Sunday, June 30, 2019

Melody Embraced


Book One


Blurb:



Lyrek brought his people to earth looking for their abraza; the one woman whose melody resides with their own. If they can’t find at least a spark they will leave and continue their search through the galaxy.

Jade’s life is spent working, relaxing, and spending time with friends. She’s given up looking for that special someone. When her best friend invites her to the newest restaurant in town all she hopes for is a decent meal. What she gets are food and Lyrek. She’s finally met someone that makes her want to risk it all.

Jade’s song reaches out to Lyrek, she may be the salvation of his people. He, on the other hand, maybe her death sentence. To keep her alive means to stay away from her.

Jade must risk her life to help his people and her own. Lyrek must risk the one person he never thought he’d find to save his people and hers.

If what they plan doesn’t work, neither will have to worry because another race is coming with intents to kill them all.

In the midst of their race against time is the fact that love keeps calling their names.

Not recommended for those under 18



Excerpt:

“Is that human trying Pokayah?” Shaytal pointed her out.

Lyrek zoomed in on her. An enchantress was smiling ear to ear as she watched Duqa light her meal on fire. The sauce caramelized quickly, and the fire put itself out. She clapped and gave him a beguiling smile.

Lyrek found himself growling. He stopped when Duqa gave them a polite tilt of his head and left.
Her dark skin enthralled him. They had nothing like it on the planet he was from. Her short hair played around her ears just long enough to be tugged on or held tight. Someone zoomed in on her allowing him to see the brown crystals of her eyes. She was beautiful and thick. Thickness was not as appreciated on this planet as it was on his.

“Could she be the one? She is the first female you have looked at in years,” Jaydel said taking a step back.

“She could be a melody to someone. We should pass her picture around to see if anyone feels Abraza.”

“Do you feel Abraza?” Jaydel asked him.

“There are others who are older who need this. I will not put myself before them.”

“So, the answer is yes you feel the tug?”

“I will not put myself before my people!’ A growl left Lyrek as his incisors began to grow.
Jaydel took a step towards him. He growled as his incisors began to lengthen. A deep sound came from his body like a challenge. He shook as he met Lyrek’s eyes.

Lyrek moved closer until barely an inch separated them. Shaytal moved away to give them room. Jaydel backed up with difficulty until he could retract his incisors.

“Pass her picture around. You’ll do what you want, anyway. When your body is cold, don’t worry about us, we’ll be along soon.” Jaydel told him turning away from both him and the monitors.

“Jaydel!” Lyrek’s growl boomed across the room.

“When our planet was demolished. When our fathers, mothers, sisters, and brothers were no more, and we wanted to die with them,” Jayde turned to point an accusing finger at Lyrek. “You organized us. When we went planet to planet looking for our abraza’s and a place to call our own, it was only because you kept us strong. When we fought the Hydal it was because you gave us the courage. Now you choose not to fight. We will see you soon.”          Jaydel turned to look at the wall of monitors.

Lyrek slipped out the door taking the steps downstairs. He needed air even though the air of this planet was a bit thin. His other half was growling demanding something he couldn’t provide. Against his will he found himself walking into the paranormal restaurant. The humans were eating and drinking as they laughed without a care in the world.

The sight made him ache for the things that he and his people lost. Their world destroyed, their families gone in a blink of an eye. Now the Hydal would come to this planet. All it would take was finding one possible abraza and they would destroy the planet. It would not have mattered if they had come or not. The Hydal were systematically going through the galaxy looking for planets that may have people who could be abraza to their race.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

CA'YAL


Book One


Blurb:

Ivy was moving (she wasn’t running away from the a**hole who dumped her). Misty Hollow was the perfect place to start over, but she never expected the towns people to act like she was bringing the plague with her.

Then she met Ca’yal, and all bets were off. There was something strange about him and the town. Now she was determined to find out what, hopefully with Ca’yal by her side.

Ca’yal’s life was focused on work, that’s all there was for him. He never expected the female wiggling her rear to capture his attention. Now he can’t stop thinking about her and wondering what if. When she’s attacked by a vampire, everything changes. Now he’d give anything for one more 
minute with her.
Love might be wonderful if there wasn’t some evil trying to use it against them. If it has its way it will drain them; leaving them a soulless, powerless husk. They have to win, but it’s not that easy. The evil has a catch 22 that will drain them no matter what they do.

When your love has an expiration date is it still worth indulging in?  Join Ca’yal and Ivy on a journey to find the answer.

Excerpt:

“The food here is good. You can’t go wrong.”


She didn’t have to look up to know who was sitting across from her. It took a few minutes to get herself under control before she dropped the menu to look at him

“Do I know you?”

“Ca’yal we met…”

“Wait, I remember. We met in the store when I was shopping. You were with that other guy, the hot one.”

He gave a growl, and it was all she could do to keep her smirk hidden.

“Yes, then we went out to dinner last night.”

“Dinner? Last night? I stayed at home ate Italian, then went to bed early. What else could I do, I’m new in town and don’t know anyone?”

Ca’yal’s smile dimmed as she spoke. “I must have the wrong Ivy.” He stood to leave.

“There’s no way I faced a vampire named Hal and your brother tried to make me forget last night. I also don’t have half healed bruises on my body. In case I’m wrong why don’t you sit and explain it all to me before you leave.”

Ca’yal sat heavily in the chair. “You do remember last night.”

“Of course, I remember.” She didn’t tell him that she had to use her gift to jog her memory. He didn’t deserve that kind of knowledge.

“Why?”

“You encountered a vampire. Most people have trouble with that.”





Sunday, June 16, 2019

There is nothing like a book that sucks you in and doesn't let up until the last page #singledadromance #NSFW #newrelease

Title: Hired by the Single Dad
Series: The Single Dads of Seattle
Author: Whitley Cox
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance/Single Dad
Release Date: June 15, 2019 


He needs someone to work with his son, she needs a job. They need to keep their hands to themselves.

Welcome to Seattle, the Emerald City and home to The Single Dads of Seattle. Ten sexy single fathers who play poker every Saturday night, have each other's backs, love their children without quarter, and hope to one day find love again.
This is Mark's story ...

Single Dad of Seattle Dr. Mark Herron can't believe anyone would celebrate their divorce. The dissolution of his marriage left him and his son with a huge hole to fill in their home--and their hearts. So when he overhears a lovely stranger and her friends celebrating the end of her marriage, he's mystified--and then intrigued--by her determination to put the past behind her. But when he learns that Tori Jones needs a job, he knows this can't be a coincidence.
Tori might be telling the world nothing's got her down, but the truth is she's hit rock bottom. Her husband didn't just cheat on her, he took all her money, including her college fund, which means her marriage is over, and so is her dream to go to grad school and help children with special needs. So when a handsome stranger offers her a job caring for his special needs son, she knows she can't turn it down--
Even if what she's feeling for Mark is far from professional.
Now Mark's finding it hard to keep his hands to himself and Tori's struggling to keep her thoughts from straying to dangerous territory. Will they be able to keep their distance from each other or will being hired by the sexy single dad be Tori's biggest problem of all? 

5-star review “There is nothing like a book that sucks you in and doesn't let up until the last page. Whitley Cox knows how to spin a tale with fabulous characters that you can't forget! I loved Tori and Mark's story, I loved how their story played out. Their attraction is so passionate and intense, you can feel the heat between them.” ~ Leslee Nevill (Amazon Reviewer)
5-star review “This author did a great job touching on the subject of autism and how it affects the family. I loved how this series is going to be about each of Mark's buddies and how they navigate their lives as single dads. I really am looking forward to the next book in this series.” ~Kelly Mentzer (Amazon Reviewer)
5-star review “This story could not have been better! I love when an author writes a wonderful storyline for a person with special needs and does it very well. I have a child with special needs so this story grabbed hold of my heart, and so did little Gabe. A fabulous start to what promises to be an amazing series. The connection that Mark and Tori have is blazing hot but of course the whole employee/employer thing creates a conflict. Whitley Cox gave us a well written story, drama, humor, steamy scenes, tons of chemistry and a whole bunch of amazing characters. I can't wait for book 2.” ~Cayson09 (Amazon Reviewer)
5-star review “This was my first time reading a book like this and boy was my heart not ready! Mark is a single dad of a wonderful special needs son named Gabe. Finding someone who is good with Gade and meets all of their needs is a hard job to fill. After meeting Tori one day out of the blue, he knew that she was a perfect fit for his son Gabe. Little did he know that she was also the perfect fit for him! This book takes you on a heartwarming journey of understanding, love, and even loss. I couldn’t put it down. I cannot wait to hear the rest of the single dad’a stories! You get a little taste of each of them as an intro with Mark and Tori’s book and I want more!”~ Danielle (Amazon Reviewer)
“What are your plans this weekend?” she asked, feeling like she needed to keep the conversation flowing. When they grew quiet, her imagination took the reins and drove her train of thought straight into the gutter in Sexyville, USA. And that gutter was filthy!
He lifted one shoulder, passing her the dish towel so she could dry her hands after she removed the drain plug. “Poker night Saturday, then I think I might take Gabe to The Museum of Flight on Sunday. He loves it there.”
Right, his “dads’ club” and their weekly poker night. 
What were they all like? Did they sit around bashing their ex-wives? Bashing women? Or was it more of a support group for the struggles of independent child rearing? Or were they typical men and didn’t talk about their feelings at all and just drank beer, ate junk food, grunted and gambled? 
Probably the latter. 
“Sounds like a good time. Do you really gamble away your money, or is it all for fun?”
He hung up the dish towel, his gaze sliding toward her. “Real money.”
She pursed her lips. “Wow. Maybe when I have two pennies to rub together again, someday I can take a trip to Vegas and sit at a poker table. Take in the action. The excitement. Are you any good?”
His smile was coy. “I win more than I lose.”
“That’s good.”
She needed to get going. She needed to get home, get away from the delicious-smelling single dad standing in front of her wearing a black T-shirt far too tight to leave anything to the imagination, and gray sweatpants she wanted to rip off him with her teeth. 
“Well, I … uh … I guess I should get going. Those fish aren’t going to feed themselves.” She slid her hand along the cool quartz countertop, letting it ground her and bring down her body temperature. She was in a full-on inferno. The way Mark was looking at her … it was giving her false hope. It was giving her the wrong idea. 
The wrong idea to be bad. To do bad, bad things. 
Bad, bad fun things.
But, no she couldn’t go there. 
Nope. 
Not ever. 
Not with her boss. 
Not with the single dad. 
His gaze never left hers as his head bobbed in a nearly indiscernible nod. “I guess so.” 
Was that disappointment on his face? Were his eyes asking her to stay? Were they asking her to strip naked and bend over the counter? 
Oh God … Uncle John eating chicken wings without a shirt on, his enormous, hairy, barrel chest covered in barbecue sauce, sitting in a kiddie pool with water wings and a floaty ring.
Phew. Crisis averted.
Keeping her hand on the counter for balance, because her faculties seemed to have suddenly escaped her, she went to move past him, only her fingers knocked something off the counter onto the tile floor. 
“Shit,” Tori murmured. She glanced down, only to find Mark’s phone, of all possible things, on the floor. “Oh no!”
“It’s okay.” He bent down to get it.
She bent down too.
Just as her hand wrapped around the phone, his hand wrapped around her wrist. Electricity ripped through her the moment his fingers grazed her skin. A pulse so intense, so hot, so charged she felt like she’d stuck a fork into an electrical socket. She leapt back, dropping the phone and pulling her hand free from his grasp. 
“Sorry.” He stood up. 
Tori swallowed the lump in her throat, pushing down the emotions, the arousal, the pure animalistic lust she felt for the man standing in front of her. “I—I’m sorry. I hope I didn’t crack the screen.”
He turned the phone over in his big, sexy palm, a roguish grin pulling at the corners of his delicious-looking lips. “Not a scratch.”
She licked her lips. “That’s good.”
His eyes locked on hers. “Yeah.”
Tori’s mouth parted, little puffs of air coming out as if she’d just run a mile. Her heart beat rapidly in her chest, and her palms grew clammy. 
Mark’s gaze burned into her. “Tori … ”
“Yes?”
“Ah, fuck!”
And then he was on her.

A Canadian West Coast baby born and raised, Whitley is married to her high school sweetheart, and together they have two beautiful daughters and a fluffy dog. She spends her days making food that gets thrown on the floor, vacuuming Cheerios out from under the couch and making sure that the dog food doesn't end up in the air conditioner. But when nap time comes, and it's not quite wine o'clock, Whitley sits down, avoids the pile of laundry on the couch, and writes.
A lover of all things decadent; wine, cheese, chocolate and spicy erotic romance, Whitley brings the humorous side of sex, the ridiculous side of relationships and the suspense of everyday life into her stories. With single dads, firefighters, Navy SEALs, mommy wars, body issues, threesomes, bondage and role-playing, these books have everything we need to satisfy the curious kink in all of us.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

#NewRelease #SingleDadRomance Hired by the Single Dad is now AVAILABLE!




Available NOW on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited

He needs someone to work with his son, she needs a job. 
They need to keep their hands to themselves.



The Single Dads of Seattle, Book 1

Hired by the Single Dad


Welcome to Seattle, the Emerald City and home to The Single Dads of Seattle. Ten sexy single fathers who play poker every Saturday night, have each other's backs, love their children without quarter, and hope to one day find love again.
This is Mark's story ...

Single Dad of Seattle Dr. Mark Herron can't believe anyone would celebrate their divorce. The dissolution of his marriage left him and his son with a huge hole to fill in their home--and their hearts. So when he overhears a lovely stranger and her friends celebrating the end of her marriage, he's mystified--and then intrigued--by her determination to put the past behind her. But when he learns that Tori Jones needs a job, he knows this can't be a coincidence.

Tori might be telling the world nothing's got her down, but the truth is she's hit rock bottom. Her husband didn't just cheat on her, he took all her money, including her college fund, which means her marriage is over, and so is her dream to go to grad school and help children with special needs. So when a handsome stranger offers her a job caring for his special needs son, she knows she can't turn it down--

Even if what she's feeling for Mark is far from professional.

Now Mark's finding it hard to keep his hands to himself and Tori's struggling to keep her thoughts from straying to dangerous territory. Will they be able to keep their distance from each other or will being hired by the sexy single dad be Tori's biggest problem of all?

**Note: This book can be read as a standalone. It includes lots of steamy scenes, cursing, and of course as with all my books, this has an HEA and no cliffhanger or cheating. If you like single dads who take charge, this book is for you.



NSFW Excerpt


His golden skin was like silk beneath her fingers. Intense masculine perfection made up of hewn planes and angles, rippling muscles that flexed and bunched as he hovered above her. He was what dreams—fantasies—were made of.
His lips were hard and soft at the same time. Hot, hungry and demanding as his mouth plundered hers once more. Taking everything she offered him and more. With a sure knowingness, as if they had been doing this forever.
“I’ve wanted you for so long,” he murmured against her lips, biting the bottom one and tugging just enough to make her gasp and dig her fingers into the rock-hard muscle of his back.
“You haven’t known me that long.”
“I feel like I have.”
Words were more like pants between strangled breaths.
“Smart, sexy, beautiful, patient. You’re the whole fucking package, Tori. You came into my life …  Gabe’s life at just the right time. When we needed you most.”
Her hands paused on his back, and she opened her eyes.
“Like a breath of sexy fresh air, you brought my family back to life.”
Okay, was he drunk?
Here she thought they were scratching an itch that had only been exacerbated and not quelled after last night. Sure, she had feelings for him, but … what were they doing?
He was her boss.
Her fucking hot as hell, virile, manly, brilliant boss who was currently teasing her clit and cleft with the head of his cock.
“Mark … ” Unease began to bubble inside her.
“Shhh … ” He lifted up and stared directly into her eyes.  Blood ran hot through her veins; fire flickered in her core. “Don’t overthink it, just feel.” Then he lowered his head and plundered her mouth with his. Open, wet heat that she could drown in. She lifted her hips, welcoming him inside her. He took her cue and slid home. Filling her. Finally.
They traded moans as his tongue thrust inside her mouth, mimicking the pace of his cock. She clawed at his back, pulling him deeper, closer.
A hand came back up and cupped her breast. His fingers strummed over her nipple like an instrument.
She was lost to the attention, to the pleasure. Every draw of his cock had her body longing for the fullness again; every plunge saw her clenching her muscles around him, never wanting to let him go. He rotated his hips, letting his pubic bone graze her clit. He bit her lip, tugged her nipple, drove deep, and she let go.
A sweet, beautiful orgasm, born of the pulsing, the rubbing, the friction, bloomed like a lone rose inside of her. Wave after glorious wave crashed from the tips of her toes to the top of her head and back again, awakening nerves and building synapses.
She could tell he was hanging on by a thin thread, one she wanted to help him snap. Squeezing her muscles around him as hard as she could, Tori arched her back, pressing her breast into his palm. Her mouth moved over to his ear, and she ran her tongue around the shell.
“Come for me,” she whispered.


Mark grunted. “Fuck.” He tensed, stilled, grunted again, and then she felt him pulsing inside her. Losing himself.














Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The countdown is on! Only 3 days until this sexy new single dad series hits the "shelves". #preordernow






Available Saturday, June 15th on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited




The Single Dads of Seattle, Book 1

Hired by the Single Dad

He needs someone to work with his son, she needs a job. They need to keep their hands to themselves.

Welcome to Seattle, the Emerald City and home to The Single Dads of Seattle. Ten sexy single fathers who play poker every Saturday night, have each other's backs, love their children without quarter, and hope to one day find love again.
This is Mark's story ...


Single Dad of Seattle Dr. Mark Herron can't believe anyone would celebrate their divorce. The dissolution of his marriage left him and his son with a huge hole to fill in their home--and their hearts. So when he overhears a lovely stranger and her friends celebrating the end of her marriage, he's mystified--and then intrigued--by her determination to put the past behind her. But when he learns that Tori Jones needs a job, he knows this can't be a coincidence.

Tori might be telling the world nothing's got her down, but the truth is she's hit rock bottom. Her husband didn't just cheat on her, he took all her money, including her college fund, which means her marriage is over, and so is her dream to go to grad school and help children with special needs. So when a handsome stranger offers her a job caring for his special needs son, she knows she can't turn it down--

Even if what she's feeling for Mark is far from professional.

Now Mark's finding it hard to keep his hands to himself and Tori's struggling to keep her thoughts from straying to dangerous territory. Will they be able to keep their distance from each other or will being hired by the sexy single dad be Tori's biggest problem of all?

**Note: This book can be read as a standalone. It includes lots of steamy scenes, cursing, and of course as with all my books, this has an HEA and no cliffhanger or cheating. If you like single dads who take charge, this book is for you.



Excerpt


Mark lifted up the cold bottle of sauvignon blanc and let just a drop or two flow down the neck and into Tori’s bellybutton. She was naked and blindfolded on his big king-size bed, spread-eagle and flushed from all her previous orgasms. Her hair fanned out behind her on the pillow like strands of dark chocolate silk, and her fingers bunched in the bottom sheet.
He’d never seen anything more beautiful in all his life.
She squealed and squirmed when the cool liquid hit her warm flesh, causing most of the wine to slosh out of her navel and down over the sides of her belly.
“Careful.” He chuckled. “You’re spilling it.”
“It’s so cold.” She pretended to chatter her teeth. “What is it?”
“Wine.”
“You’re wasting wine? That seems sacrilegious.”
“It’s white wine. I’m not nearly as big of a snob when it comes to this stuff. Can barely stand it unless it’s cold as an iceberg.”
She licked her lips. “Agreed. That bottle of Malbec you gave me was incredible.”
“Nothing like a full-bodied, dry red.” He moved down her body and ran his tongue up from her ankle toward the tops of her thighs. He reached the V of her legs, where her landing strip called to him. “Though I’m just as into brunettes.” He flicked his tongue out over her labia. Her hips jumped off the bed, causing more wine to spill.
“You’re wicked.” She dipped her finger into her bellybutton and brought it to her mouth, sucking the sweet elixir off her digit like it was chocolate on his cock.
“You’re doing that on purpose,” he purred, tracing figure eights with his tongue around the tops and insides of her luscious thighs, nipping just enough to get her adrenaline surging. “You know I need a few minutes to refill.”

She sucked on her fingers again, her mouth spreading into a devious little smile right before she pulled them out with an audible pop and then licked them clean. “I’m doing no such thing. I just wanted to taste the wine.”


















Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Guts & Glory: Mercy by Jeanne St. James is available now!


Guts & Glory: Mercy
In the Shadows Securty, Book 1
by Jeanne St. James
is available now!



Available in  #KindleUnlimited


*******
Photographer/Cover Artist: Golden Czermak/FuriousFotog
Cover Model: Zeke Samples
*******

You must fall before you can rise...


Former Delta Force Operator. Scarred inside and out.
In the military, Mercy had seen and done things most people could never imagine. Now working for In the Shadows Security, dangerous jobs are his specialty, the more difficult the better... until his boss assigns him to protect a spoiled, rich woman who never shuts the h*ll up. He has two ways to stop her running mouth, but either could get him fired.

However, first impressions can be deceiving, and underestimating this woman is a mistake Mercy never intended to make. One that might not only threaten his job but the carefully built barriers he’s surrounded himself with.

Witness to a horrific crime, Parris must leave Vegas immediately. After her best friend hires a professional to get her out of Nevada and keep her safe, she discovers there’s more to this emotionally crippled “bodyguard” than meets the eye. As a therapist, Mercy’s a challenge Parris can’t ignore, even when his walls seem too high to breach.

In the end, will Mercy not only be able to keep her safe but allow her to save him? Or will he let the woman who’s become his addiction simply walk away?

Note: Mercy is the first book of the Guts & Glory series, a six-book spin-off from my Dirty Angels MC series. While it’s recommended to read both series in order, each book can be read as a stand-alone. As with all my books, this has an HEA and no cliffhanger or cheating.



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About the Author:

JEANNE ST. JAMES is a USA Today bestselling romance author who loves an alpha male (or two). She was only 13 when she started writing and her first paid published piece was an story in Playgirl magazine. Her first romance novel, Banged Up, was published in 2009. It was rereleased recently under the title Damaged and became a USA Today bestseller. She is happily owned by farting French bulldogs. She writes M/F, M/M, and M/M/F ménages.

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