**Faith’s Temptation**


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Title: Faith’s Temptation

Series: Dueling Dragons MC Book One

Author: Angie Sakai

Publisher: Booktrope

Release Date: Jan 4, 2016

Cover Designer: Rachel Mizer



Faith Landon has always lived a simple life as the coal miner’s daughter. Growing up with two brothers she was always taught to never back down and never give in to anything. Then one day something happens that changes her life forever. Now faced with the choice of fight or flight, she leaves home and doesn’t look back.

Ryder Porter was born and bred to take over the DDMC, but one choice of a patched member fifteen years ago sends Ryder and the whole MC into turmoil. Now left to clean up the mess, Ryder finds himself alone and wanting more in his miserable life than the ‘Lollie’s’ and whores. He sets his eyes on Faith. Ryder loves a chase, and Faith is not his usual easy conquest.

Faith’s never been one for giving in, but will Ryder be able to persuade Faith to give in to this temptation?





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Angie, a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, can usually be found snuggled up on her couch with her husband and furbabies watching Netflix or screaming herself hoarse at a rock concert. She is an avid reader and her favorite genre at the moment is Erotica. She has been writing for years as a way to cope with life and finally realized her dream of publishing her novels. She loves a great story with tough as nails characters who have a heart. The grittier, the better.


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**A Faerie Tale – The Enchanted from Genevra Thorne**


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Title: A fAeRiE TaLe – ThE EnChAnTeD

Series: A Faerie Tale Series Book One

Author: Genevra Thorne

Genre: A Faerie Tale Romance/Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Booktrope Editions

Release Date: Jan 24, 2016


Prince Gabriel of Rhyddon is the reluctant heir to the faerie kingdom of Eilithia. It’s said that there is nothing more beautiful than Eilithia and the Tylwyth Teg faeries that live there. Gabriel would disagree. Since being enchanted by the seductive temptress Aneira, a powerful witch who spoke his name four years ago, he has not seen the beauty in anything. Imprisoned by indifference and oblivious to any power but Aneira’s corrupting passion, Prince Gabriel’s mind may no longer be his own, but he will never give her his heart. That was taken from him long ago, and only glimmers of that joyous pledge keep him sane.

Somewhere across the earthly realm of Wales, Taryn of Hamilhawk dreams of a magical forest with music in its trees and a man who holds her heart in his hands. But she’s afraid of magic and, looking out her lonely tower window prays each night to forget him. She has no idea that soon she will be his wife and that she will somehow save both him and herself from a force that threatens their future. She would never imagine that her path to passionate love will be filled with faeries, a talking tree, and a shape-changing king… and best it not be revealed until Taryn is free to bring her own magnificence and resilience to bear.

All she knows is that he calls out to her in her dreams. “Save me, Taryn.”

And her heart, no matter how she tries to deny it, must answer.


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Genevra Thorne

Genevra Thorne lives in beautiful New York City with lots of little dogs. When she’s not writing, she enjoys picnics, hiking through the woods, and journaling.

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Annie Ryan was born and raised in the quaint town of Heavenly Corners. She owns the local bookstore and is an upstanding and civic-minded resident. A widow with a daughter away at college for the first time gives Annie time to relax and enjoy life on the lake she dearly loves. That is until her life is turned upside down by a death, a Yorkshire Terrier, an attempted murder, a handsome man who returns to Heavenly Corners after twenty some years, an eccentric aunt, a hard-boiled detective, and a young officer sweet on her daughter. Will Annie and her BFF and partner-in-crime-solving, Georgie, be able to keep Annie from prison or worse? This is the first in the Annie Ryan Cozy Mystery series.


I was busy dusting off bookshelves around ten when I heard the door chimes jingle. I expected more people to come to the store, chat, and discuss last night’s tragedy, but it was early. Maybe they were at the diner discussing Inga over coffee.
I walked up front in time to see Douglas Kelleher place a large paper bag on the counter next to a dog carrier.
“What’s all this?” I asked.
“Good morning, Annie,” Douglas said. “When Aunt Inga’s housekeeper arrived this morning we told her what happened last night. She told Mags and me that Aunt Inga left a letter in her desk drawer for us in case this ever happened suddenly. The housekeeper said it contained funeral plans.”
I studied his face for some explanation and said, “Many people do that. What does it have to do with the dog carrier and bag?”
“Well,” he said tapping his foot and bouncing his body. “Umm, she left her funeral plans, but her first concern was for Yummy. Aunt Inga said no one would care for Yummy properly. No one that is, except you. Aunt Inga wrote that Yummy likes you, and it would be less stressful on him if he lived with you.”
I stood and stared at him. My mouth must have been hanging open because Douglas began to speak again.
“Everything you need is in the bag. Bowls, food, treats, toys, his pedigree papers, a printout of his vet care. I added a check in the envelope to help you with his care. It does seem to be a bit of an imposition. Don’t worry about vet care. My sister called the vet and arranged for all his care to be charged to her.”
“That’s very generous, but I’m not sure I should be the one to care for Yummy.” I bent over and stared at the little Yorkie staring back at me through the metal door of the dog carrier.
“But Annie, it was Aunt Inga’s final wish for Yummy to be with you.” He leaned forward and stared into my eyes.
I nodded and said, “Okay, I’ll give it a try. Yummy and I do get along.”
“That’s great. Yummy should be with someone who cares if he begins to miss my aunt,” Douglas called over his shoulder as he headed out the door. The bell chime jingled again, and Yummy and I were alone.
I opened the carrier door, and the tiny dog ran into my arms. Yummy shivered but settled down as I petted him. I put food and water in his bowls and placed them under the counter out of sight of customers, but where I could see him. There was a blanket at the bottom of the bag, and he settled onto it in the corner.
“Maybe this won’t be too bad,” I mumbled.
Yummy didn’t seem to have any interest in his food or water. I had an idea and sent a text to Georgie:
“When you bring lunch, could you bring a plain
burger patty – no bun or cheese?”
She texted back:
I sent another text with a pic of Yummy:
“Inga left me Yummy. He won’t eat.”
She texted back:
“Sure, no problem.”
She followed with a row of yellow smiley faces.

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I was born in Wisconsin and lived there until I was eighteen. Then I spent eight years in Washington state and California before returning to Wisconsin. I love eerie places and books. I began with a love of Nancy Drew books and as I grew I found H.P Lovecraft, Poe, Agatha Christie, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle among others. When I am not writing, I am reading or watching sunsets. I enjoy making up stories about people I meet or see on the street. I can see a story in a picture, especially if the picture is eerie. My imagination runs wild and free. I have self-published two books of supernatural short stories and a book of children’s stories for my granddaughter, Brittney. Gypsy Spirits is my debut novel and the first in the series of three “spirit” books. I have self-published the second and third “spirit” books, “Annamarie and Magdalena” is the second and “Lena” the third. I also self-published a supernatural mystery, THE LETTER. The sequel to THE LETTER, OLD MAN MALONE RETURNS, was released in June 2013. Since then I have added three more Kellie Conley mysteries. I decided to try my hand at a cozy mystery and released “Heavenly Corners,” the first in the Annie Ryan series. I took a step outside the box with Kathryn’s Justice, a thriller. I am sure my muse will guide me into another story plot.

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**Deceive by Michelle Irwin**


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Deceive (Book Two in the Declan Reede: The Untold Story Series)
Author: Michelle Irwin
Genre: New Adult Romance
Published: Dec 17th, 2015


Straighten up, pull it around, and get back on the track.
Declan Reede’s life is in a tailspin. Although he knows what he wants, he can’t see the road that will take him there. Wherever he turns, new secrets, lies, and half-truths threaten to send him crashing off-course. To deserve his family, he must fight his past mistakes and prove himself worthy.
But can someone out to deceive cost him the life he now craves?
**Due to strong language and sexual content not intended for anyone under age of 18**

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Michelle Irwin has been many things: a hobbit taking a precious item to a fiery mountain; a young child stepping through the back of a wardrobe into another land; the last human stranded not-quite-alone in space three million years in the future; and a time-travelling madman in a box. All of these feats and many more were achieved through her voracious reading. Eventually, the cast inside her mind took over and spilled onto the page.

Michelle lives in sunny Queensland in the land down under. A lover of love and overcoming the odds, she primarily writes paranormal and fantasy romance.

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**Catch My Heart – Lyssa Lane**


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12190307_837575676363462_859012874_oCatch My Heart (A Valentine’s Collection) by Lyssa Layne

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: January 1, 2016



No one said love was easy. No one said love was perfect. No one said love didn’t hurt. No one said love would last forever.
Follow these characters from your favorite Lyssa Layne books as they experience Valentine’s Day in an unexpected, non-traditional fashion…
Love is a Fire/Burst Into Flame – Andy Garrity lost the love of his life almost three years ago. Giving in to his daughter-in-laws, he decides it’s time to get back in the saddle and go on a first date for the first time since high school. Before he even meets his mate, Andy’s having second thoughts and ready to pass on this opportunity at love.
Everybody’s After Love/My Favorite What If – James Paul and Brianna Rossi are expecting their second child in less than a month. Brianna can’t wait to have a daughter while James Paul is thrilled to have a new princess to spoil. Brianna has the perfect day planned for her husband until she’s blindsided in a way she never imagined.
Loved by the Linebacker – Recovering from a torn ACL, Blake Purser isn’t used to taking it easy. He also isn’t used to not having his best friend, Camila Lemos, spend more time with her boyfriend and his brother Evan than him. His long-time on-again, off-again girlfriend, Molly Feiser, is doing her best to entertain him during the off season but Blake isn’t prepared for her latest news.
Holding the Other – Lee Maverick and Miranda Wallen are the king and queen of country music. The married couple have ruled the charts for the last ten years and fans love the chemistry between them. Before the night is over, this Valentine’s Day will be one for the records.
My Favorite What If – Sloan Talbott and Jacob “Smitty” Smith are spending their first Valentine’s Day as a couple. In the short time they’ve been together, they’ve carved out the perfect nook for just the two of them. Having spent the last six months in Italy, it’s time they head back to the States and learn to be together with their meddling families surrounding them 24/7.
Love’s not easy. Love’s not perfect. Love hurts. Love doesn’t last forever. Can these couples endure love at its ugliest or will it break them down more than they can endure?



Sloan fingers walk up my chest, grabbing my shirt and forcing me to look down at her. Her eyes glimmer with sensuality and I know exactly where her mind is going. Leaning down, our lips barely touch and the passion is ignited. With a shrill squeal, I scoop her into my arms as though we’re newlyweds about to cross the threshold for the first time. Sloan nibbles on my neck and I moan as I walk us toward the bedroom, ready to christen our new bed.

“You gonna give me the chance to marry you and do this for real?” I ask, already knowing the answer.

“Not a chance in hell.”

I chuckle as I set her on the bed, tugging my shirt off. “I’ll get you to change your mind some day.”

Sloan pulls her own shirt off, leaving me licking my lips at the sight of her in just a black lacy brassiere. Teasing me, she runs her index finger from her collarbone between her breasts, licking her lips and keeping direct eye contact with me. The tip of her finger slips inside her bra and I bite my lip, wanting to replace her hand with mine, but am way too turned on by her own handiwork to stop her.

“Maybe one day, when we’re old and gray,” Sloan says, drawing out her words and speaking in barely a whisper.

She stands up, wiggling her hips and pushing her pants to the floor. Now she’s in just her black lace bra and thong. She turns her back to me, crawling over our king size bed and I reach out, running my hand over her perfectly tight runner’s ass. Sloan stops moving forward, placing her hand on top of mine and leaning up on her knees. Her back is against my chest, our bodies flush against each other’s and I squeeze my hand tightly around the handful in my touch.

“I don’t want easy right now, Smitty. I want you, me, and passion.”



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Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.
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Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story. Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa’s own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.



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Mercy – Bride of Idaho


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Mercy: Bride of Idaho (American Mail-Order Brides #43) by Jacquie Rogers debuted #1 on the Amazon Hot New Releases for Victorian Romance. This story takes place in 1890, which is five years after the Hearts of Owyhee series. In fact, Mercy: Bride of Idaho is sort of an epilogue to Much Ado About Mavericks (Hearts of Owyhee #4) which is set in September 1885.

About Owyhee County
Owyhee is the original anglicized spelling of Hawaii (blame Captain Cook) and is pronounced pretty much the same. Oh-WYE-hee. It was named after some Hawaiian fur trappers who were lost in the area (1818-19) and never found. Owyhee County only covers part of the area called Owyhee, which extends into eastern Oregon and northern Nevada.


Mercy and Patience Eaton are from Lawrence, Massachusetts. Believe me, relocating to Owyhee County would’ve been a culture shock for Mercy. The land is larger and the population smaller. Much, much smaller.

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Mercy: Bride of Idaho
(American Mail-Order Brides #43)

One woman bent on saving her family. One rancher determined to save his own heart. Is her love enough to save them all?

Mercy Eaton has come to Idaho to marry the man of her father’s choosing in order to help her family make ends meet back home. She just knows it’ll all work out. That’s what she’s told her sister and her traveling companions all the way from Massachusetts to Owyhee County, Idaho. Then she meets her groom. He’s seventy years old. She nearly faints.

Quill Roderick has no intention of marrying. Ever. As far as he’s seen, women leave—first his mother, then his great-aunt, then his first flame. Quill sees no reason to open his heart again, especially to some mail-order bride his crazy old uncle brought for him. But Mercy tempts him like no other with her unruly long red hair, sunshine smile, and the most alluring eyes he’s ever seen. Can he keep his heart barricaded from this dangerous fireball, or are her kisses the master key needed to unlock his heart to a whole new world… Love.

Mercy: Bride of Idaho is available on Amazon, and if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited, you can read it for free!



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Jacquie Rogers grew up in the heart of Owyhee County where the Old West is still alive. In fact, you’re all invited to Silver City, Idaho, June 17-19, 2016, for a rootin’ tootin’ good time! Email jacquierogersreaders@yahoo.com for more information.

She has written nine novels and over twenty novellas. Her books have won several awards, including the Laramie Award for Best Humorous Western Romance. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and cat. Neither are well-trained.

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**New Release – Coins in the Fountain**


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Title: Coins in the Fountain

Author: Judith Works

Genre: Memoir

Publisher: Booktrope Editions





Innocents Abroad collide with La Dolce Vita when the author and her husband arrive in the ancient city of Rome fresh from the depths of Oregon.  While the author endeavored to learn the folkways of the United Nations, her husband tangled with unfamiliar vege weddings, enjoyed a close-up with the pope, tried their hands at grape harvesting, and savored country weekends where the ancient Etruscans still seemed to be lurking.  Along the way they made many unforgettable friends including the countess with a butt-reducing machine and a count who served as a model for naked statues of horsemen in his youth.

But not everything was wine and wonders.  Dogs in the doctor’s exam room, neighbors in the apartment in the middle of the nights, an auto accident with the military police, a dangerous fall in the subway, too many interactions with an excitable landlord, snakes and unexploded bombs on a golf course, and a sinking sailboat, all added more seasoning to the spaghetti sauce of their life.

Their story begins with a month trying to sleep on a cold marble floor wondering why they came to Rome.  It ends with a hopeful toss of coins in the Trevi Fountain to ensure their return to the Eternal City for visits.  Ten years of pasta, vino, and the sweet life weren’t enough.

Part memoir, part travelogue, Coins in the Fountain will amuse and intrigue you with the stories of food, friends, and the adventures of a couple who ran away to join the circus (the Circus Maximus, that is).







Life was routine until the author decided to get a law degree. Then a chance meeting led her to run away to the Circus (Maximus) – actually to the United Nations office next door – where she worked as an attorney in the HR department and entered the world of expat life in Rome. After four years she and her husband returned to the U.S. – this time to Washington, D.C. But they missed life in Italy with its great food and wine, endless history, and the many friends we made. The gods smiled and another opportunity came along. Six more years in Rome, again working for the UN, followed. The many happy and sometimes fraught experiences are the subject of her memoir, Coins in the Fountain. She is also the author of a novel about expats in Rome, City of Illusions, and flash fiction has been published in literary reviews. She continues to travel in her spare time, having visited over 100 countries. And when she is in Rome, she always tosses a coin in the Trevi Fountain to ensure another visit.


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** New Release from Margaret Tanner**


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Fear almost crushes Tommy Lindsay when she arrives in South Dakota to live on her uncle’s isolated ranch. She will need all her courage and daring to survive the hard times ahead.
Adam Munro is a wealthy rancher who thought he only wanted a presentable wife to provide him with heirs. When he meets Tommy, he is smitten. Can a tough rancher ever hope to capture the heart of a beautiful English rose.

ExcerptAdam waited a few days before riding over to the Lindsay ranch. He was still smarting from Tommy’s rejection of him, but on reflection, he couldn’t really blame her. It hadn’t been much of a marriage proposal. Nerves had tied his tongue in knots, and he must have sounded like he didn’t know dung from wild honey.
This time it would be different. He had taken a good look at himself over the last couple of days and he didn’t like what he saw. He had been arrogant, bombastic and unfeeling. Any wonder she had said no. He had given the impression that he only wanted her as a breeding sow.
Why hadn’t he told her the truth? I love her and want to live the rest of my life with her.
He wanted sons, what rancher didn’t, but now he had met Tommy, it wasn’t so high on his list of priorities.
He had to make her understand. The way he had been brought up by his ruthless and bitter father had colored the way he thought of women and matrimony.
As the Lindsay cabin came into view, his heart slammed against his rib cage. What if he had misread the signs and she didn’t love him? If she hadn’t cared for me, why did she get so upset?
Dang, women were hard to fathom.
He rode into the front yard and tethered his horse. Striding on to the porch, he swept off his hat and held it in one hand. He couldn’t remember ever feeling this nervous. Taking a deep breath, he knocked on the door.
Tommy answered. She eyed him coldly. “David isn’t here, and we have nothing more to say to each other.”
He grabbed hold of the door so she wouldn’t slam it on him. “I think we do.”
“I will not be just a brood mare for you or any other man.”
“I don’t want you to be. Please hear me out. Then if you want me to leave, I will.
She eyed him suspiciously. Her beautiful face was smooth as white marble, but she looked so sad it nearly broke his heart. He had caused all this trauma, and it made him feel like a lowdown polecat.

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Margaret Tanner is an Award Winning, multi-published Australian author. She has written several historical romance novels set in frontier Australia, which have been published by Books We Love, but with the help and encouragement of Sue Horsnell, she has started to write Western Romance, and was thrilled to be asked to join the talented, award winning authors of Silver Belles And Stetsons Christmas Anthology with her novella, Cowboy Christmas.
Margaret is also one of the authors in the ground breaking American Mail Order Bride Series (50 brides from 50 states) – Edwina Bride Of Connecticut (Book No 5). Her other Western novellas are: The Cowboy And The Quaker, and The Sheriff’s Outcast Bride
She has always loved watching Western television shows and movies, and has found that frontier Australia and frontier America, are surprisingly similar in a lot of aspects. A vast empty land mass, hostile terrain and natives, a large single male population and a scarcity of eligible young women, so it was an easy transition for her.





**The Dantonville Legacy**


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Being unable to age is just the beginning.

Laura Dantonville has a rare blood type that prevents normal ageing. As decades pass, she continues to look like a twenty-year old. But things are about to change as she learns her family’s dark and shocking secret – a centuries-old curse that turned her Roman soldier ancestor into a vampire.
Now she is the key to breaking that curse.
Having to undergo a frightening coming-of-age rite, Laura is propelled into a violent underworld stalked by rogue vampires who covet the rare gift her blood bestows – the ability to daywalk. But only one can claim that privilege – Alec Munro, her guardian, and leader of the powerful D’Antonville vampire clan.

Being guardian to the granddaughter of his enemy is the last thing on Alec’s mind. After all, her damned family was responsible for his untimely death and subsequent transformation. He owes them nothing, yet he also knows the unthinkable consequences should he not accept.
Determined to end his connection with the D’Antonvilles once his time as guardian is over, Alec reluctantly consents. But Laura’s wit and feisty nature arouses feelings in him long buried. A dangerous attraction grows between them, escalating the tension simmering between Alec and her detective boyfriend, Matt Sommers.

Can Laura defuse the conflict or will Matt’s jealousy expose her to a far greater danger?



I spun around to face him, but as I was still out of breath all I could do was stand there, with my hands clenched by my side, and glare at him. He moved away from the door and came slowly toward me. I took a step back.
‘It occurred to me I don’t like the idea of becoming a single mother,’ I managed to say between breaths.
‘You should have thought of that sooner.’ He pulled his T-shirt over his head and dropped it on the floor.
I stared open mouthed at his chiselled body, the rippling muscles of his torso and the sword and serpent tattoo on his left breast. It was identical to the image on the stained glass window. On impulse, I reached out and touched it.
‘All the men have one. It marks us as belonging to Luc’s clan,’ he said.
‘Does he have one too?’
‘Yes.’ The look in his eyes intensified. ‘Keep touching me, Laura.’
My hands traced the hard planes of his chest, stomach and the delectable trail of dark hair that disappeared below the tops of his jeans.
‘You told me never to touch you again. You still feel that way?’
‘If I did, I wouldn’t be agreeing to this. It’s only sex, nothing more. A means to an end.’
‘Did I promise anything more?’
No, he didn’t. This was, as he so succinctly put it, a business arrangement.

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A short story about a silver locket, a mysterious young man and a fated meeting.

When eighteen-year-old Laura Anne Dantonville goes on her end-of-school trip to Italy, she is accompanied by her two best friends, Beth and Angie. As soon as they arrive in Sorrento, she meets the mysterious—and devastatingly handsome—Philippe. He is gallant and charming, and Laura loses her heart. Their meetings are brief and secret, and Philippe gives her a lovely silver locket. She swears to wear it always. Until one night…

This short story takes place some years before BLOODGIFTED and reveals more of Laura and Philippe’s history.

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Ending a curse was never meant to be easy

When Laura Dantonville learnt her family’s well-kept secret and the reason for her inability to age, she never suspected it would impact her relationship with her police-detective boyfriend, Matt Sommers. But neither had she expected the growing attraction she and her vampire-guardian, Alec Munro, would have for each other.

In those few days, Laura had entered the world of the Brethren—vampires who rule the city’s dark underworld, and where resentment and anger grow at Alec’s privileged position as daywalker. Among a powerful few, alliances are made and conspiracies formed, threatening a war that could destroy them all and endanger every human on the planet – creatures who would do anything to prevent the curse from ending.

To protect Laura from the Rebel faction, who sees her as their ticket to the daylight, Alec must invoke the Pledge, an ancient ceremony that enforces Brethren loyalty to the Principate. But will it be enough to ensure her safety and bring about the ending of the curse that has plagued her family for centuries?

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The Saga Continues…

Hidden in caverns deep beneath Chateau D’Antonville in a misty French valley, lies a priceless treasure – the Bloodvault. Containing thousands of Ingenii blood vials, just one sip enables a vampire to daywalk. For nearly eighteen-hundred years, the family has kept the vault’s existence secret from the Brethren. But now, the Rebel leader, Count Timur, has learned of its whereabouts.

Faced with an imminent attack on her family’s ancestral home – Chateau D’Antonville – Alec and Laura must flee Sydney to confront this new threat. But the Rebels are not their only enemy. Will Count Timur leak the secret of the vault, and cause even their loyal allies to turn against them?

With the very survival of the Principate at stake, Alec and Laura must try and persuade her father, Luc, to share the secret and open the Bloodvault or risk losing everything.

In the midst of this, from among their own, comes a betrayal so deep, so unexpected….

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Tima Maria Lacoba is a former ancient historian and archaeologist who accidently smashed a 3,000 Egyptian vase while on her first dig! Her supervisor made her glue it back together again. It took a week. From there she went on to specialise in late Roman-British archaeology, and the military forts along Hadrian’s Wall, because buildings don’t smash as easily. Now Ms Lacoba’s combined her love of history with another passion—story-telling—to create a dark tale of Roman soldiers cursed by a British witch.

Tima Maria has always been a storyteller, but it wasn’t until five years ago that she seriously ventured into writing. The result was Bloodgifted. In 2011 it was shortlisted in the Atlas Award and eventually came fourth place. In 2012 it was listed among the top ten in the Choclit Search for an Aussie Star Competition. In 2013, she was offered a publishing contract but declined in favour of going indie, preferring the idea of being in charge of her own creation.

Bloodgifted is just the start of a four-part series entitled, The Dantonville Legacy. Book 2, Bloodpledge, was released in 2014, and Book 3, Blood Vault, is due for release for Christmas 2015. She also intends to satisfy her fans requests by writing individual books on the other characters in the series. So Terens, Cal Jake and Sam will each have their own story.

Tima Maria currently lives on the Central Coast, an hour’s drive north of Sydney in Australia. Her little house is surrounded by bushland, possums and seed-dropping Rosellas on one side, and waterways on the other.
Between bouts of writing, she can be found in the kitchen baking yet another chocolate recipe. This activity is responsible for forming more gothic, urban fantasy stories in her mind for future books.


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I was born to an alcoholic mother and alcoholic, drug dealing father. Not a good start to life for a young boy. I was born to sin.
I’ve lied, cheated, assaulted, been an adulterer and stolen. It’s how one survives the ‘hood’. I have a reputation for being the ‘bad boy’, the fuck ’em and leave ’em type. I have never spent the night with a woman and I have never brought a woman home. We ‘play’ at her place and as soon as I’m done, I leave.
After fleeing my home at the age of thirteen and living on the streets – an option I found better than being with my parents, my life is turned around by an elderly lady.
I educate myself, become an award winning chef and return to the ‘hood where I rent an apartment. I love and care about no-one and nothing except my Harley Motorcycle. It’s here I met Jonesy and he takes my life in a whole new direction. Along with Wade, a fellow chef and the only person I can trust, the pair teach me how to love. Not only myself, but others.


I’m a wealthy Restaurateur thanks to an inheritance I received when my father passed.
I live in a penthouse apartment in the ‘rich’ part of the city.
Being pampered and spoiled all my life has turned me into a woman who sees something she wants and, like a dog with a bone, I won’t let go until it’s mine. I’m a winner. I ALWAYS win.
I don’t have relationships with men. One night stands suit me just fine. I can’t trust it’s me they want and not my money.
I meet Hamish by chance when I’m on the hunt for a new Head Chef. He treats me like I’m not worth a second thought. I’ve never been treated this way and I decide at that moment, I will make Hamish mine.

Hamish has no interest in the pampered Blossom but for some reason she gets under his skin.
Then, something happens that makes him realize, he has fallen in love. Will it be too late? Will tragedy strike before he can hold her in his arms and confess his true feelings?

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…….I stand up and jam my legs into my jeans before pulling on my trademark black t-shirt.
“Hamish, answer me. I know we could be good for each other. We could get out of here together.”
“Darlin’, it’s none of your fucking business why I stay.” I’m getting annoyed with her now. I sit on the end of the bed to pull on my socks and knee high motorcycle boots. I stand up, turn around and glare at her luscious body. I’m gonna miss those delicious curves but I can’t handle whining and women who demand what I won’t give.
“I’m done.” I drag on my soft leather jacket and close the zipper.
“What do you mean, you’re done?” Caroline sits up.
I can see the alarm in her green eyes. Tears are welling. It doesn’t change a thing. I’m a heartless bastard like that. “It’s over. I’m done. I told you, no strings.” I pick up my keys, bag and helmet from the floor before heading for the door.
She leaps off the bed and moves in front of me. Shit she can move fast. She clings to my jacket, stands on tiptoe and wraps her arms around my neck. “Hamish, please don’t do this.” The tears are falling now. I feel the wetness against the skin of my neck. I peel her away from me, kiss her forehead and leave the apartment. I can hear her anguished cries as I slam the door and walk away.
I feel like a bastard but this is who I am. Everyone in my neighbourhood knows, I’m a no good bastard.



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