Her Lie, His Truth

HER LIE, HIS TRUTH

by Monika Summerville

 

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Thriller

Seven years ago, as a parishioner of The Sanctuary of the Prophet, Kara King was asked by the administrators to help set up a journalist who’d been writing slanderous articles about their organization. They told her that the man had drug problems and abused women. At the age of twenty, Kara agreed to assist.

Seven years later she sees Jim Hollis, again. He just got out of prison for a rape and beating he didn’t commit. All he wants is the truth and will pull out all the stops to get it. Even lie to Kara.

With his brother’s help, Jim kidnaps Kara and begins trying to convince her that The Sanctuary has lied to her. Their Prophet is dead and they used her as a puppet.

Kara comes around and tells Jim everything that happened seven years ago. She also knows the administrators kept a file about what went on and if she can get that it would clear Jim’s name and overturn his conviction.

Will Jim be able to get Kara to tell the truth or will the lies mess up any chance for them at life?

“I know you lied.”

Kara heard a male voice behind her and turned. He stood only a foot away from her, but she’d know him anywhere. His face looked different now that he wore a beard, but she still recognized him.

Moving her chin up, she felt a frown on her lips. “I’m sorry, can I help you?”

The dark haired, blue-eyed man stared at her. “Come now, Kara. Let’s not play games.”

“Do I know you?”

“Only in the Biblical way. Your hair color is different, but I know it’s you because your green eyes haven’t changed. I spent seven years in prison because of you.”

She took a step back from the man. “I’m sorry, but I don’t know you.”

“You were a liar then and you’re still lying now. We can’t change what happened seven years ago, but I can get you to tell the truth now.”

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Monika Summerville is an avid reader, loves good tense movies, and works hard on her writing. She lives in Western Washington State with her four cats, Agamemnon, Tazmania, Jasper and Jericho.

She has written The Risky Dance series – A Risky Dance, A Lost Dance, and A Flame Dance and Midnight Weary for Siren BookStrand.

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Shadow Game

SHADOW GAME

by Kay Maree

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Have you ever been scared of your own Shadow?

A broken relationship.

A past best forgotten.

A chance meeting.

Who is threatening her? What do they want with her?

Can the tall, dark and sexy Detective save her from her Shadows, or will they both be caught up in her nightmare?

Leia

“Hello?” I hold the phone to my ear with a shoulder while I sit on the edge of my bed trying to pull on a pair of black jeans. Cursing myself for buying the tightest fucken jeans ever made, grrr.

“Leia”

“Oh, hi Ryan.” I’m breathless, thanks to the wrestling match with my pants, and a little confused as to why he’s ringing me. I glance at the clock on my nightstand wondering if I’m running late for our date.

“Leia, we need to talk.”

Fuck, that doesn’t sound good. I stop struggling with my jeans, reach up and grab my phone. I inhale and exhale slowly, wondering where this conversation is going. But, in all honesty, I knew it was coming.

“What’s up?” I hope my voice sounds void of any, and all, emotion.

He chuckles nervously before he goes on, “how do you make those two words sound like a business discussion?” he mumbles lowly.

I sit up a little straighter when I hear his words. I don’t think he meant for me to hear him, but I did, and it kind of hurt. He makes me sound so cold. He keeps speaking so I don’t get a chance to say anything.

“I’m just going to cut to the chase, I don’t think this thing we have going on is working.”

I nod as he keeps speaking even though he can’t see me. “I would really like to use that old saying of ‘It’s not you, it’s me,’ but I won’t lie to you – it is definitely you. I didn’t say that to hurt your feelings, and you’re a nice girl, but I just don’t see this going anywhere.”

He hurriedly speaks the last words, and I wipe away the single tear which has slipped down my cheek, determined not to let him know his words hurt. I take another small breath in and out, slowly release it so my voice doesn’t break when I speak. “Okay.”

“Okay?” He sounds puzzled.

“Well, what would you like me to say? You have obviously made up your mind so, there is no point arguing with you.” I note the edge to my voice.

“You must have known this was coming, Leia. You’re so unresponsive and closed off. How the hell am I supposed to get to know you when you block me at every turn?”

“Well, I guess it’s not your issue anymore, Ryan. You can…”

He cuts me off before I can finish the sentence. I feel anger slide up and down my spine wondering why the fuck I put up with this prick for the last four months.

“Look I’m sorry, okay. Fuck, I didn’t ring to upset you I just thought…”

I cut him right back the fuck off. Fuck him, and fuck this conversation, or whatever the fuck it is.

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I hope you fall in love with my characters as much as I have.

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What Lies Beneath The Flowerbed

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Gray Knight has a garden that even Martha Stewart would envy. That’s because she uses the most organic fertilizer she can find. Who knew the corpse of a human body could produce the most beautiful flowers in all of Kansas?
​Gray is not your typical serial killer. Not by a long shot. She’s unorthodox in her approach and her victims are hand-picked based on one common thread—they have all brutally abused women. Abused herself, Gray makes it her mission, with the help of her friends Andi and Jaz, to remove as many criminals as possible, leaving not a single trace of evidence behind. At least that’s what she believes. See, Gray is a bit obsessive. Everything she does is methodical and precise. She’s cautious. She’s paranoid. But then again, she has a good reason to be.
​Jett Roman is a homicide detective, and for all Gray knows, Jett is the Grim Reaper who has come to lay her to rest. Are the foreign emotions Jett’s making Gray feel true or just smoke and mirrors? Only time will tell if her suspicions are as dead on as the cold bodies under the flowers.
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What Happens in Bangkok

WHAT HAPPENS IN BANGKOK

Two Hearts ~ One Love, book 1

by Daryl Devoré

Genre: Erotic Romance

Erika Bailey, owner/manager of a drag queen club in Bangkok, Thailand has happily settled into all aspects of her new life, except for her lack of a love life. When a new diva auditions, Erika is bewildered over her instant attraction to the blond God, Apollo.

Darien Scott is on vacation after a world tour and mistakenly figures the safest place to be is at The Black Dragon with the head of a Triad. When the club is hit, Darien is the only person to get out alive. Now he’s running from the police and a Triad. Mistake number 1.

Disguised as a drag queen, he’s hired by Erika, but falls hard for his new boss, then struggles with not coming clean with her. Mistake number 2.

Can he fix his mistakes and find a life filled with love or is he headed straight for mistake number 3?

Erika dipped a chip into the salsa and popped it into her mouth. “I can’t decide. Mexi-taco or Cali-taco.”

“Huh?”

“Number twenty and twenty one.”

“Simple.” He placed his menu on the table and picked up a chip. “Get one of each, but make sure there’s room for dessert. ‘Cause I want a Churro. Or maybe the Sweet Chimichanga.”

“Or both.” She popped a salsa-covered chip into her mouth.

“Awesome.” Darien dipped a chip and bit into it, trying not to look like he couldn’t tear his gaze from her. The elegance of her moves as her fingers unfolded and reached for a chip. The curve of her wrist as she scooped some salsa. The jolt in his body when she opened her mouth and licked her lips. Watching the chip disappear past her teeth was too much for his control. His cock sprang to life. He’d never be able to look at chips and salsa the same way again.

The waitress placed the tray of monkey wings on the table. Erika squealed as they both reached for one. The happiness spread from her face to her body. Her nipples were visible, pressing against her dress. The pressure in his slacks increased. Her lips parted. He stifled a groan. She slid the piece of meat into her mouth and lightly bit into it. Her teeth grazed against the chicken meat, pulling it from the bone. A dribble of sauce escaped. She flicked her tongue across her bottom lip, closed her eyes and heaved a delighted sigh. Sweat ran down Darien’s back. Yes, the wings were spicy. But the vision across from him was twenty jalapenos hotter. She picked up another wing. Darien trembled, grabbed his drink and chugged half of it. It did nothing to cool his soaring temperature, or reduce the swelling in his pants.

The visual of her lips wrapped around the chicken wing morphed into her lips around his fully aroused cock. As she pulled the next wing from her mouth, he swallowed–hard. He wiped his brow. “This is hot.”

“Not too hot for you?” She placed her index finger in her mouth and slid it out, licking off the sauce.

“Not really, but I just might have to take a cold shower.” He grabbed another wing. She reached for one. Darien shuddered. He never knew eating Mexican could be so erotic.

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The Beast Within

THE BEAST WITHIN

Mended Souls, book 2
by Jacquie Biggar

Genre: Thriller

Content Warning: 18+

She didn’t expect to land in the crosshairs of a serial killer.

Can two displaced angels save a woman from the clutches of a vicious psychopath?

When Julie Crenshaw is offered a news reporter’s job on beautiful Vancouver Island she didn’t expect to land in the crosshairs of a serial killer.

Connor O’Rourke has seen his share of human depravities during his fourteen years as a homicide detective, but is still sickened by the murderer terrorizing his island shores. And threatening his key witness.

As the stakes rise, can two people get a second chance at love?

Or will a killer become the winner?

Her skin was tender as the belly of a kitten. And just as fragile.

Her screams edged toward hysteria, muffled by the material of her slutty shirt. He’d taken pleasure in cutting the offensive cloth from her body and stuffing it into her cherry red mouth.

Almond shaped eyes, the color of strong black coffee and wide with terror, glittered with the tears streaming down her dusky cheeks.

Too late for that. She should have begged for mercy when he demanded it. Instead, she’d laughed at him.

She wasn’t laughing now.

He ran a finger from the gold love knot piercing her belly button, up to coffee-colored breasts tipped with cocoa nipples peaked with fear. She should be scared. He was her master and she’d wronged him. She had to pay.

He grinned.

This was his favorite part. There was probably something wrong with him, but the thrill he got out of having complete control over his subjects filled his body with adrenaline, made blood rush to his extremities, and turned him rock hard. Way better than sex. Sex was dirty, all that sweat and bodily fluids. Not this. This was clean—spiritual.

He picked up the red hot iron he’d been heating on the propane stove. When she saw what he had in his hand, her body bowed against its bonds, but there was no escape. She’d run away from him for the last time.

He pinched her pebbled nipple, tipping her breast upward so he could access the tender skin beneath. The acrid scent of burning flesh and the inhaled silent scream of torture before her eyes rolled back in her head rewarded him for his patience. The S was perfectly shaped. The snake’s head crested the top of the curve, its forked tongue curling around the scorched meat of her breast.

She was his now.


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Restitution begins with the truth.

Lucas Carmichael and Scott Anderson had it all, money, fame, and fortune. But one night’s stupid mistake takes everything they thought they cherished and dumps it upside down.

A car accident ends Lucas’ life and leaves Scott injured and bitter.

As the local ME, Tracy York, investigates the case, discrepancies begin to point to more than a simple drunk driving incident.

When threats are made to Tracy’s life can Scott and his guardian angel, Lucas, protect her, or will she become another casualty?

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She has been blessed with a long, happy marriage and enjoys writing romance novels that end with happily-ever-afters.

Jacquie lives in paradise along the west coast of Canada with her family and loves reading, writing, and flower gardening. She swears she can’t function without coffee, preferably at the beach with her sweetheart. 🙂

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CIARAN (Blood & Bourbon 1.5) by Seraphina Donavan

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Ciaran Darcy has the skills to protect Loralei Crawford from the drug dealers that want her dead. But given the epic way he screwed up their relationship, she doesn’t trust him beyond that. He just has to keep them both alive long enough to change her mind, and to show her that she can trust him not just with her life, but her heart.

KIDNAPPED by Christina Tomes

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Nothing scared Rebecca Peyton. Not men. Not running a billion-dollar development company. Certainly not any kidnapping threats. When the threats become more serious, Rebecca’s company hires Carolina Security and an old family friend to protect her. Lucas Hamilton has always been a shadow. First behind the Calhoun family, then behind the scenes in the military, now he’s behind the only person who has ever seen him, Rebecca. Hired to protect her from kidnappers, his plans to keep her safe are made complicated when she breaks down the walls around his heart.

CONTRACT MARRIAGE by Laramie Briscoe

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Penelope and Parker Torres are by all accounts a happily married couple. They play up to America, and they do their job in front of the camera. Behind the scenes, there is someone who wants to hurt, Penelope, but neither of them know who, where, or why. A snapshot in the life of a celebrity is just that – one moment of their life. They see what we want them too, behind the scenes it’s all contracts and legalities. But what happens when the lines blur and protection is more like love?

ONE BROKEN PROMISE by Deanndra Hall

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Bodyguard to a bullied high school girl – that’s definitely not the assignment Hayden Patterson wanted. It doesn’t take him long to figure out that the victim is really the bully, however, and Hayden’s left to deal not only with his sympathy for the real victim, but with the feelings her mother brings to the surface of his tattered heart too. When an even bigger threat looms over the quiet, lonely teen, it’s all he can do to keep her safe while trying to remember his biggest rule: Hayden Patterson only sleeps with a woman once. And he’s afraid if he’s not careful, her mom is the one woman who could make him break that rule.

TANGLED VOWS by Stella Hunter

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Army veteran Bailey Lennox usually enjoys her job as a bodyguard for Halvard Protection Services. When she’s assigned to work with the famous movie star Everett Parker however, she’s reluctant to play the part of Everett’s girlfriend at his sister’s wedding. In such close quarters, she must decide where to draw the line between their mutual attraction and her professional ethics.

SAFE MODE: A Masters Protection Case File by Paige Morris

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Willow James is a female IT specialist in a position where a woman is not wanted. Her superiors decide that hiring a man, Cyrus Masters, in her place to do a routine installation, while she poses as his secretary will fix the problem at hand. This installation, however is anything but routine. It will expose secrets that no one can hide from. In the end, Willow needs protection from more than the people who want to see her program fail. She may need to protect her heart from falling for the man assigned to keep her safe.

 

TOUGH GIRL by Kate Baum

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Tough, focused, female fighter, Anna has vowed never to be at anyone’s mercy ever again. Her work as a bodyguard is the perfect front for the damaged and broken person inside. But, Niall, her new boss, is a complication she hadn’t anticipated. He makes her yearn for things she hasn’t even thought of in ages. Anna tries to fight the temptation, but sometimes defeat can be even sweeter than victory.

 

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