New Adult Contemporary/Sports Romance
Released October 21, 2014
College freshman Lucia Ramirez has a secret crush on Dane Monroe. He’s a tall drink of water — blond, brash, and one hell of a volleyball player. Hijole. Lucia hopes her volleyball scholarship to his school will make him notice her.
Too bad what’s noticeable is Dane’s obvious hatred for Lucia. Her family’s politics contradict everything he stands for. And politics are front and center in both their families. Dane’s mother is about to face Lucia’s father in the race for US President.
When Secret Service throws them together, Dane can’t deny his frustrating attraction to Lucia’s athletic curves and sweet faith in the world. Amid the intense pressure of college athletics and presidential politics, can opposites not just attract, but overcome overwhelming odds to be together? Or do their differences block their match from the start?
About Dane Monroe from BLOCKED
Dane’s look inspired by 6’8” swimmer Matt Grevers http://www.pinterest.com/pin/175710822937326450/
Name: Dane Monroe
Nickname: GD (Great Dane)
Birthday: October 24 (Scorpio)
Year in School: Sophomore at Highbanks University on a full athletic scholarship
Major: Psychology (his mother is a psychologist)
Volleyball position: Setter
Religion: Spiritual, not ascribing to one particular religion
Politics: Liberal (Democrat)
Parents: Lois Monroe and Patrick DuPont, unhappily married…Lois is a US Senator and the Democratic nominee for US president
Siblings: Younger sister Jessica (Jessie) is a competitive swimmer in eleventh grade
Virtues: Leadership, intelligence, athletic talent, high energy, hidden caring nature, sense of humor
Vices: Arrogance, impulsivity, rule breaker, know-it-all, potty mouth (he calls Lucia’s brother “bitch nugget”)
Favorite musician: A rock band composed of Highbanks alumni
Best friend on the volleyball team: Josh
Ex-girlfriend: Nina from the women’s team
Quirks: Dane learned to speak Spanish on a humanitarian mission to Guatemala… he’s unbeatable at the card game euchre… he’s proud of his mother for being the first female presidential nominee… he has a 4.0 GPA… he’s hooked on the soap opera Days of Our Lives
Secret dream: To make the national volleyball team and play for Team USA
About Lucia Ramirez
Name: Lucia Ramirez
Nicknames: Lucy, Rez, and Luz (Dane’s nickname for her)
Birthday: September 27 (Virgo)
Year in School: Freshman at Highbanks University on a full athletic scholarship
Major: Undecided, possibly Business
Weight: No way she’ll tell you that! She’s fit, muscular, and curvy, with a sizable booty and strong legs that help her jump high to block and spike
Volleyball position: Outside hitter
Politics: Conservative (Republican)
Parents: Adolfo and Silvia Ramirez, happily married…Adolfo is the governor of Texas and the Republican nominee for US president
Siblings: Older brother Alejandro (Alex) is in medical school at Johns Hopkins University, younger brother Mateo (Matty) is in eleventh grade in Texas
Virtues: Athletic talent (especially blocking ability), work ethic, skillfulness at mediating between her older and younger brothers, sweetness/kindness, loyalty, competitiveness, passion
Vices: Self-doubt, negative body image, high anxiety (worry and panic attacks), strong desire to please, conflict avoidance, naiveté
Favorite musician: Neil Diamond
Friends on the volleyball team: Maddie (team captain), Kaitlyn (fellow freshman)
Enemy on the volleyball team: Nina
Pet: Esquincle (Spanish for “Brat”), long-haired black cat also known as Squinky
Quirks: Lucia is left-handed… she’s not girly and has never carried a purse… she’s fiercely loyal to her father… she worries about her younger brother’s diabetes and her mother’s failed attempts to quit smoking… she hates her older brother’s bossiness… she wears T-shirts with volleyball sayings (see them here: http://www.pinterest.com/jenlanebooks/blocked-by-jennifer-lane/)
Secret dream: To be loved by Dane Monroe
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About the Author
Get psyched for romance with psychologist/author (psycho author) Jennifer Lane! By day she witnesses growth in her psychotherapy clients, and by night she wrangles misbehaving fictional characters as she writes sports romance and romantic suspense with a psychological twist. She can’t decide which is more fun.
A swimmer and volleyball player in college, Jen wove some of her own experiences into Streamline—a military mystery about swimmers. And readers can dip their toes into Jen’s world of swimming romance by sampling her free New Adult novella Swim Recruit.
College volleyball romance Blocked is Jen’s newest release, launching 10-21-14. Peek inside big-time college sports and even bigger national politics when the offspring of two presidential candidates find out whether opposites really do attract, or their match is blocked from the start.
Stories of redemption interest Jen the most, especially the healing power of love. She is also the author of The Conduct Series, a romantic suspense trilogy that includes With Good Behavior, Bad Behavior, and On Best Behavior. Ultimately, whether writing or reading, Jen loves stories that make her laugh and cry.
In her spare time she enjoys exercising, attending book club, hanging out with her plus-size, “I’m not fat, I’m big-boned” Izzie cat, and visiting her sisters and their families in Chicago and Hilton Head.
The Blood Vine Box Set Release
with an exclusive novella included!
Release: October 14, 2014
THE BLOOD VINE SERIES
An Adult Paranormal Romance Series
Published by Omnific Publishing
The Maras vampires will go to any length to save their kind. Only their lovers can show them how.
Blood Vine: When public relations pro Zoey Porter arrives at an enchanting California winery, she discovers her sexy new client is the almost one-night stand she can’t forget. Zoey has vowed never to risk her heart again, but Andre needs her help.
Blood Entangled: Kos Maras’s orderly life is in shambles–he must distribute Blood Vine to a population of ailing vampires, but Hunters block him at every turn. To make matters worse, each night, he watches over a temptingly beautiful but unattainable woman sleeping in his bed.
Blood Reunited: Vampire biologist Bel Maras must create a cure for the wasting disease that plagues his family. But when it fails, only his ancient and estranged godmother Uta can help.
Now these old enemies must overcome their past to save the vampires and come to peace with the bond they never chose.
Writing BLOOD VINE
By Amber Belldene
A few weeks ago, one of my priest-friends was late for our colleague group and when we called her to inquire where she was, she was surprised—she’d gotten caught up in reading Blood Reunited and lost track of time. I was, of course, insanely flattered by this turn of events. When she arrived, she gushed about the book, but instead of letting my ego inflate, I had begun to panic.
“It’s so good,” she said.
“But, is it better than the other book you just read?” She had recently read a draft of my work-in-progress, which is a book I’ve been gestating for years. I call it the book of my heart, and when I’m feeling grandiose after a couple glasses of wine, I’ve even called it my magnum opus. I was certain that new book was the best thing I’ve ever written.
She knows all this, and so she winced when she made her confession. “Honestly, yeah. I liked Blood Reunited better.”
“But why!?!” I think I might have actually said exclamation mark-question mark-exclamation.
“It’s the characters. After three books, I love them so much. I’ve been with them for so long, been through so much with them.”
Okay. She had a point there. I had blubbered, balled, and gushed when writing “the end” of the Blood Vine series. It was so emotional and cathartic, taking those characters to a hard-won happy ending.
The Blood Vine series is about four separate couples, but it is also about a family—about how they interact, dole out shit talk and make hard sacrifices for each other. It’s about an ancient conflict and a struggle for peace. And oh yeah, it’s about wine, which I happen to love.
The books have a huge cast of characters and by the end, you know them all very well. Somewhere along the way, I worried I was nuts when I began to feel like I was actually a part of the ensemble, one more wacky member of the Maras family. I think some readers have felt that way too, and I’m proud of that as a writer. I love the idea of readers being drawn in so much that they feel they are part of the gang, right there at the Kastel Estate Winery.
Perhaps it is this feeling of belonging for me as the writer that made it so sad to end the series after three books. Some of my readers didn’t want it to end either. One of my favorite reviews on Amazon says, “Hope, pray, demand–okay, even beg–for the series to continue.” Again, insanely flattering and touching. If only it were possible! But I always planned this series to have a clear plot arc. I personally want to read tight, overarching conflicts, not meandering series, and so that is what I wrote. In fact, the story is so “finished” that I struggled about how to add a short story about Pedro and Lucas, my M/M star-crossed lovers. It took a while, but I finally figured it out, so look for it in the boxed set!
And after that, I’m saying farewell to the Blood Vine world, unless my muse changes her mind. I hope all my readers will come along with me to the new worlds I build, and feel just as much a part of them in time.
About the Author
I grew up on the Florida panhandle, swimming with alligators, climbing oak trees and diving for scallops…when I could pull myself away from a book. As a child, I hid my Nancy Drew novels inside the church bulletin and read mysteries during sermons—an irony that is not lost on me when I preach these days.
I’m an Episcopal Priest with a bachelor’s degree in religious studies. I believe stories are the best way to explore human truths. Some people think it’s strange for a minister to write romance, but it is perfectly natural to me, because the human desire for love is at the heart of every romance novel and God made people with that desire. I write paranormal, historical and contemporary romance and live with my husband and two children in San Francisco.
My literary agent is the fabulous Becca Stumpf of the Prospect Agency.
Cold Fury Hockey Series
New Adult Contemporary
Released October 14, 2014
Published by LoveSwept (Random House)
Hockey star Alexander Crossman has a reputation as a cold-hearted player on and off the rink. Pushed into the sport by an alcoholic father, Alex isn’t afraid to give fans the proverbial middle finger, relishing his role as the MVP they love to hate. Management, however, isn’t so amused. Now Alex has a choice: fix his public image through community service or ride the bench. But Alex refuses to be molded into the Carolina Cold Fury poster boy . . . not even by a tempting redhead with killer curves.
As a social worker, Sutton Price is accustomed to difficult people—like Alex, who’s been assigned to help her create a drug-abuse awareness program for at-risk youth as part of the team’s effort to clean up his image. What she doesn’t expect is the arrogant smirk from his perfect lips to stir her most heated fantasies. But Sutton isn’t one to cross professional boundaries—and besides, Alex doesn’t do relationships . . . or does he? The more she sees behind Alex’s bad-boy façade, the more Sutton craves the man she uncovers.
About the Author
USA Today Best-Selling author, Sawyer Bennett, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.
A Perfect Secret Series, #3
New Adult Contemporary Romance and Mystery
Released September 2014
The one secret she can’t stand to keep is the one she can’t afford to tell.
The perfect little rich girl, River Pearl Sutton has always done what her family expected of her. She’d become the perfect little beauty queen, the perfect child model and now her global success locks her into a life she never really chose.
Coming home for the summer to prepare for the Founder’s Day Festival, a celebration of her lauded ancestor, she is tasked by her father to write a speech to be delivered at the end of the party.
Returning to Hope Parish brings her back into close proximity with sweet-talking, skirt-chasing Braxton Outlaw, the boy who always seemed immune to her charms in high school. But now he looks at her with those challenging blue eyes, both intimidating and seductive at the same time. Using research of her family lineage and his as way to get close to this bad boy, they fall into a hot, torrid affair.
She stumbles across a terrible secret that could bring to ruin not only her reputation, but the reputation and standing of her family. But when her infatuation with Brax grows into something that she can’t live without, she must decide what to do. Keep the secret and lose Brax or destroy her family and lose them.
It’s an awful, heartrending perfect dilemma.
Review by Jennifer
I think I love this book most of all. I read each book in this series and fell for the Outlaw triplets, Boone, Booker, and Brax Outlaw. For the first two books I wondered what had Brax so closed off to River. There was always something there between the two but it wasn’t until this third book that all was revealed.
I loved River. She was a go-getter and she was going to get her man. It wasn’t easy. She had her work cut out for her but I think the rewards far outweighed any set backs she came upon. She was so much more than the model/beauty queen that her mother set her up to be. She was smart, classy, creative, and determined. Brax didn’t stand a chance. He had walls at least ten feet high surrounding his heart. He was not going to get hurt or allow anyone to hurt those he loved because his name was Outlaw. He could heat up a kitchen with all his tasty recipes but it was in the bedroom that the heat exploded.
I liked that this book had some mystery to it. Through old journals and newspaper clippings River set out to clear the town’s hate for the Outlaws with her speech for the Founder Day Festival. It was fascinating to read all the town’s history. Once upon a time River’s ancestor and Brax’s ancestor were friends. Something happened and lies destroyed and robbed one of them of the life they deserved. River and Brax deserved a happy ever after. I was cheering for them every heartbreaking step from book 1 to book 3. They get my award for best book couple.
I think River says it all when she says, “Braxton. Rebel. Chef. Outcast. Musician. Heartbreaker. Mine.” That about sums up three books worth of River working on getting her man. She watched each of her friends land one of the Outlaw triplets. All along she was working on landing hers. It just took her a little bit longer to work on Brax. He was a hard nut to crack.
These books have truly been a wonderful read. I feel lucky to have been able to read and review all of them. This last book, A Perfect Dilemma, was perfect.
Check out my reviews of A Perfect Mess and A Perfect Mistake here:
About the Author
Zoe Dawson is the alter ego of Karen Anders, award winning, multi-published author. Her writing journey started with poetry and branched out into fiction. With a couple of college English courses under her belt, she penned a historical, then moved onto contemporary romance fiction. Today, she is happy producing romantic suspense, romantic mystery, urban fantasy and paranormal novels. The words feed her soul and the happily ever afters feed her heart.
New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance/Thriller
Releasing December 2, 2014
Cover designed by Okay Creations
GRITTY. INTENSE. EMOTIONALLY HONEST.
A stunning debut novel that will leave you breathless.
A desolate childhood; a scarred, jaded, damaged girl. Larkin Grant knew she couldn’t end up like her mother … so she ran. All her belongings packed in the back of a rusted, brown Cadillac, her best friend June in the passenger seat as the co-pilot, she fled Aspen and never looked back.
A new life in a new city, Larkin was finally starting to breathe again, an unfamiliar sense of happiness seeping into her lungs. Landon Black, the boy she loved from afar, came back into her life despite leaving him and her awful memories buried hundreds of miles away. A weakened pulse brought back to life.
He said she was beautiful. She was starting to believe him. He pursued her and changed the course of everyone’s plans. Life had dealt Larkin a cruel hand, but maybe this was it. Maybe the boy that never knew she existed finally saw her and came to free her from the darkness of her past.
But we are never truly free. There are secrets that bind us and lies that unravel from the most beautiful of lips. Blackness that suffocates and makes us question everything we thought we knew. Larkin and Landon are intertwined in ways they never imagined, their future unclear as ghosts come back to haunt them.
Friendship. Revenge. Love. Drugs. Murder. Deceit.
The first in a two-book series, Breathing Black is a mix of suspense and breathless romance. It’s a provocative tale that challenges what one is willing to do to protect the ones they love. An emotional journey where trust isn’t an option and falling in love never hurt so bad.
My mother once said love is like a drug, fast and euphoric. Licking lips, high on the idea it’s going to last forever, until you’re clawing at your skin trying to escape the destructive poison you let inside.
I woke up to my phone vibrating in my purse. The realization of the darkness that surrounded me came crashing back into my pounding head along with everything else that had taken place. I sat up and crawled on the cold tile floor, following the sound of my phone drumming into the ground. I grabbed it out of my purse and dismissed an unknown Colorado area code number.
4:30 p.m. I’d been in this bathroom for hours.
I didn’t want to leave, and I didn’t want move or face reality, so I chose to lie there and let the crippling fog of sleep take over so I could pretend none of it happened.
I peeked under the bathroom door into his office. It was dark and silent so I felt up the wall finding the light switch and turned it on. Walking over to the bathroom sink and looking into the mirror was painful, a visible reminder of how pathetic I truly was. Splashing water on my face wouldn’t rinse away the misery. I left as quickly as possible, peeking out of the blinds into the hallway until the coast was clear so I could open the door and run down the emergency exit stairs.
Right when I got home, I got into the bathtub. All I wanted to do was cleanse myself of Landon Black, but the water wouldn’t get hot enough, and my hands couldn’t scrub fast enough. I wanted to wash away the way he made me feel. I wanted to wash away everything he did to me Saturday night. I was so disgusted with myself. How could I be so blind? Sobs strangled my lungs as my cries tore up my throat until after a while I finally just stopped. Like a blown fuse, my body shut off. I lay in a white bathroom, in the white tub, with white noise resonating in my ears, yet all I could think about was red. I sat in the bathtub letting the hot water that had now turned to ice soak my skin. He used me. Everything that happened between us was a goddamn lie. So many questions raced through my mind. The biggest one was why?
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About the Author
My love for literature and writing is an addiction. My mind is continually telling stories and I have a queue of books I want to write being stacked up in my brain. I don’t know how to write pretty and perfect so I write perfectly flawed and unpredictable. Just like life.
I’m married to my best friend and I’m mother to three little miracles. I love going to farmers markets, bookstores, and long drives with my family in my ruby red Bronco. I also have an unhealthy love for makeup, Oreos, Halloween, queso dip, psychic readings, sushi, massages, and Redd’s Apple Ale.
Happy Release to YOU TURN by Marion Croslydon!
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Adult Contemporary Romance
Second Chances Series
Release: October 6, 2014
From the author of No Reverse, comes a life-changing journey to Paris and a chance to find l’amour again.
Eleanor Carrington knows how to love, and to love deeply. She also knows how it feels to have your heart torn to pieces. The blue-blooded daughter of a political heavyweight, she has never wanted for anything…
… Except the love of two very different men.
She was engaged to her second lover, Joshua McBride, only to find out he already had a wife and a child. After that ego-bashing experience, she flees to Paris to stay with her self-medicated mother. While keeping her mom from popping pills like gummy bears, Eleanor launches a new, no-strings-attached life plan: sleeping around and absolutely NO falling in love whatsoever. On her part at least, because her self-esteem could do with one or two Frenchmen going un peu crazy for her.
What she doesn’t need is for Grand Amour Number One to burst back into her life. What she doesn’t need is all-American Zachary Murdoch—or a more mature and sensitive version of him—to schmooze his way into her life again.
Now a club-owner in Paris, Zach is intrigued by the troubled woman who was once the sweet girl he had to give up. Offering a shoulder for her to cry on is what he owes her. Falling for her is what he has lost the right to.
But Paris is known as the City of Love for a reason…
Will he be her turn at love?
*** You Turn is a contemporary adult romance and part of the Second Chances series. However, Lenor’s story can be read as a stand-alone novel. There is no cliffhanger. ***
About the Author
Marion loves to share happy vibes, talk book crush, fictional boyfriends and sexual chemistry with like-minded people. And because she spends most of her days on her own deep inside her writing cave—and under the grey London sky—, you are welcome to come and say ‘hello’ from time to time. Just to make sure she doesn’t sink into insanity. Her friends, family and arch-enemies (there are quite a few) will be forever grateful for your help.
Published September 29th 2014
(This book was released earlier than initial release date of 10/4/14)
Genre: New Adult
My mother tried to destroy me. She doesn’t exist to me anymore and my father, the one who raised me and the biological one, are both works in progress. The only two people that I can trust are Mason and Logan, and they’re the two people who I could lose. It won’t happen. I won’t let it. No matter the truth, no matter who loves me, I won’t let anything or anyone come between us.
They’re my world. They’re my life.
They’re my family.
This book has been highly anticipated by all Tijan fans. I have read the whole Fallen Crest series and can attest to its appeal. With characters like Mason, Logan, and Sam the reader is drawn in to all the delicious story plots. I’ve reviewed a few of the books on this site. You can read them here:
I can’t wait to get my hands on Fallen Fourth Down. I’m going to Amazon to one-click it after this post. I will be back with a full review after I’m finished devouring the book. You can get your copy here:
While you are there check out all of the Fallen Crest books. You really don’t want to miss out on any of these books. Just a caution, though, they are highly addictive.
Published November 7th 2013
Genre: New Adult
Fate is a Moreno Brothers spinoff series.
He ruled out attachments years ago. Then one day he crosses paths with a beautiful but pampered daddy’s little princess. History has taught him one thing about women like her—steer clear.
She was starting over. She moved back to her home town, took a new job assignment, and left her past behind. For the first time in over eighteen months, she’s even intrigued by a man—a sexy but cold and indifferent drill sergeant. Despite feeling drawn to him, she has no time to figure out his inexplicable aversion to her.
Then Fate steps in one night, forcing them together. There’s a connection neither can refute, and they both consider giving into the undeniable attraction.
Fate however can also be cruel. Just when they surrender to their heart’s desires, past demons resurface in the most unexpected way, threatening the happiness neither realized they so desperately needed.
Review by Jennifer
Elizabeth Reyes has a new and improved website. In honor of her awesome new site I wanted to showcase one of her books. I like to say that I have read all of her books and for the most part that is true. However, there was one book that arrived on my Kindle November 9, 2013 that stayed on my Kindle untouched until today. I finally broke down and read Breaking Brandon.
I know, I know. What took me so long? Why did I drag my feet in getting around to reading this book? Usually I devour her books, but this one I wanted to read but never did. Really there is no good excuse so I won’t even try to snow you. All I can say in my defense is that sometimes life and other books get in the way.
Breaking Brandon was everything that I have come to expect from Elizabeth Reyes. She truly is a talented story teller. She writes some of the most amazing characters. Her males are all alpha and sexy. The females are all amazing women. The detail in the story building and the interactions between the characters makes me eat up every word. Reading her books really is a yummy treat.
Three things that I will say about Breaking Brandon is military, breaking down walls, and honesty made this a fabulous read. Brandon is a Marine. That right there upped the rating for this book in my eyes. My daddy was/is a Marine. You have to respect that. Both Brandon and Regina had some heavy issues to overcome but they broke down their walls and were honest with each other. I appreciated that. It was a breath of fresh air to have the characters be honest with each other without all the misunderstandings that couples in books go through because they are too scared to share their feelings. There was just one part where communication almost broke down but these characters were better than that. Loved Brandon and Regina.
I must say this because I don’t want any misunderstandings. Although I do love Breaking Brandon, Abel is still by far my favorite book by Elizabeth Reyes. My Elizabeth Reyes book loving heart would never “cheat” on him by loving another character more. Abel is a mouth watering dessert that I would gladly take second helpings of. Now, with that said, don’t take as long as I did to read Breaking Brandon. It is a great read. In fact, read all of Elizabeth Reyes’s books. They are all fantastic.
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Sarra Cannon’s Bestselling Young Adult Paranormal Romance,
SHADOW DEMONS (Book #4) is on sale for only .99 cents from October 1st – 14th!
Over 7,000 5 and 4 star reviews across the internet! Begin this bestselling series with the first three complete novels.
Harper Madison isn’t like other girls. She has extraordinary powers, but her inability to control them has gotten her kicked from so many foster homes she’s lost count. Shadowford Home for Girls is her last chance, and she hopes Peachville High will be the fresh start she needs.
At first, life appears to be looking up for Harper. She’s making new friends and is strangely drawn to the boy next door. But when evidence ties her to the gruesome murder of a Demons cheerleader, Harper discovers this small town has a big secret.
Becoming a Demons cheerleader was the last thing Harper Madison expected when she moved to the small town of Peachville. Only, this is no normal group of cheerleaders. The training opens up a world of beauty and magic beyond her wildest dreams, but also a world of pressure and impossible expectations.
A world where every secret hides an even darker secret.
Will she find out the truth about her mother? And will Jackson Hunt, the mysterious boy next door, open her eyes to the evils of the Order of Shadows before it’s too late?
So far, life in Peachville has been tough for Harper Madison. She’s survived attacks on her life, learned how to control her magic and met the most gorgeous boy with an unbelievable secret. After her latest stunt at Brighton Hospital, life has gotten even more complicated. The Order of Shadows is determined to tighten their control on her life.
When a future Prima from a nearby demon gate comes to town, she and Harper decide to use glamours to switch places at a party. All Harper wants is to have a little fun.
But the night will end in blood.
And Harper will find out the attack was meant for her…
Shadow Demons (#4)
In Peachville, there’s a fine line between good and evil.
That line is about to be crossed.
About the Author
Sarra Cannon grew up in a small town in Georgia where she learned that being popular always comes at a price. She is the author of the young adult paranormal Peachville High Demons series, which she first began self-publishing in October of 2010. Since the series began, Sarra has sold over 120,000 copies and recently signed a contract with Sea Lion Books to create a graphic novel adaptation of Beautiful Demons, the first book in the series.
Sarra lives in North Carolina with her amazing husband, her new baby boy, and her teeny tiny Pomeranian, Snickerdoodle.
The first book in the series, KILLING SARAI, will be on sale for a limited time for $1.99 (Kindle and Nook) starting October 1st.
In the Company of Killers
Released October 1, 2014
Victor Faust’s new Order is growing. Business is good as there is no rest for the wicked in an underground world of hardcore criminals and contract killing. Relationships among the operatives have changed little over the past year—but things are about to change now, and all six high-ranking members of the new Order will be blindsided by an unlikely enemy.
Loved ones whose only ties to Victor’s organization are their relationships with its members, are abducted. The price to get them back safely—the six must confess their deepest, darkest secret to this mysterious young woman named Nora, who is as deadly as she is beautiful, and who seems to know more about each of them than they know about each other. And although no one has any clue about who Nora really is, it becomes clear that she also isn’t who she appears to be.
So much more is at stake than secrets and the lives of innocent loved ones; with each member that Nora forces to confess, the truth about their dark pasts and their present objectives will cast suspicion, pit some against each other, and may tear others apart.
Before the game is over everyone will know who this woman is and why she is here, but the damage she will leave in her wake could be the beginning of the new Order’s destruction.
Whose dark secret will be the darkest of all? And can Victor’s Order survive any of them?
IMPORTANT NOTE: SEEDS OF INIQUITY is NOT a prequel about Fredrik Gustavsson as previously stated. It is a brand new present day book.
The author is giving away (3) Signed Sets of the In the Company of Killers Series! If you would like to enter, please visit AToMR’s Facebook page.
Something inside of me snaps, and my eyes spring open wildly in my face. I scream out something I can’t even decipher and finally get my fingers between the chain and my throat. I pull it away with everything in me, spurred on by rage and vengeance and the will to live, until I overpower her and set my neck free, slamming her legs down against the floor.
She starts to crawl away on her hands and knees in the direction of my overturned chair. I leap to my feet, pulling Pearl from my boot before I’m fully upright, and I’m standing over her with the blade against her throat and the back of her hair in my fist, pulling her neck back as far as it’ll go without snapping.
“I’ll cut off more than your finger, bitch!”
She freezes; her hips and pelvis and legs pressed against the floor; the whites of her eyes visible to me as I stand over her from behind.
“Where is Dina?!” I yank on her scalp, pulling her neck back even farther; if she even flinches the wrong way the blade will break the skin and she knows it. “Fuck these games of yours! Tell me where you took her!”
“Come closer and I’ll tell you,” she says with difficulty, her voice strained.
Without even thinking about it I do, but I keep the blade against her throat as I sit down on her back.
“Try anything and I’ll kill you,” I growl, my lips next to her ear.
She doesn’t try to fight back, but I’m not feeling defeat from her. It’s something else. That confidence about her that I’ve grown to despise. Even though I’m the one sitting on top of her, the one with the knife pressed to her throat, I can’t help feel like she’s still the one in control.
“Where is she?” I whisper harshly against the side of her face.
“If you want Dina Gregory to live,” she says, still in a whisper too low for the audio to pick up, “then you and I need to have a talk about the specifics of the relationship you had with Javier Ruiz.”
It feels like an eternity that I sit on top of her, straddling her back, lost in some kind of stunned submission. I can’t find words. Or my heartbeat. And my mind is running away from me.
Then my knife hand begins to tremble and my breathing becomes unsteady.
I slide the knife away from her throat, push her head down forcibly against the tile with the other hand, shoving myself angrily to my feet and off of her. I don’t look at her when she gets up, struggling into a stand with her ankles bound. And I look only at the floor when she shuffles right past me, picking up her black heels along the way, and goes back over to her seat on the other side of the table.
I keep my back to her, unable to move; my eyes beginning to burn from the angry tears pushing their way to the surface. My knife is gripped within my hand firmly, resting down at my side. I feel like using it on myself.
“Shall we begin?” Nora says as calmly as ever, waiting for me at the table.
About the Author
J.A. Redmerski, New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas with her three children, two cats and a Maltese. She is a lover of television and books that push boundaries and is a huge fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead.