Spotlight & Excerpt: Pursued by the Pantheon Prince + Giveaway

Pursued by the Pantheon Prince
Pantheon Warriors Book 1
by Hattie Jacks
Genre: SciFi Romance

 

Prince Griigor never embraced his royal blood.

Everything he has done since he came of age was to distance himself from his Clan, whether that was fighting alongside his comrades in the Krylix wars, or sowing his wild seed on pleasure planets. Anything to avoid facing his responsibilities back on Pantheon.

He’s happy to be a playboy prince for as long as he can.

The last thing he expected was to find his fated mate fighting for her life in the arena games.   The beautiful, winged Faye. Fearless and fierce.  She has taken his heart in one glance.  Her strange master, the mythical Csigan, granted him an audience with her. For one night only.

In the morning, she was gone.

He has to find her at any cost. Pantheon warriors mate for life. If he has to pursue her across the Galaxies, he will, for his sanity and for the future of his line.

Faye is no longer human. The alien species that abducted her from Earth has seen to that. Equipped with wings, sharp black claws and a killer instinct, her alien master has her fighting for money in the arena games. The Csigan has become her world because she has nothing left.

Griigor is one of a long line of males she has had to entertain. He’s big, blue, sexy and intriguing. Somehow he has got under the psychic bond that the Csigan has over her. But even if she wanted to, she can’t stay with him.   Little does she know that their one night together has left her with far more than she bargained for. Or that he will come for her, no matter what.

This is a full-length, steamy romance novel packed with sexy alien warriors and feisty females, no cliffhanger, no cheating and a HEA guaranteed.

Be warned though, Griigor and Faye might just get you hot under the collar!

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PROLOGUE
FAYE TOOK A step back as the enormous claws clanged off the armour
covering her shoulder. She allowed herself a brief feeling of relief. Drogon
claws were highly toxic to life-forms such as her. The armour had saved
her. Again.

Finish. It.

The words dropped into her head like slabs of stone. The Drogon roared
and beat at its vast chest. The crowd, both those physically present and
those represented in digital form, screamed at it to defeat her. Faye opened
her dark brown and auburn wings, shifted her grip on her gladius style
sword in one hand, spinning the short trident style dagger that was held in
the other, and launched herself into the air.

This was her life now, ever since she had woken up in the fetid atmosphere
of the Csigan’s ship. It had found her and modified her to the point of no
return. She had no option but to serve it.

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Book Blitz & Excerpt : A Wedding in Twinkle Falls + Giveaway

A Wedding in Twinkle Falls
Freda Ann
(A Twinkle Falls Novel, #2)
Publication date: December 2nd 2020
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Holiday, Romance

The couple you fell in love with in book 1 (Christmas in Twinkle Falls) are on their way to a HEA…or are they.

In this sweet, clean Hallmark style love story, you’ll get plenty more of the characters you fell in love with in the first book, to include Shelby the smart rescue dog!

After swoony Air Force Sergeant, Liam James, proposes to the love of his life, preparations for a wedding in two short months begin. But no wedding goes off without a hitch.

As Sophie starts planning, her son Cam, on the autism spectrum, experiences events that threaten the black and white world he lives in. Trying to maintain a peaceful existence for her family, Sophie’s world is rocked to the core once again when her fiancé leaves town.

Will she muster the strength to bring her future family back together so they can have their forever happiness?

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EXCERPT:

After a longer than planned visit, Mitch’s widow and I hug goodbye. Watching Rochelle’s car fade in the distance, I realize I have to talk to Pastor Morgan before things go any further.

Why am I such a mess? This is what I want. It’s all I thought about on base, and while driving home. What will mom and dad think?

I sigh and pull in the church driveway. Pastor Morgon texted me before I left the house. He said to meet him behind the church at the picnic table. What will he think about my plan? I guess I’m about to find out.

Turning the truck off, I take a deep breath and rub my hands over my face. It’s going to be fine. I give myself a pep talk as I amble along the sidewalk to the table where he sits eyeing me.

“You look like a man with something big on his mind.” He grins. “Have a seat. I figured a hot cup of coffee might calm your nerves.” Pastor Morgan notes in his southern accent.

Plopping down, I cradle the mug between my hands staring at it. “Did I sound that bad?”

The man whose gotten to know me all too well the last year chuckles. “Lets just say I can sense when things are out of whack. And if there was any doubt before you got here, your body language was a dead giveaway.”

Shaking my head, one corner of my mouth curls up before I sip the warm liquid. “I did a lot of soul searching while I was away and I made a life-changing decision.”

“Ahh, okay, that explains a lot. So now you’re having second thoughts?”

“No…not really. While I was away I spent time with someone I hadn’t seen in over a year. It’s someone I’ve thought a lot about since taking leave from the Air Force. She uh—helped open my eyes to what kind of future I want.”

With his hands steepled, he glares over his glasses at me. “Go on.”

Downing half my coffee, I set the cup down. “Will I be hurting the people I care about with the decision I’ve made? Am I making any sense?”

“Not so much. You know there’s not much I haven’t heard before and anything you tell me stays between you, me and the man above. I think the best thing you can do is spell it out for me Liam, Just start at the beginning.”

Author Bio:

Freda was born in southern New Jersey but grew up in Florida. She has loved writing her entire life. After retiring from a career in law enforcement, she knew it was time to fulfill her lifelong dream of being a published author.

She’s the author of The Hawaii Series, proudly named from her love of the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. It’s a three-book series with all of them written as standalone books.

Freda loves her large family, horses, dogs, cat, and close friends. She hosts monthly family dinners at her home in the country, which she shares with her husband.

She loves baking (she owned and operated a cupcake business for years), cooking, yoga, crocheting, nature and traveling with the love of her life.

What helps her write? Music makes her happy! If music doesn’t give her the right motivation, she puts on a romantic movie, usually from the Hallmark Channel, which she can’t get enough of!

Freda speaks her mind and pushes perfection to its limit. She strives to be her best, most positive self she can be in life. With time, determination, and practice, she believes anything is possible.

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Book Blitz & Excerpt: Last Kiss Under the Mistletoe + Giveaway

Last Kiss Under the Mistletoe
Melanie A. Smith
Publication date: December 3rd 2020
Genres: Adult, Holiday, Romance, Suspense

From award-winning and international best-selling author Melanie A. Smith comes a steamy holiday murder-mystery romance with a psychic twist.

Holidays should be filled with cheer…

CJ Roberts just wants to be a normal girl, have a normal job, normal friends, maybe even a normal boyfriend. Unfortunately, she’s about as far from normal as it gets, because she can See the future. And like two sides of a coin, her twin brother, Matt, can See the past. Sounds like a neat party trick, right? Actually, it’s frustrating and sometimes even dangerous. And if the past is any indicator, CJ can’t do much to change what she Sees.

Drew Davies lives and breathes his job as a chef at one of the hottest restaurants in San Francisco. He’s content to focus on his craft, and dating has always been on the back burner. That is, until he meets CJ. When sparks fly, things heat up quickly between them. It’s an unexpected but welcome connection as the holidays approach.

But just as hope blooms, CJ has a vision that changes everything. She doesn’t know how it will happen, but she knows Drew is going to die. Now she’s left with a decision: Does she risk exposing herself to save Drew, or does she play it safe and let fate deal its hand? Secrecy has protected her until now, but can she really do nothing when the life of the man she’s falling for hangs in the balance?

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EXCERPT:

“I’m Chef Davies,” he introduces himself. His voice is just as warm as his smile, and deep enough to send chills down my spine. “And I hear you need some help picking a main course.”

I stare dumbly at him for another few moments before collecting myself. I resist the urge to slide my hand into his. As much as I want to touch him, experience has taught me that what I might See will make me even more awkward than I already am naturally.

“I’m CJ Roberts,” I reply, blushing down at his hand. “And I’m sorry, but I’m afraid I don’t shake hands.” I’m so used to saying the words without remorse, but this time is different, and I’m worried about offending him.

“It’s nice to meet you CJ Roberts who doesn’t shake hands,” he replies, withdrawing his hand and sinking into the chair to my left. I look up to see him leaning in and smiling winningly, and if it’s possible to blush harder, I do. “Is it okay to ask what CJ stands for?”

His proximity makes my cheeks burn hotter by the second. “Catherine Jane,” I murmur, looking up into his eyes.

“Catherine Jane,” he replies slowly, as if tasting the words.

“Chef Davies,” I reply teasingly, folding my hands in my lap.

He laughs, deep and booming. “Okay, I guess you can call me Drew. Short for Andrew.” He grins, and I notice a dimple on his left cheek. “Now. Salmon versus halibut?”

I take a deep breath and nod, refocusing. It’s not easy. Being this close to him, trying to have a normal conversation, takes everything I’ve got. It would help if I weren’t so gawky to begin with, but here we are.

He gestures to the bread. “Have a bite. Then try the salmon again.”

I do as he asks. I go to lift the fork to my mouth, and he reaches to stop me. Instinctively, I pull back and look at him, wide-eyed.

“I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to scare you,” he says huskily, with a sexy smile that makes me melt under his stare. “Just … I was going to tell you to close your eyes.” Then he clears his throat, as if suddenly aware of the intimacy that’s bubbled between us.

I breathe through my nose, close my eyes, and take a bite. The subtle flavor sings under the lime dressing. I can’t help the groan that slips out of my mouth. My eyes fly open self-consciously to find Drew staring at me with an inscrutable expression.

I swallow hard. “Sorry,” I say. “It’s just so good.”

A smile tugs at his lips. “Thank you,” he replies. His eyes flick down to the bread, then back up to me. “Now, bread, then halibut. Eyes closed.”

Something about his quiet command makes me blush again, but I comply. The firm, slightly sweet fish has a mushroom sauce that complements it nicely. But I realize it doesn’t have the heartiness and the punch of the salmon. This time when I open my eyes, I know exactly what I want.

“Salmon. Hands down.” My eyes meet his. “You’re good.”

He gives a shrug. “I’ve done this a time or three,” he replies nonchalantly. Coming from anyone else it would sound arrogant. But he’s got a humility that is ridiculously endearing.

“What would you have chosen?” I ask curiously.

His answering grin is so gorgeous it practically makes me dizzy. “Life’s too short for absolutes. Salmon for lunch, halibut for dinner, I say.”

“Well, if I could cook like you, I’d probably say the same,” I admit. “Or, if I could cook at all.”

He leans forward on the table. “Well nobody’s perfect,” he replies. Our eyes meet for a moment, and I let myself stare back. The small space between us practically crackles with energy.

 

Author Bio:

Melanie A. Smith is the best-selling author of The Safeguarded Heart Series and other contemporary romance fiction. Originally from upstate New York, she spent most of her childhood in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to Los Angeles for college. After that, she spent almost fifteen years in the Seattle Area, and now lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas with her family.

​A voracious reader and lifelong writer, Melanie’s writing began at a young age with short stories and poetry. Having completed a bachelor of science in electrical engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master’s in business administration at the University of Washington, her writing abilities were mainly utilized for technical documents as a lead engineer for the Boeing Company, where she worked for ten years.

After shifting careers to domestic engineering and property management in 2015, she eventually found a balance where she was able to return to writing fiction.

Melanie is also a Mensan and enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and driving with the windows down and the stereo cranked up loud.

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