Release Day: “A Precious Love” (Believe #3.5)

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Title: “A Precious Love” (Believe #3.5)

Author: Karen Ferry

Series: The Believe Series, book #3.5

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Susan Garwood – Wicked Women Designs

Release Date: 11th December, 2017

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Trish Lawson never thought she’d meet a man willing to put up with her type of crazy, but Alex Darrow might end up surprising her.

Alex was never meant to become my lover. On top of being hot as sin, he is gentle, sweet, and honest – not the kind of fun I was looking for. But fate has other plans for us, entwining a thread around our souls and pulling us closer at every turn. Soon, I start to believe that we might have a future together.

That our love is precious.

In the end, fate decides to play the ultimate trick on us, and we are left bleeding and in torment.

The pain becomes too much to bear, and I attempt to sever the tie between us.

The only problem is that Alex won’t let me.

He turns my body into flames of lust while his lips speak of his love for me.

My heart still aches from the loss we share, but I don’t know if I can keep resisting him.

Author’s Note: previouly published as a short story to feature in The Love After Losing Anthology, but has now been expanded. Can be read as a standalone.

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“You must spend a lot of time working out, I guess?”

He winks at me as he leans across the bed to give me a kiss.

“Yup. But I really don’t want to talk about that right now.”

I hum as his tongue traces my lips.

“Oh?” I sigh. “What do you want to talk about, then?”

Let’s not talk at all. Just keep kissing me.

His mouth leaves mine and he grabs my hips, lifts me up and puts me down on top of him. I wrap my arms around his neck, already a little turned on.

His arms rest lightly on my hips as his eyes wander over my naked body.

“I want,” he starts slowly, “you, Trish.”

I chuckle.

“You have me, babe.”

No sooner have the words left my mouth than he shakes his head.

“I don’t mean only for tonight. I want you for far longer than that.”

Frowning, I fiddle with the ends of his hair.

“You’re talking about having an exclusive relationship, aren’t you?” I whisper.

He nods, his eyes serious.

Sighing, I shrug.

“I’m not sure I can give you that, Alex. I don’t think I’m made for it, to be honest.”

“Explain.”

I wet my lips as I look away from him. He deserves an honest answer from me, but I wish he wouldn’t push for one already.

“Can’t we just continue seeing each other whenever we fancy?” I hedge.

He sighs, his jaw ticking.

“Look, I’m a simple man,” he grumbles. “I’m thirty-nine years old, Trish. I’m done with playing games. I want you more than I’ve wanted anyone else in my life, but I’m not going to be your fuck buddy.”

I wince at the harshness of his voice.

“Don’t cheapen us,” I whisper.

“I’m not the one doing it, Trish. You are. You’re belittling what we might be. What are you so afraid of?”

I shake my head and make a move to get off his lap, but his arms hold me in a tight grip.

“I don’t want to fight, Alex,” I seethe, “but it seems like you’re hell-bent on having one.”

He purses his lips.

“That’s not what I’m trying to do,” he sighs. “I’m just trying to tell you how I feel.”

“Well, stop, because it’s ruining my mood,” I huff and cross my arms.

“Stop being so scared,” he whispers.

“Stop telling me I’m scared.”

Our eyes lock, neither one of us willing to back down. Eventually, I roll my eyes, frustrated with the both of us.

“You’re so stubborn,” he grumbles.

“I’m Scottish, babe. It’s in my blood, so you’ll just have to deal with it.”

He grins, making my mouth pop open in shock.

“Fine. I’m willing to let it go this time, but don’t think you’ve won, angel.”

“Wait, what?”

“You heard me. I’m a strong-headed Scot myself. I’ll get my way in the end.”

“Excuse me?”

I sit up straighter and plant my fists on my hips. When Alex’s gaze sweeps down over my breasts, I clear my throat.

“Okay, you know what? I don’t want to fight, so let’s play some games instead.”

His arms squeeze me gently before he pulls me closer, and I shiver when I feel his cock twitch between my centre. It hardens further beneath me, and I smile triumphantly.

Crisis diverted.

“What kind of games?” he murmurs and blows on my nipple. I tremble and lean closer, rubbing myself on his cock.

“Are you opposed to handcuffs?” I whisper and let my arms fall to my sides.

His eyes snap up to mine. I wet my lips as I wait for his answer.

“Not if I get to put them on you.”

I smirk and bend my head to catch his earlobe between my lips.

“Perfect,” I breathe.

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Karen Ferry is a thirty-something writer, wife to a quiet, laidback man, and mother to a gorgeous, stubborn, redheaded girl who keeps her parents on their toes.

Even though Karen is Danish, she has always felt more at ease writing stories in English, and she is a complete Anglophile and bookaholic. She loves Italian food and wine, travelling, and spending time with her family. When she is not writing, she reads – her favourite genres are New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Erotica and Romantic Suspense. She can never get enough of romance.

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Release Day Blitz: “Christmas Wishes – a Fool for Love novella” (Believe #2.5)

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Title: “Christmas Wishes – a Fool for Love novella” (Believe #2.5)

Author: Karen Ferry

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Release Date: 1st December, 2016

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Most lovers can’t wait to celebrate their first Christmas together –

but for Suzy and Garrett, the special season comes with a few surprises

 SUZY

I got the happily-ever-after that I had always hoped for. My life in New York seems like a fairy-tale – though my knight is not a white one. He is all the colours of the rainbow, and I love him more and more with each passing day.

Despite my happiness, I miss my home. I miss my parents. I miss my friends.

I wish I knew of a way to combine my past life with my present.

Maybe I can wish for a little Christmas magic?

GARRETT

She’s my light – the only one who can see into the depths of my soul. I’ll do anything to keep her happy. I wish she would let me inside her mind so I can help erase the shadows from her eyes.

Our happiness is interrupted when my family find themselves in trouble. I have to help them get back on the right track before it’s too late.

All they want is a Merry Christmas, but how is that possible when the outside world won’t let them?

***Author’s Note: This is a novella in the Believe Series and it is important that you read Fool for Love first.***

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SUZY

“Never thought it would happen,” he whispers. His hand moves from my breast, up my neck, then finally rests on my jaw. He traces my lips with his fingers, and a delicious shiver runs down my spine. The pads are rough, but his touch is as light as a feather.

My heart melts.

“You never thought what would happen?”

His eyes roam my face as he makes me wait for his answer. The heat in them makes my breaths grow more shallow, and it feels as if every part of my being is singed from his fire.

“Never thought I’d find a woman who’d be able to pull me out of the darkness.”

I stop breathing for a moment. My eyes prickle as tears gather in them.

It’s so rare that he talks about his past now, that it always takes me by surprise when he mentions it.

His eyes stop their perusal as he touches his forehead to mine for a short moment.

“Never thought I’d be so lucky,” he murmurs.

My arms constrict around his neck.

“Never thought one woman’s smile would light me up from within like yours always does.”

“Please stop,” I whisper, my voice trembling from the love that I can feel touching my soul in his every word.

“My love.” His lips brush mine, and I lift my head, trying to deepen his kiss. He won’t have any of it, though. Both of his hands come down to frame my face, and his thumbs sweep my hair away, baring me completely before him. As always, I yield to his will, even though patience is the last thing on my mind right now.

“You’re going to make me bawl like a baby,” I sniffle, trying to smile.

He laughs low, the deep rumble that I love so dearly, but it’s gone as quickly as it started.

“I hope I’ll never stop being worthy of the love you have given me so freely.”

Even before he’s done talking, I shake my head.

“I promise – I swear – that’ll never happen, honey.”

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Karen Ferry is a thirty-something writer, wife to a quiet, laidback man, and mother to a gorgeous, stubborn, redheaded girl who keeps her parents on their toes.

Even though Karen is Danish, she has always felt more at ease writing stories in English, and she is a complete Anglophile and bookaholic. She loves Italian food and wine, travelling, and spending time with her family. When she is not writing, she reads – her favourite genres are New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Erotica and Romantic Suspense. She can never get enough of romance.

Or of too many book boyfriends, either.

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Release Day Blitz: “Fool For Love” (Believe #2) by Karen Ferry

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Title: ”Fool For Love” (Believe #2)

Author: Karen Ferry

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 27th April, 2016

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What do you do when everything you thought you knew about yourself turns out to be a lie, forcing you to re-evaluate your life?

Do you face them?

Or do you run?

My name is Suzy. I am the girl who has always believed in fairytales, unicorns, and that wishing upon a shooting star would make all my dreams come true.

I have always had faith that I would find my very own Prince Charming. I have always been certain that we all have a soul mate…that we will find our true love someday, and that we must never give up.

But not that long ago, I started to wonder…

What if my Prince is in fact…a Princess?

Why is it so hard to be seen for who I am?

Love is love, isn’t it?

I have started to lose faith in my once so adamant beliefs: where is my one? Where is the person who will be able to restore my faith in the fairy-tale and the happy-ever-afters?

Is New York the right place for someone like me? Or will she squish me like a small, insignificant bug beneath her feet?

Only time will tell.

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I nod and just stare unseeingly out the windows behind the TV. My mind is addled by sleep, and I can’t focus on anything.

I raise my hand and point half-heartedly in the direction of the bed behind us.

“I’m just going to go to bed,” I mumble and stand up.

“Sure. Before you do…” Garrett’s voice trails off and I look at him, my brows raised in question.

“Yes?”

“I need your phone number.”

I frown. “Why?”

“Because we’re living together, and if we need to get a hold of each other, it’s easier to do if I have your number. No more notes.” His stare is fixed on me, and there’s a stubborn set to his mouth.

I nod once and shrug lightly. “I guess it makes sense. Do you have your mobile on you?”

He takes it out of his back pocket, and I rattle off my number. He presses a few keys before swiping the screen.

“I just sent you a text so you have mine.”

“Great.” I yawn loudly and quickly cover my mouth.

Garrett’s lips twitch into a crooked half-smile, and my heart skips a beat.

Dang it.

“Goodnight,” he whispers. I smile quickly and turn my back on him.

As I get under the covers, my smile returns when I hear him call Rufus to him. I glance surreptitiously at him, and my heart melts when I find him standing up, Rufus on his hind legs and Garrett holding onto the front paws planted on his chest. It kind of looks like a man hug – just with a man and a dog instead.

“What did I tell you about the furniture?” Garrett mumbles, but Rufus’ tail only increases in speed. “You’re impossible.” He shakes his head but grins as he does it, eyes crinkling at the corners. This is just too freaking much for me.

Garrett quickly kisses Rufus on the head before releasing him, and my heart drops to my feet when his eyes meet mine. I look down quickly and turn on my side, my back to him. I hope like hell that he can’t hear the way my heart is racing away just now. Realistically, I know that he can’t, because of the distance between us, but it beats so loudly, I’m not entirely sure. My ears pick up on his feet walking away from me, and I sigh as quietly as possible.

Damn you, Garrett. Why did you have to show me that you have a heart?

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Karen Ferry is a thirty-something writer, wife to a quiet, laidback man, and mother to a gorgeous, stubborn, redheaded girl who keeps her parents on their toes.

Karen tends to have a short fuse if she does not get a proper caffeine fix first thing in the mornings, but she is, in fact, a gentle person deep down.

Karen loves Italian food and wine, travelling, and spending time with her family. When she is not writing, she reads – her favourite genres are New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Erotica and Romantic Suspense. She can never get enough of romance. Or of too many book boyfriends, either.

Even though Karen is Danish, she has always felt more at ease writing stories in English, and she has not read a book in her native tongue in over ten years. She can be very outspoken and a complete fan girl of other authors online but can be very shy once she meets you in person.

 

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