Highland Deception by Lori Ann Bailey

Highland Deception by Lori Ann Bailey

Highland Deception is the first book in Lori Ann Bailey’s historical romance series Highland Pride. In her debut novel there is much to be excited about as the writing is vivid and captivating. The story is packed with bravery, honor, love, and betrayal. It’s an adventure of learning to navigate through family expectations, fighting for what’s right and standing up for those you love.

Margaret Murray is running from what she considers to be a life-sentence, an arranged marriage to a man she doesn’t love. When she falls into the hands of a handsome stranger she will need to win over his trust to survive, ad hold onto her heart if she can.

Lachlan Cameron is a laird who is honest and good but wont’ tolerate deception and dishonor to him or his clan. A highlander you need to meet!

Take a journey to the highlands in this slow-burn romance that kept me captivated the entire time. I didn’t want it to end and lucky for you dear readers there are four books so far in this series! Tonight I’ll be dreaming of men in kilts, the scottish highlands and a love that lasts forever.

This spicy read is best enjoyed with your favorite iced-beverage, a cozy chair, and maybe a fan. I received this book from the publisher for a fair and honest review.

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Parental Guidance by Avery Flynn – Review and Excerpt

“A fantastically fun, HOT love story.” – Kendall Ryan, New York Times bestselling author

Parental Guidance, an all-new, sexy and laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Avery Flynn, is available now!

Parental Guidance by Avery Flynn is here. It’s hockey, romance, and shenanigans. A journey of acceptance, forgiveness and love both off and on the ice. This book is packed with snarky humor, hot hockey and the best dating profile ever!

Caleb Stuckey has a media sh*tstorm that his mom needs to fix. Embarrassed and disappointed he needs to clean up his social media blunder or risk losing everything he’s worked for his entire life. All aspects of his life will be managed to portray the upstanding and respectable player that he is.

Zara Ambrose has just found her way into another scheme from her father to further his career. If she agrees to use a dating app and participate in a reality show he’ll be the happiest man alive. All Zara wants is to achieve fame and stardom for her miniature creations.

When Zara and Caleb decide how to proceed it’s on their own terms and conditions. Five dates is enough time to satisfy all parties and get the job done. However, It will be difficult to walk away once they discover the chemistry they have is real, and that they truly are perfect for each other.

If you’re looking for an uplifting, sexy, sweet story packed with heat one-click now. Caution, this scorchin hot read may lead to unexpected need to turn on the A/C. Good thing we’re expecting a heatwave!

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Excerpt:

“So why are you on Bramble?”

She took another small bite from her roll before answering. “My best friend is blackmailing me, and my dad wants a SAG card.”

That was definitely not the answer he’d been expecting. “And I thought my reasoning was twisted.”

“I’m sure it all makes sense in Gemma’s head,” Zara said. “She thinks I work too much and need to loosen up. She’ll let me be her plus-one to go meet a collector if I do the Bramble five dates thing. And my dad? Well, let’s just say he’s never met an unlikely plan he didn’t think he could pull off.”

All the possibilities this created sped around inside his head until one broke free like a perfect fast break late in the third period when the game was on the line. All he had to do was put the biscuit in the net.

“So neither of us really wants to be here,” he said. “We’re each other’s solution to getting back to our regular lives as soon as possible.”

It was fucking perfect. Petrov’s job with the team would be safe for another season—well, as safe as he could be, considering he didn’t have a no-trade deal in his contract.

Zara, though, didn’t seem to be seeing the genius of it, going by the suspicious look she gave him as she took another bite of her roll. Instead of giving him a straight-up no, though, she started eating. The words—okay, begging pleas—were bubbling up inside him but for once, he kept it in lockdown. He wasn’t about to rush this play, no matter how it had every nerve in his body jinglejangling.

Finally, she used her napkin to wipe the corners of her mouth, straightened her spine, and looked him dead in the eye. “We’d have to have ground rules.”

“Sure. Whatever you want.” Ice Knights season tickets? He’d make that happen. A photo op with her dad’s favorite player? Done. Whatever it took, he’d do it.

“This isn’t a real or fake relationship, it’s a temporary alliance,” she said without an ounce of humor in her tone. “I’m not pretending to be your girlfriend or the random chick you’re banging this week.”

“Agreed.” All of that sounded like it would cause more problems than it would solve anyway. “I’ve got a condition. Dressing up is not required. I’m not putting on a suit.”

The best thing about the off-season was not having to strangle himself with a tie multiple times a week just for a bus ride to the rink or a plane trip to another city. Coach Peppers was old-fashioned about doing things the original way.

“Fine.” Zara held up three fingers. “The third stipulation is that I’m not putting on a good attitude. If it’s been a crappy day, I don’t have to pretend to be a manic pixie dream girl.”

He snorted. “No one who’s met you would believe that. You’re a little salty.” That was putting it mildly based on her attitude when she showed up for their date.

“I have my reasons.” She added another finger, so she was holding up four. “Oh, and no making love. Sex?” She paused and looked him over quickly. “Maybe. Emotional, heartfelt, staring-each-other-in-the-eyes making love? Not gonna happen. No offense, but you’re not my type.”

What the hell? Not her type? He was a professional athlete making millions. He’d been led to believe he was everyone’s type.

“Not a problem, since I don’t think we could see eye to eye while having sex unless you magically grew a foot,” he said.

“You’re not into being creative?” Zara rolled her eyes. “I guess that’s expected for someone who has probably had women throwing themselves at him for years. You haven’t ever had to work for it.”

Caleb had no idea what to say to that. He’d been punched square in the face by the most feared goons in hockey and it hadn’t knocked him as senseless as this little five-foot-nothing of a snarky woman had done with a few choice words.

“I have one more rule,” she said, reaching for another roll. “Five dates and we’re done. Period. Do we have a deal?”

About Avery

USA Today bestselling romance author Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.

She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staff knew her by name.

Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

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Cover Reveal & Excerpt: Smut University by Kahlen Aymes

Cover Reveal & Excerpt: Smut University by Kahlen Aymes

 

 


Smut University 

by USA Today bestselling author Kahlen Aymes.

Releases  25th June

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

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35k word Novella (part 1 in the series) 

Welcome to SMUT UNIVERSITY! 

The Art of Sex… In Writing. 
The name alone would have made it the most sought-after writing course at Columbia, but it didn’t hurt that the professor was smoking hot!
Addison Tomms was an aspiring romance novelist and senior Creative Writing Major at the prestigious Ivy League university.  The class was packed and judging by the tongues wagging and the obvious swooning by the male and female student body alike, she figured she was one, in maybe a hundred, serious writing students in the auditorium. 
Addy knew Dr. Jackson Michaels was a New York Times bestseller many times over, and secretly, she devoured his books. His love scenes set the pages, and her body, on fire.  It was no secret that the associate professor teaching the course was sexy… but was he as really as sexy as his words?
Addison had her answer on the very first day of class when the handsome Dr. Michaels taunted and teased his students with what the class actually entailed; all watching with mouths agape. He was a thousand percent more stunning in person than the television entertainment interviews she’d seen or any of the photos that she and her best friend, Michelle, had spent hours searching online.
Something stirred deep inside her when his sensual eyes raked over her because she’d been the only one brave enough to answer his first question.  Her reaction was physical; his gaze felt as if he’d actually touched her, and she was more and more intrigued.
Addy knew this man would rock her world… but it wouldn’t just be between the pages. 

SMUT UNIVERSITY (Part One) Excerpt
His eyes locked with mine.  “Miss Tomms,” he said my name without asking who I was. A shiver ran through me that he remembered; like it foreshadowed some earth-shattering scene about to come.  Those intense eyes framed by incredibly dark lashes.  The strong jaw. The broad, muscular shoulders.  God, that face.  That f*cking sex hair.  Up close it was criminal how incredibly sexy he was. He was utterly stunning.
My breath left me in a soft rush, and I sucked in another so I could speak.  “Dr. Michaels,” I acknowledged with a small nod.
He had a file box in front of him that held the graded papers separated alphabetically by dividers.  He reached in and slowly pulled mine out.  Maybe this weird tradition he had of insisting the first assignment was printed out was his way to bring his students face-to face in order to press upon us just how intimidating he actually was.  And, he was.
There was admiration in his eyes as they roamed over my face and hair, lingering on my mouth.  I couldn’t help looking at his.  His lips were as perfect as the rest of him, the lower one full and begging to be bitten.  I cleared my throat.  I felt like helpless prey; paralyzed by a mixture of fear and adulation; the venom of his incredible eyes and his scent.  Whether it was his will to eat me alive or seduce me, it was certain that I would succumb to either in that moment. My heart thrummed inside my chest, blood rushing in my ears, wetness pooling between my legs.  Oh, God, my legs went weak and I struggled to stand.
His long fingers bent the stack of stapled paper so that the grade was hidden from view when he held it out to me. I held the book bag to me with one arm and reached for the document with the other hand.
He pulled it back for a second, denying it to me, his brilliant eyes still burning, but now teasing into mine.  I cocked one eyebrow in question and a hint of a smile graced his luscious mouth.  “I’d like to see you in my office, tomorrow. I have office hours from four to six.  Does that work?”
My mind was racing; wondering at the reason behind his request at the same time as my heart fell into the pit of my stomach.  Did I totally screw up the assignment?  I felt like I was about to throw up and wished the earth would open up and swallow me.
He cleared his throat.  “Miss Tomms?  Does that work for you?”
“Ummm,” I stammered. “Yes, professor.  See you then.”
“Excellent.”  He handed me the paper, his eyes still not breaking contact.  I felt like I was falling into the deepest end of the ocean, drowning and only he could save me. I was in trouble.
“Yes, sir.”
My heart felt as if it would fly from my aching chest as I took the paper and turned, concentrating on walking without rushing to the far left of the room, taking the side stairs up to the marble lobby and then walking out of the building.  I wanted to look at the grade as I clutched the still folded assignment in my hand, but something inside me hesitated.  My heart felt like it would explode as I opened the folded pages and then, in astonishment flipped through the rest.  There was no grade.  No editorial mark-ups.  Nothing.
“What the f*ck?” I exclaimed.

Portrait of a handsome young man. Men’s beauty, fashion. Hairstyle.

 
Meet the Author
Kahlen is a USA Today Bestselling author, who writes sizzling hot, deeply moving romantic fiction in New Adult/Erotica/Adult Contemporary,  Her books have been on several bestseller lists including Amazon, Publisher’s Weekly, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and USA Today.
While all of her stories are sensual, hot, full of love, romance and angst, readers should expect fresh plots, compelling characters and an abundance of steamy scenes on each series/story.  NO COOKIE-CUTTERS Allowed!
Creative by nature, she enjoys the arts, music & theater, loves reading romance, dystopian, and fantasy.  Her favorite things include music, dancing, cooking, animals, & long walks with her iPod, conjuring up her newest book boyfriend.