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Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Keep it together. Get your head out of your panties. Daryl Devore's Two Truths and a Lie on Book Hooks MFRWhooks, #MFRW, #MFRWAuthor #newrelease #romance


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Today, I am showcasing a snippet from my newly released romance - Two Truths and a Lie.



Excerpt - 

The beginning of the evening went as planned, which means nothing happened. I served drinks, wandering around with a silver tray with flutes of sparkling champagne resting on it. People snatched drinks without so much as a thank you, and some deposited empty glasses with a sneer of disgust that they had to do something so menial.
I, repeatedly, and accidentally―not―passed Lover Boy. I didn’t know his real name, I'd just nicknamed him Lover Boy. Not very original I know, but Loverboy's 1981 hit, Turn Me Loose, had been playing on the radio on the bus that drove all the servers to tonight's gig. So, I guess that's why it was the first thing that popped into my head.
He accepted several glasses, each time with a sparkle in his eye and a smile on his lips. I found myself staring at him from across the room. Not good. I couldn't let him make me lose my objective. The type of clients I have don't accept failure as an option. And Lover Boy made me lose my focus even though he wasn't doing anything more than existing.
Drat. Could he be any sexier?
A shiver raced down my spine as he lifted his glass to his mouth and swallowed the last of his drink.
The tray started to tilt. I grabbed it. Concentrate. Keep it together. Get your head out of your panties.



Blurb
The legend of Robin Hood and Maid Marian with a twenty-first-century twist. If you love hot, billionaire romances, then this is a must read.
From the author of the Two Hearts One Love Trilogy, multi-published, hot romance author Daryl Devoré's latest book revolves around deceit, betrayal, passion and the theft of a multi-million-dollar, rare, red diamond.
As if multiple planes crashes, a car accident, and a concussion isn’t enough, carefree Byn and straight-laced billionaire, Mark clash over Byn's need for independence and Mark's struggle with guilt pushing him in the opposite direction of love. When an art forger, an art thief and a ninety-year-old woman get involved the chance for true love for Byn and Mark fades.
All is lost until a children's game is their only hope.
 







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Ebook and Print Versions ready and Read and Review ready. Daryl Devore's latest - Two Truths and a Lie. #newrelease #romance #MFRW


Two Truths and a Lie is completely ready to go. The ebook version is uploaded. The Amazon version is uploaded. It's been uploaded to wide distribution through D2D (so all of you users of Nook or Apple etc have access to it.) Plus it is up at BookSprout for Read and Review. Grab a copy - read it and review it. All links below. There is even a link to the Pinterest page showcasing photos to help enrich the story.

Blurb


The legend of Robin Hood and Maid Marian with a twenty-first-century twist. If you love hot, billionaire romances, then this is a must read.
From the author of the Two Hearts One Love Trilogy, multi-published, hot romance author Daryl Devoré's latest book revolves around deceit, betrayal, passion and the theft of a multi-million-dollar, rare, red diamond.
As if multiple planes crashes, a car accident, and a concussion isn’t enough, carefree Byn and straight-laced billionaire, Mark clash over Byn's need for independence and Mark's struggle with guilt pushing him in the opposite direction of love. When an art forger, an art thief and a ninety-five-year-old woman get involved the chance for true love for Byn and Mark fades.
All is lost until a children's game is their only hope.
 




Pinterest - Two Truths and a Lie

 Excerpt


As the bartender poured the drink, Mr. Chapman, the boss, arrived.

"You. Take a whiskey to the Lord's office. West Wing. First door on your left." He pointed across the room.

I lowered my head and mumbled, "Yes, sir." With both drinks on my tray, I walked across the room to Lover Boy. He accepted his drink with a smile. I fought the instinct to toss away the tray and press my mouth on those enticing, full kissable lips. Keeping my sight on the target, I passed through the crowd to the hallway that extended off to the side, otherwise known as the West Wing.
I made a quick vow that someday I would live in a house so big that it had wings.
The hallway was dark and quiet. The sounds of the party fading as I moved along the plush, deep red carpet. My watch beeped. Showtime. I turned right, opened the door and entered the room. My heartbeat wanted to race, but I forced myself to remain calm. Do the job. Get out. Then, if I want, I can have a panic attack.
Five minutes later, the red diamond nestled against my glove-covered palm. The heart-shaped beauty mesmerized me. I've always been attracted to sparkly things. It's the feminine side of me. The practical side said, "You are holding five million dollars in your hand and you have about fifteen seconds to get out of here."

 

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16 - Thursday #Yoga
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Monday, 30 March 2020

She showed me the light when she came into my life. And reminded me just how dark love can be. Felicity Brandon's Taunted #DarkRomance #Billionaire #BDSM #Revenge


Title: Taunted by Felicity Brandon
Series: The Dark Necessities Prequel: Dalton’s Tale– Book Two
Hash tags: #DarkRomance #Billionaire #BDSM #Revenge
Tag Line: She showed me the light when she came into my life.
And reminded me just how dark love can be.

Release date:  19th January 2020

Universal Buy link: mybook.to/Taunted

Goodreads TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50475415-taunted





Blurb:

She showed me the light when she came into my life.
And reminded me just how dark love can be.

I saved Delilah from Morley and Hyland.
It was a pleasure.
That should’ve been the end of it.
I didn’t expect things to get this intense.
I didn’t think our passion could grow so dark, but there isn’t anything I want more than to own her.
I need her soul to be mine.
But we have a new threat looming over us.
Hyland wants revenge and men like him will do anything.
We need to play this carefully.
Or else…


Excerpt

“Delilah, can I be honest with you?”
Slowly, painfully, she forced her eyes to open. “Yes,” she breathed.
And in her heart, that was what Delilah wanted. Her whole life had been built on a foundation of shit—years of deceit and duplicity growing until it had become its own living, breathing foe. What she needed more than anything now was Dalton’s honesty—however brutal it was.
“I know the things that keep you awake at night.”
Her breath caught in her throat, and in that moment, the room seemed to empty of oxygen. Delilah couldn’t take another breath. All there was in the world were Dalton’s insistent blue gaze and his hot vibrating voice.
“I know the images that flutter behind your lids when they slide closed, the dark flashes you envision when you’re horny.”
“Dalton, please.” For all the stripping and fucking, Delilah had never been more exposed and vulnerable than this.
He leaned forward, brushing his lips over her cheek. “It’s okay, Delilah. It’s just like before—I won’t judge you—and do you know the most peculiar thing about it?”
She shook her head with wide eyes, trying not to think about those dark things Dalton referred to, but it was impossible. In that electrifying moment, those fantasies seemed more real than ever, and Delilah could picture herself collared and leashed with one of those awful tails jutting out from her backside. She panted as the image grew, the periphery widening to include the thing that terrified and compelled her in equal measure—the cage.
The cage had been coming to Delilah for weeks now. Every time she surrendered to Dalton’s will. Each time she stripped for him, gagged around him, or was spanked by him, in her mind’s eye she imagined him forcing her inside the metal construct and locking her in—leaving her there. She’d tried her best to dismiss the thought. Being disciplined was one thing, but being caged—what sort of a woman fantasized about that? Who could want that? Yet there was no getting away from it, and the desire persisted, burgeoning into something she needed to hang on to whenever pleasure loomed. Even by her own low standards, it was something Delilah couldn’t reconcile.
She shouldn’t want this. It was as simple as that.
“I’ve been having the same thoughts.”
His words were jagged, slicing through her shameful internal monologue.
“What?” Delilah was certain she hadn’t heard Dalton correctly.
“You did hear me.” His tone was soft and goading. “I’ve been thinking about those things, too.”
Delilah shook her head again, as though she wanted to clear it of the sordid thoughts altogether. “What have you been thinking about?”
Dalton leaned closer. Now only an inch or so separated them. “Doing those things to you. Buckling a collar around your pretty little neck and then pulling you around on my leash.”
Delilah was sure her heart stopped beating at that.
“Burying the butt plug of my choice into your delicious fucking backside and making you wear a tail for me.”
Oh God. The fortress she’d erected for all those years had been invaded, and Dalton was stampeding through it.
“You like that idea, don’t you, beautiful?” Dalton’s breath washed over, yet still Delilah couldn’t form the words to respond. “You like the idea of becoming my animal.”
“Fuck.” Had she just said that loud?
“You like the supplication of it, the humiliation of being made to behave that way?” Dalton continued. He seemed all the more powerful now—calmer than the man barking orders at her earlier, but every inch as demanding. “Don’t you?”
The question lingered in the air between them.
“Y-yes.” Somehow, she forced the word out.
Delilah was desperately trying to ignore the insistent throbbing of her clitoris, but its plea was getting hard to ignore. Especially when Dalton said those things.
“Yes, what?” His tone was clipped and she tensed at her own error.
“Yes, sir.”
“Tell me.” Dalton pressed his temple against hers. “Tell me what you want, Delle.”
But I can’t! Her mental plea was immediate. I can’t do that!
“Tell. Me.”
She sighed, her eyes fluttering closed. “I want those things, too.” Delilah swallowed, knowing already that those words would be insufficient. “I want to be collared and leashed, sir.”
Fuck, had she really just said that?
“And the cage, Delilah?”
She pulled away from him on reflex, her eyes wide.
“You want the cage, too, don’t you?”
A hot, mortified blush crawled over her face and Delilah wanted to scratch it away. Why was she so revealed to this man, her body responding to him as though he already owned it, and her mind, apparently, even more susceptible?
“Delilah.” Dalton’s tone was almost taunting. “Tell me you want it. Admit what you need and I promise, I’ll give everything you’ve ever wanted.”
Oh fuck. That was it. There was no going back now.
No way she could refuse him.
Not with those eyes, that voice, that promise…
Delilah exhaled, knowing that what came next would change everything. “Yes, sir.” She forced her gaze to meet his once more. “I want you to cage me.”
 






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Saturday, 28 March 2020

Gods, Dragons, a mercenary with a blade and no memory of his past.... The world of Tiamhaal is alight in war. The Dragon of Time by Aaron Dennis #epic #fantasy


Gods and Dragons 
The Dragon of Time Book 1 
by Aaron Dennis 
Genre: Epic Fantasy 


Gods, Dragons, a mercenary with a blade and no memory of his past.... The world of Tiamhaal is alight in war. Men ruled by kings slay their opposition in the name of their God, but there are others who claim the Gods are little more than scorned Dragons of ages past. Scar has come to find the truth, but is the truth an absolute certainty, or is it just the skewed memory of a forgotten kingdom? 



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Dragon Slayer 
The Dragon of Time Book 2 


With the death of Kulshedra, Dragon of Truth, it has been revealed that Scar, the mercenary, is in fact Sarkany, the Dragon Slayer, a creature fashioned for the sole purpose of purging the Dragons from the world of Tiamhaal, yet such a thing is not so simple.
Kings and queens yet war amongst one another. They, too, lie, connive, and coerce, and so, Scar and his friends must find a way to persuade those few, benevolent rulers to band together.
In the midst of peace talks and dead Dragons, those still in the worship of the beasts grow more powerful. Some of them even doubly praise their oppressor in an effort to wield more magic.
Now, united with his friends, Scar sets his gaze upon a hopeful horizon, but is strength in numbers sufficient to keep the Dragons from completing their machinations? 



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Dragon Pact 
The Dragon of Time Book 3 


Dragons have posed as Gods, but the Dragon Slayer has come to Tiamhaal bearing retribution. Sarkany, avatar of Eternus, the Dragon of Time, known to his friends and enemies as Scar, has slain four Dragons; Kulshedra, the Dragon of Truth, Zmaj, the Dragon of Destruction, Gyo, the Dragon of the Sun, and Drac, the Dragon of fire, but there are yet many beasts left. Scheming and concocting, the capricious beasts grow in power as their brethren fall. Their goal; to once again walk Tiamhaal in the flesh. Scar must gather his friends to rebuild an old kingdom, thus alighting the Dragon Wars anew. 
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Dennis has been writing for 8 years and has accomplished a great deal in a short amount of time. Apart from writing and creating some wonderful stories, he learned editing from working with Chuck Sambuchino. His creative skills are easily recognized in books like War and Glory where scifi and horror are mixed, or books like Cayneian, where fantasy and horror are mixed, but he also portrays a great many psychological and philosophical issues throughout his writing. 

Producers can check his list of titles at his Kirkus proconnect page. 








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Friday, 27 March 2020

The Hubble Space Telescope revealed this majestic disk of stars and dust lanes in this view of the spiral galaxy NGC 2841. #NASA #Space #FridaysinSpace

  • NASA ID: GSFC_20171208_Archive_e001956
  • Album: Test
  • Center: GSFC
  • Creator: NASA Goddard
  • Date Created: 2017-12-08
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NASA image release Feb. 17, 2011 To see a video of this spiral galaxy go to www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/5453173577/   The Hubble Space Telescope revealed this majestic disk of stars and dust lanes in this view of the spiral galaxy NGC 2841. A bright cusp of starlight marks the galaxy's center. Spiraling outward are dust lanes that are silhouetted against the population of whitish middle-aged stars. Much younger blue stars trace the spiral arms. Notably missing are pinkish emission nebulae indicative of new star birth. It is likely that the radiation and supersonic winds from fiery, super-hot, young blue stars cleared out the remaining gas (which glows pink), and hence shut down further star formation in the regions in which they were born. NGC 2841 currently has a relatively low star formation rate compared to other spirals that are ablaze with emission nebulae. NGC 2841 lies 46 million light-years away in the constellation of Ursa Major (The Great Bear). This image was taken in 2010 through four different filters on Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3. Wavelengths range from ultraviolet light through visible light to near-infrared light. NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration; Acknowledgment: M. Crockett and S. Kaviraj (Oxford University, UK), R. O’Connell (University of Virginia), B. Whitmore (STScI), and the WFC3 Scientific Oversight Committee NASA Goddard Space Flight Center enables NASA’s mission through four scientific endeavors: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Solar System Exploration, and Astrophysics. Goddard plays a leading role in NASA’s accomplishments by contributing compelling scientific knowledge to advance the Agency’s mission. Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook



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