Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Blog Tour & Review ~ How to Kiss a Rogue - Regency Novella by Amanda Mariel


How to Kiss a Rogue (book two Connected by a Kiss)

Amanda Mariel

Release Date: November 1, 2016

Length: 24k/novella

Heat Rating: 2

Genre: Historical Romance, Regency

Long Blurb:

A misunderstanding that wounds the bonds of friendship leads a lady to find the love of her life.

Lady Natalie's betrothal is ended and frees her to pursue the man of her dreams. During a holiday party she discovers the lord she desires in attendance. So hatches a plan to snare him.

Lord Christian St. Vella the Marquis of Knightly has no desire to marry. The more Lady Natalie chases the more irritated he becomes. As the party progresses he cannot help but see past her shallow exterior and recognizes a lady he could fall for.

Will they come together to share a unforgettable Christmastide?


Glancing from behind the fern, her stomach dropped. “Bradford,”—She came out into the open—“What are you doing here?”

“Knightly asked me to come in first.”

She released a breath she hadn’t known she had been holding. Christian was here. “You cannot stay.”

“I must. It would be highly improper to leave you unchaperoned with a man we are not related to.” Bradford smirked, shoving his hands in his pockets.

Natalie stepped up to him, placed her hands on his shoulders, and began pushing him toward the door. “Nothing untoward will happen as long as you leave now.”

Oh, why had she failed to think of a chaperone? Now Bradford had his nose squarely in the center of her scheme and he’d surely ruin everything.

A mischievous twinkle lit his eyes and he chuckled. “Nothing untoward will occur at any rate. Knightly has no wish to ruin you.”

Natalie’s face warmed and she gave another shove. “Mind your own affairs.”

“Perhaps I should tell Mother what you are about.”

“You would not dare! You cannot. Imagine what she would do, Bradford.” Natalie dropped her hands from his shoulders and gave him her best pouty look. “What do you think I am about? You act as though I am some sully maid,” She peered at him, her blood heated with angry indignation. How dare he think she was going about, carrying on trysting with men? No matter it was exactly her intended purpose…he should not assume such from her.

“Do calm yourself. Getting your skirts in a knot will change nothing.” Bradford shook his head. “We both know what you are doing here.”

She closed her eyes for a heartbeat. He was correct, she could no more lie to him than she could herself. “I beg of you, do not say a word to anyone.”

“You are quite entertaining.” He chuckled while he walked toward the door. “I will be directly outside should Knightly require my assistance.”

“You may well be the one in need.” Natalie reached for a nearby pot and flung it toward him. The projectile missed him, crashing into the floor. “You are not entertaining in the least.”

“You had better clean that mess up or Mother is certain to discover what you’ve been getting up to without my having to tell her.” His deep chuckle only increased in volume as he disappeared from the greenhouse.

She ought to have known he was teasing her. He no more wished for their parents to know his friend was secretly meeting her than she did. In retrospect, bringing Bradford along was a good plan on Christian’s part. As much as it pained her to admit it, he would ensure no one caught them alone together. Natalie released a sigh, then smoothed her skirts before Christian entered. Her heart pounded—this was her chance.

She stood still with one hip cocked to the left as he stepped into the greenhouse and approached her. “Lord Knightly, I am pleased you came.”

“You should be equally pleased that your brother was the only one to notice your note. Are you trying to get ruined?”

She swallowed at the harshness of his tone. “On the contrary, that is why I told you not to show it to anyone. Though I must confess, I am pleased Bradford came along. He will make an excellent look out.” She did her best to offer a charming smile despite her sudden nerves.

“And why would we need someone to watch out for us?” Christian leveled his penetrating stare on her.

She reached out a trembling hand and trailed the tips of her fingers across his strong jaw. Even through her gloves she felt his warmth seeping into her—imprinting on her soul. “I want a kiss. One more passionate than the one you bestowed on Lady Pippa.”

Teatime and Books Review

This is a dynamite Five Star tale, and one that will bring that Christmas spirit right into your home. Grab a cup of hot chocolate, tea or coffee and curl up in front of the roaring fire, for you will be transported back in time where love awaits all. This is my first book of Ms. Mariel's and I admit, I'm absolutely impressed with her talents and writing style. She sure can put pen to paper and weave quite a tale. 

We meet Lady Natalie first at a music recital, where she's very hurt by her friend Pippa and she gets back at her friend my humiliating her in front of all in attendance. Shortly after, Natalie is summoned into her fathers study and informed that it's been arranged for her to marry a man of her fathers choosing. Natalie is at first crushed, for she has her heart set on her childhood friend; Lord Christian St. Vella, Marquess is Knightly. At a holiday party in Natalie's honor to announce her betrothal, she runs into Knightly and she, her brother and group of friends, decide to play a game. Natalie has won the game and as her prize, she informs Knightly that she'd wish him to kiss her as her prize. To Knightly's surprise, for he now could see Natalie as the beautiful woman she'd grown into and no longer the snotty girl she once was. However, he resists his feelings and at first continues to push her away and unbeknownst to him, Natalie has been promised to another. Will Natalie be forced to marry another or will the love of her life, express his feelings and sweep her off her feet? A truly remarkable tale that will add so much spark to your Christmas Season this year! I highly recommend this book!


Author Bio and Links

Bestselling, Amazon All Star author Amanda Mariel dreams of days gone by when life moved at a slower pace. She enjoys taking pen to paper and exploring historical time periods through her imagination and the written word. When she is not writing she can be found reading, crocheting, traveling, practicing her photography skills, or spending time with her family.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Teatime and Books Review ~ A Wedding for Christmas: A Twilight, Texas Novel by Lori Wilde

A Wedding for Christmas: A Twilight, Texas Novel


Lori Wilde

Reviewed on October 25, 2016

Sweet, sensual and a funny read that must be on everyone’s Christmas list this year! A Dynamite 5 Stars for Lori Wild’s, A Wedding for Christmas: A Twilight, Texas Novel!

We first meet Katie Cheek in L. A. at a celebrity party, she’s switched places for Christmas with one of her best friends. She’s come to L. A. and her friend is staying in Twilight, Texas. Katie is feeling beautiful and for the first time in her life; sexy and sensual. She was the geeky kid back in school who wore glasses, had braces, frizzy hair and yes, an obsession for being neat. However, now gone are the glasses, braces and frizzy hair, the neat-freak still remains, but she’s feeling drop-dead gorgeous as she walks into the party, heads turn.

She knows men want her, but she isn’t pining after them. No, she’s still in love with her older brother’s best friend, Ryder Southerland. Ryder lived with them for a year when she was in eighth grade and Katie was smitten. However, the day after Katie kissed Ryder, he heads off to the Army and leaves her heart bleeding and thinking she’d scared him off.

Years later, at this fancy L. A. party, Ryder is a celebrity security guard and whilst chasing a stalker (or so he thinks) he knocks over this blonde lady in red and to his surprise, is his best friend’s little sister, Katie Cheek. Learning that Katie is not the stalker and was running to the women’s restroom because she got wasabi spilled on her and was now developing a severe rash, he offers her a ride home to his place.

Whilst there, he and Katie have a fling and the next day Katie runs back to Twilight Texas, thinking she’ll never see Ryder again. That is until a year later, when her brother and her best friend are getting married and who’s the best man, none other than Ryder himself. Also, in the mix, Katie is a professional organizer, having put her neat-freak habit to good use, she’s asked to take on a very severe case of hoarding. She usually turns down hoarders, but this one tears at her heart. It’s Ryder’s father, the Circle S, his home is filled with dirt and grime and buried to the hilt in trash and he comes home from the hospital in a matter of a couple of days. So Katie must work fast.

Whilst working her fingers to the bones, who comes knocking at the door, none other than Ryder himself. After learning of his step-mother’s death and hearing his father is in the hospital, he heads home early and goes to the Circle S, to find Katie standing in the doorway. In a whirlwind of twists and turns, Katie and Ryder are working feverishly to prepare his father’s home for his return and preparing for the upcoming wedding. All the while, they are growing more in love with one another. Can this bad boy from the past open his hardened heart and admit his feelings for Katie? Can this once geeky-girl-turned-gorgeous-woman open up and confess to her long-lived crush?

This is one of the best Christmas stories out there, reads like a Hallmark movie but with some passionate, and sultry scenes. You will fall in love with Katie and Ryder and root for their love all along. This story is filled with some deep family values and struggles that we can all relate to, to some degree. Also, the town of Twilight, Texas just draws you into their charm and Christmas festivities, the scenery in this book is so vivid you will feel as if you’re walking right down the streets. This was my first book of Lori Wilde’s and I must say I’m now, not only addicted to her writing, but addicted to this series and must get all of these book. I highly recommend this book, it will add some sparkle to your Christmas Season this year!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Teatime & Books Review ~ With Every Breath - A Slow Burn Novel by Maya Banks

With Every Breath
A Slow Burn Novel


Maya Banks

Avon Publishing

Teatime & Books Review

What a ride you will be taken on in this romantic suspense by Maya Banks. With Every Breath will leave the reader breathless and panting for more! Eliza Cummings was terrorized in her youth by a ghastly monstrous being and in her adult years she began working at a security service in order to stop evil beings from bringing harm to others. She's kept her past buried deep within her and not even her closest of friends knows what she's gone through, that is until her past comes back to haunt her. Wade Sterling has kept his cool demeanor throughout his life and has avoided ever getting too close to anyone that is until Eliza. He took a bullet for her once and he'll gladly do it again, in fact, he'll do anything to protect her... but can he protect his own heart as his cool exterior begins to melt away!

If you love a good romantic suspense, with lots of twists and turns and oh such passion between the H and h that the pages alight, then this is the book for you! I give this a high 5 stars! This was my first book of Maya Banks and I guarantee it won't be my last!

**Thank you to Avon Publishing for gifting me a copy of this book for an Honest Review**

Virtual Tour & Teatime and Books Review ~ My Fair Princess by Vanessa Riley

The Improper Princesses—three young women descended from royalty, 
each bound for her own thrilling adventure . . .

Improper Princesses #1
Vanessa Kelly
Releasing Aug 30th, 2016

Vanessa Kelly brought readers The Renegade Royals. Now, in a delightfully witty
new series, she introduces The Improper Princesses—three young women descended
from royalty, each bound for her own thrilling adventure . . .

Despite being the illegitimate daughter of a prince, Gillian Dryden is happily ignorant of all social graces. After growing up wild in Italy, Gillian has been ordered home to England to find a suitable husband. And Charles Valentine Penley, the excessively proper, distractingly handsome Duke of Leverton, has agreed to help transform her from a willful tomboy to a blushing debutante.

Powerful and sophisticated, Charles can make or break reputations with a well-placed word. But his new protégée, with her habit of hunting bandits and punching earls, is a walking scandal. The ton is aghast . . . but Charles is thoroughly intrigued. Tasked with taking the hoyden in hand, he longs to take her in his arms instead. Can such an outrageous attraction possibly lead to a fairytale ending?

     The next thing Gillian knew, he was shoving her down onto the sand. He came down on top of her, mashing her flat.
     It took her a moment to catch her breath, since there wasn’t a particle of air between them. She was certainly becoming intimately acquainted with various parts of Leverton’s impressive anatomy.
     “Who is it?” She felt a spurt of hope. Perhaps some of the smugglers had returned. Now that Teddy was safely out of the way, Leverton might even help her track them. They might not see eye to eye on everything, but he would be furious that smugglers were trespassing on his lands.
     “Wait,” he breathed out.
     He cautiously lifted his head to peer over the rise of sand between them and the beach. The sound of a cantering horse, hooves thudding into the hard-packed flats, quickly grew and then faded away down the beach. Leverton still didn’t move, his attention focused in the direction of the mysterious rider.
     “Could you please get off me,” she finally said. “You are completely squashing me.”
     He looked down at her and frowned, as if surprised to see her there. Gillian raised a sardonic brow.
     “I beg your pardon,” he murmured, as if they were on the dance floor and he’d simply trod on her foot.
     He rolled off, but kept an arm slung across her waist. Gillian tried to push it away, but it felt like a tree trunk was pinning her down. She let out an aggrieved sigh and dropped her head back onto the sand.
     “Whoever it was, he’s long gone,” she said. “Why are we still lying here?”
     “I just wanted to make sure,” Leverton answered. “I think it’s now safe to get up.”
     “I should hope so. I feel like I’ve spent half the night lying on this blasted beach.” With nothing to show for it but sand in her breeches and an irate duke.
     Leverton rolled into a crouch and then smoothly rose. He reached down a hand to pull her up. “And whose fault is that?”
     Gillian pulled the tails of her coat back in place and started brushing herself off. “Not mine. If you hadn’t shown up, I could have tracked the smugglers back to their lair. That, as you must admit, would have been very helpful.”
     “Their lair? Good God, you’ve been reading too many lurid novels. Wait, I forgot,” he said, holding up a hand. “You actually believe you’re living in one. You fancy yourself some sort of heroine, dashing about, trying to right all the wrongs of the world.”
     “No, I fancy myself as the hero.” She wiggled a leg, hoping to at least shake some of the sand from her backside down to her boot. “The heroines are always moaning and falling down in a faint, waiting for the men to rescue them. I don’t have time for that sort of nonsense.”
     “That is quite obvious to anyone who knows you. Well, I think we’ve both had enough larking about for one night. Are you ready to go, Miss Dryden, or shall we wait to see the sunrise?”
     “There’s no need for sarcasm, Leverton,” she said as she bent to retrieve her cap. It had fallen off when he tackled her. “And you still haven’t said if you recognized the rider. It wasn’t one of the smugglers, was it?”
     “No, it was a riding officer, on patrol. He was obviously too late to be of any use.”
     “Why didn’t you flag him down?” she snapped.
     “As I just said, there was no point,” he replied with exaggerated patience. “The smugglers were long gone.”
     “No point? He was on a horse. He could have easily caught up with them. What were you thinking to just let him go by like that?” Her mother would be horrified at the way Gillian was speaking to him, but she couldn’t help it. Leverton had let another opportunity slip away. What was wrong with the blasted man?
     “I was thinking I didn’t want to expose you to more scurrilous gossip,” he said, clearly growing irate again. “I am trying to protect your reputation, Miss Dryden. Explaining your presence here in the middle of the night to a riding officer would hardly assist me in achieving that goal.”
     “I don’t give a hang about my reputation,” she shouted. “That was our best chance to find my jewels, and you ruined it.”
     “It is blindingly obvious that you care not a whit for your reputation. You take every occasion to be outrageous, to behave like a—”
     He bit off whatever insult it was he was going to level. Then he sucked in a deep breath, as if trying to calm himself.
     “Gillian,” he said.
     She waved an impatient hand, ignoring the way her chest seemed to twist and tighten. His tone practically reeked with disdain. “Light-skirt? Doxy? Which is it? Go ahead and say it if it makes you feel better. It won’t bother me in the slightest.”
     It was a lie. She’d spent a lifetime learning to ignore the acidic little jabs and the steady drip of smirking insults, but the pain they’d caused was nothing compared to knowing he felt the same. It seemed to hollow her out, leaving an empty darkness that could never be filled.
     “I wasn’t going to say any such thing,” he said. “I never would.”
     “Well, it doesn’t matter. Now, can we please go?” She needed to move, to get away from him. Tears stung her eyes, and she could feel her throat going thick. The notion that she would cry over this—over him—was simply appalling. Gillian hadn’t truly cried since the death of her stepfather. That Leverton had the power to call forth such a dreadful sign of weakness infuriated her.
     Perversely, that made her want to cry even more. What in God’s name was wrong with her?
     She tried to shove past him again, but he stepped in front of her and grasped her shoulders.
     “Let me go.”
     “Not until you let me apologize,” he said in a gravelly voice.
     She tried to wriggle out from under his grip. His gloved fingers held her tight.
     “I don’t need any apologies from the likes of y-you.” Gillian almost fainted in horror to hear the break in her voice. She’d called him a coward, and yet here she was acting like a silly female with the vapors. As if his words truly had the power to harm her.
     Sadly, it appeared they did.
     She sniffed as she tried to steady herself. Unfortunately, one exceedingly defiant sob seemed intent on forcing itself out.
     Damn and blast.
     “Are you crying, Gillian?” Leverton asked in a voice of soft amazement.
     “Don’t be ridiculous. As if I would cry over something as stupid as this.” As if she would cry over the mistaken assumption that he liked her, when apparently he did not.
     “Then what is this I see on your cheek?” He gently brushed a gloved finger over her face. “Yes, there is a tear, sparkling like a jewel. How extraordinary.”
     “Don’t you dare make fun of me.” She glared up at him, rather a tricky feat when one was trying not to bawl.
     He barked out a laugh. “Believe me, I find this situation anything but amusing. Painful would be a more apt description.”         
     That dried her tears. “If you don’t let me go this instant, I will make you very sorry. And I don’t give a damn if you are a bloody duke.” He wouldn’t be the first man she’d kneed in the bollocks, and she didn’t suppose he’d be the last.

     “Right now, I don’t give a damn either.” And with that, Leverton hauled Gillian up on her toes and covered her mouth in a fierce, smoldering kiss.

Teatime and Books Review

I loved this story and give it a high 5 stars. How intriguing and lovable these characters were. I loved Gillian, she's such a determined young woman with a lot of tenacity. I must say I completely fell in love with both Charles and Gillian and they couldn't have made a better pair. The plot was beautifully written, with touches of intrigue and suspense throughout. The story kept me turning the pages! A lot of romance and passion throughout! Truly a remarkable read that you will want to add to your library!

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Vanessa Kelly is an award-winning author who was named by Booklist, the
review journal of the American Library Association, as one of the “New Stars of
Historical Romance.” Her Regency-set historical romances have been nominated
for awards in a number of contests, and her second book, Sex and The Single
Earl, won the prestigious Maggie Medallion for Best Historical Romance. Her
current series, The Renegade Royals is a national bestseller. Vanessa also
writes USA Today bestselling contemporary romance with her husband, under the
pen name of VK Sykes.

Q & A

Teatime and Books
1. Describe a typical writing day. Are you a morning, afternoon, or night-owl writer?

The only thing that’s typical is that I try to write, or at least revise and edit, every day. But when I’m in the first draft of a book, it’s important to write new words every day to keep the momentum going. I’m definitely not a morning person and late-at-night is totally out for me. I gave up all-nighters years ago!

2. Can you tell us about your current work-in-progress?

I just this week finished THREE WEEKS WITH A PRINCESS, Improper Princesses 2. The hero of that book, the Marquess of Lendale, is introduced in MY FAIR PRINCESS. Like all the books in the series, it’s loosely based on a famous movie musical. THREE WEEKS WITH A PRINCESS is based on Gigi, and is also a friends-to-lovers story. The heroine, Lia Kincaid, is from a long line of courtesans and is expected to take up the family business. Lia, however, really, really wants to become an actress. Unfortunately, she can’t act her way out of a paper bag, which leads to some interesting adventures!

Next up I start working on book three, which will feature a Scottish Highlander hero. That book is called THE HIGHLANDER’S PRINCESS BRIDE.

3. What inspires you when you’re writing?

This is kind of funny, but I actually use an app from a company called Brain Wave. I pop on my headphones and listen to the app, which generates a hum that’s supposed to stimulate the brain. I think it really helps. The truth is, however, some days you just have to force yourself to write, whether inspiration strikes or not.

4. What’s your favorite item on your writing desk?

I actually don’t have a writing desk, per se, although I do have a computer desk. For writing, I use a small portable desk, usually sitting in an armchair or on my bed, with my research and notes spread out around me. I also write on an Alphasmart, which is basically a lightweight portable typewriter. I guess that would be my favorite item, because I can’t imagine writing without it!

5. What’s your favorite genre and why?

Hmm. I’ve found it changes over time. For romance, it would be either historical romance or romantic suspense. As a reader, I’ve always loved thriller and mystery elements, so I’m always on the lookout for that. I’m also a big fan of historical mystery written in the first person. I love history, especially the Regency Era (no surprise there), and I love seeing a certain time and place through the eyes of one character.

6. Any advice you have for a blossoming author?

First off, write what you love and what you want to write, not what you think the market is looking for. Chasing trends rarely results in success, unless that writer genuinely enjoys what she’s writing. Second, take the time to learn your craft. We’re all tempted these days to throw a book or novella up quickly, hoping to make some extra cash. But if you’re really serious about establishing a writing career for the long term, you have to learn to write really, really good books. Even with natural talent, that usually takes time. Third—read a lot, and read widely in different genres. It’s the best teacher.

7. When you’re not writing, how do you spend your time?

I like to read, naturally, and my husband and I love watching really good TV and movies (The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Ray Donovan spring to mind). Basically, we have a pretty quiet, non-glamorous life. Since we live in a great neighborhood with lots of interesting stores, we tend to do most of our food shopping and errands on foot. I cook most nights, and I love spending time with family and friends—there’s never enough time for that!

8. What or who inspired you to become a writer?

Honestly? It was going through a particularly bad time in my life. I needed something that was just for me and that was a fun, creative outlet. I went to a romance writing conference around the time I started writing my first book, and that gave me some additional inspiration. But writing for me truly began as a way to focus on something positive and productive.

9. How long have you been writing? How long as a published writer?

In one form or another, I’ve been writing for most of my adult life. I was an English major in university and grad school, and I was also a professional researcher for a number of years. I began writing fiction about 10 years ago, and was first published in 2009.

10. Anything else you’d like to share with your readers?

I’d like to share my sincere thanks for all their support. I’m so grateful that my readers enjoy my books!

Just for fun:

11. Do you have any pets?

Not anymore, although I’m an insane dog lover.

12. Who’s your favorite musician/band?

I don’t think I have one. I love Mark Knopfler, Matraca Berg, Paul Simon, Emmy Lou Harris, Johnny Cash…oh, a ton of others.

13. What’s your favorite vacation spot?

The English countryside, especially Cornwall or the Cotswolds.

14. Do you like coffee or tea?

Both, every day!

15. Did you go to college? If so, what was your major?

I have degrees in Theatre Arts and English, and I spent grad school studying British women writers of the Georgian and Regency Eras.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Release Tour ~ The Laguna Beach Kindle World

Pre-Order Blitz ~ Seaside Lovers by Melissa Foster


Preorder Blitz


Book Title: Seaside Lovers (Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers) 
Author: Melissa Foster 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: July 20th, 2016 
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions


book blurb
Seaside Summers is a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.

"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely


After months of long-distance communication, actress Parker Collins and artist Grayson Lacroux finally plan to reconnect in the seaside town of Wellfleet, Massachusetts. But Parker never shows, and weeks pass without a word, leaving Grayson to believe he's misinterpreted their budding relationship.

Parker has been running on autopilot ever since she lost her friend, mentor, and the only family she's ever known, Bert Stein. Armed with junk food, tequila, and her big, lovable dog, she's prepared to hole up and mourn--and determined to mend a fence Bert had never been able to with his estranged and bitter brother. But Parker didn't count on the sinfully hot artist she's been fantasizing about for nearly a year walking in on her grief-induced drunken night.

When Grayson stumbles across Parker, he has no idea what to make of the gorgeous blonde who blew him off despite the heat sizzling between them. But that doesn't stop him from feeling protective of the woman who's consumed his thoughts for months, and when he learns of Parker's plans to confront an angry old man, he refuses to leave her side. As Parker's past unfolds, they're led on an unexpected journey of discovery. Their connection deepens, and late-night fantasies become passionate realities, until good intentions spark painful secrets, threatening the love they've found.


Seaside Summers is part of Melissa Foster's bestselling Love in Bloom series. All Love in Bloom books may be enjoyed as stand-alone novels, or as part of the series.

Seaside Dreams (Bella)
Seaside Hearts (Jenna)
Seaside Sunsets (Jamie)
Seaside Secrets (Amy)
Seaside Nights (Sky)
Seaside Embrace (Hunter)
Seaside Lovers (Grayson)
Seaside Whispers (Matt)


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For a complete reading guide, family tree, checklists, and more, visit Melissa's website.
"Trust me?” Grayson asked.

“Trust a guy who hauled me over his shoulder and kidnapped me?” She looked toward the bar.

“Yeah, trust that guy.”

“I do trust you.” She poked him in his chest. “But if I end up on the front of some rag magazine, I’m hiding out in your basement. With Christmas, chocolate, and a boatload of horror movies that you have to watch with me.”

“Sweetheart, if you move into my house, you won’t be watching movies or hiding out in the basement. You’ll be lucky if you make it out of the bedroom. In fact”—he slid his hand to the nape of her neck, causing her eyes to glaze over with desire—“maybe I should take a few of those pictures and make that happen.” He’d taken a chance, saying something so brazen and holding her like this in the cab of his truck, but he couldn’t hold back.
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melissa foster

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

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