Sunday, March 31, 2013

Blooming Love Blog Hop!

Welcome to my stop on the Blooming Love Blog Hop!

I am hoping to keep this one simple. Follow via GFC and comment with your email for a chance to win your choice of either of these ebooks...

Leo (Signs of Love #1) by Mia Sheridan


Evie and Leo met in foster care as children and formed a bond of friendship. As they grew, their bond turned to love and they vowed to make a life together when they turned 18 and were no longer a part of the system.

When Leo unexpectedly gets adopted as a teen and he moves to another city, he promises Evie that he will contact her as soon as he gets there and come back for her in a few short years. She never hears from him again.

Now eight years later, in spite of the odds, Evie has made a life for herself. She has a job, she has friends, she's content. Then a man shows up out of the blue, claiming that her long lost love, Leo, sent him to check up on her. The attraction between them is undeniable. But, should she trust this sexy stranger? Or is he keeping a secret about what his connection to Leo is really all about and why Leo disappeared all those years ago?

New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Battered Not Broken by Ranae Rose


War and violent crime cut deep - can love for another person run deeper than the scars left behind?

Ryan Moore forged his own path when he defied his wealthy family's expectations by joining the United States Marine Corps as an enlisted man. After a period of service that's cut short by an IED explosion, the lingering physical and mental effects of war result in an isolated struggle to exist in the civilian world. He throws himself into competitive MMA fighting - the one thing he's still able to excel at, even if every match is a risk he can't afford to take.

His first encounter with amateur female fighter Ally Rivera ignites a spark of desire he hasn't felt since before a bomb left its marks on his life and his body, but his flirtation with her turns out to be anything but harmless. She's struggling to hold together a family ravaged by violence - a feat that isn't easy when her father has been imprisoned, leaving her vulnerable to relatives who run a local gang. Can two unrelenting fighters overcome challenges they couldn't defeat alone, or do the wounds of war and crime run too deep for even love to heal?

Full-Length Novel. (Approximately 110,000 words.)

Battered Not Broken is an erotic romance - contains explicit sexual content.

Giveaway is open International as the prize is an ebook. Ends at 11:59pm (EST) on April 15, 2013 Winner will be announced April 16, 2013

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Review: Heartstrings (Conquest #6) by S.J Frost

Goodreads Summary:

When violinist, Nicholas “Las” Lamont would make his treasured violin sing, he could transfer the emotion of every piece to his listeners. That was before his passion faded. As Las performs the last concert on his tour, he realizes his lackluster playing goes against everything he used to love about music and he has two choices; rediscover his love for music, or stop playing.

Quinn Patrick, the leader and drummer of the Scottish rock band, Lions Rampant, lives for music. The instant he and Las meet, Quinn sees in him a man with a beautiful gift, but who’s lost his way. He wants nothing more than to bring back the sensitivity and passion that made Las the virtuoso he is.

The more time Las spends with Quinn, the more he learns about what it is to love music. But if he’s to truly find happiness, he must open his heart not only to music again, but to Quinn as well.

My Thoughts:

I didn't think S.J Frost would ever be able to write another couple to rival the affection I have for Jesse and Evan...but oh my she has done that here! I fell hard for Las and Quinn! A violinist and a rockstar in a kilt, does it get any better than that?!

I still love Jesse and Evan (Conquest #1), but Las and Quinn are a very close second. They share an instant connection and don't bother fighting it. This book is yet another that I will read over and over again. I very highly revommend this entire series. These guys will cause laughter and tears, leave you breathless, yet at the same time make you ache for more.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5*

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Big Cocks and Shamrocks Giveaway Blog Hop!!

Woo Hoo! Another amazing Giveaway Hop! I am featuring one of my favorite M/M books today.

Conquest by S.J Frost

Vocally gifted singer, Jesse Alexander, has dreams of taking his band, Conquest, to the top. Evan Arden was thought of as a musical genius when at the height of his career he vanished from the spotlight. Together, their relationship is just as intense as their music careers. With success pushing down on them, Jesse must decide between his life of music, or his life with Evan.

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- glow in the dark erotic dice

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Lucky in Love Blog Hop!!

Lucky in Love? Well, are you? It's a time of luck and wealth...or not. With each romance we find ourselves in a new world of love and memories. Are these just by chance? Is it luck? Welcome to your second annual Lucky in Love Blog Hop where we want to hear about your love, your romance, and how much you love St. Patrick's Day!!! Are you wearing green? Ready to get pinched...or you like that?

I have been very lucky in love to have found my soul mate. The man has been my everything for nearly a decade and we are just as much in love now as we were then. St.Patricks Day has always been special for us as it is the day we found out we were having a son. Now eight years later we still look back and smile :-)

What makes St. Patricks Day special for you? Do you have any traditions or fun plans?

Almost 300 bloggers have giveaways and posts about those men we love!

But that's not all....

We have TWO grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times! Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize:
A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card (International)

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A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!
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Can love survive when life gets Reckless?

When the band hits it big, Kiera and Kellan must ask themselves:
Can their love for each other survive the constant pressures of superstardom? The friendships they've formed, the new family they've found, and the history they've forged will all play a part in helping them navigate the turbulent waters of the band's exploding popularity. A greedy executive hell-bent on success, a declining pop star looking for an edge, and a media circus that twists lies into truths are just some of the obstacles the lovers will have to overcome if they are going to remain together. Fame comes with a price-but will it cost Kiera and Kellan everything?

I think Kellen and Kiera were very Lucky in Love. The drama and obstacles they overcame made this trilogy a must read! I just finished Reckless today and I will be posting my review this week so be sure to stop back and see it.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Promo Tour: Drama Queens With Love Scenes

Title: Drama Queens With Love Scenes

Author: Kevin Klehr

Release Date: December 21st, 2012

Genre: Speculative Fiction / Gay Romance


Close friends Allan and Warwick are dead. They're not crazy about the idea so to help them deal with this dilemma are Samantha, a blond bombshell from the 1950s, and Guy, an insecure angel.

They are soon drawn into the world of theatre -Afterlife style, with all the bitchiness, back-stabbing and ego usually associated with the mortal world. Allan also has a secret. He has a romantic crush on his friend, Warwick, but shortly after confiding in his new angel pal, his love interest falls for the cock-sure playwright, Pedro.

Not only does Allan have to win the heart of his companion, he also has to grapple with the faded memory of how he actually died.


The music had become upbeat since we entered. Nellie gently swung her hips while one hand snapped in rhythm to the beatnik-like tune. The drummer and the guitarist played it hip in dark sunglasses, as if posing for a fashion shoot. The spiky haired bass player soulfully strummed his instrument like it was an extension of himself. I wanted to be his groupie ready to take on his deep throbbing melody.

Around us, groovy patrons found their swing. With arms waving and bodies gyrating, they crowded the floor.

“Is this jazz feel too cool for you, Guy?” I asked.

He propped his chin on both hands, staring at us through blurry eyes and gesturing more gracelessly as the orange liqueur took hold.

“In this state,” he mumbled without moving his jaw, “I could even listen to Barry Manilow.”

He downed his drink as if it was water waiting for a marathon runner.

“Come on guys,” I said. “There’s a party in full swing. Why aren’t we dancing?”

I shuffled my feet into the crowd, holding hands with my drinking companions. We oozed into the jumbled rhythmic pulse of the bodies twisting and spinning around us. There was no Warwick or Pedro here to make me sad, just a group of friendly strangers sharing the beat.

Guy created his own tempo as his hands clapped out of synch. Even his wings got into the act, making him look like a seagull caught in a fishing net. Maudi’s upper half gyrated back and forth, yet still poised like the cultivated lass she was.

I danced with them but somehow in my own space, wanting to shed my skin and take the joy of this party home with me, albeit with just the bass player. The primal pulse of his talents would inject the same life into me as he was to his instrument. We’d come alive, sweaty, breathless, ecstatic!

“Allan, darling,” said Maudi. She leaned over to my ear like Mata Hari about to share a password. “That bass player is sober. You are drunk.”


“So if you approach him you’ll look like a sleazy rogue.”

“How did you know I was interested in him?”

“Sweetheart, nobody here can miss your unsavory curiosity. You’re slobbering over him like he’s a juicy peach.”

“And how I’d love to nibble on that peach. And that banana as well.”

“Dear, take the matter in your own hand. No one will get hurt.”

“What about friction rash?”

She shook her head. As she pulled away, Guy gazed at me, clawing his hand and purring like a tiger. Was he sending me up or saying he was horny as well? I considered it. My sex life was on life support, but would I go to hell for sleeping with an angel?

From that moment on, the rest of the soirée was a bit of a blur. I recall being chatted up by a sexy bald headed gent in a white safari suit, or at least I’d like to think he was chatting me up. Guy danced on one of the tables to a jazz version of “Shaft.” Hearing Nellie croon “Shaft” was equally bizarre. A dreamy guy was sung “Happy Birthday” while blowing out candles on a cake. Some poor elder tripped backward onto the cake. I think a group of girls helped him scrape the baked delights from his shirt, but they seemed a little anorexic so perhaps they were just hungry. I believe a man was dancing in white boxers, or maybe he was a stripper?

“Here, try this.”

While my head was filled with delightfully twisted fantasies of me and the bass player, the birthday boy sidled up and shoved his finger in my mouth. Rich gooey white chocolate melted down my throat.

“Is that the sample pack?”

“If you play your cards right. Besides, I have a mad desire to show off my birthday suit.”

“Do I get to blow out the candle?”

He grabbed the back of my head and pulled my mouth to his moist lips. Our tongues swam, locking us to each other. An addiction I didn’t want to break. I could hear the bass urging me to take this man home. Its sensual strum wouldn’t lead me astray. But this man would, with all the right moves.


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Author Bio:

Kevin lives with his long-term partner in their humble apartment (affectionately named Sabrina), in Australia’s own ‘Emerald City,’ Sydney. From an early age Kevin had a passion for writing, jotting down stories and plays until it came time to confront puberty. After dealing with pimple creams and facial hair, Kevin didn’t pick up a pen again until he was in his thirties. His handwritten manuscript was being committed to paper when his social circumstances changed, giving him no time to write. Concerned, his partner, Warren, snuck the notebook out to a friend who in turn came back and demanded Kevin finish his novel. It wasn’t long before Kevin’s active imagination was let loose again. His longest running passion is a weekly radio program he produces with Warren for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander station, Koori Radio. Since 2004 they have been discovering music, both new and old, and interviewing local artists and community leaders. Every Friday night, The Rhythm Divine is heard across Sydney and via the world wide web.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Review: Blood Rush (Vampire Erotica #1) by Michelle Fox


In a world where vampires are real, blood is a financial asset and sex mixed with blood commands the highest price.

Myra Danson is in desperate need of cash for her ailing mother and when she has the opportunity to join the shadow world of blood courtesans, she jumps before she looks. Soon she's sharing a bed with the handsome Kristos Anastos, but then bullets start to fly and she finds herself running for her life.

Kristos assumes the attack stems from his enemies hoping to destroy him, but it quickly becomes clear that Myra is the real target. Worse, she's falling in love with Kristos, but is the sexy vampire friend or foe?

Blood is money and Myra's may be worth the most of all. A past she never knew existed has come to claim her and she'll be lucky if she only ends up dead.

An erotic romance novella of 21,000 words--much longer than a short story, but shorter than a novel. Please note this is part one of a two part story. Part two will be released in April.

My Thoughts:

I am so torn! I loved this story, but I want book two Now! Ugh I hate cliffhangers especially when the story is phenominal. However I will be reading the sequel immediately upon its release! I just have to know what will happen next...

I loved the characters and the unique and unexpected storyline. I really enjoyed the plot twist as well. I was completely enthralled from the first page to the last and totally shocked that it was over. I want more! I know it will be worth the wait though.

I very highly recommend this title as well as Michelle Fox's work. She certainly knows how to captivate her readers.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5*

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Review: Vanished Pride (Seven Sin Sisters #4) by Paloma Beck

Goodreads Summary:

Seven sisters are entwined in a legacy larger than ever expected. One by one, they’ll find their mates from the Valendite Breed, a group of near-immortal men, and secure their place in history. The trouble now is Paige. She has too much pride to go down easily so when confronted by her mate, she convinces him to give her more time.

Donovan agrees to Paige’s plan until things around him start to go wrong. He’s losing his concentration, making mistakes on critical missions for the Terrorist Elimination Unit (TEU), and now he’s assigned as Paige’s bodyguard.

Donovan’s only weakness is his need for a mate to carry on the Breed. Now that he’s found Paige, the time has come for him to claim his mate. Taking Paige in hand might be the only choice he has as forces continue to mount against the Breed. Their Pronouncement will need to be sooner rather than later.

My Thoughts:

Is the rest of this series available yet?! Seriously though, this series is just that amazing. If they were all available I would read them back to back.
I loved Donovan and his DD (domestic dominance). He was exactly what Paige needed even if she took awhile to admit it.

I very highly recommend this entire series! They have the perfect blend of paranormal, an air of mystery and are just smoking hot! They are all fast reads that are easily consumed, but will leave you lusting for the next book. Overall Rating: 5 out of 5*

Review: Master Knight (Masters of Tabu #1) by Gray Dixon


Marcus Knight, entrepreneur and CEO of Knight Enterprises, is a Dom with a darker side. After a nasty divorce, he’s sworn off any emotional involvement with any woman. By accident he meets a woman at a party when he travels to New York City for business. She’s too young and inexperienced with his lifestyle. Or so he thinks.

Khari Bradford is small town girl in search of fame and fortune on the Broadway stage. On a chance meeting, she meets an older man who captivates her. Within a short time, she becomes his newest submissive, but wonders how she ended up with him instead of on Broadway.

Will her new aspiration have her lose both dreams, Broadway and her Knight after discovering he has no intentions of staying in New York or with her? Will Marcus return to Dallas and give Khari her dream, but lose the woman who makes his heart sing?

My Thoughts:

I was immediately pulled into this story and couldnt put it down. I loved it! I thought the way Marcus and Khari met was nothing short of destiny. I was so glad that Khari woke up and realized she was wrong before it was too late.

If this book is the foundation for whats to come from the series then I am sold. I can not wait for more! I would very highly recommend this title to any fans of BDSM books.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5*

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Hearts of Ishira by Bethany Aan (Promo & Giveaway!)

Title: Hearts of Ishira

Author: Bethany Aan

Release Date: September 16, 2012

Genre: Romantica (Erotic Romance)


When Arianna wakes on a strange planet, she is the only human able to communicate psychically with the big, sexy Thorsani warrior who rides in with his men to rescue the Earth women from their crashed space transport. The Thorsani, humanoid but descended from sentient cats eons ago, are also marooned on this planet they have named 'Ishira'.

Hunter and his brother Jace are Commander and lead physician of Ishira colony. When the captured women tumble into their lives, the small Earthlings turn the men's world upside down. The girls bring drama and heartache, laughter and light...not to mention the first opportunity for sex in more than ten years. And though she's the oldest of her group, Hunter and Jace find themselves drawn to the lovely, curvy Arianna.

For Ri and her ladies, their tumultuous new life takes a very interesting turn when they discover that the Thorsani way is to marry in teams of men...

About the Author:

Bethany has been a fan and a writer of romance, science fiction/fantasy, and erotic fiction for more than twenty years and is thrilled that the reading market has finally caught up to her love of all three so that she can share the stories she's always dreamed of writing.

Bethany Aan lives in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina with her husband and their dog, Loki.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Cover Reveal: Coffee and Cockpits by Jade Hart

Coffee and Cockpits by Jade Hart

Publication date: March 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
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By day, Nina Poppins is a professional flight attendant, who lives to travel, and isn’t afraid to chase her dreams. By night, she’s an award winning salsa dancer who wears sexy corsets and garter belts. She keeps her two lives separate, and none of her colleagues suspect that cool, demure Nina has a hot, spicy side.

Liam Mikin is a co-pilot who can get any air-hostess he wants with one blazing look of his blue eyes, and he wants Nina. He knows her secrets and is determined to win her affections.

Nikolai Rivers is an aircraft engineer who can dance as well as Nina and enjoys getting hot and heavy with her on the dance floor. But frustration chafes him at being held at arm’s length. However, his opportunity to break her exterior comes when an airplane malfunctions on a flight to Samoa, stranding all the crew on the Pacific island indefinitely.

Liam and Nikolai see each other as a challenge and start a race to be the first to earn Nina’s attention, but what they didn’t count on was the consequences of being island-wrecked, or the problems that come with fighting for the same girl...

Designed by Megan from Abuse of Reason.

About the Author:

Jade Hart is a self-confessed book worm who is happiest glued to a lap-top with an eternal battery life and typing up stories running rampant in her head.

Her three favorite things are:
1. Unlimited books on an Ebook Reader
2. Cracking the sugar on a creme brulee
3. Bunny rabbits

Jade currently resides in Middle-Earth, but has lived in Australia, England, and Hong Kong and uses her many travel experiences as muses for her work.

Author Links: Jade's Website / Goodreads / Facebook /Twitter

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Untouchable Blog Tour & Giveaways!


Picking a boyfriend can be murder, but for Annalisa Winslett, it might end up being the literal death of her.

No one at Pensacola High School suspects the girl they know as Annalisa McKinnis to be a wealthy heiress in hiding, but things begin to unravel when two new guys enroll.Both guys are gorgeous, and bothare trying to win her over. The only problem is that one of them has a million dollar contract toputa bullet in her.

This book is the beginning of a wild ride in a trilogy that will make you wonder if the power of love can truly conquer all.

When her pure and innocent heart is offered to him, will this coldand empty hitmanfall, or will he remain untouchable?

My Thoughts:

In a word...Breathtaking. I was immediately pulled into this book. There is romance, suspense, drama and action. This book wasn't lacking for any of those. It held my attention from start to finish to the point where I had to stay up until it was over.

It was amazing to read and see the emotions being awakened within the characters. They had a very close connection and it just blossomed beautifully.

There was also a bit of mystery in figuring out which guy was the hitman. I myself was back and forth between the two until it was revealed.

I am going to be continuing the series very soon. I think this book is a must read for New Adult fans!

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5*

Book Info:

Title: Untouchable
Series or Standalone: Series, Untouchable is the first book in the Untouchable series.
Author: Lindsay Delagair
Release Date: July 30, 2011
Genre: New Adult Contemporary

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About the Author:

Lindsay lives in Florida on the west coast. She is married and has three children. Although she holds a degree in technology, writing full-time (someday) is her dream job.She enjoys different genres, but always comes back to writing romance.

Lindsay's Novels:

Heart of the Diamond (published)

Untouchable Trilogy:

Untouchable - Book 1

Unforgiveable - Book 2

Untraceable - Book 3

Kingdom Hill

The Substitute (novelette)

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Undertow by Elle Chardou Excerpt and Giveaway!

Title: Undertow
Author: Elle Chardou
Release date: Feb 03, 2013
Genre: Contempory Romance
Age Group: New Adult
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Book Description:

Evie Sandstrom has always had secrets. She has grown up with them and now they are coming back and chipping away at her confident facade. Always one for an adventure, she decides to leave after college break and spend the summer in Boston.

The Irish Gangster...
Finn Reilly is not only a bad-boy drug dealer but he is also Evie's first love. When they meet again in Boston, sparks begin to fly and although they share one huge secret that should have destroyed them forever, it unites them at a time when she needs all the help she can get.

The French Model...
Evie's mother, superstar actress Athena Donahue, has remarried to Etienne Fournier, a model who is eighteen years her mother's junior and wants to get to know Evie in more ways than one.

Once Athena drags her daughter back to L.A. under dubious circumstances, she is within the sights of Etienne yet out of the sights of Finn. Can they resolve their differences and will true love prevail or will life get in the way and spoil their chances of happiness?

About the Author:

Elle Chardou is a world traveler and author of several different series.

Ms. Chardou is the author of The Ties That Bind Trilogy,The Atonement Series, The Hart Family Saga, The Vamp Saga, The Supernaturals, Beginnings: Book I (The Plague) series.

She is currently working on Only Love (The Atonement Series), Queen of the Immortals, Book 3 in the Vamp Saga.

Ms. Chardou has lived abroad in Stockholm (Sweden), Manchester (England), Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay area and Portland. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Undertow Excerpt:

     My heart beat faster as I followed the eye-play between Finn and Brandon. Richard stood again and walked over to me. From the corner of my eye, I saw Finn's fingers flex and knew this wasn't a good sign but Brandon moved quietly to his side and whispered something in his ear to calm him down.

     "You look see. I never forget a face and I know I have seen you before so why don't you fill me in on who you are... rich girl?"

     I stared into Richard's gray eyes. "My mother is kind of famous. She's an actress but I'm not here on some kind of power play. Finn really is my boyfriend and my life is all fucked up. It isn't as glamorous as you think. I don't get along with my mom and I don't know my dad all that well. Let's just say I am much more comfortable where I an now than I ever was in L.A."

     He laughed though there was no mocking in the expression from him. "I can take one look into those hard blue eyes of yours and know life hasn't been easy for you. You're damaged goods, girl, but Finn always has been good at the tough cases. I can see why he wants to protect you. You can take care of yourself -no doubt about that- but there is some part of you that has been hurt and you're incredibly vulnerable."

     Richard touched my chin and lifted my face higher until our eyes locked. "I look forward to seeing you again."

     He let me go and walked over to Finn and Brandon. "This has now become a two man operation. I don't mind Evie comin' but Fiona and Dylan have to go. I won't deal with people who are out of it. People who are intoxicated or high have itchy trigger fingers and I don't need to be shot by some tweaker who thinks I am a danger when all I am doing is having a conversation. You two got that?"

     "Yeah we figured this would be their last time coming along on a drop once you saw how loaded they were." Finn murmured in a soft voice.

     I turned toward the three men and watched as Finn and Brandon gave their car keys to two of Richard's buddies.

     "The product will be replaced by your money as usual. After that I suggest you guys all stay around for a couple of drinks, at least until most of their Oxyballs have worn off and they're making enough sense to go home without running either one of you two in a ditch."

     The rest of the night was spent in Richard's elaborate club where Finn and I got to dance the night away but the adrenaline still rushed through my veins. We didn't get a chance to talk until we settled in our own private booth next to the one Brandon, Fiona, Dylan and some vacuous blonde he'd picked up along the way were sharing.

     I sipped on an ultra-dry martini while Finn nursed a bottle of Guinness since he had to drive back to Boston that night. My eyes wandered to his face only because we were within kissing distance and I could see the shadow of his five o'clock shadow but since he was faired haired I felt it more than saw it. His crystal blue eyes sparkled with enthusiasm and sexual energy.

     "For some reason I thought drug running was so scary but with you, it just seems normal, a simple transaction." I finally said before our lips found one another's.

     Finn was a terrific kisser and when his tongue prodded my lips open and the sweet yet bitter aftertaste of Guinness left its mark in my mouth, it was so much easier to go a little further than we had intended to. He pulled me closer and his hands found my bare back before one of his hands settled over my firm breast and squeezed gently.

     I pulled away then though his hand didn't move away from my breast. I shivered uncontrollably and found myself imagining so many scenarios between us, I felt naughty just thinking about them.

     "Actually, Rich is a very cool customer. I like dealing with him but some of the others... it's not this smooth. It also doesn't help that Dylan can't seem to stay sober. I knew it was only a matter of time before he barred him from coming to anymore drops. The only thing that Rich is paranoid about are people with itchy trigger fingers and he has an issue with druggies. His mother was a crackhead and he grew up similar to Brandon... only difference is his mother was black and his father was some Frenchman she fucked while he was passing through Haiti. He was born here in America and thus considered an 'anchor' baby but she stayed sober enough to accomplish getting her citizenship and then everything went to hell in a hand basket so to speak."

     Finn swigged from his Guinness and continued, "A lot of us haven't had the easiest of lives and that's why Dylan's insipid excuses about why he can't stay sober fall on deaf ears. You guys had grandparents' who loved and worshipped you. A lot of us didn't even have that. I grew up not knowing who my father was... just that he was some Yank my mom had a few fun nights in the sheets with. How do you think that makes me feel? Do you think it makes it easier knowing he's a pureblood Irishman -whatever that is supposed to mean when you think about the sheer amount of times Ireland has been conquered and the various tribes of people who have raped and pillaged our nation?"

     "Agreed but I'm still struggling with why you didn't want me to come." I looked down at his gorgeous, naturally pink lips because it was easier to concentrate on his mouth than those eyes that never lied.

     "Isn't it obvious?" Finn tilted his head toward mine and looked deeply into my eyes. I couldn't break contact not even if I wanted to. "I'm not worried about you taking care of yourself because I know you too well. I was afraid you would become addicted to the adrenaline rush. Babe, I know you - already you like it too well."

     I smiled before I kissed him again. "You're right... I do."

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The first installment of The Atonement Series.

Deirdre Bardot is a PhD student at Harvard and on her way home for Thanksgiving when she finds out her father has been murdered in a vicious hit and run by a drunk driver.

Forced to piece her life together after such a traumatic event, Deirdre moves back to Seattle to be closer to her younger sister, Caitlyn, and their mother.

When her psychiatrist, Dr. van der Meer, suggests she needs to get away from it all and take a vacation, her best friend decides to introduce her to a friend of his who has more or less the same idea. Colin is perfect: he's good looking, self-deprecating and sexy as hell but he also happens to be the Dr. van der Meer's son.

Deirdre finds herself falling hard for a guy she barely knows and one who is equally into her as she is into him. They decide a trip to Western Europe together is the perfect way to get to know one another a whole lot better.

Then an unspeakable and random act of violence occurs one night and Colin realizes he is forced to reveal a secret to Deirdre he has been hiding...a secret that is breaking him, and in doing so to free his conscience, he just might destroy the relationship he has created with Deirdre and lose her forever.

Publisher's Note: Due to mature adult themes, sexually explicit scenes and adult language, this novel is not suitable for minors under the age of 18.

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