I hope everyone is staying safe out there. I have been busy getting ready for my next book, Kidnapped, coming out at the end of the summer! Kidnapped is the continuation of Janet and Sean’s story from the first book, stalked!
The cover is incredible, and I am delighted to be sharing it with you today! I am also working on different content to post on this page: book reviews, movie reviews, and more. If anyone has any ideas for a story they would like to see, head over to my Twitter @jvargovich70. Please leave me a tweet or a DM. I will be happy to have some ideas on what everyone would like to see.
Kate and Price Lewis had the perfect marriage—love, fulfilling careers, and a great apartment in the city. But when Price’s work takes him overseas and his plane goes down, their happily-ever-after goes down with it.
A year later, Kate is still trying to cope. She’s tied to her grief as tightly as she was bound to Price. When her sister-in-law coaxes her into an extended girls’ trip—three weeks on a remote Caribbean island—Kate agrees. At a villa as secluded as the island, they’re the only people in sight, until Kate sees a ghost walking toward them on the beach. Price is alive.
Their reunion is anything but picture perfect. Kate has been loyal to the husband she thought was dead, but she needs answers. What she gets instead is a cryptic proposal—go back home in three weeks, or disappear with Price…forever.
Emotions run high, passions burn bright, and Kate faces an impossible choice. Can Price win back his wife? Or will his secrets tear them apart?
Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times,USA Today, and international bestselling author of romance. Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband and three children, she refers to herself as a techie, whiskey-appreciator, and hopeless romantic. She has been featured on CBS This Morning, The Today Show, the New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Publishers Weekly, and The Examiner. When she isn’t living in the fantasy world of her characters, she can usually be found at:
#1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her family. Helen loves to hear from readers.
I know it’s been a long time since I used this blog. Life has a way to get in the way and I had fallen out of touch with reading and even writing books… I am hoping to change that since Covid-19 I have lost my job been dealing with family issues and even lost all desire to write.
I am hoping to rectify that with this post and find my way in the writing world again… I am almost done with Kidnapped its been almost done now for 3 years I cannot find the desire to finish the book…
I am still here and I am still trying to find my way again… I know things in the world haven’t been easy as of late but I think we all can find out way!!
Winning has always come naturally for stud ice hockey defenseman Gus “the Bus” Persson. On the ice or off, he’s never had any trouble scoring, racking up goals—and girls. As the best player in his rookie class and the number-one draft pick of the Malibu Suns, he’s taking his game to the next level and is justifiably full of swagger.
So why does one of the Suns’ ice girls treat him like he’s invisible?
Bo St. James doesn’t have time for rookie hotshots who think their gloves don’t stink. She knows them, she works with them, she trains them. It doesn’t matter that Gus Persson is the hottest newbie she’s ever seen. She knows his type. She’s got big plans of her own, and she’s not going to let some cocky rich kid athlete keep her from her goals.
But there’s a chemistry between them they cannot deny. A lust that burns so hot, it threatens to melt the very ice on which they make their livings. The game has changed for both of them. Together, can these two play to win?
This book has everything i love romance and Hockey. I am an avid hockey fan and this book brought me into a romance with a hockey player. Gus is a great character and he is everything a woman would want in a man. The woman in the book is also a great character she is an ice girl and she want nothing to do with any hockey player because she has plans of her own. But when these two get together the ice will melt and they will not be able to resist each other. This book is right up there with the Misadventures books. If you love hockey and romance and the misadventures book then this is a book that everyone should be reading.
Meet The Author
My name is Toni Aleo, and I’m a #PredHead, #sherrio, #potterhead, and part of the #familybusiness!
I am also a wife to my amazing husband, mother of a gamer and a gymnast, and also a fur momma to Gaston el Papillion.
While my beautiful and amazing Shea Weber has been traded from my Predators, I’m still a huge fan. But when I’m not cheering for him, I’m hollering for the whole Nashville Predators since I’ll never give my heart to one player again.
When I’m not in the gym getting swole, I’m usually writing, trying to make my dreams a reality, or being a taxi for my kids.
I’m obsessed with Harry Potter, Supernatural, Disney, and anything that sparkles! I’m pretty sure I was Belle in a past life, and if I could be on any show, it would be Supernatural so I could hunt with Sam and Dean.
***MISADVENTURES ARE STANDALONE ROMANCES THAT CAN BE READ IN ANY ORDER***
Blake Monroe hasn’t had the easiest life, but she’s never been one to dwell on her misfortunes, preferring to see the world as a place where you get what you give.
Having had an especially troubling childhood, Blake’s aware she doesn’t exactly fit the definition of “normal.” Her lack of filter, dry sense of humor, and uncanny ability to read people make her rather unique—and difficult to live with. When her latest roommate has had enough of her antics, Blake decides living with a man might suit her better.
Gavin Gibson’s a dreamer whose artsy aspirations don’t meet the high expectations of his wealthy family. Cast off and cut off, Gavin needs a place to live. When he’s invited to share Blake’s quaint apartment, he cannot pass it up. With a knack for spotting the good in others, Gavin can see past Blake’s quirks—and neither of them can ignore their sexual chemistry.
As sparks fly, their genuine affection for each other grows, and Gavin begins to break down Blake’s defenses. But can Blake open up to reveal the damage she’s worked so hard to conceal?
This book is part of the Misadventure series by a bunch of great authors. Any of the book in this series can be read in any order since they are all stand-alone. Misadventures with my Roommate is by far one of the best one’s. It has a wonderful story wrapped around steamy sexual chemistry between the two main characters Blake and Gavin. Not to give too much away from the book the fun starts when Gavin needs a place to stay and Blake is more than happy to give him a place to stay. The chemistry between the two is dripping off the pages. I loved the way the book is laid out and tells the story of Blake and her troubling childhood. This is a book right up there with the Misadventures quality and is a must read especially if you have read the others in this series this one will not disappoint in any way.
Meet the Author
Elizabeth Hayley is actually “Elizabeth” and “Hayley,” two friends who love reading romance novels to obsessive levels. This mutual love prompted them to put their English degrees to good use by penning their own. The product is Pieces of Perfect, their debut novel. They learned a ton about one another through the process, like how they clearly share a brain and have a persistent need to text each other constantly (much to their husbands’ chagrin).
“Elizabeth” lives with her husband, daughter, and nutjob of a dog. “Hayley” lives with her husband, son, and her own crazy dog. Thankfully, their children are still too young to read.
Elizabeth Hayley’s writing motto is best captured by the words of Patrick Dennis: “I always start with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind.”
The KC Kidnapper is still terrorizing the Kansas City area. Mere months ago, he was an amateur, but he’s quickly learned how to feed his insatiable appetite for pain. And runners are still on the menu.
It’s Violet Moretti’s job to report each abduction on the morning news. She can’t escape the details; they consume her thoughts and haunt her dreams. The obsession is causing her life to crumble.
Detective Dean Kelly has been on the case since the first runner went missing, and he won’t sleep until he has the Kidnapper in cuffs. Even in the midst of this chaos, Violet and Dean have found friendship, bound together by the ordeal. Can Dean help her keep it together and smiling for the camera each morning?
Aubreylives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband, daughter andhouseful of pets. After receiving her MBA in Accounting, she moved toChicago and worked for Morton’s, the Steakhouse as a Cost Accountant.
Aubreydidn’t publish her first book until she was forty years old. With agreat-uncle as a successful author, the industry was always part of herlife growing up. She loved release dates and signed first-edition. Shewas able to be an extra in the movie, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, adapted fromher great-uncles two books, Mr. Bridge and Mrs. Bridge. It wasthe desire to stay home with her daughter once she was in grade schoolthat gave Aubrey the courage to take a leap and start writing her firstbook, Love on the Malecon.
Aubrey loves writing contemporary romance novels, novellas and romantic suspense. Digger into her darker side, her current Duology is far more suspense and thriller. Now that she’s a published author, she can’t imaginedoing anything else.
***MISADVENTURES ARE STANDALONE ROMANCES THAT CAN BE READ IN ANY ORDER***
Straitlaced freshman Zooey Cartwright has arrived at UCLA determined to have a heck of a lot more fun in college than she did in high school. What’s the first item on Zooey’s agenda before classes start in two days? Losing her pesky V card. She’s definitely not looking for a boyfriend, so where can Zooey find the right guy to do the deed and move along without a backward glance?
At a party thrown by a bunch of football players, of course. Enter Tyler Caldwell. A beast on the field and off, cocky as heck, and often wearing T-shirts with sayings like “God’s Gift to Womankind,” Tyler is most definitely not boyfriend material. After a make-out session with Tyler leaves Zooey entirely unsatisfied, she is determined never to see him again. But her schedule lands her in not one but two of his classes, and it doesn’t take long before Tyler and Zooey have reached an arrangement for Tyler to teach Zooey exactly what she wants to know―and a whole lot more she never bargained for. Can Zooey surrender her body to this bad boy without giving him her heart, too?
Jacquelyn Vargovich Review What can I say about this book without giving away major spoilers to the out come of this wonderful novel by Lauren Rowe. First, this book had me hooked after she went to college. Although, this book starts out way differently than any other of the Misadventure books it was one I truly enjoyed and would recommend to everyone who loves romance. Jake is my new book boyfriend. Lauren Rowe did a wonderful job keeping me guessing on the relationship between Jake and Zooey which I have to say is really steamy. There is even some interesting dialogue within the book that is just great writing.
Meet the Author
Lauren Rowe is the pen name of the USA Today, Amazon #1, and international #1 best-selling author of The Club Series and more. She’s a performer, audio book narrator, award-winning songwriter and media host/personality who decided to unleash her alter ego to write The Club Series to ensure she didn’t hold back or self-censor in writing the story. Lauren Rowe lives in San Diego, California where she lives with her family, sings with her band, hosts a show, and writes at all hours of the night.
T-Bomb, Tait Bommer’s call-sign, has never described him more accurately. A loose cannon with a penchant for pissing people off, he’s now responsible for a major screw-up during the First Special Forces Group’s most recent mission. His mess has earned him two weeks of mandated R&R on the shores of Kauai, where the ultimatum is clear—straighten up and fly right, or don’t return to active duty. But he’s such a train wreck that even his best friend, Kellan Rush, isn’t happy about having to pull babysitting duty.
When their “vacation” is interrupted by a stranger bearing nothing but a glare, a Bowie knife, and a lot of curves in a tiny bikini, they wonder if the trip hasn’t been hijacked by island spirits. Surely they’ve found a goddess in this dark-haired beauty who not only sees their emotional scars but opens their spirits by exposing her own soul.
“Therapy” takes on new meaning when illicit desires become explosive passion…and their goddess’s sweet submission. Neither man wants to leave the island paradise, a torment that’s intensified when an old adversary threatens to steal their goddess—and rip their friendship apart.
Will Tait and Kellan let jealousy triumph? Or will they unite as brothers at arms for the most important mission of their lives in the name of the greatest cause of all—saving the woman they love?
They could run from everything…except each other.
Grounded by fog, Zoe Chestain is stuck in an airport bar with the choice of spending the night with her two drunk roommates or one dark and delicious stranger. The Vegas show dancer decides to live dangerously and succumbs to a night of the stranger’s dominant passion. But her cloud of sensual bliss is blown apart when she and her friends are taken hostage during the next morning’s plane hijacking. Zoe’s horror deepens when her kidnapper reveals himself as her partner from the night before.
Shay Bommer is one of the army’s best. A Special Forces soldier following the footsteps of his brother, he’s aware of the risks of infiltration with the enemy. But going deep undercover on this mission with one of the CIA’s most sought-after criminals has cost him dearly. He’s lost the trust of the most breathtaking submissive he’s ever had in his arms, the camaraderie of his unit, and the esteem of his brother. But he’s on a quest to rescue a priceless treasure—his mother.
Zoe’s danced to some crazy songs in her time, but no amount of wild choreography has prepared her for the adventure with Shay—or the return to his bed that means surrendering more than just her body. As they run from the bad guys, the good guys, and everyone in between, she learns about the man behind the masks, and the Dominant for whom she’s always longed. But staying with him means dying with him. The heat is on. Can Shay and Zoe’s love survive the flames?
Dan Colton was once the CIA’s golden boy—a get-things-done cowboy who believed it was better to beg forgiveness than to ask permission. But performing the devil’s work was easier when he had the face of an angel—a damn good asset to have whether he was charming agency superiors…or training submissives in his dark dungeon role-plays. But that face was taken away, disfigured in a fire during an act of bravery.
Tess Lesange, known around the CIA’s Vegas office as “The Laser,” has only one Achilles’ heel—the brooding agent who once wouldn’t give her the time of day. Since Dan Colton’s accident, they’ve become friends, even trusting each other with some of their kinkier secrets. What are friends for, right?
Still seeking the submissive dream, Tess takes matters into her own hands and journeys in disguise to one of the desert’s most elicit kink clubs. When the Dominant she meets is beneath a mask and wielding a familiar voice, she wonders if karma has conspired to fulfill her deepest fantasies…and how high a price she’ll have to pay for it to come true. Is she willing to sacrifice the friendship she’s built with Dan for one unforgettable night in his dungeon?
USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne has written for four publishing houses, and is also independently published. She loves to focus on high heat romance with emotional twists. She has numerous book series to her credit, including the Honor Bound series, the Suited for Sin series, the Cimarron Saga, the Temptation Court series, and the Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue).
Angel is thrilled to be an author for the bestselling Misadventures series, and looks forward to the launch of the Bolt Saga, featuring her super hero Reece Richards, launching in Summer 2018. Angel lives in Southern California with her soul mate husband and beautiful cosplaying daughter. As an “anime family”, they enjoy attending pop culture cons together.
Even with all of Gia Ruiz’s success professionally, a divorce has left her alone with nobody to share her triumphs and successes with.
Eager to get back in the game, she joins The Agency, a discreet and exclusive matchmaking service that can hook her up with the high-powered, gorgeous executive man she craves.
Dane Westbrook is the most seductive and tempting of all the men that The Agency offers. His piercing eyes, smoldering good looks, and enigmatic personality captivate Gia, and Dane is equally interested in Gia.
Despite the sparks that fly between the two, Dane is reluctant to reveal all his cards, and Gia quickly discovers that what should have been a hot, super-charged tryst has turned into a dangerous game; one where the rulebook doesn’t exist, and nothing is quite as it seems.
An innocent mistake soon plunges Gia right into the middle of secrets she was never meant to discover. Can Gia recover in time, or will she stand to lose everything she has worked so hard for?
Indiscreet is the first of two books from Dark Affairs in The Agency, a duet packed with highly-erotic scenes, intrigue, and the darker side of desire.
Amélie S. Duncan writes contemporary, erotic romances. Her inspiration comes from many sources including her life experiences and travels. She lives on the West Coast of the United States with her husband.
Janet’s attention is diverted outside, her mind defiant as circumstances beyond her control take over her life. Janet blows out a ragged breath, relatively desire wrapped up in a cozy quilt. Recumbent in a king-sized bed linger from the domain. Janet’s heart is failing as if invisible hands grip from within. Janet’s chest is heavy; her spirit suffers in agony. Her outside appearance is flawless, not a hair out of place. The inner battle which has scarred her soul rages too deep her to overcome overwhelming feelings. The flames refusing to extinguish so she can move on and live a normal life. What exactly is a normal life?
Spring has taken over the world a time of renew. The pain and agony associated with fall washes away with the newness of spring. Spring is a time of rebirth of renew, an unfair advantage of her inner turmoil. Trees outside grow buds awakening for the warm weather. Unknown to nature her life is stuck of fall and winter the dark dead world consumes her every thought. Her every desire. It had been the end of winter when she awoke to learn a year of her life had been ripped away from her. Time, she will never get back. Time Gary Anderson stole from her. How can she move on if every thought is overwhelmed in her lying on a hospital bed on the brink of dying? Her heart had stopped twice in that year, the doctors fought to keep her alive and all she can think about is they should have left her die.
That had been a year ago, she woken in the hospital with Sean by her side. A year staring at the knife marks upon her body. Disgusted by the sheer view of everlasting markings. Raw chasms of puckered flesh, paler than the rest of her skin. A permanent reminder of her failings to triumph over the malicious wrath named Gary Anderson.
She modestly agreed to see a psychiatrist only to satisfy Sean. Sean O’Malley has been the only constant in her once thriving life. Her lifeline to keep her from drowning in a sea of despair. Her life would be meaningless without his embrace. Even though she has been ignoring him in recent months he means the world to her. Life would be meaningless without his embrace; a sheer comfort to her damaged soul. Gazing out the window as she is lost in her own thoughts a bird appears in the budding tree outside. Carrying in his beak grass and what appears to be a red ribbon. Building a new nest in the crook of an massive oak tree she works obsessively. Easy for the world to continue turning as she is stuck in one place of her personal hell.
“Janet?” Dr. Masson peers over her bifocals condemnation in her voice. The quiet is deafening.
“Janet,” the Doctor tries again determination in her voice. “You haven’t been talkative today. We only have thirty minutes left in our session. Is this all you are going to do today?”
Ignoring the Doctor Janet sits still and stews. She runs her hand through her long brown hair and shakes her head. Janet continues watching the mother bird preparing the nest. The bird not having a care in the world moves sticks and muck to hold it together. The piece of ribbon entwined into the delicate workings of grass and sticks. Only if life was that simple.
Watching the bird ramble on her daily chores to get ready to build a family. Janet is reminded of her exhausting motion to get out of bed in the morning. For a year she had been living a lie. Letting Sean believe she is healing in her heart and mind. Her body long had since healed. This is why she is sitting on the black worn sofa in a shrinks office. Basically forced by her loving man to come and talk it out. She is not ready to delve into the inner workings of why she cannot move forward.
Of course, she cannot blame Sean for forcing her to come to terms with her predicament. He has been neglected by her. This she knows. She cannot feel sorry for putting her life on hold to grip what has happened to her. Two years has passed since that fateful night. She still dreams about that night, if Sean would have been a few minutes later she would be six feet under and not be going through this right now. How she wishes he never saved her.
Janet takes no joy in life anymore. She tries to focus her thoughts and a pain shoots through her skull. A headache begins as it always does. radiating from one side of her forehead to the other. Janet lifts her hands up to her brow and massages the pain away. This is the physical pain she makes happen to snap her thoughts back to normal. If she lets them continue she will think about ending it all again. Something she has tried and failed and no one know about except her.
Where to begin? Janet moves her head downward and barely recognizes the hands holding onto her knees. She barely perceives that these hands are hers, the defensive scars stand out. A constant reminder she tried like hell to survive and fought Gary Anderson to survive. Only if she had to do it all again she wouldn’t have fought so hard to survive. She would have let him finish what he started.
“I don’t know where to start,” Her voice not more than a whisper and one she barely recognizes as her own.
The Doctor moves her eyes to the sofa, “We need to establish the foundation pertaining to your issue.”
Janet scoffs, “The issue is apparent,” Janet lowers her head in defeat. Knowing she needs to open the part of her life she struggles daily to forget. Her breath hitching in her throat as she searches for the correct verse. “It all started when I met Gary Anderson three years ago, at a birthday party…”
The precise creation of this ambulatory nightmarish reality. The beginning. The Beginning of what though?