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Get Hooked on The Unmasking #MFRWHooks

Celtic ritual, a female undercover cop, an athletic anthropology professor and a truly creepy villain – what’s not to like? Just selected as a Top Pick at Night Owl Reviews! Here’s an excerpt – hope it hooks you. Click the graphic at the end to travel to the other posts on the hop.

Whose mask will crumble first—
the enigmatic professor of Celtic Studies,
the undercover cop masquerading as a co-ed,
or the campus stalker,
biding his time to strike again?

EXCERPT

Chapter One

Who will be the next victim?

Nancy Appleby scanned the co-eds in the small lecture hall. Each could be his next prey. Each looked much younger than she remembered being as a full-time student. Each woman hung on Professor Bayfield’s well crafted words.

Was it the topic, Celtic Myths and Rituals, or was it the aloofness of the tall, dark-haired lecturer with the strong protruding chin that mesmerized? He did command attention. Although his tone was mild, Bayfield played with his audience like a polished actor. Clearly he was in control. Though he gestured but rarely, he moved like an athlete, comfortable in his body.

Nancy jotted notes on a yellow pad pretending to be no different than anyone else in the room. She glanced up at Bayfield, whose eyes had settled on her; they were piercing and inquisitive. Then he shifted his gaze, but he’d noticed her, was thinking about her. Why? She’d done everything she could to blend in. He hadn’t seemed particularly troubled by her presence, just curious.

Nancy redirected her attention to the individuals sitting in front of her. She’d arrived early to claim an aisle seat in the back row. The raised auditorium layout provided an advantageous observation post. About sixty women and twenty men were in attendance, no doubt a decent turnout. Blackthorn College had a student body of less than two thousand.

Nancy scribbled more notes and then focused on the men in the room.

Was he in the lecture hall? Would he strike again, tonight? Or would the rapist stay in his hole, biding his time?

BUY LINKS

Ebook  http://www.amazon.com/The-Unmasking-Adriana-Kraft-ebook/dp/B00IDVB6KQ

Print http://www.amazon.com/The-Unmasking-Adriana-Kraft/dp/0989469379/

BLURB

Is anthropology professor Matt Bayfield the Blackthorn College rapist, or a potential ally? Aloof and unapproachable, Matt has academic ambitions. He can’t escape Blackthorn College soon enough, and he doesn’t want any entanglements to slow down his exit.

Nancy Appleby would like nothing more than to solve the string of campus rape cases before Thanksgiving so she can go home. The last thing she wants is a relationship to complicate her life—but she’ll settle for a fling, especially when the sex sizzles.

The stalker has his own carefully crafted timetable, with a special date just for Nancy. Can Matt and Nancy force him out of his hidey-hole before it’s too late?

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Jan Graham on Tour

Going Where Your Characters Lead

I’d like to thank Adriana Kraft for having me on her blog today. It’s day two of my blog tour which means I’m here to talk about my new book, Switching Mercedes.

Like my other books, Switching Mercedes is a contemporary erotic romance. I also like adding a bit of mystery to my books, so there is also an underlying suspense element to the storyline along with BDSM components, as the characters in Switching Mercedes are all into the kink lifestyle. I guess you might say I write a complex, but very readable, novel.

Mercedes story is the third book in my Wylde Shore Series, published through Siren Publishing. It’s a ménage, which surprised me once I started writing it because I had originally intended for it to be a M/F romantic pairing. How could I not know, I hear you ask? You see, when I write, I start out with a basic plot which often morphs into something else entirely. I’m not sure if that’s the same with all authors, but for me, my characters seem to like surprising the hell out of me at nearly every turn. I think they have an evil, let’s-make-Jan-squirm, trait to their personalities…lol.

For Switching Mercedes, that surprise element was Ash Reynolds, Zane’s identical twin. He was fun to write, and the twist in the story took Mercedes by surprise, as much as it did me. As the book evolved I was able to incorporate elements of both, becoming romantically involved with a friend, as in the case of Zane and Mercedes, who had interacted with each other in the previous books, as well as exploring the excitement we often experience when we meet someone new, someone who attracts and arouses our interest.  In a lot of ways Mercedes gets to have the best of both worlds in the romantic stakes.

There are some other twists and turns in the book, but to tell you all of them would be a major spoiler alert. I hope you enjoy Switching Mercedes, if you choose to read it.

Below is information about the book and where you can purchase it, along with my other books, including the first two in the Wylde Shore Series. Don’t forget I’m on tour for the next two weeks (appearance dates can be found at the link below) and there is a competition where you can win the complete Wylde Shore Series, how to enter is at the bottom of this post.

Blog Tour Dates – http://www.writermarketing.co.uk/prpromotion/blog-tours/currently-on-tour/jan-graham/

Excerpt:

God she was adorable. He felt like he was a schoolboy being given a good dressing down by an angry principal. If he was any way inclined to that sort of thing he’d be hard as a rock by now. No wonder she was considered the best professional Mistress in the city. Instead he grew hard for other reasons. The black leather dress she wore fit her like a glove with the zip front pushing her breasts together and up to show the most alluring cleavage, like two soft pillow tops he wanted to bury his face in then bite just for the pleasure of hearing her moan. Her thigh high boots allowed for only the smallest peek of sheer nylon-covered flesh between boot top and dress hem. He wanted to raise the hemline and see what lay beneath.

She appeared to be on a roll, although he’d given up listening to the barrage of insults she fired at his brother. If he was Zane, which of course he wasn’t, he’d wait for her to calm herself, get the fact he’d annoyed her off her chest, and then proceed. But he wasn’t Zane, and the one inherent difference between the two of them was his brother was far more patient with women, especially when they were upset. Ash, on the other hand, knew exactly how to soothe this savage beast.

He casually butted out the cigar on the wall, pocketing the extinguished two-thirds. After all, with trade embargos, Cubans were hard to come by unless one visited the country, and he wouldn’t be back there for the foreseeable future. He expected his target to step back when he pushed away from the wall and stood upright, but she didn’t. Too busy explaining how she was happy with a casual sex arrangement and that was all a Neanderthal like Zane could ever hope for. Too bad he wasn’t his brother. He’d probably reconsider what he was about to do.

With lightening speed he reached out his arm and circled her waist, pulling her toward him. A quick one-eighty-degree spin had her in the shadows, back to the wall, surrounded by his larger frame.

“Enough.” He covered her mouth with his in their second, long overdue kiss, swallowing her fury and any objections she may have been about to voice. She responded with a seductive moan as their tongues entwined. He had her, and this time he wouldn’t let her go until she screamed his name. Well, his brother’s name actually. Damn it, he should just tell her.

All notions of confession were blown away when she looped her arms around the back of his neck and pulled herself up onto his body, her legs circling his waist. He clasped the globes of her ass in both hands and assisted in repositioning her, standing taller and wedging her more tightly between the brickwork and his body. He moved his hands in turn, repositioning them under the leather of her dress, dragging it up as he cupped the bare flesh of her ass cheeks. She was either commando or wearing a G-string. Knowing the latter more likely to be true, he slid his fingers to the crease of her ass until he found a thread of material. Following the thin trail of lace to the wetness between her legs, he moved the lace aside, allowing his fingers to delve between her lips before sliding effortlessly inside her… one…two…three.

As the third long digit pushed inside, Mercedes broke the kiss, exhaling a breathless moan of pleasure, her cunt tightening around his fingers.

“Fuck my fingers and come for me, baby.” He’d prefer to have her come on his cock, but he refused to be caught with his pants down if Bethany chose to show up for their meeting.

“Not here, please, Zane.” Despite the request for a change of venue, Mercedes thrust downward. Ash extended his thumb to rub over her clit, resulting in another mewling of delight from his now totally aroused and compliant little hellcat as she rode his fingers, driving them deep inside.

“No one can see you, baby, I’ve got you covered.” Sweet pussy juice spread over his hand as her cunt began to pulse around him in a flurry of release. She pulled his hair and buried her face against his chest, muffling the passionate cry as she came. “Again.”

This time he did the maneuvering of his fingers, thrusting them deep and fast within her, quickly bringing her to another climax.

“Please no more, not here. You know I don’t like public displays.” Mercedes cupped his face between her hands and rested her forehead against his. “I need you buried deep inside me, your skin against mine, but not here.”

Not here, great.

“Your place or mine?” It was obvious Beth was a no-show, so leaving the area didn’t matter. He’d contact her later.

“Neither.” She lowered her legs and pushed away from him, straightening her hem as she headed straight for the staff entry door. “The perfect place is right inside. You have a lock on your office door so we won’t be disturbed.”

Fuck, no. She was inside the club before he could stop her. Zane was working tonight, which meant he needed to stay the hell out of there, but instead he followed, hoping to drag her back into his arms and change her mind before anyone found out Zane Reynolds had a doppelganger.

Blurb:

Zane Reynolds believes he’s found the perfect submissive for he and his brother but there’s a problem.  Mistress Mercedes Harris-Shore doesn’t want to submit to anyone. Zane hopes a bet will solve that issue, along with providing the key to finally win not only Mercedes’s submission, but also her heart.

Ash Reynolds knows he isn’t a good man for any woman to fall in love with. He’s a paid mercenary, disillusioned with life and his ability to fit into the civilized world. Zane insists he’s found the perfect woman for them to share, but the problem is, Mercedes has no idea Ash exists.

Mercedes has more to worry about than a wager where she plays submissive to Zane for a week. She’s just become a serial killer’s new target and met the man assigned to protect her, Zane’s twin, Ash Reynolds. Ash appears as interested in her submission as Zane, but Mercedes isn’t looking to be shared.

Buy Links:

Bookstrand: http://www.bookstrand.com/switching-mercedes

All books available by Jan Graham: http://www.bookstrand.com/jan-graham

Author Bio:

Jan Graham describes herself in many ways. She is a full time writer, friend, submissive, orphan, widow, aunt, and sometimes, a wild child. Despite any hiccups the universe may throw at her, she believes in experiencing everything life has to offer and being the best person she can be. Jan lives in Newcastle, Australia, where she spends her time writing erotic romance. Her writing falls under a variety of genres including BDSM, contemporary romance, romantic suspense and paranormal romance. Jan has often been quoted as saying:

I am glad to finally give the characters that swirl around my head on a constant basis, the opportunity to put themselves down on paper and I hope they entertain my readers as much as they amuse me.”

My social media hangouts – drop by to like or follow, and don’t forget to say hello to me while you’re there.

Website: http://www.jangraham.com.au
Blog: http://jangraham.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JanGrahamAuthorpage
Twitter: http://twitter.com/jan_graham
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/jangraham

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Giveaway at Night Owl Reviews!

I’m over at Night Owl Reviews today, giving away one free copy of our latest release, Cassie’s Hope. Here’s the LINK

Cassie’s Hope has five stars on Amazon and is #97 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Sports!

A stunning racehorse, a fiery Irish redhead, and a fiercely loyal rancher.  

 
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