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Fated Bliss
The Bliss Series # 2
by
Cassie Strickland

Release Date: June 15, 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance





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Ben

Those gold eyes were the first thing I noticed. I wanted more than anything to get lost in them, drown in her, to let go of my fears and doubts my past had left behind.
But it wasn't just me I had to consider.
My son came first.
She's a force to be reckoned with, though. She was everywhere, in my dreams even, tempting me to throw caution to the wind.
And I was weak.
I gave into my clawing desire and let myself enjoy one night with her, having no clue she'd change me forever.
Once wasn't enough. I became addicted. I craved her – her scent, her skin, her smile, her eyes... her love.
I need Samantha.


Samantha

My life was uncomplicated. It was free and easy.
Then I met him, the man with the blue-violet eyes that entranced me.
I had a feeling I was making a big mistake when agreeing to one night of carnal bliss, but I was unable to walk away. I just couldn't have foreseen how big of one it was.
He turned my world upside-down, working his way into my heart until it beat only for him. Now everything is complex, and there are secrets he's not telling me.
Will he ever let me in?
Time would tell, but one thing is sure – I'd walk through hell and back, feel the blistering lick of each flame against my flesh, for just the promise of Ben.


Not intended for anyone under the age of eighteen due to language and sexual content.

Note from the author:
Fated Bliss is the second book in The Bliss Series, and though it is recommended to read Finding Bliss first, it's not needed. Fated Bliss is a standalone novel with an HEA.







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Fated Bliss is the second book in The Bliss Series and it's Samantha and Ben's story. It can be read as a standalone.

Sam and Ben meet on an airplane trip to London. Their attraction is instantanious, but they go their separate ways when they leave the airport.
A chance meeting in London brings them together again and they decide to act on their attraction. They both know it will be an one time thing.
The next morning, Sam wakes up alone with a note from Ben saying that they'll meet again that evening. But Ben doesn't appear and Sam can't get in touch with him. She decides to continue her trip through England the next day.
The day she returns home, Sam has the biggest surprise of her life: Ben is the new doctor in town.
When he realizes that he has a chance to make up to Sam and explain everything to her, Ben pursues a relationshi with her. But Sam has been burn in the past and Ben has a lot of secrets.
Can they build a relationship together?

Fated Bliss is a fantastic book, full of drama, laughter, angst, steamy scenes, and twists. I couldn't stop reading!

I loved Sam! She is so sassy and witty! She is an independent woman, very strong, fierce, sweet, loyal, and protective. I loved her relationship with her brother.
I want Ben to be my doctor! He has been through a lot. But he does everything he can to protect the ones he loves, especially Lincoln. He is very sweet and kind, but also very protective and possessive. I loved his dominat side!

This is my first book written by Cassie Strickland and she didn't disappoint. Her writing style is flawless and she is able to hook the reader from the first page.
Now I really need to read Gray and Clara's story and I want Adam and Chelsea's story!








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The Bliss Series #1





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Cassie Strickland lives in East Texas with her husband, her daughter, and her Jack Russell terrier. With the support of her family and friends, she recently changed her career path to something new and exciting, something she loves to do - writing.



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♡ Cover Reveal ♡ Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward‏ @PenelopeAuthor @RSofRomance #ComingSoon #PreOrder #OneClick



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Neighbor Dearest
(A standalone)

A Contemporary Romance Novel

New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author
Penelope Ward



Neighbor Dearest
by
Penelope Ward‏

Release Date: August 15th, 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser, r.b.a designs

Cover Model: James Joseph Pulido

Cover Photography: Cory Stierley





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From New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward, comes a sexy new STANDALONE novel.

After getting dumped, the last thing I needed was to move next door to someone who reminded me of my ex-boyfriend, Elec.

Damien was a hotter version of my ex.

The neighbor I'd dubbed "Angry Artist" also had two massive dogs that kept me up with their barking.

He wanted nothing to do with me. Or so I thought until one night I heard laughter coming through an apparent hole in my bedroom wall.

Damien had been listening to all of my phone sessions with my therapist.

The sexy artist next door now knew all of my deepest secrets and insecurities.

We got to talking.

He set me straight with tips to get over my breakup.

He became a good friend, but Damien made it clear that he couldn't be anything more.

Problem was, I was falling hard for him anyway. And as much as he pushed me away, I knew he felt the same... because his heartbeat didn't lie.

I thought my heart had been broken by Elec, but it was alive and beating harder than ever for Damien.

I just hoped he wouldn't shatter it for good.


Author's note – Neighbor Dearest is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.









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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.



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First and Last
by
Rachael Duncan

Release Date: July 18, 20160

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Cover Me Darling

Photographer: Perrywinkle Photography







Mia's my best friend.

We've been inseparable since she moved next door when we were six years old. Then it all changed.

I don't know when or why, but suddenly I want more. I want her. The problem was she didn't.

At first.

But everything changes when you cross that line between friends and lovers.

I thought convincing her to give us a chance would be my biggest hurdle. Little did I know that was only the beginning.

Mia consumes all of my thoughts when we're apart, and all of my senses when we're together. There's no going back to the way things were and I'll do whatever it takes to make sure she isn't just my first, but also my last.

Will we be able to hold on, or will our relationship go up in flames?

***This is a friends to lovers romance that is a complete standalone.***


























Chapter 1

Present

Thwack... thwack... thwack... thwack...

The sound of the propellers is music to my ears. It's the noise I live for and miss during the offseason in the winter months. For me, the blades cutting through the air signals excitement and adventure. Sitting in this small plane with four of my other colleagues, today is no different.

I'm a smokejumper, which means I'm the type of firefighter who parachutes into wildfires, stopping them before they spread. A small one has been spotted in the northern part of the forest here in Redmond. It's far from posing any real threat to civilians, and it's our job to keep it that way. But with the drought we've been having all over Oregon and the strong winds from today, this thing could go from small to completely uncontained real fucking quick.

"ETA five minutes," Chief shouts to us, letting us know we're almost to the drop zone. I give him a thumbs up in response.

Standing up, I walk to the side door, brace both of my hands on either side of it, and lean out the opening. A large, black cloud billows up from the trees and toward the sky, blanketing the ruthless flames I know are below. The wind bends the smoke, sending it south and providing the ammunition it needs to grow.

"What are the wind gusts?" I ask.

"Twenty miles per hour from the north, northeast. It's tough out there, so make sure you stay above the ridge. You get too close in front of it, you'll be fucked if it whips around."

"Roger that."

A few minutes later, we're in position and jumping out of the plane. My arms fold over my reserve that's strapped to the front of me as I free-fall, waiting for my parachute to catch me.

One-one thousand, two-one thousand, three—

My chute opens, jerking me in the process as it slows my descent. It's always a good day when your parachute opens like it's supposed to. Reaching up, I grab my risers and pull on the left one to steer me in the direction of my landing zone. There's a really small opening in the trees that we're all aiming for. As long as I don't hit any crazy down drafts, I should make it. Otherwise, I'm landing in the trees, and that'll suck balls.

When my feet hit the ground, I'm pumped as adrenaline courses through my veins. There's no other high like jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, and I can't believe someone pays me to do it. I'm quickly pulled back to the reason I'm here as my lungs take in oxygen and protest because of the ash and smoke that's polluting the air.

We take off our jumpsuits, leaving us in a lightweight, long-sleeved shirt that's flame retardant with cargo pants. After our supply boxes are dropped in for us, we grab our tools and hash out a plan.

"Alright, let's get around on its west side, start clearing material and work from there," my boss instructs.

With our tools in hand, we make the two-mile hike to where we need to be. The closer we get, the thicker the smell of burning wood gets. With each step, I get an ominous feeling that moves up my spine. I try my best to shake it off, to tell myself this is any other day at the office, but the thought won't leave me alone.

"You alright there, Blake?" Sam asks me. We've been buddies ever since we went through the rookie course together.

"Yeah, just feeling weird, I guess."

"What about?" he asks with pinched eyebrows.

"I don't know." I shake my head. "It's nothing." He slaps me on the back a few times and we keep trekking.

We've been chopping away at the small brush for about an hour now. It's back breaking work, but we're finally making progress.

I wipe the sweat off my brow with my sleeve before tilting my head back and looking up at the sky. The smoke looks like it's blowing directly over us. If that's the case, then it's likely the fire will start to move toward us, and that's not a good thing.

"Hey, Chick, you keeping tabs on the wind?" I ask our chief, using his nickname.

"Yeah, reports say it's coming in from the northeast last I checked."

"You sure? I've been watching and I think it's shifted." Both of us look upward through the trees.

"Okay, keep working and I'll watch it. If it is coming this way, we need to have as much of this cleared as possible, anyway to slow the fire."

With a simple nod, I get back to work, but this feels wrong. We need to move before we get boxed in.

"I got a bad feeling about this," I tell Sam quietly as I swing my ax at some more brush. "We need to get out of here."

"Relax, man. Chick's watching the wind. He knows what he's doing." I try to repeat his words to convince myself, but this small voice inside my head won’t shut the hell up.

Thirty minutes later, we're still working down the line, but the sound of the inferno is getting louder. I glance over at my boss every now and then to make sure he's keeping tabs on this. It's not even two minutes later that he's telling us we need to move positions. Looking through the gaps in the trees, I see the flames flickering, taunting us, letting us know who's in charge here.

Without delay, we head back down south to move around and get a better angle of attack on this expanding monster. Sweat runs down my face as the blast of the heat hits me from my left. When everything is this dry, it's not uncommon for the fire to jump from one tree to the next instead of slowly crawling to it. That's what's making me nervous right now. With us being this close, one of these embers could float over and ignite on the other side of us and we'd be surrounded. Then we'd be fucked.

Right as this thought crosses my mind, I look ahead and see the worst-case scenario. Up in front of us is a wall of fire with a narrow path through the middle.

"Should we try to go around?" Sam asks.

"Who knows how far it goes. There's a small opening. We need to hurry and get the hell out of here," Chick tells us.

Crouching down low, we all start running through this tunnel of fury. The crackling of the burning forest and roar of the blaze is deafening. I feel it at my back, orange and red fingers clawing at me, trying to engulf me, but I keep pushing on.

A loud pop sounds to my left. I stop and look just in time to see a huge tree coming down.

"Watch out!" I shout. I dive out of the way, the tree narrowly missing me. "Son of a bitch," I mutter to myself. Getting up, I look back and see the tree is blocking my way out of here. Worse, it's now separating me from the rest of the team.

"You okay, Blake?" Chick yells.

"Yeah, you guys go. I'll go around and meet up with you at the drop zone," I say over the flames.

"Okay, watch your ass."

"Roger that."

Hurrying back the way I came, I get the hell out of this burning trap and head back west to try to move around this thing. With any luck, it hasn't spread too far in that direction and I can get back on course soon.

I hike for forty-five minutes before I'm in the clear and can move south again. All looks good headed this way, and I'm thankful for that. The terrain is steep, with numerous cliffs around. It's hell to traverse with all of my gear and I find myself stepping the wrong way on the loose gravel, losing my footing.

I fall back on my ass and tumble down the side of this hill with no control. My hands reach out for anything to grab hold of to stop myself, but I'm going too fast. When I see the ledge I'm quickly approaching, I go into panic mode. With every ounce of strength within me, I dig my heels and hands into the ground in a desperate attempt to stop. I slow down, but it's not enough.

Right before I fall over the edge, there's only one thing going through my mind.

Mia.

















Rachael Duncan is an Army wife and mother to two beautiful girls. She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and went off to graduate from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor's degree in political science. With initial plans to work in politics, she moved to Washington, D.C. and worked on Capitol Hill for a House Representative. After a short time, she realized it wasn't for her and began pursuing other careers until she started writing. She's the author of Tackled by Love, The Lies and Truth Series, and Hopeless Vows.















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