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Leather-wearing, motorcycle riding PI Heaven Vaughan is working undercover in a Las Vegas casino for the DA. She must find the evidence to convict the casino boss of ordering her brother killed, but the tall, dark, sex-on-a-stick head of security is constantly watching her. Just knowing he’s got his monitors focused on her makes her hot, and she can’t help but make sure he has something as equally arousing to look at.
Straight-arrow Darius Turner has one job—to safeguard the people in the casino. The feisty redhead dominating his viewing pleasure is playing havoc with his duties and with his libido. All he wants is to take her up on her teasing invitations, but he can’t let her get too close. If Heaven discovers his true identity, there’ll be hell to pay.
Enjoy an Excerpt:
Darrius stepped closer to Heaven. His scent of musk and hot male surrounded her as if for protection.
“Are you all right?”
No way would she believe Darius was concerned for her.
She raised her chin so she could meet the head of security’s eyes. “I’m fine.”
“I think you should come with me to the office.” Concern laced his words.
Heaven licked her dry lips. Because the behemoth noticed her, she now had to deal with him. “Said I’m fine.”
The corner of his mouth turned up into a generous smile. “Humor me.”
Some might consider him as handsome, but his seven-foot-tall frame and stern expression made him appear menacing.
“Sure.” She smiled.
His expression softened.
Could the goliath be swayed with a smile?
She followed him toward the door leading to the private elevator. He slowed his gait until she walked beside him. As they approached the door, it opened. She knew he’d pressed the switch in his pocket.
He controlled everything in the building. He enjoyed being in charge. So did she.
In the elevator, he gazed at her as his scent permeated the small space, sending a pulsing electricity down her spine. She shifted her weight from her left foot to her right and back again, trying to ease the need building between her legs. Being so close to him suddenly caused the air to escape her lungs.
“You realize this isn’t necessary.”
He straightened his gold cufflinks. “I think it is.”
About the Author: Kayden loves sexy, well-crafted stories of lust and love. Her sensuous style drives the characters in lustful romps. When she is not crafting erotic romantic stories, she can be found crocheting or making jewelry.
Kayden is a member of Romance Writers of America, Toronto Romance Writers, and Writing Community of Durham Region.
She hopes you enjoy her other books, Hell’s Bounty, Timeless Passion, Red Hot and Tartan Temptation, all published by The Wild Rose Press.
His Baby Dilemma (Shores of Indian Lake #9) Catherine Lanigan
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
December 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming
Must they always be continents apart?
Nobody expects Paris fashion designer Grace Railton to settle down in her Indiana town, least of all Mica Barzonni. Fifteen months ago, he turned to her for comfort and compassion following a farming accident that left him permanently injured. Then she returned to France and went silent on him.
Until, suddenly, Grace shows up on his doorstep with life-altering news. Mica, a father? He’s barely learned to navigate his postaccident life. But this could be his chance to become the man he’s always wanted to be—the husband and father Grace and their baby son need. Now Mica just has to convince her to stay.
Okay, I’m just going to say it. This is Ms. Lanigan’s best book. Yes, best book. If you can get past the awesome cuteness on the cover, the inside is pretty spectacular also. Don’t get me wrong, all of her books are good but this one stands out; especially for the line that it is written for. Let me explain:
The plot is pretty standard but what Ms. Lanigan does with it is brilliant. The hero, Mica, is physically wounded and reading about how it doesn’t deal with and then deals with it is relatable. Sure he wallows in pity but once he realizes that he is a father, the light bulb comes in and makes for some pretty funny scenes with the baby.
Gorilla Tape – I was having flashbacks during this scene. When our son broke his wrist, my husband used zip ties to put the plastic bag on his arm so our son could take a bath. Needless to say, they were cutting off the blood flow and my husband panicked. Our son thought it was hilarious.
Grace is a strong woman. She never comes off as weak unless she is kissing Mica. 😉 But what sets her apart is that even though her life is in Paris, she realizes what she has missed with her life. Friends, family and a sense of calmness that she doesn’t get in Paris.
The clothes in the closet. Oh my, I would still give my right arm for a Chanel dress. My grandmother used to dress in couture and I still have some of the pieces that she wore before she died. Can I wear them? Nope, but I do like to take them out and touch them every now and again. Plus, who wouldn’t kill for a closet like that?
The Barzonni family. I just love them as a whole and it was nice to hear Mrs. Barzonni’s true feelings about what love means to her and how it shaped her life and her children. She doesn’t mince words with Mica and he needed to hear it.
While the plot is standard in places, Ms. Lanigan’s writing and ability to make us feel for Mica and Grace and what is holding them back is great. These two will frustrate you because they are so in love with each other and won’t admit it. Plus, add in their stubbornness and it made for great reading.
This book is very fast paced. Usually, Heartwarming stories have a slower pace but not this one. This story grabs you from the beginning and then before you know it, its over. I don’t like when I book this good is over. I actually read it in one sitting.
I know that a “sweet” book isn’t for everyone but you really need to read Ms. Lanigan’s books. This is a second chance romance and it was fun watching Mica and Grace dance around each other, try to be parents and fall back in love with each other. Overall, this is the best book in the series and her best book…PERIOD! Pick it up and you’re welcome.
Other Books in the Series
About the Author
Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of forty published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile, as well as over half a dozen anthologies, including “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living your Dream”, “Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul”, and more. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into dozens of languages including German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese. Ms. Lanigan’s novels are also available in E-books on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com, Apple Store, Mobi and Kobo. Several of her titles have been chosen for The Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Clubs. Her Vietnam war-based novel, The Christmas Star, won the Gold Medal Award Top Pick from Romantic Times Magazine and has also won Book of the Year Romance Gold Award from ForeWord Magazine as well as Book of the Year Romance from Reader’s Preference.
Lanigan is the author of a trilogy of non- fiction books regarding angelic intervention in human life: Angel Watch, Divine Nudges and Angel Tales published by HCI and Cedar Fort. Skyhorse published Lanigan’s “how-to” book on writing: Writing the Great American Romance Novel. Lanigan was tasked by the NotMYkid Foundation to write a non-fiction book addressing teen addictions. Ms. Lanigan’s first Young Adult adventure novel, The Adventures of Lillie and Zane: The Golden Flute, was published by Cedar Fort.
Currently, she has published eight novels in the Shores of Indian Lake series for Harlequin Heartwarming: Love Shadows, Heart’s Desire, A Fine Year for Love, Katia’s Promise, Fear of Falling,Sophie’s Path and Protecting the Single Mom. Family of His Own pubs July, 2016. She has recently contracted for one more in the series: His Baby Dilemma.
As a cancer survivor, Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Tales series of books. She is an outspoken advocate for domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C. (THE EVOLVING WOMAN). She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including “Coast to Coast” and on television interview and talk show programs as well as blogs, podcasts and online radio interview programs.
– 1 winner will receive a $50 Amazon eGift Card and a Prize Pack that includes: autographed copies of Family of His Own and Katia’s Promise, a gold edged Paris latte mug, and hand soap in a pretty pump bottle (prize pack to US only, if international winner then gift card only)
– 1 winner will receive an ebook of Family of His Own (open internationally)
– Ends December 13th
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert delivers the next book in her sizzling O’Malleys family series, hailed as “The Godfather meets Romeo & Juliet.” In UNDERCOVER ATTRACTION Aiden O’Malley, one of the most dangerous men in Boston, offers ex-cop Charlotte Finch her last chance for justice.
Meet Aiden and Charlie!
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Title: Undercover Attraction
Author: Katee Robert
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 28, 2017
Publisher: Grand Central/Forever
Series: The O’Malleys
Page Count: 352 pages
Format: Digitial and Print
Scandal. Wealth. Power. Seduction. Welcome to the world of the O’Malleys.
Ex-cop Charlotte Finch used to think there was a clear line between right and wrong. Then her fellow officers betrayed her, and the world is no longer so black and white. Especially when it’s Aiden O’Malley, one of the most dangerous men in Boston, who offers her a chance for justice. The only catch: she’ll have to pretend to be his fiancée for his plan to work.
Aiden can’t afford to let anyone see the man behind the mask. To run the O’Malley empire, he has to be cool and controlled at all times. But the moment he meets Charlie, they’re playing with fire. Her slightest touch is enough to send him over the edge. At first their “engagement” was a way to eliminate his enemies. Now he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe– even if he has to destroy his own family to do it.
His brows slanted down, and then his expression cleared. “You’re worried about me? Bright eyes, you don’t have to be.”
Either he was lying to make her feel better or he’d missed the cold calculation in Alethea’s eyes when she’d watched them walk out. If he didn’t dance to the tune she set, she would have no problem killing him. She wouldn’t lose a wink of sleep at night over it.
Charlie gripped his hand tighter. “Promise me.”
“You know I can’t. I’ll do whatever it takes to see this through, and if that means getting into another situation like the one we just left, I won’t hesitate.”
She wanted to shake the stubbornness right out of him. “Even if it means you don’t walk out alive?”
He started to give her a pat answer. She saw the second he registered that she was actually scared for him—not herself. The mask slipped, and something like wonder dawned. Aiden pulled her into his lap and framed her face with his hands. “The end justifies the means. You know that.”
She’d thought the same thing earlier. Now she wasn’t so sure.
But he wasn’t going to listen to her tonight. Either he hadn’t seen the danger or he was determined to downplay it. If she kept pressing, it might mean a fight, and that was the last thing Charlie wanted. She’d never been more aware of time flowing, a river that she couldn’t fight. Aiden wasn’t hers. She couldn’t protect him. She didn’t even have a real right to demand he take more precautions. She was just a woman whose aims had lined up with his.
She kissed him. There wasn’t anything left to say that they couldn’t communicate with their bodies. She shifted to straddle him, the move making her dress ride up to indecent heights. All Aiden’s careful control was gone in an instant, replaced by a frenzy that matched her own. He slid his hands up her thighs to her hips, pushing the dress even higher, and grabbed her ass, grinding her against him.
All her fear and anger turned to desire, creating an inferno bound to incinerate them both. She could care less. Charlie reached between them and undid his slacks to pull out his cock. She palmed him. “Condom?”
He opened his mouth and then considered. “Fuck, I don’t have any.”
Damn. Disappointment soured in her stomach, but she shoved it away. “Then I guess we’ll have to get creative. I need you inside me. I don’t care how.” She pushed away his hands and slid down the seat to kneel between his thighs.
Or she tried to.
He caught her halfway through the move and shook his head. “No, bright eyes.”
“What?” Surely he wasn’t rejecting a blow job? That had to break some kind of international law. It just wasn’t done. “You’re starting to give me a complex.”
Aiden lifted her back to his lap, this time facing away from him. The passing lights showed her reflection in the glass separating them from the front seat. Her blue eyes were wild, her hair tangled from his fingers, her dress in danger of slipping off her breasts. Behind her, Aiden was barely a shadow. He moved her hair to one side and kissed her neck. “You come first, bright eyes. Second, too, if I have any say in it.”
She licked her lips. “One of these days, I’m going to tie you down and give you all the blow jobs I’ve been craving.”
“One of these days…” He bracketed her throat with one hand, keeping her head tilted to the side, and coasted the other hand up her inner thigh, spreading her legs further. “One of these days, I’ll let you.”
She nodded. “Good answer.” The move increased the pressure of his hand against her neck, and she squirmed, turned on far more than she should be.
His wandering hand reached the junction between her thighs, and he parted her, idly stroking. “I think I like that you’re worried about me.” His finger circled her clit and away. “I like it a lot.”
“Mmm.” What was she supposed to say to that? She’d already had to face the fact that she didn’t have the right words because she didn’t have the right.
His finger pushed into her slowly. “I won’t be without a condom again, bright eyes. Feeling you so hot and wet around my finger makes me crave the same around my cock.” He pumped as idly as he’d touched her to begin with. “A woman like you could make a man forget himself.”
It was hard to think, with his hard body behind her, his erection pressing against her ass, and his hand moving between her legs. She tried despite that. “Only for a while.”
“No, bright eyes. Not just for a while.” He dragged his mouth down the line of her shoulder. “When I’m inside you, all I can think of is you. When I’m near you, all I can think of is getting inside you again. If you gave me half a chance, I’d be buried to the hilt right now, condom be damned. That’s crazy.”
She rocked against his hand, letting her head fall back to rest on his shoulder. He let go of her throat. The only warning she got was his thumb brushing her sternum and then he pushed down her dress, baring her breasts completely. Aiden cursed. “Next time you forget such a vital part of your wardrobe, the moment I find out, I’m going to fuck you. I might give you the option of dragging you to the nearest bathroom…if you’re lucky.”
Praise for UNDERCOVER ATTRACTION
“Robert (Forbidden Promises) combines strong chemistry, snappy plotting, and imperfect yet appealing characters in her fifth O’Malley contemporary.”—Publishers Weekly on UNDERCOVER ATTRACTION
“Imagine the erotic sensibility of Red Shoe Diaries expertly fused with the ruthless power struggles that fueled The Sopranos and you have some idea of the flavor of Robert’s RITA–nominated O’Malleys series. In the fifth installment, she doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to the searing sensuality of the love scenes or the brutal danger propelling the plot, thus delivering exactly the kind of intense love story her readers crave.”—Booklist on UNDERCOVER ATTRACTION
Dirty words, dirty words. Yes, lots of them. Oh, my word. *fans self* Seriously. This is one of the hottest books that I’ve read in a long time. And get this, there is a great plot to go with it. Plus, come on its Charlie and Aiden. I fell in love with this family a long time ago and the series just gets better and better. In fact, I can’t wait to see what happens with the “villain” Dmitri in the next book. Yes, you heard that right. If you don’t have a clue about the series, it’s about a family of mobsters in Boston and how they deal with the business and the partners that they find along the way. Fiercely loyal and will betray even themselves but Ms. Roberts has written the series that every nuisance, word, emotion, betrayal, and character makes sense.
I normally don’t read mobster books. I know, it is another sub-genre that I just don’t “get” but don’t mess with my O’Malley’s. But what truly draws me into the series is how intense driven it is. Most times I’m holding my breath and only exhale when there are smexy times. I can finally relax and feel the emotions between Charlie and Aiden. Plus, Aiden is just plain dirty. *growl* Charlie and Aiden fight their attraction but that’s what makes it so sweet in the end. They can truly be themselves with each other when they can’t with other people. Aiden has been the mystery man to me throughout the series and I’m so glad that I got to know him now. Charlie is just too cool. I loved how she had to decide what shade of gray she believed in with everything that had happened to her.
Seeing the other couples and how they are doing is great, too. I love it when an author doesn’t forget about them and gives you an update. Don’t worry about reading the other books first. This one does stand alone but you might be reaching for the one-click button afterward. Trust me on this. Overall, again, I can’t get enough of this series and I’m so looking forward to the magic that Ms. Robert’s is going to have to weave with Kiera and Dmitri. If you have read the series, you will understand what I mean.
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her 2015 title, The Marriage Contract, was a RITA finalist, and RT Book Reviews named it ‘a compulsively readable book with just the right amount of suspense and tension.” When not writing sexy contemporary and romantic suspense, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her children, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.