Rachel Van Dyken’s Untouchable Darkness is here!

  

To love a Dark One is to invite death… 
It is wrong to love her. 

It is worse to want her. 

It is sin to consume her. 

I desire all three. 
  
I’ve been given thirty days to prove my love to another immortal–as a human. Cursed to use nothing but the side of myself I’ve always despised to win her affection. I am Cassius, the King of the immortals, A Dark One. 

And today I tasted fear for the first time. 

How can I win her when my human emotions over take every ounce of logic I possess? 

A darkness is brewing. 

One I cannot stop as a human. 

One that Stephanie, my loves visions, have shown, will be my end. 

Thirty days ago I was King of the immortals. 

Today I know fear. 

Today I know how I will die. 

By her hand. 

The woman I love.

  

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Untouchable Darkness is the standalone sequel in to The Dark Ones. Untouchable Darkness is the story of Cassius and Stephanie. Cassius has been stripped of his immortality and turned human. With the daemon numbers growing and the clock ticking the two must come together to face the light and the darkness. Love, family and a past will be revealed that could bring these two together or tare them apart. The chemistry between Cassius and Stephanie is beyond hot and some classic lines from Alex and Mason are perfect for comic relief. I’m a huge fan of this series and love Rachel’s writing. Untouchable Darkness is a must read for everyone, you will not be disappointed!

I cannot wait for more from this amazing series and very gifted author.

Isle of Hope by Julie Lessman is a MUST read!!

  
She stole his heart. He stole her peace.

Can hope steal their pain? 

At the age of eighteen, Lacey Carmichael was a wild girl bent on fun, promised to Jack O’Bryen, a straight-and-narrow pastor’s kid bent on the seminary. When her father kicks her out of the house, she runs away from Isle of Hope, turning her back on everything she loves. Now, eight years later, she’s back as a woman of faith, hoping to make amends to the father she defied, the boyfriend she deserted, and the best friend she denied. Only the bridges she’s burned are still smoldering, kindled by an adulterous affair by Jack’s pastor father that damaged his son’s faith. But can a turning of tables—and hearts—lead the way back to “hope” for them all?
  
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I was gifted a copy of Isle of Hope for an honest review. Isle of Hope is the first book I’ve read by Julie Lessman and I can honestly say that I’m blown away by her writing. Isle of Hope is such an emotional roller coaster of a read that left me laughing and crying. Kleenex is a must have when you are reading this beautiful tale of love, faith, friendship and family. I recommend this to everyone as a MUST read and cannot wait to read more from this amazing author.

Have you been Hooked by Love? Toni Aleo’s third book in the Bellevue Bullies series is live!! 

Hooked By Love is finally here!

But to understand the end – you must first start from the beginning…

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BOARDED BY LOVE

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Jude Sinclair here, hockey player for the Bellevue Bullies and lover of all ladies. Hockey’s in my blood, and not to sound full of myself, but I’m good at it…really good. The draft is within my reach—it’s mine to take—but that’s not the only reason people know my name. They know me because of my way with women. They know the score, and I aim to please. I just tend to stay away from repeat performances. In other words, I don’t do relationships beyond my family and friends. I’m happy with life. However, I should warn you that my story and how I see it playing out is about to change due to a certain redhead on campus.

She’s beautiful. Stunning. Breathtaking.

She’s my game changer.

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He’s trouble from the moment I see him. I don’t know what I’m thinking, but from the moment I meet his gaze, I’m his. It’s a scary feeling.

I’ve never trusted anyone outside my aunt and uncle—and even that took months. I didn’t have it easy growing up. My mom was usually strung out, and she didn’t give me a second thought. Drugs and the men who paid her were more important to her. It was horrible, but I’m stronger today. Because of my past, security is what I need most. Money assures me that I can take care of myself today, tomorrow, and next month. I don’t want to ever be hungry or go without again, so I work hard for every penny.

Oh, by the way, I’m Claire Anderson. I’m a hard-studying sophomore at the University of Bellevue, dancer for the school dance team, and a burlesque dancer at a club, but that’s my secret.

You may think you know how our story ends, but you have no clue. It’s not easy falling in love… or living happily ever after. At first it may seem so, but when is anything worth having ever won without a fight?

Especially when you’re boarded by love.

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CLIPPED BY LOVE

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Things are heating up for the Sinclair boys! With one already in the NHL, Jayden Sinclair is hoping to be next!

This has been the toughest year of my life. I watched my brother go into the draft without me, my mom got divorced, and the weight of my family’s issues is heavy on my shoulders. I feel like it’s my job to fix everything while working my butt off in school and trying to make my game better. I have to go into the draft. It will give my family the support they need, and it will prove that I’m good enough. But to get there, I have to show I can be the best captain for the Bellevue Bullies. The spot is mine—no one can take it. First though, Jude is making me go on a brother’s weekend. Innocent enough, I guess…until I see her. She’s the biggest competitor I’ve ever faced. Not only for my spot but also my heart. It’s hard to ignore someone like Baylor Moore.

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I don’t lose. I can’t. My dad has bred me to be the best in anything I do. I am driven, I am smart, and I am going to be the first woman in the National Hockey League. No two ways about it. I’ve worked too hard. I’ve been through too much not to have what I want. I know I can do it. I will make my dad proud, and no one will stand in the way of that. That is, until I let him in. He scares me. He makes me feel. And he could very well be the one person who can make me want more than just to win.

We both have the same goal. Victory. But how do you compete against the person you want to win? It’s not easy. Love isn’t something you can control. It isn’t like a puck that can be handled by a stick.

No, it has a mind of its own and does what it wants.
Neither of us saw it coming, and we really don’t know if there is a way to score, especially when you’re being Clipped by Love.

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HOOKED BY LOVE

(Bellevue Bullies #3)

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Things are out of control for the Sinclair boys! With two already in the NHL, Jace Sinclair is ready to follow in his brothers’ HUGE skates in the last Bellevue Bullies novel…

Jace Sinclair here, and I’m amazing. There is no other way to describe me. I am the leading scorer for the Bellevue Bullies, I’m the captain, and people love me: my family, my teammates, my coach, and the NHL. This is my last year in college–I already have one foot in the draft. Hockey keeps me warm even when it’s freezing. It’s always there when nothing else is. And it pushes me to be the best I can be. It’s my one and only love.

That is, until I see her against a tree with a guitar.

Avery.

The last thing I wanted was to meet anyone. My heart is on the bench because of what happened with my parents, and I don’t want that for myself. I don’t want to be hurt by anyone. I can’t give them that power.

But my heart is begging for ice time, and I can’t control it around her.

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I’ve always been in the background. No one has ever had time for me and that’s fine; I’ve learned to cope. Coming from a family where hockey is life, the last thing I want is some big, burly hockey player charging at me. I don’t have time for it, but Jace Sinclair isn’t one to be deked around.

I didn’t want to meet anyone. I didn’t want to end up freezing the puck with him. It’s not what I want.

I have demons.

I have issues.

Living in the shadows, no one even knew until it was too late. But Jace wants to know.
He wants me.

And that scares me the living hell out of me.

We were so worried about what would happen if we fell, but we never thought what could happen in the process of falling. We never saw it coming. But it’s here, and the repercussions are not pretty.

We should have known that there is no way out of the zone when you are being Hooked by Love.

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Kaylee Ryan’s Southern Pleasure has arrived!

  
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Title: Southern Pleasure

Author: Kaylee Ryan

Genre: New Adult Romance

Release Date: December 22, 2015

 

  
They tell you that a parent’s love is all consuming. I never put much thought into it. Not until the minute I heard her take her first breath. That little girl is my world. I’d do anything to protect her. 
My ex signed over her rights and her family vowed that my daughter didn’t exist. Now that she’s gone, they want my little girl. They’re trying to say I can’t give her what she needs.
I’ve known Evan all my life. Our families farms run parallel with each other. He and my brother Aaron have been best friends for as long as I can remember. 
What they’re trying to do is wrong. He needs my help, someone he can trust and I’m more than happy to do it. I volunteered without hesitation.
I should have thought about what it would be like to have our lives intertwined. I should have thought about what would happen when our time together ended and how my heart would feel when I had to walk away.

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Kaylee Ryan has had a passion for reading since she was a little girl. That passion has slowly led to spinning romantic tales, and a one-click addiction. When she doesn’t have her nose stuck in her kindle or fingers glued to the keyboard, you can find Kaylee hanging out with friends and family. She loves all genres of music, and enjoys scrapbooking. She lives in Ohio with her husband (her real life happily ever after) and their rambunctious little boy.

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Southern Pleasure was one of my favourite reads this year. Kaylee Ryan does a remarkable job at making readers fall in love with her characters! In Southern Pleaser we meet Evan a young man who has just found out the news he’s going to become a father, a single father that is. With Evan’s determination to make sure everything is ready for his baby he get some help from his best friends little sister McKinley. McKinley has been in love with Evan for as long as she can remember, she recently graduated and moved back home to start her career in photography. When McKinley hears Evan’s news she jumps in to help him any way she can. Evan and McKinley’s chemistry is off the charts, will friendship turn into love and a family? You’ll have to read and find out! 


Misconduct by Penelope Douglas is Live

Title: Misconduct
Author: Penelope Douglas
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Organized by: As the Pages Turn
Synopsis
Former tennis player Easton Bradbury is trying to be the best teacher she can be, trying to reach her bored students and trying to forget her past. What brought her to this stage in her life isn’t important. She can’t let it be. But now one parent-teacher meeting may be her undoing…

Meeting Tyler Marek for the first time makes it easy for Easton to see why his son is having trouble in school. The man knows how to manage businesses and wealth, not a teenage boy. Or a young teacher, for that matter, though he tries to. And yet…there is something about him that draws Easton in—a hint of vulnerability, a flash of attraction, a spark that might burn.

Wanting him is taboo. Needing him is undeniable. And his long-awaited touch will weaken Easton’s resolve—and reveal what should stay hidden…

(*STANDALONE, NO CLIFFHANGER*)

Misconduct – Excerpt
His three-piece black pin-striped suit looked crisp and dark against his fair skin, and his white shirt and slate-gray tie shimmered in the glow of the light overhead.

I took a few steps forward. “What are you doing here?” I asked.

His eyes shot down to my feet, and I followed his gaze, remembering that I’d forgotten to put my heels back on.

“Always losing your shoes,” he commented, a smile curling his mouth.

I pursed my lips and turned around, snatching my heels off the seat and slipping them back onto my feet. Grabbing the back of the chair, I pulled it behind me and entered my classroom, knowing he’d follow.

“You came to my workplace unannounced,” he stated behind me. “I thought I would return the favor.”

I replaced my chair behind my desk and looked up, seeing that he had closed the door behind him.

“And?” I prompted.

“And I came to apologize,” he admitted, stopping a few feet in front of my desk. “I’ve been unfair, and I’m sorry. Christian has his phone back, so we’ll see how this goes.”

I stilled, my heart galloping in my chest, and I almost smiled.

Really?

I opened my mouth but had to swallow the lump before I could speak. “Well, that’s great,” I said, surprised. “Thank you.”

I guess I got through to him at his office. 

He slid one of his hands into a pocket and narrowed his eyes on me, looking a little surprised.

“You seem very knowledgeable and determined.” His voice sounded genuine. “You’re an impressive woman, Ms. Bradbury, and I should’ve taken the time to understand your methods.”

I kept my shoulders squared, but my eyes dropped, embarrassment warming my cheeks.

“Thank you,” I mumbled, turning around to grab a dry-erase marker to start writing the schedule on the board for when then kids came back on Thursday.

“Christian talks about your class,” he said behind me. “I can tell your teaching interests him, even if he would never admit it.”

I uncapped the marker and rested my hand on the board but didn’t write anything.

“He really can’t stand me, can he?”

I dropped my hand to my side and spun around slowly, surprised by his question.

And feeling terrible all over again. I should never have said that.

No matter how much I thought I knew about him, they were nothing more than assumptions. Who was I to insinuate his son didn’t care for him or vice versa? And what gave me the right to say anything at all in the first place?

He breathed deeply, and for the first time since I’d met him, he looked unsure of himself.

“I was twenty when he was born,” he told me. “That’s no excuse, but it’s the only one I have.”

Twenty.

I was twenty-three, and I couldn’t imagine having a child right now.

I watched him and waited, not wanting to say anything or interrupt because I found I kind of liked it when he talked.

“I know what you think of me.” He looked me dead in the eye and then dropped his gaze, speaking in a voice close to a whisper. “And what he thinks of me.”

And then he let out a bitter laugh, shaking his head. “I don’t know why I even care what you think. You don’t give a shit about me, but I guess that’s what’s so intriguing.” He moved forward, his soft eyes turning to steel. “You’re so cold and distant,” he charged. “I guess I wouldn’t think anything of it if I hadn’t seen you so different at one time.”

I inhaled a shaky breath, looking down at his right hand. The same one that had held my waist while we danced.

I licked my lips, barely noticing him advance.

“You were flirty and fun.” His voice turned husky, and I looked up, seeing him round my desk slowly. “And you keep pissing me off, but it feels good,” he whispered, playing with me, drawing me in.

I knew that look in his eyes. I may not know much about him, but I knew that look.

And we were in my classroom.

His son’s classroom.

I may have had little shame, but he had none.

“Mr.—”

He cut me off. “Why won’t you ever say my name?” 

I shook my head, confused. “Why do you care what I think?”

“I don’t,” he maintained. “I care that you don’t think of me at all.”

I narrowed my eyes on him, clenching my teeth. “That’s not . . .” I trailed off, plastering my back against the whiteboard as he hovered over me.

“That’s not what?” he pressed, his voice sounding strained.

He stood so close that I had only to lift a hand and I could touch him.

“That’s not true,” I finished.

He leaned in. “You look at me like I don’t matter.” His eyes searched mine. “And I don’t like it.”

About Penelope Douglas



Penelope Douglas is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Fall Away series.



She dresses for autumn year round, loves anything lemon flavored, and believes there is too much blood in her Coca Cola stream. Or too much Coca Cola in her blood stream. Or…



You know what? It doesn’t matter. She loves Coke. Now you know.



She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and daughter.



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Review

Misconduct is a mesmerizing read; it hooks you in from the very first page to the very last words. I could not put it down. Misconduct introduces us to Easton a former tennis professional turned history teacher who is hiding a traumatic past and Tyler a single father who is running for Senator. Easton is a tough and feisty female lead who doesn’t sugar coat how she feel or what she believes in often leading her into a little bit of trouble, that trouble just so happens to be Tyler. Things heat up between the two in a forbidden romance; but the only problem is Easton is the history teacher of Tyler’s son; can these two make it work? You’ll have to read and find out. Misconduct delivers plenty of suspense, and hot and sizzling romance, in all honesty Penelope Douglas can do no wrong, I loved Misconduct recommend it to everyone!

Frost A Rondezvouz Collection is Live 

  
Title: Frost: A Rendezvous Collection

Author: Elise Faber, K.D. Wood, C.C. Ravanera & Kelly Martin

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Blue Tulip Publishing

  
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Dive into this fun, sexy, paranormal romance anthology. A magical hotel and characters that crossover make these four standalone stories that take place in New Orleans around the holidays a don’t miss!

  

Fire and Ice by Elise Faber

Ten years ago, one mistake decimated Steph’s life. In the decade since, she has worked her ass off to scrape together some semblance of a happy life.
Now, the man responsible for the devastation has suddenly returned to Steph’s life and is demanding that she return home.
Dom may be tall, dark, and ridiculously sexy, but he’s also annoying and pushy, and Steph isn’t thrilled to be taking any of his orders, even when a group of Dalshie –- read: really bad guys who do all sorts of evil magic – show up to try to kidnap her.
Still, Steph doesn’t let anyone else fight her battles, not even when it’s easier to, and not even when the man who makes her heart pound and her soul spark to life is the one who wants to fight them for her.
She and Dom have to find a way to put aside the past and work together, but will the fiery attraction between them burn out before they have can have a shot a future?
Rendezvous in Room 311 by K.D. Wood

When Chief Warrant Officer, Brock Stephens, promised his fiancée, Captain Keely Green, until death us do part, he never expected death to collect on that promise so soon.
Every year they get only one night together in the haunted Hotel Toujours, deep in the French Quarter, where they spent their wedding night.
Despite an especially hard year while on deployment in Iraq, Keely wouldn’t miss this year’s anniversary date for anything. If everything goes as planned, she’ll have one chance to redo their forever. This time around, Keely’s not taking any crap from death.
No matter how high the price.
Wishes by CC Ravanera

One lucky visitor…You

One unfortunate djinn…Me

You get three wishes…
The rules:

1. You can’t wish for more wishes.

2. You can’t ask me to kill someone or cause bodily harm to anybody.

3. You can’t ask for world peace or anything like that.

4. You can’t ask me to make other people love or hate you.

5. You can’t ask me to break all these rules.
But nobody told me what would happen if I broke these rules.
I wasn’t supposed to fall in love with you. You weren’t supposed to matter…yet now, I can’t think of a world without you in it.
Who can blame me for what I’m about to do?
The Things We Leave Behind by Kelly Martin

Five years ago, Will Jenkins’ wife was killed in a car accident on the way to the Hotel Toujours.
Three weeks ago, a hunter by the name of Jodi Granger shows up on Will’s doorstep talking about vengeful spirits and ‘moving on’.
Will’s wife is haunting room 614 at the infamous hotel… not just haunting… she’s become a vengeful, violent spirit.
Jodi needs Will’s help to guide the spirit into the afterlife because if it stays, it will become more and more violent and can destroy them all.
When it comes to death, it’s the things we leave behind, the things we need to say, that keep us here. Can Will help his wife find peace and at the same time, find his own?

  
   
 
   
 

  
FIRE AND ICE EXCERPT

“I’m a man, baby,” Morgan said. “I’m not going to complain when a beautiful woman wants to undress in front of me.”

It was Dom’s turn to smirk. Gingerly, he lay back against the pillows and crossed his arms behind his head, ready to watch the fireworks.

Steph didn’t disappoint.

She dropped her hand from her shirt and crossed over to where Morgan sat.

“I’m not your baby.” She punctuated the word with a poke to his chest. “And maybe leather is functional, but I would bet my last penny that you think it makes—” Her eyes dropped toward his groin. “—your teeny tiny pencil dick look bigger. But I’ll tell you a secret.” Her voice dropped to a mock-whisper. “It doesn’t work. Maybe you should stick a rolled-up gym sock in there. That should do it.”

Dominic tried really hard not to laugh. Okay he didn’t. Because watching this side of Steph come out, the fiery girl he remembered from all those years ago, lightened his heart.

Maybe she would really be okay.

Morgan rose from the bed, his hazel eyes dark and stony.

Yeah, no. That wouldn’t do.

Dom rolled painfully to his side and sat up, but then Morgan dropped to one knee and mimed opening a jewelry box in front of him.

“Marry me,” he said, his eyes now sparkling, his lips twitching. “You’re the most amazing woman I’ve ever met.”

“And you’re still an idiot.”

 

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Keely almost stumbled watching him walk past her into the apartment. She’d never seen a man move with that much cat-like grace before. Each step became a fluid roll of thigh under the dark denim. The ripple of muscles flexing moved up to each glute and pulled the jeans taut in just the right places as he turned. Veins under the tan skin of each arm popped to life as he twisted his wrists. Biceps tightened and strained the available circumference of the sleeves of his shirt. His body transformed into living art right before her eyes, and a hunger she hadn’t felt in a very long time gnawed on her control. She wanted to push him down and roll on top of him like a naughty kitten. Mark him. Make him hers. He smiled and tucked his hands into his pockets, and the space between her ears filled with white noise.

 

WISHES EXCERPT

“I’m the one who should be sorry for leading you on. I never meant to. Nobody had paid me this much attention before, and I didn’t know how to handle it. I should have told you straight from the beginning that I’m not very experienced with things like this. You’re just so divine, and honestly, no man has ever looked at me the way you do and you – what? Why are you looking at me like that?”

Her head scarf had fallen off completely and lay unnoticed on her shoulder while she had been sitting on her knees with her eyes pleading for me to understand. Now, those eyes looked uncertain and slightly embarrassed for her outburst when she noticed her lack of head gear, and she hurriedly grabbed her scarf to cover her head with it.

Catching the piece of cloth before she could, I moved it out of her reach, staring at her shaven head. She looked away from me, uncomfortable.

“How can you say that? You’re so…” Pausing, I tried looking for the right word, but she must have interpreted it as hesitation on my part when she pointed at me.

“See? You can’t even say it. I know you’re just being nice. I’m not really someone men find beautiful. Your attention is very flattering–“

“Lovely.” I said cutting her off. “You are so very lovely to me.”

That seemed to have rendered her speechless, so I bravely plowed on. “No, you are not of traditional beauty. But how could being coldly beautiful compete with the warmth of one of your smiles? Having the perfect features could not hold a candle to the openness and kindness reflected on your face. And please don’t get me started on your eyes. I’ve been drowning in them since the moment I saw you.”

 

THE THINGS WE LEAVE BEHIND EXCERPT

THE LIGHTS DON’T just flicker this time. They full-on explode. The lamps behind us on either side of the bed blow, sending shards of light bulb all over the bed. Jodi and I scream and flinch. I fall to the floor. Jodi grabs for her gun.

“A gun? For a ghost?”

“Thought you didn’t believe in them.” Of all the times…

“Can we drop that for now? Yes, yes I do believe— I believe — so don’t be so sarcastic and tell me. Why. A. Gun?”

“Salt,” she says simply, moving her gun around the room as if she’s ready to shoot anything that says boo.

“The gun has salt in it?”

“The bullets do.”

“That’s… insane. Who would have been the first person to think of salt? Did a ghost appear to someone in a kitchen, and that was the first thing handy, so Grandma McGee threw it at the ghost, and it sent it away?”

“Not the time,” Jodi admonishes. “Bigger fish. Smaller pan.”

I stand to see what she’s talking about. I can’t say I’m very happy to be out of my hiding/crouching position. I feel exposed like this. Out in the open. The TV could clock me from behind, and then where would I be? Probably dead. Or knocked out. Or worse.

If there is a worse.

“I didn’t think it was time.”

She shakes her head. “It’s not. This is just the warm up.”

“Oh God. You mean the crescendo is worse?” I can’t believe that. I guess I can, but I don’t want to. This is bad enough.

Jodi takes the time to glare at me. I can see it through the light given off from the TV, sort of like ghost-hunting inception. Only weirder.

A second later, the lights come back on. The lamps light up like Christmas trees. Like nothing has gone wrong or been bad or happened. Jodi goes to check out the one on her side. I do the same. I’m careful not to step on the broken bulb-glass lying on the floor. I’m barefooted, and I’m pretty sure that would hurt like hell.

Yeah, there are bulb pieces around everywhere. The glass really did break.

And the lamps… the lamps are still working.

Still shining brightly.

I look down inside the shade and see nothing. Nothing to cause any sort of light because the bulb is gone. The light hurts my eyes. “That’s… strange.”

“Strange is a good word for it.” Jodi pulls the string on her lamp. It doesn’t even flicker.

“Have you ever had anything like this happen to you before in all your other ghost-hunting adventures?” I hope the answer is yes. I really hope it’s yes.

“Uh… would it make you feel better if I say yes?” She gives me a look.

Oh no.

“Not really. I mean if it is the truth, yeah.”

Jodi shakes her head. “Can’t say I’ve ever seen a phantom lamp.”

“Good to know.” I close my eyes and bite my lip to try to stay calm. I knew this night would be hard. Didn’t know how hard, but hard. I know it’ll get worse before it gets better so, actually, I should just be enjoying the easiness of now. I bet when blood starts smearing on the walls, I’ll miss this little lamp fiasco.

“Better clean up the mess.” I have to stay practical. I have to stay calm.

Which would be much easier if she didn’t answer with “What mess?”

“What… The mess.” I open my eyes. It’s my turn to look at her as if she’s an idiot. “The glass. The bulb, whatever. I sure don’t want to step on it and get some kind of infection that’ll eat my foot off in a day.”

“Look.” She points down at the bed.

So I look.

Nothing.

No glass.

No lightbulb.

Nothing on the floor.

In fact.

Nothing anywhere.

I look back inside the lamp. There is the bulb, all nice and neat like nothing ever happened.

 

  

 
  
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5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review

Frost: A Rendezvous Collection is a captivating read by four amazing and talented authors.

The anthology includes:

Fire and Ice by Elise Faber

Fire and Ice is a spin off series based on Elise’s Phoenix Series. Fire and Ice revolves around Stephanie and Dom. The two share a past and when tragedy struck Dom sent Stephanie away, now Dom is back and wants Stephanie to return with him. With danger lurking around every corner the two must face their past and work together in this sexy and thrilling tale that will leave you begging for more.

Rendezvous in Room 311 by K D Wood

In this beautiful and haunting tale we meet Brock and Keely a husband and wife know to never let go of love even after death. This emotional rollercoaster left me grabbing for Kleenex and teary mess.

Wishes by C C Ravanera

In C C’s Wishes we meet Michele a young girl travelling on her own and has a mix up with her hotel stay and ends up staying at the Hotel Toujours. Upon cleaning the mirror in her hotel room she unlocks a Jinn who says he will grant her three wishes. This beautiful and magical story will have you questioning what you would choose for your three wishes.

The Things We Leave Behind by Kelly Martin

The Hotel Toujours is believed to be haunted by a vengeful spirit; Will believes this vengeful spirit is his wife Jessica. Paranormal Hunter Jodi agrees to help him investigate; the two embark on a tale that will leave you hanging on to the edge of your seats with twist and turns around every corner in the beautiful yet extremely spooky story.

This paranormal romance anthology will keep you up till the wee hours of the morning reading and is a must read for everyone, I loved it and cannot wait for more from these amazing authors.