Today is cover reveal day for Unruly!
Yeah, I am revealing it a bit earlier than I normally would (was planning for right after Revere went live) but this is okay, too!
The blurb reveal will be coming AFTER Revere releases. Shortly after. Sometime. Ha.
So, this cover was designed by the fabulous Jay Aheer from Simply Defined Art. She did all the covers for the Cross + Catherine series. This one is my favorite for this series. She also did the book for Effortless -- Tommaso + Camilla's one novel.
But that is for another day.
Unruly will be released on December 4th, 2017. It's currently in edits. For those reviewers who are gonna be like, where is it, and gimme gimme ... probably around Mid-month in November is when you will see that ARC request show up.
Indie Sage is doing a tour for Unruly, so I will post a link for that as soon as I have it.
Now, onto the good stuff
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I promised a Revere excerpt this week, and I am here to deliver. Of course.
I asked whether or not you all wanted something hot or sweet. The majority on Facebook and Twitter seemed to favor hot.
No surprise there. Haha.
So, Revere is releasing November 6th, on all platforms. For those wondering about Kindle Unlimited, it will be in there in a couple of weeks or so after release, the same as Always. For those who want to read it, it is there to buy. It's just not in Kindle Unlimited yet.
Also -- YAY -- I plan on revealing the UNRULY cover like ... in a couple of days. The FOURTH. Likely.
Because signups for the Unruly tour are coming to open, and you know, pretty banner and all with the cover for the tour and bloggers. So, you all get the Unruly cover just a little bit early, but that's okay.
I will be revealing the blurb only AFTER Revere is out.
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And now for the teaser!
She looked at him again over her shoulder. Those green eyes of hers burrowing into him, and pinning him in place. “I said no talking, remember? We’re not supposed to be talking, Cross. We were going to skip all of that.”
He grinned around the rim of his glass. “I’m enjoying this, Catty. It’s been a long time. Don’t fault me for it.”
“No more talking,” she said simply.
Cross had a feeling he had gotten all the conversation he was going to get out of Catherine for the moment. Besides, if she was more interested in jumping into his bed for the evening, he was perfectly fine with providing her that.
It was something.
Something between them.
He could work with that.
“Strip,” he murmured.
Catherine’s shoulders stiffened as she turned, and put her back to the windows. “What did you just say?”
“Strip, babe. Take that dress off. Keep the heels. Let your hair down out of that chignon. Show me what’s going on under that dress. You know how this goes.”
She gestured at the windows. “Where everyone can see, huh?”
“The lights are off in here. For the most part, you’ll look like a shadow. A very beautiful, sexy shadow. Don’t act shy, Catherine. It’s not even the tenth time we’ve fucked in front of those windows. You were barely beyond eighteen the first time. Strip.”
A wicked gleam lit up her eyes, and Cross knew then that he had her caught. As she began to tug the pins from her hair, he moved past the couch to a chaise. It had been situated to overlook the windows or the piano. He sat down just as she was tugging the zipper down on the side of her black dress.
The dress hit the hardwood floor with barely any sound at all, and Catherine stepped out of it, careful not to trip in her heels on the fabric. Black lace covered her tits, and matching panties hid the heaven between her thighs.
For a moment, Cross simply let his gaze wander. It had been far too fucking long since he could appreciate the beauty of Catherine in barely anything at all. Heels and lace. She was all legs, olive-toned skin, and hair that fell to her mid-back. Delicious, addictive curves from her thighs, to her hips, her waist, and her breasts. He had always appreciated that Catherine was not a woman who associated her worth to the number on a scale. She was tone, sure, but not unhealthy.
Dainty shoulders that had carried too much weight, and collarbones that showed, and begged to be bitten. A sweet, teasing mouth with a perfect Cupid’s bow and full enough to look sinful wrapped around his cock.
Catherine wet her lips, and smiled at him. “Stare much?”
“Only at the most beautiful things,” he admitted.
She certainly fit that bill.
Catherine glanced away. “Careful, Cross. Start going in that direction, and we’ll be back to talking again.”
He didn’t think that was a bad thing.
She clearly did.
“Yes, we’ll talk, and you’ll be sweet. Instead of fucking, like we’re supposed to do, we’ll end up making love. I don’t want that, okay?”
Didn’t she know? Even when he fucked her, he was loving her.
Cross chose not to point that out. He set his glass of whiskey aside. “Come here, babe.”
Catherine only had a few steps to get to him, but each one was damn near mesmerizing. She stopped in front of him, and from where he sat on the chaise, he was eye-level with the diamond tipped barbell in her naval. Unable to stop the rising urge to get a taste of that diamond and gold piece of jewelry, he reached out to grab her waist.
His hand still fit in the curve beautifully. Like she had been crafted and made only for him.
Cross pulled Catherine closer, and his mouth encased her naval. His tongue flicked against the larger diamond on the barbell, and he looked up at her. Catherine grinned back at him.
She reached over and dipped two fingers into his glass of whiskey. Cross was already kissing down her smooth stomach when she made a wet line of whiskey from just above his lips to that goddamn naval piercing.
Really, he didn’t mind.
He licked and kissed his way back up that line of alcohol, and felt the heat rise to the surface of her skin while a shiver tremored under his fingertips.
Yesterday was cover and blurb reveal day for Madame Moll. I know quite a few are waiting on this one, and it's been a while since we released the second title in the series.
Madame Moll (Gun Moll, 3) is releasing November 20th, 2017.
Erin Ashley Tanner and I are so excited to share the cover for the final book in the Gun Moll Trilogy. This is the last piece to Mac and Melina’s journey. We can promise more books for other characters you met in these, books, though. So look out for that!
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Cover designed by Jay Aheer from Simply Defined Art! <3
Giveaway info below the blurb reveal!
In this life, nothing comes easy.
James "Mac" Maccari is proof of that. Having fought his way through the ranks of the Pivetti Crime Family, Mac is willing to do whatever it takes to maintain that position. His wife and son are his everything. But sometimes when a man thinks he has it all, life throws a curveball. When it comes to Cosa Nostra, some curveballs are deadly.
Melina Morgan Maccari never imagined having the life she does now. A powerful husband. A child she loves more than her own life. Newly secure in her position as a made man’s wife, Melina is finally starting to believe a happily ever after might exist. That is, until she's reminded that there is danger where you least expect it.
Some bosses are made, not born.
When the powerful Pivetti crime boss is targeted by law enforcement, his seat is up for grabs, and there is more than one man who thinks he is right for the job. But one man in power could spell disaster for Mac and Melina. Mac is left with no choice but to make one last attempt to secure the future for both his families or watch everything he loves go up in flames.
Come Hell or high water, when Melina vowed to be Mac's moll, it was for life. With an organization in chaos, and threats facing her family, she is ready to do anything necessary to stamp out the danger once and for all.
Sometimes, bloodshed requires a woman's touch.
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Today I thought I would drop off a fun excerpt for Revere. You might recognize the scene from Always that is mentioned here.
Things are not always what they seem, after all.
So, Revere is currently on pre-order, and set to release on November 6th. Links to where you can grab a copy are below the excerpt.
Cross and Catherine are almost here again ...
“Uncle Giovanni,” Catherine greeted.
Her uncle lifted a hand in hello, but didn’t end the conversation he was having on his phone. “Andino, son, call your mother. Stop being difficult. I am not playing peacemaker between the two of you, and that’s the end of it.”
Cross shot Catherine an amused look as they neared her car. She had parked it in one of the visitor stalls in the underground garage the night before. Her uncle had been leaning against the driver’s door when they came into the garage.
Giovanni hung up the phone, and turned his attention on Catherine and Cross. “Morning.”
Cross only nodded in response, but pressed his hand to Catherine’s lower back. “Give me a call, huh?”
“I will,” she promised.
He pressed a quick kiss to her lips, and then turned to leave.
“Tell your father I said hello, Cross,” Giovanni said. “It’s been too long since he and I have had a proper conversation.”
For reasons Catherine didn’t understand, Cross hesitated in his steps. He looked over his shoulder at her uncle with a curious gaze.
“Calisto, you mean,” he said.
“Your father, yes.”
“My step-father,” Cross returned. “Everyone likes to remind me that he isn’t my real father.”
Giovanni shrugged. “Sì, well, that is them. I would never hurt my friend with that lie. As I said, tell your father I said hello.”
“I’ll do that, thanks.”
Cross headed two rows over in the underground garage to his Rover. Catherine waited until he pulled out of the space before turning back to her uncle.
“That was a strange conversation,” she said. “If you could call it that.”
To say the least.
Giovanni smiled faintly. “Not so strange, Catherine, considering.”
“That, reginella, is a story for another day. Every man has his secrets. A few of us are lucky to know them, and so we choose to keep them safe.”
“You know what, never mind,” Catherine said.
Her uncle was acting too strange for her to even bother.
“Do you remember when you were about, oh, fifteen or so? Your mother and father took Michel to Detroit to check out apartments for when he moved out that following summer.”
Catherine stiffened on the spot. “What about it?”
“You had the house to yourself that weekend. No babysitters inside.”
“I came over to check on you, and there was flour all over the kitchen,” her uncle continued as though she hadn’t spoken at all. “You said some crap about a bug or whatever. I knew it was bullshit from the first word out of your mouth.”
Catherine could feel the heat rising in her cheeks. “So?”
“You do realize there were footprints in the flour, right?”
“Oh, my God.”
Giovanni nodded to himself. “Two sets. One very obviously smaller, and yours. The other larger, and I thought, likely—”
“Yes, Cross was there,” Catherine muttered.
Her uncle chuckled under his breath. “I thought so.”
“Why didn’t you say anything, then?”
He shrugged. “I figured I had probably scared the shit out of the kid enough.”
Catherine laughed. “Not nearly enough, though. He stayed all weekend.”
“They did say Cross was always … fearless. You don’t seem all that surprised to see me here,” Giovanni said.
He stepped away from her Lexus as she pulled the fob out of her bag to unlock it.
“Not at all, Uncle Gio.”
“Neither did Cross, really.”
“Nope,” she said.
“Apparently, I rolled my ass out of bed before ten for nothing,” Giovanni grumbled.
Catherine side-eyed him. “Daddy sent you over?”
“How did you know?”
Her uncle sounded both amused and sarcastic at the same time. It was one of the reasons everyone—young and old—in their family adored Giovanni. Though he aged, he still behaved far younger than his years. He did not take anything too seriously. And he was always the first to bend rules simply to make things fun for everyone else, including himself.
“Well, to start,” Catherine said, “I know what he’s been doing.”
“Oh, do tell. Amuse me.”
“Having Cross followed. Allowing his men to make public scenes. I think we would call that intimidating him. Although, frankly, he’s just pissing Cross off. Someone needs to tell Daddy that this is all pointless. I told him what I told him, and I meant it.”
“Yes, I think he said that you were going to do what you wanted to do, and he could fuck off.”
“I did not use those words.”
Giovanni smirked. “I colored them up, Catty. Life is better when you color shit up.”
She laughed. “Is that so?”
“Yes. Remember it. It’s good advice.”
“However, knowing that there’s been some tension on the streets doesn’t tell me why you weren’t surprised to see me here.”
“You know what, no, that’s a lie. I am kind of surprised.”
Giovanni’s brow raised. “Oh?”
“Yeah, I mean, if he was going to send one of my uncles, he should have sent Uncle Lucian. At least he can be mean when he wants to be. You’re kind of a—”
“Watch it,” Giovanni murmured darkly.
Catherine grinned. “A sweetheart, zio.”
“I’ll … accept that, as long as you never repeat it outside of us.”
“Cross my heart.”
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I was hoping to be able to share the fact Always would be in Kindle Unlimited today, but that's not going to happen just yet. A particular vendor is dragging its butt pulling the ebook down.
As soon as it comes down, I promise to share with you all.
Always is coming, Kindle Unlimited readers.
Now, for the good stuff today.
I want to clarify a few things about the Cross + Catherine novels.
These are contemporaries. They are not romantic suspense. Are there some suspense elements? Yep, in Revere and Unruly you will find lots of mafia/organized crime mentions and issues that come along with that life. However, the plots are not driven by those things, but rather, a more contemporary romance style. Emotions, history, love, issues, angst--the plots are driven on those things, with like I said, some mafia and suspense tendrils along the way.
If what you prefer from me is guns and a lot of blood, then there are plenty other series of mine with that kind of stuff in it.
I have made absolutely zero secret that this series (and more of the Legacy novels) would be a more contemporary feel than blood, bang, and guns.
I don't always want to write the same thing over and over and over again.
Do not expect me to.
With that said, moving on ...
WARNING: Readers who have not read Always. Please stop here. Seriously, just stop. Do not spoil Always for yourself by reading what I am about to share today. I know, it's tough, and you want to get a peek at Revere but please, please, please don't spoil it for yourself. And hey, if you do choose to spoil it, then *shrugs*. Remember, you were warned.
Okay, ready, loves?
I have put up the Prologue through to Chapter Two of Revere for everybody to read! It's on a private page of the website here, so you have to click on the button below to actually follow through and read the chapters. You need that link.
Happy reading, loves!
Hope you enjoy, and it gets you excited for Revere.
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