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M/M Romance Book Spotlight: Going Sasquatch by Jess Whitecroft @JessWhitecroft


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M/M Romance/Romantic Comedy


going sasquatch

Finnegan & Morrow Book 1

Lovestruck lapdogs, lazy Instagrammers and calcium deposits in the pool – Hollywood personal trainer Sean ‘Finn’ Finnegan is having one hell of a week, not helped when the much-feared agent Angie Lorde calls to demand if he knows why her hottest property – winsome superhero star Chase Morrow – has suddenly ‘gone sasquatch’ and apparently disappeared off the face of the earth.

Out of concern (and maybe a little unrequited love, let’s be honest) Finn goes searching for Chase, but this leads to a day so bad that when he does catch up with his crush, they both agree that the best solution to their very Hollywood problems would be to take off, head up into the Bigfoot country of Northern California and – like America’s favorite cryptid – pretend not to exist for a while.

When Finn and Chase discover that their long held attraction is entirely mutual, they also discover that going off the grid is not that easy in the 21st century. Especially if you’re an A-lister.

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“Okay,” I said. “We need some rules.”
“Rules?”
“Yes, rules. If this is supposed to be a mental health trip–”
“–which it is. Totally.”
“Thank you. I’m glad you agree. We’re trying to get away from the things that make us insane, and that includes all things Hollywood, okay?”
Chase nodded. “Okay.”
“Good. So. No celebrities, no premieres, no gofers, no agents, no pluggers, no goodie bag swag, nobody trying to cram their tongue up your ass, no D-Listed, no E!, no junkets, no pimping and definitely, definitely no TMZ. Yeah?”
“Yeah.”
“Yeah?” He still looked worried. “Come on, Chase. Look convinced. Isn’t faking emotion sort of what you do for a living?”
He bared his perfect teeth in a rictus grin. “Okay,” he said. “It’s all good. I’m happy. This is my happy face. See?”
“That’s a lot of teeth.”
He broke into a more natural smile. “Thank you. I get them from my mother. She’s from Montana, you know.”
“I didn’t know Montana was famous for its teeth.”
“It is. You can hardly walk five feet without coming across a T-Rex tooth.”
I laughed, trying to follow his train of thought. “And your mother is part T-Rex or something? Is her vision based on movement?”
He shook his head. “Misdemeanors. If you’re doing something you shouldn’t be, you’d better believe she sees you.” He drew his elbows into his chest and mimed a T-Rex trying to play a piano. “Also she can’t play the piano for shit. Tiny arms. Great teeth, though. Never had a cavity in her life.”
God, he was cute. A small, sensible part of me wanted to turn the car around and tell him straight that we could never, ever be friends, because I would never be able to stop wanting him.
But it was a very small part, and like most voices of reason, it got drowned out.
“Next time we stop,” he said. “I want to pick up some peroxide or something.”
“We’re still on the hair thing, huh?”
“It’s no big. I’m just trying out a character is all.”
I caught his eyes in the mirror. “Really, Chase? Don’t go all method on me. We’re supposed to be going sasquatch, not Marlon Brando.”
He laughed. It crinkled his nose. “Going sasquatch?”
“Something Angie said to me. Said you’d gone to ground. Gone sasquatch. And that’s exactly what we’re doing. We’re going up to Bigfoot country and pretending we don’t exist for a while.”
Chase appeared to consider this. “Wait,” he said. “So you think Bigfoot is pretending not to exist?” He raised an eyebrow. “Oh my God. So you think there is a sasquatch?”
“When did I say that? Or even imply it? Besides, you just claimed to be part dinosaur…”
“Dinosaurs existed,” he said. “I’m serious, Finn. Do you believe in Bigfoot?”
“No,” I said, laughing. “Of course not.”
Chase sat back, took a beat. “I do,” he said.
Actors. Absolutely nuts.


New Adult Romance Book Spotlight: Every Breath You Take by J.E. Parker @AuthorJEParker


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Romantic Suspense, New Adult Romance


Every Breath You Take Book

Redeeming Love Book 2

Release Date: 2/22/18

Two damaged souls. One last shot at salvation.

Shelby
I’m a single mom with a past as hideous as the scars marring my flesh.
I’ve endured a life of pain, escaped the clutches of a sadistic monster, and survived hell.
Because of my past, the walls surrounding my heart are strong.
Impenetrable.
Yet every time Anthony speaks my name, I feel them begin to crumble.
With just one look, he makes me want things I can’t have.
Things like a father for my son and a husband for myself.
With the monster from my past closing in, I try to push him away.
But my heart and soul cry for me to pull him closer.
Falling for him is probably a big mistake.
Still, I can’t help but think it may be the sweetest mistake I’ll ever make.

Anthony
One word to describe Shelby? Perfect.
As a homicide detective, I’m constantly surrounded by darkness.
But that all changed when her eyes met mine for the first time.
In less than a second, she became my light.
My hope.
My purpose.
And come hell or high water, I’m determined to keep her and her son close.
Terrified of a looming threat from her past, she tries her best to push me away.
But no matter how hard she pushes, I’m not going anywhere.
I don’t care what she’s running from, far as I’m concerned, her fate is sealed.
Both Shelby and her son are mine.

Every Breath You Take is a standalone, 123k word novel.
Warning: This book contains dark themes that may be disturbing for some readers.

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Excerpt:

“From the moment I first saw you, I knew that you were meant to be mine. Call me crazy all you want, but when my eyes met yours for the first time it felt like my chest cracked right open. My heart—the one I thought died the day I buried my parents—suddenly began to beat again.” His lips moved closer to mine. “Something deep inside of me came to life that day, baby, and every moment since then has been the same.” He grabbed one of my hands and placed it over his heart. “My heart beats for you, sunshine.” 

“You’re crazy, Anthony” I whispered, not knowing what else to say.

He nodded. “You keep telling me that, but I’m telling you right now, I am not crazy. I am one hundred percent lucid.” He twirled a lock of my unruly hair around his finger. “And I don’t care how long it takes me to convince you how I feel, I’ll keep trying until the day I die”—his eyes bored into mine—” because you’re the other half to my soul, Shelby Mason.”


Contemporary Adult Romance Spotlight: In the Land of Milk and Honey by Nell E. S. Douglas @NellESDouglas


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Contemporary Adult Romance


in the land of milk and honey

No one ever warns you how fine the line is between love and madness…

When Gabrielle “Bree” Valentine awoke in a hospital bed with a newborn baby, she centered herself and rebuilt. Bree didn’t think about her mental breakdown, lost memories, or the features of a stranger emerging daily in the face of the son she is raising alone. Five years later, on a weekend in the Hamptons, a chance encounter with a man unlike any other jars her—bone deep. Daniel Hawthorne Baird II, wealthy, dangerous, British aristocrat, gravitates to Bree like caviar on crustinis. In his relentless obsession with Bree, their lives entwine despite Bree’s resistance. With the unconditional support of friends she calls ‘family’, Bree confronts the most difficult questions of her life. Unearthing the painful mysteries behind: who fathered her child, who the real Daniel Baird is, and the irrepressible desire driving her towards a man destined to be the end of them both.

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“Who was that?” I jumped out of my skin and bumped in to something solid right behind and then leapt away, the train of my gown swishing around me as I faced a very suspicious Daniel.

“Jesus Christ, how do you do that?” I gasped, clutching my chest.

“You didn’t answer my question,” he replied firmly, folding his arms.

“Are you stalking me?” I peered at him.

He peered back. “Was it another man?” He said it like, ‘you naughty girl’, and then there was that glimmer in his eye again.

“I’m feeling very stalked right now.” I shook my head and walked to pass him, but he blocked me.

“Excuse me,” I said indignantly.

“You’re not excused.”

“That’s not up to you,” I countered.

“Oh, I think it is,” he replied confidently and his lip twitched upward, but he resisted the smile.

“No. It isn’t, and I don’t like being deceived,” I challenged, lifting a brow. He unfolded his arms, letting them rest at his sides.

“I didn’t deceive you.” He arched one brow back. “You perceived.”

“And you did nothing to stop it. That is called deception.”

“Is it?” he replied, his eyes searching mine like he knew I thought differently.

“The distinction is obvious,” I retorted, eluding a judgement just shy of an edict. August and I were currently perpetrating a deception much bigger than his, but he couldn’t know that…

“I am not a man of many words,” Daniel replied laconically, in the tone of one who doesn’t explain himself to anyone, and didn’t intend to start tonight.

“More the “speak softly, and carry a big stick” type? The only reason you talked to me was to use me. You were just fishing for intel,” I accused, but gulped down hard admitting my words were etched into the club that he’d used to swat down Mr. Fitch.

It looked like his patience had snapped. I may have said too much, but the self-doubt he’d created in me triggered my defenses.

“That’s not why I talked to you,” he explained finally. I narrowed my eyes.

“Then why did you?”

He just stared at me for a while. I don’t know what was running through his mind—lots of things it seemed—but most of all it looked like he was deciding something. And after moments of consideration, I watched resolve form in his tightened jaw.

“We should be friends,” he said in decision, not offer—but that’s not what surprised me.

“Friends?” I repeated back dumbly. Then I thought of his cohort with the ring on his finger handing out his number to help “shave her legs”, and the unsurprised look on Daniel’s face, the compliment about my appearance, the slow kiss to my hand. I realized this banter he’d suddenly decided to engage me in could be interpreted as a caveman form of flirtation. Men like this always had women on the side… I was appalled.

“I don’t believe I’m the type of ‘friend’ you’re looking for,” I replied tartly, trying to pass him again, but he captured my wrist.

“Just friends.” He bit out each word, as if he disliked the taste of them, and slowly raised his eyes to mine. He wore the same look as Ian, that first day at lunch when he asked me not to leave. I still wasn’t convinced, but pragmatism tipped the scales. I needed to play along, for August’s sake.

I exhaled.

“Just friends,” I repeated firmly, drilling it into his eyes.

“Excellent,” Daniel said satisfactorily, releasing me. I clasped my hand around the wrist he’d released, not because it hurt, because it had stirred something. My face flushed.

“And next time you want my attention, call me by name,” I instructed.

He wasn’t insulted. “Accept my apology. It’s not my habit to touch a lady who doesn’t want to be touched.”

Needing to get away, I nodded. I began walking off and he took one stride and caught my ear.

“But I wouldn’t waste one morsel, either,” he whispered to me. I watched him stride forward, disappearing through the doors, and my heart pounding in my chest.


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About the Author:

Nell E. S. Douglas has possessed a deep, abiding love for written words since childhood. The transition from reader, to writer, was a natural one. Her first stories, penned on the lined pages of class notebooks, were inspired by her mother’s poetry and epic tales of travel, and a professorial inquisitiveness inherited from her father. Following college in Florida, Nell exited the world of pure imagination, and entered the one of business, successfully establishing a career in sales, and developing a cup-a-day habit (of coffee) that has served her well in the road she didn’t know lie ahead. Today, Nell writes during the spaces in-between domestic goddessing, and contributing as a managing partner to a thriving small business. Nell resides in Florida, with her husband and their children, passing on the traditions of her mother, and sinking her feet in the sand whenever possible.

Her favorite books are Pride and Prejudice, and To Kill a Mockingbird. Her favorite movies are Gladiator, The Outsiders, Pride and Prejudice, and Bridesmaids.

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Author Interview:

What is In the Land of Milk and Honey about?
It’s a love story, at its heart. But there are mysteries to be solved, first. It takes off from there—that question—who fathered Bree’s son? True to life, answers aren’t always answers.

What is your writing background?
For all relevant intents and purposes, this book. I’ve done minor copy work, previously. And before that, loads of poetry and short stories in my youth.

Why would someone want to read In the Land of Milk and Honey?
The characters. The ‘family’ surrounding Bree, as she struggles to solve her life’s riddle. August, Jill, and Violet. Who wouldn’t want friends like that? The mysteries (more than one). And then there is Daniel Baird, of course. Just typing his name give me chills! Not all bad ones. Daniel’s character emerges in a visceral way. The son of a British Lord has that effect.

Who will like your book?
I think non-readers will enjoy it. I think readers of romance, adult and new, will enjoy it, and people who enjoy mystery, intrigue. It’s an escape. If you’ve read both Gillian Flynn and E. L. James, I hope I’m not being too fearless when I say: swipe right—it’s a match.

Where can In the Land of Milk and Honey be purchased?
It will be released exclusively on Amazon (EBook) this January 31st. You can follow on Instagram (@nellesdouglas), or Twitter (@nellesdouglas), for forthcoming updates on print, Barnes and Noble, Google, and iBooks.

What was your experience like writing In the Land of Milk and Honey?
Haha. Well. Like… purging myself of Bree’s life story, as though she were a real person whom I had all this empathy for. Crazy. I’ll add this quote:
No one can write decently who is distrustful of the reader’s intelligence or whose attitude is patronizing.
– E. B. White
I am extremely confident of the people who read in our genre—the women who read stories about love. Easy love, hard love, sexy love, complex love—and in Bree’s case, a mother’s love. I’m one of these readers. At no turn do I underestimate them. Reversing E. B.’s statement, I hope the conclusion is that I have written it decently, for them.


M/M Romance Book Spotlight: Guarding His Jewels by Jaylen Florian @JaylenFlorian


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Gay Fiction: Action/Adventure, Romance


guarding his jewels

Passionate Security Book 1

Ryan, a naive young security guard, is lured into intrigue with professional mixed martial arts fighters and their bodyguards in the days leading up to a world championship grudge match.

More is at stake than just the title belt, prize money, and glory. The reigning champ has been threatened with losing valuable championship rings and treasured body parts by his opponent.

Ryan is chosen to execute schemes, integrating his budding sexuality, that will help keep the champion safe until he steps into the cage. The quest immerses Ryan into a secret underground world of hideaways in mansions and beach houses.

Grappling with constant surprises and temptations, Ryan’s judgment may be clouded by encounters with these dangerous, mysterious men. His mission is also complicated by his fears and suspicions. He struggles with what is real and what is bluster. He may have to conceal private confidences so that innocent people are not harmed.

Underestimated, Ryan strives to fulfill his role, heed his conscience, explore his desires, keep his hero safe, and determine the truth.

“Guarding His Jewels” is a novel with passionate and romantic themes intended for mature audiences.

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“Am I to build a relationship with Nathaniel so that he invites me of his own accord?” Ryan asks.

“Of course not,” Jacob says. “There is no time for that.”

“Then the goal is to get into his Malibu beach house today?”

“Get in his bedroom,” Jacob affirms. “That is where he conducts his private affairs without his prying bodyguards hearing everything he is scheming about.”

“How far do I go to achieve this?” Ryan asks.

“All the way. Do whatever it takes.”


About the Author:

Jaylen Florian’s newest book is “Guarding His Jewels.” Ryan, a naive young security guard, is lured into intrigue with professional mixed martial arts fighters and their bodyguards in the days leading up to a world championship grudge match.

“Ghost Town” features five college students on a weekend desert trip. One of the men is a master of disguise. He triggers lusty and experimental encounters with his companions.

“Garage: My Descent Into Satyromania” is about a timid young man in a small town whose sexual identity explodes during a weekend with at least five virile, masculine mechanics and technicians at an automotive and motorcycle repair shop.

Florian, a former athlete, is also developing two sports-related series. The “Uplifting Sports Romance” series focuses on the intense emotional dynamics and budding relationships of authentic bisexual, gay, and straight athletes. Florian’s “Arousing Euphoria” stories are sports-themed erotica rich with bawdy humor, homoerotic games and high jinks, romance, and amusing people connecting emotionally and physically.

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M/M Contemporary Romance Spotlight and Author Interview: Jesse’s Smile by Angelique Jurd @AngeliqueJurd


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M/M Contemporary Romance


jesses smile

Jesse Peterson is 26 and loves his job at a pet store. He loves the cats, the dogs and Sniffles the rabbit. What he doesn’t love is the way people assume that he can’t look after himself, that he’s isn’t a man. So, when the store’s newest customer, buying supplies for his kitten, asks him out, Jesse has trouble understanding why. Jesse knows he’s not stupid, but nobody else seems to know that. They just see a good-looking young man whose smile seems to be the brightest thing about him.

Drew Oliver isn’t other people. A high school teacher with a history of bad relationship choices, Drew is patient, loving, and doesn’t care that Jesse is different. He just cares about being able to make him smile as often as he can.

Everyone seems to have an opinion about the differences between Drew and Jesse, few notice the things they share. Can their relationship survive the scrutiny and judgement passed by everyone around them? And when one of Drew’s bad choices shows up, will love be enough to help them survive the aftermath?

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Excerpt:

“It’s more than a bit OCD,” Jesse starts to protest but stops when Drew snorts. His glasses are back in place. Jesse thinks he’s the handsomest man he’s ever seen and that’s strange because his Dad wears glasses for reading and he’s not handsome. Maybe his mom thinks he is.

“Dude, you have never seen my mother with housework, trust me you have a long way to go.” Drew crunches on a cracker he’s smeared with blue cheese. “Jesse, you know, you’re not broken, you’re just different. And I’d still like to take you out tomorrow night.”

Sighing, Jesse sits back in his chair for a moment, unsure of what to do. Part of him wants to run home, lock the door behind him, grab Wicket, and rub his hand over him until his heart stops pounding. Part of him wants to go out tomorrow night and see what happens. And an entirely different part of him wants to climb in Drew’s lap and kiss him again. He decides he should probably ignore that part. For now.

“Okay, what are we going to see?”

Jesse’s Smile, Angelique Jurd ©2017-2018


About the Author:

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A former print journalist and editor, with experience in newspaper, magazine and digital formats, Angelique Jurd writes M/M contemporary romance Based in New Zealand, she is owenved by four cats, three adult children, and a boyfriend. Her love of pop culture has led her to preparing herMaster of Arts thesis on the ways in which fan-produced media disrupts, informs, and influences the original text and creators of the television show Supernatural. Jesse’s Smile is her first novel.

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Author Interview:

Thanks for doing an interview! Could you tell our readers a little bit about your writing journey?

When I was 12 I read my first Stephen King novel (yeah I was precocious) and heard Bruce Springsteen on the radio and I was just enchanted by the way they painted pictures with their words. It was magic and I knew I wanted to do that. I started out as a journalist and worked my way up to editor. I then spent some time doing corporate writing (something I was very bad at) before deciding to return to university. I graduated in 2017 with a BA in Media Studies and English and am currently preparing my Masters thesis in Media Studies. My ‘day job’ (my thesis) involves analysing and writing about M/M fan fiction and my ‘other’ job is writing M/M romance – it’s a win all the way around.

How many books do you currently have published?

I have just published my first novel, but I do have a collection of columns I wrote for a newspaper and a collection of four short stories. I put them on Amazon a few years ago – before all the amazing tools we have today were so easy to access – so the formatting on them isn’t … wonderful. One day soon I’ll take them down and fix them.

I have some more novels due out over the coming months.

What has been your favorite book to write so far? Why?

I’ve written four novels over the past twelve months and Jesse’s Smile has been my favorite. I just liked Jesse’s character from the moment I heard him in my head so it made it very easy to sit down and work each day. When I was finished I went into mourning for a week, I missed him so much.

Are you currently working on a book? Will this be your next release?

I am currently working on two books. One is the third in a trilogy – The Capistrano Series – the first of which will be released in May. The other – Guard You With My Heart is the first in a paranormal m/m romance series – Guardian Angel series – will be my next release.

What do you enjoy most about writing?

Painting pictures with words. Meeting characters in my head (it’s noisy in there), discovering their world, and telling their story.

Do you ever get writer’s block? If so, how do you deal with it?

I do. It used to bother me a lot but now I deal with it by putting on some music, opening a document about something entirely different, and ignoring the characters and plot that are blocked. Usually within 24 hours they start opening up again. I don’t know if that would work for everyone, but it works for me.

Have you ever had one of your characters to take a twist you weren’t expecting and surprise you?

Yes. In The Capistrano Series, one of the characters has just thrown a massive temper tantrum. He’s normally really placid and easy going and it blindsided me – so it certainly blind sided the other characters.

Which of your characters is your personal favorite? Least favorite? Why?

I have favorites and villians in each book. In Jesse’s Smile, Jesse was my favorite by far because I liked his transparency and his lack of pretense. I really hated David – hated writing him, hated everything about him. Happily so do readers. He’s the villain of the story and he was just so awful to have in my head.

Now it’s time to get to know you! What are some of your favorite books to read?

I’m a huge fan of Stephen King, JK Rowling, Melissa Foster, oh look the list is huge and very ecclectic. I read a lot of fan fiction too.

What about television shows? Movies?

Supernatural. BBC Sherlock. Arrow. The Black List. NCIS.

Movies – pretty much any movie available. I’m going to see The Shape of Water today.

Can readers find you at any live events, such as book signings or conventions?

I’m hoping to have some of those lined up very soon so stay tuned.


Contemporary Romance Spotlight: Set In Stone by Dakota Willink @DakotaWillink


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Contemporary Romance


set in stone

The Stone Series Book 3

Release Date: 1/19/2018

Two declarations of love. And a past that won’t set them free.

Alexander had rules. Krystina broke them. Together, they learned the hard way that life was too short to play the game. Choosing to not leave their relationship to Fate, they fell completely and irrevocably into one another. As two shattered souls, wrapped in each other’s arms, it was as if the world and all its troubles did not exist.

However, committing to love each other was only the beginning. Caught up in their blazing desire, they unexpectedly find themselves facing the shadows of the past once again. Just when Krystina thought she knew the man she committed to, more questions arise, causing her to wonder if Alexander is who he says he is. It should have been one of the happiest times in their lives, but the darkness still loomed, threatening everything they fought so hard to overcome.

Now Krystina is faced with a terrible decision: go against Alexander in order to save him or sit idly by and watch as his world shatters around him. For her greatest battle was the very thing their relationship was founded upon. Trust.

The heart-wrenching and seductive story of Alexander and Krystina concludes with Set In Stone, the powerfully moving finale to The Stone Series.

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When we arrived at the penthouse, Alexander immediately went to the living room, grabbed a bottle of whiskey from the wet bar, and poured some into a lowball glass. No ice. Two fingers, not one. He threw back the amber liquid and poured another. I frowned. Alexander always exercised control when he drank. This was way out of the norm.
He braced his arms on the edges of the wet bar and dropped his head to his chest. His back was to me, but I could tell he was taking a few deep breaths.
“Alex?” I questioned cautiously.
“What?” he snapped, but didn’t turn around.
“What’s wrong? You never drink that fast.”
He picked up the glass that held his second round, stared at it for a moment, before tipping back the contents.
“Every man has his poison of choice. Today, mine’s whiskey,” he stated bitterly.
Alarmed, I moved toward him slowly, like he was a wild animal that could be spooked at any moment. Slipping my arms around his waist, I moved my hands up to feel the slow and steady rhythm of his heart. We stayed like that for a long moment before he eventually seemed to calm. Turning towards me, he wrapped his arms tightly around my back and cocooned me to his chest.
“I’m okay, angel. I just needed a minute.”
I nuzzled my head into his shoulder as he stroked the length of my hair. I felt as though my heart might burst.
“Let me take your pain away.” I lifted my head up to meet his gaze. Torment swirled within his pools of sapphire, so I offered the only thing I could to erase it. “Be with me.”
He took my chin between his fingers and brushed his lips softly over mine.
“I want that,” he murmured and ran a hand down my arms in quiet tenderness. A familiar warmth spread through me and I tipped my head further back, my silent plea for him to deepen his kiss.
Pushing my tongue past his lips, I explored the depths of his mouth, tangling my tongue with his. He matched my intensity, pulling my body tighter to his.
“Take me to bed, Alex.”
His grip on me slackened, creating an unwanted space between us. I ached for him to return.
“I’m wound too tight, angel. I don’t think…” he trailed off, seeming unable to find the words to express his thoughts. He began to turn away, but I placed a hand on his arm to stop him. I didn’t understand his hesitation, but I didn’t need to.
“I want you. In this moment, nothing else matters.”


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About the Author:

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Dakota Willink is a contemporary romance writer and editor, and the author of The Stone Series. She is an associate member of Romance Writers of America and a two time Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards winner.

Dakota has always had a passion for reading and writing. From the time she was an adolescent, she enjoyed curling up with a good paperback, reading genres that ranged from thriller and fantasy, to mystery and romance. She always dreamed of one day writing her own book, but had put her aspirations on hold to focus on her family and a career that would pay the bills. However, her heart continued to be with fictional characters – whether they belonged to a favorite author or if they were just stories that she made up in her own head.

In 2013, Dakota gathered enough courage to turn her dreams into a reality. In between playing chauffeur to two very busy children and working her job during the day, Dakota began to put words on paper. Eventually, she began to describe her life as a book. Everything she saw or heard throughout the day, intertwined with her imagination for the creation of future writings. By 2014, with the support of her husband and two children, she gave up the security of a steady paycheck and began working on her first novel full time.

Her first novel, Heart of Stone, was published in December of 2015. Less than a year after its release, the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards recognized Heart of Stone as the 2016 Bronze Medalist in the romance category. In September of 2017, Readers’ Favorite announced Stepping Stone as the Gold Medal winner in the Contemporary Romance category.

Dakota resides in the Western New York area, where she enjoys spending time with family, her two Labrador Retrievers, and her spoiled rotten cat. During the summer months, she can often be found soaking up the sun on the Great Lakes with her family.

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