by: Lydia Michaels & Allyson Young
Series: Degrees of Separation
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotic/MF~MFM~MM~MMF Romance
Release Date: February 28, 2017
The debut novel of a masterfully emotional, high stakes trilogy that will have readers forfeiting tradition to gamble with love…
December and Austin have a traditional, storybook marriage complete with defined roles. Married young, they’ve shared nearly a decade of passion and love. December’s submissive nature is perfectly suited for her husband’s authoritative, yet adoring personality and he seamlessly holds the indisputable role of head of the household.
But Austin harbors secrets, and the pressure of losing his job makes those festering skeletons impossible to ignore.
Turning to alcohol instead of his wife, Austin finally drives December into the arms of their closest friend, Cord, despite her intense loyalty. Cord has loved December since the day they met. His moral compass is challenged and lines are blurred when Austin steps aside and insists Cord take his place.
Forfeiting all, Austin must face a harsh truth. Take control of his life, or forever lose the woman he loves.
WARNING: This book contains subject matter suitable for mature reading audiences. Some content may be offensive to sensitive readers. Degrees of Separation is a ménage trilogy with many emotionally graphic encounters and challenging situations that break the rules of traditional romance.
After running at least two yellowish-red lights, he finally spotted December’s Jeep pulled onto the shoulder of the road. He parked on the other side of the street and jogged over to her window. Her arms were slouched over the wheel, her face hidden under her hair. When he knocked on the glass she jumped. Damn it, she looked like hell, so freaking pale and her big eyes rimmed with red.
Her shoulder lifted as she rolled down the window. The movement was awkward as if she were in some sort of physical pain. He’d fucking murder Austin if he’d laid a hand on her.
Her face contorted for a moment before she gained control. Then he saw her hand, a bandage enveloping a finger. “What the fuck happened?”
“He broke a mirror and I cut myself cleaning it up.”
Someone was going to die. Smothering a growl, he calmly gave her instructions. “I’m going to go get your things. I want you to stay here until I come back. Then we’ll take my truck to my place and come get your Jeep later. Don’t open the door for anyone. Do you understand?”
She nodded, and he leaned in and kissed her forehead. “Put the heat on. It’s cold.”
He returned to his truck and drove to Austin’s. The door was unlocked so he didn’t bother knocking. “Austin!”
The punch came out of nowhere, knocking Cord into the wall. It got his attention, but Austin was too drunk to aim properly. Finding his bearings, Cord turned and showed him how a proper punch should be administered, relishing the opportunity.
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Lost Together, Book Two releases March 21, 2017
Atonement, Book Three releases April 4, 2017
The Degrees of Separation Trilogy Box Set comes out April 28, 2017
Lydia Michaels is the award winning author of 30 romance novels. Her novels from the darkly compelling Surrender Trilogy were iBooks Bestsellers and her work has been featured in USA Today. In 2015 she was the winner of The Best of Bucks Award and she has been nominated as Best Author in the Happenings Magazine two years running [2015 & 2016]. She is a four time nominee for the prestigious RONE Award. Her books are intellectual, emotional, haunting, always centered around love.
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Allyson lives in cottage country, Manitoba, Canada with her husband of many years and numerous pets. She has written for many years and after reading an erotic romance, quite by mistake, decided to try her hand at penning one. She has now published three series and several stand alones in contemporary, sci fi, fantasy and suspense genres. Allyson will write until whatever is inside is satisfied, until the heroes man up and the heroines get what they deserves. Love isn’t always sweet, and Allyson favours the darker side of romance.
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