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Wednesday Whisper & New Release ~ Handling the Perks

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

New release out today. Book 3 in the D.A.R.K., INC series.

Ever wonder how Rhodi and Karen got together? Here you go.

HANDLING THE PERKS

Contemporary

 

She came for a job and found her forever…

Karen Womber had made her way to Montana to start over. Landing a job with a protection agency, she falls for one of the bosses.

Rhodi Wilder can’t keep his mind, focus, or hands off the new woman they hired. He knows better but no matter how he tries, she is there derailing his good intentions.

Eventually their passion is to strong to ignore and they give in. will they have a chance at a future when the lies are exposed? Will she be willing to stick around and handle the perks?

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?

 

 

New Release ~ Trust Me

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

So, another release today. Actually it’s a rerelease of a book that had previously been out at ARe. New cover, new home, all that jazz.

Book 2 in the #D.A.R.K, INC series. This is the story of Adam and Shelly Marie.

#contemporary #MF #suspense #reunitedlovers

$2.99

 

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.

New Release ~Something Tangible

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Okay, so this is actually a rerelease with 15k of new material added. This has been delayed a bit as Amz has given me grief about this one. So, it’s not published there but via Draft2Digital and on Smashwords.

What he’s after, she has no intention of ever giving to him.

Brett Kingston is an acquirer, of signatures, giving ownership of properties to Midas Corporation and Development, his father’s company. Never has anyone distracted him from the heartless business of sealing the deal, until during a final test he meets LJ, a woman who refuses to sell to him, no matter the offer. Agreeing to an insane pact for a mere shot at securing his contract, Brett discovers there is more to life than what he’s known.

Lydia “LJ” Johnson learns not only is there more than meets the eye when it comes to the rich wheeler and dealer, but anything can happen.

 

Title: Something Tangible

Genre: Contemporary, interracial

Price: 2.99

Buy links: https://books2read.com/somethingtangible

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/836058

New Release ~ Schooled in Love anthology

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Happy Monday!

Happy June!!

I’m part of an anthology that deals with school reunions. Did you go to yours? This is a collection from a great group of authors. Hope you enjoy! While I can’t speak for everyone else in the anthology, I haven’t read them all yet, mine is interracial.

Live on June 4th.

Preorder now for 99 Pennies!

Linwood High. St. Martin’s Academy. Rival schools who unintentionally end up sharing a venue for their ten year reunion.

Fists and sparks will fly.

Meet the jocks, the gamers, the mean girls, the student council members, the geeks, the nerds, and all the others who wanted to fit in, blend in, and otherwise survive high school.

This limited edition boxed set contains 15 original reunion stories. Read the makeups, breakups, and hookups from bestselling, award-winning, and up-coming authors.

**Schooled in Love contains 15 New and Exclusive Stories!**

Participating authors:

Emma Nichols
Monica Corwin
Taige Crenshaw
McKenna Jeffries
Rebecca Norinne
Jennifer Millikin
Aliyah Burke
Maggie Dallen
Regina Morris
Bethany Lopez
Tracy Ellen
Monica Donnelly
Kacey Hamford
Michelle Irwin
Emma Tharp
Tarina Deaton
Melissa Stevens

New Release ~ Tequila Smash

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Happy Wednesday!!

New series and a new release out today with @TwistedEPub.

This series is set in Hawaii and centers around a bar called Last Call, run by an old Marine who everyone calls Dogfish. Eight stories are coming and here’s a look at book one.

#military #contemporary #Hawaii #book1 #lastcall series

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It started at the bar…

Ellie Forrester has been bartending at Last Call for nearly five years now, having left Nebraska and an unpleasant past for a new start in Hawaii. There is one man who makes her think of more than work and he’s a frequent visitor to the bar.

Bennett Harvey, ex-SEAL, spends a lot of his time at the military hangout, Last Call, for the main reason of being able to see the bartender who’s had his eye for years. One night there’s an opportunity and he’s not about to miss out.

Their one night stand leads to more but when her past rear’s it’s ugly head, can they overcome the obstacles in their path?

 

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New Release ~ Returning to The Edge

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

returningtotheedge_PromoSquareTB_outnowHappy Tuesday!

Just dropping in to let y’all know about my new release from @Totally_Bound This is book 3 in my series there #TheEdge

Returning to The Edge

Genre: Contemporary romance

Format: Ebook

Price: 99c

Link: https://amzn.to/2JazM9c

 

Blurb:

Patience truly is a virtue.

As the baby of the family, veterinarian Mary Meyers is used to being overlooked and overshadowed. Back home, she indulges in a one-night stand with her eldest brother’s friend. He’s more than she thought he would be, but she isn’t sure she’s ready for another commitment.

Ron Glennon falls hard and fast for the youngest Meyers child. He wants more than just a clandestine relationship with her but she’s hesitant. He backs off and lets her have her way even though it’s killing him inside. Finally, the time comes for her to choose. Will he get to keep her after she’s returned to The Edge?

Here are the others in the series.

The links are in the images and the third one is coming out in June:

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Sometimes what you think you need least is what you need most

Coming Jun:

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Sometimes the connection is there before you realize it’s cuffed you

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.

 

 

New Release ~Breaking All the Rules~

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

PROMO_Burke_BreakingAlltheRulesNEWHappy Release Day to me.

Okay, full disclosure, it’s not actually a new release. It’s one that was out at All Romance before they closed their doors. No new words are added here. Just this awesome cover and a new company.

BREAKING ALL THE RULES

Publisher: Twisted E-Publishing

Genre: Contemporary, Interracial

Series: DARK, INC. Book 1

 

One night of passion can lead to anything, for a woman and her boss, can it—will it lead to happily ever after?

 

A member of D.A.R.K. Cover, Inc., Kristopher “Wild” Wilder is taking a few days of R&R in Belize after his last mission. There he meets a woman who sets his blood on fire and the night they share is explosive to say the least. Little does he know, she’s the woman his brothers’ hired to be their company’s newest pilot. After the passion in Belize, he looks forward to continuing the connection. Problem: she isn’t on board with that idea.

Alyse Lamar is a damn good pilot. She’s taken this new job for a few reasons but when she realizes she’s slept with one of her new bosses, she isn’t sure it’s the best place for her to remain. She can’t seem to keep her hands off him, nor him her. Her strict rule about never mixing business with pleasure is taking one heck of a beating.

Wild is many things, a quitter isn’t one of them. He wants this feisty woman and knows she wants him just as much. He vows to find a way past her walls and make her understand that what began as one night in Belize is worth breaking all the rules and can lead to forever.

 

New Release ~ Wednesday Whisper ~ Code Name: Sleeper

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

PROMO_CodeNameSleeperNEWHappy Wednesday. I know it’s been a while since I’ve tossed up a Wednesday Whisper but as today is my release day for Code Name: Sleeper figured I would roll two into one. *grin*

I know people have been waiting for Michael and Lisa’s story after having met them in Code Name: Papa. And it took a while but here they are.

Enjoy!

Blurb:

You can’t always let go of the past, sometimes you don’t want to…

Michael Whyte has been branded a traitor to his country. He’s betrayed those closest to him all in the line of duty. When the plan starts to come to fruition he breaks out of prison and goes to one woman who will either help him, or kill him.

Lisa Rockers has moved on with her life since leaving EGIS. Or so she thought. Everything changes one rainy night when the man she’s always loved but who betrayed not only her but also everything she believed they stood for, returns. After hearing him out, can she let him deal with this unbelievable story he tells her alone? Or is she willing to risk it all for him.

Excerpt:

A cup of coffee accompanied her treats and two cops strode in as she paid. The men nodded at her and she returned the gesture. Shoving her change in the pocket of the rolled-up sweats she wore, she eyed her donut with a ravenous hunger.

Damn donuts.

Toasting the attendant with her coffee, she strode back out into the deluge. The all-important donuts she retained beneath her shirt, she juggled her keys and coffee. Ignoring the rain streaming down her skin, she started her truck. As she paused, she ate a donut and put the cup in its holder. One immediate need soothed, she sucked the final frosting from her thumb then shifted into gear. Going right out of the lot, she drove to SoDo, named for its location. South of Downtown.

Locating an empty place, not with any close corners or lingering cars, she parked and killed the engine. As she unbuckled her belt, she put her fingertips on three specific areas then slid open a storage area top and grabbed two items. She hopped out in the rain and moved to the tailgate, body humming with energy.

She lowered it and clicked on her Maglite, spilling its illumination across the bed to the tarp against the cab.

“Whoever you are, I have a 9mm loaded with hollow points aimed at you. Come out, extremely slowly, showing me your hands at all times. And do not make me repeat myself.”

She inched slightly to the right, continuing to remain in a great shot line. The second the tarp began to move, it was all there was in her world. No rain. No anything but her and the potential threat to her life.

Her heart pounded hard in her ears, but her hands never wavered. Not until the removed tarp allowed her light to shine on the stowaway kneeling in the bed of her truck.

Michael Whyte.