Dating Rules by Keeley Holmes




Dating Rules

 

Serendipity Series

 

Book Two

 

Keeley Holmes
Genre: Sexy romantic comedy
Publisher: KH Novels
Date of Publication: 29th May 2018
ISBN: 9781986752664
Number of pages: 289
Word Count: 51k
Cover Artist: Keeley Holmes
Book Description:
Losing control is not an option for Izzy Shaw, something past experience has taught her. When you’re not in control, bad things happen. So when Parker Cole comes bustling into her life with his carefree manner, no full time job and his terrible Hawaiian shirts, she knows she should stay away.
For Parker, seeing Izzy at Penelope’s wedding stirred something in him. Izzy intrigues him. She’s attracted to him but she holds back and she doesn’t realise he sees this as a challenge. Usually when he wants something, he goes for it.
For Izzy, being attracted to a man and allowing herself to act upon it is defined by her rules. She lives by her rules, they protect her…
Parker is a rule breaker.
Over the course of 10 dates Parker has to persuade Izzy that he’s worth the risk, he has to persuade her that sometimes life doesn’t have to be all about rules, sometimes you have to walk on the edge to really appreciate living…
He will prove this to her, one date at a time.
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Excerpt 2:
    I blinked at him. “You realise you sound
like that puppet thing off those films…what are they called again?”
    “Saw?”
    “Yeah, that’s the one. You planning on
killing me?”
    “Only with orgasms, sweetheart,” Parker winked.
    Urgh.
Why did I fall for it? “What game?”
    “A word game.”
    I sighed and drank the rest of my wine.
“That tells me nothing. What game?”
    The DVD started. Men were singing as they
hammered at ice. I laughed so hard I had to hold my stomach. What the hell?
“Are we watching Frozen?” 
    “Yes,” he said, straight faced and very
serious as he sipped his own drink.
    I wiped away a tear. I’d seen the half
smile on his lips.  “How many times have
you played this game to this?”
     “Often. I find it’s a good way to get
drunk.”
     “I
can’t get drunk,” I squeaked.
     Or any more than I already was…
     I shouldn’t drink around him. It was
dangerous. I had no control and I wanted him more when alcohol flowed through
me. I wanted to throw my rules out of the window, alcohol made me feel
carefree, it made me embrace danger.
    “That’s part of the game,” he chuckled.
    Oh shit. “I don’t-”
    He cut me off, because he probably knew
that I was going to do everything I could to get out of it. “Rule time. Do you
want to begin at beginner level or advanced level?”
    “You’ve actually created levels for this?”
I was already in too deep to back out…and I was kind of interested.
    “We men take drinking games very
seriously.”
    I shook my head whilst my teeth nipped at
my bottom lip. His thumb grazed against it. Those eyes of his stared right into
me.
    Sweet fuck.
   “Let’s start at the beginner level,” he
answered for me, and let his thumb drop from my lip.
    I’d wanted the kiss.
    I
also knew that he was challenging me. “Why?”
    He shrugged. “You’ve already had quite a
bit to drink so…”
    Dick.
    Like I couldn’t handle my drink…okay, I
couldn’t, but still, he didn’t dictate what I could do or how much I could
take.
    Which wasn’t much
more if I was being honest.
    “Give me the advanced level.”
    “Fine,” he chuckled. “Don’t say I didn’t
warn you.”
     I scowled and glared at my empty glass,
like it was the one to get me into this mess. Well, it would get me into a
mess, but probably a different kind. Why couldn’t I say no? What was wrong with
me?
    “So, rules, any mention of the word snowman
or Olaf’s name and you drink.”
    I nodded.  
    “No sips. It has to be a mouthful. Sips are
for losers.”
    “Fine.”
    “More
rules yet, babe. Whenever Anna says, “Wait, What?” you have to drink.”
    “Does she say that a lot?”
    His smile was devilish. “Whenever ‘Let it
go’ is said or sung, you drink.”
    Christ. I was going to be hammered. I didn’t
know all the words to the song, but I knew that the song was called ‘Let it Go’
so that meant it would have the words in it.
    “That all of it?” I prayed that was it
because I wasn’t going to be able to stand up at the end.
    “Not quite. Last but not least, whenever Elsa
freezes something, you drink.”
    “It’s called fucking Frozen… she freezes things all the time!”
    “I know,” he laughed, “you ready?”
    Damn it. My stubborn side had won out and
now I was definitely getting myself into trouble. “Yes, but I need a different
drink.” A drink that would affect me less over a longer length of time. Wine would
certainly get me pissed within minutes.

 

About the Author:
Keeley Holmes is the author of sexy romantic comedies and NA books. She loved writing so much that whilst her friends were off doing work experience in schools and child care placements, she was doing hers in a publishing house. That was when she wrote her first book at 15, it was set in America and it was about a murdering woman with a glass eye… Number one bestseller…
After working full time and gaining her English Literature and Language degree, she changed her mind about becoming a teacher, when would she write books if she had to mark them? Instead she wrote her second book in 2007. From that moment, she’s written books as a side hobby and now she wants the world to read and love them! She’s a sucker for a romance books, with a little bit (a lot!) of kink in them!
She lives in beautiful Yorkshire, when sometimes she leaves the house and appreciates that beauty, before crawling back into her cave to write.

 

Avenged by a Highland Laird by Sky Purington

 
Avenged by a Highland Laird
The MacLomain Series
A New Beginning Book 4
Sky Purington       
Genre:  Time Travel Fantasy Romance
Date of Publication:  May 21st, 2018
ASIN: B079Y36LYH
Number of pages:  265
Word Count:  86,000
Cover Artist:  Tara West
Book Description:
Laird Bryce MacLeod will do anything to see Scotland’s history saved. Even if it means chasing down Jessie, a twenty-first century lass who might very well be his enemy. What he discovers when he catches her, however, is someone with deep, dark secrets and unanticipated intentions. Hidden truths so remarkable a whirlwind adventure through time begins.  
First, they find themselves in league with Angus Óg MacDomhnaill, Lord of the Isles, a noble Scottish captain rumored in some circles to be a pirate. Danger and intrigue abound as they help the Scots capture three English supply ships and deliver their cargo to the Scottish army. As they do and more mysteries are unveiled, attraction ignites and roars to life.   
Caught in the throes of newfound passion, they finally join King Robert the Bruce and face off with the English once more at the Battle of Byland Moor. Yet there’s another enemy as well. An evil whose sole purpose is meant to test their hearts in a way neither saw coming. An enemy determined to rip Jessie away from Bryce forever. Will the power of love be strong enough in the end? Or will the curse that threatens Scotland be too much to overcome?
Find out in Avenged by a Highland Laird, the epic conclusion of The MacLomain Series: A New Beginning.
 
Excerpt
She didn’t miss
the flash of disappointment in his eyes before he managed a small nod and held
out his hand. “Aye then, lass, step around me.”
Jessie clenched
her teeth, disappointed that the small bridge they had built was so swiftly
knocked down. That he was so quick to dislike her again. But that wasn’t to be
worried about right now.
Well aware time
was running out, she carefully turned, so she was facing the wall, took his
hand, and began moving. Step by step, she made her way along the ledge to the
point where they would have to share a space.
She met his pale
golden eyes and tried to ignore the flustered way they made her feel. “Are you
ready for me to pass?”
“I am,” he lied.
She could tell
by his guarded expression he was nowhere near ready. Not because he was a
coward but because he was aware of his effect on her. More so, how much he
liked it. His wariness had nothing to do with plummeting to their death but
allowing her close enough that she could pass. Feeling the heat of her skin.
So a bridge
might have been knocked down, but something else was taking its place. She
worked to steady her breathing at the quickly escalating attraction between
them. Now was most certainly not the time.
Yet she had
known this would likely happen, didn’t she? That it would be unavoidable. At
least for her. How else could it be considering the secrets she still kept?
Secrets she was foolish enough to have thought she could keep from him for his
own safety. But then she had very little real-life practice when it came to
attraction. Especially the sort she felt being so close to Bryce. He was the
real thing and far more then she anticipated.
However, now
definitely wasn’t the time for a chat about deep dark secrets that would only
upset him further.
They needed to
keep moving.
Though tempted
to close her eyes so she didn’t drown in those piercing golden orbs of his
again, she kept them open and made her move. With her hand braced on the left
side of his waist, she began moving along the front of him. She was halfway
across and directly in front of him when he touched the side of her waist,
lowered his lips close to her ear and whispered, “Dinnae move, lass.”
His words
floated through her mind. “There is a stranger standing across the way.”
“I feel him,”
she responded as her eyes rose to his. “He doesn’t see us yet.”
Though she
thought it was her breath that caught when they’re eyes met, it might have been
his. Alarmed by the impact of being this close, she nearly teetered back, but
his arm slipped around and pulled her even closer.
Unable to
breathe at all now, she didn’t look away. She couldn’t if she wanted to. “Let
me go, and I’ll hide us without him knowing.”
Unmistakable
heat gathered in his eyes. Heat and desire he warred to contain, but she saw
it…then she felt it as his arm tightened. The pale gold flecks in his thickly
lashed eyes only grew brighter with curiosity. While she could tell herself
that he simply wondered how she would get them out of this, she knew better.
His curiosity was entirely focused on the strong chemistry between them.
Despite the
waterfall’s intense spray and the fact an enemy could very well be staring at them
right now, she was human enough to get caught up in what was happening between
them. How it felt to finally be pressed against his long, hard body. 
To finally lay
her hands on the physical form of someone she had known for so long.
“No,” she
whispered, suddenly frightened as heat swept through her. “Not now. Not yet.”
She swallowed hard and shook her head, suddenly lost in memories. No matter how
real this might be, she had long trained herself that she couldn’t trust
lustful feelings when it came to him. That she should not indulge in them. “Let
me go. Please.”

 

Though her
response could simply be that of a woman choosing to reject what flared between
them, he seemed to sense there was more to it. His arousal turned to
protectiveness as his brow furrowed in determination and his grip tightened
ever so slightly. She couldn’t help but wonder if he was inherently responding
to her past. To those moments he was so much a part of without ever knowing.
 
About the Author:
Sky Purington is the bestselling author of nearly forty novels and novellas. A New Englander born and bred who recently moved to Virginia, Sky was raised hearing stories of folklore, myth, and legend. When combined with a love for history, romance, and time-travel, elements from the stories of her youth found release in her books.
Purington loves to hear from readers and can be contacted at Sky@SkyPurington. Interested in keeping up with Sky’s latest news and releases? Either visit Sky’s website, www.SkyPurington.com, subscribe to her quarterly newsletter or sign up for personalized text message alerts. Simply text ‘skypurington’ (no quotes, one word, all lowercase) to 74121 or visit Sky’s Sign-up Page. Texts will ONLY be sent when there is a new book release. Readers can easily opt out at any time.
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Deepest Midnight

The Immortal Kindred Series
Book One
Clara Winter
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Date of Publication: June 25, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-945910-64-7
Number of pages: 162
Word Count: 48,903
Tagline: True love never dies
Book Description:
True love never dies. At least it doesn’t for Millicent, a once French noblewoman turned immortal vampire. Her big problem is that the love of her life was murdered before she was granted immortality. Forever is a long time to live in despair. 240 years later, she happens upon an English actor named Jack, who happens to look exactly like her dead lover.
Trying to figure out Jack’s true soul identity becomes complicated by her own uncertainty, Jack’s mortality, and the other man in Millicent’s life. Alexandre, her maker and companion, isn’t going to make it too easy for her. Millicent must decide if she’s going to continue to be led by others or take the reins and drive the outcome of her life.
Deepest Midnight is set in modern day Savannah, Ga with occasional glimpses back to 18th century France.

About the Author:

Clara Winter grew up reading Anne of Green Gables, The Secret Garden, and Alice in Wonderland, while watching Buck Rogers, Star Trek, and Doctor Who. Writing her own stories naturally ensued. She is a wife, mother, and former school counselor, with a Master’s Degree in Counseling. Amy is from Colorado Springs, Co and currently resides in Mission Viejo, Ca.