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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – ONE HOT TEXAS SUMMER (Prentice Brothers of Sweet Ridge Series) by Nicole Flockton

 

Welcome to the book blitz for ONE HOT TEXAS SUMMER the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Prentice Brothers of Sweet Ridge, by Nicole Flockton

Welcome to the book blitz for ONE HOT TEXAS SUMMER the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Prentice Brothers of Sweet Ridge, by USA Today bestselling author, Nicole Flockton. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Cover for ONE HOT TEXAS SUMMER the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Prentice Brothers of Sweet Ridge, by Nicole Flockton

ONE HOT TEXAS SUMMER (Prentice Brothers of Sweet Ridge Series #1) by Nicole Flockton

About the Book
Title: ONE HOT TEXAS SUMMER
Series: Prentice Brothers of Sweet Ridge Series #1
Author: Nicole Flockton
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Release Date: May 26, 2020
Genre:
Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
She’s been fooled before by sweet words and hot kisses.

Kelly Turner loves being a florist, and being asked to take the lead on the new site for the town’s festival is an honor. If only she didn’t have to work closely with the town player, Tate Prentice. After being burned once by a serial cheater, her inconvenient attraction toward Tate needs to be nipped in the bud.

Tate Prentice’s focus is on ensuring his father recovers fully from his stroke and making sure the family’s peach farm continues to thrive. When his brother nominates the farm to be the satellite site for the festival, he’s less than impressed. The only good thing is he’ll be working with Kelly – even though he knows she’ll never give him a second glance, not with his reputation.

The more time Kelly spends with Tate, the more she sees the man behind the reputation. Can she trust her instincts, or will her heart be broken once again?

 

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Teaser from ONE HOT TEXAS SUMMER the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Prentice Brothers of Sweet Ridge, by Nicole Flockton

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Excerpt #2
Outside, the sounds of summer surrounded them. Crickets trilled, calling for company. A light veil of humidity hung in the air, not quite stifling yet. Come July and August, humidity would be heavy and unpleasant. Hopefully, Mother Nature would play nice for Founders’ Day and make the days and evenings pleasant. 

“Where did you park your car?” he asked.

“Behind the shop.”

“Okay.” Tate headed in that direction, aware that he still had his arm around Kelly’s shoulders. Interesting. Why hadn’t she shaken him off? Not that he was complaining. She fit snugly, and he could get used to it. 

A second later, she took a step to the right and his arm slipped to his side. The universe liked to give and then take away from him pretty quickly. 

“You don’t have to walk me to my car, Tate. I’m a big girl and can get there by myself. The town is safe.” 

He shoved his hands in his pocket to stop from reaching for her again. “I’m aware of that, but Dad would box my ears if he knew I’d let you walk alone after spending the evening with you.” 

“Ahh, the gentlemanly gestures. It’s kind of sad they’re dying out.” 

“You sound like you don’t want that to happen. You do know you just told me I didn’t have to do one of those gentlemanly gestures with dinner.” 

She shrugged. “I have mixed feelings. I’ve been on my own for a long time. I’m an independent business owner. I’m in charge of my own life. And I love that, but when I listen to Mom talk about the early days of her and Dad’s courtship, it kind of makes me sad that some of those traditions are being lost. Some days, I’d like to experience it, and other days I don’t.” 

Tate itched to rest his arm on her lower back as they walked down the darkened alley by her shop. Would this be one of those gestures she wanted? He compromised and raised his hand to her lower back, not touching but close enough that he could if she needed it. “I’m sure in time a balance will be struck that will please everyone.” 

“I hope so,” she murmured as they stopped by her car, unlocking it. The flashing lights brightened the night for a heartbeat. 

Deciding to risk it, he leaned around her and opened the door for her. “I had a really nice evening tonight, Kel. Thanks for asking me to join you.” 

She looked up at him, the action bringing her face closer to his. In the muted glow from the only light in the parking lot, he caught the way her tongue darted out to moisten her lips. Tate bit back a groan. Memories from earlier in the day when he’d been tempted to kiss her in his kitchen slammed into him. His blood heated and his lower body tightened in his jeans. 

He didn’t miss the increase in her breathing. “Kel?” he asked, sure of what he wanted but not wanting to assume she wanted the same thing. 

“Tate,” she whispered and swayed a fraction toward him. 

He rested his hand on her hip and lowered his head, keeping his eyes open. If she pulled back, he would give her space. Only she raised her face and their lips met. 

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Teaser from ONE HOT TEXAS SUMMER the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Prentice Brothers of Sweet Ridge, by Nicole Flockton

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USA Today bestselling author Nicole Flockton writes sexy contemporary romances, seducing you one kiss at a time as you turn the pages

Author Nicole Flockton

About the Author
USA Today Bestselling author Nicole Flockton writes sexy contemporary romances, seducing you one kiss at a time as you turn the pages. Nicole likes nothing better than taking characters and creating unique situations where they fight to find their true love.

On her first school report her teacher noted “Nicole likes to tell her own stories”. It wasn’t until after the birth of her first child and after having fun on a romance community forum that she finally decided to take the plunge and write a book.

Apart from writing Nicole is busy looking after her very own hero – her wonderfully supportive husband, and two fabulous kids. She also enjoys watching sports and, of course, reading.

 

 

 

Where to find Nicole Flockton
Goodreads Website | Newsletter | Facebook Twitter | Instagram | Amazon

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Blog Tour – Excerpt – THE COWBOY’S CLAIM (Tillbridge Stables Series) by Nina Crespo

 

Welcome to the blog tour for THE COWBOY’S CLAIM, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Tillbridge Stables, by Nina Crespo

Welcome to the blog tour for THE COWBOY’S CLAIM, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Tillbridge Stables, by Nina Crespo. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

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THE COWBOY’S CLAIM (Tillbridge Stables Series #1) by Nina Crespo

About the Book
Title:
THE COWBOY’S CLAIM
Series: Tillbridge Stables Series #1
Author: Nina Crespo
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: June 1, 2020
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon IT | Amazon DE | Amazon FR | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay | Target | Walmart | Harlequin 

Synopsis
He’s discovered his leading lady

The role of her dreams: in his arms. 

Chloe Daniels is determined to land the role of a lifetime. Even if she’s terrified to get on a horse! And the last thing her reluctant teacher, Tristan Tillbridge, wants is to entertain a pampered actress. But the enigmatic cowboy soon discovers that Chloe is as genuine as she is gorgeous, and he’s determined to make her his. Will this unlikely pair discover that the sparks between them are anything but an act?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Teaser from THE COWBOY’S CLAIM, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Tillbridge Stables, by Nina Crespo

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Excerpt #1
She could feel the tautness of his stomach, and her hips where aligned with his.

Was she the only one who felt it?

She eased back to look at him, and what she saw in his eyes confirmed he did, too. His palms gliding to her back and his slow lean in made her heart skip beats. Tristan’s lips touched hers and each coaxing brush of his mouth left Chloe suspended in anticipation for the next one. As his tongue swept over her lower lip, she opened up to him on a sigh.

Where their kiss at the restaurant raised more curiosity and “what if” questions, this one clarified exactly what existed between them. Undeniable desire as strong as the thunder shaking the ground underneath her feet. It dismantled the foundation of reason and obliterated warnings about obligations and responsibilities, and why she should be concerned about them.

Tristan pulled her flush against him and Chloe slipped both of her arms around his neck, losing herself in slow, decadent, bone-melting heat unfurling inside of her as Tristan teased, explored and laid claim to every curve and hollow of her mouth. She sank impossibly deeper into him.

As he swept kisses near her ear, his unsteady exhale tingled over her cheek. “Chloe?”

He didn’t need to say more. The tone of his voice said everything.

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Teaser from THE COWBOY’S CLAIM, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Tillbridge Stables, by Nina Crespo

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Author Nina Crespo

Author Nina Crespo

About the Author
Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions — the beach, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life hero and dancing.

Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a “borrowing spree” in her older sister’s bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel.

Let Nina’s sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after.

***JOIN NINA’S READERS GROUP***

Help spread the word about the books in the Breakup Bash series as well as upcoming books. Your participation will not go unrewarded. Freebies, ARC’s, awesome swag, and bookish treats are a part of the fun!

Fill out the questionnaire here: https://forms.gle/PXwA5LaJa79CDPRK8

Where to Find Nina Crespo
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Release Day – THE COWBOY’S CLAIM (Tillbridge Stables Series) by Nina Crespo

 

THE COWBOY’S CLAIM

Today is release day for THE COWBOY’S CLAIM, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Tillbridge Stables, by Nina Crespo. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

Cover for for THE COWBOY’S CLAIM, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Tillbridge Stables, by Nina Crespo

THE COWBOY’S CLAIM (Tillbridge Stables Series #1) by Nina Crespo

About the Book
Title:
THE COWBOY’S CLAIM
Series: Tillbridge Stables Series #1
Author: Nina Crespo
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: June 1, 2020
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon IT | Amazon DE | Amazon FR | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay | Target | Walmart | Harlequin 

Synopsis
He’s discovered his leading lady

The role of her dreams: in his arms. 

Chloe Daniels is determined to land the role of a lifetime. Even if she’s terrified to get on a horse! And the last thing her reluctant teacher, Tristan Tillbridge, wants is to entertain a pampered actress. But the enigmatic cowboy soon discovers that Chloe is as genuine as she is gorgeous, and he’s determined to make her his. Will this unlikely pair discover that the sparks between them are anything but an act?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Teaser from THE COWBOY’S CLAIM, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Tillbridge Stables, by Nina Crespo

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Excerpt
Chloe didn’t realize her hand was raised in his or that his other hand rested on her back until a dancing couple bumped her closer to him.

Chloe held on to his arm for balance. He wanted to dance with her. “But I don’t know this one.”

Tristan leaned in near her ear. “I’ll teach you. Trust me. It’s not complicated.”

Not complicated? Every cell of her being was awakened by his proximity and his familiar scent warming on his skin. She’d probably make a fool of herself. “Okay. I’ll try.”

He moved back a little. “It’s just a simple two-step. When I step forward with my left foot, you step back with your right. Then it’s quick-quick, slow-slow. Quick-quick, slow-slow. I’ll guide you through it.”

Right away, she jumbled the steps.

Tristan chuckled. “Wait. Let’s do that again. Start with your other right.”

Meaning not her left foot. Instead of cringing with embarrassment the humor in his expression made her laugh, and she tried again. A few steps later, she followed his lead finally easing into the smooth easy movements without stepping on the toes of his boots.

He caught her off guard as he released her and twirled her around. When he took her back into his arms, her leg slid between his, aligning their hips and melding her to his chest…just like during their kiss in the pasture.

Nearby, Adam and Bethany danced just as close. When Adam spun her around, in one deft move, Bethany snagged his brown cowboy hat from his head and put it on hers. Bethany wound her arms around Adam’s neck, and he rested his forehead to hers as his hands slid to her waist.

A hint of envy filled Chloe as she longed for that kind of intimacy with Tristan, but unlike Bethany and Adam, that kind of closeness would put all eyes on them, making people wonder about them, and raise questions that she didn’t even have the answer to about her relationship status with Tristan.

Needing to change focus, Chloe looked to his cowboy hat. His other hat was in the front seat of her rental, parked just off the road near the pasture gate along with the cars of other Spring Fling attendees. She’d planned to hand it over to him after the party.

“Your Stetson reminds me, I need to give you your ball cap back.”

“Or you could trade up.”

“What exactly does ‘trade up’ mean?” The huskiness in his voice made her look directly into his eyes.

Tristan’s slow lean in near her cheek brought her closer to him, and she drew in an unsteady breath as his lightly whiskered cheek grazed hers. “You tell me.”

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Teaser from THE COWBOY’S CLAIM, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Tillbridge Stables, by Nina Crespo

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Author Nina Crespo

Author Nina Crespo

About the Author
Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions — the beach, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life hero and dancing.

Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a “borrowing spree” in her older sister’s bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel.

Let Nina’s sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after.

***JOIN NINA’S READERS GROUP***

Help spread the word about the books in the Breakup Bash series as well as upcoming books. Your participation will not go unrewarded. Freebies, ARC’s, awesome swag, and bookish treats are a part of the fun!

Fill out the questionnaire here: https://forms.gle/PXwA5LaJa79CDPRK8

Where to Find Nina Crespo
Goodreads | Website | NewsletterFacebook | Twitter | Instagram | Book Bub

 

 

Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – STEALING THE HEIRESS (The Kidnap Club Series) by Samantha Holt

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

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

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

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

About the Book – Read for Free on Kindle Unlimited
Title: STEALING THE HEIRESS
Series: The Kidnap Club Series #2
Author: Samantha Holt
Publisher: Helstone Press
Release Date: May 28, 2020
Genre:
 Adult Historical Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR

Synopsis
She was looking for adventure…

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

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

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

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

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

A far too appealing madwoman…

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

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

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

“What the—”

She pressed her lips to his. Hard. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Right. Of course.”

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

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

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Get Caught up on the Series:

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

Author Samantha Holt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: FORSAKEN
Series: Legion Series #4
Author: A.D. Starrling
Release Date: May 28, 2020
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy
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Synopsis
They thought they knew who the enemy was…

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

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

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

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

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

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

That’s going to need stitches for sure.

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

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

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

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

“Mama,” the boy hiccupped softly. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Forgive me, Magda.

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

“Let her go!” 

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

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

The woman’s eyes widened. 

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

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

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

The demon released her and turned to face the boy.

Run!” the woman yelled, her voice hoarse.

The boy glanced at her. 

The demon moved. 

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

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

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

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

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

The woman caught him before he collapsed to the floor.

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

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

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

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

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

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

That was the last the woman saw of him.

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

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Author A.D. Starrling

Author A.D. Starrling

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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THE BEGINNING OF THE END by R. Holmes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Adult Contemporary Romance Author R. Holmes

Author R. Holmes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Her reputation is larger than the desert she lives in.

Dangerous. Irresponsible. Antagonistic.

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Adult Urban Fantasy Author K.N. Banet

Author K.N. Banet

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

You can find her reverse harem works under Kristen Banet!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Teaser from THE DARK AWAKENING, the first book in the young adult paranormal romance series, Chosen Coven, by D.L. Blade

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

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

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

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

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

They were gone. 

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Read THE DARK AWAKENING, the first book in the young adult paranormal romance series, Chosen Coven, by D.L. Blade on KindleUnlimited

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Author D.L. Blade

Author D.L. Blade

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

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

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

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

Where to Find D.L. Blade
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Release Day + Giveaway – THE BEGINNING OF THE END by R. Holmes

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

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

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THE BEGINNING OF THE END by R. Holmes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Excerpt:
Pain.

Something I knew better than most. 

The worst types of pain, I knew them intimately.

But pain is subjective, we all feel it differently. 

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

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

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

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

I learned the hardest lessons in life, alone. 

The worst lesson I learned? 

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

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

I would’ve followed her wherever she called.

That was before.

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

The truth won’t set her free.

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

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Adult Contemporary Romance Author R. Holmes

Author R. Holmes

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

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

Where to find R. Holmes
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Cover Reveal + Giveaway – THE PEOPLE WE MEET ALONG THE WAY by Beth Rinyu

Author Beth Rinyu is revealing the cover to THE PEOPLE WE MEET ALONG THE WAY, a stand-alone women's fiction novel, releasing September 17, 2020

Author Beth Rinyu is revealing the cover to THE PEOPLE WE MEET ALONG THE WAY, a stand-alone women’s fiction novel, releasing September 17, 2020. See below for the cover, information on the book, a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR, and details on her giveaway.

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

THE PEOPLE WE MEET ALONG THE WAY by Beth Rinyu

About the Book
Title: THE PEOPLE WE MEET ALONG THE WAY
Author: Beth Rinyu
Release Date: September 17, 2020
Genre:
Women’s Fiction
Cover Designer: Amy Queau at QDesign
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Would you be able to grant the same forgiveness that you’re so desperately seeking yourself?

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

 

 

 

 

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Author Beth Rinyu

Author Beth Rinyu

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

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

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

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Where to Find Beth Rinyu
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – HARD TRUTH (Alpha Antihero Series) by Sybil Bartel

Welcome to the book blitz for HARD TRUTH, the fourth book in the adult contemporary romance series, Alpha Antihero, by USA Today bestselling author, Sybil Bartel

Welcome to the book blitz for HARD TRUTH, the fourth book in the adult contemporary romance series, Alpha Antihero, by USA Today bestselling author, Sybil Bartel. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

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HARD TRUTH (Alpha Antihero Series #4) by Sybil Bartel

About the Book
Title: RECKLESS
Series: Alpha Bodyguard Series #3
Author: Sybil Bartel
Release Date: May 18, 2020
Genre:
Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
I couldn’t escape the hard sins of my past.

I couldn’t unsee the truths in my mistakes.

Every breath she took was a reminder of the pain I’d caused.

Growing up at the mercy of a madman, I swore I would never give anyone that kind of power over me again. But here I was, on my knees, begging for a life I lost.

Except no amount of forgiveness would bring it back.

 

 

 

 

 

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Teaser from HARD TRUTH, the fourth book in the adult contemporary romance series, Alpha Antihero, by USA Today bestselling author, Sybil Bartel

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Excerpt #4
Her shoulders rose with an inhale, and she turned around. Her eyes met mine. “Please stop.”

Fuck. “Stop what?”

“Don’t do this.” She shook her head. “Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not. I don’t want you to change. I never did. I don’t need you to be anyone but who you are. If that’s an angry biker with a street name, so be it. But please, just…” Her hand waved toward the stove. “Don’t do that. The man I dragged outta the swamp, he didn’t make tea.” Her voice dropped to a whisper. “He never would’ve done that.”

She was right.

Lost inside my own damn house, hell, my fucking life, I laid it all out for her. “Everything I did, I did for you.”

Her gaze cut to the floor. “I thought I was doin’ the same.”

“He played us both.” 

“I know.”

The waves crashed outside, the water on the stove boiled, and the air conditioner kicked on. We stood there. She stared at her damn feet. I stared at her. 

“I don’t know what else to say to you,” I admitted.

“The Tarquin I knew wouldn’t have done that either. He wouldn’t have said that.”

I dared to fucking ask. “What would he have said?” 

“Nothin’.” She looked up at me. “He didn’t waste words.”

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Teaser from HARD TRUTH, the fourth book in the adult contemporary romance series, Alpha Antihero, by USA Today bestselling author, Sybil Bartel

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USA Today bestselling author, Sybil Bartel

Author Sybil Bartel

About the Author
Sybil Bartel grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the sand. She dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew her into the world of storytelling. She loves the New Adult genre, but any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful makes her swoon.

Sybil now resides in Southern Florida and while she doesn’t get to read as much as she likes, she still buries her toes in the sand. If she isn’t writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in her backyard, you can find her spending time with her handsomely tattooed husband, her brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer…

But Seriously?

Here are ten things you probably really want to know about Sybil.

She grew up a faculty brat. She can swear like a sailor. She loves men in uniform. She hates being told what to do. She can do your taxes (but don’t ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks her out. Her favorite word is desperate…or dirty, or both—she can’t decide. She has a thing for muscle cars. But never reply on her for driving directions, ever. And she has a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell her husband.

To find out more about Sybil Bartel, be sure to follow her on Twitter (she loves to hear about your favorite book boyfriend!), visit her website, like her on Facebook or join her Facebook group Book Boyfriend Heroes for exclusive excerpts and giveaways.

Where to Find Sybil Bartel
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Cover Reveal + Giveaway – CALLA (Pixieland Diaries Series) by Christina Bauer

Author Christina Bauer is revealing the cover to CALLA, the second book in her young adult fantasy/paranormal romance series, Pixieland Diaries, releasing July 28, 2020

Author Christina Bauer is revealing the cover to CALLA, the second book in her young adult fantasy/paranormal romance series, Pixieland Diaries, releasing July 28, 2020. See below for information on the book and series, preorder links, and details on her giveaway.

Cover for CALLA, the second book in her young adult fantasy/paranormal romance series, Pixieland Diaries, releasing July 28, 2020

CALLA (Pixieland Diaries Series #2) by Christina Bauer

About the Book
Title:
CALLA
Series: Pixieland Diaries Series #2
Author: Christina Bauer
Publisher: Monster House Books
Release Date: July 28, 2020
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
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Synopsis
Book 2 of the Pixieland Diaries

Big news in Pixieland! The Blue Fairy is sending our fave pixie, Calla, and her crush, Dare, on a mini-quest. Unfortunately it’s an adventure that requires a lot of togetherness. We’re talking tons of touching, people.

Blue believes that since Calla and Dare are just friends, this situation shouldn’t be awkward.

It’s totally awkward.

***A 30,000+ word diary written by Calla***

“I absolutely love Christina Bauer’s style, full of action, intense scenes, and characters that will test one’s imaginations to the max!” – Tome Tender Book Blog

PIXIELAND DIARIES
1. Pixieland Diaries
2. Calla
3. Dare

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CALLA, the second book in her young adult fantasy/paranormal romance series, Pixieland Diaries, releasing July 28, 2020, is available for preorder now!

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Book 1: PIXIELAND DIARIES
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Author Christina Bauer

About the Author
Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers.

Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press.

Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby..

Where to Find Christina Bauer
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – ORION (Satan’s Pride Series) by A.G. Kirkham

Welcome to the book blitz for ORION, the third book in the adult contemporary romance series, Satan's Pride, by A.G. Kirkham

Welcome to the book blitz for ORION, the third book in the adult contemporary romance series, Satan’s Pride, by A.G. Kirkham. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

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ORION (Satan’s Pride Series #3) by A.G. Kirkham

About the Book
Title:
ORION
Series: Satan’s Pride Series #3
Author: A.G. Kirkham
Release Date: May 15, 2020
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
Orion – sign of the club and shield.  He lost it all before he found the family he’s committed to now, Satan’s Pride.  He survives the loss of his mother, the coldness of his father and the sudden death of his wife and child.  He survived this all and the only casualty was his heart.  He vowed to never love again, so he would never relive that pain.  Can one woman make him learn to give all of himself one more time?

Viviana loved everything and everyone.  She embraced life, even though her childhood was filled with turbulence and abandonment.  She wanted a family to call her own and when she became pregnant, she believed her choice was to flee, giving Orion the freedom she thought he wanted.

Can these two souls leave the past in the past and listen to their hearts instead?

 

 

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Excerpt #3
“I need to get to Vi,” I tell the nurse. The older woman looks at me sympathetically.  The doctor in the emergency room stitched me up after checking that the wound was clear and just as I thought, it’s just a superficial wound.  The nurse is just finishing up. War is sitting in the chair, making sure I don’t bolt to see Vi.  Guard is with her.

I left Vi in a gurney being wheeled into a room.  She regained consciousness in the ambulance.  The paramedics treated her for shock and quickly put her on oxygen.  Within a few minutes she was looking around the back of the ambulance for me.  I took her hand with my good one. Hanna was taken in a second ambulance and Risk rode with her.

She was stable when I was separated from her. I would not have left her side if not for her words. “Baby, I need to know you are going to be okay. Please go with the nurse, get taken care of and come back to me as soon as you can.”  She squeezed my fingers and, in that moment, she had her first major contraction. “Hurry,” she gritted through her teeth.

Hanna’s ex-husband is sitting in a cell. He should be in a morgue.  He would be if the Sherriff didn’t show up. Risk had him on the ground, his fist hitting his face repeatedly. War threw him off before he killed him. Risk took one look at Hanna being strangled against her car with a gun pointed at her head and tore at him like a bull. Allan turned the gun on Risk.  I tackled him just in time to cover and dive to the pavement with Risk. Unfortunately, the bullet nicked my upper arm.  The blood made it look much worse that it was. When I looked up, I saw War had Allan subdued, and tore into the bakery to see Vi. I found her on her knees.  Saint was running from the street, followed closely by the Sherriff.

Tears were streaming down her face. She took one look at me and then at Hanna being carried in by Risk and I knew that she was reliving the tragedy that happened to her. Guard and War came to help us stand. We steadied Vi on her feet and suddenly a gush of water splashed onto the floor. In that moment, Vi passed out.  I panicked. Guard caught her, making sure she never hit the ground.

Now I am itching to get to her.  I am finally released and race down the corridor to the elevator toward the neonatal ward.  War is a step behind me.  I step off the elevator to see Saint, Ava, Maddie, even little Gavin and the rest of my brothers filling  the waiting room.

“Where’s Vi?” I ask as I approach the crowd.

“Her room is that one and Guard hasn’t left her side,” Ava says, smiling at me.

I nod and walk past the crew to Vi.  She’s in bed, holding on tight to Guard’s hand and breathing deeply.  “I got this,” I tell Guard and step in beside the bed to take my place. “Thanks, man.”

“Told you before, brother, we got your back. And Vi’s. Called Nate and he and Emily are driving in,” he informs me.

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ORION, the third book in the adult contemporary romance series, Satan's Pride, by A.G. Kirkham, is now available

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Adult contemporary romance author A.G. Kirkham

Author A.G. Kirkham

About the Author
I was born in a small town in Italy. My parents are loving people; and true traditionalists. I grew up being a chatterbox of a child and evolved into a quiet and shy teenager. I was definitely not the life of the party. As a matter of fact, I never wanted to go to any high school dances or any activities the school offered. I was good with being alone. I had to grow into my own and I eventually became the fun loving, open-minded and creative person I am now. I love the me I have become and I am grateful that this is where I have landed.

Writing is my release and I have escaped in my imagination to some incredible places meeting the most awesome characters. I also wanted to be a rock star but anyone who has ever heard me sing kindly convinced me that I do not have any talent. (In other words, I suck at it.)

Although I have been writing since I was in grade school, I only just launched my first novel. I have had pieces published as short stories and such but “Guard: is my first novel, with many more to follow.

I am a hopeless romantic. I thrive on two individuals connecting in mind, body and soul. The understanding of wants and needs and placing them as a priority and not out of fear of losing them or because you feel you need to concede; you do it because it feels easy and right in your own heart.

I love to cook! I enjoy making meals for my family and friends and bantering around the table. I have colourful people in my life and they all add to my rainbow. I love music! I like it all, depending on my mood.

My other passion is travelling. I want to enjoy all that life has to offer. I want to meet people, learn from them and create the most fantastic, sexy love stories. If I can do this overlooking the ocean and feeling the breeze wash over me then I have my heaven on earth. I am so blessed! Thank you for reading!

.Where to find A.G. Kirkham
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – ALL BECAUSE OF YOU (Morgan’s Bay Series) by Theresa Paolo

Welcome to the blog tour for ALL BECAUSE OF YOU, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Morgan's Bay, by Theresa Paolo

Welcome to the blog tour for ALL BECAUSE OF YOU, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Morgan’s Bay, by Theresa Paolo. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

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ALL BECAUSE OF YOU (Morgan’s Bay Series #1) by Theresa Paolo

About the Book – Preorder Now
Title: ALL BECAUSE OF YOU
Series: Morgan’s Bay Series #1
Author: Theresa Paolo
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 13, 2020
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Smashwords

Synopsis
Sometimes you have to lose everything to find your happy ending.

Olivia Green had the picture-perfect life. Dating one of the most successful businessmen in New York City, living in a penthouse over Manhattan and a budding career, until one dreadful night when it was all ripped out from under her. If only she’d gone home like she was supposed to, she wouldn’t have known her future fiancé was a two-timing jerk. Now with no choice she is leaving the city to move back in with her parents in the small town of Morgan’s Bay.

Shane McConnell believed he had no family other than his mother, but on her death bed, she revealed the father who died before he was born, came from a large wealthy family. With nothing to lose he sets out to the east end of Long Island to spend a summer with his newly discovered family. What he doesn’t expect is the secrets and lies dating back to long before his father’s death. Nor could he predict the beautiful hot mess he met on the train would find a way into his closed off heart.

Both struggling with the realities of their new lives they unintentionally lean on each other. As their attraction builds and their undeniable chemistry explodes into passion, Shane holds onto his own secret that threatens his chance at love.

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Teaser from ALL BECAUSE OF YOU, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Morgan's Bay, by Theresa Paolo

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Excerpt #1
She glanced in his direction. He was good-looking; there was no denying that. Dark stubble lined his chiseled jawline, his nose made for a Grecian god, and his lips were perfectly plump on the bottom and bowed on top. He looked so peaceful with his eyes closed. 

She wanted to drop her suitcase on his head.

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Teaser from ALL BECAUSE OF YOU, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Morgan's Bay, by Theresa Paolo

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Adult Contemporary Romance Author, Theresa Paolo

Author Theresa Paolo

About the Author
Theresa Paolo lives on Long Island, NY with her fiancé and their fish. She is the author of NA and Adult contemporary romances. Her debut novel (NEVER) AGAIN, released in Fall 2013 with Berkley (Penguin) and the companion novel (ONCE) AGAIN released Summer 2014. Mad About Matt, the first book in her new Red Maple Falls series, released March 2017.

She loves to write heartfelt romances with a dash of fun and a side of spice. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, brewery hopping, daydreaming, wasting time on Pinterest, trying to get 10k steps on her FitBit or can be found chatting away on Twitter and Facebook. She also writes YA romance under Tessa Marie and has no idea how to smile for a picture.

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Where to find Theresa Paolo
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Facebook Reader Group | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Books+MainBookBub

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – OATH SWORN (Jacky Leon Series) by K.N. Banet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

“Where’s my daughter?” he demanded.

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

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

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

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

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

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Adult Urban Fantasy Author K.N. Banet

Author K.N. Banet

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

You can find her reverse harem works under Kristen Banet!

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

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Where to find K.N. Banet
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – UNDER THE WILLOWS by Pamela McCord

Welcome to the book blitz for UNDER THE WILLOWS, a stand-alone adult mystery by Pamela McCord

Welcome to the book blitz for UNDER THE WILLOWS, a stand-alone adult mystery by Pamela McCord. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

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UNDER THE WILLOWS by Pamela McCord

About the Book
Title:
UNDER THE WILLOWS
Author: Pamela McCord
Publisher: Acorn Publishing
Release Date: May 15, 2020
Genre: Adult Mystery
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Synopsis
After her husband is killed by a drunk driver, Kelly Harris and her son TJ move into a sprawling Victorian house in Ohio that her husband inherited from his grandmother. Dealing with her overwhelming grief is a struggle as she adjusts to life in a small town. And, just as she’s beginning to feel more comfortable, life takes another unexpected turn.

The Alexa unit in her son’s bedroom starts to cry, and a little girl’s voice comes out of it asking for help.

At first Kelly is unnerved by the presence of the voice. After ruling out all the other likely possibilities, she begins to put the pieces together, and suspects the girl is a ghost. Unwilling to be uprooted from another home, she decides to find out what the child wants. Maybe she can help.

Kelly isn’t the only one interested in the voice. Detective Rob Porter is investigating the disappearance of a child named Marilee. As the two cross paths, Porter is taken aback when Kelly’s ghost mentions Marilee’s name. In fact, the ghost says “Marilee’s with me.”

Whether that means the child is a ghost as well is a question Rob and Kelly hope to answer.

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Excerpt #2
A frightened “Mom” roused me from a fitful sleep. I swung my legs off the bed, the hardwood cool against my feet. “I’m coming,” I called as I rushed to TJ’s room. I found him sitting up in bed, his eyes big and worried.

“What is it, sweetie?” I asked as I sat beside him. “Did you have a bad dream?”

“Mom, Alexa was crying again.”

“What do you mean?” I tipped his face up and looked him in the eyes. “Alexa can’t cry. She’s not a real person. Tell me what happened.”

“I was asleep and I heard a little girl crying. There wasn’t anybody in my room but I could still hear it.”

“Maybe you were dreaming.”

He crossed his arms over his chest and glared at me. “I wasn’t dreaming, Mom.”

“Okay, then. Maybe it just sounded like crying.”

“There were words, too.”

“Words?”

He nodded. “I said, ‘is anybody there’ and the crying stopped. Then Alexa said Help us.” His serious eyes dared me to not believe him.

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UNDER THE WILLOWS, a stand-alone adult mystery by Pamela McCord, is available now

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Author Pamela McCord

Author Pamela McCord

About the Author
Born in Arkansas and raised in Southern California, Pamela McCord started writing later in life when she was challenged by a friend to create a book out of his story idea. Since then, she’s become an internationally published author. Pam has spent over 40 years working as a legal secretary at a law firm in Orange County, California. Aside from writing, she follows the stock market, buying, selling and trading stocks and options. In contrast to that, she loves trips to Las Vegas where she can spend many happy hours at the Pai Gow tables. She shares a condo with her very own My Cat From Hell TV star, Allie, who manages to exude just enough affection to make her scary feral ways tolerable..

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Where to find Pamela McCord
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – BEING ERASED (Alpha Girl Series) by Aileen Erin

Welcome to the blog tour for BEING ERASED, the ninth book in the young adult paranormal romance series, Alpha Girl, by USA Today bestselling author, Aileen Erin

Welcome to the blog tour for BEING ERASED, the ninth book in the young adult paranormal romance series, Alpha Girl, by USA Today bestselling author, Aileen Erin. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

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BEING ERASED (Alpha Girl Series #9) by Aileen Erin

About the Book
Title: BEING ERASED
Series: Alpha Girl Series #9
Author: Aileen Erin
Publisher: Ink Monster LLC
Release Date: May 12, 2020
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
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Synopsis
Tessa—part witch, part werewolf, raised human and now the unofficial leader of a newly minted supernatural alliance—thinks nothing of her brother, Axel, texting her and Dastien to meet up. The location pin is in a weird spot, but maybe he found a magical anomaly? But when Tessa steps into the darkened warehouse, she doesn’t expect to see her brother laying in a pool of his own blood, smell the sulfuric scent of black magic, or feel the pain of her mate being shot full of silver.

Tessa has seconds to make a choice, but there’s only one thing she can do to save the two most important men in her life—sacrifice herself.

The last thing Dastien hears from Tessa is her plea—help Axel. Then their bond goes silent. He can’t hear her. He can’t feel her. And there’s no sign of the attackers who took her.

Dastien does everything he can to save Axel before calling his friends in a panic. It takes all of them to find Tessa, but when Dastien’s finally reunited with her, there’s no sign of recognition in her eyes.

No magic in her touch.

No wolf beneath the surface.

Everything that made Tessa who she was…has been erased.

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Excerpt #1
Buzz. Buzz. Buz-buz-buz. Buzzzzz.

Shit. Axel called three times and texted once. I couldn’t ignore him again.

That wasn’t a drunk dial or him being excited about something. Three calls meant an emergency.

Dastien moved before I could say anything, disappearing back into the cabin. I raced after him.

“Hello?” Dastien said. “Axel?”

“I don’t want to die alone.” His voice was soft and thready with pain and terror, and I knew everything was about to change.

I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t move. And every inch of me was cold.

Die alone? He was hurt? More than hurt. He was dying?

Axel wasn’t just my brother. He’d been my best friend—my only friend—growing up. A moment ago, I wasn’t sure I could take one more thing—one more fight, one more discussion about the fey, one more cleansing against evil—but then I heard something in his voice I’d never heard before.

Despair and defeat and death.

They said that God didn’t give you more than you could handle, but in that brief, less-than-a-second moment, I wondered if I could handle losing my brother.

And the answer was no. I couldn’t. It would break something vital in me, and I wasn’t sure how I’d get over the loss.

But it wasn’t too late. Not yet.

I had to move. I had to do something. I had to fight. One more time tonight. I had to find it in me.

And then the power came. Rising up. Filling me. First, from Dastien, and then Lucas and Claudia. In the next breath, the power of twelve people answered a call I didn’t realize I’d sent out. I was filled with three types of supernatural magic, and I knew that I could do this.

“We’re coming.” Dastien’s words broke over me, spurring me into action.

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Author Aileen Erin

Author Aileen Erin

About the Author
Aileen Erin is half-Irish, half-Mexican, and 100% nerd–from Star Wars (prequels don’t count) to Star Trek (TNG FTW), she reads Quenya and some Sindarin, and has a severe fascination with the supernatural. Aileen has a BS in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles, and spends her days doing her favorite things: reading books, creating worlds, and kicking ass.

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Where to Find Aileen Erin
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Book Release + Giveaway – ALL BECAUSE OF YOU (Morgan’s Bay Series) by Theresa Paolo

Today is release day for ALL BECAUSE OF YOU, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Morgan's Bay, by Theresa Paolo

Today is release day for ALL BECAUSE OF YOU, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Morgan’s Bay, by Theresa Paolo. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

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ALL BECAUSE OF YOU (Morgan’s Bay Series #1) by Theresa Paolo

About the Book – Preorder Now
Title: ALL BECAUSE OF YOU
Series: Morgan’s Bay Series #1
Author: Theresa Paolo
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 13, 2020
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Smashwords

Synopsis
Sometimes you have to lose everything to find your happy ending.

Olivia Green had the picture-perfect life. Dating one of the most successful businessmen in New York City, living in a penthouse over Manhattan and a budding career, until one dreadful night when it was all ripped out from under her. If only she’d gone home like she was supposed to, she wouldn’t have known her future fiancé was a two-timing jerk. Now with no choice she is leaving the city to move back in with her parents in the small town of Morgan’s Bay.

Shane McConnell believed he had no family other than his mother, but on her death bed, she revealed the father who died before he was born, came from a large wealthy family. With nothing to lose he sets out to the east end of Long Island to spend a summer with his newly discovered family. What he doesn’t expect is the secrets and lies dating back to long before his father’s death. Nor could he predict the beautiful hot mess he met on the train would find a way into his closed off heart.

Both struggling with the realities of their new lives they unintentionally lean on each other. As their attraction builds and their undeniable chemistry explodes into passion, Shane holds onto his own secret that threatens his chance at love.

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Teaser from ALL BECAUSE OF YOU, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Morgan's Bay, by Theresa Paolo

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Excerpt

“For three years, I tried to be everything I thought he wanted. The sad thing is, I didn’t even realize I was doing it. I’ve never felt comfortable in my own skin. I’ve always thought if I was just taller, thinner, had blonde hair, curly hair, if I was smarter, sexier… I guess what that all means is I don’t think I’m good enough.” 

Shane’s hands came around her waist, holding her close, but not close enough that she couldn’t look deep into his eyes. “You are good enough and whenever Daniel or anyone else pops in your head and makes you think you’re not, think of this moment. Right now. Think of my words. You, Olivia Green, are more than good enough. You’re pretty damn special.”

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Teaser from ALL BECAUSE OF YOU, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Morgan's Bay, by Theresa Paolo

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Adult Contemporary Romance Author, Theresa Paolo

Author Theresa Paolo

About the Author
Theresa Paolo lives on Long Island, NY with her fiancé and their fish. She is the author of NA and Adult contemporary romances. Her debut novel (NEVER) AGAIN, released in Fall 2013 with Berkley (Penguin) and the companion novel (ONCE) AGAIN released Summer 2014. Mad About Matt, the first book in her new Red Maple Falls series, released March 2017.

She loves to write heartfelt romances with a dash of fun and a side of spice. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, brewery hopping, daydreaming, wasting time on Pinterest, trying to get 10k steps on her FitBit or can be found chatting away on Twitter and Facebook. She also writes YA romance under Tessa Marie and has no idea how to smile for a picture.

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Where to find Theresa Paolo
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Facebook Reader Group | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Books+MainBookBub

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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – GRAVE HUMOR (Magical Romantic Comedies Series) by R.J. Blain

Welcome to the blog tour for GRAVE HUMOR, the tenth book in the adult paranormal romantic comedy series, Magical Romantic Comedies, by USA Today bestselling author, R.J. Blain

Welcome to the blog tour for GRAVE HUMOR, the tenth book in the adult paranormal romantic comedy series, Magical Romantic Comedies, by USA Today bestselling author, R.J. Blain. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Cover for GRAVE HUMOR, the tenth book in the adult paranormal romantic comedy series, Magical Romantic Comedies, by USA Today bestselling author, R.J. Blain

GRAVE HUMOR (Magical Romantic Comedies Series #10) by R.J. Blain

About the Book
Title:
GRAVE HUMOR
Series: Magical Romantic Comedies #10
Author: R.J. Blain
Publisher: Pen & Page Publishing
Release Date: May 12, 2020
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
Most days, Anwen regrets working at a funeral home despite the good pay. With the residents no longer inclined to stay in their coffins where they belong, she’s got her hands full making sure everyone follows the rules:

In the funeral home, there is no screaming, no murdering, no mutilation, no possessions, no kidnappings, no resurrections, and no cursing of any type. Be quiet and stay polite.

The day Old Man McGregor decides to take a walk and disturbs her peace, Anwen learns there’s a lot more to the basement in the funeral home than a vampire and a handsome gentleman on ice.

If she’s not careful, she’ll learn first-hand why ‘eternally yours’ is the most potent of threats.

Warning: this novel contains romance, humor, bodies, shenanigans, and mythological puppies. Proceed with caution.

 

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Excerpt #3
Why the hell was mutilation of a corpse illegal? And since the corpse happened to be able to get up, walk, and talk, not only would I be hit with a count of mutilation of a corpse, I’d also get jailed for assault and whatever other charges someone got for ripping a dead guy’s remaining internal organs out through his nose.

I allowed my shoulders to slump, and I sighed again.

“That would be mean of me. All right, Anwen. I’ll give this hand to you. How do you get your groceries, and what does me going back to my coffin have to do with it?” The old, dead man sat across from me, squishing as he made himself comfortable. After the first dozen chatterbox corpses, I’d convinced the funeral home director to use thick pleather cushions, which were a breeze to clean. An hour with the right chemicals and some elbow grease, and no one would know Old Man McGregor had left his coffin and gone for a stroll.

“It’s simple. At your viewing—before and after, too—you don’t make anyone scream. You don’t scream. Nobody screams. Director Hammel hates when people scream in his funeral home. If no one screams or breaks any of the other rules, I get groceries. My current wage doesn’t pay for my bills and my groceries, so it’s really nice when a lively corpse behaves. If one behaves every month, I get my groceries. It works well for everyone.”

Once and only once, two corpses had felt sorry for me, and I’d gotten to have a nice steak to go with enough food to get by plus an entire pack of cigarettes.

Damn it, I could use a smoke, and I didn’t care if it landed me in my grave early. If someone brought me to my work for interment, I’d go out with a bang and work hard to break every damned rule on my way out. With the way my thoughts kept going, I had a ticket to hell, and damn it all, I meant to earn it.

“That’s it?”

I understood the skepticism in the old man’s voice. Director Hammel knew everybody in town, and the smart ones gave my boss a wide berth for good reason.

Old Man McGregor, while considered the town’s almost-lovable nuisance, wasn’t stupid.

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USA Today bestselling author R.J. Blain

Author by R.J. Blain

About the Author
RJ Blain suffers from a Moleskine journal obsession, a pen fixation, and a terrible tendency to pun without warning.

In her spare time, she daydreams about being a spy. Her contingency plan involves tying her best of enemies to spinning wheels and quoting James Bond villains until satisfied.

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Where to find R.J. Blain
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Cover Reveal + Giveaway – LYRICS AND CURSES (Cursed Hearts Series) by Candace Robinson

Filles Vertes Publishing and author Candace Robinson are unveiling the cover to LYRICS & CURSES, the first book in the young adult paranormal romance series, Cursed Hearts, releasing November 10, 2020

Filles Vertes Publishing and author Candace Robinson are unveiling the cover to LYRICS & CURSES, the first book in the young adult paranormal romance series, Cursed Hearts, releasing November 10, 2020. See below for the cover, information on the book, a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR, and details on her giveaway.

Cover for LYRICS & CURSES, the first book in the young adult paranormal romance series, Cursed Hearts, by Candace Robinson, releasing November 10, 2020

LYRICS AND CURSES (Cursed Hearts Series #1) by Candace Robinson

About the Book
Title:
LYRICS & CURSES,
Series: Cursed Hearts Series #1
Author: Candace Robinson
Publisher: Filles Vertes Publishing
Release Date: November 10, 2020
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Filles Vertes Publishing

Synopsis
Lark Espinoza could get lost in her music—and she’s not so sure anyone in her family would even care to find her. Her trendy, party-loving twin sister and her mother-come-lately Beth, who’s suddenly sworn off men and onto homemaking, don’t understand her love of cassette tapes, her loathing of the pop scene, or her standoffish personality. For outcast Lark, nothing feels as much like a real home as working at Bubble’s Oddities store and trying to attract the attention of the cute guy who works at the Vinyl shop next door—the same one she traded lyrical notes with in class.

Auden Ellis silences the incessant questions in his own head with a steady stream of beats. Despite the unconditional love of his aunt-turned-mother, he can’t quit thinking about the loss of his parents—or the possibility he might end up afflicted with his father’s issues. Despite his connection with lyric-loving Lark, Auden keeps her at arm’s length because letting her in might mean giving her a peek into something dangerous.

When two strangers arrive in town, one carrying a mysterious, dark object and the other playing an eerie flute tune, Lark and Auden find that their painful pasts have enmeshed them in a cursed future. Now, they must come to terms with their budding attraction while helping each other challenge the reflection they see in the mirror. If they fail, they’ll be trapped for eternity in a place beyond reality.

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Preorder LYRICS & CURSES, the first book in the young adult paranormal romance series, Cursed Hearts, by Candace Robinson, releasing November 10, 2020

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Young adult paranormal romance author Candace Robinson

Author Candace Robinson

About the Author
Candace Robinson spends her days consumed by words and hoping to one day find her own DeLorean time machine. Her life consists of avoiding migraines, admiring Bonsai trees, watching classic movies, and living with her husband and daughter in Texas–where it can be forty degrees one day and eighty the next!

 

 

 

 

Where to Find J.A. Huss
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