Books, Photos & a little bit of everything else: Aug. 18

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  • Secret Pressure by Rhonda Lee Carver: Blog Tour & Giveaway

  • The Favor by Elle Luckett: Release Day Blitz & Giveaway

  • Hot & Bothered by Lynn Raye Harris: Release Blitz & Giveaway

Book: Secret Pressure
Author: Rhonda Lee Carver
Genre: Cowboy Romance


Synopsis

Ruby Stone volunteers at the rodeo auction to raise money for a good cause, but she’s in for a surprise that’ll shock her from roots to stilettos. Seeing her old flame, Jobe Walters, is enough to turn her blood to boiling—and threatens to unravel a secret.
Jobe has everything he needs—a thriving ranch and business, good friends, peace and quiet—but he doesn’t have the one thing he truly wants. He lost Ruby two years ago when she left town without saying goodbye. The last thing he expects to see is her on stage at the fundraising event. Bidding starts and there is no way, over his dead body, will he let another cowboy outbid him for a date with the one woman who has haunted his every dream. He wins the date, but then the truth is revealed, changing his life forever.
Ruby kept her pregnancy a secret and now Jobe is an instant father. Spittin’ angry and shocked to his core, Jobe will do anything to have his son in his life, including having Ruby close. He swears he’ll never forgive her for betraying him.


Excerpt


The bell dinged, warning them.

He pulled back, both panting, chests heaving and he stepped across the small space of the cubicle. The doors opened and a couple stepped in, the woman offered a smile to Jobe. He dipped his hat in greeting.

Across the space, Ruby met his gaze. Her cheeks were perfectly pink and her lips were swollen. He brought his hand to his nose and inhaled her musky scent, smiling. Pure heaven. He couldn’t wait to dip his tongue into the treasure.

Seconds seemed to turn into hours as the elevator lifted them higher. Ruby’s eyes were glossy and her bottom lip quivered, he knew she couldn’t wait either.

The elevator stopped and the doors slid open. He took her hand and they hurried down the hall toward room 721. Outside his door, he could barely think as he grabbed the keycard from his pocket and pushed it into the slot that suddenly seemed too small. The door clicked and he pushed it open, letting her pass. The door closed, he locked it and pushed her against the solid wood.

In record time he found the zipper at the back of her dress and had it undone, sliding it down her shoulders until it landed into a pile of puff at her feet. He stepped back a mere inch so he could look at her sweet body—as beautiful as ever. Her breasts were larger and her hips were wider, more curves to explore. She was the same Ruby as before, though. Her breasts pressed the lavender lace, her nipples hard against the material. But what got him, straight into the center of his gut, was her chocolate brown eyes that were now close to black. They could make his pulse flounce and his brain to shut down. Her body still made him crazy.

Her lips thinned ever so slightly in impatience. Yeah, he knew exactly what she was feeling because he felt it too. He reached around, unsnapped her bra, and the delicate material slipped down her body and joined the dress. Holy mother of…

“My God, you’re beautiful.” His words hurt as they escaped his raw throat. Her breasts were full, her nipples were a creamy pink, thick and hard. He could no longer wait to sample them. He lowered to one breast, licking the hard nub and she arched her back. Her fingers strolled up his shoulders, into his hair, knocking his hat to the floor. He continued to suckle and gently nibble the silken skin, then gave the other breast the same attention.

“Jobe?” Her needful voice drew him from his enjoyment. He looked at her, her eyes were sparkling and craving filled her expression. “I want you!”

“Hell yeah, sweetheart. I want you too.” 
Author Bio


At an early, Rhonda fell in love with romance novels, knowing one day she’d write her own love story. Life took a short detour, but when the story ideas would no longer be contained, she decided to dive in and write. Her first rough draft was on a dirty napkin she found buried in her car. Eventually, she ran out of napkins. With baby on one hip and laptop on the other, she made a dream into reality—one word at a time.
Her specialty is men who love to get their hands dirty and women who are smart, strong and flawed. She loves writing about the everyday hero.
When Rhonda isn’t crafting sizzling manuscripts, you will find her busy editing novels, blogging, juggling kids and animals (too many to name), dreaming of a beach house and keeping romance alive. Oh, and drinking lots of coffee to keep up with her characters.
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Book: The Favor
Author: Elle Luckett
Genre: Erotic Romance


Synopsis


Katherine “Kit” Morgan was a try anything kind of woman. Where her heart led, her feet followed, so it was par for the course when she found herself in a submissive position with a female Dominant.

Comfortable and happy, she embraced her new life. She moved to New Orleans, took up residence with Mistress Kayla, and became a member of the club where her Mistress was a pillar of the small community.

When an old friend of Mistress Kayla’s contacted her for a favor, Kit found herself packed up and shipped off to the Louisiana swamps with her companion. She never once expected to fall in love with the old antebellum home, let alone be drawn to the owner’s moody and mysterious grandson, Jared.

Before she had time to get comfortable, Kit discovered that the favor the old man had asked Mistress Kayla for included her talents, and a request she knew she couldn’t turn down.

Torn between obedience and desire, Kit agreed, only to discover that nothing in her life would ever be the same again.






Meet the Author


Elle Luckett was born in Houston, mainly in the mind of L.J. Stock. As the darker side of a generally light personality, she became the voice that would tell lustful stories, something born from a very vivid imagination and an amass of characters with some interesting habits and tastes.

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Hot & Bothered

Hostile Operations Team Series – Book 8

By Lynn Raye Harris

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Synopsis

He can never have her. Having her means the end of his career in the Hostile Operations Team. But when he learns she’s carrying his child, he’ll have to make a choice…

Ryan “Flash” Gordon has been drawn to Emily Royal bin Yusuf since the first moment he met her. But she’s a terrorist’s widow, which means she’s completely off-limits. A HOT special operator can never be with a woman whose name is on government watch lists the world over.

But when Emily begs him for just one night, he can’t refuse. The next morning, she’s gone. Not just from his bed, but from his life.

Emily can never clear her name—or can she? When a rogue CIA operative offers her a chance to put her past behind her and do something for her country, she leaps at the opportunity—even though it means leaving behind the man she’s fallen in love with. But not before she lets herself have one night with him.

One night with stunning consequences…

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“Ryan.”
Emily’s voice was soft and shaky, but her eyes were open. She gazed up at him with glassy brown eyes, and he sank down on the mattress beside her, pushing her hair back off her forehead with a tender gesture. Too late, he realized what he was doing and dropped his hand away.
“I’m sorry,” she said softly.
Her apology kicked him in the gut. “He lied to you, Emily. He can’t do what he said. You need to go home and go back to school.”
She moved her head from side to side on the pillow. Telling him no. Rejecting him.
He stiffened.
“You and Victoria want to cocoon me in Bubble Wrap and keep me from living my own life. This is something I need to do. I’m not leaving until it’s finished.”
“It’s not safe here for you. You know that.”
“It’s not safe for you either. For any of us.”
Ryan got to his feet. She was a stranger to him in so many ways. The woman he thought he’d known—the soft, sweet, sometimes confused woman—was nowhere in evidence. This woman was determined and stubborn.
But so was he. He turned to Ian Black and Matt, who’d come into the room with them.
“We need to call Mendez and get her on the next transport out of here. She can’t stay.”
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About Lynn Raye Harris

2973925USA Today bestselling author Lynn Raye Harris burst onto the scene when she won a writing contest held by Harlequin. A former finalist for the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award and the National Readers Choice Award, Lynn lives in Alabama with her handsome former military husband and two crazy cats. Lynn writes about hot military heroes, sizzling international billionaires, and the women who dare to tame them. Her books have been called “exceptional and emotional,” “intense,” and “sizzling.” To date, Lynn’s books have sold over 2 million copies worldwide.

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