Contemporary Romance · Novella · Sharing The Love

Sharing The Love

with Amber Daulton

Featuring her novella A Hero’s Heart

Welcome to Sharing The Love, Amber Daulton!

Hi, everyone. I’m excited to be on Anita’s blog. I’m Amber Daulton, author of the smokin’ hot romantic suspense series, Arresting Onyx, and several standalone novellas. Today, I’m sharing one of my earlier works that I’ve recently revised and given a cover makeover. A Hero’s Heart is a hot romantic suspense novella featuring a down-on-his-luck DEA agent and a sassy, widowed mom who happens to be his ex. Sparks fly when they finally reunite, but not everything is going to be roses for this couple. Their problems are only just beginning…

About The Book

Rekindling the flames of love has never burned so hot.

Lies. Betrayal. A blown undercover mission.

After ten years away, DEA agent Jarrett Brandt heads home to pay his respects to his deceased brother and hide out from the cartel kingpin who wants him dead. The last thing he needs is Marissa, his high school sweetheart, tempting him with her sassy smile and showing him the life he gave up. Add on his judgmental parents, and he’s ready to hit the road.

Widowed mom Marissa Reinn never had much luck with the Brandt boys. First Jarrett broke her heart, then she lost his brother—her husband—to a bullet. Vowing to uncover Jarrett’s secrets, she succumbs to the passion still burning between them instead.

When a team of assassins find him, Jarrett and Marissa will have to work together to survive and protect her son. How will they seize their second chance at love with their lives on the line?

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Second-chance Romance, Romantic Suspense

Length: Novella

Excerpt:

“You can trust me, Jarrett. I won’t tell your parents anything you don’t want me to.” She sighed and stood as well. “You used to tell me everything. We never kept secrets.”

Jarrett paced between the coffee table and fireplace. “My parents’ opinion doesn’t matter. Dad would still throw up my juvie record or the fact that I’m not a cop, even if I was a model citizen. I’m not that lost, angry kid anymore. I know who I am now, and it’s not someone you’d want to know.”

“I disagree.”

“God, you don’t understand. Marissa, I’ve missed you so damn much. I’ve laid awake so many nights wondering what my life would’ve been like if I’d stayed here.” When he made love to other women, he imagined Marissa beneath him or above him, panting his name. When the nightmares of blood and gore faded, he dreamed of her. Those bittersweet memories and what if scenarios were almost worse than the nightmares. “I’ve done things I’m not proud of.”

“I hated you after you left, but I’ve gotten over it. Everyone feels regret and guilt over something. It’s all about being human.” She dashed away her tears. “I told you mine last night. Will you please show me the same courtesy?”

“I can’t.”

“At least tell me what you did last Christmas. Jason made it crystal clear that he didn’t want you alone. He wants you to have a tree.” She pointed at the Douglas fir. “Well, there you go. What did you do last year?”

Jarrett licked his dry lips, heat swelling in his cheeks.

He’d joined the Consuelo gang last December and spent the holiday in a slummy apartment with five thugs who sold cocaine on the streets of Albuquerque. Living around his drug of choice had nearly destroyed him.

“What about your last birthday?” Marissa blocked his path and braced her hands on her hips. “Did you have cake or go out with a bunch of buddies and get drunk? Did something horrible happen? Why won’t you tell me anything?”

He shoved a hand through his hair. “Damn it, Marissa. Yeah, I got drunk. A few of us went to a strip club where I fucked two dancers in a backroom. Is that what you wanted to hear?”

Her eyes widened as she stepped back.

Way to go, you fucking idiot. He brushed his shaky hands on his button-down shirt to steady them. “Marissa—”

She strode past him with a high head and left the room. Her cold shoulder skewered him, but he didn’t deserve better.

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About The Author

Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas. Her books are published through Daulton Publishing, The Wild Rose Press, and Books to Go Now, and are available in ebook, print on demand, audio, and foreign language formats. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and demanding cats.

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A Hero’s Heart can also be found on the Loved-up Library HERE

Novella · Sharing The Love

Sharing The Love

with Lil Deville

Featuring her novella The Stable Boy’s Roughneck Ride

Welcome to Sharing The Love, Lil Deville!

Do you read your book reviews? Do they impact your future/current projects?

I don’t unless I want to spend a month being a miserable sod. I could get ten positive reviews and one bad one and the bad one is the one I will obsess over. I do consider constructive criticism from other authors whose opinions I trust. However, I do not allow trends or the opinions of others to dictate what I write.

What are common traps for aspiring writers?

Following trends and allowing the opinions of others to dictate what they write.

Does writing energize or exhaust you?

Writing is the key to my survival. Networking and promotion exhausts me.

About the Book

When Pingucury raiders attack their rig, hunky roughneck clone foreman Iker and his equally buff pal Peregrine are forced to flee. The friends encounter Ohannes, a sweet and submissive pleasure clone who offers them shelter.

Genre: M/M Erotic Romance, Erotic Sci-Fi

Length: 3000 words

Rating: Mature audience only

Note: Ménage a trois

Excerpt:

A tall, slender human male clone appearing to be about 25 years of age stepped out from behind a bale of hay. He was a striking-looking fellow with an alabaster complexion and angular features. His thick, blue-black bangs fell over wide, onyx eyes.

“Crap, he’s a pleasure clone,” Iker muttered. “I was hopin’ for someone with useful skills who could hold their own in a fight.”

“We don’t know what skills he has,” Peregrine whispered. “We should give him a chance. Anyway, it wouldn’t be right to leave him here unprotected.”

“You’re Hangiri riggers,” the young man noted. “I’m glad to see you. I’m Ohannes Herod Hertz. I was the stable boy here at Blackwood Ranch.”

“Stable boy?” Iker inquired, eyeing Ohannes suspiciously. “Where are the animals?”

“I set them free. The Pingucury treat animals with more respect than humans.”

“Where’s your boss?” Peregrine inquired.

“Gone. All of them gone. Those that the military didn’t take ran. It isn’t safe here in the loft. You can follow me to the bunker. We can stay there till tomorrow night, then, if it’s safe, we should make our way to the monastery.”

The roughnecks followed the willowy stable hand to a well-disguised trap door hidden behind several large bales of hay. They descended a ladder and walked through a long metal tunnel to a heavy metallic door. Ohannes punched in a code and the men followed him to an area that looked more like a luxury suite than an emergency hideaway.

“A dozen people could survive comfortably for a year in this place,” Ohannes stated as he poured the roughnecks and himself a glass of Horika. “As you can see, there is plenty of food and drink, and I am here to assist you should you require anything.”

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About the Author

Lil DeVille is a boring middle-aged lady who writes exciting stories. When Lil isn’t turning up the virtual heat, she enjoys baking and crafts. Lil does not like to share pictures of herself. The image by artist Dina Dee represents Lil’s inner spirit.

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http://www.naughtynetherworldpress.com

https://bit.ly/nnpLBRY (Naughty Netherworld Press LBRY Channel)

http://ornerybookemporium.blogspot.com

The Stable Boy’s Roughneck Ride has also been added to the Loved-up Library here.