Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Dead Wrong by Annie Anderson


Dead Wrong
Grave Talker, #6
Annie Anderson

Publication date: May 24th 2022
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy

Never make a deal with a demon.
There are two things Darby Adler wants more than anything: to take a vacation, and to find who is responsible for the rash of witch abductions in Knoxville.
With an ancient vampire in town and a slew of fugitives on the loose, her suspect pool is vast. But Darby has a sneaking suspicion she knows the culprit all too well.
And if she can’t catch him on her own, she might just have to resort to more creative measures to get the job done.
Here’s hoping she doesn’t lose her soul in the process.

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EXCERPT:
Hooking a finger in the bridge of my sunglasses, I pinned him with a cold glare. “Tell me, is it fibbies in general, my gender, or me in particular you don’t like, Preston? Because this is the second time in a matter of days that you have skirted around another agent to tell me to get off a crime scene, and I gotta say, it’s pissing me off.”
A sneer curled his lip as he planted his feet, leaning forward just a touch too close for my comfort. “Maybe I don’t like your kind, Warden,” he growled, cutting through any and all levels of pretense. “Maybe I don’t like trying to clean up arcane fuck shit on my only day off. Maybe I—”
I caught sight of his KPD brethren stopping to stare, and cut him off.
“Shut. Up,” I growled, fighting off the urge to cover his mouth with my hand. The absolute last thing I needed was a cranky beat cop exposing the arcane world to all a fucking sundry. “If you know who I am and even an inkling of what’s good for you, you will keep your fucking mouth shut until I tell you to open it.”
Snatching my cell from my back pocket, I dialed Tobin’s number.
“Yeah, boss?” he answered, the timid waver to his voice gone now that he was alone in the house and couldn’t see my face. Tobin didn’t like direct contact of any kind, but on the phone? In front of a computer? He was an absolute powerhouse.
“I need everything you have on an Officer N. Preston.” I squinted at the shield pinned to his chest. “Badge number 745632. And I need it yesterday, if you please.”
Tobin paused briefly, a faint snicker rattling down the line. Tobin loved it when other people were in trouble. His keyboard clacking like machine gun fire was music to my ears. “On it. Give me five.”
Without so much as a nod to polite phone etiquette, the line disconnected, and I stuffed the cell back in my pocket. I’d have to talk to him about that.
Staring at the prick whose face had turned an unhealthy shade of puce in the short time I was on the phone, I tilted my head to the side and narrowed my eyes.
“Now that’s done, what were you saying about my kind, again? Not that you know what my kind even is or what I’m capable of.” The subtle buzz around the guy had a solid human flavor to it, but I’d been wrong before.
I’d been wrong about a lot of things.

Author Bio:
Annie Anderson is a military wife and United States Air Force veteran. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she is a southern girl at heart, but has lived all over the US and abroad. As soon as the military stops moving her family around, she'll settle on a state, but for now she enjoys being a nomad with her husband, two daughters, an old man of a dog, and a young pup that makes life... interesting. 

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At the Crossroads by Sharon Michalove


At the Crossroads by Sharon Michalove is live!

Former MI6 operative, Max Grant, has created a new life in Chicago, heading up the cybersecurity arm of a global security company. He is also building a relationship with author Cress Taylor, the woman he has dreamed about for twenty years. But Max's past is about to catch up with them both.
Ten years ago, Max was caught in an ambush in an Istanbul alley, where most of his team died. Max's testimony helped put the terrorist mastermind in prison. Now he's escaped and word in the intelligence community is that he is targeting Max.
A planned trip to visit Max's family in London and Scotland, then to attend an awards dinner in Paris turns deadly as Max is drawn inexorably to a final showdown. With Cress refusing to return to Chicago, Max has to stop Faez, before he stops them—permanently.

Sharon Michalove is the author of At First Sight, the story of how Max and Cress reconnected twenty years after their first encounter at Oxford University. A standalone continuation of Max and Cress' story, At the Crossroads is the second romantic suspense novel in the Global Security Unlimited series.


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I grew up in suburban Chicago. After spending most of my life in a medium-sized university town I moved back to Chicago in 2017 so I could go to more Blackhawks games and spend quality time at Eataly. Besides watching hockey, travel is my passion. I love history, reading, cooking, writing, and various less elevated activities like eating pastry and sampling gins and single malts.
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ONLY A CRUSH by Delancey Stewart


Release Date: May 23

I'm the girl who defies expectations. The girl who'll never stay inside that box you think will fit me.
And right now? I'm the girl working as event planner at my Navy pal's mountain resort. We flew together in the Navy, and it feels right to be back with my squadron mates when they need help now.
But when I agreed to go check out some rustic backcountry cabins for the resort's opening event, I didn't plan on the so, so hot Mateo coming along with me. He's a contractor at the resort, and he has this whole grumpy single dad widower thing going on... But since he's got a kid, and family is the last thing I want, I'm staying far, far away.
Until we get stranded together in one of those cabins in a freak snowstorm.
And now? Staying away from him is the last thing I want to do. But he doesn't fit my life plans any more than I fit his.
It's a couple days (and insanely hot nights) in a cabin. Nothing else. I can do this. It's only a crush, after all.

A full length standalone happily ever after with a mystery that runs through the whole Kasper Ridge series from USA Today bestseller Delancey Stewart.

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Hi there!
I'm USA Today Bestselling author Delancey Stewart. My contemporary romances run the gamut of settings and setups, but they always deliver humor, heart and heat. It's a guarantee.
I write from my home near Denver, CO, where I manage a household full of boys and men. Okay, only one man. The hubs. But two boys. I mean, three if you count the hubs. (You see why I do words and not numbers. I was told there'd be no math in this bio. Someone lied.) There is also a dog named Charlie Taco.
I grew up in California and have had more jobs than anyone on earth (personal trainer, pharmaceutical rep, copywriter, tech writer, marketing director, wine seller, elementary school teacher... I'm not kidding. The list. It goes on.) But the one I love the most is writing, in part because I get to meet people who love books and stories as much as I do!

Undeniable by Andi Burns is now live!


Undeniable by Andi Burns is now live!

Undeniable
Some truths are easy to hide. And some are undeniable.
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I follow the rules. It's what I do. In school, at church, on the ice, and definitely at home. Because if I follow all the rules, and do everything exactly the way I'm supposed to, no one will see everything I'm trying so damn hard to hide.
But he sees. No matter how good I think I am at playing it cool, at staying under the radar (gaydar?!), Ian sees me. It's like he understands my head and my heart better than I do. And I can't risk that. I can't risk letting him see who I really am and what I really want.
Because no matter how much I want it, I can't have it.
But I can't escape him, either. All of our friends are coupled up, and he's the teaching assistant in my Human Sexuality class. So, the first thing on my to-do list is to drop that class. And the second is stop crushing on the TA.

Undeniable is a full-length M/M romance with a serious jock, a sexy know-it-all, and lots of steam. It is the fourth and final inter-connected STANDALONE in the Bainbridge University Series and it follows Uncovered, Unknown, and Uninhibited. They are all standalones, but for the best reader experience, they should be read in order.


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Andi Burns writes contemporary romance infused with humor, sass, and steam. She loves a happily-ever-after as much as her characters do, and she always reads the last page of a book first, just to make sure it all turns out okay. Andi lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two daughters. When she's not writing, she's reading, folding laundry, or daydreaming about her next hero and heroine.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Wicked and Forever by Shayla Black


Wicked and Forever by Shayla Black is now live!

He’ll make her his again…even if he has to seduce her

When the woman he loves is taken, Forest “Trees” Scott abandons a mission to save her from the enemy. Fearing the worst, he moves heaven and earth to find her—until he realizes Laila Torres left him of her own free will for the man who used her for six years. He’s stunned and wrecked. She played him—and he fell for it. One thing he’s not doing? Giving up. He’ll find her and he’ll make her pay…in his bed.
Laila is devastated by her tormentor’s return, but when he threatens the bodyguard she’s so foolishly fallen for, she risks everything—including her life—to protect Trees. As a mere pawn in a deadly game played by factions of a cartel, she and Trees have no future unless she can somehow destroy them. But she doesn’t count on Trees hunting her down, stripping her soul bare, and insisting in the sexiest way possible that she belongs to him and always will.
But danger awaits around every corner, and secrets abound. As Trees and Laila fight for their future, their enemies close in. Will they let go of their hurts and trust in their love before it’s too late?

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Meet Shayla 
Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than eighty contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.
As an only child, Shayla occupied herself by daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and started pursuing a publishing career. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America, her heart was with her stories and characters, so she left her pantyhose and power suits behind.
Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her "free" time, she enjoys reality TV, gaming, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.
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A Real Cowboy Always Comes Home by Stephanie Rowe


A Real Cowboy Always Comes Home 
by Stephanie Rowe is now live!

Caleb Stockton has been missing for more than ten years...and he's about to come home.
But his homecoming isn't going to be what anyone expects.
Not his brothers.
Not him.
And definitely not her.

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe is both "contemporary romance at its best" (Bex 'N' Books) and a "paranormal star" (JR Ward). The author of more than fifty novels, Stephanie is a 2021 Vivian Award Nominee, and a 2018 winner and a five-time nominee for the RITA® award, the highest awards in romance fiction. As an award-winning author, Stephanie has been touching readers' hearts and keeping them spellbound for more than a decade with her contemporary romances, romantic suspense, and paranormal romances. 
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Monday, May 23, 2022

Lady and the Vamp by C.C. Wood

Title: Lady and the Vamp
Series: Mystical Matchmakers #2
Author: C.C. Wood
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Paranormal RomCom
Release Date: May 23, 2022



Astra may be a Valkyrie, but on the battlefield of love, she can’t win.
Every man she dates is boring, intimidated by her, or treats her like one of the guys. She has nothing against beer and wings at a sports bar, but to be wined and dined once in a while isn’t too much to ask, right?
Between her mother's “suitable” Vikings and the supernatural dating service, Mystical Matchmakers, neither seem to be able to get it right.
Rune is a good-looking, successful vampire. The only people he kills are in the books he writes, yet every relationship he has seems to fizzle before he takes it to the next level.
Desperate for something deeper, he joins Mystical Matchmakers, and is immediately smitten by the tall, beautiful Valkyrie. Their first date is fantastic and Rune just knows that she’s perfect for him.
Until he hits an unexpected obstacle—her family.
Can their relationship survive a fight with the people Astra loves the most?






Born and raised in Texas, C.C. Wood writes saucy paranormal and contemporary romances featuring strong, sassy women and the men that love them. If you ever meet C.C. in person, keep in mind that many of her characters are inspired by people she knows, so anything you say or do is likely to end up in a book one day.
A self-professed hermit, C.C. loves to stay home, where she reads, writes, cooks, and watches TV. She can usually be found drinking coffee or a cocktail as she spends time with her hubby and daughter..


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