Is the love of a bad man as fulfilling as that of a
good man—if he’s good to you?
The fantasy for most women is the happily ever
after, the white knight or the prince charming. Or maybe they imagine the hero
swoops in to save them from their mundane existence. But what happens if you
catch the attention of the villain instead? Tiffany aka Karma is about to find
Karma isn’t just a name; it’s a way of life for an
exotic dancer with a taste for vigilante justice. She should have been more
careful though, because her deeds haven’t gone completely unnoticed. A man who
isn’t quite human, with the predilection for destruction, has set his sights on
her. His brand of love is tainted…twisted, and Karma is powerless to resist.
His muddy gaze slid over me with disdain
and his lips curled up into a sneer. “You really didn’t think I was going to
let you get away with that, did you?”
Internally I was trying to quickly come
up with a plan. I wasn’t some preternaturally gifted being of some sort, not
that those existed. Sure I took martial arts and self-defense but...in real
life being about a foot shorter than this guy put me at a huge disadvantage. I
usually used surprise...and weapons to even those kinds of odds. I was lacking
both of those at the moment. I donned the best fake smile I could muster. “Get
away with what? I told you I’m not for sale. You got what you paid for.”
The kid’s eyes narrowed and hostility
rolled off of him in waves. “You led me on. You made me think—”
“I never led you on for even a second.
You paid for and I gave you time in the private room with me where you received
a very up close and personal dance that lasted the span of a few songs. I told
you before, my sexual favors aren’t for sale. Whatever you’ve heard about me or
any of the other girls at Club Elite is a lie. This isn’t that kind of place.”
I crossed my arms over my chest and attempted to make it seem like he wasn’t
intimidating me. How the hell did he get past the security downstairs and
know where to find me?
He rushed at me, letting me know that
our little tête-à-tête was over. I dropped my bag and made myself ready. I
can do this. Just pretend— My inner pep talk was cut off as I was tackled
to the ground and all the air left my lungs. I strained my neck muscles to keep
the impact on my head as little as possible. I tried to bring my knee up
between his legs but he was already pinning me with his full body weight. I
head butted him instead. My forehead made contact with his nose and he screamed
in tandem with the loud crunching noise the blow made. Blood spurted everywhere
and he rolled off of me. He recovered more quickly than I expected and stars
danced in front of my eyes when his fist connected with the side of my face. I
collapsed onto my back and blinked dazedly. Taking a full out punch was
something I’d never done before. It didn’t feel good, to say the least, and it
was more difficult to shake off than people in movies always made it seem.
D.T. Dyllin is a bestselling author who writes both
paranormal and contemporary romance. Anything with a love story is her
kryptonite. Her obsession with affairs-of-the-heart is what first drove her to
begin twisting her own tales of scorching romance.
D.T. was born and raised in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. (Black & Gold for life, baby!) She now lives in Little Rock,
Arkansas with her husband and two spoiled German Shepherds.
Please Note--this book contains some adult language,
partial sex scenes, and recommended to readers ages 18+ only.
Anna and her daughter, Katy, are uprooted from their
Atlanta home when they become unexpected recipients of Rocky Top Inn, a family
estate, in Riverbend Way, Tennessee. Anna loses patience with her ex's demands
while being harassed by his fiancee, a bonifide ice queen. The chance for a new
beginning draws her into fulfilling an aunt's dying wish while an overwhelming
desire for her former boss, Jake Ivers, unravels any doubt that soul mates
While traveling through remote parts of the country
as a wildlife photographer, Jake Ivers lands an assignment in the small
mountain town of Riverbend Way. He soon finds himself wading in way over his
head. Becoming the town handyman, consoling his nephew, being targeted by
animals and threatened by an old lady with as much money as Bill Gates, was not
part of his original plan. To top it off, there's the issue of convincing Anna
she has his heart.
Will their friendship last beyond a season or could
this summer prove to be a stroke of serendipity?
Laurie Kozlowski Bio:
Laurie Kozlowski resides in Northeast Georgia with
her daughter and husband. Having small town roots, she’s intrigued with the
charm, drama, and humor of the south, often weaving those themes into the
fiction she writes. Her first contemporary romance book, Serendipity Summer, is
the first of four books in the Riverbend Way Series. The Riverbend Way Series
is contemporary small-town romance fiction. The series touches on serious
modern day issues, a twist of earthy and sometimes bawdy humor, and a heavy dose
of love. Laurie enjoys incorporating family-centered themes and stories
including friendship, hope, and healing. When not writing, she loves to make
music and jewelry, picnic near the river, or catch the latest comedy or drama
flick at a local cinema. She hangs out mostly on Twitter @LaurieKozlowski when
she isn’t caring for her daughter, writing, or driving her husband crazy.
Kara Thorn had always been the confident one until the fateful day her heart was shattered. She lost the one person she thought would never walk away….
Devon McGraw, the man who had promised her forever.
When Kara returns to her hometown for a wedding, fate intervenes throwing her and Devon together once again. Their chemistry is stronger than ever before, but Devon is not the same guy that Kara fell in love with. The man he’d become had a past, and it was complicated.
He wanted a week, but Kara wants forever.
Will Kara forgive Devon’s past or will her own ruin any chance of her finding forever?
**Finding Forever is an Interconnected Standalone in The Chasing Series. Each book features a different couple.**
Devon in faded jeans and a ratty T-shirt was a sight to behold, but give this man a pair of dark gray slacks and a white dress shirt… well, his beauty left me speechless. He stopped to stand in front of me. The top button on his shirt was left undone, hinting at the dark, crisp, chest hair that peeked through the v against the whiteness of the shirt; the tip edges of the red and orange tattooed flames caught my eye. Someone else might not have noticed, but I noticed everything about Devon. Shirtless, that tattoo spanned his right shoulder and ended along the thick curve of his neck.
His eyes dipped, slowly taking in my appearance from head to toe. My breath caught. “That shade of pink is the exact same color as your…”
My hand covered his mouth muffling the rest of his words before he could finish saying it out loud. His lips curved into a grin against my palm. My cheeks felt flushed, and feeling his warm breath against my skin made me want to whimper. “Please don’t say it,” I whispered, staring up at him with pleading eyes. I didn’t think I could take it. His icy eyes danced mischievously.
He nodded in reply to my request. His fingers curled around my wrist. He gently drew my hand aside. Beneath his fingertips, my pulse hammered. “I was going to say lipstick, Kara.” He smirked. I rolled my eyes at him. Sure, he was.
Linda Oaks has always had a passion for books. At the age of five, she was a book of the month club member. Her love for books eventually led her to a love of writing. She resides in Eastern Kentucky with her husband, two children, three dogs and a pet rabbit named Dozer. She can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Wattpad and Instagram. She can be also be reached by mail at email@example.com. She loves connecting with her readers.
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