For today’s release day spotlight, MRN is bringing you an author whose work I L-O-V-E! Today, we celebrate LaQuette’s release, Lies You Tell. Happy Book Birthday!! 🍾🍾🍾🍾
LaQuette has graciously shared an excerpt and the inside scoop on this release, and future books to come, with us. Check it out!!
A mob boss finding his dead lover alive six years after her death, shocking. Learning they’ve got a five-year-old son…deadly.
Six years ago Sanai Ward fled her life in Florida when her lover’s infidelity nearly brings her life to a fiery end. Scared and devastated, Sanai starts over from nothing, determined to create a safe and happy life for the child she discovers she’s carrying.
Single parenthood isn’t easy. But the joys of watching her beloved Nazario thrive is more than enough motivation to ignore the ache in her heart for the man that shattered her soul.
him. Six years ago he was in love and happy, until his woman was killed
in a fire. Sanai was gone. There was nothing left in the ashes but the
locket he’d placed around her neck. Too angry to deal with his loss,
Dante seeks to make the rest of the world pay for his broken heart by forming
an unholy covenant with an unspeakable ally. He knows he’ll live to
regret it, but signing away your humanity to the devil seems meaningless when
your soul is already gone.
York, and forces an unexpected meeting between he and Sanai, Dante has to
decide what’s more important. His rage and revenge, or the safety of the
woman he once loved and the health of their son?
faced with the fallout of his own lies. Will she forgive him? Will
they survive them, or will their lives become tragic casualties of the
dangerous lies he told?
eating at Mrs. Rossi’s table. If you’re gonna lie, be sure your audience has no
way of finding you out.”
side of her bed, tapped a few times, and then shoved the phone in her face.
faded colors and the faint lines that marred the photo where someone had
apparently bent it in half. He’d probably scanned it to create this digital
copy she was now staring at.
a short bob around her chin. On her lap was a smiling boy with his hands thrown
in the air. The face, the nose, the lips, eyes—everything was a match for her
son. She’d always known Nazario favored his father, but never had she
understood just how much. They were twins born more than a quarter century
apart. One with raven curls, the other with raven cornrows, both holding equal
parts of her heart hostage.
how firm it was, even without the benefit of touching it. Ropes of corded
muscle contracted and flexed as his thighs moved him to the center of the room.
He picked up his boxer-briefs, pulled them on, and snapped the waistband in
Nazario as their son. He’d been hers and hers alone from the moment she’d
learned she’d conceived. Second, she didn’t particularly like his tone. Yeah,
he’d given her some bullshit-ass excuse for why that mystery lunatic had come
for her, but nothing so definitive that it kept the blame from resting on his
wasn’t at home.
and tell him who you are.”
pouring fire on the situation was only going to cause her more problems.
could do more harm than good.”
Nazario’s diagnosis lodged in the middle of her chest and spread to her throat,
making breathing an almost impossible task. She closed her eyes, determined to
keep the tears that threatened away. Tears were for the weak, and she refused
to be weak in front of this man.
bed, sitting down close to her on its edge.
His deep voice was filled with a strange mix of confusion and fear. It was a
foreign experience to hear that tone in anyone else’s voice but her own.
climbed out of her mouth. “Becca is his pediatrician. She diagnosed him around
the time I ran into you in the PICU . He’s going for his first round
of treatment tomorrow in the oncology department where I work.”
penetrated his mind and formed meaning behind his eyes.
with chemo and radiation. He’s going to be in the hospital for a while. The
treatment is just as hard on the system as the disease. But if we can stop it
where she could think about the alternative to the decided therapy not working.
the foreseeable future, so I can be by his side every moment he’s going through
this. This battle is gonna be a difficult one. Becca thought he could use some
fun and I could use some rest before it all begins. She asked to keep him to
give us both what we needed before we walk into hell.”
too polite to ask. Since polite had never been Dante’s strong suit, she figured
he was still trying to process everything she’d told him.
sleepover at Becca’s tonight. We’ll leave first thing in the morning for his
first chemo appointment.”
bringing company with you.”
him. I’ve missed every second of his life for the five years he’s been on this
earth. I’ll be damned if I miss another moment. You don’t have to introduce me
as his father, but I will be there tonight, Sanai.”
LaQuette is an erotic, multicultural romance author of M/F and M/M love stories. Her writing style brings intellect to the drama. She often crafts emotionally epic, fantastical tales that are deeply pigmented by reality’s paintbrush. Her novels are filled with a unique mixture of savvy, sarcastic, brazen, and unapologetically sexy characters who are confident in their right to appear on the page.
This bestselling Erotic Romance Author is the 2016 Author of the Year Golden Apple Award Winner, 2015 Swirl Awards Bronze Winner in Romantic Suspense, and 2015 Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award Finalist in Erotic Romance.
LaQuette—a native of Brooklyn, New York—spends her time catering to her three distinct personalities: Wife, Mother, and Educator.
Writing—her escape from everyday madness—has always been a friend and source of comfort. At the age of sixteen she read her first romance novel and realized the genre was
missing something: people that looked and lived like her. As a result, her characters and settings are always designed to provide positive representations
of people of color and various marginalized communities.
around in her head causing so much trouble. Contact her on Facebook, Twitter,
her website, NovelsbyLaQuette.com, Amazon, and via email at LaQuette@NovelsbyLaQuette.com.