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Hounded is here!!! Arooo!!!

Wolf shifters in Underhill!

“Never go into the woods.” Abuella said….But that’s exactly where I had to run. And I’m not looking back…

Carmine: I’ve fallen head-over-heels into a world of enchantment—where wolves shift into men, fairies fly through the air, and I might be a lost fae princess with magical powers. Even Alice didn’t have it this crazy.

To top it all off, my only hope to get back home is a too-sexy man who isn’t a man at all. He’s a wolf. And he’s bitter as hell.

Culann: This has been the day from hell. The pack that threw me out needs me to rescue them, but I’m busy rescuing a woman who shouldn’t even be here in the land of the fae—a woman who’s never seen magic. Or has she?

I don’t have time to teach her to survive. But I can’t abandon her. Especially not when I find out she might be the one—my fated mate.

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This overworked secretary finds sanctuary in the arms of a rogue shifter—is it magic… Or is it fate?

Little Red Riding Hood * lost princess * reluctant hero * fairy tale twist * alpha hero * fish out of water*shifter romance

Immerse yourself in Jessica Aspen’s fast-paced fantasy romance…clever, sexy, and just a little on the dark side. Read HOUNDED today.

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Are you in KU? Don’t miss out!

BIG NEWS!!!

If you haven’t heard, The WOLF ENFORCER books are coming out of KU!

It’s been a long time and the entire WOLF ENFORCER series is due to be on sale on other venues, such as Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple Books. That’s great for those readers, but if you are a KU reader, time is running out!

LONE ENFORCER is already out of KU, and BLOOD ENFORCER is next!

If you’re in KU and have been waiting to read WOLF ENFORCER, BLOOD ENFORCER OR PACK ENFORCER…you’d better get your groove on! It’s already too late for LONE ENFORCER, so don’t miss out!

LAST CHANCE TO READ BLOOD ENFORCER IN KU…January 16th.

Hurry up and Get your howl on today at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0747RYBPD

before it’s too late!

-Jessica

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Desperate to escape a world she never imagined could exist.
Prisoner of a man so scarred, he just wants to be left alone.

Let the mating dance begin…

It was just another ordinary day for Glenna…until she was violently attacked. Now, Glenna’s on a whirlwind discovery of wolves, dreamwalkers, and spelltalkers—a world she never knew existed. And she’s hell-bent on escape.

After nearly going wild wolf, Sam Wulfric is back and sane—mostly. The last assignment he wants is babysitting a new wolf shifter—and all the chaos that involves. Even worse, she’s one of the sexiest women he’s ever seen and she’s driving his wolf crazy.

But when everyone from the US Government to an unknown assailant comes after Glenna, Sam’s instincts take over. Now, he’ll do anything to keep Glenna safe—even if her new found mating urge drives him over the edge.

Buy Blood Enforcer and enter discover your new pack today…

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*sexy *alpha *paranormal suspense *wolf shifter *new world

Immerse yourself in Jessica Aspen’s paranormal suspense…clever, sexy, and just a little on the dark side. Read HUNTED today.

 

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Author Bio:

Jessica Aspen

Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances at http://JessicaAspen.com

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Last chance to read Lone Enforcer in KU!

BIG NEWS!!!

The WOLF ENFORCER books are coming out of KU!

It’s been a long time and the entire WOLF ENFORCER series is due to be on sale on other venues, such as Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple Books. That’s great for those readers, but if you are a KU reader, time is running out!

If you’re in KU and have been waiting to read WOLF ENFORCERLONE ENFORCERBLOOD ENFORCER OR PACK ENFORCER…you’d better get your groove on!

Because, starting on December 31st, LONE ENFORCER, will be coming out of KU, followed fast by the rest of the series.

Hurry up and Get your howl on today at:

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before it’s too late!

-Jessica

Lone Enforcer

 

On the hunt for her best friend, Natalie discovers it’s more than murder…it’s wolf shifters.

Armed with her best friend’s last known location, Natalie heads out into the wilds of the Rocky Mountains. When the trail leads to private property, Natalie doesn’t hesitate. But her dangerous search for clues only leads her to a blood soaked piece of land…and a trip down a rocky ravine straight into the arms of an angry cowboy.

Volunteer pack enforcer and full-time ranch hand, Luca has been a loner his entire life. When riding fences he finds Natalie trapped and injured near what could be a murder site he realizes—her big brown eyes and determined attitude have finally given him a reason to break free from his lonely cowboy’s life. But Natalie is human, and Luca is a wolf shifter.  Can there be any future for Luca with a woman if he can never share his secrets?

When Natalie’s insistence on hunting down the truth conflicts with the pack’s needs, will Luca reveal being a wolf shifter in order to keep her? Or will the other enforcers insist that Natalie’s life be sacrificed for the good of the pack?

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*sexy *alpha *cowboy romance

Immerse yourself in Jessica Aspen’s paranormal suspense…clever, sexy, and just a little on the dark side. Read HUNTED today.

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Author Bio:

Jessica Aspen

Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances at http://JessicaAspen.com

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Freebie Friday…Scarlett

It’s Freebie Friday! Download SCARLETT FOR FREE!

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Scarlett: A Sexy Shifter Fairytale Romance by Jessica Aspen

Are you ready for sexy bear shifters in a fairy tale setting?

This is the book that goes with the fairy tale, Rose White and Rose Red. Of course, I have Scarlett and Silver, two sisters who aren’t speaking to each other, but by the end of the books have not only ironed out their differences, but have also found true love…fairy tale shifter style!

It’s also small town shifter, so if you love a Colorado setting complete with bears, sexy bad boys, and a pub where buying a growler means so much more than beer…SCARLETT is your book!

 

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Author Bio:

Jessica Aspen

Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances at http://JessicaAspen.com

Your Jessica Aspen Starter Library is waiting.

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Wolf Enforcer is on Sale!

99CENTS! Limited time only.

🖤💜🖤DARE TO DISCOVER Jessica Aspen’s world of romantic shifter suspense…and discover your imagination.

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Serena Lowell’s move to Colorado isn’t going as planned. Her new boss hates her. She’s falling in love with the wrong twin. And a stalker is sending her roses.

When the sexiest woman alive walks up to Gabe Wulfric and demands to make love, he knows he’s met his mate. But will falling head-over-tail for Serena turn out to be the biggest mistake of his life?

Now both twins are suffering from mating fever and Serena has to make a choice. A choice that will give one brother the mate of his dreams…and set the other up for a chaotic fall into the wild. If, that is, Serena can survive the obsessive love of her secret stalker.

Get the whole WOLF ENFORCER paranormal suspense series on Amazon.

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Author Bio:

Jessica Aspen

Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances at http://JessicaAspen.com

Your Jessica Aspen Starter Library is waiting.

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Guess What’s Coming Next? Sassy Curvy Shifters!

Introducing…

Sassy Wolf and the Rogue!

I’m super excited to tell you that on February 8th, 2018 my latest book will be out! SASSY WOLF AND THE ROGUE is a Kindle World book and written in Milly Taiden’s SASSY EVER AFTER series, full of sexy alpha shifters, paranormal suspense, and sassy curvy girls.

SASSY WOLF  was super fun to write because not only did I get to write sexy shifters and curvy girls, but I also got to play in someone else’s universe, the SASSY EVER AFTER books are based around Milly’s SASSY MATES series that starts with SCENT OF A MATE. Check them out HERE.

When you write in a Kindle World, it’s like playing in someone else’s sandbox. You have your imagination, but you have to borrow their toys. In other words, it’s a challenge to keep your own writing voice, and yet, keep true to the world of the other author. Luckily, Milly Taiden’s world is pretty close to my own, with a few interesting twists.

All of Milly’s heroine’s are curvy girls. Now, while I am of course a pretty curvy girl myself, and I love writing curvy girls, I also like dipping into other girl’s viewpoints. Like how it feels to be too tall, or too short, or even, just right. (Yeah, I see the Three Bears reference, LOL!)

Also, my shifter world is different from hers in that she has a two step mating process: first, you have the mark, then the more permanent bite. In my WOLF ENFORCER world, it’s just the Bite, with a capital B. And my SEXY SHIFTERS don’t even have a magical mating thing, in those books, it’s simply that when you take a mate you fall in love and it’s forever, because wolf shifters mate for life.

There’s one more super cool thing about this book: once again I’m using my brand new cover artist, Ivytail Designs. I love how the cover turned out, and I hope you do to. Check it out!

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Sassy Wolf and the Rogue by Ivytail Designs

 

SASSY WOLF AND THE ROGUE will be here on February 8th, just in time for Valentine’s Day, so look for it in the Kindle Store. And BONUS! Kindle Worlds are now in Kindle Unlimited, so you can read if for free with your membership. I know that’s something you’ve been looking forward to, so check back on February 8th and discover more sexy paranormal suspense!

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Author Bio:

Jessica Aspen

Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances at http://JessicaAspen.com

Your Jessica Aspen Starter Library is waiting.

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Lone Enforcer is Here! For 99 cents!

Fantastic Fridays

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Get ready for romance!

Hot alpha shifter cowboy romance…Yeah baby!

It’s here…again! July 2017 I published Lone Enforcer, a Wolf Enforcers novella, in the box set, The Alphas of Summer. But now that’s over and I have the rights back, so here it is, all on it’s own…And only 99 cents!

If you’re wondering how this book fits into the Wolf Enforcer Series, it slides in between Wolf Enforcer and Blood Enforcer. So, technically, it’s book #2

If you haven’t read the Wolf Enforcer Series, you can still jump in here. It’s all about alpha wolf shifters, hot romance (this one is hot!) and suspense.

I love a book that moves, so be prepared for action and adventure. And romance. Did I mention the romance? AND it’s a cowboy romance. You can’t beat that! Shifters and cowboys—mmm, my favorites all wrapped up into one. 🙂

You can discover it today on Amazon.com, and if you’re in Kindle Unlimited, it’s there too!

Enjoy!

-Jessica

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On the hunt for her best friend, Natalie discovers it’s more than murder…it’s wolf shifters.

Armed with her best friend’s last known location, Natalie Fisher heads out into the wilds of the Rocky Mountains. When the trail leads to private property, Natalie doesn’t hesitate, but her dangerous search for clues only leads her to a blood soaked piece of land, and a trip down a rocky ravine.

Volunteer pack enforcer and full-time ranch hand, Luca Weylyn has been a loner his entire life. When riding fences he finds Natalie trapped and injured near what could be a murder site he realizes—her big brown eyes and determined attitude have finally given him a reason to break free from his lonely cowboy’s life. But Natalie is human, and Luca is a wolf shifter.  Can there be any future for Luca with a woman if he can never share his secrets?

When Natalie’s insistence on hunting down the truth conflicts with the pack’s needs, will Luca reveal being a wolf shifter in order to keep her? Or will the other enforcers insist that Natalie’s life be sacrificed for the good of the pack?

Dare to enter Jessica Aspen’s world of fast-paced paranormal suspense

…and discover your imagination.

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Author Bio:

Jessica Aspen

Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances at http://JessicaAspen.com

Your Jessica Aspen Starter Library is waiting.

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Introducing Lorelei Moone!

Summer is here and so are the ALPHAS OF SUMMER!

Today meet fabulous fellow box set author: Lorelei Moone!

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Hi Lorelei, welcome to Jessica Aspen Writes. I’m super excited to get to know a fellow Alphas of Summer author, so let’s get started with a few questions.

Tell us about what you write and why you love it.
Paranormal Romance with a bit of action, adventure and suspense thrown in.
Do you always write about hot, sexy shifters? And what kind is your favorite?
Not always; I’m also known to write about hot, sexy vampires, but I did get my start with shifters. I am rather partial to bears, because although they sometimes can have a gruff, slightly prickly exterior, just underneath the surface they’re kind-hearted, caring and loyal once you get to know them. At least mine tend to turn out that way!
Tell us one fabulously interesting and unique thing about yourself.
I don’t know about it being fabulous or unique, but I write best while listening to music. Most writers favour movie soundtracks or instrumental tracks, but my brain seems to work in a very peculiar fashion. Instrumental music for the most part does not help my creativity. My music preferences are a remnant of my moody teenage Goth years.
I have specific bands I listen to depending on what project I’m working on. All of the Vampires of London books were written while listening to My Dying Bride (Doom metal; it’s so wonderfully dark and atmospheric, perfect to get me in the mood for vampires), whereas lately, for the Alpha Squad books I’ve been listening to Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, which is as dark, if not more so than My Dying Bride, even though the books aren’t really. At least I don’t perceive them as such.
Why did you decide to participate in the Hot Alphas of Summer box set?
It seemed like it would be a wonderful opportunity to work together with some amazing authors within the genre. I’m really enjoying the experience so far!
Anything else you’d love to tell us about you or your books?
In case you’re unfamiliar with my work, I just want to point out that my debut title, Scottish Werebear: An Unexpected Affair is available free of charge at all major retailers, so you can try that series with no strings attached.
You can find out more about Lorelei at: http://loreleimoone.com
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You can pre-order the Alphas of Summer box set including Lorelei’s story at:

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From today’s hottest USA Today and International Bestselling authors:

Lia Davis, Dominique Eastwick, Debra Jess, Megan Michelau, H.M. McQueen, Jordan K. Rose, JD Monroe, Kim Carmichael, Tigris Eden, Jessica Aspen, Lorelei Moone, Mychal Daniels, and V.A. Dold

Wolves, leopards, bears, dragons, humans, mutants, and plenty of ALPHA MALES, Oh my!

Turn up your AC and break out the ice baths. Summer just got a whole lot hotter with this collection of 13 hot alpha shifter novellas.

 

On sale for a limited time only, so grab it while you can!

Goes to $3.99 on July 24th

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Jessica Aspen always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing spicy paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. To get your exclusive Jessica Aspen starter library please go to: http://eepurl.com/zs4Sj

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Sneak Peek into Wolf Enforcer

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Happy day! Wolf Enforcer is in Kindle Scout and has been on the Hot & Trending List for 180 hours!

The first book in my new alpha wolf shifter romance WOLF ENFORCER is entered in the Kindle Scout contest and I’m super excited at all the support it’s getting. I’m not sure there are enough exclamation points for all my excitement, so if you see a few too many, please excuse my joy!

Kindle Scout is a 30 day competition and it’s pretty cool for both writers and readers. Readers vote on which book they want to see published, and if the book ‘wins’ everyone who voted for it gets a free book! (See, more exclamation points, LOL) If you want to read all the details of Kindle Scout, click HERE.

If you haven’t voted yet for WOLF ENFORCER, there’s still time. Click HERE and nominate it. If it wins, and you’ve left it in your nomination queue (you only get three at a time) then Amazon will send you a free Kindle copy of the book. Easy peasy!

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WOLF ENFORCER

Gabe caught the woman’s scent from across the meadow. Light vanilla with a hint of feminine musk and it turned his head in an instant. Her skin had a light sweat that made her glow, almost as much as the heat in her eyes when she looked at him. His temperature rose to boiling.

He’d had a terrible day. He’d fought with his twin Sam over who should be handling what responsibilities at the restaurant they were now both responsible for. His recently widowed mother had lectured him about getting along with his brother. And then he’d come up here to run off the tension and had a run-in with Chief Howler, telling him they were shorthanded and he needed to put in more hours on his part-time enforcer job.

Shifting to wolf and taking the mountain at a breakneck pace had taken the steam out of his anger. It had left him tired and relaxed, and more than just a little hazy from the run.

The woman drew closer, each step breaking and releasing the smell of sun-warmed grass. “Hi,” she said.

“Hi, yourself.”

“I know it’s crazy.” She was tall with long legs and long, straight, black hair gleaming with health. And the way she walked toward him with purpose in her eyes gave him an instant hard-on he did nothing to hide. “I know we haven’t known each other long enough. But I have to know for sure.” She reached out a hand and touched him, setting all the little hairs on his forearm at alert. “Kiss me.”

It was totally crazy. Like some mind-blowing dream. A too-hot afternoon, a tall woman with long hair moving gently in the breeze. Her black eyes were full of secrets, and promises, and a hunger he couldn’t resist.

He lightly touched her arm with just the tips of his fingers. As tall as she was, she still had to lift her face to his. He closed the gap, afraid she’d disappear into the warm haze of the afternoon.

His kiss was tentative, just a brushing of his lips on her softer ones, but her reaction was not. She kissed back, increasing the pressure, and his world spun off of its foundation. She wrapped her arms around him and pulled him in close, his erection pushing in between them. It was unbelievable, she was unbelievable. But the spark between them was hot and real and he wrapped his arms around her and pulled her in tighter, trying to get every bit of need he had into the kiss.

They broke apart and she laughed, the sound belling out over the empty meadow. “That’s what I thought.”

“What?”

She shook her head, her long hair rippling with the movement. “How popular is this trail?” The gleam in her eyes had his cock twitching.

He swallowed. “Not that popular. It’s a work day. Everyone’s busy.”

“Good.” She pulled her t-shirt off over her head and then reached back and undid her bra. “I want you here. Now.”

Her breasts were round and firm, her nipples taut, hard peaks in the center. His mouth watered. She was perfect, a goddess offering herself to him on the platter of the hot, sunny meadow. This had to be the most insane day of his life, but he was taking the chance.

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Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances at http://JessicaAspen.com

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Release: The Mercenary and the Shifters, by CD Hersh

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Announcing CD Hersh’s latest book: The Mercenary and the Shifters

(The Turning Stone Chronicles Book 4)

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When mercenary soldier Michael Corritore answers a desperate call from an ex-military buddy, he finds himself in the middle of a double kidnapping, caught in an ancient war between two shape shifter factions, and ensnared between two female shape shifters after the same thing … him.

Shape shifter Fiona Kayler will do anything to keep the shipping company her father left her, including getting in bed with the enemy. But when she believes the man trying to steal her company is involved with kidnapping her nephew, she must choose between family, fortune, and love. The problem is … she wants all three.

Title – The Mercenary and the Shifters, The Turning Stone Chronicles, book four

Author – C.D. Hersh

Genre – Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Suspense Romance

Heat Level – Sensual

Release Date: July 27th, 2016

Excerpt:

Mike Corritore wheeled up the circular drive of the impressive house on Lakeshore Road and cut the engine on his motorcycle. After a quick glance around, he shouldered the bags containing his clothes, ammo, pump shotgun, and talwar sword. Then he headed for the carved front door. The doorbell echoed inside indicating the mansion had a cavernous entry hall. He searched the entrance stoop for security cameras and found none.

What the heck had he gotten himself into? A rich bitch, with no security on her home, mixed up with a bad syndicate spelled major trouble. With this chintzy level of security, it would take more time than he originally anticipated to make her house and business secure.

After a couple of minutes the door opened.

“Can I help you?” asked an attractive redhead.

“I’m Mike Corritore. Here to see Fiona Kayler. Will you tell her I’ve arrived?”

The redhead looked him over, then braced her legs shoulder width apart and crossed her arms over her curvy bust. “Do you have identification, Mr. Corritore?”

Mike returned her once-over. Her porcelain complexion blushed pink at his bold examination, and she tossed her mane of wavy, mahogany hair defiantly.

Damn, she was gorgeous.

If she thought her insolent pose enough to keep him, or intruders out, she’d better reconsider.

“Hugh sent me.” He stepped forward but she blocked him.

“A driver’s license for your very expensive motorcycle will suffice,” she said, wiggling her fingers at him. When he didn’t comply, she stepped back and reached to the side of the door.

The distinct cachung of a gun cocking sent him flying to the right of the doorway.

“Identification, Mr. Corritore. Please,” she said as she leveled a pistol at him.

Mike dug in his rear pants’ pocket. “Hugh lied,” he said as he held out his driver’s license. “You don’t need protection.”

After inspecting his identification, she lowered her weapon and waved him inside. “For my business, Mr. Corritore. I’m capable of protecting my home, but I can’t draw my gun just anywhere.”

“You should get a conceal and carry license,” Mike said as he entered.

She put the safety on the gun and stashed the weapon in the table beside the front door.

“I take it you’re not the help,” he said, glancing around the entry hall.

She held out her hand. “Fiona Kayler. Nice to meet you, Mr. Corritore.”

“Mike,” he said, taking her hand. Her palm, warm and soft, told him she lived a life of leisure. But her strong grip screamed, No patsy. He held her hand a bit longer than he should have. She wriggled free and waved him to the left.

“Ladies first.”

With a nod, she led him toward a sumptuously decorated room. He followed, his eyes taking in the soft curves of her rear as she sashayed across the marble-tiled floor. Mike’s body reacted to the seductive wiggle of her bottom. She walked as sexy as she looked.

Keep your mind on the job, Corritore. He shifted his gaze away from temptation, searching the ceiling and corners of the entry for security cameras. If she had them, they were well hidden.

The measured click of her high heels on the hard marble tile floor disappeared as they stepped on the thick, white carpet of the living room. This room appeared cozier than the entry. A huge gold, gilt-edged mirror hung over the fireplace reflecting the scene outside the oversized plate-glass window.

She motioned to a seat beside the fireplace. Mike chose a location less exposed to the exterior, where he could watch the entrance to the room. Fiona dragged a side chair across the room to where he sat, positioning it at a right angle to his seat. Two vertical furrows appeared in the carpeting, bisecting their shoe impressions and the vacuumed paths in the thick fibers. Apparently, she didn’t use this room much.

“So, Ms. Kayler—”

“Fiona,” she corrected.

“Fiona, exactly what do you need me to do?” As he said the words, he had a lurid vision of what he’d like to do to this lovely woman. He shook it off. She was Hugh’s friend and in trouble. He had no business screwing around with damsels in distress. They were needy. The last thing he wanted.

“A couple of years ago I had a problem with smugglers. They brought in some hazardous materials which got me in trouble with Homeland Security and the FBI. They cleared me, but my business took a pretty big hit. To keep things afloat, I’ve had to get in bed with some rough characters recently.”

At the phrase get in bed with Mike cocked his eyebrow at her.

“Not literally,” she amended quickly, as a dusky pink blush crept over her pale complexion. “I need my security beefed up so I don’t have a replay of two years ago.”

“Any good security company could upgrade you.”

“I also need someone I can trust implicitly. Hugh vouched for you, and I trust Hugh.”

“We should start with your home security. I didn’t see surveillance cameras at the door.”

“My home is perfectly safe. It’s my business I’m concerned about.”

Fiona crossed her arms over her chest, her body language closing off to further suggestions. Mike followed her motions. As he did, he spotted a red dot on her chest. The dot wiggled.

“Get down!” Mike shouted as he dove for Fiona.

 

Amazon buy links for The Turning Stone Chronicles

The Promised One (The Turning Stone Chronicles Book 1):

eBook: http://amzn.com/B00DUMODKI

paperback: http://amzn.com/1619353504

Blood Brothers (The Turning Stone Chronicles Book 2):

eBook: http://amzn.com/B00OVNFC8W

paperback: http://amzn.com/1619358271

Son of the Moonless Night (The Turning Stone Chronicles Book 3):

eBook: http://amzn.com/B00XK3E172

The Mercenary and the Shifters (The Turning Stone Chronicles Book 4):

eBook: https://amzn.com/B01I01W2JC

 

c d hersch

Putting words and stories on paper is second nature to co-authors C.D. Hersh. They’ve written separately since they were teenagers and discovered their unique, collaborative abilities in the mid-90s. As high school sweethearts and husband and wife, Catherine and Donald believe in true love and happily ever after.

Together they have co-authored a number of dramas, six which have been produced in Ohio, where they live. Their interactive Christmas production had five seasonal runs in their hometown and has been sold in Virginia, California, and Ohio. Their most recent collaborative writing efforts have been focused on romance. The first four books of their paranormal romance series entitled The Turning Stone Chronicles are available on Amazon. They also have a Christmas novella, Kissing Santa, in a Christmas anthology titled Sizzle in the Snow, with seven other authors.

Where you can find CD:

Website: http://cdhersh.wordpress.com/

Blog: http://cdhersh.wordpress.com/blog-2/

Soul Mate Publishing: http://smpauthors.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cdhershauthor

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/C.-D.-Hersh/e/B00DV5L7ZI

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorCDHersh

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/CDHersh

 

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