Blog Tour – One Step Closer by Kahlen Aymes

They only had each other…

Until one forbidden night ruined everything.

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This new sexy stand-alone STEPBROTHER is

NOW AVAILABLE.

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Blurb

STEPSISTER. He hated that f*cking word.

When their parents got married, the only thing Caleb Luxan had in common with Wren Brashill was that they both hated their parents. When he was sixteen, Caleb discovered Wren’s closely guarded secret and vowed to protect her: from that day forward she became the reason for every decision he made.

Jealousy and long-suppressed desire overpowered Caleb’s fierce protectiveness and they spent one forbidden and unforgettable night in each other arms, but the aftermath left Caleb panicked, Wren heartbroken, and their relationship in shambles. In the time since that fateful night, he’d only seen her once and had only managed to make the situation even worse.

The sudden death of his estranged father calls Caleb home and face-to-face with Wren for first time in years. He is presented with a choice that forces him to confront the painful memories of his youth and his many regrets with Wren.

Like it or not, his father’s last, hard lesson, will demand Caleb deal with his long denied emotions for Wren, or let go of her forever.

Excerpt

Caleb’s muscled frame was rigid and as Wren looked at him, she studied his profile, and could feel his coiled tension.  The fingers in his right hand curled into a fist.  “I was so mad.  So many times, I wished he’d been the one to die.”  His voice was full of pain, as the words tore from him.  “I fucking hated him with every breath I took.  You saw how much.”

Wren nodded, though he didn’t see her acquiescence.  She knew what he went through growing up when they had formed an affable alliance against their parents.  She hated her mother at least as much as Caleb hated his father and she understood his anger and pain; then the apathy that became a welcome alternative.  They’d been unlikely allies against a common enemy.

“Maybe I deserved his indifference.”

Wren got up and went to Caleb, standing behind him as he stood still as stone, and staring out the window.  Her heart ached with love and grief for Caleb. She wanted to touch him; to offer reassurance, to take away the ache in his voice and heart.  Without considering her actions, her arms slipped around his waist and she pressed up against his strong back and leaned her head against him, between his shoulder blades.

Caleb was massive in comparison to her, and she was like a flower curling around him.  Her hands fanned out against his hard stomach, her fingers finding the definition of his abs beneath his shirt.   “Stop, Cale.  I won’t let you do this to yourself.  Your dad wouldn’t want that.  None of it was your fault.”  Her arms slid fully around him and held him tight against her body. “I can’t bear it.  You’ve had enough pain.  Enough.”

Caleb sucked in a deep breath, the action bringing her even closer.  He could feel every curve of her body pressed so closely against his back.  He could feel her breathing, could feel how she shared his pain.  His hand came up and he ran the flat of his hand from her elbow down to her hand, and then wrapped his fingers around hers.

“When did you turn into the strong one?”

Wren’s arms tightened around him.  “When I met you. ”

“Oh, Wren.” Should he just spill his guts? Would it fix everything?  “I’ve got so much to say to you.  How long can you stay?”

She nodded against him, unwilling to end the contact between their bodies; needing the closeness as much as he did.

He wanted to apologize for how he acted the last time he’d seen her, he wanted to say a hundred things… he needed her forgiveness.

“How long do you need me?”

In that moment a miracle happened; a sort of beautiful irony that taunted Caleb with it’s fragileness.  It was as if he’d never screwed everything up between them.  But would it stay this way?

How long do I need you? Caleb thought.  His heart raced to the point of exploding, and he wondered if Wren could feel it.

Forever.

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About the Author:

I’m a single mother of one daughter, Olivia. She’s amazing in every way.

I was born in the Midwestern United States and educated at a private university where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Administration.

I’ve always been creative with art, music, theater and writing. I decided to write a story as a way to build a network for a business venture. The reader support of my stories and my overwhelming desire to find out where my characters would take me, soon had the writing morphing the business. No one was more shocked than I. When readers began nominating my work for online awards, it took my breath away and only made me love it more. It soon became clear that writing was, and should be, my focus.

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Release Blast – Baby Steps by Fiona Davenport

Baby Steps
Yeah,
Baby Series #2
Fiona Davenport
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
99 CENTS
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Guy Rule #2: No
sleeping with your step-sister
Lucas St. James is
accustomed to women wanting something from him. They tend to see his good looks
and fat bank account but never the man underneath. After a passionate weekend
with Jade Jones, he assumes she’s no different and cuts her loose. But he’s in for
the shock of his life when he sees her again at his dad’s lawyer’s office.
Jade swore she’d
never follow her mom’s advice about it being as easy to love a rich man as a
poor one. Although she has the blonde bombshell looks to attract a sugar daddy,
she’s not the gold digger Lucas accused her of being. Her mom might have lured
his dad into marriage before their untimely death, but Jade is focused on
making it on her own.
Now they’re
permanently connected by their parent’s marriage, the terms of his dad’s
will—and the fact that Jade is carrying her step-brother’s baby.
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EXCERPT
“You’ve been named in Jonathan’s will.”
 
“Why would he even do that when we’d never met?
I mean, I didn’t even know he existed,” I mumbled the last part, cringing a
little at blurting it out like that. “When would he have had time to add me to
his will?”
 
“Jonathan was a man who knew how to get things
done quickly.” I held back an inappropriate giggle while thinking about how
fast my mom had to have moved to get him to marry her so swiftly. Apparently
spritzing men’s cologne in a high-end department store finally paid off. “And
considering the size of his estate, he didn’t want to leave anything to chance
once your mom was a part of his life.”
 
I couldn’t help but think of all the men who’d
paraded through my mom’s world while I was growing up. As different as we were
and despite the distance between us, I loved her dearly. It was deeply
saddening to know she’d finally met a man who apparently treasured her the way
she’d always wanted, only to die shortly afterward.
 
I stood, intending to step away for a moment to
gain control of my emotions before I ended up sobbing in front of a stranger.
My stomach had another form of embarrassment in mind instead. The breakfast
burrito I’d gobbled down this morning crept back up my throat. My gaze darted
around the room, frantically searching for a place where I could vomit. “I
think I’m going to be sick,” I mumbled past the hand I’d slapped over my mouth.
 
The lawyer rolled his chair back and started to
pull a trash can out from under his desk. I didn’t have enough time to wait for
him and scampered around to his side, falling to my knees and thanking my lucky
stars when my puke hit the bottom of the trash can. A couple minutes later,
once my stomach was empty, I realized I’d trapped Mr. Wilkinson in his chair
because the wall was right behind him. Grabbing the handkerchief he was holding
out for me and lifting it to swipe at my lips, I felt my cheeks heat as I rose
to my feet again.
 
“What the hell are you doing here, Jade?” The
question was growled from behind me in a raspy voice with which I was
intimately familiar. I swiveled on my heel and came face-to-face with Lucas St.
James. In his three-piece suit, with his dark hair perfectly styled and
chocolate brown eyes glaring daggers at me, he looked nothing like the man
who’d left me tousled and naked in a hotel room bed six weeks ago.  “And
why the fuck were you giving my dad’s lawyer a blow job under his desk?”
 
I felt the little blood which was left in my
face after my puke-fest drain. I wasn’t sure if it was because Lucas had just
said “dad” which meant he was most likely the step-brother in question or if it
was the blow job insult. 
 
 
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ABOUT FIONA DAVENPORT

 

Hello! My name is Fiona
Davenport and I’m a smutoholic. I’ve been reading raunchy romance novels
since… well, forever and a day ago it seems. And now I get to write sexy
stories and share them with others who are like me and enjoy their books on the
steamier side. Fiona Davenport is my super-secret alias, which is kind of
awesome since I’ve always wanted one.
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Release Blitz – Her British Stepbrother by Lauren Smith

Can Tristan convince Kat that, despite their parents’ upcoming nuptials, that she belongs with him? Find out in SEDUCTION, part 2 of Lauren Smith’s sexy New Adult series, HER BRITISH STEPBROTHER!

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Synopsis:

Tristan is a man who knows what he wants. And he wants Kat in his bed. All he has to do is convince her they belong together . . .

Kat knows the connection she and Tristan share is special. Her British bad boy is too much of everything: too hot, too arrogant, too irresistible to stay away from. He’s her addiction and one night with him isn’t enough.

That’s what hurts the most. They can’t date, can’t be a normal couple, not when their parents are getting married. Because now that she knows he’s going to be her stepbrother, no one can ever find out what they’ve done . . .

Part 2 in the Her British Stepbrother series. 

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 About Lauren Smith:

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Amazon Best-Selling Author Lauren Smith is an attorney by day, author by night, who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories by the light of her smart phone flashlight app. She’s a native Oklahoman who lives with her three pets: a feisty chinchilla, sophisticated cat and dapper little schnauzer. She’s won multiple awards in several romance subgenres including being an Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist and a Semi-Finalist for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award.

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