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Thursday, August 31, 2017

New Release! THRASHER - Book 9 in the Bestselling Enigma Series by Ditter Kellen! #alien #supernatural #romance @DitterTheGreat1

New Release!

THRASHER - Book 9 in the Bestselling Enigma Series by Ditter Kellen.

Are you all caught up?
Be prepared for non-stop action, high energy angst, and a love story that's sure to scramble your emotions! 

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Blurb:

Ex-CIA agent Melvin Escabar has sworn to live and die by his honor. Love is a weakness, nothing more. Now he spends his time in the underwater fortress of Aukrabah, working to protect the Bracadytes from the land walkers who will stop at nothing to destroy them. Dubbed “Thrasher" by the Bracadytes, Melvin becomes a blood brother to the giant warriors and would gladly die fighting alongside them. He has no time for love, nor does he want the inconvenient emotion. Until the beautiful Arkadian warrior, Kaspyn, is thrust into his life. Kaspyn is fierce, gorgeous, deliciously deadly… Her very presence threatens to thaw Melvin's icy heart.

As the daughter of a king, the Arkadian princess Kaspyn must adhere to certain rules laid out by her father: never show weakness, die with dignity, and know your enemies. Though the Bracadytes aren’t Kaspyn’s enemies, the humans they consort with are another story altogether. Especially the cocksure Thrasher. His sheer arrogance and dominant ways are enough to set her teeth on edge. Not to mention the human blood that pumps through his veins. No, Kaspyn has no use for the land walker, Melvin Escabar, other than a place to store her blade. But something about him draws her in, disarms her…until he haunts her dreams and every waking thought. All Kaspyn knows is she has to get Melvin Escabar out of her system—or risk losing her heart forever.

"This book was a roller coaster ride of feels for me, featuring all the characters from the previous books! With heart stopping moments that had me gasping and yelling at my kindle!" 
~Angel's Addiction~

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Pre-Order Now; Cimmerian Shade @naughtynightspr @ginakincade @erzabetbishop #PNR



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Saturday, August 26, 2017

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Surrender by Erzabet Bishop @naughtynightspr @ginakincade @erzabetbishop





Out now from USA Today bestselling author Erzabet Bishop! A contemporary romance with bite that will leave you craving more…

Multiple 5 star reviews! ☆☆☆☆☆

Surrender by Erzabet Bishop

A new beginning…
Fleeing from a relationship gone horribly wrong, Jocelyn Frazier makes the choice to start a new life. If only her car had gotten the memo. Stranded in the parking lot of what seemed to be a night club, she walks into a world she never knew existed. A new job with room and board are the answer to her prayers, but can she really outrun the ghosts of her past or will they come back to claim her?

Broken trust…
Master Caine has just come out of a five-year Master/sub arrangement after a bitter breakup. He spies the new barmaid instantly, dismissing her as just another pretty face. When circumstances put them in close proximity, his resolve to stay at a distance is put to the test. He finds himself enamored by the curvaceous blonde. Soon the teacher becomes the student and he learns that the gift of trust might just be the greatest surrender of all.



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5 star review! ☆☆☆☆☆

“This is a wonderful story of healing and finding love. The two main characters in this story are both damaged by past loves. Sparks fly when the main characters meet, as they come to know one another they find themselves healing from their past relationships.
This is a story that will quickly draw you in and keep you turning the pages. The characters are well rounded and drawn out. I look forward to reading more from this author. 5 stars!”

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Friday, August 25, 2017

THRASHER - Book 9 in the Bestselling Enigma Series releases August 31st! #pnr #scifi #alien #shifter @DitterTheGreat1



THRASHER - Book 9 in the Bestselling Enigma Series releases August 31st. Are you all caught up? Be prepared for non-stop action, high energy angst, and a love story that's sure to scramble your emotions! 

Pre-order now: http://amzn.to/2w4EqSk


"This book was a roller coaster ride of feels for me, featuring all the characters from the previous books! With heart stopping moments that had me gasping and yelling at my kindle!" 
~Angel's Addiction~

Read the Series - http://amzn.to/2vdOcme

Pre-Order: Arcane by USA Today Bestselling Author Erzabet Bishop @naughtynightspr @ginakincade @erzabetbishop @shifter_lover






Author: Erzabet Bishop
Release date: Oct 24, 2017
Series: Curse Workers #3

Blurb:
Lies, betrayal, and maybe a battery-operated boyfriend...
She’s done with men. But someone needs to tell her wolf.
When Laurel’s Alpha female is found murdered and her Alpha turns up missing, the Briarwood Pack is turned upside down. An unwanted blast from Laurel’s romantic past puts her to the test as the fine line between love and hate is redefined. If she can keep herself alive. Love can be murder…unless it saves your life.

Nerdy, hunky boys with a knack for the dead need love too…
With his roommate back from the dead and his future as Montelier College of Witchcraft and Arcane Sciences new necromancer on staff on hold after his mentor’s murder, James Merryweather finds himself looking for answers in the one place he never thought to find them. And when a chance encounter leads him to his heart’s desire, will he have the strength to claim the woman he loves before she’s ripped from his arms forever?

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Excerpt:

Prologue

The crowded streets of Salem a few weeks before Halloween

“Blixana. You shouldn’t be out here. What if someone sees you?” Esmay, her brownie watchdog tugged at the sleeve of her shirt.
Frustrated and in no mood to listen to the lesser fae, Blix marched out past the boundaries of the old churchyard and found herself in a world of mortal enchantment. She’d observed for far too long and tonight she was going to taste everything. Nothing in Faerie could ever compare to the bustle and sheer humanity of the sights in front of her.
The streets were chock full of people, mostly on foot. Human women dressed in a combination of riotous colors and black, some sporting broomsticks and others giant gourd like creations with faces. Men dressed in black walked along, their eyes caressing the women next to them, no doubt in anticipation of what else the night had to offer behind the thrall of closed doors.
The scent of baking and sugary snacks sent her mouth watering. And the loud raucous laughter from a place called The Copper Kettle beckoned her the loudest. What did these humans have that drew so many inside? Was their ale as good as the Summer Meade in Faery? No doubt it was better. More earthy.
She ran a hand down the denim fabric she’d seen the humans wear and a thin top that still let the chill of the October winds dance along her skin. She would have to return before the Dark Queen found her missing. But for a little while she could wander in a world where what you saw was very often what you got. It was not so in Faerie.
“Get back here. Do you want the Fenris to see you?” Esmay hissed. “He’s the guardian of the Gate. Did you not think he would notice you slipping through?”
Blix locked her jaw and turned to face the little tattletale. “Go ahead, Esmay. You tell him. All I wanted was to come across before it got locked down for Samhain.”
Esmay let go of her and crossed her arms over her chest, looking up at her with a belligerent expression. “If you go out there, I can’t protect you from the wolves. Or anything else that comes prowling.”
“You won’t need to,” she scoffed. “Now go. I’ll be back soon enough. I’ll even bring you back a sweet.”
The greedy brownie’s eyes glittered in the dark as Blixana stared down at her. Esmay was already caving in; she could read it in her eyes. The promise of sweets always won, whether it was back home or sneaking a treat from a trespassing human on a picnic in their churchyard. Her mother served in the Dark Court, as did Blixana’s and they both knew their way to enjoy a moment or two without the intrusive eyes of the Court watching. Thus far they’d only gone through to visit the Gate protected churchyard, but as in everything else, Blix was given an inch but preferred to take a mile.
“Fine. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Boundaries for a reason. Pix addled pixie. Going to get killed. See if I care.” The brownie stomped off, leaving Blix to her own devices.
Where should she go first? No human money graced her pockets, but she didn’t need it. A simple turn of the wrist and a light step made anything she wanted ripe for the taking. Her slippered feet rested on the concrete sidewalk and she frowned, taking in the footwear of the passersby.
With a wink and a nod, she glamoured the slippers into black boots, rocking back and forth on the two inch heels, marveling at how they felt on her feet.
Striding forward, she brushed a strand of hair out of her face and let herself be absorbed into the crowd. With the costumed folk all around her, no one would notice her differences, but all the same, she made sure the pointy tips of her ears were hidden beneath her hair.
She’d gotten half a block when she felt the chill breeze of Other at her heels. Scuttling forward on the new boots, she scurried deeper into the fray of partygoers.
What could be trailing her? A nymph perhaps? Or even a sprite? They both loved the thrill of adventure and chomped at the bit to delve into the human world.
Or was it a selkie, easy to transform into human form and then back into the body of a seal? She turned her head upward, letting her senses run wild but she couldn’t tell in the crush of people.
“Damned brownie. Probably ratted me out already.” She spotted a tavern up ahead. The Copper Kettle. A smile turning up her lips, she darted forward, only to be yanked back by a fist in her hair.
“Going somewhere, pixie?”
She collapsed to the ground, two large men standing over her, the moon shining in their eyes.
Wolves.
A shiver tore through her. She’d heard tell of their ferociousness but had never seen them before. But still not as deadly as a sidhe warrior could be. How could they be? Mayhap she could outrun them and make it back to her churchyard. She scrambled up, only making it a few feet in an alley right next to the pub before they downed her a second time. A well placed boot had her sprawling out amidst the damp grass and discarded beer cans and cups.
“What…what do you want?”
“You broke the treaty. Fae don’t belong here.”
She blinked, her mouth gaping open like a fish. That was supposed to be an old wives tale. No one but Fenris guarded the Gate.
“Please. Let me go.”
“I don’t think so, little fae.” The larger of the two knelt down, his teeth much too sharp in his mouth.
Then he smiled. Blix started to scream, lashing the wolves with a dose of pixie dust, the only curse she knew thrown in for good measure. Fang and claw were the only truths she knew as they tore at her flesh.
“Get off me!” She doused them with an inconsequential burst of pixie dust to no avail.
Battered and bruised, she fought and struggled to remember the vibrant colors of Faery, instead of pain and the greasy beer smell of the mortal plane. Esmay was right. She had been a fool, but she was not yet without a parting gift for her attackers. One more spell. One more burst of power from the deepest parts of her. The only spell she’d ever read from her grandmother’s book of the arcane.
As she slipped from the world, sight leaving her eyes, she smiled as the gleam of crimson found its way into the eyes of the now cursed wolves and surrendered freely to the welcoming darkness.



About the author:

Erzabet Bishop is a USA Today bestselling author who loves to write naughty stories. She is the author of Lipstick, Crave, Malediction, Map of Bones, Sanguine Shadows,  Arcane ,The Science of Lust, Wicked for You, Heart’s Protector, Burning for You, Taming the Beast, Mistletoe Kisses, Burning Midnight (Cimmerian Shade), Surrender, Torment (upcoming), Hedging Her Bets, Cat’s Got Her Tongue (upcoming), Waking Up Wolf, Arcane Imaginarium: Spirit Board, Holidays in Hell, Mallory’s Mark, The Devil’s Due (upcoming), Charity Benshaw’s Enchanted Paddle Emporium (upcoming), Baked with Sass (upcoming), Club Beam, Pomegranate, A Red Dress for Christmas, The Black Magic CafĂ©, Sweet Seductions, The Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires, Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation along with being a contributor to many anthologies. She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects and watch monster movies.

Follow her on Twitter @erzabetbishop.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

RAPID PULSE: A Limited Edition Spicy Romance Collection #PreOrder #99c 22 Hot Pulse Rising Books #Hetero #SameSex #Paranormal #Romance #KU @naughtynightspr @erzabetbishop @ginakincade

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Symphony of Night
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High-Rise Heat
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Damon
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Kiss and Tell
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The Thrill of the Chase
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Sleeping in the Dragons Den
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Shifter Vigilante
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White Lies
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Alpha's Surprise Mate
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Rise of Silver & Steam
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Her King's Kinky Proposal
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The Red Queen
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Wicked Perfection
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Breaking the Rules
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Living A Lie
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Promise You
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Boss
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Featuring New York Times, USA Today, and International Bestselling Authors, Rapid Pulse is a sizzling, diverse collection of hetero and same sex romance reads crafted to launch your heartbeat into high gear and drive your senses wild.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Cimmerian Shade: Liz Gavin and Halloween at Club Desire @naughtynightspr @ginakincade @erzabetbishop @LizGavin_author




Get ready for 22 doses of hot, heart-pumping romance from the darkside with heroes and heroines to keep you turning the pages! Grab this 24-author set now for only 99 pennies! This is a limited edition, and the steal-of-a-price is for a limited time featuring stories from award winning, bestselling authors. 

For your reading pleasure, we'll be featuring each author with a story of her choice for the next few weeks. Some will include interviews, and all will include excerpts. Today's featured author is Liz Gavin.



One night of passion

Clara Hervaux wants to go back to New Orleans and celebrate Halloween with Marcel at Club Desire. But things are complicated now that the movie star is the target of some crazy fan who’s been threatening her. How can she ditch the bodyguards that follow her around? Is it safe to go there alone? Will she be able to keep her escapades at the club as a secret? Or will she disappoint her favorite ghost and fail to spend Halloween night with him this year?



Sprawled on a big, soft couch, I was reading some kinky novel in the library, my favorite room of the house. Henry stormed in and threw a bunch of sheets of paper on my lap. They were covered in words and letters cut-out from magazines and newspapers, which made them look like something out of an old-fashioned, film noir flick. You know, those classic black and white films where some Bogart-looking actor plays an anti-hero, usually a cynical private detective. He’s approached by a mysterious femme fatale who wishes to hire him either to find out who’s after her or to help her get rid of someone. 
“What’s that, sweetie? The studio head’s idea of a clever pitch for a remake? Or did the printer break down?”
“Very funny, Clara. They’re the letters I’ve told you about. There’s a new one every day. Sometimes two. We should go to the police.”
“Nonsense! Forget about them.”
“I can’t. You’re in danger.”
“You’re overreacting. I’m not in danger. Throw them away. Burn them. I don’t care what you do, just get rid of these letters. They don’t mean anything.”
“But, they say they’ll take you away. They go into a lot of details about what they’ll do to you once they get you. I must confess I have nightmares about some of them. We can’t sit on our hands and do nothing.”
I grabbed a few of them, skimmed them over and showed them to my overzealous assistant.
“Here, darling, look. They say they’ll teach me a lesson because I’m a slut who ruined George Clooney’s marriage. You know I didn’t wreck George’s marriage in real life. My character had an affair with his character in a damn movie. Why would I worry about these letters, for crying out loud? They’re a load of crap.”
“Because whoever is writing them is clearly insane, that’s why. There’s no need to be afraid of mentally healthy people.”
I petted the couch beside me. After hesitating for a couple of seconds, Henry sat beside me and I ran a hand over his muscled thigh.
“Relax, will you?” I kept stroking his leg as I spoke softly in his ear. “I’m not afraid of this lunatic. I don’t want to lose my precious freedom over something so ridiculous. And that’s what’s going to happen if Peter finds out about these threats, you know.”
I kissed his neck before tracing his ear with the tip of my tongue. He shivered, but went on talking, although his voice sounded throaty.
“As your manager, that is his job. Besides, I saw somebody following us in a tinted-glass SUV the other day.”
Henry’s breath was choppy by then, which was an excellent sign, since I had been trailing soft, open-mouthed kisses up and down his neck, along his tightly set jaw. I nibbled his earlobe while he stroked my inner thigh, under my short skirt, until he reached its top.
   












Saturday, August 19, 2017

Creatures iTunes Bonus Books With Purchase #limitedtime @naughtynightspr @ginakincade @erzabetbishop @shifter_lover @inkmuse @LydiaSherrer @lauramg_tdir



27 Books for just 99 cents? Yup, you can get the 21 book box-set Creatures AND 6 bonus ebooks just for 99 cents if you order here on iTunes
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Mythical Creatures with Juliana Haygert #BravetheBeasts @naughtynightspr @ginakincade @erzabetbishop @Juliana_Haygert

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JULIANA HAYGERT

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Image Three (Blog Post) Choosing one favorite mythical creature is hard! I like so many of them! I’ve written about a few—gods, demons, witches, ghosts … and I have unpublished manuscripts about vampires, werewolves, fae, and more. I actually invented a few on some of these manuscripts. That’s the fun part about writing, right? Being able to create new things, new worlds … But if I do have to choose one, I would say witches. The cool thing about witches is that you can do anything you want with them. They can be good witches, evil witches, elemental witches, more like psychic powers witches, or they can have one specific gift and no other kind of magic. They can be linked to Salem and/or witch trials, they can be born or made, they can have grimoires and depend on potions and enchanted objects. Or not. There are no rules and we can have fun with them. For the Creatures boxed set, I actually invented a “mythical” creature. They are called Tziganes and they are like gypsies but with real, powerful magic. They are just like witches in that sense—the powers and how they use them and the fact that some part of them is human—but laced with gypsies’ traditions and setting. It was fun to write about my dear, mysterious Tziganes and I hope my readers like it too. Juliana Haygert is the Author of Gypsy Heart. You can find out more about Juliana here! Image Four (Blurb) If twenty year old Mirella could just pretend she wasn’t a gypsy for one second, maybe her life wouldn’t suck. But turning off her enhanced sixth sense isn’t something she can do. When she’s attacked by mysterious masked men, questions and fear rise. And the answers probably lie with Mirella’s mother, the same woman who she hasn’t spoken with in over a year. Their reencounter is unpleasant, as is learning the truth that Mirella is more than just a gypsy. She’s a Tzigane, a line of very powerful gypsies, and because she doesn’t live in a secured enclave, she’s an easy target for the Alchemists—a group obsessed with Tzigane’s magic. Her mother and two enemy enclaves fight to teach her how to control her magic, when all Mirella wants is to go to college and go out with the guy she’s crushing on—while ignoring the trail of bodies amassing around her. But living free brings danger to her friends’ lives, and Mirella will have to choose between continuing to pretend to be normal or letting her inner power take over to engage in a century old battle where the price might be her own life. Facebook Post 4

Friday, August 18, 2017

Cimmerian Shade: Red L. Jameson With This Heart @naughtynightspr @ginakincade @erzabetbishop @shifter_lover @RedLJameson ‏




Get ready for 22 doses of hot, heart-pumping romance from the darkside with heroes and heroines to keep you turning the pages! Grab this 24-author set now for only 99 pennies! This is a limited edition, and the steal-of-a-price is for a limited time featuring stories from award winning, bestselling authors. 

For your reading pleasure, we'll be featuring each author with a story of her choice for the next few weeks. Some will include interviews, and all will include excerpts. Today's featured author is Red L. Jameson.



1.   When did you start writing?
Before I could write real words. I used to make “books” from paper and construction paper, held together with glue or yarn, and scribble my stories, which would invariably change, since I wasn’t writing real words. J

2.   What makes your stories unique?
For every story, I want to wrench as much emotion as I can from the characters and the plot. I want my readers to laugh, cry, and most importantly to fall in love.

3.   Is there a common thread that runs through your books?
Perseverance. Love is many things—great and splendid. But my characters are all gritty and raw and will persevere through whatever life (or me, actually) will throw at them. 

4.   If money was of no concern, what would you envision as your perfect lifestyle? (where would you live, what would you do all day, etc.)
I love my life with my family and pets, and right now I have a garden that makes me so happy. That said, if money was just rolling in, I would love to quit my day job—as an editor, buy horribly expensive cars and trucks, and spoil my loved ones with everything they’ve ever wanted.

5.   Name a few of your favorites (colors, TV shows, movies, stars, songs, etc.)

I binge watch Orange is the New Black and House of Cards. I’m obsessed with Game of Thrones, but only the HBO series, not the books—sorry! I adore Alexis Hall’s writing and can’t get enough of his books. I never can pick a favorite color because I love so many—namely blue, green and red. And I love summer days next to some kind of water—river or lake or ocean—with my family. 


Talk about a killer kiss…

Being a former soldier with PTSD takes its toll on Aaron and has wiped him clean of optimism along with having dreams. But he’s no longer sure if he’s living in reality or fantasy after he tries to save a friend and finds his world filled with women who have wings and…Valkyries.





Adala kills. Not on purpose. She’s a Valkyrie—from just one touch, she takes warriors to the afterlife. Oh, but she’d give anything for a break, for normalcy, to have one day of not wearing her legionnaire uniform. When she’s asked to talk to the human Aaron to help him understand just what he’s in for when he tripped into her world, she jumps at the chance, even though she knows Aaron more than she cares to admit, even though she has an insane crush on him, even though she can’t touch him at all. But she gets to wear jeans and talk to a man—a real-life, hero of a man.



From her adorable made-up swearwords to when she wears his clothes, from the fact that she’s hundreds of years old to her pet Pegasus, Aaron falls hard for the shy Valkyrie. Dare he risk his life for a kiss? He’s thinking about it, because already he’s given her his heart.





With This Heart is a standalone story, that’s part of the With These Wings Series—books that mix rock-hard military men with feathered-fantasy femme fatales for a sizzling hot adventure to find love. Join Chanticleer winner, Red L. Jameson, for more of this heart-tugging fairy tale series.



“Jesus, in one day you’ve been shot and burnt by me.” He ran a hand through his hair, swallowing as he watched the angry red dots of skin turn back to glowing flesh. “Oh, wow.”
“It’s okay.” She wiped a little more at one of her legs. “See? I’m all better now.”

He straightened looking down at her. She was tall, only about four inches shorter than him, and he liked that. Way too much.
“Yeah, but I never want to hurt you.”

She tilted her head like she’d never heard anyone speak those words together and wasn’t sure what they meant. She looked confused and a dark edge of panic raced through her eyes.

He stepped back, giving her space. “I’m really sorry. Jesus, I’m making the worst first impression.”

“No.” She looked down at the creamy kitchen tiles. “I’m probably making you nervous.” She softly laughed. “I forgot I’m wearing this.” Glancing up, she touched the leather and brass armor snug around her thin hips. “I look like a loon. I act like a loon—”

“No.”

“It’s no wonder you…I’m making you nervous, aren’t I?”

He shook his head. His nerves weren’t from her outfit, although they should have been. And he wasn’t acting like a teenager, all jerky movements and clumsy, because she was a Valkyrie with a longsword strapped to her back. Those things should have freaked him the hell out.

It was her—her scent, her voice, her hazel eyes that held so much fear yet seemed to see straight into him that had him acting fidgety.
He sucked in a breath. “You want a change of clothes?”

She blinked, a delicate pink blooming in her cheeks, neck, the small portion of her chest he could see.

He took another step back and looked at the sauce, flinching when he saw the noodles and took them off the burner. Glad to be busy doing something as he drained the pasta, he said, “I mean, I have sweats you could borrow, get comfortable in.”

She didn’t say anything for a long moment, but finally whispered, “That’s very nice of you. I’d like that.”

“I’ll, ah, get dinner ready while you change.”