Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Sapphire Sacrifice (Gem Apocalypse Book Three) is now available from Blushing Books!!!!!!

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The Sapphire Sacrifice

Author: Ravyn Rayne
Series: Gem Apocalypse Book Three
Publisher: Blushing Books
Genre: Dystopian, Romantic Erotica
A virus designed to murder Sapphire’s. No one from Brayleigh saw it coming. Neither James nor Aria expected four men in a deserted city to attack. Thrown into the back of a van, James is captured by claimers – men that hunt Sapphire’s and bring them into quarantine, where they must settle their debt for treatment. Those that can’t pay off their debt are held in the broker’s quarters until they’re bought by angels, often resulting in slavery, hunting humans, and a host of other horrendous atrocities. Aria is different. She’s naturally immune, or so she’s told. On a mission to rescue James, she finds herself in danger and quickly learns the power of friendship, commitment, and undying love. With a taste of age play, spanking, and a master/slave relationship with voyeurism, this dystopian erotic adventure is sure to leave you satisfied.  


Five Questions with James

(a character interview for The Gem Apocalypse series)

  Of all the places you've lived, what is your favorite? 
That's a tough question to answer. I loved Brayleigh, before the uprising. I know it wasn't a perfect society, but I was happy. It will always be my home as I have fond memories of my childhood growing up at the royal palace.  

  If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? 
Give me bacon! It's hard to come by but I absolutely love it.   

You've had you're share of women at the royal harem. Any aside from Aria that you've loved? I've loved all the women I've invited into my home. Who's to say you can't love everyone?
  Do you prefer dominating or being dominated? 
I love to spank Aria. So yes, I prefer to dominate my partner. 

  Would you ever let Aria spank you?
I wouldn't bend over and let her spank me, but she can certainly try. I like to remain in charge.  


Aria screamed. The air left her lungs, and her cheeks burned red. Sweat trickled down her forehead. Adrenaline pumped through her veins as she fought off their attackers. All four of them were men, a few years older, and they wore black tactical gear. Were they militia? Their eyes were similar with a deep green stoic expression. They could all be brothers. After the genocide of anyone not a sapphire, a person with blue eyes, Aria had taken notice of eye color. They still couldn't get past their differences, not a hundred or even a thousand years later. The world always seemed to be at war over something. Besides, she had never met another person with emerald eyes, and now four of them were attacking James and herself. What the hell was going on? James kicked at the assailant, trying to gain distance between him and the man attacking them, slamming his fist into the assailant's face. Blood oozed from the man's nose. Who was he? What did he want with them? One man grabbed Aria, pinning her arms back, keeping her from stopping the attack on James. Why were they doing this? She attempted to shake the man off her, but his grip tightened. "Let me go!" She stomped hard on the man's toe and then used her elbow to attack his chest behind her. Breaking free, she headed for James, wanting to help him any way that she could. James fought two men and Aria ran forward, slamming her knee into the groin of a third assailant. "Run!" James grabbed her hand and they took off on foot. His hand was wet and gross from the blood caked to his skin. James and Aria were a mess. Thunder rumbled in the distance. The sky a dark murky gray filled with low-lying clouds. Aria's heart beat wildly as if it would leap out of her chest. The pain unbearable, but neither of them slowed. Darting through streets and around broken down vehicles, she knew the men were close. She heard the engine of their vehicle one street over.

Grab the The Emerald Virgin and start at the beginning of the series.

The Emerald Virgin (Gem Apocalypse #1) Published: June 19, 2015 by Blushing Books
Emerald – a girl with green eyes and a rarity after the horrific genocide that slaughtered millions. After the war, King Gideon rose in power. A lust-filled and greedy king that believed in the power of slavery. At eighteen, women were required to come before King Gideon and his four sons, to offer themselves as a courtesan. The princes took only those they found most attractive and alluring. The rest were returned to their homes with a brand on their wrist proving they had been through the process and rejected. Ignoring the ritual was punishable by death. Aria Stone had been kept hidden from the princes and the ceremony, because she was an Emerald. At twenty-three, the royal guards storm her home, murder her mother, and drag her to court. She must face the four princes. A dystopian erotic adventure. 


“Your guards murdered my mother, dragged and drugged me from my home. Anything else you wish to know?” Aria asked, short-tempered.
James stepped close enough to feel his breath against her cheek. “I can see your reluctance to be here, but I assure you no harm will come to you, Aria.”
It was hard to believe him given the circumstances. Aria crossed her arms defensively. She didn’t say a word. There was nothing to say that would please him and make her happy. She wouldn’t lie or pretend to care about him when anger ebbed away at her and boiled in her blood. Not when he made Aria think of her mother and asked her about what happened, as if he pretended to care. Unlike the other women here looking for something, she just wanted her freedom returned. Pretending eluded her.

The Amber Voyeur (Gem Apocalypse #2)

Published: July 20, 2015 by Blushing Books 
No longer safe in Brayleigh, Aria and James travel by ship to find refuge and discover what’s left of the world. Dangerous seas and pirates lurking are only the start of their troubles. Forced off the boat with nothing but the clothes on their back, the crew and passengers make it to a nearby island, only to be abducted by the Knight Tribe, a clan of romantic warriors with a voyeuristic culture and a taste for nightly entertainment. Get swept away in this dystopian erotic adventure, brimming with romance, spankings, and betrayal. 
Now available on Kindle Unlimited! Borrow for FREE or purchase on Amazon  


“Hey!” Aria shouted, not that it did anything to stop their fighting.
“Enough!” James’s voice echoed in the confined space.
The men let go of one another and stood, dusting off the dirt caked to their skin.
A gentleman with red hair and blue eyes stepped toward Aria. He’d been one of the three fighting, a crewmember on the ship. “Do you know what they’re having us do?” he asked.
“No,” Aria said, glancing back at the die lying on the floor. Aria rolled the large die slightly with her hand. It stood up to her waist in height, though it felt lighter than it looked. She’d never seen a die quite so large. Who made it?
“The festival tonight is entertainment for the commander and the tribe. She’s choosing two from the pit and they’ll have to do whatever the die says.”
Aria swallowed nervously as she further examined the giant die. One side showed two people battling with swords. Aria frowned, turning the die onto another side, it revealed a pictograph of two men with guns in a shoot-out. That wouldn’t end well for someone. Her heart skipped a beat, and she rolled the die onto another side, covering her lips in surprise. Was that a paddle? Her cheeks burned and she took a step back from the die.
James didn’t appear nearly as affected as Aria from the news. He stepped forward, resting his hand on her lower back. “Do we know who has been elected for the festival?”
Kali shook her head. “The commander chooses two worthy opponents from the pit of invaders and mainlanders. Seeing as how the mainlanders have assimilated or died,” Kali said, clearing her throat, “it’s safe to say that one of you that has not been chosen by a tribe member, will be selected.”

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Ravyn's Available Books

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An Interview with the Author

  What can we expect next from you? About twice a month, you can anticipate a new release! In September, I've got quite a few books coming out, including Hot-Blooded Lust (Federal Agent Chronicles 3) and Grave Misfortune. There's also talk of releasing The Courtesan Slave Trade series in September. It'll be a busy month. I hope you love reading.   What book are you writing right now? Well, it's currently untitled. (I have a few working titles but I'm not sure any of them fit it perfectly). It's a romantic dystopian erotica with a very edgy twist. I'm hoping to have it finished by the end of August. Right now I'm about 7k words in to the story, and I have a very busy month.   When do you typically decide the title for a book? After the book is written or perhaps when it's about 2/3rd's completed. By then I'm usually writing up the book blurb at the same time and working on the title or series name.   Can you tell us about your next upcoming event? I'll be speaking at the Passionate Pen Conference in Arlington, Virginia beginning August 27th. It's hosted by Blushing Books and Lazy Day Publishing.  

About the Author

Ravyn Rayne
Ravyn is a sassy, fun-loving, and adventure-seeking young woman. She loves to travel and can’t wait for her next vacation,
Ravyn writes romantic erotica. She began writing romance novels in college, spending her down time either reading a book or writing fiction. Please don’t make her choose between the two, she loves them equally.wherever it might be.
Currently on schedule to publish two books a month through Blushing Books, Ravyn is incredibly prolific. Her series include: Federal Agent Chronicles, Palace Secrets, and Gem Apocalypse. She is also writing a spin-off series to Gem Apocalypse, titled Courtesan Slave Trade. Her goal is to write two romance novels per month. She has been published professionally since 2013. You can find her young adult books here.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Cover Reveal ~MAVERICK: SATAN'S FURY MC ~ @wilder_leslie

  Cover Reveal Title: MAVERICK: SATAN'S FURY MC
  Author: L. Wilder 
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“A good liar knows that the most efficient lie is always a truth that has had a key piece removed from it.” Carlos Riuzzafon   Maverick is a man scarred by a past full of deceit. He was forced to make a choice… a choice that now keeps him held in the darkness -- a prisoner of his own doubt and regret. The Satan’s Fury MC is the only thing he lives for. Being their new Sergeant of Arms gives him the distraction he desperately needs to endure. He knows that he will never forget, but with the help of his brothers, he’ll try to move forward. Henley’s life was just as she’d always planned. All of her hard work and studying had finally paid off with a full-ride to college. Everything seemed to be right on track… until the night she witnesses a crime that puts her in danger. She suddenly finds herself needing the protection of Satan’s Fury and an enigmatic biker named Maverick. Henley is immediately drawn to Maverick. The pain and anger in his eyes hides something. Despite the walls he keeps throwing up, she knows there is more to him than just the brooding biker who makes her body crave his touch. She will stop at nothing until she makes all of those walls come crashing down. When the lies of Maverick’s past unfold, will Henley be the light that pulls him from the darkness? Warning: This book is intended for readers 18 years or older due to bad language, violence, and explicit sex scenes.  



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I am a lover of romance novels, summer breaks, and unexpected quiet times when I can write without interruptions. Writing the Devil Chaser's MC Romance series has been a long time dream of mine, and it is still hard to believe that I actually did it. I loved writing the Devil Chasers series, and I am looking forward to working on the Satan's Fury MC series. Thank you so much for checking out my page. You can also find me on facebook and twitter. 

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  San Diego USA Today bestselling author AJ Harmon is going to do it again with her new romance series, Sky Romance Novels. Book 1, San Diego - love comes in many forms, is the beginning of this heartwarming and inspirational new series. Building on the success of her First Class Novels series, an Amazon bestselling author, AJ Harmon is going to answer the question we all ask ourselves when waiting in the airport for a flight. “I wonder where they’re going…and why?” In “San Diego – love comes in many forms” we will follow three passengers and one member of the crew as they explore, discover and embrace love, passion, loyalty and selflessness to fulfill their desire to love and be loved in return. Flight attendant Jill Delaney has a surprise waiting for her at her weekend vacation destination in San Diego and a life altering decision to make. William Nestor, an esteemed and wealthy New York Oncologist, flies west after decades of living on the opposite coast to bury his father, where he recognizes an unexpected opportunity to conquer his fear and claim a love that was lost. Will he finally be bold enough to claim what should have been his twenty-five years ago and secure a second chance at love? Or will he once again retreat from his desires? Annie and Evan Wilder, the perfect couple, travel to San Diego to discover the true meaning of unselfish love and the missing piece to their perfect life, only to be blessed beyond their dreams. The heartwarming and inspirational stories you’ll follow in this new contemporary romance novel “San Diego – love comes in many forms” will brighten your day as you laugh, cry and celebrate love and family with these loveable and relatable characters that AJ Harmon has brought to life.  

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Las Vegas A new novel by USA Today bestselling author, AJ Harmon. Are you looking for a fun, sweet read that inspires you to believe in the power of love? Then you’ve found the right book! Contemporary Romance Author AJ Harmon, author of the Amazon top-rated First Class Novels series, brings you book 2 of her new Sky Romance Novels series, Las Vegas - what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. Lose yourself in this emotional journey of self-discovery and transformation. After taking a Sky Romance flight to Las Vegas, socialite Jessie Ellis learns the hard way that what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. Choices have consequences, and not making the hard choices could have life-long consequences. Just days away from being swept down a predetermined path, not by her choice but because it was easy and expected, Jessie makes the hard decision to choose her own future and fight for the love and happiness she deserves. As her predetermined and passive existence crumbles around her, will she find her dream of a joyful and fulfilling happiness and a passionate and forever love? Asher Jenkins is in desperate need of some decompression time. Trying to make partner at his law firm has left him drained and as best man for his best friend’s wedding, what better place for a bachelor party than Las Vegas? A chance meeting for Jessie and Asher turns into a mind-blowing one-night stand. Saying goodbye, they assumed they would never see one another again, but fate has a way of helping them to realize that their futures are entwined. Will they continue to fight it? Or accept that their destiny is to be together? Will Asher be able to capture Jessie’s shielded heart?

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Chicago Southern charmer, Alexander Beaumont, flies Sky Airlines to Chicago on business, only to discover that a shot to the heart changes everything, and his life will never be the same. When Detective Mia Davenport arrives at a crime scene, she has no idea that her future is about to veer in a different direction. What happens when a rich southern gentleman falls for a tough Chicago cop? Separated by a thousand miles, social class, and family traditions, can they overcome their preconceptions and surrender to love?  
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  About AJ Harmon
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AJ was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia, and currently resides in the United States. She has been married to the love of her life for over 30 years and has two grown children, and a dog named Max. She is an avid reader, writer and wannabe chef. Romance author AJ Harmon published her first romance novel "First Class to New York" after accepting a challenge from a friend to write a book. She self-published the book on November 17, 2012 in Amazon's Kindle eBook store as a contemporary romance. "I just write about what I like to read as a romance novel enthusiast myself," stated Harmon in a press release. It must be working as readers from around the world have downloaded thousands and thousands of her books and left rave reviews across the internet. AJ Harmon's 'First Class' romance series is available in paperback on Amazon and for digital eBook download from the Kindle store. She has released nine of the books in this series of contemporary love stories, including a boxed set that includes a bonus novella and has been ranked #1 in Top-rated Collections. Sky Romance Novels currently has three books available for purchase, San Diego and Las Vegas, and Chicago. AJ also has standalone novels and novellas available for her readers. You can follow AJ Harmon on her website, www.ajharmon.com, GoodReads, Facebook, www.facebook.com/authorAJHarmon, Twitter @1stClassNovels, and YouTube.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Donna Michael's Knight's Seal ~Promo Tour~ @Donna_Michaels

  • Print Length: 105 pages
  • Publisher: Kindle Worlds (August 2, 2015)
  • Publication Date: August 2, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

A Dangerous Curves/Hot SEALs crossover

Navy SEAL Sam Gentry barely has time to consider his buddy’s job offer to join Guardian Angel Protection Service when a commander from their past, with his own D.C. based agency, asks for help. Owing his life to former Commander Jameson Knight, Sam is eager to help retrieve a mutual friend from a dangerous cartel, until he learns the operative assisting him is Knight’s oldest daughter, Lisa—Sam’s former lover.

Elisabeth Knight has waited over eight months to get into the field, and just her luck, her first mission hits close to home in more ways than one. Not only does it involve rescuing her friend, a former NIO like herself, but her father assigns one of his former SEALs to assist—the one she’d given her body and heart to five years ago. Sam had walked away when he’d realized who her father was, and she let him, not wanting to see the sexy man shot, or worse, assigned to Antarctica…permanently. Completing their current mission isn’t the issue, the danger lies in their inability to fight their resurrected attraction and keeping that failure from her father.


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 New stories inspired by books, shows, movies, comics, music, and games people love.
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Donna Michaels

It’s all my mother’s fault.


She read to me before I could read and opened up that magical world where I still reside today. Then came television and movies. Now I had three avenues that fed my imagination...and boy could I eat! As you no doubt figured out, this lead to my writing career. I’m a NY Times, USA Today, and Amazon Bestselling Award winng author. Phew, that was a mouthful! Multi-published in e-book and print with several publishers, I certainly have a ton of voices in my head.

I’m happily married to a military man for 28 years.  We have four children and several rescued cats. Michael’s been in the Army National Guard since before he graduated. The Guard has been a part of our lives right from the start. It was only natural for the military to spill into my writing.  God bless the military and their families. Thank you all for your sacrifices. ♥

You already know my mom inspired my love of reading,but it was my dad who got me hooked on movies. Even now, if I had the time, I could happily go from one movie to another all day long. They are the reason I love mixed genre and why I can’t just stick to just one in my writing, although, as you can tell, I have a soft spot for cowboys and the military.

Well, that’s about it. Thanks for getting to know me a little better. Remember, keep reading to your children. The journey you’re igniting is precious. And the next time you’re at the movies, turn around. I just might be the person sitting behind you. No, not the one throwing popcorn (it’s too expensive to waste). I’m the one already imagining the sequel.

Have a great day and thanks for reading!

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Tracing the Line by Ally Bishop

A new steamy romance novel from Ally Bishop... What if the man of your dreams is involved in a world you despise?
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About Tracing the Line

They say love doesn’t hurt. But it’s a lie. I promise you, love someone long enough, and they’ll destroy your soul. I’ve spent my life taking care of everyone else: my family, my ex-husband, my friends. Deep down, I know I should focus on myself, but how can I when I’ve got one sister about to implode while the other battles her own guilt? The minute I met Kai Isaac, I should’ve run in the opposite direction. His business isn’t one I want any part of, and I’ve got way too much drama in my life already. But his kiss...those eyes...the raging inferno he creates when he touches me...I can’t stay away. Life’s reeling out of control, and he’s my only refuge from the storm. My sister Lux says trusting someone means not knowing everything about them and being okay with it...but what if not knowing the truth ruins everything? Heat rating: Super sexy, with very light kink ;)

  Tracing the Line is the third book in the Without a Trace series, but may be read as a stand-alone story.

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Note from the author Thank you so much for checking out my book, Tracing the Line! This is book 3 in the Without a Trace series (but can be read as a stand-alone story!), and tells the tale of Kai and Zi, Lux's sister—it comes right after Inside the Lines. If you read and Lux and Fin's story, you'll recall a little of Zi's story...and this time, you get a front row seat to the heat. Keep an eye out as book 4 in the Without a Series will be out this year!

Special sneak peek:

Ch. 1: Zi thinks she's here to spend the day with Lux and watch a filming of a short indie film. But Lux has other ideas...and they don't involve Zi just watching... It's definitely a film set. There's a screen against one wall around which cameras, poles with lights, and several people cluster. The rest of the room lies in shadow, in which Lux and I are standing. "Answer my—" "Lux! How are you?" A tall, thin guy pulls Lux into a hug. She embraces him back with a huge smile. "Ger! Awesome to see you." When she pulls back, she introduces us. "Ger is the director on this film. Ger, this is my sister Zi, and she's here to fill in for Fiona." He holds out a hand, his expression weary but cheerful. "Ah, our last victim. I mean, participant." He smiles warmly as we shake, and I'm wildly conscious of how cold my fingers are against his very warm ones. "We weren't sure if we had one more to go—the other party canceled, too." "You don't need Zi?" Lux asks. "No, no, we can use her. I'll get Kai to stand-in. Let me sound the alarm to get ready." "Ready for—" My question dies on my lips as he turns away, bellowing at his people to get "set up." I turn to my sister, drawing myself up to my full five-feet-eleven-inches so I can glare down at her. "What am I getting ready for here?" My tone brooks no excuses, and she lifts a shoulder with a heavy exhale. "They're making a promotional film for a movie series their doing. It's silly, fun, whimsical, sweet—" "And what am I doing here then?" "You're one of the cast." If the idea of being filmed wasn't terrifying enough... "Doing what, exactly?" Lux nibbles her full bottom lip. "Making out with someone." "What?" My voice drops an octave. "It'll be fun, Zizi Baby. It's a series of strangers connecting, kissing a bit, showing who we are at our most intimate." Lux seems to rethink her words. "Hm, okay, maybe that does sounds a little scary." "No, absolutely not." I spin towards the door. "Not going to happen." But there's several people behind us now, doing God only knows what, so it's not like I can run out into the hallway. I feel a heavy hand on my shoulder, and Ger is back, a big smile on his lean face. "Zi, right? We're going to get you into hair and makeup briefly—just a few minutes—and then we'll be ready." I glare at my sister. "Are you going to explain this to him, or am I?" Lux takes Ger's arm. "We'll be right over." Ger laughs and nods. "No problem. Kai's in a meeting so we've got a few minutes." Lux doesn't even give me a second to yell at her. "Look, I know this is weird, and I know this wasn't what you expected. But you've been single for two years now. Not a single date...text...anything." She grips my arms, staring into my eyes. "You need to have some fun. Let loose a little. This is safe; these are nice folks, they're doing cool things, and you get to make out with someone for a few minutes without any repercussions. Maybe you'll rediscover your sex drive." "I have a perfectly fine sex drive, thank you very much." But I can't deny her words. I've worked so much and so hard, and if I'm honest, it's been easier than even contemplating dating again. She knows why I haven't stepped toe on the field again, and she's probably right: if I'm not thrown into the pool, I might never swim again. But that doesn't mean I'm letting her off the hook. "Why didn't you just tell me what this was all about?" "Because you'd never have come. And you need this, Zi. You need something. God, you're younger than me, yet you act like you're older." I stick my tongue out at her. "Easy for you to say, Ms. Hottie-with-a-Scottie." She grins, any mention of her love Fin MacKenzie turning her cheeks pink with delight. "Very true. And we need to find you your hottie, okay? But first, we have to get you in fighting condition. Today might be a good ice breaker." I widen my eyes and blow out a breath. "I'm not sure making out with a stranger is going to fix anything." "Maybe not." She steers me towards a door on the other side of the room. "But it can't hurt."

Here I am, makeup-ed and my hair spritzed and coiffed—the stylist insisted my long locks should be down in soft curls and used a surprisingly small amount of makeup—and I'm standing on "my mark," an "X" of black tape on the floor. "Just do what comes naturally," Ger says, patting my shoulder. "We're looking for honest reactions." "Don't I need another party for this?" I ask, my acidic tone a result of my nerves. Ger chuckles. "You do. He's on his way." I'm just hoping he's not a stunt double for a hunchback. Lux stands off-camera, chatting with a "grip," or at least, I think that's what the woman's called. A gaffer? I can barely remember my own name at this point. In order to make me feel more comfortable, Ger introduced me to several of the people standing around in casual wear, some manning cameras and mics, others with clipboards. There's not that many people—maybe eight, total, but it seems like a lot in this small space. "Sorry that took so long," echoes a deep voice behind Ger. "No worries, Kai. Zi, this is our executive producer, Kai Isaac." I'm not a short woman, but Kai makes me feel tiny. If the man didn't play basketball, coaches somewhere must've drowned in sorrow. His dark hair, wavy, in a rumpled, not-quite-styled look begs to be touched. Like the rest of the crew, he wears jeans and a t-shirt, and he moves with an elegance that belies his casual air. But I'm captured by his gaze. Smoky green and muted amber, with flecks of gold around the center, and when those eyes meet mine, there's a softness that steals my breath. "Good to meet you," he says with a smile. His hand feels huge around mine as we shake, and I struggle to find my tongue. "Y-you as well." "Now that we're all here, we can get started." Ger steps back, leaving Kai and me facing each other. "Remember: we want this to be honest, so try to relax. We're going to roll tape, and you're going to get started when you're ready. And...action." Suddenly, the room seems too small and too big at the same time. Kai looks down at me, his full lips curved with a small grin. "Are you okay?" "We're not supposed to talk or something first?" I lick my lips, my mouth dry, and I'm wildly aware that I didn't chew gum after eating breakfast. God, is my breath bad? "Not really. The goal is to show what happens when strangers lose themselves in another person." I'm pretty sure I'm already lost. I trail my hand through my hair, nerves fluttering. How am I still upright? He steps closer, reaches for my hands. His touch is gentle, and he draws my palms up to his shoulders. "Pretend we're in a club, and I've gotten up the nerve to ask the most beautiful woman in the room for a dance. You don't know me, but there's something between us." He grins, both charming and teasing. His broad shoulders are hard beneath my fingers, and as his hands rest lightly on my waist, it's impossible not to melt against him, to feel his long, muscled body against mine. "I don't know how to dance," I whisper, then want to kick myself. With my hormones firing like loose cannons, anything's liable to come out of my mouth. "I'll teach you." With aching slowness, he lowers his mouth to mine. His lips are soft, curious, and as we explore each other, he tightens his hold around me, his fingers slipping into my hair. He deepens the kiss, his tongue sliding against mine, and he tastes of cinnamon with a hint of coffee. I can barely take a breath as I dissolve against him. His palm grazes my hip, seeking purchase as he presses me closer, and I can feel the hard length of him against my lower stomach. Some part of me is relieved: I'm not the only one getting turned on. A small voice in the back of my mind reminds me that I'm making out with a total stranger, but that doesn't seem to make much impact. Or maybe, that's the point? Minutes—hell, it could be hours—pass, and we break away, both breathing heavily. I catch a faint whiff of something mildly spicy—aftershave?—mixed with him, and I want more. He holds my face close, his gaze seeking. Satisfied, his lips brush against mine. An invitation, and one I'm more than happy to oblige. This time, I guide our pace, mouths hungry and wanting, my hands exploring the hard planes of his back and shoulders. He answers easily but doesn't push. Instead, I take us deeper, dropping my hand to his ass and pulling him against me. His mouth trails to my neck, searing my skin with kisses and small nips. It's all I can do not to moan. His fingers slide beneath my tank, over the bare skin of my lower back, as his lips blaze a path over my shoulder and collarbone. My knees weaken, and I hold onto him as every nerve ending sparks with pleasure. I'm ready to explode when he gently pulls back, drawing his hands up to my shoulders. "I'd love to enjoy you even more, but I'm not sure if you'd want that on camera," he says softly.

  Once she's had a taste, can Zi resist Kai's heat? Get your copy of Tracing the Line to find out! 


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The Playlist 
This was a challenging one to find music for...only because there are so many songs that inspired me while writing this book!
About Ally Bishop When you do something effortlessly and people commend you continuously, you have found your gift. That’s what I tell people all the time. And it’s true.ally
I get story. I always have. I started writing when I was 8 on a Smith Corona (the electronic kind — I’m not THAT old). I wrote stories in every spiral notebook I had. Eventually, I graduated to a Mac (yes, I’m one of THOSE people). I imagined new worlds, emotional conflicts, and HEAs while I waited at stoplights or wandered the grocery store. But here’s the thing: I didn’t just dream it up and write it down — I critiqued what I read. I knew when ideas were good, and when they stunk. I ran writing groups, judged creative contests, and eventually got two graduate degrees in writing. That’s right: I love it that much. So here I am, years later, writing kickass heroines and devastating good guys, along with some mystery and vampires thrown in (I promise: THEY’RE COMING). And what’s really cool? I do what I love. Wanna write a success story for your life: I promise you, that’s it. Do what you love. And hopefully, you can make a living at it too. That’s the golden ticket, Charlie. And chocolate doesn’t hurt, either… The serious stuff: I have an M.A. in creative writing, as well as an M.F.A. in creative writing with a focus in publishing. I produce two podcasts, host one, and am a freelance editor and publicist over at Upgrade Your Story. In my free time (what is that, exactly?), I read, workout, game, and converse. I’m a high introvert despite my extroverted behaviors, so you’ll find me behind my computer most days. I’m married to the wild and brilliant Billy Crash, have two dogs who are filing to change their species designation to “human,” and can often be found wandering Manhattan in search of the perfect writing spot. You can find me at Twitter at @upgradestory & @allyabishop, Facebook, Pinterest, and my website.

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