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A bond that will find a way to endure ~ ALWAYS #audiobook from @LSJRomance #romance

ALWAYS

(Two Hearts, One Soul Duet: Book One)

Written by London Saint James

Narrated by Tor Thom & Charley Ongel
Listening time: 11 hrs 3 mins
Genre: M/F Contemporary Romance

International bestselling author London Saint James’ first installment from Two Hearts, One Soul Duet is the epic tale of abiding love, heart-wrenching loss, and an astonishing bond that will find a way to endure.

Winter Perri never truly understood love until she met Austin Carlyle—the man who would rock her world to its foundations and give her something to believe in. But the night before they were to be married, the fairytale shattered.

Thirteen years later Winter is pulled out of her seclusion only to have a painful past confront her, and when it does, she’s left questioning reality, because the impossible is looking back at her with the face of a destroying angel, and piercing eyes in too familiar shades of blue.

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About the Author

London Saint James has lived in many places, but never felt ‘at home’ until she met the real-life man of her dreams and settled down in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. London lives with her husband and their fat cat who thinks he owns them.

As an award-winning, international bestselling author, London is living her childhood dream. She knew all the scribbling she did, that big imagination of hers, and all those clamoring characters running around in her head would pay off someday.

A complete list of London’s books can be found on her website http://www.londonsaintjames.com. You can also e-mail London with any questions or comments at London@londonsaintjames.com. She loves to hear from her readers.

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Frustrated with Tech ~ Read an excerpt from FOR WOMEN ONLY by @KayelleAllen #scifirom #romance

In this scene from For Women Only, Khyff has just walked in the door after a month away working. Like many of us, he’s not the best at using tech, so when his idBot electronic security system greets him, humor ensues. I love this scene because he is so frustrated with tech that’s beyond his understanding, and I know just how that feels!


“Welcome home, Mr. Antonello.”

Khyff flinched at the disembodied android voice. He let out a frustrated sigh. “I am never going to get used to that. IdBot?”

The home security system pinged in response.

“Didn’t I ask you to call me Khyff?”

“Yes, Mr. Antonello. Would you like to know the dates of your requests at this time?”

“No, I would not. Just change the greeting. Call me Khyff.”

“Yes, Mr. Antonello. Greetings and welcome protocols are found in the home security system settings in the main system. Would you like to adjust them at this time?”

“No.” His shoulders sagged. “Remind me later. I’ve been away for a month, okay? I’m a little tired.”

“Yes, Mr. Antonello. A reminder has been scheduled.” Locks activated with an audible click and a slight increase in pressure on his ears told Khyff the flat had been sealed. “Premises secure.”

For Women Only

Antonello Brothers 2

Publisher: Romance Lives Forever Books
Author: Kayelle Allen

When Mehfawni Ruh, a Kin ambassador, visits the capitol planet of the empire, she meets security expert Khyff Antonello, a human. A death in her family forces Fawni to return home, but she can’t bear to part with Khyff and takes him along. Her family demands she cast out the human, or abdicate her future rule.

When Fawni searches for an alternative, she stumbles upon Khyff’s secret. The cover-up, if exposed, will betray her world to its enemies and bare her family to open shame. Her duty is clear. Yet how can she leave Khyff to suffer in the darkness that binds his heart?

His secret truth is her people’s darkest lie.

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The wordsearch puzzle prints on two pages, with the answers on page two. You’ll find words from the series hidden at all angles.


About Kayelle Allen

Kayelle Allen writes Sci Fi with misbehaving robots, mythic heroes, role playing immortal gamers, and warriors who purr. She’s a US Navy veteran and has been married so long she’s tenured.

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From obscurity to fame, bullriders never give up. SLAMMED by @Liza0Connor #western #newrelease

Davy is one of the nicest characters I’ve ever written. He loves his parents and they love him dearly. But that doesn’t mean Davy has had an easy life.

Davy and his parents are the poorest people in their small town. They live in a small, weathered, two-room shotgun house on the outskirts of town.

Going to school has always been a torment for Davy. The rich kids bully and prank him continuously. The middle-class kids are afraid to speak to him in fear the rich kids will retaliate and torment them as well.

But despite all the abuse at school, when he arrives home, his parents’ love always strengthen and rejuvenate him into their fabulous son.

As he grew older, he really wanted a girlfriend, but none of the girls wished to be seen with him, due to his poverty. Finally, a mean rich girl named Sherry declared he could date her. (She was mad at her father for refusing to buy her another car, after she crashed the last one.)

She was the meanest girlfriend imaginable and it took over a year for her to let Davy go all the way. (And only because she was really angry at her father again.)

When Sherry learned Davy has left town to compete for a chance to be part of the World Bull-riding Rodeo, she dropped him like a rock and began dating his nemesis: Bobby Conrad. Sherry’s father was so happy, he bought her another car.

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SLAMMED

By Liza O’Connor

Davy’s Saga, Book 1

Contemporary Suspense, Country Western/ Bull Riding

Davy Hill goes from obscurity to fame by riding the rankest bull alive. Coming from a life of poverty, the young cowboy expects his life to change for the better now that he’s a successful professional bull-rider. Yet, with every occurrence of good luck comes an equal dose of bad. He suffers a potentially career-ending injury, a string of betrayals, and much worse. Despite all the brutal slams he takes, he keeps getting up, because he’s a bull-rider and they never give up.

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Davy pressed the phone hard against his ear as he made a collect call to his parents. He could barely hear the operator over the din of the bar, but he could hear his pa’s reply, “Hell yes, we’ll take the call.”

He didn’t have to ask if they’d watched him on TV. His father’s jubilant response to the operator assured him he had. His smile widened and tears came to his eyes. Damn! This was no place to cry. What if one of the bull riders saw him? He pinched the bridge of his nose. He took a deep breath to settle himself, and tried to pretend this was no big deal as he spoke loudly into the phone, “Good news, I’ll be able to pay you back the money I borrowed to get here.”

“You bet you can!” His father replied. “Two hundred thousand. My God, boy, I never in all my life dreamed you could do that. I’m so damn proud of you! Hold on, your mamma wants to speak to you.”

He pressed the phone tighter and huddled next to the wall, knowing how soft his mother spoke. Frustration filled him, when he couldn’t make out a single word she said. He shouldn’t have called from a bar. He should have walked to the Seven-Eleven and called from there.

He couldn’t ask his ma to speak louder. Due to her cancer treatments, she barely had the strength to speak at all and she was probably tired as hell from watching the event on TV. So he just guessed at what she’d probably said and responded to that. “I love you too, Ma. Don’t worry about this changing me. I’ll always be the boy you raised.”

 

Liza O’Connor lives in Denville, NJ with her dog Jess. They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, she learned to fly small Cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. She’s an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels.

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His mate is a target. Can he save her? XANDER by @ValerieUllmer #DarkAssassins #PNR #romance

XANDER

A Dark Assassins Novel

by Valerie Ullmer

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Half-human, half-shifter.

Xander has secretly yearned for a mate for most of his immortal existence, and yet after three of his friends found exactly what he’s always wanted, he’d come to believe that he’d missed his chance at happiness.

Until he heard her voice.

Frost is a wildlife biologist and tracker and she has been assigned, despite her adamant protests, to lead mercenaries into the mountains of Snowfall, Colorado for the sole purpose of killing immortal shifters.  In order to protect those who have no idea the kind of danger they are in, she agrees.  As she leads the armed men on a wild chase around the snow-covered pines, she could sense that she was running out of time.

Until she heard his voice.

Xander understands exactly who Frost is the moment he hears her thoughts.  With the help of Kane and Gunnar, they eliminate those in her group as they try to keep her safe.  But during the fight, she is hurt and all of his protective instincts flare to life.  As Xander learns more about her, he realizes that Frost might be the key to the creation of the immortals, both vampire and shifter.

But when she becomes a target from those who want to destroy the Dark Company and Xander’s family, how far will he go to save her?

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Xander froze when he heard a feminine voice carry over to him, she sounded closer than she had been even a few moments before.  He should have sensed her coming closer.  But the only question on his mind was why the fuck she was tagging along with a group of mercenaries.  He heard the voice again, a tinny version of her voice, and for a long moment he couldn’t understand the words.  Until she stepped forward.

No, no.  Not that way.  Not that way.

Something warmed his chest as he heard her in his head as clearly as they were speaking aloud.  A familiarity washed over him and he felt connected to this woman in an elemental way.  A feeling a peace settled over him.  He knew this was the first time he’d ever heard her voice.  He was so stunned and happy that he didn’t even question how they were able to mind link.

Can either of you hear the woman’s thoughts?

Woman?  Gunnar sounded confused.

Kane’s reply was quick and clipped.  No.

Hello?

Hello?

Xander tried to get her attention.  Can you hear me?

He held his breath when he heard her distinct gasp, knowing that their mind link worked.  His chest filled with dread at the thought that she gave herself away, until he heard her next words.

“I spotted a grizzly bear in the trees to the west.  Sorry, I startled him and he ran off.”

For long seconds, the men in the clearing stared at the woman before they were ordered to keep searching.

Xander stood close enough that he could see her curves underneath the heavy white parka.  And having the worst timing in the world, Xander felt himself harden.  He took a deep, cleansing breath of sharp mountain air that instantly cooled his overheated body.

Yes, I can hear you.  These men, seven in total, are looking for immortals.  They have been contracted by my boss at U.S. Fish and Wildlife to kill them.  Apparently the immortals are supposed to become animals.  Can you help me without hurting yourself?  They are heavily armed.

Xander was taken completely by surprise.  She didn’t question their connection but instead relayed vital information that he would need.  He could also start to feel her emotions.  She wasn’t scared, just determined.  He could hear her heart beating at a fast rate and her breathing strained from either the hike up the mountain or the tension in the air.  He watched as she subtly shifted her head around as she searched for him, unable to spot him in the trees.

We can help.  I’m going to communicate with my team and we’ll take out the men.  Are you okay with that?

Yes, I know they are paid mercenaries and I’m pissed that they killed a wolf two days ago for no other reason than they wanted to shoot something.

What’s your name?

Frost.

Frost, I’m Xander.  When I tell you to run, run south.  Okay?

Yes, I understand.

Xander relayed the conversation he had with Frost.  We are going to have to kill them, there’s no other way around it.  They couldn’t have a threat looming over them, especially if one escaped and brought in a stronger, more trained group of mercenaries.  Although they could easily defeat any group of fighters, keeping their existence a secret was crucial.  The more humans that knew about them, the bigger the danger it posed.

Working as a team, they closed in on the unsuspecting mercenaries.  At first, they quietly removed those men who were stationed on the outer perimeter, using knives to subdue them, or in Xander’s case, using his bare hands and quickly snapping their necks.  He didn’t want Frost to see blood on him.  The only sound he could hear detect was the grunts of the men who were dispatched.  By the time Gunnar, Kane, and he closed in on their ranks, there were only three mercenaries remaining.

The older man spotted movement in Gunnar’s direction and without hesitation raised his weapon and started firing.  The wolf easily dodged the shots before melting farther into the trees.  Silence descended upon the area as the man searched for Gunnar.

Frost, run south, keep as low as you can and use the trees as cover.

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Valerie writes paranormal and contemporary romances with strong alpha males and brilliant, beautiful heroines. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her wonderfully supportive husband and their funny and wise black lab. She’s addicted to coffee, crime shows, and reading and writing character driven romances.

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