Catching Mr Right



Title: Catching Mr. Right 
Author: Misti Murphy
Genre: Romance 







Finding Mister Right is easy. 
It’s catching him that’s hard. 
Not that I’ve ever been the girl who lets a little rejection get me down. 
Or stop me from achieving my goals. 

When Mister Right proves difficult to land, I need a little help. 
Casper Morgan isn’t the ideal candidate. 
Actually, he’s rude and grumpy and mean. 
He’s also my boss for the summer. 
And he’s hiding some pretty big secrets behind the zip of his pants. 
Oh, and did I mention this whole fake dating plan was his idea? 

Now we’re pretending to be together. 
Sometimes it’s hard to remember we’re not. 
Especially when he kisses me like he does. 
And touches me as though I belong to him. 
Maybe the right guy isn’t the one you plan on.
It’s the one you never saw coming.














Misti Murphy is a sadistic b*tch who loves to emotionally torture fictional people. If she did that in real life she’d probably end up in prison or a psych ward so she prefers to create dirty talking alphas and the sexually frustrated women who fall into their beds. And if someone needs to be smacked upside the head before f*cking turns to love then that makes her very happy indeed. 
She’s a huge believer in flaws making us human, and that not everyone likes bacon. She’s also addicted to chocolate and scared of the effects of the coming shortage. She swears like a f*cking trooper, and thinks that graphic smuttiness should be as real in fiction as it is in real life. 
When she’s not writing she’s the perfect housewife and mother. Ha bloody ha! When she’s not writing she’s hiding in a cupboard with her kindle, scoffing chocolate, and stalking facebook.  





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Syfi Warriors

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Syfi Warriors

 

Exotic new worlds, excitement, danger and a dragon-shifting alien. What more could you ask of a science fiction anthology?

Check out these new stories from authors Rose Nickol, A.M. Halford, KD Jones, and Bethany Shaw.

 

Lovers Lost In The Stars by Author Rose Nickol

Myla didn’t realize how different her life could be until she was kidnapped and stranded with two of the most devastating males she had ever met. Captain Dwaain Moreson and his second Lewan were from the planet of Xylan and Protectors of the planet. Dwaain was also leader of the planet.

Finding Myla and her father stranded in space had been a stroke of luck for Dwaain. Being attacked by the Meglan and stranded with the little female and Lewan worked nicely into his plans, plans for him and Lewan to be bonded to the woman. Would fate intervene again and take her away or would all their dreams come true?

EXCERPT

“Stop! You’ll hurt yourself,” Dwain told her loosening his hold. He relaxed his arms enough that she could sit up straight.

Myla pushed against his shoulders enough to put some distance between them and sat her back straight. “Please let me up.”

Dwaain moved his hands to rest on the arms of the chair and let the little female up. “You cried out in your rest. I only wanted to console you.”

“Thank you. I appreciate your comfort. However, I’m to be life bonded to Naglan of the Leean. I would appreciate it if you showed more decorum.”

She stood before him, and even seated he was taller than she. Dwaain reached down and lifted her chin with one finger so that she was looking into his eyes. “I will do as I choose with you and you will like it.”

Myla took a deep breath, and her face turned red, but she said nothing. She knew better than to provoke him more. After all, she was still a prisoner and needed to keep her head about her. She didn’t know what he would do if she antagonized him.

“I will not hurt you, a little female. Anything I do I will guarantee you will enjoy. If I wanted to, I could have you screaming my name.” Dwaain held her chin between his fingers forcing her to look into his sage green eyes. Myla let out a little huff and twisted out of his grasp. “It is of no consequence. I am to be queen. I am betrothed. I cannot break the scared promise. It would bring shame on the royal family.”

Dwaain let her escape. “We will see, little female. We will see.”

 

Romancing A Space Ranger by A.M. Halford

Planet Genus Nine is a key location for the human expansion into space and is presently used as a primary military base. Lieutenant James Wright is in charge of the new arrival, civilian architect Martin Black. Martin is on Genus Nine to build a new rec-center and hospital wing.

These two butt heads at any given situation, but an attack on the military base forces them to face their desires and each other. With an alien threat, meddling exes, and just their own stubborn prides in the way, can Martin and James find love together?

EXCERPT

Martin and Daryl had spent two days in deep conversation with the CO of the base and the CEO of their construction firm. What it all boiled down to was they were getting the help they needed to get back on track. Gerald was relieved of his job. Martin felt no remorse for costing the man his career. If he’d just reported the situation as it was, then there would have been no problems. Delays were expected and understandable when dealing with these conditions.

Presently, he was standing in the middle of stacks upon stacks of supplies. He looked like a child lost in a maze as he gazed up at one pallet and checked the barcode number against the list on his tablet.

All the remaining supplies for the foundation arrived last night, at least that was the report. Martin was trying to ensure that was the case. The last thing he needed was for his guys to start pouring concrete over the rebar and laying out the second half of the foundation just to have to stop part way through because of another error.

He was about halfway through the check.

“Why don’t you have someone else do this?” James asked him from his place watching from a vantage point. Not that there were too many vantage points in this maze of crates and pallets. “You are the one in charge. Labor like this shouldn’t be your primary duty.”

“That’s where you’re wrong,” Martin smiled. James had started opening up around lunch time yesterday. The Ranger seemed intrigued by the fact Martin took such a hands-on approach to his job. “To ensure the site runs smoothly and efficiently is my job. That includes checking the supplies. I’d rather Daryl and his team place their efforts where needed, laying the foundation and getting us back on schedule. I, on the other hand, usually have hours of free time which would normally be spent in an air-conditioned office.”

“Was that a complaint or were you bragging?” James frowned.

Shrugging, Martin looked to the man and winked at him, “You decide.”

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Elite Dragon Warrior by Author KD Jones

Elite Warrior Markus travelled a long way from his home world of Drakonia. This new planet called Earth is strange and the people even stranger. He was there for one reason, to find more of his people and to protect them from enemies old and new. What he didn’t expect was to find a mate that both he and his dragon wanted to bond with. Things just got more complicated but he was a dragon-shifting warrior, he could handle anything.

EXCERPT

Val opened the two bottles of beer and set them up on the bar. Her customers, a couple of locals, winked at her as they grabbed their bottles. The phone rang and she glared over at her supposed help for the night, Tina, who was leaning over and flirting with customers instead of working. She should have told her boss that she would handle the bar alone tonight. Buz insisted, however, that since it was a Friday night she needed the help. Plus, Tina was his niece so there wasn’t much she could do.

Val reached for the phone and turned her back to the bar. “Saddle Up Saloon. Yes, of course we’re open. No, the kitchen shut down an hour ago. Happy to help.” She hung up and caught the sight of several new customers coming up to the bar.

Turning around she greeted them, “Welcome to Saddle Up Saloon. What can I get you?” Holy shit! The three men that just came in were smoking hot, wearing leather jackets and tight-fitting jeans and dark sunglasses.

“Whatever is good,” the taller man with light reddish-streaked brown hair ordered.

She couldn’t help but gawk at him. The man had to be the most gorgeous man she’d ever seen. If only he took off his glasses. As if he could hear her thoughts, he took the dark sunglasses off and looked at her. She was stunned into silence. His eyes were a golden honey color, warm and welcoming. He cleared his throat.

“Miss, are you okay?”

Oh man, he probably thought she was rude or something. “Sorry, what did you want?”

He took a seat at the bar and the other two men sat as well. They were good-looking men too, but she couldn’t seem to take her eyes from this one with the gold eyes. The way he watched her had her nipples harden and she felt a pulsing in her pussy.

“I asked for three of whatever is good.”

“We don’t have hard liquor or mixed drinks, just wine and beer in bottle or on tap. Do you like dark or light beer?”

He hesitated for a moment, looking at his two friends before telling her, “Dark.”

“Okay.” She quickly went to get three dark beers from the cooler and opened them, then put them on the bar in front of each man. She stood there for a moment, not being able to move away, trapped in the first man’s golden eyes. “So are you guys just passing through?”

That was stupid—just about everyone passed through this small town. Rarely did anyone stay unless they got stuck somehow or were raised up here. She fit the first. She had come with an ex who broke her heart, stole all her money, and abandoned her there. She had no friends or family to call for help, but thankfully the locals were kind enough to take her in. She had been there now for three years, never making enough to go anywhere and really had no desire to leave. This small town had become her home.

“We will be here for a few days.”

His voice was deep, with a bit of an accent she couldn’t place—sexy as hell. She bet he could talk women out of their panties with just the sound of his voice. Her body was feeling overheated. Touching her forehead, she was grateful it wasn’t sweaty.

 

Phoenix Down by Author Bethany Shaw

Nova’s family expects her to fail, and she’s determined to prove them wrong. Her first mission isn’t going to plan, though. Her ship has crashed and she’s the only survivor. Now, she must convince the handsome human that she means him no harm and is there to help him.

James doesn’t believe his eyes when he witnesses an alien attack in his backwater town. After watching one of his neighbor’s be obliterated by one of the invaders, he comes to the rescue of an injured young woman. He rushes the unconscious beauty back to his farm where he and his niece tend to her. When she awakens, he realizes there is something about her that isn’t quite human. Can he and his niece trust the enchanting alien?

EXCERPT

A groan drew him from his thoughts. James snapped his attention to the woman who lay on the ground. Another whimper escaped her lips. Blonde hair covered her face. She was petite but muscular. The black jumpsuit she had on hugged her figure, showing off her natural curves.

Her arm was mangled. Ice covered it from the tips of her fingers to her elbow. Her breathing was labored and soft moans blew out in time to her breathing. She wasn’t moving. If she was conscious it was barely.

James went to her side and knelt next to her. He pushed the hair out of her face, and stared. She was gorgeous with thin, pink lips, a round face, and small nose.

Her sapphire eyes flicked open. They were brighter than any eyes he’d ever seen, almost shining. She mumbled something but it wasn’t in English.

“It’s okay,” he said.

The woman’s eyes fluttered shut.

“Hey,” he said, putting his hand on her neck to find her pulse.

A slow but steady thrum met his fingers. He let out a breath and looked around. It’d be risky to move her, but he couldn’t just leave her while he found help – assuming he could find it at all.

He wasn’t a field medic, but he’d seen enough carnage to know she looked stable. Hopefully, there was no internal bleeding. He scooped her up and carried her to the truck that still sat idling in the field.

James opened the passenger door and set her in the seat, doing his best not to jostle her. He closed the door and hurried to the driver’s side, hopping in, and putting it in gear as he closed the door.

The truck lurched forward when he stomped on the gas. He sped back toward the gravel drive undecided on whether he should get her to the cellar for care or go for McGee’s guns.

If he couldn’t protect her, it would be pointless to save her. He turned the wheel and stomped on the gas. He hoped McGee’s guns would be easy to find. He needed to get the woman help and get back to Emma.

James fished his cell out of his pocket and skimmed through the contacts until he found the home phone. He hit send and put the phone to his ear. Nothing. He looked at the phone and cursed. Still no service. Shit.

He blew out a breath and revved the truck. What the hell was going on? An alien invasion, he told himself. It made him laugh out loud. Nothing about this was funny except for how absurd it all was. He had an old radio at home. He’d get the guns, get the woman back to the house, and then snatch that damn radio from the barn to see if he could find out what the hell was going on.

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Alphas Of Danger

** 2016’s Alphas of Sin Anthology we’ve raised $5,000 to 4 Paws for Ability! We’ve been able to sponsor a puppy pen and not one but TWO puppies named Vixen & Frenzy. We will be following the journey of these two puppies to hopefully graduate and become service dogs to a family in need. You can come join our journey on our Facebook page Once Upon An Alpha. We are now BACK with Alphas of Danger, available NOW for a LIMITED TIME with ten bestselling authors and we hope you join us on the journey for 2017’s Alphas of Danger with ten never-been-told stories by ten bestselling authors**

COVER DESIGNER: COVER ME DARLING – MARISA-ROSE SHOR

PHOTOGRAPHER – WOODEN GATE PRODUCTIONS

MODEL – JASE DEAN

ALL NET PROCEEDS OF SALES DONATED TO 4 PAWS FOR ABILITY

Synopsis

Happy-Ever-After has never been so intoxicating

Danger…

When a man has beaten it, he becomes a hero.

Lust…

When a woman tastes it, she is helpless to resist his pull.

Love…

It won’t come easily, especially between alpha men and their headstrong women. Threats lurk in the shadows, and the price for passion is often exacted with a bullet or a blade…but the sacrifice is worth it when devotion is the reward.

Ten bestselling authors, masters of spine-tingling romantic suspense, bring you brand-new stories that will yank you to the edge of your seat and have your heart pounding as you turn the pages.

Best of all, the proceeds will benefit 4 Paws for Ability, a worldwide agency that enriches the lives of children and veterans with disabilities by training and placing quality, task-trained service dogs.

Stories Contributed to Alphas of Danger:

SHAYLA BLACK – DEVOTED TO WICKED

LEXI BLAKE – COUNTDOWN

MARI CARR – POWER STRUGGLE

KRIS COOK – CIA COVERT TEAM: RAINBOW KNIGHTS (M/M)

ANISSA GARCIA – WITH A VENGEANCE

KYM GROSSO – HARD ASSET

JENNA JACOB – REVENGE ON THE ROCKS

KENNEDY LAYNE – SEDUCING DANGER

ISABELLA LAPEARL – ENFORCE HER – A LEATHER, PIPES & PASSION SHORT STORY

CARRIE ANN RYAN – EXECUTIVE INK – A MONTGOMERY INK SHORT STORY

For more information about this nonprofit organization: http://4pawsforability.org/

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AboutTheAuthor

SHAYLA BLACK

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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty novels. For nearly twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past eight years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

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LEXI BLAKE

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success. She likes to find humor in the strangest places. Lexi believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome or foursome may seem.

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MARI CARR

Writing a book was number one on Mari Carr’s bucket list and on her thirty-fourth birthday, she set out to see that goal achieved. Too many years later, her computer is jammed full of stories — novels, novellas, short stories and dead-ends and she has nearly eighty published works.

Virginia native, Mari Carr is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller of contemporary erotic romance novels. With over one million copies of her books sold, Mari was the winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Passionate Plume award for her novella, Erotic Research.

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KRIS COOK

Though starting in straight erotic romance, Kris’s total focus now is on gay romance. When asked why recently, his answer was “My muse finally came out of the closet. Isn’t it about time? I’ve been out since I was twenty-five.”

A voracious reader, Kris loves many genres of fiction, but this writer’s favorite books are romances that are edgy, sexy, with rich characters and unique challenges. Kris’s influences include Anne Rice, JR Ward, Lexi Blake and Shayla Black.

Kris is also the co-host of Romance OUT Loud, an audio podcast that features some of the best voices in gay romance fiction like, Andrew Grey, Damon Suede, Kindle Alexander, Felice Stevens, L.A. Witt, Sarina Bowen, and more.

Kris is married to the love of his life – Stephen.

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ANISSA GARCIA

anissa-garciaAnissa Garcia earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communications and English. She held an array of jobs including Public Relations Manager for Barnes and Noble. Wanting a change of pace, she attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and trained full-time in theatre for two years. After working in Hollywood as an actress and casting assistant, she relocated to Austin, Texas and began writing freelance for Cosmopolitan and other publications. Her first book, A Promise Kept, is available now. A Promise Made will be available November 2016. When not writing stories, watching movies, or drinking a latte, she loves to daydream about romantic fictional men.

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KYM GROSSO

Kym Grosso is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the erotic paranormal series, The Immortals of New Orleans, and the contemporary erotic suspense series, Club Altura. In addition to romance novels, Kym has written and published several articles about autism, and is passionate about autism advocacy. She is also a contributing essay author in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.

She lives in suburban Pennsylvania but has a not-so-secret desire to move to a beach in southern California where she can write while listening to the roar of the ocean. She holds a bachelor’s degree from West Chester University and a MBA from Widener University. In a previous life, she was employed as a speech therapist, a health care consultant, and a product manager for a software company. In 2012, Kym published her first novel and today, is a full time indie romance author.

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JENNA JACOB

JennaJacobUSA Today Bestselling author Jenna Jacob paints a canvas of passion, romance, and humor as her Alpha men and the feisty women who love them unravel their souls and heal their scars to find their happily-ever-after kind of love. Heart-tugging, captivating, and steamy, Jenna’s books will surely leave you breathless and craving more.

A mom of four grown children, Jenna and her Alpha-Hunk husband live in Kansas. Jenna loves books, Harleys, music, and camping. Jenna’s zany sense of humor and lack of filter exemplify her motto: Live. Laugh. Love.

Meet the wild and wicked family in her sultry series: The Doms of Genesis. Or become spellbound by the searing love connection between Raine, Hammer, and Liam in her continuing saga: The Doms of Her Life (co-written with the amazing Shayla Black and Isabella La Pearl). Journey with couples struggling to resolve their pasts to discover unbridled love and devotion in Jenna’s new contemporary series: Passionate Hearts.

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KENNEDY LAYNE

Kennedy Layne is a USA Today bestselling author. She draws inspiration for her military romantic suspense novels in part from her not-so-secret second life as a wife of a retired Marine Master Sergeant. He doubles as her critique partner, beta reader, and military consultant. They live in the Midwest with their teenage son and menagerie of pets. The loyal dogs and mischievous cats appreciate her writing days as much as she does, usually curled up in front of the fireplace.

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ISABELLA LAPEARL

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Isabella LaPearl is a USA Today bestselling author known for her collaboration with Shayla Black & Jenna Jacob for the Doms of Her Life Series. She enjoys writing sexy, erotic romance. A wife, mother, writer, reader and a love for riding motorcycles.

To say it’s been an extraordinary journey thus far would be an understatement… what a rush! What a thrill to realize dreams and see them go from a seed to fruition. So for all you aspiring Authors, who like me, have a fire inside that burns brightly and demands to be sated by writing… Never give up.

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CARRIE ANN RYAN

Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.

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A Little Atonement

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Atonement – a price she was willing to pay

In a cabin lost to the world… love would be found

Pain or pleasure – that was his choice

She’d pushed him away… could he pull her back to him?

Sales Blurb

When Liam McCormick decided to take a vacation at his remote mountain cabin, the last thing he expected was to find his ex-fiancée waiting for him there. Elena Reeds was the love of his life, and when she called things off between them it broke Liam’s heart. Unable to stand the thought of her being sad and forlorn, he doesn’t hesitate to give her a second chance, but this time he isn’t going to let her run away from her need for a firm but loving daddy.

Soon enough Elena is standing in the corner to think about her naughty behavior before being taken over Liam’s knee for a long, hard spanking on her bare bottom. More embarrassing still, after the punishment she is shaved properly so everything will be fully on display for her daddy, then thoroughly and intimately bathed, dressed in cute pyjamas, and put down for a nap.

Over the coming days, Elena grows accustomed to Liam’s stern discipline and tender care, and being held in his arms and made his own is better than anything she’s ever experienced. But when the time comes to leave the cabin and return to their daily lives, will Elena’s fear that Liam will lose interest in her come true or can he prove to her that she will always be his little girl?

Publisher’s Note: A Little Atonement includes spankings, sexual scenes, and age play. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

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  • Freed from fear allows her to know love. Elena: A Little Atonement @authorMRyan #DD #Romance #Ageplay

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Excerpts

PG13 – Corner time

“God, I wish you’d just shut up! This is boring!”

“Excuse me?”

“I-I mean, not boring, but… I-I don’t like staring at the wall, my nose already itches and I can’t think like this.”

“Then, by all means, let’s see if we can make it easier for you, shall we?”

God, how she hated when he said that phrase. It usually preceded things that she didn’t particularly like. “Let’s get this spanking done, shall we?” “Let’s see how long you care to continue that snotty attitude, shall we?” “Let’s see if this paddle will make a better impression, shall we?”

“No, I mean, thank you for offering, but that’s okay. I’ll just stand…”

His chuckle silenced her, and she felt her face flush realizing how idiotic that had probably sounded, but the twirl of his finger indicating she was to turn back around had her hoping that he was in a forgiving mood. Once she was facing the corner again, it became clear that despite his chuckle, her daddy did not consider her offer humorous in the least. She felt his hands slip beneath her sweater and then his fingers unbuttoning her jeans. The sound of the zipper’s teeth ratcheting along its tracks followed as he leaned over her back to speak close to her ear.

“Let’s see if you’ll find it easier to focus on your naughty behavior with the part of your anatomy that will pay for those choices hanging out in the wind, shall we?” She wasn’t sure if she would have been able to answer even if his question hadn’t been rhetorical. A tug had her jeans beginning their descent and they didn’t stop until they were at her ankles. When fingers returned to slip into the waistband of her panties, she couldn’t help but clench her buttocks when they were slowly bared as he peeled the lacy blue fabric down. Once they rested on top of her jeans, she whimpered as the final barrier was removed with his lifting of the hem of her sweater.

“Hold this up, Elena. I want to see every inch of that naughty bottom.”

Taking the soft fabric in her hands, she pulled it up a bit, her entire body flushing with heat and yet she whispered, “But it’s cold.”

“Oh, sweetheart, Daddy has a solution for that as well.”

Excerpt 2:

R Rated – sex scene

“You’re cold!”

“Then how about warming me up?” he suggested.

She giggled but pushed him to his back and crawled on top, laying down along his length. “How’s that?” she asked.

“Pretty good, but I’ve heard that friction generates more heat.”

“It does?”

“Yes, baby, it most certainly does, but again, it seems that you doubt me?” He lifted her until she was sitting, her knees straddling his hips. His cock was already hard and more than ready to sink into her. “Lift up and put me inside you.”

She made that purr he so loved as she obeyed, slowly sinking down on his shaft until her little bottom was flush against his groin.

His hands on her hips, he smiled. “Now, friction is defined as the action of one surface or object rubbing against another.”

“It is? You mean like this?” she asked, lifting her body a few inches before settling back down.”

“Exactly. I knew you were a quick learner.”

He began to guide her, up and down, back and forth until she had her hands pressed to his chest, moaning as she rode him. “Put your hands behind you.” She obeyed, bracing her palms on his thighs. “Let’s try another bit of rubbing,” he suggested. Slipping his hand down, he began to stroke her clit as she moved, her back arched, her breasts thrust up, her head tilted back as she began to keen.

“That’s it, faster, baby. I want you to come. I want to feel your cunt clutching my cock,” he growled, his hips thrusting upwards, his fingers playing with her slippery little nubbin.

He almost lost his hold when she jerked, her cry filling the room as she shattered. She fell forward, her hands clutching the sheets as he used both hands to hold her in place as he chased his own climax while her walls continued to convulse around his cock. His shout was just as loud as he filled her, his breathing just as labored as he continued to erupt until he was empty.

It took him a moment before he said, “And that is the very definition of friction.”

“I think I love science,” she said.

Author Bio

USA Today and #1 International Best Selling and Multi-award Winning Author in Victorian/ Historical, Contemporary and Western Erotic Romance.

Fantasy is a world that offers endless possibilities. Whether you travel back in time to when the plains were open, take a journey to the cobblestone streets of London, take a stroll along the beach or walk through the streets of some foreign country, every letter of every word offers infinite possibilities. I love to write stories that take a reader on a journey, one they can disappear into and experience what might have been or what is to come. I never try to restrict myself to any one genre because there are just too many delicious possibilities out there and inside my head. I hope you will curl up in your favourite chair and take the journey with me. Happy Reading!

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Other Titles by Maggie Ryan

The Black Stallion Trilogy (With Alta Hensley)

Maddox, Book 1

Stryder, Book 2

Anson, Book 3

Women of Wintercrest series:

Louisa Revealed, Book 1

Lord Edward’s Law, Book 2

Claimed, Book 3

Lucy Surrenders, Book 4

Hunter’s Ridge series:

Lucy’s Journey Home, Book 1

Homecoming, Book 2

Reunion, Book 3

Blessed Beginnings, Book 4

Hunter’s Ridge Box Set

Divine Designs series:

Designed for Submission, Book 1

A Submissive’s Dream, Book 2

Haven’s Promise, Book 3

A Submissive’s Gift, Book 4

Lessons in Submission series:

Miss Summers’ School, Book One

Cherry’s Jubilee, Book Two

Lilly Blossoms, Book Three

The Red Petticoat Saloon series:

Jewel’s Gems

Rescuing Ruby Red

Diamond in the Rough

Gabe’s Golden Girl

Willamette Wives series:

His Passionate Pioneer, Book One

My Sassy Settler, Book Two

His Errant Educator, Book Three

My Capricious Cowgirl, Book Four

Corbin’s Bend series:

An Author’s Angst

Vintage Values

Ever Lasting Hope

My Charming Valentine

Masters of the Castle series:

Rosie’s Resolutions

Anthologies and Box Sets:

The Dark Forest

When the Gavel Falls (Masters of the Castle box set)

12 Naughty Days of Christmas Anthology 2014

Hero to Obey

Sweet Town Love

Royally Mine

Single Titles:

Charming Isabella

Summer Solace

Becoming His: The Teaching of Rebecca

Treasured Submission

The Christmas Pickle

Realizing Her Dream (w/ Laurel Jane)

A Little Sunshine (written w/ Abbie Adams)

Leather and Grace

Please Daddy

Suspended (Black Light series)

Audio Books:

His Passionate Pioneer, Willamette Wives Book One

Louisa Revealed, Women of Wintercrest Book One

Lord Edward’s Law, Women of Wintercrest Book Two

Claimed, Women of Wintercrest Book Three

Designed for Submission, Divine Designs Book One

A Submissive’s Dream, Divine Designs Book Two

Lucy’s Journey Home, Hunter’s Ridge Book One

Homecoming, Hunter’s Ridge Book Two

Treasured Submission

Charming Isabella

Summer Solace

Jewel’s Gems

Lilly Blossoms

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Release Day Blitz – Mechanic by Amber Bardan

There was one girl Michael knew like no other.
Her good side and her wicked.
Gabriella ran from her past and her shame. She turned from the part of herself that got the person she loved most into terrible trouble.
It’s been so long now, it’s like that past no longer exists.
When Michael sees Gabriella after a decade, the one thing he doesn’t expect is that she’d have no idea who he is.
But Gabriella always liked to play dirty.
So what if he has to use his skills as a Mechanic to tamper with her engine?
He’ll use every tool in his toolbox to remind her who he is and make sure she never forgets again.


After spending years imagining fictional adventures, Amber finally found a way to turn daydreaming into a productive habit. She now spends her time in a coffee-fuelled adrenaline haze, writing romance with a thriller edge.

She lives with her husband and children in semi-rural Australia, where if she peers outside at the right moment she might just see a kangaroo bounce by.

Amber is an award winning writer, Amazon Bestselling Author, and member of Romance Writers of Australia, Melbourne Romance Writers Guild, and Writers Victoria.

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Release Day Blitz- Rough Neck By Dani Wyatt

 

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Dahlia Ferrell emerged from the back of a black limousine and stepped right into my life. I knew the second I saw those curves hidden behind a loose pair of khaki pants and blue button down, I was all but lost. I’m not sure she’s even legal, but it doesn’t matter, I’ll wait. Nothing female has caught my eye in years and now I know why. I’ve been saving all of me for all of her.

But, fate has a strange way of throwing obstacles in the path to happiness. She snatched up my heart with her wild red hair and dimples, then as quickly as I found her, she was gone. Leaving me back on the road, towing my house behind me on my way to yet another lonely drill site.

Only this time, fate decided to add a new twist and give me a second chance. I’m not letting her out of my sight again. I’m not sure what a sweet, wonder like her could see in a man like me, but I’m done questioning. I’m taking what’s mine and anyone that thinks otherwise better be ready for a hella of a fight. I’m never letting her go.

Author’s Note: This little smoking hot read is all about a dirty man and a smart young lady who destiny decides to toss together. He’s a little older, a little rough and she’s sweet, innocent but don’t let that fool you. This heroine isn’t afraid to be herself and that’s just what this roughneck ordered. It’s instalove, possessive obsession from first glance.

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Dani Wyatt loves her alpha men; make them military, cowboys, MMA — any uber alpha with a wicked possessive streak and an insatiable libido. Receive a free exclusive unpublished title when you join Dani’s private readers group for updates, free chapters and discounts.

She’s a 40 something regular lady who just happens to love badass alpha males who pull your hair and love their women with a lethal passion.

When she’s not writing (which is not often) she is probably laughing about some irony (like A-1 Steak Sauce is vegan), riding her horse, wondering why The Walking Dead can’t have a new episode every night, or looking cross-eyed at some piece of technology sent to ruin her day.
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Feature Friday With Eric Battershell

I had the pleasure of meeting the amazing Eric Battershell this year I had seen his spectacular work all over facebook as well as on Books and to say I was amazed is an understatement. Eric has an amazing talent and I wanted to do this feature on him to show everyone his work.

 

Meet Your Photographer

 

Hello! Thank you for taking a few moments to find out a little bit more about me. I am Eric David Battershell and I am from Alliance, Ohio and currently reside in Uniontown, Ohio…12 miles down the exact same road that I grew on…with my wife, Julie, and our two children, Macy & Kyan. We also have our furbabies, who are never left out…Molly, Peony & Chi-Chi. My love for photography began when I was very young. I remember watching my late maternal grandmother with her rectangle shaped wind-up film camera and was fascinated by the flash bulbs that would rotate as each picture was taken. She loved documenting EVERYTHING…everything, to her, was a special memory. We would spend Sunday afternoons in her living room…the thick curtains pulled closed in order for us to view the pictures that she had sent out and had turned into slides. The projector would display the images on the living room wall and sometimes on her white retractable screen. Through the years, I began picking up the interest of capturing these moments. One of my first cameras was a disk film camera. I thought I was so cool with that camera in high school…hehe. I would take my camera everywhere. When I met my now wife, Julie, I “borrowed” her camera…never to really end up giving it back to her again. We would go away on vacation and she would tell me, “You aren’t enjoying yourself…you have one eye stuck in your camera the whole time!”. But to me, that WAS enjoyment for me. We travelled to beautiful places and I never wanted to forget the time that we spent there. The years would pass and my love for photography grew. We were married…went through several years of infertility…adopted our children and it was all just a hobby for me. I never imagined I would ever be able to make it a career…not something I would ever be successful at full-time. I would continue to photograph nature, wildlife, architecture, landscapes and so on. There was no limit to the things that I enjoyed photographing.

One day, in the dead of Ohio winter, my friend, Brigit, sent me an email. She told me that she spoke about me in one of her meetings at work. She worked at Akron General Hospital. She was on a committee for improving their patient’s experience and satisfaction. In recent months, they would display artwork, pictures, sculptures, etc. from local artists in the main lobby of the Heart & Vascular Center. Brigit mentioned my photography…my AMATEUR hobby at the time. She told me that she hoped I didn’t mind that she told them about me and that they would be contacting me to ask about the use of my images. WHAT? I only took pictures of flowers and sunsets…zoo animals and wildlife. Although Brigit was one of the friends in my life who kept pushing me to “do something more with this”, I had no idea what to make of the whole thing. So, the hospital contacted me, I gathered 53 5×7 and 8×10 prints, matted them very inexpensively and delivered them to the hospital to be displayed. They would be viewed by anyone passing through or relaxing in the large lobby. On February 21, 2009, I was sitting on my couch in my living room…exactly where I am at this very moment (on a different couch)…and Julie was in the kitchen. I was on my laptop and it hit me…I was going to create a business. We mulled over names. I had always loved the word “beacon”. I loved lighthouses and what they stood for…safely guiding ships to their destinations. That day, Beacon’s Light Photography was created. 

I would spend months finding my footing. I would continue to photograph nature and wildlife. Then friends and family began asking if I would photograph them or their families. I remember telling my cousin Cheryl, “Well, I really only photograph THINGS, not really people…”. I figured out a way to photograph people in the places where I loved photographing nature or urban settings. I waited until my business was about a year and a half of before photographing my first wedding…I needed to attend a few more weddings of friends to be sure I knew what I was doing. My first wedding was July 10, 2010…and I guess I did pretty well because I ended up photographing that groom’s sister’s wedding 5 years later! I would go on the photograph 10-15 weddings per year while working full-time at First Energy/Ohio Edison. But, I wanted more. I always wanted more. I STILL want more! I loved to travel. I thought I could begin photographing destination weddings, but I had to have my job at Ohio Edison to pay the bills. Late in the summer of 2011, Julie and I created an 8-month plan for me to leave Ohio Edison to become a full-time photographer. It was that same month that I would meet a local model/fitness competitor…and the vision changed completely. 

I promised myself when I created my business that I never wanted to be known only as a certain type of photographer. I loved photographing so many different types of things…I just never wanted to limit myself. So in the summer of 2011, I shot my first fitness modelling photo shoot. I loved the idea of working with models. I loved being creative and working WITH them to create images that meant something to both of us…a practice which I continue to pride myself using today. The final months of 2011 would pass and I found myself so intrigued by this new avenue of work. On April 27, 2012, I worked my final shift for Ohio Edison. I was free to travel…I was free to become something more. Remember, I still want more!

I thought that I would be leaving Ohio to shoot destination weddings…well, that was several years ago already and I have yet to photograph a destination wedding. Silly me…thinking I am in charge of the choices made in this life I have been gifted. I continued photographing fitness competitors and models. But at the time, there was no outlet that seemed to generate income. In June 2013, I was contacted by a NY Times/USA Today Best Selling Romance novelist. She was looking for an image for her next book and needed a certain model. I, again, was clueless on how this new process even worked. On June 11, 2013, I sold my very first image that would appear on a romance novel. No one…and seriously NO ONE, from my small town, would have ever expected me to begin marketing images for romance novels…not even ME! But I did and it was so much fun. My shoots were beginning to have a bigger purpose. I was collaborating with authors, who were passionate about the words they place inside these books, to create the faces of their stories. How fun! Since then, I have sold over 400 exclusive book cover images. I could not be more grateful for the opportunities and this book world has awarded to me. I have travelled to fitness competitions across the country and I have travelled not only in the US for photo shoots, but to several countries around the world. I have plans to visit continents that I have never been to before. I simply am blessed and honoured by the relationships built over these last 8 years in business. I am not stopping here. I have ideas…I still have wild dreams and I intend on keeping an open mind to new adventures that I cannot even think of on my own. So, how was I nicknamed The Happy Snapper (Snapper for short)? Sometime during 2013, I received a very nice message in social media from someone overseas. They said to me, “Well, you are one great snapper.” and I loved that word. I told a few people about the message and word began spreading through the industry that I was The Happy Snapper because I always TRY to keep things light and happy. I certainly don’t always, but I do my best! 

I thank you for taking this time to read my long-winded story. Trust me, this is the scaled down version. If you have further questions about the services I offer, please do not hesitate to visit my Contact section to find the best way to connect with me. Thank you to those who have shown your love and support over these years. I could not continue without your blessings. 

THANK YOU,

 

 

Now I want to show you all just some of Eric’s amazing shots im picking a handful of my favourites as I have so so many.

 

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Christian Petrovich & Lauren Biran

 

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Charlie Garforth

 

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Ryan Harmon

 

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Cody Criswell

 

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Tiffany Marie & Nick Bennett

 

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Drew Truckle

 

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Anthony Forte

 

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Tessi Conquest & Jamie Walker

 

Swoon worthy right 🙂 did y’all have heart palpitations at all Of Eric Shots I know I do everytime a new one gets posted. I cannot imagine how authors can choose 🙂 There just so wow.

Ok enough drooling its time to show you all some more awesomeness so from photos to covers that’s what I want to show you all next.

 

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Cover Model Burton Hughes

 

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Cover Model Tommy Barresi

 

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Cover Model Matt Zumwalt

 

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Cover Model Lance Jones

 

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Cover Models Christian Petrovich and Lauren Biran

 

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Cover Model Mike Chabot

 

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Cover Model Rick Van Den Bosch

 

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Cover Models Tiffany Marie & Nick Bennett

 

Links To Contact Eric

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Are you awed by his talent as I am 🙂 I hope you all enjoyed this feature on Eric Please do share share share 🙂 or comment below and tell me your favourite picture from Eric.

 

 

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