#ReleaseBlitz: Coma by Zak Hardacre @ZakHardacre #Excerpt #Trailer

Zak Hardacre is a new author to me and seriously, why did you people not tell me about him sooner?! I have added some back catalogue books to that toppling TBR of mine as well as this new release Coma…my fellow erotic romance fans you HAVE to check this out, the excerpts below are hotter than they have any right to be. This is a MMMF novel with some hardcore BDSM, and from the small amount I’ve read this man knows what he is talking about…I do hate it when authors make this shit up! OK….enjoy people!

Description

“The worst memory was when I was still in a coma and I could feel people hold my hand.  I could feel the nurses bathing me, but I couldn’t move or open my eyes.  I just couldn’t do anything and it was terrifying!”

Xavier Prince wakes in a hospital bed on a Caribbean island. He has no idea how he got there, or in fact who the hell he is. When his Doctor informs him that he is quite the celebrity, he is determined to uncover his past.

Having only brief recollections, his search is aided by the appearance of a Nordic beauty called Freya. Along with her brother, Lars, they ignite something in his subconscious and he begins his path of self-discovery.

A club, bizarre sexual activities and demonstrations. A world far removed from his rather quiet and sedentary childhood. The death of his father, and the benefit of a healthy inheritance, launch him into the world of business.

The alien world of BDSM was a business venture and was something he never saw coming. He takes the opportunity with both hands. With the guidance of his mentor, Anton, he quickly rises to become one of the most popular Doms on the UK scene.

Clearing his mind of all pre-conceptions, he embraces this new lifestyle. Yet love, jealousy and betrayal stalk his clouded past. Perhaps they are the reason for his current situation? Will peeling away the layers of time uncover who on earth is Xavier Prince?Coma - Blitz Banner

Excerpt

I approach her until the stiffness of my cock makes contact with her buttocks. I hold myself there a moment, delighting in the sensation that ripples through my groin. Freya forces herself back against me, eager to feel my swollen meat against her clit. I lean over her bent body and ensure the blindfold is still tight around her head. Her hands still take her weight against the wall. With her back horizontal and arse thrust out, she is in the perfect position for me to administer the flogging.

“Now precious…you need to stay real still. Did the leather not feel good on your body? Did you not feel the fire? You need this, my pet, the hot burning of the leather on your skin. I will teach you to love the taste of this fire.” I move my lips so that they are only inches away from her ear and whisper the words.

I begin to breathe deeply in anticipation for what is to come. I draw the handle against her clit and pull it back, so that it is coated with her juices. Then I step back and makes sure my grip is firm. I give her a playful tap against her right arse cheek. It causes her to jump as the leather tails are fanned across the roundness of her buttock, jarring her mind back slightly, she stills, listening. A soft whisper as I slap the flogger lightly across her arse again. Her arse quivers under its touch, and I feel myself stiffen at the sight.

I draw the flogger away and taking a half a step further away, measure the distance. The distance is good. It swishes through the air, splaying the leather strips across her ass slightly harder, causing her to gasp. I hear a sharp intake of breath from behind me, and turn to see Cindy licking her lips. Anton smiles and nods. It is the first time that I had been alerted to the fact that they were still standing there. I return my attention to Freya.

Her body has stiffened getting accustomed to the stinging needles of pain, as the heat mingles with her own rolling and viciously caged fire. I reach forward and rub her clit, then strike her once more with the flogger. The falls wrap around her hips and inner thighs. They produce fresh welts on her milky white skin.

“Trust me, precious, let go of your fear and just experience this.” As I speak, I move the handle slowly between her thighs and run it along her hot, wet lips, letting the rawhide rub across her clit.

“Yes, Sir.” Her response is immediate and wanton.

The falls strike her fully across both cheeks. She gasps again, calling out loudly. As the stripes begin to sting, she drops her head against the mirror. The pain rages a war with the pleasure and passion she must be feeling. I watch and sense her body react to each stroke now. Each one more forceful than the last. Her mind must be searching, needing to understand how she can feel such excitement as the pain increases.

“Are you ready to cum?” I cease the flogging and insert my hand over her mound, teasing her clit with my thumb.

“Yes, I’m ready, Sir”. Her reply is a panted whisper.

Pumping my fingers slowly, deep inside her pussy keeping her right on the edge, her moans are building softly and urgently. I strike her ass twice in quick succession and she convulses. Her whole body is shaking as I bring her over the edge. Arousal begins to form together, edging along with the pain.

“You need to cum right now. So cum for me!” Whimpering and sobbing she nods and moans. Begging for Him to let her cum, let the orgasm he has been holding on edge all night, break free.

“Yes, Sir! Make me cum!”

“Then cum for me, my pet.” I growl the words, while stroking her g-spot and clit together.

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TitleComa
Series: N/A
AuthorZak Hardacre
Genre: Erotic | Dark Romance | Menage | BDSM
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 12 May 2018
Review Format: eBook
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Pages: 260
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#BookBlitz: Father Figure by James J. Cudney @jamescudney4 @shanannigans81 #Excerpt #Giveaway

I’m super excited to share this post with you, I was a beta reader for Father Figure and the author James Cudney is a very good friend. I can tell you that this book is outstanding and from the outset weaves a web of mystery which is laced with romance, drama and suspense. My review is coming soon but in the mean time don’t miss out on this fantastic novel!

 

Description

Between the fast-paced New York City, a rural Mississippi town, and a charming Pennsylvania college campus filled with secrets, two young girls learn the consequences of growing up too quickly. Struggling to survive in a claustrophobic, unforgiving world, they embark on a journey to overcome all the pain, disappointment, and horror of their experiences.

Amalia Graeme, abused by her mother for most of her life, longs to escape her desolate hometown, connect with others, and fall in love. Contemplating an impending loss of innocence and conflicting feelings between her boyfriend and the dangerous attraction she’s developed for an older man, Amalia suffers devastating, life-altering tragedies. No matter where she turns, someone or something always steals her hope of finding happiness, protection, and love.

Brianna Porter, a sassy yet angst-ridden teenager raised in New York City, yearns to determine her life’s true purpose, conquer her fear of abandonment, and interpret an intimidating desire for her best friend, Shanelle. All the confusion stems from desperately needing to find the father whom her mother refuses to reveal, but an unexpected discovery of a journal leads Brianna to a shocking revelation about her missing parent. Unfortunately, by casting the net to find him, she’s unleashed a tragic history that was meant to stay buried and might now completely change everyone’s futures.

Through alternating chapters set two decades apart, each girl’s plight unfolds revealing the parallels between their lives and the subsequent collision that is bound to happen. In an emotional story filled with mystery, romance, and suspense, fate intervenes forcing someone to make a dreadful decision that will leave permanent scars.

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Excerpt

As Amalia leaned in toward Carter expecting him to reach for it with his hand, a devilish gleam in his eyes appeared. “You’re not gonna try to pull me in, are you?” She suppressed a wary giggle deep in her gut. Or maybe it was excitement. She wasn’t sure.

 

 

“Did you want to come in the water with me?”

 

 

Amalia pulled her bottom lip inside her mouth, running her top teeth over it, contemplating how to respond. “I don’t have a swimsuit.” She lifted her hand in his direction, her fingers still nimbly holding a small piece of the sandwich. “Here, take it.”

 

 

Carter raised himself a few inches higher and brought his mouth to her impatiently waiting fingers. His full lips gently sealed the temporarily open gap between them. Amalia’s hand, uncertain what he was doing, twitched. Carter reached up with his right arm while his other held his body against the dock. He enveloped her hand with his, steadying her fingers near his lips as he slipped the morsel in his mouth. Swallowing the length of her index finger and thumb, he pulled back with delicate ease. When he reached the tip of her fingers, he paused and immersed himself in her eyes. “You taste delicious.” Carter blinked in slow motion for what could have been thirty seconds but had barely been two or three.

 

 

“You mean the sandwich does.” Amalia traced her finger against the soft patch of skin above his chin. His face was as smooth as her own flesh. A shiver meandered the curves of her dampening back.

 

 

“If you say so.” Carter pulled himself fully out of the water landing near the other side of the dock. Barely two feet separated them, but he was careful not to drip any water on her a second time.

 

As he laid across the wooden planks dropping a handful of chips in his mouth, Amalia’s eyes lingered on his torso noticing not a single spot of hair on his chest or stomach. But Carter didn’t have a stomach. He had a set of eight curved ridges that spanned the distance from his sternum to the top of his black trunks, a solid washboard of muscle. His dark swimsuit highlighted a sharp contrast to his golden skin leaving her increasingly curious about what lurked beneath the trunks. She’d noticed other guys without their shirts, but none resembled Carter. Her hand quivered at the thought of his body nestled against hers. Amalia closed her eyes, then forced herself to look away, certain she shouldn’t extend the reach of her fingers to his flesh.

 

 

“How’s the water?” She stared in the opposite direction fumbling with the button on her blouse. The heat had begun to break down her barriers. Amalia considered taking off her shoes and dipping her feet into the lake. There wasn’t any danger in showing…

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About James J. Cudney

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James is my given name; most call me Jay. I grew up on Long Island and currently live in New York City, but I’ve traveled all across the US (and various parts of the world). After college, I spent 15 years working in technology and business operations in the sports, entertainment and media industries. Although I enjoyed my job, I left in 2016 to focus on my passion: telling stories and connecting people through words. My debut novel is ‘Watching Glass Shatter,’ a contemporary fiction family drama with elements of mystery, suspense, humor and romance. To see samples or receive news from my current and upcoming books, please subscribe with your email address at my website: https://jamesjcudney.com

What do I do outside of writing: I’m an avid genealogist (discovered 2K family members going back about 250 years) and cook (I find it so hard to follow a recipe). I love to read; between Goodreads and my blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, I have over 500 book reviews which will give you a full flavor for my voice and style. On my blog, I started the 365 Daily Challenge, where I post a word each day that has some meaning to me, then converse with everyone about life. There is humor, tears, love, friendship, advice and bloopers. Lots of bloopers where I poke fun at myself all the time. Even my dog has a weekly segment called “Ryder’s Rants” where he complains about me. All these things make up who I am; none of them are very fancy or magnanimous, but they are real and show how I live every day.

A bit of humor: Everything doubles as something else when you live in NYC. For me, it’s the dining room, my favorite space in the apartment, where more than just my cooking is on display! As I look out the windows onto a 12th floor terrace, various parts of nature (trees, bushes, flowers, bugs & animals) inspire me to write. Ryder, my 10-year old shiba inu, usually lays on my feet, growling when I shift positions too many times or when I forget to share my food! Although he’s only 20 pounds, he’s quite strong and pushy. But how else can you pen the best story possible without these things by your side?

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Author Website: https://jamesjcudney.com

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TitleFather Figure
Series: N/A
Author: James J. Cudney
Genre: Adult | Contemporary | Mystery | Suspense | Romance
Publisher: Creativia
Publication Date: 2 April 2018
Review Format: N/A
Other Formats: eBook | Paperback
Pages: 415
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#ReleaseBlitz: Devros by Echo Hart @EchoHartAuthor

I am so excited to be a part of this release blitz for Devros by Echo Hart I will be reviewing this book very soon, I’m a bit backlogged at the moment but I promise to get it to you soon, in the meantime check it out and pick yourself a copy up!

 

 

Description

Life…
We are born and raised with values to the best of our parents’ abilities, so that one day we can be set free in the world as respectable and contributing members of society.
If we are lucky, we flourish and find our happily ever after; The one person who tilts our world on its axis. The person we hope to spend our life with, to start a family with, and pass on to them what our parents instilled in us.
Ten years ago, I fell madly in love.
It was toxic.
It was forbidden.
It was wrong.
I did the right thing; I walked away.
Because I, Laney O’Neil, am a good person…
Then why have I spent the last nine years wishing I didn’t do the right thing? Why do I still crave his touch and dream of the way he set me on fire?
Simple, because the power he had over my body was like nothing I’ve ever had again since him.
I want his brand of toxic.
I want forbidden.
I want wrong.
I want him.
So much for being a good person, huh?

 

 

 

 

About Echo Hart

Echo Hart lived most of her life in NJ, but now resides in MI with her husband of 20 years and two beautiful daughters ages 19 and 11.
She is a stay-at-home mom who enjoys camping, outings to the beach, anything chocolate and is a huge coffee addict; however, her true passion lies within the pages of a romance novel.

Echo Hart has always dreamed of one day writing her own book, and after going from an avid reader, to starting her own book blog. She is now making her dream a reality with the release of her third romance novel, Devros.

Here are all the places you can follow Echo…..

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WEBSITE – www.echohartauthor.com

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TitleDevros
Series: Embedded Duet #1
Author: Echo Hart
Genre: Adult | Contemporary | Romance
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 20 April 2018
Review Format: N/A
Other Formats: eBook
Pages: 149
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#BlogTour: Tainted Rose by Yumoyori Wilson @XpressoTours #Excerpt

Welcome to the blog tour for Tainted Rose by Yumoyori Wilson. I have an excerpt for you today and if you want to follow the tour you can do this at Xpresso Book Tours. This is the second book in this reverse harem series, you can catch my review of book one here!

Description

I failed…

My name is Ryder Carter, future heir of Realm Five, Minato.

I was destined to do great things, to walk alongside my fellow star knights, as we desperately searched for the woman who would lead our galaxy to salvation.

My spirit and I had failed her once, unable to prevent the chain of events and challenges she’d faced for sixteen cycles. Then, we finally found her – alive.

Within two rotations, she’d blossomed into a beautiful rose – such delicate petals, filled with purity and life. My mission was to guide her home, to where she truly belonged, as our Princess and saviour from the approaching darkness. She was more than just our Princess; I loved her with all my heart.

But…I failed. My once perfect rose, damaged by my failures. Would she ever forgive me, her star knight who’d sworn to protect her? Will I ever get the chance to tell her how much she means to me…to us?

Only the Starlight gods can tell. Please…bring my Firefly home.

~In Stars We Trust~

Tainted Rose is Book Two in the new, paranormal reverse harem series. 
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Excerpt

“Fuck me, Ryder.”

 

I watched his pupils dilate, expanding quickly before constricting back to their normal size. I felt the hardness between his legs grow, as his breath caught in his throat.

 

“Makoto.”

 

The sound of my name as it left his lips was somewhere between a prayer and a curse. I never knew I could want something as badly as I had once wanted freedom, yet here I was, sitting in front of a man I loved.

 

He held me in his arms as he stood from the couch.

 

“Are you sure you want this? Once I start – I won’t be able to stop.”

 

There was no hesitation, no doubt in my soul. This was what I wanted.

 

“I’m sure.”

About Yumoyori Wilson

Yumoyori Wilson - Author ImageYumoyori Wilson is from Toronto, Ontario. She loves to sleep and write her days away. She works at night as a registered nurse. She has a little addiction to bubble tea and coffee but loves to workout. She has big plans for the writing world and can’t wait to share them with everyone.

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TitleTainted Rose
Series: Starlight Gods #2
Author: Yumoyori Wilson
Genre: Adult | Paranormal | Romance | Reverse Harem
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 10 November 2017
Review Format: N/A
Other Formats: eBook | Paperback
Pages: 446
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#BlogTour: Five Fathers by Kate Morgan @XpressoTours #Excerpt

I’m really looking forward to reading this, I’ve had it on pre-order for months and was really hoping to get a review to you today but there was an issue with the ARC’s so I haven’t been able to. BUT I do have a sexy excerpt which I hope that you will enjoy and I will get a review to you ASAP once my pre-order comes through. You can follow the tour at Xpresso Book Tours. This is a standalone reverse harem novel and Kate Morgan’s debut release!

Description

Sin or piety.

Those are the two things I’m choosing between when I walk up those stone steps and into the church. Heaven or hell. Pain or pleasure. But sometimes, pleasure brings more hurt than pain.

I’ve learned my lesson the hard way and that’s why I’m doing this, giving up everything I know and love for a whole new life. A life dedicated to something, someone, other than myself.

The thing is, sometimes fate has other ideas.

Out of all the churches in town, I picked this one. This building with its vaulted ceilings and stained glass and all its secrets.

This building that houses them.

My five worst sins.

My five most awesome pleasures.

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Excerpt

“Mrs. Carroll,” Hawke says, setting me down suddenly and grabbing the edges of my shirt.  He jerks it back into place and covers up all my bits.

 

 

 

“Father Dell used to … set a box outside this door to collect donations for the homeless,” the woman said, staring, not at the giant man in the body armor and guns, but at me.  Me!

 

 

 

I try to move, but Hawke tightens his grip, the muscles in his arm bulging and tensing like steel.  I can hardly even breathe.  But having that big, solid form behind me is… exhilarating.  Hawke smells like leather and musk and man.

 

 

 

“Yes, well, that’s an excellent idea,” he grumbles as I stand there like the typical mob-daughter that I am.  Here is a person, unconnected to all of this shit, and I’m not screaming or calling out for help.  Because back home, all that would do is get the old woman killed.

 

 

 

At least, that’s what my father would do.

 

 

 

“We’ll … look into that,” he continues, reaching past me with a big hand, and slamming the door closed in the old woman’s face.

 

 

 

“Your cover is fucked,” I breathe, but Hawke just grunts and lets go of me before putting his hands on my shoulders and turning me around to face him.  His eyes bore into mine as I swallow past the lump in my throat.  I look up, up, up at him and wonder if this is the moment where it all ends.

 

 

“So, are you going to kill me now?”

 

 

 

“Kill you?” Hawke asks with a long exhale.

 

 

“Not exactly.”

 

 

 

He steps back and gives me a look, propping his hands on his hips.

 

 

 

“Not … exactly?” I choke out as our gazes meet and a hot thrill takes over my body.

 

 

 

“You have two choices here, Natalia: let us take you to the nunnery … or stay here.”

 

 

 

“And if you do go to the nunnery,” Arsen says, grinning maniacally, “you best be careful.  We have agents there, too.  And they’ll be watching.”

 

 

 

“Agents?” I ask as Hawke looks me straight in the face.

 

 

 

“If you stay here, you also have two choices,” Hawke continues.  “Wait us out until we finish what we came here to do … or let me teach you.”

 

 

 

“Teach … me?” I ask as Hawke sucks in a breath.

 

 

 

“Dude, are you serious?” Colt asks, storming over to us and looking between me and Hawke like he’s crazy.  “Just let her go, man!”

 

 

 

“I can’t let her go!’ Hawke roars, and my skin erupts in goose bumps.

 

 

“I can’t let her go now.”

 

 

 

“She doesn’t know anything,” Colt says, sounding exasperated.

 

 

“Let her walk, man.”

 

 

 

“She knows enough,” Hawke responds with a sigh.

 

 

“And she’s his daughter.  I … can’t let her go.”

 

 

He stares at me, and I imagine that in a different scenario, hearing those words–I can’t let her go–would be a breathtaking experience.

 

 

 

“So … my choices are go to the nunnery or … you really are going to kill me?”

 

 

 

“You can stay here until we’re finished with our mission.  And then we’ll let you go.  But, if you stay, consider signing on with us. After that life you’ve led, you’d be a perfect candidate.”

 

 

 

“This is ridiculous!” Colt shouts, throwing up his hands and pacing a short, wild rut in the floor.  “You can’t hire her.”

 

 

 

“She’s perfect,” Arsen says, slinking up behind Hawke and taking a seat on the edge of the table.  “With all the shit she must know.”

 

 

 

“I’m willing to hire you to be a part of my team,” Hawke says, “but you’ll have to be willing to work.”

 

 

 

“Work for … what?” I ask and he gives me a tight smile.

 

 

 

“If you joined our team, your life would change forever.  I’ll give you a rundown, and if you think you’re up for it … we’d love to have you.”

 

 

 

“Hear that?” Arsen smirks.  “We’d love to have you.

 

 

 

Blinking at the group of men in front of me, I have a bad, bad feeling about this.

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TitleFive Fathers
Series: N/A
Author: Kate Morgan
Genre: Adult | Contemporary | Romance | Reverse Harem
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 23 March 2018
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Pages: TBA
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#BlogTour: Cards from Khloe’s Flower Shop by Isabella Louise Anderson @ChickLitGoddess @NeverlandBT #Excerpt #Giveaway

Welcome to the blog tour for Cards from Khloe’s Flower Shop by Isabella Louise Anderson. Unfortunately, this is one of the tours which has fallen victim to my struggling with reading recently and so I haven’t been able to get a review written yet and I send huge apologies to both Isabella Louise Anderson and Jenny from Neverland Blog Tours. However, I do have an excerpt from the book to share with you today.

Description

As the owner of a successful florist shop, Khloe Harper trusts her instincts. She has a strong bond with her family and friends, but after being betrayed by her last love, she’s kept herself at arms’ length from romance. When dashing entertainment attorney Derek Thomas walks into her store, Khloe’s interest is piqued. What at first seems like a business relationship quickly turns into romance, and Derek slowly plucks away the petals she’s been hiding behind. Just as Khloe lets down her guard, she discovers that Derek may not be worthy of her love after all.

Frumpy Connie Albright has a faux fascination with an imaginary man named Walt, thinking that by sending herself flowers from him she’ll feel less out-of-place with the “mean girls” she works with. When she comes face to face with her possible prince charming and thinking she might have a happy ending, when a truth is revealed, she wonders if she’ll ever have a Cinderella story.

A recently widowed senior, Gabby Lewis, isn’t ready to give up on love—which means releasing herself from survivor’s guilt and taking a chance on finding happiness and companionship again. After signing up for an online dating site for senior citizens, much to her surprise, she’s matched with Harry, an energetic and loving man, who quickly eases himself into her heart. Will Gabby take the leap of falling in love again, knowing it’s possible to have two loves of her life?

As each woman’s story develops through flowers and cards sent from Khloe’s shop during the Fall months, they begin to learn that love can only truly blossom when you trust your heart.

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Excerpt

Connie Albright

 

 

Connie typed anxiously on her keyboard, looking up from her cubicle every few seconds, waiting for Sharon from Khloe’s Flower Shop to come through the glass entryway doors. She had checked her email first thing that morning, and like always, once a week, there was a confirmation about her order.

 

Dear Connie Albright,

 

Your order to CONNIE ALBRIGHT has been created by one of our team members and is on its way to the recipient.

 

If you have any questions, comments, or complaints, please call Khloe Harper at 1-800-555-1212.

As always, I wish you a bouquet of happiness!

Khloe Harper

 

Owner of Khloe’s Flower Shop

 

With a sigh, Connie looked back down at her keyboard and continued entering patients’ data into the Excel spreadsheet. Six years ago, to pay for her college education, she had started the medical data entry job, where she found mundane tasks enjoyable, and had been looking forward to making new friends. However, these days, she was now a college graduate with a degree in marketing who hated her job, finding it boring and repetitive, nor had she made friends with any of her co-workers. In fact, they barely noticed her.

 

Compared to the thin, sexy bombshells she worked with, Connie wasn’t anyone to be desired. She was tall, frumpy, wore glasses, and, thanks to a conversation she overheard, was known in the office as “the ugly girl who wore tacky sweaters.” With the exception of a few that her grandmother had sent her for her birthday, having crocheted each one, Connie didn’t think the sweaters were tacky.

So, after hearing enough of what was being said behind her back, and after complaining to her best friend—her diary—she came up with an idea to change things, and, so far, it seemed to have worked like magic.

 

“Connie!” Mia, the office receptionist, squealed. “They’re here!”

 

With a slight pause to get ready for the weekly act she performed, Connie popped up from her chair and watched Sharon approach. After signing her name to the page on the clipboard, she gave Sharon, the only other person besides Khloe who knew her secret, a quick nod.

 

Suddenly, Connie found herself in the center of a circle of women hovering over her desk, eagerly waiting for her to read the card that came with the bouquet.

 

“Well, what does it say?” asked a co-worker.

 

“Yeah, come on. Tell us,” begged another.

 

She took in the moment, wishing she had a real man who would say the things she had written to herself. “Your beauty captures me more each day, and my love for you grows each time I touch you. I’m looking forward to this weekend…in bed! Walt.

 

Holding the card close to her chest, Connie forced tears from her eyes, forcing herself to blush in front of her co-workers. “Oh, I love that man so very much.”

 

“Seriously, that has to be the most romantic thing I’ve ever heard,” Mia said, dramatizing her voice and placing her hands on her chest. “Oh, Connie, you’re so lucky to have a man like him.”

 

“Yeah, Con, that’s cute,” began Nicola, the bitchiest of them all. “But the last time I got flowers, just yesterday as a matter of fact, they certainly weren’t carnations,” she joked, motioning her hand like she was shooing the flowers away from her. All the co-workers joined in her laughter, and then shuffled back to their desks.

 

Connie looked at her flowers and smiled, her feathers not ruffled by Nicola’s comment. She felt accomplished and desired. For a few moments, she’d been the center of attention of a group of women who she knew despised her. Even back in high school, she had been a female nerd, which crossed her out from being friends with the beautiful and popular girls, and in college it was pretty much the same story. It’s not that she didn’t try to make an effort, because she did, but after failing time and time again, whether it be at orientation, working together in groups for school projects, or the few times Connie went to a pub near the university in hopes of meeting up with a few girls who she thought she could be friends with, it never worked. They either laughed in her face, said that the empty seat next to them was already taken (when it really wasn’t), or simply ignored her.

 

Though it was beginning to get expensive and difficult to keep the lies about Walt straight, Connie had no other choice but to continue the weekly charade.

 

It’s just the right thing to do!, she told herself, taking a seat in her chair before continuing to enter the endless data, while thinking of what Walt’s card would say the following week.

 

About Isabella Louise Anderson

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Isabella Louise grew up with a book in her hand, and to this day nothing has changed. Aside from writing, she focuses her time on featuring other authors on her blog, Chick Lit Goddess, along with sharing book reviews. Isabella Louise is also a member of the Romance Writers of America.

She lives in Dallas with her husband, enjoys spicy Indian and Mexican food, margaritas, and red and white wines. She loves spending time with family and friends, and cheering on the Texas Rangers. When Isabella Louise isn’t working on her next release, her attention is also on her Scentsy business, where she’s a consultant.

Website: http://www.isabellalouiseanderson.com/

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#BlogTour: Dark Wish by Yumoyori Wilson @XpressoTours #Excerpt

Welcome to the blog tour for Dark Wish by Yumoyori Wilson. I was so excited to take part on this tour, this book has been on my TBR for a while and it gave me an excuse to read and review it a bit sooner. Unfortunately my latest Bipolar flair up has really set back my reading and I just haven’t been able to get to it. I have to send massive apologies to Yumoyori as I was really wanting to get my teeth into this book. I will definitely be reviewing it as soon as the old mojo is back in play as normal.

For now, I have an excerpt from the novel which I guarantee will whet your appetite, there is a giveaway and if you want to follow the tour you can at Xpresso Book Tours. This is the first book in a new reverse harem series, you know how I love my reverse harem so I have no doubt it’s brilliant!

Description

What do you get when you add free and dumb? 
FREEDOM

My name is Makoto Heart and I’ve always wished for a chance at freedom. Every day, I prayed before the Starlight gods, asking for their divine assistance in accomplishing such a difficult task.

Being an experiment for as long as I can remember, my hopes of obtaining freedom have diminished, drastically. The disappointment haunted me, as myself and my spirits struggled to survive. I had no hope left, believing my final plea fell upon deaf ears, yet again.

But what happens when my prayers are finally answered? I’m thrust into fulfilling a destiny, with the help of six star knights. Suddenly, I am no longer experiment 555, but the stolen princess of Heila.

Freedom, how you have teased my troubled soul. May the Starlight gods guide me and my knights, on this path towards the unknown.

~In Stars We Trust~

Dark Wish is an extraordinary new paranormal reverse harem series. 
Recommended for 18+ audience, containing mature sexual content and strong language. 

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Excerpt

Why is it so cold or is his tingle inducing voice doing that?

 

 

“If you were wearing clothes, maybe you would feel, you know, less chilly?” Rose suggested, sounding uninterested in my current dilemma.

 

 

I panicked, glancing down to see myself wearing only a pink laced bra and matching panties. Karen had given me a spare set of clothes to change into that were more feminine, reassuring me I’d have more selection and school uniform by tomorrow.

 

 

I swear to starlight, I put something on before I slept…

 

 

“If you’re referring to the sheet that you grabbed off the side of the bed, wrapping yourself up like a caterpillar cocooning itself for hibernation, and face planting into the bed, then yes. You essentially put something on.” Lexi mused, enjoyment oozing off her usual mellow voice.

 

 

I groaned, putting my head into my hands. If I could die from embarrassment, this would be the moment. First night sleeping in a house filled with boys and I’d miraculously broke into one of the rooms, snuck myself into an occupied bed, and now was on full display like an underwear model.

 

 

Talk about first impressions.

About Yumoyori Wilson

Yumoyori Wilson - Author ImageYumoyori Wilson is from Toronto, Ontario. She loves to sleep and write her days away. She works at night as a registered nurse. She has a little addiction to bubble tea and coffee but loves to workout. She has big plans for the writing world and can’t wait to share them with everyone.

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TitleDark Wish
Series: Starlight Gods #1
Author: Yumoyori Wilson
Genre: Adult | Paranormal | Romance | Reverse Harem
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 8 September 2017
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Other Formats: eBook | Paperback
Pages: 422
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