.99 cent sale Necessary Evil by Jamie K. Schmidt

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In this steamy series opener from bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt—whose writing has been called “hot and sexy, with just the right amount of emotional punch,” by Lauren Layne—a vigilante biker takes the power of love into his own hands.

Lucy Simmons comes from a rough family, but she’s a damn good public defender. Even though she hates to see criminals walk due to sloppy police work, the law’s there to make sure everyone gets a fair trial, and Lucy certainly doesn’t believe in the kind of justice meted out by the leather-clad ex-cop they call “Evil.” He’s stubborn, cynical, and out of control—but he plays her body like no man ever has. For once, both Lucy’s boss and her brother agree: The biker is trouble.

Evan Villiers took a sacred vow to let no killer, rapist, or pedophile go unpunished. When scumbags fall through the system, the Sentinels of Babylon clean up the garbage. Although the SOBs and their methods may not be to Lucy’s liking, the beautiful lawyer has become Evan’s light in the dark. But his next hit is Lucy’s own brother—a murderer who got off on a technicality. Now, with his loyalties split, Evan must turn his back on his sworn duties . . . or lose the woman who has claimed his reckless heart.
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“Calling all fans of Sons of Anarchy (and, of course, Jax)! This book is for you. Jamie K. Schmidt delivers a turbo-paced, gritty, highly sexual thrill ride with this first book in her new series.”—Jamie Beck, bestselling author of the Sterling Canyon and St. James series

“Jamie K. Schmidt’s Necessary Evil is the perfect alpha-male-MC-bad-boy-meets-vigilante-law-enforcement romance with characters that pull at your heartstrings and make you fall in love with every page.”—Sarah Robinson, author of Breaking a Legend

“I would recommend Necessary Evil by Jamie K. Schmidt, if you enjoy romantic suspense or the enemy-to-lovers trope.”—Harlequin Junkie

“Really enjoyed this book. I loved Evan.”—A Crazy Vermonter’s Book Reviews

“You should read this book because it is an emotional roller-coaster ride of action and great tension.”—Blue Cat Reviews

“I loved this book. It had all the elements of Dark Justice just with a different spin. It was nice to reminisce while enjoying a fantastic book. Necessary Evil had a great plot and a well developed set of characters.”—Yearwood La Novela

“This is a nice read if you’re looking for something seductive and entertaining, with a nice amount of thrills.”—Books Movies Fandoms

“This was a good start for the Sentinels of Babylon series. I look forward to seeing the subplots that were present in this story in their own books.”—Once Upon an Alpha

“The mystery in the Necessary Evil was complex and gut-wrenching creating it a good read.”—Janet Reads Books

“The chemistry was fierce and protective. The pacing was fast and exciting. . . . I look forward to reading the rest of this series.”—Alpha Book Club

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.99 Sale Necessary Evil by Jamie K. Schmidt

For a limited time, get the first book in the Sentinels of Babylon series, Necessary Evil for .99

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Happy Release Day!

Check out these fantastic new releases today:

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Active duty is no time for romance, but when two naval officers find themselves in truly close quarters on the USS California, the temptation to fraternize is hard to resist. Can two ambitious sailors follow orders long enough to see if love is on the horizon when they’re finally above water?
 
Lieutenant Nic Riley is the only girl in a long-time Navy family, and she’s determined to prove she’s just as seaworthy as her brothers. When she aces training for submarine duty, it calls for a celebration—and one incredibly hot guy is happy to party with her all night long. But when Nic boards the sub and finds herself face to face with her hunky fling, the idea of spending six months underwater takes on a whole new meaning . . .

Having a girl in every port was Lieutenant Kyle Hutchinson’s style—until the explosive night he spent with Nic. Dating onboard is firmly off limits, but Kyle can’t get her off his mind much less out of his vicinity—until a junior seaman’s devastating stunt puts Nic’s career in danger. Kyle won’t let her take the heat alone, even when it means risking his own reputation, but fighting for a future together will be a whole new battle . . .

Praise for Gail Chianese and her West Side Romance series!

“Engaging and down-to-earth . . . features characters readers can root for.”  —Library Journal

“This book will make your heart smile.”  —Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author

“A series destined for the keeper shelf!”  —Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times bestselling author

“The West Side Romance series is like the perfect pick-me-up latte—hot and steamy, with a layer of frothy fun on the top!” —Jessica Andersan, New York Times bestselling author

“Convincing characters, hot love scenes, and emotional depth.” —Library Journal, Starred Review

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By day, bashful wallflower Emma Duffy works at her family’s bed-and-breakfast. By night, she secretly pens erotic romance hot enough to melt the snow in their cozy Rockies town.

But Emma’s real life is about to heat up when her mother books the entire inn to a professional snowboarder, hoping the publicity will put them on the map. In a karmic twist of fate, that guest is Wyatt Lawson, the man with whom Emma had shared the secret one-night stand that became the inspiration for her novel and its dreamy hero. Worse, a film crew is documenting his comeback just as her debut is about to hit the shelves. Emma’s only saving grace is that Wyatt doesn’t remember her—and hopefully he never will.

When Wyatt arrives in Sterling Canyon for several weeks of intense training, the last tumble he expects to take is falling for a girl, especially one as shy as Emma. Unlike groupies with their hidden agendas, she isn’t using him—or so he believes…until the film crew uncovers Emma’s pen name and steamy novel.

Wyatt’s comeback run can withstand a fall or two, but can his heart recover from this crash and burn?

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Previously published as LIBERTY under the pseudonym Ginger Jamison, STAY FOR ME is a poignant and romantic story of longing, secrets and second chances.

When Ryan Beecher returns home after a long deployment overseas, Lexy barely recognizes her husband. The man who left Texas for Afghanistan was cruel and abusive. The man who comes back to her is a badly injured stranger with amnesia–and no memory of their life together.

Lexy can’t believe how much Ryan has changed. The wounded Marine is now gentle, caring, and tender. And his touch awakens yearnings she hasn’t felt before. As he takes them both to the point of no return, can Lexy trust this lover who seems to live only for her pleasure…as he seeks his salvation in her healing embrace?

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Epiphany Z: Eight Radical Visions for Transforming Your Future by Thomas Frey

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“Epiphany Z” is Futurist Thomas Frey’s dynamic approach to envisioning, comprehending, and ultimately thriving in the radically different futures emerging around us at the speed of light.

Frey’s unparalleled ability to detect emerging trends from the smallest of clues gives him an edge on other futurists. Now he’s sharing that edge with you.

What are tomorrow’s hottest industries?

What huge industries of today are doomed to extinction?

How will our lives be changed by advancements in robotics, in drone technology, in manufacturing and transportation?

How can education cope with the explosive new world of enhanced information, hyperactive business environments, cultural shifts that would have been unimaginable as recently as yesterday?

Who will be the masters of tomorrow’s universe and who will be left behind?

Above all, how can you not only protect yourself from the most disruptive aspects of the changes sweeping your way—how can you become one of the masters of those changes?

Distilling decades of research, experience, and proven success in correctly identifying and accurately extrapolating today’s trends and innovations into tomorrow’s realities, Thomas Frey gives you an advance ticket to the most explosive period of change in all of human history.

Those changes are taking place now. Thomas Frey shows where they will be taking all of us tomorrow. “EPIPHANY Z” your roadmap to the future.

Buy now at the following retailers:

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Read an excerpt:

18 Reasons Why the Person You Were Still Matters

The former you has set the stage for the present you, and the person you are today will become critically important to the person you become in the future.

  1. Memories—Every past memory helps crystalize who you are today.
  2. Shared Experiences—Every long-term relationship is built around shared experiences, and these shared experiences provide the common ground foundation for future ones.
  3. Emotional Values—Everything around you is constantly being emotionally rated on a subconscious level. That is why your car will generally hold more value than things like a skateboard or power drill.
  4. Skills—Learning how to perform a task efficiently ties directly into a combination of short-term, long-term, and muscle memory. While some skills will fade over time, their influence will remain for years to come.
  5. Your Body—Your present body came from your former body.
  6. Derivative Talents—Every talent you have is a derivative of some other talent, interest, or tendency.
  7. Physical Improvements and Physical Impairments—Every time you work out, it causes both short and long-term changes to your body and health. On the flip side, every time you hurt or injure yourself, it will also cause residual effects that linger over time.
  8. The Personality Equation—Every individual is a combination of attributes, tendencies, desires, interests, and about twenty more ingredients we don’t have names for yet. Some will change significantly over time, but others less so.
  9. Secrets—Hidden deep beneath the sub-floor of human consciousness are our secrets that can come back to haunt us if we don’t deal with them somewhere along the way.
  10. Struggles—Our struggles are what make our accomplishments valuable.
  11. Obsession—Determination becomes obsession and then it becomes all that matters. But from my vantage point, obsession is underrated.
  12. Possessions—Yes, it is possible to simply walk away from all of our possessions, but few people do. Not only do we own our possessions, they own us. And the things we own very often influences our future decisions.
  13. Connections & Networks—We forge our weak and strong relationships through our connections. But today’s social networks give us the tools to amplify those connections in a massively powerful way.
  14. Inner Voice—Our most intimate of all intimate relationships takes place in the rarely audible space inside our head. We have a constant love-hate relationship with our inner voice, and even though we argue with ourselves, it will continue to influence who you are in the future. No it won’t! Y.E.S., I.T. W.I.L.L.!
  15. Hopes & Desires—Inside every great person is the hope and aspiration to become something better—more meaningful, more influential, more passionate.
  16. Reputation—If we’re doing things correctly our reputation will enter the room before we do. Our reputation involves a multitude of variables, and is one of the most influential aspects of who we are.
  17. Quirkiness—Todays foibles can become tomorrow’s most admired qualities if we know how the leverage them.
  18. Legacy—For many of us, the disturbance we leave in the force field of life is the most significant accomplishment we can possibly make.

– See more here.

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Look at what people are saying about Epiphany Z:

“What a fascinating way to look at the future! Epiphany Z is a brilliant framework in putting your own epiphanies into action. You’ll find that the best way to predict the future is to create it… with a little help from Epiphany Z!”
– – Scott Friedman, Professional speaker, author, humorist

“Unlike many books about the future, which attempt to offer a magic crystal ball, Epiphany Z Frey instead provides us with a crystalline structure so that we can assemble and re-assemble our own way of thinking about the future.”
– – David J. Jilk, Founder of Jilk Systems, Inc., Standing Cloud, Inc., and eCortex, Inc.

“There’s no aspect of the future that goes untouched in Epiphany Z. The way Thomas explains globalization of services is right on target and clearly explains current and future economic forces so anyone can understand. He see the changes that are coming down the pipe that we all need to prepare for. It’s a must read for anyone wanting to innovate and stay ahead of the curve.”
– – Traci Brown, Keynote speaker & author www.BodyLanguageTrainer.com

“After reading Epiphany Z, its clear: to be a business strategist, you first must become a futurist.”
– – Michael Cushman, Founder of Engaging Change, Senior Fellow at the DaVinci Institute

“I’d heard of Epiphany Z and was eager to read it because we make decisions based on future visions. The entertainment industry glamorizes or horrifies those images and why not. Human drive for immortality often collides with the forces of nature. Epiphany Z clarifies real opportunities with a brilliant framework for action.”
– – Jeffery T. Samson, President, Samson Design Associates, Inc.

“After reading Epiphany Z, I am convinced you are right. We are in for a massive disruption, with great opportunity and I’m afraid a lot of pain along the way for those that can’t or won’t adapt. But I’m optimistic still that the world will be a better place. And you have convinced me it is happening much faster than most people realize.”
– – Terry Gold, Entrepreneur in Residence at University of South Australia

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Thomas Frey, Google’s top-rated futurist speaker, former Innovations editor for Futurist magazine, was also, during an earlier phase of his career, IBM’s most award-winning engineer. After leaving IBM, Frey co-founded the DaVinci Institute, a Colorado-based think tank and networking resource focused on anticipating and defining future trends and innovations. Frey currently divides his time between Colorado and dozens of speaking engagements around the world.

 

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Edge of Night A Collection of Short Stories by Ann Gimpel

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Here’s a roadmap to Edge of Night. Welcome to an eclectic collection of nine short stories.

You’ve done time at the edge of night. Nail-biting, stomach-churning time filled with hissing snarls, menacing growls, the whoosh of unnatural wings, and the flash of hellfire. Time that lasts forever, but is over within seconds because time becomes unpredictable in places like that. You don’t want to stay, but it’s too fascinating—in a grisly, macabre, toe-curling kind of way—to turn your back on.

You recognize it, though. The place just at the threshold of darkness where it’s not quite safe anymore. Evil broke its bounds at the edge of night, or maybe it always ran free and we’ve been deluding ourselves all along.

Join me for nine supernatural tales. Monsters, demons, gods—fallen and otherwise—ghosts, aliens. A touch of science fiction. More than a splash of romance. From magical lands to a chilling glance into the past, Edge of Night has something to tempt everyone. Everyone who craves danger, that is. It takes guts to read the stuff woven into nightmares.

It’s a tough job, but you’re up to it.

Welcome to my world. A world where magic holds court and the dude next door just might be a demon. Or a shifter. Or an alien.

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About the Author:

Ann Gimpel is a USA Today bestselling author. A lifelong aficionado of the unusual, she began writing speculative fiction a few years ago. Since then her short fiction has appeared in a number of webzines and anthologies. Her longer books run the gamut from urban fantasy to paranormal romance. Once upon a time, she nurtured clients. Now she nurtures dark, gritty fantasy stories that push hard against reality. When she’s not writing, she’s in the backcountry getting down and dirty with her camera. She’s published over 45 books to date, with several more planned for 2017 and beyond. A husband, grown children, grandchildren, and wolf hybrids round out her family.

Find Ann At:

www.anngimpel.com

http://anngimpel.blogspot.com

http://www.amazon.com/author/anngimpel

http://www.facebook.com/anngimpel.author

@AnnGimpel (for Twitter)

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Ancient Ties, Pale Moonlight Book Two by Marie Johnston

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Born to be Guardians…

 Chayton Eagle comes from a strong line of wolf shifters, his father an ancient in their pack. Chayton proudly acts as a Guardian, defending the colonies from danger—both from outsiders and from threats inside the pack. The one thing he doesn’t need is a human-raised female on his team—especially not one who passes out each time she shifts! Never mind that she was trained by elite Guardians, Chayton doesn’t need the distraction of a tall, sexy-as-hell redhead when he’s working. He has to focus. And he has to remember he’s scheduled to take the blood oath with a female, a long-ago pairing arranged by her parents. It doesn’t matter he and Kaitlyn are fated mates.

She can’t be his. Not now. Not ever.

Destined to be Mates.

Kaitlyn Savoy knows Chayton is supposed to be her mate. Too bad he’s such an ass about her human upbringing making her weak. Too bad she’s been assigned as his partner to take down the feral shifters threatening one of the colonies. Too bad she’s so damn attracted to him. As the mission continues, Chayton is captured by the ferals, and Kaitlyn proves her worth as a Guardian. During the rescue, she uncovers the secrets of her past, secrets that will affect her future. Despite his best efforts, Chayton’s opinion of her begins to change, his respect growing—along with feelings he can’t deny. She’s become part of his life, part of his heart. A fact his soon-to-be inlaws notice—and they intend to put an end to the temptation Kaitlyn poses to Chayton.

No matter what.

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Chayton stormed to his cabin.

A four hour drive. With Kaitlyn.

Spending the night. With Kaitlyn.

Roaming the woods. With Kaitlyn.

His heart pounded, his nostrils flared, and he huffed like a bear after a marathon. Slamming his front door open, he charged through and kicked it shut behind him.

Only then did he double over, hands on his knees, sagging to catch his breath.

Kaitlyn Savoy.

The sexiest thing he’d ever laid eyes on.

The shifter he was never supposed to meet. His mate.

And she was oblivious to it.

He stomped through his cabin. Her lack of mating insight was for the best. If he had his pick of shifters, she’d be the last on the list. Besides, he was promised to another. Kaitlyn was young yet, and based on her blasé to distasteful reaction to him, she’d have no trouble moving on. Or not. Her sanity may last longer than most who don’t anchor their souls with a mate. But if she needed to bond, she wouldn’t have a problem finding someone. Like that bartender at Pale Moonlight.

His fangs bared and a growl escaped before he stopped himself. He’d never caught her with him, but stories had it the bartender helped her assuage the physical needs shifters of their caliber experienced. She hadn’t been with the guy since Chayton had been around. That decision had increased the bartender’s life expectancy considerably.

No. No. It shouldn’t matter. She needed to move on and he had no say with who. Chayton straightened and wiped his brow, which had dotted with sweat. It was always an effort to contain his reaction around that female.

Why her?

Ancient blood—pure, undiluted shifter blood—ran through his veins, thanks to his father. His Sioux mother would roll over in her grave. Chayton’s bloodlines were rich with history and honor.

The female he’d sworn himself to, Tika, would make a lovely mate instead. Soft brown eyes, feminine curves, and ancestry as strong as his. In fact, she was coming of age soon. For him, that was twenty-five. Her parents had pushed for their union when she turned eighteen, but that had seemed too pervy for him. At two-hundred and twenty-nine, he wasn’t about to jump a girl the second she was legal. If it was up to him, he’d wait even longer, but even Tika had pushed for their binding.

His stomach rumbled, alerting him that he’d missed dinner. Not that he’d eat at the main lodge anyway; it was a tactic he used to avoid Kaitlyn.

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About the Author:

Marie Johnston lives in the upper-Midwest with her husband, four kids, and an old cat. Deciding to trade in her lab coat for a laptop, she’s writing down all the tales she’s been making up in her head for years. An avid reader of paranormal romance, these are the stories hanging out and waiting to be told, between the demands of work, home, and the endless chauffeuring that comes with children.

Website http://www.mariejohnstonwriter.com/

Blog http://www.mariejohnstonwriter.com/blog

Twitter https://twitter.com/mjohnstonwriter

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mjohnstonwriter/

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/11248716.Marie_Johnston

Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Marie-Johnston/e/B00R6SC79Q/

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The Silver Skull by Anne Renwick

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Lady Olivia is not all she seems. Trained for marriage to an assigned political target, her skills lie in programming household steambots to serve tea, dress her hair… and sound the alarm while she picks locks and listens at doors. Humiliated by a failed assignment, she decides to redeem herself by tailing a suspected double agent.

Lord Rathsburn must flirt with treason. Struggles to cure a horrible disease have met with unexpected complications. The cells he engineered can make a man’s bones unbreakable, but the side effects are fatal. He believed the research terminated… until his sister was kidnapped by a German count. Her ransom? A cure.

Piloting a stolen dirigible, he uncovers an unlikely stowaway, Lady Olivia. Arriving together at a crumbling castle, an impossible task is set before them: cure the count’s guardsmen. Amidst their fake marriage, a very real growing attraction, dying guardsmen and escalating hostilities, Lady Olivia and Lord Rathsburn are thrust deep into the world of international medical espionage from which there may be no return.

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Biography:

Though Anne Renwick holds a Ph.D. in biology and greatly enjoyed tormenting the overburdened undergraduates who were her students, fiction has always been her first love. Today, she writes steampunk romance, placing a new kind of biotech in the hands of mad scientists, proper young ladies and determined villains. Anne is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She lives in Maryland with her family.

Anne brings an unusual perspective to steampunk. A number of years spent locked inside the bowels of a biological research facility left her permanently altered. In her steampunk world, the Victorian fascination with all things anatomical led to a number of alarming biotechnological advances. Ones that the enemies of Britain would dearly love to possess.

 

 

 

 

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