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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – REMAKING CHRISTMAS by Derra Snow

REMAKING CHRISTMAS Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for REMAKING CHRISTMAS, a stand-alone adult contemporary holiday romance, by Derra Snow. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

REMAKING CHRISTMAS by Derra Snow

REMAKING CHRISTMAS by Derra Snow

About Book 1 – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: REMAKING CHRISTMAS
Author: Derra Snow
Release Date: June 11, 2019
Genre: Adult Contemporary Holiday Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
Ada’s love life is a wreck. She knows true love and happily-ever-afters only exist in the books she reads.

It’s Christmas again. For the first time, she’s going to Green Mountain Inn to get away from her woes. But there’s not the only reason. It’s her favorite romance author Patricia Millett’s rumored hangout spot.

There, Ada runs into Warren, a charming guy, who’s also has his share of woes. But there’s more to Warren than just his good looks, something Ada could never imagine. And Ada soon finds herself lured by the hope of romance that has failed her terribly before. Will Warren restore trust her trust in love or become yet another mistake?

 

 

 

 

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Excerpt
Turning, Ada saw the last person she expected to.

“It’s you,” she said.

“It’s you,” he said. 

Still, Ada didn’t know what to say. Last time, he’d basically run away from her like she had a catching case of pneumonia, and now he was genuinely happy to see her? 

Was this guy bipolar something? Either that or suffering from some dark secret.

Well, Ada reflected a bit sadly, we all have our secrets.

“Sorry about before,” he said now. “This place has a lot of memories for me. Good and bad. I’m still trying to get over the bad.”

“It’s okay,” Ada admitted. “I came here to get over some things, too.”

He nodded, not prying more. That worked for Ada just fine. She wouldn’t ask him to show her his if he didn’t ask her to show him hers.

Warren’s gaze had moved to the cookies in her hand. “Good choice.”

Ada’s brow rose – really?

Warren gave an adorable, crooked smile that Ada was starting to realize was his signature. “Ok, got me. Main thing is, are you a cookie and book type of person or not?”

“Definitely,” Ada said. “Although we probably don’t like the same type of books.”

” Try me.”

“Okay.” Ada could feel her cheeks heating up already. Harlequins were her guilty pleasure, emphasis on the guilty. She never had any problem confiding in other women of her little hobby, but for some reason, maybe because of Robbie’s outright mockery of them, she always had trouble telling men. “Okay. I read romances.”

Warren’s face, sometimes such an open book, was hard to read. 

“There,” Ada said. “Laugh if you want. But I even came here because I heard one of my favorite romance novelists Patricia Millett does.”

“I’m not going to laugh,” he said simply.

“But you think it’s stupid,” Ada persisted.

“No,” he said. “Not at all. There’s something about romances that other books don’t have. Maybe it’s the happy endings or the belief of the best in human relationships, I don’t know. But whatever it is, it’s nothing worth taking lightly or laughing about.”

Ada’s jaw dropped. “What are you, some kind of literature prof?”

“Something like that, yeah.”

“Aren’t you going to ask what my job is?” she teased.

“Only if you want me to.”

“No,” she decided. Her office job bored her to tears. “Ask me about my cat.”

“All right. Tell me about your cat.”

Ada was about to say, I could do you one better and have you meet him, but she clamped her lips shut. What was going on with her?

Being around Warren like this made her forget herself. She felt so open and free, like she could say anything, and he would still smile at her with those kind eyes. She felt like she’d lost ten years in ten minutes. 

Ada bit her lip. She had to be careful. Despite how she left, she hardly knew Warren, and hardly even knew what he did for a living. Literature professor? Was he serious?

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About the Author
Derra Snow loves clean and wholesome romance and the surrealism that winter brings. Hence, what better way to express her love for both elements than writing Christmas romance. She is also a firm believer that true love never comes easy and any love that’s worth living for deserve a second chance.

Where to find Darra Snow
Goodreads | Booksprout

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – LOST HORIZON (Oz in Space) by Michelle Hercules

LOST HORIZON Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for LOST HORIZON, the first book in the young adult fantasy romance series, Oz in Space, by USA Today bestselling author, Michelle Hercules. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

LOST HORIZON (Oz in Space #1) by Michelle Hercules

LOST HORIZON (Oz in Space #1) by Michelle Hercules

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: LOST HORIZON
Series: Oz in Space #1
Author: Michelle Hercules
Release Date: June 14, 2019
Genre:
 Young Adult Fantasy Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
A magical planet torn apart by war. A defiant space pilot cadet determined to save the ones she loves. The adventure of a lifetime.

Oz like you have never seen before.

Space Academy prodigy Dorothy Hanson doesn’t have time for love nonsense. She has one goal, complete the mission her parents started before their untimely death.

When a cosmic disturbance hits the Kansas Space Station, Dorothy seizes that opportunity to go on her first space voyage. She didn’t expect to be sucked into a vortex nor land on a strange planet ravaged by war.

Stranded, she must embark on a perilous mission to the Land of Oz, the only nation that possesses the technology to send her home. Three strangers join Dorothy in her quest, all carrying reasons of their own for reaching Emerald City. A man without memories marked with a strange symbol on his face. A cyborg with a chip on his shoulder and a mysterious past. And a scarred hellioncat plagued by nightmares in the dark.

Dorothy doesn’t know if she can trust them, but as their journey progresses, their bond becomes stronger and Dorothy’s feelings evolve from suspicion to caring too much. Torn between contradicting emotions, she must find the strength to fight the evil forces that stack up against them along the way. Surviving the trip on the yellow road is priority number one, but can she survive losing her heart?

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Excerpt #2
The sky is midnight blue with no stars or any moons in sight. I feel so strange, staring at the alien canvas. It’s almost like there’s something wrong with it. There’s no sign of Mirus, which makes me worried the celestial being has left the orbit of Oz. The last time it appeared in our solar system, it only stayed for a few weeks.

Toto becomes restless in my arms, as if he’s picking up on my somber mood. His movements remind me that my wrists are still bound.

“Hey, Metal Pants. Can we stop now?”

The cyborg whirls around. The shadows across the planes of his face make the sharp edges even more pronounced. His robotic eye shines blue for a moment before the light dims.

“Do you need to pee?”

Heat rushes to my cheeks. I’m glad it’s dark and he can’t see how his simple question made me mortified for no reason.

“Why are you getting all flustered? Are you one of those girls who gets embarrassed about everything?”

My jaw drops. “How did you know … ugh, never mind. That special eye of yours has an infrared sensor, doesn’t it?”

Even in the gloom, I catch the slight upturn of his lips. “Among other things.”

“Dorothy’s wrists are still bound. Do you have anything that can cut through the bindings?” the sorcerer pipes in.

“Right.” The cyborg approaches, stopping only one step away from invading my personal space.

Involuntarily, tension spreads through my body, and I clutch Toto tighter.

“Relax,” he continues. “I’m not going to hurt you.”

“Are you implying I’m afraid of you?”

He cocks his head to the side, his long bangs covering a portion of his face. “Your heartbeat says so.”

“Stop reading my vitals with your freakish eye,” I snap.

The cyborg’s chest expands right before he releases a loud gale of air through his mouth. “Put your robo-dog down if you don’t want his body damaged.”

Still glaring at him, I set Toto on the ground. The poor dog runs to the sorcerer, hiding between his legs with a whine.

To show I’m not scared of the cyborg like Toto is, I lift my chin and raise my bound hands. “All right. Do your thing.” When the cyborg arches one eyebrow, I amend. “Please?”

He lifts his mechanical hand. From his index finger, a small knife slides out. In one swift move, he cuts the leather bindings from my wrists as if they were made out of butter.

“That’s a sharp blade you have there. Planning on scalping anyone?” I rub my wrists.

The cyborg grins again. “Not today.”

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Author Michelle Hercules

Author Michelle Hercules

About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Michelle Hercules always knew creative arts were her calling but not in a million years did she think she would write a novel. With a background in fashion design she thought she would follow that path. But one day, out of the blue, she had an idea for a book. One page turned into ten pages, ten pages turned into a hundred, and before she knew, her first book, The Prophecy of Arcadia, was born.

Michelle Hercules resides in The Netherlands with her husband and daughter. She is currently working on the Legends of Gattica series.

 

 

Where to Find Michelle Hercules
Goodreads | Website Facebook 

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – THE DEMON KISS (Blackthorn Hunters Academy) by Juliana Haygert

THE DEMON KISS Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for THE DEMON KISS, the first book in the young adult paranormal romance series, Blackthorn Hunters Academy, by USA Today bestselling author, Juliana Haygert. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive teaser excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

THE DEMON KISS (Blackthorn Hunters Academy #1) by Juliana Haygert

THE DEMON KISS (Blackthorn Hunters Academy #1) by Juliana Haygert

About Book 1 – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: THE DEMON KISS
Series: Blackthorn Hunters Academy #1
Author: Juliana Haygert
Release Date: June 13, 2019
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
A young woman with a secret heritage. A man who made a deal with the devil. And an academy where the students are just as dangerous as the demons …

Erin
I’ve been kept from the truth all my life. Demons walk the earth, and I’m destined to slay them–I only wish I hadn’t lost someone I loved while discovering that truth.

Now the demons are after me. The only way to stay alive is to attend an academy for demon hunters–a school where I’ll learn how to kill supernaturals and slay the underworld’s minions. But I still feel there are secrets I’m not being told …

Rey
I sold my soul to save my family–and lost everything because of it. Now I’m a slave to the underworld, a fake hunter with half-demon blood.

I’ve been sent on a special assassination mission. If I fail, it means my life. But protecting Erin soon becomes more important than any other task, and there’s something about her that tells me her arrival at the academy will change everything …

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An upper young adult paranormal romance novel set in the universe of the Rite World, this is a dark fantasy you won’t want to miss! Forge your weapons and cast spells in a school where demons are hunted and the hunters themselves become prey.

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Author Juliana Haygert

Author Juliana Haygert

About the Author
While USA Today bestselling author Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in North Carolina and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.

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Where to find Juliana Haygert
Goodreads | Website | NewsletterFacebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | BookBub

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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – INTO TEMPTATION by Elle Keating

INTO TEMPTATION Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for for INTO TEMPTATION, a stand-alone adult paranormal romance, by Elle Keating. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

INTO TEMPTATION by Elle Keating

INTO TEMPTATION by Elle Keating

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: INTO TEMPTATION
Author: Elle Keating
Release Date: June 3, 2019
Genre:
 Adult Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
Twenty-eight-year-old Lilly Rains would settle for – no, embrace – the idea of Purgatory as atonement for her sins. The newly assigned parish priest has conjured less than righteous thoughts, forcing Lilly to question her sanity for being attracted to a man of the cloth and more importantly, whether she can perform her job as the principal of St. Robert’s Catholic School.

But the handsome and mysterious priest is not what he seems. He has been sent to retrieve Lilly’s wavering soul, preying on a faith that has been rattled by her past. But where there is darkness, there must also be light and God has decided it is time to intervene. A Guardian has been assigned to protect Lilly from the evil surrounding her. However, when the priest and the Guardian begin to pursue her for their own purposes, Lilly is left with an impossible decision.

Will she choose the forbidden man she loves or the Guardian who will be eternally devoted to her?

 

 

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Excerpt #2
As much as Lilly wanted to see William this weekend, she was fully aware that attending Sunday Mass would not be a good idea. Avoiding contact, or at least extremely limiting it, no matter how juvenile it sounded, seemed like a pretty good defense. She surrendered herself to the mammoth pile of paperwork in her home office and was grateful for once that this tedious part of her job helped to substantially pass the time. As she was concluding her working weekend by revising a list of questions for the interview on Monday morning, Lilly thought about William again and how ridiculous she was being.

She was a grown woman, not some fifteen-year-old with a crush. Her feelings for this man, this priest whom she had just met, defied all logic. He made her feel nervous and exposed, and for whatever reason, somewhat frightened. It also didn’t help Lilly’s cause whatsoever that he was the most beautiful person she had ever seen; the lines and features of his face were somehow magically lifted from the pages of one of those steamy romances she kept hidden beneath her bed.

In a weak and selfish moment, Lilly couldn’t help think how unfair it was that this flawless man could and would only be devoted to a higher power. The vow of celibacy was sacred to most priests and she could only conclude that he lived it as well. What God of mercy would call this man, a man who looked like him, a man who made her body crave him, ache to feel his hands… lips on her, to the priesthood? Lilly shook her head and banished the erotic vision of him brushing his lips first along her neck and then southward from her mind.

Fantasizing about someone you could never have, like a celebrity or a character from a smutty novel, could be fun and entertaining, allowing that person to penetrate your thoughts while you enjoyed yourself with your hand. But what wasn’t healthy, what could be downright dangerous, was if that person was easily accessible, someone you could just happen to run into at work or worse, in church.

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Author Elle Keating

Author Elle Keating

About the Author
Elle Keating is the author of romance novels with sexy heroes and fierce females. Her first book, Thrill of the Chase (Dangerous Love, #1), was published by Forever Romance’s digital imprint, Forever Yours, in 2015. Cut to the Chase (Dangerous Love, #2) soon followed. Most recently, Elle self-published Wanting More (Dangerous Love, #3), Back to the Start (Dangerous Love, #4) Feels Like Falling (Dangerous Love, #5) and the standalone novel, Keeping His Commandments.

When Elle isn’t torturing her heroes and heroines (don’t worry, there’s always a happily ever after), she is a public school administrator and enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children in New Jersey. For more on Elle and her books, visit ellekeating.com.

 

Where to Find Elle Keating
Goodreads | Website | FacebookInstagram

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – RYAN (O’Connor Brothers) by A.S. Kelly

IAN Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for RYAN, the second book in the adult contemporary sports romance series, O’Connor Brothers, by A.S. Kelly. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

RYAN (O'Connor Brothers #2) by A.S. Kelly

RYAN (O’Connor Brothers #2) by A.S. Kelly

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: RYAN
Series: O’Connor Brothers #2
Author: A.S. Kelly
Release Date: May 20, 2019
Genre:
 Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
I’ve gone back: back to the place where it all started, where somebody else had the final say.

I did it out of love for my family.

I’m trying to rebuild my life, to stay standing, even though my legs hurt like hell. I’m concentrating on myself, on my career.

I’m ready to tear everything apart to try and keep it all together. To hate without feeling guilty for it, because hating others is the only way I know how to keep myself – the person I am – going; and I was doing it.

I was strong. I was untouchable. I was invincible.

Actually, I was deluded.

I didn’t consider everything. I didn’t consider her: the only woman I really want to hate, but who gives me hope. A woman who turns your world upside-down, who entwines herself into your life even if she can only stay until tomorrow.

I’m not looking for tomorrow: I want a future. But I don’t believe in that anymore.

And I can’t turn back, not even for her.

My name is Ryan O’Connor, and I’m about to make a huge mistake. I’m about to let her believe in me, to take a chance. But she’d be betting on the wrong man. I’ve never been the right one. And she’ll be left accepting her bitter defeat.

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Excerpt #1
His leg brushes against mine, and I jump as if he’s burned me. His eyes scrutinise me, serious and penetrating, and his thigh stays glued to mine, sending everything around us up in flames – myself included. I hold my breath, trying to suppress my instinct to just jump on him, sit on his muscular legs and run my hands through his hair, pulling him towards me. To taste those seductive lips, to touch him and slide my hands down the body I’ve had the pleasure of admiring, but never really touched. I want to trace his abs with my finger, following their shadows down to his waistband and…

“Christine…” his voice is low, seductive.

Our breathing deepens, each melding in time to the rhythm of the other’s, as everything around us disappears. The pasta, the sofa, the room, the house.

Ryan O’Connor swallows up everything.

He swallows me down, whole.

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RYAN Teaser

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Author A.S. Kelly

Author A.S. Kelly

About the Author
A.S. Kelly was born in Italy but lives in Ireland with her husband, their two children and a cat named Oscar.

Bookworm, English Literature lover, music passionate, coffee drinker, she lives in a small village in the North of Dublin, where she looks for inspiration for her new stories.

 

 

 

 

Where to Find A.S. Kelly
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – IAN (O’Connor Brothers) by A.S. Kelly

IAN Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for IAN, the first book in the adult contemporary sports romance series, O’Connor Brothers, by A.S. Kelly. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

IAN (O'Connor Brothers #1) by A.S. Kelly

IAN (O’Connor Brothers #1) by A.S. Kelly

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: IAN
Series: O’Connor Brothers #1
Author: A.S. Kelly
Release Date: February 15, 2019
Genre:
 Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
I’ve gone back: back to the place where it all started, where somebody else had the final say.

I did it out of love for my family.

I’m trying to rebuild my life, to stay standing, even though my legs hurt like hell. I’m concentrating on myself, on my career.

I’m ready to tear everything apart to try and keep it all together. To hate without feeling guilty for it, because hating others is the only way I know how to keep myself – the person I am – going; and I was doing it.

I was strong. I was untouchable. I was invincible.

Actually, I was deluded.

I didn’t consider everything. I didn’t consider her: the only woman I really want to hate, but who gives me hope. A woman who turns your world upside-down, who entwines herself into your life even if she can only stay until tomorrow.

I’m not looking for tomorrow: I want a future. But I don’t believe in that anymore.

And I can’t turn back, not even for her.

My name is Ryan O’Connor, and I’m about to make a huge mistake. I’m about to let her believe in me, to take a chance. But she’d be betting on the wrong man. I’ve never been the right one. And she’ll be left accepting her bitter defeat.

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Excerpt #1
“Tell me that everything’s okay,” he says seriously. “Tell me that this time no one’s going to run away or regret this or lose their mind over it.”

I look at him and smile. “None of those things are going to happen.”

He exhales and caresses my face with his hand.

“Riley Murray, you’re breathtaking, you know that?”

My heart swells in my chest.

“You’re not so bad yourself.”

He laughs, rolling onto his back and bringing me with him. I lie down and stretch out alongside him, resting my head on his chest. I caress his pecs, his shoulders and his arms. I hear him sigh every time I change the movement.

“Do you want to know what I really like?”

He turns his head to look at me better. I raise my gaze and let myself be taken in by the warmth in his eyes.

“This. You and me.”

He exhales deeply as if he had been holding his breath this whole time.

“I’m begging you, please don’t leave me in the middle of the night.”

And in this moment, with his eyes as sweet and melancholy as I’ve ever seen, Ian O’Connor takes my heart and I know he’ll never give it back.

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IAN Teaser

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Author A.S. Kelly

Author A.S. Kelly

About the Author
A.S. Kelly was born in Italy but lives in Ireland with her husband, their two children and a cat named Oscar.

Bookworm, English Literature lover, music passionate, coffee drinker, she lives in a small village in the North of Dublin, where she looks for inspiration for her new stories.

 

 

 

 

Where to Find A.S. Kelly
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Blog Tour – Excerpt – THE SECOND COMING (Rogue Academy) by Carrie Aarons

THE SECOND COMING Release Day

Welcome to the blog tour for THE SECOND COMING, the first book in the new adult contemporary sports romance series, Rogue Academy, by Carrie Aarons. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

THE SECOND COMING (Rogue Academy #1) by Carrie Aarons

THE SECOND COMING (Rogue Academy #1) by Carrie Aarons

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: THE SECOND COMING
Series: Rogue Academy #1
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: June 2, 2019
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
They call him the second coming.
Of honor for British football.
Of God in an athlete’s body.
Of every English woman’s fantasy.

Jude Davies is my country’s prodigy on the pitch. More famous than the nobility in Buckingham Palace, he and his merry band of scoundrels rule the Rogue Football Academy and the London nightlife scene alike.

And now, he’s aiming his well-honed set of skills directly at me. His devilish charm is lethal, but with the tragic hand life has dealt me, distractions like him aren’t an option.

Plus, we’re only playing a game. One of convenience, where he needs me to save his reputation, and I need his money to save the one person I love.

Until he wraps me around that immoral finger.
Until I crave that reckless, wild high he provides.
Until I hope for a future that will never happen.

That’s the thing about going toe-to-toe with the next football legend. He’s faster, stronger, and will destroy me every time.

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Excerpt
“You look … smart.” Aria’s hazel orbs betray her polite words. She can’t tear her gaze off my suit and that was my plan.

I’d promised to stay out of trouble when it came to the media. I never promised not to cause trouble with her. And when I told her we were going out for some celebratory drinks, even if I hadn’t played in today’s victory, it wasn’t as if she could say no. I’m paying her to be here, to do basically anything I ask. Besides sleep with me, of course, because she’d already drawn the line that she wasn’t a slag for hire.

And the way she looks right now … Aria has trouble written all over her.

A simple long sleeve black dress that falls to her mid-calf hugs her body like a glove. It’s the first time I’ve seen her out of those baggy clothes she wears while working on campus, and bloody hell was it worth the wait. Aria has the classic figure of a Coca-Cola bottle; round, supple tits stacked on top of a tiny waist which curves out into bodacious hips and a perky arse. I could run my hands down the line of her body and ride my fingers along the peaks and valleys. The dress is one that could have been pulled off the rack at any of those discount stores for teenage girls’ clothing, but on her it’s sinful.

“Didn’t realize you’d have anything like that in your closet.” My eyes rake over that body, two hot coals in search of somewhere to singe her.

Aria’s chin drops to her chest, her gaze fixated on the hotel room floor, and I can tell that I’ve embarrassed her. Only, I’m not sure why. She’s a bombshell, and I’m sure the local boys in Clavering have been nipping at her heels for ages.

“It’s very old. Had to be dusted off. It’s not … designer or anything.” She still won’t look up, curtains of golden hair swinging in front of her face.

Walking to her, my black custom-leather shoes tapping on the shiny hardwood, I invade her space. Instantly, Aria’s shoulder rise with tension and I can see the barriers flying up behind her eyes.

A gentleman would have backed off, but I think we all know I’m not one of those. Sticking two fingers under her chin and pulling up, I make her look me in the eyes.

“No one said it had to be. You’re a knockout, Aria. Not that you want me telling you that, but you are. Just because you hide this body under clothing ten sizes too big doesn’t mean I haven’t noticed it.”

Desire has her irises dilating, I can tell. I know when a woman wants me, even if she won’t admit it to herself.

Aria straightens, backing away from me. “What is it that you need me to do tonight?”

The grin that stretches my lips is wicked. “Watch my drinking. Weed out any slags who seem like they might cause a disastrous outcome for me. Alert me if any tabloid shite points their camera my way. Basically, keep me from going off the rails, but let me have a little bit of fun.”

She clearly thinks she knows what my meaning of fun is because those hazel eyes roll to the ceiling. “Do we have a curfew?”

“Oh, love, you’ve never gone out in London before, have you?” I tease.

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Author Carrie Aarons

Author Carrie Aarons

About the Author
Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.

When she isn’t in what her husband calls a “writing coma”, Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.

 

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Where to Find Carrie Aarons
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Street TeamTwitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Amazon

 

 

Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – HEARTS (The Glass Queendom) by Klarissa King

HEARTS Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for HEARTS, the first book in the adult fantasy twisted Wonderland retelling series, The Glass Queendom, by Klarissa King. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

HeartsHEARTS (The Glass Queendom #1) by Klarissa King

HeartsHEARTS (The Glass Queendom #1) by Klarissa King

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: HEARTS
Series: The Glass Queendom #1
Author: Klarissa King
Release Date: May 26, 2019
Genre:
 Adult Fantasy/Twisted Wonderland Retelling
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
In Spades, there is a game as terrifying as the Sisters of Fate. The Hatterthon. A game so cruel that its brick-roads run red with blood and in every shadow there are players killing to survive. The mysterious Ringmaster seized the Hatter’s once-delightful game long ago, and branded it with his mark. The stain of death…

All I ever wanted was a peaceful life. Most other blacksmiths have no trouble holding onto small dreams like mine, and I’ll envy them for it for all my days. Not only is my village attacked by the Heart-Breakers, in the battle I’m thrown down the Forbidden Well. I land in the most unimaginable place, a place of true terror and wonder. A deadly game called the Hatterthon.

If I’m ever going to get back home, I have to win this dangerous game, where the brick roads run red with blood and allies are just waiting to plunge a blade into the nearest heart. I can’t trust anyone here—especially not Night, the definitely wicked ally I picked up along the way. I’m not sure which is more dangerous: Night, who wears deceit behind the veil of his captivating eyes, or the greatest threat in the game—the Ringmaster. All I know is, I have to strike down my ally before he turns on me and breaks much more than my bones.

Because only one can win the Hatterthon. Before I lose myself to the madness…

In Spades, kisses taste like sweets and wine, and only when they end do you taste the poison on your lips. Hearts is a Wonderland retelling (Hold the Alice!) and is the first in the Glass Queendom Duology. The sequel, Spades, The Glass Queendom, will be released later this year.

HEARTS is no longer a part of the Feared Fables series.

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Excerpt #3

Night haunted my dreams.  We stood, trapped in darkness, lost in the Black Woods.  I knew I was dreaming, though I still breathed a burning question and let it whirl around us like a faint gust of wind.

“Will I die here?”

That was what he meant by coming into my dream, wasn’t it? Showing me the graveyard of magic, the death all around us. He meant to show me where I would meet my own end.

Night’s striking face betrayed nothing. He stepped closer and power pulsed over the inky floor, rippled over my bare feet. My toes dug hard into the black mud and a shiver seized me. In my dreams, nightmares took over. In my dreams, I was my rawest self. I was afraid, and there was no point to faking bravery before him. He wasn’t real.

Bleak eyes stared back at me, and in them I could see the yearning for the woods around us. They longed to be one, connected. And I was the broken bridge separating them.

“Is death what you crave, Shoshanna?” His voice was steady, sounding faraway like he was a dream within the dream. Still, even faint, the steel of his voice cut through me. A blade to a bleeding heart.

His eyes turned dark, blacker than my stained veins and the woods caging us. 

I blinked. And in that moment, he delivered his promise. 

Death was all around me.

At my feet, twisted in a circle, were the bodies of all who I’d ever known. And those who I had killed.

Night’s hand found my chin and gripped, hard. I winced, even in the whispered pain through the dream. But it wasn’t enough to wake me.  He came closer, the trees’ blackness turning to tar, melting away.

“I can give you freedom,” he said, his voice low and seductive enough to flip my stomach and churn my blood with hate. “I can give you the worlds.” He inched closer, and I could taste the caramel on his breath.

‘It’s only a dream’, crooned a chilling voice I wished I could forget. A child’s voice from a deep, damp well that stole my future away from me.

Night’s fingers cut deeper into my chin, locking me in place, as he brought his face to mine. Twilight eyes searched my gaze for answers, for something he hadn’t asked. The Black Woods melted away, but I was the one to melt into him.

It’s only a dream.

Sisters whispered all around me, as though speaking right into my ears, but it was all darkness. The only light I had to hold onto was the pull of Night’s glittering eyes as he turned them down to my lips.

I parted my mouth, letting out a shuddering breath. I became a puppet on the strings of another. I became his, and he pressed his lips to mine.

Hardness. 

It was all wrong.

Once a kiss that fluttered my stomach and tickled my heart was now a kiss that filled me with ice. 

Still…even as sickened as I was by him, I couldn’t deny it. The pull, the seduction of him. His darkness.

Too soon, Night pulled back and his cutting stare struck down at me. 

“But you ask of death.”

I caught the wink of silver before he plunged the blade into my chest…

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Author Klarissa King

Author Klarissa King

About the Author
When not writing, Klarissa can be found in bed poring over a great new release, or reluctantly walking her demanding dogs who pretty much run the house.

She is the writer, Isla Jones. Isla uses the pen-name Klarissa for fantasy, while using Isla Jones for her darker, grittier horror works to help separate the styles and genres for her readers.

To contact Klarissa King, find her here: https://www.facebook.com/Klarissa-King-1005484536303985/?modal=admin_todo_tou

For Isla Jones’ author page, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Isla-Jones/e/B07856GGDF

Where to Find Klarissa King
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – SKIES OF OLYMPUS (Skies of Olympus) by Eliza Raine

SKIES OF OLYMPUS Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for SKIES OF OLYMPUS, the first book in the young adult paranormal/fantasy series, Skies of Olympus, by Eliza Raine. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

SKIES OF OLYMPUS (Skies of Olympus #1) by Eliza Raine

SKIES OF OLYMPUS (Skies of Olympus #1) by Eliza Raine

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: SKIES OF OLYMPUS
Series: Skies of Olympus #1
Author: Eliza Raine
Release Date: May 11, 2019
Genre:
 Young Adult Paranormal/Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
Twelve deadly Trials. A race for immortality. Her last chance for revenge.

Olympus is a beautiful but dangerous place, controlled by twelve Gods wielding unlimited power. Now they have devised the ultimate entertainment; a chance for their favourites to compete in twelve trials to win the ultimate prize – immortality.

Lyssa didn’t think the Gods knew who she was, until she was chosen to try out for the Trials with the crew of her old but beloved smugglers ship, the Alastor. For her the Trials are about much more than an eternal life. They’re about stopping the monster from her past gaining the one thing that would put her revenge out of reach forever. Can she face her murderous father and stop him from becoming immortal?

Join Lyssa and her crew alongside giants, centaurs, satyrs and Gods in the first of twelve episodes of this brand new YA Fantasy retelling. This is Greek mythology like you’ve never read before.

 

 

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Excerpt #1
A silence fell over the crowded cargo deck as the last side of the wooden crate was crowbarred loose. Not a comfortable silence, or an amazed silence, but an unpleasant silence. The type that is never followed by anything good. Captain Lyssa of the Alastor stared, tight-lipped, as a being she had never seen before swam gently in wide circles around the tank that had been inside the crate.

It was the same size as a human, with a torso and head that was humanoid. It had no legs though, and Lyssa frowned at the tail-like limb that was there instead. The whole body and face were covered in iridescent white scales that glistened pale purple when the thin shafts of light fell on them. A brisk cough snapped her attention to the woman stood beyond the tank, the Lady Lamia.

‘I’m sorry, my lady. Can we just have a minute alone?’ Epizon said, stepping forward. The covered head he addressed nodded curtly in response. Epizon turned and marched towards the maze of stacked crates filling the back of the ship’s hull. Lyssa walked quickly to keep up with him, his stride much longer than hers. As soon as they were out of earshot, she spoke.

‘Epizon, I know what you’re going to say, and it’s too late. We can’t afford to upset these people.’

Epizon spun to face her, his dark face set and angry. ‘Captain, our code isn’t much, but we’re not slavers!’ His deep voice rose as he spoke, and she glared at him. He looked down, taking a long breath, visibly containing his emotion. ‘Captain, we did not know there was a being in the cargo. We will not sell beings.’

‘She’s already here, with six Cyclops guards and the money. What exactly do you propose we do?’ Lyssa gestured back towards where the Lady Lamia stood, surrounded by the ugly beings. They were large, stupid creatures with one amber eye in the centre of their forehead, and sharp protrusions erupting all over their hairless skulls. A nervous-looking human boy stood behind her, holding an open box of silver drachmas.

‘You know exactly what I think we should do,’ he said, urgency in his low voice. ‘You can’t seriously be suggesting we hand this creature over to her. You’ve heard the rumours.’

Lyssa clenched her fists and looked back towards the Lady Lamia. The daughter of a god, and clearly not all human, she was famous in Olympus for her cruelty. Some of the rumours said she only ate living flesh. Lyssa’s nose scrunched up in revulsion at the thought. Her eyes flicked to the tank, and her stomach lurched. The creature’s huge green eyes were fixed on her. Even from a distance, they were piercing enough to unsettle her. This thing had been alone in the dark for weeks in the hull of the Alastor. Lyssa looked back at Epizon. Any moral turmoil she felt was magnified plainly on her first mate’s face. He looked at her beseechingly.

‘Of course not,’ she breathed, and Epizon’s tense stance relaxed. ‘But we really can’t afford to fight her. That’s why we took this bloody job in the first place; she was paying well,’ Lyssa muttered. Her ‘ask no questions’ attitude suited the captain of a smugglers ship, but this wasn’t the first time it had landed her somewhere she didn’t want to be.

‘Don’t worry, Captain,’ her first mate said, his huge frame filling out as he stood taller. ‘Maybe we can reason with her.’

Lyssa snorted. ‘Ever the diplomat,’ she said, rolling her eyes. ‘The woman is rumoured to be a vampire demigod. The chances of getting out of this with no damage are slim to none.’

Epizon shrugged. ‘Cost of doing the right thing, Captain.’

‘If that cost ends up being our lives, it’s on you,’ she said, turning back towards the tank.

‘I can live with that. Besides, we’ve taken on worse things than her and her Cyclopes,’ he answered, starting towards the lady.

‘I’m more worried about the thing in the tank,’ Lyssa muttered, and followed after him.

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Author Eliza Raine

Author Eliza Raine

About the Author
Eliza Raine lives near Reading in England with her husband, three cats and outrageously cute puppy. She has a BA Hons in History and has a deep-rooted passion for all types of mythology and stories about women who don’t need rescuing.

She can usually be found reading fairytale retellings, playing board games or binge-watching Netflix shows.

 

 

 

Where to Find Eliza Raine
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Release Day + Giveaway – INTO TEMPTATION by Elle Keating

INTO TEMPTATION Release Day

Today is release day for for INTO TEMPTATION, a stand-alone adult paranormal romance, by Elle Keating. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

INTO TEMPTATION by Elle Keating

INTO TEMPTATION by Elle Keating

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: INTO TEMPTATION
Author: Elle Keating
Release Date: June 3, 2019
Genre:
 Adult Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
Twenty-eight-year-old Lilly Rains would settle for – no, embrace – the idea of Purgatory as atonement for her sins. The newly assigned parish priest has conjured less than righteous thoughts, forcing Lilly to question her sanity for being attracted to a man of the cloth and more importantly, whether she can perform her job as the principal of St. Robert’s Catholic School.

But the handsome and mysterious priest is not what he seems. He has been sent to retrieve Lilly’s wavering soul, preying on a faith that has been rattled by her past. But where there is darkness, there must also be light and God has decided it is time to intervene. A Guardian has been assigned to protect Lilly from the evil surrounding her. However, when the priest and the Guardian begin to pursue her for their own purposes, Lilly is left with an impossible decision.

Will she choose the forbidden man she loves or the Guardian who will be eternally devoted to her?

 

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Excerpt
Lilly

Lilly knew that she would see him eventually, but she had hoped it would have been in public, where she could disappear into the fold and not have to address what had happened between them. But in the privacy of her office, with not another soul in earshot, she found herself in a state of panic.

“William, I can’t do this now.” She haphazardly gathered the papers on her desk and made a piss-poor pile. “I was just about to leave.” She wasn’t lying. She did need to stop off at the store on her way home and purchase a piece of luggage for her trip to Ireland.

“Where are you going?”

He moved closer.

Lilly stood and flicked off the lamp on her desk, giving him the clear message that she was leaving. The last of the daylight illuminated the room just enough to safely make it out of her office without bumping into her desk, or worse… him. “To the store. I leave for Ireland tomorrow. I have to pick up a few things for the trip.”

“Ireland?” He genuinely sounded surprised.

“Yes. I emailed the faculty this morning that Thomas Conley and I would be gone for a few days to attend Father Keegan’s burial. I know I included you on that email.”

He took another step closer. “You’re traveling to Ireland together?”

Lilly didn’t miss the inflection in his voice. His tone was one of disgust. Lilly rounded her desk. She positioned herself directly in front of him and crossed her arms over her breasts. “Yes. Is that a problem?”

His jaw clenched. “I don’t like the way he looks at you.”

“Why do you care, William? It’s not like you want me for yourself.”

His sudden movement was barely detectable and she was up against the wall, his arousal pressed against her core. “You don’t think I want you? I can still taste you on my tongue.” His breathing was labored and uneven as he crushed his lips against hers.

She knew that she should pull away, but his scent lured her in and she deepened the kiss. The guttural groan that escaped him triggered an animalistic response within her and she grabbed him by the hair, matching his intense desire. She felt his hand slip beneath her skirt and her thighs shamelessly parted. His fingers found her drenched panties, where her clit throbbed, and she pressed against him to gain friction. Her body was wound so tight. She would come easily, with just a few strokes of his fingertips. “You’re what I want… what I can’t stop thinking about,” he said. His head fell forward until it rested against hers. His voice sounded…apologetic.

Any second he would repel himself away from her when he came to his senses and remembered his vow. And she couldn’t go through that again and witness the moment he regretted ever touching her.

Lilly escaped his grasp… barely and breathlessly… and retreated to the door. “Like I said, I can’t do this. Start looking for a new principal, William.”

“You think leaving this school will make me stop wanting you?” he asked.

Lilly’s hand was on the doorknob. “You don’t understand. Your vow… the threat of some higher power striking me down on the spot… both reasons should deter me.” Despite her better judgment, she turned and faced him. The lust in his eyes crippled her. “But they don’t. And next time… I won’t be strong enough to stop you from giving me what I want.” He peered at her beneath his long lashes. His fists were clenched at his sides. And the evidence of his arousal persisted. Lilly bit her lip.

His breathing hitched and she knew she needed to leave. She would never be able to share him. She wouldn’t be competing with another woman, but she would never have all of him. Though he may physically succumb to her, his devotion would always be to the Church. He would soon learn to resent her as the guilt mounted each and every time he touched her. And she wasn’t willing to stick around and watch his conscience take hold of him.

“Lilly, I…”

“You’ll have my resignation in your inbox by the time I get back.”

“I don’t want you to leave. This is where you belong.”

“No, not anymore. But for the students’ sakes I’ll stay long enough for you to find an appropriate replacement.” She opened the door and was seconds from escaping when she felt him at her heels.

“I don’t want you to leave,” he repeated. He was dangerously close. The warmth of his breath brushed against the back of her neck, causing her to shiver.

“I don’t care what you want.” Her eyes filled with tears and she fought like hell not to let the floodgates open. “I wish I never kissed you… touched you,” she said. “Because now I know what I’ll be missing.” The first tear crept down her cheek. She hastily brushed it away and fled her office.

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Author Elle Keating

Author Elle Keating

About the Author
Elle Keating is the author of romance novels with sexy heroes and fierce females. Her first book, Thrill of the Chase (Dangerous Love, #1), was published by Forever Romance’s digital imprint, Forever Yours, in 2015. Cut to the Chase (Dangerous Love, #2) soon followed. Most recently, Elle self-published Wanting More (Dangerous Love, #3), Back to the Start (Dangerous Love, #4) Feels Like Falling (Dangerous Love, #5) and the standalone novel, Keeping His Commandments.

When Elle isn’t torturing her heroes and heroines (don’t worry, there’s always a happily ever after), she is a public school administrator and enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children in New Jersey. For more on Elle and her books, visit ellekeating.com.

 

Where to Find Elle Keating
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Release Day – THE SECOND COMING (Rogue Academy) by Carrie Aarons

THE SECOND COMING Release Day

Today is release day for THE SECOND COMING, the first book in the new adult contemporary sports romance series, Rogue Academy, by Carrie Aarons. See below for information on the book, buy links, and a couple of teasers.

THE SECOND COMING (Rogue Academy #1) by Carrie Aarons

THE SECOND COMING (Rogue Academy #1) by Carrie Aarons

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: THE SECOND COMING
Series: Rogue Academy #1
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: June 2, 2019
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
They call him the second coming.
Of honor for British football.
Of God in an athlete’s body.
Of every English woman’s fantasy.

Jude Davies is my country’s prodigy on the pitch. More famous than the nobility in Buckingham Palace, he and his merry band of scoundrels rule the Rogue Football Academy and the London nightlife scene alike.

And now, he’s aiming his well-honed set of skills directly at me. His devilish charm is lethal, but with the tragic hand life has dealt me, distractions like him aren’t an option.

Plus, we’re only playing a game. One of convenience, where he needs me to save his reputation, and I need his money to save the one person I love.

Until he wraps me around that immoral finger.
Until I crave that reckless, wild high he provides.
Until I hope for a future that will never happen.

That’s the thing about going toe-to-toe with the next football legend. He’s faster, stronger, and will destroy me every time.

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THE SECOND COMING Teaser

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Author Carrie Aarons

Author Carrie Aarons

About the Author
Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.

When she isn’t in what her husband calls a “writing coma”, Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.

 

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Where to Find Carrie Aarons
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – ACCIDENTAL KNIGHT by Nicole Snow

ACCIDENTAL KNIGHT Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for ACCIDENTAL KNIGHT, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Nicole Snow. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

ACCIDENTAL KNIGHT by Nicole Snow

ACCIDENTAL KNIGHT by Nicole Snow

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: ACCIDENTAL KNIGHT
Author: Nicole Snow
Release Date: May 28, 2019
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
Accidentally wed to a man I’ve never met…

I inherited a freaking husband. Grandpa’s will was a shocker: huge fortune, gorgeous ranch, and the best horse ever. The fine print? Marrying Mr. Grump-alicious. The man who’s supposed to protect me from…what, exactly? That’s what I hope to find out if Drake Larkin ever talks.

I know what I’m in for the first time his glance tears me open. A broody enigma who’s large and in charge. A mute who curls my toes when he barks a few words. A silly, shameful, is-this-real-life crush I can’t afford.

Did I mention our pretend marriage-rodeo lasts six damn months? Long enough to teach my heart cartwheels. Time enough to seal this madness with a kiss. Insane enough for secrets to slip – and sting.

Grandpa’s last wishes scare me. So do Drake’s real motives. But it’s my beast of a “husband” who makes ridiculous seem right. Have I found my knight? Does love have a prayer when life throws us a dragon?

From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Nicole Snow – a mistake meant to be. One moody alpha slayer gives his all to rustle up the damsel of his dreams. Full length romance novel with a heartwarming Happily Ever After.

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Excerpt
Bella

“You aren’t going nowhere till I see how bad that knee is,” he rumbles. “Shit. If I’d known outside it was bleeding so bad, I’d have carried you in.”

Peachy. Another image I don’t need, being flung over Drake’s wall of a shoulder like this is some kind of crazy western romance novel or something.

He would have to say something like that, wouldn’t he? Kick this whole awkward attraction thing into overdrive.

I shake my head too fast. “Come on, it’s not that bad. Barely hurts. I’m sure it’s like my arms. The blood makes it look worse than it is.”

“Really?”

I nod.

“So where’s the blood coming from that’s dripping on your sock?”

“What?” I lean forward to see.     

It’s the only ruse, the only opening, he needs. Taking advantage of my movement, he lifts me up in one quick jerk.

Pain flares up my leg, into my thigh, and down again into my shin. I suck in a breath to counter it and to keep from squealing.

“Barely hurting now?” he says.

“Screw you,” I snap. It hurts, honestly. Stings so bad I can’t even afford to kick him where it counts.

“Not today, darlin’. No time for sexy business.”

Oh. My. God.

My other knee almost gives out. It’s mostly Drake propping me up, running his hands up my legs, and then…then we’re doing this.

“Hold on to the table so I can unbutton your jeans.”

I reach for it, all right, because that sentence nearly destroys what’s left of my poor sanity.

Thankfully, an iota of common sense prevails. “I’m not that helpless! I’ll unbutton them myself.”

“Go ahead. Unzip, too. Then push them down.”

“I don’t need step by step instructions!” I almost shout it.

Other parts of me are far too well aware how close he’s standing next to me.

How his hands feel on my waist, supposedly to steady me.

How I’m about to drop my jeans, and be standing here, in front of this total stranger I’m married to, wearing next to nothing.

The shine in his eyes says he’s enjoying this. Of-freaking-course he is.

It can’t be that bad, can it?

Maybe I can even have some fun, leave him with a lovely view he’ll never see again. Of all my ass-sets, I know what men like best, even if I’m still a hopeless virgin.

Deviancy strikes. I’ve worn less at the beach.

“Okay,” I whisper.

Then, meeting his gaze, I unbutton, unzip, and push down my jeans for Drake Larkin.

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Author Nicole Snow

Author Nicole Snow

About The Author
Nicole Snow is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author. She found her love of writing by hashing out love scenes on lunch breaks and plotting her great escape from boardrooms. Her work roared onto the indie romance scene in 2014 with her Grizzlies MC series.

Since then Snow aims for the very best in growly, heart-of-gold alpha heroes, unbelievable suspense, and swoon storms aplenty.

 

 

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Where to Find Nicole Snow
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Cover Reveal + Giveaway – CROSSING REALMS Series by Rebecca E. Neely

CROSSING REALMS Series Cover Reveals

Author Rebecca E. Neely is revealing the covers to THE KEEPER, THE WATCHER, and THE BETRAYER, the books that make up her adult paranormal romance series, Crossing Realms, available now.  See below for the covers, information on the books, buy links, and details on her giveaway.

THE KEEPER (Crossing Realms #1) by Rebecca E. Neely

THE KEEPER (Crossing Realms #1) by Rebecca E. Neely

About Book 1 – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: THE KEEPER
Series: Crossing Realms #1
Author: Rebecca E. Neely
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Release Date: April 27, 2016
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Link: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
A fast, punchy story with a colorful fictional world for sequels to explore.” Kirkus Reviews 

Nick Geary, jaded clan leader of human guardians, the Keepers, is doomed to love a human woman who’s forgotten him, time after time, for thirteen years: Libby Klink, a skittish accountant who’s as terrified of her recent and strange intuitions as she is of her mundane existence.

When Nick is ordered by the clan’s guiding force to seek Libby’s help in defending the clan against enemy Betrayers, romance sizzles as the pair forms an unlikely alliance in their desperate search to discover the key to the clan’s salvation–which Libby alone holds.

But a haunting secret could cost Nick everything, and in a race against time, both will be forced to choose between their hearts and duty. Can their love, and the clan, survive, or will the very forces that drew them together ultimately destroy them?

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THE WATCHER (Crossing Realms #2) by Rebecca E. Neely

THE WATCHER (Crossing Realms #2) by Rebecca E. Neely

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Title: THE WATCHER
Series: Crossing Realms #2
Author: Rebecca E. Neely
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Release Date: November 30, 2016
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Link: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
Hellbent on avenging his own death, former Keeper Dev Geary eagerly accepts when the Watchers task him with returning to the human realm to discover the secret for rendering Similitude—the very thing that killed him.

But to succeed in the seven days he’s been granted, he’ll need to work with the one human who wants nothing to do with him, and who he can’t help falling for—Meda Gabriel, a cagey, street-smart bar owner with a unique skill set and, maybe, the key to his mission.

With the clock ticking and the Betrayers barely a step behind, can Dev conquer his demons and find the answers the clan so desperately needs, with Meda at his side? Can love find a way, or will he be forced to abandon her and the clan, leaving them all to face imminent destruction?

 

 

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THE BETRAYER (Crossing Realms #3) by Rebecca E. Neely

THE BETRAYER (Crossing Realms #3) by Rebecca E. Neely

About Book 3 – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: THE BETRAYER
Series: Crossing Realms #3
Author: Rebecca E. Neely
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Release Date: March 13, 2019
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
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Synopsis
With the Second Rebellion raging in the city, Curtis Geary, the Keepers’ tech guru, receives a Compulsion for Jordan, a Betrayer ousted by her brood and left for dead. His orders? Obtain information from her that can save his clan—before it’s too late. Plunged into a war zone, cut off from his clan, Curtis quickly discovers this woman is no ordinary Betrayer. Not only does his Vitality energy inexplicably save her life, she may be the missing link in the Keepers’ quest to restore Similitude—the Betrayers’ manufactured weapon deadly to Keepers.

Despised by her own brood, Jordan’s mysterious ability and a wicked set of street smarts have kept her alive—along with the havoc she’s been forced to wreak on humans as a means of creating dark energy. Against his better judgement, Curtis is helplessly drawn to this enigma of a woman, who defies the logic of his trusty computers.

Despite a lifetime of mistrust and her soldier’s survival instincts, Jordan can’t help falling for this at times awkward but genuine man who offers her what she’s always yearned for—love and an opportunity for a better life. But in a race against time and a brood master hell-bent on destruction, love and loyalty will come under fire—within the brood and the clan.

Can Jordan find the courage to embrace her future and find love? Or will she betray the clan and herself as the Keepers wage what may be their final battle to save the human race?

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Author Rebecca E. Neely

Author Rebecca E. Neely

About the Author
A sucker for a happy ending, Rebecca writes the kind of stories she loves to read–gritty, suspenseful and featuring authentic, edgy and vulnerable characters, smack dab in the middle of action that explodes from page one.

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Book Blitz – Teaser + Giveaway – JACKSON (Reed Security) by Giulia Lagomarsino

JACKSON Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for JACKSON, the fourteenth book in the adult contemporary romance/romantic suspense series, Reed Security, by Giulia Lagomarsino. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive teaser, and details on her giveaway.

JACKSON (Reed Security #14) by Giulia Lagomarsino

JACKSON (Reed Security #14) by Giulia Lagomarsino

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: JACKSON
Series: Reed Security #14 (Book 2 of a 3 Book Arc)
Author: Giulia Lagomarsino
Release Date: May 27, 2019
Genre:
 Adult Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
This is the 14th book in the Reed Security Series and the 2nd book of a 3 book arc. The arc books need to be read in order and it is suggested that the rest of the series is read in order as well.

Jackson Lewis saved Raegan Cartwright from a terrible situation and has been keeping her and her parents safe. Raegan knows she can trust the sexy man she’s staying with, but her confidence has taken a beating. Still, she refuses to be the wilting flower that everyone expects of her. If only she could get Jackson to see that. He sees only what he wants to, sure that her refusal to talk about what happened as a sign she couldn’t move on. But when all hell breaks loose at Reed Security, Raegan is pulled into one dangerous situation after another. When it is discovered that Raegan isn’t just an innocent bystander but directly linked to Reed Security’s current situation, she finds herself even more intertwined and is fully prepared to face her issues head-on. But this is more than just an abusive ex. This is something that involves innocent people and deadly consequences. But Reed Security is relying on her and she won’t let them down.

 

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Author Giulia Lagomarsino

Author Giulia Lagomarsino

About the Author
I’m a stay at home mom that loves to read. Some of my favorite titles are Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Horatio Hornblower. I started writing when I was trying to come up with suggestions on ways I could help bring in some extra money. I came up with the idea that I could donate plasma because you could earn an extra $500/month. My husband responded with, “No. Find something else. Write a blog. Write a book.” I didn’t think I had anything to share on blog that a thousand other mothers hadn’t already thought of. I decided to take his challenge seriously and sat down to write my first book, Jack. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed writing. From there, the stories continued to flow and I haven’t been able to stop. I hope my readers enjoy my books as much as I enjoy writing them. Between reading, writing, and taking care of three small kids, my days are quite full.

Where to Find Giulia Lagomarsino
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Young Adult Book Review + Giveaway – YOU, ME AND LETTING GO by Katie Kaleski

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YOU, ME AND LETTING GO by Katie Kaleski

YOU, ME AND LETTING GO by Katie Kaleski

5 out of 5 stars

Synopsis
Van Sato’s got labels. Tourettes, ADHD, SPD – words that have defined his existence since the time he was old enough to know what they meant. Now, Van wants to prove he’s more than an acronym, a syndrome, a problem kid. He takes a summer job as a day camp counselor to prove he’s capable of independence and moving on to the next phase in his life. Maybe, he might even make a friend while there. Someone who’s got just as many or even more labels than him. Someone who understands what it’s like.

Tabby Dubanowksi wants to forget about everything, the hospitalization, the judgment, the whispers behind her back. As a camp counselor, she will be admired, looked up to, and able to help people who don’t know anything about her old life. Tabby wants a fresh start and a chance to re-ignite her passion for film-making, if only for one summer.

After running away from their pasts, Van and Tabby collide in a storm cloud of attraction laced with self-doubt, insecurity, shame, and blame. Now, with Van feeling like he might have to quit his job, and Tabby struggling to quell the urge to cut, they will struggle to find themselves in a world designed to keep them apart.

 

 

 

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My Review
Two misfits, who see the humanity in each, find a bond that goes beyond mere attraction. What I loved best about this tale is that it wasn’t like they wound up together because no one else would have them, no one else understood their struggles, or any of the typical tropes with characters who have serious medical or psychological issues. Instead, they two were genuinely attracted to each other despite their issues. Their own challenges kept them from reacting to each other in a way most people would, which only fueled that attraction into something more. The meet cute was anything but cute when Van, who suffers from Tourettes, called Tabby by her hated high school nickname, “Lard Ass” when they run into each other at the same summer camp where they’re both working as counselors. But even after Van apologizes and Tabby decides it’s not enough, he never uses his Tourettes as an excuse for why he blurted it out unbidden. Their friendship develops without that understanding, making it more authentic and deep. Tabby has her own issues stemming from an eating disorder and cutting herself in an attempt to cope. But somehow, Van and Tabby overcome every obstacle to find solace in friendship and maybe just a little bit more.

Plot
The main plot centers on the relationship between Van and Tabby, but because they both have huge obstacles to overcome, there are strong subplots involving these as well. Van hopes for a life of independence even though on top of Tourette’s he has ADHD and SPD. Tabby has a tenuous relationship with food and deep-seated insecurities that drive nearly everything she does. She’s just trying to learn how to live life outside of Hope Springs where she spent time dealing with her anorexia. Romance isn’t on either kid’s radar, but some things just can’t be denied.

Characters
Oh the characters!! They are my favorite thing about the story. Van and his irreverent humor when it comes to his condition. Tabby and her confident insecurities (yes, that is actually a thing). The loving families who just want what’s best for Van and Tabby but still manage to do so much wrong. And best friends, Matt and Maritza are people I’d want to hang out with. The author totally does right by her characters, giving them depth, humanity, and creating such amazingly authentic-feeling three-dimensional beings that I was rooting for them from the opening chapters. Sometimes characters need to grow on me, but not this bunch!

What I Loved About YOU, ME, & LETTING GO!
1. Van.
 The boy with the tics so severe he hits himself and others with uncontrollable arms has a heart of gold. The way he deals with the kids in his care will melt anyone’s heart.

2. Tabby. It can be difficult to identify with and not get annoyed with insecure characters, but Tabby is so much more than that and I loved her from her first chapter.

3. Summer Camp. The kids are hysterical, from a boy who eats everything to a girl who likes to dissect whatever is found, including her food, bring humor and adorableness to the pages.

4. Honesty. The author’s honest portrayal of anorexia, cutting, Tourette, ADHD, and SPD show that people are so much more than the labels we attach to them.

5. Friendship. The bonds of friendship throughout the tale were heartwarming and the threads that tied everything together.

Bottom Line
A wonderful young adult tale about overcoming odds and taking control of your own life with some of the best characters in the genre.

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

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About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: YOU, ME, & LETTING GO
Author: Katie Kaleski
Release Date: May 14, 2019
Pages: 197
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
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Author Katie Kaleski

Author Katie Kaleski

About the Author
Katie Kaleski has started down many career paths and held many jobs—indie craft store clerk, pizza maker, photo developer, shoe salesperson and cashier, dental assistant in the army, daycare teacher, student teacher—but her favorite one by far is being a writer.

She’s originally from Chicago, so she says things like pop, gym shoes, and front room. Her favorite food group is sugar, and she loves writing young adult novels.
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Where to find Katie Kaleski
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – THE HATE YOU DRINK by N.R. Walker

THE HATE YOU DRINK Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for THE HATE YOU DRINK, a stand-alone adult contemporary LGBTQ+ romance, by N.R. Walker. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

THE HATE YOU DRINK by N.R. Walker

THE HATE YOU DRINK by N.R. Walker

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: THE HATE YOU DRINK
Author: N.R. Walker
Release Date: May 23, 2019
Genre: Adult Contemporary LGBTQ+Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
Erik Keston, son of the Keston Real Estate empire, knows what it takes to be successful. Despite his inherent wealth, he holds his own. He works hard, he’s grounded, he’s brilliant. He’s also secretly in love with his best friend.

Monroe Wellman lost his parents three years ago and never grieved, never recovered. Inheriting the family company and wealth means nothing, and his spiral of self-destruction is widespread and spectacular. Dubbed Sydney’s bad boy, he spends more days drunk than sober, and the only person who’s stuck by him through it all is his best mate.

But when Monroe hits rock bottom, Erik gives him an ultimatum, and his entire world comes to a grinding halt. But it’s when the haze is lifted that Monroe can truly see what he’s been searching for was never in the bottom of a bottle. It’s been by his side all along.

An 80,000-word friends to lovers story about fighting the demons within, and trusting in the love that takes its place.

“Because when all you drink is hate, that’s what you become.”

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Excerpt #1
I didn’t need to see the photographs of the wrecked car or the glass and metal strewn across the gutter. I didn’t need the reminder of how close it had been this time. I closed the newspaper, folded it in half, and slid it across the counter and let out an exhausted sigh. I didn’t want to meet Jeffrey’s disappointed gaze. I knew that look. I’d seen it more times than I could count. Jeffrey Kwon, a distinguished Korean-Australian man with short greying hair and a kind face, had been a close friend of Monroe’s parents as well as their trusted lawyer for thirty years, and Jeffrey assumed the same role for Monroe when his parents died. He was no-nonsense and astute, but he had a heart of gold and everyone knew Monroe would be lost without him. Well, everyone but Monroe.

“Where is he?”

“Still asleep,” I replied. I walked over to the nearest couch and all but fell into it, my head in my hands.

“You haven’t been to bed yet?”

I was too tired to even scoff. “Nope. It was after three by the time we left the police station. And then I had to get him into bed.” I didn’t tell him that I’d sat on the end of Monroe’s bed when he’d passed out, trying to calm my anxiety. How many nights had I got a phone call from him, drunk, needing help or a lift, to pick him up from a bar or the police station? A quick glance at my phone told me it was just after eight. The morning sun was up and glaring angrily over the Pacific like it could feel my mood. I scrubbed my hand over my face, feeling the minutes of sleep I’d missed. “How he didn’t hurt himself or someone else, I’ll never know.”

“It’s only a matter of time before he does.” Jeffrey’s tone was as sharp as his suit, whereas I felt like Monroe’s crumpled wreck that had been winched onto the tow truck last night.

I nodded, because he was right. We all knew he was right. Everyone, that was, but Monroe.

“I’ll have the insurance forms sent over this afternoon,” Jeffrey said. He rarely let his emotions show, but I could tell he was angry and disappointed. He was probably a dozen different emotions right now. What he wasn’t was surprised. This was far from the first time.

“Thanks, Jeffrey. He does appreciate it.”

He gave a nod and walked toward the grand foyer, but he stopped before he got to the door. “Does he? Does he appreciate all you do for him?”

I didn’t answer. Even if I knew what to say, I couldn’t get the words out. But Jeffrey didn’t wait for a reply. The soft click of the front door was loud in the silence.

My heart was a weighted lump in my chest. My ribs felt too tight like I couldn’t breathe properly. Like I hadn’t been able to breathe properly in years. The space of Monroe’s house was vast—tiled floors, high ceilings, glass walls overlooking the ocean, no expense spared—yet the vast emptiness was overwhelming. A mansion worth several million dollars, on every elite real-estate list in Australia, was a hollow void of loneliness and grief, much like the man who owned it. Who was, at that very moment, passed out drunk in his bed.

The heaviness of the last twelve hours settled over me, and I slumped down on the couch, pulled a cushion under my head, and closed my eyes.

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“Hey, sleeping beauty, wake up.”

I startled and shot up. Disoriented at first, until I remembered I was on Monroe’s couch. He was standing at the end of the sofa with his arms full of brown paper bags, and then I could smell something.

“I was starving,” he said. “And Uber Eats is a gift from the gods. Shuffle up.”

I slid up the couch a little and he parked himself next to me, shoved the bags and a pizza box onto the coffee table, then pulled it toward us. “I didn’t know what you felt like, so I got that wood-fired pizza you like and some curry and—”

“What time is it?” I asked. Usually the view out the window was a good indication of the time, but it had come over cloudy. Summer storms usually rolled in around four.

“Half two.”

“Shit. I didn’t mean to sleep that long. I was supposed to go into the office today.”

Monroe shrugged like he did to most responsibility. “Here, get this into ya.” He opened the pizza box and turned it to face me.

I took a bite and moaned. It was so good. “How long you been up?”

“An hour or so.”

His black hair was damp and he smelled of salt water. “I didn’t hear you swim.” Which was surprising considering the living room opened up into the pool area.

“Stealth mode,” he said with a grin, his blue eyes sparkling. “Nah. You were dead to the world.”

I didn’t bother explaining that I didn’t get to sleep till after eight. I studied his face; there was a small scratch on his forehead and marks on his hands, probably from the glass or air bag. “How you feeling?”

“Good.”

And that was his problem. He always woke up feeling fine. Maybe if he’d ever suffered just one hangover in his life, he might think twice about drinking so much.

“Your picture’s in the paper,” I said. “And photos of the car.”

He grimaced for half a second before he took another forkful of curry. “You see Jeffrey?”

I nodded. “He was here before eight this morning. He brought the paper with him.”

Monroe stirred his curry, frowning. “Was he mad?”

“Yep. Said he’ll have the insurance papers sent around for the car.” I took a bite of pizza and swallowed it. “Wanna tell me what happened last night?”

He sighed. “Not really. I had one too many. You know how it is.”

“One?”

“Okay, a few.”

“And you drove.”

“I was fine.”

“Your blood alcohol level was high range.”

He frowned again, this time stabbing a piece of curried beef. “I was fine. I didn’t feel drunk at all.”

I knew there was no point in arguing with him, so I tried a different approach. “You could have hurt yourself, Monroe,” I said gently. “Or someone else. You’re lucky it was a pole you hit and not a pedestrian or a car full of kids.”

“Yeah, it was stupid, I know. I won’t do it again.”

“Well, no, you can’t. Because now you don’t have a car or a licence.”

He pointed his fork at me. “That is true. Well, there’s the old Discovery in the garage,” he said. “Haven’t driven that in a while.”

“Old? It’s two years old,” I said. “And you’re not driving it anywhere. You get caught driving unlicensed now and the judge will likely throw the book at you to prove a point. Not to mention that unlicensed means uninsured.”

“Where’s your sense of adventure?” he asked, giving me that sly grin that usually got him out of all kinds of trouble.

“My sense of adventure is keeping you out of jail.”

He chuckled and nudged me with his shoulder. “Always looking out for me,” he said. “Thanks, by the way, for coming to get me last night.”

“I should have left you there,” I said, nudging him back. “In a cell with two guys named Warthog and Donk.”

He laughed. “Sounds like a dream I had once. It didn’t end badly, let’s just say that much.”

I snorted, unable to stay mad at him. And that was my problem. I could never stay mad at him.

He put his curry down and took a slice of pizza, biting into it. “Mmm, this is good too. Hey, we should go out tonight. There’s a summer blues night on at the Wharf.”

I shook my head, but he was, like always, relentless and charming and so fucking cute, and I could never say no to him. Which was another one of my problems.

“Come on, it’ll be fun. It’s summer. We’ll have a swim, laze about for the afternoon, have a nap, then we can go out later. Who knows, you might even find some random to take home.”

I forced a smile, like I always did. “Unlikely.”

“Dunno why,” he said, oblivious. “You don’t look half bad,” he said with a smirk and a nudge. “If a young Robert Redford is your thing and you have more money than God. And fuck knows guys throw themselves at you.”

“More money than God?”

“Shut up, you know you do.” He pushed the pizza box away. “You know what your problem is, Erik?”

Actually, I did. But I played along. “Nope, tell me what my problem is.”

“You’re too picky.”

I snorted. “Is that right?”

“Yep. So tonight, when a guy looks twice at you, take him into the bathrooms.”

“Not really my style, but thanks.”

He laughed and stood up, then walked toward the pool. The glass doors were all pushed back, transforming the inside living area into a huge outdoor living area. He peeled off his shirt and stopped to face me. He looked even better in the sunlight. “Are you gonna lecture me about swimming after eating?”

“Wouldn’t dream of it.”

“Then get your arse into the pool with me. It’s too nice a day and life is too damn short.” He tossed his shirt and dived into the pool.

And there were both our problems laid bare. His was that he shirked off all responsibility, drank far too much, and lived like every day was his last, which in his case, with his drinking problem and reckless nature, it very well could be.

My problem was that I couldn’t stay mad at him and I couldn’t say no to him.

Oh, that, and I was absolutely head over heels in love with him. Had been since we were eighteen years old. I was so in love with him, I’d let him treat me like a doormat if it just meant he’d keep me around. It was a sickness.

He had his addiction, and he was mine.

His addiction to alcohol was killing him.

And watching him slowly spiral out of control, being so close to him but so far away, was killing me.

Addiction, in all its forms, fucking sucked.

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Author N.R. Walker

Author N.R. Walker

About the Author
N.R. Walker is an Australian author, who loves her genre of gay romance. She loves writing and spends far too much time doing it, but wouldn’t have it any other way.

She is many things: a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who live in her head, who don’t let her sleep at night unless she gives them life with words. She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things… but likes it even more when they fall in love.

She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal.

She’s been writing ever since…

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Cover Reveal – AFFLICTED TO THE CORE (Wielder World) by Nat Kennedy

AFFLICTED TO THE CORE Cover Reveal

Author Nat Kennedy is revealing the cover to AFFLICTED TO THE CORE, the third book in her adult LGBTQ+ urban fantasy series, Wielder World, releasing June 14, 2019. See below for the cover, information on the book and series, and preorder links.

AFFLICTED TO THE CORE (Wielder World #3) by Nat Kennedy

AFFLICTED TO THE CORE (Wielder World #3) by Nat Kennedy

About the Book
Title: AFFLICTED TO THE CORE
Series: Wielder World #3
Author: Nat Kennedy
Genre: Adult LGBTQ+ Urban Fantasy
Release Date: June 14, 2019
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Synopsis
Reggie Wolfe religiously visits Kyle Landon—his student in Nerve detangling—at the Harpford Disentanglement Center, where the younger man has been incarcerated on trumped up charges. During one of Reggie’s visits, Kyle’s able to warn his teacher of an imminent unauthorized transfer by an unknown shadow agency. Reggie demands help from his sister at the Bureau of Wielder Services but is pressed to take the matter into his own hands when bureaucratic red-tape stymies her actions. Breaking into a secret medical installation, Reggie and August Whalen find Kyle and six other men hooked to IVs, unknown chemicals pumping into their systems.

The three are caught up in a quest to find an antidote for the drugs and discover who is behind the powerful anti-male Wielder organization. On this dangerous road, will they forever remain friends, or give in to their growing attraction?

 

 

 

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Book 1: EDGE OF DESPERATION
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Book 2: CENTER OF DECEPTION
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Book 2.5: PLACES BETWEEN
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Author Nat Kennedy

Author Nat Kennedy

About the Author
Nat Kennedy grew up living in a poorly populated desert landscape. With no neighbors in a 1-mile radius, she had to make up her own fun.

Nat strives to create plotty and imaginative fantasy worlds, with the added benefit of gay romance–steamy to tame. Bored of het romance, she jumped into writing her fantasy with gay romance swirled in, like a raspberry ribbon in vanilla ice cream.

 

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Where to Find Nat Kennedy
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – BUMP (Second Chance Alpha Bad-Boy Romance) by Maggie Marr

BUMP Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for BUMP, a stand-alone adult contemporary Second Chance Alpha Bad-Boy Romance, byUSA Today bestselling author, Maggie Marr. See below for the cover, information on the book, and preorder links.

BUMP (Second Chance Alpha Bad-Boy Romance) by Maggie Marr

BUMP (Second Chance Alpha Bad-Boy Romance) by Maggie Marr

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
 BUMP
Series: Second Chance Alpha Bad-Boy Romance
Author: Maggie Marr
Release Date: May 21, 2019
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
Our relationship is over. We’ve loved and lost. Or that’s what we thought. It was one drunken night at his sister’s wedding and we fooled around…a one-night hook up. And then we became XWB (exes with benefits) nothing serious–just for fun. There’s no way I’d ever get pregnant right?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Excerpt #2
I’ve managed to accomplish nearly nothing all afternoon. Wonder why? I’ve looked up baby names, baby bottles, baby clothes, baby books, and articles on baby brain development for the last three hours, but other than that? Nothing. My cell buzzes and I grab it from my purse. Recognizing the phone number of Katy the director of HR at the tech company in Palo Alto, I jump up from my desk and push shut my office door.

“Hey, this is Carmen,” I say

“Carmen!” Katy’s voice is more chipper than a cruise director on speed. “Wanted to check in with you to see if you got our offer and benefits package!”

“I did, thank you, just uh…looking over that now,” I say. I sit at my desk and pull the offer up on my computer. Waaaay better than what I make now, plus the opportunity to work with a tech firm in Northern California is just exactly what I’ve always wanted.

“We were hoping to get a commitment from you…soon.”

“Right,” I sigh. “Could you, uh…give me a few more days?”

“Sure thing! You’ll want to discuss it with the husband.” I hear her smile over the phone. I don’t mention that there is no husband to discuss the offer with. She continues, “I get it. Big move and all. Get back to me as soon as you can, cause you’re the person we want for this job!”

“Thanks,” I say and press off on my phone.

Pregnant. New job. Divorce. And a move.

Hmm…not much else I can handle today. Think I’ll head home to pajamas and Netflix and possibly a dinner with Dave, since he did offer to Netflix and chill tonight.

I’m nearly home when my phone rings again. This time, it’s Becca. She’s been checking in on me every other day since she got back from her honeymoon. I answer and after she fills me in on the latest way that Jake is proving to her how perfect she is—ah newlyweds—the topic turns to getting together.

“Wait, so are we still on for yoga?” Becca asks. “Torrey can’t come because she’s packing.”

“She’s seriously moving to Australia?” I ask.

“Yep, three months there, then six months here. She and Brett are giving it a try. Personally, I think it’s totally gonna work. I mean, why not?”

“Why not indeed,” I say. “Yes to yoga.” I pull open my front door to what was Dave and my house, and what will soon be my house only, and then possibly some other couple’s house entirely.

“Okay great, gotta go. Mr. Jia and Dad just arrived.” Becca clicks off.

The house smells like red sauce and garlic and basil and pasta and…oh my God is that chicken parm?

“Hey! I’m in the kitchen,” Dave calls out.

I hang my jacket in the closet. He never made dinner when we were married. I take a deep breath and plaster a smile onto my face. I still don’t know what I’m going to tell Dave…or when. With all the loss we experienced as a couple, part of me feels as though I need to sit with this information. I turn the corner and the sexiest man I know stands over a pan of marinara, stirring with a wooden spoon. Making sauce. He turns to me and grabs a bottle of Chianti and pours a glass.

“And some wine for you. Who was on the phone?”

Great… “Thank you,” I say and set the glass down on the kitchen island, because I’m completely not drinking wine for like eight months. “It was your sister,” I say and walk around to the stove. “So, when you said exes with benefits, I had no idea that it included homemade chicken parm.”

“You’ve been working hard and I thought that maybe you’d enjoy a home cooked meal.” Dave lifts the wooden spoon filled with sauce and places it in front of my lips.

“So listen, there’s something we should talk about,” I say.

“First the sauce,” he whispers, his voice low and sexy.

The scent of fresh garlic and basil wafts to my nose and for the first time since this morning, when I downed an entire jar of green olives at seven, food smells good. I close my eyes. I take a bite. The sauce is amazing.

Dave wiggles his eyebrows and glances from my eyes to my mouth and back up to my eyes. And there it is—that heat between us. Automatic. The heat that started the very first time we met at a charity event sponsored by the PR firm where I worked and his dad’s company, Ryan & Sons, had purchased an entire table. Even that night…we hooked up.

“You’ve got a little sauce…here,” he says, leaning toward me so his lips are near mine. My entire body is hyperaware of this man, with his hands and his muscles and his lips that are thick and soft. My nipples tighten beneath my shirt. He presses his lips to the corner of my mouth.

The scent of garlic and marinara and Dave and his lips are on mine. He slides his hand to the small of my back. He knows just how to make me melt into a puddle of goo. His lips drift down from my mouth to the curve of my neck. His hot breath on my flesh. He presses his other hand to my chest and his thumb rubs over the tight bud of my nipple.

“Anybody tell you how fucking hot you look today?” he whispers in my ear. His breath caresses my skin. He pulls my hair back and his lips are on my neck beneath my ear and his other hand is untucking my shirt.

“You’ll ruin the sauce,” I whisper.

“Fuck the sauce,” he says.

“I’d rather you fuck me.”

I grab his pants and pull at the buckle of his belt. All I want is his hard thick cock between my legs and I want it now. I’m so fucking turned on. Is this the hormones? Who knows, but my entire body is on fire. He has my shirt up and my bra unhooked and both his hands stroke my breasts. I unbutton his jeans.

I stroke my hand down his cock. “Fuck yes,” he says. Long. Hard. And fully engorged.

I want to be fucked hard and fast. I don’t want to think. I don’t want to worry. I just want this pleasure of him taking me. He can see my desire in my eyes, he knows I want him. He wraps his hand in my hair and yanks my head back until my neck tilts. I’m wet. So fucking wet. He spins me around and he presses his lips near my ear. His stubble is rough on the skin of my neck. He reaches his hands under my skirt and lifts it up and over my ass.

“I’m fucking you right here,” he says.

He reaches beneath my thong and slides it down my legs. My palms are flat on the cold marble of the kitchen island. My breast are bare and my tits press against the stone. He bends me forward. I want it from behind. He reaches around my hip and slides his fingers through my curls. His fingers spread the lips of my pussy and stroke my clit.

His mouth is near my ear. “I’ve been thinking about your hot little pussy all day, you know that, baby?”

I’m so turned on I can’t speak. All I want is his cock. The head presses against the slit of my ass. Hard and huge. Dave’s finger still circling my sensitive nub.

“You like it from behind, don’t you baby, you like it rough,” he whispers against my ear.

“I do,” I pant out. “I do.”

“How bad do you want my cock in you?” he asks. He pulls back on my hair and I’m even wetter between my legs.

“So bad,” I say. The tension of his hand in my hair and the pleasure of his hand stroking my pussy—I can barely stand it. “I’m going to come. Oh my God, Dave, I’m going to come.” My voice cracks with pleasure, his fingertip circling and stroking and taking me over the edge.

“That’s it, baby, come for me, come for me now then I’ll make you come for me with my cock.”

“Oh Dave, oh my God,” I yell. I press my hands to the cool marble stone and I fall over the edge of pleasure. He circles my clit once, twice, three times more and I twitch with pleasure from each touch.

“That’s right, baby, feels good doesn’t it?”

“So good,” I moan out.

Dave pulls his fingertip from my clit and slides two fingers deep into my pussy.

“Oh you’re tight, baby, and wet—so fucking wet for me. You want me in you?” he whispers.

My hips move forward and back, ready for the second orgasm he’ll give me with his cock.

“Yes, please, please,” I moan.

He pulls on my hair and slides his fingers in and out of my sex as my hips roll forward and back. He slips his fingers from inside me and rubs the tip of his cock near the opening of my sex. I thrust my ass back and against him, wanting more of him, wanting him to slide hard and deep into my pussy and fill me up. So slowly, he pushes the tip of his cock past my tight opening. I moan with pleasure. My pussy tightens around his thick shaft.

“Oh God,” I moan, wanting him to sink deeper into me. I press my ass back against him wanting to take more of him inside of me.

“You’re fucking wet, baby, you ready for all my cock?” he asks.

“So ready,” I say. “Take me, take me now.”

I don’t have to ask twice—he thrusts balls-deep into me.

“Oh fuck yes, your pussy is perfect,” he moans.

He pulls out and back and thrusts up and into me again. I can barely take it, my body is on fire for him. He clasps my hip and his breathing is ragged and intense. He thrusts and my ass thrusts back to meet him. Our skin slaps and we’re both on the edge, fast and hard losing all control.

“Fuck me,” I say, “fuck me harder.” He pulls my hair and fucks me. He bends over me and his lips are by my ear.

“Say it, Carm,” he whispers.

He thrusts. I breathe. He thrusts again.

“Say it!”

I bite my bottom lip and he thrusts deep, so deep in my pussy. “I’m yours,” I whisper out. I’m so close, so fucking close.

“Louder,” he says.

I want to say it, I want it to be true. “I’m yours,” I say louder.

“Fuck yes,” Dave says, his thrust hard and deep. “That sweet pussy is mine.”

My body tenses as his hot cum jets into me and I call out his name. My pussy tightens around him and he releases deep inside me.

He presses his head to my neck and we stay that way until he slips his cock out of me. He presses his finger tip to my clit once more and my pussy tightens around nothingness and it makes me want him even more. He kisses the back of my neck, his beard rough against my flesh.

“Those are the benefits, babe,” he whispers in my ear.

I turn around. My lips are on his lips. He pulls my skirt down over my legs. I look into his eyes and he looks into mine.

My mind spins. I catch my breath. I press my cheek to his chest, hiding my gaze from his. Sometimes in life things just come too late. Like us. This. The baby came too late for us to be a couple. We may enjoy each other and we may have fucking-fantastic sex, but when we’re together for too long all we do is fight. Fight. Fight. Fight.

Six years of marriage proved that.

“I’m gonna go get cleaned up,” I say.

“I’ll finish dinner,” Dave says. He zips his pants and turns to the sink to scrub his hands.

I pass the dining room on the way toward the stairs. Roses. More wine. The table is set for two. Why not before now? Why not before I asked him to move out? What if he would’ve fixed me dinner even one night while we were married, or what if I’d wanted to have wild sex in the kitchen instead of constantly having him inject me with artificial hormones?  

I sigh and close my eyes. Just stop. The past is the past. We’re nearly divorced and both of us are at peace with where our lives are going.

Aren’t we?

Of course that was before today. The pregnancy. The job. I head up the stairs wanting to put on sweatpants and a sweatshirt, to put the reality of what’s happening, so that Dave and I can pretend that we are only Ex’s With Benefits and Netflix and chill.

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Author Maggie Marr

Author Maggie Marr

About the Author
Maggie Marr is the USA Today Best Selling author of hot contemporary romance. She spends her days working in entertainment and her nights writing. Maggie loves all things pop culture and when she isn’t writing, she’s reading or binge-watching Netflix. Never miss a new release, sale, bonus content, or extras by signing up for Maggie’s newsletter here: maggiemarr.net

 

 

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Book Blitz – Teaser + Giveaway – TEN HOURS by Melissa Toppen

TEN HOURS Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for TEN HOURS, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, by Melissa Toppen. See below for information on the book, buy links, a couple of exclusive teasers, and details on her giveaway.

TEN HOURS by Melissa Toppen

TEN HOURS by Melissa Toppen

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: TEN HOURS
Author: Melissa Toppen
Release Date: May 17, 2019
Genre:
 Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
Ten hours… That’s how much time we spent together. How much time I got with the man whose bright eyes and sultry smile almost made me forget that I was sick.

Six hundred minutes… That’s how long it took me to fall in love.

Thirty-six thousand seconds… And then it was over. And all I wanted was more.
More seconds.
More minutes.
More hours.
More him.

Ten hours… Such a small, insignificant amount of time.

Yet those ten hours changed everything.

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Author Melissa Toppen

Author Melissa Toppen

About the Author
Melissa Toppen is a Reader’s Choice Award Winning and Bestselling Romance Author of New Adult, Contemporary, Erotic and Romantic Suspense. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read.

Melissa was born and raised in a small town in Ohio and now resides in Cincinnati with her husband and two children, where she writes full time.

In addition to spending time with family and friends, Melissa loves going to concerts and is obsessed with the T.V. shows Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time and Outlander..

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Cover Reveal – KINGDOM OF MIRRORS AND ROSES Box Set by Various Authors

KINGDOM OF MIRRORS AND ROSES Box Set Cover Reveal

Welcome to the cover reveal for KINGDOM OF MIRRORS & ROSES, a limited edition of Beauty and the Beast retellings box set, releasing August 1, 2019. See below for the cover, information on the book and pre-order links.

KINGDOM OF MIRRORS AND ROSES Box Set by Various Authors

KINGDOM OF MIRRORS AND ROSES Box Set by Various Authors

About the Book
Title: SOUR
Authors: A.W. Cross, Anna Santos, Anne Stryker, C. Penticoff, D.L. Pitchford, Jacque Stevens, Jessica Lincoln, Kelly N. Jane, and Nikki Landis
Release Date: June 4, 2019
Genre: New Adult Fantasy/Fairytale Retelling
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
Beauty and the Beast, but not how you remember it

Deep in the forest, a castle hides. No one knows who lives there, but rumors of a beast keep people away.

Cloaked in shadows, hidden from view, a prince destroyed by a curse shuts himself away from the world, ashamed of the beast he’s become.

And in the village, a beautiful girl with her nose in a book, yearns for something more.

True love is the only thing that can break his curse. True love is the one thing she’s looking for, but how can they find true love when neither knows the other exists?

Find out if love really can defy all odds in this set of thirteen captivating retellings of the classic fairytale, filled with love, hope and the strength of two people willing to do whatever it takes…

One click now for your happily ever after.

Other books in the Kingdom of series…
Kingdom of Glass and Ashes (Cinderella retellings)
Kingdom of Salt and Sirens (Little Mermaid retellings)
Kingdom of Sand and Wishes (Aladdin retellings)
Kingdom of Mirrors and Roses (Beauty and the Beast retellings)
Kingdom of Thorns and Dreams (Sleeping Beauty retellings) coming soon