Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – This Piece of My Soul (Clearing the Ice) by Robyn M. Ryan

This Piece of My Soul Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for This Piece of My Soul, the second book in the new adult contemporary/sports romance series, Clearing the Ice, by Robyn M. Ryan. See below for information on the book and series, pre-order links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. You can pre-order through January 31 for just $1.99.

This Piece of My Soul (Clearing the Ice #2) by Robyn M. Ryan

This Piece of My Soul (Clearing the Ice #2) by Robyn M. Ryan

About the Book – PRE-ORDER SALE – $1.99
Title: This Piece of My Soul
Series: Clearing the Ice #2
Author: Robyn M. Ryan
Release Date: January 31, 2017
Genre: New Adult Contemporary/Sports Romance
Links: Goodreads | AmazoniBooks

Synopsis
They believe love conquers all.

One of pro-hockey’s golden couples, Andrew and Caryn Chadwick live in the limelight reserved for elite professional athletes. On their second anniversary, Andrew receives an unexpected contract offer to join the Tampa Suns. As they look forward to a new adventure, neither foresees an event that challenges their love and threatens their marriage.

Until the day it doesn’t.

A sudden and senseless accident threatens Andrew’s life and inexplicably drives a wedge between the couple. Shattered by the incident, paralyzed by fear that it could happen again, Caryn finds herself at odds with her husband and unable to provide the support he needs—at the time he is most vulnerable.

As their perfect world crumbles, each makes choices that take Andrew and Caryn further apart. Distrust, fears, and secrets construct walls. This Piece of My Soul follows the joint and separate paths the couple navigate as each hopes to rediscover the love that can conquer all.

**Although This Piece of My Soul is the second book in the Clearing the Ice Series, it can be read as a standalone novel.**

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Excerpt (Chapter 1)
Andrew Chadwick jerked awake as the phone vibrated on the bedside table. He glanced at the screen as he quickly pressed “ignore.” He slipped from the bed, hoping the noise and movement didn’t wake his wife. His eyes adjusted to the darkness and satisfied that Caryn still slept, he grabbed clothes and headed downstairs. Don Wilson calling in the middle of the night can only bring news I don’t want to hear. Andrew quickly texted a response to his agent, then dressed and splashed cold water on his face. He grabbed a Coke, and quietly opened the door to the courtyard patio. He sat in the Toronto predawn light, staring at the phone a few minutes before he returned the call.

Don apologized before Andrew could speak. “Sorry to call so early. I know you’re headed out today and had to catch you before you two fall off the grid.”

“What can’t wait ten days?” Andrew twisted the bottle cap and took a long drink.

“Tampa sent an offer sheet an hour ago.”

“Hudson signed with Chicago?”

“Late last night.”

Andrew sighed. “How much?” He closed his eyes and his agent relayed the amount and terms. Not what I want to deal with today. “The Blues’ response?”

“Just got off the phone with Jenkins. Andrew, if you sign the sheet, the Blues can’t match the offer without making some quick moves. This totally blows up their salary cap.”

“No indication they’re interested in a deal?”

Don barked a laugh. “Oh, they might sign the deal we discussed last month.”

Andrew’s fingers drummed against the table. “Your take on their lack of interest up to now?”

“The Blues can’t afford you long-term; you’ll be traded before your current contract expires.” Wilson waited a beat. “The Suns are a contender right now, Andrew. They want you to fill a huge hole in the starting line. This may be the offer you can’t refuse.”

“How long do I have?”

“Obviously, the Suns would like your answer as quickly as possible. They’re willing to fly us down so we can discuss this face-to-face, and you and Caryn can look at the area. I can hold them off a while, but probably not ten days.”

Andrew stood and walked across the patio. “No, I don’t want this hanging over our heads that long.”

“If you tell me your trip plans, I will rebook it out of Tampa.”

“Good try, Don, but no, I’ll take care of that.” He laughed a little. “Give me a few hours. I need to discuss this with Caryn and think things through.”

Slipping his iPhone into his pocket, Andrew stepped back inside. Way too early to wake Caryn. His thoughts drifted to the trip they were scheduled to begin that morning. An anniversary tradition that began with their honeymoon two years earlier. Destination his secret and Caryn packing according to his ambiguous suggestions—casual or formal, warm or cold, passport just in case. Despite her best efforts to pry information from him—even during their most intimate moments—Caryn never knew the destination until they arrived at the airport. Even then, he might insert a plane change mid-route.

Last year, she thought they were going to California’s wine country, but when the plane landed in San Francisco, he took her hand and led her to another gate. He laughed softly as he remembered her expression of delight, mixed with pure panic at the thought of getting on another plane that would take them over the Pacific Ocean to reach the final destination, Fiji. He’d pushed her to her limit…well, beyond her limit. Despite the unforgettable ten days in the lush secluded villa, he carefully planned this year’s trip to minimize her discomfort.

Andrew leaned against the counter and gazed out the kitchen window, the darkness slowly retreating. Tampa’s offer cast a shadow over their plans, not just the anniversary trip but the upcoming move back to St. Louis before training camp. Caryn’s made St. Louis a second home, her client list managing corporate and individual social media accounts expanding monthly. Not to mention that her best friend, Lauren, just landed a marketing job in St. Louis and plans to move from Vancouver in just a few weeks.

He pushed away from the counter and wandered to the living room, closing his eyes and sitting back in the chair. It’s a no-win situation. If I sign the Suns’ offer sheet, the Blues will either decline to match—or worse, trade teammates to keep me.

His ambitions had never included owning one of the highest contracts on a team. But, if he didn’t sign the offer sheet, his agent’s prediction very likely would play out. Come March, he’d find himself playing on a different team, worst-case scenario traded to one of the teams in the midst of rebuilding.

The Suns were a contender now. They’d made it to the Stanley Cup Final last season. They couldn’t re-sign the league’s leading scorer, but extended the offer sheet to the Blues last night. The offer catapulted him into an entirely new level, both in terms of money and the pressure of replacing the team’s leading scorer. Andrew knew he could fill the slot—on the ice at least—but at what cost to Caryn, their friends in St. Louis, the chemistry that existed among his linemates?

He didn’t hear Caryn approach until her hand rested on his shoulder. “You’re up early, Drew. I planned to surprise you with breakfast in bed.” She pressed her lips against the top of his head. “Happy second anniversary.”

Andrew slipped his arm around her waist and drew her onto his lap. “My favorite day of the year,” he whispered before her kiss chased all thoughts of Tampa from his mind.

“Shall we just skip the breakfast part?” Her voice purred in his ear.

He closed his arms around her, his mouth finding hers. He shifted his body until he could stand with her locked in his embrace. He stepped across the room and gently placed her on the sofa, breaking the kiss with a soft curse as his phone vibrated in his pocket. He sat on the edge of the sofa as he pulled the phone from his pocket and glanced at the display. Don. Again. Now what?

“You’ve got something?” He caught Caryn’s questioning look at the impatient tone in his voice as he stood and began to walk across the room.

“Just spoke with Jenkins again. Wanted to see if they are open to revisiting our contract negotiations before you decide anything.”

“And?” He stopped for a moment, anticipating the response.

“He said their offer is on the table.”

“Take it or leave?” Andrew felt Caryn’s hand grasp his shoulder, but he shrugged it off as he continued pacing.

“More or less. You owe it to yourself to talk with the Suns. The Blues best offer is two years only. You could be looking at a long-term deal with Tampa.”

“Yeah. Give me a little more time. I’ll call you back.” He ended the call and tossed the phone across the table before turning toward the door. His mounting frustration threatened an angry release.

“Drew?”

He held up his hand. “A couple minutes, Cary. I need to clear my mind.” Without waiting for her reply, he jerked the door open and stepped outside, closing it firmly behind him.

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Caryn shut her eyes tightly, and then sighed as she picked his cell phone off the floor and set it on the table. Her first reaction when his phone vibrated had centered on the fear that something had happened to his parents—or his brother, Tom. From the few words he spoke, Caryn knew Andrew had received some news from his agent. Don was the only other person she could imagine calling this early…and it sounded like this was not their first conversation today. Drew obviously hadn’t expected whatever Don told him. Take it or leave? Contract issues? This early in the morning? Don knows we’re leaving today, but this early? Another trade? After his best season ever? Of course, that didn’t stop the Leafs from trading him to the Blues. I hate the uncertainty that hockey brings to our lives. But it’s part of the package I signed on for when he asked me to marry him. We’ll get through whatever it is… together.

Taking a deep breath, she headed toward the kitchen to begin preparing the “surprise” breakfast. Maybe this would help to restore the anticipation and excitement the day had promised.

She grabbed a bottle of water and set the table after placing his favorite blueberry muffins—his mom’s recipe—in the oven. Checking the time, Caryn decided to take a quick shower and dress. She had no clue what Andrew had planned for their trip. She’d packed for warm weather as he’d suggested, adding some “just-in-case” clothes for cooler evenings. Ten days somewhere just the two of them, totally off the grid—no iPads, laptops, texting, and phones turned off. Only Tom knew how to reach them in case of an emergency. Drew called those ten days a selfish gift to themselves, giving them time to just be together before training camp and the season to come, bringing with it the many days they’d spend apart… But what if this… whatever it is… gets in the middle of our trip? Forces him to cancel? I know he has another year on this contract, but what if…?

Pushing the thoughts to the back of her mind, she focused instead on the day, the excitement that had rippled through her the moment she woke up. She couldn’t wait to learn his plans for this year… even if it did involve another incredibly long flight over water.

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The muffins sat cooling on top of the counter when Andrew returned. He quickly pulled Caryn into his arms and kissed her temple as he apologized for walking out.

“What’s going on, Drew?” Caryn moved back so she could see his eyes.

“I’m not sure what to think.” His blue eyes locked on hers. “Remember when we talked about Don working with the Blues on a contract extension?”

“I know you’re not happy with the length of the new contract… just two years?”

“Yep, then we’re back in the same place we are now, without a ‘no move’ clause.” He paused and gently brushed the hair away from her forehead. “The Tampa Suns submitted an offer sheet last night.” Caryn started to ask a question, but Andrew continued, “I’m a restricted free agent. Any team can offer a contract to a RFA, but if the player signs it, the current team has a week to match the offer.”

“Tampa wants to sign you?”

“Yeah—their leading scorer, a free agent, signed with Chicago last night.”

Caryn smiled as she softly placed her hand against his cheek. “And they hope to entice you to take his place.”

Andrew laughed quietly. “I guess. The Blues already told Don if I sign the offer sheet, the Blues wouldn’t match it.”

“I guess Don already spoke with the Blues about a contract extension?”

“Yep.” He shook his head slightly. “The last offer they put on the table is the most they are willing to commit. I doubt I’m in their long-term plans.”

“Why not?” Caryn’s voice rose in anger. “You only scored the most points last year and the year before.”

Andrew placed his finger against her lips as he told them what Tampa had offered. “Don thinks the Blues can’t afford me long-term.”

Caryn broke eye contact as she looked down, processing everything. When she met his eyes again, she shrugged. “Would you want to play for the Suns?”

“Right now, I honestly don’t know. I do know that we need to make this decision together.”

“I’m happy anywhere, as long as I’m with you.”

Andrew shook his head. “You have friends in St. Louis—your best friend is moving there next month. Your business, your clients…”

“That’s the best thing about my job—I can work anywhere there’s a Wi-Fi connection. Lauren and I do a pretty good job maintaining our friendship long-distance. I don’t expect to see her very much anyway, at least not when you-know-who’s in town.” She gave him a knowing look and a smile. “Don’t you think you should at least meet with them and see what you think?”

“You mind if we rearrange our trip a bit?” His eyes captured hers again. “Maybe a stop in Tampa before we go to…” He laughed softly as Caryn looked at him expectantly. “Before we go where we’re going.”

“Drew! That’s not fair.”

He replied with a wink and glanced at the counter. “Are those what I hope they are?”

“Maybe. If I give you one, will you give me a hint?”

“I already told you what to pack.”

Caryn lightly swatted his arm as he reached for a muffin. “So… do I need to pack anything else if we go to Tampa?”

Andrew pretended to think as he bit into the warm muffin. “No, I think we’re good.” He guided her to the table. “Sit, I’ll serve you.”

Caryn’s eyes followed him as he pulled glasses from the cupboard and poured the orange juice. She shifted on the chair in anticipation of the upcoming ten days together—just the two of us.

He set a glass at each plate, and then brought the plate of muffins. He glanced at her as he sat beside her. “What are your feelings about private jets?”

“How small?”

“I don’t know. Don said the Suns would send a plane for us—unless that’s going to stress you too much.” A grin spread slowly across his face. “I can book commercial flights if you prefer.”

Caryn took a deep breath. “You know I’ll be glued to your side if I get on a private jet.”

“Wouldn’t have it any other way.” He cupped her chin in his hand. “Seriously, we can fly commercial.” She felt him watching her face closely for a reaction.

“No, I’ll be okay. I made it through those flights to and from Fiji last year. I think I can handle anything now. We don’t fly over water to get to Tampa?” she asked quickly.

Andrew laughed softly. “Only briefly if we do. It’s on a bay and the Gulf of Mexico.”

“Just so it’s not one of those really small planes.” Caryn bit into a muffin, hoping to mask her apprehension.

“I’ll have Don check that out.” Andrew reached in his pocket for his phone, and then pushed back his chair. “That’s right, last time I had my phone I was throwing it across the table.”

Caryn bit back a laugh as she watched him stride toward the living room, and then reached for her orange juice. She shifted the thought of a move to Tampa to the back of her mind. Our true home will always be Toronto. Where we live the rest of the time really doesn’t matter. She heard Andrew questioning Don about the private jet and felt her cheeks flush as he walked back into the kitchen, meeting Caryn’s eyes as he listened to Don’s response.

“So no Cessna or propeller plane? Let me check with Caryn.” He looked at her with a grin. “He’s pretty sure it’s a Gulfstream, probably the latest model.”

“Just like my dad’s. Okay, I’ll do it, but if I see anything that seats less than five, we’re going to renegotiate.”

Andrew’s laugh was soft. “I’m with you on that one, babe.” He repeated her response, listened a moment, and nodded as he ended the call. He slid into the seat beside Caryn. “Your stipulation’s now added to the offer.”

“Drew, he’s not telling them that?”

“Sounded like it to me.” He tipped her chin as he leaned to kiss her. “If they are willing to put that kind of money of the table, the size of your private jet will not be an issue.” He kept a neutral expression as Caryn felt her face redden.

“Great first impression. They’ll think I’m a bitchy diva or something worse.” Caryn buried her face in her hands. “Please call Don back and tell him never mind.”

“Nope. You think I want to get on some prop plane?”

“Then don’t make it sound like I’m one of those demanding…”

Andrew silenced her with a kiss. “I’m just teasing you. The jet’s been at the airport since they sent the offer—a nice big private jet.”

Caryn swatted at his arm. “When do we need to leave?”

“As soon as I finish these muffins.” He glanced at her from the corner of his eye. “Did you pack your bikini?” His blue eyes were hypnotic as he captured her gaze.

“Do I need it?”

“Not necessarily.” He reached to pick up the phone. “I’ve got just a couple calls to make and, no, you can’t eavesdrop.”

Caryn leaned to kiss him before she stood. “Don’t worry, I have no desire to spoil your surprise.”

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This Piece of My Heart (Clearing the Ice #1) by Robyn M. Ryan

This Piece of My Heart (Clearing the Ice #1) by Robyn M. Ryan

About Book 1 – NOW ON SALE FOR $0.99!
Title: This Piece of My Heart
Series: Clearing the Ice #1
Author: Robyn M. Ryan
Release Date: April 15, 2016
Genre: New Adult Contemporary/Sports Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | iBooks

Synopsis
For twenty years, Caryn Stevens dutifully followed the educational path dictated by her parents. That path had one goal—prepare her to one day assume her father’s position as CEO of the multi-billion dollar international company he founded. That and marry a man who would enhance her career and perhaps join her in leading The Stevens Company. Not too much to expect from your daughter, right?

Caryn has other ideas. Instead of returning home to Ottawa for another summer working at The Company, she’s designed a plan to stay in Toronto, take a couple of courses, and enjoy her Summer of Fun. She knew there was more to college than rigorous classes that held little interest and study groups to ensure she excelled in all her subjects. She had two years until she finished her undergrad, and then continue on to that coveted MBA at a prestigious business school.

Just this once, Caryn will set aside The Plan and enjoy life as a regular student.  To actually get her head out of the books and maybe, just maybe find someone to make the summer—dare she say it?—exciting.

You see, there’s this hunk of a guy she’s noticed on campus the first few weeks of summer. Always running—maybe in training?—but, Caryn’s seen enough to get her heart pounding. Tall, well-built, with shaggy light-brown hair. Gym shorts that emphasize taut leg muscles. Sometimes wearing a t-shirt with cut-off sleeves. Bronzed muscular biceps—truly drool-worthy. Absolutely hot—and gorgeous in a totally guy type of way. Only problem, he had no clue she existed.

Andrew Chadwick has enjoyed life in the fast lane in the five years since he’d entered the ranks of professional hockey. Preparing for his fourth season with his hometown Leafs, Andrew intends to enjoy his summer down time—hang out with friends and family, keep in shape, and erase all memories from that disastrous two-year joke of a relationship that imploded in May.

Not that he has any plans to revisit his first few years in the pros. He’d eagerly sampled the attentions of a never-ending line of women who wanted nothing more than to spend one night with a professional athlete. Believe it or not, one-night-stands with absolutely gorgeous women whose names he never bothered to remember became tedious. And that steady relationship he tried for two years? Finding your so-called girlfriend in your own bed with some other guy certainly opened his eyes.

Maybe it’s time to cut the fun and games and concentrate on things that are important—Win the Stanley Cup, give his brother any support he needs as he starts his Internship Rotations, help his Mom and Dad around their house. Act like a grown-up at twenty-four?

He’s not particularly looking, but if he were to meet someone interesting…well, he’ll just see where things go.

Neither Caryn nor Andrew expected their two very different worlds to collide on a beautiful June day…

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Author Robyn M. Ryan

Author Robyn M. Ryan

About the Author
From early childhood, Robyn M. Ryan knew she wanted to write. This goal grew throughout elementary and high school, first composing novels featuring favorite TV and music personalities, then venturing into sports writing. Attending UGA’s journalism school launched her career in public relations, which included an internship with the Atlanta Flames NHL hockey team. At that time romance novels did not feature pro athletes, so Robyn wrote the books she and her friends wanted to read. Many years later, this manuscript received a serious critique and edit. This Piece of My Heart, a hockey romance, is the first book in Robyn’s series Clearing the Ice.

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Where to Find Robyn M. Ryan
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Sale – Being Brooke by Emma Hart

Being Brooke Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for BEING BROOKE, the first stand-alone book in the new adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Barely Cross, by New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt. For a limited time, you can pick up the ebook for just $0.99.

BEING BROOKE (Barely Cross #1) by Emma Hart

BEING BROOKE (Barely Cross #1) by Emma Hart

About the Book – NOW ON SALE – $0.99!
Title:
 BEING BROOKE
Series: Barely Cross #1
Author: Emma Hart
Release Date: December 13, 2016
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AUBarnes & NobleiBooks

Synopsis
My name is Brooke Barker…
And I’m a freaking disaster.

No, seriously. I’m a college drop-out working a dead-end job, my best friend Carly’s dog gets more action than I do, and I have more bad dates in my diary than there are movie remakes.

Not to mention I’m completely and utterly in love with Cain Elliott.

The problem? He’s in a relationship. With a girl who’s so plastic she makes Barbie cry herself to sleep with jealousy.

The second problem? He’s my best friend.

My shut-up-and-put-harry-potter, yes-this-is-your-shirt, help-I-have-no-power, crap-I’m-out-of-tampon, kinda best friend.

And that’s all he can be, right?

Right.

Being Brooke is a standalone romantic comedy. Hilarious, super-sexy, and possibly highly inappropriate at times, this is the perfect feel-good read!

If Holly Woods survives this.

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Cain’s phone begins to buzz on the table. The screen lights up, and the short name on the screen makes me have to fight a frown.

I know it’s Nina. It always is. It’s like she has a Brooke-dar. She can sense whenever Cain and I are alone and hanging out.

My heart sinks, slowly but heavily, and I school my expression into one of not caring. I refuse to look away from the TV now.

Cain hands me his pizza box, which I take, begrudgingly, then he leans forward and grabs his phone. He waits for the buzzing to stop, then unlocks it and turns it off vibrate.

Then? Then he shoves it under the table, screen down.

Ho. Lee. Shit.

I gape at him. I can’t help it.

A piece of pepperoni drops off the slice of pizza in my hand—the same one that’s frozen halfway to my mouth as I stare at him in total disbelief. Did he really just do it?

“What?” Cain shrugs and takes his box back, grabbing a piece of half-eaten, meaty pizza and shoving the end in his mouth. The crust crunches as he bites down.

I swallow and glance at the coffee table. “I don’t think you’ve ever not taken a call from her.” I can’t help the derogatory way I say ’her’. It’s not intentional—honest. It’s ingrained in me to be vicious to other women. I think it’s a female thing. Self-preservation and all that.

“I don’t think I ever haven’t either.” Cain tilts his head to the side and meets my gaze, a suspicious glint in his green eyes. “But the point is, we haven’t done this in weeks, and I’m having too much fun to leave. Besides, we have all this junk food. If I don’t help you eat it, you’ll eat it all, then it’ll be my fault when your pants don’t fit.”

Oh my god.

“Does she know you’re here?” I smirk slyly and raise my eyebrows.

He shifts uncomfortably. With a cough, he puts his pizza down and grabs his beer bottle to swig from it.

Oh. My. Shitty. Life.

“She doesn’t, does she?” I sit up straight, throwing my half-slice back into my box and shoving his shoulder. “Cain!”

“No,” he mumbles, scratching the back of his ear. “She doesn’t know.”

I laugh. I can’t help it. It’s totally immature of me to delight in the fact he hasn’t told the Prissy Princess where is he and he’s ignoring her calls, but I do. It’s hilarious.

And, okay. I’m smug. Totally smug. There’s only one reason he hasn’t told her, and that’s because she hates me too.

Bitchy Best Friend Mission: Level Up!

“And tell me.” I snicker, just about holding back the volcano of laughter threatening to erupt. “Where does Nina think you are?”

“She thinks I’m at Mom’s.” He looks at me, his lips flattening into a thin line. “Stop laughing, B. No, don’t shake your damn head. I fucking mean it. She’s a little insecure over my friendship with you and Carly, that’s all. Sometimes it’s easier to just tell a… little white lie.”

“A little white lie? She thinks you’re at your mom’s!” I laugh harder and wipe at my eyes because they feel a little too wet.

“I just want the best of both worlds right now, all right?”

“What is the best of both worlds? Pizza with me and blow jobs from her?”

“She chooses not to eat gluten. Until she finds a gluten-free recipe she likes, I can’t eat pizza when she’s around.”

Which is a lot.

I raise my eyebrows again. “Your girlfriend won’t eat gluten but she’ll happily put your dick in her mouth?”

“Brooke. Don’t be a bitch.” He chucks a piece of chicken from his pizza at me, his eyes narrowing.

I’m dying. I think this is it—this is how I die, laughing at Cain’s lame excuses for lying to his girlfriend about spending time with me.

“Oh my fuck. This is hilarious. Seriously. Someone call Comedy Central.”

“Brooke.” He says my name again, this time quieter.

I stop laughing. Just about.

“I’m sorry. I just think it’s funny. You want me to be nice to her but you lie to her about spending time with me.” I shrug a shoulder and peel a piece of pepperoni off my pizza. I’m not even that hungry anymore.

He sighs, putting the top down on his box, and sits back. “She thinks there’s something going on between us.”

I laugh even harder because I might cry if I don’t.

Hi, breaking heart. Grab the tissues, yo.

There’s an awkward silence hanging between us now. It’s not the first time someone has thought that, but given that the more time I spend with Cain, the more I seem to fall for him, it’s awkward. Especially since he’s lying to her just to hang out with me.

I clear my throat and look up at him. “That’s ridiculous. You’re my best friend. Like anything would ever happen between us. I can’t put up with your shit taste in music, for a start.”

“Exactly,” he replies in a quieter voice, scratching behind his ear again. “It’s fucking stupid. I can’t stand your taste in music either. Who the fuck likes Justin Bieber?”

“People who think Kanye West should retire.”

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Author Emma Hart

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

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

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

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Where to Find Emma Hart
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Release Blitz + Sale – Being Brooke by Emma Hart

Being Brooke Release Blitz

Welcome to the release blitz for Being Brooke, a stand-alone new adult contemporary romantic comedy, by New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive teaser. For a limited time, you can pick up the ebook for just $0.99.

Being Brooke by Emma Hart

Being Brooke by Emma Hart

About the Book – NOW ON SALE – $0.99!
Title:
 Being Brooke
Author: Emma Hart
Release Date: December 13, 2017
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AUBarnes & NobleiBooks

Synopsis
My name is Brooke Barker…
And I’m a freaking disaster.

No, seriously. I’m a college drop-out working a dead-end job, my best friend Carly’s dog gets more action than I do, and I have more bad dates in my diary than there are movie remakes.

Not to mention I’m completely and utterly in love with Cain Elliott.

The problem? He’s in a relationship. With a girl who’s so plastic she makes Barbie cry herself to sleep with jealousy.

The second problem? He’s my best friend.

My shut-up-and-put-harry-potter, yes-this-is-your-shirt, help-I-have-no-power, crap-I’m-out-of-tampon, kinda best friend.

And that’s all he can be, right?

Right.

Being Brooke is a standalone romantic comedy. Hilarious, super-sexy, and possibly highly inappropriate at times, this is the perfect feel-good read!

If Holly Woods survives this.

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Author Emma Hart

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

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

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

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Where to Find Emma Hart
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Book Blitz – Teaser + Giveaway and Sale – Discord (Echoes of Earth) by Katy Haye

Discord Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for Discord, the first book in the young adult dystopian science fiction series, Echoes of Earth, by Katy Haye. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive teaser, and details on her giveaway. For a limited time, you can pick up the eBook for just $0.99.

Discord (Echoes of Earth #1) by Katy Haye

Discord (Echoes of Earth #1) by Katy Haye

About the Book – On Sale for just $0.99!
Title: Discord
Series: Echoes of Earth #1
Author: Katy Haye
Publisher: Plumshine Books
Release Date: June 24, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Science Fiction
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Beth forgot her past. What if there’s nothing to remember?

Seventeen-year-old Beth has brain damage. That’s why she lives in a hospital in the middle of the English countryside filled with therapeutic music and medical tests. Some days she feels well enough to go home, but other days – the days filled with shadows and ghosts, and a strong sense of déjà vu – she fears she’ll never get better.

Toby’s arrival signals a turning point. Beth faces her fears instead of hiding from them. But even with Toby’s help, is she strong enough to face a truth that is stranger than anything Beth could imagine?

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Author Katy Haye

Author Katy Haye

About the Author
Katy Haye spends as much time as possible in either her own or someone else’s imaginary worlds. She has a fearsome green tea habit, a partiality for dark chocolate brazils and a fascination with the science of storytelling.

When not lost in a good book, Katy may be found on her allotment growing veg and keeping hens in order to maximise her chances of survival in the event of a zombie apocalypse or similar catastrophe (admittedly, this would not help if the entire country flooded…).

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Where to Find Katy Haye
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – No Secrets by N. Raines

No Secrets Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for No Secrets, an adult contemporary romance, by N. Raines. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive book blitz excerpt, a couple of teasers, and details on her giveaway. And from now through December 3, you can pick up No Secrets for just $0.99.

No Secrets by N. Raines

No Secrets by N. Raines

About the Book – NOW ON SALE FOR $0.99!
Title: No Secrets
Author: N. Raines
Release Date: November 29, 2016
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | All Romance

Synopsis
She wants him…

Alyxandra Franklin crushed on Cris Garcia the first time they met. He wasn’t like the guys in her crowd, the boys in grown-up bodies. No, Cris was a man. A man who’d stand up for his girl, hold her close and keep her love safe. In spite of her feelings, Alyx never made a move on him. How could she? He belonged to her best friend, Gabi. And now it’s too late.

He hates her…

Cris figures if he never sees Alyx Franklin again, it’ll be too soon. She’s nothing but a spoiled stupid rich girl, too busy partying to care about anyone but herself. She’s the reason Gabi, the girl he loved, lost her life.

But he’s wrong. Gabi had secrets. When those secrets blow up his life, Cris is willing to go to any lengths to unravel the lies. Even if that means befriending Alyx—and sleeping with her—to learn the truth.

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He sat, shifting as though he couldn’t get comfortable. “I gave you a hard time last night. Acted like a real prick. Just wanted to tell you I’m sorry.”

“Okay…” She was afraid to get too excited. Why the sudden change in his feelings?

“And not just about that,” he went on. “I want to apologize for everything. For the way I acted when Gabi died. The shit I said. Blaming you…it was wrong.”

Wow. This was monumental. Alyx didn’t even know where to begin. “Thank you,” she said at last, though that didn’t even begin to cover it. But something was off. She should be overcome with relief, lighter than air. She wasn’t, though. There was still too much she didn’t understand.

“You said it was my fault…” Her voice was a thread of sound.

He looked away. “Yeah. I know. It was fucked-up.”

“I still don’t get it. Why did you blame me? I loved her as much—” She was about to say As much as you did, but stopped herself. She’d loved Gabi as her closest friend, but it wasn’t the same as the feelings Cris had. “I loved her too.”

He gazed out at her mother’s garden. “I know. It was stupid of me. I wasn’t thinking straight. I mean, you couldn’t have known what would happen when you called her that night.”

“Called her—” Alyx stopped, her words breaking off in midair. What call? Even though Cris’s explanation made no sense, something warned her not to probe further. A weird tingle passed through her, urging her to listen rather than speak.

“You did the smart thing, calling her for a ride home. Nothing strange about asking a friend to help you out when you’re not safe to drive.” His gaze traveled over the herb garden, the clusters of rosemary, mint, and basil. At her mother’s roses, just starting to bloom. “You couldn’t have known she’d be killed on the way.” Then he looked at her. “Right?”

Something in his eyes belied his words. A chill that seemed to accuse her, in spite of everything he’d said.

She swallowed, her throat as dry as chalk. “Right.”

He spoke again, but she couldn’t make it out. His lips moved, but all Alyx could hear was a buzzing in her ears, as though a hive of bees were nesting in her head.

What had he said? That she had called Gabi the night her friend was killed?

It made sense now. Cris blamed her for getting drunk, for calling Gabi.

But it wasn’t true. She hadn’t called Gabi the night of the accident. Hadn’t spoken to her, in fact, for days. Everything Cris said, everything he believed, was untrue.

Gabi had lied. But why?

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Author N. Raines

Author N. Raines

About the Author
N. Raines (who also writes as Nona Raines) is a former librarian who lives in upstate New York with her many pets. She’s currently working on her next novel between walking the dog and shooing the cats off the laptop. Her erotic romances are published with The Wild  Rose Press and Loose Id. Her transgender romance His Kind of Woman was nominated for the 2014 DABWAHA sponsored by the Dear Author and Smart Bitches, Trashy Books review blogs.  Her most recent work is the romance novella Write to Me and the transgender romance Her Kind of Man.
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – Air (The Elementals) by L.B. Gilbert

Air Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for Air, the second book in the new adult fantasy/paranormal romance series, The Elementals, by USA Today bestselling author, L.B. Gilbert. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. Also, see below on how to pick up book 1 for just $0.99!

Air (The Elementals #2) by L.B. Gilbert

Air (The Elementals #2) by L.B. Gilbert

About the Book
Title: Air
Series: The Elementals #2
Author: L.B. Gilbert
Release Date: November 28, 2016
Genre: New Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Despite being the junior Elemental, Logan’s never had to worry about failing a mission before. Not until an overgrown and annoyingly attractive shifter comes along.

Being an Elemental is in Logan’s blood. Hers is the gift of Air, a vast power she’s still struggling to control. Then a Were named Connell hunts her down. His wolf is missing, and he blames her.

A den of werewolves is the last place Logan wants to be. The testosterone alone is enough to make her choke. But she has a mystery to solve. She will find out who is stealing wolves even if kills her.

Unfortunately, that’s exactly what the enemy has planned…

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Connell tried to drag the Elemental toward him, but she didn’t budge. Instead, she glanced at his hands. For a second, he could have sworn amusement flashed across her face. Then she was gone—wind whipping him in the face so hard it stung.

Fuck!

He turned around in a circle, scanning the air and the land around him. God, he couldn’t lose her now. He needed to get his wolf back. Not having the extra other in his head was tearing him apart. The empty space inside him was like a crawling emptiness. Sometimes, it was in his head. Other times, it was in his heart.

I can’t believe I lost her.

He’d had her in his hands, and then poof. At this point, she could be anywhere. A strangled sigh escaped from deep in his chest. It sounded pathetic and broken, even to him. He checked the house to make sure she wasn’t there, and then he walked back out to his rented jeep. Damn it, he was going to have to start tracking her all over again.

“Hey, what’s your name?”

Stunned, Connell tripped. Pivoting on his heel, he turned to see the sprite standing on a huge boulder in the distance. He was so damn surprised to see her that he lost his tongue. He just stared at her like an idiot.

Apparently, she agreed. “I can’t keep calling you tall, dark, and stupid, now can I? Whatisyourname?” she repeated, over-enunciating each word.

He was too relieved to get upset over the fact she was talking to him as if he were slow. “Connell Maitland.”

The imp turned away and started addressing the air around her, “He says he’s one of the Maitlands. American accent, so one of the Colorado ones. Yeah. It’s severe. I haven’t seen anything like it. It’s like his wolf was torn out of him somehow. He thinks we did it. Hold on a sec—” Her words broke off as Connell started to run toward her.

A gust of strong air slammed him down to the ground before he cleared the rise.

“Stay there,” the sprite ordered in a glacial tone.

Frigid as the wind, he thought as he regained his footing. Hell, everything about her should be ice-cold. Instead, he felt like he was burning up around her. It was disconcerting. So was the hard edge in her voice. That kind of steel shouldn’t be coming out of such a tiny, doll-like girl.

“Yeah, yeah. It’s fine. He’s on a leash,” the imp said a touch smugly.

Connell growled low in his throat. At least that hadn’t changed. Prey the world over would still react instinctively in fear at that sound.

But the imp didn’t even blink. And she had heard him. She just hadn’t cared. She kept on talking like some gossipy housewife on the phone. Except she was addressing no one.

“Who the bloody hell are you talking to? Invisible fairies? Can anyone even hear you?” he asked incredulously.

The imp bustled here and there. He watched her without a word, trying not to be annoyed at how non-threatening she found him. No one else he’d ever come up against had turned their back to him. Of course, none of them could disappear into thin air either.

Minutes passed, and a new smell began to fill the air. “Are you making cookies?”

Connell had spent months tracking the imp, and now she was playing Suzy Homemaker, baking cookies. Was this really happening? Everything felt surreal. He watched her bend down to open the oven, half-expecting her to start glowing or sparkling like a cartoon fairy.

“Chocolate chip and walnut,” she replied, setting down a baking sheet.

A dozen large, gooey cookies were on the rectangular sheet. Connell’s stomach rumbled audibly, but he ignored it.

The imp lifted a brow. “Do you want one?”

“No,” he said curtly.

His stomach growled again, and he closed his eyes in irritation. He’d had a huge lunch at a nearby inn, but he was used to four large meals a day, at least half of which he ate communally with the pack.

Connell took a deep breath. “I don’t believe you didn’t do this. Or one of the others like you. If it had been a witch, I’d be dead right now.”

The imp cocked her head and stared at him with that same unnerving calm from before. He shifted, suddenly more warm than angry.

Why did she have to be so damn cute? He didn’t even like Asian girls. He went for tall, busty blondes like Riley.

Don’t waste time thinking about that mess, he reminded himself.

“I don’t think that’s necessarily true,” she said, still studying him. “And I can’t tell what’s wrong with you yet, so I’m not ruling anything out. Witches included. How long have you been this way? Start at the beginning.”

Her tone made it a command. He wanted to shake his head in disbelief. The imp looked like jailbait, and yet she issued orders like a general. She had the innate authority to back it up too. Connell was an alpha, but he wanted to bow down to her. It was unnerving.

“How old are you?” he asked suspiciously.

“How old do I look?”

The answer was so cheeky that he wanted to grab her. But putting his hands on her was a bad idea.

When he didn’t answer, she dropped her shoulders. “Start at the beginning,” she repeated, a trace more gently this time.

Frustrated, he ran his fingers through his hair until it stood on end. Could he trust her? Did he even have a choice?

“If you want me to help, you have to explain what happened to you.”

He stepped to her aggressively, eyes flashing green fire. “I didn’t come all this way to chat, little girl. I came here so you could fix me. Even if you didn’t do it—if an Elemental didn’t strip my wolf away—you can put it back. You have that power. It’s what you’re supposed to do.”

Connell expected her to warily back away. But the imp stood her ground and met his stare. Her eyes were kinder than he expected, filled with sympathy.

He hated it.

“That isn’t what we do. Elementals aren’t healers. We’re soldiers. I can’t fix you, not yet. I don’t even know how this happened. You have to tell me. And it’s Logan, not little girl.”

Connell blinked. “Like the airport?”

Logan scowled at him. And like everything else about her, it was adorable. Shit. He was not attracted to cute.

“Like the Wolverine,” Logan snapped with a ferocious frown on her face.

Still adorable.

Connell flared his nostrils. What the hell was he supposed to do now? There was no trace of a lie in her scent. And despite losing his wolf, he could still tell when others lied to him. Like Riley. And he knew from first-hand experience what a skilled liar she was.

Logan had to be telling the truth. And if she wasn’t, he didn’t have another alternative. The witches his pack contacted after his attack hadn’t known how to help him. The healer his father had found had taken one look and said it was beyond his skill. He had nothing to lose by telling Logan what little he knew.

“I don’t know how it happened. Whatever it was, I was out for most of it,” he said, reaching for the quiche at the end of the counter. It was ham and tomato, conveniently cut into quarters. He inhaled one piece and reached for another.

“Help yourself, why don’t you?” she said in a neutral tone as he bit into the second piece.

“I’ve tracked you through four different countries. I’m hungry,” he growled.

The thick wedge was good. So was the dirty look Logan was giving him. It made him feel alive again.

Logan took in the flirtatious grin on Connell’s face and felt her face get even redder than it already was. None of Michel’s most practiced moves had ever turned her on as much as one smile from this man. He was carnal sin on two legs.

Except he prefers four.

Narrowing her eyes, she reminded herself how much she disliked Weres. She schooled her expression. “Something tells me you’re used to handling yourself just fine,” she said with a meaningful glance at his groin region.

Her voice was sweeter than sugar, but her insinuation didn’t put him off. Instead, his smile deepened, and she was suddenly in danger of not being able to catch her breath.

“Are you sure?” he teased.

“Bathroom’s up the stairs, first door on the right.” She pointed, all business.

Connell backed away with a long, lingering look. He was wearing that panty-melting smile when he turned and headed up the stairs.

“Don’t forget to check the soles of your feet too,” she called after him, her voice perfectly even. Once he was gone, Logan let out a long, hard breath. Damn, that man was hot.

She wished she had taken Michel up on one his many offers to take her to bed. Recent sex might have acted as a shield against Connell’s supercharged pheromones.

Well, you didn’t sleep with him, and there’s no point regretting that now.

Sighing, she dematerialized, heading outside for a quick trip to the air currents. It was better than a cold shower any day.

Connell watched the wind whip around the cabin as it knocked napkins off the table to the floor with considerable force. He felt like shit for teasing Logan now, but he hadn’t expected her discomfort to escalate into a full-blown panic attack.

Feeling helpless, he stood, his arms out in front of him, as the wind continued to circle in the small cabin. His concern for the sprite turned into worry for himself and the pilot. If Logan didn’t calm down, she was going to depressurize the cabin and possibly take down the jet.

The wind whipped past his head. Closing his eyes, he instinctively reached out. Not bothering to analyze the stupidity of his move, he grabbed at the gust of wind. Suddenly, Logan was there, in his arms.

He didn’t know which one of them was more surprised as he looked down at her. For a moment, they simply stared at each other—his eyes wide and her rosy lips an O of surprise.

“How did you—”

He cut her off by doing what he’d wanted to do from the first moment he’d seen her dancing at that club.

He kissed her. Hard.

His lips crashed down on hers, taking her mouth aggressively, possessing it with a growl that came from deep inside him. Logan was too disoriented to shove him away. Instead, she lay limp in his arms, her mouth soft and pliant under his.

Connell took advantage of his imp’s confusion to plunge his tongue into her mouth. The world narrowed down to that touch—his tongue stroking hers. She was like nothing he’d ever tasted, and he was two seconds from tearing their clothes off when she pushed him away. He didn’t make it easy; he didn’t want to let her go. But it soon became clear that he didn’t have a choice.

He landed on the leather couch with an oomph as most of the air in his lungs was expelled by the force. That much strength in such a little body was unnatural. It was like being moved by a forklift.

Logan was standing over him with a confused expression on her face. “Huh,” she said.

Connell sat up straight. “What does that mean?” he asked.

He wanted to grab her again, but the dent he just made in the couch was a good reminder not to do it again without permission. But later…she would beg for his touch. He’d make sure of it. In the meantime, he waited with uncharacteristic patience for her to answer.

“It means huh,” she replied, sitting on the sofa opposite the one he was in and cocking her head at him.

She was watching him as if he were a curious specimen of insect. Other than mild interest, there was no reaction to what had happened. And annoyingly, it also didn’t appear as if she wanted to do it again.

Okay,” he rumbled as she reached up for the nearest bottle on the bar next to her. He frowned. “What are you doing?”

“I think I need that drink after all,” she said, pouring a large measure of his favorite twenty-year-old scotch into a glass.

“Fine. Just don’t get drunk,” he muttered. “You don’t even look old enough to be drinking. I feel like I’m contributing to the delinquency of a minor.”

Logan snorted at that, but she didn’t respond. He took that as a silent confirmation that she was older than she looked.

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Fire (The Elementals #1) by L.B. Gilbert

Fire (The Elementals #1) by L.B. Gilbert

About Book 1 – NOW JUST $0.99!
Title: Fire
Series: The Elementals #1
Author: L.B. Gilbert
Release Date: October 24, 2015
Genre: New Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Invested with the powers of Mother Nature, four women have been charged with the almost impossible task of maintaining order in the supernatural world and—when the crimes are extreme—the human world as well.

Diana, a fire Elemental, is almost burned out. Alone in the world (save for her Elemental sisters), she takes satisfaction in punishing those who’ve strayed so far into the black they’ve disrupted the balance. But her contentment is increasingly short-lived as she struggles with the limitations of her ability. An Elemental can track murderers to the ends of the earth, but not before it’s too late for their victims.

So when a child from a previous case goes missing, Diana is determined to find her. The only problem is, she may have to take on an entire coven of vampires to do it.

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Author L.B. Gilbert

Author L.B. Gilbert

About the Author
USA Today bestselling author L.B. Gilbert spent years getting degrees from the most prestigious universities in America, including a PhD that she is not using at all. She moved to France for work and found love. She’s married now and living in Toulouse with one adorable half-french baby.

She has always enjoyed reading books as far from her reality as possible but eventually the voices in her head told her to write her own. And so far the voices are enjoying them. You can check out the geeky things she likes on twitter @elementalauthor, facebook www.facebook.com/elementalsauthor, or www.elementalauthor.com

*If you like a little more steam with your Fire, check out the author’s Lucy Leroux titles*

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Release Day + Giveaway – Forever Tattooed (Tattooed Billionaire) by Alicia Rae

Forever Tattooed Release Day

Today is release day for Forever Tattooed, the third book in the adult contemporary romance series, Tattooed Billionaire, by Alicia Rae. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, and details on her giveaway. If you haven’t started the series yet, you can now pick up book 1 for just $0.99.

Forever Tattooed (Tattooed #3) by Alicia Rae

Forever Tattooed (Tattooed #3) by Alicia Rae

About the Book
Title: Forever Tattooed
Series: Tattooed Series #3
Author: Alicia Rae
Release Date: November 29, 2016
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

Synopsis
Raelyn Jennings survived the unthinkable. She has been given a second chance at life and a happily ever after with the man who owns her heart and soul. But surviving a brain tumor comes with a price—change—and it becomes Raelyn’s worst fear.

Damien Heathman—the tattooed, sexy, dominant CEO—isn’t one to let challenges stand in his way. Ever. Especially when it comes to his forever with Raelyn. His undying love for her is strong enough to see them through any darkness in their path, and he’ll obliterate anyone and anything that tries to stand in his way.

But, as Raelyn struggles to find her new place in life, the truth behind Damien’s jagged scars begins to unravel, layer after layer, and they reveal a deep hatred and rage toward those from his past.

Tears will be shed.

Relationships will be broken.

Can Damien and Raelyn’s love bear the inevitable storm? Or will heartbreak and devastation shatter their dreams of forever?

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Tattooed Emotions (Tattooed Series #1) by Alicia Rae

Tattooed Emotions (Tattooed Series #1) by Alicia Rae

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

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

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

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

The chemistry is undeniable. The passion is palpable.

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

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Tattooed Scars (Tattooed Series #2) by Alicia Rae

Tattooed Scars (Tattooed Series #2) by Alicia Rae

About the Book
Title: Tattooed Scars
Series: Tattooed Series #2
Author: Alicia Rae
Release Date: December 8, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Raelyn Jennings knows one thing for certain. She loves Damien Heathman with every fiber of her being. A life without him wouldn’t be one worth living.

Damien has never loved a single soul—until Raelyn. She heals the pain that has tainted the deepest part of his heart. She is his everything, his single reason for breathing. Damien’s relentless determination refuses to let anyone or anything stand in his way of being with her.

But soon, Damien’s and Raelyn’s pasts begin to collide with their future in ways they never thought possible, testing their undying love for one another.

Damien’s dark secrets from the scars hidden beneath his tattoos threaten to reveal themselves while Raelyn is faced with impossible decisions that need to be made.

Can Damien convince Raelyn to take a risk in hopes of securing the longevity of their future? Or will Raelyn choose the safe path that also comes with a limit?

There isn’t any time to waste, for the clock never stops ticking.

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Author Alicia Rae

Author Alicia Rae

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

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

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

Believe in yourself and follow your dreams…

Alicia loves to hear from readers! Text RAE to 22828 to join her mailing list

Where to Find Alicia Rae
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Sale Blitz – Darkness Series by Claire Contreras

Darkness Series Sale Blitz

Welcome to the Black Friday sales blitz for the Darkness Series, a new adult contemporary romance series with a twist of mystery, by New York Times bestselling author Claire Contreras. See below for information on the series and buy links.

There is No Light in Darkness (Darkness #1) by Claire Contreras

There is No Light in Darkness (Darkness #1) by Claire Contreras

About Book 1 – ON SALE FOR $0.99!
Title:
 There is No Light in Darkness
Series: Darkness #1
Author: Claire Contreras
Release Date: January 10, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance/Mystery
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks

Synopsis
A past hidden in darkness. Her present cloaked in secrets. The future holds the only truth that cannot be escaped.

After the mysterious and violent death of her parents, Blake Brennan finds comfort with an unconventional family. As the dramatic loss of her parents continues to haunt her—and hinders her from reciprocating love that others give freely—Blake embarks on a harrowing journey in search for the truth.

Living in a constant state of fear and need for control, vivid nightmares reveal details that lead to perilous situations. The past begins to collide with the present, and Blake must decide if the truth is worth losing the ones she loves.

Can love conquer all as her past comes to light? Or will Blake realize that there is no light in darkness?

Book contains: Explicit language & sexual content.

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Darkness Before Dawn (Darkness #2) by Claire Contreras

Darkness Before Dawn (Darkness #2) by Claire Contreras

About Book 2
Title:
 Darkness Before the Dawn
Series: Darkness #2
Author: Claire Contreras
Release Date: June 8, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance/Mystery
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Is love ever enough?

Faced with obstacles she could have never imagined, Blake is brought to darkness and back by forces in her past she never knew existed.

Desperate to stay connected to the only thing he loves, Cole is forced to revisit his past and align himself with the people who knew about Blake’s disappearance.

Separation has forced both Blake and Cole to learn how to live under the worst circumstances, each of them alone in their own hell.

When they reunite, can they be the same two people they were before darkness swept upon them?

Told in separate points of view, Darkness Before Dawn is the continuation of Blake and Cole’s fight to make it to the light.

Book contains: Explicit language & sexual content..

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Author Claire Contreras

Author Claire Contreras

About the Author
Claire Contreras is a New York Times Best Selling Author. Her books range from romantic suspense to contemporary romance and are currently translated in seven different languages.

She lives in Miami, Fl with her husband, two adorable boys, three bulldogs, and two stray cats that she refuses to admit are hers (even though they live on her porch, she named them, and continues to feed them). When she’s not writing, she’s usually lost in a book.
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Where to Find Claire Contreras
Goodreads | Website | NewsletterFacebook | Twitter | Instagram
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Book Blitz + Sale – Forgetting Yesterday (Broken by the Sea) by Ava Wood

Forgetting Yesterday Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for Forgetting Yesterday, the first book in the young contemporary romance series, Broken by the Sea, by Ava Wood. See below for information on the book, buy links, and a couple of exclusive teasers. Also, for a limited time, you can pick up the book for just $0.99.

Forgetting Yesterday (Broken by the Sea #1) by Ava Wood

Forgetting Yesterday (Broken by the Sea #1) by Ava Wood

About the Book – ON SALE FOR $0.99!
Title:
 Forgetting Yesterday
Series: Broken by the Sea #1
Author: Ava Wood
Release Date: September 22, 2014
Genre: Young Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Smashwords

Synopsis
Missy Shaw thought she had her life planned out perfectly; do well in school, take her basketball team to state, and get a free ride to college. Her life wasn’t perfect, but it was constant. With her best friend Karley at her side, she could handle anything.

After the death of her mother, however, her dad had other plans. Moving Missy from everything she knew in Kansas to the great unknown created a new set of problems. Attending a new school, all she really wanted was to be invisible, but that simple feat proved difficult when she had a run-in with the school’s basketball star, Adam Miller, on her very first day.

Adam is every girl’s dream; charming, sweet, and gorgeous. And for some reason, he’s very interested in Missy. His attentiveness is unnerving as Missy does everything in her power to evade his interest. Living with secrets she’s not willing to share, Missy works to push Adam away in order to keep her family safe. But will keeping secrets really keep her safe? .

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Author Ava Wood

Author Ava Wood

About the Author
Ava Wood is an insomniac who writes to calm the voices. When the voices get too loud, stories are formed.

Ava was born and raised in Texas but got to Florida as quick as she could, enjoying the fresh sea air and summer storms. She believes there is nothing more beautiful than an evening summer light show. 

She’s married to the love of her life whom she shares two beautiful daughters and four sweet fur babies. Their marriage is the perfect “North-meets-South” pairing. 

When she’s not writing, Ava can be found chasing her children all over the county, snapping photos of any and everything, visiting one of her local theme parks, or just spending quality time with her family.
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Where to Find Ava Wood
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter
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Book Blitz + Giveaway – Little Morning Star (Wicked Crown) by May Sage

Little Morning Star Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for Little Morning Star, the first book in the new adult paranormal romance series, Wicked Crown, by May Sage. See below for information on the book, buy links, and details on her giveaway.

Little Morning Star (Wicked Crown #1) by May Sage

Little Morning Star (Wicked Crown #1) by May Sage

About the Book
Title:
 Little Morning Star
Series: Wicked Crown #1
Author: May Sage
Release Date: November 22, 2016
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
After nineteen years of being treated like a time bomb by the witches who raised her, Lily Star Morgan decides to try her luck in the human world.

She doesn’t fit in, but she’s determined to stay, until a gorgeous stranger with a tendency to shift into a terrifying, fire-breathing hellhound turns up, changing her simple, mundane life. Unlike anyone she’s ever met, he knows what she is.

Some will worship the ground she walks on, others will stop at nothing to see her dead. If she comes out of hiding, there’s no doubt that she will constantly be in danger…

Lily has a choice to make: embrace her heritage despite the risks, or turn her back on it and pay the price.

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Author May Sage

Author May Sage

About the Author
Once Upon A Time, there was a little girl who just loved telling her own stories. Fastforward about two decades? Not a lot of change, there.

My mother’s collection of novels extends to three rooms, the stepfather who raised me writes awesome short stories: really, I didn’t have a choice, I caught a bug.

I dabble in anything, Fantasy, Contemporary, Dystopian… Really, the subject doesn’t matter.

The gist of it is: I will make you laugh, and I will make you want more 🙂
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Where to Find May Sage
Goodreads | Website | NewsletterFacebook | Twitter | Amazon

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Cover Reveal + Giveaway – Forever Tattooed (Tattooed Billionaire) by Alicia Rae

Author Alicia Rae is revealing the cover to Forever Tattooed, the third book in her adult contemporary romance series, Tattooed. See below for information on the book and series and details on her giveaway. If you haven’t started the series yet, you can now pick up book 1 for just $0.99.

Forever Tattooed (Tattooed #3) by Alicia Rae

Forever Tattooed (Tattooed #3) by Alicia Rae

About the Book
Title: Forever Tattooed
Series: Tattooed Series #3
Author: Alicia Rae
Release Date: November 29, 2016
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Raelyn Jennings survived the unthinkable. She has been given a second chance at life and a happily ever after with the man who owns her heart and soul. But surviving a brain tumor comes with a price—change—and it becomes Raelyn’s worst fear.

Damien Heathman—the tattooed, sexy, dominant CEO—isn’t one to let challenges stand in his way. Ever. Especially when it comes to his forever with Raelyn. His undying love for her is strong enough to see them through any darkness in their path, and he’ll obliterate anyone and anything that tries to stand in his way.

But, as Raelyn struggles to find her new place in life, the truth behind Damien’s jagged scars begins to unravel, layer after layer, and they reveal a deep hatred and rage toward those from his past.

Tears will be shed.

Relationships will be broken.

Can Damien and Raelyn’s love bear the inevitable storm? Or will heartbreak and devastation shatter their dreams of forever?

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Forever Tattooed (Tattooed #3) by Alicia Rae (Full Cover)

Forever Tattooed (Tattooed #3) by Alicia Rae (Full Cover)

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Tattooed Emotions (Tattooed Series #1) by Alicia Rae

Tattooed Emotions (Tattooed Series #1) by Alicia Rae

About Book 1 – CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR JUST $0.99!
Title: Tattooed Emotions
Series: Tattooed Series #1
Author: Alicia Rae
Release Date: September 17, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Read a Sample

Synopsis
Raelyn Jennings has survived the unthinkable. She’s been given a second chance to live, to breathe, to feel. Her ability to overcome such a traumatic hurdle has created armor around her heart. But beyond her shield is fear, a consuming deep one, of the unknown. Raelyn vows to herself that she’ll solely focus on the one constant in her life, her career as the CEO for a prestigious accounting firm.

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

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

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

The chemistry is undeniable. The passion is palpable.

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

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Tattooed Scars (Tattooed Series #2) by Alicia Rae

Tattooed Scars (Tattooed Series #2) by Alicia Rae

About the Book
Title: Tattooed Scars
Series: Tattooed Series #2
Author: Alicia Rae
Release Date: December 8, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Raelyn Jennings knows one thing for certain. She loves Damien Heathman with every fiber of her being. A life without him wouldn’t be one worth living.

Damien has never loved a single soul—until Raelyn. She heals the pain that has tainted the deepest part of his heart. She is his everything, his single reason for breathing. Damien’s relentless determination refuses to let anyone or anything stand in his way of being with her.

But soon, Damien’s and Raelyn’s pasts begin to collide with their future in ways they never thought possible, testing their undying love for one another.

Damien’s dark secrets from the scars hidden beneath his tattoos threaten to reveal themselves while Raelyn is faced with impossible decisions that need to be made.

Can Damien convince Raelyn to take a risk in hopes of securing the longevity of their future? Or will Raelyn choose the safe path that also comes with a limit?

There isn’t any time to waste, for the clock never stops ticking.

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Author Alicia Rae

Author Alicia Rae

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

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

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

Believe in yourself and follow your dreams…

Alicia loves to hear from readers! Text RAE to 22828 to join her mailing list

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

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – Burn (Midnight Fire) by Kaitlyn Davis

Burn Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for Burn, the fifth book in the young adult paranormal romance series, Midnight Fire by bestselling author, Kaitlyn Davis. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Burn (Midnight Fire #5) by Kaitlyn Davis

Burn (Midnight Fire #5) by Kaitlyn Davis

About the Book
Title:
 Burn
Series: Midnight Fire #5
Author: Kaitlyn Davis
Release Date: November 15, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay | Smashwords

Synopsis
**Over 200,000 Copies of The Midnight Fire Series Sold!**

Five years after the publication of Ignite (Midnight Fire Book 1), Kira, Luke and Tristan are back with a brand new adventure in this anniversary novella!

“Kira bit her bottom lip, glancing sideways at Luke…Were they prepared to make a deal with the devil?”

After saving the world from sure annihilation, life can seem a little, well, boring. Kira and Luke are in love and restoring human souls, while Tristan and Pavia are dating and helping to reintegrate those cured vamps back into society. No one is trying to kill any of them…at least, not yet. But when the opportunity to go on a high stakes, life threatening, totally dangerous mission comes up, obviously they’re in. And this trip to New York? It just might be their undoing.

From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes a paranormal romance perfect for fans of Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. The first book in the series, Ignite, is available for FREE

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Excerpt
Flinging herself sideways, Kira slammed against the ground inches from where the chandelier crashed to the floor. Glass shattered, blanketing her in a wave of sharp shards that sliced deep enough to draw blood, even through her dress.

“Are you all right, miss?” A waiter bent down.

Kira ignored him, jumping to her feet and brushing the glass from her hair, her clothes, her skin. Cuts she could deal with. Luke’s disappearance she couldn’t.

“Luke!” she yelled again, eyes piercing through the broken remains of the chandelier for a body caught underneath.

But just as her freak-out was reaching extreme heights, an arm slipped around her waist, yanking her into a warm chest. “Don’t you ever scare me like that again,” Luke murmured into her hair, kissing her brow fiercely.

Kira looked up at him. “Did we really say we missed having near-death experiences?”

“No, of course not. I thought we said we love having a totally boring life where nothing ever happens. Well, where almost nothing ever happens.”

Kira smiled.

But they’d already wasted too much time. “Is the sword gone?”

“Yeah.” He nodded, stepping back and giving her space. “And it’s moving fast.”

Kira crossed her arms, glancing down at the tattered shreds of her evening gown sadly. And then she walked to the nearest table, grabbed a steak knife, and cut the bottom of her dress off, revealing a little too much thigh but freeing her legs to run.

“Let’s go,” she said to Luke, who watched on, gaping.

“That was…” He trailed off.

“Hot, sexy, something from your wildest dreams?” Kira offered, teasing.

But Luke just nodded. “Uh, yeah. We might need to reenact this later.”

Kira grabbed his hands, pulling him through the party, which had devolved into utter chaos. “If we survive our meeting with this invisible, katana wielding, vampire thief, I’m in.”

Luke grinned. “I’ll take those odds.”

And then the chase was on.

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Rave Reviews for the Midnight Fire series!

The writing is effortlessly mind blowingI could not put this entire series down. Once you’re hooked, you won’t either because it’ll eat you up not knowing what happened! And then you’ll pick a team like I did and you’ll fall in love with all the characters and you’ll want all the bad guys to die horribly! Just trust me when I say it really is your loss to miss out on this series! It’s a blaze of glory!” – Happy Tales and Tails Blog

“Kaitlyn Davis writes some of the best action scenes I have come across in a young adult book; they are fast paced and so well delivered making this more than just a silly romance.” – Reflections of a Bookworm


The only downside to this series, is that it ended. But the ending was beautiful.” – My Seryniti 

“Kira isn’t a human girl who is one dimensional and in love with a vampire. She’s a well-thought out character who comes to life from the pages and steals into your heart. Read the books. Do it.” – Urban Girl Reader 

“I love and hate how fast of a read this was! I love it because I couldn’t get enough of of it and hate it because once I finished I wanted more!” – I Just Wanna Sit Here And Read 

“I really enjoyed Ms Davis’s writing, I was riveted throughout and was eager to see what would happen – there was drama, danger, action and romance that was wonderfully detailed and described.” – Obsession With Books 

“You’ll make friends with Kira, choose sides with Tristan and Luke, and fall in love with the story at heart about a girl with so bright a future….even shades aren’t gonna cut it.” – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

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Ignite (Midnight Fire #1) by Kaitlyn Davis

Ignite (Midnight Fire #1) by Kaitlyn Davis

About Book 1 – NOW FREE!
Title:
 Burn
Series: Midnight Fire #5
Author: Kaitlyn Davis
Release Date: November 15, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay | Smashwords

Synopsis
**Over 200,000 Copies of The Midnight Fire Series Sold!**

**Over 2000 5-Star Reviews on Goodreads!**

Kira Dawson has the power to burn vampires to a crisp. The problem is, she doesn’t know it yet. The even bigger problem is, she’s dating one.

When Kira Dawson moves to South Carolina, she meets Luke, a blond goofball who quickly becomes her best friend, and Tristan, a mysterious bad boy who sends shivers down her spine. Kira knows they’re keeping secrets, but when she discovers Tristan’s lust for blood and her own dormant mystical powers, Kira is forced to fight for her life and make the heartbreaking decision between the familiar comfort of friendship and the fiery passion of love.

From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes a paranormal romance perfect for fans of Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Ignite is the first book in the Midnight Fire series and it is approximately 65,000 words.

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Author Kaitlyn Davis

Author Kaitlyn Davis

About the Author
Bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie. 

Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she’s not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found indulging in some puppy videos, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her–about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general–you may contact her at: KaitlynDavisBooks@gmail.com

To stay up-to-date with all of Kaitlyn’s new releases, sign up for her new release newsletter here: TinyLetter.com/KaitlynDavisBooks

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Where to Find Kaitlyn Davis
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter  | Pinterest | YouTube | Wattpad | Amazon 

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Blog Tour – Excerpt – The Bound (Ascension Series) by K.A. Linde

The Bound Release Day

Welcome to the blog tour for The Bound, the second book in the young adult fantasy romance series, Ascension, by USA Today bestselling author, K.A. Linde. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt. For a limited time, you can pick up The Affiliate, book 1 in the series, for just $0.99.

The Bound (Ascension #2) by K.A. Linde

The Bound (Ascension #2) by K.A. Linde

About The Book
Title:
 The Bound
Series: The Ascension Series #2
Author: K.A. Linde
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Release Date: October 25, 2016
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Cyrene Strohm is a Queen’s Affiliate, a high-ranking official of the court of Byern, with power and privilege to spare. But she’s also a keeper of dangerous secrets: like the fact that she holds the heart of the King, and that she possesses magic in a world where magic no longer exists.

Determined to discover what this means and how to use her newfound abilities, Cyrene sets off for the distant land of Eleysia. An island nation where Affiliates are strictly forbidden from entering.

But the journey is perilous, and the destination may mean utter ruin, as Cyrene comes to learn that everything she’s been told her whole life – about her court, her homeland, and even herself—are bound in a beautiful lie.

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Staggering down the hallway, she didn’t even look up when she heard her name.

“Hmm?” she asked.

“Cyrene, there you are!”

Someone grabbed her shoulders, and she tipped her head to look up into the most beautiful face. She smiled and felt a renewed burst of energy flow through her.

“Hey,” she whispered.

“Hey,” he said, threading his fingers through hers. A shiver ran up her back. He glanced around the empty hallway and then tugged her away from the main corridors. She turned a corner, and he pressed her back into a darkened alcove. His mouth was only inches from hers.

Her exhaustion was wearing off from the excitement of being with him.

“I was really worried about you,” he breathed.

“You don’t have to worry about me,” she said, trapped in his gaze. She teetered on her tiptoes and nearly brushed their lips together. Her heart was racing ahead of her. This felt almost better than reaching for her magic. Definitely better than moving one drop of water at a time all day.

“You’re wrong.” Then, he softly dropped his mouth down on hers. His lips were tender and slow as they caressed hers. “I will always worry for your safety.”

Cyrene’s cheeks heated, and she sighed, leaning back against the hard stone of the alcove. “I didn’t mean to worry you.”

His hands pushed up through her hair and tilted her head back up to look at him. She closed her eyes and sighed. She was so tired, and just the feel of his fingers was lulling her to sleep.

“That feels good.”

His mouth found hers, and despite her exhaustion, she pushed back against his lips with more force. She refused to let the fact that she was tired get in the way of her time with him.

“Whoa,” he said, pulling back from her. He rested his forehead against hers, and she could tell he was breathing heavily. “As much as I want this, and I do, I want to make sure you’re okay. This didn’t scare you away?”

She shook her head. “This, most certainly, does not scare me.” Then, she kissed him again for good measure.

He laughed. “Good. Because I’ve been wanting to kiss you since I first met you.”

“You have not!” she insisted.

“Are you kidding? A gorgeous, feisty woman who wasn’t afraid to put me in my place the first time she met me? I mostly certainly have.”

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

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

About Book 1 – NOW ON SALE FOR JUST $0.99!
Title: The Affiliate

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

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

Or so she thinks.

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

King Edric himself.

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

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

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Author K.A. Linde

Author K.A. Linde

About the Author
K.A. Linde grew up as a military brat and created fantastical stories based off of her love for Disney movies, fairy tales, and Star Wars. In her spare time, she is an avid traveler, loves reading young adult novels, and dancing. Additionally, K.A. has written more than a dozen adult novels and is a USA Today bestselling author. She lives in Lubbock, TX with her husband and two super adorable puppies.

K.A. Linde loves to hear from her readers! You can contact her at kalinde45@gmail.com or visit her online at one of the following sites:

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Release Day – The Bound (Ascension Series) by K.A. Linde

The Bound Release Day

Today is release day for The Bound, the second book in the young adult fantasy romance series, Ascension, by USA Today bestselling author, K.A. Linde. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt. For a limited time, you can pick up The Affiliate, book 1 in the series, for just $0.99.

The Bound (Ascension #2) by K.A. Linde

The Bound (Ascension #2) by K.A. Linde

About The Book
Title:
 The Bound
Series: The Ascension Series #2
Author: K.A. Linde
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Release Date: October 25, 2016
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Cyrene Strohm is a Queen’s Affiliate, a high-ranking official of the court of Byern, with power and privilege to spare. But she’s also a keeper of dangerous secrets: like the fact that she holds the heart of the King, and that she possesses magic in a world where magic no longer exists.

Determined to discover what this means and how to use her newfound abilities, Cyrene sets off for the distant land of Eleysia. An island nation where Affiliates are strictly forbidden from entering.

But the journey is perilous, and the destination may mean utter ruin, as Cyrene comes to learn that everything she’s been told her whole life – about her court, her homeland, and even herself—are bound in a beautiful lie.

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Staggering down the hallway, she didn’t even look up when she heard her name.

“Hmm?” she asked.

“Cyrene, there you are!”

Someone grabbed her shoulders, and she tipped her head to look up into the most beautiful face. She smiled and felt a renewed burst of energy flow through her.

“Hey,” she whispered.

“Hey,” he said, threading his fingers through hers. A shiver ran up her back. He glanced around the empty hallway and then tugged her away from the main corridors. She turned a corner, and he pressed her back into a darkened alcove. His mouth was only inches from hers.

Her exhaustion was wearing off from the excitement of being with him.

“I was really worried about you,” he breathed.

“You don’t have to worry about me,” she said, trapped in his gaze. She teetered on her tiptoes and nearly brushed their lips together. Her heart was racing ahead of her. This felt almost better than reaching for her magic. Definitely better than moving one drop of water at a time all day.

“You’re wrong.” Then, he softly dropped his mouth down on hers. His lips were tender and slow as they caressed hers. “I will always worry for your safety.”

Cyrene’s cheeks heated, and she sighed, leaning back against the hard stone of the alcove. “I didn’t mean to worry you.”

His hands pushed up through her hair and tilted her head back up to look at him. She closed her eyes and sighed. She was so tired, and just the feel of his fingers was lulling her to sleep.

“That feels good.”

His mouth found hers, and despite her exhaustion, she pushed back against his lips with more force. She refused to let the fact that she was tired get in the way of her time with him.

“Whoa,” he said, pulling back from her. He rested his forehead against hers, and she could tell he was breathing heavily. “As much as I want this, and I do, I want to make sure you’re okay. This didn’t scare you away?”

She shook her head. “This, most certainly, does not scare me.” Then, she kissed him again for good measure.

He laughed. “Good. Because I’ve been wanting to kiss you since I first met you.”

“You have not!” she insisted.

“Are you kidding? A gorgeous, feisty woman who wasn’t afraid to put me in my place the first time she met me? I mostly certainly have.”

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

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

About Book 1 – NOW ON SALE FOR JUST $0.99!
Title: The Affiliate

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

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

Or so she thinks.

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

King Edric himself.

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

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

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Author K.A. Linde

Author K.A. Linde

About the Author
K.A. Linde grew up as a military brat and created fantastical stories based off of her love for Disney movies, fairy tales, and Star Wars. In her spare time, she is an avid traveler, loves reading young adult novels, and dancing. Additionally, K.A. has written more than a dozen adult novels and is a USA Today bestselling author. She lives in Lubbock, TX with her husband and two super adorable puppies.

K.A. Linde loves to hear from her readers! You can contact her at kalinde45@gmail.com or visit her online at one of the following sites:

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Where to Find K.A. Linde
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – Where the Sun Hides (Seasons of Betrayal) by Bethany-Kris and London Miller

Where the Sun Hides Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for Where the Sun Hides, the first book in the adult contemporary romantic suspense series, Seasons of Betrayal, by Bethany-Kris and London Miller. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on their giveaway. For a limited time, you can pick up the eBook for just $0.99.

Where the Sun Hides (Seasons of Betrayal #1) by Bethany-Kris and London Miller

Where the Sun Hides (Seasons of Betrayal #1) by Bethany-Kris and London Miller

About the Book – ON SALE $0.99
Title:
 Where the Sun Hides
Series: Seasons of Betrayal #1
Authors: Bethany-Kris and London Miller
Release Date: June 6, 2016
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
In places where the sun can hide, the darkest betrayals are made.

Violet Gallucci and Kazimir Markovic have grown up in the same city, but on opposite sides of the game they call life—Violet, an Italian principessa della mafia, and Kaz, a Russian Bratva heir. Lines have been drawn, and they know not to cross them.

Their paths crossed once, a long time ago, but when they meet again, the territory and rules set out by their families that have kept them separated seem to bleed away.

She’s more than her last name … He’s more than a Russian …

But secrets from the past—and the people determined to keep them hidden—have other plans for Violet and Kaz. Rival families. One city. Star-crossed lovers. They should be enemies. It could mean war. This is just the beginning …

From authors Bethany-Kris (The Chicago War) and London Miller (Volkov Bratva) comes a thrilling, sexy new series—Seasons of Betrayal. Where the Russians and Italians clash in culture, mafia … and love.

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Excerpt #1
“What did she take?”

Violet clenched her teeth. “I don’t know. That’s why we were leaving.”

“Does she need a hospital?”

“She needs a bed and water,” Nicole interjected.

“You need stitches,” he said, glancing down at Nicole’s arm. “You’re bleeding all over my couch.”

Nicole just glared.

Violet held back her grin, knowing it wasn’t the time.

“We’re really sorry,” Violet said, hoping to appease to the guy so he would let them go without any more trouble. “We just wanted a good time—this club is supposed to be the hottest thing on Coney right now, and someone must have spiked our friend’s drink. We don’t want problems. We really don’t want the cops involved, so if that’s what you’re worried about, don’t be.”

The man’s lips drew into a thin, grim line as he looked the girls over. “I will make sure you all get home safe and sound.”

Violet didn’t like that idea at all. She could still hear her father in the back of her head, repeating his warnings. Keep out of Coney Island, don’t go too deep into Brooklyn, and stay the hell away from Russians.

It was more likely that whoever this guy was didn’t have anything to do with the kinds of Russians her father demanded she stay away from, but Violet knew where the lines were drawn with Alberto Gallucci. She often tested them, occasionally even jumping over them when her father wasn’t looking.

Russians were not one of them.

“We can take a cab,” Violet said. “We took one here.”

The man didn’t look all too impressed with that idea. He opened his mouth to speak, but the office door opened from behind Violet, stopping whatever he was going to say.

“Everything good, brat?”

Violet turned fast on her heel at the new voice.

And froze.

He was tall—over six feet—and built like he ran a ten-K every day. The black suit he wore hugged his frame, but the jacket was left unbuttoned, showcasing a white silk dress shirt that was pulled taut across his chest.

The man was cut.

Violet swallowed hard and met the man’s stare.

Gray eyes, like the other man’s but more intense, looked her up and down with a slow, predatory fashion. His face was framed by a strong jaw dotted with a couple days’ worth of scruff and sharp cheekbones. His lips, full enough to draw in her attention, curled up at the edges into a grin of sorts.

She thought it looked more like a smirk.

He raised a hand and ran it through his short, dark hair that was tapered at the sides but a little longer down the middle.

But it wasn’t so much the action that caught her attention, but the black ink marked on his hand. An upturned spider that looked to be crawling up under the sleeve of his suit jacket rested upon a web.

Her gaze cut back to his when he dropped his hand back to his side.

He looked familiar. She was sure that she should know him, but in her semi-drunken state, she was coming up with nothing.

The man’s smirk quickly faded into a mask of cool, calm nothingness. He looked past her to the man behind her and said one word that chilled her entirely.

“Gallucci.”

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Author Bethany-Kris

Author Bethany-Kris

About the Bethany-Kris
Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to three young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.
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Where to Find Bethany-Kris
Goodreads Website | Blog | NewsletterFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Amazon

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Author London MIller

Author London MIller

About London Miller
With a degree in Creative Writing, London Miller has turned pen to paper, creating riveting fictional worlds where the bad guys are sometimes the good guys. Her debut novel, In the Beginning, is the first in the Volkov Bratva Series.

She currently resides in southern Georgia where she drinks far too much coffee, and spends her nights writing.

To learn more about London Miller and her novels, please visit her through her social media.

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Where to Find London Miller
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – Soul Keeper Series by L.A. Starkey

Soul Keeper Series Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for The Soul Keeper Series Box Set, the complete young adult fantasy series, by L.A. Starkey. See below for information on the collection, the cover, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. You can currently pick up all three books for just $0.99.

Soul Keeper Series by L.A. Starkey

Soul Keeper Series by L.A. Starkey

About the Book
Title:
 The Soul Keeper Series Box Set
Series: The Soul Keeper Trilogy #1-3
Author: L.A. Starkey
Release Date: March 10, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
Amazon readers had a hard time putting this series down… you will to. Now you don’t have to wait – the full story is yours for a discounted price.

This boxed set includes all three full-length novels from Starkey’s beloved Soul Keeper Series. That’s over 800 pages of intense twists and emotional turns, heart-breaking romance and soul-shattering deception – all in one series.

In a battle of wills,
of the gods of old.
For each his revenge,
will he forfeit his soul.

On the chessboard of blood,
will their narrative play.
Aged, innocent lives,
revenge claims her way.

Out of hate will come love,
and love will come hate.
For immortal and man,
have entwined their damned fate.

The battle between the Titans and the gods of old did not end with them. The demand for revenge has dripped down into the next generation.

Twins, Marcus and Nicolas, heirs to the throne of the gods and sons of the last remaining Titan, learn that the purpose of their existence is to fulfill a prophecy born of hate and despair. They must battle for Pandora’s daughter’s heart, a girl lost to the human world and unaware of her hidden heritage. For four hundred years Marcus and Nicolas have only been allowed to touch the edge of their soul mate’s dreams, but the time of the prophecy has come.

For Samantha, life has been nothing more than a series of misfortunes and heartbreaks. For years, she has kept her heart locked away, but change is rolling in like a tidal wave. She is now forced to discern the thin line between love and lie, myth and reality, and it would seem that time is running out …

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Excerpt
Sam finished putting on what little make-up she wore and walked to her first period class, calculus. Taking her seat, someone’s stare began burning a hole in the back of her head. She turned to her left about ninety degrees to meet eyes with Kenneth Bradley. Ken, as most of his friends called him, was basketball-tall and two hundred pounds of lean muscle. He had sandy brown hair, light brown eyes and a deep, strong voice. A voice that Sam had heard him use at both ends of the spectrum when watching him instruct the basketball team while in practice and on the courts for a game. He was a work of art on the courts. I’ve never seen anything more graceful and powerful than his layups, or his dunks, or his … Sam faded out, still staring.

Ken waved a hand back and forth in front of her.

“Good job out there this morning, Business.” Ken smiled. “If for some ungodly reason we don’t see your name posted, then Coach Miller’s an idiot. However, that would mean you could play for the guys’ team, which would allow you the opportunity to ride the bus with us for away games.” His smile deepened and turned into something very promising.

She was used to boys and girls alike wanting to push her into the popular cliques, to get her to come and join the party or go out on a date, but she wasn’t interested. It was kind of odd, in a depressing way. Sure, there was the hormonal side to her, but acting on that would inevitably lead to heartbreak.

Sorry, not today, Sam thought.

“Thanks for the offer, Ken, but I think I’m stuck hoping to make the girls’ team. Last time I checked my anatomy deemed it so.” Sam smiled.

Why not play the game? If you can’t get hurt because you’re unwilling to stick around for overtime, then why not at least enjoy the popcorn and soda up until that point? Sam thought. Life should have some pleasure to it.

“Can’t deny that. I’d love to take you out, if you’d only give me the chance.” Ken lifted an eyebrow inquisitively. “You’ve put up a wall that I’ve been trying to tear down for a year. Maybe I need a bulldozer. Or have you not noticed, Samantha?”

“It’s Sam, not Samantha.” She winked back at him. “No one denies you, right, Ken? I mean, you’re king of the school. I guess you must think of me as the ice princess your charms can’t seem to melt?”

“I wouldn’t say—” Ken started to respond, but was interrupted.

“Samantha, Kenneth, is there something you’d like to share with the class?” Mr. McGreer asked, bringing the class’s full attention to their private conversation. Sam whipped her head around, blood rushing to her cheeks for the second time that day.

“No, sir, Mr. McGreer, sorry for the interruption,” Sam apologized.

“Mr. Bradley, anything to add?” Mr. McGreer said, looking down at Ken. Everyone knew he didn’t think too highly of Ken, but word on the street was that most of the teachers didn’t. Ken had looks, status and lots of money. It didn’t help that he didn’t appear to be intimidated by anyone, especially not the faculty.

“No, Mr. McGreer,” Ken retorted. “I was just trying to get my date on, but I’ll hit Sam up after your class. I apologize for the interruption.”

Sam ducked her head as a few people snickered at Ken’s bluntness. Even Mr. McGreer seemed taken aback by the comment.

“Well, I think that there is a place and time for you to, as you so eloquently put it, ‘get your date on’ and this isn’t it. Pay attention, both of you, or I’ll see you after school for detention.”

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Author L.A. Starkey

Author L.A. Starkey

About the Author
L.A. Starkey is the author of the Soul Keeper Series, a supernatural young adult series, and The Liarus Detective Series, a supernatural middle grade series.

She is a fulltime writer, and loves spending time with her family and reading a good book. With more ideas than one person should be allowed, she is blessed to have a muse that doesn’t seem to take a vacation and more energy that one might consider healthy.

She writes under the following pen name: Kate Thomas – NA/Adult Paranormal (http://amzn.to/1SKV9ey)

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Where to Find L.A. Starkey
Goodreads | Website | NewsletterFacebook | Twitter | BookBub

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – The Sophisticates Trilogy Box Set by Christine Manzari

Welcome to the book blitz for The Sophisticates Trilogy Box Set, the complete young adult dystopian romance series, by Christine Manzari. See below for information on the collection, the cover, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. To celebrate the release, you can pick up all three books for just $0.99.

The Sophisticates Trilogy by Christine Manzari

The Sophisticates Trilogy by Christine Manzari

About the Book
Title:
 The Sophisticates Box Set
Series: The Sophisticates Trilogy #1-3
Author: Christine Manzari
Release Date: October 17, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
After a terrorist attack that caused more than 29 million deaths in the US, the government created the Sophisticates—genetically modified children designed to become the perfect soldiers. The Sophisticates were given abilities that made them faster, smarter, and stronger. The only thing they weren’t given was freedom.

But is anything ever truly perfect?

Seventeen-year-old Cleo has been a Sophisticate her entire life. When she begins to exhibit the ability to cause things to explode with merely a thought, she’s sent to the Academy to develop her deviation. She soon learns that there are other Sophisticates like her, Deviants with lethal skills.

Immersed in a deadly game of supernatural powers and dubious motives, Cleo doesn’t know who to trust. Ozzy, the golden boy of the Sophisticates program, insists that Cleo should abandon training her deviation. His fierce interest in Cleo only makes her more determined to avoid him.

As Cleo is pulled deeper into her role as a human weapon, all she truly wants is to be free, but there’s more danger than she ever realized. There are some things that even the government doesn’t know and when the mistakes of the past are revealed and the Deviants start fighting back, no one is safe.

Fans of X-men and The Darkest Minds will enjoy this dystopian trilogy.

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Excerpt
Access Denied.

What did I do wrong? This worked earlier. I was in earlier.

I tried again, starting over and going through the same process, wishing I had downloaded the files when I first found them.

Why didn’t I do that?

My fingers angrily attacked the keyboard, searching for a way back to those secure files.

Sitting cross-legged on my bed with the laptop nestled on the pillow, I could feel the panic rising in my chest. All the work I’d done the last few weeks. All the time spent hunched over these keys. All the meals missed. All the lies told. I finally found a way in and now I was locked out again. Why?

Tap. Tap. Tap. My fingers briefly hovered over the keys, then I clicked enter and held my breath.

Access Denied.

The letters were small and innocent as they spanned across the screen, but I felt the accusation in their simplicity and I felt warm. Too warm.

I punched the bed on either side of my legs with my fists, fighting the urge to scream in frustration. The laptop slid off the back of the pillow, falling on the mattress with the keyboard straight up in the air. It looked like a beetle trapped on its back. If I weren’t so angry, I would’ve laughed. Instead, I glared at the offending words on the screen as if they were to blame.

Access Denied.

Two little words with so much power. I would just have to try again. There was a way in. There was always a way in. I slid my hands through my hair, and then rubbed my palms along the side of my face as I stared at the bed. Thinking. There was a way. There had to be a way.

The unmistakable “ping” of the computer let me know that a new email had arrived.

“What is it this time?” I mumbled, pulling the laptop back up to its pillow perch. More limits to solve? Professor Garner was notorious for sending extra homework right before Lights Out and I’d noticed earlier that the workload was lighter than usual. I seriously hoped it wasn’t an email from Garner; I was in no mood for Calculus.

When my eyes found the new email sitting in the email box, I could feel my confusion crease into a tight “V” in the skin between my eyes. It wasn’t from Garner, it was from a Program Security Advisor. I’d never gotten anything like that before, but given the fact that I’d been trying to hack into password protected Program files only moments before, I knew it wasn’t good.

An unruly chunk of hair dangled in front of my eyes and I tucked it behind my ear, wishing I could ignore the email. Sweat trickled down my temple and slid down the side of my face to my neck.

I was so unbelievably hot right now.

I licked my lips, knowing I couldn’t put it off any longer. I clicked the link, cringing, expecting the worst.

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Subject:  Genetic Donors

Date:   Sun, 17 Sept 10:29

From:  J.M., Program Security Advisor

To: Dracone, Clementine

Dear Ms. Dracone,

It has come to our attention that you have been accessing Program files that you are not authorized to view. We have since fixed this issue and you will no longer be able to gain access to top secret information. Your genetic donors are not your concern and it is imperative that you cease and desist all efforts to discover their identities. It is not in your best interest, or theirs, to be privy to this information. You are property of the Program and need to accept the fact that your future is that of a Sophisticate.

As punishment for your indiscretions, your Internet privileges have been revoked until further notice. Internet access will only be given under the supervision of a Professor until we determine that you can be trusted.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Sincerely,

Program Security Advisor, J.M.

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Property? Property?

My hands were shaking. My blood was on fire and my skin was crawling as if my insides were actually boiling. Air. I needed air. I tried to crawl off the bed and get to the window, but the words from the email were blazing through me—a bellowing inferno of indignation.

Donors.

Cease and Desist.

Property.

Punishment.

Indiscretions.

Revoked.

Trusted.

My hands covered my ears as the words screamed through my head. Or was I screaming?

Pressure was building inside me and I just wanted to let it go, to feel relief. It was too much. I was too hot.

Exhale.

The computer exploded, throwing flaming plastic and metal across the bed. The television answered with its own death, spewing its fiery innards onto the desk and floor, igniting the carpet instantly. The rage in my chest echoed like a heartbeat and with each pulse, something in the room burst into flames. In less than a minute, I was surrounded by broken and burning bits of my room, all of them melting or on fire. A small untouched circle of floor under my feet was my haven, my island in the disaster. Flames raced up the drapes, licking at the ceiling as shards of glass from the window fell inward with an eerie tinkling.

I stared in disbelief, unable to move, as the room burned around me and smoke curled to the ceiling like agitated ghosts. The goldfish flopped helplessly among the wet rubble of his shattered home. Pictures hanging on the wall curled up in the heat, catching flame and falling to the floor in large, ashy flakes.

What had I done?

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Author Christine Manzari

Author Christine Manzari

About the Author
The first thing Christine does when she’s getting ready to read a book is to crack the spine in at least five places. She wholeheartedly believes there is no place as comfy as the pages of a well-worn book.

She’s addicted to buying books, reading books, and writing books. Books, books, books. She also has a weakness for adventure, inappropriate humor, and coke (the caffeinated bubbly kind). Christine is from Forest Hill, Maryland where she lives with her husband, three kids, and her library of ugly spine books.

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Where to Find Christine Manzari
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – Awaken (The Lilituria Prophecy) by Grace White

Awaken Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for Awaken, the first book in the young adult paranormal/urban fantasy romance series, The Lilituria Prophecy, by Grace White. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Awaken (The Lilituria Prophecy #1) by Grace White

Awaken (The Lilituria Prophecy #1) by Grace White

About the Book
Title: Awaken
Series: The Lilituria Prophecy #1
Author: Grace White
Release Date: September 27, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | iBooks

Synopsis
For Daiya Cattiva, turning eighteen is a nightmare come true. Once she Awakens, her body will no longer be her own, and she will thirst for physical connection—need it to survive. But the bond is only temporary, and Daiya will be forced to satiate the demon inside her, time and time again. For that is the burden of the Lilituria.

But Daiya doesn’t want to hurt anyone—especially not the cute guy in class, with his annoying charm and fervent persistence. Staying away from Kai Stanton is the smart thing to do. The only choice she has. But when she loses control and kisses him, everything changes, and Daiya knows their connection is deeper than just fleeting lust.

Determined to uncover the truth, Daiya finds herself at the heart of an ancient prophecy that could alter the balance of good and evil forever.

She was never supposed to fall in love, but their love will change everything.

Book #1 in a brand new mature YA / NA paranormal romance series. Suitable for readers 17+.

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“You said something before, when we first met,” I said.

“What?”

“You said you’d been the new guy once. What did you mean?”

“I moved to Decker on my thirteenth birthday. New town, new school, new friends.” He shrugged as if it wasn’t a big deal.

“Oh, come on.” I nudged him. “Star hockey player, you couldn’t have struggled to fit in that much.”

Kai ran a hand through is hair. “I was in a bad place back then.”

Something about the bitterness in Kai’s voice silenced my reply. Instead, I said, “What’s a girl got to do to get a drink around here?”

Kai laughed, a deep rumble vibrating from his chest. “This way, milady.” He stood and offered his hand.

We collected orders from the rest of the group and made our way to the kitchen. 

“What’ll it be?” he asked from the refrigerator. 

“Soda is fine.”

“Why do I get the feeling you don’t live life in the fast lane?” His head disappeared behind the door.

“Are you calling me boring?”

He reappeared. “I like it. I can’t explain it, Daiya, but I feel like I’ve known you longer than a couple of weeks. Is that crazy?”

“I—”

Kai closed the door and placed down a couple of cans of soda. His eyes burned through me as he stalked forward, and I stepped back, my back hitting the counter that ran the length of the room. 

“Kai, I …” My eyes shuttered, the flames building. I clutched the amethyst teardrop through my hoodie, and Kai’s eyes dropped to my chest. When they met mine again, they were swirling with lust.

“Daiya.”

I swallowed hard, my mouth dry. 

“What is happening between us?”

My heart thumped against my chest so hard I felt a little lightheaded, but still, Kai’s eyes didn’t let up, and I was sure I would combust from the charged look he was giving me. 

He inched closer and reached out for my hair. Pinching a strand behind his fingers, Kai smiled. “All I can think about right now is kissing you.” His eyes dropped to my mouth. “I remember the way you taste.”

“I …” My lips parted. I wanted this. I wanted to experience Kai’s mouth on mine for real. Not like it had been in the bar or how it was in my dreams. But something held me back, and I pressed my hands against his chest, inhaling a strained breath. “We should get back out there.” I released a sigh, hoping he could see that I wanted this, but I just wasn’t ready to cross that line.

Not until I knew what it meant. 

Kai’s head dropped to mine, and he let out a long breath of his own.

Why had I pulled away? This was what I wanted, wasn’t it? But what if the prophecy was wrong? What if what Kai was experiencing was just a reaction to me? To my awakening? 

“Hey.” His soft voice brought me back to the room. “Come on.”

I nodded and forced my lips into a smile. But the thoughts wouldn’t leave. There were too many questions still. Too many outcomes. And one stood out above all the others: even if what Kai and I felt was real, there would come a day when he discovered who I was.

What I was.

And then what?

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Author Grace White

Author Grace White

About the Author
Grace White is author of the upcoming ‘Lilituria Prophecy Series’, a mature YA / NA paranormal romance.

She resides in the UK with her family and enjoys reading, binge watching series on her Amazon Firestick, and losing herself in a good book.
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Where to Find Grace White
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – Novus (The Cresecren Chronicles) by Crystal Marcos

Novus Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for Novus, the first book in the young adult dystopian series, The Cresecren Chronicles, by Crystal Marcos. 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!

Novus (The Cresecren Chronicles #1) by Crystal Marcos

Novus (The Cresecren Chronicles #1) by Crystal Marcos

About the Book – NOW JUST $0.99!
Title: Novus
Series:
 The Cresecren Chronicles
Author: Crystal Marcos
Release Date: August 18, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Smashwords | Signed Copies

Synopsis
Being a teenager is hard enough. And what if your life’s path is predetermined? On top of that, you aren’t even Human?

Cayden was given life as a Cresecren. He expected to live out his days with the dysfunctional Human family he was assigned to serve. One fateful night, however, landed him in Gavaron, the home of maimed, elderly, or defiant Cresecren.

Beyond its borders is the Den, an area much more dangerous than he ever imagined. Now seventeen, Cayden unwittingly becomes involved in a conspiracy and is one of a handful of survivors fleeing a deadly attack. They set off on a perilous journey in search of refuge and the truth. Along the way, Cayden begins to comprehend the difference between fully living and merely surviving, while trying to balance his emotions and a forbidden love..

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Excerpt #1
I slid the door open to find Kayella standing wide-eyed. She looked shaken, beads of sweat covering her forehead. Her arms were crossed in a protective position, and one finger twisted a lock of her auburn hair.

“Kayella? What happened? Are you hurt?” I asked as I pulled her inside and glanced both ways down the seemingly deserted corridors. I slid the door shut.

“What is it, Kayella? Did Dahsie do something to you?”

“No!”

I waited patiently and offered her my rest pod. She remained standing, staring ahead.

She swallowed. “You have no reason to believe me. None at all. Ever since I can remember, my dreams have reflected reality. They are jumbled and I never remember the entire dream but something always stands out and I see it come true.”

“Why has this brought you here?”

“You can’t go into the Den to the Supply Depot. At least, I feel you shouldn’t go.” Kayella rubbed her forehead with the sleeve of her blouse.

“Let me get you a drink.” I pulled down a metal can and filled it with water.

Before I turned around, Kayella’s hand was on my arm. Her footsteps were so silent that she startled me. I pivoted to look at her as she spoke a single word hauntingly. “Death.” Kayella looked so serious that I did not speak my initial thought of “nonsense.” Instead, I handed her the can and asked her to tell me about her dream.

“It won’t make any sense to you. How can I explain something I don’t understand? They are bits and pieces of a puzzle.” Kayella became flustered, her hand began to tremble, and water sloshed to the floor. “I came because I felt I needed to warn you not to go tomorrow.” She grabbed my arm tightly. “Have someone go in your place. I have to go and warn Alecander.” She dropped the can into the sink, splashing water along the wall. Before I could stop her, she ran out the door and down the corridor. I stood there, taken aback. The Kayella I knew was timid and sweet. I knew nothing of this Kayella.

Death. Such an ominous word. Is it that I might die? Or Alecander? What exactly had Kayella seen? Did it even matter?

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~”Official Selection” Winner in the E-Book Young Adult category, 2015 New Apple Book Awards!~

~Winner Best Books in the Young Adult category, 2016 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards!~

~”Honorable Mention” Winner in the Sci-fi category, 2016 New York Book Festival!~

~B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree, 2016 indieBRAG!~

~”Honorable Mention” Winner in the Young Adult category, 2016 Hollywood Book Festival!~

~Bronze Medal Winner in the Young Adult – General category, 2016 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards!~

5 Stars -I would recommend not starting Novus (The Cresecren Chronicles, Book 1) by Crystal Marcos if you have anything planned for the rest of the day, as you will most likely not want to put the book down! . . . It’s the kind of book whose characters you miss when you finish the book. -Readers’ Favorite

Ideal for Hunger Games and Divergent fans, Crystal Marcos delivers Novus, a riveting novel set in a dystopian future of action-adventure, suspense, and romance. Intriguing characters and a gripping storyline keep the reader turning page after page.

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Author Crystal Marcos

Author Crystal Marcos

About the Author
Award-winning author Crystal Marcos has been a storyteller her entire life. As the oldest of five children, she had to do a lot of entertaining. She lives on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State with her husband, daughter Kaylee, and infant son Jaxon. Crystal is the author of BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale and HEADACHE: The Hair-Raising Sequel to BELLYACHE. Novus, her third book and first Young Adult novel, is Book One of The Cresecren Chronicles.
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Release Day + Sale – Broken God by Nazarea Andrews

Broken God Release Day

Today is release day for Broken God, a paranormal romance of mythological proportions. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive teaser. For two days only, you can pick up the eBook for just $0.99!

Broken God by Nazarea Andrews

Broken God by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book – NOW just $0.99!
Title: Broken God
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Publisher: A&A Literary
Release Date: September, 2016
Genre: Paranormal/Mythological Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | iBooks

Synopsis
Power is a strange and broken thing.

He was the sun god, the god of healing and song. And prophecy. Apollo has lived alone for centuries, content to spin out the years wandering a new and strange world, lost in the past and endless versions of the future. He has cut all ties with the remains of Olympus and his power, and hidden himself in humanity.

His twin thinks he’s depressed, spending his time in coffee shops, hospital waiting rooms, and concert halls…and nothing matters. Not really. Until her. Iris. With her teasing mouth and soulful music and eyes that remind him of the past. He can’t resist her smile.

A girl as wild as he was, once, with a poet’s tongue and the body of a siren, who for one night makes him forget all the years and everything he gave up. And he can’t stop fate. Gods knows he’s tried.

He can’t help taking her. Even if he knows better.

When Iris wakes up screaming, caught up in visions of the future, Apollo realizes that he didn’t leave his power quite as far behind as he thought. He’s the god of prophecy and he’s been running from it, for centuries. Iris is everything he has to avoid. Now he has a furious Oracle on his hands, his sister trying to fix him, and someone is killing the gods.

It’s not just his tenuous sanity that hangs in the balance this time. It’s all of Olympus. Godhood really wasn’t supposed to be this hard.

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Author Nazarea Andrews

Author Nazarea Andrews

About the Author
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.
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Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
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