Monday, April 24, 2017

#Excerpt: A MOTHER'S LOVE by Charlotte Hubbard

“How was your morning with Jerusalem and Vernon?” Rose asked as she managed a smile for the bishop’s wife. “I hope you were a gut little guest?”

“The best company we could’ve asked for,” Jerusalem replied. “We gathered the eggs, and Gracie counted the new chicks in the barn—”

“Thirty-eight!” Gracie exclaimed.

“—and then we made French toast—”

“And I ate two whole pieces!” Gracie crowed. “With maple surple and fried apples.”

Jerusalem stopped at the edge of the tilled garden spot, and when she held out her hand, Gracie raced over to grab it. “And we played hide-and-seek with Vernon, too, didn’t we, dear?”

“Jah, but I found him every time!” Gracie replied. “He thought I wouldn’t see him under that tarp, but his big butt was stickin’ out!”

“Gracie,” Rose chided. “This is our bishop you’re talking about. Be polite.”

Jerusalem chuckled. “She speaks the truth. Hiding isn’t Vernon’s best talent, I’m afraid. But he was a gut sport about it when Gracie found him right off.”

 “See, ‘Rusalem?” the little girl said, pointing to the mounded rows in the garden. “We put the lettuce on this end, and the peas down this way. Mamma said we could plant an extra long row of those, coz they’re my favorite.”



BLURB:

It’s been a year of tragic loss and difficult decisions for widow Rose Raber. She thought providing for her young daughter was the greatest challenge she faced. Until her dying mother revealed Rose was adopted—and her birth mother is someone with much to lose if the secret comes out. As Rose struggles to reconcile the truth with her faith—and her troubling curiosity—outgoing newcomer Matthias Wagler is another surprise she didn’t expect. His optimism and easy understanding inspire her. And his prospective partnership with wealthy deacon Saul Hartzler promises a possible new life for them—together. But with this second chance comes yet another revelation for all involved.

When Saul’s wife unexpectedly turns up at Rose’s new job, their bond as mother and daughter is instant and unmistakable. It isn’t long before an unforgiving Saul discovers the truth, threatening Matthias’s livelihood and Rose’s future. Now with more than just their happiness at stake, Rose and Matthias must find the strength and courage to stand strong—and trust God’s enduring miracles of motherhood, forgiveness, and love.


Kensington (March 28, 2017)
ISBN-13: 9781496708441 •• ISBN-10: 149670844X

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Many moons ago—like, in 1983 while she was still a school librarian—Charlotte Hubbard sold her first story to True Story. This launched her into writing around seventy of those “true confessions” stories over the years, and she’s been a slave to her overactive imagination ever since. Over the course of her writing career, she has sold nearly 50 books—most recently, Amish romance series she’s written as Charlotte Hubbard or Naomi King.

Charlotte lived in Missouri for most of her life, so her Amish stories are set in imaginary Missouri towns. These days she lives in St. Paul, MN with her husband of 40+ years and their Border collie, Vera.



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Friday, April 21, 2017

Interview with Vanessa M. Knight, THE MAKEUP TEST



Can you give us a brief overview of your latest book? Is it part of a series?
My latest book is The Makeup Test. This is the sixth book in the Ritter’s University series. For those of you who have been following along, this is Parker’s book. For those who haven’t visited Ritter U yet, come on by it’s fun.

This book is about Parker, a college student that has started her own online business. She’s found some success, and is soaking up as much information as she can from school—well as long as it doesn’t include science. She hates science. She just needs to graduate and use that knowledge to support herself. Then she can finally be on her own, no rich parents and the ties that come from accepting anything from them.

Cade is also a student, but he’s working full-time as a cop with local law enforcement. He doesn’t have time for a relationship—especially one with a spoiled sorority woman. He has responsibilities. Not that Parker would understand… at least that’s what he thinks. Once he gets to know her, he finds she just might understand more than he thought.

Getting together is wrong—they’re from different worlds and those worlds don’t mesh. So when those worlds collide, nothing can keep them apart—well—maybe not nothing. They hadn’t counted on her father.

Do you have a favorite character?
This might seem a bit coincidental, but Parker is my favorite character. She always has been. Even when she was trying to steal someone’s boyfriend a few books back, I loved her. As she found an incriminating video of a classmate and showed it to the world—you got it—I loved her.

She’s done some bad stuff, but she’s apologized and tried to make things right. She’s grown and learned and changed over the life of these books. She hasn’t stayed stagnant. And for that, I’ve stuck by her and accepted her despite her mistakes.

Are you currently under a traditional publishing contract for future books or do you have manuscripts that you will self-publish? Are you doing both?
I’m doing both. I have the Ritter University Series that I self-pub and my Chicago’s Finest series which is pubbed through a small publisher. I like both for different reasons. I love having all the control. Muah-hah-hah. {finger-taps} My self-pub series allows me to experiment. I can change pricing, covers or blurbs. I can post the book wherever and however I choose. I can put it on sale and market the heck out of it.

With the publisher, I don’t have that control. They control if it goes on sale. They have to make the changes to the sites, so I have to monitor any promotion That includes a price reduction. I can’t just change the cover as a test or adjust pricing. Everything is done by the publisher, so I have no autonomy. But it’s not all bad.

With the publisher-pubbed books, I get contacted by editors and cover artists. I offer input and then once all the changes are done, they compile the epub and mobi files. They upload to the websites. The publisher takes care of that background work, so I don’t have to. Sometimes, that is nice.

Until I want to put the book up for sale and have to get a date that works for the publisher and the advertisement site. Then I cringe.

Do you belong to a critique group? Have they helped improve your writing?
I absolutely love my critique group. They help me in so many ways. We determine a date to meet, usually once a month. A week before our meeting, we send about 10 to 15 pages we’d like reviewed. The review is great. We get a marked up copy of the sample to take home and pore over.

But that’s not the best part. The best part is finding the holes in the story and talking them out. Many of my books have been completely revamped based on a discussion with my critique group. Storylines grow stronger. Motivations become clearer. Having someone on the outside of the story helps in so many ways and not just with fixing issues. My critique group has been known to help brainstorm me right out of writer’s block. They keep me motivated and on track.

Do you outline your story or just go where your muse takes you?
I am a HUGE outliner. My Ritter University Series takes place on a fictitious college campus. To keep everything straight I have a folder in One Note with everything from a map of the town to the Realtor.com printout of the houses I think they live in. I have character sheets and general college information.

On top of that I have a plotlines page, that lists the Chapter, point of view character, and a very high level listing of what happens in the scene. An example is below.

Example from my last book Sophomore Slump:
Chapter 1 - Sav - Summer at church at home - sent to basement to get wine, she freaks, hates it down there, it's where bad thing happened, tries to run out but runs into Leland, calls  Joe, he calms her down.

Chapter 2 – Joe…

As you can see it’s not very specific. In the finished scene I have her describe the basement and she runs into Leland downstairs—which totally freaks her out. There is a balancing act as she gives him the bottles of church wine and they head up the stairs to the glorious light of stained glass. She slips out into the dew covered grass and calls Joe in Poland to help calm her nerves.

Those three lines give me everything I need to know to begin building the scene and the story. Every chapter is listed in this document except for the last couple of scenes. I always wait on those. I don’t know why. I know how the story will end. I know the dark moment, but I rarely know how they’ll overcome that dark moment.

Maybe it’s my way of surprising myself when I get to that part. My way of keeping a bit of excitement going as I’m writing the story.

Did you hire an editor to review your manuscript before publishing?
Absolutely. I have editors for all the work I do.  Any book I’ve pubbed has gone through critique partners, developmental edits and line edits. I don’t write clean enough to be able to skip this part. I’m not sure anyone does. We all need a little reality check now and then. Whether it’s grammar help or a plotline problem, having another set of eyes is always a good thing.

Do you find it difficult to juggle your time between marketing your current book and writing your next book?
Time. I wish I had more of it. I work full-time, as well as write. On top of that I have a family I like to see every once in a while. It can lead to long days and long nights. Keeping up with the current book and all the marketing, as well as trying to write something new, can be rough. In fact, I find I’m more productive when I’m not on the marketing-machine. However, it’s all part of the job.

I think it’s important to fit the marketing piece in with the writing. Keep the time it takes to market in mind when planning your timelines. Fit in editing to your schedule, as well. And the most important piece is to fit in “you” time. Julia Cameron calls it refilling the well. Try to give yourself time to be creative again, instead of jumping from project to project.

What advice would you give a new author just entering into the self-publishing arena?
For those thinking about self-publishing, I would say a few things. First, why do you wish to self-publish? Someone once told me they were self-pubbing because they were sick of the rejection from agents and editors. If that is your reason, please be careful.

If you can find out why the book is being rejected, do. If there are inherent flaws in the story, fix them. Self-pubbing is putting that manuscript out there for the world to see. If you think agents and editors are rough, try reading a review by some nameless, faceless reader. They can be brutal.

But don’t let the fear stop you. If you’ve received mostly positive feedback from agents and editors (so why, oh why couldn’t they connect with it), you’ve fixed the issues they’ve identified and you’ve taken the initiative to have the book professionally edited you might be ready to put the book out there. If you’re happy with the book and feel it’s the best it can be, go ahead and expend time and money to release it.

Second thing I would say is that self-pubbing is not a get-rich-quick scheme. It’s a lot of work and time and money. With self-publishing you not only write the book, but you must find editors, find cover artists, format the book, upload the books to vendors, market the book… and manage the traditional “business” pieces of your business (taxes, expenses, sales). You can outsource one or all of these tasks, but that leads to less money in your bottom line.

Overall, I would tell anyone interested in self-pubbing— go for it. If you’re ready to put that book out there—do it.  Make sure you’re putting the best product you can out there and remember it is a business. It takes hard work and a passion for what you’re doing. But if you have that passion, it is fun. I love every piece of the process. I love watching a book develop as I write it. I love getting back edits and finding I wasn’t too far off the mark with my storytelling. I love seeing the cover for the first time. And I love uploading everything to the book vendors—seeing the final product available for sale is so rewarding.

Some fun facts about you, which do you prefer – dogs or cats? Chocolate or vanilla? Coffee or Tea? Talk or Text? Day or Night?
I have both dogs and cats so I can’t choose a favorite. Although, I like that cats don’t need to go outside. Winter in Chicago can be terrible.

I’m going chocolate over vanilla (except ice cream. I’m a vanilla girl all the way).

I don’t like coffee or tea—so I’m going soda or water

I prefer texting when just getting the facts, like where do you want to go for dinner… or how long till you get home. But when I’m in the mood to brainstorm or there are too many words to type quickly, I want to talk. And I can talk for hours.

And the last one. Night. I tend to be fuzzy first thing in the morning. And after that I’m just slowly building my coherency. But by the time night rolls around, I’m raring to go—sometimes to the detriment of sleep.

What’s next for you?
I have a book in my Chicago’s Finest series coming out at the end of 2017. I’m really excited about that. My characters are all in Vegas. So that was super fun—creating a Costa Rican based hotel on the Vegas strip with a gorgeous head of security. And he is gorgeous. I might have fallen in love just a little (don’t tell my husband—oh wait, he based on my husband—so go ahead.)

From there, I’m planning on continuing with the Ritter U series. The next book is about Gabi, the gorgeous Latina that makes Parker’s head ache. Gabi’s life is falling apart and she doesn’t have the energy to deal with guys—not even her best friend’s gorgeous older brother, Mike. Too bad he has other plans.



The Makeup Test
Vanessa M. Knight
Publication date: April 4th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Parker Breckinridge is a sophomore in college and already running her own internet cosmetics business. She doesn’t apologize for her successes—or anything else. She’s worked hard to get what where she is. She’s had to. It’s not like there was anything else in her life, despite her rich family.
Cade Adler doesn’t do relationships—especially relationships with uptight princesses. Been there. Done that. Destroyed the T-shirt. Besides, what with working full-time as a police officer and going to school, who has time for women? Not him.
With his tattoos and overall attitude, Cade is exactly what Parker doesn’t need. And between her father’s money and her piss-poor attitude, Parker is exactly what Cade doesn’t need.
So why is it they can’t stay apart?


Author Bio:
Vanessa M. Knight has always enjoyed writing and once she found romance, she was addicted. She props her laptop in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband, son and menagerie of 4-pawed, claw-babies (AKA cats and dogs.) That laptop has partnered-in-crime to write contemporary romances with a dash of humor and splash of snark.
 When she has a few moments to spare, you can find her singing off key (but she assures us it’s still considered singing), reading, kickboxing or killing a few brain cells as she stares at the many sitcoms and dramas available through the Internet and TV.
For more information on Vanessa, including her Internet haunts, contest updates, and details on her upcoming novels, please visit her website at www.vanessamknight.com.


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Thursday, April 20, 2017

#Excerpt: RIK'S by dhtreichler


Baghdad, 1989 -- The Eve of Saddam’s Invasion of Kuwait

The waiter appeared within seconds and poured the glass of water for Tariq.

“Do you study the desert, Rik?” he asked as soon as we were seated.

“I try to learn its lessons.”

“Then you know sands shift quickly, often for no apparent reason.”

“It seems there is usually a wind somewhere.”

Tariq seemed genuinely delighted. “Ah! You not only observe but seek to understand why.”

I answered, “It’s one of my gravest faults,” as Tariq took a sip of water.

Looking at me as if trying to judge me, Tariq finally responded, “There is much about the desert one cannot fathom. Trying to understand everything is fruitless.”

I finally had a glimmer of where he wanted this to go. “But you seem to understand more than most, Tariq. Perhaps for the right price you can enlighten me?”

Tariq seemed to consider a series of memories. “We have indeed exchanged many valuable things over the years,” he observed.

“How valuable is this one?” I inquired.

He motioned to the waiter, who arrived instantly. “Lamb kebobs and falafel.” Tariq motioned so the waiter knew he ordered for both of us. When the waiter disappeared inside, Tariq answered, “I understand you are not a connoisseur of sheep brains.”

“Hasn’t made my list of favorite foods yet,” I responded.

He nodded his happiness that he had another piece of information about me correct and could display it for me.

 
BLURB:

The entire affair began with sheep brains and falafel -- Saddam Hussein's favorite dish.

It is 1990 and in Baghdad two lovers are separated by the impending First Gulf War. CIA operative Rik Bogart is desperately seeking television correspondent Ingrid Johannson -- but is instead picked up by  Saddam’s Secret Police and thrown into Abu Graib -- the Prison of the Dead. Ten years later, he must make a fateful decision after finally reuniting with her -- one that may keep them apart forever. How far would YOU go for your true love?

This iheart-pounding thriller is written by a former international defense contractor who brings incredible realism and thrilling insights into the days leading up to Saddam’s brutal regime downfall and provides a chilling account of life inside the infamous Prison of the Dead.

"It's as much a love story as it is a runaway thriller." Midwest Book Review

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As a defense contractor, award-winning screenwriter and novelist, dhtreichler has wandered the world, visiting garden spots and more.  Having lived and worked with our intelligence agents and soldiers, witnessing the conflicts and the turmoil of recent decades, he paints vivid backdrops for his stories. Like him, the men and women he portrays attempt to make sense of our fast-changing world. He has held a lifelong interest in the profound influence of rapidly changing technology on our lives and relationships. Exploring that power (what has changed and what might come) forms an insightful theme of his novels. His stories also reflect the universal desires and fears of real people everywhere.







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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

#Excerpt: SEDUCTION IN SCARLET by Christina Quinn


Seduction in Scarlet
Christina Quinn
Publication date: April 15th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Sadie graduates in a handful of days, and when most of the people around her in class are worrying about finals, she’s more focused on if she’ll survive to walk across the stage.
Byron, her vampire lover, brings Sadie to a medieval style tournament thrown by the region’s Master. His hope is to take her mind off the stresses of the tests and essays–not to mention the vampire who wants them both dead. However, while taking in the festivities Byron discovers that Sadie has some dark secrets of her own.


EXCERPT:
“Would you like to play a game?” He cooed to me, nipping at the tender flesh around his bite from that morning.
“W-what kind of game?”
“I call it no touching.”
“Will I be able to get my dress back on before dinner?”
“Depends on how carried away we get.”
I swallowed. “Okay. How do we play?”
He took a step back from me and started stripping. “You just stand there.”
“That doesn’t seem like much of a game.”
“It will,” his voice was heavy and thick with the darkness that his devious smirk boasted as he dropped his doublet to the ground. Something ruffled my gown, and I spun around finding nothing.
The ribbon holding the lace collar on tugged itself free, and the soft froth of delicate fabric fell to the floor behind me. The sudden cool air on my neck made me shiver as the ribbons at the sleeves of my dress started to do the same.
“This really isn’t much of a ga—” I turned to face him and the sight of his naked body—as always—rendered me a deaf mute.
“Trust me,” he whispered pulling the comforter and pillows from the bed.
I couldn’t find my voice as both sleeves slipped off. I was only in the bodice, corset, petticoat, and skirt now. Byron was already completely nude and lounging on the blanket on the polished wooden floor. He left the cushions for me.
“How can I win?” I was eventually able to ask as he stared up at me and I felt the bodice slowly start to gape open revealing the cream-colored corset beneath.
“You don’t touch yourself, or me.”
“Honestly, that sounds like everyone loses to me.” I giggled nervously.
“You’ll see.”
I licked my lips as at once my skirt drifted to my feet. Something about standing before him with just his eyes on me heightened my senses. The familiar heat started building, and he hadn’t laid a fingertip on me since agreeing to play the game. He was affected too, as I gazed down at his nudity I was greeted by the sight of him, seemingly growing harder and larger under my gaze.
“Remember,” he practically growled. “No touching.”


Author Bio:
An avid reader and lover of literature, Christina Quinn, has always wanted to be an author for as long as she can remember. She spends most of her days with a coffee cup or wine glass within arm’s reach as she labors at her laptop weaving incredible stories.


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#Excerpt: SHEIK'S RESCUE by Ryshia Kennie

  She turned around and walked past him.  Zafir watched her and really wished he hadn’t for his gaze couldn’t help but go down to her perky butt that…  That was twice he’d been caught by that part of her anatomy.  He needed to pull his gaze away, to take his thoughts from the soft, rounded… It took everything he had.

Curves.

He wrapped his palm around the back of his neck as if a stranglehold massage would stop his thoughts.  But his hand was only hurting his neck and doing nothing to stop the overwhelming awareness of her as a very attractive female.  He wasn’t sure what would help, but physical pain wasn’t doing it.  He dropped his hand.

He was unable to drag his eyes from her.  Her figure curved in all the right places.   He wanted to run his hands over her.  He wanted to do so much more.

He couldn’t.

He pushed the thoughts from his mind.  They had a case to solve and a client to protect.  He turned around, heading for the bedroom.  He knew she’d gotten information from Stan, but after what he’d learned, he thought it was time they both sat down and had a long talk with him.

“Damn!”

Jade turned from the kitchen window and as she did, he met the question in her eyes.  He stood in the doorway of their client’s room, his fists clenched, all thoughts of passion or attraction forgotten.

“He’s gone.”


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Zafir Al-Nassar knows everything about Jade Van Everett. He's studied the cases she's worked for his family's company and for the FBI. And it's hard not to notice that she's absolutely gorgeous. Teaming up for a routine security detail, Jade is desperate to prove herself and Zafir can't help but admire her determination. But when their assignment turns deadly, it becomes difficult to stay focused on the job. Because although they were hired to protect a Morrocan royal from a trained assassin, Zafir also has every intention of keeping Jade safe and by his side. Forever.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

The Canadian prairies are my home and while the prairie landscape is blessed with beautiful blue skies, it also has four seasons that come on full throttle – especially winter and because of that I like to travel.  Often on those trips, stories are born. 

In 2011 I won my city's writing award, and was the first romance writer to do so since its inception.  In 2013 my romantic suspense was a semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Awards.  Published in historic romance and paranormal romance as well as romantic suspense, in February 2016, my first novel was published by Harlequin Intrigue.

There’s no lack of places to set a story as my imagination and the too long prairie winters may find me seeking adventure.  The memories of those worlds both near and far, the words of a stranger, the furtive look one man gives another, often become the catalyst for a suspenseful story with a deadly villain and an intrepid hero and heroine who must battle for their right to love or even their right to live.

When not dreaming of other stories, I can be found scouting out a garage sale or two, dusting off my roller blades or just thinking about the next adventure that may be miles away or in my own backyard. 






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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

#Review: THE ENCHANTED SWANS by Christy Nicholas




  3 of 5 stars

Fionnuala, a fae princess, was born to loving parents, but her life changed forever when her beloved mother died giving birth to her twin brothers. After a long grieving period, her father married her mother's sister, but there was no love between them. When her step-mother/aunt curses her and her three brothers, they must live as swans for the next 900 years.

I was excited to read this book, but it wasn't what I expected. It was an incredibly sad tale full of lost opportunities and I didn't care for the ending at all. The writing was top-notch, but I found the story just meanders through the 900 years of the curse without much action. There are a few attacks and attempts to reverse the curse, but I found myself skipping lots of text just to get to the end. Why all the suffering if there wasn't some relief at the end? I realize not every tale has a happy ending, but I would have preferred a much different ending.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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In pre-Celtic Ireland, Fionnuala was a fae princess, born to a life of luxury. She knew her duty and loved her family. She missed her mother, who died in childbirth when Fionnuala was but ten years old. Still, she had hopes and dreams of love and a full life.

All her dreams were stolen from her, ripped away in a torrent of envy and magic.

Now she must care for her three brothers while learning to live under an evil curse. Will she find a way to break the spell, or would they remain swans, tethered to three places for nine hundred years? 

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My name is Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon. I do many things, including digital art, beaded jewelry, writing and photography. In real life I'm a CPA, but having grown up with art and around me (my mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected me, as it were.  I love to draw and to create things. It's more of an obsession than a hobby. I like looking up into the sky and seeing a beautiful sunset, or a fragrant blossom, a dramatic seaside. I then wish to take a picture or create a piece of jewelry to share this serenity, this joy, this beauty with others.  Sometimes this sharing requires explanation – and thus I write.  Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. I do local art and craft shows, as well as sending my art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad.

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#Excerpt: THE UNLIKEABLE DEMON HUNTER by Deborah Wilde


The maybe-demon from Josh’s alleyway was back, having stopped about five feet away and triggering the motion sensor. What with Josh’s sister trying to kill me and all, he’d fallen off my radar.

Aloe gooped over my fingers, having clutched the frond hard enough to break it, and my terror and an intense curiosity resurfaced. There was no denying his compelling presence. Plus, he had those long lashes that were my Kryptonite. I opened my mouth to scream. Or drool.

He held a finger up to his delectable lips to keep me quiet, circling me with lazy strides, checking me out.

I’d have been offended by the blatant appraisal except under his intense scrutiny, I lit up with an electric zing. I found myself stroking the aloe stalks in an obscene manner. Even knowing he couldn’t see my blush since I was in the shadows didn’t kill my utter mortification at jerking off plant life in not-so-subtextual yearning.

He stalked toward me, his leather jacket rustling with each step.

I held up a hand to stop him, the faintest electric crackle pulsing off my skin.

He didn’t stop, didn’t slow. In fact, he kept up his steady approach until his hand covered mine. My magic shocked us both at his touch. I gasped and shivered as pleasure, not pain, rumbled through me.

Hand still clasped in his, he stared at me suspiciously, instead of in fear, but had I wanted, I could have broken his hold. Not a demon, then? He fingered the thin silver necklace I wore with surprising gentleness, toying with the cute floral pendant dangling off it that read “I will kick you in the balls if I have to.”

“Should I be scared?” Given how he sounded like sex, sin, and salaciousness–the true definition of a triple threat–I decided that yes, he was most definitely a demon.

I met his mocking gaze, my rooted stance and beating heart placing me somewhere between morbid fascination and noping the hell out at warp speed.


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Bridesmaids meets Buffy.

The ago-old story of what happens when a foul-mouthed, romance impaired heroine with no edit button and a predilection for hot sex is faced with her worst nightmare–a purpose.

Ari Katz is intelligent, driven, and will make an excellent demon hunter once initiated into the Brotherhood of David. However, this book is about his twin Nava: a smart-ass, self-cultivated hot mess, who is thrilled her brother is stuck with all the chosen one crap.

When Nava half-drunkenly interrupts Ari’s induction ceremony, she expects to be chastised. What she doesn’t expect is to take her brother’s place among the–until now–all-male demon hunters. Even worse? Her infuriating leader is former rock star Rohan Mitra, whose sudden retirement in his early twenties now seems a lot less mysterious.

Convinced that her twin still has a shot at his destiny, Nava hatches a plan to convince the Brotherhood to bring the other Katz sibling into the fold. It’s too bad Rohan’s guarding her so closely that she might not be able to put it into action.

And it’s really too bad Rohan’s exactly what Nava’s always wanted: the perfect bad boy fling with no strings attached, because he may also be the one to bring down her carefully erected emotional shields. That’s as dangerous as all the evil fiends vying for the bragging rights of killing the only female ever chosen for Demon Club–or the one demon in particular out for payback.

Odds of survival: eh.
Odds of having a very good time with Rohan before she bites it: much better.

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A global wanderer, hopeless romantic, and total cynic with a broken edit button, Deborah writes adult urban fantasy to satisfy her love of smexy romances and tales of chicks who kick ass. She is all about the happily-ever-after, with a huge dose of hilarity along the way. “It takes a bad girl to fight evil. Go Wilde.”

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