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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – TEXT WARS (Accidentally in Love Series) by Melanie Summers and Whitney Dineen

 

Welcome to the book blitz for TEXT WARS, the third book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Accidentally in Love, by Melanie Summers and Whitney Dineen

 Welcome to the book blitz for TEXT WARS, the third book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Accidentally in Love, by Melanie Summers and Whitney Dineen. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on their giveaway.

TEXT WARS, the third book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Accidentally in Love, by Melanie Summers and Whitney Dineen

TEXT WARS (Accidentally in Love Story Series #3) by Melanie Summers and Whitney Dineen

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: TEXT WARS
Series: Accidentally in Love Story Series #3
Authors: Melanie Summers and Whitney Dineen
Release Date: May 4, 2021
Genre:
Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR

Synopsis
May the text be with you…

Seraphina Lopez is not your typical airy-fairy astrology fanatic. First and foremost, she’s a businesswoman who happens to have a fascination with the stars. Her lifestyle app, “Live for Your Star Sign” is blowing up, and when she’s asked to be a guest on New York’s most watched Morning Show, she knows the exposure will launch her app into the stratosphere.

Astrophysicist Ben Williams just landed his dream job at NASA’s Goddard Institute, Not only is he heading a multi-disciplinary team in search of habitable exo-planets, he’s also been tapped to be the spokesman for the project. While he’d much rather be crunching the numbers to pinpoint the location of Earth II, he also has to sell the concept to the American public.

When Seraphina and Ben meet on the set of the Morning Show, sparks fly! Sera is there to show viewers how to dress for their star sign. Ben is there in the name of science. Their explosive chemistry sets records for the network’s viewing audience. As such they’re asked to host a regular segment–together.

Ben and Sera hate each other so much, they resort to texting instead of talking when they’re off air (and sometimes on). Yet somewhere in the haze of dislike, they start to realize they have more in common than they thought possible. Is love written in the stars or will it burn up on impact?

Find out in the Text Wars, the third installment of the deliciously funny and romantic Accidentally in Love Series.

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Excerpt #3
Serafina
Standing in the wings of the Wake Up America! set, I listen while Hal says, “When we come back from commercial break, Serafina and Ben will tell us all about their trip to the Kennedy Space Center!” The live audience claps like they’ve just been promised a brand-new Buick, Oprah-style.

As soon as I hear, “We’re in commercial.” I hurry out on set and sit down. There are four chairs instead of two, which is the tip-off that Hal and Lacey are going to be sitting in.

As Ben takes the seat opposite mine, I whisper to Lacey, “I didn’t think you guys were going to be sitting in on our segments anymore.”

“Just this once. The producer said something about having concerns about you and Ben?”

“What concerns?” I demand. So help me, if Ben ruins this publicity opportunity for me, I’m going to send daily glitter bombs. Speaking of which, I can’t help but smile when I see some shiny flecks coming from his hairline. Looks like my first offering has already arrived.

“We’re back in five, four, three …” someone off set counts.

“Welcome back to Wake Up America!” Lacey practically shouts. “Serafina and Ben are back from their trip to Cape Canaveral, and they have a lot to tell us. Isn’t that right, Ben?”

“Sure,” Ben says but doesn’t offer anything more.

“Tell us about it,” Hal encourages.

“It was hot.” Ben looks beyond annoyed.

I decide to do my part to keep the conversation rolling. “As you know, Hal and Lacey, Florida is a steamer this time of year, but the Space Center didn’t fail to deliver its one-of-a-kind, out-of-this-world excitement.”

They both turn to me while Ben stares daggers at me. I continue, “I, for one, have been there no fewer than a half a dozen times and I can’t get enough.”

“What do you like about it most?” Hal asks.

“When you see all of those rockets and shuttles and realize they’ve all been to outer space, it’s, well, it’s just awe-inspiring.” I’m playing my part of the happiest woman on the planet. My face is so frozen into place, my cheeks are starting to cramp.

“I think something else happened in Florida too, am I right?” Lacey asks with a secretive smile on her face.

Damn, I thought Waltraut was going to tell the producers the kiss tape was off limits. I decide to play dumb on the off chance she’s talking about something else. “What are you referring to, Lacey?” Then I shoot her a panicky look that doubles as a plea not to do her job and show the tape of our kissing.

Ben seems to finally clue into what’s about to go down, because he jumps to his feet and starts to babble, “I’d like to take a moment and tell our viewers about the fantastic opportunity to send their kids to space camp. The program includes a full week of space activities, like the anti-gravity simulator. All meals and snacks, and even a graduation ceremony and certificate, are provided at no additional cost!” He sounds like he’s trying to sell blenders on late night television.

Hal interrupts him, “I hear you two got to actually suit up and visit the moon. That had to be fun.”

Rats, here we go. We watch the television monitor off-set, the same one I know they’ve cut to on camera. Ben and I are hand-in-hand, walking toward the photo op. Video Ben says, “I can’t wear that. How long has it been since it’s been cleaned?” The audience laughs. When he says “You can’t wear loafers in space,” they’re in near-hysterics.

Then, as expected, they’ve spliced the tape together to show us against the green screen, followed by the photographs we were given at the end—us in the space shuttle, floating in space, and on the moon. As I watch, I feel like a defendant in a courtroom waiting for the jury to come back with a death sentence.

Lacey looks into the camera and announces, “Just when you think Ben and Serafina will never like each other …” We all turn to look at the screen as our first kiss is unveiled right there on national television. Words escape me. That is one hot kiss and even though I’m annoyed it ever happened, my skin still heats up like I’m a pig on a spit.

The audience oohs and ahs, whistles and claps. Hal interrupts them by asking, “Is there something you two kids want to tell us?”

I merely look down and stare at my hands while shaking my head.

Ben, on the other hand, announces, “I’ll tell you what happened. Serafina here laid on the charm super thick during our trip and I momentarily lost my mind.”

“Are you saying that what we just saw was a one-off?” Lacey asks.

I say, “Yes,” at the same time Ben gives a firm, “NO!”

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TEXT WARS, the third book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Accidentally in Love, by Melanie Summers and Whitney Dineen is available now!

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Get Caught Up on the Series:

Book 1: TEXT ME ON TUESDAY
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Book 2: THE TEXT GOD
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Author Melanie Summers

Author Melanie Summers

About Melanie Summers
Melanie Summers also writes steamy romance as MJ Summers.

Melanie made a name for herself with her debut novel, Break in Two, a contemporary romance that cracked the Top 10 Paid on Amazon in both the UK and Canada, and the top 50 Paid in the USA. Her highly acclaimed Full Hearts Series was picked up by both Piatkus Entice (a division of Hachette UK) and HarperCollins Canada. Her first three books have been translated into Czech and Slovak by EuroMedia. Since 2013, she has written and published three novellas, and eight novels (of which seven have been published). She has sold over a quarter of a million books around the globe.

In her previous life (i.e. before having children), Melanie got her Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, then went on to work in the soul-sucking customer service industry for a large cellular network provider that shall remain nameless (unless you write her personally – then she’ll dish). On her days off, she took courses and studied to become a Chartered Mediator. That designation landed her a job at the R.C.M.P. as the Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator for ‘K’ Division. Having had enough of mediating arguments between gun-toting police officers, she decided it was much safer to have children so she could continue her study of conflict in a weapon-free environment (and one which doesn’t require makeup and/or nylons).

Melanie resides in Edmonton with her husband, three young children, and their adorable but neurotic one-eyed dog. When she’s not writing novels, Melanie loves reading (obviously), snuggling up on the couch with her family for movie night (which would not be complete without lots of popcorn and milkshakes), and long walks in the woods near her house. She also spends a lot more time thinking about doing yoga than actually doing yoga, which is why most of her photos are taken ‘from above’. She also loves shutting down restaurants with her girlfriends. Well, not literally shutting them down, like calling the health inspector or something–more like just staying until they turn the lights off.

She is represented by Suzanne Brandreth of The Cooke Agency International.

Where to Find Melanie Summers
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Author W.B. Dineen

Author W.B. Dineen

About the Author
Whitney loves to laugh, play with her kids, bake, and eat french fries — not always in that order. Whitney is a multi-award-winning author of romcoms, non-fiction humor, and middle reader fiction. Basically, she writes whatever the voices in her head tell her to.  She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband, Jimmy, where they raise children, chickens, and organic vegetables.

Gold Medal winner at the International Readers’ Favorite Awards, 2017.
Silver medal winner at the International Readers’ Favorite Awards, 2015, 2016.
Finalist RONE Awards, 2016.
Finalist at the IRFA 2016, 2017.
Finalist at the Book Excellence Awards, 2017
Finalist Top Shelf Indie Book Awards, 2017

 

.Where to Find W.B. Dineen
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – THIS IS FOR TONIGHT by Jessica Patrick

 

Welcome to the blog tour for THIS IS FOR TONIGHT, a standalone young adult contemporary romance by Jessica Patrick

Welcome to the blog tour for THIS IS FOR TONIGHT, a standalone young adult contemporary romance by Jessica Patrick. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

THIS IS FOR TONIGHT, a standalone young adult contemporary romance by Jessica Patrick

THIS IS FOR TONIGHT by Jessica Patrick

About the Book
Title:
THIS IS FOR TONIGHT
Author: Jessica Patrick
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release Date: May 4, 2021
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
When Andi attends a music festival with one goal in mind – capture an interview with a famous band so she can pay for college – she gets more than she bargained for in this YA novel about family ties and finding your own way.

Andi Kennedy needs to make money for college, and fast. But her little YouTube crafting channel, while fun, isn’t exactly a money maker. So she’s heading to the world-famous Cabazon Valley Music and Arts Festival with a goal – film a video that will launch her channel into popularity and turn it into a legit money making venture, even if it means selling out her creative vision.

Instead, she finds obnoxious Jay Bankar, the annoyingly hot host of a popular prank channel who is the actual worst. Andi hates everything Jay stands for, which makes the undeniable connection she feels with him really freaking inconvenient. Soon she finds herself competing with Jay for an interview with the festival’s headlining band, which could be the key to turning her little channel directly into college tuition. But she’s starting to discover that there is more to Jay than his jerky on-screen persona, and she has to decide what’s more important – winning, or giving a second chance to a guy who couldn’t be more wrong for her.

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Excerpt #1
Jordan lifts himself off my bed and crowds close to me, putting his face right against mine so we’re both in the camera’s frame, my hair almost completely blocking his face. “Your boy got two weekend passes plus camping to Cabazon.”

My head whips toward him so quickly I’m surprised it doesn’t fly right off of my body. “The Cabazon music festival?”

“That’s the one.”

“How did you get those?” The passes for this coming weekend’s festival went on sale, and then immediately sold out, months ago. And for the twenty minutes they were available, they cost, like, hundreds of dollars.

“Sergio won them at work.” Jordan’s best friend works as a valet at a fancy hotel, where he always seems to get nice stuff from people who think it’s no big deal. “But he has his grandma’s ninetieth birthday party this weekend, so he can’t make it.”

I stare at him as my brain slowly processes this unexpected information. “But it’s this weekend,” I finally spit out.

“I know.”

This weekend, Saturday to be exact, is the five-year anniversary of our dad’s death. It was lung cancer, it was an absolute nightmare, and now the actual day, April 16, is completely cursed. Not only did my dad die on April 16, but I’ve been broken up with on April 16, I’ve gotten a flat tire on the freeway on April 16, I had my school email account hacked on April 16. It has been a five-year constant that my life, and Jordan’s life, too, completely goes to shit on this day. The universe knows we’re already suffering and decides to really dig that knife in and twist it around.

I lean back in my chair, out of the frame of the camera, and push my hands through my hair. “Do we really want to go somewhere? Shouldn’t we just lock ourselves inside and ride it out with junk food and Netflix this time around instead of tempting fate?”

“I thought about that,” Jordan says gently. “But then I also thought that Dad would have loved this festival. I mean, where else would he rather have been than surrounded by a bunch of bands? He lived for live music. This could be a way to, I don’t know, kinda honor him. We’ll be doing one of his favorite things, and we’ll be together. There’s no way we could have a bad day like that.” He does have a point here, and I rub my hands up and down my thighs as I mull it over. Jordan got his height from Dad, I inherited Dad’s wavy blond hair, and he passed down his love of music to both of us. Dad, who was a radio DJ, wasn’t exactly musical, and neither are we—I love to sing, but after a few unsuccessful auditions for children’s theater and kids’ choir, we all realized I was better suited to living room karaoke, while Jordan has at least three instruments stashed under his bed that he was never able to get past a month of lessons with. But both of us connect with music on a visceral level, even more so since Dad died. So, yeah, spending the anniversary of the day he died doing something we know he would have loved does seem like the perfect way to connect with him.

“And, you know, next year . . .” Jordan trails off, but he doesn’t need to finish. The rest of his sentence has been appearing in my nightmares ever since he committed to Southern California University, our dream school and our parents’ alma mater, to play basketball on a scholarship. I got into SCU, too, but I can only go if I get the huge scholarship I applied for, because we can’t afford it otherwise. So, seeing my twin every day next year, like I have for the past eighteen years, and following in my parents’ footsteps . . . well, it’s all in the hands of a faceless scholarship committee. It’s a committee headed up by my mom’s boss, who specifically told me to apply, so I guess it’s not completely faceless. But still.

There’s a small chance that next year we may be separated.

There’s a small chance that next year is going to suck.

He reaches across my desk and grabs my still-recording camera, turning it so it faces me. “So, Andi, do you want to go? To the best music festival in California? With the best brother in the world?”

I look directly into the lens. “We’re going to Cabazon!” I scream.

Well, as soon as we get permission from Mom, anyway

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Author Jessica Patrick

Author Jessica Patrick

About the Author
JESSICA PATRICK runs a high school library by day, writes YA romance by night, and pets as many dogs as possible in between. She lives in Southern California with her cute family and she has an MFA from Spalding University, an annual passport to Disneyland, and about 75 tabs open on her internet browser. She is the author of This is for Tonight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Jessica Patrick
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Release Day – WITH THIS CAKE (Meet Me at the Altar Series) by Samantha Chase

 

Today is release day for WITH THIS CAKE, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Meet Me at the Altar, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Samantha Chase

Today is release day for WITH THIS CAKE, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Meet Me at the Altar, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Samantha Chase. See below for information on the book, buy links, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

WITH THIS CAKE, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Meet Me at the Altar, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Samantha Chase

WITH THIS CAKE (Meet Me at the Altar Series #2) by Samantha Chase

About the Book
Title: WITH THIS CAKE
Series: Meet Me at the Altar Series #2
Author: Samantha Chase
Publisher:  Chasing Romance, Inc.
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 4, 2021
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Synopsis
Cheery baker dreams of finding Mr. Right…

When your last name is Baker, it’s really only a matter of time before it also becomes your job title. Some might see it as a self-fulfilling prophecy, but for Leanna, being the go-to baker for Meet Me at the Altar is a dream come true. There’s nothing she loves more than to create the perfect desserts to help couples celebrate their big days. But despite what they say about the way to a man’s heart being through his stomach, Leanna has yet to lure her perfect man with her sweet treats.

Uptight workaholic dreams of being left alone…

If Brody King is going to take time off, he would much rather it be to train for his triathlon and not his brother’s engagement party. It would be one thing if it was just a regular party, but no, his brother and his bride-to-be had to go over the top and plan a full week of family togetherness and ridiculous wedding games. There’s no way he’s going to survive it.

When Brody crashes into Leanna and a hundred cupcakes are ruined, he does the only thing he can–he offers to help her make more. All it takes is a few cups of sugar and a dash of vanilla before Brody is craving not just Leanna’s sweet treats, but the baker herself.

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Teaser from WITH THIS CAKE, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Meet Me at the Altar, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Samantha Chase

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Get Caught Up on the Series:

Book 1: THE ENGAGEMENT EMBARGO
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Samantha Chase

Author Samantha Chase

About the Author
Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

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Where to find Samantha Chase
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – SNITCH (Something Real Series) by Leslie Georgeson

 

Welcome to the book blitz for SNITCH, the second book in the adult romantic suspense series, Something Real, by Leslie Georgeson

Welcome to the book blitz for SNITCH, the second book in the adult romantic suspense series, Something Real, by Leslie Georgeson. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

SNITCH, the second book in the adult romantic suspense series, Something Real, by Leslie Georgeson

SNITCH (Something Real Series #2) by Leslie Georgeson

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: SNITCH
Series: Something Real Series #2
Author: Melanie Summers
Release Date: May 4, 2021
Genre:
Adult Romantic Suspense
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Synopsis
Pakhan. Head of the mafia. That is my destiny. Nothing can stand in my way. I won’t allow it.

Until she shakes things up. Willow Anthony. I didn’t even know she existed until her voice floated through the trees, singing a melody that captivated me. I had to meet her.

Willow’s not what I expected. She’s shy. Sweet. Innocent. A challenge. I crave her as much as I long to be the king of the entire Russian bratva. I want her to sing for me, and me alone. I want to make music with her in a very carnal way.

She has no place in my world. But now it’s too late.

I have to choose: Willow or the brotherhood.

To save her, I must become what I swore never to be.

How can I protect her and not betray my family?

I can’t.

The music will stop.

And I will lose it all.

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Teaser from SNITCH, the second book in the adult romantic suspense series, Something Real, by Leslie Georgeson

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Excerpt
A boat had slipped silently up to the bank behind Willow’s house, docking in the wild willows that grew along the shoreline.

Intruders.

I crept across the grass, my gun ready, my senses alert, listening for the faintest sound, scanning for the slightest movement, feeling for the barest of breaths…

I reached the willow bushes, my skin prickling as I sensed their eyes on me. They had snuck in while Willow was sprawled across me in the swing, and I’d been distracted by her.

I ground my jaw, disgusted at myself.

Distractions got people killed.

I tensed as a group of men stepped out from behind the willows, their weapons pointed at me.

Five total.

I immediately recognized the sheriff who’d harassed us on the lake earlier. His four goons were all beefy, rough-looking, and looked more like hired thugs than deputy sheriffs. Who the hell was this guy and why was he here?

My inability to resist Willow had now brought her right into danger. If anything happened to her, it would be all on me. I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if she ended up getting hurt.

“Sacha Plotnikov.” The sheriff smirked at me. “I don’t think we were properly introduced earlier. My name is Malachi Russell, Sheriff Russell to you. I knew your father. I must say I’m quite disappointed to see you following in his footsteps. I had hoped you’d see the light and chose a brighter path to follow.” He sighed dramatically. “But, alas, I was wrong. Like father, like son.”

My spine stiffened. “Do I know you?”

“Well, we did meet once, long ago. You were just a boy. So, I will say, yes, you should know me.”

My gaze sharpened on Russell. A chill crept down my spine.

Russell glanced toward Willow’s house. “Looks like you’ve been getting cozy with your pretty neighbor. If you don’t want anything to happen to her, I would suggest you listen to me, and listen very carefully. Because I have a special job for you. If you don’t obey me like the good little doggy I know you are, then I’ll take out my frustration on your neighbor. And I know you don’t want anything to happen to her, now, do you?”

I kept my face expressionless, but my heart hammered with dread. My grandfather’s words about allowing Willow to become a weakness hit me hard in that moment. The thought of these men touching Willow, hurting her, made my pulse skyrocket. I couldn’t show a weakness, or they would pounce. In order to protect her, I had to act like I didn’t care.

I shrugged. “She’s just a quick hook-up like all the others. She means nothing to me.”

He narrowed his gaze at me. “Is that so?” He turned to the thug on his right. “Go get her, Diego. Bring her here. We’ll just see how little she means to him.”

A tall, beefy Hispanic dude, Diego sent me a sneer, then strode across the yard toward Willow’s house.

I did my best to tamp back my fear.

Run, Willow. Hide.

“Now,” Russell pulled my attention back to him. “While we are waiting, let’s discuss our potential new partnership.”

His remaining thugs moved closer, their guns trained on me.

“There is no partnership,” I ground out, keeping my ears tuned to any sound from Willow’s house. I needed to be ready to act quickly so I could help her, if necessary.

Russell’s gaze filled with contempt. “You’re a stubborn one, aren’t you?”

My left hand clenched into a fist while I fought to keep my right hand from pulling the trigger like I desperately wanted to do. I wasn’t ready to die yet. If I shot Russell, his thugs would kill me. And if I died, no one would be able to protect Willow.

Just then, a loud boom exploded across the yard.

And everyone scattered.

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SNITCH, the second book in the adult romantic suspense series, Something Real, by Leslie Georgeson is available now

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Get Caught Up on the Series:

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Author Leslie Georgeson

Author Leslie Georgeson

About the Author
Leslie Georgeson writes romance and suspense, sometimes with a dash of sci-fi or paranormal tossed in to make things more interesting. She is the author of the popular military romantic suspense series, THE DREGS, which was nominated for the 2018 TopShelf Indie Book Awards. Her other titles include the UNLIKELY HEROES series, the UNDERNEATH series, the standalone romantic mystery, NO SON OF MINE, and the newly released romantic suspense duet, THE PACT. Book one, The Mocking Man, is now available on Amazon.

Leslie lives with her husband and daughter on a quiet country acreage in Idaho. She is currently working on The Honest Liar, the second book in THE PACT, and anticipates an early May 2020 release.

 

 

 

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Series Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – CRAZY ROYAL LOVE by Melanie Summers

 

Welcome to the series blitz for Crazy Royal Love, an adult contemporary romantic comedy series, by Melanie Summers

Welcome to the series blitz for Crazy Royal Love, an adult contemporary romantic comedy series, by Melanie Summers. See below for information on the books, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. For a limited time, ___, book 1 in the series, is free.

ROYALLY CRUSHED, the first book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Crazy Royal Love

ROYALLY CRUSHED (Crazy Royal Love Series #1) by Melanie Summers

About the Book – FREE for a limited time!
Title: ROYALLY CRUSHED
Series: Crazy Royal Love Series #1
Author: Melanie Summers
Release Date: April 7, 2020
Genre:
Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
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Synopsis
Princess Arabella of Avonia is bored out of her ever-loving mind.

No twenty-eight-year-old wants to live an endless loop of high teas, state dinners, and the same five conversations. They want freedom and adventure. After a wild night out in Ibiza ends in disaster, the royal handlers have shortened her leash considerably. Desperate for an out, she sneakily signs up to co-host a new nature docu-series, starring Will Banks, the man dubbed McHotty of the Wilderness.

Will has ladies all over the globe lining up to meet him until a hot, new adventurer comes on the scene, and his ratings take a nose-dive. Producers decide an emergency change in format is in order. Enter Princess Arabella. The pampered and proper royal is the perfect foil to Will’s rugged outdoorsman.

It’s hate at first sight, but their on-screen loathing makes for great television. Surprisingly, when the cameras stop rolling, these two finally see each other’s good sides. Can these opposites find their forever in each other’s arms, or will their differences be their undoing?

 

 

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Excerpt #3
PRINCESS ARABELLA

The fact that I find him attractive beyond what I have ever felt in my life has nothing to do with me lying awake. It’s really just all the other things. I’m definitely not thinking about unzipping this tent and crawling into his sleeping bag with him. Because that would be wrong. That would make me the skanky ho that awful blogger was worried about. Well, not really. I’m judging myself rather harshly, aren’t I? I can have sex with an available, single, interested man. That’s totally fine in this day and age.

Just not that man. First of all, how do I know he’s interested? Just because he kept glancing at my lips, it doesn’t mean he wants to kiss them. So there’s that. Besides, we’re not meant for each other. There is absolutely no way a relationship with him would work in the long term. Short term out here in the wild where no one would be the wiser, however …

Nope!

I’m out here to test my resolve—not only out here in nature, but my resolve about not becoming physically or romantically involved with someone who is entirely wrong for me. Someone totally sweet who made us dinner, then prepared a warm salve for my ankles, which, I do have to say is making them feel so much better. Someone who’s also such a gentleman that he’s outside, possibly being feasted on by mosquitoes, while I sleep in this comfy tent. Although, if I’m going to be completely honest, I do miss having a pillow and my Tempur-Pedic mattress.

Oh God, I do fancy him! Shit. Okay, that’s it. First thing tomorrow morning, I’m just going to pull it together. No more crying, no more gagging when presented with beetle larvae for lunch. I am just going to woman up, stop whining, and let the inner Xena, Warrior Princess in me come out for the first time ever. Yes, that’s it. No flirting, no more being a girly girl. I’m going to earn his respect and the respect of everyone else I know because that is what I’m here to do. I’m not here for love. I’m here for respect.

So, I will not shag him.

Ever. No matter what.

Even if it would be amazing and no one would find out.

No shagging.

None.

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ROYALLY CRUSHED, the first book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Crazy Royal Love, by Melanie Summers, is free for a limited time

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ROYALLY CRUSHED, the second book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Crazy Royal Love, by Melanie Summers

ROYALLY WILD (Crazy Royal Love Series #2) by Melanie Summers

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: ROYALLY WILD
Series: Crazy Royal Love Series #2
Author: Melanie Summers
Release Date: November 15, 2020
Genre:
Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR

Synopsis
The tabloids are hunting them. Their families are turning on them. Can their love survive?

Despite the odds, Princess Arabella of Avonia and rugged outdoorsman, Will Banks, fell in love while filming a reality show in the jungle. But that’s another story.

While she’s making room in the royal closet for his hiking boots and backpacks—right next to the crown jewels—the show’s producers are editing together film footage that could turn their romance into nothing more than a showmance.

Private moments caught tape and aired for the world’s viewing pleasure are about to turn their world upside down.

Can love to conquer all?

 

 

 

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ROYALLY TIED, the third book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Crazy Royal Love, by Melanie Summers

ROYALLY TIED (Crazy Royal Love Series #3) by Melanie Summers

About the Book – Preorder Now!
Title: ROYALLY TIED
Series: Crazy Royal Love Series #3
Author: Melanie Summers
Release Date: June 7, 2021
Genre:
Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR

Synopsis
Don’t miss the heartwarming, laugh-out-loud continuation of the Crazy Royal Love Romantic Comedy Series …

After a whirlwind romance that has taken them all over the globe, rugged survival expert Will Banks and Princess Arabella of Avonia are getting ready to take a trip down the aisle.

Planning the perfect wedding isn’t easy at the best of times, so when you include two families who couldn’t be more different, tensions are bound to run high. The last thing they need is a television producer determined to get every last sneer on film.

With one hilarious disaster after another ruining their plans, Will and Arabella must figure out how to pull it all together in time to say ‘I do.’

Brimming with swoon-worthy romance, seriously funny shenanigans, and an unforgettable cast of characters, Melanie Summers is sure to make you laugh out loud and believe in love.

Pre-order your copy of this fabulous feel-good modern-day fairy tale now.

 

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Author Melanie Summers

Author Melanie Summers

About the Author
Melanie Summers also writes steamy romance as MJ Summers.

Melanie made a name for herself with her debut novel, Break in Two, a contemporary romance that cracked the Top 10 Paid on Amazon in both the UK and Canada, and the top 50 Paid in the USA. Her highly acclaimed Full Hearts Series was picked up by both Piatkus Entice (a division of Hachette UK) and HarperCollins Canada. Her first three books have been translated into Czech and Slovak by EuroMedia. Since 2013, she has written and published three novellas, and eight novels (of which seven have been published). She has sold over a quarter of a million books around the globe.

In her previous life (i.e. before having children), Melanie got her Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, then went on to work in the soul-sucking customer service industry for a large cellular network provider that shall remain nameless (unless you write her personally – then she’ll dish). On her days off, she took courses and studied to become a Chartered Mediator. That designation landed her a job at the R.C.M.P. as the Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator for ‘K’ Division. Having had enough of mediating arguments between gun-toting police officers, she decided it was much safer to have children so she could continue her study of conflict in a weapon-free environment (and one which doesn’t require makeup and/or nylons).

Melanie resides in Edmonton with her husband, three young children, and their adorable but neurotic one-eyed dog. When she’s not writing novels, Melanie loves reading (obviously), snuggling up on the couch with her family for movie night (which would not be complete without lots of popcorn and milkshakes), and long walks in the woods near her house. She also spends a lot more time thinking about doing yoga than actually doing yoga, which is why most of her photos are taken ‘from above’. She also loves shutting down restaurants with her girlfriends. Well, not literally shutting them down, like calling the health inspector or something–more like just staying until they turn the lights off.

She is represented by Suzanne Brandreth of The Cooke Agency International.

Where to Find Melanie Summers
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – YOU SPIN ME (Boston Classics Series) by Karen Grey

 

Today is release day for YOU SPIN ME, the third book in the adult nostalgic romance series, Boston Classics, by Karen Grey

Welcome to the blog tour for YOU SPIN ME, the third book in the adult nostalgic romance series, Boston Classics, by Karen Grey. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

YOU SPIN ME, the third book in the adult nostalgic romance series, Boston Classics, by Karen Grey

YOU SPIN ME (Boston Classics Series #3) by Karen Grey

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
YOU SPIN ME
Series: Boston Classics Series #3
Author: Karen Grey
Release Date: April 29, 2021
Genre: Adult Nostalgic Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon IT | Amazon DE | Amazon FR 

Synopsis
Some scars go further than skin deep…

1988 doesn’t end well for Jessica Abraham. In just one week she turns thirty, loses her day job, and loses the role of Ophelia to a younger actress. Rallying, she goes after a part at a theater outside of the city, but the director’s plan to hide her beauty behind hair, makeup and wardrobe from Cosmo’s “Don’t” column shakes her confidence to the core.

For the first time in her acting career, she won’t be able to rely on her carefully managed physical charms. Only her craft will count.

On a snowy night early in January 1989, a woman calls into DJ Callihan Alonso’s alt-rock radio show at the end of her commute. He asks her to call back the next night, and the next, just so he’ll know she’s home safe. There’s something about her voice that has him wanting more, but the longer they talk, the closer she gets. Compromising each and every wall he’s built around his heart.

If two lonely people fall in love over late-night phone calls, will meeting face-to-face make them, or break them?

In this heartfelt, slow burn retro romcom, it may be the end of a decade, but it’s the beginning of a love story.

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Teaser from YOU SPIN ME, the third book in the adult nostalgic romance series, Boston Classics, by Karen Grey

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Excerpt
CHAPTER FOUR

It’s Tuesday, January third in the last year of the eighties. Still getting used to that. Cal Alonso here at WBAR to keep you night owls company. Weatherman tells me the skies are clear but the roads are still icy from the weekend storm, so be careful out there kids.

JESS

By the time I get on the road after my first rehearsal at Chichester Rep, the highway’s free of cars. The trip back is shorter than the trip up, but it feels longer. My day started way too many hours ago. I’ll miss the kids when my job ends in a couple weeks, but it’ll be nice to get to sleep in a bit.

At least the good radio station’s signal sticks with me for the whole trip. Singing and car-dancing keeps me awake, and the sexy-sounding DJ is an added bonus. This guy rocks.

Just as I pull into my apartment parking lot, he asks a trivia question that I actually know the answer to. I figure the odds of winning are low, but the cold night air has me sprinting from my car to my apartment anyway, so I may as well try for it.

“Come on, come on, you stupid door.” Sticky lock conquered, I race to the phone. The station’s phone number was seared into my memory the moment his growly voice recited it, so I punch in the numbers with confidence. When I get ringing instead of the usual busy signal, I do a little battement dégagé in celebration.

“Yello, it’s WBAR.” The guy who answers is definitely not the DJ. He sounds like he’s about twelve. “What’s the pencil sketch technique used in the ‘Take on Me’ music video?”

“Rotoscoping.”

“Righteous. You won the Tower Records gift certificate.”

“Awesome! I’ve never won anything before.”

“Tight.” He doesn’t sound anywhere near as excited as I am. “Okay, uh… I need to get your name and address so we can send it to you.”

After I give him the info, I ask, “Hey, can you give the DJ a message for me?”

“A message?” I sure hope he’s not twelve. He sounds totally stoned.

“Can you thank him for me? He totally saved me from crashing into a ditch or something tonight. I have this new, long commute, and⁠—⁠”

“You know what? You tell him. Hang on.”

The heat is supposed to be fixed, so I try to reach the thermostat while I’m on hold. Unfortunately, the phone cord doesn’t quite reach. I’m about to put the receiver down when the voice from the radio lands in my ear.

“Cal here.”

“Oh, hi.” My heart jumps along with my feet as they fly into a changement. “You’re really… Callihan?”

“Speaking.”

“Thanks for—Um, aren’t you, like, on the air?”

“There’s a song playing right now.”

“Oh, duh. I get it. I was listening in the car, but I ran into my apartment to call in for the contest.” Why am I being such a Joanie right now? Boys never make me nervous. “Anyway, I wanted to thank you. I have this new job an hour’s drive away and I hate driving at night and you totally kept me from falling asleep on the way home and crashing my car on Route 3. So… thanks. I just wanted to say that.”

“I’m glad you did.” There’s a smile in his voice. Hopefully, he’s not laughing at me. But I wouldn’t blame him.

“Okay, well.” A ridiculous-sounding giggle chirps out of me. “Thanks again.”

“Wait. Do you work this late all week?”

“Um, yeah. Tuesday to Friday.”

“So you’ll call again tomorrow.”

“What if I don’t know the answer?”

“The answer to what?”

“To the trivia question.”

“That doesn’t matter. You can call anytime.”

“Even if there’s not a contest?”

“Even if there’s not a contest.” When I don’t say anything, he adds, “If you don’t call, I’ll worry.”

“Oh, gotcha. Well, good night.”

“Wait—what’s your name?”

“Jessica. Jess. Either one.”

“Good night, Jess. Sleep well.”

“You, too. I mean, when you get to. Not now. Silly me. You’re working.”

“Doing what I can.” When he laughs, the rumble rolls into my ear and rushes all the way to my lower belly, flooding me with… I don’t know. The vibrations are like a massage from the inside.

Damn. Now I’m more riled up than when I ran in the door. As I skip across the room, the hum of the dial tone makes me realize that I’ve still got the receiver pressed to my ear.

After setting it back in its cradle, I move through a series of pliés, kicks and extensions to wind down as well work off the time I spent sitting at rehearsal and in the car. When my teaching job ends, I’m going to have to try and pick up more classes at the studio where I teach jazz on Monday nights—both for the cash and to stay in shape. Meanwhile, I may not have normal furniture, but I do have a beautifully crafted ballet barre in my living room, which I use more than I’d ever use a couch.

Discipline, my constant companion, guides me through my bedtime routine.

Skin care. Water. Sleep.

As I slide into dreamland, a question pops into my mind. I wonder if that DJ looks as sexy as he sounds?

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Teaser from YOU SPIN ME, the third book in the adult nostalgic romance series, Boston Classics, by Karen Grey

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Author Karen Grey

Author Karen Grey

About the Author
KAREN GREY is the pen name for award-winning narrator Karen White. A stage, screen and radio drama actor in Boston, New York and Los Angeles in the late 20th century, she started recording books in 1999. Now back in her home state of North Carolina, she shares a home with her family and (probably) too many pets, where she continues to narrate audiobooks as well as make up stories.

The first three books in her Boston Classics series of retro romcoms released in 2020, with more to come in 2021. What I’m Looking For, #1 in the series is the winner of AudioFile Magazine’s Earphones Award, the NJ Romance Writers’ Put Your Heart in a Book contest and Hearts Through History’s Romance Through the Ages contest in the Modern History category.

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Where to Find Karen Grey
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – RAPID AGENDA (High-Risk Agenda Series) by Maureen A. Miller

 

Welcome to the book blitz for RAPID AGENDA, the second book in the adult romantic suspense series, High-Risk Agenda, by USA Today bestselling author Maureen A. Miller

Welcome to the book blitz for RAPID AGENDA, the second book in the adult romantic suspense series, High-Risk Agenda, by USA Today bestselling author Maureen A. Miller. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

RAPID AGENDA, the second book in the adult romantic suspense series, High-Risk Agenda, by USA Today bestselling author Maureen A. Miller

RAPID AGENDA (High-Risk Agenda Series #2) by Maureen A. Miller

About the Book
Title:
RAPID AGENDA
Series: High-Risk Agenda Series #2
Author:
Maureen A. Miller
Publisher: Up All Night Publishing
Release Date: April 27, 2021
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play

Synopsis
A spill in the rapids hauls two strangers into a harrowing and romantic adventure.

Chuck Borgas is ready to get back in the jungle. A lost city and a team of archeological students are waiting for him in Guatemala. He is waylaid at the airport by a bizarre woman who latches onto him like she’s his long-lost buddy. Smoking hot women don’t usually throw themselves at him. Ever. Finally ditching the stranger, he realizes she has left a bag behind. One glimpse into that sack and Chuck knows he’s stepped into a heap of trouble.

Faith Sanders is part of a small task force returning smuggled artifacts to the Guatemalan government. Her team is ambushed by members of a drug cartel, but she manages to escape. Alone and determined to get the artifacts to their destination, she is forced to improvise as the cartel closes in on her. That improvisation lands her in the arms of a handsome stranger.

Realizing that she has jeopardized the man at the airport, Faith has to decide which is more important…saving his life, or completing her mission.

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Teaser from RAPID AGENDA, the second book in the adult romantic suspense series, High-Risk Agenda, by USA Today bestselling author Maureen A. Miller

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Excerpt #1
Why were these cartel punks keeping her?

If they were after the bag—thanks to her, they knew where it was heading. There was no need to keep her.

Faith swallowed. What were the alternatives? Leave her on the side of the highway? She didn’t think men like this left loose strings. They left declarations. She had done her research on some of the most unsavory Central American cartels. They didn’t leave loose strings. They left bodies. Statements.

Twenty-six. She was twenty-six years old. A trainee. Was that an excuse for stupidity? For mistakes?

Her knowledge of the language was passable, but she couldn’t decipher the low timbres of the exchange in the front seat. The man in the passenger seat turned his head to leer at her. Perspiration or hair gel plastered his black hair back from a high forehead.

“When we get the skulls back, we chop you head off so it can join them.”

Lovely.

Faith crossed her arms to try and conceal the tremors racing through her limbs. They had not handcuffed her. She searched the back seat and grimy car mats for something she could attack them with. Reading her thoughts, the man hefted the barrel of his gun over the seatback, aiming it at her.

“No, no, señorita.” He wagged the gun back and forth. The motion drew her attention to a tattoo poking out from beneath his shirt sleeve. The snout of a pig was exposed.

Faith sucked in a quick breath. The Cerdo Loco cartel.

“I threw the bag in the garbage at the airport,” she vowed futilely.

Gel-head sneered, revealing the tip of a badly yellowed tooth.

“We saw you get on the bus with it,” he claimed. “We saw da man you got on with. We go to Tikal where the bus goes. We find the man. We find the bag. We chop your head off.”

If only that was a figure of speech.

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Teaser from RAPID AGENDA, the second book in the adult romantic suspense series, High-Risk Agenda, by USA Today bestselling author Maureen A. Miller

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Get Caught Up on the Series:

Book 1: JUNGLE AGENDA
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USA Today bestselling author Maureen A. Miller

Author Maureen A. Miller

About the Author
USA TODAY bestselling author, Maureen A. Miller worked in the software industry for fifteen years. She crawled around plant floors in a hard hat and safety glasses hooking up computers to behemoth manufacturing machines. The job required extensive travel. The best form of escapism during those lengthy airport layovers became writing.

Maureen’s first novel, WIDOW’S TALE, earned her a Golden Heart nomination in Romantic Suspense. After that she became hooked to the genre. In fact, she was so hooked she is the founder of the JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE website.

Recently, Maureen branched out into the Young Adult Science Fiction market with the popular BEYOND Series. To her it was still Romantic Suspense…just on another planet!.

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Where to Find Maureen A. Miller
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Cover Reveal – TWO KINDS OF US by Sarah Sutton

 

Author Sarah Sutton is revealing the cover to TWO KINDS OF US, a stand-alone young adult contemporary romance, releasing May 25, 2021

Author Sarah Sutton is revealing the cover to TWO KINDS OF US, a stand-alone young adult contemporary romance, releasing May 25, 2021. See below for the cover, information on the book, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

TWO KINDS OF US, a stand-alone young adult contemporary romance, by Sarah Sutton

TWO KINDS OF US by Sarah Sutton

About the Book
Title: TWO KINDS OF US
Author: Sarah Sutton
Release Date: May 25, 2021
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
In a life of diamond bracelets and country clubs, I’m the perfect daughter. I get all the right grades, volunteer at all the right organizations, apply to all the right colleges.

And I hate every second of it. At the rate my life is playing out, under the strict rule of my parents, politicians and housewives will be my future.

Until I meet Harry.

Harry’s a singer in a rock band with a voice so drop-dead sexy that I actually feel hypnotized. Doesn’t hurt that he’s hot either, and with the kind, flirty personality to match, it’s the perfect trifecta. And even better, he sees me as the me I want to be. The me who can break free of the life I’m trapped in, the me who can control my own future.

The only problem? He knows me as Stella, my fun, carefree alter-ego—so drastically different than Destelle, the one who is trapped in the life my parents rule for me.

But as we get closer, I realize Harry’s keeping a secret of his own, something related to his dark past that he’s trying to move on from, and when I find out, everything we’ve built could come crashing down.

 

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TWO KINDS OF US, a stand-alone young adult contemporary romance, by Sarah Sutton is coming May 25, 2021

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Young Adult Author Sarah Sutton

Author Sarah Sutton

About the Author
Sarah Sutton is a YA Romance author, bringing you stories about teenagers falling in love (sometimes with magic)✨She spends her days dreaming up ideas with her two adorable puppies by her side being cheerleaders (and mega distractions).

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Sarah Sutton
Goodreads | Website | Member Access | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Release Day – FADE INTO YOU (LA Rock Star Romance Series) by Elle Greco

 

Today is release day for FADE INTO YOU, the fourth book in the adult contemporary rockstar romance series, LA Rock Star Romance, by Ell Greco

Today is release day for FADE INTO YOU, the fourth book in the adult contemporary rockstar romance series, LA Rock Star Romance, by Ell Greco. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

FADE INTO YOU, the fourth book in her adult contemporary rockstar romance series, LA Rock Star Romance, by Elle Greco

FADE INTO YOU (LA Rock Star Romance Series #4) by Elle Greco

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: FADE INTO YOU
Series: LA Rock Star Romance Series #4
Author: Elle Greco
Release Date: April 19, 2021
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT 

Synopsis
It’s all fun and games until someone falls in love.

Six years after the cops found Ear Assassins’ lead singer dead of a drug overdose, his widow Lydon Johnson has only just begun to pick up the pieces. Now she finds she’s fast running out of money to support herself and her son. A reality TV show is an unappealing means to an end, but in the interest of keeping a roof over their heads, she signs on. But the producers soon find out, Lydon’s kind of boring for a rock and roll widow.

Vince Davis, lead singer of Anthem, is a rock and roll legend two decades in the making. But when the head of his longtime record label is exposed as the cause of his son’s drug overdose, his attempt to split his band from the label comes with a personal cost that he’s not sure he’s ready to make.

Enter Lydon. Vince has an idea to spice up Lydon’s flailing reality show: pretend to be lovers. Thrust back into a glowing spotlight, can Vince’s amped star power get Anthem out of their contract on his own terms?

The reality TV producers think it’s a match made in rock and roll heaven. What could possibly go wrong?

When you hate the person you are supposed to fall in love with, LOADS.

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Teaser from FADE INTO YOU, the fourth book in the adult contemporary rockstar romance series, LA Rock Star Romance, by Elle Greco

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Excerpt
Vince flashed his panty-melting grin. “And now we also know that the feelings you have for me scare you.”

“Rubbish,” I snapped. His eyes danced with humor.

“Seriously, Lydon, I’m scared too.” His hands slid along my thighs. “But it’s worth the risk, don’t you think?”

I closed my eyes. “We can’t let Charlie know. I don’t want him hurt.”

“I’d never hurt Charlie.”

I opened my eyes to see his earnest look. “But you might hurt me, and right now that’s the same thing in his little boy heart.”

He pressed his hand over mine on my chest. “I don’t want to hurt you, Lydon.”

“We don’t go into these things wanting to hurt people. It’s just what happens. It’s a by-product,” I said. My brain flashed to Charlie again. He never knew Chad, so he never experienced that sort of aching loss. His loss was different—more of a sadness around never having a father. If Charlie got close to Vince and lost him… that pain rips through your heart and cuts into your very soul.

Was I willing to take that gamble with Charlie’s heart? Because it wasn’t just my own that was exposed.

“I can’t, Vince. It’s too risky.”

He leaned into me, a hand landing on the mattress by my hip. “Lady Ly, we are halfway there with this reality show. Maybe we should try?”

It was tempting. Vince was right. The sex we had was explosive. It was raw. It felt right.

But it had also been six years since I last got laid, so I couldn’t exactly trust what I felt.

I leaned away from him. “How about we just, you know, scratch the itch every once in a while?”

His head cocked. “Go on. I want to hear this.”

“I mean, we carry on as normal, faking it for the cameras and such. But if we get the urge to, you know…” I paused. “Have intercourse…”

Vince closed his eyes and shook his head. When he opened them again, he pressed his forehead to mine. “So, friends with benefits.”

I stared at his full lips and tamped down the urge to kiss him. “We could call it that, I suppose.”

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Teaser from FADE INTO YOU, the fourth book in the adult contemporary rockstar romance series, LA Rock Star Romance, by Elle Greco

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Author Elle Greco

Author Elle Greco

About the Author
I write fiction about badass women (and the people they love).

Urban Fantasy lovers will know me as Karen Greco, author of the best-selling Hell’s Belle series. My Contemporary Romance books are written under Elle Greco. While the genres are worlds apart, strong female characters are the chain that links all my worlds. These women are magical. They wield wicked weapons. They play a mean drum solo. They fall in love. They rule the boardroom and the bedroom. Whatever they do, they do it with swagger.

My storytelling career began when I forced everyone play “make believe” with me when I was a kid. That eventually morphed into banging out short stories on my mom’s old manual typewriter. As I got older, I graduated to penning bad poetry, then not terrible plays as a teenager. I studied playwright in college but my career took a detour and I ended up working in journalism and then entertainment publicity, which kept me busy for 20 or so years. 

My “day job” has taken me from gritty rock clubs in The Bowery to glam red carpets during movie premieres and awards shows. My background working with talent (and the suits) in the industry has served me well with the LA Rock Star Romance series.  A few years ago, I decided to pursue my original passion and a few full-length novels later, here we are. I love anything spooky and impossible to explain. If you love hanging out in cemeteries, the older the better, I’d totally go on a road trip with you. I have two rescue dogs, a patient husband, and an awesome kid.

Where to Find Elle Greco
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Release Day + Giveaway – YOU SPIN ME (Boston Classics Series) by Karen Grey

 

Today is release day for YOU SPIN ME, the third book in the adult nostalgic romance series, Boston Classics, by Karen Grey

Today is release day for YOU SPIN ME, the third book in the adult nostalgic romance series, Boston Classics, by Karen Grey. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

YOU SPIN ME, the third book in the adult nostalgic romance series, Boston Classics, by Karen Grey

YOU SPIN ME (Boston Classics Series #3) by Karen Grey

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
YOU SPIN ME
Series: Boston Classics Series #3
Author: Karen Grey
Release Date: April 29, 2021
Genre: Adult Nostalgic Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon IT | Amazon DE | Amazon FR 

Synopsis
Some scars go further than skin deep…

1988 doesn’t end well for Jessica Abraham. In just one week she turns thirty, loses her day job, and loses the role of Ophelia to a younger actress. Rallying, she goes after a part at a theater outside of the city, but the director’s plan to hide her beauty behind hair, makeup and wardrobe from Cosmo’s “Don’t” column shakes her confidence to the core.

For the first time in her acting career, she won’t be able to rely on her carefully managed physical charms. Only her craft will count.

On a snowy night early in January 1989, a woman calls into DJ Callihan Alonso’s alt-rock radio show at the end of her commute. He asks her to call back the next night, and the next, just so he’ll know she’s home safe. There’s something about her voice that has him wanting more, but the longer they talk, the closer she gets. Compromising each and every wall he’s built around his heart.

If two lonely people fall in love over late-night phone calls, will meeting face-to-face make them, or break them?

In this heartfelt, slow burn retro romcom, it may be the end of a decade, but it’s the beginning of a love story.

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Teaser from YOU SPIN ME, the third book in the adult nostalgic romance series, Boston Classics, by Karen Grey

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Author Karen Grey

Author Karen Grey

About the Author
KAREN GREY is the pen name for award-winning narrator Karen White. A stage, screen and radio drama actor in Boston, New York and Los Angeles in the late 20th century, she started recording books in 1999. Now back in her home state of North Carolina, she shares a home with her family and (probably) too many pets, where she continues to narrate audiobooks as well as make up stories.

The first three books in her Boston Classics series of retro romcoms released in 2020, with more to come in 2021. What I’m Looking For, #1 in the series is the winner of AudioFile Magazine’s Earphones Award, the NJ Romance Writers’ Put Your Heart in a Book contest and Hearts Through History’s Romance Through the Ages contest in the Modern History category.

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Cover Reveal + Giveaway – RETRACE by Sigal Ehrlich

 

Author Sigal Ehrlich is revealing the cover to RETRACE, a stand-alone new adult contemporary romance

Author Sigal Ehrlich is revealing the cover to RETRACE, a stand-alone new adult contemporary romance. See below for information on the book, buy links, a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR,  and details on her giveaway.

RETRACE, a stand-alone new adult contemporary romance, by Sigal Ehrlich

RETRACE by Sigal Ehrlich

About the Book
Title: RETRACE
Author: Sigal Ehrlich
Release Date: November 6, 2014
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
The new Nia is a different person. She’s not afraid to make new friends, show her light-hearted side, and get serious about her job, or at least that’s how she sells herself to the world. Nia believes putting distance between herself and home will help her run away from her past.

Former FBI agent Reeves Mitchell, sinfully attractive and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Nia needs to help her forget what she’s left behind. In contention with his own past, Reeves spends his nights bartending and his days as a private agent dealing with matters in the grey area of the law.

A chaotic, sensual encounter leads to the perfect pact that will keep them safe: no commitment, just friendship…with benefits. But nothing in life is risk-free.

When suppressed emotions emerge, a seemingly impossible decision has to be made. Do they fight their growing feelings or retrace their lives back to where wounded hearts can be broken once more?

 

 

 

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Author Sigal Ehrlich

Author Sigal Ehrlich

About the Author
Sigal Ehrlich is a bestselling author of refreshing, fun, and sweet romance books. She loves books, cold weather, and the occasional bubbly drink. Living as an expat for most of her life, Sigal has been lucky enough to visit many exotic places and meet some unique people from all corners of the world, while experiencing the sweet triumphs and travails of trying to acclimate to new “homes.” Currently, Sigal calls the Czech Republic home where she lives with her husband and three kids.

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Sigal Ehrlich
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – IT’S A CURSE THING (Singles Town Series) by Lisa Wells

 

Welcome to the book blitz for IT'S A CURSE THING, the second book in the adult paranormal romantic comedy series, Singles Town, by Lisa Wells

Welcome to the book blitz for IT’S A CURSE THING, the second book in the adult paranormal romantic comedy series, Singles Town, by Lisa Wells. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

IT'S A CURSE THING, the second book in the adult paranormal romantic comedy series, Singles Town, by Lisa Wells

IT’S A CURSE THING (Singles Town Series #2) by Lisa Wells

About the Book
Title:
IT’S A CURSE THING
Series: Singles Town Series #2
Author:
Lisa Wells
Publisher: Up All Night Publishing
Release Date: April 27, 2021
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romantic Comedy
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Synopsis
It’s not forever. It’s not freaking forever.

What’s a witch to do when her magic’s been hacked and her tongue wickedly cursed! No matter how hard Eloise Redd concentrates on keeping her thoughts to herself, she blurts them. The only option is to lie low and wait for the hacker’s ransom note —and hope the demands aren’t too steep. In the meantime, she hides out in a haunted town as a palm reader. What could possibly go wrong reading palms?

Jeffrey Bales, Chief Operating Officer of Think Tank Innovations, is excellent at peopling. What he’s not good at is fending off a multitude of women convinced he’s their souls’ missing puzzle piece. This thanks to the town’s magical palm reader. A woman whose mouth should come with a hazard warning. He has no choice but to turn his charms on her to silence those wayward words. Just a tiny, fake relationship should work…Unless it takes place under the roof of a bewitched house. One determined to bind them together eternally. That ransom demand can’t arrive soon enough.

What if this is forever?

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Excerpt #2
Eloise stood outside Jeff’s house and waited for the lovely old Victorian to welcome her and her cat inside. Charm, the moodiest cat ever, had been MIA ever since she’d been forced to move to Knotty with Eloise.

“Who are you?” the house barked in a voice gruff with age. Not even a hint of the English accent Eloise had expected.

“Eloise Redd, of the Salem Redds. And you are?” Eloise stood straight and unafraid. This was not her first conversation with a house.

“Gwinifer. You may call me Ms. Gwinifer. And the feline?”

Eloise held her cage out in front of her so Gwinifer could get a good look. “Charm. Of the Salem Charms.”

“I’m not particularly fond of cats,” Gwinifer said.

Charm’s back arched. “Hiiiiissssss.”

“Neither am I.” Eloise gave Charm a behave-yourself look and sat the cage on the ground. “But I’m a witch. They’re required. Along with a cauldron, but I left that in the trunk of the car.”

A nose appeared on the front of the house and it sniffed the air around Eloise. “I can’t say I’m fond of witches either.”

“Neither am I. But, as they say, one doesn’t get to pick their birth family.” Was Jeff inside watching her talk to his house? If so, why hadn’t he come outside and made proper introductions, instead of forcing Eloise to announce herself like a commoner? Surely, if the house was talking to her, it had also spoken to Jeff on his move-in day. Who was she kidding? If the guy was skeptical about palm readers, there’s no way he had ever admitted to himself he heard a house talking. He had probably blamed whatever he had heard from Gwinifer on the wind whistling through tree branches and playing tricks on his ears.

She glanced away from the nose and admired the house. She didn’t want Gwinifer to feel rushed into making a decision. A house that felt forced into welcoming a guest could be quite abusive to said guest. Cold showers. Creaking floorboards. Drafty rooms. Dead mouse smells.

On the outside, Gwinifer was a sassy lady. Her colorful eclecticism and intricate excess so fit the town itself. Her facade had an elaborately decorated gable and off to one side, a round tower. Her steeply pitched and complex roof perched like a jaunty hat, giving her further style. It was in the window of her dormer that Eloise got a nod of approval. A wink.

“You’ll do,” Gwinifer said in a haughty tone.

Eloise could practically here the house’s eyes rolling. She smiled and gave a curtsy. “Thank you.”

“Don’t make me regret allowing a witch inside my sanctuary,” Gwinifer snapped. “I have a temper. The last time I got mad at a witch, a tornado took out the town.”

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Author Lisa Wells

Author Lisa Wells

About the Author
Lisa Wells writes romantic comedy with enough steam to fog your eyeglasses, your brain, and sometimes your Kindle screen. On the other hands, her eighty-year-old mother-in-law has read Lisa’s steamiest book and lived to offer her commentary. Which went something like this: You used words I’ve never heard of…

She lives in Missouri with her husband and slightly-chunky rescue dog. Lisa loves dark chocolate, red wine, and those rare mornings when her skinny jeans fit. Which isn’t often, considering the first two entries on her love-it list.

 

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Where to Find Lisa Wells
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – RUNAWAY TRAIN (Runaway Train Series) by Lee Matthew Goldberg

 

Welcome to the blog tour for RUNAWAY TRAIN, the first book in the young adult contemporary series, Runaway Train, by Lee Matthew Goldberg

Welcome to the blog tour for RUNAWAY TRAIN, the first book in the young adult contemporary series, Runaway Train, by Lee Matthew Goldberg. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on his giveaway.

RUNAWAY TRAIN, the first book in the young adult contemporary series, Runaway Train, by Lee Matthew Goldberg

RUNAWAY TRAIN (Runaway Train Series #1) by Lee Matthew Goldberg

About the Book
Title:
RUNAWAY TRAIN
Series: Runaway Train Series #1
Author: Lee Matthew Goldberg
Publisher: Wise Wolf Books
Release Date: April 29, 2021
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
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Synopsis
They told me I was an out-of-control train about to crash…

Everything changed when the police officer knocked on the door to tell me – a 16-year-old – that my older sister Kristen had died of a brain aneurysm. Cue the start of my parents neglecting me and my whole life spiraling out of control.

I decided now was the perfect time to skip town. It’s the early 90’s, Kurt Cobain runs the grunge music scene and I just experienced some serious trauma. What’s a girl supposed to do? I didn’t want to end up like Kristen, so I grabbed my bucket list, turned up my mixtape of the greatest 90’s hits and fled L.A.. The goal was to end up at Kurt Cobain’s house in Seattle, but I never could have guessed what would happen along the way.

At turns heartbreaking, inspiring, and laugh out loud funny, Runaway Train is a wild journey of a bygone era and a portrait of a one-of-a-kind teenage girl trying to find herself again the only way she knows how.

 

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Excerpt #3
The grunge mixtape I’d made for Kristen has become a permanent fixture in my life, rotating from the car’s tape deck to my Sony Sports Walkman as if it possesses the uncanny ability to keep me further connected to her. We’d gotten into a fight before she died. Not a knockdown, drag-out, hair-pulling kind of battle—more so a test of willpower. I’d taken to smoking cigarettes in my room. This was a new phase. Before I’d previously sneak them in the backyard, but my personality was starting to veer toward not giving a flying pig. She complained about the dangers of secondhand smoke and that she could smell it in her room. I told her she was mental. Then we had our dueling music wars.

Kristen blasted Mariah Carey’s “Dreamlover,” super happy pop garbage that I counterbalanced with some Alice in Chains “Dirt” with its heavy guitars, droning vocal harmonies, and drug-induced lyrics. She fought back with Janet Jackson’s insipid “That’s the Way Loves Goes.” Barf city. So I attacked with Soundgarden’s “Jesus Christ Pose,” thrashing guitars yet powerfully ethereal. She cued up some Ace of Base, and I rushed inside her room and turned off that nonsense.

“Like, don’t you want to listen to music that has meaning?” I asked, my blood boiling. How could we come from the same womb and be such polar opposites?

Kristen was wearing a green facemask, her blond hair in a ponytail, ready for bed super early since she had a 6:00 a.m. track practice.

“Don’t you ever want to listen to something that’s not so depressing and moody?”

I started to respond that not all my favorite songs are depressing, but “Jesus Christ Pose” ended and “Face Pollution” began, making my point moot.

“I like songs about love,” Kristen said.

“Mariah Carey is like artificial sweetener.”

“Her songs are catchy,” Kristen said. “Music doesn’t have to open up a vein like you want it to.”

“Will you just give, like, Nirvana a try?” I asked, begging. My eyes were even tearing, unsure why I was getting so emotional.

“Nico, it’s just not for me.”

“I’ll play ‘Drain You’ and you’ll see–”

“I have early practice tomorrow,” she said, turning her nose to the door as an indication for me to leave. So I stomped out and turned my music up even louder, just to piss her off. The next day we didn’t speak and the following morning after that she died so I could feel extra lousy about my shitty self.

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Author Lee Matthew Goldberg

Author Lee Matthew Goldberg

About the Author
Lee Matthew Goldberg is the author of the novels THE ANCESTOR, THE MENTOR, THE DESIRE CARD and SLOW DOWN. He has been published in multiple languages and nominated for the Prix du Polar. His first YA series RUNAWAY TRAIN is forthcoming in 2021 along with a sci-fi novel ORANGE CITY. After graduating with an MFA from the New School, his writing has also appeared in The Millions, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, LitReactor, Monkeybicycle, Fiction Writers Review, Cagibi, Necessary Fiction, the anthology Dirty Boulevard, The Montreal Review, The Adirondack Review, The New Plains Review, Underwood Press and others. He is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Fringe, dedicated to publishing fiction that’s outside-of-the-box. His pilots and screenplays have been finalists in Script Pipeline, Book Pipeline, Stage 32, We Screenplay, the New York Screenplay, Screencraft, and the Hollywood Screenplay contests. He is the co-curator of The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series and lives in New York City. Follow him at LeeMatthewGoldberg.com.

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Release Day – AN OFFICER AND A FORTUNE (The Fortunes of Texas Series) by Nina Crespo

 

Today is release day for AN OFFICER AND A FORTUNE, the fifth book in the adult contemporary romance series, The Fortunes of Texas, by Nina Crespo

Today is release day for AN OFFICER AND A FORTUNE, the fifth book in the adult contemporary romance series, The Fortunes of Texas, by Nina Crespo. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and an exclusive excerpt.

AN OFFICER AND A FORTUNE, the fifth book in the adult contemporary romance series, The Fortunes of Texas, by Nina Crespo

AN OFFICER AND A FORTUNE (The Fortunes of Texas Series #5) by Nina Crespo

About the Book
Title:
AN OFFICER AND A FORTUNE
Series: The Fortunes of Texas Series #5
Author: Nina Crespo
Publisher: Harlequin Special Edition
Release Date: April 27, 2021
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
His homecoming was temporary. Until he met the woman who changed everything.

Captain Collin Waldon is on leave from the military, tending to his ailing father in his final days. Knowing his stay in Rambling Rose will be short, Collin is not looking for romantic entanglements—especially not with Nicole Fortune, the beautiful, free-spirited executive chef of Roja Restaurant in the struggling Hotel Fortune. Yet these two unlikely lovers seem perfect for each other, until Collin’s reassignment threatens their newfound bliss…

From Harlequin Special Edition: Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness.

 

 

 

 

 

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Excerpt
Collin looked to Nicole. “And thank you. I really enjoyed lunch.”

As Nicole shrugged that same glimmer of happiness he’d spotted at the market was in her eyes. “It was the least I could do for you giving me your rosemary.”

The least she could do? She had no idea what she’d actually done for him. He’d walked in feeling like crap, and she’d helped him feel better, getting him to talk about food and places he hadn’t thought of in a long time.

As he looked into her eyes, the urge to tell her that almost overwhelmed him.

Collin shook off the feeling and glanced around the dining room. Except for the waitstaff, the restaurant was empty. “I should go.”

Nicole followed his gaze. “And I should get back to work.”

As they rose from the table, what felt like a fifty pound rucksack of reality and responsibility clawed its way back onto his shoulders.

Nicole looked at Collin, frowning as if she saw the invisible load he was carrying. She lifted her hand as if planning to reach out to him, but lowered it instead. “Bye, Collin.”

As her hand fell, something that felt like hope went with it. “Bye.”

Collin walked out of the restaurant. After a few short hours of being with Nicole, he was already missing her…

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Teaser from AN OFFICER AND A FORTUNE, the fifth book in the adult contemporary romance series, The Fortunes of Texas, by Nina Crespo

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Author Nina Crespo

Author Nina Crespo

About the Author
Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions — the beach, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life hero and dancing.

Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a “borrowing spree” in her older sister’s bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel.

Let Nina’s sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after.

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Cover Reveal – HAVEN ENDURING (The Legion of Pneumos Series) by H.B. Reneau

 

Author H.B. Reneau is revealing the cover to HAVEN ENDURING, the second book in her young adult fantasy series, The Legion of Pneumos, releasing July 15, 2021

Author H.B. Reneau is revealing the cover to HAVEN ENDURING, the second book in her young adult fantasy series, The Legion of Pneumos, releasing July 15, 2021. See below for the cover, information on the book and series, and preorder links.

HAVEN ENDURING, the second book in her young adult fantasy series, The Legion of Pneumos, by H.B. Reneau

HAVEN ENDURING (The Legion of Pneumos Series #1) by H.B. Reneau

About the Book
Title: HAVEN ENDURING
Series: The Legion of Pneumos Series #2
Author: H.B. Reneau
Publisher: Vesalian Publishing
Release Date: July 15, 2021
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
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Synopsis
That which was undone may be reborn, but only at the price of chaos.

After losing the one person she could always depend on, Keira Altman has fled the Capital and its deadly dance of political intrigue, finding herself instead amidst the perilous jungles of the Southern Shield. Looking for respite and peace from the guilt that haunts her, Keira instead finds a world still on the verge of chaos. Try as she might to avoid the coming onslaught, her fate remains tied in service to Pneumos, a calling she can never truly escape.

Guarded against further heartbreak, Keira ventures back into the vipers’ den. But when long-held secrets come to a head, she discovers that the key to restoring order and reclaiming all that she has lost may be far closer than expected. With the help of some new and unexpected allies, Keira is determined to unravel the mysteries the Legion has buried deep over the centuries. Yet perhaps some questions are best left unanswered.

In this epic, action-packed sequel to the hit YA Fantasy Chaos Looming, Loren stands upon the edge of a knife, with paths diverging to order or chaos. Time will tell what fate has in store.

 

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Author H.B. Reneau

Author H.B. Reneau

About the Author
H.B. Reneau is an emerging author of YA fantasy and contemporary fiction. Author, medical student, and proud dog mom, H.B. Reneau is known for her character-driven, genre-crossing fiction that draws on her experiences in both medicine and the military. She has a particular love for strong female characters who face up to adversity and manage to subvert some expectations along the way. When not writing or at the hospital, she can be found hiking, drinking coffee to excess, and getting lost in new cities.

To learn more about her, head over to her website at www.hbreneau.com. There you’ll find her books, blog, and fun extras. Or reach out directly! She loves connecting with readers through social media and email so be sure to follow her and sign up for the monthly newsletter to receive receive free gifts, awesome discounts, and updates on all her latest projects!

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Teaser Reveal – FINDING OUR SOMEDAY (Someday Series) by M.M. Koenig

 

Author M.M. Koenig is revealing a teaser from FINDING OUR SOMEDAY, the third book in her new adult contemporary romance series, Someday, releasing May 6, 2021. See below for the cover, information on the book and series, an exclusive teaser excerpt, and preorder links.

FINDING OUR SOMEDAY, the third book in the adult contemporary romance series, Someday, by M.M. Koenig

FINDING OUR SOMEDAY (Someday Series #3) by M.M. Koenig

About the Book
Title: FINDING OUR SOMEDAY
Series: Someday Series #3
Author: M.M. Koenig
Release Date: May 6, 2021
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
The past should be behind her, but for Bri McAndrews, it keeps sneaking up in the worst ways. Lies, vicious plots, and manipulation follow Bri everywhere she turns. All she wants is to pick up the pieces and move on with her life, but the mistakes she’s made continue to haunt her, hurt her, pull her under. And with the sting of Trey’s latest betrayal still very fresh, Bri doesn’t know if she can truly trust him with her heart, leaving her at a crossroads she’s not ready to face.

The future should be bright, but for Trey Donovan, that’s the furthest thing from the truth. Trey has more regrets than he can count on one hand. To find atonement, he’s had to own up to the things he’s done, creating a rift with Bri he can’t seem to mend. Trey only wants the life with Bri he sees in his mind, but it keeps evading him, remaining just out of reach—especially when they find themselves standing between two of the most important people in their lives.

You need darkness in order to see the stars shine, but when a storm blows in, leaving a thunder cloud that blocks any semblance of hope, will two hearts become one, or have they become too tarnished to find their someday?

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FINDING OUR SOMEDAY, the third book in the adult contemporary romance series, Someday, by M.M. Koenig

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Author M.M. Koenig

Author M.M. Koenig

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

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

 

Where to Find M.M. Koenig
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Book Blitz – Teaser Excerpt + Giveaway – THE BETWEEN by Ryan Leslie

`Welcome to the book blitz for THE BETWEEN, a stand-alone adult horror, by Ryan Leslie, releasing April 27, 2021

Welcome to the book blitz for THE BETWEEN, a stand-alone adult horror, by Ryan Leslie, releasing April 27, 2021. See below for information on the book, preorder links, an exclusive teaser excerpt, and details on his giveaway.

THE BETWEEN, a stand-alone adult horror, by Ryan Leslie

THE BETWEEN by Ryan Leslie

About the Book
Title:
THE BETWEEN
Author:
Ryan Leslie
Publisher: Parliament House
Release Date: April 27, 2021
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
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Synopsis
While landscaping his backyard, ever-conscientious Paul Prentice discovers an iron door buried in the soil. His childhood friend and perpetual source of mischief, Jay Lightsey, pushes them to explore what’s beneath.

When the door slams shut above them, Paul and Jay are trapped in a between-worlds place of Escher-like rooms and horror story monsters, all with a mysterious connection to a command-line, dungeon explorer computer game from the early ’80s called The Between.

Paul and Jay find themselves filling roles in a story that seems to play out over and over again. But in this world, where their roles warp their minds, the biggest threat to survival may not be the Koŝmaro, risen from the Between’s depths to hunt them; the biggest danger may be each other.

 

 

 

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Teaser from THE BETWEEN, a stand-alone adult horror, by Ryan Leslie

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Author Ryan Leslie

Author Ryan Leslie

About the Author
Ryan Leslie oversees research for a large health system, where making stuff up is generally frowned upon. His creative outlet has always been writing fiction. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, children’s author Lindsay Leslie, and their two sons.

 

 

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – STRYKER’S GIRL (Red Eagle Ranch Series) by Alyssa Bailey

`Welcome to the book blitz for STRYKER'S GIRL, the first book in the adult romantic suspense series, Red Eagle Ranch, by USA Today bestselling author, Alyssa Bailey

Welcome to the book blitz for STRYKER’S GIRL, the first book in the adult romantic suspense series, Red Eagle Ranch, by USA Today bestselling author, Alyssa Bailey. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

STRYKER'S GIRL, the first book in the adult romantic suspense series, Red Eagle Ranch, by USA Today bestselling author, Alyssa Bailey

STRYKER’S GIRL (Red Eagle Ranch Series #1) by Alyssa Bailey

About the Book
Title:
STRYKER’S GIRL
Series: Red Eagle Ranch Series #1
Author:
Alyssa Bailey
Release Date: April 5, 2021
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
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Synopsis
He needs to fire her or claim her before it’s too late.

Avery gets caught in a web of deceit when she agrees to help save her family farm. As her life begins to tangle chaotically, her attraction grows for her new boss, Stryker Red Eagle, but he is the enemy… or is he?

Stryker’s ordered life is turned upside down when Avery arrives as a woman, not the male assistant he thought he was getting. She is stealing his concentration, and something is going on with her that he can’t figure out.

To save his sanity, Stryker needs to either fire Avery or claim her as his own. But then the real trouble begins.

 

 

 

 

 

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Teaser from STRYKER'S GIRL, the first book in the adult romantic suspense series, Red Eagle Ranch, by USA Today bestselling author, Alyssa Bailey

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He was a moody man, and she didn’t have time for that even if he sent her libido into orbit. It had only started as an offer for a temp job, but once Ben discovered where she was going to work, he had demanded she add the family agenda. She was only out for a connection between him and the farm and then something that would break that link. Once that was found, she would likely need to slip away quickly and quietly. And that just sucked.

She waited to see if there would be any movement from Renee’s office, but when all was quiet for a few moments, she walked closer. Good, maybe she could sneak into Stryker’s office and look through some of his papers while they were otherwise occupied.

Avery locked the front door. Her heart pounded, and her blood rushed as she worked on scanning through all the paperwork in the inbox and then in the outbox on Stryker’s desk. Automatically picking up a dirty coffee cup from Stryker’s desk, she tried to open a file cabinet but found it was locked. There was a noise in the office next door, and then the front door opened. Caught with nowhere to go, she carried his cup out of the office.

Declan walked in the door and pocketed his keys. “Who locked the door?”

“The last one to go in or out of that door was Stryker.” Not a lie but not an answer to the question asked.

Declan paused. “Is Stryker in there?” He nodded in the direction of the room she was exiting.

“No, I was dropping off something and grabbing his coffee cup to clean.”

“He’s washing his cup now?”

Avery frowned and looked inside the cup. “Well, I am. This is disgusting.”

Declan laughed. “I could get used to you. But a word to the wise. I’d have it washed and then refilled with coffee as soon as he walks in the door, so he doesn’t notice right away that you’ve washed it.”

“Why? Doesn’t he like it cleaned?”

“Nope. Says it adds character and flavor to his next cup.”

Avery rolled her eyes. “Right.”

“Hey, I’m Declan, but I don’t have time to chat. I’ll see you at dinner or lunch soon. Yeah?”

“Oh, um, yes.”

“Good.”

That was too close for comfort. Avery wasn’t up to this spy business. Going behind people’s back kept her stomach in an uproar. The honesty in her bones was rioting, and it was more than a little uncomfortable. Something told her if Stryker ever found out, she would be one sorry woman.

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Teaser from STRYKER'S GIRL, the first book in the adult romantic suspense series, Red Eagle Ranch, by USA Today bestselling author, Alyssa Bailey

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USA Today bestselling author Alyssa Bailey

Author Alyssa Bailey

About the Author

Alyssa Bailey is a USA Today and Amazon No. 1 bestselling author of Historical and Contemporary Suspense romances, Alyssa writes light, realistic romance novels full of sizzling alpha males and the spicy adventuresome women they love. My characters live in Cowboy Country, Regency/Victorian England, and the Contemporary realm all with a touch of suspense and a Happily Ever After.

A proud Texan living among the wealth of Alaska’s beauty, I watch eagles fly overhead, whales and salmon frolicking in the sea, seals clapping for attention, and bears in the neighbor’s garbage. I vacation where rattlesnakes and scorpions roam beside black widow spiders, cattle country, rodeos, and horses that are eager to take you on your own happy trails.

Thank you for reading my adventures of love with a touch of something special.

Where to find Alyssa Bailey
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Blog Tour – Excerpt – BOOK OF LOVE (Sweetness and Light Series) by Erin Satie

 

Welcome to the blog tour for BOOK OF LOVE, the second book in the adult historical romance series, Sweetness and Light, by Erin Satie

Welcome to the blog tour for BOOK OF LOVE, the second book in the adult historical romance series, Sweetness and Light, by Erin Satie. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

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

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

About the Book
Title: BOOK OF LOVE
Series: Sweetness and Light Series #2
Author: Erin Satie
Publisher: Little Phrase
Release Date: April 20, 2021
Genre: Adult Historical Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT 

Synopsis
She’s trying to make ends meet. He’s out for a bit of fun.

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

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

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

She defies all expectations. So does he.

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

Or maybe they’re perfect for one another.

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

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Excerpt
What a kiss, he thought. She’d fallen right into it. He’d fallen right into it. He’d never thought all that claptrap was real, about two souls touching. Nonsense, he would have said. Sex was fun, it felt good, nothing else to it. Fine, fine, a little else. Not much else. Nakedness was always unnerving at first but anything could be intimate, really, a game of croquet or a game of cards. All the same, right?

God, he had been completely wrong. His lips touched her lips, and all of a sudden his brain caught fire and all his feelings melted right into his mouth. She’d kissed him back, and for a moment he really felt like he was dissolving. Into mist, or spirit stuff, or those invisible waves of heat that undulated over very hot flames. Maybe some combination of all that, half-erotic and half-ascended.

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

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Author Erin Satie

Author Erin Satie

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

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

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

 

 

Where to Find Erin Satie
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Cover Reveal – TARTARUS (Queen of the Underworld Series) by Dani Hoots

 

Author Dani Hoots is revealing the cover to TARTARUS, the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Queen of the Underworld, releasing July 13, 2021

Author Dani Hoots is revealing the cover to TARTARUS, the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Queen of the Underworld, releasing July 13, 2021. See below for the cover, information on the book, preorder links, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

TARTARUS, the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Queen of the Underworld, by Dani Hoots

TARTARUS (Queen of the Underworld Series #1) by Dani Hoots

About the Book
Title: TARTARUS
Series: Queen of the Underworld Series #1
Author: Dani Hoots
Publisher: FoxTales Press
Release Date: July 13, 2021
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Link: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play

Synopsis
She will stop at nothing to bring her father back.

Chrys has searched all of the Underworld to find a way to open Tartarus and bring her father, Hades, back to life. It was her fault he was sent there and she doesn’t care if she begins the end of the world to save him. Finally finding a clue on how to open the gates to hell itself, she leaves the Underworld and searches for the god Aether.

Will Chrys get the answers she is looking for? Or will she have to live with the guilt for the rest of her eternal life?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Author Dani Hoots

Author Dani Hoots

About the Author
Dani Hoots is a science fiction, fantasy, romance, and young adult author who loves anything with a story. She has a B.S. in Anthropology, a Masters of Urban and Environmental Planning, a Certificate in Novel Writing from Arizona State University, and a BS in Herbal Science from Bastyr University.

Currently she is working on a YA urban fantasy series called Daughter of Hades, a YA urban fantasy series called The Wonderland Chronicles, a historic fantasy vampire series called A World of Vampires, and a YA sci-fi series called Sanshlian Series. She has also started up an indie publishing company called FoxTales Press. She also works with Anthill Studios in creating comics through Antik Comics.

Her hobbies include reading, watching anime, cooking, studying different languages, wire walking, hula hoop, and working with plants. She is also an herbalist and sells her concoctions on FoxCraft Apothecary. She lives in Phoenix with her husband and visits Seattle often.

 

 

Where to Find Dani Hoots
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