Shayla Black http://shaylablack.com New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:21:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 74872186 THE EDGE OF DOMINANCE Excerpt! http://shaylablack.com/2016/09/edge-dominance-excerpt/ http://shaylablack.com/2016/09/edge-dominance-excerpt/#respond Mon, 05 Sep 2016 13:41:36 +0000 http://shaylablack.com/?p=6181 Enjoy this excerpt from THE EDGE OF DOMINANCE (Doms of Her Life Book 4) releasing September 13, 2016!  BLURB Now that Macen “Hammer” Hammerman shares the bond he’s long craved with Raine Kendall and his best friend, Liam O’Neill, he should be looking forward to a bright future. But recent trauma has exhumed the demons […]

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Now that Macen “Hammer” Hammerman shares the bond he’s long craved with Raine Kendall and his best friend, Liam O’Neill, he should be looking forward to a bright future. But recent trauma has exhumed the demons Hammer thought long buried. He must confront them while Raine fights to forget her past and Liam struggles to keep their new family intact.

When a shadowy figure emerges, determined to right old wrongs, he sets in motion a plot that threatens to tear the trio apart forever. With emotions running high and forces mounting against them, can they battle their foes and bury their ghosts so they can live happily ever after?

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Friday, February 8

Shadows was haunted.

Macen “Hammer” Hammerman stood with his back to the wall in the dungeon of his BDSM club, watching scenes play out around him. The scent of leather filled his head. A whip cracked. A sub he barely knew let out a feminine moan. Bodies entwined. The constant erotic ebb and flow of pleasure that played out around him night after night made him hunger for the only woman he’d ever craved.

Raine Kendall.

In the corner, a Dom spanked his sub. Hammer clenched his fist. It had been too long since he’d felt the burn of his palm on Raine’s taut, lush backside, heard her cry in his ears.

But after the trauma she’d suffered last December, his Dominant urges raged too hot for her. If he unleashed them, he’d break her. Much better for Raine if he stayed away.

In his pocket, his phone buzzed. He pulled out the device and glanced at the screen. His best friend and the man he shared her with, Liam O’Neill, had texted him a video.

When he clicked on the clip, Raine parted her bare thighs. He’d know her body anywhere. Petal-pink silk clung to her hips, framing transparent black lace that kissed her pussy…where Liam had conveniently focused the lens. She dragged her fingers over the damp, clinging fabric, pausing to rub her clit with an audible pant. “Please…” she cried. “Macen!”

Instantly, his cock jolted to life.

Liam’s accompanying message read: Don’t you wish you were here?

Yes. Balls deep. Every fucking night.

Yet you’re always working while Liam is at home, getting his fill of Raine.

Because his best friend was better at balancing his Dominant needs with his sexual ones.

Goddamn it, every time Hammer closed his eyes, the memory of Raine on her knees, looking up at him with blue eyes full of yearning, taunted him. The phantom grip of her pussy squeezed him. Hell, he could almost taste her on his tongue right now.

More blood surged downward. He went from merely hard to steely enough to pound nails.

Hammer shoved the phone in his pocket with a growl. The nagging in his cock wasn’t going away on its own. It never did.

He’d learned that the hard way.

Biting off a curse, he headed to his fucking office. Again.

As he whirled around, he nearly ran into Pike, one of his dungeon monitors. “Carl is coming to bitch at you. Same shit. Just a warning.”

“I don’t have time. Deal with it.”

“He’s insisting on talking to you.”

“Then throw him the fuck out,” Hammer called over his shoulder.

“For the night?”

“Or for-fucking-ever. I don’t give a shit.”

Macen just wanted five damn minutes alone.

He’d barely finished the thought when Carl—an egomaniac of a Dom—approached with an angry scowl.

“I’m getting tired of Knotty Master not cleaning the equipment after—”

“Either tell the man to clean it up or have your sub do it. Do I look like your maid? Your mother?”

Carl narrowed his eyes. “You can’t talk to me that way.”

Hammer clenched his fist, fighting the urge to punch the prick. “I just did.”

Without waiting for Carl’s reply, Hammer stormed across the dungeon, glowering at anyone who dared to make eye contact. The crowd took a collective step back.

Except Beck, Shadows’ resident sadist. He wore a disapproving smirk.

“What?” Macen glared, never breaking his stride.

“Just admiring your people skills…”

“Fuck you.”

Beck shook his head.

This night just kept getting better and better. Hammer’s cock throbbed. Raine’s luscious video burned a hole in his pocket. Why wouldn’t everyone go the hell away so he could enjoy it in peace?

Lewis, his new security geek, approached with a question on his face.

Hammer preempted him. “Is it death, blood, or a lawsuit?”

“Huh? Oh, no. I’m just not sure how to—”

“Save it for later.”

Macen finally prowled the last steps through his office and into his bedroom. He plucked his phone free as he slammed the door behind him. With one hand, he jerked off his tie. With the other, he tapped his thumb on the cell phone’s screen. The video launched. He lay on the bed, yanked down his fly, and lost himself between Raine’s legs.

His dick was already desperate and leaking when he wrapped himself in a tight fist. He jerked on his shaft as Raine’s breathy plea echoed in his ears. The insatiable lust he’d always felt for her flared in his belly. His hold turned brutal at the sight of her slender fingers teasing the nubbin he loved to suckle. Fuck, what he wouldn’t give to plunge his tongue beneath that veil of lace, lap at her sweet-tart cream, and fuck her with his mouth until she screamed his name.

Batting his thumb over the play button again and again, Hammer watched Raine’s self-induced suffering in an endless loop. Memories of the first time she’d drowned him in the wicked heat of her mouth—in this very bed—assailed him. He’d broken his own rule and sunk his fat crest into her narrow slit right here, too. The devastating friction had unraveled every one of his good intentions. He’d fucked her hard.

His cock grew thicker, his skin stretching impossibly tighter, as he quickened his fist and pawed himself with unrelenting strokes. A familiar tingle edged down his spine.

“Fuck yes.”

Hammer slammed his fist down to his hilt, aching to feel Raine shatter. When she came, her snug cunt clamped down as if she sought to force him out. But he always shoved his way back in, taking her again, driving through her spasming flesh until she clawed him and screamed.

He stroked harder. His balls drew up tight. His pulse thundered in his ears.

With a yell, he erupted into his hand, his seed spilling, his body humming.

As he lay staring at the ceiling, panting and sweating, he dimmed his phone.

This shit would be so much better if Raine were really with him. In cuffs. Begging. And Liam loomed behind her, squeezing into her tight ass while Hammer stuffed her cunt full and—

“Fuck.” He rolled off the bed and kicked his pants away. If he didn’t stop thinking about Raine and sex in the same sentence, he wouldn’t make it out of his office for the rest of the night. He should know. He’d been jacking off in here for weeks.

Each night, he went home so fucking desperate to claim her. To make her strip. To tie her to their bed. To crawl inside her head and, together with Liam, command her body.

But two months ago, Hammer had found her car door gaping open in his empty parking lot at four thirty a.m., the contents of her purse on the ground, and Raine nowhere in sight. He’d been shaken to the soul. He and Liam had searched frantically to stop her attacker before the bastard raped and murdered the only woman who completed them. Miraculously, they’d found her in a dingy warehouse nearby. She’d been clutching a slick knife in her delicate fist, naked and freezing, rocking despondently in a pool of blood near the father she’d been forced to kill.

She hadn’t been the same since. None of them had. So when he forced himself to go home in the wee hours of the morning and saw Raine sleeping, guilt and contrition inevitably strangled him. His cock battled his conscience.

His needs almost always lost.

Why should Raine have to fulfill his sexual demands when he hadn’t even provided her the basic safety she deserved?

Shoving his question aside, Hammer rose from the bed and made his way to the shower. He scrubbed his body as if he could wash away his failures. It went against his grain to sulk like a bloody weeping vagina, as Liam would say.

That manipulative son of a bitch. He’d sent the video of Raine to torture him.

It had fucking worked.

With a heavy sigh, Hammer shut off the water and snatched a towel off the nearby hook. Wrapping it around his waist, he stepped from the shower stall.

“Did you give yourself the best thirty seconds of your life again?” Beck leaned against his bathroom wall with a smirk.

“Don’t tell me your sad personal stories, man.”

“You’re not funny. Didn’t your momma ever warn you that if you keep pulling on your peter, you’ll go blind?”

“Is that why you wear glasses when you work?” Hammer drawled and stepped toward the fogged mirror. “What the fuck are you doing here?”

Beck held up his phone. Not even three days of dark stubble could disguise the sneer on his face. “Why is your BFF texting me to ask if everything’s all right?”

“No idea.”

“Want to tell me why you’re biting off everyone’s heads?”

Fuck. Beck was here to be “helpful.” The last thing Hammer wanted to do was talk. It wouldn’t change a damn thing. “Because people like you won’t leave me alone.”

“Oh, you’re hurting my little feewings.” Beck chuckled. “Seriously, all this pouting is going to ruin your big, bad Dom reputation.”

“But you think a sadist acting like a nagging wife will improve yours?”

“I haven’t even started nagging at your sorry ass.” Beck reached behind him and shoved a bottle of tequila at Hammer. “Drink up. I’ll drive you home later.”

“What is this for? You think I’ll be your cheap, easy lay for the night? Pass.”

“Your witty one-liners are sounding a lot like someone avoiding his problems. I’ve been telling you for weeks to vent whatever’s bothering you, but—surprise, surprise—you’re not listening. Since the only time you ever purge your shit is when you’re drunker than fuck, I bought a bottle of your favorite. Go for it.”

“Blow me.”

“No, thanks. You’re not my type.”

Hammer glared. “I don’t have a goddamn thing to purge.”

“Really? Then why have you become the poster child for self-induced happy endings?” Beck scoffed. “Raine is smarter than you. She knew she needed a therapist to process everything that’s happened. But you, dumb fuck? Still refusing to talk to anyone. Do you really think you can fix yourself? Or are you just afraid they’ll shrink the wrong head? I promise, when they’re done, you’ll still have your little toy to play with.”

Hammer didn’t even want to look at him. “Go whip a sub.”

“Nah. I’m having far more fun with a masochist right now.”

Beck meant him, and Hammer wanted to punch the asshole. But he’d probably psychoanalyze that need, too. “I’m not in the mood for this.”

“But you’re in the mood to masturbate?” Beck sent him a sly glance. “Are you beating your meat so hard because it owes you money?”

“Are you giving up the medical field so you can take this act to The Improv?”

“Raine would give it to you for free, you know.”

Macen nearly lost his temper. “Get your thoughts out of my sub’s pussy.”

“Believe it or not, I’m worried about you. When was the last time you took a night off?”

Hammer didn’t need Beck dabbling in his life right now, even if his old pal was right.

“Most every Sunday. But it’s a busy Friday night, and I have a club to run. Thanks for stopping by.” Macen gestured him to the door.

“It’s so busy you have time for self-love. Got it.” The stare Beck shot him said to get real. “Go home. You’ve got a competent staff. The place practically runs itself. I’ll watch over everyone and call if there’s a problem.”

Why should he go home and torture himself with what he shouldn’t have?

Goddamn it. The soothing serenity he’d felt when Raine had first come into his life was long gone. Of course, back then, he’d done a pretty good job of protecting her. But once Liam had come from New York and forced him to see her as a woman, Hammer’s long-tested restraint had torn off its leash. He and his best friend had fought like snarling dogs to claim her…before they’d realized they should put her between them. Together, they had turned her life upside down.

They had gotten her pregnant.

And they had unwittingly roused the monster who had nearly taken her life. When Raine had needed him most, Hammer hadn’t been there to save her. He would never forgive himself for that.

“I can’t,” he finally admitted.

“Liam’s text says you can. Go. Sandwich the princess between you two.”

He didn’t take orders from Beck—or anyone. Still, the video of Raine’s legs spread open in invitation for him to drown inside her was burned deep in his psyche. Hammer didn’t want his hand. He wanted her.

“Fine.” He sighed. “I’ll cut out early. You have a key to lock up?”

Beck patted his pants pocket. “Right here.”

“Thanks.”

With a sly smile, the sadist bumped his shoulder. “Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.”

“So basically, anything goes. Got it.” Macen sighed. “And thanks.”

“I’m sure you’ll be happy to kick my ass if I ever need it.” With a wave, Beck headed for the door, closing it softly behind him.

After tossing on some clothes and combing out his hair, Macen pushed his way out the building and jogged for his Audi, jingling his keys in his pocket. He was going to go home, hold Raine, and talk to the two people he loved most. Somehow, he was going to fix whatever was wrong between them because he was tired of fighting the ghosts lingering in the dungeon, haunting his life.

Halfway across the parking lot, he glanced over his shoulder to make sure the door had shut behind him. His gaze snagged on the camera in the alcove—the one that had captured Bill Kendall’s snarling face when he’d tased Raine and dragged her away to her near death.

Just like that, the ghosts swarmed Hammer again.

He jerked his car door open and revved the engine. He tried to picture Raine waiting for him at home, wearing those panties…and nothing else. He strained to imagine him and Liam enveloping their woman together for the first time in months and blowing her precious mind.

Tires screeching, Hammer tore out of the lot. One of the last times he’d squealed away from Shadows, he’d been frantically searching for Raine after he’d realized she was in her father’s clutches. A memory of the fucker’s maniacal grin stabbed its way through his brain. The array of implements he’d spread out in order to torture Raine in that fucking warehouse hit next, obliterating every thought except murdering a man who was already dead.

Hammer’s heart thudded. With one fist, he gripped the steering wheel. With the other, he punched the dashboard. When would he be able to chase these ghosts away?

Maybe never.

That thought terrified him.

Fuck, he couldn’t go home to Raine and Liam half-hinged. He’d be a liability, a loose cannon. He had to get his shit wired tight.

Because if he didn’t, Hammer already knew his ghosts would follow him home.

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After a violent tragedy nearly destroyed her, Lily Taylor ran away, changed her name, and started over. When her deadly nemesis resurfaces to eliminate his loose end, she turns to the last man she should trust—a stranger with a history of violence and an intoxicating sexuality she can’t refuse…

Though strong-armed into locating Lily to help put away a drug lord, ex-con Stone Sutter isn’t anyone’s snitch. When he finds the terrified beauty, he vows to keep her safe—but he isn’t sure he has the strength to shield her from his own desires.

As an unquenchable fire sparks between them, Lily’s tormentor stalks ever closer and she must overcome her darkest fear to survive. Can she trust the bond she and Stone have formed as they’re falling in deeper?

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FID-Teaser11-v1Those damn tears she’d never been able to shed welled in her eyes again. Just a few moments without his touch and already she was missing it. Maybe . . . Could it really hurt to let him continue a little? Yeah, she’d never reach orgasm from kisses and caresses to her breasts, but the moments of indulging her sensuality like a normal woman, of feeling wanton and lovely and connected to him? She couldn’t pass that up.

“Please. Yes,” she cried out. “Are you mad at me?”

“Mad?” He sent her a look of such exquisite understanding. It utterly dismissed her anxiety and vowed she’d never have to worry. “Why would I be mad? I’m trying to make you feel good, not uncomfortable or defensive. If you’re comfortable here for now, we’ll stay here.”

His assurances made her want to try more. So did the ache between her legs. She didn’t want to give up without seeing if she could let loose enough to enjoy pleasure with a man who aroused rather than coddled her.

“I don’t want to stop,” she sobbed.

“That’s good.” He tongued his way up the side of her breast and plucked at the nipple with his fingers until a little shudder ran under her skin. “If you’re not ready for me to touch your pussy, you’ll have to do it. I’ll help by talking you through it, Lily. Can you do that?”

Talk her through it? That sounded shocking, sensual, and intimate all at once. “Can I keep my panties on?”

“If you need to.”

Lily nodded. Removing them would make her feel too vulnerable and reveal too much of her body. Not that Stone wasn’t perfectly capable of ripping them off himself if he wanted to take advantage of her. She took comfort in knowing that if he did, the line to detach his balls from his body would form behind Axel, and it would be long. “What should I do?”

“Don’t tense up, baby,” he coaxed. “This is the good stuff. All you have to do is slide your hand between your legs and look at me.”

That might be all she had to do in his mind but since she’d never really masturbated successfully, much less in front of a man, it seemed like a tall order. Still, she wanted to share pleasure with Stone so badly— and wanted him to be pleased, too. Heck, she wanted him enough to push past her discomfort and try.

Dragging in a steadying breath, she slid her hand down her stomach, under the elastic of her waistband, over the smooth mound Axel had instructed her to keep bare, and between the plump folds. Problem was, she didn’t know what to do next. Lily choked back a cry of frustration. What grown woman knew so little about the way her body worked?

One who’d been afraid of sex since age sixteen.

“Where are your fingers, baby?”

“On my vagina.”

He flicked his tongue across her nipple. “Vagina is something you say when you visit the gynecologist. That’s your pussy. Are your fingers on it, playing with your clit? If not, that’s where they should be.”

Right. She knew where to find that. Axel had introduced her to that part of her anatomy.

When she touched the bundle of nerves between her legs, she yelped, shocked by its surprising sensitivity. Every so often, Axel touched her there. She didn’t feel much at first. The sensations took time to build. Then again, they’d never been to bed with passion in mind. Apparently that made everything different.

“You can feel that, huh?” He smiled. “Do it again, drag your finger right over the top. Then make sure it’s wet before you rub it in small circles.”

Lily shoved her self-conscious thoughts aside and pursued the sharp jolt of pleasure she’d felt just moments ago. Stone seemed to know how a woman’s body worked. She disregarded the jealousy that stung her. The fact that he had clearly had a mountain of sexual experience worked in her favor right now. Since he didn’t mind sharing his knowledge, she intended to savor how juicy these moments felt.

She slid her finger between her folds and drew more moisture up to her aching button. When she touched it, pleasure jabbed her again, bright and shocking. Almost against her will, she gasped and arched, jerking her gaze to Stone. She fixed there, blinking, panting.

“Yeah, you can feel that. I see it on your face, baby. Hmm, I can’t even tell you how sexy it is to watch you the first time you learn how much pleasure you can give yourself. It’s, like, the biggest deposit in my spank bank ever.”

Despite the edge of need gouging her, Lily couldn’t help but laugh. The worries that had been building in the back of her head evaporated, leaving behind a comforting warmth to go with the heat permeating her entire body. This man totally got to her.

She tsked at him. “Are you serious?”

“Absolutely. You know you’re sexy, right?”

Lily had never truly felt sexy before today. But Stone changed everything with an ease that surprised her. “I like that you think I am.”

“Believe it, baby.” He cupped her breast, thumb teasing, as he bent to whisper in her ear. “When I came into this room tonight, I already wanted you like mad, but now that I’ve seen just how damn much you turn me on, I’m going to be after you morning, noon, and night. You’re free to say no and I’ll listen. But I’m not giving up. Now get busy and come for me.”

He made it sound so easy, as if it was perfectly natural for her to engage in self-pleasure.

And that, of course, he would watch. How badly she wanted to be normal. How much she wanted to please him. How desperately she needed this climax.

She spread her legs a bit wider and set her fingers over her slippery clit, then started rubbing gently. Electric tingles slid through her body. The ache turned so vicious she could feel the walls of her sex tighten and clamp down. Once she did, she felt so empty, as if she needed someone—Stone—to fill her.

With her free hand, she reached out to him. He took it in his own. His dark, focused stare pinned her, slammed down her spine, the impact making her suck in a rough breath and clutch him harder.

As she rubbed the nubbin a little slower, with a bit more brush and tease, the need surged again. The muscles of her thighs tensed. Her sex clenched. A hot flush rolled through her body. Then suddenly, her heartbeat roared in her ears. Lily swore she could hear her blood pumping.

This was big and thick and encompassing. Whatever sensation gathered wasn’t like the orgasms she’d had in the past. When all this pent‑up fire burst, it would burn her alive.


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After a violent tragedy nearly destroyed her, Lily Taylor ran away, changed her name, and started over. When her deadly nemesis resurfaces to eliminate his loose end, she turns to the last man she should trust—a stranger with a history of violence and an intoxicating sexuality she can’t refuse…

Though strong-armed into locating Lily to help put away a drug lord, ex-con Stone Sutter isn’t anyone’s snitch. When he finds the terrified beauty, he vows to keep her safe—but he isn’t sure he has the strength to shield her from his own desires.

As an unquenchable fire sparks between them, Lily’s tormentor stalks ever closer and she must overcome her darkest fear to survive. Can she trust the bond she and Stone have formed as they’re falling in deeper?

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“So many people died because of me. Because I was stupid. Because—”
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Stone didn’t let her finish that sentence. He captured her mouth with his own and stole inside. It wasn’t a kiss of passion. He filled her with tenderness and comfort. He held her with shaking hands and told her without words that he wouldn’t let her suffer alone anymore.

Confusion and yearning wracked her. Let him soothe and ease her? Or take the self-

Punishment she deserved? Give this man all the love she could muster in her scarred heart? Or leave him because Canton would find and kill him, too?

She wrenched away from Stone, staring, breathing hard, shaking her head. “I . . . I don’t know—”

“You don’t have to know right now, baby. I’m here. I’ll fix it. I’ll wipe this fucking dirtbag off the face of the earth.”

Lily sent him a rapid shake of her head in denial. “You can’t. You just got out of prison. I’m not worth you risking your freedom.”

“You are to me. I would move mountains to give you happiness and peace.”

“Then don’t go after him. I couldn’t stand it if anything happened to you.” Her fingers bit into his shoulders. Her tears crept ever closer to her lash line. One rolled down her cheek, then nothing more. “I couldn’t live with myself if I lost you. After I left Los Angeles, I spent so many years existing but not being important to anyone. By design. If no one cared, no one would mourn if Canton found me or if I had to leave abruptly. If I didn’t invest my heart in anyone, then I wouldn’t really miss anyone once I was gone.” She hugged him close, trembling against his body. “Then came you.”

“Fuck this.” He held her in his arms and cradled her against his chest as he darted across the hall with her.

Lily didn’t fight him as he laid her on the bed and tumbled down after her, wrapping her in the sheets that smelled like Stone and comfort and the sex they’d shared. She grabbed on tightly, never wanting to let him go.

“Baby, you can’t stay afraid and running forever,” he murmured in her ear.

He spoke the truth, and she didn’t know how to hear it. “I don’t have many choices. He found me in Dallas. Those flowers had to be from him. The car bomb . . . He wants to finally silence me forever. That would give him a clear path to become governor. If you let me leave and I run—”

“You’d be alone, and it will take him anywhere from days or years to find you again. But that kind of guy? He will find you. Why not take a stand? Stay? Fight him finally? I’ll help you.”

She stroked the steely curve of his shoulder. “I would never want you in danger.”

“And I’d never leave you to face it alone. If you don’t want me to kill the son of a bitch, then let’s do this the right way. Let’s contact the authorities. Testify, baby. Put him behind bars. End this for good.”

That sounded so wonderful and noble . . . and so unrealistic. “If I agree to do that, the police can’t protect me.”

“But I can. Jack and Sean and the Edgington brothers, too. They’re the best, baby. Governments hire them to protect and defend. I can track Canton’s movements via his computer or phone. They can give you a fortress until the trial is over. We can make this work. If he goes away, you’re free.” He brushed her hair from her face and thumbed her cheek, making everything inside her melt. “You can have a future with me.”


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If no one told you, I’m not typical… ~ FALLING IN DEEPER ~ http://shaylablack.com/2016/07/no-one-told-im-not-typical-falling-deeper/ http://shaylablack.com/2016/07/no-one-told-im-not-typical-falling-deeper/#respond Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:15:42 +0000 http://shaylablack.com/?p=6074 If you want to see a bad boy seduce a good girl for his own gain and watch him FALLING IN DEEPER, the book is out now! Enjoy snippets here for the rest of the week! BLURB After a violent tragedy nearly destroyed her, Lily Taylor ran away, changed her name, and started over. When […]

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If you want to see a bad boy seduce a good girl for his own gain and watch him FALLING IN DEEPER, the book is out now! Enjoy snippets here for the rest of the week!

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After a violent tragedy nearly destroyed her, Lily Taylor ran away, changed her name, and started over. When her deadly nemesis resurfaces to eliminate his loose end, she turns to the last man she should trust—a stranger with a history of violence and an intoxicating sexuality she can’t refuse…

Though strong-armed into locating Lily to help put away a drug lord, ex-con Stone Sutter isn’t anyone’s snitch. When he finds the terrified beauty, he vows to keep her safe—but he isn’t sure he has the strength to shield her from his own desires.

As an unquenchable fire sparks between them, Lily’s tormentor stalks ever closer and she must overcome her darkest fear to survive. Can she trust the bond she and Stone have formed as they’re falling in deeper?

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“I’m not, either. So maybe that makes us a good match. Is there anything wrong with seeing if we are?”

When he put it like that, no. But . . . “I’m a project.”

He seemed to mull that over as his grip around her wrist tightened ever so slightly. “That term indicates you think there’s something wrong with you. Maybe there’s just something wrong with the people you’ve been with in the past. Maybe they simply weren’t right for you.”

“You think you are?” she asked, more breathless than she’d like.

He shrugged. “How do we know if we don’t try?”

Another good point.

“It takes a long time for me to trust.” Between this confession and admitting that she’d never dated, she didn’t want to go for the trifecta and blurt out that she was afraid of sex. Lily wanted to be at least somewhat honest with him, but that was more than she could make herself say just now.

“Let’s take it one day at a time. I’m attracted to you. I think it must be mutual because you keep eating me up with those pretty eyes.”

Oh god. She probably was. Lily felt heat scorch her cheeks.

When she tried to tug from his grasp, he held firm but his expression gentled. “That’s nothing to be embarrassed about. I like you. I’m hoping you could like me, too. It doesn’t have to be more complicated than that right now.”

Lily thought of a hundred objections, mostly centered around her insecurities. She didn’t want to seem like a head case, and she liked the way he made her feel both beautiful and adored with just a glance. “I guess not.”

Just then, the lights in the room went black. The hum of the air conditioner ceased. For a moment, her heart stopped. It was probably paranoia, wondering every time something out of the ordinary happened if Canton had found her.

“Sweet Pea?” Stone called as his firm grip on her wrist turned reassuring. He wound his other arm around her and anchored his hand protectively on her hip. “You okay, baby?”

“A little scared of the dark.” She squeezed her eyes shut, not wanting to remember why.

Stone’s voice and presence was a balm. Surprisingly, instead of fearing the big man, she had the sense that he’d protect her, and she edged closer.

“That’s it. Come here.” Gently, he guided her down on his lap and nestled her against his chest before he wrapped his beefy arms around her. “I’m sure it’s nothing. But I won’t let anything happen to you.”

Across the room, Lily heard Zeb opening the door. Not a sliver of light entered the room from the normally bright hall.

“Thorpe?” the Dungeon Monitor called out.

“The power probably surged or something.” Stone soothed her as he caressed her hair and eased her head onto his shoulder. “Breathe. I’ve got you.”

She almost felt safe. Maybe his words or voice had calmed her. Maybe it was the way he’d brought her close as he’d reassured her. This felt like being with Axel . . . but different. His nearness didn’t merely comfort her. For the first time, being close to a man excited her, too. Lily let herself melt against him.

Zeb apparently stepped into the hall but left the door open. She could hear him and Thorpe calling back to one another. The breaker had tripped. They’d be able to restore power in a minute.

Problem solved, Lily let out a huge sigh of relief and drank in the moment of feeling like a normal woman enjoying alone time with an interesting guy.

Then Stone cupped her cheek and led her face down, her mouth close to his own. His warm breath feathered over her lips. She froze and fought the impulse to lunge forward and close the distance between them.

“I don’t think I can wait another second, but stop me if you’re not ready for me to kiss you,” he whispered.

Lily didn’t have the will to resist him in that moment. As a freshman in high school, she’d first kissed Rick Mensell because he’d been the cutest boy and every girl had wanted him. As a grown woman, she’d first asked Axel to kiss her because she’d needed to know if she could bear a man’s touch again. Neither guy had made her feel a tenth of the thrill that having Stone Sutter’s mouth hovering over hers, teasing her with his almost-kiss, did.

She didn’t think she could speak, so she tilted her head instead, positioning her mouth perfectly against his, and dropped a brush of fingers on his shoulder. That was all the encouragement he needed.

A heartbeat later, he settled his lips on hers. He didn’t experiment or bother to test their fit. He kissed her as if he already knew how thoroughly he intended to take her mouth and how good it would feel. For a delicious eternity, Stone cupped her jaw and held her exactly where he wanted her. She couldn’t misinterpret his touch, which said he intended to take every bit of her that she’d surrender.

He nudged her lips apart. Something shockingly alive dashed down her spine. A dizzy euphoria filled her head. Lily clenched her legs together, feeling an ache tighten there that could only be desire.

With the tender press of his fingers against her face, he guided her as he dove deeper into the kiss and slid his tongue against her own. She’d kissed Axel this way before. But it had never made her feel antsy and hot, like she wanted to writhe against him, strip her clothes off, and beg him to touch her.

She barely knew Stone. They had no history. Why did she ache for him so desperately?

Suddenly, the lights flicked on, glinting behind her eyelids. Lily tried to ease away and survey the situation. Stone only held firm, stroking her jaw with his thumb, and kissed her with more urgency.

She let him. As he possessed her mouth, the world and all its problems melted away. She forgot to be scared or worry that he would want more than she could give. She didn’t even think about the fact that they were virtual strangers. Instead, she sank against the warmth of his substantial body and into the fantasy of being normal enough to interest a man who seemed both incredibly masculine and kind. And god, he smelled good.

Lily gathered her nerve and slid her hand down his shoulder, over the defined muscles covered in ink. He must have a high threshold of pain. She’d screamed and held in sobs through the first twenty minutes of her lone tattoo.

Pushing that memory away, she focused on his kiss. On him.

She wrapped her hands round the mind-boggling girth of his biceps and trembled, pressing closer. He grabbed her tighter, his fingers sliding down her nape as he gave her lip a playful nip, pressed a kiss just under her jaw, and smoothed a palm around the curve of her hip.

She wanted to ask him to peel his shirt off just so she could drink him in. She’d bet the sight would make her daydreamy and tingly. He certainly knew how to kiss. With a simple press of his fingers, he guided her head back, then shifted the angle of the kiss, maneuvering her into opening completely to him. Little by little, Lily found herself willing to cede her control.

“That’s enough.” Zeb’s hard voice from the doorway broke their cocoon. The lights had returned, illuminating his scowl. “Axel promised you a meeting, not a gropefest. Let her go.”

Stone stiffened but pulled back, looking into her eyes as he pushed one of her chestnut and fuchsia curls from her face. “You okay?”

A half-drunk smile wobbled across her mouth. “Yeah.”


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FALLING IN DEEPER is LIVE!! http://shaylablack.com/2016/07/falling-deeper-live/ http://shaylablack.com/2016/07/falling-deeper-live/#respond Tue, 05 Jul 2016 12:44:38 +0000 http://shaylablack.com/?p=6073 I can’t even tell you how excited I am to bring you Wicked Lovers 11, FALLING IN DEEPER. You first met Sweet Pea (who is actually named Lily) back in book 5 of this series, BELONG TO ME. Since then, she’s lurked in the background, always shy despite her crazy hair color experiments and oddball […]

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FIDReleaseDay20-v3I can’t even tell you how excited I am to bring you Wicked Lovers 11, FALLING IN DEEPER. You first met Sweet Pea (who is actually named Lily) back in book 5 of this series, BELONG TO ME. Since then, she’s lurked in the background, always shy despite her crazy hair color experiments and oddball relationship with Axel (at least until he paired off with Mystery in book 10, WICKED FOR YOU).

Stone first appeared at the beginning of book 9, HIS TO TAKE. He was the smartass hacker fresh from prison who made me laugh and love him from the very first line. He’s alpha and raw and no-bullshit. Even if he’s supposed to seduce Lily into helping him out, Stone still manages to nudge her out of her shell until she blooms for him. As usual, you’ll get updates and appearances from a lot of your favorite characters here. The end of this book made me cry like crazy. Overall, I really fell for this story. I hope you do, too. All the info – along with some sexy stuff – is below. If you’d like to see an exclusive excerpt, subscribe to my newsletter TODAY. Last chance to read it!

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After a violent tragedy nearly destroyed her, Lily Taylor ran away, changed her name, and started over. When her deadly nemesis resurfaces to eliminate his loose end, she turns to the last man she should trust—a stranger with a history of violence and an intoxicating sexuality she can’t refuse…

Though strong-armed into locating Lily to help put away a drug lord, ex-con Stone Sutter isn’t anyone’s snitch. When he finds the terrified beauty, he vows to keep her safe—but he isn’t sure he has the strength to shield her from his own desires.

As an unquenchable fire sparks between them, Lily’s tormentor stalks ever closer and she must overcome her darkest fear to survive. Can she trust the bond she and Stone have formed as they’re falling in deeper?

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“You just tilted my world on its axis.” ~ FALLING IN DEEPER ~ http://shaylablack.com/2016/07/just-tilted-world-axis-falling-deeper/ http://shaylablack.com/2016/07/just-tilted-world-axis-falling-deeper/#comments Mon, 04 Jul 2016 13:41:28 +0000 http://shaylablack.com/?p=6072 Tragic events attempt to tear them apart. How far will Stone go to save the woman he loves? BLURB After a violent tragedy nearly destroyed her, Lily Taylor ran away, changed her name, and started over. When her deadly nemesis resurfaces to eliminate his loose end, she turns to the last man she should trust—a […]

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Tragic events attempt to tear them apart. How far will Stone go to save the woman he loves?

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After a violent tragedy nearly destroyed her, Lily Taylor ran away, changed her name, and started over. When her deadly nemesis resurfaces to eliminate his loose end, she turns to the last man she should trust—a stranger with a history of violence and an intoxicating sexuality she can’t refuse…

Though strong-armed into locating Lily to help put away a drug lord, ex-con Stone Sutter isn’t anyone’s snitch. When he finds the terrified beauty, he vows to keep her safe—but he isn’t sure he has the strength to shield her from his own desires.

As an unquenchable fire sparks between them, Lily’s tormentor stalks ever closer and she must overcome her darkest fear to survive. Can she trust the bond she and Stone have formed as they’re falling in deeper?

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EXCERPT

FID-Teaser2-v1“Oh, fuck. You’re so beautiful. You need this now, don’t you? Yeah,” he agreed when she nodded frantically. “Let it take you under. Let me hear you scream.”

Lily couldn’t think of anything she wanted more. As she circled her hyperaware nerve endings again, her body jerked. Desire surged. When Stone bent to take her nipple in his mouth, she clasped the back of his head and anchored him to her. Not that he’d do anything except help her drown. But this time nothing would be sweeter.

He dragged a hand up to her other nipple and tangled his fingers with her own. Together, they manipulated the tip of that breast while he sucked the other hard and scraped the very tip with his teeth.

Sensations mounted again. She felt like a vessel filling up with blood, with need, with an imminent explosion. It was right there . . .

Her legs shook. Her hips jerked. She whimpered, strained for it. She tasted need.

But she couldn’t seem to fall over the sweetly sharp edge.

Lily pressed harder against her clit, narrowing her circles, focusing on just how good this was going to be. The seconds ticked off in her head, slowly becoming minutes. The exquisite need was its own form of hell, and she couldn’t seem to escape.

The torture dragged on, and she saw no way out. She squeezed her eyes shut, feeling defeat begin to creep in.

Stone sprang into action, popping her nipple from between his lips and grazing her ear with his lips. “You got this, baby. Focus on my voice and close your eyes. Yeah, I know that’s hard, but I’ve got you.”

Oddly, she already believed that.

“Picture yourself naked and me standing over you, stroking my cock. You know I’m going to tell you how sexy you are and how much I want you. Imagine that I’d fall to my knees between those pretty thighs. When you hold your arms open to me, I’ll go right into them. Then I’m going to kiss you, touch every lush, tingling curve of your body, and when you’re begging, that’s when I’ll slide inside you. Deep. That’s when I’ll stroke you slowly and thoroughly and make you claw my back as you come.”

As he spoke, her desire and racing blood clashed, merged. Everything inside her roared to a screaming crescendo. The wall she’d been slamming into, preventing her from falling over, disintegrated. She envisioned exactly what Stone told her to picture. She saw herself being not just perfectly able but eager to lie back and welcome him inside her as he gave her mind-blowing pleasure and she surrendered herself completely.


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A bad boy sets out to seduce a good girl…but ends up FALLING IN DEEPER! http://shaylablack.com/2016/06/falling-deeper-stone-lily/ http://shaylablack.com/2016/06/falling-deeper-stone-lily/#comments Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:24:54 +0000 http://shaylablack.com/?p=6040   A tragic past threatens to destroy a passionate future in this dangerously sexy new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked for You. After a violent tragedy nearly destroyed her, Lily Taylor ran away, changed her name, and started over. When her deadly nemesis resurfaces to eliminate his loose end, she […]

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9780425275474_FallingInDee_FCO.inddA tragic past threatens to destroy a passionate future in this dangerously sexy new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked for You.

After a violent tragedy nearly destroyed her, Lily Taylor ran away, changed her name, and started over. When her deadly nemesis resurfaces to eliminate his loose end, she turns to the last man she should trust—a stranger with a history of violence and an intoxicating sexuality she can’t refuse…

Though strong-armed into locating Lily to help put away a drug lord, ex-con Stone Sutter isn’t anyone’s snitch. When he finds the terrified beauty, he vows to keep her safe—but he isn’t sure he has the strength to shield her from his own desires.

As an unquenchable fire sparks between them, Lily’s tormentor stalks ever closer, and she must overcome her darkest fear to survive. Can she trust the bond she and Stone have formed as they’re falling in deeper?

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Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past seven years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and a very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

 

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FALLING IN DEEPER: Meet Stone & Lily! http://shaylablack.com/2016/06/falling-deeper-meet-stone-lily/ http://shaylablack.com/2016/06/falling-deeper-meet-stone-lily/#respond Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:35:52 +0000 http://shaylablack.com/?p=6039   A tragic past threatens to destroy a passionate future in this dangerously sexy new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked for You. After a violent tragedy nearly destroyed her, Lily Taylor ran away, changed her name, and started over. When her deadly nemesis resurfaces to eliminate his loose end, she […]

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9780425275474_FallingInDee_FCO.inddA tragic past threatens to destroy a passionate future in this dangerously sexy new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked for You.

After a violent tragedy nearly destroyed her, Lily Taylor ran away, changed her name, and started over. When her deadly nemesis resurfaces to eliminate his loose end, she turns to the last man she should trust—a stranger with a history of violence and an intoxicating sexuality she can’t refuse…

Though strong-armed into locating Lily to help put away a drug lord, ex-con Stone Sutter isn’t anyone’s snitch. When he finds the terrified beauty, he vows to keep her safe—but he isn’t sure he has the strength to shield her from his own desires.

As an unquenchable fire sparks between them, Lily’s tormentor stalks ever closer, and she must overcome her darkest fear to survive. Can she trust the bond she and Stone have formed as they’re falling in deeper?

 

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What about these main characters make this book the must pick up read?

STONE SUTTER
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 6’2”
A sexy ex-con with a checkered past and heart of gold who will make you want to trace his tattoos—with your tongue.

LILY TAYLOR
Hair: Depends on her mood
Eyes: Brown
Build: Petite
The sweet wallflower you’d never assume has left death and devastation in her wake. She’s both a screamer and a fighter, so she chooses to battle her past in order to save her future.

Apart they merely exist. Together, they find fire, strength in each other, and a forever worth fighting for.

Heart felt 5 Stars! “This story is incredibly passionate, breath-taking, sexy, and about the best feeling book I have read in this series so far. Fans will fall head over heels for Falling In Deeper, no doubt about it!”
-Marie’s Tempting Reads

 

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Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past seven years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and a very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

 

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Are you Falling? http://shaylablack.com/2016/06/are-you-falling/ http://shaylablack.com/2016/06/are-you-falling/#respond Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:15:49 +0000 http://shaylablack.com/?p=6038   A tragic past threatens to destroy a passionate future in this dangerously sexy new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked for You. After a violent tragedy nearly destroyed her, Lily Taylor ran away, changed her name, and started over. When her deadly nemesis resurfaces to eliminate his loose end, she […]

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9780425275474_FallingInDee_FCO.inddA tragic past threatens to destroy a passionate future in this dangerously sexy new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked for You.

After a violent tragedy nearly destroyed her, Lily Taylor ran away, changed her name, and started over. When her deadly nemesis resurfaces to eliminate his loose end, she turns to the last man she should trust—a stranger with a history of violence and an intoxicating sexuality she can’t refuse…

Though strong-armed into locating Lily to help put away a drug lord, ex-con Stone Sutter isn’t anyone’s snitch. When he finds the terrified beauty, he vows to keep her safe—but he isn’t sure he has the strength to shield her from his own desires.

As an unquenchable fire sparks between them, Lily’s tormentor stalks ever closer, and she must overcome her darkest fear to survive. Can she trust the bond she and Stone have formed as they’re falling in deeper?

 

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Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past seven years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and a very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

 

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FALLING IN DEEPER: What makes this book different? http://shaylablack.com/2016/06/falling-deeper-makes-book-different/ http://shaylablack.com/2016/06/falling-deeper-makes-book-different/#respond Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:49:40 +0000 http://shaylablack.com/?p=6037   A tragic past threatens to destroy a passionate future in this dangerously sexy new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked for You. After a violent tragedy nearly destroyed her, Lily Taylor ran away, changed her name, and started over. When her deadly nemesis resurfaces to eliminate his loose end, she […]

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9780425275474_FallingInDee_FCO.inddA tragic past threatens to destroy a passionate future in this dangerously sexy new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked for You.

After a violent tragedy nearly destroyed her, Lily Taylor ran away, changed her name, and started over. When her deadly nemesis resurfaces to eliminate his loose end, she turns to the last man she should trust—a stranger with a history of violence and an intoxicating sexuality she can’t refuse…

Though strong-armed into locating Lily to help put away a drug lord, ex-con Stone Sutter isn’t anyone’s snitch. When he finds the terrified beauty, he vows to keep her safe—but he isn’t sure he has the strength to shield her from his own desires.

As an unquenchable fire sparks between them, Lily’s tormentor stalks ever closer, and she must overcome her darkest fear to survive. Can she trust the bond she and Stone have formed as they’re falling in deeper?

 

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What makes this book different than the others in the series?

I’ve written a lot of guys on the right side of the law—Bodyguards, a detective, a PI, two SEALs, an FBI agent… Even a celebrity chef, a couple of billionaires, and a rock star. Stone is sexier than hell, like all Wicked Lovers heroes, but he’s coming from the wrong side of the law. He’s still atoning for his sins. In this book, he’s presented a chance to commute his sentence, but that comes with some morally difficult choices that might once have been easy …before he met Lily.

Sweet Pea/Misty (aka Lily) isn’t my first heroine on the run. She’s certainly not the first one with a dangerous past. But she’s arguably endured more danger, heartbreak, and tragedy than any other. The growth of this woman’s quiet strength during the book led to a fearsome (and one of my favorite) final bad-guy battle scenes. The plot she foils is epic.

With two such scarred people, I couldn’t sugarcoat Falling in Deeper. Stone and Lily’s story is intense and tragic. Ultimately, though, it’s a story of redemption and forgiveness. Their difficult fight to reach happily ever after often made me gasp, protest, and cry—sometimes at once.

“The passion, the intensity, the emotion flew off of every page…” ~ Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads
“An amazing story with passion, breath-taking moments, and the right amount of sexiness. I highly recommend!” ~ Once Upon an Alpha
“Overall fantastic read!” ~ PNR Book Lover Reviews

 

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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels. For over fifteen years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold well over a million copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past seven years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and a very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

 

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