The Latest News from Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Third Annual Write Your Way to RT

Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times and #1 International bestselling author, announced that aspiring authors will have the chance to win a trip to the 2016 RT Book Lovers’ Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada for the third consecutive year.

Unpublished authors and writers 18 years or older can enter the contest by submitting a 1500 word original short story or a short story using one or a combination of titles by Jennifer L. Armentrout (or her penname of J. Lynn), Jay Crownover, Veronica Rossi, Christopher Rice, and Wendy Higgins to RTcontest@outlook.com by December 31, 2015 or before 150 entries are received.

Entries will be judged by an all-star cast of bestselling authors Jennifer L. Armentrout, Veronica Rossi, Wendy Higgins, Cora Carmack, Christina Lauren, Christopher Rice and Jay Crownover. Joining that team of judges is literary agent Kevan Lyon, a member of RT Book Reviews, Vilma Gonzalez from USA Today HEA Blog and Jillian Stein from Read-Love-Blog, and the most important judge: an anonymous reader.

Winners will be announced on February 13, 2016.

Details on the contest for the 3rd Annual Write Your Way to the 2016 RT Book Lovers’ Convention can be found at www.jenniferarmentrout.com.

Forever With You

It’s Here! FOREVER WITH YOU by Jennifer L. Armentrout is live! Don’t miss this next novel in the New York Times bestselling Wait For You Series out now!

Forever with You (Wait for You #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Forever with You (Wait for You #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

About the Book
Title: Forever With You
Series: Wait for You #5
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: September 29, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunesKobo

Synopsis
In the irresistibly sexy series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, two free spirits find their lives changed by a one-night stand…

Some things you just believe in, even if you’ve never experienced them. For Stephanie, that list includes love. It’s out there. Somewhere. Eventually. Meanwhile she’s got her job at the mixed martial arts training center and hot flings with gorgeous, temporary guys like Nick. Then a secret brings them closer, opening Steph’s eyes to a future she never knew she wanted—until tragedy rips it away.

Nick’s self-assured surface shields a past no one needs to know about. His mind-blowing connection with Steph changes all that. As fast as he’s knocking down the walls that have kept him commitment-free, she’s building them up again, determined to keep the hurt—and Nick—out. But he can’t walk away. Not when she’s the only one who’s ever made him wish for forever . . .

Praise for Forever With You:
“Armentrout packs a powerful emotional punch in her fifth Wait for You new adult contemporary (after Fall with Me)… Armentrout tugs at the heartstrings while delivering an intense, gripping tale.” –Publishers Weekly

“Armentrout presents an emotional installment in her Wait for You series…[she] does it again, presenting a fast-paced tearjerker that fans will devour.” –Booklist

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Forever with You Teaser 1

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Excerpt
I cradled my drink as Cam sauntered back to the pool tables. My mind wasn’t made up on the whole visiting them thing yet. Maybe I would. Maybe I wouldn’t.

            “Want another rum and coke?”

            My lips curled up at the sound of Nick’s rich, deep voice. We’d been chatting on and off since I plopped my butt down on the stool, and he had seemed happy that I was there.

            Total bonus points lottery with this guy.

“I’m good, but thanks.” The last thing I wanted to be was drunk. I smiled at him, pleased when his heavily hooded gaze dipped again. “Are you guys usually this busy on the weekend?”

            I could see that small talk was something Nick excelled at, which made sense, considering his occupation. He was an equal opportunity charmer. Women flocked to him at the bar. The other bartender, the girl with the pink glasses, seemed to take it all in stride.

“Not sure if you really call this busy, but Saturdays usually bring a larger crowd.” He glanced down the bar before continuing. “So you went to school with them?” he asked, jerking his chin in the direction Cam had roamed off to.

“Yeah.” Leaning forward, I placed my elbows on the bar. “I had no idea they had connections here. Total surprise.”

“Small world,” he said, echoing my earlier thought. “But you’re not very close with them.”

It was a statement, not a question. “What makes you think that?”

“Well, if you were, I guess you’d be over there with them. Or …”

Nick was observant. “Or what?”

            One side of his lips curled up as he folded his arms across his chest. The movement drew my attention. I was such a visual creature. Not that anyone would blame me right now. The black shirt he wore stretched around well-defined biceps. “Or you’d rather spend the time with me.”

            The twisty motion in my belly cranked up a notch. “Am I that transparent?”

            “In the best possible way.” He picked up a bottle. “I’m glad you did stop by. Every time the door opened last night, I looked up and hoped it was you.”

            “Is that so?”

            “I speak the truth.” His smile was lazy. “Did you finish unpacking?”

            “Yep.”

            “Were there any more rat bastard combinations?”

            I laughed. “There were a few more.”

            “Kind of mad I missed out on them.”

            “There’s always later.” I toyed with my glass as I met and held his stare. “So, Nick, do you have a last name?”

            “Blanco,” he replied after a brief hesitation. “Do you?”

            “Keith.” I grinned as he unfolded those arms. “I have another question for you.”

            Moving in, he placed his hands on the bar. “Ask away.”

            “Do you have a girlfriend?” My breath caught a little when he leaned in suddenly. Our mouths were close enough that we were breathing the same tiny patch of oxygen. “Or a boyfriend?”

            Nick didn’t bat an eyelash. “Nope to both. How about you?”

            Bonus points explosion!

            “None,” I said, welcoming the tingle that swirled down my spine as his breath warmed my lips.

            He tilted his head to the side, lining up his mouth with mine with just a fraction of an inch between us. I started to feel a little flushed. “You have plans tonight, Stephanie Keith?” he asked, voice deeper and rougher.

            I shook my head as my pulse tripped all over itself in a happy little dance.

            Nick’s grin spread into the kind of smile I knew left a trail of women in its wake. “You do now.”

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Forever with You Teaser 2

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Wait for You Series

And don’t miss the previous titles in the Wait for You Series!

WAIT FOR YOU (Wait for You #1)

TRUST IN ME (Wait for You #1.5)

BE WITH ME (Wait for You #2)

STAY WITH ME (Wait for You #3)

FALL WITH ME (Wait for You #4)

DREAM OF YOU (Wait for You #4.5)

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Author Jennifer L. Armentrout

Author Jennifer L. Armentrout

About the Author
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Find Jennifer L. Armentrout
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Waiting on Wednesday – The Harder You Fall (The Original Heartbreakers) by Gena Showalter

The Harder You Fall Preorder

The Harder You Fall, the third book in the contemporary romance series, The Original Heartbreakers by New York Times bestselling author, Gena Showalter, releases on November 24, but you can pre-order now for a sneak peek opportunity. The Harder You Fall is a scorching tale featuring an aloof bad boy and the rowdy Southern belle who rocks his world. See below for details.

The Harder You Fall (The Original Heartbreakers #3) by Gena Showalter

The Harder You Fall (The Original Heartbreakers #3) by Gena Showalter

About the Book
Title:
 The Harder You Fall
Series: The Original Heartbreakers #3
Author: Gena Showalter
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Release Date: November 24, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | BAM! | IndieBound | Book Depository | Powell’s

Synopsis
 From New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter comes another scorching Original Heartbreakers tale featuring an aloof bad boy and the rowdy Southern belle who rocks his world…

Millionaire video-game creator Lincoln West has a dark and tragic past. The sought-after bachelor lives by a rigid schedule and a single rule—one relationship per year, lasting no more than two months. No exceptions. When he gave up the big city for a small town, he hoped to escape the worst of his memories—until a brash beauty dredges up long-buried emotions.

A reformed party girl, Jessie Kay Dillon is determined to walk the straight and narrow. But her love-hate sizzle with West is just too irresistible. They can’t be near each other without tearing off their clothes, but the last thing she needs is to be his next two-month dump. Will she become the one exception? Because as any former girl-gone-wild knows: rules are made to be broken.

“Emotional, heart-tugging, kept me turning the pages!” —Carly Phillips, New York Times Bestselling Author

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Author Gena Showalter

Author Gena Showalter

About the Author
Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series–Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles–and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series.

In addition to being a National Reader’s Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she’s appeared on Nightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black–if you ask her about it, she’ll talk for hours…hours!

Her books have been translated in multiple languages.

She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books on her website or Facebook.

Where to Find Gena Showalter
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter
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Cover Reveal – The Blood Scion (The Scion Legacy) by Nazarea Andrews

Author Nazarea Andrews is unveiling the cover of The Blood Scion, the first book in her Scion Legacy, a paranormal thriller releasing in NovemberSee below for information on the book, the cover, an exclusive excerpt, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

The Blood Scion (The Scion Legacy #1) by Nazarea Andrews

The Blood Scion (The Scion Legacy #1) by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: The Blood Scion
Series: The Scion Legacy #1
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Publisher: A&A Literary
Release Date: November, 2015
Genre: Paranormal Thriller
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
I was just a reporter, trying to stay ahead of my student loans. I knew the rules, and I followed them.

I thought I knew how the world worked—humans lived their petty little lives in the safety of the sun. We loved and fought and—when the sun sank—we scurried behind our walls and lived in fear. That is when the monsters came out to play.

And even in the safety of the sun, we knew who ruled us.

The Houses. And their Scions.

Everyone knows the great Houses and their Scions—they are feared and loved and hated and envied. They are the gods who walk the shadows and rule all of our lives. They are salvation and death.

And somehow, I am one of them.

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Excerpt
“Farley?”

I blink, and stare at my intern. She’s a tiny little thing, and it occurs to me—not for the first time—that I have no business putting her in an office like this. We aren’t doing the smart thing—we don’t toe the House line.

We’re too little for them to care, but I’m well aware that it’s not exactly safe.

“What is it?”

“You have a lunch appointment, ma’am.”

I frown. “Since when?”

“Hendin set it up.”

I breathe a curse. Kevin Hendin might be the best damn editor I’ve ever met, but he’s still a fucking pain in the ass. I swallow that thought down and save the draft I’m working on, rising and shrugging into my suit coat. “Where?”

“Silver and Ivy.”

I go still. Who the hell are we meeting that can afford S&I? It’s one of the finest restaurants in the city, completely human, and expensive as fuck.

Winston took me there when I graduated from NYU. Of course, it was for a tiny glass of wine and a shared dessert—neither of us could afford more than that—but it was a sweet gesture that meant a lot, especially coming from my ridiculously practical brother.

“Ma’am?”

I blink out of my thoughts to focus on my intern, and snatch up my laptop and phone. Shove both with my wallet into my messenger bag and snag my glasses and notebook before I dart out.

It’s ridiculous to use a notebook, these days. Everyone has gone digital—what was a gathering wave before Brakken—became a way of life in the aftermath. The Houses controlled everything after, and pushed tech hard. Some people believed it was out of kindness.

It wasn’t.

But I’ve never been blinded by the pretty veneer of the Houses or their Scions.

Silver and Ivy is one of the last places in New York that can still maintain their human only clientele. Because they cater to the wealthy, and even in the aftermath of the plague and all the change that the Houses inflicted on us, the wealthy maintains a level of untouchability. They are protected by that comfort of security that money can buy.

Even the wealthiest in our country could be bought by one of the Houses, but I think it amuses them to let the one percent cling to the illusion that they are still different from the rest of us.

I step into S&I and belatedly realize that I don’t know who I’m meeting. I mutter a soft curse and the eyebrow of the host twitches in response.

No, I suppose he isn’t used to young reporters with a gutter mouth spilling into his lunch hour. I grin, and run a hand through my hair. I’m about to screw up his whole day.

I amble up to where he wait and he gives me a frosty stare.

“I’m meeting someone,” I say.

His gaze sweeps over me and his lips curls just a little, all annoyed disdain that pisses me off.

“And you are?”

“Farley Hart.”

His eyes go wide and he pales, so much so I take a step back. Something is very wrong about all of this, and Winston always told me to listen to my gut. I take another step, and a hand clamps down on my arm, rooting me to the spot.

It’s icy and burning and so damn unmovable. I know, even before I let my gaze crawl up.

Shiny boots, a pristine black suit that cost more than my degree, a startlingly white shirt with a skinny black tie. Wide shoulders, thin waist, and a hand that’s fucking huge, latched onto me.

A ring glints on his finger and I focus on that, on the strange sigil worked into the metal.

It’s not gold, and it sure as hell isn’t silver. It’s almost dull. Iron?

“Oh shit,” I mutter.

A vampire is holding me, keeping me from bolting. And if that weren’t bad enough—it’s a damn Blood Prince.

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The Scionless House (The Scion Legacy #0.5) by Nazarea Andrews

The Scionless House (The Scion Legacy #0.5) by Nazarea Andrews

About the Novella
Title: The Scionless House
Series: The Scion Legacy #0.5
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Publisher: A&A Literary
Release Date: October 30, 2015
Genre: Paranormal Thriller
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Twelve Houses. Twelve vampire lines. We ruled from the shadows, and manipulated the world, and when humans came too close to destruction, we intervened.

Every House has a Scion. A fragile, easily broken human that stood shoulder to shoulder with the house Princes and Princesses.

Except for ours. The Ravens, House Cantelie.

We’ve been without a Scion for almost fifteen years.

But that will change…and her life will be mine to protect.

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Author Nazarea Andrews

Author Nazarea Andrews

About the Author
Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories.

When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binging watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, 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, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Newsletter | Pinterest
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Series Blitz – SEAL of My Heart (SEAL Brotherhood) by Sharon Hamilton

Welcome to the Book Blitz for SEAL of My Heart, the seventh book in the contemporary romance series, SEAL Brotherhood, by New York Times bestselling author, Sharon Hamilton. See below for information on the book and buy links. And from now until October 1, you can pick up The Ultimate SEAL Collection, Volume 1 for just $1.99. This box set includes four full-length contemporary novels and two novellas.

SEAL of My Heart (SEAL Brotherhood #7) by Sharon Hamilton

SEAL of My Heart (SEAL Brotherhood #7) by Sharon Hamilton

About the Book
Title: SEAL of My Heart
Series: SEAL Brotherhood #7
Author: Sharon Hamilton
Publisher: AL Publication
Genre: Contemporary Military Romance
Release Date: July 11, 2014
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AUBarnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Audible

Synopsis
Kate Morgan is engaged to the most eligible bachelor in Sonoma County, the son of a wealthy wine family in Healdsburg, California. On a flight to visit her sister in Portland she is seated next to a young hard-bodied elite soldier who ignites her insides in a strange attraction she cannot deny.

Navy SEAL Tyler Gray plans to spend a weekend home before deploying to North Africa with the rest of his SEAL Team 3. But the conversation with Kate has him rethinking his future.

The encounter has both of them feeling fate has stepped into their lives and altered their course. Unable to just say goodbye as lovers, they agree to carry on a correspondence. Kate becomes the girl Tyler wants to come home to while she is pressured by her family to reconsider her broken marriage plans.

Family secrets are revealed from the past regarding a young Marine and Kate’s mother which brings both heartache and a sense of clarity as old loves are unearthed. From the grave, a Marine’s love letters from the past affect the new love between Kate and Tyler in the present. And when Kate’s life is endangered, will Tyler be the man to save her without sacrificing his own?

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Ultimate SEAL Collection

About the Box Set
Title: The Ultimate SEAL Collection
Series: The Ultimate SEAL Collection, Volume 1
Author: Sharon Hamilton
Publisher: AL Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Military Romance
Release Date: March 21, 2014
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AUAmazon FR | Amazon DE | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Ultimate boxed set of 4 full length and award-winning books and two prequel/novellas by NYT and USA/Today Bestselling Author, Sharon Hamilton. Boxed set includes: SEAL Encounter (prequel to Accidental SEAL), Accidental SEAL Book 1, SEAL Endeavor (prequel to Fallen SEAL Legacy), Fallen SEAL Legacy Book 2, SEAL Under Covers Book 3, SEAL The Deal Book 4. Over 900 pages of reads, with a value of over $22.00. For a limited time only.

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Author Sharon Hamilton

Author Sharon Hamilton

About the Author
Sharon’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels are almost-erotic Navy SEAL stories of the SEAL Brotherhood. Her characters follow a spicy road to redemption through passion and true love. All of her SEAL Brotherhood Series are available in audio book. She has maintained an Amazon top 100 author status in Romantic Suspense since the end of 2012.

Her Golden Vampires of Tuscany are not like any vamps you’ve read before, since they don’t have to go to ground, and can walk around in the full light of the sun. Honeymoon Bite, Book 1 of the Golden Vampires of Tuscany Series, has earned the Amazon designation of #1 Gothic Romance. It and Book 2 in the series, Mortal Bite are both available on audio as well.

Her Guardian Angels struggle with the human charges they are sent to save, often escaping their vanilla world of Heaven for the brief human one. You won’t find any of these beings in any Sunday school class. All three books in this popular series are also in print and audio formats.

A lifelong organic gardener, Sharon lives with her husband in the Wine Country of Northern California, where most of her stories take place. When she’s not writing, she’s getting verra verra dirty in the mud, or wandering Farmer’s Markets looking for new Heirloom varieties of vegetables and flowers.

Where to Sharon Hamilton
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | YouTube | Amazon | Google+ | Shelfari
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – Break The Spell by A.M. Bostwick

Break the Spell Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for Break the Spell, a contemporary young adult/new adult romance by A.M. Bostwick. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excpert, and details on her giveaway.

Break The Spell by A.M. Bostwick

Break The Spell by A.M. Bostwick

About the Book
Title: Break the Spell
Author: A.M. Bostwick
Publisher: Fiery Seas Publishing, LLC
Release Date: September, 2015
Genre: Young Adult/New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooksKobo

Synopsis
Alone. On the run. Until she came along.

When Allison Evans walks out of high school the last day of her senior year, she has no idea that her carefully guarded life is about to unravel.

Ethan Knight is on the run. Accused of dealing drugs and armed with nothing but a bad reputation and his motorcycle, he takes refuge for the weekend inside the old high school. Thinking no one will find him and no one does.

Until Allison.

Panicked and left with no other choice, Ethan takes her captive. It should be a nightmare, but together, both of their lives take an unexpected turn.

It’s time for them both to stop running from their problems.

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Excerpt #1
Storm clouds gather above me. I zip my jacket sleeves. I’m always leaving, but I never have anywhere to go.

Where the hell are you, Steve? Why am I the one with all this cash? Why is this all up to me?

He isn’t exactly beating a path to get to me and answer my questions. I shake my head and saddle up. Screw him.

Damn it, I have to stop swearing so much.

Get on the road again, I tell myself. Stay moving. Cursing is the least of my worries.

Where to go? Where do I have left to go?

Motor loud, iPod louder, pounding out my favorite band. My Darkest Days.

You’re out for blood and you can smell the fear.

Miles and miles pass beneath me. The sky grows darker, threatening clouds silently rolling in. The single headlight illuminates my road to nowhere. These roads I’ve traveled all my life. It’s impossible for me to get lost, I know them so well. This both comforts and frustrates me. Lightening flickers across the sky on the western horizon.

The music moves through me like electricity.

You need poison, like it’s the only thing that keeps you alive.

I’m two counties away now, down cracked and twisting county roads. The Wisconsin River snakes downstream alongside me – black, cold, dangerous. Inviting.

Just a little bad habit that you hide from your friends.

What the hell am I supposed to do? Ozone is in the air. Thunder rumbles. Chicken Little had been right. The sky is going to fall. Stay tough, Ethan.

Said you didn’t want it, but you’re in a sick and twisted affair.

I push the throttle in further. The Harley responds. A strike of lightening briefly lights up the eerie gray sky, thunder cracks, and the rainclouds break open. I can’t outrun the storm. I’m forced to slow as the road gets slick beneath my wheels. The drops are needles against my skin. I’m soaked in seconds.

One taste and it can take control of your life.

It hits me.

Your dirty little drug, that you never get enough of.

I know where to go. I know where to hide. Where they will never find me.

You won’t be alone tonight.

It will buy time. Which I sorely need right now. As the rain pelts down, I decelerate the bike on the highway, make a u-turn in the middle of the road and gun back toward Oakdale. Following the storm.

You won’t be alone tonight.

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Author A.M. Bostwick

Author A.M. Bostwick

About the Author
A.M. Bostwick writes Middle Grade and Young Adult novels. Her debut middle grade novel, The Great Cat Nap, earned the 2014 Tofte/Wright Children’s Literature Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers.

An early draft of her young adult novel, “Break the Spell,” was a finalist in the 2013 Wisconsin Romance Writers of America Fab 5 Contest. She took third place in the 2014 Rochester Writers’ Summer Writing Contest for her flash fiction piece, “Paint the Stars.”

She holds degrees in both art and earth science. Her young adult novel, “Break the Spell,” is forthcoming in September 2015 from Fiery Seas Publishing. A.M. Bostwick lives in northern Wisconsin with her husband, dog and thrill-seeking cat.

Where to Find A.M. Bostwick
Goodreads | Website | Twitter | Amazon

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Cover Reveal – The Infected (PODs Series) by Michelle K. Pickett

Spencer Hill Press and author, Michelle K. Pickett are unveiling the cover to The Infected, the second book in her young adult dystopian/zombie series, PODs, releasing on October 12. See below for information on the book, the awesome cover, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

The Infected (PODs #2) by Michelle K. Pickett

The Infected (PODs #2) by Michelle K. Pickett

About the Book
Title: The Infected
Series: PODs #2
Author: Michelle K. Pickett
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian/Zombie
Release Date: October 12, 2015
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
From the author of the award winning Unspeakable, and the best selling PODs, comes the highly anticipated sequel to PODs. A world where death stalks the unsuspecting, and this time even the PODs might not save them. 

A virus nearly wiped out humankind…

Months have passed since a human infection has been reported. Survivors of the deadly pandemic have finally started to build a life in a world left devastated by plague. 

Ironically, for nineteen-year-old Eva, life made more sense when she battled the deadly Infected than it does in the serenity of her new home in Rosewood. Separated from fiancé and former POD-mate, David, after an impossible ultimatum, Eva finds her life a little lonely and a lot confusing. 

But as troubled as Eva’s life is, it’s about to take a turn for the worse as untold dangers watch and wait for the right moment to attack… The virus refuses to die quietly.

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PODs (PODs #1) by Michelle K. Pickett

PODs (PODs #1) by Michelle K. Pickett

About Book 1
Title: PODs
Series: PODs #1
Author: Michelle K. Pickett
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian/Zombie
Release Date: June 4, 2013
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BAM! | BookDepository | Walmart

Synopsis
Seventeen-year-old Eva is a chosen one. Chosen to live, while others meet a swift and painful death from an incurable virus so lethal, a person is dead within days of symptoms emerging. In the POD system, a series of underground habitats built by the government, she waits with the other chosen for the deadly virus to claim those above. Separated from family and friends, it’s in the PODs she meets David. And while true love might not conquer all, it’s a balm for the broken soul.

After a year, scientists believe the population has died, and without living hosts, so has the virus. That’s the theory, anyway. But when the PODs are opened, survivors find the surface holds a vicious secret. The virus mutated, infecting those left top-side and creating… monsters.

Eva and David hide from the infected in the abandoned PODs. Together they try to build a life–a new beginning. But the infected follow and are relentless in their attacks. Leaving Eva and David to fight for survival, and pray for a cure.

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Author Michelle K. Pickett

Author Michelle K. Pickett

About the Author
I can’t write without a hoodie. Yeah, I live it Texas. We all have our quirks. I majored in accounting in college. I was required to declare a major, but I had no clue what I wanted to do, so I picked accounting because it was the first thing listed in the booklet the counselor gave me. Surprisingly, I graduated with a 4.0 GPA. Go figure.

Forget coffee. Hand over the Red Bull or Monster Khaos and no one gets hurt. Seriously, just set it down and step away. I will turn into a normal human after I guzzle my can of caffeine. I hate to cook, but love to watch cooking shows on television. I paint my nails weird colors just to see my husband roll his eyes and make my 9 year-old twin girls giggle. Oh, and mortify my 13 year-old son. 

I’m a hopeful romantic and love swoon-worthy endings that keep the butterflies going for days, but I don’t believe a HEA always ends with the boy getting the girl. Sometimes a HEA is an ending we don’t see coming, but is still best for the characters. I write across genres in the young adult and new adult age groups while eating way too many peanut butter M&Ms (but we’ll keep that second part just between us).

I was born and raised in Flint, Michigan, but now live in a suburb of Houston, TX with my very supportive family, a 125lb rescue “puppy” and a 12lb attack cat, also a rescue animal. And last, (but certainly not least), I love my family with everything in me. Everything I am, is theirs. There are no words in any language known to man to describe my love for them. They are my center. 

I’d love to hear from you. So drop me an email! Let’s chat. You tell me what you like in books, what you’d like to see happen in the writing community, what type of books you like to see more of…less of—I want to hear it all! So tell me, please. Because the one thing I wish I could put on my list, but I still haven’t figured out how to do, is mind-reading. But don’t tell my kids. I still have them fooled. ϑ🙂 

Where to Find Michelle K. Pickett
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter
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Teaser Blitz – All I Need Is You (Loving You) by Wendy S. Marcus

All I Need Is You Teaser Blitz

Welcome to the teaser blitz for All I Need is You, the second book in the contemporary romance series, Loving You, by award-winning author, Wendy S. Marcus. See below for information on the book, pre-order links, and a few teasers.

All I Need Is You (Loving You #2) by Wendy S. Marcus

All I Need Is You (Loving You #2) by Wendy S. Marcus

About the Book
Title: All I Need is You
Series: Loving You #2
Author: Wendy S. Marcus
Publisher: Loveswept
Genre: Contemporary Military Romance
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AUBarnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Perfect for fans of Kristan Higgins and Robyn Carr, this sexy yet sweet military romance reunites a headstrong dancer and a rugged army soldier after one steamy encounter tears them apart.

As a dancer who creates mesmerizing visions onstage, Neve James is looking for the same kind of stability in her love life. Her pen pal, Rory McRoy, is on leave from deployment in Afghanistan, so she heads to Boston to surprise him. After corresponding for months as part of a “Support Our Troops” initiative—and exchanging dozens of “Read When You’re Alone” letters—Neve knows what Rory likes, and she intends to fulfill his every fantasy. But all they get are a few blissful moments together before they’re interrupted by a woman claiming to be Rory’s fiancée.

Rory has fallen hard for Neve’s letters. When he finally meets her in person, he has to have her, right then and there—until Neve takes off in a fit of anger. Forced to return to Afghanistan before he can fix things between them, Rory waits four agonizing months to prove that he’s not the man Neve thinks he is. But by the time he arrives in New York, she’s already made up her mind. Luckily, Rory never backs down from a challenge, and he’s prepared to put everything on the line for love.

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Loving You Is Easy (Loving You #1) by Wendy S. Marcus

Loving You Is Easy (Loving You #1) by Wendy S. Marcus

About Book 1
Title: Loving You is Easy
Series: Loving You #1
Author: Wendy S. Marcus
Publisher: Loveswept
Genre: Contemporary Military Romance
Release Date: December 9, 2014
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AUBarnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
She’s a survivor of the front lines of politics. He’s a wounded soldier returning home from the battlefield. Can they place their trust in the power of love?

Nobody plays the role of perfect politician’s daughter better than quiet, respectable math teacher Brooke Ellstein. But she won’t be caught swimming with the sharks again, not after the son of a wealthy donor sinks his teeth into her and gets away with it. Still, political connections have their perks, such as heading up the governor’s “Support Our Troops” pen-pal initiative—and getting first dibs on the smoking-hot sergeant whose picture shakes her right down to her goody-two-shoes.

When corresponding with sweet, classy Brooke, Shane Develen instinctively hides his commando tattoos and blue-collar roots—and he can tell that she’s hiding something, too. But Shane knows he’s gained her trust when Brooke gives him a blisteringly sexy photo. Then he’s injured in an ambush and a fellow soldier posts the snapshot online. Overnight, Brooke’s reputation turns to ashes. Even though he’s totally wrong for her, Shane shows up on Brooke’s doorstep, determined to set things right—and discovers that right or wrong has nothing on the chemistry they share.

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Author Wendy S. Marcus

Author Wendy S. Marcus

About the Author
Wendy S. Marcus is an award-winning author of contemporary romance.

A nurse by trade, Wendy holds a Master of Science in Health Care Administration, a degree that does her absolutely no good as she now spends her days, nights, and weekends mucking around in her characters’ lives creating conflict, emotion, and, of course, a happily ever after.

Wendy lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley region of New York. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her dog Buddy, and blogging/e-mailing/tweeting/facebooking with her online friends.

Where to Wendy S. Marcus
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter
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Chapter Reveal – Fatal Beauty by Nazarea Andrews

Fatal Beauty Chapter Reveal

Author Nazarea Andrews is unveiling the first chapter of Fatal Beauty, an adult thriller releasing October 13, 2015See below for information on the book, a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR, the chapter reveal, and a couple of teasers.

Fatal Beauty by Nazarea Andrews

Fatal Beauty by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: Fatal Beauty
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: October 13, 2015
Genre: Adult Thriller
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Charlotte was a good girl. Sweet and innocent, a debutante with her Daddy’s credit card and a fiancée who doted on her. She was destined for a perfect picture life in Charleston. Until everything goes wrong.

EJ grew up with everything she could ever want, and bored as hell. Nothing surprises her and nothing ever changes, and she wants out—whatever it takes. Getting involved with Anthony Jacobs is probably the worst idea she’s ever had—and that makes it irresistible.

Until Charlie needs her.

New Orleans. Los Angles. Vegas.

Beautiful girls who know just how to get exactly what they want.

It’s all fun and games, sexy nights and wild parties.

But you can only manipulate your way out of so much, and when their past catches up, not even a pretty fucking smile will get them out of trouble this time.

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Chapter Reveal
Las Vegas Police Department, Interrogation Room B.

Detective Blackmon: State your name for the record.
Charlotte Brooks: (clears throat) Charlie Brooks.
Detective Blackmon: Your legal name, ma’am.
Brooks: Charlotte Suzanne Brooks.
Detective Blackmon: Have you been advised of your rights, ma’am?
Brooks: (soft laugh) you advised me of them. So yes.
Detective Blackmon:  Do you want to tell us how you came to know Ms Ella Jane Munro?
Brooks: Where is she?
Detective Blackmon: Ma’am, I need you to calm down and give your statement.
Brooks: Where the fuck is EJ?
Detective Blackmon: At night fifty pm the LVPD were called to a hotel room secured with a credit card in your name. Upon searching it, we found drugs, weapons and almost two hundred in cash. Do you want to say anything about that?
Brooks: I wasn’t in that room, and neither were my belongings. You verified that. My wallet was stolen. And I want EJ.
Brooks: Why the hell are you looking at me like that?
Detective Blackmon: Ma’am…
Brooks: (screaming) where the hell is EJ?

Chapter 1

If she could look at it, with the hindsight of everything that had happened, she would say that it all began six months before Wallace Bryce Talbert went missing. The day Ella Jane Munro sold Llewellyn Koonts a hit of blow in the locker room of her father’s country club.

Of course, if she had the luxury of hindsight, she might have changed everything by simply going to lunch at the Greenhouse instead of tennis at the club.

Then again. Charlotte had never had much use for hindsight and even less for regrets.

 

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Charlie Brooks was an institution at the Buringtree Country Club. She had grown up in the halls, played tennis early and well, swam in the summer and pranced around the greens in tiny shorts, her blonde hair bobbing in her signature braid.

She was a perfect debutant. Sweet as sugar when it suited her, and an utter bitch when it didn’t. The staff at the club lived in fear of her temper. HR had to step in when she was in high school and they couldn’t keep a staff–Charlie either terrorized them into quitting or demanded they were fired over minor infractions.

And because she was Travis Brooks only daughter, she usually got her way.

Ella Jane Munro was different from Charlie. Just as bitchy, just as demanding. Filthy fucking rich. But Charlie revealed in who and what she was born to. She never wanted anything but to be the queen bee at her private school, at the club, and Vanderbilt. Everything she did was carefully calculated for how it would reflect on her and how people viewed her.

It’s why she and Ella Jane had never gotten along, despite being in the same circles.

From the outside, they would have made the perfect frenemies. Self-destructive, the kind of too close back-stabbing that would fuel the wet dreams of high school boys with visions of love hate sexcapdes.

Ella Jane and Charlie didn’t cooperate. Ella was bored to death with country club life and everything expected of a deb. And she might be an it girl, in her blasé way, but she never aspired to steal Charlie’s crown.

They existed for most of their life, in a kind of live and let live détente.

No one could explain why that changed. It was whispered about, of course. Two of Charleston’s favorite daughters, suddenly inseparable? Everyone had a theory. No one knew the truth, though.

No one would have ever believed the truth.

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The door to her office opened and closed again, in the kind of way that was an announcement. She swallowed a smirk and layered another coat of pale pink on her nails.

Most girls would pay for a manicure, but she had always found the ritual of her nail care to be soothing.

The cash slapped down on her desk and she blinked at it slowly before letting her gaze slide lazily up to the woman across from her.

Sharp green eyes, long jet black hair with a single streak of magenta in bangs cut across her forehead. A pair of designer skinny jeans and a loose, sheer black tank top scattered with polka dot skull and cross bones, lace edged cami under it showing off her amazing tits.

Only Ella Jane could stalk into her office in designer jeans and a Walmart clearance top and look perfect instead of ridiculous.

“Your half.” She says.

Charlie finishes her last finger, admiring it briefly before screwing the lid on her nail polish and giving the other woman her attention.

“When are you meeting with Jacobs?”

“Tomorrow. Don’t be impatient, greedy girl.”

She bites down on the acidic response that wants to rise, and arches an eyebrow silently. EJ stares at her for a long moment, before she huffs a sigh and drops into the high back leather chair across from her.

“You can’t do anything until Monday anyway. Isn’t your engagement thing tonight.”

It’s posed as a question, but she knows damn well when it is. Charlie goes still and her gaze clouds for a heartbeat.

“Do you want me to come?” EJ asks, quietly.

The offer startles a laugh from Charlie and she grins, a dry, mocking thing. “And how the hell would I explain that? No. Stay on your side of the club, and I’ll stay on mine. I’ll be fine.”

There’ a tense moment, as they stare at each other, and Charlie wonders just how much EJ suspects.

They weren’t supposed to become friends—it was a business arrangement. One that benefited them both and made EJ’s supplier happy. But it had evolved.

It made her nervous, and nothing made her nervous. She didn’t like it.

“Don’t be a bitch, Charlie,” EJ says coldly.

“Then don’t fucking hover.” Charlie snaps.

Anger flares in EJ’s eyes, for a moment, and then it vanished, and she stands. “Fine. Have fun with your boy.”

Her tone is mocking and knowing and it stings a little as she watches EJ leave.

For a moment, it occurs to her that she should apologize. She dismisses it just as quickly and grabs the stack of cash, standing and moving to the wall where her safe is.

It’s crammed with cash and a small black revolver. As she adds the new stack to the others, she touches the gun.

It’s soothing, and her unease and nerves settle at the touch of the cool metal.

It’ a standard black Glock. Most of her girlfriends carry a tiny pink pistols they can tuck into their Coach bags with equally ridiculous sized dogs. But Travis Brooks always said that if she wanted to be man enough to carry a gun, she’d damn well carry a man’s gun.

“Charlotte? We have a meeting with the partners.”

She snaps the safe shut, keying the lock and spins to smile at her fiancée.

Wallace Bryce Talbert the Third. Tre to his friends and enemies alike. A golden boy in her father’s law firm, and the man she had promised to spend her entire life with.

He’s grinning at her, holding a hand out and she swallows her nerves and fear as she places her hand in his and follows him out of the office.

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EJ pads out of her bedroom, her naked body wrapped in moonlight. A bottle of spumante sits discarded in a silver wine chiller, and she grabs it as she moves to her purse and pull out a pack of cigarettes. She smokes almost pensively, staring out the window. Behind her, she can hear him moving and she keeps her gaze trained on the window as smoke curls around her, dissipating slowly.

“You should come back to bed,” he says, and she can hear the tease in his tone. She barely manages to keep from rolling her eyes as she wraps her lips around the cigarette again, pulling one last time before dropping it into a forgotten champagne flute.

“You should go. I’ve got an early morning tomorrow.”

Surprise and anger chase across his face, and she waits to see if he’ll follow through.

Clayton Poole was the heir of an ancient oil tycoon, and would be much more interesting if he would lose his temper every once in a while.

He was a fun fuck, always took care to get her off, and he opened doors even she couldn’t walk though. But he was boring as fuck when they weren’t naked.

“I’ll call you tomorrow,” he says, lamely, and she flick a look at him as she pours a glass of spumante.

“Don’t. I’ll call you soon.” She gives him a smile and kisses his cheek before returning to her bedroom.

She lets out a sigh when the door shuts behind him, and settles on her bed. It smells of sex still, but she’s too drunk and lazy just now to strip the sheets.

Besides, she likes the smell of sex, even if Clayton isn’t her favorite fuck buddy.

There is a joint in her bedside table and she fishes it out and lights it, pulling on it deeply as she thumbs through her social media.

The entire newsfeed is abuzz with the engagement party of the year, and she grits her teeth. She should have been there. Clayton had been invited—Charlie will be pissed he didn’t show, a thought that strings a smirk across her lips—and she could have crashed it. Nothing to be done once she was there.

Once upon a time, it would have been amusing just to get a rise from Charlie.

When the fuck had that changed? When she realized that Charlie was just as unhappy in their fucking perfect life as she was?

Or was it when Charlie blackmailed EJ into sharing her distribution, earning her respect as more than another empty headed social climber.

She huffs, and takes another pull on the joint. The smell of weed fill the bedroom, covering the scent of sex. Her muscles are loose and relaxed against the bed and she let’s her phone drop beside her, drifting on her high, drunk and post-orgasmic relaxation combining to pull her down into sleep.

The room is pitch black, her body hot and sweating against the rough duvet when she wakes. Her mouth is dry and for a disorienting moment, she wonders where the hell she is, and what happened.

Her phone buzzes against her thigh again, and she fumbles for it.

“Charlie?” she croaks, and swallows. Reaches for the spumante on the bedside table.

“I need you.”

The whisper from the other end of the line chills her, and she shudders, rubbing away the goosebumps that trace along her arms.

That’s it—those three words and nothing more.

Sleep is forgotten completely as she sits up and nods. “I’ll be right there.”

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Author Nazarea Andrews

Author Nazarea Andrews

About the Author
Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories.

When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binging watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, 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, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Newsletter | Pinterest
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Release Day + Giveaway – Forever with You (Wait for You) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Forever with You Release

Today is release day for Forever With You, the fifth book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Wait for You by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Forever with You (Wait for You #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Forever with You (Wait for You #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

About the Book
Title: Forever With You
Series: Wait for You #5
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: September 29, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunesKobo

Synopsis
In the irresistibly sexy series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, two free spirits find their lives changed by a one-night stand…

Some things you just believe in, even if you’ve never experienced them. For Stephanie, that list includes love. It’s out there. Somewhere. Eventually. Meanwhile she’s got her job at the mixed martial arts training center and hot flings with gorgeous, temporary guys like Nick. Then a secret brings them closer, opening Steph’s eyes to a future she never knew she wanted—until tragedy rips it away.

Nick’s self-assured surface shields a past no one needs to know about. His mind-blowing connection with Steph changes all that. As fast as he’s knocking down the walls that have kept him commitment-free, she’s building them up again, determined to keep the hurt—and Nick—out. But he can’t walk away. Not when she’s the only one who’s ever made him wish for forever . . .

Praise for Forever With You:
“Armentrout packs a powerful emotional punch in her fifth Wait for You new adult contemporary (after Fall with Me)… Armentrout tugs at the heartstrings while delivering an intense, gripping tale.” –Publishers Weekly

“Armentrout presents an emotional installment in her Wait for You series…[she] does it again, presenting a fast-paced tearjerker that fans will devour.” –Booklist

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Excerpt
I cradled my drink as Cam sauntered back to the pool tables. My mind wasn’t made up on the whole visiting them thing yet. Maybe I would. Maybe I wouldn’t.

            “Want another rum and coke?”

            My lips curled up at the sound of Nick’s rich, deep voice. We’d been chatting on and off since I plopped my butt down on the stool, and he had seemed happy that I was there.

            Total bonus points lottery with this guy.

“I’m good, but thanks.” The last thing I wanted to be was drunk. I smiled at him, pleased when his heavily hooded gaze dipped again. “Are you guys usually this busy on the weekend?”

            I could see that small talk was something Nick excelled at, which made sense, considering his occupation. He was an equal opportunity charmer. Women flocked to him at the bar. The other bartender, the girl with the pink glasses, seemed to take it all in stride.

“Not sure if you really call this busy, but Saturdays usually bring a larger crowd.” He glanced down the bar before continuing. “So you went to school with them?” he asked, jerking his chin in the direction Cam had roamed off to.

“Yeah.” Leaning forward, I placed my elbows on the bar. “I had no idea they had connections here. Total surprise.”

“Small world,” he said, echoing my earlier thought. “But you’re not very close with them.”

It was a statement, not a question. “What makes you think that?”

“Well, if you were, I guess you’d be over there with them. Or …”

Nick was observant. “Or what?”

            One side of his lips curled up as he folded his arms across his chest. The movement drew my attention. I was such a visual creature. Not that anyone would blame me right now. The black shirt he wore stretched around well-defined biceps. “Or you’d rather spend the time with me.”

            The twisty motion in my belly cranked up a notch. “Am I that transparent?”

            “In the best possible way.” He picked up a bottle. “I’m glad you did stop by. Every time the door opened last night, I looked up and hoped it was you.”

            “Is that so?”

            “I speak the truth.” His smile was lazy. “Did you finish unpacking?”

            “Yep.”

            “Were there any more rat bastard combinations?”

            I laughed. “There were a few more.”

            “Kind of mad I missed out on them.”

            “There’s always later.” I toyed with my glass as I met and held his stare. “So, Nick, do you have a last name?”

            “Blanco,” he replied after a brief hesitation. “Do you?”

            “Keith.” I grinned as he unfolded those arms. “I have another question for you.”

            Moving in, he placed his hands on the bar. “Ask away.”

            “Do you have a girlfriend?” My breath caught a little when he leaned in suddenly. Our mouths were close enough that we were breathing the same tiny patch of oxygen. “Or a boyfriend?”

            Nick didn’t bat an eyelash. “Nope to both. How about you?”

            Bonus points explosion!

            “None,” I said, welcoming the tingle that swirled down my spine as his breath warmed my lips.

            He tilted his head to the side, lining up his mouth with mine with just a fraction of an inch between us. I started to feel a little flushed. “You have plans tonight, Stephanie Keith?” he asked, voice deeper and rougher.

            I shook my head as my pulse tripped all over itself in a happy little dance.

            Nick’s grin spread into the kind of smile I knew left a trail of women in its wake. “You do now.”

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Wait for You Series

And don’t miss the previous titles in the Wait for You Series!

WAIT FOR YOU (Wait for You #1)

TRUST IN ME (Wait for You #1.5)

BE WITH ME (Wait for You #2)

STAY WITH ME (Wait for You #3)

FALL WITH ME (Wait for You #4)

DREAM OF YOU (Wait for You #4.5)

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Author Jennifer L. Armentrout

Author Jennifer L. Armentrout

About the Author
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Find Jennifer L. Armentrout
Goodreads | Website | Series WebsiteFacebook Twitter

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Blog Tour – The Danaan Trilogy Box Set by Laura Howard

The Danaan Trilogy Box Set Blog Tour

USA Today bestselling author, Laura Howard’s The Danaan Trilogy is now available in a boxed set. Get all three books in this young adult fantasy series for one low price. See below for information on the books as well as buy links.

The Danaan Trilogy Box Set by Laura Howard

The Danaan Trilogy Box Set by Laura Howard

About Box Set
Title: The Danaan Trilogy Box Set
Series: The Danaan Trilogy #1-3
Author: Laura Howard
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Mythology
Release Date: April 28th 2013
Links: Goodreads | AmazonBarnes & Noble

Synopsis
All three bestselling Danaan stories in one convenient boxed set!

Allison O’Malley’s plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she’s been in love with for as long as she can remember.

What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison’s mother back from the dark place her mind has gone. Allison doesn’t trust her father, so why would she believe his fairy tale about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan? But truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother’s sanity.

Journey along and discover the power of family, love and duty as Allison faces the most difficult trial of her life.

Includes:
The Forgotten Ones (Book One) *USA Today Bestseller
Stone of Destiny (Book Two)
A Place Beyond (Book Three)

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The Forgotten Ones (The Danaan Trilogy #1) by Laura Howard

The Forgotten Ones (The Danaan Trilogy #1) by Laura Howard

About Book 1
Title: The Forgotten Ones
Series: The Danaan Trilogy #1
Author: Laura Howard
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Mythology
Release Date: September 29, 2015
Links: Goodreads | AmazonBarnes & Noble

Synopsis
Allison O’Malley’s plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother.

She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she’s been in love with for as long as she can remember.

What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison’s mother back from the dark place her mind has gone.

Allison doesn’t trust her father, so why would she believe his stories about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan?

But truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother’s sanity.

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Stone of Destiny (The Danaan Trilogy #2) by Laura Howard

Stone of Destiny (The Danaan Trilogy #2) by Laura Howard

About Book 2
Title: Stone of Destiny
Series: The Danaan Trilogy #2
Author: Laura Howard
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Mythology
Release Date: April 15th 2014
Links: Goodreads | AmazonBarnes & Noble

Synopsis
Allison thought it was crazy enough when she found out her father, Liam, wasn’t entirely human.

But now she has to join his magical allies to unravel his former mistress’s plans. Aoife wants to keep Allison’s parents apart forever.

Despite Allison’s efforts to keep Ethan, the only guy she’s ever cared about, out of this supernatural mess, fate keeps throwing him back into the mix.

Will Allison be able to find the amulet that holds the enchantment Aoife placed on Liam and destroy it?

Are Ethan’ s feelings for Allison strong enough to endure the magic of the Tuatha De Danaan?

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A Place Beyond (The Danaan Trilogy #3) by Laura Howard

A Place Beyond (The Danaan Trilogy #3) by Laura Howard

About Book 3
Title: A Place Beyond
Series: The Danaan Trilogy #3
Author: Laura Howard
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Mythology
Release Date: October 27 2014
Links: Goodreads | AmazonBarnes & Noble

Synopsis

The time has come. Allison’s quest to save her mother from Aoife’s wicked enchantment will test everything she believes in.

Who is trustworthy in the land of the Fair Folk, the Tuatha de Danaan?

It’s up to Allison, along with her ragtag host of allies, to unravel the truth.

Journey along and discover the power of love and duty as Allison faces the most difficult trial of her life.

 

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Author Laura Howard

Author Laura Howard

About the Author
Laura Howard lives in New Hampshire with her husband and four children.

Her obsession with books began at the age of 6 when she got her first library card. Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High and other girly novels were routinely devoured in single sittings.

Books took a backseat to diapers when she had her first child. It wasn’t until the release of a little novel called Twilight, 8 years later, that she rediscovered her love of fiction. Soon after, her own characters began to make themselves known. The Forgotten Ones is her first published novel.

Where to Find Laura Howard
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Cover Reveal – Overwhelm by Layla Messner

Author, Layla Messner is unveiling the cover to her young adult fantasy, Overwhlem, releasing on November 13. See below for information on the book, the beautiful cover, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

Overwhelm by Layla Messner

Overwhelm by Layla Messner

About the Book
Title: Overwhelm
Author: Layla Messner
Publisher: Lady of the Woods, LLC
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal
Release Date: November 13, 2015
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
The living crystals that feed elemental power to Atlantis are exhausted. They give and give, but the Altantians just want more energy to fuel their magical city. Sixteen years ago, the crystals came up with a plan to make it all stop, a plan that revolves around three teens:

KALIOPE is a soulsinger, an empath with the power to sing the souls of the dead to their next lives. She just wants to grow up, but her mother won’t let her. 

DANICA is Kaliope’s whipping girl. She gets punished whenever Kali disobeys. 

CHIARAN is a firestarter, so reckless even his family considers him a monster. 

When Chiaran arrives in Atlantis, he’s the first fire person to set foot on the island in a hundred years. Kaliope naturally considers him an enemy and uses the last of her depleted power against him. But the battle reveals that the two have more in common than anyone could have guessed. 

Anyone, that is, except the crystals.  Three teenage antiheroes, a bisexual love triangle, and an island about to sink. Overwhelm is a darkly sensual fairy tale about growing up against all odds.

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Author Layla Messner

Author Layla Messner

About the Author
Láyla Messner is a young-adult author and the founder of Chrysalis Sanctuary for healing childhood sexual abuse. She has an M.A. in embodied writing from Goddard College and her novels provide New Sexual Mythology for teens.

She believes that love is real. She does not believe in unsolicited advice or the word “impossible.”​ 

Where to Find Láyla Messner
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter
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Release Day + Giveaway – The Finn Factor by Rachel Bailey

The Finn Factor Release Day

Today is release day for The Finn Factor, a new adult contemporary romance about two friends who flirt with the idea of something more by Rachel Bailey. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

The Finn Factor by Rachel Bailey

The Finn Factor by Rachel Bailey

About the Book
Title:
 The Finn Factor
Author: Rachel Bailey
Publisher: Entangled Embrace
Release Date: September 28, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks |Entangled

Synopsis
Sometimes all a girl needs is a little practice…

It’s been twelve months, three days, and eleven hours since accounting student Scarlett Logan made it past a second date. A pitcher of mojitos in hand, she employs her supreme graphing skills to narrow things down to one horrifying explanation. Kissing. Clearly someone needs to teach her how to kiss properly. Like, say, her best friend and roomie, Finn Mackenzie. He’s safe, he’s convenient, and yeah, maybe just a little gorgeous.

Finn knows exactly why Scarlett’s boyfriends are disappearing quickly. Him. Not a single guy she’s brought home is nearly good enough. And he’ll be damned if he lets some loser give her “kissing lessons.” No. He’ll do the honors, thank you very much. The moment their lips touch, though, everything turns upside down.

But Scarlett deserves the one thing Finn can’t give her. And if he doesn’t put an end to the sexy little shenanigans, he’ll teach Scarlett the hardest lesson of all…heartbreak.

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Excerpt #1
“I haven’t forgotten we kissed, obviously, but I can’t remember details, like what the most effective elements were.”

I shifted in my seat. Every second of that kiss was burned into my memory bank. It seemed that hadn’t been as mutual as I’d suspected. I blew out a breath and focused on being a teacher in the situation, not a man who’d been carried away with his own lesson.

“I think you’re over-analyzing this. The elements don’t matter on their own. It’s more about the big picture.”

“Would you say that to your undergrads? Don’t worry about the specifics of the aqueducts, or which emperor came to power in what year. It’s more about the big picture of knowing there was a Roman Empire?”

“Well, no, but it’s completely different,” I said, looking down the hall and wondering if I could escape the conversation by simply leaving.

“How?” she persisted. “In both cases, you’re teaching something. So the student needs the topic broken down into bite-size pieces.”

At the word “bite” all the air left the room. Scarlett must have interpreted my silence to be disbelief because she grabbed a pen and a sheet of paper.

“Here.” She smoothed it out on the coffee table in front of us. “I’ll graph it for you.”

That snapped me back. “You’re going to graph our kiss?”

She drew an X and Y axis, then a line that went up across the page, but not smoothly—there were spikes and bumps along its progress.

“So, here, for example”—she pointed to a sharp rise in the line—“you did something and the kiss took off. What was it?”

“Seriously?” She wanted to talk as if it had been a clinical experience?

“If this had been a kiss for kissing’s sake, then, sure, we could leave it alone. But it was a lesson. How am I supposed to learn if I don’t remember the stimulus that caused the response?”

“You don’t need to. You were great. There’s nothing more to learn.” Better than great. Her kissing had been phenomenal.

“Again, if an undergrad wanted to learn more about the Roman Empire than they needed to for the first-year exam, would you tell them they were fine, or would you point them to more resource material?”

I blinked. “I’m resource material?”

She threw her hands up in the air, as if she was the one who was exasperated. “You’re the one who offered the lesson in the first place, so yes. You are my resource material on kissing.”

I looked over at the array of empty beer bottles on the coffee table. “We really need to make it a rule that we don’t talk about kissing after we’ve been drinking.”

“You’d rather have this conversation stone-cold sober?”

“I’d rather not have this conversation at all.”

“Oh.” Her face fell.

“What?” I asked warily.

“It’s just occurred to me that although I thought the kiss was good, you might not have enjoyed it at all. That’s why you’re fighting so hard against a follow up lesson.” She scrunched up her nose. “It was awful for you.”

I rubbed my temples—I was getting a headache trying to keep up with her thought processes and keep us out of dangerous territory.

“It wasn’t awful.” Amazing would be closer.

“Then why are you so against a follow-up lesson so I can focus on the bits I’ve forgotten?”

Something in the way she said “forgotten” made everything inside me rear up and protest. Maybe it was vanity, maybe it was neediness, but whatever it was, I didn’t want to be considered a forgettable kisser. Especially by Scarlett.

My gaze zeroed in on her mouth as I wrapped an arm around her and tugged her closer, but not quite touching. Her eyes widened and her pink tongue darted out to moisten her lips. I groaned.

“See if you can forget this,” I said, and lowered my head.

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Author Rachel Bailey

Author Rachel Bailey

About the Author
As a teenager, I was a voracious reader of science fiction, until one day when I was 16, I saw Pride and Prejudice on television. The old version with Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson. I adored it. I’d seen it in the TV guide and, since I had a crush on Laurence Olivier after seeing him in Henry V, I’d taped it.

I watched that tape so often I can still recite most of the dialogue by heart. I sought out the book, devoured it, then found every other Jane Austen book and read and reread them frequently. I only discovered romance as a genre as an adult. Imagine my delight when I first read modern versions of Jane Austen!

Now I read most subgenres of romance, from category to historical to romantic comedy. Such a banquet!

Where to Find Rachel Bailey
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Release Day – Desperate Chances (Bad Rep Series) by A. Meredith Walters

Desperate Chances Release Day

Today is release day for Desperate Chances, the fourth book in the new adult contemporary series, Bad Rep by New York Times bestselling author, A. Meredith Walters. See below for information on her book, buy links, and a couple of teasers.

Desperate Chances (Bad Rep #4) by A. Meredith Walters

Desperate Chances (Bad Rep #4) by A. Meredith Walters

About The Book
Title: Desperate Chances
Series: Bad Rep #4
Author: A. Meredith Walters
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 28, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

Synopsis
Sex changes everything. And love can turn into an enemy…

Mitch Abrams, the bassist for the popular rock band Generation Rejects, has been in love with Gracie Cook for years. But Gracie, a complicated girl with a lot of baggage, was too blind to see how she felt about the man who had always stood by her. Until one night of passion brought them closer than they had ever been before.

Feeling off balance and out of control, Gracie does the only thing a girl with self-destructive tendencies can do: end things with Mitch before they can really begin. So Mitch moves on. With his band, his friends, and a new girlfriend. Yet he can’t seem to forget about the girl who threw his heart away.

Gracie, who is still struggling to build a life after crashing to the bottom, finds it hard to forget about her one night with Mitch. And even as she tries to convince herself it was only sex, her heart knows differently.

But life is full of chances and desperate moments. And when Mitch and Gracie are thrown back into each other’s lives, will they seize at the opportunity to do things right? Or will the rock star and the less than ordinary girl crash and burn?

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Bad Rep (Bad Rep #1) by A. Meredith Walters

Bad Rep (Bad Rep #1) by A. Meredith Walters

About Book 1
Title: Bad Rep
Series: Bad Rep #1
Author: A. Meredith Walters
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 21, 2012
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

Synopsis
“Who gives a damn about their reputation? Oh, that would be me! Especially since mine had gone straight to hell in the span of thirty minutes”.

Maysie Ardin is soaking up the summer before her junior year of college, shopping, hanging by the pool and shopping some more. But when her black belt in spending lands her in trouble with her parents, she is forced to take a second job at a local bar to dig herself out of a deep financial pit.

She thought she’d be miserable. But then Maysie didn’t count on Jordan Levitt, the hot, pierced and tattooed, drum playing bartender who also happens to be very interested in her. And the feelings are totally mutual.

It had the makings of the perfect romantic set up. Boy meets girl. Boy likes girl. Boy has girlfriend? Okay, maybe not.

But attraction is a hard thing to ignore and soon Jordan and Maysie find themselves in the middle of a gossip induced firestorm. Maysie has to learn whether she can set aside her fear of public disapproval in order to be with the one she wants. Or will she let the opinions of others dictate her life and her heart?

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Perfect Regret (Bad Rep #2) by A. Meredith Walters

Perfect Regret (Bad Rep #2) by A. Meredith Walters

About Book 2
Title: Perfect Regret
Series: Bad Rep #2
Author: A. Meredith Walters
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 3, 2013
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

Synopsis
Riley Walker makes all the right decisions and knows exactly where her life is headed. Riley Walker does not make mistakes. Riley Walker certainly doesn’t make spontaneous decisions. 

But then Riley Walker gets dumped.

Spectacularly, gut-wrenching, stomp all over her heart dumped. And she is feeling more than a little angry. And a whole lot bitter. And suddenly the girl who has always done everything right feels like doing something completely wrong.

Garrett Bellows, lead guitarist for the local band, Generation Rejects, is going through life without a plan. Trying not to think past the next gig or the next party, he has worked hard to not become too attached to anyone or anything. So he is shocked to find himself drawn to the snarky girl with a chip on her shoulder. She pisses him off and puts him down. He knows she’s nothing more than a self-entitled college brat who thinks she’s better than the townie boy without a future.

Alcohol and a hefty dose of lust leads to a night both Riley and Garrett immediately regret. Her embarrassment, his pride and the weight of rumors and misconceptions convince Riley and Garrett that their one-time indiscretion will never be repeated. Particularly when their harshest critics are each other.

But how do you reconcile a head that wants to let go with a heart that keeps holding on? And what happens when your biggest regret begins to seem almost perfect?

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Seductive Chaos (Bad Rep #3) by A. Meredith Walters

Seductive Chaos (Bad Rep #3) by A. Meredith Walters

About Book 3
Title: Seductive Chaos
Series: Bad Rep #3
Author: A. Meredith Walters
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 3, 2014
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

Synopsis
Cole Brandt was the self-centered and philandering lead singer for Generation Rejects. Vivian Baily was a flaky, attention seeking drama queen.
Apart they were challenging…together they were complete and total chaos.

Cole and Vivian were two people who should never have been together. Yet they crashed into each other at every turn. Their relationship was anything but stable. But it was passionate. It was messy. It was hopelessly seductive. And it might possibly drive them both insane. They fought. They made up. They screamed. They made love. They hated and they loved in equal measure.

And now that Generation Rejects are starting to hit it big and the band is on the road, temptation and massive egos could very well spell the end of their roller coaster. If only they could stay away from each other. But Vivian has finally reached her breaking point. Tired of their endless cycle, she is ready to say goodbye to Cole for good.

Yet Cole isn’t one to go away quietly. Particularly when he is starting to realize exactly what he stands to lose if Vivian walks away. As his world begins to turn upside down, Cole realizes that the one person who can hold him together is the girl who may no longer want him.

Love can be a comedy of errors, particularly for two people who never seem to get the timing right.  And In the crazy world of rock and roll, the hardest lessons to learn just might be the ones with the sweetest rewards.

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Author A. Meredith Walters

Author A. Meredith Walters

About the Author
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Paranormal romance including The Find You in the Dark and Bad Rep series as well as the upcoming stand alone romance, Reclaiming the Sand, and a dark new adult series for Gallery Books.

A. Meredith spent ten years as a counselor for at risk teens and children. First working at a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program and then later a program for children with severe emotional and mental health issues. Her former clients and their stories continue to influence every aspect of her writing.

When not writing (or being tortured with all manner of beauty products at the hand of her very imaginative and extremely girly daughter), she is eating chocolate, watching reality television that could rot your brain and reading a smutty novel or two.

A. Meredith is represented by Michelle Johnson with the Inklings Literary Agency.

Where to Find A. Meredith Walters
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon
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Release Day + Sale and Giveaway – Disguise (Billionaire Rock Star) by Bella Love-Wins and Bella Wild

Disguise Release Day

Today is release day for Disguise, the first book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Billionaire Rock Star, by Bella Love-Wins and Bella Wild. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt. For a limited time, you can pick up the eBook for just $0.99 or read for free with Kindle Unlimited.

Disguise (Billionaire Rock Star #1) by Bella Love-Wins and Bella Wild

Disguise (Billionaire Rock Star #1) by Bella Love-Wins and Bella Wild

About the Book
Title:
 Disguise
Series: Billionaire Rock Star #1
Authors: Bella Love-Wins and Bella Wild
Release Date: September 28, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Can love be ignited under her disguise?

Lexxi Rock is a fiery pop / punk rock singer and guitarist — and billionaire, thanks to her father’s oversight. She’s grown tired of Los Angeles, the limelight, the isolation, her image, and her lackluster romantic life, most recently tarnished by smoking hot country star — and cheating bastard — Wilkes Barracks.

When her father suddenly becomes ill, she decides to temporarily leave it all behind. Anxious about the unwanted paparazzi and media attention that would follow her right back to her home in Tucson, Arizona, Lexxi takes a drastic, unprecedented step to hide from them all.

There’s only one wild card she did not count on. Lexxi has no idea that her father’s neighbor, and scorching hot firefighter, Sebastian “Bash” Sullivan, knows exactly who she is, and plays along with her ruse to get close to her.

Bash is the one reason she’s tempted to blow her cover, but can she trust him? Will her disguise work for long enough to nurse her father back to health? Can Bash save her when disaster strikes? .

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Excerpt
SEBASTIAN held the phone to his ear.

“I’m just about to take off my clothes,” Aileen’s voice cooed over the line. “Do you know what I have on underneath, Bash? Absolutely nothing. I’ve been a bad, bad girl this year, baby. I’m positive I made the naughty list.”

He leaned back in his bed, sliding a hand down his stomach. He was already in a heated state of arousal. It was Christmas Eve, and he was spending it alone, having phone sex with his girlfriend.

“You should be here to see what being bad gets you,” he murmured invitingly.

Her breathless laugh had him hard already. He toyed with the fly of his jeans and closed his eyes, thinking about the last time this woman made love to him. He pictured her ample breasts spilling into his face as he palmed her sexy curves, and already it was torture. With her honey blonde hair and pinup body, Aileen reminded him of a lingerie model—she was his very own personal Scarlet Johansson.

Sebastian had met her at a charity function about eight months before, and she was just about the only woman who was willing to deal with his demanding job as a firefighter at the Tucson Fire Department.

“If I was there, what would you do to me?” she asked.

His manhood swelled even more, just from her seductive tone. He liked to think they had more than a sexual thing going on. The only problem was, Aileen had already told him she wasn’t looking for a serious relationship.

“You already know, Aileen. I’d light some fires…”

He paused, thinking, phone sex? It was like being in high school all over again. Back then, he was a pimply, gangly teen trying to figure out if the G-spot really existed. He laughed softly to himself. He we sure that by now, at twenty-six years old, he’d have someone to make love to every night, instead of getting blue balls.

“Enough talk, honey,” he said. “How about you clock out early?”

“You know I can’t leave work,” she answered.

He strained to hear what was going on in the background at her job. It was disappointing that she had to work for the holidays. She was usually off nights. He began to wonder if she was just blowing him off. Lately, he was feeling more attached to her. He missed her when she didn’t call, or when he tried phoning and it would go to voicemail. He disliked that she was rarely free to go out.

He sat up and swung his feet over the edge of the bed. It was time to tell her how he felt. He was about to stop her, when he heard a man’s voice in the background. It wasn’t clear what the man was saying, but it sounded intimate.

“Your boss stepped in?” he asked curiously.

“Hang on, um, Barbara,” she said, and in a voice that was nothing like the sexy purr she had been using before.

“Barbara?” he repeated, confused.

The sound became muffled. He could tell Aileen had put her hand over the phone receiver. He never saw himself as naturally cynical. He was lighthearted for the most part. But, when a woman suddenly called out the wrong name in the middle of a conversation—particularly a female name—alarms went off. He gritted his teeth and stood up, trying not to read too much into it.

“Who’s Barbara?” he asked.

“Look, let me call you back.”

Aileen sounded irritated, but Sabastian wasn’t ready to hang up the phone until he got some answers.

“Aileen, is there something I need to know?”

“Barb, seriously, let me call you back. My, uh…”

Suddenly the guy in the background grabbed the phone and replied jovially, “Hey, Barb. Yep, her husband’s home, honey. She’ll have to call you back.”

Okay. That said it all. Sebastian hung up the phone.

Aileen is married?

Fuck. I was played.

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About the Authors
I live a little north of Toronto and dream of moving to the small town of Grimsby, Ontario one day very soon. Once I move out of the city, I would love to have a Shih Tzu and 2 cats as pets and practice kids. I love writing action-packed, steamy romance stories about new adults and characters in their mid-twenties, sometimes from wealthy families. I love my female characters to be strong, and my men stronger, with a vulnerable, sometimes broody side.

I love to laugh. I think it should be a law to laugh every day. Pink is my strength and my weakness. The color, not the artist.

Where to Find the Authors
Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter | Bella Love-Wins Amazon | Bella Wild Amazon
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – The Affiliate (Ascension Series) by K.A. Linde

The Affiliate Release

Welcome to the next stop for The Affiliate, the first book in the young adult fantasy romance series, Ascension, by USA Today bestselling author, K.A. Linde. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

The Affiliate (Ascension Series #1) by K.A. Linde

The Affiliate (Ascension Series #1) by K.A. Linde

About The Book
Title: The Affiliate

Series: The Ascension Series #1
Author: K.A. Linde
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Release Date: September 15, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | iBooks | Pinterest

Synopsis
On the day of her Presenting, in front of the entire Byern Court, seventeen-year-old Cyrene Strohm’s lifelong plans come to fruition when she’s chosen as an Affiliate to the Queen.

Or so she thinks.

When Cyrene receives a mysterious letter and an unreadable book, she finds nothing is as it seems. Thrust into a world of dangerous political intrigue and deadly magic, Cyrene’s position only grows more treacherous when she finds herself drawn to the one man she can never have…

King Edric himself.

Cyrene must decide if love is truly worth the price of freedom.

Find out in this first book in USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s new Ascension series.

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Excerpt
“Today, I Present Cyrene Sera Strohm, daughter of Hamidon and Herlana; sister to our own devoted member of the High Order, Reeve; and our trusted Affiliate, Aralyn. We shall begin the Presenting now.”

King Edric took a step toward her, and her blue eyes met his. An electric shock shot through her at his nearness. For a moment, while locked in the King’s gaze, all she saw was the here and now. There was neither time nor distance between them. It was just a pull as if they would be tethered together from this point on.

King Edric jerked back a step and shook his head, pulling her out of the trance that had come over her. What just happened?

His Adam’s apple bobbed as he pulled himself back together. Then, he spoke softly for her ears only, “Cyrene.”

She silently cursed and dropped her gaze to the polished floor. What am I doing? She wasn’t even supposed to directly look at him yet.

“You may look at me.”

Surprised, Cyrene did as commanded. She didn’t understand what had passed between them, but looking at him made something within her fall into place.

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Author K.A. Linde

Author K.A. Linde

About the Author
USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde is the author of The Affiliate, the first book in the Ascension Series.  As a military brat, she traveled the world with her family, imaginary friends, and ever-increasing supply of books.

She has spent much of her life dreaming up new worlds and characters and forcing them into uncomfortable, usually life-threatening scenarios.  After graduating from the University of Georgia with a masters degree in political science, she began spending every waking hour putting those characters onto paper.

When not writing, she spends her time dancing, collecting paperbacks in the hopes of filling a Beauty and the Beast style library one day, traveling to visit her friends who live all over the country, and still reading anything she can get her hands on.

She currently resides in North Carolina with her husband and two puppies, Lucy and Riker, where she is hard at work on her next novel.

Where to Find K.A. Linde
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

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Guest Post + Giveaway – Carrie Ann Ryan, Author of Abandoned and Unseen

Abandoned and Unseen Release

A special thank you to author, Carrie Ann Ryan, for today’s guest post, Co-Writing and the Branded Packs Series. To find out more about Carrie Ann and her book book with Alexandra Ivy, Abandoned and Unseen, buy links, and details on their giveaway, please see below.

Co-Writing and the Branded Packs Series

When Alexandra Ivy asked me if I wanted to write a series with her, I calmly nodded and smiled, saying “Sure, that sounds like a great plan.”

On the inside, however, I was screaming and shaking and going OMG OMG OMG it’s Alexandra Ivy.

It only took three hours for me to actually do the dance and scream.

In front of her.

That’s how amazing Alexandra Ivy is.

I am truly honored to write this series with her AND I got to make a great friend out of the project. What more do I need?

So what is the Branded Packs series?

It’s an ongoing paranormal series where the world shut down when a virus hit the humans. The shifters might have saved them, but were caged for fear of what the shifters are. Now, twenty-five years later, the shifters are able to fight back and Alexandra Ivy and I are making sure you get to see how.

We plotted the first two books in an afternoon sitting in my hotel room and laughing. We named the characters and the worlds and even had cute nicknames for the dark series. Because even in the darkness, we need light.

Book 1: Stolen (test subject) & Forgiven (you done me wrong)

Book 2:Abandoned (momma bear and the lazy cat) & Unseen (Ninja Mom Wolf and the Unseen Polar bear)

I hope you enjoy the series. We loved writing it! And there is MORE to come in 2016!

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Abandoned and Unseen by Carrie Ann Ryan & Alexandra Ivy

Abandoned and Unseen by Carrie Ann Ryan & Alexandra Ivy

About the Book
Title: Abandoned and Unseen
Series: Branded Pack #2
Authors: Alexandra Ivy and Carrie Ann Ryan
Release Date: September 15, 2015
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
Abandoned
When bear shifter, Anya Tucker fell in love with the wrong man, the only thing she left with was a broken heart—and her two bear cubs. Now she’s mended her wounds and learned that in order to raise her babies she can only trust herself. When her sons meet the lazy cat next door and fall heads over tails for him, she’ll do whatever she takes to protect them—even from a past she’d thought she’d left behind.

Cole McDermott is a jaguar on a mission. Long naps, a willing woman, and a full stomach is usually all he needs when it comes to relaxing after a long day of protecting his Pack. Then he meets Anya and the burn of temptation is silky and tantalizing indeed. When a horror from Anya’s past threatens everything she loves, Cole will put everything aside and fight for her family—as well as his own.

Unseen
Nicole Bradley had no reason to live after the humans murdered her son. Not until she learns to hunt down those responsible for his death. Shifting into her wolf form at night, she slips out of the compound, determined to do as much damage as possible. The last thing she expected was to discover secrets that could destroy the SAU.

Polar shifter, Tucker Stone, lives off the grid. It’s the only way the Unseen can avoid being rounded up by the humans and tossed into a compound. Besides, he’s a loner by nature. But he can’t walk away when he sees the pretty female wolf in danger. Risking exposure, he takes her to his hidden den and tries to heal her wounds.

Can a reclusive polar bear and a wolf with a death wish find happiness together?

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Author Carrie Ann Ryan

Author Carrie Ann Ryan

About the Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Carrie Ann Ryan, never thought she’d be a writer. Not really. No, she loved math and science and even went on to graduate school in chemistry. Yes, she read as a kid and devoured teen fiction and Harry Potter, but it wasn’t until someone handed her a romance book in her late teens that she realized that there was something out there just for her. When another author suggested she use the voices in her head for good and not evil, The Redwood Pack and all her other stories were born.

Carrie Ann is a bestselling author of over twenty novels and novellas and has so much more on her mind (and on her spreadsheets *grins*) that she isn’t planning on giving up her dream anytime soon.

Where to Find Carrie Ann Ryan
Goodreads | Website | NewsletterFacebook | Twitter

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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – Tattooed Emotions (Tattooed Series) by Alicia Rae

Tattooed Emotions Blog Tour

Welcome to the next stop on the blog tour for Tattooed Emotions, the first book in the contemporary romance series, Tattooed, by Alicia Rae. See below for information about the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Tattooed Emotions (Tattooed Series #1) by Alicia Rae

Tattooed Emotions (Tattooed Series #1) by Alicia Rae

About the Book
Title: Tattooed Emotions
Series: Tattooed Series #1
Author: Alicia Rae
Release Date: September 17, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo
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Synopsis
Raelyn Jennings has survived the unthinkable. She’s been given a second chance to live, to breathe, to feel. Her ability to overcome such a traumatic hurdle has created armor around her heart. But beyond her shield is fear, a consuming deep one, of the unknown. Raelyn vows to herself that she’ll solely focus on the one constant in her life, her career as the CEO for a prestigious accounting firm.

Damien Heathman’s unrelenting determination has made him a powerful, respected man. He’s sexy and confident and utterly breathtaking. His dominance and strength is evident in every purposeful stride, every meaningful look, and every soft caress.  

Raelyn has worked with Damien’s company, Heathman Enterprises, for many years, but they’ve never crossed paths—until now.  

Damien’s presence fills a room. He steals Raelyn’s breath and sparks her broken heart back to life. Once Damien sets eyes on Raelyn, there is no turning back. He wants her, and he’ll stop at nothing to have her. Not even the dark secrets hidden behind his tattoos will stand in his way.  

The chemistry is undeniable. The passion is palpable.

Can Damien convince Raelyn that he is worth the risk? Or will Raelyn allow her past to control her future, feeling the chance of another heartache is too great to bear?

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Excerpt #4
My eyes flickered open to the bright rays beaming into Damien’s bedroom. Wanting to avoid the harsh light just a while longer, I turned onto my side and came face-to-face with a sleeping Damien. The stunning sight was equivalent to winning the lottery in my books.

Bright light be damned, I planned to take full advantage of this time to peruse every inch of him. His strong cheekbones that led to his square jaw were relaxed. The hard edges of his face were soft.

My eyes drifted to his shoulders where some of his black ink peeked over the top of them. A few raised lines beneath the tattoos were visible. Not wanting to focus on those, I let my eyes trail down his left arm where I took in his sleeve. Most of it was a tribal design, but being this close, I saw scripture printed in a small cursive font.

I AM NOT MY PAST.

The idea of this strong, beautiful man struggling with his former years constricted my heart. It made me want to spread my wings around him and protect him from his sufferings.

My gaze continued to roam down the inside of his forearm. Engraved in bold black ink with dark shading all around it that faded into the rest of his tribal sleeve were Roman numerals.

I-II-I-V

I ran my hand across the numbers on his skin.

“One, two, one, five,” I whispered to myself, wondering what meaning they held for him to also be permanently scripted onto his flesh.

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Author Alicia Rae

Author Alicia Rae

About the Author
Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and photography.

Thank you to my dear sister, Kels, who showed me a few years ago how much I truly missed reading. And to my loving husband, for not throwing away my Nook, and planting the seed of writing in my mind. I am forever grateful. Xo

Readers, words cannot thank you enough for supporting me along this incredible journey. I hope you enjoy my novels as much as I do writing them. I thank each and every one of you.

Believe in yourself and follow your dreams…

Where to Find Alicia Rae
Goodreads | Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

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Young Adult Book Review – Playing the Player by Lisa Brown Roberts

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Playing the Player by Lisa Brown Roberts

Playing the Player by Lisa Brown Roberts

Synopsis
Trina Clemons needed the money. Why else would she—the most organized, prepared student in school—spend the summer as a nanny and partner with the biggest slacker ever? Now she’s ready to tackle nannyhood with her big binder of research and schedules. Just don’t ask her about the secret job of “fixing” the bad habits of a certain high school player…

Slade Edmunds prefers easy hook-ups, and Trina is definitely not his type. She’s all structure and rules, while Slade wants to just have fun. Fortunately, Trina has no idea about the bet Slade made with his best friend that he can totally get her to unwind by the end of summer…

Then the weirdest thing happens. There’s chemistry. A lot of it.

But nothing gets between a boy and a girl like a big, fat secret…

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My Review
There is so much to love about this book! Anyone who follows my reviews knows I like my teen romances on the angsty side, and this book has plenty of it. The kind of angst that made me laugh and tear up a bit.

Trina is a spitfire of girl, who needs order and predictability more than she needs a partner. Slade is a total player who refuses to let any girl get close enough to break his heart again. Trina is uptight, serious. Slade is easy-going, rolls with the punches. These two were created to ignite sparks. And that they do.

I adored Trina and Slade so much, and pulled for them throughout the book — both as individuals and as a couple. They’re both were really well developed and immensely likeable, even with their flaws. What I love most about them, though is how they bring out the best in each other. This is the way couples should be — both real and imaginary.

Plot
The plot is fun and moves quickly, the banter is playful and witty, and there are some really great moments involving the kids they nanny that provide some of the best of the lighter moments. There are some dark parts, too, as we learn about Trina’s past, discover why she is the way she is. But mostly, this is the story of Slade and Trina, two opposites that attract, and how their differences both connect them and drive a fair amount of conflict.

Characters
In addition to adoring Slade and Trina, Gilly and Max, their five-year-old charges, are a breath of fresh air. Trina’s mom and Slade’s parents come across as typical parents without being two-dimensional. But it’s Desi and Alex, Trina’s and Slade’s respective best friends, that really round out the story. Both are well-developed and authentic. I’d love to see future stories from either of their points of view. Or better yet, both.

Ending
One of the better endings to a young adult romance I’ve read this year. Can’t wait to get my hands on the next Lisa Brown Roberts novel!

Top Five Things I Loved about Playing the Player:
1. Trina’s binder. Her organizational tool of choice leads to some of the funniest moments in the book.

2. Alex and Tim. Seriously, such an adorable couple. I could read a whole book about them.

3. Desi. She’s one of the best friends a teen girl could hope to have — fierce, loyal, sweet, and funny.

4. Gilly. OMG! She’s like a redheaded nightmare and the sweetest thing ever, all rolled into one. There’s a scene with her at an indoor climbing wall that made me laugh out loud.

5. Trina and Slade. Their romance was really well done, believable, and likely to stick with me for awhile. Not easy to do in a sea of teen romances.

Bottom Line
Playing the Player is a fun, fast, read with likeable characters, lots of humor, angst, and incredibly sweet moments.

Disclaimer
I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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About the Book
Title: Playing the Player
Author: Lisa Brown Roberts
Publisher: Entangled Crush
Release Date: September 14, 2015
Pages: 400
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

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Author Lisa Brown Roberts

Author Lisa Brown Roberts

About the Author
Lisa Brown Roberts still hasn’t recovered from the teenage trauma of nearly tweezing off both eyebrows and having to pencil them in for an entire school year.

This and other angst-filled memories inspire her to write YA books about navigating life’s painful and funny dramas, and falling in love along the way.

Her almost forever home is Colorado, though she occasionally pines for the days when she lived within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean. Her house is full of books, boys, several fourlegged prima donnas, and lots of laughter.

Where to find Lisa Brown Roberts
Goodreads Website | Facebook Twitter

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Re-Cover Reveal – Love Under the Big Sky Series by Kristen Proby

New York Times and USA Today bestselling Author Kristen Proby is unveiling new covers to her wildly popular contemporary romance series, Love Under the Big Sky. See below for the gorgeous new covers, information on each book, and buy links.

Loving Cara (Love Under the Big Sky Series #1) by Kristen Proby

Loving Cara (Love Under the Big Sky Series #1) by Kristen Proby

About Book 1
Title:
 Loving Cara
Series: Love Under the Big Sky #1
Author: Kristen Proby
Release Date: January 21, 2014
Publisher: Pocket Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | BAM! | IndieBound

Synopsis
In her sizzling new series, USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby sets the stage for a passionate reunion under the breathtaking Montana sky.

Cara Donovan’s summer tutoring job is turning out to be a challenge—and not just because of her troubled twelve-year-old student. It’s his uncle Josh who’s the real problem. If problem is the word for an irresistibly cocky, muscle-bound rancher with a taste for tight Levi’s and shameless flirtation. . . .

Cara is nothing like the wallflower Josh King remembers good-naturedly teasing in high school. This Cara is gorgeous, confident, fun. From the moment the fiery teacher steps foot on his family’s Lazy K Ranch, the stubborn playboy is determined to corral her. So what happens when his luscious lover takes over the reins?

The first in a steamy trilogy, Kristen Proby’s enthralling novel is filled to the brim with one hardworking family’s triumphs and challenges, all the wild adventure of the modern West, and a whole lot of titillating fun.

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Seducing Lauren (Love Under the Big Sky Series #2) by Kristen Proby

Seducing Lauren (Love Under the Big Sky Series #2) by Kristen Proby

About Book 2
Title:
 Seducing Lauren
Series: Love Under the Big Sky #2
Author:
 Kristen Proby
Publisher: Pocket Books
Release Date: August 19, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | BAM! | IndieBound

Synopsis
In the second book in the Love Under the Big Sky series from this NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author of the With Me in Seattle series, life in Montana gets spicy when a woman and her divorce lawyer sign off the papers—and sign on to love.

Now that his best friend, Josh, has happily settled down with his true love on a Montana ranch, small-town lawyer Ty Sullivan starts thinking that maybe single life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

And when Lauren Cunningham’s no-good ex-husband comes after her for an unexpected trust fund, Ty steps in to protect her.

But soon he can’t help but think of her as more than a client.

Lauren’s in no mood to jump into another relationship, so how can Ty convince her that her mistake wasn’t getting married, but marrying the wrong guy?

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Falling for Jillian (Love Under the Big Sky Series #3) by Kristen Proby

Falling for Jillian (Love Under the Big Sky Series #3) by Kristen Proby

About Book 3
Title:
 Falling for Jillian
Series: Love Under the Big Sky #3
Author: Kristen Proby
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Publisher: Pocket Books
Genre: Contemporary Adult Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | BAM! | IndieBound

Synopsis
From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby comes the third romance in the Love Under the Big Sky series, featuring a veteran struggling with PTSD and the one woman who can help him recover—and learn to love again.

Jillian thought she was a city girl through and through; the fast cars, high fashion, and glamour—she loves it all. But when her ex tells her he’s having a baby with his new wife (after Jillian struggled for years to get pregnant), she hightails it back to Montana to cry on the shoulder of her best friend, Cara.

But in truth, Jillian would rather be comforted by someone else…specifically Zack, Cara’s brother-in-law. Zack is a veteran of the Iraq War who came back to the family ranch to raise his preteen son after the boy’s mother took off.

He’s struggling to re-establish a relationship with his son, and warding off the demons of PTSD, which still haunt him. The last thing he needs is bold, brassy Jillian…but why can’t he keep his hands off her?

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Seducing Lauren (Love Under the Big Sky Series #2) by Kristen Proby

Seducing Lauren (Love Under the Big Sky Series #2) by Kristen Proby

About Book 2.5
Title:
 Saving Grace
Series: Love Under the Big Sky #2.5
Author:
 Kristen Proby
Publisher: Pocket Books
Release Date: November 30, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | BAM!

Synopsis
Sparks fly like snowflakes when a klutzy but gorgeous novice crosses skis with a hot resort owner in this tempting tie-in to New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby’s popular Love Under the Big Sky series!

Grace Douglas is on a practice run for her friend Cara Donovan’s bachelorette party ski weekend in Aspen. The problem is, despite living in rugged and picturesque Cunningham Falls, Montana, Grace is the clumsiest person ever born. To prepare for the trip, she is taking lessons at a local ski resort. She just prays that they have an ambulance on standby.

Sexy hotelier Jacob Berkley is ready to play ski instructor, but he quickly discovers that the best place on the mountain for Grace is in the lodge with a hot toddy.

Her sense of humor and easy laugh quickly pull him in, and soon he’s determined to help her get off the bunny slope for a fun vacation with her friends. He just didn’t expect their steamy chemistry to trigger an avalanche of desire straight to his heart.

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Excerpt from LOVING CARA (Book 1)
“This is a great place,” I murmur, and turn in a complete circle, taking everything in. The forest is thick here, but with a clearing by a wide pool of water,which is being fed by a creek that empties into it via a beautiful waterfall about twenty yards away. Slabs of rock frame the pond, making a natural ledge to sit on and enjoy nature.

“This is where I’ve always come whenever I’m happy or mad or just need to think.” Josh wraps his arms around me from behind and kisses the top of my head.

“You brought me to your happy place?” I ask, half kidding, and turn my head to kiss his biceps. I can’t seem to keep my lips off this man.

And he doesn’t seem to mind.

“It seems that anywhere you are is my happy place these days, Carolina.”

I gasp and look up into his soft brown eyes.

“So, I brought the person who makes me happy to my happy place,” he clarifies.

Well . . . wow.

Before I can respond, he kisses my lips quickly and then pulls away to grab a blanket out of a saddlebag. He takes me by the hand and leads me up onto the rocks by the water. He spreads the blanket out and pulls me down next to him.

“Are you hungry?” he asks, and pushes my hair back over my shoulder.

“Not quite yet.”

He nods and his eyes heat as they rake down my face, my neck, and over my tank top, which I know shows off the girls nicely.

If he was going to keep me perpetually turned on today, I was happy to return the favor.

“You are so beautiful,” he whispers, and leans in to claim my mouth gently. His lips are gentle and soft, sweeping across my own rhythmically yet slowly, sending shivers down my arms and making my stomach clench.

He has only touched me with his lips and my stomach is clenched. I’m panting, ready for him to take me right here, in the middle of nature.

He cups my cheeks in the palm of his hand and pulls me closer, sinking into the kiss, but then he abruptly pulls back, his brows pulled into a frown.

“You really are warm,” he mutters, and feels my neck and forehead.

I laugh at him as I rub my hand up and down his firm chest. “It’s hot outside, Josh.”

“Let’s cool off.” He smiles down at me wickedly and begins to peel me out of my clothes.

“We might give the wildlife quite a show,” I warn him mildly, excitement coursing through me.

“That’s the plan.” He winks at me and quickly strips out of his own clothes. He pulls me up onto my feet and peels my jeans and panties down my legs.

“Now what?” I ask with a wide smile.

“Now we cool off.”

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Author Kristen Proby

Author Kristen Proby

About the Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

Where to Find Kristen Proby
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter
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Cover Reveal – Monster Prick by Kendall Ryan

Monster Prick Cover Reveal

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Kendall Ryan, is unveiling the cover to her new stand-alone romantic comedy, Monster Prick, a spinoff of Screwed, releasing on November 17. See below for information on the book, links to pre-order for just $0.99, and an exclusive excerpt.

Monster Prick by Kendall Ryan

Monster Prick by Kendall Ryan

About the Book
Title: Monster Prick
Author: Kendall Ryan
Publisher: Kendall Ryan Books, LLC
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Release Date: November 17, 2015
Links: Goodreads | AmazoniBooks

Synopsis
Over my dead body.

That’s what I told Gracie when she informed me of her plan to pick some random guy she met online to get rid of her pesky virginity.

If anyone is touching her, it’s going to be me.

I shouldn’t even be considering it, but I can’t get it out of my head: her, under me, begging me.

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Arrogant. Cocky. Prick.

Those are the words I’d use to describe my older brother’s dangerously handsome best friend.

When he learned of my plan to kick off my white cotton briefs, ditching my good girl persona once and for all by losing my virginity to the first eligible bachelor I could find, he flipped out. Said over his dead body.

He says if anyone’s going to do it, it’s going to be him.  I hate that I’m even considering his offer. But I am … I sooo am.

Ever since he suggested it, all I can think about is his cocky smile on those full lips as he’s driving in to me.  But if we cross that line … will I ever be able to go back?

MONSTER PRICK, a sexy romantic comedy, is a spin off novella from SCREWED, but can be read as a standalone, as it features a new couple.

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Excerpt
Hudson

“What if I could help you?”

I have no idea what the hell I was thinking. The words just leaped out of my mouth. Listening to Gracie talk about kicking off her granny panties and popping her cherry with some random Internet dick…I guess it drove me temporarily insane.

But there’s no taking back the idea now. Gracie sucks in her breath, blinking wide-eyed. “What do you mean?” she asks.

What do I mean? Here I am, sitting next to the world’s most beautiful girl—drowning in her eyes, her scent, the gentle puff of her breath on my mouth that begs me to close the distance. I know what I want, but I also know what will happen if I take it. My best friend will rip off my balls and feed them to me. And I’ll probably deserve every second.

But sweet Jesus, I’m pretty sure Gracie wants this, too, and that’s enough to blow my better judgment to pieces. All I care about right now is making her feel better. In as many ways as possible. And if her slightly quickened breathing, blown pupils, and flushed cheeks are anything to go by…

As an experiment, I dart out the tip of my tongue to wet my lips. Her darkened eyes drop like a magnet yanked them. Yeah, bingo. Having a little black book as thick as the dictionary has its advantages. I know damn well how to tell when a woman wants me.

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Monster Prick by Kendall Ryan (Full Cover)

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Author Kendall Ryan

Author Kendall Ryan

About the Author
Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels, including Hard to Love, Unravel Me, Resisting Her and When I Break.

She’s a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss.

She lives in Minneapolis with her adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and reading.

Where to Find Kendall Ryan
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