<— Charmed: A Masters and Mercenaries Novella IS LIVE!! JT’s highly anticipated book is here!! And to celebrate this release, she (as well as her publisher, 1,001 Dark Nights Press) is sponsoring today’s newsletter and we have a fun tidbit about Lexi (below), AND a giveaway!
“He was the conqueror and she the well-satisfied prey.”
And while this one CAN be read as a standalone, so many in our crew have gone crazy for it, and they suggest you devour each one. So… here’s the series reading order (<— including all the novellas and spinoffs – plus huge love for it there…) and here:
Tiffany: Love the master and mercenaries series.
Beth: My fave is Lexi Blake’s Love and Let Die in her Masters and Mercenaries Series. Ian and Charlie are amazing!
Janet: I’m reading Lexi Blake’s ‘Masters and Merceneries’ series that you mentioned about a week ago, and really enjoying them. They’re pretty addictive…
So what’s it about?
JT Malone is lucky, and he knows it. He is the heir to a billion-dollar petroleum empire, and he has a loving family. Between his good looks and his charm, he can have almost any woman he wants. The world is his oyster, and he really likes oysters. So why does it all feel so empty?
Nina Blunt is pretty sure she’s cursed. She worked her way up through the ranks at Interpol, fighting for every step with hard work and discipline. Then she lost it all because she loved the wrong person. Rebuilding her career with McKay-Taggart, she can’t help but feel lonely. It seems everyone around her is finding love and starting families. But she knows that isn’t for her. She has vowed never to make the mistake of falling in love again.
JT comes to McKay-Taggart for assistance rooting out a corporate spy, and Nina signs on to the job. Their working relationship becomes tricky, however, as their personal chemistry flares like a wildfire. Completing the assignment without giving in to the attraction that threatens to overwhelm them seems like it might be the most difficult part of the job. When danger strikes, will they be able to count on each other when the bullets are flying? If not, JT’s charmed life might just come to an end.
**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
The author posted this sneak peek (on her Facebook page):
“Hi.” She was standing in front of him, a glass of red wine in one hand and a beer in the other. “You looked like you could use another. Please tell me if I’m intruding. I don’t want to bother you, but I’m a bit on the lonely side and you didn’t seem to be waiting on anyone.”
“I’m not.” She wasn’t talking like she knew him—or rather knew his twin. She was talking like a woman who’d seen someone she was interested in. “Please join me.”
She smiled and he was utterly dazzled. “Thanks. It’s been a long time since I chatted up a bloke. You’ll have to forgive me if I’m terrible at it. I’m Nina.”
He loved that accent. It was familiar since his mother had been born in England. She hadn’t moved to the States until she’d married his dad. That accent oddly sounded like home.
He didn’t want to say his name now because he liked the idea that he was nothing more than a guy in a bar and she was a woman who wanted to spend a little time with him. But he wasn’t going to lie to her. “Jackson. But my friends call me JT.”
She held out her hand. “Nice to meet you, JT.”
There wasn’t a hint of recognition in her eyes.
And she says:
And here’s a fun “personal” tidbit about Lexi Blake herself.
Q: The summer is pretty much upon us and I’m curious to know what your first summer job was?
A: Six Flags. I worked at the Judge Roy Scream back in the late eighties. Best part of the job? Getting to ride it every morning to make sure it was all in tip-top shape. Worst part? Having to go up the first hill and stand with guests when it locked up.
OMG GASP!!!! That just freaked me out. LOL!! I used to love riding rides as a teen… still do I guess, but I’m way more cautious in my older age. 😉
Now for the giveaway!
We’re giving away a Dark Nights swag pack (which includes a 1001 Dark Nights limited edition coloring book, colored pencils, and promo booklet & bookmark).
How to enter for a chance to win it?
Just leave a comment below (or better yet, tell me your favorite mercenary book, or your favorite Dom), and by 10pm EST, Sunday May 28th, 2020, I will randomly select one lucky commenter as the winner.
The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond confirming their mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. The Dark Nights swag pack will be sent to one winner by the publisher.
US ONLY for now on this one (but we’re going to have an international giveaway for ebooks in just a few months).