Aug 3, 2017

Darkness Before Dawn ~ Leigh Robbins


Cover Designer: Jo-Anna Walker of Just Write. Creations
Formatter: Deena Rae of E-BookBuilders for Beyond DEF
Publish Date: 06/15/2017

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Blinded in Iraq while in the Marines, Matthew Cage never realized the key to unlocking his forever midnight world was within arm’s reach.

Dawn Richards first saw her best friend’s older brother via webcam. For years, she secretly desired him, keeping her fantasies hidden from the rest of the world. 
                                 
After a downward spiral, Matthew secluded himself in his prison of darkness, but his sister and friends helped him find his way. Having worked hard to become a Master Instructor in Close Quarters Combat, Matthew's world seems normal until tragedy strikes.

When Dawn’s life is threatened, Matthew refuses to let her deal with it alone. Can Dawn trust him to protect her? Will Matthew finally believe he can have sunshine in his world?






EXCERPT

I woke up to total darkness. I didn’t know if I was dead or alive until I tried to blink, but the pain was worse if I tried to breathe or move, so I figured I must be alive and in hell. Turns out I was right.
I wanted to fight the suffocating fear that came over me. I tried to calm my panic and assess the circumstances.
I was definitely lying in a bed. I felt buried alive. Is there a blanket over my face? Am I paralyzed? Why can’t I move? Why can’t I see or hear anything except incessant beeping?
Hot waves of pain crashed over me, reverberating through every fiber of my body. All the limbs must have been there; I felt pain fucking everywhere. Surely if I had lost some parts, they wouldn’t be hurting so much. Able to move one hand, I used it to explore. Painfully reaching up to feel my face covered with bandages, I discovered wires sticking out from it. My lips were rough and hard; they didn’t feel like lips. I could put the tip of my pinky in my partially open mouth, but then wires and braces stopped it from further exploration. Oh shit, this is going to totally suck.
I moved my hand downward to the bandages covering my chest and then over my stomach to my dick—limper than I ever remembered it being, but at least all in one piece. My entire right side was heavily bandaged, radiating with agonizing pain.
What happened to me? What the fuck happened to me, and what’s coming next?
I started to panic again, which caused the telemetry heart monitor to beep so loudly I didn’t hear the nurse come in.
“You’ll be all right.” The nurse’s hands were firm, yet gentle, as she soothed my arm tied to the bedside. “Try to relax. I’m giving you something in your IV to help you calm down.”
I escaped the only way I could, back into oblivion.




ABOUT THE AUTHOR




Leigh Robbins earned her Master of Science in counseling psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Leigh writes romance novels because love makes her world go ‘round. If not romance, what besides the flu, makes your heart beat faster, your breath more rapid, and your temperature soar? Lucky to have found love at fifteen, Leigh and her husband live in South Florida surrounded by their family and fur babies.


Leigh’s books are tales of love and lust not written for the faint of heart. Self-published, she seeks your help to spread the word and help like-minded readers find her books. If you enjoy reading them, Leigh always appreciates your reviews on the bookseller websites, or you can contact her via email to say hello!

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Aug 2, 2017

New Release ~ Collared (Aleatha Romig's Fidelity World) ~ LeTeisha Newton



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Death changes us all …

Without my husband, my world caved. The business we built together is a prison. Our home, once filled with laughter and passion, is a tomb for what was. I want to give it all away and find a new place to start over. But the needs inside me, long-hidden whispers, won’t leave me alone. What I crave, a newfound darkness to match the pain, is impossible to ignore.

When Infidelity offers me a chance for fulfillment and a companion with no strings, I grasp it with both hands.

My Master is hurting. He’s filled with agonies and releases them on my flesh. We push and pull, an Owner and his slave, and I am helpless at his feet. But he strengthens me, giving me the power to fight his demons and substitute for what he’s lost.

I wasn’t supposed to fall in love, shouldn’t want to be more than a replacement. But I did, and I do. We only have the agreement between us, but I want him to own me irrevocably. Forever, always, to keep me … 

Collared.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR



Writing professionally since 2008, LeTeisha Newton’s love of romance novels began long before it should have. After spending years sneaking reads from her grandmother's stash, she finally decided to pen her own tales. As many will do during their youth, she bounced from fantasy, urban literature, mainstream, interracial, paranormal, heterosexual, and LGBT works until she finally rested in contemporary romance. 

LeTeisha is all about deep angst and angry heroes who take a bit more loving to smooth their rough edges. Love comes in many sizes, shapes, and colors, as well as with—or without—absolute beauty and fairy tale sweetness. She writes the darker tales because life is hard … but love is harder.