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Release Blitz: Disarming My Destiny by Taylor Rylan

Disarming My Destiny | Taylor Rylan

Sulfur Springs Series #5

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Release Date: 27.03.19

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US Marshal Bishop Jones has known heartache unlike someone his age should. After losing his only parent, he’s found himself completely and utterly alone with only his dog for company. Working long hours and being new to the area doesn’t give many opportunities for him to get out and meet someone.

Veterinarian Xander Garrison has devoted his life to four-legged critters. Between his vet clinic and the animal shelter he helps his mother run, he doesn’t have a lot of free time. But the lonely nights are getting longer and he wants more than just a warm body from the latest hookup. He wants a partner and lover he can count on.

There is an obvious attraction between the two men but the animosity Xander has toward Bishop is stronger than a rawhide bone. But when Bishop needs Xander’s help with a case, Xander sees a new side of the deputy and wonders if he was too quick to judge. Can their attraction disarm the locks around their hearts? After all, destiny and one tiny little furball have something else in mind.

Disarming My Destiny is the fifth book in the Sulfur Springs series. This is a Men of Crooked Bend spin-off, but it isn’t a requirement that you read that series to enjoy this one.

Familiar faces will be seen, but this series takes you off of the ranch and into the lives of those in Sulfur Springs.

While each book will focus on a different couple, you should read them in order. Each book contains sexually explicit material between two men and is intended for adults over 18.

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EXCERPT

Why was it that people who had no business having pets always had them? I had a few minutes after Mrs. Smith and her cat, Inky, left. Somehow that appointment went smoothly. Usually Inky wasn’t one for playing nice.

I glanced at the chart of my next patient and smiled. Oreo. Oreo Jones had been a patient here for only a year, but already I was completely in love with the little Havanese. She was a sweetheart that spent way too much time in our doggy daycare facility as well as being boarded for several weeks at a time here and there. And that was why people like her owner shouldn’t have pets.

“Doc, Deputy Hunk is here with Oreo,” Ezra said.

“Deputy Hunk?” I asked, confused as I looked at the chart again. It said Bishop Jones was her owner. Then it hit me and I groaned. “Ezra, I’ve told you that you have to be professional. That’s not—”

“Thanks, Pinky. You’re not really my type though. I usually go for older men,” the tall blond man with a Southern accent said from directly behind Ezra. My trying office manager turned and stared up at the other man, who simply smiled down at Ezra. Yeah, I could certainly see why he called him Deputy Hunk. Damn. Why did he have to be Oreo’s owner? And why did I have to be so damn attracted to the man?

“As if. You wish you could have this. I need a man that’s home on the regular. And you, sir, aren’t.”

“But yet, you just called me Deputy Hunk. By the way, there’s a lady and her cat in the room you told me to go into, Pinky.”

“My name’s Ezra.”

“Yeah, and mine’s Bishop, not Deputy Hunk. But your hair looks like cotton candy. Or bubble gum. It’s interesting. I know a guy who had to stop bleaching his when it started falling out. You have that problem yet?”

Ezra gasped and put both hands on his hair before he started patting and smoothing it back into place. As if it could move with all of the product he put in it.

“Ezra, which room did you put him in?”

“Three.”

“I just came out of three. Did Mrs. Smith not leave yet?” I asked, concerned. I picked up the chart and walked toward the pair standing at the door to my office.

“She did. So I’m not sure who…oh hi, Anne,” Ezra said as my mother came out of exam room three, carrying Snowball, one of her cats.

“Mom? What are you doing here? I thought you and John were skiing this weekend?”

“We are. I realized Snowball was due for her checkup though.”

I ran my fingers through my hair, frustrated. “Mom, you know Saturdays are busy. Why don’t you take her to your vet at Second Chance?”

“He quit.”

About The Author

The Men of Crooked Bend Series is what started it all for me and it’s seems I’m having a difficult time letting those men go! It was originally supposed to be a trilogy but it’s up to nine books now and the tenth and final book is planned for June!

In the Men of Crooked Bend series, you get to know the cowboys and other men of Wild Creek Ranch in Crooked Bend, Wyoming (a totally fictitious town). The series is set in the foothills of the Grand Teton Mountains, a place I fell in love with as a teenager.

I have a closely related spin-off series called Sulfur Springs. In it you leave Wild Creek and go to the little neighbor town of Sulfur Springs and meet the sexy men of the Sulfur Springs Fire Depart as well as quite a few US Marshals. You see some familiar faces but you also meet some very new ones. It’s currently up to four books with at least three or four more planned.

I love to read, it’s always been one of my favorite things to do since I can remember. When I started writing, I couldn’t decide if I wanted to write contemporary or paranormal as I love both. I chose contemporary but still, paranormal was talking to me and those darn shifters kept saying, “tell our story, it’ll be fun.”

So I did. And it was. That’s how I started my Honey Creek Den series. Honey Creek is another totally fictitious town set on Flathead Lake (a real place) in Montana. I’ve never been there, but hope to get there at some point.

Honey Creek Den is up to five books, and the sixth and final book in that series will be released in April 2019. After, I’ll pick back up with the Timber Valley Wolf Pack because everyone wants to meet Forest’s brothers, right?

When I’m not busy writing about cowboys, architects, sheriffs, firefighters, US Marshals, bears, tigers, or warlocks (to name just a few), I like to read (who doesn’t?). Because of my limited free time, I’m fond of short stories and novellas.

I’m mom to three busy teenagers who are determined to be in every activity imaginable it seems. And a cat named Lucky that we’re positive is an alien that was sent to spy on us 😉

I can be found on Amazon, Book Bub, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Blog Tour: Ricochet by Reese Knightley

Ricochet | Reese Knightley

Out for Justice #1

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RELEASE DATE: 07.07.18

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COVER DESIGN: Morningstar Ashley @ Designs by Morningstar

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WITSEC victim Noah Bradford knows secrets that could get him killed, and staying hidden seems like a good plan. What he didn’t plan on is losing his heart to a man who is sworn to protect him.

Battle-scarred US Marshal Robert “Mac” Mackenzie has a job to do, and guaranteeing the safety of Noah Bradford is at the top of that list. Mac will do whatever it takes to keep Noah safe, even if it means walking away.

Mac and Noah, brought together during extreme circumstances, have been separated by evil. It’s been six years, give or take, and Noah is coming for vengeance against the men who killed his mother.

He’s on a collision course with Mac, who has no idea of the man Noah has become. Sparks fly and the heat sizzles when these two powerful men are reunited, but will they survive the passion the past created?

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EXCERPT

Noah sat watching Mac through the windshield of the SUV. Mac had gotten off the freeway before pulling over next to a roadside stand. The man got out and bought a bunch of flowers and although Noah wondered why, he didn’t ask.

A few miles down the road, Mac pulled into a cemetery.

“I’ll be right back,” the marshal said after parking the SUV. Mac got out and walked across the grass, avoiding headstones until he stopped before one and placed the flowers in the vase in front of it. He looked so totally alone, standing strong against the wind.

Mac’s lips moved as he talked to the grave, and Noah could tell this was someone important to Mac by the way his fingers lingered on the gray headstone. Something about Mac standing alone near the grave caused a tightness in Noah’s chest, and he found himself leaving the warmth of the SUV.

Mac looked up when he shut the vehicle’s door, and their eyes met across the distance. Noah didn’t approach. He just wanted Mac to know he was there if the man needed him. A moment later, Mac approached and they both silently got back into the vehicle.

“Was that a friend?” Noah asked tentatively.

“Family,” Mac said brusquely, and Noah turned to glance out the window, swallowing the lump in his throat, and then looked back at Mac.

His gaze was drawn to the dark-haired man with a sexy five o’clock shadow growing along a chiseled jawline. Although he couldn’t see it from this side, the scar running down the left side of the man’s face gave Mac a dangerous look. In the close confines of the vehicle, Noah was very aware of the power in Mac’s corded arms and shoulders. The muscular chest he’d been held against during the escape drew his eyes time and again.

Mac took a series of side streets before getting them back to the safe house. Sitting on the couch, he tracked the marshal with his eyes, watching as the man turned on the television and selected a station. Jake and Jenny were on their way back but had stopped for a bite to eat.

He found himself staring at Mac’s trim hips. His eyes darted away before returning after a brief moment to lock on Mac’s ass. Freaking hell, no way would a man like Mac want him. Yet that didn’t stop him from wishing. He would have given anything for Mac to look at him and see someone other than a needy WITSEC victim.

Mac stalked back toward him, and Noah jerked his gaze to the television. Despite feeling displaced and scared, he felt better with Mac nearby. The man hadn’t said a word since they’d returned from the cemetery, and Noah couldn’t figure out what he’d done wrong.

Mac dropped onto the couch next to him. The marshal’s scent reached his nose, and his overactive imagination pictured Mac’s scent on his body and how that would possibly work. His pulse suddenly hummed in his ears. The man’s weight dipped the cushion, and one massive thigh innocently brushed against his leg. Instant arousal hit, and Noah lifted one of the small decorative pillows to clutch in his lap.

Mac scowled at him, and Noah shifted beneath the somewhat angry stare. Again, he wondered if he’d done something wrong. The normally kind man was missing, and in his place was an irritated stranger.

The marshal’s phone rang, and Mac’s eyes narrowed before he answered it.

“Mackenzie,” Mac snapped.

“If you have stuff to do, I’m fine on my-” Noah stopped when Mac shushed him with a stern look.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A native Californian, Reese spends her time creating stories from the characters rattling around in her head, which has caused her to talk to herself on more than one occasion. Her love for reading mystery, fantasy, action and adventure, and contemporary romance led to her love of writing, which keeps her up day and night.

Next to writing comes her love for coffee and wine, in no particular order. When not writing, Reese can be found working a part-time job where she daydreams of writing. She loves to hear from her readers and can be contacted at Reeseknightleyauthor@gmail.com

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Release Blitz: Ricochet by Reese Knightley

Ricochet | Reese Knightley

Out for Justice #1

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RELEASE DATE: 07.07.18

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COVER DESIGN: Morningstar Ashley @ Designs by Morningstar

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BLURB

WITSEC victim Noah Bradford knows secrets that could get him killed, and staying hidden seems like a good plan. What he didn’t plan on is losing his heart to a man who is sworn to protect him.

Battle-scarred US Marshal Robert “Mac” Mackenzie has a job to do, and guaranteeing the safety of Noah Bradford is at the top of that list. Mac will do whatever it takes to keep Noah safe, even if it means walking away.

Mac and Noah, brought together during extreme circumstances, have been separated by evil. It’s been six years, give or take, and Noah is coming for vengeance against the men who killed his mother.

He’s on a collision course with Mac, who has no idea of the man Noah has become. Sparks fly and the heat sizzles when these two powerful men are reunited, but will they survive the passion the past created?

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EXCERPT

After the day at the beach, Mac would steal him out of the house to eat burgers and fries or go to the lake, if not the beach again. Sometimes, Noah imagined he saw affection in Mac’s eyes, but the look would disappear as quickly as it appeared. The man certainly didn’t realize he starred in every one of Noah’s fantasies.

“How long do I have to stay in WITSEC with you?” Noah shifted in his seat, keeping his voice low. They were currently sitting at a coffee house, hours from the safe house.

“You’ll need to stay until you can testify. Then you’ll get a new identity. But all that won’t be until we catch Stevenson and Manning,” Mac said.

“So I won’t always be Noah Bradford?” Noah tested out his new last name. It felt funny saying it, but it wasn’t too far from Brown, so it grew on him quickly.

“No, not if you go to the trial.”

“Well, at least I get to keep my first name.”

“Mmhmm,” Mac agreed.

“And I really have to testify?” Noah licked the whipped cream from his lips and swallowed more mocha.

“Yes,” the man replied, nodding and shifting in his chair. “You’re the only one.”

“I’m the only one willing,” Noah pointed out since Jenny was wavering on testifying. Currently, his best friend was with Jake, trying to find a new outfit to wear to the movies. She’d stopped using heroin and the withdrawal had been brutal. Jake had taken her to the doctors and they had a plan to help people like her. As a result, Jenny had gained some much-needed weight, and to stop her from complaining about her clothes being too tight, Jake had offered to take her shopping today.

Mac sighed and pointed his straw at him. “Quit that. I have a surprise for you.”

“What?” Noah couldn’t help the feeling of excitement.

“Come on.” Mac smiled and stood.

A short drive away, Mac parked the SUV and entered a small warehouse-style building through the back entrance.

“Whoa,” Noah drawled, walking into the wide room until he stood beside a thick wrestling mat. The room was a massive gym, but only a few people were using machines in the far end of the room.

“Ever learn any self-defense?”

“Nope.” Noah grinned, putting an extra emphasis on the P, causing Mac to grin back.

“Well, you are now.”

After that, Mac brought him there as much as possible and taught him street fighting.

Noah loved every minute of it. Even though he got his ass handed to him more times than not, at least he got to do some hands-on with Mac. And hands-on with Mac made Noah’s day.

The day Noah knew he was getting better at fighting was when he managed to trip Mac to the mat and get the marshal in a headlock. Mac tapped out and Noah jumped to his feet and bounced on his toes, doing the Rocky Balboa dance.

“That was good. Let’s do it again. Remember, stay focused.” Mac’s deep voice grounded him, and Noah drew in a long, slow breath and then just as slowly, pushed it out. Mac cautioned him to stay calm and not get overexcited. The man said that keeping his cool would help him win a fight.

“Mind over matter,” Noah stated, reciting Mac’s words back to him.

Mac chuckled. “That’s right,” he agreed, and then lifted one hand and gave Noah a come-at-me gesture.

Noah willingly dodged in and then jumped back. They circled each other, waiting for the other to show weakness. Or, as Mac had told him many times, wait for your opponent to take the step that would put him off-balance.

Noah craved the times they were close. The sweaty marshal was so freaking hot. He smelled so good; like sweat, soap, and masculine power.

Frustratingly, Mac never gave any indication that he was interested in having more with him than a friendship. Mac pointed out that a nine-year age difference separated them. Plus, he was a minor. It wasn’t a big deal to Noah. In fact, he preferred older guys. Well, he hadn’t actually dated any guys, but when he looked at pictures, he had always been drawn to older men.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A native Californian, Reese spends her time creating stories from the characters rattling around in her head, which has caused her to talk to herself on more than one occasion. Her love for reading mystery, fantasy, action and adventure, and contemporary romance led to her love of writing, which keeps her up day and night.

Next to writing comes her love for coffee and wine, in no particular order. When not writing, Reese can be found working a part-time job where she daydreams of writing. She loves to hear from her readers and can be contacted at Reeseknightleyauthor(at)gmail.com

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Reese_Knightley

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/reese.knightley.90

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/reeseknightleyauthor/

WEBSITE: https://reeseknightleyauthor.blogspot.com/?zx=f0f192b0bec208c

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Impressive debut from Reese Knightley

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Ricochet
by Reese Knightley

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

This is an impressive debut and there are lots of very good things going on and I enjoyed it.

But, it’s also a bit busy, there are lots of characters being introduced as it’s the first book in a series, and there’s some huge time jumps at the beginning which didn’t work as well for me.

It also, again for me personally, lacked a bit of interaction between Noah and Mac in the earliest part of the narrative which would have given a strong foundation for why they were so apparently in love with each other.

I took a while to buy into this all-encompassing emotional connection they’d supposedly gained during Noah’s time in WITSEC because we’re were just told it, not shown it.

However, once the plot hit the present day, it really picked up into a very well done FBI/criminal procedural with an element of romantic suspense.

There’s probably still a few too many loose ends left dangling even though it’s only book one, but there’s no cliffhanger and the villains of this particular piece are concluded with.

Mistakes are few and far between, it’s pretty well edited except for a bit of overuse of the phrase “the man” instead of using their name. It drives me nuts but that’s my own personal quirk and I’m sure others won’t care at all!

Lots of potential pairings are left on the table for further books and it looks like there will be a main series storyline running through alongside each book’s plot.

I’m looking forward to more.

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

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Release Blitz: Alpha Chef by Sue Brown

J.T’s Bar Series

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 Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 46,000 words approx.
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Book #1 – Alpha Barman – Amazon US | Amazon UK
 
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When Greg Mitchelson’s home is torched and his employer killed, Greg fears it’s retribution for his past testimony against a notorious drug gang. Alone, with no money and only the clothes on his back, Greg turns to Colm Riordan, the Deputy US Marshall who’s protected Greg for the last 3 years. But Riordan doesn’t return Greg’s phone calls, and the local Marshal’s office refuses to help him.

In desperation, Greg goes on the run to Wyoming to find his brother, Mitch, whom he hasn’t seen in over a decade. As he reconnects with his brother, Riordan appears, searching for his missing witness. But Greg needs the answers to a lot of questions before he’ll trust Riordan again. Why didn’t he return Greg’s call? Is Riordan there to help Greg – or kill him?

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Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot, and has become an expert at ignoring the orders.

Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. She had an Aha moment and put pen to paper that same day. Sue may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.

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