Release Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – LOVE STORY (Love Unexpectedly) by Lauren Layne

LOVE STORY Release Blitz

Welcome to the release day blitz for LOVE STORY, the third book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Love Unexpectedly, by New York Times bestselling author, Lauren Layne. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

LOVE STORY (Love Unexpectedly #3) by Lauren Layne

LOVE STORY (Love Unexpectedly #3) by Lauren Layne

About the Book
Title: LOVE STORY
Series: Love Unexpectedly #3
Author: Lauren Layne
Publisher: Loveswept
Release Date: February 14, 2017
Genre:
 New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Over the course of one wild road trip, feuding childhood sweethearts get a second chance at love in this charming rom-com—a standalone novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Blurred Lines and Good Girl.

When Lucy Hawkins receives a job offer in San Francisco, she can’t wait to spread her wings and leave her small Virginia hometown behind. Her close-knit family supports her as best they can, by handing over the keys to a station wagon that’s seen better days. The catch? The cross-country trip comes with a traveling companion: her older brother’s best friend, aka the guy who took Lucy’s virginity hours before breaking her heart.

After spending the past four years and every last dime caring for his sick father, Reece Sullivan will do just about anything to break free of the painful memories—even if it means a two-week road trip with the one girl who’s ever made it past his carefully guarded exterior. But after long days of bickering in the car turn into steamy nights in secluded motel rooms, Reece learns that, when it comes to Lucy, their story is far from over. And this time, they just might have a shot at a happy ending.

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Spock, we’re giving you Horny!” my mom blurts out, apparently fed up with my denseness.

Her utterance is too much for my siblings to handle and they both burst out laughing, retreating into the kitchen to rejoin the party where there’s wine.

Oh what I wouldn’t give for wine right now.

“I, um . . . you’re giving me the car?” I ask.

“Because yours broke down,” my dad explains, walking forward to thump Horny’s dented hood.

“And this one’s . . . not broken down?” I ask skeptically.

Look, it’s not that I’m not grateful. My parents are trying to give me a car, I appreciate the sweetness of the gesture, it’s just . . .

Here’s the thing about Horny: he barely got us three kids through high school. I mean, Horny is the car that sputtered and shook making it the 3.2 miles to Jefferson High, no matter who was behind the wheel.

I’m even going to come all the way clean here and say that early on in my freshmen year, I was embarrassed showing up in Horny. Then I realized I was lucky to have a car at all, and well . . . I dunno, I guess Horny became a part of us Hawkins kids’ charm, because the station wagon was practically an institution from Craig’s high school reign all the way through Brandi’s.

But poor Horny quit working years ago. Much to Brandi’s chagrin, he gave up the ghost a mere two months before her high school graduation, and I spent the last bit of her senior year being picked up by my parents.

“He’s going to take you to California,” Dad says, giving the car another thump.

“Really?” I step forward and run a tentative finger along the familiar panel. He’s had a bath, so at least that’s something. “Because last I knew, he wouldn’t even make it out of the garage.”

“Yeah, well, we neglected him for a while, but he’s right as rain now,” Dad says, puffing out his chest as though Horny’s a fourth child.

“Like, as in he actually starts?”

“Purrs like a kitten,” my mom says with an emphatic nod, even though I know she doesn’t even like cats. “We didn’t believe it, but we took him to church on Sunday and there were no issues.”

I literally bite my tongue to keep from pointing out that this is hardly a feat. Sacred Presbyterian is 0.8 miles away from the house.

“You took Horny into a shop?” I ask, starting to warm to the idea of having a car again. I’m a little touched, actually. Money is tight for my parents. Dad’s a PE teacher, and Mom gives a mean winery tour, but the gig’s never paid much.

“Not exactly, it was more of a bartering situation,” Mom says.

“Yeah?” I say, going around to the driver’s seat, already giddy with the prospect of telling Oscar I’ll be able to come see him in Miami after all, even if I won’t exactly be riding in style.

“Reece agreed to fix him up.”

I’m lowering myself into the car as my dad says this, but I reverse so quickly I hit my head. My skull doesn’t even register the pain, because I’m too busy registering the hurt in my heart at the familiar name. “I’m sorry, what?”

“Reece,” my mom says, giving me a bemused look. “He’s always been handy with cars.”

“He fixed up the car in exchange for what?”

And then I feel—I actually feel—the air change around me as the side door to the garage opens, and a new presence sucks all the air out of the space.

I don’t turn around. I don’t move. But I feel his eyes on me. Over me.

“Reece is headed out to California too,” my oblivious mother chatters on. “It worked out perfectly actually. Now you two can ride together, and your dad and I don’t have to worry about you alone in the middle of nowhere with a twenty-something-year-old car.

They think the car is going to be the problem here? It’s not the car that’s toxic to me. It’s him.

Reece Sullivan. My brother’s best friend. My parents’ “other son.”

Slowly I force myself to turn, and even though I’m prepped, the force of that ice-blue gaze still does something dangerous to me.

He winks, quick and cocky, and I suck in a breath, and I have to wonder . . .

I wonder if my parents would feel differently about their little plan if they knew that their makeshift mechanic is the same guy that popped my cherry six years earlier under their very roof.

And then broke my heart twenty-four hours later.

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Author Lauren Layne

Author Lauren Layne

About the Author
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Prior to becoming an author, Lauren lived in Seattle with a cushy job in e-commerce/web-marketing. On a whim, she quit her job and moved to NYC to pursue a writing career. A year later, she had an agent and two publishing contracts.

She now lives in midtown Manhattan where she writes full time, although has been known to be lured away from the computer by a well-made cocktail.

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Where to Find Lauren Layne
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – Ink Exposed (Montgomery Ink) by Carrie Ann Ryan

Ink Exposed Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for Ink Exposed, the sixth book in the adult contemporary romance series, Montgomery Ink, by New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan. See below for information the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Ink Exposed (Montgomery Ink #6) by Carrie Ann Ryan

Ink Exposed (Montgomery Ink #6) by Carrie Ann Ryan

About the Book
Title: Ink Exposed
Series: Montgomery Ink #6
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 14, 2016
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
The Montgomery Ink series continues with the brother that deserves a second chance, and the woman who has always loved him.

Alex Montgomery lost his first love and then proceeded to leave himself in the bottle. Only he and his ex-wife truly know why he fell so hard and so fast down a path he never thought he’d take. Now he’s clean, out of rehab, and learning how to be a Montgomery once again—a task that isn’t quite as easy as some of his family assumes.

Tabby Collins is an honorary Montgomery and the organizational mastermind behind Montgomery Inc., the family’s construction company. She loves her planners, friends, and a certain dark-haired man who’s never given her a second glance.

Alex is slowly re-immersing himself back into the world, but the demons he faced before aren’t out of the picture, and he’ll have to learn to rely on others to make it out whole. When Alex discovers that Tabby’s life is in danger, he not only finds a way to help her but also learns the true woman behind the soft smiles he’s always seen. Their romance won’t be an easy one, but nothing this passionate and heart-pounding ever is.

Watch the INK EXPOSED trailer: https://youtu.be/KxFF-OArb5g

Find out who your Montgomery Ink hero is: https://www.buzzfeed.com/tarawrawr/who-is-your-montgomery-ink-hero-1ll89.

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“Mrs. Montgomery?”

Alex turned at the sound of the soft voice behind him, his heart suddenly beating just a bit faster though he didn’t know why.

Tabitha moved toward them, a hesitant smile on her face as she studied the two of them. She wore her light auburn hair up high in a ponytail though he was pretty sure at one point she’d been a blonde. It might have just been the trick of light. He couldn’t quite remember much of the past couple of years if he were honest with himself. She was a little above average in height and all legs—legs he’d checked out more than once in the past year.

But he’d always pushed those thoughts aside like would do now. He was in recovery damn it and though he was past the year mark that most people suggested addicts wait to start a relationship, he knew that Tabitha wouldn’t be the woman he started up with once he was ready.

She worked with his brothers, Storm and Wes, at Montgomery Inc. She was the administrative assistant for the construction company his parents had started before he was born and he was pretty sure ran the company to the efficient standards it held. Wes might be super organized and diligent, but Alex knew Wes and Storm wouldn’t be able to function without Tabitha.

“Tabby!” His mother moved forward and brought the other woman into her arms.

Tabitha smiled fondly, this time not as hesitant, and hugged his mother back. “Hi, Mrs. Montgomery. I thought I’d come a bit early and see if you needed help cooking today. Mr. Montgomery let me in.”

Alex stuffed his hands in his pockets and watched the way his mother fawned over Tabitha. He couldn’t really blame her either. There wasn’t a bad bone in Tabitha’s body and every time he saw her she was always put together and helping someone. He didn’t know if she had anyone at home waiting for her or family around here, but he knew the Montgomerys had taken her in anyway. They tended to do that to anyone they liked and admired near enough to their web.

“How many times have I asked you to call me Marie, Tabby?” Marie held Tabitha’s hands and shook her head though he could tell his mother was smiling.

“Every time I see you, but I have a bad habit I can’t seem to shake.” Tabitha looked up and over at Alex and smiled though it wasn’t the same smile she’d giving his mother and he couldn’t quite read it. “Hi, Alexander.”

“Hi.” He always found it weird that they were the only ones that called each other by their full names but it had been one of those things that had stuck years ago and he didn’t know how to change it. And frankly, he didn’t want to.

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Author Carrie Ann Ryan

Author Carrie Ann Ryan

About the Author
Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.
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Where to Find Carrie Ann Ryan
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Release Day + Giveaway – Ink Exposed (Montgomery Ink) by Carrie Ann Ryan

Ink Exposed Release Day

Today is release day for Ink Exposed, the sixth book in the adult contemporary romance series, Montgomery Ink, by New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan. See below for information the book, buy links, a couple of teasers, and details on her giveaway.

Ink Exposed (Montgomery Ink #6) by Carrie Ann Ryan

Ink Exposed (Montgomery Ink #6) by Carrie Ann Ryan

About the Book
Title: Ink Exposed
Series: Montgomery Ink #6
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 14, 2016
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
The Montgomery Ink series continues with the brother that deserves a second chance, and the woman who has always loved him.

Alex Montgomery lost his first love and then proceeded to leave himself in the bottle. Only he and his ex-wife truly know why he fell so hard and so fast down a path he never thought he’d take. Now he’s clean, out of rehab, and learning how to be a Montgomery once again—a task that isn’t quite as easy as some of his family assumes.

Tabby Collins is an honorary Montgomery and the organizational mastermind behind Montgomery Inc., the family’s construction company. She loves her planners, friends, and a certain dark-haired man who’s never given her a second glance.

Alex is slowly re-immersing himself back into the world, but the demons he faced before aren’t out of the picture, and he’ll have to learn to rely on others to make it out whole. When Alex discovers that Tabby’s life is in danger, he not only finds a way to help her but also learns the true woman behind the soft smiles he’s always seen. Their romance won’t be an easy one, but nothing this passionate and heart-pounding ever is.

Watch the INK EXPOSED trailer: https://youtu.be/KxFF-OArb5g

Find out who your Montgomery Ink hero is: https://www.buzzfeed.com/tarawrawr/who-is-your-montgomery-ink-hero-1ll89.

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Author Carrie Ann Ryan

Author Carrie Ann Ryan

About the Author
Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.
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Where to Find Carrie Ann Ryan
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Release Day – The Bound (Ascension Series) by K.A. Linde

The Bound Release Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Hmm?” she asked.

“Cyrene, there you are!”

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

“Hey,” she whispered.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“That feels good.”

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

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

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

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

“You have not!” she insisted.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Or so she thinks.

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

King Edric himself.

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

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

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Author K.A. Linde

Author K.A. Linde

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

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

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Where to Find K.A. Linde
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Release Day + Giveaway – Ink Enduring (Montgomery Ink) by Carrie Ann Ryan

Ink Enduring Release Day

Today is release day for Ink Enduring, the fifth book in the Montgomery Ink contemporary romance series by New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan. See below for information the book, buy links, a couple of teasers, and details on her giveaway.

Ink Enduring (Montgomery Ink #5) by Carrie Ann Ryan

Ink Enduring (Montgomery Ink #5) by Carrie Ann Ryan

About the Book
Title: Ink Enduring
Series: Montgomery Ink #5
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 14, 2016
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
The Montgomery Ink series continues with a forbidden love between three friends and a past that they can’t escape.

Jake Gallagher knew from the moment he saw Maya that she was the one for him—it had the same breath-taking intensity as when he’d first set eyes on Border. Only life never turns out the way one plans, and now he’s falling for someone else…or at least he thinks he is.

Maya Montgomery never should have looked past the friendship she already had. Now that she has, she can’t stop thinking about Jake and what he means to her. When a mysterious stranger from Jake’s past shows up at their door, she’s forced to admit that if she doesn’t take the risk of a lifetime, she’ll regret it for the rest of her days.

Border Gentry walked away without a second glance once because of what could happen if he let go, but now he’s back and ready to see what he’s missed. He’s been on the road a long time and has seen things no man should ever see, yet once he rediscovers the broody Jake and meets the inked and fierce Maya, they’re like a balm to his soul and he realizes what path his future should take.

It will take more than sizzling chemistry and a heat that never dies for the three of them to overcome their pasts. And when someone from the outside wants to stand in their way, it’s not only their hearts on the line…but also their lives.

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Author Carrie Ann Ryan

Author Carrie Ann Ryan

About the Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Carrie Ann Ryan, never thought she’d be a writer. Not really. No, she loved math and science and even went on to graduate school in chemistry. Yes, she read as a kid and devoured teen fiction and Harry Potter, but it wasn’t until someone handed her a romance book in her late teens that she realized that there was something out there just for her. When another author suggested she use the voices in her head for good and not evil, The Redwood Pack and all her other stories were born.

Carrie Ann is a bestselling author of over twenty novels and novellas and has so much more on her mind (and on her spreadsheets *grins*) that she isn’t planning on giving up her dream anytime soon.

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Where to Find Carrie Ann Ryan
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Release Day + Giveaway – The Blood Scion (The Scion Legacy) by Nazarea Andrews

The Blood Scion Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for The Blood Scion, the first book in the paranormal thriller series, The Scion Legacy, by Nazarea Andrews. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. Right now, you can pick up The Scionless House, the novella prequel, for free. See below for details.

The Blood Scion (The Scion Legacy #1) by Nazarea Andrews

The Blood Scion (The Scion Legacy #1) by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: The Blood Scion
Series: The Scion Legacy #1
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Publisher: A&A Literary
Release Date: November, 2015
Genre: Paranormal Thriller
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

Synopsis
I was just a reporter, trying to stay ahead of my student loans. I knew the rules, and I followed them.

I thought I knew how the world worked—humans lived their petty little lives in the safety of the sun. We loved and fought and—when the sun sank—we scurried behind our walls and lived in fear. That is when the monsters came out to play.

And even in the safety of the sun, we knew who ruled us.

The Houses. And their Scions.

Everyone knows the great Houses and their Scions—they are feared and loved and hated and envied. They are the gods who walk the shadows and rule all of our lives. They are salvation and death.

And somehow, I am one of them.

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Excerpt #1
The TV is on in the corner as I emerge from my bedroom, and I frown. “Turn it up.”

Elise makes an aggravated noise as she reaches for the remote. She’s painting her nails, the fumes making my nose wrinkle as I pour the coffee—thank God, I did set it last night.

A classically good looking man in his mid-forties is addressing a crowd of reporters, all of them hanging on his every word.

“The atrocities won’t stand. We need to remember that we were dying when the Houses stepped forward with the antidote to the #plague name# and restored order. The fealty given to their lines and Scions are not only appropriate, it is their right.”

I glance at Elise, scanning her tablet as the blood red polish dries. “What happened?”

“HR0 bombed a coven.”

My blood runs cold and I swallow hard to keep from rubbing away the goosebumps running down my arm.

The human rights movements terrify me. Not because I disagree with them. I don’t. I agree too much. It’s terrifying because the Houses don’t tolerate any dissent. Some will accept the rumblings od rhe movement, as long as it stays only that.

But no House will tolerate humans attacking the covens. And–“Where did it happen?”

Elise glances up at me, her pale eyes haunted. “Seattle.”

Fuck.

The west coast belongs to House Klinge. And they are savage. Blood will spill tonight, and wash Seattle’s streets red. I wonder how many will die to appease the fury of the House before the patriarch brings his princes to heel.

Hundreds.

“Go,” Elise says abruptly. “You can’t fix everything and the HRO knew the risks. We all do.”

I nod, and grab my coffee, heading into the shower as the Kennedy scion drones on.

We all know the risk of crossing one of the Houses. But some are desperate enough that they no longer care.

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The Scionless House (The Scion Legacy #0.5) by Nazarea Andrews

The Scionless House (The Scion Legacy #0.5) by Nazarea Andrews

About the Novella – Currently available for FREE!
Title: The Scionless House
Series: The Scion Legacy #0.5
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Publisher: A&A Literary
Release Date: October 30, 2015
Genre: Paranormal Thriller
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Twelve Houses. Twelve vampire lines. We ruled from the shadows, and manipulated the world, and when humans came too close to destruction, we intervened.

Every House has a Scion. A fragile, easily broken human that stood shoulder to shoulder with the house Princes and Princesses.

Except for ours. The Ravens, House Cantelie.

We’ve been without a Scion for almost fifteen years.

But that will change…and her life will be mine to protect.

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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 + Sale – Ascendancy (The Van Winkle Project) by Karri Thompson

Today is release day for Ascendency, the second book in Karri Thompson’s young adult scifi/dystopian romance, The Van Winkle Project. See below for information on the book and buy links. And you can currently pick up an e-copy this book for just $2.99. Also be sure to check out my four-star review of Mirror X, the first book in the series, which can be found here.

Ascendancy (The Van Winkle Project #2) by Karri Thompson

Ascendancy (The Van Winkle Project #2) by Karri Thompson

About the Book
Title: 
Ascendancy
Series: The Van Winkle Project #2
Author: 
Kerri Thompson
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: November 30, 2015
Pages: 216
Genre: 
Young Adult SciFi/Dystopian Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
I’ve been lied to, deceived, and manipulated—again. You’d think I’d be treated with dignity and respect. I’m the one who’s supposed to save humanity, right? I’m the one with the power to re-populate this dying world. But the clones want to control me, force me to give birth over and over again. And my daughters will face the same fate—unless I change it.

My awakening into this future should have been a chance for a new life, but it just promises a living death. With Michael on my side, though, maybe I can save us. He’s the only person I can trust.

I hear rumors of others… A secret society is growing. Tension is building.

A rebellion is imminent.

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Author Karri Thompson

Author Karri Thompson

About the Author
Growing up in San Diego, California, Karri Thompson spent much of her years at the beach, reading novels, tanning, and listening to music.

At SDSU, she earned a BA in English, MA in education, and her teaching credential. As a wife, mother, and high-school English teacher, she began writing novels, giving all of the compelling plots and unique characters in her head a home.

Victorian literature rocks her socks, and when she’s not writing, jogging, going to concerts, or watching her son play football, she’s reading Dickens.

Where to find Karri Thompson
Goodreads | WebsiteFacebook Twitter | Tumblr | Pinterest
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Release Day + Giveaway – The Blood Scion (The Scion Legacy) by Nazarea Andrews

The Blood Scion Release

Today is release day for The Blood Scion, the first book in the paranormal thriller series, The Scion Legacy, by Nazarea Andrews. See below for information on the book, buy links, and details on her giveaway. Right now, you can pick up The Scionless House, the novella prequel, for free. See below for details.

The Blood Scion (The Scion Legacy #1) by Nazarea Andrews

The Blood Scion (The Scion Legacy #1) by Nazarea Andrews

About the Book
Title: The Blood Scion
Series: The Scion Legacy #1
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Publisher: A&A Literary
Release Date: November, 2015
Genre: Paranormal Thriller
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

Synopsis
I was just a reporter, trying to stay ahead of my student loans. I knew the rules, and I followed them.

I thought I knew how the world worked—humans lived their petty little lives in the safety of the sun. We loved and fought and—when the sun sank—we scurried behind our walls and lived in fear. That is when the monsters came out to play.

And even in the safety of the sun, we knew who ruled us.

The Houses. And their Scions.

Everyone knows the great Houses and their Scions—they are feared and loved and hated and envied. They are the gods who walk the shadows and rule all of our lives. They are salvation and death.

And somehow, I am one of them.

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The Scionless House (The Scion Legacy #0.5) by Nazarea Andrews

The Scionless House (The Scion Legacy #0.5) by Nazarea Andrews

About the Novella – Currently available for FREE!
Title: The Scionless House
Series: The Scion Legacy #0.5
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Publisher: A&A Literary
Release Date: October 30, 2015
Genre: Paranormal Thriller
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Twelve Houses. Twelve vampire lines. We ruled from the shadows, and manipulated the world, and when humans came too close to destruction, we intervened.

Every House has a Scion. A fragile, easily broken human that stood shoulder to shoulder with the house Princes and Princesses.

Except for ours. The Ravens, House Cantelie.

We’ve been without a Scion for almost fifteen years.

But that will change…and her life will be mine to protect.

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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 + Giveaway – Vanquished by S.E. Green

Vanquished Release

Today is release day for Vanquished, a romantic suspense novel from author S.E. Green. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Vanquished by S.E. Green

Vanquished by S.E. Green

About the Book
Title:
 Vanquished
Author: S.E. Green
Release Date: November 10, 2015
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
(Warning: For mature audiences only)

For a price, the world’s most powerful people can explore their darkest desires. On a private island hidden in the ocean they may hunt humans for game, attend gladiator-style fights, participate in elaborate orgies, and freely indulge in all the deadly sins within the cosplay of ancient times.

Abducted from their life in Miami, Valoria and her younger sister wake up in this secret society, wherein Valoria is condemned to the fights and her sister is taken away to become a sex slave.

Now “property” of a sadistic tyrant, Valoria joins other men and women captives who are forced to fight and maim for others’ enjoyment, to run in their hunts, and participate in deviant fantasies. And she’s under the cold, watchful eye of Alexior, a hired trainer with his own agenda for being involved in the twisted decadence.

After surviving several near-death ordeals, a defiant Valoria focuses on her training and against all odds soon becomes a favorite. But she fights for one thing and one thing only—to be reunited with her sister and to be freed.

But promises of freedom are sometimes just manipulative lies . . .

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Excerpt
A muscle in the right side of his jaw ticks and my eyes go straight to it. I stare at it as it ticks a second time. A third. My vision narrows to just that one hard muscle, and warmth flushes through me. The muscle stops ticking and instead locks into tense attention.

I swallow, and my gaze trails down to his throat to see it constrict, too. The puffy vein in his neck draws my attention next and I watch as it thumps. Thumps. Thumps.

He moves a fraction closer and I draw in his unique Alexior scent. He shifts, and I realize he’s opening the door.

I don’t bring my eyes back to his. I don’t want him to see whatever it is that is going on inside of me right now. I don’t want to face the possibility there is nothing going on inside of him.

He grabs my upper arm and squeezes almost too tightly and then roughly trails his hand down the length of my arm and around to my lower back. So low he’s touching the top of my ass. He turns me and presses me forward into the room.

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Author S.E. Green

Author S.E. Green

About the Author
S. E. Green (aka Shannon Greenland) is the award winning author of the teen thriller, Killer Instinct, a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers; the teen spy series, The Specialists, an ALA Popular Paperback and a National Reader’s Choice recipient; and the YA romance, The Summer My Life Began, winner of the Beverly Hills Book Award.

Her books have been translated into several languages and are currently on numerous state reading lists. Vanquished is her debut novel for adults.

Shannon grew up in Tennessee where she dreaded all things reading and writing. She didn’t even read her first book for enjoyment until she was twenty-five. After that she was hooked! When she’s not writing, she works as an adjunct math professor and lives on the coast in Florida with her very grouchy dog.

Where to find S.E. Green
Goodreads | Website | Newsletter | FacebookTwitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Wattpad

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Blog Tour – Excerpt – Drawn Through You by Sarina Rhoads

Drawn Through You Release Day

Today is release day for Drawn Through You, a provocative, trope-twisting romance by Sarina Rhoads. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Drawn Through You by Sarina Rhoads

Drawn Through You by Sarina Rhoads

About the Book
Title: Drawn Through You
Author: Sarina Rhodes
Publisher: Tryst Books
Release Date: October 26, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon CA | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
What if the brooding billionaire wore pencil skirts and Louboutins? What if the impressionable intern was a small-town furniture maker with boyish charm?

Cole Jacobson always thought he would take after his father and pursue his dreams. But when the family business falters and he’s forced to accept his uncle’s help, Cole is summoned to the big city for a job he never wanted.

Priorities become obscured when Cole finds himself working for Shaun Wright, the strong, intimidating, and ruthlessly attractive business partner at his uncle’s contracting firm.

Forced to either sacrifice his hard-won integrity or leave behind the one thing that brings him true happiness, Cole must make a decision that could cost him both.

A decision only complicated by the sexy, inscrutable woman he can’t stop thinking about. A woman who just might be as intrigued as he is to cross professional boundaries.

A provocative, trope-twisting romance, Sarina Rhoads’s Drawn Through You finally puts the heroine on the other side of the desk.

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Excerpt 4
Cole followed Shaun into a glass-enclosed corner office, conflicting emotions churning his insides. Anger. Embarrassment. Shit, his uncle had nearly doubled over in laughter when he’d realized Cole thought his business partner of three years was a dude.

Shaun shut the door and motioned for him to sit. Cole plopped down into one of two leather chairs that faced a cluttered metal desk, a smile far from his lips. He cast a quick glance around the minimally furnished layout; a small conference table littered with stacks of folders and magazines sat behind him.

“I would think the Wright of Jacobson-Wright Contracting would have a penthouse office. I’m pretty sure my uncle does.” Despite feeling like a world-class moron, Cole couldn’t rein back his sarcasm. Standard-issue Jacobson men came equipped with an extra helping of the stuff, a defense mechanism when faced with the enemy. Although he didn’t really believe Shaun to be the enemy in this scenario, but his ego believed itself too wounded to differentiate.

Shaun took a seat behind the desk, placing her hands on top. A hint of a smile still played at the corners of her mouth. She at least had the decency to shield her laughter much better than his uncle had.

“He does, and so do I. However, most of my team is stationed on this floor, and I don’t believe I can be as effective delegating by a phone call or an email.”

Cole begrudgingly found her admission commendable and far removed from Robert’s business model, but he couldn’t shake the gender fiasco in the hall loose from his mind. “How long did you know who I was? Did you know last night?” The memory of his offer to pay her tab seemed even more ridiculous, kicking around the muffin sitting in his stomach like a rock.

Her eyes narrowed as if assessing the tone of his question. “You do look a lot like your uncle.”

“I look like my father,” he corrected.

Shaun studied his expression and shrugged. “It wasn’t until you stepped out of the elevator that I knew who you were.”

“I’m glad I was able to amuse you, then.” Cole brushed a few errant muffin crumbs from his pant legs and cleared his throat. “So what exactly is my job here?” The faster he was done with her, the sooner he could get started on his prison sentence.

Shaun sat back in her chair, clearly sensing the lingering presence of an attitude on his part but appearing determined to continue with their meeting. “You will be my senior design consultant. Probational, of course. We have a couple of huge contracts on the table, and so far the clients like nothing the current team members have proposed.” She shifted around a few of the green classification folders on her desk, in search of something. “Robert suggested you. To be honest, I was hesitant at first, but judging by the sketches I saw earlier, I think he might be right.”

Contrary to the playful demeanor she had displayed at the bar, Shaun was all business now, and Cole found himself in danger of being impressed. Too bad the mention of his uncle had only managed to rile him up again.

“How old are you?”

Her back straightened. “I don’t see how that is any of your business.”

Cole snorted, unable to stop words he knew he would most likely regret from shooting out his mouth like projectile vomit. “How about, are you fucking my uncle? I mean, in addition to the blonde from last night. Considering he’s my family, I think that falls inside the parameters of ‘my business.’”

A flicker of something along the lines of anger skated behind her intense stare, but vanished just as quickly. “Very well. This conversation is over.” She leaned forward and pressed a button on her desk phone. “Henry, please show Mr. Jacobson to his office.”

Shaun stood and opened the door, staring in Cole’s direction but appearing unmoved by his accusation. In fact, she seemed to look right through him, as if he were just some cliché she dealt with on a daily basis.

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Author Sarina Rhoads

Author Sarina Rhoads

About the Author
Maintaining a suburban orbit of NYC all her life, Sarina Rhoads ran the gamut of odd jobs in pursuit of a one true passion.

Once exposed to a world of creative storytelling through online writing groups, she fell completely in love.

Now she finds pleasure in penning both contemporary and paranormal romance, possessing notebooks chock full of ideas only waiting to be released.

Where to Find Sarina Rhoads
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Release Day – Drawn Through You by Sarina Rhoads

Drawn Through You Release Day

Today is release day for Drawn Through You, a provocative, trope-twisting romance by Sarina Rhoads. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Drawn Through You by Sarina Rhoads

Drawn Through You by Sarina Rhoads

About the Book
Title: Drawn Through You
Author: Sarina Rhodes
Publisher: Tryst Books
Release Date: October 26, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon CA | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
What if the brooding billionaire wore pencil skirts and Louboutins? What if the impressionable intern was a small-town furniture maker with boyish charm?

Cole Jacobson always thought he would take after his father and pursue his dreams. But when the family business falters and he’s forced to accept his uncle’s help, Cole is summoned to the big city for a job he never wanted.

Priorities become obscured when Cole finds himself working for Shaun Wright, the strong, intimidating, and ruthlessly attractive business partner at his uncle’s contracting firm.

Forced to either sacrifice his hard-won integrity or leave behind the one thing that brings him true happiness, Cole must make a decision that could cost him both.

A decision only complicated by the sexy, inscrutable woman he can’t stop thinking about. A woman who just might be as intrigued as he is to cross professional boundaries.

A provocative, trope-twisting romance, Sarina Rhoads’s Drawn Through You finally puts the heroine on the other side of the desk.

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Excerpt
They stepped onto the elevator, just the two of them, but she pressed twelve instead of six. Were they back at square one, where she retreated to her office in the sky instead of dealing with her feelings head on? Too bad for her, Cole thought to himself. There was too much at stake for him. More than she could even fathom. He needed to make a decision about his uncle’s ultimatum, and the clock was running out. The fate of his father’s business still hung in the balance, dependent upon his next move. Shaun’d basically said she was done with Olivia, and the way she had stared at him when she didn’t think he’d notice had set his body ablaze. Frustrated, rejected, and somewhat inebriated, Cole slammed his fist against the emergency stop button and the car jerked to a halt.

“What the–?” Shaun exclaimed as the scream of the buzzer bounced around the four walls. Cole stepped toward her while she inched back. “Are you drunk?”

He attempted to shake off the beer fog slowly swallowing his brain whole. “Maybe.” He would let Shaun make up his mind. If she turned him down right here, right now, then he’d be free and clear. He’d report back to Robert that she wasn’t interested and that he’d need to employ another stud-for-hire. But what if she didn’t? Cole thought as he ceased his forward progression.

Not an inch of space remained between them. He searched her eyes, ears honed in on her rapid breathing, which he could hear even over the thundering of his own pulse and the buzzing of the elevator. “In the stairwell, you saw me, didn’t you? You saw me before I dropped my file, and you liked it.” He didn’t know where the sudden surge of courage had come from. The beer? The shitty position his uncle had cornered him into? Shaun continued to stare in silence. “So is it just women for you now, Shaun? Is that why you can’t address the idea of going out with me?”

“I… We…” She flattened her palms against his chest, but didn’t push him away. A sign to keep going? He half wondered if she could feel the thump of his heart against his ribcage or the spike in his body temperature. She was so beautiful this close. He’d failed to notice the light dusting of freckles across the bridge of her nose or the tiny scar above her left eyebrow until now. The scent of her perfume acted as a hallucinogen when mixed with the glorious vision before him. He leaned down, mouth almost brushing over hers.

“Shaun,” he breathed.

With a second jerk, the elevator started moving again. Cole glanced down, finding Shaun’s finger on the emergency button. Her action was answer enough. He backed away to the opposite side of the car and poked at the button for six.

When the car stopped, he glanced over his shoulder at her. She hadn’t moved. Didn’t that make him feel even more like an asshole.

“Don’t worry, Ms. Wright. It’s just business between you and me from now on. I promise.” He stepped out, leaving Shaun to continue her ascent to the twelfth floor alone. He was tired of looking like a world-class idiot, hard up on his boss and her mind-scrambling skirts. He’d really thought something had passed between them at lunch, but no. Maybe the pressure from his uncle was starting to fuck with his brain.

“Mr. Jacobson.”

Cole stopped and turned around. Shaun stood just outside of the elevator, one arm stretched out to keep the doors from closing. Her expression gave nothing away, but he could see her swallow, as if she were preparing herself for something. She cleared her throat and proceeded in a voice that lacked the confidence he’d come to associate with her.

“I’m not sure that will be enough.” Without another word, she stepped back into the elevator and disappeared.

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Author Sarina Rhoads

Author Sarina Rhoads

About the Author
Maintaining a suburban orbit of NYC all her life, Sarina Rhoads ran the gamut of odd jobs in pursuit of a one true passion.

Once exposed to a world of creative storytelling through online writing groups, she fell completely in love.

Now she finds pleasure in penning both contemporary and paranormal romance, possessing notebooks chock full of ideas only waiting to be released.

Where to Find Sarina Rhoads
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Release Day – Until I Met You by S.L. Scott

Until I Met You Release Day

Today is release day for Until I Met You, a contemporary romance by New York Times bestselling author S.L. Scott. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and a couple more teasers.

Until I Met You by S.L. Scott

Until I Met You by S.L. Scott

About the Book
Title: Until I Met You
Author: S.L. Scott
Release Date: October 23, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Their love burned bright, white hot, and strikingly blue around the edges.

Some thought them careless.

Some thought them crazy.

No one approved.

Taylor Barrett was looking for answers in a universe that had abandoned him.

Jude Boehler flooded her dark world with charisma and mystery, drawing everyone into her hurricane.

It was a most captivating of love affairs. They were shooting stars, meteors in the sky, colliding to create a spectacularly wonderful reckless romance, leaving them breathless and tethered.

But that’s what Love does.

Their souls were exposed to the chaos, bare and vulnerable. Can these two star-crossed lovers survive the madness that is life?

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Until I Met You Teaser 1

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Excerpt
Entering his building made her feet lighter. She was being carried on the wings of euphoria, each step easier than the last. She wasn’t walking to her future. She was running toward it. Taking a breath, she held it, and knocked on his door.

The door opened and he stood there with his lips parted and confusion furrowing his brow. “Jude?”

Throwing herself forward, she jumped up and wrapped her body around his and kissed him. Then again. He kicked the door closed and held her against it. When they parted, they remained close enough to share their panting breaths. He said, “You’re here.” When he pressed his abs against her center her head knocked hard on the wood and he kissed the exposed skin of her neck where it met her shoulder.

He was strong. He was virile. “Hey,” she said, bringing his face up to see hers.

Lowering her down until her feet touched, he said, “I thought we were meeting at the park?”

“I couldn’t wait.”

His glorious smile chose to shine on her. “I’m glad you didn’t. Do you want to go to the bedroom?”

Giggling, she replied, “Yes, so much, but I need to talk to you first.”

“Okay.” He walked to the couch and she stared gob-smacked by his allure. Jeans that hung low. No shirt. Boxers peeking out the top, but a V that directed her eyes below the waistband. He was a tease as he stood there waiting for her to join him. Sitting on the couch, he patted it. “C’mere.”

She started walking on shaky legs. As she passed the bar, she debated if she should stay there to save her clarity. That seat next to him was tempting, but she knew she’d be flat on her back within seconds. So she hurried to his side and sat down. His hands were instantly on her.

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Author S.L. Scott

Author S.L. Scott

About the Author
S.L. Scott is a former high-tech account manager with a journalism degree pursuing her passion for telling stories. She spends her days escaping into her characters and letting them lead her on their adventures.

Live music shows, harvesting jalapenos and eating homemade guacamole are her obsessions she calls hobbies.

Scott lives in the beautiful Texas hill country of Austin with her husband, two young sons, two Papillons and a bowl full of Sea Monkeys. 

Her novels include Naturally, Charlie, Good Vibrations, and A Prior EngagementShe welcomes your notes at sl@slscottauthor.com.

Where to Find S.L. Scott
Goodreads | Blog  | AmazonFacebook Twitter
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Release Day + Giveaway – Written in Ink (Montgomery Ink) by Carrie Ann Ryan

Written in Ink Release

Today is release day for Written in Ink, the fourth book in the Montgomery Ink contemporary romance series by New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan. See below for information the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Written in Ink (Montgomery Ink #4) by Carrie Ann Ryan

Written in Ink (Montgomery Ink #4) by Carrie Ann Ryan

About the Book
Title: Written in Ink
Series: Montgomery Ink #4
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 13, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay | ARe

Synopsis
A Brand New Full Length Novel in the Bestselling Montgomery Ink Series where the quiet, inked Montgomery finds his match in the woman with a fiery passion and a past full of secrets.

There’s nothing worse for a writer than missing a deadline. For Griffin Montgomery, his failure to do what he loves comes at a blow. He didn’t understand how it was affecting his life until his well-meaning family intercedes. His sisters have hired him a new personal assistant and he’s outraged—that is, until he sees who it is.

Autumn Minor is light on her feet and a bare memory for most people she meets. She does her best to blend in everywhere she lives, even if it’s only for a short period of time. Making sure no one truly notices her is the only way she’s survived this long. Only when she meets Griffin and the rest of the Montgomerys, she’s afraid she won’t be able to let go when its time to run.

Though the two begin a tentative but explosive relationship, they know it can’t last forever. Neither of them are made for the long haul when it comes to love and romance. When the demons from Autumn’s past find her and put both their lives at risk, Griffin will stop at nothing to protect her. In the end, though, he’ll be the one who needs a second chance.

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Excerpt
“That bad?” Griffin asked, holding out a coffee cup. “I think I remember you having sugar and cream in your coffee at Taboo. I don’t have fresh cream so you’re stuck with the powered stuff. Sorry.”

She took the cup that looked clean and full of fresh coffee from him. He raised a brow then took a deep drink from his mug after blowing on it.

“Ahh…” he whispered into his cup, looking down at his coffee like it was made from the gods, rather than a machine. “I don’t have anything in this house most days, but I always have coffee. I used to have groceries delivered, but then I got stuck in my book and forgot to order again. But coffee? I have that on an automatic delivery.” He quirked a grin at her, and she was pretty sure her womb clenched.

Seriously. Her womb.

How the hell was that even possible? And come to think of it, that kind of clenching wasn’t sexy in the least. This man was single-handedly burning her brain cells. Soon, she’d have a single brain cell left, singing a sad little tune about being lonely.

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Author Carrie Ann Ryan

Author Carrie Ann Ryan

About the Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Carrie Ann Ryan, never thought she’d be a writer. Not really. No, she loved math and science and even went on to graduate school in chemistry. Yes, she read as a kid and devoured teen fiction and Harry Potter, but it wasn’t until someone handed her a romance book in her late teens that she realized that there was something out there just for her. When another author suggested she use the voices in her head for good and not evil, The Redwood Pack and all her other stories were born.

Carrie Ann is a bestselling author of over twenty novels and novellas and has so much more on her mind (and on her spreadsheets *grins*) that she isn’t planning on giving up her dream anytime soon.

Where to Find Carrie Ann Ryan
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Release Day – Betrayal (Infidelity Series) by Aleatha Romig

Betrayal Release

Today is release day for Betrayal, the first book in the contemporary romance series, Infidelity, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Althea Romig. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

Betrayal (Infidelity #1) by Aleatha Romig

Betrayal (Infidelity #1) by Aleatha Romig

About the Book
Title: Betrayal
Series: Infidelity #1
Author: Aleatha Romig
Release Date: October 13, 2015
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks

Synopsis
One week. No future. No past. No more.

Alexandria Collins has one week to live carefree—no ghosts of her past or pressures of her future haunting her. Reinventing herself as “Charli,” she is knocked off her feet by a sexy, mysterious man who brings her pleasure like she never imagined. With her heart at stake, she forgets that decisions made in the dark of night reappear in the bright light of day.

“Some of my tastes are unique. They aren’t for everyone. I understand that.”

Lennox “Nox” Demetri is wealthy, confident, and decisive—he knows what he wants. From the first time he sees Charli at an exclusive resort, he knows he wants her. Although he is usually the one to make the rules, together they agree on one:

One week. No more.

When betrayal comes from those closest to Alexandria, she must decide how far she is willing to go to survive. Choices are not always easy, especially when they involve the heart, body, and soul. After all, Infidelity is a business, and some rules are meant to be broken.

“Is it really cheating if you’re doing it to yourself?”

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a sexy, new dominant hero who knows what he wants, and a strong-willed heroine who has plans of her own. With classic Aleatha Romig twists, turns, deceptions, and devotions, this new epic dark romance will have readers swooning one minute and screaming the next. Have you been Aleatha’d?

BETRAYAL is a full-length novel and the first of five in the INFIDELITY series.

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Excerpt
I motioned around the patio. “Is this what you do? You save women from the resort leaches and lure them to your lair?”

“My lair? Am I Batman?”

“Are you? I don’t know.”

He smirked. “If only I could make a living at doing just that, but alas, no. You’re my first rescue.”

I stopped my reach for a piece of cheese and looked back up at him. “You’re first?”

“My first rescue,” he clarified. “Hardly my first.”

“Why?”

He lifted his glass toward me in a toast. After I lifted mine, he said, “To you, Charli with an I, and to learning more about you.”

After our glasses clinked and we both took a sip, I asked the question that I’d been dying to know ever since our morning encounter. “You seem to have a clear advantage. You know my name, but I’ve yet to learn yours.”

“Do I?”

“Do you what?”

“Do I have an advantage?” He leaned closer. “Do I know your name? You see, I had the resort’s reservations scoured. I wanted to send a gift to your room and confirm our dinner, yet Charli was nowhere to be found.”

I took a deep breath. “Well, I’m here with my sister. I guess my name isn’t on the reservation.”

“You’re sister?”

“Yes, and you—if I were to have the reservations scoured?”

The sun had now fully set, falling below the water and the darkening sky was beginning to fill with stars, especially over the water.

“Would you believe, Batman?” When I didn’t respond, he said, “Bruce Wayne?”

Though I pursed my lips, I felt the twinkle in my eyes.

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Author Aleatha Romig

Author Aleatha Romig

About the Author
Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time  with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These standalone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat. In the fall of 2015, Aleatha will move head first into the world of dark romance with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Browne & Miller Literary Associates.

Where to Find Aleatha Romig
Goodreads | Website | NewsletterFacebook | Twitter | Amazon | Instagram | Pinterest | Tsu | Audible
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Release Day – Phoenix Awakens (The Phoenix Series) by Eliza Nolan

Phoenix Awakens Release Day

Today is release day for Phoenix Awakens, the first book in the young adult urban fantasy/paranormal series, The Phoenix, by Eliza Nolan. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Phoenix Awakens by Eliza Nolan

Phoenix Awakens by Eliza Nolan

About the Book
Title: Phoenix Awakens
Series: The Phoenix #1
Author: Eliza Nolan
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Release Date: October 12, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
A paranormal debut about a high school senior who finds herself in a fight with a secret society for control of ancient magic.

Julia never believed in magic.

Julia Long is starting her senior year with an extra dose of crazy. The dreams of cultish, bloody rituals are weird enough, but the victim in her lifelike dreams is her new classmate, Southern charmer Graham.

Graham admits he was a Phoenix — part of a centuries old secret society — but swears he left it all behind. As Julia works with Graham to figure out why she is dreaming about his past, she’s discovering she has other abilities. She heals Graham’s migraines with a touch, and there’s her superhuman strength that comes and goes. Julia doesn’t know where her new talents come from, but there’s no denying that when Graham is near, her powers kick into overdrive.

But the Phoenix Society wants Graham back. They need his blood to awaken the magic they seek, and they’ll do whatever it takes to get it.

Can Julia uncover the truth behind her connection to Graham? How far will Julia go in order to save Graham and stop the Phoenixes from harnessing this powerful magic?

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Excerpt
Our eyes met, and that was all it took for me to become lost in his heavy-lidded, crystal-blue eyes.

He turned to Clara and his face brightened. “Hey, Sis.” His voice was raspy like a smooth low buzz that set my insides humming.

“Graham, this is, Julia,” Clara said.

His lips turned up into a crooked grin, making heat rush to my cheeks. “Julia.” He nodded, reaching out to shake my hand and, although it was something Dad would do, I didn’t care. His Southern drawl was borderline hypnotic and sucked me in.

As he took my hand, my fingers tingled. Not the stomach dropping, sweaty, tongue-tied sensation you get from being around hot guys. Graham was definitely that hot. But no, this was different – a subtle prickling, like carbonated soda on the tongue. It tickled. We both looked down at our hands, eyes wide. The prickles crept up my arm, giving me goose bumps.

It was as if a current moved through us. My vision blurred and my legs weakened. Passing out became a serious possibility.

Was he doing something?

Then the sensation faded, replaced by a subtle wave of euphoria. Graham’s expression relaxed, and I finally remembered to let go.

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Author Eliza Nolan

Author Eliza Nolan

About the Author
Eliza Nolan was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She lived in Charleston, South Carolina, for a few years, after which she returned to icy Minnesota – where she now lives with her two cats in a house smaller than your closet.

She is an avid reader and writer of YA. She has ghostwritten a novel or two, but also writes her own stuff, and is FINALLY getting ready (to get ready) to publish her debut young adult urban fantasy novel, Phoenix Awakens.

Where to Find Eliza Nolan
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Release Day + Giveaway – The Infected (PODs Series) by Michelle K. Pickett

The Infected Release Day

Today is release day for The Infected, the second book in the young adult dystopian/zombie series, PODs, by Michelle K. Pickett. See below for information on the book, buy links, and the trailer, plus details on her giveaway.

The Infected (PODs #2) by Michelle K. Pickett

The Infected (PODs #2) by Michelle K. Pickett

About the Book
Title: The Infected
Series: PODs #2
Author: Michelle K. Pickett
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian/Zombie
Release Date: October 12, 2015
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
From the author of the award winning Unspeakable, and the best selling PODs, comes the highly anticipated sequel to PODs. A world where death stalks the unsuspecting, and this time even the PODs might not save them. 

A virus nearly wiped out humankind…

Months have passed since a human infection has been reported. Survivors of the deadly pandemic have finally started to build a life in a world left devastated by plague. 

Ironically, for nineteen-year-old Eva, life made more sense when she battled the deadly Infected than it does in the serenity of her new home in Rosewood. Separated from fiancé and former POD-mate, David, after an impossible ultimatum, Eva finds her life a little lonely and a lot confusing. 

But as troubled as Eva’s life is, it’s about to take a turn for the worse as untold dangers watch and wait for the right moment to attack… The virus refuses to die quietly.

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PODs (PODs #1) by Michelle K. Pickett

PODs (PODs #1) by Michelle K. Pickett

About Book 1
Title: PODs
Series: PODs #1
Author: Michelle K. Pickett
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian/Zombie
Release Date: June 4, 2013
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BAM! | BookDepository | Walmart

Synopsis
Seventeen-year-old Eva is a chosen one. Chosen to live, while others meet a swift and painful death from an incurable virus so lethal, a person is dead within days of symptoms emerging. In the POD system, a series of underground habitats built by the government, she waits with the other chosen for the deadly virus to claim those above. Separated from family and friends, it’s in the PODs she meets David. And while true love might not conquer all, it’s a balm for the broken soul.

After a year, scientists believe the population has died, and without living hosts, so has the virus. That’s the theory, anyway. But when the PODs are opened, survivors find the surface holds a vicious secret. The virus mutated, infecting those left top-side and creating… monsters.

Eva and David hide from the infected in the abandoned PODs. Together they try to build a life–a new beginning. But the infected follow and are relentless in their attacks. Leaving Eva and David to fight for survival, and pray for a cure.

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Author Michelle K. Pickett

Author Michelle K. Pickett

About the Author
I can’t write without a hoodie. Yeah, I live it Texas. We all have our quirks. I majored in accounting in college. I was required to declare a major, but I had no clue what I wanted to do, so I picked accounting because it was the first thing listed in the booklet the counselor gave me. Surprisingly, I graduated with a 4.0 GPA. Go figure.

Forget coffee. Hand over the Red Bull or Monster Khaos and no one gets hurt. Seriously, just set it down and step away. I will turn into a normal human after I guzzle my can of caffeine. I hate to cook, but love to watch cooking shows on television. I paint my nails weird colors just to see my husband roll his eyes and make my 9 year-old twin girls giggle. Oh, and mortify my 13 year-old son. 

I’m a hopeful romantic and love swoon-worthy endings that keep the butterflies going for days, but I don’t believe a HEA always ends with the boy getting the girl. Sometimes a HEA is an ending we don’t see coming, but is still best for the characters. I write across genres in the young adult and new adult age groups while eating way too many peanut butter M&Ms (but we’ll keep that second part just between us).

I was born and raised in Flint, Michigan, but now live in a suburb of Houston, TX with my very supportive family, a 125lb rescue “puppy” and a 12lb attack cat, also a rescue animal. And last, (but certainly not least), I love my family with everything in me. Everything I am, is theirs. There are no words in any language known to man to describe my love for them. They are my center. 

I’d love to hear from you. So drop me an email! Let’s chat. You tell me what you like in books, what you’d like to see happen in the writing community, what type of books you like to see more of…less of—I want to hear it all! So tell me, please. Because the one thing I wish I could put on my list, but I still haven’t figured out how to do, is mind-reading. But don’t tell my kids. I still have them fooled. ϑ🙂 

Where to Find Michelle K. Pickett
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Release Day – All I Need Is You (Loving You) by Wendy S. Marcus

All I Need Is You Release

Today is release day for All I Need is You, the second book in the contemporary romance series, Loving You, by award-winning author, Wendy S. Marcus. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

All I Need Is You (Loving You #2) by Wendy S. Marcus

All I Need Is You (Loving You #2) by Wendy S. Marcus

About the Book
Title: All I Need is You
Series: Loving You #2
Author: Wendy S. Marcus
Publisher: Loveswept
Genre: Contemporary Military Romance
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AUBarnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Perfect for fans of Kristan Higgins and Robyn Carr, this sexy yet sweet military romance reunites a headstrong dancer and a rugged army soldier after one steamy encounter tears them apart.

As a dancer who creates mesmerizing visions onstage, Neve James is looking for the same kind of stability in her love life. Her pen pal, Rory McRoy, is on leave from deployment in Afghanistan, so she heads to Boston to surprise him. After corresponding for months as part of a “Support Our Troops” initiative—and exchanging dozens of “Read When You’re Alone” letters—Neve knows what Rory likes, and she intends to fulfill his every fantasy. But all they get are a few blissful moments together before they’re interrupted by a woman claiming to be Rory’s fiancée.

Rory has fallen hard for Neve’s letters. When he finally meets her in person, he has to have her, right then and there—until Neve takes off in a fit of anger. Forced to return to Afghanistan before he can fix things between them, Rory waits four agonizing months to prove that he’s not the man Neve thinks he is. But by the time he arrives in New York, she’s already made up her mind. Luckily, Rory never backs down from a challenge, and he’s prepared to put everything on the line for love.

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Excerpt
“Don’t make that face around me. People will think I died,” Neve said, her beautiful green eyes opened slightly, her voice scratchy, little more than a whisper. She winced when she swallowed. “Water.”

He lifted the cup from her bedside table, elevated the head of her hospital bed, and guided the straw to her mouth. So many of his friends had died, but not Neve, thank God. “Nate ran out for coffee.”

“What day is it?” she asked, her voice a little stronger.

“Monday.”

She went to move her arm with the IV in it and winced. Then she lifted her other hand and rubbed her face. “I’ve been out of it for two whole days.”

Rory nodded. “Pretty much.”

As if just realizing something, she went still, then looked up at him with a questioning look: “Why are you still here?”

Because Neve had become such an integral part of his life, during such a difficult time in his life, and he didn’t want to lose her over some misunderstanding. She’d become his best female friend. He appreciated her perspective on things, valued her opinion, and enjoyed their interactions, especially the very intimate sharing of naughty letters and sexual likes and dislikes. He could talk to her about anything. And as much as he didn’t want to lose a friendship that had become very special to him, he also wanted more of what had happened between them in the storeroom of his parents’ pub. And he couldn’t stop thinking about it, couldn’t stop thinking about her.

They needed time to talk so they could move past Mary, who was not now and had never been his fiancée, so they could figure out what happened next, where they fit into each other’s lives now that he’d returned home for good. And they couldn’t very well work all that out until she woke up.

But he didn’t tell her any of those things. Instead he decided he’d much rather get a rise out of her, spark some life back into her, so he leaned in close, stared directly into her sleepy eyes, and whispered back, “You promised next time I could have you naked in a bed and take all the time I want.” He leaned in closer, almost to her ear, hating the stink of bleached hospital sheets and sickness, wishing she smelled of the enticing perfume she’d used to scent her erotically charged letters. “And here you are, in a bed, wearing nothing but a flimsy gown, which is close enough to naked for me. Now that you’re up, whaddya say we get to it?”

“Really, Rory.” She let out an annoyed huff. “Propositioning a woman in the hospital, hoping she’s so delirious with fever she’ll agree to have sex with you, is the sign of a truly pathetic, desperate man.”

Not just any woman. He turned his head so she wouldn’t see his smile, so happy to have her back. “I can wait until your fever comes down.” He pulled over the chair he’d been sitting in, lowered himself into it, and put his feet up on the foot of her bed. “It’s the gentlemanly thing to do. Besides, I’m in no rush.”

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Loving You Is Easy (Loving You #1) by Wendy S. Marcus

Loving You Is Easy (Loving You #1) by Wendy S. Marcus

About Book 1
Title: Loving You is Easy
Series: Loving You #1
Author: Wendy S. Marcus
Publisher: Loveswept
Genre: Contemporary Military Romance
Release Date: December 9, 2014
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AUBarnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
She’s a survivor of the front lines of politics. He’s a wounded soldier returning home from the battlefield. Can they place their trust in the power of love?

Nobody plays the role of perfect politician’s daughter better than quiet, respectable math teacher Brooke Ellstein. But she won’t be caught swimming with the sharks again, not after the son of a wealthy donor sinks his teeth into her and gets away with it. Still, political connections have their perks, such as heading up the governor’s “Support Our Troops” pen-pal initiative—and getting first dibs on the smoking-hot sergeant whose picture shakes her right down to her goody-two-shoes.

When corresponding with sweet, classy Brooke, Shane Develen instinctively hides his commando tattoos and blue-collar roots—and he can tell that she’s hiding something, too. But Shane knows he’s gained her trust when Brooke gives him a blisteringly sexy photo. Then he’s injured in an ambush and a fellow soldier posts the snapshot online. Overnight, Brooke’s reputation turns to ashes. Even though he’s totally wrong for her, Shane shows up on Brooke’s doorstep, determined to set things right—and discovers that right or wrong has nothing on the chemistry they share.

 

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Author Wendy S. Marcus

Author Wendy S. Marcus

About the Author
Wendy S. Marcus is an award-winning author of contemporary romance.

A nurse by trade, Wendy holds a Master of Science in Health Care Administration, a degree that does her absolutely no good as she now spends her days, nights, and weekends mucking around in her characters’ lives creating conflict, emotion, and, of course, a happily ever after.

Wendy lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley region of New York. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her dog Buddy, and blogging/e-mailing/tweeting/facebooking with her online friends.

Where to Wendy S. Marcus
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter
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Release Day – Every Wrong Reason by Rachel Higginson

Every Wrong Reason Cover Reveal

Today is release day for Every Wrong Reason, a new contemporary romance from Rachel Higginson. See below for information on the book, buy links, and a teaser. Looking for more by Rachel? Check out The Five Stages of Falling in Love, on sale now for just $0.99.

Every Wrong Reason by Rachel Higginson

Every Wrong Reason by Rachel Higginson

About the Book
Title: Every Wrong Reason
Author: Rachel Higginson
Publisher: Reckless Siren Publishing
Release Date: September 22, 2015
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
Links: GoodreadsAmazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks

Synopsis
First comes love.

Then comes marriage.

Then comes the… really nasty divorce.

Kate Carter thought she married her soul mate. She thought she had her happily ever after. But seven years into Kate’s marriage, she realizes that her husband Nick is not what she wanted. He’s selfish, he’s oblivious and he doesn’t love her anymore.

Maybe she doesn’t love him anymore either.

Divorce is the only option if either of them wants to find happiness.

Kate and Nick thought they knew what they wanted, but neither is prepared for the heartache that separating will bring them. The journey they embark on is not the freedom they wished for, but a painful look at the people they’ve become.

At the end of it, Kate has to decide if this is really the life she wants or if maybe there’s a way to salvage her broken heart.

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The Five Stages of Falling in Love by Rachel Higginson

The Five Stages of Falling in Love by Rachel Higginson

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Title: The Five Stages of Falling in Love
Author: Rachel Higginson
Release Date: January 27, 2014
Publisher: Reckless Siren Publishing
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Elizabeth Carlson is living in the pits of hell- also known as grief.

Her husband of eight years, the father of her four children and the love of her life, died from cancer. Grady’s prognosis was grim, even from the start, but Liz never gave up hope he would survive. How could she, when he was everything to her?

Six months later, she is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life and get the kids to school on time. Both seem impossible. Everything seems impossible these days.

When Ben Tyler moves in next door, she is drowning in sorrow and pain, her children are acting out, and the house is falling apart. She has no time for curious new friends or unwanted help, but Ben gives her both. And he doesn’t just want to help her with yard work or cleaning the gutters. Ben wants more from Liz. More than she’s capable of ever giving again.

As Liz mourns her dead husband and works her way through the five stages of grief, she finds there’s more of her heart to give than she thought possible. And as new love takes hold, she peels away the guilt and heartache, and discovers there’s more to life than death.

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Author Rachel Higginson

Author Rachel Higginson

About the Author
Rachel Higginson is the creator of The Star-Crossed Series, Love & Decay Novella Series, The Starbright Series, The Siren Series, Bet on Us and The Five Stages of Falling in Love! She is also the co-creator of the podcast, “Zach & Rachel Take Over the World.”

She was born and raised in Nebraska, but spent her college years traveling the world. She fell in love with Eastern Europe, Paris, Indian Food and the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka, but came back home to marry her high school sweetheart.

Now she spends her days raising four amazing kids. In the few spare moments she has to herself, she is either reading for hours on end or writing worlds of her own.

Where to Find Rachel Higginson
GoodreadsWebsite | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr

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Release Day – The Summer Marked (The Winter People) by Rebekah L. Purdy

The Summer Marked Release

Today is release day for The Summer Marked, the second book in the new adult fantasy series, The Winter People, by Rebekah L. Purdy. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Summer Marked (The Winter People #2) by Rebekah L. Purdy

Summer Marked (The Winter People #2) by Rebekah L. Purdy

About the Book
Title: Summer Marked
Series: The Winter People #2
Author: Rebekah L. Purdy
Genre: New Adult Fantasy
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: September 22, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Entangled

Synopsis
The sequel to the chilling Winter People returns to the world of Faerie, and is a romantic and enchanting follow-up.

Fresh off a break-up with her boyfriend, Kadie’s glad to be home from college for Thanksgiving. All she needs is a rebound guy, a box of chocolates, and some girl time with her best friend, Salome. Problem is, Salome isn’t returning her calls, and her family won’t say where she is. Feeling sorry for herself, Kadie ends up at Club Blade, a place filled with pumping music, dangerous guys, and promises of a good time. However, when midnight strikes, Kadie’s fun turns into a nightmare as she’s ripped from the human world into Faerie by a vengeful Winter Prince named Etienne. For the first time in her life, she realizes the monsters Salome always spoke of are real, and they’ll stop at nothing to destroy her friend.

Salome thought the winter curse was behind her. But winter has left its mark. Not just on her, but on the whole summer court. The Kingdom of Summer is falling apart, and Nevin is hanging onto his throne by a thread. With war on his doorstep, he has no choice but to send Gareth into enemy territory, which means Salome will be left alone—vulnerable in a world she doesn’t understand. A place where beauty is deadly and humans are pawns in the macabre games the Fae play. Both Kadie and Salome will have to call on all their strength to survive in a world where humans aren’t meant to be. With death and enemies all around them, it’ll be a miracle if they can survive.

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“Close the door and stay in there until someone comes to get you,” the fairy said. “We need you safe.”

I slammed the door shut, then leaned my head against my arms. Pitch blackness surrounded me. A thick, musty scent clung to the damp air. Chains rattled at the back of the room. I went still.

Tap. Tap. Tap.

Something shuffled behind me. Whispers began in a low buzz, echoing off the walls. I clutched my dagger tight to my chest and slid to the floor. My stomach knotted. My heart raced. Any minute now, I’m gonna pee my pants.

A sudden burst of light illuminated the room, and I squealed.

“Don’t worry, we’ll protect you…” a voice hissed like air leaking from a tire. A ghostly fi gure fl oated toward me. Its translucent skin glowed; its eyes were hollow and black. Phantom arrows protruded from its—or rather his—heart. He raised a finger and pointed. “Get away from the door.” 

I climbed to my feet but stood where I was. The fairy had screwed me over. She’d led me to be murdered by flipping ghosts.

“NOW!”

I staggered forward right as something rammed into the door. The wood splintered while growls erupted on the other side of the barrier. My eyes darted about the room. There was nowhere to go. Well, other than a creepy ass hallway at the back of the room.

Pop. Other ghosts appeared and shoved tables, barrels, stones—anything they could find—in front of the door. A cold touch on my arm made me scream as the same ghoulish man-ghost ushered me toward the serpentine hall I’d seen just a few minutes ago.

No way. I don’t want to go in there.

Yet, I didn’t have a choice. If I stayed out here, who knew what the dog from hell might do to me? Okay, so I either got mauled to death or accosted by a phantom.

Ghost it is.

My body quivered as I finally followed after the being. Bluish orbs lit the narrow passageway. Cobwebs brushed against my face. I prayed they didn’t have spiders attached to them. Shadows clung to the rock walls, seeping out to trail us. Deeper we went, until at last, we came to a metal door. Carved into its base were the same suns, snowflakes, flowers, and leaves I’d seen on the stones outside. The door creaked open, and I stepped into a room filled only with a large stone table and several chairs carved right into the rock walls.

Please don’t let that be a sacrificial altar.

I stood silent for a moment in an effort to catch my breath. When I turned, I saw an army of ghosts step through the walls and ceiling. “Who are you? An-and what do you want?”

“We are the ruined…” the ghostly man said. “We’ve come for you…”

My knees buckled, and I reached for the wall to steady myself.

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The Winter People (The Winter People #1) by Rebekah L. Purdy

The Winter People (The Winter People #1) by Rebekah L. Purdy

About Book 1
Title: The Winter People
Series: The Winter People #1
Author: Rebekah L. Purdy
Genre: New Adult Fantasy
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: September 2, 2014
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
An engrossing, complex, romantic fantasy perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore or Maggie Stiefvater, set in a wholly unique world.

Salome Montgomery fears winter—the cold, the snow, the ice, but most of all, the frozen pond she fell through as a child. Haunted by the voices and images of the strange beings that pulled her to safety, she hasn’t forgotten their warning to “stay away.” For eleven years, she has avoided the winter woods, the pond, and the darkness that lurks nearby. But when failing health takes her grandparents to Arizona, she is left in charge of maintaining their estate. This includes the “special gifts” that must be left at the back of the property.

Salome discovers she’s a key player in a world she’s tried for years to avoid. At the center of this world is the strange and beautiful Nevin, who she finds trespassing on her family’s property. Cursed with dark secrets and knowledge of the creatures in the woods, his interactions with Salome take her life in a new direction. A direction where she’ll have to decide between her longtime crush Colton, who could cure her fear of winter. Or Nevin who, along with an appointed bodyguard, Gareth, protects her from the darkness that swirls in the snowy backdrop. An evil that, given the chance, will kill her.

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Author Rebekah L. Purdy

Author Rebekah L. Purdy

About the Author
Rebekah Purdy grew up in Michigan, where she spent many late nights armed with a good book and a flashlight.

When not hiding at her computer and getting lost in her stories, she enjoys reading, singing, soccer, swimming, football, camping, playing video games and hanging out with her kids.

She loves the unexplainable like Bigfoot, the Dogman, and the Loch Ness Monster (lots of good story material)! She admits to still having all the books she bought throughout her childhood and teen years, and she may or may not have an obsession with anything chocolate…

Where to Find Rebekah L. Purdy

Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Release – Bereft (Seven Year Itch) by Jennifer Foor

Bereft Release Day

Today is release day for Bereft, the second book in the contemporary romance series, Seven Year Itch, by Jennifer Foor. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt and a couple of steamy teasers.

Bereft (Seven Year Itch #2) by Jennifer Foor

Bereft (Seven Year Itch #2) by Jennifer Foor

About the Book
Title: Bereft
Series: Seven Year Itch #2
Author: Jennifer Foor
Release Date: September 21, 2015
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
We’d been married seven years, and for the most part, I thought we were happy.

Little did I know my other half wasn’t. He’d been screwing around on me for the past six months. Now, on the verge of divorce, I’ve found myself in a conundrum.

He’s half my age, with a body that won’t quit. I keep telling myself it’s payback, but who am I kidding?

Instead of getting even, I’ve now made things irreparable.

I have a choice to make, and it’s going to be a lot harder than I imagined.

Fulfill your deepest Desires

Give in to Temptation

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Excerpt
My wife didn’t want to see me, and who could blame her? I’d fucked up. I’d let a little ass ruin my marriage, and that’s exactly what it was coming to.

Rachel was a strong-willed woman. She was set in her ways and liked being in control of the situation. I admired her strength, and the way she was able to manage multiple problems at once. This though, this broke her. I saw it in her desperate eyes. She was broken – lost – destroyed, all because I couldn’t keep my dick in my pants.

I saw an opportunity to feel young again and I dove right in, knowing the consequences would bite me in the ass at some point. I made the decision out of greed. I wanted to feel empowered; like I was able to get someone young and attractive. For a little while I felt like the king of the world. I thought I’d get away with it.

The more it happened, the harder it was to imagine getting caught.

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Binge (Seven Year Itch #1) by Jennifer Foor

Binge (Seven Year Itch #1) by Jennifer Foor

About Book 1
Title: Binge
Series: Seven Year Itch #1
Author: Jennifer Foor
Release Date: April 27, 2015
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Flynn and Aria Roberts have had plenty of ups and downs during their seven year marriage. Everyone warned them not to wed so young – that they’d be missing out on the key years when people grow from young adults to mature individuals.

The only thing holding them together now is their love for each other, and even that is becoming questionable.

To save the marriage, and the family they’ve already started, Flynn and Aria come up with an unconventional solution to help them find what’s missing in their relationship.

The only problem is doing so involves rediscovering themselves completely, even if it requires them to be unfaithful.

Can a marriage survive when vows are broken, or will chance encounters prove they’ve been missing out all-along?

Fulfill your deepest Desires

Give in to Temptation

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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
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