Thursday, December 12, 2019

Landing the Lawman by Kadie Scott (Hills of Texas, #5)

Landing the Lawman
by Kadie Scott

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Hills of Texas - Book 5
Publisher: Tule Publishing (January 14, 2020)
Publication Date: January 14, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

He thought he was in control until she snuck into his heart...

Carter Hill walked away from a perfectly fine life and relationship…all for a career she's chased since she was fourteen. Years and a PhD later, she loves her job as a water rights consultant. At the same time, now that all her brothers are happily married, she’s lonely and wanting more. But the only man in her life is Logan – super serious, no sense of humor, and friend-zoned. Or is he? Perhaps a sexy, no-strings affair with a man more driven than she is could help her move on.

Logan Cartez doesn't date, do relationships, or worry about commitment. He's married to his job – making sure what destroyed his family ranch and their legacy doesn't happen to others. When Carter propositions him, what began as a passionate and unforgettable night soon develops into more. Logan finds himself doing things he swore he never would, and the feisty, brilliant, blue-eyed rancher’s daughter has him thinking about so much more than work.
Landing the Lawman by Kadie Scott (Hills of Texas, #5)

Landing the Lawman (Hills of Texas, #5)Carter Hill had to choose between the man she loved, ranching lie or following her dreams, her PhD and her job where she knew she could make a difference. She could only hope that love would find her again now that her brothers have all married, but until then, she would work hard as a water rights consultant, fighting alongside the lawyers who advocate for those taken advantage of.

Logan Cartez, too serious, an all-business and no play attorney is on a mission to ensure that ranchers like his family are not destroyed when their rights to the lifeblood of ranching are stomped on. Now working with Carter, he finds himself attracted to a woman firmly in his off-limits zone, a colleague, who is not only beautiful, but intelligent and as passionate about her work as he is.

Can Carter awaken the playful side of Logan and perhaps open the vault to his heart? Maybe they could find a no-strings attached adult relationship to while away their free time on their latest case?

Kadie Scott’s LANDING THE LAWMAN is hot enough to make water boil as one woman does her sexy best to break down the walls of indifference in a man who has so much passion to share. Humor, heart and heat, more heat and a twisted water rights battle, yep, that IS steam coming off my Kindle!

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Kadie Scott! This is my honest and voluntary review.


His Reason to Stay by Jennifer Hoopes Blog Tour & #Giveaway


Title: His Reason To Stay

Author: Jennifer Hoopes

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About His Reason to Stay:

Award-winning wildlife photographer, Elijah Ellis, has come back home due to the tragic accident that killed members of both his and his best friend Tabitha Brodie’s family. Despite their grief, Eli hopes that he and Tabby can pick up their familiar friendship. He’s never forgotten the way Tabby makes him feel—full of hope and a sense of home—but she seems determined to keep him at arm’s length.   Tabby has always loved Eli. He’s everything she wants in a man. But he left Gatlinburg to make a name for himself outside of his famous family. Even though there’s no one better to help her through this time, she refuses to be an anchor to a life he never wanted. Not to mention Tabby’s hiding a secret that will change all of their lives.   As Eli and Tabby spend more time together, he’s determined to show her they could be perfect together. Too bad she’s spent years building her walls against him...

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Fate was being exceptionally bitter today as footsteps sounded on the worn boards. Heavy footsteps. She pushed off the floor, the damp cloth sliding off and landing with a thwack, just as her unwanted visitor came into view. Oh, fate was just being a downright witch this morning. “I knew I’d find you here.” He grinned. “It’s been far too long, Tabby.” Elijah Ellis strode across the small space and enveloped her in a warm embrace. The heat of his body surrounded her and brought up memories she needed to drown. His scruff tickled her cheek as she forced herself to return the hug as a friend would. Pushed those passionate memories back down. Forced herself to toe the friend line even though their bodies had been more intimately acquainted one glorious—on constant replay—night. She knew he’d return at some point. He’d missed the funeral, not surprising since no one in either her or his family had known exactly where he was, besides somewhere in Bolivia trying to photograph some elusive cat. But she was surprised at how long it had taken him to come home. Thankful, but surprised. Eli stepped back, and Tabby indulged for one moment. Catalogued his jet black hair brushing his shoulders, his brown eyes sucking her in with their charismatic twinkle. His swimmer’s body, firm and solid. And for a moment she needed to confide in him. Tell him her most treasured secret. A gift left behind. One no one else knew. One he could help her bear. Increasing the distance between them, she forced the crazy notion back into a deep hole where the fantasy of her and Eli resided. Giving him any reason to feel protective of her or, rather, more protective than he normally felt was the wrong move. For all of them. “It’s good to see you. You’ve been missed.” I’ve missed you. Eli cocked his head to the side. “Are you okay?” She waved his concern away. “As well as can be expected.” He moved closer. “Tabby?” And the floodgates opened. “I lost my sister, Eli. My sister and my father and brother-in-law in one fell swoop. No one’s okay.” Steel arms folded around her, his chest shouldering the wracking sobs. No one had seen her cry like this. She’d held it together for almost a month. Not only for her stepmother and stepsiblings, but for the life inside her. But God, it felt good. Safe to be unburdening it to the one person who understood not just the loss but the repercussions.  

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Contemporary romance author, Jennifer Hoopes, lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband, and two daughters. Add two cats and a dog and the fur flies sometimes. Stories have been in her head for as long as she recognized every person had one and figuring out how two people meet and fall in love makes for a rewarding dream job. When not writing she wears the many mom hats of PTO, dance, and music, all while driving a mean, mom-taxi. She loves caramel and roller coasters, plays a solo version of Carpool Karaoke, and cannot live without coffee and Jane Austen adaptations.
 

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Tales of Sand and Stars by Juliet Vane

Tales of Sand and Stars
by Juliet Vane

My rating: 5 stars

Publication Date: January 7, 2020
Publisher: Juliet Vane
Genre: YA Fantasy
Print Length: 350 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Let me tell you, dear ones, a tale of sand and stars.

The Kingdom of Sand found Nima wandering in the desert as a young girl.

Now seventeen, Nima is the storyteller for her adoptive kingdom, weaving tales for their entertainment while yearning to learn the truth of her past.

When the king from the nearby Kingdom of Stars demands that Nima be brought to him, she has no choice but to go with the warriors. The palace is dark and stifling, and the king's rule is tyrannous. Nima immediately begins plotting her escape, even though it means traveling back through a desert full of windhaunts—memory-stealing spirits that roam the dunes.

As Nima grows closer to one of the king's sons, though, danger from the windhaunts and palace secrets threaten her at every turn. She must use her stories to discover—and create—the truths of her past and the shared history of the kingdoms in order to preserve her freedom, save her people from the windhaunts, and reunite the Kingdoms of Sand and Stars.
Tales of Sand and Stars by Juliet Vane

Tales of Sand and StarsSome books just leave you stunned that it is over, struggling to return to the “real” world. Juliet Vane’s TALES OF SAND AND STARS is one of those books! Written for young adults, there is enough depth and dimension that all readers will get lost in this fascinating tale.

Nima was a foundling, brought into the Kingdom of Sand and raised as one of them. Her designation was Storyteller and for years, she has woven tales to enthrall the people. Gratifying and fulfilling as it was, she still longed to know who she really was, who were her people and why would her family desert the four-year-old child? And then there are the Windhaunts, soul-sucking demons who would steal one’s memories, leaving only a husk of dust.

When the ruler of the visiting merchants from the Kingdom of Stars demands that Nima come to him, she discovers she may have found her people, but are they what she had hoped for or would she find lies, deceit and danger? Do they know who she is? What secrets are being hidden from her?

One boy will steal her heart, but can he be trusted? When the Windhaunts threaten both kingdoms, Nima must do what she can to save them all. Even as she learns the dark truths of both her past and that of both lands.

I was completely enthralled by this tale and the ability of Juliet Vane to create a strong story with brilliant characters! In a world where YA fantasy can be found easily, TALES OF SAND AND STARS is a true hidden gem and I loved it!

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Juliet Vane! This is my honest and voluntary review.


The Rest of the Dreams by Benyakir B. Horowitz

The Rest of the Dreams
by Benyakir B. Horowitz

My rating: 4 stars

Publisher: The St. Bridged Vineyard Press (December 6, 2018)
Publication Date: December 6, 2018
Genre: Fiction
Print Length: 299 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

John Albuquerque is in a coma, or that's what people tell him. He had finished high school and was ready to move forward with his life. He hadn't planned out what came next, but he was supposed to have time to be young and stupid. All he can do now is piece himself back together from visions of cosmological abandonment and vague scenes from his life before waking up. But that was the easy part. Under the doctor's guidance, he has to restart his atrophied body and learn how to do everything again, from breathing without a respirator to sitting up straight and walking. He's supposed to obey all of their commands, but why should he when he can't even trust his own brain? Inspired by personal experience, The Rest of the Dreams is the latest book from Benyakir B. Horowitz that is sure to provoke questions about the fallibility of the human mind.

The Rest of the Dreams by Benyakir B. Horowitz

The Rest of the DreamsMental and emotional chaos became a way of life for John as he lay in what they called a coma. Flashes and flares of what he saw as his life, some may have been real, but each was fragmented and unfocussed, a kaleidoscope of time a collage of events.

Unable to move, realizing he was restrained, he seemed to surface occasionally, just below consciousness. Where was he, what was really happening? Benyakir B. Horowitz’s THE REST OF THE DREAMS tells of one man’s mental journey through the maze of life, like a never ending dream, or perhaps nightmare. Would the nightmare be over when he awoke or would he find himself still caught up in his mental web? Could he trust his caregivers? Could he trust his body that had laid so still for so long?

A curious, yet fascinating tale of a man trapped in his mind, unable to reach out to the world around him, the confusion of waking up and discovering his life wasn’t necessarily his own anymore. Atrophied muscles, unused digestive system and an unbalanced chemistry, what else could this teen have to deal with?

Jump into the chaos of John’s thought patterns and wonder, is this what it’s like in a coma? Is this what the aftermath of awakening is like? Thought-provoking and unique, this one is not a book to relax into...but certainly worth the time to read!


The Darkest Assassin by Gena Showalter Blog Tour

We are beyond excited to be sharing this release from Gena Showalter with you today by participating in the blog tour! THE DARKEST ASSASSIN is part of her Lords of the Underworld series and it is releasing as part of 1001 Dark Nights. Check out an excerpt and book trailer from the title below. Click here to grab your copy now.

 

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About THE DARKEST ASSASSIN:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gena Showalter comes a new story in her Lords of the Underworld series… Fox is a demon-possessed immortal with many talents. --Ability to open portals—check --Power to kill the most dangerous Sent Ones—check --Scare away any man who might want to date her—mate Now, the keeper of Distrust has been marked for death, a winged assassin with rainbow-colored eyes tracking her every move, determined to avenge the males she accidentally decimated. If only she could control the desire to rip off his clothes… Bjorn is a fierce warrior with many complications. --Tragic, torture-filled past—check --A wife he was forced to wed, who is draining his life force—check --Ever-intensifying desire for the enigmatic Fox—mate Never has he hesitated to exterminate an evil being. Until now. The sharp-tongued female with a shockingly vulnerable heart tempts him in ways no one else ever has, threatening his iron control. But, as Fate itself seems to conspire against the unlikely pair, both old and new enemies emerge. And Fox and Bjorn must fight to survive. And learn to love… **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**  
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REVIEW QUOTES FOR KRISTEN'S NOVELS:

“I love this world…this is Gena Showalter at her best!”—J.R. Ward, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“The Gods of War series is my new obsession.”—Christine Feehan, #1 New York Timesbestselling author
"One of the premier authors of paranormal romance. Gena Showalter delivers an utterly spellbinding story!"-Kresley Cole, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Gena Showalter never fails to dazzle."-Jeaniene Frost, New York Times bestselling author
 
 

AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld series, two young adult series–Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles–and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series. In addition to being a National Reader’s Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazine, she’s been mentioned in Orange is the New Black–if you ask her about it, she’ll talk for hours–and her books have been translated in multiple languages. She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at genashowalter.com
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Last to Love by Alexa Whitewolf (Moonlight Rogues #4)

Last to Love
by Alexa Whitewolf

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Moonlight Rogues - Book 4
Publication Date: December 31, 2019
Publisher: Alexa Whitewolf
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Available from: Amazon

He's the last one standing... So they sent the best one to break him.

Lucas

Love is for fools. I left all that wuss shit behind, and no fairy-like, smiling godmother will change my mind. I’ve got enough on my mind with a beta pushing my buttons and a town to keep safe. Never mind these urges inside me surfacing again, when I thought I’d buried them for good.

My wolves are falling in amore like bowling pins, and no amount of reasoning will make them stop.

Now the last one's gone over the moon, and they all expect me to be the last to love.

Only they've got another thing coming.

'Cause the only way I'm falling in love?

Is over my dead body.

Monica

One more job, they said. One tiny thing I have to do, to bring the prodigal son back home in the warm arms of his beloved family. They said it would be easy. They gave me all the tools. But the minute I'm facing Lucas, I know all those plans have just failed. Burned, thrown out the window, type of failed.

Those onyx eyes see right through me, and I fully expect he'll throw me out on my ass. So why is it he's suddenly more interested in getting me in bed, rather than thrown out? And what happens when I fall for it, but it’s too late to stop the events I’ve set into motion?
Last to Love by Alexa Whitewolf
(Moonlight Rogues #4)

Last to Love (Moonlight Rogues, #4)The stronger they are, the harder they fall, but the last person Lucas should be attracted to is Monica, who was sent on a mission to bring him home to the not-so-loving arms of his father. Seriously, he doesn’t even believe in love or the weaknesses he thinks it creates, just look at his pack, all wrapped up in their mates. Lucas needs to be strong for his pack, his town and besides, happily ever afters only happen in fairytales.

Monica was promised, do one more job for her alpha and she could go free, but nothing prepared her for Lucas or the explosive chemistry they created. How could she fulfill her duty without hurting the man she was falling for or shredding her own foolish heart?

Alexa Whitewolf’s LAST ONE TO LOVE is sexy, fiery, filled with turmoil and some pretty nasty daddy issues that come to light in a huge way as Lucas’s true nature surfaces and he is forced to concede that no man or beast is an island. I absolutely loved Monica, she is the complete package, tough yet soft, brilliant, strong and definitely a match for Lucas’s alpha ways.

As always, Alexa Whitewolf includes the whole pack, piles on some clever humor, daring and deadly action and just the right amount of sizzle! I have to say, I didn’t see this one ending quite so perfectly! Highly recommended for those of us who need a good alpha wolf fix!

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Alexa Whitewolf! This is my honest and voluntary review.


The Darkest Assassin by Gena Showalter

The Darkest Assassin
by Gena Showalter

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Lords of the Underworld - Book 14.6
Publication date: December 10, 2019
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Inc
Genre: Dark Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 212 pages
Available from: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Fox is a demon-possessed immortal with many talents.
Ability to open portals—check
Power to kill the most dangerous Sent Ones—check
Scare away any man who might want to date her—mate
Now, the keeper of Distrust has been marked for death, a winged assassin with rainbow-colored eyes tracking her every move, determined to avenge the males she accidentally decimated. If only she could control the desire to rip off his clothes…

Bjorn is a fierce warrior with many complications.
Tragic, torture-filled past—check
A wife he was forced to wed, who is draining his life force—check
Ever-intensifying desire for the enigmatic Fox—mate
Never has he hesitated to exterminate an evil being. Until now. The sharp-tongued female with a shockingly vulnerable heart tempts him in ways no one else ever has, threatening his iron control.

But, as Fate itself seems to conspire against the unlikely pair, both old and new enemies emerge. And Fox and Bjorn must fight to survive.

And learn to love…
The Darkest Assassin (Lords of the Underworld, #14.6)Talk about an enemy to lover tale that sizzles across the pages! Gena Showalter has poured all of her special flavor and talent into another fabulous, hardcore paranormal tale with THE DARKEST ASSASSIN!

Bjorn has been tasked with executing The Executioner. Little did he know, the infamous, demon-possessed Fox would make his blood boil with desire. Between his tortured past, his torturous marriage and his overpowering need to possess Fox, Bjorn is caught in a web of danger unlike any he has ever faced, the danger of losing his heart and possibly his very soul to the woman he must kill.

Fox is no average assassin, she is almost too good at her job, thanks to the demon buried deep within her, she must die in order to kill Distrust. Hard-headed, independent and reluctant to trust, her heart and her libido seem powerless against the stark charms of Bjorn. How can two powerful beings, on opposite sides of the battle be so attracted to one another? How can they learn to trust in each other and to follow their hearts?

Steam, passion and volatility pretty much sum up the push-me, pull-me relationship these two struggle with. Great dialogue, incredible action, intense scenes and overwhelming conflict make this another powerhouse of reading from Gena Showalter!

I received a complimentary ARC edition as part of The Darkest Assassin Blog Tour! This is my honest and voluntary review.



Refraction by Terry Geo Tour & #Giveaway



Title: Refraction
Author: Terry Geo
Genre: Science-Fiction / Fantasy
Most stories start at the beginning; this one begins at the end. At least for Maria. Her sudden death sends shockwaves through her family and pushes her grieving mother to the very brink of insanity. After exhausting every avenue conventional medicine has to offer, Maria’s father, Henry, brings together the world’s greatest minds in the hope of carving out a new path. Months pass, and as Henry watches his beloved Elena slowly drift away, he begins to lose faith. It is only then that a solution presents itself. A discovery so momentous, it saves Elena and reveals the most important scientific and technological breakthrough in modern history.
Silicate is founded; a privately funded facility which delves deeper into the human mind, able to discover answers to questions we are yet to ask. Securing Silicate’s secrets becomes of utmost importance; even after treating hundreds of patients, the public are still unaware of the wonders and terrifying reality Silicate has unearthed . . .
The world you know is only half the story.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in Derbyshire, raised in Yorkshire, resides in London, Terry learned from a young age that he was different from his peers. He preferred the company of girls over boys, didn’t like sports and would write at every opportunity. He was bullied throughout his school life both physically and verbally and had to deal with the cruelty of others from an early age.

Terry Geo wrote and directed his first play at age eleven. At sixteen, he started work in television, writing scripts and becoming the youngest director in the country. Terry applied for a job while taking his final exams and started work in television the week after he finished school. For the first time in his life, he found a world where he could shine and be accepted for who he was. He came out as gay to his parents the following week and never again hid his sexuality from anyone. At seventeen he became the youngest director in the country, producing a light entertainment show for Yorkshire Television. After a short stint in a boyband, Terry went back to writing, editing two national publications. He toured the world as an actor, moved to London and in 2017, wrote and directed a musical for the London stage. A year later, Terry married Ken, the love of his life, in London. After their honeymoon in Thailand, he returned to a book he had started some years before. In January 2019, his cat Megara sadly passed away. This hit Terry hard and in memorial to her, he wrote her into the book he was writing. She is now a part of Terry’s debut published novel, Refraction.
EXCERPT
Terrell groaned. Without opening his eyes, he reached over to silence the irritating buzz of his alarm clock. Searching with his hand, he accidentally knocked over the glass of water which was placed precariously on his bedside table. At the sound of the smash, he bolted out of bed still half-asleep, staring at the shattered remains of the tumbler.
“Terrell? What was that?”
“Nothing, Mum, it was just a glass, I’ll clean it up now . . . Don’t come in — I’m naked!” He scrambled for his boxer shorts as his mother entered the room. “Mum!”
“Stop it! It’s nothing I haven’t seen before. I was just cleaning the bathroom so I can clear this up in no time.” She knelt down and swept the pieces of glass off the floor with a dustpan and brush and mopped up the remaining water with a fresh cloth. “What are you doing up so early? Did you forget it’s Saturday?”
“I forgot to turn my alarm off last night. Believe me, I’ll be going back to bed in a minute.”
“Teenagers! You’ll miss the whole day if you go back to sleep now.” Beth finished cleaning the floor. “There, all done. Just watch your feet in case I’ve missed any bits of glass.”
“Thanks, Mum. Please could you wait next time? I don’t want you seeing me without clothes on.”
“Got it. Next time I hear smashing sounds coming from your room, I’ll just stand behind the door and wait, shall I? Even if I’m wondering if my son is hurt or not? Yes, of course I will, Terrell.” Mrs Prince’s words dripped with sarcasm as she left the room. He knew privacy wouldn’t be awarded to him any time soon.

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The Darkest Assassin by Gena Showalter #Release Day Blitz

We are beyond excited to be sharing this release from Gena Showalter with you today! THE DARKEST ASSASSIN is part of her Lords of the Underworld series and it is releasing as part of 1001 Dark Nights. It just went live today! Check out an excerpt and book trailer from the title below. Click here to grab your copy now.

 

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About THE DARKEST ASSASSIN:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gena Showalter comes a new story in her Lords of the Underworld series… Fox is a demon-possessed immortal with many talents. --Ability to open portals—check --Power to kill the most dangerous Sent Ones—check --Scare away any man who might want to date her—mate Now, the keeper of Distrust has been marked for death, a winged assassin with rainbow-colored eyes tracking her every move, determined to avenge the males she accidentally decimated. If only she could control the desire to rip off his clothes… Bjorn is a fierce warrior with many complications. --Tragic, torture-filled past—check --A wife he was forced to wed, who is draining his life force—check --Ever-intensifying desire for the enigmatic Fox—mate Never has he hesitated to exterminate an evil being. Until now. The sharp-tongued female with a shockingly vulnerable heart tempts him in ways no one else ever has, threatening his iron control. But, as Fate itself seems to conspire against the unlikely pair, both old and new enemies emerge. And Fox and Bjorn must fight to survive. And learn to love… **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**  
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Excerpt:

“Is the plan to beat and imprison me?” Fox asked, keeping her tone conversational. “Or to straight-up kill me?”
A muscle jumped beneath his eye. The fact that he continued to hold her stare, despite her nakedness and his erection, proved the strength of his willpower. “What you did to my brethren, I will do to you. This day, you will die by my hand.”
Exactly as she’d suspected. “Did you hurt anyone on the way in?” If so, she would kill him this day.
“I did not. Unlike you, I do not slaughter innocents.”
Ouch. Such a low blow. Accurate, but low. At least she didn’t have to worry he’d lied. Sent Ones were only able to speak truths. “Would it help my cause if you knew I was under the influence of a demon I despise with every fiber of my being?”
His eyes narrowed to tiny slits. With zero hesitation, he told her, “You welcomed the demon and now complain about its influence? No. Nothing will help. The men you killed were beloved. They had families and friends eager for their return.”
She flinched, a heavy weight settling on her shoulders. “You know I’ll defend myself?”
“I do,” he said with a slight incline of his chin.
For whatever reason, the action spurred him into dropping his gaze to her small but pert breasts…where it remained.
She arched a brow at him, not that he noticed, and fought a new wave of shivers, his stare more potent than a caress. “Let me know when you’re done staring. Okay, sport?”
“I will.” He shocked her. He didn’t offer any more, and he didn’t look away.
Was this a battle tactic meant to disarm her mentally and emotionally? Like she really cared about her nudity. She wasn’t shy, or modest, and she maybe kinda sorta…liked the way he studied her, almost as if he’d never beheld anyone so fine. A trick, no doubt. Fox wasn’t classically beautiful. Her features were too angular for such a claim. But she liked to think she had presence.

BOOK TRAILER

REVIEW QUOTES FOR KRISTEN'S NOVELS:

“I love this world…this is Gena Showalter at her best!”—J.R. Ward, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“The Gods of War series is my new obsession.”—Christine Feehan, #1 New York Timesbestselling author
"One of the premier authors of paranormal romance. Gena Showalter delivers an utterly spellbinding story!"-Kresley Cole, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Gena Showalter never fails to dazzle."-Jeaniene Frost, New York Times bestselling author
 
 

AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld series, two young adult series–Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles–and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series. In addition to being a National Reader’s Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazine, she’s been mentioned in Orange is the New Black–if you ask her about it, she’ll talk for hours–and her books have been translated in multiple languages. She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at genashowalter.com
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