Blade of Darkness by Dianne Duvall

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Blade of Darkness by Dianne Duvall

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“I care about you,” she whispered, pressing a kiss to his lips. “I’m falling in love with you.” She tasted his warm, soft lips again. “I want you.”
“I want to feel you clamp down around me and squeeze me tight when you come for me again,” he told her, every muscle tense.

 

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Author Bio:

Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians series and The Gifted Ones series. Reviewers have called Dianne’s books “fast-paced and humorous” (Publishers Weekly), “utterly addictive” (RT Book Reviews), “extraordinary” (Long and Short Reviews), and”wonderfully imaginative” (The Romance Reviews). Her books have twice been nominated for RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards and are routinely deemed Top Picks by RT Book Reviews, The Romance Reviews, and/or Night Owl Reviews.

Dianne loves all things creative. When she isn’t writing, Dianne is active in the independent film industry and has even appeared on-screen, crawling out of a moonlit grave and wielding a machete, like some of the vampires she creates in her books.

For the latest news on upcoming releases, contests, and more, please visit DianneDuvall.com. You can also find Dianne online . . .

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Blood Guard: A Mission Novel by Megan Erickson

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Blood Guard: A Mission Novel by Megan Erickson

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I opened my mouth, out tongues met, and the kiss went from zero to sixty.  I clutched her face, needing her, inhaling her, as she held on and gave back as good as she got.
“I’d eat you so good, Tendra.  You’d come so hard, you’d black out.  Then when you came to, I’d fuck you for hours, till you were addicted to me and my tongue and my cock.”
I gripped his hair.  “Now that you’ve tasted me, how about you fuck me.”  My voice turned into a moan.  “I ache, so bad.”

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About Megan Erickson

Megan Erickson is a USA Today bestselling author of romance that sizzles. Her books have a touch of nerd, a dash of humor, and always have a happily ever after. A former journalist, she switched to fiction when she decided she likes writing her own endings better.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her very own nerdy husband and two kids. Although rather fun-sized, she’s been told she has a full-sized personality. When Megan isn’t writing, she’s either lounging with her two cats named after John Hughes characters or… thinking about writing.

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Giveaway + Excerpt from Blade of Darkness by Dianne Duvall

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Return to the “utterly addictive” (RT Book Reviews) world of New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians.

Dana Pembroke has been able to glimpse the future of those she touches for as long as she can remember.  But she never saw Aidan coming.  When the tall, dark Celt with the charming grin yet world-weary eyes walks through her door, the future she sees for him is one full of violence, danger, deception… and passion.  Because amidst the terrifying battles that unfold in her visions, she also sees herself in Aidan’s arms and in his bed.  Dana knows she should keep her distance, but the tender moments and laughter they share entice her even as she finds herself thrust into a world of vampires, immortals, and other preternatural beings.

Immortal Guardian Aidan O’Byrne has been hunting and slaying psychotic vampires for nearly three thousand years, so visions of bloody battles don’t trouble him.  The battles Dana foresees, however, show Aidan’s brethren turning against him, so he can’t help but feel alarmed.  While he spends as much time as he can with Dana, struggling to decipher her dire predictions, Aidan finds himself utterly smitten. Hope rises that he has finally found a woman who can banish the darkness and loneliness that plague him. But when vampires begin targeting Dana and a powerful enemy spawns chaos, will fate grant them time to find happiness together?


Excerpt from Blade of Darkness

Smiling, she motioned to the bed. “You recognize this place?”

He nodded, his eyes acquiring an amber glow. “This is where we made love in your vision.”

Her pulse picked up. “So it is.” What the hell was wrong with her? She had just had the scare of a lifetime—two actually—but suddenly could think of nothing but the feel of Aidan’s hands on her, tugging her shirt over her head so he could touch bare skin, teasing her nipples and tantalizing her with his tongue.

Heat flashed through her.

“Shall I tell Heather we’d like another room?” he asked.

Dana shook her head.

He took a step toward her. “Do you want me to sleep on the floor?”

Again she wagged her head from side to side, staggered by the desire that suddenly coursed through her.

Aidan slowly approached her. “What do you want?” he asked softly.

“Honestly?”

“Honestly.”

“I want you,” she stated boldly. “Naked. I want to feel your bare body against mine.”

His eyes brightened with amber light. “Dana,” he whispered, his voice deepening as he drew close enough to touch.

“I think,” she said breathlessly as she tilted her head back to look up at him, “that I’m doing that thing where—after narrowly escaping death—you feel a sudden, driving need to reaffirm life.”

He settled his hands on her hips and squeezed as though he wanted desperately to let those hands go exploring and was barely keeping them in check. “Don’t tempt me, sweetheart.”

Easing forward, she leaned her body into his. “I’ll tempt you and more,” she promised, sucking in a breath when he slid his large hands around and down to cup her ass.

Both moaned when she rose onto her toes and arched against the hard length behind his fly.


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Author Bio:

Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians series and The Gifted Ones series. Reviewers have called Dianne’s books “fast-paced and humorous” (Publishers Weekly), “utterly addictive” (RT Book Reviews), “extraordinary” (Long and Short Reviews), and”wonderfully imaginative” (The Romance Reviews). Her books have twice been nominated for RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards and are routinely deemed Top Picks by RT Book Reviews, The Romance Reviews, and/or Night Owl Reviews.

Dianne loves all things creative. When she isn’t writing, Dianne is active in the independent film industry and has even appeared on-screen, crawling out of a moonlit grave and wielding a machete like some of the vampires she creates in her books.

For the latest news on upcoming releases, contests, and more, please visit DianneDuvall.com. You can also find Dianne online . . .

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Master of My Body by Marissa Honeycutt

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Master of My Body by Marissa Honeycutt

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Difficult girls gave Vamar an excuse to be as cruel as he wanted. Not that he necessarily needed an excuse, but most of the time, he tried to present himself as refined, above the need to torture and abuse. It was more fun to fuck with their minds than their bodies. Bodies healed. Minds usually didn’t. Be kind to them, speaking soft words as he caused immense amounts of pain was his favorite activity.  
Master bent down and started kissing her neck. She didn’t want to enjoy the touch of his lips, soft and warm and awakening the desire she tried so hard to keep art bay. She didn’t want to close her eyes and sign as he combed his fingers through her hair. But she did.
Master caressed her breasts, pulling gently at her nipples and kissing the back of her neck. He moved his hips and she gasped as a small orgasm ripped through her body. “Wouldn’t it be better to not feel the shame?” he whispered. “To just enjoy the depravity. You’ll never escape it, Sabrina. I won’t let you. You will become like me one way or the other. Just give in.”   

 

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About the Author:

“If Stephen King got together with Tom Clancy and wrote an erotica book…,”
…is how Marissa describes her books when asked. She doesn’t seek to write any particular genre, style, or length, only following her gut instincts and the lead of her characters. The Life of Anna crosses many genre lines including erotica, suspense, psychological thriller, horror, political conspiracy, paranormal, and romance. Marissa’s story of Anna began with a dream about being kidnapped with Adam Savage from Mythbusters (Yes, really). Over the next year and a half, it morphed into the story that is now known as “The Life of Anna.” She has also published Distorted Hope, which is based on her kidnapped dream. Abandoned Grace was published last year as a side story to The Life of Anna.

Marissa stays busy running her household, fending off two adorable kittens, and interacting with her readers on social media. She is a self-proclaimed geek and is striving to learn the basics of graphic design. She is also actively pursuing a more natural lifestyle, which includes essential oils, natural cleaning products, and whole, organic foods. Marissa’s addictions include the Science and History Channels, anything chocolate mint, vintage books, cute kitty cats and laughter.

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Silver Silence by Nalini Singh

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Silver Silence by Nalini Singh

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Being innocently oblivious to silent reprimands was a skill he’d cultivated as a curious bear cub with three older sisters whose stuff he’d liked to nose about in.
“You have a lot of gray suits.” Valentin got up, began to fit in the second part of the new lock. “Light gray, dark gray, blackish gray, gray-gray, gray with fine pinstripes, gray so pale it’s nearly white …” A shake of his head, his hair all tumbled black strands. “I never knew there were so many types of gray before you.”

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    Excerpt

    Laughing at the cubs’ antics, Valentin jogged down the slight incline and waded into what had to be ice-cold water after kicking off his boots and socks. He splashed the cubs, laughed when they splashed him back. Running so they could chase him, he turned abruptly and chased them back, to their unhidden joy.

    Silver took a seat on the grass. When the female bear looked her way, she inclined her head in a silent greeting. The bear did the same, then they both watched an alpha bear play with two energetic cubs, his hands holding rough care for their small bodies.

    By the time Valentin made his way back to her, he was drenched and his eyes weren’t human in any way. When he spoke, his already deep voice was so low it felt like thunder against her skin. “Couldn’t resist,” he said, pushing back his wet hair with one big hand. “If you weren’t in recovery and if I wasn’t in terror of Nova’s wrath, I’d have invited you. The small monsters wanted to play with you.”

    Silver didn’t get to her feet. “Can we stay here a little longer?” It was patent that Valentin had an extremely high tolerance for the cold, but he might want to dry off.

    “Sure,” he said, and, moving away several feet, shook off the wet.

    Fine droplets settled on the skin of her cheek, but she didn’t flinch at the unintentional tactile contact. She also controlled her urge to reach up and touch the water where it lay against her skin. There was no reason to do that, and Silver was alive because she only did things that were rational.

    Settling beside her, Valentin waved at the cubs as their guardian led their tired forms toward a path in the trees that was at the same level as the stream. “Gentler climb,” Valentin told her.

    “They seem too exhausted to make it to Denhome.”

    “It’s all an act—they’re hoping for a ride on their aunt’s back.” His tone held the same fond affection she’d heard when he spoke of Dima. “It’d take more than a few minutes’ play in the water to wipe out those two.”

    The cubs had played with Valentin for almost a half hour. “They’re hyperactive?”
    “They’re baby bears.”

    Silver watched as those baby bears turned toward her and rose up on their back paws, as if in challenge. A stern sound from their caretaker, and they dropped down and scrambled to catch up with her. Their bodies disappeared into the trees as dusk began to turn from orange to shadowy gray.

    Beside her, Valentin sprawled out, bracing himself on his elbows. His drenched T-shirt clung to the ridged muscles of his abdomen, pulled tight across his pectoral muscles, shaped itself over his shoulders. His jeans weren’t much better, outlining the raw muscle of his thighs.
    Valentin Nikolaev was a man of violent physical strength even in human form. Yet he clearly had iron control over it; when he’d played with the children, they’d displayed zero fear of their alpha.

    “You thought about where you’re going to live when you escape the bears who’ve kidnapped you?”
    When she raised an eyebrow at him, he grinned. “Fringe netter with his own Internet channel sent out a breaking report last night. Pasha—who obviously needs more work duties—made up a fake account and posted a comment swearing to have seen you being pulled into a black van by six burly bears in bear form.”

    “You don’t seem too concerned.” Amber eyes and deep voice, he remained very much a bear in human form.

    “Well, according to this ‘eyewitness,’ the getaway driver was in bear form, too. Must’ve been tough for him to steer with one paw since he was drinking a beer at the same time.”
    “Bears,” Silver said, making Valentin throw his head back and laugh that huge laugh that wrapped around her.

    Posted by arrangement with Berkley, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © Nalini Singh, 2017.

    Moonshadow by Thea Harrison

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    Moonshadow by Thea Harrison

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    “Show me.”

    She scowled. “I’m not a trick pony to perform on your command.”

    “No, a trick pony doesn’t know how to talk back like you do.”

    “I didn’t know I was looking for you, but I was,” he whispered.
    “I want to do everything to you, all at once,” he muttered. “I want to stroke you, fuck you, hold you down, lift you up, pin you, take you. I want you to take me. Lord and Lady, Sophie, I don’t know that I have any gentleness in me tonight.”
    “My men follow orders!”

    “I’m a consultant!” she snapped. “Not your foot soldier. I don’t take orders from you.”

    “You’re fired!” he growled.

     “The gods only know why,” he whispered.  “But I find you sexy as hell.  So far, you’ve been nothing but trouble.”

    “Ugh, stop talking,” she told him, putting the fingers of both hands over his mouth.  “You ruin it when you talk.  I find you sexy as hell too, as long as you stay silent.”

    Moonshadow Series Reading Order

    1. Moonshadow  ← Sale
    2. Spellbound – Release TBD

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    The Darkest Surrender (Lords of the Underworld) by Gena Showalter

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    The Darkest Surrender (Lords of the Underworld) by Gena Showalter

    Favorite Quotes

    “You can be such a moron.” She threw up her arms, exasperated. “Don’t argue with me about this kind of thing. I’ll always be right. Seriously. You were dead until you met me and we both know it. Which means I brought you to life. So, happy belated birthday.”
    “You are not Kaia the Disappointment. Do you hear me? That’s what I was trying to tell you earlier. You are Kaia the Mighty. How many Harpies out there do you think could have brought down the most badass Lord of the Underworld? The same Lord who also happens to be the strongest, sexiest and smartest. And by the way, in case there’s any doubt, I’m describing me.”

    The Lords of the Underworld Reading Order

     

    About Gena Showalter:

    Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld series, two young adult series–Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles–and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series. In addition to being a National Reader’s Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazine, she’s been mentioned in Orange is the New Black–if you ask her about it, she’ll talk for hours–and her books have been translated in multiple languages. She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at www.genashowalter.com

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    King of Me by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

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    King of Me by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

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    There was no separation of time when it came to love; it saw the past and future in one blinding light.  And I’d never let go of that light.  Not ever.
    “I believe a little darkness is healthy in a person.  Good for the soul.”
    Love was what brought us back from our darkness, what restored us from the pain of our mistakes.  So maybe that was my true purpose in all of this:  To be brave enough to love the unlovable.

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    About Mimi Jean:

    New York Times and USA Today bestselling Romance author.

    When San Francisco native Mimi Jean went on an adventure as an exchange student to Mexico City, she never imagined the journey would lead to writing Romance. But one MBA, one sexy husband, and two rowdy kids later, Mimi would trade in corporate life for vampires, deities, and snarky humor.

    She continues to hope that her books will inspire a leather pants comeback (for men) and that she might make you laugh when you need it most.

    She also enjoys interacting with her fans (especially if they’re batshit crazy). You can always find her chatting away on Facebook, Twitter, or saying many naughty words on her show MAN CANDY on Radioslot.com !

    Find out more about Mimi and upcoming books at www.mimijean.net.

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    Kiss of Midnight: A Midnight Breed Novel by Lara Adrian

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    Kiss of Midnight: A Midnight Breed Novel by Lara Adrian

    Favorite Quotes

     “I trust you,” she told him, her dusky eyes darkening with passion as she slowly withdrew her finger from between his sharp teeth. “And I want you. Every part of you.” 
    “I love you.” The words were low and earnest, a caress she felt deep inside of her. “Gabrielle Maxwell, I love you more than life itself. I’ve been alone for so long, I didn’t know enough to recognize that until it was nearly too late.” 
    “It was too late to stop now.
    This kiss had damned them both.”  

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    Lara Adrian is the New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of more than 20 novels, including the Midnight Breed vampire romance series. Her newest novel, BOUND TO DARKNESS, is available now in eBook, trade paperback and audiobook. To get notified of new releases and to enjoy subscribers-only freebies and promotions, sign up for Lara’s newsletter mailing list at her website.

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    Outtakes from the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

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    Outtakes from the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

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    “You’re so hot inside.  Like wet fire.  I love to feel you, Kitten.”
    “I love you, Bones.  I love you so much.  God, so very, very much.”

    “Do you know how that makes me feel?” he whispered.  “I’ve been many things these past two centuries, but I haven’t known real happiness until this moment.”

     

    Night Huntress Series Reading Order

    Halfway to the Grave: A Night Huntress Novel
    One Foot in the Grave: A Night Huntress Novel
    At Grave’s End (Night Huntress World Book 3)
    Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, Book 4)
    This Side of the Grave: A Night Huntress Novel
    One Grave at a Time: A Night Huntress Novel
    Up From the Grave: A Night Huntress Novel
    Outtakes from the Grave (Night Huntress Book 8)

    A note from Jeaniene:

    The first four Night Huntress books were the first books I had ever written, and I never thought they’d be published because I hadn’t started trying to get published at that point. I wrote them for me, which meant that I took more time to explore the characters through alternate scenarios, multiple side plots, additional backstory, additional love scenes, and increased personal revelations.

    When it came time to shop the novels , I had to take out a lot of that material in order to condense the stories to meet average word count lengths. Later, even more content was taken out during the editorial process. However, I saved all that extra material. Over the years, I posted a scene or two to show readers some of what didn’t make it into the published novels, and I was surprised and delighted when readers requested more. Last year, I posted a large, alternate “middle” version of Destined For An Early Grave on my blog, and when I asked readers if they wanted to see more alternate versions, the answer was a resounding yes.

    That’s when I decided to compile the best of those deleted scenes and alternate versions into one single anthology, so readers could see the full version of Cat and Bones’s story. I also wanted to include commentary as to why a particular scene or version didn’t make it into the published books, so readers could get a further glimpse of what went on behind the scenes. The result is Outtakes From The Grave, a Night Huntress series companion anthology. It contains all the deleted scenes I previously posted, plus lots of never-before-posted scenes and alternate versions. While it is not a new novel, it is novel sized. In fact, Outtakes From The Grave turned out to be longer in word count than any book I’d previously published. I very much enjoyed revisiting Cat, Bones, and the rest of the Night Huntress gang with this collection, and I hope that you enjoy it, too :).


     

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    The Life of Anna, The Complete Story by Marissa Honeycutt

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    The Life of Anna, The Complete Story by Marissa Honeycutt

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    ” She was born of love between her parents. She was raised, at least her first few years, in a home of love. Even Jack & Devin loved on her when she was younger. That is why she’s able to feel things other women can only dream of. That’s what makes her so powerful. That’s what makes her so vulnerable. “
    ” Almost four years had passed since I had been held in a manner that didn’t involve sex. Four years since I heard the words “I Love You.” “
    “Sometimes people leave such a deep imprint on our hearts that they never go away. 

    The Life Of Anna Reading Order

    The Life of Anna, Part 1: Enslaved
    The Life of Anna, Part 2: Entwined
    The Life of Anna, Part 3: Embraced
    The Life of Anna, Part 4: Ensnared
    The Life of Anna, Part 5: Emerged 

    The Life of Anna: The Complete Story

    Eventide of the Bear by Cherise Sinclair

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    Eventide of the Bear by Cherise Sinclair

    The Wild Hunt Legacy Series Reading Order

  • Hour of the Lion
  • Winter of the Wolf
  • Eventide of the Bear
  • Radiance (Wraith Kings Book 1) by Grace Draven

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    Radiance (Wraith Kings Book 1) by Grace Draven

    Favorite Quotes

    “I will not shame you with my fear, Brishen,” she whispered against his neck.  He sighed into her hair.  “But I might shame you with mine, wife.”
    “I will conquer kingdoms for you if you but ask it of me, Ildiko.”  She pulled away enough to meet his smiling gaze, her own mouth turning up.  “Just defeat the pie without either of us getting stung, husband.  I’ll be satisfied.”
    “I am no poet possessing honeyed words,” he said.  “But you have always known me to be forthright with you… I want you, Ildiko.  Want to sink so deep into you that neither of us will know where one ends and the other begins.”

    Check out more of Grace’s work:

    Master of Crows
    The Brush of Black Wings
    The Light Within: A Winter’s Tale
    Entreat Me

      

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    Freakshow by Jaden Wilkes

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    Freakshow by Jaden Wilkes

    Favorite Quotes

    “I want you to do it,” I said, now my ragged voice matching his. “Tear me apart and put me back together. I want to be yours, Cai, I want you to leave your mark on me forever.”
    “I’m going to fuck you until you fall apart… dissolve in my fingers. Then I’ll soothe your shattered soul and stitch you back together until everything has new meaning and Cairo is the only word you have for pleasure….”
    “He’d turned me into a sexual fucking Mother Teresa. I wanted to give, give, give with him because the way his body tensed and the way he sounded as he built to his release was the sexiest god damned thing I’d ever experienced. 

    “Where Cairo was concerned, logic held no power. In a realm ruled by my increasingly uncontrollable heart, sensible decisions were trampled under the fierce pounding of my heart as I thought about his lips, his tongue, and those eyes. Those damn eyes of his. Logic was gone, and chaos seemed about to rule.

    The Life of Anna, Part 1: Enslaved by Marissa Honeycutt

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    The Life of Anna, Part 1: Enslaved by Marissa Honeycutt

    Favorite Quotes

    “He stopped behind me and trailed a black braided leather whip on the floor in a circle around me. I shuddered as he trailed it up my back and then slowly wrapped it around my neck once, twice, three times. I held my breath. I knew what he’d do next, just not when he would do it. The longer he waited, the harder it was to time my breathing.”
    “His breathing was shallow and ragged, his moans deepened as he grabbed fistfuls of my hair. He pulled hard, but it felt good. I liked him controlling me. I could tell he was getting close when he yanked himself out of my mouth and pulled me up by my hair to stand in front of him.”
    “You will please each of the men up here with me. You will greet them. Then you will ask them how they want to be pleased. And then you will do it. Do you understand?

    “He removed his fingers and brought them to his mouth, sucking on them as he watched me. I bit my lip and he smiled. “Delicious. I think I need another taste.

    The Life Of Anna Reading Order

    The Life of Anna, Part 1: Enslaved
    The Life of Anna, Part 2: Entwined
    The Life of Anna, Part 3: Embraced
    The Life of Anna, Part 4: Ensnared
    The Life of Anna, Part 5: Emerged 

    The Life of Anna: The Complete Story

    Archangel’s Enigma by Nalini Singh

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    Archangel’s Enigma by Nalini Singh

    “Am I food?” Hand closing over her nape, he nipped at her lower lip. “You are mine.” Words that didn’t sound wholly human.
    His soft, astonishing hair brushing over it, the damp strands a cool caress, he pressed a kiss to her pulse. It jumped. Nostrils flaring, he licked over the skin but didn’t bite. “One day, I’ll sip from you while my cock is snug inside your tight sheath, and it’ll be slow and deep and long.”

    Hunter’s Guild Series Reading Order

    1. Angels’ Blood
    2. Archangel’s Kiss
    3. Archangel’s Consort
    4. Archangel’s Blade
    5. Archangel’s Storm
    6. Archangel’s Legion
    7. Archangel’s Shadows
    8. Archangel’s Enigma

    Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

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    Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

    Favorite Quotes

    “I wish I’d been born in another time, another place. Then maybe I could’ve escaped fate… maybe I could’ve been your darling.”
    “Sometimes I remember that I can’t always protect those I love.”
    She didn’t try to tell him that he wasn’t God, that he couldn’t protect everyone. He knew that.
    But knowing and believing were two different things. What she did say succeeded in stopping his heart. “I wish you’d love me.”

    “Why?”

    “Because then maybe you could protect me, too.” 

    Psy-Changeling Series Reading Order

    1. Slave to Sensation
    2. Visions of Heat
    3. Caressed by Ice
    4. Mine to Possess
    5. Hostage to Pleasure
    6. Branded by Fire
    7. Blaze of Memory
    8. Bonds of Justice
    9. Play of Passion
    10. Kiss of Snow
    11. Tangle of Need
    12. Heart of Obsidian
    13. Shield of Winter
    14. Shards of Hope

       

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    The Headmaster by Tiffany Reisz

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    The Headmaster by Tiffany Reisz

    Favorite Quotes

    He lifted her legs over his shoulders and with a thrust entered her. She lifted her hips to take all of him into her. Briefly she wondered what important paperwork they were on top of and possibly getting wet. But then he pulled out and thrust in again, hard and deep, and she decided she didn’t care if they were fucking on top of the original draft of the Magna Carta itself as long as he kept…doing…that.
    “You always have to be in charge, don’t you?” she asked.
    “I’m the headmaster. I am in charge.”

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    Taken by a Dragon by Felicity Heaton

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    Taken by a Dragon by Felicity Heaton

    Favorite Quotes

    Fire burned through her, as if he breathed it into her with each sweep of his lips across hers.
    She moaned and arched into him, and he groaned as she welcomed his dominance and surrendered to him.  The knowledge that she enjoyed being at his mercy only increased the ferocity of his need to master her and show her that she was his now.
    Dragons fiercely guarded that which they owned.  Anais had done the impossible and had taken a dragon’s most precious possession.

    She had stolen his heart. 

    Eternal Mates Reading Order

    1. Kissed by a Dark Prince   ←4 Stars Sale: 99¢ 
    2. Claimed by a Demon King  ←4 Stars
    3. Tempted by a Rogue Prince
    4. Hunted by a Jaguar
    5. Craved by an Alpha
    6. Bitten by a Hellcat

    Excerpt

    Anais kept her eyes closed, feigning sleep and struggling with her thoughts. She had to do this. It didn?t matter that she was beginning to feel she really was safe here, in this cave with Loke. It didn?t matter that she felt as if she was growing closer to her dragon companion, or that they had opened up to each other to a degree. All that mattered was returning to her world.

    She didn?t belong here.

    She needed to get back to Sable and the others and find out what had happened to them.

    She needed to know they were all okay.

    Even though the thought of leaving Loke made a recess of her heart ache.

    She listened to Loke moving around the cave. He had already started the fire again. That had roused her from sleep. She mentally cursed herself for falling asleep when she had meant to just pretend. She had a faint sensation that she had been pretending, and that Loke had come to her, and then she had been dreaming.

    Maybe she had dreamed it all.

    The light touch of his fingers on her face. The way they gently stroked her cheek. The soft words he had murmured in his unfamiliar tongue.

    It had all been a dream.

    She felt sure of it.

    He moved away and she cracked an eye open, watching him heading into the tunnels with his wooden torch. When the light from it disappeared, she made her move.

    Anais sprang to her bare feet and ran to the mouth of the cave, flinching every time she trod on a pebble. She had taken her boots off last night to aid her in her recon mission. She had to move silently to avoid rousing Loke. Every non-human species she had met had heightened senses. Hearing being the most sensitive. She couldn?t have moved quietly enough in her boots. She was having enough trouble moving quietly with bare feet. Another pebble bit into the sole of her left one and she grimaced and hopped a few steps, giving it time to recover.

    The ledge came into view and her heart rocketed, thundering against her chest. She was just going to have a look. That was all. There was no need to get nervous. Her palms sweated and she rubbed them on her black t-shirt. Just a glimpse and then she would go back to the fire. She just wanted to see what was out there.

    She glanced back into the cave, afraid of Loke finding her gone. She didn?t want him to see what she was doing. She didn?t want him to be upset with her and she knew he would be. He would feel as if she had betrayed him by breaking her vow, and that didn?t sit right with her. Not anymore.

    She slowed to a halt at the edge of the ledge and stared down at the dizzying drop to the sweeping cragged side of the black mountain below. It was at least three hundred feet. She swung her gaze left, studying the mountains that formed a wall around the valley.

    Harsh black rock as far as her eyes could see.

    Bleak against the dark grey sky of Hell

    It was incredible. Formidable.

    There was no way she was going to be able to climb up the mountain. It rose sharply from the cave?s ledge, rising up into a jagged peak. Other obsidian peaks met it further down, blending into the most dangerous set of mountains she had ever seen. Not even the world?s best climbers could scale them. She would have to go down into the valley.

    Even that looked as if it was going to be easier said than done. Around a thousand feet down the mountain, the dark green trees began. They were strange and gnarled, with only a bare covering of leaves. Anais couldn?t help thinking that they looked like something right out of a movie, liable to come alive and capture her with their branches. Those branches were tangled together, forming a thick canopy. She couldn?t tell how tall the trees were from this height, or what the ground looked like.

    Or whether there was ground down there and not a swamp filled with dangerous creatures just waiting to eat an unsuspecting mortal like her.

    The trees seemed endless too. They covered the valley floor, from the furthest point she could see off to her left, to the end of her vision off to her right.

    Anais realised something as she looked at the trees.

    The valley had no open ends.

    The black mountains rose to block it on all sides.

    If she was going to leave, she was going to have to ascend one of the peaks and hope that she chose the right one. If she chose wrong, she could be faced with another valley, or worse.

    Anais let thoughts of escape drift away.

    There was no way to escape.

    No need either.

    She knew Loke better now and she felt sure that he would keep his promise. He would take her back to the Third Realm. If he didn?t, she would try her luck with the mountains and the forest that looked as if it might try to eat her. Until then, she would trust that he was going to fulfil his vow to her.

    She stepped back from the ledge, determined to return to the fire before Loke found her gone.

    A sudden rush of air swept down the mountainside, pushing her forwards. She grabbed her hair as it covered her face, wrestling the tangled golden ribbons back so she could see where she was going and wouldn?t fall off the ledge. Another blast of wind came.

    Something clamped around her waist.

    Anais gasped and tried to turn, sure that it was Loke behind her.

    The black ground dropped away and she looked down instead, her eyes widening and a bolt of fear piercing her heart. Huge red scaly talons held her around her waist and legs, each thicker than her body. Glossy black claws pressed dangerously close to her skin and she did the only thing she could think of as her mind shut down and she realised with horror that it wasn?t Loke who had her.

    She screamed.

    The dragon bellowed in response to her shriek and shook her, rattling her right down to her bones and making her ache all over. She bit her tongue to stop herself from crying out and tried to prise the beast?s claws off her as her survival instincts kicked in. She would take a long drop to a swift death over being stolen by another dragon.

    Anais attacked as best she could, alternating between punching the dragon?s talons and trying to get her fingers under its scales. She was going to yank the damned things off and make it hurt. The dragon kept flying, enormous dark red leathery wings beating the air, carrying them higher above the mountains.

    The world beyond them came into view and Anais?s heart plummeted.

    Nothing but more mountains and valleys for hundreds of miles.

    If she had run away from Loke, she would have died out there. She never would have reached Sable and the others.

    She wasn?t going to reach them now either.

    She looked up at the huge red dragon that held her. The great beast kept its large golden eyes on the distance but opened its crocodilian jaw, revealing rows of deadly long white fangs as it roared again.

    An answering roar came this time.

    Loke.

    Anais looked back towards the cave but saw only the barbed tip of the red dragon?s tail. The valley was so far away already, too distant for her to make anything out, but not far enough for her not to realise with disappointment that Loke wasn?t coming after her.

    There was no blue dragon chasing them.

    Anais ignored how her heart stung and went back to hitting the dragon?s paw, using both of her fists this time. She didn?t let up until the dragon dropped lower in the air as they swept over another mountain range.

    Her hands fell to resting on the dragon?s talon as she stared down at the clearing below. Round stone huts filled most of the space, with what looked like an arena carved into the mountain beyond them and a large flat tract of land left open at the end of the village closest to her. Anais realised it was the dragon equivalent of a landing strip when the red beast holding her touched down there.

    The second it set her down and released her, she turned on it, launching punches against anything she could reach. Two bare-chested men rushed forwards from a broad path between the thatched black stone huts and grabbed hold of her, pulling her away from the dragon. She fought them too, wrestling against their hold, even when she knew it was futile. They were far too strong for her.

    The one to her left, a man with silver hair, muttered something in their language and his companion, a green-haired younger male, responded, a grin curving his lips and revealing sharp white teeth.

    She stared at the dragon as it began to transform, waiting for it to turn into a red-haired man.

    It was a woman.

    A very beautiful woman with flame red hair.

    Mahogany leather trousers formed over her legs and she twirled her hair up, tying it in a knot at the back of her head. Anais waited for another garment to appear over her ample breasts but nothing happened.

    A golden dragon circled lazily above them, bright against the dark sky, and snorted. The woman looked up at the beast, her expression souring, and motioned for the men to follow her.

    The men grunted and marched Anais into the village.

    The moment they were clear of the landing strip, the golden dragon touched down.

    She looked back at it and it stared right at her, its elliptical pupils stretching thin as it eyed her. It wasn?t as beautiful as Loke had been.

    Her captor stormed ahead of her and her guards, still topless. When they entered the main area of the village, Anais realised that it wasn?t just her captor who was flashing her upper body. Every female she could see wore only trousers.

    Every male she could see on the broad streets between the rows of huts stared at her, eyeing her in a way that made her skin crawl. She didn?t like how they looked at her. Fascinated. Awestruck. Hungry. When Loke looked at her that way, she found it appealing, but with these men, she only felt a deep need to flee.

    To escape.

    She had the feeling she had made a grave mistake by disobeying Loke and she was going to pay for it.

    The men halted, jerking her to a stop with them, and she looked ahead of her, towards a larger round building that stood on a high solid black stone platform at the other end of an open square.

    A golden-haired male lounged on an obsidian throne in front of the thatched hut, cragged mountains his grim backdrop. His large hands rested over the ornate ends of the arms of the throne and his deep bronze leathers stretched tight over long powerful legs that were spread, giving him a relaxed and easy-going appearance that his sharp golden gaze contradicted.

    This man knew everything that was happening around him without even needing to look to confirm it.

    Was he the dragon equivalent of a king?

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