InkSlinger Presents: 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Nine

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We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Day Launch for 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Nine, brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights. Introducing Discovery authors Melanie Harlow and Lili Valente, the Bundle contains 6 novellas, including novellas from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Carrie Ann Ryan, Heather Graham, Jennifer Probst, and Christopher Rice! Grab your copy of this incredible bundle today!

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About 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Nine:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Carrie Ann Ryan, Heather Graham, Jennifer Probst, Christopher Rice, and introducing Melanie Harlow and Lili Valente.


My Thoughts

This latest collection brings together the best authors fiction has to offer.  With stories which run the gambit from the suspenseful to the sublime.
Whether it is love reclaimed, a supernatural murder mystery, or forever love's "happily ever after."
1001 Dark Nights:  Bundle Nine has the perfect story for you!

Six Dark Tales. Six Sensual Stories. Six Page Turners.
Hidden Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan Hailey Monroe knows the world isn’t always fair, but she’s picked herself up from the ashes before. Sloane Gordon lived through the worst kinds of hell yet the temptation next door sends him to another level. He’s kept his distance but when she comes to him with a proposition, he’ll do everything in his power to protect her.

 Blood on the Bayou by Heather Graham When a family friend receives a message from the Blood Bayou killer—It's your turn to pay, blood on the bayou—he comes to Danni Cafferty for help. Cafferty and Quinn soon realize that a gruesome local history is being repeated. They find themselves in a fight to save not just a friend, but, perhaps, their very own lives.  

Searching for Mine by Jennifer Probst Connor Dunkle knows what he wants in a woman, and it’s the three B’s. Beauty. Body. Boobs. Other women need not apply. Ella Blake is a single mom and a professor at the local Verily college. When sparks fly, neither of them are ready to face their true feelings, but will love teach them the ultimate lesson of all?  

Dance of Desire by Christopher Rice From New York Times bestselling author Christopher Rice, comes a steamy, emotional tale of forbidden romance between a woman struggling to get her life on its feet and the gorgeous cowboy her father kept her from marrying years before.

Some Sort of Happy by Melanie Harlow Skylar Nixon. She’s even more beautiful than I remember. Ten years ago she was an impossible dream, and now she’s right here in front of me, offering everything I ever wanted. But happiness never lasts, not for someone like me. Sebastian Pryce. He’s the most complicated, frustrating, beautiful man I’ve ever met, and my body craves his with a hunger I’ve never known. My heart is his completely. Why won’t he let me in?  

Magnificent Bastard by Lili Valente Face it, ladies: love sucks and then you cry…while your ex rides off into the sunset banging your best friend. But why let a break-up end in tears when it can end with sweet revenge? Enter Magnificent Bastard Consulting and me, chief executive bastard. With the help of my virtual assistant, I’ve built an empire giving broken-hearted women the vengeance they deserve, while keeping myself far from the front lines of the heart. Until my virtual assistant shows up on my real doorstep for the first time, begging for a Magnificent Bastard intervention of her own.
Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic. 

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About the 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Nine Authors-

Carrie Ann Ryan - headshot  About Carrie Ann Ryan: New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan never thought she’d be a writer. Not really. No, she loved math and science and even went on to graduate school in chemistry. Yes, she read as a kid and devoured teen fiction and Harry Potter, but it wasn’t until someone handed her a romance book in her late teens that she realized that there was something out there just for her. When another author suggested she use the voices in her head for good and not evil, The Redwood Pack and all her other stories were born. Carrie Ann is a bestselling author of over twenty novels and novellas and has so much more on her mind (and on her spreadsheets *grins*) that she isn’t planning on giving up her dream anytime soon.

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Heather Graham - headshot  About Heather Graham: New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Heather Graham has always been an avid reader, from classics to sci-fi, mystery, horror, thriller, romance, and all kinds of non-fiction. She’s fairly certain that her mom’s deliciously crazy family–arriving in the US a bit before her birth from Ireland–gave her the love of storytelling. She started out in theater and commercials, but once her children began to arrive, she stayed home and gave writing a try. She’s incredibly grateful to be doing what she’s doing for a living. Heather belongs to MWA, RWA, Sisters in Crime, HWA, and ITW, and has the recipient of the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award, a Silver Bullet for charitable works, and this year, she will receive the Thriller Master title from ITW. She has over 200 novels in print, and has been published in 22 languages.  

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Jennifer Probst - headshot  About Jennifer Probst: Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again. She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean. She is the New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012, and spent 26 weeks on the New York Times. Her work has been translated in over a dozen countries, sold over a million copies, and was dubbed a “romance phenom” by Kirkus Reviews. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team on her website. Sign up for her newsletter for a chance to win a gift card each month and receive exclusive material and giveaways.

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Christopher Rice - headshot  About Christopher Rice: After publishing four New York Times bestselling thrillers by the age of 30 and being declared one of People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive, award-winning writer Christopher Rice became the first author to make his erotic romance debut part of the 1,001 DARK NIGHTS series. THE FLAME: A Desire Exchange Novella kicked off a steamy new series set in New Orleans, featuring magical candles and a sexy new breed of supernatural beings, The Radiants, who are devoted to helping heroes and heroines realize their heart’s desire. THE FLAME earned accolades from some of the biggest names in erotic romance and was quickly followed up by THE SURRENDER GATE: A Desire Exchange Novel, available from Evil Eye Concepts as a Blue Box Special. Aside from authoring eight works of dark suspense, Christopher is also the co-host and executive producer of THE DINNER PARTY SHOW WITH CHRISTOPHER RICE & ERIC SHAW QUINN, all the episodes of which can be downloaded at and from iTunes. Make sure you’re subscribed to The Dinner Party Show’s You Tube channel to receive their newest content in 2016. Photography credit: NANCY ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY

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  About Melanie Harlow: USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow likes her heels high, her martini dry, and her history with the naughty bits left in. She’s the author of AFTER WE FALL, MAN CANDY, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series (contemporary romance), the FRENCHED series (contemporary romance) and the SPEAK EASY duet (historical romance). She writes from her home outside of Detroit, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and one insane rabbit.      

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Lili Valente - headshot  About Lili Valente: USA Today bestselling author Lili Valente writes both naughty things and funny things (that are also naughty). She has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale. These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.      

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InkSlinger Presents: TITAN WORLD'S Twisted Desire


We're so excited to host a day on the blog tour for TITAN WORLD, featuring Cristin Harber and ten authors writing in Cristin Harber's Titan world. The book being featured today is TWISTED DESIRE by Sharon Kay! Check out an excerpt below.

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twisted-coverAbout TWISTED DESIRE by Sharon Kay From New York Times bestselling author Cristin Harber and Award-winning author Sharon Kay comes an exciting collaboration… Rhys MacLeod is a warrior first and a hacker second. Preserving the balance of power among supernatural beings is his prime directive, as well as keeping it far from human eyes. The discovery of a man killed by magical force on a Chicago street lands him on an op he didn't expect. He's good, but solving this crime requires a call to the best of the best. Parker Black of Titan Group never met a network he couldn't infiltrate. Along with Titan team member Locke Oliver and Megan, a scientist who witnessed the murder, they uncover a maze of encrypted files and unethical DNA manipulation. Rhys is duty bound to keep all supernatural details hidden from his human friends, so identifying the killer becomes more complicated when clues indicate the perp isn't human. And when the murderer shows up at their location, every second counts before its true nature is revealed.
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My Thoughts
Sharon Kay blends the best of both worlds in her supernaturally paranormal urban fantasy Twisted Desire. As a member of The Watchers, an underground organization which specializes in the location and proper dispensation of rogue and dangerous supernaturals.  Rhys McCloud know a thing or two about keeping secrets.

But when the grizzly murder of an affluent human  takes place in downtown Chicago, which reeks of demon involvement.
Rhys wastes no time in calling in the best of the best human tacticians.  His friends from the Titan Group. 
The further that Rhys and the team delve into the details of the crime however.  The more that it becomes apparent that things on both the human and the supe side are far more complicated than either side expects.  Making the solving of this crime, a mission within a mission for Rhys, and a mission of the heart for Titan Team member Locke Oliver.

Twisted Desire combines all of the imagination and fantasy of the supernatural with all of the badassery and covert activities that Titan World is famous for.  
And of course...there is the romance.

This story is in fact, a twofer on the romance department.  First, showcasing the ill-fated human/demon romance in the main plot.  With the unexpected attraction between Locke and scientist hottie, Megan rounding things out.

Twisted Desire just serves as proof that Titan World is one that leaves no story element untapped in its search to incorporate the best.  This story is the perfect leap from the super to the supernatural in just over 100 pages.  

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She sipped some kind of flavored chai latte thing and dug into a blueberry muffin. “So, I googled Titan last night.” “Yeah?” The combination of her soft voice and direct statement sounded sexy, though Locke knew the Titan website was anything but. It was slick and basic. All vital details went through Jared Westin, who seemed to know everything important going on in the world at any given time. “What’d ya think?” She gave him a piercing look “I can’t tell exactly what you do. You said private investigation last night, but the site has a lot of stuff that…” He studied her with a half smile, waiting to see how she would describe the glossed over version of Titan’s work. “Well, it’s like out of an action movie. Or the news. Government stuff going on in the Middle East…security, risk management.” Her brows knit together. “I don’t really get it, but maybe I shouldn’t.” “All you need to know is we protect those who need it, and lock up the ones who cause harm.” She tilted her head. “Do you go all over the world doing this stuff?” “Yup.” “Like where?” “Europe. Africa. Middle East.” He took a swig of his coffee. “Middle East,” she repeated with a hushed, awed tone. “With terrorists?” He nodded. She didn’t need to hear details. “Jesus,” she murmured, barely audible. “And now you’re stuck babysitting me.” He shook his head. “Not babysitting. Someone at your workplace was brutally murdered and Christ, Megan, you’re a witness. We’re not gonna let anything happen to you.” “I-I really don’t think that person—or whatever it was—saw me.” “Doesn’t matter. We don’t know, and until we do, we’ll keep you safe. And you’re helping us out. Trying to read those files.” She frowned. “I don’t feel like I helped much.” He reached across the table to cover her small hand with his. “Trust me, you did.” Hell, she kept her cool when others would have screamed or panicked. Instead, Megan had dug into Jerry’s files with an interest he could only watch in awe, rattling off cell-count-this and electrolyte-that. Her eyes met his as a tiny smile tilted her lips. She didn’t pull her hand away, but twisted it in his. With her other fingers, she lightly traced his knuckles. “Do you flirt with all the girls you protect?” “No.” That was the god’s honest truth. Better not to fuck the job, as his boss Rocco liked to warn. But something about this tiny, smart-as-hell woman got under his skin. Never mind that he’d known her less than a day.

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About Sharon Kay

Sharon Kay writes award-winning fiction and can never get enough reading time. She loves winter and black coffee, and is endlessly inspired to write kick-ass heroines and the men strong enough to capture their hearts. Sharon lives in the Chicago area with her husband and son, and one weekend the idea for her Lash Watchers and tough leading ladies formed in her head, refusing to stay quiet until she put pen to paper. Her characters tend to keep her up at night, as they banter, fall in love, and slay endless varieties of power-hungry demons.

InkSlinger PR Presents: Any Time, Any Place

9781501124266Title:  Any Time, Any Place
Series: (The Billionaire Builders #2)
Author:  Jennifer Probst
Format:  Print
Length:  372 pages
Publisher:  Gallery Books
Rating:  4.5 Stars

 HGTV’s Property Brothers meets The Marriage Bargain in this second volume in the Billionaire Builders series, an all-new heart-wrenching and sexy contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst.
When she was a teen, Raven Bella Stratton’s father was killed in a horrible car crash. The bigger shock was the discovery of a woman with him—Diana Pierce—and their two fully packed suitcases with airline tickets to Paris. Devastated by her father’s betrayal, Raven went to live with her aunt, never truly overcoming the traumatic event. When she discovers that the mysterious woman had a family with a husband and three boys, Raven vows to leave the memory of her father behind.
Until Dalton Pierce visits one night and suddenly her past challenges her future…
Leaving his life in California behind to run Pierce Construction with his two older brothers, Dalton Pierce has enjoyed returning home and studying his passion of woodworking. But when he visits the local bar with his brothers one evening, he’s immediately drawn to the smart-mouthed, badass, sexy bartender who sets his body on fire. Unfortunately, she doesn’t seem as intrigued by him, and his multiple advances are met with rejection. When he offers to restore the bar back to its original glory, he begins to work with her on a daily basis, and falls harder. His plan of seduction slowly weaves a web around them both, until they are caught up in the spell. But Dalton doesn’t know the secret that can either destroy them both…or finally mend two broken hearts.


“Im a thirsty man, darlin. Got a tall, cool one for me?”
She already knew the man attached to the voice but couldnt believe the punch of heat between them when she turned. Raven had dated a lot of men. Slept with a lot, too. She knew about dating, flirting, and teasing and wasnt scared of anything. She knew about dirty, delicious, mind-blowing sex. She knew about mornings after and speedy Batman disappearances in the ugly dawn light. But this man wiped all her expertise away with one bat of those dark lashes or a tug of those full lips.
Dalton Pierce.
A man shed vowed to hate and the one man she was crazy attracted to.
A man who held the key to a past she didnt want to unlock.
Raven turned and studied him. Cocky, as always. Charming, as usual. He was a visual feast for the female sex and knew it. Tawny, goldstreaked strands, worn long, framed his face. He liked to tie them back or put them in a man bun, which should look ridiculous but only made him that much hotter cause he didnt care. Peacockblue eyes so bright and so deep, if she stared too long shed never come back up for air. Square jaw with sexy scruff to keep him from looking too pretty, and actual dimples when he smiled. The sun had turned his skin tan and a bit rough. His hands were calloused, and he always smelled like varnish, lemon, and a faint hint of Hersheys chocolate. Sawdust clung to his black T-shirt, and his jeans had holes in the knees.
Dalton was the ultimate Achillesheel for any walking, breathing female whod sworn off men. Thank goodness hed never be able to bust through her barriers. They were so thick and tall, hed get bashed in the head each and every time he tried.
Yet the oddest shimmer of connection always sparked to life when they were close. As if the universe was playing the ultimate joke, forcing her to be attracted to the one man she could never be with.
The past surged up like a tsunami and dragged her under.


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My Thoughts
 Raven Bella Stratton has never hated anyone in her life.  At least she has never hated anyone more than she does Diane Peirce.  The woman who she believes stole her father from her, and cost him his life.  When he died in a terrible car crash on his way to a flight to Paris.

Dalton Peirce and his two older brothers hold the same resentment toward Raven's father for his part in the same tragic day that separated them from their beloved mother, and breaking their father's heart.  In one moment, shattering their family forever.  
But both Raven and Dalton are all grown up now, and past wounds can't seem to dampen present attraction.  At least not when it comes to these two.  He can't seem to stay out of her bar, and she can't seem to stay off of his radar.
Will these two seeming fated lovers be able to resolve the shared hurt of their pasts; and explore the hope of mutual happiness in one collective future?  Or is this attraction only an attraction?

Jennifer Probst brings her trademark wit and uncanny knack for penning real world romance to this, the second offering in her runaway success of a series, The Billionaire Builders.
Because leading man, Dalton, and his sultry co-star Raven, share such a complicated past.  There is far less of a set up required here than one would normally expect.  What takes its place however, most times for the better, and a select few for worse, is a very intricate game of cat and mouse.

While this game of sexual, and later emotional "keep away" does leave room for first rate banter, awe inspiring angst, and tremendous sexual tension between the two.  The longer that it lasts, the more that it also works to inspire irritation within the reader.  Who really just wants the two of them to just "pull the damn band-aid off and have sex already."

The afore mentioned issue is only an issue because Mrs. Probst is so adept at convincing her readers just how perfect her imperfect lovers are for each other.  If there had been just one iota of a doubt ANYWHERE...about how Dalton and Raven would and do fit perfectly into each other's lives.  The protracted game of cat and mouse would be warranted.

Cat and mouse aside.  All other   facets  of this novel are flawless.  There is nothing unpraiseworthy 
about this builder's story, hand crafted to restore your belief in true love and custom built "happily ever afters."     

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Jennifer ProbstJennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at


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InkSlingerPR Presents: TITAN WORLD'S Rescued Heart


We're so excited to host a day on the blog tour for TITAN WORLD, featuring Cristin Harber and ten authors writing in Cristin Harber's Titan world. The book being featured today is RESCUED HEART by Tarina Deaton! Check out an excerpt below.

Did you miss what Titan World is all about? Read the announcement here!

About RESCUED HEART by Tarina Deaton

Rescuedheart_finalFrom New York Times best-selling author Cristin Harber and Tarina Deaton comes an exciting collaboration… “Please, Jordan. It’s Emme.” The last thing Major Jordan Grant expected was to be pulled off his unit’s deployment for a civilian mission. But when Titan calls, you answer — especially when the mission is to rescue the younger sister of your childhood best friend. Moments away from death, NGO nurse Emme France could only pray for a miracle. The last person she expected to see in the smoke and dust was Jordan Grant, her teenage crush and litmus test of all the men she’d dated ever since. Lying low at Titan’s exotic Abu Dhabi headquarters while the media furor around her rescue settles, Emme and Jordan explore a mutual attraction that is no longer young and innocent. Days in the desert paradise ignite desire and blur reality…until they return home, where Jordan rejoins his deployed unit and Emme is left alone to reevaluate her life and priorities. Their passion was forged in the fires of combat. Will the home fires be enough to keep the burn alive?
Get your hands on RESCUED HEART and all of the Titan World books now!

“Emme, talk to me.” “I can’t,” she whispered. What could she say? She couldn’t even explain it to herself. “Do you want me to leave?” She moved closer to him and shook her head. That was the last thing she wanted. Jordan made her feel safe. Protected. She knew he wouldn’t let anything happen to her. He’d literally fought for her already. “You’re killing me. I don’t know what to do.” His hands ran up and down her back, trying to sooth her. “Kiss me.” Oh, jeez. Did she really just say that? Is that what she wanted? “Emme—” “Please, Jordan.” She unburied her head. “I want you to kiss me. I need you to. I need to feel something other than all the crap I’m feeling now.” A small furrow appeared between his brows. “Please,” she whispered. His head tilted and hovered a hairsbreadth away from her lips. She slid her hand behind his head, running her fingers over the soft stubble at the base of his neck and pulled him closer. His lips were firm but gentle. She didn’t want gentle. She wanted to feel. She wanted to feel him. Opening her mouth, she touched her tongue to his lips. His sharp inhale signaled his surprise and he groaned. “Emme.” “More.” She pressed her mouth against his again. He reciprocated and his tongue laved her bottom lip before delving into her mouth to tangle with hers. She moaned and pressed closer, closing the distance between their bodies. Now she realized why he’d kept some space between them. His erection nudged her lower stomach through their pajama bottoms. She threw her leg over his hips, eliciting a deep groan. He ended their kiss, pressing his forehead against hers. His breathing was harsh. Tortured. “Emme, we have to stop.” “No, we don’t.” She tried to pull him back to her mouth, but he resisted. “You’ve just gone through a horrible experience. I know you’re feeling a lot of confusing emotions, but this isn’t the way to handle them.” “You don’t understand. You might think you do, but you don’t. All my power was stripped from me. I was beaten and tossed around like I was trash. I need to feel something good. I need to have hands on me that don’t bring me pain.”  


My Thoughts

The last thing that Major Jordan Grant ever expected to see when he walked into his CO's office, was the very worried face of his best friend.  Moreover, the very last thing that he wanted to hear was that the sister of his best friend, now a nurse working in war torn Africa.  Was being held for ransom by terrorists.
The first thing that he, and members of the  Titan group want to do is get her back.
They may be in it for the mission.
But he's in it for love!

This is a love story made for today's reader.  Overflowing with realism, grit, and heart.  This tale of a childhood spark rekindled is sweet, compelling, and one that reader hearts and minds will find hard to let go.

The strength and fortitude that both Jordan and Emme exhibit during battle, serve them will long after the dust has settled and the echoes of gunfire are but a distant memory.
When the two must navigate an even more treacherous and uncertain minefield.  That of the heart.

While neither of the two combatants in this war of emotions is willing or able to fight the overwhelming attraction that they feel for each other.  Each is willing to grant no quarter to the other on emotional grounds.
After two weeks together, filled with mindblowing sex, intimacy, and healing.  Jordan is once again called away on deployment, and Emme's fears about the validity of his feelings for her are allowed to resurface.

This is a story in which the drama never stops.  Instead only slowing a bit to change from the physical stressors of life and death, to the emotional and psychological ones of PTSD, and relationships.  While the sex scenes found here are molten hot.  Each one bears a very significant weight within the framework of this plot.  Because it is here that the true depth and breath of Jordan's and Emme's connection to each other is truly expressed.

The writing, pacing, and character development found here are exceptional.  Meriting any work from this author a permanent place on this reviewer's shelves.  As well as automatic auto-buy status.



About Tarina Deaton

Tarina has spent her entire life in and around the military - first as a dependent and then as an enlisted Air Force member.
In 2015, a friend challenged her to complete NaNoWriMo. She dusted off one of the many stories she had started over the years, threw it in the trash, and started all over.
Her debut novel, Stitched Up Heart, released in September 2016. She draws heavily from her own military experience to create authentic characters and personal challenges.
Tarina is still active duty and a single mom of four-year-old twins. Her favorite hobby is sleep. She has delusions of retiring from the military and being a stay-at-home mom.

InkSlinger PR Presents: TITAN WORLD's Where I Belong


We're so excited to host a day on the blog tour for TITAN WORLD, featuring Cristin Harber and ten authors writing in Cristin Harber's Titan world. The book being featured today is WHERE I BELONG by Claudia Connor! Check out an excerpt below.

Did you miss what Titan World is all about? Read the announcement here!

cover-whereibelongAbout WHERE I BELONG by Claudia Connor

From New York Times best-selling author Cristin Harber and New York Times best-selling author Claudia Connor comes an exciting collaboration… An unexpected meeting at the beach and a young nephew who won't take no for an answer, has Mia Winters' cousin, Owen, falling hard and fast. Charlotte feels something too, but violently losing her mother at a young age has her afraid to take a chance. With only five days, Owen will have to work fast if he has any hope of winning Charlotte's heart.
Get your hands on WHERE I BELONG and all of the Titan World books now!


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Owen looked at the door to the right of hers, then at the stairwell that led up to the second-floor unit. He shifted, and she was about to say goodnight and go inside when he finally spoke. “I wondered if you’d like to go out on the boat tomorrow.” His eyes held hers, like points of light she couldn’t look away from. “We could have some dinner. Watch the sunset.” “Like a date?” Of course like a date. Idiot. “Yeah,” he said, giving her that slow sexy smile again that made her lose all sense. “Like a date.” “Um… okay.” “Five o’clock? I’ll come by.” Before she could say okay again, he leaned in, and she held her breath. His body didn’t brush against hers. He didn’t touch her at all, except his lips against her cheek, but she felt him everywhere. His heat brought chills to her skin, and his scent filled her head, making her dizzy. Her cheek tingled, and for the seconds that it lasted, she couldn’t breathe. Then his lips were gone, but his face was still close, his eyes locked with hers. “See you tomorrow,” he said, with one last smile. She didn’t cover her kissed cheek with her hand, but the effect was the same. Standing, gaping after him, Charlotte felt as if she’d just been hit by a train. A sexy man train named Owen Anderson. .  


My Thoughts

When Charlotte agreed to meet her father at a nice resort in Florida.  She had planned on doing a great deal of family bonding.  As happenstance and her father's busy schedule would have it, the only unknown in this entire affair?
Just whose family Charlotte would be bonding with.

Claudia Connor's Where I Belong is a wonderful illustration of the sentiment that home really is "where the heart is."
Charlotte has always been shy, reserved, and methodical.  She would most likely refer to herself as a planner.  Never fully recovered from the tragic loss of her mother; when she was young.  Charlotte has always been very guarded about both her body and her heart.
But thanks to a little cupid named Kyle, a big man with an easy smile and a gentle heart, and the matchmaking machinations of his even bigger family.  Charlotte will soon find that her corner of the world offers the final piece that both lives and heart need to make everyone involved whole. 

This sweet and honest beach romance offers everything that those who love heart melting, forever love, love stories read for. Intriguingly enough, it is not the romance between leading lady Charlotte and leading heartthrob Owen that makes this read.  At least not at first.  No, that honor would have to go to an undeniably adorable boy of about 5 or 6.  Who claims the hearts of both Charlotte and readers within this novella's opening pages.

When Kyle's irrepressible spirit is paired with the warm accepting nature of his exuberant family, and the patient, kind, loving, and "oh so HOT" man candy that is Owen.  There is no way that Charlotte or her audience can not realize that this story, this man, and this love, are all "where they belong". 

Reviewer's Note:  Though this book is part of a companion collection, it may be enjoyed as a stand alone.

About Claudia Connor

Claudia Connor is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, The McKinney Brothers. Claudia writes, warm, heartfelt contemporary romances with a bit of steam, a lot of family and always a happily ever after.
Claudia attended Auburn University, where she received her undergraduate and masters degrees in early childhood education, and completed her studies in Sawbridgeworth, England.
When she’s not writing, she enjoys movies, reading, and travel, with a heavy dose of daydreaming during all three. Claudia lives near Memphis, Tennessee, with her husband and three daughters.

InkSlinger PR Presents: TITAN WORLD'S Target Of Mine


We're hosting the fourth day of the blog tour for TITAN WORLD, featuring Cristin Harber and ten authors writing in Cristin Harber's Titan world. The next book being featured is TARGET OF MINE by M.L. Buchman! Check out an excerpt below.

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buchman-targetofmineAbout TARGET OF MINE by M.L. Buchman

From New York Times best-selling author Cristin Harber and Award winning author M.L. Buchman comes an exciting collaboration… -a Night Stalkers 5E / Titan World romance- The Night Stalkers 5E (5th Battalion, E Company) flies again, going where no one else dares to venture. NAME: Nikita Hayward TEAM: DEVGRU (SEAL Team 6) MISSION: To prove her worth NAME: Drake Roman TEAM: Night Stalkers 5E MISSION: To enjoy the ride Nikita Hayward earned her place on DEVGRU and she proves it every day. Being female? Not a factor. Fighting alongside the very best? Absolutely where she belongs. Drake Roman flies with the most elite helicopter company, the 5E, because they fly out to the limit. And when the time comes to fly past it? His helo and his minigun lead the way. When the two of them join on a mission into the unknown, then they discover who lies precisely at the center of that Target of Mine!
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“You’ve got a nice ass, Roman.” He managed to guide her through the door between the common room and the residence without breaking their connection. Unlike the poster-plastered d├ęcor behind them, the hall was standard, unremitting, military-base beige with gray carpet, best practices posters that no one had ever read, and a couple too few lights. The place would pass well as a cheap motel anywhere in the country. It wouldn’t normally be wide enough to walk side by side, except for their current sideways clench. “Look who’s talking about having a nice ass. I assume that’s the main qualification to become a DEVGRU SEAL.” He’d certainly noticed hers, he just never thought he’d get a chance to be talking about it. “Helps if you can swim. You know, SEAL and all. Sea, air, and land is what we are. Can you swim, Duck-man?” “Only when I’m trying not to drown.” “You’re a sad case, Duck-man.” “How’s that?” They reached her door, but she didn’t seem to be reaching for her keys. Taking a deep breath, he began checking her pockets because if he didn’t get away from her soon he didn’t know what was going to happen. A few hand brushes, which he did his best not to enjoy (but failed miserably at), located them in her back left pocket. “You shoot like a heli-weenie. You’ve got the hots for busty babes in leather. And you barely swim.” She appeared to be talking to a poster on how to recognize athlete’s foot. He slipped his hand into her back left pocket and earned no complaints. By the time he had her keys extracted, he knew for a fact that DEVGRU women absolutely did have the best asses in the military—even if Nikita was the only one. “So damn much I gotta teach you if you’re going to be a decent man.” “Like what?” he unlocked the door and guided her into her room. Just like his: double bed, small desk, a hand sink, and a dresser. The difference was that she had five rifle cases stacked in a corner and three field packs that he knew from past experience were armor, ammo, and tons of the tech gizmos that SEALs always seemed to have. Her clothes wouldn’t fill a daypack. “Like,” she grabbed him by the belt, spun him around, and shoved him back against the door—slamming it shut, hard. “Like I’m tired, not drunk. You want to cop a feel, you better do it right.” She reached around his hips and double-grabbed his butt, then she leaned in and kissed him hard when his mouth opened in surprise. He certainly wasn’t going to argue and leaned in to the kiss. Her mouth was spicy with her breakfast and sweet with a taste that must be her own. Drake went to slide his hand down her spine. A dip of back muscle made her belt span the gap and his hand slid inside her pants instead of outside. He was rewarded with a handful of delightful, cotton-clad muscle. She hummed with pleasure for a moment. Long before he was ready to stop, she tipped her head sideways onto his shoulder. “You’re a good kisser, Duck-man. At least I won’t have to teach you that.”  

My Thoughts

M.L. Buchman presents readers with an action lover's trifecta of bullets, beauty, and boats in this addition to the Night Stalkers series.
This installment pairs the best of SEAL Team 6 with the brightest of Team Night Stalker.  To create an action packed and suspense laden romance; worthy of the top notch stars of the military elite,  tailor made to take the lead in this most readable adventure.

As the first woman recruited to SEAL Team 6, it is more than safe to say that Nikita Hayward knows a thing or two about defensive maneuvers.  But because this mission seems to be just as much about her feminine polish as it is about her prowess with pistols.  Let's just say that there are more than just a few aspects of this mission which are serving as game changers for this star defender

Doing double duty, at seeming opposite ends is Nikita's beta on this mission and her alpha pain in the ass, one Drake Roman.  Mr. Roman finds himself at opposite ends because, while it may be his mission to support and defend Nikita.  His is his personal desire to break down as many of her defenses as he possibly can, and ensure her sensual service under his command forever.

Target Of Mine may not be the first book in this series, but it does prove to be a standout adventure nonetheless.  Merging military precision, tactical mindset, and combat excellence with an endearing personal vulnerability.  The characters of Drake and Nikita temper the kick ass with equal doses of compassion and passion.  As they learn and fight their way through both danger and desire in the wilds of Honduras.
Making this hot pot of Alpha goodness all the more delicious is the addition of a unbeatable supporting cast.  Filled with dialogue brimming with snap, snark, sex, and even a chuckle or two.
The way that these characters interact, the lightening fast pacing, and pretzel twist plot ensure that this read is a definite Roger Wilco, for those in the mood to lose themselves to the danger, desire, and duty of Night Stalkers 5E/ Titan World, Target Of Mine.

This book is one of two parallel series, Titan World and Night Stalker.  Though it is strongly recommended that readers read at least one of its preceding novels for background.  It is not necessary to do so.

About M.L. Buchman
M. L. Buchman has over 40 novels in print (and an ever-expanding flock of short fiction that seems to be breeding on its own). His military romantic suspense books have been named Barnes & Noble and NPR “Top 5 of the Year,” nominated for the Reviewer’s Choice Award for “Top 10 Romantic Suspense of 2014” by RT Book Reviews, and twice Booklist “Top 10 of the Year” placing two of his titles on their “The 101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years.” In addition to romance, he also writes thrillers, fantasy, and science fiction.
In among his career as a corporate project manager he has: rebuilt and single-handed a fifty-foot sailboat, both flown and jumped out of airplanes, designed and built two houses, and bicycled solo around the world.
He is now making his living as a full-time writer on the Oregon Coast with his beloved wife. He is constantly amazed at what you can do with a degree in Geophysics. You may keep up with his writing by subscribing to his newsletter.

InkSlinger PR Presents: TITAN WORLD'S Going Under


We're hosting the third day of the blog tour for TITAN WORLD, featuring Cristin Harber and ten authors writing in Cristin Harber's Titan world. The next book being featured is GOING UNDER by Anna Bishop Barker! Check out an excerpt below.

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About GOING UNDER by Anna Bishop Barker

From New York Times best-selling author Cristin Harber and Anna Bishop Barker comes an exciting collaboration… EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT UNDERWATER
Clinical researcher Rebecca Shaughnessy’s life has always been planned, ordered, controlled, logical. She isn’t a damsel and she doesn’t need a hero.
Ex- Army Ranger Max Lawrence’s life is a study in balancing. War and compassion, aggression and tenderness. He isn’t looking to be anyone’s hero, even if he does appreciate the trusty steed and the mighty sword stories.
But there is a monster from the past. A monster who simply takes. And this time it intends to take everything.
In every good fairy tale there are dragons and monsters. The dragon in this tale may be their fiery attraction but the monster won’t remain in the past where it belongs. When the monster resurfaces, this damsel and her knight must brave the currents and fight to keep from going under.
Get your hands on GOING UNDER and all of the Titan World books now!

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“Uh, I, uh do solemnly swear that…” He moved a bit closer. “That I understand that Dr. Maxwell Spencer Lawrence wants to screw my brains out, but that he is waiting for the opportune moment. I understand that when said moment occurs, I will be fully cognizant of that fact. I will be a willing, enthusiastic participant, and I will never say that I am not good at it again. Because Dr. Maxwell Spencer Lawrence will need medication if I get any better at it.” Suddenly, amazingly, Rebecca could barely contain her laughter. “I can’t remember all that, Dr. Lawrence,” she said with mock severity. “Then just nod your assent. I’ll remember.” Rebecca nodded and looked up at him. “I think you already need medication. And I am unsure that wearing a Mickey Mouse watch helps instill sufficient fear in me to obey you.” Max leaned back from her and narrowed his eyes. “I will have you know, madam, that The Mouse is a total badass. He manages that whack pack of characters that surround him, he can understand what the actual fuck Donald Duck says, he’s faithful to his woman, and he does all that wearing red pants with no fly. Total badass.”


My Thoughts

The straight laced, no nonsense, highly ordered, and strictly professional way in which Dr, Rebecca Shaughnessy runs her lab.  Is the stuff of legend within her field of Clinical Research.  But what most don't know is that the regimented way in which she runs her lab, is also the way that Rebecca runs her life.
Never daring to stray outside of a very defined set of personal, social, and practical lines.
For reasons that she is determined every day to try to forget.
Reasons that very demented person from her past will do anything to make her remember.

Dr. Maxwell Lawrence has always taken his calling to protect and defend extremely seriously.
Both in his former service in the elite Army Ranger Corps, and now in his role a preeminent psychiatrist, specializing in the treatment of PTSD.
The last thing that Max ever intended to do was to fall for the buttoned up beauty and flashing eyes of  his colleague.
But every cutting look, curt reply, and furtive touch the two share has him doing just that.
And...though she tries to deny it.  It is quite clear that Dr. Max is not the only one affected.

Lastly, there is Him.  The dark remnant of evil from Rebecca's past.
A man who took something from her that he had no right to.
A man obsessed with a horrific deed.
A man determined to revisit the fullness of that horror on a woman who has no idea he is lurking within the shadows of her reconstructed life.

Told in three very distinct, yet highly complimentary voices.  Going Under is a story that is able to achieve the perfect blend of romance, suspense, and intellectual complexity that are the hallmarks of any stellar psychological thriller.
What's more, said excellence is brought to bear within the very concise perimeters of a novella format. 

To have a story as well written, characters as fully expressed, and a seamlessly transitioning plot that contains just one story element within the confines of such a limited format is wonderful.  To achieve such with both romance and thriller components is breathtaking in this case, to say the least.

Both Max and Rebecca are characters that readers can't help wanting to know.  Almost as much as they want to know each other.  This fact, coupled with what their audience comes to understand about their respective pasts.  When juxtaposed against what one is aware from the start is a looming threat to the prospect of their collective future.  Makes this story nothing less than page turner gold.
Simply put.  This book is nothing less than heartwarming, passion stirring, edge of your seat, nail biting, 'happily ever after,' perfection.

Reviewer's Note:  Though this book is part of a companion collection, it may be enjoyed as a stand alone.
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About Anna Bishop Barker

Anna Bishop Barker is a lifetime romantic who has always dreamed of writing. She lives in Florida with her family of kids, grandkids, dogs, lizards, and love.
Her hope and vision is to write the kinds of books that she loves to read—books with humor, some intrigue or danger, and chock-full of romance and hot sex, with possibly some tears, but always a happy ending. Just not for the bad guys.
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InkSlinger PR Presents: TITAN WORLD'S Flightpath


We're hosting the second day of the blog tour for TITAN WORLD, featuring Cristin Harber and ten authors writing in Cristin Harber's Titan world. The second book being featured is FLIGHTPATH by Amber Addison! Check out an excerpt below.

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About FLIGHTPATH by Amber Addison

From New York Times best-selling author Cristin Harber and Amber Addison comes an exciting collaboration…
Being married young isn’t a thing of the past in Louisiana. And for Madelyn and Seth, it’s a way of life. Except, no one prepared them for the road ahead.
Moving to new places more times than either of them could count with new battles to fight at every stop, their road to happiness is bumpy.
Between Air Force Pararescue school, deployments, a baby, and the strain that military life can put on a family, they’ve discovered life has to fall apart in order to fall back together again.
When a terrorist attack puts Maddie’s life in grave danger, their lives definitely fall apart, and Seth knows saving her might be the only thing that saves them.
 Get your hands on FLIGHTPATH and all of the Titan World books now!

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I was going to war.
My first deployment was really hard on everyone. Myself included. Maddie was about to graduate college and there was nothing I could do to stop my deployment. In the military, you don’t get to call the shots. I wanted to be there for her. I wanted to be there to hug her, to celebrate with her. I wanted to be the man I was supposed to be. But, maybe I was. Maybe the man I was supposed to be could do both. I was sure as fuck going to try. There was nothing I could do to properly portray how much I would miss her smile in my life every day. She’d never understand how much I would worry about her. I tried to tell her. I tried to show her—in some of the dirtiest ways possible—that I wasn’t going anywhere. That she was mine. I was hers. War wouldn’t tear us apart. We wouldn’t be one of those statistics. Plus, the Air Force would be in and out of this conflict in no time.
The problem with my plan was that we weren’t in and out of the conflict in no time. When I enlisted, I knew there was a chance I’d go to war. I didn’t think it was likely, but I realized it was a possibility. I wasn’t a fucking moron. I also knew there was a chance I could very well die serving my country. That was a sacrifice I decided I was willing to make without consulting with my new wife. I never asked her how she felt about it. Later, I would learn to regret never asking her opinion. She might’ve told me how much she’d hurt without me. My little copilot, having to pilot life on her own. She always did a fine job, but I know now that she always wished I was there to keep her on course.
But when I’m honest with myself? I would’ve chosen the same anyway. Saving lives? That’s a feeling I’m unable to describe. Saving kids, being the one to save my brothers and sisters at war, knowing I could save the life of an innocent civilian? That’s what I was supposed to be. That was what I was always supposed to be, even before I knew it. I just hoped I didn’t lose the only woman I would ever love over my need to do something for the greater good.
It had been nice stateside, pretending war wasn’t looming in the background. I never thought it would actually happen, not to an extent where I would need to be deployed. Wars were a thing of the past, right? But, when terrorists attacked Americans on United States soil, it was only a matter of time before we got called to serve. That whole thing happened rather quickly. I went from being a pretty carefree, happily married young man, the man that loved coming home to my wife every night and fucking her in ways that only I knew how. I equally loved holding her hand during a movie night on the couch or having her crawl into my lap and go to sleep as I played video games. Life was easy. It was good. Life was unreal.
But life got real. Shit got real. Shit got real in a real big fucking hurry.

  My Thoughts

Seth and Madelyn Blaise always knew that they would be together.  They just fit.
Married when Madelyn is just 19.  The couple vow that whatever challenges life brings, they will face together.
But when Seth decides to pursue his dream of joining the Air Force and becoming part of their elite Pararescue Corps.   Both their love and their bond are tested in ways that neither Seth nor his wife could ever imagine.  Ways that you as the reader will never forget.

Seth and Madelyn Blaise's story is one the military families the world over live everyday.  A story which speaks to the power of love, the value of service, and the strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity.  Even when said adversity comes closer to home in an unimaginable way.

Flightpath is a love story through and through.  But not just a love story in the romantic sense.  This is a story about a man's love for his wife, his life, his baby, his country, his job, his service, and his world.  It is the story of a wife and her love of her husband, her child, her family, her world...and all the things they both do to protect and cherish all that they each hold dear.

Following Seth's military career from it's start, through to its rather dramatic end.  This heartwarming  dual perspective read gives an up close and personal view of military life from both sides. With each side receiving equal weight within the read.
Readers can't help falling in love with this honest and forthright story of two people doing all they can to keep their relationship, lives, and love on course.

This is a love story that you will want to read again and again. Especially if you are a fan of movies like The Lucky One and An Officer And A Gentleman.

*Reviewer's Note:  Bring tissues!!!  You will definitely need them.  
This book is part of a companion collection and may be read as a standalone.*    

About Amber Addison

Amber Addison is a southern mama who writes about real life love in small town USA. She enjoys writing contemporary romance that has it's ups and downs just like the trials that we face in our day to day. Love isn't perfect and she doesn't pretend that it is.
Amber writes anything from swoon worthy military guys to sexy soccer players. When she's not writing about hot guys and strong women, she's reading or cleaning up an endless trail of toys left behind by her dogs and daughter or getting tattoos.