The Gravedigger’s Son, an all new must read Charley Davidson novella from New York Times bestselling author Darynda Jones and 1,001 Dark Nights, is available now!
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Darynda Jones comes a new story in her Charley Davidson series…
The job should have been easy.
Get in. Assess the situation. Get out. But for veteran tracker Quentin Rutherford, things get sticky when the girl he’s loved since puberty shows up, conducting her own investigation into the strange occurrences of the small, New Mexico town. He knew it would be a risk coming back to the area, but he had no idea Amber Kowalski had become a bona fide PI, investigating things that go bump in the night. He shouldn’t be surprised, however. She can see through the dead as clearly as he can. The real question is, can she see through him?
But is anything that’s worth it ever easy?
To say that Amber is shocked to see her childhood crush would be the understatement of her fragile second life. One look at him tells her everything she needs to know. He’s changed. So drastically she barely recognizes him. He is savage now, a hardened—in all the right places—demon hunter, and she is simply the awkward, lovestruck girl he left behind.
But she doesn’t have time to dwell on the past. A supernatural entity has set up shop, and it’s up to them to stop it before it kills again.
While thousands of questions burn inside her, she has to put her concern over him, over what he’s become, aside for now. Because he’s about to learn one, undeniable fact: she’s changed, too.
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“Intruder!” Kyle said from behind him, a day late and a dollar short.
Quentin glared at him, and Kyle stepped back reflexively. Then he refocused his glare on Amber.
“What?” she asked, her hackles rising as hackles are wont to do.
“What are you doing here?” Again, his signs were sharp with irritation.
As Amber sat in utter astonishment—He Who Must Not Be Named was literally the last person on Earth she’d expected to see today—she used the break to take him in.
How much could a guy change in five years?
If Quentin Rutherford was any indication, a hella lot.
She barely recognized him. He’d hardened—in all the right places. His shoulders had widened more than most twenty-seven-year-olds. He’d always been muscular, even when they were kids, but either he’d been hitting the gym, or he’d been magically photoshopped. The hills and valleys that covered his body to exquisite perfection could be seen through the long-sleeved T-shirt he wore, his biceps stretching the seams to their limits. And the jeans, the ones with a few holes here and there, were not a fashion statement so much as a favored pair of work pants.
“Ms. Kowalski?” Kyle said.
Quentin turned to him, and Amber caught a glimpse of two things: the profile of his steely buttocks that had developed as much as the rest of him, and a particularly well-placed rip in the worn jeans that showed part of the indentation in his left ass cheek. The fact that he wasn’t wearing underwear was a bonus. How could anyone she hated so much be so startlingly drop-dead sexy? Life was not fair.
Then she realized something. He’d heard Kyle. Quentin had turned when Kyle spoke, and she wondered if he’d finally gotten a pair of hearing aids. They’d never helped him that much before, so he never wore them, but technology had advanced a lot since then. Maybe they had more powerful aids now that could help him hear.
She snuck a glance but didn’t see any mechanical earpieces. Interesting.
When he turned back to her, she couldn’t get over how much he’d changed. His hair was shorter now and a little darker but still a rich, tawny blond. And he’d either started wearing it spiked, or he had bedhead. Either way, he was even more gorgeous than before. Full mouth. Straight nose. Deep blue eyes like the cobalt on a ceramic bowl.
About Darynda Jones
NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier, and her books have been translated into 17 languages. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that legacy. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.
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Thalia Santiago is the daughter of my enemy.
A beautiful rebel with a single cause.
And ripe for her father’s undoing.
I recognized her the moment she stepped into my casino.
I watched her start the fires that burned her pretty fingers, and then I poured gasoline on the flames.
Now she’s in my debt, and her dues are a shiny gold ring and a vow of deception.
I’ll bend her.
I’ll break her.
I’ll turn our mockery of a marriage into a battlefield.
And that river of bad blood that flows between our two families?
I’ll make it an ocean of hate.
Cora Kenborn is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes in multiple genres from dark and gritty romantic suspense to laugh-out-loud romantic comedy.
I live in the UK with my husband and two young daughters… But if I ever found myself stranded on a desert island, I’d like a large pink gin to keep me company. Cillian Murphy wouldn’t be a bad shout either…
Movies & stuff…
Before I started writing, I worked for seventeen years in the TV and movie industry. I started my career on the hit UK ITV show ‘Blind Date’ before moving into Music TV (MTV, T4) and then movie and drama production, with a brief (three year) flirtation at the BBC’s Natural History Unit thrown in there as well.
I’ve been really lucky to travel all over the world with my former job, working with the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, MTV, Walden Media, Warner Bros & 20th Century Fox, amongst many others. All my experiences have helped shape my stories – from the amazing places I’ve visited to hanging out with some really fun A-listers.
The McAllister Brothers Book Two
By Author Julia Justiss
Purchase: The Cowboy
Genre/Trope: #ContemporaryRomance #ExMilitaryHero #SingleMotherWidow
My Rating: 5
POV: Third-person alternating perspectives
Kindle: 195 pages
Publication: May 11th 2021
Read: April 27th 2021 *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing
Add to TBR: The Cowboy
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He’s not looking for anything serious…
When his older brother asks him to move back to Whiskey River to help run the family ranch, former Marine Grant McAllister feels obligated to agree. After spending two years recovering from battle injuries, coming home finally feels right. Relishing being back on the land, Grant decides to refurbish the family’s old hunting cabin as his new home. When the artisan designer he hires turns out to be a beautiful, intriguing woman, he hopes to mix business with a little pleasure.
She needs to remain uninvolved…
After the death of her Marine husband, a pregnant Abby Rogers moved to Whiskey River to be closer to her husband’s family and escape her controlling mother. Reinventing herself as a designer, she now focuses on her business and mothering her young daughter. She has no time for relationships—no matter how tempting she finds her handsome new client. But when her wealthy mother threatens to sue for custody of her daughter, Grant’s shocking offer forces her to listen to her heart.
My 📝Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
This book was even better than the previous McAllister brother’s book; Ex-military hero and a widowed heroine with an adorable daughter. From the moment these two are on the pages together, you can feel more than just chemistry. There is a strong pull and while Grant would love nothing more than to explore that attraction, Abby isn’t looking for a relationship. Abby has enough on her plate with running her small business and raising her adorable daughter. In addition, Abby is fearful of falling in love again. As you can expect, Abby keeps Grant at a good distance and yet she can’t help getting to know him. The way he is with Abby’s young daughter is only another thing to like about Grant. Abby knows her heart is fighting a losing battle.
This book is well written with a steady flow. There are emotional moments and a bit of angst along with a slow burn romance. I didn’t mind the time it took for Grant and Abby to become a couple. The author did a great job at building the friendship first. I also loved the Texas country and secondary characters that gave me even more enjoyment. While I will admit, Grant and Abby had some emotional obstacles to get over, I appreciated the slower pace.
I absolutely love when an author not only immerses me in the story, but puts me there as well. This author painted the perfect scenes, wrote engaging monologue as well as dialogue and all around gave me a five star novel.
While I was provided an advanced reading copy of The Cowboy, this is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂
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★✩★ RELEASE BLITZ ★✩★
By EVELYN MONTGOMERY
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It doesn’t have to be a best seller.
It doesn’t have to be something no one has ever read!
So why am I making this so damn difficult?
I need to focus.
To push past the writer’s block, the fear, the taunting rejection that they’ll all think this new book of mine sucks a big di**!
Am I allowed to say that?
Screw it, because I just did, and it totally does, at least in my mind.
I don’t need distractions!
Especially mouth-watering, panty-dropping, dirty talking, self-gratifying distractions.
Distractions that cause my breath to catch, my thighs to clench, my center to quickly dampen, and my brain to scream only two self-gratifying words.
Yes fu** please!
OK, that was three!
Never mind the fact that he’s my new boss.
Forget the idea that he corners me into a fake engagement – the first day we meet!
Ignore the obvious evidence that I can’t, for the life of me, stay away from Brettly Beckett!
And what’s more, I don’t want to!
And he doesn’t make it easy!
No, my lucky readers, he’s not backing down without putting in some very hard-to-resist, self-pleasure seeking, efforts.
Gifting me with the nickname Peaches, he makes it known he’s dead set on claiming my peach the first chance he gets, and the sooner the better.
But I quickly learn that’s a development that could prove too self-destructive if we let it.
After all, it’s like they say, not everything in life can be as sweet as a peach.
About the author:
Born and raised in California, Evelyn Montgomery now resides in Central Kentucky with her husband and three children. Writing all types and troupes in romance, her novels include love stories that center around contemporary, suspenseful, thriller, phycological, comedy and much more. One thing readers can always except when reading one of her books is a twist somewhere between the pages they’d never see coming. With over 10 novels currently published, her goal is to keep producing a fictional world that isn’t forced, but genuine, heartfelt, and desirable.
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Never Enough of Her by Elisa Leigh
7 Deadly Sins Series
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Dante Falcone is bored. He’s surrounded by beautiful women every night at work, yet none of them have caught his attention. One night a group of college girls come into 7 Deadly Sins, the bar he manages. He doesn’t give them a second thought until a beautiful straggler walks in behind them looking completely out of place. He’s obsessed from the moment he sees her.
Ava Mclemore is boring. That’s what her friends think of her anyway. According to them, all she does is go to class and stay home and study. Out to prove them wrong, she tags along one night when they go out. She didn’t know they’d be going to the hottest nightclub in Knoxville or that she’d meet a man that made her think of something other than school.
Will Dante teach her things she’s never learned before. Will Ava give him the chance he needs to make her his?
Claire Ashlynn, Barbra Campbell, Elisa Leigh, M.K. Moore, Rachelle Stevensen, Andi Lynn, & Colbie Kay are pleased to present:
7 Deadly Sins. A nightclub where bad deeds are done in the dark… Sloth, Pride, Envy, Lust, Greed, Wrath, and Gluttony never looked so good. Come sin with us…
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HURRICANE SUMMER by Asha Bromfield; On-sale: May 4th, 2021
Jacket Copy: In this sweeping debut, Asha Bromfield takes readers to the heart of Jamaica, and into the soul of a girl coming to terms with her family, and herself, set against the backdrop of a hurricane.
Tilla has spent her entire life trying to make her father love her. But every six months, he leaves their family and returns to his true home: the island of Jamaica.
When Tilla’s mother tells her she’ll be spending the summer on the island, Tilla dreads the idea of seeing him again, but longs to discover what life in Jamaica has always held for him.
In an unexpected turn of events, Tilla is forced to face the storm that unravels in her own life as she learns about the dark secrets that lie beyond the veil of paradise―all in the midst of an impending hurricane.
Hurricane Summer is a powerful coming of age story that deals with colorism, classism, young love, the father-daughter dynamic―and what it means to discover your own voice in the center of complete destruction.
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Asha Bromfield is an actress, singer, and writer of Afro-Jamaican descent. She is known for her role as Melody Jones, drummer of Josie and the Pussycats in CW’s Riverdale. She also stars as Zadie Wells in Netflix’s hit show, Locke and Key. Asha is a proud ambassador for the Dove Self-Esteem Project, and she currently lives in Toronto where she is pursuing a degree in Communications. In her spare time, she loves studying astrology, wearing crystals, burning sage, and baking vegan desserts. Hurricane Summer is her debut novel.
We touch down at 1:46 p.m. local time.
Warm air floods the plane as the doors open, and the sweet
aroma of fruit wafts in the air. Passengers race to grab their
bags as the thick accent comes over the PA once again:
“Ladiez and gentle-mon, welcome to Kingston, Jamaica. It
iz a beautiful day here on the island, and we wish you nothing
but irie on your travels. It has been our pleasure to have you on
board. As always, thank you for flying Air Jamaica.”
I gently shake Mia awake as Patois begins to pour out all
around us. I grab our backpacks from the cabin, and we throw
them over our shoulders before trudging off the plane.
As we make our way through the busy airport, we are surrounded by a sea of rich, dark skin. I feel courageous as we
navigate through the brown and black bodies, and I can’t help
but wonder if the feeling of belonging is why Dad loves it so
Once we clear at customs, we continue our trek through
the massive airport. All around us, people smile and laugh,
and there is a mellowness to their pace. Most of the women
wear bright colors and intricate braids in their hair, Afros, or
long locks down their backs. An array of sandals and flip-flops
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highlight all the bright painted toenails as Mia and I weave
through the crowd.
“Stay close!” I yell, grabbing on to her hand. When we find
the exit, I grow nervous knowing what awaits us on the other
side. I look to Mia. “You have everything?”
“Okay,” I whisper to myself. “Let’s do this.”
With our suitcases lugging behind us, we spill out of the
doors and into the hot sun. The heat immediately consumes
me, and it is amplified by the chaos and noise that surrounds
us. The streets are packed. Loud horns blare, and people yell
back and forth in thick, heavy Patois accents. Men argue on
the side of the road, their dialect harsh as they negotiate the
rates for local shuttle buses. Along the roads, merchants sell
colorful beaded jewelry and fruit so ripe that I can taste it in
the air. Women wear beautiful head wraps and sell plantains
and provisions, bartering back and forth with eager travelers.
People spew out of overcrowded taxis, desperate to catch their
flights as others hop in, desperate to get home. The sun pierces
my skin as the humidity and gas fumes fill my lungs. The action is overwhelming, and I feel like a fish out of water. As we
wait by the curb, there is no sight of our father.
“What if he forgot?” Mia asks.
“He wouldn’t,” I reply. “Mom just talked to him.”
“What if he got the time mixed up?”
“He’ll be here.”
But the truth is, when it comes to our father, I can never be
I fight with this idea as five minutes turn into ten, and ten
The heat blazes, and sweat drips down my stomach.
I check my watch: forty-two minutes.
I pull my pink hoodie over my head to reveal a white tank
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top, tying the hoodie around my waist to better manage the
heat. Without my phone, I have no way of contacting him to
see where he is.
But he said he’d be here.
He gave us his word.
Fifty-six minutes later, our father is nowhere to be found.
My eyes frantically search the crowd as I ponder how much
his word is truly worth. Time and time again, he has proven
that the answer is not much. I turn to Mia, ready to tell her
to head back inside. Worry graces her face for the first time
since we left. Her carefree attitude fades as the concern of a
nine-year-old takes over. I can’t stand to see her like this, and
I’ll do whatever it takes to escape the feeling that is bubbling
inside of me.
We’ll take the first plane out.
“Mi, Dad’s not coming. Let’s go back insid—”
“Yow! Tilla!” A deep voice interrupts me mid-sentence. I
whip my head around to find my father standing a few
feet away with two freshly sliced pineapple drinks in hand.
“Daddy!” Mia screams. She drops her things on the curb
and sprints toward him. My heart does somersaults.
One glimpse of my father and I am a child again.
My new co-worker… not a fan.
Well, I do like the way he looks, the way he moves, and the way his forearms flex when he rolls the sleeves of his dress shirt up. But I hate how much pleasure he takes when he makes fun of me for using a matchmaker.
I’ve always gone after what I want. Why should love be any different?
After I find a letter in my apartment that foretells me falling for someone, our banter turns into kissing which turns into more and soon, we find ourselves hiding our work affair from our boss and co-workers.
What could be worse than having to pretend you don’t love the man you pass multiple times in the hallway every day? Finding out you’re competing with him for the promotion you’ve both wanted your entire careers and knowing that neither one of you will back down.
Good on Paper is an enemies to lovers, co-worker romance with storage room sexy times and lots of laughs. No cheating. HEA. Buy now or borrow through Kindle Unlimited.