Saturday, June 24, 2017

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Isle of Savages by T. Briar

Isle of Savages
by T. Briar
Date of Publication: June 13th 2017
Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing
Cover Artist: Eerilyfair Design
Genre: New Adult Action Suspense Thriller
Tagline: Eleven souls are shipwrecked on an island teeming with sub-human cannibals. Who will survive to tell the tale?

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On July 20, 20— a charter school’s sponsored sail from San Diego to Hawaii hits a reef during a violent storm. Sixteen souls abandon ship. Nine students, along with the hated captain and first mate, wash up on what they believe is a deserted island.

Separated into three groups by circumstance and mutual distrust, treachery and death lurks for all. Over the course of a single day, one student betrays all the others. Another drowns. Two others get ambushed by a great white shark. And, like falling dominoes, the captain, first mate, and six students fall prey to a tribe of bloodthirsty cannibals.

In the face of almost certain death, who will escape from the isle of savages to tell the tale?

READ more ISLE OF SAVAGES . . . Excerpt & Interview . . . 

SPOTLIGHT - The Dragon’s Playlist by Laura Bickle

The Dragon’s Playlist
by Laura Bickle
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
From the author of THE HALLOWED ONES and NINE OF STARS comes a new novel blending the magical and the real… 
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“This is war,” the dragon said. And she believed him.

Di fled rural West Virginia to study music and pursue a bright future as a violinist. But when a mining accident nearly kills her father, she is summoned back home to support her family. Old ghosts and an old flame emerge from the past. When Di gets a job as a bookkeeper at the same mine where her father worked, she is drawn into a conflict pitting neighbor against neighbor as the mine plans an expansion to an untouched mountain.

If the mining company’s operation goes forward, there will be more at stake than livelihoods or the pollution of the land: Di has discovered a dragon lives deep within Sawtooth Mountain, and he is not happy with this encroachment upon his lair. When catastrophe strikes, Di must choose between her family’s best interests and protecting the dragon – the last surviving bit of magic in Di’s shrinking world.

READ more THE DRAGON'S PLAYLIST . . . 

NetGalley REVIEW - Virtual Tour w/Guest Post - REACH FOR YOU (Dark Heart, #3) by Pat Esden

REACH FOR YOU
Dark Heart, #3
by Pat Esden
Date of Publication: June 27th 2017
Publisher: Kensington Books
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Her passion is her greatest weakness.

His legacy is his prison.

To reunite, both must fight the demons within.
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A world of deception and danger separates Annie Freemont from her mother—and from Chase, the enigmatic half-ifrit with whom Annie’s fallen in love. But she vows to find her way back to them, before Chase succumbs to the madness that threatens his freedom. The only person who can help is the magical seductress, Lotli, a beautiful, manipulative woman . . . a woman who has disappeared.

Annie must stay strong, even as the future she imagined is slipping away. With the help of family and friends, she discovers that Lotli is being held against her will, by those who want to exploit her powers. But though weakened, Lotli remains a powerful alley and adversary. A bargain is struck. And now Annie’s only chance to rescue Chase could also tear them apart . . .


Loyalties will be tested, walls will be breached, and enemies will be fought, yet Annie’s greatest battle lies within her own heart—to trust her love for Chase to overcome its greatest enemy, and to save those she holds most dear from the terrifying realm of the djinn . . .

READ more REACH FOR YOU (Dark Heart, #3) . . . Review, Excerpt, Guest Post & Giveaway . . . 

Audiobook Tour - Wired (The Solomon Brothers, #1) by Leslie North

Wired
The Solomon Brothers, #1
by Leslie North
Narrator: Rebecca Roberts
Length: 3 hours 36 minutes
SeriesRelease date: April 19, 2017
Publisher: Relay Publishing2017
Genre: Romance
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Star quarterback Marcus Kingston lives and breathes football. He’s trusted his abilities and instincts to get him this far, but an injury last season nearly ended his career. When his coaches want him to wear biofeedback technology to analyze his game, Marcus thinks the idea is ridiculous. Plus, the mousy scientist behind the project knows nothing about sports, and she quickly gets under his skin. But with another QB waiting on the sidelines, Marcus can either agree to participate, or be benched—permanently.

Scientist Clare Wynifred values intellect above most things. With her brain constantly working, she has little interest in her appearance and zero interest in sports. She never imagined her wearable tech being used to improve someone’s game, but its success with the team could get her a military contract. Clare may be too late to save her brother, but her technology could save the lives of countless soldiers. She just has to make it work with the stubborn quarterback, and she’ll be one step closer to her goal.


READ more WIRED (The Solomon Brothers, #1) . . . Review & Giveaway . . . 

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Writing the Wolf (Wolves of Crookshollow, #2) by Steffanie Holmes

Writing the Wolf
Wolves of Crookshollow, #2
by Steffanie Holmes
Date of Publication: May 18th 2017
Publisher: Bacchanalia House
Cover Artist: Aria at Resplendant Covers
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifters
Tagline: Rosa just wants to be left alone to write her book, but when werewolves attempt to kidnap her, she realizes her neighbor Caleb is the only one who can protect her. But Caleb is hiding a secret of his own … fur and sparks fly in this hot paranormal romance from USA Today bestselling author Steffanie Holmes.
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Sink your teeth into the hot new werewolf paranormal romance from USA Today bestselling author, Steffanie Holmes!

Rosa

I need to escape.

After those racist bastards destroyed my home, I can’t face the world again.
I’ve rented a cabin in the heart of the Crookshollow forest. I’m going to lock myself away and work on my book. I’m going to write my story.

And I absolutely, positively WILL NOT think about Caleb, the hunky labourer who’s fixing up my cabin.

No way.

I won’t think about the way his eyes melt my heart, and his smile melts my panties.

I’m too emotionally raw right now. I can’t handle a fling, especially not with a white guy.

Especially not a guy like him. A guy who shags and leaves. I can’t handle any more heartache.

Caleb

Rosa Parker – clever writer, black woman, total hottie.

The connection between us sizzles – there’s no denying it: this woman is my mate.

When I’m near her, all I want to do is claim her.

If only I wasn’t the biggest threat to her life right now.

With a rogue wolf pack after my hide, I can’t afford a distraction. Even a distraction as alluring as her.

I need to keep my wolfish instincts in check.

But I can’t help myself.

Rosa Parker has got under my skin.

And I won’t stop until I’ve made her mine.

READ more WRITING THE WOLF (Wolves of Crookshollow, #2) . . . Interview & Giveaway . . . 

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Dawn Girl (Tess Winnett Series, #1) by Leslie Wolfe

Dawn Girl
Tess Winnett Series, #1
by Leslie Wolfe
Date of Publication: August 30th 2016
Publisher: Italics Publishing
Cover Artist: Sam Roman
Genre: Crime Thriller / Police Procedural
Tagline: Pristine, golden beaches and a dead body
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Her blue eyes wide open, glossed over. A few specks of sand clung to her long, dark lashes. Her beautiful face, immobile, covered in sparkling flecks of sand. Her lips slightly parted as if to let a last breath escape.

Who is the beautiful girl found at dawn, on a deserted stretch of golden sand beach? What is her secret?

FBI Special Agent Tess Winnett searches for answers relentlessly. With each step, each new finding, she uncovers unsettling facts leading to a single possible conclusion: Dawn Girl is not the only victim. Her killer has killed before.

Hiding a terrible secret of her own, Special Agent Tess Winnett faces her inmost fears, in a heart-stopping race to catch a killer who’s getting ready to end yet another life. Will she find the killer in time? Will she be able to stop him? At what cost?

The rules of the game have changed.

So has the textbook definition of a serial killer.

Special Agent Tess Winnett is the bold, direct, and short-fused heroine of Dawn Girl. Putting her life on the line, she doesn’t pull any punches, searching only for the truth, and for the man who takes lives on her watch. Intelligent, resourceful, and uncompromising, Tess will take readers on a memorable, white-knuckled journey in this suspenseful, gripping serial killer thriller.

READ more DAWN GIRL (Tess Winnett Series, #1) . . . Interview . . . 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Virtual Tour - Sweet Scandal (Heart's Temptation, #4) by Scarlett Scott

He’s not ready to give up on the plucky Lady Helen, 
especially when he discovers that she has secrets of her own…
Sweet ScandalHeart's Temptation, #4
by Scarlett Scott
Released May 9th 2017
Self-Published
Blurb
Not the average lady
Lady Helen Harrington is a spinster by choice. She hasn’t any desire to entangle herself in romantic nonsense. Instead, she prefers to spend her time championing the causes nearest to her heart through writing articles for the London Beacon. When a ruthless American tycoon suddenly buys the struggling paper with plans to turn it into a business journal, Lady Helen isn’t about to stand idly by or put down her pen. Even if the ruthless tycoon in question happens to be the most maddeningly handsome man she’s ever met in her life.

Not the average man
Levi Storm built his empire the hard way, spending years working his way out of the slums where he grew up. He won’t allow a spoiled aristocrat like Lady Helen to interfere with his plans to further his brand with the newspaper he’s just acquired. It doesn’t matter how lovely she is or how persuasive her arguments or how perfectly she fits in his arms.

One sweet scandal

When scandal looms and Helen discovers a shocking secret about Levi, she does what she must to protect herself. But Levi isn’t the sort of man who admits defeat, and he’s not ready to give up on the plucky Lady Helen, especially when he discovers that she has secrets of her own…,

READ more SWEET SCANDAL (Heart's Temptation, #4) . . . Review, Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Virtual Tour w/REVIEW - Preservation (The Walshes, #7) by Kate Canterbary

Preservation
The Walshes, #7
by Kate Canterbary
Releasing June 13th 2017
Vesper Press
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Two lonely hearts.
Just once, she'd like to be someone's first choice.
She's strong-willed and spunky, but she's left picking up the pieces from her ex's lies and manipulations, and daydreaming about taking a scalpel to his scrotum.

Flying under the radar is what he does best.
He's laid-back and loyal, but he wants the most off-limits woman in his world, and nothing will ever make that a reality.

An arrangement of mutual benefit.
Two months, four dates.
Five, if things go well.
Five at the most.
But possibly six.
Definitely no more than six dates.

Only the appearance of a romantic relationship is required, and they expect nothing more from their time together. There will be none of those benefits involved.

One wild weekend.
After waking up in bed together—very naked and even more hungover—the terms and conditions of their arrangement no longer apply. Now they're faced with something riskier than exposing their fake relationship:  letting go of the past and zipping up the future.

Some things have to fall apart before they can be put back together.
READ more PRESERVATION (The Walshes, #7) . . . Review, Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Virtual Tour w/REVIEW - Protected by Love (Montana Heat, #0.5) by Jennifer Ryan

Protected by Love
Montana Heat, #0.5
by Jennifer Ryan
Releasing June 20th 2017
Avon Impulse
Blurb
It was more than another blind date . . .


It was DEA Agent Caden Cooke’s third chance to impress beautiful chef Mia Martin. He’d already stood her up twice, and was shocked she was even giving him another chance. For Caden, taking down the bad guys is important, but Mia’s made it clear there’s no excuse for his bad behavior. So he’s vowed to make it worth her while with an apology he’s cooked up just for her.

From the moment they meet, it’s clear this isn’t just another fix up. The sparks flying between them are undeniable; the tension is electric. Then, suddenly, the best moments of their lives turn treacherous when a drug dealer set on revenge puts their lives in danger. And Mia and Caden quickly realize they will do anything to protect the other—and live for the love neither of them expected.


READ  more PROTECTED BY LOVE (Montana Heat, #0 .5)  . . . Review, Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

SPOTLIGHT - Pen Scratching Poets by Marilyn Benjamin Wassmann

Pen Scratching Poets
by Marilyn Benjamin Wassmann
Date of Publication: November 1st 2016
Publisher: Author House
Cover Artist: Marilyn Benjamin Wassmann
Genre: Poetry
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Pen Scratching Poets has been described as a delightful book in which the author shares her family’s collection of creative poems.

The poems compilation and art work are by Marilyn B. Wassmann with contributions by members of the Benjamin family and their descendants, with the technical assistance of Paul A. Wassmann.

The book is divided into two sections. The first section, Pen Scratching consists of the poems by Ethel T. Benjamin and her descendants and the second section is Marilyn’s poems.

READ more PEN SCRATCHING POETS . . . Giveaway . . .

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Hot, Deadly Desire by Judy H

Hot, Deadly Desire
by Judy H
Releasing May 26th 2017
Self-Published
BlurbCinnamon Monroe is a Dallas Police Detective who is relentlessly hunting the sadistic murderer whose latest victim was her best friend, Katie. As she relentlessly tracks the maniac intent upon turning Dallas streets red with innocent blood, the devil continues to be one step ahead of her…maddeningly just out of reach. She’s a cop teetering on the brink with a monumental score to settle, and she won’t be stopped until she brings Katie’s killer to justice—one way or the other.

Dane Nicholson is a successful man with an enviable job, social position and a bright future. However, few know of the horrors his past holds—a past threatening to intrude upon and destroy his carefully crafted existence. The last thing he’s looking for, or can afford right now, is a serious relationship. However, when a chance meeting leads him to Cinnamon, he can’t quell the crippling attraction between them, and it seems neither can she. Danger lurks around every corner, but even that won’t keep him from the beautiful, mysterious woman who might be the best thing that’s ever happened to him—if only he dare take the chance and let her into his dangerous world.

Cinnamon has terrible secrets of her own. She’s a woman with a devastating past that has haunted her for thirteen years. For good reasons, she doesn’t trust men; however, upon meeting Dane, unexpected passion sparks, ignites and threatens to burn her alive, causing her to remarkably contemplate lowering her guard and letting Dane into her battered heart. Once she’s bared her soul to him, the unthinkable happens when irrefutable evidence is uncovered which points to Dane being the killer she’s hunting!


READ more HOT, DEADLY DESIRE . . . Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway  . . .

Virtual Tour - Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers series by Addison Cole

Read, Write, Love at Seaside
Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers, #1
&
Dreaming at Seaside
Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers, #2
by Addison Cole
Releasing June 14th 2017
World Literary Press

Blurb for READ, WRITE, LOVE AT SEASIDE
Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers features a group of fun, flirty, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They’re sassy, flawed, and so easy to relate to, you’ll be begging to enter their circle of friends! Start reading FREE with Read, Write, Love at Seaside

*FREE in ebook format

Blurb for DREAMING AT SEASIDE
In DREAMING at SEASIDE...
Bella Abbascia has returned to Seaside Cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, as she does every summer. Only this year, Bella has more on her mind than sunbathing and skinny-dipping with her girlfriends. She's quit her job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds a new life in her favorite place on earth. That is, until good-time Bella's prank takes a bad turn and a handsome police officer appears on the scene.

READ more Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers series . . . Review, Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

NetGalley REVIEW - Virtual Tour w/Interview - The Right Ranger (The Men of At Ease Ranch, #3) by Donna Michaels

The Right Ranger
The Men of At Ease Ranch, #3
by Donna Michaels
Releasing June 12th 2017
Entangled Lovestruck
BlurbHaley Wagner’s life just got a lot more complicated. As if turning her struggling ranch around isn’t tough enough, she’s forced to call him for help. With his hard eyes and even harder body, Cord is an irritatingly sexy contradiction of hot and cold. How can she possibly hide her embarrassing secret when just looking at Cord is a combustible event?

Former Army Ranger Cord Brannigan has a secret, too. He promised his fallen teammate he’d protect the tempting, fiercely independent Haley from a distance, but now they’re stuck together for three weeks. Alone. Keeping his hands off will take every ounce of control he can muster. And that control is slipping….

READ more THE RIGHT RANGER (The Men of At Ease Ranch, #3) . . . Reivew, Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway . . . 

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Ancient Heat (The Followers, #1) by Kira Shayde

Ancient Heat
The Followers, #1
by Kira Shayde
Date of Publication: June 10th 2017
Publisher: Kira Shayde
Cover Artist: Kira Shayde
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Tagline: When evil follows, the brave can no longer run and hide.
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Her mind is in another woman’s body…and the other woman is a werelion.

Nicole Abramson gains more than razor-sharp claws and a taste for raw meat. With a latent telekinetic talent, she’s a weapon to be used in a millennia-long war, but will she serve or resist? Fighting for her life, Nicole rails against the thief who stole her ordinary and safe life, even as she seeks comfort from the woman’s intended mate, the gorgeous Sander Evans.

Although drawn to her outspokenness, Sander keeps Nicole at bay while he defends his clan. Werelions and humans don’t mix, yet he can’t deny the passion igniting between them, particularly with her body in heat. But as the danger around them amplifies, they’ll need more than courage and strength to fight for their newfound attraction—and their lives.

READ more ANCIENT HEAT (The Followers, #1) . . . Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

Virtual Tour w/INTERVIEW - It Had To Be You (Crystal Valley, #2) by Melissa Kate


It Had To Be You
Crystal Valley, #2
by Melissa Kate
Date of Publication: April 25th 2017
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing
Cover Artist: Amy from Q Design
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
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Emma Wyatt has had enough of her ex best friend and his lady killer ways. Gone was the sweet boy of her youth and in rides the womaniser. But this time he has ready gone and done it!

Oliver didn’t expect to be coupled with Emma. She was in an awkward situation and he couldn’t help the words that came out. She should be grateful, he saved her.

Now the whole town knows. And Emma is pissed! She’s going to kill him.

But a heated argument leads to a fiery moment of passion and suddenly the two are fighting an unlikely attraction that neither saw coming. But Oliver has a secret that could tear them apart….


READ more IT HAD TO BE YOU (Crystal Valley, #2) . . . Review, Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway . . . 

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Mistress Of The Air by S. Nano

Mistress Of The Air
by S. Nano
Date of Publication: April 21st 2017
Publisher: eXcessica
Cover Artist: Kevin Blisse
Genre: Comic, Steampunk, Erotica
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Mistress Of The Air is a Comic, Steampunk, Erotic Adventure.

Lady Sally Rudston-Chichester owns a brass mine in Zanzibar, a Lapsang Souchong tea plantation in China, a rubber farm in Malaysia, trunk loads of corsetry, and the country’s largest collection of antique whips.

Larger than life, and itching to find new and inventive ways to punish her submissive gentlemen, the Edwardian dominatrix has a vision. Embracing the spirit of the age of aviation, she embarks on a series of adventures on her airship, ‘The Corseted Domme’, with her transvestite maid, Victoria, her airship pilot, Captain Wyndham, and her automaton sex-doll, Borghild.

A select group of submissive gentlemen, consisting of a duke, bishop, lawyer and banker, is invited to join Lady Sally so she can try out her dastardly, electric and steam-powered devices on them. She spanks, whips, and punishes her way across the Empires of Europe, dropping off to visit her aristocratic relatives and friends for afternoon tea.

READ more MISTRESS OF THE AIR . . . Excerpt & Interview . . . 

SPOTLIGHT - The Seduction Expert by La Baronne

The Seduction Expert
by La Baronne
Release date: May 27th 2017
Publisher: VSP Publishing
Genre: Romance, Self-Help
After two best-sellers in France and Brazil, the seduction expert has now arrived in New York with her Vuitton luggage. She was the most famous seduction expert in France. She is now the most famous seduction expert in the world.

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Imagine years spent in her company, during which she challenges the biggest heartbreakers… Years of analyzing, tracking and well-deserved revenge. All motivated by a single promise: to change the lives of all those women calling upon her services. A few women would swear that The Seduction Expert changed their lives.

She is an iron hand in a velvet glove, a woman of honour, dressed in a designer suit. She is the Wonder Woman of modern times who owns Gucci shoes and Burberry coats. She is the kind of woman of action who brings emotional turmoil. Get her card, it's much better than spending holidays in St Barth!

READ more THE SEDUCTION EXPERT . . . Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

NetGalley REVIEW - Virtual Tour - How to Bewilder a Lord (How To Series, #3) by Ally Broadfield

How to Bewilder a Lord
How To Series, #3
by Ally Broadfield
Releasing June 5th 2017
Entangled Scandalous
BlurbGavin Corey, the Earl of Thornbrook, has shed his rakish ways in the hope of winning Lady Louisa’s heart, but neither she nor her parents consider him a suitable match. He convinces her to join forces with him to locate a missing family treasure by proposing a wager: if he finds the jewels, Lady Louisa must allow him to court her, but if she prevails, he must reveal the secret he’s keeping from her.

Lady Louisa Adair might be the most sought after lady on the marriage mart, but she values her independence above all else and has no interest in giving up her inheritance to marry. As she spends more time with the charming earl, however, she comes to wonder if he’s worth risking her inheritance and her family’s disapproval… until she’s confronted with the scandal from his past. 

READ more HOW TO BEWILDER A LORD (How To Series, #3) . . . Review, Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

SPOTLIGHT w/GUEST POST - Obedience by V. G. Kilgore

Obedience
by V G Kilgore
Date of Publication:  April 22nd 2017
Genre: Historical Fiction, Biblical fiction
Tagline: My father is a righteous man but I am just a man…who loves a woman
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Ham is a man of passion and questions. He's adored his wife, Lita, since he first saw her draped in her father's fishing nets and threatened to leave with her if his father, Noah, didn't allow the marriage. She becomes his greatest comfort when Ham is at odds with his father and brothers.

When Noah claims their God has commanded him to build an Ark to escape a devastating flood, Ham worries about the construction stripping the land and the community's ridicule of the family. He and Lita draw closer together as outsiders. They're shocked when the rains come and the entire family is forced into the Ark, along with the animals that appeared.

READ more OBEDIENCE . . . Book Trailer, Excerpt, Guest Post & Giveaway . . .

Virtual Tour - Her Wounded Dragon (The MacLomain Series: Viking Ancestors’ Kin, #4.5) Milly Taiden’s PDA Kindle World by Sky Purington

Her Wounded Dragon
The MacLomain Series:
Viking Ancestors’ Kin, # 4.5
Milly Taiden’s PDA Kindle World
by Sky Purington
Date of Publication:  June 1st 2017
Cover Artist:  Tara West
Genre:  Fantasy/Paranormal/Shifter Romance
BLURB
Curiosity is a dangerous thing and temptation a death wish. Especially for someone like Vivienne with her complicated past and closely guarded secrets. Yet when she has a chance to get near the enemy because of a sexy dragon shifter haunting her dreams, she doesn’t think twice. Even if it means seeking out a paranormal dating agency and tagging along incognito to scope him out as her best friend goes on a date with him.

Kage knows within minutes of meeting Vivienne that she isn’t who she pretends to be. As the right hand man of the enemy, it’s his job to figure out if she’s a threat. More so, if she’s a risk to his hidden agenda and well laid plans. Soon enough, he realizes the only danger she poses is to his hardened heart. After all, there’s no defense against the scorching desire dragons feel when they find their long lost mate.

READ more HER WOUNDED DRAGON (The MacLomain series: Viking Ancestors' Kin, #4.5) Milly Taiden's PDA Kindle World . . . Review, Excerpt & Giveaway . . .