Friday, March 27, 2015

The Amazeballs Dawn Martens!

If you don't know who my amazingly talented best friend Dawn Martens is then allow me to tell you about her and share this interview I forced her into with you. 

About the author

Dawn Martens

USA TODAY and AMAZON BestSelling Author! 

Dawn Martens is a young, spunky Canadian Author. Being a wife to Colin, a mother to three beautiful little girls (Sarah (2007), Grace (2010), and Ava (2014)) and of course best friend to fellow author Glenna Maynard, hasn't stopped this Canadian Firecracker from pursuing her dreams of becoming a writer!
Dawn's number one passion in life is the written word, and she's extremely thankful that she has the ability to share the ramblings from the characters inside of her head with the rest of the world! 
She also may or may not have the hugest girl crush on Author Kristen Ashley, who is her personal idol and helped inspire Dawn in the beginning of her Indie career.



Interview

1. If you could go back and reread any one book for the first time what would it be?
- Until The Sun Fall From The Sky by Kristen Ashley!!
2. What is the greatest piece of writing advice you ever received?
            - Write for yourself, write what you want, not what you think others want.
3.What is your biggest pet peeve?
            - Asshole licking
4. Do you prefer to write during the day or night?
            - day time. I’m a tv junkie so yeah, during the day I just write around my kids when I have time.
5. You are stranded on an island...you get three items what do you bring?
            - Vibrator, batteries, and a Kristen Ashley book
6.Name one song you could listen to everyday and never grow tired of it.
            - HateFuck – motionless in white
7. What is your favorite dessert?
            - not really a dessert person but I can down a whole bag a chips pretty damn fast
8. If you could tell your younger self one thing what would it be?
            - don’t set the school on fire (it happened, and I was in big troubles lol)
9. Coke or Pepsi?
            - Coke
10.Chocolate or vanilla?
            - Vanilla
11. Do you outline your story or fly by the seat of your pants?
            - sometimes both, usually I have an idea and then I run to my G-baby and tell her about it, and go from there. Usually she is a bossy bitch and makes me write that shit down.
12. If you could sit down with any Author for dinner who would it be and why?
            - Kristen Ashley, no wait, never mind, because I wouldn’t sit down to dinner with her, I’d end up kidnapping her.. ummm  my G-baby, Glenna Maynard, because her hubby is a poo head, and won’t put a ring on it, and I did so there :P
13. If you were a secret agent what would your codename be?
            - I don’t know… Silla Webb calls me Brownie because of my brown nips, so I’ll go with that one.
14. You get to choose the car of your dreams what do you get?
            - Not really into cars. If it’s nice, I get it. :P
15. Love at first sight or lust at first sight?
            - both. It was lust at first site with my ex, but when I met my hubby, I only knew him for a week before we said I love yous and moved in together.
16. What's one author you wish more readers knew about?
            - Jamie Shaw, Jordan Marie, and Kaylee Ryan
17. What are you currently working on?
            - I’m working on about 6 different books right now. Two are MC books. The rest are romances, and a few of those romance ones have MC’s in it.
18. Finish the sentence...If I wasn't a writer I'd be____
            - in a hospital suffering from multiple personality disorder.
19. Finish the sentence...A world without books would be_____
            - absolutely horrible. I can’t even imagine that. Omg. It would be the end of life.. forever.
20. Tell me something about you that would surprise most. 
            - I hate giving blow jobs. Penis’s are NOT sexy, they are ugly. 




Unkiss Me
UnKiss Me (Angels Warriors MC Trilogy Book 1)

*Warning* 
The books in this series can NOT be read as a standalone! 

After spending years suffering abuse at the hands of her father and protecting her baby sister, Eden Blake takes a chance. She calls on the Angels Warriors MC asking for protection just months before her father is to be released from prison. She never expected that call would bring her face to face with her past. 

Jasper ‘Angel’ Hughes, President of the Angels Warriors MC, battled his way to the top. He fought his way through hell, cleaning up the mess that was once Satan’s Law MC. Wanting to serve a better purpose in life he took on the role of child protector. Protecting them from their hellish lives and getting them away from their abusers. When he gets the call to protect Eden, the first girl he ever loved, he vows to win her back and never let her go again. 

But when a new secret comes to light that Eden was hiding, will they get their Happily Ever After? 

Each book in the trilogy is 50K words. All three books will be in ONE paperback.

Get it here

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Suffocation of Katie

New Adult Rock Star Romance Novel by author Glenna Maynard.
Cooper's Religion is an Indie rock band on their way to the top but...one question...one lie stands to ruin it all. Kai Cooper is my pain and I'm Katie, his biggest regret. This is our love story and the journey to his first album-The Suffocation of Katie.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25190798-the-suffocation-of-katie



The Suffocation of Katie

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Morgan Jane Mitchell: Thanks for 20k Twitter Giveaway!!

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Friday, March 13, 2015

☆●☆☆●☆Hotseat☆●☆☆●☆ Five questions with M. Stratton

Eek! today I have the fantabulous M. Stratton in my hotseat! She is my brand of crazy and has a fork stabbing fetish, maybe. Ha ha kidding kidding or am I?

About the author




M. Stratton is an International Amazon bestselling author in the romantic suspense and mystery suspense categories for her debut novel After the Storm. She is a self-proclaimed dork that loves to make people laugh and can trip over nothing. Her inner rock star is always on stage performing to a sold out crowd but is quiet and shy on the outside.

She lives with her husband and son in Arizona, which is a big difference from where she grew up north of Chicago Illinois. As an only child she learned to tell herself stories to make the long winters go by quicker while dreaming of summer vacations. Now as an adult she still makes up stories to pass the time, but now she writes them down to share with other people.

When not writing you can find M. watching football (Go Bears!), NASCAR, or classic movies, watching her husband and father restore classic cars, and seeing who can be sillier, her or her son, and of course reading.

Things you don’t know about M. Stratton:
1. She loves the movie Twister… she can say all the lines along with the actors. She will also use those lines in real life as often as possible. 

2. Halloween is her favorite holiday. She starts planning months in advance. She has more Halloween decorations than Christmas. 

3. She once made up a monologue about her love of chocolate chip cookie dough for her high school drama class.

4. There are times she thinks she is so funny she has tears running down her face while laughing at herself.

5. M. can play the clarinet but is in awe of anyone who can play the guitar, piano or drums, pretty much anything where your hands have to do two different things at the same time. 

6. Cary Grant is her favorite actor. When she was in high school after Cary Grant died one of the cable stations ran a marathon, she watched his movies from 6 in the morning all day and night until 4 AM the next day.

7. Reading has always been an escape for her. She can devour a book in hours. When she moved in with her husband she literally donated over 1,000 books and saved over 1,000 for herself. She can reread books over and over again if she loves them. There are some that she has reread about once a year for the past 20 years.

8. She eloped after knowing her husband for only two months in 2006. They are still married over seven years later.

☆●☆☆●☆Hotseat☆●☆☆●☆ Five questions

1. What is your favorite dessert? Strawberry shortcake, but I don’t like it when the shortcake gets soggy, so I eat it really, really, really fast.
2. Coke or Pepsi? Coke, coke, coke and more coke.
3. Chocolate or vanilla? Yes please.
4. If you were a secret agent what would your codename be? Miss Terree
5. Love at first sight or lust at first sight? Both, the trick is knowing which one it is when it happens to you.

New Release

When Dreams Come True (The Star Series, #1)

When Dreams Come True (The Star Series, #1)

What would you do if one day all of your dreams came true? 

Melissa 'Lissa' Loring was a successful author. She was happy living in her home at the base of the mountains in Tucson with her assistant, Hannah Mills. First the phone call came; they wanted to make one of her books into a movie. Within six months, she was flying out to Los Angeles and talking with the studio about the final script and a list of actors to play the roles. Excited about her lunch meeting, she was shocked when her muse for one of the characters walked in and sat down at the table with her. 

Will Martinsson was riding high on his fame and loving every minute of it. He traveled the world meeting his legions of fans and could pick which roles he wanted. When the script was presented to him, he read it and was intrigued. Then he found out that the author had modeled the character after him, so he searched out information on her and his interest was piqued. He told the studio he wanted in, but he also wanted to meet her before he would sign on the dotted line. 

When two independent, successful people meet and have a strong connection, there is nothing they can do but see where the dream takes them.
 Grab it now! 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

☆●☆☆●☆Hotseat☆●☆☆●☆ Nine questions with Katherine Rhodes

Today in my hotseat is the wonderful Katherine Rhodes. I adore her, she is one of the best  authors I have befriended. 

About the author
Katherine Rhodes

Armed with her Bachelors of English, Literature from Montclair State University and a pen name, Katherine Rhodes has set her mind to writing erotic romances which are kinky, dirty, and fun. A lackadaisical laundry goddess, expert in the profundities of bad movies and awful literature, she resides in Philadelphia with her husband, three cats and a betta named Fishtian Grey.

☆●☆☆●☆Hotseat☆●☆☆●☆ Nine questions

1. If you could go back and reread any one book for the first time what would it be? It's actually a trilogy-- called the Fionavar Tapestry, by Guy Gavriel Kay. It was a gift from my high school English teacher and it was amazing, and still is. I reread it about once every two years. 
2. Name one song you could listen to everyday and never grow tired of it. My Immortal, by Evanescence
3. Do you outline your story or fly by the seat of your pants? I think I'm turning into a reformed pantser. I've been plotting a bit lately and I kind of like it. I don't always stick to the plot, but it makes it easier when I don't know which way to go. 
4.  If you could sit down with any Author for dinner who would it be and why? Anne McCaffery. I grew up loving everything about all of her books and all of the wonderful worlds she created. I loved getting lost in them. That she was a woman writing in SciFi at the time was amazing-- it was a male dominated world when she started and she didn't care. 
5. You get to choose the car of your dreams what do you get? Lamborghini. Rust Red or smoke gray. I have dreamed of that car since I was about 7 years old. Le Sigh.
6. What's one author you wish more readers knew about? Nawal el Sadaawi. (Ok, look, I'm kind weird and really into all kinds of crazy things.) She's an author from Egypt, and she's amazing. She doesn't write long books, but they are poignant and just dig in your soul and pull out all the feels. ALL the FEELS. Start with The Circling Song. 
7. What are you currently working on? The Darkest Corners, for The Club Series. It's a nice dirty BDSM erotica story. :D 
8. Finish the sentence...A world without books would be --the wrong planet. We obviously took a wrong turn at Albuquerque.
9. Tell me something about you that would surprise most. 
I'm ridiculously shy and awkward and have a terrible social phobia... most people are shocked to find that out because I come across as expressive and confident. I'm not. I'm a chicken. 

Releasing March 23rd

Half-Soul (The Realm #1)


Half-Soul (The Realm #1)


Hell called to his soul, but his soul resisted. 

Or that’s what Asher Terhune believed. 

Born from the demonic seduction of his human mother, his birth destroyed her marriage. They were left with only a Guardian and Watcher to protect them from his demon heritage. Born with a half-soul, Asher quickly learned to use the Seven Deadly Sins to fill the hole inside himself. 

His favorite sin was Lust. 

Women had no chance of a second night with Asher, once he was done with them. And he had no intention of changing his ways. Until the sweet, calm, caring Sarah Illfrig rocks his world, and refuses his bed. 

Asher finds her refusal unacceptable and takes on the challenge of seducing her. Sarah pushes him away even as the desire she feels for him is pulling her in. 

But Sarah harbors her own secrets, and when the Guardian and the Watcher find out, it becomes imperative to keep Sarah and Asher apart.

Add it to your TBR (to be read) list https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24991863-half-soul

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

☆●☆☆●☆Hotseat☆●☆☆●☆ Five questions with Lisa Suzanne

Today in the hotseat I have the supercool Lisa Suzanne, author of contemporary romance. She gave me a few minutes of her time recently and I am excited to have her on!

About the author






Lisa Suzanne started handwriting her books on yellow legal pads after she took a creative writing class in high school. She still has those legal pads full of stories, but now one of them is published under the title How He Really Feels. She currently works as a full time high school English teacher, and her favorite part of the year is summer. She has been blessed with the world’s best dog, a supportive family, and a husband who encouraged her to publish after reading one of her novels. She likes the advice of Ernest Hemingway’s famous quote, “Write drunk. Edit sober.”

 ☆●☆☆●☆Hotseat☆●☆☆●☆ Five questions

1.Do you prefer to write during the day or night? Before I published, I could only write really late at night! But now I write whenever I can fit it in.
2. Name one song you could listen to everyday and never grow tired of it. "Demons" by Imagine Dragons
3. What is your favorite dessert? Cheesecake! My favorite is the White Chocolate Caramel Macadamia Nut one from Cheesecake Factory
4.Do you outline your story or fly by the seat of your pants? I've always been a "pantser," which always felt extremely hypocritical given the fact that I teach high school English and I force my students to outline. But when I wrote Vintage, I needed to outline events because of the suspense angle. So I'm a recent convert from a "pantser" to a "planner." 
5. What are you currently working on? I'm working on a series that was actually the first series I ever completed. I started writing it probably fifteen years ago and it has gone through many changes and revisions over the years. I'm actually contemplating putting the first version up on Wattpad and then publishing the new, revised version. It's so completely different! I can't wait to finish it and share it! 

 Coming Soon! May 1st

Vintage (volume 1)

Born the daughter of a rock star and his groupie, my life should have been full of glitz and glamour. But the excess and embarrassment of that life didn’t interest me. Instead, I killed time at Vintage, a record store where I stocked shelves and lacked ambition. 

Everything changed the moment I pressed play. One simple lyric awakened me. 

When I stopped denying my attraction to the man behind the music, I started questioning his intentions. We were meant to cross paths, but it wasn’t because of fate. 

Someone was playing with our lives.


























Volume 2 releases June 5



Add them both to your TBR (to be read) list

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24264214-vintage





Tuesday, March 10, 2015

☆●☆☆●☆Hotseat☆●☆☆●☆ Five questions with Emerson Shaw

 The fantabulous Emerson has allowed me to pick her brain in the hotseat. I have gotten to know her and she has an awesome  quirky sense of humor. She makes me laugh!

About the author


Emerson Shaw (1977-present) was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was the third born of three girls and had a very happy childhood. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1999 with a Bachelors of Business Administration. After graduating, she built a career in the wine industry. She married her husband in 2004 and had their first son two years later. She sold and studied wine for nearly ten years, but the birth of her second child in 2008 led her to put a hold on her professional life. She quit her job to stay home to raise her children. Her sister had always encouraged her to write, but she thought the publishing industry was nearly impossible to break into. Then, the self-publishing industry began to explode. Emerson's children had gotten older and less dependent just as her sister started going through a difficult situation. The idea to write a fictional story inspired by her sister's experiences was born. Acts of Desperation is her debut novel.




☆●☆☆●☆Hotseat☆●☆☆●☆ Five questions


  1. When do I like to write, day or night?
I try to write every day from 9am-3:00pm until my kids come home from school then I become a mom/tutor to my two boys, Evan 8 and Will 6. But those gloriously quiet hours are clutch to get things done. I often take the weekends off to read and clear my head as well as have some quality time with my family.

  1. If stranded on an island what would I bring? Initially everything I thought of would require electricity and, well, that would be cheating so, I’d say my celebrity crush (right now Ryan Gosling, Ryan Reynolds, and Vince Vaugh). Rolling around in the sand with any of them would be a wonderful way to spend some time. Soap, because no one wants to be smelly and probably a source of fire. Gotta cook all that lobster and fish!

  1. Love or Lust at first sight, do I believe? I believe in lust at first sight, not love. I think I’ve experienced it enough to know that love takes time but lust is a powerful thing as well. Lust can lead to love.

  1. The song I could listen to over and over? Everlong by the Foo Fighters. It still gives me the chills and I’m pretty sure I’ve listened to it a million times.

  1. What am I currently working on? I’m working on editing my first book in my Hot Pursuit Series. It’s titled Straight Flushed and I’m very excited about it. One thing missing in a lot of books I’ve read over the years is strong female characters. A lot of writers have portrayed women as bumbling or ditzy, and hey, it has entertained me, I won’t lie and say that it hasn’t, but I think the time has come where we need to see women as strong leaders and role models. We birth babies. We hold families together. We work. We wipe noses. We do it all. People need to take notice that we are more than pretty faces that can cook and clean. Therefore, I’d like to read (and write) about more women with backbones and who don’t rely on a man to define them, who are smart, strong, and resilient. But, we all need love.
Available Now
Acts of Desperation















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Monday, March 9, 2015

☆●☆☆●☆Hotseat☆●☆☆●☆ Five questions with Lisa Edward

 Please welcome Lisa Edward author of  the Songbird series. She is  fantastic, I am glad to have on today.

About the author

Lisa Edward


While Lisa Edward has called Melbourne Australia home for her entire life, she has lived and worked in England, and travelled through most parts of Europe and the United States.

She loves nothing more than spending time with her husband and beautiful daughter, or curling up into the early hours of the morning with a great novel.

Her deep appreciation for literature was nurtured from a young age, being taught to respect books and get lost in their stories. She enjoys reading honest and realistic novels that are relatable, thought provoking and leave a lasting impression.

She can’t write without music playing, using the emotions from different songs to invoke that of her characters.

Lisa takes inspiration from her own life experiences, the people around her and those she has met in her travels.

☆●☆☆●☆Hotseat☆●☆☆●☆ Five questions

1. What is the greatest piece of writing advice you ever received?
Write for yourself. Write what you would want to read. Every reader is different and it's impossible to write a book that everyone will love, but if you try to please everyone, you will end up pleasing no one.


2. If you could tell your younger self one thing what would it be?
It's your life, your adventure, so don't be afraid. Don't be afraid to try everything, and if you fail, it doesn't matter. Don't be afraid to love completely, laugh loud and hard, and live life to the fullest. And don't worry about what anyone else thinks while you're doing it.


3. Do you outline your story or fly by the seat of your pants?
I try to briefly outline as far as a timeline goes, but my characters tend to dictate the way the story will go and there's no fighting it. The story flows more naturally if you just let it happen.


4. Love at first sight or lust at first sight?
At first sight would indicate you haven't spoken to the person yet, so I would have to say lust. I think love is a deeper, soul wrenching, change your life experience and I don't believe you can get that from just looking at someone. But you can definitely want to jump their bones if they have great arms and amazing eyes.


5. What are you currently working on?
I'm half way through a standalone romantic comedy novel, that will hopefully make people feel good and have a few laugh out loud moments. She's slightly dorky and he's an English guy who's straight talking with a bit of a dirty mouth. It's a departure from my series which is complex and angsty with loads of hot sexy scenes. It's a simple girl meets boy story which centers around their developing relationship, and of course there's a twist at the end. 


Songbird Trilogy

Have you read the Songbird Trilogy? 



























AMAZON
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Songbird Caged: http://authl.it/B00JNKEG44
Songbird Freed: http://authl.it/B00OY2QF9U

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Songbird Freed:  http://bit.ly/1FWZZSi

Friday, March 6, 2015

☆●☆☆●☆Hotseat☆●☆☆●☆ Five questions with Theresa Troutman

A big  hello to the amazeballs Theresa Troutman. We have been in the same social circles for the past year but I haven't gotten a chance to know her and her books. I am excited to have her in the hotseat!



About the author

Theresa Troutman

Theresa Troutman lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and their crazy dog, Niko. She loves reading, theatre and traveling. Her books include: My Secret Summer, A Special Connection, By My Side and the Love's Great Adventure Series: Life's What You Make It and Love This Life and London Loves. She is currently working on contemporary romance - book 4 in the Love's Great Adventure Series, which will be released in the Spring 2015.

Feel free to contact her on her Facebook and like her page. https://www.facebook.com/theresa.troutman.author

Goodread: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7364733.Theresa_Troutman

Twitter: @theresatroutman

Website: http://theresatroutman.wix.com/theresa-troutman

☆●☆☆●☆Hotseat☆●☆☆●☆ Five questions

1. What is the greatest piece of writing advice you ever received? Write what you love and not what someone else wants you to write.
2. Coke or pepsi? Coke
3. Do you prefer to write during the day or night? I write whenever the inspiration hits; however, due to my work schedule, I usually write in the evening.
4. What are you currently working on? I am currently writing two books. The first  is book 4 in the Love's Great Adventure series. Originally the series was complete with three books, but one character didn't get a happy ending. I'm all about happily ever after, so book four will give them that. The second book is an erotic romance. 
5. Tell me something about you that would surprise most.  I once owned a cafe and photo gallery. I did all the baking. It was one of the best jobs I ever had, but didn't pay the bills, so i had to move on. I'm so happy I took the chance and have no regrets!

Love's Great Adventure Series





























Book 1



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Thursday, March 5, 2015

☆●☆☆●☆Hotseat☆●☆☆●☆ Twenty Questions with Madison Street


Today I have the very talented Madison Street on the hotseat. She so graciously went along with me and answered all of my questions.  haven't had the chance to read her work but she has glowing reviews! She writes i under one of my favorite genres...romantic suspense. Who doesn't love a good twist in their romance novels?

About the author



Madison Street was born in New York City and was raised in the Bronx, where she resided until she was 17 years old. After 9/11, Madison joined the United States Navy to serve her country. 

During the deployments, Madison constantly wrote short stories and she discovered her passion for writing. You will find Madison always on the computer, whether she's on Facebook, designing websites, messing with Photoshop, or writing for her blog.

Besides writing, her second passion is music and dance. Even though she's a terrible singer, she’ll still belt it out in the shower, especially if the song is her jam! She currently resides in Virginia with her husband of 8 years, 2 children, a dog, and a cat.




☆●☆☆●☆Hotseat☆●☆☆●☆  Twenty Questions


1. If you could go back and reread any one book for the first time what would it be?....Twilight. It re-awakened my love for reading. Team Jacob!!!
2. What is the greatest piece of writing advice you ever received? “Hurry up and stop procrastinating!”
3.What is your biggest pet peeve? Too many to name but most deal with my husband. For instance, stuffing his stinky socks in the sofa! Drives me insane.
4. Do you prefer to write during the day or night? At night. I work full-time so it’s hard to focus while at work.
5. You are stranded on an island...you get three items what do you bring? My PB copy of Pride & Prejudice, a knife, and a family portrait.
6.Name one song you could listen to everyday and never grow tired of it. Anything by One Direction! LOL
7. What is your favorite dessert? Strawberry Cheesecake (NY Style)
8. If you could tell your younger self one thing what would it be? “Stay in the navy”
9. Coke or Pepsi? Coke!!
10.Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla!!
11. Do you outline your story or fly by the seat of your pants? Skydive baby without a parachute! Lol
12. If you could sit down with any Author for dinner who would it be and why? JK Rowling. Her story amazes me and I would love to pick her brain.
13. If you were a secret agent what would your codename be? Juicy Booty
14. You get to choose the car of your dreams what do you get? A white Chevy Camaro with pink racing stripes.
15. Love at first sight or lust at first sight? Love at first sight. <3 font="">
16. What's one author you wish more readers knew about? Amanda Dick…she’s freaking amazing!! Her stories are so real and her talent is beyond extraordinary.
17. What are you currently working on? My second book, Little Moments.
18. Finish the sentence...If I wasn't a writer I'd be a food blogger.
19. Finish the sentence...A world without books would be the end of mankind.
20. Tell me something about you that would surprise most. When I was 10 yrs old, I used to write episode scripts of my favorite tv shows. My Mom has them but when I visit, I read my scripts about X-Men and Batman. LOL..I love superheroes.

Little Things (Second Chances) book 1


Everything in Duke Grayson’s life was all he could ever ask for: A loving family, loyal friends, a beautiful girlfriend, and a scholarship to his top choice college. It’s his senior year of high school, and all he needs is to focus on his grades, lacrosse, and keeping his girlfriend happy. That is until Raya walks into his life. 

From the moment they meet, Duke is drawn to her, not only for her natural beauty and her stunning crystal blue eyes, but because he’s aware there’s more to this girl than just his alluring pull to her. He senses secrecy and fear. 

Throughout the year, their bond grows stronger, and his feelings for her become undeniable. Just when he is about to express his love, tragedy strikes and Raya disappears. 

For six years, Duke is tortured by his struggles, as he’s unable to find her and blames himself for failing to protect her. Until the day, she’s found, and he’s given a second chance. Will Duke become her beacon of hope and make her see that it’s the little things that make life worthwhile? Can Raya overcome her fears and fight against the terrors that haunt her? Or will her dark and torturous past be too much for her to battle against? 


*Warning: This book contains some disturbing situations, strong language and sexual content. Suited for 18 years and over.**


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