FREE Book: May 17 & 18 Giveaway!!

Love Unplugged is FREE today and tomorrow (May 17th & 18th!) Make this contemporary romance short story your weekend read. There’s secrets, a second chance, and a handsome hero!

Love Unplugged

The Past:
Wannabe song writer Beretta Jones doesn’t have all the answers. Struggles are a part of her normal routine, regrets another. She let go of her dreams, and she loves a man out of reach. When the guy she craves asks for help, she should have said no. Her budding friendship tests all her boundaries, and her heart is danger of falling deeper in love with him.

The Present:
Beretta is in hiding, keeping her biggest secret. This wasn’t how she envisioned her life, but she tries desperately to move forward. Yet life is tricky. Pieces of her heart won’t ever mend. As she settles into a normal routine, fate throws her another curve ball…and his name is Rhys Lennox. Will he prove that he loves her deeper than a love song?

Author Note: This is a short read, intended for a lazy afternoon with the beverage of your choice. Readers of my novella, Second Chances, may enjoy the past and present style. Happy reading…

Excerpt:

“Rhys? Dinner is ready.”

No response.

Frowning, I headed out of the kitchen. I smacked into something warm and solid.

Instant tingles networked my skin. My lungs worked harder to push the air in and out, nearly incapacitating me. My palms sweated buckets; my upper lip beaded with perspiration. Before my brain registered shock, my hands were sliding over wet, freshly showered skin, pulling him closer.

God, he smelled so good. I think my tongue slipped out my lips and I tasted him.

Shit, shit, shit! I just licked him. I swear I couldn’t help myself. Wasn’t this the natural response for most women who ended up in the arms of their deepest man-crush? I mentally shrugged. I didn’t think so either.

I am crazy.

I did what any woman would do—I pushed out of his arms. “Jesus H. Christ, Rhys! What the heck, dude?” Maybe insulting him and the Man upstairs would reset my boundaries.

He had the audacity to grin. “Did you just lick me?”

He knew.

I raised my chin, glaring. “In your dreams, buddy.”

Still grinning, he said, “I have awesome dreams.”

Rhys leaned against the wall, looking all fresh and firm. His skin glistened with beads of water, and his washboard stomach was sculpted ridges of beauty.

I would not look down. I would not look down.

I looked down. A towel was firmly tucked around his lean hips. If I tugged it loose, I’m sure I’d receive an early Christmas present. I wasn’t into porn, but I wanted to climb the pony and scream like a three-dollar hooker.

 

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Excerpt:

Leo strode in, dropping my black duffel bag on the chair. I took a step forward, but he held up a hand.

“Not so fast, Ms. Angel,” he said. “I have some questions.” He flipped open his black notebook, posing his pen.

He looked all cop mode and hot. My synapses fried and my mouth watered at the sight of him. His jeans were just the right fit, encasing his firm thighs. His badge was displayed on his belt, right next to his gun. His white T-shirt hinted at the muscular angles underneath, though his black leather jacket cut a biker image too. He seriously needed to consider posing for one of those calendars with men in uniform. He hit all the right sexy points.

“Were you aware that firing a weapon and injuring someone via a gunshot, without reporting it, is a felony offense in Livingston? Punishable by up to a year in jail.”

I frowned. Was he kidding me? “What?”

“Yes. I happen to know that you fired your gun at Hernandez—”

“That little pipsqueak ratted me out?” My attitude shifted from mad to indignant in a heartbeat. “Wait until I get my hands on him!”

“Is that a threat too?” Leo shook his head, tsking under his breath and jotting down some notes. “Bad move, if you ask me, threatening someone in the presence of a police officer. I’m prepared to take you into custody.” He looked up with a smirk riding his lips. “Do you know how harsh cops have it in lock up? I hear it’s torture, and the food tastes like shit.”

“Leo!” God, this could not be happening. “It was an accident. I’m sure Hernandez explained.” Or I hoped he had, and if not, he had the IQ of peanut because giving him credit for the intelligence of a rock would be too generous. “Just give me my clothes, and I’ll—”

Leo pocketed his black notebook and pen, grabbed my duffel, and offered it to me with something close to a Cheshire grin. I knew that look. He was up to something. Leo had a way of looking at me through his lashes and smiling right before he executed a plan. A devious plan. Something I was not necessarily going to enjoy. I just had to figure out what he wanted without giving away my interest.

My eyes narrowed. Yeah, I’d show him.

Crossing my arms, I made no move to grab my duffel, although the chill of the tile floor seeped through my bare feet and up my calves. I was slowly freezing with only a wisp of a gown covering my nakedness. I could envision what it was like to be a stripper right before they ripped off their tear-away clothes, but there was no sexy music and no way would I shake my tush on the hospital bed for a few bucks. Even I had to draw the line somewhere.

 

Free Read: Fallen

 

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After a failed business meeting, Nicole Daniels has a flat tire on a deserted, two-lane road. Through the rain, she trudges up a hill, hoping to find salvation from the chilly, stormy night. Instead, she’ll find fear and self-doubt on the threshold of her soul-shaking journey–and a man who isn’t what he appears.

Author Note: Previously titled, Stranger on the Hill

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Story Tags: paranormal; romance; ghost; fantasy; reincarnation; sweet; short story

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Saturday Fun: A Beautiful Chaos by Jessa Ely

Marguerite Callahan is working double time, both on the clock and with her heart. During a temporary stint as a masked pole dancer, Marguerite meets Dominic, a handsome businessman only interested in one thing. Now Marguerite must deal with a wicked temptation while hiding her biggest secret, her identity.

The moment Chaos appears on stage, Dominic is obsessed. But frustration mounts when Chaos refuses to remove her mask, and Dominic becomes distracted by a compelling new woman at the office. Now Dominic must decide, is the pure sexuality he has with Chaos enough, or is he ready for something more?

Excerpt:

There was another reason Dominic needed to get rid of Chaos; she was fucking with his mind. Here he was falling apart over a beautiful woman who didn’t deserve his insanity.

He couldn’t help but stare intently at Marguerite. She bewitched him. After they had sat across from each other, she hadn’t ordered a simple salad; she’d gone for the deluxe hamburger with fries. If she could amaze him over her food choices, what else was there? He wished they were having this lunch somewhere private so he could…Could what? Test some physical action. Get a grip.

He leaned forward, his gaze flipping between her eyes and her mouth.

“So, tell me something no one else would know about you.”

Marguerite blanched and quickly grabbed her water bottle, giving a small nervous laugh.

“Like…I won the twenty-five meter freestyle in college?” She took a drink before setting the bottle back on the table.

Surprise lit his face.

“You’re a swimmer?” That was something he could appreciate, and his eyes traveled downward over the gracefulness of her body. The woman was the epitome of toned and sexy.

Looking down, she swirled a fry through her ketchup, shrugging.

“I was,” she said, meeting his gaze. “But I didn’t like it enough to compete nationally. I was more interested in taking the business world by storm. I think I have. Sorry, why am I telling you this?” She smiled, eating the fry loaded with ketchup.

Dominic flashed his wicked smile, his hand reaching up to swipe against her lush mouth.

“I asked. You’re more than welcome to share anything with me, sweetness,” he whispered, licking the ketchup off his finger. It excited him to see her blush, feeding the desire sizzling his veins.

Jessa Ely is the pseudonym for Beth Mikell.

A Beautiful Chaos is the second book in the Love & Lies Series. It is a standalone novel.

 

Free Read: Stolen by Midnight

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Ivy Tremaine made a hefty sum with her mad-felon skills until one moment of stupidity changed her life. Her estranged husband has a desperate plan. He has stipulations and terms. He wants her back and he’ll use any method available, even blackmail. Will her past launch their final goodbye?

Author Note: Previously titled Catch Me Wilde.

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Story Tags: contemporary romance; suspense; short story

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