Blog Tour: Devine Death by Penelope Cress


Title: Divine Death
Series: Isle Of Wesberrey #4
Author: Penelope Cress
Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Things appear to be settling down in the island parish of St. Bridget’s, and Rev Jess Ward is enjoying the relative peace in the lead up to Pentecost. So, maybe it’s unwise to invite in the local archaeological society to dig up the old well?

What will the dig beneath the floor of the baptismal font uncover?

Spring is a time of fresh starts and new beginnings. Is that romance we smell in the air?

Life is skipping along until a sudden death takes the spring out of Jess’s step.

Old rivalries, deception and ambition are all viable motives for violence, but could it be a crime of passion or even self-defence?

In a mystery that appears to involve some of her closest family and friends, Jess turns to her ancient past to help solve this latest tragedy.

Divine Death is the fourth book in the Isle of Wesberrey Series.

Find out more about the island’s history as the latest mystery unfolds.


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Holy Homicide Isle Of Wesberrey #1

Mausoleum Madness Isle Of Wesberrey #2

Pious Poison Isle Of Wesberrey #3


ABOUT PENELOPE 

Penelope lives on an island off the coast of Kent, England, with her four children and an elderly Jack Russell Terrier. A lover of murder mystery and cups of tea (served with a stack of digestive biscuits), she writes quaint cosy mysteries and other feel-good stories from a corner table in the vintage tea shop on the high street. Penelope loves nostalgia and all things retro. Her taste in music is also very last century.

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Free book! End Of Crows by R.A. Lingenfelter

Title: End of Crows
Series: Small Sacrifices #1
Author: R. A. Lingenfelter




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Willow’s journey is filled with emotions that all of us can closely related to. Our time of self-doubt and where we might fit in. What our talents or skills are that set us apart from others and whether we will be accepted for those talents. As Willow discovers her strengths, she realizes she’s not the average young woman she thought she was. Living in a time where government domination is accepted, she has been taught that freedom is something worth fighting for and her faction, the Crows, are still gathering for that fight.

Finnian was born free, his parent’s both founders of the Crows. Having been betrayed by his mother, Finn is skeptical about the new arrivals in the Crow’s camp. As he studies Willow, his doubts grow as she shows skills with weaponry and hand to hand combat that a novice wouldn’t have knowledge of. Finn also struggles within himself as he fights his growing attraction towards Willow.
Willow starts to have dreams that appear to be visions of the future but only Finnian believes her. When she dreams of a spy in the camp, Finnian and Willow set up a trap to expose the traitor but her skills are new and their trap fails. Tired of the suspicious looks from her faction, Willow is determined to expose the spy and show the Crows that she is truly one of them.

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R.A. Lingenfelter has always been interested in the afterlife and the purpose of life. Having always seen, felt and heard dead people, R.A. finally embraced the ability and began learning to communicate with the afterlife. Writing helps process what’s been seen and experienced. Using her maiden name, she’s allowed her muse to tap into the depths of her imagination to write her paranormal tales.

RaeAnne started her life’s career as an automotive mechanic. After being fired for taking maternity leave, she began to plot ways to kill off her boss via car accident, of course! Instead she started writing down her ideas and her father convinced her to spare the boss and turn the notes into a book. Her sarcastic humor and belief in happily-ever-after has turned her vendetta into a fifteen-year career. She enjoys bringing tears and laughter into other people’s lives.

Her imagination and sense of humor has morphed her writing into three other muses which talk to her often. She loves things paranormal and her writing under the pen name, RA Lingenfelter, has created two #1 international best-selling books. Her twisted minded muse loves anything thriller/suspense and her pen name, A.M. Myst has released their first mind-bending tale. She’s also released her first novel, Mechanics of Murder, under this name. The novel that started it all.

She’s had four of her novels hit #1 on Amazon and hopes to earn more credentials with her writing.

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Release Blitz: His Loyal Rebel by Debra Kayn

HIS LOYAL REBEL

by Debra Kayn
Patches: Tarkio MC, #4
Publication Date: December 15, 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Biker


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An eye for an eye. If it takes a lifetime, he’ll make those responsible for murdering his parents pay.

Whip walked out of prison wanting retaliation on Cusclan Motorcycle Club. As a second-generation Tarkio member, all he’s known was club life. People are either loyal or rebels, and he has no time or interest in dealing with anyone associated with his enemies.

But one platinum blonde with long, sexy legs refuses to keep her distance and leave Missoula.

Twyla’s whole life has been a case of disappointing others. Call her unfeeling, rude, or stuck-up. She rather flip her finger up at the world than let anyone hurt her again. That’s why she aims the pistol she stole from her ex-boyfriend and fires the shots. It’s why she refuses to give what she stole back. It’s why she won’t let the Tarkio member tell her to leave town.

Frustration makes her weak. One sexy biker makes her strong and gives her hope.

With her life in turmoil, she has to make a choice. Trust Whip or never see him again.

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Twyla stood, dressed quickly, and walked into the kitchen. Whip reached under the cushion and grabbed his pistol, putting it back in his jeans.

Cupboards banged in the other room. He watched her, searching through each one. They were all bare from Angie moving her possessions over to Ringtails.

Twyla stopped, gripped the sink, and hung her head. He walked over to her but stayed back from touching her.

She was right there with him moments ago, riding free, enjoying herself.

“You okay?” He grabbed a pack of smokes out of his vest pocket and put a cigarette in his mouth without lighting it.

“No.” She inhaled deeply and turned to face him. “I need coffee. I need some right now. This minute.”

“Okay.”

“I can’t think.” She put her two fingers to her forehead. “I need caffeine…to think.”

He picked up the phone. “I’ll get you a coffee.”

“Coffee doesn’t come from a telephone.” She scoffed. “I need to go to the store.”

“Just hold on a minute.” He dialed the clubhouse.

“Yeah?” said Banks.

“It’s Whip.” He kept his eye on Twyla, ready to stop her if she tried to leave the house.

“You missed calling in. Priest has a crew out distracting the cops in the area. Rick was going to split apart from them and make contact with you. Has he showed up?”

“No.”

“Shit. Hang on.” Banks yelled, “Someone shut that damn music off. I can’t fucking hear.”

He waited for his MC brother to tell him what was going on. It only took ten minutes or so to go from the clubhouse to Tenth Street. Rick should’ve been here and left already.

“You need to sit tight. Don’t step outside the house until Rick or Priest contacts you. I’m going to ride out and see if I can find someone.” Banks cussed. “Something’s up.”

“Did someone find out what was happening last night?”

“Brother, I’m not saying anything over the phone. Just hang tight.”

“Right.” He ran his hand through his hair. “Talk later.”

He hung up. What the hell was going on?

Last night, he would’ve guessed that the cop chasing him wanted to pull him over for some strummed-upped charge to make his quota. The news that Tarkio riders were out on the streets and someone hadn’t made contact with him yet, bothered him.

He wanted to ride out and see what was going on. The responsibility of keeping the members safe and free fell to him. If they were in trouble, he needed to be out there. Not hiding away in the house waiting for them.

“Is everything okay?” Twyla frowned. “That call didn’t sound too good.”

“I need to stay here for a little longer,” he murmured, trying to figure out where the crew would go and what risks laid in their path.

“Well, you do what you have to do.” She walked past him. “I’m going to clean up and go to the store.”

He hooked her wrist before she could escape. “I can’t let you do that, sis.”

“Why?”

“Until I know it’s safe out there, you’re staying here with me.”

“I’m only going to the store.”

“It’ll have to wait.”

She studied him. He let go of her arm, and she used the opportunity to leave the room.

What happened between them would have to wait until later. He walked over to the front window and peeked outside. There were more cars parked along the street, not quite time for people to leave for work, or they were staying home on their day off, seeing as it was Saturday. An older man walked a dog on a lease, going in the opposite direction.

What was out there?

Where was his club?

ABOUT DEBRA KAYN

Debra Kayn is published by Grand Central Publishing, Simon & Schuster Publishing, Carina Press – Harlequin Enterprises Limited, and repped by agent, Stephany Evans of FinePrint Literary Management.

Believing everyone deserves to love and be loved, she takes the most unlikely characters and turns them into heroes and heroines.

She lives with her family in the Bitterroot Mountains of beautiful North Idaho where she enjoys the outdoors, the four seasons, and the wild animals that gather in her yard.

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Pre-Order Today! Blood & Bones: Cage by Jeanne St. James

Title: Blood & Bones: Cage

Series: Blood Fury MC #5
Author: Jeanne St. James
Genre: Contemporary MC Romance
Release Date: January 2, 2021
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When life takes a turn least expected, you better hang on tight…

When an unexpected delivery lands on Cage’s doorstep, the Blood Fury MC’s Road Captain realizes his future’s about to change. Forever.
He’s not ready to deal with the responsibility life just handed him and isn’t afraid to admit he needs help. Desperately.
The answer to his problem comes in the form of a strong, gorgeous woman he hasn’t seen in over twenty years. Since Jemma’s no longer a kid he can ignore, he must remind himself she’s only there for one reason. And causing problems between him and her brother, the club’s Sergeant at Arms, is definitely not one of them.
With her help, Cage slowly begins adjusting to the new normal his life has become. Until the Shirley Clan does the unthinkable. Now it’s up to him to make sure they regret stealing what’s his. With everything to lose, this will be the most important fight of his life.
Note: Blood & Bones: Cage is the fifth book in the Blood Fury MC series. As always, this book has no cheating, no cliffhanger and has an HEA. It’s recommended to read this series in order.

JEANNE ST. JAMES is a USA Today and international bestselling romance author who loves writing about strong women and alpha males. She was only thirteen when she first started writing. Her first published piece was an erotic short story in Playgirl magazine. She then went on to publish her first romance novel in 2009. She is now an author of almost fifty contemporary romances. She writes M/F, M/M, and M/M/F ménages, including interracial. Want to read a sample of her work? Download a free sampler book here: BookHip.com/MTQQKK

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Release Blitz: Merged With Him by Kylie Kent

Title: Merged With Him 
Series: The Merge Series #1
Author: Kylie Kent
Genre: Contemporary Romance



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This is a full length, steamy happily ever after romance. This is a standalone, no cliffhanger!! Book one in The Merge Series, all titles in this series are Standalones and can be read independently. 

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A recently graduated nurse with a painful past. A hot nightclub owner with darker interest. Two souls destined to merge as one, can they hold on to each other when someone is out to keep them apart?

Alyssa Summers, orphaned and raised within a broken system, is a fighter. She has focused her entire life on one goal, to graduate collage and have a stable, steady career. Her job in one of Sydney’s busiest ERs keeps her busy and the last thing on her mind is love. She learned the hard way not to rely on anyone other than herself. But when her eyes are captured by a pair of emerald green ones she can’t look away from, everything changes.

The Merge is the place to go when looking to unwind and experience an exciting night out. The ambitious and driven owner Zac Williamson knows what he wants and how to get it, and right now? He wants the beautiful blonde who just stepped into his club. 

When these two meet the sparks quickly explode into so much more. But are his secrets too twisted for her to accept? And even if she could, will she stay with him when she realizes that being his has put a deadly target on her back?

Merged with him is a full length instant love, steamy, suspenseful contemporary romance.  This book is recommended for 18+  If you love dirty-talking alpha males and strong female leads then this is the book for you.


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Kylie made the leap from kindergarten teacher to romance author, living out her dream to deliver sexy, always and forever romances. She loves a happily ever after story with tons of built in steam.

She currently resides in Sydney, Australia and when she is not dreaming up the latest romance she can be found spending time with her three children and her husband of twenty years, her very own real life instant-love.

Kylie loves to hear from her readers, you can reach her at author.kylie.kent@gmail.com


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Release Blitz: Twisted Road Of Darkness by Rayne Matthews


Title: Twisted Road Of Darkness 
Author: Rayne Matthews 
Genre: Dark Romance 
Release Date: November 27th 


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They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions…

Not in Baby’s hell.

Cecilia “Baby” Lozano has been in a brutal lifelong war with the most powerful man in the Soulless Ryders Motorcycle Club—her father.

In her desperation to be free of his control, she breaks his number one rule and falls for “Dodger,” his second in command.

Hiding the truth gets harder by the day, and Baby finds herself calling on her own demons to escape her father’s prison.

With her childhood choked by lies and her innocence smeared in blood, she’s determined to fight and take back what’s left of her life.


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Rayne Matthews was born in the Desert of Southern California, and now resides in Los Angeles, with her husband, four children, two dogs, and a maniacal cat. After the “zoo” is closed each night, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and writing stories that make people question her sanity. Twisted Road Of Darkness is Rayne’s Debut book soon to be released on November 27th.


Cover Reveals: Sheriff’s Secret by K Webster & Kian’s Focus by Misty Walker

Sheriff’s Secret

A Brigs Ferry Bay Novel
by K Webster
Publication Date: December 29, 2020
Genres: M/M Romance

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From USA Today bestselling author K Webster comes a steamy and emotional MM romance!
When you’re the sheriff of Brigs Ferry Bay, certain things are expected of you.
Marry a local girl, settle down, have a few kids. You know, the small-town dream.
But I’ve got a secret I’m terrified will get out.
I’m gay.
Not bi. Not curious. Not confused.
Just gay.
So, settling for that dream won’t be happening.
If this secret gets out, the people I serve and protect, especially my father, won’t be accepting.
I’m not brave like my high school sweetheart, Kian.
The day he came out was the day I had to let him go, and with it, love.
I’ve done a great job of pretending I’m perfectly fine being single. Until a villainous and annoyingly charming new B&B owner, Dante Kincaid, rolls into town. The spark between us is electric and undeniable. He wants to give me a taste of what he has to offer, and better yet, he vows to be discreet. I’m too selfish to refuse.
But my secret is still a heavy burden, leaving me handcuffed to expectations and unable to fully grasp what I want—him. History has a way of repeating itself, but this time around, with Dante, it’ll hurt a lot worse.
I have to decide if I’m going to let love slip away again or if I’m going to finally fight for it.
***Brigs Ferry Bay is a steamy MM romance series. While each book can be read as a standalone, in order to get the full experience, they’re best read in order. Enemies to lovers, friends to lovers, hurt comfort, age-gap romance, and so much more. Fall in love with the charming small-town gay romances of Brigs Ferry Bay…***

About K. Webster


K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in “Tornado Alley” with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens.

Kian’s Focus

A Brigs Ferry Bay Novel
by Misty Walker
Publication Date: January 12, 2021
Genres: M/M Romance

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I lost my boyfriend on the night I had planned to propose.
It was a horrific accident that was all my fault.
I gave up and resigned myself into a life of obscurity.
Until I got a call that my sister, Sara, needed me.
It gave me purpose and I ran to her rescue.
Because that’s what I’ve done our whole lives.
That’s how I ended up in Brigs Ferry Bay.
But when I showed up, things were so much worse than I thought.
She was sullen, fragile, and sinking into a depression I didn’t know how I’d get her out of.
Together, we were drowning.
Until I met Kian.
He’s everything I’m not.
Bouncy, bubbly, full of life, and an innate ability to make everything better.
He makes me believe I can be happy again.
Now the unthinkable has happened and Sara is on the verge of losing her life.
Once again, it’s all my fault.
Kian had clouded my vision with promises of hope and forever.
I was so stupid to believe I could be happy again.
I try push him away.
To shove him out of the darkness that follows me.
I don’t want him to suffer the future fate had secured me to.
But Kian’s focus is on me
And he’s used to getting what he wants.
*Brigs Ferry Bay is a steamy MM romance series.
While each book can be read as a standalone, to get the full experience, they’re best read in order.
Enemies to lovers, friends to lovers, hurt comfort, age-gap romance, and so much more.
Fall in love with the charming small town gay romances of Brigs Ferry Bay…

About Misty Walker


Misty Walker has been writing stories, articles, and poems since junior high. Preferring to stay behind the scenes until now, she has been an avid romance reader, a blogger, and an audiobook proofer for the last fifteen years. Growing up in a nomadic household, Misty has lived all up and down the western USA, but recently settled in Reno, Nevada. Misty is a mom to two kids who are slowly trying to kill her, but they are cute, so she will keep them. She just celebrated her sixteen-year anniversary with her computer geek husband and has two dogs, Dunkin and Dutch, that are her constant companions while she happily reads and writes her life away.

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Cover Reveal: Lost In Christmas Wonderland by Annabelle John-Ligali

Title: Lost In Christmas Wonderland 
Author: Annabelle John-Ligali 
Genre: Children’s Holiday Fiction
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When ten-year-old Bella Matthews and her mum, Isabel, visit granny Sylta in the snowy village of Lakersfield for Christmas, it turns out there is more in store than just Christmas cake and a ton of presents. When she arrives, she meets her cousin Rita, and a boy called Tommy for the first time and catches up with her friend Iris again too. Together they discover an exciting attraction is in town: A giant Christmas Wonderland Theme Park.

They are dazzled by hundreds of decorated Christmas trees, a Musical Nativity, a Santa Parade, an Upside Down House, and many more attractions.

But Bella ends up having an unexpected adventure of her own as she dances with pot-bellied Santas, discovers a palace made entirely out of glass, wanders into an intriguing puzzle room, and treks for miles to find shelter on a snowy night.
Can Bella find her way back to granny Sylta’s house in time for Christmas dinner?

Lost in Christmas Wonderland is a story about courage, kindness, friendship, the importance of family, and the magic of Christmas


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Annabelle lives in London. The inspiration for her book came after she visited Winter Wonderland in London’s Hyde Park in November 2019 with her mum, dad, little brother Andre, and granny Sylta.


It was here she first saw an Upside Down House and had heaps of fun filming and visiting all of the rooms. Annabelle was so fascinated that she decided to vlog about it. Click here to watch the video.

 
Shortly after her visit, she thought how fun it would be to write a story about a girl who visits a Christmas theme park with some friends and goes on a little adventure. 


Outside of school, Annabelle enjoys playing with her brother, vlogging about books that she’s read, vlogging about places she’s visited on her Annabelle Presents platform, and making up dance routines to songs that are trending on Tiktok. When she wants to have a giggle, she plays Guess Who with her mum. 


She also likes to bake cookies and her favourite Caribbean coconut fried bakes. Her favourite authors are Alesha Dixon, Jaqueline Wilson, David Walliams and Ben Miller. She also likes reading magazines; Cocoa Girl and is a subscriber of First News For Kids which are her favourites.
This is Annabelle’s first book, and she hopes you like it.



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Release Blitz: Tainted Love by Jamie Roberts

Title: Tainted Love 
Author: Jaimie Roberts
Genre: Dark Romance/Taboo 

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At one time you were my reason to breathe,

So immersed in our love, I’m forbidden to leave.

What was once so innocent, we infected with lies,

Sucked deep into the darkness, I can no longer rise.

Troubled souls we are, but I cannot break away,

So loyal to you, I choose to stay.

But I’m harbouring a secret that will tear us apart,

My feelings so strong, I keep following my heart.

One day my betrayal will be revealed,

And that day grows closer with each lie concealed.

I know you will kill whoever gets in your way,

And for that reason alone, I should never stay.

My body is yours, but it will never be enough,

Forever trapped I am in our tainted love.


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Jaimie Roberts was born in London, but moved to Gibraltar in 2001. She is married with two sons, and in her spare time, she writes.
In June 2013, Jaimie published her first book, Take a Breath, with the second released in November 2013. With the reviews, Jaimie took time out to read and learn how to become a better writer. She gets tremendous enjoyment out of writing, and even more so from the feedback she receives.


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Release Blitz: One Step After Another by Bethany-Kris

ONE STEP AFTER ANOTHER

by Bethany-Kris
The After Another Trilogy, book #1
Publication Date: September 14, 2020
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Crime Thriller, Organized Crime


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He finds the unfindable, but she’s terribly good at hiding …

Penny Dunsworth is dead.

Well, she should be—a piece of her certainly is. The broken girl she once was no longer exists. Now a trained assassin for The League, she’s turned into the worst nightmare for the monsters who once haunted her every waking moment. She has to be … it’s the only way to keep her past safe. That is if she can keep it from catching up.

Luca Puzza is chasing a ghost.

He’s never once been able to catch her in the five years that he spent searching. Until now. The promise he made to find the girl who disappeared without a trace turned into an obsession that changed his life. But the woman he was looking for is only a shadow of who he finds. She’s dangerous … for his heart and life, and so are the secrets she’s protecting.

One can only play with monsters for so long before they start to notice you’re not the same. In this world, predators can just as easily become prey.

Except she stopped being a victim long ago.
And it’s time for this to end.

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Note: One Step After Another is book one of the After Another trilogy following the same couple over a journey that takes them from present, to past, to future. The books should be read in order. The trilogy discusses triggering topics that may be uncomfortable for some. Please be advised and read at your own discretion.

“Where are we going?” Penny asked when they rounded another corner.

“Not far now. Ditch the wig.”

What?”

Luca ripped off his leather jacket and handed it over, barking, “Put this on and ditch the wig—now.”

She did as they came to a dank alley with only one door and several trash dumpsters. Moving in front of the dark green metal door that had clearly seen better days with all its dings and scuffs, Luca banged his fist five times against the middle. There wasn’t a handle on the outside but that was common for this place. There was only one official entrance but even that was hard to find.

Which was the point.

He banged on the door again.

To no avail.

Yet.

“This is a dead end,” Penny hissed at him.

“Only on the surface,” he replied. “Just trust me. We need a minute. That’s all.”

“We don’t have a minute. They were right behind us!”

Quiet.”

She’d tossed the wig into a dumpster. His jacket fit her well, though. The shouts from outside the alley gave away the fact that the chase wasn’t over yet, and if he didn’t figure out something soon, then …

Fuck it.

Luca banged on the door one more time and then he moved for Penny. He didn’t give her time to react before he reached down and ripped three holes into her black tights. Exposing her thighs and knees, he rubbed his hands into the dirt on the ground and marred her creamy, white exposed skin to dirty her up.

“What the fuck are you doing?” she asked, the pitch of her tone raising to a level he had never heard.

“Shut up and play along.”

“Play—”

He flipped up the hood of his sweater, thrust his hands into the messy braid that had fallen from her wig to mess it up even more, and then slammed her back into the brick wall of the building. The instinct of self-preservation kicked in for Penny, making her fist Luca’s sweater when her burning gaze met his.

Fight or flight.

He knew that all too well. Too bad he couldn’t give her the opportunity to do either.

Luca banged on the door right beside them one more time. “We just need another minute. That’s all.”

“You’re going to get us kill—”

No, he wasn’t.

Trust was earned, though.

“Hey, I hear something over here, man!”

Luca didn’t have any more time to prepare Penny for what he was going to do next, so he just did it. His lips crashed down on hers without warning. Her hands flexed harder into his sweater, simultaneously pushing him away but then pulling him closer when her eyes blew wide, and she realized what he was doing. The fast exploration of his hands down the curves of her hips came to a stop at the tight cinch of her waist, and he felt every single shiver that he earned from her for it, too.

He liked it.

Didn’t want to admit it.

But he did.

She tasted like pure heat and felt like silk. Even with the dirt on his palms as a barrier between his hands and her body. Even with her trembling lips working against his. Her shuddering breath let him deepen the kiss, make it look real.

Even if it felt that way already.

He didn’t have a choice. That’s what he would keep telling himself, anyway. They only needed another minute and—

Yo—what the fuck are you two doing?”

One of the dumpsters had allowed Luca and Penny a bit of privacy from the two men standing at the end of the alleyway in the light. The shadows helped even more to keep them from further view.

He bared his teeth and glared. “Fuck off—I paid for this. Get your own.”

Luca knew how it would appear. A guy and a hooker in a dank alley next to a dirty dumpster. The dead end wouldn’t lead the pursuers to anything worth chasing. And those men weren’t really looking for him in the first place.

The two men passed a look between each other. Penny’s leg came up to hook around Luca’s hip, showing off one of the rips and dirt on her skin. Nothing else, though. It did, however, push their bodies closer together, doing nothing to hide the erection growing under his jeans.

Fuck.

Why was his throat so tight?

ABOUT BETHANY-KRIS

Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.

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