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The Marchioness of Wick is about to get a second chance at life…whether she wants it or not. After twenty years in a loveless marriage to a duplicitous British aristocrat, Claire Heyworth Barnes finds herself broke and alone. Encouraged by her dynamic American sisters-in-law, the shy royal decides to start over in New York City. When she lands a job with a famous interior designer, Claire accidentally reconnects with the first—and only—man she ever loved.
Benjamin Hayek has never forgiven Claire for the heartless way she left him when they were teenagers in the south of France. And even if he could, Claire’s not sure she has the courage to contend with how he makes her feel. Can they build a new love from an old flame? Or will a bitter history and a complicated future stand in their way?
Claire is learning to live again. I don’t just mean because her heart was broken… I mean because her entire life she was told to live one way and be one thing, but there was always so much more to her. She was trapped in a life she never wanted but grew to appreciate. But when that life came crashing down around her, she found herself single again and nearly broke. She could no longer live the life of luxury that she was accustomed to.
Determined to make her life better she takes a few chances. Living in New York now, she is surrounded by friends and loved ones but there is always one person that is not in her life that she can’t stop thinking about. A quick summer fling from 20 years earlier. She had no choice but to end the fling. Her mother had already contractually arranged her marriage… But there was always something about Ben that she never got over.
While in New York, Claire decides that she just needs to be Claire and not the royalty that she was raised to be or married into. That means she had to get a job… but her first real job provides her the opportunity of a lifetime. Because of the job she is thrown right into the line of sight of Ben. Yes, that Ben… now divorced and trying to move on with his life…
Sparks fly quick between these two and they discover they have 20 years to make up for. But will family issues be the downfall for their relationship as it was all those years ago?
This is a great read and really passionate. I adored the characters, although I was quite confused with who was what from where, I really enjoyed the tale being told. It reminded me of the power of that first love and the promise of a future. I really fell in love with the writing and the story. It was charming and witty and a great read!
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An emotional erotic heart-wrenching story of lust, love and light
Alexis Evangeline Robertson is young, insecure and daunted with painful memories from her dark, tortured childhood. She has rules, and she has boundaries.
She never lets anyone too close.
Lucca Caruso has the most mesmerising crystal azure blue eyes and a heart of gold. When Lexi meets this Italian God, she doesn’t expect to see him again.
But fate intervenes.
While on vacation at a Villa in Val D’Orcia, near the Chianti hills outside of Florence, she is more than surprised to see Lucca arrive at the very same villa. Lexi begins a journey of self-discovery, helplessly folding, melting and crumbling to the temptation of her heart’s desire.
After the desires of lust …
And the sweetness of love …
Lexi will spread her wings towards the light …
This is the story of one girl’s destiny to find her light from her sinister, dark and harrowing past and the one man who can take her there.
Coming from a horrible past, Alexis has spent many years learning to live again. She has a few select friends that she lets in. She is always guarded and careful not to let many close to her. And she guards her body, she knows if anyone sees the scars left behind they will never be able to love her. Her past left her feeling like a shell of a person, not the beautiful woman she really is.
But everything begins to change when she opens up her new clinic. An amazing Italian God walks in before the clinic is open and needs someone to look at his back. Though Alexis tries to have him come back when the clinic is open, he is persistent. She finally agrees to provide the initial consultation for him but insists he return in a week to meet with her partner for a follow-up. But the second she starts to examine him and she is forced to touch his skin, something inside her changes. There is something about him… But she is going on vacation and a man in her life is not what she needs. She knows that he will run the second he sees any glimmer of her past.
When she and her best friend arrive at their vacation destination, she sees him and panics. She never told him where she was going… and why is he there? It was almost too much for her to handle.
This book captured me instantly. I wanted to know what was so horrible in her past that she was afraid to even look at this guy, she was afraid to feel any real emotions for him… This book is a beautiful story about letting go of the past and learning to open your heart and learning that not everyone is a bad person. Everyone has demons in their past, but it is learning to accept and deal with them that is the hardest part in creating a future.
I fell in love with this book. My heart broke for both Alexis and for Lucca. But had such sad tales. But the way they recovered from them left me with a smile and a warm feeling in my heart. I wanted to reach out and hug Alexis so many time while reading this book. You want to talk about a hard life… the next time I think something has gone terribly wrong in my own little world, I will not complain, the things this she endured were just heart-wrenching. Lucca dealt with dark past it seems a little better, but it was still so sad all the same.
When I started reading this, I was afraid I was going to have a hard time with it, not because of the subject matter, but more because of the locations in the book. But as was reading, I was drawn more and more into the scenery in my mind and I fell in love with the places and the people I pictured. With that said, I think for S.J. Molloy to paint such vivid pictures in her book with words is an amazing talent.
I know I talked a lot about the tragedies that these two characters have had to deal with from their past, but the passion between the two of them is just amazing. One look, one touch and it send the hot right over the edge. I loved the chemistry between the two of them!
I am looking forward to reading more in this series by S.J. Molloy! It was amazing!
ABOUT S.J. MOLLOY
SJ Molloy, first time British Author of ‘The Luminara Series’ was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. As a young child, her family moved and raised her in Lanarkshire, Scotland where she currently resides with her husband, two daughters and her energetic, hyperactive loving gun dog who is utterly spoiled.
SJ is a qualified Fitness Instructor and Health & Fitness Motivator of various fitness styles and disciplines. Music and dance aerobics have always been a pleasure and passion for her. SJ will sporadically make up dance style routines at any hour of the day when a move comes to her or piece of music moves or inspires her. Currently not teaching classes she is focusing her time into nurturing her yearning passion for creative writing, exchanging one visualization for another.
As a child, SJ loved to write in journals and make up short stories and has a flare for all things creative. With an overactive imagination at times, SJ adores to make notes, visualize scenes and settings to create characterizations.
While on holiday with her family one summer reading book after book, she had a flash of inspiration and has had various ideas whirling around in her mind ever since. It was not until she pulled back on teaching classes that she found the courage, time and insight into actually bringing these ideas to life.
In February 2013 she decided to bring that imagination to light by beginning her writing journey with ‘Lussuria’ the first installment in ‘The Luminara Series’ available from late October 2013.
Being a self-confessed book junkie, she loves nothing better than to get lost in an emotional and moving book. A true romantic at heart, her guilty pleasure is reading heart-warming, passionate stories and falling in love with her favorite fictional characters.
With five books already mapped out in ‘The Luminara Series’, SJ’s busy creative mind has already planned two more fictitious novels, both stand-alone romance books and very different in their own right.
When she is not writing or reading, spending time with family and friends or exercising and walking her dog, SJ loves all things practical and creative. Dancing, music, cooking, travelling, good food and wine and painting are her favorite past times along with laughter, lots and lots of laughter.
RELEASE DATE: February 10th
Sometimes falling in love means letting go of the past…
Jeanella’s confidence and trust in Max continues to grow, and life seems to be on track. Then Crystal decides to pursue a sexual harassment lawsuit, and Jeanella’s world turns upside down. Once again, she wonders if she will ever be enough for Max. Jeanella is forced to make a decision; stay and fight for her man or leave him for good.
Becky’s unexpected friendship with Matthew continues to blossom, as they try to define the boundaries of their relationship; but a one-night stand threatens to ruin it all. As Matthew’s feelings for Becky grow, he’s torn between guilt and heartache over his deceased fiancée. Can Becky break through his wall and help him heal?
Maxwell Knight was dangerously good-looking, seductively charming, and definitely trouble. He was everything Jeanella Mefferd did NOT need now.
Fresh out of college, life was predictable and comfortable for Jeanella. She had the strength of her friends, the security of her job, and she was dating a reliable man; it was all smooth sailing. That was until one night, when she met someone who made her feel things she’d never felt before—dangerous, heart pounding, breathless heat.
Never imagining she would see him again, Jeanella has no idea what to do when fate steps in and thrusts Maxwell Knight into her life, just as things were beginning to change around her. When she lands her dream job and travels to New York for Fashion Week, can she focus on her career instead of on Maxwell?
Will she ignore all the danger signs and jump straight into his arms; or would she miss out on the chance of finding something great?
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Sneak Peek into Something Great
Aaron suddenly stopped talking, looking over me. Feeling the warm sensation on my arm, I turned to the person who had put it there. Matthew’s smile gave me fluttering tingles in my stomach, which pissed me off.
“Do you mind? I’m having fun.” I nudged his hand off me.
Matthew glanced at the shot glasses, then back to me. At first, he narrowed his eyes at me disapprovingly, but then they became playful. “You like to do shots? You like to swallow?”
I twitched my brows. “Only ones that squirt in my mouth.” I could not believe I’d said that, and from the expression on his face, neither could Matthew. His eyes sparkled with amusement, trying not to give me a grin, letting me know how much he liked my answer. I just couldn’t help myself. A perverted question deserved a perverted answer.
Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.
Releasing January 1st, 2014
Joanie Bigbee, cupcake baker extraordinaire, likes to keep her options open–and she’s good at it. She’s started and sold some 30 businesses in her postage stamp-sized Tennessee town, and at the moment she can be found in a short skirt and go-go boots, selling cupcakes out of the back of a converted Volkswagen van. What she moves on to next is anybody’s guess. She knows better than to be tied down. In any way. She’s watched every woman in her family fall head-over-heels, only to find themselves wondering how to pick up the pieces when love is lost.
When Nick Dalton shows up at the groovy cupcakery, all Joanie wants is a taste; a fling with no strings suits her just fine. But for Nick, a bite is not enough; he wants the whole cake: a big house, a family, true love. But love only makes you stupid, right? Joanie has to decide whether to follow where her free-spirit leads? or hold on to the sweetest thing she’s ever known.
I absolutely adored this book. Let’s face it, it has a hot guy and tons of cupcakes… But what I loved more is that I felt a connection to this book. It was more than just characters I could relate to, it was the town and the people. I am drawn to a book that I can connect with. I grew up in a small town and some of the issues the characters faced in this book are issues I have faced in my life.
I love Joanie becuase she is just cute. She is not afraid to be edgy or stand out in a crowd. It seems to help the cupcake business that she has a great body and her target audience for her sales appears to be every man in the small town on Sugar Springs. She had a wit about her that I just liked.
Then you throw in the oh-my-goodness hot guy, Nick. But not only is this guy super hot, he is smart, protective and handy to have around. I would have moved into the house while he was working on it! Yup… he is that amazing in my mind.
Joanie is cursed. She knows there is a curse on the women in her family. Guys are not long term and she is determined not to fall into the trap. She has vowed off relationships and she refuses anything more than casual sex with no strings attached. If there is a possibility an attachment can be created, she runs the other direction. But she is running from the rumors of a small town and the lasting effects of the men in her life running away from her, her mother and her grandmother.
So naturally when Nick shows up in town to connect with his brother, it freaks Joanie out a bit. She is so attracted to him but she knows that nothing can happen there. The chemistry between these two is amazing and you just know they are perfect for each other. But she is just not willing to put her heart out there. If they can’t be friends, there is no way they will ever be anything else. So Nick takes what he can get. He vows to be her friend.
But when he can no longer keep her on the friendly side, she does what she does best. She pushes him away… but there’s one problem… they are going to be forced to see each other because she has hired him as the contractor to fix, repair and update her grandmothers house.
I loved this book so much and the chemistry is hot and the town is small… I can’t imagine what could be wrong with that…
This book is wonderfully written and though I was tired, I stayed up and read and read. I wanted to know if Joanie and Nick would give into their desires and she collapse the walls she has built!
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Award-winning author Kim Law wrote her first story, “The Gigantic Talking Raisin,” in elementary school. Although it was never published, it was enough to whet her appetite for a career in writing. First, however, she would try her hand at a few other passions: baton twirling, softball, and music, to name a few. Voted “Bookworm” and “Most Likely to Succeed” in high school, she went on to earn a college degree in mathematics.
Law spent years working as a computer programmer and raising her son, and she now devotes her time and energy to writing romance novels (none of which feature talking raisins).
She is a Romance Writers of America’s RITA® finalist, a past winner of the RWA’s Golden Heart® Award, and currently serves as president for her local RWA chapter. Her books can best be described as a light-hearted mix taking her readers on a sexy, fun, and emotional ride. A native of Kentucky, she now lives with her husband and an assortment of animals in her Middle Tennessee home.
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Book Title: Let Love Shine, Novella
Release Date: January 10, 2014
What comes after “they lived happily ever after?”
Maddy and Reid have seen their fair share of trials and tribulations, of love and loss. Facing down the biggest challenges of their young lives, they managed to survive and endure. With the future stretching out before them, they must learn to navigate new and unfamiliar paths.
Being new parents, starting new jobs, and continuing college is enough to overwhelm any couple. New challenges come up daily, as do small victories. Watch Maddy and Reid grow stronger together in this “one year later” tale of the everyday stuff that happens in real life.
With a solid foundation of love under their inexperienced feet – and with the help of their family and friends – Maddy and Reid learn how to let love shine, lighting the way for a beautiful future to come.
Yet, here we are a year later and we couldn’t be happier to have Braden’s first birthday party tomorrow with our friends and family. Between prepping for the party, me working overtime, and Maddy finishing up her last summer course, we’ve barely been able to stay awake past eight every night.
But watching them dance and laugh in front of me makes it all worth it.
I pull them both into my arms and just hold them for a quick second before Braden starts shimmying out of Maddy’s arms. He’s caught sight of his Lightning McQueen racecar on the floor and is reaching for it. Handing him his car, Maddy puts him in his bouncy seat. I should be warmed by the sight of my wife taking care of our son, talking baby talk to him and kissing him sweetly. But all I can see is her ass right now. Yep, I want her.
“Get over here.” I pull her back to me once Braden’s situated and brush her hair out of her eyes. “You look beautiful, you know that?” I trail sweet, soft kisses behind her ear and down her neck.
“Hmmm.” She mumbles and it makes me smile against her skin.
Moving from her neck across to her mouth, I feel her lean into my lips. This is something else of which I’ll never get tired. Her full, luscious lips pressed against mine; the taste of her sweet mouth still drives me crazy.
“Well, hello there.” Pulling away from our kiss, Maddy arches her eyebrows as she presses her hips into my groin. The last motion surprises me more than a little. To say that our sex life has been different in the last year is, well, it’s an understatement to say the least.
“What? I’m not allowed to want my wife.” I grab her ass and push her into my erection a bit more. Our hands roam as the kiss rises in intensity. I fist a handful of her hair and pull her mouth even closer to mine. It’s the hottest kiss we’ve had in a while. Just as her hips start to roll into mine, we’re distracted by a sound, and smell, to which we’ve grown all too accustomed in the last year.
Before I can even move my hands from her body, Maddy’s pinching her nose closed. “Not it!” She calls out and laughs.
“Damn, you’re getting quick!” It’s kind of been our thing to decide who gets to change him. I scowl playfully at her and she just laughs at me.
“Dude, you’re killing my game.” Braden smiles as I hold him out in front of me. “Holy crap! What the hell did you feed this kid today?” Seriously, he’s lethal.
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I’ve always been an avid reader. Majoring in English Literature was a no brainer. Becoming a teacher and instilling my love for reading into my students was also a no brainer. I’ve spent the last ten years teaching and I’ve loved (mostly) every minute of it. When I was home on maternity leave for my third son, I discovered a new genre that sparked my creativity. My passion for writing sprang from my love of reading and once I knew I had a story to tell, I couldn’t wait to get it out there. I only hope that my readers enjoy reading my story as much as I enjoyed writing it.
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Expected publication: December 15, 2013
“Never stay, Lacey. Promise me. Promise right now, that whenever things go bad in life, you will run. Never, ever stay.”
Lacey Monroe was used to running. When things got bad, when things got dangerous, when there was a chance that she would get hurt – physically or emotionally – she did what her momma said. She ran. She kept running, until she landed in Salt Rock, Alabama. She meets Roam Cooper, the Vice President of the Mayhem Motorcycle Club and for the first time in her life, Lacey considers staying…and then, right before her eyes, her world falls apart. And she runs again.
“No more runnin’, Lacey. ‘Bout time you started fighting to stay.” – Roam.
**This is a stand-alone, full length novel with a happy ever after**
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ABOUT KASEY MILLSTEAD
Kasey Millstead lives a quiet life in country New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and their four young children. She enjoys baking, singing (ridiculously out of tune) & spending time with friends and family. Kasey has always harboured a deep love for reading and writing, and she is now lucky enough to be living her dream of being an Author.
Not everyone will grieve in this order, nor will everyone go through every stage. It’s during the stage of denial when Alex Hart meets Andrew Foster. He takes her one-step closer to acceptance: the stage when new, meaningful relationships are formed. The stage when the realization occurs that this is now the new state of normal.
Just when Alex thinks she is on her way to healing, she enters the bargaining phase. That’s the phase where you wonder what you could have done differently. You wonder “what if?” Specifically, what if the ones you loved hadn’t left you?
Leaving…this is what makes heading off to war so difficult and frightening for Alex. She knows all too well what it’s like to be the one on the losing end of life, which is why she’s made it her personal mission in life to save as many lives as possible. The extreme high she gets from treating trauma victims turns into Alex’s own form of therapy, or so she thinks.
A NOTE FROM AUTHOR J.B. MCGEE:
J.B. McGee was born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina. After graduating from South Aiken High School, she toured Europe as a member of the 1999 International Bands of America Tour, playing the clarinet. While attending Converse College, an all-girls school in Spartanburg, South Carolina, she visited Charleston often. It quickly became one of her favorite vacation spots. She met her husband, Chad, during Christmas break her freshman year, and they married in 2001 and she moved back to her home town.
In 2005, the couple welcomed their first son, Noah. J.B. finished her Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of South Carolina-Aiken in 2006. During her time studying children’s literature, a professor had encouraged her to become a writer.
In 2007, she welcomed their second child, Jonah, and she became a stay at home mom/entrepreneur. In 2009, the found out their two children and J.B. have Mitochondrial Disease. In 2011, a diagnosis also was given to Chad. Please take a moment and learn more about Mitochondrial Disease. Awareness is key to this disease that has no cure or treatments.
J.B. McGee and her family now reside in Buford, Georgia, to be closer to their children’s medical team. After a passion for reading had been re-ignited, J.B. decided to finally give writing a shot. Broken (This Series), is her first book and first series.