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Fri
Aug 28 2015 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Dear Mr. President, You’re Hot Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy and more

This is not about your political philosophy or your party affliation. Leaders of the free world have always been in their own class. From charamatic to lovable and not-so-lovable, they have all shown some type of confidence. 

With Hillary Clinton announcing her plans to run for presient, it could mean we won't see another male leader for 8 years. It may not be a bad thing. And with shows like Scandal and House of Cards it may be possible to envision what the next male leader should look like or be. In the meantime, we can remember presidents and world leaders that have made us sear. 

[Hottest presidents ever...]

Fri
Aug 28 2015 3:57pm

Romance News Roundup: Sam Heughan’s New Movie and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Sam Heughan's Next Role Will Be...Outlander's Sam Heughan and Supergirl's Melissa Benoist are set to play lovers in the romantic drama film Oxford, according to Deadline Hollywood. Will it be tough to see Jamie Fraser romancing someone other than Claire, or are you just happy to see Heughan getting lots of work? For more on these rising stars, see our latest Outlander coverage (the search for Brianna Randall is on!) and watch the trailer for TV series Supergirl.

Shana Galen has shared the cover of her next novel, an anthology with Vanessa Kelly, Kate Noble, and Theresa Romain titled A Gentleman for All Seasons. If you're hankering for something to read right now, our Shana Galen tag can help you out.

Fri
Aug 28 2015 2:00pm

First Look: Sara Humphreys’s Brave the Heat (September 1, 2015)

Sara Humphreys
Brave the Heat (The Maguire Brothers #1)
Sourcebooks Casablanca / September 1, 2015 / $7.99 print & digital

The only fire he can't put out...
Jordan McKenna is back in town, and Fire Chief Gavin Maguire's feelings when he sees her after all these years are as raw as the day she left. Then he was just a kid wearing his heart on his sleeve. Now he spends every day trying to atone for the tragedy he couldn't prevent.

Is the torch he carries for her...
Jordan's life has not exactly worked out the way she expected. A divorced mother of two with a failed acting career, Jordan's biggest concern about coming back to Old Brookfield was seeing her first love. But when a series of suspicious fires breaks out, Jordan and Gavin realize that dealing with the sparks between them may be the least dangerous of their problems.

Sara Humphreys has created an amazing new series starring everyday heroes.  Her first story in this series, Brave the Heat, tells the moving tale of fear and tragedy, love and loss and second chances to get it right.   

Everything that happens in our lives, both the good and the bad, will have an effect on the choices we make in the future.  Sometimes that effect is profound and sometimes it is so subtle it takes time to realize why you acted in such a way.  

[Return to your heart...]

Fri
Aug 28 2015 1:00pm

Come to the Dark Side: Dark Romances for the Reluctant Reader

Beneath the Burn by Pam Godwin

When I first got into reading romance, my focus was on the happy, splashy covers of good looking couples who seemed to be having fun. Little did I know that years later—as in high school—I would be drawn to something darker and a little more bittersweet kind of a like a milk chocolate eater trying the bitter taste of dark chocolate for the first time. Even though I’m not a connoisseur of dark romance, I think I have a few titles if you want to dip your toes in to the reading deep end.

I love Pam Godwin’s Beneath the Burn, it has everything you could want including a sexy rocker, a fearless heroine and one hell of a suspenseful plot. Basically an escapee from a monster of a man, Charlee falls back into his hands but not after a fateful encounter with Jay, a source of light in the darkness surrounding Charlee’s life. What I like about Godwin’s writing in this book is that the abductor and his abduction aren’t romanticized. I have a hard time with darker romances that contain dubious consent. Charlee and Jay are a match made in a twisted heaven if only they can escape the ghosts of both their pasts.

[No HEA, but close enough...]

Fri
Aug 28 2015 12:00pm
Excerpt

Hannah and the Highlander: Exclusive Excerpt

Sabrina York

Hannah and the Highlander by Sabrina York

Highlanders are her weakness.

Hannah Dounreay has no time for suitors who only seem interested in her family's land, which she manages as well as any man. If she marries, she wants to be loved for the educated, independent woman she is. But when a strong, silent-and spectacularly handsome-Highlander saves her from a violent attack, her heart is stirred. Who is this man? And if he asks for Hannah's hand, will she be able to resist him?

Love is the most powerful weapon of all.

Alexander Lochlannach, Laird of Dunnet, has no time to lose. The Highlands are in an uproar as clans battle for land-without mercy-and Alexander can't afford to fall for the wildly attractive, strong-willed Hannah. What's more, he has a desperate secret, one that could destroy them both. But as their attraction turns into an all-consuming passion, Alexander has no choice but to prove to Hannah that he's the only man for her-body and soul...in Hannah and the Highlander.

Get a sneak peek at Sabrina York's Hannah and the Highlander (available September 1, 2015) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

CHAPTER ONE

May 1813

Barrogill, Caithness County, Scotland

She should look away. Really, she should. But Hannah Dounreay could not tear her gaze from the sight of the enormous man striding onto the field of combat like a warrior of old. It could have been the glorious fall of inky black curls riffling in the breeze, or the breadth of his shoulders, or the sharp cut of his chin … or the rippling muscles of his bare chest, swathed only with the Sinclair plaid. But something had captivated her attention.

He stood, tall and proud, bare legged in the traditional kilt, head and shoulders above the other men. He was even taller than her father and Papa was not a small man.

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Fri
Aug 28 2015 11:00am

No Judgment: New Adult Romance Best Bets for August 2015

Souls Unfractured by Tillie Cole

The New Adult August favorites that burned up my kindle were fast-paced reads that gave me a lot to think about. These heroes and heroines are much more than what they appear to be. From opposites, to hiding behind stereotypes, they prove the age-old saying, don’t judge a book by its cover.

Souls Unfractured by Tillie Cole is the story of Maddie and Flame. I’ve been waiting for this book and it was so worth the wait! Flame is part of the “psycho-trio” and he’s extremely twisted. Maddie is part of the original Cursed ones from her cult and has been slow to integrate into the outside world. Maddie and Flame need and help each other in forming better relationships with others and themselves. Their story is beautiful, poignant but extremely dark. Flame might seem like a twisted individual on the outside but he hides many mysteries that Maddie can only bring to light.

Better When He’s Brave by Jay Crownover is the story of good (and hot) cop Titus matched with Reeve, a girl who has lived on the wild side. Titus has always thought the world was black and white but Reeve destroys this manner of thinking. On the surface, Reeve is a criminal —she’s made these bad choices to avenge her sister. When Titus needs help bringing down the newest threat to the Point, Reeve is the last person he wants to depend on. However, Reeve is the key to stopping the threat and close quarters might prove there’s more than a spark there.

[Apologize for nothing. You are still young...]

Fri
Aug 28 2015 9:30am

First Look: Nicole Michaels’s Win Me Over (September 1, 2015)

Win Me Over by Nicole Michaels

Nicole Michaels
Win Me Over
St. Martins Paperback / September 1, 2015 / $7.99 print & digital

WINNING ISN'T EVERYTHING

Callie Daniels is a singular sensation. She owns and operates her own bakery, contributes to a popular lifestyle blog, and is the dance team coach at a local high school. She lives by her own design and is much too busy to consider dating. Mr. Right will have to fit into her life when the time is right...

UNLESS YOU'RE PLAYING FOR KEEPS

Football coach Bennett Clark always plays by the rules. He knows that his new colleague Callie is off limits but she's so beautiful-and irritating!-that Bennett can't get her off his mind. She wants him to participate in a charity dance contest, and won't take no for an answer. Soon, what begins as a festive athletic endeavor turns into a heated flirtation on and off the dance floor. Could it be that the free-spirited Callie has finally found a way through Coach Clark's line of defense?

Nicole Michaels’s Win Me Over won my love with the first lines:

Some people had skeletons in their closet; Callie Daniels had tiaras. Literally. Big, tacky blinged-out tiaras. The kind that graced over-teased heads of little pageant girls, took an entire package of bobby pins to hold secure, and were so tall it was amazing they didn’t tip children ass over teakettle. Something she knew from experience because once upon a time she’d been one of those little girls, and if beauty pageant life had taught Callie anything, it was how to put a fake smile on your face. A skill that came in handy when your mother unexpectedly walked through the front door.

This gives us a partial introduction to Callie, a fun quirky young woman who also happens to be incredibly strong and independent. She runs her own bakery, coaches the high school dance team and contributes to a local life style blog. She’s busy and loves it. Her life gives her the kind of satisfaction that:

Almost made her want to spin around her ovens and sing like an animated movie princess. She was only missing the talking wildlife – and the Prince Charming. But that was no matter; she had no use or time for a man.

[Charm your way into my heart...]

Fri
Aug 28 2015 8:11am

Help Find Their First!

Blanca Flores in Orange is the New Black
Source: giphy.com

Yesterday, we asked you to reveal what you remembered about your first romance novel. The question yielded some pretty amazing memories! However, one Twitter follower could remember quite a lot from their first romance...except the title and author! Can you help a reader reunite with her first? Do you recognize this book:

Thu
Aug 27 2015 4:30pm

Brains Aren’t the Only Food Group: August Kert’s Bring Me to Life

Bring Me to Life by August Kert

A few months ago, I wrote about my burgeoning love for paranormal romance.  I’ve really embraced love stories with “others.”  I am a sucker for werewolves, but I had never read much that went into the zombie vein. Bring Me to Life is a post-apocalyptic zombie romance that was not too far-fetched or out there.  I mean, I tried and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to see what all the hype was about.  But I never found the need to throw myself back into the proverbial zombie pool.  Then, I got the opportunity to do this first look.  I had so many questions- could zombies do anything BUT eat human brains?  Did they have bodily functions that included…the need for sex? *whispers* (Yes, they do!)

As far as the plot goes, it moved at a steady pace from zombie farm to…other places ( no spoilers, remember?).  Lyric meets Anson while being held, and her only motivation is to NOT get eaten alive by the zombies. There are definitely some erotic scenes that work.  I always thought I’d be like gross, zombie sex…but he has a quality that is just as hot as other creatures in this genre.  The zombies in this book can be at several stages, so Anson is not a mindless “must eat brains” kinda guy. He can’t speak much, but we do find out that being a zombie isn’t quite what we may have expected. 

[Zombie sex and figthing for your life...]

Thu
Aug 27 2015 3:39pm

Romance News Roundup: Madeline Hunter Deal & Lawrence-Schumer Comedy!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

His Wicked Reputation by Madeline Hunter—Deal Alert: Speaking of Madeline Hunter, her “classic handsome rake/spinster virgin story” His Wicked Reputation is currently $1.99 in e-book at e-tailers including Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, and Amazon (via BookBub).*

—In Hollywood news almost too good, too pure for this world, Oscar winner/superstar Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook) and rising star comedian Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer, Trainwreck) have been secretly writing a comedy screenplay in which they'll play sisters. Forget Team Peeta and Team Gale, we are now Team JenAmy.

—The first official pic of Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch in Assassin's Creed has sent the internet into a frenzy, and for Good Reason, we think you'll agree. Yowza.

—In yet more cool movie news, two new Mad Max: Fury Road featurettes have been released ahead of the Blu-ray hitting stores that rightly put the spotlight on Charlize Theron's show-stealer Imperator Furiosa, action heroine of our hearts. I also happen to think Mad Max set up a wonderful Max/Furiosa romance for shippers to latch onto, but that's another story...

*We don't know how long deals will last, so get 'em while you can! 

Thu
Aug 27 2015 2:00pm

Cover Thursday: J.A. Rock’s The Subs Club Series

Today we're thrilled to reveal The Subs Club series by J.A. Rock with four great covers for The Subs Club, Pain Slut, Manties in a Twist, and 24/7. The series kicks off in December with The Subs Club, learn more about each book, and the series, below.

The Subs Club series: 

After the death of their friend Hal at the hands of an irresponsible dom, submissive friends Dave, Kamen, Miles, and Gould band together to form the Subs Club—an organization seeking to expose dangerous local doms. The club slowly evolves as romances blossom, loyalties are tested, and tensions mount in a community already struggling for unity in the wake of Hal’s death.

From domestic discipline to knife play to fashion paraphilia, and from family drama to new jobs to first loves, the members of the Subs Club explore life’s kinks inside and outside of the bedroom as they attempt to let go of the past and move forward.

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Thu
Aug 27 2015 1:00pm

Summertime Is Anthology-time: Regency Anthologies Make Reading Easy!

Dancing in The Duke's Arms: A Regency Romance Anthology by Grace Burrowes, Shana Galen, Carolyn Jewel, and Miranda Neville

Growing up, summer was the time to go to the library and load up on staggering piles of books. I always took as many out as the librarian would allow … and week after week, read my heart out. Sadly, real life has a way of intervening and it’s hard to find the time to read piles of books, even in the summer. But there’s a solution … one that’s made to order for bibliophiles—the vacation anthology.

Regency anthologies are often centered on holiday festivities: I’ve been known to read them in the heat of summer! But Regency short stories with a summer setting are available too—and what a terrific way to get a taste of new authors. Plus summer opens the door to so many activities and pleasures that are worlds away from trimming a tree or having a snowball fight. Regency summers are a time of rowing races, cricket, exploring the woods with children, building sand castles, and catching glimpses of the Prince Regent in his favored playground of Brighton, to name a few diversions.

Four well-known writers (Grace Burrowes, Shana Galen, Carolyn Jewel, and Miranda Neville) recently collaborated on Dancing in The Duke's Arms: A Regency Romance Anthology. The book description asks the question,

Why Do Dukes Fall in Love? Every summer the cream of society gathers at the Dukeries, named for the ducal estates concentrated in one small corner of Nottinghamshire. While the entertainments include parties, balls, and a famous boat race, the ducal hosts and their guests find heartbreak, love and happy endings.

[A win for all 4 ladies...]

Thu
Aug 27 2015 12:00pm
Excerpt

Chalvaren Rising: Exclusive Excerpt

Paula Millhouse

Chalvaren Rising by Paula Millhouse

Twenty-five years ago, Theo Ansgar abandoned the Kingdom of Chalvaren for a hiding place on another world. Some called him traitor. Some, thief. Now his fully grown daughter Mia must return to the land of her birth…and their war.

It was the elf prince Kort Elias who brought her back. Theirs was an instant connection, an inescapable union of body, soul and sorcery, reminding Mia of what she truly is, and what she must become. There is also Magnus, destined to be more potent than any wyrm Chalvaren has ever seen, a three-day-old dragonlet Mia must nurture and then ride. And then there is the Dragonstone, an artifact of power nonpareil. Joined, they can tip the scales of battle against the wraith-possessed forces of darkness, of Mia’s own embittered kin. Redemption will be offered, the protected will become the protector, and an ancient prophecy will come to fruition, but only righteous love can conquer all.

Get a sneak peek at Paula Millhouse's Chalvaren Rising (available August 31, 2015) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

“Do you know how to swim?”

The smell of the ocean brightened Mia’s spirit. “I do. It’s one of my favorite things, actually. We lived by the sea when I was younger.”

“Good,” Kort said. I’ll need your help with some chores.”

He tapped Garnet’s neck, and the great red dragon eased down to a dark sandy shore upon the far side of the black rock perimeter. Mia looked up in time to see Magnus gliding in. As before, the dragonlet’s approach was way too fast, and he splashed clumsily into the pool, dousing them with seawater.

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Thu
Aug 27 2015 11:00am

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of August 2015

Covert Evidence by Rachel Grant

Each 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 August 2015 (and if you’ve missed any, be sure to check out past recs via the Related Posts section at the bottom of the post):

Dolly Sickles:

Covert Evidence by Rachel GrantRachel Grant is my new measuring stick for romantic suspense. Her heroes and heroines are incredibly well-matched in intelligence, honor, quirkiness, vulnerabilities, and character. It’s so refreshing to have that level playing field. Her training as a scientist (archaeologist) is evident throughout her plots, and the scientific details peppered throughout makes the stories so smart. Covert Evidence is the fifth book in her Evidence series, but (thankfully) the characters from past Evidence books aren’t woven throughout this newest installation. We’re big travelers at my house, so I enjoyed living vicariously through Cressida and Ian’s adventure through Eastern Turkey.

[Add these August picks to your TBR list...]

Thu
Aug 27 2015 9:30am

First look: Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s Enigma (September 1, 2015)

Archangel's Enigma by Nalini Singh

Nalini Singh
Archangel's Enigma (Guild Hunters #8)
Jove / September 1, 2015 / $7.99 print & digital

Naasir is the most feral of the powerful group of vampires and angels known as the Seven, his loyalty pledged to the Archangel Raphael. When rumors surface of a plot to murder the former Archangel of Persia, now lost in the Sleep of the Ancients, Naasir is dispatched to find him. For only he possesses the tracking skills required—those more common to predatory animals than to man.

Enlisted to accompany Naasir, Andromeda, a young angelic scholar with dangerous secrets, is fascinated by his nature—at once playful and brilliant, sensual and brutal. As they race to find the Sleeping archangel before it’s too late, Naasir will force her to question all she knows...and tempt her to walk into the magnificent, feral darkness of his world. But first they must survive an enemy vicious enough to shatter the greatest taboo of the angelic race and plunge the world into a screaming nightmare…  

The Cascade has started and no one is safe from it’s effects as it begins to change the world and it’s inhabitants in ways never seen before. Archangel Zhou Lijuan is now more determined than ever to rule the Cadre of Ten and the world, stooping to unimaginable depths of depravity in order to secure what she feels is hers by right. In order to thwart her, Raphael sends his more trusted and capable tracker, Nassir, to find the sleeping place of the Archangel of Persia and wake him before Lijuin finds him first and makes his resting place his grave. Helping Nassir is a quiet angel whose scholarly nature belays the fire that flames within her.

[The hunt is on...]

Thu
Aug 27 2015 8:09am

Throwback Thursday: How Much Do You Remember From Your First Romance Novel?

Stuck on You by Patti Berg

You never forget your first...but you might forget a lot of the details. Whether it was a year ago or many years ago, a lot of romance readers remember their first official romance—the title, author, etc.—but the inside, which obviously left an impression, may seem a little fuzzier for readers!

Do you remember your first romance? What subgenre was it? How much of the plot do you remember? What were the main characters' names? What was the conflict? See what you can remember and let me know in the comments! 

Wed
Aug 26 2015 4:30pm

You Belong to Me: Lovers as Property in the Medieval Romance of Madeline Hunter

When authors began leaving the Medieval romance for other  genres, one of the saddest losses was Madeline Hunter. (Though that loss was certainly to the Regency/Victorian novel's gain.) I don't know precisely why the Medieval fell into disfavor, but I suspect it may have to do with readers becoming uncomfortable with the extreme power imbalances between class and sex that are inherent in the setting. And that's exactly why I miss Hunter in the subgenre.

Hunter never went full-on bodice ripper as, for example, Brenda Joyce did in The Conqueror. (A very entertaining book, if you're not sensitive to the disturbing elements.) Nor did she try to write as if power imbalances didn't really matter. Instead she used the tension caused by those imbalances to create stories that aren't only satisfying romance, but thematically fascinating. Two of my favorites explore the effect on love when one person is literally the property of another.

In By Possession, Moira is the illegitimate child of a lord and a serf; her father granted her freedom before his death, but she's unable to prove it. She's now the legal possession of Lord Addis de Valance, and to make things more complicated, she's loved him most of her life. But Moira has no intention of following in her mother's lonely, shameful footsteps, no matter how strong the temptation.

“Can you say that these hands misuse you, Moira, and that you are not willing?”

She sorrowfully extricated herself from his hold and stepped back. She hitched the blanket back on her shoulders and grasped it closed. “I am weak to the pleasure, but what you offer me will someday bring misery and I will not endure it. I swore when just a girl that I would not be any man's whore, least of all one to a knight or a lord.”

Gold fires flamed. Dangerous fires, that spoke of more than thwarted desire.

“You say that often, and insult me with it. 'Tis you who misunderstand, and think the worst of me without cause. Those garments are not meant as a bribe to buy a bedmate for a few nights. I do not seek to make a whore of you.”

She had suspected as much when she saw him at the doorway. Better if he did only want her for brief pleasure. “What you call it will not matter. All others know such women for what they are.”

[O King, how I love her...]

Wed
Aug 26 2015 3:47pm

Romance News Roundup: K.M. Moning’s Feverborn Details & More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Feverborn by Karen Marie MoningKaren Marie Moning released the official description for her next Dani O'Malley/Fever novel, Feverborn, due out on January 19, 2016, on her Facebook page:

In Karen Marie Moning’s latest installment of the epic #1 New York Times bestselling Fever series, the stakes have never been higher and the chemistry has never been hotter. Hurtling us into a realm of labyrinthine intrigue and consummate seduction, FEVERBORN is a riveting tale of ancient evil, lust, betrayal, forgiveness and the redemptive power of love.

When the immortal race of the Fae destroyed the ancient wall dividing the worlds of Man and Faery, the very fabric of the universe was damaged and now Earth is vanishing bit by bit. Only the long-lost Song of Making—a haunting, dangerous melody that is the source of all life itself—can save the planet.

But those who seek the mythic Song—Mac, Barrons, Ryodan and Jada—must contend with old wounds and new enemies, passions that burn hot and hunger for vengeance that runs deep. The challenges are many: The Keltar at war with nine immortals who’ve secretly ruled Dublin for eons, Mac and Jada hunted by the masses, the Seelie queen nowhere to be found, and the most powerful Unseelie prince in all creation determined to rule both Fae and Man. Now the task of solving the ancient riddle of the Song of Making falls to a band of deadly warriors divided among—and within—themselves.

Once a normal city possessing a touch of ancient magic, Dublin is now a treacherously magical city with only a touch of normal. And in those war-torn streets, Mac will come face to face with her most savage enemy yet: herself.

[+Scoop on a Barbara O'Neal deal...]

Wed
Aug 26 2015 2:00pm

Expectations vs. Reality: The Struggles of Being Friends with Non-Romance Readers

Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey

We've all been there and dealt with it. If we're at all “out” about being a romance reader, then we've heard it all before—especially when we're the only romance reader in our friend group or family! Most non-romance readers have similar complaints: the covers (it's all Fabio), the sex scenes (we've all heard it called smut, right?), that the readers must be old maids because they can't get action anywhere else (we're all crazy cat ladies, am I right?), and the books are all poorly written and the characters are under-developed (or not!).

As the readers, we know these misconceptions are exactly that—pure myth! Yes, of course there are examples that prove these myths to be true and there was a time when Fabio was on a lot of covers (although not as many as people think), but that's not the case anymore! That hasn't stopped some people from still “not getting” what romance is all about, and when there's no one else around to back you up about what romance is really like, it can be hard to hop off the struggle bus and confidently deal with these misconceptions. Do they sound familiar...

1. No one understands that the covers are not all Fabio and heaving bosoms...

[They don't understand...but you do!]

Wed
Aug 26 2015 12:00pm
Excerpt

Wicked Lies: Exclusive Excerpt

Wicked Lies by Lora Leigh

He’s Tempting Fate

Jazz Lancing is the stuff of legends. A mountain-bred ex-Navy SEAL with rugged dark looks, a tall muscled frame, and gorgeous blue eyes, he can have any woman he wants in the state of Tennessee. Except Annie Mayes. The beautiful, innocent teacher refuses to fall for Jazz because she's hiding a secret more powerful than her own temptation ...

She’s In Too Deep

Jazz knows that Annie isn't who she says she is-that she's lying about her identity, her past, and her motives. But can she be trusted? Little does he know Annie has been craving his kiss for years, dreaming that Jazz would take her in his arms and save her from her demons. But telling Jazz the truth could put both of them in peril. In this deadly game of danger, deceit, and darkness, is desire worth the risk of losing...everything?

Get a sneak peek at Lora Leigh's Wicked Lies (available September 1, 2015) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

CHAPTER 1

Loudoun, Tennessee

Damn, he could feel her watching him.

It wasn’t the itch a man got when he was being hunted; he knew that feeling well. This was different. It was an awareness he’d only felt once in his life, with one other person. And if her ghost were going to haunt him, it would have started long before now.

No, the ghost of that young woman wasn’t tracking every move he made. A ghost hadn’t been tracking him for the past three months, either.

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