All I Am (This Man #3.5)
by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Publication Date: June 18th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
All I Am, an all-new story in the This Man Series from Jodi Ellen Malpas is available now!!
A new novella featuring Drew from the #1 New York Times bestselling This Man trilogy!
I’ve been revisiting a few old friends. You remember Drew? The dark, mysterious pal of Jesse’s? The cool guy, who kept himself to himself? Yes, him! It’s time for Drew to shine in a brand-spanking-new THIS MAN Novella coming June 18th! I can’t tell you how much fun I’ve had going back to my roots, and I just know you’re gonna LOVE Mr Davies. I hope a little something while you’re waiting for THE FORBIDDEN (Aug 8th) will put a smile on your face as wide as mine ☺
I thought I had control. I was so, so wrong . . .
I don’t need a relationship.
I have Hux, a decadent club where I quench whatever raw desire I choose. I take pleasure and I give it—no strings attached. So when Raya Rivers comes in asking for someone cold, emotionless, and filthy . . . well, no man ever takes his wicked pleasure quite the way I do.
Only Raya is different. Vulnerable. And carrying some deep sorrow that gets past all my carefully constructed walls and inexplicably makes me care. Now craving controls me. Ice has given way to red-hot need.
But Raya has no idea about my other life—my real life. That I’m a daddy to an adorable little girl.
My two worlds are about to collide with the force of a supernova. And once Raya knows the truth, will she be able to accept all I am?
‘What do you want, Raya?’
She steps toward me tentatively, as if she’s questioning what she’s doing. And when she reaches me, her chest pressed to mine, she gazes up at me. ‘I don’t know.’ Her eyes are wild and unsure. ‘But I know that every time we’re close, something powerful takes over. And you’re trying hard to fight it. You’re warm and cold. What are you scared of?’
‘You.’ My mouth is on her before I can think better of it, and I’ve lifted her from her feet before my tongue breaches the seam on her lips. We should talk, but this is the only thing I know what to say right now, and when her arms circle my shoulders, her mouth opening up, inviting me in, I know she’s okay with it. I know she gets it.
With one arm around her waist holding her to me and one secured on the nape of her neck, I walk to my office, my kiss deep, my blood racing, my heart bouncing off my ribcage. I set her on her feet and take the hem of her dress, pulling it up over her head, losing her lips for just a second in the process. She wrenches my shirt open, scattering buttons in the process, her hands immediately finding my skin beneath. My forward steps encourages her backwards, our kiss deepening as she unfastens my trousers and I push her knickers down her thighs.
We’re all over the place, desperation getting the better of us, a mess of tongues, hands and bodies. I pull some strength from nowhere, seize her hands and break our kiss, breathing heavily. Her unsure brown eyes soon prompts me to start ridding myself of the rest of my clothes, all under her watchful gaze. Until I’m naked.
‘This wasn’t supposed to happen,’ she whispers.
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Jodi Ellen Malpas wrote her debut series, The This Man Trilogy, in secret, worried about what people might think if they knew what her imagination was capable of. She was shocked herself. But she finally found the courage to unleash her creative streak and self-published THIS MAN – the first book of the This Man Trilogy – in October 2012. She took a chance on the story with a hero who soon became one of modern day fictions most prolific alpha male characters. Jesse Ward – also affectionately known as The Lord of The Manor, sparked incredible reactions from women across the globe and catapulted Jodi into the world of women’s fiction.
Jodi went on to self-publish the second book in the trilogy, Beneath This Man in Jan 2013, just before Grand Central Publishing, part of the Hachette Book Group, picked up the popular trilogy and the unknown Jodi. The third book of the trilogy, This Man Confessed, took Jodi to the top of the bestsellers lists, earning her the proud title of #1 New York Times Bestselling Author. This Man has since been voted one of the top romance novels of all time.
With so much love, enthusiasm and a thirst for her words from her readers, Jodi suddenly wasn’t afraid of her imagination anymore. She went on to write The One Night Trilogy with the delectable and mysterious Miller Hart, and stole the hearts of her readers once again. Her first stand-alone novel, THE PROTECTOR, released in September 2016 and has since been nominated for a Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Award. Jodi’s next stand-alone novel. THE FORBIDDEN, is set for release in August 2017.
All seven of her published novels have hit the New York Times best sellers list – as well as the Sunday Times list and various international best seller lists. Her work is now published in over 24 languages across the world.
Jodi was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her two boys and a beagle. She is a self-professed daydreamer, a mojito addict, is famous for her obsession with Converse, and has a terrible weak spot for Alpha Males. Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters has become her passion – a passion she now shares with her devoted readers.
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There are three little words most guys don’t want to hear on the first date. Not those…I mean these… “knock me up.”
This single gal has had enough of the games, the BS and the endless chase. I know what I want most, and it’s not true love. It’s a bun in the oven, and I’m not afraid to hit up my sex-on-a-stick co-worker to do the job. Ryder is gorgeous, witty and charming — and he’s also a notorious commitment-phobe. That makes him the perfect candidate to make a deposit in the bank of me.
I won’t fall for him, he won’t fall for me, and there’s no way baby will make three.
There are four words every guy wants to hear on the first date — “your place or mine?”
When my hot-as-sin co-worker makes me a no-strings-attached offer that involves her place, my place, any place — as well as any position — I can’t refuse. Besides, I’ve got my own reasons to take her up on her deal even with her one BIG condition.
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Yanking open the door, I head inside. I stride to the small cafe where Ryder said he’d wait for me.
My chest falls. The man is known for punctuality. I scan the white bakery case and the five round iron tables, but he’s not here. When I spin around and survey the bookshelves, my heart nearly leaps from my chest.
He’s in the . . .
Oh my fucking God, he’s waiting for me in the . . .
I bring my hand to my mouth, and I want to run, to leap into his arms. When he sees me, his blue eyes twinkle with mischief.
I am a teapot about to whistle. I am a dog dancing before dinnertime.
He taps the shelves and holds up a book.
A pregnancy guide.
He’s ten feet from me. But I sprint anyway, and I grin like a fool. I stop two inches from him and clamp my hands on his broad shoulders. “Is that a yes?”
I tackle-hug him before he can say anything more. I knock the breath from him in an oomph as I rope my arms around his neck and crash into him.
“But I have one condition,” he says, embracing me back.
I’m crying tears of happiness, so I don’t care. “Anything. Name it.”
“You better hear it before you agree.”
The moment screeches to a halt. He’s going to want visitation rights. He’ll want lots of money. He’ll want summers, or weekends, or evenings out.
I unwrap myself from the warmth of his strong chest and swallow. “What’s your condition?”
“I thought it would be best to present it in the form of a column.”
“Top five list and everything.”
I groan inside. He has five conditions? Maybe my mother was right. Maybe asking for baby-mix from someone you know is a big mistake. Anonymous donors request nothing but greenbacks.
I steel myself as he fishes in the back pocket of his jeans. The paper is square, folded in quarters. He hands it to me. “Open it.”
I unfold it then read the headline out loud. “‘Top Five Positions for Getting a Woman Pregnant’?”
I blink and stare at him. The cogs turn slowly in my brain. I part my lips to speak.
He raises a hand to silence me. “Hear me out. You explained how it worked. The room, the cup, the magazines, the videos. The whacking off in a fucking public place. The cost. But most of all . . . the wait.
You’d have to wait for an appointment for me, for the testing, for the jerking off, then for your special date with the turkey baster.” He cups my cheek. His hand is big and warm. “What if we did it the old-fashioned way?”
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A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than eighty times, and she’s sold more than 2 million books. In June she’ll release THE KNOCKED UP PLAN, a standalone contemporary romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter
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We are excited to bring you the next cover from New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Authors Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland.
DEAR BRIDGET, I WANT YOU is the next standalone Contemporary Romance Novel from this sensational duo releasing on September 18, 2017!
Model: Philip Van den Hoogenband – Chadwick Models Melbourne
Photographer: Brian Jamie
Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs
I’m writing this letter because it’s highly doubtful I’ll ever garner the courage to say this to your face.
So, here goes.
We’re totally wrong for each other. You’re the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I’m just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.
But here’s the thing… for some bloody reason, I can’t stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways.
I want you.
The only reason I’m even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don’t believe it’s one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we’re joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke.
So, what’s the purpose of this note? I guess it’s a reminder that we’re adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it’s to let you know that I’m leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you’d like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime.
No questions asked.
Think about it.
Whatever you choose.
It’s doubtful I’ll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway.
**No Amazon ebook preorder. Will go live on Amazon on release day.
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list fifteen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island.
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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twelve languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.
Other books from Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward:
Other books from Vi Keeland:
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Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)
First Thing I See
Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)
http://www.amazon.com/Beat-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00ZOMUV12/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beat-vi-keeland/1121715501 https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/beat/id983959123 https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/beat-5
MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)
Worth the Fight
Worth the Chance
The Cole Series (2 book serial)
Belong to You
Made for You
Other books from Penelope Ward:
You ~ The Spring Rose Bay Series
Spring Rose Bay Series #1) (Revised edition)
strongest amongst many but it only takes one person to break you. Each year I
end it thinking a change is going to come. It had to come.
decided to pile some form of crap on my shoulders since the year I turned
eighteen. Loss, betrayal, fears – I have been through it all. Life can change
in an instance, ripping out your heart and soul and leaving you the shell of
the person you once were. A shell that simply cannot be fixed.
suffering from the loss of her mother and the betrayal of two men, Amelia
thought she was damaged for life. Ruled by anxieties and self-help remedies of
Tequila chasers with her best friend, Amelia settled into her new life at the
coast and a job she loved.
was until she found herself in the arms of a stranger. His generosity was
foreign to her; his ability to make her trust was overwhelming.
took a turn for the better, Amelia could see a future and a possibility of a
happy ending she so desperately craved.
everything changes in an instant, and how would she survive if it should come
crashing down around her.
towards the door and I feel a little triumphant that I’ve won this battle, only
it’s short lived. He slams it shut and thrusts me against it, our lips a breath
a part as he locks his eyes on mine and places his arms either side of my head
to cage me in. My body stiffens instantly. His voice is low. “Do you have any
idea how sexy you are when flustered? The way your neck turns every shade of
pink and your eyes dart everywhere.”
that make me flustered.”
eyes search over my face. “Do I intimidate you, Amelia?”
me?” I whisper in a rush.
seconds before he speaks. “I have rules too. First: I never lie. Giving you
wrong information about me and not telling you the whole truth are two
completely different things altogether. And second: I go out with who I want
regardless of who they are or where they work. You intrigue me, Amelia, there’s
something about you I want.”
want is a free pass to a woman’s panties,” I hiss. My mind is in spirals from
his words, and his proximity is too much. My own panties are most likely ruined
as my body fails me from loving every goddamn part of this. I’m craving his
lips to touch mine—to whisk me away from normality just like they did the first
offer right now, I’d rather have it to get to know you. I think you’d want that
too—to be freed from whatever lies behind those eyes.”
anything about me!” I snap. My legs quiver as my body fights hard against my
emotions. I’m clearly easier to read than I thought and if he knows of my want
for freedom, what else does my body language tell him?
to know the real Amelia Weston,” he murmurs as I swallow down the ball of tears
that’s on the verge of spilling.
luck. She fucked off a long time ago.”
You (The Spring Rose Bay Series #2)
bringing you down when you least expect it; it can leave you vulnerable and
lost, no matter your age.
inside a world filled with darkness and demons. Trapped by grief and solitude,
I’ve surrounded myself with work and privacy, thinking that’s all I’ve needed.
just have to find a way to prevent it from happening, because I don’t deserve
to share my world with another.
my mind is thinking right now because there’s a reason why I keep a wall
between my work and home life, but before I have chance to stop myself, I bend
down and pick up her bags.
pocket, I unlock my black Audi, opening the boot before placing her bags in.
“Get in the car.”
ask? You’re staying with me.”
doesn’t even look thankful. Instead her stance instantly reverts to that
confident blonde that’s never too far away as she stands with her hands on her
hips. “You treat me like shit, Andrew,” she says, eyes wide and full of fire.
“Our friends are getting married, for Christ sake, and you treat me like
absolute fucking shit!”
it, but it’s just too easy with her sometimes. I exhale, wanting to try and
make up for the way I’ve been. “Will you please just get in and let me help
considering she’s being so fucking awkward. “I’m sure you don’t, but you do need
a bed for the night and as much of an arsehole as you think I am, I’m not going
to see you out on the street when I have a spare room. Now get in the car before I make you walk.”
each other’s in a fixed stare. She’s protesting. The woman even has the nerve
to tap her foot. “Jesus, do you want me to drag you? Because I will. Now. Get.
In. The. Car!”
the vehicle like some stroppy teen that’s just had her phone taken off her,
getting in and slamming the door. I shake my head and exhale as I look up at
the stars wondering what the hell I’ve just let myself in for. “So, help me,
tugging it tight to make her gasp. “There, that wasn’t so difficult, was it?” I
say in a sarcastic tone that makes her brows rise.
infuriating woman I’ve ever met.”
has lived in South West England her entire life just on the edge of Dartmoor
where the moorland goes on for days. It’s beautiful, breath-taking and
occasionally rather wet.
is a dyslexic author and finds things challenging which often leads to banging
her head against the wall or searching for vodka.
loves anything creative, her college years were spent in the art room, she has
numerous qualifications in advanced nail art and as well as writing her passion
probably swears way more than she should and must be the only woman in history
to hate clothes shopping. I know, right?!
Born in Australia, Belle Brooks has always had a passion for books and creative writing. She loves exploring the different ways stories can be told through the use of text and in-depth characters. Since she was a child her strong talent and interest in creative writing was evident, explaining that her favourite class in school was English. Despite her love for all things books, she decided the world of advertising and marketing was where she could put her talents to use in the business realm, well that is until now. Belle enjoys creative writing and creating fictional stories that leave a valued message inside the pages.
Title: Fire in the Stars (Steel Souls, #2)
Author: Nikki Groom
Release Date: June 19, 2017
Genre: MC Romance
When Sadie Foster’s world collided with Ramsey Dalton, she never expected to find herself in the middle of a vicious war between two motorcycle clubs. Caught in a web of secrets and lies, Sadie begins to question everything about herself, and her life.
Ramsey is struggling to keep it together. With the conflict between the Steel Souls and The White Wolves coming to a head, Sadie’s life isn’t the only one at risk. Pulled in all directions, Ramsey is torn between his feelings for Sadie, and his ability to keep everyone he cares about safe from harm.
Uncovering a new reality at every turn, Ramsey and Sadie are pushed to their very limits and forced to evaluate everything they know to be true. But things are not always as they seem. And knowing who to trust can mean the difference between life and death.
There’s no denying the chemistry between them, and it seems their paths were always destined to cross. But is their connection strong enough to withstand the storm?
Because the reality is, there’s no war without passion, and no love without loss…
~ Review by Jordan ~
Wow what a book. So we were left on a pretty big cliffhanger in the first book Spark in the Ashes. If you haven’t read that go do it as this follows on.
This book starts right where we were left off and I have to admit I went in to this thinking I couldn’t remember anything as my memories awful and I’d read a lot of books since but it all came back to me through out. I really enjoyed Sadie and Ramsey in book 1 but I felt more of a connection with them in this one.
Without giving anything away at all as I know I easily could, I’ll say this book took me on some twists and turns, some I expected and some I definitely didn’t.
Nikki Groom kept me on the edge of my throughout this, the last book gave us plenty of action and drama but this one is on a whole different level.
I’m not sure if there are more books to come in this series, but I’d love for there to be so we could meet more of the Steel Souls MC.
~ Review by Lou ~
Ooooh, what a great book from Nikki Groom. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book, which left us on a HUGE cliff hanger, so was really pleased to dive back into this one, exactly where we left off. I was so excited to continue with Sadie and Ramsay’s story and what was going to happen next… I think I enjoyed this one even more.
I was worried I wouldn’t remember what had happened in the first book, but the author did a great job of adding subtle reminders, along with my own memory coming back to me as I read the book. I didn’t feel I missed anything.
With even more unexpected twists, surprises and suspense, this was yet another book which kept me on my toes throughout, no knowing what was going to be thrown at me, as a reader, next. The flow of the story worked perfectly, with great pace, lots of excitement, and of course plenty of hot scenes and brilliant chemistry between the characters.
All of the secondary characters play a huge part in this book, and of course namely JJ (Steel Souls Prez) and his Old-Lady Lia.
Some of the involvements of some of the characters, I had an inkling about. But even if you did ‘guess’ what may happen, Nikki Groom still manages to take it that one step further and add an extra element of surprise to the story. Some of the twists I DID NOT see coming.
There are some hints that this is definitely not the last we will be seeing of Sadie and Ram. I can’t say why, but a revelation at the end certainly keeps things open! Bring on more Steel Souls! Steel Souls Forever!!
Another great book in this series.
**** 4.5 STARS ****
About the Author
Nikki Groom is a hopeless romantic, lover of all things happily ever after and firm believer that love makes the world go around.
In her spare time, you will find Nikki laughing with her very treasured family, walking with her beloved dog in the hundred acre wood or curled up in a cosy corner with words and wine.
She lives in East Sussex with her husband and two children. Having turned her hand to many things over the years, Nikki is now proud to add ‘author’ to that list.
Having always been a dreamer, Nikki’s imagination stretches far and wide, which enables her to get lost in faraway places and imaginary people.