Saturday, September 24, 2016

Author Saturday Spotlight: Aimee Nicole Walker #Excerpt #Giveaway

It's a special Author Saturday Spotlight. Not only do we have the talented Aimee Nicole Walker on here but we're spotlighting not just her, but her new book in her Fated Hearts Series: Any Means Necessary. We will also take a look at her other books in this series. She is also providing an exclusive excerpt from the book AND doing a wonderful giveaway. So let's get this show on the road...

Any Means Necessary
Book 7 in Fated Hearts Series

Published on September 20, 2016
Length: 217 pages
Book 7: Fated Hearts Series


Mitchell Heston…

I wasn’t proud of the man I’d become – selfish, spoiled, and cynical. Mark Bradley’s reappearance in my life made me want to be a better man. It had been more than two decades since we’d last seen each other and neither of us resembled the kids we used to be. Our lives went in completely different directions and I never thought I’d see him again, let alone hire him as the head of my security team.

The attraction and chemistry between us was immediate and intense, but Mark had built walls around him that I wasn’t able to penetrate. It wasn’t in my nature to accept that I would never have the person I wanted most in life, so I pushed. Mistrust and missteps nearly ruined us before we even had a chance to begin. Then there was the little problem of someone wanting me dead.

Mark “Deacon” Bradley…

Accepting a job working for Mitchell Heston was probably one of the biggest mistakes I’d ever made, but then why did it feel so right? We had nothing in common except a past that neither of us could change. What did I have to offer someone of Mitch’s caliber? He was a wealthy playboy and I was a battle hardened soldier with demons that threatened to ruin any chance of happiness for me. That didn’t stop me from wanting him, regardless of the consequences.

None of my doubts mattered once Mitch’s life was in danger. My sole focus became keeping him safe so that we could explore the feelings that were growing between us. To do that, I would sacrifice anything and protect him by any means necessary.

Any Means Necessary is book 7 in the Fated Hearts series and can be read alone or as part of the series. This book contains sexually explicit material and is intended for adults 18 and older

Exclusive Excerpt

“Um, I can see this isn’t a good time. I should’ve called first.”
            The happiness I saw on Mitch’s face when he opened the door to find me disappeared and his brows furrowed in confusion. He shook his head as if trying to make sense of it all and asked, “What the hell are you talking about?”
            I pointed to his shirt instead of answering and watched as realization dawned across his face. “You look like you’ve been jerking off or you have company.” I shrugged as if I didn’t care, but I really did. I cared too fucking much.
            Mitch swiped a finger through the splattered mess and sucked the spill off of his fingers. “It’s icing from my fucking Toaster Strudel, moron. I was watching the damn Dodgers and not paying a bit of attention. They had the bases loaded, no outs and still couldn’t get a run in.”
            The disgust I heard in his voice over the game made me want to smile, but I wasn’t ready to let him off so easily. “Uh huh,” I said with what I hoped was a disbelieving look on my face. “I bet that’s what it is.”
            Without a word, Mitch wrapped his hand around my neck and brought his mouth to mine. I felt the stickiness of the icing on his lips and I licked them clean. Mitch parted his lips and I took what I’d been craving for a week. I explored every inch of his mouth with my tongue and felt pleasure ripple through both of our bodies.
            I pulled back and looked into his eyes. “Strawberry.”

Other Books in the Series

Book Two: Rhythm of Us

Book Four: Perfect Fit

Book Five: Return to Me

Book Six: Always You

Review of Any Means Necessary

Any Means Necessary is book 7 in Aimee Nicole Walker’s the Fated Hearts Series. Each book I have loved some more than others. I’ve reveled in the connections, characters, plot, and emotion. It’s a treat when the characters of the current book interact with characters of books past. Not always is it every one of them. In this one we actually only get a glimpse of two characters from the past; Xavier and Ben. That means, yes, Deacon is getting his story.

Mark “Deacon” Bradley, remember him from Xavier’s book (Rhythm of Us book 2) yeah I know it feels like forever ago. Deacon poked at our brains and Aimee has written his story. When we saw him he was mysterious, protective, a little scary lol. Well, he’s still all those things but it takes a boy from his past who is now the man of his dreams to fix all his broken, to unravel all his mystery.

Mitchell Heston… Yeah he sounds familiar too, huh? Well not only is he the other MC in this book but Deacon and Mitch go way back. Back to a time where Deacon was Mark. And that is exactly what Mitchell calls him. As little of a thing as it sounds it’s really huge. Deacon is an ex-marine and Deacon was his name, his crew even still call him that. Sometimes men and women in the military lose themselves; which in a way was something I think Deacon was trying to do for a long time. Mitch calling him Mark reminds him of who he really is.

Mitch and Mark met in Foster care. Mark was so damaged and Mitch was so lost. Now fast forward, they haven’t changed they just hide it a lot better.

I loved the romance. I always do in these books by Aimee. She weaves and balances it all perfectly. From the beginning with Mitch and Mark’s cat and mouse game of angering each other and jealousy. To a somewhat calm, a little bit of yo-yo playing, and then of course the suspense of trying to keep everyone alive from a mad loon!

Through the action and adventure. Through the suspense and near misses, there’s a love story. Mark uncovering his dark past, Mitch making amends with a lot and allowing himself to be who he really is.

Sometimes when a series has ran for a while it starts to stagnate. But not in this case. Each book in the Fates Hearts series is wonderful, fresh and new. We get to visit with old favorites and make new ones.

This is a thriving series I hope to read many more. I always look forward to what Aimee will do next!


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  1. This book sounds great! Heading to Amazon now :)

  2. Favorite character I can't pick just one. I do have a favorite couple and that is JJ and Bones. Something about those two drew me in from book one so by the time we go to Perfect Fit I was more than ready for their happy ending!

  3. Hi Aimee Congratulations on your new release I haven't read all the books yet so I can't really pick a favourite yet!

  4. I love this series! More like a fav character I have a favorite couple: Miller Brexler and Jagger Jackson, I guess the reason is because Perfect Fit is one of my favorite books.

  5. Congrats on the new release. This book sounds great.

  6. I don't have a favorite character, I could never choose one! I think it takes all of them to make this series so fantastic!

  7. i am a big fan of Aimee's and especially the fated hearts series..i love all the guys and reading the new one now

  8. I did not know this series, but it sounds really good!

  9. Aimee N. Walker will be a new-to-me author. I embarrassingly never heard of her or this series before, so I don't have a favorite character yet.

  10. Aimee is a new to me author
    the series sounds great

  11. I haven't read this series yet:( But it does sound awesome!

  12. I haven't read this series yet but it has just been added to my 'must investigate soon' list. It all sounds wonderful!

  13. It's really hard to choose one but if the need arise :D I'd always pick Wesley. His kind & resilient heart touched me to the core. <3

  14. Love this series! I think Chase is my favourite character but Mitch and Deacon are pretty close

  15. To be honest, I haven't read this series yet... Hope I will soon!

  16. I have the first book waiting on my Kindle. I need start this series soon.