Archive for April, 2018

Sunday Sentiment

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

sunsen4To everyone is given the key to heaven; the same key opens the gates of hell.

~Ancient Proverb

Saturday Selection ~ Quarterback’s Secret Baby by Imani King

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Love sport’s romance stories.

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Friday’s First Liners ~ All In, Book 2 in Tungsten Protective Series

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Burke_AllIn LG“You’re leaving again? Going where! Never mind; I know, even if you could tell me, you wouldn’t.

Wednesday Whisper ~ Forever Together

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

My latest release in Roxanne St. Claire’s Barefoot Bay Kindleworld. And the second of the three I’m doing in her world with my trio of brothers.

Burke_ForeverTogetherLGBlurb:

A Marine and a single mom reunite on an island paradise.

Flynn O’Malley comes to visit his brother and runs into a face from his past. Mia Borde sure has changed from the little girl he knew while growing up and he wants to get to know her all over again. She awakens something within him he never knew existed.

Mia is a widow focused on raising her little girl. When her past blows into her life, she is expecting a momentary fling with him. Flynn is thinking a bit longer than that, but she’s been the wife of a Marine once, can she do it again? It’s not just her heart she has to think about.

They had a past, they’re enjoying their present, will they be allowed a future, forever together?

Excerpt:

That voice, did something else to him. Holy shit, it was like dark honey, raw and slow moving yet leaving behind this taste one doesn’t ever forget. He tipped his head up to stare at “Mama” and sucked in another sharp breath.

He’d heard it before from friends and even from his oldest brother, Sean when he talked about the love of his life, Rica. It had been a bolt of lightning, he’d known that instant she was the one. Until right then, Flynn had chalked it up to the man being a romantic, unlike himself. But now, looking up at this woman, he understood. One hundred percent.

Flynn shot to his feet. “Ma’am.” His damn heart raced out of control and she’d not even spoken to him directly at this point. In his periphery, he watched Doyle’s confused expression at his action.

Eyes the color of fresh gingerbread flicked from him to his brother. An ugly spike of jealousy slammed into him. Don’t look at him, focus back on me.

She pursed full, plump lips and swiped her tongue over them, before her eyes darted once more. “Doyle?” Her gaze returned to him. “Flynn?”

Pure sex was what he thought of when she said his name. However, there was surprise his name was called. This time he shared a look with his brother. From the confusion on his face, he didn’t know who she was either.

He crossed his arms and cleared his throat. “You have the advantage. Who are you?”

“Figures you wouldn’t remember me.” There wasn’t any heat in her statement. “Mia Borde, used to be Malor.”

“Little Mimi?” Doyle asked, shock in his tone.

“I despised that name—still do, but yes. That was me.” A shrug. “Is me.”

Before Flynn knew what happened, Doyle had gotten to his feet and had her in his arms, hugging her. He shoved that jealousy back where it belonged, in a box.

Then he had the opportunity. Gathering her close, he inhaled deep and allowed her scent to imbed into him. Lilies. That’s what she reminded him of.

Tuesday Teaser ~ The detective’s Lover

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

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Ian watched her face in the glow of the streetlights. The weather didn’t seem to bother her; instead, it added a rosy tint to her beautiful dark skin. The horn from a ferry broke through the night.

“I think you’re right. There is something off about the report. I want to find the truth and I think if we can put aside our differences we could figure it out.” Ian waited. He frowned as amusement crossed her face.

“Is that what this is? An attempt to ferret out what I’ve learned?” She pushed away from the rails and closed the distance between them. “And tell me, Detective. How far are you willing to go with this charade?”

Ian tried to ignore his body’s reaction to her nearness. He noted how the lights glowed in pinpoints off the gloss on her lips, calling him to taste them. He swallowed and tried to tell his rapidly hardening erection to behave.

“It’s not like that.”

Fallon moved closer still. “No?” Her voice got all low and throaty. “I want to know how far you’re going to go to make me happy in hopes I’ll tell you what I know.” Her hands left her pockets and slid up his chest.

Ian fisted his gloved hands at his sides. He forced himself to remain standing in place. Neither into or away from her touch. His cock leapt to attention.

“Tell me, Detective. What have you been cleared to do? What’s the limit?” She wrapped her hands around his neck, pressing flush against him.

He gulped as her mouth moved closer.

Fallon’s fingers, covered by soft leather, teased the back of his neck. “Will you take me out?” She blinked once, slowly, her thick lashes falling and rising again. “Would you actually sleep with a Maddox?” Her lips were millimeters away from his, fanning his mouth with her warm breath.

Ian gave in with a low growl. He hauled her in close and covered her mouth with his.

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On Sale ~ Code Name: Papa

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Code Name PapaHappy Sunday to all y’all!

Just wanted to let y’all know that Code Name: Papa is on sale right now for #99c (ebook version only)

If you have been thinking about picking this one up or you happened to get the second in the series, Code Name: Sleeper and wanted the first one, here’s your chance.

Spy versus spy…

Top-secret government operatives can’t afford emotional attachments. Years ago, Beckett Hanson broke the rule and fell in love. Hard. She was a spy – like Beckett – until she went dark eight years ago. She simply disappeared. And for Beckett, that meant hardening his broken heart and being the job. Until one phone call changes everything…

Indigo Grey left her life behind eight years ago when she became pregnant. Since then, she’s lived a “normal” life with her son, until a trip lands them both in some serious hot water. Now her son’s life is in danger and Indigo is desperate. The only person who can help her is the man she ran away from years ago, and they’re running out of time…

Code Name: Papa

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Genre: Romantic suspense, contemporary, interracial

Buy Link: https://books2read.com/CodeNamePapa

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Sentiment

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

sunsen4To be upset over what you don’t have is to waste what you do have.

~Ken S. Keyes, Jr., Handbook to Higher Consciousness

Saturday Selection ~ Pasta, pinot, and murder by Jamie Lee Scott

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

I love cozies and have been eating them up. This one looks terrific. And with this title…I mean, really?

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New Release ~ Forever Together

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Burke_ForeverTogetherLGHappy Friday y’all!

This week has been…something. But, I’m done for two days and I have a lot planned for my days off. #excited

And as it’s Friday and a release day, that’s doubly exciting for me.

I’m part of Roxanne St. Claire’s latest Kindleworld series release for Barefoot Bay. I’m honored and thrilled to be writing in this world again. I have three brothers that I’m writing in this world. This is the second brother, Flynn.

 

Forever Together

Series: Barefoot Bay

Genre: Contemporary, Interracial

Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2Hhn5bQ

A Marine and a single mom are reunited on an island paradise.

Flynn O’Malley comes to visit his brother and runs into a face from his past. Mia Borde sure has changed from the little girl he knew while growing up and he wants to get to know her all over again. She awakens something within him he never knew existed.

Mia is a widow and focused on raising her little girl. When her past blows into her life, she is expecting a momentary fling with him. Flynn is thinking a bit longer than that, but she’s been the wife of a Marine once, can she do it again? It’s not just her heart she has to think about.

They have a past, they’re enjoying their present, will they be allowed a future, forever together?

There are an amazing bunch of books in this world as well as Roxanne’s ones that started it all. Click here, to find all those available.

 

 

Friday’s First Liners ~ Kincade’s Rose, Book 1 in the Megalodon Team series

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Kincade’s RoseJayde Porter sat at the outdoor café in the warm tropical breeze overlooking the inviting turquoise water.