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Made
J.L. Lora
(The Trinity, #2)
Publication date: October 26th 2017
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

No matter how hard she runs . . .

Gia Corey’s on a first-name-basis with danger. Nothing can protect her from the madman stalking her every move. Not her vital role in New York’s most powerful cartel, her money or her influence. She can’t run from the cops coming to arrest her for the deaths of six people. She can’t hide from the past that thrusts her into the path of a madman, sets her up for murder, and threatens those she loves.

Noah McLean’s carefree lifestyle as a playboy has come to a swift and violent end. Betrayal is the bullet that forces him to take his place in the family business. Gia’s his anchor, holding him together, helping him accept the role he’s been burdened with. He fell in lust with her beauty and helplessly in love with her heart, but when danger slithers close, he risks everything to keep her safe. But she only trusts two people and Noah isn’t one of them.

The past is never far behind . . .

The monster will stop at nothing to have Gia. He’ll wage a dangerous battle where murder, extortion, and terror are his instruments to tear her way from Noah and her friends. To win the war, Gia must do the unthinkable — embrace her own inner darkness.

Will she slay the monster, once and for all, or will her past break her in the end?

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EXCERPT:

His list of sins reached a new high today but Noah McLean doubted God was still counting. When you kill people, move drugs around, and spend years screwing everything that moves, daydreaming of fucking Gia by the baptismal fountain at Holy Angels was minor. Minuscule. Modest.

Yet, he breathed better out and away from the house of worship.

The room had shrunk around him then, as did his bedroom now. And his pants. Gia stared out of the window and at the river view like she hadn’t seen it thousands of times. Not from your room.

“I guess it’s just normal to pop a federal agent and baptize children in the same hour.” Noah alternated between brooding and staring at Gia’s ass. He struggled to choose the less painful option.

Her marvelous ass, high on sculpted thighs, claimed his attention more. The view was obscured only by the pearly smile she shot him over her shoulder. It took over her face, her eyes, and his mood. Gia was a sharp ray of light in days filled with shadows.

“Agent Davies had it coming,” she said.

“Not disagreeing, but what the fuck are a bunch of criminals doing in church like devoted members of a parish?”

“Just because we do what’s necessary, it doesn’t make us bad people. Davies sold himself to our enemy. It’s his fault Carissa had to run and Nelly’s dead.” Her voice dropped at the end. The pain echoed still too fresh, her words only half accurate.

“Sebastian’s the one that killed Nelly.” God. Those words would always be a punch to his gut.

“Everyone will eventually get what’s coming to them.” She turned from the window and crossed the room in a few precise steps. “I hate this. We have better things to focus on.” Her breathy tone came laden with promises.

Noah’s world tilted and turned itself to face the sun, yanking him back into the moment, his room, where they were alone. His head, his body, his interest, his dick. Every part of him strained to salute her.

Author Bio:

J. L. Lora is a Dominican-American author. Her stories explore the dark side of good characters, people living in the gray areas of life while playing the cards life has dealt them. She loves strong heroines and their equally powerful Men. She currently lives in Maryland, pursuing her dream of writing compelling, sexy, can’t-put-down stories about empowered, badass alpha heroines and take-your-breath-away alpha heroes.

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Sunshine Blogger Award

 

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Hello lovelies! I’ve been working on this for a while now and finally finished it last week. In case you don’t know, I’m currently in New York on a mini vacation. I didn’t want to my blog to be lonely while I’m away, so this has been scheduled to post in advance. Anyway, I want to say a huge thanks to Taylor @NerdNationBlog for nominating me for The Sunshine Blogger Award!!! Taylor has a really lovely blog full of amazing content and great reviews! Not to mention, she’s also a sweetheart and I absolutely love reading her posts. Be sure to check out her page and show her some love!


What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive, and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

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The Rules for the Sunshine Blogger Award:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their fabulous blog

  2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you

  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions to answer

  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in the post


Questions from Taylor at Nerd Nation:

1) What has been your favorite read so far this year? This is toughie and totally not fair… I’ve read so many great books this year and it pains me to have to pick just one. I’ll name a few in no particular order.

A Messy, Beautiful Life by Sara Jade Alan – This will have you laughing and crying and laughing some more. I love the writing, the quirky characters, the humor, and the FEELS… Sooo achingly beautiful!

Doon Series by Lorie Langdon and Carey Corp – I binged this series and absolutely LOVED IT!  Oh and it’s going to be turned into a T.V. Series!!!

No Vain Loss by M.C. Frank – This series is absolutely enthralling! Loved the writing, the themes and the message. YOU NEED TO READ THIS SERIES!!!

Vicarious and Ferocious duology by Paula Stokes – I LOVE this duology so much! It’s thrilling, suspenseful and filled with so many twists and turns.

Alienation by S.E. Anderson – The Starstruck series is quirky, outrageous and so much fun! Alienation is the second book and Anderson definitely amps up the fun, suspense, humor and adventure!

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon – This books is so adorable and cute and swoony!

It’s really difficult to pick just one or even 10… There are so many amazing books and they’re all so different.

2) It’s Thursday, and thus almost the weekend. What song would you recommend to get us pumped for the weekend? There are three songs that I’ve been obsessed with lately, so any of them would do. Ready for It by Taylor Swift, Let Me Go by Hailee Steinfeld and Galway Girl by Ed Sheeran.

3) If you were going to get a tattoo based off a book what would you get and why? This is another toughie… I mean I’ll have that for the rest of my life, so it has to be something meaningful… I’ve always loved this quote from The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye. I’ll get it in some fancy handwriting and have it done somewhere on my arm.

“Imagine, and it shall be. There are no limits.” 

4) What’s a secret talent you only bring out on rare occasions? I don’t have any secret talents haha. I can’t sing or dance… But I guess I can be funny sometimes. When I’m around people I’m comfortable with my funny side tends to come out. Or maybe it’s all in my head…

5) What are your favorite kind of posts to read? Probably Get to Know You or Book Tag Posts. Those are always fun to read!

6) Follow up: Do you actually read them or are you a skimmer? I actually do read them.

7) Who’s your fictional crush and who would you cast IRL to play them? There’s way too many to pick just one, but I’ll go with Dean from Hopeless by Colleen Hoover and pick Scott Eastwood.

8) If I came over for a junk food/movie night — what are we watching and what are we eating? Gosh… I love all kinds of junk food and I’m a mood junk mood eater. If I’m craving salty, then different kinds of potato chips – Regular, Salt and Vinegar, and Sour Cream and Cheddar. If I’m craving sweet, then Orange/Chocolate Milano Cookies (those are my favorites). As for the movie, I’m going to have to say Harry Potter movies or Lord of the Rings. Then we can turn movie night into movie marathon night and a fun sleepover!

9) What is your go-to guilty pleasure book? I don’t really have one in particular, but I do love reading New Adult romances a lot.

10) Who was the first artist/band you saw live in concert? I rarely ever go to concerts, but the first artist/band I saw live was BBMAK. Not sure if anyone remembers them, but I loved them back in Junior High.

11) What’s one of your favorite book quotes? “Break my heart. Break it a thousand times if you like. It was only ever yours to break anyway.” Prince Maxon from the Selection Series. That quote just gives me all the FEELS.


My Nominations

1) Candyce & Isabell @theBookDutchesses

2) Mellanie @noshelfcontroll

3) Des @desrandomthoughts

4) Macy @cantstopwontstopbooks

5) Kathryn @nosestuckinabookblog

6) Jenn @boundtowriting

7) Kelsey @criticuncriticalbookwormblog

8) Michelle @firstbooklove

9) Alexandra @thehufflepuffnerdette

10) Mandy @bookprincessreviews

11) Kathy @booksandmunches


My Questions

1) What’s your favorite childhood memory?

2) If you could be any character in one of your favorite books, who would you be and why?

3) Where’s your favorite place to read?

4) If you could choose a book that describes you, which one would you pick?

5) Which book universe would you want to live in and why?

6) If you were going to bury a time capsule, which books would you include in it?

7) If you can be a superhero, what would your name be and what kind of power would you have?

8) What’s some of your most anticipated reads for 2018?

9) Name a book that will always have a special place in your heart.

10) If you can go on a date with one author (dead or a live), who would you choose and why?

11) If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?


Really hope you enjoyed reading and getting to know me more. I had so much fun doing this so thank you Taylor! I know it took me a while to finish it, but I did it!!

I can’t wait to read all your posts, but totally no rush. I know how busy life can be sometimes.

Have a wonderful day!

Sincerely Karen Jo