I can be brutally honest which often gets me in to hot water, but I am never disrespectful.
I may be opinionated, but I am more than willing to listen to the opinions of others.
If you have something to say about a book, feel free to say it here - I will.
- SYNOPSIS - *Can be read as a standalone or as part of the Rock Falls Series.
Kennedy Cross had her heart broken early in life. It wasn't someone or something who betrayed her—it was her own body. Despite it being all she’s ever wanted, Kennedy will never know what it feels like to feel her baby’s feet kick from the inside out. Having been pronounced infertile at only eighteen, she redirected her life the best way she could.
Eight years and a degree later, Kennedy is one of the most well-loved first-grade teachers at Rock Falls Elementary School. It doesn’t matter that her college boyfriend left her because he wanted children of his own. She has twenty-two of the most gorgeous six-year-olds who adore her and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Jackson Steele deals only in extremes. He falls victim to manic episodes lasting for days, sometimes weeks at a time, sending him reeling from volatile highs to devastating lows. It’s a living hell just being inside his own mind, and that hell has taken everything he’s ever loved away from him. But what if, this time, it gives him something? An untimely gift from God and a brunette with legs eight miles long will bring him the most unforeseen joy but also his most challenging of tests.
I was born and raised in Ladner, a small farm town just outside Vancouver, Canada. I grew up riding horses, shooting guns, and driving in trucks.
I never expected to be an author. A massage therapist? Yes. Take over the family construction company? Yes. But an author? No. Writing was something that snuck up on me and rooted itself into my life. It was beautiful to discover that love, and I’m truly grateful to say I’ve found my passion.
Since I’ve always been a creative person, it feels amazing to harness all of that energy and use it to tell a story I love. I enjoy incorporating bits of my real life into the stories I write. What parts are true? Hah. I’ll never tell—what would be the fun in that?
If I could leave y’all with one thing, it’s that life’s far too short to not live it out loud. Drown in your passions, hold on tight to the things that inspire you, and chase your dreams relentlessly. I can promise you without a doubt that you won’t regret it. I know I don’t.
“I could see
it in his eyes—he wanted to be the prince who rode up on his horse and saved
the day. But I was no princess, and my Prince Charming had come and gone. I
couldn’t survive losing another to dragon’s fire. Or to my own poisonous
Reeling from a traumatic and heart-shattering
loss, Scarlett Rossi escapes back to her hometown, a place that never changes,
though nothing about her is the same. The new Scar is fierce. Untouchable.
Resolved to bury the twisted nightmares of that horrible night… the night when
everything was stolen from her… the night that divided her life into two:
before him, and after.
When do-gooder Vance Holloway makes it his
personal mission to cheer up the new girl at work, he has no idea what he’s
getting himself into. Scarlett’s tough shell doesn’t fool him. He knows deep
down, that sweet, innocent smile still exists, and he’ll stop at nothing to
prove it. Patience, persistence, and a little ice cream pay off. Slowly they
become friends. Then best friends. Then more. Only one problem: he was never
supposed to fall in love.
So begins an explosive tryst of pull and
resistance, between one worthy white knight, and the damsel who doesn’t want to
be saved. Scarlett won’t survive another heartbreak, but can their friendship
survive a compromise?
If Vance is so determined to break down these
walls, he’ll have to learn—just as she did—that when it comes to things like
trust and love, there are always consequences.
Because the last man that she loved swore to
protect her, then paid with his life. And took with him a piece of her soul.
Now Scarlett must decide if true strength means
guarding her heart, or surrendering to it once more. One final secret remains:
what really happened the night she swore she’d never love another man, and
whose hands are stained with his blood? A powerful journey of romance, mystery, and
redemption. This is a standalone and full-length novel.
By day just call her Pepper Potts: pencil skirt rockin’
executive assistant to a top leader at a Fortune 100 company. By night she goes
by Riley Jean: writer, reader, dreamer. Riley is blessed with a husband who
makes her laugh every single day. She enjoys early evening walks with their
pooch, Delilah, and finds beauty in music and books. Inspired by her own love
story, she holds her debut novel, “Use Somebody,” very close to her heart.
always told me to be like a swan on the water. They glided along the surface,
graceful and poised, while down below they were kicking along and propelling at
full speed. Regardless of what was brewing underneath, she said it was
important to never let the world see that side of me.
one of those situations where I was struggling to be like the swan.
should’ve known all along that when it came to Vance Holloway, boundaries were
meant to be breached.
can’t change the stars for you, all I can do is love you. And I think that will
inhaled sharply through his teeth. “Your hands are like ice.”
shrugged. “For some reason I was made with very cold hands.”
a wink, he started rubbing his heat into my fingers. “Well that works out,
because I was made with warm ones.”
As you may know, I've been attempting to become more familiar with New Zealand authors since attending the NZIBF. Last week I featured author Hilary Murray who it turns out, has an alter ego, erotica writer pen name! Let me introduce you to Galia Ryan...
Meet the Author
Convent educated from the age of four, Galia Ryan was brought up
not to question. Perhaps because of this, she has always been fascinated
by all things esoteric and ‘outside the square.’ Originally from
Sussex, England and now living in New Zealand with her soul-mate husband
and grown-up family, Galia tries to find time between her passions for
writing and reading for her other love—travel. There is always a growing
list of must-see places. Galia is the author of the Luxuria Triology: CHOICES, her first
novel, SECRETS, and DESIRES. Published by Fanny Press, they are
available at online bookstores as well as Amazon, and other major
retailers. She has also published two novellas, PERFECT STRANGER and
FORSAKING ALL OTHERS, currently available only as Kindle Singles. CHOICES is also available in audio.
She needed the money, then she needed the sex. Whatever will she do now?
is broke. Really broke. Credit cards maxed out. Store cards, too. She
can’t make her repayments and there’s nowhere to turn. Educated,
intelligent, and—until recently—upwardly mobile, Anna is forced to make a
choice. Sink or swim. And swimming means finding a part-time job to
complement her full-time career. One that would pay enough to get her
head above water. Except that part-time jobs don’t pay. Usually. Drawn
into the sordid world of private escorts, Anna discovers there is little
she won’t do for money, lots and lots of money. She even starts to
enjoy the sex. Until she meets an unusually seductive client who
introduces her to the world of Dominance and submission. Then everything
changes. Purchase Link
Stephanie is a wild
child, abandoned by her mother, spoiled by her father. Nothing is
off-limits—even her father’s business partner—and bargaining her
virginity for a summer on the Côte d’Azur is only the beginning.
But Stephanie is smart, too.
her lover Charles she meets Olivia, who ushers her into another world.
One of wealth, opportunity, and sex. Lots of sex. Gaining entrance to
society via the beds of the elite, Stephanie is on the brink of having
What could possibly change?
SECRETS, Book 2 in the Luxuria Trilogy, is the prequel to the first book in the series, CHOICES. Puchase Link
Anna is one of Elite
Escort Agency's most popular call girls. She is quite comfortable living
in the lap of luxury and pleasing a variety of wealthy men on her own
terms; however, she longs to return to respectability. Only now she is
accustomed to the best of everything. So Anna embarks on a quest to
discover what else she is good for, other than dazzling every man who
crosses her path.
Anna's calm is shattered when a former client
resurfaces. A few years earlier Adam introduced Anna to bondage and
submission. But although he held her in his thrall, Adam overestimated
his power. When he demanded total surrender, she cut herself off from
him forever. Now Adam is asking to see her again. Initially she refuses,
but what can she do? She can't stop thinking about him.
owner of Elite, Stephanie, is also haunted by memories of a former
lover--Giancarlo, now married and dedicated to charitable work. When,
after ten years, they come together once more, neither can resist the
pull of their unresolved past, despite the possible consequences to
Desires is Book 3 of the Luxuria Trilogy. It
completes the cycle that began with Anna's story in Choices and
Stephanie's in Secrets. Purchase Link
Alice once believed in
love, but after her fiancé left her at the altar, she swore off
commitment. Now she lives for work and casual flings, the less
complicated the better, and she must be in charge. One evening Alice
stumbles across an Internet chat room inhabited by submissives and
dominants—women who believe that true fulfillment lies in total
surrender and men eager to dictate the terms. Archangel enters the
chat room and lures Alice into a private conversation, one that throws
her beliefs about female empowerment into doubt. In person he is even
more enticing, inviting her to his home, but only if she is willing to
put her fate in his hands. If Alice agrees to follow him down the rabbit
hole, everything must proceed according to Archangel’s rules. At first
she resists, but curiosity gets the better of her and soon she is at the
point of no return. Will this strange adventure lead to misery, or
happiness beyond her wildest dreams? Purchase Link
Cassie Jonsson is a
pretty blonde police officer in the small town of Winslow. She has never
traveled and has given up on love, settling for an affair with a
married co-worker. As the only woman, she is often given the odd jobs,
in this case checking out an old house the locals believe is haunted
because the owner hung himself in the barn. The McAllister house is
indeed haunted, but not by a ghost. Prophet is a living, breathing,
ruggedly handsome former vet, a drifter whose life is in limbo. He
awakens something primal in Cassie, a boundless desire that blinds her
to the dangers both psychological and physical of bedding a stranger,
even one as beautiful as Prophet. Purchase Link
When Jonathon confesses
to having an affair, Remy thinks it is the end of her world. But then
she decides to fight back. No one is going to take her enviable
lifestyle away from her, nor will she let another woman steal her
husband. But how can she satisfy Jonathon’s demanding libido without
learning to tolerate his indiscretions? Perhaps there is a way, after
all, to save her marriage and ensure he never strays again …. Purchase Link
The first time I met Brody Easton was in
the men’s locker room.
It was my first interview as a
The famed quarterback decided to bare
And by all, I don’t mean he told me any
of his secrets.
No.The arrogant ass decided to drop his towel, just as I asked the first
The Super Bowl MVP quickly adopted a new
hobby—screwing with me.
When I pushed back, he shifted from wanting
to screw with me, to wanting to screw me.
But I don’t date players.
And it’s not because I’m one of the few
women working in the world of professional football.
I’d date an athlete.
It’s the other kind of player I don’t date.
You know the type.Good looking, strong, cocky, always looking
to get laid.
Brody Easton was the ultimate player.
Every woman wanted to be the one to
But the truth was, all he needed was a
girl worth changing for.
Turned out, I was that girl.
Let’s face it.It never is.
There’s a story between once upon a time and happily ever after…
And this one is ours.
About the Author
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with
three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about
often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known
to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking,
during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!