Breathless Press Releases – #4
Contemporary and Paranormal Romance
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Guardian Angel by Ben Kelly
In a world with more than six billion people, a perfect partner exists for everyone. Katherine waited years to find hers, only to discover she has two. Unfortunately, her handsome, filthy rich, suitor isn’t one of them. When she spurns his advances, nothing can save Katherine and her soul mates from his wrath.
Katherine glanced at her phone, merely to confirm her suspicions, then hit the button to silence the annoying thing. Helen left another voice mail, as if believing seven would be the magic number to prompt her stepdaughter to return her call.
I wish she would quit bugging me. I’ve already told her I won’t date Geoffrey Werner, regardless of the size of his bank account or his abundant good looks.
Helen had described him as a Greek god in a business suit, with penetrating green eyes and black hair made for a woman’s fingers.
Go ahead, give in, wimp. She picked up her phone to make the call. What harm could there be in one date with a filthy rich Greek god?
“Hey, Helen. I wasn’t avoiding you.” Liar. “They’re running me crazy over here. Raoul has a big show coming up, and we’re short on models. He’s threatening to use another agency unless we can bring in some new top-notch talent in the next ten days. Basically, the fate of the whole agency is resting squarely on my shoulders. But no pressure, right? So, what’s up? I’ve got a couple of minutes before I have to meet with a potential recruit.” Let me guess, Geoffrey wants to know when I’m going to stop being such a tight ass and go out with him? I hope he’s as nice as he is hot.
“I know you’re busy, honey, so I won’t keep you. It’s just, Geoffrey really wants to meet you. He’s stopping by this evening for cocktails, and I thought you might like to join us. It doesn’t have to be anything formal, just pop in on your way home from work, say, sevenish.”
“Helen, if I meet this guy, will you promise to quit badgering me, even if I don’t like him?” Maybe this is an opportunity I shouldn’t pass up. Who knows, it could be fate. I’ve refused to even talk to him, but he won’t give up. I suppose persistence could be a good sign.
“Kathy, you’ll like him. Ray better be glad I’m not twenty-five years younger, because I’d be all over that.”
Ray better not turn his back, or you’ll be all over that. What a terrible thing to think. It’s true, but it’s still not nice. “Promise you’ll let it go.”
“Honey, you’ve got to give up this childish fantasy about finding your perfect man. There is no such thing as a soul mate. You need to stop reading those damn romance novels and get your head into reality. You have the opportunity of a lifetime being handed to you. Don’t throw it away because of some ridiculous notion.”
“Jesus, Helen, do you always have to preach?” I like romance novels. It’s not childish to want to meet the right guy. I don’t want to settle for just anyone because I’m afraid of being alone. I think I’d rather be alone than get stuck in a bad relationship with Mr. Wrong. Yep, all the kids will stand on the corner pointing and laughing at me when I hobble down the street. Ha ha, look at the old spinster. She’s ninety-five years old, and she never got laid. She’s been sitting in front of her window every day since her fifth birthday, waiting for her soul mate.
“Kathy, I don’t know how else to get through that thick head of yours. One day you’ll thank me for being so insistent. Come meet him. Who knows, maybe he’s the one you’ve been waiting for.”
Hum, maybe he is the one. God knows I’ve been waiting long enough. Maybe I’ll gaze into his eyes and see the man of my dreams. He’ll take me into his arms, press his lips to mine, and I’ll lose myself in his sensuous embrace. I’ll open my mouth and caress his tongue with mine. My nipples will tighten, and my body will tremble with desire, as my… Someone rapped on her office window. Katherine glanced up and spotted her boss, Lynda, looking in as she strolled by. “Helen, I have to get back to work. I’ll see you at seven. Tell Ray I said hello.”
High Heels and Hexes by Michael Matthews Bingamon
Shelly is a clever, sexy, dark haired beauty from New Zealand, but this talented witch has a gift for trouble. When her sister Caroline is abducted, Shelly and her coven must risk all to save her from the demon that snatched her away. The trio of seductive witches summons a demon of their own for aid and he directs them to a dangerous cambian, half-man half-demon, who resides in Death Valley.
The cambian proves to be a powerful, handsome, and charismatic figure who is most unpredictable. Shelly’s proclivity for trouble drives her wild and she can’t help but to fall for him. However, this inscrutable cambian’s past could spell doom for the coven, along with Shelly’s heart, when it catches up with them in Los Angeles.
Four passionate witches must overcome not only a demon’s wrath, but their own dark desires in this modern day, magical, erotic fantasy. Follow these good natured, yet rambunctious, young women on their adventure of a lifetime. Will these ladies ever need anything besides their High Heels & Hexes?
“How did you know I was going to faint? You caught me before I fell. You also prevented my casting the hex twice, both times prior to my uttering a single syllable. You seem to know what I’m going to do before I do it. I understand cambians have different powers, can you read thoughts?”
“No, I don’t read nobody’s thoughts.” His voice was gentle. “It goes like this; I see the future, at least a few moments ahead, anyways. It’s enough to see what a person is about to do next. Combine that with my speed and strength and I’m lethal— see?”
“I noticed. I do apologize for attempting to throw the hex. It won’t happen again.”
He turned her palm upward, spit on it and rubbed with vigorous effort, causing the ink to smear and disenchant the symbol.
“We don’t have to worry about that now, though you’re right on about my feud with Vaciro. He’s tried to have me killed many times and I’ve gotten to be an expert at staying alive. The downside is I’ve become a crappy host.” He took her arm and escorted Shelly to the door. “Vaciro wants a bride so that he can spawn more cambians. You know witches make the best spouses for demons since they have magical talent and that means stronger half-demons. Since your enemy is my enemy maybe we can work something out. Tell you what, babe; Jack will listen to your story and decide if he wants in.”
“Your name is Jack?” She failed to stifle a giggle.
“That’s right, what’s wrong with that? It’s a classic name. You find that funny?”
“No!” She chuckled again. “Sorry! Honestly, I don’t know. I came in here fearing for my life from a half-demon spawn just to discover his name is Jack. It’s ridiculous, that’s all.”
“I could still kill you.” Jack feigned offense. “Stop laughing or otherwise it’ll be the last thing you do.”
“No worries, mate.” She stroked his chest and admired how solid he was. “No need to get all worked up over it. It’s just a bit of fun.”
Jack furrowed his brow. “Man, you have a funny accent. Are you British or something?”
“I’m from New Zealand! You mean to tell me that you don’t know the difference?”
Jack shook his head. “I’m an American, honey. We don’t need to know the difference.”
“Typical bloody yank, go on then.”
The Movie Star’s Wife by Liz R. Newman
The wife of a major movie star commits to helping her dearest friend conceal a secret from the public eye but is tempted away from loyalty by the promise of true love.
Juliet James, aka Julie Streets, is a former starlet married to one of the biggest action stars in history. He’s handsome, sexy, and her best friend. There’s only one thing keeping them from falling in love. Enter a world of glamour and riches where all of the indulgences of heaven are there for the taking, but the trappings of a marriage of convenience have made life a living hell. A chance meeting prompts Juliet to change her situation when she comes across a romantic interest she just can’t stay away from.
“This doc covers everything, from maid service to housekeepers to even just close friends. He can’t imagine exactly what this can cover as well,” I lied. “I mean, what transpires between you and I.” Tiny droplets of sweat formed at my hairline. “You and I work together. We’ve formed a friendship. He’ll think it pertains to whatever happens or is said on set. The entire crew will have to sign one as well if the pilot becomes a series.”
Gavin placed the document on a teak side table. Lifting up my chin gently, he caressed my cheek with his hand. “This doesn’t work for me, Juliet.”
I stared off into the moonlit seascape, watching the waves lap upon the shore. The ocean held as many tears as were prepared to fall from my eyes. I closed them as I breathed deeply, listening to the sound of the waves pounding, and the crickets chirping at the sight of the moon. The nearness of him, combined with the romantic setting, seemed to be a stage set for a joke, a parody of forever unrequited love. I felt the weight of his body upon mine, as his lips pressed against mine, opening them in a passionate kiss that ignited my very soul from where his lips touched me in a secret place that had been treated as an affliction for far too long.
“I have a suggestion of my own, that I want to run by you.” Slipping off the hammock, he disappeared down the stairs, coming back up with one hand behind his back. “Juliet. I know you are another man’s wife, and under any other circumstances I would have nothing to do with you. I can’t stay away. I won’t. Unless you ask me to.” He waited as he searched my eyes. He bent down on one knee and brought a box from behind his back. “Perhaps this is not as extraordinary as the one you already own. If you don’t like it, I can find you a different one more suited to your taste. Juliet James, will you marry me?”
“Yes!” I blurted. Then just as quickly, “No! I mean… I have to ask Steven.”
“I can’t explain. I’ll try. When you live with someone for so long, you owe them an explanation.”
“Do you want to marry me, Juliet?”
His Princess by Kiru Taye
With the weight of a kingdom on his shoulders and his honor at stake, can a Prince truly love a slave?
Ezinne is dismayed when her mistress presents her to Prince Emeka as a concubine to cater for his every need for a few weeks. She’s a slave whose previous encounters with men make her fear their brutality.
Yet the more she gets to know the powerful yet honorable prince, the easier he breaks down the walls around her heart. She soon comes to want him more than she wants anything else, even freedom.
But Emeka is the heir to the throne and Ezinne is a woman with secrets that threaten not just their budding relationship but a kingdom.
As if he’d conjured her up by thinking about her, Nonye walked into his obi at that moment. A smile creased his lips as he watched her glide into the room. Nonye was a consummate princess. She was born and bred as one. There was no doubt as to her status and sophistication when she walked into a room. All eyes gravitated toward her.
Except today it wasn’t entirely true. There was another girl following closely behind Nonye. The moment, he glimpsed the girl entering his obi, his eyes focused on her. His heart practically stopped in his chest. Mentally he shook his head and berated himself for staring. A warm sensation spread through his body. His body’s response undeniable; the girl roused him as only one other person had been able to. Yet, it couldn’t possibly be her.
The girl was the most stunning woman he’d ever seen. It occurred to him there was something familiar about her but he couldn’t pinpoint it. He’d seen her somewhere but wasn’t sure where. Was she one of the Ichie’s daughters? Perhaps a princess from another kingdom? He noted that even Amobi was staring appreciatively at the girl. A vice tightened Emeka’s gut, jealousy spreading through him.
Nonye curtsied in front of him. He indicated for her to rise up, his stomach churning, spreading guilt through him. What am I doing ogling another woman? I’m a married man. I was raised by my father to value marriage. Moreover he had made a promise to work at keeping a good relationship with his wife, Nonye. Yet here he was blatantly admiring another woman in her presence. His disgust for his actions left a bitter taste of bile on his tongue.
Forcing himself to, he turned toward Nonye and smiled, taking her hand to guide her to her chair next to his. When she smiled back at him, his guilt eased a little. Yes, his marriage wasn’t perfect but he was committed to it. Nonye was a beautiful woman, though there were certain behaviors of hers he didn’t like. He had already made a vow to himself that they would work through whatever issues they had together.
Though every pore of his body was aware of the other woman still standing in front of him, he decided to ignore her and keep his eyes on Nonye. He needed the woman gone as soon as possible and wondered why Nonye would bring her to his chamber.
He couldn’t keep his irritated nerves from reflecting in his voice. “Nonye, I was in a meeting with Amobi. Is there something you need from me?”
“Please forgive me, my prince, but I need a private audience with you.” Nonye batted her doe eyes at him, her face screwed up in a frown. His guilt rose again. His grip tightened on his chair armrest. He’d never raised his voice to Nonye, yet because of another woman’s presence, he was so riled that he lost his temper. That wasn’t good. He needed to take back control of his person. Loosening his grip, he extended his arm and took Nonye’s hand in his.
Amobi said, “My prince, I think we have concluded our discussion. If it pleases you, I’ll come back another time.”
Emeka nodded in agreement. His friend was nothing if not diplomatic. Nonye knew better than to interrupt him when he was in a meeting with his special adviser except if the reason was of utmost important and urgency.
“Amobi, thank you for your time. I’ll speak to you later.” Emeka waved his hand to dismiss Amobi and the personal guards who always stood behind his chair.
When they left the room, Nonye indicated for the girl to approach. The moment he turned to look at the girl again, his sight was riveted to her. She was indeed the most beautiful maiden he’d seen. She had very long braided black hair, twisted and decorated with beads in a pile on her head. Her face was heart-shaped with almond-shaped beguiling brown eyes, a small nose and full sumptuous lips. Her skin glowed like polished ebony wood and the decorative uli on her body enhanced her beauty. Several rows of elephant tusk beads hung around her neck partly covering her full breasts, indicating she was an unwed maiden. More beads hung around her waist, accentuating her slim midriff. Her wrapped ornate thick-woven skirt flared over her round hips and stopped just above her knees. There were more beads on her lower legs and ankles. She was dressed almost similar to a young bride on her wedding day.
Emeka wondered what she was doing here. Does she come to seek my blessing? Somehow the thought of her marrying some unknown man had his heart constricting again in jealous rage.
Who is she?