Archive for July 11th, 2018

Cottonwood Falls series is now in KU

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

KINDLE UNLIMITED

Here is a list of the books by Aliyah Burke now available in Kindle Unlimited.

Are you part of Kindle Unlimited?

To date I have eight stories in Kindle Unlimited. All of these take place in and around my fictional town of Cottonwood Falls.

I know some of you may not be aware of what Kindle Unlimited is, so here’s a breakdown.

  • Kindle Unlimited (KU) is a subscription program through Amazon. With a monthly subscription you’re given unlimited access to books, audiobooks, and magazines.
  • The cost is $9.99/mo. Amazon does offer a Free 30-day trial to see if this is something you would like to continue taking part in.
  • If you’re interested in joining the program, click here.

 

In Cottonwood Falls you meet the residents, see into small town life, and more. Each is a stand alone and range in length. More will be coming to Cottonwood Falls as well to be available in KU.

 

Blurbs for stories in the Cottonwood Falls series

 

Relentless

Not everything new is best

Tobias Latner has come home to buy up property and build a new mall. With the misguided belief it will be best for the town, he’s shocked by the amount of resistance he receives. More than that, he’s shaken by the intense attraction he feels to one of the residents.
Dr. Melinda Glazer comes home when her father is diagnosed with cancer, to work the clinic so it doesn’t have to close. Her lust for Toby Latner is a distraction she feels she can move beyond if she gets it out of her blood. She doesn’t realize how wrong she is, nor how relentless the businessman can be when he sets his sights on something he wants.

 

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Fracture

Homecomings can be wonderful in breaking down old walls

Once the princess of Cottonwood Falls, Vicki Boshay had exchanged her crown and dresses for a badge and a gun as a deputy in her hometown. Disowned by her family for her decisions she has moved on and carries her head high. One foggy night she’s reunited with a man who lived on the wrong side of the tracks but had always interested her.
Chase Ellery is out of the Army and has come back home. He is shocked to see Vicki Boshay wearing a uniform when she gives him a ride into town. Some memories are harder than others to get rid of and despite the passion arching between them, their past is still there. Will they be able to move on or will it fracture the budding relationship?

 

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Ravish

There are times when you just need to return to your roots

On the heels of landing his largest part yet, Brody Paget, has returned from Hollywood to Cottonwood Falls, to share the news with a family he’s not seen in years. Still, sometimes it’s harder to let go of what you’ve run from than expected and he learns that when he is reunited with the one woman he’s ever loved. She just also happens to be the woman he left at the altar.

Hermione Windsor can’t believe it when he walks into the bank. Even ten years wasn’t long enough for her to move on. Now, he was back and wanted to rekindle what they had. She’s changed since he’d bolted and isn’t sure she has what it takes to be part of his fast life. Brody is determined to prove to her he’s still the only man for her.

 

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Spark

Sometimes that first touch is the only spark needed

Vance Hendrickson works hard at his garage, content with his life, right up until he gets a call that leads him into the life of one Kendria Bonher. She’s running from something and he wants to protect her with a ferocity that stuns him.

Kendria is used to a different world than one gets in the small town of Cottonwood Falls, Georgia but finds herself falling not only for the town but the mechanic who makes her emotions race off the chart. Can his quiet confidence help her find the bit she needs to confront her past allowing her to have a future?

 

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Savor

When you slow it all down, you’re allowed to savor.

Piers Cuyper is a single father. His son, having withdrawn since his mother’s death, needs a teacher who will bring out the best in him. Piers found that teacher in London Rhymes. But that wasn’t all he found in her.

London Rhymes loved teaching the children of Cottonwood Falls. Her steadfast rule of not getting involved with one of her students parents went by the wayside when she met Piers. He could be everything she’d ever possibly want but will she allow herself the chance?

 

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Intensity

Two people whose intensity for one another may be their downfall…or heaven.

Grey Sorenson, Navy SEAL, has had a thing for Sarah for years. Problem is when they’re together the sparks they put off aren’t all good.

Sarah Mallery loves serving in the USMC. Her life would be perfect if not for the SEAL who makes her want to hit him one second and kiss him the next. A mission throws them together, will things get worked out after this or will more obstacles fall in their way of a happily ever after?

 

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Inferno

 

Even in the winter, things can get hot.

 

Jazz Delahoussaye has been volunteered by her cousin to find a man for a photo shoot. The only reason she’s doing it is because it’s for a charity cause. Buried in her work, she hasn’t the faintest idea of where to look or what to do. So, she finds herself looking for someone her friend said would help, and that sets her on course for Cottonwood Falls, Georgia.

 

Bastian Müller is shocked to see not only his grandfather back in town but also the woman he’d been promised to help. The ex-smokejumper turned regular firefighter is intrigued by the sassy yet extremely private woman. He agrees to help, if, she stays in town until the shoot is over. Once that happens, will he be able to keep her forever or will she vanish as quickly as she arrived, leaving him alone with only memories?

 

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Snake’s Salvation

 

Two people with painful pasts can create something spectacular with each other.

Jason “Snake” LaRue was a Navy SEAL. Now he’s not and he has trust issues and memories he can’t forget no matter how hard he tries. His one solace is a woman who works at the local diner who chases away the darkness in him. But would she ever consider a man with his past?

 

Loretta Swann has given up art and now works at an all-night diner. Running from her past, she up and goes when the mood strikes. Her one shining moment a day is when the ex-SEAL graces the establishment. An impulsive kiss makes her wonder about something more with him. But when she learns what he wants, will she run again, or stick around to be Snake’s Salvation?

 

 

Once that happens, will he be able to keep her forever or will she vanish as quickly as she arrived, leaving him alone with only memories?

 

 

Wednesday Whisper ~ Trust Me

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Book 2 in D.A.R.K., INC series

TRUST ME

Contemporary, suspense

$2.99

https://amzn.to/2JxHzlg

She must trust someone from her past in order to survive her present and experience a future…

Shelly Marie Dixon is a woman with a fearful past. Literally. She’s never able to settle in one place, all because of a man set on tormenting her. After five years of struggling to move on with her life, she goes back to another man. One she left years ago. One with the skills to help her. Hopefully, he won’t brush her aside.

Never in his wildest dreams did Adam Wilder, eldest brother and co-founder of D.A.R.K Cover, Inc, expect to find a lost love sitting in the lobby of his company. Much less, expect to find her terrified.

There’s no way he’s letting her face things alone. If it takes all of D.A.R.K’s resources, he’ll risk it. Whatever it takes to keep her safe. Problem is, will he be able to keep it professional—because one look at her and he wants to go back to how things were, way back when.

The only way that’s going to happen is if she’ll believe him when he says: Trust Me.

***Excerpt***

For the next two hours he took care of paperwork, lining up other jobs and making notes on completed ones. His phone buzzed and he hit the button with the pen. “Yes?”

“Could you come down here please?”

Adam didn’t hesitate, he wasn’t fond of the tremor in her voice. “On my way.” He grabbed his Glock, made sure the magazine was full, and shoved it in the back of his waistband as he hurried to the door. He took the stairs and pushed through the door to find his sister-in-law sitting at her desk, watching for him. Scanning the area, he didn’t see anyone and met her gaze once more.

“What’s going on?”

“There’s someone here to see you.”

Another look around their waiting room. No one was there. “Who are you talking about, Karen?”

The door to the bathroom opened and a small figure stepped out, ball cap pulled low over the face, so he couldn’t tell who it was.

“Her.”

He ran another perusal of her. Her fear was obvious and her suspicion. He glanced back to Karen, who shook her head to his unasked question of why she called him. Derek had a way of making women feel safe, he was the lighthearted one. Not Adam.

“She asked for you by name,” Karen whispered, answering the question as to why it was him.

Raking a hand through his hair, he stepped forward. “You asked to see me?” he queried, willing her to lift her gaze.

She raised a hand and removed her hat, simultaneously tilting her chin. Dark red curls tumbled free as he was speared by a pair of emerald green eyes he never thought he’d see again in his lifetime. His lungs were empty and it took a moment for him to comprehend, his brain reminding him to breathe.

“Shelly Marie?” Surely it had to be a mistake he was seeing her before him.

“I know I’m the last person you want to see, Adam, but I need your help.” That pink tongue of hers darted out to dampen her lips. “Please.”

Adam blinked a few times. The apparition before him didn’t move anywhere. He took another visual perusal of her. This time picking up on every nuance. Physically this woman may be the one he knew like the back of his hand, but that’s where it ended. It wasn’t his woman on the inside. Dark circles under her eyes were hidden by makeup, while the corners of her mouth were tight with strain. And there was the way her fingers barely peeked out from the oversized long sleeve tee and worked the hat brim with an abundance of nervous energy.

She reminded him of a deer, frightened and ready to bolt at the slightest bit of provocation. Not at all the level headed, calm, woman he’d fallen in love with all those years ago. Karen’s overly inquisitive gaze flicked between the two of them.