COVER REVEAL & EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT w/ GIVEAWAY: Follow Me Back by A.L. Jackson

Fight For Me Book Two; Standalone

Release Date: February 5, 2018

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The next seductive, unforgettable stand-alone romance in the FIGHT FOR ME series from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson . . .

Kale Bryant. Arrogant. Gorgeous. Commanding.

This ER doctor is married to his job. His only vice is one-night stands and short-lived flings. He learned a long time ago loving someone isn’t worth the risk.

Harley Hope Masterson. Beautiful. Brave. Sweet.

The owner of a small coffee shop knows what it’s like to struggle. Embroiled in a bitter divorce, she’s threatened with losing everything.

When Kale accepts a new position down the street from Hope’s shop, he begins to question every wall he’s built around his heart.

He wants her in a way he hasn’t wanted anyone.

One touch is fire.

One kiss, and he’s spinning out of control.

But taking her won’t come without consequences.

Hope is in for the fight of her life. One neither of them saw coming.

Now Kale must decide if loving her is worth risking it all.

She will fight with everything she has.

But sometimes even hope needs a hero . . .

 

♦EXCERPT♦

“Kale.” It was a murmur.

Praise.

A spark.

Because his mouth crashed against mine.

His arms wound around my waist, and he pulled me into his apartment.

He kicked the door shut behind us without breaking the kiss.

Hot hands explored. Gliding down my back. Palming my bottom. Roaming up my sides.

A moan rippled up my throat, and his tongue swept into my mouth, tangling with mine.

Needy and desperate.

Overpowering.

Overwhelming.

My head spun, and I was suddenly in his arms.

My legs wrapped around his narrow waist.

Second nature.

Exactly where I belonged.

“Hope,” he mumbled at my mouth as he carried me through his massive, open loft.

The floors echoed with his heavy footsteps as they thudded across the worn, dark planks and toward the massive leather couch set up in the middle of the living space.

Pure masculine style and impeccable taste with the need for comfort at the root of it all.

Just like the man.

Setting me down on the dark cushions, he dropped to his knees on the plush white rug.

Expression predatory.

No doubt, he was preparing to devour and destroy.

He palmed my knees. The simple contact made me arch and gasp.

“It’s getting harder and harder to resist you,” he murmured, voice scrapping and raw.

“Then why are you trying?”

 

♦SERIES♦

A Fight for Me Novella (#0.5); Standalone

Previously published in the Glamour Anthology as Red Hot Pursuit

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Fight For Me Book One; Standalone

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♦ABOUT THE AUTHOR♦

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, as well as the newest BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for the next installment STAND, coming Spring 2017.

If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

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REVIEW w/ EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY: Undone by Wendy Higgins

Unknown Trilogy Book Three; Not a standalone

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USA Today and New York Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins, brings you the gripping, sensual conclusion to her apocalyptic trilogy.

Amber Tate never dreamed their heart-wrenching escape from the enemy’s attack would lead them to the most beautiful place she’s ever seen, marred by one ugly fact; it’s under enemy control. Like everywhere else in the world, Elmendorf military base in Alaska has been captured, and it’s time to take it back—all of it—one base, one city at a time. After losing so much, Amber clings to the only precious person she has left, and vows to sacrifice everything to help save the Earth.

Remy Haines is a lover, not a fighter, so when she finds herself in enemy territory, expected to feign allegiance while gathering intel for the rebel cause, she’s never been more out of her element. Tensions only increase when her feelings for Jacob “Tater” Tate won’t go away, and the enemy’s leader takes an interest in her. She’s torn between what her heart wants, and what she knows she should do. As for what her body needs…well, it’s always had a mind of its own.

 

♦5-STAR REVIEW♦

Thrillingly chilling, Undone absolutely nailed it when it came to bringing the anxiety, the danger, and the intrigue to this tale, and gave a satisfying conclusion to the Unknown trilogy. After the unforeseen twist ending in book two, the fear for what it would mean for our beloved characters was palpable, and there was a distressed feeling between its last page and this first one. And it was brilliantly deviant to bring half of our characters into enemy territory and inhabit that world, to bring a side of this war we hadn’t gotten any glimpses of before, almost humanizing the opposition in a time when you thought your mind was already made up.

With so much to fit into a final chapter with this much build-up, it wasn’t surprising that it never lulled and was just as jam-packed as each installment before it. Splitting the story between Amber and Remy, two women so opposite one another, gave such depth to what each character had to offer. Remy has had her challenges on this journey, and to see her finally gain a bit of spotlight, to find her strengths when her confidence had always been so low, and to bring out her inner warrior was amazing to witness. Being scared for her but witnessing her brave shots in the dark was powerful, but altogether stressful. I couldn’t have imagined, back in book one, this would be where both of these women would end up, but it worked. Each chapter played so well with the one after it.

Undone was an edge-of-your-seat read; one that scandalized your own feelings about the enemy, that brought out conflicting wants for bloodshed, and that played with your emotions of the possibility of forever. Sci-fi isn’t a genre most read when thinking of the romance genre, but there was such a payoff for the risks this author took to bring this story to life. For a story about war and a world stripped of its conveniences, it gave a beloved tension-filled romance, a powerful friendship of two women, and a rag-tag group of fighters with heart, all in one riveting series.

 

♦EXCERPT♦

Remy and the Senator

As he neared, I gathered every ounce of bravery to ask, “Senator?”

“Yes, Ms. Haines?” He stopped three feet from me.

“I don’t want to make you uncomfortable or be inappropriate, but I’d like to know.” I swallowed and he waited patiently. “Why don’t the Baelese allow casual touching?”

I could hear my heartbeat in my eardrums.

The Senator put his hands in his pockets, and I tore my eyes away from his forearms.

“That’s a perfectly understandable question. It’s a major difference between our cultures. My people have much thicker skin than humans, over ten times thicker. And in our skin we have more nerves and nerve endings. A simple touch is not so simple. The smallest brush of a hand across our skin can drive us to distraction. It makes us want more. Do you understand?”

Literally, all I could do was nod, because at some point during his explanation, I swear he moved closer. Not close enough to touch, but close enough to make us both overly aware. It wasn’t until my eyes darted in the direction of the doors to check for the guard that the Senator grasped the back of his neck and took a step back, looking away from me and back out at the obstacle course.

“And that is why it is better to leave touching for mating. No other time.”

“Oh.” My heart went crazy inside me.

I heard the little devil of Linette on my shoulder, pushing me to do something or say something seductive. Now, you idiot, while the guard is out of sight! It was hard to be sexy on command.

My voice trembled a little. “I thought maybe it was because it was unpleasant. That you didn’t like being touched.”

“No, Ms. Haines.” He looked straight at me now. “We like it too much.”

 

♦SERIES♦

Unknown Trilogy Book One

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Unknown Trilogy Book Two; Not a standalone

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♦ABOUT THE AUTHOR♦

Wendy Higgins is a soccer mom and backstage drama mama. Most people in her tiny bayside town don’t know she’s a USA Today and NYT bestselling author of paranormal, fantasy, and science-fiction romances. Wendy is a former high school English teacher who now writes full time in her pajamas, and lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her veterinarian husband, daughter, son, and little doggie Rue.

Wendy earned a bachelor’s in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University.

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NEW RELEASE & REVIEW w/ GIVEAWAY: Hunt Me Down by A.L. Jackson

A Fight for Me Novella (#0.5); Standalone

Previously published in the Glamour Anthology as Red Hot Pursuit

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Never underestimate a man who knows what he wants . . .

Broderick Wolfe is a man accustomed to getting what he wants. He will hunt it, fight for it, and make it his own.

Lillith Redd is a straight-laced attorney who’s dedicated her life to serving the people of her hometown of Gingham Lakes.

When Wolfe Industries sets its sights on leveling the old part of town and building a high-rise hotel in its place, Lillith steps up to go toe-to-toe to with its owner.

Little do either of them know, they’ve just met their match.

Hunt Me Down is a modern-day reboot of Little Red Riding Hood set in the world of A.L. Jackson’s bestselling FIGHT FOR ME series, originally a part of the Glamour Anthology and previously titled Red Hot Pursuit. This novella is a fun, flirty, uber sexy contemporary romance. The only fantasy happening here is in the bedroom. So hold on—you’re getting ready to sink your teeth into something hot and sweet.

Disclaimer: This book was originally titled Red Hot Pursuit in the Glamour anthology. It has not been changed or added to in any way. This novella does not need to be read before Show Me the Way and does not give away any spoilers for other Fight for Me novels.

 

♦4.5-STAR REVIEW♦

Hunt Me Down was the perfect quick read, bringing sexy and romantic together easily. The banter, mired in an unwanted but powerful attraction, between Lillith and Broderick was palpable and organic in its creation. Both were powerful in their respective jobs, but together they became a ball of need that formed into resistance and battles of power neither could truly stick to. The only thing they could stick to was the fact that there was something underneath it all they couldn’t ignore.

Though it was novella-length, there was a strong sense of who both characters were in their personal and professional lives without needing pages of backstory. Their motives were easily understood and Jackson fleshed them out through their actions alone. The connection was simple, growing to become this all-encompassing thing that was vivid and impossible to ignore. To get that sexiness and response from a reader so easily in a shorter story like this is not easy to do. The true measure of a good novella is feeling satisfied but wishing there could have been more anyways, and Hunt Me Down accomplished that.

 

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Fight For Me Book One; Standalone

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♦ABOUT THE AUTHOR♦

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, as well as the newest BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for the next installment STAND, coming Spring 2017.

If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

Be sure not to miss new releases and sales from A.L. Jackson – Sign up to receive her newsletter http://smarturl.it/NewsFromALJackson or text “aljackson” to 24587 to receive short but sweet updates on all the important news.

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TEASER & GIVEAWAY: Enchant by Micalea Smeltzer

The Enchanted Book One; Young Adult

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Mara Pryce never imagined that her life was anything but normal and then a strange gray-eyed young man appears at her graduation. When he vanishes without a trace, she’s convinced he’s a figment of her imagination. Then he appears again and shatters her whole world.

Mara is an enchanter, part of an ancient line of Wiccan power, and a war is raging—one of good and evil—between the Enchanted and the Iniquitous.

The Iniquitous want her dead and it’s Theodore’s job as her protector to keep her safe.

When Mara and Theodore arrive at a safe house, where Mara will remain hidden while learning about her powers, they find that the real threat might be a little closer to home than they want to believe.

 

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♦ABOUT THE AUTHOR♦

Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling twenty-something author. She started scribbling stories before she even knew her alphabet. She currently resides in Virginia with her doggie side-kick Ollie.

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