Thursday, August 27, 2015

Eros Element by Cecilia Dominic



Genre: steampunk/historical

Aether Psychics, Book 1



If love is the ivy, secrets are the poison.

After enduring heartbreak at the hands of a dishonest woman, Edward Bailey lives according to scientific principles of structure and predictability. Just the thought of stepping outside his strict routine raises his anxiety.

Adding to his discomfort is Iris McTavish, who appears at his school’s faculty meeting in place of her world-famous archeologist father. Worse, the two of them are to pose as Grand Tourists while they search for an element that will help harness the power of aether.

Iris jumps at the opportunity to prove her worth as a scholar—and avoid an unwanted marriage proposal—while hiding the truth of her father’s whereabouts. If her secret gets out, the house of McTavish will fall into ruin.

Quite unexpectedly, Edward and Iris discover a growing attraction as their journey takes them to Paris and Rome, where betrayal, blackmail and outright theft threaten to destroy what could be a revolutionary discovery—and break their hearts.

Warning: Allergen alert! This book was produced in a facility that handles copious amounts of wine, tea and baked goods. May contain one or more of the following: a spirited heroine, a quirky hero, clever banter, interesting facts both made-up and historical, and lots of secrets. It is, however, gluten free.


  ~Excerpt~

The train slowed and rolled into a coal yard in a deserted area. Iris thought she saw some hints of blue in the gray-brown haze above the train, but she had no desire to go outside. Then she observed something very strange—the maid and the men who must be conducting and fueling the train walking around with long-handled hand-looking devices and looking on and under their cars. The men also had long-barreled steam rifles, which from the glow on the handles had been turned on and primed long enough ago to be ready for immediate use.

“What are they doing?” Professor Bailey asked.

“I don’t know.” Iris tried to angle herself to get a closer look at the proceedings, but she bumped her head on the window and rubbed her forehead. A thunk and other sounds above her told her someone climbed on the roof and walked across it. The crack of a steam rifle made her jump.

“Are we under attack?” Iris asked at the same time Bledsoe sat straight and asked, “What the hell…?”

More rifle shots made them all duck and cower below the window line so as not to be easy targets. Iris found her head cradled against Professor Bailey’s chest, which felt broader and stronger than she had estimated.

“Miss McTavish, your hair is tickling my nose,” he said.

“Stop complaining or I shall poke you with one of the pins from Bledsoe’s friend.”

“That would be worse,” he agreed. “No telling what diseases an actress’s pins harbor.”

“I can hear you, you know,” Bledsoe grumbled from somewhere near Iris’s bustle, and she became aware of the weight of his head on her hip.

After about twenty minutes of awkward silence during which Iris heard people moving around outside and a few more shots, the train moved forward again. Something crunched under the wheels.

The maid, unencumbered by the clawed device, wheeled a lunch cart into the room, and her eyebrows raised when she caught sight of the three of them on the floor.

“Oh, I’m sorry, Miss, Professor and Maestro,” she said. “What are you doing on the floor? Do you need me to return later?”

“Certainly not.” Iris scrambled back onto the bench she had been sitting on, and the men did likewise. She narrowed her eyes at the maid, who looked like she tried not to laugh at them.

“What were you doing?” Iris asked. Both of the men looked at her, and she guessed they were irritated by her speaking first. It was bad enough her reputation would be at risk for traveling with the two of them unchaperoned, she didn’t need to be caught in any compromising positions. Therefore, she needed an explanation to put the situation in context.

“It’s the Clockmakers’ Guild, Miss,” the maid said. “They send little toys to crawl into Mister Cobb’s and other gentlemen’s trains to annoy them but also gather information. We take advantage of the stop for coal to clean ’em off.”

“How do they work?” Professor Bailey asked.

“Some of ’em have cylinders in them like player cylinders, but made of wax, that they transfer information on. It’s too complicated for me, but I’m sure Mister Cobb will be happy to explain on his airship. The blast from the steam rifles shuts them down, or we catch ’em with the claws and squeeze them out of shape so they can’t move anymore, and the train wheels grind them into uselessness.”

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~About the Author~


Cecilia Dominic wrote her first story when she was two years old and has always had a much more interesting life inside her head than outside of it. She became a clinical psychologist because she's fascinated by people and their stories, but she couldn't stop writing fiction. The first draft of her dissertation, while not fiction, was still criticized by her major professor for being written in too entertaining a style. She made it through graduate school and got her PhD, started her own practice, and by day, she helps people cure their insomnia without using medication. By night, she blogs about wine and writes fiction she hopes will keep her readers turning the pages all night. Yes, she recognizes the conflict of interest between her two careers, so she writes and blogs under a pen name. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with one husband and two cats, which, she's been told, is a good number of each. She also enjoys putting her psychological expertise to good use helping other authors through her Characters on the Couch blog post series.


To buy her books, you can get them in trade paper and all ebook formats from Samhain Publishing.
Cecilia's books are also available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Sony, and anywhere else books are sold.

Author Links:   Site   Facebook   Twitter   Pinterest 


~Giveaway~

Cecilia is giving away two prizes during her tour. Prize #1 is a $25.00 Amazon GC and Prize #2 is a signed copy of Eros Element. For a chance to win these Prizes please fill out the rafflecopter below.







Monday, August 24, 2015

Romantic Short Stories Boxed Set by Tamaria Soana

Genre: Romance

Four sexy heroes, four strong heroines, four stories of love and romance in one box set.

Tropical Cougar
Twenty-six-year-old Seth Reynolds finds his fresh start as a bartender at an exclusive resort in Jamaica. One night he meets the very sexy and much older, Sylvia Radcliff.

When Seth sets out to seduce the most enchanting woman he’s ever met, he never expects an island romance to change his life completely.


Vows
Addison Klein’s marriage is falling apart. She’s contemplating whether she should fight to keep her family together or walk away. After the sudden death of her best friend, Peyton, and a vicious fight with her husband, Tyler, Addison knows she needs to decide what the future will holds.

Just when Addison feels she’s alone in making this life altering decision, she gets a little guidance from her guardian angel and rediscovers herself

With a new outlook on life Addison sets a plan in motion to seduce her husband.


Justice Jackson P.I.
Sultry waitress Andrea Bloome serves cocktails at The Lounge, the hottest jazz club in Chicago. When her life is in danger, she turns to charismatic P.I. Justice Jackson for help.
Can he save her from the people who are meant to protect her? Or will he be blinded by the overwhelming attraction between them?

Set in the 1940’s.


The Calm Before the Storm

The last two years of Erica Bloom’s life have been spent looking over her shoulder. Sawyer Marsh promised the day she filed for divorce and left him, that if he couldn’t have her no one would. The news of Sawyer’s engagement allows Erica to finally let her guard down and enjoy her new life and budding relationship with Brock Maxwell.

While away relaxing at Brock’s vacation home on the Willow Lake, the past comes back to haunt her. Were the past few years just the calm before the storm?
Warning: Contains Domestic Violence


Warning: Adult language and explicit sexual situations


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~About the Author~    

Tamaria Soana writes contemporary romance stories with a high heat level that always end with a 'happily ever after'. Growing up, she loved to read and make up new places in her head to escape to. In her late teens she began writing short stories and poetry. It wasn't until her late thirties before she began to spin a full story.

She's married and a stay-at-home mom of two beautiful young girls. They reside in Western New York. Cuddling up with a good book under an electric throw is her way to escape the cold Buffalo nights.

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~Giveaway~


Tamaria is giving away a 3 piece Bath & Body Works Twilight Woods  (golden sugar scrub, triple moisture body cram and a shower puff) set during the tour. US ONLY.
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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Virgin Cowboy




Genre: Contemporary Romance

Virgin Cowboy by Lacey Wolfe
Carver Ranch Series, Book 3

This cowboy lands the girl of his dreams, but he's got one little secret…

Courtney Johnson, single mom and bar owner, hasn't had much luck in the dating department. That all changes one evening when Braden Carver asks her out, and she decides to take a chance with him, even though she's ten years older than him.

Braden's always felt like he lived in the shadows of his two older brothers, never really being noticed. Before he knows it, he's on the dance floor with the girl he's liked for years, calling her 'sweetheart'. Finally, life is looking up for him. However, his mother isn't pleased when she finds out he's seeing Courtney.

As their relationship heats up, one thing still lingers—Braden's a virgin. How will Courtney react when she learns of his innocence? Will it be enough to make her walk away, especially with his disapproving mother?

Content Warning: contains adult language and sexual situations

~Excerpt~


Braden was quiet as he closed her door then went around to the driver's side. He ran his hands along his thighs, and Courtney suspected his palms were as moist as hers. Thinking back to what Dana had said about him not dating much, she thought this was probably harder for him than her. Together they would do this.

"What's the plan for tonight?" she asked as he backed out of the driveway.

"Well, I hope you don't find it corny, but I knew we'd have limited time. So, I…uh, packed a picnic and loaded a movie on my tablet. I figured we'd park someone on the ranch, eat, and watch a movie in the truck bed."

She chuckled, and regretted it when he blushed. "I think it's a cute idea."

"You do?" He glanced at her.

"I do. Much better than sitting in a theater. At least we can talk and get to know each other better."

A grin crossed his sexy face, but he was still quiet on the short ride to Carver Ranch. He turned down a private dirt road that was wooded with tall pine trees. A few minutes later, he parked his truck in a clearing where little lights of sun shone through.

"It's pretty here." She opened her door and climbed out.

"There are a few special places on the property."

"How many girls have you brought here?" She cocked her head as he pulled a comforter from the truck and placed it on the bed of the vehicle.

"None, to be honest."

"I find that hard to believe."

He rolled the blanket out. "I haven't dated much."

She sauntered up to him, placing a hand on his shoulder. There was something so innocent about him that excited her, but also raised a red flag. She had no idea what to do with a sensitive man who wore his feelings on his sleeve. Now that she was alone with Braden, something stirred inside her. A need to find out more about him and why he was the way he was.

Maybe a sweet boy was what she needed. The complete opposite of her father, who never let any emotion show on his face.

He froze as she moved her hand up his neck and pulled him to her. The effect she had on him flattered her. Licking her lips, she lifted up on her toes and placed her mouth just inches from his as she stared into his eyes.

"Courtney," he whispered.

"Yes."

"What are you doing?"

"I'm going to kiss you."

With their gazes locked on each others, he asked, "Are you sure about this?"

"I am."

She brought her mouth to his, needing to see if the charge that seemed to pull between them would ignite the way she thought it would when they kissed. It did. Something rushed through her, giving her a primal need for more.

She thrust herself against him, holding both sides of his face. Braden groaned and wrapped his arms around her waist, snuggling her into him.

Oh my, if she'd know kissing him was going to be like this—so earth-shattering, world-stopping good—she wouldn't have resisted for so long. She had no idea the quiet cowboy would have this much effect on her.

She pulled back, breaking the connection. Braden's blue eyes were dark with need.

Clearing her throat, she said, "Sorry, I just wanted to get that out of the way."


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~About the Author~

Lacey Wolfe has always had a passion for words, whether it’s getting lost in a book or writing her own. From the time she was a child she would slip away to write short stories about people she knew and fantasies she wished would happen. It has always been her dream to be a published author and with her two children now of school age, she finally has the time to work on making her dream come true.

Lacey lives in Georgia with her husband, son and daughter, their six cats and one black lab who rules the house.


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~Giveaway~


Lacey is giving away 3 eCopies of Counting Cowboys during her tour.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Marie Mason... He's So Fine




Genre: contemporary romance

Cage knew he was bad. Bad to the bone. A cheesy description, but one that fit the underground fighter perfectly. He loved to fight, he loved to f***. Despite his reputation, he tried to stay away from trouble. He usually succeeded. Until the day, trouble found him in the form of a curvy stepsister.

Abigail Snow was a good girl. Straight A student, attending college on a scholarship and… a virgin. When her stepbrother is invited to the Hamptons for a true family vacation, Abby knew she was in for a summer of heartache. He was big and strong with a cocky attitude… he was so fine.

But could he ever be hers?



~Excerpt~


I pulled back the covers and climbed into bed. My body was still hot, my thoughts still churning. Don’t ever believe that girls don’t think about sex as often as boys do. Or that we don’t like it as much. We’re just not as overt about it. Well, some girls were. Like Tiffany and Barbara Ann. They flaunted their bodies like lollipops—offering themselves up for a good lick.

Mean, I know, but true. And who’s not to say I might not act exactly like them if I had their rocking bodies. No, I don’t swing that way, but I was honest enough to acknowledge they were beautiful. On the outside at least. Despite the urban legends, not all girls experiment in college. I certainly had no intention. No, my fantasies revolved around a man like Cage.

My hand slipped down and I touched myself. I wasn’t surprised to find myself slick with need. I immediately zeroed in on my clit. Pressing my fingers inside my pussy didn’t do it for me. I think I was one of those women who couldn’t orgasm without some clitty stimulation. Preferably, with a man’s tongue. I’d never had a boy go down on me. But I wanted to. Oh, yeah, I wanted to I thought as I imagined Cage between my legs. I bet he knew exactly what to do. I could almost feel the broad stroke of his rough tongue as he licked me.

My breathing accelerated as my fingers rubbed harder. I didn’t even need to imagine Cage without his clothes to get off. In seconds, I was groaning low in my throat as my pussy spasmed. Withdrawing my hand from my pajama bottoms, I didn’t know how an orgasm with a man could be any better than that.

But, heaven help me, I wanted to find out.

Preferably with my stepbrother who was sleeping down the hall.

I buried my face in my pillow and thought about what a bad, bad girl I really was.


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~About the Author~
Marie Mason has always known, somewhere deep in her soul, that being a writer was what she was born to be. Thanks to the new and exciting world of self-publishing, Marie was finally able to make her dream come true. Part two of the dream is to be a full-time writer, spending the wee hours of morning creating new and exciting characters for her readers. That part might take a little longer. If you’d like to contact her with a comment or suggestion, her email is mariemasonwriter@yahoo.com or you can find her on Facebook.

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~Giveaway~



Marie is giving away a $15.00 Amazon GC during her tour. For a chance to win please fill out the rafflecopter below.





Friday, July 31, 2015

Inkspell Publishing Presents...








Genre: Young Adult



Reflected by Majanka Verstraete

A Mirrorland Novel


When Alison was stuck in Mirrorland, all she wanted was to be alive again. Now she’s gotten her revenge by inhabiting Piper's body and trapping her behind the mirror. But pretending to be Piper is more difficult than she imagined it would be.

On top of that, the borders between Mirrorland and the real world are crumbling. Danger abounds, demons appear in high school, and if wasn’t for the help of a new mysterious guy, Alison might not have escaped. But there’s more to this guy than meets the eye, and she’s determined to find out what, especially since it might be related to her own supernatural problems.

Meanwhile, Piper tries to convince the Horseman of Death to help her return to her own world, but he's got his own hidden agenda, which may cause more serious risks. Can Piper find a way to restore the balance before both worlds collide?

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About the Author


Majanka Verstraete has a Master of Laws degree, and is studying for a Master of Criminology degree. She lives in Belgium, but prefers to write in English. She writes speculative fiction for kids and young adults.

Several of her books have been published so far, including picture books, chapter books and young adult novels. Her debut young adult novel, “Fractured”, the first book in the Mirrorland series, released in 2014.

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The Last Protector by Stephanie Keyes



Gabriel Stewart helped his best friend Kellen St. James save the world from The Scourge in the
Battle of Dublin. But before that? Gabe was just an ordinary guy who kept having dreams about a little boy with black hair and green eyes—a boy he hadn’t even met yet.

And even weirder? Gabe’s mind kept replaying these images on loop of things he’d never seen. He heard voices in his head when no one was around. And he actually blew off hot Valerie Gibbons to chase after the black-haired kid in the park. What was up with that?

As Gabe searches for the truth, fate continually puts him in Kellen’s path, but will he be able to stop the Children of Danu from stealing Kellen before the battle begins? What will it take for Gabe to become The Last Protector?


*The Last Protector is a companion novella--intended to be read after the other books in the series.
Ebook only: $0.99*



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~About the Author~

Stephanie Keyes grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and spent years traveling and working as a Corporate Trainer before she made the decision to pen her first novel. As a teen, her family always accused her of having an “overactive imagination.” Now, she’s encouraged to keep her head in the clouds and share her world with readers.

Keyes is the author of the YA Fantasy series, The Star Child, which currently includes The Star Child, After Faerie, The Fallen Stars, and The Star Catcher, all from by Inkspell Publishing. The Fallen Stars was a 2013 semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Awards. The Star Child has topped the Amazon best-seller list several times since its 2012 release. Steph writes YA novels because she’s a hopeless romantic who lives to believe that Magick truly does exist. She is hard at work on a new YA novel.

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~About Inkspell Publishing~

Inkspell Publishing is a small quality publisher who help authors with their dream of publication. Inkspell has become known for its stunning covers and quality books. It features Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal Romance and Contemporary Romance books. Check out our books, submission guidelines and outstanding covers on our website.

Inkspell Publishing has over 48 current releases in a variety of genres from Young Adult to Contemporary, from Paranormal Romance to Science Fiction Romance, Holiday stories and weddings. Inkspell Publishing even has free reads, some of which tie into our series books. You see there’s something for everyone. Our goal is to produce quality books that appeal to a wide variety of readers. We are always looking for quality stories and driven authors.


~Giveaway~

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Psychic Seductions... Something in the Water

Psychic Seductions – Something in the Water by Lisa Knight.

When it comes to love, sex, and seduction, these psychics break all the rules. Seven sexy stories and seven gifts of insight that will make you a believer.



I’m so excited to be part of the anthology experience. I’d never written anything along the supernatural lines before so when the opportunity came up, I figured why not?

What Drew Me In...

Right from the beginning I became enthralled in the mystical nature of the whole thing. My character, Jill, has had her gift since childhood, but it’s only now as an adult that she’s learning how to live with it. I love how she grows and develops over the course of the story.

As for Darcy…well, he’s a broody thing. 
Tall? – check. Dark? – check. Handsome? – check. Dynamite in the sack? Triple check! He’s a good match for Jill. She just has to realize it. 



Kindergarten teacher Jill O’Halloran does her best to disregard the visions she sees in pools of still water, having learned from a young age that it wasn’t something that happened to normal people. But when images of Darcy Albright in the throes of passion keep appearing, they prove too difficult to ignore. Jill can’t understand why she’s so drawn to Darcy. Sure he’s gorgeous, but she doesn’t do relationships.

When Darcy’s ex-wife drops a bombshell, Jill discovers that he’s all too familiar with futuristic visions. But is the prospect of learning more about the gift she’s denied for so long worth the risk of falling for him?

Beachwalk Press

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And here’s a little sample…

Stifling a yawn, Jill reached for the glass on her desk, conscious of keeping up her fluids in this hot weather. Her heart skipped a beat when Darcy’s face reflected back from the water. He looked calm and relaxed, with a half-smile on his handsome mouth. In fact, it looked a little like he was… Oh dear God! She sat up stiffly in her seat, cheeks flaming with heat as her gaze darted over the room, desperately hoping nobody saw what she’d just witnessed. But of course no one had. She was the only person strange enough to see visions in water.
It had begun when she was about five or six years old. Pictures had started to appear in the bath, or in puddles left after rain. She hadn’t known what it was at first, but it had never occurred to her to be frightened. That didn’t come until later, when she told the foster parents who were caring for her at the time.
Jill had quickly learned that other people didn’t think it was normal to see visions in pools of water. They thought it made her weird and was something that had to be beaten out of her...regularly. As she grew older and moved from foster home to foster home, she’d learned to keep her mouth firmly shut. Even once she’d found a safe place to live, with people who seemed to care about her, she never told another soul about her ability.
There wasn’t all that much to tell anyway. It came in waves. She’d see glimpses of things for a few weeks or months, and then nothing for long stretches of time. It had been over a year since her last vision. Right around the time she’d got the job at Northwoods Elementary.
The thing was that every image she’d ever seen had ended up a reality, resulting in some kind of change in her life. The social worker who came to the door when she was eight to take her to a new home, her best friend Karen who she met on the first day of high school, the mailman who delivered her offer of a college scholarship, various school principals offering her teaching jobs. And today, Darcy Albright, on the verge of an orgasm.
At least she thought that’s what it was. Her visions were always brief and not entirely clear. Mostly they were just people’s faces, although sometimes she too appeared in the image. But what the hell did she know about men’s orgasms? Maybe he’d been about to sneeze.

I hope you fall in love with Jill and Darcy, and next time you have a glass of water, sneak a peak before you take a drink. You just never know what you might see!

A bit about Lisa Knight.

I love writing all kinds of stories but romance is definitely my favorite. Curling up with my laptop on a cold winter’s day is my idea of writing heaven and if there’s coffee and chocolate close by that’s even better.
I’m always on the lookout for story and character ideas and am inspired by everyday things like people doing their grocery shopping, having morning tea at the local cafĂ©, or the beautiful welcome back hugs and kisses at the arrivals gate at the airport. Makes me cry just thinking about it!
I live in Canberra, Australia with my husband and whenever I can, snatch time to write between being a mum to our three boys and my job as a social worker.

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Giveaway...

The authors of the Psychic Seductions Anthology are giving away 2 $20 Amazon Gift Cards to celebrate the release of this spectacular collection. Click on the link for your chance to win!




Monday, July 27, 2015

Psychic Seductions Anthology... Taming Fury

Ellen Cummins

When it comes to love, sex, and seduction, these psychics break all the rules. Seven sexy stories and seven gifts of insight that will make you a believer.



What drew me to this anthology?

When I heard about Beachwalk's psychic anthology, I got very excited! This kind of thing was right up my alley. I love anything supernatural and extraordinary, and to be honest, I'm slightly obsessed with super-heroes and comic book characters. I could only wish to walk through walls, fly through the air, and read thoughts like they do. If I could choose one psychic power or superhuman gift, it would be to move things with my mind. I find the idea of it absolutely intriguing. 
Lucky for me, I had a story I'd written a few years ago about a young girl who was telekinetic. She was homeless—an outcast because when she touched people she burned them, and nobody could stand to be near her. The electric charge she emitted was just too painful. It wasn’t ready for publishing, so Mote Highway stayed locked deep inside my plethora of digital documents waiting for the day I had time to clean it up. The moment I decided I wanted to make a submission for this cool anthology project, I unearthed it and made my female character older and sexier. Holly became a buxom woman of substance instead of a lost teenager, but still desperate to find a way out of the lonely and isolated life she'd been living. My male character Jacob grew up too. (in a big way) So I renamed it Taming Fury, befitting its new sizzling content—and it's so much deeper than the original tale I'd written long ago. 



Holly is a mind-moving Fury who electrifies all human flesh she touches. Even her own family has sent her packing. She moves things with her mind, manipulating fire with the flick of her finger, but she burns for the one thing that has never been an option for her—love.

When she catches sight of the handsome man helping her new neighbor move in she longs to take a chance and introduce herself...to pretend to be normal just once. It could easily end in disaster, but surprisingly, when she shakes his hand, no mind-blowing electrocution follows, and she begins to hope. But it turns out that her touch has affected Jacob in a way she never imagined, and it will change his life forever.


         
EXCERPT:
Still walking forward, Holly closed her eyes and reached for the damp motes of dust from the earth, gathering them in her fist while static electricity buzzed inside her gut. A tiny electric current snaked the length of her arm, starting from the back of her neck. The tug rolled from her fingers to the empty beer can on the ground near a small garbage can on the sidewalk. Up, she willed. Reaching, she willed it to rise, sure that no one would see this small thing. It slowly lifted a few inches above the ground and hovered. She swished her hand, slamming the aluminum can into the trash. Her mind was a powerful thing. And this one tiny action would suffice for now.
She burst through the door of the building, adrenaline fueling her courage. Mr. Perfect snapped his head up from his paperwork at the sound of the door slamming against the wall.
“Hi.” He swallowed, taking her curves in with his eyes. “How may I help you?”
The urge to surge had subsided. But the need to know this man had not. She stared at his chiseled cheekbones, strong jaw, and molten brown eyes from across the room. If she got too close, he’d be repelled by her like the opposite end of a magnet. To push this perfect stranger away would kill her. But the loneliness had to stop.
“My name is Holly. And you are...” She waited, pursing her lips together to hold back the thoughts that wanted to tumble out of her mouth. Please don’t run from me.
“I’m Jacob.” He smiled and started toward her with his hand out to shake hers.
“Stop,” she ordered.
He stopped. Confused, his brows lifted.
“Please don’t come any closer.” She placed her hand on her throat. “I have a little virus…nothing too terrible, but I may be contagious.” She removed her hood and adjusted her collar that was beginning to cut off her air supply. “How do I go about signing up for some personal training?”
“Well, Holly.” He smiled widely. “Personal training requires some up-close and personal contact, and if I have to stay seven arms’ lengths away…” He took another step toward her. “May I? I’m not afraid of a few germs.”
She cringed and stepped back. Her courage was fading fast. Jacob’s cellphone rang in his pocket and he pulled it out, clicking the ON button. He put it to his ear.
“Hello?” His eyes darted back to Holly’s. “I’m with a client right now, can I call you back?”
This was a very good sign.




             Ellen Cummins grew up in the heart of California chasing adventures in the sun. One of her obsessions has always been movies and books that take on an unexpected twist, leaving her with her heart in her throat. She wears many hats—a mother and wife, retail sales girl and manicurist of nearly 30 years, and unexpectedly a writer. Suddenly at the age of 40, an idea popped into her head and she began feverishly pecking away at the computer creating characters and worlds that she soon became obsessed with. From that point on she fought for them to have their own day in the sun inside the minds of others. Her love of pretty things, be it a pink sparkly purse or a giant and mysterious Clematis bloom, inspires her to write colorful characters and haunting love stories that might make your soul just a little sweeter knowing them.



Giveaway...

The authors of the Psychic Seductions Anthology are giving away 2 $20 Amazon Gift Cards to celebrate the release of this spectacular collection.