Sunday, November 18, 2018

Weekend Warriors - Undivided Attention

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My offering, Undivided Attention, comes from The Mystic Museum Series. 
Undivided Attention is a stand alone read with a HEA. 


“It is nice to meet you, Korina. I cannot be sure that my information about this piece is correct.” Minerva nodded toward the glass case.

“I think it is,” Korina mumbled, her eyes once again on the relic. “It appears to be a meteor rock.”

“Yes, it does, but the question is, where is it from?”

Korina really looked at the woman now. Minerva still clasped her hand. “You are not from this planet, are you?” Korina asked.

“I am not from any planet,” Minerva answered.

Undivided Attention
The Mystic Museum Series 5
By Loc Glin
Genre: Erotic Romance
Word Count: 30,233
Heat Rating: SEXTREME

Categories: Erotic Romance (MF), bondage, spanking, paranormal elements, HEA
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Sunday afternoon (11/18/18).

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Loc Glin ~ presents ~ Mission Almost Impossible

Mission Almost Impossible
By Loc Glin
Genre: Erotic Romance
Word Count: 13,206
Heat Rating: SCORCHING

Categories: Erotic Romance (MF), Action/Adventure – Futuristic – Science Fiction

Published By: Luminosity Publishing
Available in: Adobe Acrobat, Epub, Mobipocket (.mobi)

The odds are against him, but Jerin will find a way! With or without the gene Kaley will be his…

On Setera, only one in four hundred thousand is born possessing the cryan gene—a gene essential to the survival of the Seteran race. Jerin and the others like him are duty bound to find the match to that gene somewhere in the universe, for it can no longer be found on Setera. With no clear instructions on how this task is to be accomplished it is a daunting undertaking, like finding a needle in a haystack.

Jerin’s assigned quadrant is Earth. After twelve years of searching he is beginning to lose hope, until the answer hits him over the head with a frying pan. Now all he has to do is convince this beautiful, feisty woman to follow him to another universe in a galaxy far far away.

“Maybe we ought to call for a doctor,” the policeman said. “How long has he been like that?”

“Since I called you.”

“You say he broke into the premises?”


“There is no sign of forced entry that I can see.” He moved his head around perusing the area one more time. “And there is luggage in the foyer.”

Kaley nibbled her bottom lip. “I noticed.”

“You gave him a good whack.”

“Well, he’s big, and I was afraid.”

The conversation barely registered in Jerin’s head. He felt like he was dying, or maybe he just wished he was dead. His head was pounding. He tried to open his eyes, which made the room spin. He moaned and closed them tightly again. He heard a female gasp.

“He’s coming to!” She sounded panicked and yet relieved.

“So he is. Now, we can get to the bottom of this.”

He felt someone kneel down beside him. “You okay, mate?”

Jerin raised his arm and began to examine his head. “What happened?” He winced as he found a bump and gingerly touched the small mound. “Damn, that hurts.” He opened his eyes to see a constable kneeling beside him.

“What’s your business here? The lady says you broke into this residence.”

“I did nothing of the kind. The Sherwood’s hired me to take care of their property while they are on holiday. The house is supposed to be empty.” He felt his forehead crinkle in response to the discomfort speaking caused.

“That is true. Martin Sherwood notified the department that they would be away. I don’t recall them mentioning a house sitter.”

“My credentials are in my bags.”

He managed to sit up. The room began to spin. He put his palm on the floor to steady his swaying torso.

“Do you want to see a doctor?”

“No. I’ll be fine in a moment. Who hit me?”

Jerin followed the constable’s line of vision as it dialed in on the answer to his question.

“That would be me.”

Maybe it was the bump on the head, but the woman pretty much glowed. He felt euphoric until his stomach turned in on itself, and he had to fight the urge to puke.

“What did you hit me with?”

She looked like a warrior goddess standing above him on the landing leading into the living room. Her dark auburn hair was pulled back severely from her face. The long wavy strands flowed freely from the hairpiece gathering the locks together at the crown of her head. She wore a deep purple, tight fitting, one-piece Lycra bodysuit and was barefooted. Eyes the color of dark emeralds flashed a moment of defiance, and then took on a softer more apologetic light.

“That.” She pointed to his left.

He didn’t want to take his eyes from her, but his curiosity got the better of him. Cautiously he turned his head.

“That would explain it.” He smiled. “So, my warrior goddess’s weapon of choice is a frying pan?”

“Your what?” she stammered and then continued, “And no, a frying pan is not my weapon of choice. It was all I could find.”

The timbre of her voice lured his attention back to her. She sounded more insolent than contrite. Something about her spirit made him forget the throbbing in his head. He stood and chuckled. “Then, what is your weapon of choice?”

She sputtered.

“I don’t have a weapon of choice! Do you think I’m a bloody bloodthirsty gang member or something?”

“You tell me. I’m the one with the concussion.”

“I don’t think you have a concussion. You look fine to me.”

Her eyes roved over him. It felt as if she’d caressed his entire being. His body reacted as if she had. The crotch of his jeans became quite uncomfortable. His body had never reacted to a woman this way before. There was something about her that begged him to goad her into outlandish behavior.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Dora Blume ~ presents ~ Haunted By A Moment

Title: Haunted By A Moment 
Author: Dora Blume 
Genre: YA, Thriller

One moment, four lives changed forever.

Blinding fluorescents wake Kat, she’s in the hospital. Oh my God what have I done.

The accident still a blur, she tries to recover from her injuries.

Three other friends were in the car with her. Will they survive?

Kat’s life as been irrevocably changed forever.

Kip and Kat have been together since they were thirteen but there’s always been a lingering threat, his cancer. Kip begins feeling tired all the time and has little energy to hang out with Kat anymore. All tell-tale signs that his leukemia has returned.

Flashbacks to happier times are all that Kat has to help keep the darkness of depression from overtaking her. How much can one seventeen year old girl take?

On top of it all, the local sheriff pays Kat a visit to explain the criminal charges for the car accident. She can’t even remember what exactly happened but the police think they have everything to charge her.

Facing possible criminal charges for the accident and worried for her boyfriend, Kat’s own strength is wavering. She begins making bad decisions. Everyone tries to reach her before she does something she can never take back. Will Kat’s cry for help be answered before it’s too late?

Author Bio:
Dora Blume is a middle school English teacher by day, writer by night. Dora has a Master’s in English studies. She lives in Cannon Falls, MN with her two small dogs, Jack and Bailey. In her sister time she reads books, lots of books.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Gabriel Farago ~ presents ~ Professor K :The Final Quest

Title: Professor K: The Final Quest
Author: Gabriel Farago
Genre: A Medical Mystery
Series: Jack Rogan Mysteries #4

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A desperate plea from the Vatican. A kidnapped chef. An ambitious mob boss. One perilous game.
When Professor Alexandra Delacroix is called in to find a cure for the dying pope, she follows clues left by her mentor and friend, the late Professor K, which lead her on a breathtaking search through historical secrets, some of them deadly.

Her old friend Jack Rogan must step in to assist while also searching for kidnapped Top Chef Europe winner Lorenza da Baggio.

He joins forces with his young friend and gifted psychic, Tristan, a dedicated mafia hunting prosecutor, a fearless young police officer, and an enigmatic Egyptian detective on a perilous hunt for a notorious IS terrorist.

Together, they stand off with the head of a powerful Mafia family in Florence and uncover a network of corruption and heinous crimes reaching to the very top.

Will Rogan and his friends succeed in finding Lorenza and curing the pope, or will the dark forces swirling around them prevail in their sinister plots?

* Explosive action. Stunning twists. Gripping intrigue. Jack Rogan takes you on another nail-biting adventure with unforgettable characters. Riveting! 

* The Pope; a famous Nobel laureate; the Mafia and a fanatical terrorist. Jack Rogan does it again: sleepless nights; nail-biting action; excitement!

* The breathtaking adventure continues. Fascinating characters; exotic places; stunning twists and gripping intrigue. Jack Rogan does it again!

* A deadly disease. A desperate search for a cure. A pope with a choice. The breathtaking adventure continues. Jack Rogan never gives up! Riveting!

* Thriller-lovers, this is for you! A deadly disease. A desperate search for a cure. A Pope with a choice. Jack Rogan does it again! Unforgettable!

* Thriller-lovers who like sleepless nights, nail-biting suspense and intrigue and enjoy cliff-hangers, look no further! Jack Rogan does it again!

The Jack Rogan Mysteries Series

1. The Empress Holds The Key
A historical mystery novel (Jack Rogan Mysteries Book 1)
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2. The Disappearance of Anna Popov
A supernatural suspense thriller (Jack Rogan Mysteries Book 2)

3. The Hidden Genes of Professor K
A Medical Mystery Thriller (Jack Rogan Mysteries Book 3)

Author Bio:
Gabriel Farago is the international, bestselling and multi-award-winning Australian author of the Jack Rogan mysteries and thrillers series for the thinking reader.

As a lawyer with a passion for history and archaeology, Gabriel Farago had to wait for many years before being able to pursue another passion—writing—in earnest. However, his love of books and storytelling started long before that.

‘I remember as a young boy reading biographies and history books with a torch under the bed covers,’ he recalls, ‘and then writing stories about archaeologists and explorers the next day, instead of doing homework. Whilst I regularly got into trouble for this, I believe we can only do well in our endeavours if we are passionate about the things we love; for me, writing has become a passion.’

Born in Budapest, Gabriel grew up in post-War Europe, and after fleeing Hungary with his parents during the Revolution in 56, he went to school in Austria before arriving in Australia as a teenager. This allowed him to become multi-lingual and feel ‘at home’ in different countries and diverse cultures.

Shaped by a long legal career and experiences spanning several decades and continents, his is a mature voice that speaks in many tongues. Gabriel holds degrees in literature and law, speaks several languages and takes research and authenticity very seriously.

Inquisitive by nature, he studied Egyptology and learned to read the hieroglyphs. He travels extensively and visits all of the locations mentioned in his books.

‘I try to weave fact and fiction into a seamless storyline,’ he explains. ‘By blurring the boundaries between the two, the reader is never quite sure where one ends, and the other begins. This is of course quite deliberate as it creates the illusion of authenticity and reality in a work that is pure fiction. A successful work of fiction is a balancing act: reality must rub shoulders with imagination in a way that is both entertaining and plausible.’

Gabriel lives in the Blue Mountains in Australia just outside Sydney, surrounded by a World Heritage National Park. ‘The beauty and solitude of this unique environment,’ he points out, ‘give me inspiration and the energy to weave my thoughts and ideas into stories which, I sincerely hope, will in turn entertain and inspire my readers.’

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

J Thompson ~ presents ~ Dark Need

Title: Dark Need
Author: J Thompson
Genre: Romance, Fantasy
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Addicted to Desire, Tainted by Love

Abandoned as a baby, Constance has spent all her life alone, surviving from day-to-day and dealing with her ever-increasing hunger. Since the age of 18, she has fought the need for sex until she can’t take it anymore and finally relinquishes her innocence. Five years on, she spends her weekdays as an office clerk in Hackney, London, and her weekends searching for nameless hook-ups in the hope they will quench her unrelenting desires and her body’s constant need. A freak accident sets her on a course that changes her life completely but finally reveals who she truly is.

An enforcer for his kind, Dominic’s job is to protect Succubi’s from other immortal races and hide them from the humans. His job simple, until a rogue female hits his radar and sets off every protective instinct he has. He can’t help but find her body alluring, releasing a desire he is not ready for. But Dominic’s life is turned upside down when her soul calls to him, sealing a bond that is forbidden.



He had failed.
Callum was one of the best warriors the enforcers had in their ranks, only he felt like a failure. He had failed to protect the one thing that was more important than his own life. She had been taken from him and now he couldn't find her, and he feared the worst. But he wouldn't give up, not when his heart told him she was still alive. He would never give up until he found her, no matter how lost she may seem.

Helena was lost.

Lost to her own mind and to her soul. Since that fateful night she has felt torn, split in half, searching for a way out and the one thing that will complete her and make her feel whole again. Her only problem? She doesn't know what is real or what is a figment of her imagination. Memories and deep, dark fantasies have merged, making her existence seem like a cruel joke. Can Helena fight the demons within herself? Can she free herself from the prison that is her mind?

Author Bio:
J. Thompson is an indie writer of fantasy fiction and paranormal romance, and a major fan of procrastination. Jenn has always loved history, so using her wild imagination and tying in her love of history and fantasy, she began a new adventure into the world of words. Weaving romance into old worlds and giving life to her mythical inspired novels is what Jenn does best, and she has a lot more planned in the future, including some hard assed demons.

When she isn't bent over her laptop with the crazy writer eyes, you will find Jenn making jewellery, cross stitching and it doing paper crafts. Jenn is also a fitness lover and enjoys working out with her husband, either at the gym or at Caveman Training.

J Thompson is a passionate, if a little nuts author who believes wholeheartedly that people are good and that everyone deserves romance - even Hades.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Olivia Ryann ~presents ~ Cards of Love (The High Priestess)

Title: Cards of Love: The High Priestess
Author: Olivia Ryann
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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This dark and twisted tale of lust and love will make your blood run hot. Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon Bestseller Vivian Wood writes dark romance as OLIVIA RYANN.

Damen Aetos. Mob boss. Madman.
And soon to be my husband.
He doesn’t care that I’m a virgin.
Doesn’t care about my beauty.
Nothing matters to him but my last name.
By marrying me, the Madman ensures that a centuries-old bargain will be met.
The fact that he gets me -- gets to do anything to me that he wants -- is just icing on the cake for him.
But I have secrets too, lurking beneath my pretty surface.
Secrets, lies, and a power greater than either of us can imagine.
The question is, when The High Priestess comes calling, how will he respond?

Author Bio:
Olivia Ryann is the dark romance pen name of Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon Top 20 Bestseller Vivian Wood. She loves poetic phrases and bits of melodic memories. She adores dominant, hard men and soft, fragile women with backbones made of steel. She wants to put them together as often as possible, in unconventional ways.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Loc Glin ~ presents ~ Undivided Attention (A Mystic Museum Novella)

Undivided Attention
The Mystic Museum Series 5
By Loc Glin
Genre: Erotic Romance
Word Count: 30,233
Heat Rating: SEXTREME

Categories: Erotic Romance (MF), bondage, spanking, paranormal elements, HEA
On the eve of her wedding, Korina discovers the rumors of her betrothed’s hideous looks are true. Fearing the stories of his brutality are also factual she takes drastic action. The result of which lands her in an alien dimension.

Five years later she is compelled to visit Minerva’s Mystic Museum. The ‘powers that be’ have interceded giving her the chance to change that destiny.

Korina is sent home where she discovers it is the morning of her wedding day. Determined to do the right thing, she marries Adam.

Witches are not unknown to Korina, so how will she handle the curse that has divided her husband into two men?

Adam is caring and kind. Arun is, well, a bastard! Unbeknownst to her they are two halves of the whole man she has married.

Will Adam’s ugly face and Arun’s kinky sexual desires send her running home? Or, will she stay with her husband, honoring her betrothal commitment?

Does Korina have a kinky side as well?

How will she break the curse? Does she want to?

Mystic Museum magic is in the air!

Korina snuggled down under the feather comforter, trying to prolong a wonderful dream in which she was in her old bed in Kire Dell. Inhaling deeply, she enjoyed an almost forgotten pleasure. How long had it been since she’d inhaled the sweet fragrance of Kazmi? Her mother favored the scent and made sure that the sheets at home always smelled of it. A lump filled her throat, and she sighed around it. A strong wave of homesickness assailed her.

Why had she run away? That question frequented her mind often. She’d done it because the man she was betrothed to since birth was reported to be ugly, deformed, and mean. She’d heard the rumors but steadfastly refused to believe them until the night before her wedding day.

The memory played again in her mind.

Alyssa, her lifetime friend, had run into her room. “He’s here. I saw him arrive,” she said, out of breath, her hands clutching at her chest.

“And?” Korina asked.

Alyssa’s horror-filled expression said it all, but she had to hear it.

“I’m so sorry, Kori.” Alyssa wrapped her arms about Korina in a hug.

Korina slipped out of Alyssa’s arms. “Tell me,” she said, full of fear.

“It is worse than we imagined.” Alyssa dramatically plopped onto the bed and started to cry. “He is the ugliest man I have ever seen.”

Korina paled, staggered to the bed, and sat down.

“What am I supposed to do? How can I marry someone that ugly? If that’s true about him, then he must be mean too. He’ll beat me.” Her fear escalated.

“You could run away,” Alyssa suggested. She sat up and started to think about that as a possible solution.

“Where could I go that my father couldn’t find me and bring me back? This marriage is important to our family. It’s about honor. The commitment was made years ago. If I run away, we will be disgraced.”

“Not if you’re kidnapped.”


“We can make it look like a kidnapping. No one will know it wasn’t.”

“That’s a good idea,” Korina agreed, her hopes rising. “But it won’t work.”


“When I’m released or escape and I’m home again, the wedding will still take place.”

“We could fake your death.”


“By having a witch put a spell on you.”

“And what happens when I come back to life?”

“You don’t. If you come back to life, it will be the same as running away.”

“But that means I have to go away forever,”

“You’ll find some way to do it, and you’ll find some way to let me know that you’re okay and where you are.”

“That’s a pretty drastic plan.”

“Kori, I know what he looks like, and believe me, it’s not drastic.”

Well, she’d gone to that witch and gotten that spell.

Only something had gone wrong. She never woke up. Instead, she’d found herself on an alien planet. Luckily, she’d been able to fit in. Her ability to learn quickly had served her well on Earth. The similarity between the two worlds was uncanny. She quickly discovered the differences and found that she liked them. Women had more rights in her new world, so she was able to take care of herself without many problems.

If she wasn’t so homesick and lonely, she might even be happy. Finding a man to love and making friends in this new world was beginning to seem impossible. There were times when being around people here gave her the heebie-jeebies. Maybe they felt the same way about her. That might explain it.

Korina inhaled deeply. The scent of Kazmi once again filled her nostrils. With her eyes still closed, she pulled the covers closer to her face savoring the moment, not wanting it to end. This is wonderful, a bit strange but wonderful.

The door burst open.

“Kori, Kori, wake up,” Lena chirped as she bounded across the room. The bed rocked as she jumped onto it.

Korina froze. This is really bizarre. It feels so real.

A touch of panic infused her. She peeked out from the covers. Her little sister sat on the bed. Lena’s long blond hair curled to her waist. The child was dressed in her blue bunny pajamas, complete with the ears. Tears filled Korina’s eyes. This is exactly how she remembered her sister. This dream was so real it hurt.

Lena leaned close to her. “Why are you crying, Kori?”

“Because I love you. It’s been so long since I talked with you.”

Lena smiled and laughed. “I love you too. Mommy sent me to wake you up.” Lena furrowed her brows. “I talked with you last night. Did you forget?”

“No, I didn’t forget.”

Lena kissed Korina’s cheek. Korina touched the wet spot left by her lips.

“Mommy says you have a lot to do today. It’s your wedding day, remember?”

“My wedding day?”

Korina bolted upright.

“Then I’m not dreaming? I’m here?”

“Where else would you be, silly?”

Lena clambered off the bed.

“I’ll tell Mommy you’ll be down in a few minutes.”

The door slammed closed behind Lena after she ran through it.

Korina pinched herself.

“Ouch.” She smiled.

“I’m really home.” She started to laugh. “Thank you, Minerva!”

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