Release Day Blitz Fragile Tension by Irene Colabianchi w/Excerpt

Tuesday, July 17, 2018


Title: Fragile Tension 
Author: Irene Colabianchi 
Series: Currently a Standalone Title
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self Published (Irene Colabianchi)
Release Date: July 17 2018 (International Market)(US)
Edition/Format: 1st Edition (US)/Format ~ eBook & Print 
Blurb/Synopsis: 

Asher Keaston is a young airline pilot who is disappointed by his childhood and the loss of the most important person in his life. 
Eleonor Meier is convinced that she can recuperate a reality of which she has no memory. 
An encounter that is not really fortuitous between the two, convinces Asher that the only way to free himself of his past and live a torment-free future, is to destroy the beautiful and passionate woman who has taken over his memories and his desires.  
Eleonor hates Asher's eyes, his intense and intrusive look, his oppressive and arrogant ways, but passion and fate will change their destiny once again, that destiny that had separated them four years before.
Asher is convinced of his plan, but instead will find himself always more involved in what he actually feels for Eleonor, a desire that never died.  Eleonor will discover that there is a deep secret in Asher's eyes that could shock her existence.  
What if the destruction of Eleonor will be Asher's final condemnation?

Flash Fiction Friday ~ 7 Deadly Sins w/ Dawn Kirby

Friday, July 13, 2018
Dawn will be giving us shorts loosely based on the 7 Deadly Sins. Each Sin of  pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth will each get 2 shorts a begging for the first round one each week and a conclusion the second round again one each week.

This Weeks Sin is Wrath.

We Hope YOU Enjoy. If You Do Please Leave a Comment We Would Love to Hear Your THOUGHTS.




Anger Management  (Wrath Part 1)

By Dawn Kirby

Anger. Anger leads us down a dark and dangerous path. If you’re not careful, you may end up with exactly what you want and nothing at all. 

Walk with me…

I was once a happy man. I had everything any guy could ask for. A gorgeous wife; a partner. A woman who was willing to stick with me through thick and thin as we wound up wrapped in each other’s arms by night’s end. She was selfless and always had a smile on her face. Everything she did was for our little family. 
Children. Three of them. They worshipped the ground I walked on. Always so happy to see Daddy walk through the door after a long day. My little monkeys may not have been perfect, but they were mine. We played. We laughed. We loved. 
Good times. 

Until…

Until anger began to scratch at me. An itch here or there at first. Like a demon, it crept in on me. Before I knew it, that demon had me. It’s hold so strong, I couldn’t shake it. It festered inside me like a cancer. Then it spread. 

Little things annoyed me. Things I never took notice of before. Things that ultimately didn’t matter. I know that now. 

My smiles turned into scowls. Compliments turned into criticisms. Harsh ones. My kids wanted less and less to do with me. My wife tried to be understanding, but you can only push a good woman so far. 

I demanded things I knew I shouldn’t. Things I knew would hurt the ones I cared about the most. No family. No friends. I wanted them all home, but wanted them to leave at the same time.  

I didn’t care about my job anymore. I didn’t care about anything. I wanted what I wanted and nothing else mattered. I wanted peace and quiet. I wanted sex. I wanted money. I wanted a vacation. I couldn’t have any of it all the time and I blamed everyone but myself. 

My wife had never been one to waste. Money or otherwise. I on the other hand, as finances grew tighter, she buckled down, never hesitating to say no. That word. That one two letter word would come to piss me off more than anything in this world ever could. It was MY money after all. I could spend it on whatever the hell I wanted too. 

NO. Bills first. 

Kids are loud. They’re expensive. They’re never satisfied. As I look back now I realize they were just kids. Pretty damn good ones truth be told. Of course I couldn’t see that then. I didn’t think about the things my wife said. Patience, she’d urge. 
True enough, but I didn’t have time. I needed them to straighten up. I needed them to grow up. And when the time came to leave the nest- just go. 

Go.

I should have listened to her. 

Hear fear annoyed me. Their crying annoyed me. The other driver pissed me off. What idiot waits until the last minute to merge when there’s ample time and warning? Damn fool.

I refused to let him in, but he was determined. So was I. his truck nudged mine. I didn’t budge. My wife begged me to give. My kids sat in the back, terrified. I would have seen it had I looked in the rearview mirror. 

The guy sped up. So did I. The longer he fought me, the angrier I became. I was right. I was here first. I obeyed the law. I was staying right where I was.  

The approaching overpass didn’t even make me see reason. Especially after the dude flipped me off. The nerve! By then all I saw was red. Every ounce of anger I felt for the last few years crushed in on me at once. My temper boiled over. 

The next time his truck nudged mine, I turned my wheel and smashed mine into his. I knew there was collateral damage, but at that moment I didn’t care. Neither did he. It was a battle of wills. Principle. The kids started to cry louder. My wife screamed, begging me to stop. I didn’t listen. He hit us again. My truck went into the guardrail. I swerved, hitting him again. 

He thought he’d pass me when a spot opened up as we entered the overpass. I sped up to close the gap. That’s when I heard it. A shot. Still I pushed on. Just ahead of him. Another shot. Then a crash. 

Our truck plowed through the vehicles in front of us. Mangled metal, horns, yelling, chaos. I’m not sure what we hit, but we finally crashed. My head hit the steering wheel. Air bags deployed. I felt hands pulling me out of the seat. 

With all the noise around me, there was an odd silence. I couldn’t hear my wife’s voice. The kids were no longer crying. As they laid me out on the pavement, I looked toward the truck. It was unrecognizable. Try as I might, my hearing was gone. 

If only. 


   




Dawn Kirby lives in West TX with Jamie, her husband of 17 years and their three , DECEIT and TRIBULATIONS. All three part of the paranormal romance Serenity Series published by Twisted Core Press. Her work is also featured in several 7DS Books anthologies such as SEVEN DEADLY SINSA MAN’S PROMISELINGER, among several others. Another short, DATE NIGHT was published in 13 Tales of the Paranormal by Firefly and Wisp. To find out more about Dawn's work please visit www.dawnmkirby.com.
SECRETS
wonderful children Tristan, Aishlynn and Shelby. She's the author of 

Places to find Dawn Kirby 
Website

The Serenity
Series
All Links Go to Amazon

Secrets Book 1
Deceit  Book 2
Tribulations Book 3  





Spotlight REN: Reposed by Brittany Quagan

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Title: REN: Reposed
Author: Brittany Quagan
Series: REN Trilogy Book 2
Genre: YA Fiction
Publisher: BalboaPress
Release Date: Feb 2 2018
Edition/Format: 1st Edition/ Format ~ eBook & Print
Blurb/Synopsis:

From foster kid to awkward teen, Ren Nagel has always wanted to be "normal." But, that's probably never going to happen. Ren is just a little more than human––she's an Implement sent to Earth to save the world. She knows what she's supposed to be doing, but for now, Ren is ignoring all the signs.

Bound by promises made a very long time ago, and with the help of her friends––some human, some not––Ren reluctantly sets out on an adventure that, if it doesn't kill her, will change her life––and everyone else's.
There are other Implements out there whose help she needs to keep humanity from destroying itself, but first she's got to find them. And then, she's got a few debts to pay with her old friend Karma ...

Spotlight REN: Awakened by Brittany Quagan

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Title: REN: Awakened
Author: Brittany Quagan
Series: REN Trilogy Book 1
Genre: YA Fiction
Publisher: BalboaPress
Release Date: Aug 2 2016
Edition/Format: 1st Edition/ Format ~ eBook & Print
Blurb/Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Ren Nagel knows that the strange things she's seen are real--even if no one else believes her. But, when she's locked up in a psychiatric hospital; she loses hope that anyone will ever truly be on her side.

Then everything changes. With the help of a new friend, Ren breaks out. It's when she's on the run that she learns who she really is.

Hunted by evil, Ren must learn to control a power she never knew she had, organize a coalition of people she never knew existed, and remind humanity why fighting the darkness is a big part of being human.

Sometimes, feeling different is much more than just a feeling. For Ren, it means the fate of the world.

Fire and Granite by Andrew Grey

Tuesday, July 10, 2018



Title: Fire and Granite
Author: Andrew Grey
Series: Carlisle Deputies #2
Genre:  M/M Contemporary Romance/Law Enforcement
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 10 2018
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print
Blurb/Synopsis:

The heat is growing from the inside, but danger is building on the outside.
Judge Andrew Phillips runs a tight ship in his courtroom. He’s tough, and when he hands down a sentence, he expects to be obeyed. So when a fugitive named Harper escapes and threatens his life, Andrew isn’t keen on 24-7 protection… especially not from Deputy Clay Brown. They have a past, one that could cause problems in their careers.
But with Clay assigned to Andrew and the two of them together every minute, there’s nowhere to hide from their attraction—or from the fact that there’s much more than chemistry blooming between them. As the threat intensifies, Clay knows he’ll do anything it takes to protect the people who are taking their places in his heart: Andrew and his young niece and nephew.

Flash Fiction Friday ~ 7 Deadly Sins w/ Dawn Kirby

Friday, July 6, 2018
Dawn will be giving us shorts loosely based on the 7 Deadly Sins. Each Sin of  pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth will each get 2 shorts a begging for the first round one each week and a conclusion the second round again one each week.

This Weeks Sin is Lust.

This one is

OH SO DIRTY ENJOY ;)

We Hope YOU Enjoy. If You Do Please Leave a Comment We Would Love to Hear Your THOUGHTS.




Unsatisfied  (Lust Part 1)

By Dawn Kirby

John rolled over, wanting to pull his wife to him. Make her wake up and please him, but he knew better. As crazy as he was about her, she didn’t want the same things he did. In life she was everything he could ever ask for. A great mom. A wonderful wife. She always had a smile on her face. Everything she did was for him and their four boys. Behind the bedroom door though, well. 

 She was tired after being everything to everybody day in and day out. The last thing on her mind was trying something kinky once the lights went out. She wanted to be loved. He wanted to use her. Use her to take out all the frustrations and stresses he felt throughout the day. 

 With a sigh, he turned his back to her and beat the frustration into his pillow. Once it was as flat as possible, he laid his head down and stared at the wall. After a few minutes he was asleep. 

 Little did he know his lovely wife wasn’t asleep. Though Lynn’s eyes were closed, she was fully alert. Her body ridged, bracing against the inevitable. A touch she used to crave. An embrace she felt so safe in once now repulsed her.

 She knew what he wanted. He made it clear to her every time they spoke. Every text he sent. Him, her and another woman. Him, her and another man. A video recorder. Pictures. Not one minute of the day went by that she didn’t know exactly what was on his mind. 

 With tears streaming down her face, she choked back the sobs so she wouldn’t wake him and eventually cried herself to sleep, knowing she’ll never be enough. 

 I’ve bided my time with this one. I’ve hoped he’d eventually see more to their situation. Marriage after all is a two way street, inside and outside the bedroom. His problem is that all he sees, all he wants, all he cares about is satisfying desires only he craves. With this man there is no middle ground. No compromise. No matter what his wife has done or will do, it will never be enough. Not for him. 

 Before I slipped into his dreams, I drifted into hers. Nothing there but sleep. No dreams, no thoughts, no hidden desires. Pure exhaustion. Dreaming was simply a luxury she could no longer afford. 

 Turning my attention to him, I let myself sink deep into John’s subconscious. There I can see his wants and desires. There I can manipulate him. There I can play. There I can make dreams a reality.

 John sat in the hotel bar, swirling the ice in his glass nervously. He wasn’t one to put much stock in dreams, but when they feel as real as the one he’d had the night before, resisting seemed pretty stupid. Why go home to a fish when there was the possibility of there being a woman willing to be the vixen he wanted? 

 Not that he hadn’t stepped out on their vows before. What man hasn’t? It’s just the women he’d had were only one piece of the package. One might like pain. Another domination. While another might want passionate enthusiasm. None wanted all. 

 He glanced at his phone. Nine o’clock. Wasn’t that what she’d whispered in his ear just before his alarm went off? With any luck it was. With any luck, he’d be in heaven shortly thereafter. His thoughts went back to the dream. Everything he’d ever wanted.

 The screen on his phone lit up alerting him to Lynn’s latest text. He rolled his eyes. As much as he loves her, he needed this. One night without her. One night of lust filled sex, no inhibitions; balls to wall fucking. With a sigh he opened up the text and responded with the typical cheater response…Stuck at work. Be home late. Don’t wait up. 

 He didn’t even bother waiting for a response. He simply stuffed his phone in his pocket and dismissed any more thought of her or his boys. Tonight was about him. The fact that he might be crazy ran through his mind for the millionth time. 

 He downed the rest of his scotch and motioned to the bartender for another. 

 “I don’t think we’ll be needing that,” a woman’s voice said. He turned his head and saw the woman in his dreams. She flashed a key card and smiled. Her dazzling blue eyes were practically dancing. “Shall we fulfill those fantasies?” 

 John handed the bartender a twenty from his wallet and slid off the stool. The fair-haired woman took his hand and led him out of the bar and toward the elevators. He wanted to say something to her, but words failed him. He really hadn’t expected her to be real. Much less actually show up. 

 They stepped into the elevator and silently rode up to the tenth floor. Once the doors opened she led him to a suite at the end of the hall and slid the keycard into the lock. He waited for the green light and opened the door. 

 She walked past him. He stepped into the room and let the door close behind him. For a minute they stood in the middle of the room, looking at each other. She made the first move. And a bold move it was. 

 Her dress fell to the floor, leaving her standing nude just feet from him. She was perfect. Slim, toned body. Young. Untouched by age and childbirth. He reached out to touch her. Skin softer than silk. 

 She wrapped her arms around his neck and pushed her body against his. She could feel his heart racing; his desire pulsing.

 “I feel like I should at least know your name,” he said softly. 

 “Why?” she asked. “I’m only here for one thing. Who you are makes no difference to me.” 

 He raised his eyebrow and spun her around, forcing her face into the table. Formalities had officially been tossed aside. He unzipped his pants, spread her legs and rammed himself inside her. She cried out, but it was different. It was pleasure for her, not pain. He thrust harder. Her hips quickly fell into rhythm with his. 

 He dug his fingers into her hair and pulled her head back. Her hips stopped moving. He wrapped his arm around her waist and leaned over her. As much as he didn’t want to keep her where she was, there was so much more he wanted to do. 

 “The bed,” he said, pulling away from her. 

 She smiled. “I expected more.” 

 “Oh I’m not done.” He followed her to the bed. Before she could lie down he stopped her. He tossed a pillow on the floor. “Knees.” 

 She sunk to her knees in front of him. He dug his fingers into her hair again and rubbed the tip of his penis across her bottom lip. She closed her eyes as he slid it in and out of her mouth. Her lips closed around his shaft. He moaned, pulling her hair a little tighter. She rolled her tongue, sending shivers up his spine. He rocked his hips while her tongue drove him into a near frenzy. 

 When he couldn’t take it anymore, he pulled her up by her hair and into the bed. He kicked his pants off and knelt down in front of her. She spread her legs and waited. As soon as his shirt was off, he yanked her toward him. She gasped when she felt his teeth rake across her clit. Pleasure replaced pain when his tongue slipped inside her. 

 She forced her legs further apart, wanting to him to get as deep as he possibly could. His hand moved up her stomach until it locked around her breast. He squeezed hard; eventually pinching her nipple so hard it brought tears to her eyes. She squirmed under the pain and the low growl she heard come from him. 

 Her discomfort excited him. His lips closed around her clit as he started to suck. She rocked her hips, trying to loosen the seal he had on her. That only made him more excited. 

 He crawled on top of her and laid his arm across her throat while his tongue made slow circles around her nipples. As he began to suck, the pressure on throat grew. She could feel her airway being forced closed. His free hand groped at her thigh until he finally forced his hand inside her. Despite herself, she stiffened. Pleasure on her end was gone.

 Not that he seemed to mind. He was oblivious to her lack of participation. He had a woman and he was free to use her in any way he saw fit. And he did. 

 For hours she endured the biting, the pinching, the spanking. He tied her up with the sheets. He squeezed her throat so tight she’d almost blacked out. Over and over she felt the world slip away. 

 When he released her again she rolled away from him and onto the other side of the bed. He darted over the bed after her. She’d almost made it to the bathroom when he caught her arm and pulled her back to him. 

 “Not much longer now, my dear,” a voice whispered to her.
“Keep him at ease.” She rolled her eyes at the voice and steeled herself back into character. She thought she’d turn the tables on him and bit his neck. He winched and grabbed her face, squeezing her cheeks hard. Right then he realized pain wasn’t something he wanted or enjoyed.

 “You give it, but can’t take it,” she said when he let her face go. 

 “Keeping all this bottled up night after night does that.” He raked his fingers up and down her torso. She wanted to pull away, but thought better of it. “I need an outlet.” 

 A knock at the door brought her more relief than she cared to admit.

 “You might want to answer that,” she said, as she toyed with the hair on his chest.

 “Why would I do that?” he asked, ignoring the knock. “I’ve got exactly what I want right here.” 

 “Answer the door and you’ll see.”


Dawn Kirby lives in West TX with Jamie, her husband of 17 years and their three , DECEIT and TRIBULATIONS. All three part of the paranormal romance Serenity Series published by Twisted Core Press. Her work is also featured in several 7DS Books anthologies such as SEVEN DEADLY SINSA MAN’S PROMISELINGER, among several others. Another short, DATE NIGHT was published in 13 Tales of the Paranormal by Firefly and Wisp. To find out more about Dawn's work please visit www.dawnmkirby.com.
SECRETS
wonderful children Tristan, Aishlynn and Shelby. She's the author of 

Places to find Dawn Kirby 
Website

The Serenity
Series
All Links Go to Amazon

Secrets Book 1
Deceit  Book 2
Tribulations Book 3  





Review the Best Friend by K. Larsen


Title: the Best Friend
Author: K. Larsen
Series: Standalone (Interconnected Spin-Off of the Tutor)
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: July 6 2018
Edition/Format: Edition~ 1st /Format ~ eBook & Print
Blurb/Synopsis:

What she saw was enough to make her a liability. 

Aubry Clark was thrilled with the direction her life was headed.  AC Interiors, her design business, was taking off thanks to high profile clients like Liam Lockwood and Mike Chesterfield, giving her a chance. She could practically taste the success she was about to come into and the steamy cat and mouse games between her and perpetual bachelor, Mike, didn't hurt either. 

Until one day, just before sunrise, she went down to the docks to set up a photo shoot she'd dreamed up. She wanted to capture a colorful graffiti wall to use against the minimalist décor she had in mind for an upcoming project. But what she accidentally captured instead, was about to change her life forever.

The click of her camera shutter was the last untroubled sound she heard. When a muffled scream ripped through the air, Aubry turned around.

That was her first mistake. 

When men dressed in black, forcefully shoved a scantily-clad girl in a shipping container and set their sights on her, Aubry ran.

Little did Aubry know, her luck was about to run out.

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