COVER REVEAL ~ DEAL WITH THE DEVIL by Meghan March

Wow, just look at this titillating cover for
Meghan March’s upcoming release,
DEAL WITH THE DEVIL releasing 15th January!

 

“You can put that man in a suit, but he’ll never be tame.”
One look at Jericho Forge and I knew the rumors were true. He was a predator, and he had set his sights on me.
I knew better than to bet more than I could afford to lose that night. I knew better than to bet myself. But desperation leads to bad decisions, and I thought there was no way I could lose.
I was wrong.
Now I have no choice but to make a deal with the devil.

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A New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels, Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She’s also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she’s ever had.

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SEDUCE ME by Kelly Elliot is LIVE!

Today we are delighted to share Kelly Elliot’s all-new second chance romance stand-alone,
SEDUCE ME

What happens when you’re forced to seduce the one person you vowed never to love?

You get screwed … in more than one way.

I walked out of Tucker Middleton’s bedroom seven years ago, leaving him hurt and angry. Now I need his help; the only way I can get it, is to make him think I want him back.

The only problem is we have silently vowed to hate one another for the rest of our lives. In order to get Tucker to help me—I have to seduce him.

Easy right?

Hell yes! I’m the CEO of CMI Consulting. If I set my mind to something, I make it happen.

Charleston Monroe is playing me for a fool. If she believes for one second I’m going to let her walk into my life to help her save the very job that ripped her away from me, she’s got another thing coming.

She thinks she can seduce me, and I let her believe she can. After all, I’m getting what I’ve always wanted.

Her.
 

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Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings.

Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few.

Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012.

Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings.

To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website: www.kellyelliottauthor.com

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COVER REVEAL ~ ALL OF ME by A.L. Jackson

A stand-alone forbidden romance in A.L. Jackson’s Confessions of the Heart Series…

Coming December 3rd

 

 

Title: ALL OF ME
Series: A Confessions of the Heart Stand-Alone Novel
Release Date: 3rd December, 2018

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Model: Micah P. Truitt

 

People call me callous. Arrogant. Ruthless.

I call myself tenacious.

One of the most powerful attorneys in Charleston, I don’t let anyone or anything stand in my way.

Until a chance encounter changes everything.

One glance.

One touch.

One night.

It only leaves me wanting more.

But Grace is off limits. Most people would even say forbidden.

Everyone knows an attorney can’t sleep with his client.

Too bad I already did.

And even with the threat of losing everything, I don’t know if I can stop myself from having her again…

 

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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, BLEEDING STARS, and FIGHT FOR ME novels. Grab A.L. Jackson’s latest novel, MORE OF YOU, the first stand-alone novel in her brand-new CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART series.

If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

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KISMET: Soulmates 3 by Sienna Grant is now available!

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Book: Kismet
Series: Soulmates 3
Author: Sienna Grant
Genre: M/M Romance
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Most people I knew had their whole lives planned out from a young age. In some ways, I did too.
I was career minded, wanting to follow in my father’s footsteps, but there was something unorthodox about me. Being a twin and having three brothers, I knew I was the odd one out. I always shrunk back and let them take over…
While they were eyeing up girls, I had my head stuck in a book.
I was always different, the complex one, I thought that was all it was.

Sometimes life doesn’t take the path you planned and you have to take life as it comes; the good, the bad and the complicated. When I met him, it was like my world aligned. I suddenly understood why I never fit the mould.
On the path to self discovery, I found my kismet: my destiny.
Who was I to question fate?

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I don’t know where to begin with this review…oh wait a minute yes I do ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! ~ Tracey & Helens Romance Blog

Oh wow what can I say about Kismet other than it’s brilliant…. an emotional rollercoaster that will have you in a tailspin, I had to leave writing my review for a few days as I was to emotional to write it.  ~ Goodreads Review

Sienna Grant has once again shown why she is the master or writing emotional master pieces. ~ Goodreads Review

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Sienna Grant is a British romance writer from the West Midland’s that decided to step into the world of writing a year ago and has since never looked back.
When she’s not writing, she’s a wife and mother to three children, two of which, are grown up.

She also loves to read most kinds of romance but always with a hint of realism.

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PICTURE PERFECT COWBOY by Tiffany Reisz is now LIVE!

Picture Perfect Cowboy by Tiffany Reisz

Publication Date: November 5, 2018

Genres: Western Romance / Erotic Romance

Published by 8th Circle Press & Tantor Audio

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Jason “Still” Waters’ life looks perfect from the outside—money, fame, and the words “World Champion Bull-Rider” after his name. But Jason has a secret, one he never planned on telling anybody…until he meets Simone. She’s the kinky girl of his dreams…and his conservative family’s worst nightmare.

Picture Perfect Cowboy is a western romance from USA Today bestseller Tiffany Reisz, set in her award-winning Original Sinners series. This category-length novel is the perfect jumping-on point for new readers!

* A heavily abridged version of PICTURE PERFECT COWBOY was previously published in the limited-edition EXPOSED anthology as the novella “The Watermark” (now out of print). This new edition contains an exclusive Original Sinners short story guest-starring Mistress Nora!

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Montana to Kentucky but still carrying the weight of the bulls he used to ride, Jason continually lives his life for everyone but himself. What I mean is that each person who knows him has expectations of what he should and shouldn’t be. The way he was raised was hard and brutal. Jason keeps part of him locked away never daring to bring the Master in him.

His meeting with Simone was pure divinity. If he’d not turned up for that appointment he’d have never had a chance to get to know her and ultimately spend four of the best days of his life in her company. Simone lives her life for her and her alone. Pink hair, tattoo and nose ring are just a small part of what makes her, her. She is a natural at what she does, in and out of the playroom. The term Pro Doms/subs was a new thing to this reader. I had never come across it in all the time I have been enjoying reading BDSM. It isn’t seedy or cheap. Simone takes it as a duty she enjoys and I believe she gets just as much out of it as the training Dom does.

The sexiness was through the roof. Very raunchy and done with full effect. Oftentimes safe sex is forgotten or never even mentioned in these types of books. Not a single time was it missed out here. The characters actively spoke about safety etc. making it feel far more lifelike.

‘He had a feeling he’d never get tired of kissing this girl. She knew exactly how to let a man lead a kiss and all the right sounds to make him feel like a man.’ 

Jason and Simone’s feelings for each other were very much insta-lust to insta-love, I’m not saying I’m not a fan because I am. Sometimes even in real life, you can meet someone on Monday and profess your undying love to them on Saturday. Life and the heart are fickle and strange, curveballs can and do come out of thin air.

Jason makes mistakes in this book and when he makes one particular mistake, I almost couldn’t believe he could be so dumb. I know some people take longer than others to wake up and smell the coffee but by the time he figured out, someone else could have picked the coffee beans, roasted them, ground them and then made enough coffee for a boardroom meeting. Maybe he fell off the bull one too many times and landed on his head; but seriously, I don’t know if I’d have been as forgiving as Simone was.

I could and did swoon over Mister S, even Jason felt the power and dominance that man wore like an expensive dinner suit. Each book in this series can be read as a stand-alone, and as I’ve never read this author’s works before, after this thrill ride I’ll be sure to check her out. Well done Ms. Reisz, and thank you.

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Tiffany Reisz is the USA Today bestselling author of the Original Sinners series for Mira Books and Mills & Boon, including the RT Book Reviews Best Erotic Romance 2012 winner The Siren and the LAMBDA Literary Award-winning The King. Her novel The Saint won the Romance Writers of America RITA® for best Erotic Romance in 2015.

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About 8th Circle Press

8th Circle Press is a Lexington, Kentucky-based publisher of literary friction. For more information, visit our website at www.8thCirclePress.com.

 

 

EXCERPT REVEAL ~ HATE NOTES by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

A standalone romance novel published by Montlake Romance

By: New York Times Bestselling Authors Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

Release Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Hate Notes final ebook coverIt all started with a mysterious blue note sewn into a wedding dress.

Something blue.

I’d gone to sell my own unworn bridal gown at a vintage clothing store. That’s when I found another bride’s “something old.”

Stitched into the lining of a fabulously feathered design was the loveliest message I’d ever read: Thank you for making all of my dreams come true.

The name embossed on the blue stationery: Reed Eastwood, obviously the most romantic man who ever lived. I also discovered he’s the most gorgeous. If only my true-love fantasies had stopped there. Because I’ve since found out something else about Mr. Starry-Eyed.

He’s arrogant, cynical, and demanding. I should know. Thanks to a twist of fate, he’s my new boss. But that’s not going to stop me from discovering the story behind his last love letter. A love letter that did not result in a happily ever after.

But that story is nothing compared to the one unfolding between us. It’s getting hotter, sweeter, and more surprising than anything I could have imagined.

Something new.

But I have no idea how this one is going to end . . .

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Model: Dusan Susnjar

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Please Note: Because Hate Notes is published by Montlake Romance, a division of Amazon, the ebook and paperback will only be available on Amazon. If you are an Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited member, you should NOT pre-order the eBook. The Hate Notes ebook will be free for both Prime and KU members on release day!

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EXCERPT

© 2018 Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
All rights reserved.

 

Grabbing my laptop, I searched my history and called up the last website I’d visited.
Eastwood Properties is one of the largest independent brokerage firms in the world. We connect the most prestigious and exclusive properties with qualified buyers, assuring the utmost privacy for both parties. Whether you’re in the market for a luxury New York City penthouse with a view of the park, a waterfront Hampton estate, or an enchanting chateau escape in the mountains, or you’re ready for your own private island, Eastwood is where your dreams begin.
There was a link to search properties, so I typed in the name of the place the woman had mentioned in the voice mail: Millennium Tower. Sure enough, the penthouse popped up for sale. For only twelve million dollars, I could own an apartment on Columbus Avenue with sweeping views of Central Park. Let me write you a check.
After drooling through a video and two dozen photos, I clicked on the button to make an appointment to view the property. An application popped up, the top of which read: For the privacy and safety of our sellers, all prospective buyers are required to complete an application to view properties. Only buyers that meet our stringent prequalification criteria will be contacted.
I snorted. Great prequalification criteria you have there, Eastwood. I wasn’t sure I had enough money to take the train uptown to get to that swanky place, much less buy it. God knows what I’d written that had qualified me.
I closed the website and was just about to shut my laptop and go back to bed again when I decided to take one more peek at Mr. Romantic on Facebook.
God, he was gorgeous.
What if . . .
I shouldn’t.
No good ever came out of ideas formulated while drunk.
I couldn’t.
But . . .
That face . . .
And that note.
So romantic. So beautiful.
Plus . . . I’d never seen the inside of a twelve-million-dollar penthouse.
I really shouldn’t.
Then again . . . I’d spent the last two years doing everything I should do. And where had that gotten me?
Right here. It’d gotten me right damn here—hungover and unemployed, sitting in this crappy apartment. Maybe it was time I did the things I shouldn’t be doing for a change. I picked up my phone and let my finger hover over the “Call Back” button for a while.
Screw it.
No one would ever know. It could be fun—getting all dressed up and playing the part of a rich Upper West Sider while satisfying my curiosity about the man. What harm was there?
None that I could think of. Still, you know what they say about curiosity . . .
I pressed “Call Back.”
“Hi. This is Charlotte Darling calling to confirm an appointment with Reed Eastwood . . .”

 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in two dozen languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over 1.5 million books sold, she is a twenty-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels.

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Other books for Vi & Penelope

The Rush Series (2 Book Series)

Rebel Heir
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Rebel Heart
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Dear Bridget, I Want You

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Mister Moneybags

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Playboy Pilot

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Stuck-Up Suit

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Also available on Audible and Paperback

KFF’S  4 ★ Review ➜ HERE

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Cocky Bastard

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The Naked Truth

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Sex, Not Love

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Beautiful Mistake

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EGOmaniac

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Bossman

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The Baller

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KFF’s 5 ★ Review ➜ HERE

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Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)

Beat

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KFF’s 5 ★ Review ➜ HERE

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Throb

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KFF’S  5 ★ Review ➜ HERE

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MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)

Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter Series, Book One)

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Worth The Chance (MMA Fighter Series, Book Two)

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Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter Series, Book Three)

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The Cole Series (2 book serial)

Belong to You (Cole Series, Book One)

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Made for You (Cole Series, Book Two)

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Standalone novels

Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel) by Vi Keeland & Dylan Scott

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First Thing I See

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Other books by Penelope

LOVE ONLINE

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GENTLEMAN NINE

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DRUNK DIAL

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MACK DADDY

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ROOM HATE

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KFF’S  4 ★ Review ➜ HERE

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STEPBROTHER DEAREST

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NEIGHBOR DEAREST

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SINS OF SEVIN

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Stepbrother Dearest

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JAKE UNDONE (Jake #1)

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JAKE UNDERSTOOD (Jake #2)

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GEMINI

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MY SKYLAR

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Co-written novels with Vi Keeland

THE RUSH SERIES (2 BOOK SERIES)

REBEL HEIR

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REBEL HEART

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DEAR BRIDGET, I WANT YOU

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COCKY BASTARD

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STUCK-UP SUIT

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PLAYBOY PILOT

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MISTER MONEYBAGS

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FOUND BY YOU by Heather Carver & A.K. Layton is now available!

We are thrilled to share Heather Carver & A.K. Layton’s all-new contemporary romance,
FOUND BY YOU

 

Sometimes getting lost is the only way to be found.

Annaliesa James and Kenslie Walker have been planning the European trip of
a lifetime since their freshman year of college. Now, with graduation
behind them, they’re ready to set sail. One last hoorah before they move
away to conquer their own dreams.

They’re a few days from leaving when Kenslie’s boyfriend, Everett, throws a
wrench in everything, sending her to Europe with a broken heart.

The ever-meticulous Annaliesa has the trip planned to a tee until a twist
of fate leaves her stranded alone with a mysterious stranger who becomes an
unlikely friend. Ryker helps Anna let her hair down and learn to live in
the moment.

Kens is shocked when Everett suddenly appears, causing her to make a rash
decision, which results in her being separated from Anna.

As Kens and Anna search for each other they find more than they ever
expected, but is it enough to mend a broken heart and open another to love?

Content Warning: contains sexual content and strong language

 

FOUND BY YOU is now available on all platforms for #99pennies limited time ONLY

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© 2018 by Heather Carver and A.K. Layon
All rights reserved.

 

Kenslie

It takes just a minute for Everett to close the distance between us, and I
can feel his mood change. His arms encompass my body, cradling me while I
cry. I tuck my head into that familiar spot on his chest, desperate to burn
it into my memories, because soon that’s all Everett will be. The memory of
the first boy I ever really loved.”Kenzie. Hush, baby. It’s going to be okay.” His strong hands smooth my
hair, comforting me. “I love you. I don’t want to fight. Now isn’t the
right time to talk about this, you’re right.”

I can hear the desperation in his voice. He knows just as well as I do
where this is going, and I love him for wanting to spare my pain for as
long as possible.

Pulling back out of his arms, I wipe my eyes on my sleeves and blow out a
brave breath.

“It seems love isn’t enough for us, not right now at least. I can’t give up
my dreams to stay here, and you feel the same way about not leaving. If one
of us gives in, we’ll just end up resenting each other in the end. I love
you too much to ever want to hate you.”

I pause, steadying my voice, as I look up at Everett, only to look quickly
away. The foreign tears hiding in the corners of his eyes are going to have
me a complete, utter wreck any moment now.

“I’ll have most of my stuff out by tomorrow night. I’m sure Anna will let
me keep it at her place. You can have all the furniture.”

“You’re the one leaving me, for the record,” Everett says sorely.

“For the record?” I roll my eyes. “Yeah, well, for the record, I’m the one
who’s a crying mess, I’m the one who’s said I love you a dozen times, I’m
the one who thought about marriage and our big picture, not you.”

“I don’t want this. I love you too. Tell me what I can do to make you
stay?”

I can hear the desperation in his voice as he takes a hesitant step toward
me, and it makes me want to rethink my decision. Maybe I can find a
hospital locally, even though I was turned down for my top choice local
jobs I’d applied for months ago. I’d have to start small and work my way
up, but I could do it, I tell myself hopefully. But a voice in the back of
my head tells me that I deserve more. That I’ve worked hard for more.

“You can’t,” I finally say.

“Then what good would chasing after you do?” Everett says with a scoff.
Turning, he slams his hands on the table, and the loud thud bounces off the
happy memories and pictures hanging on the walls.

“Thank you.” I pause, trying to stay collected. “Now we’ve both broken my
heart.”

 

 

 

Meet Heather

Heather Carver was born and raised in the Pacific NW. However, if she could
live anywhere it would be a tropical beach.

She’s a wife and mother of three children, who keep her quite busy with
sports and activities. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with
friends, traveling, spending time outdoors, and exploring new adventures.

While Heather didn’t become a book lover until her twenties, she’s happy
that she finally found the book world; finding it the perfect stress
releaser, and a way to fill nights of insomnia.

Heather enjoys chatting with fellow book lovers, and you can connect with
her at any of the following:

Email | Facebook


Meet A.K.

A.K. Layton has always been one to play by her own set of rules. In her
youth she enjoyed writing poetry as it gave her a creative outlet that had
no restrictions. Now, after years of reading all types of romantic novels
she decided that she wanted to write stories her way. She pushed ahead as
only a natural born Taurus can, with shear stubbornness and determination.

She resides in Oregon with her husband and two children. When she isn’t
over committing herself for school functions, playdates, and volunteer
activities she enjoys watching MMA fights, taking advantage of the
beautiful Oregon Coast, and reading until the wee hours of the night.

A.K. Layton would love to hear from you and can be contacted at the
following:

Email | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter