Release Day + Giveaway – Searching for Always (Searching For Series) by Jennifer Probst

Searching for Always Release Day

Today is release day for Searching for Always, the fourth book in the Searching For series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jennifer Probst. See below for information on the book, buy links, and details on her giveaway as well as a fundraiser for pet rescue shelters.

Searching for Always (Searching For #4) by Jennifer Probst

Searching for Always (Searching For #4) by Jennifer Probst

About the Book
Title: Searching for Always
Series: Searching For #4
Author: Jennifer Probst
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: June 30, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooksKobo

Synopsis
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Jennifer Probst sparks a blissful mind-body connection as her “sexy, satisfying” (Kirkus Reviews) new series continues!

She’s an expert in helping others de-stress, but Arilyn Meadows is running on fumes. Along with her job counseling singles seeking soul mates at the Kinnections agency in Verily, New York, she’s a yoga teacher, animal shelter volunteer, anger management therapist, and helping hand to her beloved grandfather.

No time to find Mr. Right—but after discovering her yogi boyfriend in a compromising asana, Arilyn would rather dog-sit for her honeymooning friend Kate than risk her heart on another downward dog.

And when police officer Stone Petty—radiating masculinity and bad-boy attitude—is sent to her for mandatory lessons in cooling off when the job gets too hot, Arilyn vows to ignore his seductive glances and sexy grin.

But there’s no halting their sizzling flirtation—a red-hot, high-speed chase that’s breaking all the limits.

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Author Jennifer Probst

Author Jennifer Probst

About the Author
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.

She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.

Where to Find Jennifer Probst
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Help pet rescue shelters by posting a picture of your rescued pet, or sharing your favorite shelter, and using the hashtag #SEARCHINGFORRESCUES. 4 shelters will get a $50 prize (winners choice) and 1 a grand prize winner will also get a prize pack from Jennifer Probst.
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Release Day + Giveaway – Right Next Door by A.J. Pryor

Right Next Door Release Day

Today is release day for Right Next Door, a contemporary romance from author, A.J. Pryor. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Right Next Door by A.J. Pryor

Right Next Door by A.J. Pryor

About the Book
Title:
 Right Next Door
Author: A.J. Pryor
Release Date: June 30, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Adult Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo

Synopsis
My fiancé is officially a married man. The only problem is that he isn’t married to me. . .

Addison Peacock has been stuck in the same seaside town her entire life. When her college boyfriend proposes the night before graduation, she can finally see the future she’d always dreamt about. But the sudden illness of her father causes her to put that future on hold, and her soon-to-be husband leaves, with nothing but a promise that one day he’ll return.

Now, five years later, he’s kept that promise. There’s only one problem . . . he’s already married. Crushed twice by the same man, Addison needs a distraction, someone to get her back on her feet and mend her broken heart. As luck would have it, Damian Walker has just moved in next door.

Having rebuilt his own life after a drunk driver stole his career, his heart . . . everything, Damian knows what it’s going to take to get Addison’s life back on track. But he’s not going to be anyone’s rebound. His life is complicated . . . there’s no room for one-night stands. Until Addison knows what she’s looking for, neighbors are all they’ll ever be.

One shared wall, two sun-kissed balconies, and a chance at love…a twist of fate. Could the possibility of a future be right next door?

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Excerpt
Barreling out of her apartment in black leggings and a white tank that accentuates those perfect breasts I’m thinking this run, may be the death of me. I already want to trail my hands along the smooth curves of her hips and take those tight black pants right off her body. My breath gets shallow as I near her, my body reacting to what she does to me.

She seems tense, worried about something as I approach. Her top lip is securely hidden under her straight white bottom teeth and she’s eyeing me as I walk toward her.

“Loosen up, Addison. I’m not going to bite.” Running my hand along her ponytail, I give it a slight tug before heading down the stairs, assuming she’ll follow. “Unless of course you ask me to.”

I’m at the bottom of the staircase stretching, and she’s still waiting up top. Where’s the playful girl from ten minutes ago?

“You coming?”

Whatever had been bothering her seems to vanish as she puts her smile back on and bounces down to me. “Not yet,” she mumbles as she descends the stairs. It’s clear she was talking to herself, not realizing that her double meaning was loud and echoing in my own ears. I instantly get a semi erection at the image of those intense eyes glossing over in ecstasy, her lips parted and my name falling off her tongue.

Standing close, she places a hand on my shoulder for support as she grabs her foot to stretch. Her head is right under my chin, her soft scent surrounding me. Gently I hold onto her arms and keep her steady as she changes legs. The urge to lean down and kiss her overwhelms me as I hold her delicate shoulders, her bottom lip secure under her front teeth.

She’s stunning; her long dark hair is pulled back, her eyes deep in concentration on what she’s doing. I want to tell her how beautiful she is, caught up in this moment with her. The words are on the tip of my tongue when she steps back and pats my ass, taking off at a slow jog. I smile to myself and watch her from behind. Next time she touches my ass, I’m kissing her, no questions asked.

She’s keeping up with me stride for stride as we take off down the beach path. Her breath is coming in gasps, and a sheen of sweat has begun beading on her forehead. I’m barely breaking a sweat, but I’ll get my workout in tomorrow morning at the track, or if I’m lucky, maybe tonight between my sheets. Looking down at her from the corner of my eye, I’m happy to see that she’s now more relaxed.

“How’s the girlfriend search?”

I almost trip on that damn tree root.

“In progress.”

“That doesn’t answer my question.” She’s having a hard time talking, winded from our pace and I think I should speed us up further so she can’t talk at all.

“I’m working on a few prospects at the moment. If any of them pan out I’ll let you know.”

She rolls her eyes and I want to throw her in the sand and kiss her, make her forget she asked me a question in the first place.

“Do you always run at night?” she asks between labored breaths. What’s with the twenty questions?

“No. I’m a morning person.”

Her eyes dart in my direction, as a curious look crosses her face.

“You have a dirty mind, Green Eyes.”

Bumping into me, she argues the topic, barely getting her words out she’s straining so hard. “How do you know,” she takes in a big breath, “what was on my mind?”

“Everything you think is written all over your face. And for your information, yes, I love the mornings.”

She stops mid-stride and bends over in laughter, her arms across her midsection as she tries to catch her breath. Suddenly she’s in the sand not even trying to get a handle on the giggles erupting from the depth of her gut. Sand is in her hair and sticks to the sweat that’s covering her skin. Her cheeks were already a rosy color and now they’re turning bright red.

I sit down beside her, my arms propped up on my knees waiting for her to calm down.

When she finally gets a handle on herself, she lies flat on her back and stares up at the sky, her eyes suddenly far away, looking like they’re searching for answers to some unasked question. “My ex was a morning person too. I loved it. It’s quiet outside, and still dark in the bedroom. It’s like a secret time where you feel like you’re the only two people on the planet awake and you’re sharing a piece of yourself with each other. A silent communication that only the two of you can understand.”

Unexpected sadness washes over me listening to Addison long for a situation that clearly doesn’t exist in her life anymore. Whoever her ex is must be a real asshole.

She deserves better than an asshole.

She deserves me.

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Author A.J. Pryor

Author A.J. Pryor

About the Author
A.J. Pryor lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.

If not home writing, you can find her at the beach, the yoga studio or the soccer field with her girls.

An avid reader of contemporary romance, new adult and young adult novels, her Kindle is always within reach.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Where to Find A.J. Pryor
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Release Day – Miss Match by Laurelin McGee

Miss Match Release Day

Today is release day for Miss Match, a sizzling contemporary romance about the world of matchmaking from New York Times bestselling authors, Laurelin Paige and Kayti McGee, writing as Laurelin McGee. See below for information on the book and buy links.

Miss Match by Laurelin McGee

Miss Match by Laurelin McGee

About the Book
Title: Miss Match
Author: Laurelin McGee
Release Date: June 30, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | GooglePlay
International: Amazon UK

Synopsis
Welcome to the sexy, crazy, wildly unpredictable world of modern matchmaking, where fixing up strangers is part of the job—but falling in love is an occupational hazard…

He’s The Perfect Catch.

Blake Donovan is tall, handsome, rich, and successful—so why would a guy like him need a matchmaker? Andrea Dawson has no idea, but a job is a job. After being blackballed from a career in marketing, Andrea agreed to use her unique profiling skills to play matchmaker out of pure desperation. But when she meets her highly eligible—and particular—first client face to face, she wonders what she’s gotten herself into…

Is She His Perfect Match?

Blake knows exactly the kind of woman he’s looking for—and it’s the total opposite of Andrea. Though smart and undeniably sexy, she is simply too headstrong for a man who’s used to being in charge. Still, Blake’s blood pressure rises whenever she’s near him. How can he explain the smoldering attraction that sizzles between them? And how can Andrea deny she’s feeling it, too? Maybe, just maybe, they’ve finally met their match…

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About the Authors
Laurelin McGee is NY Times Bestselling Author Laurelin Paige & Author Kayti McGee. Their first book debuts 2015 from St. Martin’s Press.

Where to find Laurelin McGee
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Release Day – Her Hometown Hero (Unexpected Heroes) by Melody Anne

Today is release day for Her Hometown Hero, the second book in the Unexpected Heroes series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Melody Anne. See below for information on the book and buy links.

Her Hometown Hero (Unexpected Heroes #2) by Melody Anne

Her Hometown Hero (Unexpected Heroes #2) by Melody Anne

About the Book
Title: Her Hometown Hero
Series: Unexpected Heroes #2
Author: Melody Anne
Release Date: June 30, 2015
Publisher: Pocket Star
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Dr. Spence is searching for the perfect woman…but how will he know when he’s found her? From New York Times bestselling author Melody Anne, the second steamy romance in a new breakout series based on her beloved and bestselling Billionaire novels.

In the bestselling books Billionaire Wins the Game, Hidden Treasure, and The Billionaire’s Marriage Proposal, among others, we met the Andersons. Matchmaking patriarchs Joseph and George took matters into their own hands to get their sons to marry and settle down.

But now that Dr. Spence Whitman sees how happy his Anderson friends are in married life, he’s itching to get hitched too! But how will he find The One?

After his wealthy dad adopted him and his two brothers at a young age, Spence grew up learning there are more important things in life than money. He wants to find a girl who shares that philosophy, and it wouldn’t hurt to have some similar interests too.

Now if he could just stop getting distracted by his gorgeous surgical resident, he could start looking for the perfect wife…

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Author Melody Anne

Author Melody Anne

About the Author
Melody Anne is the author of the popular series, Billionaire Bachelors, and Baby for the Billionaire. She also has a Young Adult Series out; Midnight Fire and Midnight Moon – Rise of the Dark Angel. She’s been writing for years and published in 2011. She hold a bachelors degree in business, so she loves to write about strong, powerful, businessmen.

When Melody isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets. She lives in a small town that she loves, and is involved in many community projects.

See Melody’s Website at: www.melodyanne.com. She makes it a point to respond to all her fans. You can also join her on facebook at: www.facebook.com/authormelodyanne, or at twitter: @authmelodyanne.

Where to Find Melody Anne
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Release Day + Giveaway – Hard to Let Go (Hard Ink Series) by Laura Kaye

Hard to Let Go Release Day

Today is release day for Hard to Let Go, the fourth book in Laura Kaye’s dark romantic suspense series, The Hard Ink Series. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Hard to Let Go (Hard Ink #4) by Laura Kaye

Hard to Let Go (Hard Ink #4) by Laura Kaye

About the Book
Title:
 Hard to Let Go
Series: Hard Ink #4
Author: Laura Kaye
Release Date: June 30, 2015
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Genre: Contemporary Adult Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo

Synopsis
Beckett Murda hates to dwell on the past. But his investigation into the ambush that killed half his Special Forces team and ended his Army career gives him little choice.

Just when his team learns how powerful their enemies are, hard-ass Beckett encounters his biggest complication yet—a seductive, feisty Katherine Rixey.

A tough, stubborn prosecutor, Kat visits her brothers’ Hard Ink Tattoo shop following a bad break-up—and finds herself staring down the barrel of a stranger’s gun. Beckett is hard-bodied and sexy as hell, but he’s also the most infuriating man ever.

Worse, Kat’s brothers are at war with the criminals her office is investigating. When Kat joins the fight, she lands straight in Beckett’s sights . . . and in his arms. Not to mention their enemies’ crosshairs.

Now Beckett and Kat must set aside their differences to work together, because the only thing sweeter than justice is finding love and never letting go.

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Excerpt
Taking a deep breath, Beckett knocked on the door.

No answer.

He turned the knob, and the door opened.

“Go away,” came a strained voice.

Beckett poked his head through the opening. Kat sat in a ball in the corner, her legs pulled up to her chest, her arms hugging herself tight.

“Aw, Jesus, Beckett. Really?” Her face was splotchy and her eyes watery, though he didn’t see any tears.

Ten-to-one she was going through some adrenaline letdown right now, too. Which no doubt made it all worse. That shit could fuck you up even when you were used to how it left you feeling drained and shaky, by how all the stress you’d suppressed during the height of the crisis boomeranged twice over after the fact.

He came into the room, closed the door, and turned the lock for good measure. And then he crossed to Kat, scooped his arms under her knees and behind her back and lifted her up against him.

She smacked his chest. “Put me down.”

“No.” He moved to the edge of the bed.

“I don’t need this right now, Beckett. Put me down.”

“Yes, you do,” he said, sitting on the edge of the mattress. He pulled her face in against his throat and smoothed her hair back from her cheek. She trembled against him, just the littlest bit, her skin hot to the touch. He pressed a kiss to her forehead and hugged her tighter. “You did good, kid.”

Every one of her muscles went tight. Her hand fisted in his shirt. And her breath caught as she buried her face against his neck and shoulder.

Then Kat burst out crying.

And it was like being torn apart and put back together, all at once. He hated her pain, but he adored that she wasn’t hiding herself from him, and that she was letting him be there for her.

He didn’t shush her, or try to talk her down, or encourage her to dry her eyes. To be sure, her tears were like daggers in his heart—they hurt like fucking hell. But the only way she was going to feel better was to let this shit out. Ironic realization for him—he did actually see that. But just because you could see what was good for others didn’t mean you had the first goddamned idea how to apply those principles in your own life. And that was a problem for another time anyway.

What mattered right now was Kat. What mattered … was Kat.

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Hard Ink Series

Other books in the Hard Ink Series
Hard As It Gets
Hard As You Can
Hard to Old On To
Hard to Come By
Hard to be Good

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Author Laura Kaye

Author Laura Kaye

About the Author
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance.

Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal.

She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

Where to Find Laura Kaye
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Newsletter

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Release Day + Giveaway – The Forgotten Mountain (The Collector’s Society) by Heather Lyons

The Forgotten Mountain Release Day

Today is release day for The Forgotten Mountain, the third book in Heather Lyons’ new adult romantic fairy tale series, The Collectors ‘Society. See below for information on the book and the series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

The Forgotten Mountain (The Collector's Society #3) by Heather Lyons

The Forgotten Mountain (The Collector’s Society #3) by Heather Lyons

About the Book
Title:
 The Forgotten Mountain
Series: The Collectors’ Society #3
Author: Heather Lyons
Publisher: Cerulean Books
Release Date: June 25, 2015
Genre: Fantasy Romantic Adventure
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
After years spent in Wonderland, Alice Reeve learned the impossible was quite possible after all. She thought she left such fantastical realities behind when she finally returned to England.

Now Alice has become a member of the clandestine Collectors’ Society, and the impossible has found her again in the form of an elusive villain set on erasing entire worlds. As she and the rest of the Society race to bring this mysterious murderer to justice, the fight becomes painfully personal.

Lives are being lost. Loved ones are shattered or irrevocably altered. Each step closer Alice gets to the shadowy man she hunts, the more secrets she unravels, only to reveal chilling truths. If she wants to win this war and save millions of lives, Alice must once more embrace the impossible and make the unimaginable, imaginable.

Sometimes, the rabbit hole leads to terrifying places.

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Excerpt
The van door behind us slides shut. A click signals Marianne’s adherence to my wishes, and then we three descend upon the front door, the crunch of dead leaves and twigs beneath our feet cutting through the uneasy silence the gloom sunrise has brought. In a surprising show of gentlemanly manners, the A.D. moves to open the door. When the handle does not depress, a half smile curves his lips. “It’s locked. But no worries. I can have it picked open in no time.”

“There is no need.”

Darkish-blonde brows scrunch together. “But—”

“Stand to the side, please.”

When he fails to move at my thinly veiled order, Mary not so gently yanks our companion away.

The door before us is thick. The handle is ornate. It is a beautiful door, no doubt chosen specifically to adorn a building as fine as Bücherei. It takes me three strong, measured swings of my war hammer against the handle and its surrounding area to break it apart and permanently scar its beauty. Picking a lock is kind, respectful even. A picked lock can be relocked. I do not wish this door to close behind me. I do not wish to be respectful of Bücherei.

The time for genteel manners is gone.

The A.D. is in danger of catching flies with his mouth as he ogles the door’s remnants. For someone who professes to be so clever, he certainly underestimates ladies far too often.

Stale darkness, oppressive and opaque all at once, looms before us. I am unafraid, though. I am not even taken aback. I believe in the impossible, after all. I have seen, lived the impossible.

I step past the wreckage into the house.

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The Collectors' Society (The Collectors' Society #1) by Heather Lyons

The Collectors’ Society (The Collectors’ Society #1) by Heather Lyons

About Book 1
Title:
 The Collectors’ Society
Series: The Collector’s Society #1
Author: Heather Lyons
Publisher: Cerulean Books
Release Date: October 23, 2014
Genre: Fantasy Romantic Adventure
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo

Synopsis
From the author of the Fate series and The Deep End of the Sea comes a fantastical romantic adventure that has Alice tumbling down the strangest rabbit hole yet.

After years in Wonderland, Alice has returned to England as an adult, desperate to reclaim sanity and control over her life.

An enigmatic gentleman with an intriguing job offer too tempting to resist changes her plans for a calm existence, though.

Soon, she’s whisked to New York and initiated into the Collectors’ Society, a secret organization whose members confirm that famous stories are anything but straightforward and that what she knows about the world is only a fraction of the truth.

It’s there she discovers villains are afoot—ones who want to shelve the lives of countless beings.

Assigned to work with the mysterious and alluring Finn, Alice and the rest of the Collectors’ Society race against a doomsday clock in order to prevent further destruction . . . but will they make it before all their endings are erased?

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The Hidden Library (The Collector's Society #2) by Heather Lyons

The Hidden Library (The Collector’s Society #2) by Heather Lyons

About Book 2
Title:
 The Hidden Library
Series: The Collectors’ Society #2
Author: Heather Lyons
Publisher: Cerulean Books
Release Date: February 26, 2015
Genre: Fantasy Romantic Adventure
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo
International: Amazon UK

Synopsis
Sometimes, the rabbit hole is deeper than expected . . .

Alice Reeve and Finn Van Brunt have tumbled into a life of secrets. Some secrets they share, such as their employment by the clandestine organization known as The Collectors’ Society. Other secrets they carry within them, fighting to keep buried the things that could change everything they think they know.

On the hunt for an elusive villain who is hell-bent on destroying legacies, Alice, Finn, and the rest of the Society are desperate to unravel the mysteries surrounding them. But the farther they spiral down this rabbit hole, the deeper they fall into secrets that will test their loyalties and pit them against enemies both new and old.

Secrets, they come to find, can reveal the deadliest of truths.

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Author Heather LyonsAbout the Author
Heather Lyons has always had a thing for words—She’s been writing stories since she was a kid. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher.

Heather is a rabid music fan, as evidenced by her (mostly) music-centric blog, and she’s married to an even larger music snob. They’re happily raising three kids who are mini music fiends who love to read and be read to.

Where to Find Heather Lyons
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$0.99 eBook Sale – When We Collide by A.L. Jackson

Sale - When We Collide

Between now and June 29, you can pick up the eBook copy of A.L. Jackson’s contemporary romance, When We Collide, for just $0.99. See below for information on the book and buy links, plus a teaser.

When We Collide by A.L. Jackson

When We Collide by A.L. Jackson

About the Book
Title: When We Collide
Author: A.L. Jackson
Release Date:  November 2, 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
From the New York Times bestselling author of Pulled and Take This Regret comes a gripping new tale of loss and love.

William has spent six years running from his past and the last eight months trying to rid his mind of the dreams that increasingly haunt his nights. Trapped in a world of false ambitions and feigned affections, William knows he’s reached a breaking point and something’s going to give.

Maggie had lived her entire life without hope until one man showed her what it meant to be loved. He’d been her light in a lifetime of darkness. Six years ago, that darkness stole him away. Without him, she’s surrendered herself to an existence she doesn’t know how to escape.

When the family William left behind is struck by tragedy, he is called back to the one place he’s sworn to never return to again.

In a moment that will change his life forever, William comes face to face with the girl who, with one look, captured his heart. He is unable to ignore the buried desires and the hope for the future they’d once believed they’d have.

Now William is ready to fight to take back what had been stolen from him six years before.

But he never imagined what that fight might cost him.

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Author A.L. Jackson

Author A.L. Jackson

About the Author
A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Pulled, Take This Regret, and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including If Forever Comes and When We Collide, as well as the New Adult Romance Come To Me Quietly.

She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.

Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves.

Where to Find A.L. Jackson
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Cover Reveal + Giveaway – Getting Hot by Mia Storm

Getting Hot Cover Reveal

Author Mia Storm is revealing the cover to Getting Hot, the third book in her steamy new adult contemporary romance series, Jail Bait, releasing on August 17. See below for information on this book as well as the series.

Getting Hot (Jail Bait #3) by Mia Storm

Getting Hot (Jail Bait #3) by Mia Storm

About the Book
Title: Getting Hot
Series: Jail Bait #3
Author: Mia Storm
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 17, 2015
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Rules of engagement:
1) You have the right to use force to defend yourself.
2) Fire may be returned to stop a hostile attack.
3) You may not seize the property of others to accomplish your mission.
4) Detention of civilians is authorized in self-defense.

Delilah Morgan and her older sister Destiny have been on their own for two years, since their parents burned down the family home and went to jail for cooking meth. She’s street smart and tough. Nothing about her says sixteen, and she’s not about to tell anyone, especially Bran, the hot ex-marine bartender Destiny has her eye on. He’s stable and successful and everything her sister needs to keep them off the street. The only problem, something about Bran inspires her and suddenly she’s writing the best music she ever has. About him.

Branson Silo knows what it means to be in the line of fire. Home for a year from his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, he thinks he’s safe…until he meets Delilah. Despite her sharp tongue that makes him want to take cover, he can’t deny the attraction. But when he hires her to play weekends at his family’s saloon, he finds out she’s more than he can handle…which is saying something considering he used to blow things up for a living.

When the grenade finally explodes and the shrapnel flies, will Bran be left standing? Or has he survived years at war only to be taken down by Jail Bait?

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Getting Dirty (Jail Bait #1) by Mia Storm

Getting Dirty (Jail Bait #1) by Mia Storm

About Book 1
Title: Getting Dirty
Series: Jail Bait #1
Author: Mia Storm
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 23, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
Dirty
A poem by Blaire Leon

If sex is dirty, why would I do it with someone I love?
If sex is dirty, then didn’t we all come from the dirt?
What if I like the dirt?
What if I want to get dirty?
What if I want to roll in the mud until I’m so fucking filthy that I’ll never be clean again?

When twenty-five-year-old graduate assistant Caiden Brenner asked Blaire Leon how old she was, she said she was a senior. He chose to believe she meant in college. They connect over Lord Byron’s Don Juan and, as their conversations become increasingly thicker with sexual innuendo, Caiden finds himself obsessing over a totally off-limits undergrad who’s bold, beautiful, brilliant, and one of the most passionate poets he’s ever met.

But it turns out Blaire hasn’t been totally honest. She’s the seventeen-year-old valedictorian of her high school class, taking courses at Sierra State while awaiting her acceptance to Stanford.

Will Caiden get too deeply into Blaire to back away before he finds out the truth? Or will their connection be enough to seduce him into risking his entire future on Jail Bait?

“A thousand and one feels….Getting Dirty is a thrilling, tantalizing forbidden romance you do not want to miss! I not only devoured this book, it devoured me right back!”–Katy Evans, New York Times Bestselling author of REAL

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Getting Played (Jail Bait #2) by Mia Storm

Getting Played (Jail Bait #2) by Mia Storm

About Book 2
Title: Getting Played
Series: Jail Bait #2
Author: Mia Storm
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 28, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Rules of the game:
1) Never underestimate your opponent
2) Avoid personal fouls
3) Score early and often
4) Play or get played

Coach Marcus Leon has always played by the rules…until he meets Addaline Grace, the seventeen-year-old senior transfer on his Oak Crest High water polo team. Addie changes all the rules, mostly because she doesn’t play any games. But as off limits as she is, the more Marcus discovers about Addie, the more he finds himself…and the more he questions whether Addie Grace might just be worth risking everything for.

For Addie, water polo is anger management. She’s driven and focused because it keeps her mind off other things…like the fact she destroyed her family. Her game plan is to keep her head down and graduate so she can leave her father and the crappy town he dragged her to in her wake. But when what starts as friendly completion with Marcus turns into more than a game, Addie has to decided if she’s willing to face down her demons…and possibly ruin the man she may or may not be falling in love with in the process.

What happens when the only thing you need is the one thing you can’t have?

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About the Author
Mia Storm is a hopeless romantic who is always searching for her happy ending. Sometimes she’s forced to make one up. When that happens, she’s thrilled to be able to share those stories with her readers. She lives in California and spends much of her time in the sun with a book in one hand and a mug of black coffee in the other, or hiking the trails in Yosemite. Connect with her online at MiaStormAuthor.blogspot.com , on Twitter at @MiaStormAuthor, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MiaStormAuthor.

Where to Find Mia Storm
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Cover Reveal – Before & After by Nazarea Andrews

Before & After Cover Reveal

Author Nazarea Andrews is unveiling the cover of Before and After, a new adult contemporary romance releasing on July 30, 2015See below for information on the book, a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR, an exclusive excerpt and a teaser.

Before & After by Nazarea Andrews

Before & After by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: Before & After
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: July 30, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Rike and Peyton fell in love in college.

A boy from the wrong side of the tracks, covered in ink and crooning in a bar is the last person a straight laced girl with a art major should fall for, but his rough edges made her jagged, alive, shaving away the coddled southern princess and revealing a soul wild and brilliant.

They fell in love, despite her family and his past and all the reasons why it wouldn’t work–and with their best friends, they made a life. Everyone was supposed to live happily ever after.

They, more than anyone, knows that life doesn’t go according to plan.

Rike and Peyton fell in love in college.

A boy with a guitar, and a poet’s heart, and a girl with freckles dusted over her nose, a perfect fucking fairy tale.

But what happens when the fairy tale doesn’t fall apart–but is forgotten?

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Excerpt
“You’re girl was late,” Scotty rasps as we land on two stools at the bar. It’s late and the crowd of sorority girls has thinned to almost nothing, although a pair are nursing Cosmos and watching us speculatively.

Surprisingly, Scott ignored them completely.

“Need anything, boys?” Manda asks as she sways past, giving Scotty a flirty smile. He grins at her, letting his gaze sweep over her.

My best friend is a fucking slut. But with Manda, it’s all flirting and no action. She’d take him up on it—she’s made that very clear. But Scot doesn’t fuck where he works, and Barries has been too good for us to risk screwing it up for a quick fuck.

Which is good, because I’d have to kick his ass if he touched her. She might be a little too friendly and a little desperate, but she’s a cute kid and I like her.

“Bourbon, Manda,” he says and she glances at me questioningly. I nod and she pours the drinks. Scotty glances at me. “What are you waiting on?”

I shrug and grit my teeth. Scotty twists and gives her a look over his shoulder. “Fine. Stay here and keep Manda company. I’m going to introduce myself to your siren.”

I jerks him back by the collar of his shirt before he can take more than two steps and throw him back against the bar. “Back the fuck off, Scott.” I growl.

He grins, a challenge and a taunt in that expression. “Then make your move, Rike.”

I snatch the bourbon from Manda and take a deep breath before walking to her table.

And wait.

For a long. Fucking. Time.

It takes almost a full minute for her to look up, almost long enough for my courage to fail. I’m almost ready to retreat when she blinks and looks up at me, her eyes widening a little as they find mine. She looks startled, and sleepy, and as gorgeous as she looked at a distance, is nothing compared to how fucking flawless she is this close.

There are freckles sprinkled across her cheeks and dusted over her nose.

I swallow a groan as she licks her lips and gives me a tentative smile. “Hi.”

“Hi,” I say, and then go blank.

Because in none of my fantasies did I ever consider we’d actually ever get to this point. And the smirks and smooth lines won’t work—not on her.

“What do you call a group of unorganized cats?” I ask and her eyes cloud, confused.

She gives me a pretty frown and I grin, “A cat-astrophe.”

For a second, all either of us do is stare, and then she giggles. “That is literally the worst pickup line I’ve ever heard.”

I grin, “So you want me to leave?”

Laughter dances in her eyes. “Have a seat, jokes.”

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Before & After Teaser

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Author Nazarea Andrews

Author Nazarea Andrews

About the Author
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read.

She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Newsletter | Pinterest
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#1LineWed – Family

1LineWedToday’s theme for 1 Line Wednesday, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death Chapter is family. Here is the first line from The Uprising, book 3 in The Union series.

She brushes an intimate hand across Eddie’s shoulder before throwing her arms around Bryce. “Good to see you baby brother.” What.the.hell.

You can see previous week’s themes and lines here.

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Guest Post + Giveaway – Annette Oppenlander, Author of Escape from the Past

Escape from the Past Blog Tour

A special thank you to author, Annette Oppenlander, for today’s guest post, Making History Come Alive for Today’s Teens. To find out more about Annette and her book, Escape from the Past buy links, and details on her giveaway, please see below.

Making History Come Alive for Today’s Teens

I remember sitting in history class suppressing my yawns while the teacher droned on about battle dates, treaties and politicians. I couldn’t have cared less. Not only that, it was hard to recollect anything during exam time.

So, when it comes to making history feel real, we’ve got to dig deeper, use our senses to get a feel for the place and time. For instance, when fifteen-year old Max enters the shack, Bero the pig herder occupies with his mother and sister, we get a taste for what it smelled and looked like. The place reeked of unwashed bodies and moldy straw, it was gloomy thanks to a couple of tallow lights, the air dense with smoke from the cook fire. From Max’s modern day perspective this is horrendous and we can all feel for him.

We see the world through the eyes of a typical teen who loves to play computer games. We all know guys like Max. Slightly nerdy, smart and spontaneous, sometimes awkward. He’s used to the Internet, cell phones and Facebook.

As we follow him to medieval Germany, we’re immersed into a harsh and cruel world where life isn’t worth much. Max doesn’t fit in. Everyone knows he’s an outsider before he opens his mouth. He suffers through slimy gruel and bug-infested nights. The more detail is given, the more we see and live this world along with our protagonist. We can relate because we can empathize with our guy. We could be that guy.

By throwing our modern likeable guy Max into some horrendous adventures, history is no longer boring. History becomes hiSTORY.

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Escape from the Past (The Duke's Wrath, #1) by Annette Oppenlander

Escape from the Past (The Duke’s Wrath, #1) by Annette Oppenlander

About the Book
Title: Escape from the Past
Series: The Duke’s Wrath #1
Author: Annette Oppenlander
Publisher: Lodestone Books
Release Date: July 31, 2015
Genre: Young Adult SciFi Adventure
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository

Synopsis
When fifteen-year-old nerd and gamer Max Anderson thinks he’s sneaking a preview of an unpublished video game, he doesn’t realize that 1) He’s been chosen as a beta, an experimental test player. 2) He’s playing the ultimate history game, transporting him into the actual past: anywhere and anytime. And 3) Survival is optional: to return home he must decipher the game’s rules and complete its missions—if he lives long enough.

To fail means to stay in the past—forever.

Now Max is trapped in medieval Germany, unprepared and clueless.

It is 1471 and he quickly learns that being an outcast may cost him his head. Especially after rescuing a beautiful peasant girl from a deadly infection and thus provoking sinister wannabe Duke Ott.

Overnight he is dragged into a hornets’ nest of feuding lords who will stop at nothing to bring down the conjuring stranger in their midst.

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Author Annette Oppenlander

Author Annette Oppenlander

About the Author
Annette Oppenlander writes historical fiction for young adults.

When she isn’t in front of her computer, she loves indulging her dog, Mocha, and traveling around the U.S. and Europe to discover amazing histories.

“Nearly every place holds some kind of secret, something that makes history come alive.

When we scrutinize people and places closely, history is no longer a number, it turns into a story.”

Where to Find Annette Oppenlander
GoodreadsWebsite | Facebook | Twitter 

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Book Blogger Tag – Reading Habits

I was nominated by Macy over at Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Books. Be sure to stop by and check out her blog! The idea behind this tag is to share my personal reading habits and compare them to those of others who’ve been tagged. So, here are mine, and I’ve tagged some unsuspecting bloggers at the end.

1) You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?
This is really tough. I have more books on my TBR than I’ll ever be able to read in my lifetime. I always start with ARCs, but I never read just one book at a time. I’m usually reading at least one ARC, plus something in my own genre, and usually something totally fun and fluffy. I’m drawn to book covers. I know they say you should never judge a book by a cover –and I’ll admit to reading some fantastic ARCs that I never would have picked up because of the cover — but I still do. I judge. Don’t judge me. A really snappy cover will get me to start reading when I don’t know what to pick next.

2) You’re half-way through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or commit?
Up until about ten years ago, I could honestly say I’d never, ever not finished a book. The one that finally did me in was Tales of the Body Thief. Just couldn’t do it. But once I gave myself permission to not finish books, I realized it’s easy to quit. It’s liberating and freeing, like taking off my shoes and running through fresh cut grass. The exception I usually make is with ARCs. But even then, if it’s really not something that’s holding my interest, I’d rather let the author know and move onto something I want to read rather than leave a mediocre or unfavorable review.

3) The end of the year is coming and you’re so close yet so far away on your Goodreads challenge. Do you quit or commit?
Dude, I commit! Because I’m nothing if not goal-oriented. If I find it tough to make the challenge, and last year I did, I choose a more attainable goal for the next year. Last year, I read 100 books. I read in On Writing by Stephen King that he reads 100 books a year, and I thought that was one way I could be like Stephen King. It was fun, and like running my one and only half marathon, I’m glad I did it, but I knew I couldn’t do it again and still write at the same pace I wanted to, so I scaled back to 75 for this year.

4) The covers of a series you love DO. NOT. MATCH. How do you cope?
Although I’m all about the covers, and I love consistency (I’m a tad OCD), because 95% of my books live on my Kindle, I can overlook non-matching covers.

5) Everyone and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?
I find someone. Hunt them down on Goodreads and comment on their review. Because I hate when I’m the only one who loathes a popular book. It’s like when I discovered I really don’t like Dexter. It’s disturbing and wrong, and didn’t have all that campy good stuff that made Fargo so great. I felt like the only person on the planet who just doesn’t get Dexter. Sadly, I still feel that way.

6) You’re reading a book and you’re about to start crying in public. How do you deal?
Yeah, I hate crying. Public or private. But if I must cry (Always and Forever, thankyouverymuch Karla J. Nellenbach), I do it in private. Even if it means finding something else right now on my Kindle to distract me (note the fun and fluffy thing I’m always reading in response to #1 above).

7) You don’t want ANYONE borrowing your book. How do you politely tell people “nope” when they ask?
Since most of my books are eBooks, that’s easy. No one gets their hands on my Kindle. But if it was an actual physical copy…I only have those of books I really love and I wouldn’t have any qualms about saying that.

8) You’ve picked up and put down five different books in the past month. How do you get over the reading slump?
I can honestly say this has never happened.

7) There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?
I buy as I read. So it varies depending on how many ARCs I have and what my Kindle backlog looks like. But there are definitely books in series that I pre-order and count down the days until it arrives on my Kindle, sometimes impatiently refreshing at 12:01 AM.

8) After you’ve bought a new book you want to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you actually read them?
Depends. If its a book in a series, I’ll often put down something else I’m reading and get right on it. Sometimes it can sit for months before I remember it’s there.

That’s it for me. I now nominate the following:

Jennifer DiGiovanni | Karole Cozzo | Stephanie’s Book Reviews | Heather at Not Everyone’s Mama
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Release – Edge Part Three, Season Two – Immortal Pentacle Sons by Jamie Magee

Edge Part Three, Season Two: Immortal Pentacle Sons, a paranormal biker romance by Jamie Magee, is now available. See below for information about the book and buy links.

The Edge Part Three, Season Two - Immortal Pentacle Sons by Jamie Magee

The Edge Part Three, Season Two – Immortal Pentacle Sons by Jamie Magee

About the Book:
Title:
Immortal Pentacle Sons
Series: Edge Series #2-3
Author: Jamie Magee
Release Date: June 23, 2015
Genre: Paranormal Biker Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks

Synopsis
Immortals never resolve conflict with lovers or enemies. They either entomb the turmoil, literally, or shroud it in their past, never expecting to face the fight once more. Knowing if they ever did, for better or worse, life would never be the same again.

Five years ago life was good at the Boneyard. The Sons, led by Reveca Beauregard, were unstoppable. Judge was in love. For the first time in his existence, he’d found acceptance, balance, and a rush in a lover. He found it within the soul of Adair Vallet, a mortal. In one beat, the unthinkable befell the Sons. One of their own turned on them, forcing a divide. A Son had to die. A lover had to be let go. And for Judge, life stopped.

Today, Adair Vallet is oblivious of the man’s heart she still holds, yet she mourns the emptiness she feels within. Her life explodes into action when the dead rise and she’s forced into the clutches of the Pentacle Sons. Quickly she finds herself twisted into a malevolent past thick with betrayal, mysticism, and passion.

Edge, Episode three is the third episode in Season two of a novella series in a Paranormal Biker Romance, set in the great city of New Orleans. Rich with action, mystery, romance, and mysticism.

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Author Jamie Magee

Author Jamie Magee

About the Author
The fun non boring Bio 🙂 I’m an obsessive daydreamer. Lover of loud alternative music. Addicted to Red Bull. I love to laugh until it hurts. Fall is my favorite season. Black is my favorite ‘shade.’ Strong believer in the saying: there is a reason for everything, therefore I search for ‘marked moments’ every moment of everyday…and I find them. Life is beautiful!

Boring one….

Jamie Magee has always believed that each of us have a defining gift that sets us apart from the rest of the world, she has always envied those who have known from their first breath what their gift was. Not knowing hers, she began a career in the fast paced world of business. Raising a young family, and competing to rise higher in that field would drive some to the point of insanity, but she always found a moment of escape in a passing daydream. Her imagination would take her to places she’d never been, introduce her to people she’s never known. Insight, her debuting novel, is a result of that powerful imagination. Today, she is grateful that not knowing what defined her, led her on a path of discovery that would always be a part of her.

Where to Find Jamie Magee
GoodreadsWebsite | BlogFacebook | Newsletter | Twitter | PinterestInstagram | Tumblr

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Release – An Inconvenient Dare (Dare To Love ~ Kindle Worlds) by Bethany Lopez

Today is release day for An Inconvenient Dare, part of the Dare to Love ~ Kindle Worlds series by award-winning author, Bethany Lopez. See below for information on the book as well as buy links.

An Inconvenient Dare (Dare To Love Kindle World) by Bethany Lopez

An Inconvenient Dare (Dare To Love Kindle World) by Bethany Lopez

About the Book
Title: An Inconvenient Dare
Series: Dare to Love ~ Kindle Worlds
Author: Bethany Lopez
Release Date: June 23, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Find out more about Carly Phillips’ Kindle Worlds authorized Fan Fiction and her Dare To series on her website, here.

Synopsis
Vanessa has been so busy working her way up the corporate ladder that she’s forgotten all about sex over the past two years.

When her best friend dares her to pick up a sexy stranger with panty-dropping dimples, she takes the dare and approaches Enrique.

Sensing Vanessa’s uncertainty, Enrique gives her full control in the bedroom…until he doesn’t.

What started as an inconvenient dare turns into more than Vanessa ever expected, but when she learns the secret Enrique’s been keeping, will she be able to forgive him, or will she forgo her chance at happiness?

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Author Bethany Lopez

Author Bethany Lopez

About the Author
Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. Since then she has published various YA and NA books. She is a lover of romance, family, and friends, and enjoys incorporating those things in what she writes.

When she isn’t reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible.

Where to Find Bethany Lopez
Blog | 
Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter
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Release Day – Wicked White by Michelle A. Valentine

Wicked White Release Day

Today is release day for Wicked White, the first book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Wicked White by Michelle A. Valentine. See below for information on the book, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

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Wicked White (Wicked White #1) by Michelle A. Valentine

Wicked White (Wicked White #1) by Michelle A. Valentine

About the Book
Title: Wicked White
Series: Wicked White #1
Author: Michelle A. Valentine
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 23, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
After his mother dies, rock star Ace White—lead singer of the red-hot band Wicked White—is done with the celebrity game. The phony people, the meaningless one-night stands: he doesn’t want any of it anymore.

Quitting in the middle of a sold-out tour, Ace sets out to find some place—any place—where he can be alone.

Aspiring singer Iris Easton’s life has never been easy. First, her mother walked out on her when she was a kid. Now she’s buried in debt, weeks after losing her beloved grandmother.

When a mysterious and sexy new guy moves in next door, Iris can’t help but be drawn to his soulful gaze. She can tell there’s something from his past haunting him—something he’s not telling her.

Just as Ace starts falling for Iris, the media go on a worldwide hunt to find the missing rocker. Will true love conquer all, or will the truth be the very thing that tears the couple apart?

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Wicked White Teaser

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Excerpt
Without warning, she throws her arms around my neck and crushes her lips against mine. I know kissing her back is wrong, but I’ll be damned if I don’t want her so badly at this point that I can’t stop myself from giving in. I’ve been so good with restraining myself when it comes to Iris, because protecting her from the chaos that I’ll bring her is what’s always been on the forefront of my mind.

Her fingers thrust into my hair, and I reach down and curl my hands around her thighs before hoisting her into the air. Instinctively she wraps her legs around my waist, and I thread one of my hands into her tousled curls while the other is busy cupping that perfect ass of hers.

“I’ve wanted you since you walked into my trailer,” she breathes against my lips.

A thrill shoots through me at her admission of how long she’s wanted me. “You’ve been driving me out of my mind from the moment I first saw you.”

“Then take me.” Her words leave her mouth in a breathy sigh as she gives me permission to ravage her body.

I’ve wanted her so much for so long, it would easy for me to say screw it and give in and screw her right here in this shed, but I know that’s a dick move on my part. Iris Easton is not the kind of girl you can sleep with one time and never see again. She’s the kind of girl that makes you change everything you thought you ever wanted in life just to be with her.

 

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Author Michelle A. Valentine

Author Michelle A. Valentine

About the Author
Michelle A. Valentine is a Central Ohio nurse turned New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of erotic and New Adult romance.

Her love of hard-rock music, tattoos, and sexy musicians inspired her erotic BLACK FALCON series.

Be a little naughty – join Valentine’s Vixens on Facebook for sneak peeks at Michelle’s upcoming works, as well as fun and chatting with her and other readers!

Where to Find Michelle A. Valentine
Goodreads Website | Newsletter | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Cover Reveal – Donovan Circus Series by Liz Long

Donovan Circus Cover Reveal

Author Liz Long is revealing three new covers to Gifted, Burned, and Hunted, the books that make up her popular new adult fantasy/paranormal series, Donovan Circus. See below for the fabulous new covers, information on the books, and buy links.

Gifted (Donovan Circus #1) by Liz Long

Gifted (Donovan Circus #1) by Liz Long

About Book 1
Title: Gifted
Series: Donovan Circus #1
Author: Liz Long
Release Date: April 18, 2012
Genre: New Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Even in a world of freaks, being a Firestarter is considered a dangerous Gift.

Lucy was born with the ability to create and control fire. She longs to leave the human world for one filled with Earthshakers, Transporters, and Chameleons, to name a few.

When she rejoins the circus, it’s everything she hoped it could be – new friends, a potential love interest or two, and a place where she can be herself.

When troupe members begin turning up dead, however, Lucy is suspected of foul play. She must not only prove her innocence but also realize the full extent of her power.

To find the real murderer, she must uncover the truth behind her father’s fiery legacy while figuring out whom to trust within her new circle.

Little does she know the history of the Donovan Circus and its enemies might actually destroy the entire gifted world.

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Burned (Donovan Circus #2) by Liz Long

Burned (Donovan Circus #2) by Liz Long

About Book 2
Title: Burned
Series: Donovan Circus #1
Author: Liz Long
Release Date: December 15, 2013
Genre: New Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
“Tell Sheffield that Medved is hunting him…the Bear is coming.”

Nearly a month after Lucy Sullivan saved the Donovan Circus from certain death, she discovers that Dr. Felix Hardy wasn’t the only bad guy around. When Lucy is attacked on home ground, Sheffield Donovan reveals that there are bigger foes in their world, gifted that use their powers to kill others – including her own family, as she learns from her ringmaster mentor. Medved, a Russian thug and powerful Shapeshifter, is intent on outing the gifted world and will stop at nothing to succeed.

In order to survive, Lucy and her friends must travel to another show, the Grayson Circus, for help. The uneasy alliance with owner Albert Grayson comes with potential new friends and dark secrets about their competition, including a troublemaker named Mel and an old flame of Lucy’s father.

Lucy must also contend with her feelings about Keegan and Gabriel, as well as learn how to contain her rampant emotions or risk setting the entire place ablaze.

Will Lucy be able to save the Donovan Circus again? Or will Medved and his men slaughter everyone in their path on the way to gifted domination?

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Hunted (Donovan Circus #3) by Liz Long

Hunted (Donovan Circus #3) by Liz Long

About Book 3
Title: Hunted
Series: Donovan Circus #3
Author: Liz Long
Release Date: March 20, 2015
Genre: New Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Lucy Sullivan finally belongs with the gifted Donovan Circus. Members are finding their rhythm, even the new folks from the Grayson Circus who joined after the last attack.

Lucy feels like a trusted leader who can win the gifted battles and prevent humans from discovering their existence.

When tragedy strikes camp, a distraught Sheffield sends Lucy and her gifted team to hunt down the enemy – Alex, a Chameleon with a wicked ability for war.

He’s out for blood and won’t stop until Lucy and her friends are dead.

This time, it won’t be Lucy’s gift that is tested – it will be her morality. To save her circus, the price will be greater than she ever expected. This time, she will lose someone she loves. And it will change everything.

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Author Liz Long

Author Liz Long

About the Author

Liz Long is a ridiculously proud graduate of Longwood University with a BA in English. Her inspiration comes from action and thriller genres and she spends entirely too much time watching superhero movies. Her fabulous day job as a Social Media & PR Strategist includes writing for LeisureMedia360 (Roanoker, bridebook, Blue Ridge Country magazines) in Roanoke, VA.

She currently has five books out. The Donovan Circus series has best been described as “X-Men meets the circus with a murder mystery thrown in.” Witch Hearts tells the story of a serial killer hunting witches for their powers. A Reaper Made, is a fantasy about a Reaper who must work a little magic to save her family’s souls from demons. All titles are available for paperback or ebook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks.

To learn more about Liz (including more information on her books, plus writing, marketing, and social media tips), visit her website.

Where to Find Liz Long
Goodreads Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest
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Book Blitz + Giveaway – Across the Miles (The Not So Bad Boys of Rock) by Rhonda L. James

Across the Miles Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for Across the Miles, the first book in the new adult contemporary romance series, The Not So Bad Boys of Rock, by Rhonda L. James. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Across the Miles (The Not So Bad Boys of Rock #1) by Rhonda L. James

Across the Miles (The Not So Bad Boys of Rock #1) by Rhonda L. James

About the Book
Title: Across the Miles
Series: The Not So Bad Boys of Rock #1
Author: Rhonda L. James
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 28, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Sebastian Miles was twenty-three years old and living a charmed life. Loving family, beautiful girlfriend, and lead singer of the rock band, Paradox. Their debut album shot to number one on the charts, and they had just come off a worldwide tour, performing in venues filled to capacity.

Then, one night, a tragedy rocked his world in a whole new way, turning him into someone he no longer recognized. Now, two years later, and on the other side of his own private hell, he learns to stop taking everything and everyone for granted. Yet, he is still alone. Then, one day he meets her, and suddenly, his darkened world is once again filled with hope.

Brooke Caldwell is a twenty-four-year-old prodigy in the culinary world. After a lifetime filled with heartache, she decides to pursue the opportunity of a lifetime by interviewing for a world famous chef in Los Angeles.

While visiting the city, she is reminded how cold and calculated the world can be. Until she meets him, and he shows her a world filled with the love and support that she never knew growing up.

Two wounded souls. Two hearts that continue to beat, in spite of all the damage that has been done. What happens when their damaged hearts collide? And, could they possibly be the half that finally makes the other whole?

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Across the Miles Teaser 1

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Excerpt #2
Brooke POV~

“Can I ask you something?” he began nervously.

“Sure, I guess.” I looked over and could tell something was bothering him.

“You don’t seem to have a problem with Chris putting his hands all over you. Do you like him or something? I mean, it’s okay if you do; I just need to know so I can back off, if that’s what you want.” His voice hitched a little as he finished that last sentence. He was jealous. I needed to clear up any confusion he had right away.

“No Sebastian, I’m not interested in Chris, not like that. He’s a nice guy, but I think of him more like a big brother. I don’t know, something clicked between us right away, and I could tell we would get along.” I cocked my head and met his eyes. “So it bothers you when he shows me affection like that?”

He shrugged, looking away embarrassed, before returning his gaze to mine. This time there was no uncertainty in his eyes. “I just needed to know how you felt about him before I took this any further.”

“Where do you see this going?”

“I don’t know exactly,” he moved in front of me, placing a hand on either side of my head, staring deeply into my eyes. “All I know is that it’s taking every ounce of restraint I have not to kiss you right now.”

“You want to kiss me,” I gasped.

“More than anything.”

“Then what’s stopping you?” I asked, my voice barely a whisper.

“Because I’m afraid if I start I’ll never be able to stop,” he replied hoarsely.

“Then don’t stop.”

He raised a hand to cup my face; while the other brushed back the hair from my eyes. I tilted my head, bringing my lips up to his, and our mouths met gingerly, skin brushing lightly together. A warm sensation spread throughout my body, and I shivered reflexively at his touch. A smile spread over his face, and I felt his lips turn up slightly, hearing a soft chuckle escape his throat. I inched toward him, curling a hand around the back of his neck, drawing him even closer. This time, I took the lead, planting both lips firmly against his, covering them completely. Both of his hands pressed gently against the side of each cheek, holding me in place, and he worked his lips slowly over mine, taking time to draw me in. The viper bites rubbed over my bottom lip, and a low moan escaped my throat, causing my lips to part, allowing his tongue to graze lightly across the front of my teeth. His mouth consumed me; breathing ceased to exist, and I didn’t care. If I were to perish now, here in his arms, with his lips against mine, I know my life would be complete. In my line of work, I have tasted the finest foods and sampled the finest wines, but I can honestly say that I have never savored anything as sweet and satisfying as Sebastian Miles. I pulled back, and a smile slowly spread over both of our flush ed faces.

“You’re cute when you blush too,” I murmured in his ear, as he l eaned back against the sofa, pulling me with him. He groaned inwardly as I hovered over him, my hair spilling across his face. He tucked the errant strands behind my ear, and in the process his thumb brushed over my cheekbone. “You are so beautiful, Brooke,” he whispered. I closed my eyes, leaning in to kiss him again. “If I had known that giving you a compliment would have garnered a kiss, I would have been tossing them out all week,” he chuckled softly.
“Just shut up and kiss me again.”

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Across the Miles Teaser 2

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Author Rhonda L. James

Author Rhonda L. James

About the Author
Rhonda dreamed of being an author for more than thirty years, writing her first novella at the age of fifteen. She has written two novels since that have yet to be published. Across the Miles was the first work she felt compelled to share with the rest of the book loving world. While her first two novels were adult romance, this is her first attempt at reaching out to the New Adult genre.

She lives in Michigan, with her husband of twenty-two years, and their two adult children. They share their home with dog, Baily, two cats named Molly and Walter, a crested gecko named Izzy, and a yard full of chickens. When not writing or reading, you will find her in the kitchen, preparing homemade soups, marinara sauce, and meatballs, just to name a few.

Her love of bacon is unnatural, and her obsession with technology borders on the insane. She is a natural-born hugger, and if you meet she will channel her character Sebastian Miles, and you will most likely be the latest recipient of a bone crushing hug (don’t worry, no bones are actually crushed during this process).

Where to Find Rhonda L. James
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter
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Cover Reveal – Angels & Whiskey (Saddles & Racks Series) by Kimberly Knight

Angels and Whiskey Cover Reveal

Author, Kimberly Knight is revealing the updated cover to Angels & Whiskey, the first book in her new contemporary romance series, Saddles & Racks. See below for information on the book and buy links.

Angels & Whiskey (Saddles & Racks #1) by Kimberly Knight

Angels & Whiskey (Saddles & Racks #1) by Kimberly Knight

About the Book
Title: Angels & Whiskey
Series: Saddles & Racks #1
Author: Kimberly Knight
Release Date: March 9, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & NobleiBooks

Synopsis
Whiskey, women and sleepless nights…

United States Army Captain Gabriel Hastings knew he would always follow in his grandfather’s footsteps. Serving his country was his destiny.

Until he fell in love…

When Gabe’s love affair is cut short, he turns to whiskey for comfort and swears he will never fall in love again.

Until he bumps into an unexpected angel…

By all appearances, Autumn Jones has the perfect life. Her husband, Richard, is a loving man who wants to be a father to her unborn children. But Autumn knows the truth. Richard has a controlling, dark side that leaves nothing to chance, especially Autumn. He’ll stop at nothing to make her the trophy wife he wants her to be.

When Autumn bumps into Gabe, he consumes her every thought, but she can’t act on her feelings. She’s married to a dark man she can never leave.

When he learns who Autumn’s husband really is, Gabe knows he will stop at nothing to protect her.

Or is it too late for him to save his angel?

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Angels & Whiskey Full Cover

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Author Kimberly Knight

Author Kimberly Knight

About the Author
Kimberly Knight lives in the mountains near a lake with her loving husband and spoiled cat, Precious.

In her spare time, she enjoys watching her favorite reality TV shows, watching the San Francisco Giants win World Series and the San Jose Sharks kick butt.

She’s also a two time Desmoid tumor/cancer fighter that’s made her stronger and an inspiration to her fans. Now that she lives near a lake, she plans on working on her tan and doing more outdoor stuff like watching hot guys waterski. However, the bulk of her time is dedicated to writing and reading romance and erotic fiction.

Where to Find Kimberly Knight
Goodreads Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – Chasing the Wind (After the Fall) by Nazarea Andrews

Chasing the Wind Blog Tour

Welcome to the next stop on the Chasing the Wind blog tour. Chasing the Wind is the second book in the new adult scifi fantasy adventure/dystopian adventure series, After the Fall by Nazarea Andrews. See below for information on the book, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

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Chasing the Wind (After the Fall #2) by Nazarea Andrews

Chasing the Wind (After the Fall #2) by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: Chasing the Wind
Series: After the Fall #2
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Genre: New Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy/Dystopian
Release Date: June 18, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Kaida grew up in two worlds–a child in the Manor raised by Sabah before she was granted Citzenship. But the only place she has ever felt like she’s belonged is with Cedric and Guin, the boys she grew up with.

When Cedric’s involvement in a rebel faction goes wrong, the Commission exiles her and holds Guin hostage. Now, she’s on her own for the first time, and searching for the sister who left her behind and a princess who was stolen from the City–and then she stumbles across a face from the past.

Hawke has been an outcast since his Tribe died. When he finds Sabah’s sister on the road, he agrees to help her.

But as they search the wilds and grow closer, his disdain for her is slowly replaced by a deep attraction for the girl who faces every challenge so bravely.

And as the City’s deadline dwindles, and the boy she loves hangs in the balance, Hawke is left to wonder if he is protecting her, or if he the biggest threat she will face.

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Excerpt
The Rover’s Son smiles, but he doesn’t say anything else to me as he kisses Kaida’s hand and then strides into the gloom.

For a long minute, we stand still, staring after him in silence. Then she shivers, a convulsive shudder, and I shove her toward the wagon, almost throwing her into it.

She lands with a soft grunt and I stare at her in the sol light. Outraged doesn’t begin to describe what I am right now. And from the way her chin goes up and her shoulders go back, she knows it.

“What the hell was he doing in my wagon?” I snap, “Did he touch anything?”

“You mean aside from me,” she demand, her voice bitter, and I freeze in my quick scan of the interior of my home. Stare at her hard until her gaze drops.

“Tell me what happened.” I say, and she looks away.

“He showed up a little bit ago. Wanted to talk.”

“Was Cedric still here?”

Her gaze, startled and a little bit afraid, swings up to me. Good. Let her be afraid.

 

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Edge of the Falls (After the Fall #1) by Nazarea Andrews

Edge of the Falls (After the Fall #1) by Nazarea Andrews

About Book 1
Title: Edge of the Falls
Series: After the Fall #1
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Genre: New Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy/Dystopian
Release Date: March 12, 2013
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
In a world torn apart by science and war, an outcast finds love with a beast.

Sabah has lived outside the Commission’s control her entire life.

But as she approaches the age of Majority, her guardian pushes her to make a choice: life in the wild with a boy she barely knows, or a place in the nearby City with Berg, the boy she’s known since childhood.

But when Arjun, a monster created by scientists, saves her life, everything Sabah knows begins to change.

Hidden away from her life and family, Sabah finds herself trusting the beast when he tells her secrets and more—falling in love with a creature she’s spent a lifetime fearing.

But in a world where control is everything, and life is something you fight for—can a love that defies society survive?

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About the Author
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids.

She is the author of the University of Branton series, Neverland Found series and Edge of the Falls.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Amazon

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Release Day + Giveaway – Chasing the Wind (After the Fall) by Nazarea Andrews

Chasing the Wind Release Day

Today is release day for Chasing the Wind, the second book in the new adult scifi fantasy adventure/dystopian adventure series, After the Fall by Nazarea Andrews. See below for information on the book, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

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Chasing the Wind (After the Fall #2) by Nazarea Andrews

Chasing the Wind (After the Fall #2) by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: Chasing the Wind
Series: After the Fall #2
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Genre: New Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy/Dystopian
Release Date: June 18, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Kaida grew up in two worlds–a child in the Manor raised by Sabah before she was granted Citzenship. But the only place she has ever felt like she’s belonged is with Cedric and Guin, the boys she grew up with.

When Cedric’s involvement in a rebel faction goes wrong, the Commission exiles her and holds Guin hostage. Now, she’s on her own for the first time, and searching for the sister who left her behind and a princess who was stolen from the City–and then she stumbles across a face from the past.

Hawke has been an outcast since his Tribe died. When he finds Sabah’s sister on the road, he agrees to help her.

But as they search the wilds and grow closer, his disdain for her is slowly replaced by a deep attraction for the girl who faces every challenge so bravely.

And as the City’s deadline dwindles, and the boy she loves hangs in the balance, Hawke is left to wonder if he is protecting her, or if he the biggest threat she will face.

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Excerpt
What will Sabah do, when she realizes what I’ve brought her? For the first time, I let myself worry. She could be furious. There’s no real way of knowing, with Sabah.

But then, she could be thrilled. It’s the first time she’s had contact with any of her people from before she disappeared into the Wilds.

A familiar lance of regret goes through me. Sabah and I would never have made a good pairing. I know it, and try to console myself with that knowledge as I cut a rabbit free of my snare. But it’s hard to accept that when she’s so damn gorgeous and full of fire. She would make a good Tribeswoman. If she could swallow the Claiming.

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Chasing the Wind Teaser

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Edge of the Falls (After the Fall #1) by Nazarea Andrews

Edge of the Falls (After the Fall #1) by Nazarea Andrews

About Book 1
Title: Edge of the Falls
Series: After the Fall #1
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Genre: New Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy/Dystopian
Release Date: March 12, 2013
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
In a world torn apart by science and war, an outcast finds love with a beast.

Sabah has lived outside the Commission’s control her entire life.

But as she approaches the age of Majority, her guardian pushes her to make a choice: life in the wild with a boy she barely knows, or a place in the nearby City with Berg, the boy she’s known since childhood.

But when Arjun, a monster created by scientists, saves her life, everything Sabah knows begins to change.

Hidden away from her life and family, Sabah finds herself trusting the beast when he tells her secrets and more—falling in love with a creature she’s spent a lifetime fearing.

But in a world where control is everything, and life is something you fight for—can a love that defies society survive?

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About the Author
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids.

She is the author of the University of Branton series, Neverland Found series and Edge of the Falls.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Amazon

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