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I NEED YOU FOREVER by Cynthia P. O’Neill
Need Series #5
Genre: Erotic Romance
– SYNOPSIS –
Jackson Lombardi refused to grieve for the loss of his wife, Gabi, living the past two years for his daughter and work. Everyone pushed for him to move on, but his heart was fighting a battle between holding on to the past and letting go.
Robin Patrick was a dynamo for the Marketing Department. She came in when all hell broke loose over Gabi’s death, doing everything to ease Jackson’s stress levels and keep her mind off her own problems too. Everyone thought she had it all together, not realizing she was living a lie – covering who she was for the past three years. She’s hiding from a monster who wanted to own her and her father’s company that wants to stop the investigation into his death.
She’d pulled everything off until the one person who’d been her rock had been lost to her forever. A chance encounter with her boss, in the most unlikely of places, was the beginning of her salvation and the road to a temptation she wasn’t sure she’d survive.
Jackson was a force to be reckoned with, an alpha extreme, perfect for her submissive nature. At least she could forget about her past, for a while, and enjoy the pleasures of today – knowing that an eternity would never be possible with someone who couldn’t love her as long as he held onto the memories of his wife or could it?
What he Needs is the promise of forever, but can he finally let go of the past and open his heart to the idea of new love?
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– NEED SERIES –
– EXCERPT –
“What the hell are you doing? I don’t need a paper trail, nor do I need to disappear from radar anytime soon.” Her facial expression was pleading for me to back off, but I couldn’t. Everything that I saw told me to rescue her at whatever costs.
I grabbed her by the arms. “Look at me, Robin.” She kept averting her eyes. “Damn it! I said Look. At. Me.”
Her body stopped shaking, and her eyes focused intently on mine. “Something’s going on here, and I don’t like what I’m seeing. You make enough money that you shouldn’t have to be living like this. I can’t in good conscience walk out of here tonight knowing that you’ve had your place broken into. I need you to go through it and let me know if anything’s been taken. I also need you to pile all the things you want to take with you on the bed, since Prescott’s security team will be here in fifteen minutes or less.”
She opened her mouth to speak, but I wouldn’t let her. Instead I silenced her lips with mine, kissing her with the intent on making her mindless for a moment so I could take a look at the piece of paper she’d stuffed into her pocket.
Her lips tasted slightly of salt, from her earlier crying, and of coffee. I had only meant for the kiss to be a distraction, but I was swamped with sensations that I hadn’t experienced in a long time. I found my hands reaching down to cup her ass and pull her closer to me. The effect must have been mutual because I found her arms around my neck and her legs wrapping around my waist as if I was a life preserver keeping her afloat in an ocean of craziness.
The moment Robin tried to undo my belt, I snapped back to the present and pushed her against the wall for added leverage. I used one hand to hold both of her wrists. Trying to seek passage into her mouth, I continued to kiss and nip at her outer lips. I managed to slip my fingers into her pocket and sneak out the paper without her even knowing.
Her kiss was lighting up my entire body from within. I found myself hard, wanting, needing some form of relief. I hadn’t been this hard since…
The mood was quickly shattered, when the phone rang. I recognized the ring-tone and knew I had to answer my mother’s call. Leave it to my mother to cock block me.
Groaning in frustration, I pulled back from the kiss. I leaned my forehead against hers. “I’m sorry. I need to return my mother’s call. She’s probably wondering why I haven’t picked up Nicola yet.”
Her breathing was labored and her eyes half-hooded, looking like I felt – needy. “That’s okay.” I could hear the disappointment in her voice. “I shouldn’t have let you come up and I…”
I put my finger on her lips to silence her. “You’ve hidden a lot of things from me, from everyone, and it stops tonight. I know something is going on in your life. It’s obvious by the looks of things that you need help. You should know by now that being part of Prescott International is like being a member of the family; if one person is in need, we all pitch in and help out.”
She tried to unwrap herself from my waist, but I held her firmly against the wall and pressed my hard length into her belly so she could feel how much she affected me. “Oh,” was her only remark.
“I know you’re going to try and argue with me. I can see the spirit you have at work popping up right now, but I’m taking charge here. I’m sorry if I come on a bit strong, but I don’t like what I’m seeing tonight. I want to ensure you’re safe.
– ABOUT THE AUTHOR –
Cynthia P. O’Neill grew up in small town in South Florida and moved to Central Florida to attend college. There, she married her friend, love, and soul mate and still resides with their amazing son, and a feisty, four-legged little boy.
In her books, Cynthia draws on her background in healthcare and business, along with her husband’s engineering knowledge.
She currently writes on all levels of Romance. The Remembrance Series encompasses New Adult with a touch of Paranormal activity and a hint of Historical romance. A Learning Series is for those who like a little more steam with their books, falling into the categories of Contemporary – Erotica, with a hint of suspense.
Her latest series, Need, will have several books, each focusing on one couple per book. The main couple will then become supporting characters, while some of the background characters step forward to find their own happily ever after. It will be will be a Contemporary – Erotic romance with a high level of suspense added.
She tries to make her writing very personal and close to her heart. Regular life is the inspiration for her books, but her imagination takes them to new heights, opening up possibilities that would normally not exist.
To learn more about the author, please visit Cynthia’s website at: www.cynthiaponeill.com
About the Book
Author: D.M. Cain
“The new book in DM Cain’s epic Light and Shadow fantasy series certainly plunges us in at the deep end. The heart of this book—its true essence—is prejudice and love, persistence, and stubbornness.” Stewart Bint, author of In Shadows Waiting and Timeshaft. A brutal war has raged for centuries. The Brotherhood of Shadow and The Children of Light each yearn to rule the planet and will stop at nothing to defeat the other. Now, from the deepest bowels of Hell, the Brotherhood has summoned demons to fight for them. The demons could end the war once and for all, if only the Brotherhood can keep them under control. Prophecy, destiny, honour, and glory: Chaos, a soldier in The Children of Light, fights in the name of all these things and could achieve them if he wasn’t so arrogant. He believes he is the best warrior in the land, until a fateful coincidence puts him at the mercy of the demon, Anathema. The two warriors, demon and human, strike up an intense rivalry, but their obsession to destroy one another only leads them closer together. When the forces of Heaven and Hell collide, where will their loyalties lie?
D.M. Cain is a dystopian and fantasy author working for US publisher Booktrope. She has released three novels: The Phoenix Project – a psychological thriller set in a dystopian future, Soren – a middle-grade fantasy, and A Chronicle of Chaos – the first in a dark fantasy series. She is currently working on the next novel in the series, ‘The Shield of Soren’, and a novella to accompany it.
D.M. Cain is also a member of the International Thriller Writers and is one of the creators and administrators of the online author group #Awethors. Her short story ‘The End’ was published in Awethology Dark – an anthology by the #Awethors.
Cain lives in Leicestershire, UK, with her husband and young son, and spends her time reading, writing and reviewing books, playing RPGs and listening to symphonic metal.
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The Frog That Lost His Croak
by Anne Toole
“A little frog that loved to croak night and day,
The book is written for children – ages 4-years-old to 7-years-old. As a former school teacher, Anne Toole spent thirty years using nursery thymes and poems in her classroom of first-graders to capture their imagination and provide valuable lessons all at the same time.
In this story, when the little frog lost his croak, he discovered that he made the other frogs mad by bragging so much about his croak, and so he had a difficult time making friends. He also learned that he missed a lot of what was happening in the pond and what the other frogs had to say. When he regains his voice, he is much happier listening more than he croaks.
This delightfully written and illustrated book is an excellent gift for children – or for parents who want to teach valuable lessons. Five Kid Hearts.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I was fortunate enough to have been sent the paperback copy by Anne.
This little frog had a major personality complex that put him in a position to be shunned by his friends. What I loved about this book is that you have this fun little frog that every kid can relate to but you also have a very good lesson hidden in the background. The illustrations were cute and my kids just really love the story. I have a six and an eight-year-old who love love love to read and this story was given a permanent place on their bookshelf.
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new humanoid species. A new war.
The two species separate, but in the removal,
some of the best are left behind among the worst. Captured and held as slaves,
they are treated cruelly for entertainment. Torture. Pain.
cruelty, kept alive only by way of syringes which, while healing, cause a greater
agony. She discovers a secret held by their leader, and decides to help her own
kind by escaping–even if it means a final death, preferable to the life she has
joins her own kind at the other end of the planet. Among her new friends she
meets many who help her adjust to their happier life. Will Annabel find
romance? Or will another war break her down?
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She grabs the bottle and drinks rapidly. I
don’t think I’ve ever seen her drink so quickly.
“Don’t eat the bottle!” I joke, hoping to put
a smile on her face. She thanks me with a small smile. Suddenly the door opens,
and our moment of joyful peace is broken. Lucas walks in. He comes over and
grabs my hand.
“You will pay for that, damn girl!” He
threatens as he hauls me off my bed.
“What did I do?” I shout at him, confused,
and draw back.
“You—trying to be so nice…helping your poor
beat up friend who is not supposed to have water!” He’s yelling, taking the
blanket and dragging me to the door.
“Leave her alone!” Kate screams at him, jumps
up to stop him. The Varkin turns around and hits her so hard she falls to the
floor. Holding my hand tightly, he walks me to the elevator. As we walk in, he
presses the SS button. I barely get right in before the elevator door closes,
almost pinching my leg. He pushes me against the opposite wall.
“Where are you taking me?” I demand, but I’m
panicking—I’m in trouble.
“Relax,” Lucas puts his cold arms around my
waist. “You might still have a chance to change things…”
He pulls me close to him. I feel his ice cold
lips on my neck. I close my eyes, disgusted as never before. He pushes me to
the wall with his body and rips my shirt from my back.
He’s going to beat me. I’m not going to make
I shove him away. He picks me up, throws me
against the wall. He slaps my face, his nails scratch my cheek.
“Stupid, damn Anlight! You will get it good
this time! I promise!”
His tone brings chills, all the way down to
When the elevator stops on the SS floor, he
drags me down the hallway, the blanket in his hand. My ripped shirt is left
lying in the elevator. All I have on is a dirty old black brassiere that’s seen
better days. He looks back, and catches a glimpse of my stomach. A couple of
days ago I’d been given a deep scratch, and he’s just noticed the scratch has
“What happened to your scratch? It could not
possibly heal so fast!”
Lucas takes me to the room where Victorius
beats me if I don’t do what they tell me. We walk in and there are about twelve
other Varkins in groups. Red lights and smoke make the place into a horror
“She needs punishment like never before!” he
screams, tossing me like a grubby rag to the middle of the room. All the
Varkins turn and look. Glowing eyes look at me—without a shirt—as I try to
break my landing.
“What did she do, my dear friend?” Victorius
asks. He’s calm, still sitting in his chair.
“Her room-mate was not allowed to drink,” the
Varkin replies. “But this one hid water and gave it to her friend. She stole
this blanket, knowing she is not allowed to have one.”
Victorius’ face is serious as he listens
closely. I get up, stand right in front of him. He stands, walks down to me,
around me. I feel my pulse beating with each step he takes. My body tenses—I expect
him to hit me any moment. I’ve been hoping I’d get used to this torture
eventually, but every new punishment brings new terror and fear.
“Well, well…” Victorius stops in front of
me. “Seems like I see your pretty face here more than other Anlights. We do not
have many left…but I do remember you well…” He smiles. “Let me first inform
you, this Varkin here is my ‘right hand’. The one I trust the most. And now he
is telling me terrible things about you. Hmm…” he looks in my eyes,
“…should I believe his tales?”
I know if I tell him the truth, no one will
believe me for a minute. And it would make my situation even worse. I don’t
think he’ll even let me open my mouth.
“Believe what you like.” I keep looking
downwards, and the other Varkins whisper around us. They didn’t expect my
careless answer. They’re probably trying to figure out why I won’t try
protecting myself by finding excuses.
“Lucas!” he shouts and his right hand comes
“Yes, my majesty.”
“What do you think we need to…do…with
her, considering everything she has done?”
“Victorius, there is something interesting
you might want to know about her…” Lucas said.
Lucas comes up to me and points at my
stomach. I don’t know how to deal with this. I’m shaking as I try to cover the
healed scratch with my hands.
“Two days ago she had a long cut on her
stomach. It was bleeding. Now it is not there anymore. It is healed. There is
something going on with her.” Lucas pulls my hands away.
“It’s not true,” I burst out. “The cut was
not too deep, and it was more than two days—” Victorius slaps me before I can
“I have noticed things like that as well, but
I thought it was just my mind playing tricks with me,” Victorius talks slowly,
calmly, as he turns my face back toward him with his cold hand. “Now here is
evidence.” He’s smiling, which isn’t necessarily a good sign.
“We need to take her blood, do tests on her,”
“My friend,” Victorius looks at him, “tests
have killed almost all my Anlights. I cannot afford to lose any more of them.
But we will surely take her blood and see why she is different.” Victorius
comes to my side and puts his arm around my shoulders.
“But there is one test I can do right now…”
Originally from the Ukraine, I am
still considered a new face to America. Speaking three languages including
English, that became just as natural to me as my native Russian.
of Ukraine doing the same things that other kids my age did. Dreaming, hoping
and wishing. Growing up, I spoke absolutely no English and never even saw
myself somewhere abroad. Nevertheless writing a novel in another language!
brought mostly negative experience in my life. But it shaped me throughout the
years. My college life was much better. I was known to study well and to go out
partying as much as it was possible.
began to work in the marriage agency and met my future husband. We dated and
traveled to most of the Europe along with Egypt.
visa, we both moved to the states, where soon after, got married. In the first
few years I did some modeling and acting. Photo-shoots, run-way and photo in
the magazine fulfilled my childhood’s dream.
mother of a wonderful and most handsome little boy. Along with learning and
experiencing motherhood, I began to make hand-made jewelry and organic soaps.
This hobby turned into my small business and became bigger than I thought it
author lives inside me. Never did I think that I would write an English book
and that I would love doing it. But I did! And I loved it!
Title: Delicate Love
Author: Josephine Brierley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 5 February
Life has dealt some heavy blows to Mackenzie Tillar. Bullied as a child, and no one to turn to, the one person, who was meant to protect her, to raise her, and surround her with unconditional love, had let her down. Kenzie learnt to deal with life in her own promiscuous way. Until that one fateful night when she met Sam, now she was contemplating breaking the very rules she had instigated.
For Samuel Edwards, being orphaned at a very young age meant that he found his own way in life. He lives it as he pleases, no room for relationships, no belief in love. It was never a part of his life. He’d never craved it, and never missed it. Until one night when he meets his match with Kenzie, she has the same rules, same fears.
They are both void of love, both not even searching for anything else. Fate brings them together, and thirty-six questions ignite a spark in them both. Could thirty-six questions lead to love? It was an experiment worth exploring.
Now they are playing a game, a game that suggests more, but is it more than they have bargained for?
** This book is Part 1 in a series, but is a stand-alone. There is no cliffhanger.
**This book contains some sexual content and disturbing situations. Over 18 years
Josephine (Jo) is that person that watches the world turn, studying the characters that exist in life each day, finding different personalities, traits and attributes that can be worked into the stories that flow into her head.
She loves the escapism of writing, finding the time to create new characters whenever she can. With the support and encouragement of her husband, Jo has completed her second novel.
Delicate Love is an adult contemporary romance, with just a touch of anguish. Its real life, mixed with angst and romance. The story revolves around 36 questions that were originally written as an experiment by Arthur Aron, 41 years ago. His aim at the time was to have a couple fall in love within his laboratory, to prove that intimacy could be encouraged. The laboratory part sounds romantic doesn’t it?
Chasing Butterflies was Jo’s debut novel, and is a story she decided she wanted to tell after her own experience with breast cancer. In July 2012, Jo decided that a Bilateral Mastectomy was the best option for her after being diagnosed. Thankfully she was given the all clear after her surgery. It is a story based loosely on her own breast cancer journey, a story of a young woman who faces decisions that no one should have to and finds love along the way.
Jo lives on the Gold Coast, Australia, with her husband Rob, and pet dog Paris. Together they love entertaining, good times with friends and enjoying life.
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Revealing Her SEAL by Kat Cantrell
ASSIGNMENT: Caribbean Nights, #4
Publication Date: April 26, 2016
The war in Iraq stole Evan Silva’s voice. His teammates accept him as is—a SEAL with more shrapnel wounds in his soul than on his body, who’s perfectly happy to let the other guys do all the talking necessary to run the adventure-excursion company the six of them co-own.
Rachel Blume is a different story. The sexy lawyer refuses to be put off by Evan’s strong, silent routine, and soon, she’s introducing a whole new level of non-verbal communication that Evan can’t resist. Slowly, she strips away his barriers, only to reveal secrets that Evan never intended to share…especially not with a woman he’s afraid he’s falling for…
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kat read her first Harlequin novel in third grade and has been scribbling in notebooks since she learned to spell. What else would she write but romance? When she’s not writing about characters on the journey to happily ever after, she can be found at a soccer game, watching Friends or dancing with her kids to Duran Duran and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Kat, her husband and their two boys live in North Texas.
Visit Kat online at http://katcantrell.com/
She has little choice—she swore she’d never trust a man again, but she needs his help.
Opal O’Neal doesn’t trust any man. After her brother’s death and her husband’s departure, she’s been raising her nephew alone, standing on her own two feet as years of drought leave the Double O on the verge of foreclosure. She’s struggling to stay a step ahead of utter ruin, and an investigation by a Home Loan Bank Board auditor is the last thing she needs.
Samuel Hollister is diligent about going over all of Opal’s paperwork, but he’d rather go over all of Opal. She’s a feisty woman who’s been keeping body and soul together through sheer force of will during the Depression and the Dust Bowl, earning Sam’s respect and fostering his desire to help however he can.
The fight for Opal’s rights against foreclosure can’t compare to the burdens of Mother Nature, however. When the biggest storm the region’s ever seen descends on the Double O and puts her nephew in danger, Opal has no choice but to place her trust in Sam—something she swore she’d never do.
Delve into the emotions, dive into the erotic.
An extensive traveler who loves to incorporate various legends from around the world into her tales, Lola White likes to twist reality at its edges in her stories. She likes delving into the emotions of her characters, finding their strengths and weaknesses, and seeing (and showing) how they get themselves out of whatever trouble has found them—if they can.
There is only one problem: the pages containing the clues leading to the treasure is missing. When the first page is found, Cyrus threatens to kill more descendants of the Knights Templar if it is not given to him by Friday the thirteenth. In the midst of threats and discovery, the demon-hunting angels find they are not alone when supernatural beings begin to reveal themselves. Can they put their differences aside and work together to solve the Knights Templars’ cipher? As they astral travel to the past, they witness a lot more than they have bargained for. And some things are better left unseen.