Saturday, October 31, 2015

Nick S. Klaus - Katie Mettner Release Day

Today we are celebrating the release of Nick S. Klaus, Katie Mettner's new Christmas story! I asked Katie what her favorite part of the book was and this is what she told me. 

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My favorite part of Nick S. Klaus is the relationship that Nick builds with Mandy's son Ben and daughter Esther. As their principal, and next door neighbor, he's watched them grow up over the last five years and has learned who they are on the inside. Now that Ben is in middle school he's struggling with some issues about his father and the kind of man he is. Even while it makes Nick feel awkward to talk about Mandy's ex with Ben, he struggles through those moments because he knows Ben needs him. The relationship between Ben and Nick is fun to watch develop throughout the book as Ben learns to trust another man the same way Mandy has to, because he was hurt too when his father cheated. I think it's a rare man who can accept another man's children as his own without blinking an eye, but in Nick S. Klaus you watch Nick do just that. Blended families or stepchildren, or stepparents, whatever your choice term for it may be are still family, and in Nick S. Klaus I want the reader to feel those same emotions that Nick feels when he finds out little Esther is being bullied, or when he helps Ben walk through the feelings about his father. Each time they reach out to each other you see them gain more trust in each other. In the end, they all have the same fear, and that's losing each other. I wanted to pick a scene that would show a bit of the early relationship between Ben and Nick, so I went with the one where Ben is asking Nick if he really has to be at his dad's when he gets remarried...

Ben fiddled with his basketball, but slowly looked up to the sky. “I was just wondering if you thought I had to go to my dad’s wedding.”
“Well, Ben, it really doesn’t matter what I think. That’s between you, your dad, and your mom.”
“He really wants us to come.”
“You’re his kids. I’m sure he wants you there to celebrate that day with him.”
“What if I don’t want to celebrate that day with him?”
I felt like this was dangerous territory. On one hand, he needed someone to talk to, and on the other hand, I had to be very careful about what I said. Going or not going to his father’s wedding was something that wasn’t my decision to make. I switched into principal mode to sort this out. “Can you tell me why you wouldn’t want to celebrate with him?”
He turned to me then, and his face was beet red with eyes of fire. It reminded me a lot of when his mom got mad, and I tried not to smile. “Do you know what he did to our family?” he asked, his tone filled with anger and hurt. I nodded without speaking. “Would you want to go to his wedding and pretend to be happy about it?” I shook my head no. “Me, either.” He sank back into the chair and kicked his legs some more, anger still radiating from him.
“What part about him getting remarried is really bothering you, Benji?”
“Would you please not call me that? I prefer Ben.”
“Of course, I’m sorry, Ben it is.”
“Have you ever walked in on your dad naked with another woman before, Nick?”
I was taking a drink of root beer and nearly choked when I tried to swallow. I coughed a few times and finally held my hand up. “No, I can’t say I have. My father is dead.”
“Oh, I’m sorry,” he answered looking down at the ground.
“It was a long time ago, Ben. What happened between your parents was a long time ago too, but it appears it still upsets you. You were very young when your parents broke up. How much do you really remember?”
“I was five and I will never forget what I saw that day, Nick, ever. Maybe at five I didn’t know why he was standing there naked with another woman who wasn’t my mom, but I understand it all very well now.”
“I suppose you do,” I said, trying not to be judgmental towards his father. I had to stay neutral. I had to be Switzerland.
“Does it make me a bad person for not loving him very much?”
“Whoa, Ben, I think maybe you need to talk with your mom about this. I will go with you, if you want.”
“So you do think it makes me a bad person.”
“I didn’t say that, but if you’re that upset about your dad then maybe you need to talk to someone to work through it.”
“I’m talking to you,” he said as though I didn’t have four college degrees.
“Okay, then I’ll answer. I don’t think it makes you a bad person. I think it makes you a hurt, angry, and sad person, at least when it comes to your relationship with your dad. My guess is you don’t trust him very much?”
“I don’t trust him at all, and I don’t understand why Tasha does either. He slept around on my mom, so what makes her think he won’t sleep around on her?”
I blew out a breath. “You’re asking very adult like questions here, Ben. Where are you hearing this? Your mom, your grandpa, or your uncles?”
He crossed his arms. “I have a brain, Nick. It doesn’t take more than first grade math to add one and one and get two. My dad is very…” he snapped his fingers clearly looking for a word. “You know he says one thing but does the other.”
His fingers snapped once and he pointed at me. “Yes! He’s hypocritical. He’s a minister, right?” he asked and I nodded. “Well, he stands up in front of people every Sunday and tells them not to sin, and to follow the Ten Commandments, but then he does the exact opposite. How is that cool?”
I took a drink to keep from laughing aloud at his verbiage. “It’s not cool, not at all. You’re right, he’s very hypocritical. We have a saying in Germany that goes, handlungen des Menschen werden Ihnen sagen, alles, was Sie wissen müssen.”
“Wow, you speak German?” he asked in awe.
“I was born and raised in Germany by a German father, so yes, I speak German. What I just said means ‘a man’s actions will tell you everything you need to know.’”
He sat swinging his feet for several more minutes and then stood, and picked up his basketball. “Thanks for the talk, Nick. That really helped.”
“It did?” I asked confused.
“You said a man’s actions will tell you everything you need to know. I could go home and tell my mom I don’t want to go to Dad’s wedding, and she wouldn’t make me, but it would cause a big problem for her and for my sister. It would also embarrass my dad if I refused to come, and it might ruin his day. I don’t have to like it, but I will go because that’s what the Lord put on my heart to do, and that is the kind of man I want to be.”
The kid absolutely nailed it and I would tell his mother what a wonderful son she was raising at some point, but first I raised my fist and he gave it a bump.
“Excellent work, son. I’m proud of you and your mom will be, too.”
“Thanks, Nick, but we all have to do things in life we don’t want to do. Look at my mom, she does all kinds of things she doesn’t want to do and doesn’t complain about it. I shouldn’t either.” He walked to the end of the driveway and turned back to face me. “Hey, Nick?”
I stood and walked up the driveway a bit, “Yeah, Ben?”
“What does the S stand for in your name?”
I laughed and shook my head, “I can’t tell you that. It’s too embarrassing.”
“If I were to guess it would you tell me if I was right?”
“If you managed to guess this name then yes, I would tell you, but you’ll never guess.”
“Give me time and I just might.” He started walking backwards away from me. “Mom said you and her are taking us to the fire hose competition on Saturday for Fall Fest. Is that true?”
“We did talk about doing that, before she hurt her leg, but if she’s okay to go then I’ll happily tag along.”

He didn’t hide the fist pump he gave as he walked away.

Those are the kinds of things that Ben wants to talk to Nick about, because he doesn't have a man in his life that he can trust to tell him the truth. He wants a father figure who believes in and can teach him things about life the way a father should. This relationship between Ben and Nick developed very much on its own as I wrote, but when I went back and read it again I was surprised to see how intricate their relationship had become. When you read the book you'll see exactly what I mean as you reach the end of the story. I've written several books about single mothers who are struggling to raise their children and still have a social life, but in Nick S. Klaus you see more than that. You see a family healing from a very toxic relationship and learning that they deserve so much more. They find all of that in one man, and with the help of a little Christmas magic, and the big man himself, they discover just how wonderful life can be. 

Nick S. Klaus on Amazon 0.99 through 11/02/2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

Lavendar Fields - Raegyn Perry Book Tour

Lavender Fields
Eternal Journey Series
Book One
Raegyn Perry
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Solstice Publishing/Summer Solstice
Date of Publication: September 20, 2015
 Number of pages: 239
Cover Artist: Michelle Crocker

Book Description:

Torrential rain spikes. A scream pierces the dark night.

Greye Fields has immersed herself in her literary work. She has a life she’s happy with. She won’t allow herself the time or the desire to pursue love.

Until she meets him.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Ignited - Liz Long Release Day Blitz


Lucy might’ve beaten Alex the Chameleon, but the cost of his defeat was too much to bear. After losing a beloved member, Sheffield Donovan temporarily disbands the show. Abandoned by the ringmaster and her friends, Lucy is left to pick up the pieces of their ruined circus – and defend it against those waiting for the opportunity to strike.
During one of these attempts, Lucy learns of Augustus Rivers, the leader of his so­-called gifted mafia. When Lucy is offered a chance to infiltrate the Rivers’ household, she jumps at the opportunity to seek vengeance on the mastermind. Augustus instead surprises everyone by proposing that the powerful female Firestarter work for him. It’s everything the Donovan Circus isn’t, an offer Lucy finds more enticing than she ever expected.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hunted: A Donovan Circus Novel - Liz Long

Lucy Sullivan finally belongs with the gifted Donovan Circus. Members are finding their rhythm, even the new folks from the Grayson Circus who joined after the last attack. Lucy feels like a trusted leader who can win the gifted battles and prevent humans from discovering their existence.

When tragedy strikes camp, a distraught Sheffield sends Lucy and her gifted team to hunt down the enemy – Alex, a Chameleon with a wicked ability for war. He’s out for blood and won’t stop until Lucy and her friends are dead.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Something Like Love - Sara Richardson

SOMETHING LIKE LOVE by Sara Richardson
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 Forever Mass Market; Heart of the Rockies #2)
Ben Noble needs to do some damage control. Fast. His heart has always been in ranching, but there's no escaping the spotlight on his high-powered political family. Now the only thing that can restore his reputation is a getaway to the fresh air of Aspen, Colorado. Not to mention that the trip gives Ben a second chance to impress a certain gorgeous mountain guide. But Paige Harper is nothing like the shy girl he remembers . . . she's so much more.

Every Little Kiss - Kim Amos Launch Day Blitz

Eternal good girl Casey Tanner moved to White Pine for a fresh start. Her mission: to finally have fun. And a fling with a reckless bad boy is the very first item on the to-do list she pretended not to make. After one long, lingering look at a sexy firefighter, Casey has found her man.

Monday, October 26, 2015

His Temporary Fix - Sofia Grey/ Hottie McTottie Monday

One night is all it takes...
Holly Jacobs loses her heart a little too easily. Never again. But when she meets the sexy soldier on the beach, Holly knows she's in big trouble. Zack Winter is gorgeous and in pain, and when he kisses Holly, all of her resolve melts away...
Zack's is on short-term leave to attend a funeral, and he's walking a fine line. The loss is unbearable...and he'll do whatever it takes to distract himself from it. Especially if it means a night of searingly-hot sex with Holly Jacobs. Only his brilliant idea isn't exactly going according to plan.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Forsaken - Kristen Day/ Second Look Sunday

I loved Forsake by Kristen Day and wanted to give her a Second Look Sunday!

YA Fantasy Romance
Once you’ve been touched by darkness, it never leaves you…

Abandoned by her parents as an infant; seventeen year old Hannah spent her childhood wading through countless foster families until being adopted by the Whitmans three years ago. 

Unfortunately, Atlanta’s high society wasn’t quite ready for Hannah…or the strange events that plague her.
Chilling visions of murder, unexplained hallucinations, and a dark, mysterious guy who haunts her nightmares all culminate to set in motion a journey of self-discovery that will challenge everything she’s ever believed; not to mention her sanity. 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Temptation - Casey L. Bond

My name is Brooklyn Harris. In my life, I’ve done a lot of things I’m not proud of, but I am proud of my life. I just need to figure out what to do with the rest of it. I’m a burlesque dancer at an exclusive Vegas club. That fact, along with the teensy weensy misdemeanor on my record, means the cops don’t exactly trust me when I say someone is stalking me. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Dragon Song - Tara West

Dragon Song
Dawn of the Dragon Queen
Book One
Tara West
Genre: historical fantasy romance
Publisher: Shifting Sands Publishing
Date of Publication: October 20, 2015
Number of pages: 250

Duncan MacQuoid, dragon-slayer, is no more. In his place is a tortured man seeking solace for his sins. One fateful night he finds a woman he believes will be his salvation. Little does he know, his love for her could be his final undoing.

Monday, October 19, 2015

I Need A Hero - Codi Gary Blog Tour

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Men in Uniform #0.5
Codi Gary
Releasing Oct 20th, 2015
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Sergeant Oliver Martinez joined the military to serve his country—not plan parties. But after a run-in with his commanding officer, Oliver is suddenly responsible for the Alpha Dogs Training Program’s upcoming charity event. Worse, he’s got to work with the bossiest, sexiest woman he’s ever met—who just happens to be the general’s daughter.

When it comes to military men, Evelyn Reynolds is not interested. And with the opportunity to launch her new PR firm at the charity event, she doesn’t have time for some sexy, arrogant jerk with a hero complex. Evelyn is determined to keep things professional—if only she can ignore how Oliver’s muscles fill out a t-shirt and the infuriating way he makes her heart pound.

The Breathless Series - Lynn Montagano Virtual Tour Review of Catch My Breath

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Breathless #1
Lynn Montagano
Released April 17th, 2014

Lia Meyers' plan for a relaxing Scottish vacation is short-lived when one uncharacteristic moment of clumsiness lands her in the arms of a dangerously attractive Englishman.

The perfect opportunity for a much needed holiday romance? Wrong! Lia’s still reeling from the mother of all bad breakups, and she really doesn't have the patience for Alastair Holden – despite his effortless charm and sexy British accent.

Arrogant and totally inscrutable, he's exactly the sort of guy she wants to avoid but can't: the man behind the mystery proves just too tempting to resist.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Just Want Somebody to Love - Keri Ford

Format: Galley Copy
Swept off her feet by a charming restaurateur, Whitney Chester envisions a delicious happily ever after—until her prince turns into a total toad. There’s no way she’ll agree to another date with Justin Rawlings, despite their unforgettable night together. But when Justin insists on helping out on her family-run farm in exchange for another chance, it’s an offer Whitney can’t refuse… if only to get revenge on her sweet-talking suitor.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Best Worst Mistake - Lia Riley Blog Tour

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Brightwater #3
Lia Riley
Releasing Oct 20th, 2015
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The third sexy and emotional novel in debut Avon author Lia Riley’s Brightwater series set in the mountains of Northern California

Sometimes the worst mistakes turn out to be the best…

Smoke jumper Wilder Kane once reveled in the rush from putting out dangerous wildfires. But after a tragic accident, he’s cut himself off from the world, refusing to leave his isolated cabin. When a headstrong beauty bursts in, Wilder finds himself craving the fire she ignites in him, but letting anyone near his darkness would be a mistake.

After her Hollywood life went up in smoke, Quinn Higsby decided to leave Tinseltown behind and returned to Brightwater to care for her ailing father. Spending her days in a small bookstore, her peaceful existence is up-ended by a fascinating but damaged man. Quinn is determined to not to be scared off by Wilder, not once she’s experienced the heat of his passions.

But when an arsonist targets the community and Wilder is accused, he must confront the ghosts of his past. Will his desire for Quinn flameout or will he be able to tame the wildness inside and rekindle a hope for their future?

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His mouth covered hers. There wasn’t a warning. The rest of her babble hummed into his mouth, turning into a soft sigh. Oh, thank the lord, he felt it too then, this inexplicable connection between them.
“I should push you away, but can’t seem to get close enough.” He had her up against the wall, bracing his weight against either side of her head and she grabbed two handfuls of sweater and the thick wool felt as thick, masculine, and sexy as she hoped. As
He slid his tongue against hers again with a husky moan. “This is a bad idea.”
“Stopping would be a worse one.” She broke the kiss to fasten her lips to the side of his powerful neck between thick cords of tendon, his stubble rough on her lips.
for the muscles beneath it … oh …

Oh yeah.

Wilder a hottie mctottie fire fighter has been punishing himself his whole life from a mistake he made  when he was six years old.  He almost gives up and decides to fight for his life.  Though when he survives a deadly fire he exists but doesn't live.  In walks Quinn fresh from drama in Hollywood she enjoys the small town life and not having to kowtow at celebrities wills.  Searching for her father she ends up on Wilder's doorstep and gets stuck due to a massive snow storm. There's an immediate attraction they just need to get past each other's issues from the past.
Wilder and Quinn had me up til 2 am reading until I finished their story.  If you're looking for an amazing romance that is spicy yet sweet all at the same time.  Best Worst Mistake is about overcoming fears and learning to trust and love.
I give Best Worst Mistake...

5 Baskets!!!

Lia Riley writes offbeat New Adult and Contemporary Adult romance. After studying at the University of Montana-Missoula, she scoured the world armed only with a backpack, overconfidence and a terrible sense of direction. She counts shooting vodka with a Ukranian mechanic in Antarctica, sipping yerba mate with gauchos in Chile and swilling XXXX with stationhands in Outback Australia among her accomplishments.

A British literature fanatic at heart, Lia considers Mr. Darcy and Edward Rochester as her fictional boyfriends. Her very patient husband doesn't mind. Much. When not torturing heroes (because c'mon, who doesn't love a good tortured hero?), Lia herds unruly chickens, camps, beach combs, daydreams about future books, wades through a mile-high TBR pile and schemes yet another trip. Right now, Icelandic hot springs and Scottish castles sound mighty fine.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Under the Mating Moon - Celia Breslin

Under a Mating Moon
Black Hills Wolves
Book 27
Celia Breslin
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Date of Publication: September 18, 2015
Number of pages: 114

Book Description:

British Alpha wolf Jake Marsden spends his days among humans, pursuing a lucrative music career and avoiding his pack’s politics. When his current DJ tour takes him to the US, he stops in Los Lobos to visit family, and runs into the one Wolf he never wants to see again—the mate who rejected his claim.

While visiting her brother in Los Lobos, free-spirited Lexi Luparell is shocked to encounter the Wolf she’d denied when they were teens. Now she must face her guilt for the cruel way she spurned him all those years ago, make amends, and admit the truth. Jake was right all along—they’re meant to mate.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Morning's Journey - Kim Iverson Headlee

TITLE – Morning's Journey 
SERIES –The Dragon's Dove Chronicles, vol. 2
AUTHOR – Kim Iverson Headlee
GENRE – Historical Fantasy Spiritual Romance
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 447 pages/140K words
PUBLISHER – Pendragon Cove Press
COVER DESIGNER – Natasha Brown
AUDIOBOOK – Forthcoming

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In a violent age when enemies besiege Brydein and alliances shift as swiftly as the wind, stand two remarkable leaders: the Caledonian warrior-queen Gyanhumara and her consort, Arthur the Pendragon. Their fiery love is tempered only by their conviction to forge unity between their disparate peoples. Arthur and Gyan must create an impenetrable front to protect Brydein and Caledonia from land-lusting Saxons and the marauding Angli raiders who may be massing forces in the east, near Arthur’s sister and those he has sworn to protect.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Diary of a Single Wedding Planner - Violet Howe Blog Tour

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Wedding planner Tyler Warren left heartbreak behind when she ran away from her small Southern hometown and started a new life in a big city. Years later, she wants to believe in the fairy-tale endings her job promotes, but the clients she meets day after day seem to be more “Crazily Ever After” than “Happily Ever After.” Meanwhile, her own attempts at romance play out as bizarre comedies rather than love stories, and she’s starting to think Prince Charming either fell off his horse or got eaten by a dragon.

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Trouble With Snowmen - Dorlana Vann Blog Tour

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Snowmen drift into your life like they were sent from above. The relationship is great, rolls right along, and builds. Everything seems perfect … until a little heat is introduced. Then they melt, leaving only their hat, their scarf, something to remind their victims of what they’d lost. Urban cowgirl Haley Monroe is told that the fabulously hot guy who just dumped her was a snowman. Her friend Maximilian convinces her that the only way she’ll ever stop being played by snowmen is to become one. It takes a lot of drinks to work up the nerve, but Haley gets her sexy on and goes on the prowl. Famous horror author Larry White drops everything to attend a midnight séance at Maximilian’s apartment where he meets Haley. By the way she’s dressed—and just propositioned him—he assumes she’s a hooker.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Songbird - Sydney Logan Release Day blitz!

It’s release day for Songbird by Sydney Logan! We love this contemporary romance, and we're so thrilled to share it with you! Check out the release day festivities!
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One bridesmaid. One groomsman. One classic wedding hookup. But for Callie and Devin, their weekend of passion is anything but typical. Callie Franklin doesn’t do one night stands. Ever. She’s far too responsible and focused on her career to ever let herself give in to temptation. But, on the eve of her best friend’s wedding, she meets that temptation . . . And his name is Devin McAllister. Devin, on the other hand, has no problem with meaningless hookups. The very last thing he needs—or wants—is a relationship. Relationships come with strings. Relationships come with heartbreak. A late-night encounter in the hotel’s piano bar finds the two unable to resist each other. With her angelic voice and bright blue eyes, Devin’s sure he’s never met anyone as beautiful as his Songbird. Six weeks later, when two pink lines confirm Callie’s worst fears, she and Devin have to face the consequences of their wild weekend. And they have to deal with each other—whether they like it or not. With a love story that’s far from traditional, Callie and Devin begin to wonder if their one-night stand could turn into something neither of them anticipated. A happily ever after.

The last thing Callie would do normally is have a one night stand. Her focus is her career and she keeps her mother's life "teachings" in the back of her head.  Until she meets Devin.  There was just something about him she didn't want to refuse.  Devin wants no attachments and avoids love at all costs.  One night together changes everything and throws them together for the rest of their lives.  As they learn about each other their love for each other grows.  As they hit several bumps in the road they work together to overcome their obstacles.
If you're looking for a feel good sweet romance with lots of twists and turns look no further.
I give Songbird...

5 Baskets

Exclusive Excerpt: Traffic’s insane, but I finally make it to Callie’s apartment just after two. I anxiously knock on the door, ridiculously eager to get my hands on her. Maybe she’ll be wearing some flimsy lingerie. Maybe she’ll be naked. My mind’s busy conjuring all the possibilities when she opens the door . . . wearing a sweatshirt and jeans. “Hey,” she says softly, stepping aside to let me in. “Hey. You okay?” She looks pale as a ghost. Is she sick? She looks sick. Maybe I should call an ambulance. Or my dad. “I’m okay.” Callie leads me over to the sofa. “Look, Devin, I know you probably have some plans for us for tonight, but that won’t be happening.” “Oh.” Disappointment floods me, but if the nauseated look on her face is any indication, it’s probably best. Besides, there’s the next night. And the next. “But we need to talk, so I’m glad you’re here. I have something I need to tell you.” She abruptly jumps to her feet and walks toward her kitchen. “Would you like something to drink?” I can’t tell if she’s being a good hostess or simply stalling, but I ask for a beer. It looks like I’m gonna need it. I hadn’t pegged her for the kind of woman who needs to talk about her feelings. When she returns to the living room, Callie hands me a bottle and sits down next to me. I notice she only brought one. “You’re not drinking?” She curls her feet beneath her. “Unfortunately, no. I won’t be drinking for a long time.” I’ve had it with the riddles. “All right, what’s going on? My brother and his girlfriend threatened to murder me if I make you cry. Something’s obviously up with you because you just want to talk.” Her forehead creases. “Don’t you ever just talk to a woman?” “Not if I can help it.” “Why not? The girls you usually date don’t have enough sense to carry on an intelligent conversation?” “I don’t date, Callie.” “I see. You just sleep with them.” “Sometimes. Is there something wrong with that?” “And are you careful?” “Careful?” “Safe,” she says softly. “We didn’t use protection. I just wondered if that’s typical for you.” Oh. It’d be easy to blame the alcohol, but honestly, using protection was the very last thing on my mind that night. “No, that’s not typical. I’m sorry about that.” “So am I.” Callie seems far more relaxed after my apology. Maybe this night won’t be an epic failure after all. I slide closer to her, but she raises her hand in warning. “We’re not finished.” I groan and lean back against the couch. “Devin, I need you to listen. Something happened that weekend. I’m almost positive you won’t want to sleep with me after you hear what I’m about to say.” “I seriously doubt that.” “I don’t.” Callie sits up a little straighter and squares her shoulders. “I want you to know I expect nothing from you. Our weekend together was a mistake, and I’ll deal with the consequences of it. I don’t know exactly what I’m going to do at this point, but I thought you should at least know what’s going on.” “What’s going on?” Her eyes flood with tears. “Devin, I’m pregnant.” Pregnant. Pregnant? I stare at her. She stares at me. I watch her closely, hoping that at any moment she’s going to burst out laughing. But she’s not laughing. She’s crying. I hear Lorie’s voice in my suddenly throbbing head. Don’t make her cry. “Why . . . why are you telling me?” She wipes her eyes. “What do you mean?” “You’re assuming it’s mine?” “Of course it’s yours!” I snort. “Really? How can you be so sure? Maybe it was that bartender in the hotel’s piano bar. Or maybe it was the guy who sat with you at the reception. Or maybe—just maybe—it was the photographer you were with tonight. You two seem pretty close.” Even as the bitter words drip off my tongue, I know better. Her face is just too furious . . . her eyes too heartbroken. Suddenly, Callie stops crying. Her eyes flash with fury just seconds before she slaps me across the face. Despite the ringing in my ears, I can hear my brother’s warning. Don’t be an asshole tonight. Too late.

  Sydney Logan Bio: Amazon best-selling author Sydney Logan holds a Master's degree in Elementary Education. She is the author of six novels - Lessons Learned, Mountain Charm, Soldier On, Once Upon a December, Pros & Cons, and Songbird. Sydney has also penned several short stories and is a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul. A native of East Tennessee, Sydney enjoys playing piano and relaxing on her porch with her wonderful husband and their very spoiled cat. Visit her website at

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