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Monday, July 27, 2015

Blitz First of Spring by Kelsey Jordan



Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.

First of Spring picks up with the story of Kyran and Alexis’ (The Lycan Hunter) daughter, Aryana, as she journeys towards becoming a better fighter under the guidance of Trent, the acting Mikko of the Order of Rockys. The gods start with their meddling and what should have been a simple task turns into something so much more complex and life threatening.

Are you a mom?

I’m a mom to a spunky, quirky little minion.

If yes do you find it hard to juggle writing and parenting?

Finding the time to write without the guilt associated with feeling like a neglectful parent.

Have you ever based your book or characters on actual events or people from your own life?

Not directly. When it comes to people I have a close connection with, I don’t think I could do them any justice on the page. I believe I’m too close to them and will miss something that is integral to why I find them so awesome. As for events, there are some historical events that will be mentioned in future books that I’ve managed to work in as a backstory to one of the most popular gods in the series.

Is there a theme or message in your work that you would like readers to connect to?

One of the things I like to do in my personal life is reflect on what I have done to grow and change as an individual. If nothing else, my characters must grow and change to adapt to the world they inhabit. Sometimes that growth/change is painful or is brought about through pain, but it is all necessary to become the best version of yourself.

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?

I can be quite chatty. My social media pages have random bouts of silence, but that has more to do with my moments of heavy introspection. However, if you get to know me, you may hope that I’d just shut up lol.

When you’re not writing what do you do? Do you have any hobbies or guilty pleasures?

I’m a gamer. I love video games. Lately I’ve been playing a lot of iOS based games, but at my core I’m a PC gamer, with a preference for MMOs.

Is there a genre(s) that you’d like to write that you haven’t tackled yet?

In the future I hope to get back to a sci fi series that I started a few years ago. I also have a few thrillers and a paranormal erotica series I want to work on.

If this book is part of a series…what is the next book? Any details you can share?

The next book in the series is called Soul of a Rocky, followed by the series finale, Lykil (a title I want to change but said god won’t let me lol).

As for details of what’s to come…Major changes that impact not only the mortals directly involved, but the gods themselves.

What is next for you? Do you have any scheduled upcoming releases or works in progress?


Currently I am working on The Hunters Blade, my Wattpad exclusive story about the Gardinian World from the Hunter’s point of view. It isn’t a retelling of any of the previous books in the series. And because I can’t do one book at a time, I’m also working on book 4, Soul of a Rocky at the same time.

First of Spring
The Gardinian World Series
Book 3
Kelsey Jordan

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Publisher:  Booktrope
Date of Publication: June 4, 2015

ISBN: 978-1620155080
ASIN: B00YYBV8H0

Number of pages: 310

Cover Artist:  Greg Simanson

Book Description: 

Caution: The Gardinian World Novels are a trip into a paranormal world where the gods of Gardas are real, the sex can be downright raunchy, and more than a few four letter words litter the page.

Forged from a childhood filled with bloodshed and death, Trent had been raised with a blade in his hands. He lives the life of a warrior and carves through his enemies as if seeking redemption for his mother’s ultimate sacrifice. As the acting Mikko of the Order of Rockys, Trent leads the most dominant Lycans in the world. For that reason alone, he has no use or understanding for those who wallow in their vulnerabilities, rather than exercise their power over their own destiny.

Aryana doesn’t dream of everlasting love. Her life is ruled by a song that echoes from the halls of Oblivia, a fate that came to her under the thundering hooves of the Mares of Night. She is going to die, but with no clue as to when or why, Aryana is forced to do everything she can to negate the haunting words of fate,

“Weakness dies and you are weak.”

But the gods are merciless in their meddling in the lives of powerful mortals and the ones they love. How far will Trent have to fall for the weak female who steps in his life and claims his soul?


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Teaser Excerpt


Aryana was scraping the last of the potatoes from the plate when he stepped out of the bathroom clothed in his typical jeans, t-shirt, and mountain ready boots. The way his shirt clung to him conjured another hunger, one that she found funny considering her physical state. She should be exhausted. The idea of Trent’s body pushing against hers with his deep and powerful strokes put sleep on the back burner and sex on the front. 


About the Author:

Kelsey Jordan is the author of The Gardinian World novels. Though she has a preference for all things paranormal and romantic, Kelsey admits she just writes what her muse demands of her. It’s less painful that way. When she isn’t enjoying the momentary benefits of playing god to the many characters that live in her head, she can usually be found curled up with a book, killing something in a video game, or spending time with her family. At some point in the day she is probably drinking more than her recommended dose of coffee, but don’t tell her that. She doesn’t care about recommended servings.

As a Texas native and self-described Air Force brat, Kelsey now lives in Georgia with her husband and their tutu-wearing minion. 
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Interview Beyond Heights and Depths by Christian Brown







Please share a little about yourself, your genres, any other pen names you use.

My name is Christian Brown. My love for writing is only rivaled by my love for reading. I read pretty much everything, but I write young adult. Beyond Heights and Depths could be considered YA/Paranormal Romance. I don’t use a pen name. I live in Hawaii, where I was born and raised.

Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.

Beyond Heights and Depths is the first book of the Beyond Heights and Depths Trilogy. The book follows the journey of Emmett and Ash. Emmett moves to a better neighborhood with the hope of leaving his troubled past behind and doing everything he can to reconnect with his lost love, Ash, who is dealing some personal demons of her own. An accident brings them together, but before they can enjoy their new relationship they find themselves at the center of a battle between good and evil that has existed since the beginning of humanity. They are forced on a nightmarish journey through this world and beyond to stay together.

Are you a parent?

I am a proud parent of two rambunctious boys.

If yes do you find it hard to juggle writing and parenting?

Yes, it seems like I have been trying to find a balance between writing and parenting forever. In the beginning, just finding time to write anything was the goal. Fortunately, I was able to get a lot of writing done late at night while they were sleeping. I schedule time to write on a daily basis. However, I’m realistic and know I won’t write every single day. I try to make sure I don’t go more than a day or two without writing anything, whether it be a chapter, page, or paragraph.

Have you ever based your book or characters on actual events or people from your own life?

Yes, Beyond Heights and Depths is my first novel. As such, I had to start with what I knew: places, people, things. Some of the characters and events are loosely based on people and events from my own life, sure, but eventually the characters took on a life of their own.

When you’re not writing what do you do? Do you have any hobbies or guilty pleasures?

When I am not writing, I can usually be found at the beach. I surf, dive, body board, body surf, and skimboard. I love to be around water. My kids love the beach. The beach is also where I thought up a lot of my books.

Is there a genre that you’d like to write that you haven’t tackled yet?

People keep asking me to write a mystery novel, but I don’t even know where I would begin. The thought of tackling that type of project is frightening to me. It would be a great challenge, but I really don’t know if I will ever give it a shot.


If this book is part of a series…what is the next book? Any details you can share?

Beyond Heights and Depths is the first book of a trilogy. The final book of the trilogy was released earlier this year. Book two and three continue on the journey begun in Beyond Heights and Depths. Emmett and Ash face new challenges, continue to build and learn about their relationship, and try to figure out what their purpose is in the universe.

What is next for you? Do you have any scheduled upcoming releases or works in progress?

My latest project is another young adult novel, but it is much darker than Beyond Heights and Depths. It is inspired by a true story. At it’s core, the book is about a boy and girl who meet again in a psychiatric facility and their journey from that point. They are both deeply troubled, so it is a rough journey for them both.

What book are you reading now?

I am reading Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. So far, I love it.

 What is in your to read pile?


My to read pile is humongous, lol. It’s part of the reason I had to switch to a Kindle. My house was starting to look like a messy library.

Beyond Heights and Depths
Beyond Height and Depths Trilogy
Book One
Christian Brown

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Young Adult

Publisher: C. Brown Publisher

Date of Publication: January 22, 2013

ISBN: 9781301231515
ASIN: B00B5SKSOO

Number of pages: 200
Word Count: 67,170

Cover Artist: Charli Infante

Book Description:

As I awaken in the dark warmth of this terrifying place, laid out on the strangely uneven ground, I open my eyes to see the true horrors this place was built upon…She is supposed to be near where I landed. If I don’t reach her soon, we will be doomed to remain in eternal fire and pain forever.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Are soul mates real, or just a fairy tale? What if you found your soul mate, but you had to fight your way through heaven and hell to stay together. Could you sacrifice everything, even your own soul, for the one you love?

Emmett Goode moves to a more affluent neighborhood with the hope of leaving his troubled past behind, starting fresh at a new school, and more importantly, reconnecting with his lost love, Ash, who is dealing some personal demons of her own. A tragic accident brings them together; unfortunately, before they can enjoy their new relationship they find themselves at the center of a battle between good and evil that has existed since the beginning of humanity, and forced on a harrowing journey through this world and beyond to stay together. Their bond, and the supernatural power it creates, could mean the difference between saving the world, or its destruction.

Is love enough to overcome seemingly impossible odds?

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Excerpt:

          As I awaken in the dark warmth of this terrifying place, laid out on the strangely uneven ground, I open my eyes to see the true horrors this place was built upon. The hills and valleys are not made of dirt at all but rather the bodies and remains of various humans and unidentifiable creatures. The uncomfortable warmth quickly turns to searing heat; with each second that passes my skin slowly burns away from my body, literally turning to ash and dispersing into the fiery air. The pain is excruciating. I want to scream in pain, but I quickly realize that all I can hear are the tortured screams and moans that seem to be coming from everywhere and nowhere at the same time. I try to move and the skin on my legs tears away in large grotesque chunks. What am I doing here? I think to myself, and I remember that I am here for a very specific reason. Where is she? She is supposed to be near where I landed. If I don’t reach her soon, we will be doomed to remain in eternal fire and pain forever.
          I turn franticly, looking everywhere, all the while hoping the pain that feels like burning needles in my eyes doesn’t mean that my eyes are about to fall out of my head. I feel a sharp jolt in my chest as I peer into the noxious haze that seems to be growing right before my burning eyes. There, there she is, she can’t be more than fifty feet away. I can make it to her, just as I thought. This plan has to work; I only have a minute or two to make this work. Just then, I realize just how difficult this is going to be. To my left are the shadows I had seen before, on my right I see the disfigured faces of what I can only imagine were once human beings descending upon me, and right in front of Ash is the menacing figure of a twenty foot tall man-beast. Suddenly the screams and moans stop, only to be replaced by something more sinister. All I can hear is the malevolent laughter of the creatures that have come to make sure that we never leave this unholy place. Wake up, Ash, please; I can’t do this without you.

About the Author:

Christian Brown is a Pastor at Reunion Hawaii. He has been working with youth and young adults for most of the last 10 years. His passion is in helping others. He is the author of the Beyond Heights and Depths Trilogy and has other projects in the works. He currently lives in Honolulu, Hawaii with his wife and two young sons.




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Guest Blog and Giveaway: Catch My Breath by Lynn Montagano



Meet the Main Characters of Catch My Breath, 
the first book of the Breathless Series.

Amelia “Lia” Meyers 

The feisty TV news producer has her world turned upside down when she crosses paths with one of Britain’s most eligible bachelors while on vacation in Scotland. The oldest of two daughters, Lia is smart and strong-willed. She’s direct and to the point and doesn’t put up with anybody’s nonsense. Still reeling from a nasty break up, Lia’s become more buttoned up and in control of her emotions. While she’s fiercely loyal to the ones she loves, she’s also guarded and cautious when it comes to new relationships, especially with guys like Alastair Holden. 


Alastair Holden 

The wealthy heir to his grandfather’s media empire, Alastair is known for being standoffish and private. Sexy, charming and mysterious, he only lets people see what he wants them to see and keeps everyone at arm’s length. Some say he’s arrogant and cold, and even a little dark. He’s a complicated man. A man with a past. A man who never lets his guard down or lets his emotions get the best of him. It’s that mysterious side that makes him all the more attractive to Lia. 



Catch My Breath
The Breathless Series
Book 1  
Lynn Montagano

Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Publisher:  HarperImpulse

Date of Publication:  April 17, 2014

ISBN:  978-0007591749
ASIN:  B00IR2J2BQ
Number of pages:  275

Book Description: 

Lia Meyers' plan for a relaxing Scottish vacation is short-lived when one uncharacteristic moment of clumsiness lands her in the arms of a dangerously attractive Englishman.

The perfect opportunity for a much needed holiday romance? Wrong! Lia’s still reeling from the mother of all bad breakups, and she really doesn't have the patience for Alastair Holden – despite his effortless charm and sexy British accent.

Arrogant and totally inscrutable, he's exactly the sort of guy she wants to avoid but can't: the man behind the mystery proves just too tempting to resist.

Drawn to him, Lia is forced to battle with her own insecurities, and the closer they become, the more she recognizes her own weaknesses as she peels away his layers with every night they spend together. Discovering the past Alastair is so desperate to conceal, Lia must decide if they can heal one another together or if their deepest fears will tear them apart.

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Books 2 and 3 Also Available: Unravel Me Effortless


Excerpt:

“You’re quite lovely, Lia. Pity you’re leaving soon. I’d like to take you—” he paused, tracing his thumb over my lower lip. I shuddered. “—out. Again.”
“You would?” I asked hoarsely.
Nodding, he stroked the curve of my cheek. “Are you coming back to Glasgow after the wedding?”
“Yeah…yes. Saturday.”
Backing away from him, I bumped into the arm of the couch. I almost toppled over it, but managed to steady myself. Being in his presence made me so damn skittish, it was frustrating.
“I’m supposed to make an appearance at a cocktail party for my grandfather’s company.”
Oh good, he’s busy.
“You should come. Or we could go out to dinner.” Like an apparition, he was in front of me, stroking his fingers along my arm. “What do you say? Fancy spending the night with me?”
The unspoken promise behind that question nearly shattered me on the spot. This was supposed to be an easy trip across the pond. Go to the wedding, hang out with the family and go home. Not fend off an amazingly sexy, impossible-to-resist guy.
“Stop overthinking,” he ordered.
Stormy, dark eyes carved a path through my skull. I wilted beneath the strength of his stare. A shaky breath escaped my lips as he traced his finger along my jaw and down my neck. He drew me into his hypnotic orbit with such ease. I was powerless to resist.
“This is inevitable, Amelia. Don’t deny it.”
Inevitable? Each stroke of his fingers left a fiery trail in its wake. The smooth, soft skin of his cheek brushed against mine.
“Come with me.”
Oh Jesus, those three words. I jolted out of his seductive haze like I was on fire, trying to avoid his eyes. His expression was one of pure lust.
“No,” I whispered.
His mouth fell open slightly in surprise. “No?”
“No,” I repeated, louder. “Do you not hear that word very often?”
Impassivity dominated his features. He studied me as though I was the most confusing creature on the planet. We stood so close to one another I was overcome by his intoxicating scent. 
“Why not?”
“Because,” I sighed. “I’m not interested.”
“In what, Lia? Food or drinks?”

“You know what I mean.”

About the Author:

A fresh, new voice in contemporary romance, Lynn is a former TV news writer who decided to take the plunge and write a novel. She's thrilled that her debut series has been published by Harper Impulse. Catch My Breath, Unravel Me and Effortless were released to rave reviews.

Lynn grew up in a small town in Rhode Island before venturing out into the world. She's lived everywhere from Los Angeles to Boston to Orlando. An avid traveler, Lynn's been as far away as Australia and as close as Canada. Her favorite place to visit is London.

The small town girl is back on the east coast after a brief stint in Northern California. Lynn currently resides in Massachusetts, comfortably close to her beloved football team.









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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Chicken Chili Made with Bone Broth

So, I never followed up on my bone broth. I found these photos and remembered I needed to post my results.

It turned out really good. I made two batches. The first I used for white chicken chili and the second I kept as broth and froze.




I cooked the broth for about 24 hours, then strained all the bones and veggies out with a strainer and cheesecloth.






Then I used the broth as the base for chicken chili.














It was delicious!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Spotlight and Giveaway Dragon’s Guide to Slaying Virgins by Isabelle Saint-Michael








Dragon’s Guide to Slaying Virgins
Otherworld Realms
Book Three
Isabelle Saint-Michael

Genre: PNR/Fantasy Romance

Publisher: Otherworld Romance, LLC

Date of Publication: June 26th, 2015

ISBN: 9780990866589
ASIN: B00XNJHU8A

Number of pages: 474
Word Count: 104K

Cover Artist: CL Smith

Book Description:

Lady Morgan is a Knight of Queen Mab’s court. She’s earned it too – while most other Fae were playing tricks and using come-hither glamours on the unsuspecting, she was out saving the day – and finding true love.  But when fate steals her one shot at happiness, Morgan decides to find out if there really is no job, too big to handle alone.  Armed with a strong sword arm, a never-ending supply of wit, and very little magic, she is willing to take on the most dangerous of enemies…

Vallen is what most knights would consider their mortal enemy: a Dragon.  He’s also Sir Vallen, a member of an ancient order, and the years since he joined have made him as hard and grumpy on the inside as he is scaly on the outside.  His honor would never allow him to take the easy path, though, only the right one… which leaves him in something of a predicament when he first meets Lady Morgan…

When the strings of fate cross, Knight and Dragon set aside their differences to fight a common foe – and find the second chance at love they never knew they were looking for.


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Excerpt:
The journey was pleasant and uneventful. It was enough to almost make me forget that I was on a mission to slay a Dragon and avenge my fallen love. “What are you going to do after you slay Avery?” Heather interrupted my thoughts.
“I don’t really know, to be honest with you. I was going to track down the Dragons that rescued me, and I still may, but I’m not sure how many more Dragons I really want to face in my lifetime.” I sat perplexed. For the first time in months I felt like I almost had my life back, and in many ways it was thanks to Sir Vallen and his brother. Though my blood still boiled when I thought about how they had dumped me in another realm.
“Do you think you will keep fighting, or settle down?” She was full of questions this morning.
“I have been waging war for most of my teenage and adult life now. I’m not entirely sure I want to do that anymore, but I’m not really good at anything else.” What other work was there to do? I wasn’t a farmer. Fae or not, I had a black thumb that made anything that wasn’t a weed shrivel and die within days. I couldn’t see myself crafting as an artisan did, or even building. I shook my head. “I really don’t know,” I said again, but this time more for my own benefit than hers.
She sat in quiet contemplation of my words. When she finally spoke again it was with a new perspective of the world. “I don’t know what I want to do with my life when this ‘adventure’ is over. It makes me feel a little better that you don’t know either. I thought something was wrong with me for not knowing.”
“I don’t think not knowing makes you lost. I think not caring does. Whatever I do when this is over, I will still help others. I’ve never heard anyone regret their life when they lived it showing kindness and helping others” As long as I am helping people, I know I will find joy in what I do, I thought to myself.



About the Author:

Isabelle Saint-Michael is a cupcake enthusiast, shoe addict, and globetrotter. She is known for her sense of adventure and geeky hobbies. She is frequently seen haunting coffee shops and pubs into the wee hours of the morning. No matter where she goes, shenanigans and mirth are never far behind.


Twitter- @IsabelleStMike





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Interview and Giveaway: Desecrated Beauty by Kyleigh Castronaro




Welcome, Please share a little about yourself, your genres, any other pen names you use.

My name is Kyleigh Castronaro and I write Paranormal Romance. I currently live in England with my husband and miniature dachshund Hera. I’m originally from Canada and plan to move back there in September. I write dirty, sexy stories about humans and their supernatural lovers. I love tattoos, 50s repro-culture and bad boys. I’m a bit of a new age spiritual hippy, I love crystals and aromatherapy and believe in ghosts. 

Tell us a little about your latest release.

Desecrated Beauty is a re-telling of Beauty and the Beast with vampires. It takes place about 50 years in the future after the world has changed drastically. Supernaturals have begun to out populate humans and as a result their existence is becoming more and more known to humans. Quill learns that what the humans refer to as the “blood baths” wasn’t actually a culling of humans with undesirable traits (such as criminal records or violent tendencies) but actually an uncontrolled vampire smorgasbord that resulted in the city being locked down in order to control the human population by a military operation that is in cohorts with the vampire council. Quill rebels against the system and lives as an outlaw outside the walls with a band of kids known as The Desecrated. 

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?

I’m not entirely sure there is something they would be surprised to know because I try to be pretty straight forward about myself. Honesty is the best policy after all. I would have to say if anything it would probably be my age. I turned 24 this year. 

When you’re not writing what do you do? Do you have any hobbies or guilty pleasures?

When I’m not writing I’m usually glued to Netflix. I also take classes online for aromatherapy, crystal healing, life coaching, hot stone massage, hopi ear candling, and colour therapy. I give tarot readings as a part time gig and continually work on developing my spiritual side. 

Is there a genre(s) that you’d like to write that you haven’t tackled yet?

I would love to write a historical fiction novel. I’m a history buff and I would love to do something with the classical period or the Tudor period. Even the French Revolution would be fun. 

If this book is part of a series…what is the next book? Any details you can share?

The next book that’s ready to go is a retelling of Rumplestilskin, instead of vampires the main supernaturals are Faeries from a realm known as Aithar Gloine. A human woman gets catapulted into the realm by a Fae known as Aviur when her daughter is kidnapped. There she meets the King of the Faeries who promises to help her find her daughter if she’ll become his mate.  

In Desecrated Beauty there’s a struggle for dominance but in this book there’s more submission, m/m themes and a ménage a trois. 

What is next for you? Do you have any scheduled upcoming releases or works in progress?

Tyranny of a Prince is my next release. The date isn’t confirmed but hopefully it will be available in early/mid September. It’s the third book in my Grace of Gods series. 
After that will be the next book in Twisted Fairy Tales, I think, but there are several other projects I want to tackle so you never know. I have a serial I’m working on so that might be the next thing available. 

What book are you reading now?

Right now I’m reading Dracula by Bram Stoker, A Love of Vengeance by Nancy Haviland and Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon. Yup, I’m one of those. 

What is in your to read pile?

Oh gosh, that list is LONG.

Here’s a quick summary: 

If I Stay – Gayle Forman
Insanity – Cameron Jace
Gypsy Soul – JC Gordon 
The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater 
Descendant – Toni Kerr


Desecrated Beauty
Twisted Fairy Tales
Book One
Kyleigh Castronaro

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Date of Publication: July 6th

Number of pages: approx. 180
Word Count: 58,883

Cover Artist: Kyleigh Castronaro

Book Description:

Once upon a time, that’s how most of these stories start. But this isn’t one of those stories… Sure, it has the heroine and the hero but they’re not as you would expect them. Both of them have a bloodlust, one different from the other.

Quill was born and raised as a cold killer who takes enjoyment from the kill. Nero is the son of a Viking and a 1500-year-old vampire whose never been denied his pleasures before.

Until he meets Quill. He forces her to exchange her life for Rose’s, his indentured servant and Quill’s little sister. Drawn by her fearlessness and strength he has to have her but such a woman cannot be possessed. Both must learn to give up their carefully afforded control to let the other in. Only then may they have their happily forever after.

Sink your teeth into this dystopic re-telling of Beauty and the Beast and satiate your booklust.


Excerpt 2:


She moved through the crowd, following the Lieutenants with her eyes to ensure they didn’t go anywhere as she crossed to them. Nearly there, she stepped through two bodies and almost collided right into someone’s chest. She stumbled back, her face screwing up into a glower.

“Excuse me.” She said sharply, turning herself to try and go past him, but he only stepped back in her way.

“I saw how you play pool…”

“Listen.” She said, looking up at him finally and stopping short for a moment. He was gorgeous. Easily the best looking guy she’d ever seen in all the guys she’d ever seen - and she’d been around a lot of guys. His jaw was chiseled so sharply under smooth alabaster skin, full rosy lips that seemed to pucker naturally and his eyes were so deep she felt like she was falling to the bottom of an ocean. His hair was brown, maybe even black it was so dark, and hung longer in the front than some guys felt comfortable wearing it, but it suited him so much.

He seemed to wait, patiently listening for whatever she was going to attempt to tell him but her brain had completely stalled and she’d forgotten where the clutch was.

“Listen?” He prompted, raising an eyebrow to silently ask her to continue.

“Yeah. Listen…” She wasn’t nearly as cold and to the point as she had been before. “I’m here on business…” The words were sticky on her tongue and it took way too much effort to get them out. Slow to start but once they started to come back she shook herself from her reverie. This was ridiculous why was she fawning over this stranger?

“I’m here on business and whatever lame pick up line you were going to attempt on me I’m not interested. So you need to fuck off because I’m busy.”

“Well, that’s rude.” He said with bemusement as she peered around him, noting that the Lieutenants were getting up and getting ready to leave.

“Maybe but it’s also presumptuous of you to come over here and make some cringe-worthy statement about how I’m so good with balls and I’m welcome to play with yours.”

“And who said I was going to let you anywhere near my balls? Do I look like I have a death wish?” 

Her eyes finally flicked back to him, somewhat taken aback that he wasn’t coming on to her. That was arrogant of her and she felt foolish for thinking it immediately but then one look in those eyes and she didn’t care.

“No…” She said dreamily, another frown forming in the middle of her forehead. “I have to go…” She protested weakly.

“Mmm, I’m sure you do.”

“I do.” She insisted, tearing her eyes painfully away from him. The Lieutenants were getting away. 

“Now get the hell out of my way.” She tried to shoulder him out of the way, but it was like slamming her shoulder into a rock. Her body ached from the force she exerted and the minimal reward she’d gotten. She glanced up at him once more, imagining for a moment the state of his body underneath those clothes for him to be so hard.

About the Author:

Kyleigh Castronaro is the author of the debut series Grace of Gods. She is a self-published author who tackles many of her projects entirely on her own. She designed the cover of her first novel, self-edited and prepared all formats of the book for publication. Originally from Milton, Ontario, she currently lives in Nottingham, England with her husband and their adorable miniature dachshund Hera.

When not writing Kyleigh enjoys spiritual development, crafting, travelling, spending time in nature, going to the movies, cooking and baking (and then eating), working on self-improvement and spending time with friends and family.






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