~ Synopsis ~
Deceptions is the third book in the MacLane Family series and can be read as a standalone. It is the story of Jake and Natalie, but due to 'adult content,' it is best suited for mature readers.
Jacob “Jake” MacLane couldn’t give two shits about money, power, or prestige. His love for guns turned into a love of serving his country. His remarkable ability as a sniper gave him a purpose for living. His bad-boy looks and alpha-male attitude had the women vying for his attention. All of that ceased to matter the day his best friend was killed in action. What happened that day has haunted Jake ever since. No one - not his own brothers, or one mysterious woman - would ever know his deepest secret.
Natalie Sherman had her future planned out: graduate high school, get accepted into Juilliard’s dance program, and take Broadway by storm. What she hadn’t anticipated was her mother’s cancer diagnosis or death from the wretched disease. Natalie’s bright future quickly faded, until a one-night stand with a dark and sexy stranger made her feel alive again. Too bad he didn’t stick around to see what he’d left behind. A chance encounter with him had Natalie keeping her own secret locked away - especially because he didn’t even remember her.
When both of their secrets come crashing down around them at the same time, Natalie finally asks for Jake’s help. This time, he can’t refuse. It quickly becomes the most important mission of his life, and once the dust settles, nothing will ever be the same for them. Sometimes, only the right person will help you rebuild the ruins left by your deceptions...
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~ Playlist ~
Redneck Crazy, by Tyler Farr
International Love, by Pit Bull, feat. Chris Brown
Let Her Go, by Passenger
Outta My Head, by Craig Campbell
Savin’ Me, by Nickelback
Animals, By Maroon 5, feat. J. Cole (remix)
Coming Home, by Diddy, feat. Skylar Grey
Stay, by Florida-Georgia Line
Far Away, by Nickelback
Bottoms Up, by Brantley Gilbert
Before He Cheats, by Carrie Underwood
Can’t Remember To Forget You, by Shakira
Jar of Hearts, by Christina Perry
Chandelier, by Sia
Habits (Stay High), by Tove Lo
human, by Christina Perry
Wasting All These Tears, by Casadee Pope
Listen To Your Heart, by DHT, feat. Edmée
The Heart Wants What It Wants, by Selena Gomez
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~ Author Bio ~
R.J. Van Cleave grew up in a small town near
where she still lives today. She loved science as a child and had planned on
becoming a doctor. However, she realized she wanted to be a mother more, and
switched to working in the Biotech industry. One daughter was eventually joined
by fraternal twin sisters (a surprise), and R.J.’s life was complete. In 2011,
her mom died from undiagnosed cancer and R.J.’s world was turned upside down.
In an attempt to honor her mother’s life, R.J. got a few tattoos and schlepped
through a few half marathons. Needles and strenuous exercise were two real
fears for R.J., but her greatest fear was actually putting a story in her head
down on paper. In June of 2013, R.J. finally conquered that fear when she sat
down and wrote Demons, which she self-published on San Diego, CA February 14, 2014. The MacLane Family series
was born and R.J.’s career as a writer was too.
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Demons is the first book in the MacLane Family series. It is the story of Jase & Cassie and does NOT have a cliffhanger ending. Due to ‘adult content,’ this book is best suited for readers 18 years of age and older.
Jason “Jase” MacLane grew up surrounded by money. Being half of Anderson-MacLane Industries had its privileges and provided a rather comfortable life for Jase and his siblings. Sure his family worked hard for that money, but to the opposite sex, that’s what made Jase so damn attractive. His luck with women, and love sucked. It took a few ex-girlfriends, and one cheating ex-wife, to cement the idea that he’d never be worth more to a woman than the amount of money he had in his bank account.
Cassandra “Cassie” Middleton grew up in a working-class family, surrounded by more love than money. When her parents died, Cassie stepped in and took care of her teenage sister while putting her own life on hold. It took one selfish ex-boyfriend, and one distant ex-husband, to prove to her that she was better suited for the role of caregiver and mother than for what she wanted most – to be desired and loved for who she was, rather than for what she did.
When Cassie buys the old Potts Farm out from under Jase, the compost hits the fan, and then the sparks fly. Cassie sees Jase as more than a means to financial security, and Jase sees Cassie as more than a mom and a provider. However, the demons from their past relationships prevent them from seeing themselves for who they really are. It will take trust, perseverance, one hell of a wild ride, and the willingness to risk it all, just one more time, to find the love they both deserve. Sometimes, you just need to find the right person to help you drive out your demons…
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Demons, by Imagine Dragons
Georgia Line Florida
Knock You Down, by Keri Hilson, feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo
God Gave Me You, by Blake Shelton
Sparks Fly, by Taylor Swift
Take Over Control, by Afrojack, feat. Eva Simons
See You Again, by Carrie Underwood
If I Didn’t Have You, by
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~ Synopsis ~
Damages is the second book in the MacLane Family series. It is the story of Justin and Mary, and can be read as a standalone. Due to ‘adult content,’ this book is best suited for readers 18 years of age and older.
Justin MacLane had it all, except for good luck when it came to women. He had money, good looks, and a great, down to earth personality. He was the youngest MacLane executive at Anderson-MacLane industries, but his connections and wealth were more impressive than his work ethic. Justin was just too nice and too giving, and women used him only to get ahead. That made Justin realize that he’d rather be alone than be a stepping stone for the next Hollywood sensation.
Mary Andrews had a hellish childhood, and only had bad luck when it came to men. The physical and sexual abuse she suffered as a child eventually led Mary to the biggest mistake of her life – Carson Matthews. After years of living with an abusive husband, she finally got out. Getting out, however, was the easy part. That made Mary realize she would rather be lonely, than ever trust her heart, or her body, to another man.
When Justin crosses paths with Mary, it takes only one look from her to know she is different from the others. Her razor sharp tongue and conservative dress protects her from the world, and Justin realizes Mary isn’t going down without a fight. Mary is totally and utterly unimpressed with Justin, his fat bank account, or his flashy Porsche. When his gentle manner stirs up feelings that she’s never felt before, Mary realizes she’s facing the biggest fight of her life. Sometimes, risking it all on the right person can help you finally heal the damages inflicted by others...
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~ Playlist ~
Paradise by Evanescence
Enchanted by Taylor Swift
Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus
Knock You Down by Keri Hilson, feat.
Kanye West &
All of Me by John Legend
Like A G6 by Far East Movement, feat. The Cataracs & Dev
Run The World (Girls), by Beyoncé
Body Party, by Ciara
Because Of You, Kelly Clarkson
Gunpowder & Lead, by Miranda Lambert
Independence Day, by Martina McBride
Dark Horse, by Katy Perry, feat. Juicy J
My Heart Is Broken, by Evanescence
Bring Me to Life, by Evanescence
Love The Way You Lie, by Eminem, feat.
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