Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – ON THE ROPES (Windy City Nights) by Dania Voss

ON THE ROPES Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for ON THE ROPES, the first book in the adult contemporary sports romance series, by Dania Voss. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

ON THE ROPES (Windy City Nights #1) by Dania Voss

ON THE ROPES (Windy City Nights #1) by Dania Voss

About the Book
Title: ON THE ROPES
Series: Windy City Nights #1
Author: Dania Voss
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Release Date: March 26, 2018
Genre: Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

Synopsis
Ten years ago he let her get away. Does he have what it takes to make her his for good?

By all accounts Luke “Strike ‘em Out” Stryker lives a charmed life. He’s won 4 World Series Championship rings and is the Chicago Cobras star pitcher. He’s gorgeous, wealthy and is dating one of Hollywood’s biggest A-list actresses.

But things aren’t always as they appear.

Abbey Jayne has been nursing a broken heart since Luke Stryker betrayed her ten years ago. She’s spent the last ten years focused on her career and education, trying to get over him.

Forced to see him again at her sister’s wedding, Abbey vows to not let Luke ruin her weekend.

An accident days before the wedding has Luke re-evaluating the harsh realities of his life and future. A future that must include his one true love Abbey.

A terrible misunderstanding drove them apart ten years ago, but Luke is determined to win Abbey back by the end of the wedding weekend. He’ll do whatever it takes to convince her they belong together. Failure is not an option.

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ON THE ROPES Teaser 1

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Excerpt #2
Abbey deleted the voicemail and the fourteen unread text messages from Tom Murphy. She felt relieved and happily turned off her phone. She needed to get back to her reboot weekend. “I need another drink.” Yes, that would make her feel better.

Luke took her phone and put it back in her purse. “When was the last time you ate?”

Abbey had to think. “I guess it was earlier at the Fairchild Hotel before the ceremony. We had some pastries and Mimosas.” Her stomach growled. It had been hours since she’d eaten.

“How about this? You still have some champagne in your glass. Why not finish that and have some dinner before getting another drink? I know they’re making them pretty strong tonight. What do you think?” Luke looked deep into her eyes, like he could see into her soul.

Her soul that had belonged to him since the day they met so many years ago.

“Then you can get back to your reboot weekend. I’m having one myself in a way. Maybe we could reboot together?” When Luke smiled at her the way he did, she couldn’t resist. Secrets. Jake said Luke has secrets.

“Secrets,” Abbey whispered.

Luke frowned, taking a moment before responding. “I know Jake said that. But it’s not what you think. You know I barely have any privacy anymore. For me, some things have to be announced. The damn press, you know? That’s why I hired an extensive security detail for today.”

In her head, Abbey understood. The last thing any of them wanted was for Jake and Cassie’s wedding day to become a spectacle because of Luke’s celebrity. So far that hadn’t happened, other than Luke’s little display in front of Mrs. Antonetti and Carlo.

She supposed it didn’t matter. By the end of the weekend, Luke would be off to the next city for another game or whatever else he had scheduled. Abbey would go back to her life too.

Maybe they could reboot their weekend together. It would be so easy to fall back into old habits with Luke. Just for a couple of days. A couple of fun, sex-filled days with Luke might be just what she needed to get out of her head and relax.

“Yes, I know, Luke. Maybe we can reboot our weekends together. It might not be such a bad idea.” Abbey held her breath, wondering what he would say.

His mouth fell open. “Really? I think that’s a great idea. But before we reboot, I want to have a chance to explain that night, Abbey.”

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Author Dania Voss

Author Dania Voss

About the Author
Born in Rome, Italy and settled in the Chicagoland area, Dania Voss became a romance junkie in her teens. After decades of voracious reading and dreaming of one day writing her own romance novel, Dania decided to stop dreaming and take a chance on herself. In November of 2017 she participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time, completing the challenge with over 75,000 written words. Those words became her first erotic romance novel On the Ropes, the prequel in her Windy City Nights series.

When she’s not dreaming up adventures for future stories, Dania and her husband can be found getting into all kinds of mischief in and around Chicago.

 

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Where to Find Dania Voss
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – FIERCE (Whatever It Takes) L.G. Kelso

FIERCE Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for FIERCE, the first book in the adult contemporary MMA sports romance series, Whatever It Takes, by L.G. Kelso. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

FIERCE (Whatever It Takes #1) L.G. Kelso

FIERCE (Whatever It Takes #1) L.G. Kelso

About the Book
Title: FIERCE
Series: Whatever It Takes #1
Author: L.G. Kelso
Genre: Adult Contemporary MMA Sports Romance
Release Date: August 11, 2014
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

Synopsis
Three years ago, Tori beat the wrong man. Her MMA training partner, nursing a bruised ego, snapped—shattering her trust and confidence.

Now, she’s putting herself through college, avoiding all things fight related, and keeping her fists to herself. That is, until her uncle’s failing health draws her back to his gym and her old pounding grounds. With her demons still haunting the cage, she’s determined to keep up the wall she’s so carefully constructed between the past and present.

Until pro-fighter Max Estrada saunters into her life.

The temptation to go glove-to-glove with the sexy Columbian is too much, drawing her back into the world of MMA—a world where her ex-partner reigns as current Middleweight Champion. The secret they share is a liability to his career, and he’ll do anything to keep her quiet. If she wants her old life back, and a future with the fighter she’s fallen for, she’ll have to do more than just survive. With her life on the ropes, she’ll have to face her past and fight like she’s never fought before.

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Excerpt #3
I cleared his knee to the outside, and found my stance as usual. I did something stupid, and looked beyond the triangle of his chin and at all of him. Shiny skin under the lights, damp hair. Chest expanding and recoiling faster than usual, even for our sparring. We had only done one round.

I went from wanting to punch him to wanting to kiss him in a matter of a second. Another kind of heat spread under my skin as my stomach started to flutter.

Max’s hands had lowered so I could see his face. He was breathing fast, too fast. A cloudy film covered his dark eyes. His stare left almost tangible marks on my skin. First my face, then my arms, my stomach, my legs.

That only made my nerves sizzle more.

I took the opportunity to rush him.

And I caught Max, the Lobo, off guard. I landed more punches on him than I cared to count before he managed to slip and block me. Our bodies pushed against each other again, my left arm blocking my face and pressed against the warm skin of his arm. He moved to the side, stance wide, but in the midst of his slipping my hook, his chest somehow touched my bare stomach.

I gasped.

He startled.

We stood there, looking at each other, our stances matched and so close that the inside of my left hip touched the inside of his.

He dropped his front knee to the ground between my legs. His ear pressed against the inside of my hip bone, and his hands settled behind my knees. His fingers against my leg made my mind go blank. He was going to take me down, and I was going to let him.

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Author L.G. Kelso

Author L.G. Kelso

About the Author
L.G. Kelso writes authentic sports fiction about characters falling in love with combat sports and also each other. She’s a fan of anything that bashes gender stereotypes, and she can be found in her MMA gym when not writing.

Visit her website at http://www.lgkelso.com for more information about her and upcoming projects, including another book in the Whatever It Takes universe.

 

 

 

Where to Find L.G. Kelso
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – ABANDONED LOVE (Love Sick) by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle

ABANDONED LOVE Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for ABANDONED LOVE, the second book in the adult BWWM contemporary sports romance series, Love Sick, by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

ABANDONED LOVE (Love Sick #2) by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle

ABANDONED LOVE (Love Sick #2) by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: ABANDONED LOVE
Series: Love Sick #2
Author: Sydney Aaliyah Michelle
Genre: Adult BWWM Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: March 26, 2018
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
Another sexy tangled BWWM sports romance by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle!

He has a dream, and she has a plan, but will they abandoned them both for love?

Cody Travis has proved the doubters wrong all his life. He’s used to getting what he wants. And what he wants more than anything is an NFL contract. His sexy new trainer disrupts his focus. While building up his body, she distracting his mind, but he can’t afford to drop the ball when he’s so close to his dream.

Briann Hobbs has a bit of a bad reputation around town. There’s more truth to the rumors than she cares to admit. However, the young personal trainer refuses to compromise on what she wants for her future. Until the hot NFL prospect swaggers into her life and intercepts her heart.

Will they abandon their dreams for love? Or can Cody’s lifelong goal fit into Briann’s life plan and give them the happily ever after they both desire?

If you like a sexy country boy with manners, a hero who helps his heroine save herself, and a story you can’t ABANDON until the HEA, you’ll love Sydney Aaliyah Michelle’s latest BWWM romance.

Pick up Abandoned Love and follow Cody and Briann’s as they pursue their dreams and each other today!

Abandoned Love contains explicit scenes of a sexual nature and is not suitable for readers under 18 years of age.

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Excerpt #2
I sat in the same spot, stunned, shocked.

Guilty as fuck.

I should of said something. Instead I sat there like a pussy. I should have gone after her and made sure she was okay. I froze after seeing the devastation in her normally bright brown eyes.

Twenty minutes later, I hadn’t moved.

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Author Sydney Aaliyah Michelle

Author Sydney Aaliyah Michelle

About the Author
Sydney Aaliyah Michelle is a Contemporary Romance writer, a voracious reader, tattoo lover, and movie fanatic who hails from Texas.

After surviving 5 1/2 years living in China, she had the courage to finally pursue her passion and become a writer.

She identifies the sci-fiction flick “The Matrix” as the best representation of her life in the past. She is now blessed to be awake and doing what she loves. She can recite the entire script from the 80’s teen comedy/drama “The Breakfast Club”and loves any and everything associated with the Avengers Movie, especially Tony Stark.

When it come to books, Sydney reads different genres, but some of her favorite writers are Stephen King, J.A. Huss, M. Never, Dan Brown, Annika Martin,CD Reiss, & Emily Bronte. The Games Duet, The Great Gatsby, & Wuthering Heights are her favorite books.

Where to Find Sydney Aaliyah Michell
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Blog Tours – Excerpt + Giveaway – EVERYTHING I LOVE (Everything) by A.K. Evans

EVERYTHING I LOVE Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for EVERYTHING I LOVE, the fourth book in the adult contemporary sports romance series, Everything, by A.K. Evans. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

EVERYTHING I LOVE ( Everything #4) by A.K. Evans

EVERYTHING I LOVE ( Everything #4) by A.K. Evans

About the Book
Title: EVERYTHING I LOVE
Series:  Everything #4
Author: A.K. Evans
Release Date: March 27, 2018
Genre:
Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
Nikki Drake was just nine years old when she experienced her first heartbreak. Sixteen years and many betrayals later, she’s learned that life is what you make of it. Needing to leave the poison behind, Nikki joins her best friends and moves from the warm, sunny beaches of California to the cold, snowy mountains of Wyoming. She’s a loving and faithful friend who’s built a successful career despite the disappointments shes’ experienced. While her past hasn’t stopped her from working hard and becoming a genuine and confident woman, it has affected one small part of her. Nikki refuses to give her heart to anyone ever again.

Luke Townsend is a man most women dream about. Underneath his tall, handsome exterior he’s charming, compassionate, sensitive and loyal. A dedicated snowboarder, Luke knows what it means to work hard for what he wants. And what Luke wants is Nikki.

When Luke tells Nikki he’s fallen in love with her, she’s devastated to think she’s going to hurt him the same way others have hurt her. Having resolved to live a life without romantic love, Nikki rejects Luke. Luke can sense that she needs some time so he walks away, vowing to find a way to her heart.

Three months after she pushed him away, Nikki decides to take a chance on Luke. He is patient and understanding while she struggles to allow herself to be vulnerable with him and to find the courage to trust he won’t hurt her. But when Nikki finally hands her heart of to him, Luke shatters her world with the truth.

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Excerpt #2
I was pulling into the garage at my house. Nikki’s car was still there. It was crazy. Seeing her car there, knowing she would be inside when I walked through the door, made me feel like a teenage boy all over again.

I parked my truck, grabbed my gear, and walked into the house. Once inside, I smelled something awful and poked my head around the wall to make sure nothing was on fire. I saw Nikki sitting at the island with her head down on the countertop.

Something was wrong.

I set my gear down just inside the door and asked, “Nikki, what’s wrong?”

She lifted her head to look at me and all I saw was frustration in her face.

“I suck,” she blurted.

“I’m sorry. What?”

She shook her head and explained, “I should have gone to work today. I’m not domesticated. I thought since I was here and had gotten everything ready that we’re taking with us to the party tonight, I’d try my hand at making you lunch for when you got back. I suck. I’m the worst cook on the face of the planet.”

“Is that what that smell is?” I asked.

Her face changed from frustrated to sad. “I really tried. I have no idea what I’m doing.”

I walked over to her, turned her body on the stool to face mine, and wrapped her up in a hug. Her hands went to my hips as her forehead dropped to the middle of my chest.

“It’s ok, babe.”

“But, Luke, I made your house smell and I don’t have a single thing made that’s edible. Now’s your chance to get out of this. Don’t try your hardest to make me fall in love with you and then leave me because you suddenly realize that I’ll never be able to prepare you the kind of meal you deserve to have after a long day of training.”

“Look at me,” I demanded.

With her hands still on my hips, she lifted her head and looked up at me.

“I fell in love with you knowing you can’t cook for shit. I don’t care that you can’t either; I’m not leaving you. If you fall in love with me, I won’t care if we have to eat toast for the rest of our lives.”

“Just saying…I’d probably burn the toast.”

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EVERYTHING I LOVE Teaser 1

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Get caught up on the series:

Book 1: EVERYTHING I NEED
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Book 2: EVERYTHING I HAVE
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Book 3: EVERYTHING I WANT
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Author A.K. Evans

Author A.K. Evans

About the Author
A.K. Evans is a married mother of two boys residing in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania. After graduating from Lafayette College in 2004 with two degrees (one in English and one in Economics & Business), she pursued a career in the insurance and financial services industry. Not long after, Evans realized the career was not for her. She went on to manage her husband’s performance automotive business and drive the shop race cars for the next thirteen years. While the business afforded her freedoms she wouldn’t necessarily have had in a typical 9-5 job, after eleven years she was no longer receiving personal fulfillment from her chosen career path. Following many discussions, lots of thought, and tons of encouragement, Andrea decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer.

Between her day job, writing, and homeschooling her two boys, Evans is left with very little free time. When she finds scraps of spare time, she enjoys reading, doing yoga, watching NY Rangers hockey, dancing, and vacationing with her family. Andrea, her husband, and her children are currently working on taking road trips to visit all 50 states (though, Alaska and Hawaii might require flights).

 

Where to Find A.K. Evans
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Release Day + Giveaway – EVERYTHING I LOVE (Everything) by A.K. Evans

EVERYTHING I LOVE Release Day

Today is release day for EVERYTHING I LOVE, the fourth book in the adult contemporary sports romance series, Everything, by A.K. Evans. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

EVERYTHING I LOVE ( Everything #4) by A.K. Evans

EVERYTHING I LOVE ( Everything #4) by A.K. Evans

About the Book
Title: EVERYTHING I LOVE
Series:  Everything #4
Author: A.K. Evans
Release Date: March 27, 2018
Genre:
Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
Nikki Drake was just nine years old when she experienced her first heartbreak. Sixteen years and many betrayals later, she’s learned that life is what you make of it. Needing to leave the poison behind, Nikki joins her best friends and moves from the warm, sunny beaches of California to the cold, snowy mountains of Wyoming. She’s a loving and faithful friend who’s built a successful career despite the disappointments shes’ experienced. While her past hasn’t stopped her from working hard and becoming a genuine and confident woman, it has affected one small part of her. Nikki refuses to give her heart to anyone ever again.

Luke Townsend is a man most women dream about. Underneath his tall, handsome exterior he’s charming, compassionate, sensitive and loyal. A dedicated snowboarder, Luke knows what it means to work hard for what he wants. And what Luke wants is Nikki.

When Luke tells Nikki he’s fallen in love with her, she’s devastated to think she’s going to hurt him the same way others have hurt her. Having resolved to live a life without romantic love, Nikki rejects Luke. Luke can sense that she needs some time so he walks away, vowing to find a way to her heart.

Three months after she pushed him away, Nikki decides to take a chance on Luke. He is patient and understanding while she struggles to allow herself to be vulnerable with him and to find the courage to trust he won’t hurt her. But when Nikki finally hands her heart of to him, Luke shatters her world with the truth.

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Excerpt
“Luke,” I began to protest.

“Please give me this, Nikki.” His pleading voice was strained.  “Let me take care of you tonight.”

I’d never heard such raw emotion in his voice.  I couldn’t say no, so I stretched my body out on the couch and rested my head in his lap.  His hand immediately went to my hair while his other arm draped over my body just below my breasts.

My eyes found his as his hand stroked through the hair on my head.  It was nice. Within minutes, I felt my eyelids grow heavy. I tried to fight to stay awake, but I couldn’t.  I was too exhausted. In fact, I was so tired that I was sure I started dreaming. Luke was in my dream, cradling my head in his lap and stroking my hair.  

He was doing that, providing me with comfort I hadn’t had since before my dad left, when I heard him say with such determination it felt like a promise, “I’m going to put you back together, baby girl.”

Even though it was odd, and likely because I was dreaming, I accepted his promise and whispered, “It won’t be easy.”

“You’ll be worth it.”

The next morning, I woke up alone, tucked in my bed.  I realized that Luke must have brought me to my bedroom last night, where it seemed he took the liberty to make me comfortable.  He removed my shoes, jeans, shirt, and bra, but left me in a camisole and panties.

For a brief moment, I allowed myself to recall the dream I had.  In bringing that to the forefront of my mind, I realized just how much I wished it were true.  I wished someone would have the determination to put me back together knowing it wouldn’t be easy, but still believing I’d be worth it.

I wished that someone was Luke.  

More than that, I wished I had the courage to let him.   

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EVERYTHING I LOVE Teaser 1

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Get caught up on the series:

Book 1: EVERYTHING I NEED
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Book 2: EVERYTHING I HAVE
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Book 3: EVERYTHING I WANT
Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

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Author A.K. Evans

Author A.K. Evans

About the Author
A.K. Evans is a married mother of two boys residing in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania. After graduating from Lafayette College in 2004 with two degrees (one in English and one in Economics & Business), she pursued a career in the insurance and financial services industry. Not long after, Evans realized the career was not for her. She went on to manage her husband’s performance automotive business and drive the shop race cars for the next thirteen years. While the business afforded her freedoms she wouldn’t necessarily have had in a typical 9-5 job, after eleven years she was no longer receiving personal fulfillment from her chosen career path. Following many discussions, lots of thought, and tons of encouragement, Andrea decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer.

Between her day job, writing, and homeschooling her two boys, Evans is left with very little free time. When she finds scraps of spare time, she enjoys reading, doing yoga, watching NY Rangers hockey, dancing, and vacationing with her family. Andrea, her husband, and her children are currently working on taking road trips to visit all 50 states (though, Alaska and Hawaii might require flights).

 

Where to Find A.K. Evans
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – AVALANCHE (BearPaw Resort) by Cambria Hebert

AVALANCHE Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for AVALANCHE, the first book in the adult contemporary sports romance series, BearPaw Resort, by award-winning author, Cambria Hebert. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

AVALANCHE (BearPaw Resort #1) by Cambria Hebert

AVALANCHE (BearPaw Resort #1) by Cambria Hebert

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
AVALANCHE
Series: BearPaw Resort #1
Author: Cambria Hebert
Release Date: March 26, 2018
Genre: Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon FR

Synopsis
Don’t get caught in the surge.

Through a bullet hole in a wall, I watch a man bleed to death. Those responsible think their crime died with the victim, until I identify them. What’s a girl to do when she’s being hunted by murderers witness protection can’t even stop?

Run.

My only refuge is a place I vowed to never go again. When it’s do or die, an eight-year-old heartache suddenly seems trivial. Besides, he won’t be there anyway. But he is.

Turns out my old pain feels brand new the second his eyes meet mine. I can’t leave. I can’t stay. This snowy town that’s supposed to be my shelter suddenly exposes me more than before.

With no one else to lean on, Liam becomes my lifeline. Now we’re both running for our lives, trying not to get swept away.

 

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AVALANCHE Teaser 1

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Excerpt
Bellamy
Breathing was something my body forgot how to do. An automatic action that suddenly became something so very complicated.

Liam,” I said, the word low and strained. It used up the very last bit of my oxygen.

His hands flexed again, still holding on to my arms.

That was the problem. The reason my lungs were burning and my sight was blurred. He was touching me.

I wrenched away, nearly tripping. He reached to steady me again, but I made a strangled sound, and he stopped.

The second there was some precious space between us, I sucked in a ragged breath. Then another.

“You’re here,” he rasped.

“You weren’t supposed to be.”

He smiled. Oh, why did he have to do that? The dimple in his chin appeared, and my knees started to shake.

Eight years. Even after eight years, he still reduced me to putty.

“Thought about me, did you?”

Every. Single. Day.

“Of course not.” I drew myself up, wrapping my arms around my body. Oh God, I looked a mess. I was dressed like a homeless person…

Oh God, I was a homeless person.

And I’d come here.

This was a very, very bad choice.

He stepped forward, and I took a step back. Liam frowned, and my eyes raked over his face, taking in his features, noting the way he’d changed over the years.

He was bigger now. So much bigger. His hair wasn’t as long as it used to be. Eight years ago, it was so long he could pull it into a short ponytail at the base of his neck. He said he liked it that way because it drove his father crazy. Now it was shorter on the sides but still long enough to run your fingers through.

His jaw was more chiseled. Light-colored hair filled it out, defined it even more. And his eyes.

Oh, his eyes.

till the same stormy gray, the same depths I could get lost in for hours. They were wiser now. Almost more hawk-like, as if he could penetrate even my deepest of secrets with that stare.

The trembling in my knees moved to my hands. I stood there staring at him, unable to speak, looking like a homeless woman and trembling like a mouse caught out in the cold.

“Is your father with you?” he asked.

The words were like a knife right to my chest. I actually winced when he said them.

After my throat worked, I managed to reply. “Um, no. I’m alone.”

He frowned. He was starting to see something wasn’t right. He would know if I stood in front of him any longer.

There was something about Liam Mattison that managed to strip me bare.

I thought it had been because I was sixteen. But here I was at the age of twenty-four, and I knew it hadn’t been my age.

It was him.

“Ms. Lane,” the concierge spoke from somewhere behind. “I spoke to the manager, and I’m sorry, but there isn’t anything we can—”

I spun. “It’s okay!” I cut him off instantly, wishing I could have done it sooner.

“Manager?” Liam wondered from behind.

Of course he’d heard.

The man glanced behind me, his eyes widening a fraction.

“What’s this about a manager, Kenny?”

His eyes flickered to me, and I shook my head, begging him to shut up.

“Who runs this place?” Liam snapped.

I gasped. “You run BearPaw now?”

“Yes,” Liam replied with all the confidence in the world.

“What about your father?” Kenny wondered behind us.

“Why did you need a manager?” Liam asked, ignoring what he said.

“I… ah…” I began, then went for my bag I’d dropped on the floor. “I should be going.”

“Like hell,” Liam growled, grabbing my arm again. His hold was firm, but it didn’t hurt.

And damn if I stopped breathing again.

“Please don’t touch me.” I gasped.

Liam frowned but let go. “Stay,” he ordered.

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AVALANCHE Teaser 2

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Author Cambria Hebert

Author Cambria Hebert

About the Author
Cambria Hebert is an award winning, bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair.

Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house).

Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: The Hashtag Series, Text, Torch, and Tattoo.

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.

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Where to find Cambria Hebert
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St. Patrick’s Day Sale + Giveaway – RILEY O’BRIEN AND CO. Series by Jenna Sutton

Looking for the perfect read for St. Patrick’s Day? Get your hands on Jenna Sutton’s Riley O’Brien & Co series – and don’t miss grabbing the first book, ALL THE RIGHT PLACES, on sale for just $1.99! See below for all the details, and scroll all the way down to enter for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card.

ALL THE RIGHT PLACES ( Riley O'Brien & Co. #1) by Jenna Sutton

ALL THE RIGHT PLACES ( Riley O’Brien & Co. #1) by Jenna Sutton

About Book 1 – On Sale for $1.99!
Title:
ALL THE RIGHT PLACES
Series: Riley O’Brien & Co. #1
Author:
Jenna Sutton
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: June 2, 2015
Genre: Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Amelia Winger is a small-town girl with big dreams of becoming a successful designer. So when she gets a gig designing accessories for denim empire Riley O’Brien & Co., it’s a dream come true. Amelia can handle the demanding job, but she isn’t quite prepared for sexy CEO Quinn O’Brien. She’s doing her best to keep things professional, but the attraction sparking between them makes it personal. And so does the secret project she’s working on behind his back…

Quinn’s not interested in the new accessories, but he is interested in the woman designing them. Amelia is smart, sexy, and talented, and he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about her since they met. Mixing business and pleasure isn’t wise, but that doesn’t stop him from coming up with excuses to spend time with her. He thinks he understands the risk he’s taking when he gets involved with Amelia. But he doesn’t know he’s risking a lot more than his heart.

 

 

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COMING APART AT THE SEAMS ( Riley O'Brien & Co. #2) by Jenna Sutton

COMING APART AT THE SEAMS ( Riley O’Brien & Co. #2) by Jenna Sutton

About Book 2
Title:
COMING APART AT THE SEAMS
Series: Riley O’Brien & Co. #2
Author:
Jenna Sutton
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Genre: Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
From the author of All the Right Places, a sweet and sexy romance about finding the right words and the perfect fit…

Love can take some time to break in…

Teagan O’Brien, heiress to the Riley O’Brien & Co. denim empire, is anything but a spoiled rich girl. She’s worked hard to secure her place in the family business and can hold her own, in and out of the office. Only one man has ever been able to get under her skin—sexy football star Nick Priest. Years ago they crossed the line from friends to lovers, but he left her heartbroken. Since then, she’s been determined to keep him at arm’s length—no matter how tempting he looks in his jeans…

Nick has fortune, fame, and looks that make most women hot and bothered. But he doesn’t have the woman he really wants. He knows he screwed up when he walked away from Teagan, and now that he has a second chance, he’ll do whatever it takes to win her over—no matter how tongue-tied he gets..

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HANGING BY A THREAD ( Riley O'Brien & Co. #3) by Jenna Sutton

HANGING BY A THREAD ( Riley O’Brien & Co. #3) by Jenna Sutton

About Book 3
Title:
HANGING BY A THREAD
Series: Riley O’Brien & Co. #3
Author:
Jenna Sutton
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: June 7, 2016
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Third in the “sweet and sumptuous”* romance series from the author of Coming Apart at the Seams…

Thirty-year-old Bebe Banerjee is desperate to get rid of two things: her fiancé and her virginity. Escaping her arranged marriage might be impossible, but she refuses to give her firsts to an entitled jerk who lives on another continent. Instead, she devises a plan that guarantees another man will get her momentous firsts. But she never imagined that man would be Cal O’Brien, the gorgeous heir to the Riley O’Brien & Co. denim empire… 

Although Cal has always been fascinated by Bebe’s brilliant mind and beautiful eyes, he’s never pursued her. She can’t stand the sight of him, and every time they’re in the same room, they end up trading insults. Yet when he finds out about Bebe’s bold plan, he makes his move, unaware of her upcoming nuptials. He promises to make her firsts unforgettable, but he doesn’t know how hard it will be to forget her when their arrangement ends.

 

 

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FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS ( Riley O'Brien & Co. #2) by Jenna Sutton

FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS ( Riley O’Brien & Co. #2) by Jenna Sutton

About the Novella
Title:
FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS
Series: Riley O’Brien & Co.
Author:
Jenna Sutton
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: March 14, 2017
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Get to know the men and women of Riley O’Brien & Co., the nation’s oldest designer and manufacturer of blue jeans. This trio of sexy, steamy novellas will make you unraveled and wish you were unzipped…

THE PERFECT FIT

After a devastating IED attack ended Zeke May’s Army career, he found the perfect civilian job with denim empire Riley O’Brien & Co. Now he needs to find the perfect roommate. 

Fresh out of veterinary school, Margo Lange is excited to join one of the best animal clinics in San Francisco. But she can’t afford to live in the city alone. Fortunately, Zeke’s place is the perfect price for her budget. 

How long will it take for Zeke and Margo to realize they’re the perfect fit for each other?

A KICK IN THE PANTS

Jake Lilliard has always been a gambling man. Now he’s ready to take the biggest risk of all: acting on his feelings for Kyla Andrews. As a trainee in his department at Riley O’Brien & Co., she’s off limits. But the countdown until she moves on to another job has begun…

Kyla doesn’t take risks with her job or her heart, and she doesn’t want to be a cliché – the foolish woman who falls for her sexy boss. Yet, Jake is everything she wants, and it’s impossible to resist him.

Will their gamble pay off or will Jake’s past ruin any hope of a future with Kyla? 

WILL NEVER FADE

For Phoebe Werner, the management trainee program at Riley O’Brien & Co. represents a new beginning. She never expects to run into Garrett Gale again. The handsome hotelier is the only man she wants… and a reminder of what she can never have. 

Years ago, Garrett enjoyed one memorable night with Phoebe before she disappeared without a word. He tried to forget her, but fate has brought her back into his life and his bed. 

With Phoebe’s fears threatening to ruin their chance at happiness, can Garrett convince her that their feelings for each other will never fade?

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Author Jenna Sutton

Author Jenna Sutton

About the Author
Jenna Sutton is a former award-winning journalist who traded fact for fiction when she began writing novels. Surprisingly, the research she conducted for her articles provided a lot of inspiration for her books. She’s the author of the Riley O’Brien & Co. romances and the new Trinity Distillery series. Although Jenna calls Texas home, more often than not, she’s somewhere else. Her love’s job takes him all over the country, and she tags along, just like a groupie follows her favorite band.

You can find out more about Jenna and her work on her website http://www.jennasutton.com. Sign up for her newsletter at http://bit.ly/1K8MaCH to access the latest news and monthly contests.

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Where to find Jenna Sutton
Goodreads | Website | Newsletter | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Amazon | BookBub

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Release Day – SWITCH HITTER (Jock Hard) by Sara Ney

SWITCH HITTER Release Day

Today is release day for SWITCH HITTER, a novella in the new adult contemporary sports romance series, Jock Hard, by USA Today bestselling author, Sara Ney. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive teaser.

SWITCH HITTER (Jock Hard) by Sara Ney

SWITCH HITTER (Jock Hard) by Sara Ney

About the Novella
Title:
SWITCH HITTER
Series: Jock Hard
Author: Sara Ney
Release Date: March 15, 2018
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
I knew something was wrong the second she walked in the door tonight; I just couldn’t put my finger on what it was.

Same hair color.
Same legs.
Same face.

Except…I look harder.

At the small dimple beneath her lip that wasn’t there the last time we went out. And her laugh—that laugh isn’t as loud.

This isn’t the girl I’ve gone out with the past few weeks.

It’s her twin sister, and they’ve switched places on me.

Only I’m not quite ready to let them switch back.

 

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Author Sara Ney

Author Sara Ney

About the Author
Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.

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Where to find Sara Ney
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Book Blitz – Guest Post + Giveaway – WHEELER by Sara Butler Zalesky

WHEELER Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for WHEELER, a stand-alone adult contemporary sports romance/romantic suspense, by Sara Butler Zalesky. See below for information the book, buy links, a post from the author on writing (un)awkward scenes, and details on her giveaway.

WHEELER by Sara Butler Zalesky

WHEELER by Sara Butler Zalesky

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: WHEELER
Author: Sara Butler Zalesky
Release Date: July 4, 2016
Genre: Adult Contemporary Sports Romance/Romantic Suspense
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
Loren Mackenzie has overcome many obstacles in her life to be an elite professional cyclist in the Women’s World Tour in Europe. Known as the Ice Queen of the peloton, she rarely shows emotion in the heat of competition; inspiring her team with quiet strength and determination. But her cool confidence masks a dark past filled with horrors.

A change in management of Loren’s cycling team brings her face to face with a life she thought she left behind, adding to the pressures of competition. When a chance meeting with an A-list celebrity quickly develops into a whirlwind romance, the cameras of the tabloid-media focus on Loren, revealing the cracks in her facade.

The affair also exposes a menacing rival, threatening not only her chances in the World Championship but her life. When love and obsession collide, Loren stands in the center of a storm.

Can she find the courage to defeat her inner demons, or will her fear and shame consume her?

 

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Writing (Un)Awkward Sex Scenes: A How-To Guide
I’ve been hesitant to give Wheeler to friends and family or even tell my coworkers I wrote a novel. Why? Like my protagonist, Loren Mackenzie, I only let people see what I want them to see; I like to keep my cards close to the vest. I’m a Scorpio, it’s who I am.

But, in very unScorpio fashion, I can’t write or talk about sex without blushing and I stumble over my words. I’m a visual thinker, meaning I can see what I want to describe in my mind clearly, like a photograph. While I don’t have an eidetic memory (I wish!), I can envision what something looks like or how a person moves and fairly accurately describe it. That includes sex.

Jennie Nash wrote a great article for the HuffPost blog called, 7 Rules for Writing Sex Scenes. She says, ‘Sex scenes are very difficult to write because everything else is stripped away and all you’ve got to work with are the characters and the emotions. There’s nowhere to hide. But that’s also what makes them so powerful.’

I couldn’t agree more, Jennie.

Set the Stage for Doing Good Work. There is nowhere to hide, in your head or in the place that you write. I write in my dining room/playroom/office, between 9pm and 2am most nights. It’s often the only time I am completely alone, other than my cats. My spouse and child are asleep and I can sit quietly and focus, listening to my Pandora stations. Music can inspire, especially sappy love songs. I even have a Spotify playlist aptly named: Graham’s Mixtape.

Focus on Dialogue. Do other people talk during sex? Uh, well, I don’t, really. (Is it hot in here?) With Loren and Graham’s first time, I wrote in a little more nervous excitement for her. For Graham, he has a sensuality to him already, and perhaps I wrote him a little over-the-top romantic. But that’s okay; it works for the character’s type. He’s not your typical leading man. While he’s tall, he doesn’t have the big muscles of Chris Evans or Chris Pratt. Think Colin Firth+David Tennant+Tom Hiddleston+Patrick Stewart = Graham Atherton.

Which leads to Characters Stay in Character and Watch the Tone. Graham is an actor and actors emote. He has a love of Shakespeare and uses the bard’s words to woo the lovely Loren. Nobody would have guessed – least of all those closest to her (and possibly herself) – that she was such a romantic. Same with speaking French. Somehow it works for them and sets the tone for the characters throughout the story.

Consider the difference between the internal and external action. I’ll be honest, I thought about scenes I’ve seen in films or read in books (with some of my own experiences) and envisioned every single action and reaction. I thought I had created some viable scenes until one of my Alpha readers, Debbie, said: “The build-up was great, loved that, but then you only come at me with a sentence and expect to finish it off? I’d be disappointed.”

After I got up off the floor from laughing, I began anew with more blushing and ear burning as I rewrote every single sex scene in my novel. There aren’t many, mind you, but heaven forbid they do it the same way twice. I had to come up with different situations and positions. Should they have oral? OMG Do I really have to write that? HOW do I write that? (Shudder)

Which leads to Remember, they’re just words. I’m new to this writing thing, and I find it very hard to separate myself from the feels and step out of the scene. I get snappy when interrupted because I am left feeling raw and exposed. It sucks even more because I know I’m reacting that way but I can’t stop it.

My intention has always been to write complex characters and true-to-life situations as best I could. Real people laugh and cry, flirt and kiss, yell and argue, dance and sing. They put themselves through enormous amounts of stress. They love and they have sex. There’s no way to get around it.

Which brings me to Jennie’s last comment: Prepare for the inevitable confrontation. At some point, someone will ask about what I wrote. Can I talk about sex without wanting to run and hide? My cheeks will be bright pink and I might not be able to look the person in the eye ever again.

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WHEELER Teaser 2

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Author Sara Butler Zalesky

Author Sara Butler Zalesky

About the Author
Sara was born in the wee hours of a November night in New York City. When her family moved to a small borough in northwestern New Jersey, she had little choice but to move as well. Self-sufficiency is a tough thing for a toddler.

The dichotomy of being the middle child of three, but the only girl, was difficult, as typically no one really pays attention to a middle child. Mostly, Sara spent her time creating fanciful stories in her head when she should have been focused on other things, an issue that continues to this day.

Most of these stories have never been shared, let alone completed. This all changed in the spring of 2015, when Sara was encouraged by a friend to expand upon a short story she had accidentally emailed to him. The result is ‘Wheeler’, a romantic, women’s fiction/sport novel, which combines the author’s romantic inclinations and her passion for cycling.

Sara currently resides in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA, with her loving husband and their son. She is a paralegal for a boutique law firm in Chester County, Pa, an avid road cyclist and indoor cycling instructor at a national chain.

Follow the author’s blog at sarabutlerzalesky.wordpress.com or on Twitter @sarazalesky. She does a little dance every time someone ‘follows’ her on Twitter. Really..

Where to Find Sara Butler Zalesky
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Cover Reveal + Giveaway – EVERYTHING I LOVE (Everything) by A.K. Evans

EVERYTHING I LOVE Cover Reveal

Author A.K. Evans is unveiling the cover to EVERYTHING I LOVE, the fourth book in her adult contemporary sports romance series, Everything, releasing March 27, 2018. See below for the cover, information on the book and series, and preorder links.

EVERYTHING I LOVE ( Everything #4) by A.K. Evans

EVERYTHING I LOVE ( Everything #4) by A.K. Evans

About the Book
Title: EVERYTHING I LOVE
Series:  Everything #4
Author: A.K. Evans
Release Date: March 27, 2018
Genre:
Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
Nikki Drake was just nine years old when she experienced her first heartbreak. Sixteen years and many betrayals later, she’s learned that life is what you make of it. Needing to leave the poison behind, Nikki joins her best friends and moves from the warm, sunny beaches of California to the cold, snowy mountains of Wyoming. She’s a loving and faithful friend who’s built a successful career despite the disappointments shes’ experienced. While her past hasn’t stopped her from working hard and becoming a genuine and confident woman, it has affected one small part of her. Nikki refuses to give her heart to anyone ever again.

Luke Townsend is a man most women dream about. Underneath his tall, handsome exterior he’s charming, compassionate, sensitive and loyal. A dedicated snowboarder, Luke knows what it means to work hard for what he wants. And what Luke wants is Nikki.

When Luke tells Nikki he’s fallen in love with her, she’s devastated to think she’s going to hurt him the same way others have hurt her. Having resolved to live a life without romantic love, Nikki rejects Luke. Luke can sense that she needs some time so he walks away, vowing to find a way to her heart.

Three months after she pushed him away, Nikki decides to take a chance on Luke. He is patient and understanding while she struggles to allow herself to be vulnerable with him and to find the courage to trust he won’t hurt her. But when Nikki finally hands her heart of to him, Luke shatters her world with the truth.

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EVERYTHING I LOVE (Everything #4) by A.K. Evans (Full Cover)

EVERYTHING I LOVE (Everything #4) by A.K. Evans (Full Cover)

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Excerpt
“Hey, babe.”

I glanced over at him and couldn’t help but feel turned on.  Luke looked incredible in his suit.  I didn’t try to hide the fact that I checked him out and appreciated what I saw.  With a grin on my face, I responded, “Hey, hottie.”

The corner of Luke’s mouth tipped up with a grin as he closed the distance between us and stood beside me.  My eyes went back to the dance floor.

“I can’t believe Stone’s dancing,” I started.  “I wonder how Monroe managed to convince him.”

Luke let out a noise that sounded a bit like a grunt mixed with a laugh.  

“What’s that supposed to mean?” I asked.

“Monroe didn’t convince him, Nikki.”

I turned my attention back to Luke and waited for further explanation.  He gave it to me.

“He loves her,” Luke offered, nonchalantly.

This offered little clarification considering I already knew that Stone loved her.  Luke recognized this and went on. “He knows she loves to dance.  When you love someone, you don’t need anyone to convince you to do the things that you know will make them happy.”

I gave a gentle nod of my head, but said nothing otherwise.  Almost instantly, I regretted my decision to stay quiet because what Luke said next was neither something I was prepared to hear nor was it a conversation I wanted to have with him.

“Are you ever going to let someone make you happy?”

I jerked back at his unexpected question, but quickly recovered and challenged, “Who says I’m not already happy?”

“I don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know that you aren’t.”

Shit.

I needed to engage my defense mechanisms pronto.

“Yes, I am!”

He shook his head, a small smile tugging at his lips momentarily before he went serious again.

“I won’t lie,” he started.  “On the surface, you put on a good show.  Deep down, I can see how much you’re hurting.”

My body tightened.

“Excuse me?”

I was being defensive because I had nothing else.

“I saw you standing here watching your best friends out there,” he continued as pointed to the dance floor. “You’re happy for them; there’s not a doubt in my mind about that.  But it’s there, Nikki.  Behind the tough exterior that you show to the rest of the world, there’s a big part of you that wants to have exactly what they have.”

My throat was tight when I clipped, “You have no idea what you are talking about.”

“I do, though.  And I think it’s only fair right now that I let you in on a little secret, baby girl,” he shared with so much promise in his voice.  He shifted closer to me, his face within inches of mine, and assured, “I’m going to make sure you get it.”

I wanted to push him away and scream at him.  I wanted him to not share any secrets with me.  Mostly, I wanted to walk away and never look back.  

Since I was at my best friend’s wedding and I didn’t want to do anything to put a damper on her day or make a spectacle of myself, I didn’t do any of that.  Instead, I turned it around on him.  “Why would you ever set yourself up to fail?”

“There are two things you should know about me, Nikki.  First, I won’t fail.  Second, and most importantly, even if I thought there was a chance I could fail I already explained why I would do this.”

“Considering this is the first time I’m hearing this from you, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that you definitely have not explained why you would do this.”

He grinned at me.  

“I’m pretty sure I shared with you why Stone is dancing with Monroe, didn’t I?”

I dipped my chin and restated what he had a few moments ago, “Yeah, because he loves her.”

Luke didn’t say anything.  His eyes just burned into mine.  

Then, it hit me.  Like a ton of bricks settling on my shoulders, I felt the truth of what he was admitting filter into my brain and seize the breath in my lungs.

My lips parted, mostly in shock, but also in an effort to come back with some witty reply.  Unfortunately, I had nothing.  So, I snapped them closed and let myself try to process the news he had delivered.  Once again, my mouth opened, but nothing came out.

Luke stepped closer to me, wrapped an arm around my waist, and leaned in to kiss my cheek.  The touch of his lips burned my skin, but I had no chance to deal with that since those lips went to my ear, where he whispered, “You don’t have to say anything now.  I can wait.”

I hated myself for what I did next, but I wouldn’t fall into this with him.  I brought my drink up to my lips, took a sip, and after setting it back down on the bar, I insisted, “You’ll be waiting forever.”

At that, I walked away from Luke.  I didn’t turn back to look at him because I knew if I did I’d probably cry.  Luke was a good guy; I had just been a colossal bitch to him.

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Get caught up on the series:

Book 1: EVERYTHING I NEED
Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Book 2: EVERYTHING I HAVE
Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Book 3: EVERYTHING I WANT
Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

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Author A.K. Evans

Author A.K. Evans

About the Author
A.K. Evans is a married mother of two boys residing in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania. After graduating from Lafayette College in 2004 with two degrees (one in English and one in Economics & Business), she pursued a career in the insurance and financial services industry. Not long after, Evans realized the career was not for her. She went on to manage her husband’s performance automotive business and drive the shop race cars for the next thirteen years. While the business afforded her freedoms she wouldn’t necessarily have had in a typical 9-5 job, after eleven years she was no longer receiving personal fulfillment from her chosen career path. Following many discussions, lots of thought, and tons of encouragement, Andrea decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer.

Between her day job, writing, and homeschooling her two boys, Evans is left with very little free time. When she finds scraps of spare time, she enjoys reading, doing yoga, watching NY Rangers hockey, dancing, and vacationing with her family. Andrea, her husband, and her children are currently working on taking road trips to visit all 50 states (though, Alaska and Hawaii might require flights).

 

Where to Find A.K. Evans
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Cover Reveal – SWITCH HITTER (Jock Hard) by Sara Ney

SWITCH HITTER Cover Reveal

USA Today bestselling author, Sara Ney is unveiling the cover to SWITCH HITTER, a novella in her latest new adult contemporary sports romance series, Jock Hard, releasing March 15, 2018. See below for the cover, information on the book, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

SWITCH HITTER (Jock Hard) by Sara Ney

SWITCH HITTER (Jock Hard) by Sara Ney

About the Novella
Title:
SWITCH HITTER
Series: Jock Hard
Author: Sara Ney
Release Date: March 15, 2018
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
I knew something was wrong the second she walked in the door tonight; I just couldn’t put my finger on what it was.

Same hair color.
Same legs.
Same face.

Except…I look harder.

At the small dimple beneath her lip that wasn’t there the last time we went out. And her laugh—that laugh isn’t as loud.

This isn’t the girl I’ve gone out with the past few weeks.

It’s her twin sister, and they’ve switched places on me.

Only I’m not quite ready to let them switch back.

 

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Author Sara Ney

Author Sara Ney

About the Author
Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.

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Where to find Sara Ney
Goodreads | Website | NewsletterFacebook | Twitter | Instagram
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Blog Tour – SWEET REVENGE (Revenge) by Natalie Wrye

SWEET REVENGE Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for SWEET REVENGE, the third book in the adult contemporary sports romance series, Revenge, by Natalie Wrye. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. For a limited time, you can pick up the the first two books in the series for just $0.99 each.

SWEET REVENGE (Revenge #3) by Natalie Wrye

SWEET REVENGE (Revenge #3) by Natalie Wrye

About the Book
Title: SWEET REVENGE
Series: Revenge #3
Author: Natalie Wrye
Release Date: February 18, 2018
Genre: Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
Men. Manuscripts. And Manolos…

I was failing at two of the three.

Dating life aside, when you’re an agent for a successful publishing press, climbing the corporate ladder isn’t your biggest problem… Staying there is.

So, when the biggest football star in the world wants to write a tell-all about his life and career, I put my bid in right at the top.

My only issue?

Mr. Playboy Pro is none other than Colton Evans, my CEO’s step-brother.

A walking wet dream with dark features and an even darker past, I find that behind the fan-favorite smile is an arrogant bastard.

The worst part? I think I like it.

But when getting to the truth of Colton’s sordid story takes an unexpected turn to trouble, everything I love will be on the line, including my job… and my heart.

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Excerpt #1
Fuck. Not now. You piece of shit, you just couldn’t wait, could you? I curse myself for not being better.

But then Ana does something that surprises me. She shifts in my embrace, drawing closer. She rubs her hips to mine and when she feels what we both know she feels, she doesn’t withdraw. Instead, she raises her head, looking up at me slowly. Her golden-brown eyes find mine and fixate there, bouncing back and forth between my two curious irises. Without moving another muscle, she reaches up, planting her fingers into the grooves of my shoulders. She uses them as leverage, lifting her face to meet mine, where she touches her lips… and actually kisses me.

I don’t kiss back.

I actually set her back down on the floor. With my hands at her sides and my eyes staring straight through hers, I pull Ana away from my body. We stand there for two seconds before I lose the fight with my will… and crush her to me, my arms squeezing tight as I send my tongue on a trail to her mouth. She responds immediately.

The kiss is strong… and fierce. Every part of my brain fights against it, but the battle is won by my body, which rages against it, knowing no boundary or limit, but testing all of Ana’s, as I grip her hips, brushing her body with my mine as I explore her mouth, testing her tongue and teasing at her lower lip as I suck it between my teeth, biting softly at its most silken spots.

She tastes like she smells—honey-coated and decadent. Every part of me is eager to claim her mouth and I do my best to make sure she knows it, sucking the tip of her tongue so sensually that she actually moans into my mouth, making my lips hum.

I want her.

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Get caught up on the series

Book 1: RISKE AND REVENGE
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Book 2: PERFECT REVENGE
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Author Natalie E. Wrye

Author Natalie E. Wrye

About the Author
Natalie Wrye is a tequila connoisseur, Game of Thrones addict and author best known for writing page-turning Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense.

A Jersey Girl living in the South, when she’s not obsessing over a new Netflix series or yelling at college basketball games on TV, she’s usually crafting sexy stories about hard-bodied men and the strong-willed women who crave them.

 

 

 

Where to Find Natalie E. Wrye
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – DROPPING IN (Snow Crossed Lovers) by Carrie Quest

DROPPING IN Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for DROPPING IN, the first book in the new adult contemporary sports romance series, Snow Crossed Lovers, by Carrie Quest. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

DROPPING IN (Snow Crossed Lovers #2) by Carrie Quest

DROPPING IN (Snow Crossed Lovers #2) by Carrie Quest

About the Book
Title: DROPPING IN
Series: Snow Crossed Lovers #1
Author: Carrie Quest
Release Date: February 8, 2018
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | iBooksKobo

Synopsis
Natalie Berensen has one short summer to ace her writing class and convince her parents she’s not a hopeless screw-up. No more changing her major once a month, taking time off to travel, or random friends-with-benefits. She doesn’t have time for distractions or hook-ups, not even if her longtime crush is in town for the summer and living in her basement. Who cares if he’s a snowboarding god with six pack abs and a hashtag devoted to his apparently magical penis? She’s not interested.

Until she is.

Ben Easton’s focus and self-discipline is legendary. He’s built a career as a professional snowboarder by training harder than anyone else on the mountain and steering clear of anything that doesn’t take him one step closer to his goal: Olympic gold. Then his best friend crashes in the half-pipe and Ben drops everything to take care of him. No more training. No more competitions. No more snowboarding. It’s over.

He’s back in Boulder to help with Adam’s rehab, not fool around with his little sister’s best friend, no matter how much he loves her laugh or the way her ass looks when she walks up the stairs. There’s no way in hell he’s going anywhere near Natalie.

Until he does.

Contains: a grumpy guard cat with a taste for blood, discussions of Ents as phallic symbols, and plenty of sexy times.

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Excerpt #4
He stops in front of our house, pulling me to the edge of the sidewalk, and stares into my eyes. His face is serious, his expression searching, and when he brings one finger up to trace the line of my cheekbone, I have to force myself not to look away. Because I feel like I’m being seen for the first time.

It’s terrifying, but then I notice the softness in his eyes and the lazy curve of his lips as he smiles. He’s not judging, not secretly wishing I had a smaller ass or a stronger work ethic or friends who don’t drive bartenders to drink with disgusting stories. He’s just standing there, appreciating me. Liking me.

Maybe even starting to love me.

“You’re gorgeous,” he whispers. “Inside and out. Everywhere.” His hand moves to cradle the back of my head, guiding my lips to meet his for a tender kiss.

He sighs when we break apart. His hands drop to my waist, pulling me tight against him, and I reach up to put my arms around his neck.

“I want you,” he says. His voice is low and raspy, and I can feel his hardness against my belly. “So much. But we don’t have to do this tonight.”

“What? Why not?” Is he kidding?

He waves his hand back toward the Hill. “I should take you out, just the two of us, not drag you away from your friends like I’m a fucking caveman who can’t keep his dick in his pants.”

“Tunic,” I say idly. I run my thumbs along the soft hair at the back of his neck and he shivers.

“What?”

“I’m pretty sure cavemen wore tunics.” I plant a kiss on his neck, right above the collar of his t-shirt. He smells like soap and cedar and clean male skin.

“Tunics, huh?” I feel the rumble of his voice on my lips. “Easy access. Convenient.”

“Or maybe fur muumuus? I don’t know.” I feel him shake with laughter and step back so I can look into his eyes. “I don’t need a special dinner or a night of romance, Ben. I’m not that girl.”

The smile he flashes is so quick that it’s gone by the time I reach up to kiss his dimple. “Maybe I’m that guy,” he says. “At least when I’m with you.”

Good. God. Damn.

I’m melting like the frickin’ Wicked Witch of the West after Dorothy gave her a forced ice bucket challenge. If he doesn’t stop talking, like, now, I’m going to be a puddle of goo on the Boulder sidewalk.

“I love that,” I say. And I think I kind of love you. “But do you think you can be that guy tomorrow? Because tonight I’d really like you to be the caveman who drags me to his new bed and has his wicked way with me.”

He tilts his head and pretends to think for about three seconds. “Yeah, I could do that.”

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The Snow Crossed Lovers Series:

Book 0.5: BAILING OUT
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Book 2: WIPING OUT
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Author Carrie Quest

Author Carrie Quest

About the Author
Carrie grew up in Vermont, spent her college years in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, and now lives in New Zealand with her husband, two smallish children, and a gaggle of very badly behaved animals. She writes love stories that will make you laugh and reads enough romance to swoon on the regular. .

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Where to find Carrie Quest
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – JUST SAY (HELL) NO (Escape to New Zealand) by Rosalind James

JUST SAY (HELL) NO Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for JUST SAY (HELL) NO the eleventh book in the adult contemporary sports romance series, Escape to New Zealand, by Rosalind James. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

JUST SAY (HELL) NO (Escape to New Zealand #11) by Rosalind James

JUST SAY (HELL) NO (Escape to New Zealand #11) by Rosalind James

About the Book
Title: JUST SAY (HELL) NO
Series: Escape to New Zealand #11
Author: Rosalind James
Release Date: February 14, 2018
Genre: Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU 

Synopsis
Even a hard man needs a soft side.

Marko Sendoa isn’t a beach man. He’s not an Auckland man. He’s a hard man. Born Basque, raised in the heart of New Zealand’s Southern Alps, and bred on hard work, discipline, and getting the job done. It’s not easy for a rugby flanker to make it to age 32 at the top of his game, but he’s done it. Next year is the Rugby World Cup, and he’ll do whatever it takes to be on the field in the black jersey when the anthems are sung.

He doesn’t need a kitten.

He doesn’t need a pregnant cousin.

He definitely doesn’t need a too-short, distractingly curvy, totally unimpressed Maori barista and part-time pet portraitist who fills his house and his life with too much color, too much chaos, and too many secrets.

He’s getting them anyway.

 

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Excerpt
Ahead of him, the girl looked tense. The running was new, probably. Felt too hard. That had to be it, considering the speed she was going. He caught up and said, “Excuse me.”

She whirled on him so fast, he started running backward out of habit.

“I have Mace!” she announced, all but baring her teeth.

Oh. She’d heard him coming up behind her. He blinked, realized he was still jogging backward, stopped, and said, “Uh . . . no, you don’t. But no worries. You don’t need it.” There wasn’t room to conceal more than a car key in that kit she was wearing. A flippy little zebra-print skirt,and a black sports bra that dipped low enough in front to show some cleavage. She was a curvy little thing and no mistake. Not that he was looking. She was advancing on him like the stroppiest terrier in the litter, and despite her aggression, he could see the fear underneath.

First the pub, and now this. He didn’t scare women. He was careful. He put up both palms and said again, “No worries.”

She seemed taken aback for an instant, but recovered fast. “I’m not worried,” she said. “But maybe you should be, eh.”

A hint of a Maori accent there. He considered explaining that he liked blondes, but she opened her hand, and bloody hell, but she did have a tiny metal canister laced between her fingers, together with her keys. An older couple was coming toward them with a Golden Retriever on a leash, and Marko had a sudden flash of his photo in another newspaper. Staggering around, tears streaming from his eyes, Maced on a bush track after attacking a jogger. That would be a good look.

Brilliant. 

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Author Rosalind James

Author Rosalind James

About the Author
Sign up for my newsletter and never miss a release, special, or free book! http://www.rosalindjames.com/mail-list

Yes, ALL the books are stand-alones except JUST ONCE MORE and FRACTURED.

Rosalind James, a publishing industry veteran and former marketing executive, is an author of Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense novels published both independently and through Montlake Romance. She was raised in North Idaho, but now lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband and a Labrador Retriever named Charlie. Rosalind attributes her surprising success to the fact that “lots of people would like to escape to New Zealand! I know I did!”

Visit www.rosalindjames.com to listen to the songs from the New Zealand books, follow characters on their travels, watch funny and fascinating New Zealand videos, and learn about what’s new..

Where to Find Rosalind James
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Sale – $0.99 – Love With Altitude Series by Daisy Prescott

Love With Altitude Series Sale

For a limited time, you can pick up the ebook version of all three new adult contemporary romances in the Love With Altitude, by USA Today bestselling author, Daisy Prescott, for just $0.99 each. See below for information on the books and buy links.

NEXT TO YOU (Love with Altitude #1) by Daisy Prescott

NEXT TO YOU (Love with Altitude #1) by Daisy Prescott

About Book 1 – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
 NEXT TO YOU
Series: Love With Altitude #1
Author:
 Daisy Prescott
Release Date: July 5, 2016
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
“If you want to date me, all you need to do is say the word. I’d never let you go.”

I added Sage to my rugby club’s annual list of women who are off limits thinking I could protect her from the gorillas I play with. Aspen’s a small town in the off season when the dating pool shrinks to the size of a melted snowflake. Never did I think I’d be the one to break the code and date her.

Even if it’s all for show. A wager between friends. An excuse to hang out with her more.

Nothing more than that. Right?

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Who agrees to date their best friend over a green smoothie? Apparently this girl right here.

Now the man-bun-sporting South African rugby god next door is my fake boyfriend. I need to rebuild my confidence after some poor dating decisions. Who could be better to fluff my ego than Aspen’s hottest bachelor?

This situation is a win-win. Right?

Next to You is a standalone Romantic Comedy/sports romance about a rugby player and an heiress in Aspen. Next to You is book one in the Love with Altitude series of standalone romances set in the small town of Aspen.

Stan and his man bun first appeared in the Modern Love Story Short, Take for Granted. This is a full-length novel told in dual POVs.

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CRAZY OVER YOU (Love With Altitude #2) by Daisy Prescott

CRAZY OVER YOU (Love With Altitude #2) by Daisy Prescott

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
 CRAZY OVER YOU
Series: Love With Altitude #2
Author:
 Daisy Prescott
Release Date: March 28, 2017
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
My savior isn’t prince charming.
I’m not that lucky.
He’s my worst nightmare.
He’s my one night stand from two years ago.
And he doesn’t remember me.

What happens on vacation doesn’t always stay on vacation. Especially in a place like Aspen. I moved to the mountains for my dream vet job. I never expected to run into the man of my dreams. Again.

I never thought I’d see her again.
My Cinderella didn’t leave me a shoe to find her.
Not that I’d need random footwear to recognize her.
Her kiss is something I’ll never forget.

Work hard. Play hard. I’m paid to be a nice guy on the slopes, but what I do in my off time isn’t always about making good choices. That’s the fun of living in a ski town. I stay while the women come and go.

Crazy Over You is a standalone romantic comedy and the second book in the Love with Altitude series.

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WILD FOR YOU (Love With Altitude #3) by Daisy Prescott

WILD FOR YOU (Love With Altitude #3) by Daisy Prescott

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
WILD FOR YOU
Series: Love With Altitude #3
Author:
Daisy Prescott
Release Date: September 14, 2017
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
Cowboy fantasies. Oh boy, do I have them. I blame the shiny belt buckles and those chaps. Mother of pearl buttons, those chaps.

After getting dumped by my Not Future Husband, I’ve decided to spend the summer in Aspen exploring new adventures. First on the list is rugged, sexy rodeo champion Justin Garrison, who seems happy to accept the challenge.

What if I fall in love with the real man behind the fantasy?

Being the charming cowboy is an easy role to play. Whenever I’m on the back of a horse or riding a bull, everything’s simple, uncomplicated. Running my family’s ranch and trying to keep the past buried are a lot harder.

When my path crosses with a beautiful brunette at a rodeo, I’m not looking for more complications. Feisty Zoe Saragossa’s not a typical buckle bunny and I’m definitely not her type.

Can a city girl fall for a real cowboy?

Wild for You is a standalone, slow burn cowboy romance. It’s part of the Love with Altitude series of standalone romantic comedies set in Aspen, high in the Rocky Mountains.

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Author Daisy Prescott

Author Daisy Prescott

About the Author
USA Today Bestselling Author Daisy Prescott writes romantic comedies with heart.

Her Modern Love Stories feature characters in their thirties and forties finding and rediscovering love in unexpected and humorous ways. Her Wingmen books star regular guys who often have beards, drive trucks, and love deeply once they fall. Look for her new Rom Com series, Love with Altitude, in 2017.

Born and raised in San Diego, Daisy currently lives in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with her husband, their rescue dog, and an indeterminate number of imaginary house goats. When not writing about herself in the third person, Daisy can be found traveling, gardening, baking, or lost in a good book.

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Where to find Daisy Prescott
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Series Blitz – THE DARCY BROTHERS BOX SET by Alix Nichols

THE DARCY BROTHERS BOX SET Blitz

The complete adult contemporary sports romance series, THE DARCY BROTHERS, is now available in a box set. Read all three books for one low prices. See below for information on the box set, buy links, a guest post from USA Today bestselling author, Alix Nichols, and details on her giveaway.

THE DARCY BROTHERS BOX SET by Alix Nichols

THE DARCY BROTHERS BOX SET by Alix Nichols

About the Box Set – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: THE DARCY BROTHERS Complete Series
Series: The Darcy Brothers #1-3
Author: Alix Nichols
Release Date: September 7, 2017
Genre: Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
A fake marriage, an office hook-up and a lost email… turn the lives of 3 French aristocrat siblings upside down in this sexy rom-com bundle.

Over 700 pages of family secrets, unexpected twists and breathtaking romance.

Follow stuck-up Sebastian, bad-boy Raphael and vengeful Noah as each meets his match where he least expects to, and falls madly in love!

BOOK 1: FIND YOU IN PARIS
What does it take to fall in love with your enemy? a) His private jet. b) His six-pack abs. c) His unsuspected charm.

WARNING: Just like in Pride and Prejudice that inspired this book, expect to find one rich and handsome Mr. Darcy and one feisty girl who can’t stand him. Unlike Pride and Prejudice, this enemies-to-lovers romance also contains artful nude photos of said Mr. Darcy, a fake marriage, and nights of wild passion in Paris.

BOOK 2: RAPHAEL’S FLING
One bookish assistant. One cocky CEO. One Christmas party that changes everything…

GUARANTEED: Belly laughs, hot love scenes, a secret baby and a happy ending for this lust-to-love romance. You’ll stay up late to finish this book!

BOOK 3: THE PERFECT CATCH
When brooding goalie Noah meets perky realtor Sophie, sparks fly hot and fast… 

BEWARE: A dangerously endearing dog, meddling parents, eccentric neighbors, and a crumbling French chateau. 

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Guest Post – Alix and Mr Darcy
Full disclosure: I’ve been in love with Mr. Darcy since I was twenty

And not in a casual yeah-he’s-cool kind of way.

I’m a devotee.

I’ve read Pride and Prejudice three times, including the wonderfully helpful annotated edition by David M. Shapard, which explains every period detail that can be explained. I also own a copy of every Pride and Prejudice TV series and movie ever made, and I have watched each of them at least twice. Six times in the case of the 1995 BBC mini-series, of which I own three copies. (What if one won’t play when I need it? What if the second won’t play either?)

Finally, I’m the creator of the Ultimate and Authoritative Darcy Hotness Chart. You can check it out here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/386324474268007114/.

Before you do, can you guess who’s my Darcy #1?

Colin Firth from the BBC mini-series, of course! The Incomparable, the Forever Young, the One and Only.

In light of the above, it’s only natural that I wrote a romance inspired by Pride and Prejudice. It’s titled Find You in Paris, and its hero is called Mr. Darcy. Actually, his real name is Count Sebastian d’Arcy du Grand-Thouars de Saint-Maurice.

You see, all my contemporary romances are set in modern-day France. Hence, my Mr. Darcy is French. He resides in Paris (when he’s not in his ancestral château in Burgundy). He’s rich, tall, dark, and brooding – and oh-so-hot.

Just like the guy on the cover of the book. 

The heroine, Diane Petit, is a cashier and amateur photographer. Diane is as independent, feisty, and witty as Elizabeth Bennet. And, she’s just as prejudiced against Sebastian as Jane Austen’s Lizzy is against Fitzwilliam Darcy.

Sebastian has two brothers, Raphael and Noah Darcy. Each of them got his own love story and a happily-ever-after.

The Darcy Brothers box set includes all three novels.

I hope you enjoy it!

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Author Alix Nichols

Author Alix Nichols

About the Author
Alix Nichols is an unapologetic caffeine addict and a longtime fan of Mr. Darcy, especially in his Colin Firth incarnation. 

She is a USA Today bestselling (April and June 2017) and Kindle Scout winning (December 2015) author of sexy romance novels that readers describe as yummylicious. According to Romantic Times, her books “will keep you hanging off the edge of your seat”. Kirkus Reviews claims they “deliver pure pleasure”. 

At the age of six, Alix released her first romance. It featured highly creative spelling on a dozen pages stitched together and bound in velvet paper. 

Decades later, she still writes. Her spelling has improved (somewhat), and her books have topped the Amazon charts around the world. She lives in France with her family and their almost-human dog.

Sign up for her newsletter to get a free bundle!

Where to Find Alix Nichols
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Release Day + Giveaway – DROPPING IN (Snow Crossed Lovers) by Carrie Quest

DROPPING IN Release Day

Today is release day for DROPPING IN, the first book in the new adult contemporary sports romance series, Snow Crossed Lovers, by Carrie Quest. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

DROPPING IN (Snow Crossed Lovers #2) by Carrie Quest

DROPPING IN (Snow Crossed Lovers #2) by Carrie Quest

About the Book
Title: DROPPING IN
Series: Snow Crossed Lovers #1
Author: Carrie Quest
Release Date: February 8, 2018
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | iBooksKobo

Synopsis
Natalie Berensen has one short summer to ace her writing class and convince her parents she’s not a hopeless screw-up. No more changing her major once a month, taking time off to travel, or random friends-with-benefits. She doesn’t have time for distractions or hook-ups, not even if her longtime crush is in town for the summer and living in her basement. Who cares if he’s a snowboarding god with six pack abs and a hashtag devoted to his apparently magical penis? She’s not interested.

Until she is.

Ben Easton’s focus and self-discipline is legendary. He’s built a career as a professional snowboarder by training harder than anyone else on the mountain and steering clear of anything that doesn’t take him one step closer to his goal: Olympic gold. Then his best friend crashes in the half-pipe and Ben drops everything to take care of him. No more training. No more competitions. No more snowboarding. It’s over.

He’s back in Boulder to help with Adam’s rehab, not fool around with his little sister’s best friend, no matter how much he loves her laugh or the way her ass looks when she walks up the stairs. There’s no way in hell he’s going anywhere near Natalie.

Until he does.

Contains: a grumpy guard cat with a taste for blood, discussions of Ents as phallic symbols, and plenty of sexy times.

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Excerpt
Mistake #1: I should have knocked. I know it. But in my defense, it’s only been, like, five minutes since he came down here. I thought he’d be unpacking or something. Not sitting here all hot and shirtless and staring at the intriguingly large hard-on that’s about to bust out of his black boxer briefs.

Mistake #2: Now that I’m here, I should be Usain Bolting my ass up the stairs before he notices me. Instead, I’m stuck in place, my mouth hanging open, perving out at the sight of his naked torso. Because wow. I’ve never written poetry, but I bet if I wrote an ode to Ben Easton’s abs it would win the frickin’ Pulitzer.

And that’s not even mentioning the rest of him.

Like his shoulders, which are broad and strong and make me want to duck under his arm and hide from the world.

And his pecs, which are sculpted like whoa but nowhere near skirting the border of bodybuilder-manboob territory.

And his arms, which are lean and roped with so many muscles that he could hold himself up over me for hours while I writhe underneath him.

And his skin, which is tan and smooth and probably tastes like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain. I don’t even like piña coladas, but I still want to lick every single square inch of him while he writhes under me.

And the V of muscle over his hips that points directly to the long, straight, very hard line tenting up his underwear.

That’s currently the part drawing most of my attention.

He sits there on a pile of boxes, leaning back against the wall, one hand clenched on his thigh and the other splayed out on his stomach. His head’s bent down, so I can’t see his face, but he holds himself like he’s weary. Like he’s on the edge of complete exhaustion. I remember the way his face tensed when he saw Piper coming down the stairs, and the way he blinked hard when she mentioned Adam’s name. How he’d hobbled toward his door as soon as she let him go. He’d looked so vulnerable.

Now he just looks sexy as hell. The fingers of the hand on his stomach twitch and my breath hitches. Holy rollers. Then his hand disappears into the waistband of his briefs and he gives himself one long, slow pump, and I can’t help but make a little noise. In my head it’s a moan of longing, but it comes out more like a squeak because I’m smooth like that.

Ben looks up, his eyes meet mine, and he lets me see him, really see him, with no mask. He looks so sad that I take a step toward him, and then another, because when there’s a person sitting in front of you in that kind of pain, you want to help. To offer comfort. Solace.

Maybe a naked full-body hug.

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The Snow Crossed Lovers Series:

Book 0.5: BAILING OUT
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Book 2: WIPING OUT
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Author Carrie Quest

Author Carrie Quest

About the Author
Carrie grew up in Vermont, spent her college years in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, and now lives in New Zealand with her husband, two smallish children, and a gaggle of very badly behaved animals. She writes love stories that will make you laugh and reads enough romance to swoon on the regular. .

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Where to find Carrie Quest
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – THE OFF SEASON (Washington Rampage) by Megan Green

THE OFF SEASON Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for THE OFF SEASON, the first book in the adult contemporary sports romance series, Washington Rampage, by Megan Green. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

THE OFF SEASON by Megan Green

THE OFF SEASON by Megan Green

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: THE OFF SEASON
Author: Megan Green
Release Date: February 1, 2018
Genre: Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
Haylee Jordan is no stranger to heartbreak. Growing up, she quickly learned to fend for herself, and after a hellish night in high school, she knows the only way to keep her heart safe is to keep everybody else out.

Ryan Porter considers himself married to the military. After losing his father and brother at a young age and witnessing the subsequent downfall of his mother, Ryan has sworn off any semblance of love.

After Ryan helps Haylee out of a sticky situation, the two find themselves growing closer, but with Ryan’s impending deployment and Haylee’s trust issues, they vow to never let it become something more.

However, Ryan quickly finds himself falling for Haylee, and Haylee is unable to deny that Ryan makes her happier than she’s been in a long time. Will the two of them be able to overcome their pasts and open their hearts? Or will they always be determined to keep everyone at a safe distance? 

 

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Excerpt #3
There’s a bite in the air today that wasn’t here when I arrived last week, reminding me that fall is in full effect in Maple Lake. As if I could forget, the vibrant fall colors expand almost as far as my eye can see. Despite the bite to the air, it’s a beautiful day to be outdoors, which is a good thing, considering I’ve got quite the walk ahead of me today.

The small hardware store in town—the one that acts as the town’s grocery/convenience store as well—only has a limited selection of paint available. And none of the colors spoke to me for my living room. Fortunately, the town of Grover is only about fifteen miles away, and they have a full-blown Home Depot. Unfortunately, I don’t have a car. Fifteen miles is a hell of a lot longer walk than drive.

Ella would be furious if she knew I was walking all this way. But she’s recently returned to work after having the twins, and as much as I know she’d be willing to drive me, I know she’d hate the idea of having to take off work. And I’m too damn impatient to wait for the weekend.

I figure I can grab a few gallons and get a decent start. Then, when Saturday rolls around, I’ll have Ells drive me back, so I can get the rest.

Besides, the fresh air will do me good. I’ve been cooped up in that house for far too many hours.

Twenty minutes into my walk, however, and I’m already starting to rethink this decision. The sun might be shining, but that doesn’t take away the chill that has settled into my nose and cheeks. I bury my hands deeper in my pockets, shrugging my shoulders up around my head to try to get some of the heat radiating off my midsection to my frozen face.

It doesn’t work.

I’m too determined to turn around though. And, after a quick look around to ensure nobody is in my immediate vicinity, I do something I haven’t done since I was probably eight years old.

I start skipping.

My arms swing wide as I try to warm up my body, my knees coming almost to my chest with every movement. I know I must look ridiculous, but it seems to be helping.

Deciding I might as well go all in, I start chanting my favorite nursery rhyme as I go.

“I’m a little teapot, short and stout,

“Here is my handle, here is my spout.”

I put one hand on my hip for the handle and curl my other arm into my best impression of a spout, skipping along the street the entire time. Hey, if I’m going to do this, I’m going to do it right.

“When I get all steamed up, hear me shout,

“Tip me over, and pour me out.”

I stop for a moment, bending over to the right, spilling my imaginary tea all over the road.

I giggle at the absurdity of my actions. But it doesn’t stop me from doing it again.

I’m in the middle of my third rotation when I hear it.

The sound of an engine.

Right. Behind. Me.

I was so caught up in my little song and dance, I didn’t even hear the vehicle approaching.

And the fact that it’s now slowly crawling along behind me instead of flying past me makes me think the person inside must know me.

That means, it’s one of three people.

Charlie, Liv, or…

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Author Megan Green

Author Megan Green

About the Author
Megan lives in Northern Utah with her handsome hubby, Adam. When not writing, chances are you’ll find her curled up with her Kindle. Besides reading and writing, she loves movies, animals, chocolate, and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. She loves hearing from readers, so drop her a line!
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Release Day + Giveaway – THE OFF SEASON (Washington Rampage) by Megan Green

THE OFF SEASON Release Day

Today is release day for THE OFF SEASON, the first book in the adult contemporary sports romance series, Washington Rampage, by Megan Green. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

THE OFF SEASON by Megan Green

THE OFF SEASON by Megan Green

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: THE OFF SEASON
Author: Megan Green
Release Date: February 1, 2018
Genre: Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
Haylee Jordan is no stranger to heartbreak. Growing up, she quickly learned to fend for herself, and after a hellish night in high school, she knows the only way to keep her heart safe is to keep everybody else out.

Ryan Porter considers himself married to the military. After losing his father and brother at a young age and witnessing the subsequent downfall of his mother, Ryan has sworn off any semblance of love.

After Ryan helps Haylee out of a sticky situation, the two find themselves growing closer, but with Ryan’s impending deployment and Haylee’s trust issues, they vow to never let it become something more.

However, Ryan quickly finds himself falling for Haylee, and Haylee is unable to deny that Ryan makes her happier than she’s been in a long time. Will the two of them be able to overcome their pasts and open their hearts? Or will they always be determined to keep everyone at a safe distance? 

 

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Excerpt
“You’re sure you don’t need my help, Lex? I’m more than happy to hang around a bit longer.”

I let out a deep breath, blowing away the strand of hair that fell across my face, as I scrub the kitchen floor. “I told you, Ella, I’m fine. Get your ass out of here, and get back to those babies of yours. Drew is probably going out of his mind by now.”

My sister pulls her bottom lip in between her teeth, her eyes darting from where I’m kneeling on the floor to the stacks of boxes arranged haphazardly around the room. “I feel bad, leaving you like this. I was the one who convinced you to move all the way out here. The least I can do is help you unpack.”

Dropping the scrub brush back into the bucket of soapy water, I push myself up off my knees and take in my sister. For a woman who had twins only six months ago, she looks amazing. In blue leggings and a white T-shirt, you’d never guess that, only half a year ago, the woman looked like she’d swallowed an entire watermelon. Maybe two. I’ve always envied her for that. Throughout our childhood and teen years, she was able to eat anything she wanted without a second thought to what it might do to her thighs while, if I even looked at a cheeseburger, I would gain ten pounds. I’ve spent my entire life counting calories and watching everything I put into my mouth, and I still never look as good as she does without any effort.

Until now anyway. I haven’t exactly had much of an appetite this past year. That’s one perk of everything that’s happened. I’m the thinnest I’ve ever been in my life. Probably too thin, if there is such a thing.

I walk across the room, circling my arms around Ella’s shoulders when I reach her, giving her a brief, firm hug. “I appreciate everything you’ve done for me, Ells. You believed in me when nobody else did. You stood by my side when everyone else turned the other cheek. And you helped me find my dream house without even knowing it was what I was looking for.”

Ella’s brows rise in a skeptical look as she takes in the run-down condition of my new home. “Dream house, huh? I think you should set your sights a little higher next time, Lex.”

I laugh as I spin her around and shuffle her toward the door. “You just wait. Fixing this place up is exactly what I need. It’s going to be freaking spectacular.”

My hand closes around the doorknob, pulling hard to open the front door that I already know sticks slightly. It’s one of the many things on my list of to-dos for this place. When the door still doesn’t budge, I brace my foot up on the frame for leverage, giving it another strong tug.

My sister’s laugh registers before the fact that I’m now planted squarely on my ass, doorknob in hand. I look between it and the new hole in the door where the knob used to be, and before I can help myself, I join in.

“God, this place is a dump,” I say between breaths, wiping the tears developing in my eyes. It’s the first time in a long time that the tears are from laughter and not pain and anguish. It feels so good to laugh.

And then the guilt hits.

Do I deserve to feel good after what I did? Do I deserve to laugh with my sister after almost taking that privilege from someone else? I ruined someone’s life. What in the hell am I thinking, sitting here in a fit of giggles while that person is still going through hours of pain and therapy?

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Author Megan Green

Author Megan Green

About the Author
Megan lives in Northern Utah with her handsome hubby, Adam. When not writing, chances are you’ll find her curled up with her Kindle. Besides reading and writing, she loves movies, animals, chocolate, and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. She loves hearing from readers, so drop her a line!
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Where to Find Megan Green
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Blog Tour – Review – RIGHT KISS WRONG GUY (Offsides) by Natalie Decker

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RIGHT KISS WRONG GUY (Offsides #2) by Natalie Decker

RIGHT KISS WRONG GUY (Offsides #2) by Natalie Decker

Synopsis
You’d think a girl with the most romantic name in the world would have her pick of boyfriends.

But Valentine’s Day sucks when you’re single. Just ask Juliet Valentine, whose last name happens to also be the name of the most dreaded made-up holiday ever.

A romantic at heart, this year is especially hard on Juliet. Her sister, Layla, is in a new relationship, her mom’s match-making business is doing great, and her school’s new fundraiser is “Love-Grams.”

Juliet’s miserable, a little jealous, and lonely.

Quarterback Jared Black is the most popular guy in school. A star athlete, Jared tops the most-eligible bachelor list year after year. But to Juliet Valentine, he’s all but invisible. She isn’t impressed.

Jared’s never had to work hard to get the attention of a girl before. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and he’s determined to ask Juliet out. After all, if Tyler can win over Layla, Jared ought to have a shot with Layla’s sister.

Unlike Tyler and Layla, charm, flattery and good looks won’t work on Juliet. So with the V-Day dance coming up, Jared uses the school’s Love-Grams to let Juliet know how he feels. Should be simple enough, right?

Wrong. Each attempt ends up either in the trash or thrown in someone’s face. Juliet won’t play his game.

Now, without a date to the dance Jared realizes it’s going to take a Hail Mary to win the girl of his dreams..

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My Review
Layla’s twin sister Juliet had her heart broken by boyfriend Mark at the end of RIGHT TEXT WRONG GUY, and now we get her story. Jared Black has been pining after Juliet for as long as he can remember, but he’s too afraid of rejection to ask her out. The fact that he and Mark are football teammates only makes it worse because Juliet has sworn she’ll never date a football player again. Add to that Jared’s overbearing father and high school football coach, and Jared doesn’t really have much time for dating anyway. That doesn’t stop him from doing everything he can to get on Juliet’ good side, though.

Juliet is angry at all boys. And love. And Valentine’s day. So when a bunch of love grams suddenly begin showing up for her, she assumes it’s Mark, still trying to apologize and win her back. Watching the push and pull of these two is cute and fun, but Juliet’s anger is palpable and there were times I honestly wondered why Jared didn’t give up. He goes all-in though, upping his game with each day that passes, until Juliet’s icy exterior begins to melt.

Plot
This is your basic teen romance. There’s not a heck of a lot more going on. It’s about Jared winning Juliet’s heart and Juliet doing everything she can to keep that from happening with Jared or anyone else. Some of it is predictable, but Natalie Decker’s style of writing is always entertaining. There were more than a few laugh-out-loud moments

The Characters
Jared definitely has a lot going on at home with his dad insisting he run drills in the backyard every night, lift weights three nights a week, and never, ever, stop working toward an NFL career, even though that’s the last thing Jared wants. Even though Juliet’s home life is a bit more settled, she actually goes through more growth than Jared does, coming to terms with the fact that she doesn’t really hate all boys and that Mark is not the poster child for the gender.

Top Five Things I Enjoyed About RIGHT KISS WRONG GUY
1. Chase. I love straight guy best friends and Chase is a great one, with his eyes and heart set on Adeline.

2. Perseverance. In this world of #metoo, there is a fine line between determination and stalking, but Jared goes right up to that line without stepping over. His dedication to winning Juliet’s heart is sweet rather than creepy.

3. Jared. He’s a good guy, which is a refreshing change from most romantic alpha males.

4. Juliet. I loved her in the first book, but it took me a while to warm up to her in her own story. Her anger was over the top at times. Not that it wasn’t understandable, I mean anyone who had their heart ripped out during the teen years knows how all-consuming that can be, but I hated that she took it out on everyone around her. It was hard to sympathize with her at first. However, by about the 33% mark, I remembered what I loved about her.

5. Love. As much as Juliet claims to hate love (often broadcasting it with her choice of wardrobe), it wins out in the end.

Bottom Line
This is a sweet young adult romance with plenty of laughs.

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

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About the Book
Title: RIGHT KISS WRONG GUY
Series: Offsides #2
Author: Natalie Decker
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Release Date: January 23, 2018
Pages: 313
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

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Author Natalie Decker

Author Natalie Decker

About the Author
Natalie Decker is the author of the bestselling YA series RIVAL LOVE and NA Scandalous Boys Series. She loves oceans, sunsets, sand between her toes, and carefree days. Her imagination is always going, which some find odd. But she believes in seeing the world in a different light at all times. Avid reader of everything. She’s a huge Denver Broncos fan, loves football, and fuzzy blankets. She’s a mean cook in the kitchen, loves her family and friends and misses her awesome dog infinity times infinity. If she’s not writing, reading, traveling, hanging out with her family and friends, then she’s off having an adventure. Because Natalie believes in a saying: Your life is your own journey, so make it amazing!.

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