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A #MeetCute Romance…Everything He Wants (Billionaire Breakfast Club #1 The Jock)

So excited to announce the release of Everything He Wants, a #MeetCute Romance and Billionaire Breakfast Club #1 The Jock.

So how did Elise and D'Andre meet? Their friends set them up…for an interview.

Boy Meets Girl. It's the way romances usually begin…and while we all love a happy ending, it's the #meetcute that wins our hearts.

My book in the #MeetCute Romance series features D’Andre Smith, a former NFL wide receiver with a secret, and Elise Putnam, a burgeoning reporter with a need to prove herself. From the moment they meet, their attraction is off the charts, even though for multiple reasons, they should be off limits to each other.

D’Andre loves his mother. She supported him working two jobs so that he could pursue a football career and now he takes care of her. She also hates reporters, so when she catches D and Elise at lunch he does the only thing he can do. He lies and tells his mother Elise is his lunch date. She agrees to go along with the deception, but for a price.

Here’s an excerpt of Everything He Wants:

D pulled out his phone and clumsily texted his momma a good morning.

Predictably, his phone rang. “Hi, Momma.”

“You know I don’t like that texting. Why don’t anyone just pick up a phone and call anymore?”

D’Andre sighed. “I didn’t want to bother you.”

“Talkin’ to my baby boy is never a bother.” She sniffed.

He was six four and two hundred seventy pounds, down thirty from his NFL career days, but to his mother he was still her baby.

“Thanks, Momma.” His voice softened and his mouth curved. “Everything okay there?” He’d bought her the house in Brookline with his signing bonus ten years ago.

“The newfangled dishwasher is running rough.”

“I’ll get a repairman out there first thing.”

“Thanks, baby.”

“Anything for you,” D’Andre said softly. His mother had sacrificed her best years to support him. Now it was his turn. “What’s on your agenda for today?”

His mother kinda sounded like she was huffing and puffing. “Meeting some girls from church for an early birthday lunch.”

A rustling behind him caught his ear and D turned around to see a stunning woman approaching his table.

Once during his rookie year in the NFL, he’d taken a hit so hard he’d been flat out on his back, the turf prickling his calves, breath clawing to escape his chest. The sky had swirled above him, a bright brilliant blue while he tried to remember who, and where, he was.

With one glance at this woman’s dazzling ice blue eyes, his heart thunked in his chest and his head swirled, as if he’d taken a similar hit. That sensation of being flat out gobsmacked pummeled him just like that monster tackle from a three-hundred-fifty pound linebacker. He shook his head, trying to clear the sensation of having his bell rung.

F*ck him.

She wore a mannish navy suit with matching pointy flats. Not the least bit sexy. And yet he wanted to pull her into his embrace and hold on tight. A waterfall of straight platinum hair framed a stunning face of classic bone structure, bright blue eyes and a wide, unsmiling mouth.

“Mr. Smith.” Not a question. Slightly haughty, frosty, ice princess.

He realized he’d been far too silent and his mother had been chattering away on the other end of the line.

“Well then, have a good lunch.” He managed to finish his call without babbling like an idiot. He blindly pressed the end button. He guessed this was the reporter. She certainly didn’t dress like a groupie.

That untouchable queen to peasant thing was really doing it for him. He’d never had this kind of physical reaction to a woman in his life. But he had to ignore it. Because her profession killed any possibility of engaging beyond this interview. Reporters were off-limits. For so, so many reasons.

So instead of asking her on a date, preferably one that started right here and ended upstairs in the Harvey Parker suite with both of them naked, he was going to ignore this insane attraction and do what he always did.

Flirt, distract, deflect, and get rid of her fast after he got his message across. He’d be out of here in thirty. He’d ignore his visceral reaction and get it done.

 

Everything He Wants…Billionaire Breakfast Club #1 The Jock

Their friends set up an interview, it was supposed to be simple….

D’Andre Smith has it all.

Fame. Money. Women. On the outside, his life looks perfect. But he's got a secret that could destroy it all, so the last woman he should get involved with is a reporter.

Elise Putnam is searching for a scoop to scoop all scoops to prove her investigative chops, so the last thing she should do is get involved with an interview subject.

Their instant attraction has the potential to develop into something more if D opens his heart and Elise opens her mind. But their ingrained desire to protect their secrets may be stronger than their love….

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The Nostradamus Prophecies

I released a new series this year: The Nostradamus Prophecies. I love, love, love the premise of this series. A modern day descendant of Nostradamus has to decipher his prophecies to stop world destruction. But she can’t tell anyone who she is. There are two books so far, View To A Kill and Never Say Never.

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VIEW TO A KILL features Nik, our tortured hero who can’t figure out why his friend John committed suicide, and Mari, John’s secret twin who does not believe her brother would kill himself.

To learn the truth about what happened to her twin, a woman must trust his CIA partner to lead her into a nightmare world of twisted plots and old prophecies.

Visited in dreams each night by her dead twin, a young financial analyst believes his suicide was really murder. When she learns his CIA partner has the same dreams, she uses their fiery attraction to convince him to keep her close while they search for answers. They uncover a paranormal world she only suspected … and they learn that the truth can be much, much worse than suspicions.

Every night a dead man visits her …
Mari Johnson’s dead twin visits nightly–in her dreams. But what is he trying to tell her? The CIA claims his death was a suicide, but she refuses to believe it. There’s no way John would leave her alone. Since she can’t trust the shadow organization for answers, she turns to his sexy, former partner Nik … the man who was with him when he died.

Every night he relives a death he should have prevented …
Nik Stanley watched his best friend & partner die. Now he can’t shake the guilt that haunts him. He and John worked together in Project Specter, using their paranormal talents to gather intelligence. Nik is superb at his job … so why didn’t he know something was wrong? And who is the mysterious woman who is suddenly everywhere he turns in his investigation?

The next deaths may be their own …
To get answers, Mari must stay close to Nik. Not exactly a hardship … until he becomes suspicious. Only one way to divert his attention—show him how combustible they can be together.

But emerging from passion, they realize they’ve attracted the attention of powerful enemies who will do anything to make sure their secrets remain hidden. Will Mari and Nik discover the truth in time to prevent more deaths … and avert a major catastrophe?

Don’t miss this thrilling, sexy plunge into the world of espionage and paranormal intrigue–get your copy of A VIEW TO A KILL today!

NEVER SAY NEVER is the follow on story featuring Kelvin Jackson, another of the psychic band of brothers, and Eva Pacheco, the daughter of a vicious cartel leader and the local witch in her town.

A very special team of operatives goes deep into Mexican cartel territory … but their point man would rather go deep with the cartel boss’s daughter.

This hero doesn’t do guns, gangs or crying women …
Kelvin Jackson has had a lifetime’s worth of all three. But thanks to his remote viewing of the inside of a remote cartel compound in Mexico, he’s in for a lot more. He spots the Russian-made weapons his team is after, and a beautiful woman in mortal danger. His mission–stop the weapons from being distributed by the cartel. Can he do this and save the woman?

She needs a man who’ll stop at nothing to save her …
Eva Pacheco has watched her father kill everyone who mattered–except her younger brother. Now he uses her bruja powers for profit. She’s getting ready to flee with her brother. But the huge, battle-scarred American her father just hired steps square in the middle of her escape route.

If they don’t work together, the next deaths will be their own …
Eva is irresistibly drawn to the warrior who saves her from a brutal attack, and shields her from her father. But she can’t let their sizzling attraction interfere with the plan she’s already put in play. Kel soon realizes a different woman lives under her glamorous façade. But her explosive secrets place his entire op in danger–because someone else has a deadly plan for the cache of weapons, and for Eva.

Don’t miss this heart-stopping, sexy plunge into the world of deadly cartels and assassins–get your copy of Never Say Never today!
I hope you’ll check out this new series today! Happy Reading! <3 Lisa

Coming Later in October: ALIAS
A new series based on Adams-Larsen Inc and Associates, featured in Still the One and Cold As Stone from the Family Stone series.