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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – WHERE ANGELS CAN’T FOLLOW by Jessi Kallison

 

Welcome to the book blitz for WHERE ANGELS CAN'T FOLLOW, a standalone young adult fantasy, by Jessi Kallison.

Welcome to the book blitz for WHERE ANGELS CAN’T FOLLOW, a standalone young adult fantasy, by Jessi Kallison. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive teaser excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

WHERE ANGELS CAN'T FOLLOW, a standalone young adult fantasy, by Jessi Kallison

WHERE ANGELS CAN’T FOLLOW by Jessi Kallison

About the Book
Title: WHERE ANGELS CAN’T FOLLOW
Author: Jessi Kallison
Release Date: September 22, 2020
Genre:
Young Adult Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR

Synopsis
It all started with an inexplicable slab of marble.

And now I can’t get her out of my head. It’s more than inspiration. It’s compulsion.

I see her in my dreams. And I wake up covered in marble dust, her statue more complete in front of me.

I can’t stop sculpting, and I can’t save the angel girl.

Now iconoclasts, a quartet of archangels, and a voodoo queen—along with the plague of little old ladies running my life—are all far too interested in the outcome.

I miss normal New Orleans. (Yeah, I said it.)

But there’s no going back until I free her and get the literal heavenly host out of my life. And maybe there’s no going back then.

 

 

 

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Teaser Excerpt #1
“No, she’s not gonna be naked! Christ!” I ducked as Marge swatted at me with the newspaper for taking the Lord’s name in vain. “Ack! Lay off, Marge. Seriously. She’ll have clothes.”

Still clutching the paper, but the tension gone from her brows, she went to grab the chocolate pie as I wondered what kind of clothes she thought should appear on an angel. She’s happy about the clothing situation now, but she doesn’t know that I’ll
basically be carving Sarah Connor with wings. The thought of her shock sweetened the chocolate in my mouth even more, and I savored my pie as I thought about the spiky blades protruding like porcupine quills on my angel’s thighs and arms

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Author Jessi Kallison

Author Jessi Kallison

About the Author
As a devoted bibliophile and die-hard sci-fi/fantasy fan, few of Jessi’s friends were surprised when she began writing her own novels. After completing her Master’s in English, she briefly taught college courses until she realized adjuncting is madness. After a brief timeout to raise nerdlings, Jessi wrote Iron Shards. And her latest books–Where Angels Can’t Follow and Hell and High Water–will be released this fall. In her free time, Jessi explores and maps caves in the Southeastern United States and, of course, catches up on the latest good reads.

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Jessi Kallison
Goodreads | Website | BlogFacebook | Twitter

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – PRESCRIPTION FOR A LONELY HEART (Love in Glencoe City Series) by Rosalie Jardin

 

Welcome to the book blitz for PRESCRIPTION FOR A LONELY HEART, the first book in her adult romantic comedy series, Love in Glenco City, by Rosalie Jardin. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

PRESCRIPTION FOR A LONELY HEART, the first book in her adult romantic comedy series, Love in Glenco City, by Rosalie Jardin

PRESCRIPTION FOR A LONELY HEART (Love in Glencoe City Series #1) by Rosalie Jardin

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: PRESCRIPTION FOR A LONELY HEART
Series: Love in Glenco City Series #1
Author: Rosalie Jardin
Release Date: September 21, 2020
Genre:
Adult Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR

Synopsis
“If we’re both still single when we’re thirty, we’ll marry each other . . .”

The marriage pact was made during a lazy day at the beach, half in jest, and seemingly forgotten by the boy who started it.

But ten years later, Kay hadn’t forgotten. She’s still shy and introverted, not interested in relationships. So when Adrian reappears in her life—two years early—and asks her to marry him now, she surprises herself by agreeing.

So now she must deal with her mother’s disapproval, his brother’s hostility, and a load of self-doubt. Can she forge a real relationship with Adrian? Has he really changed from a ladies man to someone she can trust? Will she be able to let go of everything she’s ever thought she wanted and reach out to grab a new future?

 

 

 

 

 

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Excerpt #2
“Give her a kiss!!” My eyes tear open and we break apart, startled. That’s when I notice the small crowd of people that have gathered, drawn together by the sight of a man on bended knee. It slaps the contentment out of me and the tension returns. Eventually I track the voice to a sweet little old lady, arm in arm with her equally sweet little old husband. “Come on now! Kiss!”

The color drains from my face as I look back at Adrian, terrified. A kiss? They want us to kiss! That is not what I signed up for! I mean, it would make sense for me to kiss him because that’s how it usually goes—right? I start to panic. My stomach is in knots. The crowd is small but it’s enough to put pressure on me to do something I’m not comfortable with doing.

Adrian, on the other hand, is as cool as the sea breeze. “We should give them what they want, right?”

He leans in and I’m frozen solid. My body fizzles and pops as he leans forward and his lips lightly brush against mine. At first, I seize up. He…he’s kissing me! What part of a platonic relationship allows actual kissing? I feel trapped and the discomfort is off the charts. This isn’t what I signed up for. But then the buzz hits as my eyes flutter close. His lips feel sensuous and soft and I know he’s being tender with me. I can hear the rush of my blood and frantic pace of my heartbeat. The buzz hits a crescendo before it evens out, a warm tingling sensation of pleasure swirling all around me.

This…isn’t so bad. It feels kind of good? It’s definitely ​new​.

There’s a quiet urge to lean forward and press my lips against his. Explore this feeling a little bit longer. But I push it down. What the…where did that come from?

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PRESCRIPTION FOR A LONELY HEART, the first book in her adult romantic comedy series, Love in Glenco City, by Rosalie Jardin

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Author Rosalie Jardin

Author Rosalie Jardin

About the Author
Rosalie Jardin is the pen name an American-born author living in British Columbia. Writing has been a passion since she was five, beginning with telling stories- which often got her in trouble with her teachers because they kept catching her writing instead of doing her schoolwork.

Rosalie considers herself to be living the glamorous geek mom life and channels that energy into her writings and her debut novel. Her characters rumble around in her head, demanding to have their stories told and, like any good author, she is just doing what she’s told.

 

 

 

Where to Find Rosalie Jardin
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Interview with Elizabeth Seibert, Author of THE BRO CODE

 

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Elzabeth A. Seibert, author of THE BRO CODE, a young adult contemporary romance

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Elzabeth A. Seibert, author of THE BRO CODE, a young adult contemporary romance. See below for information on the book, buy links, my exclusive interview with the author, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

THE BRO CODE, a standalone young adult contemporary romance, by Elizabeth A. Seibert

THE BRO CODE by Elizabeth A. Seibert

About the Book
Title: THE BRO CODE
Author: Elzabeth A. Seibert
Publisher: Wattpad Books
Release Date: September 22, 2020
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Wattpad

Synopsis
As a certified stand-up bro, Nick Maguire knows that some things in life are sacred: Do not skip ab workouts. Never back down from spicy foods. And always accept the outcome of Rock, Paper, Scissors. For these are the revered doctrines of The Bro Code, rules of conduct that have been passed down through the ages from bro to bro.

Heading into his senior year, Cassidy High’s star soccer player has his priorities straight and intends to spend his time playing sports, hanging out, and living by the code. But when his best bro Carter’s sister Eliza returns from studying overseas, the awkward, academic girl Nick remembers is different.

Carter might be Nick’s bro, but Eliza becomes his whole world—and he has to make a choice between them. Is being with the girl of your dreams worth breaking the most important rule: never date your best friend’s sister? Somehow, Nick never expected that following The Bro Code may have even bigger consequences than breaking it.

 

 

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THE BRO CODE, a standalone young adult contemporary romance, by Elizabeth A. Seibert

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Interview
Q. So beyond the blurb, tell us something about THE BRO CODE that would entice a reluctant reader.
A. The story is a romantic comedy with deeper social commentary, and also includes a cupcake business, lots of pizza, and cute soccer players.

Q. What about these two characters will hit home with readers?
A. Nick and Eliza both love prank wars. They also have a deep understanding of each other and can communicate with each other in ways that they can’t with the other characters.

Q. If you were going to compare your book to another author’s, as in if you like ___, you’ll love THE BRO CODE, what would that be?
A. If you love To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han you’ll love The Bro Code. I hope.

Q. Without giving anything away, what is something you hope readers take away from the book?
A. The message of the story is that rules are made to be broken, but that also means that social norms are meant to be broken. Males and females shouldn’t be forced into social roles based on their gender, which can happen even as teenagers. This book explores that.

Q: You first drafted THE BRO CODE back in 2012. It’s now eight years later and you’re publishing on September 22. What did THAT revision process look like?
A. It was long! I had to add about 30k words, and I also wanted to update it to hold up after the #MeToo Movement in 2018. Many of the characters have totally different roles and the second half of the story is completely rewritten. So if you read this book and read the original story on Wattpad, you will read two different stories that happen to have the same characters, kind of like fanfiction.

Q. You’ve had an interesting education and I’m super jealous. How does one go about inventing their own major?
A. Haha I got my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where they have a program called the “Bachelor’s Degree with an Individual Concentration.” This is basically for students who have interdisciplinary interests or are already double or triple majoring, which I was (economics, psychology, and communications). I was able to combine the requirements for these majors that I saw value in and genuinely wanted to learn, to create a degree called Behavioral Economics and Media Writing. (Which is a fancy name for studying peoples’ behaviors, learning how to quantify it, and knowing how to write about the results in a variety of media.)

I initially thought I wanted to use this degree for marketing, which I did for a few years, but it has also come in handy with writing characters and being able to synthesize interdisciplinary ideas into my stories.

Q. I want to know more about NO CAPES. What can you tell me about this superhero novel?
A. I know we’re not supposed to pick favorite stories, but NO CAPES is definitely vying for that place in my heart. It is another YA novel, but it is a mystery/adventure where the main character, Madeline Roberts, begins working with a supervillain to save her city. It’s a fun story because instead of having to figure out who the main “bad guy” really is, the readers have to figure out who the real heroes are. I also invented new superheroes.

Q. I saw you visited my fine city of San Diego last year. What was your favorite thing you did while here?
A. Oh yes! I loved San Diego, am definitely going to miss it this winter. I especially loved kayaking in La Jolla cove. I’m envious of the people who live there year-round.

Q. As a superhero fan, I have to ask, have you ever been to Comic-Con?
A. Unfortunately I have not! It’s on my bucket list, however.

Q. What else would you like us to know about your books and yourself?
A. My favorite part of writing is discussing stories (mine or otherwise) with other writers and readers. I invite you all to share your stories with me as well!

Q. What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
A. I am a triplet  I have two sisters who are the same age as me (and no we are not identical).

 

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Author Elizabeth A. Seibert

Author Elizabeth A. Seibert

About the Author
Elizabeth A. Seibert has been an author, sunscreen-obsessed lifeguard, barbecue-loving waitress, finance reporter, nine-to-five marketer, and aspiring superhero. Her stories on Wattpad have amassed over thirty million reads, and she’s been featured in Imagines: Celebrity Encounters Starring You (Simon & Schuster).

Elizabeth attended the University of Massachusetts Amerst and currently lives in Massachusetts, USA, where she attends Harvard University. Elizabeth loves to cook and play board games and ultimate frisbee. The Bro Code is her debut novel.

 

 

Where to Find Elizabeth A. Seibert
Goodreads Website | Facebook | Facebook Group | Twitter | Instagram

Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – MISTRESS OF DEATH by Kathryn Trattner

 

Welcome to the book blitz for MISTRESS OF DEATH, a standalone young adult/new adult fantasy romance, by Kathryn Trattner

Welcome to the book blitz for MISTRESS OF DEATH, a standalone young adult/new adult fantasy romance, by Kathryn Trattner. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. For a limited time, you can pick up the ebook for just $0.99.

MISTRESS OF DEATH, a standalone young adult/new adult fantasy romance, by Kathryn Trattner

MISTRESS OF DEATH by Kathryn Trattner

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: MISTRESS OF DEATH
Author: Kathryn Trattner
Release Date: August 22, 2020
Genre:
Young Adult/New Adult Fantasy Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon IT | Amazon DE | Amazon FR

Synopsis
Love. Death. Revenge.

In the city of Telum, at the edge of a dying empire and divided by superstition, anything can be had for the right price.

Gabriel Mercer, raised in the shadow of the most famous assassin the city has ever known, wants nothing more than to make a name for herself. Taking a solo contract from an up and coming politician seems like the best way to make it happen.

The night Matthew, a police officer with a spotless record, discovers Gabriel unconscious his world changes. On opposite sides of the law the pair strike up a bargain that becomes harder and harder to keep as their attraction grows.

When the city starts to burn Gabriel will put everything she’s gained at risk for a chance at revenge. Even if it means her future going up in smoke.

 

 

 

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MISTRESS OF DEATH Teaser 1

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Excerpt #3
Gabriel shadowed Matthew, always several steps behind and a glance away. She had to press her way through the crowd, touching backs and arms, murmuring an apology when she stepped on a foot. People laughed, sang, talked, and mumbled over drinks and little finger foods. Gabriel recognized few of the faces she passed, knowing most had arrived without invitations and not caring.

Matthew chiseled his own path from the parlor through the formal dining room, around the edges of the ballroom and then another room devoted to a collection of delicate chairs wearing silk. He circled, searching, as if he could smell her through all the other scents and yet still could not pin her down.

In the ballroom people stood around the edges, packed shoulder to shoulder, watching the dancers. A new pair would join the twirl or drop out, but Matthew showed no interest in them.

In the crush between rooms, the people dancing before her and the long table covered in an ornate display of food at her back, Gabriel came as close as she’d been all night, within reach of his back.

Temptation, sin on the Right Bank, celebrated on the Left, beckoned.

He was surrounded, pressed between bodies, a flower between pages. Men and women shared skin and air as if personal space were a fiction invented by the insane. He stood motionless, facing the dancers, ignoring two giggling women behind him. They spoke, tittering voices pitched to reach his ears.

He’d been living inside her head, thoughts circling around the sound of his voice, the feel of his hands. The man had made himself impossible to forget as he paced up and down the block, watching the house and doing nothing for days. But he was an officer of the Right Bank; he wanted nothing but to turn her over for the assassination of Daniel Cyrus. She knew, was certain, there would never be anything there other than the black and white situation between them.

But below that knowledge was the want for something else; a look that meant something else, a reason for want beyond his occupation. Her desire to touch him was without meaning; she couldn’t explain it or justify it. It was just there, a feeling she couldn’t ignore.

This would be the only time she let herself give in. She pushed closer, forcing the giggling pair apart, a huff of irritation loud enough to turn heads. But Matthew didn’t turn. She half hoped he would. Excitement, trepidation tripped along taught nerves, her insides resonating with the high-pitched buzz in her head.

Now or never. Now. Never.

Reaching out, her balled fist relaxing one finger at time, she ran her hand up his spine. Thrilling at the contact, she tingled with warmth, lips parting.

His muscles stiffened.

Touching him had been a mistake.

She stepped behind the ladies, pushing into a boisterous group singing tavern songs. Gabriel picked up the words, her view blocked by a large gentleman to her right. His height and girth eclipsed her. He clapped her on the shoulder as she joined in, something about plump wenches and beer. She leaned back, chancing a look.

Scanning the crowd, Matthew stepped between the ladies, excusing himself as he bumped the brunette’s elbow. She giggled, doing her best to maintain his interest. Gabriel stepped back, out of the group, and circled Matthew until she was once again at his back.

Matthew searched, moving on to the dining area. He went around the laden table, plucking a bunch of grapes from a display of fruit. He ate them as he continued, an animal caged and circling the perimeter once more. Gabriel always just out of his line of sight.

With light pushing at the edges of night, he gave up, collecting his coat from a maid on the way out the door. Gabriel followed him through the dwindling crowds and down the front steps.

Walking with his head down, hands deep in his pockets, he shook his head. He paused, sending Gabriel skittering into the shelter of a doorway, and turned to survey the incandescent house.

Illuminated, his face held a bleak expression.

She kept to her shadow until he was out of sight.

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MISTRESS OF DEATH, a standalone young adult/new adult fantasy romance, by Kathryn Trattner

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Author Kathryn Trattner

Author Kathryn Trattner

About the Author
Kathryn Trattner has loved fairy tales, folk stories, and mythology all of her life. Her hands down favorites have always been East of the Sun, West of the Moon and the story of Persephone and Hades. When not writing or reading she’s traveling as much as possible and taking thousands of photos that probably won’t get edited later. She lives in Oklahoma with her wonderful partner, two very busy children, one of the friendliest dogs ever, and an extremely grumpy cat who doesn’t like anyone at all.

Want to hear about the latest release? Sign up for my newsletter Magical Mundane Madness at kathryn.substack.com

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Where to Find Kathryn Trattner
Goodreads | Website Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – CHANGED (The Made Ones Saga) by Vicki Stiefel

 

Welcome to the blog tour for CHANGED, the second book in the adult fantasy romance series, The Made Ones Saga, by Vicki Stiefel

Welcome to the blog tour for CHANGED, the second book in the adult fantasy romance series, The Made Ones Saga, by Vicki Stiefel. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

CHANGED, the second book in the adult fantasy romance series, The Made Ones Saga, by Vicki Stiefel

CHANGED (The Made Ones Saga #2) by Vicki Stiefel

About the Book
Title:
CHANGED
Series: The Made Ones Saga #2
Author: Vicki Stiefel
Release Date: August 13, 2020
Genre: Adult Fantasy Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
What if you could be young again? Would it be a dream come true or truly a nightmare?

That’s the startling reality retired circus trapeze artist Breena Balážová awakens to on the world of Eleutia in her own re-engineered younger body. For a woman whose death on Earth was inches away, it seems like a second chance at life. But in this parallel world, where horses fly and animals and humans are symbionts, Bree is intended as breeding stock to balance the plummeting female birthrate.

As she searches for her missing sisters, who were pulled to Eleutia with her, Bree also must survive assassination attempts, the growing threat of war, and her unexpected attraction to the arrogant animal Clan Alpha, Gato, a man with terrible burdens and secrets.

The animal Clans join forces to combat a dark conspiracy that will shake the foundations of their world, even as Bree’s search for her sisters grows more desperate and dangerous.

If Bree has any hope of finding her sisters and fulfilling her own destiny, she and Gato must carry out a perilous deception, their success or failure deciding not only their own fate, but that of all Eleutia.

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Excerpt #3
Excerpt 3— At Catamount, CatHome’s base of operations, Bree is in the puma adolescent-and-cubs “nursery,” where she helps a black cub whose paw is stuck between two rocks. Gato, CatHome’s Alpha, arrives.

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Gato was livid. “How did you get out of your suite?”

“How dare you lock me in.”

“Dare? I am Alpha.” He shrugged. “I needed to keep you safe.”

“Bullshit. Don’t you ever lock me in again.”

He chuffed. “This is an example, coming into the cubs’ and adolescents’ territory, into the cubs’ enclosure. Why? Did you know a cat can rip out your throat in two seconds? These cats are not like your Earthly ones.”

Talk about an understatement. “I agree, they could have hurt me. But the woman said they were protectors and wouldn’t.” She held up a hand to halt his words. “You can see I was able to free the black one.” Bree scratched behind the black cub’s ears.

“Without Barth’s intervention,” Gato said. “The tan cub would have harmed you.” Gato growled at her, the sound coming from deep in his throat.

Both cubs growled back at him.

“Shote! Stop that!” he commanded.

They immediately quieted.

“Don’t yell at them,” Bree hissed. “They didn’t mean anything by it.”

He smiled, more like a grimace, and turned narrowed eyes on her. “Oh, it means a great deal. No CatHome puma would dare growl at me unless they had bonded with you, Ma’am Breena.”

“What? Bonded?” She swallowed hard, her dignified persona scattering like confetti. Bree suspected what it meant, and it terrified her.

Even with tiny tits and no makeup, she gathered her armor until her big-top persona settled back in place. “What do mean?” she said in regal tones.

“The cubs licked you, correct?” he said.

“Yes, but so did Bartholomew.” She peered around, but the large cat had disappeared.

Gato’s chest puffed, and if anything, he was even more furious. “It matters not that Bartholomew licked you, for he is bonded to me.”

Things were getting out of hand, and she desperately wanted some booze. “You realize I don’t know squat. Nothing makes any sense. You owe me an explanation.”

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Author Vicki Stiefel

Author Vicki Stiefel

About the Author
Vicki’s fantasy romantic suspense series, The Afterworld Chronicles, launched with Chest of Bone, followed by Chest of Stone and Chest of Time. She is currently pounding the keys on her series’ fourth novel, Chest of Fire, and the first in a new series, The Made Ones Sags: Altered.

Her mystery/thrillers include Body Parts, The Dead Stone, The Bone Man, and The Grief Shop, a Daphne du Maurier prize winner. All feature homicide counselor Tally Whyte. All are available as ebooks. She co-wrote (with Lisa Souza) and photographed the 10 Secrets of the LaidBack Knitters. With her late husband, William G. Tapply, she ran The Writers Studio workshops in creative fiction.  Vicki taught fiction writing and modern media writing at Clark University.

She loves both a well-crafted sentence and unlocking the doors of a student’s imagination. She grew up in professional theater and planned to become an actress, with a bent for song and dance. She didn’t. Instead, she’s been a professional photographer, a high-school teacher, a hamburger slinger, a scuba-shop manager, and an editor.

She’s Blake’s and Ben’s mom, her favorite role of all.

Her passions include scuba diving and fly fishing and knitting; photography and movies; vinho verde and bourbon (not together!); Maine lobster and chocolate (also not together!); and musical comedy scores, which she sing in the shower, unfortunately not an Equity venue; and a fascination with people in all walks of life.

Where to Find Vicki Stiefel
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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STEAM SCENES – New Podcast from Author Elle Greco

 

Contemporary romance author Elle Greco is joined by her fellow romance authors to talk about writing all the naughty bits in her brand new podcast, STEAM SCENES, launching on September 22!

Contemporary romance author Elle Greco is joined by her fellow romance authors to talk about writing all the naughty bits in her brand new podcast, STEAM SCENES, launching on September 22! See below for all the details.

STEAM SCENES Podcast

STEAM SCENES Podcast

About the Podcast
Title: STEAM SCENES
Host: Elle Greco
Release Date: September 22, 2020
Genre:
Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Website | Apple | Stitcher | Spotify

Synopsis
In each episode, Elle will be joined by a fellow romance writer to talk about all things steamy scenes – what makes a good one, what it’s like to write one, where to find inspiration, and even some of their favorite ones in literature. Get ready to look at your favorite steamy scenes in a whole new way!

Upcoming Episodes
September 22 – Alex Rosa
September 29 – Sara Whitney
October 6 – Samantha Chase
October 13 – LB Alexander

 

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Author Elle Greco

Author Elle Greco

About the Host
I write fiction about badass women (and the people they love).

Urban Fantasy lovers will know me as Karen Greco, author of the best-selling Hell’s Belle series. My Contemporary Romance books are written under Elle Greco. While the genres are worlds apart, strong female characters are the chain that links all my worlds. These women are magical. They wield wicked weapons. They play a mean drum solo. They fall in love. They rule the boardroom and the bedroom. Whatever they do, they do it with swagger.

My storytelling career began when I forced everyone play “make believe” with me when I was a kid. That eventually morphed into banging out short stories on my mom’s old manual typewriter. As I got older, I graduated to penning bad poetry, then not terrible plays as a teenager. I studied playwright in college but my career took a detour and I ended up working in journalism and then entertainment publicity, which kept me busy for 20 or so years. 

My “day job” has taken me from gritty rock clubs in The Bowery to glam red carpets during movie premieres and awards shows. My background working with talent (and the suits) in the industry has served me well with the LA Rock Star Romance series.  A few years ago, I decided to pursue my original passion and a few full-length novels later, here we are. I love anything spooky and impossible to explain. If you love hanging out in cemeteries, the older the better, I’d totally go on a road trip with you. I have two rescue dogs, a patient husband, and an awesome kid.

Where to Find Elle Greco
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

Cover Reveal + Giveaway – GRAVES’ ANATOMY (Luna Graves Series) by Adam Gierasch and Jace Anderson

 

Authors Adam Gierasch and Jace Anderson are revealing the cover to GRAVES' ANATOMY, the first book in their new adult urban fantasy series, Luna Graves, releasing November 17, 2020

Authors Adam Gierasch and Jace Anderson are revealing the cover to GRAVES’ ANATOMY, the first book in their new adult urban fantasy series, Luna Graves, releasing November 17, 2020. See below for the cover, information on the book, preorder links, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

GRAVES' ANATOMY, the first book in the new adult urban fantasy series, Luna Graves, by Adam Gierasch and Jace Anderson

GRAVES’ ANATOMY (Luna Graves Series #1) by Adam Gierasch and Jace Anderson

About The Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
GRAVES’ ANATOMY
Series: Luna Graves Series #1
Author: Adam Gierasch and Jace Anderson
Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy
Release Date: November 17, 2020
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR

Synopsis
Tattoo artist Luna Graves’ life turns upside down when her estranged father dies and she learns it’s her destiny to be a doctor…to monsters.

Destiny? Fairy tale endings? Things that go bump in the night? Luna Graves doesn’t believe in any of them. Her father took off when she was three, and she’s worked hard to become one of the best young tattoo artists in Los Angeles. Of course, there was that mysterious exchange she had when she was 12 with Heath Guillaumet, who might not have been human…naw, that was just her imagination.

When her estranged father dies, Luna discovers that he led a secret life as an uphir, a doctor to the shadowkind — what we would call monsters. Now that he’s gone, she has to take his place — or be killed by the powerful Council. Thrust into a world she doesn’t know, the stubborn Luna refuses to give up on her original dreams. Soon Heath Guillaumet will return to unleash a disease last battled by the Knights Templar…the Black Death.

 

 

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GRAVES' ANATOMY, the first book in the new adult urban fantasy series, Luna Graves, by Adam Gierasch and Jace Anderson

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Authors Jace Anderson and Adam Gierasch

Authors Jace Anderson and Adam Gierasch

About the Authors
Adam Gierasch and Jace Anderson are a husband and wife writing team, known for their work in the horror genre. Adam Gierasch is also known as an actor and director, and he released his directorial debut Autopsy in 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Jace Anderson and Adam Gierasch
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Cover Reveal – SHIP-WRECKED (Love Is… Series) by Cassie Cross

 

Author Cassie Cross is revealing the cover to SHIP-WRECKED, the sixth book in her adult contemporary romance series, Love Is..., releasing October 8, 2020

Author Cassie Cross is revealing the cover to SHIP-WRECKED, the sixth book in her adult contemporary romance series, Love Is…, releasing October 8, 2020. See below for the cover, information on the book and series, preorder links, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

SHIP-WRECKED, the sixth book in the adult contemporary romance series, Love Is..., by Cassie Cross

SHIP-WRECKED (Love Is… Series #6) by Cassie Cross

About The Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: SHIP-WRECKED

Series: Love Is… Series #6
Author: Cassie Cross
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 8, 2020
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Synopsis
Skye McLane is Hollywood’s newest It Girl. Between the film offers flying in and the ever-present awards buzz around her, Skye seems to have everything, until pictures of her heartthrob boyfriend cheating on her are splashed all over the internet. Heartbroken, Skye just wants to focus on her work and lick her wounds in private, but her publicist has another plan. 

His name is River Holloway. 

River’s a rising star with a penchant for finding trouble wherever he goes. He has a new movie coming out and some career-making deals in the works, but River’s getting the wrong kind of attention after a couple of fights captured by the paparazzi. What he needs is an image rehab, and his publicist thinks Skye is just the girl who can give it to him. 

America’s newest sweetheart and a bad boy in need of a little TLC seems like the perfect recipe for some positive press. It’s strictly a showmance with a pre-determined expiration date, until a trip to a tropical paradise leaves them shipwrecked, and their time alone together makes them realize that their feelings might not be for show after all…

 

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SHIP-WRECKED, the sixth book in the adult contemporary romance series, Love Is..., by Cassie Cross

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Author Cassie Cross

Author Cassie Cross

About the Author
Cassie Cross is a Maryland native and a romantic at heart, who lives outside of Baltimore with her two dogs and a closet full of shoes. Cassie’s fondness for swoon-worthy men and strong women are the inspiration for most of her stories, and when she’s not busy writing a book, you’ll probably find her eating takeout and indulging in her love of 80’s sitcoms.

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Cassie Cross
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – RESISTOR (Ellinor Series) by C.E. Clayton

 

Welcome to the book blitz for RESISTOR, the first book in the new adult cyberpunk fantasy series, Ellinor, part of the broader Eerden series, by C.E. Clayton, releasing October 1, 2020

Welcome to the book blitz for RESISTOR, the first book in the new adult cyberpunk fantasy series, Ellinor, part of the broader Eerden series, by C.E. Clayton, releasing October 1, 2020. See below for information on the book, preorder links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

RESISTOR, the first book in the new adult cyberpunk fantasy series, Ellinor, part of the broader Eerden series, by C.E. Clayton

RESISTOR (Ellinor Series #1) by C.E. Clayton

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: RESISTOR
Series: Ellinor Series #1
Author: C.E. Clayton
Release Date: October 1, 2020
Genre:
New Adult Cyberpunk Fantasy
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Synopsis
Ellinor Rask has wanted one thing for the past eight years: vengeance. But when Ellinor is captured, she finds herself dragged back into the world she walked away from, entangled once more with friends she would rather forget.

As if that weren’t humiliating enough, Ellinor learns first hand that her magic can be stripped away by a piece of bio-tech—and her ex-boss is happy to leash her with the technology in order to get what he wants. If Ellinor behaves, the device will be removed. All she has to do is deliver a package. One containing a creature created from raw magical energy and discarded technology. Simple, right?

But when her goals start getting people murdered, Ellinor has to decide if the year’s planning, her honor, and even her own magic, are worth the lives it’s costing. Dodging ruthless gangsters, she finds herself on the run with a creature of immeasurable magical abilities alongside her one-time friends. Now, Ellinor must relearn to trust the people she once abandoned. She must put her faith in technology, and her life in the hands of independent contractors, all while racing to deliver the package before it gets taken by force, or worse, the creature decides to make an appearance itself.

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Excerpt #3
She gasped; her heart tripped over itself at seeing her belongings. It was like seeing a beloved friend after an extended absence. Rushing to Kai’s side, Ellinor’s fingers danced over her combat armor, reverently fluttering over the familiar worn edges; she pulled it close to her face and inhaled.

The armor Misho had gifted her hadn’t been lost.

She closed her eyes and saw Misho smiling back at her, his bright amber eyes flashing in delight as he watched her put the armor on. She could feel his long, graceful fingers trailing her curves as he appreciated how the fine craftsmanship hugged her body. She saw him lean down to kiss her, his full lips just a breath away—

Kai gruffly cleared his throat, and Ellinor’s eyes snapped open.

“You need a minute alone with it, Ell? Bit of privacy maybe?” Kai said, wiggling his bushy red eyebrows at her.

Ellinor frowned and cradled the gear to her chest. “Don’t be absurd. And what did I say about calling me Ell?”

“You said not to.”

“Damn right! Traitors who collar me with despicable and inhumane technology aren’t allowed to call me Ell. We’re not friends, Kai. Not anymore.”

Her heart twisted further. She didn’t want to push Kai away, not really, not again. But how was she supposed to forgive him?

“Ah, c’mon, it ain’t that bad! How can it be? It’s just a blasted piece of magic bio-tech. Just means you can’t cast is all. You don’t need abilities to kick ass. Besides, I done told you it ain’t personal. Don’t mean we can’t be friends, or friendly with each other, anyways. We were thick, you and me, not that long ago. Nothing’s gotta change unless you want it to.”

But everything had changed. Nothing felt or even tasted the same anymore, thanks to Cosmin. And Kai helped him.

Ellinor growled, “Don’t talk about things you know nothing about!”

Cosmin’s profession was in smuggling and selling illegal magitech and weapons. They harnessed natural magic and, when combined in a bullet or shackle like Ellinor’s, had devastating effects. Such items were highly regulated by the politicians and police, making them a hot commodity in the ground level markets. Cosmin was well versed in the effect his device had on Ellinor, it was his specialty.

She jabbed her finger in Kai’s chest, the bouncer bots buzzing a warning at his side. “You have no idea what this is like. What this feels like. What this does to a caster. This isn’t like those shit cuffs you had me in. I could still feel my magic. I could still summon it. This? It would be like me taking your hands away. There would just be a dead, empty space where your hands used to be. There wouldn’t even be phantom pains reminding you that your hands were once a part of you. Only a gap of where something vital to you once was.”

She took a step back, stuffing her hands under her arms, clutching her armor tight to her chest, as the automatons continued to buzz. “I can understand why you wouldn’t recognize the hole you’ve left me to fester in without my abilities, but Cosmin sure as shit does. He knows exactly the kind of hollow emptiness that comes with neutering a caster. Of how it makes you feel like you aren’t even a person anymore. So don’t you dare pretend that it’s just business because you’re hoping Cosmin will let you into his bed one day. It’s never happening, Kai!

“Once this job is done, I never want to see you again.” She shuddered reflexively. “If I do, abilities or not, my face will be the last thing you ever see. You got that?”

His shoulders drooped, and he took a step back. Kai was not magically inclined. He had no idea what it felt like to be cut off from a piece of himself so completely he couldn’t even feel a whisper of it anywhere.

Kai wouldn’t meet her eyes. His chin sagged to his chest, and he jerked his thumb back toward the door. “You just come out when you’re ready. Be quick, though. Cosmin’s expecting us to shove off soon.”

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RESISTOR, the first book in the new adult cyberpunk fantasy series, Ellinor, part of the broader Eerden series, by C.E. Clayton

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Author C.E. Clayton

Author C.E. Clayton

About the Author
C. E. Clayton was born and raised in the greater Los Angeles area. After going the traditional career route and becoming restless, she went back to her first love–writing–and hasn’t stopped. She is the author of young adult fantasy series, “The Monster of Selkirk”, the creator of the cyberpunk Eerden Novels, and her horror short stories have appeared in anthologies across the country. When she’s not writing you can find her treating her fur-babies like humans, constantly drinking tea, and trying to convince her husband to go to more concerts. And reading. She does read quite a bit. More about C.E. Clayton, including her blog, book reviews, social media presence, and newsletter, can be found on her website.

 

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Where to Find C.E. Clayton
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Blog Tour – Excerpt – UNWRITTEN by Alex Rosa

 

Today is release day for UNWRITTEN, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, by Alex Rosa

Welcome to the blog tour for UNWRITTEN, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, by Alex Rosa. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt

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UNWRITTEN, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, by Alex Rosa

UNWRITTEN by Alex Rosa

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: UNWRITTEN
Author: Alex Rosa
Release Date: September 15, 2020
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
Hailey Elwood always knew three things: she wanted to be a writer, she didn’t want to run her family diner, and she was madly and unconditionally in love with Caiden Anderson.

When Hailey came to the conclusion that her family would never understand her dream to write, she decided to take her future into her own hands, but what she didn’t expect was Caiden’s ultimatum.

Falling in love with Caiden was easy. Saying goodbye to him was not.

Five years later, Hailey’s debut novel becomes an international bestseller, skyrocketing her to fame, but when her mother passes away, she’s forced to return to her hometown to confront the memories and the man that shaped her first book. She’ll argue it’s fiction, but Caiden knows better.

Hailey wasn’t the only one who was left battered and bruised, and Caiden makes it a point to make her accountable chapter by chapter.

Now with her publisher suddenly pushing her for a sequel, she isn’t sure how to write it when her future is still unwritten.

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UNWRITTEN, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, by Alex Rosa

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Excerpt
This is too much, but then CeeCee shouts, “To Hailey! Welcome back to our daydreamer, our go-getter, and our friend!”

I shake my head back and forth, trying to fight their kindness, feeling my face go red, but I can’t stop smiling. Everyone clinks their glasses with mine clumsily, and I can’t help but laugh. CeeCee winks at me as she brings her shot glass to her lips, and I follow suit.

A chilled caramel flavor slides smoothly down my throat, and I’m greeted with the goofiest smiles from every one of my friends. My heart feels full, and my face feels warm. For a second, I feel like I belong again. Almost like I never left.

I like that we’re older now. The memories I have of when we drank before were always us sneaking bottles out of our parents’ liquor cabinets and avoiding the cops.

Times have changed, but we’re still intact… kind of.

I sigh, realizing that something is missing. We’re not complete. Especially since we all have our other halves. You could assume CeeCee would be mine, but it’s obvious she has Brandon as her other half, and Caiden was technically mine. He always had a place right under my skin, whether I wanted him there or not. He had that effect on me since we were kids. It’s a shame he’s being such a coward about—

“Well, I’ll be dammed,” I hear sputter from Brandon’s lips.

I look at him first, but all my friends are already staring at the door to the bar behind me. I’m terrified to turn around.

Brandon and the boys disperse with secret smiles back to the pool table, beers in hand.

I swallow my nerves. They must be looking at Caiden, right? What else would spark such drama?

I turn around slowly.

My eyes lock on to a guy—I’m almost not sure if it’s him—but my body knows. A vibrating hum starts in my gut and ripples like waves over the surface of my skin.

Caiden.

He walks into the bar with what seems like frantic determination. His eyebrows furrow, seeking out something, eyes darting from one side of the room to the other. My chest constricts, and I clench my fists while trying to fight for air. Five years has done him good, and I decide that maybe I should be mad at him for it. I hate that he fills out his jeans and his simple maroon thermal to near perfection. He drags his hands through his sandy-brown hair that’s been visibly kissed by the sun, and I know it’s only a matter of time until he finds what he’s looking for.

“Leave it to Caiden to say no and then do it anyway,” whispers CeeCee beside me.

I don’t think I’m supposed to hear her, but she’s right. It does sound like him. So much so that it makes his adult appearance a tiny bit more bearable.

CeeCee’s elbow jabs into my side, forcing me to look away.

“What?” I gasp.

She smiles. “You didn’t want me to talk about him before, but he’s taken, you know?”

“He’s what?”

CeeCee’s smile only grows. “But it doesn’t matter.”

I squint. So, this is how she’s going to get me to talk. “You’re right. It doesn’t. He can date whoever he wants.”

She rolls her eyes, realizing her plan to pry information has failed. She retaliates by swiftly walking back to the pool table without another word, leaving me out in the open like a defenseless gazelle. Damn her.

I think I need fresh air. I’m not running; I just need oxygen and space… and whatever. I take a large pull of liquor from my straw, slurping the last bit from beneath the ice, and set it down with a clank.

When I turn back around, Caiden is already standing there a mere five feet away. His eyes are still the color of lush trees in the middle of spring, and all I can do is stare.

He’s not smiling, but he’s not frowning either. Do I know this Caiden anymore?

He’s more like an actual man than I remember. His jaw is more pronounced, accentuating his striking features even under a layer of dark scruff.

His arms are crossed over his broad chest. I’d remember that chest; it’s not anywhere near the slimmer stature it was when we were eighteen. In the darkness, I can make out tattoos on his right arm peeking out from his long sleeve. The sight has my heart winding up like a propeller to a helicopter. The only thing I recognize are his eyes. With each second of silence, his eyes seem to chip away at me, like they always have. He’d win arguments by doing this exact thing. My lips twitch, and so do his, as if he remembers, too.

“Hi, Hailey,” he says in a dark-chocolate tone that I surely don’t remember, but my heart seems to as it jumps to my throat. “It’s been a while.”

I nod. He nods. We nod, like utter, complete strangers. It’s painful.

“I think I need another drink,” flies out of my mouth, and I move past him.

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UNWRITTEN, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, by Alex Rosa

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Author Alex Rosa

Author Alex Rosa

About the Author
Alex Rosa lives in Los Angeles, California. By day she’s a Digital Marketing Manager and by night a writer of swoon-worthy books. With nearly ten years of writing experience, she has published five novels, including the Tryst Series with Intermix, Penguin Random House’s digital imprint.

She finds her home amongst words, whether it be in books or in film. A pop culture fanatic, cemetery creeper, and self-proclaimed nerd, she’s always following her favorite fandoms, the latest foodie finds, or picking her next city excursion or outdoor undertaking.

Her obsessions are on the brink of bizarre, but that’s just the way she likes it..

Where to Find Alex Rosa
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Blog Tour – Excerpt – SWAN LAKE (Swan Series) by L.B. Alexander

 

Welcome to the blog tour for SWAN LAKE, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Swan, by L.B. Alexander

Welcome to the blog tour for SWAN LAKE, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Swan, by L.B. Alexander. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

SWAN LAKE, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Swan, by L.B. Alexander

SWAN LAKE (Swan Series #1) by L.B. Alexander

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
SWAN LAKE
Series: Swan Series #1
Author: L.B. Alexander
Release Date: September 14, 2020
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
And then, there was quiet. 

Physically, I knew nothing had changed. My heart still raced. My legs still shook. My breaths were short and shallow, and my stomach continued to flip. 

But there was an unmistakable hush, and I couldn’t tell if that exquisite solace was sourced from my body or from his. It was as if I’d spent my entire life surrounded by white noise, and I was experiencing true, absolute silence for the first time. 

My fearful body was not dancing to anxiety. 

It was dancing entirely to arousal.

All April wants is a moment of quiet. But due to an ongoing struggle with mental illness, silence has become an elusive privilege she fears she’ll never capture. An eating disorder has brought her burgeoning ballet career to a sudden halt, and a traumatic experience in a strict rehabilitation facility has rendered her more humble than ever. Now that she has returned to her native Southern California, April is content to conceal the dangerous half of herself she fears under a tenuous white mask of control.

But the façade is disrupted when April meets William – her older, mysterious, and disgraced new employer. She finds freedom in him, for like her, he is also two-natured. There’s a mask he shows the world.

And a dark, true half he hides…

A novel in three acts.

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SWAN LAKE, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Swan, by L.B. Alexander

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Excerpt #1
“Mirrors had been such a big part of my life as a dancer; what I’d known of myself, and what I’d known of my worth, was what I’d seen in my reflection.

So I’d been avoiding them for the better part of six months.

And like a vampire, my repulsion for mirrors had only intensified after the strange events of Alyeska.

I didn’t want to risk seeing something that shouldn’t be there.

I kept my gaze on the bathroom counter as I set out my makeup, something else I’d been avoiding for most of the year. Tonight I was to play a new role, and my face needed to look the part.

With a deep breath, I raised my eyes to the mirror and looked at myself, really looked at myself, for the first time in six months.

I worried I’d be unrecognizable, that I’d mutilated myself beyond repair, but to my surprise, I wasn’t staring at a stranger. An old friend, perhaps, who’d certainly changed, and aged, but who thankfully remained somewhat identifiable.

My cheeks weren’t as sunken in, and it looked like flesh had finally begun to return to my lower eyes. My skin was less translucent, and my eyebrows and eyelashes had grown back. My lips had color again, and my irises had returned to their natural unassuming shade of dark blue. And to my continued relief, the bones in my face no longer looked like shards of glass slicing me from the inside.

Layer by layer, from cell to tissue to organ, it looked like my body was finally regenerating.

I powdered my face until my skin became a matte canvas. I painted blush in a very non-daytime color, and I drew a thick, catlike layer of black eyeliner on my upper eyelids. I smudged a smoky powder around my eyes and darkened my lips with a deep red lipstick, aptly named Cardinal.

I tried not to think of it as an omen for impending sins.

I paused to assess my appearance once I’d sprinkled a final layer of highlight on my cheeks. The person staring back at me in the mirror looked…almost pretty. She didn’t look like me. She looked like a better, more confident, enhanced version of me.

She actually looked a lot like my shade, my prideful shade, who hadn’t made any appearances recently, to my relief. I think I may have had dreams about her, dancing in an enchanted forest somewhere like A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but the memories always faded within a few minutes of waking, like smoke disturbed by the wind.

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Author L.B. Alexander

Author L.B. Alexander

About the Author
L.B. Alexander is an American author based in perpetually sunny California, specializing in high romance and women’s fiction. An optimist at heart, and a true believer in happily ever afters, she strives to tell memorable, passionate stories that can intrigue, challenge, arouse and most importantly, inspire.

 

 

 

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Where to find L.B. Alexander
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – A GAME OF FATES (Hades and Persephone Series) by Scarlett St. Clair

 

Welcome to the Book Blitz for A GAME OF FATES, the story of A TOUCH OF DARKNESS as told from Hades point of view, by Scarlett St. Clair

Welcome to the Book Blitz for A GAME OF FATES, the story of A TOUCH OF DARKNESS as told from Hades point of view, by Scarlett St. Clair. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

A GAME OF FATES (Hades and Persephone Series #1.5) by Scarlett St. Clair

A GAME OF FATES (Hades and Persephone Series #1.5) by Scarlett St. Clair

About the Book
Title:
A GAME OF FATES
Series: Hades and Persephone #15
Author: Scarlett St. Clair
Release Date: September 18, 2020
Genre: Urban Mythological Romance/Retelling
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Synopsis
Hades, God of the Underworld, is known for his inflexible rule, luxurious night clubs, and impossible bargains. Used to control, he is not prepared to discover the Fates have chosen his future wife and Queen—Persephone, Goddess of Spring.

Despite her attraction to the god, Persephone, an ambitious journalism student, is determined to expose Hades for his cruel and ruthless ways.

Hades finds himself faced with the impossible—proving his future bride wrong. Regardless of his efforts, there are forces who wish to keep the two apart and Hades comes to realize he will do anything for his forbidden love, even defy Fate.

 

 

 

 

 

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Excerpt #3
What troubles you, my king?” she asked as he approached. “Is it Minthe? May I suggest lye to remedy the situation? It is quite painful when swallowed.”

Hades raised a brow. “Murderous thoughts already, Hecate? It isn’t even noon yet.”

She smiled. “I am more creative at night.”

Hades chuckled, and they fell into a comfortable silence. Hades, lost in his own thoughts. Hecate, staring at the moon. After a moment, she asked him again, “What troubles you?”

“The Fates,” he said.

“Oh, the besties. What have they done?”

“They have given me a wife,” he said, raising both his brows. “Demeter’s daughter.”

Hecate laughed and quickly covered her mouth with her hand at Hades’ arched glance.

“S-Sorry,” she said, and cleared her throat, composing herself. “Is she horrible?”

“No,” Hades said. “That’s probably the worst part. She is beautiful.”

“Then why are you so glum?”

Hades explained the trajectory of his evening in as few words as possible—Aphrodite’s bargain, seeing Persephone for the first time, realizing his primal reaction to claim her was unusual, and uncovering the thread that connected them.

“You should have seen how she looked at me when she realized who I was. She was horrified.”

“I doubt she was horrified,” Hecate said. “Surprised, perhaps—maybe even mortified if her thoughts were anything like yours.”

Hecate gave him a knowing look, but Hades was not so sure. Hecate had not been there.

“I have never known you to back down from a challenge, Hades.”

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A GAME OF FATES (Hades and Persephone Series #1.5) by Scarlett St. Clair

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Get Caught Up on the Series

Book 1: A TOUCH OF DARKNESS
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Author Scarlett St. Clair

Author Scarlett St. Clair

About the Author
Scarlett St. Clair lives in Oklahoma with her husband. She has a Master’s degree in Library Science and Information Studies and spends a lot of time researching reincarnation, unsolved murders and Greek mythology-all of which made it into her debut novel, When Stars Come Out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Where to find Scarlett S. Clair
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Blog Tour – Excerpt – WHEN THE EARL MET HIS MATCH (Wedded by Scandal Series) by Stacy Reid

 

Welcome to the blog tour for WHEN THE EARL MET HIS MATCH, the fourth book in the adult regency romance series, Wedded by Scandal, by USA Today bestselling author, Stacy Reid

Welcome to the blog tour for WHEN THE EARL MET HIS MATCH, the fourth book in the adult regency romance series, Wedded by Scandal, by USA Today bestselling author, Stacy Reid. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

WHEN THE EARL MET HIS MATCH, the fourth book in the adult regency romance series, Wedded by Scandal, by USA Today bestselling author, Stacy Reid

WHEN THE EARL MET HIS MATCH (Wedded by Scandal Series) by Stacy Reid

About the Book
Title:
WHEN THE EARL MET HIS MATCH
Series: Wedded by Scandal Series #4
Author: Stacy Reid
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: September 14, 2020
Genre: Adult Regency Romance
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Synopsis

When Hugh Winthrop, the future Earl of Albury, decides to advertise for a wife in the London paper, he never expected an anonymous response from a woman who matches him wit for wit. Their back-and-forth letters on the true nature of love, something they disagree on wholeheartedly, leave him shocked—and intrigued. But then the woman he’s been corresponding with shows up on his doorstep, enticingly beautiful and offering a marriage of convenience in exchange for his protection…

Lady Phoebe Maitland expected to marry for love and nothing else, until the man she gave her trust betrayed her. The more intrigued she becomes by the mysterious and devastatingly handsome Hugh, however, the more she realizes he’s holding back from opening his heart due to long-held secrets she struggles to understand. As passion flares wickedly between them, their marriage bed is quick to heat up. But when Phoebe’s past threatens to destroy the fragile bond they’ve formed, even a budding belief in love might not be enough to save them.

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Excerpt
He cupped her cheeks, dipped slightly, and kissed her with violent tenderness. This Phoebe had not expected, and in his embrace, she felt the force of his grief, the pain, and the desperation of his loss. She tasted something dark and dangerous, something sweet and hot, something never felt before in all the kisses they had exchanged.

With a gasp, her lips parted, allowing him inside, and he plundered, ravishing her lips over and over. Odd and terrifying sensations crashed against her senses when his mouth slanted over hers with greed and something fierce that she was unable to identify. When he released Phoebe, her lips felt bruised, her heart felt alive, and her body…she trembled to be closer to him.

He gently pushed her away from him, but she took a step forward, and he moved back, shaking his head slowly, the indifferent veil cracking and raw and powerful hunger leaping in his eyes. His finger jerked as he said, “No, not like this.”
“What is not like this?” she asked softly, though she knew. Dear God, she knew for something hot and a bit scary trembled low in her belly. The air was chilled, but her palms were dampened with sweat.

“This first time we make love…will not be when I am feeling so much.”

Awareness blossomed through her and her lips parted in wonder. Control was very important to her husband. All those nights he had kissed her, and when their passion had burned around them, he would always pull away, the hands braced above her head trembling. A few deep breaths later, his kisses would change, and then he would hold her in his arms, and they slept.

She had been wondering how to seduce him when every night after kissing her endlessly he would disappear to the lake. She would sit at the window and watch him swim, admiring his body but lacking the courage to follow him. The one night she had drummed up the nerve and went down there had once again turned into them laughing and romping as if they were loons.

After she’d dipped her toe into the water and yelped at the coldness, he had hauled himself from the water with a dare in his eyes. She had shrieked and sprinted away, knowing he was chasing her. He had caught her in the hallway and flung her over his shoulder and made his way to their bedroom. Though her heart had pounded with such anticipation, he had only kissed her forehead before bundling her under the sheets, then joined her.

She tested his limits, threatened the icy clasp he had on his feelings.

I make you lose control. “Our first time will be like this,” she said softly. “I want the real you in my bed, making me burn with pleasure.”

His eyes darkened, and he could only stare at her.

“If you will admit it…we’ve had each other already.”

A flush mounted on his cheek, and he stepped back one more step. Phoebe ran to him in a few steps and jumped. Shock flared in his gaze, but he caught her effortlessly, and she scandalously wrapped her legs around his hips, uncaring dress and pelisse had ridden up to her thighs and her stocking-clad legs and half boots were on display. Now they were face to face.

“Every night you’ve been running from me to the lake, trying to drown the images in your mind of taking me. In your thoughts you are not controlled, are you, my husband?” She nipped the corner of his lips. “You ravish me. And the desperate hunger that fills you scares you.”

He shook his head slowly, as if in a daze.

“You cannot deny it, for I know it because I too have had you,” she whispered, right at his ear.

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Author Stacy Reid

Author Stacy Reid

About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Stacy Reid writes sensual Historical and Paranormal Romances and is the published author of over twenty books. Her debut novella The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding was a 2015 HOLT Award of Merit recipient in the Romance Novella category, and her bestselling Wedded by Scandal series is recommended as Top picks at Night Owl Reviews, Fresh Fiction Reviews, and The Romance Reviews.

Stacy lives a lot in the worlds she creates and actively speaks to her characters (aloud). She has a warrior way “Never give up on dreams!” When she’s not writing, Stacy spends a copious amount of time binge-watching series like The Walking Dead, Altered Carbon, Rise of the Phoenixes, Ten Miles of Peach Blossom, Love and Redemption, and playing video games with her love. She also has a weakness for ice cream and will have it as her main course.

 

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Where to find Stacy Reid
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – THE PEOPLE WE MEET ALONG THE WAY by Beth Rinyu

 

Welcome to the book blitz for THE PEOPLE WE MEET ALONG THE WAY, a stand-alone women's fiction novel, by Beth Rinyu

Welcome to the book blitz for THE PEOPLE WE MEET ALONG THE WAY, a stand-alone women’s fiction novel, by Beth Rinyu. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Cover to THE PEOPLE WE MEET ALONG THE WAY, a stand-alone women's fiction novel, by Beth Rinyu, releasing September 17, 2020

THE PEOPLE WE MEET ALONG THE WAY by Beth Rinyu

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Title: THE PEOPLE WE MEET ALONG THE WAY
Author: Beth Rinyu
Release Date: September 17, 2020
Genre:
Women’s Fiction
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Synopsis
Would you be able to grant the same forgiveness that you’re so desperately seeking yourself?

Jillian O’Rourke’s marriage died long before her husband’s tragic accident. Years of battling with infertility and demanding careers melted their once solid relationship. Bearing the burden of guilt over his death, Jillian gets lost in despair and a series of “what-ifs”. But one chance encounter with a stranger, changes everything. Now being faced with newfound knowledge and a painful decision, Jillian must push past her anger, learn to forgive and open her heart in ways she never could’ve imagined. As she comes to grips with the devastation of her past, she learns to embrace the possibility of a future she never thought possible. A bittersweet story of love, forgiveness, and the unexpected destiny that is sometimes handed to us in life from the people we meet along the way.

 

 

 

 

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THE PEOPLE WE MEET ALONG THE WAY, a stand-alone women's fiction novel, by Beth Rinyu

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Excerpt #2
“I just wish you didn’t hate me so much.” I concentrated on the coffee in my cup as I swirled the wooden stirrer round and round.

“I don’t hate you,” I said, focusing my attention back to him. “I hate what we did. I hate that I let it define who I was for so long, and I hate that I hurt someone I cared about so much because of it. But I don’t hate you—you were just one of the many cracks in my life.”

He creased his forehead. “I don’t understand.”

I gazed at him long and hard, finally fearless of the shame the man staring back at me conjured up inside of me. He held no control over me, and he never had. I stood up and pushed my chair in as he sat there waiting for an explanation. “And I wouldn’t have expected you to. Goodbye, Jonathan.”

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THE PEOPLE WE MEET ALONG THE WAY, a stand-alone women's fiction novel, by Beth Rinyu

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Author Beth Rinyu

Author Beth Rinyu

About the Author
Ever since I can remember, I have always enjoyed Creative Writing. There was always something about being able to travel to a different place or become a different person with just the stroke of a pen – or in today’s world a touch of the keyboard.

My life is not as interesting as my books or the characters in them, but then again whose life is? I’m a mom of twin teenage boys,a crazy Border Collie and a cat with an identity crisis! I guess you can say writing is my form of Calgon!

Thanks for taking the time to learn about my books and me! If you decide to read them (and I hope you do!) please be sure to go on and review it for me – yes, even if you don’t like it!

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Where to Find Beth Rinyu
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Cover Reveal – THE DATING PLAN by Sara Desai

 

Author Sara Desai is revealing the cover to THE DATING PLAN, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, releasing March 16, 2021

Author Sara Desai is revealing the cover to THE DATING PLAN, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, releasing March 16, 2021. See below for cover, preorder links, and a link to add it to your Goodreads.

THE DATING PLAN, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, by Sara Desai

THE DATING PLAN by Sara Desai

About the Book
Title:
THE DATING PLAN
Author: Sara Desai
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: March 16, 2021
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon IT | Amazon DE | Amazon FR | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
Even with a step-by-step plan, these fake fiancés might accidentally fall for each other in this hilarious, heartfelt romantic comedy from the author of The Marriage Game, featured in Oprah Magazine, Buzzfeed, PopSugar, Teen Vogue, Frolic, Bustle, She Reads, NPR & more!

Daisy Patel is a software engineer who understands lists and logic better than bosses and boyfriends. With her life all planned out, and no interest in love, the one thing she can’t give her family is the marriage they expect. Left with few options, she asks her childhood crush to be her decoy fiancé.

Liam Murphy is a venture capitalist with something to prove. When he learns that his inheritance is contingent on being married, he realizes his best friend’s little sister has the perfect solution to his problem. A marriage of convenience will get Daisy’s matchmaking relatives off her back and fulfill the terms of his late grandfather’s will. If only he hadn’t broken her tender teenage heart nine years ago…

Sparks fly when Daisy and Liam go on a series of dates to legitimize their fake relationship. Too late, they realize that very little is convenient about their arrangement. History and chemistry aren’t about to follow the rules of this engagement.

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THE DATING PLAN, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, by Sara Desai

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Author Sara Desai

Author Sara Desai

About the Author
Sara Desai has been a lawyer, radio DJ, marathon runner, historian, bouncer and librarian. She lives on Vancouver Island with her husband, kids and an assortment of forest creatures who think they are pets. Sara writes sexy romantic comedy and contemporary romance with a multicultural twist. When not laughing at her own jokes, Sara can be found eating nachos.

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Sara Desai
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD (Seven Brides for Seven Mothers Series) by Whitney Dineen

 

Welcome to the book blitz for LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD, the first book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Seven Brides for Seven Mothers, by Whitney Dineen

Welcome to the book blitz for LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD, the first book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Seven Brides for Seven Mothers, by Whitney Dineen. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD, the first book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Seven Brides for Seven Mothers, by Whitney Dineen

LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD (Seven Brides for Seven Mothers Series #1) by Whitney Dineen

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Title:
LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD
Series: Seven Brides for Seven Mothers Series #1
Author: Whitney Dineen
Release Date: September 15, 2020
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT 

Synopsis
Who doesn’t want their mom to play Cupid?

Addison Cooper had planned on an all-expense paid vacation to the Cayman Islands to celebrate her most recent business success. Instead, she’s trekking to the outback of Oregon to help a friend of her mother’s.

Reclusive novelist Brogan Cavanaugh’s new thriller just hit the New York Times Best Seller list. To reward himself, he was planning to spend the summer at his family’s fishing cabin until his mom unexpectedly calls in a favor.

Even though moms Libby and Ruby have been best friends since they were college roommates, Addison and Brogan have barely spent time in each other’s company. And when they did, things didn’t go well.

How will they react when they start to suspect their interfering mothers are setting them up?

Find out in this deliciously funny rom-com about mothers who really do know best and the children who don’t know they need them.

 

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LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD, the first book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Seven Brides for Seven Mothers, by Whitney Dineen

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Excerpt
Something is definitely up.

Brogan interrupts his mom, “Where are you thinking about setting up a glamping site?”

“We have those old cabins up near the fishing cabin. I thought that would be the ideal place,” she tells him.

He visibly jolts. “No one has stayed in those in years. At this point they’re probably more shack than cabin.”

“That’s why I want to do something with them now. I thought Addie could check them out and get a feel for what we’d need to do to make them worthy of the glamping title.”

She’s got to be kidding! Before I can express my shock, Brogan lets out a great big boisterous that’s-the-most-ridiculous- thing-I’ve-ever-heard-of laugh. He sounds borderline hysterical.

“What are you laughing at?” I demand.

‘I just can’t see you being interested in a project like this, that’s all.”

“I’ve decorated resorts that specialize in all kinds of different things.”

“Don’t be rude, Brogan,” Ruby admonishes her son. “Addison is an accomplished young woman known the world over for her innovative designs.”

“I’m sure,” he says. “But she’s known for fancy five-star designs, not something like this.”

“Are you saying I can’t do it?” More than anything this gets my dander up. I am first and foremost a professional. “How about a little wager?” I ask him.

“I’m game if you are. I bet you can’t spend a week up there without running home to New York.”

I never said anything about staying up there. But instead of pointing that out, I knowingly and ill-advisedly declare, “I could do that in my sleep. In fact,” —and here’s where I totally lose my mind— “I raise your week to a month. What do you think about that?”

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LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD, the first book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Seven Brides for Seven Mothers, by Whitney Dineen

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Author W.B. Dineen

Author W.B. Dineen

About the Author
Whitney loves to laugh, play with her kids, bake, and eat french fries — not always in that order. Whitney is a multi-award-winning author of romcoms, non-fiction humor, and middle reader fiction. Basically, she writes whatever the voices in her head tell her to.  She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband, Jimmy, where they raise children, chickens, and organic vegetables.

Gold Medal winner at the International Readers’ Favorite Awards, 2017.
Silver medal winner at the International Readers’ Favorite Awards, 2015, 2016.
Finalist RONE Awards, 2016.
Finalist at the IRFA 2016, 2017.
Finalist at the Book Excellence Awards, 2017
Finalist Top Shelf Indie Book Awards, 2017

 

.Where to Find W.B. Dineen
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Release Day – UNWRITTEN by Alex Rosa

 

Today is release day for UNWRITTEN, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, by Alex Rosa

Today is release day for UNWRITTEN, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, by Alex Rosa. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive teaser.

UNWRITTEN, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, by Alex Rosa

UNWRITTEN by Alex Rosa

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Title: UNWRITTEN
Author: Alex Rosa
Release Date: September 15, 2020
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
Hailey Elwood always knew three things: she wanted to be a writer, she didn’t want to run her family diner, and she was madly and unconditionally in love with Caiden Anderson.

When Hailey came to the conclusion that her family would never understand her dream to write, she decided to take her future into her own hands, but what she didn’t expect was Caiden’s ultimatum.

Falling in love with Caiden was easy. Saying goodbye to him was not.

Five years later, Hailey’s debut novel becomes an international bestseller, skyrocketing her to fame, but when her mother passes away, she’s forced to return to her hometown to confront the memories and the man that shaped her first book. She’ll argue it’s fiction, but Caiden knows better.

Hailey wasn’t the only one who was left battered and bruised, and Caiden makes it a point to make her accountable chapter by chapter.

Now with her publisher suddenly pushing her for a sequel, she isn’t sure how to write it when her future is still unwritten.

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UNWRITTEN, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, by Alex Rosa

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Author Alex Rosa

Author Alex Rosa

About the Author
Alex Rosa lives in Los Angeles, California. By day she’s a Digital Marketing Manager and by night a writer of swoon-worthy books. With nearly ten years of writing experience, she has published five novels, including the Tryst Series with Intermix, Penguin Random House’s digital imprint.

She finds her home amongst words, whether it be in books or in film. A pop culture fanatic, cemetery creeper, and self-proclaimed nerd, she’s always following her favorite fandoms, the latest foodie finds, or picking her next city excursion or outdoor undertaking.

Her obsessions are on the brink of bizarre, but that’s just the way she likes it..

Where to Find Alex Rosa
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Release Day – SWAN LAKE (Swan Series) by L.B. Alexander

 

Today is release day for SWAN LAKE, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Swan, by L.B. Alexander.

Today is release day for SWAN LAKE, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Swan, by L.B. Alexander. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

SWAN LAKE, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Swan, by L.B. Alexander

SWAN LAKE (Swan Series #1) by L.B. Alexander

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Title:
SWAN LAKE
Series: Swan Series #1
Author: L.B. Alexander
Release Date: September 14, 2020
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
And then, there was quiet. 

Physically, I knew nothing had changed. My heart still raced. My legs still shook. My breaths were short and shallow, and my stomach continued to flip. 

But there was an unmistakable hush, and I couldn’t tell if that exquisite solace was sourced from my body or from his. It was as if I’d spent my entire life surrounded by white noise, and I was experiencing true, absolute silence for the first time. 

My fearful body was not dancing to anxiety. 

It was dancing entirely to arousal.

All April wants is a moment of quiet. But due to an ongoing struggle with mental illness, silence has become an elusive privilege she fears she’ll never capture. An eating disorder has brought her burgeoning ballet career to a sudden halt, and a traumatic experience in a strict rehabilitation facility has rendered her more humble than ever. Now that she has returned to her native Southern California, April is content to conceal the dangerous half of herself she fears under a tenuous white mask of control.

But the façade is disrupted when April meets William – her older, mysterious, and disgraced new employer. She finds freedom in him, for like her, he is also two-natured. There’s a mask he shows the world.

And a dark, true half he hides…

A novel in three acts.

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Excerpt
“Close your eyes, and open your mouth,” he said.

Instantly there was darkness as I automatically obliged.

“You, April, are two-natured. Half of you is pure. Chaste. Modest and fearful. Timid, sweet, and virginal. This is the part of yourself you choose to show the world,” William said.

I jumped when I suddenly felt his fingertips on my face, slowly trailing across my jaw.

“But there’s another half of you…the half you keep bound, and hidden. I saw it at Alyeska, and again at Demimonde. And, April…it’s passionate. It’s fierce. It’s powerful. It’s greedy. It’s…raw sex,” he said, and he placed the strawberry in my mouth.

I couldn’t contain my moan at the first taste of the creamy confection, melting on my tongue in a sumptuous wave. I could feel every taste receptor activating in fervor, far more intense than what I remembered of a sugar high. My entire body felt overstimulated by the highly concentrated sweet.

I licked my lips and swallowed the sinful fruit. “Open your eyes,” William commanded.

I obeyed, and it seemed as if the world around us had disappeared. William, in front of me, was my beginning and end. His pupils were enlarged, and his mouth was slightly parted.

He licked his lips.

“I can smell submission on your skin, April. Tonight, I want to taste it.”

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SWAN LAKE, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Swan, by L.B. Alexander

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Author L.B. Alexander

Author L.B. Alexander

About the Author
L.B. Alexander is an American author based in perpetually sunny California, specializing in high romance and women’s fiction. An optimist at heart, and a true believer in happily ever afters, she strives to tell memorable, passionate stories that can intrigue, challenge, arouse and most importantly, inspire.

 

 

 

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Where to find L.B. Alexander
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Blog Tour – Excerpt – THE JEALOUSY OF JALICE (A Disaster of Dokojin Series) by Jesse Nolan Bailey

 

Welcome to the blog tour for THE JEALOUSY OF JALICE, the first book in the adult dark fantasy series, A Disaster of Dokojin, by Jesse Nolan Bailey

Welcome to the blog tour for THE JEALOUSY OF JALICE, the first book in the adult dark fantasy series, A Disaster of Dokojin, by Jesse Nolan Bailey. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on his giveaway.

THE JEALOUSY OF JALICE, the first book in the adult dark fantasy series, A Disaster of Dokojin, by Jesse Nolan Bailey

THE JEALOUSY OF JALICE (A Disaster of Dokojin Series #1) by Jesse Nolan Bailey

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Title:
THE JEALOUSY OF JALICE
Series: A Disaster of Dokojin Series #1
Author: Jesse Nolan Bailey
Release Date: May 19, 2020
Genre: Adult Dark Fantasy
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Synopsis
The Realms have split apart, the Stones of Elation have been hidden, and warnings of dokojin drift among the tribes.

The land and its people are corrupted. The Sachem, chief of the Unified Tribes, is to blame.

It is this conviction that drives Annilasia and Delilee to risk their lives. Afraid of the aether magic he wields, they enact a subtler scheme: kidnap his wife. In her place, Delilee will pretend to be the chieftess and spy on the Sachem.

Unaware of this plot against her husband, Jalice is whisked away by Annilasia. Pleading with her captor proves futile, and she rejects Annilasia’s delusional accusations against the chief. After all, the Sachem has brought peace to the land.

Yet a dangerous truth hides in Jalice’s past. As she and Annilasia flee through a forest of insidious threats, they must confront the evil plaguing the tribes and the events that unleashed it.

 

 

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Excerpt #3
A force pushed Jalice from the arrow’s path. Her vision blurred.

The arrow whistled past, followed by a sharp sting around her earlobe. Jalice landed on the ground with a grunt. Blinking at the loose strands of hair that tickled her eyelashes, she regained focus. The forest came into view, and her gaze settled on a nearby figure, lying a few feet away. She squealed when she realized it was Annilasia.

“We need to run,” said Annilasia. She sprang up and crouched low to the ground as if ready to sprint away.

Jalice didn’t move, paralyzed by the sickening fact that, had it not been for Annilasia, she would be dead. The archer had still fired his arrow, despite his clear view of Jalice. She desperately attempted to rationalize this. Perhaps he had been aiming at Annilasia. Perhaps he had been trying to save Jalice from the tillishu.

Annilasia scrambled across fallen leaves and muddy earth over to Jalice. “Get up, and run,” she commanded.

Another arrow whistled by and landed with a thud in the dirt. Jalice yelped and kicked against the soft earth, throwing gobs of mud into the air. The archer was still firing. Surely he intended to strike down Annilasia, not Jalice. Yet the uncertainty of this terrorized her.

Powerful arms heaved Jalice to her feet, leaving her no choice but to run.

Annilasia was right. There was no denying it now. The archer had intended to strike Jalice. As she relented to her captor’s command to flee, Jalice’s mind remained fixated on the archer. There had to be an explanation.

She glanced over her shoulder and panicked when she realized she was alone again. She halted and searched the forest for signs of Annilasia and the archer. As she spun around, a dark shadow interrupted her vision and she fell back with a cry. Unable to brace herself with her hands, she landed on her back, pain searing across both shoulders. The warped treetops and a dark silhouette loomed above her. Jalice let out another muffled scream against the gag.

A large man, much stockier than the archer but bearing the same red and gold streaks of paint, stood with his arms extended over his head. He clutched a massive sword, with its tip pointed towards the sky.

Jalice thrashed her legs and yelped, but it was too late. The man’s face strained as he brought his arms down. The blade flashed in the air, but everything in that moment slowed. This was it. She was going to die. Her eyes snapped shut, and she braced for the final blow.

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Author Jesse Nolan Bailey

Author Jesse Nolan Bailey

About the Author
Enthralled by the magic that written stories contain, Jesse Nolan Bailey has always wanted to be an author. With his debut novel finally released to the masses, he can now claim such title with relief. He lives in Durham, North Carolina, where he has embraced the equally-gratifying lifework of hosting a trio of spoiled cats.

 

 

 

 

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Where to find Jesse Nolan Bailey
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Release Day – WHEN THE EARL MET HIS MATCH (Wedded by Scandal Series) by Stacy Reid

 

Today is release day for WHEN THE EARL MET HIS MATCH, the fourth book in the adult regency romance series, Wedded by Scandal, by USA Today bestselling author, Stacy Reid

Today is release day for WHEN THE EARL MET HIS MATCH, the fourth book in the adult regency romance series, Wedded by Scandal, by USA Today bestselling author, Stacy Reid. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

WHEN THE EARL MET HIS MATCH, the fourth book in the adult regency romance series, Wedded by Scandal, by USA Today bestselling author, Stacy Reid

WHEN THE EARL MET HIS MATCH (Wedded by Scandal Series) by Stacy Reid

About the Book
Title:
WHEN THE EARL MET HIS MATCH
Series: Wedded by Scandal Series #4
Author: Stacy Reid
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: September 14, 2020
Genre: Adult Regency Romance
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Synopsis

When Hugh Winthrop, the future Earl of Albury, decides to advertise for a wife in the London paper, he never expected an anonymous response from a woman who matches him wit for wit. Their back-and-forth letters on the true nature of love, something they disagree on wholeheartedly, leave him shocked—and intrigued. But then the woman he’s been corresponding with shows up on his doorstep, enticingly beautiful and offering a marriage of convenience in exchange for his protection…

Lady Phoebe Maitland expected to marry for love and nothing else, until the man she gave her trust betrayed her. The more intrigued she becomes by the mysterious and devastatingly handsome Hugh, however, the more she realizes he’s holding back from opening his heart due to long-held secrets she struggles to understand. As passion flares wickedly between them, their marriage bed is quick to heat up. But when Phoebe’s past threatens to destroy the fragile bond they’ve formed, even a budding belief in love might not be enough to save them.

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Excerpt
Dear A Gentleman of Distinction and Wealth,

For reasons that must be evident to a man of your stature, I’ll not reveal my identity. Though I confess a part of me doubts your capacity for reasoning, given the situation that has prompted me to pen this letter to you. Please, do know I am a lady of quality, and I find the notion of your advert seeking a wife to be insupportable and truly worthy of a cad! I cannot apologize for my boldness, for surely you would grasp that I am insincere about it. Nor do I flatter myself to think you would care about the opinions of a lady with whom you are not intimately acquainted, but I am still encouraged to reply.

I daresay, though we ladies are expected to be prim, proper, respectable at all times, and in possession of all our teeth and also to be pretty enough, you will find that we are more than the biddable creatures society expects us to be. A lady of quality and good sense would require at least a few poems, flowers, artful conversations, and long walks in the park for a man to be deemed worthy of marriage. Clearly, you’ve lacked any sort of respect or affections for the gentler sex. I would be astonished if you should receive handsome feedback, or should I be more astonished if there was silence, since you have vaunted your wealth? Dare I ask why a man of your distinction would not display the required civility and properties and court the lady you wish to affiance? What about love? And friendship? Are those not the true foundations upon which one should desire to build a marriage?

Sincerely,

A Curious Lady.

Phoebe left no forwarding address and gave instruction to the footman to have the letter delivered post-haste and that he should await a reply if said gentleman desired to send one.

To her discredit, she could not help but anticipate hearing from the rude man. A few days later, Phoebe was astonished when the butler delivered a letter to her upon a silver slaver in the palatial library of her home. The book she’d been reading, Ivanhoe Walter Scott, was quickly forgotten when Mr. Martin indicated the man had paid her rider to bear his letter to her and even awaited her reply.

Though she’d hoped, Phoebe hadn’t much expected an answer to her scathing letter.

Dear Curious Lady,

I’ll not thank you for your aggrieved letter or waste my time with polite sallies. I can conceive of nothing more tiresome than inane pleasantries, especially those of the hypocritical variety. I find I am similarly compelled to reply to your…boldness. A wife is a helpmate, who will run her husband’s household well, educate any children on propriety befitting their station in life, and should endeavor to keep her husband company loyally. Love has little to do with it. If not for the most pressing circumstances, I believe I would have tried my hand at wooing, though I cannot say I would have done so by long walks and reciting poetry. I am not sure what that would reveal other than that I have sturdy legs and can read.

By the by, given your lack of returned address, I’ve prevailed upon your servant to deliver my letter to you and return your replies to me should you have any. I shall pay him handsomely for his efforts.

Yours,

A Gentleman of Distinction and Wealth.

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Author Stacy Reid

Author Stacy Reid

About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Stacy Reid writes sensual Historical and Paranormal Romances and is the published author of over twenty books. Her debut novella The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding was a 2015 HOLT Award of Merit recipient in the Romance Novella category, and her bestselling Wedded by Scandal series is recommended as Top picks at Night Owl Reviews, Fresh Fiction Reviews, and The Romance Reviews.

Stacy lives a lot in the worlds she creates and actively speaks to her characters (aloud). She has a warrior way “Never give up on dreams!” When she’s not writing, Stacy spends a copious amount of time binge-watching series like The Walking Dead, Altered Carbon, Rise of the Phoenixes, Ten Miles of Peach Blossom, Love and Redemption, and playing video games with her love. She also has a weakness for ice cream and will have it as her main course.

 

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