Mercury is a girl who knows her own heart. She's willing to do what it takes to make sure things are fair and right. Even if it means going head to head against the leader of New America. But when it comes to Hawk, does she really know what's she in for?
Here's an EXCERPT from MERCURY RISES:
I put my hand on the side of his face, and he closed his eyes, resting his tight jaw deeper into my palm. The pain in his expression seemed to drift away. Falling into my hand like rain.
My pulse pounded steady in my ears. His lips less than an inch away. I ran my finger over those lips. Soft and full and just a slight bit dry that made me suddenly thirsty. I leaned forward, for the first time unsure of what to do. Kissing other guys had never made me nervous like this before. Kissing other guys had never made me shiver.
I brushed my lips against his. Testing. Waiting. Then he kissed me back. Slow. His mouth closing around mine and pulling me in. Dragging out every second.
It was the kind of kiss that felt like forever. Every touch, every taste, stretching out and lingering, lazy as if time didn’t exist. His tongue running along my lips. My fingertips brushing against the ends of his hair at the nape of his neck. Every sensation, a swirling heat under my skin, winding me higher and higher.
And then I fell. Down, down, down into all those emotions I’d dismissed because in this world there were no happy endings. Futures here were never certain. But right then, with his teeth grazing against my tongue and his hands gripping tight on my hips, everything seemed possible.
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A girl looking for a way out.
Being the daughter of New America’s leader, Mercury Masters has everything a girl could want. A glamorous life full of beautiful people, and the power to have anything she wants, except for one thing—to escape. Because Mercury’s perfect life comes with secrets to keep. Dangerous secrets that if made public would destroy her, her family, and her father’s reign. Then she meets Hawk.
A boy looking to be a hero.
Hawk, a handsome prep school dropout turned vigilante, has his own family secrets. Deadly secrets that have haunted him since he was fifteen. But instead of fighting the ghosts of his past, Hawk has assembled a group of misfit hackers and thieves to save the future from the corrupt government of New America and the mysterious virus that is killing off its citizens. But trying to do the right thing is tough when the person you really want to save is your enemy’s daughter.
A love that could kill them both.
Powerful forces keep them apart, but coming together could be the key to saving New America from destruction—even though it may cost both their lives.
Excerpt: The Studio
A cool draft whispered through the space and Hawk’s bare arms quivered, drawing my attention again. I already knew he was physically strong, but now I could see how fit he really was. My eyes took their time running over each sculpted ridge, from his collarbone to his hips at the edge of his low-slung jeans. Lean, defined muscles started in his broad shoulders and rippled into his chest and arms. He wasn’t bulky, just clean and toned and functional. Almost militant. Absolutely sexy.
But a surprising tattoo peeked out from underneath his arm and traced down his ribs. A picture of a robin. It wasn’t fresh, but the color of the bird’s red chest beamed bright enough to say it wasn’t old either. Every shape, every contour of the bird flowed, fluid and beautiful. Every detail perfect. The edges of the feathers looked soft enough to be real. Like one day it might free itself from his flesh and fly away.
Without thinking, I ran the tip of my finger along the back of the bird. Hawk twitched as our skin connected, but he didn’t tell me to stop.
“Why a bird?” I asked as I traced the wings, his exposed skin pebbling into goose bumps under my touch.
“My mom….” He turned his head to face me. The fire in his eyes had burned out. Only ashes left. “She always called me her little bird. That I reminded her of springtime. I got it for her.”
“She must be very proud of you.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Scarlett Kol grew up in Northern Manitoba reading books and writing stories about creatures that make you want to sleep with the lights on. As an adult, she's still a little afraid of the dark. Scarlett now lives just outside Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with her husband and two boys, but if you need to find her she's likely freezing at the hockey rink.
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Have you seen the guys in Country Music lately? They are all sexy! And such a variety of types! I'm partial to Keith Urban. He's got it all, tats, accent and wow... what a body! I won't even go into his talent and kind nature. Do you have a favorite Country singer?
In Grea Warner's first book in the Country Roads series, we reacquaint ourselves with Finn Murphy, the rising star of Country Music. He's smoking hot and such a great guy. But Lara Faulkner has her own history with Finn. Here's the amazing cover and blurb to tantalize you.
A young woman content with her solitary life.
A rising country music star.
They were friends once …until their lives took them down separate roads.
Now, years later, when a child volunteers his uncle to sing for a fundraiser, LARA FAULKNER realizes it is none other than her college pal, FINN MURPHY. As the two get a chance to reconnect, Lara reveals to a compassionate Finn details of her shocking past and the traumatic decision she had to make.
Through trust and love, the bond between Finn and Lara deepens as the country singer manages to get an emotionally scarred Lara to let down her self-proclaimed walls. But will secrets, lies, and tragedy cause a bumpy detour on their road to complete happiness?
Emotional, dramatic, heartwarming… fall in love with COUNTRY ROADS – the first in a continuing series by author Grea Warner.
If you missed out on Finn and Lara's back story, you can read it now on Amazon in the box set--Can't Buy Me Love.
Seven romantic tales of love where royalty, celebrities, and passion meet. A case of mistaken identity, protecting the one you love, or proving you aren’t all about the money...these tales will entice and thrill.
All My Memories by Grea Warner
The possibility of reconnecting with an unrequited love leads country music star Finn Murphy on a journey of memories in this special prequel to the Country Roads series.
“Ugh—the light. Why is it so bright?” I squinted my eyes and threw my forearm across them.
I felt like I was in a vacuum. There was a low buzzing sound in my ears. No, it was more like my head.
When I finally adjusted to my surroundings, I realized I was in my bed. The sheets were tousled and thrown. The pillows laid haphazardly on the floor. I could hear some of my fraternity brothers talking in the nearby lounge. I could tell it was probably closer to mid-day than morning by the slightest ray of light that beamed a little too brightly through the crack in the window’s drapes. My stomach swished a little. And then I remembered. I remembered the night before.
“Oh, geez. Oh, God. Lara,” I mumbled to myself.
What had I been thinking?
A Royal Pain by Abigail Drake
Getting shot in the bottom saving a visiting royal turns out to be the best thing to happen to, impoverished socialite, Chloe Burkhart in a long time, especially when the prince’s very handsome, very sexy bodyguard, Nicolai, comes to her aid.
Caught by Him by Tammy Mannersly
Blockbuster movie actor, Brody Nash doesn’t quite know what to make of the gorgeous woman precariously perched on his neighbor’s gate, but as they start to get to know each other better, he begins to wonder if she might just be the one for him.
Romancing the Princess by Bridie Hall
A commoner, Sebastian, and Princess Alixandra are set to get married until he begins to wonder if fitting in with royalty is worth sacrificing his principles. Love rules all. Or does it?
Me and Tillie by Lisa Hahn
1950s musical film star Oren Cooper returns to Broadway to find new inspiration. Unexpectedly, that inspiration comes in the form of Tillie Parker—his childhood friend’s little sister and an up-and-coming ingénue.
Defending Demma by Melissa Kay Clarke
When faced with an unsavory past, can Demma St. John, rising new starlet, trust ex-Marine Ryker "Digger" McMillan with her secrets and her heart?
His Royal Typeface by Stephanie Keyes
When all is lost, love can be found. Will Prince Asher Tarrington's unique font design be enough to salvage a royal family and set the tone for true love?
About the Author:
There really wasn’t any other path. Grea Warner knew from a young age that she wanted to write. She was born to write. First it was in diaries with little metal keys and in written tales that she slipped to friends in study hall. School newspapers, a college television drama, and internships in the soap opera world were next. After producing and writing a local show, she decided to delve into the world of the novelist. When her fingers aren’t tapping out her latest book filled with angst and romance, Grea can be found hiking the trails or jamming to her favorite country artists on the radio.
If you had loved someone and hadn't hooked up because they were a player, would you give them a chance if they wanted you? Would you trust your heart to someone who could break it?
Tammy Mannersly's latest release features a gorgeous billionaire who sets his sights on his first love and best friend. You'll want to grab your own copy to read again and again!
You can’t hide from destiny….
Callum Hawthorne is one of those lucky guys who seem to have it all. He’s a wealthy property tycoon, the CEO of his family’s company. He’s handsome, intelligent and charming and has a gorgeous new woman on his arm every week. But there’s one thing still missing – the love of his life, Lucy Spencer.
Fourteen long years ago, Lucy left for college and cut off all contact with Cal, leaving their mutual friend Madison as his only connection. That was until in his effort to save his deceased father’s beloved Gold Coast property, The Calypso, Cal contacts Insight Marketing, the best advertising firm in Melbourne, and discovers his Lucy among the team.
Successful marketing executive, Lucy Spencer had managed to avoid her ex-best friend for nearly half their lives. Fearful of trusting him, loving him and having her heart broken all over again, Lucy tries to keep her distance from him, but discovers that there is a fine line between love and hate, and maybe – just maybe – Cal could be her inescapable destiny.
“Are you going to keep staring at me like that the whole way?” Her sharp growl dragged him free of his mischievous thoughts. “Because it’s creeping me out.”
Cal had to chuckle at that. He was almost certain it was doing nothing of the sort and if anything, seeing the way a light blush had pinkened her cheeks, she’d obviously been enjoying his gaze as much as he was relishing looking at her.
He shrugged. “I haven’t seen you in a long time, Luce. What did you expect me to do?”
She threw up a hand. “Well, not look at me as though you want to eat me for one.”
Cal had to laugh at that. He’d known he’d been watching her hungrily, there was no denying it. “Maybe if you’d come sit closer to me”—he rubbed a hand over the bare, black leather of the cushioned seat beside him—“I wouldn’t have to stare at you so much.”
She quirked a brow as though in accusation and then gave him a curt, sardonic smile. “I’m fine here, thanks. Really.”
Cal struggled not to laugh again. He’d really missed their play fights, her stubbornness and his going head-to-head. He’d always enjoyed a good challenge, but this time he knew it was a little different. This time they weren’t playing for fun, he was playing for keeps.
About the Author:
Tammy Mannersly is an Australian author based in Brisbane, Queensland. She loves writing romance, has a fondness for animals, is crazy about movies and enjoys a great Happily Ever After. Her passion for writing started at a very young age and led her to complete a Bachelor Degree in Creative Industries majoring in Creative Writing at Queensland University of Technology.
You can find out more information about Tammy and her work on her website: www.tammymannersly.com or by visiting:
Addiction received another type to the list recently. Now gaming is an addiction much like sex, cigarettes, alcohol, gambling and shopping. I suppose that's true. If you have ever tried to ask a teenager to stop playing his video game, you know getting them to stop is like pulling teeth.
Liz Ashlee's latest pre-order, Step Toward You deals with addiction as well as finding the one person who loves and supports you through it all. This compelling story will give you goosebumps as you see Silas learning to lean on others as well as letting go of things to fall in love.
Step One: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol-that our lives had become unmanageable.
There are twelve steps in Alcoholics Anonymous and Silas Manning knows all of them by heart. He's been living them since a drunk driving accident resulted in the destruction of three lives. When he meets Rooney Oliver, he quickly realizes you can be addicted to things other than alcohol—you can be addicted to people, too.
Rooney's mother is dying and Rooney feels like she's dying with her. It’s not until Silas comes into their lives that any of them start feeling hope—but Silas isn’t ready to let go of the past or open himself up to a future.
Sometimes the only person who you want to lose is yourself.
About the Author:
Liz Ashlee is a romance novelist who recently graduated from Northern Kentucky University her B.A. in English and B.S. in Library Informatics. She has been published in Loch Norse Magazine and The Pentangle, and has won the Miller Award for Outstanding Fiction Writing. She currently lives in Independence, Kentucky, with her family and dog-daughter, Hero.
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New books are like presents for the soul! We are so excited to share with you the lasted in the story of Ben and Gemma by Nicole Sobon. If you haven't caught up yet, you should! There's more wonderful stories coming!
Even the best of us fall.
One phone call was all it took to disrupt the happiness Gemma Michaels had come to know. Instead of basking in the glow of her newfound romance with Ben, Gemma is forced to watch as her mother fights to overcome her grief, while struggling to deal with her own. When all hope seems lost, Gemma Michaels will find a way to move past her grief and allow herself to be happy.
In the end, love is all that matters.
It was hard to focus on work when all I could think about was Gemma. In fact, it was almost as though she was all I could think about. I tapped my pen against the wooden desk and leaned back in my chair, stealing a quick look at the clock that hung above my office door. Still a few hours to go.
Assuming I could hold out.
The good thing about my job? I was one of the higher-ups, so my schedule was rather flexible in that I could come and go as I pleased. Although I tried not to make a habit of doing so. Contrary to popular belief, I actually enjoyed working. I needed to keep myself busy, to constantly challenge myself, or else I’d go stir crazy. That was probably a good part of the reason why I was such an asshole womanizer before Gemma.
I had been so terrified of settling down, at the thought of committing to a single person, that I’d slept around, making it a point to avoid forming any sort of connection along the way. And then Gemma Michaels changed everything, I thought.
The one girl that had been off limits to me in my mind for so long—the one girl I’d been in love with for years—ended up being the one in the end. The irony of it wasn’t lost on me.
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