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His Forever Summer, by Tara Finnegan

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I am so excited to finally read Carla’s story! She was the “bad girl” in many of season one’s stories. I love her character and can’t wait to read her story. 🙂

Update: Just finished. LOVED it! Will review soon 🙂

Blurb

His Forever Summer by Tara Finnegan

Carla Methon has tread on a lot of toes, men’s and women’s alike. But no one could be more dissatisfied with Carla than the lady herself. With a compunction to throw herself at every man within a three mile radius and a serious case of foot in mouth disease, Carla knows she is in desperate need of being taken in hand before she does any more damage to her reputation.  Kieran O’Brien needs to escape a broken relationship and he invites himself to spend a summer with his brother in Corbin’s Bend. But Kieran is a totally unsuspecting vanilla with no idea of the ethos of the community he is about to enter.  The pair strike up an unlikely friendship of vanilla and spice, with one stipulation – it is only a summer fling. By the time Kieran boards his flight to return to Ireland he wishes his summer could last forever. Can he find the courage, not only to admit the extent of his feelings, but to take on the role Carla so desperately needs him to be?

Excerpt

“What the heck? Do you realise it’s six thirty? I only just got to sleep,” Carla snapped at Kieran as he barged through the front door.

“Sorry, this couldn’t wait. I can’t let you go through with it. I won’t let you do it. I’ve been awake all night thinking about it. It’s crazy.”

“You can’t stop me! It’s got nothing to do with you, Kieran. I need to face my demons, and be punished for it, and unless you’re going to man up and do the punishing, then I suggest you get the hell out and let me make my own decisions,” Carla snapped with exasperation. She saw his brain catch up with her words.

“And if I punish you, you’ll cancel?”

“Christ, Kieran, I was joking. It’s called sarcasm. We both know you wouldn’t be able to see it through.”

“But if I could?”

“Fine, if you could, and if you could do it properly, then yes, I’ll cancel.” She didn’t for one minute believe there was any likelihood of her not making her appointment.

“So, what exactly do I need to do?” he asked.

“Fuck, you want the step by step guide?”

“How the hell else am I supposed to do it? Or make it mean anything.”

“Shit, you’re serious. Um, okay. I suppose first you need to talk to me about what it is I’ve done. Get me to confess it. Then spank me for each thing, I guess. Maybe pausing in between. Look I don’t really know. I’ve only ever had this done once, when I was young. Every other time it was erotic. But I think you need to be disapproving, authoritative. I doubt you can do that! It’s a crazy idea.” Kieran flinched and she knew she had stung his manhood, although she didn’t mean to. She was just being straight. Her foot in mouth disease was playing up again.

“Let me worry about how I behave! We’re here to discuss how you have behaved. For now I need the practicalities. Like what I’m supposed to use, how many times I’m supposed to hit you. How I know if I’m going too far, or even if I’m not doing it enough. You know what, you go and wait in your room, and give me a key. I’m going to talk to Jim. I’ll get more sense out of him.” Without waiting for a reply, he was gone, snatching her door-keys from inside the front door.

Shit, she’d gone and done it now. If he was going to punish her, then he was going to want to know why. She’d have to tell him everything. Carla cringed at the thought of the conversation that was going on between Kieran and Jim right at that moment.

 

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Author Bio:

The accidental writer, that’s me! A lot of writers will tell you that they dreamed of being a writer for years and were making up stories from they were knee high to a grasshopper. And a lot of them loved English class. I dodged all forms of essay (not even bothering to look for an original or plausible excuse) and entertained myself and by poor desk mate during my English classes by very rudely paraphrasing and taking the mickey out of Francis Bacon…yep, looking back, that’s probably when I should have had my first good spanking. If not for wasting my own education, then surely for distracting my misfortunate neighbour. Then I started an affair with my computer, so much so that I nearly had to be surgically removed from it. And what’s an affair without a good measure of hot sex and erotic spanking?

 

Never Coming Home, by Paloma Beck

 

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Title: Never Coming Home

Series: Home, Book 1.5

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Author: Paloma Beck

Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing

Cover Artist: Dawné Dominique

ISBN: 978-1-63105-314-6

Page Count: 58

 

BLURB

I have a story to tell, a story I promised never to tell. Hell, it isn’t even one I wanted to live through. I just can’t keep it inside anymore… now that they’re both gone. I have to tell My Story.

Rachel Porter tells her sons about the love of her life, about their father and about their life together. This novella tells the story of the beginning of the Porter family through the Vietnam War, too many losses and a new beginning. It’s a tale her sons won’t forget, and one that could change them for all time.

 

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EXCERPT

Rachel sat at the table, her fingers hugging the hot mug of coffee as she surveyed her children. Her three sons were grown now. They were magnificent men. She shook the tears off as she thought of their dad. The credit for her sons went to Robert, a good man and a solid father. How she missed his friendship. It hadn’t been that long since he passed, but she felt the absence of his constant strength. Now, it was just her with her boys.

Rachel took a cleansing breath and spoke, “I have a story to tell. I know you all have wondered. It’s a story I promised never to tell. It isn’t one I wanted to live through, but it’s my story. I can’t keep it inside anymore. Now that they’re both gone, I have to share my story.”

She saw her sons’ confused and doubting looks, but it was Tyra, Ryan’s wife, who squeezed her hand in encouragement. “We’d love to listen to your story.”

Rachel looked past her sons, out the large window and beyond the lake. She’d underestimated how difficult the actual telling would be. It was much more difficult than the decision to do it had been. But she had to. She had to rise to the challenge of being the strength for their family now. Her sons must understand the true character of their father. They deserved that much at least.

She began her story…

 

AUTHOR BIO & LINKS

Paloma Beck is a Romance Author living a life of contradiction… she’s a happily married carpooling mom writing steamy romance. It’s almost naughty! Paloma writes both contemporary and paranormal romances that are anything but PG.

Paloma published her first book in 2012 with Secret Cravings Publishing. Since then, she has released eight books with SCP, and has moved on to self-publish an additional two books. She has no plans to slow down.

With her husband and three sons, the Blue Ridge mountains have been her home for nearly twenty years. There’s still a special place in her heart though for New England where she spent her childhood. The lakes of Maine call her name and someday she hopes to find her way back there.

Paloma is a proud supporter of Starbucks. She believes a daily dose of espresso and a good book make any day better. So, go on, Romance Beckons. Grab a cup of coffee and book and get reading!

 

BLOG:                                   http://RomanceBeckons.blogspot.com

WEBSITE:                             http://RomanceBeckons.net

TWITTER:                            https://twitter.com/PalomaBeck

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PINTEREST:                         http://pinterest.com/PalomaBeck

BOOK QUOTE New Intimacy

 

The Coach’s Discipline is officially out – and I am kaput!

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The Coach’s Discipline is officially live on Amazon, and I’m not kidding when I say I am emotionally and physically kaput! 🙂

LOL, I stayed up until after midnight, harassing (I mean excitedly letting my friends know:) ) friends, putting up buy links, editing my pages, and um, harassing a few more friends. 🙂

Ok, dear friends whom I texted, emailed, pm’d, called and / or telekinetically contacted with my exuberant news, please forgive me. I promise I will be much more low key with the next book. 🙂

Needless to say, I am exhausted after all the excitement and anticipation, (and being awake after ten pm!).

But I am a happy kind of exhausted. Grinning from ear to ear. Collapsing into my lazy chair with me feet up, ready for wine and chocolate.

I’m not too tired to give thanks though.

I am so beyond grateful to all of my friends who supported my big launch party today. Thanks, guys and gals!

I am thankful to Spanking Romance Reviews (especially Renee Rose and Adaline Raine) for hosting my awesome launch party.

A big thank you to all the prize donors for the launch party (Etta Stark, Renee Rose, Cara Bristol, Natasha Knight, Casey McKay, Adaline Raine, Tara Finnegan, Maren Smith, and Patricia Green. And thanks a ton to Tony, the cover Artisan for his awesome header for the event! :))

I am grateful for close friends like Casey McKay, Adaline Raine and Natasha Knight, who have listened to me (um, over emote, might be a good word for it 🙂 ) this past year. Thanks for the shoulders, gals. ❤

I’m especially thankful to Jamie Miles, the editor at SNP, who not only did such a great job of editing my story, but she also made me feel like a real person, not a number. ❤

I’m grateful to Patricia Green for her wisdom and kindness and support.

And I am especially grateful to Renee Rose and Corinne Alexander, for their constant support and love; their friendship, and their faith in me, even when I couldn’t see it in myself. ❤

I appreciate being a part of this awesome community.

Thank you, all friends!

I hope I didn’t miss anyone.

Love y’all!

Thanks for making this a great release with me ❤

hugs!

-Kate