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Christmas Shorts

I know, its a bit early in my world to be doing Christmas things but Thanksgiving is just around the corner and our new Christmas book is out so, take a break, breath in the crisp evergreen scent and dive into these short, nibbles of Christmas delight. Just the thing to end your long day of living in the chaos of life in the holidays, or for those breaks you sneak between rushing around from one activity to another. 

Take a break, breath a calming breath- make it a few, and read my heartwarming Christmas short story on the beginning of Ethan and Leilani’s Story. The following – novellas/novels will be the Engagement and the Wedding. Who knows? It could be more- I kinda love sagas.

 

My story in this wonderful collection is:  A Chance of Snow.

 

Temp worker Lani Stone loved her job. She never became bored before moving on to the next adventure. That was until she was hired to be the assistant for businessman Ethan Monroe while his own employee was out of the office. Ethan was everything she wanted in a man, kind, confident, good looking and low key. When the job ended, she never expected to see him again.chance of snow cover 25 percent

Ethan Monroe had fallen hard for the efficient, fun-loving Lani. He intended to pursue her but she’d left while he was out of the office. Soon after, business called him out of town. He accepted a ride home from the airport from an acquaintance and was pleasantly surprised when the driver was Leilani Stone.

Icy roads, a fall, decorating tips, and a chance of snow was all that Ethan needed to know this woman was a keeper. He hoped it was the same for her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors  from the Authors’ Billboard brings you All New Short Stories about love during the holidays.

These are bits of sweet, like a cup of hot cocoa and a cookie. Find a new author or savor your favorites as we weave a web of love this holiday season. And don’t forget to check out our other books for your reading pleasure from the authors at Authors’ Billboard.

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Amazon Christmas Shorts

 

 

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The Authors’ Billboard has a special holiday treat for you this year! Spanking new short stories – from the naughty and the nice list – to add fun to your 2019 season and keep your spirits high.
Eighteen of our masters of romance have contributed to this incredible deal for your entertainment this Christmas. Eat goodies, drink hot toddies, read, enjoy, make wishes and… dream.

Christmas Runaway: Mimi Barbour, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: A teenager, mad at her father, runs into the bush and is saved by Sara’s big white Samoyed.

The Captain’s Christmas Leave: Mona Risk, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: The wounded captain is resigned for the worst. But his soon-to-be ex-wife has some ideas to cheer him up.

Christmas Games: Stephanie Queen, USA Today bestselling author: He’s got game with an old flame.

Second Chance Christmas: Jen Talty, USA Today bestselling author: Will Angel be able to put the past where it belongs and give Darren a second chance?

Meeting Sam Klaus: Melinda De Ross, USA Today bestselling author: Can two people fall in love after only a few hours spent together?

Stuck On The Naughty List: Joan Reeves, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: Can the new Police Chief mend Cassie’s broken heart?

A Match Made in Mistletoe: Leanne Banks, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: Can a scarred attorney and his assistant find love when they’re trapped in an Inn haunted by a romance-happy ghost?

Candy’s Christmas Rescue: Cynthia Cooke, USA Today bestselling author: A broken-down car, a dog on the run, a wedding cake in peril, what else does Candy have to lose other than her heart?

A Christmas Creek Caper: Rachelle Ayala, USA Today bestselling author: Someone’s stealing packages off the Christmas Creek porches. Sheriff Brad Wing is on the case–until he’s caught with his hands up and his pants down.

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fearies: Taylor Lee, USA Today bestselling author: Can the drool-worthy financier persuade her that Christmas dreams can come true?

Peter Elph: Dani Haviland, USA Today bestselling author: A gambler finds a huge surprise in 1886 Tombstone.

Christmas Cupid: Nancy Radke, USA Today bestselling author: Cupid uses all his arrows to help two strangers find romance.

A Love on the Edge: Jennifer St. Giles, USA Today bestselling author: He expected to quickly catch a stalker and send the celebrity heiress on her way, but the case is more complex, and she might not be the wrong woman

Because We’re Snowflakes: Susan Jean Ricci, USA Today bestselling author: When a grad student from across the pond meets the campus librarian, will he teach her the true spirit of Christmas?

A Magical Christmas: Jacquie Biggar, USA Today bestselling author: When a little girl goes missing, it takes faith, love, and the help of a Christmas angel to guide her to safety.

A Chance of Snow: Alyssa Bailey, USA Today bestselling author: Can winter weather, a fall, and an unexpected invitation bring love?

Holiday Pickup By The Sea: Traci Hall, USA Today bestselling author: Harley’s job as a dating service coordinator has left her jaded, when it comes to little white lies. Are Marc’s pickup lines and bumbling attempts at a connection enough for her to lower her guard, and give them both a chance at love?

A Chocolate-Box Christmas: Josie Riviera, USA Today bestselling author: Love is sweeter with a touch of mischief.

Once upon a time, I was a monster

Hello!

October is coming to an end, but today is Halloween and I thought, as a last hurrah, you might like a little MONSTER story.

They say… “Nobody survives Ethan Reilly… “

My guest today on the

NEBT EBook

is

FELICITY BRANDON

with her newest book

FORBIDDEN

A Dark Necessities Prequel – Book Three

 

Lets get a little taste of the monster and his prey, shall we???

 

Once upon a time, I was a monster.

A predator who seized women just to get my kicks.

And then along came Lily. Lily—the light that chased my demons away.
Consumed with love for her, I finally put the sins of those torrid times behind me, until one dark day, everything changes.
I’m lured back into the shadows, the monster awoken again and now it will take every ounce of Lily’s submission to pull me back from the brink.
My betrayal sends our lives into a spiral of despair, and with justice looming on the horizon, it’s time we faced The End. 

Forbidden is a gripping, powerful, and emotional page turner with a breathtaking climax for fans of dark romance with a twist of true crime. It is the third in The Dark Necessities Prequels trilogy.

 

Giveaway:

https://tinyurl.com/yyevdfzt 

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Universal Buy link:  http://mybook.to/Forbidden

 

Goodreads TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46761314-forbidden

 

OKAY, I”LL SHARE A SNACK….

The rhythmic patting at her clit which could so easily lull Lily into somewhere heavenly if only Ethan would allow it to continue for long enough vanished again, replaced by a hard strike to her pussy instead. She screamed this time, permitting the pent-up energy coursing around her body to be liberated as the pain spiked, but as soon as the sound was out, the gentle crop was back. Teasing her, luring her and forcing Lily back into the realms of pleasure again.

Oh, sir. She tried to gather her scattering thoughts.

Only Ethan could do this. Only he could make her feel this way. One moment he makes an admission that should shock her to the core, and the next he has her back against the ropes again, hurting her and pleasing her—all at the same time.

“Is that good?” he asked with a laugh, but all Lily could do was blink in response.

He had a fistful of her hair and she could barely move her head, and all she could think about was that relentless little tapping at her clit.

Tap, tap, tap.

Each soft lick goading her, and drawing her body closer and closer to ecstasy. 

And then the burgeoning pleasure was gone, and he brought he crop back down hard against her wetness instead, eliciting an even louder, guttural cry from her stretched lips.

“I said, is that good?”

Ethan’s voice was demanding.

Yes, sir.

She forced her reeling thoughts to answer him. Yes, sir. More. Please.

The sound of his dark laughter enveloped her as the tapping resumed, his hand tightening against her scalp.

“You’re going to come for me like this, pet,” he snarled from somewhere over her head.

Oh God. He was right, and Lily’s eyes squeezed shut in response. Much more of this and she was going to come. It was so good. It was all so good. All the pain and intensity of it. The way he was immobilizing her, the collar at her neck and the fucking horrible gag in her mouth. It was maddening, but it was working, pulling her rebellious body toward the highs that only Ethan had access to. The crop continued its magic, making her gasp and clench around the plastic in her mouth and the long plastic shaft still shoved into her arse. The aching fullness taunted her, reminding her who owned her body as Ethan’s crop tormented her clit through the hair of the tail he forced her to wear.

“That’s right.”

She blinked her eyes open at the sound of his growl, but Lily could barely take in anything. She didn’t see the garden furniture stacked neatly in front of her, or the numerous potted plants she’d been growing out here for years.

All there was now was Ethan and his wonderful darkness, and the knowledge that he was going to make her succumb. 

It was only a matter of time.

“That’s right,” he told her again. “You’re mine, little pet. Mine to leash, mine to plug and mine to torture.”

Yes, sir.

“Tell me!”

I’m yours.

“Louder!”

Oh fuck, Ethan. I’m yours, sir. She screeched the words as powerfully as she could from her head into his.

“And who owns this arse?” he demanded, tapping the crop against the base of the plug wedged into her behind.

Lily moaned at the change of tact. Her body missing the clitoral stimulation, yet the tremors he sent through the plug nearly made her come anyway.

You own it, Ethan.

She wanted to turn her head and see him, but the fist in her hair was having none of it. There was no moving. There was no independent thought.

There was only Ethan.

Ethan’s will and Ethan’s way.

“And this cunt?” he mused out loud, dragging the crop south from the butt plug to her dripping wet pussy. “Who owns this, Lily?”

Her breaths were coming out in short, sharp bursts by now, her mind struggling to keep up with the multitude of sensations he was creating throughout her body.

You! she yelled as she blinked at the hand-crafted pots. You own it, sir.

Ethan lifted the crop and Lily just had time to gasp before it came crashing down against her pussy again, the pain now morphing straight into heat as her body sought out the pleasure it knew it deserved.

He chuckled ominously at that thought.

“Oh, you deserve it baby,” he agreed as he spanked her pussy with the crop again. “And don’t you worry, I’m going to give it to you.”

 

Universal Buy link:  http://mybook.to/Forbidden

 

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Can a sexy soldier convince her to give love another chance?

Look who I have visiting me today on the Neverending Book Tour?

 

Sierra Brave

Author of

Crystal Coast Love Connection

 Crystal Coast Romances Series

 

 

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After leaving a bad relationship, marine biologist, Jessica Butler has

sworn off love and relationships but can’t resist a night of no-strings

passion with hunky soldier, Captain Chase Culpepper. Their evening

sizzles, leaving Jessica satisfied, but when Chase wakes up alone the

next morning, he’s determined to make her his own.

The faster Jessica runs away, the more Chase finds to love about her.

What will it take for him to win her trust and her love?

 

 

Buy Links

US   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GRQT7WF/

CA   https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07GRQT7WF

UK   https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GRQT7WF

Link to Series Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXdVRBsSCKA

 

Want a little taste of what’s inside?

 

His lips pressed against hers as she reached around his waist, clutching

his ass and squeezing both cheeks over his jeans. His pulse raced—he

loved how she wasn’t afraid to show she wanted him. His tongue

flickered across the seam of her lips, and she widened her mouth as if

to welcome him. A frenzied rush of movement flowed as they tasted

each other, igniting Chase’s passion.

 

She grabbed at the back of his sweater, inching it upward. He broke the

kiss to help her, pulling it off over his head and letting it fall where it

would. His breath caught. Does she want me as much as I want her? Not

able to hold back, he tugged at the hem of her tank top, yanking it up

just enough to expose her breasts. She gasped as the cold air hit her

perky nipples, instantly hardening them. He placed a hand over each

lobe, caressing them.

 

Jessica surprised him, leaning over and pressing his face into the scant

hair across his pectorals. She nuzzled the area, and his flesh tingled. He

grabbed an old cushion off one of the rocking chairs and dropped it

before kneeling on top of it, leaving his face in the perfect position to

grab her zipper with his teeth while he unsnapped the button above. He

pulled her pants down to her ankles before nestling his nose against

her soft cotton panties.

 

She grasped his hair as he jerked her underwear down. When the cool

breeze hit her bottom, she squealed, lifting on her toes. Chase took the

opportunity to lap at her clit while warming her ass by rubbing the

round globes. As he flicked his tongue against her pink flesh, Jessica’s

knees wobbled, but she steadied herself by grabbing his shoulders.

Chase hopped up on his feet and then lifted her. He placed her in the

rocking chair that still had a cushion over the seat. She positioned her

hands on the brightly painted wooden arms, wrapping her fingers

around the edge as he removed her tennis shoes and yanked her jeans

all the way off.

 

He kicked the cushion on the floor so it was in front of Jessica and

dropped on his knees.

 

“Spread those sexy legs, Jessie.”

 

“I don’t usually let anyone shorten my name, but I like the way it

sounds coming out of your mouth.”

 

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About Sierra:

Sierra Brave is a multi-published author of smoking hot romance. She writes across genres, dabbling in a little bit of everything, including ménage and BDSM.  Her love of erotic fiction started in her last year of high school when she first read the sensual classic, Fanny Hill. She felt so naughty yet liberated with her copy tucked away in her book bag and hopes her work will have the same delicious effect on her readers.

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Just sign up to receive Sierra’s newsletter and you’ll get a copy of the hot capture, ménage, Fevered Dream.

 

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What’s a woman to do when a voice follows her home and makes mad, passionate love to her?

Guess who I have today on the NEVERENDING BLOG TOUR:

 

Daryl Devoré

 

and her fun, fan-yourself fantasy book

 

Love My Fate

 

Back Cover:

 

What’s a woman to do when a voice follows her home and makes mad, passionate love to her?

 

Daryl Devoré’s latest is a quirky paranormal urban fantasy – Love My Fate. 

 

Corporate businesswoman, Capricious Gray, is dragged to a sex toy convention by her best friend. After a mysterious disembodied voice helps her with her purchases, it follows her home. Passion ensues, leaving Capri torn between lust for her fantasy lover and the desperate need for reality in her life.

 

Thall, son of one of the Fates, harbours the irrepressible need to be with the woman he’s desired from afar for years. In order to make her his, once and for all, he must help Capri get past her fears, including the fear of what he represents – a fantasy.

 

Can fantasy become a reality for these two lovers?

 

Note: This book was previously published by New Dawning Bookfair under the title Capri’s Fate. The edition has a new title, new cover and has restored previously deleted scenes.

 

Amazon – ebook 

Amazon – print book

 

 

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Excerpt 1 – G rated

My erotic adventure began the moment he whispered, “Do you happen to own a pair of red, fuzzy handcuffs?”

~ * * ~

Well okay, it didn’t exactly start there. If I’m going to be perfectly honest, I think it started with Kat’s text: “Meet me at – insert name of five-star restaurant here.”

Kat’s always getting me to take her out for expensive dinners. I don’t mind, I’m a highly-paid executive, in a large global corporation, while she’s a receptionist in a small dental office. Besides, I like good food and her company.

Kat and I have been BFFs since third grade. We were in each other’s wedding parties and cried on each other’s shoulders at our subsequent divorces. Now, we’re each other’s go-to person whenever the mood strikes. Obviously, the mood struck and it involved my credit card. I texted back a reply –”Xavier’s. 6 pm.”

~ * * ~

Kat waited outside the restaurant when my cab pulled up to the curb. “Timing or what? I just got here.”

After the requisite cheek kiss, we stepped up to the Maitre D’. He smiled his I-must-be-friendly-because-they’re-guests smile and escorted us to our table. We ordered drinks and chatted. We talked about the weather, her new dress, my job—you know, just old—no, scratch old, put long-time—girlfriend stuff.

After a diet conscious meal, followed by a calorie-loaded dessert, we waited outside for a taxi.

“Do you trust me?” With a goofy grin on her face, Kat’s dark chocolate mellowed-from-too-much-wine, eyes gazed at me.

Having seen that innocent demeanour before; it meant nothing but trouble. I was a bit wary. Okay, a lot wary! The last time she’d gawked at me like that and asked the same brainless question, we ended up at a frat house beer slosh during Homecoming and I wasn’t in college anymore.

A cab pulled up and stopped. She grabbed my arm and dragged me into it. “Convention Centre.”

I slid next to her and shut the car door. “What’s at the convention centre?”

“That’s the trust me bit.” She raised her hands and flicked two fingers up and down at the words trust me.

You have to love air quotes.

I checked my cell for messages then glanced at her. “Is this going to get me arrested? Again?”

She shook her head.

“Is it going to get me hit on—again—by horny, beer-soaked, college drunks?”

Kat giggled.

“Is that a yes or a no?”

“Nope. Not going to tell you. You need to trust me.”

Air quotes.

Again.

 

INTERVIEW EXTRA:

6 Questions with Capri Gray from Love My Fate

  1. What is your full name and what do you do?

Capricious Gray – Capri for short and to add to that – I’m a Capri-corn.

At the start of my story I was an executive in a global corporation.

  1. How did you meet the man of your dreams?

That’s not easy to answer. The man of my dreams isn’t a man – sort of. We met at a sex toy convention.

  1. You obviously have to explain that!

My BFF, Kat, dragged me off to a sex toy convention. Her idea! And I heard this voice ask me to purchase something fun, something erotic and something dangerous. And it just went from there.

  1. So, did you buy something fun, something erotic and something dangerous?

Suffice it to say, I made interesting purchases that evening which may have happened due to the consumption of several glasses of champagne.

  1. Any advice for the readers of your story?

If you like deep drama that focuses on the angst of modern society – this is so not the story for you. This is my story – an average woman living an average life when out-of-the-blue highly unusual things start happening.

 

Bio and Social Media Links

 

Two writers in one. Daryl Devoré writes hot romances with sexy heroes and strong heroines. Victoria Adams is Daryl’s alter ego when she’s inspired to write sweet romances with little to no heat.

 

Daryl (@daryldevore) lives in an old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, two black cats – Licorice and Ginny-Furr Purrkins – and some house ghosts. Her daughter is grown and has flown the nest. Daryl loves to take long walks on her quiet country road or snowshoe across the back acres, and in the summer, kayak along the St. Lawrence River. She has touched a moon rock, a mammoth, and a meteorite. She’s been deep in the ocean in a submarine, flown high over Niagara Falls in a helicopter, and used the ladies room in a royal palace. Life’s an adventure and Daryl’s having fun living it.

 

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What is the NEVERENDING BLOG TOUR?

 

It is a group of authors who share their newest books cooperatively on a different blog each week. The participants are below. 

Do a little blog hopping of your own and check out what the authors are sharing this week.

NOTE: Not every author will be sharing a NEBT book every week but you can find some of their other posts as well.

Follow them all!

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Kryssie Fortune Patty Devlin
Kathryn R. Blake Ashe Barker
Felicity Brandon BJ Wane
Blushing Books PK Corey
Abbie Adams Alyssa Bailey
Anita Philmar Valerie Ullmer
Daryl Devore Libby Campbell
Sierra Brave Jaye Peaches