Sunday, July 27, 2014

Book/Series of the Week: Alluring Indulgence Series by Nicole Edwards July 21 - July 27

This week at the Jazzy World of E's Bookshelf,  the Alluring Indulgence series by Nicole Edwards is the Series of the Week.  Below you'll find synopses, some teasers and information where you can buy the books.

Book 1 in the Alluring Indulgence Series


Zoey Stranford might’ve had a crush on the sexy boy next door since middle school, but she’s a woman now, and that crush has turned into a full-blown case of lust. So why is it that at twenty-nine, her libido decides to ramp into high gear and the only thing she can focus on is the intensely sexy, scorching hot boy next door who is definitely not a boy anymore?

The only problem is that Zoey and Kaleb have been best friends for as long as she can remember. Not to mention, Kaleb and his brothers are working on buying Stranford land to build a new resort, and she’s more than a little hesitant about his intentions.

Kaleb Walker has had his eye on Zoey for close to twenty years, but never before has he considered taking their friendship to the next level, no matter how many fantasies he’s had about her over the years. That doesn’t explain why Kaleb is hell bent on having her—in as many ways as possible.

Kaleb finds himself in a precarious situation. His brothers have nominated him to pursue Zoey’s father about purchasing the land needed to get their new resort off the ground. Finding out that Carl Stranford is on the brink of foreclosure and Zoey might just lose her house and the land, Kaleb now has to convince her to put aside her pride and let him help her.

It doesn’t take long before the flames start burning bright and hot, and the two of them burn up the nights and the days as they explore each other’s forbidden fantasies. But can their friendship survive a business transaction or the new friends with benefits clause? Or will they realize that they’ve been overlooking something much deeper that’s been right in front of them all along?

Book 2 in the Alluring Indulgence Series


Vanessa Carmichael will never forget that horrible day for as long as she lives. With Zane fully on the mend from the brutal attack he suffered right in her very own yard, she knows she should be grateful, which she is. She also knows that walking away from Zane might be the only way to keep him safe. Despite her denial, V knows she can’t trust her own heart, especially when it comes to the youngest Walker brother, but he’s not the kind of man who will walk away when there is something he wants. He wants her even if it isn’t safe for him, and she’s not sure she is strong enough to walk away.

Zane Walker might have been brutally attacked and after months in the hospital, walked away with his life spared, but now that he’s out of the hospital, he has only one goal in mind. Getting the girl. From the first time he kissed her, Zane knew V was the one for him. He also knew that getting her wasn’t going to be as easy as he hoped. She’s stubborn and the walls she has erected around her heart are nearly impenetrable. However, there’s one thing about Zane—he never gives up. And he’s not about to start now.

Can V learn to open her heart to the one man who is desperate to get past those walls she has erected, or will she walk away to protect him? How long will Zane allow her to deny what he knows is growing between them? Or is the only option to obscure the underlying emotions with spine-tingling lust?

When V and Zane come together, smoke detectors go on the fritz, but when they bring Zane’s best friend, Beau, into the mix, extra fire extinguishers are needed.
Book 3 in the Alluring Indulgence Series 

Travis Walker, the oldest of the seven Walker brothers, has been referred to as moody and mysterious, and for the most part, he would agree. Until recently, he spent his days helping his brothers run the family business. Now, he dedicates his time and energy to building a resort, Alluring Indulgence, that caters to fetishes and fantasies. And despite his attempt to work himself into the ground, Travis has never denied—at least not to himself—that something is missing.

Ten years ago, Travis made the hardest decision of his life, breaking his own heart in the process. A decade later, he is learning that life has a strange way of turning things upside down before placing the pieces exactly where they were meant to go.
Book 4 in the Alluring Indulgence Series
You are personally invited to spend the holidays with the Walker brothers and their families. As with any other time of the year, the seven brothers know how to heat things up while stirring up trouble, and between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, they don’t hold back.

See how Kaleb, Zane, Travis, Sawyer, Brendon, Ethan, and Braydon spend their days and nights through the holiday season. But just a warning…it doesn’t snow much in Coyote Ridge, Texas, and they may just be the reason for that.
Book 5 in the Alluring Indulgence Series
How long did it take you to find your place in the world?

For Ethan Walker, going through the motions of life, keeping his distance and never getting attached has become the mantra he lives by. Success is measured by how many hours he can work and how little attention he can draw. That was until he landed on Beau Bennett’s radar. Until Beau, Ethan had never met a man who could get him to question his own logic and even consider taking a different path.

Beau Bennett knows exactly who he is - now. It might’ve taken him some time to figure it out, but now that he has his bearings, Beau has set his sights on the mysteriously sexy Ethan Walker. Chasing has never been his style, but something is telling him to keep at it because the end result is going to be worth it.

Now that they’ve found one another, how long will it take Ethan and Beau to accept that their place in the world is... Together.

All books are available on Amazon, B&N, iBooks
About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards launched her professional writing career in July of 2012. Having been an avid reader all of her life and a huge fan of creative writing, it seemed the likely
path for her to take. Since then, she has released fifteen books and has no plans to stop. As her full-time career/hobby, Nicole writes steamy contemporary and erotic romances.

Nicole is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who was born and raised in Texas. Married with three kids and four dogs, she has plenty of interaction to keep her imagination brewing. Her books have been featured in USA Today’s Happy Ever After segment as well as Indie Reader’s best seller list. She has forged her way as an independent author.

Although she has a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, she prefers to be hiding out in her writing cave, talking to the fictional characters that have built up in her head over the years.

When she isn’t writing or plotting her next book (sometimes translated to “playing on Facebook”), Nicole loves to read and spend time with her family and her dogs.
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Cover Reveal: Fade to Black M. Stratton

Title: Fade to Black
Author: M. Stratton
Release Date: Coming Soon


Devlin Cross was Hollywood's biggest stars. He had the pick of the scripts and the pick of the women. While on break from filming his current movie he takes a drive through the countryside and stops at a local art gallery. There the owner isn't star struck by having him in her shop.

Lily Walker is a single mother who wants nothing to do with men. Her goal in life is to raise her son to the best of her ability and give him the stable home life she never had. With her failed marriage behind her the last thing on her radar is a relationship, especially one with a famous movie star.

Not every break up is mutual. Some ex's never let go. Some will do whatever it takes to have that person back in their lives. 
Dead... or alive...

About the Author

M. Stratton is an International Amazon bestselling author in the romantic suspense and mystery suspense categories for her debut novel After the Storm. She is a self-proclaimed dork that loves to
make people laugh and can trip over nothing. Her inner rock star is always on stage performing to a sold out crowd but is quiet and shy on the outside.

She lives with her husband and son in Arizona, which is a big difference from where she grew up north of Chicago, Illinois. As an only child she learned to tell herself stories to make the long winters
go by quicker while dreaming of summer vacations. Now as an adult she still makes up stories to pass the time, but now she writes them down to share with other people.

When not writing you can find M. watching football (Go Bears!), NASCAR, or classic movies, watching her husband and father restore classic cars, and seeing who can be sillier, her or her son,
and of course reading.

Author Links

Twitter @mstratton70 

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New Release: Surrender to Me by Monica James

Surrender to Me
By Monica James

Ava Thompson left her one true love, Jasper White, to unearth her destiny. It was the only way for Ava to grow into the woman she’s always wanted to become.

Sadly, that destiny has led her back to the place that broke her ...  Singapore.

And more importantly, it has led her back to the man who broke her ... Harper.

Ava is no longer the scared, lost girl she once was. She is stronger and determined to accomplish her dreams in order to find happiness. Hopefully, at the end of it all, she will return into the loving arms of Jasper White.

Six months later, Ava travels back to Los Angeles for an event that embraces the true meaning of love. Sadly for Ava, her meaning of true love has been lost. Los Angeles is not how Ava left it. Things have changed. People have

changed. She has changed. However, what has remained untouched is

her passionate love for Jasper White.

But does Jasper feel the same?
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About the Author

Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson.

When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two.

She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers, and her inspiration comes from every day life. She is an Amazon best selling author in the US, UK, Canada and Australia.

Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals.

She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends. 

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Other Books By Monica James

I Surrender (I surrender Book 1)


Singapore has stolen a piece of Ava Thompson.

It took one life shattering moment for her to realize her ex-boyfriend is not the man she believed him to be. Returning home to Los Angeles was never going to be easy for Ava, as her heart has been shattered to smithereens and she’s convinced it’ll never heal. Or, so she thought.

Enter Jasper White.

Unbeknown to Ava, he will change her life forever.

The attraction is instantaneous, which troubles Ava, who has sworn off men indefinitely. Yet, she is finding resisting Jasper—with his tousled bedroom hair and piercing cerulean eyes—harder than she
ever imagined. That’s because Jasper knows what he wants ... and he wants her.

Can Ava surrender to her feelings for the one man who compels her to love again? What happens if love isn’t enough?


Something Like Normal


Mia Lee has a secret...

A secret she’s kept hidden since she was eight years old, however, Mia will no longer allow that secret to define her.

An irrevocable decision has left Mia Lee a fugitive and on the run—a circumstance that should leave her weak and scared, yet Mia has never felt so alive.

Under the pseudonym of Paige Cassidy, Mia is ready to live the life she’s never had, and she’s determined not to allow her tainted past dictate her promising future.

Paige is on a Greyhound bus heading from L.A. to South Boston, Virginia, to start a new life. A life that includes finding her mother, who abandoned her at age three. But what she finds, is four people,
who will change her life forever.

Yet no one can outrun their past...Especially one filled with bitter memories, which refuse to remain


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cover Reveal: Crossroads by Dylan Cross

Check out the cover for the upcoming release from Dylan Cross!
Title: Crossroads
Author: Dylan Cross 
Release Date: August 7, 2014

Every so often, a book comes along that jostles its readers romantically and makes us all want to fall in love.

Crossroads is not that book.

This is the second collection of short, dark stories by Dylan Cross. If you’re squeamish or easily offended, these tales are not for you. From a secretary in a hopeless situation, to a sexy but psychotic ex seeking closure, to a blackmailed housewife… prepare yourself for a thrill ride. Just be forewarned–this is not your mother’s erotica.
Exclusive: Crossroads contains the Dylan Cross novella “Road Trip” detailing the further misadventures of blackmailed housewife Amanda!

… he pulled her by her hair and slammed her over the hood of the car as he fumbled with his belt.  “Please…”  Amanda squirmed on the hood.  As he drew the belt back, she covered her exposed asscheeks with her hands.

“Move your hands.  Put them on the hood, bitch.”  Then he was holding her phone and dialing it.  With horror, she saw that the phone was “Calling MARK”.

“Please, no,” she begged… he thumbed the speakerphone icon and set the phone down, just as her husband answered.

“H-hi honey,” Amanda forced herself to sound normal, even as Craig’s hand slid up her thigh and found its way to her shaved pussy… he slid his finger inside her and began fucking her with it. 

 She knew how dirty this was—talking to her husband on the phone while his best friend played with her pussy.   Mark started speaking to someone else on his end.  Craig took this opportunity to move in “for the kill,” both his hands working her furiously.  He leaned over and whispered, “You dirty fucking whore.  Make that married pussy cum all over my fingers… Afterward, I’m going to whip your ass for being a disobedient whore…”

As her husband continued talking, she bucked against Craig’s fingers, her hips seemingly having a mind of their own as her orgasm overtook her…

This is a must-read for fans of Amanda’s Descent!


Watch for Crossroads–coming soon!

Dylan Cross is an independent author of erotica titles including Amanda’s Descent and Back to School. He is a former Marine and software developer, and a founding member of the Erotic Authors Guild.
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Review: The Beats in Rift by Ker Dukey


I was invisible, until they saw me...

When circumstance forced me and the Jacob twins to spend two weeks of the summer together, the bond we formed would impact us all, altering our lives.
Fate, entwining us forever.
They became my best friends, my family, my first love.
With their love came their father’s hate!
Love is powerful but also painful and destructive when it’s torn between three people. When my mother’s reputation and their father’s vile actions damage that love, that friendship, it changes the dynamics of our trio setting me on a path of love, loss and impossible decisions.

Jared the beautiful rogue, who pushed her limits, opened her eyes and owned her heart. Their love was powerful, everlasting… until he abandoned her. Justin, loyal and true, picked her up when she was left fragmented. He made a place for himself in her heart and would fight to keep it.
When both twins come in and out of Meadows life, leaving damage and hurt in their wake, will she ever choose one or the other, or leave them both without the beats in their heart?…


After reading The Beats in Rift, I'm convinced that Ker Dukey has the Midas touch when it comes to writing.  She has once again delivered a story full of emotion that will keep you turning the pages.  The bond between Meadow and Jared and Justin Jacob is a powerful one, but it is at times heartbreaking. The dynamic push and pull between these three takes you on a ride you won't forget.

Meadow is a caught in the fray, but her love for the brothers remains true. While the love for each is strong, outside influences threaten it over the years. Will they be able to recover from it and get back to where they started? Well, you'll just have to read to find out.

Dukey is great at giving you characters you instantly fall in love with. Meadow, Jared, and Justin are well developed characters that you want to know more about. The dynamic in this love triangle is unique and makes The Beats in Rift a standout. You can't go wrong with this book. The Beats in Rift is one book you'll want to 1-click right away.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Book/Series of the Week: Unexpected by Amy Marie July 14-20

This week the debut novel from Amy Marie, Unexpected was the Book/series of the Week.  The book was released on July 15th.


At 27 Erin Decker thinks she has the perfect life. A career as a middle school math teacher that is thriving, her best friend Noelle living with her in a dream home and a handsome longtime boyfriend, Robert, secure and faithful...or so she thought. When her visions of a marriage proposal are met with the ultimate betrayal Erin looks to embark on a summer that will change her life.

While trying to forget Robert’s infidelity Erin meets young and sexy Walker. After sharing a night of passion with the strong willed, sexy distraction she walks away, no strings attached.

Her life changing summer becomes just that when she realizes she took a little piece of Walker with her and no way to find him. Just when she is finally coming to terms that she will never see him again he shows up unexpectedly and turns Erin’s world upside down. Will Walker be exactly what Erin needs? Can Erin let go of her past to make way for a future she never saw coming? Will Erin achieve that perfect life she desperately craves with the most unexpected person? 

Excerpt #1

“You feeling ok, baby? Maybe remembering how I felt inside you? I can make that happen again.” 

His voice oozes seduction, and though the question pisses me off, the clothes he is wearing are now my focal point. It’s nothing close to the sexed up god look The dark forest green polo shirt is slim on his torso, and showcasing the pecs I used for support as I rode him almost three long lonely months ago. The ironed khaki pants are tight and hiding the beast that almost split me in two. My pulse quickens at the thought. Raising my eyes up to his one dimpled smirk, and swallowing the lump in my throat, I know he has caught me. “Like what you see?”

“You are so egotistical, you know that? And didn’t you say you were seeing someone, Walker? Don’t make those kinds of comments to me and then go home to someone else,” I say in a hushed tone, finally breaking my silence.

“I don’t think she would mind, Erin. In fact, it's you that I'm seeing. You’re all I see. All I’ve seen for months now. I can’t get you out of this goddamn head of mine.” He taps the side of his temple to make his point. “Every time I close my eyes I see your beautiful brown eyes, hovering above me, using me for pleasure.”

Excerpt #2

My body isn’t used to this much alcohol. The few glasses of wine I normally drink don’t have me in the middle of a dance “orgy” without remembering how I got there. Sweat is dripping down my neck and tickling the space between my breasts. After the third round of drinks, bought by three different men just wanting to get in my pants, I feel relaxed yet out of control. Noelle is nowhere to be found and in my drunken state I’m not even the least bit concerned about it. The music has taken over my body and I can feel myself letting go of all the stress and anxiety that Robert has caused me. I don’t
care who is watching because at this moment I feel like the sexiest person in here.

With my eyes closed I rub my hands along my hips all the way to my hair, pulling it off my neck into a makeshift ponytail. The beat of the music moves through me like an electric wave. When a cool puff of air passes over the back of my neck it feels like water in the Sahara. Larger hands than I’ve ever felt before unexpectedly come around my waist and pull me back into a rock hard chest. My breathing becomes more ragged ragged as the mystery man whispers in my ear. 

“Are you hot, baby?” He asks, his hot breath sending shivers down my spine.

My senses are on high alert and despite the fact that I haven’t a clue what he looks like, those four words turn me on instantly. If his voice can do that to me I’d love to see what his enormous hands are capable of. Our bodies connect and sway to the music as his mouth continues to hover just above my shoulder causing tingles to radiate through my body. I can feel his lips grazing the crease of my neck and when he nips my skin my knees go weak. My head falls back involuntarily giving him more access to continue his sensual assault. He smells delicious, and the soft suctioning kisses he places up my neck cause me to moan in anticipation. I have to see the man who is releasing all my inhibitions.

Reluctantly I turn my heated body around feeling the loss of his soft lips, but what I’m rewarded with is a vision of godliness. Standing at what appears to be well over six feet tall is the most panty-dropping specimen that I have ever laid my eyes upon. I should have turned around sooner! His plain black t-shirt hugs every single slender  muscle in his sexy ass arms. The faded blue jeans he wears are snug, even more so where his zipper lies, showing me how much he is turned on. His dark brown hair is a styled mess; short on the sides but longer up top. I can’t help but wonder what it would feel like to grab hold of it and tug. Hard. A grin flashes across his face, as if he’s read my mind, and I see a hint of just one dimple on the right side of his mouth. His green eyes appear hungry as they shamelessly take me in from my toes to my own starving eyes. I swallow hard and try to catch my breath.

“I thought you looked good from behind but damn if you don’t look heavenly from
this angle,” he says loudly, over the music.

He grabs both of my hands, circling them around his neck. With our height difference my forehead falls into his chest perfectly, as if we are two pieces of a puzzle. I try to control my breathing; the alcohol is coursing through my veins now. Freeing my hands from their hold, they find their way down and softly graze over his pecs and then the ripple of his abs. They falter as they come in contact with not a six pack but, a ...1,2,3,... eight pack! I see his chest rising and falling rapidly. I think he must be as turned on by me as I am by him. Impossible. 

Unexpected is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Amy Marie is  new author. Her debut novel, Unexpected was released on July 15th. For more information about Amy and her upcoming books, visit her Facebook page.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Book/Series of the Week: The Suicide Princess by Anthony Bryan July 7 - July 13

This week's Book/Series of the Week Spotlight is The Suicide Princess by Anthony Bryan.


"Not your mother's old romance, this is an erotic, romantic-thriller that will leave you breathless and have you begging for more..."

(Note: This book contains adult themes, to include graphic sexual situations and infidelity, and should only be read by those who are comfortable with such material) Stephanie Bradford is a young, attractive, and successful District Attorney on her way to the top. She has the near-perfect life, with an amazing husband, and she has it all in the palm of her hand. When her marriage falls into a romantic rut, Stephanie is skillfully swooned by a charming, mysterious and intriguing stranger who looks to be the answer to all of her fantasies. A whirlwind and intense affair quickly spirals out of control, and before long, she learns that things aren’t always as they appear and people are rarely who they seem. One poor decision becomes the catalyst for a series of events that rips her life apart, and Stephanie is left with nothing but the thirst for revenge against the man who viciously stole everything from her. The Suicide Princess is a sexually-charged roller coaster ride where nothing is as it seems and everything is at stake!

The Suicide Princess is the debut release by breakout author Anthony Bryan. It's the story critics are calling "Breathtaking," "Unbelievably hot," and "It just doesn't get any better!" Find out what all the excitement is about, and get your copy today.

Available on Amazon 

About the Author

Anthony Bryan was born and raised in London, U.K., but he has spent his adult life in the United States, dividing his time between Boston, Massachusetts and Sarasota, Florida. He served with the United States military in combat operations in Eastern Afghanistan, and it was during his time in war where he developed a true passion for writing.

After returning from Afghanistan, Anthony found himself in a dark place, and he pushed everyone away. It was through his writing where he eventually found internal peace and enjoyment in life once again. Writing became Anthony’s Zen.

He has now decided to transform his love of reading and his passion for writing into something for everyone to enjoy. The Suicide Princess is just the first of what is certain to become many romantic, and thrilling works by Anthony – and he hopes you come along with him, every step of the way!

Anthony's hope, more than anything, is that his words can provide an escape for you, and he hopes they take you on a journey you won’t soon forget. His goal is to give you something different, refreshing and unlike anything you've ever read. In a sea of authors going by their first two initials and pumping out the same cookie-cutter stories, Anthony can only try to be the one who stands out and takes you on one hell of a ride.

Find your favorite reading spot, pour yourself a drink (or two) and love every second of every page he writes… After all, he writes them for you! 

Review: Persephone (Daughters of Zeus Book 1) by Kaitlin Bevis

There are worse things than death, worse people too.
The "talk" was bad enough, but how many teens get told that they're a goddess? When her mom tells her, Persephone is sure her mother has lost her mind. It isn't until Boreas, the god of winter, tries to abduct her that she realizes her mother was telling the truth. Hades rescues her, and in order to safely bring Persephone to the Underworld he marks her as his bride. But Boreas will stop at nothing to get Persephone. Despite her growing feelings for Hades, Persephone wants to return to the living realm. Persephone must find a way to defeat Boreas and reclaim her life.


Persephone (Daughters of Zeus Book 1) by Kaitlin Bevis is a fantastic modern take on the Greek story of Persephone and Hades.  Persephone thinks she's your normal teenager despite some odd things lately.  When she finds out she is not human but a goddess, her whole world turns upside down. Fleeing to get some clarity on the situation she runs into Boreas the God of Winter who tries to abduct her. Hades appears in the nick of time and saves Persephone. When Hades kisses her to help get her to safety, Persophone's world is again changed for the second time.

What unfolds from there is a modern twist to this age old story. Hades isn't the person you expect from previous stories about him. In fact he is incredibly smart, caring, and handsome. As their relationship grows you can't help but love reading about these two. Of course there are obstacles along the way, Boreas is still after her and there are some twists that you don't see coming.  

Kaitlin Bevis really does a great job with her retelling of Perseohone and Hades' story. If you have some knowledge of Greek Mythology it's interesting to see how she puts her own unique spin on it. If you're not familiar this story, this book will lead you to Google looking for more information about these two. I personally can't wait to start the next book in the series to see where Bevis takes the story.
You'll definitely want to one-click Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Review: Little Black Dress by Jake Malden

Aaron and Carly are a model couple – young, loving, sexy and on the point of moving in together. But Carly harbours a secret – a single rash act at the fashion company for which she works. Her boss Miranda, ruthless and sexually voracious, has knowledge of Carly’s crime and has been biding her time.

The trap she’s about to spring will put the couple through a crazy erotic ordeal which will shake their relationship to its foundations. A high price to pay, for a Little Black Dress.

Jake Malden has once again delivered another hot, sexy, story with Little Black Dress. I couldn't put this story down and loved every page of it. Carly gets herself in quite the predicament over a little black dress. When her boss Miranda finds out she uses it to her advantage. In one day, Carly and her boyfriend Aaron's life is going to change.  What unfolds is a one hot story that you won't forget.

I have to say Miranda is a character you'll love to hate. Out of all of Malden's characters, Miranda is a major standout for me. She takes wicked to the next level. Malden, knows how to write a story and he proves that again with Little Black Dress. This is definitely worthy of the 1-click.

Get your copy today on Amazon.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Blog Tour: Breaking My Heart by Aleya Michelle

Title: Breaking My Heart

Author: Aleya Michele

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 3, 2014




Roxy is a fighter, she is strong and independent. She knows exactly what she wants and is not afraid to go after it, especially when it comes to men. Roxy thinks she has men figured out, that is until she meets Kade. He storms into her life like a knight on a white horse to save her. He makes her question everything she ever thought she knew about life, men and herself.

With a past that keeps holding her back will Kade be able to break down her walls? Will he be able to prove to Roxy that everything she thinks she knows about men is wrong, or will he prove her right?


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Okay well there’s a glimpse of the girl that makes my heart skip a beat, her true emotions, her honesty.

Her walls are definitely up.

Do I want to have to break down those walls?

Will it be mission impossible?

Will I get hurt again? Fuck

I can’t resist this woman!

As irritating, confusing and frustrating as she is, I just can’t resist her!



Books to Follow in this Series

Book 2 – ‘Healing My Heart ‘due for release August 26th 2014.

Book 3 – ‘Forever in My Heart’ due for release Nov 2014.



About the Author


Born and raised in Sydney, NSW I am in my thirties and happily married with 3 gorgeous boys.
My first love has always been reading, so the writing side is very natural to me. Favourite books include anything by Abbi Glines, but Fallen too Far is a favourite, Pulse & Collide by Gail McHugh and The Driven trilogy by K Bromberg.
Hobbies of mine are playing netball; shopping and I love listening to music. I add it into my writing frequently.
I am totally enjoying this rollercoaster of being an Indie author and hoping others enjoy my writing as much as I love writing it.


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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

New Release: Silent Love (The Love Series - Book 1) by Casey Clipper


Silent Love (The Love Series - Book 1)

By Casey Clipper


Former Navy SEAL Sean Millen has been perfectly fine with his bachelorhood until recently, when he realizes he's unhappy with his single status. Unfortunately, his playboy reputation doesn't offer him the type of woman that could fulfill his days and nights as well as settle into the specific life he envisions.

Four years ago, Beth Connors' world was entirely altered. Beth spends her days trying to remain invisible in order to avoid unwanted attention. Each night she sheds grief-filled tears over the former life she once led but will never be able to regain.

When Beth literally runs into HIM. Doctor Sean Millen. A force of nature. A rock. A reputable heartbreaker, who takes an immediate interest in her, there's no place for her to hide. But Beth's natural instinct to push Sean away to save herself and him from the difficult task of adjusting their lives to her shortcomings is always front and center. Yet, Beth secretly longs for love. Is she strong enough to tear down the walls of her self-imposed prison?

Sean finds himself falling for a woman who is determined to reject his every advance and deny their surprisingly deep connection. Can Sean push past Beth's concrete walls that she refuses to destroy? Or will Beth's shocking revelation of her past prevent them from finding the love they both deserve? Or will a tragic accident pull Sean and Beth apart permanently?

Excerpt 1

Hanging his head back, Sean finally felt exhaustion creep in. His limbs and eyelids grew heavy. Would he even be able to drive himself home? A knock on the door interrupted him about to lose consciousness.

     "Hey, brother, need a ride?" Ryan asked. Once again, his brother used his stealthy, ingrained SEAL skills to gain access to the part of the hospital he wasn’t cleared to enter. Sean admired his brother’s lack of ability to follow set rules. He casually leaned against the doorframe and crossed his beefy arms over his chest. Ryan’s normally sharp blue eyes looked just as tired as his.

     "Yeah, I don't think I can drive," he answered.

     "You gonna get dressed?" Ryan asked and raised a brow.

     Sean snorted. "Don't know if I can."

     Ryan laughed and jerked his head. "Come on, let's get you out of here."

     Slowly Sean stood, his bones creaking and cracking. His body was no longer able to pull these long shifts without paying a hard price. Edging closer to age forty, maybe he needed to consider Courtney's offer.

     "Talked to Court," Sean said while he followed his brother.

     "Yeah? How is she?" Ryan asked.

     "Good, I guess. I didn't ask. She was supposed to come over, but she understood I'm too tired. She had Mary cook for us, though, and left the food in the fridge," he said.

     "Thank god. I love Mary's cooking. I don't think I could handle take-out again tonight," Ryan moaned.

     "I know," he said. They went into the locker room, and Sean slowly slid into his sweats and tee shirt. "Court offered me up money again to open my own clinic."

     "You should take it," Ryan said, seated on the bench, packing his brother's gym bag.

     "I don't want to owe Derrick Murphy money," he groaned.

     "Derrick wouldn't do that to you or his wife," Ryan countered.

     "You think?"

     "I know," Ryan answered confidently. "Court would have him by the balls if she ever found out he treated either one of us like a client. Not only that, he feels he's indebted to us," Ryan pointed out.

     "True, but I don't want to seem as if I'm collecting on that," he said.

     His brother shook his head. "He won't see it any other way, but he will treat us with respect and more than likely give you the money."

     “I don’t want a gift,” he said.

     Ryan shrugged. “You might not have a say. Derrick’s pretty damn in control of what he wants and when he wants it. No isn’t in his vocabulary. Well, except for Court,” he snickered.

     Sean smirked. “True. I don’t know how she deals with that man.”

     “She’s lucky to have him,” Ryan noted.


     Sean pulled on his fleece, picked up his bag, and both men leisurely left the locker room. They took the elevator to the ground floor and headed towards the VA Hospital employee parking garage. Sean stepped through the double doors that led to the garage and was hit in the chest by a ball of coal black hair and thin limbs in a navy business suit. Before he could reach out and grasp her, she flew back and landed hard on her ass. Papers from folders skimmed across the concrete floor. She landed so damn hard Sean and Ryan winced.

     “Good lord,” Ryan said from behind him.

     Sean reached down to help the poor girl up. “Are you all right?”

     That’s when he was struck by lightning. A set of ocean blue eyes looked up at him, frazzled and confused. Lined with black lashes, they hit him straight in the gut.

     “Jesus,” Ryan whispered. 

     With his hand outstretched, Sean stood struck stupid, unable to find his voice.

     Flawless, milky skin contrasted dramatically with her inky hair. Like a porcelain doll.

     She reached up and placed her dainty hand into his. Engulfing her palm, he helped her off the ground. Ryan dutifully chased dancing papers around the garage.

     “Sorry.” Her voice was soft and delicate. If he hadn’t been paying attention, he might not have heard her.

     Pulling free of his grasp, her natural warmth left him. An odd feeling of loss briefly washed over him. He watched her brush off her hands and her backside, then pull her jacket into place. Cinched at the waist, that suit highlighted her hourglass figure. It didn’t matter how exhausted he was, his body stirred at the sight.

     Ryan approached with a stack of skewed papers. “Sorry, they’re probably out of order.”

     “Thank you,” she said, again her voice barely audible.

     “You’re welcome,” Ryan said, handing her the papers. “Ryan Millen.”

     Sean couldn’t miss how she zeroed in on his brother’s lips. She blushed. “Beth Connors.”

     “The guy next to me who’s lost his voice is my brother, Sean,” his dumbass brother said.

     Finally Sean shook off his momentary stupidity and rolled his eyes. He stuck out his hand. “Sean Millen. Sorry to meet you like this, Beth.”

     She turned his direction and zeroed in on his mouth. Her tiny, pink tongue darted out and wet her full lips. Sean could have sworn his dick punched through his sweats. How fucking embarrassing.

     Once again, her soft hand ended up in his, but this time her grasp was firm as she finally looked him in the eyes.

     “Hello,” she said softly. “I better get inside. I’m already fifteen minutes late.”

     “Nice to meet you, Beth,” he said. “Maybe we’ll see each other again around the hospital.”

 Excerpt 2 

Seated at her desk, Beth pulled up the notes on the patient whose bill was in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Medicare was auditing the chart, and she had to make certain all the i's were dotted and t's were crossed before the paperwork left the office. About to plunge into the work, a large figure loomed behind her. She'd seen his shadow step into the background of her dark computer screen.

Heart fluttering with nervous excitement, he returned despite her objections. 

A gentle hand landed on her shoulder. Spinning in her chair, Sean stood behind her with a giant grin donning those devastatingly handsome features. Gawd, he should be a model for SEALs 'R Us.

"Hi," he said.


"Lunch today?" he asked.

She nodded. There was no way she could turn him down. After he left her house last night, all she did was think of him late into the early morning hours. Thoughts of a potential future toyed with her. There'd been a time in her life when she defined herself by the man who held her heart. That changed a long time ago when she'd needed the support of her boyfriend the most, but he checked out. Disappeared. He'd left her at her most dire time.

"Good," he said. Reaching into his lab coat pocket, he pulled out a small white box tied with white string. "This is for after lunch." He leaned down and kissed the top of her head. "I'll come and get you at noon." He sauntered off before she could argue she'd rather eat lunch a half an hour earlier.

After she'd watched him until he was out of sight, she spun back to her work but eyed the small box. She'd never been a patient girl when it came to gifts. Many Christmases her parents spent coming up with new hiding places for her presents.

Beth pulled her scissors out of the desk drawer and snipped off the string. She unfolded the lid and gasped. A tiny chocolate cake with fudge icing sat picture perfect inside the white box. Tears formed in her eyes. That simple pastry was the most thoughtful gift she'd ever received from a man.

Excerpt 3

Sean followed Beth to her parents' front door. This meeting could make or break their relationship. They'd been dating for close to two months and things were terrific. Well, maybe an occasional hiccup here and there when Beth got into her own head, but he dealt with those moments, then they moved forward. But a few days ago, before this planned dinner, Beth went home to talk to her parents. When she returned to his house three hours later, she remained unusually quiet and refused to discuss what happened between her and her parents. That had him worried for days. Now, here he was, feeling like he was walking into the lion's den.

Beth opened the front door and stepped inside. "Mom. Dad," she called out.

An older version of Beth rounded the corner towards the back of the house. Good lord, if that was how Beth would look in thirty years, with any luck, Sean would still have her on his arm, he was a damn lucky man. Mrs. Connor was a knockout. Though she stood a couple inches taller than Beth, they could pass for sisters.

"Hi, honey," Mrs. Connors said. Her eyes scanned Sean, but she approached her only child and embraced her with a secure hold. When she pulled back, Beth's mom looked her up and down. "You look fantastic. You glow."

Naturally Beth flushed bright red. Sean wrapped his arm around her waist and pulled her into his body for security. She melted into him, and Mrs. Connors perceptive eyes didn't miss their interaction.

"Mom," Beth said softly. "This is Sean Millen. Sean, this is my mother, Jill Connors."

"Mrs. Connors, it's nice to meet you," Sean said respectfully.

"Thank you, Sean. It's wonderful to meet you. Elizabeth has told me loads about you." She smiled lovingly at her daughter. Those matching ocean blue eyes of Beth's glittered with some sort of emotion he wasn't able to decipher. "Please, come inside and meet Mr. Connors."

They followed Jill down the hallway a few steps then took a left into a large living room. As they entered the room, Mr. Connors stood from a recliner in the far corner of the room.

Oh, Christ.

Mr. Connors was an older version of himself. Well, except add twenty pounds, four more inches in height, and two more inches in biceps, thighs, and chest. Clearly the man maintained his work out religiously, noticeable from all the bulging muscles that flexed as the man moved. A military haircut made his distinct features all the more intimidating. The man looked as young as his wife and was just as good looking. Sean would bet money in the man's early days he had his fair share of women. His laser glare focused straight in on him. Shit.

"Daddy," Beth said softly as she approached him.

Mr. Connors reluctantly tore his glare from Sean and focused on his daughter. As soon as his dark blue, piercing eyes met his daughter's ocean blues, the man visibly melted. His features lightened, and he actually smiled.

"Sweetheart," he said, leaned down and kissed her forehead.

"Daddy, I want to introduce you to Sean Millen. Sean, this is my dad, Michael Connors," she said.

Mike wrapped a possessive left arm around his daughter, tucked her into the crook of his body, and stuck out his right hand. "Mr. Millen."

"Mr. Connors," Sean said respectfully.

"My daughter tells me you were in the Navy," Mr. Connors tested.

"I was, sir," he answered. The air in the room was stiff and tense. Mrs. Connors stood in the background watching the scene looking as if she was ready to jump in to interject. Beth gnawed on her bottom lip, her eyes darting between her father and her boyfriend.

"She tells me you and your brother were SEALs."

"That's right," he answered.

Mr. Connors titled his head and studied Sean, sizing him up. "You both went in together?"

"Yes." For some reason, Sean didn't feel too chatty about his life. He didn't like the feel of the room or the interrogation. He was too damn old to put up with this shit. He wasn't an eighteen year old kid about to take a daughter to the prom. For fuck's sake, he was going to be forty in less than two years.

"Why?" Mike barked.

Sean narrowed his eyes.

Immediately Mr. Connors shoved his daughter out from under his arm and got into Sean's face. "You think you're a badass? You think you can come into my house and get our blessing for dating my daughter who's more than ten years younger than you? You need to find someone your own age, SEAL."

He spat SEAL like it was a curse.

"Daddy!" Beth cried.

"Michael!" Jill scolded.

Sean refused to back down. "What is this, some sort of test to see if I'll walk away? Not. Going. To. Happen. I love your daughter. I respect her and admire her. I spend my days worrying about her and my nights holding her close." He took a step closer. "As for my tour in the Navy, I went so I could get a medical doctorate. My parents couldn't afford the schooling. My brother refused to allow me to go in alone. We've always been close, and we couldn't imagine leaving each other for that many years. It was the best decision both of us made."

"Michael," Jill said again. "Look at your daughter."

Mr. Connors' head snapped to his baby girl, whose face was red and tear streaked while her mother held her.

"Beth," Mike breathed. "I'm sorry, honey."

She hiccupped.

"Beth," Sean said softly. 

She left her mother's arms and went straight to...Sean's and buried her head into his chest. He wrapped her up securely, kissed her head, and ran a soothing hand down her soft tresses. After a minute, he lifted her face to look him in the eyes. "It's all right, sweetheart," he assured her. "It'll be fine. We're just feeling each other out, baby. It's what we nasty military men do. We protect the women we love. You're father has probably done that your entire life, right?"

A sniffle and a nod was the only response he received.

"Elizabeth," Mr. Connors said with bite. Clearly he didn't like his daughter choosing her boyfriend over him.

Sean nodded to her father for her to focus on him. She looked her dad's direction but remained tight against Sean.

"You're my only daughter. My baby girl. No man, including this one standing in my living room, who just admitted you're sleeping with, is good enough for you. No one ever will be. I need to make certain he's in this for the right reasons," Mr. Connors insisted. He crossed his large arms over his broad chest. "Got a problem with that, young lady?"

"Dad," she protested.

"Do you?" he barked.

"Yes." Her head went up and her chin out.

Mike's eyes shined with adoration and respect. His mouth quirked up.

"Okay, enough testosterone before dinner," Jill interrupted and put an end to the palpable tension. "Dinner is ready. Everyone to the dining room."

She bustled out of the room with the group dutifully following her.

Beth remained in Sean's arms while they went to the dining room. Well, wouldn't that be a story to tell their grandchildren some day.

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