He only nodded, deep in thought. “I can help you,” he declared.
I was not expecting that. Honestly, I was growing skeptical. What if he offered to hire me? Yes, I was more than attracted to him, but I was no longer hiring myself out. That chapter of my life was over—the end. “How, exactly?”
Again with the half-smile—Dear Lord—he replied, “Marry me.”
“Excuse me? Look, this is the twenty-first century. A woman doesn’t get married because some asshole threatens her. Come on! That’s just absurd.”
Well, that did it. Now he was furious. He stood up so fast I thought he was going to knock over the sofa and me with it. Then he began to pace while he growled, “I’m fully aware of the century, Aimee. The point is, that ‘asshole’ can wreak havoc on your life like you’ve never seen. You cannot ignore him and hope he’ll go away. You need protection, and I can provide it. It’s really that simple,” he apprised.
Now I was angry. “First off, don’t talk down to me. I’m not a child. I’m obviously aware he can ruin my life. That was why I had agreed to stay with him in the first place. I have plenty of money to hire my own protection. I damned sure don’t need your help, Mr. Strand.”
He grabbed my upper arms. “Yes, Ms. Taylor, you do need me.”
“You know what…Piss off!” I broke free of his grasp and marched over to the elevator to push the call button. The door opened immediately.
I heard Nik bellow, “Aimee. Get your ass back in here, now!”
As the doors slid closed, I flipped him off. Just who did that man think he was? I would figure this out myself. I was sick and tired of these powerful, commanding men telling me what to do with my life. They could all go to hell.
Temptation by Fire
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Entangled Ignite
Number of pages: 201
Word Count: 78,000
Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde
When Ava has a vision of a man’s violent death, experience tells her she can’t stop it from happening. For once, she’s wrong. She saves him, but in doing so enters a world of manipulative demons and the men who hunt them.
Driven by the memory of his murdered family, Karson toils in the violent, thankless fight against demonkind. Masquerading as humans, demons are always a step ahead. But just when he thinks vengeance will be his, Ava shatters his plans and twists his focus.
Her powers have pushed her away from human contact, but this tattooed hunter with a battered heart draws Ava in. Working with the pretty little psychic is a challenge Karson can handle. But keeping his hands off of her is nearly impossible. With demons on their trail and Ava determined to make things right, keeping his heart safe will be just as tough as keeping Ava alive.
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Ava had what she calls a curse, she sees visions of death with skin to skin contact. Because of this she has no one except her best friend Miriam. She is unsocial and feels like an outcast. One day while with Miriam they meet two men Thomas and Karson. She accidentally touches Thomas and has a horrible vision of his death by fire. This get Karson’s attention.
Karson is a demon hunter, his family had been killed by demons 10 years before and he is out for revenge. He is worried that Ava is jumping in to take over his job to kill the demons.
There are sparks between Ava and Karson from their first meeting. They keep their distant not really trusting the other. Which I really enjoyed, you feel the attraction and they skirt around the issue until they get to know each other better. Ii wasn’t sure I liked Ava to much in the beginning she was naive and acted somewhat shy. to some extent she stands up for herself, but over the course of the book she becomes a strong person and starts seeing her visions as a gift and not a curse.
A definite read for any lovers of paranormal/ romance and suspense.
About the Author:
CPA-turned-romance-author Tiffany Allee used to battle spreadsheets in Corporate America, and now concentrates on her characters’ battles to find love. Raised in small-town Colorado, Tiffany currently lives in Phoenix, AZ, by way of Chicago and Denver. She is happily married to a secret romantic who tolerates her crazy mutterings.
She writes about ass-kicking heroines and the strong heroes who love them. Her work includes the suspense-driven From the Files of the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency series which revolves around a group of paranormal cops solving crimes and finding love, and Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid, a lighthearted paranormal romance (Entangled Publishing).
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With a crazy ex-girlfriend who won’t leave him alone, Brandon Montgomery is determined to move on to the brunette hottie who caught his eye at the gym he owns. Things start out slowly with Brandon and Spencer, since neither one can find the courage to speak to one another until they both happen to be in Vegas for a weekend. It’s not true. Things don’t always stay in Vegas, and lucky for Brandon, the girl he wants to be with lives in his town. Now if his crazy ex-girlfriend, Christy, would leave him alone, Brandon could move on to where he needs to be. Brandon and Spencer’s story is already written. You know Spencer’s side of it. Now find out what Brandon was really thinking from the moment Spencer walked into Club 24.
This is a novella of the first book in the series, Where I Need to Be, but from Brandons’ point of view. In it we get to see the things that are going on behind the scenes that Spencer doesn’t know about in the first book until a bit later. Namely that he’s being stalked by a crazy ex that just won’t take no for an answer and will do anything to get back into his life and his bed.
This kind of book can really go either way for me, sometimes they are so close to the original that it becomes a boring read. This book, while slightly repetitive in places did a decent job of really trying to show the events from a new perspective. I enjoyed knowing what was going on in Brandons’ head, as well as the rare find of a guy actually being nervous and slightly afraid to talk to a woman he likes. Most books show the guy as an alpha macho type who could never be nervous or vulnerable in any way, it was a nice change to see something different.
Overall I liked this little novella and I think its cool that the author plans to keep writing these in between the longer books and continue to give us the guys’ point of view. Again, the only drawback for me is that she is still extremely detailed in her narrative, but I hope that relaxes a bit as she writes more books.
I give it 4 out of 5 fangs.
When business mogul Elijah Masterson travels to the Mexican coast for his chain of luxury resorts, he purchases an emerald green glass sculpture for one of the properties. He is soon fascinated by the fiery temptress who created it. The attraction between them is instant and explosive, but Elijah resists, unsure that a woman as strong-willed as Samantha would ever yield in the way he needs her to.
Headstrong glass artist Samantha Collins hides a secret desire to submit to the right man. Samantha sees everything she wants in Elijah but, apart from one steamy night, he seems determined to keep his distance. She has always held back, but refusing to let go now that she’s found the dominant man she’s always wanted, Samantha makes Elijah an offer he can’t refuse: a month of absolute submission.
But after a month of incredible passion, will either of them be able to walk away?
Lauren Hawkeye/ Lauren Jameson never imagined that she’d wind up telling stories for a living… though when she looks back, it’s easy to see that she’s the only one who is surprised. Always “the kid who read all the time”, Lauren made up stories about her favorite characters once she’d finished a book… and once spent an entire year narrating her own life internally. No, really. But where she was just plain odd before publication, now she can at least claim to have an artistic temperament.
Lauren lives in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada with her husband, toddler, pit bull and idiot cat, though they do not live in an igloo, nor do they drive a dogsled. In her nonexistent spare time Lauren can be found knitting (her husband claims that her snobby yarn collection is exorbitant), reading anything she can get her hands on, or sweating her way through spin class. She loves to hear from her readers!