It Happened at the Book Fest- 2 books, 11 authors

It Happened

Welcome to the Lake Morgan Book Festival!

Each year, Mr. Denton McCray and his eclectic team of volunteers hosts the most anticipated, and the most mysterious, book fest in a cozy, lakeside community near the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Though many accounts have highlighted strange occurrences, readers are drawn to the book fest each year by the hundreds, and authors are thrilled to receive a hand-delivered invitation to participate.

The season is autumn. The day is overcast. There’s an electric crackle in the air that foreshadows the arrival of approaching storms. Tops of trees sway under the weight of winds that bear more than the threat of rain.  The book fest takes place in an old building that once served as a high school.  It has been decades since students roamed the halls … living students, that is.

The Lake Morgan Book Fest opens at 6 PM and runs until midnight.  So, grab a cup of hot tea, and dive in!

Be among the first to devour the story! Both Volumes release on October 31st, but you can pre-order now!

 

Book Blurbs:

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Within these pages, readers will discover just how weird the Lake Morgan Book Fest can get.  Tales of time travel, science fiction, paranormal, speculative fiction, urban fantasy, comedy, and even a little romance await discovery!

 

Authors of This Volume:

Kimberley Montpetit

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Belle Whittington

A.L. Kessler

Linda M. Au

H.A. Lamb

 

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Within these pages, readers will discover just how sexy things can get at the Lake Morgan Book Fest.  Tales of romance, paranormal, and erotica await discovery!

 

This volume is for more mature audiences.

 

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Authors of This Volume:

Alexia Purdy

Dicey Grenor

Mia Bishop

Lizzy Pope

J.L. McCoy

 

Author Photos and Bios can be found herehttp://11authors.wix.com/bookfest#!meet-the-authors/c1ktj

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Grand Prize:

 

Alexia Purdy – E-Book of The ArcKnight Chronicles and Keep Breathing (US Only)

A.L. Kessler – E-book of No More Black Magic- Here Witchy Witchy Book #1

Belle Whittington – Signed SWAG

Dicey Grenor – E-book of Best Friends Fantasy Lovers

Heather Lamb – Signed paperback of Behind the Lace (US Only)

J.L. McCoy – E-book of Blood of the Son

Kimberley Montpetit – Signed hardcopy of Forbidden and E-book of Risking It All for Love

Linda M. Au – E-book of The Scarlet Letter Opener

Lizzy Pope – $5 Amazon Gift Card

Mia Bishop – E-book of Waking Up in Bedlam

Tyber North – Complete Set of Mindbender Books (US Only)

 

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Meet the Authors and Discover the Story at the Project Website:  http://11authors.wix.com/bookfest

Blog Tour Schedule:

October 15th:     Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’

Rising Indies United

 

October 16th:     Bitten by Romance

 

October 17th:     Home of A.L. Kessler

A Whole World Of Things To Do

 

October 18th:     Linda M. Au Books

 

October 19th:     Books & Broomsticks

 

October 20th:     Book Crazy Gals

 

October 21st:     I Read Indie

 

October 22nd:     Friends with Books

NarlyNut’s Book Lovers

 

October 23rd:     Mia Bishop- Author, Artist, Dreamer

The Crazy Booksellers

 

October 24th:     missusgonzo.wordpress.com

 

October 25th:     Book Nerd Ramblings

 

October 26th:     Hey Y’all Use Butter

 

October 27th:     All for the Love of the Word

 

October 28th:     Book Lover’s Hangout Blog

Contagious Reads

 

October 29th:     Blogging for the Love of Authors

 

October 30th:     Hall Ways

EndlessReading

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October 31st:     Platypire Reviews

Tanyas Book Nook

 

 

 

 

August 2015: New Releases

August New Releases (2015)

AUTHOR TITLE DATE FORMAT GENRE/RATING LINKS
Dima Zales, Anna Zaires, narrated by Roberto Scarlato The Elders: Mind Dimensions Book 4 August 11, 2015 Audiobook YA PRE-ORDER
Lauren Blakely Consumed By You August 11, 2015 Novel Romance PRE-ORDER
A.L. Kessler DWC Boxset August 15, 2015 Novel Boxset PNR PRE-ORDER

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Character Interview: Erika & Landon (Black and White Desires by Alexandra Webb)

Erika and Landon are from Black and White Desires by Alexandra Webb

Black & White Desires by Alexandra Webb

Black & White Desires by Alexandra Webb

Blurb:

Erika’s world is turned upside down when she agrees to a photography job for Landon, a sexy archeologist with a passion for control. When he hires her for a shoot of a different nature, a BDSM demonstration on submission, Landon takes her into a lifestyle that has only been a curiosity for her. She must learn to let go of her control to follow her desire to submit. Can Erika come to terms with what she needs from Landon and learn to give up the control she clings to?

****Warning: Contains BDSM Elements*****

Buy it now on Amazon!

Let’s get started…

Hi Erika & Landon! Thank you for being here today!  I know you are both very busy so let’s jump right in.

First question, What impression do you think make on people when they first meet you in Black and White Desires?

Erika: Most people assume I’m just a workaholic and I don’t know how to let lose. As well as I’m stuck in the old times since I like film photography over digital.

Landon: Most people think I’m easy going but I can be intimidating enough that they don’t like to always approach me.

And how about after they get to know you, do you think they start to see another side of you?

Erika: They do, if they get to know me enough they know that I work to support my passion and they learn just how much passion  I have.

Landon: Yes, they learn that I really am intimidating, but only when it suites my needs. They get to see me relax and that I have a none professional side.

Speaking of passion, let’s get some hard hitting questions out on the table, shall we? What do you both think are the biggest misconceptions about your lifestyle and what are some of the facts that people might not know?

Erika: That I had over all control. As a submissive there is a lot of negotiation that goes into a lifestyle relationship. It might not all be there in the book, but it does happen.  One of the facts that I think people should know is that the submissive has all the power, it is by consent that they give up control.

Landon: That I beat her when she displeases me in some way, non-consensually. Yes, pain is part of the dynamic that we have, but it is what she wants. As a Dom it is my job to know how much she can handle. A fact that I think everyone should know: BDSM relationships are not built over night or during one night stands. Trust is something that develops and communication is a must.

Erika, I love that you let everyone know that you are the one in control. I really think a lot of people don’t understand that aspect of it. Landon, you said BDSM relationships aren’t built overnight, so how did you know Erika was the one? Was it just a gut feeling, or an instant connection? And Erika, was  it a hard decision for you to make in regards to starting this relationship?

Landon: The book doesn’t show a lot of what goes on behind scenes in a BDSM relationships. As an experienced Dom, I saw some of the characteristics in Erika of a sub. It helped that Beau had some experience with her at a photo shoot. chuckles I felt it as an instant connection, but even then I had to learn what limits she had and what she was willing to do.

Erika: As Landon mentioned, I had played around a bit with Beau and his sub, but that was the only real taste I had in BDSM. The choice to go into a 24/7 lifestyle relationship was hard. It meant willingly giving up control. In my life, the only thing I could count on was what I controlled. I had to trust that Landon wouldn’t abuse the power I was giving him.

And how has your life changed since meeting each other?

Erika: I’m out of the bar and into a paying photography job, Landon helped with that. Some by pulling strings and some by just giving me a chance and a place to do my work. I’m happier now, everything he does has a purpose even if I don’t see it right away all his choices for mean are for the best. And the sex is amazing.

Landon: I feel complete. I couldn’t ask for a better partner, sub, or lover. There’s never a dull moment with her. Especially since she tends to attract trouble.

*laughs* There is definitely never a dull moment to be had when you have a trouble magnet in your life. That said, has life settled down a bit after Black and White Desires?

Landon: For the most part, but you never know. There might be another adventure around the corner. We do travel quite a bit together now.

Erika: I’m okay with a bit of quiet time, let’s not have another insane person come after me.

Okay, so Erika wants some quiet time. Sounds like a vacation might be in order. Do either of you have a dream vacation? If so, what would it be and where would you go?

Landon: We both would like to go somewhere there’s a beach. Somewhere warm and sunny, and of course somewhere were Erika has to wear a bikini.

Erika: I just want to go somewhere I haven’t been that will give me some great photographs.

I’m sure you could take some amazing pictures out on a secluded beach somewhere. Though I’m sure those would be for Landon’s eyes only. Erika, you had mentioned doing paying photoshoots now, is there any that you’ve done recently that you can tell us about?

Landon: You bet there would be some for my eyes only.

Erika: I’ve done a nice mixture. I’ve done some for other Doms of their subs and I worked with the magazine that hosted my picture of the tablet at the start of the book.

And what is on the horizon for the both of you, individually and as a couple? Will we be seeing you again? winks Another book, perhaps?

Landon: I think so. There’s always a possibility of it.

Erika: You never know Alex might be plotting something out now.

I can’t wait to see what Alex cooks up next and I want to thank you both for taking some time out to speak to me today. It’s been a pleasure having you both here and I’m sure everyone appreciates your openness about your lifestyle. I know it is a private subject, but with all the misconceptions out there I think it’s great that you two were willing to talk about it.

Before we wrap this up is there anything you’d like to add? And where can people read your story?

Landon: We’ll be around again, I’m sure. You can come check us out on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Black-White-Desires-Alexandra-Webb-ebook/dp/B00N89FAH8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437444224&sr=8-1&keywords=black+and+white+Alexandra+webb&pebp=1437444223763&perid=0S9NZ0B2T1DS2MJXDJZ4

Erika: It’s free for those who have kindle unlimited and costs less than a cup of coffee for those who don’t!

That’s great to know. Thank you again for being here and tell Alex to get to writing, I’m sure I’m not the only one who wants to read more.

 

Don’t forget to add Black and White Desires to your Goodreads bookshelf!

 

About the Author:

Alexandra Webb

Alexandra Webb

Alexandra Webb lives in her office where the sun is always shining, the coffee always flows and the chocolate never runs out. She writes paranormal romance and BDSM. She loves to hear from people you can find her on Facebook, Goodreads, and on her website.

 

Follow Alexandra on Facebook, Amazon, Goodreads, www.alexandrawebb.net, and @Webb_Alexandra on Twitter

March 2015: New Releases

March New Releases (2015)

AUTHOR TITLE DATE FORMAT GENRE/RATING LINKS
K. Margaret Endless Nightmare Weekly + Serial Rated: R READ HERE
Shayla Black His to Take March 3, 2015 Comic Romance BUY HERE
Skye Warren Love The Way You Lie March 12, 2015 Comic Erotica GOODREADS
L.J.K. Oliva A World Apart March 21, 2015 Novel Urban Fantasy GOODREADS

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Welcome To My Circus, Here Are My Monkeys

Full disclosure: I sat on this post for over a week. I swayed back and forth on whether to post it or not. Do I want to get involved in this fight? No. But do I need to speak up? Yes. Because this shit affects my career and I am down right pissed that all of this has the possibility to tarnish my name just by being associated with EC. This was supposed to be my livelihood, my dream career, my new beginning and now thanks to the people in charge being unable to just let one fucking blog post run it’s course the authors (yes, all of us, even small fries like me) are suffering. Their wallets will get fatter (one way or another), mine will see a big fat zero. Can I sleep at night if I don’t at least voice my opinion, even if my opinion is meaningless? No I cannot. And so I’ve decided to post it.

In case you weren’t aware, I am an Ellora’s Cave author. Yes, I said the three dirtiest words in the literary world right now. Everyone, at this point, has heard that Ellora’s Cave filed suit against the blog Dear Author for defamation and continues to make posts and comments about it which ensures that this never leaves the headlines. So since it should all be common knowledge I’m not going to get into all of it here. If you are unaware of what has been going on you can check out these blog posts that will point you in the right direction.

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The lawsuit is the elephant in the room, the big pink one at the circus that, I think, no one who is an EC author really wants to talk publicly about. So I will keep this post about my opinion and my opinion only.

If the powers that be would have just left it alone that blog post by DA would have been swept under the rug the next time an author behaved badly or someone went on a Twitter rampage, which would have only taken a week or two. Instead the people in charge of Ellora’s Cave made a mountain out of a molehill as I see it and now this shit storm just keep snowballing out of control. Every day someone involved in this suit has something to say on social media, or their blog, or in the comments section of someone’s post and it just makes it that much more of a big deal. If I were the lawyer my first words would have been “Shut the fuck up!”

Do I think that EC should have sued DA for a blog post? This is my personal opinion only and my answer is NO. I think that suing bloggers for exercising their freedom of speech is a huge slap to the fundamentals of our constitution and causes a ripple effect of silencing anyone who might have a differing opinion than EC (or any publisher in the future). I do not think anything in the DA post constitutes as defamation, I think it was a blogger who fact checked and had sources writing an opinion piece about the state of affairs of a company, the same as other bloggers do about sports teams, investments, TV shows, Actors portfolios, etc. As I write this I am having a slight panic attack thinking that this will be posted in a public forum and what if someone decides to sue me for my opinion? It’s crazy, we shouldn’t be afraid to express ourselves, address our fears, and participate in public debates/discussions/and protests. These are our rights and this lawsuit will have a negative fallout one way or another. Just by filing it EC has created this atmosphere of “us against them” and all sides are riled up.

The hashtag #NotChilled has sprung up by authors and bloggers who, regardless of this lawsuit, aren’t afraid to speak out. I think everyone at this point sees this lawsuit as a way of scaring authors/bloggers into silence. And to some degree it’s working. I don’t even have a huge grievance and I had to think long and hard about this. My complaint is how this is being played out in public. I worked for a lawyer and never have I seen two sides in a lawsuit (one side in particular) talk so much about said suit in public. That is Lawyering 101 people, keep your mouth shut before you say something that might lose your case for you.

So who wins? No one. Who loses? The authors.

We bleed these stories. They might just be corny “smut” books to the outside world, but they are our children, we birthed them from the deepest parts of our souls. That might sound over dramatic, but it’s true, if you are an artist then you understand. Every character has walked a million miles in our minds. Their pain is our pain. We cry, laugh, and gasp as we are writing these books. And as authors we can, and do, become emotionally attached to our work. Because unlike most professions, people reading our work are opening a window to our very raw, very exposed soul and taking a peek.

What I am trying to say is that my book for EC is my work. It is my blood, sweat, and tears. It is made up of my stress, fear, love, and excitement. This was my first (and to date, only) traditionally published work. And I’m proud of it.

Twisted Revenge is my work and if I am proud of my work I should not have to be ashamed to tell people that. But as with most boilerplate issues public opinion doesn’t always sway that way. Some people think that no one should promo their EC books, some readers are proclaiming that they will never by another EC title. Which I understand. I think readers and authors should go with their gut on this topic. Do what you feel is right. Or if you are so inclined, listen to each author and see what it is they personally would like their fans to do.

Some EC authors only have EC as their income and this lawsuit is hurting them. Other authors do publish with other companies or self-publish, but this still hurts them as well. These are authors who haven’t done anything wrong — some of them are just waiting for a check. They just want to be able to pay the electric or keep the gas on. I’m sure that if given the chance none of them would have voted for this lawsuit/mudslinging extravaganza to happen. Most of us just want it to go away.

“But Mia, what about the fact that part of that money will go to EC?” Meh, really what can I say to answer that? Honestly, some portion of all money spent goes to some “all powerful corporation”. My self published books have a portion that goes straight to Amazon even though they tweak their algorithm to purposely leave my titles and others in my genre out of the search results, but no one is going to stop purchasing books from Amazon (I know because my smashwords account has sat at a big fat goose egg for months while I’m still making sales on Amazon). And bottom line is that at least the authors still see some of that money assuming they are receiving their checks.

And on that topic (of getting paid), I have no personal knowledge of what is going on but I will say this, I believe the authors/editors/artists who say they haven’t been paid. Because I’m allowed to form my own beliefs/opinions and I don’t have to justify them to anyone, nor does anyone have to listen to me. I’m not going into the ins and outs of it all, but I do believe them and I feel for them. Have I been paid? Yes, but you also have to keep in mind that my royalties are minimal. Like, seriously. My royalties pay for a meal (and not for my family, just for me) some months I can go to Denny’s other months I have to hit the Dollar Menu for a single item plus tax (I am not even kidding about this). So really no one is breaking a nail writing out my single-digit check every month. I wouldn’t know what to do if I relied on that money for a bill, if I had hundreds of dollars coming to me and I didn’t receive it. I would be devastated.

I think if you happen to love an EC author who is saying “please don’t stop buying my books.” Then maybe consider listening to that author’s opinion. They have their reasons, it doesn’t mean that they like what is going on.

On the flipside, I know there are EC authors who are asking their readers to stop buying their books, if that is the case and this is an author you love then listen to them. They have their reasons too.

In the end it’s the authors who are losing out on this. It’s my opinion that everyone should just listen for a minute to the authors and what they want. They are the people who have worked their fingers to the bone writing these books. Those are the voices that should be heard instead of listening to A) the Publisher who has their hand out waiting for a sale and trashing their authors, or B) the bloggers who are calling on no one to ever buy from all EC authors ever again, which similarly doesn’t do the authors any good. Nothing is black and white, nothing is cut and dried.

I have seen some bloggers who have been kind enough to help some of the EC authors out by promoting their non-EC titles, to them I say, kudos to you! You found a way to support authors while sticking to your personal morals in regards to not giving money to a company you cannot support. However, not all authors have books with other publishers or self published. And if I had a perfect answer on how to show support to those people I’d be offering that up, but I don’t have a crystal ball and I can’t conjure answers out of thin air. (Well I do have a crystal ball, but it’s not giving me any answers)

Don’t get it twisted, I’m not being a fence sitter. I just think that every author is in a different place, personally and professionally. And for once, people (even the ones who say they are trying to champion for the authors) should actually listen to what each author wants and/or needs from their readers and from the writing community as a whole. Because there are a whole lot of variables here and everyone’s circumstances are different.

Am I asking readers to not buy my EC title? No, if you want to read it then buy it. Enjoy it. Because it is my hard work, not EC’s. I bled for it, I cried over it, I had anxiety and excitement for it. Regardless of who owns the rights, I wrote it, not them. If you don’t want to give your money to EC, that works for me too. Do what is comfortable for you. If you want to read my non EC book, Waking Up In Bedlam, feel free to pick that up at Amazon, Smashwords, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, or ARe. Share it, rate it, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. (It was my first book, ever).

I was going to keep promoting my EC book, but in light of everything: mostly the bad behavior I’ve witnessed on an unnamed blog, comments left on other blogs, and a mysterious Twitter account that reeks of something fishy going on, and the public backlash that ensued in my inbox when I posted an Amazon link to my book on my own FB page I have since removed all my scheduled posts for the month of October in regards to Twisted Revenge (one or two might have slipped past me). I am also doing this because my decisions affect my co-authors Alexandra Webb and Phoebe Chase who wrote books two and three in the Ever After series of which Twisted Revenge is book one of. So if I am out there promoting the book it could reflect poorly on them and until I know for sure how they wish to handle this situation I will wait on scheduling promos and events.

Bottom line is, this is a dog eat dog situation and the only dog I have in this fight is me. I still believe in my book, I support my fellow EC authors, all of them (whether they are still wanting sales or asking for people to stop buying their titles). And I hope, beyond hope, that this can be resolved quickly. But I think that no matter what, no one is coming out of this shit storm without some splatters on them. I am so sad to have lost my editor, to see the freelance editors and artists let go and who have not been paid for their services. Now these hardworking people have to go out and find a new job to support their families. This entire situation sucks for everyone all around.

That pretty much sums up my thoughts and feelings on this whole bad situation. Normally I’d say “Not my circus, not my monkeys.” But unfortunately this is my circus and these are my monkeys.

(Thank you to for finding my missing iBooks link!)

Cover Reveal: Twisted Redemption by Alexandra Webb

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Title/Series: Twisted Redemption (Book Two in the Ever After Series)

Author: Alexandra Webb

Genre: Romantica/Xanadu

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Release Date: July 18, 2014

Twisted Redemption by Alexandra Webb

Twisted Redemption by Alexandra Webb

Blurb:

Behind the Gateway Arch lies a secret world and Belle will discover there’s more expected of her than she’d thought when she’d agreed to work for Sean. Dragged into a land she’d only read about in storybooks she quickly discovers Sean’s dark side and the beast lurking within. Though Belle swore she’d keep a professional distance from Sean, their instant attraction to each other is undeniable. Belle not only finds herself participating in hot sex with the man she holds responsible for her father’s death but suddenly everyone is telling her she’s the one who can break an ancient curse.

When the Pied Piper sets his sights on the couple and Belle’s life is threatened, Sean must defeat his beast and win Belle’s heart…not just her body.

But twists of betrayal, lies and death cause events to spiral out of control. Belle struggles to navigate her way through a paranormal land populated by shapeshifter wolves and other strange creatures, inside her own dangerously passionate fairytale.

 

Series Blurb: The Gateway Arch in St. Louis draws more than tourists. Unbeknownst to the people visiting every day, it’s hidden magic also draws fairy tale creatures from your childhood who embark on wickedly sexy adventures in pursuit of their happily ever after. They battle curses, secrets, and other things that go bump in the night as well as a new evil lurking in the wings.

 

Links:
Ellora’s Cave: http://www.ellorascave.com/twisted-redemption.html
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22711119-twisted-redemption
Alexandra Webb site: http://authoralexandrawebb.blogspot.com
Alexandra Webb fan page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alexandra-Webb/338797306240306?ref_type=bookmark
Twitter: @Webb_Alexandra

Tuesday Tease: Criminal Behavior

Every Tuesday I’m going to start posting a little something to tease you all with. It will either be an excerpt from a WIP, something already out, or a guest tease from one of the many fabulous authors I am friends with. Enjoy!

Criminal Behavior by Mia Bishop & Alexandra Webb

Criminal Behavior
by Mia Bishop & Alexandra Webb

 

Title: Criminal Behavior

Author(s): Mia Bishop & Alexandra Webb

Genre: Erotica

Length: Two short stories

Synopsis:

Two erotic short stories. What happens when two women find themselves in tough situations? Seduction and one night neither one of them will ever forget. Warning: Contains BDSM elements.

 

Excerpt from Dirty Deeds by Mia Bishop

She tried to take a step back but before she could get too far the man snatched up her hands and spun her around. Josie’s heartbeat quickened at the feel of something slim and cold being looped around her wrists. The sound of the zip-tie locking in place around her wrists nearly made her pass out. This was bad. Every thought rushing through her head was about all the things she’d never gotten to do in her life. Always so busy with work, trying to build a name for herself and this was what all of her hard work had gotten her. Locked up with a psychopath in a hotel room bound and gagged.

As if he could read her mind the man laughed and sat her on the edge of the bed. “I gave you my word, I won’t hurt you.” She mumbled again and he flashed a wicked smile that made her stomach do another round of flip-flops. “Stuffing a towel in your mouth and binding your hands isn’t hurting you, doll.” She narrowed her eyes at the nickname. Something in her reaction seemed to please him as his brow quirked. “Oh, don’t like that nickname, do you?”

Josie shook her head and wiggled her arms to try to free herself. The man stood up and started to pace. “You know, doll, I would take the gag out but I have a feeling you aren’t going to play nice. So until I can be convinced that you can be a good girl I’m going to keep you just how you are.” He stopped and let his gaze slide over every inch of her body as he licked his lips, “Chest out, shoulders back, chin up, and a defiant glare. You certainly do know how to look your best under pressure.” She rolled her eyes, which only elicited another laugh from him.

The bastard was enjoying this. Of course, why wouldn’t he? He was obviously the reason an entire casino and hotel went on lock-down and was swarmed by a SWAT team. She smiled inwardly, it would only be a matter of time before the officers started busting down every door to find him. She would just have to wait him out.

“You know they aren’t coming up here, right?”

She blinked. Was he a fucking mind reader? This was ridiculous, she screamed against the towel in her mouth and stomped her feet so hard in the lamps next to the bed shook. If he wanted a fight she could throw a fit of epic proportions. She took a deep breath through her nose to ready her lungs for round two when she heard a very distinctive click. Her entire body stilled, she might not know much about the world, but she knew without looking that the click was the sound of a gun being cocked. Slowly she opened her eyes to see him pointing the pistol at her, the hard stare he gave her made her mouth go dry. “Not another fucking sound, doll.”

 

Excerpt from Caught and Bound by Alexandra Webb

I set my kit on the desk and made sure the computer was powered down before I unhooked the wires. A strange noise came through the walls and I froze. My heart stopped as my mind whirled to make sense of it. It sounded like a garage door opening. Cursing, I darted from the room, but I ran into a hard body. I jumped back with a gasp and looked up to meet Chris’ hazel gaze.

Fuck. His black button up shirt was open, exposing his broad chest. I swallowed as I studied the hard muscles that I’d never seen. Working in the office never really called for the removal of clothes. My tongue darted over my lips as I raised my gaze to his again.

“What are you doing here, Katie?” His crossed his arms and his gaze hardened as it wandered over my body.

I couldn’t figure out if I should go with the truth or some strange lie. I started to speak, but he held a figure up.

“The truth, Katie.”

“I came to steal your hard drive.” I tried to give a casual shrug. “I thought you were supposed to be out late. Had you not gotten home early I would have gotten away with it.”

His mouth twisted into a strange, yet sexy smile. “You think that? I knew that you had been planted in my office.”

What the hell? “When did you figure it out?” Where had I screwed up?

“The moment I tried to track down your references. Your boss did a horrible job.”

“Yet you hired me anyway?” I raised a brow and crossed my arms under my breasts and I saw his eyes dip to my leather encased mounds.

He laughed, a dark sexy laugh from deep in his chest. “Because you look sexy as hell in a short skirt and blazer.”

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Purchase a copy of Criminal Behavior at Smashwords or Amazon for 99 cents.

Smashwords: http://bit.ly/1nH4CGd

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1cRFCFr

Don’t forget to add Criminal Behavior to your Goodreads Shelf!