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VBT: Vegas Hustle by Ethan Stone – Totally Bound

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vegashustle_800Blurb for Vegas Hustle:

A business trip to Las Vegas becomes a life or death situation for a comic book fan.

Comic book geek Adam Brand is young, good-looking and wealthy. He’s also a virgin because he’s not skilled at picking up guys. While in Vegas with his friend Dean to finalize a real estate deal, he throws caution to the wind and hires a professional. Hustler Javier Campos is just Adam’s type and his first time is perfect.

Excerpt from Vegas Hustle:

I stretched my arms out, bent my legs and dove into the cool, refreshing water. I was in Las Vegas, I was eighteen years old and I was alone for the first time ever.

Well, almost alone, my friend Dean Schweister was with me. “Dean will keep you out of trouble,” my father had said. Ha! Dean had fooled everyone into believing he was a sweet young man.

I emerged from the water in dramatic fashion, imagining the scene in The Little Mermaid when Ariel comes out of the ocean onto the rock, her red hair flowing around her. My hair wasn’t red or long, but I still felt like a prince.

“Such a show off,” Dean muttered and tried to hide a smile.

We’d known each other our entire lives because our fathers worked together often. Dean’s father was one of my dad’s many lawyers. Barry Schweister normally only handled my father’s business on the West Coast but Dad had taken him to Australia to handle a crisis. It had then fallen on me and Dean to iron out a deal in Vegas. There wasn’t much to it other than a little haggling and signing some papers. I would’ve had to be an absolute idiot to screw it up.

Since Dean was two years older than me, I’m sure Dad had an idea we would party, but I don’t think he had a clue exactly what we had planned. Dad didn’t have a problem with me being gay but I doubt he’d want to know I planned on losing my virginity.

I pulled myself out of the pool then sat on a lounge chair next to Dean.

“You excited about later?” he asked.

“Yeah, I can’t wait to check out Heroes Unlimited.” HU was a comic book shop right on the strip, one of the biggest stores in the United States.

He rolled his eyes. “You know that’s not what I’m talking about.”

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VBT: By Jove by Marissa Doyle

By_Jove_500Book Synopsis: For Theodora Fairchild, graduate school is a dream. The professors are fighting over her, she gets to study Latin and explore her knowledge of Greek gods with others who share her passion…and she meets Grant Proctor. He’s as shy as she is, and oh so handsome.

As she gives in to her feelings for the man who’s stolen her heart, someone seems determined to keep them apart—no matter the consequences. There are evil forces at work, and they have plans for Theo that don’t include Grant. When Grant disappears, surviving the semester becomes the least of Theo’s worries. Her knowledge of ancient mythology may be her best weapon, and relying on her wits and wisdom may be the only thing to help her save her true love.

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Author Bio:

Marissa Doyle graduated from Bryn Mawr College and went on to graduate school intending to be an archaeologist, but somehow got distracted. Eventually she figured out what she was really supposed to be doing and started writing. She’s channeled her inner history geekiness into a successful young adult historical fantasy series, and is now also happily writing contemporary romantic fantasy. She lives in her native Massachusetts with her family, including a pair of bossy but adorable pet rabbits, and loves quilting, sailing, gardening, and collecting antiques. Oh, and coffee.

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Have you Lived Before? by S.L. Saboviec ( @Saboviec) @XpressoTours @bitchesbewritin

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Welcome S.L. Saboviec and Expresso Book Tours to Bitches be Writin’.

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Have you Lived Before? by S.L.

One of the central ideas in the world of Guarding Angel is reincarnation. The main character, a guardian angel named Enael, is responsible for guiding the spiritual growth of her Wards during one of their lives. One woman is only on her second life, while another man is on his sixty-fifth. Their common characteristic is having lived multiple lives and the desire to experience certain things on their return to Earth.

Many Westerners (you, perhaps?) don’t believe in reincarnation because the predominant religion here is Christianity. To believe in being born more than once is heresy because it is contrary to the purpose of this life. However, evidence suggests that past lives are not only a possibility, but they shape who we are, what we fear, and even physical traits in our current lives.

Children That Know What They Shouldn’t

My favorite type of past life stories are children who recall living before. From the little girl who can describe the moment of her previous death to the little boy who has an uncanny knowledge of details relating to his previous profession, I love hearing them.

Children’s Past Lives: How Past Life Memories Affect Your Child by Carol Bowman is a fascinating read if you want to delve in-depth into what two- to five-year-old children routinely remember from previous lives. If you want some quick snippets of stories, the blog article 10 Amazing Things Kids Have Said About Past Lives is sure to give you goosebumps.

 So How Did You Die?

One interesting belief about reincarnation is that a violent, sudden, and unhappy death may cause birthmarks in future lives. As the Wikipedia article on birthmarks states, “the exact cause of birthmarks is not known.” Not definitive proof, of course, but speculation is interesting.

Mikhail Gorbachev’s port-wine stain on the top of his head is one of the most famous birthmarks in the world. Is it just me or is it reminiscent of two hatchet marks? Ouch.

I have one birthmark. It’s a one-inch oblong mark with jagged edges on my inner thigh. I’ve contemplated how I could have died from a wound like that. Since it’s over my femoral artery, I think that perhaps a few lives ago, I died of an arrow or a bullet wound in the leg. Was I a Native American, running from an enemy? Or a Civil War veteran who took a shrapnel hit and bled out on a battle field? At this point, I’d rather not know, but it’s interesting to speculate.

Your Irrational Fear Might Not Be So Irrational After All

Another unpleasant aspect of having lived—and died—before is that our souls remember what our conscious minds don’t.

Part of why reincarnation is on my mind (besides the release of my book!) is that I recently had a past life reading. I asked the psychic a few general questions, one of which was, “I have an irrational fear of dying a certain way. Why is that?” Don’t get me wrong—I believe in psychic phenomena and past lives, but I’m also well aware of leading questions, so I made this one as general as possible.

The answer was, paraphrased: I had lived two lives where I had drowned. The first was when I lived on an island. A tidal wave crashed over where I lived, and many people died. The second was on a boat. The boat broke apart during a storm and I drowned in the ocean.

When I asked the question, I wasn’t expecting that response. Instead, I was thinking about how I can’t handle horror movies in which people get eviscerated (even typing the word makes me shudder). That started when I was in seventh grade and read Jurassic Park. The scene where those spitting dinosaurs kill Dennis Nedry still haunts me.

But then I remembered: A few years ago, I developed an irrational fear of water deeper than my shoulders. When I told my husband about the past life reading, he said, “Yeah, I remember. We were at a hotel, and you were in the deep end, and you said, ‘I can’t stand to be in here. I have to get out.’” And when we went to Jamaica a year ago, I was ok being in the ocean because it was clear and no more than shoulder-deep. But when I’d been to Puerto Rico years before and the water was cloudy, I was terribly afraid.

I can’t tell you if I drowned in a past life. I can tell you that the fear came upon me in recent years—growing up, I loved swimming pools. You couldn’t keep me out of them. But one of the aspects of phobias caused by past lives is that they may come upon a person when they reach the age at which they died.

So Have You Lived Before?

Whatever you believe, the idea of living multiple times is a fascinating one. It’s interesting to consider that we could be leaving a legacy throughout history more than just creating offspring by living and dying multiple times.

What about you? Got an interesting birthmarks you’d like to hazard a guess about? Any irrational fears that cropped up recently? Have you talked to a child lately that knows way too much about 1800’s London?

Guarding Angel by S.L. Saboviec
Guarding Angel - CoverSynopsis:

Guardian angel Enael can’t seem to keep her human Wards in check. They’re the ones who choose their paths before reincarnating—she’s just there to help make sure they stay on track. But it’s not as easy as it might look.

When she meets and falls in love with charismatic Kaspen, a fellow Guardian, Enael’s feelings about Heaven, Hell, demons, and the life she’s known are turned upside down. Worse, angel-turned-demon Yasva, Kaspen’s former love, still holds him in her clutches. Even as Yasva works toward obtaining complete control of Earth, she taunts and haunts Kaspen’s and Enael’s lives.

Now Enael is forced to face her past (which is centuries long and bursting with secrets), her present (which is terribly unfulfilling and full of questions), and her future (which becomes more uncertain as time passes). Armed with a newfound love and fear of losing it all, she must figure out how to save the world—-and the angel she loves. Which side will win? Who will Kaspen choose? Will Heaven and Earth continue to exist, or will everything go to Hell?

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SL Saboviec - Head Shot - SmallSamantha grew up in a small town in Iowa but now lives in the suburbs of Toronto with her Canadian husband and expatriate cat. In her spare time, she reads, writes, and thinks about reading and writing—along with playing the occasional video game or eight.

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Photograph – Tanith Davenport Spotlight #TotallyBound #Giveaway

WHS Booty7 Social Media Patch_finalTo celebrate the release of Photograph, Totally Bound are giving away a bundle of eBooks by Tanith Davenport.

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Winners will be announced at our Totally Bound’s release party on 27th May.

Blurb:

She wanted him. Her sister married him.

Tara Thornton hasn’t spoken to her sister in two years, ever since Azure married the man of Tara’s dreams. Tired of the rift, Azure invites her to take a Mediterranean cruise on a friend’s yacht and, bowing to family pressure, Tara accepts.

Forced to be in close proximity with the man she still desires, Tara is thrown into confusion. The presence of celebrity theme park owner Liam Wilder and the reality of his marriage to Azure send Tara into a tailspin and, in an attempt to regain control, she responds to the advances of hot fellow guest Ryan Hyde, while determined to feel no affection for him.

But Ryan has a way of getting under her skin, and Tara’s plan to get closer to Liam is rapidly losing its importance as Ryan begins to break down her defences. Can she let go of Liam, let Ryan into her heart…and tell Azure the real reason for her silence?

 Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of spanking and light BDSM.

 Excerpt:

“So what did she say?”

“She said yes.” Azure threw her bag down on the bed and turned to face Liam, who was locking the cabin door. “So we’ll see what happens.”

“She looked really worried about you earlier.” Liam sat down on the bed and kicked his shoes off.

Azure shrugged uncomfortably. Maybe Tara had been concerned and maybe she hadn’t, but either way this wasn’t a conversation she was looking forward to. Her sister wasn’t known for making these things easy.

“I’m going to take a shower. My hair is full of crap.”

“Hold on. I’ll help you. You can’t see your sutures.”

Azure nodded. It was true enough. The last thing she wanted was to break her stitches and end up back in hospital. Or get soap in them and have them stinging for ages. Bloodied hair was hanging in her eyes, stiff and unpleasant, a reminder of what had happened today. She just wanted it over.

And the prospect of a shower with Liam was always welcome.

When they returned from the en suite twenty minutes later, Azure wrapped in a towel, the room had cooled slightly. As Azure reached for the hairdryer she noticed goose bumps rising on her arms, the tiny hairs standing on end.

“Jesus. How can it be roasting out there and cold in here? Their air con is amazing.”

“I hadn’t noticed.” Liam threw his towel onto a chair. “Move around a bit. That’ll warm you up.”

Azure heard a thud behind her and turned to see Liam dancing elegantly around the room, stark naked. She folded her arms and bit her lip to stifle her laughter.

“And is it working?”

“I don’t know, I wasn’t cold. Join me and find out.”

Azure shook her head indulgently. What the hell? She untucked her towel and let it fall, leaving her as naked as him. Liam held out his hand and she took it, moving into his arms as he led her into a tango.

“You’re nuts. You do realise that, don’t you?”

“Of course. Everyone should go nuts once in a while. Makes life more interesting.” Liam spun her, sending her wet hair in a sparkling circle, droplets falling all over the floor.

Azure collapsed into giggles, letting Liam take the lead as they danced around the room. As they passed the floor-length mirror she caught a glimpse of herself and bit back a gasp, catching a brief impression of her flushed bare arse, rose-pink nipples and a dusting of dark hair.

“See,” Liam said, sweeping her into his arms and dipping her. “I told you it would warm you up.” He leant down and pressed a kiss between her breasts.

As she straightened up, Azure slid closer to him, pressing her body against his. Liam dropped his hand from her back to her bottom and cupped one cheek, letting one finger drift inwards to graze against the hidden pucker.

Azure’s eyes widened. Oh, really? Two can play that game. She brushed a hip against Liam’s crotch, at the same time reaching down to caress his cock.

As Liam kept them moving, it became a battle of wills. Their bodies brushed together teasingly, hands slipping into intimate places, touching each other until they were breathless. Azure glided behind him and wrapped her arms around his chest, caressing his nipples with her fingertips. Turning on the spot, Liam pulled Azure against him and pressed a hand to her pussy, sliding a finger inside as his thumb caressed her clit.

Azure tipped her head back and kissed him, letting her tongue slide into his mouth as she laced her fingers behind his neck.

Their lips parted, and Liam said two words.

“Hold still.”

And he slid his hands under her bottom and lifted her up before placing her on top of the desk.

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