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Sale Blitz – FREE! – ALL THE RIGHT PLACES (Riley O’Brien and Co.) by Jenna Sutton

Award-winning author, Jenna Sutton, is offering ALL THE RIGHT PLACES, the first book in her adult contemporary sports romance series, Riley O’Brien & Co., for free for a limited time! See below for for information on the book and series and links to pick up the ebook for free!

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 the Book – FREE for a Limited Time!
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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ALL THE RIGHT PLACES Free

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RILEY O'BRIEN AND CO. Series Re-Release

Don’t miss the rest of the series!

Book 2: COMING APART AT THE SEAMS
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Book 3: HANGING BY A THREAD
Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Novella: FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS
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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..

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

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ALL THE RIGHT PLACES Teaser

 

Series Re-Release + New Covers – RILEY O’BRIEN AND CO. Series by Jenna Sutton

RILEY O'BRIEN AND CO. Series Re-Release

Award-winning author, Jenna Sutton, is re-releasing her adult contemporary sports romance series, Riley O’Brien & Co., with new covers and a new lower price. See below for the all-newcovers, information on the books, and buy links.

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
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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RILEY O'BRIEN AND CO. Series Now Available

 

 

Release Day – QUIT YOUR PITCHIN’ (There’s No Crying in Baseball) by Lani Lynn Vale

QUIT YOUR PITCHIN' Release Day

Today is release day for QUIT YOUR PITCHIN’, the second book in the adult contemporary sports romance series, There’s No Crying in Baseball, by USA Today bestselling author, Lani Lynn Vale. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive teaser.

QUIT YOUR PITCHIN' (There's No Crying in Baseball #2) by Lani Lynn Vale

QUIT YOUR PITCHIN’ (There’s No Crying in Baseball #2) by Lani Lynn Vale

About the Book
Title: QUIT YOUR PITCHIN’
Series: There’s No Crying in Baseball #2
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Release Date: July 20, 2018
Genre:
 Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
What’s wrong with my butt?

She means those words to be directed toward the woman beside her, not him. But he can’t stop himself from answering. Not when her ass is the most magnificent thing he’s seen in his life.

Apparently, answering her with ‘not a damn thing’ wasn’t what she was expecting.

She likely wasn’t expecting the baseball she took to the face at his next at bat, either.

All it takes is one ill-fated foul ball, and George Hoffman, Lumberjacks center fielder, falls head over heels in love with Wrigley Field—and yes, that is her real name.

From that point forward, George and Wrigley fall into a fast whirlwind love that ends with them eloping to Vegas. And he has his potty mouth, titty bar owning, pain in the ass grandmother to thank for it.

Not that he’s complaining or anything.

Who wouldn’t want to be married to a woman that made his heart race like he was in the final game of the World Series?

The only problem is trying to convince her of that.

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Author Lani Lynn Vale

Author Lani Lynn Vale

About the Author
Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today bestselling author of over thirty titles.  She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children, and lives in the Great State of Texas.

 

 

 

 

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Where to find Lani Lynn Vale
Goodreads Website | Facebook Twitter | Instagram | BookBub

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QUIT YOUR PITCHIN' Now Available

 

Cover Reveal – FROSTBITE (BearPaw Resort) by Cambria Hebert

FROSTBITE Cover Reveal

Award-winning author, Cambria Hebert, is revealing the cover to FROSTBITE, the third book in her adult contemporary sports romance/romantic suspense series, BearPaw Resort, releasing August 3, 2018. See below for the cover, information on the book and series, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

FROSTBITE (BearPaw Resort #3) by Cambria Hebert

FROSTBITE (BearPaw Resort #3) by Cambria Hebert

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
FROSTBITE
Series: BearPaw Resort #3
Author: Cambria Hebert
Release Date: August 3, 2018
Genre: Adult Contemporary Sports Romance/Romantic Suspense
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Revenge is a dish best served cold.

What if we lose everything?

It was a question that had haunted me even after I spoke it aloud. Turns out one loss—one profound loss—is enough to put everything else at stake. What a house of cards life can be. How easily everything ices over. We’ve survived an avalanche, made it through a blizzard, but now a chill has set in. A cold so deep it reaches beyond bone.

The end of the storm provided a new beginning, but we can’t start over while we’re still frozen in the past. How can I face a man who’s lost so much because of me? How can he face me?

This powerful secret between us grows with every breath I take. Will it pull us closer or sever a bond I once thought unbreakable? The threat to my life is gone. Yet I’m still terrified.

Cold has laid claim to Liam. Whenever we touch, the bite of frost nips at my heart. His obsession for revenge grows, hurling him further from me and closer to the frostbite taking over

Who will survive the blast?

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FROSTBITE (BearPaw Resort #3) by Cambria Hebert (Full Cover)

FROSTBITE (BearPaw Resort #3) by Cambria Hebert (Full Cover)

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Get Caught Up On the Series:

Book 1: AVALANCHE
Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon FR

Book 2: BLIZZARD
Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon FR

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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
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

 

 

 

Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – BLIZZARD (BearPaw Resort) by Cambria Hebert

BLIZZARD Book Blitz

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

BLIZZARD (BearPaw Resort #2) by Cambria Hebert

BLIZZARD (BearPaw Resort #2) by Cambria Hebert

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
BLIZZARD
Series: BearPaw Resort #2
Author: Cambria Hebert
Release Date: June 15, 2018
Genre: Adult Contemporary Sports Romance/Romantic Suspense
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon FR

Synopsis
An arctic blast is coming…

Fleeing to the wintry town of Caribou was always meant to be temporary, BearPaw Resort just a place to hide. Never in a million years did I expect that running back to the past would bring me face to face with my future.

But it did, and now everyone I love is in danger. I’ve already escaped death three times, and I know my luck is running out. I’m left looking over my shoulder, watching and waiting, knowing they’re coming. But when?

Hiding is impossible when the mob wants you erased, and I love Liam far too much to try to disappear. The more time I spend with him, the more I realize how much he needs me.

A darkness lurks inside him, and the colder it gets, the more I see it in his eyes. So here I am, more afraid than ever before. Giving up isn’t an option. Giving in will get us killed.

A blizzard is brewing on our mountain, more frigid than anything we’ve ever felt.

With everything we ever wanted at stake, the only option is to fight.

When life turns arctic…

Who will survive the blast?

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BLIZZARD Teaser

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Excerpt
I couldn’t have everything. Not unless I gave it.

Right now, Liam didn’t want words. Or explanations. It was clear he would talk and confess anything I ever asked. It was also clear a man with his kind of demons needed far more than just a listening ear.

Kissing Liam was what I imagined free-falling would feel like. Thrilling, breathtaking, so intense that thoughts couldn’t even form in your head. There was no fear, though, because I knew when I landed, it would be in his arms.

A rough sound vibrated his throat, and his body pushed closer. Flattening a palm against his warm shoulder, I pushed. He went because I went with him, not once breaking the contact of our mouths. His back hit the couch, and I rocked instantly against the rock-hard erection between us.

I pushed off of his chest, forcing our mouths free. Liam’s eyes shot to mine, his stare like a silver lightning storm in a summer night sky. His chest heaved. His lips were glossy and plump from the kiss.

With gentle hands and flashing eyes, he pushed the length of my hair behind my shoulders. I couldn’t stop the shiver wracking through me as his hands brushed over the bare skin of my shoulder.

The second my hair was out of the way, Liam hooked a single finger into the neckline of the T-shirt I’d stolen from his drawer. In a sudden and seductive move, the sound of it tearing filled the room.

I glanced down, surprised, as the morning air brushed over my bare chest.

I was possessed. Completely. Totally. It was almost as if I were no longer my own… but solely his.

The shirt hung tattered around me. His large hands made such easy work of the soft material. I wanted to speak, but his stare held me speechless. I wanted to smile, but the intent on his face left me anticipating.

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BLIZZARD Available Now

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Get Caught Up On the Series:

Book 1: AVALANCHE
Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon FR

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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
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

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Giveaway
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Blog Tour – Review + Giveaway – JUST ONE OF THE ROYALS (The Chicago Falcons) by Leah Rooper and Kate Rooper

JUST ONE OF THE ROYALS Blog Tour

JUST ONE OF THE ROYALS (The Chicago Falcons#2) by Leah Rooper and Kate Rooper

JUST ONE OF THE ROYALS (The Chicago Falcons#2) by Leah Rooper and Kate Rooper

Synopsis
Star hockey player Daniel Sacachelli wants only two things: 1) for the Falcons to win next season, and 2) for his secret — the fact he’s actually the prince of Eldonia — to never make its way to Chicago. But if Daniel keeps avoiding his crown, their family will lose their kingdom forever.

Madison Myong can’t believe that her will-they-or-won’t-they best friend Daniel is really a prince! He’s always seemed more rebel than royal. But now, he needs to clean up his image, fast. Posing as his long-time girlfriend, Madison accompanies him back to Eldonia, intending to give Daniel a makeover fit for a king.

Only, the more royal Daniel becomes, the more Madison misses her best friend. And if she does her job right, she’ll lose him forever…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Review
An adorable story about friends to more, with hockey, and oh yeah, royalty! Daniel “Sacs” Sacachelli has a big secret, one he hopes will never catch up with him in Chicago. Madison has her own secrets, like a crush on BFF, Daniel. She comes from a family who doesn’t believe in pie-in-the-sky dreams, like becoming an actress. She wants nothing more than to go to Julliard, but her parents shoot her down before she even has a chance to tell them her plan. When she discovers Daniel is the heir to the throne of a small European country, she sees her chance to get everything she’s always wanted. She proposes helping him prepare for the throne by posing as his girlfriend and showing his evil step-queen-mother that he’s more than the illegitimate son of her late husband; that he’s every bit a royal ready to assume the role he was born to play.

Whenever there are secrets this big, things are bound to go wrong, and JUST ONE OF THE ROYALS is no exception. Everything comes crashing down on Daniel and Madison in spectacular fashion, forcing both of them to examine what really matters in life.

Plot
The plot centers on Madison and Daniel’s relationship. Both have feelings for the other that each is afraid to verbally express for different reasons. Whether or not Daniel will be the next king is a solid subplot. Much of the story is relatively predicable, but in a feel-good sort of way.

The Characters
Daniel is absolutely fascinating as the royal bastard with serious daddy issues. It took me a long time to warm up to Madison, though. She came across as shallow for much of the early part of the book. She probably has more growing up to do than Daniel, though, and she does eventually redeem herself. I love Alice and Trembley, but some of the other characters, including the Dowager Queen and Daniel’s rival for the throne, came across as stereotypical and it was hard to take them serious at times.

Top Five Things I Enjoyed About JUST ONE OF THE ROYALS
1. Daniel. He’s a royal like no other. A force to be reckoned with on the ice, he’s as unsure as they come when it comes to his birthright.

2. Alice. As one of Daniel’s hockey teammates, she spent the previous season pretending to be a guy so she could play on the team. She’s a spunky ball of determination.

3. Hockey. Fast becoming one of my favorite sports romance genres.

4. Angst. There’s not nearly enough of this, but what there is was my favorite part.

5. Reluctant royals. With so many people wishing they could be king or queen, it was refreshing to read about a teen who wanted no part of that life.

Bottom Line
The Princess Diaries meets The Mighty Ducks.

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: JUST ONE OF THE ROYALS
Series: The Chicago Falcons #2
Author: Leah Rooper and Kate Rooper
Publisher: Entangled Crush
Release Date: June 4, 2018
Pages: 197
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

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Authors Leah Rooper and Kate Rooper

Authors Leah Rooper and Kate Rooper

About the Author
Leah and Kate Rooper are sisters from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Growing up beside the Pacific Ocean and inside a temperate rainforest fed their sense of adventure as children, and nourished a curiosity for strange and distant lands. They fed this curiosity with books – lots and lots of books. After experiencing the magic of Middle-earth, they began creating their own worlds. When they’re not writing, Leah and Kate spend their time blogging and vlogging about their travel adventures and their writing journey.

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Where to find Leah and Kate Rooper
Goodreads Website | Facebook Twitter | Pinterest

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Giveaway
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Cover Reveal – BLIZZARD (BearPaw Resort) by Cambria Hebert

BLIZZARD Cover Reveal

Award-winning author, Cambria Hebert, is revealing the cover to BLIZZARD, the second book in her adult contemporary sports romance/Romantic suspense series, BearPaw Resort, releasing June 15, 2018. See below for the cover, information on the book and series, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

BLIZZARD (BearPaw Resort #2) by Cambria Hebert

BLIZZARD (BearPaw Resort #2) by Cambria Hebert

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
BLIZZARD
Series: BearPaw Resort #2
Author: Cambria Hebert
Release Date: June 15, 2018
Genre: Adult Contemporary Sports Romance/Romantic Suspense
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
An arctic blast is coming…

Fleeing to the wintry town of Caribou was always meant to be temporary, BearPaw Resort just a place to hide. Never in a million years did I expect that running back to the past would bring me face to face with my future.

But it did, and now everyone I love is in danger. I’ve already escaped death three times, and I know my luck is running out. I’m left looking over my shoulder, watching and waiting, knowing they’re coming. But when?

Hiding is impossible when the mob wants you erased, and I love Liam far too much to try to disappear. The more time I spend with him, the more I realize how much he needs me.

A darkness lurks inside him, and the colder it gets, the more I see it in his eyes. So here I am, more afraid than ever before. Giving up isn’t an option. Giving in will get us killed.

A blizzard is brewing on our mountain, more frigid than anything we’ve ever felt.

With everything we ever wanted at stake, the only option is to fight.

When life turns arctic…

Who will survive the blast?

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BLIZZARD (BearPaw Resort #2) by Cambria Hebert (Full Cover)

BLIZZARD (BearPaw Resort #2) by Cambria Hebert (Full Cover)

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Get Caught Up On the Series:

Book 1: AVALANCHE
Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon FR

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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
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – Offsides Series by Natalie Decker

Offsides Series Blitz

Welcome to the series blitz for Offsides, a young adult contemporary romance series by Natalie Decker. See below for information on the book, buy links, a couple of exclusive teaser excerpts, and details on her giveaway.

 RIGHT TEXT WRONG NUMBER (Offsides #1) by Natalie Decker

RIGHT TEXT WRONG NUMBER (Offsides #1) by Natalie Decker

About Book 1 – Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
RIGHT NUMBER WRONG TEXT
Series: Offsides #1
Author: Natalie Decker
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Release Date: July 11, 2017
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | My Review

Synopsis
High school juniors Layla and Tyler are complete opposites. Sure she’s a cheerleader and he’s a football player, but she thinks he’s the biggest jerk in the school and he thinks she is too high on her horse to even be worth of a second glance from him. And when the two of them are near one another, sparks fly in all the wrong directions. They are NOT interested in speaking to one another, let alone date.

But when Layla unknowingly sends Tyler a smack-down text meant for the girl sending naked photos to her then-boyfriend, Adam, Tyler has no idea it’s Layla and decides to play along. After all, Tyler cannot resist messing with the pissed off girl firing off texts about junk pictures, cheating, and girl code.

As the fallout from Adam’s sexting scandal plays out in front of the entire school, Tyler and Layla secretly continue to text one another using fake names. But as days and weeks pass, things take a turn for the serious between them, and suddenly, their texts mean more. They both begin to consider revealing their true identity to the other and taking the relationship from texts to dates, then kissing and maybe more.

They say there’s a thin line between love and hate. Can reality live up to the fantasy, or will Layla and Tyler be forever offsides?.

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

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

About Book 2 – Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
RIGHT KISS WRONG GUY
Series: Offsides #2
Author: Natalie Decker
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Release Date: January 23, 2018
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | My Review

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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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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Where to find Natalie Decker
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Blog Tour – Book Review + Giveaway – THE GAME CAN’T LOVE YOU BACK by Karole Cozzo

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THE GAME CAN'T LOVE YOU BACK by Karole Cozzo

THE GAME CAN’T LOVE YOU BACK by Karole Cozzo

Synopsis
Eve is used to being the odd woman out. As the only girl on her school’s baseball team, she knows exactly how to put sweaty, macho baseball players in their place, and she’s focused on one thing and one thing only—being the best pitcher she can be.

But when a freak accident forces her high school to be absorbed by the neighboring town, Eve has to contend with a new group of guys who aren’t used to having a woman on their team. And the new team’s star pitcher, Jamie, has no interest in being ousted from his throne. He cant afford to give up his starting slot to a new pitcher—even worse, to a girl.

As the competition between Jamie and Eve starts to heat up, so does their attraction to each other. Can they keep their heads in the game, or will they end up getting played?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Review
My favorite Karole Cozzo book to date, and the title, THE GAME CAN’T LOVE YOU BACK, might be the most perfect title ever — it perfectly sums up the themes of the story. When Eve’s high school suffers a freak accident, she and the rest of her Bulldogs are forced across town to attend school with the rival Pirates. And the school rivalry is only the beginning of her issues. As the only girl in a family of boys, Eve’s mom told her if she wanted to play sports, she’d play with her brothers, because she didn’t have time to start carting a child off to girls’ sports as well. So Eve plays baseball, not softball. Problem is, the boys’ baseball team at her new school doesn’t want her anymore than she wants to be there, particularly rival pitcher, Jamie. Jamie is all smooth lines and cocky smiles, everything Eve despises. Eve glares far more than she smiles and has an attitude to match, everything Jamie despises. So of course these two enemies are fated to become something more.

Plot
The story is about Eve and Jamie on and off the mound. Their romance is the main focus, but with both of them vying for the Cy Young award at the end of the season, there’s no way things in the primary plot are going to go smoothly. With Eve’s stubborn need to prove she’s one of the boys and Jamie quiet determination to prove she’s more than that means there’s plenty of conflict. There’s also Jamie’s history as a player, Eve’s inexperience in that area, jealous girls who see Eve as a rival, and an unwillingness to allow their relationship to come under the scrutiny of their teammates, meaning their tender relationship is clandestine at best. Cozzo executes all of this with moments of laugh-out-loud humor and even a few that made me tear up.

The Characters
I absolutely adore Eve. She’s a refreshing departure from many female protagonists I’ve read lately. She’s complex and relateable, tough, determined, but with a vulnerable streak she wishes she didn’t have. I love her naivete with a solid streak of street smarts that makes her anything but typical. Jamie has a lot more baggage that drives him, but his walls crumble around Eve, making him vulnerable in his own ways. Eve is ultimately torn between what she wants on and off the field, and her growth comes when she figures out what matters most in life. The other characters are mostly minor players, a supporting cast that basically exist to prop up the main characters. They do their job without coming across as too flat.

Top Five Things I Loved About THE GAME CAN’T LOVE YOU BACK
1. First kisses. One of the all-time best first kisses in the history of young adult fiction.

2. Eve. I loved her stubborn streak, her need to win, the way she doesn’t care about dresses or makeup. She was so easy to relate to.

3. Baseball. I’m a big fan of the game and the way it was woven into the story got me even more fired up to watch my sad Padres this season.

4. Witty banter. Eve and Jamie had some of the best lines in the book when they were baiting each other. The dialogue was one of my favorite parts of the book.

5. Jamie. He was perfectly flawed in all the best ways to make him a natural fit for Eve.

Bottom Line
A fantastic young adult sports romance with fabulous characters and sizzling dialogue.

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: THE GAME CAN’T LOVE YOU BACK
Author: Karole Cozzo
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release Date: May 15, 2018
Pages: 315
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | iBooksKobo

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Author Karole Cozzo

Author Karole Cozzo

About the Author
Karole lives outside of Philadelphia, PA with her loving husband, exuberant little girl, and smiley little boy. She adores YA Romance, because it would be awesome if life in general had a requisite feel-good happy ending rule. Vices include obscene Haribo gummy consumption, addiction to Starbucks NF vanilla lattes, and tendency to hoard Bath and Body Works 3-wick candles.

 

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Where to find Karole Cozzo
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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
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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).

 

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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
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