New Release Spotlight- Unplanned Love by Alithea-Jae Smith

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Happy Monday!! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today is the new release for Alithea-Jae Smith’s book, Unplanned Love! It’s the first book in the McKnight Brothers series starting with Quad and Maya who finds love in an unlikely way.

Here’s the synopsis: 

Quad McKnight can have any woman he wants, but a night of passion leads him to Maya “MJ’ Fox.

Maya ‘MJ’ Fox isn’t looking for a relationship, but a single act of kindness leads her to a lifetime decision with Quad.

Along the way of their new found relationship, Quad’s ex Jasmine doesn’t make things easy for the two by turning their lives completely upside down.

Will Quad and Maya be able to find happiness together, or will their issues cause them to end their unplanned love?

 

Link:

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Here’s an excerpt: 

It was a Thursday night and Quad was leaving the Stadium Sports Bar & Grill. He had just left his brothers whom he met up with for a around of drinks. As Quad walked to his car he noticed a woman trying to change her car tire. He walked toward her and tried his best not to frighten her as he walked slowly.
She pitched. “Oh, my word!”
She almost lost her balance, but Quad was able to catch her.
“Are you okay?” He asked with hit of concern in his voice.
She shook her head. “Yes, I’m okay. You just scared the hell out of me.”
He gave her a half smile. “I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean to scare you.”
“That’s okay.”
Quad looked around and saw that she had the jack out and one lug nut. He thought to himself she didn’t do too bad because it’s clear that she has an idea on how to change a tire. Probably more than most women knew how to.
“Okay, it’s looks like you started to change the tire already.”
“Yeah, but I’ve only been able to get one of those round things off. Also, I’m hot as hell.” She said softly, looking down at her nails.
Quad laughed. He agreed with her one hundred percent because it was close to ninety degrees tonight.
“I see that, however, it’s not bad at all. I’ll finish changing the tire for you.” He said reaching for the jack.
The woman placed her hand up. “Hold on, wait a minute! Before you start changing anything, what’s your name?”
The woman needed to know the basic facts about this very handsome man who was about to change her car tire. Where does he live, his occupation, his blood type, is he single or married? Then she thought maybe she should call her best friends Elle or Rashaun so she could keep them on the line.
“My bad, my name is Quad.” He said extending his right hand.
“Nice to meet you Quad, I’m MJ.” She said shaking his hand.
He held her hand for a moment. He felt something between them, but he couldn’t explain it. He was curious what MJ stood for.
“It’s nice to meet you too, MJ. If it makes you feel any better you can call someone while I change the tire. It shouldn’t take me more than twenty minutes if that long.”
He studied her face, realizing she looked familiar, but he wasn’t sure from where but that wasn’t important right now.
“Oh, that won’t be necessary. I’m a pretty good judge of character.” She said.
Quad stood about six feet tall, with a dark complexion. With both dark brown eyes and hair which was closely cropped to his scrap. MJ could also tell that he’s a member of a fraternity, but couldn’t tell which one because it was too dark to make out his ring.
He looked familiar to her as he favored Levi McKnight the attorney. Then again, she could be wrong because he could be his nephew or something because the McKnight family was sizable.
“Okay, I’m also a pretty good judge myself.” Quad said as he started to change the tire.
He could tell she just came from work by the way she was dressed. However, he wondered why she was out here changing her tire by herself. Didn’t she have a boyfriend or bother she could have called? Then again it wasn’t his business. He knew if he was her man it’s no way in hell she would be out here this time of night changing her own tire, especially in this heat.
MJ played with her phone while Quad finished changing her tire. She started to wonder what would have happened if Quad didn’t show up. MJ knew she would probably still be struggling to change it. For the life of her, her roadside assistance call wouldn’t go through, so she made a mental note to call and email them about it.
“All done, Miss MJ,” Quad said and placed the tire in the back trunk. He finally got a good look at her; first thing that came to his mind was that she was beautiful.
MJ stood about five feet-three-inches tall, had smooth mocha complexion, with hazel eyes, and golden brownish hair, which she wore in a bun. She had high cheekbones and dimples on both side of her cheeks.
“Thank you so much, Quad. I don’t know what I would have done without you,” she said.
“You’re most welcomed beautiful.” He said and helped her into her car.
“Thanks once again.”
“No big deal. I know you don’t know me from a can of paint, but I want you to message me once you get home. I would feel much better.” Quad said.
Honestly, he didn’t know what got into him; she could be married with three kids waiting for her at home.
Maya arched her eyebrow. “That’s not necessary, Quad. I’ll be fine, I’m a big girl.” She said as she hands him her cell phone. She knew he wasn’t going to take no for an answer. Beside she felt he was harmless; that’s what her gut was telling her.
“It’s necessary, MJ” He said as he put his number into her cell phone.
When their hands touched once again it felt electric. He held onto her hand for a few minutes before letting it go. Quad looked into her hazel eyes; it was like a spell of desire was unleashed because all he wanted to do was kiss her, but he fought it as quickly as possible.
“I’ll let you go now.”
“Thanks again Quad. I’ll make sure to massage you once I’m home.” She said with a smile.
“You’re most welcome.”
Quad waited until he could no longer see the taillight of her car before getting into his own. On the drive home, he kept looking at his cell phone to see if MJ had messaged him. It usually took him twenty–five minutes for him to get home, but he got there in twenty-minutes with great anticipation. Still no message from MJ. He wasn’t stressing if she didn’t messaged him.
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MJ pulled into the drive way of her three-story home. She picked up her cell phone to look for Quad’s number to message him:
Once again thanks. I’m home safe and sound.
Just as Quad came out of the shower, he checked his phone. A sense of relief came through him when he saw a message from her.
You’re most welcome. I’m glad you’re home safe and sound. Good Night, MJ …

 

Make sure to 1-Click Alithea’s new book, which is available on Amazon. It’s also available with Kindle Unlimited. Also, let Alithea and I know how the book is, because there will be more to come in this brand new series. 🙂

 

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Lady Guardians Spotlight- Freedom by Embue

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Hey everyone!! The weekend is upon us, and what better way to enjoy it then reading the latest Lady Guardian’s novel, Freedom by Embue, a.k.a. Loretta R. Walls.

 

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She had to find FREEDOM on her own…

Angelica Starling walked away from a painful marriage, well aware of the losses she’d incur. Four years later, her current relationship with Myron Bollinger has reached a fork in the road. Is Angelica ready to take the next step?

After a run-in with a former co-worker, Angelica receives the opportunity of a lifetime. Will she take up on the offer with or without Myron’s blessing?

They don’t call him DOMINO for nothing…

Elijah Massey has had his fair share of women for the right and wrong reasons. The one thing he hasn’t had is a woman to match his energy. When he discovers Angelica, all bets are off. With his bad boy reputation firmly in place, can he woo the woman with the guarded heart?

 

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Lady Guardians- Freedom

 

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Has your reading adventure been a bit tepid as of late?
Need something to take it up a few notches?
Allow “The Steamy One” to elevate your temperature…
Nu Cherte Publishing and SK MINI’S are proud to present the newest facet of the family…
Embue
Embue (pronounced Ahm-bew) is French for the word “Steamy.” This particular moniker will embrace the sensuality of literary world, using characters from all walks of life. No one is off limits.
The presence of Embue is to stimulate the senses and enhance the reading journey. In the midst of the journey, the goals are to bring forth relevant personalities we can relate to in today’s world and how we embrace our sexuality in and out of the bedroom.
None of us are perfect but in Embue’s world, she will strive to highlight that piece of freedom we all long to display.
Embue made her debut in the SK MINI’S anthology, Undressed, Inc. which is centered around the theme of expressing one’s inhibitions. The anthology was released in November 2011 under the SK MINI’S imprint.
To learn more about “The Steamy One”, visit: http://www.nucherte.net

Lady Guardians Spotlight- Riding Dirty by M’Renee Allen

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Hi everyone!! The Lady Guardians spotlight continues with M’Renee Allen, aka, Siren Allen’s new story, Riding Dirty.

Now’s here’s the next spotlight! 🙂

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She knew he was trouble when he walked into her shop.
Being a mechanic and part of an all-female bike club means, Antoinette ‘Toni’ Keys is used to men looking at her and saying, “Hey pretty girl, you sure you can fix that engine?” Or, “Hey doll, you sure you can handle all that bike?” So, when an outlaw biker name Dirt steps into her shop and refuses to allow a female to work on his bike, she’s determined to show him she’s the best mechanic for the job.
What she doesn’t plan on, is the instant attraction she has for him. She’s not looking for love. She doesn’t have time for a tattooed bad boy and the trouble that follows him everywhere he goes. She has her own problems with a rival bike club. Yet, she’s finding it hard to resist his wicked smile and his sexy tattoos.

He knew he was in trouble the moment he laid eyes on her.
Dietrich Tate, aka Dirt, is a third generation Reaper. His club is the most important thing in his life. He’s loyal to his brothers. When one of them goes rogue with the club’s money, Dirt is the one chosen to hunt him down. Instead of finding his target, he finds a sexy brown-skinned mechanic with the prettiest smile he’s ever seen.
He knows his club wouldn’t approve of him seeing her. Yet, he can’t resist her. Spending time with her makes him forget his troubled past. However, it also brings trouble to her doorstep. Trouble she wants no part of. Trouble that puts her entire club and her family in danger. Trouble that makes her not want to be around him. Dirt vows to protect her from his vicious crew. Imagine his surprise when he learns she can be just as vicious as they are.
That only makes him want her more.

~Are you ready for a ride you won’t forget?~

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Lady Guardians: Riding Dirty

 

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M’Renee Allen is an author of urban romance, drama and horror. She resides in southern Mississippi with her husband. When she’s not writing she’s busy working as a Medical Laboratory Technician. M’Renee also writes under the names, Siren Allen and Monica Garry-Allen.

Lady Guardians Spotlight- Bankrolled by J.L. Campbell

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Happy Monday everyone!! A new Lady Guardians book is available today! Bankrolled by J.L. Campbell is now available to purchase as well as on Kindle Unlimited. Make sure to read this book, along with the other books from the October serial. There are more to come soon.

Here’s the spotlight for Bankrolled. 🙂

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Strong-willed and independent, Bo ‘Spice’ Casserly will do what’s necessary for her family’s well-being. She’s wary of relationships, but when she meets Imari Newsome—who holds the key to keeping her business afloat—she can’t help thinking he might be the man to change her mind.

Bo is unlike any woman Imari has ever met. She’s used to doing things her own way and isn’t about to change her lifestyle to suit him. He doesn’t understand the bond with her motorcycle club and thinks there’s a connection between The Grove Lady Guardians and the person who’s stalking Bo.

Either there’s something sinister about the club or Bo is keeping secrets that may put both their lives at risk. Imari must decide whether he can stand the heat or walk away from the woman who has come to mean the world to him.

 

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Lady Guardians: Bankrolled

 

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J.L. Campbell is fascinated with Jamaican flora and has hundreds of photos to prove it. She writes contemporary and sweet romance, romantic suspense, women’s fiction, as well as new and young adult novels.
Campbell, who features Jamaican culture in her stories, has written twenty-seven books and two short story collections. She is also a certified editor.

Website: http://www.joylcampbell.com

 

Lady Guardians Spotlight: Grace’s Redemption by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle

Hey everyone!! Today is the second release day from the Lady Guardians’ serial! Grace’s Redemption by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle is about Grace and Mase as the former couple are brought back together for different purpose: One is to seek revenge over a death of a loved one, while the other is seeking redemption. Can the two find love again? You have to check out the story to find out. 🙂

 

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Love tore them apart, revenge brought them redemption and a way back together, but at what cost?

Mase Scott wants revenge.

Determined to avenge his brother’s murder, Mase puts his dreams on hold and hurts the only girl he has every loved. He pushed her away to protect her, however, revenge bring them back together. After learning about Grace’s secret, his priority is to protect her at all cost event if it pits him against his own club.

Grace Smith wants redemption.

When the man she’s loved all her life pushes her away, Grace seeks refuge with the Lady Guardians. She learns the true meaning of the word family. The club teaches her to take care of herself, but her connection to Mase is stronger than they both realized. Her redemption tour has her choosing between her crew and the man she loves.

Grace’s Redemption is part one a sizzling MC Romance novella. If you like sexy alpha bikers, a strong biker beauty, and a steam love connect that spans over miles on the open road, you’ll love Sydney Aaliyah Michelle’s latest BWWM romance.

 

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Lady Guardians: Grace’s Redemption

 

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Sydney Aaliyah Michelle is a Contemporary Romance writer, a voracious reader, tattoo lover, and movie fanatic who hails from Texas.
After surviving 5 1/2 years living in China, she had the courage to finally pursue her passion and become a writer.
She identifies the sci-fi action flick “The Matrix” as the best representation of her life in the past. She is now blessed to be awake and doing what she loves.

She can recite the entire script from the 80’s teen comedy/drama “The Breakfast Club” and loves any and everything associated with the Avengers Movie, especially Tony Stark.
When it come to books, Sydney reads different genres, but some of her favorite writers are Stephen King, Alex J. Cavanaugh, J.A Huss, M. Never & Emily Bronte. Under the Dome, The Great Gatsby & Wuthering Heights are her favorite books.

 
Email Sydney at sydney@sydneyamichelle.com.

 

Lady Guardians Spotlight: Shifting Gears by Olivia Gaines

Hey everyone!! I’m so excited to be apart of the October serial for Xyla Turner’s Lady Guardians’ series! Starting today until October 29th, I will be spotlighting each book from the October serial, that way, you all can have a chance to preview the book before 1-Clicking (which I know you all will).

Each book are also on Kindle Unlimited, so that’s another option for you all to read these wonderful stories.

Today, I will be spotlighting the first book from the serial, Lady Guardians: Shifting Gears, from Olivia Gaines. Check out the preview and make sure to purchase from the link at the end of the post. 🙂

 

 

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Keoni Wiles lived a structured life working as a librarian at the Cleveland Avenue Branch in Atlanta. A burgeoning relationship with an equally boring boyfriend Carlton Gear, one of the best accountants in the musical industry, left her engine in a permanent idling state. Craving a shake up in her monotonous life, she joins her good friend Onyx for a fund raiser with The Lady Guardians biker group.

The lady riders offered a day of excitement for Keoni, but the night turned into a magical experience, especially after she meets Carlton’s cousin, Dave, a scruffy biker with a sketchy past, a tenuous future and a very sexy presence.

Digging in and wanting to be a part of the female biker group, against Carlton’s advice and comfort, clothing isn’t the only thing Keoni changes. Climb aboard for a high-octane ride as Keoni reorganizes her life by Shifting Gears and donning the pink and black leather as a Lady Guardian.

 

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Lady Guardians: Shifting Gears

 

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“The writing of Olivia Gaines is filled with so much warmth and humor that you do not want her stories to end.”- Pepper Pace

As a multiple award-winning, best-selling Amazon author, Olivia loves a good laugh coupled with some steam, mixed in with a man and woman finding their way past the words of “I love you.” An author of contemporary romances, she writes heartwarming stories of blossoming relationships about couples not only falling in love but building a life after the hot sex scene.

When Olivia is not writing, she enjoys quilting, playing Scrabble online against other word lovers and spending time with her family. She is an avid world traveler who writes many of the locations into her stories. Most of the time she can be found sitting quietly with pen and paper plotting more adventures in love.

Olivia lives in Hephzibah, Georgia with her husband, son, grandson and snotty evil cat, Katness Evermean.

Learn more about her books, upcoming releases and join her bibliophile nation at http://www.ogaines.com
Subscribe to her email list at http://eepurl.com/OulYf
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/olivia.gaines.31
Twitter: https://twitter.com/oliviagaines
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gaines.olivia/

 

Lady Guardians: October 2018 Serial

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Hey everyone!! Earlier this week, I posted the release date to my novella under Xyla Turner’s Lady Guardians series; so now, I’m presenting the entire October serial, which kicks off today with Olivia Gaines’ novella, Shifting Gears. There will be two books coming out each week starting now to October 29th, when my book, The Ultimate Risk is released.

To get you ready for each book, I will be spotlighting each book either on or after its release day, that way you can know more about the serial and purchase your copy. I’ll be starting with Olivia’s tomorrow; but for now, take a look at the promo video that has every book from the series:

While Shifting Gears is now available, the rest of the books in the serial is available for pre-order. Make sure you get your copy in time for the release date.

 

Here are the authors, titles, release dates, and links to each book:

 

Shifting Gears (Oct.10th) – Olivia Gaineshttps://amzn.to/2Ij8tde

Grace’s Redemption (Oct. 12th) – Sydney Aaliyah Michellehttps://amzn.to/2DxxAKO

Bankrolled (Oct. 15th) – J. L. Campbellhttps://amzn.to/2OflERY

Riding Dirty (Oct.17th)  – M’ Renee Allenhttps://amzn.to/2Igembn

Freedom (Oct.19th) – Embuehttps://amzn.to/2Ienb5j

Cut: Nationals (Oct.22nd) – Xyla Turnerhttps://amzn.to/2NHh3sh

Born to Ride (Oct. 24th)  – Janae Keyeshttps://amzn.to/2xThDZ8b

Black Money (Oct. 26th) – Taisha Demayhttps://amzn.to/2IzMIGr

The Ultimate Risk (Oct. 29th) – Sheena Binkleyhttps://amzn.to/2IjecA3

 

Make sure to come back tomorrow as I spotlight Olivia Gaines’ novella, Shifting Gears. 🙂