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#Free Book! Claiming Ana (Triple Star Ranch #1) by Brynna Curry w/an excerpt

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Brynna Curry

Blurb: Triple Star Ranch, #1

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire…and passion that won’t be denied.

The child of a gypsy and fey, small-town veterinarian Dr. Anastasia Brannon has always hidden her magic for fear of ridicule. A red-hot encounter with the new PI in town makes their attraction impossible to deny. Throwing caution to the wind, she indulges her desires but keeps her secrets close.

A man with a shady past and secrets of his own, Howl Raven uses his feral talents and tracking skills to make a living, doing his best to lay low and hide the curse that haunts him every month. So far, so good…until an uncontrollable shift outside the full moon leaves him the victim of a werewolf hunter.

When she finds the enigmatic investigator wounded in the woods near her cabin during a storm, Ana provides medical care on instinct. She may be the only one who can banish the wolf from Howl’s blood, but at what cost?

CONTENT WARNING: Contains a brief, mostly off-page, violent scene which may disturb some readers. Violence, strong language and graphic love scenes.

Claiming Ana is free during the month of January.

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Excerpts

Mini Excerpt (general audience)

 

“The pleasure is all mine, Anastasia.” Howl turned, his golden eyes meeting hers.

 

God, his voice was like the finest whiskey. Rich, dark and damning as it rolled over her name. The air changed at his touch. He didn’t shake her hand, instead held it warm in his just a second longer than was polite. She didn’t miss the frown on Jace’s face. Even old lovers were territorial.

 

“Ah, yes. Likewise. Well, I hate to run, but I have to get going. Got a full day of appointments scheduled.” Flustered, she tugged her hand out of Howl’s. “Hey, Cade, tell Taylor to call me when she gets in. We need to catch up. Spa day.”

 

“Yep. Thanks.”

 

“Any time.” She retreated to the safety of her Jeep, but couldn’t resist a second look toward the door before driving away. He was watching her through the glass. She still felt his touch and ached for more. Howl Raven was a flash fire. And she was a moth to that flame, begging him to consume her.

 

Full-length Excerpt (Steamy)

 

Stop thinking about sex, Ana. Control yourself.

 

Howl swallowed the pills with the hot coffee burning a path down his raw throat and hoped it hid his grin.

 

Arrgh. He probably heard that too.

 

“Every word. We’ll get to that, hopefully sooner rather than later.”

 

“You’re evading the question. So, how did you come to be bleeding in my woods not twenty feet from my doorstep?”

 

“My woods. I’m renting the Parker place, remember? Technically, that makes Parker’s woods, my woods,” he corrected.

 

She turned her back on him to retrieve something from the cabinet. Had it only been yesterday they had shared lunch in this room? She had been molten in his arms, melting into his kiss. If not for the phone call from Jace, they would have ended up in bed. Maybe on the couch. Against the wall. Now who couldn’t control their thoughts? Where had this distance come from?

 

“That’s not what I meant and you know it.”

 

“I know.” He slipped in behind her at the counter. He had questions. She had answers. Howl intended to have them and her. “Why didn’t you call for help?” Howl laughed when he felt her jump mentally. Mind reading was such a trip. He effectively caged her between the counter and his arms. He wanted to kiss her, just there where her neck curved into her shoulder. He nuzzled the spot and traced the tip of his tongue along the exposed skin of her throat.

 

She tilted her head to give him better access. “The storm knocked down lines everywhere. We’re running off generator power, no phone, and no cell.”

 

He felt her shiver as her situation started to dawn on her. They were completely alone. Nothing to stop them from acting on this all-consuming lust. No calls from Jace. No neighborly driveby visits from Cade. No work. Just walls, rooms, and plenty of doors with locks.

 

“I would have driven you to the hospital once the storm let up and you were stable, but you asked me not to. That, and my Jeep was totaled by a tree. Then I found this.” Ana held up the small jar containing the bullet she had removed. “And I knew I couldn’t go to Cade. He wouldn’t understand.”

 

Howl took the jar. Even through the glass, the metal burned his skin. He tossed it aside. It rolled across the floor into the corner smacking into the baseboard but didn’t break.

 

“Thank you for that, for protecting me. You know what I am, then.” This time he did kiss her just behind her right ear.

 

“Yes.”

 

“And are you afraid of me?” Need beat a rhythm through his blood. Please say no. The hard planes of his body pressed against the silk of her back.

 

“Should I be?”

 

“I won’t hurt you.”

 

“How do you do this to me?”

 

Howl felt her frustration as she instinctively arched into him.

 

“What do I do to you?” He flipped open the buttons of her blouse.

 

“Make me ache for you.”

 

A feral urge consumed him with her whispered words, something animal, something that couldn’t be controlled. He kissed the nape of her neck, and felt her skin vibrate beneath his lips. He heard her shudder inwardly and beg her body to behave. “Oh, no you don’t. I want you out of control. You should have told me about your magic.” He breathed the word in her ear. She melted underneath his massaging fingers.

 

“And you could have mentioned you howl at the moon, before I had to use that magic to save your life.”

 

“How do you do this to me?”

 

Howl felt her frustration as she instinctively arched into him.

 

“What do I do to you?” He flipped open the buttons of her blouse.

 

“Make me ache for you.”

 

A feral urge consumed him with her whispered words, something animal, something that couldn’t be controlled. He kissed the nape of her neck, and felt her skin vibrate beneath his lips. He heard her shudder inwardly and beg her body to behave. “Oh, no you don’t. I want you out of control. You should have told me about your magic.” He breathed the word in her ear. She melted underneath his massaging fingers.

 

“And you could have mentioned you howl at the moon, before I had to use that magic to save your life.”

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About the Author: Brynna Curry was born south of the Mason-Dixon Line. After living all over the southern states, she finally landed in North Alabama where she lives with her husband and their three children. Growing up, books fueled her dreams and imagination, ultimately becoming her salvation during the hardest times in her life.Writing is her passion, but she enjoys the fun of sharing those stories with others by reviewing books and working in publicity.

When she isn’t writing or promoting, she’s often found haunting the library for new books to read or just spending an quiet evening at home with Jackie watching old westerns on TV. Although her wizards, shifters and vampires are as real to her as anyone, she insists love is the truest magic and with it every day is another wonderful adventure.

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Ever since his divorce several years ago, Dr. Tanner Rhodes has spent Christmas Eve alone. He has a tradition; he sits by the fire, sips his brandy, and falls asleep by the lights of the tree. When his son Aiden’s beautiful friend, Sofia, shows up unexpectedly at his door bearing gifts, everything changes. When had Sofia become a woman?

 

 

Warning – Adult language and some explicit sexual content.

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Excerpt:

 

You’re going to make this hard on me, aren’t you?” An uneasy smile graced her pouty lips.

“I’m sorry, but you have to clarify this for me.”

 

“I know you spend this night by yourself every year. I usually do too because of my dad’s work schedule. I didn’t see why either one of us should be alone tonight.” She leaned closer to his face allowing him to take in more of her enticing scent. “I wanted to be with you. I mean, I want to be with you.”

 

He continued to run his fingertips along her cheek and jawbone indulging in the feel of her soft skin. “You didn’t want me to be alone? That’s very sweet.” Perhaps he had misunderstood her intentions. For some odd reason, disappointment filled him again. Maybe he wanted her to admit to more.

 

“You probably think I’m crazy. I swear I’m not a stalker.”

 

He laughed.

 

“I don’t know what it is, but I’m very intrigued by you.” When she looked away from him he sensed her embarrassed over her words. Obviously, it took a lot for her to come to him tonight.

 

He pressed his palm to her face. “I was thinking the same thing about you.”

 

Her big brown eyes widened as he raised her head to look at him.

 

“I’ll be honest, I haven’t given you much thought through the years, other than you being my son’s shy, awkward friend, but tonight when I saw you, I couldn’t believe the woman you’ve become. You’re breathtaking.”

 

She shook her head.

 

“You don’t believe me?” He twirled a stand of her hair around his finger. “Why not?”

 

“No one’s ever said that about me before.”

 

“Hmm.” He didn’t know what possessed him, but he brushed his lips against her jaw. He had to know if her skin would be as soft to his lips as it was against his fingers.

 

She quivered as he lingered against her face.

 

“Still cold?” he asked.

 

“No.” She stared directly into his eyes. “Quite the opposite.”

 

“Can I kiss you?”

 

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About the Author:

 

Ella Jade has been writing for as long as she can remember. As a child, she often had a notebook and pen with her, and now as an adult, the laptop is never far. The plots and dialogue have always played out in her head, but she never knew what to do with them. That all changed when she discovered the eBook industry. She started penning novels at a rapid pace and now she can’t be stopped. Ella resides in New Jersey with her husband and two young boys. When she’s not chasing after her kids, she’s busy writing, attending PTO meetings, kickboxing, and scrapbooking. She hopes you’ll get lost in her words.

 

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Hey, Santa by Jessica E. Subject is Free until November 4th

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Hey, Santa by Jessica E Subject

 

 

She doesn’t want a lot for Christmas…

 

Claire Otton dreads spending another holiday alone. When her best friend convinces her to approach the sexy mall Santa, she takes the chance and asks him out, hoping for so much more.

 

He’s waiting under the mistletoe…

 

Although Andreas Castellanos blends in on Earth, he knows he will never belong. But when the gorgeous woman he’d been staring at invites him to dinner, he has a hard time saying no.

 

All they’re asking for…

 

Can these two lonely souls find magic together or will their secrets steal their chance of a happy Christmas?

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Excerpt:

 

“You can’t be serious.” Claire mustered the dirtiest look possible for her best friend.

 

Tiffany held out her hands and air-squeezed the man’s firm rear end from a distance. “C’mon. Look at that ass.”

 

“Yes, but a Santa Claus? How do I know what he looks like under that suit and beard?”

 

Imagining removing the white hair to find a wrinkled old man, she shuddered.

 

“Only one way to find out.” Smacking Claire’s butt, Tiffany urged her forward. “Go ask him.”

 

She planted her feet. Thank goodness she hadn’t worn heels for their marathon shopping trip two days before Christmas. “If you’re so interested, why don’t you?”

 

Tiffany rolled her eyes, sighing. “Because I’m engaged to be married to the love of my life. You’re the Grinch who needs to get laid.”

 

“I’m not a Grinch,” she snapped. Breathing deeply, she counted backwards from ten. “I’m sorry. This is a very stressful time of year for me.”

 

“I know.” Tiffany cupped her elbow. “I just want to see you happy at Christmas again. It doesn’t have to be a miserable holiday anymore. That’s part of the reason I dragged you with me today.”

She swallowed the lump in her throat, tears welling already. Please don’t let me turn into a blubbering mess in the middle of the mall. While she appreciated her friend’s concern, she coped better on her own. “I…I should go home. I can’t pretend it didn’t happen.”

 

About the Author:

 

Jessica Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotica. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.

When Jessica isn’t reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.

Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at jessicasubject.com and on twitter @jsubject.

 

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