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The Devil You Know, Part III #52weeks52stories

Week 13! 😉👍

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Sally laughed as Frankie spun her around in circles, elated over the news she was expecting their first child.

The scene changed before a confused Sally… and she and her husband were sitting in Mañana’s. She remembered that’s where they had dinner to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary.

Her head throbbed as the scene changed again and she was staring at herself in the mirror of a large bath.

She knew this place too. The linen wallpaper covered in delicate coral shells and the porcelain wash basins covered in the same shells had been two of the things she most admired at the Montage Kapalua Bay resort on Maui.

Sally didn’t understand what was happening to her. Seven years had passed since she and Frankie celebrated their silver wedding anniversary in Hawaii.

Frankie.

Sally rushed into the bedroom, breathing a sigh of relief when she saw her husband resting in bed.

His back was to her and she snuggled up close behind him.

“Sorry, I took so long, honey. I’m back.”

Receiving no response from Frankie, Sally rose up on one elbow and peered over his shoulder.

“C’mon, Frankie. You can’t be asleep already.”

Annoyed, she grabbed his shoulder, rolling him onto his back.

The scream froze in her throat as she stared down into her husband’s lifeless eyes.

via The Devil You Know, Part III #52weeks52stories

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#Spotlight “Sacred Amulet Duet” by Kiru Taye

 

Title: Outcast & Sacrifice
Series: Sacred Amulet Duet
Author: Kiru Taye
Genre: Paranormal /
Fantasy / Romance
OUTCAST (Sacred Amulet, Part 1)
Ugo’ji is an outcast, an untouchable. She lives on the fringe of society as the lowest of the low, a living sacrifice to the gods. The only person she interacts with is her aged grandmother who nurtures her powerful gift of healing. Until the day she meets Ebube a strange warrior to their lands. He ignites a yearning
within her she’s unable to ignore.
Ebube is drawn to the young maiden with the emerald green eyes who possesses the body of a goddess and the healing touch of an angel. But he is forbidden from mating with a human and the consequence is the wrath of the gods.
Moreover he is on a mission. If he fails, the gates of hell will be opened and the earth plunged into darkness. He cannot stay and she cannot go with him.
EXCERPT
A twig snapped. Ebube froze for a heartbeat. Unsure of what was approaching, he
reached for his scabbard still strapped to his hips.  Without making a noise, he withdrew the
dagger in a slow fluid motion. The trees and shrubs around him provided some
cover for him. He wouldn’t be seen until he was ready to attack.
Footsteps walked in his direction. Human? Knife poised to strike, he manoeuvred his
aching body into a crouching position.
As the leaves of the shrubs in front of him parted, he swung his leg out tripping
the creature. The person tumbled down onto the ground beside him and he
pounced, his dagger already on its downward motion.
Then he froze.
It was a young woman.
“No!”
Her scream rent the air as his arm stopped mid-swing. His grip on his weapon
tightened. His other hand held her side down firmly. Soft, smooth, warm skin
trembled beneath his palm.
He stared at her, fixated by her allure. The shape of her face reminded him of an
eagle’s egg, beautiful and fragile, full of inner strength. Eyes the vibrant
green of okra twirled in the cream of ukwa stared back at him with fright. They
held him captive and he fell into their depths, barely aware of his increased
breathing and heart rate.
Mine.
For the first time today, his spirit beast roused, alert and pushing to get to
the fore.
What?
The feral creature living in him had just laid claim to the maiden which made
her…  Mine. The word whispered again in his mind.
This girl was his bond mate? The woman destined to be his life partner? This
couldn’t be. She was human. Her life force undulated beneath his skin as proof.
He was Ure, part human and part god. A supernatural being. He wasn’t permitted to
bond with humans.
But his spirit beast had never risen before without the amulet to connect them. Yet
it had done so on this occasion.


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SACRIFICE (Sacred Amulet, Part 2)
Mating an outcast requires a blood sacrifice.
Ebube has rejoined his warriors on the hunt for the sacred amulet but his heart is left behind with Ugo. He’s focused on completing his task and returning to her quickly.
Ugo has found a new confidence since Ebube’s departure. After saving a child’s
life, she is now in demand for her skills and those who had previously ignored
her now take an interest in her. Her quiet moments are preoccupied by thoughts of Ebube’s return.
But the gods are not so forgiving or forgetful and they will demand a high price for Ebube’s and Ugo’s disobedience.
EXCERPT
Ebube’s favourite dream involved waking with Ugo beside him in his home on the Amauwa
settlement.
There they had a good, simple, and happy life. Peace in the realms and the warriors
at home.
She placed a kiss to his face, the tip of his nose and his closed eyelid before
whispering, “good morning.”
Half befuddled with sleep he reached for her, hand settling on her hip as he
struggled to stay still, needing her in ways that he couldn’t always express.
“The morning is good because you are here,” he replied in a voice still gruff from
the night.
“You are awake,” her voice was filled with amusement.
“I am now.” He cracked his eyes open and filled them with a vision of Ugo dappled
in dawn’s grey light.
A smile played on her lips even as strands of her braided hair brushed over her
shoulders and plump breasts.
He trailed his hand down her smooth back over the curve of her waist to her wide hips
and pliant buttocks swell over long legs that he now pulled down on either side
of his so that she sat astride of him.
In the time that he’d known her, her body had ripened from that of a girl into a
woman.
He had always been a man ready to go to war to protect the realms. Ready to put
himself in danger and journey to whatever lands his missions took him.
Now he wanted to stay close to Ugo. To have her as a constant in his life. He
couldn’t imagine a future without her. A mate to share highs and lows and make
family.
“Now that you’re awake, my warrior, what would you like?” She rolled her bum over
his groin.
His breath hitched as he hardened.
“Precious,” the endearment was hardly more than a groan on his lips.
She had never been this bold before.
He glanced up to find her smirking as she rolled her hips again. “Yes, my warrior.
I have exactly what you want.”
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“Password (Nightforce Book 1)” by Staci Troilo

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Password (Nightforce Book 1)

by Staci Troilo

Genre: Mystery & Suspense/Military/Romance

2.99 at time of posting!

Some passwords protect more than just secrets.

Danny Caruso was glad to be back in the United States, back to his regular job. Back to his comfortable routine of all work and no play. But when his friend Mac asks a favor of him, he can’t refuse. He owes the guy everything. So he accepts the job, even though it means a twenty-four/seven protection detail guarding a particularly exacerbating—and beautiful—woman.

Braelyn Edwards is careful to stay out of the spotlight, preferring to hide in the background and skip the trappings of a vibrant social life. But her privacy is threatened when there’s an attempt on her life and a bodyguard is foisted on her. Compounding problems? He doesn’t just want to protect her. He wants to investigate every detail of her life, starting with her top-secret job.

Danny casts his sights on Charlie Park, her coworker, her partner… the one man who knows all Braelyn’s secrets. She’s frustrated by the distrust until she realizes jealousy fuels Danny’s suspicions as much as instinct and proof. One of them is right about Charlie—but by the time they figure it out, it may be too late to save their relationship. And Braelyn’s life.

 

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“The Return of Rafe MacKade” by Nora Roberts

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The Return of Rafe MacKade (MacKade Brothers)

by Nora Roberts

Genre: Romance/Family Life/Small Town

1.99 at time of posting!

Don’t miss the first book in the beloved MacKade brothers series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts!

Ten years after disappearing from Antietam, Maryland, the bad boy Rafe MacKade has come home. Cleaned up and successful now—though still dangerously good-looking—Rafe’s return sets tongues wagging. But Rafe is not going to let a few gossips stop him from his dream. With the help of Regan Jones, who owns the local antique shop, he is restoring the old Barlow house into an inn. Working in such close quarters has Regan struggling to resist Rafe’s charms. Though she claims she doesn’t want to get involved with a rebel, Rafe’s pretty sure that her reaction to their sizzling kisses suggests otherwise…

Originally published in 1995.

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“Address to Die For ( A Maggie McDonald Mystery)” by Mary Feliz

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Address to Die For (A Maggie McDonald Mystery)

by Mary Feliz

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Animals/Crafts & Hobbies

99¢ at time of posting!

For professional organizer Maggie McDonald, moving her family into a new home should be the perfect organizational challenge. But murder was definitely not on the to-do list . . .

Maggie McDonald has a penchant for order that isn’t confined to her clients’ closets, kitchens, and sock drawers. As she lays out her plan to transfer her family to the hundred-year-old house her husband, Max, has inherited in the hills above Silicon Valley, she has every expectation for their new life to fall neatly into place. But as the family bounces up the driveway of their new home, she’s shocked to discover the house’s dilapidated condition. When her husband finds the caretaker face-down in their new basement, it’s the detectives who end up moving in. What a mess! While the investigation unravels and the family camps out in a barn, a killer remains at large—exactly the sort of loose end Maggie can’t help but clean up . . .

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“A Murder in Milburn, The Complete 12-Book Series” by Nancy McGovern

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A Murder in Milburn, The Complete Series: 12 Book Box Set w/Delicious Recipes

by Nancy McGovern

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense/Culinary/Anthology

99¢ at time of posting!

THE BOX SET IS HERE! AND FOR A LIMITED TIME IT IS JUST 99 CENTS!

ALL 12 of Nancy McGovern’s popular Culinary Cozy Mystery books from “A Murder In Milburn” are finally together in a single bundle…

…with 12 delicious recipes straight out of Nora’s “Madness Diner Cookbook”!

MORE THAN 1,500 PAGES of fun characters & intriguing whodunits!

INCLUDES:
Death At A Diner
Death Of A Deputy
Death In The Library
Death Under The Fireworks
Death By Ice Cream
Death At The Zoo
Death At A Wedding
Death Of A Psychic
Death At A B & B
Death On Social Media
Death Of A Rock Star
Death On Bingo Night

PLUS 2 FREE BOOKS from Nancy’s “Bluebell Knopps” & “Slice of Paradise” series AND a Sneak Peak at her brand new “Comfort Cakes Cozy Mysteries” series!

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FROM BOOK 1:
Nora Newberry has been working to make her dreams come true and finally, after 10 years, it’s time! She’s moved back to her hometown of Milburn, Wyoming, and, together with her lifelong best friend, Raquel Madden, is opening the diner they’ve been planning since high school. Life couldn’t be better…and it’s time to celebrate!

Sadly, the celebration doesn’t last long. Just three days before the diner is set to open its doors, Raquel is found murdered. And with no clear motive and little cooperation from the townspeople, Nora is thrown into a murder investigation that just may cause her to lose her own life.

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“Cursed Bear: A Shifters in Love Fun & Flirty Romance” by Harmony Raines

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Cursed Bear: A Shifters in Love Fun & Flirty Romance (Silverbacks and Second Chances Book 1)

by Harmony Raines

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Werewolves & Shifters

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Twenty-five years ago, Cath’s husband walked out of her life, leaving her to raise two sons alone. She threw herself into raising her boys and showered them with love.

Her sense of betrayal ran deep. After all, Hector had told her they were true mates, fated to be together forever. Now, another man is telling her the same thing.

Can she believe in fate again? Can she risk opening her heart once more?

She’s here. Catherine. His Catherine, the woman who Julius recognized as his mate on the exact same day she married another man.

Catherine, the woman he named his hotel after. The woman he never stopped longing for.

Is it too late for them? Or can this silverback bear shifter claim his mate, and hold onto her, even when fate has one more surprise to play on them?

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