Series: Deerbourne Inn (book 4)
Narrator: Georgia Allens
Audiobook Rights Holder: Amber Daulton with Daulton Publishing
Audiobook Release Date: January 23, 2020
Ebook Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Ebook Release Date: February 11, 2019
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Heat Rating: 3 Flames
Out-of-work violinist Erica Timberly decides enough is enough. She leaves her abusive boyfriend and flees the big city, but then her car breaks down in the middle of the night. Though wary of men, she accepts help from Dylan Haynes, a stranger driving by on the road, and soon recognizes him as the sexy former drummer of her favorite indie rock band. Maybe, just maybe, her run of bad luck is finally turning around.
Music teacher Dylan Haynes knows Erica is in trouble, and her black eye is only the first clue. The stubborn yet vulnerable woman needs a friend, but he’s determined to give her everything she deserves.
Will Erica listen to the music in her heart and trust Dylan, or will her past always threaten her future?
Dylan deepened the kiss and lightly tugged on her bottom lip. Tears streaked his flushed cheeks as he smiled at her. “I’m so grateful I found you, baby. I heard you screaming. When I saw that bastard press a gun to your head, my heart nearly exploded. I thought I might lose you. I promise you, Erica, I will never control you as Phil did. You will always have the ability to choose. I just want to make you happy.”
She gripped his hand and brushed her lips across his calloused knuckles. “I know. You do make me happy. You took a bullet for me.” A sob constricted her throat, but she pushed it down.
A blast of noise rent the air. Fireworks filled the sky, visible in the alley from the narrow stretch of space between the buildings.
Erica loved the bright colors and designs, but hardly cared about watching the spectacle. She dropped her gaze back to Dylan.
A grin spread across his face. “It’s been one wild Fourth of July. Why don’t we do something more low-key next year? How about no guns and crazy exes? Just us, the creek, and a bottle of wine. Clothing optional.”
She laughed softly, amazed he could make light of the situation. “That sounds perfect. Absolutely perfect.”
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Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas.
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Welcome to Book Hooks, a Wednesday offering by members of Marketing For Romance Writers to share a little taste of our work and entice you into wanting more! Click on the links at the end to travel to other Book Hook posts, and enjoy!
We’re thrilled to announce Extasy Books has re-released our erotic romantic suspense, The Merry Widow. Thoroughly revised and edited, this is the steamy story of a mid-life widow’s sexual awakening. Following a prologue to set the stage, it opens with an erotic scene between two women – the first ever in our heroine’s life. If this isn’t your cup of tea, no problem – you might prefer our Romantic Suspense books, all of which deliver one man, one woman, hot sex, and perilous danger.
But if this appeals to you – hang on for the ride! Recently widowed and in her early forties, Merry Delany is about to plunge into a self-discovery journey that takes her places she’s never imagined, much less hoped for. Once passion is unleashed, can it be stopped?
Today’s excerpt is the morning after last week’s conversation about being watched; we’ll leave it in your capable hands to figure out what took place in between…
Jim smelled Merry first and then the coffee. He inhaled, trying to keep both separate—she still smelled of arousal and sex. The coffee was richly aromatic, the way he liked it. He opened his eyes. There she was, standing by his side, holding out a cup of coffee. She wasn’t smiling as he might have expected. She looked thoughtful. She wore a blue-striped wrapper that she hadn’t bothered to tie—thank God. The Merry Widow looked luscious the morning after.
“Good morning. Thanks,” he said, sitting up to accept the coffee. “This is a necessity.”
Merry didn’t say a word. She walked around the bed and reclaimed her place beside him. Sunlight poured through the skylight above the blinds. Early-morning rays shone on the crystal figurine he’d noticed the night before. He sipped his coffee. “It’s beautiful. Awesome, actually.”
“What?” Merry startled, as if she’d forgotten he was there.
“The butterfly emerging from its cocoon—the way the sun’s rays shine through and bounce off it. I almost expect the butterfly to fly away.”
“It is a lovely piece. My daughter gave it to me when I moved into this room. It’s supposed to symbolize my transformation, I guess.”
“What are you transforming into?”
“I don’t know.”
The millennium arrived with such promise—will it deliver for recently widowed Merry Delaney?
So much for all the anticipation about the new millennium. Merry Delaney’s life is still in a rut and shows no signs of changing. Sex? A fading memory, gone long before her husband actually died. Excitement? Hardly the hallmark of an accountant’s life. At forty-two, what can she look forward to?
Until her best friend takes Merry’s predicament into her practiced hands. One passionate kiss unleashes possibilities Merry never dreamed of—and she wants to sample them all. Men? Women? Young? Old? Ménage? Toys? Yes, to all, to pleasure, to making up for lost time.
Enter Chicago Detective Jim Barnes, who solicits Merry’s help with a mob funds-skimming case. Can the scorching passion that soon smolders between Merry and Jim survive the escalating mob threats of exposure? Having discovered a zest for sex, will Merry ever again be satisfied with one man?
This month we’re giving away one autographed print copy of The Diary. The giveaway lasts all month – contest details after our Sunday Snippet.
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The Diary is actually two books in one – The Diary, and its sequel, Writing Skin. Today’s excerpt is from the opening of The Diary.
“Luci, how could you?” Kate Noble slammed her sister’s diary shut and tried to breathe normally, but how could she do that when she’d just discovered that her baby sister was some kind of nymphomaniac?
Why had she even opened the diary? Because it was there on her sister’s desk. She’d resisted opening it for at least half an hour while she busied herself watering plants and freshening the small apartment—a task Luci had dumped on her in a note telling her she’d be out of town for a while.
This wasn’t the first time Luci had up and left virtually overnight. Usually, she was gone for more than a month or so. Kate had gradually grown accustomed to Luci’s free-spirited ways, so in contrast to her own. And Luci had always been able to depend on Kate to tidy things up behind her.
Kate grimaced. She’d probably been a poor substitute for a mother.
A rakish professor, a flaming redhead, her petite younger sister, and the redhead’s bi Italian girlfriend in a blistering transcontinental tale of revenge gone awry.
Lust, revenge, dark sexual escapades and the mysterious disappearance of her younger half sister, Luci, will take art curator Kate Noble on a whirlwind transcontinental journey. The diary Luci’s left behind paints vivid images of shameless erotic exploits with a rake named only as G.C.
Can Kate learn enough under the delightful hands of her bisexual best friend, Gina, to ensnare the sensual and elusive Professor Grayson Cosgrove into a marriage proposal of her making? Can she find Luci before it’s too late? If only she could read between the lines.
The Diary ~ never have the secrets of another been so electrifying!
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