Friday, 15 December 2017

Release Blitz ***Redemption by Stephanie St. Klaire***



Book 5 in The McKenzie Ridge Series

The final installment…

Stephanie St. Klaire

Jessie Clarke has worked hard for nearly a decade to overcome the trauma of her past, becoming a firefighter in McKenzie Ridge has helped her rise above the ashes and become a strong, independent woman. But, underneath her foul mouth and tough exterior, Jessie is hiding something... A secret that could not only endanger her but destroy all those she loves in the small mountain town she calls home.

Blake Cooper, sexy police chief of McKenzie Ridge, is the perfect combination of rugged and good looks but he has secrets of his own. Secrets that could bring the strongest man to his knees. As a man of honor, he is dedicated to protect and serve the people in his town, even when he's forced to overstep boundaries that could come back to haunt him.

Jessie and Blake's love-hate relationship comes to a screeching halt and sparks fly when they’re forced to work together to keep McKenzie Ridge safe. When the past catches up with her, will he be able to keep her safe? Can Jessie learn to trust Blake or will his secrets fuel the fire that's closing in, igniting a blaze that could consume not only them, but burn McKenzie Ridge to the ground.



Excerpt 1 –
She moved in front of him, her body touching his, remembering

the feel of his large strong hands on her as he hoisted her over his strong

brawny shoulder and again when he caught her from falling in the hospital. As
much as he infuriated her, he ignited her, and at this very moment, she didn’t

feel like fighting it. She could barely remember why they fought it in the

first place.
Blake grabbed her by the hips and pulled her against him,

dissolving any question as to where he stood and what he was feeling in that

moment. Given the stiff ridge firmly pressed against her belly, it was safe to

assume he felt the same damn way she did. Hot and hungry.
As tough as Jessie appeared to be on the outside, she was
anything but when it came to intimacy – another scar from her past. With Blake,

though, she felt safe, comfortable, and unreserved. It may have been his gentle

way with her despite his larger than life, all alpha persona, or it might

simply be because he was Blake. Either way, he awakened something in her that

she hadn’t felt, didn’t fear, and desperately craved.
With one hand snaking around her waist to the small of her

back, he pulled her body against his. Fisting her hair with his free hand,

Blake tilted her head back before lowering his mouth to hers. Soft and sweet at

first, he was cautious with her and wanted to know her boundaries. There was no

telling what kind of scars remained in this part of her life, and he wanted her

to trust him, especially with this. He let her lead; she could show him what

she wanted as much as what she desired. It was all up to her. She got to be in

control so whatever they had together would grow organically, naturally.
When she deepened the kiss, he followed suit. She desired him

as much as he did her. It was clear when her hands slowly slid their way up his

body and around his neck, and she pulled him down harder so she could take his

mouth in a bolder move. Jessie was trying to prove something – more to herself

than him.
Excerpt 2 –
“You’re really good at that. I don’t get why the kids like you so much,” she said, nodding her head at the toddler snuggled into his neck.
“It’s because they know I won’t let them climb in a drier.”
“How was I supposed…forget it. You play manny, and I’ll clean-up.”
Jessie did her best to ignore Blake while she went to work, cleaning up after the fun the kids had earlier. Every time she walked by, however, she couldn’t help but swoon, even just a little, over the sight of Blake snuggling a tiny tot and pup. It made her a little more than crazy that he could stir butterfly like flutters, low in her belly with just a look.
He was the epitome of an alpha man’s man, who screamed testosterone driven machismo with his every move and every word. Built was an understatement – his muscles had muscles that were clearly defined through his standard black t-shirt and ass hugging jeans. Though nobody really knew his entire story, they did know that he had an extensive military background full of covert ops, undercover, badass, American hero activity.
She would be lying if she denied his dark secret past wasn’t a turn on. He was hands down hot – he was also a pain in the ass. Sure, Jessie was known to give him shit – a lot of shit – but that didn’t mean she didn’t appreciate his chiseled features and crave-worthy physique. Add a baby and tiny dog to the mix, and you have a whole lot of sexy. She’d never tell him, though; she’d take that to the grave.

Stephanie St. Klaire

Stephanie St. Klaire debuted in 2016, launching her writing career with Rescued, the first book in the widely popular, five book series known as McKenzie Ridge. Stephanie is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs.
As a writer, Stephanie brings realistic circumstances to the pages, and fills them with real emotion, reactions, and outcomes. Her characters are passionate, have bold personalities, and full of life. She writes happily ever after’s, with plenty of twists, turns, drama, and of course, steamy romance.
Stephanie has always been a story teller, with the gift of “gab”, and a life-long goal to be a writer. Unfortunate circumstances with her health, finally afforded her the time to do so. Irony at its best, she began writing her first novel at an adverse time, to escape her circumstance and explore the stories in her imagination for relief. She is happy to share those stories with her readers, and bring a little fun, entertainment, and of course smexy characters to the pages.
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