Custodian by Montana Ash

 


Custodian

Elemental Paladins
Book Five
Montana Ash
Genre: Paranormal/fantasy romance
Publisher: Paladin Publishing
Date of Publication: January 20th, 2017
ISBN: 978-0-6482396-1-1
ASIN: B07874BLBD
Number of pages: 310
Word Count: 81,328
Cover Artist: LKO Designs
Tagline: Ancient knights … with a modern twist!
Book Description:
Max has finally found everything she never dared dream of; family, friends, and love with a man who does terrifying things to her independence. She has more to lose than ever before. With lines being drawn in the sand and sides being chosen, the future from her nightmares seems set in motion. Max is terrified – feeling the weight of her Order’s lives on her shoulders. But she’s also resolute, because she’s calling do-over on their entire society!
Ryker had been a miserable bastard for years before Max stumbled into his life and turned his whole world upside down. Months ago, she arrived and offered him everything he swore he would never want or need. Now there was no question; he was blissfully whipped. But who would have thought that winning Max’s heart wasn’t the real fight?
With the rot at the centre of their society uncovered and the hidden threat identified, Max and Ryker must unite all – wardens, paladins, rangers, and chades – if they are to defeat their common enemy.
But hey, with a Goddess on their side, how hard can it be?   
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Excerpt:
“We totally crushed that. High five,” Max wheezed out, holding her hand up.
Despite his exhausted and satiated state, Ryker laughed, raising his hand high enough to give her a companionable slap before grinning at her.
“What?” Max asked.
Ryker shook his head, “Nothing. It’s just you. You are so awesome.”
Max snorted, stretching languidly and causing his idiotic body to stir once more, “I could have told you that.”
“I know you could. But it loses a little something when you say it yourself,” he informed her.
Max rolled her head to look at him once more, “I’ve never found that to be true.”
Her words caused him to snort out another laugh, “Why doesn’t that surprise me?”
The shock of seeing so many bodies had reality returning swiftly and the ramifications of what she was about to do had bile rushing to her throat. “This can’t be why I was made,” Max whispered, turquoise eyes desolate as she watched the writhing mass of evil bodies in the distance. She didn’t see Ryker move but he was suddenly in front of her, cupping her face in his large hands. His russet eyes held hers captive as he spoke;
“It’s not. You were made for me.”
His lips brushed hers, once, twice, and a third time. The kiss was soft and sweet as if they had all the time in the world. Max was still a little out of breath when he pulled back, despite the leisurely pace. She stood up on her toes so she could wrap her arms around Ryker’s neck, smiling and shaking her head; “How does the man who called me a liar and told me I looked like shit, always know the exact right thing to say now?” she asked, absently playing with the hair on his nape.

 

Ryker grinned, “I’m complicated.”
 
 

About the Author:

Montana is an Aussie, self-confessed book junkie. Although she loves reading absolutely everything, her not-so-guilty pleasure is paranormal romance. Alpha men – just a little bit damaged – and feisty women – strong yet vulnerable – are a favourite combination of hers. Throw in some steamy sex scenes, a touch of humour, and a little violence and she is in heaven! She is a scientist by day, a writer by night, and a reader always!
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Savage Winds by Michelle C Reilly



Savage Winds
Savage Winds
Book One
Michelle C Reilly
Genre: Time Travel Romance
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Date of Publication: February 28, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-5092-1938-4
ISBN: 978-1-5092-1937-7
ASIN: B079HLPV9F
Number of pages: 426
Word Count: 109,365
Cover Artist: Kristian Norris
Tagline: War, Pirates, Nor The Savage Winds of Time Will Keep Them Apart
Book Description:
Ana Salvatore, a marine biologist, wants nothing more than to have an independent life free of her mobster family. While on an excursion in the Bermuda Triangle with her uncle, his boat explodes, and she wakes to find herself in the arms of gorgeous Captain Jacen Stirling on an ancient ship. It’s like a fairytale, until he tells her the year is 1814.
Jacen is on a secret mission for General Andrew Jackson to infiltrate the infamous privateer Jean Lafitte’s encampment to determine his loyalties. When he discovers Ana while on his way to meet Lafitte, he can’t decide if she’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to him, or the best.
As the Battle of New Orleans draws nearer, can Jacen and Ana work together to help their country beat the invaders? Or will the British, the war, or the savage winds of time keep them apart?

Excerpt:
The latch lifted
and Captain Jacen Stirling entered. When he turned to shut the door, she
noticed the captain’s own pants had the same double rows of buttons hers had.
She made eye contact and found him staring at her with a stone face. Her mouth
dropped open, and she stuttered as she realized he’d noticed where her gaze had
been.
“I was… It’s
your pants… And mine, too. They’re, like, really old-fashioned.”
He glanced down
at his black britches. “My trousers aren’t, I admit, at the height of the Parisian
fashion
standards, but since we are currently at war, I believe priorities are in
order.”
She blinked. “I
know I’ve been busy finishing up my doctorate, but I hadn’t realized things had
become
so much worse in
the Middle East that they’ve affected fashion trends.”
“The Middle
East?”
“Uh huh.”
“Do you speak of
war? In the Middle East?”
“Uh, yeah… The
last time I checked. Why? What war are you referring to?”
He stood taller.
“I speak of war with Great Britain and their continued efforts to prove our young
country isn’t valiant enough to stand on its own.”
“Uh huh,” she
muttered. Is he off his meds? “Great Britain, huh?”
He gave a curt
nod.
“So, you’re,
like, talking Revolutionary War?”
“That war ended
some time ago. I speak of our current situation that began in 1812.”
“1812?” She
suddenly felt like she was watching the final round of Wimbledon and each
opponent kept
gaining the edge
to win, only to lose it again. “As in one-eight-one-two?”
“No,” he
scoffed. “As in one-nine-one-two. What bloody year did you think I was
referring to?”
“Oh, you know,
nothing like referring to a war that took place over two hundred years ago,”
she said dryly.
He froze, and
the edges of his lips rose in a grin. “Two hundred years ago? What year do you
think this is?”
“I don’t know…
Maybe 2017?”

About the Author:
Michelle C. Reilly is a single mom of two wonderful boys. She spent ten years in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman Preventive Medicine Technician, which meant she was actually attached to or stationed with the U.S. Marine Corps. She has a Masters in Science in Public Health, but she is generally an IT geek and a nerd of many other things as well. She currently resides in Las Vegas, NV, with her two cats, Meowdy and Moose, and her labradoodle, Sophie.
She’s self-published the Anathergians Saga, science-fiction/paranormal romance and suspense stories that revolve around a powerful alien species who landed on Earth over five thousand years ago. SAVAGE WINDS, her venture into time romance, was picked up by The Wild Rose Press.

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Caressed by the Edge of Darkness by Amanda J. Greene

Caressed by the Edge of Darkness
Rulers of Darkness
Book Five
Amanda J. Greene
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Self / Indie Published
Date of Publication: 10/10/2017
ASIN: B073WDF13S
Number of pages: 393
Word Count: 127,000
Cover Artist: Kim Killion / Hot Damn Designs
Tagline: He will claim her…With one bite…
Book Description:
Hardened by centuries of torture, former blood slave, Gabriel Erhard, is driven by an insatiable need to destroy his enemies. Violence darkens his battered soul, leaving no place for mercy in his world. Gabriel’s only desire is vengeance—until he finds her.
Seized by vampires, bound as a slave, and placed on the auction block, Jordan Culver is instantly entranced by the dangerous male who claims her. Jordan’s new captor vows to set her free, but his haunted gaze burns with savage desire and his wicked kiss makes her crave his touch and…complete surrender.
While Gabriel battles his enemies, he will break every sacred law to achieve his ultimate goal—uniting the Outcast Society and creating a new vampire Clan. But the distracting human with mesmerizing violet eyes jeopardizes his plans. With every soft whisper she evokes his tormented memories, tests his sanity and challenges his every boundary. Can Jordan help him overcome the miseries of his past and find a future with her? Or will he lose what remains of his soul and become a true beast?
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Excerpt:
“I’m not the
kind of human that cowers. I will not run from you.”
He appreciated
Jordan’s bravery but not her attitude. Losing his patience he snapped, “Would
you like a job or not?”
“I can find my
own, thanks.” She turned on her heel and marched toward the door.
Let her go.
Gabriel blocked
her exit. He should let her be angry. He should allow her to believe he hated
her so that she would hate him, but…he couldn’t.
“Get out of my
way!”
“Not a chance.”
She squared her
shoulders and notched her chin up. Regal, stunning, her violet eyes flashed
with defiance, challenge. “Should the lowly human have asked for your
permission to leave?” She pulled her hair to the side revealing the graceful
column of her neck. “Should I play the meek mortal and let you tap my vein.”
Her sensual mouth curled in a taunting smile. “My blood, I know you want it,
leech.”
Tempting lips.
Sexy voice. Bitchy words. Goddamn, he wanted her. “I thought we’d already
established if I wanted your blood, I could just take it.” His eyes narrowed.
“No. There is something else I want from you right now.”
He advanced. She
didn’t back away. Oh, he loved her spirit. Reveled in it. Vampires shrank from
him, but not his mortal. He doubted Jordan could even spell retreat.
She moistened
her lips, her tiny teeth catching the dip of her bottom lip. He groaned. He’d
nibble and lick that bow for her. As if she could read his thoughts, Jordan
responded to him. Pink tinted her high cheekbones; her breaths grew heavy and
the scent of jasmine intensified.
With
unfathomable speed, he lunged. Before she could react, he had her hair wrapped
around his fist. Their bodies slammed together. Soft curves to unyielding
muscle.
He had her
pinned against the back of the chaise. They both knew with one swift movement
he could have her beneath him.
Gabriel
tightened his hold on her hair as he drew his other hand up her body. His
gloved fingers skimmed the outside of her thigh, gently brushed over the arch
of her hip, caressed her side, lightly tickled her ribcage, and stopped. His
hand hovered just above her breast.
One heartbeat.
Two.
 Jordan pressed forward; her luscious breast
fit his palm perfectly. They both groaned and shuddered from the contact.
“You make me
crazed,” Gabriel grated. Tilting his head down, he rubbed his face against her
hair, inhaling deep. “I’ve wanted…” He pressed a kiss to the curve of her neck
then to the tip of her ear.
She shivered in
his arms. He could sense her need, her desire. It matched his own. Strong.
Relentless.
He kneaded her
breast, her nipple stiffened beneath her shirt. The pearl abraded his palm,
taunting him. Gabriel wanted to taste it, to pull it between his lips. Would
she like it if he used his teeth…his fangs?
His cock pulsed.
He pressed the hard length against her belly. A shocked, delighted gasp seized
in her throat. Jordan’s voice trembled as she whispered his name.
Their gaze
locked.
She aches for me
just as I ache for her.
He should stop
this. Never had a woman enthralled him so…Never had he craved like this.
Mindless.
The
mortal—magicless, powerless—she’d done this to him.
Gabriel released
her breast to grip the swell of her hip. He ground his sex against her.
She’d pay. He’d
show her why no one dared tempt a beast.
His vision
shifted, his fangs elongated. Yes, he’d show her and he’d take what he wanted.
Pulling her
hair, he yanked her head back, exposing her throat. He leaned forward and
inhaled her scent again, his lungs filled with jasmine and woman. His lips
brushed over her pulse. “Beautiful.” He raked his fangs over her pulse then
soothed the reddened flesh with his tongue.
Tiny sighs
escaped her lips with every kiss he pressed against her neck, her jaw, her
cheek.
“Look at me,” he
demanded.
She opened her
heavy lidded eyes to peer up at him from beneath thick, dark lashes. Her violet
gaze glowed with need, her delicious lips parted as her breaths panted,
silently begging for him.
When only a
whisper separated their lips, he snarled, “I’ve waited.”
Gabriel
possessively took her mouth. Claimed. Soft, giving lips trembled beneath his.
He delved his tongue inside, tasting her. He expected a shy response, a
tentative lick, but Jordan boldly kissed him back. She rose to her toes. Her
hands flew to his shoulders. She cleaved to him in desperation. He felt the
sharp points of her nails through his shirt as she pulled him even closer.
Tighter.
Holding her,
feeling her move against him, her mouth greedily meeting his. It felt right. Everything
about this felt right, like he’d been waiting centuries for this moment. As if
her kiss had broken some kind of spell, his heart pounded, his soul awakened.
Had he truly been cold and deadened for so long?
This woman. This
mortal was forcing him to feel again. He reveled in it; he reviled it. But he
couldn’t stop. There was no stopping, no going back. She’d marked him and he’d
mark her.

 

About the Author:
Amanda J. Greene creates paranormal romance for ravenous readers. She lives in Southern California, where she enjoys escaping the rewarding but hectic world of writing by spending time in the sun and sand with her military husband and their two dogs.
   
Twitter: @AmandaJGreene1  https://twitter.com/amandajgreene1

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