Release Day Blitz: As I Love You by Lora Ann

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As I Love You (formerly The Stevens Place)

by Lora Ann

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

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Blurb

Aidan and Beth have known each other for as long as they can remember. Love blossomed once, leaving little doubt these two were destined to be together. Then fate intervened, marring their love with tragedy.

Fifteen years later…

Following her six-year marriage to an abusive husband, Beth has reached a crossroads in her life.

Moving home, she hopes for solace and a second chance at happiness, but two years pass, and still she is haunted by nightmares that just might destroy her.

Aidan Kellum is the most sought-after actor in Hollywood. He has attained mega-star status, but something is missing. Unsure if he needs to expand his career, or take some time off, he finds himself searching for perspective in the small town he once called home. Aidan and Beth find their way back to one another, where love erupts passionately. But fate isn’t finished with them yet…

Their lives become more challenging than either of them could have ever imagined.

***Author’s note: this book is a reissue of The Stevens Place. The cover and title have changed, but the story remains the same.***

Excerpt

Something broke into my musing. Was that a creak I just heard? I paused, waiting, then heard a noise on the stairs. Uh-oh! I woke someone up.

Beth didn’t look up at first. Her hair was wild around her perfect face. Her eyes were still half closed from sleep. Oh, my! She was wearing a tank top with no bra and boxer shorts. Damn! I was drinking her in like a thirsty man eyeing a tall glass of ice water on a hot summer day. I was sure she would’ve slapped me if she were fully awake. I licked my lips. There was no question I wanted her. As if she could feel the heat I was generating, she looked up and our gazes locked. She startled. I thought she was going to scream so I placed my hand over her mouth. I’d approached her too fast and we fell onto the floor with a loud thump!

Her eyes went wide as she recognized who was on top of her. The expression on her face made her look adorable. I was trying not to laugh out loud so I held my lips in a tight line. I tilted my head to one side listening intently. I surmised that no one else woke up and moved my hand. I didn’t say a word. I simply leaned in to kiss her hello. I meant for it to be quick and sweet, however, she had other ideas.

She locked her hands behind my head, kissing me with a force she’d never used before. I was more than happy to reciprocate. Her supple, luscious lips moved with mine perfectly, as if she were the only woman I was ever meant to kiss. As my lips parted, her tongue traced my mouth and then she ever so slightly sucked on my bottom lip. I groaned, knowing I had to stop her before we did something she wasn’t quite ready for. Gently I tried pulling my face away. Every fiber of my being wanted more, so much more of her. And there she was beneath my body. I could feel every part of her. Her bodacious breasts pressed against my chest with those pert nipples begging for my mouth. I was thick and heavy, my body screaming for hers. I was about to become undone and take her. I had to stop thinking about all the ways I wanted to bring her pleasure. It would take time. I knew I had to move slowly with her. I was fully aware that she was gun shy. That sobered me up. Immediately I broke the kiss and stood, pulling her with me.

I hoped she didn’t misunderstand my actions. I grinned. “Hello.”

She smiled back. “Hi.”

I grew concerned. “Did I hurt you?”

She bit her bottom lip, blushing. “No, I’m good.”

At that moment, I wondered if it was as hard for her to stop as it was for me. I wasn’t sure how much more of this I could take. My self-control was being stretched way beyond what I thought I was capable of.

“Come with me.” I towed her into the living room where we snuggled on the couch. I easily fell asleep knowing, beyond a shadow of doubt, that I was holding the love of my life.

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Light

Beautiful Ashes Series

Book 3

by Lora Ann

Genre: Dark Romance, Supernatural Erotic Thriller

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Blurb

Tar’s lost in the halls of his own mind.

His body haunted by desires, his heart burning with a strange, familiar fire.

All he can think about is tasting her, knowing her, owning her.

But especially remembering her.

Excerpt

Trepidation filled her as she approached him, sleeping. She was cautious, leaning over and whispering in his ear, “I’ll always love you,” before kissing the side of his mouth. Shock filled her when a big hand fisted her hair and locked her lips to his. The kiss saying everything. Both pulled away breathless. Tears streamed down her cheeks. Tar reached up to catch them. “What’s wrong, Beautiful?”

“Oh, my God, you don’t remember!”

His face hardened. “I remember you giving up on us!” He pushed her away.

She crossed her arms over her chest. “What the hell are you talking about? I didn’t give up!” Her voice rising on the last two words.

“The fuck you didn’t,” he growled. “You. Let. Go.”

Her wide-eyed gaze on his. “I couldn’t hang on. Are you actually blaming me for that?”

Her finger tapping along the brace to make her point. “I sorta had a good reason!” she yelled, bringing Nik, E, and Lacey into the room.

E carefully eyed them. “Hey, you two need to lower your voices.”

“None of your fucking business, E,” Tar warned.

Nik stepped up. “Calm the fuck down.”

Tar’s eyes darted between the two brothers now standing in front of Keeley, forming a protective wall. A part of him respected the hell out of them for it. Another, wanted to beat the ever-loving shit out of them for stepping between him and the woman he loved. No matter how pissed off he was at her, he’d never hurt her. Didn’t they know that? He looked between them and settled his gaze on Keeley’s. “How’s your arm?”

She swallowed hard, still bewildered it was halfway healed and that she wouldn’t need the brace for long. The doctor informed her that he didn’t see any complications arising if she took care of herself. She recalled how, once more, he was amazed by the unexplainable phenomenon. But Keeley knew the reason behind it all, her guardian angel. And as she stared at Tar, she knew he too received healing. Or did he? “What happened earlier?”

“Ladies first.” His annoyance coming through for having to speak to her with bodyguards between them.

E glanced over at Nik, nodding. They stepped to the side but close enough to help if Keeley needed it. That was not lost on Tar as he shot both a fuck-you look, earning him a deep chuckle from the brothers. Keeley took a step closer to the bed. “It doesn’t hurt. Breaks are clean and healing.”

“That’s odd. I would’ve thought you’d be in that brace for a good six weeks.” He angled his head trying to figure it out.

She huffed, “Don’t look at me like that.”

His brow raised. “Like what?”

“Like I’m a freak! And what about you?” Her irritation came through loud and clear.

He reached for her hand, lightly stroking. “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to make you feel foolish.”

Her other hand was gently caressing his hairline. “Your head’s okay?”

A cough interrupted them. “Listen, Tar. You promise to be a good boy?” E quirked a brow at him.

“Yes, Dad,” Tar retorted.

Nik added, “You better.”

E chuckled and nudged Nik out of the room.

Lacey was still sitting in a chair. “Okay if I go?” she asked Keeley.

“We’re good,” Keeley replied, gazing into Tar’s amazing emeralds.

Lacey politely closed the door behind her to give them privacy.

“Come here,” Tar’s voice rumbled low as he pulled Keeley to him.

She was now on top of him looking down at his handsome face. “Are you going to explain?”

He cupped her jaw.  “Just a concussion, which brought on a killer headache.”

“Why were so many people in here then?” Her fingers threading his hair.

“They thought I was a danger to myself.” He leaned up to tenderly nip along her lips.

Her breathing hitched. “More like to me.”

His tongue softly stroked the outside of her mouth. “That too.”

“And the flash back you had?” She parted her lips more to give him access.

“Common,” he growled before accepting her invitation.

With each slide of their tongues, grip of their hands, Tar and Keeley were forgiving each other. Love mingled with need. Bodies demanding their union. Neither caring that anyone could walk in on them. The moment belonged to them and them alone.

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About Lora Ann

Lora is a Missouri native who relocated to California as a teen. She spent several years as an international flight attendant for a major airline before taking on her greatest job ever, a stay-at-home mom. Now she resides in Kentucky with her family and has taken on her newest adventure, writing.

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Release Day Blitz for Light (Beautiful Ashes Series, Book 3) by Lora Ann

Light (Beautiful Ashes Series, Book 3)

by Lora Ann

Genre: Dark Romance, Supernatural Erotic Thriller

Tar’s lost in the halls of his own mind.

His body haunted by desires, his heart burning with a strange, familiar fire.

All he can think about is tasting her, knowing her, owning her.

But especially remembering her.

Excerpt

Each sat at the table caught in the seriousness of the situation. Chase might be dead and they needed confirmation one way or the other. He was key to Keeley’s strategy. Goddamn plan was what set them all on edge. Could they really support such an out of the box idea? Then again, it was the only choice that made sense.

“You understand that you may not come back from this, baby girl?” Nik held her gaze with firm conviction that she wasn’t seeing this clearly.

Keeley nodded in response.

His responsibility to be the voice of reason. “No. You answer me loud and clear. Because I’m not just talking physically.”

Her head angled. “What do you mean?”

“He’s saying,” E cocked his jaw, “you may not come back mentally or emotionally from this.”

Mitch leveled his gaze on hers from across the table. “And even if you come back unscathed, you may lose Tar forever.” He sighed. “Have you considered the two options carefully?”

“Two?” Her brows scrunched with consideration. She thought she’d weighed the possibilities before ever speaking up.

“One…he won’t ever regain his memory to care what you’ve done.” He held up his second finger. “Two…he’ll never, ever forgive you for something that damn near tore out his heart once before.”

“Wait!” E came to her defense. “Do you honestly think she’d actually let another man touch her sexually after that debacle with Braxton?”

Mitch’s brows were raised. Keeley’s eyes darted from E to Nik to Mitch. A cold settled over her as her pulse raced. Not out of the desire for pain but fear she couldn’t stop herself if presented with the opportunity. Tar’s anguish danced through her memory. How she almost destroyed their love over a fucking addiction she never wanted. With a deep fortifying breath, she met each pair of eyes. Resolve settling in her gut as she declared, “God as my witness, I will do everything in my power to save the man I love. If, at any point, I feel that I’m incapable of this operation, rest assured, I know how to phone home.”

E’s lips raised in a slight smile. “Atta girl.”

“Okay then,” Nik placed his hand on her shoulder.

Mitch stood. “Let’s get this show on the road.”

Keeley watched each man take his leave. What they didn’t quite comprehend was that she not only wanted to do this for Tar, she needed to do it for herself. She had to know if she really could stand in and sacrifice it all for love. Her heart demanded she learn to fight when everything screamed turn and run. She pushed back from the table and caught her reflection from a mirror on the wall. “Time to see what you’re really made of, Keeley Ann. Sink or swim.”

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Light (Beautiful Ashes Series, Book 3)

by Lora Ann

Genre: Dark Romance, Supernatural Erotic Thriller

Cover & Graphics by Sabre Gray & Bane Cover Studio

Blurb

Tar’s lost in the halls of his own mind.

His body haunted by desires, his heart burning with a strange, familiar fire.

All he can think about is tasting her, knowing her, owning her.

But especially remembering her.

Excerpt

Un-fucking-believable! She actually managed to make sense when all of his training told him how wrong she was. Mitch wore a hole in the carpet, his steps agitated and his mood dangerously close to rage. He spun on her, “Keeley, for fuck’s sake, I hear your logic, but you have no experience to back it up with.”

She met him toe to toe. “I know how these clubs work. And I know how recovery works. Don’t you tell me that just because I’m not a soldier I have no clue what I’m doing.”

His exasperation coming through on a growl. “Do not act as if I don’t understand the healing process. He’s my fucking best friend. You think I want him alone in a hospital with a murderer after HIM!”

The roar was deafening but she refused to step back or back down. “Playing the man card. Really? Don’t stand there flexing your fists and puffing out your chest unless you plan on handling this like a man.”

His smirk was cocky as hell. “You wanna have a go? By all means, Princess, let’s do it.”

They marched into the gym where the mats were, both throwing off their shirts. Mitch stood there with finely honed muscles, a man who trained daily and was no stranger to a good fight. Yet Keeley was no wimp. Far from it. Her sports bra didn’t begin to cover the taut muscles of a woman who knew her way around a gym and could also fight, he’d seen her in action. Shelby limped in. “Mary mother of Jesus, you two play nice,” she ordered.

Keeley glanced over, “Lay the ground rules,” she grit out.

“Alright, I want a fair fight. You have eight rounds of full contact. Winner gets to call how we proceed with this mission.”

E walked in and made his way between Mitch and Keeley. “What the fuck are you thinking?” His gaze darting from one to the other.

Keeley spoke up, “He needs to see that my balls are every bit as big as his.”

E’s eyes widened at that. “Damn, girl, you really are a tigress.”

She responded with a tight nod of her head.

His leveled gaze now on Mitch’s. “She right?”

He scoffed, “She seems to think because I don’t want her at that hospital means I don’t give a shit about Tar. About time this little girl learned chain of command.”

Keeley taunted, “Bring it, big man,” as she circled him.

Shelby put a hand on E and pulled. “You better move.”

“They’re serious,” he said in utter disbelief.

“And stupid, but that’s beside the point,” she grumbled.

E smiled at her. “Saucy woman.”

“So you all keep saying,” she huffed.

Mitch got in the first strike, throwing Keeley back, but she didn’t stay there. Her instincts coming in to play as she used the training he, Leith, and Tar had given her. The kick was high for someone so tiny, and he saw why as her foot made contact with the side of his jaw. “Nice jump kick,” he praised, wiping the blood from the corner of his mouth.

The fight remained fair—and beside his better judgement, Mitch was trying to go easy on her—until things really got rowdy.

“Round six,” Shelby called out.

Mitch finally got her to the ground when E stepped in. “No. That’s enough of this bullshit.” But E didn’t see Keeley’s move to get on her feet. She went for a round house kick with E in the line of fire. He laughed as she knocked him to his ass. “Very nice. Teach me not to watch my backside.”

“I’m sorry,” she muttered.

“Don’t be,” E assured.

Mitch used the distraction and took her down where they began to grapple. He had her in a hold where most grown men would’ve tapped out. Keeley was neither a man nor would she accept defeat. Her tiny frame gave her some serious advantages, along with a limberness he was unaccustomed to. She flipped him and got the upper hand. He was howling in pain as she pulled back hard enough one could hear his body protesting. She whispered, “Tap. The fuck. Out.”

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