Release Day + Giveaway – Every Other Saturday by M.J. Pullen

Every Other Saturday Blog Tour

Welcome to the next stop on the Every Other Saturday blog Tour. I have an exclusive excerpt for you today. See below for information on the book, pre-order links, the excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Every Other Saturday by M.J. Pullen

Every Other Saturday by M.J. Pullen

About the Book
Title: Every Other Saturday
Author: M.J. Pullen
Release Date: August 4, 2015
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | AmazonFuture Availablity

Synopsis
From romantic comedy author M.J. Pullen comes a unique story about finding help when you need it most, and love where you expect it least.

Even though their daughters have been in the same Jewish preschool class for three years, struggling store owner Julia Mendel and sports blogger Dave “from the Man Cave” Bernstein have never gotten along. She sees him as a definitely arrogant, possibly misogynist symbol of everything that’s wrong with the men in her life. He sees her as the odd, short-tempered PTA president, out to make his life more difficult at every opportunity.

As part of his job, Dave accepts an on-air challenge: go out with a different woman from a Jewish dating site every Saturday for the next four months, and blog the results. He quickly secures his daughter’s favorite preschool teacher (and super-nanny) Ms. Elizabeth to make the experiment possible. Little does he know Julia is in desperate need of the same sitter for the same schedule, so that she can take a part-time job while pacifying her son, who has severe OCD.

A confrontation in the carpool lane leads to an uneasy compromise: they will pool their resources to share Ms. Elizabeth’s services every-other Saturday night. After a while, Dave finds himself sharing his dating stories with non-Jewish Julia across her kitchen table; while she reluctantly turns to him for the masculine perspective – especially for her son – she’s been missing since her divorce. As the Saturdays wear on, however, they may discover they have more in common than car seats and custody schedules.

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Excerpt

Dave

Dave walked through the barn doors, following the sound of heavy metal music. He saw movement and gave his eyes a minute to adjust to the dark. Julia was facing away, sanding something on the work table in front of her. She had changed into a black tank top and frayed olive cargo shorts, cut off above mid-thigh to reveal the surprisingly athletic curves of her ivory legs. He could see more of the rose tattoo—a dark crimson bud in partial bloom, with a thorny vine that disappeared beneath the tank top. Dave let out a slow breath and forced himself to look around at the barn instead of gazing at the back of Julia’s neck.

There had once been horse stalls along both sides: a few of the large square posts at their corners remained. On these were tacked everything from power tools on orange utility hooks to an old straw hat and a bunch of dried flowers. There was an old school wagon-wheel chandelier in the middle of the long room, but most of the light came from a few open windows on either side. Someone had added a rough interior wall at the far end of the building, converting a couple of the stalls and maybe an old corn crib into a small apartment with a loft. Through the big open windows, he caught a glimpse of a kitchen on the ground floor and a double-bed with a faded plaid bedspread upstairs.

“And I thought I had an awesome Man Cave,” he said.

Julia jumped, startled, and dropped her sanding pad. “Jesus. Dave,” she breathed, chest heaving. “You scared the shit out of me.”

“Sorry. The lady inside said I would find you out here.” He gestured at the open barn door. “I couldn’t figure out how to knock.”

“Myra.” Julia put a gloved hand on her hip. There was definitely something about a woman in short-shorts and work gloves. “Can I help you with something? I don’t want to be rude but…”

The reason for his visit snapped back to him, along with a touch of the anger he had felt earlier. “Yeah. Listen.” He had an absurd impulse to call her “Mia Mendel’s Mom.” He swallowed. “Julia. I was thinking about our situation with the babysitter. I’m wondering if we can work something out.”

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Author M.J. Pullen

Author M.J. Pullen

About the Author
MANDA (M.J.) PULLEN, former therapist and marketer, is the author of complex, funny contemporary romances. She was raised in the suburbs of Atlanta by a physicist and a flower child, who taught her that life is tragic and funny, and real love is anything but simple.

She studied English Literature and Business at the University of Georgia, and Professional Counseling at Georgia State University.

Manda has a weakness for sappy movies, juicy gossip, craft beer and boys who talk baseball. After traveling around Europe and living in cities like Austin and Portland, she returned to Atlanta where she lives with her family.

Where to Find M.J. Pullen
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Release Day + Giveaway – Lukas (Ashes and Embers) by Carian Cole

Lukas Release Day

Today is release day for Lukas, the third book in the Ashes & Embers new adult contemporary romance series by Carian Cole. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Lukas (Ashes & Embers #3) by Carian Cole

Lukas (Ashes & Embers #3) by Carian Cole

About the Book
Title: Lukas
Series: Ashes & Embers #3
Author: Carian Cole
Release Date: July 30, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

Synopsis
Storm’s younger cousin.
Vandal’s little brother.

You’ve met him in the background.
The sweet one.
The nice one.
The one they can all rely on.
The good one.

He’s a tattoo artist. He plays metal and classical music – on the violin.
He’s got a body built for sin.
He’s 24.

In comes Ivy. She’s a 36 year old single mom who hasn’t dated in 18 years. All she wanted was a tattoo. She got a helluva lot more 🙂 Being good has never been so bad.

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Excerpt
He leans his head down closer to mine. “You looking at me like that, and saying my name like that, just makes me want to kiss you even more.”

I swallow hard, unable to tear my eyes away from his. “You really shouldn’t be saying things like that,” I breathe, my voice quivering. He’s got my nerves in overdrive. Hell, who am I kidding? He’s got my entire mind and body in overdrive right now.

He moves his hand to cup the side of my face. “Close your eyes, Ivy. Let’s make our wishes at the same time.”

Lukas is a wizard, and I’ve quickly fallen under his spell. My eyes flutter closed, and his lips touch mine, so softly that we are barely touching at all, but it’s enough to make me see even more shooting stars, this time behind closed eyes, in that place where magic happens. His kiss is completely unexpected but way too perfect to break away from. I drop my bag to the ground and bring my hands up to rest on his shoulders. He kisses me a little harder, his tongue gently touching my lips, silently asking permission for more. Parting my lips, I let him kiss me deeper, his tongue slowly meeting mine, caressing in enticing circles. The feel of his tongue piercing and lip ring is so strange to me, yet incredibly erotic. I think I like it. His hand goes to my hip, pulling my body possessively but gently against him, as his kisses grow more passionate and urgent. My legs begin to shake with timid desire, my hands squeezing his muscled shoulders, hanging on to him in this sudden dizzying realm he’s led me into. Did a first kiss ever feel like this before? Has any kiss ever felt like this before? No. Not for me. Not ever.

He oozes skilled sensuality; every touch, every breath, every kiss is measured in perfect timing and depth. This is not an awkward, clumsy, rushed and horny boy touching me for kicks. Not by a long shot. He’s savoring everything. And I don’t want him to stop.

Grasping my waist with both hands, he effortlessly lifts me up onto the hood of my car, bringing me closer to eye level with him. He moves between my parted legs, guides my thighs around his jean-clad hips, and covers my mouth with his again, kissing me long, deep, and tantalizingly slow as he gently holds my face in his hands. It’s the kind of kiss that brands complete want and ownership. He leaves no doubt that he wants me. The logical part of me is telling me to stop him, but the lonely, aching part of me takes over, and I slide my hands up his chest and over his shoulders to clasp behind his neck. My fingers tangle in his long silky hair, and I love how new and different it feels. Everything about him is so different, like tasting an exotic food for the first time that quickly leads to crazy indulgence. That magnetic pull I felt the first time I laid eyes on him is a force to be reckoned with right now. It’s controlling me, taking over every part of me, squashing my fears and reservations, and paving a very clear path that leads directly to this man. I cannot even begin to understand or make the tiniest bit of sense of this attraction. But it’s there, and it’s stronger than anything I’ve ever felt in my life.

Suddenly, he stops kissing me, his lips just a whisper away from mine, and stares into my eyes for a few moments, before letting his dark eyes slowly close as he pulls me closer against his body, his hard cock pressing against me through our clothes, sending a hot surge of raw desire through me.

What I glimpsed in his eyes shook me even more than his kiss.

Passion.

Care.

Desire.

All feelings that carry the ability to give immense pleasure and pain. Neither of which I am ready for.

I slowly try to pull myself away from him, but he holds me close against him.

“Wow,” I say breathlessly, leaning my head against his shoulder.

“Come upstairs with me, and let’s see if we can upgrade that to a holy shit,” he whispers, his hand resting on the back of my neck, gently squeezing.

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Storm (Ashes & Embers #1) by Carian Cole

Storm (Ashes & Embers #1) by Carian Cole

About Book 1
Title: Storm
Series: Ashes & Embers #1
Author: Carian Cole
Release Date: September 28, 2014
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
The calm before the storm…
I lived in the quiet stillness.

I felt the wind rustle, warning me, telling me to get out of its path.

But I didn’t.
I never stood a chance.

A series of weather and road mishaps leaves me trapped in the middle of a blizzard with a complete stranger. In the back of a pickup truck. For forty-eight freakin’ hours.

A stranger with long hair, tattoos, and rippling with muscle.
A stranger with an insanely sexy voice and a wicked smile that turned my insides to jelly.
A stranger who held me in his arms, calmed me, and then set a fire in me that I couldn’t put out.

Storm lives up to his name. Beautiful. Dangerously inviting. Tumultuous. Dark. A clash of hot and cold. He’s used to getting everything he wants. And now he wants me. Some people chase storms for the beautiful thrill. What happens when the storm chases you?

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Vandal (Ashes & Embers #2) by Carian Cole

Vandal (Ashes & Embers #2) by Carian Cole

About Book 2
Title: Vandal
Series: Ashes & Embers #2
Author: Carian Cole
Release Date: February 22, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
She takes my breath away; she is so beautifully damaged.

Yes I had broken her, ravished her life, destroyed her happiness. I brought her to ultimate despair. I was responsible for all the pain and suffering that now brought her to her knees in front of me.

Broken.
Hopeless.
Reckless in her agony.

She is a mirror of my own tortured soul. But what I took away I can give back. In ways she cannot even begin to imagine. She is everything right in all my wrongs.

She loves me. She needs me. She has no idea I’m the one who wrecked her life.

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Author Carian Cole

Author Carian Cole

About the Author
I have a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls that try to tame them and win their hearts. My debut series, Ashes & Embers, follows the lives of rock band members as they find, and sometimes lose, the loves of their lives.

My first novel in the Ashes & Embers series, Storm, published on September of 2014. Vandal, the second novel in this series is publishing in February of 2015. I currently have approximately nine books slated for this series, as well as an MC series in the works, and a few stand-alones coming in 2015 onward.

Born and raised a Jersey girl, I now reside in beautiful New Hampshire with my husband and our multitude of furry pets and spend most of my time writing, reading, and vacuuming.

Where to Find Carian Cole
Goodreads Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon | Tsu | Pinterest

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Release Day + Giveaway – Before & After by Nazarea Andrews

Before & After Release Day

Today is release day for Before & After, a new adult contemporary romance by Nazarea Andrews. This week only, you can pick up the eBook for just $0.99. See below for information on the book, buy links, a couple of teasers, and details on her giveaway.

Before & After by Nazarea Andrews

Before & After by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: Before & After
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: July 30, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Inktera

Synopsis
Rike and Peyton fell in love in college.

A boy from the wrong side of the tracks, covered in ink and crooning in a bar is the last person a straight laced girl with a art major should fall for, but his rough edges made her jagged, alive, shaving away the coddled southern princess and revealing a soul wild and brilliant.

They fell in love, despite her family and his past and all the reasons why it wouldn’t work–and with their best friends, they made a life. Everyone was supposed to live happily ever after.

They, more than anyone, knows that life doesn’t go according to plan.

Rike and Peyton fell in love in college.

A boy with a guitar, and a poet’s heart, and a girl with freckles dusted over her nose, a perfect fucking fairy tale.

But what happens when the fairy tale doesn’t fall apart–but is forgotten?

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Author Nazarea Andrews

Author Nazarea Andrews

About the Author
Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories. When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binging watching TV shows on Netflix.

N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog.

She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Newsletter | Pinterest

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Release Day – Burn (Bayonet Scars Series) by JC Emery

Burn Release Day

Today is release day for Burn, the fifth book in the Bayonet Scars series by JC Emery. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt and a teaser, as well as information on the rest of the series.

Burn (Bayonet Scars Series) by J.C. Emery

Burn (Bayonet Scars Series) by J.C. Emery

About the Book:
Title:
Burn
Series: Bayonet Scars #5
Author: JC Emery
Release Date: July 23, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AUInktera | Scribd

Synopsis
Tragedy cuts deep. Revenge burns deeper.

The blood of their enemies coats the leather of their cuts and a trail of bodies lie in their wake, but the Forsaken Motorcycle Club isn’t done yet. Carlo Mancuso still needs to pay for his sins. Nobody knows that more than Ian Buckley, the Treasurer for Forsaken.

Ian prefers his pleasure mixed with pain and he’s only ever at peace when he’s doling out justice. Convinced that he’s too unstable and sadistic to take an old lady, he keeps his trysts, like all of his relationships, brief and anonymous. But with his club at war, and the stakes being so personal, Ian’s feeling the events around him more deeply than he expects.

Mindy Mercer is the sweet daughter of Fort Bragg’s most respectable cop. At least that’s how the town sees her. Very few people know the Mindy who hides her tracks and battles her cravings by lying to everyone around her. She thinks she has control of her addiction until she suffers an attack that leaves her searching for a way out of her own personal hell.

Mindy has never been more desperately in need of a savior and Ian has never seen a more beautifully destroyed creature in his life. Their attraction is intense, but their damage is extreme. Some scars never heal, and some people never get better.

Love is never more painful than when it can kill you.

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Burn Teaser

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Excerpt
“I didn’t even say anything.”

“Didn’t have to.” He stops at the deck, just feet from the front door. I have to back up a step to keep from literally stepping on his toes. “You get away with a lot with me because of shit you don’t even understand. I’ll tolerate whatever crap you want to throw my way as long as you remember your place with the club and with my brother.”

“I don’t understand.” I feel like I’ve been dropped into the conversation halfway through because I’m pretty much lost now.

“He likes you,” is his blunt explanation. When my eyebrows pull together in confusion he shakes his head and purses his lips like he’s thinking about what he wants to say. “More than likes you. Don’t take it for granted and don’t fuck it up. He chose you and I respect that, but make no mistake about it, babe. You do him dirty and you’ll answer to me.” I narrow my eyes and he leans in closer. His rank breath washes over my face.

“I won’t hesitate to slit your fucking throat if you fuck my brother over.”

I tilt my chin up, closer to his ear and lean in so we’re chest to chest. He’s taller than me by several inches, but I don’t care. He’s going to hear what I have to say and that’s all that matters.

“Threatening somebody with death only works if they’re afraid of dying.” I say the words slowly and with purpose, meaning every single one. If he wanted to scare me, he should have threatened to take away something that matters to me—like Ian.

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Ride (Bayonet Scars #1) by JC Emery

Ride (Bayonet Scars #1) by JC Emery

About Book 1:
Title:
Ride
Series: Bayonet Scars #1
Author: JC Emery
Release Date: October 25, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Death comes in Armani. Salvation comes in leather.

Principessa to the Mancuso crime family, Alexandra knows a thing or two about living outside the bounds of the law. Suffocated by the future her father has laid out for her, she makes a choice she can’t take back, changing the entire trajectory of her life.

Thrust into the dark and dangerous world of the Forsaken Motorcycle Club for her own protection, Alex finds herself faced with the last thing she needs right now: the man of her dreams. He’s sex in leather, the devil incarnate, and one hell of a kisser. But he’s also off-limits. Ryan Stone can be her friend, but he’s forbidden to be her lover.

Third-generation Forsaken, Ryan knows nothing other than life on two wheels, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. He enjoys the many privileges that come with the patch, and the only laws he recognizes are the ones set-forth by his club. That is, until who he wants more than anything isn’t allowed on the back of his bike —or in his bed. Balancing his desire for her body, and need to keep her safe, Ryan tries to keep Alex at a distance. Finally having made a choice for herself, she’s done hearing the word “no” and will push boundaries even Ryan himself doesn’t dare cross.

Love is never more tempting than when it’s forbidden.

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Thrash (Bayonet Scars #2) by JC Emery

Thrash (Bayonet Scars #2) by JC Emery

About Book 2:
Title:
Thrash
Series: Bayonet Scars #2
Author: JC Emery
Release Date: January 9, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Loneliness suffocates the heart. Acceptance breaks down walls.

As a Lost Girl to the Forsaken Motorcycle Club, Nicole Whelan knows how to party. She’s not cut-out for relationships and her life is way too complicated for anything more than casual encounters. But one night when she falls into Duke’s bed at the clubhouse, he sees something in her that he can’t let go of—no matter how many times she tries to run.

Having been left to raise her teenage brother, Jeremy, she’s already got her hands full and isn’t looking for anymore complications. But Duke’s just watched his best friend fall for the only girl he couldn’t have, and then almost lose her so shortly after, shaking him to his core. Faced with his own loneliness, he’s more determined than ever to break down Nic’s walls and show her that he can be good for her; but he’s got a bad track record and she’s got a bad temper. Changing his ways isn’t easy when he’s not sure what he’s even changing for.

The violence and turmoil are at an all-time high, and Forsaken is in a vulnerable place when a twist of fate breathes new life into the club. It’s a much-needed beacon of hope for the embattled biker family, even if everyone’s not exactly on board. With Duke and Nic’s relationship already on shaky ground, and something even more important at stake, the Forsaken Motorcycle Club will fight like hell to keep their family together and whole.

Love is never more precious than when it’s new.

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Rev (Bayonet Scars #3) by JC Emery

Rev (Bayonet Scars #3) by JC Emery

About Book 3:
Title:
Rev
Series: Bayonet Scars #3
Author: JC Emery
Release Date: May 19, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
With the looming threat from the Mancuso Crime Family, the Forsaken Motorcycle Club is preparing for a war that could destroy them. Grady, the club’s Sergeant-at-Arms, knows that love makes you weak, and he has zero interest in adding to his liabilities– especially now. He’s already got his teenage daughter who keeps him on his toes and a beef within the club that could fracture his relationship with a fellow brother for good.

For Holly Mercer, her life is finally getting on track and the last thing she wants is trouble from her hometown’s resident outlaws. Keeping her nose clean is easier said than done, when suddenly she finds herself embroiled in club business. Holly might like the idea of being with a real-life bad boy, but even being in the same room with tough-as-nails Grady flusters her.

When Holly inadvertently finds herself on Mancuso’s radar, she has two choices: trust that Grady will protect her, or continue to refuse the club’s help. Both roads are dangerous, but only one has the chance to damage her beyond repair.

Love is never more dangerous than when it can destroy you.

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Crush (Bayonet Scars #4) by J.C. Emery

Crush (Bayonet Scars #4) by JC Emery

About Book 4:
Title:
Crush
Series: Bayonet Scars #4
Author: JC Emery
Release Date: December 15, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Inktera | Scribd

Synopsis
Young love is always perfect. Until it’s not.

Cheyenne Grady is a total daddy’s girl to her bad-ass father, the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Forsaken Motorcycle Club. She’s funny, and kind, and she just wants that deep, earth-shattering love like her dad has with her school secretary, Holly. But Cheyenne’s been looking in the wrong direction, because the only good that can come from the way she looks at Jeremy Whelan is a lesson in heartbreak.

Jeremy always wanted to prospect for the Forsaken Motorcycle Club and wear the same patch as his father. When a life-long dream becomes reality, Jeremy realizes that the outlaw lifestyle is not for the faint of heart. Nor is it easy on relationships. He wants to be a good man, but temptation is everywhere.

Cheyenne is beautiful, and strong, and exactly what Jeremy could have forever. As long as he doesn’t screw it up.

Love is never more powerful than the first time.

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Vow (Bayonet Scars) by JC Emery

Vow (Bayonet Scars) by JC Emery

About The Novella – ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE BOX SET
Title:
Vow
Series: Bayonet Scars
Author: JC Emery
Release Date: December 15, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis
HE REFUSES TO GIVE IN. SHE REFUSES TO GIVE IT UP.

Alexandra Mancuso knows all about regrets. She talked to the wrong person and started a war that’s ravaged her newly adopted motorcycle club family and threatens to cost Alex her life. Now, she’s cautious with the commitments she makes.

Ryan Stone, road captain for the Forsaken Motorcycle Club regrets nothing—except putting Cub in danger one time too many. The Forsaken Motorcycle Club has a plan to end the war with the Mancuso crime family and they need everyone’s head in the game. But Ryan can’t focus on the club when he’s so distracted by a certain reckless brunette. She gives him everything except for what he really wants.

Today, he refuses to take no for an answer and maybe, just maybe, this time Alex won’t be able to stand her ground.

True love always defies the odds.

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Author JC Emery

Author JC Emery

About the Author
As a child, JC was fascinated by things that went bump in the night. As they say, some things never change. Now, as an adult, she divides her time between the sexy law men, mythical creatures, and kick-ass heroines that live inside her head and pursuing her bachelor’s degree in English. JC is a San Francisco Bay Area native, but has also called both Texas and Louisiana home. These days she rocks her flip flops year round in Northern California and can’t imagine a climate more beautiful.

JC writes adult, new adult, and young adult fiction. She dabbles in many different genres including science fiction, horror, chick lit, and murder mysteries, yet she is most enthralled by supernatural stories– and everything has at least a splash of romance.

Where to Find J.C. Emery
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Release Day + Giveaway – Messed Up and Magic by Holly Stone

Messed Up and Magic Release Day

Today is release day for Holly Stone’s Messed Up & Magic, a new adult contemporary romance. See below for information on the book, a teaser, and details on her giveaway.

Messed Up & Magic by Holly Stone

Messed Up & Magic by Holly Stone

About the Book
Title: Messed Up & Magic
Author: Holly Stone
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 17, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
Friday nights are about fish and chips, not finding sexy boys on your doorstep, particularly when the boy in question seems so lost.

Jack’s been Amy’s customer for years so they’re not exactly strangers, but he’s stunned when he finds himself homeless and she offers him a place to stay.

Amy’s desperate for change. Fed up with fulfilling her father’s expectations, she’s struggling to see a way out without letting him down. Suddenly faced with more issues than she can cope with, Amy turns to Jack for comfort. But as they get closer, and Jack’s troubles get deeper, he’s reluctant to make promises he can’t keep.

One lonely boy, trying to do the right thing.
One girl used to pushing her dreams aside.
Two hearts struggling with life and love.

Things are about to get all kinds of MESSED UP and MAGIC.

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About the Author
Hi! I’m Holly Stone. I live, work and write in London. Writing isn’t my day job but I love creating characters enough to do it in my spare time. When I’m not working, writing or parenting I’m reading, day dreaming about my next book and trying to stretch time like elastic!

I love people and chocolate and stories that grab you by the heart and squeeze. Before I became a mummy I traveled to cool places and studied ancient things and danced in heels and drank gin with orange juice. When my kids are grown I am planning to do all those things again, just wearing longer skirts!

Where to Find Holly Stone
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Release Day + Giveaway – Lust (The Allure Chronicles) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Lust Release Day

Today is release day for Alyssa Rose Ivy’s Lust, the second book in her new adult paranormal series, The Allure Chronicles. To celebrate, Book 1, Lure, is available for just $2.99 in eBook format and the prequel, Seduction’s Kiss, is free. See below for information on the book, an excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Lust (The Allure Chronicles #2) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Lust (The Allure Chronicles #2) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

About the Book
Title: Lust
Series: The Allure Chronicles #2
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Release Date: July 16, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
After years of searching Daisy and Owen have finally found each other, only to face the threat of being forced apart.

If they are unable to stop Daisy from becoming an Allure, she will forever lose the ability to love.

Desperate to stop the change before time runs out, they must decide what price they are willing to pay to save their love.

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Excerpt:
Preface

had no real choice. Only one answer was acceptable, yet giving it meant losing everything and anything I cared about. It meant losing Owen, and it meant losing myself.

“Daisy?” Owen looked deep into my eyes.

“I love you.” I didn’t think, I didn’t question. I crushed my lips against his, needing to soak up his taste and feel. He responded immediately, deepening the kiss as he wrapped me up in his arms.

Always and forever. Our promised words swirled through my head. Promised words that couldn’t possibly be true. But in that moment it didn’t matter. The truth couldn’t hurt us. Only time could.

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Seduction's Kiss (The Allure Chronicles #0.5) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Seduction’s Kiss (The Allure Chronicles #0.5) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

About the Prequel
Title: Seduction’s Kiss
Series: The Allure Chronicles #0.5
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Release Date: January 29, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis

Never agree to a road trip to New Orleans with your roommate. At least not when your roommate is dragging you along while she reconnects with an ex-boyfriend.

Possible consequences of failing to take my advice:

1) Unknowingly going out with a vampire stripper

2) Getting kidnapped by said vampire’s nest mates

3) Falling head over heels for your winged hero

Believe it or not number 3 is the worst one, especially when no one believes you that he exists.

*Prequel novella to Lure (The Allure Chronicles #1)*

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Lure (The Allure Chronicles #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Lure (The Allure Chronicles #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

About the Book
Title: Lure
Series: The Allure Chronicles #1
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Release Date: February 16, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
There’s danger in the beauty…

Two years, six months, and twenty-five days. That’s how long it had been since I’d seen my winged hero— not that I’d been counting.

I’d suffered through years of counseling just to convince my friends and family that I wasn’t crazy and knew he didn’t exist.

But he did. And I was done waiting.

Days after college graduation I headed back down to New Orleans to retrace my steps and find Owen again only to find my life was about to get even crazier… thanks to the most beautiful and dangerous of all paranormal creatures, the Allures.

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Author Alyssa Rose Ivy

Author Alyssa Rose Ivy

About the Author
Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting.

Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college.

After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write.

She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

Where to Find Alyssa Rose Ivy
Goodreads | Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

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Release Day – Weightless (Begin Again) by Gia Riley

Begin Again Series

Today is release day for Weightless, the second book in her Gia Riley’s new adult contemporary romance series, Begin Again. See below for for information on the book, buy links, and a couple of teasers.

Weightless (Begin Again #2) by Gia Riley

Weightless (Begin Again #2) by Gia Riley

About the Book
Title: Weightless
Series: Begin Again #2
Author: Gia Riley
Release Date: July 8, 2015
Genre:
New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
After a perfect summer, Sophie returns to college for her senior year. Leaving behind her greatest source of strength, she has to work even harder to keep her demons quiet. But when her past collides with her happiness for the final time, she’s faced with a new normal. Is she strong enough to stay on top? Does she believe she’s worthy of forever, or will she give it all up for a chance at peace?

One more try. One more chance.

Now a college graduate, Kipton stumbles upon the opportunity of a lifetime. Facing an unexpected long distance relationship, he’s struggling to find the perfect balance between life and love. All he wants is to protect his girl, but he doesn’t know how. Especially when she starts keeping secrets.

Fate has already determined their path. Time controls it. Are Sophie and Kipton strong enough to overcome the odds? Will they conquer the past once and for all?

Only one person knows the answer to free her – to make her weightless.

Weightless is the full-length follow-up to Lighter, and the conclusion to Sophie and Kipton’s story.

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Lighter (Begin Again #1) by Gia Riley

Lighter (Begin Again #1) by Gia Riley

About Book 1
Title: Lighter
Series: Begin Again #1
Author: Gia Riley
Release Date: February 16, 2015
Genre:
New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
What do you do when you can’t save the one you love?

Sophie can’t survive without control. Growing up with an alcoholic father, she craves the discipline of gymnastics. Feeling lost on a brand new college campus, she lets loose for the first time in her life. But with freedom comes consequences. Is one night everything she hopes? Or will she become her own worst nightmare?

Kipton’s one year away from graduation. He’s never thought beyond a one night stand until meeting his sister’s new roommate. Finally setting his sights on the girl he can’t resist, he’s more determined than ever when she won’t give in to his persuasions. He’s always gotten the girl, and he’s not about to give up without a fight.

Will Sophie be able to salvage her dreams and wage a war against her own vices? Can she finally let love in? Or will history repeat itself causing her to self-destruct?

Lighter isn’t your typical college romance. Darkness suffocates, dreams are dashed, and battles are lost. Love takes on a whole new meaning.

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Author Gia Riley

Author Gia Riley

About the Author
Gia Riley is a New Adult and Contemporary Romance author from the small but mighty state of Delaware. She’s a lover of all things romance and a firm believer that everyone deserves a happily ever after. Gia takes pride in creating real, personable, and entertaining characters.

Mother and wife by day, writer by night –she’s having a blast living her dream. When she’s not writing, you can find her roaming the isles of Kirkland’s or up to her elbows in Play-doh.

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou

Where to Find Gia Riley
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest
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Release Day + Giveaway and Sale – Addison (Mitchell/Healy Family) by Jennifer Foor

Addison Release Day

Today is release day for Addison, the latest novel in Jennifer Foor’s new adult contemporary series, Mitchell/Healy Family. To celebrate the release, the entire series is on sale today for just $0.99 each. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, and details on her giveaway.

Addison (Mitchell/Healy Family #6) by Jennifer Foor

Addison (Mitchell/Healy Family #6) by Jennifer Foor

About the Book
Title: Addison
Series: Mitchell/Healy Family #6
Author: Jennifer Foor
Release Date: July 6, 2015
Genre:
New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks

Synopsis
Addison Mitchell has been through tough times in her young life. She’s recovered from a drug addiction, and begun a future helping others with similar problems.

Unexpectedly, she meets Cole Chase. He’s handsome, thoughtful, and falls head over heels for her immediately.

There’s just one problem…

Carrying the same last name as someone who brought the Mitchell family so much pain leaves Cole unwelcome.

Addison’s parents and siblings will stop at nothing until they break up the couple.

Can Cole and Addison prove he’s nothing like his uncle, Tucker Chase, or will the past keep them from having a future?

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Noah (Mitchell Healy Family #1) by Jennifer Foor

Noah (Mitchell Healy Family #1) by Jennifer Foor

About Book 1
Title: Noah
Series: Mitchell/Healy Family #1
Author: Jennifer Foor
Release Date: May 17, 2014
Genre:
New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes

Synopsis
Being the son of Colton Mitchell isn’t what Noah Mitchell wants to be known for.

Though he works along side of his father, he feels the strain to go out on his own. Being the next in line to be in control of the family’s ranch, he debates on taking his life in a completely different direction.

Leaving town to clear his head he meets Shalan, a beautiful singer that longs for a life in the city.

As sparks fly, his family’s dreams for him seemingly go out the window.

Will Noah stick around to follow in the footsteps of his famous father, or will love lead him away?

This is Book 1 in the new series, Mitchell- Healy Cousins. You will still be able to enjoy all of the original characters from the original Mitchell Series.

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Isabella (Mitchell Healy #2) by Jennifer Foor

Isabella (Mitchell Healy #2) by Jennifer Foor

About Book 2
Title: Isabella
Series: Mitchell/Healy Family #2
Author: Jennifer Foor
Release Date: May 17, 2014
Genre:
New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes

Synopsis
One year ago Isabella Mitchell moved to Kentucky to live with her cousin Noah. Like her mother at her age, Isabella is drawn to men she shouldn’t be with.

When she travels back to North Carolina to see her parents, she and her ex have a one-night stand. She knows they are through, but sometimes what happens in the bedroom doesn’t always stay in the bedroom.

Eight weeks later Isabella finds out she’s pregnant. She can’t tell anyone, because she knows how upset they’ll be. While struggling with decisions, Isabella catches the attention of the mysterious Rusty Tillman, a ranch hand for the Mitchell family.

He’s handsome, hardworking, and ten years older. When Isabella refuses him, he takes it upon himself to claim the child as his own. Since she doesn’t want the family knowing the real father she goes along with the lie. The only problem is that Rusty wants more.

Can Isabella open her heart to a new love, or will she go back to the only man she’s ever loved?

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Christian (Mitchell Healy Family #3) by Jennifer Foor

Christian (Mitchell Healy Family #3) by Jennifer Foor

About Book 3
Title: Christian
Series: Mitchell/Healy Family #3
Author: Jennifer Foor
Release Date: December 8, 2014
Genre:
New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Scribd. | Inktera

Synopsis
Christian Mitchell has always made her parents proud. She excels in everything she puts her mind to, and because of her intelligence, has warranted herself a top notch education at Kentucky State University. Though an achievement to be proud of, Christian longs for something else.

To be accepted by her peers.

To be popular.

To be loved.

Now in her junior year of college, Christian moves from the dorm to a house with other female students. She’s on a mission to break out of her shell, and she’s willing to do just about anything to make it happen. When her plan results in tragedy, Christian is left vulnerable, and more alone than she’s ever been. She can’t tell her family, who’d never understand, and she refuses to share what occurred with her best friend Ethan, because of their romantic past.

Will Christian find what she’s desperately searching for, or will her actions have dire consequences that can cost her so much more than she could ever imagine?

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Jake (Mitchell-Healy #4) by Jennifer Foor

Jake (Mitchell-Healy #4) by Jennifer Foor

About Book 4
Title: Jake
Series: Mitchell/Healy Family #4
Author: Jennifer Foor
Release Date: February 8, 2014
Genre:
New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Jake Mitchell has spent his whole life tied at the hip with his best friend and twin brother Jax. They’ve shared everything, except for women, which was easy since their tastes were so different.

From the moment she walked into the room Jake knew she was special, with her flowing brown locks, supple body, and a smile that could brighten any day. An accident leaves her vulnerable and in the arms of his brother. From that moment she’s in awe of Jax.

Jake tries his best to keep away from Reese Miller. He disrespects her and tells everyone how much she annoys him to make sure she stays at a distance.

Reese can’t stand that Jake hates her. She’s determined to change his mind, not knowing he’s desperately trying to protect his relationship with his brother, and his family.

When the two find themselves alone during a winter storm all bets are off, and what happens next could change everything, including the bond between two brothers.

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Jax (Mitchell-Healy #5) by Jennifer Foor

Jax (Mitchell-Healy #5) by Jennifer Foor

About Book 5
Title: Jax
Series: Mitchell/Healy Family #5
Author: Jennifer Foor
Release Date: February 8, 2014
Genre:
New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Jax Mitchell isn’t the only one with his handsome face, though he wishes that were different.

Everything’s changed in a short amount of time, after his twin brother came between him and his girlfriend, Reese.

With the hurt still lingering in every direction he turns, Jax picks up and moves to Kentucky to work on his uncle’s cattle ranch.

It isn’t long until he meets someone that not only helps him get over Reese, but also encourages him to forgive his brother.

Can the twins make amends or has the damage that’s been done too much to forget?

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Author Jennifer Foor

Author Jennifer Foor

About the Author
Jennifer Foor is an award winning Contemporary Romance Author. She’s best known for the Mitchell Family Series, which includes ten books.

She is married with two children and spends most of her time behind a keyboard, writing stories that come from her heart.

Where to Find Jennifer Foor
Website | Facebook | Twitter Goodreads | Amazon

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Release Day + Giveaway – Right Next Door by A.J. Pryor

Right Next Door Release Day

Today is release day for Right Next Door, a contemporary romance from author, A.J. Pryor. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Right Next Door by A.J. Pryor

Right Next Door by A.J. Pryor

About the Book
Title:
 Right Next Door
Author: A.J. Pryor
Release Date: June 30, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Adult Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo

Synopsis
My fiancé is officially a married man. The only problem is that he isn’t married to me. . .

Addison Peacock has been stuck in the same seaside town her entire life. When her college boyfriend proposes the night before graduation, she can finally see the future she’d always dreamt about. But the sudden illness of her father causes her to put that future on hold, and her soon-to-be husband leaves, with nothing but a promise that one day he’ll return.

Now, five years later, he’s kept that promise. There’s only one problem . . . he’s already married. Crushed twice by the same man, Addison needs a distraction, someone to get her back on her feet and mend her broken heart. As luck would have it, Damian Walker has just moved in next door.

Having rebuilt his own life after a drunk driver stole his career, his heart . . . everything, Damian knows what it’s going to take to get Addison’s life back on track. But he’s not going to be anyone’s rebound. His life is complicated . . . there’s no room for one-night stands. Until Addison knows what she’s looking for, neighbors are all they’ll ever be.

One shared wall, two sun-kissed balconies, and a chance at love…a twist of fate. Could the possibility of a future be right next door?

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Excerpt
Barreling out of her apartment in black leggings and a white tank that accentuates those perfect breasts I’m thinking this run, may be the death of me. I already want to trail my hands along the smooth curves of her hips and take those tight black pants right off her body. My breath gets shallow as I near her, my body reacting to what she does to me.

She seems tense, worried about something as I approach. Her top lip is securely hidden under her straight white bottom teeth and she’s eyeing me as I walk toward her.

“Loosen up, Addison. I’m not going to bite.” Running my hand along her ponytail, I give it a slight tug before heading down the stairs, assuming she’ll follow. “Unless of course you ask me to.”

I’m at the bottom of the staircase stretching, and she’s still waiting up top. Where’s the playful girl from ten minutes ago?

“You coming?”

Whatever had been bothering her seems to vanish as she puts her smile back on and bounces down to me. “Not yet,” she mumbles as she descends the stairs. It’s clear she was talking to herself, not realizing that her double meaning was loud and echoing in my own ears. I instantly get a semi erection at the image of those intense eyes glossing over in ecstasy, her lips parted and my name falling off her tongue.

Standing close, she places a hand on my shoulder for support as she grabs her foot to stretch. Her head is right under my chin, her soft scent surrounding me. Gently I hold onto her arms and keep her steady as she changes legs. The urge to lean down and kiss her overwhelms me as I hold her delicate shoulders, her bottom lip secure under her front teeth.

She’s stunning; her long dark hair is pulled back, her eyes deep in concentration on what she’s doing. I want to tell her how beautiful she is, caught up in this moment with her. The words are on the tip of my tongue when she steps back and pats my ass, taking off at a slow jog. I smile to myself and watch her from behind. Next time she touches my ass, I’m kissing her, no questions asked.

She’s keeping up with me stride for stride as we take off down the beach path. Her breath is coming in gasps, and a sheen of sweat has begun beading on her forehead. I’m barely breaking a sweat, but I’ll get my workout in tomorrow morning at the track, or if I’m lucky, maybe tonight between my sheets. Looking down at her from the corner of my eye, I’m happy to see that she’s now more relaxed.

“How’s the girlfriend search?”

I almost trip on that damn tree root.

“In progress.”

“That doesn’t answer my question.” She’s having a hard time talking, winded from our pace and I think I should speed us up further so she can’t talk at all.

“I’m working on a few prospects at the moment. If any of them pan out I’ll let you know.”

She rolls her eyes and I want to throw her in the sand and kiss her, make her forget she asked me a question in the first place.

“Do you always run at night?” she asks between labored breaths. What’s with the twenty questions?

“No. I’m a morning person.”

Her eyes dart in my direction, as a curious look crosses her face.

“You have a dirty mind, Green Eyes.”

Bumping into me, she argues the topic, barely getting her words out she’s straining so hard. “How do you know,” she takes in a big breath, “what was on my mind?”

“Everything you think is written all over your face. And for your information, yes, I love the mornings.”

She stops mid-stride and bends over in laughter, her arms across her midsection as she tries to catch her breath. Suddenly she’s in the sand not even trying to get a handle on the giggles erupting from the depth of her gut. Sand is in her hair and sticks to the sweat that’s covering her skin. Her cheeks were already a rosy color and now they’re turning bright red.

I sit down beside her, my arms propped up on my knees waiting for her to calm down.

When she finally gets a handle on herself, she lies flat on her back and stares up at the sky, her eyes suddenly far away, looking like they’re searching for answers to some unasked question. “My ex was a morning person too. I loved it. It’s quiet outside, and still dark in the bedroom. It’s like a secret time where you feel like you’re the only two people on the planet awake and you’re sharing a piece of yourself with each other. A silent communication that only the two of you can understand.”

Unexpected sadness washes over me listening to Addison long for a situation that clearly doesn’t exist in her life anymore. Whoever her ex is must be a real asshole.

She deserves better than an asshole.

She deserves me.

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Author A.J. Pryor

Author A.J. Pryor

About the Author
A.J. Pryor lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.

If not home writing, you can find her at the beach, the yoga studio or the soccer field with her girls.

An avid reader of contemporary romance, new adult and young adult novels, her Kindle is always within reach.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Where to Find A.J. Pryor
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Release Day + Giveaway – Hard to Let Go (Hard Ink Series) by Laura Kaye

Hard to Let Go Release Day

Today is release day for Hard to Let Go, the fourth book in Laura Kaye’s dark romantic suspense series, The Hard Ink Series. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Hard to Let Go (Hard Ink #4) by Laura Kaye

Hard to Let Go (Hard Ink #4) by Laura Kaye

About the Book
Title:
 Hard to Let Go
Series: Hard Ink #4
Author: Laura Kaye
Release Date: June 30, 2015
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Genre: Contemporary Adult Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo

Synopsis
Beckett Murda hates to dwell on the past. But his investigation into the ambush that killed half his Special Forces team and ended his Army career gives him little choice.

Just when his team learns how powerful their enemies are, hard-ass Beckett encounters his biggest complication yet—a seductive, feisty Katherine Rixey.

A tough, stubborn prosecutor, Kat visits her brothers’ Hard Ink Tattoo shop following a bad break-up—and finds herself staring down the barrel of a stranger’s gun. Beckett is hard-bodied and sexy as hell, but he’s also the most infuriating man ever.

Worse, Kat’s brothers are at war with the criminals her office is investigating. When Kat joins the fight, she lands straight in Beckett’s sights . . . and in his arms. Not to mention their enemies’ crosshairs.

Now Beckett and Kat must set aside their differences to work together, because the only thing sweeter than justice is finding love and never letting go.

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Taking a deep breath, Beckett knocked on the door.

No answer.

He turned the knob, and the door opened.

“Go away,” came a strained voice.

Beckett poked his head through the opening. Kat sat in a ball in the corner, her legs pulled up to her chest, her arms hugging herself tight.

“Aw, Jesus, Beckett. Really?” Her face was splotchy and her eyes watery, though he didn’t see any tears.

Ten-to-one she was going through some adrenaline letdown right now, too. Which no doubt made it all worse. That shit could fuck you up even when you were used to how it left you feeling drained and shaky, by how all the stress you’d suppressed during the height of the crisis boomeranged twice over after the fact.

He came into the room, closed the door, and turned the lock for good measure. And then he crossed to Kat, scooped his arms under her knees and behind her back and lifted her up against him.

She smacked his chest. “Put me down.”

“No.” He moved to the edge of the bed.

“I don’t need this right now, Beckett. Put me down.”

“Yes, you do,” he said, sitting on the edge of the mattress. He pulled her face in against his throat and smoothed her hair back from her cheek. She trembled against him, just the littlest bit, her skin hot to the touch. He pressed a kiss to her forehead and hugged her tighter. “You did good, kid.”

Every one of her muscles went tight. Her hand fisted in his shirt. And her breath caught as she buried her face against his neck and shoulder.

Then Kat burst out crying.

And it was like being torn apart and put back together, all at once. He hated her pain, but he adored that she wasn’t hiding herself from him, and that she was letting him be there for her.

He didn’t shush her, or try to talk her down, or encourage her to dry her eyes. To be sure, her tears were like daggers in his heart—they hurt like fucking hell. But the only way she was going to feel better was to let this shit out. Ironic realization for him—he did actually see that. But just because you could see what was good for others didn’t mean you had the first goddamned idea how to apply those principles in your own life. And that was a problem for another time anyway.

What mattered right now was Kat. What mattered … was Kat.

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Hard Ink Series

Other books in the Hard Ink Series
Hard As It Gets
Hard As You Can
Hard to Old On To
Hard to Come By
Hard to be Good

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Author Laura Kaye

Author Laura Kaye

About the Author
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance.

Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal.

She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

Where to Find Laura Kaye
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Newsletter

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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – Chasing the Wind (After the Fall) by Nazarea Andrews

Chasing the Wind Blog Tour

Welcome to the next stop on the Chasing the Wind blog tour. Chasing the Wind is the second book in the new adult scifi fantasy adventure/dystopian adventure series, After the Fall by Nazarea Andrews. See below for information on the book, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

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Chasing the Wind (After the Fall #2) by Nazarea Andrews

Chasing the Wind (After the Fall #2) by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: Chasing the Wind
Series: After the Fall #2
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Genre: New Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy/Dystopian
Release Date: June 18, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Kaida grew up in two worlds–a child in the Manor raised by Sabah before she was granted Citzenship. But the only place she has ever felt like she’s belonged is with Cedric and Guin, the boys she grew up with.

When Cedric’s involvement in a rebel faction goes wrong, the Commission exiles her and holds Guin hostage. Now, she’s on her own for the first time, and searching for the sister who left her behind and a princess who was stolen from the City–and then she stumbles across a face from the past.

Hawke has been an outcast since his Tribe died. When he finds Sabah’s sister on the road, he agrees to help her.

But as they search the wilds and grow closer, his disdain for her is slowly replaced by a deep attraction for the girl who faces every challenge so bravely.

And as the City’s deadline dwindles, and the boy she loves hangs in the balance, Hawke is left to wonder if he is protecting her, or if he the biggest threat she will face.

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Excerpt
The Rover’s Son smiles, but he doesn’t say anything else to me as he kisses Kaida’s hand and then strides into the gloom.

For a long minute, we stand still, staring after him in silence. Then she shivers, a convulsive shudder, and I shove her toward the wagon, almost throwing her into it.

She lands with a soft grunt and I stare at her in the sol light. Outraged doesn’t begin to describe what I am right now. And from the way her chin goes up and her shoulders go back, she knows it.

“What the hell was he doing in my wagon?” I snap, “Did he touch anything?”

“You mean aside from me,” she demand, her voice bitter, and I freeze in my quick scan of the interior of my home. Stare at her hard until her gaze drops.

“Tell me what happened.” I say, and she looks away.

“He showed up a little bit ago. Wanted to talk.”

“Was Cedric still here?”

Her gaze, startled and a little bit afraid, swings up to me. Good. Let her be afraid.

 

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Edge of the Falls (After the Fall #1) by Nazarea Andrews

Edge of the Falls (After the Fall #1) by Nazarea Andrews

About Book 1
Title: Edge of the Falls
Series: After the Fall #1
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Genre: New Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy/Dystopian
Release Date: March 12, 2013
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
In a world torn apart by science and war, an outcast finds love with a beast.

Sabah has lived outside the Commission’s control her entire life.

But as she approaches the age of Majority, her guardian pushes her to make a choice: life in the wild with a boy she barely knows, or a place in the nearby City with Berg, the boy she’s known since childhood.

But when Arjun, a monster created by scientists, saves her life, everything Sabah knows begins to change.

Hidden away from her life and family, Sabah finds herself trusting the beast when he tells her secrets and more—falling in love with a creature she’s spent a lifetime fearing.

But in a world where control is everything, and life is something you fight for—can a love that defies society survive?

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

She is the author of the University of Branton series, Neverland Found series and Edge of the Falls.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Amazon

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Release Day + Giveaway – Chasing the Wind (After the Fall) by Nazarea Andrews

Chasing the Wind Release Day

Today is release day for Chasing the Wind, the second book in the new adult scifi fantasy adventure/dystopian adventure series, After the Fall by Nazarea Andrews. See below for information on the book, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

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Chasing the Wind (After the Fall #2) by Nazarea Andrews

Chasing the Wind (After the Fall #2) by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: Chasing the Wind
Series: After the Fall #2
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Genre: New Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy/Dystopian
Release Date: June 18, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Kaida grew up in two worlds–a child in the Manor raised by Sabah before she was granted Citzenship. But the only place she has ever felt like she’s belonged is with Cedric and Guin, the boys she grew up with.

When Cedric’s involvement in a rebel faction goes wrong, the Commission exiles her and holds Guin hostage. Now, she’s on her own for the first time, and searching for the sister who left her behind and a princess who was stolen from the City–and then she stumbles across a face from the past.

Hawke has been an outcast since his Tribe died. When he finds Sabah’s sister on the road, he agrees to help her.

But as they search the wilds and grow closer, his disdain for her is slowly replaced by a deep attraction for the girl who faces every challenge so bravely.

And as the City’s deadline dwindles, and the boy she loves hangs in the balance, Hawke is left to wonder if he is protecting her, or if he the biggest threat she will face.

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Excerpt
What will Sabah do, when she realizes what I’ve brought her? For the first time, I let myself worry. She could be furious. There’s no real way of knowing, with Sabah.

But then, she could be thrilled. It’s the first time she’s had contact with any of her people from before she disappeared into the Wilds.

A familiar lance of regret goes through me. Sabah and I would never have made a good pairing. I know it, and try to console myself with that knowledge as I cut a rabbit free of my snare. But it’s hard to accept that when she’s so damn gorgeous and full of fire. She would make a good Tribeswoman. If she could swallow the Claiming.

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Edge of the Falls (After the Fall #1) by Nazarea Andrews

Edge of the Falls (After the Fall #1) by Nazarea Andrews

About Book 1
Title: Edge of the Falls
Series: After the Fall #1
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Genre: New Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy/Dystopian
Release Date: March 12, 2013
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
In a world torn apart by science and war, an outcast finds love with a beast.

Sabah has lived outside the Commission’s control her entire life.

But as she approaches the age of Majority, her guardian pushes her to make a choice: life in the wild with a boy she barely knows, or a place in the nearby City with Berg, the boy she’s known since childhood.

But when Arjun, a monster created by scientists, saves her life, everything Sabah knows begins to change.

Hidden away from her life and family, Sabah finds herself trusting the beast when he tells her secrets and more—falling in love with a creature she’s spent a lifetime fearing.

But in a world where control is everything, and life is something you fight for—can a love that defies society survive?

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

She is the author of the University of Branton series, Neverland Found series and Edge of the Falls.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

Where to Find Nazarea Andrews
Goodreads Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Amazon

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Release Day + Giveaway – Scorched (Frigid Series) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Scorched Release Week

Today is release day for New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Scorched, the second book in her new adult contemporary series, FrigidSee below for information on the book, an exclusive excerpt, a couple of teasers, and details on her giveaway.

Scorched (Frigid #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Scorched (Frigid #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

About the Book
Title: Scorched
Series: Frigid #2
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: June 16, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks

Synopsis
Sometimes life leaves a mark…

Most days, Andrea doesn’t know whether she wants to kiss Tanner or punch him in the gut. He is seriously hot, with legit bedroom eyes and that firefighter body of his, but he’s a major player, and they can’t get along for more than a handful of minutes. Until now.

Tanner knows he and Andrea have had an epic love/hate relationship for as long as he can remember, but he wants more love than hate from her. He wants her. Now. Tomorrow. But the more he gets to know her, the more it becomes obvious that Andrea has a problem. She’s teetering on the edge and every time he tries to catch her, she slips through his fingers.

Andrea’s life is spiraling out of control, and it doesn’t matter that Tanner wants to save her, because when everything falls apart and she’s speeding toward rock bottom, only she can save herself.

Sometimes life makes you work for that happily ever after…

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Praise for SCORCHED:
“Armentrout’s latest new adult offering tackles substance abuse and mental illness — and, thankfully, the love of a good man is not going to be what heals this heroine.” – RT Book Reviews

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Excerpt
Tanner

Aw, shit.

I watched Andrea walk into the living room, the normal twitch of her hips absent. No one swayed ass like Andrea, and seeing it gone from her step was answer enough. Our normal whatever-the-fuck-it-was between us had gone further than I intended. No doubt what I’d said had cut her, but shit, it was no different than any other day.

My hand tightened on the neck of the bottle. For the life of me, I had no idea what the hell Andrea Walters’s problem was. Honestly. No fucking clue. One minute, sweet and sugary words parted those pouty pink lips of hers. Next second, she was a fire-breathing dragon from hell—a hot, fire-breathing dragon, but still. Her moods flipped more quickly than cups did during a game of flip cup.

Maybe it was because she was a redhead?

I smirked.

She’d always been this way with me, and the most fucked-up think about it, there was a part of me that actually looked forward to whatever was going to come out of her mouth. Twisted as fuck. It was like a game between us, to see who could hit the hardest without lifting a finger. If nothing else, it was damn entertaining—or at least, it had been until now. Now, I wasn’t too sure about it.

Those pretty doe eyes of hers had looked suspiciously damp right before she’d looked away, and yeah…that didn’t sit right with me.

Kyler shot me a look as he walked past me and grabbed a beer out of the fridge, but I watched Andrea sit on the edge of the couch, her posture unnaturally rigid.

Sydney leaned against the arm. “We’re thinking about leaving early in the morning, around six.”

My gaze flicked to Andrea, expecting her to make some kind of crack about not getting up that early, but she was abnormally quiet. My spine stiffened.

“That should put us at the cabin between nine and ten in the morning, depending on traffic.” Kyler stood beside me as he screwed off the cap. “Then we’ll be heading back the following Monday.”

“Sounds good to me.” I didn’t take my eyes off Andrea as she fiddled with a strap on her sandals, slipping them onto her feet.

Sydney glanced at me, smiling softly. “You’re definitely off from the fire department?”

I nodded. Kyler had mentioned weeks ago about wanting to hit up the cabin before everyone headed back to class, and I’d requested the time off then. Which had meant I’d pulled a lot of doubles, but I hadn’t minded it. Wasn’t too different from the twelve-hour shifts we worked in the first place, and I’d only be there until February of next year, and then I was off to the academy. Not that I was in any hurry to leave the fire department, but being a cop was in my blood. Except I wanted to be a good cop. I’d probably still volunteer at the fire hall once I knew what kind of schedule I was looking at on the force.

“It makes sense if we drive up together.” Sydney toyed with a strand of her hair. “Kyler and I can pick you two up.”

Andrea had twisted toward Sydney and started to protest the whole idea of taking one car. I zoned out, staring at her as the bottle of beer dangled from the tips of my fingers.

Damn…she was a cute girl. Nah, she was more than cute, and it wasn’t like this was the first time I’d noticed that. From the first time I’d seen her at the bar with Sydney, she’d done more than just poke my interest. Hell, anyone with eyes knew she was a very pretty girl. Lush lips. Freckled cheeks and thick, dark eyelashes. Come to think of it, she reminded me of a girl I’d had a crush on in middle school. Hell, couldn’t remember that chick’s name, but she’d had freckles and red hair. I think I used to pull on her braids or some annoying shit like that. My lips tipped up in a small grin as I lifted the bottle to my mouth. Andrea was a motherfucking firecracker, though, not the kind of girl who was easily tamed.

Hell, not the kind of girl you even wanted to tame.

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Scorched Teaser #1

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Frigid (Frigid #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Frigid (Frigid #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

About Book 1
Title: Frigid
Series: Frigid #1
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: July 15, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks

Synopsis
For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn’t anything new. They’d been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the ‘man’ in man-whore. He’s never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn’t want to risk their friendship by declaring her love.

Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she’s perfect and she’s everything. But the feelings he has for her, he’s always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have.

But when they’re stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor’easter, there’s nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.

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Scorched Teaser #2

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Author Jennifer L. Armentrout

Author Jennifer L. Armentrout

About the Author
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Find Jennifer L. Armentrout
Goodreads | Website | Facebook Twitter

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Release Day – Dead Silence (A Valkyrie Novel) by T.G. Ayer

Dead Silence Release Day

Today is release day for Dead Silence, the fifth book in the young adult fantasy/paranormal series, Valkyrie by T.G. Ayer. See below for information on the book, as well as information on the first book in the series, Dead Radiance, available for free.

Dead Silence (Valkyrie #5) by T.G. Ayer

Dead Silence (Valkyrie #5) by T.G. Ayer

About the Book
Title: Dead Silence
Series: Valkyrie #5
Authors: T.G. Ayer
Release Date: May 20, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Ragnarok is upon the worlds, and the time to fight is now. They come from all of the Nine Realms. Dark Elves, Dragons, Frost Giants, Elves … They all come to fight for Odin.

And they answer to Valkyrie Brynhildr.

Tricked by Loki, Bryn is now imprisoned and finding a way out is harder than it seems. Time is running out for those who fight for Odin and while Aidan’s absence is felt by all, Bryn and her team know there is no time to waste.

But Bryn is determined to find him, and stop him using every means necessary. From poisoned water to black goo, to an electronically monitored Bifrost, Bryn will use all the tricks up her sleeves to save Odin and the Nine Realms.

The war is nature and there is disaster all across the Nine Realms.

Ragnarok is here …

In this, the 5th, and final, exhilarating installment in the Valkyrie series, Bryn takes on Loki with her eye on bringing him to the Vigrid Plains, the site of the final battle of Ragnarok. From all across the world, Bryn and all her teams do all they can, battling naturals disasters and murderous attackers to prevent the end of the world.

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Haven’t started the series yet? Well, now’s your chance. Pick up book 1, Dead Radiance, for free.

Dead Radiance (Valkyrie #1) by T.G. Ayer

Dead Radiance (Valkyrie #1) by T.G. Ayer

About Book 1
Title: Dead Radiance
Series: Valkyrie #1
Authors: T.G. Ayer
Release Date: February 25, 2012
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Bryn Halbrook had always seen the glow. But it is only when her best friend dies that she discovers the meaning of those beautiful golden auras — Death. Alone, lost in the foster system, she struggles to understand who she is and why she was cursed with the ability to see the soon-to-be-dead.

The new foster kid, Aidan, isn’t helping any. Mr. Perfect seems to fit in no matter what, making her feel even more pathetic. But when his affections turn to her, Bryn finds him hard to resist. Impossible actually. A mystery himself, Aidan disappears, leaving behind a broken heart and a mysterious book that suggests Bryn might not be entirely human.

Bryn stands at the threshold of a journey of discovery. Will destiny help her find herself, find her purpose and her place in a world in which she’d never belonged?

Excerpt:
That day I knew for sure. I’d lost control of my tears then. They fell in huge, mocking drops. I stared at Joshua through those bitter tears, my heart missing beats as I tried to remember to breathe.

I finally knew what the glow meant.

I was a freak and Joshua was going to die.

 

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Author T.G. Ayer

Author T.G. Ayer

About the Author
I have been a writer since I was old enough to recognize that reading was a doorway into my imagination. Books were my best friends, my escape, my haven. I am essentially a recluse and am blessed with a husband who has left me for golf. It’s a fair trade as I have left him for writing. We are both passionate supporters of each others loves – it works wonderfully…

My heart is currently broken in two. One half resides in South Africa where my old roots still remain, and my heart still longs for the endless beaches and the smell of moist soil after a summer downpour.

The other half of me has been transplanted to the island of New Zealand. A land of green, pure beauty that truly inspires. And because I am so torn between these two lands – I shall forever remain crosseyed.

Where to Find T.G. Ayer
Goodreads | Website | Twitter | Facebook

Release Day + Giveaway – Love Laughter and Steamy Ever Afters

Love Laughter and Steamy Ever Afters Release Day

Today is release day for Love Laughter and Steamy Ever Afters, by some of today’s hottest romance authors. You can get all ten full-length novels, over 2,000 pages, for the low price of just $0.99. See below for information on the anthology and details on the giveaway.

Love Laughter and Steamy Ever Afters

Love Laughter and Steamy Ever Afters

About the Book
Title: Love Laughter and Steamy Ever Afters
Authors: Bella Andre, Melissa Foster, Lauren Blakely, Violet Duke, Sawyer Bennett, Carly Phillips, Melanie Shawn, Erin Nicholas, Jessie Evans, and Crista McHugh
Release Date: May 19, 2015
Genre: Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Ten Novels by Ten New York Times Bestselling Authors

From the hot big city heroes that make us melt, to the sassy small town heroines that make us smile, this limited edition collection has something for everyone. Ten sexy and sweet full-length novels—a wide mix of fun, heart-tugging, addictively romantic love stories—each handpicked by an all-star gathering of ten of today’s most popular contemporary romance authors.

— Ten NYT Bestselling Authors
— Ten full-length, standalone novels (no cliffhangers!) spanning 2,800+ pages
— Over 97% off retail for the individual books sold separately
— Only available until June (So snag your copy today!)

THIS BOXED SET INCLUDES:
BELLA ANDRE – Can’t Help Falling in Love (The Sullivans)
MELISSA FOSTER – Seaside Dreams (Seaside Summers)
LAUREN BLAKELY – Trophy Husband (Caught Up in Love)
VIOLET DUKE – Love, Tussles, and Takedowns (Cactus Creek)
SAWYER BENNETT – On the Rocks (The Last Call)
CARLY PHILLIPS – Dare to Desire (Dare to Love)
ERIN NICHOLAS – Out of Bounds (Boys of Fall)
MELANIE SHAWN – Actually Love (Crossroads)
JESSIE EVANS – Diamonds and Dust (Lonesome Point Texas)
CRISTA MCHUGH – Falling for the Wingman (The Kelly Brothers)

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Having sold more than 3 million books, NYT, USA Today & Publisher’s Weekly Bestselling author BELLA ANDRE’s novels have been #1 bestsellers all over the world. The Washington Post has called her “One of the top digital writers in America.”

NYT & USA Today Bestselling and Award-Winning author MELISSA FOSTER writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction.

Seaside Dreams by Melissa Foster

Seaside Dreams by Melissa Foster

A former professor of English Education, VIOLET DUKE is a NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary romance whose novels have been Top 10 bestsellers in the US and internationally.

LAUREN BLAKELY writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and she has had 7 books on the NYT Bestseller list and 11 on the USA Today Bestseller list.

Trophy Husband by Lauren Blakely

Trophy Husband by Lauren Blakely

NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author CARLY PHILLIPS has had a successful 15 year career with various New York publishing houses, publishing over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels.

SAWYER BENNETT is the NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author of several contemporary romances including the Off Series, Legal Affairs Series, Last Call Series, and Cold Fury series.

On The Rocks by Sawyer Bennett

On The Rocks by Sawyer Bennett

NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author ERIN NICHOLAS is the author of sexy contemporary romances. Her stories have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy and fun.

Out of Bounds by Erin Nicholas

Out of Bounds by Erin Nicholas

MELANIE SHAWN is the NYT & USA Today Bestselling writing team of sister duo Melanie and Shawna who have joined forces to create a world where true love and happily ever after always has a sexy twist!

NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author, JESSIE EVANS, gave up a career as an international woman of mystery to write the sexy, contemporary romances she loves to read. She’s married to the man of her dreams in a cottage in the jungle.

Diamonds and Dust by Jessie Evans

Diamonds and Dust by Jessie Evans

CRISTA MCHUGH is a NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author of fantasy and romance with heroines who are smart, sexy, and anything but ordinary.  She currently lives in the Audi-filled suburbs of Seattle with her husband and two children.

Falling for the Wingman by Crista McHugh

Falling for the Wingman by Crista McHugh

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Release Day – Only Forever (Only Series) by Cristin Harber

Only Forever Release Day

Today is release day for Only Forever, the fourth novella in New York Times bestselling author, Cristin Harber’s Only series. See below for information about the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Only Forever (Only Series #4) by Cristin Harber

Only Forever (Only Series #4) by Cristin Harber

About the Book
Title: Only Forever
Series: Only #4
Author: Cristin Harber
Publisher: Mill Creek Press
Release Date: May 28, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
The fourth and final installment of the Only series. Must be read in order.

There comes a time when Emma must face the secret she kept from Grayson. But she never thought it would be while she stood on stage at Emerald’s. The seconds she has to convey that her life is in danger are lost in the devastation that she sees rip through him.

She pinches her eyes closed. “Don’t leave me. No matter how mad you are, please, please don’t leave me here alone.”

But there’s more on the line than just Emma’s safety. There’s the danger that brought Titan’s Delta team in to the strip club in the first place. A threat that’s too close to home, too close to the family, the daughter and woman Grayson plans to claim.

I push away the sudden spring of fear. Life’s too unknown, with hidden enemies and unseen terrors. The idea that I could lose her again… it’s unbearable.

A love story like Grayson and Emma needs a forever love, and somehow they’ll find their way to her fairytale.

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Excerpt
“You’ve always been by my side. From the day we met. And God knows there were years of secrets and storms and pain and tears, until I came out the other side.”

“Gray…”

“I’m a better man, and I exist for you, for us.” I hold my breath and watch her silence. My chest hurts; my lungs burn. My throat is tight as I choke on the decades’ worth of sentiment. “I love both of you so deeply that my survival, my sanity, would be gone if I couldn’t be yours.”

My voice cracks, and her lips find mine. It’s a soft kiss but packs a powerful punch. She whispers, “We’re yours forever.”

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Only For Him (Only #1) by Cristin Harber

Only For Him (Only #1) by Cristin Harber

About Book 1
Title: Only for Him
Series: Only #1
Author: Cristin Harber
Publisher: Mill Creek Press
Release Date: February 24, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Grayson Ford and Emma Kinglsey—close since they were kids, opposites in every way. He’s the stuff high school crushes are made of, Mister Popular, and captain of every team. She’s artsy, cute, and not in his league, though fully aware of Summerland’s “I Dream of Dating Grayson Ford” support group.

I can’t say no. The girl’s had my heart since before I knew it went missing.

He hides a life of hell. His father hates him, his mother’s gone. Emma is his only savior, yet she doesn’t know her power over him. She’s the only girl he wants, the only one he could ever tell—though he won’t.

I’m stronger, bigger, more of a man than he’ll ever be, but because I ruined his life, I’ve taken his crap, his attacks, the vulgar nature of his existence.

Until she discovers Gray’s embarrassment, his humiliation. Emma fights for him, for a chance. Theirs is a Cinderella story that she believes impossible. But as the layers peel back, it’s just a guy who needs a girl in order to keep breathing.

My mind is already doodling Mrs. Grayson Ford in imaginary notebooks. He has no clue where my head is at… But, given that I didn’t see what just happened coming, maybe I have no clue where his head is at either.

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Only For Her (Only #2) by Cristin Harber

Only For Her (Only #2) by Cristin Harber

About Book 2
Title: Only for Her
Series: Only #2
Author: Cristin Harber
Publisher: Mill Creek Press
Release Date: March 17, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
The second installment in the Only series. Must read book one first!!

First loves never die but Grayson Ford comes close. Bleeding out in a war zone, he barters with God. Bring him back alive, and he’ll make it right with his girl.

All I want is Emma. I need her, and I fight for her memory. A story. A smile. Anything. But it’s all blank .

Emma is not his girl anymore. Time has skipped by and life’s been hard. She strips to pay the bills, waitresses to fill the hours between classes and her third job. All while working to be the best mama she can be to the little girl who will never know her daddy. Even though Grayson abandoned her, she mourned his death. Until he calls, and everything she knew was wrong.

It’s him. The him that ruined my life. That made my life. That confused my mind to the point that I can’t figure out if I’ve been destroyed or set free. The him that… is… dead.

He’s back with one objective–Emma Kingsley–and she never sees it coming.

Only for Her, Only #2

The novella series will release in its entirety this spring.

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Only For Us (Only Series #3) by Cristin Harber

Only For Us (Only Series #3) by Cristin Harber

About the Book
Title: Only for Us
Series: Only #3
Author: Cristin Harber
Publisher: Mill Creek Press
Release Date: April 14, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
The third installment of the Only series. Must be read in order.

Grayson and Emma. First love. True love. And… they have a daughter. Abandonment is his curse. He left his woman, survived his team, and missed the moment most precious to a father. Until now.

I didn’t know you were killing yourself with work. I didn’t know you’re raising our daughter. So help me God, had I known, there is no military force on earth that would’ve kept me from you.

Love needs to heal all, or they won’t survive the collision of their separate lives. Emma must reach deep into her heart that is barely hanging on and find forgiveness. Grayson, wrecked with PTSD-filled nightmares, must prove that he’s here to stay and able to rebuild his family against all odds.

I need to say I love you. But what I mean is I love you–in a way that defies definition and exists only in a world that you and I are in.

Only for Us is the third installment in the Only series. All novellas will release Spring 2015

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Author Cristin Harber

Author Cristin Harber

About the Author
Cristin Harber is a USA Today bestselling romantic suspense and military romance author.

Fans voted her onto Amazon’s Top Picks for Debut Romance Authors in 2013, and her debut Titan series was #1 romantic suspense, #1 military romance, and a USA Today Top 100 bestseller.

She lives outside Washington, DC with her family and English Bulldog.

Where to Find Cristin Harber
Goodreads | Website | Twitter | Facebook | Newsletter | Team Titan Facebook

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Release Day + Giveaway – Savor (The Empire Chronicles) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

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Today is release day for Alyssa Rose Ivy’s Savor, the fourth book in her new adult fantasy paranormal Empire Chronicles. See below for a description of the book, buy links, an excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Savor (The Empire Chronicles #4) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Savor (The Empire Chronicles #4) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

About the Book
Title: Savor
Series: The Empire Chronicles #4
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Genre: New Adult Fantasy/Paranormal
Release Date: April 30, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
Jared is Vera’s perfect man—until he opens his mouth.

An incredible body and set of wings can only go so far when everything he says seems designed to make her mad.

Still, she can’t deny her intense attraction or the fact that he is the closest thing she has to a friend.

Jared doesn’t go for bear shifters, especially ones that are related to his ex, but he can’t resist Vera’s charm or the way she understands him better than anyone else.

As suspicions build and loyalties are tested, Vera and Jared realize that they may not be able to trust anyone but each other.

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Excerpt
“I’m glad you don’t want me dead.” He smirked. Even his smirk was sexy.

“I’d be on my own if you were.” I put my hands behind my head.

“And you don’t like being alone?” He studied me in the darkness. Sometimes I wished neither of us had night vision. It left you so naked, never having an opportunity to hide.

“I do most of the time.”

“But not always?” His eyes raked over my body. The fact that he could make such a platonic conversation feel sexual gave me even more reason to resist him.

“Why does it matter?” Often the best way to avoid a question is to ask your own.

“It matters because I asked it.” And there went his mouth again.

My annoyance gave me back my will power. “Put a shirt on.”

“Why?” He grinned. “Am I distracting you?”

“No, but we should go. The sun will be up soon enough.”

“Maybe I shouldn’t go with you.” He sat up, swinging his legs off the side of the bed.

“No way.” I moved to standing. “You’re not backing out.”

“Why do you care?” He stood with his back to me. “You can do this alone.”

“Of course I can.”

He turned to me. “Then why does it matter if I go my own way?” He pulled on his t-shirt, and a little part of me missed the view.

“Because we agreed to help each other out. I stick to my promises.” That was one of my good traits. The not so good traits weren’t worth reflecting on.

“Maybe I don’t.”

“You do.” I put a hand on my hip. I didn’t have time for Jared’s games.

“How do you know?”

“I just do.”

“You’re infuriating.”

I groaned. “And what are you?”

“Charming.”

If I’d had liquid in my mouth I would have spit it out. “Not exactly the word I’d use to describe you.”

“Says the girl begging me to stay with her.”

“I never begged.” I crossed my arms over my chest.

“Would you beg?” His grin was his undoing.

“Is that how you like it, Jared? With your women begging?”

“I wasn’t talking about how I like my women.”

“Are you sure about that?” I grabbed my backpack and headed into the cabin’s small bathroom.

“Where are you going?”

I paused with my hand on the door. “To shower.”

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Author Alyssa Rose Ivy

Author Alyssa Rose Ivy

About the Author
Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting.

Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write.

She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

Where to Find Alyssa Rose Ivy
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Release – Lonesome Beds & Bumpy Roads (Beds Series) by Becca Ann and Tessa Marie

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Today, we celebrate the release of Lonesome Beds & Bumpy Roads, a contemporary young adult romance by Becca Ann (aka Cassie Mae) and Tessa Marie (aka Theresa Paolo). I for one and dying to read this! See below for information on the book and buy links.

Lonesome Beds & Bumpy Roads by Becca Ann and Tessa Marie

Lonesome Beds & Bumpy Roads by Becca Ann and Tessa Marie

About the Book
Title:
 Lonesome Beds & Bumpy Roads
Series: Beds #3
Author: Becca Ann and Tessa Marie
Release Date: April 27, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Lexie Boggs has dealt with enough drama for one teenage girl, and just when she thinks it’s about over, the father who abandoned her a decade ago shows up looking for redemption. At least… that’s what he says.

Ryan Parker thinks his future is set. He’s got a sweet job set up, graduation on the horizon, and a lifetime of dreams he’s planned with his girlfriend, Lexie—including a king-sized bed for their soon-to-be apartment. Only a slight snag tugs at the fantasy when Lexie starts putting aside all she’s worked hard on for her deadbeat dad and his “sickness.”

Suddenly school is the only time spent together, and as Ryan expresses his suspicions about why Daddy Boggs is really back, Lexie pulls away, hoping Ryan is wrong but fearing he’s right. And as graduation approaches, Ryan and Lexie struggle to keep the futures they thought they had firmly intact from crumbling all over their now lonely king-sized bed.

This is the third and final installment of Lexie and Ryan’s story.

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Author Theresa Paolo

Author Theresa Paolo

About the Author
Theresa Paolo lives in the same town she grew up in on Long Island, NY with her long time boyfriend and their fish. Her debut novel (NEVER) AGAIN, a NA romance, released in Fall 2013 with Berkley (Penguin).

(ONCE) AGAIN will release this summer. She is also the coauthor of the Amazon bestseller KING SIZED BEDS AND HAPPY TRAILS and BEACH SIDE BEDS AND SANDY PATHS, a YA contemporary series, under her pen name Tessa Marie.

She has a hard time accepting the fact she’s nearing thirty, and uses her characters to relive the best and worst years of her life. She put her love of writing on hold while she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Dowling College. When she’s not writing, she’s behind a camera, reading, or can be found on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.

Where to Find Tessa Marie
Goodreads | Website Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

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Author Cassie Mae

Author Cassie Mae

About the Author
Cassie Mae (AKA Becca Ann) is a nerd to the core from Utah, who likes to write about other nerds who find love.

Her angel children and perfect husband fan her and feed her grapes while she clacks away on the keyboard. Then she wakes up from that dream world and manages to get a few words on the computer while the house explodes around her.

When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with the youth in her community as a volleyball and basketball coach, or searching the house desperately for chocolate

Where to Find Cassie Mae
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Release Day + GIveaway – Hard to Be Good (Hard Ink Series) by Laura Kaye

Hard to Be Good Release Day

Hard to be Good, book #3.5 in Laura Kaye’s dark romantic suspense series, The Hard Ink Series, is now available! See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Hard to be Good (Hard Ink #3.5) by Laura Kaye

Hard to be Good (Hard Ink #3.5) by Laura Kaye

About the Novella
Title:
 Hard to Be Good
Series: Hard Ink #3.5
Author: Laura Kaye
Release Date: April 7, 2015
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Genre: Contemporary Adult Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo
International: Amazon.ca | Amazon UK

Synopsis
Hard Ink Tattoo owner Jeremy Rixey has taken on his brother’s stateside fight against the forces that nearly killed Nick and his Special Forces team a year before.

Now, Jeremy’s whole world has been turned upside down—not the least of which by a brilliant, quiet blond man who tempts Jeremy to settle down for the first time ever.

Recent kidnapping victim Charlie Merritt has always been better with computers than people, so when he’s drawn into the SF team’s investigation of his army colonel father’s corruption, he’s surprised to find acceptance and friendship—especially since his father never accepted who Charlie was.

Even more surprising is the heated tension Charlie feels with sexy, tattooed Jeremy, Charlie’s opposite in almost every way.

With tragedy and chaos all around them, temptation flashes hot, and Jeremy and Charlie can’t help but wonder why they’re trying so hard to be good…

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Excerpt
“You should be inside celebrating,” Jeremy said, his voice a raw scrape. “You and Marz did an amazing thing this morning.” An hour ago, Marz and Charlie had cracked open a heavily encrypted microchip that contained a wealth of information that not only seemed likely to help the team clear its name, but proved that Charlie’s father hadn’t been dirty, like they’d all thought. “And I’m so happy for you about your dad.”

A wounded darkness passed through Charlie’s gaze, but he finally nodded. “Didn’t feel right without you there.” Pink filtered into his cheeks, and damn if that wasn’t as cute as it was sexy. Jeremy wasn’t sure anything had ever made him blush.

“I’m just not—” Jeremy shrugged and looked down at Charlie’s chest again. Having seen the guy dress more than once, he knew that shirt covered lean muscle that ran from strong shoulders down to his narrow hips. Jeremy fisted his hands against the urge to burrow them under the hem of the tee. After weeks of looking, and wanting, he was dying to touch. Jeremy found Charlie hard to read though, and hadn’t wanted to do anything to scare him off. “—very good company right now. I’m sorry if that—”

Charlie nudged Jeremy’s chin up with his hand, his fingers just barely touching Jer’s stubble-covered skin. But then his thumb landed softly against his lips.

Jeremy’s heartbeat kicked up and his lips fell open. Slowly, oh so tentatively, Charlie stroked the soft pad of his thumb back and forth across them.

“Charlie,” Jeremy whispered as arousal surged through his body, spiking his pulse, tensing his muscles, hardening his dick.

Uncertainty poured off Charlie as the man’s hand trembled where it touched him, but those blue eyes absolutely blazed desire. No way was Jeremy imagining that.

“You’re always good company, to me,” Charlie said in a low voice, his gaze dropping to Jeremy’s lips. Charlie leaned in closer, and closer still, and Jeremy could hardly believe the other man was the one to initiate this. But he was fucking thrilled.

Jeremy swallowed, his lips anticipating that first soft brush. Charlie was so close his shaky breath caressed Jeremy’s lips. His pace was maddening but so damn sexy Jer could barely breathe. And then Charlie’s eyelids fluttered closed and he was right there…

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Hard Ink Series

Other books in the Hard Ink Series
Hard As It Gets
Hard As You Can
Hard to Old On To
Hard to Come By

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Author Laura Kaye

Author Laura Kaye

About the Author
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance.

Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal.

She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

Where to Find Laura Kaye
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Newsletter

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Release Day + Giveaway – Only For Us (Only Series) by Cristin Harber

Only For Us Release Day

Today is release day for Only For Us, the third novella in New York Times bestselling author, Cristin Harber’s Only series. See below for information about the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Only For Us (Only Series #3) by Cristin Harber

Only For Us (Only Series #3) by Cristin Harber

About the Book
Title: Only for Us
Series: Only #3
Author: Cristin Harber
Publisher: Mill Creek Press
Release Date: April 14, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
The third installment of the Only series. Must be read in order.

Grayson and Emma. First love. True love. And… they have a daughter. Abandonment is his curse. He left his woman, survived his team, and missed the moment most precious to a father. Until now.

I didn’t know you were killing yourself with work. I didn’t know you’re raising our daughter. So help me God, had I known, there is no military force on earth that would’ve kept me from you.

Love needs to heal all, or they won’t survive the collision of their separate lives. Emma must reach deep into her heart that is barely hanging on and find forgiveness. Grayson, wrecked with PTSD-filled nightmares, must prove that he’s here to stay and able to rebuild his family against all odds.

I need to say I love you. But what I mean is I love you–in a way that defies definition and exists only in a world that you and I are in.

Only for Us is the third installment in the Only series. All novellas will release Spring 2015

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Excerpt
“I’ve done nothing for you to give me that trust, but I need you to anyway.”

I’m not pressed against his chest anymore. The warmth that encapsulated me moments ago is gone, but I feel different. Life’s shifted—I’ve been hanging on this roller coaster for years, and now it’s as if we’re cautiously slipping toward smooth sailing. The lump in my throat eases, and my eyelids lift, my gaze falling on the most handsome man I’ve ever seen.

“What do you say?” He inches closer.

“I love you, Grayson.” Deep breath. “When it comes to us, I’m all in.”

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Only For Him (Only #1) by Cristin Harber

Only For Him (Only #1) by Cristin Harber

About Book 1
Title: Only for Him
Series: Only #1
Author: Cristin Harber
Publisher: Mill Creek Press
Release Date: February 24, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Grayson Ford and Emma Kinglsey—close since they were kids, opposites in every way. He’s the stuff high school crushes are made of, Mister Popular, and captain of every team. She’s artsy, cute, and not in his league, though fully aware of Summerland’s “I Dream of Dating Grayson Ford” support group.

I can’t say no. The girl’s had my heart since before I knew it went missing.

He hides a life of hell. His father hates him, his mother’s gone. Emma is his only savior, yet she doesn’t know her power over him. She’s the only girl he wants, the only one he could ever tell—though he won’t.

I’m stronger, bigger, more of a man than he’ll ever be, but because I ruined his life, I’ve taken his crap, his attacks, the vulgar nature of his existence.

Until she discovers Gray’s embarrassment, his humiliation. Emma fights for him, for a chance. Theirs is a Cinderella story that she believes impossible. But as the layers peel back, it’s just a guy who needs a girl in order to keep breathing.

My mind is already doodling Mrs. Grayson Ford in imaginary notebooks. He has no clue where my head is at… But, given that I didn’t see what just happened coming, maybe I have no clue where his head is at either.

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Only For Her (Only #2) by Cristin Harber

Only For Her (Only #2) by Cristin Harber

About Book 2
Title: Only for Her
Series: Only #2
Author: Cristin Harber
Publisher: Mill Creek Press
Release Date: March 17, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
The second installment in the Only series. Must read book one first!!

First loves never die but Grayson Ford comes close. Bleeding out in a war zone, he barters with God. Bring him back alive, and he’ll make it right with his girl.

All I want is Emma. I need her, and I fight for her memory. A story. A smile. Anything. But it’s all blank .

Emma is not his girl anymore. Time has skipped by and life’s been hard. She strips to pay the bills, waitresses to fill the hours between classes and her third job. All while working to be the best mama she can be to the little girl who will never know her daddy. Even though Grayson abandoned her, she mourned his death. Until he calls, and everything she knew was wrong.

It’s him. The him that ruined my life. That made my life. That confused my mind to the point that I can’t figure out if I’ve been destroyed or set free. The him that… is… dead.

He’s back with one objective–Emma Kingsley–and she never sees it coming.

Only for Her, Only #2

The novella series will release in its entirety this spring.

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Author Cristin Harber

Author Cristin Harber

About the Author
Cristin Harber is a USA Today bestselling romantic suspense and military romance author.

Fans voted her onto Amazon’s Top Picks for Debut Romance Authors in 2013, and her debut Titan series was #1 romantic suspense, #1 military romance, and a USA Today Top 100 bestseller.

She lives outside Washington, DC with her family and English Bulldog.

Where to Find Cristin Harber
Goodreads | Website | Twitter | Facebook | Newsletter | Team Titan Facebook

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