NEW RELEASE: Paradise Fought (Abel) by L.B. Dunbar

 

 

Title: Paradise Fought: Abel
Series: Paradise #1
Author: L.B. Dunbar
Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance/MMA
 Release Date: January 25, 2016

 

Blurb

 

I’m not a fighter.
I was born into a fighting family. As the middle child, I was overlooked in favor of my older brother.
He took the negative attention, too. In comparison, there’s nothing special about me.
I’m not as big as Cobra. I’m not as strong as Cobra. He’s the alpha.
I’m a beta.
The second son.
The lesser one.
The one never encouraged to fight, never encouraged to do anything, but stay out of my father’s way.
I’m not a lover either – but I wished to be – that’s why I needed her.
I met a girl in the pouring rain.
Sounds cliché, but it’s true. It changed everything.
Because of love, I learned to fight.Betas come second, but in this fight, my story is first.

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Excerpt
If I thought I was going to make a speedy getaway, I was wrong. My savior caught up to me, half way down the walk, outside the finance building. He was quick and a large hand wrapped around my upper arm.“Whoa, sister,” he said, slightly out of breath. “You almost got away from me again.”

“What?” I questioned. I had no idea what he meant: again.

“Never mind,” he muttered, his hand still on me. I looked down at it and he immediately released me. My eyes pinched as I realized I didn’t mind his hand on my skin. There was something nonthreatening about him. He seemed rather innocent, studious, actually. His shirt was buttoned almost to the top and tucked into his pants. The sleeves secure at the cuffs. His jeans were snug and hugged him well. He wore dark rimmed glasses that screamed smart. Brown boots looked too new on his large feet. It was like he had the right parts but the wrong combination.

His blue eyes were soft and easy to look into. They practically spoke to me, but I had no idea what he was saying. His dark hair was disheveled, a bit shaggy, but cool looking. He kind of looked like a pop star, which was a little too sugar sweet for me. His form was questionable. It was hard to tell what kind of body he had under those clothes. He looked rather preppy, like half the guys at this university. I didn’t want to think about it. I’d just sold my soul for another semester.

“So when do you want to do this?” I asked. His blank stare told me he had no idea what I meant.

“Us,” I said, pointing between him and me.

“I…” His voice trailed off as he gawked at me. His expression changed from confusion to shock.

“I didn’t buy you to sleep with you,” he said, a touch of disbelief in his voice. His face turned crimson, then fell. “Why, have you done that before?” It was my turn to be surprised and offended.

I turned on my heels and began stomping away from him. He was too quick and he caught me again. His hand on my arm halted me. This time he didn’t release me when I peered down at his fingers wrapped around my bicep.

“Look. I need help,” he blurted. His face pinked a little, and it was sweet. “I don’t need help with sex. I need help with before.” His tone dropped, and he looked side to side to see if anyone would hear him. I took his meaning.

“You don’t know how to do foreplay?” I questioned in a loud whisper, trying to hide my astonishment. How could anyone have sex and not know a touch of foreplay?

His face pinked again.

“Not that,” he said, sounding like a child. “The flirting. The dating. The…other stuff.”

I was stunned. I stared at him, taking in his features again. He was kind of cute, leaning toward the potential for good looking. He couldn’t possibly need help with this request. The confusion on my face made him speak.

“I don’t know how to flirt.” The words swirled between us.

“I don’t understand.” I didn’t. I didn’t know what he wanted from me.

“I need lessons how to be…cool: with girls. Call it a tutoring session. I need to learn how to be…seen.” His voice took on a touch of sadness. He couldn’t possibly be serious. I continued to stare at him. My mouth might have actually dropped open a bit, and I noticed he was watching my lips. It was a little exciting the way he stared at them. I licked them and his pupils dilated, filling in more black over the blue. His expression changed. Knowingly, he blinked when he realized I was teasing him. His lip quirked up and a dimple showed in his cheek.

“I need to date you,” he blurted. “To learn how to do, what you just did to me.”

 

 

Author Bio

 

L.B. Dunbar loves the original legend of King Arthur. Inspired by this classic tale, she pulled over to the side of the road to take notes when it hit her that if King Arthur lived today, he’d be a rock star. A lover of fairy tales, myths, legends, and anything with happily ever after, she loves to read and write contemporary romance. Her Legendary Rock Stars series is complete with the final tale: The Trials of Guinevere DeGrance, but the story began with The Legend of Arturo King. She also wrote The Sensations Collection, which includes five stand alones based on the five senses in a small town setting near Lake Michigan. Raised on one side of that lake, she grew up in Michigan, but now lives on the other side, in Chicago. Mother to four, wife to the one and only, and teacher to hundreds of former students, she looks forward to sharing more stories in the future.

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COVER REVEAL: Broken by Rachael Orman

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Broken

Rachel Orman

All proceeds will be donated to the Shuskey family to help with medical bills.

synopsis

Life can be hard. Life can break you. What do you do then?

Faith has been living in a physically abusive marriage for years. What she doesn’t expect is for everything in her life to change unexpectedly. Her husband loses his job, which forces her to go back to work.

Working as an Emergency Room nurse forces her to hide her home life while also gives her a freedom she hasn’t had in the five years since she married.

It also gives her the out she has been so desperately seeking.

However, once she is free from the man who has held her down and abused her for so long, she fears that it won’t last. He isn’t willing to let her go easily.

While she is learning to love in a normal and peaceful environment, she fears for her life all the same.

She refuses to let her ex get a hold of her again, but what happens if he does? Can she handle living that life again after finally experiencing the tender love of another?

NOTE: This is not a happy story. This story has non con scenes and doesn’t not have a HEA. There are many things that could be triggers for many people so be forewarned going in. Abuse and suicide are two of the major ones, but not the only ones.

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about-the-author

Mother by day. Writer by night. I spend a majority of my day with my
children and reading while my nights are filled with the sound of the
keyboard as I work on my next work.

I have written in nearly every LBGT category as well as the
traditional erotic romance category.

I love to try new things and learn from every piece of work I write.
I’ll write just about anything once to learn from it. I’ve even
ventured out of my normal erotica genre into Monster Erotica. Doubt you’ll find me writing anything not erotic as you can barely get me to even read something out of that category, but then again, you never know what I might try next.

Never stop learning. Try everything at least once.

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NEW RELEASE: Let it be Us by Barbara Speak

RELEASE DAY BLITZ
LET IT BE US
BARBARA SPEAK
COVER MODEL MAC ROBINSON 
COVER DESIGN THE FINAL WRAP
RELEASE DATE JANUARY 25TH
Montana has become everything Arianna Dubray never wanted it
be. Home. Now, with every part of her Boston life behind her, she has all she
needs to watch her future unfold in her little country life: her sister, Shelby,
and the man that captured her heart and never let go, Canyon Michaels.
But Canyon was sure Arianna was never coming back, and in
the midst of his excitement, he doesn’t reveal the one thing that could shatter
his dreams of being with her for the rest of his life.
When every secret comes to light, the only thing left to do
is to leave their love in fate’s hands.
This is the follow up to the best selling novel, Let it be
Me and should be read in order.

 

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His eyes never left mine as he was being pulled away, and I
knew the future was ours as a family. Nothing could take that away from me
again. I watched his mouth as he silently spoke, “I love you.” He was
pulled out of sight before I could respond, but we had the rest of our lives
for me to say those words. And I planned on saying them as often as possible.

 

 

Author
Barbara Speak loves nothing more than being allowed to share her ideas and
thoughts through books that so many enjoy. When she’s not writing she’s caring
for her son and daughter along side her amazing husband in rural Missouri. She
has 5 more babies but these are covered in fur. Bode the boxer, Tucker the
beagle and Lily, Callie and Connor her kitties.
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