Monday, 23 November 2015

New Release Spotlight: Stirred by Nancy Thompson

I’m Eden MacLaird, and Fate screwed me good at the age of twenty-one, stole my first love, then my first child. Twenty years later, I still haven't found my happily-ever-after. Sure, from the outside, I have it all, including Declan, my gorgeous, rich-as-sin husband. But things aren't what they seem, and catching Declan in bed with my best friend destroys any dreams I harbor for love, much less sexual fulfillment.

Then in walks Sean Bennett...

Just months away from earning his post-graduate law degree, Sean's smart, driven, and serious, but an unexpected encounter between us in a bar one night changes everything. His best friend, Trinitee, warns against getting too involved, but the heat between us is beyond intense, and neither of us are willing to walk away.

With my marriage in shambles, I'm eager to make a go of it with Sean, despite our sixteen-year age difference. But while I relish my sexual reawakening, I fear giving up the posh life I've grown accustomed to. That life, however, and everything in it, comes crashing down as bodies start piling up around us, and all clues point to me and Sean.

Secrets, betrayal, and revenge threaten to destroy not just my carefully-crafted reputation, but my very life. With our freedom at stake, Sean and I join forces to uncover those plotting against us. But as doubt and evidence mount, I must choose: give in to my suspicions and save myself, or trust our new-found love and save us both.

Sean was every woman’s carnal dream-come-true. Young, sexy, and confident, with dark eyes and messy hair. A tall, lean body sculpted to athletic perfection. Lips that made my flesh ripple with goosebumps. And large hands with long, dexterous fingers. He was like a classically-trained concert pianist, and I his finely-tuned instrument, each key a different part of me, begging to be stroked by an expert and singing like a nightingale when he did. He made me realize what I’d been missing all these years with Declan. I’d told myself Declan was enough, but now that I knew what was possible, I realized how completely deluded I’d been.
Christ, Sean Bennett was literally a fucking wonder.
At first, I was embarrassed when I read Sean’s text messages, but, after each one, I grew more and more inflamed, until my excitement for our impending date began to overwhelm me. At work, I’d catch myself staring blindly out the window, as had several of my employees and teachers when they’d knocked at my office door, unable to gain my attention. And at home, I went through the motions—cooking dinner, washing dishes, cleaning house—only to realize I’d been stirring the same pot, scrubbing the same plate, or vacuuming the same spot for minutes on end. I couldn’t even concentrate enough to write.

After each text, I’d remind Sean that he’d agreed to go slow and get to know me. He joked that he’d go slow, all right, that he’d drive me to the edge of insanity with how slow he was going to work me. Of course, my face heated at the thought. Sean then added that he probably knew me better than any other man alive, including my husband. I was ashamed to admit he was right.


Nancy is a California transplant currently living in Seattle, Washington with her husband of 23 years, their son, a student at Seattle University, their giant snow dog, Jack, and his kitty, Skye. She works as a freelance editor for her publisher and writer friends and also has her own interior design business within the model home merchandising industry. When she's not writing or editing, Nancy keeps herself busy by cooking and baking.

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Pre-Release Spotlight: Forgetting August by J.L. Berg


She can forgive, but can she forget?

Some days, Everly still thinks she sees him. In the food court at the mall, or in a car speeding past as the light changes. It only lasts a second, but when it happens, she slips back to a time when she was ruled-and nearly ruined-by August Kincaid. And it doesn't matter that she's moved on, that she's about to marry another man. In those moments the only thing she can do to regain control is take a deep breath and remind herself that August can't hurt her-because he's in a coma. Except that he's not anymore.

August is awake. With no memories, he sets out to solve the mystery of his lost life. He unearths a photograph of a beautiful redhead named Everly and knows instinctively that she's the key. But when he finds her, the August she describes is more monster than man. 

Tortured by the thought of having hurt her, August wants only to become the man Everly deserves. As the new August emerges, Everly glimpses the person she first fell in love with. But can she trust that this August is real? When the final secret of their shared past is revealed, one of them will make a choice that changes their future forever . . .

J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready Series. She is a California native living in the beautiful state of historic Virginia. Married to her high school sweetheart, they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she's not writing, you will find her with her nose stuck in a romance novel, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate. J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.

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