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Thursday, December 8, 2011

BLOG TOUR: REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - True Surrender - BY: Tracey Cramer- Kelly

Reviewer: Tawania
Title: True Surrender
Author: Tracey Cramer-Kelly


When Major Aaron Bricewick is rescued from Afghanistan terrorists, he thinks the worst is over. But his personal journey is just beginning...

The first surprise is the amputation of one of his legs.

The second is the woman he left behind, now a widow with a 4-year-old son - and his new prosthetist (artificial limb maker).

He vows that losing his leg won't derail his career. But maintaining his outward appearance as a got-it-together officer becomes increasingly difficult as he faces one personal demon after another - and sees his career aspirations slipping away. And though he has no intention of expanding his life to include a woman, his heart has other ideas - and he finds himself questioning the very foundation of his personal beliefs.

When violence - and unexpected redemption - touch his life again, Aaron must make a stand. Which will he choose: duty or love?


This story was very emotional, and had true depth. I greatly enjoyed reading it, and I look forward to reading more from this author.

Aaron Bricewick is a major in the US army. He was captured and injured by terrorist, then rescued and sent home to America to recover. Besides trying to cope with totorturous nightmares of his imprisonment, and adjusting to being home, Aaron is also trying to deal with his feelings of seeing Holly again. The one he let get away.

Holly Rossiter loved Aaron at one time, but because of their choices in life they were unable to stay together. Now widowed with a young son, seeing Aaron again in his condition was shocking and unexpected. On top of that Holly has life changing news to break to him concerning his health and future.

Holly has chosen to be there for Aaron during his time of need, and even though he hesitates to accept her support at first he realizes he needs someone. Can this be a new beginning for Aaron and Holly?

This novel was very well written. The plot, and characters draw you in and, and don't let go until the end of the story. I literally didn't want to put this book down. This story will cause you to examine your own faith, and believe in the blessings you receive everyday. Before I read this story, I wouldn't have thought I could be as strong as these two characters were. I wouldn't have believed that anyone could endure like that. They are true examples of the will of the human spirit.

If you want to read an inspirational novel, that will leave you breathless, and uplifted. I highly recommend True Surrender.

*****5 STARS
Publisher: Tracey Cramer-Kelly

Genre: Contemporary, Inspirational
Length: Full Length (272 pages)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 4.5 Books

Giveaway Details:

Tracey will be giving away a Fallen Soldier T-Shirt (red, size TBD) to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and all proceeds benefit http://www.ourfallensoldier.com.

Please leave a comment, or question for Tracey, along with your email address!

Contest is open the duration of the tour.

Winner will be randomly selected and notified.

Remember -- the more tour stops you comment on, the greater your chances of winning!

Tour Stops:
November 25: REVIEW: Bea's Book Nook
November 29: REVIEW: Long and Short Reviews
November 30: REVIEW: It's Raining Books
December 1: INTERVIEW: Authors by Authors
December 2: REVIEW: Jersey Girl Book Reviews
December 5: INTERVIEW: Among the Muses
December 6: BLOG: Wake Up Your Wild Side
December 7: INTERVIEW: A Writer's Life
December 8: REVIEW: Wicked Readings By Tawania
December 9: REVIEW: A Writer's World
December 12: REVIEW: A Bookish Affair
December 13: REVIEW: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
December 14: REVIEW: Reviews by Molly
December 15: BLOG: AsianCocoa's Secret Garden
December 15 (2nd stop): INTERVIEW: Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
December 16: REVIEW: Cocktails and Books
Author Bio:
Tracey’s work fuses writing, music and visual imagery whenever possible, and includes novels, short stories, essays and music videos. True Surrender is her second novel. Her first, Last Chance Rescue, is an Indie Award finalist. Her first full-length music video, The Rose (Surrender Version), includes scenes from True Surrender. Her writing draws from her experience as an Army Reserve paramedic and helicopter pilot. When not managing the family business, Leader Motorcycle Accessories, she enjoys motorcycling and outdoor activities with her husband and two young children.

Web site/blog: http://www.traceycramerkelly.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TraceyCramerKelly
Twitter: http://twitter.com/TraceyCramerKel
Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgtDW91q4DM&feature=player_profilepage

Monday, November 28, 2011


Support Four Debut Authors and Snag $125!

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On November 28 and/or 29, purchase 1 or all 4 of the debut author’s books listed here. Then forward proof of purchase (the receipt Amazon sends you will do just fine) to : motionsrider@yahoo.ca and get up to 4 entries into a draw for a $100 Amazon gift card!

It’s that easy, no reviews, no hoops to jump through. Just a great .99 book or two. Or three or four. AND, if the person who wins the $100 Amazon Gift Card has purchased all 4 books, an additional $25 Amazon Gift Card will be awarded to the winner!

On top of that, 2 random commenter’s picked from 2 of our participating blogs will receive $5 gift Amazon gift cards . So, be sure to leave a comment and let us know what you think of the promo, the books, or the authors.

Winners will be chosen randomly, one entry per person, per book.

All winners will be announced on December 7th on Wringing Out Words (http://shannonmayer.blogspot.com)
“Between” by Cyndi Tefft

It just figures that the love of Lindsey Water's life isn't alive at all, but the grim reaper, complete with a dimpled smile, and Scottish accent.

After transporting souls to heaven for the last 300 years, Aiden MacRae has all but given up on finding the one whose love will redeem him and allow him entry through the pearly gates.

Torn between her growing attraction to Aiden and heaven's siren song, Lindsey must learn the hard way whether love really can transcend all boundaries.

Buy Link: AMAZON 

“Until Dawn: Last Light” by Jennifer Simas

When darkness falls, whose side will you be on?

For the past six years, Zoë has been anything but “normal.” Struggling to accept her immortality and thrown into a war that’s been waging in the shadows for over a thousand years, Zoë must now become who she was meant to be, joining the other Chosen to save what’s left of humanity. When the endless night falls over the Earth, will she be able to save the one man who reminds her of what it is to be human, or will it be too late?

Until Dawn: Last Light is a story of death and despair, love and longing, hope and hopelessness, and the ability to survive and keep going even when it seems impossible – when you want nothing more than to give up.

Buy Link- AMAZON

“The Kayson Cycle” by Jonathan D. Allen

A stranger enters a dying town and makes a desperate plea…

The Kayson Cycle introduces the Kayson Brothers, a pair of faith healers who once wowed crowds in a traveling show but went their separate ways after a night in which a healing took a dark turn. Jeffrey Kayson disappeared into the wilderness and William Kayson, wracked by guilt, moved to the failing mining town of Calico Hills to build a nice, quiet life – one that has lasted for over ten years.

His quiet, predictable life crumbles when a mysterious stranger walks into his tavern bearing a proposal to find his long-lost brother and do the one thing that William has sworn to never do again - have his brother heal a woman. William soon learns that he can’t escape his family – or his destiny.

Includes an exclusive sample chapter of The Corridors of the Dead. Please note that this is a Kindle Single, and around 6,000 words in length.

Buy Link: AMAZON

“Sundered” by Shannon Mayer

A miracle drug, Nevermore, spreads like wildfire throughout the world allowing people to eat what they want, and still lose weight. It is everything the human population has ever dreamed of and Mara is no different. Only a simple twist of fate stops her from taking Nevermore.

As the weeks roll by, it becomes apparent that Nevermore is not the miracle it claimed. A true to life nightmare, the drug steals the very essence that makes up humanity and unleashes a new and deadly species on the world that is bent on filling its belly. Locked down within their small farm home, Mara and her husband Sebastian struggle against increasingly bad odds, fighting off marauders and monsters alike.

But Sebastian carries a dark secret, one that more than threatens to tear them apart, it threatens to destroy them both and the love they have for each other.

Now Mara must make the ultimate choice. Will she live for love, or will she live to survive?

Buy Link:  AMAZON

Thursday, November 24, 2011

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! A Thanksgiving Poem & Recipe For You


We walk on starry fields of white

And do not see the daisies;

For blessings common in our sight

We rarely offer praises.

We sigh for some supreme delight

To crown our lives with splendor,

And quite ignore our daily store

Of pleasures sweet and tender.

Our cares are bold and push their way

Upon our thought and feeling.

They hang about us all the day,

Our time from pleasure stealing.

So unobtrusive many a joy

We pass by and forget it,

But worry strives to own our lives

And conquers if we let it.

There's not a day in all the year

But holds some hidden pleasure,

And looking back, joys oft appear

To brim the pasts wide measure.

But blessings are like friends, I hold,

Who love and labor near us.

We ought to raise our notes of praise

While living hearts can hear us.

Full many a blessing wears the guise

Of worry or of trouble.

Farseeing is the soul and wise

Who knows the mask is double.

But he who has the faith and strength

To thank his God for sorrow

Has found a joy without alloy

To gladden every morrow.

We ought to make the moments notes

Of happy, glad Thanksgiving;

The hours and days a silent phrase

Of music we are living.

And so the theme should swell and grow

As weeks and months pass o'er us,

And rise sublime at this good time,

A grand Thanksgiving chorus.

~Ella Wheeler Wilcox~


3/4 cup cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/4 teaspoons ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
6 large eggs, separated
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup golden brown sugar, packed
2/3 cup canned pumpkin, packed
1/8 teaspoon salt
Powdered sugar

1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin

2 tablespoons dark rum
1 cup whipping cream, chilled
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
6 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup English toffee pieces for garnish
Additional powdered sugar, for garnish
1 1/2 cups purchased caramel sauce, warmed, for garnish


For the cake: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Line a 15 by 10 by 1-inch baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray the parchment with nonstick cooking spray.

1. Sift the flour, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice into a small bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until very thick. Add the pumpkin to the egg mixture and combine at a low speed until incorporated. Add the dry ingredients and beat at a low speed until mixed. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites and salt until stiff but not dry. Fold into the cake batter, stirring with a spatula, until most of the white streaks are gone.

2. Spread the batter onto a baking sheet and smooth out. Transfer baking sheet to the oven and bake until a tester comes out clean, about 15 to 18 minutes. While the cake is hot, dust generously with powdered sugar. Loosen the edges and turn the cake out onto a kitchen towel. Fold the towel over the edge of the cake and roll up. Cool completely, edge down, for 1 hour in the refrigerator.

3. For the filling: Soften the gelatin in the rum. Stir over low heat until the gelatin dissolves. Cool. Beat the chilled whipping cream and powdered sugar in a large bowl until peaks form. Fold in the gelatin and 6 tablespoons English toffee pieces.

4. To assemble, unroll the cake and sprinkle with 4 tablespoons of English toffee pieces. Spread the filling over the toffee. Start at 1 long side of the cake roll and, using the towel as an aid, roll up the cake to encase the filling. Place the cake, seam side down, on a platter.

5. Trim the ends of the cake at a slight diagonal. Dust the cake with powdered sugar. Spoon some warm caramel sauce and the remaining toffee chips over the top of the cake. To serve, use a serrated knife to cut the cake crosswise into 1-inch thick slices. Drizzle more sauce on each slice and serve.


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Blog Tour & Giveaway - Gabriel's Inferno By. Sylvain Reynard

Reviewer: Tawania
Title: Gabriel's Inferno
Author: Sylvain Reynard



Professor Gabriel Emerson, a specialist in Dante and the art of seduction, believes he has already earned his exile to the lower circles of hell. Since redemption is impossible, there is no reason to refrain from indulging in a life of pleasurable sin, using his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm as a means to gratify his every whim. But when he meets Julia Mitchell, a brilliant, lovely, and innocent grad student with the achingly familiar eyes of an angel, all of his cynical convictions are challenged.

 Her mysterious allure and the havoc she wreaks on his self-satisfied existence cause him to lash out at her, while her quiet beauty and innate goodness consistently undermine his control, tempting him beyond measure. Despite surviving a traumatic childhood, nothing has shaken Julia's faith that redemption is possible for everyone-everyone but her. Her unworthiness torments her, since the only man she will ever love has managed to forget her very existence, failing to even recognize her when they reconnect.

Too naive to see that Gabriel's hostility is a mask for his increasing obsession with her, Julia forces him to come to grips with his past while she continues to unwittingly torment his senses. His fascination grows into a dangerous preoccupation, for Julia is forbidden fruit . . . Will Gabriel survive the inferno, or will he succumb to the flames?


I have to admit I think this book is brilliant, and I really enjoyed it.

Julia is a grad student who finds herself reunited with her first love, who do to certain circumstances doesn't remember who she is. Julia has built Gabriel up so far in her mind, that she is unprepared for the reality of who he really is. Julia is confused by his abrasive behavior when they first meet, and struggling to understand why he can't remember the night they shared. To make things worse no matter how bad he treats her, she can't let go of him. Julia sees his moments of kindness, his weakness towards her, and the love he really shares for his family.

Gabriel is a broken man in the truest sense of the word. He has demons from his past that he has tried to overcome. He meets Julia and recognizes that it is something about her that stirs him, and he's uncomfortable with his reaction to her. To hide his uneasiness from her, he lashes out at Julia, and treats her gruffly. Gabriel is unsure of himself in her presence, and it brings out the worst, and the best in him.

Julia and Gabriel both have to get over the demons of there past, if there is ever going to be a future for them.

This romance was dark and sweet at the same time. I liked Julia's personality, that she would always try to see the good in people, and not lower herself to be unkind to people even though they were to her. I also like how she would never give up hope on Gabriel even when her heart was in despair. I thought she was a strong heroine, especially given the events from her past. There were plenty of times I felt sorry for her, and was near tears while reading. There were also plenty of times in the book where I found her dialog witty, and amusing. I thought the author did a good job with that.

Gabriel was the perfect tortured soul looking for redemption. I think his pairing with Julia was brilliant. She was the perfect light to his darkness. I felt like Gabriel found himself through Julia. I was really impressed with how much he had grown throughout this story. I was also impressed with the author's use of poetry. I found myself several times while reading googling the passages, phrases, and poetic works portrayed in this book. The story flowed together wonderfully, and I found I was satisfied with the ending. I constantly find myself replaying scenes from the book in my mind, long after I have finished reading it. This was a book filled with heartbreak, and redemption. I am very impressed with this novel, and I will definitely be looking for future books from this author.

*****5 STARS

Product Details

Paperback: 513 pages

Publisher: Omnific Publishing; 1ST edition (2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1936305623
ISBN-13: 978-1936305629


The publishers & KLB has graciously agreed to giveaway 2 copies of Gabriel's Inferno.
All you have to do to win a copy is leave a comment on this post.
The giveaway will end on Friday, September 30, 2011
The winners will be notified by email, and posted here on Saturday, October 1, 2011.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Reviewer: Tawania
Title: Decadent Dreams
Author: Ty Langston
Publisher: LazyDay Publishing


Beth Mason seemingly has it all. A successful bakery/café called Decadent Dreams, good friends, and a nice home in Stamford, New York.

After her previous boyfriend dumped her six months before for not spending enough time with him, Beth decided that she had been through enough and wanted more in a relationship. Throwing herself back into the dating scene, Beth decided to go onto an online dating website called, ‘A Foreign Affair.’

Enjoying the different types of men from all over the world that ‘A Foreign Affair’ catered to, Beth became struck by a handsome man from Belarus named Yuri who was the former manager of the famed Rhapsody night club. After realizing that they had a lot in common, the two struck up a close, intense relationship.

Yuri, who’s been depressed since his nightclub burned to the ground and watching his best friend’s parents both die from a terminal illness, decided to take Beth up on an invite and join her for a fun-filled weekend in New York City.

With both of them full of emotions, will the weekend be just what they needed or more than they bargained for?


I really enjoyed this story, and I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.

Beth is a bakery / cafe owner who's looking for more out of her relationships. Her ex boyfriend broke up with her six months ago, claiming she didn't spend enough time with him. After hearing from a customer that he was engaged, Beth decides to take a new approach to dating.

Beth tries a new dating website called "A Foreign Affair", she meets Yuri and they immediately hit it off. After corresponding by email, web cam, and phone calls for over six months, Beth takes a chance and ask Yuri to visit her in New York.

Yuri is hesitant to accept Beth's offer at first, but it doesn't take him long to agree, and they plan to meet up. The attraction is instant, and sizzling. They both realize that they are in love, and clueless about what each of them should do.

Yuri has obligations at home, that he can't just walk away from. His best friend and roommate Nicky is going through the heartbreaking tragedy of losing his mother to cancer, and Yuri's parents are home waiting for him as well. He doesn't have a job at the moment because the night club he was managing burnt down.

How can Beth and Yuri get past all the obstacles of their lives and be together?

This book had my attention from the moment I started reading it. The characters were well developed, and perfectly believable. I always love a strong heroine, and Beth is exactly that. She goes after what she wants no matter the cost, and that's respectable. Yuri is so hot, and exactly the right type for her personality. They didn't dodge around their feelings they came right out and expressed them.

The sex scenes in this novella were so hot I thought they would melt my kindle buttons off. They were very revealing without taking away from the story. The author did a very good job of creating a sizzling love story, that left you satisfied when you finished reading it. I would definitely like to read more about Beth, and Yuri. I am also intrigued with the secondary characters, I would love to find out how Nicky copes with all he's dealing with, and if he finds someone of his own.

I will definitely be keeping a eye out for Ms. Langston's future novels.


Format: Kindle Edition

File Size: 207 KB
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: LazyDay Publishing (July 26, 2011)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Book Tour: Celestial Seduction -By: Jessica E. Subject

Celestial Seduction


At the end of his obligated commitment to the Space Service, Frey Berger decides to stay on Earth to further experience human emotions rather than return to Ginnun where his intended has already mated with another. Looking for real love and someone to accept him for what he is, Frey enlists in Madame Evangeline’s popular dating service. Although he does not understand the concept of a one-night stand, he hopes to find his perfect mate.

Carrie Cooper’s husband divorced her for someone who could provide him with children, leaving her with little self-confidence and no desire to let a man hurt her again. Her best friend convinces her to join a dating service, claiming Carrie needs to get laid, while not winding up with a broken heart since her date requires no commitment after the night is over.

Although several misunderstandings nearly derail them before the date has even begun, Carrie and Frey end up becoming closer than they ever believed possible. Still, Frey will need to convince Carrie that her perfect mate isn’t human at all, and that one night can lead to a forever love. 


I thought this book was sweet, even though it was a quick read. I really liked Frey and Carries characters.

Carrie is recovering from a bad divorce, and with her job as a nurse she has no time to meet a man using conventional methods. Carrie's best friend Tamara convinces her to use a dating service to go out and have a little fun. Carrie is sceptical but decides to give it a try. When she sees Frey's profile picture Carrie is instantly attracted, and agrees to a date.

Frey has finished his tour with the space service, and refuses to leave earth for his home planet. Where Frey is from emotion is shunned, and he refuses to go back to that existence. It also doesn't help that his intended mate has mated with his best friend, so he really sees no reason to return there. Frey decides to use a dating service to find a mate that he can express his feelings for, and that will except his true alien nature. He chooses Carrie, and sets out to make her his.

Frey is nothing Carrie ever experienced before, but she feels a connection with him, and is able to except his alien nature. The story moves on pretty quickly after that, and the couple fall in love, and share some serious alien love.

I like sci fi romances, and this one did not disappoint. I really got a feel for the characters, and thought the story was well written. The author got her point across, and I was satisfied with the ending. As far as the story goes, it was ok for me. I would pick up another book by this author if I had the opportunity.

***3 STARS

Product Details
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 171 KB
Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company (June 29, 2011)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English
ASIN: B0058V67G2

Thursday, June 9, 2011

REVIEW: The Guardians, Book 1 - By. Mandy M. Roth

Reviewer: Tawania
Title: The Guardians, Book 1
Author: Mandy M. Roth

The Guardians, book 1


Ass-kicking Guardian, Madelyn Mason, is the only female in a sea of supernatural males. College student by day, she spends her nights fighting for mankind--the innocents, the ones who have no clue that the things of nightmares walk among the living.

Larger than life Hollywood hunk, Brady Devens, has won the hearts of millions of adoring fans. But, the only heart he wants to win is that of his mate, Madelyn. She hasn't shown an interest in him as anything more than a friend, and he’s beginning to think the Powers That Be goofed.

In this world of magik, mishap, demons, gods, and pleasure nymphs, anything is possible. Can they find a love that transcends time and space or will the Powers That Be decide maybe they weren’t destined for one another after all?


I really enjoyed this book! It was a very exciting read, and kept me entertained throughout.

Madelyn is a guardian, she protects humans from all sorts of evil things that go bump in the night. Mady is the first female guardian ever born, and is protected above all else. She's carrying hidden scars from an incident that happened three years ago. Mandy just got out of a relationship that ended bad, and is not interested in picking up another one at the moment.

Brady is a full blood Lycan, and Mandy is his mate even though she's unaware of it. Brady has been watching over her, as a trusted friend. He doesn't know how to tell Mandy she's  his mate without scaring her off. Brady has been waiting for Mandy for over three hundred years, and he knows now is the time to take his chance.

As I stated before this book was a exciting read. There is so much going on that you stay completely engaged throughout the book. I literally couldn't put this book down. The back story is captivating, and leave you wanting more. There were so many twist, and unexpected revelations, that I had to reread a few paragraphs just to make sure that I read it right.

The secondary characters were all very interesting, and left you wanting to know what's going to happen with them in future installments of this series. There was also a lot of humor, and heart touching moments in this book. The story was action packed, and had me on the edge of my seat a few times.

Brady is the perfect alpha male, with a heart of gold, and a tiny jealous streak where Mandy is concerned. Once you read this story you will understand why. I really liked his character, and was very pleased about how things developed for him in this book.

Madelyn is beautiful, sassy, tough, and down to earth. She is a heroine that I definitely enjoyed reading. I liked everything about her, and couldn't find any faults with her. I loved her interaction with the secondary characters.

I have to say Ms. Roth has a winner on her hands with this book. All her characters are developed enough that you have all the information that you need, and you're not left lacking or wanting. The world building was great, and I can't wait to read more. When I finished reading The Guardians at 3:00 this morning, I immediately went to search for book 2, but unfortunately it's not out yet. I did however pick up a few of her other books, and I can't wait to dive in.

I have definitely added Mandy Roth to my auto- buy list. I really, truly, hope I gave this book the justice it deserves in this review. It was that good, and I want to read it over again NOW.

*****5 Stars

Product Details

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 408 KB
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: The Raven Books; 2 edition (July 30, 2010)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English

Friday, May 27, 2011




One bad corpse can ruin your whole day.

No one knows that better than Rhiannon Murphy.
She left behind the flash and sass of Miami for the no-nonsense groove of New York City, eager for a clean slate and a fresh start. A bartender by trade, a loud mouth by choice, and a necromancer by chance; she managed to keep her nifty talent hidden from those around her—until now.

The deliciously good-looking vampire, Disco, knows her secret. When he strolls into her bar to solicit help investigating the mysterious disappearances of his kind from the city, Rhiannon discovers he’s not the kind of person that appreciates the significance of the word no.

But in a world where vampires peddle their blood as the latest and greatest drug of choice, it’s only a matter of time before the next big thing hits the market. Someone or something is killing vampires to steal their hearts, and unlike Rhiannon, this isn’t their first stroll around the undead block.


I released an exaggerated sigh and lowered my head,dropping my guard just long enough for Disco to make his move. His cold hand grasped my arm and my chin jolted up.

“We need to talk.”

“Let go of me, Disco,” I warned heatedly. I would have attempted to yank free but I’d only embarrass myself. Vampires are strong, unbelievably strong, and his grip would be as unbreakable as steel.

“Only if you promise we can talk.” His blue eyes flashed, striking against his pale skin and golden blond hair. His face was long and smooth; a strong squared jaw bringing it all together. With high cheekbones, a perfectly straight and lean nose, and full lips, he would forever be a twenty something looker frozen permanently in time.

“Not here,” I grated between clenched teeth. I glanced around. No one had noticed our little chat yet, and I couldn’t afford to lose my job. Personal relations during office hours were a big no-no. But this one wouldn’t take no for an answer.

“Where?” His grip loosened and he studied me cautiously.

“After close, meet me outside, around the back.”

I didn’t bother snatching my arm free until he let go and I turned away, walking quickly to the bar. I returned to my spot, apologizing and pouring a free one for the unlucky schmuck with a purple thumb. Tonight was not going to be a good night, and it wasn’t even over yet.

I glared at the clock - 12:58am. Wonderful.

I was on for another hour, and instead of making the gym for some quality muscle burn, I had a meeting with a creature who scared the piss out of me.



J.A. Saare's Biography

J.A. Saare is a multi-published author in varying genres and has written stories featured in horror magazines, zombie romance anthologies, and flash fiction contests. Her work has a notable dark undertone, which she credits to her love of old eighties horror films, tastes in music, and choices in reading, and have been described as “full of sensual promise,” “gritty and sexy,” and “a breath of fresh air.”

Currently she is penning numerous projects within the urban fantasy, erotic and contemporary, and of course, paranormal romance categories.

Those interested in her "naughtier" side can visit her alias, Aline Hunter, at http://www.alinehunter.com/


Product Details

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 544 KB
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1770650229
Publisher: Mundania Press LLC (May 2, 2011)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English
Lending: Enabled


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