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Blog Tour – Teaser + Giveaway – FIGHTING THE FIRE (Warrior Fight Club) by Laura Kaye

 

Welcome to the blog tour for  FIGHTING THE FIRE, the third stand-alone book in the adult contemporary military romance series, Warrior Fight Club, by New York Times bestselling author, Laura Kaye, releasing March 30, 2021

Welcome to the blog tour for  FIGHTING THE FIRE, the third stand-alone book in the adult contemporary military romance series, Warrior Fight Club, by New York Times bestselling author, Laura Kaye, releasing March 30, 2021. See below for information on the book and series, pre-order links, an exclusive teaser, and details on her giveaway.

FIGHTING THE FIRE (Warrior Fight Club #3) by Laura Kaye

FIGHTING THE FIRE (Warrior Fight Club #3) by Laura Kaye

About the Book
Title:
FIGHTING THE FIRE
Series: Warrior Fight Club #3
Author: Laura Kaye
Release Date: April 23, 2019
Genre: Adult Contemporary Military Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DEAmazon FR | Amazon ITBarnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
One night is never enough…

For firefighter Sean Riddick, Warrior Fight Club keeps the demons of his past at bay, even though it means seeing Daniela England. Her ball-busting sarcasm drives him nuts, and he knows he’s damaged goods anyway, but he can’t help but remember how good they were together that one time. Now he wants to take her to the mats no matter how much they go toe to toe.

ER nurse Daniela England has lost so much that she’s vowed never to need anyone again. Fight club helps her beat back her survivor’s guilt, but it means dealing with Riddick. The hot-but-infuriating firefighter is everything she wants to avoid, which is why their one-night stand was a mistake. Now she needs to keep her distance so it doesn’t happen again.

But when Dani witnesses Sean’s motorcycle accident, she steps up to help him recover. One on one, they get beneath all the snark and find a connection neither expected. As Sean heals, the sparks between them burst into red-hot passion—and ignite old wounds. Now there are fires all around—and they have to decide which they’ll fight and which they’ll let consume them.

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Teaser from FIGHTING THE FIRE, the third stand-alone book in the adult contemporary military romance series, Warrior Fight Club, by New York Times bestselling author, Laura Kaye

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Dear Readers,
I’m so excited to share my new standalone romance, Fighting the Fire! This is the fourth book in my Warrior Fight Club contemporary romance series, which mixes military and sports romance elements to tell the story of an MMA training club which creates a found family for veterans transitioning to civilian life and dealing with their war-borne demons. In Fighting the Fire, Sean and Daniela are two of my favorite characters I’ve ever written–they’re both strong, loyal, snarky, and hiding some pretty deep hurts that in the end make them so perfect for each other. And all that frenemies tension makes the chemistry between them hot AF! I hope you love them as much as I do!

xx Laura Kaye

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Teaser from FIGHTING THE FIRE, the third stand-alone book in the adult contemporary military romance series, Warrior Fight Club, by New York Times bestselling author, Laura Kaye

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Warrior Fight Club Series

Get Caught Up on the Series

Book 1: FIGHTING FOR EVERYTHING
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Book 2: FIGHTING FOR WHAT’S HIS
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Author Laura Kaye

Author Laura Kaye

About the Author
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in contemporary romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and monster puppy, Schuyler, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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Where to Find Laura Kaye
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – I PUT A SPELL ON YOU by Sarah Vance-Tompkins

 

Welcome to the book blitz for I PUT A SPELL ON YOU, an adult fairytale, by Sarah Vance-Tompkins

Welcome to the book blitz for I PUT A SPELL ON YOU, an adult fairytale romance, by Sarah Vance-Tompkins. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

I PUT A SPELL ON YOU, an adult fairytale, by Sarah Vance-Tompkins

I PUT A SPELL ON YOU by Sarah Vance-Tompkins

About the Book
Title:
I PUT A SPELL ON YOU
Author: Sarah Vance-Tompkins
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Release Date: March 23, 2021
Genre: Adult Fairytale Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
“Being a modern-day fairy godmother isn’t all ‘bibbidi bobbidi boo,’” the legendary Lilliana Willowbrook says. “It’s hard work, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We don’t handle cash, jewelry, real estate or revenge.”

AVIANA WILLOWBROOK had no idea that her mother is a living legend until the day the tattered old copy of “The Fairy Godmother’s Rulebook” arrived in the mail on her twenty-first birthday. Estranged from her mom, and living in Beverly Hills with her father, her stepmother and two super-achieving stepsisters, Aviana is unhappy and directionless.

Hotel heir NASH NOLAN isn’t content to use his family’s fortune, instead he’s used his computer knowledge to create a successful travel app. He’s not the kind of guy to wear his heart on his sleeve, Nash is immediately attracted to Aviana’s confidence and kindness.

But everything changes when novice fairy godmother Aviana is tasked with sparking a romance between Nash and her wicked stepsister. Will she use her powers to help Nash and her stepsister find their destiny, or will she use her pixie dust to find her own happily ever after?

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Excerpt #2
When I returned ‘THE FAIRY GODMOTHER’S RULEBOOK’ was open on my desk. No one was nearby, but the old velum pages were open to reveal a woodcut etching of a fairyland scene faced with a thin slice of tissue paper. In the etching a group of fairies floated above the ground in a circle around a regal-looking woman in a ball gown as they balanced a bejeweled tiara on her head.

I slammed the book shut and a cloud of glittering dust rose from the pages. The dust cloud made me woozy and gave me the sneezes. When I recovered from the sneezing fit, my ears itched like I had poison ivy.
No surprise.

If the old book had anything to do with Mom, I was allergic to it and its contents. I stuffed the book back into my tote under my desk. Best to be forgotten. As soon as possible. I didn’t have time for fairies, or fairy tales. I didn’t believe in them when I was a little girl, and I sure as hell wasn’t going to start now.

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I PUT A SPELL ON YOU, an adult fairytale, by Sarah Vance-Tompkins is available now!

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Author Sarah Vance-Tompkins

Author Sarah Vance-Tompkins

About the Author
Sarah Vance-Tompkins received an MFA in Film Production from the University of Southern California, and went on to work in feature film development in Hollywood. Prior to film school, she wrote and produced radio and television commercials. She grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan, and now lives in Southern California with her husband and a glaring of unruly cats.

 

 

 

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Where to Find Sarah Vance-Tompkins
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Young Adult Book Review + Giveaway – THE SECRET RECIPE FOR MOVING ON by Karen Bischer

 

Welcome to the blog tour for THE SECRET RECIPE FOR MOVING ON, a standalone young adult contemporary romance by Karen Bischer

 

THE SECRET RECIPE FOR MOVING ON, a standalone young adult contemporary romance by Karen Bischer

THE SECRET RECIPE FOR MOVING ON by Karen Bischer

5 out of 5 stars

Synopsis
When Ellie is dumped by her boyfriend, she’s forced to make new friends (while watching her ex swoon over his new girlfriend) in The Secret Recipe for Moving On, a smart and funny YA debut from Karen Bischer.

Ellie Agresti’s not sure anything could be worse than being dumped by her boyfriend, Hunter, the first day of senior year.

But sharing a “life skills” class with him and his new girlfriend, Brynn? AND getting partnered with a “family” of misfits (A.J., the loudmouth; Isaiah, the horse-racing obsessive; and Luke, the tattooed stunt-biker)?

It’s a recipe for certain disaster…until an in-class competition allows Ellie to channel her angst into beating Hunter and Brynn’s team, and she unexpectedly bonds with her own group–especially Luke–in the process.

But as Ellie soon discovers, it will take more than classroom triumphs to heal her broken heart–and find herself again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Review
This is exactly the book I needed to read at this moment in my life. It’s delightful, delicious, and devourable. Seventeen-year-old Ellie is a recent transplant after her father lost his restaurant due to the actions of an unscrupulous employee. She arrived mid junior year where she immediately drew the attentions of Hunter and they were immediately smitten. Hunter rolled Ellie into his posse and she gained both a boyfriend and a friend group overnight, easing her transition. But when Hunter reveals himself to be the worst boyfriend ever, dumping her overnight for someone else, Ellie is left both brokenhearted and friendless since Hunter’s friends were hers. To make matters worse, she’s stuck with him and his saccharinely adorable new girlfriend, Brynn, in their life skills class, until the class bad boy, Luke, rescues her from their pod. Now, Ellie is determined to not only prove to Hunter she’s better off without him, but to take down his life skills pod by the end of the year.

Plot
The plot is so much fun. Rather than just a straight-up romance, it’s more of a character growth arc with a side of romance. Ellie has a lot of growing to do, too. In fact, I wasn’t even sure I liked her in the first few chapters, but after she and Hunter part ways and she needs to forge her own way in her new high school all on her own, she becomes someone I rooted for every step of the way. Her relationship with the other members of her pod brought some of the best dialogue and moments to the book. And while I predicted early on that Luke would be a love interest before the book ended, I love that it wasn’t THE plot. The main plot is really about Ellie finding herself and discovering who she is without her BFF, Jodie, by her side every day, and without Hunter and his friend group.

The Characters
I loved the characters! Even Brynn and Hunter were the antagonists you love to hate. Luke, AJ, and Isaiah, as Ellie’s life skills cohorts, were all so unique in their personalities and they truly brought out the best in Ellie. Her childhood best friend, Jodie, who only lives an hour away, makes cameo appearances and it’s clear to see why these two have such a solid friendship.

Top Five Things I Loved About THE SECRET RECIPE FOR MOVING ON
1. Ellie. For me, it’s the hallmark of good writing when an author can make me care so much about a character after I initially dismissed them as unlikeable.

2. Luke. I love him. He’s nothing like Ellie’s original assessment, but that’s because he’s complex and complicated and it only makes him more endearing.

3. Isaiah. The horserace loving, sheltered teen is one of the most fascinating characters in the story.

4. Getting Even. Ellie takes the “getting even by living your best life” approach to the limits and it’s sweet revenge.

5. Life Skills. Their “easy A” class is anything but, as all the students learn a lesson on life in a fun, unique class.

Bottom Line
A delightful romance with heart and soul. I love these characters and I love the themes.

Disclaimer
I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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About the Book
Title: THE SECRET RECIPE FOR MOVING ON
Author: Karen Bischer
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release Date: March 23, 2021
Pages: 287
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play

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Debut Author Karen Bischer

Author Karen Bischer

About the Author
Karen Bischer has written short stories for Girls’ World and Animal Tales magazines and currently works as a copyeditor. She lives in her native New Jersey, where she has never encountered Bruce Springsteen in the wild, but does have a cat named after a member of the E Street Band.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Karen Bischer
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – TRISTAN (The Hawks Series) by Jennie Lynn Roberts

 

Welcome to the book blitz for TRISTAN, the first book in the adult fantasy romance series, The Hawks, by Jennie Lynn Roberts

Welcome to the book blitz for TRISTAN, the first book in the adult fantasy romance series, The Hawks, by Jennie Lynn Roberts. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

TRISTAN, the first book in the adult fantasy romance series, The Hawks, by Jennie Lynn Roberts

TRISTAN (The Hawks Series #1) by Jennie Lynn Roberts

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
TRISTAN
Series: The Hawks Series #1
Author: Jennie Lynn Roberts
Release Date: February 22, 2021
Genre: Adult Fantasy Romance
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Synopsis
His redemption might be her downfall…

Tristan has nothing left to lose. His best friend’s betrayal cost him everything. Now, he’s going to take it back. All he has to do to get the Hawks reinstated to their rightful position at the palace is track down the traitor’s younger sister and turn her over for execution. But Nim’s not the girl Tristan left behind years ago; she’s a stubborn, loyal, beautiful woman, and he can’t stop himself from wanting her.

Nim fled with nothing when the king’s favorite came for her. All she has left is the conviction that her brother is innocent—and her determination to free him. She’ll do anything…even if it means convincing Tristan to help her. But the man he’s become is a far cry from the boy she fell in love with so long ago. He’s formidably stern and deeply untrusting. She’ll just have to hope he still has a heart under that battle-scarred exterior.

When love and duty collide, will Tristan follow his orders or follow his heart?

Tristan, book 1 in The Hawks series, is a sexy, steamy, adult fantasy romance full of swords, shifters (kind of), and tons of action. But fair warning: This book is intended only for readers who love slow burn romance, fast-paced adventure, soul mates and found family—and characters who curse when they fight for survival. If that’s you, happy reading.

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Excerpt #1
Her wings hurt.

Not just a low background thrum. Nor the deep throbbing ache she’d left behind hours ago. No, this was constant, stabbing agony as something wrenched deep inside her with every flex of her right wing. The rest of her was faring only slightly better—throat and wrists bruised to deep purple, a clump of her long dark hair was missing. And, down her right side, a blistering burn surrounded by pits and pockmarks, flanked a deep laceration through her wing. The harsh results of catching herself against the blazing rafters in her frantic flight to freedom.

Nim flew in a haze of pain, hardly aware of her surroundings. Focusing everything she had on moving forward. Staying low against the trees. Eventually she had to take a break. The frantic pace and constant pain were making it hard to think, and she needed a moment to assess and plan. She had fled into the sky, taking nothing other than the clothes on her back and Val’s ring clenched in her fist. No thought other than to get far away.

She had flown at least a mile before she felt safe enough to hover, just for a few seconds, and tuck the ring into the small pocket in her waistband. But now she was past the initial rush of panic, and tiring fast. She desperately needed a moment to regroup.

She allowed herself to drop down a few feet so that she was in amongst the top of the trees and flew jerkily toward a massive beech, thankfully still thick with leaves in reds and golds as autumn approached. A good place to hide. The kind of place she and Val had loved to play when they were children, pretending to be warriors with Tristan. Hurt followed the thought, swift and brutal. She pushed it all away—there would be time for self-pity after she survived.

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Author Jennie Lynn Roberts

Author Jennie Lynn Roberts

About the Author
Jennie Lynn Roberts believes that every strong, kickass heroine should have control of her own story, a swoony hero to support her at every turn, and a guaranteed happily ever after. Because that doesn’t always happen in real life, she began creating her own worlds that work just the way they should. And she hasn’t looked back since.

Jennie would rather be writing than doing anything else—except for spending time with her gorgeous family, of course. But when she isn’t building vibrant new worlds, she can be found nattering with friends, baking up a storm, or strolling in the woods around her home in England.

If you want to talk books, romance, movies, reluctant heroes, or just about anything else with Jennie, feel free to contact her atwww.jennielynnroberts.com. But be prepared to settle in for a long chat if you bring up shifters, vampires, Star Wars, or The Princess Bride….

 

Where to Find Jennie Lynn Roberts
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Release Day – DARK LEGACY (The Legacy Series) by Jen Talty

 

Today is release day for DARK LEGACY, the first book in the adult romantic suspense series, Legacy, by USA Today bestselling author, Jen Talty

Today is release day for DARK LEGACY, the first book in the adult romantic suspense series, Legacy, by USA Today bestselling author, Jen Talty. See below for information on the book, buy links, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

DARK LEGACY, the first book in the adult romantic suspense series, by USA Today bestselling author, Jen Talty

DARK LEGACY (The Legacy Series #1) by Jen Talty

About the Book
Title:
DARK LEGACY
Series: The Legacy Series #4
Author: Jen Talty
Release Date: March 23, 2021
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon ITBarnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Shannon Brendel, a therapist for troubled teens, wants to find the daughter she gave up when was sixteen. She doesn’t want a relationship. She only wants to know her child is safe and has a better life. One free from her father’s dark legacy. However, when she begins the search, she will lead the evil man she feels she helped create right to her daughter’s doorstep. This is a man she’s vowed never to see again. A man who could easily pull her back into the depths of hell her father had placed her in. He is a man who is hell bent on revenge and will stop at nothing to see that Shannon, and their daughter, pay the ultimate price.

Jackson Armstrong, a private investigator will take just about any case except those involving adoption. He has his reasons. So, when his super sexy neighbor asks him to help her find the little girl she gave up years ago, he says no. That is until Shannon’s patients start mysteriously disappearing, showing up dead, and Shannon becomes the best suspect. Jackson will do what-ever it takes to prove Shannon is innocent and protect her and her daughter.

But will it be enough to save them from such a dark legacy.

 

 

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DARK LEGACY, the first book in the adult romantic suspense series, by USA Today bestselling author, Jen Talty, is available now!

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Author Jen Talty

Author Jen Talty

About the Author
Jen Talty is a USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Paranormal Romance. In the fall of 2020, a short story of hers was selected and featured in a 1001 Dark Knights Anthology. She is currently contracted to write in the With Me in Seattle series by Kristen Proby with Lady Boss Press as well as Susan Stoker’s Special Forces: Operation Alpha and Elle James’s Brotherhood Protectors. For more information, visit Jen’s website.

 

 

 

 

Where to find Jen Talty
Goodreads | Website | Newsletter | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – ROYALLY DRAINED (V.I.L.F. Series) by Fritzi Cox

 

Welcome to the book blitz for ROYALLY DRAINED, the first book in the adult paranormal romance series, V.I.L.F., by Fritzi Cox

Welcome to the book blitz for ROYALLY DRAINED, the first book in the adult paranormal romance series, V.I.L.F., by Fritzi Cox. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on their giveaway.

ROYALLY DRAINED, the first book in the adult paranormal romance series, V.I.L.F., by Fritzi Cox

ROYALLY DRAINED (V.I.L.F. Series #1) by Fritzi Cox

About the Book
Title: ROYALLY DRAINED
Series: V.I.L.F Series #1
Authors: Fritzi Cox
Release Date: March 23, 2021
Genre:
 Adult Paranormal Romance
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Synopsis
From jilted princess bride to a revenge plot fit for a king, this charming couple is royally screwed …

As I lived my best royal life, my only job as a princess was to find and marry a handsome prince. Too bad Prince Theo turned out to be more of a toad. After I began losing my powers, he lost interest in our upcoming wedding. Not only did Theo leave me at the altar, but he also banished me and my merry band of misfits from the Kingdom of Poppycock forever.

Talk about a walk of shame!

From enchanted castle to crumbling cottage, I’m now stuck in Morningwood, struggling to plot my next move. This strange little town, full of mischief and magic, is the perfect place to hide while I practice my spells and hopefully regain my powers. What could possibly go wrong? Other than accidentally summoning a mysterious male vampire who throws me off my quest and gets my blood boiling in all the right places. And my blood is exactly what Vail and his brotherhood need for their top-secret laboratory.

Who would have thought my charming royal genes could help their dangerous mission? As long as Vail keeps his fangs to himself, we won’t have a problem. His hands though? That’s another story entirely. My taste for revenge is strong, but his taste for me is stronger.

Could this be my fairy-tale ending? Or am I destined to live a nightmare?

Author’s note:
Royally Drained is a paranormal romcom with a few dark themes. This is book 1 in the VILF series and ends with a cliff-hanger.

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Teaser from ROYALLY DRAINED, the first book in the adult paranormal romance series, V.I.L.F., by Fritzi Cox

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Excerpt #2
“He’s here!” Godmother’s eyes grew wide. She patted down her dress pockets, checking for her wand before barking orders. “Pumpkin, stay in your corner. Mirror Mirror, shut up. Penelope, you’re up. Let’s see how well you remember class and elegance. You can practice for your winery soiree. If we all become this vampire’s dinner, it’s on you. I’m stupidly putting my faith in you—and him. Don’t fuck this up.”

“Godmother! Where did you learn that language?” I put a hand to my ruffled collar.

“From you. Now, get the door. I’ll pour the blood.” Her voice drifted into a harsh whisper.

I stood up, smoothing my hands down my skirt and instantly regretting my big heart. I hadn’t invited Vail to dinner to practice magic or charm. Nor had I asked him over because he had the body of a sculpted mid-century Viking and a voice that calmed and commanded me, all at once. I hadn’t even invited him over because I was curious about sex with a vampire and if the rumors of mind-blowing ecstasy were true. I didn’t plan on seducing him to find out.

Sure, I’d thought about it—a lot. In the bath, in the woods, when I was alone in bed and I was sure Mirror Mirror had fallen asleep. Vail had overtaken my fantasies ever since he whirled me around the ballroom and dipped me in the most romantic gesture I’d ever experienced. But every day I grew older, he stayed the same. The ex-prince vamp man and I would never work.

The real reason I’d invited him to dinner was to study him. He exuded an air of royalty and confidence that, no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t match. But even without my princessy qualities, at our last meeting, he’d treated me every bit of a queen.
I took a deep breath, swelling my bosom, and opened the door.

Vail stood, adjusting the lapels on his jacket. The tantalizing smell of his cologne drifted into my senses and caused me to let out a long, audible breath.

He froze, raking his eyes over my best ballgown, pausing his gaze at my puffed-out cleavage.

“My lady, you look exquisite.” He bowed, licking his lips. A glint of fang shimmered beneath his smile.

“Thank you! Good evening. Come in!” My words spilled out in an unintelligible sentence that even I didn’t understand.

Whatever grace and elegance I’d once had melted away at the sight of this vampire. He turned me into a royal shitshow.

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ROYALLY DRAINED, the first book in the adult paranormal romance series, V.I.L.F., by Fritzi Cox is available now!

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Author Fritzi Cox

Author Fritzi Cox

About the Author
Fritzi Cox is a dark soul with a wicked sense of humor. She regularly bathes in the blood of her enemies while sipping champagne and hashtagging her vibes. She’s fond of plotting mayhem, writing spellbinding twists, and tickling her readers with an over-the-top sense of humor. Rumor has it, her alter ego, Kat Addams, is her spirit animal. Or is it the other way around? Either way, expect Fritzi to keep you on your toes!

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Fritzi Cox
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Blog Tour – Excerpt – ROOM FOR US (Rose House Inn Series) by L.M. Halloran

 

Welcome to the blog tour for ROOM FOR US, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Rose House Inn, by L.M. Halloran

Welcome to the blog tour for ROOM FOR US, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Rose House Inn, by L.M. Halloran. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

ROOM FOR US, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Rose House Inn, by L.M. Halloran

ROOM FOR US (Rose House Inn Series) by L.M. Halloran

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Title: ROOM FOR US
Series: Rose House Inn Series #1
Author: L.M. Halloran
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 18, 2021
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Synopsis
Ethan Hart thinks I’m his maid. Too bad I need his money more than my pride. The intense, arrogant author has booked my entire Inn to write his next fictional masterpiece. I have no choice but to put up with his demands.

Breakfast is a daily endurance test. Making his bed and doing his wash? A different kind of torture. And that’s not even the worst part.

With his haunted eyes, frozen heart, and heated touch, Ethan makes me burn in ways I swore I never would again.

There’s no place in my life for him, nor in his for me. But six weeks together might create…

Just enough room for us.

 

 

 

 

 

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Teaser from ROOM FOR US, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Rose House Inn, by L.M. Halloran

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Excerpt
When he doesn’t look like he wants to break things, he’s stunning. Heat spirals from my chest to my belly, a line of fire that leaves tingles in its wake.

Uh-oh.

Hoping he mistakes the cause of my red face as exertion, I cough. Loudly. “So…?”

“I don’t need anything, but it looks like you do.”

My mind cartwheels into the gutter, grabbing up all sorts of trashy thoughts. Aunt B’s romance novels have poisoned me, because all I can think about is this man—this beautiful stranger—ripping off my clothes and screwing me until I can’t walk. Preferably while whispering in my ear in a Scottish accent about all the things he’s going to do to me with his sword.

My problem is simple. It’s been too long since I had sex. Great sex, specifically. The mentally numbing kind that leaves your legs shaking and your throat sore. It’s merely bad luck that Mr. Stick Up His Ass looks the way he does. Namely, like he could throw on a kilt and some blue body paint scream “FREEEDOM!” à la Mel Gibson in Braveheart.

“Earth to Ms. Kemper?”

I blink lazily, focusing on his face. The arched brows, the pursed lips. From his tone, I gather he’s been talking to me while my brain and body took a jaunt down fantasy lane.

I haven’t been sleeping well. That’s my problem. I can’t possibly be attracted to this asshat.

“Sorry, um, what did you say?” My voice is hoarse, my face aflame.

He frowns. “I asked if you’d like some help.” He waves toward my fallen shovel. “With what you’re doing.”

“Oh! Oh. No. I mean, no, thank you.” I take the last two swallows of tea, then grab the shovel. “I’m stopping for the day. But thanks for offering, and for the iced tea!”

I book it toward the garden shed on the side of the house, not looking back.

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Teaser from ROOM FOR US, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Rose House Inn, by L.M. Halloran

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Author L.M. Halloran

Author L.M. Halloran

About the Author
When not writing or reading, the author enjoys walking barefoot, subjecting her husband to questionable recipes, and chasing her spirited daughter. She’s a rabid fan of coffee, moon-gazing, and small dogs that resemble Ewoks. Home is Portland, Oregon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cover Reveal – WAITING FOR SOMEDAY (Someday Series) by M.M. Koenig

 

Author M.M. Koenig is revealing the cover to WAITING FOR SOMEDAY, the second book in new her adult contemporary romance series, Someday, releasing April 8, 2021

Author M.M. Koenig is revealing the cover to WAITING FOR SOMEDAY, the second book in her new adult contemporary romance series, Someday, releasing April 8, 2021. See below for the cover, information on the book and series, an exclusive excerpt, and preorder links.

WAITING FOR SOMEDAY, the second book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Someday, by M.M. Koenig

WAITING FOR SOMEDAY (Someday Series #2) by M.M. Koenig

About the Book
Title: WAITING FOR SOMEDAY
Series: Someday Series #2
Author: M.M. Koenig
Release Date: April 8, 2021
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
Danger is nothing new to Bri McAndrews. After an accident that almost took her life, Bri has to mourn the loss of a relationship that should’ve been forever. Trey Donovan broke her heart and moving on has been nearly impossible, especially when threats start piling in. Bri has an idea of who’s pulling the strings, but finding the proof is presenting to be a whole new set of problems.

The guilt of risking Bri’s life is a living entity in Trey Donovan’s gut, eating away at him with every forbidden word, touch, emotion. But that isn’t enough to keep Trey from having Bri any way he can—even if it means causing her a world of hurt in the process.

Trey will stop at nothing to keep Bri safe, but he’s already taken a gamble with her heart. When push comes to shove, will Trey and Bri rise from the ashes of everything they’ve become, or will they continue Waiting for Someday?

 

 

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Excerpt
I couldn’t help but roll my eyes at the sinful grin spreading across his face. I also didn’t have an argument for that smug remark, so I walked toward the huge rock slabs at the edge of the shore and sat down. Water splashed against them, sending mist into the air and across my face. Wrapping my arms around myself, I listened to each wave crash against the large stones.

A loud cackle grabbed my attention, and I glimpsed over my shoulder. Flames flickered into the dark sky as the fire really hit its peak. Flashing that damn cocky smirk of his, he plopped down next to me.

I rested my head on his shoulder before tapping his chest. “I’m not going to stroke your ego, so you can stop waggling your eyebrows in demand that I do.”

Trey howled with laughter. “What if I want you to stroke something else?”

I brushed my fingers along the bulge of his jeans, noting how hard he already was without me touching him. When I went to fiddle with his zipper, he released an unsteady breath and locked our hands together. A salacious grin fell from my lips. “Careful what you wish for. I think I’ve proven I’m comfortable having sex anywhere.”

“That you have, babe. It’s an incredible turn-on too. I hope it’s okay we came here. I thought about getting tickets to a show in the city or taking you to a museum, but as selfish as it sounds, I really wanted to be somewhere that allowed us to turn off our minds for a while and The Point is always a good place to take a break from reality.”

“Coming here was the perfect plan. I’ve had my fill of people for the day. The universe finally gave us a break for once.”

“What do you mean?” Trey asked, stroking my cheek.

“Usually, this place is packed, but there isn’t a soul in sight. That rarely happens, so maybe something is going our way. Let’s face it, that doesn’t happen very often,” I muttered, gazing at the dim stars.

Trey gently gripped my chin. “I can’t argue with you there. We’re both fighters, though. The world is going to have to throw a hell of a lot at us for either of us to break. You’re still one of the strongest people I’ve ever met. I know that’s probably hard for you to believe, but it’s the truth, and I don’t want you to forget it.”

As I stared into his mesmerizing gray eyes, my heart rate sped up. Being enveloped in his embrace was one of the things that gave me the courage to fight back when life pushed too hard. All those years ago, he’d been absolutely right about one thing: we were always worth fighting for.

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WAITING FOR SOMEDAY, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Someday, by M.M. Koenig releases April 8, 2021

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Author M.M. Koenig

Author M.M. Koenig

About the Author
M. M. Koenig enjoys being active and has a variety of interests that coincide with her passion for life. Always one to try new things, she has acquired a variety of skills. Her sarcastic nature and multitude of experiences tend to find their way into her novels.

When she has free time and isn’t writing, she spends as much time as she can with friends and family. To fuel her soul, she is constantly looking for new music, movies, and books to keep the writer’s block at bay.

 

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Teaser Reveal – BOOK OF LOVE (Sweetness and Light Series) by Erin Satie

 

Author Erin Satie is revealing a teaser from BOOK OF LOVE, the second book in her adult historical romance series, Sweetness and Light, releasing April 20, 2021. See below for information on the book and series, preorder links, and the exclusive teaser.

BOOK OF LOVE, the second book in the adult historical romance series, Sweetness and Light, by Erin Satie

BOOK OF LOVE (Sweetness and Light Series #2) by Erin Satie

About the Book
Title: BOOK OF LOVE
Series: Sweetness and Light Series #2
Author: Erin Satie
Publisher: Little Phrase
Release Date: April 20, 2021
Genre: Adult Historical Romance
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Synopsis
She’s trying to make ends meet. He’s out for a bit of fun.

Cordelia Kelly is busy, focused, worried about the future of her fledgling bookbinding business. When a handsome man stops her on the street to pester her with questions, she gives him the consideration he deserves: none. That handsome man happens to be the Duke of Stroud, and he finds Cordelia’s hostility hilarious. He gives chase, if only for the pleasure of provoking her again.

He thinks life is a game. She doesn’t play around.

Within days of meeting Cordelia, Stroud sets a marching band on a matchmaking mama, defaces a local monument, and ropes Cordelia into a round of his favorite game. In that same time, Cordelia stitches together the complete works of Mary Wollstonecraft, enthusiastically devotes herself to a petition demanding expanded legal rights for married women, and beats Stroud at his own game.

She defies all expectations. So does he.

Most people dismiss Stroud as a fool–himself included. When Cordelia sees past his lighthearted facade, he’s terrified and also… in love? Stroud barges into Cordelia’s life, offering her all the material and sensual temptations she’s learned to do without. She usually has willpower to spare, but turning him down takes all of it, and then some. He’s oddly irresistible.

Or maybe they’re perfect for one another.

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Author Erin Satie

Author Erin Satie

About the Author
Erin Satie is the author of the dark and elegant No Better Angels series, historical romances set in the early Victorian period. She’s currently hard at work on her upcoming series, Sweetness & Light, which should be just as elegant but not quite so dark.

Erin is a California native who’s lived on the coasts and in the heartland, in tiny city apartments and on a working farm. She studied art history in both college and graduate school—research is always her favorite part of starting a new book.

Her favorite part of finishing a book, whether reading or writing, is the happily ever after.

 

 

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Release Day – TO HAVE AND TO HATE by R.S. Grey

 

Today is release day for TO HAVE AND TO HATE, a stand-alone contemporary romance/romantic comedy, by USA Today bestselling author, R.S. Grey

Today is release day for TO HAVE AND TO HATE, a stand-alone contemporary romance/romantic comedy, by USA Today bestselling author, R.S. Grey. See below for information on the book and buy links.

TO HAVE AND TO HATE, a stand-alone contemporary romance/romantic comedy, by R.S. Grey

TO HAVE AND TO HATE by R.S. Grey

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: TO HAVE AND TO HATE
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: May 18, 2021
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
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Synopsis
Marry a man I barely know to save my family from ruin. It might’ve been simple, if my betrothed were anybody else.

On our wedding day, my husband-to-be arrived at the courthouse like a black cloud rolling over Manhattan. Walt didn’t crack smiles or pepper in pleasantries as we exchanged hollow vows in front of the judge. His disdain for me was so palpable I assumed we’d walk out of that ceremony and resume our regularly scheduled programming. But then fate was like, Hold my beer. I got this.

In desperate need of help and with nowhere else to turn, I had no choice but to ignore a crucial rule in our contract: I shall only contact Mr. Jennings II in case of emergency. But hey, what’s a little fine print between husband and wife?

Turns out, Walt’s a stickler for legalese—I think it might be his love language. Oh, and his attitude at the courthouse wasn’t a put-on. My so-called husband is a jerk. He takes what he wants without giving any consideration to other people—specifically ME, his blushing, contractually-obligated bride!

I knew life with Walt would be no honeymoon, but a marriage of any sort should still come with a few standard guarantees:

To have and to hold. For richer or poorer. In sickness and in health.

But after experiencing Walt’s version of wedded bliss, I say let’s forget about all that lovey-dovey crap and just take me straight to death do us part.

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Author R.S. Grey

Author R.S. Grey

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

 

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Release Day – ROOM FOR US (Rose House Inn Series) by L.M. Halloran

 

Today is release ay for ROOM FOR US, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Rose House Inn, by L.M. Halloran

Today is release day for ROOM FOR US, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Rose House Inn, by L.M. Halloran. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

ROOM FOR US, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Rose House Inn, by L.M. Halloran

ROOM FOR US (Rose House Inn Series) by L.M. Halloran

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: ROOM FOR US
Series: Rose House Inn Series #1
Author: L.M. Halloran
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 18, 2021
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Synopsis
Ethan Hart thinks I’m his maid. Too bad I need his money more than my pride. The intense, arrogant author has booked my entire Inn to write his next fictional masterpiece. I have no choice but to put up with his demands.

Breakfast is a daily endurance test. Making his bed and doing his wash? A different kind of torture. And that’s not even the worst part.

With his haunted eyes, frozen heart, and heated touch, Ethan makes me burn in ways I swore I never would again.

There’s no place in my life for him, nor in his for me. But six weeks together might create…

Just enough room for us.

 

 

 

 

 

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Teaser from ROOM FOR US, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Rose House Inn, by L.M. Halloran

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Excerpt
That’s odd. I study the screen of my newly replaced cell phone. The number I called only rang three times before disconnecting. No voicemail. What kind of inn doesn’t have a voicemail?

Not to be deterred, I call back. This time there’s two rings, then nothing. I press Send again.

One ring—nothing.

Now I’m annoyed. I call again. And again. Six times total before the line abruptly opens and a woman snaps, “What do you want?”

I’m so stunned I can’t speak.

“Hello?” she repeats, voice dripping acid. “Chris, if that’s you, I told you I never want to talk to you again! I’ve moved on.

I don’t need you, your stupid alimony, or your half-assed justifications. Grow up!”

I almost hang up. I want nothing to do with anything that just came out of this woman’s mouth. And yet… there’s something in her voice, something I can’t quite put my finger on. Lurking beneath the rage, hidden by slicing consonants and cool vowels. Then I realize what it is.

Pain.

And like a weight has been lifted from my chest, I can suddenly speak.

“Is this the right number for Rose House Inn in Sun River?”

In the following silence, I imagine her horror and mortification. I must be a bit of a sadist, because it makes me smile.

“I’m so sorry.” A gutted whisper. “Please don’t hang up. I-I thought you were someone else.”

“Obviously.”

I pause, weighing the wisdom of what I’m about to do. Every other goddamn hotel, motel, and rental in the area is booked because of some upcoming film festival. When I stumbled on the website for Rose House late last night, the online booking was wide-open. A red flag all on its own, but desperation trumped logic. Unfortunately, there was no option to book the entire house online. Hence this absurd phone call.

If this is the standard of customer service offered at the Rose House, at least I now have some idea why it isn’t bursting with bookings. And what I can expect to endure.

“Sir? Are you still there? Again, I’m so sorry. Can we start over? My name is Zoey Kemper and I’m the new owner of Rose House. I’d love to discuss your needs.”

“I’m here. Give me a second to decide whether or not to hang up.”

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Author L.M. Halloran

Author L.M. Halloran

About the Author
When not writing or reading, the author enjoys walking barefoot, subjecting her husband to questionable recipes, and chasing her spirited daughter. She’s a rabid fan of coffee, moon-gazing, and small dogs that resemble Ewoks. Home is Portland, Oregon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – WILDE TYPE (Alex Wilde Series) by HK Jacobs

 

Welcome to the book blitz for WILDE TYPE, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Alex Wilde, by HK Jacobs. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

WILDE TYPE, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Alex Wilde, by HK Jacobs

WILDE TYPE (Alex Wilde Series #1) by HK Jacobs

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
WILDE TYPE
Series: Alex Wilde Series #1
Author: HK Jacobs
Release Date: November 18, 2020
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
He had awoken something in her the first night they met–a rebirth of hope for irrevocable love, a love so powerful that it canceled out the burden of her pain.

Dr. Alexandra Wilde is brilliant, driven, and wholly dedicated to her profession. Caring for critically ill children has taken her across the globe from Mongolia to Haiti to her current assignment in Gaborone, Botswana. Her life is full of excitement, tragedy, and personal sacrifice with little room for anything or anyone else. She has always welcomed any adventure…except for the one wearing the face of billionaire mining heir and international playboy, Ian Devall. He is arrogant, charming, and utterly disenchanted. However, when circumstances thrust him into her life, she is captivated by a glimpse of his deeper character and drawn into a blazing romance. An ensuing path of self-discovery leads her to reopen the wounds of her past, and she must choose between the life she always imagined…or one she never dreamed was possible.

 

 

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Teaser from WILDE TYPE, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Alex Wilde, by HK Jacobs

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Excerpt #4
She had never felt so peaceful and unhinged all at once. Speaking of unhinged. She spied Ian wandering over, two freshly filled mimosa flutes in his hands. He sat down next to her, carefully avoiding any contact with the threatening spikes extending above them. “I thought for sure you wouldn’t want to come and find me here.” Alex glanced up at the clusters of thorns.

“I would probably come find you anywhere.” His smile was so genuine that Alex’s insides did a flip flop, and she tried to remind herself who he was—who he had always been.

“Mmm,” she said, draining her current glass and reaching for the one he offered. Nothing like a little liquid anxiolysis.

“I’m surprised you didn’t leap out of the jeep this morning with your little medical bag and try to save that poor buffalo.” He seemed tipsy and cute, practically giggling at the visual he had created.

“Death is a part of life,” Alex replied dryly. “I know that better than almost anyone.”

“It is,” he said, somber for a moment before continuing. “I can’t help but wonder whether you are a buffalo—the necessary sacrifice for the wellbeing of another species—or the lioness—the queen at the top of the food chain?”

The question caught her off guard. It seemed too profound for a beautiful morning in the Kalahari when they were both mildly drunk. “A little bit of both…depends on the day,” she replied with a raise of one eyebrow. He nodded, curling his lips as he weighed her answer.“What about today?” The question was simple, but he said it so erotically that she had to staunch the desire flooding her veins.

“The thing is—being a doctor and all—I am a servant to humanity by nature.” She took her index finger and traced it along his neck in the groove between his trachea and sternocleidomastoid muscle. “But I know exactly where your jugular is.” She rose to her feet and headed back toward the jeep. She could feel him watching her the entire way.

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Teaser from WILDE TYPE, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Alex Wilde, by HK Jacobs

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Author HK Jacobs

Author HK Jacobs

About the Author
HK Jacobs graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and has spent her life as a physician traveling the globe caring for children. She also has a Master of Public Health from the University of Texas with a concentration in global health and completed her thesis in Port au Prince, Haiti. She currently resides in Texas, where she practices pediatric critical care medicine and strives to live the life she imagined. Wilde Type is her debut novel.

 

 

 

 

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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – FEARLESS (Less Than Zero Series) by Kaylene Winter

 

Welcome to the book blitz for FEARLESS, the third book in the adult contemporary rockstar romance series, Less Than Zero, by Kaylene Winter

Welcome to the book blitz for FEARLESS, the third book in the adult contemporary rockstar romance series, Less Than Zero, by Kaylene Winter. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

FEARLESS, the third book in the adult contemporary rockstar romance series, Less Than Zero, by Kaylene Winter

FEARLESS (Less Than Zero Series #3) by Kaylene Winter

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
FEARLESS
Series: Less Than Zero Series #3
Author: Kaylene Winter
Publisher: Rocker Romance
Release Date: March 17, 2021
Genre: Adult Contemporary Rockstar Romance
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Synopsis
Family is everything, I protect mine with my life..

Connor McGloughlin had it all, a great family, a college scholarship and music. Tragedy forced him to grow up too fast. When his life finally is on track, Ronni Miller appears like a dream. Kindred spirits in the most unlikely of circumstances. There’s only one thing in the way— Her dark past he’s determined to protect her from.

When your innocence is stolen, trust is a precious gift..

Actress Ronni Miller tasted fame at a young age. But her path to stardom was riddled with tragedy. She never imagined falling for Connor McGloughlin, a rogue, Irish rock star. The thing is? Ronni’s got revenge on her mind. Regardless of the risk or the consequences. Or losing the one thing in her life that makes her feel alive.

Connor has only ever asked Ronni for one thing: her heart. But when her bravery is couched in lies? She risks losing the man who would do anything for her. Unless she finally realizes being fearless means placing your trust in true love.

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Excerpt #2
Ty’s deep voice interrupted my thought. “Connor, this is Ronni Miller.”

She stuck out her hand, almost shyly. “Oh, I know who you are. I love LTZ.”

Jace chuckled and excused himself. Ty didn’t bother, he was like a ninja and slipped away without saying a word. No complaints from me. Now alone, I was left sitting next to the beautiful woman with her hand enveloped in mine. I flicked my thumb over her knuckles. She smelled delicious, like a lemon-meringue pie. I wanted to eat her up.

Snapping out of our eye lock, she looked around and realized we’d been ditched. “Where’d they go?”

“Ty made his patented escape.”

“Oh.” Her nose scrunched up adorably. Clearly, this lass wasn’t used to being rejected.

“So, Ronni? Fancy a drink, love?” I turned up my brogue to eleven. In situations like this, I double-downed on my accent. Chicks dug it. It worked like a charm. I was learning that firsthand with all of the tail I’d been pulling since Jen dumped me.

“Um. Well. Sure.” She fiddled with the strap of her dress distractedly before looking up at me. She blinked once. Then twice. “I think I just lost a bet.”

Damn.

“Oh yeah? I’ve been known to gamble. What’s the wager?”

She shook her head, almost embarrassed. “A friend bet me that I couldn’t get a kiss.”

“From Ty?” I laughed heartily. Oh Lord, if she only knew.

She began to giggle. Her cheeks turned pink. “Well, technically the bet was getting a kiss from someone in LTZ.”

“How much?”

Her eyes widened in surprise. “What?”

“How much was the wager?”

She gathered her hair and twisted it up into a messy knot. “Does it matter?”

Good God how I wanted to grip a fistful of that hair and hold it tightly while I rammed into her from behind. “It does.”

She threw her hands up. “Fine. But you need context.”

“Hit me.”

“It’s going to sound so dumb. I just got out of a serious relationship and my friend is determined to get me back in the saddle, so to speak.”

Ahh. Well, well, well. We were in the same boat. With that little piece of information, how could I resist? Without hesitating another second, I bent down and licked the seam of her lips before pressing my mouth fully against hers. Her pliant lips opened. Our kiss deepened.

Ho-ly shite.

My palms threaded through her luxurious mane and caressed the base of her skull to tilt her head gently. My tongue sought hers and swirled around in a slow dance before I sucked on it. Her eyes opened in surprise at the intimacy, but she relaxed against me. Clutched my shirt in her fists.

My hands roamed downward, skimming her sides. Thumbing the underswell of her breasts before reaching around and grabbing her ass. Squeezing. Pulling her toward me so she could feel my hard cock pressing against her. Her hips gyrated against my erection, making me groan.

Before I knew it, we were going at it like we were starved. Grinding against each other. Tasting. Groping. Forgetting where we were.

More like not caring.

I could have gone on for hours because this Ronni girl tasted delicious. Like some sort of exotic fruit cocktail with a tinge of cool mint.

As much as I wanted to keep kissing her, I had a plan.

When she was well and thoroughly snogged, I released her. Held her away from my body, but lightly gripped her upper arms. She looked down at my prick, which was a clearly outlined ridge in my jeans. She turned her gaze back up to me. Expectantly.

Oh, but what good would it be if she didn’t have to work for it?

I was going all in.

Abruptly, I released her and walked away.

Turning, only to say, “You’ve got your LTZ kiss, beautiful, hope that your wager was a big one.”

If I was a betting man, and I was, she’d follow me in— three… two… one…

Except she didn’t.

And I went bust.

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Book 1: ENDLESS
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Author Kaylene Winter

Author Kaylene Winter

About the Author
When she was only 15, Kaylene Winter wrote her first rocker romance novel starring a fictionalized version of herself, her friends and their gorgeous rocker boyfriends. After living her own rockstar life as a band manager, music promoter and mover and shaker in Seattle during the early 1990’s, Kaylene became a digital media legal strategist helping bring movies, television and music online. Throughout her busy career, Kaylene lost herself in romance novels across all genres inspiring her to realize her life-long dream to be a published author. She lives in Seattle with her amazing husband and dog. She loves to travel, throw lavish dinner parties and support charitable causes supporting arts and animals.

 

 

 

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – EARL OF BRECKEN (Once Upon A Widow Series) by Aubrey Wynne

 

Welcome to the book blitz for EARL OF BRECKEN, the fifth book in the adult historical romance series, Once Upon a Widow, part of the Wicked Earls Club series, by Aubrey Wynne

Welcome to the book blitz for EARL OF BRECKEN, the fifth book in the adult historical romance series, Once Upon a Widow, part of the Wicked Earls Club series, by Aubrey Wynne. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

EARL OF BRECKEN, the fifth book in the adult historical romance series, Once Upon a Widow, part of the Wicked Earls Club series, by Aubrey Wynne

EARL OF BRECKEN (Once Upon A Widow Series #5) by Aubrey Wynne

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: EARL OF BRECKEN
Series: Once Upon a Widow Series #5
Author: Aubrey Wynn
Publisher: Plato Publishing
Release Date: March 9, 2021
Genre:
Adult Historical Romance
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Synopsis
A seductive Welsh earl on the brink of ruin. A wealthy cit in search of a hero.

Miss Evelina Franklin reads too many romance novels. She’s certain a handsome duke—or dashing highwayman—is in her future. In the meantime, Evie entertains herself with the admirers vying for her fortune.

The Earl of Brecken needs cash. His late father left their Welsh estate in ruin, and his mother will not let him rest until it is restored to its former glory. Notorious for his seductive charm, he searches the ballrooms for a wealthy heiress. His choices are dismal until he meets Miss Franklin. Guileless and gorgeous with an enormous dowry, she seems the answer to his prayers. Until his conscience makes an unexpected appearance.

 

 

 

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Excerpt #3
They made their way down the center aisle, seats flanking them in rows of four. As Lord Brecken stopped at the third row, Lady Franklin reached out, clasped Fenella’s wrist, and pulled her toward the chairs. Then she stepped out of the aisle and sat next to her eldest daughter, leaving the earl next to Evelina. Evie closed her eyes at her mother’s audacity and wondered whether to pinch her or hug her. The voice in her head screamed in embarrassment; her heart leapt with joy.

She kept her gaze lowered, the white beaded reticule in her lap suddenly of great interest. Her eyes slipped sideways when his hand moved to rest on his lap, his thumb laying on his… fall. She sucked in a breath as he crossed one ankle over a knee, brushing her dress. Stop staring, you hoyden. It was too late. She couldn’t have dragged her eyes away if someone had shouted, “Fire!” The hem of his trousers hitched up, and he reached down to pull it back over his boot. Evie watched his fingers grip the material, a square gold ring with a B studded in tiny diamonds adorning the right fourth finger. The stones seemed to wink at her with his quick movement, and she imagined the pads of his fingers lightly tracing her cheek.

Breathe! she reminded herself for the second time that hour. Gracious, it was stifling in this room. Were there no windows to open? She licked her lips, her mouth as dry as a stone in the Sahara.

“So, are you enjoying your first season, Miss Evelina?”

His voice made her jump, guilt singing her cheeks as she forced her gaze away from his lap and up to his face. She wasn’t sure which was a sweeter torture. What would his beard feel like? Would it tickle? His lips would be soft, just like in her dreams. A sigh escaped.

“Is that a yes?” The amusement in his voice snapped her back to reality.

“Heavens, where did my mind wander?” she said, snapping her fan open. Perhaps Papa should invest in ladies’ fans. Evie might need several replacements this season.

He bent low, his eyes flashing with challenge, and whispered, “I don’t know, but I’d like to come along.”

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Author Aubrey Wynne

Author Aubrey Wynne

About the Author
Bestselling and award-winning author Aubrey Wynne is an elementary teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by night. She resides in the Midwest with her husband, dogs, horses, mule, and barn cats. Obsessions include wine, history, travel, trail riding, and all things Christmas. Her Chicago Christmas series has received the Golden Quill, Aspen Gold, Heart of Excellence, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and twice nominated as a Rone finalist by InD’tale Magazine. 

Aubrey’s first love is medieval romance but after dipping her toe in the Regency period in 2018 with the Wicked Earls’ Club, she was smitten. This inspired her spin-off series Once Upon a Widow and the Scottish Regency series A MacNaughton Castle Romance with Dragonblade Novels.  

 

 

 

Where to find Aubrey Wynn
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – GABRIEL’S ALBUM (Cruise Control Heroes Series) by Sian Ceinwen

 

Welcome to the book blitz for GABRIEL'S ALBUM, the first book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Cruise Control Heroes, by Sian Ceinwen

Welcome to the book blitz for GABRIEL’S ALBUM, the first book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Cruise Control Heroes, by Sian Ceinwen. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

GABRIEL'S ALBUM, the first book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Cruise Control Heroes, by Sian Ceinwen

GABRIEL’S ALBUM (Cruise Control Heroes Series #1) by Sian Ceinwen

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Title: GABRIEL’S ALBUM
Series: Cruise Control Heroes Series #1
Authors: Sian Ceinwen
Release Date: March 14, 2021
Genre:
New Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
The rock star always gets the girl…

I’m living my dream. For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a rock star. And now here I am, about to start my first big tour, when she comes along.

Ariana.

From the second we meet, she’s all I can think about.Asking her to come on tour with me is easy. But she’s shy, insecure, and the paparazzi scare her. We live in two completely different worlds.

I love her and I know that she’s worth fighting for. The problem is, I’m not sure if love is enough.

Gabriel’s Album is the first book in the Cruise Control Heroes series. It’s the companion novel to The Album. Fall in love with Gabriel and Ariana all over again as Cruise Control embarks on their first world tour.

 

 

 

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Excerpt #2
Sebastian hands us our bottles of water and walks over to a trunk with ‘DREAMS COME TRUE’ written on it. He opens it and pulls three journals and pens out if before giving one of each to both me and Hayden.

“This is called the Wisdom Tree,” Sebastian informs us. “You write your thoughts, ideas, or dreams in these books. People add to them all the time. I thought this might be good for you, Gabriel.”

I flick through the journal he gave me, reading the thoughts, dreams, and ideas that other hikers have contributed. My heart rate increases as I consider what I should add to this. I close my eyes and take some deep breaths while I think about it. I’ve just achieved a life dream, probably my biggest one, but I know what I want. I begin to write.

I’ve worked hard to get where I am. I’ve succeeded in achieving my goals. What does it mean if I can’t have you?

It’s the thought that I’ve been struggling with since Ariana left. I thought that what we were building together could become something much more. The possibility that she might not come back to me is too painful to bear. I have to cling to the hope that Heather will get through to her while she’s back at home, and we can get through this.

A single tear drops from my face and splashes on the page, causing the ink in front of me to blur. I wipe the other tears from my face and close the book before walking over and placing the journal and pen in the trunk again.

I cough and ask, “Are you guys done?”

“Just finished,” Hayden smiles.

“I’m done too,” Sebastian nods.

If either of them notices my tears, they don’t mention them, and we continue on our way to the sign. On the way there, Sebastian stops and drops the backpack on the ground before pulling out my phone.

“You can check it if you want,” he says as he holds it out to me.

My heartbeat increases as I take it from him, and I can barely breathe as I check the screen. Nothing. I take a deep breath and fight back tears. Surely, Heather should’ve gotten a hold of her by now.

I hand the phone back to Sebastian without saying a word, or even unlocking it. He puts it away without further comment, but for the rest of the hike, my mind is a blur. I can’t focus on the amazing scenery; I can only focus on my inner turmoil. Everything is wrong. I hate knowing that I’m going to see the Hollywood sign without Ariana. She should’ve been here.

When we get to the point where we can see the sign, we finally see other hikers. Sebastian was right about the Burbank Peak Trail being a solitary hike. I see a couple of the other hikers take photos of us, but they don’t approach us.

“Should we go and try to climb the sign?” Sebastian asks with a cheeky grin on his face as he gestures to the chain-link fence protecting it.

“Pass,” Hayden laughs. “I don’t feel like being arrested today. Can you even imagine what Cooper would say?”

“You’re not talking me out of it,” Sebastian smirks, then looks at me, and his face drops. “Okay, bad idea, I guess. Well, let’s get pictures. I’ll put them on Instagram and make Heather jealous, at least.”

We take selfies in front of the view of the sign below us. I’ve gotten so used to posing for photos that when I look at the ones we’ve taken, you can’t even tell that my heart is broken and every cell in my body is aching for Ariana. I look like any other guy out on a hike with his friends.

Sebastian takes some more pictures of the view, then we have a drink of water before beginning the hike back to the car.

When we reach the Wisdom Tree again, I say, “Wait a second.”

I open the trunk and pull out another journal and pen. I open it to write another message.

If you don’t come back to me, I know the pain will fade. My love, though? That will remain the same.

I know Ariana will never read this, but it doesn’t matter. I feel better for writing it down. It’s the truth, as well. I can barely stand to think about her not coming back to me, but even if she doesn’t, I will always love her. I kiss the words on the page, wishing they were Ariana’s lips, and place the journal back in the trunk.

By the time we get back to the car, I’m tired, both physically and emotionally. Sebastian and Hayden talk on the way back to the hotel, but I’m grateful that they don’t push me to talk at all. As soon as I reach the quiet darkness of my hotel suite, I pull out my phone again and see nothing of interest. People have called and messaged, but none of them are Ariana. So, I call her.

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Teaser from GABRIEL'S ALBUM, the first book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Cruise Control Heroes, by Sian Ceinwen

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Author Sian Ceinwen

Author Sian Ceinwen

About the Author
Hi, I’m Sian Ceinwen and I live in Western Australia with my husband and two kids. I started writing this in the third person but it was just odd. A little bit about me, I’ve enjoyed writing all my life, getting the worlds and characters in my head down for other people to enjoy is my passion.

Writing a book wasn’t something I ever thought I could really do but inspired by a song, I aimed to do it. With a lot of coaxing from my friends for me to finish it so they could find out the ending.

I released Gabriel and Ariana’s story, The Album, on March 14th, 2020. Harrison and Heather’s story, The Wedding, came out on June 6th, 2020. Sebastian and Lita’s book, The Baby, was released on November 18th, 2020.

The first book in the companion series, Gabriel’s Album, is available for pre-order and will be released on March 14th, 2021. It’s Gabriel and Ariana’s story retold from Gabriel’s point of view.

I hope that you will fall in love with the Cruise Control world the same way that I have.

Where to Find Sian Ceinwen
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Book Blitz – Teaser + Giveaway – FOUR LETTER FEELINGS (The Jeremy Lewis Series) by Lasairiona McMaster

 

Welcome to the book blitz for FOUR LETTER FEELINGS, the first book in the new adult contemporary sports romance series, Jeremy Lewis, by Lasairiona McMaster

Welcome to the book blitz for FOUR LETTER FEELINGS, the first book in the new adult contemporary sports romance series, Jeremy Lewis, by Lasairiona McMaster. See below for information on the book, buy links, a teaser excerpt, and details on her giveaway. For a limited time, you can pick up the ebook for just $0.99.

FOUR LETTER FEELINGS, the first book in the new adult contemporary sports romance series, Jeremy Lewis, by Lasairiona McMaster

FOUR LETTER FEELINGS (The Jeremy Lewis Series #1) by Lasairiona McMaster

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Title: FOUR LETTER FEELINGS
Series: Jeremy Lewis Series #1
Authors: Lasairiona McMaster
Release Date: September 24, 2020
Genre:
New Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
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Synopsis
Jeremy Lewis has just returned from a year in Europe, ready to start college in Alabama and pursue his dream career in the National Hockey League. Other than boring school work, he’s eager to play hockey, hang out with his new teammates and maybe even rekindle an old flame when Chelsea Davis unexpectedly reappears in his life.

Life is looking pretty darn peachy.

But when his world is turned upside down by a tragic loss, merely surviving each day feels like an achievement. How can he get through college and keep his budding career on track when all he wants to do is drink and squander his parent’s fortune? Can he convince Chelsea he’s a changed man when he seems so intent on his own destruction?

 

 

 

 

 

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Author Lasairiona McMaster

Author Lasairiona McMaster

About the Author
Lasairiona McMaster writes sassy, classy and badassy women and strong, yet vulnerable men. She challenges reader’s expectations by openly dealing with mental health issues, often exploring tough-to-handle topics and ‘taboos’ and books with a whole lotta heart.

She can either be found enjoying a gin and lemonade by the Irish sea, or baking sweet treats in her kitchen while singing at the top of her lungs. When she’s ‘home’ in Texas, and isn’t eating fresh-popped popcorn while buying things she has absolutely no need for in Target, she can be found at Chuys eating her body weight in chips and queso and washing it down with a margarita swirl. She loves to make friends out of strangers.

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Lasairiona McMaster
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – DEAD SEA by Mia Kerick

 

Welcome to the book blitz for DEAD SEA, a stand-alone young adult coming of age LGBTQ+ contemporary romance, by Mia Kerick

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DEAD SEA, a stand-alone young adult coming of age LGBTQ+ contemporary romance, by Mia Kerick

DEAD SEA by Mia Kerick

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Title: DEAD SEA
Author: Mia Kerick
Release Date: March 3, 2021
Genre: Young Adult Coming of Age LGBTQ+ Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
Kyle is a swaggering bully; Lenny strives to be invisible. Kyle has been left alone in the world; Lenny is the world’s biggest loner. When Kyle saves Lenny from drowning, their lives will never be the same.

After a brutal encounter with school bullies, Lenny swims out into the ocean, determined to let the current whisk him away. Next thing he knows the meanest kid in town is pulling him from the waves, promising to be his Dead Sea, and to never let him sink.

All Kyle wants is to get out of beach cleanup, is that too much to ask? So he goes for a swim, only to come upon the most epic “nobody” in the senior class drowning in a riptide. Lenny’s haunted gaze grips him, and Kyle makes the impulsive decision to save his life or die trying. And through this ordeal, Kyle and Lenny are transformed.

Kyle’s heroic act sets him on the straight and narrow, and he opens his heart to the young man he dragged from the ocean. Lenny changes too but is still unable to reveal the truth of his pain. While drowning in a sea of secrets, the reformed bully and wary victim fall in love. But staying afloat in the Dead Sea is not as simple as it seems.

 

 

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Excerpt #3

Kyle

“I know I told you I wanted to talk about schools and futures, but there’s something else I want even more.” Time to come clean.

Lenny opens his mouth to speak—three times. No sound comes out. Damn, he’s cute.

“I wanna kiss you so bad. Can’t remember wanting nothing so much since I was a kid on Christmas Eve hoping for a Gameboy.”

This time when he opens his mouth, he gasps. And it’s more sexy than cute.

“Would that be okay? You know, if I kissed you?” I suck in a breath too, figuring I’ll hold onto it until he answers. Hope it doesn’t take too long—that could spell problems.

“Listen, Kyle, you don’t know everything about me.”

I push the air out of my lungs in one huge gust. Good news, Grampa: he didn’t say no fuckin’ way will I let your lips near mine.

“There’s plenty you don’t know about me too, Lenny. Like how I pants-ed Chad Giza at the seventh grade Valentine’s Day party in Mrs. Webster’s class because I was so pissed-off I got zero candy-cards from girls and he got a dozen. But I still want to kiss you.”

When Lenny smiles, his lips look as good as the finish line at the end of a marathon. Not that I ever ran a marathon, but I figure this is how I’d see it.

“Then kiss me,” he whispers.

“You don’t have to ask me twice.” I say this even though, technically, I was the one who asked him. I lean in, put my sweaty palms on his shoulders, and pull Lenny toward me. He slides my way without a tug-of-war—and I press my lips onto his.

I start with a soft dry kiss, so as not to freak him out. It doesn’t last for even a whole second. Then I pull off Lenny’s lips. I need to check out his face to make sure he’s not losing his marbles. His eyes are closed and long dark eyelashes rest on his cheeks. His forehead is smooth of wrinkles, and his lips are loose and ready for more. And his light brown curls are tousled just right from the wind. Lenny looks like an angel. Seriously, Gramps, the dude belongs on the top of Mom’s keep-your-hands-off Christmas tree.

Nope. Lenny’s my angel, and it’s time for another kiss. I swoop in again, and this time, after I cover his lips with mine, I stay. I kiss him once, in the dry sweet way. And when I poke open his mouth with my tongue, he lets me in.

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Author Mia Kerick

Author Mia Kerick

About the Author
Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children–all named after saints–and five nonpedigreed cats–all named after the next best thing to saints, Boston Red Sox players. Her husband of twenty years has been told by many that he has the patience of Job, but don’t ask Mia about that, as it is a sensitive subject.

Mia focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled young men and their relationships, and she believes that sex has a place in a love story, but not until it is firmly established as a love story. As a teen, Mia filled spiral-bound notebooks with romantic tales of tortured heroes (most of whom happened to strongly resemble lead vocalists of 1980s big-hair bands) and stuffed them under her mattress for safekeeping. She is thankful to Dreamspinner Press for providing her with an alternate place to stash her stories.

Mia is proud of her involvement with the Human Rights Campaign and cheers for each and every victory made in the name of marital equality. Her only major regret: never having taken typing or computer class in school, destining her to a life consumed with two-fingered pecking and constant prayer to the Gods of Technology.

My themes I always write about:
Sweetness. Unconventional love, tortured/damaged heroes- only love can save them.

Mia Kerick focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled young men within the boundaries of blossoming, supportive relationships. She believes that sex has a place in a love story, but not until it is firmly established as a love story. And Mia’s stories are centered around a certain theme: even heroes can be sweet. Sweet, but not completely innocent.

Where to find Mia Kerick
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – MOMENTS LIKE THIS by Anna Gomez and Kristoffer Polaha

 

Welcome to the blog tour for MOMENTS LIKE THIS, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance by Anna Gomez and Kristoffer Polaha

Welcome to the blog tour for MOMENTS LIKE THIS, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance by Anna Gomez and Kristoffer Polaha. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on their giveaway.

MOMENTS LIKE THIS, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance by Anna Gomez and Kristoffer Polaha

MOMENTS LIKE THIS by Anna Gomez and Kristoffer Polaha

About the Book
Title: MOMENTS LIKE THIS
Authors: Anna Gomez and Kristoffer Polaha
Publisher: Rosewind Books
Release Date: March 9, 2021
Genre:
Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
After Andrea “Andie” Matthews chooses her career over a marriage proposal and then loses a promotion she worked so hard for, she jumps at the chance to take a break and help run a friend’s coffee shop.

Alone in Hawaii, Andie befriends the staff and quickly grows to care for them, making her determined to revive the company.

As luck would have it, she meets the mysterious Warren Yates on Christmas Eve. They share a cup of coffee, some conversation, and even a moment, which leads to many more in the coming weeks.

But when Andie learns who Warren really is—and what he actually wants—she is torn between her feelings and his deception.

Will Warren be able to win her heart back?

 

 

 

 

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Excerpt #1
“Are you ready to forgive yourself?”

“I …” I choked on my answer. I wanted to say yes, of course, but it wouldn’t come out.

The strange woman went on. “Well, be prepared. The islands are a special place. The Aloha Spirit. I don’t know if it’s the breeze that blows across the ocean and brushes over the land, or the fact some say the moon hangs lower in our sky. My ancestors believed it was the lava flowing underneath the surface of the ground keeping everything off balance, making it easy to fall over and into love. There is a very special energy on the islands. The old ones say that love itself was born in Hawaii. If you are brokenhearted, the islands will mend it. If you are lonely, the islands will guide you to your companion. The whole world is drawn to them—that’s why everyone takes their honeymoon in Hawaii.

“Personally, I believe it has something to do with the waves, the tidal pull, and the constant motion of the ocean. If you stand on the shore and look out at the Pacific, you will begin to feel as if you are on a boat. You become unsteady and unbalanced. My husband used to say it is the ions in the air, charged and bright and full of energy that makes everyone so eager to fall in love. He didn’t say it so politely, but you catch my meaning. So, my daughter”—I had graduated from little sister to daughter—“if you stay long enough, perhaps you too will be changed by these islands.”

“I hope so.”

We sat there silently until the plane landed and taxied. Then with one word—“Aloha”—she walked off the plane and down the steps to the tarmac.

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Authors Anna Gomez and Kristoffer Polaha

Authors Anna Gomez and Kristoffer Polaha

About the Authors
Kristoffer Polaha is best-known for his long starring role in the critically acclaimed series Life Unexpected (The CW). Other TV series credits include Get Shorty with Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd, the limited series Condor opposite William Hurt and Max Irons, The CW’s Ringer (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Valentine, as well as North Shore (FOX).

In addition to co-starring with Rainn Wilson in Backstrom (FOX), he had a multi-season role on the acclaimed series Mad Men (AMC) and Castle (ABC). Polaha is also well-known for starring in Hallmark Channel movies such as Dater’s Handbook with Meghan Markle, and the Mystery 101 franchise on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

Polaha first received attention for his portrayal of John F. Kennedy, Jr. in the TV movie, America’s Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story, opposite Portia de Rossi. He has appeared in numerous independent features, including Where Hope Grows, Devil’s Knot (Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon), and the Tim Tebow film, Run the Race.

Polaha has a featured role opposite Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman 1984 and in Jurassic World: Dominion.

In addition to his work as an actor, producer, and director, Polaha is branching into the book world by co-authoring a new series. He is also involved with several charitable organizations, including being an ambassador for World Vision, a board member for HerArtsInAction, and The Polaha Family Circus Foundation.

Polaha was born in Reno, Nevada, and he is married to actress Julianne Morris. They have three sons.

Anna Gomez was born in the city of Makati, Philippines and educated abroad. She met and married her best friend who whisked her away to Chicago over twenty years ago. She is Chief Financial Officer for Leo Burnett Worldwide, a global advertising company founded in 1935. In her capacity, Anna serves on the board of several not-for-profit organizations, namely the Hugh O’Brien Leadership Organization and Girl Scouts of America. She is also the executive sponsor for a number of employee resource groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion.

Under the pen name Christine Brae, Anna has published six novels, has an established fan base, and a dedicated following. Her titles rank in the Top 100 months following their release. Her last three novels, In This Life, Eight Goodbyes, and The Year I Left, have won literary awards and were immediate bestsellers on Amazon, ranking #1 across multiple categories..

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Blog Tour – Excerpt – WISHING FOR A COWBOY (Wishing River Series) by Victoria James

 

Welcome to the blog tour for WISHING FOR A COWBOY, the third book in the adult contemporary romance series, Wishing River, by New York Times bestselling author, Victoria James

Welcome to the blog tour for WISHING FOR A COWBOY, the third book in the adult contemporary romance series, Wishing River, by New York Times bestselling author, Victoria James. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

WISHING FOR A COWBOY, the third book in the adult contemporary romance series, Wishing River, by New York Times bestselling author, Victoria James

WISHING FOR A COWBOY (Wishing River Series #3) by Victoria James

About the Book
Title: WISHING FOR A COWBOY
Series: Wishing River Series #3
Author: Victoria James
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: March 9, 2021
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
From New York Times bestselling author Victoria James comes a heartwarming love story about family, forgiveness, and the true meaning of “home.”

Janie Adams has been a single parent to her nephew since he was a baby. Fifteen years later, she’s finally found out who his father might be, so the two of them travel across the country to find him. She’d do anything for this kid. But when they arrive in the small town of Wishing River, Montana, and Janie finally meets the ruggedly handsome cowboy she’d been told had abandoned his son, his shocked response changes everything.

Aiden Rivers can’t dispute this is his kid when he sees his own features staring back at him, but he had no idea Janie’s sister was pregnant when she left him. He didn’t even know she had a sister—clearly they’d all been lied to. Now he has fifteen years of fatherhood to make up for and no idea how to be a dad. This was never in his plans.

Janie sticks around to help him ease into parenting, everything from showing him how to lure a sulky kid out of his bedroom to keeping up with the latest teen-speak. Together, they surprisingly make a good team, this city girl and country boy. But when the past catches up with them, Aiden and Janie must decide what’s best for the boy who’s connecting them, not only for each other…which could mean splitting them apart.

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 WISHING FOR A COWBOY, the third book in the adult contemporary romance series, Wishing River, by New York Times bestselling author, Victoria James

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Excerpt
“Well, I’m wiped. I’m going straight to bed,” she said, hopping out of the truck and deciding she needed to grow up and stop fantasizing about this man like she was a teenager.

She waited on the porch, shifting from one foot to the other as he looked for the house key. “Does it always snow this much out here?” she mumbled.

“Nope. Usually more.” He shot her a glance and was about to put the key in the door when he stopped. And then he was back to the Aiden she was beginning to know. The guy with the easy charm. “Before we go in, I just… I’m glad you had a good time tonight, Janie.”

She tilted her head, feeling like there was more there. Maybe it was the wine, or maybe it was that she just knew that she wanted a little more of that feeling…that feeling that he brought out in her that made her take a step closer to him. “I did. Thank you—I mean not thank you—for bringing me into your world here.” His eyes softened at that, and it encouraged her to go on. “Everyone had great things to say about you. Also, do you know the women in this town have all had a crush on you at some point? And the guys may be slightly miffed at that.”

He ducked his head, and she found that little bit of modesty quite attractive. “An exaggeration for sure,” he said, lifting his head and looking deep into her eyes like he was searching for something.

“I…I’m not exactly sure what the allure is, frankly.”

His eyes widened, and then he laughed. He took a step closer to her, close enough that she could see the darker flecks of blue in his eyes. “Really?”

She nodded, kind of giddy at having his undivided attention. “I was trying to think what it could be about you that everyone seems to find so appealing…”

The way his grin faltered almost made her stop teasing him. Like he might think she was being serious.

“And?” His deep voice seemed to curl around her heart and tug until she couldn’t help but drop the humor and tell him how she really felt.

“It’s that your insides are reflected on the outside. You see, the man I’m coming to know is hardworking and strong and noble. And that kind of character is reflected in your beautiful face,” she whispered. She held her breath, feeling silly when he just stood there.

But then he lifted his hand—his warm, work-roughened hand—and gently delved into the hair at the nape of her neck. “Janie…”

The way he said her name, as though it came from somewhere deep inside, made her feel like she was the most special woman in the world.

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Book 1: THE TROUBLE WITH COWBOYS
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New York Times Bestselling Author, Victoria James

Author Victoria James

About the Author
Victoria James is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance.

Victoria always knew she wanted to be a writer and in grade five, she penned her first story, bound it (with staples and a cardboard cover) and did all the illustrations herself. Luckily, this book will never see the light of day again.

In high school she fell in love with historical romance and then contemporary romance. After graduating University with an English Literature degree, Victoria pursued a degree in Interior Design and then opened her own business. After her first child, Victoria knew it was time to fulfill her dream of writing romantic fiction.

Victoria is a hopeless romantic who is living her dream, penning happily-ever-after’s for her characters in between managing kids and the family business. Writing on a laptop in the middle of the country in a rambling old Victorian house would be ideal, but she’s quite content living in suburbia with her husband, their two young children, and very bad cat.

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Blog Tour – Excerpt – Keeper Series by Jillian Liota

 

Welcome to the blog tour for the Keeper series an adult contemporary romance duology by Jillian Liota

Welcome to the blog tour for the Keeper series an adult contemporary romance duology by Jillian Liota. See below for information on the books and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and links to add them to your Goodreads TBR.

THE KEEPER, the first book in the adult contemporary romance duology, Keeper, by Jillian Liota

THE KEEPER (Keeper Series #1) by Jillian Liota

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: THE KEEPER
Series: Keeper Duology #1
Author: Jillian Liota
Release Date: February 12, 2018
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR

Synopsis
Soccer goalie Rachel Jameson is in her final year at Glendale College on academic and athletic scholarships. It’s quite the achievement for a young woman who grew up in a home filled with drunken abuse, who barely made it out of high school alive.

But she’s smart, dedicated, and has her eyes set on that cap and gown next spring. Nothing’s going to get in the way of a hard-fought battle for the freedom and independence she’s so desperately craved.

Until she meets Mack.

He stumbles into her world with a flirty smile and warm eyes – a man that pushes Rachel out of her comfort zone and into his arms. Their chemistry is swift and undeniable, and soon after meeting the two recognize the depth of their connection.

But an unfortunate circumstance forces the two to abandon their romance before it has truly begun. Rachel’s carefully planned life begins to shake like an unstable house of cards, and when she risks losing Mack completely, she has to decide what’s more important.

Her future.

Or theirs.

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KEEP AWAY, the second book in the adult contemporary romance duology, Keeper, by Jillian Liota

KEEP AWAY (Keeper Series #2) by Jillian Liota

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: KEEP AWAY
Series: Keeper Duology #2
Author: Jillian Liota
Release Date: June 26, 2018
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR

Synopsis
Nursing student Charlie Davenport has never gotten over her freshman year fling with her best friend’s older brother. Sure, she’s enjoyed her time at Glendale College – maybe a little too much. But for some reason, he’s always been in the back of her mind.

But even though she’s sure their flame would still burn hot four years later, she doesn’t appreciate his sudden and relentless presence in her life. Because he’s suddenly ready to pick things back up, she should drop everything? She doesn’t think so.

That man is one mistake she can’t make again.

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Professional soccer player Jeremy Jameson has hit a serious road bump in life. Miraculously, his poor decisions have opened the door to rekindling things with his sister’s best friend, Charlie – the only woman that has ever made him consider a relationship.

He doesn’t believe he’ll ever be worthy of her, but he can’t let her slip through his fingers again. And as he realizes its time to make some much needed changes in his life, he recruits Charlie to help. Hopefully along the way, he can convince her to give him another chance.

Jeremy knows Charlie thinks it’s a mistake to start things up again, but he also knows that’s just not true.

The real mistake was letting her go.

***This book is a novella follow up to The Keeper. While it can function as a stand-alone, it is highly encouraged to read The Keeper, as some major plot points and spoilers are referenced.

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Excerpt #2
My heart is pounding. So fast, so hard. I’ve never revealed that much about myself so quickly, so early. But I know it’s worth it. Mack seems worth it.

Please be worth it.

Just as his mouth opens like he’s going to say something, Anna lets out a wail and starts squirming frantically. Mack drags his eyes away from me and sets Anna down, where she promptly flings herself to the ground in tears.

“I think she’s tired,” he says, glancing at his watch. “I should probably get her home so she can lay down.”

“Okay, yeah,” I say, looking away from him and rolling my bike towards his truck.

Mack unlocks the door, then buckles a squirmy Anna into a car seat that is already set up in the back. After cracking the window, he shuts the door and picks up my bike, lifting it into the bed. When he’s done strapping down both of the bikes, he hops down next to me.

“I had a really great time today.” He reaches forward to take my hand, but instead of linking our fingers, he just holds my hand and rubs lazy circles against the inside of my wrist, under the bracelets. My stomach is jumping all over the place. He’s looking at his hand on mine when I hear him say, “I really want to kiss you,” then his eyes lift and stop at my lips, and my stomach launches itself into my throat, “but I have Anna in the car, and I don’t think it’s a good idea right now.” I can do nothing but nod as he continues to rub circles. “But I’m gonna hug you goodbye, because just holding your hand today has been the most amazing torture I’ve ever felt, and I’m not ready to let go of that yet.”

If I thought my heart was beating fast earlier, I had no clue. I can feel it racing a million miles an hour as he leans forward and wraps his arms around my waist, pulling me snug into his solid chest. My arms instinctively loop around his neck, our cheeks pressed together. We just stand there for a minute. An hour, maybe. I have no idea. But I know that no kiss in my life has felt as good as being wrapped in his arms. Damn, he smells good.

His head drops as he pushes his face into my neck, and I hear him inhale.

“You feel it too, right?” he whispers, his hands on my lower back playing with the edge of my shirt. His thumb sneaks under the fabric and strokes lightly against my skin. “Please tell me I’m not crazy and that you feel this connection too.”

My eyes squeeze shut as I try to temper the flood of emotions rushing through me. “Don’t worry,” I reply. “I think we’re both crazy.”

He presses his face into the crook of my neck one more time before releasing me and taking a step back. He looks at me for a moment, his eyes soft.

“I’ll talk to you soon,” he says. And then he’s hopping into his truck and driving down the street.

The minute he turns the corner, I lay flat on the ground on the sidewalk, letting the cold cement cool my flushed body.

Maybe Charlie was right about firsts, because if this is how I react to a hug from Mack, I can’t imagine what my response would be if I were to have sex with him. And in that moment, I know that whatever happens between us is going to absolutely wreck me.

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Author Jillian Liota

Author Jillian Liota

About the Author
Jillian Liota is a new author writing contemporary romance and new adult fiction. She lives in Kailua, Hawaii with her amazing husband, 2 cats, and 3-legged pup.

She is the author of the new adult romance novel The Keeper, which focuses on a female college soccer goalie, as well as the follow up novella, Keep Away. Her newest release, Like You Mean It, is in the contemporary romance genre and has a more mature voice, as it follows a pregnant mother finding love in a new town. The next novel in the Like You Series, Like You Want It, will be published in Spring 2019

She has a master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs, and she is passionate about all things improvement, development and organization.

She’s also a big fan of taking walks with her husband and dog Maia, reading romance (obviously), watching a handful of horrible reality TV shows, and exploring the island she calls home. Check out her Contact page for more information on how to connect.

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