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BOOK PREVIEW: The Outskirts by T.M. Frazier

The Outskirts

by T.M. Frazier

The Outskirts

Fear and love are very much the same.

They both make your heart race and your body shake.

They make you tremble and anticipate.

They make you frantic with thoughts that consume.

Embracing fear is the same as embracing love.

It hurts.

It ends.

All is lost.

All can be found again

PROLOGUE

Finn

You can tell a lot about your life by the sounds around you. It’s damn frightening how quickly they can change without warning.

One day it’s the roaring and cheering of a crowd at the local game. The clinking of beer bottles. Flirty feminine laughter.

The next day it’s the sound of a radio being hastily shut off.

Gasps.

The dull thud you’ll never be able to rid from your nightmares.

The screams are followed by the worst of it all.

Silence.

If you listen very closely you’ll be able to hear something else. Something more. A sound so distinctive it can’t be mistaken for anything other than what it is.

The sound of your own heart breaking

CHAPTER 1

Sawyer

I didn’t cry.

Not one single tear.

What kind of person doesn’t cry at their own mother’s funeral?

I don’t know why I was asking myself the question when the answer was a relatively obvious one.

I was all out of tears.

Just like my mother had been.

What I did do was fixate on how much Mother would’ve hated the entire service. Men sat in front while the women stood in the back, as was our church’s custom.

All were dressed in black.

Mother detested black.

“Family is why God put us here on this earth. Family can build us up and family can tear us down. It’s a sad day when we lose a member of our own community, a mother. A wife. One of God’s devoted children,” Reverend Desmond proclaimed.

As many times as he’d met my mother over the years, he didn’t know a thing about her.  Which made sense because he’d never actually spoken to her. Father always did the speaking on behalf of our ‘family’, while Mother and I stood behind him obediently, with our heads bowed and our hands folded. Eyes to the ground.

Eyes always to the ground.

And it was because he didn’t know my Mother that the Reverend’s sermon was generic at best.

Cold.

No personal details of any sort.

What the Reverend did say was that my mother, Caroline Dixon, was where she was always destined to be. Happy and safe in the arms of our Lord and Savior.

A burst of uncontainable laughter flew out of my mouth and when heads turned in my direction I played it off as a sob of grief. Which, although better than laughter, was also unacceptable.

Without even looking up I could feel my father’s fury from the front row, but my outburst couldn’t have been helped. The hypocrisy was hilarious.

Safe in the arms of our Lord and Savior?

The Church of God’s Light believed that suicide buys you a one-way ticket to hell. Sure, they all played it off like it was an accident, but I knew the truth.

Mother wasn’t accidentally hit by that car.

She knowingly, and with purpose, walked in front of traffic that day.

My father either didn’t know, didn’t care, or just didn’t acknowledge the possibility that it wasn’t an accident. But I wasn’t surprised. He had a way of believing what he wanted and expecting others to believe the same. Even if it was all lies.

Even if those lies were about himself.

Like the one about him being an upstanding citizen.

A leader in the church.

A devoted and loving husband and father.

A man of God.

Father played the part well. He looked just like a widower in the throes of grief with his head bowed. When in reality, he was probably trying not to nod off after downing a large portion of a new bottle of whiskey that morning.

“She was an obedient woman,” the Reverend continued.

Obedient? That was the best he could come up with?

My head spun.

The whole truth was that my mother, Caroline Dixon, was someone who rarely smiled. She lived under a roof ruled by constant fear. She rarely left the house. She apologized a lot and often. If anyone was keeping a running tab, ‘I’m sorry’ was the sentence she spoke most often during her life, and even then it was only said in a barely audible whisper to the floor.

A realization hit me so hard I felt like I’d been kneed in the stomach. I doubled over and stumbled backward, muttering apologies to the women I’d knocked into.

Father glanced back and to anyone else, he appeared sympathetic when he flashed me a sad smile.

I knew better.

I could see the fury forming behind his cold eyes. There was no way my outbursts were going to go unpunished.

They never did.

I kept walking backward until I was clear of the tent and the crowd. I dropped to the ground and slid all the way down until my back was flat on the grass and the top of my head was pressed against a shiny granite gravestone.

The revelation I was having would turn out to be the thought that launched a thousand ships. That day my life was changed forever. I made a decision to start down a path there would be no coming back from.

Ever.

But if I kept on living the way I was. The same way Mother had lived. Subservient. Submissive. Abused. Battered. Then that sermon, those very same generic words and lies about a life Mother never lived, would be spoken at another funeral someday.

Mine.


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BOOK TEASER: Exes with Benefits by Nicole Williams

Exes with Benefits

by Nicole Williams

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Who’s excited for Nicole William’s new standalone?

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BOOK COVER REVEAL: Exes with Benefits by Nicole Williams

Exes with Benefits

by Nicole Williams

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He wants a second chance. I want a divorce. To get what I want, I’ll have to give him what he does.


Another goodie by Nicole Williams!

I cannot wait for this new standalone. There’s no full synopsis yet but I can feel that this one would surely be a must read. Coming this September 17, pre-order now:

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BOOK COVER REVEAL: Sick Fux by Tillie Cole

Sick Fux

by Tillie Cole

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When Ellis Earnshaw and Heathan James met as children, they couldn’t have been more different. Ellis was loud and beautiful – all blond hair, bright laughs and smiles. Heathan was dark and brooding, and obsessed with watching things die.

The pair forged an unlikely friendship, unique and strange. Until they were ripped apart by the sick cruelty of others, separated for years, both locked in a perpetual hell.

Eleven years later, Heathan is back for his girl. Back from a place from which he thought there was no return. Back to seek revenge on those who wronged them.

Time has made Heathan’s soul darker, polluted with hatred and the thirst for blood.

Time has made Ellis a shell of her former self, a little girl lost in the vastness of her pain.

As Heathan pulls Ellis out of her mental prison, reviving the essence of who she once was, down the rabbit hole they will go.

With malice in their hearts and vengeance in their veins, they will seek out the ones who hurt and destroyed them.

One at a time.

Each one more deadly than the last.

Tick Tock.

Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and very mature topics. Recommended for ages 18 and over.


This cover is so sick!!!

It perfectly feels like Sick Fux and Tillie Cole. It’s awesome. *happy sigh*

As Heathan pulls Ellis out of her mental prison, reviving the essence of who she once was, down the rabbit hole they will go.

OMG. I cannot wait for this book. I have missed reading dark romances and this will be the perfect fix. Tillie writes the sweetest and darkest hero/heroines, I’m so excited to meet Ellis and Heathan. 

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BOOK TEASER: Tycoon by Katy Evans

Tycoon

by Katy Evans

Tycoon

He wasn’t always this rich. This hot. This difficult.

Aaric Christos was a guy who protected me. Wanted me. Maybe even loved me.

That man is gone.

In his place is the most powerful real estate tycoon in the city.

He’s a cold, ruthless, aggressive businessman.

The only one who can save me and my startup from ruin.

It takes every ounce of courage to put my pride aside and ask for his help.

I didn’t expect him to offer it easily.

And he doesn’t.

Instead, he vets me harder than he’s vetted anyone.

Don’t invest in what you don’t know, he says.

He’s assessing every piece of me, to the point I’ve never felt so bare.

I yearn for the boy I once knew, whose touch once craved me.

Putting it all on the line will be worth it, I tell myself.

Until I realize—too late—that some risks are not worth taking


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BOOK COVER REVEAL: Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

Without Merit

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In Colleen Hoover’s gripping novel, reminiscent of the bestselling works of Liane Moriarty and Jojo Moyes, a young woman decides to reveal the dark secrets of her seemingly-happy family before she leaves them behind, but when her escape plan fails, she must deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth.


What a gorgeous cover! OMG, it kinda reminds me of Confess. (See what I did there?) This is just so perfect. It has CoHo drawn all over the cover. I can almost see and feel the rawness of this book. I cannot wait. I absolutely cannot wait for October 3rd to come. Mark your calendars because you wouldn’t want to miss out any book written by the amazing Colleen Hoover.

Pre-order now!

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