Kaylie Newell

November 2013 Book Reviews

Amber's Fantasy by Pepper Anthony received

4.3 stars at Renee Entress's Blog
"Very hot and sexy read!! Can't wait for Pepper's next book."

4 cocktails from Cocktails and Books
"Ms Anthony is definitely talented at writing great love scenes. The chemistry between Ray and Amber was electric."

4 stars from Guardian's Hangout
"The story is well written with likable characters, which are true to life. I give Ms. Anthony four beautiful stars and look forward to reading her next tale."

4 leaves from Falling in Fall
"…this is a wonderful read and I will without a doubt read more books by this author!"

Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess says:
"From beginning to end this was a well-written story that flowed at a nice pace. The characters are likable with issues dealt with realistically. This was my first time reading Ms. Anthony but won't be my last."

Illustrious Illusions says:
"Amber's Fantasy is the first book I've read by Pepper Anthony but I don't think it will be my last. Ms. Anthony creates a world that is relatable and realistic to the reader. The characters have flaws and quirks that make you feel like you just might meet them on the street one day."

Snarky Mom Reads says: "This is a smexily hot read"

I am a Book Addict…and Proud of it says: "Amber's Fantasy was a scorching hot, quick read with a great HEA!"

Taming the Hunted by Larisa Anderson received

4 hearts from Romance Book Scene

Mary's Men by Stephanie Beck

I am a Book Addict…and Proud of it says: "I really enjoyed this book, please take the time to check it out for yourself."

Craves the Angst says: "I'm all about the spice but this one also had a great story to go along with the sexy."

The Weekend Proposition by Ella Jade received

5 hearts from The Romance Studio
"The Weekend Proposition had an absolutely great plot and from the beginning had me keep turning the pages until I was all the way at the end"

Daring to Wish by Tracey Rogers received

an "A" from Words of Wisdom from the Scarf Princess
"This was a quick read with surprising emotional depth. It was steamy at times yet fun, flirty, and ultimately inspiring. This is the kind of read that is uplifting yet entertaining and has me wanting to read more from this author."

4 stars from Craves the Angst
"This was a sweet, sexy, thrilling little read with a wonderful story and fun characters."

4 cups from Book Freak
"This book – is a total adrenaline rush! I love the thrill and excitement of every activity they do together. It was a short, sweet, steamy read that will make you want to swallow your fear and jump into love."

4 smiley faces from Save Your Money For Books
"I read this entire book in one sitting and after I turned the last page I made a little dreamy sigh and smiled."

Stories About Love says: "This is a fun book and I thoroughly recommend it!"

All Romance Reviews calls it: "…a fun story with lots of adventure and hot sex"

It's Just Love by Kate Richards received

5 books from For the Love of Bookends
"I highly recommend this story from Ms. Richards, she combines magic, love and a bit of steam to give the perfect love story."

5 stars from Reading Bliss
"…I think that everyone should read this book!"

4 stars from Racing to Read
"I liked this story. It is a quick read but has a wonderful plot."

Booklover Sue says: "I really enjoyed this fun, sexy story!"

Taming Johnny by Kaylie Newell

Single Titles says it's: "Another entertaining read from Kaylie Newell."

Project Terminal: Legacy by Olivia Starke

Mammasez.. says it's: "…just an overall enjoyable read"

Project Terminal: Devil's Virus by Olivia Starke

The Romance Studio says:
"This exciting story has all the elements of the paranormal genre. Roaming undead, a virus on the verge of an outbreak, and people scrambling to save lives that puts you in the middle of the chaos. Olivia Starke creates a well written romantic tale that peeks your interest with every page."

September 2013 Book Reviews

The Weekend Proposition by Ella Jade received

5 stars from Guardian's Hangout
"Grab a copy of this book today – you won’t be sorry!"

A 5 from I am a Book Addict…And Proud of it
"Fantabulous book! I absolutely loved this story. It was a fun, fast ( I couldn't put it down), scorching read!"

5 stars from Book Reviews by Lexi
"This book was amazing."

5 bookworms from Romance Bookworm
"…I loved the story and read it in one sitting."

4 stars from Escaping Reality One Book at a Time
"I absolutely loved this story, it brings the right amount of sexiness, lust, fun, and love to life."

4 & 1/2 stars from Ramblings of a Book Lunatic
"This was a great book to pass away the afternoon."

5 hearts from Romance Book Scene

Paws and Print says: "Jade has a supreme talent for crafting her characters."

Words of Wisdom from the Scarf Princess says: "…I found this a heartwarming story that was immensely entertaining and satisfying, and lovers of true romance will find this the perfect read."

Through the Eyes of a Book Goddess says: "I loved it!!"

Illustrious Illusions says: "The Weekend Proposition is a really fun story. It reads quickly and sucks you in from the first pages"

Fandom Fanatic says: "Great story, would definitely recommend it!"

Taming Johnny by Kaylie Newell received

4 cocktails from Cocktails And Books
"I really enjoyed reading [Johnny and Emma’s] story."

It's Just Love by Kate Richards received

4.5 stars from Manic Readers
"It’s Just Love is a cute little love story that I enjoyed, mostly because of the strange way they meet, and how they begin to change their minds about love. It has a nice hero’s and heroine’s journey that you will enjoy a lot."

Grading on Curves by Tara Mills received

5 cocktails from Cocktails And Books
"The romance between Mia and Curt is a great love story. It’s one that I wasn’t expecting, and thoroughly enjoyed. I hope that others will indulge themselves and pick this one up."

Never Say Never by Aimée Duffy received

4 stars from Long And Short Reviews
"…the author succeeded in writing a great emotional story about two broken people who find their way to happiness. I recommend it to all of you who like HEA endings and emotional reads."

Double Reviews for The First Night and Hijacked (books 1 & 2 of The Night Series) by Sidda Lee Tate

Craves the Angst gives:
4 stars to The First Night
"…a smokin’ hot, lusty little read that definitely draws you in and holds you hostage as these two characters find their way to each other."
4 stars to Hijacked
"I think this author has changed my stance on short stories because if they were all like this series, I’d read them all the time!"

Book Freak says:
The First Night: "Theirs was a rollercoaster ride fueled by a pent-up longing and intense desire. It might be short, but these two would have you a little bit crazed – wondering if they’ll ever get around and finally admit that they’re perfect for each other. The First Night – it was short, sizzling, sexy and uber-hot."
Hijacked: "Just like the first book – this was oozing with sexiness, heat and a lot of heart. I love that this was a short read, and you can just finished this in one sitting. You will squirm, blush and feel the heat with every page."

Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess says:
The First Night: "This was an entertaining start to a sexy series of short reads that are a decadent delight and have me looking forward to more."
Hijacked: "…I'm left looking forward to the next installment in this sexy contemporary series."

Romance Bookworm says:
The First Night: "This was a beautiful reconnect story. I found it heartwarming."
Hijacked: "Sometimes you just know that the person you are looking at is the love of a lifetime. I always say that there are ‘forever’ guys out there. When you find one you hold on to him forever. I married mine and Sharon found hers when she least expected it."

Crazy Four Books says: "I thoroughly enjoyed them both and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them."

Romancing the Readers says: "These are both great books, and a wonderful start to a series and I look forward to what the author has next."

Give In To Me by Sidda Lee Tate received

4 stars from Escaping Reality One Book at a Time
"…this book was amazing and you will not be disappointed when you read it!"

4 bookworms From Romance Bookworm
"This book hooked me right from the start and did not let go until the very end."

A 4 from Claire's Book Corner
"…I really enjoyed reading it and loved the characters."

July 2013 Book Reviews

Wanted: Wife by Lacey Wolfe received

a recommended read from Harlie's Books
"It's the perfect 'make you happy that you bought it' book."

5 hearts from The Romance Studio
"…I loved it! It is romantic, sexy and also humorous too! Ms. Wolfe has really given us a wonderful story!"

4 hearts from Romance Book Scene
"Reaching back into one the Harlequin favorite story line of "man needs wife immediately" Lacey Wolfe adds her wonderful writing and twist to the age old story theme."

Taming Johnny by Kaylie Newell received

5 stars from The Guardian's Hangout
"Captivating from the very first page…"

5 stars from Racing to Read
"I loved it…"

4 stars from Illustrious Illusions
"While Taming Johnny is the first book I've had the pleasure of reading by Kaylie Newell, it certainly won't be the last. She is going on the TBR list for anything she puts out. Highly recommended if you like an alpha bad boy who needs to get put in his place a time or two!"

Miles Apart Books says:
[Kaylie Newell's] writing style is amazing and she has a real gift for pulling you into a story and keeping you there."

A Tasty Read Book Reviews says:
"If you love a tortured hero, like I do, you will truly truly enjoy Taming Johnny. Kaylie Newell has yet to disappoint me, and I will continue to sit in anticipation for her next release!"

A Passion for Romance says:
"I can't wait to add more by this fantastic author to my TBR pile. I recommend you run out and get this one right away!"

Crazy Four Books says:
"This book was endearing."

Reading is my Time Out says:
"Taming Johnny is a mix of angst, heartbreak, healing, and love. I felt all of these emotions while reading this novella which makes it great summer poolside read!"

Turning the Pages says:
"I would recommend Taming Johnny to fans of contemporary romances with a police officer as the hero and a great story. The writing was impressive and I'll be on the look out for Kaylie Newell's writing in the future."

5 hearts from Romance Book Scene

Reality Hero by Ashlynn Monroe received

5 stars from Wicked Readings by Tawania
"Reality Hero was a treat to read! Seriously… I had a lot of fun reading this book, and Ashlynn Monroe is brilliant."

4.5 stars from Liezel's Book Blog
"…I absolutely loved it"

4.5 Platinum Rings from Platinum Book Reviews
"Definitely a book that will stay in my collection for years to come. Well done, Ashlynn!"

4 flowers from My Reading Obsession
"This is really an unique take on the whole second chance at love when you throw in super villains and television reality dating shows. The story line is clever, fun, funny, sexy, suspenseful…"

Faerie Tale Books says:
"This story was laugh out loud funny, sweetly romantic, full of Alpha male testosterone, and achingly arousing!"

Surrender To Me by Ella Jade received

5 stars from Tattooed Book Review
"The writing is clean, smooth, beautiful and engaging, I was captivated by the entire story."

5 stars from Just Erotic Romance Reviews
"…a wonderful book"

4 stars from Queen of the Night Reviews
"Well developed characters, good dialogue and a tension filled romance, kept me turning the pages to discover what was going to happen next."

Grading on Curves by Tara Mills received

5 hearts from Romance Book Scene
"Good hero and good romantic chemistry brings this story together. Very sexy and well written love scenes."

Southern Embrace by Tamaria Soana received

4 books from For the Love of Bookends
"[Soana] does a remarkably amazing job with this story. I think everyone should try it if they aren't afraid of real emotions."

Racing to Read says:
"For a quick story full of goodness that will pull at your heart strings give this one a try."

Paws and Print says:
"Soana captures her emotions beautifully. At the end, Southern Embrace is a beautiful tale of a woman triumphing over adversity. She weaves a picture of what it is really like to put past hurts aside and open up your heart once more."

Rose Wynters says:
"The book is very romantic, realistic, and even heartbreaking at parts, not to mention extremely steamy as well!
Tamaria Soana can definitely write romance! I really enjoyed how much action she covered in her book… And how much emotion and plot she could pack within the pages.

The Guardian's Hangout says:
"…you can't go wrong with this one."

Romance Bookworm says:
"The characters, setting, and storyline were depicted very well. The sex scenes were steamy and compatible with the characters. It was an easy and very entertaining read that flowed perfectly."

New Releases 07/15/13


Wanted: Wife by Lacey Wolfe
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Length: Category
Price: $4.99

Help Wanted: A Wife

Darcy White can't believe she's answering a help wanted ad from someone looking to hire a wife, but she's hit rock bottom and is on the verge of being evicted from her apartment. When she learns that the guy she had a crush on in high school is the one looking to hire, she'd be crazy not to live out her fantasy.

Steven McDonald needs a wife, or at least a fiancée, before his grandfather retires or else he won't inherit the family business. He knows not just any woman will do, and in a desperate attempt to find a solution, he places a help wanted ad in the local paper. The day Darcy White answers it, his dreams begin to come true.

As Darcy and Steven pretend they're engaged, they make a promise to keep things platonic. But the more time they spend together, the harder it is to keep their hands off one another. With his grandfather's retirement approaching, and the possible end to their fake engagement, can Steven and Darcy admit their feelings to not only themselves but each other?

Content Warning: contains adult language and sensual love scenes

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Taming Johnny by Kaylie Newell
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella
Price: $3.99

He's got the temperament of a lion, and she's just the one to tame him.

Police records clerk Emma Beaumont has always played it safe, never taking many risks. Quiet, shy, and a little overweight, she's convinced herself that she's comfortable with the way her life is. That is until she lays eyes on incredibly sexy Lieutenant Johnny Street. But she's never met anyone with such a terrible attitude. He's a jerk. Everyone thinks so.

Little by little, Emma is forced to uncover a stronger, spunkier part of herself, one that isn't afraid to stand up to him. As she gets to know him, she starts seeing glimpses of a very different man. A man who has known great heartache, and as it turns out, has good reason for embracing such bitterness. Behind his sharp tongue and harsh demeanor, lies a young man who's desperately afraid of losing what's left of himself.

As Emma's intense desire for Johnny turns to love, she will have to ask herself how far she'll go to chip away at his frosty heart. And at what cost.

Content Warning: contains sensual sex and strong language

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It's Just Love by Kate Richards
Genre(s): contemporary romance with paranormal elements
Length: Novella
Price: $3.99

Matchmakers sometimes need a little help with their own love lives.

Coral Nixie is living her dream. Her cottage is blocks from her beloved beach and a haven for those seeking answers for their relationship problems. And so what if her own love life is non-existent? Helping others and surfing should be enough for anyone, even a virgin, slightly lonely witch.

Gage Middleton is a successful author and relationship counselor. His "factors" can indicate the success of any relationship, and he's about to propose to his own perfect match. Until Ms. Perfect dumps him and he has to go on TV and defend his theories against a ridiculous hippy witch with the most beautiful eyes he's ever seen.

On a dare from the host, the two set out to follow another couple on their first three dates. Gage and Coral have nothing in common—and neither do the man and woman they follow—but they hadn't counted on their own attraction to each other. Can they let go of their stubborn beliefs and accept that there's nothing to prove? It's Just Love.

Content Warning: graphic sex

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Project Terminal: Legacy by Olivia Starke
Genre(s): Erotic Paranormal Romance
Length: Short
Price: $2.99

Zombies and super soldiers? Laura is the one hope for a world gone Hollywood crazy.

In only a matter of hours Laura Swift has been bitten by a zombie, rescued by Mr. Tall, Dark, and Foreboding, and thrown into a world gone Hollywood crazy. She has no choice but to follow Damian into his underworld of manipulated viruses and genetically altered super soldiers. Even as her life hangs in the balance, she can't deny the attraction she feels for the incredibly sexy and thoroughly imposing Infantryman.

Damian Gonsalves believes he has a cure for the virus changing innocent people into bloodthirsty undead. Within Laura is the key to stopping the horrific plague. All he has to do is keep her alive and safe, and stay one step ahead of those pursuing them. Her stubbornness frustrates him to no end, while her body drives him to distraction.

When they discover the secret behind Project Terminal, will they survive long enough to help stop the unleashed horror? Or will they just be two more victims of a virus threatening all of humanity?

Content Warning: graphic sex, strong language, and violence

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July 2013 Blog Tours

Join authors Ashlynn Monroe, Kaylie Newell, Tamaria Soana, Emily Wood, Olivia Starke, and Lacey Wolfe as they go on tour this month.

Ashlynn will be touring July 8th through July 19th.

Kaylie will be touring July 15th through July 26th (with TBT) and July 15th through August 2nd (with SORM).

Tamaria will be touring July 22nd through July 26th.

Emily will be touring July 29th through August 16th.

Olivia will be touring July 15th through August 2nd.

Lacey will be touring July 17th through August 7th.

Click the graphics below for a listing of the dates and places where you can find them.







Love on the Beach Blog Hop (July 1st – 14th)

Two years ago this month Beachwalk Press released our first books. To celebrate, we're hosting a Love on the Beach blog hop. This will run from July 1st through July 14th. Over 20 Beachwalk Press authors are participating and we have some fabulous prizes to give away.

The grand prize is a Kindle Paperwhite!

Additional prizes include:
* A beach tote bag filled with Beachwalk Press print books (winner's choice of 5 print titles)
* Two gift certificates of $25 each (winners' choice of GC from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or All Romance Ebooks)

Also, each author will be giving away an additional prize of their choosing.

That's almost 30 prizes in total!

To be entered into the drawings just click on the authors' names listed below to visit their blog, then leave a comment with your email address included.

Each author will be posting a spotlight on one of their Beachwalk Press books (or a spotlight on a series they have with Beachwalk Press), and they will also be sharing what drew them to publish with us. Warning: You'll be seeing some great books, so expect your 'I want to read it' list to increase :)

Participating authors:
Aimée Duffy
Ashlynn Monroe
Ciara Lake
Ella Jade
Emily Wood
Elise Whyles
E. Jamie
Hazel Gower
Imogene Nix
Jaye Shields
Kaylie Newell
Lacey Wolfe
M.A. Stacie
Olivia Starke
Pepper Anthony
Patricia Bates
Samantha Darling
Stephanie Beck
Sidda Lee Tate
Tara Mills
Tamaria Soana
Theresa Stillwagon
Tracey Rogers
Tabitha Rayne

June 2013 Book Reviews

Surrender To Me by Ella Jade received

5 books from For the Love of Bookends
"I was charmed by Master M, and I think other readers will find him equally charming."

4.5 stars from Illustrious Illusions
"I can honestly say, I couldn't put the book down."

4 stars from My Book Muse
"Surrender To Me is downright sexy"

4 stars from Reading is My Time Out
"Wow!! I loved this book!"

Busy Mom's Book Reviews says: "I very much enjoyed this book"

Fab, Fun, & Tantalizing Reads says: "I really, really enjoyed this."

Grading on Curves by Tara Mills received

a 4 from Toots Book Reviews
"I really liked the story"

a 4 from Reading is My Time Out
"Oh Mr. Walden… if only I could have had a science teacher that was as sexy as you!!! Grading on Curves was a quick, easy read with plenty of story, sex, and laughs!!"

My Book Muse says: "Grading on Curves is a perfect beach read this summer. Not only is it sensual, but it's funny and sweet. If you're looking for a book with heat and heart and a couple that you are rooting for, then you NEED to check this book out."

Rane's Mate by Hazel Gower received

5 hearts from The Romance Studio
"The second book in the Armageddon Mates series is nothing short of incredible!"

The Plan by Imogene Nix received

4 cups from Coffee Time Romance
"It is tricky to balance and develop characters, a new world, romance and a plot into a novella, but Ms. Nix does not scrimp with any of them, making it well-rounded and satisfying to read. It is a quick and easy read, full of excitement. The chemistry between Jonah and Kadie just begs to be addressed. It makes for intense, hot interactions and proves that love will find a way."

Isle of Sensuality by Aimée Duffy received

5 stars from Reading is my Time Out
"[Duffy] has a writing style that hooks you into the story, makes you feel like you are actually there, and has a way of making you love all of her characters!"

4.5 stars from Queen of the Night Reviews
"I enjoyed it and can't wait to read Ms. Duffy's next book."

4 hearts from Harlequin Junkie
"If you like a hot, sweet and fun read that will keep you entertained and make you cry and laugh as well, then you will like Isle of Sensuality by Aimee Duffy."

Accidental Love by Lacey Wolfe received

4 siren stones from Siren Book Reviews
"This was a fun, happy, quick read!"

Curse of a Dragon's Claim by Ciara Lake

Joyfully Reviewed says: "Curse of a Dragon's Claim has layers upon layers of intrigue, passion, danger and mystic happenings that keep it a page-turner."

Falling in Danger by Kaylie Newell

Miles Apart Books says: "This story is simply amazing"

April 2013: Featured Sales

In recognition of Animal Cruelty Awareness Month, Beachwalk Press is holding a sale on Falling in Danger by Kaylie Newell, a book that includes a very special character—Bruta, a fighting pit bull who is rescued and proves to be a hero in his own right. During the month of April you can purchase the ebook edition of Falling in Danger for 60% off and the print edition for 25% off with free shipping.


Falling in Danger by Kaylie Newell
Genre(s): Romantic Suspense/Contemporary
Ebook Format: $4.99 $1.99
Print Format: $12.00 $9.00 + free shipping

A journalist stumbles onto the story of a lifetime. And finds herself falling in danger…

When young, naïve reporter Jessica Brady is kidnapped and held for ransom by the head of an illegal dog fighting organization, undercover police officer Ian Cole realizes he's got his hands full. He's on the verge of busting the ring when he's assigned to babysit her, which isn't an easy feat. She's neurotic, feisty, and also happens to be scared to death of dogs. Now he has to figure out a way to get them both out alive.

Jessica has no idea the thug she's becoming attracted to is actually a cop, but it's clear he's not like the rest of the men in the organization. Particularly Albert Mancini, the disturbed only son of the ring boss, who has an appetite for alcohol and women. Especially Jessica.

When Ian's cover is blown, he's forced to bust the ring early. Weeks later, Jessica can't stop thinking about the experience that has changed her forever. She wonders about the tall, sexy detective who saved her life. And the mobster's prize-winning pit bull, Bruta.

An idea for a story is born. What if these dogs were given a second chance at life?

As Jessica digs deeper into their troubled world, she ends up falling for the police officer who rescued them. And discovers layers of her heart she never knew existed.

But when Albert escapes from jail, her happiness turns to terror. He hasn't forgotten about the detective who put him behind bars. Or the beautiful young woman whose every move has become his obsession.

Content Warning: Contains sensual sex and explicit language

NOTE: 40% of the publisher's proceeds from the sale of this book are donated to The Pixie Project, a non-profit organization that provides adoption services for animals.

Click HERE to purchase the ebook and HERE to purchase the print book.

Steamy Excerpt – Falling In Danger by Kaylie Newell


A journalist stumbles onto the story of a lifetime. And finds herself falling in danger…

When young, naïve reporter Jessica Brady is kidnapped and held for ransom by the head of an illegal dog fighting organization, undercover police officer Ian Cole realizes he's got his hands full. He's on the verge of busting the ring when he's assigned to babysit her, which isn't an easy feat. She's neurotic, feisty, and also happens to be scared to death of dogs. Now he has to figure out a way to get them both out alive.

Jessica has no idea the thug she's becoming attracted to is actually a cop, but it's clear he's not like the rest of the men in the organization. Particularly Albert Mancini, the disturbed only son of the ring boss, who has an appetite for alcohol and women. Especially Jessica.

When Ian's cover is blown, he's forced to bust the ring early. Weeks later, Jessica can't stop thinking about the experience that has changed her forever. She wonders about the tall, sexy detective who saved her life. And the mobster's prize-winning pit bull, Bruta.

An idea for a story is born. What if these dogs were given a second chance at life?

As Jessica digs deeper into their troubled world, she ends up falling for the police officer who rescued them. And discovers layers of her heart she never knew existed.

But when Albert escapes from jail, her happiness turns to terror. He hasn't forgotten about the detective who put him behind bars. Or the beautiful young woman whose every move has become his obsession.

Content Warning: Contains sensual sex and explicit language

 

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"You don't know me," Jessica said. "You know nothing about me, except what you saw for a few days when you were pretending to be someone else."

"I know enough." His voice softened and so did his expression. He reached out and she ducked away.

"Don't touch me."

Ian reached for her again, this time catching her by the arm. She tried yanking free, but he held on. He was strong and big and warm. Pulling her close, his eyes moved over her.

"Let me go."

"I may have been pretending to be someone else, but it wasn't all an act, Jessica."

She squirmed, her breasts pressed against the unyielding muscles of his chest. "Oh, yeah? Like what?" Her pulse hummed in her ears. One of his arms snaked around her waist, and she instinctively arched her back.

"We almost kissed. Remember that?"

"Barely." She'd always been a terrible liar.

"And I saw you naked. What about that?"

Her body was beginning to react on its own. She let him pull her closer. And didn't turn away when he lowered his mouth to her ear. The lingering effects of the margaritas warmed her blood, even as he warmed her body.

"I remember," he said, his voice husky against her earlobe. "I remember every detail."

Her belly tightened. Her heart rammed itself against her chest bone as if looking for a way through. He moved his lips across her cheek, the stubble from his chin leaving her skin tingling.

She closed her eyes and opened her mouth, a tiny sound escaping her throat. The wind caught her hair and whipped it across her face. He brushed it away and tilted her head back.

"Look at me," he said.

She opened her eyes, every ounce of anger gone, leaving only lust to fill the void. She wanted him. Probably more than she'd ever wanted any man in her life. And she didn't care if he saw it all over her face.

"Say my name," he said. "I want to hear you say it."

Her eyes dropped to his parted lips, the top slightly thinner than the bottom. Strawberry blond stubble darkened their edges. She'd wanted his kiss for so long she could almost taste it.

He remained just a few inches away, his eyes roaming her face, her neck, her hair, as if committing them to memory
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"Ian," she said. Oh God.

With that, he slid a hand under her tank top, trailing it slowly up her bare spine. At the same time, he bent to kiss her, softly, until she whimpered for more. Closing her eyes, she breathed him in. She caught the faint scent of cologne mingled with the sea air. As she touched her tongue tentatively to his lips, she tasted a hint of the dark, amber beer he'd had with dinner. He caught his breath and opened his mouth wider, luring her tongue in with his own.

She could scarcely believe she was kissing him, here, on the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean. It was like a movie, the moon hanging like a spotlight in the star-speckled sky, the parking lot suddenly the most erotic set on the face of the earth.

His arms were strong and steady around her back, the hand which was up her shirt, warm and rough against her skin. She reached up and ran her fingers through his hair, something she'd wanted to do since she'd sat across from him in his office, all cockiness and sex appeal. The soft blond fuzz tickled her fingertips.

Groaning, he pulled her closer, moving his hips against hers until a slow throbbing built between her legs. She reached down and touched him where he strained beneath his clean, starched khakis.

"Jesus."

She smiled against his mouth and caught his bottom lip in her teeth.

Making a raw, visceral sound, he pulled away long enough to look down at her. His eyes were the exact color of the water behind them. Deep and blue, and full of the unknown.

"I can't stand the thought of anyone hurting you," he said. The wrinkle between his brows was back, and he looked so incredibly handsome that her breath hitched in her throat.

She swallowed, trying to choose her words carefully, wanting him to understand and knowing how much rode on this moment. "I'm just…tired of being afraid. It's more than wanting to prove that I'm not like my dad. I need this. For me."

He searched her face and after a long minute, nodded solemnly. Still holding her around the waist, he reached up and brushed her cheekbone with his thumb.

Below, insistent waves crashed against the dark, rocky shore and the breeze kicked up a notch, as if wanting to fill the silence.

"Just promise me one thing," he said.

"Name it."

"Promise me you won't do anything careless."

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Steamy Excerpt – Teaching Officer Lonesome by Kaylie Newell


A sexy cop with a broken heart is about to be taught a lesson.

Hope Marlow is a twenty-two-year-old seasoned vet when it comes to steamy one-night stands. Hope has had a hard life. From the wrong side of the tracks and abandoned by her mother, she finds herself trying to raise her little sister on a salary that barely pays the bills each month. She's tough, jaded, but when she's pulled over one sweltering summer afternoon for not using her turn signal, she meets her match in a sexually inexperienced cop twice her age.

The day Jack Malone stopped Hope is one he can't forget. It's more than the way she looked in the miniskirt and hot pink tank top, it's her confidence that keeps coming back to haunt him. But Jack is still reeling from his wife's death a year ago, and Hope represents things he thinks he can't have with a woman—passion and a new beginning. Plus, there's the fact that she's practically half his age.

Hope sees things differently. The age difference doesn't bother her, but while Jack craves an emotional connection, Hope has no interest in that. She's an expert at pushing her emotions aside, and she knows that if Jack would let her, she could teach him how fulfilling lust alone can be. With that in mind, she sets out to seduce the sexy cop.

It's only during their first night of passion that they both discover how much they've been missing.

Content Warning: contains sensual sex and some explicit language

 

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Hope smiled, ignoring the butterflies that were bumping around in her lower belly. She knew how to seduce a man, but he was different. She wanted him, really wanted him, and didn't want to screw it up. She also hadn't wanted to give him a chance to pull the friendship crap again. And getting completely naked seemed like the safest course of action against that particular scenario.

She licked her lips, never taking her eyes off his. "What's the matter? Don't like what you see?"

He took a step back, visibly shocked. His dark brown eyes fell to her hips and the area between her legs, before coming up to her breasts. She warmed all over. It was as if he were touching her there instead of just looking.

Finally, he shook his head and locked eyes with hers. "What the hell do you think you're doing?"

"I'm trying to get in your pants," she said matter-of-factly.

"I can see that. I thought I made myself clear the other night."

"Yes, I know. You said you want to be friends. But that's a load of shit. You know it and I know it."

He colored. "I know that a little girl like you is going to get yourself into a lot of trouble one of these days. This kind of thing…" He motioned toward her general nakedness. "…is going to get you hurt. Do you come on to a lot of men like this?"

"No." She shook her head. "Just you." She was being honest. This was a rash new tact.

Taking another step back, he had to hop a little to avoid the scattered flowers. "Is this why you invited me over? It's not your birthday?"

"It is my birthday. I did fib a little though. I'm not having a party." She stuck her bottom lip out in her best sultry pout. She was pulling out the big guns now and he still hadn't laid so much as a finger on her. The sliver of doubt from the other night needled its way into her subconscious. You're white trash, Hope. He doesn't want you.

He was running out of room. Backing up to the north wall of the trailer, he began inching his way around the couch. "Why me?" He looked down at her body again, even though she could tell he was trying not to. "You could have any guy you wanted."

She took a step toward him, running a slow hand over one hip. She didn't care if he meant one word of what he just said. It was the nicest thing she'd ever heard.

"I want you."

"Why?" he asked. She reached out and he caught her wrists. "Why, Hope?"

She was closer now, but he held her at arm's length. She searched his face, liking the soft, expressive crinkles that radiated from the corners of his eyes. Liking the way his jaw was darkened by the promise of stubble. Liking his clean, fresh scent. But most of all, liking the way his skin felt against hers.

"Because. You're lonely."

He watched her, his expression unreadable. Despite his grip around her wrists, she moved forward, so close she could feel the heat of his chest against hers.

"And so am I," she said.

Tilting her head back, she arched her back, pressing against him at last. He was hard, like she knew he would be. His t-shirt slid against her bare breasts, her nipples tightening at the feel. His posture was rigid, aloof, and her throat began to ache along with the rest of her body. If he rejected her again, she didn't know if she'd be able to take it.

"Please." She tilted her head even further, her long curls tickling the skin on her lower back. She imagined him wrapping his hands in them and telling her more of the things she was surprised she wanted to hear. He was a nice man. A strong, sexy, capable man. And he was good. To the core. But was she good enough for him? It looked like the jury was still out on that one.

His hold on her wrists gradually loosened, until he let go, his hands dropping to his sides. She recognized the look in his eyes—hunger, longing, pain. And for a second, Hope felt something so powerful it scared her, before she ended up pushing it down again to go blessedly numb. The way she preferred it. The only way she really knew how to be.

"I can't," he said.

But he didn't push her away. And that was enough.

Very slowly, she reached up and snaked her arms around his neck, pressing herself into him, feeling the firm ridges of his body through his clothes. "I know," she said, standing on her tiptoes to lay a kiss on his neck. "So I'm going to."

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