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Cover Reveal – ROYALLY YOURS (Royally Series) by Emma Chase

ROYALLY YOURS Cover Reveal

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Emma Chase, is revealing a new excerpt from the upcoming release, ROYALLY YOURS, the fourth book in her adult romantic comedy series, Royally, releasing October 30, 2018. See below for the cover, information on the book and series, and pre-order links.

ROYALLY YOURS (Royally Series #4) by Emma Chase

ROYALLY YOURS (Royally Series #4) by Emma Chase

About the Book
Title: ROYALLY YOURS
Series: Royally #4
Author: Emma Chasea
Release Date: October 30, 2018
Genre: Adult Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
Princess Lenora Celeste Beatrice Arabella Pembrook had an unusual childhood. She was raised to be a Queen—the first Queen of Wessco.

It’s a big deal.

When she’s crowned at just nineteen, the beautiful young monarch is prepared to rule. She’s charming, clever, confident and cunning.

What she isn’t…is married.

It’s her advising council’s first priority. It’s what Parliament is demanding, and what her people want.

Lenora has no desire to tie herself to a man—particularly one who only wants her for her crown. But compromises must be made and royals must do their duty.

Even Queens. Especially them.

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Years ago, Edward Langdon Richard Dorian Rourke, walked away from his title and country. Now he’s an adventurer—climbing mountains, exploring jungles, going wherever he wants, when he wants—until family devotion brings him home.

And a sacred promise keeps him there.

To Edward, the haughty, guarded little Queen is intriguing, infuriating…and utterly captivating. Wanting her just might drive him mad—or become his greatest adventure.

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Within the cold, stone walls of the royal palace—mistrust threatens, wills clash, and an undeniable, passionate love will change the future of the monarchy forever.

Every dynasty has a beginning. Every legend starts with a story.

This is theirs.

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ROYALLY YOURS (Royally Series #4) by Emma Chase (Full Cover)

ROYALLY YOURS (Royally Series #4) by Emma Chase (Full Cover)

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Get Caught Up on the Series

Book 1: ROYALLY SCREWED
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Book 2: ROYALLY MATCHED
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Book 3: ROYALLY ENDOWED
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Author Emma Chase

Author Emma Chase

About the Author
Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

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Where to Find Emma Chase
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Blog Tour – Excerpt – LIAR (Faux-Mance) by Stephanie St. Klaire

LIAR Cover Reveal

Welcome to the blog tour for LIAR, the first book in the adult contemporary romance/romantic comedy series, Faux-Mance, by Stephanie St. Klaire.  See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

LIAR (Faux-Mance #1) by Stephanie St. Klaire

LIAR (Faux-Mance #1) by Stephanie St. Klaire

About the Book
Title: LIAR
Series: Faux-Mance #1
Author: Stephanie St. Klaire
Release Date: August 23, 2018
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Link: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Fake it until you make it. That was the mantra Cori Dash chanted as she chased a big city dream. The more you tell people you’re on top of the world, the more they believe it – just like they believed the embellished image she sold them with her knock off designer facade. It wasn’t lying if the truth stood somewhere in the middle – and she didn’t get caught.

Dominic Blackthorne owned half of that big city…and a reputation. Rather than dispel rumors or show the world the real Nick, he let his own fake image run free. Until Cori Dash – the only person who told him exactly how it was, even if it stung. 

When Cori is faced with her ex-fiance, now engaged to her ex-best friend, it’s game on. In her boldest move yet, she concocts her biggest lie to date by introducing the first handsome stranger that walks by as her new fiancé. Happy to play the part, Nick is already planning the fake wedding of her dreams. 

You know what they say about lying – the truth always comes out – and it hurts. Especially when Cori finds out she isn’t the biggest Liar in this game, and she’s been out played.

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Excerpt #1
The whispers caught her attention before the man, aiming for her office did. She scanned the group, following the hes coming this way, Ive never seen him before, and is that really him? to the doorway, and her heart sunk. The man who stepped off the elevator was the man from the park Nick.

Her original instinct had been right. He was a stalker, the creepy kind, and now he was standing in her office with her and her team. How on earth hed found her, she didnt know. He only had her first name, though she did mention she worked for the event sponsor. Still, getting past security? This guy was good and probably dangerous.

What in the hell are you doing here?she asked, her hands on her hips, offering a threatening glare.

Leaning against the doorway, with his hands in his pockets and a cocky grin, he nodded toward the watchful crowd before saying, Im here to see you.

Uh, I can see that. You need to leave. I was very clear yesterday not interested. Are you stalking me?she asked, quick to scan the group of eyes fixed on her with shocked expressions to match.

The whispers were louder, and the team was so invested in the back and forth, the only thing missing was popcorn. Something was off, and she didnt know what, especially when she heard didnt think he was real and its definitely him.

Who? she wondered. How did some of her employees know who he was, but she didnt? Then, a terrifying thought crossed her mind. What if they had seen his picture somewhere, like on TV? Could he be a wanted man? A true stalker? A criminal?

Her fury escalated, and she felt the sudden urge to protect herself and those around her. I asked you what youre doing here.

I answered.He winked at a couple of the ladies sitting closest to him. Im here to see you my fiancé.

Loud gasps filled the room, putting Cori on even higher alert. She tossed her hands in the air. You know that wasnt real, right? Do you know the difference between reality and fiction? I dont know what kind of game youre playing, but you need to leave, now. Or Illcall security.

He shrugged, maintaining his megawatt smile, which might have charmed the pants off some, but not her. The chatter didnt die down, and some of the women seemed to be entranced by his rugged good looks and that flashy smile. This was getting out of hand, and she needed to bring it to a close fast. For all she knew, he had a gun or knife under that expensive Armani. He was an Armani wearing criminal a polished thug.

Figures, I had to pick a crazy one,she said while picking up her phone and calling the security desk. She couldnt help but wonder why members of her team continued to gasp in shock every time she addressed him. Tony, we have a trespasserin my office.

Your nose wrinkles when youre mad. Itscute.His compliment clearly offended her, but he found that just as cute as the wrinkled nose.

Cute! Bring back-up, Tony. He appears to be unstable.She hung up her phone, knowing Tony would be there in no time, given the concern she heard in his voice.

She looked to her staff. I need you all to leave quickly. This is not a drill. Please follow safety protocol and exit the floor. Justin, you are the safety manager for this floor. You know what to do.She turned to the man in Armani. Youre here to see me, just let them go without incident and security will go easy on you.

As the people quickly filed out of the office and went straight for the stairwell, she couldnt help but notice the snickers and more whispers. Even a few heads turned and laughed before rounding the last corner. What on earth?

Protecting your people thats honorable,he said.

What do you want?

A date,he said, as if it was the most normal thing in the world, given the circumstance.

You really are crazy!She reached into her nearby purse and pulled out her mace. You can never be too careful, she thought. She tossed her neck left then right, loosening up, ready to use those self-defense moves she learned back in college. You come near me and Ill unload this entire canister on you. Then, Ill kick your assorsomething.

Wow. City life has really rubbed off on you.He chuckled.

What does that mean?

Nothing.He shook his head, never losing that smile that most likely would have work on herif he werent crazy. About that date.

Im not dating you. I have a strict policy not to date psychopaths.After dropping the insult, she thought better of it. If he truly was unstable, it wouldnt be wise to provoke any particular violent tendencies he may possess. It was time to take some sort of ninja warrior course. The city was showing its dangerous colors.

We should get to know each other, so we dont blow our cover.That nonchalant shrug of his was getting on her nerves, and he knew it.

Our cover? What the hell are you talking about?Her hand darted out in front of her, aiming her mace, when he started to move toward her. She did mini lunges, stretching her legs, ready for hand to hand combat, in case it came to that.

He held his hands up in surrender, indicating he wasnt a threat. The invite to the San Juan Islands Memorial Day weekend. Winnie and Phillip? Have you already forgotten?

Are you mad? Thats not happening. Do you really think Id leave town with a strangeror date one for that matter? I really cant believe this is happening. My lie lies, really are catching up to me! Thisthis is karma, isnt it?

Dont all dating couples start as strangers?he asked, matter of fact.

Wellyes, but we arent a couple, we arent dating, and Im filing a restraining order the minute security tosses you on yourass.It wasnt in her nature to swear or be mean, but she thought perhaps a few choice words would intimidate him a bit and let the Armani Killer know she meant business.

She looked around him, through the glass wall, feeling a sense of relief when Tony finally exited the elevator with his sidekick, Carmine. They headed right for her office, Tonys hand resting on the stun gun on the right side of his utility belt. Tonys angsty expression froze, and his eyes went wide when he entered the office and Nick turned to look at him. Surely Tony wasnt intimidated. He must have been just as surprised by the mans tall stature and clean-cut, tailored suit that didnt scream sociopath just like she had been.

Wh-What seems to be the problem?Tony asked, looking between Nick and Cori.

Her brows furrowed in confusion. She thought it was rather obvious what the issue was, but clarified by pointing at Nick. Problem? Him. Hes the problem!

But, Cori. I meanMiss Dash…” Tony stammered.

But nothing. I want him removed, accompanied from the property, and a police report filed so my restraining order will stand. There is no telling what this…” she waved her hand up and down, indicating Nick, loon is capable of.

Tonys voice turned to one of reason. He clearly saw she was upset, flustered even, but he wasnt sure she knew what she was really asking. Uhbut, Miss Dash—”

Tony,she interrupted before he could say another word, I want him gone. Remember I told you about agentleman I met this weekend? Well, this is him. He found me. Hes delusional, and needs to go now. Dont be fooled by the knock-off designer suit. Hes a threat. Now, remove him.

Oh? OH! Well, Miss—” Tony tried, once again, without any luck.

Tony…” she tried to interrupt him once more, frustrated by his unwillingness to do his job. Why was Tony, head of security Tony, so reluctant to do what he was paid to do?

II cant, Cori. Hes—”

Crazy! I know! Remove him!she shouted, tired of the charade Nick clearly orchestrated.

Its okay, Tony. Ive got this,Nick said, patting Tony on the shoulder.

Uh, yes, Mr. Blackthorne,Tony offered, emphasizing Blackthorne in an attempt to toss Cori a bone before she dug herself any deeper.

Too late. She was already filling the hole she was laying in when Blackthorne registered loud and clear. Blackthorne? Youre NickDominic Blackthorneowner of Thorne Industriesmyboss?

The charming smile returned. Pleasure to meet you, Miss Dash.

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Author Stephanie St. Klaire

Author Stephanie St. Klaire

About the Author
Stephanie St. Klaire debuted in 2016, launching her writing career with Rescued, the first book in the widely popular, five book series known as McKenzie Ridge. Stephanie is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs.

As a writer, Stephanie brings realistic circumstances to the pages, and fills them with real emotion, reactions, and outcomes. Her characters are passionate, have bold personalities, and full of life. She writes happily ever after’s, with plenty of twists, turns, drama, and of course, steamy romance.

Stephanie has always been a story teller, with the gift of “gab”, and a life-long goal to be a writer. Unfortunate circumstances with her health, finally afforded her the time to do so. Irony at its best, she began writing her first novel at an adverse time, to escape her circumstance and explore the stories in her imagination for relief. She is happy to share those stories with her readers, and bring a little fun, entertainment, and of course smexy characters to the pages.

Follow Stephanie St. Klaire on Social media to learn more about her, and to keep up with her work.

Where to Find Stephanie St. Klaire
Goodreads | Website | NewsletterFacebook | FB GroupTwitter | InstagramAmazon | BookBub

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Release Day – LIAR (Faux-Mance) by Stephanie St. Klaire

LIAR Cover Reveal

Today is release day for LIAR, the first book in the adult contemporary romance/romantic comedy series, Faux-Mance, by Stephanie St. Klaire.  See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive teaser.

LIAR (Faux-Mance #1) by Stephanie St. Klaire

LIAR (Faux-Mance #1) by Stephanie St. Klaire

About the Book
Title: LIAR
Series: Faux-Mance #1
Author: Stephanie St. Klaire
Release Date: August 23, 2018
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Link: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Fake it until you make it. That was the mantra Cori Dash chanted as she chased a big city dream. The more you tell people you’re on top of the world, the more they believe it – just like they believed the embellished image she sold them with her knock off designer facade. It wasn’t lying if the truth stood somewhere in the middle – and she didn’t get caught.

Dominic Blackthorne owned half of that big city…and a reputation. Rather than dispel rumors or show the world the real Nick, he let his own fake image run free. Until Cori Dash – the only person who told him exactly how it was, even if it stung. 

When Cori is faced with her ex-fiance, now engaged to her ex-best friend, it’s game on. In her boldest move yet, she concocts her biggest lie to date by introducing the first handsome stranger that walks by as her new fiancé. Happy to play the part, Nick is already planning the fake wedding of her dreams. 

You know what they say about lying – the truth always comes out – and it hurts. Especially when Cori finds out she isn’t the biggest Liar in this game, and she’s been out played.

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LIAR Teaser

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Author Stephanie St. Klaire

Author Stephanie St. Klaire

About the Author
Stephanie St. Klaire debuted in 2016, launching her writing career with Rescued, the first book in the widely popular, five book series known as McKenzie Ridge. Stephanie is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs.

As a writer, Stephanie brings realistic circumstances to the pages, and fills them with real emotion, reactions, and outcomes. Her characters are passionate, have bold personalities, and full of life. She writes happily ever after’s, with plenty of twists, turns, drama, and of course, steamy romance.

Stephanie has always been a story teller, with the gift of “gab”, and a life-long goal to be a writer. Unfortunate circumstances with her health, finally afforded her the time to do so. Irony at its best, she began writing her first novel at an adverse time, to escape her circumstance and explore the stories in her imagination for relief. She is happy to share those stories with her readers, and bring a little fun, entertainment, and of course smexy characters to the pages.

Follow Stephanie St. Klaire on Social media to learn more about her, and to keep up with her work.

Where to Find Stephanie St. Klaire
Goodreads | Website | NewsletterFacebook | FB GroupTwitter | InstagramAmazon | BookBub

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LIAR Now Available

 

Kindle Unlimited Release – OH BABY (DILF Diaries) by Stephanie St. Klaire

OH BABY Kindle Unlimited

Author Stephanie St. Klaire is delighted to announce that OH BABY, the first book in her adult contemporary romance/romantic comedy series, DILF Diaries, is now available on Kindle Unlimited.  See below for information on the book, Amazon links, and an exclusive teaser.

OH BABY (DILF Diaries #1) by Stephanie St. Klaire

OH BABY (DILF Diaries #1) by Stephanie St. Klaire

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited!
Title: OH BABY
Series: DILF Diaries #1
Author: Stephanie St. Klaire
Release Date: July 12, 2018
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Link: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
He likes to find them hot, and leave them wet…

Women are setting their lawns on fire and sticking cats in trees all so they can dial 911 and get a glimpse of Jack Decker’s…hose. When a firefighter looks like he does, it’s no wonder panties are melting, and hearts are ablaze all over the city because he is H-O-T…hot! Jack might put out fires like a regular hero, but it doesn’t stop him from heating up the sheets and letting them smolder.

In a burning twist of fate, Jack finds himself up all night long for an entirely new reason, a reason that’s anything but smoldering. That is until the feisty firecracker next door threatens to ignite a fire he doesn’t know how to battle…Oh Baby!

 

 

 

 

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Author Stephanie St. Klaire

Author Stephanie St. Klaire

About the Author
Stephanie St. Klaire debuted in 2016, launching her writing career with Rescued, the first book in the widely popular, five book series known as McKenzie Ridge. Stephanie is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs.

As a writer, Stephanie brings realistic circumstances to the pages, and fills them with real emotion, reactions, and outcomes. Her characters are passionate, have bold personalities, and full of life. She writes happily ever after’s, with plenty of twists, turns, drama, and of course, steamy romance.

Stephanie has always been a story teller, with the gift of “gab”, and a life-long goal to be a writer. Unfortunate circumstances with her health, finally afforded her the time to do so. Irony at its best, she began writing her first novel at an adverse time, to escape her circumstance and explore the stories in her imagination for relief. She is happy to share those stories with her readers, and bring a little fun, entertainment, and of course smexy characters to the pages.

Follow Stephanie St. Klaire on Social media to learn more about her, and to keep up with her work.

Where to Find Stephanie St. Klaire
Goodreads | Website | NewsletterFacebook | FB GroupTwitter | InstagramAmazon | BookBub

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Cover Reveal – LIAR (Faux-Mance) by Stephanie St. Klaire

LIAR Cover Reveal

Author Stephanie St. Klaire is revealing the cover from LIAR, the first book in her adult contemporary romance/romantic comedy series, Faux-Mance, releasing August 23, 2018.  See below for the cover, information on the book, and pre-order links.

LIAR (Faux-Mance #1) by Stephanie St. Klaire

LIAR (Faux-Mance #1) by Stephanie St. Klaire

About the Book
Title: LIAR
Series: Faux-Mance #1
Author: Stephanie St. Klaire
Release Date: August 23, 2018
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Link: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Fake it until you make it. That was the mantra Cori Dash chanted as she chased a big city dream. The more you tell people you’re on top of the world, the more they believe it – just like they believed the embellished image she sold them with her knock off designer facade. It wasn’t lying if the truth stood somewhere in the middle – and she didn’t get caught.

Dominic Blackthorne owned half of that big city…and a reputation. Rather than dispel rumors or show the world the real Nick, he let his own fake image run free. Until Cori Dash – the only person who told him exactly how it was, even if it stung. 

When Cori is faced with her ex-fiance, now engaged to her ex-best friend, it’s game on. In her boldest move yet, she concocts her biggest lie to date by introducing the first handsome stranger that walks by as her new fiancé. Happy to play the part, Nick is already planning the fake wedding of her dreams. 

You know what they say about lying – the truth always comes out – and it hurts. Especially when Cori finds out she isn’t the biggest Liar in this game, and she’s been out played.

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LIAR (Faux-Mance #1) by Stephanie St. Klaire (Full Cover)

LIAR (Faux-Mance #1) by Stephanie St. Klaire (Full Cover)

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LIAR Teaser

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Author Stephanie St. Klaire

Author Stephanie St. Klaire

About the Author
Stephanie St. Klaire debuted in 2016, launching her writing career with Rescued, the first book in the widely popular, five book series known as McKenzie Ridge. Stephanie is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs.

As a writer, Stephanie brings realistic circumstances to the pages, and fills them with real emotion, reactions, and outcomes. Her characters are passionate, have bold personalities, and full of life. She writes happily ever after’s, with plenty of twists, turns, drama, and of course, steamy romance.

Stephanie has always been a story teller, with the gift of “gab”, and a life-long goal to be a writer. Unfortunate circumstances with her health, finally afforded her the time to do so. Irony at its best, she began writing her first novel at an adverse time, to escape her circumstance and explore the stories in her imagination for relief. She is happy to share those stories with her readers, and bring a little fun, entertainment, and of course smexy characters to the pages.

Follow Stephanie St. Klaire on Social media to learn more about her, and to keep up with her work.

Where to Find Stephanie St. Klaire
Goodreads | Website | NewsletterFacebook | FB GroupTwitter | InstagramAmazon | BookBub

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LIAR Pre-Order Now

 

Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – SHOPPING FOR A CEO’S HONEYMOON (Shopping for a Billionaire) by Julia Kent

SHOPPING FOR A CEO’S HONEYMOON Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for SHOPPING FOR A CEO’S HONEYMOON, the fourteenth book in the adult comedy romance series, Shopping for a Billionaire, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Julia Kent. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

SHOPPING FOR A CEO’S HONEYMOON (Shopping for a Billionaire #14) by Julia Kent

SHOPPING FOR A CEO’S HONEYMOON (Shopping for a Billionaire #14) by Julia Kent

About the Book
Title: SHOPPING FOR A CEO’S HONEYMOON
Series: Shopping for a Billionaire #14
Author: Julia Kent
Release Date: July 15, 2018
Genre: Adult Comedy Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AUBarnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
He says we never had a proper honeymoon.

So, instead, he’s giving me… a prepper honeymoon?

Who knew billionaire preppers were a thing?

I guess I’m about to find out.

Julia Kent’s New York Times bestselling romantic comedy series continues in Shopping for a CEO’s Honeymoon as Andrew and Amanda settle in to married life… and so much more.

 

 

 

 

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Amanda

It’s Monday.

Our home looks like the set for Extreme Home Makeover, except there’s no bus to move and all of the workmen act like I’m invisible as I wander downstairs after waking up naked in an empty bed.

I throw on clothes and am down the stairs when I spot my husband.

“What is going on?” I ask Andrew, who is huddled over blueprints with some guy who looks like he runs a union hall in South Boston. Tight eyes, distrustful look, goatee, and an intensity that makes it clear you want him on your side.

Andrew breaks away, kisses my cheek, and gives me a saucy half grin. “Just like you wanted. Here we go.”

“Here we go what? We barely talked about what we wanted!”

“We did,” he says, suddenly defensive. “In bed,” he whispers.

“What I want in bed has nothing to do with tile colors and three-season sunrooms!” I say.

Loudly.

“The guys aren’t working on anything like that,” he hisses as a few workmen suppress smiles. “We’re putting in new backup systems.”

“Backups for what?”

“Power outages. Acts of God. Hurricanes. Bomb cyclones that leave six feet of snow.”

I snort. “What, no alien contingency plan? Got a blueprint for a universal extraterrestrial language translator in there?”

Andrew reddens and avoids eye contact.

I frown. “Andrew?” I grab his arm and pull him aside, his muscles tense. “What are you doing? This isn’t how I envisioned remodeling and spending our honeymoon. For one, we didn’t have sex that second time this morning.”

He looks at the clock. “It’s only 7:53. Plenty of time for that.” He grabs me at the waist and pulls me close, trying to divert me with a kiss.

It works.

“We’ve got the geothermal heat unit figured out, and when we redo the gutter system and the roof, in addition to the solar panels, we’ve got an evaporation system set up for clean water collection. Storage is next,” he says to me.

“All that in the first hour of work?” I’m stunned.

“I’m efficient. Two weeks of my focused attention is like five years of a normal human being’s time.”

“Efficient and humble. I love that in a man.”

“You’d better, because you’re stuck with me forever.”

“Is that a threat or a promise?”

I get a pat on the ass in response.

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SHOPPING FOR A CEO’S HONEYMOON Now Available

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Author Julia Kent

Author Julia Kent

About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge, and new adult books that push contemporary boundaries. From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men’s room toilet (and he isn’t a billionaire). She lives in New England with her husband and three sons in a household where the toilet seat is never, ever, down.

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Where to Find Julia Kent
Goodreads | Website | FacebookTwitter

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Blog Tour – Excerpt – OH BABY (DILF Diaries) by Stephanie St. Klaire

OH BABY Cover Reveal

Welcome to the blog tour for OH BABY, the first book in the adult contemporary romance/romantic comedy series, DILF Diaries, by Stephanie St. Klaire.  See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt. You can still pick up the eBook for just $0.99 through Sunday.

OH BABY (DILF Diaries #1) by Stephanie St. Klaire

OH BABY (DILF Diaries #1) by Stephanie St. Klaire

About the Book – On Sale for $0.99!
Title: OH BABY
Series: DILF Diaries #1
Author: Stephanie St. Klaire
Release Date: July 12, 2018
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Link: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
He likes to find them hot, and leave them wet…

Women are setting their lawns on fire and sticking cats in trees all so they can dial 911 and get a glimpse of Jack Decker’s…hose. When a firefighter looks like he does, it’s no wonder panties are melting, and hearts are ablaze all over the city because he is H-O-T…hot! Jack might put out fires like a regular hero, but it doesn’t stop him from heating up the sheets and letting them smolder.

In a burning twist of fate, Jack finds himself up all night long for an entirely new reason, a reason that’s anything but smoldering. That is until the feisty firecracker next door threatens to ignite a fire he doesn’t know how to battle…Oh Baby!

 

 

 

 

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Excerpt #1
Noise from Jacks side of the fence pulled her from her thoughts. It sounded like women. Young women. A harem of young women. Jules didnt know what a young woman sounded like, or a full harem, but she was certain it sounded like the chaos coming from Jacks backyard.

Though the underground sprinklers did a fine job watering the shrubs lining the property, Jules thought it couldnt hurt to give them an extra watering. Theyd had record breaking heat lately, and if she didnt water them, shed be replacing them. So, it was good for the environment too. As she moved down the fence line, closer to Jacks, she leaned into the planks, trying to get a better view. Theres nothing wrong with giving a thorough watering, she told herself.

The tiny cracks between boards werent quite giving the view

she needed, so she pushed on, until she found a knot hole in a board that allowed her a straight shot glimpse of Jack’s patio and pool area where they were all seated. The shrubs where she was standing seemed to be especially dry, so she leaned in to get a better look, but only because she needed to water the hell out of the surrounding greenery.

Looking for me?came a deep voice from behind her. Or did you drop a contact?

Jules jumped at the sound and gasped when she hosed herself in the face with the frigid water. Oh my God, what the hell, Jack? You made me spray myself!

Youre the one eavesdropping in my yard,he accused, an entertained look on his face.

Jaw dropped and thoroughly offended, she corrected, I am doing no such thing. Im watering the plants!

You mean watering the fence?Jack pointed to the area where he caught her not so secretly gawking.

When Jules looked behind her and noticed the fence panel to the right of where she stood was indeed thoroughly watered, she decided the only way out of the hole she was digging was to dig a little deeper. Thats because Imweeding too.

She bent down and grabbed the first thing she could wrap her sturdy grip around and gave it a fierce, root-popping tug. See?

Amusement filled his expression. You just pulled up a juniper.

Yeah…” Juleseyes widened when she looked at the shrub in her hand. In a quick recovery, she confidently fired back, Well, I didnt like it there. I think an azalea would look nicer.

Crossing his arms, Jack bobbed his head as if he agreed, and looked behind her before replying, Okay, but thats my juniper. Your yard ended like ten feet that way.

Shit. She followed the direction he was pointing only to gain a little time to come up with her rebuttal. She knew she was in his yard, and nowhere near her own, she just hadnt thought of that ninety seconds earlier when she made the impromptu decision to rid his yard of a perfectly fine juniper. Consider it a favor. This thing is dying, andits ugly.

She marched off, hose in hand, stomping in the now muddy flower bed that was somewhat of a property line between them. She paused when the mud splattered all over her. How much humiliation could a girl handle? When she heard the ear-piercing laughter coming from his direction, she marched on, mud splashing and all, but not before she turned around and placed her thumb over the hose nozzle, giving Jack a high pressure wetting of his own.

FYI, Jack Decker…” she hissed, youre justaverage.


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Jack sat on his back patio, enjoying a day off by the pool. It seemed his neighbor next door had the same idea. He heard her over the fence talking to someone about seeing them that evening and looking forward to dinner. Probably that kid doctor who wants in her pants so bad. Whatever, the guys a douchebag. She can do better.

After the last appointment he had with Ramsey and Dr. Dickhead, Jack was surprised the guy was still calling Jules and trying to date her. Jack wasnt sure why, but he felt obligated to inform the good doctor about Jules and her revolving door of men. It seemed she was into younger guys college dudes. At least, they appeared to be in college, and everyone knew if youve been with one frat boy, youve slept with the entire campus.

Sure, none of that was true, but Jack had zero fucks to give. If Jack wasnt good enough for Nurse Jules, Dr. Dickwad definitely wasnt. Pediatrician, whatever. I guess it could be worse, he could be a gyno just to meet women. The guy was a creep, and Jules would thank him someday for doing her a solid. He owed her one anyway.

Dickface might not have been good dating material for Jules, but he was a hell of a good kid doctor, and if it werent for Jules, he and Ramsey may not have met the guy. When the sound of Juleslawn mower stopped, he realized hed been lost in thought long enough for her to do her backyard and move onto whatever else had her humming loudly.

Humming soon became singingif you could call that pitchy mess singing. He stood and stretched, hoping to get a peek over the fence, but all he saw was a blonde ponytail bobbing up and down. He made his way around the pool to the corner where the ground was raised for a rocky waterfall feature that flowed back into the pool. He climbed just high enough to see her dancing around, earphones in.

She shook her ass and swung her head around to what sounded like a terrible rendition of a 90s Pop chart-topper. Jules grabbed what looked like the last red geranium from a flat of flowers on her outdoor table and a garden spade, each taking a turn as her microphone as she shimmied her shoulders. She planted the flower in a nearby pot and tamped down the dirt while hunched over.

Thats when her ass began to swing from side to side. It was also when his dick began to twitch. Who wouldve thought gardening could be so hot? And that was just the beginning.

It turned into full porno-stripper mode when she got hot and pulled her shirt over her head with nothing but a skimpy something or other underneath bikini, sports bra, regular bra he didnt keep up with womens fashion, he just knew it was fucking hot. Especially with those tiny shorts of hers the shorts currently sliding down her perfectly toned, tan legs.

Bikini. It was a boner pleasing bikini. Under all that hard, bossy exterior, there was a sexy beast waiting to get out. Oh, what he would have given to tame that sexy beast and smack her perfect ass for shits and giggles.

Jules dipped her toe into her pool, testing the water. A swim was just what she needed if you asked him not that anyone had. An image of Jules pulling herself from the water and taking one step at a time as she climbed out, the water dripping from her glistening body, ran through his head. All in slow motion, of course.

Hey, jackass. The fence is there for a reason.

Shit. He was caught. He was pulled from his dirty thoughts so quickly, it threw him off. He lost his footing and slipped on the wet rocks, sliding down the waterfall, right into the pool. Laughter was all that could be heard from over the fence and from his patio. He now had an audience. What he didnt expect was the bomb Jules had been saving for days since their last encounter. She yelled, Heads,just before a two-foot-tall juniper flew over the fence and landed in his pool.

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Author Stephanie St. Klaire

Author Stephanie St. Klaire

About the Author
Stephanie St. Klaire debuted in 2016, launching her writing career with Rescued, the first book in the widely popular, five book series known as McKenzie Ridge. Stephanie is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs.

As a writer, Stephanie brings realistic circumstances to the pages, and fills them with real emotion, reactions, and outcomes. Her characters are passionate, have bold personalities, and full of life. She writes happily ever after’s, with plenty of twists, turns, drama, and of course, steamy romance.

Stephanie has always been a story teller, with the gift of “gab”, and a life-long goal to be a writer. Unfortunate circumstances with her health, finally afforded her the time to do so. Irony at its best, she began writing her first novel at an adverse time, to escape her circumstance and explore the stories in her imagination for relief. She is happy to share those stories with her readers, and bring a little fun, entertainment, and of course smexy characters to the pages.

Follow Stephanie St. Klaire on Social media to learn more about her, and to keep up with her work.

Where to Find Stephanie St. Klaire
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OH BABY

Release Day – OH BABY (DILF Diaries) by Stephanie St. Klaire

OH BABY Cover Reveal

Today is release day for OH BABY, the first book in the adult contemporary romance/romantic comedy series, DILF Diaries, by Stephanie St. Klaire.  See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive teaser. You can currently pick up the eBook for just $0.99.

OH BABY (DILF Diaries #1) by Stephanie St. Klaire

OH BABY (DILF Diaries #1) by Stephanie St. Klaire

About the Book – Preorder for $0.99!
Title: OH BABY
Series: DILF Diaries #1
Author: Stephanie St. Klaire
Release Date: July 12, 2018
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Link: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
He likes to find them hot, and leave them wet…

Women are setting their lawns on fire and sticking cats in trees all so they can dial 911 and get a glimpse of Jack Decker’s…hose. When a firefighter looks like he does, it’s no wonder panties are melting, and hearts are ablaze all over the city because he is H-O-T…hot! Jack might put out fires like a regular hero, but it doesn’t stop him from heating up the sheets and letting them smolder.

In a burning twist of fate, Jack finds himself up all night long for an entirely new reason, a reason that’s anything but smoldering. That is until the feisty firecracker next door threatens to ignite a fire he doesn’t know how to battle…Oh Baby!

 

 

 

 

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Author Stephanie St. Klaire

Author Stephanie St. Klaire

About the Author
Stephanie St. Klaire debuted in 2016, launching her writing career with Rescued, the first book in the widely popular, five book series known as McKenzie Ridge. Stephanie is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs.

As a writer, Stephanie brings realistic circumstances to the pages, and fills them with real emotion, reactions, and outcomes. Her characters are passionate, have bold personalities, and full of life. She writes happily ever after’s, with plenty of twists, turns, drama, and of course, steamy romance.

Stephanie has always been a story teller, with the gift of “gab”, and a life-long goal to be a writer. Unfortunate circumstances with her health, finally afforded her the time to do so. Irony at its best, she began writing her first novel at an adverse time, to escape her circumstance and explore the stories in her imagination for relief. She is happy to share those stories with her readers, and bring a little fun, entertainment, and of course smexy characters to the pages.

Follow Stephanie St. Klaire on Social media to learn more about her, and to keep up with her work.

Where to Find Stephanie St. Klaire
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Release Day – THE REAL DEAL by Lauren Blakely

THE REAL DEAL Release Day

Today is release day for THE REAL DEAL, a stand-alone adult contemporary romantic comedy, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Lauren Blakely. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

THE REAL DEAL by Lauren Blakely

THE REAL DEAL by Lauren Blakely

About The Book
Title:
 THE REAL DEAL
Author: Lauren Blakely
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 1, 2017
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Synopsis
Sophie Kinsella meets Jennifer Crusie in your next favorite romantic comedy, THE REAL DEAL!

April Hamilton wants you to know she hasn’t been on Craigslist since that time she sold her futon after college. She doesn’t even spend that much time online. And even if she did, she would not be looking up personal ads. But going home alone for her family’s summer reunion is an invitation for every single relative to butt into her personal life. She simply can’t handle another blind date with the butcher, the baker or the candlestick maker from her hometown. So when she finds the Craigslist ad for a boyfriend-for-hire, she’s ready to pay to play.

Heading Home and Need a Buffer? I’m the REAL DEAL.

Theo Banks has been running from the past for years. He’s this close to finally settling all his debts, and one more job as a boyfriend-for-hire will do the trick. He’s no gigolo. Please. He’s something of an actor, and he knows how to slip into any role, including pretending to be April’s new beau — the bad boy with the heart of gold.

Even if it means sleeping in close quarters in that tiny little bed in her parents’ inn. Even if it means spinning tales of a romance that starts to feel all too true. What neither one of them counts on is that amid the egg toss, the arm wrestling, and a fierce game of Lawn Twister that has them tangled up together, they might be feeling the real deal.

She only wanted to show her family once and for all that she had no need to settle down.

He didn’t expect to have the time of his life at her parent’s home.

They didn’t plan on loving every single second of the game.

But can a masterful game of pretend result in true love?

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Excerpt #2
~THEO~

When I clock out and head for the park, anticipation runs through my veins like a good buzz on a night out. A reunion booking could be my way out of trouble. A five-day gig might bring me very close to the finish line.

Along the way, I stop in front of a dry cleaner, check my reflection in the plate-glass shop window, and reckon that I look the part April wants: dark jeans, motorcycle boots, and well-worn T-shirt that shows off the ink on my arms. Tribal bands, a sunburst, and a compass. I haven’t shaved in two days, and my stubble is rough. If she wanted clean-cut and business attire, I’d have covered up the tats with a crisp white shirt and a fine silk tie, then slid a blade across my jaw in the a.m. If she wanted sophisticated, I’d have given her the smooth, James Bond voice to boot. She could have me as a country boy, even, in a pair of steel-toed cowboy boots and with the drawl to match.

But April wants the guy who might have screwed her in the restroom of a bar.

She wants gravel and sandpaper, ink and danger, shades and leather.

The more you give someone what they want, the more you get in return.

When I reach the park, I head to the Terrace Bridge. She’s not here, but I’m early, since I like to get a read on any and every situation. I scan the surrounding area, noting the benches, the nearby tables, the cool placid water gurgling under the bridge. June in New York City can seduce you or it can trick you.

What it has in store today is anyone’s guess. I lean my hip against the stone railing, and I wait. Two minutes later, I spot a threesome walking in my direction. My heart thumps, and I groan quietly.

Why does the universe do this to me?

Blond curls, lips like a bow, a tight trim waist. Even from several yards away, I can tell she wears little makeup—she has that fresh-faced, rosy glow about her, and something innocent yet knowing in her expression. Like Lily James, whom I developed a wicked crush on when I watched her in her latest movie.

April’s not tiny, but she’s not towering either. Maybe five-three, five-four. A delicious dream. Which translates roughly to “just my type.” She wears tight jeans, a long black shirt that clings to her figure, and a huge silver necklace with a heart charm that dangles between her breasts.

As if I wouldn’t already be checking them out without the pendant between them.

I’ve had many clients. Keeping it platonic has never been an issue since I’ve never been attracted to a customer.

Until now.

Looks like I’ll be getting familiar with how to resist temptation.

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Author Lauren Blakely

Author Lauren Blakely

About the Author
A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than eighty times, and she’s sold more than 2 million books. In October, she’ll release HARD WOOD, a standalone romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!

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Where to Find Lauren Blakely
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THE REAL DEAL Audiobook

 

Teaser Reveal – OH BABY (DILF Diaries) by Stephanie St. Klaire

OH BABY Cover Reveal

Author Stephanie St. Klaire is revealing a couple of teasers from OH BABY, the first book in her adult contemporary romance/romantic comedy series, DILF Diaries, releasing July 12, 2018.  See below for information on the book, pre-order links, and the exclusive teasers. You can currently preorder the eBook for just $0.99.

OH BABY (DILF Diaries #1) by Stephanie St. Klaire

OH BABY (DILF Diaries #1) by Stephanie St. Klaire

About the Book – Preorder for $0.99!
Title: OH BABY
Series: DILF Diaries #1
Author: Stephanie St. Klaire
Release Date: July 12, 2018
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Link: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
He likes to find them hot, and leave them wet…

Women are setting their lawns on fire and sticking cats in trees all so they can dial 911 and get a glimpse of Jack Decker’s…hose. When a firefighter looks like he does, it’s no wonder panties are melting, and hearts are ablaze all over the city because he is H-O-T…hot! Jack might put out fires like a regular hero, but it doesn’t stop him from heating up the sheets and letting them smolder.

In a burning twist of fate, Jack finds himself up all night long for an entirely new reason, a reason that’s anything but smoldering. That is until the feisty firecracker next door threatens to ignite a fire he doesn’t know how to battle…Oh Baby!

 

 

 

 

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Author Stephanie St. Klaire

Author Stephanie St. Klaire

About the Author
Stephanie St. Klaire debuted in 2016, launching her writing career with Rescued, the first book in the widely popular, five book series known as McKenzie Ridge. Stephanie is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs.

As a writer, Stephanie brings realistic circumstances to the pages, and fills them with real emotion, reactions, and outcomes. Her characters are passionate, have bold personalities, and full of life. She writes happily ever after’s, with plenty of twists, turns, drama, and of course, steamy romance.

Stephanie has always been a story teller, with the gift of “gab”, and a life-long goal to be a writer. Unfortunate circumstances with her health, finally afforded her the time to do so. Irony at its best, she began writing her first novel at an adverse time, to escape her circumstance and explore the stories in her imagination for relief. She is happy to share those stories with her readers, and bring a little fun, entertainment, and of course smexy characters to the pages.

Follow Stephanie St. Klaire on Social media to learn more about her, and to keep up with her work.

Where to Find Stephanie St. Klaire
Goodreads | Website | NewsletterFacebook | FB GroupTwitter | InstagramAmazon | BookBub

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Cover Reveal – OH BABY (DILF Diaries) by Stephanie St. Klaire

OH BABY Cover Reveal

Author Stephanie St. Klaire is revealing the cover from OH BABY, the first book in her adult contemporary romance/romantic comedy series, DILF Diaries, releasing July 12, 2018.  See below for the cover, information on the book, pre-order links, and details on her giveaway. You can currently preorder the eBook for just $0.99.

OH BABY (DILF Diaries #1) by Stephanie St. Klaire

OH BABY (DILF Diaries #1) by Stephanie St. Klaire

About the Book – Preorder for $0.99!
Title: OH BABY
Series: DILF Diaries #1
Author: Stephanie St. Klaire
Release Date: July 12, 2018
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Link: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
He likes to find them hot, and leave them wet…

Women are setting their lawns on fire and sticking cats in trees all so they can dial 911 and get a glimpse of Jack Decker’s…hose. When a firefighter looks like he does, it’s no wonder panties are melting, and hearts are ablaze all over the city because he is H-O-T…hot! Jack might put out fires like a regular hero, but it doesn’t stop him from heating up the sheets and letting them smolder.

In a burning twist of fate, Jack finds himself up all night long for an entirely new reason, a reason that’s anything but smoldering. That is until the feisty firecracker next door threatens to ignite a fire he doesn’t know how to battle…Oh Baby!

 

 

 

 

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OH BABY (DILF Diaries #1) by Stephanie St. Klaire (Full Cover)

OH BABY (DILF Diaries #1) by Stephanie St. Klaire (Full Cover)

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Author Stephanie St. Klaire

Author Stephanie St. Klaire

About the Author
Stephanie St. Klaire debuted in 2016, launching her writing career with Rescued, the first book in the widely popular, five book series known as McKenzie Ridge. Stephanie is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs.

As a writer, Stephanie brings realistic circumstances to the pages, and fills them with real emotion, reactions, and outcomes. Her characters are passionate, have bold personalities, and full of life. She writes happily ever after’s, with plenty of twists, turns, drama, and of course, steamy romance.

Stephanie has always been a story teller, with the gift of “gab”, and a life-long goal to be a writer. Unfortunate circumstances with her health, finally afforded her the time to do so. Irony at its best, she began writing her first novel at an adverse time, to escape her circumstance and explore the stories in her imagination for relief. She is happy to share those stories with her readers, and bring a little fun, entertainment, and of course smexy characters to the pages.

Follow Stephanie St. Klaire on Social media to learn more about her, and to keep up with her work.

Where to Find Stephanie St. Klaire
Goodreads | Website | NewsletterFacebook | FB GroupTwitter | InstagramAmazon | BookBub

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Giveaway

Enter here to win a surprise book box filled with goodies — including a Kindle — from Stephanie St. Klaire during her DILF DIARIES: OH BABY Pre-order Giveaway!

 

Blog Tour – Excerpt – CUPCAKE EXPLOSION (Cupcakes Series) by Bethany Lopez

CUPCAKE EXPLOSION Release Day

Welcome to the blog tour for CUPCAKE EXPLOSION, the fourth book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Cupcakes, by award-winning author, Bethany Lopez. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt. The eBook version of ALWAYS ROOM FOR CUPCAKES, book 1 in the series, is now on sale for just $0.99.

CUPCAKE EXPLOSION (Cupcakes #4) by Bethany Lopez

CUPCAKE EXPLOSION (Cupcakes #4) by Bethany Lopez

About the Book
Title: CUPCAKE EXPLOSION
Series: Cupcakes #4
Author: Bethany Lopez
Release Date: May 14, 2018
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Link: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay | Smashwords

Synopsis
For the first time in a long time, life is good. I’ve got a smokin’ hot motorcycle man as my fiancé, the best friends a woman could have, a couple of great kids, and things have been relatively quiet on the PI front.

You know what that means… the other shoe was bound to drop sooner or later…

Just when I was ready to settle down and plan the coolest wedding Greenswood has ever seen, the shit hit the fan, and hit it hard.

My friends are fighting, Cade’s been out of town doing God knows what for the club, and my sweet little twins are turning into hair-pulling pre-teens with more drama than my old daytime soaps.

I feel like I’m being pulled in a million directions, and I’ve been going so crazy that Elin’s swear jar is near to overflowing. I’ve been eating cupcakes like a woman possessed, and if I’m not careful, there’s going to be a Cupcake Explosion… in my pants.

WARNING: THIS BOOK CONTAINS FOUL LANGUAGE, SEX, SOME VIOLENCE, AND SHENANIGANS. IF NONE OF THAT BOTHERS YOU, GRAB A CUPCAKE AND READ ON!

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Excerpt #1
I shut the door and prayed there was no evidence of my investigation as I followed her into my living room.

“Carmen’s here?” she asked, looking at the two wine glasses, cheese board, and our discarded electronics.

Carmen was still in the kitchen. I could hear the strain of her voice, but luckily couldn’t make out the words.

Hopefully, Bea didn’t have supersonic hearing.

“Yeah, we were just hanging out. And, don’t beat yourself up, I was busy most of the day with the Wilkes.”

“Oh, right, the future in-laws are here. I can’t wait to meet them,” Bea said with a grin.

My friends had all loved hearing about our escapades with Cade’s parents in Hawaii. How his mom always seemed to know when we were about to have sex, the time we accidentally skinny dipped together, and when Elin found Cade’s mom’s vibrator.

Good times.

“I’m sure you’ll all love each other,” I said wryly, then asked, “Want a glass?” Pointing at the wine.

“Sure,” she said, as Carmen came back into the room talking.

“He’s on his way and happy to help,” Carmen said, then stopped in her tracks when she saw Bea.

“Who’s on the way?” Bea asked curiously.

“Bran,” I replied, then tried to keep the conversation going by sing-saying, “Her boyfriend.”

“Oh, stop, he’s not my boyfriend,” Carmen argued, playing along.

“Oh, I didn’t know you’d given him a second chance, that’s great, Carmen. I’m happy it worked out this time,” Bea said.

I hurried to grab her a glass and came back as Carmen said, “It’s still pretty new. I don’t want to jinx anything.”

“I can’t wait to finally see you guys together, you know, since you made it official. Did you say he’s coming over now?” I asked.

Carmen nodded.

“Can you ask him to pick up some McDonalds? I’m suddenly jonesin’ for a quarter pounder with cheese, no onions.”

“Oh, yeah sure, I’m hungry, too. You want anything, Bea?”

“I’m good,” she said, then looked pointedly at the cheese board.

“What? I stress eat, you know that.”

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Get Caught Up on the Series

Book 1: ALWAYS ROOM FOR CUPCAKES
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Book 2: CUPCAKE OVERLOAD
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Book 3: LEI’D WITH CUPCAKES
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Author Bethany Lopez

Author Bethany Lopez

About the Author
Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She’s a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn’t reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.Bethany Lopez is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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Where to Find Bethany Lopez
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CUPCAKE EXPLOSION Now Live

 

Release Day – CUPCAKE EXPLOSION (Cupcakes Series) by Bethany Lopez

CUPCAKE EXPLOSION Release Day

Today is release day for CUPCAKE EXPLOSION, the fourth book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Cupcakes, by award-winning author, Bethany Lopez. See below for information on the book and series and buy links. The eBook version of ALWAYS ROOM FOR CUPCAKES, book 1 in the series, is now on sale for just $0.99.

CUPCAKE EXPLOSION (Cupcakes #4) by Bethany Lopez

CUPCAKE EXPLOSION (Cupcakes #4) by Bethany Lopez

About the Book
Title: CUPCAKE EXPLOSION
Series: Cupcakes #4
Author: Bethany Lopez
Release Date: May 14, 2018
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Link: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay | Smashwords

Synopsis
For the first time in a long time, life is good. I’ve got a smokin’ hot motorcycle man as my fiancé, the best friends a woman could have, a couple of great kids, and things have been relatively quiet on the PI front.

You know what that means… the other shoe was bound to drop sooner or later…

Just when I was ready to settle down and plan the coolest wedding Greenswood has ever seen, the shit hit the fan, and hit it hard.

My friends are fighting, Cade’s been out of town doing God knows what for the club, and my sweet little twins are turning into hair-pulling pre-teens with more drama than my old daytime soaps.

I feel like I’m being pulled in a million directions, and I’ve been going so crazy that Elin’s swear jar is near to overflowing. I’ve been eating cupcakes like a woman possessed, and if I’m not careful, there’s going to be a Cupcake Explosion… in my pants.

WARNING: THIS BOOK CONTAINS FOUL LANGUAGE, SEX, SOME VIOLENCE, AND SHENANIGANS. IF NONE OF THAT BOTHERS YOU, GRAB A CUPCAKE AND READ ON!

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Book 1: ALWAYS ROOM FOR CUPCAKES
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Book 2: CUPCAKE OVERLOAD
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Book 3: LEI’D WITH CUPCAKES
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Author Bethany Lopez

Author Bethany Lopez

About the Author
Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She’s a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn’t reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.Bethany Lopez is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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Where to Find Bethany Lopez
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – THIGH HIGHS by Katia Rose

THIGH HIGHS Book Blitz

Author Katia Rose is unveiling a new cover to THIGH HIGHS, an adult contemporary romantic comedy. See below for the new cover, information the book, and buy links.

THIGH HIGHS by Katia Rose

THIGH HIGHS by Katia Rose

About the Book
Title: THIGH HIGHS
Author: Katia Rose
Release Date: October 26, 2017
Genre: Adult Comedy Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
Modelling lingerie for her arch-nemesis was not on Christina’s to-do list.

Then again, neither was he.

Aaron Penn might be the talk of the advertising school they both attend, but to Christina he’s just an egomaniac with a cocky smirk to match. Fast forward to the end of term, when a class project gone wrong has her stripping down to a negligee and letting Aaron photograph her to advertise a line of women’s underwear.

She expects suggestive comments and smarmy-eyed stares, but when Aaron gets behind the camera he treats her body like a work of art. Even though all she’s got on is a scrap of satin, the room suddenly feels way too hot.

As the tension between them builds to expensive-panty-melting-levels, Christina finds herself caught between falling for the complicated artist who knows just what poses to put her in, and wondering why he acts like such an irritating hotshot around everyone else.

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Author Katia Rose

Author Katia Rose

About the Author
Katia Rose is not much of a Pina Colada person, but she does like getting caught in the rain. She prefers her romance served steamy with a side of smart, and is a sucker for quirky characters. A habit of jetting off to distant countries means she’s rarely in one place for very long, but she calls the frigid northland that is Canada home.

 

 

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Where to Find Katia Rose
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Cover Reveal – GETTING SCHOOLED by Emma Chase

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Emma Chase, is revealing the cover from her upcoming release, GETTING SCHOOLED, a stand-alone adult romantic comedy, releasing June 26, 2018. See below for the cover, information on the book, and pre-order links.

GETTING SCHOOLED by Emma Chase

GETTING SCHOOLED by Emma Chase

About the Book
Title: GETTING SCHOOLED
Author: Emma Chase
Release Date: June 26, 2018
Genre: Adult Romantic Comedy
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Synopsis

Head of the class…
Garrett Daniels has this whole life thing figured out.

The cocky, charismatic former high school star quarterback is an idolized football coach and “cool” teacher in the hometown where he’s not just a golden boy — he’s platinum. He has good friends, a great house on the lake, and the best damn sidekick a man could ask for: Snoopy, the albino beagle.

Then…Callie Carpenter comes home.

And knocks him right on his tight end zone.

Back to school…
Callie has a pretty sweet life herself…on the other side of the country. But circumstances — that she’d prefer to never speak of again — have brought her back home, helping out her parents and substitute teaching at her old high school.

Now she’s facing bickering, raging hormones, constant gossip, awkward weirdness, and drama galore…and that’s just the teachers.

Just like old times…
When Garrett offers to show his former high school sweetheart the secrets of his winning teacher ways, Callie jumps at the chance – and then has to stop herself from jumping him.

Good friends are all they can ever be.

Or…these teachers just might end up getting schooled — hard — by love.

Includes a special bonus interview with the author!

©2018 Emma Chase (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Author Emma Chase

Author Emma Chase

About the Author
Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – MARRYING AN ALIEN POP STAR (Alien Pop Star) by Kendra L. Saunders

MARRYING AN ALIEN POP STAR Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for MARRYING AN ALIEN POP STAR, the third book in the adult scifi romantic comedy series, Alien Pop Star, by Kendra L. Saunders. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

MARRYING AN ALIEN POP STAR (Alien Pop Star #3) by Kendra L. Saunders

MARRYING AN ALIEN POP STAR (Alien Pop Star #3) by Kendra L. Saunders

About the Book
Title: MARRYING AN ALIEN POP STAR
Series: Alien Pop Star #3
Author: Kendra L. Saunders
Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing
Release Date: November 20, 2016
Genre: Adult Science Fiction/Romantic Comedy
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Synopsis
Daisy Kirkwood and her best friend Kammie have adjusted to life on an alien planet pretty well, all things considered. And thanks to Daisy’s alien pop star boyfriend, Griffin Valentino, she has plenty of sexy new experiences to keep her busy. But it’s not possible to take a massive music nerd away from her home planet and not expect her to pine for a concert or a record store at least in once in a while.

Heading back to Earth with Griffin and his best friend Dev for a brief but much-needed visit, the girls want nothing more than to catch up on the underground music scene of New York City. Unfortunately, thanks to Griffin’s less-than-stellar space traveling skills, they accidentally pick up a hitchhiker. Or three hundred. Their many-legged stowaway beasties take up residence in the darkest, creepiest corners of Manhattan, leaving the gang no choice but to experience a very different underground than they bargained for.

Giant alien bugs aside, Griffin has some epic plans of his own for their trip, plans that involve a concert, an album… and the most outrageous marriage proposal that Earth has ever seen.

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Excerpt #1
Somehow, every time I return to Earth, the awful smells that make up New York City seem even more welcome to my nose. A woman can only be without the olfactory cocktail of garbage, cheap coffee, morning cigarettes, and desperate hangovers for so long.

Finally, finally, here Griffin, Dev and I are, setting foot in the East Village with nothing but our clothes, one bag, and a bunch of semi-counterfeited money. Okay, not semi-counterfeited. Completely counterfeited. Griffin and Dev can create stacks of fake Earth currencies with almost no effort, which is disconcerting if I think about it for too long. I try not think about it at all, actually.

Griffin tips himself over a filthy looking garbage can and throws up for all he’s worth. I wander away a little and stare at taxis rolling by, willing my own stomach to calm down.

I’ve ‘traveled’ through space several times with Griffin, but it really doesn’t make it any easier, evidenced by my stomach’s gleeful attempt to empty everything inside it as soon as we land at our destination. Usually, I can bully my stomach into calming down before anything actually manages to come up, but the same can’t be said for Griffin. Somehow, he’s a million times worse at traveling through space than I am, despite his people’s advanced capabilities.

And see, I love him, and aspire to comfort him when he’s feeling sad or sick, but I know better than to get too close at a time like this. Besides, that’s exactly what Griffin’s best friend Dev is for.

Aforementioned best friend makes a beeline for Griffin, sidling up to him and patting him on the back. “It’s alright,” he says, in the special soothing voice he uses for Griffin in times of stomach disaster. “Just breathe through your nose, Griff. Pretend you’re on a horizon. Everything is still. Nothing moves. You’re weightless and blissful.”

Griffin raises his head and grumbles something about not feeling very blissful, and then lurches forward to vomit again.

Where Griffin is dark haired and pale and pointy, Dev’s handsomely golden in every respect. His skin always looks freshly sun-kissed, and his big gray eyes seem rested even when he hasn’t slept. He’s a calming force on everyone he comes into contact with, even his manic best friend. “Find your calm, Griff. You’re alright. You’re weightless and–”

“I’m not alright!” Griffin replies, flailing his hands around while still leaned fully over the bin.

Dev pats Griffin on the back. “I’m proud of you, Griff. You programmed our trip this time, and you didn’t kill any of us.”

His praise is justified, because this is actually kind of a big deal. Griffin is infamously terrible at travel, and has sent himself to a few dangerous places by accident over the years. Of course, reminding him of this fact never goes over well, and today is no exception. He raises his head again to pin Dev with a nasty look.

“I happen to be…” he starts to say, and then takes a long pause, “somewhat better at traveling than I used to be, thank you very much.” With that, he pukes again, and Dev bites his lower lip to keep from smiling.

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Get caught up on the series!

Book 1: DATING AN ALIEN POP STAR
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Book 2: ENGAGED TO AN ALIEN POP STAR
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Author Kendra L. Saunders

Author Kendra L. Saunders

About the Author
Kendra L. Saunders is a time-and-space traveling fashionista author who writes books about magical, dark-haired men, interviews famous people, and suggests way too many bands to you via whatever social media platform she can get her hands on. She writes with good humor because humor is the best weapon for a girl who can’t learn karate (or ballroom dancing).

She is the author of DATING AN ALIEN POP STAR, the magic realism novel INANIMATE OBJECTS, dark comedy DEATH AND MR. RIGHT, the upcoming romance THE UNLOVE SPELL, and has conducted interviews with NYT Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, goth rocker Aurelio Voltaire, and Project Runway winners Dmitry Sholokhov and Michelle Lesniak Franklin among many, many others.

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Where to Find Avery Flynn
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Cover Reveal – THE REAL DEAL by Lauren Blakely

THE REAL DEAL Cover Reveal

MacMillan and New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Lauren Blakely, are revealing the cover to THE REAL DEAL, a stand-alone adult contemporary romantic comedy, releasing July 10, 2018. See below for the cover, information on the book, and pre-order links.

THE REAL DEAL by Lauren Blakely

THE REAL DEAL by Lauren Blakely

About The Book
Title:
 THE REAL DEAL
Author: Lauren Blakely
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 1, 2017
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Synopsis
Sophie Kinsella meets Jennifer Crusie in your next favorite romantic comedy, THE REAL DEAL!

April Hamilton wants you to know she hasn’t been on Craigslist since that time she sold her futon after college. She doesn’t even spend that much time online. And even if she did, she would not be looking up personal ads. But going home alone for her family’s summer reunion is an invitation for every single relative to butt into her personal life. She simply can’t handle another blind date with the butcher, the baker or the candlestick maker from her hometown. So when she finds the Craigslist ad for a boyfriend-for-hire, she’s ready to pay to play.

Heading Home and Need a Buffer? I’m the REAL DEAL.

Theo Banks has been running from the past for years. He’s this close to finally settling all his debts, and one more job as a boyfriend-for-hire will do the trick. He’s no gigolo. Please. He’s something of an actor, and he knows how to slip into any role, including pretending to be April’s new beau — the bad boy with the heart of gold.

Even if it means sleeping in close quarters in that tiny little bed in her parents’ inn. Even if it means spinning tales of a romance that starts to feel all too true. What neither one of them counts on is that amid the egg toss, the arm wrestling, and a fierce game of Lawn Twister that has them tangled up together, they might be feeling the real deal.

She only wanted to show her family once and for all that she had no need to settle down.

He didn’t expect to have the time of his life at her parent’s home.

They didn’t plan on loving every single second of the game.

But can a masterful game of pretend result in true love?

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Author Lauren Blakely

Author Lauren Blakely

About the Author
A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than eighty times, and she’s sold more than 2 million books. In October, she’ll release HARD WOOD, a standalone romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!

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Where to Find Lauren Blakely
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – THE DOWNFALL OF CATIE BLOOM (Bloom Sisters) by Brooke Stanton

THE DOWNFALL OF CATIE BLOOM Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for THE DOWNFALL OF CATIE BLOOM, the third book in the adult romantic comedy series, Bloom Sisters, by award-winning author, Brooke Stanton. See below for information on the book, buy links for all three books in the series, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

THE DOWNFALL OF CATIE BLOOM (Bloom Sisters #3) by Brooke Stanton

THE DOWNFALL OF CATIE BLOOM (Bloom Sisters #3) by Brooke Stanton

About the Book
Title: THE DOWNFALL OF CATIE BLOOM
Series: Bloom Sisters #3
Author: Brooke Stanton
Release Date: September 18, 2017
Genre: Adult Romantic Comedy
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Synopsis
Catie’s little white lies have finally caught up to her…

The award-winning Catie Bloom is back! And she’s still got it all—a husband, a successful career, and she’s America’s #1 Domestic Goddess. Except, it’s a big fat lie. She can’t cook, she’s a slob, and her husband left her years ago. But she’s trying to leave the lies behind and become an honest woman. Too bad someone already knows her secrets…

Catie’s life comes crumbling down when she’s outed on national TV by a person she trusted. And in that instant, she loses everything—her job, her sister, and the man she loves, Sam Harding. So much for “the one.” When Catie needs Sam the most, he disappears…with his ex. Then two miracles happen: a new man steps into the picture, eager to help Catie, and a New York socialite hires her to do the one thing she’s truly talented at: interior design. The great news: the multimillion-dollar loft Catie’s designing will be featured in all the top design magazines. The bad news: Catie has to keep her involvement a secret.

As she tries to find a way back into the design world without revealing her secret project, Sam returns. And with him comes a twist she never saw coming.

Will Catie find her happily ever after, or will her past lies ruin her future forever?.

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Excerpt
In the back corner of the bar, there’s a woman tucked away from the revelry. Something about her makes me stop. At first, it looks like she’s laughing, but she wipes her eyes and I see she’s crying. Then she lifts her head, and I feel like one of the skis above the bar has kicked me in the gut. I suck in air, but I can’t seem to get any down. The room is spinning, and for a moment, I feel like I might pass out.

How can she be here? I step closer but keep hidden behind a group of older men, devouring pizza and beer, their faces chapped from the slopes.

It’s definitely her. Liv.

Why is she here and not in Manhattan with her husband? Is she on assignment? But she doesn’t write for the sports section. She’s a metro reporter and only writes about local news. There’s nothing local about this comp.

The air escapes my lungs in a rush when I spot Sam standing above the table where Liv sits. He’s been here a day, but he already has a touch of Raccoon face—white half-moons down his cheeks under his eyes, the bottom of his face pinkish from the sun and wind.

He slides into the booth next to Liv and puts his arm around her and pulls her in tight, comforting her. He kisses her head, and the love on his face is unmistakable. So is the pain. The pain of seeing her in pain.

His eyes glance up and widen in surprise when he sees me. I step back, bumping into a young man, his beer spilling down the inside of my sweater, the liquid cold against my skin.

I hurry out of the bar and rush back toward the lodge, but as I turn the corner, I hear Sam’s voice calling my name. A few moments later, his hand grabs hold of my arm, turning me around as his bright-blue eyes capture mine, as they always do, making my rapid breathing stop short.

“You’re early. You’re supposed to be coming in tonight,” Sam says. His voice sounds surprised but not upset. “Where’s your luggage?”

“At the hotel.” I step back, and he drops my arm. “What is she doing here?”

“Oh, she…” Sam rubs his hand over his face, considering something. “It’s…I don’t think she’d want me to say. She needs to escape her life for a while. She got some bad news.”

“Well that’s not your problem.” The words sound harsh, especially after I saw how upset she was. But what the hell is she doing seeking comfort from Sam? In Tahoe?! She has her own damn family. “You shouldn’t have to comfort her.”

“Catie, show a little compassion. Look, if I told you what was going on, you’d understand, but I promised her I wouldn’t say anything.”

“Compassion?!” I spit out, shocked at his words. “My whole life was flipped on its head and beaten to a pulp. My career is over, and I’m hanging on by a string here. I don’t have many people I can count on right now, but you should be one of them.”

“If I told you what’s going on, you’d understand.”

“Then tell me.”

His forehead crinkles, and worry sits on his face, showing his internal struggle. I can’t believe this. I can’t believe he’s standing there acting as if she has any right to him and his loyalty. He was going to propose, and she cheated on him. With his friend.

Unless…seeing her the other night sparked all the old feelings in him. It wouldn’t be the first time it’s happened. Doesn’t everyone have the-one-that-got-away somewhere in their past? Well, maybe not everyone, but lots of people do. And maybe Liv is the one. Not just the one that got away, but the one.

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Author Brooke Stanton

Author Brooke Stanton

About the Author
After her own misadventures in New York City, LA, and London, Brooke Stanton now lives in sunny South Florida. She’s an award-winning author who has contributed to Natural Awakenings Magazine, wrote a column for Examiner.com, and is the author of The Bloom Sisters series.

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Where to Find Brooke Stanton
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – HOLLY FREAKIN’ HUGHES by Kelsey Kingsley

HOLLY FREAKIN' HUGHES Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for HOLLY FREAKIN’ HUGHES, a stand-alone adult contemporary romantic comedy by Kelsey Kingsley. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

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HOLLY FREAKIN’ HUGHES by Kelsey Kingsley

About the Book
Title: HOLLY FREAKIN’ HUGHES
Author: Kelsey Kingsley
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Genre:
 Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
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Synopsis
31-year-old HOLLY HUGHES is happy with her life. She’s a moderately successful teen advice columnist living in a tiny studio apartment on the Upper East Side with her boyfriend STEPHEN and their cat CAMILLE. She has grand plans of marrying Stephen and having his babies, until Stephen announces that he is in fact gay and in love with someone else, his boss ANTHONY. This twist of fate is the beginning of a slew of life-changing events in poor Holly’s life. Her boss fires her from the magazine for being too old, leaving her unemployed and unable to keep her apartment.

With nowhere else to go, Holly moves back to Long Island to live with her younger sister LIZ and 3-year-old niece ANNA, and takes over as Anna’s babysitter until she can find the confidence to get herself back on her feet.

As a part of her babysitting routine, Holly takes Anna on bi-weekly trips to the local bookstore, where they attend Story Time. On one occasion, Anna just so happens to run face-first into 36-year-old BRANDON DAVIS, a tall, handsome man who just so happens to be an international best-selling author of a fantasy book series. Holly is unaware of this bit of information, and remains oblivious as their friendship and love for each other grows.

When Brandon faces his personal qualms toward his career and confesses who he is to her, Holly is left to face her own issues with inadequacy.

The story deals with acceptance for one’s position in life, forgiveness, and overcoming the feeling of simply not being good enough.

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Excerpt #4
FOR MANY PEOPLE, WHEN ASKED what they consider to be the most romantic holiday, they would promptly respond with, “Valentine’s Day.” I supposed they wouldn’t be incorrect in their feelings, given the day’s amorous history and commercialized sentiment, but no, for me, it has always been Christmas Eve.

There was something in that intimate hush that lulled over the Earth, that momentary sense of peace that brought those Wise Men travelling through the desert all those years ago. The desire and need to be closest to those you care for most, the magical awe of the twinkling lights on the Christmas tree, and the sensual kiss of the fireplace against rosy cheeks. All of it combined, painted a picture of cozy warmth, one to fall in love with over and over again.

And to me, that was exactly what love should be.

But of course, that wasn’t the type of love I had found myself in. I was in the torturous kind that left me lying awake when I should have been sleeping; tossing and turning through the stresses of wondering if her feelings for me ran as deep as mine for her. Wondering how I had allowed myself to get into such a predicament. Wondering how the hell it was I would confess my true identity to her. Wondering why the hell I had approached her in the Reade’s parking lot all those months ago.

Brandon the Nice Man.

I had come close the night before, under the mistletoe in Bill’s shop. The guilt of her not knowing had hit me hard in the gut after a kiss that had manifested into something of a tornado of emotion. I had been within millimeters of telling her everything when the world suddenly appeared around us, and the reality of her being unavailable drove a stake through my heart.

The Reade family urged me to run after her in some display of storybook valiance. I thought about it for a few moments, allowing enough time to pass for her to get into her car and drive away; subconsciously deciding that it wasn’t the right time long before she had even reached the shop’s jingling door.

But would there ever be a right time, I thought, rubbing a hand against my jaw.

My thoughts had left me entranced by the twinkling lights on the Christmas tree in Nick’s living room, oblivious to the other guests around me. A far stretch from the one leading the Wise Men to Bethlehem, I wished upon the gaudy tinseled star that I could blink and suddenly be one of the few dozen couples jammed into Nick’s house. With my arm around Holly’s waist, gabbing about the new addition to our house or a new recipe we tried as our contribution to the holiday spread.

I blinked, and while I wasn’t surprised to find myself still alone on that couch, it took a hard bite against my inner lip to keep myself together. I squeezed my eyes shut and pushed a hand through my hair, and wished for the lovesick teenager in my mind to give it a fucking rest.

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Author Kelsey Kingsley

Author Kelsey Kingsley

About the Author
Kelsey Kingsley grew up in the great state of New York, and still lives there with her family and a cat named Ethel. When she isn’t writing her fingers to the bone, she enjoys a good (or bad) book, reruns of Frasier, ruining the lives of her Sims, and singing and dancing in the kitchen. She somehow survives off a diet of tea, doughnuts, and French fries. However, she hates cheese and listening to people chew. You’ve been warned.

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Where to find Kelsey Kingsley
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Release Day – MY SOPHOMORE YEAR OF RULES (School Dayz) by Jennifer DiGiovanni

Today is release day for MY SOPHOMORE YEAR OF RULES, the third book in the young adult contemporary romance series, School Dayz, by Jennifer DiGiovanni. See below for information on the book and buy links for the entire series.

MY SOPHOMORE YEAR OF RULES (School Dayz #3) by Jennifer DiGiovanni

MY SOPHOMORE YEAR OF RULES (School Dayz #3) by Jennifer DiGiovanni

About the Book
Title: MY SOPHOMORE YEAR OF RULES
Series: School Dayz #3
Author: Jennifer DiGiovanni
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Release Date: September 5, 2017
Genre:
Young Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
Colette always tries to follow the school rules, except when it comes to chemistry.

Colette Rodriguez hates rules. Just ask her perfect, older, gorgeous, rule-following sister, Jana.

But now that Jana’s away at college and Colette’s a sophomore in high school, things are going to change. She’s gotta find a way to get out from under her sister’s shadow.

The problem is, everyone, including the boys, remembers perfectly-hot-Jana and they constantly compare Colette to her.

With Jana finally out of the house, Colette decides that sophomore year is the best time to make her mark on the world. She vows to follow the rules, although rule-following has never been her strong point. When a teacher asks Colette to lead a STEM Mentoring project, working with middle school kids, Colette sees her chance to stand out, though she doubts her ability to take charge.

Enter Will Gamen, junior football star. Looking for a club to boost his chances of a college scholarship, Will signs up for STEM. From the first meeting, when Will inadvertently takes over, Colette wonders if he should really be the person to run the project. And, in an even more confusing turn of events, Will starts to drop by her house for unplanned study dates. After the two spend one fabulous Saturday night together, he suddenly backs off.

But Colette and Will started out as friends and she’s determined not to let one meaningless kiss come between them. Plus, keeping Will on her team is the best thing for the STEM project. And it also gives her more time to convince him that they work better as a couple.

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Author Jennifer DiGiovanni

Author Jennifer DiGiovanni

About the Author
Jennifer DiGiovanni is the author of the School Dayz Series. When she’s not writing or reading, she likes to try new sports and activities from archery to ballroom dancing, with varying degrees of success.

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Where to find Jennifer DiGiovanni
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