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Release Blitz: Fearing the Dream by Ann Marie James

Fearing the Dream | Ann Marie James

Everyone’s Mechanic #2

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Release Date: June 16th, 2020

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Blurb

What happens when a man who is always alone meets a man who never is?

Sergei is the leader within the Russian immigrant community in Raleigh and the head of his family. He is a successful businessman who has carefully cultivated his intimidating persona, not correcting people when they believe him to be the head of the area’s Russian mob. Everyone comes to him if they have a problem. His problem is that he doesn’t know how to tell them no, especially his sister.

Stuart spends a lot of time alone, working from home as a graphic and website designer. He doesn’t want to be alone, but it’s simply how things have worked out. Stuart was devastated when his mother let his stepfather kick him out of the house as soon as he graduated high school.

Working two—and sometimes three—jobs to put himself through college didn’t leave him a lot of time to socialize. He has had to look out for himself for a long time now and finds it hard to let anyone in. Becoming friends with Lee Clark at Everyone’s Mechanic is one of the best things that has ever happened to him and it leads to him meeting Sergei.

Sergei has to break through Stuart’s protective shell and give him a home and family. Stuart needs to teach Sergei that it’s okay to have boundaries, even with loved ones.

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Excerpt

Stuart turned toward him, and Sergei found himself staring into his deep chocolate brown eyes for a moment before Stuart turned his back and got busy cleaning up the cake mess.

“You don’t have to stay. There’s not much left to do. I’m sure you’re very busy.”

Sergei came up behind him and wrapped his arms around Stuart. “I am not too busy for you. In case I did not make my intentions clear, I am very interested in you. I deeply regret that I failed to get your number before I left the wedding those weeks ago. I also deeply regret that I did not search you out sooner, since now you doubt our connection.”

Sergei felt a shudder go through Stuart then had to strain to hear the whispered, “Why?”

“Why what?”

“Why would you be interested in me? I am so not in your league.”

“Do you not feel our connection too?”

“Yeah, but…”

Sergei tightened his arms around Stuart. “The connection is what is important. The people involved are who are important. I don’t even know this ‘league’ you speak about.”

Stuart turned his head to look at Sergei, staring into his eyes and obviously trying to decide how sincere he was. “That’s easy for you to say. You’re the star player in the league. I’m the kid nobody picks who is sitting on the sideline.”

Sergei grabbed Stuart’s shoulder and turned him around so they were face to face. Leaning in, he pressed some of his weight into Stuart, holding him against the counter. “And yet I see you, and I am picking you.” Sergei watched Stuart furrow his eyebrows and bite his lip. “Say what it is you want to say.”

“How long?”

“How long what?”

“How long will you pick me? One night? Is that what you’re looking for?”

“No. I’m not looking for just one night. As I said, we have a connection. I would really like to see where this connection takes us.”

“Exclusively?”

“Why? Are you dating others?” Sergei growled the question, not liking the idea of anyone else dating Stuart at all.

Stuart barked out a laugh. “Hardly. You’re the one photographed with a different person on your arm every week.”

“I am told you didn’t know who I was at the wedding. Did you google me?” Sergei was charmed by the blush rising up Stuart’s face. “Ah-h.” Sergei relaxed, putting more of his weight against Stuart. “To answer your question, I will only date you and you will only date me, until such time as we decide differently together.” Sergei held up his hand to stop Stuart from speaking. “So that you are aware, I don’t plan on that being any time soon, if ever. I am a man who knows what I want when I see it, and I am rarely wrong in my instincts.

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About the Author

Ann Marie James is fluent in two languages, English and sarcasm. She believes that you will never learn anything new if you don’t read as much as you can, and/or talk to every stranger you meet. She always looks for the best in people and to treat people the way she wants to be treated.

Above all Ann Marie believes in love, whatever form it takes. Relationships are hard, love is the glue that keeps it together.

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Release Blitz: Whatever it Takes by Barbara Elsborg

Whatever it Takes | Barbara Elsborg

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Release Date: 02/12/19

Length: 123,000

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 Blurb

War in Syria has devastated Zain’s country, destroyed his family and broken his heart. When there is nothing left to stay for, he journeys to England, determined to follow in his father’s footsteps and train as a doctor in London.

He might be a refugee with no money, no friends and no qualifications but he still has his dreams and he’ll do whatever it takes to ensure his future turns out to be the one he wants.

Roman is a world away from the naïve Russian boy who lost everything, one devastating day. Now he’s a fixer for a wealthy Russian, keeping the guy’s business dealings away from the attention of the British authorities. Roman is balanced on a moral tightrope which grows more unsteady by the day. The last thing he needs is to become emotionally involved with a young Syrian, especially when he can’t afford to trust anyone.

A chance discovery in Roman’s car by Zain sets off a violent chain reaction and Zain is thrown into a world that threatens not just his dreams but his life. Roman has difficult decisions to make.

He’s determined to do whatever it takes to keep Zain safe. But lingering shadows from their pasts as well as prominent figures from Roman’s present need to be eliminated if they’re to have a chance together.

As lies and danger escalate, are they doomed before they’ve even begun?

Extract

Zain made a slight detour on the way back to the hotel, bought a portion of chips and ate them as he walked. Tomorrow he needed to find a job and a place to live. Not needed to. Had to. The place to live first and he’d lie about having a job. He’d use his savings for a deposit and rent. Once he was in his room, he’d have a long hot shower because there was no bath, curl up in bed, watch TV, and pretend the last few days hadn’t happened.

He unlocked the hotel room door, pushed it open and gaped when he saw Roman lying on his bed.

“Did you install a tracking device up my arse?” Zain asked.

Roman laughed and pushed to his feet. “How are you feeling?”

“Worried. Microchip under my skin, then?”

“No.”

“Don’t tell me I left a trail of breadcrumbs. That would have been very clumsy.”

Zain forced himself not to back off when Roman walked over to him.

“I followed you this morning,” Roman said. “I’d come to see if you were okay and saw you getting into a car. Once I knew you were in a hotel, I thought you’d be fine but…”

“But what?” Zain’s back hit the wall.

Roman stood right in front of him. Zain could smell his shower gel. Something hot, spicy. Why do I want him so much?

“You’re in danger.”

About The Author

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Barbara Elsborg lives in Kent in the south of England. She always wanted to be a spy, but having confessed to everyone without them even resorting to torture, she decided it was not for her. Volcanology scorched her feet. A morbid fear of sharks put paid to marine biology. So instead, she spent several years successfully selling cyanide.

After dragging up two rotten, ungrateful children and frustrating her sexy, devoted, wonderful husband (who can now stop twisting her arm) she finally has time to conduct an affair with an electrifying plugged-in male, her laptop.

She loves hearing from readers and can be contacted at barbaraelsborg@gmail.com If you’d like to hear about future releases please ask to be put on her mailing list.

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I love Stan – this novella is awesome

Hat_Trick_400Hat Trick by R.J. Scott & V.L. Locey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love Stan. There’s not much more to say other than this wee little trip into the lives of Stan and Erik is utterly fabulous.

There’re enough tensions to surround the narrative as Stan has to return to Russia, Chechnya in particular, to collect two orphan children who have been left to him following the death of their guardian – a cousin of the big Railers’ goalie.

Erik worries, Mama and Galina fret, Noah is confused as to what’s going on but eventually, the new additions come back to America and a new life begins for this little family.

The ending is beyond wonderful and I love everything about this series.

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

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