Tempting You Tuesday – Stain by J.M. Walker

J.M. Walker is such an incredible author and designer. She’s gorgeous inside and out. She puts her heart and soul into her books and I’m happy to share with you an excerpt from her latest release, Stain. It’s the second book in her King’s Harlots MC series, it’s ONLY $0.99 right now, and readers are loving it…

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He wants to be alone.
Nightmares from his past keep him guarded and afraid.
Vice-One is his life. They’re his brothers—the only people who helped keep him out of his own head long enough to move on from the childhood he never asked for.

His therapy has been protecting his country, barely taking a break before beginning his next mission. But no amount of training can prepare him for his great challenge yet—convincing Meeka Cline that she will be his.

She wants out.
Her world fell apart when King’s Harlots no longer trusted her, but she continues to fight to gain back their respect.
All she wants is to help those wronged by the evil that has put a shadow on everyone she knows.
Asher Donovan comes to her for help when he needs her most only to have passion flare up between them. One problem: He’s her best friend.

Putting aside their friendship, they use the heat between them to please the depraved minds they now understand…

Excerpt:

“I love you,” I confessed, my voice muffled by his shirt.

Asher pulled my head back, staring intently into my eyes. His thumbs brushed over my cheeks, wiping the tears away. “Say that again.”

“I love you,” I repeated with more confidence. “I’ve been in love with you since the first day we met. But you are so damned intense, I’ve never had the courage to say it.”

Asher searched my face before crushing his mouth to mine.

I sighed, leaning into him, and poured all of the love I felt for the man into that kiss.

I barely noticed the guys leaving us alone, giving us some space.

All I could focus on was the man staring down at me. My hand grazed up his chest to his heart. It beat rapidly beneath my palm but his body had finally relaxed.

When we were alone, Asher pulled me into his arms and knelt with me wrapped around him.

I sat there quietly in his arms, afraid to let him go. Afraid of losing him forever. It felt like hours since either of us spoke. The only movement came from Coby when he wrapped Asher’s knuckles in bandages. He left right after, not saying a word.

“I know you don’t want to, but you need to talk about what happened.” I grabbed Asher’s hands gently, brushing my thumbs over his damaged knuckles. “Your brothers need to know.”

Leaning his head against the wall, he let out a shallow breath. “Right now all I can think about is you telling me that you love me.”

My cheeks heated. Looking down between us, I played with the hem of his shirt. “What happened to you years ago scares me. As each day passes, you lose yourself. I can see the darkness that you try so hard to fight. You told me once it’s why you joined the Navy. You felt it was safer for you and whoever you came across. It took you away from the man who tried so hard to destroy you. But as selfish as it is, it took you away from me too.”

Asher shifted his weight so I was straddling his lap. He wiped a lonely tear that had fallen down my cheek. “I want to tell you that I’ll be okay. That I won’t have another episode. But seeing him triggered something. I know I need help, but I don’t want to sit there and talk to a fucking shrink about my problems. I know I have shit to deal with. I’d rather talk to you and that’s it. I don’t need anyone else. No one else can help me through it like you can.”

“You need your brothers,” I said softly.

“Of course I need them, but you—” Asher pinched my chin, forcing me to look up at him. “I can’t live without you. What I feel for you scares me. It terrifies me more than the fear I felt as a child. Because I know that if something happened to break us apart, I wouldn’t be able to live with myself.”

“Nothing will happen to us.” I cupped his cheek. “I promise. Whatever happens, whatever you need; I will be there. If you go see a shrink, I’ll be right there by your side. But you need to see someone.”

“I know, but I don’t want to take a shit load of pills for the rest of my life.”

“Maybe there’s another way.” I shrugged. “Whatever you decide to do, I will be behind you a hundred percent.”

“No,” he said, his voice firm. “I want you at my side. Not behind me. We’re equal, Hummingbird. Remember that.”

Fresh tears welled in my eyes, threatening to escape. God, this man and how he could make my heart melt in a shitty situation.

His eyes moved back and forth over my face. “I love you, Meeka. I love you so damn much. I can’t tell you how thankful I am that I broke into your bedroom that first night.”

I laughed which came out more like a sob. “Well, it wasn’t like you were a stranger or anything.”

“I remember the first time I saw you in those sexy as hell pajamas. With your perky little tits and tight as fuck ass.” He groaned. “God, the things I wanted to do to you that night.”

“You could have,” I whispered.

“And then what? Your dad would have fucking killed me or chopped off my dick and fed it to me.”

“But you could have kissed me, at least. All this time, I thought we were just friends but then when you did finally kiss me—”

“What?”

“I knew I was done.”

“Baby, I was done the first time you smiled at me.” He rubbed a hand down his face, the dark mood once again taking over. “I know I need help, but I can’t do this without you.”

“I’ll be here. Every step of the way.”

He kissed my forehead, then my nose, and placed a soft peck on my lips. “I love you. Fuck, I love you so damn much.” His voice wavered. “Don’t ever doubt that. No matter what happens. Know that I am yours.”

My heart swelled. “And I am yours.”

Book one, Grit, is also on sale right now for $0.99! Grab. Them. You won’t be sorry!

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You can find out more about J.M. Walker on her website and social media:

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Music Monday – So What by P!nk

There are so many things I love about P!nk… She’s bold and daring and in your face. She tells it how she sees it and isn’t a bit apologetic about it. She’s inspiring. Her words, heartfelt.

Now… If we could all be as brave…

~lissa

Kindle Unlimited, Pricing Changes, Book Revisions, Etc…

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I spent the better part of yesterday morning changing prices, delisting books at distributors, and making lists of things I want to do with the next few months.

I am putting the majority of my self-published books in Kindle Unlimited for 3 months. You may wonder why and you may not. But the simple fact is that my books aren’t selling anywhere. Not really even at Amazon. It’s worth a try in Kindle Unlimited, but I understand I may make less. Honestly, though, for the last 3 months at other book sellers, I made $11.

The place where I sell most is at Amazon. The books that are selling the best for me and that’s not saying much are the Amazon exclusive Kindle World books. I make more from those 3 than I do from the other 20 something titles I have combined. That’s… I don’t know what that is. Sad. Scary. I… I don’t know.

So, I’m trying Kindle Unlimited with the majority of my self-published titles.

Other titles, I’m pulling off sale for a while to do revisions on and look into new covers for… Masked. Melting Jane.

Love & Tattoos will get revisions, but not a new cover.

And I’ll be adding a revised short to Arresting Holli.

More Than This and Double Up have reverted back to me from Loose Id, so I’ll be revising those and putting them back out sometime late this year or early next year.

I’ve also changed the prices on the books that will be going into Kindle Unlimited. Lowered some. Raised some. Granted, if you’re a member of KU, you pay a set rate and can download for ‘free’. If you’re not a member, but are curious about Kindle Unlimited, you can Sign Up HERE

I do have new books coming. I am getting organized. I am finding my way. I am grateful to all who have stuck by on this weird merry-go-round ride I seem to be on. I love y’all more than words can say.

~lissa

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The queen of dirty talk. The king of grind. Love is about to get real filthy.

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10K Weekends For Writers – Week Whatever

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it’s totally time to get back on this train!

Summer saps all my energy and strength and ability to think. It’s the worst time of my year and depression hits me hard, no matter how I try to force myself out of it, I just sink deep into the darkness until late-July. Once August comes around, I’m moving again,forward, rather than downward, and I’m filled with determination and motivation and I’m ready to go! So, that’s what I’m going to do!

If you’d like to join in, I’d love to have you along. Just keep track of your word count throughout the weekend… Today through Sunday at 7pm, then come back and post how far you got. The goal is 10K words, but if you don’t hit that, no sweat because the purpose is to get writing…

Ready? Set? Write!

~lissa

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