Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Happy Release Day ~ Tempting Tristan by Melissa Foster ~ Spotlight



Tempting Tristan is a stand-alone M/M romance featuring two sexy, lovable alpha heroes.

TRISTAN AND ALEX Fresh off the heels of yet another bad relationship, Tristan Brewer is taking a break from men to try to figure out where he keeps going wrong. He knows his biggest fault—he leads with his heart, not his head—and that’s never going to change. But after several introspective weeks, he’s beginning to get a handle on things. That is, until badass heartthrob Alex Wells walks into his bar... 

 Alex has spent eight years in the army, months in a hospital bed, and far too long hiding his sexual identity. He’s guilt-ridden, damaged, pissed off, and up for a Silver Star for the incident that nearly cost him his life—and kept him from his grandmother’s funeral. But all he wants to do is live the life he’s always dreamed of and forget his stint with the institution that allows but doesn’t necessarily accept. The chemistry between Tristan and Alex ignites from the moment they meet, and the more time they spend together, the hotter the flames burn. But the closer they become, the more Alex's walls go up, and when the two walk onto a military base, Tristan finds out Alex’s physical scars aren’t the ones that run the deepest. 

 *** "Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely 

 "With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" New York Times Bestseller Julie Kenner 

 HARBORSIDE NIGHTS is a sexy, hot, and evocatively real series of stand-alone romances that follows a group of friends who have known one another for years as "summer" friends, and now come together after college to build their lives. They're tough, edgy, and accepting--most of the time. This series is written in the same loving, raw, and emotional voice readers have come to love by New York Times & USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster with LGBT themes.




We step forward at the same time, and he presses his rough hand to my cheek. “I don’t know what kind of pussies you went out with before, but I wanted to fucking claim you in there.” He slides a hand around my waist, tugging our bodies together. I feel every hard inch of him, and he’s got me so hot I’m sure we’re going to combust.“I’ve spent almost nine years hiding who I am, and I’m not willing to do it anymore,” he says through clenched teeth. “Not here, where I came to start over. Where I came to live on my terms without the goddamn military hanging over my head.” “I have no interest in hiding,” I assure him. “You’re sure? Because I really want to kiss you right now, and I don’t care who sees us.” I respond by pulling his mouth to mine, my break from men long forgotten. We stumble backward, crashing into the railing, fighting for dominance as we did yesterday morning. The passion between us has a life of its own. My hands claw over his ass, up his back. I want to strip him down and take all of him. I want to discover why he’s so rough and learn what about those shadows that are lurking behind his gorgeous eyes. Instead I take, and give, and take more of the angry kisses. When we finally tear our mouths apart, my body’s still reeling, and we both curse under our breaths. “Okay?” he pants out. I nod, knowing if I open my mouth, I want to fuck you, is going to come out.


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melissa foster (1)Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.
Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Attack Of The 14 Nights Of Halloween Giveaway!!!!

It's that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, the air is getting cooler and the nights are getting spookier. Yes, it's time for tricks and treats, goblins and ghouls, chills and thrills and huge amounts of sugary sweets. But at the Laughing Vixen Lounge blog it's also time for the 5th annual Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween Giveaway. Join Laughing Vixen Lounge and our bewitching co-hosts The Kids Did It, The Mommy Island, Herding Cats and Burning Soup, The Hopping Bloggers, Mama Smith's Reviews and Women and Their Pretties for a spooktacular Halloween event.


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My favorite spooky read was a classic by Stephen King ~ The Stand! I read the book long before the TV mini series came out and something about it just stuck with me....even to this day! When the Mini-series released, I watched it and yeah, they did all right by the book, but I will always remember reading The Stand and how much it scared me.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Happy Release Day ~ Rendezvous: Renegades #6 by Skye Jordan ~ Review, Tour Giveaway, & Exclusive Blog Giveaway

Meet Skye:

Skye’s New York Times bestselling novels are all about enjoying that little wild streak we all have, but probably don’t let out often enough. About those fantasies we usually don’t get the opportunity to indulge. About stretching limits, checking out the dark side, playing naughty and maybe even acting a little wicked. They’re about escape and fun and pleasure and romance. And, yes, even love, because Skye is ultimately a romantic at heart and a happily ever after kinda gal. Skye also writes romantic suspense as Joan Swan, weaving fast paced novels of passion, danger and suspense. Skye is a California native recently transplanted to the East Coast and living in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside Washington DC with her husband of 25 years. She has two grown daughters in college in Colorado and Oregon. In her free time she loves rowing on the Potomac. She's always learning, attending courses and seminars in art and history and cooking.

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About the Book:

Keaton Holt knows all about the badass throwdown—on the movie set and in the bedroom. As the only sixth-degree black belt stuntman for Renegades, he’s made a career of translating those fighting skills to the big screen. He’s sown his oats and is ready for hometown and apple pie. Too bad his rough exterior is a magnet for the women who think vanilla sex includes a drawerful of sex toys that could pass as weapons of mass destruction. So when he gets a second chance with the stunning personal assistant who looks like an angel and feels like home, he knows she’s exactly what he needs—and he’s ready to use all his best moves to keep her this time. With a demanding new boss and a chronically ill nephew, the last thing Brooke Dempsey needs in her life is one more problem. Even if that problem is a sexy stuntman who knows exactly how she likes it. Keaton is just passing through, while Brooke is just settling in. Her nephew depends on Brooke, and her life is dedicated to getting him through this health crisis, but she’s not going to make the same mistake and part ways with Keaton before taking the chance to love him—just once. But when Keaton pushes for a future, Brooke finds her heart torn over going after the love of a lifetime or giving her nephew a lifetime of happiness.

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Keaton looked at the winding stone staircase that led to a patio and an entrance into the Four Seasons. He knew because he sprinted these stairs in the morning.
“Those will take you to the lobby.” He released her waist and fisted his hands to keep the hunger in the pit of his stomach from driving him to grab her back.
She stared at him as if he’d spoken a foreign language for a moment, then extended her hand. “Come with me.”
The offer was so…sweet. It encompassed everything Brooke was—real and loving and warm and caring and honest. It encompassed everything Keaton thought he wanted.
“I…” He raked a hand through his hair, struggling against his habit to give in to desire whenever it suited him. “I can’t. You’re too…”
Her hand dropped, and a little frown creased her brow. “Too…?”
“Too sweet. Too good. Too important to me. Just too.”
She exhaled, closed the distance again, and pressed her body against his.
Keaton closed his eyes on a moan.
“Some men say,” she told him, her voice a sultry hum, “that there’s nothing like a good girl with a dirty mind. Where you’re concerned, my mind is good and dirty.”
Fire flared through his groin, and he forced his eyes open.
She was looking up at him with a gaze like the sparkling Caribbean rimmed in thick black lashes. Eyes he wanted to see in every stage of pleasure. He wanted to watch her eyes light with fire as he teased her with the promise of wicked excitement. Soak in the need drenching her expression as he pushed her past her comfort zone until she begged for him. Lose himself in the wild passion unleashed inside her when he drove her to ecstasy. And finally, the shock and awe of bliss as she recovered.
But this was Brooke, not a casual hookup. If their situations were different…
But they weren’t.
“Stop fighting yourself,” she said. “I can see your thoughts battling behind your eyes. If you aren’t interested, just say you aren’t.”
“I am,” he said immediately, vehemently. “I’ve wanted you since I met you in Vegas. I wanted you in California. I want you now. But I’m backing off for the same reasons I did then. Because I’m me, and my life is this, and you’re you, and your life is…”
He heaved a sigh, disgusted that he could talk endlessly and flawlessly about shit that didn’t matter, but now, when he needed someone he cared about to understand, his words got all tangled.
“Okay, stop,” she told him, her voice compassionate. Then she pressed her cheek to his chest, tightened her arms, and said, “Just stop talking and hold me.”
He closed his arms around her and laid his head on hers, his gut aching with regret. “I’m sorry—”
“Shush.” She cut him off. “Now count to twenty slowly.”
“Just do it.”
She had to be the sweetest drill sergeant ever. So he did it. But somewhere around nine, her hands found their way under his tee, and her nails scored gentle patterns on his back, draining the stress from his body. And he lost count.
After another moment, she pulled back to look up at him. “Let me put something into perspective for you. We haven’t seen or spoken to each other in a year. After tonight, I won’t see you again for a long time. Neither of us knows how long. It could be another year. It could be longer. So the idea of not being together now to keep a vital friendship intact isn’t very realistic.”
He frowned, mulling that over.
“I think the reason you’re twisted over coming upstairs with me is because you’re a really good person and you don’t want to hurt me. But I’m a big girl, Keaton, and I’ve been navigating my way through hookups for years. I may be sweet, but I’m very open to being whatever you want or need for the night.”
Holy shit. Keaton’s mind strayed deeper into those sexual thoughts again—undressing her, getting his hands on her bare flesh, pushing his hips between her thighs, having her completely and totally wrapped around him…
His resistance slipped a notch.
He lifted one hand and rubbed his face, hoping to pull himself from this haze. “I can’t think.”
“That’s a good thing.” Her hand slid down his chest, his belly, rested on the waistband of his jeans. “You’ve been thinking too hard.”
And she flipped the button open.


Hot Damn these Renegades books are fantastic, and Rendezvous is no exception! I have been a huge fan of this series since book #1 Reckless, came out, and as each new book is released they seem to be getting better and better! We have had glimpses of Keaton in past books and now we have him all to ourselves in this one.

Keaton is really fed up with the type of women he attracts, aggressive, no-holds- barred in the bedroom. He wants what his fellow Renegades have found....the perfect woman to compliment him in and out of the bedroom....he wants Brooke! Since the untimely death of her Brother-in-law, Brooke has taken over the responsibility of helping her sister and her Nephew, and that means putting up with a crappy boss because the pay is great. She needs that pay to get her sister through school and her Nephew through the new medical treatments.

Keaton & Brooke reunite just as he is leaving his job and her boss is starting a new one. An opportunity arises for Keaton to stay on and work on the same movie set as Brooke's boss, but, a long ago one night stand with Brooke's boss could wreak havoc with what they have started.

I found Keaton to be such a phenomenal lead alpha tough dude on the outside but kinda vulnerable on the inside. Brooke reminded me a lot of myself...responsible to many people. Together, they heated up the pages of this fabulous book and give us a love story like no other.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Four Times Broken by Felisha Antonette ~ Spotlight

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Series: A Burdened Novel
Publisher: Feliant Books
Release Date: October 13, 2016

Tracey Warren has her last year of high school mapped out--stay focused, graduate in a few months, and get the hell out of Bennington Virginia. Everything is working out in her favor. Life has finally started to level out, until a car accident sends her plans spiraling out of her control.
Her pedestrian reality crashes around her after an innocuous encounter with a diabolically handsome stranger. Nathan Newcomb has her head and her world altering minute by minute. Soon, she discovers the only cure for the uneasy feelings and abrasive pain is Nathan himself. A man whose very existence balances between violent chaos and rigidly controlled dangers.
Nathan knows the life of a woman mated to a Burdened Sephlem is destined for peril beyond a human’s reckoning, that he’ll be required to literally hand over his heart to her. But Tracey calls to his desire to experience love in spite of the hazards. And Nathan’s impossibly potent magnetism draws Tracey into a bonding that will put her in mortal danger again and again.
Once the pair becomes one, the threat escalates and nowhere is safe. There are enemies that lurk behind every corner. But the greatest danger may be in the bloodlines that course through Nathan’s veins.
Can their love survive or will their burdened souls surrender and fade away?

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About the Author

Felisha (Peiri) Antonette writes heart-throbbing young adult and new adult romantic suspense, paranormal, science fiction, and contemporary romance with compelling characters who stick with you long after you turn the last page.
When she's not writing, Felisha spends time with her beautiful daughter, staying cool in Arizona, considering mountain climbing, and finding a way to get back to her hometown Chicago.
With a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Creative Writing, she can pick apart a person's motivations to create a believable character, but she has yet to master time management.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Happy Release Day ~ Unlucky In Love: Whisper Creek #4 by Maggie McGinnis ~ Review

Unlucky In Love
Whisper Creek #4
by Maggie McGinnis

From the author of Once Upon a Cowboy (“Sexy, charming, and perfectly heartwarming.”—Lauren Layne) comes another sweet novel of the Whisper Creek Ranch, where sizzling Montana men melt the most stubborn hearts.
After Alexis Maguire’s wedding day comes and goes without a groom, she decides that it’s time for a change. Tired of being the dependable, steady—and apparently boring—one, Alexis hopes that a cross-country road trip will help her loosen up and find her inner sparkle. Her first stop is the Whisper Creek Ranch, where the hot wranglers are sure to bring out her inner party girl. The trouble is, she can’t stand pretending to be someone she’s not—especially around the cowboy who tempts her to stay put.
Gunnar Peterson has spent six months working at Whisper Creek, and he’s never been happier. Having grown up an army brat, he’s ready to put down roots, and the only thing missing is a woman to share his life with. When Alexis blows into town, Gunnar thinks he may have met his match, despite the wild-child facade he sees right through. But Alexis swears she won’t settle down anytime soon—so it’s up to Gunnar to convince her that what she’s looking for . . . is right here.

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Although #4 in the Whisper Creek series, Unlucky In Love can definitely be read as a stand-alone....I loved the first 3 books in this series and recommend you read those too!

Alexis has always been the responsible one, the dependable one, the one who was always the back up....whether it was friends, family, or men. After being dumped just 2 weeks before her wedding, she now has what seems like the perfect opportunity to make a change because her sister signed her up to be the nurse at a ranch for the summer. 

Gunner is one sexy ranch hand, he arrives at the airport to pick up the new summer nurse and immediately there are sparks of interest. Gunner is a perfect gentleman and escorts Alexis/Lexi around the ranch to get the lay of the land. He learns of Alexis troubles with men, her runaway fiance in particular, and her grand idea of trying out new & exciting things to get him back and reluctantly agrees to help her out.

Unlucky In Love is a sweet story with unforgettable characters that will melt your heart and make you fall in love with them.

Maggie McGinnis is a USA Today bestselling author and Golden Heart Finalist who lives in New England, vastly outnumbered by both children and cats. She writes sweet romances set in Montana and Vermont, and feels extremely fortunate that through her books, she gets to fall in love every single day. She's a sucker for romantic comedies, popcorn, and the perfect green pen, and if she wasn't an author, she'd totally be rocking a Nashville club in her pink cowgirl boots. It's probably good that she embraced the author thing, because her singing skills are better suited to the shower, and really? Pink cowgirl boots?
Her debut novel, a cozy mystery, was a Golden Heart® finalist, and her debut romance, Accidental Cowgirl, is a USA Today® bestseller! The second and third books in her Whisper Creek series, A Cowboy's Christmas Promise and Once Upon a Cowboyare also now available. Unlucky in Love and Meant to Be are available for pre-order now, and the 6th book in the series will arrive later in 2017! 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Just Fine With Caroline by Annie England Noblin ~ Review

Just fine With Caroline
by Annie England Noblin

From the author of Sit! Stay! Speak! comes a tender, terrific novel complete with long-buried secrets, a three-legged pot belly pig, and an irresistible dog--an unforgettable story about love, friendship, and community. Perfect for fans of Mary Kay Andrews and Mary Alice Monroe.

Caroline O'Connor never dreamed she'd be back home in Cold River, Missouri, the Ozark Mountain town where everyone is 'up your business.' They mean well as they drive you crazy. She thought she'd left town for good, but now she's back, helping to care for her New York born mother--struck with Alzheimer's, and prone to saying and doing anything--and her father, the beloved local doctor frustrated he can't cure his own wife.As for Caroline, she's doing 'just fine' coping with her parents, her brazen cousin Ava Dawn's marital disasters, her mostly-deaf dog, and with Noah Cranwell--far-flung relative of a local family mostly infamous for running moonshine, an ex-veteran who's come to Cold River with troubles of his own. Caroline believes she knows everything about Cold River and the people who live in its hills and hollers but sometimes life's greatest surprises happen closest to home.

I found Just Fine With Caroline to be a sweet but slow-to start story. I have recently been reading a lot of Rom-Suspense and that may be why I found it a bit slow and difficult to get into. Once I started powering through the book, I discovered a sweet tale about a young lady who's life has been put on the back burner to help everyone else around her. 

Caroline has come home to help with her Mother who has Alzheimer's and to help run the family bait business in the sleepy little tourist town she grew up in. Noah, a long-lost member of the town's slightly infamous family has also come home to start over and rebuild what once was his family's business. There is a lot of small town people getting up into everyone's business _ i really got a chuckle out of these secondary characters. There are small town secrets that have been hidden for years and eventually come out, and of course the sweet love story between Noah & Caroline.

 I would like to be able to give this a full 4 keys, but because it was a bit drawn out and difficult for me to get into at first I am going with 3 1/2 keys for Just Fine With Caroline. 

Annie England Noblin lives with her son, husband, and three dogs in the Missouri Ozarks. She graduated with an M.A. in creative writing from Missouri State University and currently teaches English and communications for Arkansas State University in Mountain Home, Arkansas. She spends her free time playing make-believe, feeding stray cats, and working with animal shelters across the country to save homeless dogs.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Q&A and Giveaway with Rebecca Zanetti ~ Deadly Silence: Blood Brothers #1 ~ Review & Giveaway


Blood Brothers #1

by Rebecca Zanetti

Author: Rebecca Zanetti 
Series: Blood Brothers, #1 
On Sale: October 4, 2016 
Publisher: Forever 
Trade Paperback: $14.99 USD 
eBook$5.99 USD 

The first book in a breathtaking new romantic suspense series that will appeal to fans of New York Times bestsellers Maya Banks, Lisa Gardner, and Lisa Jackson. 

Under siege. That's how Ryker Jones feels. The Lost Bastards Investigative Agency he opened up with his blood brothers has lost a client in a brutal way. The past he can't outrun is resurfacing, threatening to drag him down in the undertow. And the beautiful woman he's been trying to keep at arm's length is in danger...and he'll destroy anything and anyone to keep her safe. 

Paralegal Zara Remington is in over her head. She's making risky moves at work by day and indulging in an affair with a darkly dangerous PI by night. There's a lot Ryker isn't telling her and the more she uncovers, the less she wants to know. But when all hell breaks loose, Ryker may be the only one to save her. If his past doesn't catch up to them first... 

Full of twists and turns you won't see coming, DEADLY SILENCE is New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti at her suspenseful best. 



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  1. What was the most challenging part of writing Deadly Silence?   

Even though Deadly Silence is the first book in a spinoff series from the Sin Brother series, it needed to stand on its own for accounts as well as new readers.  So the challenge was creating a whole new world while still incorporating the Sin Brother world and some of the characters without overwhelming a brand new reader with what came before.  It took several drafts and tweaking, but I think we accomplished it in a way that will appeal to fans of the earlier series as well as new fans. 

  1. Can you tell us more about The Lost Bastards Investigative Agency?  How as it started?   

The three heroes in the Blood Brother series were thrown together in a horrible boy’s home as kids, and they were lost until they found each other.  They each have a piece of their own past they want to track down, yet they’re fine with their new created family.  They were lost, and now they aren’t, so they create the detective agency to find the lost for other people while still investigating their pasts. 

  1. What’s one thing that you enjoy most about writing?   

There are so many good things about this job; it’s hard to pick just one.  I like wearing yoga pants to work, I like creating worlds, and I like meeting with fans who are struck by the characters.  Editorially, I just love the first chapter of a book when anything can happen and there are no limits. 

  1. Jaws or Jurassic Park?   

Fun question!  Well, I’d go with Jaws for the dialogue and overall story, and Jurassic Park (the new one) because of Chris Pratt without his shirt on.   

  1. What are your writing habits?   

My habits include comfy socks, coffee or tea, and music playing all the time.  Each book has its own playlist, and I’m fine sharing those, but usually people are confused.  Many times the songs don’t have much to do with the book itself.  I like the tone or rhythm or just the song and will listen as I write.  I have found that if a book seems slow and I play a fast song, the pace instantly picks up as I write. 

  1. You are in a bookstore.  Where do you head first?  

I head right to the new releases and see what’s out and what I need to read right away.  Then I stroll through all the shelves looking for something new to catch my eye.  I love bookstores. 

  1. Is there a genre you haven’t written that you would like to try?  

 I imagine this question is like tossing a cat into a car wash.  Authors love to write, and I think there’s no limit to that.  I’d love to write a thriller, a legal thriller, a middle grade series, a sci phi book… 

  1. Did you have to do a lot of research?  

 I always do some research.  For Deadly Silence, I looked into the Dark Web, current communication possibilities, and genetic manipulation.  It’s all so fascinating, really! 

  1. How do you keep your writing different from all the others that write in this particular genre?  

I’m not sure how to answer this except to say that everyone has a different voice.  We’re automatically different from each other.  I will say that I do take a moment and think…okay.  If this usually happens, let’s go a different direction completely.  That’s a lot of fun, actually. 

  1. Describe Deadly Silence in 5 words:  

Dangerous, Sexy, Wounded, Funny, and Dark.


Heat from his body washed over her, but she lifted her head to meet his gaze. “We don’t have a relationship.” 
He smiled then, and the curve of his lips held more determination than amusement. “I’m not letting you run, and I’m certainly not letting you hide, baby. Although neither of us has been in this for the long haul, I’m staying in Wyoming for the moment. The first thing that’s going to happen is I’m going to figure out who dared put a hand on you and make sure it doesn’t happen again.” 
For the first time, she saw a side of him that gave her true pause. In the long haul, he’d be unbearably possessive. Why did that give her an intriguing sense of safety? “Knock it off,” she snapped in his face. “Get out of my business.” 
That quickly, she found her back against the door and her front pinned by hard male. His hands planted on either side of her neck, his thumbs at her jaw, forcing her to look at him. “Something you need to understand and pretty damn quick is that your business is my business right now.” His thumb swept up and over the offensive bruise on her face. 
“Step back.” Her voice trembled. 
He ignored the very calm order. “No. You don’t want to tell me who did this? Fine. I’ll find out on my own, and I’ll have the name by the time I pick you up for supper. What you don’t want to do is deal with him or his case until I have that name. Kicking him in the balls might’ve just pissed him off more, and now you’ve let a bully stew on it for a while, which might be dangerous for you. Got it?” 
“You have no right to interfere,” she whispered. 
“Baby, I’ve been fuckin’ you for months. That gives me every right.” Anger glowed dark in his eyes. 
“We’re done. Get out.” 
His eyes softened. “You shouldn’t make statements you can’t back up.” 
She shoved against his ripped abs. 
He didn’t move a millimeter. 
And then he did. 
His head dipped, and his mouth found her neck and wandered up to her ear. His teeth scraped, and then his tongue licked the slight wound. 
Of its own volition, her body did a full tremble. 
He leaned back. “That.” 
Her mind fuzzed. 
His mouth slammed down on hers. She knew his kiss—often dreamed about it. Not soft and sweet . . . not even lustful. It was dangerous. From day one, she’d tasted danger on his tongue, and it burned her hotter than she’d ever been. 
Never had she dated a bad boy, but after living her desired routine-driven life for years, she’d craved adventure, and he filled that need. He drew out a wildness she hadn’t realized she possessed. 
He held her flush against the door, kissing her hard, sending a craving along her nerves that almost hurt. His tongue went to work, his left hand keeping her jaw open for him. His right hand found her hip and dragged her against the obvious bulge in his jeans. By the time he released her, she’d stopped thinking completely. 
“What time are you finished today?” he asked, his breath heating her face. 
“Fi-five,” she stuttered. 
He leaned back and gently put her to the side. “Stay in the office until I come for you at five, Zara.” He ran his thumb across her bottom lip. “Cross me on this, baby, and I ain’t gonna be gentle.” He had already shut the door behind himself before she could take a whole breath. 
She blinked several times, her fingers going to her still-tingling mouth. What had just happened?


Deadly Silence is book #1 in the Blood Brothers series and can be read as a stand-alone book. That being said....I had no idea that it was a"spin-off" from another series ~ Sin Brothers ~ until after I read it so my review is based on reading it as a stand-alone.

When I started reading the book it was like I was missing something right from the beginning. As I continued on, because the story line enthralled me, more & more I kept thinking I was missing something-somewhere, there are all these new (to me) characters being introduced and it seemed a bit overwhelming. Like I said the story-line itself was fantastic, edge of your seat thrillride, full of suspense & drama...I loved it. I was totally fascinated by Ryker and all his bad boy ways! Zara was great, I loved how she thought they (she & Ryker) were just having a fling and without realizing it she became more and more a part of his life. Zara was such a strong character without being overwhelming or in your face. They just gave off such sexy vibes through out the entire book.

I enjoyed this fantastic story so much that I know now that I am going to go back and read the Sin Brothers books. I am going to give the book a 4 key rating...only because I didn't know that it was a spin-off from another series.


Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five romantic suspense, dark paranormal, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestseller lists. She has received a Publisher's Weekly Starred Review for Wicked Edge, Romantic Times Reviewer Choice Nominations for Forgotten Sins and Sweet Revenge, and RT Top Picks for several of her novels.  She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat...and a huge extended family.  She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off...and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out.



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