Cover Reveal - 2021, New Releases

Cover Reveal – The Bromantic Comedies by Erin Mallon

The Bromantic Comedies, an all-new compilation of audio plays from bestselling author and narrator Erin Mallon is coming January 27th and we have the amazing cover!

A paintball battleground. A wrestling mat for sleep-deprived new daddies. A feminine product aisle in the local drugstore. These are some of the places where men connect… at least in The Bromantic Comedies.

A compilation of humorous and heartfelt plays exploring what it means to be “masculine” in a world where men are supposed to be tough.

Pre-order your copy today! Amazon: https://amzn.to/3953TNz Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/BromanticCom Amazon Paperback: https://amzn.to/35d7tEg Audible: http://adbl.co/3rYLTgL

Cover Designer: Qamber Designs

Meet Erin Erin Mallon’s debut romantic comedy novel, Flirtasaurus, releases in July 2020. She is an award-winning narrator of over 450 books and an accomplished playwright and producer in New York City. She has written over 40 plays, which have been produced Off-Broadway and all over the country, including These Walls Can Talk, a raucous theatrical love letter to the romance audiobook community. She lives in a little yellow house on the outskirts of NYC with her husband and Three J’s.

Connect with Erin Facebook: https://bit.ly/2XKvu2t Instagram: https://bit.ly/3f0xYPY Twitter: https://bit.ly/3eYTzrP Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2UkbMZ6 Bookbub: https://bit.ly/2Ab8Abo Stay up-to-date with Erin, sign up for her mailing list: http://eepurl.com/b_Ym75 Website: https://bit.ly/37akDBZ

Release Day/New Release, Year in Releases - 2020

Audio Release – Beyond the Masks by Nicky F. Grant

AUDIO RELEASE BLITZ
Title: Beyond the Masks
Series: Beyond Surrender #1
Author: Nicky F. Grant
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Narrator: Noah Michael Levine
Audio Release Date: April 1, 2020
BLURB
Can betrayal and obsession lead to love?

Shane Vaughn has it all. Well, almost. Fame, success, and money can only get her so far. After surviving a devastating heartbreak at the hands of the all-consuming Jacob Andrews, she’s demanding no-strings, uncomplicated liaisons from now on.

Where could she find a simple distraction from Jacob? The exclusive pleasure club, The Resort.

The masked Dom with the blue-eyed gaze could work. He was hypnotizing and mysterious, rendering her powerless. A seductively simple decision.

Unless the masked Dom is Gavin Mayne. A pompous, arrogant, and commanding man. A talent director determined to take Shane’s job. But how can he control an Alpha woman? Force her submission and have her kneeling at his feet.

That is until Jacob Andrews demands a second chance. He couldn’t let Shane go, especially into the arms of another man. She was the love of his life but will she forgive him for what he’s done?

A dangerous combination of betrayal and obsession will surface. But when secrets are revealed, who will be the last man standing?

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51428501-beyond-the-masks

PURCHASE LINKS

Audible: https://adbl.co/2y6SRIP
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2y4Q6Ik
Apple Books: https://apple.co/3c7njRM

Also available in ebook

US: https://amzn.to/2QecKmd
UK: https://amzn.to/2JyFRAz
CA: https://amzn.to/2Hq54KZ
AU: https://amzn.to/2VD139O

Free in Kindle Unlimited

AUDIO SAMPLE

https://youtu.be/yj-yqdhNHb8

ALSO AVAILABLE

#2 Beyond the Truth

US: https://amzn.to/2Q8u8sC
UK: https://amzn.to/2WgPOIw
CA: https://amzn.to/2Ekh2Ur
AU: https://amzn.to/2YACxYX

Free in Kindle Unlimited

#3 Beyond Her Desire

US: https://amzn.to/2JMp39b
UK: https://amzn.to/2W2sFp1
CA: https://amzn.to/2WefAxX
AU: https://amzn.to/2HLMeOx

Free in Kindle Unlimited

AUTHOR BIO

Erotic romance is my game. Alpha males and strong heroines tickle my fancy and spark the words on the page. There’s something enthralling about the emotional bond of kink that fuels my characters’ crazy decisions toward love.

I’m a Pittsburgh author who loves naps, cuddles with my doggo, and hanging with my husband. And reading? I love steamy AF books that tug on every emotion.

AUTHOR LINKS

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nickyfgrant
Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/grantsgoddesses
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Nicky-F.-Grant/e/B079FFRCMV
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/nicky-f-grant
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nickyfgrant
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/nickyfgrant

Release Day/New Release, RomCom

New Audiobook Release – Surprise, Baby! by Lex Martin and Leslie McAdam

Surprise, Baby! by Lex Martin & Leslie McAdam is Available Now in AUDIO!
*******
Narrators: Jacob Morgan & Muffy Newtown

Amazon — https://amzn.to/2ZCy08R
Audible Direct — https://adbl.co/2Ks900A

There’s a fine line between lust and hate.

I don’t care that Drew Merritt spent the last year transforming himself from grungy slob to sexy playboy. With messy, dirty blond hair and gorgeous eyes, his looks aren’t the problem.

His mouth is.

And the stupid things that come out of it.

But after an emergency strands us together, and he does his damnedest to take care of me…

Let’s just say there’s one thing we don’t clash on.

And it doesn’t involve talking.

I’ve despised Drew since I met him years ago. One weekend can’t change us that much, can it?

Spoiler alert: It doesn’t.

Except he left me a little keepsake.

And in nine months, I’ll have a surprise for Portland’s most notorious player.

Prefer ebooks? It’s LIVE RIGHT NOW!

Amazon ⇢ https://amzn.to/2Vt2usK
Apple ⇢ https://apple.co/2GWbdAx
Nook ⇢ http://bit.ly/2VuAaGp
Kobo ⇢ http://bit.ly/2RtZ1uN
Google ⇢ http://bit.ly/2F4cNyk

ADD to your TBR ⇢ http://bit.ly/2C3167n

 

About the Authors

Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two small children. Leslie’s first published book, The Sun and the Moon, won a 2015 Watty, which is the world’s largest online writing competition. She’s gone on to receive additional literary awards and has been featured in multiple publications, including Cosmopolitan.com. Her books have been Top 100 Bestsellers on both Amazon and Apple Books. Leslie is employed by day but spends her nights writing about the men of your fantasies.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lesliemcadamauthor
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LeslieMcAdam
Website: http://www.lesliemcadamauthor.com/
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2qj9LL4
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14542197.Leslie_McAdam
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/981750415193781/

Lex Martin is the USA Today bestselling author of Shameless and The Dearest Series. She writes contemporary romances, the sexy kind with lotsa angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When she’s not writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher. She loves printing black and white photos, listening to music on vinyl, and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust, she’s lived all over the country but currently resides in the City of Angels with her husband and twin daughters.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LexMartinAuthor/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexlaughs
Website: www.lexmartinwrites.com
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2qiWEtA
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2qa7suR

New Releases, RomCom

PREORDER BLITZ – Surprise, Baby! by Lex Martin and Leslie McAdam AUDIOBOOK

Surprise, Baby! by Lex Martin & Leslie McAdam is coming soon in AUDIO!
Preorder Now!

Amazon — https://amzn.to/2ZCy08R
Audible Direct — https://adbl.co/2Ks900A

There’s a fine line between lust and hate.

I don’t care that Drew Merritt spent the last year transforming himself from grungy slob to sexy playboy. With messy, dirty blond hair and gorgeous eyes, his looks aren’t the problem.

His mouth is.

And the stupid things that come out of it.

But after an emergency strands us together, and he does his damnedest to take care of me…

Let’s just say there’s one thing we don’t clash on.

And it doesn’t involve talking.

I’ve despised Drew since I met him years ago. One weekend can’t change us that much, can it?

Spoiler alert: It doesn’t.

Except he left me a little keepsake.

And in nine months, I’ll have a surprise for Portland’s most notorious player.

Prefer ebooks? It’s LIVE RIGHT NOW!

Amazon ⇢ https://amzn.to/2Vt2usK
Apple ⇢ https://apple.co/2GWbdAx
Nook ⇢ http://bit.ly/2VuAaGp
Kobo ⇢ http://bit.ly/2RtZ1uN
Google ⇢ http://bit.ly/2F4cNyk

ADD to your TBR ⇢ http://bit.ly/2C3167n

About the Authors

Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two small children. Leslie’s first published book, The Sun and the Moon, won a 2015 Watty, which is the world’s largest online writing competition. She’s gone on to receive additional literary awards and has been featured in multiple publications, including Cosmopolitan.com. Her books have been Top 100 Bestsellers on both Amazon and Apple Books. Leslie is employed by day but spends her nights writing about the men of your fantasies.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lesliemcadamauthor
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LeslieMcAdam
Website: http://www.lesliemcadamauthor.com/
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2qj9LL4
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14542197.Leslie_McAdam
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/981750415193781/

Lex Martin is the USA Today bestselling author of Shameless and The Dearest Series. She writes contemporary romances, the sexy kind with lotsa angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When she’s not writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher. She loves printing black and white photos, listening to music on vinyl, and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust, she’s lived all over the country but currently resides in the City of Angels with her husband and twin daughters.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LexMartinAuthor/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexlaughs
Website: www.lexmartinwrites.com
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2qiWEtA
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2qa7suR

Release Day/New Release

AUDIOBOOK RELEASE: Austin by Jeannine Colette and Lauren Runow

We’re celebrating the audiobook release of AUSTIN: A Sexton Brothers Novel by Jeannine Colette and Lauren Runow!  One-Click your ebook for #99cents then download the audiobook!

Title: Austin: A Sexton Brothers Novel

Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
PURCHASE HERE–>
Audiblehttps://amzn.to/2ITzCUP
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2BsaofQ
Apple: https://apple.co/2ZBS63h
B&N: http://bit.ly/2WOfzfs
Kobo: Coming Soon!
Google: http://bit.ly/2ILk85j
Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2LJVXYF
Book Description

“Tell me a secret,” I ask.

“I’m falling for you.”

Austin Sexton is a bad-boy media mogul and heir to the Sexton Empire. On the outside, he’s a whiskey-slinging bachelor with the world on a string. Problem is, strings break easily.

Deep within lies a war hero who refuses accolades. He buries his pain with his vices, and against my better judgment, I’ve become one of them.

No matter how hard I try to push him away, his secrets draw me in. This man, who appears careless, has passion. If I were looking for someone in my life, I could see myself falling for a guy like him.

Good thing love is the last thing I’m looking for.

*The Sexton Brothers novels are stand-alone books that can be read in any order.

Meet Bryce and Tanner Sexton!
Bryce
Kobo: Coming Soon!
Tanner:
Kobo: Coming Soon!

 About the Author:

Lauren Runow is the author of multiple Adult Contemporary Romance novels, some more dirty than others. When Lauren isn’t writing, you’ll find her listening to music, at her local CrossFit, reading, or at the baseball field with her boys. Her only vice is coffee, and she swears it makes her a better mom!

Lauren is a graduate from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and is the founder and co-owner of the community magazine she and her husband publish. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons.

You can also stay in touch through the social media links below.

Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/laurenjrunow

Instagram at https://instagram.com/Lauren_Runow/

BookBub at https://www.bookbub.com/authors/laure…

Twitter at https://twitter.com/LaurenRunow

Join her reader group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/16285…

or sign up for her newsletter at http://eepurl.com/btD6j9

Jeannine Colette is the author of the Abandon Collection – a series of stand-alone novels featuring dynamic heroines who have to abandon their reality in order to discover themselves . . . and love along the way. Each book features a new couple, exciting new city and a rose of a different color.

A graduate of Wagner College and the New York Film Academy, Jeannine went on to become a Segment Producer for television shows on CBS and NBC. She left the television industry to focus on her children and pursue a full-time writing career. She lives in New York with her husband, the three tiny people she adores more than life itself, and a rescue pup named Wrigley.

Jeannine and her family are active supporters of The March of Dimes and Strivright The Auditory-Oral School of New York.
http://jeanninecolette.com/

New Releases

Audio Reveal – Instant Gratification by Lauren Blakely

AUDIO REVEAL!!!

Spurred by listener interest and fan response to her first multicast in Birthday Suit, Lauren Blakely is planning another full-cast narration for a standalone romance. Her September release, Instant Gratification, will be performed by 15 narrators!

A star-studded production of a new standalone romance from number one New York Times best-selling author Lauren Blakely, performed by a full cast of 15 narrators. Led by Andi Arndt and Shane East, the all-star cast also includes award winners and fan favorites: Vikas Adam, Bahni Turpin, Scott Brick, Zachary Webber, Jason Clarke, Emma Wilder, Hillary Huber, Joe Arden, Grace Grant, Marisa Calin, Lili Valente, newcomer Adam Lau and Sebastian York in a special performance as his most beloved character in a Lauren Blakely book — Nick Hammer…

Watch the announcement video here:
https://youtu.be/nhLO7DXFhfw

PREORDER
Audiobook preorder coming in late July (to receive an alert for it: http://www.subscribepage.com/LaurenAudio)

✦Kindle ➜ https://blkly.pub/InstantKindle
✦Apple Books ➜ https://blkly.pub/AppleInstant
✦Kobo ➜ https://blkly.pub/KoboInstant
✦Nook ➜ https://blkly.pub/NookInstant
✦Google Play ➜ https://blkly.pub/GoogleInstant
✦Paperback ➜ https://amzn.to/2VZ98Ks

Blurb:
Snagging a date? Not a problem. But one that meets my special requirements?

As the premier best-man-for hire in all of Manhattan, I promise discretion, so when I need a plus one for a couple of “I dos,” she needs to be A-Plus in reliability.

Fortunately, I have a brilliant solution in asking my best friend’s sister to go on my arm. Truly is my good friend, too, and I trust her completely. Just look how discreet she’s been about the time we spent the night together. But, it was only once, and it was months ago. We’ve been the souls of restraint ever since. I’m sure we can make it through these weddings without banging each other in the limo.

Probably.

Plus, she needs my help with a business proposal. A little I’ll-scratch-your-back-you-scratch-mine doesn’t have to lead to the bedroom, right?

Good thing we know our way around the friend zone. The treacherous, torturous all-too-easy to slide out of friend zone…

Instant Gratification is told from the hero’s POV, so if you loved Big Rock, Mister O, or Full Package, you’ll devour this new standalone rom-com!

 

About the Author:
A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. Her heroines are strong and smart and her heroes have hearts of gold and fantastic funny bones. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she’s sold more than 3 million books.

In June she’ll release SATISFACTION GUARANTEED and in September INSTANT GRATIFICATION.

She’d love to give you a free book today! Check out her web site to grab your free read: laurenblakely.com/one-free-book/

Connect w/Lauren:
Website: http://www.laurenblakely.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurenBlakelyBooks
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LaurenBlakely3
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenblakelybooks/
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/lauren-blakely
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2YzfGNv
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6860216.Lauren_Blakely

Release Day/New Release

Audio Blitz – Trinity

AUDIO BLITZ
Title: Trinity
Author: M. Never
Genre: Erotic Romance
Narrator: Muffy Newtown
Audio Release Date: November 5, 2018

BLURB

Two seductive strangers.
One scandalous night.
A trinity of temptation.

It was only supposed to be a single encounter. A night stripped of sexual inhibitions.

We were never supposed to become romantically involved.

But they were alluring and irresistible.

They were also the enemy.

Their company wants to take the one thing that means anything to me.

Now, I’m navigating a dicey path. Loving two men who can destroy me in a multitude of ways. They can shatter my heart, wreck my dreams, but worst of all, demolish the only place I’ve ever called home.

Trinity is 30k word M/M/F standalone novella. And, like with all M. Never works, spare panties may be required.

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30234440-trinity

PURCHASE LINKS

Audible: http://1click.bz/TrinityAudio

Also available as an eBook – only 99c!

US: http://amzn.to/296RImb
UK: http://amzn.to/298dUy0
CA: https://amzn.to/2yDg0jv
AU: https://amzn.to/2CJDruq
B&N: http://bit.ly/2ObKyOf
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2zbUXnY
Apple Books: https://apple.co/2OY5oGs

AUTHOR BIO

M. Never resides in New York City. When she’s not researching ways to tie up her characters in compromising positions, you can usually find her at the gym kicking the crap out of a punching bag, or eating at some new trendy restaurant.

She has a dependence on sushi and a fetish for boots. Fall is her favorite season.

She is surrounded by family and friends she wouldn’t trade for the world and is a little in love with her readers. The more the merrier. So make sure to say hi!

AUTHOR LINKS

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bftdnH
Website: http://mneverauthor.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/M.NeverAuthor
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1529848357249094
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MNeverAuthor
Instagram: https://instagram.com/mneverauthor
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8415462.M_Never
Goodreads Group: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/161286-m-never-books
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1RxuMYy

Blog Tour, Excerpt/Teaser Share

Audible Tour – Lover

Lover
Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
Series: Survivor, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 08-31-18
Language: English
Publisher: TTC Publishing

 

Life has not always been kind to Shannon Dupree. On the outside, he’s carefree and fun loving, but when it comes to his past, he’s evasive and secretive. Running away from emotionally bereft parents at just 15, Shannon escapes life with them but steps into the waiting arms of the devil. 
 
Rory Landers is a rising star at the Bureau. His personal life, however, is nothing to write home about. He hopes to take his limited relationship with Frank Moore to the next level when they finally solve the Langford murder case, but that doesn’t turn out as planned. On the plus side, he meets free-spirited college senior Shannon Dupree.
 
Rand Davis finds himself 40-something and single when his partner of more than a decade is unfaithful. Taking over the Cold Case Squad frees up some of his time, and Rand welcomes newfound friendships within the Langford-Moore family circle. He thinks relationships are not in the cards for him until he meets an agent with an attitude and a vivacious blond that make him want so much more. 
 
Past, present, pain, and suffering collide, ushering in the possibility of a life and love worth fighting for. Although their personalities couldn’t be more different, their three hearts beat the same. Shannon, Rory, and Rand learn the definition of love, commitment, and strength, and if they allow themselves, the trio will find all that and more – in each other. 
 
NOTE: This is the sequel to Survivor. The stories should be heard in order.
 
©2018 TM Smith (P)2018 TM Smith
 
Buy links: Audible | iTunes
 

 

 
Prologue
 
Shannon 2010
 
Heart hammering in his chest, hands shaking, Shannon handed the attendant his ticket. The light on the scanner turned green and beeped, and he almost wept with joy. “Enjoy your flight, sir.” He nodded, took the piece of paper, and stuffed it into his jeans pocket, forcing himself to walk the long hallway to the plane and not run for his life, which was basically what he was doing. By now, Bruce would know what Shannon had done—that he wasn’t at work and he wouldn’t be coming home.
 
It had taken a year of patience and planning, convincing Bruce that he truly wanted to volunteer three days a week at a local homeless shelter. Then he saved every spare penny he could collect to purchase his ticket to freedom. His steps faltered when he remembered the last time he’d tried to leave. It was the angriest he’d ever seen Bruce, and that was saying a lot since the last three years of his life were consumed by his once-gentle lover’s anger and twisted pleasures. The early stages of their relationship were the happiest times of Shannon’s life. Bruce was gorgeous and kind; he listened to Shannon—seemed to support his aspirations to become a dancer and make a better life for himself far away from the home he shared with his emotionally distant parents that paid more attention to alcohol and arguments than to their fifteen-year-old son. Bruce was kind and romantic, luring him with promises of love and a life where they could be partners, equals. And Shannon fell for him…hook, line, and sinker.
 
He sucked in a ragged breath, barely biting back the scream clawing its way up his throat when someone bumped into him from behind. “Oh my, so sorry.” Shannon looked over his shoulder, nodding at the little old lady that grinned up at him. “Once the suitcase starts rolling, it’s hard for me to stop it sometimes.” She chuckled.
 
“It’s okay, no worries.” He exhaled sharply, the tension in his shoulders slowly releasing. He couldn’t be so jumpy; it might draw attention he desperately needed to avoid. But he couldn’t let his guard down either. Bruce and his driver, Tuan—also known as Shannon’s warden—could very well be in the terminal that very minute searching for him. Willing his body to relax, Shannon managed to put one foot in front of the other until he was tucked away in his window seat, his backpack that held everything he now owned under the seat in front of him.
 
The last thing he expected was the flood of emotions that slammed into him the moment the plane was in the air: Relief at not being caught this time and dragged back to Bruce’s condo—to be beaten and starved for weeks until he begged for mercy and promised he’d never try to leave again. Sadness for the minuscule amount of love he rarely received that he was now losing. Panic, frustration, and self-loathing…why? Now that he was finally close enough to the light at the end of the tunnel to flip the switch, did he really have the strength and courage to do so? How would he live? Hell, where would he live? He was an eighteen-year-old with no job, no home, no family or friends, and the few thousand dollars he’d managed to save over the past twelve months wouldn’t go far. He’d left his wallet in his locker at work with everything except his ID and Social Security card still inside. He’d removed the Sim card from his iPhone, stomped on it, and then flushed it down the toilet. His backpack held several changes of clothes, toiletries, a well-worn copy of Pride and Prejudice, and a cheap knockoff MP3 player he’d picked up at a shop in the airport since he’d left his iPhone in the cab, on purpose.
 
Reaching up, Shannon pulled the hood of his jacket over his head and leaned his forehead against the cool glass window, staring down at the specks of light as the plane climbed higher into the sky, carrying him farther away from Seattle. Tears blurred his vision, but he welcomed them. Finally, he was free.
 
 

 

First book in the series, Survivor…
 

 

 
Taylor Langford’s world is torn apart when he is only thirteen years old—his parents killed, leaving him alone and orphaned. With no living relatives, he’d certainly be another statistic if not for the intervention of the policeman who found Taylor in the crawl space where his mother hid him that fateful night. Despite the tragedy and resulting anguish in his life, Taylor knows how lucky he is.
 
Frank Moore is a rookie with the Dallas Police Department when he and his partner answer a call in Devonshire, one of the city’s more affluent neighborhoods. They think the young boy in various pictures throughout the home has been kidnapped until they find him, shaken but alive. Officer Moore recognizes the pain in the kid’s eyes, having lost his own mother to cancer when he was just a boy. He steps in, making sure Taylor is placed with a loving foster family. Over the years, Frank becomes a permanent fixture in Taylor’s life.
A decade later, the case remains unsolved and the once gangly, uncertain teenager is now a college graduate who knows exactly what he wants. He’s coming home to the man that helped mold and shape his life, the man he’s loved for as long as he can remember, Frank Moore. But Taylor isn’t the only person returning to Dallas, and while Frank is distracted by his own conflicting feelings and the new bond growing between the two, the past creeps up on them, determined to finish what was started ten years earlier.
 
 
A note from the author…
I hope you enjoy Frank and Taylor’s story. It’s been a long road to get them settled, but I’m happy with where this story has taken them. When I started this book, the intent was to write a stand-alone story, but that has changed. Characters continually evolve throughout the writing process, and there are several characters in the book that want to tell their story. I’ve grown especially fond of Rory and I can’t wait to write his book, which will take us back to when he first joined the Bureau, and continue on to his happy ever after.
 
Please be advised: This is a May/December romance, and as in life, there are sexual situations that take place prior to the main characters finding their way to one another. This is not gratuitous; it is meant to show character growth and self-realization. There is absolutely no cheating.
 
 
Buy links…
 
 
 
 
A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; TM Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. A Texas transplant, she now calls DFW her home. Most days she can be found curled up with a good book, or ticking away on her next novel.
Smith is a single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Besides her writing, she is passionate about Autism advocacy and LGBT rights. Because, seriously people, Love is Love!
Author links: Amazon || Smashwords || Website || Facebook || Twitter

 

 
 
 
Excerpt/Teaser Share, New Releases

Audio Blitz – Ugly

AUDIO BLITZ
Title: Ugly
Author: Margaret McHeyzer
Genre: YA/NA
Narrator: Becca Ballenger
Audio Release Date: August 7, 2018

BLURB 

From New York Times bestselling author Margaret McHeyzer….

If I were dead, I wouldn’t be able to see.
If I were dead, I wouldn’t be able to feel.
If I were dead, he’d never raise his hand to me again.
If I were dead, his words wouldn’t cut as deep as they do.
If I were dead, I’d be beautiful and I wouldn’t be so…ugly.

I’m not dead…but I wish I was.

GOODREADS LINK:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25987654-ugly

BOOK TRAILER

https://youtu.be/szh5JBd5fbs

PURCHASE LINKS

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Prologue

It’s days like today I wish I was dead.
“Lily Anderson, you get your ugly ass out here right this minute. Don’t make me come after you,” Daddy screams.
He’s so angry. I knew the moment I heard him come home from work I was in for it. I was in my bedroom, lying on the floor trying to do my math. He slammed the front door so hard the windows in my room shook.
And then I knew, I knew I was in for it.
“Lily Anderson!” he yells again.
As soon as I heard him yell I ran to my hiding spot. I’m inside the closet in the hallway, wedged as far into the corner as I can get. Mom’s old coat hangs in front of me and I can still smell a faint waft of the perfume she used to wear.
“Lily Anderson!” he shouts. I can hear the anger in his voice and I can already feel the pain he’s going to inflict on me when he opens the closet door. I know what’s coming.
I close my eyes tight, scrunching them up so no light can seep through. I put my hands over my ears so I can’t hear him.
“I swear to God; if I have to find you, you will not sit for a month.”
My knees are folded into my chest. I’m trying to make myself small, invisible, so he forgets I’m here. I’m rocking myself, trying to block out what he’s saying.
School is safe. School is safe. School is safe. I keep repeating the mantra because in a few short hours I’ll be back at school. Maybe tomorrow I can go to the library after school, stay there until it closes and then sneak in after Dad’s passed out, because he’s had too much to drink.
It was never like this before. Ever.
I’m twelve years old and I can remember when Mom, Dad, and I were all happy. But that was years ago. It’s been a long time since there’s been any happiness in this house.
Well, before Mom died anyway, and not a day since.
Mom died when I was nine. I don’t remember much about her, except I remember her telling me how ugly I am. How life would be better if I was taken away from them. How I’ll never be anything, because I’m stupid and ugly.
Sometimes I dream happy things. Like me, Mom, Dad and a little blond-haired boy all going for a picnic. The sun beamed down on us as we played outside and laughed. We’d eat yummy sandwiches Mom made for us, and we’d drink homemade lemonade. We’d spend hours outside, laughing and talking and just having fun. Mom would tell me how pretty I am, and how much she loved me. She would play with my hair, braid it, and then we’d go and pick bright flowers to take home and put in a vase. Dad would smile and call us “his girls”, always kissing Mom and hugging me. Dad would put the little boy on his shoulders and run around the park, trying to catch the clouds.
I love those dreams, and I hold onto them; wishing they were real. But I’ve never had a mom like that, and my dad doesn’t talk much unless it’s with his fists, or to tell me how ugly and useless I am.
I feel him walking around the house. The floorboards creak and the vibrations from his footsteps come through the floor to where my bottom is. I close my eyes tighter and try and breathe as quietly as I can.
Please go away, Daddy. Please go away.
My heart is beating so fast. My hands are shaking and I’m trying really hard not to think about what’s going to happen the minute he opens the closet door.
Shhh, it’s so quiet. The only sound is my heart thrumming in my ears. Nothing else. Not a whisper, not a rattle…nothing.
Maybe Daddy’s left. Maybe he’s gone to the pub to have a few drinks. Maybe, just maybe, he’s left…forever.
I take a deep breath and just relax for a moment. My shoulders drop and I finally stop rocking.
Slowly I take my hands down from my ears, and I’m so happy because I can’t hear him yelling at me. I can’t hear him at all.
Gradually, I begin to unscrunch my eyes from the way I’ve tightly closed them. But something’s not right. There’s light coming into the closet.
I don’t even get a chance to open them fully before a rough hand reaches in, latches onto my ponytail and yanks.
“I told you it’d be worse for you if I had to find you,” Dad says, as he drags me out of the closet by my hair.
I’m desperately trying to hold onto my head so he doesn’t rip my hair out. My feet are trying to find traction on the dirty floorboards.
“Please, Daddy. Please. You’re hurting me,” I begin sobbing as I plead with him.
“Then your ugly ass should’ve come when I called you, you stupid bitch. You’re fucking worthless, you ugly idiot,” he says. But now his voice is calm as he continues to drag me toward the family room.
That’s when he’s most scary. When his voice is low and his eyes are filled with hate.
He throws me against the side of the sofa and takes a step back to look at me.
I look up and can see he’s the angriest I’ve ever seen him. “You dumb, ugly piece of shit,” he says, as he paces back and forth in front of me.
“Sorry, Daddy. Whatever I did, I’m so sorry.” I cower into myself, trying to make myself as small as possible.
“You’re just too fucking stupid, aren’t you?” he spits toward me as he brings his hand up to scratch at his chin.
“I’m sorry,” I say again. Tears are falling hot and fast down my cheeks. My head hurts from where he was pulling my hair, but I don’t dare try to rub the spot.
“You ugly fuck.” He kicks a boot into my leg.
The pain is instant and my leg feels like it’s shattered. “Please, Daddy,” I beg again, burying my face into my hands.
But ‘please’ never seems to work.
Nothing does.
I’ve just got to take the beatings, because that’s what stupid, ugly girls do.

AUTHOR BIO

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER OF UGLY AND MISTRUST

**Write something worth reading**

I’m Margaret and I’m a self-published author.

Recently I was fortunate in obtaining New York Times best selling status on my YA/NA book – Ugly, and my YA book – Mistrust.

My last five books have been YA and I’m completely in love with the genre. I love being able to communicate with people through my words and stories.

My writing genres all differ, but the one thing I keep consistent is my heroines. All my female lead characters are strong, gutsy and not the ‘perfect’ woman. While my books all have romantic elements in them, they aren’t just about the romance. They’re about finding strength, acceptance and making life long connections.

I hope you enjoy my stories as much as I have while writing them.

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