Monday, April 6, 2020

Scars & Sins by Melanie Munton Blitz and #Giveaway


Scars & Sins
Melanie Munton
(Brooklyn Brothers, #2)
Publication date: March 31st 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
We are the Rossetti’s.
The exiled “sixth” family of the New York mafia. We’re the good guys.
People don’t fear us…much. They respect us.
The five of us? We’re the Brooklyn Brothers.
And we protect what’s ours.
You know when you have a little sister and she has that one friend that always follows you around like a puppy? For me, that was Roxanna “Roxy” D’Angelo. That was years ago, back when our fathers didn’t hate each other. Then they became enemies and she went off to boarding school in Connecticut.
Now, she’s back…and looking nothing like the shy girl I remember.
Cavorting with anyone from the five families is strictly forbidden to someone like me. So, I can’t figure out why I keep finding myself in situations with Roxy that could bring the force of the entire mafia syndicate down on our heads. Even if those situations are the wildest, most intoxicating experiences of my life.
But with the Sicilians in town and out for blood, times have never been more dangerous. If they find out about our relationship, they won’t hesitate to remove both of us from the equation so they can restore order.
We’re not Romeo and Juliet. They both died. And I refuse to let anything happen to Roxy. I have to protect her. From my family. From hers.
I hope she won’t hate me for what I have to do.
Because it might just kill her before any bullet can.
EXCERPT:
Roxy
“How’s Gia?”
His eyes softened. “She’s good, other than being annoyed all the time. She’ll be a senior at NYU. Pre-law and she hates it.”
She and I had been best friends for our entire childhoods. Inseparable up until one disastrous night five years ago. That was why I’d been around Ace so much over the years. Any time she and I had hung out, I’d always begged to come over to her place. My house had never held much appeal because after all, Ace wasn’t in it. And knowing Gia as well as I did—or used to—she would have definitely hated going pre-law.
God, I missed her.
“I’m sorry to hear that. Um,”—I bit my lower lip— “can you tell her I said hi?”
His expression turned to that of an adoring older brother. “Of course.”
And that was why my crush had never gone further than a crush.
I was just another little sister to him.
Gia and I were the same age, three years younger than Ace. He had basically lumped me into the same category as her years ago: annoying younger sister. Trailing after him, hanging onto his every word, I had made a giant fool of myself. Even worse, I knew his four older brothers had teased him to no end about it. If Ace had ever been protective of me, it was always in an angry, brotherly way, not in a jealous, possessive type of way. Which was what I’d always secretly longed for.
Because I’d never—not once—thought of him as my older brother.
Not for one second.
“Maybe you guys could hang out sometime,” he added. “She’d love to see you.”
My heart ached.
There had been a gaping hole there ever since I lost her years ago to the rising tension between our families. Our fathers had once been good friends, then they had a falling out, and any connection between the D’Angelos and the Rossettis had been obliterated in an instant.
“I think you and I both know that’s not possible.” My voice was resigned. “Nothing has changed.”
To my astonishment, his eyes flared as they slowly raked down my body.
Okay, I’m definitely not imagining that heat.
Was he really looking at me like that? Like he did in my pathetic, hopeless dreams? But where was it coming from?
“Oh, I don’t know,” he rasped, his gaze once again landing on my mouth. “I’d say some things have definitely changed.”
Whaaaaaaaat actually is happening here?
His words knocked the air right out of my lungs.
The level of bafflement on my face was surely making me look like an idiot, but nothing could have been done about it.
He took a meaningful step toward me. “Have you been a bad girl, Roxy?”
I’d been staring at his mouth, the way the corner of it twitched with a hint of a grin, but my eyes flew up to his at those words.
Because they dripped with innuendo.
Since when did Ace speak to me with innuendo? Did he suddenly forget who he was talking to?
Embarrassingly, I felt my cheeks heat. He probably thought I was an inexperienced, naïve child at seeing how easily I could still blush.
But I was only one of those things, thank you very much.
My voice unintentionally came out as a whisper. “Excuse me?”
His eyes briefly flitted to the confessional booth. Then that grin came back. “What kind of sins does a girl like you need to confess?”
There was one thing about Ace that had always stood out for me above so many others.
That inquisitive expression of his I mentioned earlier was one that could swiftly turn very intense. Particularly when he was looking at a girl he was interested in. His eyes would go molten, his jaw would harden, his lips would tighten, and when his chin dipped almost imperceptibly lower, he really meant business. And by business, I meant he was turned on. It was like his signature look that he always gave pretty girls.
For years, I’d desperately hoped Ace would one day look at me like that.
That I would make his jaw clench, make his mouth firm. That I could cause the kind of visceral reaction in him that made his hands fist with the uncontrollable urge to grab me and haul me to him. I wanted his need to kiss me to light a fire in him so hot he’d do anything to relieve the burn.
I’d seen him look at so many other girls just like that, and it had broken my heart each and every time. I’d fallen asleep countless nights, praying that I would eventually be the recipient of his heated inspection.
And for the first time in my life…Ace was looking at me.
Just.
Like.
That.


Author Bio:
Traveler. Reader. Beach-goer. St. Louis Cardinals fan. Pasta-obsessed. North Carolina resident. Sarcastic. Bit of a nerd.
Author of the Cruz Brothers, Possession and Politics, and Timid Souls series, Melanie loves all things romance, comedies and suspense in particular because it’s boring to only stick to one sub-genre! From light-hearted comedies to sexy thrillers, she likes to mix it up, but loves her some strong alpha males and sassy heroines.
Go visit Melanie’s website and sign up for her newsletter to stay updated on release dates, teasers, and other details for all of her projects!

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Alien Minds by Christina Bauer Blitz and #Giveaway


Alien Minds
Alien Minds
(Dimension Drift #1)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: June 5th 2019
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
DIVERGENT meets OCEAN’S EIGHT in this urban fantasy heist!
On my seventeenth birthday, I wake up in the hospital to find I just survived a sketchy but terrible accident. My parents stand by my bedside—both are beautiful, wealthy, and super-nice. They tell me that once I leave the hospital, I’ll attend the prestigious ECHO Academy, where I’ll churn out equations for the government along with my mega-smart peers.
So, I’m living the perfect life.
Then why does everything feel all wrong?
My parents, my house and even ECHO Academy…none of it fits. Plus, what’s up with Thorne, my brooding yet yummy classmate who keeps telling me I need to remember my true past, which seems to have included a lot of us kissing? That’s one thing I’d really like to remember, except for the fact that I’m pretty sure Thorne is hiding a ton of nasty secrets of his own, including the fact that he may not be from this world. But considering how my own past seems alien to me, it’s not like I can judge. Plus, Thorne has dimples. That’s a problem.
And worst of all, why does it feel so yucky to work on these calculations for the government? It’s all supposed to be part of ECHO, but my heart tells me that I’m helping something truly terrible come to pass. Thorne seems to think that kissing him again will release my real memories.
Maybe it’s time to pucker up.
“Appealing and engaging. Love the strong female character!” – Arlene’s Book Reviews
This new series is perfect for: fans of urban fantasy, action & adventure, cool science, evil corporations, forbidden romance and hot new classmates who may or may not be aliens.
EXCERPT:
“Intoxication with technology is the hallmark of an underdeveloped society.” – Beauregard the Great, Instructions for Visiting Parallel Worlds
After spending hours on guard duty, I can finally leave Mass General. Soon I’m tooling my hoverbike toward the outskirts of the Boston Dome. Overhead, a cloud-free sky is projected onto the plasma. Tall buildings loom around me in a maze of chrome and concrete.
An image appears in my mind. Meimi—I never even think the false name Wisteria—lies curled on her hospital bed, drugged up and asleep. Every instinct in my soul says I should’ve stayed behind and guarded her while she rested. Not an option. An important appointment is coming up, and I can’t miss it.
For Meimi.
Of course, Godwin—my boss and Meimi’s doctor—doesn’t know I’m leaving the city. Then again, the doctor doesn’t know a lot of things about me.
Like the fact that I’m not from this planet.
Plus, I’m not just any alien. My father’s the Emperor of the Omniverse, the universe of universes.
So what Godwin doesn’t know about me is quite a lot, actually.
Meimi doesn’t know much, either. To begin with, she doesn’t remember that I’m her transcendent. Even worse, she thinks I’m in league with someone as evil as Godwin. Not to mention that I’m part of a government creating an apocalypse for anyone who isn’t perfect.
Bands of sorrow tighten around my chest. There’s no avoiding the truth. Meimi sees me as her enemy. I straighten my spine. But being her enemy? That keeps my girl safe. So that’s what I’ll no do, no matter how much it tears at my soul.


Author Bio:
Christina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too.
Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.
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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Masks - An Anthology by Candace Robinson and More!

Masks
by M. Dalto

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: Filles Vertes Publishing; None edition (March 31, 2020)
Publication Date: March 31, 2020
Genre: Dark Short Story Anthology
Print Length: 266 pages
Available from: Amazon

For some, Mardi Gras is a celebration. For others, it's a dangerous game.

Masks is a collection of 11 short stories by authors from various writing backgrounds. Each story takes a unique look at the celebration of Mardi Gras, from the bright and beautiful party culture to the dark and dangerous mysteries behind the fun. The collection includes stories in the historical fiction, romance, supernatural, and horror genres, all focused on the celebration of life, death, and all that happens in between. 
Masks - An Anthology by Candace Robinson and More!

MasksNew Orleans, Mardi Gras, a town and an event known for excess, celebrations, and the unexplainable. What a perfect subject for eleven tales, each with their own flavor of suspense, history and horror! Unlock your imagination with MASKS and fall into a world unlike anything you've known.

Do you like richly told tales with atmosphere? Have a penchant for the mystical or maybe something a little dark or passionate or just plain eerie? Her you go, almost a dozen chances to be entertained, to feel the flavor of Mardi Gras, behind the scenes where the ghosts wander, passions flare and VooDoo is real. Take a walk on the dark side of life, where no knows what could be behind that mask!

Each author has a fully developed tale to tell, each is short, easily consumed one by one or all at once! So much talent between the covers, so many authors to meet or revisit. You may even meet up with a gargoyle or two!

Fabulous reading that brings the magic and mystery of Mardi Gras to life! Highly recommended reading!

I received a complimentary copy from Candace Robinson! This is my honest and voluntary review.


Midnight Redemption by Arial Burnz (Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles, #6)

Midnight Redemption
by Arial Burnz

 

Series Bonded by Blood Vampire Chronicles - Book 6
Publisher: Mystical Press (April 21, 2020)
Publication Date: April 21, 2020
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 567 pages
Available from: Amazon


Obsession doesn't begin to cover it.

Soul mate. Eternal love. Even those words don't do her justice.

I crave her.

I need her.

And yet this damned prophecy looms over every stolen moment we’ve had together.

The entire supernatural world is coming at us like a comet, bent on destroying those we love.

Come heaven or hell, I'll protect her.

No matter what the cost.

No matter who I have to kill.

Even if I have to die to keep her safe.

Midnight Redemption by Arial Burnz
(Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles, #6)

Midnight Redemption (Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles, #6)The time has come for the prophecy to be fully unveiled and fulfilled. Will the centuries old battle between brothers finally come to an end? Broderick has endured the loss of Davina over and over, only to find her again, but can he withstand another loss or is there something different about this time? With enemies closing in from all sides, his precious Davina has been found once again…and Broderick will stop at nothing to protect what is his and he is playing for keeps, no matter the cost to himself.

Well, unholy prophecies be damned, how much heartbreak can Arial Burnz inflict on her characters? MIDNIGHT REDEMPTION is THAT vampire romance that wrenches at the heart, has one beating their fists against the wall and wishing to be written into a few pages to actually BE there to do some damage to the enemies of true love.

Hang on for a double shot of intrigue and suspense as truths are revealed, unraveled and possibly not in the way one would expect. Passion, desire, romance and blazing heat in a way only Arial Burnz can deliver, adult fantasy at its best! Now, to act like an adult and pretend I am not having a tantrum because this is the series swansong…but, oh what a finale!

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

Wrath of Madness by Jesse Teller (The Madness Wars, #2)

Wrath of Madness
by Jesse Teller

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Madness Wars - Book 2
Publication Date: April 15, 2020
Publisher: Jesse Teller
Genre: Dark Epic Fantasy
Print Length: 785 pages
Available from: Amazon

The militant forces of Drine march across Tienne, destroying and enslaving all they face. As the last few nobles struggle to organize a resistance, a rich network of merchants declares themselves rulers of Tienne. Warlord Rextur finally catches up with Peter Redfist and his refugee forces to clash in devastating battle. Who will be left to pick up the pieces? Does the ancient nation of Tienne have any hope of survival?
Wrath of Madness by Jesse Teller (The Madness Wars, #2)

Wrath of Madness (The Madness Wars, #2)As always, Jesse Teller’s writing takes on the form of brick walls, hard, jagged and a force against nature. Not for those looking for fluffy fantasy, this grit and grime tale is riveting, something one cannot look away from, not that they would want to!

WRATH OF MADNESS has a sinister, dark feel to it, characters at their darkest, their most heinous and cruel as we are taken back into a realm torn by rivalry, war and death. There will also be heroes, tainted, but strong, sometimes too late to prevent events that happen. Magic will be wielded, twisted, stolen and manipulated and through it all, the veil of heavy darkness and constant tension continues page after page in true epic fantasy form as the land of Tienne becomes a brutal battleground between clans, countries and castes.

For those who devour dark fantasy, Jesse Teller’s work is like a feast for the strong of constitution as characters return, battles are waged and a complete disregard for gentile sensibilities run rampant. Engrossing reading, the details are amazing, in depth and mesmerizing!

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

Kind of Famous by Mary Ann Marlowe Blitz and #Giveaway



Kind of Famous
Mary Ann Marlowe
Publication date: April 7th 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Layla Beckett has a secret. For the past ten years, she’s run the most trafficked fan site on the Internet for her favorite band—under an alias, naturally. When she lands a job at the prestigious New York City music magazine The Rock Paper, she’s suddenly thrust into the world she’s only observed from the cheap seats. Now that she’s brushing elbows with sexy guitarists and hot frontmen, she wants to play it cool and keep her superfan status on the down low. Although she’s dying to gush on her forum, posting her insider adventures online could expose her real-life identity and blow her cover.
And that’s all before one of those sexy musicians becomes a fan of her.
From the minute he meets Layla, Shane Morgan’s heart beats a heavy metal rhythm, but his head is full of doubt. Since only the most hardcore fans could pick the drummer out of a lineup, he’s resigned to groupies using him to get closer to the more famous guitarists. But he doesn’t want to be Layla’s passthrough.
As Layla gets to know the real people behind the music, she’s drawn to the less-than-flashy drummer’s sweet charms, fascinating mind, and banging hot body, but she worries about his insecurities. She needs to convince Shane she’s moved beyond fandom before he discovers her online history and loses all faith in her intentions.
But the Internet is forever, and secrets have a way of getting out.
EXCERPT:
The moon shone bright, but Shane’s eyes remained dark as the deepest ocean. He blinked twice and ran his thumb down my cheek to my chin. I confess that I’d had some illicit fantasies about the guys in the band, but I’d never felt the one-two punch to the gut that I got when his hand slid around the back of my neck and he pulled me forward to press his lips against mine.
He drew back, slowly enough that his lips continued to touch mine for a lingering moment, and I opened my eyes before he did. He looked like he’d tasted ice cream for the first time and wanted to savor it. My mind reeled with questions, and I had this crazy thought that I wished he were more famous so I’d have read something about him on the Internet before, so I’d know who he was and what I might be getting myself into.
If he were like Adam, I’d know to grab hold of him and never let go. If he were like Noah, I wouldn’t want to give him the time of day.
But those lips.
A tiny smile lit his face. “Should I apologize again?”
With that, I threw caution to the wind and twisted both hands into his T-shirt. He laughed when I pulled him back into a less hesitant kiss, but his laughter stopped when my tongue brushed his, and he spun us around so he could press me up against the metal door behind us.
It had been a long time since I’d been physical with a man. Way too long.
Shane’s lips teased mine, and I felt like I’d lived in a desert my whole life, never knowing that water existed. Suddenly I’d fallen into a deep pool. It might turn out to be an oasis, or I might drown, and I didn’t care. My fingers traced his cheek, then brushed his neck, and his body responded in shivers. He lifted the edge of my shirt and explored my lower back, creeping up my spine until he reached my bra.
I’d lost track of where we were. Everything was him. His mouth on mine. His hands on me. His skin. His . . . I gasped. He pressed harder into me, and I ground back, need flaring inside me.
He took the first step away. “Layla.” The fact that his voice came out ragged and breathless only made me want to tear his shirt off and spend the next ten hours licking every inch of him while he said my name.


Author Bio:
Some Kind of Magic is Mary Ann Marlowe's first novel. When not writing, she works by day as a computer programmer/DBA. She spent ten years as a university-level French professor, and her resume includes stints as an au pair in Calais, a hotel intern in Paris, a German tutor, a college radio disc jockey, and a webmaster for several online musician fandoms, plus she has a second-degree black belt. She has lived in twelve states and three countries and loves to travel. She now lives in central Virginia where she is hard at work on her second novel. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at www.maryannmarlowe.com, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/marlowemaryann/, and at twitter.com/maryannmarlowe.

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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Resort to Em by Kendra Vasquez

Resort To Em
by Kendra Vasquez

My Rating: 3 Stars

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing (March 11, 2020)
Publication Date: March 11, 2020
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Print Length: 243 pages
Available from: Amazon
Rags-to-riches with a twist: What would you resort to in order to hide your identity?

Em keeps her full name under wraps with a dose of sass while she goes about her job fixing cars. Because of her past, she avoids the expensively clad crowd until Bert Lockley dares her to take him for a test drive. Not one to back down, she accepts the challenge that inevitably leads to more. The stakes on their relationship climb to new heights when Em learns a surprising truth about Bert.

Anger and desire fuel retaliation. When Em’s identity is revealed, it throws off Bert’s timing.

But what are a few misfires to a man driven by love?

Guided by her uncle’s gruff ways, Em must discover herself before she can accept Bert. It’s not easy when her parents are among those of the social elite who treat Em with neglect and disrespect.

In Denver, Colorado, climbing a mountain will only take you so far. Em must rely on grumpy uncles, interfering aunts, and LEGOs for help.

Resort to Em by Kendra Vasquez

Resort To EmAll Em wanted was to be accepted for herself, not the power and glitz of her parents. She wanted to pursue her dreams, not the expectations of her family or what they deemed appropriate. To her, that meant avoiding all of the trappings of the wealthy, the pretty boys, and the beautiful people. Give her a wrench and a grease monkey and she feels safe. To her, her background was a curse, a dark secret…

Bert had his own secrets and little did he know how much he had in common with the brash, coarse and standoffish Em. She intrigued him, so he dared her to give him a chance. But how can two people living in a world of half-truths find the honesty of real love?

Kendra Vasquez’s RESORT TO EM starts out with a bang and a few good laughs! Em is the ultimate snarky heroine with a razor sharp tongue, in the beginning, but as the book progresses her attitude wore on me, she was overdone and her failure to grow made her less than likable, in spite of her “circumstances.” I couldn’t see what Bert saw in her after the first few pages.

Bert on the other hand, had the patience of a saint with Em. Was it the challenge? The fact he thought she was a crude grease monkey, everything his family would disapprove of could have been his initial motivation, but for me, they did not fit, except that they were each living lies.

What started as a comedic romance became overdone, too many plays on words and I never warmed to the budding, barb-filled romance. I wanted more character growth, less “shop” talk analogies.

I received a complimentary copy from Kendra Vasquez! This is my honest and voluntary review.

An American Weeia in Paris by Elle Boca (The Weeia Marshals, #4)

An American Weeia in Paris
by Elle Boca

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Weeia Marshals - Book 4
Publisher: Poyeen Publishing (April 1, 2020)
Publication Date: April 1, 2020
Genre: Paranormal
Print Length: 246 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Parisians are delighted with the mysterious new superhero fighting crime and terrorists in the City of Light. The Weeia authorities, on the other hand, suspect that this superhero is one of their own, flamboyantly violating the first law of keeping their existence a secret from the humans. Danni is acting head of the Paris marshals office, but circumstances have left her alone and fighting to keep the top position against a politically connected upstart and his task force. Will she succeed at apprehending the rogue superhero without exposing the Weeia or losing her new promotion.
An American Weeia in Paris by Elle Boca
(The Weeia Marshals, #4)

An American Weeia in Paris (The Weeia Marshals #4)Danni is back, just as dedicated as ever and she is in for one tumultuous ride. From emotional highs to the stress of secrets kept, duty and her temporary position as head of the Paris marshal’s office, she is, as usual, on her own against the world…or is she?

So many changes in her life, yet still Danni seems so alone so often. Is this the time she finally gets the respect she deserves or will she find herself the lonely heroine in capturing a rogue weeia?

I love this series! There is humor, a heroine who has the dedication to her job and the honor to do the right thing, no matter what obstacles are in her way, and trust me, there are many. A fun read that is refreshing, fast-paced and truly entertaining! Elle Boca has another gem of a read on her hands!

I received a complimentary copy from Elle Boca! This is my honest and voluntary review.


Nova by Crystal Daniels and Sandy Alvarez Blitz and #Giveaway


Nova: The Kings of Retribution MC, Louisiana
Crystal Daniels & Sandy Alvarez
Publication date: March 17th 2020
Genres: Adult, Romance
Cain LeBlanc, known as Nova to his brothers, is the Enforcer for the Kings of Retribution MC, Louisiana.
He’s dedicated to the club, but Nova’s entire world revolves around his daughter, Piper. Being a single father doesn’t come without its challenges. Making sure his lifestyle doesn’t affect his home life is one of them.
Never bring a woman home.
That’s one rule Nova has stood by for years.
Until a one-night-stand, with eyes like the ocean, left him wanting more.
After an altercation with another biker, Nova finds himself in trouble with the law. And if the threat of doing time wasn’t enough, Hell rolls into town on a Harley, with a ghost from his past looking for trouble.
Promise Bailey has spent most of her life yearning for acceptance from the only family she has ever known. Which is why she continues to work hard, proving herself as a valuable attorney at her stepfather’s law firm.
Her fiancé commits the biggest betrayal, giving her a new perspective on things, and herself.
Promise realizes her life has become too predictable and mundane.
It’s time for a change.
With the support of her girlfriends and a little whiskey, Promise lets her hair down for a night out to celebrate her newly single status.
One night.
No inhibitions.
No names.
That was all she wanted from the smooth-talking bearded man sitting at the bar. And the stranger was more than willing to deliver.
Little did Promise know she was going home with a member of the local motorcycle club, and how one night of unimaginable pleasure would change her life forever.
EXCERPT:
“Then, my club has no beef with you.” My brother extends his hand, and Crow accepts.
“Let’s hope it stays that way.” Releasing hands, Riggs stands, but Crow stays seated.
His eyes drop to the table. “There’s another reason we haven’t left town.” His words cause all of us to tense, and his men take it as a threat. Moving forward, their hands reach for their weapons, and we go for our own. I have mine out and the end of the barrel directly in Crow’s face before either of his brothers manage to pull guns on us.
“Tell your men to stand down before I put a bullet in your head,” I warn him.
“Stand down,” he barks, and his men holster their weapons. Unfazed, Crow continues, as he looks to my brother. “I have someone waitin’ outside that I’d like you to meet.” Then his eyes settle on my face. “L.A,” he calls to one of his men. “Bring her in.” Crow’s eyes never leave mine.
What the fuck kind of games are they playing?
“You got it.” His brother, L.A, turns toward the door, but Everest won’t let him pass. “Think you could tell the mountain here to move?” He looks over his shoulder.
“I’m not playin’ games here, Riggs. My old lady is no threat to you or your club.” Crow is quick to reassure us, but I don’t give two shits. I keep my gun on the fucker, just in case.
“Let him pass,” Riggs orders Everest, and he steps aside. Looking down at Crow, my brother tells him, “Let’s hope, for your sake, you’re right. I’d hate to see my brother make a mess all over my barroom floor.”
His man L.A opens the door, leans out, motioning to grab someone’s attention. A tall, thin brunette steps inside, with her face, cast down to the floor as she approaches. The wringing of her hands as she keeps them clasped in front of her tells me she is nervous.
The moment she lifts her head, I’m staring at a ghost from my past.


Author Bio:
Crystal and Sandy are Indie Authors and the sister writing duo behind several Love and Purpose filled romances. Sharing the same passion for books and storytelling lead them on an exciting journey to not only read all the incredible stories they have loved so much over the years, but to write some of their own.
Since 2017 they have published thirteen books. The Kings Of Retribution MC Series -Undaunted, The Darkest Of Light, Finding Solace, Defy, Unbreakable, Lost Kingand Prospect. Also, Leather and Mistletoe, MC Christmas Novella (standalone), Love above Law. The Kings of Retribution Mc-Louisiana Chapter: Riggs, Wick and Nova. Finally, Demetri: The Volkov Empire, and Keeping Denver.
Both were born in the state of Illinois, before moving to Wyoming, where they spent part of their young childhood before moving to Mississippi.
Crystal currently reside in Mississippi with her husband, their sons and furbabies.
Sandy currently resides in Mississippi with her husband and their children.

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