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Blog Tour – Teaser – WHEN A HEART TRIPS by Dominique Laura

 

Welcome to the blog tour for WHEN A HEART TRIPS, a stand-alone young adult contemporary romance/coming of age story by Dominique Laura

Welcome to the blog tour for WHEN A HEART TRIPS, a stand-alone young adult contemporary romance/coming of age story by Dominique Laura. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

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WHEN A HEART TRIPS by Dominique Laura

About the Book – Read for free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: WHEN A HEART TRIPS
Author: Dominique Laura
Release Date: May 28, 2020
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance/Coming of Age
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Synopsis
I never thought I’d catch serious feelings for someone at seventeen—isn’t life complicated enough at this age?—let alone for my polar opposite.

I’m the quiet, reserved bookworm. He’s the popular, confident jock at the center of every party. He’s also kind, charming, and sweet. The determined wide receiver worms his way past my defenses. I see a side of him no one else does, and he makes me feel things I’ve only ever read about.

He isn’t my perfect match, but at some point, I can’t ignore what my heart is trying to say.

So, what happens when a heart trips?

Well, at some point, the fall is unavoidable, and I’m falling headfirst into something I didn’t want in the first place. I asked for a crush, not for this.

 

 

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Excerpt #1
“I really want a crush,” I muse out loud, pencil tapping on the edge of my desk while I daydream about someone who may or may not exist. 

“A Crush? Like the soda?” my best friend, Erin, questions from beside me, eyes narrowing in confusion.

“No, a crush like a person.” My eyes narrow right back at her in response.

She sighs, shaking her head in slight annoyance. “You want to have a crush is what you’re saying? Then don’t say you want a Crush because my mind immediately jumps to soda.”

“That’s legit what I said,” I say in defense, brow raising. 

“Fine, so you want a crush. What brought this on?” 

“It sounds lame, but I read about relationships all the time, and I’m starting to wonder what that’s like, ya know? Also, not that this should matter, but we’re seniors, and I’ve never really liked someone. Someone who made me giggle and blush and invaded my dreams. I just want to know what the fuss is; if it’s possible for me to even experience butterflies and goosebumps and that other cliche stuff.”

“You know what would really help with finding a crush?” Erin asks, smirk in place.

“What?” The word comes out slowly since I never know what’ll come out of her mouth. She’s Latina and feisty, and filters don’t exist in her world, which works for our friendship because I’m the same way, just a smidge less confident.

“Kickbacks. Friday night football followed by a kickback would help,” she states matter-of-factly. “I admire your love of books and your ability to read an ungodly amount each weekend, but going out and actively socializing is the best way to meet new people, guys included. That’s how you’ll find someone to crush on, I guarantee it.”

“I go to kickbacks,” I half-heartedly defend, knowing full well that she has a really good point.

“Yeah, when I practically drag you, and even then you end up in some corner with your nose buried in your phone while you read on your Kindle app.”

My eyes widen, and she tsks. “Oh yeah, I pay attention, Devon. You’re not fooling anyone.”

I groan, only slightly embarrassed at having been caught. “Fine, you do have a point, but it’s not as easy for me as it is for you. I mean, sure, I can socialize with the best of them, but it’s rarely genuine, and it’s not the most fun—it’s uncomfortable and forced.”

“Maybe it’s not the most fun because you don’t actually try or make any effort,” she tells me bluntly before her eyes turn sympathetic. “You’ve gotta get out of your shell and out of your books. Live in the real world with me.”

Her words might sound insulting to anyone else, but not to me. She means well, and I trust her. She’s not one for ill intent, despite her brutal honesty and sharp tongue most of the time. 

“Fine. I’ll try it your way this weekend,” I concede, nodding my head with conviction. 

Erin’s eyes light up at my words. “Perfect. Most of the parties and kickbacks are starting this weekend anyway, so it’s the perfect time for you to integrate yourself.”

“I feel like I’m going to regret this later, aren’t I?” I grumble, mostly to myself.

“Oh, most definitely, but what’s life without some regrets, am I right?” She gives me a wink.

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Author Dominique Laura

Author Dominique Laura

About the Author
I’m a Southern California girl who grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles.

My dog is my child, and she’s my favorite. I’m an advocate for love, mental health, and happily ever afters. Sarcasm is my go-to for any situation. I write sweet, sometimes sexy romances that range from young adult to new adult to contemporary. Cows are my favorite animal, and I’m the absolute worst at talking about myself.

 

 

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Where to Find Dominique Laura
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – STEALING THE HEIRESS (The Kidnap Club Series) by Samantha Holt

Welcome to the book blitz for STEALING THE HEIRESS, the second book in the adult historical romance series,The Kidnap Club, by USA Today bestselling author, Samantha Holt

Welcome to the book blitz for STEALING THE HEIRESS, the second book in the adult historical romance series,The Kidnap Club, by USA Today bestselling author, Samantha Holt. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

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STEALING THE HEIRESS (The Kidnap Club Series #2) by Samantha Holt

About the Book – Read for Free on Kindle Unlimited
Title: STEALING THE HEIRESS
Series: The Kidnap Club Series #2
Author: Samantha Holt
Publisher: Helstone Press
Release Date: May 28, 2020
Genre:
 Adult Historical Romance
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Synopsis
She was looking for adventure…

Lady Rosamunde Stanley just never expected in the form of a kidnapping.

Well, an almost-kidnapping. The dastardly man only went and took the wrong woman!

But she soon discovers the dark, handsome man is not quite the terrible rogue she thinks him to be and she decides to put his experience to use. Her uncle has gone missing and no one believes her when she says he’s in trouble. Can she persuade Russell to help?

Russell might have kidnapped her, but he has no intention of keeping her. Even if the heat between them is driving him out of his wits and her crazy family makes him long for things a battle-hardened orphan like him should never want.

Their societal divide isn’t the only reason to keep his distance. Rosamunde is a bloody knife-carrying, picklock-wielding madwoman.

A far too appealing madwoman…

He’s not the only one struggling. Rosamunde is finding it just as difficult to fight the attraction, despite knowing it is most likely her over-active imagination leading her down this path. Somehow, she must keep her head around the most exciting man she’s ever met.

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Excerpt #2
Before he could argue, she gasped and snatched his arm. He scarcely had a moment to figure out what was happening when she pressed him up against the wall. She flung off her hat, pulled out a comb that clattered to the ground, and slung her arms around his neck. 

“What the—”

She pressed her lips to his. Hard. 

His mind raced to catch up with what had occurred. But all it could latch onto was the fact she had her mouth pressed to his. And that she tasted sweet. And that all he needed to do was skim his hands down and he could take two handfuls of that arse that had him so preoccupied.

So, he did what any red-blooded man would do and glided his hands down, taking her rear in his palms and squeezing her flesh. She moaned against his mouth and he used the opportunity to take a deeper taste of the sweetness. 

Dear God, did she taste sweet. And so warm.

She moved against him, pressing her strangely firm chest to his. He kept her gripped tight and her fingers twined into the hair under his hat. She moaned again when he drew back and nibbled briefly on her bottom lip before taking her in an intense kiss once more. She angled her head so that the kiss moved deeper, and he met her sounds with a groan. 

He ached fiercely. More fiercely than ever before, he could swear. He used his grip on her rear to move her closer, so close that their hips collided. He supposed he should be grateful she didn’t have the added barrier of skirts. He rubbed against her and moved his lips from her mouth to her neck, taking little bites along her flesh and feeling her shudder.

She tapped his shoulder and drew in a long, shaky breath. “I think they are gone now.”

He lifted his head and glanced around the street. A young couple strolled along the opposite side of the road, doing their best to ignore them. “Who?”

“A friend,” she said. “I feared they might recognize me.”

He eased his hands away from her, feeling as though she’d just thrown a bucket of ice-cold water over him. She’d been trying to hide. That was why she had kissed him.

“So you thought that was the best way to hide?”

“Well, no one wants to look at a couple kissing, do they?”

“Right. Of course.”

“I think it worked.” She grinned at him. “I had to think quickly there.”

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STEALING THE HEIRESS, the second book in the adult historical romance series,The Kidnap Club, by USA Today bestselling author, Samantha Holt is now available

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Get Caught up on the Series:

Book 1: CAPTURING THE BRIDE
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USA Today bestselling author, Samantha Holt

Author Samantha Holt

About the Author
USA Today Bestselling author Samantha Holt lives in a small village in England with her twin girls and a dachshund called Duke. If you’re not sure where to start why not try…

▶ Amelia and the Viscount (Bluestocking Brides #1) for a fun, slightly hot shorter length read. Meet the Chadwick sisters and follow their adventures in each of their standalone stories.

▶ You’re the Rogue That I Want (Rogues of Redmere #1) is a longer read with heat, witty dialogue, a feisty heroine and adventure. All books in the series are standalone.

▶ Sinful Confessions is the first in the Cynfell Brothers Series. These are all novella length and standalone–ideal for a quick dip into the world of the sexy Cynfell brothers.

▶ Wake Me With a Kiss is a sweet, fairytale romance. Twists on Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella are also available if you love a clean, fun read.

▶ To Steal a Highlander’s Heart is a full length dive into the world of sexy highlanders. For those who love braw Scots, some steamy scenes, and medieval romance, this series is a perfect escape.

Where to find Samantha Holt
Goodreads Website | Facebook Twitter | Instagram

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – FORSAKEN (Legion Series) by A.D. Starrling

Welcome to book blitz for FORSAKEN, the fourth book in the adult urban fantasy series, Legion, by A.D. Starrling

Welcome to book blitz for FORSAKEN, the fourth book in the adult urban fantasy series, Legion, by A.D. Starrling. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive except, and details on her giveaway.

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FORSAKEN (Legion Series #4) by A.D. Starrling

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Title: FORSAKEN
Series: Legion Series #4
Author: A.D. Starrling
Release Date: May 28, 2020
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy
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Synopsis
They thought they knew who the enemy was…

When the Vatican extends an official invitation to Artemus and his allies to visit Rome, Artemus is wary of their intentions. Especially since the demon inside Drake has turned out to be one of Hell’s strongest princes, while Otis’s newly awakened powers means he is their most powerful tool against Hell’s army. Heading for Rome despite his misgivings, their arrival precipitates a series of attacks that soon has them questioning everyone around them.

Daniel Lenton is a shadow. Afflicted by a disease that weakened him as a child, the priest has dedicated his life to the church and wants nothing to do with Artemus and his friends. Not when such an association would risk exposing the lie he wants to keep buried. But when an ambush rouses Daniel’s beast to defend him against a monster, he is left with little choice but to embrace who he was born to be.

After the precious cargo they are hired to protect is attacked by demons, Serena and Nate are convinced that Ba’al is after something hidden among the artifacts bound for an exhibition in Rome. The last thing the super soldiers expect when they arrive in the city is to come face to face with their past.

As a new and formidable foe grows closer, Artemus and his allies must decipher the mysteries that await them in Rome, help a guardian find his key, and uncover the location of the next gate to Hell, all before Ba’al destroys the Holy See.

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Excerpt 1
The woman crouched over the child, her body taking the brunt of the blows raining down on them. The punches and kicks came erratically, the man delivering them so inebriated he could barely stand. Still, the attack was as savage as it would have been had he been sober.

“Get off him!” the man roared where he towered above them. His spit pelted the woman’s nape, so hot she could barely distinguish it from the blood flowing out of the fresh cut on her scalp. “Let me see the ugly freak!”

That’s going to need stitches for sure.

She whimpered as the steel cap of his boot connected with her side, denting her flesh with enough force to leave an imprint. Pain exploded inside her chest. She gasped and bit her lip.

She’d suffered enough broken bones to know that he’d just shattered one of her ribs.

The boy let out a low sob. It was the first sound he’d made since her husband had flown into a rage and started beating them, his anger fueled by the cheap booze he’d been drinking all afternoon in their tiny, one-bedroom apartment. Despite the illness that had rendered his body weak, the boy clung ferociously to her with his tiny hands, his tears soaking into her grimy shirt; she had just returned from a grueling shift on the assembly line at the factory and had not had time to change out of her work clothes. 

Even though her husband was making enough noise to raise the dead, the woman knew no help would come. Not a single person in their drab and lifeless, red-brick housing block would raise a finger to stop the monster who was currently striking her and her nephew.

“Mama,” the boy hiccupped softly. 

The man froze for a moment. The woman waited breathlessly, wondering if the sound had somehow finally brought him to his senses.

The blow came from nowhere and sent stars flashing before her eyes. She slumped to the floor, body limp and skull ringing. The object her husband had used to strike her landed with a thump by her head. 

It was her Bible. The one she read every night to the boy. 

She should have known that the endearment would just infuriate her husband more. He hated that the boy called her mother. Not just because he considered the child a cripple and an embarrassment, but also because she had never been able to bear him his own child. 

A hand grabbed the back of her shirt, coarse fingertips digging into the fresh bruises on her body. She was yanked off the boy and cast violently to the side. A choked grunt left her as she struck the edge of a sideboard. The meagermeagre porcelain dinner set she had received as part of her dowry rattled on the shelves inside the cabinet. 

The boy curled up into a ball on the kitchen floor, his small frame dwarfed by the monster who loomed over him. The man clutched a handful of his dark hair and started dragging him across the floor. 

The boy reached out to her, his crying face and desperate eyes blurring in and out of her sight. 

A scream left his lips for the first time. “Mama! Mama! Help me!”

Fear gripped the woman when she saw where her husband was heading.

She rolled awkwardly onto her front and tried to push up onto her hands and knees. Her arms and legs trembled. They gave way. Once. Twice.

The woman slammed her palms weakly on the linoleum floor, her tears falling in a hot, steady flow. She sobbed and cursed the frailty of her female body and the cruel fate that had ever seen her cross paths with the monster she had married. 

The roar of water reached her ears. Her heart lurched painfully in her chest.

He was going to drown the boy. Just like he had drowned the puppy the child had rescued a few weeks ago.  

The face of her late sister swam before the woman’s eyes. She’d promised Magda that she would look after her son.  

A loud splash came from the bathroom. The boy’s screams were abruptly cut off.  

The woman pushed up once more. This time, her body obeyed her will. 

The room spun dizzyingly around her as she staggered to her feet. She clutched the sideboard and closed her eyes briefly. Then she was moving, her fingers finding a carving knife in the wooden block by the sink.

Her husband had his back to her when she entered the bathroom. He was on his knees by the tiny copper tub in the corner, his arms elbow deep in the water.

The boy’s legs kicked weakly through the surface as he fought to free himself from the monstrous hold around his neck, his shape a blur.

The woman rushed across the room with an animal noise and sank the knife into the man’s back all the way to the hilt, right between his shoulder blades. The sound it made as it carved through flesh and bone made her gag.

A low grunt left the man. He grew deathly still before twisting and glaring at her, his face a vicious mask. His pupils flashed yellow for an instant. 

The woman froze, terror locking her mind and limbs rigid.

Something else was looking at her out of her husband’s body.  He turned back to his task as if she weren’t even there.

The woman blinked. Awareness returned. She snarled and started pummeling his body with her fists. The monster did not so much as budge. 

The turbulence in the water started to abate. The boy finally became motionless at the bottom of the tub. 

The woman sank to her knees and started to sob, despair a living entity that choked her very breath. “God, please help us! Help this child! He has suffered so much already!”

A low cackle reached her. It was coming from her husband. The inhuman laughter echoed around the bathroom, an evil sound that frayed her nerves and made her stomach roil.

Your God will not help him,” he growled in a voice she did not recognize.

He let go of the dead boy and climbed to his feet before turning to face her, water dripping down his arms and a sickening smile splitting his mouth.

The woman gasped, hands moving automatically to make the sign of the cross.

The monster advanced toward her, his grin growing impossibly wide. The whites of his eyes shifted to obsidian. His hand, when he grabbed her neck, was no longer human, his fingers and nails having lengthened to razor-sharp talons that scraped across her skin.

Blood pounded thickly in the woman’s ears as she stared blindly into the face of the demon. She knew she would be dead in the next few seconds. She cast a final prayer to Heaven and closed her eyes.

Forgive me, Magda.

A voice came then. One neither she nor the creature who was slowly strangling her to death had expected. 

“Let her go!” 

The woman’s eyes snapped open. She gasped, the sound a wheeze.

The demon paused, his deadly grip stopping shy of crushing her windpipe. He looked over his shoulder. 

The woman’s eyes widened. 

The boy stood in the middle of the copper tub. Steam was curling up from his skin and hair. His wet clothes were already half dry. But it was his face and hands that captured her shocked gaze and the attention of the demon.

Fire danced on the boy’s fingertips and blazed from his eyes. The air around him trembled and shimmered, as if struck by an intense heat. A faint aura of flames flickered into life around his body as he climbed out of the tub.

Dark scorch marks stained the marble tiles under his feet as he came toward them. Some cracked, the limestone warping and bubbling as the blaze licked them.

The demon released her and turned to face the boy.

Run!” the woman yelled, her voice hoarse.

The boy glanced at her. 

The demon moved. 

What happened next was something the woman never recounted to another living soul and took to her grave when she passed away years later in prison. 

The demon swung lethal talons at the boy. The boy blocked the strike with one hand. Fire raced from his fingers and engulfed the demon. First the arm. Then the chest. Then the entire body of the creature was swallowed up by the flames.

As the thing that had once been her husband shrieked and dropped to the floor, skin and flesh blackening while he writhed helplessly, the woman realized that the monsters she had read about in her Bible walked this mortal realm. 

A hush fell across the apartment when the demon exhaled his last breath, his corpse a dark husk that was barely recognizable where he lay curled up on the floor. 

The boy blinked. The fire went out of his eyes and faded from his fingertips.  He looked utterly lost and forlorn swaying where he stood, the weakness in his limbs evident once more.

The woman caught him before he collapsed to the floor.

“Mama!” The boy gazed at her beseechingly, fat tears rolling down his pale cheeks. “I didn’t mean to kill him! I didn’t!

The woman tightened her hold on the boy. “It’s okay, Judah. It’s okay, my little kokhana.” She took a shaky breath, her mind clearer than it had been in years. “Now, here’s what we’re going to do.”

The boy protested when he heard what she said next. In the end, she made him promise on his mother’s grave that he would do as he was told.

And so, when the police finally came, the boy stayed quiet. And as she was led away in handcuffs and the neighbors gathered in the corridors of the building and mumbled about what a terrible man her husband had been and how he had deserved what had happened to him, the boy kept his word and remained silent. 

“I love you, Judah,” the woman called out as she was pushed roughly into the back of a police car. “Remember that.”

“I love you, Mama,” the little boy whispered where he stood in the entrance of the housing block, a policeman holding his hand.

That was the last the woman saw of him.

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FORSAKEN, the fourth book in the adult urban fantasy series, Legion, by A.D. Starrling, is available now

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Author A.D. Starrling

Author A.D. Starrling

About the Author
AD Starrling’s bestselling supernatural thriller series Seventeen combines action, suspense, and a dose of fantasy to make each book an explosive, adrenaline-fueled ride. If you prefer your action hot and your heroes sexy and strong-willed, then check out her military romantic suspense series Division Eight.

When she’s not busy writing, AD can be found looking up exciting international locations and cool science and technology to put in her books, eating Thai food, being tortured by her back therapists, drooling over gadgets, working part-time as a doctor on a Neonatal Intensive Care unit somewhere in the UK, reading manga, and watching action and sci-fi flicks. She has occasionally been accused of committing art with a charcoal stick and some drawing paper.

Find out more about AD on her website www.adstarrling.com where you can sign up for her awesome newsletter, get exclusive freebies, and never miss her latest release. You’ll also have a chance to see sneak previews of her work, participate in exclusive giveaways, and hear about special promotional offers first.

Here are some other places where you can connect with her:

Where to Find A.D. Starrling
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – THE BEGINNING OF THE END by R. Holmes

Welcome to the blog tour for THE BEGINNING OF THE END, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, by R. Holmes

Welcome to the blog tour for THE BEGINNING OF THE END, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, by R. Holmes. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

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THE BEGINNING OF THE END by R. Holmes

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: THE BEGINNING OF THE END
Author: R. Holmes
Release Date: May 22, 2020
Genre:
 Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
Ambrey
My last name was royalty in New Orleans, at least, I guess to those who mattered. But to me…my last name was a curse. High society. Expectations. Old money. Politics. Everything I despised. If only they could see what happened behind those high-society closed doors. The same doors my daddy paid a lot of money to keep closed.

Deceit. Destruction. Bribery. You name it, my family was guilty of it. My father’s throne was built on lies. Our family was the epitome of faux royalty. Then, I fell in love and oh what a fool I was. I was just a pawn in my father’s game. And to use the man who claimed to love me…

Five years ago, I walked away, and left my father to his riches. And that man who left me in broken, jagged pieces? Well, what goes around, comes around.

Grey
Four years in a prison cell changes a man. I spent those five years fighting to survive. When I emerged, I was nothing like the man who had walked through those cell doors all those years ago. I overcame things that I never imagined I’d be faced with..

The one person who promised to never leave, did. The life I thought I knew, gone. The future I once thought I had, up in smoke. Like so many things in my life, my story and my future were stolen from me.

Sure, it’s made up of the usual parts…a beginning and an end. But just like every story, there’s a hero, there’s the villain…and then there’s me. And this is the beginning of the end.

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Excerpt:
“Then life changed again when I walked into your office and came face-to-face with you. All at once, all of those memories came flooding back. Not just the ones of the time we spent together, but prison and everything in between. I was shocked, and angry, and hurt all over again. Somewhere between now and then, I lost myself and I am just now figuring out the man I need to be. I became hard, cold, and jaded. Scared to ever let anyone get close to my heart again after it was destroyed. My daughter is the one who thaws this cold piece of flesh that’s barely beating inside me. She shows me every day that no matter what I feel inside, I am worthy of redemption. I am worthy of her love.”

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Adult Contemporary Romance Author R. Holmes

Author R. Holmes

About the Author
Holmes is from a small town in southern Louisiana where she lives on a farm, with her husband and two little boys. Whenever she’s not chasing around the goats and her boys on the farm, she spends her time watching ridiculous amounts of Netflix and is almost always stuck with her nose in a book. She thrives on horror films, sarcasm, and reruns of Harry Potter. A perpetual night owl, you’ll find her in her office locked away until the wee hours of the morning. She loves to meet her readers and discuss her latest favorite books and her upcoming projects!

Connect with her via Facebook, Instagram (@RHolmesAuthor) and twitter!

Where to find R. Holmes
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – BOUNTY (Kaliya Sahni Series) by K.N. Banet

Welcome to the book blitz for BOUNTY, the first book in the adult urban fantasy series, Kaliya Sahni, by K.N. Banet

Welcome to the book blitz for BOUNTY, the first book in the adult urban fantasy series, Kaliya Sahni, by K.N. Banet. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. For a limited time, you can pick up the eBook for just $0.99.

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BOUNTY (Kaliya Sahni Series #1) by K.N. Banet

About the Book
Title:
BOUNTY
Series: Kaliya Sahni Series #1
Author: K.N. Banet
Release Date: March 13, 2020
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR

Synopsis
Kaliya Sahni.
Tribunal Executioner. Bounty hunter. The last nagini.

Her reputation is larger than the desert she lives in.

Dangerous. Irresponsible. Antagonistic.

When a friend asks her to look into a supernatural bounty on a human, Kaliya finds herself taking the first steps into a conspiracy that had been in the shadows for nearly a decade. Too intrigued to get out before it’s too late, she dives straight into the deep end, ready to discover the truth.

When the mysterious bounty takes a personal turn, she knows there’s no turning back, no putting the lid back on the box.

It’s all or nothing in her world and Kaliya doesn’t like to lose.

 

 

 

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Teaser from BOUNTY, the first book in the adult urban fantasy series, Kaliya Sahni, by K.N. Banet

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Excerpt
“Why did you even come here?” I demanded, not moving.

“To see how my favorite Executioner was doing,” he said with that cold smile he was known for. “I figured if you saw me here first, you would be less inclined to try to kill me on the streets and lose your job. Consider it a courtesy call. I’m in Phoenix for work and would like to finish it and leave as soon as possible.” He turned and walked out of the bar, leaving me standing alone, everyone watching me.

“Kaliya…” Paden’s warning tone came out. “Maybe you do need to just head home and stay out of this.”

“Funny. I was thinking I needed to join this little hunt for a stupid human. Ten million is good money.” I grinned over my shoulder. I never gave Sinclair a free pass. He was in my city, and I was going to win this time. Less than twenty-four hours back in Phoenix, and things were getting interesting. This seemed like it was going to be the most fun the supernaturals of Phoenix were going to see for at least a decade.

Sinclair, The Board, Mygi Pharmaceuticals, and one human stuck in the middle of it.

“You could lose your job,” Paden reminded me, walking close to say it under his breath. “Kaliya, they warned you off Sinclair fifteen years ago, the last time Cassius was able to get him to stand in front of the Tribunal.”

“He’s in my city,” I reminded my friend. “He wants to play? We’ll play.”

I walked out. I didn’t intend to follow Sinclair, but I needed to get home so I could start hacking into Mygi’s system. I needed to know what he knew if I had any chance of beating him to the prize. If this Raphael Alvarez knew anything important to my personal case, I couldn’t let that fucking vampire make him disappear.

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Teaser from BOUNTY, the first book in the adult urban fantasy series, Kaliya Sahni, by K.N. Banet

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Adult Urban Fantasy Author K.N. Banet

Author K.N. Banet

About the Author
K.N. Banet loves to read books that make people cry. She likes to write books that make people cry (and she wants to hear about it). She’s a firm believer that nothing and no one in this world is perfect, and she enjoys exploring those imperfections–trying to make the characters seem real on the page and not just in her head.
She might just be crazy, though. Her characters think so, but this can’t be confirmed.

You can find her reverse harem works under Kristen Banet!

Check out her social media to catch what’s going on in the worlds inside her head. She drops teasers, new covers, and opens ARC reader slots through her Facebook group, The Banet Pride.

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Where to find K.N. Banet
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – THE DARK AWAKENING (Chosen Coven Series) by D.L. Blade

Welcome to the book blitz for THE DARK AWAKENING, the first book in the young adult paranormal romance series, Chosen Coven, by D.L. Blade

Welcome to the book blitz for THE DARK AWAKENING, the first book in the young adult paranormal romance series, Chosen Coven, by D.L. Blade. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

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THE DARK AWAKENING (Chosen Coven Series #1) by D.L. Blade

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: THE DARK AWAKENING
Series: Chosen Coven Series #1
Author: D.L. Blade
Release Date: October 2, 2018
Genre:
Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR

Synopsis
Get ready for a new kind of witch—she’s about to save humanity.

Haunting secrets, witches, vampires, werewolves, love, betrayal, & twists you won’t see coming!

Mercy’s life has devolved into a string of bad events. A brutal beating that nearly stole her life, a dangerous stalker lurking in the shadows, and a car accident, where the man who rescued her disappears right before her eyes.

But this man who she thought was a hallucination, tracks her down at a nearby cove, and claims they were once in love from another time. Another century. But Mercy has no memory of this world he shares, and instinctively doesn’t trust him. He also reveals to her a life-changing secret—she’s an ancient witch, vampires are real, and she’s destined to destroy them.

There’s also the troubling discovery that her blood is lusted after by the undead, and a sadistic vampire leader sets his eyes on her, and will stop at nothing until he takes Mercy as his own.

Mercy needs to fight. Fight for her life, fight to discover the truth, fight to remember who—or what—she really is before it’s too late.

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Excerpt #1
They were there in the shadows again. This was the third time this week I had thought someone was watching me. 

The last few weeks, I’d heard the rustling of leaves and the crackling sound of old fallen branches beneath someone’s feet, or the hairs at the back of my neck would stand straight because I knew someone stood silently behind me. Last night wasn’t any different. I exited my car after an exhausting day at work and heard what sounded like a low, deep exhale coming from the forest next to Lily’s house. I swiftly turned around, fumbling with the flashlight on my phone, but when the light pierced the darkness, the sound stopped. 

Tonight, it was a silhouette behind my aunt Lily’s fence in the backyard. It wasn’t someone walking by with their dog or a neighbor taking out their trash. They were standing there, staring, as I walked to the sink to rinse my dinner bowl. I wasn’t going to tell her again. She’d just tell me what she’d told me last time I brought it up. She’d say I was just seeing things and that it was normal to feel this way after trauma. 

“Your turn, Mercy,” Lily said. Her voice pulled my gaze from the window. 

“I’m coming,” I said, taking one last glance toward the silhouette. 

They were gone. 

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Author D.L. Blade

Author D.L. Blade

About the Author
D.L Blade grew up in southern California where she studied at The California Healing Arts College for massage therapy, then working as a Massage Practitioner for thirteen years. She now lives in Colorado, where she worked in the real estate business for a time, before deciding to focus on family and writing.

She has always loved writing, concentrating on poetry rather than prose when she was younger. That changed however, when she had a dream one night that inspired her debut novel, ‘The Dark Awakening.’

In D.L. Blade‘s spare time, she enjoys a wide variety of hobbies, including reading, attending rock concerts, playing pool, wine tasting, and exploring new vegan restaurants in Denver.

In the future, she hopes to continue to write exciting novels that will captivate her readers and bring them into the world that she created using her imagination.

Where to Find D.L. Blade
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Release Day + Giveaway – THE BEGINNING OF THE END by R. Holmes

Today is release day for THE BEGINNING OF THE END, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, by R. Holmes

Today is release day for THE BEGINNING OF THE END, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, by R. Holmes. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

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THE BEGINNING OF THE END by R. Holmes

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: THE BEGINNING OF THE END
Author: R. Holmes
Release Date: May 22, 2020
Genre:
 Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR

Synopsis
Ambrey
My last name was royalty in New Orleans, at least, I guess to those who mattered. But to me…my last name was a curse. High society. Expectations. Old money. Politics. Everything I despised. If only they could see what happened behind those high-society closed doors. The same doors my daddy paid a lot of money to keep closed.

Deceit. Destruction. Bribery. You name it, my family was guilty of it. My father’s throne was built on lies. Our family was the epitome of faux royalty. Then, I fell in love and oh what a fool I was. I was just a pawn in my father’s game. And to use the man who claimed to love me…

Five years ago, I walked away, and left my father to his riches. And that man who left me in broken, jagged pieces? Well, what goes around, comes around.

Grey
Four years in a prison cell changes a man. I spent those five years fighting to survive. When I emerged, I was nothing like the man who had walked through those cell doors all those years ago. I overcame things that I never imagined I’d be faced with..

The one person who promised to never leave, did. The life I thought I knew, gone. The future I once thought I had, up in smoke. Like so many things in my life, my story and my future were stolen from me.

Sure, it’s made up of the usual parts…a beginning and an end. But just like every story, there’s a hero, there’s the villain…and then there’s me. And this is the beginning of the end.

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Excerpt:
Pain.

Something I knew better than most. 

The worst types of pain, I knew them intimately.

But pain is subjective, we all feel it differently. 

Pain takes a body and leaves it hollow, a mere shell of the living, breathing human that it used to be. 

Sometimes I wonder how one person can feel so much pain yet never die?

But, here I still stand. Living proof that no matter how much pain you’ve endured, the worst part was living through the memories of it.

Eight years ago I was thrown inside a concrete prison, a four-by-four cell where I would grow up. I would be taught all the fundamentals of life, my mentors and instructors the lowest of criminals. They would take me, shape me, make me. Leaving me nothing of the man whom I once was. 

I learned the hardest lessons in life, alone. 

The worst lesson I learned? 

Love was foolish, but it wasn’t what made me a fool.

What made me a fool is that even though love put me in prison, I still sought that love out in my dreams. Like a siren, she sang to me. 

I would’ve followed her wherever she called.

That was before.

Before I sold my soul to the devil in exchange for her freedom. She doesn’t have to know the truth. 

The truth won’t set her free.

It’ll shackle me to the walls of this concrete prison and I’ll gladly take my sentence for love. It’s what put me in here anyway.

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Blurb for THE BEGINNING OF THE END, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, by R. Holmes

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Adult Contemporary Romance Author R. Holmes

Author R. Holmes

About the Author
Holmes is from a small town in southern Louisiana where she lives on a farm, with her husband and two little boys. Whenever she’s not chasing around the goats and her boys on the farm, she spends her time watching ridiculous amounts of Netflix and is almost always stuck with her nose in a book. She thrives on horror films, sarcasm, and reruns of Harry Potter. A perpetual night owl, you’ll find her in her office locked away until the wee hours of the morning. She loves to meet her readers and discuss her latest favorite books and her upcoming projects!

Connect with her via Facebook, Instagram (@RHolmesAuthor) and twitter!

Where to find R. Holmes
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – OATH SWORN (Jacky Leon Series) by K.N. Banet

Welcome to the book blitz for OATH SWORN, the first book in the adult urban fantasy series, Jacky Leon, by K.N. Banet

Welcome to the book blitz for OATH SWORN, the first book in the adult urban fantasy series, Jacky Leon, by K.N. Banet. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. For a limited time, you can pick up the eBook for just $0.99.

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OATH SWORN (Jacky Leon Series #1) by K.N. Banet

About the Book
Title:
OATH SWORN
Series: Jacky Leon Series #1
Author: K.N. Banet
Release Date: July 15, 2019
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy
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Synopsis
Jacky Leon isn’t someone who goes looking for trouble. She owns a bar, pays her taxes, and serves her drinks cold outside a small town in Texas. The fact that she’s a werecat is just something she’s had to live with. Alone in her territory, she’s lived a secretive life for six years: under the radar, avoiding her past and the baggage that comes with it.

Trouble finds Jacky, though, in the form of an eleven year old girl and a werewolf turf war just outside her borders. Forced to honor an ancient treaty and the Laws of the supernatural world, Jacky swears an oath to protect Carey Everson, the human daughter of a local werewolf Alpha from Dallas.

When his enemies come after Jacky and her charge, she’s going to have to embrace the more dangerous side of who and what she is. She’s going to have to challenge the very Laws that govern her kind.

And nothing is going to stop her from honoring her word.

 

 

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Teaser from OATH SWORN, the first book in the adult urban fantasy series, Jacky Leon, by K.N. Banet

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Excerpt
I waited for her to load in, then went to the back door, keeping my eyes down respectfully. I couldn’t pose a threat to them now, not if they were taking me to the wolf I needed to see.

“You were prettier in the pictures, Jacky. Less…battered.” His voice was like a smooth brandy, somewhat chilled, and very secure, brimming with an arrogant element of confidence. I looked up to see the wolf next to me and found myself looking into the grey-blue eyes I already knew well.

Heath Everson was right next to me, and he didn’t look pleased to see me.

“Where’s my daughter?” he demanded.

I sat stunned for a moment. There were a couple of problems that kept me from getting my brain to function properly.

One, I wasn’t used to the power that filled the air around me. This wolf was powerful. It was in his scent. It was in his posture, leaning back half against the seat and half on the far door, with one arm stretched out over the back, which he could use to grab the back of my neck if I wasn’t careful. He’d positioned himself carefully, with his long legs stretched out into my leg space, an obvious play that I had no personal space he cared to respect.

Two, he was disarmingly good-looking. He hadn’t seemed like that in the pictures I had seen of him, quietly sitting in the back. His smiles in those had been soft. The one I was confronted with was sharp. He wasn’t a rugged man like most werewolves I’d seen. He was classically beautiful, with a sharpness that made me uncomfortable. The only thing about him that wasn’t styled to perfection was his hair, which looked like he’d run his hand through it too many times. It fell over his face, framing his dastardly grey-blue eyes. And that was all before I got to his broad shoulders, encased in a crisp black suit. He didn’t look like a man who was fighting for his life. Not in the slightest.

Three…well, it was time for me to tell him that his daughter was taken from me, and I was pretty certain he would try to kill me after that.

“Start talking, Jacky.” He didn’t remove his eyes from me as the SUV got moving.

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Teaser from OATH SWORN, the first book in the adult urban fantasy series, Jacky Leon, by K.N. Banet

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Adult Urban Fantasy Author K.N. Banet

Author K.N. Banet

About the Author
K.N. Banet loves to read books that make people cry. She likes to write books that make people cry (and she wants to hear about it). She’s a firm believer that nothing and no one in this world is perfect, and she enjoys exploring those imperfections–trying to make the characters seem real on the page and not just in her head.
She might just be crazy, though. Her characters think so, but this can’t be confirmed.

You can find her reverse harem works under Kristen Banet!

Check out her social media to catch what’s going on in the worlds inside her head. She drops teasers, new covers, and opens ARC reader slots through her Facebook group, The Banet Pride.

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Where to find K.N. Banet
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Blog Tour – Excerpt – TROUBLE (Darling Devils Series) by Gabrielle G.

Welcome to the blog tour for TROUBLE, the second book in the adult contemporary rockstar romance series, Darling Devils, by Gabrielle G.

Welcome to the blog tour for TROUBLE, the second book in the adult contemporary rockstar romance series, Darling Devils, by Gabrielle G. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

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TROUBLE (Darling Devils Series #2) by Gabrielle G.

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: TROUBLE
Series: Darling Devils Series #2
Author: Gabrielle G.
Release Date: May 12, 2020
Genre:
 Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
There are three things I have to protect: My heart, my scars and my life. Even from my best friend.

Some secrets have the power to change lives. Or ruin them.

What I didn’t expect was for my best friend to walk away when I needed him most. I made the only decision I could. And I have no regrets–even if Lars Trouble can’t handle that.

Now I just have to convince my broken heart it’s better off without him.

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I don’t do secrets, I hate deceivers and I’m not in love with my best friend.

Or so I thought.

As the man in the shadows, the drummer of the Darling Devils, the person I rely on most is my best friend. That is until I discover Naomi is a liar. If walking away from her was hard, learning she isn’t mine to love feels impossible. And just when I think it’s all finally coming back together, fate steps in and proves me wrong.

But when you love someone, you do the only thing you can. You fight for your love story to begin.

A friends-to-lovers romance to the beat of the Darling Devils – the legends of music.

This novel contains chapters with difficult scenes that might trigger some readers. Please reach out to me for specific details.

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Teaser for TROUBLE, the second book in the adult contemporary rockstar romance series, Darling Devils, by Gabrielle G.

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Excerpt #3
“Is that an erection poking the back of my head?” I ask Lars while trying to move without having my skull impaled by the boner my best friend is sporting.

“If you lay your head on my lap to watch TV, Na, that’s the risk you take when there is a naked lady on the screen,” he says, adjusting himself and adding a pillow between his dick and me. 

“That’s ridiculous. You got laid last night. You’re such a horn dog.” I sit next to him, abandoning his comfortable lap.

“Did I? Shit, I should pay attention to what my dick does.” He chuckles while I roll my eyes.

“We were at that party, and you left with that girl…” I press pause on the show.

“So you think I got laid. Maybe I didn’t…”

“You didn’t?” I ask, surprised he would pass up such an opportunity. 

If Lars Trouble isn’t a manwhore, he isn’t a monk either. If the opportunity presents itself in too tight clothing and an open vagina, he’ll take it. 

“Well, we need to define ‘getting laid.’ Are we speaking dick and pussy entertainment or dick and mouth?” He smirks. I reach for the pillow behind my back and slap him with it.

“Ouch! Don’t be jealous! Just because you aren’t getting any doesn’t mean you have to hate me coming in a girl’s mouth!”

“I am getting some, and I’m mad because you ditched me to get sucked off! If only you had given her an orgasm, but nope, Mr. Selfish let her do all the work and gave her nothing in return.” I shove him with my foot, and he takes it in his hand. His fingers start to work their magic right away, and I have to suppress the moan I know will rile up in me from his enchanted touch.

“I told you to stop calling my dick Mr. Selfish! Also, I consider the girl from last night very lucky! I gave her the gift of a Devils’ cum. It was the fastest way to empty my balls and still spend the evening with you. Not my fault you bailed.” 

His smug face annoys me. 

The Darling Devils had a show in a small venue, something they still like to do for fun from time to time. Then an after-party where pussy was everywhere. There are never a lot of dicks around the Devils, except their roadies, and I’m not attracted to any of them. 

Anna and Dan were sucking face. 

Art was undoubtedly off somewhere pounding inside a pussy, and I was alone, surrounded by fans trying to get their attention. 

So I bailed. 

“Whatever. Is your dick limp again so I can resume my position, or should I skip the sex scene altogether?” 

His eyes narrow on me. “My dick is never limp. Asleep maybe, but not limp.”

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Teaser for TROUBLE, the second book in the adult contemporary rockstar romance series, Darling Devils, by Gabrielle G.

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Author Gabrielle G.

Author Gabrielle G.

About the Author
Gabrielle G will do anything for a hot cup of tea, still celebrates her half birthdays and feels everyone has an inner temptuous voice.

Born in France and having lived in Switzerland, Gabrielle currently resides in Montreal with her husband, three devilish children and an extremely moody cat.

After spending years contemplating a career in writing, she finally jumped off the deep end and took the plunge into the literary world. Writing consumed her and she independently published her work.

Gabrielle’s style is fiercely raw and driven by pure emotion. Her love stories leave you out of breath, yearning for more, while at the same time wiping away tears.

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Where to find Gabrielle G.
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Release Day – TROUBLE (Darling Devils Series) by Gabrielle G.

Today is release day for TROUBLE, the second book in the adult contemporary rockstar romance series, Darling Devils, by Gabrielle G.

Today is release day for TROUBLE, the second book in the adult contemporary rockstar romance series, Darling Devils, by Gabrielle G. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

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TROUBLE (Darling Devils Series #2) by Gabrielle G.

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: TROUBLE
Series: Darling Devils Series #2
Author: Gabrielle G.
Release Date: May 12, 2020
Genre:
 Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR

Synopsis
There are three things I have to protect: My heart, my scars and my life. Even from my best friend.

Some secrets have the power to change lives. Or ruin them.

What I didn’t expect was for my best friend to walk away when I needed him most. I made the only decision I could. And I have no regrets–even if Lars Trouble can’t handle that.

Now I just have to convince my broken heart it’s better off without him.

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I don’t do secrets, I hate deceivers and I’m not in love with my best friend.

Or so I thought.

As the man in the shadows, the drummer of the Darling Devils, the person I rely on most is my best friend. That is until I discover Naomi is a liar. If walking away from her was hard, learning she isn’t mine to love feels impossible. And just when I think it’s all finally coming back together, fate steps in and proves me wrong.

But when you love someone, you do the only thing you can. You fight for your love story to begin.

A friends-to-lovers romance to the beat of the Darling Devils – the legends of music.

This novel contains chapters with difficult scenes that might trigger some readers. Please reach out to me for specific details.

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Teaser for TROUBLE, the second book in the adult contemporary rockstar romance series, Darling Devils, by Gabrielle G.

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Excerpt:
“What about this one?” Lars dangles the tiniest bikini he has found in the shop on his finger. It’s more a fingernail than a piece of clothing.

“Perfect, let me try it on first and walk around the shop to be sure everyone appreciates it.” 

“No way, woman,” he grunts. “I want you to wear it inside.”

“Why would I wear this inside when I could be naked riding your cock?” I quirk an eyebrow. 

“Because suggestive clothing is a veil to desire. I prefer to have a peek behind the curtain than being invited to a show with the curtain wide open,” he shrugs.

“I know. And that’s because you’re a man of the shadows, babe. Buy it if it rocks your world. I’ll wear it for you tonight. But for the beach, I need something covering a lot more.” I continue my search through the rack until I find a cute black bikini. I turn around to show Lars and find him scrutinizing me.

“What?” 

“I need to try on my bathing suit,” he says, zooming in on my breasts.

“So stop looking at my tits and go?” I point at the changing room. The shop is the typical surfer shop full of clothes and bracelets made from recycled plastic you find in the ocean. It’s tiny and has a hippie beach vibe to it no one can resist. It even smells like monoi and coconut.

“I can’t.” He smiles. I can see the glimmer in his eyes that it’s nothing serious. Probably, one of his stupid ideas like how he decided he always needs a couple of beers or he will get an earache. To this day, he still believes that if he has only one, his ear will not hurt. 

“Why?” I roll my eyes not even waiting for his answer before knowing it’s stupid.

I don’t think it’s a good idea to try on a bathing suit with a hard-on,” he whispers.

“Because you can catch HDD?” I smile.

“HDD?” 

“I read it somewhere Lars. If you try on bathing suits with an erection, you might get Hard Dick Disease, and Mr. Selfish will stay in that state for your girlfriend to ride you whenever and wherever she wants. It’s scientifically proven.” I laugh at my own joke. Lars smirks.

“You’re a dork.”

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Teaser for TROUBLE, the second book in the adult contemporary rockstar romance series, Darling Devils, by Gabrielle G.

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Author Gabrielle G.

Author Gabrielle G.

About the Author
Gabrielle G will do anything for a hot cup of tea, still celebrates her half birthdays and feels everyone has an inner temptuous voice.

Born in France and having lived in Switzerland, Gabrielle currently resides in Montreal with her husband, three devilish children and an extremely moody cat.

After spending years contemplating a career in writing, she finally jumped off the deep end and took the plunge into the literary world. Writing consumed her and she independently published her work.

Gabrielle’s style is fiercely raw and driven by pure emotion. Her love stories leave you out of breath, yearning for more, while at the same time wiping away tears.

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Where to find Gabrielle G.
Goodreads | WebsiteFacebook | Twitter | Instagram | Amazon

 

Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – BASED ON LIES – THE WHOLE STORY by Debarshi Kanjilal

Welcome to the book blitz for BASED ON LIES – THE WHOLE STORY, a stand-alone adult dark romance/psychological thriller, by Debarshi Kanjilal

Welcome to the book blitz for BASED ON LIES – THE WHOLE STORY, a stand-alone adult dark romance/psychological thriller, by Debarshi Kanjilal. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on his giveaway.

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BASED ON LIES – THE WHOLE STORY by Debarshi Kanjilal

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
BASED ON LIES – THE WHOLE STORY
Author: Debarshi Kanjilal
Release Date: May 1, 2020
Genre: Adult Dark Romance/Psychological Thriller
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Synopsis
A psychopath.
An infidel.
A child abuser.
A murderer.
A lover.
An insomniac.
A disturbed man.
A victim of his own mind.
Each one of these phrases can aptly describe Anurag Sanyal. This is Anurag’s story.

He has confessed it all to his diary. He has described every crime in vivid, nauseating detail. And each account is more surreal, more messed up than the last. There is only one problem – everything he narrates is based on lies.

And thus, we begin the eternal search for truth.

 

 

 

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Excerpt #2
Anurag smiled hesitantly and said, “It’s okay. I know you are here to help. And I trust any choice that Aditi makes.”

“Good,” I said, as I stood next to him. I drew a chair for myself and sat down in front of him.

“You love Aditi, don’t you?” I asked.

“Of course, I do,” said Anurag. “Anyone else, I would have been struggling to keep paying exorbitant alimonies for years now. But Aditi is different. I wish I could have done more for her, given her a child, perhaps.”

This sentiment wasn’t new. I had read something similar in his diary. And that scared me; his diary couldn’t be dismissed as a madman’s blabbering if he can recall any or all of it.

“Does Aditi feel that way about the child? Are you sure that she even wishes to have a child with you?” I asked.

Anurag burst into laughter. “Which married woman in her thirties doesn’t want a child, doctor? Let me call you doctor, makes you seem important! Anyway, I don’t need to ask her that question, doctor. I have been with her long enough to know what her heart desires.”

I tried to stay calm. After the silence simmered for half a minute, Anurag added, “If I did ask her, she’d say ‘you’re the child in our marriage, Avi, we don’t need another one,’ but I know she would just be saying that.”

I was caught with my guard down. ‘Avi!’ I exclaimed as I turned to the door into the room to look at Aditi, who had been standing there calmly all along. She turned her gaze down to the floor and then silently turned and walked away. I tried to gather my composure—futile efforts. I looked back at Anurag and asked him, “I am sorry, I didn’t read your full name yet. That was really careless of me.”

“It’s okay, doctor. After all, you are not a real doctor, so you are allowed to make mistakes! It’s Kar, Avinit Kar.”

“Of course, Avinit. Avinit, do you know anyone named Anurag?”

“Yes, of course, I knew Anurag, but haven’t you heard?”

And with that preface, Anurag started talking. And before I couldn’t take any more of the ridiculous story he narrated, he had suggested that Anurag, who was someone other than himself, had died in a terrible road accident, and Aditi is now grieving his death.

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Urban Fiction Author Debarshi Kanjilal

Author Debarshi Kanjilal

About the Author
Debarshi Kanjilal is an urban fiction writer based out of Bangalore, India. He published his first novella, Crimes of Love, just before the 2017 holiday season and it was touted as a gripping psychological thriller by several reputable reviewers.

DK ran the ‘God of Absurdity’ blog from 2012 to 2015, which published humorous anecdotes and reflection pieces. He is also an accomplished learning experience design professional who has help shaped adult learning content strategy for some of the most reputable organizations in the world.

You can keep up to date with his work on LinkedIn, Instagram, or his website.

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Where to find Melissa Sercia
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Blog Tour – Excerpt – THE PLUS ONE PROPOSAL (Love Is… Series) by Cassie Cross

Welcome to the blog tour for THE PLUS ONE PROPOSAL, the third book in the adult contemporary romance series, Love Is..., by Cassie Cross

Welcome to the blog tour for THE PLUS ONE PROPOSAL, the third book in the adult contemporary romance series, Love Is…, by Cassie Cross. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

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THE PLUS ONE PROPOSAL (Love Is… Series #3) by Cassie Cross

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Title:
THE PLUS ONE PROPOSAL
Series: Love Is… Series #3
Author: Cassie Cross
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 7, 2020
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR

Synopsis
Peyton Castillo’s life is nearly perfect. She has a job that makes her happy, the perfect apartment, friends who love her, and all the time in the world to do whatever she wants, whenever she wants. She’s single and loving it, but she has a handful of weddings she’s RSVPed to and no plus-one to go with. That’s where Adam Portman, her gorgeous-and-knows-it coworker comes in.

Peyton’s proposal is simple: she’ll complete a work assignment Adam’s been dreading if he agrees to be her date to one of the weddings.

The offer is tempting, but sparks fly when Adam counters with a proposal of his own. That work assignment isn’t the only thing he’s been dreading. His parents’ 30th anniversary celebration is coming up soon and his mother is determined to set him up with her best friend’s daughter, who will be at the party. Adam needs a date to play along and convince his mom he’s off the market, and Peyton is the perfect choice…

 

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“I’ve seen that look on your face before, and I don’t think I like it.” 

“What look?” I ask innocently. 

“That one you get when something’s brewing up there. Do I even want to know?” 

I dig my heels into the industrial chair mat on the floor and pull myself closer. “I have a proposition for you.” 

He doesn’t even pretend to not be interested. He leans forward, letting his elbows rest on the arms of his chair. He clasps his hands together, making his muscles flex and I lose my train of thought for just a second.

“Peyton,” he says, bringing me out of it. 

The satisfied grin on his face indicates he knows exactly what those arms can do to me if I let them. And that’s why this is a horrible, terrible, no-good idea. 

“Yes?” 

“The proposition.” 

“How would you feel about a trade of sorts?” 

His eyebrow arches. He’s interested, which is the first sign that I should back down before it’s too late. 

“I’m intrigued.” 

I need a disclaimer. “The fact that I’m about to offer this should tell you how desperate I am, okay?” 

“Okay…” 

“My friends Michelle and Tony are getting married this weekend. My friend Lexie is going with her boyfriend, and my other friend Corinna is going with hers. Adam, I just can’t deal with being a fifth wheel on a double date to a wedding. I can’t. So…my proposal is that you attend as my date to serve as a buffer between me and my loved-up friends, and I’ll do the quarterly report and have it to you to give to Ross first thing Monday morning.” 

“The last time you did that report I found you in tears surrounded by a thousand candy wrappers.” 

“It wasn’t a thousand. And I mentioned that I was desperate, didn’t I?” 

Seemingly sensing that he has me over a barrel here, my dear friend Adam relaxes back and lets me sweat it out a little. “I hate weddings, I don’t know if this is a fair enough trade.” 

“How can you hate weddings?” I ask, ignoring his completely insane claim that going to a wedding is somehow more torture than compiling that damned report. 

“I guess it’s not weddings per se, just any event where I have to wear a suit and dance.” 

“But you look so good in suits,” I let slip accidentally. 

He smiles. 

“My friend Lexie is making the cake.” 

“The one who owns The Sweet Spot?” 

I nod. “Yep.” That perks him up. “There’s also an open bar, so free drinks. And of course the best part of this bargain is that I’ll be your date.” 

“I think the best part of the bargain is that you’ll be doing the quarterly for me,” he teases, and I really do flick my straw paper at him this time. 

He thinks about it for an amount of time that has me seriously regretting asking him, but like a good negotiator, he reiterates the terms of the agreement. 

“I go to this wedding with you, you do the quarterly and let me take credit?” 

I nod. “Yes, those are the terms. I’m throwing in some excellent cake and free drinks to sweeten the deal.” 

“Deal.” He reaches out his hand and I take it, ignoring the sharp zing of electricity that skitters down my spine when we touch.

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Author Cassie Cross

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

 

 

 

 

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – SMOKE AND RITUAL (Beautiful Dark Beasts Series) by Melissa Sercia

Welcome to the book blitz for SMOKE AND RITUAL, the first book in the adult paranormal romance series, Beautiful Dark Beasts, by Melissa Sercia

Welcome to the book blitz for SMOKE AND RITUAL, the first book in the adult paranormal romance series, Beautiful Dark Beasts, by Melissa Sercia. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

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Title:
SMOKE AND RITUAL
Series: Beautiful Dark Beasts Series #1
Author: Melissa Sercia
Publisher: City Owl Press
Release Date: May 5, 2020
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR

Synopsis
The voices haunt her…

Their whispers taunt her with a war she never wanted…

But Arya Frost has more to contend with than the cryptic voices disturbing her sleep.

Protected inside the haven of Sanctum after losing both her parents in the Blood War a decade ago, Arya is different from other witches. She’s the only witch without a coven.

Or so she thinks. 

As her powers accelerate, so do the revelations about her true lineage.

Destined to become the Aether—a witch who can control all four elements—the Elemental covens want her magic, power she didn’t even know she had.

And when the sexy and mysterious god, Chaos shows up, Arya’s place in the world is put even more at risk.

But learning who and what she is, and how to wield her power only tips the surface of the battle raging inside her. She’ll have to find a way to awaken her magic, deal with her growing attraction to Chaos, all while being thrust into the middle of a magical feud that has been building for centuries.

The Blood War might be over, but the war between witches is just beginning.

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Excerpt #2
As I made my way toward Jane’s office, my newfound courage was starting to waiver. When I was a kid, they’d told us that war was something we’d never have to experience. The age of peace would last. We had the gods on our side. There were so many who had fought and died for us to be safe. Would their sacrifice be in vain?

Our parents grew up in a different time. Bloodshed and dark magic were all they knew. They were prepared for it. But my generation was soft. We never even thought to look over our shoulders. As I stood outside Jane’s door, I knew that was all about to change.

“Arya, please come in. We were just discussing you.” Jane sat still and stoic at her desk. Chaos paced back and forth behind her.

I ignored the nervous tickle that crept up my throat, praying that my voice didn’t fail me. “I’ve made my decision. I—I want to help. I will do whatever it is you want me to do.” My knees wobbled as the words left my lips.

“You can’t be serious,” Chaos snapped. “Have you ever even been off this island? I don’t care what your lineage is. You aren’t ready.” He folded his chiseled arms to his chest and leaned back against the wall, seeming satisfied with his assessment of me.

The way he looked at me without emotion, the dismissiveness in his tone, it was all I could do to not crawl under Jane’s desk and hide. “Thanks for the vote of confidence,” I mumbled.

Jane pressed her palms onto the desk, as if she were bracing herself. “Chaos, enough. We’ve been over this all night. She has to be the Aether. She’s the only one who can tap into that power.” Her voice softened as she looked back toward me. “Arya, dear, is there anything at all you can tell us about Echo? Anything you remember?”

I looked down at my scuffed boots, unsure of what was real or just imagined. “I—I don’t know. I’ve been having strange dreams for months. Echo—or at least who I think is Echo—calls to me in them. She tells me she needs me. At first, I thought it was just my own longing for a coven, manifesting in a dream…but then the birds came. The white crows.”

“So it’s begun,” she murmured. “Arya, tell me more about the birds.”

“I found one in my bed a couple days ago, it’s neck was broken…there was so much blood. Another one slammed into my window the night after. And then…last night, I had another dream. This time it was the ancestors calling to me. I could see them…in Purgatory.”

Jane jumped to her feet. “We have to get you away from here, Arya. It’s not safe anymore.”

Chaos threw up his hands. “Nowhere is safe, don’t you get it? They’ve marked her, and they won’t stop until they have what they want. I should have destroyed this realm when I had the—” 

“Don’t you dare finish that sentence,” Jane snapped. “She will be safe with you, Chaos.”

My head pounded. Less than a week ago, my biggest worry was passing a potion test. Now, standing between a Crescent witch elder and an actual god as they argued over how I was going to become some all-powerful being, it seemed so trivial. How did my whole life change in just a matter of days?

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Urban Fantasy Author, Melissa Sercia

Author Melissa Sercia

About the Author
Melissa Sercia is an Urban Fantasy author with a passion for philosophy, mythology, and all things supernatural. She is the author of the Blood and Darkness and Beautiful Dark Beasts series’. Melissa lives in California with her man and her cat. When she’s not building dark fantasy worlds and slaying demons, you can find her in the kitchen cooking with a glass of wine in her hand.

 

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Where to find Melissa Sercia
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Release Day – LOVE THE ONE YOU HATE by R.S. Grey

Today is release day for LOVE THE ONE YOU HATE, a stand-alone contemporary romance/romantic comedy, by USA Today bestselling author, R.S. Grey

Today is release day for LOVE THE ONE YOU HATE, a stand-alone contemporary romance/romantic comedy, by USA Today bestselling author, R.S. Grey. See below for information on the book, buy links, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

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Title: LOVE THE ONE YOU HATE
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: May 7, 2020
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
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Synopsis
Nicholas Hunt is the man I hate.

For good reason.

His opinion of me is tainted by prejudice even before my arrival at his grandmother’s estate, and my first impression of him is just as abysmal.

His arrogance and icy demeanor make it clear that he’s the type of man who’s best handled at a distance.

Fortunately, space shouldn’t be an issue inside this Gilded Age mansion and its lush gardens. If I stick with the servants and he keeps to his sailboat and vintage Porsche, we should hardly cross paths at all. Unfortunately, at Rosethorn, I find that all roads eventually lead to Nicholas Hunt.

Sparks fly as we spar at the dinner table. Fighting words are flung in the shadows of the palatial halls. 

We hang suspended in our hatred of one another, painfully oblivious to the heat and tension that build with every moment we’re left alone. We’re liable to kill one another, I think…right up until my eyes land on his lips and a new feeling grips hold of me: lust

What’s worse? 

He knows it.

They say you should keep your enemies close, but when Nicholas tightens his grip on my waist and draws me near, I’m not sure if it’s out of loathing or love. 

One thing’s for sure—I intend to find out.

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LOVE THE ONE YOU HATE, a stand-alone contemporary romance/romantic comedy, by USA Today bestselling author, R.S. Grey is now available

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Author R.S. Grey

Author R.S. Grey

About the Author
R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels. She lives in Texas with her husband and daughter, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – WARRIOR SAINTS – CREATOR (Stonehaven Academy Saints Series) by Carla Thorne

Welcome to the book blitz for WARRIOR SAINTS - CREATOR, the first book in the young adult supernatural fantasy series, Stonehaven Academy Saints, by Carla Thorne

Welcome to the book blitz for WARRIOR SAINTS – CREATOR, the first book in the young adult supernatural fantasy series, Stonehaven Academy Saints, by Carla Thorne. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

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WARRIOR SAINTS – CREATOR (Stonehaven Academy Saints Series #1) by Carla Thorne

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Title:
WARRIOR SAINTS – CREATOR
Series: Stonehaven Academy Saints Series #1
Author: Carla Thorne
Release Date: April 17, 2020
Genre: Young Adult Supernatural Fantasy
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Synopsis
“Hello. My name is Mary Antonia Hunter, and I picked up the snake.”

Strange days have come to the halls of Stonehaven Academy.

From brutal fights in the supernatural realm with a demon-like presence, to battling obstacles in the halls at school, Mary knows she’s different.

She just doesn’t understand why.

Then it gets even weirder.

As her supernatural battles increase, she is drawn into friendships with others who seem to be as confused about their bizarre abilities and encounters as she is.

Now that Mary, Deacon, Scout, and Ivy have found each other, what is their purpose and why? And who gifted these newly-named Warriors, and how do they manage their powers and maneuver the confusing maze of school, family, romance—and the occasional demonic force?

 

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Excerpt
Chapter One

Mary

I trembled in my bed.

Or so I thought.

Was it me? No. In my haze of half-sleep, I felt my cat, Paisley, sleeping beside me and breathing with a slight vibration in her chest.

But then I was falling, and fighting as I fell.

Darkness swirled around me and sucked the very breath from my lungs. With no air, I couldn’t scream, though I used all my energy to try. Help might come if they could hear me.

But who would come?

No one knew how I fought in my dream-sleep-half-awake state. How I left my body to fight on a supernatural plane where rules of gravity didn’t exist—until I was spiraling to my death. 

Or suffocating.

Or clawing my way to the surface to breathe.

The darkness crushed my chest and pushed harder still. I scratched where I thought its face would be and peeled its skin until the metallic scent of human blood filled my nostrils. But the thing that smothered me wasn’t human, was it?

Logic managed to enter my thoughts, though breaths were hard to come by and oxygen was slow to reach my brain. 

I wondered how someone got into my room, through the alarm, without detection. If it were a large human, why not finish me off?

But there was not a real human form. It was more of a presence, a blob, a changing force that covered my nose and mouth when it wanted … 

But I fought.

I reached the supernatural space between my bed and the atmosphere, because if I’d learned anything through all those battles, it’s that there was no true in-between. I was either anchored and stable on the ground, in my earthly bed, and on my earthly feet—or I was not.

And when I was not, I was fighting for my life.

The other side is merely a door we walk through. The supernatural forces of evil exist just past the ends of our noses, across that invisible threshold, waiting…

I knew as much because that dark force fought with me to drag me into some deep space or pull me to an epic, Biblical-like hell and take my life.

I kicked. I flailed. I pushed imaginary hands from my throat. 

The sudden stench of death and decay lingered in the air, followed by the sweet earthy smell of fresh dirt, newly mowed grass, earthworms, and spring rain.

That’s when I knew I was in trouble. It meant I’d lost my orientation in the battle. Because everyone knows a dead body stinks of rot as it’s put six feet under, but life stands by and waits and watches in the very ground that was disturbed to bury the deceased.

So, I fought harder for the earthy scent, the grounded feeling, and the light of life.

I dismissed the stench of death.

In a final push of life-saving strength, I concentrated on the spiritual realm.

Is this when I die again?

Another voice, not from that creature, answered me. No, this is not when you die.

With rage and determination, I twisted out of its grasp.

My heart raced as my breaths steadied.

I was asleep. I was awake. I honestly didn’t know what I was.

What I did know was that I fought for my life on a regular basis. What I didn’t know was why.

I gasped and bolted upright in the bed. Paisley stretched and rearranged herself against my cold feet.

I was a survivor.

I stayed alive.

I fought.

Because Shanar was determined to kill me.

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Young Adult Fantasy and Supernatural mystery author, Carla Thorne

Author Carla Thorne

About the Author
Carla Thorne is the author of the YA Fantasy/Supernatural mystery series, Warrior Saints.

 

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Cover Reveal + Giveaway – TONY (Bossy Brothers Series) by J.A. Huss

USA Today bestselling author, J.A. Huss, is unveiling the cover to TONY, the sixth book in her adult contemporary romance series, Bossy Brothers, releasing May 12, 2020. See below for the cover, information on the book, a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR, and details on her giveaway.

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TONY (Bossy Brothers Series #6) by J.A. Huss

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Title:
TONY
Series: Bossy Brothers Series #6
Author: J.A. Huss
Release Date: May 12, 2020
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Bossy Brothers Series

Synopsis
Belinda Baker and I were not made for each otherWe are not soul mates, or lovers, or even frenemies. She is the one who needed to get away. 

What we had together wasn’t blind love, it was sick rage. We were a match made in hell, it was hate at first sight, and when she walked away from me and never looked back—it was a relief. It was bliss

So why did I travel two thousand miles so I could be near her? Why can’t I stop thinking about this girl I never want to see again? 

Why. Am I. Here?

And what do I have to do to make her disappear for good?

Bossy Brothers: Tony features two girls falling for the wrong men and two men falling for the right girls. A family of tatted up brothers and a town filled with secrets and danger. A story of earned chances and first dates. Of coming to terms with the past and finding a way into the future. It is book six in the Bossy Brothers series and should be read after book five, Bossy Brothers: Alonzo.

 

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Author J.A. Huss

Author J.A. Huss

About the Author
JA Huss is the New York Times bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today Bestseller’s list 21 times in the past five years. She writes characters with heart, plots with twists, and perfect endings.

Her new sexy sci-fi romance and paranormal romance pen name is KC Cross and she writes novels and teleplays collaboratively with actor and screenwriter, Johnathan McClain. 

Her books have sold millions of copies all over the world, the audio version of her semi-autobiographical book, Eighteen, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award and an Audie Award in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Her audiobook, Mr. Perfect, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award in 2017. Her audiobook, Taking Turns, was nominated for an Audie Award in 2018. Five of her book were optioned for a TV series by MGM television in 2018. And her book, Total Exposure, was nominated for a RITA Award in 2019. 

She lives on a ranch in Central Colorado with her family..

Where to Find J.A. Huss
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – THE BEST MISTAKE (Southern U O’Brien Brothers Series) by Cookie O’Gorman

Author Cookie O'Gorman is unveiling the cover to THE BEST MISTAKE, the first book in her new adult contemporary romance series, Southern U O'Brien Brothers, releasing April, 2020

Welcome to the book blitz for THE BEST MISTAKE, the first book in the new adult contemporary sports romance series, Southern U O’Brien Brothers, by Cookie O’Gorman. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

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THE BEST MISTAKE (Southern U O’Brien Brothers Series #1) by Cookie O’Gorman

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Title:
THE BEST MISTAKE
Series: Southern U O’Brien Brothers Series #1
Author: Cookie O’Gorman
Release Date: April 23, 2020
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
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Synopsis
Honor Tierney just wants one night with the playboy.

One hot, steamy, meaningless hookup, and then she’ll happily go back to reading her favorite books, studying to be an accountant and writing for the campus-paper-nobody-reads. Too bad she ends up in the wrong bed, with the wrong brother…who gives her the hottest night of her life.

Archer O’Brien just wants to play ball.

Well that, and for his brothers to stop acting out, so he won’t have to worry 24/7. As the oldest O’Brien and team captain, it’s his duty to make sure they don’t drink too much, party too much, or get in too much trouble. But when she walks into his bedroom—mistaking him for his brother—life throws him a curveball.

She’s determined to guard her heart. He’s not giving up.

And when Honor gets assigned to cover the Wolves baseball team, it’s game on.

This new adult sports romance features one hot (and hilarious) case of mistaken identity and a sexy set of brothers guaranteed to make you swoon.

Sometimes, the best mistakes are worth making.

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Excerpt #3
“Good,” he repeated and took a step toward me.  I took one back, matching him step for step, until I felt my shoulders rest against cool metal.  “You think I look good?”

I nodded.  “You know you do.”

If I was being honest, Archer looked more than good in that suit.  He was every woman’s dream personified.  Or maybe that was just me.

“Now, I feel underdressed,” I said.

His hand came up to my cheek.  “No, you look perfect.”

I raised my brows, trying to keep it light even though all I could think of were his fingers running along my skin.  “You probably didn’t even notice what I’m wearing.”

Without looking away, Archer said, “Dark blue sweater, red t-shirt that says, ‘All I do is read, read, read, no matter what,’ jeans that fit you like a glove, red sneakers.”

My jaw dropped.

“I notice you, Honor.”

“You do?”

He nodded, his eyes dropping to my lips.  “How could I not?”

If I wasn’t already melting, that turned me into a puddle, my heart stuttering behind my ribs.  He could’ve asked me anything right then, and I think I would’ve said yes.  Without any forethought, I leaned up onto my tiptoes and pressed my lips to his.

Like Archer had said: How could I not?

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Author Cookie O'Gorman

Author Cookie O’Gorman

About the Author
Cookie O’Gorman writes YA & NA romance to give readers a taste of happily-ever-after. Small towns, quirky characters, and the awkward yet beautiful moments in life make up her books. Cookie also has a soft spot for nerds and ninjas. Her novels ADORKABLE, NINJA GIRL, The Unbelievable, Inconceivable, Unforeseeable Truth About Ethan Wilder, and The Good Girl’s Guide to Being Bad are out now!  She is also the author of NA sports romance, The Best Mistake.

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Cover Reveal – THE PLUS ONE PROPOSAL (Love Is… Series) by Cassie Cross

Author Cassie Cross is revealing the cover to THE PLUS ONE PROPOSAL, the third book in her adult contemporary romance series, Love Is..., releasing May 7, 2020

Author Cassie Cross is revealing the cover to THE PLUS ONE PROPOSAL, the third book in her adult contemporary romance series, Love Is…, releasing May 7, 2020. See below for the cover, information on the book and series, preorder links, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

Cover for THE PLUS ONE PROPOSAL, the third book in the adult contemporary romance series, Love Is..., by Cassie Cross, releasing May 7, 2020

THE PLUS ONE PROPOSAL (Love Is… Series #3) by Cassie Cross

About The Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
THE PLUS ONE PROPOSAL
Series: Love Is… Series #3
Author: Cassie Cross
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 7, 2020
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR

Synopsis
Peyton Castillo’s life is nearly perfect. She has a job that makes her happy, the perfect apartment, friends who love her, and all the time in the world to do whatever she wants, whenever she wants. She’s single and loving it, but she has a handful of weddings she’s RSVPed to and no plus-one to go with. That’s where Adam Portman, her gorgeous-and-knows-it coworker comes in.

Peyton’s proposal is simple: she’ll complete a work assignment Adam’s been dreading if he agrees to be her date to one of the weddings.

The offer is tempting, but sparks fly when Adam counters with a proposal of his own. That work assignment isn’t the only thing he’s been dreading. His parents’ 30th anniversary celebration is coming up soon and his mother is determined to set him up with her best friend’s daughter, who will be at the party. Adam needs a date to play along and convince his mom he’s off the market, and Peyton is the perfect choice…

 

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Book 1: THE SWEET SPOT
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Book 2: LET’S GET PHYSICAL
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Author Cassie Cross

Author Cassie Cross

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

 

 

 

 

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Blog Tour – Excerpt – ROYALLY FLUSHED (Tech Billionaires Series) by Ainsley St. Claire

Welcome to the blog tour for ROYALLY FLUSHED, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Tech Billionaires, by Ainsley St Claire

Welcome to the blog tour for ROYALLY FLUSHED, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Tech Billionaires, by Ainsley St Claire. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

Cover to ROYALLY FLUSHED, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Tech Billionaires, by Ainsley St Claire

ROYALLY FLUSHED (Tech Billionaires Series #2) by Ainsley St. Claire

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: ROYALLY FLUSHED
Series: Tech Billionaires Series #2
Author: Ainsley St Claire
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 20, 2020
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Synopsis
Staying with him will be dangerous…

They call him Billionaire, Environmentalist, and Playboy.

I call him Boss.

I try to keep it professional, I want to resist him, but the pull is too strong.

A bomb threat, a ransacked apartment, mysterious warnings, all telling me to leave him alone.

Yes, staying will be dangerous, but leaving him will destroy me.

Royally Flushed is a standalone romance with a happy ending. It’s second in Tech Billionaire Series. It takes place in the same world as the Billionaire Venture Capitalist and Clear Holiday and includes many of the favorite characters from the other books.

 

 

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ROYALLY FLUSHED, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Tech Billionaires, by Ainsley St Claire

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Excerpt #4
I stare out into the ocean. It’s just a solid blue form below us, with ripples and puffs of clouds. The day I’ve been dreading is here, and I can’t avoid the momentous wall I need to climb. It’s right in front of me. Everything hinges on the next few days. I can already tell I’m not thinking straight—I put my wallet in the wrong pocket of my bag and then panicked when I couldn’t find it. My hands spread like pale starfish around the ivory coffee cup in front of me. They’re cold and not absorbing the heat from my drink. The closer we get to San Francisco and our normal life, the fork in the road weighs more heavily on me, like a San Francisco fog.

By the time we arrive, it’s after five. I’m tired, but we have work to do.

“You look exhausted,” Jackson tells me. “I’m going to go into the office for a few hours, but why don’t I meet you back at the apartment? Go get some rest and we can have a late dinner.” He kisses me on the temple.

His phone rings, and he answers. “Jackson Graham.”

I grab his arm and whisper, “I’m probably going back to my apartment tonight.”

He nods and gets out of the car, talking on the phone. I turn to Brian. “My apartment on Lake Street, please.”

He turns and looks at me. “Are you sure?”

“Yes, I have to return at some point.” I can’t look at him, and I watch Jackson disappear into the building.

“Does Mr. Graham know?”

I look at his eyes in the mirror. “I told him, and he didn’t seem to have a problem with it.”

Brian stares back at me. If he calls Jackson or Jim, they’ll probably veto it, but I pay rent for that apartment, and I should go home if it’s ready for me.

“Look, Brian, the long weekend was fantastic, but you know as well as I do, it’s impolite to stay too long at the party.”

“I don’t believe that for a minute,” he responds.

“I’m only trying to recognize this for what it is. We’ll still see each other at the office. You can’t get rid of me that easily.” I wink and smile to assure him I will be okay. 

I’m trying to protect my heart, but I’ve already fallen for Jackson. And I don’t believe a zebra changes its stripes. Growing up with an alcoholic teaches you that—no matter how many promises they make.

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Get Caught Up on the Series

Book 1: HOUSE OF CARDS
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Tech Billionaires Series by Ainsley St Claire

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Author Ainsley St. Claire

Author Ainsley St. Claire

About the Author
Ainsley St Claire is a Romantic Suspense Author and Adventurer on a lifelong mission to craft sultry storylines and steamy love scenes that captivate her readers. To date, she is best known for her series Venture Capitalists.

An avid reader since the age of four, Ainsley’s love of books knew no genre. After reading, came her love of writing, fully immersing herself in the colorful, impassioned world of contemporary romance.

Ainsley’s passion immediately shifted to a vocation when during a night of terrible insomnia, her first book came to her. Ultimately, this is what inspired her to take that next big step. The moment she wrote her first story, the rest was history.

Currently, Ainsley is in the midst of writing a nine-book series called “Venture Capitalist.”

When she isn’t being a bookworm or typing away her next story on her computer, Ainsley enjoys spending quality family time with her loved ones. She is happily married to her amazing soulmate and is a proud mother of two rambunctious boys. She is also a scotch aficionada and lover of good food (especially melt-in-your-mouth, velvety chocolate). Outside of books, family, and food, Ainsley is a professional sports spectator and an equally as terrible golfer and tennis player..

Where to find Ainsley St. Claire
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Blog Tour – Excerpt – PRIDE AND PERSUASION (Inspired Series) by Wrenn Montgomery

Welcome to the blog tour for PRIDE AND PERSUASION, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Inspired, by Wrenn Montgomery

Welcome to the blog tour for PRIDE AND PERSUASION, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Inspired, by Wrenn Montgomery. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

Cover for PRIDE AND PERSUASION, the second book in Wrenn Montgomery's adult contemporary romance series, Inspired, releasing April 16, 2020

PRIDE AND PERSUASION (Inspired Series #2) by Wrenn Montgomery

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: PRIDE AND PERSUASION
Series: Inspired Series #2
Author: Wrenn Montgomery
Release Date: April 16, 2020
Genre:
 Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
Elliott James is a control freak. After being told she was nothing special by her ex, Baker Williams, she’s spent the last eight years proving him wrong. She’s built a life she loves— prominent attorney, partner at her firm, a luxurious penthouse, and the best friends a girl could ask for. After a harrowing encounter last year, she’s determined to get her life back on track. She’s succeeding, until a case brings her face to face with the one man that’s ever made her want to lose control. 

Baker Williams started with nothing but determination to make a better life for himself. He’s built an empire he’s proud of, by acquiring companies and working his way up. So when a rogue employee threatens to bring his kingdom tumbling down, he hires the best to defend his case. His only fault is not realizing that the best is Elliott James, and she’s ready to remind him of all the damage he did years ago.

Eight years ago, Elliott and Baker were matches and gasoline. Explosive and hot. Back then, they both walked away burned. When they’re forced to work together long after the flames have died down, they discover they’re just as combustible as ever. Now, they have to figure out how to save each other without their spark burning down everything they’ve worked so hard for in the process.

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Teaser from PRIDE AND PERSUASION, the second book in Wrenn Montgomery's adult contemporary romance series.

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Excerpt #2:
“You said we need to talk, so go on. Say what you need to say so you can leave and I can get on with my night,” she gets out between mouthfuls, and I stop myself from smirking at her. She’s the same old Elliott in this moment—monogrammed pajamas, fuzzy slippers, hair up in a messy bun, and stuffing her face as fast as she can but still talking shit. 

I take a deep breath. I’m the worst fucking apologizer there is but I need to give this a go. “I said a lot of shit I didn’t mean, EJ.”

“Don’t call me that.” 

“All right. Elliott.” 

“Don’t call me that either,” she says. 

“What the fuck am I supposed to call you?” I flinch at the anger in my own voice, but she doesn’t seem affected.

She just shrugs and takes a sip of her wine. She’s so incredibly frustrating when she’s defensive, but two can play that game.

“Okay. I said a lot of things I didn’t mean that night, Ms. James.” 

“Okay.” 

That’s it? 

I expect her to say she did too, that she’s sorry too. “Are you fucking kidding me?”

She shrugs again, taking another bite of food, and I wait for her to finish, trying to stop my leg from bouncing in my impatience. “I don’t know what you want from me, Baker.” 

“I don’t know, maybe an apology for the shit you said? We can start there,” I offer. 

“Did you apologize? I think I missed that,” she quips back. 

I grit my teeth, knowing I’m losing my temper. “I’m sorry for the things I said, which I didn’t entirely mean.” I choke the words out, each one wounding my pride.

She nods, standing and taking her empty cartons of food to the kitchen. 

I wait, expecting her to come back and sit down so we can finish duking this out, but she doesn’t. 

“That’s nice,” she flings, walking down a hallway. 

Nice? Where the hell are you going?” I’m ready to pull my hair out. For her to just fucking apologize already so we can get this over with and I can leave, like she said. 

“To bed. I’m not fighting with you. That’s what you want and I won’t give it to you. So, I’m going to bed now.” She pauses, seeming to wrestle with herself before setting her face back into its usual ‘I don’t give a fuck’ look. “You coming?” 

Fuck yes, I am.

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Teaser from PRIDE AND PERSUASION, the second book in Wrenn Montgomery's adult contemporary romance series.

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Romance Author Wrenn Montgomery

Author Wrenn Montgomery

About the Author
Wrenn Montgomery resides in North Carolina with her husband and three daughters. She spends her time psychoanalyzing strangers and writing about them in steamy romances.

 

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Where to find Wrenn Montgomery
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