Forgiving Reed by C.A. Harms


Forgiving Reed

Publication Date: October 13, 2014
Genres: ContemporaryRomance

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I took a deep breath and rang the doorbell. Almost immediately Diesel began to bark and Rhett grew 

excited. I could hear Reed’s deep voice trying to calm Diesel. The moment the door came open and that 

gorgeous smile spread out across his lips, all the nervous energy disappeared.

“Hey you, come here, little man.” Reed held his hands out to Rhett and in no time at all my son was 

lunging for him. Rhett griped Reed’s shirt tightly and kicked his legs as he looked down at the big dog 

that was spastically wagging his tail. A loud squeal escaped Rhett when Diesel barked, the sight was one 

I would always have etched in my mind.

If you would have asked me six months ago if I would be falling for Reed, I would have laughed. I 

promised myself I would never go there again. Once a cheater always a cheater. Right? Now here I was 

standing in his doorway, while he held my son close and tickled his tummy. I could see the adoration in 

Reed’s eyes as he looked at Rhett. I had to accept that he had changed. Reed was no longer that selfish 

young boy. He had changed, things had happened that forced him to grow.

“You gonna come inside?” Reed tilted his head toward the house and I took a step in through the 

doorway. His house was beautiful, and surprisingly clean. It was nothing like I expected. It had that 

homey feeling, the one that you get when you walked in to a place you belong.

I could feel Reed against my back as he stepped up behind me. “It feels good having you here, both of 

you.” He kissed my head softly and nudged me forward.

“Thanks for inviting us.” I spoke softly still not trusting my voice. I had mixed emotions right now. It felt 

so right to be here with him, yet I felt guilty for that. Was I moving too fast?

We decided to stay in and make something to eat. A movie on the big screen was the plan. It felt so 

natural for Rhett to be hobbling around the kitchen while Reed and I made dinner. Diesel was attached 

to my little guy’s hip. It really was the sweetest thing. If Rhett stopped walking, Diesel sat back on his 

hind legs next to him and waiting patiently. The moment Rhett was on the move again, Diesel jumped to 

follow close behind.

Synopsis:

Kori suffered a great loss, one that left her feeling so desolate and alone, that she believed nothing would ever fill the void…
The only thing that kept her going was the one little piece of joy she still had in her life, her baby boy, Rhett.
She had no choice but to move forward and give her son the best life she could. Which meant moving back home.
Except there was one problem
Home was where Reed would be…
The man who once held her heart, then shattered it into a million pieces.
Grieving the loss of Rhett's dad, and learning to forgive those who have betrayed her, Kori was battling it all.
But will she ever have the strength to forgive Reed?
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About the Author

C.A. Harms
C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.
She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.

Book 3 of The Sanctuary Series -- River's Revenge by Charlotte Abel -- Available Now

I'm so excited to announce that River's Revenge is finally available.




Jonathan and River are reunited but must hide the true nature of their relationship until all the carefully woven lies supporting the revolution start to unravel. Nothing but the truth can save them. Not only must they convince the citizens of New Eden that the prophecy is real, they must also prove Jonathan is the true son of Ephraim or face certain execution.




An excerpt from River's Revenge

River clung to Jonathan. They’d had five days together alone in the cave but now it was time to leave. Gabriel and Eli were waiting for them at the bottom of the cliff.
Gabriel would take Jonathan home to Reuben’s ranch. She’d go to Sanctuary Mountain with Eli.
Jonathan pressed his forehead against hers. “I don’t want to let you go.”
“I know.” She couldn’t let him see how hard this was for her or he wouldn’t let her go. “It’s only for a few weeks.”
“But you’ll be with him.” Jonathan growled the word.
River knew he was worried about the blood bond she shared with Eli. “I’ll be fine.”
“I can’t stand the thought of him touching you.”
She cupped his cheeks with her palms as she leaned back. “I won’t let him touch me when we’re alone, but Eli and I have to convince everyone that we’re a mated pair. So we’re going to have to at least hold hands in public.”
“That stupid blood bond should help sell the deception.”
“It will.”
Jonathan groaned. “Is that supposed to make me feel better?”
“No, but hopefully this will.” River pressed her lips to his.
Jonathan tangled his fingers in her hair and took control of the kiss. He hooked his forearm around the small of her back then jerked her body against his.
River’s eyes fluttered shut.
“Hey! What’s taking so long?” Eli’s shout intruded.
River pulled back then gave Jonathan a quick peck on the mouth. “We need to leave before he decides to climb up here and get us.”
“Let him.” Jonathan’s eyes still glowed with his wolf’s light. “It’ll take him at least an hour with that bum knee of his.”
“Jonathan.” River smiled and shook her head. “That’s not very nice.”
“I can think of all sorts of nice things to do while we wait.”
Gabriel’s form suddenly filled the opening of the cave, blocking the light. He shouted, “Jonathan!” then ran inside. He wrapped his long, muscular arms around Jonathan and River then squeezed the air out of both of them.
Jonathan grunted then laughed. “Hey, Gabe. It’s good to see you, too.”
Gabriel squeezed them even tighter. “I’m so glad you aren’t dead.”

Jonathan laughed again. “Me too.”

Prisoner by Annika Martin and Skye Warren

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About Annika Martin

Annika Martin is a New York Times bestselling author who loves writing stories about criminals – some of her tales are dirty and fun (kinky bank robbers!) others are dark and intense (Prisoner collaboration). She also writes gritty, sexy romantic suspense and urban fantasy as RITA-award winning author Carolyn Crane.

About Skye Warren

Skye Warren is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of dark romantic fiction. Her books are raw, sexual and perversely romantic.

15 Minutes by Bethany Lopez -- Cover Reveal

We're revealing the cover for  Author Bethany Lopez's upcoming release, 15 Minutes, which will release on November 4, 2014! Let us know what you think!


Title: 15 Minutes (Time for Love #4)
Author: Bethany Lopez
Age Group: NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Models: Tessi Conquest and Fernando Cedeno
Photo by K Keeton Designs
Cover by B Designs

Blurb: 
Raised to be the "perfect" wife, Victoria has spent her days maintaining her impeccable outward appearance and her nights mingling with the rich and entitled. When her engagement to Scott ended, Victoria thought she'd be rid of him and his circle of friends forever, but a chance encounter with Brock will change not only the way she sees him, but the way she sees herself.

Brock is a man who's happy and content with his life. A surrogate parent to his now-adult brothers, he spends his days running the company he built himself and his nights playing in his brothers' local band. When he runs into Victoria in the bar after a show, sparks unexpectedly fly, and he's interested in seeing where it goes.

But can the man who's happy with his life, convince the woman who always wants more, to give him a shot with only 15 Minutes on the clock?


EXCERPT
Victoria
           “What do you want with me?” I blurted out, asking him the question I’d probably already asked twenty-times, without receiving a reasonable response. “I know you said that there’s an attraction, but I’m sure there are plenty of more suitable women, that would enjoy going out with you.”
            Brock looked at me for a beat, then threw his head back and laughed, deep from his gut, and my body tingled at the sound.
            “I’ve tried suitable,” he said when his laughter had almost completely died out. “But there’s something about you, Victoria, and I want to see what’s underneath all of the polish and perfection.”
            “If you’re thinking you’re going to break through and find a heart of gold, you’re going to be sorely disappointed,” I responded haughtily, trying to mask the fact that his words had my heart trembling with fear. I’d worked very hard to ensure no man would ever get close enough to ruin me, the way my father had ruined my mother.
            Rather than being offended by my tone, Brock’s eyes danced with merriment, and he leaned down closer, his voice rough, yet amused in my ear. “Maybe Silver? Or Bronze?”
            He started chuckling again, and although I tried to remain stoic, his mirth was catchy, and I found myself smiling at his words.
            Brock’s eyes were on my lips, and when the smile fell from his, his gaze turning hot, I felt a fire begin in my belly and slowly lick it’s way through my veins. I inhaled sharply, as his head began its descent towards mine, but was saved from his kiss when the barista called his name, indicating our order was ready.
            When he walked to the counter to grab our drinks, I released my breath with a shudder, and closed my eyes, trying to regain my composure before he returned.
            “Wanna grab that table over there?” Brock asked, indicating a booth by the window, his features normal, as if my body hadn’t been about to implode moments before.
            “Sure,” I said, trying to match my disposition to his then led the way to the booth and took the seat closer to the door.
            Brock placed my Chai Tea Latte in front of me, then settled into the seat across from mine and brought his coffee to his lips. He watched me over the rim as he drank, as if assessing my reaction to his almost kiss.
            Trying to avoid his eyes, I looked around the coffee shop, noticing that other than us, the place was void of customers.
            I turned my attention back to him and asked, “Don’t you have to work? It’s the middle of the morning.”
            Brock’s lip turned up at my question, and I wasn’t sure if it was because he was happy I was asking something personal, or if he was being snarky because I’d just now asked the question.
            “That’s the nice part about being your own boss,” he explained, leaning back into his chair and stretching his legs out to get comfortable. I moved my feet to the side, when his touched mine, causing him to chuckle. “My schedule’s pretty flexible, and I have a good team of guys that work for me.”
            I was curious about his job. I knew that he ran some sort of painting business, but I wondered how he’d come to own a business at such a young age. I didn’t want him to know I was curious, however, so I simply nodded at his answer.
            “What about you, Babe? You content to spend your days doing yoga and making the world prettier just by being in it?”
            My back stiffened at his insinuation, even though I knew it was pretty accurate. I was about to tell him off, when I saw someone approaching our table. He had dark hair and a dark complexion, with paint spackled clothes, and a grim look on his face.
            “Here you go, brother,” he said, tossing a set of keys in the air before he’d fully made it to our table.
            Brock caught the keys in mid-air, looking at the man, a look of disapproval on his face, before turning to me and saying, “Victoria, this is my brother Brady. Brady, Victoria.”
            Brady looked at me, not bothering to hide his disdain, and nodded slightly before snatching the motorcycle key off the table and walking away.
            I watched him stalk out, then turned to look at Brock.
            “He was lovely,” I said sarcastically, a little affronted at his brother’s rudeness.
            Brock chuckled lightly, but his eyes had hardened a bit, “Brady’s heart’s in the right place. He’s just a bit overprotective.”
            “What does he have to be overprotective about?” I asked, confused. When Brock just continued to look pointedly at me, I was shocked to realize that his brother was worried about me. “Me?”
            “Don’t worry about him,” Brock said, reaching his hand across the table to lay it over mine. “He’s making assumptions… Look, I’d like to take you out tonight.”
            His words swept through me, and I swallowed deeply.
            “I think your fifteen minutes are over,” I replied softly.
            He squeezed my hand in his and said, “I think there’s something here, Victoria. As I said at the bar, I know I’m not the kind of guy you’re looking to get serious with. You have it in your head that you’re going to marry a suit and be a wife… I get it. All I’m saying is… You’re not married yet, and since you’re single, and I’m single, why not have some fun before you settle down?” He leaned across, his eyes locked on mine as he continued. “We’ve got chemistry, why not explore it? Let’s show each other a good time, have a little fun, and see what happens?”


Series Reading Order:
8 Weeks
21 Days
42 Hours
15 Minutes


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About the Author:
Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. Since then she has published various YA and NA books. She is a lover of romance, family, and friends, and enjoys incorporating those things in what she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible.