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10 more days…Imperfect.

TEN MORE DAYS! EEK!!

10 more days until Shiloh and Luke release.
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“I Need you to promise me something before I go.”
“What’s that?” she asked warily.
“That you understand no matter what you say to me, how hard you try to push me away, I’m not leaving. Not physically but especially not emotionally. I will not abandon you. I will not allow you to close down and keep yourself from me.”
“I’m counting on that,” she whispered.
I stood motionless as the burn worked its way through my body. A burn that cauterized old wounds I hadn’t realized weren’t healed. Leftover abrasions on my soul that had yet to be treated. Some were minor—the residual pain of losing my career. Some were bigger, marks that would never fully go away but hadn’t yet scarred over. Things I’d done and seen and failed to do. But one thing I knew for certain, Shiloh Kent, a woman who did not trust, did not allow herself to connect, held herself remote, would not believe in me unless I’d earned it. So, yeah, fuck yeah, the old wounds sealed over.

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Jonny’s Redemption is LIVE

Hey Rebels!
Jonny and Bobby are finally here. I feel like I’ve been waiting forever to give you their story and to think my plan was to kill off poor Roberta “Bobby” Layne in Chasin’s Surrender. I had her untimely demise all planned out in my head then I fell in love with her loyalty and humor. Now if I was one of those forward-thinking, plotting, well-put-together authors I would’ve maybe picked a better name for Jonny’s leading lady. I mean Jonny and Bobby that’s awfully ryhmey. (Is that a word?) You can’t even make up a cool super-couple nickname like Brangelina, TomKat, or Kimye with Bobby and Jonny. (Though all those couples split so maybe they’re not the best examples.) It would just be Bonny or Jonby. EEK. Not good. Alas, I am not a forward-thinking author, I am a fly by the seat of my pants author that goes where my characters lead and Jonny led me to Bobby, and thank goodness he did because they are HOT together. They needed each other. So, I gave Jonny his woman Bobby. And now I give them both to you. I hope you enjoy the last book in the Gemini Group Series. Yes, I cried when I finished this book.
I loved writing this series. It is based in my hometown of Kent County. I’ve visited all the places around town the characters visited. My favorite Pizza place is in these books. Nixon’s farm is where I live down to the old milking parlor. The old metal shed that was converted into Bobby’s house is on my farm. The backfield where the weddings have taken place is a special place to me. It’s real. While I didn’t get married there, I’ve spent countless hours with my family sitting on the knoll overlooking the back hundred acres. So, yes, I cried a lot when I was finished. I will miss Nixon, McKenna, Jameson, Kennedy, Weston, Silver, Alec, Macy, Chasin, Evie, Holden, Charleigh, Jonny, Bobby, and the rest of the gang. The Gemini Group series is now complete – go forth and binge or if you’re caught up grab Jonny’s Redemption and learn the truth about Jonny’s past. 

XOXO, Riley 

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All new series coming soon…

Nixon’s Promise

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Nixon’s Promise is set in a rural, Eastern Shore County in Maryland. Actually, the book takes place in my hometown of Kent County. While the city is fictional (had to change the name to protect the innocent.) the locations I mention are real.

Some of the places I’ll take you to are place I go to have an ice cream, places I drive by daily, and maybe the description of Nixon Swagger’s farm is really mine.

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From the Chester River and the bridge that welcomes everyone home…

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To the Schooner Saltana that welcomes every new spring when she returns to sit in front of Chester River Dock…

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Welcome to Cliff City.

I hope you’ll fall in love just like I did the first time I crossed the river and left the busy city behind.

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GEMINI.jpgFormer Navy SEAL Nixon Swagger is home.
After twelve years of service and twice as many deployments, all Nix wanted was quiet. He’d sought the solace of the land he’d grown up on and found the peace he needed to silence the noise and figure out his next move. Nixon’s stay was supposed to be temporary. He wasn’t supposed to meet a feisty, head-strong woman who made his pulse race and set his body on fire. Falling in love hadn’t been part of his plan. Taking a government contract to stop a homegrown terrorist group hadn’t been either, but when the organization threatens to attack Philadelphia, he had no choice but to accept.

McKenna Wilson was living. Every day was the same. Raising her two teenage siblings didn’t leave time for much else. Most days, she was okay with that. Then she bumped into the sexy war hero and, in an instant, her world changed. She had no idea falling for Nixon would be so dangerous. Now she was going head-to-head with the small-town’s dirty sheriff who was hell-bent on ruining Nixon and avenging a fifteen-year-old grudge. She’d lost her heart, but losing her life wasn’t part of the plan.

Nixon Swagger had learned a few things as a Navy SEAL—adapt, improvise, and overcome were among the many. In the middle of an inferno, so ominous even Dante wouldn’t buy a ticket, Nixon must adapt to his new surroundings and overcome multiple threats before he loses the woman he loves.

 

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Claiming Tuesday is here!

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HOT Firefighter – CHECK
Sexy Alpha who knows what he wants – CHECK and CHECK

Claiming Tuesday is LIVE!
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As many of you know (you’ve heard my woos in Riley’s Rebels) Claiming Tuesday was written twice. This book was a labor of love for sure. As I was nearing fifty percent of the first book, I wasn’t liking it. Okay, I hated it. There was no way I could release a book I hated. If I didn’t like it, none of you would. So I junked it straight into the recycle bin and started over. Boy, I’m sure glad I did. The second edition is awesome. I love Jackson and Tuesday. I know I say that after I finish each book but it’s true. Jackson, Tuesday, and I have been through the wringer together. We spent many hours together, mostly with me pounding their story on my keyboard while they told me the story they wanted told and me cursing through revisions.  But then I read the final book and it was all worth it. I loved it. Totally fell in love with Jackson and understood Tuesday.

I hope you enjoy the next installment in the Next Generation Series. Jackson Clark, son of Nolan and Reagan Clark from, Freedom book 4 of the 707 series has it going on. The youngest male cousin of the group knows what he wants. And he wants Tuesday Knowls the feisty best friend of Mercy soon-to-be- Walker.

The 4th book “Claiming Tuesday” is from Ms Riley’s The Next Generation series and she is unstoppable. I don’t know how Ms Riley does it but she proves to me, again and again, just what a creative writer she is. This book is another success for this reader and I was engaged from the beginning to the end. – Trish, Bookbub reviewer

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All new series – Gold Team

All new Gold Team is starting now! Brooks book one is a Gold Team – Special Forces: Operation Alpha crossover.

Brooks marks the sixth books I’ve had the pleasure of releasing into Susan Stoker’s universe and I am so excite to bring you all this new team.

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I’m beyond thrilled to once again write in Susan Stoker’s Special Forces: Operation Alpha universe. I’ve been a fan of Susan’s for many years and have read every book she’s published (multiple times.) While I’ve tried my hardest to stay true to her original characters (because, hello, they are already awesome) I am not Susan, I wrote them as I, the reader, experienced them.

I want fans of Susan to feel like they’re visiting old friends when they see her beloved characters. I hope I’ve done them justice. But please remember, I’ve taken some liberties.

In Brooks, I use Susan’s characters from her new Legacy SEAL series: Rocco, Ace, Gumby, Phantom, Bubba, and Rex. I’ve also borrowed plot elements from Securing Caite and bad guys, too. You can certainly read Brooks as a standalone but I recommend reading Securing Caite first.

And of course, The King of All Things Cyber, John “Tex” Keegan makes an appearance.

I hope you enjoy the world I’ve created for you as much as I loved writing it.

Brooks….hmmmm…10 stars? I am not going to say much about Brooks Miller and Tatiana Jones except… It’s by Riley Edwards, writing for Susan Stoker. That is all. So go. OneClick. Or you will forever regret not letting the Gold Team into your life. – Yvone, Bookbub reviewer

Tatiana Jones is no stranger to the battlefield. One look at her scarred flesh tells the tales of her time in captivity. But it’s not only her skin the bears the marks her failures, doubt and a healthy dose cynicism now clouds her vision. She has also mastered the fine art of deception. In her line of work it is a necessity.

Former Navy SEAL Brooks Miller is living the good life working as a mercenary. Employed by the highly sought-after Z Corps, a private, special-ops company, there are no shortage of contracts sending him around the world. He lives wild and free with nothing tying him down—just the way he likes it.

When the Gold Team’s latest mission takes them to Bahrain, Brooks thinks it will be a quick in and out. That’s until he walks into a shitstorm and comes face to face with the woman who’s about to turn his world upside down. There was something working behind her intelligent eyes, and it looked a lot like pain. Not the physical kind, the emotional aftermath of heartache. And when she tries to hide behind snark and sass he decides on the spot he wants to know more.

Tatiana doesn’t have time for games. She’s on the hunt for the man who left her life in ruins. Brooks has something else in mind, something more, something far more permanent than the no strings fun Tatiana is offering. He had her right where he wanted her until the hunters become the prey and their world explodes. It will take more than the Gold Team to bring down a Saudi Prince out for blood. Their only hope is the one and only, king of all things cyber, John “Tex” Keegan. Can Tex get search and rescue team to them in time, or will it be a recovery mission?

*Brooks: Book 1 in the all new Gold Team series features Susan Stoker’s new Legacy SEALs. *

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Finding Mercy

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Finding Mercy is LIVE
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So Freakin Good💚💙 This just has it all! Excellent characters with realistic problems that suck you in to all the drama, action, heat, whatever is happening, you’re right there in the thick of it. Feeling all the emotions, laughing at the funny bits or sad, hot and bothered or just hot. An eventful journey that grabs you and does not let go. – Marsha, Bookbub reviewer

Hey there!

Each time I release a book I think it will be easier than the last. NOPE. Not even a little. I’m a nervous wreck hoping everything goes okay, and my readers will enjoy the story. Jason and Mercy’s story was the fastest book I’ve ever written. Once these two started, they didn’t stop, the words flowed. Some of it was painful to write. Some of what Jason did and said, pissed me off. But he needed to free himself of all the guilt he’d bottled up. And then there was Mercy. She wasn’t putting up with his pity party and had no issue, telling him so. I loved her. I loved who she’d become through her own tragedies. Most mostly I loved who they are together.

Thank you to everyone who has picked up Finding Mercy. I hope you love it.

My heart is so full and I am grateful for each and every one of you. ❤️

xoxo

Riley

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Chasing Honor is LIVE

“Romantic Suspense done right. Another 5-STAR read from Riley Edwards!” Author Ellie Masters

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The Next Generation book 2

Ethan Lenox became a single father at sixteen when his girlfriend signed over custody of their newborn daughter and left to chase her dreams. Eight years later he’s a police officer, fiercely protective of the little girl and dedicated to his work. He’s never had time for dating and won’t allow any woman to betray his trust or abandon him again. But the intriguing woman who shows up to rent the room he’s offering has him rethinking his ideas.

Photographer Honor Sullivan is on the run. Her powerful, ruthless stepfather would do anything to advance his political career, including forcing Honor into an arranged, loveless marriage. Her sexy new landlord and his adorable daughter offer just the kind of refuge she needs, a home full of love and honesty, so different from what she’s endured the last few years. But Honor is unwittingly carrying a secret, one that could endanger anyone around her. A secret that could get her killed.

As the attraction deepens between Ethan and Honor, events from the past are closing in on them. Will Ethan once again lose a woman he’s come to care about, or is he willing to risk his heart to chase a new dream of love?

“Chasing Honor kept my interest from the first page to the last. I absolutely loved Ethan and his family.” Book Addiction

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Meadow Holiday was off-limits. 

Completely. Totally. Out of bounds.
A witness.
A victim.
And achingly beautiful.
With a shiny new badge clipped to my belt, I thought I could save the world or at least protect those I loved.
A sadistic serial killer proved me wrong.
The only way to keep Meadow safe was to break the rules, keep her close,

and claim her as my own. Only she proved to be harder to catch than the lunatic running around on a murder spree.

I had no business falling in love in the middle of an investigation. But she’s the one, I feel it deep in bones.

Special Agent Nick Clark gave me hope. 
He was so far out of my league it was laughable.
Untouchable.

So damn good looking it hurt to look at him.
He was everything I’d dreamed of having, but knew I’d never have.
His charm was irresistible, and the first time he kissed me I stupidly fell in love.
He promised me a world I thought was long ago stolen from me.
A fairytale where a sexy FBI agent saves the scared and scarred girl.
Just when Nick breaks down the fortress I’d built to protect myself and pushes through my doubts – it’s too late.
The villain in our story has come for me.
I knew better than to believe in happily ever afters.
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Recovering Ivy

Zane and Ivy’s story is LIVE!

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What are readers saying? Glad you asked. LOL Did you know that a recent poll showed that 85% of readers buy books based on recommendation alone? That means without even reading the blurb. Social proof, better know as word of mouth is the best way to help support your favorite authors. I love reading my early reviews!

“Zane doesn’t do repeats. So why is he biting heads off because he woke up to an empty bed? Damn, he didn’t even know her last name. An unexpected meeting has both he and Ivy pretending this is their first introduction. A strategic phone call and the client/perp is called away leaving Ivy in the hands of Zane. He has questions. He needs answers. Then he needs her, again. She has a past life she doesn’t want to discuss. She has a plan for revenge. Nothing will get in her way. When revenge and justice cross paths can Zane and Ivy work together? He plans to play with her and more. She just doesn’t know it yet. And when she finds out….? This is the first book I’ve read in the series and it does stand alone. However, I’d happily read the previous three books and any after this one. Plenty of steam, feelings change those who don’t feel worthy of finding love. The team will give all for any one of them besides driving Zane to distraction with their razzing that he has been caught by a woman who takes no prisoners or anything else from a man she doesn’t want. They all care about the team/family and their love is strong and loyal. This has my strong recommendation. Read for Words Turn Me On ”

“I must say what a treat reading Ivy and Zane’s story. It was like an action-packed movie unfolding inside my head with drool-worthy hotties, both man and women included. There is as much activity in the field as there is in bed, but all this is just icing on the cake. What I loved about Recovering Ivy is that the author tackles a more serious issue re drug addiction and how it affects family members. The author’s in-depth characterization of Ivy is brilliant and Zane’s emotional growth is what makes this a great tale, two broken people healing each other and making them whole.

“I will not quit us, and I won’t let you run away from it either. I’ll fight for us; I’ll fight when you can’t. I’ll make sure when we cross the finish line you are stronger than you have ever been.”

It’s a fast-paced romance spiked with attitude and passion, the perfect book to tuck in on a lazy weekend. I really enjoyed Zane and Ivy’s story and I bet you will too!

 

I received a free copy of this book however all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
This is hands down the best book I have read this year. I had never read any of Riley’s books before this, but having finished this, and loved it, I have gone back to the beginning of the series (not that it makes any difference to this book as all background is explained perfectly). From the get go the storyline grabs you and doesn’t let go, I’d normally say until the last page, but as there is the tempting teaser to the next book, I can’t even say that! It has romance, suspense, murder, searing red hot sex scenes and sexy alpha males (described so well I was salivating!). Absolutely not one thing I can grumble or say I’m disappointed about, well besides the wait I’ve now got til the next one…………………………….

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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Nightstalker is FREE for a limited time

Don’t miss out on this awesome sale! 814 – 8/17 Nightstalker is marked down to
ZERO dollars!

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What happens when the woman you love doesn’t remember you?
If you’re former Navy SEAL Lincoln Parker, you demand her attention and don’t take no for an answer.
Jasmin Smith was missing pieces of her life. A tingling in the back of her mind and an ache in her chest, told her it was something big. But no one on her team would fill in the blanks. Then a handsome stranger barges into her life. He’s tall, sexy, and bossy. He pushes her to the breaking point willing her to remember.
When the memories flood back, it’s too late. A deadly game of cat and mouse with a long time adversary threatens to tear the team apart.

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