SAMPLE SUNDAY-THE WILL TO FORGIVE

Hey there beautiful!

Guess what?!

It’s Sample Sunday and C. Monet has you covered! Her next novel, The Will To Forgive releases April 3rd and we have a sample perfect for your Sunday!
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SYNOPSIS

Forgiveness is said to be for the wounded, the played, and the jaded but sometimes it requires more than a simple thought. It requires will, action and work. 
 
Sage Lowe is smacked with reality when her dream job puts her on administrative leave for a mishap that happens on her surgery table. Down in the dumps, she picks herself up and decides to capture what she’s been missing while she gave her life and heart to Mount Clear Hospital. Venting to a friend, the perfect man with the perfect body approaches with promises of putting a smile on her face. Leery, she can’t help but feel like she owes it to herself to do something for herself.
 
Kyree has a soft spot for women and doesn’t realize that this is the cause of his many brewing troubles. When he spots Sage he can’t help but want to lock her up and make all of her troubles disappear. It would do him justice to spend time being in the presence of a beautiful woman while he is also in a rough spot due to a family emergency but falling for her was never in the plans.
 
Spending time together has consumed them both. It’s consumed them so much that the truth has been buried, and when exposed the will to forgive becomes harder than expected. Will the will to forgive be mastered or will this love connection be severed from lies and dishonesty?

 

SAMPLE

“I need to use the bathroom you cool with that?”

Before I could answer, I could hear him pissing. I shook my head because only couples shared bathroom space. The curtain was sheer with a slight blur, but I could still make out the snake he was taming. I was staring so hard I managed to slip on the soap and fall straight on my ass. Laughing hysterically I only had myself to blame for being nosey.

“Man, you still drunk?” he asked.

“No, I was actually watching you use the bathroom,” I admitted holding my head down in shame. That fall was going to hurt, but it was worth it. I had something to report back to Cammie.

“Did you see what you wanted to see before you got a concussion?” Rolling my eyes, I closed the shower curtain and washed yesterdays funk off of me. I needed to get my mind right before I did something I would regret. Kyree was not about to have me wearing my feelings on my sleeve or out here looking stupid when he boarded his plane alone.

After the fifteen minute shower, I was back to feeling like a human. Dressed and clean we were headed to the spa. I thanked him a million times for listening to me and thinking of me. He swore it was nothing and I shut my mouth. Walking into the spa, we checked in and were immediately taken to our room. A few minutes later a woman and buff man walked in. Kyree groaned and looked at me with apologetic eyes.

“Aye, I thought I asked for two women,” he fussed. I looked at him through squinted eyes. He was being weird. The man was clearly on my side and willing to handle my massage, and the woman was on his. It made sense.

“What’s the problem?” I asked not understanding what had him fire hot. His face was bunched in irritation, and he was now standing on his feet looking around.

“Man I don’t want a man rubbing on you and I damn sure don’t want one rubbing on me,” he explained still fighting the attitude that was rearing its head. I shook my head because again we were both forgetting that we didn’t belong to one another.

“I don’t belong to you Ky, this man can rub me down and send me on my way. And Megan can handle you. It’s simple.”

“Simple my fucking ass. I know what I asked for. And I saw the video of that nigga rubbing that lady down on Facebook. Both of yall got me fucked up,” The staff ignored him, and I removed my clothing and slipped into a robe. Kyree’s macho shit was not about to ruin this long overdue massage. While we allowed them to work their magic, I relaxed and thought about what I would do once I left. I needed to keep the momentum of living fearless and free.

“Hmmm, what video?” I moaned as Jack provided a heavenly rub down. He was working on my shoulders, and I couldn’t stop the moan that slipped. This shit felt good and I knew my next step would be home to nap. Kyree was doing all that fussing, and I wasn’t not paying him any mind. He was not my concern. His only concern should be if Megan could make him moan. I was in heaven.

“So you just gon moan and shit like I ain’t in the room?”
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Cannot wait for you to read this book! C. Monet is kicking of BLP’s April takeover just right!

Also! If you’d like to participate in the book giveaway taking place in our facebook group today join here! https://www.facebook.com/groups/171449420191900/

 

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FINAL SNEAK PEEK-DRENCH ME

Hey, reader!
Tomorrow India Norfleet returns with Drench Me, an erotic poetry collection that you don’t want to miss! Here’s one more sneak peek to get you ready!
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SYNOPSIS 
When deep desires take over, your mind refuses to allow you to think of anything other than that particular feeling you can’t stop craving. Little else matters but getting swept up in that high. When you finally find it and immerse yourself in its depths, you will develop a taste so keenly aware of your body’s impulse to be drenched in sexual enjoyment so fulfilling, binging on ecstasy becomes your sole purpose of extreme enjoyment when naughtiness is on your mind. A mental treat, a mind-blowing physical connection to your deepest wet dreams. Indulge at your own risk. Don’t be ashamed to enjoy repeatedly. You’ll enjoy every moment you spend between the pages. Gold nuggets of great sexual peaks reside between them that are waiting to drench you completely.
SNEAK PEEK
*Explicit warning*
Sex was always on my mind when I was with this man.
Nothing else held importance outside of the way he made my body feel.
I was in a permanent state of euphoria.
He never left my thoughts.
The way he pulled me against him sent me into a state of constant erotic shock.
He kept my legs spread wide and his face in between.
His tongue had become my weakness.
He sucked on my clit ate and my pussy exquisitely.
He stripped away my hidden restraints and encouraged me to lose control as he stroked a fire within me.
I didn’t know how to stop from raging until I realized that was because he dominated the flame in me.
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If you’re not familiar with India’s ability to artfully craft sensual eroticism that leaves you with collar pulling, tongue biting desire then don’t wait for tomorrow. Her latest poetry collection, Take Control Of Me is available now on Amazon.

 

 

FINAL SNEAK PEEK-SAY HE’LL EARN HIS KEEP

Hey, reader!

Tomorrow A. Bryant returns with the sixth book in the BLP Say He series, Say He’ll Earn His Keep and we have one final sneak peek just for you.

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SYNOPSIS

They say curiosity killed the cat. Damon is going to learn the hard way to let things go. His determination to get information and keep Lynne safe because of a slight obsession could mean his demise. ⠀

If it’s too good to be true, let it go – that was Lynne’s mantra, and she was trying her best to stick to it while dealing with the ever-persistent Damon. Damon is determined to open up Pandora’s box and Lynne is determined to shut it down by any means… even if it means closing off her heart. ⠀

Powering down has never been so hard, and Valentine’s Day has never been so sweet for Lynne or Damon. Find out why Damon can’t let love take a piece of his heart. Join them on their journey to see where it leads and if Damon will earn his keep.

SNEAK PEEK

Lynne and The Rabbit Hole

This wasn’t the rabbit hole Big Show warned me of but it was just as deadly. Lynne was no good for me. I could tell by the way she moved, by the way, she cut me down the last time we were together, by the intel I was able to pull on her based on this job and my inability to find anything else out about her. Everything out her mouth could be both the truth and the lie. She claims she’s not here to do what she does best but how can I believe that. I have pissed off some people that would have the ability to hire a siren like her. She was my every weakness. Strength, confidence, and power flowed through her. It was addictive and I was starting to fall in her web again! The cooking, the conversation the past few nights, the sexual tension, it was all too much for me to handle. It was all too close to what happened with her the first time around and I was getting extremely annoyed by that fact. I didn’t need memories of what I once had. I was over it and didn’t need it back.

Just as I thought of asking her to leave I got a phone call.

“I know you have her Damon,” Rick said on the phone. Rick was a man that ran the ins and outs of the east side when it came to contracted jobs. He knew when some sketchy figures were coming through the area and what their business was before they could conduct any business. If Rick was calling me about Lynne that meant she didn’t go through the right channels in the underground world to be here. She obviously pissed him off for him to be calling me with this tone.

“Who’s her?”

“Don’t play with me Damon.”
“Rick, what the fuck is your problem. You call my phone after five years of not speaking and you are talking about her as if I am supposed to know what the fuck you are talking about.” I said feigning innocence. I had a run in with Rick when one of my clients failed to tell me about his dealings with the crime world. I was protecting the client while someone on Rick’s team was hired to murder him. We came to head when he realized I wasn’t the one to fuck with. I got paid to protect people and I did my job well. We were able to come to an agreement since then and had no reason to talk unless…

“Hand over Pandora, this isn’t your fight. I don’t know how she even found you but that’s neither here nor there.”
“I don’t have a Pandora Rick. Try again later.” I said before quickly hanging up the phone.

Now, this was the rabbit hole Big Show spoke of.

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The entire BLP Say He series can be found on Amazon and can be read in any order.

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FINAL SNEAK PEEK-LOVE OVER ALL

Hey, reader!

Tomorrow Aubreé Pynn returns with Love Over All the prelude to her new project “Love, The Series” and we have one final sneak peek to share with you!

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SYNOPSIS

Six friends, one secret.

Six college friends are together again in Oakland for a weekend of fun.

Wren and Roman are facing issues in their unestablished relationship. Wren wants nothing more than for Roman to step up and follow through with everything he says he’s going to do. His inconsistency is pushing her further and further to the edge. She’s holding on by a thread and praying that he comes to his senses before she has to cut it.

Nadia and Kwame are more enemies than friends. However, they’ve made an agreement to be as cordial as possible when in group settings. Kwame is a self-crowned ladies man and is never in short supply. This trip to Oakland is more than fun for Nadia. Her first time home in seven years is laced with memories of a painful adolescence. The return home only means she has to face her assailants head on.

Brielle and Julian are in the valley of their marriage. While Brielle is busy being every woman, Julian is hiding a secret from her and everyone surrounding them. His comfort with the situation is alarming to everyone. With the news breaking of Julian’s betrayal, everyone is questioning their relationships.

There’s a pull happening throughout the crew. Relationships will be broken, and bonds will be torn. Will they be able to repair the nucleus of who they are?

Find out in Love Over All, a prelude to “Love, The Series.”

This is an introduction.

SNEAK PEEK

Brielle Harris

Julian’s anxiousness for Brielle to scream, throw something, or hit him was high. Anything would have been better than her saying absolutely nothing at all. She didn’t even hum like she normally did when she was upset. Brielle walked into the house and pulling her heels off her feet. While they were out, she had the event planner she hired for a night fun come in the house behind them and set up for a continuation of the party. There were low candles trailing the steps towards the bedroom, rose petals, and birthday balloons. She didn’t spare any expensive for her husbands’ day but that came crashing down the moment she laid her eyes on the woman occupying Julian’s time away from her.

The minute she turned the corner to see Nadia’s sternness, Kwame’s weariness and Julian’s shame she knew who she was. She knew her scent, it made her nauseated. Brielle’s mind was running a million miles a minute. No matter how bad she wanted to scream she couldn’t. Nothing coherent would come out. Nothing of value would come out. Nothing would be able to convey the amount of hurt that she felt would come out.

Julian couldn’t take the torture anymore. He looked around at all his wife put into making his day the greatest day and he ruined this. “Bri, say something.”

She stomped up the stairs and ignored his plead. Upon entering their bedroom, she unzipped her dress exposing her bare body. Opening the dresser drawer, she slipped a pair of black joggers over her legs and a t-shirt over her head. Julian shuffled in behind her and removed his jacket. “What do you want me to say baby? I’m sorry.”

“What the hell are you sorry about Julian Harris?”

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This next series is everything! Hope you’re ready to 1-click tomorrow!

 

 

FINAL SNEAK PEEK-WITH ALL MY LOVE

Hey, reader!

Tomorrow Shenaé Hailey returns with book two of the Harts Fall Series, With All My Love and we have one final sneak peek to share with you!

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SYNOPSIS

He left. As if we had nothing left. – Prism

A month has passed since quite a few secrets were revealed. Secrets that had the power to destroy what Graham and Prism were trying to build before it was fully established. During that month, Graham focused on clearing his mind in preparation of claiming his woman. But… during that same month… Prism learned to live without him. Again. Will Graham be able to regain her love and trust, or will this be one time that absence does not make the heart grow fonder?

SNEAK PEEK

He was leaning against the side of his boat, but Graham was making no effort to go out onto the lake. It was as if he was waiting for something. For someone. For me. I started to get back in my car and go somewhere else, but I was tired of running from him. Besides, this was my lake.

Deciding not to speak to him, because he hadn’t cared about speaking to me for a whole month, I went over to the bait stand to grab my usual. Finding out it was already paid for had me groaning underneath my breath as I walked over to my boat. I was hoping I could get out onto the water before he spotted me, but when I felt someone standing behind me I knew that wouldn’t be the case.

“Hey,” he spoke softly, and his voice affected me just as much as it always did.

“Hey. You didn’t have to buy my stuff.”

I turned to face him, regretting it immediately.

This was too much. My feelings for him were too much. And he left me. Left me as if we had nothing left. To deal with my feelings alone.

“It’s cool. Prism, I…”

“I’m not ready to talk to you yet,” I confessed.

“That’s understandable.” His fingers went under my chin and he lifted my head. “I just want you to know that I’m here.” His hand cupped my cheek. “And I’m not going anywhere.” His fingers grabbed the tip of my hat and he used it to tug me closer. “Ever again.”

I nodded, opening my arms to take him in. Graham lowered himself to me, letting me enter what had become my sacred space. His arms. His chest. He held me until it didn’t hurt as much. Held me until I went numb. Held me until I got angry over him denying me of this all over again. Then I pushed him away.

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If you haven’t read book one of this series, With All My Heart, I recommend reading that book. It’s a foundational story to our characters and will bring you up to speed with everything pertaining to Graham Richardson and Prism Wells.

FINAL SNEAK PEEK-UNTAINTED LOVE

Hey, reader!

Tomorrow, Ivy Laika debuts with Untainted Love and we have one final look into this gem!

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SYNOPSIS

Love – whether good or bad, everyone wants to experience it. Everyone except for Ladi. She’s tried her hand at love and the cards that she’d been dealt never stacked up. After getting her master’s degree and moving back to Miami, Ladi’s only focus is securing her dream job.

Something that Ace Baptiste has never been… is unsure. Everything that he wants he goes for and gets it. So when he first lays eyes on Ladi and felt a connection that was undeniable it only made sense for him to have her. Will Ace’s persistence be enough to make Ladi his lady or will she be the one thing that he fails at capturing?

Ladi’s dream job has the potential to lead to a dream love, but that’s only if she opens herself up to experience it. Will she put forth the effort and give Ace a chance, or keep her heart closed off to his untainted love?

SNEAK PEEK

ACE
Finally, filling her up completely, an animalistic growl escaped my throat. My slow circular motions turned into hard powerful thrusts. Ladi’s nails glided down my back with every thrust of my pelvis into her. This soul tie solidified it for me, I was falling in love with Ladi. We were in sync. Our connection was organic and untainted. We were undoubtably forever.

LADI
My feet wouldn’t move. My mouth couldn’t make a sound. I was completely fascinated by Ace. His mere presence had put me in a trance that only he could remove me from. Everything about him had me stuck. His pearly white teeth. His masculine scent. His locs that he wore like a crown. His big and tall build. His dark rich skin. Everything.

 

 

 

SAMPLE SUNDAY TIMES THREE

Hey, beauty!

This week is jammed pack with amazing releases from Ivy Laika, Shenaé Hailey, Aubreé Pynn and A. Bryant! We have three samples to share with you and one sneak peek later tonight! Go on and dive in!

First-3/26-Shenaé Hailey-With All My Love

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SYNOPSIS

He left. As if we had nothing left. – Prism

A month has passed since quite a few secrets were revealed. Secrets that had the power to destroy what Graham and Prism were trying to build before it was fully established. During that month, Graham focused on clearing his mind in preparation of claiming his woman. But… during that same month… Prism learned to live without him. Again. Will Graham be able to regain her love and trust, or will this be one time that absence does not make the heart grow fonder?

SAMPLE

As soon as I stepped into the restaurant, it was like Prism became innately aware of my presence. She paused for a moment briefly looking around until her eyes met mine. My mind kept telling me to walk over to her but my feet wouldn’t move.

When my feet finally began to work again, I slowly made my way over to her. With each step I took forward she took backward, gripping the tray of dirty dishes tighter and tighter. Eventually, her back bumped into the hostess stand, and that seemed to pull her out of her trance. Prism turned, bumping into another waitress chest to chest. The tray of dishes she was holding fell, food and drink splattering against the floor.

I could tell she was about to make a run for it, so I quickly made my way over to her. Kneeling, I took her shaking hands into mine.

“You don’t have to run from me, lil bit. Wouldn’t do you any good anyway.”

Prism pulled her hands from mine and almost tripped over her feet walking to the back as quickly as she could. I could have easily followed after her but something told me to wait. That was cool. She’d see me again soon.

Second-3/27-Aubreé Pynn-Love Over All

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SYNOPSIS

Six friends, one secret.

Six college friends are together again in Oakland for a weekend of fun.

Wren and Roman are facing issues in their unestablished relationship. Wren wants nothing more than for Roman to step up and follow through with everything he says he’s going to do. His inconsistency is pushing her further and further to the edge. She’s holding on by a thread and praying that he comes to his senses before she has to cut it.

Nadia and Kwame are more enemies than friends. However, they’ve made an agreement to be as cordial as possible when in group settings. Kwame is a self-crowned ladies man and is never in short supply. This trip to Oakland is more than fun for Nadia. Her first time home in seven years is laced with memories of a painful adolescence. The return home only means she has to face her assailants head on.

Brielle and Julian are in the valley of their marriage. While Brielle is busy being every woman, Julian is hiding a secret from her and everyone surrounding them. His comfort with the situation is alarming to everyone. With the news breaking of Julian’s betrayal, everyone is questioning their relationships.

There’s a pull happening throughout the crew. Relationships will be broken, and bonds will be torn. Will they be able to repair the nucleus of who they are?

Find out in Love Over All, a prelude to “Love, The Series.”

This is an introduction.

SAMPLE

Kwame Franklin

It was always second nature for Kwame to wake up with an unfamiliar woman in his bed. It was a habit that was easier to keep at than break. He was a self-dubbed ladies’ man and saw absolutely nothing wrong with it. In fact, he believed that the long list of women kept in rotation was what kept him interesting. Of course, outside of his smooth chocolate skin, muscular built, perfect set of pearly white teeth and a smile that pierced dimples in both of his cheeks.

Kwame didn’t lack in style, looks, or wealth. It only added to the silk spun tongue he used to smooth talk his way in and out of panties and relationships. It was a gift he used to get women to his bed and out of it. With sleep still heavily in his eyes and grunted at the paralyzing sting in his right arm that was outstretched under his harem’s head. She slept peacefully underneath him after a night of multiple rounds and promises that Kwame had no intentions on ever keeping. His lucid intentions when it came to matters of women’s hearts was devastating. Right now, he knew that if he didn’t get this woman out of his bed and his home, she would surely believe everything he said the night before in the height of passion. When truly his heart was closed off from love. He could receive it but never give it.

There were only two women in the world that Kwame knew how to love, his mother Renetta and his sister Wren. Outside of that duo he wouldn’t allow himself to love another. At least that was he told himself to make sure every interaction he had with a woman was only at the surface. He allowed it to go deeper before and with the scars on his heart he vowed to never do it again.

Third-3/28-A. Bryant- Say He’ll Earn His Keep

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SYNOPSIS

They say curiosity killed the cat. Damon is going to learn the hard way to let things go. His determination to get information and keep Lynne safe because of a slight obsession could mean his demise. ⠀

If it’s too good to be true, let it go – that was Lynne’s mantra, and she was trying her best to stick to it while dealing with the ever-persistent Damon. Damon is determined to open up Pandora’s box and Lynne is determined to shut it down by any means… even if it means closing off her heart. ⠀

Powering down has never been so hard, and Valentine’s Day has never been so sweet for Lynne or Damon. Find out why Damon can’t let love take a piece of his heart. Join them on their journey to see where it leads and if Damon will earn his keep.

SAMPLE

Damon The Human Teddy Bear

I loved the way he looked at me. Damon had this look to him that was similar to a human teddy bear. He could look menacing when he wanted to but when he looked at me all I saw was a life-sized teddy bear.

As I spoke to his mother in our native tongue I stole glances of him watching me. I knew he didn’t understand a word I was saying but his face was furrowed as if he was trying to figure something out. Damon knew only a little bit about me. He knew that I was dangerous and he knew that I was in some shady business but he didn’t know details and that was fine with me. Damon and I were like moths to a flame. We jumped into something fun the very first time we met and it turned into something else by the time I packed my shit up and bounced. I am infamous for running away when things get a little dicey because I am no idiot. If I get burned once that was enough for me to not get burned again.

Damon had the potential to be a major house fire in my life. He was a little bit of everything I dreamed of and more which was furthermore reason for me to get away from him. Yet, here I am right where I said I wouldn’t be. The last night at the hotel I said to myself that I wouldn’t disrupt Damon’s life anymore. Selfish reasons brought me back here and I was a conniving little cat so I decided to go to his parent’s house for added effect. The drama was my life and I enjoyed every minute of it.

Spending time with Damon’s mother made me reflect on my time with my mother. Most Haitian mothers were the same for some reason. It is as though they had a blueprint that was shared generation to generation. Damon’s mother was a bit more gentle but just as Jesus crazy as my mother.

In 2010 I lost my mother to the major earthquake in Port Au Prince. She was in a missionary school that collapsed. She was the last string that held me to the country that made me the way I am. Prior to her death, I would send a large amount of money home to her. I purchased her a home in the country but she was too hard headed to care about staying in the country when all the people that needed to be saved was in Port Au Prince. Her love for Christ is what killed her. I was mad at God for years after it happened. I sold the house quickly and buried my mother with her parents and haven’t returned to the country since.

I barely spoke creole if I didn’t have to hence my switches between creole and french that occurred often while talking to his mom. She picked up quickly that I was educated in Haiti when she heard the slips. She treated me like I was one of her own and seemed to really care about me in the short time that I manipulated her into thinking I needed her help.

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We hope you enjoyed this week’s Sample Sunday! Be on the look out for more sneak peeks coming soon!

FINAL SNEAK PEEK-TAKE CONTROL OF ME

Hey, reader!

Tomorrow the pearl clutching poetic Goddess, India Norfleet, returns with Take Control of Me and we have one final sneak peek to share with you!

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SYNOPSIS

Never will a collection of poetry infuse your erotic side with more want than the titillating read you now hold in your hands. “Take Control of Me” is a sexually exhilarating frenzy of thunderous proportions that will leave you gasping for monumental release of orgasmic explosions. The depths in which you’ll travel to reach such a scorching peak will have you literally begging for another hit of the addictive euphoria between these pages. Your taste for carnal delicacies will never be the same. This gem is sure to heighten your every sexual proclivity and leave you hungover on loving so extreme, you’ll never settle for basic gratification again…

SNEAK PEEK

A Tongue Caress

Burning desires

Aching needs

Fiery possession

Mouths caressing

Shock waves a plenty

Smoldering heat

Savage intensity

Crushing

Sweet tenderness

Showered kisses

Demanding sexual recklessness

I couldn’t wait to be reckless with him again

The way he took my lips was so tender so freeing

As he lingered savoring every moment

His lips made my pussy wet and thirsty

He devoured my breaths and I tried to ride his dick through his pants

I was so horny for him.

My pussy reached out for him.

Giving into him was so rewarding I savored every moment

Challenged his direction so he’d bend me over and make me cum so hard I’d suddenly become weak and confused.

He loved my moans and how they birthed currents of desire through us both.

His touch followed a soft reeling sense of freedom whenever his tongue caressed me.

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Hope you’re ready to 1click this baby tomorrow!

P.S.-We cannot be held responsible for any additions made to your family due to this steamy collection.

As Always Love,

The Authors of BLP!

 

FINAL SNEAK PEEK-BREAKING BARRIERS TO YOUR HEART

Hey, reader!

Tomorrow Monica Walters returns with Breaking Barriers To Your Heart and we have one final sneak peek to share with you!

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SYNOPSIS

Growing up always being overlooked, Shana Albert found herself willing to settle for mediocrity. After being hurt countless times by men, she shut her innermost feelings and desires off from men. Focusing on being happy with herself was her main agenda. Having a great job at the federal prison and owning her independence, Shana has everything. However, when she meets Red Anderson at the Houston Livestock Show, everything changes. She knows she wants to be his but doesn’t know how to bare her heart to him or how to fully trust him. Those inadequacies for the first time are bothering her, because she wants to give Red more of herself before his patience runs thin.

Life has finally become worth living for Craig ‘Red’ Anderson. Having a horrible childhood, then growing up a ward of the state wasn’t exactly a cake walk. After a chance encounter with a cowboy, his life is changed forever. Channeling his energy into learning to be the best steer wrestler in the world, Red Anderson is able to push out all the negativity in his life. Honing his skills and learning from the best, Legend Semien, Red becomes a force to deal with in the rodeo arena but in life, another force brings him to his knees. Shana Albert comes in Red’s life like a whirlwind and swallows him whole. After succumbing to the love he has for her, things get complicated when she doesn’t concede to those feelings as well. Being a steer wrestler, he’s taught not to break barriers, but can he break the ones around Shana’s heart?

Fighting demons of their past, it seems that Red and Shana face drama at every turn and difficulties of that drama threaten to tear them apart. Both being stubborn, opinionated individuals, causes unnecessary rifts that put their relationship on the line. Will Red and Shana finally figure out what loving one another is all about? Or will they decide to just cut their losses and chalk it up as a lesson learned?

SNEAK PEEK

Normally, I could just slide off the horse and the steer be right there. She had to learn, and that would only come with practice. “Watch Legend do it, then we’ll run it again. Okay?”

“Okay.”

“Oh, now you need a nigga?” Legend asked sarcastically.

“Man, get’cho ass over here.”

Beedie held the stop watch and Shana would release the steer. I looked back at her and blew her a kiss. “Nigga, come on!”

“My, how the tables have turned. I never thought the living Legend would be hating on my ass.”

He shook his head slowly with a smirk on his face. I gave the head nod, and Shana released the steer. Right after Legend took off, so did I. “Three point six, Red.”

“You see that, baby?” I asked Shana.

“Yeah. Let me try again.”

Beedie got the steer ready and I backed up in the box while Legend attached the barrier. Shana and I stared at one another and I licked and bit my bottom lip, then gave the head nod. Watching her on that horse was so fucking sexy. I hoped she wouldn’t be ready to go home immediately after this. She took off with the steer and she lined that mutha-fucka up perfectly. “You mutha-fucka!” Legend yelled.

That had to be a good thing. “Nigga, that was three point one!”

“Fuck yeah!”

Shana was my good luck charm. All I had to do was stare in her eyes and everything was right in the world. When she got next to me, I leaned over and kissed her. “Damn, baby. That was perfect.”

“Thank you, suga. Your time was perfect.”

“It helps when you have a spiritual connection with your hazer.”

Shana smiled at me. To see a dark-skinned woman blush was like heaven to me. “I love you, Craig.”

“I guess you forgot what happened earlier today in the truck.”

She blushed again, then leaned toward me. “How could I forget?”

“Mmm. I hope you ain’t in a hurry to leave me. Let me help Legend get a couple of rides in, then we gon’ go.”

Kissing her lips, then trying to part ways with them was hard as hell. “Nigga! If you don’t bring yo’ ass on!” Legend yelled.

I rubbed her cheek with my thumb as I held it in the palm of my hand. Riding toward Legend, then dismounting my horse, I said, “If Harper was here, yo’ sensitive ass would be worse. Harper, you okay? Harper, how’s my baby? Harper, you need to use the bathroom? Here, shit in my hands,” I mocked him.

He pushed me as he laughed. “Nigga, you stupid.”

“Alright. Let me get my mind right so I can quote your scriptures, man.”

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Although Breaking Barriers To Your Heart is a standalone novel it features characters from 8 Seconds to Love. If you haven’t had the chance to read that novel yet, download a copy today!

 

 

Due for Love – TOMORROW!

Hey, beauty! Tomorrow, Shenaé Hailey returns with Due for Love: A Novelette! This baby is only 8,000 words but it packs a MEAN punch! Here’s one final sneak peek before it goes live tomorrow!

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Jamere paced back and forth. His eyebrows were pushed together. Eyes empty. Bottom lip constantly being pulled into his mouth as he chewed it. Every so often he’d mumble something under his breath before shaking his head in disagreement.

Serenity looked at the time on the Rolex adorning her left wrist. It was the gift he’d given her for her twenty-ninth birthday, and a sign of his wealth and why women like Haisley couldn’t bear the thought of him leaving their lives.

“Jamere,” Serenity called quietly, wanting to get this conversation over with. They were supposed to get married in two days, and at this point, Serenity didn’t know if she could stomach being around him for another five minutes. True, this wasn’t his fault, but it was yet another disruption of the peace she’d worked so hard to conceive and maintain.

Looking at her, Jamere’s face covered with relief. He took the necessary steps to close the space between them then kneeled before her.

“I didn’t know, Serenity. You have to believe me.” Serenity nodded as she cupped his cheek. “I should have checked with my lawyer but I didn’t think she would do something like this, and even if she did I assumed my lawyer would call me if there were any issues. He didn’t give a fuck after that last payment cleared, but this is still on me because I should have made sure everything was everything.” Jamere took her hands into his. “All I need is a day to get this taken care of, baby. It won’t take any more than that.”

Normally, Serenity would have been okay with anything Jamere said… even when she wasn’t. But this time… this time was different. This time she was tired. Tired of coming second. Tired of having to prove her place. Her value. Tired of wondering if he truly understood her worth. Tired of love being filled with so much hurt. And pain. And disappointment. And rejection. And angst. And waiting…

Waiting to come first.

Waiting to be seen.

Waiting to be heard.

No more.

“I…” She paused, needing more bass and volume in her voice. “It’s too much, Jamere.” He stood and began to pace. “It’s always one thing after another, and… and I can’t help but wonder if these are signs that…”

“Signs that what, Serenity?” He was back in front of her now, grabbing her shoulders and using them to lift her from her seat. “That we shouldn’t be together?”

Her words escaped her as she stared into his eyes. All she could do was nod.

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Hope you’re ready to 1click this baby tomorrow!

Love,

The Authors of BLP!