Blackburn Castle

Blackburn Castle
by R.C. Matthews
Genre: Paranormal Historical/Gothic Thriller
 
 

Victor Blackburn is living on borrowed time. An ancient curse violently claims the life of each Blackburn male on his twenty-seventh birthday. As his approaches, his only hope of survival is a witch who vanished long ago without a trace.

Mercy Seymour eagerly counts down the days until the curse will claim Victor’s life. She watched him murder her mother, and only his death will free her of the hatred and anger she harbors.

When fate throws them together in Devil’s Cove, desire simmers between the handsome pirate and the spirited barkeeper’s niece until they learn the truth about each other. Desperate for her cooperation, Victor spirits her away to Blackburn Castle in the Scottish Highlands, where forces of magic and mists from beyond the grave weaken her resolve, opening her eyes to the truth of the past.

As Victor and Mercy unearth the fabled stones needed to break the curse, they discover that the only weapon powerful enough to destroy hate is love. But will they have to sacrifice their relationship to save what means the most to them?


R.C. Matthews is the author of contemporary and historical romances featuring bold, sassy heroines and magnetic alpha heroes. Warning! The chemistry between her characters is off the charts hot, so read at your own risk. She resides in the Midwest and is surrounded by men: her husband and three sons. During her free time you’ll find her watching The Walking Dead, reading a fabulous book or hanging out with her family.
 
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Destined to Be His

Destined to Be His
by Bryce Evans
Genre: Shifter/Paranormal Romance

Destined to be His by Bryce Evans
Pre-order: March 16, 2017
Published: March 23, 2017
A Paranormal Romance Suspense
Book #5, Love of a Shifter Series
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Blurb:
Nash Wilder is used to being in control as the head of security for his pack, and it’s frustrating him to no end that so many of his family and friends have found love, while he sits around twiddling his thumbs waiting for fate to drop his mate into his life. When he’s sent to rescue shifters from involuntary medical testing, he goes in single, and comes out knowing who he’s meant to spend his life with.

Emerson Prescott left home for a dream job that turned into a horrific nightmare. As a member of the Witches Council, she’s never felt helpless until she’s strapped to a table, forcibly drained of her blood for greed.
Could it be her Prince Charming lives in a shifter’s body? He certainly looks the part, and Emerson can’t deny she’s drawn to him. Trusting him is another matter altogether.

Unknown forces are plaguing Emerson and Nash and secrets are being kept at the Meadowland Lodge. Can the two stay together long enough to see if true mate’s equals true love or will the enemy find Emerson before they can find out.

Excerpt:
“Penny for your thoughts,” Nash said.
Emerson glanced up at him. “To be honest, I was thinking about you and how nice you are.”
“Well, I’m a nice guy.” Nash gave her a lopsided grin.
“Apparently. Everyone likes you, Nash. I haven’t met one person yet who hasn’t had something nice to say about you. They all love you, and maybe that’s how shifters are, but to me it’s rare. I’ve been around my father’s crowd so long that I’ve become distant, but not here. I really do like it here at the lodge.”
“I knew you would. You’ll see that this is a great group of people who live here. I love them all. That’s what I missed growing up; a family that shared everything and loved each other. Even,” Nash held up a finger, “when you do something wrong. Once Ash got here she felt it too. This was what we were missing—family and friends to call you on your shit.” Nash laughed. “Trust me when I say that they will always tell you when you’re wrong, but they do it in a nice way. That’s why I’m so excited for you to join the Unit. They are a family and they protect each other. They’re not looking just at physical strength; they need your mind, your abilities. For you to use what you’ve been blessed with.
“You see, any one of them, including me, would’ve stopped to check on that car and would’ve ended up in the same predicament you were in. So, don’t think ‘if I was only stronger this wouldn’t have happened to me.’ The purpose of the Unit is to solve the mystery and get these people so they can’t do this to anyone else.”
Emerson stood there with her mouth open and tears in her eyes. “If only my dad had said that to me when I woke up, would I be having these panic attacks or be second-guessing myself? Why couldn’t he have said it like that and be the loving father he once was?” Emerson wiped away the tears that escaped.
“You said he was once a loving father?” Nash asked, interested.
“Yeah, he wasn’t always this way, Nash. I don’t know what happened. When my mother was killed, he changed. Even toward me, he changed.”
“Have you ever tried to talk to him about it?”
Emerson pushed her fingers through her hair. “Some, but he just changes the subject. To be honest, I’ve…I’ve let him get away with not talking to me for so long that I never bring it up. I know I should’ve put my foot down, but my father is different and I guess I didn’t want to know the truth.”
“I’m sorry, Emerson. I truly am, but we can’t go back. If I could, I would’ve gotten to you sooner. But it did happen, and I’m here now for you. I’ll hold your hand and tell you that everything will be okay. You’ll never forget this, but you’ll find a way to cope with it and go on with your life. These panic attacks will get better and you’ll realize that the answer was always inside of you.”
Grabbing his arm, she searched his eyes. “Are you for real? What if you get tired of waiting on me? I’m going to disappoint you, and what if—”
Nash leaned forward and softly slid his lips over hers. He didn’t force the kiss, but he wanted her to know that he was here to stay.
Pulling back, they both stared into each other’s eyes. “Emerson Prescott, I’ll wait forever for you if I have to.”
Emerson wrapped her arms around his chest. “Thank you. Thank you for being here for me.”
“Always.”
She didn’t want to let go, but they couldn’t stay like this forever, even though she would. His body was so warm, and he smelled divine. All she wanted to do was lick him all over. Whoa, where did that come from?
“Are you tired?” Nash’s voice mumbled in her hair.
“Not yet. Are you?”
“Nope, I could stay like this all day.”
“I think you would get tired pretty quick.”
“No ma’am. You’re the most comfortable pillow I’ve ever had.”
Emerson giggled. “I’m a squishy pillow.”
“No, you’re everything.” Emerson felt relieved for the first time since her mom died. She didn’t feel like she had to impress Nash. He seemed to like her as she was. To him she was perfect.
“I want to take you up to the mountain to meet Jessie. She does all kinds of crafts, and it’s simply remarkable to watch her blow glass and make her jewelry.”
“That would be fun, and I want to thank her for this.” Emerson held up her bracelet.
“I think she would like that. You ready?”
Emerson walked hand-in-hand with Nash down the hallway. When the elevator door opened, her heart started beating faster.
Nash didn’t hesitate; he pulled her inside, trying not to give her time to think about it. He moved closer to her and whispered, “I have another surprise for you, but only if you can answer my riddle.”
Her whole face lit up, because she loved riddles. “What’s the riddle?”
His eyes twinkled. “Are you sure you can get this?”
“I’m very good at riddles, Nash. I think I can handle this.”
“Okay then. Well, what slides, stomps its foot, and jingles all the way?”
Emerson looked down to the ground in thought. “What slides, stomps its foot, and jingles all the way?”
“Yep.” Nash took her arm and led her out of the elevator. She was so preoccupied that she didn’t realize that a woman was standing in front of them handing him a coat and he was slipping it over her arms. Then he led her out the door.
“Emerson.”
“Huh?” She looked up at him, pulled out of her deep thought.
“What slides, stomps its foot, and jingles all the way?” He pointed, and that was when she heard bells, and saw a horse pulling a sleigh up the hill.
“A sleigh,” she whispered. He was taking her for a sleigh ride.
“We’re going to see Jessie in the sleigh?” she asked, excited. Her eyes darted back and forth from him to the sleigh.
“Yep.”
“Oh my God. Oh my God.” Emerson jumped up and down, clapping her hands together. “This is wonderful. I’ve always wanted to ride in one.” She jumped up into his arms and kissed him, then pulled away and ran down the steps.
A man stepped down from the sleigh, smiling. “She’s all ready to go, Nash.”
Emerson was too busy petting the horse to even give the man a second look. She loved horses and always wished she could own one, but her father was allergic to them.
“Thanks, Josh, I appreciate this. And sorry for the short notice.”
“No problem. The big ones are out on tours, and Betsy here had just finished her lunch. She should be ready to go now.” Josh started to walk off but stopped, “Oh yeah, the blankets are in the box and there’s fresh hot chocolate in the Thermos. Have fun.”
Nash stepped over to where she was standing and smiled. “Good surprise?”
She couldn’t stop smiling. “The best.”
“Well Miss Betsy has had her lunch and is ready to go. So, my lady, are you ready?” Nash held his hand out to her.
“Why yes, kind sir.” Emerson gave him her hand and he helped her up into the sleigh. Nash got in and pulled out a blanket, and placing it over both of their legs.
“Warm enough?”
“Yes…and thank you for doing this, Nash. I’ve never had this many surprises in my life.”
“Many more to come.” Nash said with a wink. He made a clicking sound with his lips and the sleigh moved forward. This was a moment that she would always come back to. This would be her happy thought.
“If you want some hot chocolate, look in that Thermos and pour yourself some. We just had some fresh snow fall last night, so it should be a white ride.”
Her face felt like it was going to break from grinning much, but she didn’t care. This was wonderful. She closed her eyes and listened as the sleigh slid across the snow and the bells jingled with each step Betsy made as she stomped the ground. It was magic.

Playlist:
Happier by Ed Sheeran
Issues by Julia Michaels
Make Me Cry by Noah Cyrus
Heavy by Linkin Park and Kiiara
I Feel It Coming by The Weekend
How Would You feel by Ed Sheeran
Wake me Up by Avicii
Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur
Hand of God by Jon Bellion

Fun Facts about Me:
I day dream a lot.
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I’m always a bad ass and I tend to be weak then bite you in the ass.
I love reading sex scenes but hate writing them.
I observe everything which is part of my job and who I am now. So deal with it.
I’m very LOYAL.
I love my readers.
I love my family and it makes hard to write when you want to be around them and can’t find the time to do that.

Blackburn Castle

Blackburn Castle
by R.C. Matthews
Genre: Paranormal Historical/Gothic Thriller
 
 

Victor Blackburn is living on borrowed time. An ancient curse violently claims the life of each Blackburn male on his twenty-seventh birthday. As his approaches, his only hope of survival is a witch who vanished long ago without a trace.

Mercy Seymour eagerly counts down the days until the curse will claim Victor’s life. She watched him murder her mother, and only his death will free her of the hatred and anger she harbors.

When fate throws them together in Devil’s Cove, desire simmers between the handsome pirate and the spirited barkeeper’s niece until they learn the truth about each other. Desperate for her cooperation, Victor spirits her away to Blackburn Castle in the Scottish Highlands, where forces of magic and mists from beyond the grave weaken her resolve, opening her eyes to the truth of the past.

As Victor and Mercy unearth the fabled stones needed to break the curse, they discover that the only weapon powerful enough to destroy hate is love. But will they have to sacrifice their relationship to save what means the most to them?


R.C. Matthews is the author of contemporary and historical romances featuring bold, sassy heroines and magnetic alpha heroes. Warning! The chemistry between her characters is off the charts hot, so read at your own risk. She resides in the Midwest and is surrounded by men: her husband and three sons. During her free time you’ll find her watching The Walking Dead, reading a fabulous book or hanging out with her family.
 
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Secrets of a Celebrity Sex Club

Secrets of a Celebrity Sex Club
by Dakota Fox
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
 
 
Hello and welcome to my world! My name is Dakota and like you, I have a desire for some good romance and it’s my personal experience that led me to put this series together. Picture Desperate Housewives meets Real Housewives, all wrapped up in The Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous. Sound good? Let me give you some background.
I grew up in Las Vegas and now live in Los Angeles. Like so many, I had the big dream. I wanted to be in movies and I wanted to be famous. I was optimistic; a friend of mine, had a friend, who knew someone, and so on. I was all set and the plan seemed easy. All I had to do was be good at my job, meet celebrities, make contacts and make it big!
My referral got me a job working in one of the most intimate places in Hollywood. I had an in and became a server and assistant in an elite and celebrity sex club known only to those wealthy and well-liked enough to have the honor. I was hired to serve guests and help make things comfortable; no, I do not indulge or partake in the goings on, that’s reserved for members only. It was an excellent opportunity and being a model back home, I felt like I was halfway to fame already!
However, if you haven’t heard, Hollywood is not that easy. Day after day reality hit and before I knew it, it was year after year. I mean, I’m still a beauty, or so they tell me, but the reality is that today I’m not so optimistic that I’ll see my face on the big screen. It seems my opportunities for fame went out the window the closer I got to the secrets I was privy to. Instead of finding stardom, I found that people with wealth, status and popularity start to shy away from those who have seen too much. That would be me.
And so I’ve taken my passion to the page and believe me, I have enough to fill it for years. These stories are all based on real people made up of celebrities and the Hollywood elite. People talk a lot and I am writing what I’ve come to know, filling in the blanks where I need to. I’ve seen what goes on behind-the-scenes in “tinsel town” for quite some time now; I’m talking about actors, singers, artists and even politicians. No athletes though, they weren’t allowed in the club. The members needed the financial background, integrity and intelligence to be let in and frankly, the athletes in general were a flat out risk.
I’ve changed the club name and character names of course, and since I do not go home with these people you can expect my own dramatization there based on what I’ve learned. My intent here is not to be vindictive in any way and I am not trying to ruin lives or take down the latest on the A-list. No, I simply want to tell the truth while exploring my creativity.
This series takes you into a steamy world, based on insider information and created with a bit of a twist. We have social elites in a luxury world, and a posh sex club with some big egos and fierce competition.
The secrets begin with the lives of “Rachel, Harper, Sloane and Lexi” but with so many members over the years, there is so much more to tell. I invite you into their stories.
Sloane Temple is the hot, blonde babe of the group. She’s all sunshine and personality, and more woman than most would even know what to do with. Behind the kinky fun and flaunting though, there is much more to Sloane than one could guess just by looking at her. Born and raised in California, she is married to Dylan and the two have made themselves known throughout California before landing in L.A. She gets roles here and there and his famed plastic surgery practice is growing by the minute. They love each other but their true passion is to be loved by others, and admired.
Episode One takes you inside this exclusive world of extravagant money, power and the erotic life of the club. Rachel and her very special group of close friends are the high-class main event. In their luxurious and limitless lifestyles of fame and money, they strive to maintain their position as an elite group of high-powered and very sexual social
 
 
Dakota moved to L.A. with the same big dreams as many Hollywood hopefuls do. What she found may not have been a position on the A-list, but what she did find was much more interesting. She is an artist of sorts spending her time writing and taking pictures, when she is not working at “the club”.
In the Celebrity Secrets series, Dakota brings her wit and creativity to the page to tell the true stories of what goes on in the secret and erotic world of the stars.
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House of Refuge

House of Refuge
by Jamie Lynn Boothe
Genre: Religious/Inspirational, Multicultural/Interracial Romance
 
 
Trinity Everhart thought her life was perfect—until it all changed within the blink of an eye…

Stuck in an abusive relationship after her mother’s death, Trinity neglects her connection with God while she lives in constant fear for her life. She wants nothing more than to break free from the prison she’s in and to return to a life that includes her love for photography and her religion. When she makes her escape, Trinity finds herself in the company of people who are willing to help her start over.

Gates Longman has seen his fair share of horrors and doesn’t need any more complications…

The ex-Navy SEAL wants to live his life in peace at Smith Mountain Lake, yet when an old friend calls upon him to aid a helpless young woman, he’s unable to say no. After agreeing to help Trinity and hearing her story, Gates is convinced the man from her past won’t let her go so easily, and he’s determined to do whatever he can to keep her safe.

To get through the toughest storms, sometimes all you need is love and a little faith…

At his cabin, Trinity finds solace and a chance to grow closer to God again, while Gates is given an opportunity to break down his inner walls. The more time they spend together, the more comfortable they become, bringing out feelings they have difficulty controlling. Now they need to decide if being together is just a chance happening, or if God’s hand is a bigger part of it.

But Trinity still isn’t safe, and there’s a danger lurking in the shadows, threatening to break down what they have managed to build together…
 
Jamie Lynn Boothe is from Virginia, but currently lives in Connecticut. He loves to write stories that will touch someone’s heart and soul to the depths and at the same time have them sitting on the edge of their seat.  Along with writing he also enjoys reading, art, music, movies, cats, naps on occasion, coffee and time with friends and watching sports. His favorite teams are the Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees.