Risking It All


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by Joyce d’Mot

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The
last three years of Kenya Davis’s love life were rife with false starts
and heartaches in her pursuit to get back her ex-boyfriend, Dave. The
one bright spot she clung to was her job as a health scientist with CDC.
When she received a promotion that placed her in the field, Kenya saw
it as the distraction she desperately needed.
 
Simon
Washington lived a charmed life before his world came crashing down
around him. One fateful night full of confusion and heartache, he found
himself accused of domestic violence and the attempted murder of a
police officer. The once – affluent businessman was now on the run from
the law, leaving behind his wife, a thriving business, and his social
status.
 
Kenya’s
new position took her under the interstate bridge to the homeless, but
among the poor and hungry, she discovered Simon. Their worlds collided
in an unexpected mash-up of uncertainty and desire. 
 
Kenya
wanted to comfort him, despite the warning bells going off in her head.
Was he the dangerous criminal the news described him as or the same guy
she knew from college? Should she trust the man who fell into her world
and crowded everything else out?
 
Simon
felt drawn to the courageous, kindhearted spirit who refused to protect
herself from his drama and accept that her trust in him put her in
danger. He had to push her away, but the sweetness of her presence was
hard to give up when he needed it so much.
 
Risking It All
follows Kenya and Simon as they walk through a minefield of emotions
and close calls to find and maintain their freedom and maybe even love –
with or without each other.
 
 
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About the Author
 
Joyce
d’Mot resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and three children.
She serves as president of the Women’s National Book Association,
Atlanta Chapter. Joyce was born in the United States Virgin Islands and
is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University.
 
Joyce
loves languages and to the chagrin of her children, recently fell in
love with rap music. Travel, reading and fine dining rounds out her
interests. As a hospice administrator whose days tend to be defined by
death and dying, writing has become her escape. She loves life,
friendship and is a romantic at heart.
 
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Sexuality and its Impact on History

SEXUALITY AND ITS IMPACT ON HISTORY

The British Stripped Bare

by Hunter S. Jones

 

Genre: History/UK/Women & Gender/Sexuality

Learn of the scandals and romance that shaped Great Britain. This provocative collection of essays depicts the cultural and societal kinks of the British, from the Anglo-Saxons, Medieval, Tudor, Regency, and Victorian eras.

Discover the ménage that changed the course of the Anglo-Saxon throne, go undercover to explore Courtly Love, learn about the business of Tudor and Regency marriages. Read of a possible dalliance involving Queen Anne Boleyn, and the controversial marriages of Mary, Queen of Scots. Peek into the bedrooms of Victorian prostitutes.

Each story provides shocking detail about what was at the heart of romance throughout British history.

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Would you swig a magic potion or plot to kill your husband in order to marry your lover? These are just two of the many romantic and sexual customs from British history that you will explore as seven authors take us through the centuries, revealing that truth is stranger than fiction when it comes to love. From bizarre trivia about courtly love, to techniques and prostitution, you’ll encounter memorable nuggets of provocative information that you’ll want to share.

It’s all here: ménage a trois, chastity belts, Tudor fallacies, royal love and infidelity, marriage contracts (which were more like business arrangements), brothels, kept women, and whorehouses. Take a peek at what really happened between the sheets. Each story provides you with shocking detail about what was at the heart of romance throughout British history.

Sexuality and Its Impact on History: The British Stripped Barechronicles the pleasures and perils of the flesh, sharing secrets from the days of the Anglo-Saxons, medieval courtly love traditions, diabolical Tudor escapades—including those of Anne Boleyn and Mary Queen of Scots—the Regency, and down to the ‘prudish’ Victorian Era. This scholarly yet accessible study brings to light the myriad varieties of British sexual mores.

Chapter 1

Godiva: Lady, Legend, Legacy

Emma Haddon-Wright

Chapter 2

Rioting in the Harlot’s Embrace: Matrimony & Sanctimony in Anglo-Saxon England

Annie Whitehead

Chapter 3

The Art of Courtly Love: The Ideal and Practice of Love in the Middle Ages

Jessica Cale

Chapter 4

The Tudor Marriage Game

MaryAnne Coleman

Chapter 5

These Bloody Days: The Relationship between Anne Boleyn & Thomas Wyatt

Judith Arnopp

Chapter 6

The Marriages of Mary Queen of Scots

Gayle Hulme

Chapter 7

Succession, Confusion and Ramifications: Who Should Wear the Crown?

Dr. Beth Lynne

Chapter 8

Lips of Flame & Heart of Stone

The Impact of Prostitution in Victorian Britain and its Global Influence

Hunter S. Jones

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Hunter S, Jones is passionate about the history of romance, science and music, a.k.a. sex, drugs and rock & roll. She has a popular history blog, and is a historian for Past Preservers Casting. When she isn’t writing, talking or tweeting about kings, queens and rock stars, she’s living the dream in Atlanta, Georgia with her Scottish born husband.

Look for her first collection of historical essays, Sexuality and Its Impact on History: The British Stripped Bare, available early 2018 from Pen and Sword Books. She is delighted to work with the talented team of Emma Haddon-Wright, Annie Whitehead, Jessica Cale, Maryanne Coleman, Judith Arnopp, Gayle Hulme, and Dr. Beth Lynne.

Resurrection Of Griffin

Blurb

His wife was dead. The cerebral hemorrhage which finally claimed her after a terrible car accident had left him alone and feeling much older than his years. He’d married young and half his life had been spent as a provider, a faithful husband and the father of two grown children. He felt he was far closer now at forty-four to his end, than to his beginning. He’d stopped living. His lawn untended, food of no importance, business in the dumps…only his dog, his constant companion, claimed his attention.

A walk in the park, his first in a month, finally got him out of his house. Kody, his bright white furry beast, always the most magnificent creature in the park, drew her to him. She did not see the pain or the suffering, the self-doubt and the resignation to a future alone. All she could see was the devilishly handsome guy…kind, gentle, cultured and intelligent. A man in need and yet a man who could give so much to those around him. It may have been his chick-magnet dog that brought her to him, but now it would be up to her to gain his attention and admiration before wrapping herself around him and never letting go.

He too, was stricken. How beautiful in face and figure she was…how kind and attentive. But while grateful to be brought back amongst the living, to feel masculine and drawn to her mystery, she was no more than a teen and a casual encounter in the park would be the limit of their meeting.

Sexy, funny, authentic and charming, this story takes the reader from Montclair, New Jersey to Amsterdam and Rome where a young woman and an older man overcome bereavement and find completion in one another.

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“Another hit by Becca Branch! A well crafted and entertaining life story which I did not wish to end. When you have dried your tears of happiness, then read her other books if you haven’t already had the pleasure.”

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Rebecca Branch lives in New York and is the mother of two daughters.

Professionally, she is an architect, but she trained in Art History and Archaeology in her youth at UC Berkeley for her undergraduate degree and Columbia University for her Ph.D.

Although she modeled occasionally for Donna Karan and Calvin Klein while in college and up into her early thirties, her first professional job out of school was as an assistant to the curator of Greco-Roman Art at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

She lectures on the architecture and town planning of the Roman Empire and practices interior design and architecture at an international firm based in New York City.

 

 

Watching Mine

Watching Mine is NOW LIVE!!!

My name is Nathan Reines… and I’m a voyeur.

Yes, I like to watch people have sex.

Witnessing the desire on their faces as they writhe in ecstasy makes my blood hotter than the hottest flame. There’s nothing more erotic than seeing their bodies tighten and tremble as they balance on the edge of ecstasy. It makes my dick as hard as fucking steel.
I’ve never been tempted to have a lasting relationship with a woman—why get involved when watching from the sidelines is so fucking hot? But from the first time I watched the woman in the apartment across from mine, I knew she was different. She teases me with her soft touches and gentle caresses. She tempts me with her silent moans and sexy whimpers. She excites me, and makes me want more than I ever have before.

For two years, I refused to give in to my curiosity. That is, until fate took things in her own twisted hands. Now that I know what it’s like to experience Emberleigh in the flesh, there’s no damn way I could ever go back to simply watching.

Although this is book 3 in The Consumed Series, Watching Mine may be read and enjoyed as a STANDALONE.

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Broken Arrow, A Bad Idea Prequel by Nicole French

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Synopsis:
Two years I’ve been gone. Two years locked in a juvenile detention facility for a crime that took seconds to commit, losing my sense of self and direction. Two years since I’ve seen my family and friends, since I’ve seen New York City and all its chaos.
Two years have passed, but some things are still the same. There are still five of us crammed in a one-bedroom apartment in Hell’s Kitchen––six when my mother’s boyfriend decides that he and his fists should stay the night. There are still four kids here who never have enough to eat and wannabe thugs lurking the neighborhood, trying to pull me back to a life of trouble.
But now I’m a little older. A little wiser. A little bigger. A little stronger. And if I can focus on the future instead of the past, maybe I can make things a little better.
Two years I’ve been gone. But now I’m back. It’s time to check my bearings and find the right path.


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Bad Idea blurb:
From the second she saw him, Layla Barros knew Nico Soltero was all wrong. Wrong age. Wrong education. Wrong job. Wrong everything. She had a hard enough time convincing her parents that New York really is the right place for their nineteen-year-old daughter without telling them she’s got a thing for the FedEx guy at her new part-time job. Too bad the second she saw him, Layla Barros no longer cared about right and wrong.
Raised with three siblings in Hell’s Kitchen by a single-mom, half-Puerto Rican Nico Soltero is a quintessential New York mutt who’s always had to shoulder the burdens of his family. Burdens which have cost him almost all of his dreams, like going to college or becoming an FDNY firefighter. Now, at twenty-six, he’s finally getting the chance to leave the place that’s always felt more like a dead weight than the center of the universe. Too bad the city of his birth has one last hard knock to deal: the girl of his dreams, sitting right in the middle of his delivery route, three months before his plane is supposed to take off.

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Nicole French is a East Coast/West Coast hybrid creature, Springsteen fanatic, hopeless romantic, and total bookworm. When not writing fiction or teaching writing classes, she is hanging out with her family, playing soccer with the rest of the thirty-plus crowd in Seattle, or going on dates with her husband. In her spare time, she likes to go running with her dog, Greta, or practice the piano, but never seems to do either one of these things as much as she should.

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Blood Courtesans

Title: Blood Courtesans Box Set
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Blurb:
Indulge in a darkly decadent and sinfully sensual world. A world where vampires are real, rich and hungry, a world where Blood Courtesans satisfy all their needs. Come, let fangs slip into your throat and awaken you to a whole new life. A boxed set of BRAND NEW stories in this popular series.

Warning: This isn’t your momma’s vampire romance. It’s not Twilight or the Shade, either. It’s Blood Courtesans: Luxury, fast cars, adventure, whirlwind romance and cold, hard fangs.

List of Books with Story Blurbs:
Revealed: Violet by Michelle Fox: My target is a vampire with a name fit for a Greek god–Zopyros Persopoulos—and he has the good looks to match. More importantly, he runs Datagenex, and it’s his DNA database that will reveal why my blood kills vampires. I just need to get him alone and hack Datagenex’s servers without falling into that smoldering gaze of his that makes me feel like I’m on fire. Posing as a blood courtesan is the perfect cover…right up until everything goes wrong.
Exposed: Zoe by Gwen Knight—My sister used to be a blood courtesan. Until they stuffed her full of drugs, drained her dry, and left her for dead. Asher promises he can help me bring justice to those responsible, but in exchange, I need to become his courtesan.
Compelled: Cerise by Rebecca Rivard—I’m the perfect assassin–pretty, professional, emotionless–but I want out. Just as I make plans to disappear, I’m forced to take one more job–go undercover as a blood courtesan and kill a gorgeous blond vampire. But it’s a set up, and the only way out is to join forces with my target to find the real villain. The last thing I expect is to fall in love…
Eternity: Abigail by Tami Lund—When I was a blood courtesan, I fell for my vampire lover. He set me free and swore he’d stay away forever, because vampires and humans aren’t meant to be together. But now I’m in trouble, and he’s the only one who can save me.
Condemned: Bonnie by Julia Mills—It’s now or never – my brother is sentenced to hang for a crime he didn’t commit and it’s up to me to save him. My only hope is renowned attorney, Remy Newman and his price is nonnegotiable -my body and my blood. This is about survival, love or happily ever after or a white picket fence…or is it?
Sacrifice: Olivia by Kristen Strassel—The vampire clan turned me to save me from their enemy. But I’m not automatically a part of the coven–first, I must prove myself as a blood courtesan. I’m assigned to sexy Pierce, who never bought me at auction, but I’ll win the ancient vampire’s heart with the thing that speaks to him–blood.
Emboldened: Victoria by Ever Coming—Jasper came roaring into my life almost two decades ago when he rescued me from certain death. Now it’s my turn to save the sexy vampire. Only problem is, he doesn’t want my help.
Undone: Missie by Skye Jones— I hate rich people and vampires, so when I meet a drop dead handsome man that is both, I want to despise him. But I need his help and put my principals to one side. What starts out as a way of securing my freedom becomes so much more, and soon I’m in too deep mind, body, and soul.
Concealed: Lexi by Rosalie Redd—I must become a blood courtesan to pay for my life-saving treatments, and my first client is a vampire other courtesans fear. Gavin Morris’s voice is sexy as sin, his touch smooth as silk, and his scent mouth-watering. All are enough to die for. I just hope that isn’t my fate, literally.
Refrain: Neriza by Susan Griscom—One fateful night changed my life forever, leaving me parentless, penniless, and caring for my ailing sister. Luckily, I have something to barter with that not many people do, and the blood courtesans are very interested in me. My first client turns out to be the man of my dreams, the sexy-as-sin vampire rock star I’ve lusted after since I was a teen, but he wants nothing to do with me or what I have to offer–and making him accept me may be the only way for me to stay alive.

 

Relic: Cyra by TL Reeve—I never thought I would need a vampire. But, after my mom steals a priceless artifact from the New Orleans Coven, I become a pawn in their dirty game. In order to survive, I have to do the one thing I promised myself I’d never do.


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EXCERPT  by Susan Griscom
“You’re quite beautiful.”
I glanced down at the light golden carpet my toes dug into, the fire in my cheeks burning as if the sun scorched my face. No one had ever said that to me before. I’d dated a couple of guys over the years, but nothing ever came of them. They hadn’t exactly been what one would consider ideal boyfriend material. One left the day after our first date to join the Army and the other, well, I just never heard from him again after that first date.
“That embarrasses you?”
I nodded.
“No reason to be embarrassed.” He grabbed my hand and led me over to the bed. “Sit down.”
I did as he requested and he sat next to me. This was so strange. Was he just going to bite me and drink my blood without any sort of getting to know me? Things were happening too fast, but there was nothing I could do about it. Per our contract I was obligated to do whatever he wanted me to do.
“Forgive me if this all seems rushed. I don’t have time for formalities tonight. I haven’t fed in over a week and I have a lot of work to do.” He nuzzled his face into the crook of my neck right where I knew my vein throbbed, thanks to my nerves. But he didn’t bite me.
“You smell divine. Like blackberries infused with a dark, red cabernet.”
I’d never been compared to a wine before. I let out a nervous giggle and braced myself for the sting his fangs would surely make, though I had no idea if it would hurt or not.
Instead of biting me, he curled his finger under my chin and turned my face toward his. His lips were thick and invitingly smooth and so close. He ran his tongue over them and then surprised me by skimming his lips over mine. With our gazes locked, he pressed his mouth to mine again, slanting his head and slipping his tongue through my slightly parted lips.
Shoving his hands into my hair, he clutched my head, holding me still while his tongue swept around my mouth, dancing with my own, dominating me, heating my blood, making me desperate for what I only vaguely understood.
I’d been kissed before, but never like this, not the way his tongue stroked mine as if he needed me, as if he couldn’t get enough. He tasted of cinnamon and red wine. The lust inside me boiled hot, thick and intoxicating. My body temperature rose and I was pretty sure I might combust at any minute. My thighs clenched as he made some sort of sexy growling noise. My arms rose up his back and my fingernails raked back down his naked flesh, skimming over the firm and smooth texture.
I forgot about worrying that I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t need to know, everything came as a natural and urgent need. I wanted to be touched everywhere by this man and when his firm warm hand slipped inside the neckline of my dress and cupped my breast, I arched into it. My breath hitched when his fingers squeezed my nipple. Arousal prickled my skin and a slow, hot tingle spurred between my legs.
I wanted to be devoured by him.
Lyric Rivers was everything I’d ever imagined him to be. A heated throb gathered between my thighs. When his other hand slipped up my thigh and squeezed my ass I held my breath. No, I actually couldn’t breathe. I wasn’t wearing panties and now he knew it.
Then, almost as quickly as he started kissing me, he stopped. So abruptly I teetered backwards and had to catch myself with my hands on his shoulders as he stared into my eyes. Was he about to compel me? I didn’t need to be compelled. I wanted him all on my own.