It’s time to set sail with The Marooner

It’s time to set sail with The Marooner

The Marooner by Barbara Devlin is a must read story about trust, redemption and the idea that everyone is worthy of love. Every book in the Pirates of the Coast series is an adventure regardless of where you begin your journey. One-click now. 

Get ready for an oceanic adventure with sexy pirates, a brawl or two, a few favorite characters from previous books, and intimate scenes that leave you breathless. This book has it all and more!

Barbara’s attention to the lush details in each and every scene, especially the ones on the ship, allows for a fully enveloped reading experience in the Pirates of the Coast. Because of this, you will add every future release to your auto-buy list. 

Leland Stryker has faced insurmountable challenges and obstacles, and will have to face his biggest one yet when he meets Lady Sophia. Could it be that she’s his true soul mate? Can he trust Sophia to his secret? If not, it could kill them both.

From the first page to the last you will wish that it was you on that ship. Hang on to your heart, it’s about to melt and squeeze a multiple times. I wonder which pirate will be next in this high-seas adventure series?

With the heat and intensity in this book I give it 3 Peppers as it’s pretty hot and might offend. For mature readers 18+3 Jalepenos

THE MAROONER – Excerpt

Derbyshire, England
September, 1818

Somewhere in the dim light of the chandeliers, his future wife mingled with so-called polite society, but he would argue the perfumed peacocks, despite their refined manners, were every bit as cutthroat as the worst of his associates, especially the marriage-minded mamas, as they trotted their daughters before a man they believed was a well-heeled, wealthy American merchant.
In truth, he was but a wolf in gentleman’s clothing, with his face clean-shaven and his black hair trimmed and tied in a leather thong, that he might appear civilized. Of course, the as-yet unknown darling did not know she was marked as the bride for ruthless former pirate Leland Stryker, as he surveyed the various targets, bedecked in their finery, and how the beast was hungry. What would he choose from so many tempting offerings? Blonde, brunette, ebony, or redhead? Curvy or slender? Blue, green, hazel, or brown eyes? Tall or short? Meek and mild or saucy and fiery of temperament?
In the end, his body would decide.
“Good evening, Mr. Stryker.” Another in a long line of chits paraded past, batting her lashes at him, and he waited for some sign of life below his belly button, as he dipped his chin.
“Good evening.” Thus far, his notoriously fickle interest rejected every single blushing debutante, but he was in no rush to the altar.
Known throughout the pirate ranks as The Marooner, for his habit of abandoning his victims on deserted islands, a practice he considered far more charitable than gunning down, running through with a sword, slashing with a knife, or feeding to the sharks, as did other buccaneers, patience guided his every move. Whereas he always thought it unfair that the general public deemed him heartless and brutal for leaving his quarry to their own fate, his colleagues viewed his eccentricity as a sign of weakness.
For most marauders, innocents manifested prey to be consumed, in some form or another, if only to provide amusement for the crew. For Leland, those who had the misfortune of falling into his custody, through no fault of their own, other than happenstance, presented a connection to his childhood, to the young lad sold into servitude because his parents could not afford to feed him. Perhaps that was why he could not, by his own hands, kill the guiltless.
“My, my, Lady Sophia, what an interesting ensemble you sport, tonight.” An unseen female snickered in a nasty tone. “Is that not last year’s fashion?”
In that moment, he came alert.
“This is my favorite gown, so I see no reason to dispose of it, simply because it might offend your delicate sensibilities.” Given the cutting retort, the heretofore-unfamiliar Lady Sophia charged the fore, as she piqued Leland’s curiosity. “As always, Miss Barty, you exhibit the stellar comportment one would expect of a lady. Your parents must be so proud.”
“My father says your father has driven the earldom to ruin, and you have no dowry.” Now that bit of information snared Leland’s attention, because it made his goal much easier. “Such a pity. Who will have you now, when you possess naught but a good name to recommend you?”
“Certainly not that delicious Mr. Stryker from America.” So another tormentor joined the fray, and he gritted his teeth. “I mean, he could afford to marry anyone.”
“Why would he settle for nothing but an empty title?” Miss Barty replied, in the shrill voice that grated his last nerve. “When he could have a woman of taste and fortune.”
If there was anything he hated, it was a bully, because he was small in his youth and often the recipient of abuse aboard ship. But as the boy grew into a man, and he gained physical strength, he never forgot the seemingly endless beatings, and he always championed the unfortunate.
“Then I congratulate him on his good fortune, should he choose either of you.” Ah, Lady Sophia boasted a sharp tongue, and what he would love to do with that spirit. He had to see her.
With that in mind, he rotated casually, to glimpse a group of ladies, but the valiant Sophia remained with her back to him, as he identified the insufferable Miss Barty and her friend, Miss Oswald, two self-important debutantes he had already dismissed as viable candidates for a mate, because they inspired nothing but a queasy belly. Petite in stature, with dark brown hair, the mystery woman squared her shoulders, as she confronted her adversaries, and he cleared his throat.
“I beg your pardon, but would you care to dance?” Life was too complicated in England. In Jamaica, he would have taken her by the hand and hauled her into his arms.
“Oh, Mr. Stryker.” The snobbish Miss Barty gloated, and he savored the opportunity to take her down a peg or two. “It would be my pleasure.”
“I am so sorry, Miss Barty, but I address Lady Sophia.” Now he enjoyed that, as the haughty Miss Barty frowned, and his intended partner flinched, ever so subtly. When Lady Sophia faced him, a shiver of awareness kissed his flesh, and he gazed directly into her velvety brown eyes. “Leland Stryker, most definitely at your service, Lady Sophia.”

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USA Today bestselling, Amazon All-Star author Barbara Devlin was born a storyteller, but it was a weeklong vacation to Bethany Beach, Delaware that forever changed her life. The little house her parents rented had a collection of books by Kathleen Woodiwiss, which exposed Barbara to the world of romance, and Shanna remains a personal favorite.

Barbara writes heartfelt historical romances that feature not so perfect heroes who may know how to seduce a woman but know nothing of marriage. And she prefers feisty but smart heroines who sometimes save the hero before they find their happily ever after.

Barbara is a disabled-in-the-line-of-duty retired police officer, and she earned an MA in English and continued a course of study for a Doctorate in Literature and Rhetoric. She happily considered herself an exceedingly eccentric English professor, until success in Indie publishing lured her into writing, full-time, featuring her fictional knighthood, the Brethren of the Coast.

Are you ready for a hot hockey romance?

Are you ready for a hot hockey romance?

Lucas by Sawyer Bennett is that latest release in Sawyer Bennett’s Cold Fury Hockey series and her best yet! While each can be read as a standalone, I’ve enjoyed reading them in order. This book sizzles with fast paced writing, hot hockey and characters that melt into your heart.

As the leaves begin to change into shades of rust, golden and crimson, the coffee shops are brewing spiced lattes and the smell of baked goods permeates the air. With fall in full swing it also means hockey romance is here. It’s time to grab a cup, order a sweet and sink into a cozy chair. Hot hockey players are here to indulge your book escape and this weekend you can start with Lucas.

Sawyer presents a twist with her characters in the way relationships are tackled and the complications they create. Would you trade everything for one night of sin? When Lucas sets his sights on Stephanie he convinces himself that he won’t allow his heart to crumble. Just once he wants a woman to love him for who he is, not the number on his jersey, or his bank account. Will he find it from the woman he least expects to open him up to the idea of love?

Stephanie is a strong, determined, and successful woman who isn’t ready to settle down. When she meets Lucas she’s got one thing on her mind. One night with no strings. What will she do when her plans are derailed? Will she find the strength to keep it all together? Will she put faith in those around her and trust in her feelings?

Don’t miss this installment of hockey shenanigans that involves a team that’s more than just players, they are family. The friendships are embedded in everything they do and the ones we aspire to maintain. Just like Sawyer’s characters, we want unbreakable, long lasting and life changing connections.

Once you read this story, the characters will become a part of you, along with their own journeys. Each one full of hope, hockey and scorching hot intimacy. There is the perfect balance of heat, friction, conflict and the endings are always sinfully sweet.

As fate would have it, the next installment arrived in my in-box tonight. Oh yeah, I am counting down the days till I can share that with you. Once you’re read Lucas, you will have a good idea who’s up next. Happy Reading.

With the heat and intensity in this book I give it 3 Peppers as it’s pretty hot and might offend. For mature readers 18+3 Jalepenos

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From Sports to Fairy Tales your Adventure is waiting

From Sports to Fairy Tales your Adventure is waiting

It’s Saturday afternoon and many of you are thinking about where to go this evening, or perhaps what time your date will arrive. No matter what your plans are, you are in for a delightful and romantic evening filled with laughter, romance and lost of love.

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How to Date a Douchebag: The Studying Hours by Sara Ney is must read sports romance. It’s time to go back to college,  the star wrestler has a reputation for being a douchebag that rivals his wrestling wins. Can this jock find love and redeem his douchey playboy reputation?

Sebastian “Oz” Osbourne is cocky, has a one-tract mind and is absolutely blow away by the hot chick in the library. When his teammates make a wager he will have one chance to win her over, will she take the bait?

Jameson Clarke is in the right place at the wrong time. James is one smart chick and isn’t falling for Oz’s one-liners and magnetic charm. When she discovers the wager he’s made she’s willing to help him out, but when she changes the wager she will discover that he’s not one to walk away.

All bets are off in this sports romance that proves you can’t judge a person by their reputation or their appearance. Sara has written a story that tackles the college romance scene with humility, laughter and a few tongue lashings. These two characters are made for each other and their journey burns slow, hot and then sizzles. You will not be disappointed with the ending and if anything you will need to one-click the second installment immediately.

A spicy 2 1/2 pepper read and has enough two half jalepenosheat to make you sizzle and is for mature readers 18+.

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Bossed by Sloane Howell is must read romance. I am always up for a sports romance with a spicy blend of banter, great characters and if it involves baseball then I’m one-clicking immediately.

From cover to the last page this is one-click worthy. Have you glanced at the cover? Can you see the model’s strong resemblance to Kit Harington. Yup, I one-clicked this.

Jenny isn’t afraid to speak her mind and Ethan isn’t used to a woman telling him the truth. These two are destined to be together if it weren’t for two tiny obstacles. What do you do when you can’t stand your boss because he drives you crazy? What do you do when you fall for him?

A story with heat, sexy banter and lots of baseball to satisfy that sports itch and drive you crazy ;). You will laugh, cry and pre-order Sloane’s next release when you finish. If you’re looking for a book that blends romance with baseball and enough heat to warm you up on a cool winter night…download this book!

3 JalepenosThis story sizzles and has content for mature readers 18+.I received a copy from the publisher for a fair and honest review.

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Bella and the Beast by Olivia Drake is an adventure that involves a mysterious tattoo, a treasure map and a love more powerful than a matchmaker’s best match. Can Bella tame this beast?

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If Cinderella is your princess of choice then download The Prince you Loved Me, a standalone read from Karen Hawkins.

What if Cinderella lived in Scotland and has a Romany Prince? This is not your childhood fairytale, it’s better.

Bronwyn Murdoch has no desire to marry and Alexsey Romonovinin will do everything he can to charm and turn her world upside down. A higher power has already put these two on a path that will combine magic, the Scottish Highlands and a Russian hero. I’m already swooning. Can this Prince charm her and change her mind?

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It’s Time To Meet A Sexy Mountain Man

It’s Time To Meet A Sexy Mountain Man

Misadventures of a City Girl by Meredith Wild and Chelle Bliss is serious outdoor spicy fun! Lace up your boots & head for the mountains where anything is possible.

Are you are craving an outdoor adventure with a man who can scratch that itch? A man who will make you feel like you’re the only woman alive and forget you are alone in the woods? Don’t miss this spicy latte must read.

Madison Atwood has just been given a gift, her cheating husband has signed the divorce papers. It’s time for her to take a few weeks and recharge, fine tune her priorities and focus on herself. A little time out of the spotlight and city life should do the trick. Perhaps a walk in the woods will sooth her pain as she succumbs to the magnetic pull of mother nature.

Luke left the city life to manage his PTSD after serving in Afghanistan. When he meets Madison it will take all the strength he has to fight off those feelings he has suppressed being alone. It’s been too many years since he’s let someone inside the walls he’s built up. Will she unravel him and bring him to his knees?

Check out the sexy trailer above starring Brock O’ Hurn, it’s enough to pull you in and then one-click this must read today. I absolutely loved the intense heat and character banter in this spicy story. It’s time to clean out the fireplace and stock up on my wood supply. If only all the delivery guys looked like that!

If you want a great story with seamless writing and a little misadventure, one-click now. I could not tell who crafted what part of the story. Well done ladies, winter has arrived and I think I need to purchase some flannel shirts!

This spicy latte read is four peppers hot for full on, no holds barred sensuality and situations. It’s for mature readers 18+.4 Jalepenos

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Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of romance. Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband and three children, she refers to herself as a techie, whiskey-appreciator, and hopeless romantic. She has been featured on CBS This Morning, The Today Show, the New York TimesThe Hollywood ReporterPublishers Weekly, and The Examiner. When she isn’t living in the fantasy world of her characters, she can usually be found at:

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USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She’s written over ten books and has two series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.  Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor’s in History. Although history is her first love, writing has become her dream job and she can’t imagine doing anything else.

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