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Utterly brilliant – and surprisingly moving – intro to this new romantic suspense series

Ride the Lightning CoverRide the Lightning by Aimee Nicole Walker

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well, I wasn’t expecting to get all teary reading a romantic suspense but I should know with Aimee Nicole that there’s nothing conventional about her stories.

This first offshoot from the Zero Hour series is superb. It focuses on Jonah St John, the criminal analyst at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and a cold case he’s asked to investigate by his next door neighbour Marla.

And how much did I love Marla, I think she’s one of the best characters Aimee’s written, I loved her sass, her sadness, her balls-to-the-wall attitude and her unquenchable desire to see justice done for her murdered friend.

I’ve no idea on the accuracy of investigations, of cold cases and how hard it is to re-open them, but I was absolutely carried along as Jonah and his two friends, and fellow crime podcast friends Rocky and Felix (who we’ve already met in the previous series) started to dig up information.

The pacing in this was brilliant, I picked it up this morning, read until I had to start work, and then grabbed it again as soon as I was done to get to the conclusion as soon as possible.

Regarding who the bad guy turns out to be, it did seem a bit of a familiar way in which the romance suspense trope often goes – but it wasn’t enough to spoil the ride and Aimee Nicole’s narrative definitely provides all the necessary information and justifications to make them the perpetrator.

That’s my single thought out loud as it’s not a negative at all, only a commentary on the commonalities of the genre trope as a whole which, let’s be honest, happens with pretty much all the various types of romance stories as well!

I loved this one and book two has me chomping at the bit to see just why Felix hates the reporter responsible for another crime related podcast so much. Enemies to lovers, coupled with a (hopefully) second chances narrative, is one of my absolute favourites.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

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Release Blitz: Ride the Lightning by Aimee Nicole Walker

Ride the Lightning | Aimee Nicole Walker

Sinister in Savannah #1

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Release date: June 23rd, 2020

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Blurb

Truth seeker. Promise keeper. Guarded heart.

By day, Jonah St. John is a criminal analyst for the Georgia Bureau of Investigations. By night, he produces Sinister in Savannah, an investigative podcast, with his two best friends. Jonah’s life revolves around three principles: a man’s word is his oath, friendships are priceless gifts, and love is for other people.

When the Sinister in Savannah team delves into the thirty-eight-year-old murder of a drag queen, they quickly discover that the story doesn’t end with the alleged killer’s confession in 1995. Continuing the investigation could have fatal consequences for Jonah and everyone he holds dear, including his irresistible intern.

To love is to lose: a lesson Jonah has learned the hard way. For a decade, he has embraced solitude as his penance for a past mistake. Then came Avery Bradford, a man whose warmth and sunshine infuses Jonah’s battered soul and challenges his resistance. Over the past eight months, Jonah has soared closer and closer to Avery’s flame until the thing he’s feared the most becomes the one he can’t live without.

The chill of danger merges with the heat of desire, forming a deadly superstorm. Will Jonah seek shelter or ride the lightning?

Sinister in Savannah series is a fictional podcast exploring the city’s most nefarious crimes with Southern-fried snark. The books explore friendship, love, loss, and the irrepressible human spirit. Ride the Lightning is book one of three.

While each book is written about a different couple, the series should be read in order. Sinister in Savannah is an LGBT romantic suspense series with mature language and sexual content intended for adults eighteen and older.

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Excerpt

“Who is Dirty Harry?” Dakota asked.

“It’s a movie franchise starring Clint Eastwood. Mr. Ling just performed some of the iconic lines from it.”

“Never heard of him,” SWG said.

“Scott Eastwood’s dad,” Jonah explained.

Awareness sparked in Dakota’s blue eyes. “Oh, I know him.”

“He looks just like his dad,” Jonah said.

“Where’s your gun and badge?” Dakota questioned.

“He’s not that kind of cop,” Mr. Ling said as he rejoined them. He tapped his temples, and Dakota looked even more confused . “Uses brain to catch bad guys instead of a gun.”

Jonah could happily go the rest of his life without holding a gun, let alone shooting one.

“I’m a criminal intelligence analyst,” Jonah explained. “I have to take all the same training and certifications as the field agents, but my position doesn’t require me to carry a gun.”

“Brain is a weapon,” Mr. Ling said emphatically.

“So, you’re like a cyber cop?” Dakota asked.

Jonah wasn’t in the mood to correct the kid’s assumptions, so he said, “Something like that.”

About The Author

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Ever since she was a little girl, Aimee Nicole Walker entertained herself with stories that popped into her head. Now she gets paid to tell those stories to other people. She wears many titles—wife, mom, and animal lover are just a few of them.

Her absolute favorite title is champion of the happily ever after. Love inspires everything she does, music keeps her sane, and coffee is the magic elixir that fuels her day. I’d love to hear from you

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Release Blitz: Ryder’s Guardian by Ann Lister & TL Travis

Ryder’s Guardian |Ann Lister & TL Travis

Maiden Voyage #1

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Release Date:  May 15th, 2020

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Blurb

For Maiden Voyage guitarist, Ryder Hampton, life is great. He and his bandmates are embarking upon an epic European double headlining tour with their friends from Social Sinners with the band Embrace the Fear opening for them.

Since joining Maiden Voyage in his twenties, Ryder’s life has been a whirlwind of the cliched “Sex, drugs and monumental doses of Rock ‘n Roll. And he’s loved every minute of it from the sold-out shows to the revolving door of bed partners.

Max Hightower has always been a team player. Whether it was working with his team in the Marines or now with the private security company, Ventura Security. These days, his job was to have the backs of a band of musicians. One band member in particular he’d allowed to get too close and now emotions were involved.

Ryder Hampton had left his mark on Max’s closed-off heart and now Max’s job was in jeopardy. Falling for your principal wasn’t safe – nor smart. Neither was missing the mark on protecting him and now Max was guilty of both. The security detail he’d begged his boss for had turned out to be the one that could ruin him and shatter his heart too. Max couldn’t allow either option to happen.

Maiden Voyage series must be read in order as each book starts where the last one ended but is from another band members point of view:

1 – Ryder’s Guardian
2 – Derek’s Destiny
3 – Jaxson’s Nemesis
4 – Shadow’s Light

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Excerpt

Ryder

I slid into the plush hotel robe and slippers. As soon as I opened the bedroom door, the wonderful aroma wafting from our food assaulted my senses, “That smells so damn good.” After removing the chrome dome shell that covered it, it instantly made the room smell even better. The plate was packed full and I for one was more than thankful for that. I plopped my tired ass down and dug in and couldn’t help the erotic noises escaping me. “This is better than any orgasm.”

“Then you’re doing it wrong,” Max said, his eyes were glued to my lips.

“Really? Do tell,” I leaned back in the chair, seductively licking the grease from my fingers while keeping my eyes trained on his, waiting for his insightful explanation. He was taking far too long to spit it out, so I decided to…test his comfort level. I slung my leg over the arm of the chair. The robe slid down, barely covering my junk and leaving my left thigh fully exposed. His eyes heated, even more, than they already were. Through the material I cupped my dick, slowly sliding my hand up it, “please, continue,” I urged him.

Max growled, standing up so abruptly that the chair went sailing backwards and before I could draw my next breath, he had me pinned where I sat. “Tease me again brat, and you won’t be able to sit for a week.”

“Promises, promises,” I tsked, poking the bear. Probably not the wisest of decisions but I wasn’t backing down from it. No way, no how. I’d take whatever the big guy dished out.

Up and over his shoulder I went, across the room in three long strides before my body landed on the bed, “Don’t move,” Max warned me, stripping the belt from around the bathrobe I was wearing. He secured my wrists tightly before flipping me over. The robe was now pushed up my back pooling just below my shoulder blades and putting my ass on full display, “I’ve dealt with spoiled brats before, immature as they were, they still knew not to push me. Now I find myself in a very precarious position with you and it seems I need to teach you a lesson, Ryder.”

Over my shoulder I stared as he rolled his sleeves up and sat down, pulling me across his lap. “Ryder, I need you to count with me. If you don’t keep an accurate and timely count, I’ll add another swat for every number you pause on. Understood?” When I didn’t respond his hand landed across my right ass cheek with a resounding slap filling the air.

“Fuck!” I yelled.

“For having to repeat myself, the number has now gone from five to ten. Again I ask, do you understand me Ryder?”

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About the Authors

TL Travis & Ann Lister enjoy weaving erotic webs that transport their readers into the stories they tell. They love to hear how they get swept away and are held captive with each turn of the page.

To learn more about their literary works, please visit their websites.

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Ann Lister is a native New Englander currently living in Florida with her husband. She has pulled details from her years living in the New England area and uses many local settings and landmarks in her novels.

After graduating art school, marrying, and raising two daughters, she established her own video production company. Her nearly two decades working in video production included work within the music industry and won her a coveted Telly Award. Her ‘behind-the-scenes’ exposure to the music world and her love of rock music is the inspiration for her erotic rock star romances.

Her rock star romance, “Fall For Me”, Book One in The Rock Gods series, was a Finalist in the 2013 Rainbow Award and Book Three, Make You Mine, established her as an Amazon #1 Bestselling Author. Her stories focus on what it truly means to love; love unconditionally, love without restrictions or labels, love without fear or judgment – to just simply love.

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TL Travis is the published author of a plethora of LGBTQ+ Erotica and Erotic Romance musings that have earned her a “Best Selling Author” status in the US as well as Internationally.

In her spare time, when she’s not weaving erotic webs, she enjoys fishing, wine tasting and people watching. Everyone has a story to tell, what would yours be? She’s rescued 4-legged souls in need for as long as she can remember, and would like to remind you to “Adopt, not shop.” Saving that lost soul may very well save yours too.

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