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Featured Book: 25 Ways To Improve Your Website by Vinny O’Hare

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About 25 Ways To Improve Your Website by Vinny O’Hare

25 Ways To Improve Your Website is all about simple steps you can take to optimize your website or blog using a common sense approach. In this book Vinny explains a few steps that most people miss when they are setting up a website or blog. You will get steps on fixing your blog so it can be found in the search engines.

25 easy to follow steps that will improve your website and your traffic. Some topics covered in the book are:

Your Website Now – Keywords – Free Tools – Colors – Title Tags – Meta Description Tag – Meta Keyword Tags – Search Box – Logo – About Us Page – Blogs – Contact Us Page – Privacy Policy – Trust – Email Newsletter – Navigation – Backlinks – Images – Videos – Landing Pages – Internal Linking – On Page Content – Site Speed – Blogs in Niche – and Using Forums.

There are also some social media tips at the end of the book as a bonus.

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FEATURED BOOK: Sister Moon of the Philippines by Victoria Mulato

IMG_0691Genre: non-fiction

Xulli entered the world in a way no child should ever have to; into a family and Filipino culture of poverty, neglect, and terrible abuse. Astonishing and unforgettable, this is a captivating story about the effects of abuse on the mind of a child, the heart wrenching struggles of an impoverished family, and how a young girl strives and dreams for something better.

Born in the Philippines in the 1960s, Xulli is the first child of many. By the time she is four, she is taking care of three other siblings with both her mother and father working. In the beginning things were difficult but not desperate. But then life turns exceedingly ugly when her father begins binging on gin, spending nearly every penny he earns on his addiction and leaving his family on the brink of starvation on a daily basis.

The alcohol makes her abusive father mean. And very violent. At first, his anger is mostly directed at her mother, but after a particularly nasty beating, she flees for her life, leaving the children with him. Her father then turns his attention to Xulli and her siblings. Cruelly, he tries to teach the youngest ones that they don’t need their mother or milk by putting hot peppers on the nipples of their bottles.

With her mother missing, Xulli must find a way to protect her siblings from their father and provide for their needs. Eventually her mother returns and the abusive cycle continues. Plagued by death, loss, and periods of starvation, Xulli struggles to provide for her siblings, when she is just a child herself.

Even through many horrible experiences and extraordinary challenges, her spirit shines, never giving up hope. Demonstrating an extraordinary resiliency to survive against all odds, Xulli inspires us as she finds the courage to succeed in her own life.

A note from the author:

“I have written this book to raise awareness of the wide spread domestic violence and
child abuse that is so prevalent in the Filipino culture. All too often children in the Philippines are robbed of their basic human rights to an education because they have to become parents to their siblings or have been sold for money.

Through my writing and work, it is my passionate goal to help stop domestic violence and child abuse by educating the very young as well as adults about the effects of physical, emotional, and mental abuse, and show those in need how and where to seek help.”

Victoria Mulato

Note: When you order a copy of Sister Moon of the Philippines, a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to organizations that are working to preventing child abuse.

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FEATURED BOOK: The Viking’s Apprentice by Kevin McLeod

Genre: fantasy, children (8+), adventure, vikings

What would you do if you discovered nothing was as you thought, and the fate of your friends, perhaps even the world was in your hands? That’s the reality Peter must face in the middle Grade novel, The Viking’s Apprentice.
Campbell’s Cove is a small town surrounded in mystery and intrigue. The history of the Cove tells us of dragons, trolls, goblins and the evil Master who stole children, livestock and, strangest of all, eggs from the Cove every year. Aided by the hideous monster, Tolldruck there seemed no stopping their evil plan. That was until, centuries ago, a Viking warrior came to Campbell’s Cove and vowed to rid it of all evil, and claim the prize offered by the mysterious church elders. The Viking succeeded and everything returned to normal. The evil was gone, and Campbell’s Cove was safe again… Until now.
When Peter and George visit Peter’s Granddad’s amazing mansion in Campbell’s Cove for the summer holidays they had no idea it would change their lives forever. Deep beneath them in the caves of the Cove an evil has returned, an evil which threatens to destroy everything they believed to be true about the world. Peter must learn who he really is, and what he must do to save the children of the Cove. Together with George and his Granddad they go on a journey that reveals secrets, test friendships and confronts their biggest fears.

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FEATURED BOOK: A Divide Beyond Reason by Roger Emile Stouff

print-coverGenre: Literary Fiction

A story of three lives and the influences that molded them, “A Divide Beyond Reason” examines how the choices we make do not always turn out the way we hope.

Matt Bromley, Gordon Bredenbury and Casey Engleman were like brothers; they were born but a few weeks apart. As boys they were inseparable and adventurous; during the summer of 1936 they built a wooden rowboat, probed the secrets of a dark carnival and a mysterious Goat Boy, and were thrust into the path of a crazed Indian loner and a crime that shocked their small mountain community.

As grown men they remained as close as kin, but their lives slowly diverged until at last, as old men, they are reunited after years of estrangement and under the shadow of a crime carried out within the loose letters of a twisted law.

Now Matt Bromley faces the loss of his home to developers and corrupt county officials. He awaits eviction with a shotgun in his hands. Casey Engleman has sided with those who will seize the Bromley farm for dubious purposes. And Gordon Bredenbury is the sheriff who must serve the order that will rip his lifelong friend from his home.

“A Divide Beyond Reason” laments an age that many sorely miss, an age of reason, reliable justice and honor. And it asks, just what truly is important to us? Important enough to die for.

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FEATURED BOOK: MOTOR DOLLS by LORI BENTLEY LAW

Genre: girl powered adventure

During the next two weeks, you can get an AUTOGRAPHED copy of MOTOR DOLLS for 30% off from the Motor Palace Press Store! Just indicate in comments who you would like it autographed to and enter promotional code (BOOKGOODIES) at checkout. (link: https://squareup.com/market/motor-palace-press/motor-dolls) Want an eBook? During this feature, the price will drop from to 2.99 to just 1.99 from November 11-18!

MOTOR DOLLS! A thrilling adventure featuring hot rods, motorcycles, a daredevil girl, and a photographer who captures the madness on film! MOTOR DOLLS takes the reader on a thrilling, girl-powered ride in search of life’s passions, featuring:

Jeda, a graphic artist full of bad-assery…

…and Benny, a photographer seeking her Perfect Moment on film.

A prophecy shared by a stranger on the day of her grandmother’s death pushes Jeda to live like there’s no tomorrow, chasing one outrageous stunt after another, all instigated by mysterious messages from an unknown source. But when the danger escalates, she begins to question the motive behind it all: Is she simply nuts? Or is some mysterious man in gray really trying to drive her to her death?

In her search for answers, Jeda lets Benny in on the secret, and since Benny is at a crossroads—finish her Masters in Geology? or drop out of school to pursue her true passion? —she agrees to help. As Benny documents the madness of Jeda’s life on film—like driving in a Blindfolded Death Race and luging downhill on a skateboard with no brakes—they learn the truth behind the enigmatic man in gray; a truth that tests the foundations of Jeda’s family and of their friendship.

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING!

“Rich with imagery, this is one of those books that just makes the rest of the world go away it’s so engaging. A story about a pair of car-loving college-aged gals and good pals during their Summer of Thrills. Not only do I love the adventures and mystery that they find themselves in the middle of, but I love that the two main characters are thoroughly unique, independent, and courageous.” – KRISTIN MARTIN, Automotive Journalist and founder of GreaseGirl.com

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“I devoured this book on a rainy sick day. It is accessible and easy to read while being very engaging, descriptive and colorful. By the time I was halfway through, I wanted to grab a friend and hop in the car for a road trip. Motor Dolls is a great story about friendship, youth and discovering who you are, with a fun mystery to tie it all together.” – KAT TESSIER, Hells Belles Car Club

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“The Motor Dolls plot is a high velocity who-done-it, guaranteed to get you arrested for speed reading. This is the very definition of a page turner, as it has pages that turn and everything. A must read for aspiring escape artists!” – SCOTTY GOSSON, Author of Rat Rods, America’s Favorite Station Wagons, and Wildest Show Rods
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“Hoowee! I can assure you this book is as much fun as it sounds. It’s easy to see this book was written by a woman who knows her way around the garage and with a knack for creating believable characters, even in unbelievable situations. Little quirks make the characters seem very real, like someone you know or could easily know.- SHERI BOMB, Australian Rockabilly Blogger

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“Seldom do I fall in love with characters or a story so far from what I would consider my comfort zone, but with Jeda and Benny, you just can’t help it. Excellently written, wonderfully thought out, a perfect adventure of laughs, danger and mystery. Harder and harder to put down as you flip each page.” – JOHNATHAN DENNEY, Photographer
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FEATURED BOOK: Lovely: Elite Doms of Washington by Elizabeth SaFleur

Lovely_coverGenre: Romance, BDSM, D/s

Congressman Jonathan Brond has mastered his work, his reputation and the art of sexual domination while keeping his family’s political legacy intact. But a chance encounter with college student Christiana Snow promises something he didn’t think was possible–meeting someone honest.

When the charismatic man proposes a summer of sensual, sexual submission, Christiana leaps into his world—the antidote to her bland life. But Washington, D.C. is an unforgiving place; soon gossip and scandal threatens their relationship. Yet, in a town of players, sometimes introducing a new game is the only way out. Who knew love would be the winning plan?

Special pre-order discount until January 1, 2015 or $2.99

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FEATURED BOOK: The Forever Stone by Gloria Repp

Genre: Romantic mystery [Christian fiction]

PRICE REDUCED (regular price is $3.99.) KDP Countdown: 99 cents Nov. 10-16. IF this will not work for a two-week feature, please let me know.

Paralyzing memories of abuse . . . A beautiful glass paperweight . . . Escape to the wilderness!

Her relatives say, “Don’t bury yourself in that wilderness. Even though you’re a widow, you’re still young.” But Madeleine decides to go. She’ll help her aunt restore the old house; she’ll sign up for an online baking course; and she’ll be strong and independent.

Her plan seems to be working until she has to deflect the attentions of two men. The doctor, who has a fire-scarred past, is not upset by her panic attacks and knows he can help her to heal. The writer, who conceals more than one secret, admires her spirit and is certain that she needs him. God uses both men and her father’s gift of a floral paperweight to remind Madeleine of His enduring “forever love,” and as she yields to Him, she finds the courage to take a new and challenging path.

Book I, THE DUMONT CHRONICLES

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FEATURED BOOK: Riding Steele #1: Kidnapped (Ready to Ride) by Opal Carew

Riding-Steele-1-KidnappedGenre: Contemporary Romance

Being kidnapped by bikers is a harrowing experience, but for some reason, Laurie doesn’t feel as terrified as she should. The leader’s steely eyes soften when he looks at her, and the others in his gang clearly know she’s hands off. But does that include Steele’s hands? Her brain resists him, but her body insists she wants those big hands all over her.

Steele doesn’t know how he wound up in this mess–with a kidnapped woman on his hands and the police hot on their trail. Now he and Laurie are in hiding at an isolated cabin, and Steele has to figure out how to extricate himself…and steer clear of his accidental captive whose tight, slinky clubbing attire is making him think all kinds of dangerous thoughts…

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FEATURED BOOK: The Spear of Destiny by Sally J. Ling

Spear-of-DestinyGenre: Christian Fiction

A long hidden secret is about to be uncovered in a little known part of Florida–Lake Okeechobee–and, as usual, Shea Baker is right in the mix when he receives a mysterious object–the head of a spear–and this letter:

Dear Mr. Baker,

While some may think your book Holy Land and the story of the re-emergence of the healing cloak of Jesus is purely fictional, I do not. I know it is true. Just like this story. Inside this package, you will find a replica of the head of a spear known to Biblical historians as the “Spear of Destiny.” The original spear held by a Roman guard was used to pierce the side of Jesus as he hung on the cross. After the crucifixion, the spear disappeared. It traveled to several countries, and a number of successful military leaders are said to have possessed it, including Hitler.

Just like the cloak did in your book, the spear has resurfaced and is believed to be in South Florida. A number of very deluded but powerful men still cling to the hope that if they can get their hands on the spear, which they believe is infused with the power of God, the Fourth Reich will rise to power and rule the world—a more powerful rerun of Hitler and the Third Reich. I’m sure you will agree that keeping this from happening is of the utmost urgency.

I will contact you soon to tell you the whole story. Rest assured this is not a hoax.

The Consigned

A watery canal, Burmese python, burning cross, alligator pit, and the Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan are only a few of the obstacles Shea Baker experiences as he searches for the Spear of Destiny.

Follow Shea Baker’s lump-in-the-throat escapades as he is once again plunged headlong into a mystery of biblical proportions in The Spear of Destiny. The second in a series of exciting Shea Baker mysteries.

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FEATURED BOOK: The Skipping Stone by Kelly Lenihan

3D-skippingstone-coverGenre: Chidlren’s Picture Book

Sometimes, when we truly hope and dream and wish really hard for something, it will come true—the power of our imagination is a wondrous thing. If you’ve ever tossed a penny in the fountain or made a wish on the North Star, you know what I mean. There are so many ways to make a wish, and sometimes we will discover yet one more way from someone we meet along the way, like Nick in The Skipping Stone. Nick is an ordinary little boy fervently yearning for something extraordinary to happen. One day, on a family outing, his dream comes true in a rather unusual way. When Nick’s wishful thinking finally pays off, could it be that he ends up with a special memento to remind him of his extraordinary day?

This charming story, beautifully brought to life with colorful illustrations, is sure to be a family favorite for years to come. Just right for wee ones who love being read aloud to and for children just learning how to read, ages 0-7. Available now on Amazon.com or your favorite bookstore. ISBN 978-0989869263

COMING IN DECEMBER! A special edition of The Skipping Stone containing two bonus sections in the back of the book, Did You Know? and How to Skip Stones. Learn some fun facts about stone skipping as well as pointers on technique and how to choose the best rocks. Pre-order an autographed copy of The Skipping Stone from the author at the special Friends & Family Rate of $19 by 11/21 guarantees delivery by 12/15, in plenty of time for holiday gift-giving AND $1 will be donated to children’s literacy program ‘Page Ahead’ or ‘First Book’.

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Featured Book: The Cat’s Guide to Enjoying Exercise by Debby Rodgers

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About The Cat’s Guide to Enjoying Exercise by Debby Rodgers

These gorgeous cats are having a great time playing at home, and getting some exercise at the same time! Follow Jonty Bloom as she leads her friends through a fun workout. A children’s poem to encourage them to have fun while they exercise.

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Featured SciFi Book: Terminus (Fringe Worlds #1) by Kevin Hardman

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About Terminus (Fringe Worlds #1) by Kevin Hardman

Master Sergeant Gant Maker was a highly-decorated and well-respected Marine – until his last mission left him as the sole survivor of an encounter with a vicious race called the Vacra. Served up as a scapegoat and drummed out of the military, he has since lived a life of seclusion with only an adopted alien as a companion.

Now the Vacra have returned. As the only person to have ever faced them and survived, Maker is reinstated in the Corps and given the onerous task of finding this enemy on a world located at the edge of known space. Assisting him is an unlikely band of military rejects, including a blind sharpshooter, an unstable psychic, and a genetically-engineered killing machine who refuses to fight.

Given that the Vacra have superior weapons and technology, Maker recognizes that his team is at a distinct disadvantage. But Marines are nothing if not resourceful, and Maker has an audacious plan that just may level the playing field – if it doesn’t get them all killed.

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Featured Romance Book: Adriana’s Secrets by Cheryl Colwell

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About Adriana’s Secrets by Cheryl Colwell

Tragedy strikes the mountain town of Mont Castello, the home of Adriana Montebelli. Orphaned in 1888, Adriana’s life is swept along at the whim of forceful men who decide where she will live and who she will marry. Instead of breaking her, their cruel deceptions toughen her resolve to take control. Though she rises to manage the vast Van Buren estate, she wonders if her broken heart will have the strength to love again.

Follow Adriana’s journey as she navigates the challenges of woman’s suffrage, union violence, and the tragic hardships of love and loss, while managing to cling to her faith.

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Featured Box Set: Crave: Tales of Vampire Romance Boxed Set

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About Crave: Tales of Vampire Romance Boxed Set

Immortal. Impassioned. Impossibly sexy. These vampires are masters of seduction, delightfully dark creatures with insatiable appetites who are hungry for more than just hot blood. Let them lure you with their magnetic gaze, their fascinating charm, their intoxicating bite, into a dark, delicious world that has everything you CRAVE.

Sink your teeth into this quintessential boxed set collection of eight vampire romance novels filled with exquisite obsession and dark desire from some of your favorite USA Today and New York Times bestselling authors.

If you enjoyed THIRST and HUNGER, this boxed set will be everything you CRAVE!

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Featured Book: Reflections of a Successful Wallflower – Lessons in Business; Lessons in Life by Andrea Michaels

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About Reflections of a Successful Wallflower – Lessons in Business; Lessons in Life by Andrea Michaels

FOR THE HOLIDAYS ONLY! REFLECTIONS OF A SUCCESSFUL WALLFLOWER – LESSONS IN BUSINESS; LESSONS IN LIFE – THE KINDLE EDITION IS DISCOUNTED!
GET IT FOR $2.99 INSTEAD OF THE NORMAL $9.99 PRICE. A GREAT SAVINGS FOR A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY GIFT!

Andrea Michaels is literally one of the backbones of the special events industry.She received the one-time only “Pillar of the Industry” Awards in January, 2014, from Special Events magazine. Launching her business when there was no formalized or defined marketplace, she was and still is a trailblazer, pioneering the way for others to follow. Always on the cutting edge of the business, she has stacked up a pile of firsts (and 50 prestigious awards) in her legendary career – from initiating corporate branding and messaging into events and interactive themes that create experiences for the guests to entering the international market ahead of her colleagues and incorporating never-before-used technology into her events, just to name a few. That alone should make her extraordinary, but she runs much deeper. Noted as one of the most caring and giving educators of our time, she has traveled the world to teach others not just her art and craft but to help them learn from her own mistakes. How did this genius evolve? Why is she so revered by all her peers? What does she know that we don’t? Reflections of a Successful Wallflower can only be compared to reading Andrea’s diaries. This first inductee into the industry Hall of Fame shares, openly and candidly, not only the public wunderkind but the inner woman. Discover the workings of one of the foremost event producers in the world. You’ll laugh; you’ll cry; you’ll be in disbelief and fascinated at the same time. She is a storyteller, and her stories and her life are great lessons for everyone.

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Featured Mystery Book: The Ship by Allan Krummenacker

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About The Ship by Allan Krummenacker

Cassandra Elliott is a billionaire heiress, who has just come out of the closet. She’s also a powerful psychic who has seen incredible and terrifying things. In fact, just two weeks ago, she and her girlfriend Julie Cloudfoot, survived a horrific battle alongside their two friends Alex Hill and Veronica Ross. They faced a being from a parallel reality where evolution took a much different course than in this version of Earth.

As a result of that encounter the two of them have come to Santa Cruz to bury one of their own as well as to see if their new relationship will work out.

While taking a surfing class Cassie finds herself under attack and barely escapes with her life. But this is only the beginning. Whatever attacked her left a mark on her leg and now she is experiencing terrifying visions and senses the approach of something hiding in the fog. A legendary ghost ship is coming for her. However this is no ordinary nightmare of the sea. This vessel is alive and wants to make her a part of it, literally…

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Featured YA Book: The Red Bishop by Greg Boose

the red bishop book coverAbout The Red Bishop by Greg Boose

Lake Price isn’t your average teenage girl.

Sure, she and her friends are doing what many other high school kids do on Cape Cod: heading to Chatham Manor—nicknamed “Hell”—for a good scare. But for Lake, it’s more than just a thrill-seeking game. It’s what keeps her alive.

Ever since her brother, Kimball, disappeared four years ago, Lake has needed the danger and the fear to feel anything but numb.

But on this night, “Hell” has more in store for Lake than she ever anticipated: A handsome stranger from the 17th century, a modern love triangle, a coven of witches, a hint that Kimball may still be alive… and the start to something that only she can finish.

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Featured Book: After the Evil – A Jake Roberts Novel by Cary Allen Stone

About After the Evil – A Jake Roberts Novel by Cary Allen Stone

Lori Powers loved being a flight attendant because life at home was a constant nightmare of physical and mental abuse. But her own trauma paled in comparison to her husband’s sexual abuse of their only child. Emily’s suicide note blamed Lori for failing to protect her. Overwhelmed by guilt, Lori sought justice for her Emily. When she heard the voices, she murdered domineering, abusive men whose misfortune brought them across her path.

The murder of Dr. Thaddeus Abrams, the precinct’s psychiatrist brought FBI profiler Mika Scott back to the precinct she began as a homicide detective and also face to face with her past partner and lover Detective Jake Roberts. Together they search for the killer. Michael Gates, Abrams’ lover, wanted to punish Lori. It cost Chief of Detectives Ed Fairchild his life. Airline captain Nick Parker had an insatiable, deviant sexual appetite. Things went desperately wrong when young flight attendant Megan joined him on a layover. Lori was part of the crew. When she met Parker, she heard Emily cry out from the grave.

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Featured Book: SEAL’s Promise by Sharon Hamilton

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About SEAL’s Promise by Sharon Hamilton

Special Operator T.J. Talbot had watched from afar as his best friend married the love of his life. Raised in and out of the foster care system and nearly ruining his chance to become a SEAL, he figured his Happily Ever After would never be. But Dr. Death plays a heartbreaking trick on him and he winds up being the man’s father confessor, where he makes a promise to the dying SEAL to look after his friend’s wife and baby.

Back in the states, Shannon Moore is grateful for the baby she is carrying, though she is a constant reminder of the man who no longer lives at her side. She is not ready for the attention from the community she receives, especially from T.J. She’s decided to honor her fallen husband by giving her whole life to the child he left behind.

Recovering from his wounds, Talbot is plagued by the depth of the wounds he still carries inside him, as he tries to perform a mission he wishes he was not given. Rebuffed at every turn, he struggles but understands his promise might not be able to be fulfilled. He does not want to take what was never given to him in the first place.

But what starts out as an improbable love story begins to bloom and grow. When Shannon and the child are endangered, he will not quit fighting for the family he now knows he was meant to love forever.

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Featured Book: Forbidden Moments by Candace Campbell

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About Forbidden Moments by Candace Campbell

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“Fate kept pushing Talia to him over and over again a man who was everything she wanted mixed with everything she needed to stay away from. He had a power over her, she was drawn to the sweet seduction but it was worth it to know, to feel, to love.”
“Emerson Rose knew just how to kiss her, how to make her melt into him, he knew where to touch her in all the places that made her body shake with pleasure. He knew her so well. As passionate as his kiss was, he was in no rush for it to end. He took his time with her, making it last as long as he could as he feared it would be the last time she let him touch her so intimately. They both enjoyed each touch, each kiss, as if they were both lost to the connection that drew them to each other. Talia had never been kissed so thoroughly or with so much tenderness or desire and he had never wanted to kiss a woman more. When he finally released her, she gasped for air and she stared at him and they both knew they would never be the same again. It would never work it was forbidden but they just could stay away.”

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