SCROLL DOWN FOR THE GIVEAWAY! He may have a high price on his head, but all outlaw Jack Bowdre ever desired was a second chance. Now he's been arrested and on his way to jail, completely unaware that his unexpected —and unexpectedly beautiful— traveling companion is none other than Nora Kane...his mail order bride. It's too bad Nora doesn't know Jack is her groom-to-be. All she sees is a scoundrel. But when their stagecoach crashes, they’re suddenly handcuffed together and running for their lives with nothing but the clothes on their backs. A posse behind and unforgiving terrain ahead, how long can they survive? Hounded by desperate men bent on stopping them by any means necessary, Nora and Jack find the love they both desperately want. But the question remains: will they have a chance to claim it? PURCHASE THE BOOK │iBooks │ Amazon │ Indiebound│ │Barnes and Noble│Kobo│ PRAISE FOR SAVING THE MAIL ORDER BRIDE: “Broday continues her Outlaw Mail Order Brides historical Western romance series with an interesting premise…” -- Kirkus “The adventure and dangers kept the pages turning - delivering quite a few surprises and heart-pounding moments. And generously balanced in were moments of peace and beauty.” -- Sunshine Lake Reviews “I loved every deep ravine-gun blazing-twist of this book.” -- Glenda (Goodreads reviewer) “Linda Broday has spun another great adventure that is full of surprises, has you rooting for the outlaws and people of Hope's Crossing, and wanting some ‘lawmen,’ ‘businessmen,’ and other ‘questionable men’ to find their deaths. It'll make you question who should be called an outlaw in this period of time.” -- Stephanie (Goodreads reviewer) I'm a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty historical western romance novels and short stories. I reside in the Texas Panhandle on land the American Indian and Comancheros once roamed, and at times if the breeze is just right, I can hear their voices whispering in the wind. Texas’ rich history is one reason I set all my stories here where cowboys are still caretakers of the land. I’m inspired every day by their immense dedication and love for the wide-open spaces. When I’m not writing, I collect old coins and I’ve also been accused (quite unfairly I might add) of making a nuisance of myself at museums, libraries, and historical places. I’m also a movie buff and love sitting in a dark theater, watching the magic unfold on the screen. As long as I’m confessing…chocolate is my best friend. It just soothes my soul. WEBSITE ║ FACEBOOK ║ PINTEREST ║ TWITTER GOODREADS ║ LINKEDIN ║ BOOKBUB VISIT THE OTHER GREAT BLOGS ON THE TOUR: 5/7/19 Character Interview All the Ups and Downs 5/7/19 BONUS Post Hall Ways Blog 5/8/19 Review Book Fidelity 5/9/19 Excerpt StoreyBook Reviews 5/10/19 Review Carpe Diem Chronicles 5/11/19 Guest Post The Clueless Gent 5/12/19 Review Reading by Moonlight 5/13/19 Top Ten List That's What She's Reading 5/14/19 Review The Book Review 5/15/19 Author Interview Forgotten Winds 5/15/19 BONUS Post KayBee's Book Shelf 5/16/19 Review Chapter Break Book Blog Blog Tour Stop hosted by KayBee's Bookshelf, A Literary Blog Instagram | BlogLovin' | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter #fiction #blogger #virtualbooktour #authorpromo #bookpromotion #booksales #writers #urbanfiction #Books #eBook #BookBuzz #BookMarketing #spotlight #socialmediamarketing #kaybeesbookshelf #author #featuredpost
I am so excited that TAKEN BY THE PHANTOM by Isabella King is available now and that I get to share the news! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Isabella King, be sure to check out all the details below. This blitz also includes a giveaway for a $10 Amazon Gift Card and also this framable art of Phantom of the Opera, International, courtesy of Tempest Books and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post. About the Book: Title: TAKEN BY THE PHANTOM (The Phantom of the Academy, #1) Author: Isabella King Pub. Date: May 14, 2019 Publisher: Tempest Books Formats: Paperback, eBook Pages: 200 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon READ FOR FREE ON KU! I’ve never felt at home at Juilliard. My stagefright always makes me choke when I’m under the spotlight, something my classmates enjoy watching. But when I’m dragged into a new world—where singing is more than a talent, it’s magic—I can’t hide my voice anymore. This new power is tempting, but terrifying forces swirl around the kingdom of Cantus. Missing girls, rivals at my new academy, Rebels, demons slaying people in the street—and it all leads back to him. The mysterious, powerful Phantom, who lurks beneath the school and demands he be my teacher—demands which soon grow into something deeper, darker. But if I want to survive this place, or have any hope of going home, I may have no choice but to give in to him… and all he desires. Author's Note: Taken by the Phantom is the first book in a Magic Academy Romance series that will set your heart--and other parts of you--on fire. Excerpt: Phantom. And for once, I cannot help myself. I am scarcely more than shadow, not nearly as full in form as she or Suzanna. Perhaps she will not notice or name the sensation of touch. Perhaps she will believe it a cast of the magic. Perhaps, perhaps, she will know it is me. Just her hair. A touch. It is all I need. I lean close to her, alight my fingertips upon her arms. I am not fully man, but half in shadow, and yet I can feel the rain soaked into the cloth, the heat of her skin just beneath. She inhales sharply when I touch her, lips parting further, eyelids fluttering. Shh, I think. A moment more. One touch. She grants me my wish, her eyes remaining shut, and leans back ever so slightly, almost imperceptibly, into me. I draw nearer still, savoring the ripple of her hair, stirred by my breath. I am close enough I could press my lips to the vital curve of her neck, close enough I could slide my hands over her breasts, pull her flush against me, test the fit of her curves against mine. What pleasure is there in that? She arched herself against me when we met in the Hall of Mirrors. She consumed her own fear like the snake’s tail and came out stronger for it. Yet now her eyes remain closed. I suddenly want to scream at her to open them. To look at me, to touch me, to want me. And yet she does not. She is little more than silk, supple against me, shaped by my contours. I press myself closer, my body against hers, and brush my fingers along the length of her arms. Still she remains in the rhapsody of Suzanna’s closed-eye song, and still the darkness swells between the light in heady thrusts. But Krissy does not sober. She rests her hands in my palms, her thin fingers like porcelain, dainty and fine, mine in black leather, monstrous beside them. With me beside her, she is a sun in eclipse, half-swallowed by darkness. Her breathing has deepened; it matches mine, step for step. We are in tandem as I press myself to her, the curves of her hips, fuller in contact than in sight. That hunger inside of me stirs once more. Against the swell of her body, I harden and smother the alien urge to gasp. Then her fingers tighten on mine, and at once there is silence. About Isabella: By day, Isabella King is just another small-town gal hiding behind her Mac. But by night she’s a fire-breathing, sword-wielding, ass-kicking heroine—just like the ones in her books. She’s determined to better the world, with her sword or with her pen, one adventurous love story at a time. Website Giveaway Details: 1 winner will win a and also this framable art of Phantom of the Opera, INTERNATIONAL. Tour Stop Host- KayBee's Bookshelf, A Literary Blog Instagram | BlogLovin' | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter #fiction #blogger #virtualbooktour #authorpromo #bookpromotion #booksales #writers #urbanfiction #Books #eBook #BookBuzz #BookMarketing #spotlight #socialmediamarketing #kaybeesbookshelf #author #featuredpost #rockstarbooktours
"If Lorelai Gilmore of Gilmore Girls was dropped into a thriller, it might resemble this appealing novel." --Kirkus Reviews Scroll down for the giveaway! Thirty-eight-year-old Nicole Adams has given up on finding love. The single mother focuses on the two things she cherishes most—her sixteen-year-old son Justin and her art—while relying on the support of her friends Mike and Jamie and her loyal sister Caroline. When she convinces a prominent Los Angeles museum to feature a large-scale installation of her ceramics work, she thinks her life has finally turned a corner. Then Justin brings a girl, Daniela, home to spend the night. Daniela’s angry parents have thrown her out of the house because she’s pregnant with Justin’s child. Shattered, Nicole takes Daniela in and by doing so is drawn into the inner circle of Daniela’s family and a frightening world of deceit and violence. Nicole struggles to keep life going as normal. Forced to deal with people she doesn’t trust or like, fearful for the future of both her son and the grandchild they’re expecting, Nicole wonders if she can do what she tells Justin to do: always have faith in yourself and do the right thing. THE BOOK REVIEW This was my first read by this author and I was pleasantly suprised. The author did such a good job of pulling you into the story and inside Nicole's mind. Her life did indeed take two major turns in two separate occurrences. One occurrence will set her up to make her dreams of becoming a legitimate artist come true. The other will have her on the page of becoming a grandparent or a victim. I didn't read the synopsis beforehand as I wanted to be suprised. Initially, I was a bit put off with the "flowery" language. In describing the surroundings in the opening scene, the author used very descriptive verbiage, which was not the issue. It was only an issue, because it became a bit to wordy. However, as the story progressed I saw why she did it initially. I could feel the age of "Bernice" and the fear traveling the "Trail of Terror". Let me tell you I was gripping my Kindle each time someone had to travel it. The author introduced us to Nicole's circle of family and friends. The characters were all well developed and the story flowed so organically that I was in each scene wit them. Justin's despair during his dilema with Daniella. Mike's longing for his friend. Caroline's pain at the potential demise of her marriage. The odd dynamic between Mike and Nicole that was really more of a healthy relationship than Nicole could admit. You will probably want to yell at her like I did for walking in denial. Then we have Boyd, Viviana and Daniela. This trio would bring danger into Nicole's quiet world and the author was able to build the suspense with a slow burn that had me anxious and yet fearful of what would come next. I don't want to reveal too much of the story. Anne Pfeffer delivered on formatting, character and plot development and structure. Once the story got going, it was going and you can't put it down. But don't take my word for it, add it your bookshelf on Goodreads and pre-order it via Amazon. What We Do for Love: A Novel is a standalone story written by award-winning author Anne Pfeffer. Website | Twitter | Goodreads Giveaway Details: 1 winner will receive a $25 Amazon GC, International. Tour Provided by RockStar Tours Visit other great stop on the Tour Schedule: Week One: 5/6/2019- Jena Brown Writes- Review 5/6/2019- Lone Tree Reviews- Review 5/7/2019- BookHounds- Excerpt 5/7/2019- Rainy Day Reviews- Excerpt 5/8/2019- Life With No Plot- Review 5/8/2019- Lisa-Queen of Random- Spotlight 5/9/2019- KayBee's Bookshelf, A Literary Blog- Review 5/9/2019- Novel Novice- Excerpt 5/10/2019- Lifestyle Of Me- Review 5/10/2019- A Dream Within A Dream- Excerpt Week Two: 5/13/2019- the suburban lifestyle- Review 5/13/2019- Wonder Struck- Review 5/14/2019- Tyto Forest- Spotlight 5/14/2019- Colorimetry- Excerpt 5/15/2019- Lisa Loves Literature- Spotlight 5/15/2019- Daily Waffle - Spotlight 5/16/2019- Books A-Brewin'- Excerpt 5/16/2019- Two Chicks on Books- Excerpt 5/17/2019- Jaime's World- Excerpt 5/17/2019- Parajunkee- Spotlight Tour Host - KayBee's Bookshelf, A Literary Blog Instagram | BlogLovin' | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter #fiction #blogger #virtualbooktour #authorpromo #bookpromotion #booksales #writers #urbanfiction #Books #eBook #BookBuzz #BookMarketing #spotlight #socialmediamarketing #kaybeesbookshelf #author #featuredpost #rockstarbooktours
Cassandra Dyer, who lives in England (UK) , is a new face on the romantic fiction scene. With gentle nudging from her father, she has turned her hobby into a new career. When she was younger, she had dreams of being a fireman to which her mother would respond with a chuckle and state, “You can’t be a fire man you can be a fire woman”. Well she didn't become a fireman, but she did have another dream. A dream that would be the inspiration behind her first written story. Ms. Dyer published her first story in October 2017 at the age of 21 while attending school and working toward a degree. She hasn't forgotten the feeling of seeing the manifestion of her hard work in the form of a physical copy of her book. Seeing the great job the cover artist did with capturing her needs including the speech bubbles she specifically requested made it all feel real. Her current schedule includes educating herself and ensuring that she squeezes in her "me" time. Self-care is very important. A few things that are a part of her self-care regime are movie nights with friends and family, traveling, cooking, feeding the ducks and aiding the homeless. If you see her out and about on one of her excursions, you just might see her texting or recording story ideas to herself in her phone when the need strikes. New readers, you can join her current, very vocal, readers in Ms. Dyer's reading group on Facebook. She has a lively group that she engages with regularly. In the immediate future, we can look forward to a new standalone in June. She's mum about the characters and story for now, but stay tuned. In the meantime, please visit Cassandra's landing page on Amazon to purchase her current catalog, which includes the Love and Success Series. You can engage with the Author in her reading group on Facebook or Instagram article written by KayBee Instagram | BlogLovin' | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter #urbanfiction #blogger #virtualbooktour #authorpromo #bookpromotion #booksales #writers #urbanfiction #Books #eBook #BookBuzz #BookMarketing #spotlight #socialmediamarketing #kaybeesbookshelf #author #featuredpost
The upcoming release, Mine for Never, from Author Kaia Rae is a debut novel about sort-of second chances, friendship, love, and settling somewhere in between. It is set to be released on May 16th. The Author is currently offering a giveaway of 10 advanced readers copies in exchange for honest reviews. If you are interested, please DM the author via Instagram or Twitter. Get ready to be taken for an emotional ride in this page turner. Pre-order is available via Amazon. Devin: It was a chance meeting that never turned into anything more. I had a shot with her but put my business frst. I always chose business. All was forgotten and I never thought twice about the date that never occurred, until the day she appeared in my office. Now she’s standing in my boardroom as my newest publicist and I want a second chance. Turns out, she’ll let me back in her life, but only as a friend. Now, I get to work with her as she dates half of Manhattan. Te thing is, though, I’m Devin James and I get everything I want... or at least I used to. Bali: He was the sexiest man I had ever met and when he asked me to dinner I couldn’t refuse. He never showed and I moved along just fne until I’m told I’m running his newest opening. Now I have to work for New York’s King of Nightlife and make it clear that there we’re associates, hell, maybe we can even be friends, but there’s certainly nothing more- and there never will be. ABOUT KAIA RAE Publicist by day, romance junkie by night, Kaia Rae began her obsession with the genre at the age of ten when she would sneak her mother's romance novels and read them at night in her closet. Since then, she's worked in Manhattan, Miami, and abroad as a publicist and writer, telling stories for brands and businesses. She's now decided to take the leap and tell the kind of story she wants. Mine for Never, her debut novel, is a contemporary romance full of anger, angst, laughter, and love. Living in Miami with her boyfriend and her min pin, Kaia loves exploring new cities, happy hours with friends, and curling up with her favorite books. Connect with this talented author today. Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Website | Email #romance #contemporary #fiction #literature
by J.A. Huss, KC Cross
(Harem Station Series, #1)
Synopsis: Bounty hunter, Serpint, has just returned to Harem Station with a prize addition to his brother’s elite collection of Cygnian princesses. But Serpint sacrificed a lot to bring this little gift home and now all he wants is some no-strings sex with a simple, obedient girl and a bottle of whiskey. Enter Princess Lyra. She’s any filthy-minded rebel’s one-night-stand erotic dream. If you don’t mind her bad attitude and lack of… Luster Not quite the obedient girl Serpint was craving. But Cygnian princesses are hard to pass up. Even one with dark secrets. Because they have a very special, very specific, sexual talent... They glow when they climax. Lyra thinks she’s one of the strong ones. If anyone can resist an overzealous alpha like Serpint, it’s her. But his touch makes her light up like the sun. And she has never been with an AKEELIAN before—they have two—yes two—super LONG, super thick, super BIG... c**ks! How long can she resist that? Booty Hunter is the first book in Harem Station standalone series bursting with outlaw alpha aliens with extra appendages, runaway princesses with erotic surprises, and a whole new world of secrets, mystery, and sex. Each book is about 80,000 words and *comes* with a glowing HEA. KC Cross is the brand new sci-fi romance pen name of New York Times Bestselling author, JA Huss. AUTHOR BIO: KC Cross is the sexy sci-fi romance pen name for New York Times bestselling author, JA Huss. JA Huss is the New York Times Bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today Bestseller's list 21 times in the past five years. She writes characters with heart, plots with twists, and perfect endings. Her books have sold millions of copies all over the world, the audio version of her semi-autobiographical book, Eighteen, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award and an Audie Award in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Her audiobook, Mr. Perfect, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award in 2017. Her audiobook, Taking Turns, was nominated for an Audie Award in 2018. Five of her book were optioned for a TV series by MGM television in 2018. And her book, Total Exposure, was nominated for a RITA Award in 2019. She lives on a ranch in Central Colorado with her family.
STALK JULIE (AKA: KC Cross – find them both at all the same places because they are all the same person!)
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Meet, Stanley James II, an Indie writer on his way to becoming a legend in the pen game. Mr. James hails from Northern Long Beach, California and is a testament to what can happen when you decide to turn away from a life that left you with two choices – jail or the grave. Having served time in jail on drug related charges that left one option-the grave. With family, friends and full life ahead of him, he made the life alternating choice to put down the gun and pick up a pen. This choice would lead him not only in the direction of being a positive role model for his family and community, but put him in direct contact to meet people who would help shape his future in the literary arena. One of those important connections came in the form of a meeting with No Brakes Publishing. This meeting led to a novel he wrote around the age 18 called the Bust: Live by the Gun, Die by the Gun being published. In his own words it felt 'surreal seeing his name on something other than a police report". Since then, this future legend has written a total of fifteen books with 8 being published thus far. It is no surprise that with such an interesting background to draw from that the authenticity and passion this writer puts into his work is the reason why he has such a loyal following. A large portion of his readers have been incarcerated or have been in detention centers at some point in their lives and can relate to his writing. However, his reach extends overseas as well. After making the decision to turn his life around, this indie talent aka the "crip author" can be found writing, shooting short films or music videos, writing for other artists or networking as he continues to learn the business side of the industry and expand his brand. His latest novel Escobar’s Revenge, his favorite novel to date, will certainly garner new followers, as it touches on Cuba’s former Prime Minister & President, Fidel Castro, and his connection with the mafia in the US. Join me in reading & reviewing his latest work by purchasing a copy wherever books are sold i.e Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or via his website Certified Gang Tales. I’ll be posting my review of Escobar’s Revenge soon. Connect with Author Stanley James II Instagram | Facebook | Twitter article written by KayBee promo video credit- @awesomebayleegirl Instagram | BlogLovin' | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter
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by Nicolina Martin
(Russo Saga, #2)
Published by: Blushing Books Publications
Publication date: May 2nd 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Synopsis: An innocent coffee. A dazzling stranger. What can go wrong? Anna Raymond focuses only on her work at a little custom printing company in LA. She’s become a recluse after a traumatic experience that tore her life apart. Then Eric happens, barging into her life one morning at a Starbucks. By the time night falls, she has witnessed a murder, fought for her life, and revealed secrets she meant to keep buried forever. Eric Reed is a hired killer, well aware of his effect on women and how to use it to his advantage. He’s in LA for one thing only: Finish the contract he’s been assigned. Anna was nothing but a means to an end, but he finds himself reluctantly drawn to the enigmatic woman, a mistake that can cost him everything. That long, cold night trapped together, changes something fundamental between them. Anna must make a choice, will it be her path to happiness, or will the fervent Eric burn her to ashes? This is book two in the Russo Saga but can be enjoyed as a standalone. Publisher’s Note: This dark romance is intended for adults only and may contain triggers. This wild ride contains elements of danger, suspense, action, adventure, sensual scenes, adult language, power exchange and a guaranteed HEA. Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44890289-ruin?ac=1&from_search=true
Purchase:Will be found here come release day: https://amzn.to/2GMJ77c
AUTHOR BIO: Nicolina Martin is a Swedish born author who escapes the long, dark winter nights by writing hot contemporary romance/suspense. She's a mother of three teenage girls, a medical doctor, a quirky loner, and a social human being. She has traveled the globe, has had more lovers than she can count, has loved and hated, succeeded and failed, has gone through marriage and divorce. She has seen darkness and despair, as well as light and happiness. All these experiences, she pours into her tales, taking her readers for a wild ride while twisting their minds. She loves showing that stories can be different even if the trope is the same. Nicolina believes that life is too short for regrets and in looking forward, no matter what. She wants to enjoy every moment, and cherish life. To find out more about Nicolina Martin, visit her official website.
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Bump: A Secret Pregnancy Second Chance Alpha Bad-Boy Romance
by Maggie Marr
Publication date: May 21st 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance Synopsis: Our relationship is over. We’ve loved and lost. Or that’s what we thought. It was one drunken night at his sister’s wedding and we fooled around…a one-night hook up. And then we became XWB (exes with benefits) nothing serious–just for fun. There’s no way I’d ever get pregnant right? You can find this gem on Goodreads. You can also pre-order via Amazon.
AUTHOR BIO: Maggie Marr is the USA Today Best Selling author of hot contemporary romance. She spends her days working in entertainment and her nights writing. Maggie loves all things pop culture and when she isn't writing, she's reading or binge-watching Netflix. Never miss a new release, sale, bonus content, or extras by signing up for Maggie's newsletter in the link below. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | BookBub | Goodreads | Newsletter Tour Hosted by KayBee's Bookshelf Instagram | BlogLovin' | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter #xpressobooktours #fiction #romance #badboys
I am so excited that WHO WANTS FOREVER by Dena Garson is available now and that I get to share the news!
If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Dena Garson, be sure to check out all the details below.
This blitz also includes a giveaway for a $10 Amazon Gift Card, International, courtesy of Dena and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post. About the Book:
Title: WHO WANTS FOREVER
Author: Dena Garson
Pub. Date: April 30, 2019
Publisher: Dena Garson
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Kobo
A castle-turned-hotel rich in Irish history…And things that go bump in the night
After centuries of searching for his heartmate Amarande Maniaci signs up for the Bachelor Trials being held at Tullamore Castle by the Vampire Council of Lords in hopes that he’ll find a satisfactory mate. On the first night of the competition he spots a woman who sparks life in his long dead heart. No matter how much he tries to remain focused on his goal, he cannot fight his attraction to Reaghan. It is a shame she is human...or so he thinks…
When Reaghan’s cousin, the fae queen, asked her to travel to the human realm and find the daughter of one of the First Families, she hoped she could make it through the vampire clan meetings undetected and unscathed. She didn't count on being distracted by Amarande, the lethal, yet oh so sexy vampire enforcer. If only he wasn’t a vampire…
But the threat of another vampire-war war looms. If Reaghan doesn’t return in time with the information the queen needs, the three hundred year old peace treaty between the races could fail. But a fae disguised as a human, looking for a missing fae, without the use of her powers is a lot harder that it seems. Especially when someone doesn’t want news of the girl making its way back to the queen.
Reaghan and Amarande’s new found love may be the only thing standing between the real villain and a world on fire.
Book Trailer: Excerpt:
Lord Edrom’s gaze danced between them. “You two have met before, yes?”
Reaghan shook off the effects of their initial contact. “Yes.” She pulled her violin close to her chest. “I mean, no.”
Lord Edrom raised a brow in question.
“I mean,” She gestured at the man. “I saw you in the lobby last night as I was checking in but we were not introduced.”
“Ah.” Lord Edrom nodded. “Then allow me.” He gestured to the taller vampire. “This is Amarande Maniaci. He is one of our clan’s up and coming.” To Amarande he added, “And this, as you already learned, is Mademoiselle McCarthy, our guest musician.”
Reaghan offered her hand to Amarande. “It’s nice to meet you.” When their hands touched a wave of electricity passed through her. Her lips parted on a gasp but he tightened his grip and wouldn’t allow her to pull away.
Instead of shaking her hand, he bowed slightly over her it. “I assure you, the pleasure is all mine.” Unless she was very much mistaken the color of his eyes changed from the palest blue to sparkling turquoise. “Your playing is magnificent. I hope you didn’t mind my joining in so unexpectedly. I found that I could not resist.”
His voice rippled across her skin like a lover’s caress. The urge to rub her body against his burned within her. “No, I…I don’t mind at all,” she reassured him. “It appears your voice is the perfect complement to my violin.”
“I just had an excellent notion. The two of you should do a duet at tonight’s dinner.” Lord Edrom glanced at his assistant as if looking for confirmation of his idea. She nodded her agreement. “I’ll leave it to you two to work out the details but I expect to hear you lend your voice for at least one song.” He gestured to Amarande with the hand holding the cane. “I believe the council and the rest of our guests would be pleasantly surprised to learn of your hidden talent. If you know what I mean?”
“I’d be happy to join Mademoiselle McCarthy, so long as she does not object.”
Her heart skipped in her chest at the thought of spending time with a vampire who was far too handsome for her comfort. Still, she was a diplomat, so she pasted a smile on her face. “I believe we can work something out.”
Dena Garson is an award winning author of contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, steampunk, and sci-fi romance. She holds a BBA and a MBA in Business and works in the wacky world of quality and process improvement. Making up her own reality on paper is what keeps her sane.
She is the mother of two rowdy boys and two rambunctious cats (AKA the fuzzy jerks). When she isn't writing you can find her at her at the sewing machine or stringing beads. She is also a devoted Whovian and Dallas Cowboys fan.
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