ABOUT THE BOOK
She cannot see me, but she can hear me; and that is all I’ll need to make her fall in love… with me.
Everything I’ve ever needed, is right here in my Paradise, including the whining brats I led away from their parents eons ago with my magical flute; but when that sorceress, Celeste Dubois, shows up and suggests that things need to change – that I need to change, I know she has lost her mind. That is, until she presents me with a brown beauty named Melodie, who awakens something deep inside me with her own music. I thought I had everything, but suddenly, I’m considering that maybe I don’t. I’m full of magic and music, but will those be enough to win Melodie’s heart? Especially when she learns that I’m the villain she despises from the folktales of old?
I can’t see him, but his music is like magic, and it restores my belief in true love.
Patrick appeared out of nowhere – not that I can actually see him, but the aura and the vibe he carries is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. Sometimes, I think I can actually see his radiance, and when he plays that flute of his, the sound is like healing magic. But my son, Rafael, has reservations. He says he recognizes Patrick from somewhere, though he’s not totally sure. Rafael is my eyes. I want to follow his lead, the way I always do, but Patrick is like magic, and his music is beckoning me closer…
This story contains extremely passionate and descriptive sex scenes. Not suitable for readers under the age of 18 years, or those who may be offended by somewhat graphic descriptions of sexual encounters. This story also contains scenes which include expletives. Brooklyn’s characters exhibit real emotions and desires, and though she is their creator, she is also very sensitive to their needs and wants, and works in partnership with them to create their unique HEAs.
***Each book in the ‘Once Upon A Villain’ series is a standalone. This series does not have to be read in order. Be sure to read the other books in the series here.***
Publication Date: September 13, 2019
Series: Once Upon A Villain Book 7
Genre: Multicultural & Interracial Romance, Paranormal Romance, Romance
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ABOUT BROOKLYN KNIGHT
Brooklyn Knight was born and raised in the beautiful islands of Bermuda, where she currently resides. She is the mother of three and the wife of one.
By day, Brooklyn uses her Clinical Mental Health Therapy Master’s degree and works as a high school Adjustment Counselor. By night, after family time, and after every one is fast asleep, she burns the midnight oil completing assignments for her doctoral program and designing characters to go along with the narratives in her head.
Since self-publishing her debut-novel in July 2018, she has sold almost 10,000 books, accrued more than 1.6 million page-reads in Kindle Unlimited, been invited to international author conferences and expos, and has been featured on local and online radio programs and podcasts. She is the founder of 16 Weeks to Published: The Ultimate Writer’s Workshop, where she assists aspiring authors in achieving success with their own stories.
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Hi everyone!! 2019 is almost here, so to countdown the new year, I’m reducing the price for both books in the Into You series!
Starting on New Year’s Eve, you can get Into You for FREE, while Resisting Temptation will be priced at $0.99. If you have been looking to purchase these books at a cheaper price or reading my books for the first time, then this is the time to grab both books because they will go back to their regular price on January 2nd.
Below are the synopses and links for both books:
Vanessa Hartwell has always lived the good life. With her fancy job as a management consultant, she never had to worry about anything; that was until her boss, and former lover, decides to sell the company to a business that already have a staff in place.
Now that the life she knows is quickly changing, she has to find a job fast. With the help of her good friend, she decides to take a position at an unlikely place. She didn’t think things could get any worse; but that all change when she encounters Mark Fernandez. She soon starts to become friends with Mark, but she can’t get past the idea that not only is he her co-worker, but also the owner of her new employer’s son. After what happened between her and her former boss, she made a vow to herself to never mix business with pleasure. Will Mark be able to change her mind or will she let love pass her by?
Mark Fernandez has always been a ladies’ man and have encountered a couple of flings at his father’s business; but he never encountered someone like Vanessa. She’s a bit feisty, but he knows he can find a way to let her guard down. While he does, he has a couple of secrets of his own that he doesn’t want anyone to know. Will he be able to continue hiding them, or will Vanessa be the one to break down his wall?
As the two try to establish a relationship, there will be a lot of obstacles in their way, including jealous exes, negative family members, and even crazy co-workers. Will the love they have for each other be enough to keep their relationship going, or will it tear them apart?
Take a journey with Vanessa and Mark as they try to build a relationship with each other as well as discover their purpose in life in the story, Into You.
Troy Jimenez is one of the top managers at Suds Car Wash-Richmond, but is also a huge player. From his constant flirting with customers to him indulging in many of the employees, he loves the ladies, and with his good looks and charm, he knows he can get any woman that comes into his path.
That was until Reece Palmer came into his life.
Reece is everything Troy wants in a woman: smart, ambitious, and sexy as hell. As he tries to find ways to get with her, Reece is definitely not falling for his antics, making Troy wonder if she’s worth the fight.
Or is she?
After quitting her job and abruptly leaving the only city she knows, Reece decides to move to Houston to be near her cousin, Vanessa, her husband, Mark, and their daughter Samantha. She doesn’t know what direction her life is heading, but she knows she needs a job fast. Her cousin suggests she come work at Suds as the new office manager. With the location needing a bit of a facelift, Reece is up for the challenge; little did she know she also need to get the manager in line. In more ways than one.
With the daily theatrics of the business, including bickering amongst the employees, and rude customers, Reece has her job cut out for her; but the real issue is with Troy. She wants to strangle him on a daily basis, making her wonder if her feelings for him are pure hate, or something more.
The constant interaction between the two will make them wonder if there is something more between them. While Reece is trying not to get involve with a co-worker, Troy has even bigger demons to deal with, causing him to finally face them head-on.
Will the two be able to get past their personal issues to see where their feelings are for each other, or will their dilemmas push them further away from what is right in front of them?
Hi everyone!! The Lady Guardians spotlight continues with Born to Ride by Janae Keyes. Check it out! 😊
Josephine McDonald engaged to a man she can’t love and living a life she is only existing in. Josephine has nowhere to escape until she’s introduced to the off the path biker bar and the Lady Guardians.
Under the wing of the Lady Guardians, Josephine is reborn as, Jo, and finds the path she’s always belonged on and a love stronger than any drink she’s ever had.
Jo knows one thing to be true, she was born to ride. The Lady Guardians have unlocked the door, but taking the path is Jo’s decision.
Is she willing to defy her family and embark on the ride of her life, or will she shrink back into her hole of depression and submission?
Born and raised in the California Bay Area, Janae Keyes is an American mom, wife, and hopeless romantic living in Europe. She loves to explore various cultures coming together through the magic of love. Residing in a suburb of Brussels, Belgium, with her husband and daughter, Janae loves to share her passion for romance with others.
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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! 🙂
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?~
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.
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. 🙂
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.
“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
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Hi everyone! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. For me, not so much, but I’m still staying positive, especially since I’m proud to announce my newest project!
I’m so excited to be releasing a new novella under Xyla Turner’s Lady Guardians series, which is part of the Kindle World books on Amazon. This is such a wonderful series and I’m so proud to be apart of it with such a shrew of amazing authors.
For my novella, I’ll be releasing Lady Guardians: The Ultimate Risk, which is all about Raven, as she tries to find herself due to a tragedy that she has experienced years before. She meets Ryan, who helps her overcome her issues, but will soon learn that their relationship is tested due to an issue he has with her ultimate passion.
Here is the synopsis:
Raven Howard has always lived life on the edge. No matter what, she is always willing to try new things and just enjoy life. While her personal life is adventurous, she does have a balance with her professional life by being a kindergarten teacher. She loves kids and hopes to have some one day.
Despite her family’s disapproval, one of the things Raven loves to do is ride her Street Triple R on the weekends. It’s a great way for her to relax and just be on the open road for a few hours.
When her friend, Tess, mentioned that a new Lady Guardian chapter would be opening in Houston, she was all for becoming a member. A past incident involving her brother threatens to rekindle memories that she nor her family want to relive. She is willing to move on, but it could destroy the tenuous relationship she has with her family. Is Raven willing to make the choice that is best for her, or will she bend to please her family?
Ryan Baxter is going through a lot while being a single father to his five-year-old daughter, Kendall. His wife passed away a year ago and he is still trying to pick up the pieces of his life. This young father is trying to be strong for Kendall, but sometimes his shattered heart and soul make him question whether he can survive the emotional storm of his wife’s death.
When he meets Kendall’s teacher, Raven, during a parent/teacher conference, Ryan is instantly smitten with her. That’s a feeling he hasn’t felt for anyone since his wife’s passing. As the two slowly connect, the attraction they have is undeniable, but also scary.
When Ryan finds out about Raven’s passion for fast bikes and the open road, he immediately disapproves, which is an issue for Raven. Although Raven discovers Ryan’s reason for his disapproval, a war of wills ensues. If Raven wouldn’t stop riding for her family, then she won’t for Ryan. Will her decisions drive away the man that she has fallen in love with?
Raven has a lot to deal with from all directions. Will she be able to keep everything under control, or will it all come crashing down around her?
Lady Guardians: The Ultimate Risk will be available on October 29th, but you can pre-order your copy now on Amazon:
Good morning!!! Resisting Temptation, the second book from the Into You series, is now available! The second book of the series chronicles the relationship between Reece and Troy, as they try to resist each other while working at Suds -Richmond.
This book is a bit different from Into You, as Reece and Troy have a love/hate relationship throughout the story, but it does have the same daily issues from Suds- Richmond as it did from Suds- Harrison in Into You.
Here is an extended excerpt from the story as Reece and Troy meet for the first time:
After the three and half hour drive, I arrived in Houston late that night. I was able to unpack and relax before my first day of work at Suds. Honestly, I was nervous about going there, mainly because of meeting Troy. After all of the stories Vanessa told me, I tried not to judge him, but I don’t know if I want to be working for someone that is basically an ass. I have dealt with a lot of men who felt they could control women because they work under them. For me, I’m not going to fall for this man’s antics. Even now, as I was standing in the lobby of Suds, staring at the man who was going to be my boss, I had to admit, he did look good, but I wouldn’t touch him if he was the last man on Earth.
I looked at him, as his hand went through his jet black hair. It was cropped, but was a little long in the front, as he pushed some away from his face. His skin was pecan-colored and smooth. Even from his Suds uniform, he looked as if he worked out. His cocky ass knew he looked good, which was an even bigger turn off for me.
“Is your cousin always so mean?” Troy asked.
“Since I’ve known her.”
Troy gave a wide grin, which didn’t impress me at all. If he’s trying to flirt with me, he’s going to have to try a little harder.
“Are you just going to stare at me, or are you going to show me around the store?”
Jamarcus tried not to laugh as he turned his back to us. Troy didn’t know what to say as he cleared his throat.
“Yeah, let’s go.”
“Cool. It was nice meeting you, Jamarcus.”
He nodded as he continued ringing up another customer.
“Jamarcus seems real cool.” I said as I fell into step with Troy. We were walking down the hall to go towards the exit.
“He is. He’s the best assistant manager I’ve had since I’ve been here, and I have had several.”
He opened the door for me as I thanked him before walking outside.
“Have you been to any of the Suds locations before?” Troy asked.
“I’ve been to the location that Vanessa worked at.”
“As you can see, this location is laid out differently from the Harrison location.”
“I’ve noticed that. The restaurant is in the back and the salon is in the middle.”
“Yeah; but the policies are all the same. We still do the Item of the Month, which you can receive commission on…”
“Wait, wait, wait. Why would I need to know about the Item of the Month? I’m not running the register.”
Troy gave me a cocky grin, which made me a bit irritated.
“Oh, so Vanessa didn’t tell you that you’ll be running the register too. Since I just lost a cashier.”
I gave him the death stare. “You’re joking,”
“I’m not joking. You see Jamarcus running the register, so until you find someone, you have to be a cashier.”
I took a deep breath, ready to kill Vanessa. Of course she didn’t tell me that! She just said I’ll be handling the logistics of the store, not being a cashier!
“Wow, your own cousin just played you.”
“I’m sure she was going to mention it. Eventually.”
Troy laughed. “Whatever. Anyway, let me show you around the facility and then we can go to the office to look over some paperwork.”
I nodded as he walked away from me. I was still stunned about the news he just gave me, but if I have to be both the office manager and cashier, then Vanessa and Mark better be paying me double for doing two jobs.
Once he showed me the facility, we went back inside to the office, where I sat in the seat in front of his desk. He motioned for me to come over so I could stand closer to him.
“You’re not going to be able to see anything from over there.”
“I’m sure I still can.”
“Are you afraid to stand close to me?” He flirtatiously asked.
“I’m not, but I prefer to sit right here.”
Troy gave a cocky grin, which was starting to irritate me. The man might be sexy, but his attitude was very annoying. He’s full of himself, which not going to fly with me.
“Suit yourself. Anyway, everything you need to know about the system will be available on an app which I’ll give you the sign-on for to access. With the app, you can do payroll, reports, and check on the daily sale totals.”
“What about the store bills?”
“That will be in this file cabinet.” Troy said as he pointed to the black cabinet behind him.
“So, who was doing all the paperwork when Rosario got promoted?”
He sighed. “I was, so if you need to ask any questions, then just let me know.”
I nodded. “Okay.”
“That’s pretty much all you need to know, the job is pretty simple.”
“It sounds like it is.”
“Trust me, it is.”
He licked his lips, which made me feel some type of way. One of the things I love about a man is his lips, and Troy definitely has them; but I wasn’t falling for that. He knew what he was doing, so I wasn’t going to play this game with him.
“Troy, if you think that I’m going to be like these other females here, then you’re wrong. I’m here to do a job, not become one of your groupies.”
“Who said that I was dating anyone here?”
I laughed. “You really think I’m stupid? I know all about your after-work, or should I say during work, escapades. I’m here to keep your ass in line, so focus on that instead of mine.”
Troy looked taken aback by what I’d just said. I leaned back in my seat and smiled.
“So, whatever plan you have to get me into your bed is not going to work with me. I’m just here to work, nothing more.”
Troy nodded. “Alright then, Reece. Believe what you want, but it was never my intention to try to sleep with you.”
I gave him an unconvinced look and he shook his head. “Whatever you say, Troy. Now, are there any bills that need to be paid now?”
He shook his head. “They’re all current, unless you want to check the ledger.”
“I would like to,”
He got up as I continued to look at him. Now that I have made my presence known, maybe he can do his damn job. I hope.
If you have not read the first story, it is available only on Amazon:
And of course, let me know what you think of the story and the characters. There will be a third installment of the series, which will be released in 2019. 🙂