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Heart of the Billionaire


The scrumptiously romantic series continues with the second book in the Almost an Angel Series by Bestselling Authors Jenifer Youngblood and Sandra Poole

Gracie, an angel-in-training, has completed her first assignment, reuniting Alex and Dawson after their tumultuous breakup. Her elation is cut short when she receives her next assignment: Brooke Matthews—the snotty, entitled, princess, who did everything in her power to snatch Dawson away from Alex.

Where in the world will Gracie find a man to put up with this beauty of a beast?

Nash Rigby is a bull rider. Used to taking life by the horns, he’s willing to enter into an arrangement—a dubious arrangement—to save his father’s ranch. He’s trained to hang on for all he’s worth for eight seconds, but can this cowboy hang on to Brooke long enough to win the prize? Or, will he be able to see Brooke’s inner beauty and find the love of a lifetime? Maybe … with a little help from an almost angel.

Faced with the insurmountable task of helping the cowboy and the billionaire’s daughter fall in love, Gracie digs in, determined to do things her way. When Sheldon, a dark angel with killer looks, floats back into her life, err … afterlife, Gracie must fight against her growing attraction to heaven’s bad boy.

Heart of the Billionaire is a stand-alone novel. But to get the full effect of how things work in the realm of angels, check out Candlelight Kisses (Book 1 in the Almost an Angel Series)

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Praise for the Series:

"I did not see that ending coming! Gracie is not what I expected either...she doesn't fit the mold of what you think an "angel-in-training" is supposed to be like, and it will be fun to see her continue to learn and change. I love her mentor, Gertrude! It is a fun, clean romance that keeps you interested and entertained. Eagerly anticipating the next one in the series!” by Verified Amazon Customer

"Love this series! Nash's desire to save his father's ranch touched me. And it helped he's hot and swoon worthy! And Gracie's love story with the 'bad boy' makes it even more interesting! Love this! Don't miss it!” Always Reading

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Excerpt From Heart of the Billionaire (Book 2 in The Almost an Angel Series)

Stewart Matthews sat poised on the edge of his seat, his body taut—his face wearing the laser-beam focus of a General preparing for battle. In many ways, he was fighting the greatest battle of his life, for it involved the heart of the one he loved the most.

He could only see one way to help Brooke, but she wouldn’t like it. In fact, she would be so angry that she might never speak to him again. That was the price he would have to pay for attempting to save her. Better to be a parent than a friend. Even though he dreaded what was to come, he knew there was no other option. His money had been the thing that sent Brooke down her path of self-destruction. He could only hope that it would also be the catalyst that would save her.

A feeling of resignation settled over him as he looked down at the blank page. Then he picked up the pen and began to write …

My Darling Brooke,

From the moment you were born and I held you in my arms, I knew that my life would never again be the same. Never before had I experienced such pure and complete love. And that love has only grown and multiplied over the years. You are my heart, my primary responsibility, and I will take any measures necessary to protect you, even if that means protecting you from yourself.

Sweetheart, my only desire is that you find joy and contentment—the kind that can only come from within. You need to learn to love unconditionally and to love someone so completely that you are willing to put his needs before your own. Please know that I have spent many a night, walking the floors, trying to determine the best course of action to set you back on the right path.

A way has been opened up, and I intend to take full advantage of it. My only hope is that you will one day find it in your heart to forgive me, for what I’m about to do.

A knock sounded. He looked up as his assistant stuck her head in the door. “I’m sorry to disturb you, but the attorney is here and waiting in the conference room. It’s time.”

The moment of truth was here. Once he signed the documents, there would be no going back. He blew out a breath, a rigid look of determination on his lined face. “Tell them I’ll be there in five minutes.”

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Jennifer Youngblood & Sandra Poole

Jennifer and Sandra—daughter and mother writing duo—have been writing together for many years and have over a dozen published novels, a collection of short stories, and a children’s book (released under the pen name of Periwinkle Blue). They feel it’s a great privilege to be able to collaborate with each other as it adds a depth and spice to their work that neither of them could get independently. For them, writing is a continual journey of discovery. They have so many ideas for books that it’s hard to focus on one at a time.

Both of them have a penchant for chocolate, seafood, and movies.

Jennifer has a B.A. in English and Social Sciences from BYU Hawaii, and Sandra has a Masters in Business Administration. Jennifer and Sandra now live in the Rocky Mountains with their families.

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Guest Post: Born to Die Blog Tour


Too many infant boys of Palm Beach gentry are dying of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Only obstetrics nurse, Casey Jansson, is suspicious.

Al Warner, crack Miami Homicide detective, is inactive, languishing on medical leave after a deadly shootout with a serial killer, “The Angel of Death.”  He’s in the best physical condition of his life, but is struggling to convince the Department’s shrink he is not suffering from PTSD.

Warner meets Casey at a local pub. They are attracted to each other, but misreading the other’s body language, remain reserved.  Learning of the SIDS deaths from Casey, Warner concedes it sounds more than coincidental, but can find no obvious Motive or Opportunity. However, he agrees to help investigate, hoping romance develops later. 

Casey’s obsession eventually tangles her in mortal danger. Only Warner can save her, if he can figure out where she went, and get there in time.

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EXCERPT:

CHAPTER THREE

Casey slipped into the waiting room, checking for anxious husbands.

Wow, Mr. Rollins was still there, red-eyed, sporting a two-day beard. His wife, a tiny woman, was having a very tough time, but steadfastly refused a cesarean. She’d have this baby naturally if it killed her. After 27 hours of grueling labor with no end in sight, it just might. She shrugged, about to leave, when Dr. Marquise entered, his glance passing over Rollins without pause.

A harried, unkempt man burst through the doors, then stood there, shifting uneasily from foot to foot, apparently uncertain of what to do next.

“Mr. Whitman?” the doctor asked.

“Yeah?” the new arrival said.

“Congratulations. Your wife just delivered a healthy seven-pound little girl.”

The man blinked, his jaw dropping. Rollins leaped up, knocking over his chair, his face beet-red.

“What d’you mean, his wife? He just got here. I been here all damned days.”

The doctor stumbled backward, his mouth working soundlessly, as the angry man advanced, his fists clenched. Casey stepped back into the room, a placating hand on the doctor’s arm, giving him a little wink.

“I’ve got it, Doctor. You get back to your patient.”

He nodded dumbly and shrugged as he left. She turned to the fuming man, still glaring after the fleeing physician.

“Take it easy, Mr. Rollins.”

“Who the hell are you?” His glittering onyx eyes took in the striking blonde.

“Calm down. Any more shouting could get you booted out of here. You don’t want to miss it, when your wife finally does deliver, do you?”

He looked at the tall, attractive nurse, smiling at him, and dropped his eyes. He couldn’t help but notice that she had a great pair of gams.

“Yeah, well, it ain’t fair,” he mumbled. “I was here first.”

“I know, but it’s not first come, first served. Every woman does this at her own speed. Your wife could have had her baby this morning, if you’d only agreed to a cesarean.”

“She don’t believe in it.” His lips drew into a petulant frown.

“That’s what you both keep telling us, but she’s a tiny slip of a gal, carrying a very big baby. If this keeps up, it could kill her.”

“You really mean it? She could die?”

“Yes. I just peeked in there, and she’s passed out from both the pain and drugs. It’s getting dicey. The longer we wait, the worse it gets.”

“Yeah, I know. Had to get outta there. Couldn’t stand the screaming.” He regarded Casey with hooded eyes, fingers fidgeting with the collar of his greasy mechanics shirt.

“You really mean it? She’s in danger?”

“Yes, and so is the child. How about it? With her unconscious, you can make the decision. Let us do this now, and end both of your suffering. She’s in terrible pain” Her emerald eyes were filled with compassion.

“You’re the first person I talked to I think I can trust. The rest just come out shouting at me that she needs this, or she needs that.”

“They don’t mean anything by that. They’re frustrated, just like you.”

“You’re sure there ain’t no other way?”

“No. She might still have it naturally, but the odds are getting pretty long.”

The man pulled absently at his ear, studying her. He sighed.

“Okay, do it then.”

“You’re giving permission to go ahead with the operation?”

“Yeah, do it. Save ‘em both for me. I’ll deal with her bitching later. She’s tough.”

“Thanks. You won’t regret this. I’ll get you a consent form.”

She turned to leave, but he reached out, touching her arm. She paused, hoping he hadn’t changed his mind.

“Y’know, you’re what everybody hopes for when they come to a joint like this.”

“I don’t understand.”

“A sweet, caring nurse… an angel of mercy… to look after us.”

“Gee, thanks. You made my day. Maybe my whole week.” Her smile ignited the air.

“Let me get those forms so we can make you a proud papa.” She hurried away.

 

Dr. Cohen handed Casey the slippery, blood covered child, which she quickly covered with white surgical cloth. Gina, the delivery nurse, was tending to the sedated mother.

“What a mess. Clean her up while I put this woman back together.”

“She gonna be okay? I kinda promised the husband…”

“Yeah, but she’ll never have another baby. Too much damage. I wish I’d thought to ask you to talk to that guy sooner. You’ve got the touch, Casey. People trust you.”

“All part of the job. Being calm and professional.” Not getting personally involved… not since little Mikey. Getting close can hurt much too much… whether with patients or men.

She finished cleaning the baby, wrapping it in a clean cloth. Her daddy was eager to meet her. Mama would have to wait until she woke up from the anesthesia.

Casey smiled. This is what the job was all about.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

George A. Bernstein is the retired President of a Chicago small appliance company, now living in south Florida. Born to Die is the 2nd in his Detective Al Warner Suspense series, following Death’s Angel, a 5-Star reviewed novel. Two more are already in the works. Bernstein’s first novel, Trapped, was a winner in a publisher’s “Next Great American Novel” contest, and has gained mostly 5-Star reviews at Amazon and Goodreads while becoming an Amazon Top 100 Novel. His 2nd novel,  A 3rd Time to Die (A paranormal Romantic Suspense), also has almost all 5-Star Reviews, with one reader likening him to the best, less “spooky” works of Dean Koontz & Stephen King.

He’s also a “World-class” fly-fisherman, recently catching his 13th fly rod IGFA World Records, and has published Toothy Critters Love Flies  (www.pikeflyguy.com), the complete book on fly-fishing for pike & musky.

 

Contact Links

Website: http://suspenseguy.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/georgeabernstein

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Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/georgeabernstein

#Giveaway ~ Descendants #Book Blast #paranormal #romance

Descendants

From Titans
From Titans (Book #4) by Mary Ting


Everyone is searching for Mason.

Zeus sent Hermes, and the Oracles have used their magic, with no success. A sparkle of hope arises when Eris, the goddess of Chaos, sends an invitation to her wedding engagement party. She’s holding Mason hostage, and Skylar and her friends only need permission to enter Eris’s world to rescue him.

At the party, Eris gives them one condition: In exchange for Mason, they must travel to the Land of Reverse and bring back the bottle of gold water King Midas used to wash himself free of his gift. Further chaos follows when Eris not only sets up a hunt in the Labyrinth of Crete, but makes a bargain with the Titans she rescued.

The Titans possess power more than anyone anticipated, and Cronus is hungry for revenge after his own children locked him up in Tartarus. No one is safe. Not even the humans.

Summary for Book 1:

Did you just see a flash of lightning across the sky on a clear sunny day?

Don’t blame Mother Nature.

Skylar Rome can’t wait to spend her last summer before college with her cousin, Kayla. Everything changes when they meet the Grand brothers. Skylar is sure she should stay away from Mason Grand, but their attraction is undeniable. Then Skylar’s life erupts into turmoil. She steps into a world where descendants of ancient gods have super powers, evil beings chase her, and questions arise about her own identity. She is running out of time and running for her life, while trying to unravel the mystery of what they want from her.

Forced into a battle set into motion long before she was born, will Skylar find the answers she seeks, or will she die trying?

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"From Gods takes mythology to a whole new level of imagination with its incredible plot and amazing characters. It's full of hotness that you never want to end!" Michele, Insane About Books

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From Gods
From Gods (Book #1) by Mary Ting


Did you just see a flash of lightning across the sky on a clear sunny day?

Don’t blame Mother Nature.

Skylar Rome can’t wait to spend her last summer before college with her cousin, Kayla. Everything changes when they meet the Grand brothers. Skylar is sure she should stay away from Mason Grand, but their attraction is undeniable. Then Skylar’s life erupts into turmoil. She steps into a world where descendants of ancient gods have super powers, evil beings chase her, and questions arise about her own identity. She is running out of time and running for her life, while trying to unravel the mystery of what they want from her.

Forced into a battle set into motion long before she was born, will Skylar find the answers she seeks, or will she die trying?

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Excerpt

“Mason, MASON, MASON!” Skylar panicked.

“I know. Skylar, hold on tight. I’m going to brake.”

“But there are cars behind us.”

“We have no choice. Don’t worry. I got this.” Mason pushed down on the brake forcefully. The car hydroplaned to the right. “Hold on.”

Skylar gripped the first thing her hand found. The water from the road jetted up into the air like in a water show, but the car kept gliding sideways, until finally it spun in a full circle and stopped. With no time to waste, Mason turned it to the right and accelerated, hoping to dodge what was coming toward them.

Out of nowhere, a long piece of ice, taking the form of a spear, darted through the trucks’ tires and punctured some of them. More ice spears came soaring out of the rain, but this time ten or more sphere-like ice balls followed, denting the sides of the trucks. One went through a windshield. With flat tires, the trucks now glided as if skating on ice, maneuvering from side to side.

“Did you do that?” Skylar asked excitedly.

“No. Must be Poseidon’s kids. Where the hell are they?” Mason spread his right arm out in front of Skylar as if to protect her. “Bend down, Sky.”

One of the trucks hit another and veered off, hitting yet another one. The crash caused the trucks to flip and tumble, heading straight for Mason’s car. With a look of shock, Skylar held her breath. There was no time to move, think, or get out of the car, so she closed her eyes and prepared for the crash.

Seconds before impact, Mason’s car flew up into the air and over the trucks. Somehow, as if by magic, the water created a liquid bridge, guiding the car safely over, and then it thumped hard onto the ground on the other side. Without looking back, Mason sped away as the sound of screeching brakes and metal hitting metal blasted behind them.

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International Bestselling, Award-Winning, Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.

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