Guess which book is trending on Amazon’s New Releases in One-Hour Romance Short Reads? This one!
Off-Screen is a fun, sassy, sexy BWWM (black woman, white man), friends-to-lovers romance. It’s book three, the final story, of my Risking It All e-series.
Book one, Risk, features Liam, a billionaire. Book two, Never Again, includes Clay, an athlete. And my third installment, Off-Screen, introduces Duncan, a celebrity. That’s right–gotta stay true to my promise to dish up billionaires, athletes, celebrities stories.
In Off-Screen, movie star Duncan Parr finally–finally!–realizes that his favorite co-star, Bree Chase, might be just the kind of woman he needs. The media has known it all along, by obsessing over the chemistry that these two actors have on-screen.
He can only hope that this friends-to-lovers move in their relationship is the right thing–and that she’s ready, too.
Oh yeah, and there’s that other thing…her boyfriend, some big-time rocker musician. But that’s been on-again, off-again for a while now. Maybe it’s time for it to be off permanently, so Duncan and Bree can discover what things are like between them off-screen.
About Off-Screen, a one-hour short read celebrity romance
Actress Bree Chase’s relationship with her boyfriend is hanging by a thread. He’s jealous of her ongoing “movie boyfriend/husband” Duncan Parr, despite the fact that she and Duncan are just friends. It doesn’t help that the media has been obsessing over Bree and Duncan’s on-screen chemistry for years.
Duncan has recently signed on to another film. But he has one condition: He’ll only do the movie with Bree Chase. He’s ready to test the boundaries with his favorite co-star and take their friendship to the next level. Will their on-screen chemistry ignite off-screen? Or is the media hype just make-believe?
Find out now. Available on Amazon for 99 cents. Free with Kindle Unlimited.
Last month, I launched Never Again, Book 2 of the Risking It All short story romance series. This story features, Shea, a paralegal, who has lost faith in love because of her cheating ex-boyfriend. And then there’s Clay, the football player who wants to win her heart.
Read an excerpt from Never Again:
How the hell did Todd get her? Clay wondered that every time he saw Shea with his Miami Dolphins’ teammate, Todd Daily. She was his girlfriend, a short wisp of a thing with a blonde bob and mesmerizing green eyes that reminded Clay of a freshly cut football field. If a woman reminded him of football, his life’s passion, that had to mean something, didn’t it?
Every time Clay saw her, an image was tattooed in his mind. It wasn’t just her image but her voice—a husky, sexy purr that made him want to drag her to his lion’s den.
But she was off limits. She belonged to Todd Daily.
Clay watched Todd and Shea leave the stadium after a Sunday night home game. She had an arm wrapped around his waist and leaned into him. He draped his arm lazily over her shoulder.
“You’re going the wrong way,” Shea said to Clay, who was heading back into the stadium. That smile of hers etched its way into a corner of his brain, like her voice.
“I forgot something.”
Todd smirked. “Or somebody?”
Clay shook his head at Todd’s innuendo. No, Clay hadn’t doubled-back to stadium for any groupies. He had more sense than that—gotten it out of his system when he first entered the NFL. Now, at twenty-eight, a quick hit with a groupie didn’t satisfy him like it did before. He was picky.
He wanted a woman, not a groupie.
He wanted someone like Shea.
Her lip turned down at Todd’s snarky comment. Was she wondering if Todd had ever “forgotten somebody” before? Dipped in the groupie pool?
Yes, Todd had. Clay had seen him leave the stadium with a girl a few days ago and a few days before that. And so on.
Shea deserved better.
Her gaze flashed at Clay, as if she were gauging his response to Todd’s comment. The girl was smart. She’d figure Todd out on her own. Her dipshit boyfriend would mess up. Or hopefully, Shea would get bored before that and move on. And when that happened, Clay would have no problem being her fallback.
Clay tore his gaze from Shea, and it landed on one of the cheerleaders not too far away. Todd’s gaze had fallen in the same direction, lingering long enough for Shea to notice. She elbowed him in the ribs.
“What?” Todd groaned, even though he’d taken hits in the ribs twenty times worse during the game they’d played earlier.
Shea yanked her arm away from Todd’s waist. When Clay knitted his brows in concern, a swath of red flushed her cheeks.
It would only be a matter of time before Todd messed up.
That was the day Clay’s countdown clock began.
Get Never Again, a one-hour sports romance short read, now on Amazon for 99 cents.
It’s Valentine’s Day! Seems like the perfect day to give away a romance short story for free, doesn’t it? Yep, I thought so, too.
Now through Sunday, you can download the ebook, Risk, a billionaire gangster romance short story on Amazon for free. Read an excerpt below.
Liam’s heart thumped like a piston in his chest. The sound of quiet purred like it was unsettled. A neighbor’s dog barked. Once. Three more times.
Something…someone…was out there. He slid open the wooden drawer of his nightstand, slipped out his gun. The window blinds swayed in the breeze, then clapped softly against the sill. His breathing tightened. He got out of bed, slinked through the bedroom of the small house, into the hall, careful not to knock his large frame against anything along the way. He didn’t know his way around the place, not like his house up north. This was a temporary place to stay while he took care of some business not too far away. At this house, he didn’t need to have every corner and loose floorboard memorized. Hardly anyone knew he was here.
He’d thought wrong.
In a few swift motions, Liam crossed the living room, yanked open the front door, and stepped outside, gun ready to shoot. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that he’d use it, too.
A woman dressed in black stood in front of him.
The curve of her hips in black leggings gave away her gender. A black hoodie covered her head. Her back was to him as if she’d been prepared to run away.
“Who are you?” His voice rumbled in the dark, loud enough for anyone out there to hear. She couldn’t have come alone.
Down the road, a car peeled off and skidded away.
“Your ride left you,” Liam said. “Put your hands over your head and turn around. Slowly.”
She did as he said. His gaze swept over her curves as she turned, looking for the bulky outline of a weapon. She faced him now, her head bowed.
“Who are you?” He yelled through clenched teeth. “Take off your hood.”
When she did, a gasp left him, and his hand loosened on the gun. “Leticia.”
His mind stuttered. It took a moment to get it back on track. Fingers fumbled over hard steel as he tightened his grip on the gun again. He stomped toward her, pulled her inside the house, and slammed the front door.
He shook her but kept the gun pointed at the ground. “What are you doing? What the fuck is this? Don sent you?”
She trembled under his grip, and when her gaze swept his way, he remembered the chocolate brown eyes that had arrested him six years ago. Her slight accent. Her silk dress. Her ruby lips. The notes of her perfume. His breath hitched at the memory. Rapunzel. Princess Leticia. She was here. This was not in his mind when he made the offer on her uncle’s veranda.
Looking up at him now, she kept her mouth shut. Fear crossed her face.
“You don’t want to talk. Fine.” She winced when he grabbed her wrist and twisted it behind her back. “Do you have any weapons?”
“No,” she whimpered.
He put her against the wall, chest-first, kicked her feet apart and placed her hands against the wall. He swept her for weapons, gliding a firm hand over her arms, down her torso, her hips, her legs. He tucked his fingers inside her shoes. Nothing. Clean.
He maneuvered her around to face him again. Her back thumped against the wall. He splayed his palm on the hard surface next to her. His gaze raked over her. The fear that had crossed her face moments earlier changed. Her eyes softened under his stare.
He shouldn’t be turned on right now. But with her this close to him, he couldn’t help it. She was at his doorstep, and his body responded to her regardless of the circumstances, just like it did six years ago.
She couldn’t have been a threat. If so, wouldn’t she have done something by now?
He bent his elbow to close more space between them. He could feel her heat, her intrigue, her fear. Her eyelashes fanned down, her line of sight moving from his eyes to his mouth.
She must’ve felt something, too.
He leaned toward her ear, glimpsing the long, messy ponytail that draped over her neck. “What brought you out of the castle, Rapunzel?”
She turned her chin away from him, fixing her gaze on the wall nearby.
Gripping her arm again, he pulled her from the wall. “I guess you want to do this the hard way.” He led her to the wooden table, turned a chair around, and pushed her onto the seat. “Are you wearing a wire?”
“No.” Her voice clipped back at him as if his accusation annoyed her.
But he couldn’t be too sure. She’d shown up in a Podunk desert town., found him, and wouldn’t tell him why. Was it El Don? The Feds? He needed answers, whether she wanted to give them or not. And he probably didn’t have much time to find out, because she hadn’t come to this place alone.
He stepped back, glowering down at her. “Take off your shirt.”
Risk, a billionaire romance short story is now available for pre-order on Amazon for $0.99:
Six years ago, a gangster met the niece of a cartel boss. And he hasn’t stopped thinking about her since. Years later, twist of gangster fate brings her to his doorstep. And despite the unlikely circumstances, an attraction still simmers between them.
Most men would be afraid of her family’s connection—he isn’t. He’s willing to take the risk. But is she?
Risk is book one of my Risking It All series, a series of billionaire, athlete, and celebrity short stories. Each will be $0.99, starting with Risk, which is available for pre-order now on Amazon.
Exciting news! Next month, I’ll make my debut launch and will begin releasing the Risking It All short story series. Each story will be between 35 – 50 pages—a quick, snackable romance treat for your day. And every story will feature a billionaire, athlete, or celebrity, and their quest to find love.
My debut story, Risk, is available now as an advance review copy. And I’m looking for readers who are interested in providing feedback and reviews before or after the book is published on Amazon.
Here’s a description of Risk, book one of the Risking It All series:
A billionaire gangster risks it all for her.
Liam is a leader with the Irish mob. Six years ago, his gang reached an alliance with the local Mexican cartel. It was also the day he met Leticia, the cartel boss’s niece.
She was beautiful, alluring, and Liam would’ve tested the boundaries of the alliance to be with her. If only she were willing.
Now, years have passed, and a twist of gangster fate brings her right to his doorstep, threatening their gangs’ alliance.
Despite that, chemistry still simmers between Liam and Leticia. Now they must decide: is their undeniable attraction worth the risk?
If you’d like to receve an advance review copy of this short story, you can download it HERE.