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30 April 2017

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Misbehaved
Charleigh Rose

Publication Date: April 30, 2017
Genre: New Adult Romance

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SynopsisRemington Stringer has never been like most girls. She’s outspoken, brazen and wants nothing more than to escape the Nevadan hell hole that she calls home. On the brink of eighteen, with a deceased mother and a well-meaning, yet absent father, she is forced to fend for herself. The only person she’s ever had to depend on is her borderline obsessive stepbrother, Ryan. But, what used to be her anchor is quickly becoming a loose cannon. When Remi gets the opportunity to attend the best private school in the state during her senior year of high school, she jumps at the chance. Then she meets Mr. James. Ornery, aloof, and totally irresistible. Most girls would swoon in secrecy. Most girls would doodle his name with hearts in their notebook.But Remi Stringer has never been like most girls. 

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This story was a lot of things. It was frustrating. It was was hot. It was intense. It was sad and devastating, but above all, it was amazing. I loved where it left us. You really root for our main girl. You hate people on her behalf, and you love people too. The characters are well written, and interesting. You were able to related to, and you find yourself being able to understand every character. I will warn you... something happens that pulls the rug out from beneath your feet. It almost had me in tears, and that's no easy feat. I will ever , and already have been, recommending this book to others. A fantastic teacher/ student romance!
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This book is heart wrenching, and sexy. I fell in love with the characters easily, and although Remington's situation in life is sad and unfortunate, she is strong willed and doesn't let anything keep her down. I felt for Ryan, knowing he got himself into the mess he is in, and hated him at the same time. Mr. James is strong, passionate, and broken. The exchanges between the characters had me feeling a wide range of emotions: happy, sad, angry, and embarrassed to name a few. It's a love story and a tragedy all in one and I loved reading every moment of it.
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28 April 2017

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Katy Regnery is back on Blueberry Lane and the first standalone in the Story Sisters series is NOW LIVE on iBooks, Nook & Kobo! The Bohemian and the Businessman will release on Amazon onto Kindle Unlimited on April 28th!


The Bohemian and the Businessman
Katy Regnery
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Publication Date: April 24, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Priscilla Story, the self-proclaimed “wild child” of the straight-laced Story clan, has always had a knack for getting herself trouble. Except this time, her “growing problem” is going to require a Daddy sooner than later…or she can kiss her inheritance good-bye.Shane Olson, who previously dated Priscilla’s sister, Margaret, isn’t opposed to a marriage of convenience for the sake of furthering his business interests, but Priscilla – with her wild ways – is just about the last woman he’d choose to marry. In order to make the marriage look convincing, they end up having to spend more time together than they’d originally planned. When rolling stone, Priscilla, who lives by the seat of her muu-muu, and seriously-ambitious Shane, who’s had his whole life planned since he was eleven, start falling for each other, it’s going to take a whole lot of compromise for this Bohemian and her Businessman to find their happily ever after.
About Katy Regnery
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013. Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas. Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller. In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States. Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home. 


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27 April 2017

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Erased
Sansa Rayne

Publication Date: April 26, 2017
Genre: Dark Romantic Thriller

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“Resist or obey. Those are my choices.”
Marla
Alone at a bar, recently fired from my job and about to move, no one will notice that I’ve gone missing, and my abductors know it. Smuggled to a secluded facility in the mountains, locked in a cell and stripped of my dignity, they’ve threatened me with a fate worse than death. They aim to break my will. They plan to erase me.My captors are vicious monsters, except for one: the doctor, Gabriel. He urges me to accept their control and spare myself months, or even years, of pain and torment. Yet his merciful demeanor hides a dark, burning secret. Smoldering and mysterious, I’m drawn to him and his talk of submission. He may be my best shot at escape, but I hunger for far more.With Gabriel’s help, the others will pay for what they’ve done to me. They wanted a toy, but they’ve woken a terror...
Gabriel
If I’d known the truth about Halloran Asylum, I would have burned it to the ground long ago. Now I’m an accessory to unspeakable crimes, and no one will ever believe my story. For years I made peace with fate, but after a violent episode pushes me to the edge, I swore never to let them harm anyone else. Now they’ve taken another, and I can’t let it go.I need to make Marla understand her strength and resolve will only cause her greater suffering. At first, training her is just a way of buying time, but her response to my touch, my command, drives me wild. I have to have her, but standing in my way is a horrid truth that could cost me her trust. If that happens, we’ll both be lost, trapped in this place forever.I don’t care. I’ll risk everything for Marla, even if it means letting out the beast within...Publisher’s note: “Erased” is a dark, romantic thriller with erotic content, no cliffhangers, no cheating and a HEA. It contains material some may find disturbing. Reader discretion is advised.
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An Intense Sexual Mind F...! 
This story is dark, and psychological. If you are a person with a sensitivity to triggers, then I would not suggest this story. I do not, so I was able to read this story for what it was.... Absolutely Amazing! The heroine is very easy to relate to, and the situations are super scary. This story is intense, and empowering with a HEA. I was in a state of constant suspense the entire time. All emotions felt by the characters, are projected onto the myself, the reader. My manicure is officially ruined, after not being able to put down this absolute nail biter. I would suggest this tale to all my fellow darklings, and lovers of dark and intense stories.
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Excerpt His threat wraps around my spine like ice freezing over a lake. I’m not afraid of Gabriel, but I am genuinely concerned about what he has in mind. Something different. That could mean anything, and all of the horrors I’ve imagined are no longer adequately ominous. “What are you going to do?” I feel his hands massaging my shoulders and lean my head back into his chest. I shouldn’t, but fatigue claws at me and his touch brings a relief I hadn’t expected. “I’m giving you some alone time.” Moaning as he works my aching muscles, I mutter, “That’s it?” He chuckles. “Excuse me. What I meant was, you’re going to do some time in solitary confinement.” “Oh.” I hold back a laugh.I think I can handle being alone for a while. Better than being with any of you.Does Gabriel really think that scares me? I’d heard stories about the cruelty of solitary, but compared to what I’ve already experienced, how could it be worse?Maybe they’re afraid of me. I allow myself the fantasy of being feared by these men; after what I did to Roy, why not? He may have been an idiot to uncuff me, but they don’t know how far I’ll go. Apparently, I don’t either. Gabriel ends the massage abruptly when Miller returns. He carries a thick, white coat of some kind. Oh god. It’s a straightjacket. I’ve only ever seen them on television and in movies. They’re a lot scarier in person, an incomprehensible mess of zippers and straps and slots and locks. This one looks custom made: tighter and not designed for comfort. My strength sapped, I fall the second Gabriel releases the cuffs holding my wrists. Miller catches me and quickly closes his arms around my chest in a bear hug, not that I could have broken free if I’d wanted to. My body aches as the punishment it endured flares up from the contact. Limp as a rag doll, I don’t fight as they work together to fit me into the jacket. I wish I could say I am” “lulling them into a false sense of security, but I am spent. I maintain the vitriol in my glare but don’t fight. Securing the jacket takes far longer than I could have imagined, with each pull drawing it tighter around my torso. My arms are woven across my chest, locked in tight sleeves that offer no give. A thick strap is threaded between my legs, and I try to pretend I hate the way it feels. Clutching my tenderness with an unbreakable hold, I want to squirm and experiment with its touch, but not while anyone watches.But what if that’s all the time? I know the boss, the voice on the intercom, sees everything. Is he the only one? What about Vaughn? “How does that feel?” Gabriel asks when they finish with the jacket. “Screw you.” Miller laughs. “I’ll be around a few times a day to feed you, but no more,” explains Gabriel. “We will not speak. You will eat and then I will leave. You will feel like you’re losing your mind. You are free to scream and cry.” “Never,” I spit. “We’ll see.” Gabriel ushers Miller out and turns back to me before locking me in the cell. “Welcome to the Halloran Asylum, Marla.”
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TAKEN
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Publication Date: April 18, 2017
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, Romance

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SYNOPSISLove is blind… Especially when you’ve been abducted. Caught in the dredges of life, Elise had come to the grudging conclusion that mediocrity was all she’d ever have. Until a routine shopping trip turns into a deadly affair. Taken. Two men, one a brute and the other an enigma. A cabin in the woods. One dangerous agenda. Blindfolded and held captive, Elise’s mundane existence just got a whole lot more interesting. Thrust into the unknown, held prisoner by a man with rough hands and a gentle voice, she’s faced with her own demise while struggling against a growing desire for the unacceptable—her captor. Will Elise make out with her life—and heart—intact?

EXCERPTWhat kind of person became attracted to their kidnapper? It was too early for her to claim Stockholm Syndrome, so that just left insanity. Or the sex drought. She hadn’t had a close encounter of the penis variety in far too long to be healthy. Well, she wasn’t about to start with his!A door creaked open, and Elise felt the air change as they stepped into another room, the musty smell of dirt and dust thicker than in the rest of the place. Spinning her around, Manhandler gave her a gentle push, and Elise plunked down onto the edge of the bed, its springs screaming in protest as she bounced and fought against rolling backward into the center of the mattress.“This thing must be ancient,” she commented without thought.“I’d say seventies, at least.”“Seventy years?” Elise screeched in disbelief. She almost leaped clear off again, considering what manner of filth it must harbor.“That’s not much better.”“Suck it up, buttercup.”And so she would. Elise glared behind her blindfold at him, hoping he could at least feel her indignation and resentment. Except she hardly felt it herself, so he probably couldn’t either. Drat. She was a piss poor hostage. Where was her fire? Her raging sense of self-preservation? That snappy attitude all the fictional heroines in her plethora of romance novels had?Left all that back in Neverland, she thought to herself. A self-deprecating smile began to form. Elise had never been much of a fighter. Just a sad and lonely girl living in a lonely world. Blah, blah, blah. Guess I’ll go eat worms.“Whatever you’re planning, don’t,” Manhandler said in a calm manner that belied the threat inherent in his statement.Elise wiped the smile off her face instantly. “I’m not planning anything.”“Right.” He didn’t sound convinced. “Let’s keep it that way, shall we?” His hand smacked her thigh, startling her. “Lie down. Get some sleep.”Elise eased herself down onto her side, grimacing as she thought of all the critters that were probably living among the blankets and within the mattress. God, was the pillow even safe to touch? “Where will you be?”She heard Manhandler move around to the opposite side of the bed, and when he sat down, her body rolled to meet him in the middle. “Right here, buttercup.”Elise gasped, scrambling for the edge of the bed—as far from him as possible without defying his orders.“What,” he said with a laugh. “Did you really think I was going to leave you alone in here, so you could get up to mischief? Not hardly.”That wasn’t exactly what she’d been thinking, but Elise would have done some snooping around, maybe searched for an exit. Not that she expected either man to leave her in any position to get them into trouble. They seemed to be one step ahead at every turn. Turns that were few and far between.Elise froze in place as he settled in behind her. Releasing a little groan of approval, he shocked her to hell and back when he grabbed her around the middle and hauled her back up against his chest. Breath puffing against the back of her neck, Manhandler said in a sleepy voice, “This is for your protection as much as it is mine. Don’t get any ideas, just sleep, and we’ll get along just fine. Deal?”What could she possibly say? No deal? He had her right where he wanted her, leaving Elise no choice but to play the hand she was being dealt. Unable to make her voice work, Elise simply jerked her head in affirmation.“Glad you agree, buttercup.” Within a matter of seconds, he was out cold, his arm a vice holding her in place. And Elise? Well, she wasn’t going to sleep anytime soon.“Seventies as in what decade it’s from,” Manhandler clarified.



J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry. Living in the Northwest, she has three amazing children and far too many pets. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors. Sign up for J.C.’s newsletter and never miss a thing!


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Say You’ll Be Mine
Maria Luis 


Publication Date: April 27, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance 

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BlurbFalling in love with your ex should never feel this good ...
Twelve years, three cities, and too many pairs of stilettos later, Shaelyn Lawrence is back in the one place she vowed never to return: New Orleans.Thankfully, her hometown stint is temporary. Better yet, she has a plan guaranteed to get her out ASAP:
Return her aging-but-still-crazy grandmother back to health;
Help her cousin with her boutique;
Evade Brady Taylor, her high school sweetheart, a.k.a the reason she fled Louisiana in the first place.
Brady isn't even a footnote ... until one unexpected run-in with him changes everything. She shouldn't be tempted by his drawl, she shouldn't be tempted by the promise of his kiss, she shouldn't want him. But she does. Oh, boy, this was so not the plan. - - Twelve years, one city, and too many issued traffic tickets later, Homicide Detective Brady Taylor is all geared up for being promoted to sergeant within the New Orleans Police Department. Or, he would be -- if he wasn't sitting in third place. Thankfully, he's cut out every possible distraction:
Hanging out with his buddies;
Women;
And, God help him, football.
His life should be distraction-free . . . but then Shaelyn Lawrence waltzes back into it, with her sexy red lips, curvy body, and her f***-me heels. Brady should run in the opposite direction. He definitely shouldn't spend time pursuing her, kissing her, or landing her in his bed. But he does. Shaelyn may have left once, but Brady is determined to prove that Shaelyn belongs in New Orleans. She belongs with him.
**For fans of Jill Shalvis and Lauren Layne, Maria Luis' new sexy contemporary romance will leave you laughing and desperate for more! SAY YOU'LL BE MINE is the first full-length novel in the NOLA Heart series, but can be read as a standalone.**


Maria Luis is the author of the contemporary romance NOLA Heart series, though she may or may not have (read: she does) a few completed historical romances hiding in the cobwebs of the interwebs (read: her Google doc drive).
When she’s not writing about strong men and the sassy women who sweep them off their feet, Maria is a historian/content marketing buff with a specialization on medieval England and 19th century New Orleans. What do the two eras have in common, you ask? Not much, except for disease, scandalous activities and crime–Maria’s favorite topics.
Maria currently lives in New Orleans with her better half, where she can generally be found hiking with her two dogs, Zeus and Athena, kayaking in Louisiana’s intercoastal or curled up on the couch with a good book.
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When she’s not writing about strong men and the sassy women who sweep them off their feet, Maria is a historian/content marketing buff with a specialization on medieval England and 19th century New Orleans. What do the two eras have in common, you ask? Not much, except for disease, scandalous activities and crime–Maria’s favorite topics.
Maria currently lives in New Orleans with her better half, where she can generally be found hiking with her two dogs, Zeus and Athena, kayaking in Louisiana’s intercoastal or curled up on the couch with a good book.
She is a member of Romance Writers of America, a RWA PRO Member, as well as an active book reviewer on NetGalley.



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Alpha Squad: Boot Camp
Lorelei Moone 
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Publication Date: March 21, 2017
Genres:Paranormal, Romance, Shifters


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BlurbIt has only been a few months since humanity has found out about the shifters that live in their midst. When the New Alliance leadership asks Eric King to join Alpha Squad, a joint taskforce supposed to promote cooperation between the shifters and human authorities, his loyalty to the cause doesn’t give him any choice but to agree. But is the squad actually supposed to be relevant, or is it just an eyewash, set up by the new Secretary for Shifter Affairs to make himself look good? And how is he going to concentrate on his training, when his inner bear is insisting that the squad leader is his true mate?Major Janine Williams is not at all pleased when she is ordered to set up Alpha Squad. The initiative is just a gimmick, meant to pacify the shifter community, plus none of her male colleagues had wanted the job. But when she starts getting to know her team, especially tough East London bear shifter, Eric, she starts to wonder if perhaps it will be possible to make this task force a success, so long as everyone works together. And so long as she can manage to keep her relationship with Eric strictly professional. 
 Excerpt"Come in," Janine answered the knock on her door.
Individual assessments were an essential part of training, but she was dreading one in particular this time. Eric King.
Of course it was him who had decided to come in first. She held her breath as she observed him enter her office. His movements were much more stealthy and refined than she would expect from someone of his stature. Was it deliberate?
Either way, hopefully, she could get this conversation out of the way quickly, so that she could move on to the easier subjects.
"Take a seat," she offered.
Cadet King—she'd tried to force herself to think of him in those terms, even if it seemed wholly inappropriate—sat down. He made the substantial wood and leather chair in front of her desk look small underneath him.
Her heartbeat sped up against her will.
His eyes were fixed on her face as he folded his hands and waited for further instructions. Despite Callahan's observations as well as her own concerns, he had been quite comfortable taking orders all morning. Was it just an act?
"I have a few questions for you, and it's best if you are completely honest." Janine shuffled a few of the papers on her desk, pretending to look for the checklist she had prepared earlier. In reality, she was just trying to avoid eye contact.
"Of course, Ma'am."
His voice still affected her, perhaps even more so than the first time they'd spoken. He was so near and yet so unattainable. She could not wait for this torture to be over.
She glanced up into his eyes and immediately focused on the questionnaire again.
"Why are you here?" she started, folding her hands to resist the urge to fidget with the paperwork again.
"You called all of us in," Cadet King—Eric—answered.
Janine shook her head. Don't make this any more difficult than it has to be! "I mean generally. Why join Alpha Squad?"
He paused, stealing a glance downward, presumably at her lips. Her heart skipped a few beats, but she did her best to maintain the same steely expression.
You're mine, a voice said in her head. Was it a voice, though? It sounded more like a low growl. Janine readjusted one hand on top of the other and continued to stare straight at the bear of a man in front of her. Now she was truly losing it.
"As you will have read in my file, I've been involved in the New Alliance. I just want to make a difference, Ma'am."
And what a difference you've made already, Janine thought.
I'm here to claim you, the same voice in her head seemed to say. The hairs on her arms stood upright, tempting her to scratch herself, but she managed to resist the urge. Janine's eye twitched involuntarily. What was that voice?
"In your own words: what is the purpose of Alpha Squad? The mission statement, if you will…"
Eric continued to look at her directly, his expression as calm as could be.
"To aid the traditional law enforcement agencies in any shifter related matters."
Janine nodded and made a quick note in his file. "Let's drill down, shall we? In concrete terms, what are we here for?""For example, shifter on shifter or shifter on human crime. We could more effectively investigate the shifters in question. We would be a bridge between the shifter community and the human government."
Janine scribbled his response onto a further sheet of paper, rushing so much the end result was hardly legible. Still, if her previous interactions with this man were any indication, she wouldn't need the notes to recall his answers word for word. This conversation would get re-played and analyzed over and over during those moments when she lay in bed at night with sleep still eluding her.
Whether she liked it or not.
"Very good. So would you say you are here because you believe Alpha Squad will continue to let you make a difference?" As soon as Janine finished her question, she listened for his response, as well as any more comments from that weird imaginary voice she'd heard before.
"Yes. Absolutely." That was it. The other voice remained silent.
Janine glanced up at him briefly again. He sounded firm and determined, but there was something in his eyes that suggested that he was either hiding something or not completely convinced of his own answer.
Fair enough, neither was she. He talked the talk, though, and that was all that mattered for now.
She asked him a few more routine questions about his background, how he grew up, his skill set, and what he thought his strengths and weaknesses were, and that concluded the assessment. The mysterious voice seemed to have gone away by itself.
Her phone rang with impeccable timing.
"That's all, then. Excuse me," she said, gesturing at the phone.
Eric, no, Cadet King, nodded and started to get up while she lifted the receiver to her ear.
"Ma'am, the Secretary of Shifter Affairs is on the line for you. He wants an update on the Squad," Callahan explained.
"No problem. Put him through."
Janine watched as Eric left. That had gone pretty well, hadn't it? She hoped she'd been able to disguise her discomfort well throughout his assessment.
Meanwhile, a voice she'd previously only heard in the media answered the other line. "Major Williams? This is Oliver Teese. You are the officer in charge of Alpha Squad, am I correct?"
"Secretary Teese, this is unexpected! Yes, Sir, I am. Training has only just begun, though…”
"No matter, I was hoping to receive regular updates from you throughout training anyway. This initiative is important to me, so I expect to be kept in the loop."
Bloody brilliant. If Oliver Teese had his way, she would end up reporting on Alpha Squad's failures to General Stone while telling Teese stories about how she was doing the best she could. What could possibly go wrong?

"Anything I can do to help, Sir."
"Wonderful. Why don't you tell me about your initial impressions of the recruits," Oliver Teese said.
Janine rested her head in her hand. This was not how she liked to conduct her training. At least military men like Stone had a solid understanding of the unwritten rules and boundaries.
"As I said, it's still early days. We have a lot of work to do just for assessment purposes. I would be more able to report on the trainees' performance at the end of the first phase of boot camp," she explained.
Oliver Teese sighed at the other end. He was obviously not pleased with her answer.
"I don't need to remind you that you report to me now, do I? Alpha Squad was my project, and I intend to know what is going on with it."
Janine rolled her eyes. His project. "I understand, Sir. It's just that I have not even had the chance to individually assess each of the cadets yet. Reporting on their performance would be really premature."
"Fine. But I do hope I can count on you to check in as soon as you have something to of note to tell me, yes?" Teese insisted.
Janine ran her hand over her smoothly tied back hair. "Of course, Sir."
"All right then. I'll be waiting for your call." With that, Teese cut the connection.
At that very second, there was another knock on the door.
"Blackwood here. May I come in?" a voice asked.
"Just a moment," Janine responded, as she dialed Callahan's extension.
"Yes, Major?" the private answered.
"Could you get me a glass of water, please?" Janine put the phone down again and located Blackwood's grade sheet on her desk.
Between resisting her attraction to Eric and warding off intrusive questions from politicians, Alpha Squad was turning into an even bigger headache than foreseen. Not to mention that weird voice she'd heard.
And this was only day one.
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A new time has arrived, shifters are no longer hiding. But with "new" developments come new problems. Shifters invoke fear in humans and politicians are voicing their opinions. Out of fear and an attempt to bridge relationships between shifters and humans, Alpha Squad was created.
A group meant to "police" and be present, if they can pass the test.
One woman in charge.
One undeniable attraction.
A directive from her superior.
A link that defies the odds.
Two choices and one undeniable outcome...or is it?!
Alpha Squad is a shifter/military romance. I was intrigued by the storyline but to be honest felt let down. I had a hard time connecting with the narrator and it seemed to throw off my entire experience
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Lorelei Mooneis an up-and-coming author of paranormal romance based in London. A lover of all things sweet, and caffeinated, when she’s not writing about sexy bear shifters and their strong-willed curvaceous love interests, Lorelei can be found baking cookies or cakes for her family.


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26 April 2017

Good Day, My Little Pretties!
Today we are here with LB Russell while she tells us the answers to her twenty Questions! She had a book drop earlier in the year, so if you haven't already picked it up...you totally should!!
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Are you a morning person, or a night person?
Definitely not a morning person lol in fact waking me up before I am supposed to is a really bad idea, just ask my family.
What is your favorite 90’s throwback jam?
The Sign by Ace Of Base is my favorite throwback jam. I remember stealing the cd from my older brother and it taking a month for him to notice it was missing.
Who is the first person you call when you are having a bad day?
Cheese alert lol when I am having a bad day I call my husband. He never fails to put a smile on my face while making me laugh.
What do you put on your pizza?
Pizza is good with almost anything. I say almost because mushrooms, pineapple and anchovies do not belong on pizza. Ever
What are three things that you always keep handy at all times?
I always have my phone, iPad and some type of snack. I’m not joking about the snack, I get hangry easily so if you checked my purse you will always find some type of snack in there.
What is the wallpaper on your cellphone?
I have a generic phone background, I really should personalize it more
What is your biggest baddest guilty pleasure?
My biggest guilty pleasure would have to be a really good tv. Not reality shows more like twisty dramas like How To Get Away With Murder or Designated Survivor. Something that can throw a curveball at the last minute.
What is your favorite season or holiday?
Fall is probably my favorite season. A lot of good things happen in the fall. My birthday and my son’s birthday plus it’s really the start of the holiday season.
What kind of drunk person do you turn into when you drink?
 I’m a happy but sleepy drunk.
Who would win in a fight: Batman or Spiderman?
I feel like Spiderman would eventually beat Batman but not easily.
Do you ever hide secrets in your books that only a few people would find?
 I have put a few hidden gems in that only a select few people would get. I know in Love’s Wicked Ways there are a few.
Do you believe in Ghosts? Aliens? Big Foot?
I do believe in ghosts, as for aliens it would be very foolish of me to assume Earth is the only planet in the universe with life. Bigfoot now that is a funny thing because my husband swears they are real, so I tease him a good bit about it. However I don’t really know if I believe or not.
What is your most favorite time in History?
 I love the 1920’s! Everything about that era in history is fascinating to me, from the fashion to what was going on at the time.
What are three things that you would put on your Bucket List?
Three things I have on my bucket list are visit Ireland, surf in Hawaii and be a contestant on Family Feud.
What is the most attractive, and the first thing you notice, about the opposite sex?
I usually notice the eyes first before I check out the forearms. I know it’s weird but forearms can be sexy.
If you could be any color in the big box of crayons, which one would you be?
Purple, I would be purple simply because it is the best color.
Why did you choose to write for the genre that you do?
I don’t remember choosing my genre. Romance really just choose me, I was an avid reader in the genre for years before I tried my hand at writing.
What is one thing that most people do not know about you?
I’m a pretty open book but I guess not a lot of people would know I’m actually a quiet person. Sure I can be loud and outgoing in social situations but I also love to just retreat and be by myself for a bit.
Who is your favorite author, and/or what is your favorite book?
 I have so many favorite authors it isn’t funny off the top of my head though Nora Roberts, Lani Lynn Vale, Anne Malcom, Harper Sloan, Kaydee Mavericks, Ahren Sanders… I better stop there because to be honest I can spend all day here naming names.

Would You Rather…

Know the history of everything you touch, or be able to speak to animals?
 I would love to be able to speak to animals. That would probably be my favorite thing ever. I would love to know what my cat is thinking when he looks at me sometimes. Lol

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Love’s Wicked Ways
Cherie Marie & LB Russell

Publication Date: February 27, 2017
Genre: Romantic Suspense

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Blurb 
We’ve been best friends for a long time. Always my protector, it only made sense that we’d end up partners at the Oceanside Police Department. Now, with a killer on the loose, possibly targeting me, emotions are high and feelings are surfacing that I’ve never felt before.
Since the day I met her, quivering and scared under the jungle gym, I knew she would be a substantial part of my life. The years passed and I felt myself falling. With Skye seemingly the target of some sick fucks obsession, I will do whatever it takes to keep her safe. But first, she needs to know how I really feel about her.
A killer is on the loose, Skye and my sisters’ lives are on the line.

Friendship. Love. A Secret Obsession. Murder.

If it came down to choosing between the people you love, could you make the choice?


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