Today is the cover reveal for ILLICIT PROMISE, an adult romance by Taylor Michaels. This title will be released on March 26th, 2015 and it is the 2nd book in the Illicit Desire series. Check out the exclusive excerpt below!




I thought I could let her walk away….

Cora Milan left. The secrets and lies that come with being with Raphael Ortiz are too much, and she bolts, retreating to the dubious safety of anonymity. But with the stalker from her past in Miami, Raphael is refusing to let her go. If there is anything the cartel lord is good for, it is protecting what is his—and Cora is.

As the secret from Cora’s past stalk them both, pressure is mounting from Raphael’s criminal connections. And then an attack from the Columbian cartel shakes Miami and Raphael’s empire, and Cora isn’t sure how to leave Raphael so devastated.

He promised to protect her. But what happens when he needs protection and she’s the only one who can offer it?




I stare at him. It’s been a week since we’ve seen each other, even though I know he’s been watching me. And now, here he is, larger than fucking life, sitting in my living room. He’s dressed down, in dark jeans, a cream button down, aviators that hide his eyes, but not the heat of his gaze as it crawls over me.
I want him. I want him, and I hate him for making me feel that again.
“What are you doing here?” I ask, and I’m so fucking proud of myself, that I manage to pull off distant and unaffected. His fingers, drumming on my table, still, and he shifts, sitting up.
“You won’t answer my calls. I didn’t have a lot of choice.” He says carefully. He stands, and I take a step back—the safety of distance. Even this close, with the room and the table between us, I want his hands on me.
I miss him, and I  can’t help but search his face for signs as he slips off the sunglasses.
Hunger, so hot and strong, it makes my breath catch, flashes in his eyes. He’s looked at me like that, when I was naked in his bed, and on my knees in front of him.
I look away and he hisses a soft curse. “Bonita, I’m here because Graham is in Miami.”


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For a very limited time,  the first book in the series, Illicit Desire, is on sale!






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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: News from Nazarea Andrews


Today we have some exciting news from author Nazarea Andrews. Below you will find a note from her and some book information for her upcoming project.



Nazarea Andrews has been busy working on a new title—and she’ll be releasing it next month, under a new name!!! Here’s a bit about Taylor Michaels, Illicit Desire, and why Nazarea is taking a pen name.

I love writing new adult and young adult. It’s been where my heart has been for a long time—and that’s not changing. But as my current series wrap up, I wanted to write something new. I wanted a way to differentiate my adult work from my YA/NA, so I came up with Taylor Michaels.

What can you expect from Taylor? Sexy stories. Difficult love. A little bit of everything. That isn’t changing at all—it’s just getting a little bit older and heavier. A bit darker than my previous works.

I will still be writing as Nazarea, with New adult and young adult stories. I have a new series I’m excited to share with y’all under that name in February 2015. But in the meantime, I hope you’ll learn to love Cora and Raphael in Illicit Desires, available next month!!!

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Raphael is everything I should run away from…

Cora Milan came to Miami to get a fresh start, away from the memories and stigma that followed her and her brother at home. When she’s mugged, Raphael Ortiz rescues her. He’s sexy, successful, and dangerous—Miami’s most eligible bachelor and it’s most elusive. A cartel lord who lives on the wrong side of the law, with only a veneer of respectability. He is the exact opposite of a clean slate, and he makes no apologies for wanting her.

When Raphael forces his way into her life, Cora knows she should run. But the attraction between them is undeniable, and Raphael is a man accustomed to getting what he wants. The more she loses herself in him, the deeper she is drawn into Raphael’s criminal world.

But when her past, and his present collide, both of them will be left grasping for the only thing that can save them from the darkness around them—each other.

ILLICIT DESIRE will be released on September 16th.



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