Clues of the Heart by Maryann Jordan

 
 
 
 
 
Author – Maryann Jordan 
Book – Clues of the Heart 
Series  – Baytown Boys
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Military duty called them away to war zones, but after tours overseas, the group of friends found their way back home as men, seeking the peaceful little seaside town. Now, the band of brothers, together once more, work to provide a place for less fortunate veterans to call home.
 
Katelyn MacFarlane had loved…and lost, when her young fiancé was killed in action. Now, six years later, still at the same job in Baytown, she feels as though life is passing her by. 
 
Gareth Harrison, the town’s private investigator, has had his eye on the beautiful bartender since he moved to town, and offering her a job gives her the change she needs. Treading carefully, he wonders if Katelyn’s broken heart can learn to love again.
 
When a body is discovered on the local golf course, the missing persons case they’ve been working on suddenly takes a new turn. Racing to find clues to the killer, they also discover clues to their hearts.
 
****Due to scenes of an explicit sexual nature and language that some consider crude, please be warned – for 18+ only! If you do not like alphas with heart who fall instantly in love with strong female characters while dealing with real life issues…again be warned!!*****
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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As an Amazon Best Selling Author, I have always been an avid reader. I joke that I “cut my romance teeth” on the historical romance books. In 2013 I started a blog to showcase wonderful writers. In 2014, I finally gave in to the characters in my head pleading for their story to be told. Thus, Emma’s Home was created.
My first novel, Emma’s Home became an Amazon Best Seller in 3 categories within the first month of publishing. Its success was followed by the rest of the Fairfield Series and then led into the Love’s Series.  From there I have continued with the romantic suspense Alvarez Security Series and now the Saints Protection & Investigation Series, all bestsellers.
My books are filled with sweet romance and hot sex; mystery, suspense, real life characters and situations. My heroes are alphas, take charge men who love the strong, independent women they fall in love with.
I worked as a counselor in a high school and have been involved in education for the past 30 years.  I recently retired and now can spend more time devoted to my writing.
I have been married to a wonderfully patient man for 34 years and have 2 adult, very supportive daughters.
When writing, my dog or one of my cats will usually be found in my lap!
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Becoming His by Ellie Masters

 

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Becoming His – The Collective-Season one

Episode Eight

by Ellie Masters

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BECOMING HIS

Deliciously Dark and Daring…

County Coroner, Sally Levenson, hasn’t dated since the death of her husband five years ago. Intelligent but shy, she’s hidden herself from the world. Her days are a never-ending cycle of eat, work, sleep, and repeat, and she’s suffocating in the monotony of her life. That is, until she met Derek Lemark, a man whose money makes money, and who controls every aspect of his life.

Derek finds Sally captivating, intelligent, but shy. He opens doors to new possibilities and forbidden desires, but what he offers comes with a price. He’s given Sally a choice. Green opens doors to hidden desires, while Red ends everything.

Red or Green?

Continue Derek and Sally’s journey into the world of BDSM and powerplay! Where delicious and dark becomes sinful and sensuous.

 

Season 1:

We’ve set the stage, created the characters, and fashioned a world full of twists and turns. Now it’s your turn to sit back and immerse yourself in this incredible series. Each episode weaves the characters and storylines of ten standalone novels together to give you an epic crossover series. We’ve left you breadcrumbs, tidbits of information intertwined throughout our stories. Can you find them? Can you collect the clues we’ve left and become part of The Collective and solve the case?

No one is safe as a killer goes on a killing spree. Will The Collective stop him in time? Will you? Featured authors in order of appearance- Riley Edwards, Erin Trejo, Ellie Masters, Elias Raven, Chris Genovese, and Carver Pike

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What are readers saying?

“The chemistry between Sally and Derek is electrifying!!” ~ Goodreads Reviewer

“This book is great. It kept me captivated from the beginning to the end, leaving me breathless. The story was a complete emotional rollercoaster with all the feels. Oh, and there was some hot sex scenes that will have your heart beating faster too. Believe me, this is one book you do not want to miss. Read it and find out what happens. ” ~ Goodreads Reviewer

 

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ELLIE MASTERS is a multi-genre author, writing the stories she loves to read. These are dark erotic tales. Or maybe sweet contemporary stories. How about a romantic thriller to whet your appetite? Ellie writes it all. Want to read passionate poems and sensual secrets? She does that too. Dip into the eclectic mind of Ellie Masters, spend time exploring the sensual realm where she breathes life into her characters and brings them from her mind to the page and into the heart of her readers every day.

When not writing, Ellie can be found outside, where her passion for all things outdoor reigns supreme: ATV-ing, scuba diving, hiking, and breathing fresh air are top on her list. Ellie’s favorite way to spend an evening is curled up on a couch, laptop in place, watching a fire, drinking a good wine, and bringing forth all the characters from her Mind-to-the-Page and eventually into the hearts of her readers.

 

☆¸.•*¨*★☆Welcome to The Collective ☆¸.•*¨*★☆

Riley Edwards, Erin Trejo, Ellie Masters, Elias Raven, Chris Genovese, Carver Pike

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“This crossover series is a huge win for all the authors involved. Don’t miss any of the releases. Each book will pull you in, leave you wanting more while you teeter on the edge of your seat with suspense.” AmazonReviewer

*Release Schedule and Series order

Pre orders available now

 

Riley Edwards – Unbroken (part one)

Erin Trejo – Iron Claw MC  –

Ellie Masters – Learning to Breathe

Elias Raven – Shadow & Flame  –

Chris Genovese – Quills and Daggers

Riley Edwards –  Unbroken (part two)

Erin Trejo –Iron Claw MC (part two)

Ellie Masters –Becoming His

Elias Raven -TBA- 7.25.17 – Pre order coming soon

Carver Pike – TBA – 8.1.17 – Pre order coming soon

 

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Sheila Carter returns to B&B

The Bold and the Beautiful viewers were in for a shock on Friday’s show, which saw the return of Sheila Carter.

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As all soap fans know, Sheila Carter is one of the most popular villains in daytime history. She first made her debut on The Young and the Restless before going to its sister soap The Bold and the Beautiful.

Sheila’s reappearance on The Bold and the Beautiful is a breath of fresh air for the show, which recently had gotten stale. With the new Spectra gang and the Katie/Ridge/Quinn storyline, fans were getting fed up with the show’s writing.

Yet, B&B gave fans something to talk about by bringing back one of its core characters.

As a B&B fan, I’m excited about Shelia Carter’s return. She’s the main reason I started watching the show and got hooked on soaps. I didn’t know what it was about Shelia, but I was drawn to her character. I couldn’t understand why The Forresters were harsh on her, but then again at 9 years-old I wasn’t familiar with her history. But a refresher course from my mom and some research later on, made me realize why other character didn’t like Sheila.

Even though she was a villain and did horrible things, Sheila was my favorite character. She’s one of those characters that you can dislike, yet also like. Despite Sheila’s evil misdeeds, she’s tried to change, yet it always seems like she goes back to her old ways. And I believe that’s one of the reasons fans connect with Sheila. You don’t know what will happen with her. We never know what’s going to happen with Sheila. Sure, she’s always going to be portrayed as a villain, yet there’s a part of you that thinks maybe she really will change. She keeps you engaged with her actions.

I followed her journey from B&B to Y&R, and now back to B&B again. Like all B&B fans, I’m curious to see how Sheila’s return impacts The Forresters. There’s no official word on how long she’ll stay on the show, but there’s one guarantee.

There will be plenty of excitement with Sheila Carter back on the show.

New Release: Julian by Faith Gibson

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JULIAN
THE STONE SOCIETY – BOOK 9
FAITH GIBSON
 
He knew right where she was.
He thought he was keeping her safe . . .
Until the US Government took his mate.
Julian Stone, computer genius for the Stone Society, has spent the last few months helping his fellow Gargoyles rescue their mates while keeping hackers at bay. Now, Julian must save his own mate from the hands of the US Government.
Katherine Fox has been imprisoned for crimes she didn’t commit and is confined to the FBI’s SuperMax facility among the worst criminals known to man and Gargoyle. Julian is left with no choice but to break Kat out of prison.
Even as war looms for the Stone Society, the Clan steps up to help Julian rescue Katherine. They vow to protect her with their lives. It will be up to Julian to find the evidence to clear her name.
 
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Retrouvailles by Bill Chastain

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY TO
RETROUVAILLES!
 
Retrouvailles
A Romance Novel
Release Date: June 5, 2017
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Keywords: Contemporary, Romance Women’s Fiction
 
Alex Overstreet is exceptional.
 
Mature beyond his years, he understands the value of education and where having one can take him. Adverse circumstances are no match for the “anything is possible” residing in his soul, a place where self-pity need not enter. His future is mapped in his mind. Staying the course will bring a worthwhile end game.
 
Enter India Blue Kirkland.
 
The most popular girl in school is the unknown Alex failed to factor into his carefully calculated life plans. She is everything he is not—outgoing and popular. A chance encounter with her sets into place a life-long love affair.
 
Together they find a passion and embrace the best of their different worlds while exploring the wonder of love.  Both are more than ready for a future together. But Alex’s family situation looms in the background, and eventually catches up to him, forcing him to make sacrifices that change the course of his relationship with India.  Though driven apart, their love never wavers.
 
Years later, Alex is successful on a large scale professionally, yet emptiness clings to him like free-floating lint to a dark suit. India should have been a part of it all.  He’s never moved on from her. She is the love of his life.  Meanwhile, India is trapped in a marriage and longs for what she had with Alex.  One glance of Alex at her father’s funeral sparks a romance that never died.
Retrouvailles validates the compelling power of first love and how the snapshots of moments together matter most. Those snapshots representing sweet moments in time can be more compelling than a lifetime spent together.
 
 
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Alex sipped a Presidente while sitting on the deck outside “The Parched Pelican.”
 
Indian Rocks Beach had fancier places than the open-air tavern facing the Gulf of Mexico. Alex just preferred the dive with the dowdy name. The hand-painted sign showing a cartoon pelican with muscles and tattoos cracked him up—Florida tacky at its finest. Plus, no steel drum bands, no Tiki torches and, best of all, few patrons at that time of day. You could drink a cold beer and just be. Alex preferred to blend in with the scenery, be invisible, thus, serenity.
 
A salty breeze grazed his face and the rhythm of the gentle surf performed the duty of a fairy-tale sandman, making heavy his eyelids. Giving in to such an urge would be his normal inclination. Take a few steps down to the beach, stretch out in the sand underneath the azure sky, and suddenly he’d be blowing Z’s like Dagwood Bumstead.
 
Not today.
 
Beads of sweat formed on his upper lip while his thumb picked off the label from the bottle of Dominican beer. He stared at the naked green bottle, hoping a state of nothingness would come to him. If he studied the inanimate object long enough he might forget the troublesome reality weighing heavy on his mind.
 
Maybe they’d waltz around the subject of her pending doom, tiptoeing like one of those Russian gymnasts on the balance beam, tension…tension…tension, but cool. Dying was an extremely personal matter and something she might not want to share with him. If she did, he couldn’t show pity and pity was hard to disguise. The slightest sign of it would piss her off. Taking a direct approach suited India.
 
Alex undid the top buttons of the light cotton shirt he wore loose at the waist and ordered another Presidente. Several months had passed since he awoke wearing socks and a monster hangover, unable to remember where he’d parked the car. The moment frightened him into an abstinence pledge.
 
Feeling too good for too long had brought him to the conclusion that his initial solution felt too much like Alcoholics Anonymous. He rationalized the step lacking from the guiding twelve steps was moderation; and all that guilt if you fell off the wagon for a couple of drinks. Besides, he enjoyed alcohol too much to quit. Common sense told him that all the alcohol in the world would not change his life. Thus, hoping to avoid self-destruction, he imposed a three-beer limit, installed like a father does a governor to his son’s go-cart to prevent him from driving too fast.
 
Alex’s eyes closed and he rocked back in his chair, evoking a sad moan from the deck constructed of rough-hewn two-by-fours. Balancing his body with one leg resting on an adjacent chair, he heard steps approach. A cold palm touched his face, then two moist lips met his for a lingering moment.



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Bill Chastain is a sports journalist who is the author of two previous novels, PEACHTREE CORVETTE CLUB and THE STREAK. He also has penned non-fiction sports titles including THE STEVE SPURRIER STORY: FROM HEISMAN TO HEAD BALL COACH; PAYNE AT PINEHURST: THE GREATEST U.S. OPEN EVER; HACK’S 191: HACK WILSON AND HIS INCREDIBLE 1930 SEASON; SEPTEMBER NIGHTS: HUNTING THE BEASTS OF THE AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST; and JACKRABBIT: THE STORY OF CLINT CASTLEBERRY AND THE IMPROBABLE 1942 GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL TEAM.
 
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Vampire Queen by Eileen Sheehan

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Vampire Queen by Eileen Sheehan! From May 22nd-June4th follow the hashtag #VampireQueen on Twitter for exclusive content from the book including excerpts, teasers, reviews and more. This book releases on the 24th but you can pre-order it from your favorite retailer now!

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Picking up where Book 1 “Vampire Witch” left off, Casey looks forward to settling into Verso while she enjoys being a new mother, gets accustomed to being a vampire, and continues with her magic tutoring. Unfortunately, her bliss is short lived when threat of war from the New World Order requires she assume her role as queen of Vampire Land. With the help of two vampire brothers -who are both vying for her love, Geo and Luthias, she uncovers lies, deceit, and escapes attempts on her life while she struggles to secure a legacy for her son.

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For an up and coming witch, Casey Merker, escaping from her wicked mutant-vampire mother and even more wicked newly wedded vampire prince could never have been accomplished without the aid of two centuries old vampire brothers, Geo and Luthias. Amid the running, fighting and avoiding of the dangers and drama that arose during her escape, the brothers each declared his love for Casey. Now Casey must choose. The problem is…. she loves them both!

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About Eileen Sheehan:

Curl up with your e-reader or paperback and lose yourself in Eileen Sheehan’s exciting paranormal/fantasy world of magic, time travel, vampires, shape shifters, werewolves, and more! You’ll grab the edge of your seat, befriend -and maybe fall in love with- her heros and heroines and have a laugh or two as you enjoy her fast paced novels for readers of most ages.

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Finding Fulfillment by Lynn Burke

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY TO
FINDING FULFILLMENT!
 
Finding Fulfillment
Found by Fate 3
Erotic Romance
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: May 22, 2017
 
Keywords: Erotic, Romance, BDSM, Novella, Series, Bondage
 
Jade Matthews may be young, but she knows what she wants in a man–someone mature and kinky, a man who shares her deepest desires to have her pregnant and barefoot in the kitchen and submissively compliant in the bedroom.
Archer Brennan aches to unleash his dark side on the too-young grocery bagger, with her pert pony tail and glossy lips that makes him yearn for a taste. With an ex-wife and a messy divorce threatening to destroy his pursuit of happiness, he binds himself to one rule — hands-off Jade’s tight body until his divorce settlement is final.
A submissive must obey her Dom, but some rules were meant to be broken, and when one misstep threatens the dominant lawyer’s life, will Jade defy Archer’s hands-off decree or lose the only man capable of fulfilling all of her dreams?
 
 
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I jerked off after my late lunch, thinking I’d be more relaxed and in control once Jade arrived for my…little test. No such damn luck. Nancy rang to let me know Jade had arrived and I instantly went hard. I wanted to tell Nancy to just send her on in, but the gentleman in me wouldn’t allow such an action, hard-on or not.



Standing, I buttoned my suit coat to hide the bulge in my pants and headed for the office door. When I pulled it open, our gazes collided and my attention slid down her neck to where her pulse thrummed. Satisfaction coursed through me.


 

“Jade,” I smiled, knowing the lust simmering inside of me shone in my eyes. “Come on in.” I stepped back, gesturing her past me and breathing in the scent of snickerdoodles. My hand moved without thought to rest on her lower back as she walked into my office. Her breath caught, and a quick glance up into my face had me jerking my hand away.


Fuck. Can’t touch.


I cleared my throat and shut the door behind her. “You look amazing.”


Pink tinged her cheeks. “Thank you.”


“Why don’t you have a seat on the couch today?” I motioned toward the loveseat beneath my office’s lone window with its upward slanting blinds for privacy.


I sat in my office chair but swiveled to my right to face her.


Jade perched on the couch’s edge, knees together and hands folded on her lap.


I took my time drinking in the sight of her—barely there makeup, hair caressing her shoulders, naked lips, and that dress.


Goddamn, she’d never looked better. The color of her name, the dress wrapped snug around her, the cleavage of her pert breasts barely concealed by the deep V-neck. Stiff nipples, bare legs, and strappy tan heels…and if she followed my thoughts for our meeting, no panties.


My cock strained, hands shook.


Get a grip, man. You’re thirty-five years old, for Christ’s sake, not some teenage jerkoff who can’t control his shit.


“How am I supposed to keep my hands off you?” I murmured, tearing my attention from the darkness between her legs.


Her blush deepened as she shrugged.


I forced myself to settle in my chair. “Sit back, darling. Relax.”


She eased backward into the couch, but tension hitched her shoulders high.


I wanted the test I had in mind to reveal what I hoped it would, but being strung tight would hinder her response to me. “How was your week?”


“Long and boring, same as last week.” She sucked in her lower lip and released it, sending another jolt of lust straight to my cock. “I’ll admit, my nervousness over today probably made it worse.”


“What are you nervous about?”


“The meaning of your note. Your plan.” Her voice escaped as a whisper, and she swallowed. “Wondering if you’ll finally touch me beyond a mere brush of fingers.”


My hand flexed at the thought as my heart picked up pace. “More than anything, I want that exact thing.”


We stared at each other for a few long seconds, the sexual tension thick between us.


I needed to wait until Nancy left. “All in good time,” I finally said, needing to clear my throat. “For now, talk to me. Tell me about your hobbies. What you like to do for fun.”


Jade heaved a deep breath, her breasts rising and drawing my focus downward. Pebbled and begging for my teeth, her nipples pressed tight against the green material covering them.


“Talk to me, Jade,” I encouraged, returning my gaze to her face with a slight smirk which she returned.
A half hour flew by as we chatted, and the inner office ring of my phone startled me. I picked up. “Yes, Nancy?”


“If you don’t mind, I’m going to head out early for the day.”


“That’s fine. I’ll finish up with Miss Matthews here in a few minutes. Would you mind locking the front door on your way out?” I asked as always whenever she left before me.


She agreed and I hung up, turning back to Jade. Her brow furrowed, she played with the ties of her wrap dress.


“Jade.” She glanced up. “Close your eyes for me.”


She obeyed without hesitation, her brow smoothing, and my chest swelled with the trust she showed me.


“I’m going to tell you a story, and I want you to imagine it in your mind. Can you do that for me?”


Her plump lower lip disappeared inside her mouth again as she nodded.


The sound of the front door closing filtered through the blood rushing between my ears.


Time to play.
 

 

 
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
 

Lynn Burke is a full time mother, voracious gardener, and scribbler of spicy romance stories. A country bumpkin turned Bay Stater, she enjoys her chowdah and Dunkin Donuts when not trying to escape the reality of city life.


 

 

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