TEASER TUESDAY: Iron (Hades Abyss MC) by Harley Wylde #MCromance


A Dixie Reapers Bad Boys Romance

Hades Abyss MC, Book 11

Motorcycle Club Romance

Date Published: November 24, 2023



Nari – Pain. Humiliation. Those are the things my father taught me,
and every man I’ve met since. Running away from home didn’t fix
anything. Now I’m nineteen and back in the town my family calls home.
I haven’t told them I’m here, and I don’t plan to. But I
also didn’t count on a biker giving me a ride, and leaving me at the
Hades Abyss compound. They say they’ll help me, but can I trust them?
What if they’re just as bad as all the others?

Iron –I’m no stranger to the darker side of life. Sometimes
I’m the monster lurking in the shadows. Still, there’s a line I
won’t cross. I will never harm an innocent woman or child. The moment
I saw the tiny Asian woman cowering in front of Titan, I wanted to protect
her from the world. She’s been beaten, yet she’s not broken.
I’ve never met anyone like Nari before. Despite how timid she appears,
she’s stronger than she realizes. I know I’ll do whatever it
takes to make her smile and keep her safe, even if it means getting blood on
my hands. The moment her family tries to take her from me, I’ll show
them what it means for Nari to be mine.


WARNING: Iron is intended for readers 18+ due to bad language, violence,
and adult situations. There’s no cheating, no cliffhanger, and a
guaranteed happily ever after.


Copyright ©2023 Harley Wylde



My cheek pressed into the carpet as Gio held me down. I knew I’d be
covered in bruises within the hour, if I wasn’t already. Nothing new.
It seemed all I had to do was breathe in order to piss him off. I’d
only stayed due to a lack of options. Leaving Gio would only mean taking a
chance on someone else. Men didn’t help runaway teens for nothing.
They either made us drug mules, thieves, or prostitutes. I couldn’t
think of a way to escape. Everyone I’d ever trusted had betrayed me.
Why should that change?

If things had been different, if my family had cared even a little, I never
would have run away. Living at home had been awful, but my life on the
streets was far worse.

“You stupid, worthless cunt! Where’s my money?” he asked
for the fifth time. As if my answer was suddenly going to change.

“I told you I don’t have it. I couldn’t find any work
today, Gio.” Or more accurately, I hadn’t found a mark. Stealing
was my forte.

He leaned in closer. “Then you have a choice, Nari. You can pay the
money by spending a few nights at the house on Spruce, or you find a high
paying job before morning. Which is it going to be?”

I swallowed hard. It wasn’t really a choice at all. I refused to go
near drugs, and I really didn’t want to be a whore. I couldn’t
understand the girls and women who chose that path. I didn’t look down
on them for it, but it wasn’t something I’d ever voluntarily do.
Of course, if I wanted a legal job, there was always the strip club. Except
I hadn’t really been blessed in the curves department. I didn’t
even need a bra. Who the hell would pay to watch me take my clothes off?
Now, letting him use me as a whore in his brothel? That was a different
story. Those men didn’t much care what a woman looked like, and I knew
he wouldn’t be sending his top customers my way. All they wanted was a
living woman to fuck, although it wouldn’t surprise me if some
didn’t even care if I was alive when they fucked me. I’d learned
the hard way just how screwed up people could be.

“I’ll find a job,” I said. “Please, Gio. I really

He finally released me and stood. “Fine. By sunrise, you better have
something lined up. If not, don’t bother coming home. You either take
your ass over to Spruce, or you better run.”

As if running would do me any good. He’d track me down and things
would be even worse. But I had to try. I refused to go down without a fight,
or at the very least a last-ditch effort. If only I’d known I was
heading this direction the moment I walked out of my dad’s house. Not
once had I seen my picture on the news or in any papers. He’d never
bothered to search for me. Why would he when he had his precious Joon?

Maybe I could go home. Or at least back to my hometown. I didn’t
think Gio would ever think to look for me there. He knew how much I hated
that place, and the hell I’d been through while I lived at home. Yeah.
I should go back. I didn’t bring in enough money for him to chase me
across state lines.

I waited until Gio left, then packed a small backpack. It wasn’t like
I owned much anyway. Grabbing the little bit of cash I’d managed to
hide, I shoved it into my satchel and left the house for the last time. One
way or another, I was leaving this place behind. I didn’t care if I
had to hitchhike all the way back to Mississippi.

Every step made pain explode through my body. I stopped to put on my hoodie
and made sure my face was mostly covered. I didn’t need anyone seeing
the marks on my body and stopping to ask questions. A rumble of a motorcycle
came up behind me and slowed. I quickly glanced toward the street and
realized the man was eyeing me.

I assessed his overall size and wondered if I could outrun him. Men
prowling the streets for women always spelled trouble.

“Do you need a ride somewhere?” he asked.

I took in every detail of his appearance, from his Native American genes to
the leather cut declaring him part of the Reckless Kings MC. I hadn’t
heard of them, but there was a group of bikers in my hometown. They’d
been a little scary, but I’d never heard of them hurting kids or
anything. Was his club the same? Just because he looked rough and little
scary didn’t mean he was a bad guy. Sometimes, the ones who looked
like wholesome decent men were the most vicious.

He sighed and inched the bike closer. “Look. My name is Crow.
I’m not going to hurt you, but it looks like you’re in some
trouble and trying to get out of here. So you can get on the back of my bike
and I’ll take you as far as I can. Or you can keep walking and hope
whoever you’re running from doesn’t catch up. With the way
you’re moving, I’m going to assume someone beat the hell out of

I winced. He noticed that? “I’m going to

“What part?” he asked.

“Ever heard of a club called the Hades Abyss? I’m going to that
town,” I said.

He nodded. “I know them. Get on and I’ll make sure you get
home. It’s a little out of my way, but it’s fine.”

Without another thought, I climbed on behind him and put my arms around his
waist. It wasn’t my first time on a motorcycle, even if it had been
years ago. It also wasn’t the first time I’d put my trust in a
stranger. He’d either keep me safe, or I’d trade one abusive
asshole for another.

“I’m Nari,” I said. “Thanks for the

“Sure thing, kid. Hold on tight.” He twisted the throttle ,
revving the engine, then eased the bike forward. As he picked up speed and
shifted gears, the wind whipped the hood off my head. I closed my eyes and
pressed my forehead to his back. For the first time in forever, I felt

I didn’t know if I’d made the right choice, but there was no
going back now.

About the Author

Harley Wylde is an accomplished author known for her captivating MC
Romances. With an unwavering commitment to sensual storytelling, Wylde
immerses her readers in an exciting world of fierce men and irresistible
women. Her works exude passion, danger, and gritty realism, while still
managing to end on a satisfying note each time.

When not crafting her tales, Wylde spends her time brainstorming new
plotlines, indulging in a hot cup of Starbucks, or delving into a good book.
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RELEASE BLITZ: Its A Wonderful Dog by Keri Salas #HolidayFiction

A Christmas Tail


Animal and Holiday Fiction

Date Published: November 16, 2023

Publisher: Acorn Publishing




It’s Christmas Eve in western Kansas and a snowstorm is gaining
strength as Bear Bailey, a devoted Great Pyrenees, tries to comfort his
beloved owner Mary. She’s in hot water with the local business
villain, and Bear’s earlier altercation with this miser only seemed to
make things worse. When Mary blurts out that she wishes for a different
life, Bear blames himself for her despair and runs away.

Meanwhile Jiff, a Labrador patiently waiting for his own human to meet him
at the Rainbow Bridge, sees Bear shivering alone in the blizzard. Knowing
Bear won’t survive the night without intervention, Jiff agrees to act
as Bear’s guardian angel on Earth. He is determined to show the Great
Pyrenees what the lives of the humans around him would have been like
without his presence over the years.

A holiday “tail” for those who love the season but feel the
deep loss of loved ones (both furry and human), It’s a Wonderful Dog
shines a light on the power of love and community, and reminds us that
miracles do exist.

About the Author

Keri Salas grew up a small town girl with a sense of grand adventure. After
marrying her childhood sweetheart and starting their first business on a
shoestring budget, she went on to spend the last two decades as a life coach
helping others reach their dreams.

The greatest joys in her life are exploring London, snuggling with her dogs
(past, present, and future), and spending time with her husband David.
Though not necessarily in that order. She believes that people will knock
your socks off with their kindness, and life is filled with miracles and
serendipitous events to rival any great fictional book.

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SALE BLITZ: Designed by Destiny by Maya Tyler #ParanormalRomance

Paranormal Romance

Date Published: 11-15-2022

Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing



Bethany Clark is an architect intern, who swore off love to focus on her
career, and Nicholas Grey is a playboy who needs a stable personal life to
keep his job. Add in Faye Delmore, a fairy godmother who just happens to
love playing matchmaker, and you get a future designed by destiny.


About the Author

Maya Tyler is a multi-published author of paranormal romance novels and
blogger at Maya’s Musings. An avid reader, Maya writes the books she
loves to read—romances! Her paranormal romances come with complex plot
twists and happily-ever-afters.

When she’s not writing, you can find Maya enjoying her favourite
things—hanging out with her family, reading, and drinking coffee
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TEASER TUESDAY: Bewitched by the Bear by Jessica Coulter Smith #ShifterRomance

A Paranormal Women’s Fiction / Shifter Romance Novella

Date to be Published: November 17, 2023

Publisher: Changeling Press




Discover the power of true love in this spellbinding tale of magic and

All Amara wants is to live a life of adventure, without being tied down.
With the dark fae relentlessly pursuing her, she needs a place to hide. Her
gram’s cottage seems like the perfect spot, but the old witch’s
words leave Amara unsettled — What you seek is in Cutter’s

Alpha bear shifter Hale is determined to safeguard those closest to him.
His life takes an unexpected turn when he crosses paths with a captivating
witch. Enchanted by her very presence, he’s unable to banish her from
his thoughts.

As destiny ties them together, not even the dark fae will destroy their
newfound happiness.

Uncover the magic in this fast-paced, insta-love story that’s sure to
warm your heart.


Publisher’s Note: Bewitched by the Bear is based on the previously
published short story Ruby and the Bear. Bewitched has been expanded and is
now twice the length of the original story, complete with a new ending and
steamier scenes. No cheating and a guaranteed happily ever after!





Lunar Cycle’s dance floor cleared the moment the wolf and the bear
began circling one another. Hale Klein watched as his cousin, Duncan Hunt,
flexed his claws in his partially shifted wolf state. It took a hell of a
lot of anger to hold a partial shift, and Hale figured Duncan had to be
running on pure rage. He had to admit, he had it coming. Hale didn’t
know what had come over him since losing his father, but something inside
him had twisted. He’d taken a lucrative business of being a security
consultant and warped it. For years, he’d been a gun for hire, for the
right price, regardless of whether he was fighting on the side of good or
bad. But as his cousin faced him, fighting for the place of alpha within the
pack, he realized perhaps he’d gone too far. His hold, at first, had
been tenuous, as the adopted son of the rightful alpha.

This fight wasn’t pointless, exactly, but Hale could think of better
things to fight over — no woman was worth bloodshed. Not that’d
he’d wanted Marissa. It was more that Duncan had wanted her, and
suddenly she’d become the most attractive of women to Hale. He loved
rubbing his cousin’s nose in his alpha status, but this time,
he’d overstepped. Even he could admit it to himself at any rate.
Tricking Marissa into his bed and then tossing her aside like
yesterday’s garbage might not have been the best of plans. In his
defense, she’d been eager enough. If she’d truly loved Duncan,
she would have never strayed.

Looking back, Hale had to say that he wasn’t proud of himself. As
he’d gotten to know Marissa, he’d realized what a sweet girl she
was, and she truly hadn’t deserved what Hale had done to her. Even
still, her heart hadn’t completely belonged to Duncan. Hale had to
wonder if she’d only accepted his cousin because of his status in the
pack. Either way, was it really Hale’s fault she’d run away?
Duncan seemed to think so.

“Your reign over the Silver Crescent Pack is at an end,” Duncan
growled through his shifted snout. “It’s time for justice to
come to our lands.”

And you think you’re the wolf for the job? Hale taunted
telepathically. No one had been able to beat him in the seventy years
he’d been on this earth — what wolf could beat a bear? — and
definitely not in the twenty years he’d held the position of alpha.
What made his cousin think today would be any different?

“It’s time for a wolf to rule the wolves.” Duncan snapped
his jaws.

Bring it!

Duncan lunged at him, arms opening wide, claws brandished like the weapons
they were. Hale was bulky in his current form, but he also had power the
wolf couldn’t hope to match. Rising to his hind feet, Hale towered
over his cousin. Swiping out with a paw, he caught Duncan right across the
cheek, his claws sliding into the wolf’s skin like butter, leaving
three perfect slashes.

The wolf howled in outrage, twisting to come at Hale once more. Before the
bear could scramble out of the way, the wolf’s claws embedded in his
sides, leaving gouges in his tough hide. Hale snarled and broke free,
spinning to immediately launch another attack at his cousin. As his massive
bear paws arced through the air, his cousin charged.

Hale braced himself for the impact, claws aimed right for his
cousin’s flanks, their razor-sharp points digging into meat and
muscle. Duncan howled in outrage again, this time falling to his knees
before the bear. Hale didn’t want to kill his cousin. He only wanted
to prove a point. Opening his jaws wide, he fitted his mouth around
Duncan’s neck, forcing the other shifter to his hands and knees in
supplication. Hale growled long and low, not stopping until Duncan whimpered
in defeat.

Backing away from his whipped cousin, Hale shifted back to his human form.
Towering over the shifter now covered in wounds, Hale flexed his muscles,
ignoring the twinge in his sides from his open wounds, and kept his gaze
steady as he stared down at Duncan.

“Are we done?” he asked.

Duncan changed back to his fully human form and nodded. “We’re

“I’m sorry Marissa ran away, Duncan, and I’m sorry for
taking her from you. But there is no way that woman was your mate. If she
was, she wouldn’t have fallen into bed with me so easily. She would
have fought to be by your side, not caring whether or not the alpha was
interested in her. All she wanted was power, despite her sweet nature.
Females are all the same. They want the strongest in the pack, unless they
find their true-mate. Then no other male will do.”

“You don’t know that she wasn’t –”

“Yes, I do. And if you think about it, you’ll realize it too.
Since you’re worse off than I am, I’ll let you see the healer
first. Get your wounds tended and go home.”

“Yes, Alpha.”

Shaking his head in disgust, Hale turned, grabbed his shredded clothes off
the floor, and made his way through the crowd and outside the club. It
wouldn’t be the first time he’d driven home naked, and he
doubted it would be the last. There would always be someone wanting to
challenge him, someone thinking they were bigger, tougher. It hurt that his
cousin had been the one to instigate a fight with him. They’d fought
over the years, but it had always been more like sibling rivalry, not a
to-the-death fight over being alpha.

Hale dug his keys out of his pants pocket and slid into the large truck in
the parking lot. As the door slammed shut, he tossed his clothing on the
passenger’s seat and put his key into the ignition. The engine turned
over and he backed out of the space, then pulled out of the lot. He knew he
should just head home, to the alpha’s house in town, and call it a
night, but he wanted solitude, time to think, time to regroup. Being the
alpha meant he had an open-door policy, ensuring his pack could come to him
for whatever they needed regardless of the time. Change was coming. He could
feel it in the air, and he wasn’t certain if it was the good kind or
the bad kind.

About the Author

Jessica Coulter Smith is an acclaimed romance writer with a passion for
storytelling. Her works showcase the power of love and its ability to
transcend boundaries, capturing the hearts of audiences worldwide. With a
unique writing style and perspective, Jessica continues to inspire and
entertain readers from all walks of life.

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BOOK BLITZ: Blood for Pearls by Peter Von Perle #HistoricalThriller

Historical Thriller

Date Published: October 12, 2023



A Legacy Written in Blood and Pearls…

In 1498, the world was on the brink of a seismic shift. Christopher
Columbus, during his fateful third voyage, stumbled upon the Pearl
Coast—an enchanting realm teeming with riches beyond imagination. Yet,
behind the glistening pearls lay a dark and treacherous history that would
forever change the course of human lives.

At the heart of this gripping historical thriller lies Cubagua Island, a
place where dreams and nightmares intertwined. Here, the lives of two souls,
Charaima, a Native American, and Dembe, an African, were forever altered.
Enslaved by the avaricious European invaders and subjected to unimaginable
cruelty under the sadistic Captain Pedro, they clung to each other, united
by a shared determination to secure their people’s freedom.

Hidden amidst the chaos and suffering, a cache of pearls was concealed in a
buried clay jar—a symbol of hope and a means to their

Cubagua Island, once renowned as The Pearl Coast, bore witness to the
ruthless harvest of an estimated two-hundred billion oysters, yielding
twelve tons of pearls sent to Spain—a treasure that exceeded all other
exports combined. But this insatiable greed came at an unthinkable cost.
Within two decades, the entire Native population had been decimated, and the
first African enslaved people in America toiled as pearl divers on the
island’s shores.

Blood for Pearls unravels this dark and little-known chapter of history
through the tireless efforts of Peter Von Perle, an American researcher and
writer. Born in Venezuela, he became captivated by the hidden stories of
early American natural saltwater pearl fisheries. For over a decade, he
traversed the globe, unearthing secrets of the sixteenth-century pearl
trade, and engaging with a multitude of experts, from gemologists and museum
curators to archaeologists and historians. Now, he unveils his findings in
this pulse-pounding historical thriller.

Prepare to be transported to a world where pearls are more than mere
jewels—they are symbols of survival, resilience, and the enduring
human spirit. Blood for Pearls is a spellbinding journey through history’s
most precious bloodshed, where beauty and brutality converge in the name of
wealth, and where the true savages were not those who perished, but those
who invaded.

Join in the unearthing of this untold history of the Pearl Coast. Get your
copy of Blood for Pearls: The First American Genocide today and dive into a
mesmerizing saga of adventure, deceit, and the relentless pursuit of freedom
and wealth.

About the Author

Peter Von Perle is an American researcher and writer who was born and
raised in Venezuela, where he developed a lifelong passion for saltwater
pearls and the history that accompanies them.

Peter found his way into the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS© when he was
involved with the largest concentration of pearls, and his subsequent
trailer and screenplay BLOOD FOR PEARLS won him numerous awards at Film
Festivals around the world.

Since 2011, Peter has been traveling the world, interviewing a myriad of
experts, and unearthing new and important facts surrounding this
controversial period of world history.

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RELEASE BLITZ: Animalia by Shauna C Murphy #YAFantasy


Young Adult / Fantasy

Date Published: November 11, 2023



On an icy peninsula in Norway, there is a school where select students from
around the world are taught the secrets of the Victorian-era world.

The school’s programs are:

Apothecary – for pharmacists

Warbringer – for warriors

Machinist – for inventors

Artisan – for artists

Animalia – for animalists


Thirteen-year-old Sunday Gråe wants to follow in her late father’s
footsteps and become Animalia – the way of working with animals’
unique abilities that is taught only at the prestigious and secretive
Svalbard School. Sunday’s dreams come true when she is admitted, but the
school is more dangerous than she thought. The Animalia students are
mysteriously going missing… and she could be next.

The Golden Compass meets Enola Holmes in this fantasy and mystery.

Light fantasy elements paint an alternate Victorian era that features
students from all around the world working toward altruistic goals
(conservation, art, justice, innovation, health, etc) and takes a grounded
approach to a universal magic we’ve all felt in our everyday lives –
connection to animals and the natural world.

About the Author

Shauna C. Murphy spent her school years in Los Angeles, surrounded by
theatre. She spent her summers in the country, exploring the outdoors, and
developed a love for nature, hidden wonders, and stories that encourage


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TEASER TUESDAY: Ice (Bones MC) by Marteeka Karland #MCRomance


(Bones MC 14): A Bones MC Romance


Motorcycle Club Romance

Date Published: November 10, 2023



Ice — The second to last thing I expected when Cain called Church was for
him to resign as president of Bones. The last thing I expected was to be
voted in as president myself. So when I found myself on a rescue mission for
the daughter of the Devil himself? Well. I wasn’t surprised at all.
What did surprise me was the woman herself. Sure, I’d met her on more
than one occasion, but the teenage girl I’d seen a couple of years
before is definitely not the woman I pull out of the rushing water when she
gets stranded in the middle of a hurricane.

Dawn — Coming home during a hurricane isn’t one of the smartest
things I’ve ever done. Neither is getting mixed up with the man who
was the reason for me taking such a risk. So when I’m stranded with
water overtaking my car, I thought I’d finally tempted fate for the
last time. Until my guardian angel plucks me from the water and saves me. In
more ways than one. He’s the new president of Bones MC and a man I
can’t deny I want with every fiber of my being.


WARNING: Ice features a protective hero, a determined heroine and includes
graphic violence and adult situations that may be triggers for some readers.
Eventual happy ending and no cheating, as always.



Marteeka Karland

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Copyright ©2023 Marteeka Karland


“Dawn!” The man had to raise his voice over the wind though we
weren’t to the point where he had to yell. Yet. “We need to get
back to my ride.” I looked up at the man who held my arm in a firm but
gentle grip. He was gruff and insistent, and I thought I recognized


“Yeah. They call me Ice now. I’m takin’ you back to the
Salvation’s Bane clubhouse. Are you injured?”

I shook my head. “No. Just wet. I’m sorry I left the

“The storm surge is starting. With high tide coming, the
water’s gonna rise fast. You didn’t have a choice.” He
took off his rain jacket and put it around me, helping me thread my arms
through it before zipping it up and pulling the hood over my head. He
tightened down the laces so the wind wouldn’t immediately blow it

“We’ve got to go three blocks that way.” He pointed in
the direction he wanted to take me. “All you have to do is stay on
your feet and keep your head down. Can you do that for me?” Looking up
into his face, I nodded. “Good. Let’s go.”

Ice had a firm grip on my hand as he led the way. We moved quickly through
the flooded streets, the water now up to our knees and rising fast. The wind
was howling around us. Even though he’d tightened it almost
uncomfortably, my hood didn’t last two seconds once we were out of the
relative shelter of the doorway. My hair whipped into my face, making it
almost impossible to see where we were going. But Ice was a strong presence
beside me, guiding me through the chaos with a steady hand and a sure sense
of direction. Every so often, he would lean in close to my ear to be heard
over the wind, giving me a few words of encouragement or advice.

“Keep your head down, Dawn! We’re almost there!”

I nodded, gritting my teeth against the driving rain and pushing on through
the water. My legs were aching with my effort and my clothes were soaked
through, but I refused to give up. I trusted in Ice and his ability to get
us both to safety because my dad trusted him. No one failed my dad. Not if
they wanted to live.

Finally, after what felt like hours of trudging through the water, we
reached a parking garage. Ice took me up one level to the second floor. It
was low to the ground but up high enough to keep us out of the water. I

He led me to the Bronco I’d been expecting and opened the back.
“I’ve got some dry clothes and food. Might be too big for you
but you’ll be warm and dry.”

Exhausted, I slumped against the vehicle, breathing hard. Once we’d
made it to the parking garage, the going had been much easier, but the wind
still howled through the structure and I was spent.

Ice opened the back of the truck. The tailgate swung out and he urged me
behind it. He stood on the other side and turned his back, effectively
guarding the open side from prying eyes. Surprisingly, the place seemed
deserted. I’d have thought there would be other people taking shelter,
but the town was small. Maybe they got everyone evacuated or to an actual
shelter before the storm started.

He turned his head to the side, not looking at me, but like he was trying
to see if I was moving. I wasn’t.

“You good?”

“I-I d-don’t know.”

Carefully, Ice turned farther until he saw I was still dressed, then he
turned all the way and stepped closer to me. “You’re safe, Dawn.
I swear I’ll keep you safe. I’ll protect you with my
life.” Intense, dark eyes bore into my own. He was so tall and big, he
loomed over me. I should have been intimidated but I wasn’t.

It was in that moment I realized why my dad trusted Ice so much. He was
capable, strong, and fiercely loyal. He was also my calm in the middle of
this storm. Literally. I also knew that like Cain and El Diablo, Ice was
every bit as capable and sure of himself as they were. As I looked up at
him, I saw a flicker of something in his gaze that made my heart race.

“Thank you,” I whispered, my voice hoarse from the wind and the

Ice’s hand found my chin, tilting my face up to his. “Trust me
to see you through this. Yes?” I nodded. “Good. Get some dry
clothes on. I’ve got your back.”

As I looked up into his face, one strangled sob escaped me. I thought he
might look disgruntled or annoyed. Instead, Ice’s eyes got big and he
rocked backward like he was going to step away from me. Then he shook his
head and reached for me.

“Come here, honey.”

Having Ice pull me into his arms was the very last thing I expected. He
surrounded me with his big frame, those strong arms holding me tightly when
I felt like I was going to fragment into a million pieces.

I wanted to break down. Wanted to let the fear wash through me so I could
cleanse myself of it. Get it out of my system. But this was only the
beginning. I knew the worst was yet to come, and that was assuming we could
get out of this stupid parking garage and to the Salvation’s Bane

“Take some deep breaths for me.” His gruff voice was oddly
soothing. His arms around me kept me grounded when I knew I was so in over
my head — literally — there was no way I could fight this on my own. I
could feel the heavy muscles of his chest where I had my cheek on his wet
shirt. The water was hot from the heat of his skin and as he rubbed one hand
gently up and down my back, the tension lessened inside me somewhat.

“I’m sorry.”

“No need to be sorry. This is a pretty scary situation.”

Strangely, I felt a laugh bubble up in my throat. “You can say that

He grunted, holding me a few seconds longer before pulling back. “You
can do this, Dawn. Get some dry clothes on and I’ll do the same. Then
we’ll check in with Thorn and Ripper. They’re keeping an eye on
the weather minute by minute.”

“I think Shotgun is too.”

“I’m sure he is. Likely, he and Ripper are in constant contact,
conferring with each other and figuring out the best course of action for
us. They’ll get me the most accurate information they can, and
I’ll decide what we do next.”

Again, I nodded. “OK.” I took another breath. “OK. I can
do this.”

He nodded sharply at me. “Of course, you can. You’re El
Diablo’s daughter.” He raised his chin looking proud. Of me?
Then he turned his back so I could have some privacy.



About the Author

International bestselling author Marteeka Karland leads a double life as an
erotic romance writer by evening and a semi-domesticated housewife by day.
Known for her down and dirty MC romances, Marteeka takes pleasure in
spinning tales of tenacious, protective heroes and spirited, vulnerable
heroines. She staunchly advocates that every character deserves a blissful
ending, even, sometimes, the villains in her narratives. Her writings are
speckled with intense, raw elements resulting in page-turning delight
entwined with seductive escapades leading up to gratifying conclusions that
elicit a sigh from her readers.

Away from the pen, Marteeka finds joy in baking and supporting her husband
with their gardening activities. The late summer season is set aside for
preserving the delightful harvest that springs from their combined efforts
(which is mostly his efforts, but you can count it). To stay updated with
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BOOK BLITZ: The Prophecy by Phil Asmundson #YoungAdult #SciFi


The Tuar Tums Trilogy, Book One

Young Adult Sci-Fi

Date Published: February 25, 2021



The coming battle has been foretold by the myths of the Indigenous
Americans of the Arizona desert for generations.

Now, in the modern world, Alexa has celebrated twelve birthdays without her
father, and on the eve of her sixteenth, he mysteriously returns with a gift
she never imagined and a story of alien worlds beyond our own.

Can Alexa and her friends unlock the secrets of the Southwest, millions of
years in the making?

Can they stop the threat from a planet thousands of light-years away?

In this “can’t-put-it-down” young adult sci-fi fantasy, a
battle for the future of planet Earth, itself, is waged, and only a teenage
girl can save them, now.

About the Author

Phil Asmundson has taken an unusual path to publish his first
book—the first of a trilogy no less. He was an outdoor kid who built
not only miles of trails through the woods but also created adventures that
lived only in his mind. After a 33-year career at Deloitte & Touche, he
began researching Southwest myths, discovered the Tuar Tums’ legend, and
brought them to life. He’s always had a passion for science and is
fond of saying, “True science is indistinguishable from magic.”
Phil and his wife, Kim, live in Arizona, where they own Deep Sky Vineyard
and spend their nights looking at the stars.

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BOOK BLITZ: The Black Hearts by M. Duviel Irizarry #Fantasy #Mythology


Book of the Rising Sun


Fantasy / Mythology

Date Published: June 2, 2023

MindStir Media


The Almighty Sun is dead, leaving a throne and ashes for his heirs to fight

As the first female child of the Sun-god in fifteen centuries, Vamya has
the chance to Ascend.

In order to succeed, she must challenge not only her two brothers, but a
millennial society where religion holds more value than any individual,
where women’s rights are scarce.

She must break the foundational chains of an entire belief system,
including her own.

Who can guide her when her own birth is anathema? Who can she trust? Where
can she stand firm when the ground is shaking under the approaching drums of
endless war against the neighboring beacon of the Light and the kingdom of

Who will Fate choose? Who will be the key that will change the course of
the world?


About the Author

A firm believer that the power of an individual comes from the strengths of
all facets of one’s life, Dr Moises Duviel Irizarry combines over two
decades of fantasy role-playing storytelling, medical experience and his
own, real-life struggles, to tell deep, emotionally compelling stories that
will break someone’s heart while also strengthening their

“One just needs to touch a single life to change the whole


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RELEASE BLITZ: Firefax by A.M. Vergara #HistoricalFantasy


Historical Fantasy

Date Published: October 1, 2023


“I would advise you, young man, to take care around anyone with the
surname Firefax. I know not if the rumors be true that they be king killers,
but they are, without any doubt, a dangerous family.”


Legend tells of a city of gold on a phantom island. The wealth of that city
could end the American Revolution. But the only person who knows the
island’s location is the world’s deadliest assassin. And
he’s not giving up that secret without a fight . . .

1781. New England.

The world’s oldest family of high-profile assassins, the Firefaxes,
have been killing off dignitaries—and being well-compensated to do
so—for centuries. The family is thrown into turmoil by their
patriarch’s death and the return of their cunning, cruel prodigal,
Murdoch. Murdoch is the only one left who knows where the Firefax wealth is,
kept on a secret island. But Murdoch’s former protégé,
now turned nemesis, Istäni, who is the leader of a British intelligence
network, and Murdoch’s former colleagues from a Continental
intelligence network are looking for that wealth. These spy networks are
bent on tracking down the legendary treasure, whatever the cost, but may
have met their match in this wily, dysfunctional family of killers.


About the Author

A.M. Vergara is a physician assistant and paramedic. When not writing,
reading, or working in the hospital or on the ambulance, she can be found
outside, hiking, camping, riding her mule, foraging for edible mushrooms,
field-herping, or playing her banjo.


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