Surrender might be a wanton Malibu club, but it’s hardly fun and games for Jacquie. As the owner’s assistant, she’s all work and no play. That changes when three bad boy rockers scout the lifestyle club as a provocative idea for their new album.
As the frontman for Dominant Men, Max is lusciously male and unqualified alpha, eagerly playing Dom to a willing sub. Backup singer and lyricist Andy is more laid back. However, his wild, reddish locks hint at the fire within, which he proves in bed. Entertainment reporters have dubbed composer Devlin ‘the blond devil’. To him, vanilla sex is for when you’re too old to make the effort. The more daring the play, including BDSM, the faster he’s onboard.
Ready to live, Jacquie offers to be their carnal guide through Surrender, willingly delivering herself to these sexy beasts for an adventure like no other.
This is book two in the Surrender series but can be enjoyed as a standalone
Publisher’s Note: This steamy, contemporary, reverse harem romance is intended for adults only. It contains elements of sensual scenes, power exchange, and adult language. If any of these offend you, please do not purchase.
The door swung inward.
My freaking god. This is actually happening.
Max entered first, pure alpha, his features rough, grin mischievous, his freshly washed hair dancing over his shoulders, his stubble tempting as hell. Tonight, he wore a dark blue suit, a sapphire shirt, and matching tie. Totally hip. At twenty-nine, he was male to the extreme.
Bree rattled the papers to catch Jacquie’s attention for the performance she suggested.
No good. Jacquie couldn’t look anywhere except at him. To keep from throwing herself into his arms and ruining her badass-chick act, she dug her nails into her palms.
His gaze zipped down her, crawled back up, settled on her cleavage for a long, long while then inched up to her mouth, where he also lingered, then met her eyes.
Male interest sparked in his, his grin widening.
Warmth poured through her, followed by certainty she’d rarely known. Bolstered, she returned his smile. Not as a fan, but as a woman needing a man’s firm touch, followed by his regard, respect, and tenderness. Something crossed his face.
Pleasure? Passion? Both? Neither? She couldn’t read the emotion. Crap.
Tempering his earlier joy, he stepped deeper inside, homing in on her, Bree forgotten, no one else existing for him.
Worked for her.
Andy entered the office, his auburn hair striking, his baby blues soulful yet also eager. The perfect combination in any man and ideal for a lyricist who wrote songs that brought her to tears. She liked his burgundy suit, gold tie and shirt, the colors outstanding on him. Unable to wait any longer for his smile, she grinned hard enough to make her cheeks hurt.
His preppy features lit up. He blushed then beamed, more beta than alpha.
Fine with her. He was a year younger than Max and Devlin, his response to her the greatest gift she’d known.
Devlin elbowed past both men, his dark blond hair swinging, his leather suit outrageous and totally him. Like Max, he was alpha to the core, at least during their performances and in entertainment articles she’d read. His tuxedo shirt and bowtie tamed him—somewhat. His beard-shadowed cheeks, upper lip, and chin showed what a bad boy he was. He winked.
Her smile approved of it and everything he was.
Bree cleared her throat and tossed the papers on the desk. “We’ll go over those details tomorrow. For now… Gentlemen, welcome. Max, Andy, Devlin, this is Jacquie Reynolds, my assistant. Jacquie, Dominant Men.”
They stepped forward as one, delivering their heat.
Max offered his hand first. She slipped hers inside his and almost died. His palm was calloused and hot, one thousand percent masculine, his touch firm yet tempered in strength. At six-three, he looked down at her, the stilettos not making a dent in their differing heights.
“Nice to meet you, Jacquie.”
His smooth, deep voice caressed her name. She’d never forget the sound. “The pleasure is mine.”
No lie, given how she melted inside. However, her tone remained even, not betraying her arousal or anxiety.
He offered another killer smile and leaned closer, his brown eyes so dark they looked black.
His scent washed over her, something fresh and aquatic, similar to the sea. Fitting for a man who resembled a pirate. Wild. Unrestrained. Commanding. He was definitely starring in her first romance. She shook inwardly.
Devlin offered his hand next, crowding out Andy who either didn’t mind being one-upped or wouldn’t show it.
Not liking Devlin’s behavior, she gave him a cool look.
He smiled sheepishly and bobbed his hand up and down, reminding her what to do next. “It’s great to meet you, Jacquie. I hear you have no equal in your work. I don’t doubt it for a second.”
At his praise and silky baritone, her disapproval crumbled faster than a sandcastle during a hurricane. His solid grasp said he wouldn’t let go anytime soon. Exactly what she needed from him in bed. “I do my best. I’m delighted to meet you, too.”
He stroked her thumb.
Pleasure blossomed within her. She reeled.
“I’d say we’ve waited far too long to meet.” He brushed his lips over her knuckles, his stubble rough, mouth ungodly soft.
Another second of him being his devilish self and she’d beg him to do her then ask the others for the same. His sensual, bold fragrance enthralled, a spicy-musky scent bringing to mind torrid summer nights, satin sheets, and naked flesh.
Before she lost what scant control she had, she eased her hand from his, ready to meet Andy.
He regarded her boobs, plumped by the dress, then met her gaze, with naked craving in his eyes.
His brief intensity surprised her, his grip as impressive as the others, but also friendly and caring. His scent proved minty, pleasant, and masculine.
It should have calmed her. Instead, her desire shot into the stratosphere. “Hey.”
His grin stretched ear to ear. “Hi. Great to meet you, Jacquie. Thanks for showing us around tonight. I’m sure you have other work you could be doing.”
Loving his rich voice, she shook her head hard enough to make the earrings tap her jaw. “Not in the least. That stuff can wait until tomorrow.” She looked at Bree. “Right?”
Bree struggled not to smile. “It’ll be waiting for you at your desk when you come in. Until then…” She regarded the guys. “Have fun. Enjoy Surrender. Let your imaginations run wild.” After giving Jacquie a knowing look, she ushered them from her office.
Tina is an Amazon and international bestselling novelist who writes romance for every taste – ‘heat with heart’ – for traditional publishers and indie. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly,Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic novels were Readers' Choice Award winners. Another three were named finalists in the EPIC competition. One of her erotic contemporary romances was chosen Book of the Year at the French review site Blue Moon reviews. The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for one of her erotic romances. Two of her titles received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition. Another two won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, she worked at a major Hollywood production company in Story Direction.
Vampires, Witches, Werewolves...all supernatural creatures and some of my favorite characters. I love my paranormal romances. There's something amazing about a man who has lived centuries, finding love with a young women he waited a lifetime for. I enjoy stories where characters can do the impossible, be it magic or shape shift.
Ashley Pagano has an amazing series which begins with The Gauntlet. Her characters exist in a new way. The vampires don't sparkle. The werewolves aren't necessarily teens. The witches aren't crowded around a cauldron. They are dark and dangerous as well as perfectly normal...in a place hidden in plain sight... a hotel.
Coming out in June, The Gauntlet is sure to grab you and take you on a wild ride.
Blurb: Hidden in plain sight, is a mysterious hotel that doubles as a supernatural refugee: The Soppronaturale. Each supernatural inhabitant has a specific purpose, job, and destiny. All to keep the hotel running and its secrets safe.
Vampires exist. Werewolves exist. Witches exist. Shape Shifters exist. And now Faeries exist. The last two Faeries, once unified, could be the most powerful forces on Earth. Ommily, newcomer to the Soppronaturale, offensively controls and manipulates the four elements; Fire, Earth, Wind and Water. While Link defensively uses their energy to shield Ommily and himself from even the darkest magic.
They could protect all others. But first, they have to defeat the Gauntlet.
And don't forget to check out Ashley's other Paranormal Series- Never Fear the Reaper
About the Author: Ashley Pagano has always dreamed of being an artist both figuratively and literally. Her love of art was instilled by her mother who always inspired her to be creative either with a paintbrush or with a pen and paper. As far back as she can remember her life was always centered around introspection, storytelling, and imagination. Because she is so artistic, she took to the idea of creative writing very passionately. Her ability to describe a scene, person, or place, she compares to painting a picture, where she can describe every detail vividly in order to make the reader feel like they’re truly living in the story. Her works of writing usually center around a powerhouse female protagonist (which reflect her own personality), who progresses through many wild and extreme obstacles. Ashley loves to write stories that end with a cliffhanger, that have the reader begging for more and questioning what happens next. Her most recent novel sets the stage for the paranormal romance of the century and includes ghosts, poltergeists, and demons who just love to get in the way of true love. Ashley has won awards for her design, art, and writing.
Ashley doesn’t believe in down time whatsoever and actually loves having a full “To-Do”list. Ashley is a wife to her wonderful husband, Eric and a mother to a beautiful little baby girl named Dakota. She is also a Graphic Designer and a health and fitness coach. Her husband and daughter inspire her to be the best person she can be and encourage her to pursue any of her dreams (no matter how extravagant they may be).
When you are smitten, you are crushing hard on someone. You are in love (all lowercase) and not quite at the LOVE point but getting there.
Michigan is known as the mitten state. A part of the reason is because the state is shaped like a mitten but also because it's freaking cold there and I'm wearing mittens today (yep, after Mother's Day).
So it's wonderful that author, Susan V. Vaughn has decided to run with the play on words for her new series, Smitten... romances set in the state of Michigan.
Blurb: Ted Harper knew moving to Milford to open his dream bar wouldn’t be easy. But he could have never imagined he would be so easily distracted from his goal. Violet Marino is beautiful, smart, captivating, and unfortunately, his next-door neighbor. Now Ted has a dilemma on his hands he didn’t anticipate as his life becomes entangled with a woman he can’t seem to forget.
Violet Marino has spent decades caring for her family and working at her father’s restaurant as a waitress. Hardly the life she dreamed of living when she was a little girl. But after her mother died, she was never a little girl again. Thrust into the parenting role for her two younger siblings, Violet sacrificed everything for their well-being. When a handsome business owner offers her more than just a sweet escape, Violet is tempted to take him up on the offer. Even if that means jumping into the unknown.
Now Up for Pre-Order! Lock in Your Chance at a Copy, first thing! Amazon Kobo BN Releasing June 5th!
About the Author: Romance Author, Susan Vaughn understood the meaning of sarcasm before she could walk. Her childhood in the suburbs of Detroit was spent mainly trying to outwit her six creative siblings. When she wasn’t working on the next soul-crushing jab, she sharpened her imagination on romantic literature and day dreamed about her knight in shining armor.
It didn’t take long for this hairdresser by trade to turn her passion for reading romances into writing her own unique love stories. Susan lives her life finding laughter in all situations, and delights in marrying sarcasm with romance to create realistic falling-in-love stories in the unlikeliest of scenarios.
Susan lives on the shores of Lake Huron with her real life knight in shining armor and enjoys watching their three children learn the art of sarcasm and wit.
My kids were (and still are) big Pokemon fans. So when I saw that a movie was coming out, I paid attention. When they said that Ryan Reynolds (of Deadpool fame) was going to voice Pikachu...I knew I had to see for myself.
If you want to catch my review live on the radio, you can listen to WHMI on Monday morning at 8:40. I also have posted my review on my movie review blog.
What was your favorite Pokemon? And if you saw the movie, what did you think?
Your boss has been having you do his dirty work for years. It doesn't matter that you didn't know. You're in trouble with the law. But if you go to the law, not only would you be in jail...but The Organization will kill you.
You are dammed if you do and dammed if you don't.
Audrey J. Snyder's debut novel sets the danger to the highest degree. You won't be able to put the book down!
Blurb: As a reporter for a local newspaper, Angela Hollingsworth has traveled all over the world collecting information, artifacts and samples, always bringing back a package for her boss from an associate in whatever country she visited. What she didn’t realize was that the packages contained drugs, stolen art or both.
Desperate to stay out of jail, Angela can only rely on one man, Glen Spencer, an agent for the FBI. Together, they devise a plan to take down one of the biggest drug cartels in New Jersey. Trusting her old college friend, Angela doesn’t anticipate the danger coming for her.
Now Angela is fighting for her life and her feelings for Glen…but time is running out. Will she be able to escape the Organization or will all her dreams end up in a body bag?
EXCERPT: Angie worked throughout the day often interrupted by her thoughts of how to help Glen bring down the Cartel. She walked to the garage with other staff members and drove home.
Angie pulled into her driveway and opened her trunk to take out a bag of dog food she’d been carrying around for a couple of days. When she opened her trunk, she screamed. There was a dead rat sitting on top of the bag of dog food. It was posed and staring at her.
Angie looked around to see if anyone was around to hear her scream. There wasn’t. She slammed the trunk and went inside to call Wende. Wende told Angie to stay in her apartment and that she would be over soon.
She was playing with Sophie when Wende rang her doorbell. Angie looked through the peephole to make sure it was Wende. She barely spoke, and gave the car keys to Wende so she could remove the rat from her trunk.
Wende told Angie she’d be right back to discuss a new strategy. She returned with an overnight bag and told Angie her apartment was clear of cameras and bugs so they could talk freely.
“Who do you think put the dead rat in your trunk?” Wende asked.
“There’s only one person that would do this. Frank,” Angie said. “I think he’s sending me a message.”
About the Author: Audrey Jane Snyder is an enterprising professional who has spent 40+ years in the corporate sector in the fields of human resource management and customer and community service. She has been an independent consultant specializing in on-line web based training of interpersonal skills for first-line managers.
Audrey was an Adjunct Professor at DeVry University and Director of Customer and Community Relations for the Port Authority of Allegheny County. Audrey holds a BS in Business Communications and a Masters in Professional Leadership. Now she spends her days authoring works and motivating other professionals. Audrey is a member of PennWriters, Inc., Sisters in Crime, and the Mindful Writers Group. Audrey resides in Pittsburgh, PA.