Paranormal romance Bear’s Edge on SALE for a limited time! #PNR #RomanceNovels #ebooksale #Books #RomanticSuspense

Steamy paranormal romance Bear’s Edge will be on sale for $1.99 from September 5th through September 30th, 2021.

Will some of Grant’s darker desires be too much for Shayla or will she embrace the needs he’s kept hidden for so long? 


A boss can’t date her employee—simple as that. No matter how much Shayla wants to unravel a few of Grant’s mysteries and take her friendship with the shy, sarcastic man to the next level, she’s determined to keep her fantasies of him to herself.
After bear shifter Grant lost his girlfriend and three best friends in a fire, he did his best to shut himself off from everyone around him. Falling for Shayla wasn’t part of his plan, but after a kiss that leaves them both speechless and hungry for more, Grant can’t keep his desire for his boss under wraps any longer.
When things between the two of them get hotter than he could have imagined, Grant wonders if some of his darker desires will be too much for Shayla or will she embrace the needs he’s kept hidden for so long?
An obnoxious reporter and Shayla’s bitter ex have teamed up to chase down conspiracy theories that could destroy Shayla’s business and worse, put her life in danger. To find their happily ever after, Shayla and Grant will have to trust in each other and find a way to crush all the obstacles standing in their way.

Excerpt:

Grant the mystery man—a delicious mystery Shayla would like to unravel, piece by piece, layer by layer. Ah, but I can’t. I’m his boss. In a different lifetime, if we didn’t have the whole boss-employee obstacle going on…. No harm in looking, though, just a little, since he sat so close. She promised herself to keep her thoughts G-rated—okay, maybe PG-13. Grant had a talent with numbers and paid attention to detail. Also, he was a little shy and standoffish to a lot of people when it came to anything other than work. Shayla wondered where he sometimes went in his head, because, every now and then, his smile slipped from his face, just for a second, before being replaced with one a little harder. None of my business, she reminded herself.

She had really wanted to hug him this morning after seeing him so frustrated but decided it might be wiser and more appropriate to show him there were a few people on his side. Seeing him break things and try to be all strong and humorous about it made Shayla want to unravel the Grant mystery even more. It kind of hurt to watch him pretending to be fine, but all she could offer him was lunch and good conversation. Hopefully, Mr. Strong and Silent—Sydney called him that sometimes, although never to his face—knew Shayla and Sydney cared. And Shayla did care. Because he’s a friend. Just a friend.

Grant raised his soda in a toast. “To things not being worse,” he announced with a rueful half smile. “And, uh”—he cleared his throat—“to good company.” He nodded at Sydney, and when he met Shayla’s gaze, he held it. In his dark eyes, she saw hunger, wide-open desire, and about a million other things she couldn’t puzzle out. Grant looked at her that way sometimes, and she did her best to ignore it. He might have a small crush on her, or he could have a thing for petite, small-breasted girls possessing a great fashion sense.

Sydney broke the silence. “To good food and even better friends.” She clinked Grant’s glass, and Shayla came back to reality and smiled, pretending she wasn’t experiencing several different kinds of inappropriate thoughts and feelings for a sexy, complicated man who was her employee and also her friend. She needed to behave and remember things could never go any further than a panty-melting gaze.

Bear’s Edge purchase links:

Amazon.com

https://www.amazon.com/bears-edge-stranger-creatures-book-ebook/dp/b07kb78g9k

Barnes and Noble:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bears-edge-christina-lynn-lambert/1127154505?ean=2940161778401

Kobo:

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/bear-s-edge-1

Apple Books:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/bears-edge/id1441668063

COMING SOON:

Aiden “AJ” Shephard from Bear’s Edge gets his own story! I’ve been working on book 1 of the Haven Forest paranormal romance series which will be a subseries of my Stranger Creatures books.
AJ’s mistake during a Shifter Army Enforcement rescue mission cost Ellie’s brother his life. Ellie wants to hate AJ but a chance encounter in a rowdy bar reveals he’s not the cold, heartless man she thought him to be.
Accepting a job at AJ’s new shifter resort means the promise of a fabulous new career for Ellie. If only she could forget about blazing hot kiss they shared. Will Ellie’s growing attraction to him become more than just a temporary complication? AJ sure as hell hopes so. 

About the author:

A few years ago, I read my first romance novel and I was hooked, so much so that I decided to give the idea of writing a story a chance. Love, courage, hope, and second chances are a few of my favorite themes. My stories include a fair amount of sarcasm, suspense, steam, and violence. When I’m not writing, I enjoy spending time outside and finding ways to avoid cooking. I live in beautiful Virginia with my husband, two daughters, and a sweet, hairy monster of a dog. 

For updates (also occasional poems and weird memes) you can find me on social media at:

Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Christina-Lynn-Lambert/e/B01MCYK0K7

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The Tone of Advocacy #poem #poetry #equity #empathy #advocate

The Tone of Advocacy

Fragile egos

don’t like the tone

of advocacy

Change comes slowly

when nobody wants to listen

Empathy fades

when it’s not required

pushed into the shade

buried under leaves

but the truth doesn’t decay

Voices rise

still, change comes slowly

when nobody wants to listen

Gatekeepers deny services

with shouts about the fabricated scarcity of

money and time

From positions of privilege

they proclaim equity is not a necessity

because their fragile egos don’t like the tone

of advocacy

They can’t be bothered

to search for their forgotten decency

Voices must join to form

an undeniable chorus

that drowns out the gatekeepers’ ability

to deny

the decency

we all deserve

by Christina Lynn Lambert

This poem is dedicated to everyone who must fight for reasonable accommodations and for equity. For everyone who steps in and tries to make schools, workplaces, public spaces, and life in general better and safer for all.

Listed below are a few resources that may help in the search to make life better and more accessible for everyone:

CDC – Disability and Health Inclusion Strategies: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/disability-strategies.html

National Council on Disability: https://ncd.gov/resources

USA.Gov Disability Services Information: https://www.usa.gov/disability-programs

New Release – The Blood Watch by Andrea Pryde #NewRelease #Books #FantasyBooks #FantasyRomance

With bloodthirsty shadows on your tracks, will you fight? Or will you run?

Kisa

I’ve always stretched my time to the last minute. A job here, another there, doctor appointments, shopping, cleaning, cooking… Gosh, I sound like a single mother with four kids, but I am only 19, and the sole person in my care is my couple-of-minutes-younger brother. My dying brother. By what twist of fate I became the Keeper of a cursed Watch is still beyond my understanding, but it might prove useful, if it doesn’t kill me first.

Blake

I had one mission, and failed it like a moron – take the Watch from point A to point B without getting in trouble. Fair to say trouble found me, and it has the face of a woman with dark hair and lonely eyes. Now, like it or not, we are stuck with each other and my main priority is her safety. But the Fates have a twisted sense of humour, and my presence in her life might do more harm than good. It might kill us all…

https://books2read.com/The-Blood-Watch

Sleeping in the Ice #poem #poetry #haiku #winter

Sleeping in the Ice

Sun sets, winter comes

reasons wait for their meaning

sleeping in the ice

by Christina Lynn Lambert

I’ve still been stuck on what to write for the next chapter of Stranger Creatures book 4, so I wrote another poem. This haiku started out one way and I ended up going in a completely different direction. I was originally using a picture of red and gold summer flowers as inspiration and ended up writing a winter poem because the words did what they wanted. Things in life rarely go as I plan them but somehow, everything usually works out alright.

Hole in the Sky #poem #poetry #nature #haiku

Hole in the Sky

A hole in the sky

means nothing if you can’t reach

sun shines while rain falls

by Christina Lynn Lambert

I got really stuck while working on my next novel in my Stranger Creatures series so I took a break and wrote a poem, ate a bunch of snacks, played with the dog, and watched tv.

New release – Better Together in Boston: a True Springs Steamy Contemporary Romance by Jennifer Wilck #NewRelease #ContemporaryRomance #Romance #RomanceNovels

Fall in love with Anna & Ben in this steamy contemporary romance.

Ticket to True Love is a steamy contemporary romance series about new beginnings, second chances, and finding true love in unexpected places. Fall in love all over the world with bestselling and award-winning authors JB Schroeder, Savannah Kade, Moni Boyce, Shirley Hailstock, Holland Rae, Julie Strauss, & Jennifer Wilck. Start your next romance with Better Together in Boston now!

Blurb

Do you believe in the legend of True Springs?

Mr. Right doesn’t exist…

Anna Levinson was raised by a single mother, who sacrificed her dreams to give her daughter a warm, loving home. Now a respected professor on the tenure track, Anna is driven to live the life she thinks her mother should have had. She’s long since come to terms with the understanding that “having it all” is impossible if she wants a successful career. 

He’s been told he’s Mr. Wrong more times than he can count…

Despite being left at the altar twice, Ben Diamond still believes his soul mate is out there. He’s ready to marry and start a family of his own. He just clearly won’t recognize her when he does find her. And then he meets the maid of honor at his cousin’s wedding, and his world is thrown off kilter.

Settling down might be more than they bargained for.

A long-distance relationship isn’t what either of them has in mind, and Anna isn’t about to ruin another person’s dreams. However, giving each other up is harder than it looks. Can Ben convince Anna that she’s got him all wrong, and that he’s finally gotten it right?

Excerpt:

This was it. The moment she’d waited for and dreaded at the same time.

The seventh inning stretch.

Anna was not like the other women she’d grown up with and knew. She’d never dreamed of a happily ever after for herself. Her mom was strong and independent, and she was, too. Regardless of how much guilt Anna carried, she never felt the need to depend on a man, so marriage had never been one of her goals. And once she started achieving professional success, a relationship would just be one more thing pulling at her time.

But every time she came to a baseball game with her mom, there was always someone nearby who would lean over and kiss his or her partner while everyone else rose during the seventh inning stretch. As a child, she’d been fascinated. As a teen and a young adult, she’d been at first horrified and then a little envious. But as she matured, she decided it was stupid, especially if the couple was unlucky enough to be shown on the Jumbotron.

Seriously, who wanted their kiss broadcast to the world? It gave an intimate moment too much weight.

When she’d come to the games with boyfriends—because she had dated a lot, just not seriously—she always found a way to avoid the time between the two halves of the seventh inning.

But today, today, she wanted to kiss Ben. He wasn’t her boyfriend. She had no intention of getting serious with him. But he had tracked her down, he was here, and oh my God, he was hot.

Her body could not stop reacting to him. Her brain was engaged. Her heart sped up every time he spoke. This man was the one she wanted to kiss, Jumbotron be damned.

She leaned forward in the seat and scanned the field below. Almost time. The pitcher threw a fast one. The batter swung and missed. Strike three! As the teams jogged to the dugout, the organ began to play “Sweet Caroline.”

Anna stood up and held her hand out to Ben. With a puzzled expression on his face, he rose. She turned him to face her, took a step forward and pressed her body to his. He was hard and lean, and need spiraled through her. She rested her hands on his hips, tilted her face up and kissed him hard on the mouth. Despite every protest dying to break free, every reason she didn’t want to want him, she was helpless to resist him. Desire exploded deep in her core.

His close-cropped whiskers tickled her lips. It took him no longer than a second or two to recover. He cupped the back of her head and licked the seam of her mouth. She opened and the spectators around them cheered.

God, his kisses were amazing. He should win an award. Maybe he already had. She’d ask, but, well, that would mean she’d have to separate herself from his lips and stop kissing him. She’d come this far, she certainly wasn’t changing her mind now.

Heat flooded through her and she swayed. She started to pull back, but it was as if Ben sensed her hesitancy. He adjusted his stance, kneaded the base of her skull and deepened the kiss.

As the song ended—why was there a song playing? Oh yeah, the seventh inning stretch—he nibbled her lips, licked their rim, before pulling away. She whimpered, wanting more.

“What was that for?” His voice was raspy, like he couldn’t control his vocal cords.

She curled her toes inside her sneakers in satisfaction. “I’ve always wondered what it would be like to kiss during the stretch,” she whispered.

“And what do you think?”

Sighing, she risked a glance at him. His face was flushed, his eyes filled with desire.

“It was worth the wait.”

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Better-Together-Boston-Springs-Contemporary-ebook/dp/B09432941B

About the author:

Jennifer started telling herself stories as a little girl when she couldn’t fall asleep at night. Pretty soon, her head was filled with these stories and the characters that populated them. Even as an adult, she thinks about the characters and stories at night before she falls asleep or walking the dog. Eventually, she started writing them down. Her favorite stories to write are those with smart, sassy, independent heroines; handsome, strong and slightly vulnerable heroes; and her stories always end with happily ever after.

In the real world, she’s the mother of two amazing daughters and wife of one of the smartest men she knows. She believes humor is the only way to get through the day and does not believe in sharing her chocolate.

She writes contemporary romance, many of which feature Jewish characters in non-religious settings (#ownvoices). She’s published with The Wild Rose Press and all her books are available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Author Links:

Website: http://www.jenniferwilck.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jennifer-Wilck-201342863240160/

Newsletter: https://www.jenniferwilck.com/contact.html#newsletter

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JWilck

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Spring Giveaway Contest! #contest #giveawaycontest #romancenovels

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