Saturday, September 19, 2015

Spotlight Banner Winner September 11, 2015: Alessandra Torre @ReadAlessandra

Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of ten novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense, all with a strong undercurrent of sexuality. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, co-hosted Dirty Sexy Funny with Jenny McCarthy, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.

You can learn more about Alessandra on her website at  http://www.alessandratorre.com/ http://www.alessandratorre.com/ or you can find her on Twitter (@ReadAlessandra) or Facebook.

Review of Maverick (Satan's Fury MC #1) by L. Wilder

“A good liar knows that the most efficient lie is always a truth that has had a key piece removed from it.”
Carlos Riuzzafon

Maverick is a man scarred by a past full of deceit. He was forced to make a choice… a choice that now keeps him held in the darkness -- a prisoner of his own doubt and regret. The Satan’s Fury MC is the only thing he lives for. Being their new Sergeant of Arms gives him the distraction he desperately needs to endure. He knows that he will never forget, but with the help of his brothers, he’ll try to move forward.

Henley’s life was just as she’d always planned. All of her hard work and studying had finally paid off with a full-ride to college. Everything seemed to be right on track… until the night she witnesses a crime that puts her in danger. She suddenly finds herself needing the protection of Satan’s Fury and an enigmatic biker named Maverick.

Henley is immediately drawn to Maverick. The pain and anger in his eyes hides something. Despite the walls he keeps throwing up, she knows there is more to him than just the brooding biker who makes her body crave his touch. She will stop at nothing until she makes all of those walls come crashing down.

When the lies of Maverick’s past unfold, will Henley be the light that pulls him from the darkness?

**Warning: This book is intended for readers 18 years or older due to bad language, violence, and explicit sex scenes.**

Overall Rating: 4.25 Rockin’ ★★★★

How do you give your flesh and blood away?  Turn your back and walk away from your child, your son? This is part of the quandary that is addressed in the latest offering from the incredible L. Wilder in Satan’s Fury MC, Maverick. It is gut wrenching at times but is still a beautifully told story of forgiveness, love and redemption. Henley and Maverick’s story is one that you will not want to put down until you’ve read the last page!

As Sergeant of Arms for the Satan’s Fury MC, Maverick is a man haunted by his past.  A past that refuses to let him forgive himself for consequences of past decisions he made.  His MC brothers have his back and support him as he tries to find his way out of his guilt ridden thoughts. It is hard letting go of his son even though he knows it is what is best for him, but letting go of the guilt and emotion is another thing.  In walks a woman that lights up his world with laughter, joy and hope!  Henley is like a ray of sunshine in the depths of hell. When he is assigned to protect her, Maverick is determined that he will not fail this time.  He will keep her safe.

A good girl, a good student, conscientious and caring would describe Henley perfectly.  However there is another side to her as well.  Henley loves life and enjoys living!  When she finds herself in the wrong place, at the wrong time there is nowhere to go, expect to Satan’s Fury for protection.  There is a certain, gruff biker that touches something inside her and causes emotions to flare to life that neither of them expected.  Will Maverick be able to conquer his past and keep Henley safe?  Can Henley’s light lead him out of the darkness of his past?  Read this remarkable book and find the answers, you will not be disappointed.  

If you enjoy reading MC Romance then you will not one to miss out on this one.  Ms. Wilder not only weaves a tale of life in an MC but also meshes it with true love and more!

 Buy Links:  Amazon US

#99Cent Alert Redemption Lane by @RachelBlaufeld

Sometimes the past bleeds into the future.

Bess, a wild party girl running from herself, literally falls victim to her demons when she collapses in the most unexpected of places.

Lane, a tightly wound, up-and-coming CEO who can’t seem to stop enabling his brother, doesn’t know what hit him when Bess falls at his feet and into his life.

It was a night she doesn’t remember, and one he can’t forget.

But rather than stay and help the needy college coed, Lane decides to teach his brother a long overdue lesson––a decision that later comes back to haunt him and only adds fury to the transgressions of his past he is already fleeing from.

Years later, Bess and Lane meet again. She doesn’t know him, and he doesn’t share that he knows what happened on that ill-fated night when she almost died. After all, he has a web of complicated lies from his own youth to protect.

Both are seeking salvation in the arms of others and ignoring the truth—that the only road to redemption lies in confronting your past.

When the past and present collide, is there any chance at redemption?

Blog Tour: The Black Rose Chronicles by A.K. Michaels @AvaKMichaels

The Black Rose Chronicles: 
Deceit and Lies
by A.K. Michaels
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She is different, unique, and one of a kind. Even in this weird new world. In a world ravaged by an inter-species war and almost devoid of Witches, she has to hide, keeping her heritage a secret. Only two people knew the truth about her: her father and her mentor; her savior, Seth. A highly trained assassin, she kills with impunity if the target deserves such a sentence. Unfortunately, far too many do. The lawlessness that stretches from coast to coast allowing unspeakable acts to go unpunished.

Vampires, Werewolves, Demons, and a host of other species now run free upon the earth and some of them were downright evil. She tasks herself with dealing with wrongdoers whenever she can. She is strong, fearless and powerful. An anomaly, probably the only Witch/Wolf hybrid left alive. She shields herself from detection. If anyone knew she has Witch DNA they would all come after her and she couldn’t take such a horde on and live.

Her assignments as the ‘go to’ assassin for The Council give her plenty of opportunity to wreak justice upon those who deal in death and destruction. Her targets mostly found dead with black lips and tongue; a result of her spells and not just the poison everyone thinks. So, when the new Head of the Council, Basilius, a Demon, tasks her with taking out the most powerful Vampire alive she can’t refuse. Can she?

The Black Rose will strike again for the good of humanity. It’s what she believes she’s been born to do and she will tackle this as she does all of her missions; with deadly intent. There’d be no difference this time. Would there? Or is the dangerous Vampire, Cassius Allarde, not all that he seems?

Come follow Rose’s journey as she fights to find out the truth. About the Demon, the Vampire and the Witch hunt that destroyed most of her kind. Book 1 in A K Michaels new series, The Black Rose Chronicles. If you like your dystopian books with the added bonus of supernatural beings in abundance then this book is for you. 

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Hearing a laugh from her left, her head spun in that direction, a large bear of a man sauntering out. A dirty, unkempt beard covering his face, so all she saw clearly were his eyes. Eyes that were not in the least friendly, and held the red tinge of a hungry Vampire. She sighed before addressing the obvious leader. “I know you’re not on your own so why not call out your little friends and we can get this party started?”

“Party? Hey, guys, we’ve got a livewire here.” The man guffawed, bending over for a moment as laughter erupted. “So you want to party with us, little lady?”

She shook her head sadly as two other men appeared, staring at her with lust and hunger on their faces. “You misunderstood my definition of party, big guy. Let me explain. This can go one of two ways. You and your men,” her arm arced around to take in the other two standing in the shadows, “can leave me in peace and let me pass. Or, and looking at you I’m guessing this is the way it’ll play out. I kill you all. Simple.”

The main man stood straighter, showing off his bulk as he stepped closer. “You’re goin’ to kill us? All three of us? You’re aware that we’re Vampires, aren’t you? But just what the fuck are you? I can’t quite make up my mind.”

“Yes, yes, and none of your damn business.” She snapped out, waiting to see who’d make the first move. The large one, the leader, flicked a finger at one of the others still in the shadows.

Her eyes flitted towards him, her arm moving with lightning speed and retrieving her katana. Brandishing the long blade in front of her as the smaller Vampire sped towards her. She tracked his movements, knowing a nano-second in advance his intentions. She stood calmly, waiting until he was within reach, then weaved her sword in an impossibly fast arc towards him.

The razor sharp blade relieved the Vamp of his head, quickly, cleanly, and with ease. His body collapsed to the ground with a soft thud, his dark blood seeping into the hard-packed earth beneath him. She didn’t give his body a second glance as she took up a defensive stance, her knees bending and her sword now before her, held in both hands as she smirked at the leader.

“What the fuck?” He cursed, motioning again at the other Vampire to attack.

This one was faster but she was ready, her blade slashing through the air to slice across his thigh as she spun around to miss his grasping fingers. The sword passed all the way through, causing him to fall onto his other knee. Her blade glinted in the moonlight as she quickly slashed down fiercely, decapitating him in an instant. Pulling her blade free before she eyed the larger man, seeing his fury seething inside.

“What are you?” he ground out between clenched teeth.

“Again, none of your business.” She grinned at him, her eyes flashing with anger. “You’ve missed the most important question. Not what I am, but who I am.”

He didn’t respond other than to roar as he flashed towards her. She stepped forward, away from the two dead bodies and waited. As he drew nearer she dashed to the side impossibly fast, twirling her blade above her head as she went. A hiss of anger from the Vampire as she sliced downwards and into the back of his knee.

She gave him credit. He didn’t slow down, only cursing loudly as he whirled around to come after her again. Once more she danced out of his reach, her blade inflicting even more damage as he tried to get his hands on her. Not happening.

“I’ll fucking rip you apart and drink you dry!” His rage clear in the roar as he stumbled up onto his feet.

“Nope.” She shook her head.

This time she wove out of his grasp, bringing her blade backwards, the tip of her blade sinking in and piercing his lower back, severing the spine and causing his large body to collapse. Not a death blow. He was a Vampire and if left alone the wound would heal, but she wasn’t leaving him alive to hunt her down. Stepping over to him she flicked her hair over her shoulder as he stared at her.

“Who are you?” he finally asked.

Staring down at him totally emotionless she answered. “If you’d asked that first then maybe, just maybe, you and your men might’ve survived this little dance. Me? I’m The Black Rose.” She winked at him before raising her blade to end him. Seeing the recognition in his eyes a second before she tore his head from his body. “Another one bites the dust.” She sang as she wiped her blade on his clothes before returning it to its sheath.

About A.K. Michaels

A.K. Michaels, Ava, is a best-selling author whose books have won awards within the Paranormal Romance scene. She was born in Scotland quite a number of years ago and was married at a young age, and is mother to three much loved children. After the birth of her last child she went back to higher education to study, before gaining employment within the banking industry. She worked in that role for a number of years before leaving; both the job and the country.

She lived abroad for a few years before returning to Scotland and finally taking up her dream - writing.

She is the author of the Defender's Blood series, The Witch, The Wolf and The Vampire series, Supernatural Enforcement Bureau series, Highland Wolf Clan series, Sabrina's Vampire series, and her latest series The Black Rose Chronicles, together with a Wolf Erotica Novella, Lori's Wolf. Her books fall into the Paranormal/Urban Fantasy genre and she loves writing those particular kinds of stories where she can let her imagination run wild!

She now spends her time reading - everything from Sci Fi to Crime, Erotica to Fantasy, and Thrillers to Paranormal Romance. She loves spending time with her family and, of course, writing!

She has twitter, Facebook and a mailing list.

Link to A.K. Michaels

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Book Spotlight & Exclusive Interview with Author SVC Ricketts @SVC_Ricketts


We are super excited to have SVC Ricketts with us today! She is a contemporary romance author and professional smart alec. 

Raised between Southern California and Oahu, I moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1993 and although I love it here, my heart belongs to the Islands - it always will. When I'm not in, what I loving call “book-mode”, I multitasks life between my hilarious adult special needs daughter, super smexy husband of 11 years, two dogs, and sweating out stress in a hot yoga studio. Shop-a-holic is a term I've been called often, I love carbs, and am Twitter and Facebook addicted.

1.    Where did you get the idea for your book? Katy Perry's song, "E.T." came on and I, in a way, became Marvy. In my much, much younger days, I was...bold. ;) Today, I am a Mom, wife, and homebody. Two different sides of a coin. I found it funny that I have evolved so much, yet the "Marvy" in me is very much there, I just suppress her. But just like a lion in the circus, you can tame it to a certain degree, but their true nature never goes away.   
2.    Do have personal experience or know someone that has alters in their life? I don't, but I did A LOT of research on the subject. Damn, some of those books are big and dry as hell! I spent days in the library reading everything from clinical studies and mental health experts, to individuals that are afflicted. But in all of my books, I never want to treat anything like a tagline, or a gimmick. Those that suffer deserve our respect for being able to survive through life. Turns out I have many friends that endure clinical depression, and bi-polar. I hope they read this book and I have written it in such a way that honors every milestone they have accomplished. 

3.    If so, did this experience inspire you to write this trilogy? Some days I think I am multiple people. I am a woman, wife, and Mom, aren't we all?
4.    How do you prepare when you are starting a new book? I have notes and notebooks EVERYWHERE for different story ideas, some may never see the light of day. In my head I have a plan of the publishing order of the books, but other than that, everything is spontaneous. In a case like My Last Season With You, that came from nowhere and interrupted Pieces Of One rewrites. The story rocked me to tears, so I knew I had to get that one out. 
5.    When you get down to your writing, do you have a special place to write, or a ritual before writing?  When I do commit to an idea, I have to have a scented candle and my big bluetooth headphones connected to my Soundcloud for all the latest techno mixes from my favorite DJs. 
Confession: I am addicted to jewelry candles. It's like a Cracker Jack box for me! It's also like a reward for myself and if I haven't spent enough time writing, I don't get my prize.
6.    Do you research, visit or read about the locations in your books? I research everything I put in my books via library, and the interwebs. The most important things to me, other than the story itself, is accuracy, realism, and consistency. If I write about a city, I use Google Maps to make sure I have the details right. When I wrote about Cancer, I visited a hospice and talked to some of the staff. Since I couldn't do that with a mental hospital for Pieces, I had to rely on reference books from the library and articles from the internet. If you are wondering if I have any ties with the Croatian crime organization, the answer is no. Ha, ha, ha, ha!
7.    Where do you find your inspiration for each character you write about? This question makes me giggle. Much of my characters are parts of me, the lead males have a lot of similarities to my husband. The rest are how I want to see people. The bad guys are hard to write for me though, I'm only an a$$hole to a certain degree. Though there is a lot of a$$holery in this world that make good copy. *eyes roll* 
8.    Do you fit names and descriptions to character personalities? Oh if I tell you this, I may be giving away some of my little tricks and spoil the fun. ;) I will tell you this, there are so many little things in Pieces Of One Part 2 that a reader can pick up on if they really look. If they are anything like me, they read the book as if it's a movie and question every look, suspect every phrase, and seek out the hints or tells. I do everything with purpose when I write. There is not one scene that is a waste of words. That would be insulting the reader and wasting not only their time, but their money.

9.    What was the deciding factor that made you decide to become a writer? HA! I went to see the Hunger Games and got addicted to reading from there. Read everything YA I could get my hands on. Transitioned to NA, then Contemp. Rom. I kept yelling at my kindle when the heroine or hero would do something a$inine. Finally I got sick of it and said, "F*ck it, I'm writing my own damn book!" So I did. In a month, I wrote a 200+ page YA/SpecFic. Never going to be pub'd because I'm too busy and write for a different audience, but it's there.
10.Are you a runner like Trista? I'm like Bryson and Marvy, I don't run. For life survival or good shopping, I'll run. For fun? Ummm...no, thank you.

** Book TWO in a three part DARK suspense and contemporary romance series. Be warned: IT HAS A CLIFFHANGER ENDING! Author not to be held responsible for broken or damage eReaders. **

Within the last few weeks I’ve been stalked, almost raped, witnessed a murder, and found out I am working with the FBI. All because of that tramp, Marvy. Mind you, I did have had my first sexual experience with a smoking hot guy, so there’s that…but I still hate her.

That dumb mouse blames me for everything, which is total horse manure! If were up to me, I wouldn’t have gone back to the club without a gun. Now I’m stuck with that jerk-off, Bryson, hiding from people who want to see me dead.

I’m supposed to be getting the dirt on Bryson, but truth of the matter is, I think I’m falling in love with the scumbag.
He killed someone to protect me, but he also is the reason he had to. I don’t know what to think about him. He doesn’t know about my problems. Or maybe he does.
The only man I can trust is Alex. But he doesn’t know where I am thanks to Bryson. I love them both in ways that are completely different. Kind of like my alters.

Wat a friggin’ mess, dez two dip shitz are!

** Due to explicit language, violence and sexual scenes, this is recommended for a mature audience, 18+. Read with extreme CAUTION. **

Overall Rating: 5 Rockin’ Stars!
Are you ready to delve into the many lives of Trista Dividir? Learn what makes her tick? Have your questions from Part 1 answered?  Pieces of One, Part 2 by SVC Ricketts is truly an amazing five star read.  Ms. Ricketts has created an unique storyline that is reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic movie, The Many Faces of Eve. While at the same time it is so much more. I love the way this book flows seamlessly from the first book and also the way it ends with a totally unexpected twist. To say that this book is anything but extraordinary is an understatement!  In Part 2 we learn more about the relationship Bryson and Trista share and it will enthrall, elate and break your heart!
Trista’s demons are not the usual ones.  She lives with multiple alter egos that co-inhabit her body.  In this second part of the Dark Life Collection, we delve into those different alters but also explore the developing love story between Trista and Bryson.  The author's use of alters was eye opening and insightful into the way Trista lives and what occurred in her past to cause her psyche to split.  Trista doesn’t know about all of them at the beginning of this book but as the storyline progresses she learns about them and how they support her.  The way they are used to support Trista and each other is brilliant and a remarkable part of the plot.

Bryson is a protector.  He is a man that loves deeply and is intensely loyal. His feelings for Trista are all inclusive and he will do anything for her, including killing those that mean her harm. Finding a way to safely get out of his mob ties to the Crotian mafia known as the KK and at the same time keep the woman he loves safe is a difficult path, but Bryson accepts it.  No cost is too much, if it means she is safe!

The conclusion not only offers a huge, what in the hell moment, but it provides a transition that allows us a glimpse of where book three begins. In all honesty, I urge you to read this book.  You will be stunned, amazed and left utterly speechless as the uniqueness of Ms. Ricketts' imagination unfolds page after page. Her writing style compiled with the twists and turns of the storyline makes this a one-of-a-kind-knock-your-socks-off-read!



Buy Links:
Part 2: Amazon: http://amzn.to/1VLlTix

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

#CoverReveal Bad Wicked Twisted by Ilsa Madden-Mills

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Ilsa Madden - Mills has revealed the cover to Bad Wicked Twisted: A Briarcrest Academy Box Set!   

FOUR red-hot stories about the bad, wicked and twisted characters of Briarcrest Academy, featuring a dirty-talking gym owner, a football player, a sexy rock star, and a British bad boy.

Book Cover Designer: Sommer Stein (Perfect Pear Creative)

★ Pre-Order Bad Wicked Twisted Today!

Release Date: September 20th
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VERY BAD THINGS (Amazon Top 5 Book and #1 in New Adult and College Age Romance)

Leaving behind her mansion and Jimmy Choos, Nora Blakely becomes a girl hell-bent on pushing the limits with alcohol, drugs, and meaningless sex.

Then she meets her soulmate, but he doesn’t want her.

Sexy gym owner Leo Tate has one rule: never fall in love…until Nora shows up with her list of bad things. He resists the pull of their sizzling connection, hung up on their age difference.

Welcome to Briarcrest Academy, where the best things in life are VERY BAD THINGS.

VERY WICKED BEGINNINGS (Prequel Novella: Amazon Top 100 Book and #1 in Urban Fiction)

When wicked ballerina Dovey Beckham meets football star Cuba Hudson, she didn’t plan on having her heart shattered into a million pieces. He’s the bad boy with a dark past and when he falls for Dovey, he knows she can’t be part of his future.


VERY WICKED THINGS (Amazon Top 100 Book and #1 in Urban Fiction)

Dovey Beckham is a ballerina from the wrong side of the tracks with a scholarship to prestigious Briarcrest Academy. She gives her body but never her heart. Cuba "Hollywood" Hudson is a wealthy football player with fast cars and even faster girlfriends.

Until the day he meets her, and she offers him something he's never tasted: true love.

Their passion is electric, their connection deep, but once in a lifetime kind of love doesn't come easy, especially when dirty money, past sins, and old flames come calling.

Welcome to Briarcrest Academy…where the best things in life are Very Wicked Things.

VERY TWISTED THINGS (Amazon Top 100 and #1 Urban Fiction)

Violet St. Johns is a talented violinist hiding out in a Hollywood mansion, struggling to forget the devastation of her parent’s sudden death.

Vital Rejects front man Sebastian Tate never imagined his music video would go viral, skyrocketing him to instant fame. Okay, maybe he did. He’s a cocky dude, and he knew his name would be in lights someday.

When he sees the elusive girl in the mansion next door playing her violin nude, they begin an erotic game of spying.

When they finally come face-to-face, sparks fly and clothes comes off. But giving his heart to a girl isn’t Sebastian’s plan; falling for a guy who craves attention isn’t Violet’s.

Welcome to Briarcrest Academy….Hollywood style….where the best things in life are VERY TWISTED THINGS.

Praise for the Briarcrest Series:

"Cuba is hot, delicious, and intoxicating...the perfect book boyfriend. Be prepared for an addictive read." ~Tijan, NYT Bestselling Author

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About the Author
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New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She's addicted to all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding heroes in books. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Instagram, Ian Somerhalder (seriously hot), astronomy (she's a Gemini), Sephora make-up, and tattoos.

She has a degree in English and a Master's in Education.

When she's not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets, paints old furniture, and eats her weight in sushi.


You can stalk her on her website as well as get signed books: http://www.ilsamaddenmills.com

Twitter: @ilsamaddenmills


#CoverReveal One Immortal by @AuthorTiaLouise

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Check out this Halloween Treat from Tia Louise!  

Cover Design by Steven Novak, Novak Illustration
*Inspired by the cover of One to Hold, designed by Regina Wamba, MaeIDesign.com.

A STANDALONE PARANORMAL ROMANCE, based on ONE TO HOLD, Book #1 in the One to Hold series.

★ Pre-Order ONE IMMORTAL Today!

Release Date: October 12th

The ONE TO HOLD series is….

"All kinds of wonderful..." –USA Today   

"Great writing, steamy romance, humor, and a lot of heart." –Mia Sheridan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author 

"FIVE STARS for the entire ONE TO HOLD series!!!" –Aleatha Romig, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author  

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In the ancient cemeteries and forgotten neighborhoods of New Orleans lurks a realm of paranormal activity…

Derek Alexander, former Marine and top investigator in his field, is hunting a killer. Melissa Jones, small-town girl and budding entrepreneur, is running for her life.

When the two intersect at a bar off Bourbon Street, their sexual chemistry is off the charts, and they embark on a weeklong affair.

Derek wants more, but Melissa is hiding a secret that could be the death of them both.

WARNING: Contains vampires, shifters, witches, telepaths, strong language, and lots of HOT paranormal sexytimes. DO NOT READ if you’re easily frightened or easily offended.


I’m trapped beneath him, tears filling my eyes, uncertain what all of this means or what happens now. He saw what I am, but he didn’t pull away. He held me down, watching me writhe in agony and desire, as if he knew what was coming.
Oh, god. A wave of dread tightens my stomach at the thought. He knew what was coming. He knows what I am.
His head is down on his forearm, but he’s still inside me. I wait until he finally lifts it, again looking straight into my eyes. He’s so beautifully mouth-watering. Sweat mingles with the rain on his cheek, and a little drop runs down into his beard.
Without having to see, I know my eyes darken. A whimper escapes my chest as the irresistible hunger burns in my throat.
His brow lowers. “You want to drink me?”
My eyes squeeze closed as a flood of fresh tears fills them, spilling out of the corners and down my cheeks. I take a shuddering breath, unable to deny the truth.
“Can you control it?” His voice has changed. The anger is replaced by curiosity.
Opening my eyes slowly, I study his expression, still stern, trying to understand. I don’t answer. I only watch him, my hunger aching in my gums.
His steel eyes hold mine with such determination. “Do what you have to do, but only for a moment.”
I’m confused by his permission, but I’m too weak to resist him. His grip on my wrists relaxes, and I slowly lift my hands to his broad, muscled shoulders, holding his eyes with mine as I carefully rise to lick the little bead of sweat off his cheek.
A noise rumbles in his throat, and inside me his erection returns. My breath picks up as the flavor of him spreads through my mouth. Rising higher, I press my nose against his heated skin, inhaling fresh rainwater mixed with his delicious woodsy man-scent.
I’m on fire. My moan is matched by his low growl as I trace my tongue along the line of his jaw to the ridge of muscle in his neck. I’m acting by instinct, grazing my razor-sharp teeth lightly across his skin, touching him gently with my tongue. His hips begin to move, thrusting again, and I feel the muscles in his shoulders tightening as his orgasm builds.
At last I’ve found it—the place from before, the little pin pricks. Like before, it’s so easy, a knife in warm butter. I penetrate him, and the hot, thick warmth of his life spills into my mouth.
Instantly, we’re plunged into that orgasmic plane, tumbling down the rabbit hole, lost in a whirlpool of giving and taking inexorable ecstasy.
“Fuck!” He groans as he comes inside me, pulsing long and hard, over and over.
My eyes are closed, my mouth attached firmly to his skin as I drown in the tsunami of pleasure, life flowing into me from all sides.
It’s harder to stop this time. I want more of him, more and more of this. He seems unable to pull away as well. He’s still in me, throbbing and gripping my hips so hard, I think they’ll break.
I might have kept going. I might have… but a beacon of light cuts through the quick thud of his heart beating strong in his chest.
STOP! The voice I recognize as mine echoes through my transformed state. It reminds me what I want. I want this man to live. I don’t want to drain his life and doom myself to living alone as a monster. I want to live with him in the light.
It takes all the strength I possess to pull out. I break my seal with a moan of regret, licking my lips to be sure none of him is wasted.
Dropping my head back onto the bed, I close my eyes to savor the sensation of him swirling inside me. Derek… so strong… my fighter… my hunter…
Only like before, the strange, foreign element is back. It burns longer this time before ultimately disappearing into my bloodstream.
It’s not him. It’s something else. What have you done, my hunter?


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About the Author
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Tia Louise is the Amazon and International Bestselling author of the ONE TO HOLD series.

From “Readers’ Choice” nominations, to picking up USA Today “Happily Ever After” nods, to winning a 2014 “Lady Boner Award” (LOL!), nothing makes her happier than communicating with fans and weaving new tales into the Alexander-Knight world of stories.

A former journalist, Louise lives in the center of the USA with her lovely family and one grumpy cat. There, she dreams up stories she hopes are engaging, hot, and sexy, and that cause readers rethink common public locations...

Books by Tia Louise:
One to Hold (Derek & Melissa), 2013
One to Keep (Patrick & Elaine), 2014
One to Protect (Derek & Melissa), 2014
One to Love (Kenny & Slayde), 2014
One to Leave (Stuart & Mariska), 2014
One to Save (Derek & Melissa), 2015
One to Chase (Amy & Marcus), 2015
One Immortal (PNR Derek & Melissa), Oct. 12, 2015!
One to Take (Stuart & Mariska), Jan/Feb 2016!

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