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Pay it Forward Friday with Author Laura Taylor

Pay it Forward Friday presents my Good Friend and Pay It Forward Buddy Laura Taylor.  She is a lovely person and I hope you enjoy the post and buy the books. They are wonderful and romantic.  I absolutely love the book covers also. They leave your mind to wonder. Just what you need to escape…YUMMY!  I highly recommend them all!  

Lots of love, Emily



A 4-Book Series by



DesertRoseFnl667x1000Desert Rose, Midnight Storm, Heartbreaker, and More Than Friends make up my four-book Warrior Series. 

They’re live at Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, and Smashwords. Yep, I am one happy camper now that I have taken over the publishing of my books!


The Warrior Series represents my deep and abiding respect for the military family and the high standards pursued by its men and women, so I don’t think it will surprise you that I’ve penned several romantic suspense novels to celebrate these modern day warriors.

As well, I wanted to celebrate the unique women who embrace these men and their challenging lifestyles.

You may not know that my late father was a career aviator in the U.S. Air Force. I grew up as an Air Force brat, and I’m proud of the experience.  


Yes, the person in uniform is the one who “serves”, but I know from personal experience that the families of these men and women provide the foundation of stability and love to which each warrior returns – at the end of the day or at the end of a tour of duty in a warzone far from home. 

Life as an Air Force brat gave me an instinctive grasp of both commitment and community at an early age, taught me to be a team player, and inspired a level of idealism that has always fueled my story concepts as a romantic suspense writer.

MoreThanFriendsFnl667x1000Each hero and heroine in the four book Warrior Series possesses personality and character traits of the men and women I’ve known as the daughter of a career Air Force aviator and as the wife of a military aviator – men and women I will admire until I draw my last breath.  Some of those men and women have already made the ultimate sacrifice, but many more still populate the landscape of my life.  For that blessing, I am deeply grateful.

Romance readers write often to express their appreciation for the books that I write, but I want to turn the tables on them today.  I want to express my deep appreciation to Romance Readers – you make me happier than words will ever allow me to express!

So heartfelt thanks and hugs all around,

Laura Taylor

p.s. MIDNIGHT STORM (book # 2 from the Warriors Series) is on sale for 99 cents at the Amazon Kindle & Barnes & Noble Nook eBookstores!


“Laura Taylor writes with the power and sensuality that characterizes the best authors in the romance genre.”

Quote from
Romantic Times Book Reviews

LAURA (1A)LAURA TAYLOR is an award-winning romance writer with over a million books in print. In the Fall of 2012, she celebrated more than a half million digital editions of her books being downloaded by eBook readers.

She is the recipient of numerous awards for her writing, including:
*RWA RITA Finalist Award – Mainstream Fiction Finalist
*2 Maggie Awards for Mainstream Fiction from GRW/RWA
* Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award – Best New Contemporary Mainstream Fiction Author
* Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Certificate of Excellence for Series Romance
* Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Bantam Loveswept Novel
* Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Best Series Romantic Adventure Novel
* Romantic Times Career Achievement Certificate of Excellence as Series Storyteller of the Year
* Romantic Times Career Achievement Certificate of Excellence for Best Series Romantic Suspense
* RWA Golden Heart Series Romance Finalist
*The 1st Golden Rose Award from the Gold Coast Chapter of RWA as the Chapter Co-Founder.

Laura is a permanent faculty member of the Southern California Writers Conference, a member of International Thriller Writers (ITW), and one of the original 25 Founding Members and a member of the Board of Directors of Novelists, Inc.


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SEDITIOUS… sexy snippet is almost here!!! The 4th Novel “The Light-Bearer Series” by Emily Guido

GlowingHands-303x218Tabbruis saw Charmeine raise her hands, and light illuminated the forest like it was day. She was bathed in white light.

“You are an Angel who can rise above sedition, Charmeine. Your light is so pure.” 

“Hardly, far from it, Tabbruis,” she replied dismissively.

Her eyes opened wide with fear. “I see it. The snake is by your knee. Hold on.” With one pinpoint zap, the snake was propelled three hundred feet away.

As she approached him, she looked like the ‘Angel Charmeine’ he knew in Heaven. Love blazed from her body. In Heaven, she did not have the worries and troubles she had on Earth. Tabbruis closed his eyes and felt the peace she radiated and mumbled lethargically, “My love…”

She kneeled to look at the wound and put her hand on his leg.

He felt her hand emit warmth and well-being. He smiled and drowsily uttered, “You are, and always will be, an Angel glowing with light in my eyes.” 

Charmeine realized the snake venom was working very fast, and he was in serious danger. She hid her anxiousness and smiled. “Please, I’m anything but. It’s nothing. The light will go away in a minute. Let’s get you taken care of.”

Still aglow with bright light, she sat down next to him on the ground. She pulled her long blond hair to one side. “Tabbruis you need to drink to heal…” 

“I am fine.” He shook his head. The poison coursed its way through his body. He tried to get up, and fell back.

Charmeine touched his cheek and looked into his eyes.

The warmth which radiated from her hand made him happy.

“Tabbruis, drink.” She showered him in kisses on his neck.

Everywhere she kissed him, her lips left pleasant signatures on his skin. He began to moan with low growls as her heartbeat called to him. His nose broadened to take in her rose scented skin.

chama26Underneath her calmness, Charmeine was scared because he needed blood to heal, and fast! Seductively, she whispered, “My love, remember how it made us feel?” She brought her hands up to his face, and her heart skipped a beat as she noticed his head was cold and clammy. Now, she was terrified! Charmeine saw sweat pour off him. His eyes were red and watery. “Semper tua ero, Tabbruis,” and kissed him passionately.

His Blood-Hunter instinct and sexual desire took control. In a low feral growl, he gently pushed her down against the ground. He began to kiss and lick her neck.

Charmeine boiled with want and looked in his eyes. They were black with desire. “Yes, Tabbruis,” she panted with need as his hot, wet tongue ran from the bottom of her neck to her chin. She waited for him to take their union on a different plane of existence. Charmeine panted in expectation as her skin heated with the feel of his fangs against her neck. His moist, hot mouth kissed her. She touched her tongue to Tabbruis’ fangs, and her body went into a sexual body blush.

Her heartbeat was like an enchantress and called to Tabbruis’ blood which rushed through his veins. His desire overwhelmed him. He ran his hands up and down her body, and savored how she blushed wherever he touched her.

Finally, with a soft, feral growl, Tabbruis slowly bit into her neck and relished the luscious taste of her transcendent, sanguine liquid.

Sexual heat traveled up and down both of their bodies.

Tabbruis’ growl resonated through Charmeine’s bones and flesh. Once she felt the prick, the warmth went down her body. The first pull he made on her blood, she moaned because it felt so sensuous. Her physical appetite grew and pulled him closer.

They both were caught in the erotic pleasure of each other’s body.

4 Seditious Book Cover 1Charmeine noticed they were wrapped in a white light with no feeling of the outside world. It was like they were in a white nest which was comfortable.

Tabbruis felt warmth, but did not care. Her blood was too sweet and exquisite to care about anything else. Languorously, he relished every drop rushing over his tongue. He growled louder with the want to possess all of her.

Pulling up his shirt so she could feel his gorgeous flesh under her fingertips, Charmeine moaned and couldn’t fight the desire she felt.

Tabbruis pulled away from her and healed the wounds with a long lick of his tongue.

With his fangs exposed, she pulled him into a kiss.

Her tongue danced around his fangs, and it drove Tabbruis crazy with desire. 

Hungrily, she wanted to feel his skin next to hers.


One of my favorite quotes is what I was thinking while I wrote the passage above.

The Scarlet Letter (TV miniseries)

The Scarlet Letter (TV miniseries) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart!

Else it may be their miserable fortune, when some mightier touch than their own may have awakened all her sensibilities, to be reproached even for the calm content, the marble image of happiness, which they will have imposed upon her as the warm reality.

~Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter



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