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Soul’s Desire and Giveaway!

Hi all!

The UNPARALLELED LOVE SERIES is coming soon!

As many of you know, I’m doing a collaboration with two award-winning and bestselling authors: Stephanie Nicole Norris and Delaney Diamond! This fun and sexy series is a must read! And the good news is – all books will be released September 5, 2019! For right now, the books (ebooks & paperbacks) will only be available on Amazon, and they are all on Kindle Unlimited (KU)!

Check out the blurbs and buy links below:

Blurb:

Some past loves can stand the test of time…

Ballet dancer Soul Carrington has lived her dream of traveling the world. But the past year has been one life hurdle after another until she moves back to Atlanta. Now life is looking up, especially when she comes face to face with a past love. A man who makes her heart dance pirouettes and her body pulse with desire.

Not a day has gone by that police officer Micah Olsen hasn’t longed for his first love. However, their encounter in Atlanta is not accidental. Yet, against his better judgment, he has to let her believe it is, which isn’t easy. All of the emotions he once felt for her return with a vengeance. Their attraction is more powerful than ever, and when hot kisses turn into heated nights, Micah knows he has to come clean. But will it be too late?

Preorder your copy today! Amazon – https://amzn.to/2ZSlxOV

Release Date: September 5, 2019

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Everlasting Desire by Stephanie Nicole Norris

Discovering the truth behind her boyfriend’s infidelity, Jada Wilson decides it’s time to regain her independence. She wants to shed her anxiety, and while looking for a stress-free resolution, the answer to her quandary comes from an unanticipated source—her best friend. He’s been the only consistent person in her life, and the unexpected way his touch ignites a passion within her takes Jada to new heights she wasn’t ready to explore, until now.

Award-winning MasterChef Solomon McBride has reached the end of his reservations regarding Jada Wilson. As her best friend for the past three decades, Solomon’s had enough of witnessing her heart break. But aware of her vulnerability, he carefully treads a path to rebuild her trust in love, and he’s ready to lead the way if she is willing to allow him.

Preorder your copy today! Amazon https://amzn.to/2Z2fQMU

Release Date: September 5, 2019

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Heart’s Desire by Delaney Diamond

Co-workers Nathan Crenshaw and Janice Livingston once had a passionate relationship that went up in flames and created a strained environment at their place of employment. Since then Janice has tried to move on. Unfortunately, they have to work together, and unfortunately, she’s still very attracted to Nathan.

Nathan can’t forget his connection with Janice—a connection he hasn’t experienced with any other woman. After an earth-shattering kiss rekindles their flame, will these two finally get it right—or will an outside force get in the way?

Preorder your copy today! Amazon – https://amzn.to/2YOkS4M

Release Date: September 5, 2019

 

GIVEAWAY!

I have a giveaway going on – for newsletter followers only!

*US residents only*

 

Prize #1

2 – AMC Movie Passes & Books

Redesigning Happiness – Nita Brooks

Journey to Seduction – Candace Shaw

Way to Her Heart – Melanie Schuster

Pleasure at Midnight & His Pick for Passion – Pamela Yaye & Synithia Williams

Prize #2

2 – AMC Movie Passes & Books

Playing with Seduction – Reese Ryan

Redesigning Happiness – Nita Brooks

Mistress for Hire – Niobia Bryant

Pleasure at Midnight & His Pick for Passion – Pamela Yaye & Synithia Williams

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COMING SOON!

What’s coming soon? More from my Atlanta’s Finest series! If you’re on my newsletter mailing list, then you’ve already seen the cover reveal for BETRAYED (book 5 in the Atlanta’s Finest series).

BETRAYED is Angelo González and Zenobia (Zen) Westfield’s story. Angelo, if you remember from ACCUSED, is a former DEA agent. Up and coming singing sensation, Zen, had a rough upbringing, but her adult life has been pretty good. At least until recently. She and Angelo meet under interesting circumstances and their relationship starts off pretty rocky, but don’t worry, they’ll get their happily-ever-after.

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August 16, 2019 Posted by | Coming Soon | , , , | Leave a comment

Redesigning Happiness by Nita Brooks #Newrelease #womensfiction

REDESIGNING HAPPINESS BY NITA BROOKS

Real life is a work in progress… #DesignYourLife

It wasn’t easy for Yvonne Cable to get over a heartbreaking relationship and revamp her life. But now the once-broke single mom is Atlanta’s most sought-after interior designer—and one-half of the media’s hottest power couple. She and her celebrity fiancé, Nathan, are a perfect, practical match, on—and off—camera. And with their new home improvement reality show the object of a fierce network bidding war, there’s no limit to how far they can go . . .

But Yvonne is stunned when mogul Richard Barrington III unexpectedly makes an offer for their program. He’s the man she thought left her for a more successful woman. And he’s the father of her son—though he didn’t know it until now. Richard wants to get to know their boy, and Yvonne agrees, though she’s wary. Yet little by little, she’s finding it hard to resist the responsible, caring man Richard has become. But when a scandalous leak puts everything Yvonne’s worked for at risk, she’ll have to look beyond surfaces to come to terms with who she is—and discover what she truly wants.

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ABOUT NITA BROOKS

A reading addict, self-professed connoisseur of home improvement shows, and a collector of teapots, Nita Brooks resides in South Carolina with her family. You can connect with her on Facebook and Twitter at @AuthorNitaB.

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August 1, 2019 Posted by | Blog Guest | , , , , | Comments Off on Redesigning Happiness by Nita Brooks #Newrelease #womensfiction

Brooks Family Series by DelaneyDiamond! #SweetSensualPassionateRomance #BrooksFamilySeries #DelaneyDiamond #HonMagPR

BROOKS FAMILY SERIES BY DELANEY DIAMOND

Stand-Alone: yes
Series: Brooks Family, Books 1-5
Publisher: Garden Avenue Press
Genres: Romance, Contemporary Romance
Heat Level: Sensual

Book Tour: July 29 – August 2, 2019
Bookstagram: July 29 – August 2, 2019

Contact: info@honmagpr.com

SWEET. SENSUAL. PASSIONATE. ROMANCE.

 

A PASSIONATE LOVE
Simone Brooks and Cameron Bennett should not be together. She’s a wealthy socialite looking for a suitable husband. A man with the right pedigree and an economic status that matches her own. He’s part owner of the hottest nightclub in Atlanta with his siblings. Someone who loves cooking, the outdoors, and women, not necessarily in that order.

After one night together, their sizzling chemistry makes it difficult to stay away. Then comes the hard part—navigating their differences to salvage a relationship that, while it may be imperfect, overflows with love and passion.

This book was previously part of The Bennett Triplets series.

 

For a LIMITED TIME, get A PASSIONATE LOVE for only 99¢!

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ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE BROOKS FAMILY SERIES

PASSION REKINDLED
As far as Sylvie Johnson is concerned, her ex-husband used her and left her and she cannot stand the sight of him. Fifteen years after their divorce, her feelings haven’t changed. She wants nothing to do with him—no matter what her beating heart suggests.

Oscar Brooks has always assumed that his ex-wife hates him, but after an unplanned kiss, he’s not so sure. Why does she always have such a hostile response to his presence? Is it love, or is it hate? He’s determined to find out.

This is a short story.

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DO OVER
She’s devoted to her daughters.
Years ago, when her cheating husband left, Ella Brooks realized how much she’d changed and wasn’t sure how to get back to the woman she used to be. When she meets Tyrone Evers, the last thing she’s looking for is another relationship, but it turns out that the police detective is just too tempting to resist.

He’s devoted to his job.
Tyrone meets Ella when he’s investigating a break-in at her home, but ends up paying more attention to the wealthy socialite’s case, and her, than normal. After his wife cheated on him, he’s not looking for romance, he’s not looking for commitment, and he’s definitely not looking for love. But you don’t have to be looking for any of those things for them to find you.

And when life gives you a second chance, do you take it or run for cover?

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WILD THOUGHTS
He’s an introvert. She’s an extrovert.
He’s celibate. She’s…not.
What could possibly go wrong?

It started with a little white lie…
Lindsay Winthrop’s weekly podcast on sex and dating has garnered thousands of listeners across the country, thanks to experience with a loving fiancé she’s been with for years. Except, her husband-to-be doesn’t exist, and now she’s in a bind. With a book deal on the line, she has to find a man fast, and Malik Brooks might be just the man she’s looking for.

If he knows what’s good for him, he’ll stay away from her…
A few years ago Malik gave up sex and now works hard as a metal sculptor. In doing so, he’s created enough pieces to fill a gallery, and his vow of celibacy has kept him focused. When a major deal falls through, Lindsay makes him an offer he can’t refuse, and all he has to do is pretend to be her fiancé. Sounds easy at first, but after one kiss, he wants more. Then things really get interesting.

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TWO NIGHTS IN PARIS
Two nights. One undeniable attraction.

To prove to his mother that he can be responsible, Stephan Brooks takes a job at her firm and promises to be a better son. But one glimpse of Roselle Parker, her up-and-coming protégé, and all his good intentions disappear. All he has to do is conduct himself in a professional manner, but a trip to Paris with Roselle proves too big of a temptation.

Roselle knows Stephan Brooks is nothing but trouble. She’s heard the stories, and her brief contact with him confirms they’re all true. But two nights in Paris and her inhibitions crumble beneath his seductive touch. They plan to leave what happened in Paris, in Paris. But the best-laid plans often go awry.

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GIVEAWAY

Enter for your chance to win this incredible prize package from Delaney Diamond!

  • signed copies of A Passionate Love, Do Over, Wild Thoughts, and Two Nights in Paris
  • Two Nights in Paris bookmark
  • reader’s choice of $20 Paypal cash or $20 Amazon gift card or $20 Barnes & Noble gift card

(Open to US and International entrants)

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ABOUT DELANEY DIAMOND

Delaney Diamond is the USA Today Bestselling Author of sweet, sensual, passionate romance novels, born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She reads romance novels, mysteries, thrillers, and a fair amount of nonfiction. When she’s not busy reading or writing, she’s in the kitchen trying out new recipes, dining at one of her favorite restaurants, or traveling to an interesting locale. To get sneak peeks, notices of sale prices, and find out about new releases, visit her website and join her mailing list. Enjoy free reads and the first chapter of all her novels at http://www.delaneydiamond.com.

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July 31, 2019 Posted by | Blog Guest | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

SOUL’S DESIRE (Unparalleled Love series) Coming Soon!

Hi All!

As some of you know, I am collaborating with authors Stephanie Nicole Norris and Delaney Diamond to bring you Unparalleled Love, the series. Coming soon!

 

UNPARALLELED LOVE, THE SERIES

Soul’s Desire – Sharon C. Cooper

Everlasting Desire – Stephanie Nicole Norris

Heart’s Desire – Delaney Diamond

 

Coming September 5, 2019!

*NOTE: All three books will release on the same day

Preorder links – coming soon!

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About SOUL’S DESIRE

Some past loves can stand the test of time

Ballet dancer Soul Carrington has lived her dream of traveling the world. But the past year has been one emotional hurtle after another until she moves back to Atlanta. Now life is looking up, especially when she comes face to face with a past love. A man who makes her heart dance pirouettes and her body pulse with desire.

Not a day has gone by that police officer Micah Olsen hasn’t longed for his first love. However, their encounter in Atlanta is not accidental. Yet, against his better judgment, he has to let her believe it is. Their attraction is more powerful than ever, and when hot kisses turn into heated nights, Micah knows he has to come clean.

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CHARACTER PROFILES:

Meet Soul Carrington:

Ballet dancer

World traveler (toured with a dance troupe)

Has only had one true love

Was engaged to a man she didn’t truly love

Older brother who is a former CIA secret agent (Atlanta’s Finest series)

Not afraid of a little dirty dancing

Desires a forever love

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Meet Micah Olsen

Marine Corps Vet

Police Officer

College Graduate (Criminal Justice)

Fiercely protective of those he loves

Super nice guy…until he isn’t

Enjoys heated kisses under the stars

Friends with Soul’s brother – Myles Carrington (Atlanta’s Finest series)

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UNPARALLELED LOVE series release date: 

September 5, 2019

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About the other authors in the series:

Stephanie Nicole Norris is an author from Chattanooga, Tennessee with a humble beginning. She was raised with six siblings by her mother, Jessica. Always being a lover of reading, during Stephanie’s teenage years, her joy was running to the bookmobile to read stories by R.L. Stine. After becoming a young adult, her love for romance sparked, leaving her captivated by heroes and heroines alike. With a big imagination and a creative heart, Stephanie penned her first novel Trouble In Paradise and self-published it in 2012. Her debut novel turned into a four book series packed with romance, drama, and suspense. She went on to pen grin-inducing romance and to her pleasure was awarded BRAB’s Best Book Cover of 2018 and has been nominated for several other’s including, ‘BRAB’s 2018 Rochelle Alers Best Series Award for the Falling for a Rose Series. ‘BRAB’s Donna Hill Breakout Author Award 2018, as well as Girl Have You Read’s Favorite Romance of 2019 for With Your Permission. As a prolific writer, Stephanie’s catalog continues to grow. Her books can be found on Amazon as well as www.stephanienicolenorris.com. Currently, Stephanie resides in Tennessee with her husband and four-year-old son.

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Delaney Diamond is the USA Today Bestselling Author of sweet, sensual, passionate romance novels, born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She reads romance novels, mysteries, thrillers, and a fair amount of nonfiction. When she’s not busy reading or writing, she’s in the kitchen trying out new recipes, dining at one of her favorite restaurants, or traveling to an interesting locale. To get sneak peeks, notices of sale prices, and find out about new releases, visit her website and join her mailing list. Enjoy free reads and the first chapter of all her novels at www.delaneydiamond.com.

 

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July 19, 2019 Posted by | Coming Soon | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on SOUL’S DESIRE (Unparalleled Love series) Coming Soon!

FREE on Kindle Unlimited – The Reunited Series!

Hi All!

Look what’s **FREE** on Kindle Unlimited – the Reunited Series! That’s right. If you’re not caught up on this series, this is a perfect time to do some reading…FREE!

 

 

For those of you who are familiar with my Atlanta’s Finest series – you’re going to recognize a few of these characters like – Malik Lewis (Truth or Consequences) and Cameron “Wiz” Miller (Operation Midnight) – Founding owners of Supreme Security. Now’s your chance to read their stories!

BLUE ROSES

Where most women would welcome love from a wealthy, good-looking man, Chicago-based investment manager, Dallas Marcel, is not one of them. She will never let a man control her life again. That includes handsome entrepreneur, Tyler Hollister. But when a Ponzi scheme ignites a SEC investigation of her firm, and her life is put in danger, she realizes the one man she’d banned from her heart, might be the only one who can save her career…and her life.

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RENDEZVOUS WITH DANGER

Alandra Pargas, ex-CIA agent, plans to wreak vengeance on the people who tried to kill her. A little rendezvous with danger is not what scares her, though. It’s coming face-to-face with the tall, dark, and dangerously sexy man, Special Operative Quinn Hamilton, who she vowed to love forever, that has her running for cover.

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TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES

Former Navy SEAL Malik Lewis will always remember the night he spent with Hospital Chief of Staff Natasha Lockham. It was the single most amazing night of his life. So when Natasha narrowly escapes a brutal attempt on her life, Malik stops at nothing to protect her, including hunting a man whose skills match his.

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OPERATION MIDNIGHT

Former SEAL, Cameron “Wiz” Miller, has loved only one woman, his ex-wife, Olivia. With plans to remarry her, there’s nothing she could ask of him that he wouldn’t do – except search for the woman who left her for dead. Olivia has made peace with what happened, Wiz hasn’t. And when sins of the past come back to haunt Wiz, placing Olivia in danger, he’ll stop at nothing to save her.

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June 21, 2019 Posted by | Reunited Series, Romantic Suspense | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Blitz – Love At First Sound

 

LOVE AT FIRST SOUND BY AMAKA AZIE

 

Heartbroken Emem moves away to start again. Can sexy younger Yomi rebuild her heart?

Heartbroken after discovering her fiancé’s double life, Emem Akpan ends the relationship and moves into an apartment at the other end of Lagos, determined to get her life back on track with no more diversions.

However, a massive dose of distraction bumps into her in the form of Yomi, a sexy younger man who has set his sights on her and will stop at nothing to get her attention.

Yomi Oladipo has always harboured a crush on Sasha, the anchor of his favourite radio show …. who happens to be none other than Emem, his new downstairs neighbour. Enthralled, he wants to get to know her better, but just when she decides to give them a chance, a troubling secret about her shatters his heart.

After experiencing a savage betrayal by someone he once trusted, will Yomi be able to overcome Emem’s devastating revelation?

 

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EXCERPT

“He seems like a friendly sort of neighbour,” Natalie mumbled, snagging back her attention. “And even if he is a fuck boy, so what? You may not even be his type. Did he toast you? He could have been interested in me. Or neither of us.”

Emem paused. That was true. The man hadn’t come onto her. He’d actually addressed them both. Except … she glanced at him again, and their eyes met and held. Her heart jumped, and blood rushed to her head. The intensity reflected in his dark eyes made her feel dizzy.

Nope, he hadn’t come onto her. But there was something in his eyes when he’d looked at her earlier that had made her feel exposed. As soon as he’d stepped out of the house, he’d narrowed his attention on her as if he knew her, recognised her. Strange, but she’d felt like he knew her deepest secrets.

Flustered, she looked away. But not before she noticed the slow grin that spread across his remarkably handsome face, and the spark of excitement that registered in his eyes. She had awakened something in him. A connection—maybe. Lust—most likely. Whatever it was, it unnerved her.

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PLAYLIST

Music Amaka listened to while writing Love At First Sound

1.    Brian Adams: Inside Out.

·      This track helped me get over a writers-block midway during the manuscript. 

2.    P-Square: Do Me.

·      Helped me navigate through the first Love scene. 

3.    Toni Braxton: You’re Making Me High.

·      This song was the inspiration for the second love scene.

4.    Brandy: Almost Doesn’t Count.

·      I used the lyrics of this ballad to mirror Emem’s emotional turmoil following her devastating heartbreak.

5.    Nearer My God to Thee:

·      The instrumental jazz rendition of this hymn always gives me inspiration.

ABOUT AMAKA AZIE

Amaka Azie writes romance fiction set in tropical West Africa. She explores the beauty and intricacies of the continent in her sweet and sensual love stories.

Born and raised in Nigeria, West Africa, she developed a passion for reading at the age of twelve. Her interest in writing began in secondary school when she joined the press club, and her active imagination has captured the interests of many.

Apart from getting lost in creating fascinating fictional characters, Amaka enjoys reading, painting and travelling with her family.

She lives in the United Kingdom with her husband and daughters and where she also practices as a part-time family doctor.

Amaka was named one of the Most Influential Authors Under Forty by the Nigerian Writers Awards (NWA) for the years 2017 and 2018.

 

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June 19, 2019 Posted by | Blog Guest | , , | 2 Comments

New Release by Jody Holford – Covering All The Bases!

Happy release day to Jody Holford! Here’s a little peek at COVERING ALL THE BASES! OH and she has a giveaway! See details below.

 

Covering All the Bases

A For the Love of the Game Romance
by Jody Holford
Publication Date: June 10, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Sports, Romance

 

Purchase: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Apple Books | Entangled

Talk about a wild day… As if being summoned to the deathbed of a grandfather she didn’t know existed wasn’t enough––Isla Bennett meets the man of her dreams. Spends an amazing day playing tourist around Nashville with him. And then finds out she’s inherited the Nashville Slammers major league baseball team. Oh, and her new dream man? He’s the Slammers’ star power hitter. Isla just went from amazing first date to holy heck I’m your boss in the span of a day.

Liam Cruz can’t believe how refreshing it was to spend a day with someone who didn’t know his batting average, the size of his last contract, or heck, even that he’s a baseball player. Now Isla’s thrust into the spotlight, and though she’s more than capable of handling herself professionally, he takes it upon himself to teach her everything he can about the game that is his whole life. But they’ll have to keep it on the DL.

Because doing what’s best for the team means they can never be together––and that might be the toughest play of all.

About the giveaway:

Enter for your chance to get an autographed copy of Covering All the Bases and some fabulous swag! Enter HERE

About Jody Holford


I’m a mom and wife first and many things after. I’m a best friend and a regular friend. A daughter, sister, auntie, and teacher. I am a book lover, a shopper, a pajama-wearer, movie-watcher, worrier, over-thinker, and a wanna-be-good-Samaritan. I’m a Gemini, a nervous talker, and an emotional writer. I am represented by Frances Black of Literary Counsel.

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New Release – Unplanned Love and Giveaway!

Hi All!

It’s release day! UNPLANNED LOVE, book 4 of the Jenkins & Sons Construction series, is now available! This is Liam and Charlee’s story. Here’s a little peek:

 

Fate has a way of changing a perfect plan.

Liam Jenkins hasn’t given up on the idea of marriage. However, he’s closed his heart to his impulsive, force of nature, ex-fiancée. He’s moved on. But Charlee Fenlon is kryptonite to his common sense, and his resolve is no match for the explosive passion that still brews between them.

Liam, the stable, overprotective, loving man is everything Charlee wants in a husband. Yet, years ago she sacrificed his love for her career and a shot at becoming the CEO of her father’s company.  But she’s still in love with Liam. And when a twist of fate leads to a second chance, Charlee’s going for broke to win him back.

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Excerpt

Okaaay. What does that mean?

There were so many things Charlee loved about this man, but those same things irritated the hell out of her. Like for instance, he wasn’t a big talker, often letting his actions speak louder than words. However, when she needed him to say something, anything, he took his time and often didn’t share his thoughts without her prying them out of him.

“All of what?” she asked as he stood and started clearing the table. “Are you saying that you agree that you’ve been treating me like an alien?”

“Yes.”

Frustration drummed through her. “And you want to call a truce?”

Instead of loading the dishwasher, he started washing the dishes. “Yes.”

“And you want us to be friends? Like hanging out sometimes like we used to?” she continued carefully, mentally, and emotionally preparing herself for however he answered. He continued washing and drying dishes, seeming to marinate on each question.

“Yes,” he finally said.

“And you miss me?”

“Dammit, Charlee!” He threw the dish towel on the counter, suds flying everywhere. “Yes! What else do you want me to say? Yes! I agree with all of that.”

Charlee stood within an arm’s reach of him, her mouth hanging open at his outburst, unsure of what to say. The words out of his mouth were everything she wanted to hear, but the tension radiating off him and the tortured look on his face was saying something completely different.

“You…your presence. Heck, everything about you turns me on and confuses the hell out of me. You drive me…crazy! Yeah, that’s it. You drive me crazy, all right?” He angrily dried his hands. “Is that what you wanted to hear? Because that’s how you make me feel. Like…like I’m losing my damn mind! I can’t stop thinking about you, and it’s making me nuts. I miss the hell out of you, okay? Now stop with all of the questions!”

Breathing hard, he white-knuckled gripped the edge of the counter and hung his head as if it had taken every bit of energy he had to admit that to her.

A slow smile spread across Charlee’s mouth. Surely, he knew telling her to stop doing something was like telling her to go for it. Most people would be sympathetic to the apparent battle going on inside of him. She wasn’t most people. Happiness bubbled inside of her at the thought that she was making him crazy.

Served him right. The way she’d been missing him had been just as much torture, and she was glad he’d been experiencing it, too. Heck, she was so elated, a happy dance on top of the counter in only her underwear seemed in order. But she wouldn’t. At least not today.

“Okay, now that we got that out in the open, let’s talk.”

He whipped his head around so fast it was a wonder it didn’t roll off of his neck.

“Are you kidding me? We just talked. I just talked.”

Charlee burst out laughing. She laughed even harder when he rolled his eyes and poured himself another cup of coffee. If it was left up to Liam, he’d probably never talk.

“Okay, okay, I’ll do the talking and you’ll listen, something you’re really good at anyway. But there’s just one thing.”

Just as he brought the mug up to his lips, Charlee took it from him and set it on the counter next to the stove. She tugged on the front of his shirt, and Liam lifted a questioning brow but allowed her to pull him closer. His dark, piercing eyes met hers.

They wanted the same thing.

Her body hummed with need and her nipples tightened at the burning desire illuminating in his eyes. When his gaze volleyed from her eyes to her mouth, Charlee couldn’t resist any longer. She raised up on tiptoes and gently pressed her lips to his, anxious to see if that spark that they once shared was still there.

A jolt of electricity raced over her skin and excitement pulsed through her veins as her senses leaped to life.

Yep, that spark is still there.

She might’ve started the kiss, but Liam quickly took over. One of his strong arms encircled her waist and he pulled her tight against his body while his other hand gripped the back of her neck. His tongue swept into her mouth with a soul-reaching urgency that had Charlee gripping the back of his shirt, holding on for dear life.

She wasn’t surprised by her own eager response. Each time she’d seen him, she’d wanted to kiss him, taste him, be reminded of how perfect his mouth felt against hers. She wanted to be locked in his arms again and finally, finally she was right where she wanted to be if only for a minute.

When the kiss ended, a whoosh of air burst from her lungs and Charlee steadied herself, trying to exude some level of coolness. She didn’t want him to see how much the kiss affected her.

The left corner of his juicy lips quirked up. “I wondered if you’d taste the same,” he said huskily.

“Well, did I?” she asked, her voice shakier than she would’ve preferred.

His gaze lowered to her mouth and settled there for a while before reaching her eyes again. “I think I need another sample before I can form an official answer.”

Copyright (c) May 2019 Sharon C. Cooper

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Pre-Order – UNPLANNED LOVE

Hi All!

UNPLANNED LOVE, book 4 of the Jenkins & Sons Construction series, is now available for pre-order!

This is Liam & Charlee’s story. You first met Liam in PROPOSAL FOR LOVE (one of the Jenkins’ cousin), and Charlee was introduced in A LESSON ON LOVE (Rayne’s best friend). These two have a passionate history that ended badly, but they have a second chance at love. Journey with them as they find their way back to each other. The official release date is Friday, May 24, 2019, but you can see a sneak peek HERE.

 

 

ABOUT THE STORY:

Fate has a way of changing a perfect plan.

Liam Jenkins hasn’t given up on the idea of marriage. However, he’s closed his heart to his impulsive, force of nature, ex-fiancée. He’s moved on. But Charlee Fenlon is kryptonite to his common sense, and his resolve is no match for the explosive passion that still brews between them.

Liam, the stable, overprotective, loving man is everything Charlee wants in a husband. Yet, years ago she sacrificed his love for her career and a shot at becoming the CEO of her father’s company.  But she’s still in love with Liam. And when a twist of fate leads to a second chance, Charlee’s going for broke to win him back.

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VINDICATED

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INDEBTED

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ACCUSED

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May 20, 2019 Posted by | New Release, Preorder | , , , , | 1 Comment

Rhyme and Reason by Nia Forrester – Now Available!

Hi All!

Author Nia Forrester has a new release! Rhyme and Reason is now available. Here’s a little peek at the story:

Rhyme and Reason by Nia Forrester

Stand-Alone: yes
Series: Afterwards
Publisher: Stiletto Press, LLC
Publication Date:  April 19, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Fiction, New Adult
Heat Level: Sensual

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About the story:

“Maybe friendship is all that’s realistic for us right now.”

With those words, Zora ended their long-distance relationship, shattering Deuce’s vision of a life with the only woman he’s ever loved. But after months of silence, he thought he was over it. He’d moved on, hadn’t he? And as far as he knew, she might have done the same. Now Zora is back from California, and he’s thrown into an immediate tailspin. Nothing’s changed.

She’s the one, the only, his rhyme, and his reason …

But this ain’t no college romance. There are serious, grown-folks’ obstacles standing in the way, and the other woman in his life isn’t even the half of it.

And sometimes growing up might mean moving on …

Over a few short summer weeks, Deuce and Zora will have to decide whether the great love they shared in the past, is enough of a foundation to build a future.

Excerpt:

He found her sitting in the dark, in the small living room that was flanked on one side by changing areas, and about fifteen feet of windows, and on the other by a small apartment-like living space, complete with kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom. When Deuce entered, she barely looked up.

“Hi,” he said, collapsing on the two-seater sofa next to her.

“Hey.”

Her feet were propped up on the coffee table. Deuce lifted them and turned her, so they rested on his lap instead, and she was facing him.

“Are you really donating fifty-thousand dollars to my cousin?” she asked.

“Yeah. I really am.”

“Can you afford that?”

He looked at her expressionless of a moment and then they were both laughing.

“You know what I mean. I mean, is it worth …”

“It absolutely is.”

“You think he’s that good?”

“I think he’s good, yeah. I don’t know anything about filmmaking, or documentaries. But I do know he’s your cousin, and I know he gave me something tonight. Something I’m not sure you ever would’ve given me. And it was worth a hell of a lot more than fifty-grand.”

“What’s that?” Her voice was quiet.

“A reason,” Deuce said.

Zora said nothing, but instead looked away from him, and out at the infinity pool.

“I love that pool,” she said dreamily. “It’s the nicest pool I’ve ever been in. I’ve never been in or seen a nicer pool since.”

“Am I right, Zee?” he asked, using his forefinger to turn her head so she was facing him again. “Was all that the reason you …”

“Regan’s very pretty,” she said unexpectedly.

“She is,” he acknowledged, eyes fixed on her.

“Beautiful, even.”

“Yeah, maybe. Probably.” Deuce shrugged.

“She looks exactly like your type. Actually, she looks like she would be basically every man’s type.”

“Zee …”

“I sort of wanted to kick her ass when I met her,” Zora said, her tone matter-of-fact.

Then they were laughing again, but there was an edge of sadness to hers.

Deuce tugged at her boots, until he got them off. She let him remove them without protest. Dropping them at his feet, he began massaging her insoles. Zora didn’t object to that either.

“Since when have you been flouncing around in high heels all the time?”

“I wasn’t … flouncing,” she said, spluttering into laughter. “I don’t flounce. I wouldn’t even know how.”

“That dude Nicolas sure was staring like you were,” he said. “Is he the one who you were …?”

“Yes.”

“Well, he’s got an ass-kicking coming to him too.”

“No need. He’s … It was just two dates, and anyway you …”

“Don’t say ‘and anyway you’re with someone’.”

“But you are.”

“You know what’s up. Just say the word.”

“And you know me,” she said, shaking her head. “Those aren’t words I’d say.”

 

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Authors Jacinta Howard and Lily Java are hosting a book chat for Nia Forrester’s new release Rhyme and Reason on May 5th at 7PM EDT.

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About Nia Forrester

Nia Forrester lives and writes in Philadelphia, PA where, by day, she is an attorney working on public policy and by night, she crafts woman-centered fiction that examines the complexities of life, love and the human condition.

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April 25, 2019 Posted by | Blog Guest | , , | 2 Comments