Authors in Bloom 2018 with S.J. Maylee #gardeningtips #romance

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Welcome to the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop!

Gardening is one of my favorite things. In fact, it even inspired my tagline.

Blooming Hot Romance.

Life can be harsh. <- There is some honesty. It’s definitely my truth. Over the years, I’ve looked to my garden for tranquility. But it can be such a big undertaking, so overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be. Below you’ll find links to my posts filled with tips from my first two years from the Authors in Bloom hop, including new tips for this year, and details on my giveaway and the grand prize. I hope you find something that makes your gardening life easier, less harsh, and enjoyable.

Keep reading for my gardening tips, my giveaway, AND how to enter for your chance to win the fab GRAND PRIZE!


S.J.’s Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors!

I’ve started seeds before, but over the years I’ve gotten a bit more committed. 🙂 Here’s a look at a few of the things I’ve collected, heating pad, mini and larger seed trays, mini and larger lids for those trays, peat moss plugs, and adjustable lighting.

Before I get started, I spend time reading about my seeds. I take notes on the blooming or harvesting stats. After subtracting from the day I want them to bloom, I determine the day I start my seeds. Just this past week, I started several sunflower seeds. I’ll be starting several more over the next couple months. This year, I’m attempting to have sunflowers blooming in my garden all summer long.

There are several seeds that I don’t start indoors. Carrots, peas, and cucumbers sprout quickly. After I prepare my garden in the spring, I place the seeds directly into the ground.

To start seeds indoors you’ll need to control a few things.

  • Heat : Seeds need warmth to sprout. Most homes are warm enough for the seeds, but this time of year, our home is a little cooler. A seed heating pad will lift the temp by about ten degrees.
  • Dirt : Most soil is a bit too heavy and, well, dirty. Lol. Yes, I did call most soil dirty. Seeds need a clean environment, free of disease and no competition for the attention of the important stuff like moisture, heat, and light. Sterile starting soil is the way to go. Peat moss also creates a lovely environment for seeds. It holds onto moisture, but not too much. It’s light and won’t stop the delicate roots from growing.
  • Container : The container is another area with lots of options. You certainly could put the soil in any small container. I’ve found peat moss plugs that fit perfectly into a seed starter tray. I have the smaller trays you see in the picture above, since I’m only starting a few seeds at the moment. Depending on how much growth you get, you may need to re-pot your seedlings before transitioning them outdoors. Here’s an extra tip: When transplanting, pull tiny plants up by the leaf, not the stem. The stem is delicate at this stage and easily damaged.
  • Moisture : Your seeds need water, but not too much. Your soil starter should be wet, but not dripping the day you put your seeds in place. Each day there after, you’ll want to ensure the soil is moist and the air has humidity. If you have a tray with a plastic lid, be sure to set this on your tray to hold in the moisture. You can be creative here, lots of lids will do, as long as light can get through. If your container has holes in the bottom and you have it sitting on a tray of some kind, put some water, not a lot, in that bottom tray. The starter soil can suck up the water as needed through the hole in the bottom of the container. The last thing you want is the seeds to dry out! Dry seeds do not sprout. Each day, check on the water in the tray as well as the soil. Add water as needed.
  • Light : Seeds don’t need light before they sprout, but as soon as they do, they’ll need light. Get ready! To ensure you don’t have leggy, bendy stems, you’ll want to supplement sunlight. A simple sunny windowsill is not sufficient for young plants. Don’t make your tender plants bend to find the light. If you want straight plants, get that light directly overhead. Florescent lights are perfect for this task, even better if you can position that light a few inches from your plant. As your plants grow, you’ll need to raise the light. I actually have a lid for the larger tray you see in the pictures that will accommodate my young plants once they’ve outgrown the shorter lid. By raising the roof and raising the light, you’ll be directly the plants straight up.
  • Notes: It will be some time until you can tell what’s what. Be sure to document what seeds you have where. I have popsicle sticks ready to stick in as soon as the lids come off. Also, take notes on your process, based on your results, you can get ideas of what to change for next year and what to do the same.

  • Hardening : Once your seedlings are growing strong, and the risk of frost has past, it will be time to transition them to growing outside. To start, take your plants outside for a few hours each day, in a protected (not windy) area, and bring them back inside at night. If you have a cold frame, that would be a perfect place to harden your plants. Each day, lengthen the amount of time you leave them outside and then at the end of a 7-day period, you can plant them in their final spot in your yard.

Hope these tips help!

Extra Tips:

General Gardening Tips – Authors in Bloom 2017

General Gardening Tips – Authors in Bloom 2016


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Here’s a look inside the newest release in my Assassins and Sweethearts Series:

Unexpected Destiny

Book Description:

Elizabeth Martin thought she already had her happily ever after, that is until her husband mysteriously disappeared. Aidan Clery is a skilled assassin for hire who wants nothing more than to find the love of his life. Fate throws Liz in his path and everything is perfect, except Aidan just won the contract on her life.

The truth surrounding Liz’s estranged husband takes the pair on a dangerous journey. Nothing in their lives will ever be the same. Destiny may be unexpected but it will be up to Aidan and Liz to discover the truth and claim their real happily ever after.

Excerpt:

Aidan turned off the faucet and caught the reflection of those gorgeous brown eyes in the mirror.

“Oops. Wrong door,” said his girl as she turned around.

“I can share.” He could handle the surveillance later. This woman deserved his attention.

She stopped and turned around. “Okay then.” She took a step toward him. “You know what? I should have asked for confirmation earlier.” Her gaze was full of mischief.

“You’re right. You should have asked.” He took a hold of her hand and pulled her close. “I sure would like to see that tiny scrap of lace.” And just like that his night got infinitely better.

She stopped her forward movement when their chests were a mere inch apart. A nice rosy blush heated her cheeks. He kept hold of her hand while her other played with the lapel of his dark leather jacket. “I can’t believe I’m doing this.”

“You need to get back to your friends?”

“Yes, but…” She licked her bottom lip. “Maybe I could stay here for a few minutes.”

“At least a few.” He tapped the bottom of her chin. “How about you start by telling me your name?”

“Liz.” Her gaze met his and he wanted time to stop. Something about the lonely look in her eyes called to him to not let her get away. She shifted closer. “Who are you?”

He pushed his finger over her waistband, rubbing her hipbone. “I’m Aidan.” He squeezed the hand he still held. Her soft body relaxed against his.

“I should probably go. I need to get my friends home.”

“I don’t think you should go anywhere.” He brushed his nose against hers.

A delicious moan slipped from her lips. “I don’t want to leave but I need to make sure they get home safely.”

“It’s nice of you to look out for them.” Damn, she smelled good. It was lilacs or roses or something.

“I’d rather stay here with you.” She leaned in and their lips almost met. “My friends are always right. I should have gone out with them months ago.”

“Stay a few more minutes.” He caressed over her hips to her round ass. Hot tension filled his thoughts. Forget a few more minutes, he’d take all night and then some to explore this beautiful woman.

“More.” She scraped her teeth over her bottom lip.

A second later, the door opened. “Lizzy, we got to go. Emily isn’t feeling well.”

She dropped her head to his shoulder and he wrapped his arms around her.

“Oh, I’m so sorry, Lizzy.” The woman held the door open. “You’re right. He is cute. Bring him with you. Emily won’t mind.”

“She’ll be right out,” he said. Once the friend left the bathroom, he brushed her hair behind her shoulders and stroked her back.

“I feel like I’m cursed.”

“You and me both, sweetheart.” He didn’t let her go.

“Well.” She looked up at him from under her long, dark lashes. “It’s not what I had in mind but would you help me with my friends?” The soft tone of her voice had him imagining how she’d purr if he made her come. “I think I might be the only one sober and they can be a bit much to wrangle into a cab. They live north in Edgewater and then we could do something, maybe go back to my place.” She worried her poor bottom lip once more.

“I’d like that.” He squeezed her ass. “Sure. I’ll help, Lizzy.” He tugged on her hair. Then he’d help himself to more of her.


WHERE YOU CAN FIND BOOKS BY S.J. MAYLEE:

Evernight Publishing | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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S.J. Maylee’s International Giveaway:

I’m giving away ALL the ebooks currently published in my Assassins and Sweethearts Series to one lucky commenter. To enter, leave a comment below with your favorite gardening tip and then click my >> Rafflecopter << for more chances to win.

GRAND PRIZE: We are giving away a Kindle Fire or Nook (winner’s choice) along with a 2nd prize of $25 gift card! Only those visitors who visit EACH and EVERY stop are eligible for the grand prize. So, keep hopping and comment at every stop. 😀


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Remember to take the time to smell the roses.

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Readers’ Choice Awards, a Sale, and Fabulous Reviews #giveaway #happynews

It’s been a crazy busy fall. So, when it snowed here on Saturday, I was in complete denial that winter is indeed coming. I hope you’re not as in shock as I am. ❤

Here’s something else that shocked me. You, my wonderful readers have nominated me in TWO categories in this year’s Evernight Readers’ Choice Awards.

Thank You!

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Voting is now open in the final round and ends on November 30th. Each voter will be entered to win a $50 gift card!

You’ll find me in the following categories. I’d love your vote!

 Best Evernight series – Assassins & Sweethearts by SJ Maylee

Best in Category: BDSM –  Unexpected Destiny by SJ Maylee

>> Click here to cast your vote! <<


This coming Friday, my self-published title, Common Grounds, will be on sale at All Romance eBooks. 25% off!
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reviewertoppick2I’ve had several new reviews come in lately. My very first release, Taking Chances, has received a 5-star TOP PICK at Night Owl Reviews. 😀 Squee!! I don’t have to tell you how much I love this story. It’s the first couple that took hold of my imagination and didn’t let go until I had it just right. I simply love it when others enjoy it as well.

“Lydia calls him Sir and the heat is on!”
“we get a wonderful story”
“I really like the fact I’m in on the first book of the series and I have the others to look forward to.” <- That’s right and I am working on Keller’s book now. Swoon!
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Desire Unexpected, the newest release in my Assassins and Sweethearts Series has a couple new reviews too!  😀 One of the readers also confirmed Desire Unexpected does read as a stand alone. <- All my stories do actually. So, start there if you want and I hope you’ll be convinced, as she has been, to read the other’s in the series too. ❤
“This was a fun, entertaining, and easy read and I plan to go back and purchase the books in this series that I do not have.”
“Great writing, mystery woven in very well and a romance that leaves a reader sighing with happiness.”
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NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN: Evernight Publishing Readers’ Choice Awards

Nominations end tomorrow.

Nominate your favorites and get a chance to win!

There are 31 categories. Lots of places to show the books and authors you loved this past year some love. ❤

Click here to enter your nominations!

Semi-finalists will be announced on Nov. 14th and you’ll have the chance to vote in the finals round Nov. 14 – 28.
Be sure to enter your name and email address at the end of the nomination form for your chance to WIN a $25 Evernight Gift Certificate!
 
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I’d love it if you’d consider nominating them.
Both Desire Protected and Unexpected Destiny are in my Assassins and Sweethearts Series.
 Click the links or covers for more information on each. Some of the categories you could consider nominating me for are:

Evernight Book of the Year

Favorite Evernight author

Best Evernight series

Best Evernight cover

Best in Category: Suspense, Erotic, Contemporary, BDSM

Thank you!

Mid Week Tease! “You’ve got it bad.” Unexpected Destiny #RomanticSuspense

click to see SJ's Mid Week TeasesHappy Hump Day!

Big THANK YOU to the super talented Angelica Dawson for keeping us going each week.

This is the third book in my Assassins and Sweethearts Series and it tells Aidan’s story.

I’ve gone back to the beginning. Let’s see what happens the moments before Liz propositions the man she’s just met. Oh boy. But that’s right. Liz’s girlfriends are helping her go after what she really needs.

Hope you enjoy this tease.


Liz covered her mouth. “Emily, you can’t say things like that right when I take a sip.”

“What?” Emily looked back and forth between Liz and Sherri and pushed the tulle from her eyes. “You can’t keep your eyes off him.”

“Emily’s right.” Sherri patted Liz’s hand. “You should go for it. He’s frickin’ hot.”

“He really is.” A weight lifted from Liz’s chest. It might be Emily’s bachelorette party but they all knew the real purpose for the evening. Liz needed to get laid. She’d had a hell of a year and, if she didn’t fight her way through it, she’d have nothing but shittier times ahead. She checked over her shoulder and found his stool empty. “Fuck. Where did he go?” She searched the bar.

“Relax, vixen. He went to the bathroom.” Sherri shook her head. “You’ve got it bad.”

“I do.” She rubbed her palms on her jeans. “My hands are sweating. What’s wrong with me? I feel like I’m in high school.” When he’d leaned in to answer her question, her gaze locked on his. Between his enticing blues eyes, the strong line of his jaw, and his alluring scent, she couldn’t think of anything else at the moment. “Gosh, I need this.”

“Go for it,” her girlfriends said together.

“What if this is a bad idea?” She licked her lips and turned to check on the bathroom.

“We’ve got a plan, remember?” Sherri said.

“That’s right.” Emily rubbed her hands together. “We’ve all got our parts down. We’ll help you question him. If he passes our tests, the security at your place will handle the rest. You’ve got this. Now, go get yourself a hot piece of ass.”

“I’m going to do this.” Liz stood and swung her purse over her shoulder. “I’m taking control of my life.”

“Yes, you are.” Sherri smacked the table.

Liz tucked her hair behind her ear and headed to the bathroom. She could do this. She could proposition a man.

“Shake what your momma gave you,” Emily hollered.

Liz stopped and checked on her girlfriends. They were both beaming at her. She shook her head and rolled her shoulders. Knowing they had her back had gotten her through the worst year of her life. At least Emily wasn’t going to have any problem pulling off her role as the drunken girlfriend.

She stopped at the door to the men’s bathroom and wiped her palms on her jeans. It was now or never. Shoving the door open, she stepped inside.


Book Description:

Elizabeth Martin thought she already had her happily ever after, that is until her husband mysteriously disappeared. Aidan Clery is a skilled assassin for hire who wants nothing more than to find the love of his life. Fate throws Liz in his path and everything is perfect, except Aidan just won the contract on her life.

The truth surrounding Liz’s estranged husband takes the pair on a dangerous journey. Nothing in their lives will ever be the same. Destiny may be unexpected but it will be up to Aidan and Liz to discover the truth and claim their real happily ever after.

Be Warned: light BDSM, bondage, anal play

click to add UNEXPECTED DESTINY to your want to read list

Where to find UNEXPECTED DESTINY

Amazon | Evernight | Barnes & Noble

Bookstrand | All Romance Ebooks

Kobo | iTunes | Smashwords

Print: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Thank you so much for visiting me. It means a lot that you took the time to visit my little place on the web. Be sure to check out all the Mid Week Teasers:

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Mid Week Tease! “You need to stay alive.” Unexpected Destiny #RomanticSuspense

click to see SJ's Mid Week TeasesHappy Hump Day!

Big THANK YOU to the super talented Angelica Dawson for keeping us going each week.

This is the third book in my Assassins and Sweethearts Series and it tells Aidan’s story.

I’ve skipped to a different point in the story. Aidan and Liz have just gotten word that the bad guys have found them.

Will Aidan’s cover be enough? Will he be able to stop them from killing her?

Hope you enjoy this tease.

❤ ❤ ❤


The second they were inside his apartment, his phone buzzed. “It’s a text from Sam.” He held the phone up for her.

They’re in the stairwell.

Cold dread washed over her. She couldn’t breathe. Couldn’t move.

“You need to get in my closet.” The solid even tone of his voice shook her from her panic.

“You want me to hide?”

“Yes, it’s right back here behind the bathroom.” He pulled her around the corner. A worn punching bag hung from the ceiling. “Get inside and don’t make a sound.” He opened the closet door. “I don’t care what you hear. Shut your eyes. I’ll come get you when it’s over. Do you hear me?”

“Okay.” Leaving it all to Aidan sounded like a good plan, but she hated getting separated from him and didn’t like him handling the thugs alone.

He grabbed her shoulders and squeezed. “You stay alive by not coming out.”

“Okay, I get it.” She caressed his cheek. “You too. Aidan, you need to stay alive.”

He hauled her close and claimed her mouth. His tongue brushed across her lower lip and then he pulled back. “Now get inside.”

She climbed in and he pushed the door closed. Between the slats she could see a sliver of the room and she watched him walk away. Her leg muscles were already cramping. A quick change in position allowed her to cross her legs. The different angle positioned her to see more of the room through the gaps. She didn’t want to get too close to the door though. Being seen wasn’t an option. She couldn’t have the wrong man spotting her. The last thing she wanted was to make it harder on Aidan.

Seconds ticked by and only silence greeted her. She couldn’t even hear Aidan in the room. An eerie suspicion that something was watching her had her squeezing her eyes shut. A sharp metallic tang drifted to her and her stomach rolled. As slow as she could, she took a shallow breath.

Then there was a knock on the door.

 


Book Description:

Elizabeth Martin thought she already had her happily ever after, that is until her husband mysteriously disappeared. Aidan Clery is a skilled assassin for hire who wants nothing more than to find the love of his life. Fate throws Liz in his path and everything is perfect, except Aidan just won the contract on her life.

The truth surrounding Liz’s estranged husband takes the pair on a dangerous journey. Nothing in their lives will ever be the same. Destiny may be unexpected but it will be up to Aidan and Liz to discover the truth and claim their real happily ever after.

Be Warned: light BDSM, bondage, anal play

click to add UNEXPECTED DESTINY to your want to read list

Where to find UNEXPECTED DESTINY

Amazon | Evernight | Barnes & Noble

Bookstrand | All Romance Ebooks

Kobo | iTunes | Smashwords

Print: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Thank you so much for visiting me. It means a lot that you took the time to visit my little place on the web. Be sure to check out all the Mid Week Teasers:

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Mid Week Tease! “It should have been true.” Unexpected Destiny #RomanticSuspense

click to see SJ's Mid Week TeasesHappy Hump Day!

Big THANK YOU to the super talented Angelica Dawson for keeping us going each week.

This is the third book in my Assassins and Sweethearts Series and it tells Aidan’s story.

I’ve skipped to a different point in the story. Aidan is helping Liz deal with the reality of her situation.

Enjoy.

❤ ❤ ❤


“They’d planned this from the beginning.” She hung her head. “I was just a means to an end. Happily ever after was never in the plan.”

“We really don’t know how Reese was involved.” He sat next to her.

“It was all a sham. Don’t you see?” She got up and walked to the window. “He swept me off my feet and I believed him. He took me to Italy and I bought that piece of paradise for us. I believed his lies.” She looked at him, tears filling her eyes. He wished he could wipe it all away, make all her pain disappear.

“You had no reason not to believe him. You’re a beautiful woman worth loving. It should have been true.” He wanted to pick her up and cradle her in his arms, but he knew it wasn’t what she needed. Her strength, even now with her world crumbling around her, was on full display.

 


Book Description:

Elizabeth Martin thought she already had her happily ever after, that is until her husband mysteriously disappeared. Aidan Clery is a skilled assassin for hire who wants nothing more than to find the love of his life. Fate throws Liz in his path and everything is perfect, except Aidan just won the contract on her life.

The truth surrounding Liz’s estranged husband takes the pair on a dangerous journey. Nothing in their lives will ever be the same. Destiny may be unexpected but it will be up to Aidan and Liz to discover the truth and claim their real happily ever after.

Be Warned: light BDSM, bondage, anal play

click to add UNEXPECTED DESTINY to your want to read list

Where to find UNEXPECTED DESTINY

Amazon | Evernight | Barnes & Noble

Bookstrand | All Romance Ebooks

Kobo | iTunes | Smashwords

Print: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Thank you so much for visiting me. It means a lot that you took the time to visit my little place on the web. Be sure to check out all the Mid Week Teasers:

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Mid Week Tease! “Pick a door.” Unexpected Destiny #RomanticSuspense

click to see SJ's Mid Week TeasesHappy Hump Day!

Big THANK YOU to the super talented Angelica Dawson for keeping us going each week.

Unexpected Destiny is now available at Kobo. 😀

This is the third book in my Assassins and Sweethearts Series and it tells Aidan’s story.

I’ve skipped to a different point in the story. What Liz doesn’t know about Aidan is slowly eating her alive and she’s just learned about another woman in his life.

In this snippet, the assassins have finished a meeting concerning Liz’s situation and now an interrogation needs to take place. Aidan has pulled Liz into their back room where only his brother Gavin remains.

Enjoy.

❤ ❤ ❤


She stepped through the doorway to find Aidan and Gavin watching each other. “Everything okay?”

“We’re fine,” Aidan said.

“What’s back here?” A round table sat in the middle of the space. “The room seems like it’s bigger from the outside.”

“The space is split in two. You should show her the other room, Aidan.”

“I think it’s time for you to go.” He pushed his brother out into the restaurant. “We’ll travel on our own from now on.”

“Call me after you go through her place.”

“Fine. Out.” Aidan closed the door behind Gavin.

“Was that Clair woman in here?” Liz crossed her arms over her chest.

“She’s just a colleague. No one you need to be concerned about.”

She turned from him and took a deep breath. “Sorry.” She couldn’t remember the last time she’d felt the ugly pangs of jealousy, but the unreasonable emotion was coursing through her veins.

“Pick a door.” His cold tone rattled her nerves.

She took in his stern expression and examined her options. “Okay.” There were two at the back of the room. The one on the left appeared to be an exterior door. She took the one on the right. “I’m not sure why I’m picking, but let’s see what’s in here.”

The room opened to a small sink, a set of lockers, and a bench. Then she noticed the rings secured to different positions on the wall. She turned around and caught sight of a different looking bench in the opposite corner and a large wooden cross she thought was called a St. Andrew’s Cross.

“What is this room?” She hoped it was simply a private dungeon for dominance and submission. That was something she could understand, something she craved, but she suspected it was used for other purposes too.

“We use it for various things.” What little noise she could hear from the restaurant snuffed out when he closed the door behind him. He stalked toward her with his dark gaze daring her to escape.

“Have you brought Clair back here?”

“She has nothing to do with this.”

“I don’t believe you.”

“Gavin shouldn’t have mentioned her.” He shook his head.

“What do you intend to use it for tonight?” She shifted back a couple steps until her back hit the wall. A gasp pushed past her lips.

 


Book Description:

Elizabeth Martin thought she already had her happily ever after, that is until her husband mysteriously disappeared. Aidan Clery is a skilled assassin for hire who wants nothing more than to find the love of his life. Fate throws Liz in his path and everything is perfect, except Aidan just won the contract on her life.

The truth surrounding Liz’s estranged husband takes the pair on a dangerous journey. Nothing in their lives will ever be the same. Destiny may be unexpected but it will be up to Aidan and Liz to discover the truth and claim their real happily ever after.

Be Warned: light BDSM, bondage, anal play

click to add UNEXPECTED DESTINY to your want to read list

Where to find UNEXPECTED DESTINY

Amazon | Evernight | Barnes & Noble

Bookstrand | All Romance Ebooks

Kobo | iTunes | Smashwords

Print: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Thank you so much for visiting me. It means a lot that you took the time to visit my little place on the web. Be sure to check out all the Mid Week Teasers:

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Mid Week Tease! “I could never hurt you.” Unexpected Destiny #RomanticSuspense

click to see SJ's Mid Week TeasesHappy Hump Day!

Big THANK YOU to Angelica Dawson for keeping us going each week.

Unexpected Destiny is now available at iTunes and in print at Amazon and Barnes and Noble! 😀

This is the third book in my Assassins and Sweethearts Series and it tells Aidan’s story.

I’ve skipped to a different point in the story. Liz has a large reason to be angry and scared of Aidan, but it contradicts everything she knows about him to be true.

Enjoy.

❤ ❤ ❤


“I could never hurt you.” He eliminated the space between them.

She swung for his face, but he blocked it. Then he seized the top edge of the blanket and pulled. She stumbled into him and he wrapped his arms around her. “Let me go.” She stomped on his foot and he released her. She made it back to the front door before he grabbed her again.

When she struggled against him, he pressed her into the door. His strength was unwavering. She desperately wanted to go back ten minutes, back to her blissful morning. Her body hadn’t forgotten how deep Aidan had gotten into her. Her deliciously sore pussy wanted him. It seemed treacherous, but with his body pressing against her, she filled with need.

“Damn you, Aidan. Let me go,” she cried out.

 


Book Description:

Elizabeth Martin thought she already had her happily ever after, that is until her husband mysteriously disappeared. Aidan Clery is a skilled assassin for hire who wants nothing more than to find the love of his life. Fate throws Liz in his path and everything is perfect, except Aidan just won the contract on her life.

The truth surrounding Liz’s estranged husband takes the pair on a dangerous journey. Nothing in their lives will ever be the same. Destiny may be unexpected but it will be up to Aidan and Liz to discover the truth and claim their real happily ever after.

Be Warned: light BDSM, bondage, anal play

click to add UNEXPECTED DESTINY to your want to read list

Where to find UNEXPECTED DESTINY

Amazon | Evernight | Barnes & Noble

Bookstrand | All Romance Ebooks

iTunes | Smashwords

Print: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Thank you so much for visiting me. It means a lot that you took the time to visit my little place on the web. Be sure to check out all the Mid Week Teasers:

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My Sexy Saturday “I should give you control of the stick.” Unexpected Destiny #RomanticSuspense

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Hello! Welcome back to My Sexy Saturday. Today, I’m sharing from my new release, Unexpected Destiny. 😀

This comes from the middle of their first night out. They’re playing pool and Aidan’s offered to give her some tips.

Hope you enjoy these 7 sexy paragraphs. 


“Come around here and stand in front of me.” Aidan stepped back.

She squeezed in between him and the table.

“Press your hips back to mine.”

“Yes, sir.” She pushed out her ass and lowered over the table. His body met hers and a flush rushed through her.

“That’s it. It’s important to first consider your alignment.” He wrapped his fingers around her ribs and pulled. “Now, you’re positioned over your arm and you’ll perceive your aim correctly. Keep your grip relaxed, the cue stick nice and even, and don’t lower your elbow.”

“Lots to remember.” Her thoughts had gone all foggy. Remembering to keep anything balanced seemed like a lost cause. All she could think about was Aidan claiming her right on the table. She pumped the cue through her fingers. “Maybe I should give you control of the stick.”

“Can we get out of here already?” he whispered in her ear.


Unexpected Destiny by S.J. Maylee 400x600Book Description:

Elizabeth Martin thought she had her happily ever after, until her husband mysteriously disappeared. Aidan Clery is a skilled assassin-for-hire who wants nothing more than to find the love of his life. Fate throws Liz in his path and everything is perfect, except Aidan just won the contract on her life.

The truth surrounding Liz’s estranged husband takes the pair on a dangerous journey. Nothing in their lives will ever be the same. Destiny may be unexpected but it will be up to Aidan and Liz to discover the truth and claim their real happily ever after.

Be Warned: light BDSM, bondage, anal play

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Where you can find UNEXPECTED DESTINY

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Mid Week Tease! “I love how that feels.” Unexpected Destiny #RomanticSuspense

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Unexpected Destiny released last week! 😀

This is the third book in my Assassins and Sweethearts Series and it tells Aidan’s story.

This week, I’m continuing from last week. Do you remember how we left Elizabeth? Well, naked as the day she was born. It’s steamy tease. Enjoy!

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She turned and peered at him over her shoulder. “Hi.” She toyed with her silky chocolate hair. “You told me to get comfortable.”

“I’m glad you did.” He took slow controlled steps toward her, taking off his shirt and slipping off his shoes as he went. His need to act like a gentleman flew away as his cock stiffened. Damn, she was fucking gorgeous.

The moonlight danced off her eyes to the tops of her breasts.

He licked his lips. “You look good enough to eat.”

She turned fully toward him right as he reached her. He clamped hold of her nape and sealed his lips over hers. Intense heat flowed through him and stiffened his dick. He wanted inside. With a push of his tongue, she granted him access and he invaded her mouth, brushed along her tongue in languid sweeps.

He caressed her neck with one hand and the other found her breast. The soft pillow swelled in his hand. He pulled until his fingertips found her nipple and he pinched.

She pulled free from his lips and gasped. “Ah, it hurts but don’t stop.” She arched into his hand. “I love how that feels.”

Latching onto her neck, he alternated between sucking her neck and pulling her sweet tit. The urge to plunder her pussy with his rock hard cock was driving him crazy. He nibbled his way along her jaw to claim her mouth again. After giving her nipple another tight squeeze, he released her.

She tried to pull free but he swallowed her scream by swiping his tongue around hers. Then he picked her up. She wrapped her gorgeous legs around his hips. Heat greeted his dick and he knew he couldn’t wait another second to get inside her.

 


Book Description:

Elizabeth Martin thought she already had her happily ever after, that is until her husband mysteriously disappeared. Aidan Clery is a skilled assassin for hire who wants nothing more than to find the love of his life. Fate throws Liz in his path and everything is perfect, except Aidan just won the contract on her life.

The truth surrounding Liz’s estranged husband takes the pair on a dangerous journey. Nothing in their lives will ever be the same. Destiny may be unexpected but it will be up to Aidan and Liz to discover the truth and claim their real happily ever after.

Be Warned: light BDSM, bondage, anal play

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