Thursday, August 31, 2017

TEMPTED BY MR. WRONG by Jacquie Biggar

TEMPTED BY MR. WRONG
by Jacquie Biggar

Release Celebration for PROTECTING THE GIRL NEXT DOOR and PROTECTING THE MOVIE STAR, book 3 and 4 in THE PROTECTORS series by Noelle Adams and Samantha Chase

Celebrate the Release of
PROTECTING THE GIRL NEXT DOOR and
PROTECTING THE MOVIE STAR along with the entire
THE PROTECTORS series!  

Four former Marines, each trying to protect the one they love. The Protectors series tells their stories. Fans of contemporary romance will not be able to put this series by New York Times Bestselling Authors, Noelle Adams and Samantha Chase, down.

Add PROTECTING THE GIRL NEXT DOOR and PROTECTING THE MOVIE STAR to your TBR pile on Goodreads! Be sure to enter the giveaway for a $15 Amazon gift card! One runner-up will receive their choice eBook from Noelle’s backlist.

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Title: Protecting the Girl Next Door
Author: Noelle Adams and Samantha Chase
Release Date: August 30, 2017
Series: The Protectors #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Price: $2.99

Synopsis:
Protecting the Girl Next Door was originally published as Forever Bound. It has since been expanded, revised, and re-edited.

I like women, and I like adventure. I always have. The last thing I want to do is settle down with the girl next door and live a boring, domestic life. So I have no idea what I'm doing here, posing as a first-grade teacher.

It's the most ridiculous undercover security job I've ever had to work. Corralling a bunch of six-year-olds while I try to do my job and keep anyone from knowing how clueless I really am. I manage to fool everyone. Except Kristin.

She's an actual teacher, and she's determined to find out what I'm really doing here. She doesn't trust me, and her daughter doesn't like me. And the worst part is that I'm starting to like them. A lot.

So now, instead of being the tough guy, I'm stuck with rowdy children and Christmas pageants and falling in love. It's not the way I thought I'd spend Christmas.

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Title: Protecting the Movie Star
Author: Noelle Adams and Samantha Chase
Release Date: August 30, 2017
Series: The Protectors #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Price: $2.99

Synopsis:
Protecting the Movie Star was originally published as Home Bound. It has since been expanded, revised, and re-edited.

The story of my life isn't pretty. I come from the wrong side of the tracks. I've been a criminal. I've been homeless. I almost killed my father, and I might be responsible for the death of my best friend.
I should not be wanting Evangeline.

Her life story is the stuff of dreams. She's America's sweetheart - beautiful, talented, and famous - and she doesn't want anything to do with me. I'll protect her from a stalker since it's my job, but that's all I'm allowed. No touching, no lusting, no falling in love. I'm all wrong for her, and she's completely off-limits.

But I've never been good about following the rules.

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Enter to win a $15 Amazon Gift Card! One runner-up will receive their choice eBook from Noelle’s backlist.

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Be sure to check out the entire THE PROTECTORS series!

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Title: Protecting His Best Friend’s Sister

Author: Noelle Adams and Samantha Chase
Release Date: August 9, 2017
Series: The Protectors #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Price: FREE

Synopsis:
Protecting His Best Friend's Sister was originally published as Duty Bound. It has since been expanded, revised, and re-edited.

The only woman I want is the one I can never have.

Harper. My best friend's sister. I've wanted her since I was eighteen, but she's always been off-limits. Now I'm home after years in the Marines, and nothing has changed--except everything has. Her brother is dead, and she's on a hopeless quest for answers about his death.

And I want her just as much as ever.

Someone is trying to kill her now, and she won't let me keep her safe. I have to protect her anyway, even if she doesn't trust me, even if she hates me for it. A man protects what's precious to him, whether or not he can ever claim her for his own.

And Harper has always been precious to me.

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Title: Protecting the Enemy

Author: Noelle Adams and Samantha Chase
Release Date: August 9, 2017
Series: The Protectors #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Price: $2.99

Synopsis:
Protecting the Enemy was originally published as Honor Bound. It has since been expanded, revised, and re-edited.

Twelve years ago, I gave up the love of my life because my family made the relationship impossible. Now that Ali has come back to me, I'm not going to give her up again.

It's been years since I've seen her, and I know she's hated me all this time. I never expected to see her working as an event planner for one of my father's business partners. But here she is, always snooping around and getting into trouble. I'm supposed to be providing security, but I can't stop thinking about her.

She's up to something, and it might put her in danger. She sees me as the enemy now. Maybe I am, but I'm not going to lose her again. I might be hired to protect the man she's working against, but my heart only wants to protect her.

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About Noelle Adams:

Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she reads any book she can get her hands on and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.

She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances.

If you'd like to contact Noelle, please contact her at noelle.s.adams@gmail.com. Or connect with her on TwitterFacebook, and Goodreads.




Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Blog Tour for Taboo and Daddy



Title: Taboo & Daddy (Penthouse Pleasures) 
Author: Opal Carew, Jayne Rylon, Avery Aster 
Genre: Erotic Romance 
Release Date: August 22, 2017 





One luxury building holds six penthouse apartments owned by kinky Manhattanites. Their sizzling stories will be told throughout the Penthouse Pleasures series from New York Times bestselling authors Opal Carew, Jayne Rylon, and Avery Aster. From trailer trash to elite New York City lawyer, Casey Clark has transformed her life. There’s only one change she regrets. The one that left her blazing her trail alone. Her tough ex-boyfriend Jace West has made a career of protecting people in bad situations, just like he always did for her. When Casey finds something in her new penthouse apartment that could put her in danger, he’s the first one to volunteer to keep her body safe—even if it puts their hearts at risk again. Jace counts on his partner Ian to chaperone his alone time with Casey. Instead, it seems the guy balances out Jace’s rough edges with a suave sophistication Casey always craved. The combination has the potential to fill the void in her life that money, power, and ambition can’t…if she’s bold enough to take what she wants from each of them. Venturing into taboo territory, Casey could become the woman Jace has always needed. The kind who’s enough for not just one super sexy man, but two of them.







She’s an innocent young woman from his past whom he swears to protect. But the forbidden attraction between them threatens to override all reason. Bonus: This story includes a short erotic audio that will melt your panties! ~~~ Kent never dreamed he’d be picking up Christina from the police station in the middle of the night. He hasn’t seen her since she was sixteen, but she was sweet and innocent. When he gets there, he’s shocked to see that she’s a full grown woman… and very sexy. And she’s been arrested for soliciting. When she throws herself into his arms and calls him Daddy, then begs him to pretend he’s her stepfather, he plays along. But the echo of that whispered word in his ear… Daddy… sets his blood on fire. He’d love nothing more than to take a firm hand with her… in the bedroom. But that can never happen. ~~~ DADDY is the second book of the Penthouse Pleasures series. This is a sizzling story of a young woman and the sexy older man who captures her heart. Their story is wrought with emotion and conflict as they struggle through the difficult journey to happiness despite past pain and a taboo romance that should never happen. Warning: The hero is a sexy father figure who gets turned on when his "baby girl" calls him Daddy. And there’s a sexy neighbor who might just join in the fun. (Translation: Ménage a trois!)









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Kent stepped out of the shower and dried off then tossed the towel over the hook. He opened the door and as soon as he stepped into his bedroom, he saw Christina standing at the top of the stairs. Her eyes widened, then her gaze fell right to where it shouldn’t be. “Christina, what the hell?” His heart pounded as he grabbed the throw from his bed and draped it around his waist. “I’m sorry.” Her face blossomed a deep rose. “I didn’t realize the stairway led right into your bedroom.” “All right. But why did you come up here?” “I…” Her gaze had moved from his now covered cock—which was rising to attention despite the awkwardness of the situation—and drifted up his bare chest and settled on his face. “I wanted to talk,” she said. She drew in deep breaths, which made him all too aware of her firm, round breasts under the thin cotton of her pullover pajama top, and wrung her hands together. He wasn’t sure if it was anxiety, embarrassment, or both. Concern swelled through him. “What is it? Is there something wrong?” “No… well, yes.” Protective instincts bubbled through him. What was so important that she would come looking for him in the middle of the night? “All right. Come in and we’ll talk." He walked to the couch and sat down and she walked further into the room. He was surprised when she sat down beside him instead of in one of the armchairs. His groin tightened even more. Fuck, he’d just taken a cold shower to calm down his body from his lascivious thoughts about her. Now with her so close, the sight of her in her pajamas—which were modest enough, but her nipples peaked to points under the light, cotton fabric of the top—made him want to jump under a stream of frigid water again. He should send her right back down those stairs. But if she needed to talk, he couldn’t turn her away. “I think we should talk about what happened earlier,” she said hesitantly. “When I told you that you were the only man I trust.” Fuck. “Nothing happened earlier.” “That’s not true. We had a moment.” Her green gaze caught on his. “We almost kissed.” She rested her hand on his arm and the softness of her skin on his made him all too aware of his nakedness. Of the intimacy of the situation. Of how easy it would be to take her into his arms and… He lurched to his feet, holding the blanket securely at his waist and paced. “I think you should go back to your room.” She stood up and walked toward him, determination in her emerald green eyes. “I’m attracted to you.” She rested her hand on his cheek and sparks flared across his skin. “Are you going to tell me you don’t feel the same for me?” His jaw clenched. “I’m old enough to be your father.” “I’ve never had a father in my life. I don’t know what that’s like. But with you, I’ve always felt safe and cared for. I’ve always felt protected.” She stepped closer and rested her hand flat on his chest, right over his heart, which started to pound faster. She pushed herself on her tiptoes and her lips brushed his ear. “And I like the feeling.” Fuck, his cock was aching with her so close. She nuzzled his neck, the light flutter of her lips on his skin sent his pulse racing. She cupped his face and found his mouth. Time stood still as the overwhelming sensations of her body against his, the delicate feel of her tongue nudging between his lips, made his body harden. His barriers crumbled and his arms glided around her. He pulled her tight, his mouth opening and he drove his tongue deep into her, tasting her sweetness. She sucked in a breath, then wrapped her arms tight around his neck as he plundered her mouth. His heart pounded as his cock swelled and he backed her up to the bed. Seconds later, she was on her back beneath him, her breasts crushed against his naked chest. His hand glided along her ribs, then he cupped one soft mound. At the feel of it in his hand, her nipple hard and thrusting upward, heat surged through him. She arched her lower body, pressing against his aching shaft. He tore his mouth from hers. “Fuck, what the hell am I doing?” The age thing was bad enough, but she was a virgin, for fuck’s sake. She stared up at him, her eyes wide and filled with need. “Don’t stop,” she pleaded. He pushed away and surged to his feet. “Christina, I want to protect you… not take your virginity.” She stood up and grasped his hand, her small fingers curling around his. “Please. You’re the only one I trust enough to do this with. You can help me past my fear of being with a man. I know you’ll be tender and loving—and won’t judge me or try to force me into anything more.” She gazed up at him. “And that’s what I need right now.” She moved closer and rested her hand on his chest. “I think you want to protect me like a father would.” She pushed herself up on her tiptoes and pressed her lips to his ear. “But you’re not my father. So you can do anything you want with me.” She took his hand and pressed it to her breast again. The softness of it unraveled his resolve. She leaned close to his ear again. “Daddy,” she murmured. “Ah, fuck.” Her hand slid to his waist and the coverlet fell to the floor. His cock sprang upward and she wrapped her hand around it. As her feminine fingers curled around his hard shaft, he sucked in a breath, his blood boiling. “I think you like me calling you Daddy.” She kissed his ear then nibbled his lobe, sending tingles racing along his spine. Like was too mild a word. It was electrifying. She squeezed his fingers around her breast as she ran her hand the length of his cock. When she began to stroke him, he knew he had to stop her. His groin tightened painfully and he was getting too fucking close too fucking fast. He grabbed her wrist, intent on pulling it away, but she nipped his ear, then arched her breast tighter into his hand. “Oh, Daddy. I love you touching me like this.” Fuck, he’d never been this wildly turned on in his life. His grip loosened and she stroked him faster. Without thinking, he walked her backward until she was against the wall. She released his cock long enough to pull her loose-fitting pajama top over her head, revealing her generous, round breasts. His breath caught at the sight of them. He claimed her lips, pressing his body tight to hers, excited by the feel of her soft, naked breasts crushed against his chest. As he claimed her with his passionate kiss, she squeezed his cock and stroked it. Moving faster and faster. He groaned into her mouth. She pulled away and gazed up at him. “Oh, Daddy, I want you so badly,” she whispered breathily. “Ah, fuck!” The raging ache in his groin spiked, then incredible heat burst through him. He groaned as pleasure surged through every part of him, and he erupted in a fountain of hot come. He was shocked at how much it turned him on when she called him Daddy. He’d just come and he was still hard, for God’s sake. He realized he was leaning against her, so he drew back, still panting. She grabbed his hand and pulled him to the bed, then lay down on it. She pushed down her pajama bottoms, exposing her sweet, naked pussy. God help him. “Please. Make love to me now. I want you to be my first.” He ran his fingers over the glistening white goo on her stomach. Smearing it over her creamy skin. Instead of answering, he glided to his knees and pulled her to the edge of the bed. He widened her legs and stared at her intimate folds. “You’re beautiful, baby girl. Do you like me calling you that?” “Oh, yes, Daddy.” Her voice quivered with need. He chuckled as he ran his fingertips over her, feeling the slickness of her arousal. “You’re so wet for me.” He opened her folds and stared at her opening, so soft and inviting. “You want me to push my big cock into your innocent little pussy?” “Yes.” She licked her lips, her eyes wide and full of desire. “Please.” He chuckled. Fuck, he couldn’t believe he’d soon be driving his cock into her untried passage. Because he’d gone past the point of saying no. She wanted this. And he certainly fucking wanted it. He stroked over her folds again, eliciting a soft moan. Then, watching her, he pressed his finger inside her. Gliding in past the first knuckle, then to the second. He pushed another finger inside, delighting at the tight grip of her around him. Her eyes glazed and the look of need on her face made him ache to drive inside her right now. But instead, he leaned forward and covered her pussy with his mouth. “Ohhh,” she moaned. He lapped at her folds until he found the little button inside. Then he teased it with the tip of his tongue. Her fingers glided through his hair and she pulled him tighter to her wet flesh. “That feels so good,” she murmured, a note of desperation coloring her voice. “You like that, baby girl?” he asked. “Mmm. Yes,” she breathed. He sucked on her clit and she gasped, then arched against him. He began moving his fingers inside her. Surging in and out as he suckled her sensitive button. She pivoted her hips up and down, as if riding his mouth and hand. He kept pulsing into her. His tongue quivered over her clit. “Oh, God…” She gasped. “Oh, it feels so…” Then she moaned, her body shuddering as the orgasm claimed her. He kept his fingers moving inside her, his tongue teasing, his gaze turned up to watch her beautiful face glowing with bliss. When she finally collapsed against the bed, he slowly drew his fingers from her tight canal and gave her one final lick, then lifted his head, smiling. She looked so wonderfully sated, he wondered if he should stop here. But she opened her arms to him. He prowled over her, then captured her lips. She drove her tongue inside his mouth and stroked with vigor. “Please, now, fill me with your big cock.” He stared into her wide green eyes. “Baby girl, are you really sure this is what you want?” “Oh, yes.” She pulled him closer and nuzzled his temple. “Please, Daddy. Fuck me now.” Goddamn. He couldn’t refuse her. Because he wanted this so fucking badly, too.

Jayne Rylon is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She received the 2011 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Indie Erotic Romance. Her stories used to begin as daydreams in seemingly endless business meetings, but now she is a full time author, who employs the skills she learned from her straight-laced corporate existence in the business of writing. She lives in Ohio with two cats and her husband, the infamous Mr. Rylon. When she can escape her purple office, she loves to travel the world, avoid speeding tickets in her beloved Sky, SCUBA dive, and–of course–read. http://jaynerylon.com 
  Opal Carew is the author of over a dozen romance stories in which she makes offerings of hope, success, and love to her readers. Opal loves crystals, dragons, feathers, cats, pink hair, the occult, Manga artwork, and all that glitters. She earned a degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, and spent 15 years as a software analyst before turning to her passions as a writer. Opal lives with her husband and two teen-aged sons in Ontario, Canada http://www.opalcarew.com 
  Avery Aster: A graduate of New York University and a resident of the Big Apple for twenty years, New York Times bestselling author Avery Aster writes popular fiction in several genres. Erotic Romance fans enjoy Avery’s The Manhattanites books, while New Adult readers can’t get enough of the Undergrad Years. For those who like a good thrill that’ll mess with their mind, check out Avery’s Psychological Suspense series, Piper Adler and other books at www.AveryAster.com

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Gray Pack Release

Series 5

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Fire of the Wolf

The Gray Pack Book One

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Introverted nurse Caroline Trainor’s apartment burns to the ground, and she is rescued by a sexy fireman. Waking up in the hospital, she finds the delicious fireman and his identical twin brother waiting for her. Devin and Damon Gray claim that they are alpha leaders of a pack of werewolves, and that she is destined to be their mate. Her logical nature resists this unreal situation, but her body craves their every touch. Struggling with unresolved pain from her past and her need for her own identity, she has no desire to be their house wolf—until another wolf pack’s alpha threatens their lives and relationship with a challenge to the death. Scared to lose the men she has grown to love like she lost her parents, she runs directly into the arms of the lethal alpha challenger, and the brothers must save her before they all wind up dead.

Reflections of the Wolf

The Gray Pack Book Two

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After being rescued from a crazy werewolf with murderous intent, Tina Jameson has a scorching night with Liam Gray, local firefighter and Beta Wolf of the Gray Pack. When he announces that she is predestined to be his mate, she is fast to push him away. Suddenly she finds herself in a whirlwind of conflicting emotions and rioting desires. Having been a victim of a senseless act of violence in her past, Tina has given up on a forever kind of love, even if that man turns her on like no one else has. 

Liam didn’t think he wanted a mate, but his wolf wants Tina in his bed and his life for good. In order to have her he must let go of the guilt he has from his daughter’s death and then help Tina to let go of her own tragic past. Can one night determine their destiny, or will fear drive them apart?

Legacy of the Wolf

The Gray Pack Book Three

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Built like Vikings, the Whetstone brothers are a force to be reckoned with. As Beta Wolves of the Gray Pack, Rafe and Ryley are simultaneously two of the strongest men in the pack, and firefighters for the Kansas City Fire Department. Twenty years have passed since their parents disappeared, and they dream of finding their mate, and having a family. They want to build a legacy of their own, but fate just dumped a big old monkey wrench in their plans by the name of…Shandi Martin. Fighting cancer for her life, she was devastated when her boyfriend left her. So why would she want to risk her heart again? Facing destiny she realizes that she stopped living to protect her heart three years ago. But when a mysterious rogue wolf threatens their new relationship, they are forced to make a choice. Can they accept a life with just each other, or do they need a family to be happy?

Dreams of the Wolf

The Gray Pack Book Four

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Katie-Jo (KJ) Whetstone is on a mission to save her mother’s life and protect the Quiver Creek pack from Nicolas Kaplan, a deranged werewolf. She has already journeyed across the country from Wyoming to Missouri, to find brothers that she never knew, and now she must lead them back against their own reservations. She’s shocked when her libido goes haywire over the only human traveling with them, Dr. Thomas Jameson. Fighting to keep her distance from the mating lust, KJ and Thomas both end up needing rescued. Bryson Samuels is an enemy wolf that makes her body sing as loudly as Thomas does. With strangers for mates, she fights the need to bond, with her desire to be free from the pack. In the end they will all have to decide if they are willing to do anything to protect each other.

Caress of the Wolf

The Gray Pack Book Five

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In a time of transition, only the strongest will thrive… Whitney Gray is less than thrilled that her werewolf pack is hosting another packs Alpha battle. She figures the Diego wolves have done enough damage to the Gray wolves to last a lifetime, but when cousins Cadence and Mateo Diego step into her life she finds herself on a new and dangerous path. Cadence and Mateo are determined to protect their birthright, and secure their place as the leaders of the Diego Pack. They didn’t anticipate finding their mate, and now they are protecting her and her family from a threat that ends up being way to close for comfort. The newly mated trio begin planning for a life or death battle, and end up on a journey from betrayal to forgiveness, but when you’re battling the past, someone’s bound to get hurt.

Honor of the Wolf

The Gray Pack Book Six

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Being a Beta wolf in the Gray Pack is one of the highest honors Luke Gray has ever attained, but he wants so much more for himself and his pack. The recent shift in mating habits, has disturbed his idyllic view of their way of life, and worse yet, no one else seems to understand his point of view. Tavi Reid is a woman full of grit, and determination. She’s come too far, and worked too hard to let an arrogant man with a chip on his shoulder throw her off track. Even if he’s sexy as hell and makes her weak in the knees, she has to stay focused on her daughter and their future. They are both tested with traumatic new changes to their lives, but will they lean on each other to get them through, or will these two independent individuals end up with disaster on their hands? Honor is not a right, it’s earned…

About Lori

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Best-selling author, Lori King, is also a full-time wife and mother of three boys. Although she rarely has time to just enjoy feminine pursuits; at heart she is a hopeless romantic. She spends her days dreaming up Alpha men, and her nights telling their stories. An admitted TV and book junkie, she can be found relaxing with a steamy story, or binging in an entire season of some show online. She gives her parents all the credit for her unique sense of humor and acceptance of all forms of love. There are no two loves alike, but you can love more than one with your whole heart. With the motto: Live, Laugh, and Love like today is your only chance, she will continue to write as long as you continue to read. Thank you for taking the time to indulge in a good Happily Ever After with her.

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Hopechest 
Kailee Reese Samuels
(The SOS, #4)
Publication date: July 4th 2017
Genres: Erotica, Romance


Kaci agreed to the most important question of her life.
And then she had her fiancé taken hostage.


He played her game and trained for battle.
And now he is completely unprepared to lose.

Loving her once, Sal fell for her eccentric, wild pixie. She used her abilities—aiming her target to get revenge—but Kaci stumbled into a dangerous love, putting Sal through a gut-wrenching hell.
Can Sal ever forgive her sins of the past?
With the questions on the table, one inescapable truth looms before their relationship. His calculating mind and intimidating body built for the greater good, leaving Sal changed. No longer the curious submissive boy of the past, his new outlook is one of defiance, kink, and control.
Will Kaci embrace the changes – or – is the end closer than she ever imagined?

There is nothing he can do—
No praying on his knees for forgiveness
No bargaining with the devil to save their relationship
In this heartbreaking battle, Sal will lose.

In the fourth and final book of The Story of Salvatore, Sal Raniero begs to reverse the clock as reality leaks into his perfect bubble. With his love of the fetish world shoved to the backburner, he learns not only the meaning of love, but how precious time is.

The war begins when Sal rages into Sugargrove—
Nothing safe from his wrath
Nothing sacred in his path
…including the Hope he longed to keep.

Kailee Reese Samuels
Hopechest Excerpt #1

The chrome and steel roared past the headstones. The engine noise bounced, echoing loud enough to wake the dead. Gray clouds parted, revealing a hint of blue on an otherwise dreary day.
As he cut the engine off, Sal ran his hand through his curls. His overgrown hair brushed down to his shoulders, and the ringlets were starting to annoy him. He pushed his sunglasses up and noticed a curious sight in the distance.
A bright yellow dress hunched low on the gloomy day. If people weren’t passed out at Juliet from the night’s frolic, they were at one of the four churches in town. In the several years, he lived at Sugargrove, running the loop of his own sweaty religion, he knew no one ever visited the cemetery before ten in the morning on a Sunday.
The wind kicked up, blowing wind chimes and her long blonde hair as Sal walked closer. He pulled a smoke out of his black leather jacket and lit it. He didn’t care if she saw him. He wanted to know who the fuck she was.
Beneath his black boots, acorns crunched as he approached. He lunged over the top of the two-year-old twins who died in a wreck the year he came to town. The small ceramic lambs chipped away from the weather. He looked down to assure his clearance, and when he glanced up she sat mere feet away and glanced his direction with her round sunglasses.
His head cocked to the side, he recognized the nose… that mouth.
Her short frame rose up. Without a doubt, he knew he was standing in front of the girl he loved more than anyone else in the world. Pulling her sunglasses off, she beamed her wide grin in his direction.
“Hope?”
“Yes, Raniero. How can I help you?”

© 2017 Kailee Reese Samuels



Author Bio:
Embracing diversity. Coffee addict. Mango lover. Blueberry fetishist. Sweet peach tea crazy. Red wine devout. Whiskey deviant. Tattooed & pierced. Loves shoes. Collects rosaries. Fanatical organizer/cleaner/list-maker. Never sleeps. Hermit and recluse.
Storyteller.
KAILEE REESE SAMUELS has been spinning tales since she can remember. Her books are contemporary fiction with a no-holds-barred attitude. She adores listening to her characters ramble and putting them into situations that push the boundaries.
Creativity is the way to change.

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