Play Room (Society X #3) by Heidi McLaughlin & LP Dover-Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

Play Room (Society X #3) by Heidi McLaughlin & LP Dover-Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

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PLAY ROOM
Society X #3
by Heidi McLaughlin & LP Dover
Release Date: September 4, 2017
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, romance

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About the book: Release Date September 4, 2017

The rules of Society X are simple . . . break them and you’re out.
Rule #1 – No names
It doesn’t matter if you want to know, it’s forbidden.
Rule #2 – No exchanging numbers
It doesn’t matter if you want to call, it’s forbidden.
Rule #3 – Everything is to remain strictly anonymous.
It doesn’t matter if you want to tell, it’s forbidden.
Whatever your desire.
Whatever your fetish.
The Play Room is the place to go.

For Alexandria Miller, it’s a chance to express herself, to embrace her hidden passions.

For Kai Robicheau, being in the club brings out who he truly is.

What happens in the Play Room will have you aching for more .

•••••••••••

REVIEW: PLAY ROOM is the third installment in the contemporary, adult SOCIETY X erotic, romance series co-authored by Heidi McLaughlin and LP Dover. This is real estate developer Kai Robicheau, and twenty five year old preacher’s daughter/ caterer Alexandria Miller’s story line. Society X is an exclusive sex club where membership has its’ privileges and sometimes the cost is too high. PLAY ROOM can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty.

Told from dual first person perspectives (Kai and Alexandria) PLAY ROOM follows the building relationship between real estate developer Kai Robicheau, and caterer Alexandria Miller. Alex is a twenty five year old virgin with very little sexual experience. When a friend suggests a membership at the exclusive Portland sex club Society X Alex is reluctant to join. But a quick tour, and the enticement of anonymous sexual pleasure has our heroine considering her options for the future. Enter real estate developer Kai Robicheau, a man looking for no-strings attached sexual rendezvous as his time in Portland is limited to the expiry date on his current job. What ensues are the nameless and faceless sexual encounters between Kai and Alexandria; and the building relationship between our leading couple that begins to crumble with the discovery of their mutual Society X clandestine meetings.

The relationship between Kai and Alexandria begins as an anonymous affair: the nameless, faceless meetings at Society X find our couple, individually hoping for something more but something that is never going to happen as per the rules of the exclusive Society X. Meeting one another at a local function finds Alex and Kai pushing aside their evening rendezvous, neither one knowing, the other is their anonymous sexual fling.

There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including the local Sweet Briar mayor, Pastor Larry, Kai co-workers on the real estate development, as well as a number of friends and family who push our heroine to find the man of her dreams.

The world building focuses on the building relationship between Kai and Alexandria-Society X does not play a major role in the story line but does bring together our leading couple, if only for anonymous sexual encounters.

PLAY ROOM is a sweeter , tamer story line than the previous two installments. There is very little conflict other than the ‘unknown’ but saying that the introduction of Alex’s high school sweetheart felt out of place, and added no anxious or conflicting moments. The premise is engaging but it lacked the excitement of the previous books; the characters are likeable and heartwarming; the romance is seductive and passionate although I question how neither one physically recognized the other once their time together took a more personal turn. The $ex scenes are intimate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text.

Reading Order and Previous Reviews
Dark Room
Viewing Room
Play Room

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Reviewed by Sandy

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“Hello?”
“Alexandria, this is Jared from Society X. How are you?”
I gasp and look around, hoping like hell the woman beside me couldn’t hear. “Yes, hi. I’m doing good. You?” Grabbing my bottle of water, I hurry off the stair climber to a vacant corner across the room.
“Can’t complain. I’m calling because I have a proposition you might be interested in. You put in your application that you’re open to anything. Is that correct?”
My cheeks burn like fire. “Yeah, I guess so. What exactly is this proposition?”
He clears his throat. “I have a client who has particular tastes, or fetishes if you prefer. His partner can’t make it tonight, and I need to fill that spot.”
Swallowing hard, my heart races. I’m nervous just hearing him talk about it. “What will I have to do?”
“You, absolutely nothing. All you’ll have to do is lie there on your stomach while your partner massages your backside.”
“You mean my back?” I ask.
He clears his throat again. “No, your ass.”
I don’t know what comes over me, but I burst out laughing. “You’re joking, right?”
“No, I’m not.”
I hush up quickly. “I honestly didn’t know that was a thing. It’s an interesting concept.”
“Is it something you’d be interested in? You don’t have to be naked. Your upper body will be covered by a curtain so you can wear a shirt. However, below your waist, you’ll need to wear a thong.”
Keeping a straight face and not laughing is going to be the hardest part of the whole thing. How can someone get off by rubbing someone’s ass? “Sure, put me down. What time do I need to be there?” I say it before even really thinking it through.
“Eight o’clock. I’ll see you then,” Jared says.
“All right.”
We hang up, and I head straight for the gym door. There’s no way I can keep something like that a secret from my friends. Once outside, I call Dani.
“What’s up, girl?”
I rush to my car and hop inside. “You will not believe the phone call I just got.”
“What’s going on?”
I haven’t told her about being a member of Society X yet. “I kind of became a member of Society X.”
“Holy shit,” she squeals. “Seriously? Why didn’t you tell me at work today?”
Sighing, I pull out of the parking lot for home. “Honestly, I didn’t think I’d get a request so fast. My contact called me and said he had a proposition for me. And get this, it’s for the play room. The guy wants to massage my ass.”
Dani’s cackle is so loud I have to hold the phone away from my ear. “That’s priceless. Please tell me you said yes.”
I groan. “Unfortunately. What if I burst out laughing while this dude’s squeezing my butt cheeks?”
Dani’s laughing so hard I’m surprised she can even breathe. “I don’t know what to say. This is too funny. What kind of freak gets off on someone’s ass?”
“Obviously, the man I’m about to give my ass to.” I’m starting to think I made a mistake accepting the proposition. At least, I’ll have a good story to tell later. “Wish me luck.”
“Good luck, chickee. I want all the details.”
On the way home, I glance at myself in the mirror. What the hell am I doing?

About The Author

Heidi McLaughlin: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Newsletter / Goodreads / Instagram

Heidi McLaughlinHeidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup, two Parakeets, Gonzo & Hedwig, and their newest addition of a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, Jill.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she’s writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.

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L.P.DoverNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written countless novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

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Aim (Circle of Justice #3) by LP Dover-Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

AIM (Circle of Justice #3) by L.P. Dover-Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

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AIM
Circle of Justice #3
by LP Dover
Release Date: August 7, 2017
Genre: adult, contemporary, romantic, suspense

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When someone asks what I do for a living, I answer it plain and simple . . . I’m a hunter. I hunt the dregs of society and I’m very damn good at it.

Do I like to kill people? No, but it’s part of my job.

I’m Ian Chandler, FBI agent and a member of the Circle of Justice, an organization of justice seeking vigilantes. My mission is to solve a string of ‘accidental’ hiking deaths occurring around my Wyoming town. When Grace Myers –a woman who’s been missing for days –shows up on my land, it turns out she’s the key to it all. Someone is hunting her, and I make it my duty to keep her safe.

However, the deeper I get into the case, the more dangerous it becomes; especially, now that I’ve fallen for the woman I have to protect. If hunting is the game, I won’t fail. I always hit my mark.

•••••••••

REVIEW: AIM is the third installment in L.P.Dover’s contemporary, adult CIRCLE OF JUSTICE romantic, suspense series focusing on a secret, elite group of assassins known as the Circle of Justice. This is assassin/hunter and FBI operative Ian Chandler, and twenty eight year old hotel events and marketing manager Grace Myers’s story line. AIM can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary.

SOME BACKGROUND: The Circle of Justice is an elite group of assassins, started by the infamous Glenn Chandler, owner of the multi billion dollar Chandler Enterprises and former FBI agent, who target those who have escaped the system.

Told from dual first person points of view (Ian and Grace) AIM follows the search for a serial killer in and around the small town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Eight people have gone missing in a case similar to a forty year old investigation but the most recent disappearance finds our heroine Grace Myers the victim of the latest abduction. Enter FBI agent and Circle of Justice Assassin and the man with whom Grace will fall in love. What ensues is the search and rescue of Grace Myers, and the hunt for the people responsible for the missing and dead in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

A copy cat killer is on the loose, and the suspect list continues to grow. While Ian goes undercover to ferret out the person responsible, Grace must remain secluded at Ian’s home, in the hopes of uncovering the who, what and why of latest crime spree and the increasing number of missing and dead.

The relationship between Grace and Ian is one of immediate attraction although they have ‘crushed’ on one another for years. For months Ian and Grace have been dancing around one another but Ian’s ‘job’ kept our hero on the road and Grace had a difficult time with the number of women flirting with the sexy, tattooed bad-boy that called to her heart. With Grace now living at the Chandler ranch, Ian wants a chance at a future with the woman he loves but his life as an assassin puts Grace in the direct line of conflict-secrets are kept close to the heart but Ian knows that to win Grace’s trust he is going to have to reveal the truth about the CoJ and his FBI assignments. The $ex scenes are intimate and seductive without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text.

There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including Ian’s brothers Bryce (Ian’s twin), Reed, and Wade, Grace’s father and police chief Colton Myers; Grace’s best friend Mya; hotel owner Charles Beckett, and his children Jared and Lauren Beckett, as well as an assortment of hotel employees and staff. The requisite evil has many faces.

The world building continues to focus on the members of the Circle of Justice, their assignments, and the necessity for such a group to exist. Some of the characters from the author’s ARMED AND DANGEROUS series cross over for cohesion and familiarity.

AIM is a story of suspense, mystery, family, romance and love. The premise is intriguing and entertaining; the characters are numerous, colorful and edgy; the romance is fated and provocative. AIM is a fast paced, story of romantic suspense where the promise of a future is threatened by jealousy and betrayal.

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Trigger
Target
Aim

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Reviewed by Sandy

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My phone rang and I thought it’d be Bryce, but it wasn’t. “What can I do for you, Chief?”
Colton Myers was the chief of police back in Wyoming. His call wasn’t unusual, because they often called me and my brothers when there were cases the local PD couldn’t solve. “I need your help,” he replied, his voice shaking.
The cab driver pulled up to the airport entrance and I passed him a wad of bills before getting out. “What’s going on? I’m about to get on a flight to head home.”
“Good. I’ll drop these files off with Reed, so you can see them when you get back.”
The din of the bustling city made it hard to hear him, but I could tell he was distraught. “Files for what?”
He sighed heavily. “You know how there’ve been missing hikers in Montana?”
“Yeah, I saw something about it before I left for New York.” It wasn’t uncommon for tourists to sway from the hiking trails or test their limits by doing stupid shit. Most of those people found themselves dead. I liked to climb the cliffs, but I was good at it.
“We’re missing people here too,” Colton confessed.
“It happens every year. Why does this case shock you?” I’d been gone for three weeks, so I hadn’t even paid attention to what was going on in Wyoming.
He huffed angrily. “About three weeks ago, eight men supposedly went missing in our mountains. Just this morning, I couldn’t get a hold of Grace. Her boss also called me and said she never showed up at their meeting last night. Her car is still at the hotel. It’s like she disappeared.”
“You’ve got to be shitting me,” I growled low.
Grace was his daughter and a good friend of mine. Hell, I’d wanted to be more than that for quite some time. I only held back from pursuing her out of respect for her father. She was one of the most beautiful women I’d ever known.
“Please, Ian. I have to find her.”
Hurrying through the doors, impatience flooded through my veins. “We’ll find her, if it’s the last thing I do . . . I swear.”


 

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L.P. Dover: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Google+ Newsletter / Goodreads

L.P.DoverNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written countless novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae. L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency and Italia Gandolfo of Gandolfo Helin & Fountain Literary Management for dramatic rights.

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Hard Stick (Breakaway #1) by L.P. Dover-Review, Giveaway & Excerpt Tour

HARD STICK (Breakaway #1) by L.P. Dover-Review, Giveaway & Excerpt Tour

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HARD STICK
Breakaway #1
by LP Dover
Release Date: June 13, 2017
Genre: adult, contemporary, hockey, romance

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He carries a big stick. And he’s not afraid to use it.

On the ice, I’m Kellan Carter, powerhouse enforcer for the Charlotte Strikers. Off the ice, I’m just a regular guy. The last thing I want is to get mobbed by a bunch of groupies who are only after me for my fame and money. My ideal woman knows how to enjoy a little good, clean fun—and maybe some not-so-clean fun too. That’s the kind of girl I’d never let go.

When Kristen Robinson, the gorgeous, down-to-earth bartender I’ve been crushing on, agrees to let me take her out, I’m thrilled. We have an amazing night together, culminating in the most electrifying kiss of my life—and that’s it. Kristen tells me we can’t see each other again, but I know that kiss meant as much to her as it did to me. What I don’t know is that Kristen has a dangerous secret. . . .

I’ve proved to Kristen that she can trust me with her body and her heart. But when her past comes back to haunt her, I need to prove that she can trust me with her life. And I might have to get my hands dirty after all.

••••••••••

REVIEW: HARD STICK is the first installment in L.P.Dover’s contemporary, adult BREAKAWAY sports, romance series focusing on the men and women of the professional hockey team The Charlotte Strikers. This is team captain Kellan Carter, and bartender/interior designer Kristen Robinson’s story line.

Told from dual first person perspectives (Kristen and Kellan) HARD STOCK focuses on Kristen Robinson’s fight for her freedom from a controlling ex. On the run, following the murder of her best friend Cole, Kristen finds herself in Charlotte, North Carolina, falling for the team captain of the Charlotte Strikers. What ensues is the building relationship between Kristen and Kellan, and Kristen’s struggle to stay one step ahead of her past.

The relationship between Kristen and Kellan is one of immediate attraction but due to her past, Kristen keeps everyone at a distance fearing the possibility of retribution and revenge. In hiding, with a new identity, Kristen will come face to face with her past-a man who is determined to keep Kristen to himself. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate with the use of sexually graphic language and text.

We are introduced to several members of the Charlotte Strikers- alternate captains Dallas Easton and Braeden Wallace, Coach Carlisle, and rookie Maddox Ledger, as well as Kristen’s friends Brooklyn, Brooklyn’s brother and FBI agents Jason Avery and his wife Aylee; Kellan’s mother Mary, and long suffering father Graham Carter. The requisite evil is all too familiar to our story line couple.

HARD STICK is first and foremost a story of suspense as the hockey trope takes a backseat to our heroine’s battle with her past. There is a twist in the story that I suspected early on but a twist, none the less. The premise is entertaining but there are definitely some over the top scenarios as it pertains to the suspense, mystery and take down; the characters are charismatic and colourful; the romance is seductive and provocative. HARD STICK is a dramatic, intense and enjoyable read.

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“So what happened to Maddox? I couldn’t help but notice his face.”
Dallas and Braeden glanced at each other and chuckled. “Kellan fucked him up in practice,” Dallas replied.
I gasped. “Why?”
He finished off his beer, and I could tell he was feeling it by the lazy smile. “It’s what he does. Maddox was being a dick and Kellan put a stop to it. It’s why he’s our captain.”
“Wow, that’s craziness.”
I ran his card and held it out to him, but he grabbed on to my hand. “You haven’t agreed to go out with him, have you?”
“Who? Kellan?” I asked. The girls gawked at me and snorted.
He nodded. “Yeah.”
“No, why?”
“Just asking,” he said with a shrug. He put his arm around the blonde and they started for the door. “It’d be nice to get the five hundred dollars.” They stopped and he smiled at me over his shoulder.
“What are you talking about?” I demanded.
Braeden sighed and smacked Dallas on the back of the head. “Stop fucking with the girl.” Then he turned to me. “It was just a stupid bet.”
“Stupid?” Dallas laughed. “You put three hundred on it, so I don’t want hear that shit.” In a drunken haze, he smiled over at me. “Just do us a favor and don’t go out with him until after the weekend. We made a bet that he couldn’t get you by the end of the week.”
Braeden hit him again. “What the fuck? Shut the hell up.” He pushed Dallas out the door and they all followed him. So Kellan agreed to the bet? That was mighty bold of him.
I could hear steps on the hardwood floor behind me. “You all right?” Chris asked.
Turning on my heel, I smiled. “Yep.” If Kellan was trying to win the bet, he wasn’t trying very hard. But then again, maybe five hundred dollars was nothing compared to the money he earned. I used to make a good living, but at least I was able to retrieve the money I had in the bank before my supposed death. Having that money helped, especially since I didn’t make nearly as much working at the pub. Hopefully soon I’d be back to doing what I loved.
“Why don’t you go home? I can finish up here,” Chris offered.
“You sure? I don’t mind staying.”
He shook his head. “Go. You do enough here as it is.”
I hurried behind the bar and grabbed my purse. “Thanks, Chris. After all the training Aylee puts me through, I’m exhausted by nine o’clock.”
“I can imagine.” He laughed. “I know not to mess with you now.”
Aylee taught me many self-defense techniques and how to fight. Before, I had no clue what to do if someone attacked me. After everything that happened with Mitchell and Cole, I had to make sure I was ready for anything. At least now, I wouldn’t have to worry about it anymore.
I waved goodbye to Chris and then walked out the door. The night was cool and I breathed in the clean air; the smell of rain was near. We needed it after the long, dry summer we had. Looking over at my car, I didn’t realize there was a truck parked next to me with someone leaning against it. It wasn’t just any someone, either.
“Where were you tonight?” I asked, looking straight at Kellan’s smiling face. He had on a pair of jeans that hung low on his hips with a snug green T-shirt that showed off his perfectly sculpted arms. Why did he have to be so sexy? Not to mention, he had perfectly straight, white teeth, which I thought would be a rarity among hockey players.
“So you missed me, huh?”
His smile was infectious and I caught myself smiling back. “I wouldn’t say missed, but I was curious where you were. I saw what you did to Maddox.”
He shrugged. “It had to be done. Maddox has a large fucking head and needed to be brought down.”
I held up my hands. “You don’t have to explain. I, of all, people know what kind of head he has.” It was the size of the entire country.
Chuckling, he stepped forward, his gaze roaming over my body. “You seem different tonight. It’s not very often you smile.”
I hadn’t had a reason to, but I couldn’t tell him that. “Maybe it’s because I know something you don’t.”
“Oh yeah? What’s that?”
“Uh, I don’t know, perhaps something about a bet?”

 

 

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L.P.DoverNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

She loves to write, but she also loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes and white water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two youngest fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime, usually Christmas carols.

Dover has written countless novels, including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, the Society X series, the Circle of Justice series, and her standalone novel Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense, but if she got to choose a setting in which to live, it would be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency and Italia Gandolfo of Gandolfo Helin & Fountain Literary Management for dramatic rights.

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Trigger (Circle of Justice #1) by L.P. Dover-Review & Release Blitz

TRIGGER (Circle of Justice #1) by L.P. Dover-Review and Release Blitz

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TRIGGER
Circle of Justice #1
by L.P.Dover
Release Date: February 6, 2017
Genre: adult, contemporary, romantic suspense

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A killer . . . that’s what I am.
It’s what I do.
It’s what I live for.
I’m no longer the Preston Hale everyone knew. I left that life and the people in it a long time ago the second I made my first kill. I wasn’t going to give in, but when I heard the screams there was no going back.
It triggered the pain, the need.
I knew what I had to do, and I did it well. But I never expected for Emma Turner – the only link to my past – to come back into my life.
She triggers a different emotion inside me, something I hadn’t ever felt.
It’s not a want to kill . . . but a need to CLAIM.

••••••••••

REVIEW: TRIGGER is the first installment in L.P. Dover’s contemporary, adult CIRCLE OF JUSTICE romantic, suspense series. This is assassin for hire Preston Hale, and twenty seven year old PA Emma Turner’s second chance story line.

Told from dual first person perspectives (Preston and Emma) TRIGGER focuses on betrayal, revenge, second chances and happily ever afters. Preston Hale is an assassin for hire; a professional hitman above the law who answers to a secret government agency known as the Circle of Justice, well aware of Preston’s need for revenge. Years earlier, our hero lost everything and every one he had ever cared about; an unsolved murder that killed his mother and younger sister Cameron, leaving behind a heartbroken Preston and a father who never fully recovered. Meeting Emma Turner found Preston over protective and vigilant as it pertained to the woman that called to his heart but a woman he left behind when retribution became a part of his future and his blood. Fast forward eight years wherein Preston will come face to face with his past, and the cycle of murder and death begins anew. Enter Emma Turner, the woman Preston has never forgotten, and the woman who will become the target of a psychotic mind. What ensues is the rekindling romance between Preston and Emma; a copy cat killing with similarities to Cameron’s murder; and the couple’s search for the person responsible for the murder of Preston’s sister and mom.

Preston Hale is a killing machine. He is a man who takes down the lowest of the low-the rapists, pedophiles and child molester, and a man who kills without a conscience or shame. Emma Turner is the PA for a wealthy businessman whose interests extend beyond contracts and deals. But when Emma’s latest assignment brings her up close and personal with Preston Hale, our heroine will lose her heart to the man she has always loved. The $ex scenes are intimate and provocative.

We are introduced to Emma’s boss, and Preston’s handler Glenn Chandler of Chandler Enterprises, as well as his sons : eldest Wade, and twins Ian and Bryce; the housekeeper Mrs. Walker; and musician John Tallman. Emma’s best friends Cliff and Andrea play secondary roles but have a close connection to Preston Hale. The requisite evil is a familiar face from the past.

The world building focuses on betrayal and retribution; on a rekindling love between two people torn apart by grief and an overwhelming need to avenge and protect. The guilt party is easily deduced once introduced into the story line premise.

TRIGGER is an emotional story line; a heartbreaking look at the devastating aftermath when a double homicide destroys a once, tight knit loving family. The premise is suspenseful and riveting; the characters are passionate and charismatic; the romance is a second chance at a happily ever after. L.P. Dover’s TRIGGER is a dramatic story line of family, loss, retribution and revenge.

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When I got downstairs to the dining room, Glenn and Wade were already there, speaking to each other in hushed tones by the large window. There were shiny plates on the table, with all sorts of silverware around them. Start from the outside and work your way in, was what I was told when it came to using the various forks and spoons. Give me just one of each and I’d be happy.
It wasn’t long before Glenn noticed me at the door and the conversation ceased. “Emma, you look lovely tonight,” he announced.
I smiled. “Thank you.”
He beckoned me over to the table and Wade held out a seat for me. I sat down and he took the one on the right, while Glenn sat on my left at the head of the table. There was only one other place setting and it was across from me.
“Wine?” Glenn asked, holding up the bottle.
I nodded. “Sure.”
He poured me a glass and I took a sip. It tasted like heaven, all fruity and crisp. It was so good I had to take another sip, and another, while we waited on the special guest. Not even a minute later, the dining room door opened and a man walked in. Only, he wasn’t just anyone.
It’d been eight years and he’d surely changed, but there was no mistaking those gray eyes. His hair was the same light brown, and mussed up like all the guys did their hair these days. However, his body looked totally different. His cream colored, long-sleeve sweater hugged a set of muscular arms, and his face was more rugged, covered in a five o’clock shadow.
I almost choked on my wine. “Oh my God.” Is it really him?
“Emma, are you okay?” Wade asked, his voice low.
“Yeah,” I whispered. “I’m fine.”
I waited for Preston to look at the table, and when his gaze finally caught mine, he paused for a slight second. In his face, I could see the friend I lost so long ago, but it vanished quickly.
Glenn and Wade both stood when Preston approached, and I shot up out of my seat, bumping the table with my jerky movements. Glenn grinned at me and then at Preston. “Preston Hale, I’d like you to meet Emma Turner. She’s my assistant. Emma, this is Preston Hale, a close family friend. His father is one of my dearest friends.”
Preston held out his hand and looked at me as if he’d never laid eyes on me before. “It’s nice to meet you.”
Was he being serious? I shook his hand and made sure to put a little extra squeeze in there for good measure. “Meet me? Surely, you remember who I am.”
Glenn’s eyes went wide. “Wait. You two already know each other?”
I nodded. “From college.” I was about to add before he up and left without a trace, but thought better of it.
Glenn chuckled and smacked a hand on Preston’s shoulder. “Well, isn’t this a small world? You’ll have to tell me some stories on this one.” He nodded my way.
Preston’s jaw clenched. “Can’t. Don’t remember her.”
My mouth dropped open; it was like being punched in the gut and slapped in the face, all at the same time. No words would come out, so I sat there with a lump in my throat. In college, he’d been a close friend. I sang with him in his band, Silent Break. We connected on stage in a way I’d never felt with anyone. I cared about him, and had even been ready to take the next step in our relationship right before he up and disappeared. I never got to tell him how I felt. Now he looked at me as if I was a stranger.
The room fell silent. I wanted to say something, but I bit my tongue. It was going to be the longest dinner of my life.


 

 

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L.P.DoverNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written countless novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae. L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency and Italia Gandolfo of Gandolfo Helin & Fountain Literary Management for dramatic rights.

 

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HIGH SIDED (Armed and Dangerous #3) by L.P. Dover-a review

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RELEASE DATE: October 4, 2016

Wild, reckless, and fast.

That’s how I raced until a fatal accident on the track ruined my riding career. I had no choice but to leave that life behind; at least, until now. My name is Logan Chandler, one of the best FBI agents in the country. When an old friend calls for help and winds up dead, I take matters into my own hands. In order to do that, I have to go back to my past, back to the racetrack and to the one girl I never thought I’d see again . . . Kassidy Bennett.

She’s the key to solving it all, but bringing her in could put her in grave danger. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize she was already there. To save her, I have to put everything on the line. It’s a race against time, a race to the death, and only one will make it to the end.

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REVIEW: HIGH SIDED is the third installment in L.P.Dover’s contemporary, adult ARMED AND DANGEROUS erotic, romantic suspense series. This is former motorbike racer, and FBI agent Logan Chandler, and Kassidy Bennett’s story line. HIGH SIDED is a stand alone story and is not interconnected with any of the previous installments.

Told from dual first person points of view (Logan and Kassidy) HIGH SIDED is a second chance romance story line that focuses on Logan’s return to Franklin, North Carolina. Eight years earlier Logan’s life was destroyed when a motorbike accident left our hero unable to walk and pushing away the woman that he loved. Fast forward to present day where FBI agent Logan Chandler returns home following the death of his friend, and sets up an undercover operation to ferret out the people responsible. Logan has never stopped loving Kassidy Bennett, and he is desperate to rekindle the romance and love towards a possible future and happily ever after. What ensues is the very quick proclamation of love and rekindling romance between our leading couple, and the search for a killer in the small town of Franklin, North Carolina.

The relationship between Kassidy and Logan picks up immediately as though eight years of separation never occurred. Kassidy accepts Logan’s reasons for pushing her away, and the love they had for one another has never wavered. The $ex scenes are intimate, intense and seductive.

We are introduced to a number of secondary and supporting characters including the Bennett and Hendrix Racing Teams; Kassidy’s step-brother Sean; her sister Madison; her best friend Janie; her father Richard Bennett and his mechanic Donnie Baker; and Logan’s FBI partner Micah Perry. There may be a building story line between Sean and Janie, as well as Micah and Madison.

The world building focuses on the world of bike racing, and the behind the scenes rhetoric and competition between the different teams. As Logan’s investigation begins to take a more personal direction, Kassidy and her father become targets from an unlikely source.

HIGH SIDED is a story of mystery, suspense, passionate romance, friendship and family. The premise is entertaining and enjoyable; the characters are colorful, animated and engaging; the romance is a sweet seduction to a happily ever after. There is plenty sexual chemistry between our leading couple. L.P. Dover ARMED AND DANGEROUS series is a must read for fans of romantic suspense and happily ever afters.

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Viewing Room (Society X #2) by Heidi McLaughlin & L.P. Dover-Review and Book Tour

VIEWING ROOM (Society X #2) by Heidi McLaughlin and L.P. Dover-Review & Book Tour

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VIEWING ROOM
Society X #2
by Heidi McLaughlin and L.P. Dover
Release Date: September 6, 2016
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, romance

Viewing Room

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Viewing Room Rules:

The rules of Society X are simple . . . break them and you’re out.

Rule #1 – No names
It doesn’t matter if you want to know, it’s forbidden.

Rule #2 – No exchanging numbers
It doesn’t matter if you want to call, it’s forbidden.

Rule #3 – Everything is to remain strictly anonymous.
It doesn’t matter if you want to tell, it’s forbidden.

Whatever your desire. Whatever your fantasy.

The Viewing Room will make it happen.

For Kennedy Vaughn, it’s an escape. For Hunter Miles, entering the Viewing Room means he’s been selected. What you witness in the viewing room will have you asking for more .

•••••••••••

REVIEW: VIEWING ROOM is the second installment in the contemporary adult SOCIETY X erotic, romance series co-authored by Heidi McLaughlin and L.P. Dover. This is Society X employee twenty five year old Hunter Miles, and thirty three year old attorney Kennedy Vaughn’s story line. Society X is an exclusive sex club where membership has its’ privileges and sometimes the cost is too high. VIEWING ROOM can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty.

Told from dual first person perspectives (Kennedy and Hunter) VIEWING ROOM follows attorney Kennedy Vaughn as she steps out of her comfort zone and into Society X in celebration of her recent divorce. Enter Hunter Miles, Society X stripper and male entertainer and the man with whom our heroine will fall in love. What ensues is the building relationship between Hunter and Kennedy, and the fall out of an investigation that threatens Kennedy’s life and the people at Society X. Kennedy’s latest case turns dangerous and personal.

The attraction between Kennedy and Hunter is immediate. Hunter is Kennedy’s fantasy dance on the night of her celebration, and our couple immediately turns up the heat at the end of the night. Hunter is several years younger than our story line heroine, and in this Kennedy has some issues with his age, and his choice of employment and income. Hunter is a young man paying his way through university, and working for Society X is paying all of his bill, as well as someone close to his heart. The $ex scenes are erotic, intense and seductive.

There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including Kennedy’s business partner Chris Marshall, and several office employees and clients. We are introduced to Hunter’s fellow dancers and Society X workers, as well as a number of patrons and regulars at the club.

The world building focuses on Society X-the patrons, the back rooms, the employees who struggle with what they do and why. The Viewing Room allows the patrons to witness and watch without the benefit of touch or participation.

VIEWING ROOM is an erotic storyline with some scenes of graphic violence and language. The premise is entertaining with a little bit of suspense; the characters are colorful, energetic and animated; the romance is passionate, intimate and beautiful. McLaughlin and Dover will captivate your imagination and make you blush with Viewing Room of Society X .

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Tomorrow comes awfully fast and the day flies by. Maybe it’s because I’m not exactly thrilled about watching people have sex all by myself. It makes me wonder what kind of things people ask to see when they have requests. All I can say is that I feel like a creeper.
Chris walks into my office and stops when he gets a good look at my face. “Whoa, why are you so red?”
Glancing at the clock, I sigh. “Because in a couple of hours, I have to watch three people have sex in the viewing room.” He knows that I’m doing my own investigative work, but I never told him exactly what I’m doing until now.
He bursts out laughing. “Are you serious? What if it’s not the guy you’re looking for?”
I shrug. “Then I guess I’ll be watching these people have sex.”
“This is classic. I was going to ask you to go to dinner with me, but you’ll be too busy.”
I roll my eyes. “Ha-ha. I’d much rather be getting some dinner. I think I’m just going to stay here until it’s time to go.”
He tries to hide his smile and fails. “Have fun with that. You’ll have to let me know how it went in the morning.” He chuckles the entire time he walks to his office and then out the front door. I’ll never be able to escape him now; he’ll make fun of me for the rest of our lives.
Once everyone leaves, I eat the rest of my turkey sandwich I had left over from lunch while I look over my notes on Chad Bates. Jennifer never texted to tell me if he was going to be at the club or not, so I guess I’ll just have to find out when I get there. I wonder if Hunter’s ever done something like that … had sex with two girls on stage in front of an audience. That’s one of the reasons why I can never get serious about him. How can I when he does that for a living?
My time is running out so I close up the office and head to the club. The parking lot is packed, but I slip on my necklace and get out of the car. I try to ignore the evil looks from everyone standing in line as I walk up to the door. Luckily, Jared is right inside, dressed in his tux and his dark hair perfectly coifed.
“Good evening,” he says, taking my purse. It’s going to be hard to pin anything on Chad without physical proof. Maybe I can try to sneak in a hidden camera next time. Jared nods for me to follow him and we go through the door that leads to the sex rooms. Placing his hand on the doorknob, he smiles at me. “You ready?”
I laugh. “I hope so.”
We walk inside and he points to the purple, velvet couch. It’s the same place my co-workers sat when Hunter and I were on stage. “All you have to do is sit here and watch the show. If for some reason you have to leave, just press that blue button,” he says, pointing to it on the wall. “That way, I’ll know to come in and get you.”
I nod. “Thanks. I think I got it.”
He starts toward the door. “Enjoy the show.”


 

 

About The Author

Heidi McLaughlin: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Newsletter

Heidi McLaughlinHeidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup, two Parakeets, Gonzo & Hedwig, and their newest addition of a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, Jill.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she’s writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.

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L.P.DoverNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written countless novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

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Title: VIEWING ROOM: A Society X Novel
Authors: L.P. Dover & Heidi McLaughlin
Cover designed by: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design
Release date: September 6, 2016
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Blurb:

Viewing Room Rules:

The rules of Society X are simple . . . break them and you’re out.

Rule #1 – No names

It doesn’t matter if you want to know, it’s forbidden.

Rule #2 – No exchanging numbers

It doesn’t matter if you want to call, it’s forbidden.

Rule #3 – Everything is to remain strictly anonymous.

It doesn’t matter if you want to tell, it’s forbidden.

Whatever your desire.

Whatever your fantasy.

The Viewing Room will make it happen.

For Kennedy Vaughn, it’s an escape.

For Hunter Miles, entering the Viewing Room means he’s been selected.

What you witness in the viewing room will have you asking for more . . .

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about the author

Heidi McLaughlin: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Newsletter

Heidi McLaughlinHeidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup, two Parakeets, Gonzo & Hedwig, and their newest addition of a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, Jill.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she’s writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.

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L.P. Dover: Website/ Facebook/ Twitter/ Google+

L.P.DoverNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written countless novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

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DARK ROOM
Society X #1
by Heidi McLaughlin & LP Dover
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, romance
Release Date January 26, 2016

Dark Room

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RELEASE DATE : January 26, 2016

The rules of Society X are simple . . . break them and you’re out.

Rule #1 – No names
It doesn’t matter if you want to know, it’s forbidden.

Rule #2 – No exchanging numbers
It doesn’t matter if you want to call, it’s forbidden.

Rule #3 – Everything is to remain strictly anonymous
It doesn’t matter if you want to tell, it’s forbidden.

The Dark Room is the only place you can live out your fantasies and no one will ever know it’s you.

For Parker, what started out as a business transaction has turned into an addiction.

For Mia, it’s been a chance to discover who she truly is.

What happens in the dark will have you begging for more .

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DARK ROOM (Society X #1) by Heidi McLaughlin and L.P.Dover-Review and Book Tour

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DARK ROOM
Society X #1
by Heidi McLaughlin & LP Dover
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, romance
Release Date January 26, 2016

Dark Room

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

RELEASE DATE : January 26, 2016

The rules of Society X are simple . . . break them and you’re out.

Rule #1 – No names
It doesn’t matter if you want to know, it’s forbidden.

Rule #2 – No exchanging numbers
It doesn’t matter if you want to call, it’s forbidden.

Rule #3 – Everything is to remain strictly anonymous
It doesn’t matter if you want to tell, it’s forbidden.

The Dark Room is the only place you can live out your fantasies and no one will ever know it’s you.

For Parker, what started out as a business transaction has turned into an addiction.

For Mia, it’s been a chance to discover who she truly is.

What happens in the dark will have you begging for more .

•••••••••••

REVIEW: DARK ROOM is the first installment in the adult, contemporary SOCIETY X erotic, romance series co-written by Heidi McLaughlin and L.P.Dover.

Told from dual first person perspectives (Parker and Mia) DARK ROOM follows two converging paths that focuses on the friends to lovers/forbidden relationship between fashion designer/ fitness instructor Mia Hudson, and billionaire businessman Parker Ward; and their elite memberships at Society X-an exclusive adult entertainment and sex club. What ensues is the push and pull of a forbidden relationship when Parker hires Mia for his new fashion endeavor; and the rendezvous at Society X where nobody knows your name; and the Dark Room holds secrets that can never be revealed.

There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including Mia’s brother and Parker’s best friend Drew Hudson; Society X Club owner Bryce Adams, and Mia’s ex boyfriend Zac. We are also introduced Mia’s besties Rachel and Stacey-Rachel gives Mia the push to experience everything that Society X has to offer.

The world building focuses on Society X-the back rooms, the sex rooms and the Dark Room where couples explore one another without the benefit of sight or sound.

The relationship between Parker and Mia is one of friends to lovers-a fated explosion of mystery, touch and scent-where the desire of the unknown is as strong as for the forbidden fruit. Mia and Parker have loved one another for a number of years, but neither one made an effort to cross over to the other side. The sexual tension is high; their chemistry together is off the charts; the push and pull of attraction, want and need is obvious to everyone but the couple involved. The DARK ROOM at Society X is a turning point in Mia and Parker’s relationship-if only they knew who it was that called to their hearts and minds. The $ex scenes are erotic, seductive, provocative and intense-there is something to be said about using your other senses in the bedroom.

DARK ROOM is a seductive story line; an erotic dance in the dark between two people who have loved one another from afar but have been too afraid to take the first step. The Dark Room at Society X proves that the heart and body knows before the mind’s eye is aware. The premise is arousing and moving; the characters are animated and enthralling; the romance is imaginative and passionate.

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“What’s the dark room?” I ask, trying not to sound intrigued. Although, deep down, a small part of me is jealous.
Before she can answer, Stacey hollers her name. “We’ll talk later,” she explains quickly, before rushing to her sister’s side.
“Do you think we should go out into the club so the escorts see us?” Rachel asks, craning her head to see through the entryway.
“Are you serious? You actually want to be a part of this?”
Her eyes go wide. “Hell yeah. I’m not ready to settle down and have kids. I want to live life while I’m still young. Once you get married, you’re stuck with the same dick for the rest of your life. Talk about boring.”
She wouldn’t say that if she found someone she was in love with. Taking a look around the room, there was a lot going on out in the club. “Okay, fine. Come on, Rach, let’s take a look around. If we’re not allowed to, we can say we’re going to the bathroom.”
Shrieking in excitement, she jumps to her feet. “Thank you, thank you! Let’s go.”
We wave at the other ladies in our party and head into the club. On the other side of the door, the music is playing and the dancers on stage are pumping along with it. They give everyone sneak peeks of their junk and I can’t help but catch my breath.
“I wonder if the owner has to see everyone’s giblets before they get hired. I’ve never seen so many huge cocks in one place at one time,” I murmur in her ear.
“I know, right? It’s heaven. Why can’t I find a guy who’s gifted like that?”
“Join the club and I’m sure you can have all you want.”
Her eyes widen. “Do you think we have a chance? We’re both sexy as hell. And you’re a trainer for Christ’s sake. You look better than me.”
“You’re more outgoing than I am.”
She shrugs. “So? As long as you have what they want, I don’t think it’ll matter.” We walk around the club and every so often I see some of the escorts studying individual people. However, I never see any of them looking at me.
Meredith catches up to us and grabs our shoulders. “Girls, the night’s almost over. I think Stacey’s worn a hole in her panties from all the grinding.”
We all laugh and follow her back to the VIP room. Stacey’s leaning on her elbow, about to fall asleep. “Thank goodness her wedding isn’t tomorrow.” I giggle.
“She has three more weeks to back out if she wants to.” Stacey hears Meredith and flips her off. “Just kidding, sis.” She turns to us and smiles. “She hates it when I say that. Are you two staying a little longer? Stacey is riding back with Alex.”
“I’d like to.” Rachel pouts her lips and turns to me. “Just a few more minutes?”
“Fine,” I grumble. Saying our goodbyes to Stacey, some of the other girls help her out of the room. Once they’re gone, Meredith joins Rachel and me back in the VIP room. It’s just us, which is perfect because we have full view of the stage.
“So, tell us about this dark room,” Rachel prods.
Smiling wide, she leans forward but then stops when her gaze meets something at the door. “I think you’re about to find out for yourselves.”
“Good evening, ladies,” a voice calls out. Rachel gasps and my heart thunders out of control. It couldn’t be true, could it? Turning, I focus my attention on the tall, dark and handsome escort. He smirks and nods toward the door. “I was wondering if you ladies would be interested in exploring all of the possibilities the club has to offer.”
“Yes,” Meredith answers before we can. “They would love to.”
He winks at her and laughs. “It’s good to see you again, Ms. Chambers. Do you want to come with them?”
“Of course.”
She and Rachel get up and follow him out the door, leaving me to stew in my seat. “Mia, come on!” Rachel demands when she notices I’m not following them.
“I don’t know if this is such a good idea.”
Sighing, she walks up to me and takes my hand. “You can do this. Don’t you owe it to yourself to live your life? When you’re old and gray, you can look back and say, ‘I did this and I wasn’t afraid.’”
“I don’t think fucking strangers is an accomplishment.”
She shakes her head. “No, but living out your true fantasies is. Not many people get the chance to do that. Now let’s go!”
Taking a deep breath, I follow them down a side hallway to a closed door. The escort types in a code and it opens up to another hallway. Once the door shuts, he turns to face us. “You two have been selected to be a part of Society X’s elite. I’ll tell you more about it, but first, is this something you think you’re interested in? If not, I’ll be happy to escort you back to the main room.” He stares at me, but I stand firm and nod once. “Good, let’s get started.”
We walk down the hall to another room, where he picks up a couple of documents and hands them to us. “These are your applications. Fill them out, and later on in the week we’ll let you know if you passed all the requirements. More information will be given to you then, but for now, just know that we’ll take care of your needs—meet your every desire.”
“So you can get a horse in here?” I giggle, my nerves getting the best of me.
Meredith snorts, but the guy stares at me and doesn’t laugh. He must think I’m serious. Great. Rachel’s eyes about fall out of her face and she smacks me in the arm. “Mia! Knock it off, would you?” She turns to our escort. “Please continue, and do your best to ignore my friend.”
He nods and takes us on a tour, showing us the viewing room, the bondage room, and lastly, the dark room. “In the dark room, your partner will not be able to see you. You’ll rely on your other four senses to guide you. This room is purely confidential and anonymous, since you won’t be able to talk with or see your partner. But rest assured, all of our clients are top notch. We’re very particular about who we pick.”
“So basically, you’re saying you’re not going to invite smelly-ass men with beer guts?” I ask. Rachel snickers and Meredith tries to hide her smile.
He shakes his head. “No. The only reason we would find someone of that stature is if a client requested it, but so far that hasn’t been the case.” I didn’t think so. “Does any of this sound appealing to you?” he asks.
Rachel and Meredith both stare at me with hopeful eyes. Sighing in defeat, I hold out my hand. “I’m going to need a pen.”

About The Author

Heidi McLaughlin: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Newsletter

Heidi McLaughlinHeidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup, two Parakeets, Gonzo & Hedwig, and their newest addition of a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, Jill.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she’s writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.

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L.P. Dover: Website/ Facebook/ Twitter/ Google+

L.P.DoverNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written countless novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

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