ULR Feature: Guarded (The Silverton Chronicles) by Carmen Fox

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When everyone’s existence depends on the lies they tell, trust doesn’t come easy.

Ivy’s neighbors have a secret. They aren’t human. But Ivy has a secret, too. She knows. As long as everyone keeps quiet, she’s happy working as a P.I. by day and chillaxing with her BFF Florian, a vampire, by night.

When a routine pickup drops her in the middle of a murder, her two worlds collide. While Florian knows how to throw a punch, deep down he’s a softie. His idea of scary? Running out of hair product. It’s time Ivy faced facts. Even with a vampire on stand-by, one gal can only kick so many asses.

For help, she must put her faith in others. A human, who might just be the one. A demon, who will, for a price, open the doors to her heritage. And a werewolf, who wants to protect her from herself.

Torn between these men, Ivy must tread carefully, because one wants her heart, one wants her body, and one wants her dead.

A sexy urban fantasy by the author of Divide and Conquer.

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Excerpt

A shadow peeled off a dark corner and rushed across the road. My thoughts of the unfairness of life lifted, and I smiled. Dressed in his usual muted colors, Florian gave a mock salute. Not even the lack of a California tan detracted from the fact that he was, by all accounts, a handsome devil. But it was his inner qualities that made him my best friend.

I got out and slammed the door shut.

Flo shot me his trademark grin that half begged to be mothered, half promised a naughty night. “Happy birthday, Ivy!”

“Not so far. I think my car’s kaput.” I sent an eyeroll toward the steam escaping the hood.

“Oh?” His forehead puckered. “Let’s see. Did it slug and thud into the drive?” His index finger in his ear, he shook his tilted head, as if to force out some lingering noise. Check. Is it stinky?” He sniffed the noxious plume surrounding the vehicle. “Check. Broken side view mirror? Check. Well, I can confidently say I notice nothing out of the ordinary.”

“You’re a funny guy, mister. If you’re not too busy doing standup tomorrow night, do you think you could chauffeur me?” I pouted. “I have a work thing, and getting the car fixed might take some time.”

“Aww, come here. Of course I will.” He yanked me into a firm mother-bear hug.

I held tight. His fresh, if powerful, cologne was a scent for sore noses, and I added another couple of gratuitous sniffs. Thanks. I needed that.”

“I’ll let you get some rest, then. You don’t seem in the mood for a birthday bash. But if you change your mind, you know where to find me.” Despite his curious looks at my front door, he knew better than to invite himself in. With a wave, he turned and crossed the road to the large building he and his siblings called home.

I never let anyone enter my house without at least half an hour’s notice. The metal guards on my walls would reveal my secret. And more than anything, my friendship with Florian was based on mutual subterfuge.

He didn’t tell me he was a vampire. And I didn’t tell him I already knew.

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About the Author

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Carmen lives in the south of England with her beloved tea maker and a stuffed sheep called Fergus. An avid reader since childhood, she caught the writing bug when her Nana asked her to write a story. She also has a law degree, studied physics for a few years, dabbled in marketing and Human Resources, and speaks native-level German and fluent Geek. Her preferred niches of geekdom are tabletop games, comics, sci-fi and fantasy.
She writes about smart women with sassitude, about pretty cool guys too, and will chase that plot twist, no matter how elusive.
Expect to be kept guessing.
For details on this or Carmen’s other work, visit her website at www.carmen-fox.com.

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Book Review

ULR: Try a Little Tenderness: A Hislove.com Novel

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Husband and wife Isaiah David Paul and Allyson M. Deese team up to bring a street-themed Christian romance to life.

Amirah Dalton has accepted her calling to be in outreach ministry at her local church. The only problem is that she’s the only unwed female in leadership, and she feels the pressure to find a husband—fast.

After serving time in prison for larceny and mail fraud, Mateo Valdez joins the newly formed Street Disciples Ministry in Asheville, North Carolina in an effort to atone for his sins and spread the word of Christ.

Amirah and Mateo both join His-Love.com in an effort to meet someone of the opposite sex willing to give them a chance. Will they listen to God and connect, or will they let Satan allow their perceptions of one another get in the way?

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Book Review

“Wow! This is my first time reading anything by this couple. I admire the way this story was told and how the readers can relate to the real life issues that both of them are facing. This is a great change in reading for me. I also enjoyed the urban yet christian edge this book has. I will be looking for more from these two! ” – Amazon Reviewer

About the Authors

Being in love with the written word since pre-school, Allyson began writing poetry in her teens, but it would be years before she floated on cloud nine . . . into the world of writing to entertain and inspire others. Once writing explicit romance, she now dedicates all of her writings to God with the prayer that her stories will touch the hearts of her readers.

Isaiah was born with the gift of the written word and began writing and publishing at a very early age. He dedicates his life to writing stories that glorify God and taking it where it’s needed most, the streets.

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ULR Feature: Thuggz Valentine by Wahida Clark

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ThugvalentineThis is the first Street Lit book to be written in reverse! Thuggz Valentine is the story of a modern day Bonnie & Clyde, natural born killers who go out in a blaze of glory after taking on the city’s police force.
Step by step, readers relive Ebony and Bless’s last day together . . . Valentine’s Day. The day however, starts nothing like it ends, and as time goes back, hour by hour, the two lovers are unable to avoid destiny. Fate brings them together in a most bizarre way, and the couple realize the day is not about winning, it’s about embracing the moment, no matter the outcome.
Thuggz Valentine is the story of a ghetto love doomed from the beginning, but definitely worth the trip to Hell.

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Book Review

“Ebony was messed up since she was born didn’t have a chance. And Bless was Aaron sweetheart at first but the unleashed a beast for real. I hate the ending but I figured it out. Dam is all I can say ” – Amazon Reviewer

About the Author

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Four-time New York Times bestselling author Wahida Clark has become one of the most sought after Urban Lit authors of this generation and is one of only 4 Urban (Street) Lit authors to appear on the New York Times bestseller list. To date she has released 13 successful novels including Four New York Times bestsellers. Her own publishing company, Wahida Clark Presents is one of the fastest growing independent publishing houses in the country. WCP has 51 titles currently in stores across the country and has a roster of 19 established urban authors. Wahida Clark has sold more than 700,000 novels to date including Four New York Times bestsellers with Cash Money Content. Her latest novel, the CMC release, Honor Thy Thug , made its debut on the New York Times bestsellers list at #23. It is the follow up to her New York Times bestselling title Justify My Thug (2011, CMC) which debuted on the list at #19, only two weeks after release. Payback Ain t Enough (also from CMC), made its debut on the New York Times Extended Bestseller List at #27 in 2012 and is the follow up to Payback With Ya Life (2008). Payback With Ya Life was one of only four urban fiction releases to appear on the New York Times list. Wahida is hailed as the Queen of Street Literature. Per Professor Vanessa Irvin Morris of Drexel University School of Library Science s Readers Guide to Street Literature, Wahida Clark is the creator of the Thug Love Fiction genre which is a sub-genre of street lit. She is also the first street lit author to pen a series, thus establishing the trend. Wahidas style of writing has become the template for urban literature. When you read her novels, they are so real you are convinced that you either know the characters; you want to know the characters; or you are one of the characters!

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