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New Release ~ His Pryze to Claim

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Burke_Omega_2_HisPryzeAre you loving the Kindleworld stories? I am, it lets me get a taste of a new author. Anyway, I have a new one out in Desiree Holt’s Omega Team Kindleworld series. This one ties in with my last one, His Rysk to Take. The heroines are cousins.

A wedding, a car crash, and more heat than they know what to do with.

Liz Pryze is attending her cousin’s wedding where she meets the handsome best man. Sparks fly immediately but she’s determined to be on her best behavior and not proposition him. Not an easy task especially with the looks he’s been giving her all night.

Cullen O’Rourke is enamored by the bride’s cousin. Determined to get her alone, he offers to drive her when she’s recalled to work. The trip doesn’t go as planned when they’re rammed off the road and hunted. After she gets out of the hospital, together they figure out who’s after one of them and why. Being locked up with her in a cabin is the perfect time for him to claim his prize.

New Release ~ Restitution

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

restitution_800[5059]I know some of y’all know the In Aeternum series that had Casanova in Training, Harbour of Refuge, Protected by Shadows, & Polar Opposites. And within that series there were mention of Theta Corps and the Jackson cousins, Ethan, Anabelle Lee, and Beauregard.

Well, this one, Restitution, is the first of these Theta Corps stories and it is Ethan’s story. The other two will also be out this year.

 

This spy has fallen for the princess who helped save him.

Ethan Jackson has been a prisoner for longer than he cares thinking about. An opportunistic perimeter alarm allows for him and one other to escape. Almost recaptured, they are saved by the timely arrival of his family. Now he just has to figure out who this woman with him is and where the man behind his own kidnapping has gone.

Zahra “Rally” Kidjo has a kinship with the man who saved her but her trust only goes so far. The youngest child in the ruling royal family she’s used to betrayal from the inside. Once brash and outspoken on her beliefs, she’s now reserved and soft-spoken.

While this horrible ordeal is now over, can Ethan keep this princess in his life or will he lose her to her familial obligations?

New Release ~ Autumn Frost

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Happy Thursday.

Another release for me this week. This one is Autumn Frost and is my first of 4 stories that will be taking place within the Brotherhood Protectors Kindleworld series by Elle James.

I’m honored that she’s allowing me to play in her world. All 4 of mine will have dogs in them as an added bonus. So, here’s a bit more about Autumn Frost.

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Simon Frederick, freshly separated from the military, was minding his own business heading home to his cabin when a woman stumbles from the woods and right in front of his truck. When she passes out in his arms, he takes her home.

Geri found herself in a strange cabin with a man she didn’t know. The only familiar one around her was Lars, her Beauceron. As her memory comes back little by little, she realizes that there is much more than meets the eye of the man who saved her. They grow closer as does the danger. When the bullets stop and the calm returns, will they be together?

 

 

New Release ~ Labor of Love Anthology

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Happy Monday,

So I have a lot of releases this month. First up is the release today, Labor of Love:10 Anecdotes of Love and the Struggles Within. This is a collection of 10 stories by myself and Dahlia Rose, Reana Malori, Angela Kay Austin, Hadley Raydeen, Leila Lacey, Raven Starr, Cordelia Michelsen, Jaimie Lyne Sanderson, and Autumn Latimore.

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We all experienced Love of some sort and know there are some struggles that come with. This Anthology is 10 such shorts for your enjoyment.
•Operation- Ball N’ Chain – Aliyah Burke: This short read takes place after Intensity which is book 6 in my Cottonwood Falls series.
•Beale Street Blues -Angela Kay Austin: Darling Crawford lost the man she loved to another woman. Returning to her parents was bad enough, but returning home broke, divorced, and jobless is awful. Right about now she just needs to have fun. A man with a sexy southern drawl. A strong drink. A night of dancing. What happens on Beale Street stays on Beale Street, right?
•Dirty Mechanic – Benson Jacobs
•Love Between the Lines – Callie Fletcher
•The Mend – Cordelia Michelsen: Two broken people, who share a connected past. Their issues soon become a tangled web when they are thrown together under odd circumstances, to carry out the restoration of an inherited lake house. What neither of them expected was the restoration of their souls after so many years spent lost and alone. Follow the epic love story of Shaye and Abe in The Mend.
•Fall from Grace- Dahlia Rose Grace Kyle fell in love and fell in love hard for an older sexy soldier. Even though she knew it was a bad idea. She was part of the group sending humanitarian aid out Ecuador after a brutal storm and mudslide. Grace met him on base in Lawton Oklahoma and it was a hot and heavy month-long affair with Major Oliver Mason. “It’s been fun Grace, but we knew this didn’t have a future…” she didn’t hear the rest of his words because his words broke her heart. Pride made her turn on her heels and leave before he saw her tears and she went back to Eugene Oregon with a broken heart and a vow to forget him. One year later as the holidays approached, a knock on her door brought all those memories to life. Oliver stood at her doorstep, handsome as sin in his uniform with his hat in his hands. He begged her to forgive him, she was the only thing the thought about in the last year and he tried like hell to find her. But it fell on deaf ears because Grace vowed never to be hurt again by anyone. The sweet woman he fell for was gone, she buried that naivety and while he vowed he’d put in the work to win her back. She promised him and herself she would thwart his effort. But his kisses still made her sizzle and the passion they shared never dulled. Now she was the one saying it was for fun and games, except now there may be something that connects them forever. It would be a labor of love to win her back and Oliver was not one to step away from a challenge.
•For You I Will- Hadley Raydeen: Callie Johnson has worked as the Office Manager at Harmon and Associates, a top law firm in the city for a number of years. She runs the office smoothly and without being second guessed. The Managing Partner, Paul Harmon, trusted her to take care of the office, while he tended to the law. When Paul takes a leave of absence, due to health reasons, and leaves his duties to his protégé, Daniel Morrow, he and Callie immediately bump heads. The two should be considered equals, but Daniel seems to like to throw his weight around. When the firm gets bad news, Daniel and Callie must work together to keep the firm going or it will be ripped out from them both. Can they find a way to work together in harmony or will they see themselves both in the unemployment line?

•Something to Build On- Leila Lacey
•Broken Soul- Raven Starr: This is the beginning of Immokalee’s journey of pain and loss while trying to survive, Immokalee, Tumbling Water, must learn path to truly find herself.
•Promise Me- Reana Malori

New Release ~A Little Taste of Home~

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Right, so officially the book isn’t out until 12 July 17, but, if you go to the publisher, Twisted E-Publishing, you can pick it up now.

I made it easy for you, just click on the image, it takes you right there. :)

#Romance #interracial #Book1 #Quadseries

Blurb:

A woman with a checkered past finds love in the least expected of places…

Sanura “Mac” McKie is a restaurateur who’s trying to put her past behind her. Running her business is her focus and has made her into a woman who’s unused to explaining her actions to others. Taking a delivery one morning changes everything.

Gavin Rawlins is an architect looking to start his own company and get away from his current boss. Wealthy and used to getting what he wants, he’s immediately enamored with the woman who stops by to deliver their lunch during a meeting. She’s completely different from the women he usually meets—those who want access to his money. It isn’t an issue for her, at least not in the way he’s used to.

His pursuit of her is hampered by an interfering mother, a few misunderstandings, and a past that keeps popping up to haunt her. When the smoke clears, will Gavin be able to keep the woman who’s become more to him than just his vision for the future? Can he get Mac to trust in his love and prove he’s out for more than a little taste of home?

 

Up for pre-order ~ Called Home to The Edge

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Happy Tuesday to all y’all!

Just wanted to announce that I have a book up for pre-order at Totally Bound. This is the first in 4 shorts that will be coming out there. The stories are about coming home to that small town you grew up in.

This first one is the eldest child who’s come back. Called Home to The Edge is a second chance romance. I hope you enjoy the story.

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Title: Called Home to The Edge

Series: The Edge, Book 1

Publisher: Totally Bound

Genre: Contemporary

Price: 0.99

Pre-order Link: https://www.totallybound.com/book/called-home-to-the-edge

General release date: 8 Aug 17

 

Blurb:

Unexpected situations can be amazing if you allow yourself to believe.

Joseph Meyers grew up on a fruit farm in northern Wisconsin, and planned on spending his life there until the day his father kicks him off. Over a year later and he returns because the old man has had a stroke.

Sissy Edwin has taken over the job her mother had as housekeeper for the Meyers family after she passed. As a single parent, she’s focused on two things—doing her job and raising her son, Taylor.

These two had grown up together and had a one-night stand, but now things are different. They’re not in high school and they both have goals. Joseph’s is to have her back in his life, as she woke part of him that was dead for so long, hers is to do right by her son. Do they have what it takes to keep it all at The Edge, or will everything fall apart?

 

New Release ~ His Rysk to Take~ The Omega Team Kindleworlds

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Yay! It’s release day!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thursday. I am honored to be part of the release day for Desiree Holt’s  The Omega Team Kindleworld series. Look at all the pretty new covers showcasing these amazing books. Check em out!

#TheOmegaTeam #Contemporaryromance #romance #romanticsuspense

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We are having a party for the week to celebrate, so swing by and hang out with the authors. So please visit.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/243084682728215/

 

My story in this release, His Rysk to Take, is the first of two I’m doing in this world (two for now anyway). I’m writing about female cousins and the men they meet.

Burke_Omega_1_HisRyskTitle: His Rysk to Take

Publisher: Kindleworlds

Genre: Contemporary

Buy Link: http://amzn.to/2svRgbL

 

Here’s the blurb:

An old lover, a new danger, and borrowed time to solve it all.

Mat Farrell is recuperating from an injury and is currently on leave when he stumbles onto what could be a child trafficking ring. Sticking around to see if he’s right and needs to call in The Omega Team, he needs to get some assistance from a woman in his past. It takes some convincing but she agrees to help him.

Sheri Rysk never thought she’d see Mat again so when he shows up, she faces him with a mixture of emotions. While they are checking out his hunch, their past ignites once more bringing them into a world of passion and desire.

When the situation boils over, Sheri’s decision leaves him with the gut wrenching fear he may never have the chance to hold her again. Will he get her back in his life?

New release and facebook party

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Burke_UndertheMaskHappy Hump Day!

So, two things today, first a release for me at Twisted E-Publishing. This is a rerelease but, new editing and a new cover.

Title: Under the Mask

Genre: Contemporary/Interracial

Publisher: Twisted E-Publishing

Publication Date: 31 May 2017

Format: Ebook

Buy Link: http://amzn.to/2sebBik

 

Blurb:

A Spartan, a gypsy—masks for a night pure sex—and the birthmark which throws all anonymity out the window. Finally free after a nasty year-long divorce, Kailey Cox attends a masquerade party with the intention of one thing—remaining anonymous and finding a handsome man to bed. She discovers a Spartan warrior to accommodate her. Rand Paxton is drawn to the sexy gypsy he takes to his room. Seeing her birthmark, he believes he knows who the woman is. Confronting her, any doubt fades. Problem: For a man often in the spotlight and a woman who now prefers anonymity, can they make it work? Rand’s up for the challenge—he’d wanted her long before he discovered Kailey was Under the Mask.

 

 

Excerpt:

You are officially divorced now and get to find some fine ass stranger to shake out the cobwebs.”

She almost snorted her drink. “Cobwebs?”

Behind her headgear, which obscured most of her face, Karma winked. “You’ll remember. It’s like riding a bike.” She waved a hand around. “Have fun.” Karma blended into the crowd, leaving her alone along the outskirts.

Part of her wanted to retreat further, like to her room. This wasn’t her anymore. Brazen and outspoken had not been her for a while. She preferred the sidelines, the shadows. But she didn’t run, didn’t hide. She wore a costume. No one would know her. This was her night.

She had plans to make the best of it. A smile tipped her red-glossed lips in a satisfactory manner. First, she would explore this room and mingle. After all, like Karma said, this was her time now. She was free.

The hotel was magnificent. Lavish ornaments from Asia added an exotic flare to the place. She mingled, chatted, danced, and drank. Finally, needing some time to herself, she stepped outside to get a breather. She stood along a balcony, trailing her fingers along the smooth marble balustrade. The night air cooled her heated flesh yet didn’t chill her.

“Pray tell, what’s a lovely gypsy woman doing out here all alone?” A deep voice questioned from behind her.

She’d gotten many compliments on her outfit and tried to ignore why it was this one, spoken in a seductive and alluring tone, that affected her more than the others had. Turning her head, she hesitated, unable to make anyone out. Maybe she’d had too much to drink and it was her imagination.

Pity, for the voice was nice. Deep and raspy, it stroked along her skin. The reaction it created in her only solidified the knowledge of her dry spell.

“Looking for me?”

She licked her lips and tilted her head to the side. Definitely wasn’t her imagination. There was someone out here with her.

“Well, yes. Unless you are here as the Invisible Man.”

A decadent chuckle. “No.”

“So, are you remaining in the shadows or do I get to see you?” Seriously, if his body matched his voice, she’d have died and gone to heaven.

“You’re the gypsy. Can you not tell what’s in my future?”

She smiled and trailed a polished tipped finger along the rim of her champagne flute. “Of course I know. I don’t give away fortunes for free, however.”

“Oh, I’m willing to pay.”

She dragged her tongue along her lower lip, set her drink down, and walked toward where the voice came from. The dark corner of the balcony. Her gold coins tinkled with invitation every step she took. She paused and blinked. “Step into the light.”

There was a whisper of sound and she found herself staring up at a tall, powerful man clad in a warrior costume. Her breath left her in a rush as she tried to stifle her instantaneous and lustful reaction.

A gold helmet covered his head, which, courtesy of the cheek and nose guard, obscured his features. Muscles were there, muscles she wanted nothing more than to touch and to feel surrounding her. A red cape, secured with a gold emblem at his right shoulder, left his arm bare with the exception of leather cuffs. He wore no shirt, and she could see his well-defined abdominals and pectorals. Leather sandals with wide straps crisscrossed up his powerful calves.

Hot damn!

On one side, she could see a shield and a sword hung from the other. He had smooth copper skin and obsidian hair. Men in skirts weren’t supposed to look so good. Well, technically it wasn’t a skirt; it was a wrap, part of his tunic. Either way, the man looked delicious.

He flowed toward her, stopping when their feet were touching one another. “Hello, gypsy woman.”

Her belly exploded in a flurry of want and lust. She reached out and rested her hand against his bared chest. His skin was warm beneath her palm.

“Hello, Spartan.”

“You know the costume?” He sounded suitably impressed.

“Oh yeah. I came with Artemis, she informed me who everyone was.” Why tell him she had seen a lot of movies with Spartans in them when using Artemis as a reason for her knowledge seemed viable enough? The emblem holding his cape was a remake of the Spartan shield that bore upon it the letter lambda, which stood for Lacedaemon.

He stepped closer, brushing more of his hard body against her. “Interesting.”

“What is?” She had a hard time focusing on anything but him.

“That a gypsy would hang with a Greek goddess.”

She tucked a loose curl behind her ear with her right hand while her left touched his chest. “I am no fool. When she extended her invitation for me to walk with her, I took it. I had no wish to be turned into something small and slimy. I know how to play nice.” He chuckled, a deep and tempting sound. Her other hand joined the first. Goodness, he was solid. All over. “Although, I am curious about something.”

“Which is?”

She swallowed and licked her lips again. “I know about kilts, but what do Spartans wear under their wraps?” Her fingers smoothed along his sides enjoying the taut skin, the heat of him, and the feel of a man.

“I could tell you. Or.” He leaned down, brushing her cheek with his own and continued, “I could show you.”

 

 

And Second:

Today is the last day of the month for Military Appreciation and I’m hanging out with over 30 other amazing authors who write the military romances you love. The event is going on all day, so drop in and say hi. Check out their books and participate for some prizes! Love to see you there.

https://www.facebook.com/events/429927010711945/

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ATTENDING AUTHORS:
Aliyah Burke
Caitly O’Leary
Debra Parmley
Delilah Devlin
Desiree Holt
Donna Michaels
Gennita Low
Heather C. Leigh
J.M. Madden
Jean Joachim
Joni Hahn
KaLyn Cooper
KD Michaels
Kim Lowe
Kris Michaels
Lea Griffith
LeTeisha Newton
Lexi Post
Lindsay Cross
Lynne ST. James
Lynn Raye Harris
Mandy Harbin
Margaret Madigan
Marissa Dobson
Maryann Jordan
MJ Nightingale
Natasza Waters
Paige Tyler
Parker Kincade
Patti Fiala
Sharon Hamilton
Teresa Reasor
Tiffani Lynn
Trish Loye
Trish MCCallan
Wren Michaels
Zoe Dawson

 

 

Sunday Sentiments ~ Celtic quote

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

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New Release ~ Embers of Lust ~ Kindleworlds

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Dallas Fire & Rescue Promo May 11AWell, it’s late on a Thursday but I have to tell you, I’m so excited. I had a release today with an amazing group of authors for another launch in Paige Tyler’s Dallas Fire & Rescue Kindleworld series.

You can find all the books authors have contributed to this series here.

My story is brother number two of the Liaci twins, Cameron.

Blurb for Embers of Lust

 

Riya Hendrickson was just back from her around the world trip, relaxed and happy right up until she walked into her job and found the one man there who turned her world upside down; Firefighter Cameron Liaci. Being away gave her time to move on, or so she thought.

Cameron’s thought that Riya would be around when he got back to town had been a mistake. As he waited for her to return, he realizes he doesn’t ever want to let her go. It may have been a one-night stand between them but the heat is still there, he feels it and knows she does as well.

Will he find a way to coax the embers back into a full fledge flame?