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BabyBeMine300What the mind forgets, the heart remembers.

Since the moment Katy Thompson transformed from annoying tagalong to desirable woman, Gage Jenick has awaited his chance. When she kicks her boyfriend to the curb, he doesn’t hold back—in spite of the next day work assignment that will take him completely off the grid for two long months.

After a head injury sustained on a storm-swept road, Katy can’t remember her own email password, much less how the little pink “positive” on the pregnancy stick got there. Barring an influx of midichlorians, she’s at a loss to explain what happened, or when…or with whom.

Suddenly Gage is back in her life as if he has a right to be there. While she vividly remembers the crush she had on him, she’s no one’s charity case. But another thing she’d forgotten was just how stubborn Gage can be—especially when her domineering ex tries to stake a claim…

Warning: An unforgettable night that gets forgotten. A crazy redneck ex, and a hero who’s ready to take on the world, and his past, for his heroine.

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Baby, Be Mine is about family—the one you’re born into and the one you chose. Katy’s big brothers haven’t so much put her off limits from suitors, but there are moments when even fairly rational men can be completely surprised by the twists fate throw at them.

It’s this brotherly love I find a lot of fun to play with in the Thompson & Sons series. Baby, Be Mine is a bonus book in a series that focuses on the four boys in the family.

 

Katy’s story is uniquely her own—and full of equal parts of heartbreak and joy.

 

Take a peek at dinner with the Thompsons. All four brothers, dad, and Gage, as Katy lets slip a vital bit of information…

 

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She glared at him. “Forget it, Gage. We might be seeing more of each other in the future if you get your head out of your ass, but the only reason will be because you might be the father of my baby.”

What?

The question exploded from five male throats at the same moment.

Katy lifted her chin, cheeks red, her chest heaving. “Yes. I’m pregnant. No, I’m not sure who the father is, although Gage insists he could be. It’s either him or Simon, and that’s all I’m going to say about this tonight because I’m sick of all of you. Good night.”

She twirled on her heel and stomped from the room, the door slamming shut after her. Gage wavered between running after her and staying to explain to the guys.

He never saw it coming. The fist that connected with his jaw made stars burst before his eyes, and he stumbled backward before landing on the floor, five very angry faces staring down at him.

“Shall we bury him alive in the back forty?” Mitch asked, wiggling his fingers to shake out the blow he’d delivered.

“Hang him in the garage. We can use the welder’s torch and skin him first.”

Gage shoved aside the anger inside that wanted to flare like a torch. “Let me explain, dammit.”

Clay dragged a hand over his head then gestured his brothers aside. He extended his hand to Gage.

Gage eyed it with distrust.

His friend snorted. “Look, you surprised us all, but I’m not going to beat you any further, and neither will the others.”

“Speak for yourself,” Len drawled. “What the hell is going on, Gage?”

“Boys, let him up.” Keith Thompson pushed through his sons to cast an unreadable stare upon Gage.

Gage accepted his friend’s help and was dragged to his feet. His hand rose instinctively to his face to cup his stinging jaw. “I can explain.”

He gave the best short version he could. All the while their disapproval weighed down on him.

“Dammit, Gage.” Clay paced away. “And now you’ve gone and put her back up. Idiot.”

“Thanks for telling me something I didn’t know.”

Len looked disappointed. “Does this mean we’re not killing him and hiding the body?”

Mitch rested a hand on his shoulder. “Not today, but there’s still hope for tomorrow.”

 

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Thompson & Sons

 

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One Sexy Ride (Len) will be out in the summer

Let It Ride (Clay) in the fall

A Wild Ride (Troy) in the early winter.

 

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Who remembers that great song by The Divinyls, Pleasure and Pain? If I had to pick one song that Simone, the heroine of my five part erotic romance, Every Part of You, would consider her theme song, it would be that one.

 

Simone likes pain. A lot. Simone’s a masochist…but not a submissive. Writing her was interesting because of this. Masochism and submission so often go hand-in-hand that it can be hard to imagine a person not merely enjoying but craving pain, without also wanting to submit.

 

From Every Part of You: Resists Me (#2)

 

“I don’t like being tied up. Or spanked as discipline.” The tone of her voice had gone from light to slightly harsh, but she didn’t work too hard to change it. “I will never, ever wear a collar. I won’t call any man Master.”

He smiled then, finally, and though it was far from that brilliant one she’d had the luck to catch the night they’d been together, it was better than the frown. “No. I don’t imagine you ever would.”

She smiled, too. “I like you, Elliott Anderson. You’re smart. You have a good job. You’re sexy as hell–”

He snorted soft laughter at that and shook his head.

“And you like to hurt women when you fuck them.”

That stopped his laughter as fast as it had begun. The frown was back, this time accompanied by furrowed brows. He didn’t deny it, but obviously he didn’t want to admit it, either.

“You like it,” she repeated softly. “And I like it. So where’s the harm in liking it together?”

He shook his head again. Harder, this time. “You have no idea.”

“About what? What I like?” It was Simone’s turn to frown. “Because I can guarantee you, I’ve had enough time to figure it out. I mean, this wouldn’t be the first time a dude’s tried to tell me what I like or not–”

“No. Not about what you like. About what I like. I don’t. Like . . . that,” Elliott said.

He was lying to himself. She knew it, but wasn’t going to call him on it. Taking a chance, Simone sidled a little closer. “All I’m saying is, maybe we could give it a try.”

 

Elliott, on the other hand, won’t admit that he has sadistic tendencies. As much as he also gets off on giving Simone what she wants, he refuses to explore what he considers a darkness inside him. Even when she encourages him to embrace it, Elliott can’t.

 

Needless to say, this causes a lot of trouble between them, because Simone is a woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid, embarrassed or ashamed about it. Getting it is a little harder, because most of the men she finds who are willing to give her the pain she craves also want to dominate her. So when she realizes Elliott gets off on hurting her but doesn’t expect her to serve him, there’s no way she’s going to give up on him. No matter how grouchy he is about!

 

Simone’s chin went up. “Fine. Listen, I don’t beg. I don’t chase. I don’t need to.”

“I’m sure you don’t.” It was a compliment that sounded vaguely like an insult, and it stung her unexpectedly.

She pushed away from the desk. “Enjoy the scones.”

He reached to snag her sleeve as she passed. “Wait a minute.”

She waited without looking at him. Elliott let her wait, but he didn’t say anything. Finally, she turned. “What?”

“You don’t know me,” he said.

She gave a pointed look at the scones. The coffee. The napkins. Then at him. She raised a brow.

“No?”

His mouth thinned. “No, Simone. You don’t.”

“Fine,” she said again.

“I know you think I’m a dick.”

She laughed then. “Oh. Yeah. Definitely.”

“I’m sorry,” Elliott said.

“No, you’re not,” Simone told him as she took up his phone from where he’d left it on the desk. She programmed something into it quickly and put it back. “But when you are, I guess you know where to find me.”

When she’d gone, he thumbed the screen to check what she’d done. It was easy to see, since she hadn’t closed the address book. She’d left him her phone number.

 

 

Shakespeare’s the one who said the course of true love never did run smooth, and that’s especially true in Simone and Elliott’s case. The more she tries to give, the less he refuses to take. It’s a back-and-forth denial and acceptance that drives her crazy with frustration, yet something about each of them keeps the other coming back for more.

 

Every Part of You is a five part erotic romance serial, perfect for readers who like the tease and anticipation of waiting for the next installment, as well as for those with a little more patience who want to wait for the entire story to release so they can indulge in the entire tale at once.

 

Every Part of You: Tempts Me, available 2/4/14

Every Part of You: Resists Me, available 2/18/14

Every Part of You: Taunts Me, available 3/4/14

Every Part of You: Denies Me, available 3/18/14

Every Part of You: Takes Me, available 4/1/14

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Blurb for Every Part of You: Resists Me (#2)

The dance has begun. Simone’s ready to follow all her desires, but reluctant Elliott isn’t ready to take the lead.

After teasing Elliott into going dancing with her, Simone seduces him. She knows what she wants and isn’t afraid of asking for it, and Elliott appears to be as eager as she is to see where their passion takes them. The sex is electric, but Elliott is taken aback by his response to her, and when Simone reveals her kink for pain to him, he’s unable to accept it and tells her he doesn’t want to see her again.

And then they’re both invited to the same party.

 

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MARKED: Three stories of passion, possession, and ink

Stories can take us from our everyday world into the future, or to places in the current here and now that we’ve never before been. They can show us heat, and passion, and in the case of an anthology, provide more than one trip to a fabulous happily-ever-after.

Kit Rocha, Lauren Dane and Vivian Arend welcome you to MARKED. Three brand new stories we’re thrilled to share with you.

We’re stopping off at some our favorite blogs with some steamy excerpts. Each of us has pulled a snippet from our novella following a chosen theme, to give you a taste of what you’ll find in MARKED. The theme for this post?

~~~First Glimpse of HER~~~

 

Beyond Temptation

Kit Rocha returns to Sector Four in BEYOND TEMPTATION. A promise to a dying friend backfires when Noah Lennox finds that the girl he was supposed to rescue is all grown upand wearing OKane ink. He wants to protect her from the secrets of their past, but she wants him. And an OKane woman always gets what she wants.

~*~

Music washed over Noah as he slipped through the door, a rough bass line that pounded in time with his heart as

Emma gripped the hilts of the knives strapped to her sleek thighs and circled her hips with a raw, knowing sexuality that had Noah’s dick half-hard already.

Emma was stripping at the most infamous bar in all eight sectors, a fact that would have been crazy enough all on its own. But tattoos curled around her wrists, cuffs that stretched from the tops of her hands halfway to her elbows, a sight only slightly less infamous than the bar. Members of Dallas’s gang wore those cuffs, inescapable proof that she really had joined up with the O’Kanes.

Appreciative noises rose from the crowd as Emma slipped the sharp end of one blade under her shirt, slicing the tight black cotton right down the middle. It pulled away, baring her breasts–and the taut pink tips of her nipples.

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Rocky Ride

Take a ROCKY RIDE with New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Vivian Arend as she leads you back to the Six Pack Ranch. Anna Coleman might be the law around Rocky Mountain House, but bad boy Mitch Thompson knows that under the stiff RCMP uniform is a woman with a passion for speed and pleasure that matches his own, and hes not giving up until shes his.

~*~

Mitch grinned harder, pushing her against the car before she could run away and clean up the signs of their wild debauchery. He pinned her in place, his hands pushing her wrists to the roof as he slid one leg between her thighs and held her bare ass to the car door. Her dark brown hair was a mess tumbled about her shoulders, her pupils still full and dark against her pale blue irises. The flush on her cheeks from the wild sex, not some maidenly blush. “I like you dirty,” he admitted.

Her eyes flashed brightly for a second before she pulled on her cop uniform. Not the navy slacks and powder-blue shirt, but the mental shield she wore. As real as a tangible piece of fabric, Anna transformed before his eyes from his sexy, uninhibited lover to the woman who wrote up tickets and toed the line.

All the lines. All the time.

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All That Remains

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lauren Dane takes you into a brand new world in ALL THAT REMAINS. Summer Killian falls fast and hard when Charlie arrives in Paradise Village. But the heat turns all the way up when she learns Charlie is also with Hatch the man she loved three years before. While shes not sure shes cut out for a triad, neither man is going to give her up.

~*~

“I met someone. She’ll be at the social tonight.”

Hatch already had his cap tucked in his back pocket but he smiled as he took some bread and cheese as they headed out the door. “You work fast.”

“This one is different . I think. Strawberry blonde. Big blue eyes. Freckles. Flirts just right. Her mouth, Christ, baby, she’s got a mouth on her that may be as lush as yours. It’s the woman from the path last night. I didn’t see all of her in the dark, but in the full morning sun she’s beautiful.”

“You know I love redheads, but I have a deep weakness for those pale strawberry blondes.” Hatch slid his sunglasses up his nose and it felt to Charlie like he was changing the subject. “You’re antsy now, aren’t you?”

“Not antsy really. I just… she’s different. I don’t know if I can say why. Made me think about roots and a woman to fit in that space in our life.” He shrugged. Of the two, Charlie knew who was the more sentimental one.

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I love reunited stories. In HIGH SEDUCTION, the hero and heroine have a troubled past, and getting them to their happily-ever-after future is the goal. Along with helping them survive dangerous Search & Rescue situations, and the addition of unexpected troublemakers.

 

But the moments of juggling the past? So much fun.

 

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Out of nowhere a sense of complete dread struck. What were the odds? How was it possible? But Erin was nearly positive before she’d seen the proof.

Her bar stool was slowly rotated until she looked into the deepest of sky-blue eyes matched by the sexiest smile.

“Of all the gin joints, right?” Tim drawled. “You’re looking lovely, kitten.”

A shiver rolled up her arm as he took her hand and delicately lifted it to his lips. When he paused, waiting for per- mission, she knew what she had to say. What she had to do.

Get the hell out of there. Run. Hide. Do anything but dip her chin slightly and give the man permission.

She should have known he couldn’t simply arrive and throw her world into a whirlwind. The dark blue dress shirt he wore lay open at the collar, the colour complementing his deep tan. The scruff that had covered his chin earlier in the day was shaved clean, so clean she wanted to rub against his skin to test the satiny smoothness. His hair was slightly unruly as if he’d recently dragged a hand through it, or crawled out of bed after hours of sweaty sex…

…and this was not where she wanted her brain to go. Not really. Tim didn’t help her stick to platonic thoughts, though, as he slowly rotated her hand until her palm lay upward. Then he gently kissed the inside of her wrist.

There was no way anyone could have missed her reaction. The entire damn bar might have shaken along with her body.

“I take it you two know each other?” Phillip didn’t try to hide his amusement.

Tim didn’t let her go, but simply answered the question without taking his gaze from where it was fixed on Erin’s face. “We’ve met a time or two.”

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You can find their story in HIGH SEDUCTION, available today in digital and mass market paperback.

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Adrenaline Search & Rescue, Book 3

3. High Seduction

LIFELINE: an elite search-and-rescue squad based out of Banff, Alberta. Specializing in high-risk rescue missions,
this team goes wherever the job takes them… 

As the chopper pilot for the elite Lifeline search-and-rescue team, Erin Tate is used to handling power. Calling the shots in the air is one thing—in the bedroom it leaves her cold. What she wants is a man strong enough to strip away her control.

Paramedic Timothy Dextor has a wild card reputation, and the dark appetites to prove it. The only thing missing is a woman he can share them with. Landing a position on the Lifeline squad puts his old flame back within reach. He already knows what Erin needs, and this time he’s not letting her go.

But when an emergency throws Erin and Timothy together in unanticipated ways, the stakes are raised—on the job and off. Now they’ll both discover the real meaning of control…and the risks that come from falling in love.

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Lincoln Campbell knows better than to engage in hot after hours sex in the office. He’s the boss and, attraction or not, his assistant, Thea Marshall, is off limits. Or she was. But the next day brings more than morning after regrets. The internal company investigation points to Thea as the one who passed proprietary information to the competition and everything blows up.

Now, four months later, Linc knows Thea was innocent and goes in search of her at her family’s mountain cabin. He’s ready to apologize. He’s not ready for the pregnant woman who answers the door.

Thea refuses to feel guilty. She needs to tell Linc he’s going to be a daddy, but the idea of facing off against the man who called the police and had her arrested isn’t exactly her idea of a good time. She just needs a few more weeks of privacy and she plans to take them…until Linc shows up at her door and refuses to leave.

With the storm rolling in and the snow piling up outside, Linc and Thea are forced to deal with their past and the attraction that still beats strong between them. Stranded, Linc reaches out, determined to show Thea the real man behind the suit.

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February 18, 2014

 

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What the mind forgets, the heart remembers.

Since the moment Katy Thompson transformed from annoying tagalong to desirable woman, Gage Jenick has awaited his chance. When she kicks her boyfriend to the curb, he doesn’t hold back—in spite of the next day work assignment that will take him completely off the grid for two long months.

After a head injury sustained on a storm-swept road, Katy can’t remember her own email password, much less how the little pink “positive” on the pregnancy stick got there. Barring an influx of midichlorians, she’s at a loss to explain what happened, or when…or with whom.

Suddenly Gage is back in her life as if he has a right to be there. While she vividly remembers the crush she had on him, she’s no one’s charity case. But another thing she’d forgotten was just how stubborn Gage can be—especially when her domineering ex tries to stake a claim…

Warning: An unforgettable night that gets forgotten. A crazy redneck ex, and a hero who’s ready to take on the world, and his past, for his heroine.

*~*~*

 

February 18, 2014

 

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New series coming out by Maya Banks in 2014. Woot! 🙂

LETTING GO, February 4, 2014
GIVING IN, May 6, 2014
TAKING IT ALL, September 5, 2014

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Josslyn found perfection once, and she knows she’ll never find it again. Now widowed, she seeks the one thing her beloved husband couldn’t give her. Dominance. Lonely and searching for an outlet for her grief and wanting only a brief taste of the perfection she once enjoyed, she seeks what she’s looking for at an exclusive club that caters to people indulging in their most hedonistic fantasies. She never imagined that what she’d find is the one man who’s long been a source of comfort—and secret longing. Her husband’s best friend.

Dash has lived in an untenable position for years. In love with his best friend’s wife and unwilling to act on that attraction. He’d never betray his best friend. And so he’s waited in the wings, offering Joss unconditional support and comfort as she works past her grief, hoping for the day when he can offer her more.

When he finds her in a club devoted to the darker edges of desire, he’s furious because he thinks she has no idea what she’s getting herself into. Until she explains in detail what it is she wants. What she needs. As realization sets in, he is gripped by fierce, unwavering determination. If she wants dominance, he is the only man who will introduce her to that world. He is the only man who will touch her, cherish her…love her. And the only man she’ll ever submit to.

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Kylie sees the way Jensen looks at her. The dark promise in his eyes. That rough edge of dominance she knows he possesses. But dominance is the one thing that frightens her above all else. She and her brother barely survived a childhood steeped in violence and abuse. She could never give up total control and submit to a man. Especially a man like Jensen. Could she?

Jensen sees the shadows in Kylie’s eyes. Knows he has to tread very carefully or risk losing any chance he has with her. All he wants is the opportunity to show her that dominance doesn’t equal pain, bondage or discipline. That emotional surrender is the most powerful of all, and that to submit—fully to him—will fulfill the aching void in her heart in a way nothing else ever will.

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Chessy and Tate have been married for several years. In the beginning, their relationship was everything she wanted. Passionate. All consuming. She offered her submission freely and Tate cherished her gift with a tenderness that made her feel safe. Content. Wanted. And loved beyond all measure. But as the years have gone by, Tate has become more immersed in making his business the success it has become, and Chessy has taken a back seat to his business obligations. Growing unhappier with the status of their once blissful marriage, Chessy knows that something has to give. Or they stand to lose it all

Tate loves his wife. Has always loved her. Providing for her has always been his number one priority. But lately she’s seemed unhappy, and he’s worried. Worried enough that he arranges for a night together that he hopes will reignite the fire that once burned like an inferno between them.

But a business call at the wrong time threatens everything. Chessy’s safety, his concentration, his wife’s faith in him as her husband, a man sworn to love and protect her above all else. Gutted with the realization that he’s going to lose her—has *already* lost her—he readies for the fight of his life. Whatever it takes, he’ll get her back. And prove to her that nothing is more important than her love. And that if she’ll allow him to prove himself one more time, he’ll take it all. Everything. But he’ll give far more back. Himself. His undying love.

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