<i>Prototype</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Prototype: Exclusive Excerpt M.D. Waters "Fighting Her fight lost me my husband and daughter. My memories. My entire life." <i>Hero of a Highland Wolf</i>: Excerpt Hero of a Highland Wolf: Excerpt Terry Spear Every part of him was sexy. His mouth was made for kissing... <i>Mortal Danger</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Mortal Danger: Exclusive Excerpt Ann Aguirre "I didn’t want to worry about Kian, considering how little I trusted him..." Read & Win: Daisy Goodwin's <i>The Fortune Hunter</i> Read & Win: Daisy Goodwin's The Fortune Hunter Daisy Goodwin "She smiled and put a finger against his lips..."
From The Blog
July 24, 2014
Historical Spies from Bradley, Galen, Quinn, and More!
Jennifer Proffitt
July 24, 2014
Best Reads of July 2014
Team H & H
July 23, 2014
What’s Your Grittiest Sexiest Read?
Megan Frampton
July 22, 2014
An Argument for Adam Driver's Sex Appeal
Megan Frampton
July 21, 2014
Sandra Schwab’s Historical Romances
Anna Bowling
Fri
Jul 25 2014 2:00pm

First Look: Manda Collins’s Why Lords Lose Their Hearts (July 29, 2014)

Why Lords Lose Their Hearts by Manda CollinsManda Collins
Why Lords Lose Their Hearts

St. Martin's Press / July 29, 2014 / $7.99 print / digital

Perdita, the widowed Duchess of Ormond, keeps a dangerous secret—the truth of how her brutish husband died. But a mysterious avenger seems to know it, too, and when anonymous threats turn into public attacks, there’s only one friend she can turn to for help—her husband’s former secretary, Lord Archer Lisle. The man who witnessed her every heartache. The kind of man whose love she can only dream of…

The youngest of the Duke of Pemberton’s five sons, Lord Archer Lisle is used to waiting his turn. For years, he could only stand by, seething, as Perdita suffered at the hands of her husband, but now she’s under threat from another source—one who will stop at nothing to make her pay for the late duke’s death. But the good-natured Archer can be dangerous when crossed—and he’ll do anything to keep the woman he’s adored for so long safe in his arms…

For the third and final installment of the Wicked Widows trilogy, Why Lords Lose Their Hearts, Manda Collins does a brilliant job at building the suspense, with a strong element of danger and paranoia that will keep you on edge even as you root for the romance. The heroine, Perdita, was in an abusive marriage to the Duke of Ormond. The hero, Lord Archer, is the youngest son of a Duke, and also the secretary to the Duke of Ormond. Don’t be fooled, he is a lion wearing lamb’s wool. Underneath the appearance of being just another loyal “employee” he is quite the force to be reckoned with, especially when it comes to going after what he wants and protecting Perdita. But he wasn’t an alpha hero in an over intimidating way.

[But we think there are other things to be intimidated by in this book...]

Fri
Jul 25 2014 12:30pm

Trope of the Month: Time Travel Romances

Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie MoningAcademically put, tropes are “common or overused theme[s] or device[s],“ which makes them sound like cliches, which makes them seem like a bad thing.

But they’re totally not! Romance novel fans all have their favorite—not to mention least favorite—tropes, from friends to lovers, chick in pants, secret baby, marriage of convenience, opposites attract, May-December, boss-assistant...the list goes on.

Each month, we’ll be picking a romance novel trope and ask you to offer recommendations falling under the trope rubric (again with the academic talk!).

You will meet a mysterious stranger...from another time! Whether it's Outlander sending Claire back in time to Jamie, or throwing a Medieval knight into modern times, time travel books combine old-world romance with new world intricacies! Many people ponder the question of ”If you could visit any time period, what would it be?" Books give us the opportunity to do that—and time travel romances afford us the option of seeing how a character survives that very question!

Here are a few recommendations for this trope off the top of our heads:

What books would you suggest for fellow readers with a need to travel back in time?

Fri
Jul 25 2014 11:30am

Downton Abbey Cast Teases Season (Series) 5—Plus Premiere Date!

Cora Crawley in Downton Abbey**SPOILER Alert: If you haven't caught up to all four seasons of Downton Abbey look away—fetch a cup of tea!**

American viewers have to wait until January 2015 for the fifth season of Downton Abbey, but UK watchers will be able to see series five in just a few short months. In a press conference earlier this week, Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary), Joanne Froggatt (Anna Bates), Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith), Allen Leech (Tom Branson), and executive producer Gareth Neame spilled some tid bits about the upcoming season.

The obvious plot point that needs to be dealt with is Anna and Bates. After Anna was raped last season, her sense of self (and safety) were severely rocked—as was her relationship with Bates. But now, the cast hints, Bates might have found a way of healing Anna...by killing her rapist!? Maybe, maybe not! That apparently will be a major plot point in the Bates/Anna realm, and Frogatt said even Anna will be struggling with Bates's innocence:

In her heart of hearts, she has this doubt, it just doesn’t leave her. It’s something that sort of haunts her in season five, it’s this niggle, that there are so many coincidences.

Do you think Bates is going to go back for another round in prison? How do you feel if that happened? Were you among those who was tired of the Anna arc by the end of Season 4?

The other major news surrounds Lady Mary, who had a shocking end to her marriage to Matthew when former co-star Dan Stevens elected to not renew his contract—and therefore was killed off! She now has a few love interests on the horizon, and might finally be getting her groove back!

Downton Abbey Season (Series) 5 will be premiering in the U.S. on PBS on January 4, 2015. Can't wait? We'll be recapping it here starting in late September as it premieres in the U.K.

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Fri
Jul 25 2014 9:30am

First Look: C.L. Wilson’s The Winter King (July 29, 2014)

The Winter King by C.L. WilsonC.L. Wilson
The Winter King
Avon / July 29, 2014 / $7.99 print / $6.99 digital

After three long years of war, starkly handsome Wynter Atrialan will have his vengeance on Summerlea's king by taking one of the man's beautiful, beloved daughters as his bride. But though peace is finally at hand, Wynter's battle with the Ice Heart, the dread power he embraced to avenge his brother's death, rages on.

Khamsin Coruscate, Princess of Summerlea and summoner of Storms, has spent her life exiled to the shadows of her father's palace. Reviled by her father, marriage to Wintercraig's icy king was supposed to be a terrible punishment, but instead offers Kham her first taste of freedom—and her first taste of overwhelming passion.

As fierce, indomitable Wynter weathers even Khamsin's wildest storms, surprising her with a tenderness she never expected, Kham wants more than Wynter's passion—she yearns for his love. But the power of the Ice Heart is growing, dangerous forces are gathering, and a devastating betrayal puts Khamsin and Wynter to the ultimate test.

In C.L. Wilson’s The Winter King, our two main characters, Khamsin and Wynter, are polar opposites. Their contrasting affinities for hot and cold and fire and ice are constant and make any connection between the two seem wholly unfathomable. But connect they must, as a result of the peace treaty agreed upon by Khamsin Coruscate’s father, King Verdan, and his nemesis, Wynter Atralian, The Winter King.

[Opposites attract, right?]

Fri
Jul 25 2014 8:30am

Which God Do You Fancy?

Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson, opens today, and it is the second movie featuring Hercules to be released this year (the first, The Legend of Hercules, starred Kellan Lutz).

Beyond the obvious (no shirts, please, we're gods!), there is something about gods and their battles that appeals to filmgoers, judging by how many of these tales are made into movies.

It strikes us, however, that it would be very difficult to actually be in love with a god, no matter how many muscles he had. That said, some of the gods are more appealing than others. So if you had the choice, which ancient god would you want for your mate? 

Thu
Jul 24 2014 4:30pm

I, Spy the Prince Regent: Historical Spies from Bradley, Galen, Quinn, and More!

Surrender to a Wicked Spy by Celeste BradleyLike many readers, historical romances were among the first romances I read, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized that among my favorite tropes of the subgenre (marriage of convenience, the wallflower or bluestocking) was another—the historical romantic suspense. But even more specifically: the historical spy.

Celeste Bradley is among the first romance authors I read as a teenager. Unlike many, I didn’t find romances through my mother’s shelves, but through the shelves at my local library, as I was supposed to be putting the books away. Among those first books, Bradley’s Royal Four series has always been one of my favorite. There was intrigue, suspense, love, arranged marriages, and so many other things that fulfilled my young heart.

One of Bradley’s heroes, Dane Caldwell, Lord Greenleigh has always been one of my favorite heroes. In Surrender to a Wicked Spy we meet Dane, not as he’s engaging in dangerous business in the name of the crown, but as he is fishing his future wife out of the Thames—and ends up being saved himself in the process. Dane is a big man—imagine Chris Hemsworth in period clothing (I know I do). He’s smart, capable, and crafty. Olivia, his new wife, is all of those things too—including big (I featured her in my Tall Heroines post).

[Sounds like they're perfectly matched...]

Thu
Jul 24 2014 2:00pm

First Look: Maisey Yates’s Unbroken (August 5, 2014)

Unbroken by Maisey YatesMaisey Yates
Unbroken
Berkley / August 5, 2014 / $5.99, digital / $7.99, print

Amber Jameson has always thought of her best friend Cade as an older brother. A really hot older brother. But growing up in foster care, she learned to rely only on herself. As much as she likes stealing glances at Cade’s chiseled jaw and painted-on jeans, she resents the way he swoops in like a superhero to fix things for her.

When former rodeo rival Jim Davis starts harassing Amber to sell her grandfather’s failing ranch, Cade swoops in once again. To send Jim on his way, Cade pretends to be Amber’s boyfriend, moving in to help fix the place up. With her grandfather behind the idea, Amber and Cade have to keep the charade going—whether she likes it or not.

But as their make-believe romance starts to heat up, maybe Cade and Amber will learn to admit that they both could use a little saving…

Lately, it seems that the romance genre has seen a lot of broken and dark characters. Perhaps we all want a little more gritty reality with our romance. Even in the small town of Silver Creek, full of sexy cowboys and ranchers, we can’t escape our pasts.

Maisey Yates’s most recent novel, Unbroken, continues the story of the Mitchell clan in Silver Creek. Sexy former rodeo star Cade Mitchell has always turned to his friend Amber in times of trouble, but now, when Cade realizes he may never ride again, he is beginning to realize that he feels more than just brotherly affection for her. When he pretends to be her boyfriend to head off harassment from another man, and then Amber’s grandfather buys into the plan, he ends up staying at Amber’s – indefinitely.

[And then forever...?]

Thu
Jul 24 2014 12:00pm
Excerpt

Prototype: Exclusive Excerpt

M.D. Waters

Prototype by M.D. Waters

Emma looks forward to the day when she can let go of her past—both of them. After more than a year on the run, with clues to her parents’ whereabouts within her grasp, she may finally find a place to settle down. Start a new life. Maybe even create new memories with a new family.

But the past rises to haunt her and to make sure there’s nowhere on the planet she can hide. Declan Burke wants his wife back, and with a little manipulation and a lot of reward money, he’s got the entire world on his side. Except for the one man she dreads confronting the most: Noah Tucker.

Emma returns to face what she’s done but finds that the past isn’t the problem. It’s the present—and the future it represents. Noah has moved on and another woman is raising their daughter.

In the shocking conclusion to M.D. Waters’s spectacular debut, Emma battles for her life and her freedom, tearing down walls and ripping off masks to reveal the truth. She’s decided to play their game and prove she isn’t the woman they thought she was. Even if it means she winds up dead. Or worse, reborn.

Get a sneak peek of M.D. Waters's Prototype (available July 29, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Noah leads me into a large room with white walls, a white floor, and a white ceiling, but they are not painted. The surfaces are screen-like.

I have seen a room like this many times before, but this is much larger.

“A hologram room?” I ask. Declan once had a room built special for me. It was my private paint studio for months, and the only place I had any real privacy from his security cameras.

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Thu
Jul 24 2014 10:15am

First Trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey!: Does it Satisfy?

This morning the first ever trailer for the highly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie, starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, was released. Set to a dark remix of Beyonce's Crazy in Love, the trailer gives us a little hint of everything—including the Red Room of Pain!  The trailer seemed focused far more on the romance between Christian and Ana than on the sex, but based on the trailer, we think there will be plenty of both! Now we can all see it, and weigh in with our thoughts.

So—what do you think the movie will be like, based on this trailer? Are you pleased or disappointed? (Also, Lost Girl fans, did you spot Tamsin?)

Mr. Grey will see you on February 13, 2015—just in time to be your Valentine's Day date!

Thu
Jul 24 2014 9:30am

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of July 2014

Always to Remember by Lorraine HeathEach month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they just can’t choose). It doesn’t have to be a new book, as evidenced below; just something that made the month sparkle a bit more.

Without further ado, here’s the installment for July 2014 (and if you’ve missed any, be sure to check out past recs via the Related Posts section at the bottom of the post):

Wendy the Super Librarian

Despite being published in 1996 and winning a RITA in 1997, I just got around to reading Always to Remember by Lorraine Heath.  It knocked the wind right out of me.  A hero labelled a coward for refusing to fight is the target of retribution by the heroine, who lost a beloved husband and three brothers in the Civil War.  Setting her plan in motion means spending time with the hero, and eventually she realizes how wrong she and the rest of the town are about him.  Turns out they might not know much of anything about true bravery and courage.  It has since been reissued digitally and I cannot stress enough how amazing this story is.  A true classic not just for historical westerns fans, but all romance aficionados.

Leigh Davis

This month I am feeling the love for quirky characters. From the description One Plus One by JoJo Moyes didn’t appear to be sad so I made the plunge —and I loved it. Unique characters- from the admirable, but not perfect heroine to the quirky kids to the flawed hero. Then there is the appealing romance.  This was my introduction to her works, and after reading this one, I bought another one. Then in the middle of the month I discovered A Man Called Ove  by Fredrik Backman. Talk about a curmudgeon—Think Swedish Ebenezer Scrooge!  But his inflexible, and stern demeanor hides a man of principles and integrity. I have to tell a somewhat funny story about the book. I bought the audio version and I was listening to it at the dentist's office.  It was during a pause in the procedure that I reached a very poignant scene. Tears just seeped out of my eyes, and rolled down my face.  My dentist was flummox because he wasn’t doing anything.  I had to explain  that I was crying because of the audio book. Funny, Poignant, this is a story of how a man’s life changes once a rambunctious family moves in next door. There is a bit of a love story with flashbacks, but it is not a romance. But it is a wonderful story of interpersonal relationships.

[We think we want to get personal with this book, too...]

Thu
Jul 24 2014 8:20am

Throwback Thursday: First Susan Elizabeth Phillips Book?

Risen Glory by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Susan Elizabeth Phillips (or SEP, for short) will release a new book, Heroes Are My Weakness, in just about a month. SEP's first book as a solo author (she published one previous book with a co-author under a pseudonym) was Risen Glory, published in 1984, an American historical set just after the Civil War (and reissued as Just Imagine).

Since then, SEP has published over twenty books, most (all?) of them contemporary romance.

What was your first Susan Elizabeth Phillips? 

Wed
Jul 23 2014 3:00pm

The Ultimate Temptation: Best Friend/Little Sister Romances

Until Fountain Bridge by Samantha YoungWhat is it about the brother’s best friend and his little sister hooking up that is so irresistible? It's one of the most popular themes in romance, appearing over and over again.

Perhaps the main appeal is there's a sort of built-in chemistry that naturally exists between these two people who have denied what they want, sometimes for years. He wants to protect her like a brother. but feels something so much stronger and not very brotherly towards her. There are endless possibilities resulting from this chemistry. And whether it's a noble hero who's trying to keep the brothers' code of honor, or the heroine whose feelings of fondness toward her brother's best friend have grown into an abiding romantic love, the combination of these qualities and degree of urgency in giving in and crossing the line are what makes these stories our favorite.

In Samantha Young's On Dublin Street series, Adam and Ellie's story is a simmering, quiet tale told in the midst of Braden and Joss's big love, but it's not at all unexpected. In fact, we hope for their happy ending just as much. But between years of friendship and the fear of ruining that, along with worry about Braden's disapproval, misunderstanding and frustration have stood in the way. Though it takes a life-or-death crisis to finally bring these two together, Young throws the trope on its head when it's easy-going Braden who roots for Adam and Ellie most of all. They're one of those couples who we just know is meant to be because once they allow it, everything's easy, and two such sweet people deserve nothing less.

[They had a long journey...]

Wed
Jul 23 2014 12:30pm
Excerpt

Hero of a Highland Wolf: Exclusive Excerpt

Terry Spear

Hero of a Highland Wolf by Terry Spear

She's ready for change...

Colleen Playfair has never been to Scotland, but when she discovers she must spend a year and a day overseas learning to manage her newly inherited estate, she's ready for the challenge. She even has some ideas for improvements-if she can get past the sexy werewolf who seems convinced he's the one in charge.

But he's digging in his claws...

Grant MacQuarrie and his clan have been managing Farraige Castle for three centuries. The last thing he wants is a meddling American heiress trying to change the way things have always been done. He's more than willing to fight the she-wolf every step of the way, using every tool at his disposal. And if that means taking the lass to bed, well...all the better.

Locked in a battle of wills, caught in an attraction they can't escape, Colleen and Grant must find a way to work together...or face losing it all.

Get a sneak peek of Terry Spear's Hero of a Highland Wolf (available August 5, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Between the fire, the stew, and tea, and Grant’s knees brushing against hers, Colleen was getting hot. But she wasn’t backing away from him as much as she knew she should, while she wickedly enjoyed the intimacy of their touch. Wishing in a naughty way that they could do more.

“I don’t want you to leave,” Grant said, his voice somber, his eyes dark.

He sounded so sincere that she was really taken aback. He really must have had a change of heart.

[Log in or register to read the full excerpt of Hero of a Highland Wolf...]

Wed
Jul 23 2014 11:00am

August 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in August. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a very specific obsession and there are some great books to look forward to. Our shopping list is the biggest yet, so don’t forget to take this printable version with you when it’s time to shop!

Heroes and Heartbreakers August 2014 Shopping List!
 
Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/SfR

[Check out the complete list!...]

Wed
Jul 23 2014 9:30am

First Look: Ilona Andrews’s Magic Breaks (July 29, 2014)

Ilona Andrews
Magic Breaks
Ace Hardcover / July 29, 2014 / $25.95 print / $12.99 digital

As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers. Since Kate’s connection to Roland has come out into the open, no one is safe—especially those closest to Kate.

As Roland’s long shadow looms ever nearer, Kate is called to attend the Conclave, a gathering of the leaders from the various supernatural factions in Atlanta. When one of the Masters of the Dead is found murdered there, apparently at the hands of a shapeshifter, Kate is given only twenty-four hours to hunt down the killer. And this time, if she fails, she’ll find herself embroiled in a war which could destroy everything she holds dear…

Books that contain huge chunks of running and fighting tend to lose my interest. You get page after page of blood-spurting, limb-lopping action, with a pause for a scene or two wound-licking and making wisecracks, which is then followed by a bunch more scenes of running and fighting.

But when it’s Ilona Andrews, I gobble those books like they’re fresh baked and I’m starved.

[Luckily, there's a new dish of Kate being served!]

Wed
Jul 23 2014 8:06am

What’s Your Grittiest Sexiest Read?

Beyond Addiction by Kit RochaWith more and more MC, dystopian, post-apocalyptic, nihilistic (and other euphemisms for 'dark') romances gaining popularity, it's time to take your recommendations for grittiest, darkest, sexiest read out there.

So what's your nomination for the grittiest, sexiest read? 

Tue
Jul 22 2014 4:30pm

First Look: Lauren Layne’s Only with You (July 29, 2014)

Only with You by Lauren LayneLauren Layne
Only with You (The Best Mistake)
Forever / July 29, 2014 / $6.00 print / $2.99 digital

Cocktail waitress Sophie Dalton doesn't exactly have a life plan. She's perfectly happy being everyone's favorite party girl. But when a Las Vegas bachelorette party goes awry and an uptight businessman mistakes Sophie for a prostitute . . . well, Sophie wonders if it's time to reevaluate her priorities. Swearing off her thigh-high boots for good, Sophie slinks back home with damaged pride-and a jackpot of a hangover.

Yet what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there. On a trip to Seattle to open a new office, Grayson Wyatt meets his latest employee—who turns out to be the same woman he recently called a hooker. Wealthy and gorgeous, Gray is a man used to getting what he wants. And it doesn't take long to figure out that smart, sassy, sexy Sophie is everything he's been looking for. As their late nights at the office turn into hot morning-afters, they realize their Vegas misunderstanding may lead to the real thing . . .

One of the more critical scenes in a book is how the hero and heroine meet. Authors have free range on devising this meeting, and readers reap the benefit of authors’ fertile imagination, especially when the hero and heroine form the wrong impression. Lauren Layne definitely has a bountiful imagination:

Sophie Dalton is in Las Vegas for her cousin’s bachelorette party. Her cousin is certainly not a favorite relative, but since Sophie’s sister is in the wedding, she is obligated to attend, so when the bride-to-be declares:

I want my bachelorette party to be hella shanky and memorable. If you’re going to be on your period that weekend, fix it.

[Sounds like the beginning to an...interesting...weekend...]

Tue
Jul 22 2014 3:20pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals for Jeannie Moon, Bronwen Evans, and Sarah Title!

Behind the curtain--covers for books by Jeannie Moon, Sarah Title, and Bronwen EvansOn the eve of the annual Romance Writers of America national conference, H&H is delighted to celebrate the genre with some exclusive news about three exciting upcoming releases.

Read on for a special first look at the covers for The Second Chance Hero by Jeannie Moon, A Touch of Passion by Bronwen Evans, and Snowed In by Sarah Title. Enjoy!

[Pull the curtain back...]

Tue
Jul 22 2014 1:15pm

Driven to Distraction: An Argument for Adam Driver’s Sex Appeal

Adam Driver and Lena Dunham in GirlsThe French have a word, jolie laide, for “good-looking ugly women,” women such as Anjelica Huston, Bette Davis, and Tilda Swinton. There isn't such a term for good-lucking ugly men, but there should be, and one of the prime examples of that would be Girls (and future Star Wars) actor Adam Driver.

He's a really good actor—he has made his Girls character go from being a reprehensible, shirtless, sex-addicted slacker to being a caring, shirtless, sex-addicted slacker. In other words, the character has remained true to himself, even though our perceptions of him have changed dramatically through the seasons. That's due as much to Driver as it is to the show's writers.

[A little of both makes for a perfect combo...]

Tue
Jul 22 2014 12:00pm
Excerpt

Mortal Danger: Exclusive Excerpt

Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

In Ann Aguirre's Mortal Danger, Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months ago, she couldn’t imagine being strong enough to face her senior year. But thanks to a Faustian compact with the enigmatic Kian, she has the power to make the bullies pay. She’s not supposed to think about Kian once the deal is done, but devastating pain burns behind his unearthly beauty, and he’s impossible to forget.

In one short summer, her entire life changes and she sweeps through Blackbriar, prepped to take the beautiful people down from the inside. A whisper here, a look there, and suddenly . . . bad things are happening. It’s a head rush, seeing her tormentors get what they deserve, but things that seem too good to be true usually are, and soon, the pranks and payback turns from delicious to deadly. Edie is alone in a world teeming with secrets and fiends lurking in the shadows. In this murky morass of devil’s bargains, she isn’t sure who—or what—she can trust. Not even her own mind.

Get a sneak peek of Ann Aguirre's Mortal Danger (available August 5, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

I didn’t expect Kian to be waiting for me when I left school and he wasn’t. Russ offered me a ride home, but I shook my head. “I don’t mind the T. Thanks anyway.”

“Where’s your boyfriend today?” he asked.

“He has class. See you.”

[Continue on to read the full excerpt of Mortal Danger...]