SJ McCoy has been a client of mine for several years, and I admire all things SJ. She has a knack for creating a world with people who are loyal to and love their families–where romance is always brewing and wrongs are righted. The perfect escape, if you ask me.
Here’s a bit from her bio. If you’re already one of her readers, that’s awesome; If you’re not, it’s my hope that you’ll become a fan too. Check out all of her books here:https://amzn.to/2M19XNx
Hi, I’m SJ–a coffee addict, lover of chocolate, and drinker of good, red wines. I’m a lost soul and a hopeless romantic. Reading and writing are necessary parts of who I am. Though perhaps not as necessary as coffee! I can drink coffee without writing, but I can’t write without coffee.
I grew up loving romance novels; my first boyfriends were book boyfriends, but life intervened, as it tends to do, and I wandered down the paths of nonfiction for many years. My life changed completely a couple of years ago, and I returned to romance to find my escape.
I write ‘Sweet N Steamy’ stories because there’s enough angst and darkness in real life. My favorite romances are happy escapes with a focus on fun, friendships, and happily ever afters–just like the ones I write.
These days I live in beautiful Montana, the last best place. If I’m not reading or writing, you’ll find me just down the road in the park–Yellowstone. I have deer, eagles, and the occasional bear for company, and I like it that way.
Check out all of SJ’s books (and you’ll find some freebies) here: https://amzn.to/2M19XNx
Title: Love, Loyalty and Mayhem: A Motorcycle Club Romance Anthology
Genre: Motorcycle Club Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 16, 2019
Bad Boy AlphaAlert!
Twenty of your favorite MC authors
come together to bring you brand new, never released stories from some of your
favorite motorcycle clubs.
Life with a biker is an adventure
full of twists and turns. When love is involved, MC men never
back down from what they want—they fight for it.
Loyalty is the foundation in any motorcycle
club. Break it, they break you. There isn’t a line they won’t cross to protect
who or what they claim as their own.
These men live a life made by their own set
of rules. Chaos tends to always find them. You cross them, the
consequences are swift.
Hold on for the ride as this talented
group of authors come together to bring you an anthology like no other.
Your favorite clubs, new clubs, and
everything in between can be found in this collection filled with suspense,
action,adventure, romance and so much more!
All profits from the Love, Loyalty &
Mayhem: A Motorcycle Club Romance Anthology will be donated to Bikers Against
BAB USA is a national not-for-profit
organization created by bikers to raise awareness and empower the community to
fight the terrible effects of bullying on young people through education,
community outreach and fundraising.
Thorn Intisar Khanani
Published by: HarperTeen
Publication date: March 24th 2020
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
A princess with two futures. A destiny all her own.
Between her cruel family and the contempt she faces at court, Princess Alyrra has always longed to escape the confines of her royal life. But when she’s betrothed to the powerful prince Kestrin, Alyrra embarks on a journey to his land with little hope for a better future.
When a mysterious and terrifying sorceress robs Alyrra of both her identity and her role as princess, Alyrra seizes the opportunity to start a new life for herself as a goose girl.
But Alyrra soon finds that Kestrin is not what she expected. The more Alyrra learns of this new kingdom, the pain and suffering its people endure, as well as the danger facing Kestrin from the sorceress herself, the more she knows she can’t remain the goose girl forever.
With the fate of the kingdom at stake, Alyrra is caught between two worlds and ultimately must decide who she is, and what she stands for.
I lead the king down to the back entrance to the gardens, and we walk along between plots of dill, thyme, and chives. I wait, knowing he will speak when he is ready.
“How much does your mother confide in you?” he asks as we near the middle of the gardens.
I slide a look at him from the corner of my eye. “Enough. My lord.”
His lips quirk, the first true smile I have seen from him. “Is that honest?”
I pause beside a bed of borage. “How much do I need to know, my lord? You are here seeking a wife for your son.”
“I am,” he agrees. “How often do you participate in the discussions between your mother and the council?”
“I don’t, my lord. You should know I am not . . .” I hesitate, aware that I have no place telling this king what he should or should not know. Or jeopardizing such an alliance for my land.
I struggle to find an appropriate way to finish. “Not—it is not thought my place to attend such meetings.”
“You would never inherit the throne?”
I could inherit, it is true, but I doubt the council would allow it given my history—and certainly not now that I might marry into another royal family, one that would be happy to add our lands to their own. Either way, should my brother die, the council would certainly pass over me in favor of our nearest cousin. “It is unlikely,” I say finally.
“I doubt that,” the king says. “It has been my experience that even young men die. What you mean to say is your council would not accept you should your brother die without issue and you were yet unwed. Why?”
If he knows all the answers, why is he asking? I look him in the eye and quip, “Perhaps I am too honest, my lord.”
He laughs. “And too straightforward. You will have to learn to play with your words more.” He reaches out, his fingertips brushing my arm where my brother held me. I flinch back reflexively, as if the bruises have already darkened—as if he could see them through my sleeve. He watches me, his eyes glinting in the sunlight. “Once you are Menaiya’s,” he says, “your brother will never hurt you again.”
Intisar Khanani grew up a nomad and world traveler. She has lived in five different states as well as in Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea. Until recently, Intisar wrote grants and developed projects to address community health with the Cincinnati Health Department, which was as close as she could get to saving the world. Now she focuses her time on her two passions: raising her family and writing fantasy. She is the author of The Sunbolt Chronicles and Thorn (HarperTeen 2020).
A dissatisfied housewife. A gun for hire. He’s not looking to fall for his client…then again, he never had much choice. Wife. Daughter. Murderer?
He was supposed to be my knight in shining armor. He was supposed to be my deliverance. But now he’s just in my way. I need him gone, but despite my best efforts, he’s still here and I’m out of ideas. It’s time to call in a professional. I just wasn’t expecting it to be him.
I’ve been in the business of killing for as long as I can remember. And business is booming. But I’m ready to leave this life behind, get a fresh start. After one last job. It should be easy, quick, in and out. But nothing is ever that simple, and I wasn’t banking on her. How am I supposed to pull this off when it means breaking my number one rule: never fall in love?
I strip out of my clothes and step into the tub, taking my time because the water is hot enough to burn. My toes protest, as does the rest of my skin as I sink in inch by slow inch. Once I’m totally submerged, I ease back and rest my head on the edge of the tub and close my eyes.
The house is quiet. A perfect silence that is only shattered by the occasional cars or emergency sirens on the neighboring main street.
That’s something else a life spent seaside would eliminate. The idea of it only grows more appealing the longer I have to imagine it. Glenn’s death is a freedom I’ve never known or known to want. Now, I crave it.
Cal. As much as I don’t want to have to rely on another person, especially another man, I’m glad I found him. From the moment we started talking, I trusted him. He’s a consummate professional, which is evident by the way he carries himself and his no-nonsense approach. He’s direct without being rude. The confidence is more than appealing.
Thoughts of Glenn’s death take a back seat as I recall Cal’s tall, lean, sexy form. Dark, curly hair shadowing carved features and eyes so deeply onyx as to be endless.
A girl could get lost in eyes like that.
I didn’t intend to do any such thing though. Once I am through with this dead-end marriage, I don’t plan to make the same mistake again. Between living with my mother throughout childhood and jumping straight into a controlling marriage, I’m going to stay happily single and in complete control of my own life.
But that doesn’t mean I won’t entertain a fantasy or two.
Cal’s handsome face doesn’t leave my mind’s eye as my hand slips beneath the water and finds its way down my body to the apex of my thighs. I’ve never had an orgasm that I didn’t bring about by myself, so the process isn’t foreign. Glenn just doesn’t know how to take care of a woman. He’s a one-trick pony, and this girl requires more than a lackadaisical wham bam thank you, ma’am.
J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.
Living in the Northwest, she has three amazing children and far too many pets. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.