Our brokenness clings to us—lingers—enduring in the darkness. But we were not created to revel in what feels like death. Instead, we were called to rise above—to step out in faith—to live like the sun will never rise again… - Penelope Marshall
You have this pull. Like gravity. But if I follow you, that's how it'll always be. Me. Following you. - Penelope Marshall
Let us make this journey together…you and I…to love one another in the face of storms. I shall be your temptress, and you shall be my muse. - Penelope Marshall
It's been said that love knows no bounds. But perhaps there are forces in the world that keep love at bay. Forces working together to separate the gravitational pull of two souls meant to intertwine. Would such forces be considered evil? Or would they be of sullen heart, buried in the stench of scorn and betrayal? After all, what is love but a chemical reaction induced by neurons and electrons banging against one another in some random fashion? But what if love were predestined, written in the book of life by an omniscient author? What if love could be harnessed to raise armies…to sink ships? Then love would no longer be a chance meeting in the meadows of life. Love would be a game played with pawns and castles between kings and queens. And sometimes…just sometimes the players come veiled in myth and tale. - Penelope Marshall
Wouldn't it be great if love were like a buffet line? It would be easier, painless, and peaceful. But it wouldn't be love. Love doesn't just accept a few things—it accepts all things. - Penelope Marshall
★★ IT'S LIVE ★★
I'd never fallen for a student—but she was different.
Headstrong and unrelenting, she begged to be claimed. She just didn't know it yet.
I was going to break her, and make her mine.
Guaranteed HEA. Bonus Book at the end!!!
For years I was a good wife, watching my husband, Christian, the mob boss for the Cerisi crime family, sleep with every woman in sight.
But all that changed after an impromptu girl's trip to Chicago which led me to a passionate one-night-stand with a handsome, blue-eyed, stranger who was everything Christian was not.
Unfortunately, he wouldn't be a stranger for very long.
All I wanted was to put that night behind me.
All he wanted was to relive it…
I suppose it wasn’t a bad life. I had nice things: purses, shoes, and the latest Paris fashion had to offer. But the intangibles—time—love—that was the precious commodity.
I had always wondered what real love felt like. Was it soft? Was it safe? Did I even want to know? They say ignorance is bliss, and maybe this was one of those things I should have just stayed ignorant to.
Love wasn’t a prerequisite to being the wife of a mob boss, beauty was. I had to admit, the first few years were exciting—the lights—the cars—the money. But there was always something missing—a phantom itch I couldn’t scratch.
Maybe it was the craving for real love or the desire for a husband who wouldn't cheat on me every chance he could. Either way, there's nothing worse in life than regret. So when I was offered the opportunity to go on a girl's only trip to Chicago with my cousin, what else could I say but yes!
In hind-sight, I probably should have said no…
A Kiss At Midnight Reviews is a book and product review site run by sweet girls who could make a sailor blush. We like to talk about romance, lust, feelings, and most importantly Outlander. Come visit us to find your newest book boyfriend or to request a review.
I slid both hands in my pocket and paced the tile in front of her desk. "What if a man did fall in love with you? Would you meet him with this sort of disdain? Or would you gladly admit your error in thought and fall into his arms, wandering blindly into love?" - REGAN
I'd never fallen for a student—but she was different.
Headstrong, and unrelenting, she begged to be dominated. She just didn’t know it yet.
I was going to break her, and make her mine.
Amazon US: https://amzn.com/B01HDLC4C0
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01HDLC4C0
Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01HDLC4C0
Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01HDLC4C0
Michelle is addicted to romance. She believes in happily ever afters and loves writing about couples who get there.
When not writing, she props her feet up on her favorite lounger and binges on Netflix shows, or reads one or two books at the same time. She enjoys red wine, dark chocolate, cake, and can talk your ears off about delicious food. Travelling is high on her list, whether alone, with friends or family.
Michelle lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband, two amazing children and a cuddly maltese-yorkie dog named Scarlet.
Join Michelle's Monthly Newsletter: http://bit.ly/MJQUINNNEWSLETTER
The winner of ABSOLUTION was the lovely Ms. F. Reevers.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!!!
Sign up for Author Penelope Marshall's Bad Boy newsletter list by 8pm EST October 16th and be entered to win an ebook copy of ABSOLUTION: A Bad Boy Military Romance!
Click Here to sign up through MAILCHIMP
When the sun no longer shines on me, and the dirt has all been laid; all of me will still remember the debt you heart has paid. - Penelope Marshall
5.0 out of 5 stars I needed to find Jesus
By Amazon Customeron September 13, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
I don't normally read books like this, so I really didn't know what to expect when I came across this one. I can say the story really pulled me in, the characters are amazing. I did have to pause about half way through because i needed to find Jesus AGAIN. Overall a great read, i look forward to reading more books by this author.
CHECK OUT THE REST OF MY 89 REVIEWS HERE
Ben has been my best friend for years, and in a perfect world, he would be the guy for me. But the thought of losing him over a short-lived relationship keeps my feelings at bay.
I’ve never loved another woman like I love Necie. She’s everything I want in a wife, unfortunately, she’s my roommate and friend, and I’ve never had the courage to tell her how I feel. To complicate matters, she reunites with a high school crush who suddenly expresses his interest in her.
Can I tell my best friend she’s the one for me before it's too late?
There's no way I'm getting back to sleep.
"You better jump in the shower before you're late for work," Ben said, after yanking the comforter off the bed, exposing my half-naked body to the cold morning air.
He walked through my room to pull open the curtains, something he did every morning. Now that I thought about it, if he didn't do that for me every morning, I'd probably be without a job right now.
Groaning, I sat up and dangled my long legs off the edge of the bed, rubbing the sleep from my dark brown eyes.
Whipping my long brown hair from my face, I found myself gazing over to the corner floor of the room which doubled more as my clothes hamper than anything else.
I really hope there's something more than yoga pants in that pile.
"I don't wanna to be an adult today," I said in a low murmur, as I hung my head between my shoulders and sighed.
"Have you made coffee yet?" I asked, yawning.
"You're so needy," he said, kissing me on the top of my head.
"Blah," I grumbled, rifling through the clothes on the floor.
Ben was my best friend, whom I had met through a roommate want ad in college. We shared a shabby little, two-bedroom, rent-controlled apartment in the heart of Brooklyn. The ad I answered still hung in our living room, after Ben had it framed to commemorate our first year of 'roommate bliss' together…or so he liked to call it.
The irony lied in that he didn't need to be my roommate any longer. After becoming a successful surgeon, he could easily live alone in a swanky condo in Tribeca, and still have enough to pay for another three of our little apartments combined. Needless to say, he was living a beer bottle life on a champagne budget.
Every now and again, I would ask why he stayed, but he would laugh and tell me that no other woman would put up with him the way I did. Sure, occasionally, he left the toilet seat up, or had to be nagged to take out the trash, but didn't all men have issues like that?
Even though I kept telling myself he was only ever going to be a friend, when I thought about him during those long droughts, when finding a single man in the city proved to be harder than filing an itemized tax return, I couldn't help but bite my bottom lip to keep from telling him how I really felt.
After a few moments of rifling through the clothes, I finally found the chiffon blouse and black pencil skirt I was looking for.
Turning to head to the bathroom, I caught a glimpse of Ben pulling off his blood-stained shirt from work, revealing his rock hard body. Hugging his lean waist was the black elastic band from his briefs, peeking over his loose fitting scrub pants, enticing me to give them a little snap.
He swatted my hand away. "Don't play with me right now. I have to get back to work. I just came home to wake your lazy butt up."
"Who said I was playin'?" I asked coyly. "If you don't like it, then stop walking up in my room lookin' like that."
"Why? Don't you like what you see?" he asked, slapping my rear end as he strolled out of the room.
"No one said I didn't like it. I just said stop walking in my room half naked if you don't like me touchin' you."
"What? You wanna touch me?"
"Such a jerk!" I said gruffly, walking into the bathroom.
Considering he worked long days, drank more coffee than the taste testers for Folgers, and never stepped foot inside a gym, his shirtless body was enough to make any woman wet. Well that, coupled with his green eyes, dark brown hair, and a five o'clock shadow that could knock any woman's socks off.
Ben had never technically been anything more than just a friend and a roommate, except of course in my dreams where I would frequently rip his clothes off and have my way with him.
However, in the last few months, our flirting had become more overt in nature. It was a change that I was a little intimidated by, but at the same time, it was something I wasn't actively trying to oppose.
"Are you in the shower yet? You're really gonna be late!"
"I just know how much you love your job. I know you'd hate to lose it."
I didn't bother to reply, noting the sarcasm in his voice.
"You know I sent in all those resumes, I just haven't heard back."
I hopped in the shower, letting the warm water soothe my anxious body.
After what had only seemed like a few minutes of enjoyment, I heard Ben yell, "You're gonna be late."
"Leave me alone, I know!"
I stepped out of the shower, dried off, and quickly got dressed. I took one last look in the mirror before heading off to work, wishing I were going to a more exciting job.
"Here you go," he said, meeting me at the door with a Styrofoam cup full of black coffee.
"Geez, you're gonna make someone a good husband someday, Benjamin Johnson," I said as I took a sip. "I'll see ya' later."
I gave him a quick peck on the cheek, and was out the door a second later.
"Hey, don't forget dinner," he yelled as the door slammed behind me.
That woman is gonna be the death of me.
I shook my head as I made my way to my closet to grab a new scrub shirt and head back to work. One of these days, I was going to really stop coming home for lunch to wake her up. Maybe then she would notice.
I made it all the way to my office building, but caught my heel in a crack on the sidewalk right before I got through the front doors. Thankfully, it didn't break off completely, but it was just loose enough to make walking uncomfortable. The hours crept by as I filled out endless forms by hand because the computer system had shut down twenty minutes before I hobbled in with my half-broken heel.
That was my life in a proverbial nutshell. If Mr. Murphy had a picture in his mind when he was making up his law, it was of me. The caption would've read something like: Necie Anderson: a single, childless, broken-heeled, underachiever.
Finishing my day with a whopping ache in my fingers, and a wobble in my step, I began to wonder what my life had come to. After having such a promising start following four years of sheer hell in high school, this was not where I saw myself at this point in my life.
I used to be the token nerdy fat girl in high school, lugging around an extra seventy-five pounds, a set of clunky metal braces, frizzy hair, and a face full of acne that was reminiscent of having the measles. I even got stuck with a head of kinky hair in desperate need of a good stylist. However, over time I had become quite the opposite, now slender with smooth skin, perfection is what I tried to present to the world, trying my best to hide the insecure geek from high school.
Back then, I was teased incessantly, with taunts and cruel words that only hormone induced teenagers could conceive in their hateful little brains.
My only saving grace had been the journalism class I was accidentally signed up for senior year. It was that class which inspired me to earn my bachelor's degree in journalism.
Unfortunately, the only article I ever published was for a feminine itch company entitled: Bacterial Vaginosis, Who Invited You to the Party?
My accomplishments had been few and far between, and the article was another example added to a long list of not so shiny moments in my life.
My prospects for the future were looking pretty bleak, but the thought of having to go out on countless interviews to land a journalism job seemed too daunting. And what if I failed? I wished I were a go-getter like Ben, so confident and sure of himself. I shook my head, pushing the thought to the back of my mind.
I just wanted to give a shout out to Kelsey McKnight, a published author with Limitless Publishing, for helping me out with a blurb for my book INDECENCY when I was at a complete loss. It is this kind of comradery amongst authors, that really helps us all succeed in the end.
What happens when two strong alpha males want the same woman?
Death...that's what happens.
Hunter is an ex-Navy SEAL who now works for Citadel, a private security company. A chance meeting with Celeste, after a car accident, leaves him drawn to the wounded girl, who is still covered in fresh bruises from being held captive by Rez, an iron-fisted mafia boss. Hunter promises her safety, but an old friend has the capability of ruining everything with one phone call.
My amazing friends at Forewordz decided to launch 2 interview series (On A Pedestal, and Nuts 'n Bolts of Publishing), spotlighting individual authors, and allowing them visibility through their massive platform! I was lucky enough to be the "kick-off" author!! Thank you Forewordz for allowing me the opportunity to share my story. XOXOX
If you would like to be a featured author or have your books included in their mailing list, click here.
Overall Rating: 5.5/6 Glass Slippers
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Action, drama, fighting, and star crossed lovers. The feistiest Romeo and Juliet I’ve read in a while.
INDECENT ~ So Seductive
A steamy hot novelAuthor: Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku
ISBN: 978- 1534914810
Release Date: 4th July 2016
Teasers & Banner Designer: Obsessed by Books Designs
Book Cover Designer: Penelope Marshall
INDECENT ~ So Seductive Blurb
~ Flirty & Feisty Romance Novel ~
Sultry beauty, Elna Cardona has a definite reason she is at Barcelona El Prat Airport. Although there are things about her life she is not proud of, at least she does not have to worry about being restrained by the demands of a serious relationship. When a tall, dark-skinned man with piercing eyes accosts her on the flight to California, her chest pounds and she wets her thongs.
Accomplished restaurant franchise owner, Tonye Briggs has other things on his mind when he boards the flight from Spain to Los Angeles. When a woman with golden hair and blue eyes slips into a fish net swim suit during the flight, he thrusts his urgent workload aside and tracks her down. Only, he does not consider the rough road to seduction. Will the tiny spark in Elna and Tonye’s eyes burst into flames or will their passion die out before they touch down in Beverly Hills?
~ From the Author of Seduced Hearts ~
When were you first able to call yourself a “writer” or “author?”
My writing took an active turn in 2010 when I first published Flirty & Feisty Romance first novel titled; Loitering Shadows. I love to write and romance is my number one passion. At the start of 2010, I ditched full time work for over a year. In between undertaking school run and enchanting my husband, I had free time to pursue my interest. So I wrote a personal story embellished with frills of fiction. At least half of the story was true. The reader must determine try to sort out the truth from fiction. Lol! Loitering Shadows was my first attempt at self-publishing and the book cover spots my husband and me.
My new release, INDECENT is Flirty & Feisty Romance 14th Novel.
List the best things said about two of your books by different reviewers?
One reviewer left this remark about Forbidden Dance ~ My Steamy Hot Novella: “This is a very beautiful book. I had to delay my reading for three days. From the first to the last page, it was so brilliant. Such an enticing book. I love the bit especially when Karl immediately realized where he went wrong and was able to get help. It's a must read. Also I know it's quite difficult, but I think we need to ensure our parents understand interferences is bad to any marriage, fantastic book. Well done Stella, I intend to get more of your books.”
And another reviewer left this remark about; Kiss My Lips (Holiday Series #2) “Uhm…Stella got me sighing each time Lorna and Logan made love. Each experience is new and intense. I love Logan for proving his love in so many ways. An example is convincing Mr. Marie to give her away at the altar. That is priceless. I love Aunt Nneka even more. She is a rare gem. Logan shines through in Kiss My Lips proving his love over and over. I might as well confess I am in love with him. Lol. And a baby to seal their love...awww.”
What’s your one sentence pitch for your book?
Sultry beauty who gets what she wants is faced with a man who wants nothing. Will she date him or break him?
What is the best thing someone could say about INDECENT ~ So Seductive?
It would be sweet for a reader to say that after reading INDECENT, they have learnt not to misjudge people even when their actions are questionable and that everyone deserves love.
Explain how this book was conceived in your imagination?
INDECENT was an old story written six years ago. It was conceived because of my concern for women who engage in sex for money. In writing this story I want to highlight how a young woman became lured into a way of life she did not want to get out of, until she met a man who demanded something different, deeper and stronger.
Buy LinksAmazon.com: http://amzn.to/29wu6tq
I'm Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku, a romantic freak and I have been married to my gorgeous and loving husband, who makes me feel like a beauty queen every day of our sixteen years together. We have two fun - loving teenagers, and we live in London, UK. If my teens had their way, they would fill our home with a dozen pets. Swimming on my back like a star-fish is one of my skills and I love to watch TV and go to the cinema with my family.
I created Flirty & Feisty Romance Novels in 2010 because I love to write about flirty & feisty heroines and romance stories that are intriguing, toe-curling and skin-tingling with compelling characters who have heart and soul and also jump off the pages of the book.
My stories are dotted with unexpected twists and are set in fascinating Africa, enticing Europe and enchanting America. To experience & enjoy an intensely emotional ride, cuddle up, grab a copy of Flirty & Feisty Romance Novel and sail away with the characters to Pleasure Island.
The collection of Flirty & Feisty Romance Novels include: Loitering Shadows, The Gardener’s Ice Maiden, Sparkling Dawn, Husband to Rent, Stolen Valentine Kiss Holiday Series Book 1), Kiss My Lips (Holiday Series Book 2), Forbidden Dance, Holiday Series 2 ~ Books ~ 1, Tempting Desire, Seduced Hearts, Red Velvet Rose, Wild Whispers and INDECENT ~ So Seductive. Royal Cowries (Cowries Series Book 1) is my first historical romance novel. It is pure magic weaved with African tradition and culture with characters who will tug at your heart.
I love to hear from my readers, so please get in touch with me on social media.
Follow on Twitter
Follow on Facebook
Be My Friend on Goodreads
My Pins on Pinterest
Follow on Google+
Both of my books were featured in FOREWORDZ. I am so appreciative of their support and what they do for authors! Look, I'm on the same line as STEPHEN KING!!! eeeeek
I love to push the limits with my characters and my readers. If I can get you with a twist...you better believe I will!
UPCOMING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHTS: