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Stubborn Love was the first contemporary romance I’d ever written. It’s a story about a girl who has been hurt so bad she simply can’t seem to get out of her own way to find happiness. You will want to shake her at times and at other times find yourself rooting for her. It’s hard not to see one piece or another of yourself in her, at least that’s what I found as I created her. The good, the bad, the ugly, she got it all in life. With so much bad it’s hard sometimes to accept the good when it comes along. The best thing? You can get Stubborn Love in e-book on any platform!
And now and excerpt…
Walking through the kitchen, I turned the doorknob slowly, my heart beginning to race. Pulling it open, my heart fluttered as I saw Colin Bennett standing there. His arm was perched above him on the doorframe, his head hanging down. He raised an eyebrow as he drank me in, one side of his mouth lifted into a sinister smile.
Damn it! Why did he have to look so damn sexy when he was being so dirty? I knew exactly what he was thinking as he was looking at me. He must have had plans; well, he was wearing a black button up shirt, only the top button undone, a lean cut charcoal gray blazer over it, hugging close to his body. My eyes moved down to his black slacks and vintage suede leather shoes. His hair was pushed back, a few wild strands hanging in his eyes. I felt an ache deep within me, which only made me want to slap him, even though I knew it wasn’t his fault I was starting to lose control of my body.
“What do you want?” I asked, turning and walking away, leaving the door hanging open. I knew if I looked at him standing there any longer I might lose it. Why did he have to look so good? I suppose the jerks always did.
“Damn,” he whispered softly, not moving from his perch. I couldn’t help but smile as I continued moving away from him. I was glad I had garnered that sort of reaction; at least the dress was doing its job. I just hoped it would do the same for William.
“Do you need something?” I asked looking over my shoulder, making sure he didn’t see his response pleased me.
Colin pulled his arm down, and following me into the apartment, he closed the door behind him. I grabbed my clutch from the couch and dropped the tube of lipstick in, turning and looking back at him for some sort of answer to my question. He was still staring at me intensely, like an animal that wanted to devour its prey.
“Christian told me to meet him here,” Colin explained at last.
“What? No, that can’t be right. Paige already left to meet up with him. They were going to some party, I think,” I enlightened him.
“I know, apparently it was lame. He called and told me to meet him here. We’re going to The Half King instead. I’d invite you, but it appears you already have a wild night planned for yourself.” He smiled mischievously, and I could tell exactly what he was insinuating.
“Well, they’re not here,” I replied, refusing to give his last comment any sort of acknowledgment. Time was ticking by quickly, and I wanted to get Colin out of the apartment before William showed up. The last thing I needed to explain was why he was at my place.
“So, ‘not-interested-in-dating-right-now,’ where are you going dressed up like that?” he inquired, making himself comfortable in the oversized chair near the window. I couldn’t believe he actually had the nerve to ask me that, and even worse, to throw my own words back up in my face. A week ago I had no intention of dating anyone. Hell, right now I had no intention of dating anyone. I wasn’t about to tell him I was horny and a hot guy asked me out so I caved. I thought I sounded like a slut for just thinking it.
“I don’t really think it’s any of your business where I’m going.” I nervously looked back at the door; I needed to figure out how to get him out.
“I suppose not, but I think it’s obvious by the way you look you’re going on a date. The question is, why lie to me about not wanting to date right now?” Colin pushed; the line of questioning was clearly a thrill for him.
“It’s dinner, not that big a deal.” I dismissed his statement, not allowing him to see how much he was getting under my skin.
“Well, you look amazing, Em,” Colin complimented in a deep and irresistible voice. I couldn’t stop staring at his beard—it always seemed to be kept at the perfect length of slight stubble. I was certain it was smooth enough to not irritate you when you kissed, but long enough to accentuate his strong jawline. Damn it Clementine! Quit thinking shit like that!
“Thanks. But like I said, they’re not here, so I guess you should head home and try calling him perhaps,” I urged, desperate for him to leave.
“I’m fine. I’ll just wait here for them… if you don’t mind. You can keep me company,” Colin replied, looking me up and down again.
“Actually—” I began, but then was interrupted.
“Oh, wait, I get it. You don’t want me here when your date gets here,” Colin said, clasping his fingers together, watching me intensely from the chair. “What is it? Is he ugly? No wait, he’s old… like really old, right?”
As soon as I started reading this book, I knew I wouldn’t be able to put it down. The prologue had me crying from the beginning. This story is made up about things that happen often and never really talked about. Some times life hits you hard at a young age but you have to not live in the past but move on. The main character, Emmie had a tragic beginning in her life but had a hard time excepting that she could move on when she found love again. Colin had a hard life to but when he found Emmie he quickly started to feel alive again. Once these two come together magic happens for both of them but one of their past comes back to hunt them. Do they find a way to over come what happened in the past? Read this book and you will find out if there is a happy ending. Loved this story and now on to the next one. Wendy Owens brought out a truly amazing storyline with this book.
I received a copy of this book for review. I have not even heard about this story until I received it. After reading this first story in this series, I fell in love with it. I am so glad to have found an new unique paranormal read. The paranormal story line is unlike any other one I have read. This author makes the characters all come to life and believable with many twist in the story. I really didn’t want to stop reading the story until I finished. Glad to have the next one already so I can see what else these characters get into. If you like new story lines in paranormal romance you will love this series.
Just when you couldn’t think a series could get better this second book, blew my mind. It left off, right where the last book ended. This story takes you to another world like no other. You never can figure out what will happen next and never could guess it if you tried. The twists that happens keep you entertained from the beginning to the end. Once you pick this series up, you have to continue reading until you are finished. This author has truly amazed me with this storyline. Can’t wait to start the next one in this series which is now. Glad the author recommended these books to me. Found an new favorite author.
This is the third book in this series. This author is amazing with the way she writes and keeps all the characters in this story straight. We have old characters and new ones in this book. Just when all is going good for the first time with the main characters, that is when everything turns in to a huge explosion in their lives. We get to see more of these characters grow more into themselves and not rely on others. This paranormal world keeps you on the edge of your seat and you will not be able to put it down until you are finish. At the end of this book, you think everything will workout but no, that is when we get a huge cliffhanger!!! Can’t wait until the next book in this series is out!!! Loved every minute reading these fantastic stories, just need more. With each new book in this series, they get better and more entertaining. Wonder what will happen next?
This is the fourth book in this amazing fantasy/paranormal series. Since the last book ended in a huge cliffhanger, I was glad this one starts were the last book left off. Livia is saved by Eamon but something isn’t right in her world. Everyone around her doesn’t remember their past or the things they once did with each other. Why would everything become wrong and not one person remembers the details like Livia did? Why does everyone seem to have moved one year ahead of Livia? Even Cassius has moved on with Rose. How could he do this and not still have feelings for Livia. In this world, Eamon has made their lives seem to be perfect but why does Livia feel like everything is wrong, somehow? Livia decides to figure out the truth to why everyone and everything is not right. What she finds out is something she never thought could be possible. When she does figure out a way to try to fix things, she finally learns what tricks that Eamon has been up to. The twist and turns in this story will keep you clued to this book until you find out all these answers and more. This has a perfect ending to this perfect series. I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review and I am truly grateful that I got to read this series. If I had not receive a copy from the author, I would not have found this incredible storyline. With each book, the story continues to grow and I have loved each and everyone. I loved the world that these books take you to and these characters are unique in every way. Congratulations to this author for creating this world! Everyone who loves fantasy/paranormal this is a must read for you.
A Contemporary Romance Novel by USA Today Bestselling Author Priscilla West
“What are you doing?” Jax struggled.
My heart breaking for him, I raised his bruised hand to my mouth and kissed it tenderly. “Burning away the past.”
Beaten, bruised, and broken, I made a desperate move that would change our lives forever.
Just when I thought the worst was behind us, cracks appeared, secrets surfaced, and lies unraveled.
With threats closing in from all sides and our very lives hanging in the balance, I was faced with the most difficult decision of my life.
Series: Chronicles of Steele #1
Release date: October 2014
Publisher: AltWit Press
Purchase: Amazon | B&N
Synopsis via Goodreads:
This is the complete Steampunk Fantasy novel – all four parts of the serial in one volume! Also includes bonus features found in the episodes.
Human life has value.
The poor living in the gutter is as valuable as the rich living in a manor.
The scoundrel is no less valuable than the saint.
Because of this, every life a reaper takes must be redeemed.
Raven has lived by this first tenet since she was trained by her father to become a reaper. But since his death, she’s been spending years redeeming the lives she’s taken. By her count, she’s even and it’s time for that life to end. If she settles down and becomes a wife, she might just feel human again. But on the way to the life she thinks she wants, the baron of New Haven asks her to complete a task which she cannot ignore… Just when Raven decides to give up on her life as an assassin, she’s pulled right back in.
This steampunk fantasy takes you on a journey with Raven Steele. She is a reaper who happens to decide to stop being a reaper but when her time comes to be done, she is thrown into another battle. She goes to her true love and to tell him she is finally ready to settle down but finds out, he didn’t wait on her. This devastates her. Maybe he wasn’t her true love after all and it wasn’t meant to be? She quickly gets a job caring for a young Duke to save his life from his father. He is sickly and his father wants him dead but his brother hires Raven for the job to keep him save. This job has it’s ups and down from the beginning and more difficult than Raven expected. The king sends his top guards out to find Raven and the young Duke. Along the way, we find out that there is more to this story than meets the eye. Never to trust anyone because they maybe the one who you trust the lest. Does Raven keep her young Duke Safe? What is the real twist in this story? Does Raven even find true love in the end? Will she always be a reaper? So many questions to be answered and I am so happy that I read this awesome story. Loved it!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
In simple language, Pauline Creeden creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long. Pauline is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy.
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