Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – Marked (The Birthright) by Amy Saunders

Marked Blitz

Welcome to the blitz for Marked, the second book in the young adult paranormal romance series, The Birthright, by Amy Saunders. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Marked (The Birthright #2) by Amy Saunders

Marked (The Birthright #2) by Amy Saunders

About the Book
Title: Marked
Series: The Birthright Book #1
Author: Amy Saunders
Release Date: January 31, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Starting over for Rosamund Brandt is more complicated than it sounds. Especially when the past keeps coming back to haunt her.

As she and her mom and brother try to pick up the pieces in a new home, the universe seems determined to tear them apart even more as secrets multiply, and distrust grows.

While new threats and unknowns emerge, Rosamund struggles with her own inner battle. Her new powers are growing whether she wants them or not, and their origins and nature are sketchy at best. The more that’s revealed to her, the more uncertain she feels.

Choosing allies and facing new and old enemies alike may not be their biggest problems. Not if Rosamund’s worst fears come true.

Could she be the one they should fear the most?

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Excerpt #1
Xavier turned his back to me, disappearing among the students walking in all directions. I gulped down the lump in my throat, and headed toward my locker on autopilot. I walked straight down the middle of the hallway, students veering around me one way or the other. Each step was like the last, until gravel crunched beneath my boot.

I stopped walking and glanced down. Instead of tile, I saw charred black gravel. When I looked back up, I was standing in a virtual field of the stuff. There was nothing else around me except some hills the same color. The sky was gray and wind blew strands of my hair across my face. When I brushed the hair away, I saw something glint among the rocks near my feet.

I bent down, brushing the blackened dirt away, revealing something silver. I grazed the edge of it with my fingertips, then plunged my fingers into the gravel, pulling out the object. I stood again, my hand wrapped around it. When I glanced up, I was back in the hallway, students parting around me.

Another memory. Each one seemed to get more vivid and real.

But then I felt something cold in my hand.

I slowly unwrapped my fingers, and charcoaled dirt sifted between them onto the floor, leaving behind a 3-D silver serpentine object the size of my palm. My hand shook. That wasn’t just a memory. I’d physically done something. Or, more to the point, I’d gone somewhere. And I was pretty sure it wasn’t on Earth.

I covered the object in my hand again. I took a step forward, totally ready to skip class to go have a meltdown in the bathroom, when someone grabbed my arm, dragging me across the hall into an empty classroom. I wrenched away, facing the guy from detention–who didn’t exist in school records.

“What are you doing?” he hissed. “Didn’t you grow up like this? I thought you’d know better.”

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Inborn (The Birthright Book #1) by Amy Saunders

Inborn (The Birthright Book #1) by Amy Saunders

About Book 1
Title: Inborn
Series: The Birthright Book #1
Author: Amy Saunders
Release Date: July 21, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Rosamund Brandt has had a semi normal life for sixteen years. Well, semi normal for a family descended from aliens. Sure, she could create portals and her family had a secret basement.

But she went to school, had a best friend, and got her driving permit like every other teen.

However, her definition of “normal” unravels when a killer with multiple powers and an agenda steps into town.

When Rosamund herself becomes a target, she has a choice between playing the killer’s game and saving a few, or getting to the core of the murders and stopping them for good.

Rosamund’s choice will save everyone she cares about–or unleash a new era for herself and her family, shattering whatever hope for going back to normal she had.

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Author Amy Saunders

Author Amy Saunders

About the Author
I’ve always loved stories. From bedtime tales my parents told me about their childhood (over and over again) to the Berenstain Bears, I lived to hear the next story.

So I guess it’s not surprising that I came up with my own stories and started putting them on paper as soon as I could write. I remember carting notebooks with me to school and working whenever I had the chance (some things don’t really change). Later, I branched out into poetry and plays and experimental works, but I always came back to stories.

Weirdly enough, even though I loved mysteries and sci-fi/fantasy, I focused on writing literary short stories for several years. But everything changed when I wrote my first novel as a challenge in 2009. Not only was it a novel, but it was also a mystery (actually, it’s what became The Jester’s Apprentice). I was hooked, and over the last few years, novel writing has grown into a full-time pursuit. (According to my sister, I talk waaayyy too much to write short stories.)

Beyond writing, I’m a Massachusetts native with strong ties to the Rhode Island coast, and I love to bake, watch movies, and tackle graphic/web design projects.

Where to Find Amy Sauders
Goodreads | Website | Facebook Twitter | Pinterest

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Release Day + Giveaway – Mountain Charm by Sydney Logan

Release Mountain Charm

Today is release day for Mountain Charm, a paranormal romance by Sydney Logan. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Mountain Charm by Sydney Logan

Mountain Charm by Sydney Logan

About the Book
Title: Mountain Charm
Author: Sydney Logan
Publisher: Mountain Media
Release Date: January 30, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
“True love and sweet whispers, till death do us part; Send someone to love my Appalachian heart.”

At the age of thirteen, Angelina Clark followed in the footsteps of her ancestors by casting an Appalachian love spell, which promised she would find her true love. A young Angelina had been thrilled to participate in the ritual, but through the years, her father’s untimely death and her mother’s illness have shaken Angelina’s magical faith to its core. Now, as her twenty-first birthday approaches, she refuses to practice her supernatural gifts and no longer believes in the love charm.

That is, until Dylan Thomas arrives on her front porch.

Dylan, a Nashville writer, travels to the mountain town of Maple Ridge to unearth the family’s supernatural secrets. While her clairvoyant mother is convinced that Dylan is her daughter’s soul mate, Angelina refuses to see the nosy reporter as anything more than a nuisance.

The two grow closer just as her mother’s health takes a turn for the worse. Faced with mounting medical bills, Angelina is faced with selling the family’s music shop to make ends meet. Desperate to help the woman he loves, Dylan explores his own family tree and finds support from an unlikely source.

Can Dylan prove his love is real—spell or no spell?

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Excerpt #1
“Angelina,” he said softly, turning in her direction, “I’m not rational when it comes to you. It’s driving me a little nuts, to be honest. I wasn’t exaggerating earlier when I said you’re all I think about. I’ve done nothing but think about you since the moment we met. I’ve never been this . . . consumed by a woman before, and I have no idea how to handle it. I am so drawn to you, and I know it sounds crazy because we don’t know each other at all, but I can’t help how I feel. And after last night’s kiss, I know you feel it, too. I know you do.”

If she’d been any other woman, his speech would have sent her heart into a frantic dance. Instead, Angelina felt nothing but sadness, because she knew why he felt so consumed, and it had absolutely nothing to do with her.

He reached for her hand. “Say something, please.”

They stared into each other’s eyes, and she swallowed anxiously, struggling to find the words he needed to hear. Something that would explain the madness. But what could she say? When I was thirteen years old, I wished for you?

Anything she might say would come out wrong. Instead, she took both his hands and gently traced her fingers over the cuts along his knuckles.

“It’s been a long time since I’ve done this, so it might not work.”

Dylan looked confused as she took a deep breath and tenderly stroked his hands. Angelina felt the tingling rush to her fingertips, and it was the heat that let her know it was working. It had been years since she’d even tried.

It only took a moment, and when Dylan finally looked down at his hands, the tiny scratches that had marred his flesh were completely healed.

“All better.”

Dylan’s eyes snapped to hers and then back to his hands once again. There were no cuts, no bruises, no sign that he’d been in a fight.

“How?” His eyes were wide with disbelief.

“You’ve probably heard that all of the women in my mother’s family have certain gifts. I’m a . . . healer. And you were right. My touch heals, but it doesn’t cure.”

Dylan stared as his hands, as if he was trying to find some logical response to what he’d just witnessed.

It was true. It was all true.

“Which explains why you couldn’t save your father,” he said.

“And I won’t be able to save my mom.”

 “But there’s still hope for Celia, right?”

Tears swam in her eyes, and she nodded. Hope was all she had. There was no magical cure for cancer. No spell or enchantment that could wipe it away.

Dylan leaned closer, and she trembled as his hand cupped her face.

“You’re a witch.”

“A reluctant one, but yes.”

Dylan chuckled and nuzzled her cheek.

“Well, that makes perfect sense because I’m pretty sure you’ve performed some kind of wicked voodoo to make me fall head over heels in love with you.”

Angelina knew he was only joking, but his teasing words still pierced her soul.

What if I have?

Angelina closed her eyes as he placed a soft kiss just below her ear.

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Author Sydney Logan

Author Sydney Logan

About the Author
Sydney Logan is the bestselling author of six novels. She has also penned several short stories and is a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul.

A lover of music, she fills her playlist with everyone from Johnny Cash to Eminem.

Sydney holds a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and spends her days surrounded by kids and books.

A native of East Tennessee, she enjoys playing piano and relaxing on her porch with her wonderful husband and their very spoiled cat.

Where to find Sydney Logan
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Sale and Giveaway – Alexa Loved (Alexa Series) by T.R. Cupak

Alexa Loved Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for the Alexa Loved, the second book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Alexa, by T.R. Cupak. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. And from now until February 15, you can pick up the eBook for just $0.99!

Alexa Loved (Alexa #2) by T.R. Cupak

Alexa Loved (Alexa #2) by T.R. Cupak

About the Book
Title:
 Alexa Loved
Series: Alexa #2
Author: T.R. Cupak
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | iBooks UK | iBooks AU | iBooks CA | Kobo

Synopsis
After her parents died during her senior year of high school, Alexa Morgan is completely alone in the world—except for her best-friend-turned-boyfriend Devin, identical twins Becca and Jessa, and Sebastian, a mysterious associate of her father’s.

Upon graduation, Alexa wants nothing more than to move on with her life, go to college, and forget all the hard and hurtful things from her tragic past. But when her first love, Ethan, shows up at her graduation—it kicks off a whirlwind of events that threatens the good and stable things she’s worked so hard to achieve.

Ethan and Alexa shared one night of passion before he disappeared, leaving her bewildered and confused. But now he’s back, declaring that he loves her and that the only reason he left was to protect her from his malicious stepmother, Olivia.

In her heart, Alexa knows she loves Devin, but her attraction to Ethan is so strong she can’t help but be drawn in by their shared chemistry.

Meanwhile, the threat of Olivia lurks around the edges, casting a menacing shadow over everything and everyone Alexa loves.

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Excerpt
Although it feels like time has completely stopped it most definitely has not. I am completely oblivious to how long Ethan and I have been standing outside my hotel room when we are startled apart by the sound of a very pissed off, deep, familiar voice.

“What the fuck is going on, Lexi?” Devin’s heated voice booms through the open hallway making me cringe and my body turn to stone at the sound. I’m still partially wrapped up in Ethan’s arms but when I finally detangle myself completely out of his hold, I step to the side of him so I can see Devin. I get a pretty good view of him too since he’s standing only a few feet behind Ethan with hate evident in his normally kind eyes. I know shock is all over my face as I stare at Devin as if he’s just a figment of my imagination. Ethan hasn’t moved a muscle. His back is to his enemy yet he chooses to stay facing me. It takes another few seconds before I finally take notice to what Devin is wearing. He has on running shorts and running shoes. His body is glistening with sweat and his face is red as if he was actually outside running in the Miami heat.

What the hell? My emotions are all over the place. Confused, scared, hurt, happy. I swear on my parent’s urns that Devin was just in bed with the twins. How is he standing here like he was actually out for a run and why can’t I find my damned voice to ask that very question? Suddenly I hear the twins’ door to their room open. I turn my attention behind me just as a random guy, who looks like he could be Devin’s fraternal twin brother or doppelganger, exits the twins’ room. My mind automatically fishes for the memory of my conversation with Jesse. Once I replay what he had said privately plus all of the banter with his buddies, I can see how a drunken person could mistake Mr. Random for Devin. The twins’ guest is wearing gray boardshorts and flips flops and steps out carrying his black T-shirt in his hand. He stops when he sees the three of us standing here. I’m sure we’re quite the sight to see. Me, with red watery eyes and airplane stale clothes, Ethan who has not moved but his irritation is quite evident, and Devin who looks as if he is ready to kill Ethan. The stranger who appears to be very much hung over but oozes sexual satisfaction gives us a half smile, says “Hey” to Devin, and inches past the soon-to-be war zone towards the elevator. It’s usually females you see doing the walk of shame but this morning it’s this wonderful guy, this wonderful guy who isn’t Devin. Shit. Devin.       

“Answer me, Alexa.” Devin’s voice is seething and it makes me snap my head back around to face him. I glance briefly at Ethan and I see his eyes are screwed shut, jaw tense, the vein in his neck is pulsing, and his fists are clenched at his sides. Well shit. I can’t explain this because I don’t fully understand it all myself. I look back to Devin who is staring at me with so much anger and hurt that it takes my breath away.

Devin takes two steps closer and Ethan’s eyes snap open. Before either one can do anything I step between both of them. I’ve been in this position once before and just like the last time I have no idea what I could or would do if these two decided to throw down. I take another step towards Devin. He just stares down at me waiting for his answer.

My voice is quiet when I finally speak to him. “Devin, I can explain part of this but I can’t explain Ethan being here because I don’t have that answer-yet.”

“Do you think I’m fucking stupid, Lexi?” There is so much pain evident in his voice that my tears start to spill again.

“No, Devin. I don’t think you’re stupid. Can we please go into our room and talk privately?” I know I sound pathetic but that’s probably because I am. I just want to be alone with Devin and figure out this craziness.

Just when I think Devin is going to concede and go into our room with me I feel one of Ethan’s hands settle on my hip and that one tiny gesture sends Devin flying over the proverbial edge. Everything happens so fast that all I feel is my body being shoved out of the way like I’m a ragdoll. I trip over my bags and my head slams against a solid surface and everything goes black.

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Alexa Crushed (Alexa #1) by T.R. Cupak

Alexa Crushed (Alexa #1) by T.R. Cupak

About Book 1
Title:
 Alexa Crushed
Series: Alexa #1
Author: T.R. Cupak
Release Date: May 19, 2015
Genre: Young Adult/New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Alexa Morgan lost her mother when she was two. At eighteen, her father and stepmother died when a devastating earthquake hit the Bay Area. Only one person has remained a constant in her life: Devin.

Devin has been Alexa’s best friend since childhood. The two are inseparable—or they were until Devin declared his love for her at sixteen. When Alexa can offer him only friendship in return, Devin retreats, brokenhearted.

Alexa, on the other hand, longs for Ethan, the boy next door. Four years older than her, and with an ever-changing roster of girlfriends, Ethan is everything Devin isn’t: wild, sensual, and unpredictable.

In the aftermath of the deadly earthquake, Ethan makes his move on Alexa, who reciprocates in a confused whirl of grief and desire. When Ethan leaves town the next day, Devin comes back into Alexa’s life, offering support and expecting nothing in return.

Alexa begins to see the advantages of Devin’s quiet, stable love. Can she get past the friendship hang-up while trying to forget bad boy Ethan? It’s a choice that will change her life forever.

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Author T.R. Cupak

Author T.R. Cupak

About the Author
T. R. Cupak was born and raised in the California Bay Area. She now lives in a quiet town south of where she grew up with her husband and their shih tzu Harley. She is obsessed with cars, especially fast ones, and enjoys her music louder than anyone should. When she’s not at work or busy writing, you can find her curled up, reading and enjoying a fabulous glass of wine or a Dirty Shirley.

Despite her lifelong love of literature, Cupak lost touch with her creative side in her early twenties. Her passion for reading was rekindled six years ago, however, and in 2013 she started journaling. This practice helped Cupak hone her creative aspirations, and soon she saw her characters come to life. She has rediscovered her passion for storytelling and wants to share her words with everyone who wants to read them.

Where to Find Lindsey Pogue
Goodreads │ Website │ FacebookTwitter

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Cover Reveal + Giveaway – Where Lightning Strikes (Bleeding Stars Series) by A.L. Jackson

New York Times bestselling author, A.L. Jackson, is unveiling the cover to Where Lightning Strikes, the third book in her contemporary romance series, Bleeding Stars, releasing March 22, 2016. See below for information on the book, a pre-order link, the book trailer, and details on her giveaway.

Where Lightning Strikes (Bleeding Stars #3) by A.L. Jackson

Where Lightning Strikes (Bleeding Stars #3) by A.L. Jackson

About the Book
Title: Where Lightning Strikes
Series: Bleeding Stars #3
Author: A.L. Jackson
Release Date: March 22, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | iBooks

Synopsis
Do you know what it feels like right before lightning strikes? How you can feel the current running through your veins? The trembles of warning that ripple through the air? It was a thrill Tamar King chased all her life until it became the very thing she had to escape.

For the last four years, Tamar King has hidden herself in an isolated world she created. She was safe. No one could touch her. Until Lyrik West walked through her door.

He’s the lead guitarist for Sunder and everything she can never have. The dark and beautiful rock star becomes everything she craves.

Lyrik’s life has been devoted to his band and that success has cost him. Bitter, hard, and filled with regret, he refuses to lose himself again, but from the moment he sees her, he wants one night with Tamar King.

The gorgeous bartender is more than he bargained for. Their attraction is consuming. Their desire overpowering. With one touch, they ignite.

But is it worth the cost of getting burned?

She’s a gorgeous nightmare and he’s a wicked dream…

WHERE LIGHTNING STRIKES, a Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel

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Where Lightning Strikes (Bleeding Stars #3) by A.L. Jackson (Full Cover)

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A Stone in the Sea (Bleeding Stars #1) by A.L. Jackson

A Stone in the Sea (Bleeding Stars #1) by A.L. Jackson

About Book 1
Title: A Stone in the Sea
Series: Bleeding Stars #1
Author: A.L. Jackson
Release Date: February 23, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & NobleiBooks

Synopsis
He wanted nothing at all…

Until he found she had everything to give…

Sunder lead singer and guitarist Sebastian Stone has everything—fans, fame, and fortune. He also has a heart full of bitterness and a reputation for a short-fused temper. But an outward reputation rarely reveals the true man inside. Facing assault charges after trying to protect his younger brother, Sebastian is sent to Savannah, Georgia to lie low until the dust settles in L.A.

Shea Bentley is beautiful, kind, and hiding from the very lifestyle Sebastian has always embraced.

When the mysterious, tattooed stranger begins hanging out at the bar where she works, Shea is quick to recognize he is nothing but trouble, but she’s helpless to the way her body lights up every time his intense gray eyes tangle with hers.

They both soon find themselves drowning in a sea of desire and passion that won’t let them up for air.

Sebastian knows firsthand secrets never die, and he’s not the only one who’s hiding them.

Loving someone always comes with a price. But will it be Shea’s past that costs them everything?

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Drowning to Breathe (Bleeding Stars #2) by A.L. Jackson

Drowning to Breathe (Bleeding Stars #2) by A.L. Jackson

About Book 2
Title: Drowning to Breathe
Series: Bleeding Stars #2
Author: A.L. Jackson
Release Date: Summer, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | AmazoniBooks

Synopsis
The danger in pretending is it becoming real…

Sebastian Stone, Sunder front man and guitarist with a rap sheet about ten miles long, escaped to Savannah, Georgia, to get away from the trouble he’d caused.

Not find more of it.

The moment he saw Shea Bentley, he saw beneath all her sweet and innocence to something that went deeper.

Darker.

Their relationship was built on secrets; their love built on lies.

Sebastian never imagined how deep her secrets went.

When the past and present collide, Sebastian and Shea find themselves fighting for a future neither believed they deserved. Their passion is consuming and their need unending.

Now, holding the truth in his hands, Sebastian is faced with sacrificing everything he’s come to love to protect Shea and his family.

Two pasts intertwined.

Two lives bound.

Will their demons drown them or will Shea and Sebastian finally learn to breathe?

Drowning to Breathe – A Bleeding Stars Novel, Book 2

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Author A.L. Jackson

Author A.L. Jackson

About the Author
A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary and new adult romance.

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

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

To stay up to date with important news on A.L. Jackson, including new releases, sales, and exclusive specials and excerpts, text “jackson” to 96000 to subscribe!

Where to Find A.L. Jackson
Goodreads | Website | Twitter | Facebook | Amazon

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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker

He Will Be My Ruin Blog Tour

Welcome to the review and excerpt tour for He Will Be My Ruin, a sexy suspense, by USA Today bestselling author, K.A. Tucker. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker

He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker

About the Book
Title:
 He Will Be My Ruin
Author: K.A. Tucker
Publisher: Atria Books
Release Date: February 2, 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Thriller
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | KoboIndieBound | Book Depository | Audible

Synopsis
The USA TODAY bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series makes her suspense debut with this sexy, heartpounding story of a young woman determined to find justice after her best friend’s death, a story pulsing with the “intense, hot, emotional” (Colleen Hoover) writing that exhilarates her legions of fans.

A woman who almost had it all . . .

On the surface, Celine Gonzalez had everything a twenty-eight-year-old woman could want: a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a job that (mostly) paid the bills, and an acceptance letter to the prestigious Hollingsworth Institute of Art, where she would finally live out her dream of becoming an antiques appraiser for a major auction house. All she had worked so hard to achieve was finally within her reach. So why would she kill herself?

A man who was supposed to be her salvation . . .

Maggie Sparkes arrives in New York City to pack up what’s left of her best friend’s belongings after a suicide that has left everyone stunned. The police have deemed the evidence conclusive: Celine got into bed, downed a lethal cocktail of pills and vodka, and never woke up. But when Maggie discovers a scandalous photograph in a lock box hidden in Celine’s apartment, she begins asking questions. Questions about the man Celine fell in love with. The man she never told anyone about, not even Maggie. The man Celine believed would change her life.

Until he became her ruin.

On the hunt for evidence that will force the police to reopen the case, Maggie uncovers more than she bargained for about Celine’s private life—and inadvertently puts herself on the radar of a killer. A killer who will stop at nothing to keep his crimes undiscovered.

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Excerpt #1
Look, I’m just…” I stare at my reflection in the mirror, my eyes lined with bags, my skin sallow, my hair matted. I look like someone who sat in bed for twenty-four hours, eating cold pizza from the box I had delivered last night and polishing off a bottle of vodka, all while reading the deepest and darkest thoughts from the last fifteen years of Celine Gonzalez’s life. Discovering things that I could have happily gone the rest of my life without knowing.

Which is exactly what I’ve done.

I can barely keep my eyes open and yet I know that sleep will not grant me a reprieve. “I’m dealing with a few private matters.”

“Well, I can’t guarantee that I’ll be able to fit you in when you decide that you’re ready.”

“You will, because your boss wants my money.” I hang up before I hear her snippy answer and stare at the journal in my hands.

I was torn between starting from the latest diary first and easing myself in with the oldest one, afraid that I wasn’t ready for what might lie within those last pages. That I wasn’t ready to witness just how Celine had lost herself.

And then I picked up a pink book with butterflies on it—the earliest dated journal—and read a thirteen-year-old Celine recount her major crush on my boyfriend at the time: a tall, gangly guy named Jordan who kissed her behind our house one day while I was changing into my bathing suit upstairs. She felt so guilty, she couldn’t sleep for a week. Through tears, I laughed—because I hadn’t even given that guy a moment’s thought in years—and I knew then that starting at the beginning of Celine’s story was the only way to do this.

And so I did, living the past fifteen years through Celine’s eyes, since the days she and Rosa still lived with me. It wasn’t hard to follow along. She dated every single entry. Some days she didn’t have a lot to say. Other days she’d fill an entire page, even writing along the margin. She seemed to follow a simple rule as the years progressed: one page per day, no more.

So many days.

So many confessions.

So many things that made my heart swell.

And so many that made my heart bleed with pain.

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Author K.A. Tucker

Author K.A. Tucker

About the Author
Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons.

She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit.

Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.

Where to find K.A. Tucker
Goodreads | Website | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Pinterest | Instagram

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Release Day – Stolen Innocence (Becoming Elena) by Melody Anne

Today is release day for Stolen Innocence, the first book in the new contemporary romance series, Becoming Elena by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Melody Anne. See below for information on the book, buy links, the book’s trailer, and an exclusive excerpt.

Stolen Innocence (Becoming Elena #1) by Melody Anne

Stolen Innocence (Becoming Elena #1) by Melody Anne

About the Collection
Title: Stolen Innocence
Series: Becoming Elena #1
Author: Melody Anne
Release Date: January 29, 2016
Publisher: Eternal Dreams
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
What makes a person forget their entire identity? What makes them become someone else? What makes them desire pain … control … and ultimately pleasure? It’s not anything that happens overnight, over even in a few weeks. Tragedy beyond what a human can possibly imagine will forever alter Mary’s future.

Mary’s life is boring, conservative and typical. She wants adventure, thrills and so much more. But she will soon learn to be careful what to wish for when she’s taken against her will and thrust into the twisted world of a powerful man who doesn’t care if she lives or dies.

When Mary starts becoming Elena, she does find a savior, but is he truly the person who will protect her, or will he be the one to escort her straight into the pits of hell?

Forgetting who she is or where she belongs, she learns she can trust no one, rely on only herself, and fall further than she ever thought possible. She will become someone else and the cycle will begin.

She will become the person who will eventually change the life of so many others. Some might say the change is good, the violence is necessary. And some will cry for this tragedy that should have been stopped.

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Note From the Author
This book isn’t anything like what I’ve written before. I had a dream, the opening scene of this book, actually. And I woke up and lay there for a while, and still couldn’t push it away, so I got up, wrote the first chapter. Then I lay back down and was back out of bed within fifteen minutes, where I gave up on sleep and sat at my computer all night and all the next day until my eyes wouldn’t stay open anymore. Then for the next week, all I did was eat and sleep (minimally) and the first draft was born. I was so emotionally drained from it, I put it away for a month, and then came back to it and went back into the world of Elena.

My question was, what makes someone enter into a lifestyle of BDSM? What makes them enjoy pain? Enjoy being degraded? Then I realized, it’s not a matter of enjoyment necessarily. It’s a matter of your world spinning out of control. And this is a way to ground yourself. Elena has become so special to me. The first book is tragic and I cried several times while writing it. The second book, she starts to find herself, and in the third book … well, the third book leaves your mouth hanging open. I hope you enjoy this journey with me. It’s been an emotional one.

This book is intended for mature audiences only. There are explicit scenes of abuse, language and questionable sexual situations. Eighteen and older only. This story is about a woman so abused she turns into a person most wouldn’t even fathom becoming.

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Excerpt #3
Before she could get orientated to the area, she heard a creaky door open and then she was pushed forward. She was lifted, and then the man was laying her down. She began to fight against him, but his fist connected with her jaw, nearly making her lose consciousness again as pain shot through her, and more blood oozed into her mouth.

She heard something above her snap shut, causing more fear to rush through her. Reaching her tied hands up, she discovered a solid wall above her. She reached to each side and found the same. She kicked out and there was nothing but walls.

Beginning to panic, she twisted from side to side as she tried to free herself. She was closed in completely. They must have placed her in a box — or possibly her own grave.

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Author Melody Anne

Author Melody Anne

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

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

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

Where to Find Melody Anne
Goodreads | Website Facebook Twitter
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Book Blitz – Excerpt – The Boy Who Wields Thunder (Aldrinverse) by Gibson Morales

The Boy Who Wields Thunder Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for The Boy Who Wields Thunder, the second book in Gibson Morales’s young adult dystopian scifi adventure, The Aldrinverse. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

The Boy Who Wields Thunder (Aldrinverse #2) by Gibson Morales

The Boy Who Wields Thunder (Aldrinverse #2) by Gibson Morales

About the Book
Title: The Boy Who Wields Thunder
Series: The Aldrinverse #2
Author: Gibson Morales
Publisher: Mo Bros Books
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian SciFi Adventure
Release Date: December 23, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
In 2060, the Naga are in charge. Humanity lives off of 1940s technology and teenagers are expected to spend their post-graduation lives serving a Naga overseer. Living with his adoptive parents in an upscale human city, Olton Sorrell has studied hard to have a great career serving under his father’s Naga friend.

But as graduation nears, Olton meets the enigmatic Orun, a Naga who reveals the truth about his species’ arrival on Earth and sympathizes with the anti-Naga human resistance.

Upon learning the secrets of the Naga, Olton must choose whether to stay true to his family or true to his past. What will happen if he does the unthinkable and serves Orun instead of his father’s friend?

Olton’s decision will take him to the labor camps of a land once called Greece. Now a slave under the Naga, he is assigned to a top secret operation that may change the world. As Olton navigates dangers both ancient and new, two questions trouble him. What are he and his fellow slaves digging for? And what will he do once they find it?

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Excerpt #2
“You already know why you never had a head-sculpting ceremony as a baby.”

Because he was adopted.

Olton looked at the sheets padded tight beneath the door. He was confronted by an image of himself trying to wrench the door free as his grandfather smothered him with his hideous, skeletal frame. He fought back the urge to call out to his parents because it seemed pointless. Either they wouldn’t hear or wouldn’t do anything to stop his grandfather.

“I know I came from somewhere that didn’t remain loyal to the Naga,” Olton said.

After the Naga left Earth centuries ago, most people forgot about them. Only a small sect of humans stayed loyal. When the Naga returned in 2012, they rewarded the loyal humans with the elite status of Nagavanshi citizenship.

“South of here, to be slightly more specific.”

“You were born in a region south of here. In fact, your people once worshipped the Naga. They called them different names, though.”

They’d taught him differently at the academy. “No. Naga loyalists didn’t live in the south. I mean, if they did, what happened to them?”

His grandfather gave a long sigh. “I’m not at liberty to tell you.”

Olton snorted in disbelief. A person only withheld information if revealing it posed some sort of a problem. Was his grandfather aware of something he shouldn’t be?

Olton charged over to his bookshelf and ran his finger from book to book until he located an old history class text.

“Look.”

He flipped through the pages to a historical map of continents, color-coded red for anarchist regions, green for Nagavanshi regions, and white for neutral zones. The absence of green indicated no Nagavanshi lived on the central or southern continents of Quadrant 1 before the Naga returned in 2012. In fact, ever since the fallout of World War II, humanity’s own infighting had threatened to plunge the entire world into anarchy. Only after returning to Earth, and cleansing it of most anarchists, did the Naga reward the Nagavanshi with rich, safe lands scattered throughout the Dominion’s vast territory.

His grandfather gave a faraway look, slouched forward, and pointed to a bright red patch of land.

“You were born there. In Chiapas. Formerly part of Mexico.”

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The Deadliest Earthling (The Aldrinverse #1) by Gibson Morales

The Deadliest Earthling (The Aldrinverse #1) by Gibson Morales

About Book 1
Title: The Deadliest Earthling
Series: The Aldrinverse #1
Author: Gibson Morales
Publisher: Mo Bros Books
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian SciFi Adventure
Release Date: July 11, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Kobo

Synopsis
Every Anunnaki is your Enemy.

When he was six, Johnny’s parents gave their lives to defeat the Anunnaki and free Earth. Except they failed. Ten years of training later, a reluctant Johnny is the best cadet in the Watcher resistance network. He’s not the best because he wants to fight aliens, but because it’s the only way to escape his parents’ tainted legacy. At least, according to The Eagle, the leader of the resistance.

But on the day Johnny is set to graduate and finally put his training into action, the Anunnaki attack his home, New Bagram, forcing a full-scale evacuation. When the dust settles, Johnny vows to protect the surviving New Bagramites, who long for a symbol of hope. His mission: find the four Conifers, alien gems that grant superhuman powers. The good news: he already has one. The bad news: The Anunnaki have three. The worse news: The Anunnaki only need his Conifer to activate a doomsday weapon of biblical proportions.

If Johnny wants to stop the Anunnaki and protect New Bagram’s survivors, he must overcome his resentment over a lost childhood and accept his parents’ legacy. He will have to rely on his combat prowess and learn to trust again. He will have to become the deadliest earthling.

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Author Gibson Morales

Author Gibson Morales

About the Author
Gibson Morales is the author of the young adult novels, The Deadliest Earthling and upcoming The Boy Who Wields Thunder, as well as the satirical novel, Johnny Ali vs America.

He publishes these under his imprint, Mo Bros Books, which he formed with his brother and writer Vicente.

Gibson graduated from USC and lives in Los Angeles. When not writing, Gibson enjoys boxing, most things geek-related, truth-seeking, and, occasionally, satirizing.

Where to Find Gibson Morales
Goodreads | Website | Twitter | Instagram
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Blog Tour – Excerpt – Xavier Cold (Hard Knocks) by Michelle A. Valentine

Xavier Cold Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for Xavier Cold, the second book in the contemporary romance series, Hard Knocks, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Michelle A. Valentine. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and a couple of teasers.

Xavier Cold (Hard Knocks #2) by Michelle A. Valentine

Xavier Cold (Hard Knocks #2) by Michelle A. Valentine

About the Book
Title: Xavier Cold
Series: Hard Knocks #2
Author: Michelle A. Valentine
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 20, 2016
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks

Synopsis
The conclusion to the New York Times bestselling romance that began in Phenomenal X, about one woman’s pulse-pounding relationship with a notorious bad-boy wrestler. 

“What’ll it be, Anna Cortez? Are you in, or are you out?” 

One momentary loss of control has now ruined everything Xavier Cold had going for himself.

With his world unraveling fast, he’s willing to do anything to save not only his job but his relationship with the only woman he’s ever loved. 

Anna Cortez, still reeling from shock, tries desperately to save the man that’s consumed her heart, body and soul.

She’ll have to dig deep and find courage she never knew she possessed to help Xavier fight demons from his past—a past that’s even more haunted than she ever imagined. 

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Excerpt #2
Once we’re on the bike, relief floods through me. I’m grateful to be out of that fucking house. The bike rumbles to a stop, Anna peels her body off me and hops off. I balance its weight between my thighs as I grin and reach over to unfasten the buckle beneath her chin. My fingertips lightly trace her skin, causing her to instantly blush. I love the way the slightest touch from me affects her. It’s nice to constantly have confirmation that I can turn her on so quickly with such a simple move.

She pulls the helmet off her head and hands it to me. I throw the kickstand down and then set the helmet on the handlebar before I swing my leg over the bike to get off.

When I turn around, I catch Anna staring at my ass, and it causes me to chuckle. She jerks her eyes away, embarrassed that I caught her looking. One corner of my mouth pulls into a lopsided grin. “See something you like?”

The blush on her cheeks deepens, and she shrugs sheepishly. “I can’t help it. Your body . . . it’s pretty fantastic.”

I tuck two fingers into the waistband of her jeans and pull her against me. I gaze down at her pouty pink mouth, and all that crosses my mind is the thought of kissing her. “You keep saying things like that to me, beautiful, and I’ll toss you back onto this bike and take you right here in this parking lot.”

Her eyes widen, and her mouth falls agape. “You wouldn’t.”

I slide my bottom lip between my teeth as I contemplate carrying through on my threat. “You’re right, but that’s only because the thought of any other man seeing you naked drives me out of my fucking mind.”

“You don’t have to worry about that because this belongs only to you.”

“Mmm . . . I like it when you say that,” I admit.

“What?” She blinks slowly as she gazes up at me.

“You saying that you’re mine.”

“I’ll always be yours.”

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Phenomenal X (Hard Knocks #1) by Michelle A. Valentine

Phenomenal X (Hard Knocks #1) by Michelle A. Valentine

About Book 1
Title: Naughty King
Series: Sexy Manhattan Fairytale #1
Author: Michelle A. Valentine
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 14, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Good Girl. Notorious Bad-Boy. One Phenomenal Love.

From the mean streets of Detroit rises the newest superstar of professional wrestling, Xavier Cold, better known as Phenomenal X. His muscular physique makes men cower before him and women lose their minds with desire.

Anna Cortez is fresh out of college and naive to the harsh realities of the real world. Tired of living under the thumb of her conservative family, she defies them when she accepts a job as the assistant to wrestling’s most notorious bad-boy.

Phenomenal X has an animalistic nature that even good girl Anna finds hard to resist.

One night forced to share a bed in a sold-out hotel, lines blur between them and they quickly learn that one lustful night changes everything and neither one of them will ever be the same.

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Author Michelle A. Valentine

Author Michelle A. Valentine

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

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

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

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Where to Find Michelle A. Valentine
Goodreads Website | Newsletter | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – Whatever It Takes (Nothing But Trouble) by Lindsey Pogue

Whatever It Takes Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for the Whatever It Takes, the first book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Nothing But Trouble, by Lindsey Pogue. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Whatever It Takes (Nothing But Trouble #1) by Lindsey Pogue

Whatever It Takes (Nothing But Trouble #1) by Lindsey Pogue

About the Book
Title:
 Whatever it Takes
Series: Nothing But Trouble #1
Author: Lindsey Pogue
Release Date: January 18, 2016
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Four years ago, I thought my life was pretty normal for a teenager. Three years ago, my world was shattered, and now I’m just trying to hold the pieces together. But regret and anger aren’t so easy to ignore.

I just need to catch my breath … for it all to go away …

I thought I might finally be ready to move on from that horrible night, but then he decided to come back.

He can’t come back … he’ll ruin me completely.

One horror-filled night changes the course of Samantha’s seemingly normal life. She’s ruined everything. Despite her determination to keep the family ranch up and running, her guilt makes it impossible to completely move on or forget.

Sam takes comfort in her quirky, endearing friends as she tries to balance between the girl she was and the woman she wants to become. Just when she thinks she’s finally making amends with her past, someone she never thought she’d see again returns, and Sam’s life is once again turned upside down. Both her head and her heart want different things, so she’s lost when, once again, she’s forced to make a decision that will inevitably change her life.

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Excerpt #2
I lose myself to the sound of zipping harmonicas and anthems about bayous, outlaws, and rambling men. The wistful sound reminds me of happier times, despite the pang of sadness it elicits from nudging, less-welcome memories, too. There’s something about classic rock ’n’ roll that makes me feel at home.

I let the music and the amber liquid that once again flows through me dull the pain. It makes me feel lighter as I dance and sing around the fire with Mac and Savannah. And it just so happens that Mac had been right, hair of the dog—a lot of it—was just what I’d needed to perk my wilting mood right back up again. I’m unable to remember the last time I felt this good.

“So is this like a Native American beer dance or something?” Nick asks, and Reilly barks a laugh, clearly amused.

“You’re just jealous you’re not having as much fun,” Savannah drawls.

“Yeah, that’s exactly what it is.” Nick smirks and pulls away from Savannah as she tries tugging him up from his camping chair.

“Come dance with us.” Her voice sounds more like a whine, and I can’t help but laugh at how drunk she is.

“No, no, no,” he says. “I don’t dance, especially not like that.”

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Author Lindsey Pogue

Author Lindsey Pogue

About the Author
Lindsey Pogue has always been a little creative. As a child she established a bug hospital on her elementary school soccer field, wrote her first YA manuscript in high school, and as an adult, expresses herself through writing.

Her novels are inspired by her observations of the world around her—whether she’s traveling, people watching, or hiking.

When not plotting her next storyline or dreaming up new, brooding characters, Lindsey’s wrapped in blankets watching her favorite action flicks or going on road trips with her own leading man.

Where to Find Lindsey Pogue
Goodreads │ Website │ FacebookTwitter

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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – Dirty Tricks (Burke Brothers) by Emma Hart

Dirty Tricks Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for Dirty Tricks, the fourth book in the new adult contemporary romance series, The Burke Brothers by New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Dirty Tricks (Burke Brothers #4) by Emma Hart

Dirty Tricks (Burke Brothers #4) by Emma Hart

About the Book
Title:
 Dirty Tricks
Series: Burke Brothers #4
Author: Emma Hart
Publisher: Pocket Star
Release Date: January 25, 2016
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UKBarnes & Noble | iBooks

Synopsis
Chelsey Young’s dad was a rock star. Glamorous, right? But late nights, frequent travelling, and watching endless women rub their bodies against Lukas Young’s in a bid for his attention wasn’t exactly how Chelsey planned to spend her senior year of high school.

So when Kye Burke, of the ultra-sexy band Dirty B, sets his sights on Chelsey, she figures the best way to get him off her back is by taking his sexy butt to bed.

But after one night together, Kye has no intention of staying away from Chelsey, especially when she’s kissing him one minute then pushing him away the next. From watching her father, Chelsey knows the rock star lifestyle that Kye leads—being away for long stretches of time, girls throwing themselves at him on the regular, shirtless photos showing up in his inbox ten times a day. She wants no part of it.

Kye is determined for Chelsey to get to know him, the real him behind the rock star persona. But that isn’t so easy when Kye’s schedule will take him away for days, weeks, even a month or two at a time, which is a dealbreaker for Chelsey. Long distance means temptation to stray, and infidelity was the reason her own parents split. She knows it’s not fair to project her own insecurities onto Kye, but some things are unavoidable.

But Kye Burke isn’t Lukas Young.

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Excerpt #2
“What,” Chelsey exclaims, “the hell is that?”

With a wide smile spreading across my face, I shove my hands in my pockets like a teenage boy and look at her. “A Christmas tree.”

“Are those . . . penises?”

“Technically, dildos.”

“Like real ones?” She jerks her alarmed gaze to me.

“No. Just plastic.”

She flicks her tongue across her lips. “Uh-huh. Why do you have penises across your Christmas tree?”

“Because he’s an immature little bastard,” Leila answers for me.

“You didn’t stop me,” I shoot back.

“Hell no I didn’t. I cannot wait to see Mom’s face when she sees this!”

“When she sees what?” Mom’s voice creeps through the house ominously, and the close of the door after her sounds like the signal that I should run away.

“Uh . . . I’m just gonna go . . .to the store. . . .” I shuffle toward the door that connects the front room with the kitchen.

Chelsey lifts her eyebrows in amusement, and Dad grabs the back of my shirt so I can’t escape.

You wouldn’t think I was twenty-four. For numerous reasons, obviously.

“Kye Burke, why are there tiny penises on my Christmas tree?”

Her voice is calm. Really calm. I’m even more convinced that I should run. “Merry Cock-mas?”

Mom’s expression is somewhere between insane amusement and extreme frustration.

“I’m just gonna come back later . . .” Chelsey whispers, edging toward the living room door. “When there are less . . . cocks.”

“Good idea! I’ll come with you.” I wrestle out of Dad’s grip and dart behind him, through the kitchen, and into the hall.

Chelsey laughs and grabs my arm, dragging me back into the room. “I said I was going. I didn’t say you were escaping this cock-up.”

“Great choice of words,” Dad chuckles.

Mom pinches the bridge of her nose. “I should have known that when three boys left, one boy would have to make the impression of three,” she says, mostly to herself. “I should have known that the one who never left his little peep alone at two would one day decorate my tree in cocks.”

“Mom! What the hell?” I sputter.

“I should have known that his ball-hoarding obsession at six was a sign of things to come,” she sighs heavily and drops her hand. “After all, there’s one in every boyband. I thought I was ready for this.” Then, she turns to me. “Kye, son, we love you anyway, but I have to ask. Are you gay?”

Chelsey lets go of me, and laughter rips from her. Leila laughs, too, her book falling to the floor. Dad covers his face with his hands, and Mom just stands there in the middle of the room, her eyes wide. Her hands are now clasped in front of her sympathetically, and the tiny upturn of the right side of her mouth explains it all.

“Well played, Mother,” I say reluctantly, walking back toward the front door. “Well. Played.”

She covers my hand with hers, the calculating spark fading from her eyes. They’re back to normal now, warm, with the ghost of laughter in their depths. “You’re right.”

“Of course I’m right. Burkes are never wrong.”

Her eyebrow quirks up, taking one side of her mouth up with it. “Ya think?”

“I know.” I wink and drop my hand. “Like I know it would be an absolutely great idea to kiss you right now.”

“Like it was a great idea to sleep in my bed and poke me with your hard-on every ten minutes last night?”

I grin, seeing she isn’t going to respond to me directly, and grasp her hips. I tug her away from the counter and back until I’m leaning against the island and she’s pressed against me. Chelsey’s eyebrow lifts to join the other, but she slides her hands up my chest until they link behind my neck anyway.

I wipe the sass off her face with one simple touch of my lips to hers. She melts into me, tasting like fresh coffee and mint toothpaste. It’s an odd combination, but strangely intoxicating.

“Hey now—the sleeping was a great idea,” I murmur against her mouth. “And if you don’t want to be poked by Joey in the middle of the night, you should sort him out, woman.” I tap her ass, and she gasps, dropping her hands.

“You seriously named your cock ‘Joey’?”

“Standard practice, babe. We all name our cocks. I bet you’ve

named your tits.”

She looks down at them as if the idea is absurd, but her pause gives her away. “Yeah, I guess I kinda did. You want an introduction?”

I laugh, pulling her back to me. “I believe we’ve met, but we’re not on first-name terms.”

“Well. Kye Burke, this is Betty,” she says, cupping the right one. “And this is Boop.” She cups the left one. “Girls, this is Kye.”

“It’s my pleasure,” I mutter, fighting my laughter. She’s doing the same thing. I grab her hand and put it on my semihard cock.

“Chelsey, this is Joey. Joey, this is Chelsey.”

“We’ve met,” she laughs, licking her lips.

“Joey’s pretty fond of Betty and Boop,” I mutter, hardening in her hand.

“Feels like Joey’s pretty fond of their owner, too.”

“You wanna find out just how much?”

She sucks her bottom lip into her mouth, looking up at me in a sultry way through her lashes. Gently, she squeezes my now very fucking hard cock and steps back. “Maybe later. I’m

hungry.”

She dances across the kitchen before I can do a thing, and man am I fucking glad I put sweatpants on, because this erection is real uncomfortable, even without the pressure of jeans.

“You’re gonna pay for that later.”

She glances over her shoulder playfully. “We’ll see.”

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Burke Brothers Series

Dirty Secret (Burke Brothers #1) by Emma Hart

Dirty Secret (Burke Brothers #1) by Emma Hart

About Book 1
Title:
 Dirty Secret
Series: Burke Brothers #1
Author: Emma Hart
Publisher: Pocket Star
Release Date: December 1, 2014
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | BAM | Google Play | Blio

Synopsis
Conner Burke never expected Sofie Callahan to come back.

Where she’s been for the last two and half years is a mystery, and so is the reason she left in the first place. Now, though, she’s back in their hometown of Shelton Bay, South Carolina, at the same time Conner’s band Dirty B is home on a tour break.

Sofie Callahan has spent the months since her father’s death avoiding anything to do with her home town.

But with her brother in Afghanistan, she has no choice but to return and sort out her father’s house, even if it means facing the boy she fell in love with and revealing the reason she left.

Conner has questions, and when his broken heart and her guilty one collide, Sofie has to start answering them. Their present is rocky, their future unknown. Only one thing is certain:

Sofie’s daughter will change everything.

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Dirty Past (The Burke Brothers #2) by Emma Hart

Dirty Past (The Burke Brothers #2) by Emma Hart

About Book 2
Title:
 Dirty Past
Series: Burke Brothers #2
Author: Emma Hart
Publisher: Pocket Star
Release Date: May 4, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks

Synopsis
On the heels of Dirty Secret, here is a sizzling hot romance featuring another Burke brother and the girl he can’t resist, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Game series.

Walking out on my wedding wasn’t my best idea.

Neither was throwing my cell in the lake and taking a job as PA for Dirty B, America’s favorite rock band, complete with every teen girl’s dream man, the eldest of the Burke brothers.

Tate Burke is pure sex. Women actually throw their panties at him during shows. And Ella Dawson is the lucky little thing that gets to escort their fangirling butts out when he’s done with them.

Yay.

He’s a cocky son of a bitch, but there’s more to him than meets the eye. Every now and then Ella gets a rare glimpse of the Tate behind the “bad boy” act, and it attracts her in the most annoying way. The most annoying, heart-thumping, panty-wetting way.

When her abusive ex turns up at the hotel room Ella and Tate are sharing, raging mad, she knows she’ll need more than just a little protection. Tate sees red, and Ella can’t help but lean on him, despite his bad-boy ways.

And now? Now, he’s in a whole lot of trouble.

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Dirty Lies (The Burke Brothers #3) by Emma Hart

Dirty Lies (The Burke Brothers #3) by Emma Hart

About Book 3
Title:
 Dirty Lies
Series: Burke Brothers #3
Author: Emma Hart
Publisher: Pocket Star
Release Date: October 12, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UKBarnes & Noble | iBooks

Synopsis
Bad boy drummer Aidan Burke of Dirty B takes center stage in New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart’s hotly anticipated follow-up to Dirty Past and Dirty Secret!

Aidan Burke is the perfect rebound guy for Jessie Law after she catches her asshole ex-boyfriend with his hands down some other girl’s pants. The world-famous drummer of Dirty B isn’t shy about his preference for no-strings-attached relationships, so when she meets him on a night out, she takes him up on his simple proposal: One night of fun. Hot sex. Zero expectations.

But Dirty B’s tour is over, and they’re back in South Carolina—which means running into Aidan more often than Jessie would like.

When Aidan saves Jessie from her ex-boyfriend by insisting the two are dating, the band’s manager convinces them to keep up the charade in the hopes of re-inventing Dirty B’s image as lovable bad boys, as opposed to d-bags. Now all Aidan and Jessie have to do is put on a very obvious, very public show to convince everyone their affection is real.

But pretending to be in a relationship is harder than it seems. Aidan’s hordes of jealous fans have no problem bombarding Jessie with threatening messages online—and worse. And things only get more complicated when Jessie realizes her feelings for Aidan may not be so fake after all. Can Jessie live with the risks? And is Aidan willing to let her?

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Author Emma Hart

Author Emma Hart

About the Author
By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling new adult author, Emma Hart, dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies – usually wine – and writes books.

Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.

She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

Where to Find Emma Hart
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon

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Cover Reveal – Dare Me by Rebecca Shea

USA Today bestselling author, Rebecca Shea, is unveiling the cover to Dare Me, the first book in her sexy new contemporary romance series, Dare Me, releasing March 28. 2016. See below for information on the book, a pre-order link, and an exclusive excerpt.

Dare Me by Rebecca Shea

Dare Me by Rebecca Shea

About the Book
Title: Dare Me
Series: Dare Me #1
Author: Rebecca Shea
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 28, 2016
Links: Goodreads | iBooks

Synopsis
Five coworkers.
Four drinks.
Three glances.
Two fleeting smiles.
One dare.

A dare that will change my life.

That’s all it takes to send me plummeting into the arms of the mysterious Holt Hamilton. Behind his crystal blue eyes is a secret, one that screams danger but calls to me anyway.

My name is Saige Phillips.

I never walk away from a dare.

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Excerpt
“I was watching you, Saige. I enjoy watching you.” Maybe that was bold of me, but I don’t care.

She audibly gasps, her chest rising and falling with each quick breath she takes.

I fix my eyes on hers and continue. “And I saw you watching me.”

Her upper lip twitches as she thinks of a sarcastic comeback. I can see the vein in her neck throbbing, along with the beat of her pulse before she finally whispers, “We shouldn’t do this.” She pulls a green olive off the toothpick floating in her martini, then she pops it into her mouth. The green olive matches her eyes perfectly.

I watch her shift uncomfortably in her chair for a few seconds before I respond. “Why not?”

“Because you’re my boss.” So naïve, sweet little Saige is.

“I’m actually not,” I tell her.

She frowns. “You own the company I work for, same thing.”

I clarify, “I’m part owner of the company you work for.”

She sighs. “Holt, this is just drinks. That’s all.” But her eyes tell me she wants more.

I lean closer to her. “It’s never just drinks, Saige.”

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Author Rebecca Shea

Author Rebecca Shea

About the Author
Rebecca Shea is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Unbreakable series (Unbreakable, Undone, and Unforgiven) and the Bound and Broken series (Broken by Lies and Bound by Lies).

She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family. From the time Rebecca could read she has had a passion for books. Rebecca spends her days working and her nights writing, bringing stories to life. Born and raised in Minnesota, Rebecca moved to Arizona in 1999 to escape the bitter winters.

When not working or writing, she can be found on the sidelines of her sons’ football games, or watching her daughter at ballet class. Rebecca is fueled by insane amounts of coffee, margaritas, Laffy Taffy (except the banana ones), and happily ever afters.

Where to Find Rebecca Shea
Goodreads | Website | FacebookTwitter | Instagram
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Blog Tour – Review + Giveaway – Ascendancy (The Van Winkle Project) by Karri Thompson

Ascendency Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for Ascendancy, the second book in the young adult science fiction/dystopian romance series, The Van Winkle Project, by Karri Thompson. See below for my review as well as details on her giveaway, and be sure to check out my review of Mirror X, book one in the series.

Ascendancy (The Van Winkle Project #2) by Karri Thompson

Ascendancy (The Van Winkle Project #2) by Karri Thompson

Synopsis
I’ve been lied to, deceived, and manipulated—again. You’d think I’d be treated with dignity and respect. I’m the one who’s supposed to save humanity, right? I’m the one with the power to re-populate this dying world. But the clones want to control me, force me to give birth over and over again. And my daughters will face the same fate—unless I change it.

My awakening into this future should have been a chance for a new life, but it just promises a living death. With Michael on my side, though, maybe I can save us. He’s the only person I can trust.

I hear rumors of others… A secret society is growing. Tension is building.

A rebellion is imminent.

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My Review
This review includes spoilers for Mirror X. Please don’t continue if you haven’t read the first book in the series.

Ascendancy picks up right where Mirror X leaves off. Cassie and Michael are on their way to Tasmania to hopefully be reunited with their twin daughters and run The Van Winkle Project under their own terms. Almost immediately, Cassie senses something is off, and she’s not wrong. Where the first book took some time to build, Ascendancy starts off with a bang that launches Cassie and Michael on a rollercoaster ride through hell. There is a lot more action this time around, but Michael, as the love interest, still rubs me the wrong way. He’s whiney, needy, and though he’ll do whatever it takes to save Cassie, that’s his only saving grace in my view. He gets frustrated and pouts when Cassie won’t sleep with him, which is something I’d expect from a fourteen year old, not a man in his twenties.

Plot
The plot is a lot more action-packed than in Mirror X as Cassie and Michael are almost constantly fighting to stay one step ahead of their pursuers and remain alive. While it was fun, there wasn’t nearly as much character growth as last time, and far fewer plot twists,

Characters
I dislike Michael even more than before, and even Cassie started to get on my nerves, although it may have just been the fact that she likes Michael that bugged me about her. A few new characters were introduced, but I never got a deep sense of who they were. As I mentioned above, there isn’t much character development because the action overshadows nearly everything else.

Ending
The ending was more of a cliffhanger than I was expecting, and I’m definitely anxious to find out what happens next!

What Didn’t Work for Me
1. The romance.
 Michael is still all wrong for Cassie. I’m really hoping she doesn’t end up with him.
2. Cassie’s attitude. She came across as far more angry this time around. Understandably so as everyone continues to lie to her, wants to use her, and attempts to manipulate her, but I found myself liking her less because of this.

What I Enjoyed about Ascendancy
1. The twists.
There were two pretty unexpected twists that were perfectly foreshadowed in retrospect.
2. A mother’s devotion. Where Cassie really shines is when she’s fighting for her daughters. Not just for their lives, but for their futures and their freedom. Sometimes I had to remind myself she’s only a teenager, though.
3. The action. There was a lot of action, which kept the story moving from start to finish.
4. Magnum. Still my favorite character in the series. He’s smart, funny, and loyal.

Bottom Line
Ascendancy moves fast, combing danger and intrigue, culminating in a cliffhanger leaving me wanting more.

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About the Book
Title: 
Ascendancy
Series: 
The Van Winkle Project #2
Author: 
Kerri Thompson
Publisher:
Entangled Teen
Release Date: 
November 30, 2015
Pages:
216
Genre: 
Young Adult SciFi/Dystopian Romance
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | !ndigo | Entangled Teen

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Author Karri Thompson

Author Karri Thompson

About the Author
Growing up in San Diego, California, Karri Thompson spent much of her years at the beach, reading novels, tanning, and listening to music.

At SDSU, she earned a BA in English, MA in education, and her teaching credential. As a wife, mother, and high-school English teacher, she began writing novels, giving all of the compelling plots and unique characters in her head a home.

Victorian literature rocks her socks, and when she’s not writing, jogging, going to concerts, or watching her son play football, she’s reading Dickens.

Where to find Karri Thompson
Goodreads | WebsiteFacebook Twitter | Tumblr | Pinterest

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Book Blitz + Giveaway – The Prophecy of Shadows (Elementals Series) by Michelle Madow

Elementals Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for the The Prophecy of Shadows, the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Elementals, by Michelle Madow. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

The Prophecy of Shadows (Elementals Series #1) by Michelle Madow

The Prophecy of Shadows (Elementals Series #1) by Michelle Madow

About the Book
Title:
 The Prophecy of Shadows
Series: Elementals #1
Author: Michelle Madow
Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing
Release Date: January 26, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Filled with magic, thrilling adventure, and sweet romance, Elementals is the first in a new series that fans of Percy Jackson and The Secret Circle will love!

When Nicole Cassidy moves from sunny Georgia to gloomy New England, the last thing she expects is to learn that her homeroom is a cover for a secret coven of witches. Even more surprisingly … she’s apparently a witch herself. Despite doubts about her newfound abilities, Nicole is welcomed into this ancient circle of witches and is bedazzled by their powers—and, to her dismay, by Blake—the school’s notorious bad-boy.

Girls who get close to Blake wind up hurt. His girlfriend Danielle will do anything to keep them away, even if she must resort to using dark magic. But the chemistry between Blake and Nicole is undeniable, and despite wanting to protect Nicole from Danielle’s wrath, he finds it impossible to keep his distance.

When the Olympian Comet shoots through the sky for the first time in three thousand years, Nicole, Blake, Danielle, and two others in their homeroom are gifted with mysterious powers. But the comet has another effect—it opens the portal to the prison world that has contained the Titans for centuries.

After an ancient monster escapes and attacks Nicole and Blake, it’s up to them and the others to follow the clues from a cryptic prophecy so that they can save their town … and possibly the world.

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Excerpt #1
Everyone stared at me, and I looked to the front of the room, where a tall, lanky man in a tweed suit stood next to a blackboard covered with the morning announcements. His gray hair shined under the light, and his wrinkled skin and warm smile reminded me more of a grandfather than a teacher.

He cleared his throat and rolled a piece of chalk in his palm. “You must be Nicole Cassidy,” he said.

“Yeah.” I nodded and looked around at the other students. There were about thirty of them, and there seemed to be an invisible line going down the middle of the room, dividing them in half. The students near the door wore jeans and sweatshirts, but the ones closer to the wall looked like they were dressed for a fashion show instead of school.

“It’s nice to meet you Nicole.” The teacher sounded sincere, like he was meeting a new friend instead of a student. “Welcome to our homeroom. I’m Mr. Faulkner, but please call me Darius.” He turned to the chalkboard, lifted his hand, and waved it from one side to the other. “You probably weren’t expecting everything to look so normal, but we have to be careful. As I’m sure you know, we can’t risk letting anyone else know what goes on in here.”

Then the board shimmered—like sunlight glimmering off the ocean—and the morning announcements changed into different letters right in front of my eyes.

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Praise for The Prophecy of Shadows

“Elementals is going to blow your mind!” -Crossroad Reviews, ★★★★★

“Five glittery stars for being such a compelling read!” -Andrea Heltsley, Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★

“A perfect mixture of magic and mythology. An entrancing story of trust, friendship and well naughty boys. WITCHES are not the only thing walking the earth!” – BenjaminOfTomes, BookTuber ★★★★★

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Author Michelle Madow

Author Michelle Madow

About the Author
Michelle Madow wrote her first novel, Remembrance, in her junior year of college. Remembrance is the first book in The Transcend Time Saga, a three part series about reincarnation and true love that Michelle successfully self-published. The series was inspired by Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” music video.

Michelle’s latest YA series, The Secret Diamond Sisters, about three sisters who discover they are the secret heirs to a Las Vegas billionaire casino owner, was published in March 2014 by Harlequin Teen. The second book in the series, Diamonds in the Rough, released in November 2014, and the third book, Diamonds are Forever, will be coming out in November 2015.

A tireless promoter of her work, Michelle is active on social media networks and has toured across America to promote her books and encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing.

Michelle lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she is writing more novels for young adults. She loves reading, spending time with family and friends, traveling the world, shopping, Disney fairy tales, Broadway musicals, and loves talking with fans.

Where to Find Michelle Madow
Goodreads │ Website │ Twitter │ Facebook | Amazon

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Book Blitz – Clean by Mia Kerick

Clean Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for Clean, a stand-alone young adult contemporary LGBT romance by Mia Kerick. See below for information about the book, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Clean by Mia Kerick

Clean by Mia Kerick

About the Book
Title: Clean
Author: Mia Kerick
Publisher: YoungDudes Publishing
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance/LGBT
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
High school senior Lanny Keating has it all. A three-sport athlete at Lauserville High School looking at a college football scholarship, with a supportive family, stellar grades, boy band good looks… until the fateful day when it all falls apart.

Seventeen-year-old Trevor Ladd has always been a publicly declared zero and the high school badboy. Abandoned by his mother and sexually abused by his legal guardian, Trevor sets his sights on mere survival.

Lanny seeks out Trevor’s companionship to avoid his shattered home life. Unwilling to share their personal experiences of pain, the boys explore ways to escape, leading them into sexual experimentation, and the abuse of illegal drugs and alcohol. Their mutual suffering creates a lasting bond of friendship and love.

When the time finally comes to get clean and sober, or flunk out of high school, only one of the boys will graduate, while the other spirals downward into addiction.

Will Lanny and Trevor find the strength to battle their demons of mind-altering substances as well as emotional vulnerability?

Clean takes the reader on a gritty trip into the real and raw world of teenage substance abuse.

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Excerpt

Trevor

I know it—Draper’s got something up his sleeve. There’s this sneaky look in his eyes he can’t hide behind those bushy eyebrows and I can see it even in the dim light of the shed I can see it.

The nonstop Christmas party that December’s been for me Chad and Lanny is getting kinda old. “Christmas party” makes it sound all sparkly and snowy with candy canes hanging off it but it hasn’t been that kind of party at all, more like booze and weed and more booze and weed in the shed five nights a week maybe six.

“What you smiling for, Draper?” Got this bad feeling in my gut cuz it’s not a bright and happy smile Draper’s wearing but it’s the other kind.

“Borrowed some happy pills from the back of the linen closet in my mother’s bathroom. She’s such an idiot—she doesn’t even know they were in there. And now they’re mine.” The dude cackles and it sounds wild and maybe even evil but nope it doesn’t sound one bit like giggling tonight.

Lanny’s eyes get round and—hey—what’s this sudden messed-up feeling in me? Like maybe a feeling that I gotta protect him cuz it’s my job and it’s what I want to do too. “Well, what the fuck are these ‘happy pills’, Draper?”

“I have an almost full bottle of Oxy, dude. Not even expired yet.”

“Oxy’s strong stuff.”

“No shit, Sherlock. And if we chew them, the high will be better. Big warning—they taste like poison, so I brought Grape soda to help wash ‘em down.”

“I got a bottle of Jack Daniels, Draper. Pete Rankle gave it to me for checkin’ his brakes—we could drink that instead. The shit isn’t bad.” Why the fuck am I trying to distract Draper from giving us a rock star kinda high like you get from OC? Why, huh? An answer pops into my head real fast and I want to ignore it but I can’t: You wanna save Lanny, that’s why.

“We can always spend tomorrow night with Jack D. but tonight it’s these babies.” Chad kneels down on the floor in front of us and spills out a nearly full bottle of white pills onto the quilt on the floor.

Lanny drops to his knees as if he’s transfixed by the sight of the pills and my blood goes cold like ice I swear. Something’s all wrong here all wrong. Gotta turn away from Lanny’s lovefest with those pills, just can’t look anymore. So maybe I’ll look at the heater and fiddle with its buttons or maybe I’ll grab Lanny by the wrists and pull him outta this shed and outta this danger. I shake my head to make the worried feeling go away. I done plenty of drugs before this is no big deal at all. A few pills won’t kill him.

Gotta stop lying…no, gotta stop lying to myself. The truth is this: doing Oxy’s a big fucking deal. Lanny’s never done anything but booze and weed and taking pills is like entering a new zone of messed-up. I don’t know if I can keep him away from this shit anymore cuz he doesn’t really want to stay away. But still I go down onto my knees beside Chad and Lanny and run my fingers through the pile of round white pills they feel smooth and maybe kinda chalky and they’re gonna dull all of my pain and my worries and everything else. These pills are my friends they’re on my side plus they’re free for the most part. And Lanny’s a big boy so he can do what he wants.

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Author Mia Kerick

Author Mia Kerick

About the Author
Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—all named after saints—and five nonpedigreed cats—all named after the next best thing to saints, Boston Red Sox players. Her husband of twenty years has been told by many that he has the patience of Job, but don’t ask Mia about that, as it is a sensitive subject.

Mia focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled men and their relationships, and she believes that sex has a place in a love story, but not until it is firmly established as a love story. As a teen, Mia filled spiral-bound notebooks with romantic tales of tortured heroes (most of whom happened to strongly resemble lead vocalists of 1980s big-hair bands) and stuffed them under her mattress for safekeeping. She is thankful to Dreamspinner Press for providing her with an alternate place to stash her stories.

Mia is proud of her involvement with the Human Rights Campaign and cheers for each and every victory made in the name of marital equality. Her only major regret: never having taken typing or computer class in school, destining her to a life consumed with two-fingered pecking and constant prayer to the Gods of Technology.

Where to find Mia Kerick
Goodreads Website | Facebook Twitter

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Cover Reveal – Death to the Undead (Life After the Undead) by Pembroke Sinclair

Death to the Undead Cover Reveal

Booktrope and author Pembroke Sinclair are unveiling the cover to Death to the Undead, the second book in the young adult post-apocalyptic/zombie series, Life After the Undead, releasing February 16, 2016. See below for the cover and information on the book and series.

Death to the Undead (Life After the Undead #2) by Pembroke Sinclair

Death to the Undead (Life After the Undead #2) by Pembroke Sinclair

About the Book
Title: Death to the Undead
Series: Life After the Undead #2
Author: Pembroke Sinclair
Publisher: Booktrope
Genre: Young Adult Post-Apocalyptic/Zombies
Release Date: February 16, 2016
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
The battle that began in Life After the Undead continues.

Zombies changed her life completely…

Tough teenager Krista escaped to the safety of Florida after her parents were killed by the zombie horde. She united with General Liet, a distant cousin, and moved with him to North Platte to help build a wall to keep the zombies in the West. Krista fell in love with Quinn, a survivor and fighter from the zombie-infested wildlands of the West, and together they freed the garrison at North Platte from the power-hungry Liet.

But zombies aren’t the only enemy they have to face…

Now, North Platte is free, but Liet was not the only one using the zombie apocalypse to control their people. Florida is ruled by five ruthless Families, who use intimidation and the threat of the zombie horde to coerce their populace. Krista and Quinn hatch a desperate plan to run guns into the state and help the people revolt. Krista and Quinn, labeled as rebels run for their lives when the Families attack North Platte. The Families want them captured, the zombies want to eat them, and other survivors want them dead. Caught in between powerful forces, they must survive long enough to devise a new plan and put it into action, all while trying to solidify their new relationship and trying not to self-destruct in the meantime.

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Life After the Undead (Life After the Undead #1) by Pembroke Sinclair

Life After the Undead (Life After the Undead #1) by Pembroke Sinclair

About Book 1
Title: Death to the Undead
Series: Life After the Undead #1
Author: Pembroke Sinclair
Publisher: Booktrope
Genre: Young Adult Post-Apocalyptic/Zombies
Release Date: October 27, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Seventeen-year-old Krista must quickly figure out how she’s going to survive in the zombie-destroyed world.

The one advantage humans have is that the zombies hate humid environments, so they’re migrating west to escape its deteriorating effects.

The survivors plan to construct a wall at North Platte to keep the undead out, and Krista has come to Nebraska to start a new life.

Zombies aren’t the only creatures she has to be cautious of—the other survivors have a dark side. Krista must fi ght not only to live but also to defend everything she holds dear—her country, her freedom, and ultimately, those she loves.

Join Krista in her quest to survive in this thrilling apocalyptic novel by Pembroke Sinclair.

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Author Pembroke Sinclair

Author Pembroke Sinclair

About the Author
Pembroke Sinclair is a literary jack of all trades, playing her hand at multiple genres. She has written an eclectic mix of fiction ranging from horror to sci-fi and even some westerns.

Born in Rock Springs, Wyoming–the home of 56 nationalities–it is no wonder Pembroke ended up so creatively diverse. Her fascination with the notions of good and evil, demons and angels, and how the lines blur have inspired her writing.

Pembroke lives in Laramie, Wyoming, with her husband, two spirited boys, a black lab named Ryder, and a rescue kitty named Alia, who happens to be the sweetest, most adorable kitty in the world!

She cannot say no to dessert, orange soda, or cinnamon. She loves rats and tatts and rock and roll and wants to be an alien queen when she grows up.

Where to Find Pembroke Sinclair
Goodreads | Website | FacebookTwitter | Google+
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Teaser Reveal – Always Room for Cupcakes by Bethany Lopez

Cupcakes Teaser Reveal

Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez is unveiling a new teaser for Always Room for Cupcakes, a stand-alone romantic comedy, releasing February 2. See below for information on the book, pre-order links, and an teaser.

Always Room for Cupcakes by Bethany Lopez

Always Room for Cupcakes by Bethany Lopez

About the Book
Title: Always Room for Cupcakes
Author: Bethany Lopez
Release Date: February 2, 2016
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | PinterestAmazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Smashwords

Synopsis
One day I was be-bopping along jamming to the music in my head while wondering if my thighs could handle grabbing a cupcake on the way home. The next thing I knew, my entire world crashed and burned.

I used to wake up at night in a sweat, crying because I’d dreamt that my husband was cheating on me, or that he hated me, and resented my kids. He’d always hold me close and tell me it was all just a dream, that he loved me and our family and that he’d never let me go.

He was a fucking liar.

Now I spend my days taking photos of scum just like him, trying to be a champion for other’s being taken advantage of by the losers in our town, and my nights being a single mom to my beautiful twins.

I’ve got great friends who have my back, and a sexy, mysterious motorcycle man who keeps showing up when I need him.

Maybe things are starting to look up, and one thing’s for sure… There’s always room for cupcakes.

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Author Bethany Lopez

Author Bethany Lopez

About the Author
Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She’s a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes.

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

Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.

Bethany Lopez is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

Where to Find Bethany Lopez
Goodreads | Website | NewsletterFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Amazon
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Release Day + Giveaway – Submerged (Bound Together) by Lacey Black

Submerged Release Day

Today is release day for Submerged, the first book in the contemporary romantic suspense series, Bound Together, by bestselling author, Lacey Black. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Submerged (Bound Together #1) by Lacey Black

Submerged (Bound Together #1) by Lacey Black

About the Book
Title: Submerged
Series: Bound Together #1
Author: Lacey Black
Release Date: January 26, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Barnes & NobleiBooks

Synopsis
One night. That’s all it was supposed to be.

Blake Thomas’ entire career as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation has led up to this one job: submerging himself in a lifestyle of fast cars and even faster women. He’s deep undercover, building a case to bring down an intricate criminal ring of car thieves in Las Vegas, with no time to think about the one woman he can’t seem to forget. He never imagined his past would become tangled with his present, threatening to be his downfall.

Two years ago, Carly Mathewson planned for a one-night stand with a perfect stranger. What she didn’t count on was being reminded of him every time she looked into the emerald eyes of the daughter they unexpectedly created. Since that night, she’s devoted herself to keeping her life simple. But when her past refuses to stay buried, she’s determined to do everything she can to keep it from jeopardizing what she’s worked so hard to achieve. Suddenly, everything and everyone Carly has known aren’t quite what they seemed.

Every present has a past. Before they can secure a future together, Blake and Carly are forced to admit that their lives are linked by so much more than just that one night. Without warning, they’re bound together for life.

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Excerpt
I let Carly lead us into the building and towards the elevator. Once inside, I push her against the wall because the thought of not feeling her body pressed between the wall and my overheated body isn’t an option. I have a good eight or nine inches on her in height, so I lift her gently into my arms, lining up our mouths perfectly. Carly wraps her legs around my waist, her tight black skirt pushed up around her hips until I can feel the heat of her core through our clothes. My entire body feels like the Hulk right now as I fight the urge to rip my clothes clear from my skin with one tear.

The elevator makes the world’s slowest accent upward before eventually depositing us onto her floor. She points without breaking our kiss, and I walk with purpose in that direction unable to set her down. Carly fumbles with the small bag tied around her wrist, dropping keys on the floor at my feet. Her sigh against my lips makes me smile uncontrollably.

“I’ll get ‘em,” I whisper as I bend down, Carly still clamped firmly around my body. I slide the key inside of the knob and give it a turn.

Inside, my entire focus is on the woman wrapped around me. I barely remember locking the door as we shed clothes and shoes on our way down the hallway. When we finally make it to her bedroom, I let her delicious body slide down my own. Not because I want to, but because it’s the only way to rid us of the rest of the clothes we’re wearing.

Before I make a grab for her skirt, I gaze deeply into those intoxicating brown eyes and ask, “Are you sure?” I already know that I am, but I have to make sure she’s one hundred percent on board with what I have planned.

“More sure than anything,” she whispers, eyes all full of lustful innocence.

I step forward and run my hands from her waist up her naked torso. Carly is wearing a black satin bra with white lace trim. It’s a beautiful contradiction of purity and naughty all rolled into this perfect little woman. And as she starts to unzip the zipper on the side of that skirt, I realize with a happy heart that she’s all mine.

For tonight.

Because that’s all I can give her is this one perfect night.

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About the Author
Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading, writing, and shopping. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves watching NASCAR races, shooting guns, and should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.

Lacey’s debut novel, Trust Me, was released in August 2014 and has been an Amazon Bestseller twice for Free e-books, as well as #1 for Contemporary Romance. All of the Rivers Edge books have been bestsellers in the Romance and Contemporary Romance categories.

Where to Find Lacey Black
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Cover Reveal – Love Me, Love Me Not by Alyxandra Harvey

Love Me, Love Me Not Cover

Entangled Teen and author Alyxandra Harvey are unveiling the cover to Love Me, Love Me Not, a young adult fantasy romance, releasing February 22. 2016. See below for the cover and information on the book and author.

Love Me, Love Me Not by Alyxandra Harvey

Love Me, Love Me Not by Alyxandra Harvey

About the Book
Title: Love Me, Love Me Not
Author: Alyxandra Harvey
Publisher: Entangled Crave
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Release Date: February 22, 2016
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Dating isn’t easy when you’re in the middle of a blood feud.

Anastasia Vila’s family can turn into swans, but just once she’d like them to turn into responsible adults.

After hundreds of years, they still cling to the blood feud with the Renard family. No one remembers how it started in the first place—but foxes and swans just don’t get along.

Vilas can only transform into their swan shape after they have fallen in love for the first time, but between balancing schoolwork, family obligations, and the escalating blood feud, Ana’s got no time for love. The only thing keeping her sane is her best friend, Pierce Kent.

But when Pierce kisses Ana, everything changes.

Is what Pierce feels for her real, or a byproduct of her magic? Can she risk everything for her best friend? And when the family feud spirals out of control, Ana must stop the fight before it takes away everything she loves.

Including, maybe…Pierce.

This Entangled Teen Crave book contains language, violence, and lots of kissing. Warning: it might induce strong feelings of undeniable attraction for your best friend.

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Author Alyxandra Harvey

Author Alyxandra Harvey

About the Author
Alyxandra Harvey lives in a stone Victorian house in Ontario, Canada with a few resident ghosts who are allowed to stay as long as they keep company manners.

She loves medieval dresses, used to be able to recite all of The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson, and has been accused, more than once, of being born in the wrong century. She believes this to be mostly true except for the fact that she really likes running water, women’s rights, and ice cream.

Aside from the ghosts, she also lives with her husband and their dogs. She likes cinnamon lattes, tattoos and books.

Where to Find Alyxandra Harvey
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Release Day + Giveaway – Dirty Tricks (Burke Brothers) by Emma Hart

Dirty Tricks Release

Today is release day for Dirty Tricks, the fourth book in the new adult contemporary romance series, The Burke Brothers by New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart. See below for information on the book, buy links, and details on her giveaway.

Dirty Tricks (Burke Brothers #4) by Emma Hart

Dirty Tricks (Burke Brothers #4) by Emma Hart

About the Book
Title:
 Dirty Tricks
Series: Burke Brothers #4
Author: Emma Hart
Publisher: Pocket Star
Release Date: January 25, 2016
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UKBarnes & Noble | iBooks

Synopsis
Chelsey Young’s dad was a rock star. Glamorous, right? But late nights, frequent travelling, and watching endless women rub their bodies against Lukas Young’s in a bid for his attention wasn’t exactly how Chelsey planned to spend her senior year of high school.

So when Kye Burke, of the ultra-sexy band Dirty B, sets his sights on Chelsey, she figures the best way to get him off her back is by taking his sexy butt to bed.

But after one night together, Kye has no intention of staying away from Chelsey, especially when she’s kissing him one minute then pushing him away the next. From watching her father, Chelsey knows the rock star lifestyle that Kye leads—being away for long stretches of time, girls throwing themselves at him on the regular, shirtless photos showing up in his inbox ten times a day. She wants no part of it.

Kye is determined for Chelsey to get to know him, the real him behind the rock star persona. But that isn’t so easy when Kye’s schedule will take him away for days, weeks, even a month or two at a time, which is a dealbreaker for Chelsey. Long distance means temptation to stray, and infidelity was the reason her own parents split. She knows it’s not fair to project her own insecurities onto Kye, but some things are unavoidable.

But Kye Burke isn’t Lukas Young.

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“What,” Chelsey exclaims, “the hell is that?”

With a wide smile spreading across my face, I shove my hands in my pockets like a teenage boy and look at her. “A Christmas tree.”

“Are those . . . penises?”

“Technically, dildos.”

“Like real ones?” She jerks her alarmed gaze to me.

“No. Just plastic.”

She flicks her tongue across her lips. “Uh-huh. Why do you have penises across your Christmas tree?”

“Because he’s an immature little bastard,” Leila answers for me.

“You didn’t stop me,” I shoot back.

“Hell no I didn’t. I cannot wait to see Mom’s face when she sees this!”

“When she sees what?” Mom’s voice creeps through the house ominously, and the close of the door after her sounds like the signal that I should run away.

“Uh . . . I’m just gonna go . . .to the store. . . .” I shuffle toward the door that connects the front room with the kitchen.

Chelsey lifts her eyebrows in amusement, and Dad grabs the back of my shirt so I can’t escape.

You wouldn’t think I was twenty-four. For numerous reasons, obviously.

“Kye Burke, why are there tiny penises on my Christmas tree?”

Her voice is calm. Really calm. I’m even more convinced that I should run. “Merry Cock-mas?”

Mom’s expression is somewhere between insane amusement and extreme frustration.

“I’m just gonna come back later . . .” Chelsey whispers, edging toward the living room door. “When there are less . . . cocks.”

“Good idea! I’ll come with you.” I wrestle out of Dad’s grip and dart behind him, through the kitchen, and into the hall.

Chelsey laughs and grabs my arm, dragging me back into the room. “I said I was going. I didn’t say you were escaping this cock-up.”

“Great choice of words,” Dad chuckles.

Mom pinches the bridge of her nose. “I should have known that when three boys left, one boy would have to make the impression of three,” she says, mostly to herself. “I should have known that the one who never left his little peep alone at two would one day decorate my tree in cocks.”

“Mom! What the hell?” I sputter.

“I should have known that his ball-hoarding obsession at six was a sign of things to come,” she sighs heavily and drops her hand. “After all, there’s one in every boyband. I thought I was ready for this.” Then, she turns to me. “Kye, son, we love you anyway, but I have to ask. Are you gay?”

Chelsey lets go of me, and laughter rips from her. Leila laughs, too, her book falling to the floor. Dad covers his face with his hands, and Mom just stands there in the middle of the room, her eyes wide. Her hands are now clasped in front of her sympathetically, and the tiny upturn of the right side of her mouth explains it all.

“Well played, Mother,” I say reluctantly, walking back toward the front door. “Well. Played.”

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Burke Brothers Series

Dirty Secret (Burke Brothers #1) by Emma Hart

Dirty Secret (Burke Brothers #1) by Emma Hart

About Book 1
Title:
 Dirty Secret
Series: Burke Brothers #1
Author: Emma Hart
Publisher: Pocket Star
Release Date: December 1, 2014
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | BAM | Google Play | Blio

Synopsis
Conner Burke never expected Sofie Callahan to come back.

Where she’s been for the last two and half years is a mystery, and so is the reason she left in the first place. Now, though, she’s back in their hometown of Shelton Bay, South Carolina, at the same time Conner’s band Dirty B is home on a tour break.

Sofie Callahan has spent the months since her father’s death avoiding anything to do with her home town.

But with her brother in Afghanistan, she has no choice but to return and sort out her father’s house, even if it means facing the boy she fell in love with and revealing the reason she left.

Conner has questions, and when his broken heart and her guilty one collide, Sofie has to start answering them. Their present is rocky, their future unknown. Only one thing is certain:

Sofie’s daughter will change everything.

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Dirty Past (The Burke Brothers #2) by Emma Hart

Dirty Past (The Burke Brothers #2) by Emma Hart

About Book 2
Title:
 Dirty Past
Series: Burke Brothers #2
Author: Emma Hart
Publisher: Pocket Star
Release Date: May 4, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks

Synopsis
On the heels of Dirty Secret, here is a sizzling hot romance featuring another Burke brother and the girl he can’t resist, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Game series.

Walking out on my wedding wasn’t my best idea.

Neither was throwing my cell in the lake and taking a job as PA for Dirty B, America’s favorite rock band, complete with every teen girl’s dream man, the eldest of the Burke brothers.

Tate Burke is pure sex. Women actually throw their panties at him during shows. And Ella Dawson is the lucky little thing that gets to escort their fangirling butts out when he’s done with them.

Yay.

He’s a cocky son of a bitch, but there’s more to him than meets the eye. Every now and then Ella gets a rare glimpse of the Tate behind the “bad boy” act, and it attracts her in the most annoying way. The most annoying, heart-thumping, panty-wetting way.

When her abusive ex turns up at the hotel room Ella and Tate are sharing, raging mad, she knows she’ll need more than just a little protection. Tate sees red, and Ella can’t help but lean on him, despite his bad-boy ways.

And now? Now, he’s in a whole lot of trouble.

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Dirty Lies (The Burke Brothers #3) by Emma Hart

Dirty Lies (The Burke Brothers #3) by Emma Hart

About Book 3
Title:
 Dirty Lies
Series: Burke Brothers #3
Author: Emma Hart
Publisher: Pocket Star
Release Date: October 12, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UKBarnes & Noble | iBooks

Synopsis
Bad boy drummer Aidan Burke of Dirty B takes center stage in New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart’s hotly anticipated follow-up to Dirty Past and Dirty Secret!

Aidan Burke is the perfect rebound guy for Jessie Law after she catches her asshole ex-boyfriend with his hands down some other girl’s pants. The world-famous drummer of Dirty B isn’t shy about his preference for no-strings-attached relationships, so when she meets him on a night out, she takes him up on his simple proposal: One night of fun. Hot sex. Zero expectations.

But Dirty B’s tour is over, and they’re back in South Carolina—which means running into Aidan more often than Jessie would like.

When Aidan saves Jessie from her ex-boyfriend by insisting the two are dating, the band’s manager convinces them to keep up the charade in the hopes of re-inventing Dirty B’s image as lovable bad boys, as opposed to d-bags. Now all Aidan and Jessie have to do is put on a very obvious, very public show to convince everyone their affection is real.

But pretending to be in a relationship is harder than it seems. Aidan’s hordes of jealous fans have no problem bombarding Jessie with threatening messages online—and worse. And things only get more complicated when Jessie realizes her feelings for Aidan may not be so fake after all. Can Jessie live with the risks? And is Aidan willing to let her?

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Author Emma Hart

Author Emma Hart

About the Author
By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling new adult author, Emma Hart, dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies – usually wine – and writes books.

Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.

She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

Where to Find Emma Hart
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon

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