Monthly Archives: October 2016
The Charmed Life of Taryn
the day Taryn Smith turns eighteen, her life changes—and not just
because she can now legally vote. A black-eyed man with a chilly aura
accosts her, and a stilted breath later, she’s abducted by a man who
claims he’s a Manang; a half-man, half-angel being who lives in a
world called Urian. Side note: he may or may not be insane.
to a mansion in the middle of a grassy field surrounded by forest,
and partnered with a black-haired, blue-eyed man with a surly nature
who makes her heart spin, Taryn trains. For what, she doesn’t know.
She’s told she’s someone special; a Charmed, and the key to winning
in a battle of worlds about to collide. Only problem is, she can be a
weapon of good, or a weapon of bad.
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direction of the door. “Go away.”
open, and Luke marched for the bed. Even in the gray cast morning I
could see his lips pressed together, and that his eyes were promising
all kinds of retribution. It was a small consolation that he smelled
sweet, with a dash of bitter. From what I’d encountered so far,
that basically summed up Luke. Or maybe it was bitter, with a dash of
hair off my face and glared back. “What do you want?”
tell you yesterday?”
know and I don’t care.” It was too early for this. “I’m going
back to bed. Leave.”
side and pulled the thick blanket up to my chin, closing my eyes with
a contented smile on my lips. The blanket was immediately torn from
me, along with all the warmth it provided. “Hey!”
you starts now.”
the middle of the night,” I cried, grabbing for the blanket.
out of my reach by putting a hand to my forehead. “It’s six in
the morning. It’s time to get up. I’ll be back in five minutes.
If you’re not ready and—” He leaned forward until our faces
were inches apart. “—positively cheerful, you won’t like what I
I taunted as he strode from the room. “We’ll see about that, you
equally cheerful person!”
backtracked and I scrambled from the bed, suddenly awake and ready
for some training. I even gave him a smart salute. I caught his smirk
before he disappeared.
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Fault by Nicola Hudson
Release Date: October 21st
Genre: Contemporary Romance
We all have our faults.
GRACE DAWSON is desperate. Her father is dead and her mum is in prison for killing the man who attacked her. She is about to turn eighteen and homeless. Her options are limited. Life is bleak.
NOAH CARTER is twenty-four, a writer, and burdened by his family responsibilities. Forced to live in the same small town he grew up in, he knows it would be wrong to wish for a different life.
When Noah offers Grace a place to stay, it is an act of generosity that she has little choice but to accept. As they spend time together, their feelings grow beyond friendship and they become increasingly important parts of each other’s lives. But it’s not just their lives they have to think about and the challenges they face threaten to overwhelm their relationship. Both make mistakes but can they overcome their own faults to forgive each other’s?
FAULT is a story about love, loss, family and forgiveness. It’s a story about life.
- A flaw or defect which prohibits perfection.
- A weakness or defect in character.
- Responsibility for a mistake or wrongdoing.
- (verb) To find error in; to blame.
Fault is the third novel in Nicola Hudson’s Define series but can be read as a standalone from Curve and Heart, although it does contain spoilers if read out of sequence.
I tried to scream but my brain was stuck on registering details: the cold kitchen counter under my cheek, the painful pressure of a drawer handle sticking into my hipbone, the stale alcohol on his breath as he groaned in my ear.
“It’s been a long time since I had a redhead. I bet you’re already all fired up, aren’t you?” He pulled at my leggings, the weight of his upper body keeping me pinned in place. The material refused to cooperate, stretching outward rather than moving down, generating a grunt of frustration.
“Please, don’t,” I cried as his hand ferreted between my legs, my clenched thighs unable to offer enough resistance. “Please. Please. Please.” My begging fell on deaf ears as he tugged again at my waistband. I knew what was going to happen and couldn’t believe that this was my fate. Vague memories of my brother Jake’s attempt at teaching me self-defence skirted at the edge of my consciousness, but I couldn’t move enough to stamp on his instep or hit his windpipe.
I knew I couldn’t give in.
I squirmed and shifted, fighting harder than I had ever needed to before.
“Stop it, you little bitch,” he spat before grabbing my hair and slamming my head against the counter. “Do you like it rough? Is that what you’re after?” Bile burnt my throat at the sound of his zipper. I heard the rip as the material of my leggings started to give way in his hands, my life and soul leaching out of me at what it meant.
I stopped moving.
I stopped breathing.
I stopped hoping.
And then there was noise, the cry of an animal in agony, and the dead weight of his body slumped on mine. I couldn’t work out what was happening. His guttural moaning had nothing to do with pleasure, and he repeatedly pushed into my back, but made no contact anywhere else. I took advantage of his loosened grip on my hair to twist my head.
And saw Mum stood next to us.
Holding a knife.
As she lunged for him again, I managed to pull myself away from the counter and felt the weight of him slide off me. Pain shot through my arm as the knife caressed my skin, leaving a red line in its wake.
Silent waves of rage rolled off her, rendering her oblivious to my cries. She launched at him again, even though he was slumped, unmoving, in a growing pool of red. The sound of knife plundering flesh made me retch and I tugged at her, causing us both to slip in the blood. As we fell to the floor, I managed to knock the knife out of her hand and pull her to me.
“Mum, what have you done?” I tried to make eye contact with her, but she was like a wild animal, unable to make a connection. Even on her darkest days after Dad died, or her most hung-over days, I had always managed to get through to the hidden her. But not in that moment. She was beyond me, lost in a world I didn’t know how to get to.
A gurgling sound brought the realisation that the monster may not have been slain. The dilemma of what to do next was overwhelming. Who needed me the most? Mum still appeared unaware of my presence, staring into the abyss of her mind.
That left him.
I moved across the floor on my knees, warm blood soaking into my clothes, and turned him over. His front was covered in congealing blood and his eyes were glassy, staring into the same space Mum was inhabiting. I couldn’t hear or see any signs of breathing so I felt around his wrist, not knowing how or where to find a pulse but compelled to do something.
“Nine, nine, nine” was the whispered instruction from behind me. I looked at her, but her eyes were still elsewhere. Running to the hall, I picked up the phone, dialling as I returned to the carnage.
Looking back, I wish I’d sat there with her for longer before making that call. I wish I’d had the chance to try and find her, my mum, one final time. I wish I’d thought about how to protect Josh from it all. I wish I’d thought about whether I had the strength to deal with the ensuing chaos.
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About the author:
Nicola Hudson is a British writer who discovered what was becoming known as New Adult fiction the same week she downloaded the Kindle app; within a week she was hooked into a one-clicking frenzy. After reading Hopeless by Colleen Hoover and Easy by Tammara Webber, the urge to write her own novel, but with a British slant, was overwhelming.
Her first novel, Curve, was published in 2013 and her second novel, Heart, was published a year later. Although romance is an important part of Curve and Heart, readers will know that Nicola also writes about serious, some may say dark, issues and their impact on young women. This theme continues in the final book of the Define series, Fault. She works full-time with teenagers and so it seemed like a natural step to write about them as well.
Nicola lives close to Birmingham, England with her husband and cat. When not writing, she is reading. When not reading, she is probably reading about reading, flicking between social media sites and Goodreads. Probably with a bar of chocolate at hand.
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Forever At Sunrise
A ROCK GODS NOVELLA
By Ann Lister
Having survived the hell that ended their last tour, Wheland realizes just how short life can be and how close he came to losing his own in the flames of the Berlin fire. Officially off the road until everyone has had a chance to fully heal from their physical and emotional wounds, Wheland and his band brothers limp back home to make sense of what happened and where they will go from here.
This unplanned but much needed downtime offers Wheland a moment of clarity; suddenly, solidifying a future with Rooster never felt so necessary—or urgent. A proposal leads to an intimate ceremony that you simply don’t want to miss, but the greatest surprise of all is the wedding gift they receive once they get home.
The Rock Gods family continues to grow with each new milestone they reach together, and Wheland and Rooster’s future is about to become a whole lot brighter—and busier.
Forever At Sunrise is a Rock Gods novella with approximately 45,000 words and a HEA.
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THE ROCK GODS SERIES
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Fall For Me:Book 1
Take What You Want:Book 2
Make You Mine:Book 3
Looking At Forever:Book 4
Meant For Me:Book 5
Fighting His Fire:Book 6
Beyond The Music:Book 7
Ann Lister is a native New Englander currently living on the island of Martha’s Vineyard with her husband. She has pulled details from her years living in the New England area and uses many local settings and landmarks in her novels.
After graduating art school, marrying, and raising two daughters, she established her own video production company. Her nearly two decades working in video production included work within the music industry and won her a coveted Telly Award. Her ‘behind-the-scenes’ exposure to the music world and her love of rock music is the inspiration for her erotic rock star romances.
The Rock Gods series gave her Bestselling Author status on Amazon. Beyond The Music, Book 7 in the series, reached #1 in Gay Erotica in the Pre-Order and held that spot for several weeks. The last book in the series launches the spin-off series, Guarding The Gods, which is releasing in early summer 2016.
Fall For Me, Book One in the series was a Finalist in the 2013 Rainbow Award. Each book in this series brings her two favorite elements together: musicians and the love between two men. These stories focus on what it truly means to love; love unconditionally, love without restrictions or labels, love without fear or judgment – to just simply love.
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“I got in the car, put on my sunglasses, and put the key in the ignition. The engine roared. I peeled off and did a 360. The tires sliced the sand. I sped
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Paradise. Axel did a number on my credit and my heart. It took five years just to make a dent in the amount. I made bad choices before I met Jordan. I had
to end our relationship because I knew where it would lead. I was attracted to guys that were bad for me but good in bed. It was the story of my life… “
Roxy was down on her luck. A night out with the girls turned into something else when she met Austin Merrick in Gypsy. She didn’t know a one night stand
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Jessica Caryn is passionate about art, music, film, and literature.
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Roxy was down on her luck. A night out with the girls turned into something else when she met Austin Merrick in Gypsy.
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