BOTM May 2015

A glittering sneak peek of Glimmer...

May Book of the Month

 

It began with a dazzling seduction … Beth Kery returns with GLIMMER, the passionate and intensely romantic story of Alice Reed and Dylan Fall.

 

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Alice Reed was used to hiding her nerves. She was used to hiding almost everything. Today was different though. She could have disguised her anxiety about her upcoming interview as easily as she could have ignored a provocative mathematical challenge.

“Don’t worry about it. It’ll be a piece of cake. Just focus on what you know. You’re pretty damn awesome when you do that,” Maggie Lopez said soothingly as she stood over Alice and gave her a friendly but critical once-over. Maggie was her graduate advisor at Arlington College’s executive MBA program. After a series of initial screwups that now looked like serendipity, Alice rented the apartment above Maggie’s garage. Most importantly, Maggie and Alice had become friends. She respected Maggie’s opinion, so her anxiety ratcheted up even higher when she saw her mentor’s slight frown as she stared down at her. A horrible thought hit her. She plopped her hand palm down on the top of her head.

Shit. My roots. They’re showing, aren’t they? I forgot to color them. I got so caught up in running those numbers last night, I forgot about everything,” she moaned as she flung herself out of her chair and rushed to the mirror mounted on the wall in Maggie’s office. She was a decent athlete, but unaccustomed to wearing anything but combat boots, flip- flops, or tennis shoes. She nearly took a header in her new interview pumps.

Maggie sighed in amused exasperation behind her. “Only you would forget an interview for a chance at the most coveted executive training program in the United States—the world—because of some inconsequential calculations.”

Alice stared wide-eyed into the mirror. Her face looked especially pale due to her anxiety and the contrast between her short, near- black hair, navy suit, and lined dark blue eyes.

“You were the one who asked me to run those inconsequential numbers,” Alice mumbled distractedly. She flattened the hair next to her part and peered furiously into the mirror, as if she held her reflection responsible for all her many shortcomings. Sure enough, there were the tell-tale glimmering, reddish-gold roots. “Fuck it,” she muttered through her teeth. “This is a joke anyway. Durand has never sent a recruiter to Arlington College’s MBA program before. Is this another example of famous Durand charity?” she demanded, rounding on Maggie.

Maggie had grown immune to her frowns and sharp tongue in the past two years, however. She knew damn well that Alice’s bark was much worse than her bite.

Usually, anyway.

“Don’t you dare put down this program,” Maggie warned with a pointed finger and an ominous expression. “I happen to be extremely proud of it and everything we’ve accomplished in the past few years, thanks in large part to your brilliance, hard work, and ground-breaking research. Am I surprised Durand asked to recruit from our graduating class? No. I’m not,” Maggie added with finality, when Alice gave her a half-hopeful, half-doubtful look. “The philanthropy and profit article sent shockwaves through the business community. Now stop feeling sorry for yourself,” she said as she dropped into her desk chair, making the springs protest loudly.

Alice’s pique deflated.

“I am proud of the P and P study,” she said honestly, referring to the ground-breaking business article she and a few other grad students had published with Maggie as the lead researcher several months ago. “Did Sebastian Kehoe tell you he was coming to Arlington because of the study?” she asked. Kehoe was the vice president of human resources for Durand.

“No.”

“Then why is he?” she grumbled.

Alice halfway wished Sebastian Kehoe had continued to ignore her little college. She performed best in solitude. It grated to have to sell herself to interviewers as if she were both a commodity and the pitchman for that commodity. To say she didn’t interview well was a gargantuan understatement.

“Durand is coming because they’re searching for talented, top-notch executives, I expect.”

Alice snorted. “You told me to look at this interview as good experience for future interviews. Even you don’t actually believe anyone at Arlington stands a chance with Durand.”

“I don’t know what I think, to be honest,” Maggie said stiffly. She snapped several tissues out of a box and held them up for Alice to take. “Now wipe off some of that crap you insist on putting on your eyes. Comb your hair back from the part to hide the roots. Put on a little lipstick for once. And for God’s sake, stiffen up the spine, Reed. I expect you to rise to the challenge, not wilt in the face of it.”

Alice’s spine did stiffen in reactionary anger for a few seconds before the truth of Maggie’s words penetrated. Her mentor was right. As usual.

“I’ll go to the bathroom to wash up a bit,” Alice agreed in a subdued tone. “I have ten minutes before the interview starts.”

“Good girl,” Maggie said bracingly.

Alice,” Maggie called sharply as Alice reached for her office door.

“Yeah?” Alice asked, looking over her shoulder. She went still when she saw the unusually somber expression on Maggie’s face.

“There’s been a little change of circumstances as far as your interview. Sebastian Kehoe became ill a few days ago and had to send someone else in his place.”

A perverse, savage combination of disappointment, triumph, and relief swept through Alice. So. They’d sent some low- level stooge in Kehoe’s place? Figured. She knew Durand would never take anyone in her graduating class as a serious contender for “Camp Durand.” The four-week-long program on the shores of Lake Michigan was where the brightest and best business school graduates went every summer to show their stuff. Sixty percent of the Camp Durand counselors were chosen to become the highest-paid, most elite young executives in the world. Through a combination of team-building exercises, intense observation, and a highly reputable children’s camp held on the lake, Durand culled the chosen few, ending up with the best of the best.

Those selected for Camp Durand were paid a hefty sum for their weeks of service, whether they went on to become permanently employed or not. Alice coveted that chunk of money, even if she didn’t dare to hope she’d ever be offered a regular corporate position at the highly successful international company. She had student loans that would come due soon, and no solid job leads. Still . . . she was torn about being forced to prove herself to the slick, influential company.

“I knew Durand couldn’t be serious about Arlington,” Alice said.

Or me.

Maggie must have noticed the smirk Alice strained to hide.

“They’re so unserious about Arlington College that their chief executive officer is coming in place of Sebastian Kehoe,” Maggie said.

Alice’s hand fell from the knob of the door and thumped on her thigh.

What?”

Suddenly, Maggie seemed to be having difficulty meeting her stare. “Several Durand executives were on a business trip here in Chicago recently. When Kehoe got ill, Dylan Fall agreed to fill in for his remaining appointments.” Maggie glanced at her warily. Or was it worriedly? “I . . . I didn’t want to tell you because I thought you’d get more nervous, but I didn’t want you to walk in unprepared, either,” she said miserably.

A wave of queasiness hit her.

“Dylan Fall,” Alice stated in a flat, incredulous tone. “You’re telling me that in nine minutes, I’m going to be interviewed by the chief executive officer of Durand Enterprises?”

“That’s right.” Maggie’s expression of stark compassion faded and was replaced by her game face. “This is the opportunity of a lifetime. I don’t expect you to get a spot at Camp Durand, necessarily—that might be too much to hope for, all things considered. But you’re a unique, smart girl, and you’re kick-ass with numbers, and . . . well, you’re the best Arlington has got. You’re the best I’ve ever known,” she added with a defiant look. “At the very least, you had better walk in there, hold your head up, and do Arlington College proud.”

 

GLIMMER is out now in paperback and ebook!

 

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Glimmer

By Beth Kery

For fans of E. L. James, Sylvia Day, Jodi Ellen Malpas, J. Kenner and Maya Banks. From the New York Times bestselling author of the Because You Are Mine series and The Affair, comes a scorching novel about blazing passion from forbidden desire...

Alice Reed, an ambitious graduate from the wrong side of the tracks, is surprised and intrigued when she wins a coveted place at business school Camp Durand. The summer training camp, run by Durand's elusive CEO Dylan Fall, is legendary, and she can't help but wonder why she's been chosen. It soon becomes clear that Dylan desires Alice. And Alice is powerless to resist his fierce sexual appetite, finding ecstasy and escape in his arms night after passionate night. But behind her lover's magnetic façade and incredible sensuality, Alice senses darkness. Dylan's past is playing catch-up, his secrets waiting to be unleashed. When the long-buried truth emerges, will it tear them apart for ever?

Alice and Dylan's passionate, explosive romance continues in Glow...

For more electrifying romance, don't miss the other titles captivating titles by Beth Kery, The Affair, the One Night of Passion series, and her bestselling erotically charged series which began with Because You Are Mine.

Intensely sexualNuclear-grade hotSleek, sexyFiery connections ... jaw-droppingIntoxicating and exhilaratingSuccessful marriage of emotion and eroticismFabulous, sizzlingSpins and twistsSensual and captivatingBeautiful prose, superbly dynamic charactersIntoxicating and intenseWicked good storytellingTantalizing mystery ... intriguingOne of the sexiest, most erotic love stories that I have read in a long timeNuclear-grade hotIt began with a dazzling seduction... The intensely romantic, sensationally passionate new novel from the author of The Affair.STEAM FOR THE SOPHISTICATED READER: Beth's stories are intensely romantic, sizzlingly erotic, inescapably glamorous and heartpoundingly intriguing.HUGE EBOOK BESTSELLER: Beth Kery is a New York Times bestselling author whose previous e-serialisations, Because You Are Mine and When I'm With You, have sold a staggering 300,000 units. The four titles in the Because You Are Mine series have sold nearly 400,000 ebook units in total.AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: Beth Kery has proven to be one of the most versatile and high-achieving writers in the erotic romance industry. She is the author of more than 30 novels and novellas and also writes under the pen name Bethany Kane and has won the All About Romance Reader Poll for Best Erotica.BRILLIANT PROMOTER: Connect with Beth via her website: www.bethkery.com, on Twitter @bethkery, and via Facebook: facebook.com/beth.kery
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Glow

By Beth Kery

For fans of E. L. James, Sylvia Day, Jodi Ellen Malpas, J. Kenner and Maya Banks. The New York Times bestselling author of the Because You Are Mine series and The Affair, returns to Alice and Dylan's heartstopping love affair in the sequel to Glimmer...

Alice Reed never dreamed she'd escape the stigma of her past. Stunned to be handpicked by the CEO of Durand Enterprises, she was even more shocked to discover that Dylan Fall desired her for pleasure, as well as business... But their deliciously forbidden time together is shattered by a startling secret. The shadows of Alice's past are brutally surfacing, her true identity being revealed. It soon becomes clear that she's battling a mysterious enemy, intent on destroying her. Dylan will do anything to protect Alice. But as Alice falls helplessly in love, she's forced to question how deeply she can trust him. What secrets of her past is he hiding? And can their future survive the truth?

Alice and Dylan's passionate, explosive romance began in Glimmer.

For more electrifying romance, don't miss the other captivating titles by Beth Kery, The Affair, the One Night of Passion series, and her bestselling erotically charged series which began with Because You Are Mine.

Intensely sexualNuclear-grade hotSleek, sexyFiery connections ... jaw-droppingIntoxicating and exhilaratingSuccessful marriage of emotion and eroticismFabulous, sizzlingSpins and twistsSensual and captivatingBeautiful prose, superbly dynamic charactersIntoxicating and intenseTantalizing mystery ... intriguingCan their passion over come the dark secrets of the past? The passionately romantic sequel to Glimmer novel from the author of The Affair.STEAM FOR THE SOPHISTICATED READER: Beth's stories are intensely romantic, sizzlingly erotic, inescapably glamorous and heartpoundingly intriguing.HUGE EBOOK BESTSELLER: Beth Kery is a New York Times bestselling author whose previous e-serialisations, Because You Are Mine and When I'm With You, have sold a staggering 300,000 units. The four titles in the Because You Are Mine series have sold nearly 400,000 ebook units in total.AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: Beth Kery has proven to be one of the most versatile and high-achieving writers in the erotic romance industry. She is the author of more than 30 novels and novellas and also writes under the pen name Bethany Kane and has won the All About Romance Reader Poll for Best Erotica.BRILLIANT PROMOTER: Connect with Beth via her website: www.bethkery.com, on Twitter @bethkery, and via Facebook: facebook.com/beth.kery
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The Affair

By Beth Kery

For fans of E. L. James, Sylvia Day, Jodi Ellen Malpas, J. Kenner and Maya Banks. From the New York Times bestselling author of Glimmer and the Because You Are Mine series, a dazzling romantic novel about a passionate affair.

It began a fiery affair... Will it last a lifetime?

Up until now, Emma Shore has lived a quiet life. Not for much longer. The sprawling mansion belonging to race-car billionaire Michael Montand is Emma's new place of employment. But it's so much more. Montand is dangerously handsome and disconcertingly elusive. And he's the man of her forbidden dreams. From the sparkling shores of Lake Michigan, to the sun-drenched French Riviera, and the playground of the rich and famous in Cannes, Montand's dizzying wealth unearths a world of decadence, deepest desires and addictive pleasure for Emma, as they embark on a passionate affair. But dark, shocking secrets and a lifetime of tragedy lurk beneath the shimmering surface. Can their love survive an earth-shattering revelation with the power to change everything?

For more electrifying romance, don't miss the other titles captivating titles by Beth Kery, Glimmer, Glow, the One Night of Passion series, and her bestselling erotically charged series which began with Because You Are Mine.

Intensely sexualNuclear-grade hotSleek, sexyFiery connections ... jaw-droppingIntoxicating and exhilaratingSuccessful marriage of emotion and eroticismFabulous, sizzlingSpins and twistsSensual and captivatingBeautiful prose, superbly dynamic charactersIntoxicating and intenseTantalizing mystery ... intriguingWicked good storytellingOne of the sexiest, most erotic love stories that I have read in a long timeNuclear-grade hotBeth Kery. Fulfilling your every fantasy... For the first time in complete form, the intriguing, passionate and glamorous romance, The Affair.STEAM FOR THE SOPHISTICATED READER: Beth's stories are intensely romantic, sizzlingly erotic, inescapably glamorous and heartpoundingly intriguing.HUGE EBOOK BESTSELLER: Beth Kery is a New York Times bestselling author whose previous e-serialisations, Because You Are Mine and When I'm With You, have sold a staggering 300,000 units. The four titles in the Because You Are Mine series have sold nearly 400,000 ebook units in total.AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: Beth Kery has proven to be one of the most versatile and high-achieving writers in the erotic romance industry. She is the author of more than 30 novels and novellas and also writes under the pen name Bethany Kane and has won the All About Romance Reader Poll for Best Erotica.BRILLIANT PROMOTER: Connect with Beth via her website: www.bethkery.com, on Twitter @bethkery, and via Facebook: facebook.com/beth.kery
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Because You Are Mine Complete Novel

By Beth Kery

The New York Times bestselling e-book serialisation complete and in print for the first time. If you love Fifty Shades, Bared to You and J. Kenner you'll adore Because You Are Mine...

It's at a cocktail party in her honour that she first meets him - and the attraction is immediate for graduate student Francesca Arno. It's also bewildering. She's not used to such a wholesale sexual response to a stranger. Enigmatic, darkly intense, with a commanding presence, billionaire Ian Noble completely unnerves her. And she likes it.

For Ian, Francesca is the kind of woman he can't resist - one that comes all too rarely: a true innocent. But he can sense in her a desire to open up, to experiment, to give herself to the fantasies of a man in control. The first kiss, the first caress, the first challenge for a woman who craves what she's never had - a man who gets what he wants...

For more electrifying, passionate romance, don't miss the other titles in the Because You Are Mine series: When I'm With You, Because We Belong and Since I Saw You and look for Beth's sizzling new serialisation The Affair.

Wicked good storytellingNuclear-grade hotOne of the sexiest, most erotic love stories that I have read in a long timeIntoxicating and exhilaratingScorching hot! I was held spellboundOriginally published as an e-book serialisation, Because You Are Mine was a New York Times bestseller earlier in 2012Beth Kery lives in Chicago where she juggles the demands of her career, her love of the city and the arts and a busy family life. Her writing today reflects her passion for all of the above. She is the bestselling author of over thirty novels and novellas. She also writes under the pen name Bethany Kane. You can read more about Beth, her books and upcoming projects at www.bethkery.com or follow her on Twitter @bethkery.The eight-part serialisation of Because You Are Mine sold over 65,000 e-books in the UK aloneFollowing hot on the heels of Fifty Shades of Grey, Because You Are Mine comes from the same US publisher as Sylvia Day's New York Times bestselling Crossfire trilogyBeth Kery has proven to be one of the most versatile and high-achieving writers in the erotic romance industry. She is the author of more than 30 novels and novellas and also writes under the pen name Bethany Kane
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Addicted To You: One Night of Passion Book 1

By Beth Kery

From the New York Times ebook bestselling author of the Because You Are Mine series and The Affair, for fans for Sylvia Day, J. Kenner and Maya Banks. This is the first in Beth Kery's One Night of Passion series about a group of connected characters who each begin their romance with a night of impulsive, steamy sex...

Irish film director Rill Pierce fled to the tiny, backwoods town of Vulture's Canyon, seeking sanctuary and solitude after a devastating tragedy. Once, his raw sex appeal and sultry Irish accent made women across the globe swoon. Now, he's barely recognisable... But Katie Hughes, his best friend's sister, is not the type of woman to give up on a man like Rill. She blazes into Vulture's Canyon determined to save him from himself. Instead, she finds herself unleashing years of pent-up passion. In a storm of hunger and need, Katie and Rill forget themselves and the world. But will Rill's insatiable attraction to Katie heal his pain - or will it just feed the darkness within him?

***This was previously published under the author's pseudonym Bethany Kane***

Lose yourself in One Night of Passion: Addicted To You, Bound To You, Captured By You, Exposed To You, Only For You.

'An erotic romance that definitely delivers, this book had both smoking hot sex and emotional connection between the characters''The writing is impeccable...addictive in every possible way!''A well-rounded plot, plenty of steamy sex scenes, and a complicated romance between fascinating characters''A fabulous, sizzling hot friends-to-lovers story. You'll be addicted from page one!'The first in Beth Kery's One Night of Passion series about romances that begin with a night of impulsive, steamy sex...

Beth Kery is the New York Times ebook bestselling author of Because You Are Mine and recipient of the All About Romance Reader Poll for Best Erotica. Beth lives in Chicago where she juggles the demands of her career, her love of the city and the arts, and a busy family life. Her writing today reflects her passion for all of the above. She is a bestselling author of over thirty books and novellas, and has also written under the pen name Bethany Kane.

You can read more about Beth, her books and upcoming projects at www.bethkery.com, discover her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beth.kery, or follow her on Twitter @BethKery.

Whether your taste runs to passionate, romantic historicals, sizzling, exciting suspense, edgy, provocative paranormals or heart-warming and sexy contemporaries, this is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.Beth Kery's BECAUSE YOU ARE MINE is the latest erotic sensation to sweep the United States, following hot on the heels of E. L. James's Fifty Shades of Grey, and Sylvia Day's Bared To You. Published in serial ebook format it consistently hit the New York Times ebook bestseller list week after week.Just as BECAUSE YOU ARE MINE left you breathless and hungry for more each week, readers will be enthralled by this addictive story of Katie and Rill's emotional journey of self-discovery and unquenchable desire.Beth Kery has proven to be one of the most versatile and high-achieving writers in the erotic romance industry. She is the author of more than 30 novels and novellas and has also written under the pen name Bethany Kane.
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On The Job: enovella

By Beth Kery

One woman. Two men. And a game of revenge that goes beyond the limits. Fans of J. Kenner, Maya Banks and Kristen Proby will love this wildly sexy novella by the New York Times bestselling author of Because You Are Mine and The Affair...

Years ago, Walker and Madeline had a good thing going. They were young and impetuous, just a couple of kids indulging in the pleasures of a wild infatuation. But still, it meant the world to Madeline. And then, at the most vulnerable time of her life, when she needed him the most, he walked away.

Now, the ex-Secret Service agent is back to start his own security business. And Tony, his old friend and new billionaire client, has quite a proposition: protect his woman from threats against her life. The hitch? The woman in question is Madeline.

She's never forgotten Walker. And she's never forgiven him. Under the heat of the Lake Tahoe sun her sensual revenge begins. Making Walker pay will be a pleasure. But danger and desire make a combustible mix, and no one is prepared for the explosion.

Includes a bonus excerpt of Beth Kery's sizzling new One Night of Passion novel, Only for You.

***On the Job previously appeared in the anthology Three to Tango by Beth Kery writing as Bethany Kane***

Wicked good storytellingNuclear-grade hotOne of the sexiest, most erotic love stories that I have read in a long timeIntoxicating and exhilaratingScorching hot! I was held spellboundAn electrifying, explosive novella from New York Times bestseller Beth Kery.
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Wicked Burn

By Beth Kery

For fans for Sylvia Day, J. Kenner and Maya Banks. A scorchingly sexy novel from the New York Times ebook bestselling author of the Because You Are Mine series and The Affair.

Vic Savian knows what he wants when he sees it. And what he wants is his sexy neighbour, Niall Chandler. When he finds her in the hallway of their building being harassed by an aggressive suitor, Vic steps in - and finds himself greatly rewarded... Sleeping with her gorgeous neighbour - when she didn't even know his last name - was the craziest thing Niall's ever done. Now, she can't seem to get enough of Vic, or what he stirs in her. Suddenly she's exploring uninhibited pleasures she's never known before. But when her past returns to haunt her, she and Vic are forced to venture beyond the pleasures of the flesh, and risk it all on something deeper, something found only in the heart.

Enter the seductive world of Beth Kery where the rules are broken with that first electrifying touch in the sizzling Because You Are Mine, One Night of Passion and The Affair novels.

'One of the best erotic romances I've ever read''Kery gives readers beautifully written prose with amazingly descriptive sex scenes... The well-crafted characters are full of raw emotions that are right on the page for the reader to experience''The erotic scenes Beth Kery crafted for Niall and Vic are nuclear-grade hot' A scorchingly sexy novel from the New York Times ebook bestselling author of the Because You Are Mine series and The Affair.Beth Kery lives in Chicago where she juggles the demands of her career, her love of the city and the arts and a busy family life. Her writing today reflects her passion for all of the above. She is the bestselling author of over thirty novels and novellas. She also writes under the pen name Bethany Kane. You can read more about Beth, her books and upcoming projects at www.bethkery.com or follow her on Twitter @bethkery.Whether your taste runs to passionate, romantic historicals, sizzling, exciting suspense, edgy, provocative paranormals or heart-warming and sexy contemporaries, this is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.Beth Kery's BECAUSE YOU ARE MINE the latest erotic sensation to sweep the United States, following hot on the heels of E. L. James's Fifty Shades of Grey, and Sylvia Day's Bared To You. Published in serial ebook format it consistently hit the New York Times ebook bestseller list week after week.Just as BECAUSE YOU ARE MINE left you breathless and hungry for more each week, readers will be spellbound by this tale of two scarred lovers, fighting demons from their past, whose passion sets the pages alight in this scorchingly sexy novel.Beth Kery has proven to be one of the most versatile and high-achieving writers in the erotic romance industry. She is the author of more than 30 novels and novellas and has also written under the pen name Bethany Kane.