Book Promo Feature – Owned by the Hitman by Alexis Abbott

Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Alexis Abbott to the blog! She’s here to share about her book, Owned by the Hitman. If this book sounds like something you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy or two.

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hitman“You will be my woman for a year, servant to my whims and desires. I will not hurt you, unless you want me to.”

I’m in deep to the Mafia. My father was the one who made the deal, and when I inherited his club, I also inherited his troubles.

Ivan wants to save me, or so he says. More like he wants me to be his slave for a year. After the one-night stand I had with him, though, would that be so bad? With his impossibly hard body, and the way he always makes me scream…

But he’s still a monster. He’s a criminal, and something so much worse.

And yet I can’t stop the tingling in my body every time I think of how he touched me, and those dark but delicious words rolling off his tongue, tinged with his Russian accent.

He knows what I’ll say, even before I do. “I’ll take your offer.”

A full length Romantic Suspense novel. On sale & contains Criminal by Alexis Abbott for a limited time. Owned by the Hitman ends at approximately the 53% mark.

Owned by the Hitman can be purchased from Amazon

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I’m Alexis Abbott, and I love bad boys, gritty backdrops, and super steamy sex! Sign up for my mailing list to be notified of new releases, sales, giveaways, and lots of other fun stuff 😉

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Alexis can be found on her blog, and Twitter

 

 

Book Promo Feature – Shadowed promise by Sunanda Chatterjee

Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Sunanda Chatterjee to the blog. She’s here to share about her book, Shadowed Promise. If this book sounds like something you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy or two.

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SunandaChatterjee_ShadowedPromise800A sweeping saga of family secrets, romance, and politics…

Moyna’s cousin panted at the doorway, heavy with child. “Who did this to you?” her father shouted.

And Moyna knew that somehow she would be blamed for this unspeakable shame on the family. Her aunt blamed her for all the tragedies, from the death of Moyna’s own parents to the riots in Bombay. But, as her cousin lay dying of stab wounds, Moyna promised to protect the baby.

In a panic, eighteen-year-old Moyna made a hasty decision that would return to haunt her years later.

Bullied as a child, Sameer wants to make the world a safer place. He has spurned a cushy career in his father’s law firm for public service. Sameer is drawn to the mysterious Moyna when they meet in Los Angeles. The attraction seems mutual, but Moyna remains cautious and secretive about her past, insulating herself from love to protect others from her unlucky curse.

At the cusp of political victory, Sameer faces increasing gun violence and death threats leading to an FBI investigation. But his greatest challenge comes when a shadow from Moyna’s past threatens to destroy their future.

What hope do they have with the media hungering for a scandal?

A story of friendship, redemption, and forgiveness, “Shadowed Promise” is a journey from blind faith to triumphant love.

Shadowed Promise can be purchased from Amazon

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Sunanda-ChatterjeeFreelance author, blogger, and ex-Indian Air Force physician Sunanda Joshi Chatterjee completed her graduate studies in Los Angeles, where she is a practicing pathologist. While medicine is her profession, writing is her passion. When she’s not at the microscope making diagnoses, she loves to write fiction. Her life experiences have taught her that no matter how different people are, their desires, fears, and challenges remain the same.

Her themes include romantic sagas, family dramas, immigrant experience, women’s issues, medicine, and spirituality. She loves extraordinary love stories and heartwarming tales of duty and passion. Her short stories have appeared in short-story.net and induswomanwriting.com.

She grew up in Bhilai, India, and lives in Arcadia, California with her husband and two wonderful children. In her free time, she paints, reads, sings, goes on long walks, and binge-watches TV crime dramas.

Sunanda can be found on her blog and Facebook

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Excerpt:

Sameer chased her down the walkway. She opened the side-door to the stairwell, and when the door nearly swung shut, he stuck in his foot and opened it again. She had already reached the landing, so he took the stairs two at a time. “Moyna, I wanted to say congratulations!”
Her face glowed in the cardinal and gold graduation gown. A low pony swung below the cap, the tassels of which hung at her cheek. She looked happy. She smiled at him, for a moment, without holding back. Her smile was dazzling in its brilliance. Why didn’t she smile more? “Was that all you wanted?”
He grinned. You have no idea what I want! “I was thinking… now that you’ve graduated, maybe we can take this to the next level.” She was leaving the dorm and moving to an apartment off-campus, and he wondered if it would all end before it even started.
She glanced at him and as usual, a veil dropped on her face, hiding her true emotion. “Take what to the next level?”
“I mean, I want us to become exclusive. Just date each other. See where this goes.”
She turned away and opened the door to the second floor hallway.
He grabbed her wrist. “Moyna, where do you see this going?”
She didn’t jerk her hand away, like she’d done in the past. “Sameer, I have a lot of baggage. There are things about my past… I can never tell you.”
“I don’t care about the past. I want to know if there’s any hope of a future for us.”
She sighed, a sorrowful, regretful sigh that turned his heart cold, as if she had slapped him on his face. She would never let him into her heart. But she said, “You’ll never be satisfied with what I can offer.”
You’ve offered me nothing before! He put his arm around her waist and pulled her close. “As long as you’re giving me all you can offer. Moyna, you have no idea what you make me feel. Just be with me. With time, you’ll trust me enough to let me into that wonderful heart of yours.”
She stared with those hypnotic eyes. Her lip trembled a little. And he had no doubt she felt the same way. He drew her closer, held her face, and pressed his lips to hers, as her cap fell to the floor.
Her lips felt petal soft against his, her arms on his back felt like chains from which he never wanted freedom. His hands roved over her neck and back and came to rest on her hips. The smell of her perfume, her breath, the feel of her skin against his, intoxicated him.
Above and below them, footsteps of students echoed in the stairwell. He hungered for breath, but couldn’t let go. She seemed to melt in his arms as she clung to him, teasing his hair, and raking his back.
When she pulled away, he wondered what year it was.
She was panting. “What about all those other girls you hang out with? The Marilyn Monroes of the world?”
“Who?”
“The girl you were making out with during my first Halloween.”
“Oh! Yvette Brodsky? She was my girlfriend in high school. But she means nothing to me.”
He pulled her closer, but she put her hands on his chest. “Will there be more nothings in your life if I’m part of it?”
All he wanted was to kiss her, be with her, be hers. “No, of course not.” He leaned in again.
She bent backwards, pushing against his chest. “How can you be so sure?”
He watched his reflection dance in her eyes and it felt so right. That’s all he wanted. Her image in his eyes, and his in hers. Nothing else mattered. “Because you’re everything to me. I … I think I’m in love with you.”
He felt her stiffen as she took a step back. Did I say something wrong? Her expression was inexplicable. Her lips trembled, her eyes moistened, and it seemed that every fiber of her body wanted to be with him.
And yet he heard her saying, “I can’t do this!” She turned away and darted down the corridor toward her room.
He chased after her and grabbed her wrist. “I don’t understand. Is there someone else?”
She whirled around to face him, eyes wild with panic. “What? Yes. Yes, there’s someone else!”
She tried to wrench her hand free, but he tightened his grip. “Who? Karan? How come I’ve never met him?”
She stopped struggling. “You’ll never understand. Please, Sameer, I can’t be with you. Walk away from me. For your own good. It’s best for both of us.”
“I don’t believe it.” He jabbed his finger at the stairwell. “Just a minute ago you were kissing me. Tell me it meant nothing to you!”
“Stop!”
He saw a sparkle of tears in her eyes and his face softened. “Moyna, look into my eyes and tell me you don’t love me.”
She didn’t say anything. He wrapped her into a powerful embrace and kissed her, tasting the tears on her cheeks. He shivered as her hands snaked below his arms and ran up his back, hooking around his shoulders; she clung to him, and their bodies molded into each other.
He felt the warmth of her breath, her skin, and her flesh, and knew he never wanted to be with anyone else. After a moment’s hesitation, she kissed him back, sending his head spinning.
He lifted her off her feet with ease and pinned her against the wall. She wrapped her arms around his neck and nipped at his lips, as his hand found her breast. Control was out of the question. The fire of that raw desire burnt any logic he had left. He wanted her as much as she wanted him.
And then she struggled out of his embrace. A sharp pain pierced through his numbed consciousness when she stamped on his shoe with her three inch heel. He winced and hopped on one foot.
Panting, she glared at him and scrubbed her mouth. Then she pushed against him with both her hands, her eyes brimming with angry tears. “You arrogant, presumptuous, selfish bastard! Just because you’ve never been refused anything in your life, you think you can go about taking what’s not yours.”
Confused, he frowned and took a step toward her as she backed into the wall. “But you’re mine, Moyna!”
She gave a scornful laugh. “Your wealth means nothing to me. Your beauty means nothing to me. You’ll never be like Karan. Karan was brave, noble and selfless. You’re nothing!”
Sameer stepped back, his mind in turmoil. She hates me. Her dalliance with him had been a farce. The last three years had been a lie. He rubbed his forehead, stunned. “Wh…”
She yelled in a shaking voice, “Do you hear me? You mean nothing to me! Leave me alone.”
He clenched his fists, turned on his heel, and walked away, his steps booming in the quiet corridor, as his future with her vanished into oblivion.

Book Blurb Feature – Juliana (Vol 1: 1941-1944) by Vanda

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Interview with Aleron Kong, author of The Land: Founding

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Book Promo Feature – Playing Pretend by Tamsyn Bester

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Book Promo Feature – Pianist in a Bordello by Mike C. Erickson

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Book Promo Feature – Escape from Ancient Egypt by A.K. Taylor

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Book Promo Feature – The Song of the Jubilee by Raeden Zen

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Book Promo F eature – Demons, A Runes Companion Novel. Eirik Book1 by Ednah Walters

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Book Promo Feature – Pianist in a Bordello by Mike C. Erickson

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