Wednesday, March 30, 2016

REVIEW: Need You for Mine by Marina Adair

Summary:

Every red-blooded male in St. Helena wants Harper Owens…as a friend. Despite her efforts at seduction, Harper seems to be destined to end up alone. The only guy with a knack for unleashing her inner vixen is firefighter and resident rule-breaker Adam Baudouin. Agreeing to a faux-mance could help him secure a promotion—and save her family’s lingerie shop, the Boulder Holder. But playing with fire has consequences. Especially when the flame comes courtesy of St. Helena’s own Five-Alarm Casanova…

None of Adam’s quick-and-easy hookups have prepared him for a connection this extraordinary. There’s more to the milk-and-cookies art teacher that he’d love to explore. But first he has to convince her to trust the town’s most notorious playboy. Even tougher—he’ll have to trust himself to be the real-life hero this warm and sexy woman deserves.

Title:  Need You for Mine
Series:  Heroes of St. Helena
Book #: 3
Author:  Marina Adair
Approximate Book Length:  304 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate

Thoughts:

While I knew this was part of a series, I didn’t realize it was a book 3. Not only that, but the series itself is actually sort of a spinoff of Marina Adair’s St. Helena Vineyard series. Due to that, there are several stories prior to this one and I noticed. Is it necessary to have read any of the previous books first? Definitely not. Would it be better? I absolutely think so. So I’m going to go and read every one of them!

There were a couple little things, such as terms like “sex-lebrity” that were a little tough to take after a while, but it was not bad enough to be a real problem. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed it! The characters are fun and vibrant and the plot was great. Both Harper and Adam are smart and very cute and sexy respectively. Their chemistry was tangible and we got plenty of their hotness without it ever feeling gratuitous. I was left wanting more in the best way.

Bottom Line:

Need You for Mine is a sweet and adorable read that kept me engrossed from beginning to end. It was a fabulous introduction to the author for me and I loved it!

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

BLOG TOUR: In Her Eyes by Wesley Banks





In Her Eyes
By Wesley Banks

Blurb:

When Ben Wilder is given a second chance he focuses on the one thing he's always been good at: running. After walking on to the University of Florida Track and Field team he begins to quickly move up the national rankings, paving a path towards the NCAA Championships. Everything is going the way he planned, until the day he bumps into Casey Taylor.

New to Gainesville, and focused on her first year out of medical school, Casey is initially hesitant to let Ben into her life. But the truth is she's worried about letting a guy near the one thing she loves most: her daughter, Emma. After one fun and fateful night Casey can no longer bury her feelings behind these excuses, and takes a chance on a guy she is slowly falling for.

Casey's relationship with Ben starts to gradually build into a love that she has never felt before. But more importantly, Emma has taken a particular liking to Ben. As they all spend more time together Ben is forced to confront painful memories when he starts to notice something hauntingly familiar in Emma's eyes.

After a local journalist uncovers the secret of Ben's past their lives begin to converge on a single promise that Ben Wilder has long since made: to never give up...no matter what.



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Excerpt



Ben walked by several rooms that looked exactly how he remembered them. Eggshell colored hospital beds were covered with crisp white sheets, tucked neatly at every side. Teddy bears and other stuffed animals lined the beds, and colorful animal balloons floated in front of the health monitors. Most of them also had a navy couch with wood trim that folded into a bed just below the prison like windows. He hated those rooms.

Turning the corner he found the same tiled mural of butterflies, and birds, and dolphins on the wall. And then he heard a familiar voice. A voice he really didn’t want to hear.

“Benson?” Dr. Sanchez called out.

The voice stopped Ben cold where he stood. For a moment he thought about just breaking into a run. That seemed to be the only solution he had lately. But something held him standing still where he was.

Dr. Sanchez walked up beside Ben. He had shaved his thick black mustache, and there were large bags under his eyes. He looked tired, Ben thought, possibly even sad.

“How are you?” Dr. Sanchez said, touching Ben’s shoulder lightly. “What brings you here?”

Ben didn’t answer.

“I’ve been reading about your races in the paper. That’s really great,” he said with a smile.

Ben’s eyes burned into the orange and green coral shaped designs on the floor, but he didn’t say a word.

“Well,” Dr. Sanchez said lightly, “I…I better get back to work. It was…good to see you.”

Ben wanted to nod, or at least acknowledge the man in some way, but what do you say to the man that killed your daughter?


About The Author



Wesley Banks was born in 1983 and grew up on the west coast of Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering.  After spending over 7 years building movable bridges from Florida to Washington he decided to focus on his true passion: writing.

Wesley recently moved from Florida to Oregon to get back to the great outdoors that he loves so much. He lives with his wife Lindsey, and his two dogs Linkin and Story. Most of his time these days is spent writing, with as much rock climbing, hiking, or skiing as they can fit in.






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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Interview: Jessica Walsh and Briana Lawrence

Please give a warm welcome Jessica Walsh and Briana Lawrence, authors of Seeking the Storyteller, to the blog today as they talk a little about themselves and their work. Welcome and happy reading!


How did you come up with Seeking the Storyteller?
Jessica: We met on the internet back in college and spent every night chatting online. We would roleplay with our favorite characters from different shows and create our own plots. Eventually they all earned their own personalities and storylines and it basically evolved into this story over many years.

Briana: At one point, our apartment was broken into. In that break-in, one of the things taken were our laptops, which had all of our roleplay files on them. That meant we had to start over. Somehow, through that restart, we came up with the idea of the Storyteller: a creature who could make anything happen by writing it in a book. We roleplayed some ideas with this creature, and one day, Jessica sent me ten pages of the roleplay files turned into a readable story. The rest, as they say, is history.

Do you have the whole series planned out?
Jessica: We have vague outlines. We know where the story is headed with some of the details, other details are made up on the spot as we write each story.

Briana: I know the second story strayed from its outline quite a bit after we wrote the first book, because there were ideas that just didn’t work anymore. We’re in that situation with the third book right now, especially since we have to make it all flow well in the sense of the entire series. We do have notes for things we want to happen and have mostly stuck with them, its just that the details in between have changed overtime.

What is it like writing together? How did you start?
Jessica: We originally wrote fanfiction together and met through writing. So writing a novel series together just made sense. Plus, our styles now seem to compliment each other and fill in gaps where one of us might not be as strong. Even with our own solo stories we have each other read and edit them, so we’re always writing together in some form.

Briana: What usually happens is that Jessica will write the first draft, then when she’s done I’ll go in and read it over, or add/take out anything I feel doesn’t fit. That’s the beauty of programs like “track changes” in Microsoft Word, because I can make notes as to why I’m doing what I’m doing. The one solid rule we have is that when someone is writing/editing, the other person can’t read it until it’s done, so we don’t confuse each other.

Both having dreamt of being a writer and sharing your stories, how does it feel to be successful?
Jessica: It’s strange. I’m still getting used to being recognized at conventions as someone that people attend to meet. I know this is going to keep happening more and it’s a lot of fun. I would have to say the best part is someone coming back the day after buying the book and saying that they stayed up all night reading it by accident.

Briana: I think we still have a long way to go, though, and that thought really keeps us going. I think we’re on the right track and sometimes it’s hard to believe that we’re actually making this work. It’s amazing that people enjoy our work and look forward to getting more of it. It’s this odd feeling where you’ve been saying what you want for a long time, and now... you’re actually in the process of getting it.

How do you balance your family and writing life? How do your families like your book?
Jessica: There’s a balance? Just kidding. Since we’ve been together for so long the writing sneaks into our everyday lives and I think we’re just used to it being there. We both have specific places and times we like to write and we work around those. Writing dates are the best, where we go out for pancakes in the morning and just sit in the restaurant typing until everyone else wakes up - since we’re insanely early rises.

Briana: We also have date nights, now, where we take a break and do something that doesn’t relate to writing, or trying to make things for our shop. This usually involves video games, or maybe going out to dinner, or seeing a movie. As for how our families, I think they’re pretty supportive. My mom is a huge fan of my writing, she always has been, she even came to a convention once to see us in action. Jessica’s parents are also pretty supportive, her dad is always trying to come up with some way to add to our shop, probably because he can’t sit still and always has to be working on something.

What gets you in the mind set to write? Do you just sit and crank out the words, or do you get some music going, or shut out any noise and distractions?
Jessica: I like to write super early in the morning, when I’m usually the only one or very few people are awake and the world is just quieter. If I write later in the day, I need to have headphones and music with no words, so I can tune everything else out and just go.

Briana: I feel like I’m the same way, but occasionally, the urge hits at night while I’m in bed. That’s what the phone is for, because I’ll make notes then look them over in the morning. I usually arm myself with coffee or hot chocolate, put on headphones, and go.

What do you think is the most important thing for first time authors to know and keep in mind?
Jessica: Just write. Don’t worry about the publishing or how good you are or anything else, just write the story first. Because first drafts can always be improved and edited. But if you worry about everything else first, you’ll never get to writing it.

Briana: Agreed. Publishing is an entirely other beast to deal with, but before you even get into that, you’re going to have to have that story finished. So just write it out. When you’re done, go in and read over it, and be sure you have someone who will read it over as well, someone who will be honest with you. It’s nice getting praise and encouragement, but you need someone who isn’t going to have a problem calling out any errors in your work. Also, outlines are really great to have. Make an outline for your story. You may stray away from it from time to time, but you’ll at least know what you had in mind.

Who is your favorite author and why? What’s your favorite book and why?
Jessica: It’s really hard to choose a favorite. I’d have to say the Death Gate Cycle by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. I love the rich worlds that were created, along with all of the characters and the twist at the end tied it all together perfectly. I would love to be able to craft such an in depth world and story.

Briana: I used to read a lot of Toni Morrison back in college, and I used to really love the way she wrote. I’m a big fan of creative descriptions that can put the image in your mind. I also remember reading “Rubyfruit Jungle,” which came into my life at just the right time, since it was so unapologetically lesbian. It also had such a clear portrayal of its characters, like I could hear them in my head perfectly.

Can you share a few random facts about you that readers may not already know?
Jessica: Aside from writing, I’m also a hobby seamstress and I love designing and making costumes based on different fandoms. We also have three cats between us and most plot points are discussed during midnight trips to the Dairy Queen two cities over, just so we can enjoy the drive.

Briana: I enjoy woodburning and designing costumes for Jessica to make for me/us. I also love playing video games -- when there’s time -- and the both of us are really into anime and comic book movies. I also am very fond of stuffed animals, I have a pretty decent collection here, but have even more at my dad’s house that he kept.

What can you share about your next book? What can readers look forward to?
Jessica: Our next book is Beneath the Chapter, the sequel to Seeking the Storyteller, which will be out in April this year!

Briana: This next book goes more into the relationship between the characters as they deal with the events from the first book and new, upcoming events in this book. It also sets the stage for things that are going to happen in future books. I hope everyone is excited for it!



Briana Lawrence:
At the age of nine, like most kids, Briana Lawrence had a dream. She wanted to be the best “WRITTER” in the whole wide world. Her fourth grade class laughed and wondered how one hoped to become a “writer” if they couldn’t even spell the word. Back then her stories were created with crayons and construction paper. As she grew older they progressed into notebooks and colored ink pens of pink, blue, and purple. When she lost her older brother, Glenn Berry, in a car accident, she stopped writing.

Dreams, however, have a funny way of coming back.

Before she realized it she was grabbing her notebook and pens again. She would write stories that ranged from high school romance to her imagination running wild with the likes of Goku, Vegeta, and the other characters of Dragonball Z. This continued throughout college where she would always end up writing about the space exploits of the pilots of Gundam Wing and other works of fan fiction. Soon she realized that she wanted to do more than that. Her head was full of ideas, full of original characters and worlds that she wanted to share with others.

Thus, she stepped into an English Major with some Women’s Studies on the side.

She graduated Iowa State University in 2006 and moved to Minneapolis with her partner. Here, she tried to get into graduate school, but things didn’t pan out the way she wanted. She ended up working retail, her dream becoming buried by Black Fridays and other busy times of year. Once again, however, that dream returned. She went from immersing herself in geeky fan fiction to actually writing about the geeky things she loved for several anime and video game review sites. However, it was her discovery of National Novel Writing Month that made her go back to creating her own characters and plots.

Now, here she is, an author in the writing world.

Jessica Walsh:
Jessica Walsh knows there’s this feeling, when you read a good book, that the world around you melts away to reveal new universes that stretch beyond your imagination. For a good portion of her life, Jessica has chased that feeling by reading books and delving into fantastic worlds that were always so far away.

But that wasn’t enough.

Experiencing those fantasy worlds could only work for so long and soon there was the urge to bring it here, to the real world, so others could feel the magic she felt with each turn of the page. She does this in her writing by bringing a feeling of realism to her stories. By combining monsters, magic, and mythical creatures with the world we all live in, it’s not too hard to consider a bookstore owner with the power to change the words on a page, or a performer who can make flowers grow in his hand. However normal the story may start, there’s always something lurking in the background, ready to hint at something more.

Now she’s on a journey to share her creations with everyone. She travels to various conventions and presents her written escapes to the people around her, expressing her creativity with her words, her crafts, and her sewing. She’s combined the favorite aspects of her life to show the wonderful fantasies that exist in our everyday lives.

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Seeking the Storyteller Available Now!

I know of the Storyteller, it whispers into the man’s ear, I’ve met him. If you promise not to kill me, I’ll take you to him.

Alix Andre DeBenit and Randall Fagan are Hunters, part of a hidden network of humans who track and kill the monsters lurking in our world so everyone else can pretend they don’t exist. But when a living shadow mentions someone called the Storyteller, Alix hesitantly decides to learn more.

They say the Storyteller lives in a massive library full of books that tell every being’s life story. He can read these books, rewrite them and change anything he wants, even if it’s already happened. That’s the power Alix wants, the power to bring his murdered family back and he’s determined to make the Storyteller do it. He just has to decide if working with the very creatures he’s supposed to kill is worth it.


Monday, March 14, 2016

BLOG TOUR: Luca: You Will Be Mine by Jaimie Roberts



Title: Luca: You Will Be Mine
Authors: Jaimie Roberts
Genre: Adult Fiction, Erotica, Romantic Comedy
Event - Blog Tour
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 Murderous thoughts. That is what I had once Isabella walked through the door and revealed to me who she was. I needed an escape. An escape from my thoughts, an escape from the hurt... an escape from... him.
I was a broken woman, but I was never going to break my resolve. I grew up being a fighter, because I had to. No man could ever bring me down... Not even Luca.
But, I had to admit, I never thought my heart would break as much as it did that day. Of course, I fled, but I was a fool to think he would ever let me go. He always told me I was his... no matter what the cost. He was determined to keep me, regardless of the lengths he had to go to reach his goal. He was like a moth to my flame, a tattoo carved into my heart. I could never escape his pull.
I may have evaded him, but I knew it was just a matter of time. However, once he did catch up with me nothing could have prepared us for what happened next.





GET TO KNOW YOU INTERVIEW

Tell us is there anything about you that people don't already know?
I love shoes. My husband calls me a centipede.
Roughly 11 years ago I met my sister for the very first time. The reunion was a rather emotional, but fulfilling one.

Your books are so emotional. How long does it take for you to be able to get the characters out of your mind and move on to the next?

Sometimes it's hard to get your head out of a book once it's finished. Deviant actually made me ill. My blood pressure went down so much that I almost fainted at work once. Not nice. :( In the end I had to take a deep breath and move onto the next project. I like to build scenes up in my head before I start writing them down. It makes it easier to flow that way.

Are the names of the characters in your novels important?
Sometimes the hardest part of writing a book is choosing the character's names. I think they're important because a good, strong name can have an inpact on the way you feel about the character. That's what I feel, anyway.

What are the most important attributes to remaining sane as a writer?
Coffee, sweets, and wine. Did I mention wine?

What is the most demeaning thing said about you as a writer?
I tend not to dwell on the bad things that are said. Luckily, I haven't had anything too bad that it has stuck with me. I count myself extremely lucky to have met some wonderful readers out there. I welcome reviews good and bad, and also welcome any people who have reviewed my books negatively to contact me. I seriously don't bite... well, not that much. ;)

How do you react to a bad review of one of your books?
If they're constructive, I welcome them. I once had a reviewer rate a book of mine 3 stars and emailed me to apologise. I had read the review and told her there was nothing to apolgise for. The review was constructive and well thought out. It's these reviews that aid me in becoming a better writer. It's the "Bash the Author" reviews I get upset about. There's just no need for it.

What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Maintaining a flow. Sometimes I will sit there and my mind goes completely blank. I hate it when that happens. :( The other part is writing scenes and then looking back on them thinking, are people going to get bored reading this?

Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
That I can write emotionally difficult scenes. In Luca 2, something happens to Clara that hit a nerve with me. I cried writing it, and then cried reading it over again. I didn't enjoy it, but if other people have the same emotions that I did then at least I know I have done the best I could regarding that scene.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
I suppose only that in life you have to be grateful for the things that you have. Sometimes bad things can happen, but when it does you have to think to yourself that there are people in a much worse situation than me.

Have you ever read or seen yourself as a character in a book or a movie?
Not really. I have read and watched characters in a movie and thought, I wish I could be like her.
I love the covers. What made you choose them? What gave you the idea?
I went hunting for a hot Italian model. I found one and asked my designer if she could work her magic. I explained that having the castle somewhere on the cover was important, as it was important to my character.

Who designs your covers?
I don't think I want to tell you because I want to keep her to myself! ;) Only joking... Well, maybe just a little bit.

Kellie Dennis from Book Cover by Design. She's awesome!

Describe in 5 words, your writing:
Drama, dark, angst, romantic and erotic.

When you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
A managing director of a crisp factory.

Only joking. Funnily enough I wanted to be a writer. I used to write poetry when I was 17. I even had a story of a young girl that moves from the country to London and works for an older CEO. Romance blooms, of course. In the end I never started it.
What do you use to write your book?
A lot of imagination. I think it's imperative when starting a new project. I start the kettle for my coffee or tea, fire up my laptop, and start tapping away.


Do you listen to music while you writing or reading?
Once in a blue moon I may put some music on just to have some background noise. Mostly, though I like peace and quiet whilst I'm writing.

Tell us your latest news?
I'm currently writing another stalker book called Scars. I'm quite excited about this one.

What book are you reading now?
I read Grey recently, so now I'm on Fifty Shades Darker.

Do you have a nickname?
Not really. My husband calls me James, which I find quite sweet. I just think of it as a shortened version of Jaimie.

What are your pet peeves?
I can be a little OCD about certain things. Toilet paper being put on the holder correctly, for one. ;) The others are opened cupboard doors or drawers. I hate that! I also can't understand how many socks we go through as a family. I seriously put on about ten pairs every time I do a wash, lol. Considering I have to do a wash at least twice a week, that's a lot of socks.

I'll shut up now.

Do you ever write naked?
Lol, I think my hubby would like me to, but no.

What is your favourite Starbuck’s/coffee shop drink?
I don't have a Starbucks where I live. :( Normally I have my coffee black.

What's your favourite fruit?
Strawberries... preferably dipped in melted chocolate. Hmm...

What's your favourite tv show?
Suits.

What's your favourite genre?
Romance

One of your favourite quotes
The enemy of my enemy is my friend

Do you enjoy giving interviews?
I'm enjoying this one, so yes. :

Five Fun Facts:
I'm a bitch
I'm a lover
I'm a child
I'm a mother
I'm a sinner
I'm a saint

Oh wait, that's 6! Actually, you can scrap bitch. I'm not really a bitch. My husband may disagree with me at times on that, though. ;)

Thank you so much for taking part. We can't wait to read more work from you.


LUCA (YOU WILL BE MINE) EXCERPT

Prologue

Luca





Picking up some random chick from my club, I took her to one of my many apartments. This one was reserved for one thing and one thing only: fucking.


She was brunette, curvaceous, and had the most gorgeous tits I’d ever seen … But that wasn’t why I’d brought her here. I brought her here because I wanted to prove a point. Today was the day I laid eyes on the most beautiful angel I had ever seen. It was only a picture, but I couldn’t get her image out of my damn fucking head.


Watching this woman strip in front of me should have been a turn-on, but she did nothing for me—not even a twitch.


“Hmm, Luca, you’re so sexy. Let me take care of you.”


Hovering over my cock, whoever she was started licking and sucking me hard. I was going to push her away and tell her to fuck off, but then I closed my eyes, and the image of that girl came into my head. Clara.


Holding onto that image, I began to grow hard inside her mouth. Imagining it was Clara made my dick stiffer than it had ever been.


Random Chick moaned her appreciation as she sucked harder. I should have fucking loved this, but all I could think about was her.


Grabbing a condom from my bedside table, I pushed this girl off of my cock. I still wanted to prove a point. I had always loved sex. If I could just feel this random woman’s pussy, then I was sure I could forget her.


I placed the condom on my cock and hissed when I felt the urge to fuck her raw. “Fucking sit on me—now.”


Smiling, she did as she was told and started riding me hard. I closed my eyes again, and straight away, my mind went back to Clara.


Why can’t I get her out of my fucking head?


This woman’s body was perfection, and yet she was doing absolutely nothing for me. I tried grabbing her hips and gaining control as I pulled her down on top of me. Nothing—not a damn thing. She may as well have been jumping on top of my stomach instead of my cock.


It wasn’t long, though, before her moans of pleasure echoed around the room. I knew her orgasm was coming quickly as she sped faster and moaned louder than ever before. Once her spasms died down, I shoved her off of my cock.


“Luca, what the fuck? Baby, you’re so fucking good. Let me make you come now. I can suck you again if you want?”


Shaking my head, I just wanted her out. “No. Just leave.”


“But—”


“No buts. Get the fuck out!”



Grabbing her things, she stomped across the room and quickly got dressed. “Arsehole!” she shouted before slamming the door.


Fucking hell! What was wrong with me? This Clara seems to have possessed me. No other woman has ever possessed me like this woman has. Her picture practically screamed at me to touch her … to feel her … to caress her.


Still lying on my bed—and still hard as fuck with this condom on me—I started to touch myself. I closed my eyes, and again, straight away, her image came into my head.


I pictured myself taking her and making her mine. The thought made my dick come to life like never before. My movements became faster and my breathing heavier as I imagined thrusting myself inside this woman I hadn’t even met … yet. It wasn’t long before I felt it: that blissful intensity permeating my whole body. That feeling which was like no other, radiating through me as I hurried to find my release.


Seeing her through my closed eyes, I started pounding faster and harder. A sound escaped my lips as I jerked and bucked underneath my hand, thrusting my release as hard as I could into the condom.


What the fuck was wrong with me? Why couldn’t I get her out of my fucking head?


After my breathing calmed, I took the condom off and went to have a shower. Feeling the warmth hit my skin, I closed my eyes again, and again her image filled my head.


Slamming the wall with my fists, I came to a sudden conclusion. It was something I’d always known I was going to do—deep down—from the moment I saw that fucking picture.


That’s why you offered Trudy a way out, you silly fuck. You knew then that you had to have her.


I turned the shower off and grabbed my towel. The decision had been made. I was going to go to Clara Murphy, but first I wanted to see just how tough she really was.


With my mind made up, I smiled; excitement was growing with every thought which passed through my head. I was going to go to Clara Murphy and sort out this little obsession of mine once and for all. I knew all I had to do was see her and my mind would be made up for me. I would either fuck her until she was out of my system—or I would make her mine.


Getting dressed and ready to leave, I already knew in my subconscious what the answer was going to be.


I’m coming to get you, Clara Murphy. So, you had better be ready for me. You will be mine, and there isn’t a damn fucking thing you can do to stop me.





LUCA (BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE) EXCERPT



“So, Giovanni, do you live in Sicily?” I thought it best to change the subject. Even I felt we had entered into a pornographic movie all of a sudden.


Giovanni’s reluctant gaze pulled away from Natalie and returned to me. “Yes. I run things there. I did spend a lot of time in England, though. I studied here before moving back several years ago. Luca was always set to run things when he was older, but when he left, it was up to me.”


I frowned. “Were you okay with that?”


Giovanni looked at Luca with a playful smile. “I’m comfortable with the fact that I’ve done a much better job than Luca could ever do.”


Luca suddenly growled. “As I said before, you’re not family enough to prevent me from shoving your own balls down your throat.”


I waved my hand in front of him. “Just ignore him, Giovanni. I do.”


I felt Luca stiffen beside me. “I’m warning you. You know what happens when you try to go against me.”


I looked up at Luca and smirked. “Oooh. I’m shaking.”


Alessandro suddenly started laughing, making Luca angry. “What the fuck are you laughing at?” Alessandro quickly shut his mouth, earning him a dirty look from Luca.


I slid off my stool and watched as Luca watched me. “Where are you going?”


I moved past him and started walking. “I’m going to get a wash, and then I’m going to get my local masseuse, Philippe, to give me a massage. I think I need to relax.” I smiled inside, knowing that hearing his name would make Luca’s hackles rise. I wasn’t going to mention that Philippe was gay. Well, not just yet anyway.


“Who the fuck is Philippe?”


I walked forward a little. “I already told you. He massages my troubles away from time to time.”


Luca’s nostrils flared. “When was the last time he touched you?”



I placed my finger on my lip and pretended to ponder this for a second. “Hmm… I think it was two weeks ago.”


Luca looked really mad. “Two weeks ago, another man had his hands on you?”


I nodded. “Yeah, I think that’s about right. He’s very good.”


“Where does this fucker live?”


I suddenly laughed. “Stop being a baby. It’s his job.”


He stepped forward again. “He’s not touching you again. I’ll find him and chop his fucking hands off.”


I moved my finger back and forth tutting as I stepped back. “Oooh, tetchy, Mr. Belatoni.”


Luca suddenly smiled. “You’re joking with me, aren’t you?”


“Are these two normally like this?” Everyone laughed at Giovanni’s question.


“All the time,” Tony piped. “It’s their prelude to sex.”


I raised my eyebrow to Luca in challenge. I was always ready for sex with him, but when he got possessive and angry like this, it just made the fires rage even more. This was my control over him. “I’m all dirty, Luca. I need to get very naked and very wet.” I pierced him with a heated stare, and my heart rate picked up a notch as he growled in my direction.


I took tentative steps back, but kept my gaze on Luca. All these hot men and Italian accents weregetting the better of me.


As my steps took me out into the hallway, Luca suddenly placed his phone in Tony’s hand. “Hold my calls, Tony. I’m going to fuck-love my woman.”





Luca: You Will Be Mine (Sicilian Mafia, #1)

    Title: Luca (You Will Be Mine)  
Author: Jaimie Roberts
Genre: Suspenseful Erotica

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be held hostage by an Italian stallion?

My name is Clara, and I am part-owner of a brothel called “The Castle.” My empire is my home which I’ve worked hard to build a life from. A future. But one day, the infamous Luca Belatoni stepped into my office and demanded that I pay him protection money.

Of course, I refused.

Of course, he wouldn’t take no for an answer.


Now he is in my castle—holding me hostage. Trying to control my mind in business and my body in bed. Neither of which I will allow. No matter how much his caramel eyes and Italian words of love puncture my hardened heart.

So, being the hostage of an Italian stallion pretty much sucks.
Because this man is a force to be reckoned with.
And while I am not frightened for my life,
I am definitely frightened for my heart.

If you don’t like dominating, overbearing arseholes, please do not read.
If you don’t like jealous and possessive men, please do not read.
If you do like all of the above, then please read.



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Jaimie Roberts was born in London, but moved to Gibraltar in 2001. She is married with two sons, and in her spare time, she writes.

In June 2013, Jaimie published her first book, Take a Breath, with the second released in November 2013. With the reviews, Jaimie took time out to read and learn how to become a better writer. 

She gets tremendous enjoyment out of writing, and even more so from the feedback she receives.


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