Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – SHOPPING FOR A BILLIONAIRE’S HONEYMOON by Julia Kent

SHOPPING FOR A BILLIONAIRE'S HONEYMOON Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for SHOPPING FOR A BILLIONAIRE’S HONEYMOON, the eleventh book in the new 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 BILLIONAIRE'S HONEYMOON (Shopping for a Billionaire #11) by Julia Kent

SHOPPING FOR A BILLIONAIRE’S HONEYMOON (Shopping for a Billionaire #11) by Julia Kent

About the Book
Title: SHOPPING FOR A BILLIONAIRE’S HONEYMOON
Series: Shopping for a Billionaire #11
Author: Julia Kent
Release Date: January 25, 2017
Genre: New Adult Comedy Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AUBarnes & Noble | IBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
He is addicted to his phone and his new role as CEO. I’m addicted to getting some on my own honeymoon.

One of these things is not like the other.

I am pretty sure a serial killer’s lair is the only place in the world where I could stash my new husband so he can’t manage the acquisition of our new company.

And that seems a little drastic.

But only a little…

All I want is one week alone with him. Hours in bed, legs tangled together in ecstasy, room service and long walks on the beach in Hawaii.

Not vying for his kisses around a Bluetooth microphone. The Borg aren’t sexy in real life.

So I’m taking matters into my own hands and hitting “reboot” on our honeymoon.

We’re going to a place so remote that no one can find us.

Not even my mother.

Shopping for a Billionaire’s Honeymoon is now a full-length book of 150+ pages, with both Shannon and Declan’s points of view. Originally published with only Shannon’s viewpoint, this expanded edition is a result of reader feedback. People wanted to know what Declan was up to – so here you go. This book is meant to be read after Shopping for a Billionaire’s Wife and/or Shopping for a CEO’s Fiancée, but if you read it out of order (or even as a standalone), that’s fine. Shannon and Declan forgive you. 😉

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Excerpt #2
Declan
It’s criminal what Shannon does to me. We just had sex, spooned and cocooned, breathing in each other’s air and imprinting each other with scent and time.

And yet she makes me want more.

Spread among the mussed bedsheets, she looks like a divine being poured her into the bed, all long, rolling hair and sultry smiles. How can a body smile at me like that? Yet it does. It sings to me, a song of joy and fire that touches the very root of me.

I climb on the edge of the bed and yank her by the ankles, hard, making her squeal.

You know what you do with criminals?

You handcuff them.

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SHOPPING FOR A BILLIONAIRE'S HONEYMOON Teaser

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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
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Giveaway
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – PLUS ONE by Missy Blake

PLUS ONE Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for PLUS ONE, an adult contemporary romantic comedy, by bestselling author, M.N. Forgy, writing as Missy Blake. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Plus One by Missy Blake

Plus One by Missy Blake

About the Book
Title: PLUS ONE
Author: Missy Blake
Release Date: January 30, 2017
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks

Synopsis
No feelings.

No lies of calling the next day, and no empty promises of not banging anyone’s mother.

If I could act like I’ve never met a set of twins I screwed on the same night, thinking they were the same person, then I could do this. 

It was the perfect set up for a fake relationship and it was simple.

We faked our smiles, we faked our laughs; hell, we even faked our love. It wasn’t real.

But that kiss was anything but fake, and the orgasm was anything but pretend.

Somehow my plus one had become more, and now I’m standing here with my underwear around my ankles wondering what in the hell to do next.

Pre-order at 99 cents and the first 3 days after release before going to $2.99

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Excerpt
He leans down, his lips a hair’s width away from mine.

Using my hands, I press against his chest, my eyes searching his wildly.

“Ok, but we can only do this once,” I breathe heavily.

He smirks like the devil. “You think you can just moan my name once, Rae?”

Dear God, give me strength.

My head presses into the pillow, my eyes squeezing shut to the point I see stars dancing behind my eyelids, and a powerful warmth rips through every one of my limbs as I lose my breath.

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PLUS ONE Teaser 3

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Author Missy Blake

Author Missy Blake

About the Author
Bestselling author M.N. Forgy known for her suspense gritty romances has decided to take a walk on a different side of things writing under pen name Missy Blake. Missy Blake is the perfect outlet to express her sassy, funny, romantic side of M.N. Forgy. So with a glass of wine in her hand, she trudges forward to deliver the perfect book boyfriend in a variety of worlds.
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Where to Find Missy Blake
Goodreads | WebsiteFacebookTwitter | Instagram

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Giveaway
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Release Day + Giveaway – Plus One by Missy Blake

Plus One Release Day

Today is release day for Plus One, an adult contemporary romantic comedy, by bestselling author, M.N. Forgy, writing as Missy Blake. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Plus One by Missy Blake

Plus One by Missy Blake

About the Book
Title: Plus One
Author: Missy Blake
Release Date: January 30, 2017
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks

Synopsis
No feelings.

No lies of calling the next day, and no empty promises of not banging anyone’s mother.

If I could act like I’ve never met a set of twins I screwed on the same night, thinking they were the same person, then I could do this. 

It was the perfect set up for a fake relationship and it was simple.

We faked our smiles, we faked our laughs; hell, we even faked our love. It wasn’t real.

But that kiss was anything but fake, and the orgasm was anything but pretend.

Somehow my plus one had become more, and now I’m standing here with my underwear around my ankles wondering what in the hell to do next.

Pre-order at 99 cents and the first 3 days after release before going to $2.99

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Plus One Teaser

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Excerpt
I turn around to ask for one of his shirts and find him shirtless and tugging down his jeans.

Holy back porn.
It’s outlined in muscle and is a golden tan. Holy shit he has lower back dimples too. My eyes skim along his bare skin, wishing it were my hands instead. My hands strangle themselves, my mouth parting to allow the labored breathing to pass.

His jeans drop to his feet, and he bends over to kick them off. That round ass on display for my pleasure. My eyes scan the white tight briefs cleaning to his tight—.

Wait, are those bananas?

 “What are you wearing?” Using the back of my hand I try to hide my smile.

Standing upright he looks over his shoulder, a devilish look crosses his face.

“These?” He tugs on the elastic band of his briefs, making the banana prints dance. “They’re underwear,” he responds like I should know that.

“I know they’re underwear. I just didn’t peg you for a banana-wearing kind of guy,” I laugh again.

“I bring a whole new meaning to banana hammock, baby.” He turns and the smile on my face is wiped clean when I see the length and girth of that bulge in his underwear. 

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Plus One Teaser 2

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Author Missy Blake

Author Missy Blake

About the Author
Bestselling author M.N. Forgy known for her suspense gritty romances has decided to take a walk on a different side of things writing under pen name Missy Blake. Missy Blake is the perfect outlet to express her sassy, funny, romantic side of M.N. Forgy. So with a glass of wine in her hand, she trudges forward to deliver the perfect book boyfriend in a variety of worlds.
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Where to Find Missy Blake
Goodreads | WebsiteFacebookTwitter | Instagram

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Giveaway
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Blog Tour – Excerpt – Ray of Light by E.L. Todd

Ray of Light Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for Ray of Light, the first book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Rom-Com, by USA Today bestselling author, E.L. Todd,. See below for information on the book and series, and buy links.

Ray of Light (Rom-Com #1) by E.L. Todd

Ray of Light (Rom-Com #1) by E.L. Todd

About the Book
Title: Ray of Light
Series: Rom-Com #1
Author: E.L. Todd
Publisher: Fallen Publishing
Release Date: January 3, 2017
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
My brother is an idiot. He won the lottery and invested all of his money in a run-down bowling alley. Since he’s barely making it, he moved in with me.

Great.

Having him around the house isn’t the worst thing in the world, but he does make a mess like nobody’s business. My friends Zeke, Jessie, and Kayden keep me sane but there’s only so much they can do.

And it’s definitely not the worst thing in the world when his old friend, Ryker, moves to town.

The second I lay eyes on him, I’m hot under the collar. He makes my body burn in longing and freeze in desperation at the exact same time. When he talks, I don’t listen to anything he says because I’m staring at that hard jaw and those kissable lips like I already own them.

But he’s a bed hopper. A playboy. A heartbreaker.

I’m all down for some hot, sweaty, yummy sex even if it doesn’t have a fairy tale ending. I’ve been down that road before. I know the drill. But with Ryker, it’s different.

Because I know I’ll fall in love with him.

For now, I’ll steer clear of him and keep my hands to myself. It can’t be that hard, right?

Or can it?

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Excerpt
Rae

“You’re such a piece of shit. Shut your ass and pick up after yourself.” I kicked his pile of clothes aside, hooking his boxers on the tip of my running shoes. An assortment of dirty clothes was all over the laundry room. I couldn’t even walk through it without tripping over something disgusting.

Rex raised both of his hands in the air. “Dude, chill.”

“I will not chill.” I stomped my feet just like a child. “And I’m not a dude.”

“Really?” He cocked his head to the side the way he always did just before he said something smartass. “You fooled me.”

I kicked his boxers at him. “Ugh.”

“Is that supposed to gross me out?” he asked. “They’re mine.”

“They should gross you out. They smell like ass.”

“Your face smells like ass.”

Safari stood in the hallway with his leash in his mouth. It dangled to the hardwood floor. He sat there patiently and waited for his afternoon run through the park. He was a German Shepherd and an excellent dog. The argument didn’t faze him at all. He just stood there.

Rex was driving me up the wall. I wanted to murder him in cold blood and not even hide that knowledge from the police. I wanted all the glory for getting rid of this annoying bitch. “You’re lucky I’m letting you crash with me until your business picks up. The least you can do is not be a pig.”

“How can I when you hold that over my head every other second?” Rex met my fury with his own. He was a formidable opponent when it came to arguing. He knew me well enough to combat anything I said and turn it around on me. He had dark hair that was almost black, and his tall stature dwarfed mine.

“I only hold it over your head when you tear my home apart. Just clean up after yourself. Shit, are you five?”

“I was gonna clean it up but I got caught up—”

“Cut the crap. We both know you weren’t going to do it. Now start.” I walked around him because I was sick of this argument. I felt like I had a twenty-eight-year-old child living in my apartment.

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Ray of Hope (Rom-Com #2) by E.L. Todd

Ray of Hope (Rom-Com #2) by E.L. Todd

About Book 2
Title: Ray of Hope
Series: Rom-Com #2
Author: E.L. Todd
Publisher: Fallen Publishing
Release Date: January 3, 2017
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
Ryker and I aren’t exactly perfect.

But I was falling for him—and falling hard.

Every kiss. Every touch. Every embrace.

Just made me realize this wasn’t a fling. It wasn’t even a relationship.

It was so much more.

I just hoped Rex was wrong about Ryker. Because I didn’t have the heart to listen to him say those terrible three words.

Told you so.

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Ray of Light Teaser 2

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Ray of Love (Rom-Com #3) by E.L. Todd

Ray of Love (Rom-Com #3) by E.L. Todd

About Book 3
Title: Ray of Love
Series: Rom-Com #3
Author: E.L. Todd
Publisher: Fallen Publishing
Release Date: January 3, 2017
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & NobleKobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
There’s no way to sugarcoat it.

Ryker dumped me.

Everyone warned me dating him was the wrong decision. But I did it anyway.

Now that it’s been three months I’m finally in a good place. I haven’t started dating just yet but I know that will happen in time. Finally, I don’t think about Ryker anymore.

But when I have a dream about Zeke, a very inappropriate one, I start to wonder things I shouldn’t.

And I start to look at him in a way I never have before…

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Author E.L. Todd

Author E.L. Todd

About the Author
Bestselling author, E. L. Todd, was raised in sunny California where she still lives today, claiming it’s the best place in the country. Easily hypothermic and hateful of the cold, she prefers to be warm all year round. She attended California State University, Stanislaus and received her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, but still pursued her dream to be a writer. She’s written several novels and many series’, and her imagination can’t seem to stop. She tries to find the good in people and she exploits that in her writing, proving that people can make mistakes and rise above their past. Her hobbies include sunbathing, swimming, eating at Surf Taco in San Diego, reading, and learning everything she can about hippopotamuses’, her favorite creature. Her greatest dream is to make people forget about the harshness of reality and dive into a good story with lovable people. When fans tell her they love her work, it gives her the greatest sense of accomplishment.

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Where to Find E.L. Todd
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon
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Cover Reveal + Giveaway – Plus One by Missy Blake

Plus One Cover Reveal

Bestselling author, Missy Blake, is unveiling the cover to Plus One, an adult contemporary romantic comedy, releasing January 30, 2017. See below for the cover, information on the book, an exclusive excerpt, pre-order links, and details on her giveaway.

Plus One by Missy Blake

Plus One by Missy Blake

About the Book
Title: Plus One
Author: Missy Blake
Release Date: January 30, 2017
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
No feelings.

No lies of calling the next day, and no empty promises of not banging anyone’s mother.

If I could act like I’ve never met a set of twins I screwed on the same night, thinking they were the same person, then I could do this. 

It was the perfect set up for a fake relationship and it was simple.

We faked our smiles, we faked our laughs; hell, we even faked our love. It wasn’t real.

But that kiss was anything but fake, and the orgasm was anything but pretend.

Somehow my plus one had become more, and now I’m standing here with my underwear around my ankles wondering what in the hell to do next.

Pre-order at 99 cents and the first 3 days after release before going to $2.99

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Excerpt
“Sign it? Really? We’re going that far?” I narrow my eyes.

“Yes, sign it,” he declares seriously. “We have to make this look and feel real if anyone is going to believe it. But we need to protect ourselves in the process. So this paper is a reminder that we won’t break these rules. Rules that will keep us within an inch of crossing the line from fake to a real couple,” he informs, making more sense than I pegged him for. 

I snatch it from him, looking it over.

No falling in love with me. Even though you’ll really want to.

No sleeping in bed because Rae wants me to wear her legs like earmuffs.

No sex because Rae has an eighties bush and something might bite me.

No kissing on the mouth because Rae wants me to kiss her somewhere else.

I roll my eyes. “Your ego is obviously bigger than your brain,” I opine.

“But not as big as something else.” He winks like the devil and I avert my eyes back to the paper in fear I’ll look at his package. It’s hard. Keeping my self-control intact that is…

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Author Missy Blake

Author Missy Blake

About the Author
Bestselling author M.N. Forgy known for her suspense gritty romances has decided to take a walk on a different side of things writing under pen name Missy Blake. Missy Blake is the perfect outlet to express her sassy, funny, romantic side of M.N. Forgy. So with a glass of wine in her hand, she trudges forward to deliver the perfect book boyfriend in a variety of worlds.
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Where to Find Missy Blake
Goodreads | WebsiteFacebookTwitter | Instagram

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Giveaway
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Release Day – Ray of Light by E.L. Todd

Ray of Light Release Day

Today is release day for Ray of Light, the first book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Rom-Com, by USA Today bestselling author, E.L. Todd,. See below for information on the book and series, and buy links.

Ray of Light (Rom-Com #1) by E.L. Todd

Ray of Light (Rom-Com #1) by E.L. Todd

About the Book
Title: Ray of Light
Series: Rom-Com #1
Author: E.L. Todd
Publisher: Fallen Publishing
Release Date: January 3, 2017
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
My brother is an idiot. He won the lottery and invested all of his money in a run-down bowling alley. Since he’s barely making it, he moved in with me.

Great.

Having him around the house isn’t the worst thing in the world, but he does make a mess like nobody’s business. My friends Zeke, Jessie, and Kayden keep me sane but there’s only so much they can do.

And it’s definitely not the worst thing in the world when his old friend, Ryker, moves to town.

The second I lay eyes on him, I’m hot under the collar. He makes my body burn in longing and freeze in desperation at the exact same time. When he talks, I don’t listen to anything he says because I’m staring at that hard jaw and those kissable lips like I already own them.

But he’s a bed hopper. A playboy. A heartbreaker.

I’m all down for some hot, sweaty, yummy sex even if it doesn’t have a fairy tale ending. I’ve been down that road before. I know the drill. But with Ryker, it’s different.

Because I know I’ll fall in love with him.

For now, I’ll steer clear of him and keep my hands to myself. It can’t be that hard, right?

Or can it?

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Ray of Light Teaser 1

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Ray of Hope (Rom-Com #2) by E.L. Todd

Ray of Hope (Rom-Com #2) by E.L. Todd

About Book 2
Title: Ray of Hope
Series: Rom-Com #2
Author: E.L. Todd
Publisher: Fallen Publishing
Release Date: January 3, 2017
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
Ryker and I aren’t exactly perfect.

But I was falling for him—and falling hard.

Every kiss. Every touch. Every embrace.

Just made me realize this wasn’t a fling. It wasn’t even a relationship.

It was so much more.

I just hoped Rex was wrong about Ryker. Because I didn’t have the heart to listen to him say those terrible three words.

Told you so.

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Ray of Light Teaser 2

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Ray of Love (Rom-Com #3) by E.L. Todd

Ray of Love (Rom-Com #3) by E.L. Todd

About Book 3
Title: Ray of Love
Series: Rom-Com #3
Author: E.L. Todd
Publisher: Fallen Publishing
Release Date: January 3, 2017
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & NobleKobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
There’s no way to sugarcoat it.

Ryker dumped me.

Everyone warned me dating him was the wrong decision. But I did it anyway.

Now that it’s been three months I’m finally in a good place. I haven’t started dating just yet but I know that will happen in time. Finally, I don’t think about Ryker anymore.

But when I have a dream about Zeke, a very inappropriate one, I start to wonder things I shouldn’t.

And I start to look at him in a way I never have before…

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Author E.L. Todd

Author E.L. Todd

About the Author
Bestselling author, E. L. Todd, was raised in sunny California where she still lives today, claiming it’s the best place in the country. Easily hypothermic and hateful of the cold, she prefers to be warm all year round. She attended California State University, Stanislaus and received her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, but still pursued her dream to be a writer. She’s written several novels and many series’, and her imagination can’t seem to stop. She tries to find the good in people and she exploits that in her writing, proving that people can make mistakes and rise above their past. Her hobbies include sunbathing, swimming, eating at Surf Taco in San Diego, reading, and learning everything she can about hippopotamuses’, her favorite creature. Her greatest dream is to make people forget about the harshness of reality and dive into a good story with lovable people. When fans tell her they love her work, it gives her the greatest sense of accomplishment.

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Where to Find E.L. Todd
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon
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Teaser Reveal – Ray of Light (Rom-Com Series) by E.L. Todd

Ray of Light Teaser Reveal

Fallen Publishing and USA Today bestselling author, E.L. Todd, are unveiling the teaser to Ray of Light, the first book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Rom-Com, releasing January 3, 2017. See below for the cover, information on the book and series, and pre-order links.

Ray of Light (Rom-Com #1) by E.L. Todd

Ray of Light (Rom-Com #1) by E.L. Todd

About the Book
Title: Ray of Light
Series: Rom-Com #1
Author: E.L. Todd
Publisher: Fallen Publishing
Release Date: January 3, 2017
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
My brother is an idiot. He won the lottery and invested all of his money in a run-down bowling alley. Since he’s barely making it, he moved in with me.

Great.

Having him around the house isn’t the worst thing in the world, but he does make a mess like nobody’s business. My friends Zeke, Jessie, and Kayden keep me sane but there’s only so much they can do.

And it’s definitely not the worst thing in the world when his old friend, Ryker, moves to town.

The second I lay eyes on him, I’m hot under the collar. He makes my body burn in longing and freeze in desperation at the exact same time. When he talks, I don’t listen to anything he says because I’m staring at that hard jaw and those kissable lips like I already own them.

But he’s a bed hopper. A playboy. A heartbreaker.

I’m all down for some hot, sweaty, yummy sex even if it doesn’t have a fairy tale ending. I’ve been down that road before. I know the drill. But with Ryker, it’s different.

Because I know I’ll fall in love with him.

For now, I’ll steer clear of him and keep my hands to myself. It can’t be that hard, right?

Or can it?

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Ray of Light Teaser 1

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Ray of Hope (Rom-Com #2) by E.L. Todd

Ray of Hope (Rom-Com #2) by E.L. Todd

About Book 2
Title: Ray of Hope
Series: Rom-Com #2
Author: E.L. Todd
Publisher: Fallen Publishing
Release Date: January 3, 2017
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
Ryker and I aren’t exactly perfect.

But I was falling for him—and falling hard.

Every kiss. Every touch. Every embrace.

Just made me realize this wasn’t a fling. It wasn’t even a relationship.

It was so much more.

I just hoped Rex was wrong about Ryker. Because I didn’t have the heart to listen to him say those terrible three words.

Told you so.

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Ray of Light Teaser 2

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Ray of Love (Rom-Com #3) by E.L. Todd

Ray of Love (Rom-Com #3) by E.L. Todd

About Book 3
Title: Ray of Love
Series: Rom-Com #3
Author: E.L. Todd
Publisher: Fallen Publishing
Release Date: January 3, 2017
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & NobleKobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
There’s no way to sugarcoat it.

Ryker dumped me.

Everyone warned me dating him was the wrong decision. But I did it anyway.

Now that it’s been three months I’m finally in a good place. I haven’t started dating just yet but I know that will happen in time. Finally, I don’t think about Ryker anymore.

But when I have a dream about Zeke, a very inappropriate one, I start to wonder things I shouldn’t.

And I start to look at him in a way I never have before…

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Author E.L. Todd

Author E.L. Todd

About the Author
Bestselling author, E. L. Todd, was raised in sunny California where she still lives today, claiming it’s the best place in the country. Easily hypothermic and hateful of the cold, she prefers to be warm all year round. She attended California State University, Stanislaus and received her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, but still pursued her dream to be a writer. She’s written several novels and many series’, and her imagination can’t seem to stop. She tries to find the good in people and she exploits that in her writing, proving that people can make mistakes and rise above their past. Her hobbies include sunbathing, swimming, eating at Surf Taco in San Diego, reading, and learning everything she can about hippopotamuses’, her favorite creature. Her greatest dream is to make people forget about the harshness of reality and dive into a good story with lovable people. When fans tell her they love her work, it gives her the greatest sense of accomplishment.

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Where to Find E.L. Todd
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon
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Book Review – Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie

Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie

Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie

4 Stars

Synopsis
Minerva Dobbs knows that happily-ever-after is a fairy tale, especially with a man who asked her to dinner to win a bet. Even if he is gorgeous and successful Calvin Morrisey. Cal knows commitment is impossible, especially with a woman as cranky as Min Dobbs. Even if she does wear great shoes and keeps him on his toes. When they say good-bye at the end of their evening, they cut their losses and agree never to see each other again.

But Fate has other plans, and it’s not long before Min and Cal meet again. Soon, they’re dealing with a jealous ex-boyfriend, Krispy Kreme donuts, a determined psychologist, chaos theory, a freakishly intelligent cat, Chicken Marsala, and more risky propositions than either of them ever dreamed of. Including the biggest gamble of all—true love.

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My Review
One of my favorite Jennifer Crusie novels so far. The characters are the best! Min is wonderful and I love the fact that she isn’t beautiful, and that she doesn’t go through some makeover to become more attractive. I love that Cal isn’t shallow and sees the best in Min. The underlying bet is a fun thread that starts the story and is pulled through the plot to the very end. When Min’s boyfriend, David, dumps her, she’s not so much sad as she is distraught by what her mother’s reaction will be. Min has spent her entire life trying to please a woman who will never be pleased, but her mom loves David. Now with her sister’s wedding looming, she needs a date, fast.

Enter Cal. He likes to bet. So when David bets him ten dollars he can’t get “cold fish” Min to go to dinner with him, Cal takes that bet. But David takes it a step further, betting Cal he can’t get her into bed within thirty days. Thus begins a hilarious tale of two people who everyone can see belong together except the two themselves.

Plot
The plot centers around Min’s and Cal’s relationship, the push and pull of desire and the belief that the other person is wrong for them. Min believes Cal is only trying to win the bet. Cal believes Min hates him, and considering her biting wit, it’s easy to see why. But fate throws them together over and over again and it’s cute to watch what happens. The chemistry is palpable and the situations the author puts them in are deliciously fun. The cast is large, as most Cruise novels are, and there are several solid subplots involving Min’s friends, Cal’s family, and Min’s sister’s wedding. Each subplot supports the main plot and development of the main characters.

Characters
Once again, Cruise delivers quirky, outrageous, yet infinitely loveable characters. Min is outspoken and yet has an edge of self-doubt, thanks to her mother’s constant criticisms. Cal has his own issues, although they’re more subtle. Min’s friends are all unique, as are Cal’s and no one came across as stereotypical. I adored the interaction between Cal and Min’s friends. There was just enough development in the main characters to keep the story from being too comedic, bringing a sense of authenticity to them. Even Min’s sister gets her own arc, and her parents have a small one.

Ending
At first, I felt like the ending went on way too long, but in retrospect, it was perfect. Even though the romance was resolved, there is a hilarious scene at the end that really summed up all the themes in the book. And the epilogue was a cherry on top of this yummy story.

Bottom Line
Bet Me is my favorite Jennifer Crusie book to date, with adorable characters and witty dialogue.

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Title: Bet Me
Author: Jennifer Crusie
Publisher: St. Martin’s
Release Date: April 1, 2007
Pages: 432
Category: Romantic Comedy
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Links: GoodreadsAmazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay | BAM! | IndieBound

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Author Jennifer Crusie

Author Jennifer Crusie

About the Author
Jennifer Crusie was researching her dissertation on the differences in the way men and women tell stories when she got sidetracked into writing romance novels.

Her first book was published in 1993 (which pretty much finished off any hope of her getting that PhD) and her twenty-second book, Maybe This Time, came out in August of 2010, all of which she considers a minor miracle, especially since she is also a New York Times, USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller and a two-time Rita award winner.

Jenny is currently working on her new Liz Danger mystery series. She is a very happy woman..

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

Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – Sylvie + Shandor (Rocker Shenanigans) by Alyson Santos and Sunniva Dee

Sylvie + Shandor Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for Sylvie + Shandor, the first book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Rocker Shenanigans, by Alyson Santos and Sunniva Dee. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on their giveaway.

Sylvie + Shandor (Rocker Shenanigans #1) by Alyson Santos and Sunniva Dee

Sylvie + Shandor (Rocker Shenanigans #1) by Alyson Santos and Sunniva Dee

About the Book
Title: Sylvie + Shandor
Series: Rocker Shenanigans
Authors: Alyson Santos and Sunniva Dee
Release Date: December 19, 2016
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
They rock hard, play hard, and live life freaking hard. So when it comes to love it’s no surprise they screw up just as hard. Join an amusing cast of characters from Sunniva Dee’s and Alyson Santos’ rock star novels as they meet and pursue each other amidst the backstage chaos of their world.

Rocker Shenanigans is a romantic comedy series of novellas that will toss you into the fun, sexy, and hilarious side of rocker life.

Rocker Shenanigans I:
Sylvie Drake is ecstatic when her rock-goddess sister invites her to a charity event in the Bahamas. With a lineup featuring legends like Night Shifts Black, Clown Irruption, and Tracing Holland, how could this weekend not be totally epic?

One word: Shandor.

Smoldering gaze, cocky smile, and passionate hands that dominate a guitar. Everything about this mysterious stranger screams out-of-her-league.

Shandor Xodyar is here to work. And keep his fiery cousin out of trouble with the threat of former flames breathing down their necks. What he didn’t count on is a three-word bombshell disrupting his mission:

Holland’s teen sister.

Unassumingly sexy, raw, and barely legal, there’s no way entertaining the forbidden electricity can end well.

Then again, some ignored warnings are worth the consequences.

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Excerpt #2
SHANDOR

I guide Sylvie away, toward Luke’s and my former outpost. She’s wearing flat shoes, pink ones that remind me of dancers. They’re as innocent as she is.

“Are you mad? Sorry I said all that. Shit-shit-shit,” she adds now that Big Sis is out of the way.

I turn her around and link her against me. Ah talk about insta-whatever-this-is. It’s only been hours, and I already missed holding her close.

Love Fire.

She’s young. Complicated. I shouldn’t do this. As if that wasn’t enough, she lives in Canada, while I tour the world for a living. I’ve only known this living compulsion of a woman for twenty-four hours. “No, I’m not mad. Good day so far?” I force myself to add.

“It’s been whatever,” she says, sounding composed and subtly unhappy at once, a girl thing. Gypsy women are clear about their feelings though. If it’s red, it’s red. It won’t be salmon-colored.

“You know what’s super-sad about texts? You can’t take them back.”

I’ve found my wall partition again and lean the two of us against it. “Yeah?” I tug on a turquoise loop of hair that happened to land on my knuckles. “What would you have taken back? I’ll erase it from my mind.”

“Yeah, right,” she says, rolling her eyes. “Anyway. I wanted to say that…”

I meet her gaze, waiting for the rest, but the more she stares back, the more she chickens out.

“Sylvie?”

“Yeah…” She breathes it out. Which is an issue. We’ll have to work on that.

“Will you stop?”

“What?”

“Stop being mouthwatering.” Eyes like saucers do exist, and they’re the prettiest thing you’ll ever see. “Listen.” I frame her face with my hands and try to make her understand. For emphasis, I give her a headshake before I move on. “You know how long it’s been since we met?”

She nods fast though my question was only rhetorical. I realize she probably has it down to the hour.

“Okay, because I’m trying really hard, here.”

“You are?” She sounds like that’s a good thing, but I was going to tell her I’m thinking we should not do the quick version of an entire relationship in four days. If things go according to—I don’t know—everything we’ve done so far—we’ll be fucking pregnant in four days.

Wait…

No, we’re good.

“Yes. Sylvie.” I tighten my hold to make her focus. “You’re how old?” Rhetorical again. It’s not like I’ll ever forget face-planting to a teen goddess.

“Twenty.”

Um.

“So. Sylvie. You just started college. You’re stead-bound for four long fucking years. Me, I’m about to turn twenty-six, and I’m never in one place more than a week at a time.” I’ve been with her since Friday, I think next. What in the freaking world makes me even talk like this?

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Author Alyson Santos

Author Alyson Santos

About the Author
I’m a writer, musician, and cat lover. I also have an alternative music obsession. Seriously, it’s a real problem.

I write what needs to come out, whether it’s pain, tears, or laughter. I write people and relationships, about the beauty and horror of what we do to ourselves and each other. I write Love. Vengeance. Compassion. Cruelty. Trust. Betrayal. Forgiveness. Darkness, and the incredible way humans destroy and heal each other.

I like to eradicate barriers, refusing to be confined by the laws of physics or limitations of reality. I will befriend a vast population of possibilities and introduce them in ways that might surprise you..

Where to Find Alyson Santos
Goodreads | Website  | Facebook Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Amazon

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Author Sunniva Dee

Author Sunniva Dee

About the Author
Between studies, teaching, and advising, Sunniva has spent her entire adult life in a college environment. Most of her novels are new adult romance geared toward smart, passionate readers with a love for eclectic language and engaging their brain as well as their heart while reading.

Born in the Land of the Midnight Sun, the author spent her early twenties making the world her playground. Southern Europe: Spain, Italy, Greece–Argentina: Buenos Aires, in particular. The United States finally kept her interest, and after half a decade in Los Angeles, she now lounges in the beautiful city of Savannah.

Sometimes, Sunniva writes with a paranormal twist (Shattering Halos, Stargazer, and Cat Love). At other times, it’s contemporary (Pandora Wild Child, Leon’s Way, Adrenaline Crush, Walking Heartbreak, and Dodging Trains, coming in late March 2016).

This author is the happiest when her characters let their emotions run off with them, shaping her stories in ways she never foresaw. She loves bad-boys and good-boys run amok, and like in real life, her goal is to keep the reader on her toes until the end of each story.
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Where to Find Sunniva Dee
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Sale – Being Brooke by Emma Hart

Being Brooke Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for BEING BROOKE, the first stand-alone book in the new adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Barely Cross, by New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt. For a limited time, you can pick up the ebook for just $0.99.

BEING BROOKE (Barely Cross #1) by Emma Hart

BEING BROOKE (Barely Cross #1) by Emma Hart

About the Book – NOW ON SALE – $0.99!
Title:
 BEING BROOKE
Series: Barely Cross #1
Author: Emma Hart
Release Date: December 13, 2016
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AUBarnes & NobleiBooks

Synopsis
My name is Brooke Barker…
And I’m a freaking disaster.

No, seriously. I’m a college drop-out working a dead-end job, my best friend Carly’s dog gets more action than I do, and I have more bad dates in my diary than there are movie remakes.

Not to mention I’m completely and utterly in love with Cain Elliott.

The problem? He’s in a relationship. With a girl who’s so plastic she makes Barbie cry herself to sleep with jealousy.

The second problem? He’s my best friend.

My shut-up-and-put-harry-potter, yes-this-is-your-shirt, help-I-have-no-power, crap-I’m-out-of-tampon, kinda best friend.

And that’s all he can be, right?

Right.

Being Brooke is a standalone romantic comedy. Hilarious, super-sexy, and possibly highly inappropriate at times, this is the perfect feel-good read!

If Holly Woods survives this.

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Excerpt
Cain’s phone begins to buzz on the table. The screen lights up, and the short name on the screen makes me have to fight a frown.

I know it’s Nina. It always is. It’s like she has a Brooke-dar. She can sense whenever Cain and I are alone and hanging out.

My heart sinks, slowly but heavily, and I school my expression into one of not caring. I refuse to look away from the TV now.

Cain hands me his pizza box, which I take, begrudgingly, then he leans forward and grabs his phone. He waits for the buzzing to stop, then unlocks it and turns it off vibrate.

Then? Then he shoves it under the table, screen down.

Ho. Lee. Shit.

I gape at him. I can’t help it.

A piece of pepperoni drops off the slice of pizza in my hand—the same one that’s frozen halfway to my mouth as I stare at him in total disbelief. Did he really just do it?

“What?” Cain shrugs and takes his box back, grabbing a piece of half-eaten, meaty pizza and shoving the end in his mouth. The crust crunches as he bites down.

I swallow and glance at the coffee table. “I don’t think you’ve ever not taken a call from her.” I can’t help the derogatory way I say ’her’. It’s not intentional—honest. It’s ingrained in me to be vicious to other women. I think it’s a female thing. Self-preservation and all that.

“I don’t think I ever haven’t either.” Cain tilts his head to the side and meets my gaze, a suspicious glint in his green eyes. “But the point is, we haven’t done this in weeks, and I’m having too much fun to leave. Besides, we have all this junk food. If I don’t help you eat it, you’ll eat it all, then it’ll be my fault when your pants don’t fit.”

Oh my god.

“Does she know you’re here?” I smirk slyly and raise my eyebrows.

He shifts uncomfortably. With a cough, he puts his pizza down and grabs his beer bottle to swig from it.

Oh. My. Shitty. Life.

“She doesn’t, does she?” I sit up straight, throwing my half-slice back into my box and shoving his shoulder. “Cain!”

“No,” he mumbles, scratching the back of his ear. “She doesn’t know.”

I laugh. I can’t help it. It’s totally immature of me to delight in the fact he hasn’t told the Prissy Princess where is he and he’s ignoring her calls, but I do. It’s hilarious.

And, okay. I’m smug. Totally smug. There’s only one reason he hasn’t told her, and that’s because she hates me too.

Bitchy Best Friend Mission: Level Up!

“And tell me.” I snicker, just about holding back the volcano of laughter threatening to erupt. “Where does Nina think you are?”

“She thinks I’m at Mom’s.” He looks at me, his lips flattening into a thin line. “Stop laughing, B. No, don’t shake your damn head. I fucking mean it. She’s a little insecure over my friendship with you and Carly, that’s all. Sometimes it’s easier to just tell a… little white lie.”

“A little white lie? She thinks you’re at your mom’s!” I laugh harder and wipe at my eyes because they feel a little too wet.

“I just want the best of both worlds right now, all right?”

“What is the best of both worlds? Pizza with me and blow jobs from her?”

“She chooses not to eat gluten. Until she finds a gluten-free recipe she likes, I can’t eat pizza when she’s around.”

Which is a lot.

I raise my eyebrows again. “Your girlfriend won’t eat gluten but she’ll happily put your dick in her mouth?”

“Brooke. Don’t be a bitch.” He chucks a piece of chicken from his pizza at me, his eyes narrowing.

I’m dying. I think this is it—this is how I die, laughing at Cain’s lame excuses for lying to his girlfriend about spending time with me.

“Oh my fuck. This is hilarious. Seriously. Someone call Comedy Central.”

“Brooke.” He says my name again, this time quieter.

I stop laughing. Just about.

“I’m sorry. I just think it’s funny. You want me to be nice to her but you lie to her about spending time with me.” I shrug a shoulder and peel a piece of pepperoni off my pizza. I’m not even that hungry anymore.

He sighs, putting the top down on his box, and sits back. “She thinks there’s something going on between us.”

I laugh even harder because I might cry if I don’t.

Hi, breaking heart. Grab the tissues, yo.

There’s an awkward silence hanging between us now. It’s not the first time someone has thought that, but given that the more time I spend with Cain, the more I seem to fall for him, it’s awkward. Especially since he’s lying to her just to hang out with me.

I clear my throat and look up at him. “That’s ridiculous. You’re my best friend. Like anything would ever happen between us. I can’t put up with your shit taste in music, for a start.”

“Exactly,” he replies in a quieter voice, scratching behind his ear again. “It’s fucking stupid. I can’t stand your taste in music either. Who the fuck likes Justin Bieber?”

“People who think Kanye West should retire.”

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Author Emma Hart

About the Author
By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling new adult author, Emma Hart, dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies – usually wine – and writes books.

Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.

She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

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Where to Find Emma Hart
Goodreads | Website | NewsletterFacebook | Twitter | Amazon

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Release Blitz + Sale – Being Brooke by Emma Hart

Being Brooke Release Blitz

Welcome to the release blitz for Being Brooke, a stand-alone new adult contemporary romantic comedy, by New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive teaser. For a limited time, you can pick up the ebook for just $0.99.

Being Brooke by Emma Hart

Being Brooke by Emma Hart

About the Book – NOW ON SALE – $0.99!
Title:
 Being Brooke
Author: Emma Hart
Release Date: December 13, 2017
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AUBarnes & NobleiBooks

Synopsis
My name is Brooke Barker…
And I’m a freaking disaster.

No, seriously. I’m a college drop-out working a dead-end job, my best friend Carly’s dog gets more action than I do, and I have more bad dates in my diary than there are movie remakes.

Not to mention I’m completely and utterly in love with Cain Elliott.

The problem? He’s in a relationship. With a girl who’s so plastic she makes Barbie cry herself to sleep with jealousy.

The second problem? He’s my best friend.

My shut-up-and-put-harry-potter, yes-this-is-your-shirt, help-I-have-no-power, crap-I’m-out-of-tampon, kinda best friend.

And that’s all he can be, right?

Right.

Being Brooke is a standalone romantic comedy. Hilarious, super-sexy, and possibly highly inappropriate at times, this is the perfect feel-good read!

If Holly Woods survives this.

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Being Brooke Teaser

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Being Brooke Sale

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Author Emma Hart

About the Author
By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling new adult author, Emma Hart, dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies – usually wine – and writes books.

Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.

She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

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Where to Find Emma Hart
Goodreads | Website | NewsletterFacebook | Twitter | Amazon

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Young Adult Book Review – My Junior Year of Loathing (School Dayz) by Jennifer DiGiovanni

My Junior Year of Loathing (School Dayz #2) by Jennifer DiGiovanni

My Junior Year of Loathing (School Dayz #2) by Jennifer DiGiovanni

5 Stars

Synopsis
Junior year is supposed to be tough. Exams, term papers, homework, college tours, and participation in extra-curricular activities can all add up to non-stop stress. But Melinda Banner has goals to achieve and dreams to make real. This year, she’ll be unstoppable. But even over achievers need a break.

While walking in the woods to take a break from the stress of it all, Melinda meets a boy named Connor. After a few more run-ins, the two settle into an uneasy friendship, if you can even call it that.

But Connor’s closed and mysterious. Whenever Melinda asks too many questions, he suddenly has to go or is no longer interested in talking. When they’re together, she’s torn between wanting him to open up and running away as fast as she can. Still she can’t seem to shake her budding interest in him.

Connor has his own way of looking at the world, and his views often conflict with Melinda’s practical nature. Can you like someone and loathe them at the same time? Is he even worth the emotional tug on her heartstrings or distraction from all things Junior year?

And, as if she needs another project right now, Melinda starts to obsess over the abandoned estate she passes on the way to school each day. Between Connor and the old estate, Melinda’s beginning to think she’s taking on too much.

But Melinda’s smart. She finds a way to indulge her interest in the estate and fulfill her obligations. She will uncover the truth behind the aging edifice for an epic article in the school newspaper.

But when her investigation reveals a connection between Connor and a tragedy long-since forgotten, Melinda has a choice: put off her junior year achievements to save a local landmark and a boy who constantly pushes her away or put them both out of her mind for good and focus on making the grade.

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My Review
The second book in the School Dayz series, this is my favorite so far. Melinda, Sadie’s romantic rival from book one, is a smart, serious girl with goals. When her mom remarries, she moves into a virtual mansion where she’s forced to adjust to a different way of life. Her relocation also puts her squarely in the path of mysterious Connor of the Woods, a boy she meets lurking in the forested area behind her stepfather’s estate. Her best friend, Becca, begins dating Will, who pushes her to double-date his buddy, Ty. Ty is tall, cute, normal. Connor is anything but normal, but Melinda is inescapably drawn to him, setting up a showdown with her emotions. Will she choose Ty and security, or Connor and all the drama that surrounds him?

Plot
There is a bit of a mystery woven into the plot. Well, a couple of mysteries, actually. One being the secret Connor is hiding and the other is what happened behind the big wall of the old Westerly Estate. Some people say the old house is haunted, and Melinda is determined to find out what really happened. But the primary plot is the romance between Melinda, Ty, and Connor. It’s not a traditional love triangle, so if those turn you off, don’t discount this book just yet. It’s a great story, with Jennifer DiGiovanni’s signature quirky, funny characters, and lots of super sweet moments.

Characters
Once again, the author creates a cast of unique characters that are easy to love. Melinda is serious and driven with an incredible soft spot in her heart. Connor is an enigma until we find out his whole story, but he never comes across as anything other than fully developed. Will, Ty, Becca, the estate’s caretaker, Jack, and Melinda’s family all support the story. Jack in particular is an intriguing character who adds a lot to the story.

Top things I LOVED About My Junior Year of Loathing
1. The mystery. It was incorporated really well into the main plot.

2. Jack. The gruff landscaper provides some great moments with both Melinda and Connor.

3. Melinda. I love seeing more of her in this installment. She wasn’t my favorite person in My Senior Year of Awesome, but after getting her story and her point of view, I adore her.

4. Connor. The boy from the woods is strong, mysterious, caring, and more than a little hot.

5. Will. As the arrogant football player dating Melinda’s best friend, he provides some of the best comic moments.

Bottom Line
My favorite book in the series so far, includes great romance, a mystery, and fantastic characters.

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About the Book
Title: My Junior Year of Loathing
Series: School Dayz #2
Author: Jennifer DiGiovanni
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Release Date: October 25, 2016
Pages: 186
Category: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

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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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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – The Adventures of Natalie Bloom (Bloom Sisters) by Brooke Stanton

The Adventures of Natalie Bloom Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for The Adventures of Natalie Bloom, the second book in the adult romantic comedy series, Bloom Sisters, by award-winning author, Brooke Stanton. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

The Adventures of Natalie Bloom (Bloom Sisters #2) by Brooke Stanton

The Adventures of Natalie Bloom (Bloom Sisters #2) by Brooke Stanton

About the Book
Title: The Adventures of Natalie Bloom
Series: Bloom Sisters #2
Author: Brooke Stanton
Release Date: December 2, 2016
Genre: Adult Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Natalie’s dreams are about to come true. She’s found the perfect spot for her new restaurant and a perfect business partner to make it happen – gorgeous Luke Hawker – until she discovers things are not as they seem. Luke has run off with her money, leaving her dreams crumbling around her.

With Max Euston – her friend and secret crush -alongside her, Natalie must race against the clock to find Luke and get the money back before it’s too late.

With twists and turns, Natalie won’t know who to trust (or love) until the very last page.
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I bend my neck back and glide my eyes up, up, up the mirrored façade of the towering building that houses Kennedy Media and all its publications. It’s an impressive structure with all its chrome, steel, and colossal opaque windows. Hundreds of faces could be looking in the offices above, glamorous people I can’t see.

Pushing the silver frame of the revolving door, I swing it around until I’m deposited into vast lobby. I feel minute as I look across the sprawling white marbled floor to the large security desk with only one guard sitting on his perch. A couple of young women, in heels outfits that look fitting more for a night out than a morning at work, push through turnstiles after they swipe their badges. The click-clack of their heels disappears around corner, and I’m left alone.

It’s just before noon, and the lunch rush hasn’t begun. There’s an internal shift people’s brains as soon as the first hand strikes twelve. They suddenly have a Pavlovian response and rush to the nearest deli counter or restaurant. I’ve seen it again and again from many restaurants I’ve run as a sous chef and then head chef, but now I’m finally opening own restaurant.

“Catelyn Bloom’s your sister?” The security guard frowns at the driver’s license I hand him.

One day, I better be known as more than Catelyn Bloom’s sister.

Quickly, the middle-aged man’s scowl transforms into a bright smile. The sun coming from the slanted skylights high above him reflects off his balding scalp. “That lady’s all right. Last night, I made her pumpkin cheesecake from that TV special she did in November. wife and me didn’t even need to wash the dish. We licked it clean.” He laughs boisterously.

“Did you make the praline topping?” I ask, unable to keep the eager tone out of voice.

“Yeah. It was damn good.” The man chuckles again as my eyes widen. “Sorry for language, lady.”

A bell dings, and one of the eight elevator doors opens. Simply Chic, the lifestyle magazine sister writes for, is on the tenth floor. When I arrive, I walk straight past the doe-eyed receptionist—who yells out a small protest—and wind my way past desks and work tables Catie’s office. The blinds are drawn across the large glass windows that face the outer office, hiding her office behind them.

“Doesn’t anyone at your work get suspicious that the Queen of Clean’s office is such pigsty?” I ask, entering.

Last year, The New York Times called Catie the “Martha Stewart for a younger, hipper generation.” As far as her readers and fans are concerned, she’s the go-to domestic goddess, gourmet chef, and perfect wife and homemaker.

Except it’s pretty much all a lie. She’s a complete slob, doesn’t have a husband, and burns toast. But I’m helping her change that. We were both almost outed two months ago when filmed a special on national TV. Catie’s quitting the magazine soon to pursue a more honest career in interior design, and I’m opening my own restaurant. Finally.

Looking around, I’m reminded of her true talent—interior design. Her office impeccably styled with only the hottest designers’ furniture and décor—none of which I name—but it’s impossible to see the beauty of it with the piles of magazines, design books, loose papers, a white Christmas tree overdue to be put away, and multicolored boxes stacked and around every empty space. She can design the hell out of anything, but that’s where domestic talents end.

Catie’s lucky I fell in love with cooking while helping our mom run her catering business. At the first sign of a spatula, Catie fled our kitchen. But she loved designing and putting together the centerpieces and table settings for the parties. So we each found our calling. Catie looks up from her computer screen, where she’s watching a how-to video on differences between chopping, dicing, and mincing. I almost laugh at the intensity with which she’s watching it. I’ve been sending her videos to study and then coming in practicing with her in the test kitchen as she hones her skills. I don’t expect her to become master chef, but she needs to at least know the basics as she transitions to a more authentic work life.

In the meantime, I suggested she use readers’ recipes instead of her own (i.e. my own) magazine for now. The new column has been a big success. The recipes are also posted online, and readers get to vote and comment on their favorites.

“Should we go to the kitchen?” Catie asks, pausing the video.

“After my meeting,” I say, already inwardly cringing as I think of watching Catie nearly slice her perfectly manicured fingers at every chop.

“I thought the meeting with your contractor was this afternoon?”

“No. It’s in ten minutes. Thanks for letting us do it here. The electricity was shut off restaurant site when I stopped by last night. I don’t know why, but I left a message with Con Ed.” I stand, double-checking I have my binder of all-things-restaurant. “It’s as frozen as Susan Lucci’s face out there. The restaurant would have been an icebox.”

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The Misadventures of Catie Bloom (Bloom Sisters #1) by Brooke Stanton

The Misadventures of Catie Bloom (Bloom Sisters #1) by Brooke Stanton

About Book 1
Title: The Misadventures of Catie Bloom
Series: Bloom Sisters #1
Author: Brooke Stanton
Release Date: July 10, 2016
Genre: Adult Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
From award winning author Brooke Stanton…

Catie Bloom has it all.

A gorgeous husband, cooking skills to rival Julia Child, a wildly successful column for Simply Chicmagazine, and The New York Times just labeled her the younger, hipper Martha Stewart for the next generation.

Except, it’s all a lie.

No husband. She can’t cook. She can’t even organize her underwear drawer.

It all comes to a head when Catie’s boss invites a TV crew into her home to film a homecoming special featuring the latest media darling—panty-dropping Max Euston, a travel journalist whose latest assignment left him wounded, recovering from amnesia, and a national hero. Now Catie needs to learn to cook, fake being a Domestic Goddess, and find a husband in less than a week. And it all needs to seamlessly come together while being filmed on national TV.

Can Catie pull it off without losing her job, friends, and her heart?.

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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
Goodreads | Website | FacebookTwitter

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1: 75% off the retail price
2: entrance into an exclusive giveaway for a $50 Amazon Gift Card
3: A FREE, advanced copy of The Downfall of Catie Bloom
The bonuses will be available in the table of contents under Bonus when you buy the eBook.
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Book Review – Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie

Welcome to Temptation (Dempseys #1) by Jennifer Crusie

Welcome to Temptation (Dempseys #1) by Jennifer Crusie

4 Stars

Synopsis
Sophie Dempsey is content living a quiet life filming wedding videos until an assignment brings her to Temptation, Ohio. From the moment she drive into town, she gets a bad feeling; Sophie is from the wrong side of the tracks and everything in Temptation is a little too right. And when she has a run-in with the town’s unnervingly sexy mayor, Phineas Tucker, making a little movie turns out to be more than a little dangerous.

Yield to oncoming desire…

All Sophie wants to do is film the video and head home. All Phin wants to do is play pool with the police chief and keep things peaceful. They both get more than they bargained for when Sophie’s video causes an uproar and the proper citizens of Temptation set out to shut them down.

Welcome to temptation…

As events spiral out of control, Sophie and Phin find themselves caught in a web of gossip, blackmail, adultery, murder, and really excellent sex. All hell breaks loose in Temptation as Sophie and Phin fall deeper and deeper in trouble…and in love.

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My Review
This is a fun, fast read with quirky characters and a laugh-out-loud plot. When Sophie Dempsey and her sister head to Temptation, Ohio to help a b-list actress film a comeback, things go hysterically wrong. Everything from a phallic water tower to possible porn erupts. Throw in a mangy stray dog, the hot town mayor, and a dead body, and things go from interesting to downright complicated. Jennifer Crusie creates a place that is as screwed up as it is quaint, filled with equally messed up people, all with something to gain and something to hide.

Mayor Phin Tucker sees an uptight woman in Sophie that he can’t help but be attracted to, which means he should stay far, far away from her. Of course he doesn’t, igniting a tumultuous relationship that should remain physical, but turns into much more for both parties, despite their efforts to avoid it. There are so many great and funny twists and turns, I stayed up way too late to find out what would happen next.

Plot
This is essentially a romance, so the main plot is whether or not Phin and Sophie will end up together, but there are strong subplots involving a possible murder, the complicated relationship of Phin and his mother, the complex inner workings of the City of Temptation itself, and whether or not Sophie is making porn. All the plots are woven together expertly, resulting in a madcap story that just happens to be a romance.

Characters
The characters are the best. They are what make Jennifer Crusie’s books shine. Sophie is smart, funny, caring, and stubborn. Phin is complex, arrogant, and frustrated. The story is rounded out by a supporting cast that are a fascinating character study in small-town life.

Writing
Jennifer Crusie has a way with dialogue and character development, but her writing style took me a little bit to get used to. There’s a lot of combined dialogue and dialogue tags that I had to read more than once to figure out who was saying what. But overall, her writing is witty and engaging.

Bottom Line
Welcome to Temptation is classic Jennifer Crusie, a delightful romp with characters you can’t help falling in love with.

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Title: Welcome to Temptation
Series: The Dempsys #1
Author: Jennifer Crusie
Publisher: St. Martin’s
Release Date: July 11, 2004
Pages: 416
Category: Romantic Comedy
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Links: GoodreadsAmazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay | BAM! | IndieBound

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Author Jennifer Crusie

Author Jennifer Crusie

About the Author
Jennifer Crusie was researching her dissertation on the differences in the way men and women tell stories when she got sidetracked into writing romance novels.

Her first book was published in 1993 (which pretty much finished off any hope of her getting that PhD) and her twenty-second book, Maybe This Time, came out in August of 2010, all of which she considers a minor miracle, especially since she is also a New York Times, USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller and a two-time Rita award winner.

Jenny is currently working on her new Liz Danger mystery series. She is a very happy woman..

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

Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – Engaged to an Alien Pop Star by Kendra L. Saunders

Engaged to an Alien Pop Star Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for Engaged to an Alien Pop Star, the second 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. Also, you can pick up Dating an Alien Pop Star, book 1 in the series, for free!

Engaged to an Alien Pop Star (Alien Pop Star #2) by Kendra L. Saunders

Engaged to an Alien Pop Star (Alien Pop Star #2) by Kendra L. Saunders

About the Book
Title: Engaged to an Alien Pop Star
Series: Alien Pop Star #2
Author: Kendra L. Saunders
Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing
Release Date: November 28, 2016
Genre: Adult Science Fiction/Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

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 #2
Space travel has long been theorized. We’ve imagined cheerfully zipping about in spaceships, jumping from point A to B by way of mysterious wormholes. We’ve also imagined going into a deep sleep for thousands of years, while our families and friends back home get old, blow themselves up, and allow Earth to be reclaimed by vines and wild animals.

But Kalesstrians walk through space from location to location.

It’s a very complicated process that Dev has tried to explain to me several times. I’ve only absorbed it in the barest bones of theory, despite his valiant attempts. We walk through a dimension door and are shot to a pre-set coordinate on the other side. The travel has to be conducted with the help of communicators, and it is crucial that the coordinates are right. That last bit is especially important, because ending up in space, an active volcano, or a politician’s bedroom is not something anyone wants.

This is precisely why Griffin traveling us back makes me so nervous.

“Where did you set us to land?” I ask as we all head outside together to the predetermined launch spot. I glance skyward several times, a habit I’ve formed while living on Kalesstria. The weather here is unpredictable and extremely dangerous at times, so one can never be too careful. “Please tell me nowhere too populated.”

“Well, we’re not going to Chinatown again, that’s for certain,” Griffin says with a traumatized expression. “Last time I went there, a man tried to keep me in his shop and sell me for ten American dollars.”

I eyeball his floral pants. “Were you wearing that? Because if so, he marked you up way too much.”

Griffin shoots me a nasty look and ruffles his hair. “I was not. I was wearing a black jacket with feathers, and some very fitted Diesel jeans, thank you very much. I looked bloody enchanting.”

“What were you doing in Chinatown, anyway?” Kammie asks, setting her bags down.

“Daisy needed hairspray.” Now Griffin looks a bit guilty, toeing at the dusty ground with one red cowboy boot. “And I wanted to get a fortune cookie.”

Now that I think about it, I’d told Griffin one night about how delicious Chinese food is, and how a fortune cookie comes with every meal. He’d had a lot of questions about it.

Kammie motions at him. “Well, did you get a fortune cookie?”

“Yes.”

“What did it say?”

Griffin’s face blossoms red with a blush. “I don’t remember. Anyway, I need to finish setting our coordinates.” He fishes his communicator out of his pocket and nervously taps away at it.

Kalesstrian ‘communicators’ do a little bit of everything; they capture holopics and holovids, and operate as super-crazy advanced cell phones. They’re also necessary for long-distance travel. If Apple ever catches wind of them, they’ll definitely break Steve Jobs’ cryo-corpse out of its hiding place and bring him back to life just to patent the iCommunicator. I still barely understand how to turn one on, never mind use it for travel.

“C’mon, Griff,” Kammie insists. “You’re not the type who would forget your first fortune cookie. Besides, I want to know. I’m good at interpreting things like this.”

Of course she would say that. Kammie is a bit of a conspiracy-theory connoisseur, and she dabbles in all sorts of weird beliefs about angels, Bigfoot, aliens, and cryptic messages in newspaper clippings. If there’s some kind of superstition, legend, or conspiracy involved in anything, Kammie probably owns four books on the subject.

Griffin raises his eyes from his communicator, pursing his lips. He hesitates a little longer, and then finally huffs. “It said, Don’t forget to close the door behind you. There now, see? It’s nothing cool at all. I don’t believe in fortune cookies.”

Kammie shrugs. “Still, I’d be careful to make sure you always close doors behind you.”

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Dating an Alien Pop Star (Alien Pop Star #1) by Kendra L. Saunders

Dating an Alien Pop Star (Alien Pop Star #1) by Kendra L. Saunders

About Book 1 – NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE!
Title: Dating an Alien Pop Star
Series: Alien Pop Star #1
Author: Kendra L. Saunders
Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing
Release Date: June 7, 2016
Genre: Adult Science Fiction/Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Daisy Kirkwood has only just escaped her small-town life and run away to New York City, the land of last-minute secret gigs at famous musical venues, when she’s kidnapped by aliens. Unfortunately, no one ever writes about how to handle alien abduction in those fancy NYC guidebooks.

Griffin and Dev are supermassively sexy aliens from a politically and environmentally troubled planet who arrive on Earth with very little knowledge about human ways other than what they learned from a wayward E! News signal. Their mission is to pretend to be the most influential people on the planet—English pop stars, of course!—and gain the help of a powerful secret society. Upon arriving, they abduct Daisy Kirkwood, a nerdy young woman who loves music but could seriously use a bit of help in the love-life department. Though Griffin and Daisy initially squabble, neither can deny the intergalactic sparks whenever they’re too close to each other. Together, they must face murderous aliens, cultural misunderstandings, bad backup musicians, and the dark side of fame and the media, all set against a tight deadline…

Part High Fidelity, part Bridget Jones’ Diary, part Doctor Who, Dating an Alien Pop Star is a sexy romantic comedy..

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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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Blog Tour – Excerpt – Dazed and Divorced (Rom-Com on the Edge) by Carol Maloney Scott

Welcome to the blog tour for Dazed and Divorced, the first book in the romantic comedy series, Rom-Com on the Edge, by Carol Maloney Scott. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

Dazed and Divorced (Rom-Com on the Edge #1) by Carol Maloney Scott

Dazed and Divorced (Rom-Com on the Edge #1) by Carol Maloney Scott

About the Book
Title: Dazed and Divorced
Series: Rom-Com on the Edge #1
Author: Carol Maloney Scott
Release Date: October 24, 2016
Genre: Adult Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
It’s been almost twenty years since Claire met her ex in high school, and now she finds herself thrust into the dating world for the first time as an adult, armed with little more than confusion and lack of experience. Not only is Ron the only man she’s ever been with, she’s also coping with the loss of her fertility, and if she goes on one more hideous blind date – possibly her mind. Determined to avoid both online dating and meetup groups, she endures fix-ups with all sorts of memorable characters, such as weepy Pete, the drunk skunk, the cheap hot-dog eater, and let’s not forget – the unholy speed dater.

As Claire becomes more depressed over her plight, her best friend Jane prompts her to redirect her maternal longings by adopting an adorable wiener dog puppy. Dixie is not a human baby, but hopefully she will provide her new Mommy with a diversion from the parade of loony men marching through her lonely nights – that’s if Mommy’s house and sanity survive the destructive cyclone that is an untrained three-pound ball of craziness!

Unfortunately, while Claire is trying to move on, Ron is trying to pull her back into the past, and his life. Determined to win back his wife’s affections, he offers to help Claire with home repairs as he tries to implement ‘Operation Friends’ in an effort to persuade his wife into giving him another chance. However, Ron is struggling with his own adjustment to single life, and isn’t finding it easy to ditch the Amazon woman, or his new ‘mail order bride’ dating site hobby, no matter how much he has convinced himself that he and Claire belong together.

DAZED & DIVORCED is Book 1 in the Rom-Com on the Edge series. All books are standalone novels, but read in order for maximum fun!

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Excerpt #1
Jed clears his throat and says, “So, Claire are you here in pursuit of marriage and a family?”

Even though I have now met several of his type tonight, I remain astounded at their existence. Is there one normal man worthy of a real date? Not just here, but anywhere?

I once again look at the daunting line of potential suitors still slated to come my way and sigh. “I’m not really sure how to answer that. I’m just trying to meet people since my divorce.”

Jed winces, and is probably already praying for this sullied woman…

“But you surely want children?”

I lean back in my seat, finally relaxing my posture. This is unbelievable. The last thing I expected was to discuss my darkest problems at fucking speed dating!

But since Jed’s not even in the neighborhood of a possibility, I fold my arms and say, “I would have loved them, but I can’t have them.”

I expect him to apologize for bringing up a touchy subject, or to express his condolences. Or to tell me that God must have a different plan for me, and that I should come on his mission trip to a malaria-infested jungle to find my calling.

Instead, he places his hands on the table in front of him and grows very serious. “Claire, we must pray that the Lord will bring you children.”

I smile nervously now. “No, prayer won’t help me. I had a hysterectomy.”

He jumps back as our shift change is loudly announced by Mary.

As he stands up, he says, “I see. Well, since you have allowed the devil’s work to be done to your body, I don’t know that you can be—”

A tall, attractive man appears beside psycho Pastor Jed, who obviously has abortion and hysterectomy confused, and says, “Okay, buddy. Nice speech. Let’s move it along. I need to meet this beautiful blonde.”

Jed moves on in disgust and the somewhat hot new guy sits down, and I immediately start laughing. It starts as a smirk but I can’t hold it in.

“And what’s so funny, Miss…Claire?”

His ability to read my nametag on my chest without fear is a good sign, but it’s his name that’s got me in stitches.

“Hello, Christian.”

He now seems to get the joke and says, “Yes, it is rather humorous that my name is Christian and I’m the least holy one in the bunch tonight. Are there some nutters here or what?”

“I’ll say, but let’s not waste time on them. Were you invited here by one of the church ladies?”

“I was.”

He nods his head in the direction of my seat neighbor. I wonder how they know each other, but I don’t want to waste time on useless chatter with the one normal guy here.

“Me, too.” I am suddenly at a loss for words as I take in my new speed date’s dark hair and eyes. I can also peek at his firm chest from here, and his forearms and hands are strong and remind me of Ron’s…ugh…why am I thinking about Ron at a time like this?

“Hey, Claire, I have an idea.” He lowers his voice and continues, “Between you and me, I’m not seeing any good pickings in either direction you or I are headed tonight.”

We both look in the direction of the singles we haven’t met, and I have to agree that it looks dismal.

I turn back towards Christian and say, “What were you thinking?”

I am already feeling a little light-headed with excitement and I haven’t even had a drink. That’s a good sign—and Rebecca keeps telling me how I need to loosen up and take chances.

“I propose we get the hell out of here.” He eyes the door to the parking lot and our freedom.

“Really? Just get up and run out the door?”

I thought he was going to say let’s go outside of their rules and exchange information now, or plan to meet later in the week. Something spontaneous and romantic. But I guess running out of speed dating hand-in-hand with a handsome stranger is pretty romantic—it feels like a movie scene.

I steal one more quick glance down the row to my left at the men coming up next, and I catch the eye of the guy from the parking lot. I’m not looking forward to him telling me about a church sponsored lotion snorting rehab he can recommend, so I look Christian dead in the eye and say, “Okay, but you lead.”

Before anyone even looks up from their own captivating partners, Christian has grabbed my hand and we are in the parking lot, laughing our asses off. I also notice he has a nice one.

“That was sensational. I can’t believe you agreed.”

His smile is huge and I am overjoyed just seeing someone happy because of something I did. I haven’t had much of that lately.

I wipe my eyes in case my happy tears have smudged my makeup, and say, “I am trying to work on my sense of adventure.”

We are still standing in the parking lot, and I’m kind of surprised that none of the church ladies have followed us out here to admonish us for breaking the rules. However, it’s more likely that a round of applause and prayers of thanksgiving have erupted due to the departure of the two heathens.

Really, I do consider myself to be a believer…I’m not sure exactly what I believe, but I’ve never been made to feel like a terrible person before at any church function. Those people are complete whackjobs.

Christian runs his fingers through his thick hair and points to his car. “I’m over there. Do you want to follow me and get a drink first?”

I look in the general direction of his vehicle, and think a moment before saying, “First?”

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Author Carol Maloney Scott

Author Carol Maloney Scott

About the Author
Carol Maloney Scott, author of the Rom-Com on the Edge series, is a frazzled new bride and wiener dog fanatic. She is a lover of donuts, and a hater of mornings. Recently unearthing a childhood passion for writing, she can once again be seen carrying around a notebook and staring into space. Her stories are witty, fresh and real, just like life.

Join her on “The Edge” for giveaways, cover reveals, excerpts, contests and members-only content at carolmaloneyscott.com/

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Where to Find Carol Maloney Scott
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Amazon
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Cover Reveal – Love and Cupcakes (Cupcakes Series) by Bethany Lopez

Love and Cupcakes Cover Reveal

Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez is unveiling the cover to Love & Cupcakes, a companion cookbook to her adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Cupcakes, releasing December 5, 2016. See below for the cover, information on the book and series, and pre-order links.

Love and Cupcakes (Cupcakes Cookbook) by Bethany Lopez

Love and Cupcakes (Cupcakes Cookbook) by Bethany Lopez

About the Book
Title: Love & Cupcakes
Series: A Cupcakes Series Companion
Author: Bethany Lopez
Release Date: December 5, 2016
Genre: Cookbook
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Smashwords

Synopsis
Bethany Lopez is at it again, and this time, it’s all about Cupcakes!

This follow up to Love & Recipes is a Companion Cookbook to her Cupcake Series. It features Cupcake recipes from the pages of Always Room for Cupcakes, Cupcake Overload, and the upcoming third book in the series. If you love cupcakes, this is the book for you!

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Love and Cupcakes (Cupcakes #3) by Bethany Lopez (Full Cover)

Love and Cupcakes (Cupcakes #3) by Bethany Lopez (Full Cover)

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Always Room for Cupcakes by Bethany Lopez

Always Room for Cupcakes by Bethany Lopez

About Book 1
Title: Always Room for Cupcakes
Series: Cupcakes #1
Author: Bethany Lopez
Release Date: February 2, 2016
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | PinterestAmazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Smashwords

Synopsis
One day I was be-bopping along jamming to the music in my head while wondering if my thighs could handle grabbing a cupcake on the way home. The next thing I knew, my entire world crashed and burned.

I used to wake up at night in a sweat, crying because I’d dreamt that my husband was cheating on me, or that he hated me, and resented my kids. He’d always hold me close and tell me it was all just a dream, that he loved me and our family and that he’d never let me go.

He was a f*cking liar.

Now I spend my days taking photos of scum just like him, trying to be a champion for other’s being taken advantage of by the losers in our town, and my nights being a single mom to my beautiful twins.

I’ve got great friends who have my back, and a sexy, mysterious motorcycle man who keeps showing up when I need him. Maybe things are starting to look up, and one thing’s for sure…

There’s always room for cupcakes.

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Cupcake Overload (Cupcakes #2) by Bethany Lopez

Cupcake Overload (Cupcakes #2) by Bethany Lopez

About Book 2
Title: Cupcake Overload
Series: Cupcakes #2
Author: Bethany Lopez
Release Date: August 22, 2016
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Smashwords

Synopsis
One night I was out with my girls enjoying a much needed ladies night while wondering if one more dirty martini would push me over the edge. The next thing I knew, I was in the club’s bathroom listening to a woman screaming, “No,” and a man’s voice growling, “I know you want it.”

That asshole picked the wrong restroom, in the wrong club, at the wrong time.

Little did I know the asshole was Cade’s VP, and although we saved that woman from his clutches that night, she’d be found floating in a motel pool a month later.

Running a PI firm is a lot harder than taking pictures for one, especially when your professional life spills over into your personal one. I’m going through cupcakes like our new puppy goes through piddle pads, and if I’m not careful there’s bound to be a Cupcake Overload.

Coming in Aug 2016!

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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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.

Where to Find Bethany Lopez
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – When We Become One (The Richmond Series) by Rae Daniel

When We Become One Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for When We Become One, the third book in the romantic comedy series, Richmond, by Rae Daniel. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

When We Become One (The Richmond Series #3) by Rae Daniel

When We Become One (The Richmond Series #3) by Rae Daniel

Title: When I Make You Mine
Series: The Richmond Series #1
Author:
 Rae Daniel
Release Date: January 16, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Reeling from a recent break-up, Anne is surprised when she meets Jim, her handsome ER doctor. She’s been burned one too many times before, with the most recent relationship fail happening not even an hour before they meet! Catching her on-again-off-again now definitely-off-again boyfriend with her roommate, in her own living room, was definitely not how she planned on spending her Saturday.

She definitely didn’t plan on spending it in the ER either!

It’s not been Anne’s best day, to say the least!

Jim’s been looking for ‘The One’ for what seems like forever. His work hours limit his dating life and any women who come into the ER are either drunk out of their minds or are on enough drugs to make rock stars jealous. Getting involved with a patient is the last thing that he wants or needs.

Until Anne.

Will Jim and Anne get their happy ever after or does Ben, her best guy friend, have intentions of his own?

Sometimes, you have to close your eyes and listen to your heart in order to see the future.

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When We Become One Teaser 1

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Excerpt #1
“Another gin and tonic.”

Stopping abruptly on my way back to the kitchens, I glare down at the clammy, sweaty hand gripping my forearm.

“Excuse me?”

Taken aback, I look to where a rather rotund man is sitting. I can hear his laboured breathing as I start to feel the sweat from his hand seeping into my arm, which he is now holding rather tightly. My eyes must be wide with shock because he loosens his grip after a few short seconds. This is not the sort of establishment where you can reach out and grab someone. Come to think of it, I don’t know a place on this Earth where that’s actually allowed. Even strip clubs have standards limiting such contact.

Staring down at my white button-down shirt, I make sure the world hasn’t gone topsy-turvy and I’ve started working in a strip club.

Tits hanging out with tassels on the nips?

Nope.

Moving on.

Looking back to Mr. Grips-A-Lot, I see his gaze focus on me intently. “You do work here, don’t you?”

Forcing myself to get over his extremely rude behaviour, I stammer a yes.

Without a sideways look at me, he says, “Good, then make it a double.” He shoves his glass in my hand.

Calm blue ocean. Calm blue ocean.

Mr. Grips-A-Lot is a grade A asshole. Trying to calm my nerves before I say something I will regret, I hear the deepest, sexiest sound come from the other side of the table.

“Devlin, leave the lovely lady alone. You can’t treat people like that.”

After a few tense seconds, the ogre lets go of my arm and mumbles an apology. With thinly veiled disgust, I curl my upper lip as I reluctantly accept his apology and turn to thank the man who finally set his friend straight.

Oh mah gawd. Ohh eemmm geee. Holy fucking shit.

“Please forgive Devlin’s behaviour. Apart from being a genius at contract law, he’s not much for social graces.”

“Yeah well, in the imortal words of Einstein, ‘the difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.’ I’d say he’s firmly hit his limit for tonight, in more ways than one.”

With that, I escape back toward my section, nearly faltering when I hear the sexiest laugh known to man. It’s deep and rumbly, if that’s even a word, and gives me tingles from my head to my toes. There is no doubt the laughter belongs to Mr. Dark-brown-eyes. Feeling his gaze burning a hole into my back, I risk a glance over my shoulder, confirming my suspicions. He’s staring right at me, his smirk is now a full on cocky smile, and the last thing I see before I turn the corner into my section is his flirtatious wink.

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Author Rae Daniel

Author Rae Daniel

About the Author
Thanks for visiting my site! I’m the one who would rather be reading or writing than doing basically anything else like sleeping, eating, drinking…well, I can drink at the same time actually. I’m a multi-tasker. Boxed wine actually…because I’m a classy b!tc4 like that. The only things that tear me away from writing and reading are my kids, the hubby, and my day job, but I have to say that about work so I don’t get fired. They don’t know that I read or write while I wait in between meetings, during meetings, on lunch breaks, in the restroom (Okay no, not then, that’s just gross). Basically anywhere I can.

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Where to find Rae Daniels
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – My Junior Year of Loathing (School Dayz) by Jennifer DiGiovanni

My Junior Year of Loathing Book Blitz

Welcome to the release day book blitz for My Junior Year of Loathing, the second book in her young adult contemporary romance series, School Dayz, by Jennifer DiGiovanni. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. You can read my five-star review of book 1, My Senior Year of Awesome, here.

My Junior Year of Loathing (School Dayz #2) by Jennifer DiGiovanni

My Junior Year of Loathing (School Dayz #2) by Jennifer DiGiovanni

About the Book
Title: My Junior Year of Loathing
Series: School Dayz #2
Author: Jennifer DiGiovanni
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Release Date: October 25, 2016
Genre:
Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Junior year is supposed to be tough. Exams, term papers, homework, college tours, and participation in extra-curricular activities can all add up to non-stop stress. But Melinda Banner has goals to achieve and dreams to make real. This year, she’ll be unstoppable. But even over achievers need a break.

While walking in the woods to take a break from the stress of it all, Melinda meets a boy named Connor. After a few more run-ins, the two settle into an uneasy friendship, if you can even call it that.

But Connor’s closed and mysterious. Whenever Melinda asks too many questions, he suddenly has to go or is no longer interested in talking. When they’re together, she’s torn between wanting him to open up and running away as fast as she can. Still she can’t seem to shake her budding interest in him.

Connor has his own way of looking at the world, and his views often conflict with Melinda’s practical nature. Can you like someone and loathe them at the same time? Is he even worth the emotional tug on her heartstrings or distraction from all things Junior year?

And, as if she needs another project right now, Melinda starts to obsess over the abandoned estate she passes on the way to school each day. Between Connor and the old estate, Melinda’s beginning to think she’s taking on too much.

But Melinda’s smart. She finds a way to indulge her interest in the estate and fulfill her obligations. She will uncover the truth behind the aging edifice for an epic article in the school newspaper.

But when her investigation reveals a connection between Connor and a tragedy long-since forgotten, Melinda has a choice: put off her junior year achievements to save a local landmark and a boy who constantly pushes her away or put them both out of her mind for good and focus on making the grade.

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Excerpt #2
Late-summer humidity beads on my skin as last remnants of daylight dissipate, giving way to a bright silver moon. I drink in the scent of wildflowers along with the hum of voices mixing with a choir of cicadas in the woods behind me. When I turn to continue on, I sense a swift movement in the overgrown brush to my left. A branch snaps.

“Who’s there?” My heart ricochets around my chest. I tense my legs, prepped to run at the first sign of danger while my eyes dart along the bottom of the thicket, hoping to find a small animal. Very small. Preferably not a skunk, though.

Another snap, followed by footsteps.

“Just me,” says a male voice. Someone about my size steps out from behind a wide oak tree, hands raised. I give him the once-over, covertly searching for weapons. Dark hair, faded jeans, ratty gray T-shirt, and lace-up combat-style boots. He takes a step forward. We exchange suspicious glances.

“Thinking about calling the cops?” he asks in a low voice.

“Why? Are you a criminal?”

With a shrug, he turns his attention toward the backyard party. “Huh. Another big bash at the Martins. They hire a ten-piece band just for cocktails.”

I scoff. “Why not hook up an iPod and some speakers?”

A smile appears on his moonlit face. “Wireless speakers don’t have enough juice for a yard that size. Plus, nothing’s better than live music when you’re schmoozing with the rich and famous. Do you come here often?” He grimaces. “Man, that sounded cheesy.”

Admittedly, this is an odd time and place for pickup lines. “Actually, I’m a first-time offender. I’m the new kid on this enormous block, which is more like a small city. My mother married Brian Welsh.”

His expression blanks. “Oh.”

“I live about four houses down.” I point in the general direction. Then I second-guess myself. Should I have given this random guy in the woods so much information? He looks about my age, but all sorts of scary. And from the smell of him, he could use a long, hot shower.

He sticks out his hand. “Welcome to the neighborhood. I’m Connor.”

“Mel.” I keep my hands at my sides.

His arm remains extended. “Nice to meet you.” Our eyes meet and hold. Against my better judgement, I offer my hand, allowing his warm fingers to wrap around mine. A crash of drums, followed by laughter, directs our attention back to the party.

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My Senior Year of Awesome by Jennifer DiGiovanni

My Senior Year of Awesome by Jennifer DiGiovanni

About Book 1
Title: My Senior Year of Awesome
Series: School Dayz #1
Author: Jennifer DiGiovanni
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Release Date: March 1, 2016
Genre:
Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | My Review

Synopsis
A girl desperately tries to avoid the boy she was voted most likely to marry by her senior classmates. To prove senior superlative votes are meaningless, she and her best friend create their own list of awesome high school achievements to be completed by graduation.

It’s the final semester of senior year, and everyone at Harmony High can’t wait to find out the results of the Senior Superlative votes! But the balloon bursts in Sadie’s face when she discovers she’s been voted “Most Likely to Get Married” to Andy – a boy she’s never dated or ever thought of as a potential boyfriend. Completely and utter mortification sets in.

To prove high school means something more than a Senior Superlative award, Sadie and her best friend Jana decide to create their own list of awesome non-academic achievements to be completed before graduation.

Yet, the harder Sadie works to show everyone she’s not the least bit attracted to Andy, the more appealing he becomes. Typical for the girl who can’t seem to achieve anything important, even the completion of one lousy college application.

When senioritis kicks in and the school year dwindles down to mere weeks, Sadie decides to risk her good girl reputation to prove that an Awesome Achievement means much more than any Senior Superlative vote. By the time Sadie realizes her epic screw-up, she just might have lost her chance at the prom date of her dreams.

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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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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – Stirred (L.A. Nights) by Sylvie Fox

Stirred Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for Stirred, the fourth book in the adult contemporary illustrated romance series, L.A. Nights, by Sylvie Fox. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on their giveaway.

Stirred (L.A. Nights #4) by Sylvie Fox

Stirred (L.A. Nights #4) by Sylvie Fox

About the Book
Title: Stirred
Series: L.A. Nights #4
Author: Sylvie Fox
Publisher: Penner PUblishing
Release Date: October 18, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Illustrated Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
Warning: One kiss can lead to another…

Quirky cartoonist, Zoe Andreis puts her life on hold, flying back to the States to care for her ailing father. Spending her post-college years gallivanting all over Europe while capturing her adventures in comic form, Zoe grapples with the notion of being shackled to one city.

When she encounters Max Kiss, Zoe’s true adventures begin. Although Max would love to branch out and take carefree and crazy chances of his own, he too is tied to LA, tending to his aging father. Stirred by Zoe’s zest for life, Max longs for a future full of love and spontaneity.

While they struggle to find balance between caring for their parents and living a life of their own, Zoe and Max form a strong and sensual bond. When tough challenges surface, Zoe and Max search for a way to have the life they want without feeling the burden of guilt. Can they find of balance of duty and excitement while building a future together?.

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The car display lit up. Ringing filled his car. He glanced from the bumper-to-bumper traffic to the caller I.D., Miklós Kiss.

Édes apa.

His father.

“Where are you, Max?” His dad’s tone was belligerent. One deep breath. Two. Three. Then he spoke.

“I’m in my car on my way to work.”

“I can’t get the stove to work. I want toast for breakfast!”

“Dad. Turn off the oven.”

“What?”

“Make sure all the knobs line up. The word ‘off’ should be at the top of all five knobs.”

“Hold on.”

Max held on. He was out of sick days. Out of personal days. Family leave required planning. There was no way he could rush up to Santa Clarita to check on the gas stove at his father’s house. He was going to have to manage this from his car. And hope his father didn’t blow himself and the entire neighborhood to kingdom come.

“Dad? Apa!”

Clattering of plastic receiver against the wall. His dad was using the hardwired phone his parents had installed nearly forty years ago.

“It’s off. I double checked. How do I get toast? You haven’t answered that one.”

“Use the toaster I bought you two months ago,” he said before he could filter the exasperation from his voice.

“Toaster?”

“Look on the left side of the kitchen,” he said, swerving around some guy who looked like he was reading a magazine. Angelenos had taken multi-tasking to a whole new level. “Next to the drain board.”

“God damn it. Why didn’t you tell me about this before?”

Max resisted the urge to yell back. Of course he’d told his father about the toaster. He’d stood with Miklós in the kitchen reviewing the instructions. He’d watched his father make and eat that first batch of toast.

“You know now, Dad. Get the bread from the fridge. There’s butter on the counter.”

“Where’s the kenyérszalonna?”

The Hungarian bacon without a hint of bacon in it was hard to get in California’s health-obsessed markets. “That’s not an American food, Apa. I’ll look a little harder. But for now there’s butter, okay?”

“Fine. I’m hungry enough to eat this,” Miklós said before the phone clattered in the bracket.

Looking at the watch helped calm Max. He wouldn’t let his dad or the morning’s traffic snarl make a dent in his mood today because the 1960 Rolex Oyster Date was keeping time like a champ.

With no further calls from his father, he knew he’d dodged a bullet today. He could kick the can of part-time or round-the-clock care down the road a little bit further.

Maybe the watch had brought him a little bit of good luck. He’d made it in early for his shift, no problem.

“You want to switch routes?” Carl Fonseca asked when he got to MTA’s depot in Sun Valley.

Carl had one of the most coveted routes, not because it was the prettiest or safest, but because the layover at the corner of Van Nuys and Moorpark was right next to an In-n-Out Burger. It was what Carl had gotten with a ton of seniority and serious maneuvering.

“I’m good,” Max said, trying not to think about the fresh made-to-order burger he’d be missing. Instead he was focused on the extreme unlikelihood he’d see Zoe again. The sliver of a chance had him banking on the forgettable lunch options of his regular route. He’d trade the burger for the chance of a little bit of sunshine Zoe could bring to his day. He’d been caring for his parents for so long that he’d forgotten what it was like to have a little bit of a crush on someone. To be a bit eager for a glimpse of an attractive woman. “I like the chicken wraps from the place on Sunset fine,” he said in response to Carl’s perplexed look.

“Just wanted to say thanks for covering for me when my wife was sick.”

“Make me the offer again in a couple of weeks,” Max said, sure he’d be more appreciative when Zoe faded from his memory. Or when he needed to switch for an appointment with the gerontologist he’d found for his dad.

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Author Sylvie Fox

Author Sylvie Fox

About the Author
Sylvie Fox is the author of smart women’s fiction. Her compelling stories are boldly told, designed to keep readers turning the pages. Whether you’re reading romantic women’s fiction or legal thrillers, written as Aime Austin, she wants you to enjoy the heroine’s journey.

She splits her time between Los Angeles and Budapest, where she enjoys yoga, knitting, farm-to-table cooking, and life with her husband and son. When she’s not writing, her nose is stuck in a book.

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Where to find Sylvie Fox
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