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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – AWAKENING ADI (Iron Mountain Series) by Havana Wilder

 

Welcome to the book blitz for AWAKENING ADI, the fourth book in the adult dystopian fantasy romance series, Iron Mountain, by Havana Wilder

Welcome to the book blitz for AWAKENING ADI, the fourth book in the adult dystopian fantasy romance series, Iron Mountain, by Havana Wilder. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive teaser excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

AWAKENING ADI, the fourth book in the adult dystopian fantasy romance series, Iron Mountain, by Havana Wilder

AWAKENING ADI (Iron Mountain Series #4) by Havana Wilder

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Title:
AWAKENING ADI
Series: Iron Mountain Series #4
Author: Havana Wilder
Release Date: September 10, 2021
Genre: Adult Dystopian Fantasy Romance
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Synopsis
~New threats are discovered~ ~Two unlikely allies~ ~One deadly Uprising~

Embarking on a journey to helping her best friends restore a castle that now belongs to DJ Adi’s world is turned upside down. As her four-year relationship hangs on by a thread, she’s faced with a heart wrenching decision to help a new friend who knows all about her and her gifts. Callum walks into her life in need of help and her world comes to a screeching halt when she finds out why…

~All is not as it seems~

Deciding to help a guy whom her current love interest hates causes her already chaotic world to spiral out of control leaving her questioning everything. She soon finds out there is no action too horrible or too grand when pursing the one you love or are fighting your enemies. Adi finds herself stuck in a love triangle between Callum and her beloved Larson. Torn between right and wrong, justice and peace, honesty and immorality. Adi struggles to embrace herself and the world around her.

Does the battle she chooses to fight end in victory or total defeat?

In the midst of all the mayhem will either guy ultimately win Adi’s heart, or has too much damage been done for her to get her happily ever after?

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Teaser excerpt from AWAKENING ADI, the fourth book in the adult dystopian fantasy romance series, Iron Mountain, by Havana Wilder

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Get Caught Up on the Series

Book 1: PROTECTING TOVA
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Book 2: DEFENDING PIERCE
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Book 3: RESTORING DANI-JO
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Author Havana Wilder

Author Havana Wilder

About the Author
Havana has always had a vivid imagination and is an avid dreamer. As a child, she used to have a goal of making her mom laugh as much as she could by coming up with some very outlandish stories. As she grew up she discovered her love of fantasy romances and dreamt about becoming an author herself. So, she decided to put her dreams into reality by becoming an author herself.

Be sure to follow her on Instagram and Facebook for updates at Havana Wilder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

.Where to Find Havana Wilder
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Release Day – SERVE ‘N’ PROTECT (Federal K-9 Series) by Tee O’Fallon

 

Today is release day for SERVE ‘N’ PROTECT, the the fifth book in the adult contemporary romantic suspense series, Federal K-9, by Tee O'Fallon

SERVE ‘N’ PROTECT Release Day

Today is release day for SERVE ‘N’ PROTECT, the the fifth book in the adult contemporary romantic suspense series, Federal K-9, by Tee O’Fallon. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

SERVE ‘N’ PROTECT, the the fifth book in the adult contemporary romantic suspense series, Federal K-9, by Tee O'Fallon

SERVE ‘N’ PROTECT (Federal K-9 Series #5) by Tee O’Fallon

About the Book
Title: SERVE ‘N’ PROTECT
Series: Federal K-9 #5
Author: Tee O’Fallon
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: September 20, 2021
Genre:
 Adult Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
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Synopsis
Ambushed and left for dead, U.S. Secret Service K-9 Officer Markus York is on the mend and laying low in a safe house while his team tracks down his attacker. But Markus isn’t good at sitting still. Even with his K-9, Ghost, for company, he gets restless and decides now is the perfect time to do some repairs around the house…and inadvertently tears open his wounds.

Fresh out of a bad relationship that ended after a car accident left her with limited mobility, freelance accountant Cassidy Morgan has sworn off men. At least, that’s the plan. Until a frantically barking dog leads her to a neighbor’s house where she finds a mysterious man out cold and bleeding on the floor…and mumbling things like “no, they’ll find me” when she tries to call an ambulance.

Yeah, that’s not at all concerning.

Despite Markus’s surly attitude, Cassidy senses there’s something else at work beneath his rugged, keep-your-distance exterior. Whatever it is, it’s sexy as hell.

With someone still trying to kill him, Markus doesn’t want an innocent to get hurt, let alone take care of him.

If only his dog wasn’t crazy in love with her.

If only the chemistry between Markus and Cassidy didn’t explode whenever they were in the same room.

If only Cassidy wasn’t a target now, too.

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Excerpt
He jerked his head to a table on the other side of the room. “Ghost. Water bottle.”

Ghost went to the table and grabbed a water bottle in his teeth. He brought it to them, letting the bottle slip free into Markus’s waiting hand. She expected it to be punctured in at least one place, but it wasn’t.

He handed her the bottle. “You earned this.”

“Water? I earned a lot more than this.” She held up the bottle. “Try that pepperoni pizza in the bottom of my freezer. Talk nice to me, and I’ll share it with you. Oh, wait. I forgot you’re carb-free. Well, more pizza for me. If the weeds were growing outside, I’d make you a dandelion salad.”

“Actually, Little Miss Snark,” he said, setting the clipboard on the bench behind him, “that’s not a bad idea. Dandelion leaves are loaded with vitamins and antioxidants.”

“Well, don’t botanical factoids just get your heart racing?” She stood and her leg, unaccustomed to the workout, promptly gave out from beneath her.

Markus grabbed her upper arms, steadying her. Instead of releasing her right away, he just stared at her, frowning and scowling, if that were even possible. “Yeah. They do,” he murmured.

His gaze dropped to her lips and he took a step closer, cupping her face with one hand. The fresh scent of whatever soap he’d used filled her lungs, along with his own brand of sexy-as-hell man-scent. As he slowly lowered his head, her lips parted and she held her breath.
Was he going to kiss her? Did she want him to? Oh. Yeah. She did, and with every inch their mouths drew closer, her stupidly hopeful heart pounded faster.

Who knew dandelions were the way to this man’s heart?

Markus released her and when he stepped back, there was no missing the flicker of regret in his eyes. “We should get that pizza in the oven,” he said in a voice so gruff it sounded as if someone had taken sandpaper to his vocal cords.

Or not.

As she watched him and Ghost go up the stairs, Cassidy breathed deeper to slow the wings of those beating butterflies in her belly. Kissing him had just leaped to the top of her Most Wanted list, but it was just as well he hadn’t gone through with it. Getting too attached to him would be in direct violation of the second item on her New Year’s resolutions list: Never, ever, get her heart broken again. Just as importantly, being kissed by him would only have given her a fleeting taste of something that wouldn’t last. Sooner or later, Markus would leave. He was part of another world, and he’d only dropped into hers temporarily.

What she ought to do was make the most of his company and his physical therapy while it lasted. Then call it good when he left.

Cassidy took a deep breath then grabbed her cane and headed for the stairs. Not that she was close to falling in love with Markus, but getting hung up on a guy like him would be stupid. It had never been in her nature to give up on love or stop hoping for it again, even if the price to be paid for love gone wrong was loss and pain, but with Markus, that pain was guaranteed.

And she wasn’t ready for more pain.

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Get Caught Up on the Series

Book 1: LOCK ‘N’ LOAD
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Book 2: ARMED ‘N’ READY
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Book 3: DARK ‘N’ DEADLY
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Book 4: TRAP ‘N’ TRACE
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Author Tee O’Fallon

Author Tee O’Fallon

About the Author
Tee O’Fallon is the author of the Federal K-9 Series and the NYPD Blue & Gold Series. Tee has been a federal agent for twenty-three years and is now a police investigator, giving her hands-on experience in the field of law enforcement that she combines with her love of romantic suspense. Tee’s job affords her the unique opportunity to work with the heroic men and women in law enforcement on a daily basis. When not writing, Tee enjoys cooking, gardening, chocolate, lychee martinis, and all creatures canine. Tee loves hearing from readers and can be contacted via her website http://teeofallon.com where you can also sign up for Tee’s newsletters.

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Where to find Tee O’Fallon
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – YOU’RE SO VAIN (Seven Brides for Seven Mothers Series) by Whitney Dineen

 

Welcome to the book blitz for YOU'RE SO VAIN, the fourth book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Seven Brides for Seven Mothers, by USA Today bestselling author Whitney Dineen

Welcome to the book blitz for YOU’RE SO VAIN, the fourth book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Seven Brides for Seven Mothers, by USA Today bestselling author Whitney Dineen. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

YOU'RE SO VAIN, the fourth book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Seven Brides for Seven Mothers, by USA Today bestselling author Whitney Dineen

YOU’RE SO VAIN (Seven Brides for Seven Mothers Series #4) by Whitney Dineen

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Title:
YOU’RE SO VAIN
Series: Seven Brides for Seven Mothers Series #4
Author: Whitney Dineen
Release Date: September 12, 2021
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
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Synopsis
Family drama is something Lutéce Choate struggles to avoid. With a mother who’s an award-winning country western song writer, an aunt who’s a Country Music Hall of Famer, and a brother who’s a rock star, it hasn’t exactly been a low-key kind of life, and she’s ready for a break.

Then Lu’s younger sister, Claire, goes off and gets engaged to a prince from Malquar, bringing the dreaded spotlight back to shine on their family once again. Lu wants to go to the engagement party about as much as she wants to yodel the Star Spangled Banner at the Grand Ole Opry with her crazy relatives. Alas, not going, doesn’t appear to be an option.

Alistair George Henry Bere Hale is not the heir, but the spare. Without the weight of the Crown in his future, he’s managed to live the carefree life of a man about town. That is until his younger brother gets engaged before him and their mother starts pressuring him to settle down.

Alistair represents everything that Lutéce has come to despise–he’s a rich, playboy, partier, who’s always in the spotlight… But Alistair doesn’t feel the same about Lu. In fact, he’s quite drawn to his brother’s future sister-in-law, prickles and all.

When Lu and Alistair’s mothers witness the sparks between their children, they start to make plans of their own. Will Lu relax her prejudices long enough to get to know Alistair?

Find out in the fabulously funny fourth book in the Seven Bride’s for Seven Mothers Series.

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Excerpt #2
After the pilot comes over the intercom to welcome us to Malquar, we all stand to deplane. Mixed emotions flood my thoughts as the strains of music from a live band start to fill the atmosphere around us.

“They’re playing the Malquarian anthem,” Geoffrey explains. “I didn’t come home for my thirtieth birthday, as per my parents’ plan, so I can only assume there might be a bit of a circus out there.”

Stepping back into the cabin, I bend down to look out the window. Yup, there it is, the circus. There must be a fifty-piece band playing on one side of a red carpet. The other side is full of reporters and photographers.

The image of an old ringmaster, full-on with a red coat, tails, and black top hat, pops into my head. He’s holding a bullhorn to his mouth, and I can practically hear him shout, “Will everyone please turn their attention to the center ring. Our prince has returned home with his bride and her illustrious family of yodelers!” Tooty and Mom love to yodel as a means of decompressing. It’s enough to make your ears bleed if you’re not a fan of the genre.

And sometimes, even if you are a fan.

I return to our little exit line and watch while Geoffrey and Claire disembark. They stop and wave as the crowd cheers wildly. Crap, I should have brought some better clothes to change into. The jogging suit I’m currently wearing was chosen for comfort, not to meet the press.

As if reading my mind, my mom turns around and looks me up and down before saying, “Oh dear, maybe you should stay on the plane until the crowd disbands.” Ouch.

Ignoring her, I run my fingers through my auburn hair and pinch my cheeks to bring some color to them. By the time it’s my turn to get off, most of the press is on the tarmac, crowding around my sister and her intended. The rest seem to be vying for Tooty’s attention.

I scan the masses, feeling oddly separated from my body. It’s like I’m watching a scene in a movie. I’m about to step down onto the stairs when my gaze locks with a pair of dark chocolate brown eyes, penetrating eyes that cause me to stop dead in my tracks and gasp audibly. “Settle down, Lu,” I chastise myself silently for such an absurd reaction to Geoffrey’s brother. Alistair was nothing but a flirtatious annoyance at his sister’s wedding, and I’m not looking forward to more of the same. Yet, even as I try to convince myself of this, my heart beats in double time and perspiration starts to form on my palms.

Great. Not only am I dressed like a college kid returning home for break, but I’m nervously sweating. Which is super fun, as what I’m guessing is the entire national press corps is out there ready to film the scene for posterity.

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YOU'RE SO VAIN, the fourth book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Seven Brides for Seven Mothers, by USA Today bestselling author Whitney Dineen is Out Now

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Get Caught Up on the Series

Book 1: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD
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Book 2: AIN’T IT SWEET
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Book 3: IT’S MY PARTY
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Author W.B. Dineen

Author Whitney Dineen

About the Author
USA Today Bestselling author Whitney Dineen is a rock star in her own head. While delusional about her singing abilities, there’s been a plethora of validation that she’s a fairly decent author (AMAZING!!!). After winning many writing awards and selling nearly a kabillion books (math may not be her forte, either), she’s decided to let the voices in her head say whatever they want (sorry, Mom). She also won a fourth-place ribbon in a fifth-grade swim meet in backstroke. So, there’s that.

Whitney loves to play with her kids (a.k.a. dazzle them with her amazing flossing abilities), bake stuff, eat stuff, and write books for people who “get” her. She thinks french fries are the perfect food and Mrs. Roper is her spirit animal.

 

 

 

.Where to Find Whitney Dineen
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – THE DESCENDANTS (The Descendants Series) by Destiny Hawkins

 

Welcome to the book blitz for THE DESCENDANTS, the first book in the adult dark fantasy, dystopian series, The Descendants, by Destiny Hawkins

Welcome to the book blitz for THE DESCENDANTS, the first book in the adult dark fantasy, dystopian series, The Descendants, by Destiny HawkinsSee below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

THE DESCENDANTS, the first book in the adult dark fantasy, dystopian series, The Descendants, by Destiny Hawkins

THE DESCENDANTS (The Descendants Series #1) by Destiny Hawkins

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: THE DESCENDANTS
Series: The Descendants Series #1
Author: Destiny Hawkins
Release Date: December 17, 2016
Genre:
Adult Dark Fantasy Dystopian
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Synopsis
Fail the tests and become a slave. Display defectiveness and be put to death.

Monroe Academy was built to separate the weak from the strong. Pass the biyearly leveling and be released into society upon graduation. Fail to be promoted and be stripped of rank and forced into servitude. That was a rule that applied to all but Rayah Bardeau. A student of Monroe Academy, branded as a Null because of her absence of Lighter energy.

With her mother standing as a slave in her place, Rayah was given until the age of twenty to make level six, but at nineteen-years-old and with only eight months until her twentieth birthday, she was only a mere level one. The same level she’s been since she was ten. With the stress of her upcoming test, the loss of a friend, and the constant wrongdoings towards her, Rayah could only dream of escaping from Lytonia, and escape she did. Only, when she awakened in her dorm, she couldn’t distinguish if she had only dreamt of meeting Soren, a wild and adventurous defect in the Wild Lands, or if she had somehow used her Lighter Form to get there.

But only the elite ― the most powerful of Lighters ― could tap into their Lighter Forms. Right? And what was the dark energy she used when she and Soren were attacked by Depleters? Was Rayah really as powerless as she thought? Was she a defect? And if she used dark energy, could she call herself a Lighter at all?

Bestselling author Destiny Hawkins brings you the first installment of a gripping dark fantasy where a powerless girl must survive in a society that doesn’t accept the weak…or the defective.

Content Advisory: The following book contains vivid depictions of violence and death. Reader discretion is advised.

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Teaser from THE DESCENDANTS, the first book in the adult dark fantasy, dystopian series, The Descendants, by Destiny Hawkins

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Excerpt #3
I let my hand drop to my side and began walking but didn’t even make it a few feet before hearing twigs and leaves crunching on my left. When I turned my head to see who or what it was, I froze, and my lips parted to inhale.

Oh, no.

Psycho had also stopped walking when he spotted me, looking almost as shocked as I was. If he were any regular guy that I’d spotted in the forest, I would have blushed at his handsomeness. I couldn’t see him as well the first night that we met, but now that I was looking at him in the brightness of the day, I couldn’t stop staring. The sun rays shining down on him only made it harder for me to turn away, but when my eyes landed on the Life Stones dangling from around his neck, I frowned.

A slow and devious grin crept up Psycho’s lips. “Found you.”

Right as I started to run, white lighting blasted from Psycho’s fingertips. He didn’t expect me to slide under it, roll to my feet, and continue running. I was experienced in having others try and use their powers to keep me from escaping, so I naturally knew how to get around some things.

I heard crackles of lightning slicing through the air behind me, barely missing me by a hair each time. Splinters of wood exploded from the trees, warning me not to slow down. Psycho was probably more experienced in chasing his victims than I was in running from my attackers, so I had to consider that he was leading me in the direction that I was going.

I wanted to stop and turn but changing direction would be dangerous. I could turn right, making myself an easier target, I could go in the opposite direction, giving him a few seconds time to zap me, or I could just charge at him and catch him by surprise. He was just an elem. It was the brights that I had a hard time fighting against, since they were so fast and strong, but Psycho-

Fire roared past my face, causing me to slide to a stop. I wasn’t paying attention and had almost been burned. The heat of the flame kept me from running through it, making me think back to Artemis and his hot iron rods. I couldn’t believe that my thoughts of being burned again had hindered me from escaping. I had run through fire plenty of times before, patting off the fire patches as I got away, but this time I couldn’t move. Artemis had done something to my mind, causing me freeze in fear.

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Teaser from THE DESCENDANTS, the first book in the adult dark fantasy, dystopian series, The Descendants, by Destiny Hawkins

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Author Destiny Hawkins

Author Destiny Hawkins

About the Author
Destiny Hawkins is a multi-genre author with a dark imagination and a love for magic.

She enjoys working on her graphic designing business : Vibrant Designs LLC, writing, listening to music, reading, and of course watching some anime! Her favorite genres to read and work in are Fantasy, LGBT, Paranormal, Romance, Dystopian, Sci-fi, and young adult.

Destiny loves creating stories and building worlds that both teach and entertain! When writing she sticks to her slogan: Where beauty can be found in darkness.

Get ready for The Unbroken, Book Three of The Descendants Series!

 

Where to find Destiny Hawkins
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – ALL I’VE WANTED, ALL I’VE NEEDED by A.E. Valdez

 

Welcome to the blog tour for ALL I'VE WANTED, ALL I'VE NEEDED, a standalone adult contemporary romance, by A.E. Valdez

Welcome to the blog tour for ALL I’VE WANTED, ALL I’VE NEEDED, a standalone adult contemporary romance, by A.E. Valdez. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

ALL I'VE WANTED, ALL I'VE NEEDED, a standalone adult contemporary romance, by A.E. Valdez

ALL I’VE WANTED, ALL I’VE NEEDED by A.E. Valdez

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Title: ALL I’VE WANTED, ALL I’VE NEEDED
Author: A.E. Valdez
Release Date: July 23, 2021
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
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Synopsis
Harlow Shaw feels naïve for believing in happily ever afters but she craves a love that lights her up.

She thought she had it all with her boyfriend. Until his promising baseball career overshadows their relationship and he asks her a life changing question. It causes her to wonder if what they have is all she ever truly wanted.

Harlow is yearning for more than the curated life she is living.

A trip to Bali, a move to Seattle, and a “burned” cup of coffee lead her to a friendship she didn’t know she needed and a love so deep she can feel it in her bones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Excerpt #3
I just finished up with my afternoon client and glance out my shop’s windows. I have to double-take because I realize that the girl my sister introduced me to is standing out there staring at the sign. She has the coffees I ordered— I glance at the clock on the wall— almost an hour ago in her hands. Not that I give a fuck about how long it took her to get here. I’m actually glad it took her longer because it would have gone cold while I finished up with my client. That doesn’t stop me from wanting to give her shit about it. A smile pulls at my lips as I make my way to the lobby.

I hear her talking to Riley. Well, more so, Riley talking to her, because Harlow is too busy looking around the shop with curiosity to listen to what she has to say. I enjoy the view of her. She has a willowy frame with legs for days, a nice ass. Her skin is a rich, velvety golden brown, and she has light brown kinky curly hair that is piled on top of her head in a bun, Her bright brown almond shaped eyes look like sunshine shining through a glass of whiskey. Okay, so I may have studied her a little harder than what I let onto my sister. Fucking sue me. It would be a sin to not appreciate a nice view.

She starts to respond to Riley. “Oh, no I’m—” but when she turns around to examine the rest of the shop her gaze falls on me and she stops mid-sentence.

“Late,” I finish her sentence for her.

She stands there with her lips slightly parted as if she isn’t sure what to say.

Her full lips curve into a smile and she starts looking around the shop again as she talks. “Yeah, sorry, it’s busy at the shop and I shouldn’t even be working today, but my uncle needed me so I decided to work so…” Her voice trails off and she holds out the cup holder to me.

“They should be hot…”

I don’t immediately take them, I just let her stand there for a few seconds holding them out to me while I continue to stare at her. She raises an eyebrow, still with a smile on her face, and I take them. Does she always smile this much?

“Is it burned?” I ask and try my best to keep the smile off of my face.

Her eyes narrow and she crosses her arms over her chest. “I don’t know, why don’t you taste it and tell me since you’re such a coffee connoisseur.”

I can’t help the smile that pulls at my lips. I look for my cup of Americano and grab it. I turn my attention towards Riley. “Can you take these back for the rest of the crew?” Riley gets up and looks between Harlow and I, clearly confused. I rarely make small talk with people. Especially someone who is delivering coffee.

Harlow’s eyes follow Riley as she leaves. Her smile is back on her face. “She’s nice.”

“That’s because I pay her to be.”

“Yeah, imagine customers having to deal with you first? Tragic.” Her voice sounds like honey laced with venom.

This time, I give her a genuine smile and she rolls her eyes.

“Well, I better get back to the shop. It’s really busy right now.”

I pique an eyebrow. “Aren’t you curious as to whether the coffee is burned or not?”

She rests her hands on her hips. “I know it isn’t, Acyn.” I’m shocked she remembered my name and that she calls me Acyn instead of Ace. Only family and a few close friends call me Acyn. To everyone else I’m Ace, the tattoo guy.

“You can call me Ace.”

She blinks at me and snorts with laughter.

“What’s so funny?” I ask.

“Nothing… Ace,” she says my nickname with a sarcastic tone and then chuckles. “I’ll call you Acyn. It sounds better anyway.”

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Author A.E. Valdez

Author A.E. Valdez

About the Author
A.E. Valdez discovered her passion for writing when she was given a journal by her 5th grade teacher and has been creating poetry, works of fiction, and gaming narratives ever since. As a child, she wanted to read more stories with people that looked like her.

She loves all things romance, from heartbreak to happily ever afters. She pours her own heart and soul into the stories she brings to life. Causing readers to fall in, and sometimes out, of love alongside her characters.

Amanda currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their two sons. Most days you can find her sipping on an iced latte while she writes or enjoying time with her family.

 

 

 

 

Where to Find A.E. Valdez
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Blog Tour – Excerpt – ROCK STEADY (Kenner Brothers Series) by M.J. Roberts

 

Welcome to the blog tour for for ROCK STEADY, the first book in the adult contemporary rock star romance series, Kenner Brothers, and the sixth book in the Rock Hard series, by M.J. Roberts

Welcome to the blog tour for for ROCK STEADY, the first book in the adult contemporary rock star romance series, Kenner Brothers, and the sixth book in the Rock Hard series, by M.J. Roberts. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

ROCK STEADY, the first book in the adult contemporary rock star romance series, Kenner Brothers, and the sixth book in the Rock Hard series, by M.J. Roberts

ROCK STEADY (Kenner Brothers Series #1) by M.J. Roberts

About the Book
Title: ROCK STEADY
Series: Kenner Brothers Series #1
Author: M.J. Roberts
Publisher: Eminent Press
Release Date: September 6, 2021
Genre:
Adult Contemporary Rock Star Romance
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Synopsis
Go on tour with the sexy Kenner Brothers in Rock Steady, the first in the spin-off series from the award-winning Chord Brothers books.

Venom Kenner is the lead singer of Dirt Cherry, a band well known for their dirty lyrics and larger-than-life antics. With heart-stopping good looks, loving parents, and becoming famous at a young age, Venom is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it–and he wants Jenna.

Jenna Demptation’s life has been one hardship after another. When her older sister becomes the PR manager for Dirt Cherry and strong-arms Jenna to help for the summer, Jenna is happy to get away from her crappy day-to-day life. Until too-good-looking-to-be-real Venom sets his sights on Jenna and sets her nerves into overdrive. Jenna makes an art of shying away from Mr. Hot-Pants McHottie. She has been hurt way too much in the past to trust anyone, far less someone as perfect as Venom, so she’s determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry.

But Venom knows in his heart this relationship is worth a shot and he’s not going to let a little thing like hesitancy get in his way…

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ROCK STEADY, the first book in the adult contemporary rock star romance series, Kenner Brothers, and the sixth book in the Rock Hard series, by M.J. Roberts is Out Now!

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Excerpt
Jenna leans against me during the twenty-minute taxi ride. When we get there, I help her out, and we stand for a few seconds in the street facing the church before I say anything. “Alright, baby. Close your eyes.” I take off her blindfold. She blinks a few times.

“It’s…it’s a church.”

“Right, kitten. I bought you a church.”

She looks at me. “Kidding. Come on.” I grab her hand and pull her until we’re standing in front of a large stone to the side of the door. The writing is so worn down it’s barely legible. Jenna bends down to stare at it.

“1583.”

“This is one of the oldest churches in Mexico. In all of the Americas actually. Spaniards used Aztec touches, so it’s a combination of both cultures.”

Jenna takes a few steps back to admire the stone work. The church isn’t big, but it’s got an ancient beauty.

“They rent it out for events, like baptisms.” Or weddings. “So I rented it for tonight.”

Her gaze whips to me.

“Come on, you’ll see.” I take her hand and we walk inside. The first vestibule is filled with thirty or forty bells hanging from the ceiling and walls lined with small red votives. Almost all the candles are lit and it casts a pink glow.

“You look beautiful in this light.”

She rolls her eyes. I pull her to me.

“Beautiful.”

“Thanks. You look good in any light, so I’ll just be happy if I’m tolerable.”

Honey, you’re a hell of a lot more than tolerable.

I pull her into the main hall. The heavy wooden pews have been pulled to the side. Behind the dais is a wall of gold writing.

“You speak Latin, kitten?”

“I can barely speak English.”

“It says ‘He who will provide dinner for his girl, will get to eat his girl for dinner.”

She snorts. “Yeah, that would have been my first guess.”

The ladies I hired to make dinner wheel a table in.

“When did you get a chance to arrange this?” Jenna asked.

“T.J. and Spider helped me pull some strings last minute, so about a minute ago.”

The oldest woman lifts up the cover on a big pot and the air saturates with Mexican spices.

“Oh my God, that smells amazing,” Jenna says. She turns in a slow circle looking at the church. She looks back at the table as the women remove silver dome covers off four more plates of traditional Mexican dishes. The older women says something in rapid-fire Spanish, and then they leave us alone.

“Venom…” Jenna says.

I pull out her chair and hold it for, but she doesn’t sit.

“Venom…” Jenna says again. I feel like she’s going to protest that it’s too much. That being in such a gorgeous building that’s almost five hundred years old is too romantic, implying things that last.

Her stomach growls.

“No pressure,” I say, gesturing to her chair. “Unless there are too many beans, then it’s abdominal pressure.”

Jenna just shakes her head at me.

“Sit, baby. Let’s eat.”

“Shame to waste it.” Jenna sits down, and I scoot her chair in for her. She takes the first few bites of food and makes a pleased moan.

I’m determined to let her lead the conversation, hoping she’ll open up more about herself, but she keeps it light. She talks about movies she’s seen, how good Kate looked in Hard Chord’s “Rising to Whole” video, what new outfits Maria has sewn for the twins.

I could listen to her voice for a long time. Like rocking chairs on our porch in our nineties long time. I prop my chin in my hand and rest my elbow on the table.

“What?” She rubs the sides of her mouth. “Do I have something on my face?”

“No, I’m just enjoying this.” I gesture around the church hall. “Just the two of us, alone, having a nice dinner in a really interesting place. I’m grateful and appreciating it, is all. If I didn’t have Dirt Cherry I wouldn’t be here in Mexico, staring at you. If Kate hadn’t worked for Hard

Chord and gotten with Jase, you wouldn’t be here. Maybe I never would have met you. But it all worked out.”

She sighs wistfully. “Yeah, it’s been great.”

It sounds totally innocent at first, but when I replay it in my mind that past tense sounds final.

“My plane leaves Monday at three,” she says. “I’m going to have to concentrate on my studies.”

“I know.”

The older woman comes and puts a plate of honeyed dessert in front of us.

This, what we have between us, is too good to just drop. But I don’t say anything. I don’t want to get up to bat and strike out amidst all this beauty. Long game. Don’t come on too strong. As Jenna might put it, wait for the right moment before you swing.

“We’ll enjoy tonight,” I say.

She takes a bite of the dessert and licks her fingers. “Absolutely.”

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Author M.J. Roberts

Author M.J. Roberts

About the Author
M. J. Roberts is a writer, editor, and teacher – with more than two million copies of her stories in circulation worldwide, Roberts is well loved for creating characters who feel as real as your most cherished friends. Roberts works to diligently to create believable, lovable characters, witty dialogue, prose ripe with metaphor, exciting plot twists, action that keeps you on the edge of your seat, and romance scenes that sizzle.

Roberts is a multiple award-winning author including first place in the prestigious Summer Lovin’ Romance Literary Contest 2015 for the novel Risk Your Heart.

Roberts also writes under the pen name Natasha Action. Roberts is originally from New York but lives in the southern United States for the purpose of endless comic material.

She’s married to a professional musician (A.K.A. The Rock and Roll God) because she is too busy tormenting imaginary characters and counting her blessing to pursue her longtime dream of Rock n’ Roll stardom herself.

 

Where to Find M.J. Roberts
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – RENOVATED (Chance Brothers Series) by Nikki Kiley

 

Welcome to the blog tour for RENOVATED, the first book in the adult contemporary workplace romance series, Chance Brothers, by Nikki Kiley

Welcome to the blog tour for RENOVATED, the first book in the adult contemporary workplace romance series, Chance Brothers, by Nikki Kiley. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

RENOVATED, the first book in the adult contemporary workplace romance series, Chance Brothers, by Nikki Kiley

RENOVATED (Chance Brothers Series #1) by Nikki Kiley

About the Book
Title:
RENOVATED
Series: Chance Brothers Series #1
Author: Nikki Kiley
Publisher: She Wrote What LLC
Release Date: August 5, 2021
Genre: Adult Contemporary Workplace Romance
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Synopsis
They’ve been hired to remodel a mansion. Will they end up getting a room?

Marisa Sanchez has grand designs for her future. After taking over her grandfather’s construction firm, the successful vlogger and civil engineer is about to take the next step with a new show on the Home Design Network. But she’s not pleased to find out she can only have the lucrative gig if she agrees to work with a handsome rival.

Levi Chance takes the responsibility of providing for his brothers seriously. So when his biggest client asks him to come into the spotlight to co-host a new program, he reluctantly accepts. But he fears the pretty, camera-loving partner he’s been assigned might bring his top-notch reputation tumbling down if she can’t deliver the goods.

Discovering her teammate is quite capable, Marisa battles her attraction to him as she ambitiously turns the project upside down. And the more Levi works with the smart Latina, the more he worries he’s about to push the “no sex” morality clause in their contract into forbidden territory.

Will Marisa and Levi’s fixer-upper turn into a happily together forever?

Renovated is the charming first book in the moving Chance Brothers contemporary romance series. If you like sparkling attractions, comedic moments, and steamy action, then you’ll love Nikki Kiley’s well-built romp.

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Excerpt
“I recognize this is out of left field, but an opportunity came up. One of our power couple shows just announced their divorce—something to do with an au pair, and believe me, the situation has gotten hideous.”

I looked at Marisa. Her shoulders went rigid, her eyes turning sharp and assessing, hands fisted in her lap. Neither of us uttered a word, letting Rebecca have the stage.

“Marisa, I’ve been hitting a wall with pitching the show we originally spoke about. They didn’t think the target market would watch TV and become viewers, but if we made it another couple show with a twist __” her head tilted to us as if it was apparent what she meant.

Marisa’s back went ramrod straight where she perched on the chair.

She stammered in bewilderment. “Wait . . . you want us to partner up?” Her face filled with disbelief—and was that disgust I was seeing? “That was not the deal you gave me when you got in touch with me. What do I need Mr. Chance for?”

Rebecca responded like a parent explaining to a child why they can’t have dessert before eating their veggies. “The network always partners up with a construction company. The Chance Brothers have done most of the projects in this area for us. The decision to make this a show about two people working toward a common goal comes from above. It is a straightforward decision. It’s a yes or no situation. I’m hoping you both will take it since I see the potential, but it’s not just up to me.”

Working with a drama queen wasn’t on my wish list either, but I wasn’t getting into a pissing contest here. I was interested in seeing where this would go. Rebecca’s mother gave me my first break in the business when I did a gut job on their estate home on Star Island. Mrs. Walton monitored that project just like she ran the Home Network, ensuring I came in on budget and on time.

This time I directed myself to the Latin bombshell in front of me. “Ms. Sánchez, I am here to listen to what is on the table just as much as you. Besides writing about design and posting online about it, what have you done?”

Given her intake of breath, I knew I had hit a sore spot.

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Author Nikki Kiley

Author Nikki Kiley

About the Author
Nikki Kiley is an aspiring author of Contemporary Romance. Since she was a young girl, she dreamt of writing stories that would entertain and move her readers, like she was and still is, by talented authors.

When not working the day job running a medical office, she spends hours crafting and writing stories about heroes and heroines earning their chance at love. She makes her home in Puerto Rico with her husband, two young adult children, and a gentle giant, the bull mastiff, Kira.

She loves the beach, her Nespresso maker, and cupcakes (S’more in particular).

 

Where to Find Nikki Kiley
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – A TOUCH OF BRIMSTONE (Magic of the Damned Series) by McKenzie Hunter

 

Welcome to the book blitz for A TOUCH OF BRIMSTONE, the first book in the new adult fantasy romance series, Magic of the Damned, by McKenzie Hunter

Welcome to the book blitz for A TOUCH OF BRIMSTONE, the first book in the new adult fantasy romance series, Magic of the Damned, by McKenzie HunterSee below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

A TOUCH OF BRIMSTONE, the first book in the new adult fantasy romance series, Magic of the Damned, by McKenzie Hunter

A TOUCH OF BRIMSTONE (Magic of the Damned Series #1) by McKenzie Hunter

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: A TOUCH OF BRIMSTONE
Series: Magic of the Damned Series #1
Author:McKenzie Hunter
Publisher: Sky Publishing
Release Date: August 17, 2021
Genre:
New Adult Fantasy Romance
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Synopsis
They say you should never make a deal with the devil, but what about with the Prince of the Underworld?

Fresh off a breakup and an eviction, I started my day like any other: a book in one hand, a coffee in the other, and faking that can-do attitude inspirational memes are made of. I was ready to take on the world—and I did.

Unfortunately, it was the Underworld.

One freak accident later, I’m standing face to face with the sexy-as-sin and dangerously powerful Prince of the Underworld. He has a few burning questions for me—like how a mere human unlocked the door to the Underworld’s prison and released its prisoners.

I’d sure as hell like to know, too, because I have no freaking clue.

Now, instead of a forgettable bookstore clerk, I’m newly famous for doing the impossible. The wrong people want to thank me, and the rest want me dead. Spoiler alert: The Dark Prince definitely doesn’t want to thank me.

I’ll do anything to get my life back to normal and he’ll do anything to recapture the escapees. We make a deal: He’ll keep my enemies at bay, and I’ll find a way to return the prisoners.

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Excerpt
“I’ve been pulled into something that I definitely don’t want to be in, dealing with people I hope to never encounter again. I want it to be over. I want to have nothing to do with this situation or you dreadful people.” I lifted my hand, presenting the markings. “If working with you is the only way, then I’m in. If we are working together, no more threats. I don’t care how thinly veiled they are. You will not bully me. Are we clear?”

His expression changed but it was still indecipherable. Understanding? I don’t think that was it. Amusement? Definitely. Portentous? It better not be.

His lips curled slightly into a small, tight, mirthless smile. He looked over his shoulder at Anand who flashed a grin. “I’ve been commanded to behave,” Dominic said to him. The laughter in his voice made its way to his eyes.

“Little Luna.”

“It’s just Luna,” I shot back.

“Luna. You are correct. I want to find the person behind this, especially if it is a Dark Caster. I know their history and the chaos and destruction they enjoy. It needs to be stopped. And to do so, we will have to work together.”

I’d been abducted and attacked by a vampire, sniffed by a lion, interrogated by a witch, and nearly devoured—or whatever his intentions were—by a wolf. I had every right to be overly cautious and I didn’t like the subtle undertones in his response. A limited alliance.

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Author McKenzie Hunter

Author McKenzie Hunter

About the Author
McKenzie, as a child, discovered that her life could be a whirlwind of adventures by simply opening a book. To this day, reading is still her favorite activity. She has a fondness for fantasy and mystery, which is probably why she writes urban fantasy.

When McKenzie isn’t working on her next book she is usually binge-watching paranormal and comedy shows, maintaining her title as “favorite auntie”, or trying to create a tasty low-calorie pizza. McKenzie loves to hear from her readers. Feel free to contact her via her website, Facebook, or email.

 

 

Where to find McKenzie Hunter
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Release Day – ROCK STEADY (Kenner Brothers Series) by M.J. Roberts

 

Today is release day for ROCK STEADY, the first book in the adult contemporary rock star romance series, Kenner Brothers, and the sixth book in the Rock Hard series, by M.J. Roberts

Today is release day for ROCK STEADY, the first book in the adult contemporary rock star romance series, Kenner Brothers, and the sixth book in the Rock Hard series, by M.J. Roberts. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

ROCK STEADY, the first book in the adult contemporary rock star romance series, Kenner Brothers, and the sixth book in the Rock Hard series, by M.J. Roberts

ROCK STEADY (Kenner Brothers Series #1) by M.J. Roberts

About the Book
Title: ROCK STEADY
Series: Kenner Brothers Series #1
Author: M.J. Roberts
Publisher: Eminent Press
Release Date: September 6, 2021
Genre:
Adult Contemporary Rock Star Romance
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Synopsis
Go on tour with the sexy Kenner Brothers in Rock Steady, the first in the spin-off series from the award-winning Chord Brothers books.

Venom Kenner is the lead singer of Dirt Cherry, a band well known for their dirty lyrics and larger-than-life antics. With heart-stopping good looks, loving parents, and becoming famous at a young age, Venom is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it–and he wants Jenna.

Jenna Demptation’s life has been one hardship after another. When her older sister becomes the PR manager for Dirt Cherry and strong-arms Jenna to help for the summer, Jenna is happy to get away from her crappy day-to-day life. Until too-good-looking-to-be-real Venom sets his sights on Jenna and sets her nerves into overdrive. Jenna makes an art of shying away from Mr. Hot-Pants McHottie. She has been hurt way too much in the past to trust anyone, far less someone as perfect as Venom, so she’s determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry.

But Venom knows in his heart this relationship is worth a shot and he’s not going to let a little thing like hesitancy get in his way…

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ROCK STEADY, the first book in the adult contemporary rock star romance series, Kenner Brothers, and the sixth book in the Rock Hard series, by M.J. Roberts is Out Now!

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Excerpt
Then the game starts. It’s three times more exciting watching from these seats than any other game I’ve ever seen. There’s a longer than usual break during the inning change, and I hear a chant of “Besar a la chica. Beso. Beso. Beso!” What? I look up at the huge screen on the side of the stadium and it’s displaying a close-up of me and Venom, larger than life, in a cartoon heart with the word ‘Beso’ at the bottom.

“Oh my God, we’re on a kiss cam?!!”

I look at Venom and he smiles.

“Argh! You planned this, didn’t you?”

Venom shakes his head.

“They zeroed in on you because you’re famous. Gaah! It’s you’re fault they’re all watching us.”

Venom slides his hand around the back of my neck and leans forward a little, and it’s all I can do not to back up.

“You gonna embarrass me in front of seventeen thousand people?”

“Maybe,” I whisper.

“Please don’t,” he whispers back. He applies gentle pressure to the back of my neck, pulling me to him. He looks down at my lips and swallows hard, his Adam’s apple bobbing. We lean closer to each other and a spike of nerves makes me jittery.

Then he kisses me.

The crowd roars.

Everything fades away as his warm lips slant over mine. I expect him to be bold and forceful but he’s gentle, almost timid as his lips press softly over mine. I groan into his mouth and he ups the intensity, but never tries to push. My heart leaps into my throat, and then it’s over.

Venom pulls back. We’re still on the big screen. I look stunned, well-fucked instead of fantastically-kissed. Venom smiles at the camera and waves sheepishly. Then the camera focuses on the field.

“You planned that! You freakin’ planned that.”

Venom shakes his head. “It would have been a great idea, but no. I didn’t even know they had that here.”

“They have that everywhere!” I whisper shout.

He shrugs again. Annoying.

The nice lady next to me puts her hand on my shoulder and gushes about how cute we are. When she’s finishes cooing she mumbles, “Such pretty man, you two will make such pretty babies.”

I feel sick.

Concentrate on the game. Go Toros. Hot Mexican guys in tight pants. Do not look at Venom.

Venom puts his arm over the back of my seat and I squint at him, blasting him with my ‘not interested’ look.

He smiles bigger. Could this guy be any more annoying?

I ignore him. This is easy to do because the game is exciting. Much faster than American games.

The lady next to us buys her whole family sodas and insists on buying us some too because we are ‘so adorable’.

I suck on an ice cube and try to calm down. The warmth from Venom’s arm is burning a hole in my upper back. He smells like churros, soap, a light cologne or deodorant that smells like a combination of Hugo Boss and cut grass. Under all that he’s some chemical bomb of musky male hotness. It’s unfair. I’m immune.

This isn’t a date. Dates lead to other things. Sexy things. Rock stars throwing you out like a disposable diaper, things. That would never work.

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Author M.J. Roberts

Author M.J. Roberts

About the Author
M. J. Roberts is a writer, editor, and teacher – with more than two million copies of her stories in circulation worldwide, Roberts is well loved for creating characters who feel as real as your most cherished friends. Roberts works to diligently to create believable, lovable characters, witty dialogue, prose ripe with metaphor, exciting plot twists, action that keeps you on the edge of your seat, and romance scenes that sizzle.

Roberts is a multiple award-winning author including first place in the prestigious Summer Lovin’ Romance Literary Contest 2015 for the novel Risk Your Heart.

Roberts also writes under the pen name Natasha Action. Roberts is originally from New York but lives in the southern United States for the purpose of endless comic material.

She’s married to a professional musician (A.K.A. The Rock and Roll God) because she is too busy tormenting imaginary characters and counting her blessing to pursue her longtime dream of Rock n’ Roll stardom herself.

 

Where to Find M.J. Roberts
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – JUST A PHASE (Not Another Teen Wolf Series) by M.J. Marstens

 

Welcome to the book blitz for JUST A PHASE, the first book in the new adult paranormal romance series, Not Another Teen Wolf, by USA Today bestselling author M.J. Marstens

Welcome to the book blitz for JUST A PHASE, the first book in the new adult paranormal romance series, Not Another Teen Wolf, by USA Today bestselling author M.J. MarstensSee below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

JUST A PHASE, the first book in the new adult paranormal romance series, Not Another Teen Wolf, by USA Today bestselling author M.J. Marstens

JUST A PHASE (Not Another Teen Wolf Series #1) by M.J. Marstens

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: JUST A PHASE
Series: Not Another Teen Wolf Series #1
Author:M.J. Marstens
Release Date: August 31, 2021
Genre:
New Adult Paranormal Romance
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Synopsis
Bullshit is spelled ‘You’re a werewolf’.

First, my parents tell me I’m going to be “checking into the Red Roof Inn” every month, and now, they tell me I’m a werewolf?!

Add to that I need to pick a mate and enter into some wolfy marriage—NOPE.

Not. Going. To. Happen.

They can’t make me.

Everyone thinks this is just a phase but nineteen is the new two—and I’m going to show them how terrible I can be.

Buckle up, bitches, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

 

 

 

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Teaser from JUST A PHASE, the first book in the new adult paranormal romance series, Not Another Teen Wolf, by USA Today bestselling author M.J. Marstens

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Excerpt #1
“I’ll tell you in exchange for something,” I bargain.

Rue squints at me warily.

“What?”

“I’ll tell you where we’re going and what we’re doing, if you give me a kiss.”

I hear Rue’s heartbeat speed up at these words. She might say she wants the omega as her mate, but her body is finely tuned to mine. Her tongue darts out to wet her lips, and I nearly groan at the sight. Her eyes are heavy-lidded, and she’s sending out all the right signals. She just needs to turn off her brain. I see her body war with her mind, and I know the moment her flesh wins. Her lithe frame becomes soft, and she leans in towards me.

“One kiss—that’s all.”

“One kiss,” I promise, leaning over.

“Well, not now!” Rue shrieks. “You’re driving!”

I chuckle at her outrage.

“Okay, when we get there, then.”

Exactly thirty seconds later, I stop the car.

“What are you doing?” she demands.

“We’re here—and I want my kiss.”

“Whoa, whoa, whoa! Backup, buddy! You’re not getting that smooch for free. You tell me where we are right now.”

Rue peers out her window into the night. She hasn’t admitted it, but I know she can’t see anything. I wish she would tell me more about why she’s not like a normal wolf, but trust will come with time. If I want her to confide in me, I need to respect Rue’s boundaries.

“We’re at my grandma’s house,” I finally confess, making her gasp.

“Your grandma’s house?!”

“I told you I was going to feed you homemade tortillas and margaritas. What better place than at my grandma’s where you can meet my family, too.”

“But—but—but—” she splutters, “we could’ve done this back at the mansion!”

“Nah. I only make tortillas and margaritas at my abuela’s. Do you not want to meet them?”

“It’s not that—it’s just this is like tenth date shit, ya know?”

“I’m working with only three and a half days, so I’m speeding things up,” I remind with a wink.

Rue snorts.

“I’d say. Well, don’t think you can just skip all the bases and go to home plate, mister!” she admonishes severely.

“I know that’s a sports analogy, but I don’t get it,” I admit.

Rue’s tinkling laugh dances around us, and I can sense her irritation at my date plan fading away.

“Not a human saying you know, huh? It means that first base is kissing, second base is er, feeling one another up… third base is—shit. You know what? I don’t even know what the bases really are anymore except for first and home. Everyone changes them, but first is always kissing and home plate is when you finally bump uglies. You know—”

“Yes, I know,” I cut in. “Humans make sports analogies for sex?”

“Yep.”

“Strange. If I promise not to shoot it in your hoop before you dribble my balls, can we just try a kiss?”

Rue clutches her stomach as she bends, giggling hysterically.

“That’s not a saying!” she wheezes.

“Well, how am I supposed to know which sports analogies work and don’t work?”

I get out of the car and walk over to her side. Smoothly, I open her door and pull her out to me.

“Now, about that kiss.”

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Teaser from JUST A PHASE, the first book in the new adult paranormal romance series, Not Another Teen Wolf, by USA Today bestselling author M.J. Marstens

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Author M.J. Marstens

Author M.J. Marstens

About the Author
Bestselling author M.J. Marstens mixes romance, suspense, comedy, and sassy characters who can say whatever they are thinking because it is just a story. When she is not creating steamy scenes or laugh-out-loud fiascos, she is refereeing her three children that she homeschools. In her free time, she loves to eat, sleep, and pray that her children do not turn out like the characters she writes about in her books. To read more about MJ, please visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/M.J.Marstens/.

 

 

 

 

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – ENCHANTED KISSES by Tara Gallina

 

Welcome to the book blitz for ENCHANTED KISSES, a standalone new adult magical realism romance by Tara Gallina

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ENCHANTED KISSES, a standalone new adult magical realism romance by Tara Gallina

ENCHANTED KISSES by Tara Gallina

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Title: ENCHANTED KISSES
Author:Tara Gallina
Publisher: TLC Press
Release Date: September 2, 2021
Genre:
New Adult Magical Realism Romance
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Synopsis
What’s a girl to do when death is the worst and best thing that can happen to her?

Lily cares for three things above all else: nature, her father, and her best friend, Caiden.

Caiden isn’t the typical hot guy, but his eyes glow—sometimes literally—with a confidence and charm that make Lily’s heart flutter wildly.

When she kisses him for the first time, he disappears into a swirl of gold and silver that leaves her questioning her sanity.

Three months later, Caiden reappears to explain what happened and who he really is, but Lily is too angry to hear it.

She needs time to figure out her feelings, time she doesn’t have because she’s being hunted by death—Death Sentries who know the truth about her lineage and want her for gifts she doesn’t know she possesses. Those gifts in Death’s hands can shift the balance between life and death on Earth and cause mass destruction.

Now, Lily must protect herself against manipulative Sentries sent to capture her, decide if she can trust Caiden, and resist or give into the explosive attraction between them.

But when she learns the truth about Caiden and his original intent toward her, Lily’s head and heart go to war. Before long, she’s left to question if her life is worth protecting or if her father and the world are safer without her in it.

*For mature young adult readers and all ages above.

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Excerpt #2
Thirty minutes had passed, and I hadn’t moved since Raysa left. I couldn’t stop thinking about Caiden and Bianca. I hated the jealousy brewing inside me over her being with him at the manor, while I was here, imprisoned. I couldn’t even go outside to relax.

I pulled off my robe to change but ended up scrutinizing my figure instead. I still wore the white lacy bra and panty set Raysa insisted I put on under the dress. They were pretty and, though I was no Victoria’s Secret model, the pieces did make me look almost curvy.

I glanced at my petite physique in the mirror and couldn’t believe my eyes. I moved closer to my reflection and zeroed in on my lips. They were fuchsia, but I didn’t have on lipstick. I grabbed a tissue and tried to wipe away the color, but it didn’t work. This close to my reflection, my eyes looked more lilac than blue, and my dark lashes had doubled in length. Assuming it was a goddess thing, but still a little freaked out, I dashed to the kitchen. My phone was on the counter and I wanted to ask Raysa what she thought.

When I passed through the family room, the front door swung open. I froze.

A dark figure entered the foyer and continued in my direction. Immediately, I thought of Dagan.

My heart raced as I ran for the stairs and my bedroom. I’d barely made it five steps when hands snagged me around the waist.

“No!” I tried to pry his fingers from my skin.

“It’s all right, Lily. It’s me.” Caiden pulled me against his chest.

I let out a breath and rested for a moment before I remembered that I was still in my bra and panties. “Close your eyes,” I ordered. “I’m not dressed.”

He chuckled. “You’re joking, right?”

“I’m not moving until you close your eyes.” At least, sandwiched against him, he couldn’t see my body. Not unless he craned his neck and blatantly stared down at me.

“Lily, it’s nothing I haven’t seen before. Remember?” His tone was silky and low.

“Remember that you peek? How could I forget? I won’t make that mistake ever again.” The feel of his warm hands flat against my stomach had me tight as a knot.

“Ever?” he whispered in my ear.

Shivers ran over my skin.

I jumped away and faced him. “Why are you here?”

His glittering eyes roamed my body, and a ray of gold flashed from his head to his feet. With his chin low, he peered up through dark lashes and inched toward me.

“What are you doing? Are you…losing it?” I backed up until I bumped into the wall.

He stopped in front of me. “Stay still.” He brushed my hair behind my shoulder and bent down to nuzzle his face in the crook of my neck. After a few deep breaths, he seemed to relax.

My body, however, did the opposite. My muscles coiled like springs. He was so warm and smelled so good. Unsure of what he was doing, but aware it wasn’t an attack, I closed my eyes and rested my head against the wall.

“I had to see you,” he breathed on my neck, his fingers lightly trailing up my arm. “Everything is right when you’re near.”

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Author Tara Gallina

Author Tara Gallina

About the Author
Tara Gallina is the author of the NA romance The Forever Series, and the YA retelling Fated to Die. She writes and reads romance in a variety of genres but has a soft spot for retellings.

She believes in fairies, true love, and happily ever after. When she’s not writing, she loves to visit gardens, European castles, and Caribbean beaches. She’s passionate about interior design, obsessed with throw pillows, is addicted to vinegar, favors the color pink, and only drinks wine that tastes like melted sugar.

She grew up in a small town by the beach but soon after moved to Orlando, Florida with her patient hubs, two older sons, and two fur-babies. With local theme parks like Disney World and Harry Potter, it’s no wonder her life is filled with fantasy and make believe.

Daily needs: sunshine, laughter, morning coffee, family.
Daily wants: castle, English accent, princess hair, anti-age venom.

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – CHARM WARS (Charm Wars Series) by Dan Lutts

 

Welcome to the book blitz for CHARM WARS , the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Charm Wars, by Dan Lutts

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CHARM WARS, the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Charm Wars, by Dan Lutts

CHARM WARS (Charm Wars Series #1) by Dan Lutts

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Title: CHARM WARS
Series: Charm Wars Series #1
Author: Dan Lutts
Publisher: Castine Press
Release Date: September 2, 2021
Genre:
Young Adult Fantasy
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Synopsis
Welcome to Caldon, a land of mages and magic, where the noblesse possess massive political and magical power and destroy anyone who threatens the noblesse way of life—especially the commoners.

Rill Larkin, the son of a commoner blacksmith, has high ambitions. To be a mage, join the exalted ranks of the ruling noblesse, and establish his own noblesse family. Defying both the system and his family, Rill becomes the apprentice of Deuth Estati, a powerful archmage. But appearances deceive. As training progresses, Rill learns of decades-long secrets and manipulations that threaten his dream. And Deuth might not be as benevolent as Rill thought.

Alyse Dejune despises magic, even if she does belong to one of the oldest and most powerful noblesse families in Caldon. The deceits and treacheries of noblesse life and the loveless marriage alliances among the noblesse families disgust her. Her family however has high expectations: that she fulfill her role as a noblesse girl by marrying Troy Estati, an arrogant, selfish noblesse boy she does not love. And Alyse harbors a secret—the potential to become one of the most powerful mages in generations and wield forbidden magic—that, if revealed, could mean her death.

In this deadly game of ever-shifting alliances, where the state wages perpetual war against an ancient enemy, Rill and Alyse are thrown together in a land where magic is failing. And as greedy noblesse families raid surrounding family compounds for powerful charms, Rill and Alyse are left standing at a terrible crossroads.

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Excerpt #2
Chapter 14
Charm Raid

A deafening explosion shook the back courtyard.

Alyse jerked into a sitting position in bed, her heart frozen and her mind whirling in confusion.

Kate’s connecting door with Alyse’s burst open. The meager flame from the finger lamp Kate held illuminated the sword and dagger buckled over her white cotton nightshift. “Get up! We’ve been attacked.”

Alyse scrambled out of bed, fear billowing up her throat, expanding with air until she almost choked.

Wild shouts, clangs of swords clashing, and voices crying in pain attacked her ears through the partially open window shutters. Alyse’s mind turned as blank as a parchment sheet. She strained to recall where she had put her dress. No! There wasn’t time to grab the dress because the cardinal rule had been drummed into her head since childhood. If the compound is attacked, go to the safe shelter immediately because even a moment’s delay could end with her death if the raiders quickly overwhelmed the family’s defenders.

Kate eased the door open and peeked into the family area.

Her heart hammering in her ears, Alyse peered over Kate’s shoulder.

Servants were racing through the family area lighting torches set in sconces along the walls to provide light for the defenders if the raiders should make it into the house. Backwatchers were sprinting toward the adults’ bedrooms on the side opposite Alyse’s to escort the other family members to the safe shelter.

The ring of sword against sword and ear-piercing cracks of spells and shouts of attackers and defenders moved into the peristyle garden just outside the family area.
Another blast shook the front courtyard.

“Come on!” Kate said.

They ran toward the dining room. Before they’d covered two spear lengths, the door to the garden burst inward with a deafening roar that made Alyse’s ears ring. A huge wood splinter whizzed by Alyse’s head as attackers charged into the family area.

“Back!” Kate cried. “Into the bedroom.”

They dashed inside. While Kate locked the door, Alyse closed and bolted the window shutters, then took the dagger from her dresser drawer and unsheathed the blade.

A sharp burst, followed by something crashing onto the floor. Booted feet pounded and swords clashed.

“Jade! Oh, Goddess—no! Help! Somebody, help!”

Alyse’s breath caught in her throat as she imagined her sister being hacked to pieces by the raiders. “Mora!” She charged toward the door.

Kate yanked her arm so fiercely that Alyse almost lost her footing. “We have to help ourselves.”

Shouting raiders raced past their door toward the receiving hall.

“Listen,” Kate said, her voice tight with urgency. “We don’t need to worry about the mages. They have to see their targets to cast spells. As for the bladeswomen, the door’s only wide enough to let in one or two at a time.”

Alyse’s nerves twitched as if they were being pricked by dozens of sharp-pointed pins. She gulped a deep breath that reached the bottom of her lungs, and nodded. She wouldn’t get out of this if she panicked.

Kate stoked the hearth to create a low flame, then drew her sword. “If they come in, let me do the fighting. Use your dagger only to defend yourself, and don’t hesitate to strike. Understand?”

Alyse’s fingers tightened around the dagger’s leather-wrapped grip. The weapon, puny though it was, gave her strength. “Yes.”

Kate extinguished the finger lamp. Alyse waited tensely in the shadows near the hearth while the sounds in Mora’s room subsided.

“The other’s in here.”

An earsplitting blast blew the door off its hinges.

A woman wielding a sword rushed over the shattered wood.

Kate cut her down.

A man and a woman leaped over the body. Kate met them face on, parrying their blades with both sword and dagger. The fight took them toward the sleeping alcove. Alyse beat down the urge to attack the raiders while their backs were to her.

A mage stepped over the body sprawled by the door. “Give me a clear cast!” he shouted.\

The two attackers split apart, exposing Kate to full view.

The mage pointed his staff at her.

Horror sealed off Alyse’s throat, threatening to choke her. Don’t hesitate. Kate’s injunction sliced through her brain like a knife cutting through bonds.

Alyse screamed and charged the mage.

Whirling, he swung the staff at her head.

Alyse ducked and plunged the dagger into his chest.

The mage dropped the staff and staggered backward.

Alyse scooped up the staff and smashed his skull with the orb.

He fell to the floor, dead.

Breathing hard, Alyse retrieved her dagger and turned toward the three shadowy figures battling. Part of her mind was mesmerized by Kate’s deadly skill—the first time she had ever seen her cousin fighting for real. The other part was terrified one of the raiders’ swords might slip through Kate’s guard because Kate was maneuvering to keep the attackers away from her.

A murky figure in the doorway blocked the torchlight from the family area. A bladeswoman holding a bloodstained sword.

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CHARM WARS, the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Charm Wars, by Dan Lutts is out now!

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Author Dan Lutts

Author Dan Lutts

About the Author
Dan Lutts was brought up in Quincy, Massachusetts, and began addictively reading Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman comic books at an early age, much to his mother’s distress. In junior high school, he switched to reading science fiction novels. While in high school and college, he wrote science fiction short stories.

Dan taught history and archaeology in high school for ten years. After being laid off because of budget cuts, he used his love of writing to retrain and became a software technical editor and writer. He worked for several computer companies, taught technical writing at the college level, and worked as a freelance writer. Now, combining his love of history and writing, he works at a World War II museum doing research and writing.

Dan loves to read and has varied tastes, including Young Adult, historical fiction, mysteries, 18th-century sea epics, and history. He especially enjoys Young Adult fiction and decided to try his hand at it. Charm Wars, Dan’s first novel, is the result.

Dan lives in rural Maine with his wife, Lisa. When he’s not working or writing, Dan can be found reading, making and shooting medieval arrows with his longbow, or playing with his two dogs and two cats–all rescue animals.

You can learn more about Dan and the world of Charm Wars at https://www.danlutts.com/.

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Welcome to the book blitz for OF THE LILIN , the first book in the young adult paranormal series, The Sage Chronicles, by Paulette Hampton

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OF THE LILIN , the first book in the young adult paranormal series, The Sage Chronicles, by Paulette Hampton

OF THE LILIN (The Sage Chronicles #1) by Paulette Hampton

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Title: OF THE LILIN
Series: The Sage Chronicles #1
Author: Paulette Hampton
Release Date: September 1, 2021
Genre:
Young Adult Paranormal
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Synopsis
While dealing with depression, Sage attempts to pull herself into the light. What she finds is better left in the dark.

After the loss of her mother and her stepfather’s mental breakdown, Sage Frankle agrees to move in with her aunt and cousin at the Englewood Inn. Soon, her aunt arranges for Sage to begin working through her trauma with a psychologist. As time passes, Sage finds that she is far from healing and begins to slip from reality into a realm of darkness she is unable to escape. After the arrival of her cousin’s intriguing acquaintance, Sage is forced to realize she is indeed trapped, not by her mind, but by her bloodline.

 

 

 

 

 

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Excerpt #2
Sage, when her dark side appears, describing her feeding: From his wanting mouth, I began to inhale his essence, his spirit. It was exhilarating and decadent. I was filled with what was flowing and still, energetic and peaceful, awe-inspiring and banal. The dichotomies fit like two puzzle pieces. There was not one without the other. This was the only moment that existed. It was completeness.

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Author Paulette Hampton

Author Paulette Hampton

About the Author
Paulette is an indie author who holds a Master of Arts in reading education. Her writing inspiration stems from watching fantasy and paranormal movies, as well as her real-life experiences with mental health issues. She hopes her readers will find humor in her stories, become curious about seeking peace through the present moment, and consider reaching out for help if they are struggling with their own issues.

Paulette loves drawing, watching a good thriller, kayaking, and eating chocolate…lots of it. She and her husband live in North Carolina with their two cats, Linda Hamm and Bree. Of the Lilin is the first book in her new upper YA paranormal series, The Sage Chronicles.

 

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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – SING FOR ME (Balefire Series) by Tam DeRudder Jackson

 

Welcome to the blog tour for SING FOR ME, the second book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Balefire, by Tam DeRudder Jackson

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SING FOR ME, the second book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Balefire, by Tam DeRudder Jackson

SING FOR ME by (Balefire Series #2)Tam DeRudder Jackson

About the Book
Title:
SING FOR ME
Series: Balefire Series #2
Author: Tam DeRudder Jackson
Release Date: August 26, 2021
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
Blu
My entire life is my music—and all the trappings that come with it. Sex, booze, and rock ’n’ roll is all I ever wanted. Touring the world as the lead singer of Balefire, I have it all. Until on hiatus, I meet the girl next door.

Ashleigh Baker is nothing like the groupies and celebrities who usually have all my attention. In her cute floppy hat with her knees stained with dirt, she spends her days creating a flowering show piece from her rented yard. She’s the most gorgeous woman I’ve ever met, and she acts like she doesn’t want a damn thing to do with me. But from the moment I laid eyes on her, she’s all I can think about.

Ashleigh

Growing up the only child of an Air Force Colonel, all I wanted was to stay in one place for more than a minute. When I score a pretty little house with a long-term lease, I just want to grow my flowers and my freelancing gig as a music reviewer. Then a loud Harley wakes me from a sound sleep and I discover my neighbor is Blu Connolly. Yeah, that Blu Connolly, lead singer for my favorite band Balefire. With his killer good looks and panty-melting voice, he’s a walking temptation to sin. Though I do my best to avoid him, it seems Blu has other ideas. He’s on a mission to wear me down, let him in, but what happens when he stops wanting to sing for me?

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Excerpt #1
Mom lasered me with her eyes, and I barked out a laugh. Baiting my mother—another thing I’d missed.

“What does Ashleigh do, exactly?”

“She’s a substitute teacher at your old high school and she writes articles and submits them to all sorts of publications.”

“Yeah? What does she write about? Gardening?”

I might have laughed at the idea yesterday, but after seeing her sweet ass up in the air as she bent over the row of flowers she planted this morning, I had a sudden appreciation for gardening.

“She writes about music. Does a darn fine job of it too. She’s reviewed several local bands as well as some big ones. She even wrote a review of your show at Red Rocks last summer for some little blog. Her description of Dakota’s guitar and your voice specifically could have made Balefire a household name had you needed the boost. Her writing is that good.” Mom took a nonchalant sip of her wine, but I caught the look she shot me. “Or maybe I’m biased since she complimented my boy so flatteringly.”

“Yeah, well, maybe I should sing to her next time ’cause she sure didn’t flatter me today when I invited her to lunch.”

The conversation led me right back to that dark place it had taken me three hours of hard riding to escape. Ashleigh’s wine soured in my mouth as I heard her accusations in my head again.

Mom ignored my comment and my sudden bad mood. “You slept away most of the first two days you’ve been home. What are your plans for this evening?”

“Haven’t thought about it much. Maybe head down to the Dollar, see if anyone from the old days is still around, shoot some pool. After you feed me dinner,” I added with a sly smirk.

Truly, I should have offered to take Mom out to eat, but the woman could outcook any chef in the state. After months on the road, I craved her home cooking.

She smiled back at me, reading my mind again. “Your favorite dinner is thawing on the counter right now. I baked it last weekend for when you came home.”

“Yeah?” I asked carelessly before I bounced up out of my chair and raced into the kitchen. Sure enough, a huge pan of lasagna sat on the counter. Jesus, did I love that woman.

The tangible evidence of my mom’s love for me put a giant smile on my face as I headed to the bathroom to shower off the road grime and sweat from my ride. Though it was early June, the temperature insisted on summer, and I could smell myself when I walked back into the house.

When I finished cleaning up, I found Mom in the kitchen singing some pop tune softly as she busied herself with dinner. Her taste in music ran to mellow, and I had to laugh as I walked into the kitchen. As our biggest supporter early on, she attended almost every one of our shows and smiled and danced all the way through them. We’d been playing professionally for three or four years when I discovered the earplugs. To this day I have no idea what she heard in her head as we played, but it wasn’t us. Still, she’d had a good time and inspired others around her to join her in that, which improved the vibe of our early shows.

Thoughts of those long-ago shows led me back to Mom’s comment about Ashleigh’s articles. After dinner, I googled her to see what she’d said about us. Not that it mattered. The woman appeared pretty hostile to me during our first two meetings. Then I read an article she wrote for Rocky Mountain High, an online arts and entertainment blog.

The Balefire concert at Red Rocks last weekend blasted all expectations of what a rock show is or should be. The band’s musicianship, sound quality, pyrotechnics, and light show exceeded anything offered at Red Rocks in recent memory. From Jack Whitehorse’s opening drum solo pounding through the collective chest of the crowd to Dakota Perri’s blistering guitar licks revving the audience into a frenzy to Adam Tron’s driving bass forcing people to jump out of their seats and dance, the band grabbed the audience by the throat and refused to let go for two solid hours of nonstop, over-the-top thrill ride.

However, Balefire’s signature sound lies in the incredible vocal range of the band’s lead singer, Blu Connolly. From his primal screams on “Out of My Head” to his smooth baritone rumblings on “You’re the One” to his pitch-perfect harmonies with Whitehorse on their new song “Missing You,” Connolly’s voice is the heart and soul of the band. No wonder during a Balefire concert, women toss their underwear at the stage with wild abandon. The man has the ability to make panties to drop every time he steps up to a microphone.

Huh. So Ashleigh liked the show at Red Rocks. More than that, she loves my voice, at least when I’m using it to sing.

Mom was right about Ashleigh’s ability to review music too. Her words made me think back on that show, one of our best. Her article reminded me why I absolutely fucking love what I do for a living even when a tour wrings me out. Panty-dropping voice. Her description made me smile. Sobering, I pondered what it would take to tempt the delectable yet prickly Ashleigh Baker to drop her panties for me.

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Author Tam DeRudder Jackson

Author Tam DeRudder Jackson

About the Author
Tam DeRudder Jackson is the author of the paranormal romance Talisman Series and the contemporary romance Balefire Series. Her favorite “room” in her house is her back patio where she dreams up stories of romance and risk. When she’s not writing her latest paranormal or contemporary romance, you can usually find her driving around with the top down in her convertible or carving turns on the slopes of the local ski hill. The mom of two grown sons, Tam likes to travel, attend rock concerts, watch football and soccer, and visit old car shows with her husband. She lives in the mountains of northwest Wyoming where she spends most of her free time trying to read all the books. Her TBR piles are threatening to take over her office, and she’s fine with that.

 

 

 

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – FIND YOU THERE (Harmony Lane Series) by Brianna Bennett

 

Welcome to the book blitz for FIND YOU THERE, the first book in the adult contemporary LGBTQ+ romance series, Harmony Lane, by Brianna Bennett

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FIND YOU THERE, the first book in the adult contemporary LGBTQ+ romance series, Harmony Lane, by Brianna Bennett

FIND YOU THERE (Harmony Lane Series #1) by Brianna Bennett

About the Book
Title: FIND YOU THERE
Series: Harmony Lane Series #1
Author:Brianna Bennett
Release Date: August 31, 2021
Genre:
Adult Contemporary LGBTQ+ Romance
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Synopsis
Lyric Meadows is used to being overlooked.

Lovingly called Peanut for as long as she can remember, she uses ceramics to escape the high expectations of her parents. It also keeps her from having to tell them that she’s asexual, thereby disappointing them twice because she has no intention to work in music like they want or give them grandchildren. It’s not easy to conceal a part of who she is, but she’ll do it if it means maintaining some privacy.

Luca Sherwood is used to having his privacy invaded.

As the son of controversial politician Richard (Dick) Sherwood, the paparazzi is always up in his business, just waiting for a scandal to blast all over the social media. Unfortunately, Luca’s brother Rider does have something to hide, and it is something that could destroy their father’s career if the public ever learned of it.

Lyric and Luca are an unlikely duo with far more in common than they think.

One day, all of Lyric’s work at the studio is shattered by an apparent vandal. Devastated, she begins to wonder if her parents were right all along and she should just settle for singing. That is, until Luca volunteers to help her figure out the vandal’s identity. Her resulting romantic & sexual attraction to him is startling, but she’s going to need all the help she can get once she learns that the person who destroyed her artwork may be closer than she thinks.

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Excerpt #2
“You’ve got some clay on your—” He pointed at his own forehead, gesturing to his brows.

“What?” Lyric reached up to check and found he was right. She shot up, laughing awkwardly, but he gently clasped a hand around her wrist.

“Here. Let me.” He curled his finger in a beckoning motion, and she leaned down until their breaths mingled. Luca carefully dabbed the cloth against her skin, and Lyric gulped, barely daring to breathe. Her heart hammered against her chest. “All better.” Luca cleared his throat, and Lyric reeled back as if broken from a spell, careening into the rolling tool cart that always seemed to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.

“Shut up,” she told him. Luca snickered, and she glowered at him, embarrassment scorching her neck on its way to her face.

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Author Brianna Bennett

Author Brianna Bennett

About the Author
Fanfiction was where it all began. It gave me the opportunity to stretch my creative muscles and work out crucial lessons in the craft. I spent several years writing for free, which helped me understand the realities of the writing world early on.

Once I got to college, I did the one thing that most advisors tell you not to do: I majored in what I was passionate about, not what would be most practical. ​

After graduating from college with a degree in Professional Writing, I took a year off and then enrolled in a double Master’s program. In the 3 years that followed, I dedicated myself to learning as much as I could about all areas of writing and publishing.

Nowadays, I’m a medical receptionist, soon-to-be self-published author, Medium blogger, writing coach, and podcast host. I live and work in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Where to find Brianna Bennett
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – VIC VAUGHN IS VICIOUS by J.A. Huss

 

Welcome to the book blitz for VIC VAUGHN IS VICIOUS, a standalone adult contemporary romantic comedy, by USA Today bestselling author, J.A. Huss

Welcome to the book blitz for VIC VAUGHN IS VICIOUS, a standalone adult contemporary romantic comedy, by USA Today bestselling author, J.A. Huss. See below for  information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

VIC VAUGHN IS VICIOUS, a standalone adult contemporary romantic comedy, by USA Today bestselling author J.A. Huss

VIC VAUGHN IS VICIOUS by J.A. Huss

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
VIC VAUGHN IS VICIOUS
Author: J.A. Huss
Publisher: Science Future Press
Release Date: August 31, 2021
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR 

Synopsis
My name is Vicious. God-given name, I cross my heart. And it fits. I’m a hot-as-f, inked-up tattoo artist at the trendiest shop in the Rocky Mountains. I have the looks, I have the bike, I have the reputation.

That means I get the ladies.

Sure. There are lots of women out there who hate tattoos. Wouldn’t be caught dead with guys like me. And that’s fine. I’m not looking for girls like that. I’m looking for that other kind of girl. The wild one, the bad one, the crazy one. Funny thing is… the one I fell for isn’t that girl.

She’s the Good Girl.

And maybe back when she was nineteen I came off as a ‘maybe’, but after seven years of distance I am now the definition of ‘not a keeper’. But I can be a keeper. I can make the good girl swoon. I can be the dream guy she never saw coming.

If she would just… not press charges… I’m pretty sure I can turn this whole relationship around.

Vic Vaughn is Vicious is a bad-boy-trying-his best-to-win-her-back romantic comedy about a misunderstood tattoo-artist-biker called Vicious and a good girl named Daisy who ghosted him seven years ago after she came to her senses. It’s filled with funny twists, dreams of grandeur, and all seven members of the most inappropriate family in all of Colorado.

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Excerpt
“Wanna go out there?” he asks me.

I don’t know what to say. I mean, not particularly. I don’t want to go out there. I want to stay in here with him.

I want to study every inch of this room.

I want to know this man.

Turning away from the open doors, I shake my head a little and once again concentrate on all the things in this space that give away hints to who and what he is.

The bed is just a mattress set on top of stacks of wooden pallets. It’s not made. But that just makes it more interesting, not less. His sheets and pillowcases are light gray satin, but his comforter is a dark gray luxurious velvet. I can only imagine what it feels like to sleep in his bed with those two contrasting textures on either side of your body.

Then I picture what it would feel like to lie next to him in that bed. To be his.

I let out a breath and allow my eyes to wander up the wall where there are more framed pictures. Magazine covers. Tattoo magazine covers, specifically.

And his face.

Vic Vaughn is Vicious, the cover in the center reads.

He’s standing next to me and I cannot stop the quick rotation of my head in his direction as I realize just who I am with. “You’re… him.”

“Him?” He smiles coyly. Then he nods his chin at the magazine covers. “I’m him. Wanna run away now?”

I shake my head, then whisper, “Not a chance.”

He closes the short distance between us, slipping behind me. And when his lips lower down to the exposed skin on the back of my neck, I have to suck in a breath and try my best not to shiver. His fingertips slide up my arms and then he slips them back down, taking my coat along for the ride. I turn to face him just as he slips his jacket off too. Then he walks over to a large, open closet and hangs them both on wooden hangers.

I don’t know why this simple act makes me tingle all over, but it does.

And he knows it does. I can tell by the way he’s looking at me.

“How old are you?” I ask.

“Way too old for you. What about you? Wanna admit to it?”

Not sure if I do. But I say it anyway. “Nineteen. Do you want me to leave now?”

“I think I want you to stay forever.”

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Author J.A. Huss

Author J.A. Huss

About the Author
JA Huss is the New York Times bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today Bestseller’s list 21 times in the past five years. She writes characters with heart, plots with twists, and perfect endings.

Her new sexy sci-fi romance and paranormal romance pen name is KC Cross and she writes novels and teleplays collaboratively with actor and screenwriter, Johnathan McClain. 

Her books have sold millions of copies all over the world, the audio version of her semi-autobiographical book, Eighteen, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award and an Audie Award in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Her audiobook, Mr. Perfect, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award in 2017. Her audiobook, Taking Turns, was nominated for an Audie Award in 2018. Five of her book were optioned for a TV series by MGM television in 2018. And her book, Total Exposure, was nominated for a RITA Award in 2019. 

She lives on a ranch in Central Colorado with her family..

Where to Find J.A. Huss
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Blog Tour – Excerpt – MEMENTO MORI by Jane Morris

 

Welcome to the blog tour for MEMENTO MORI, a standalone contemporary historical romance, by Jane Morris

Welcome to the blog tour for MEMENTO MORI, a standalone contemporary historical romance, by Jane Morris. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

MEMENTO MORI, a standalone contemporary historical romance, by Jane Morris

MEMENTO MORI by Jane Morris

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
MEMENTO MORI
Authors: Jane Morris
Publisher: Truth Be Told Publishing
Release Date: June 15, 2021
Genre: Adult Contemporary Historical Romance
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Synopsis
A modern-day reimagining of the lives of the Pre-Raphaelite artists and the women they painted obsessively and fiercely loved. Beautiful and strong-willed Jane meets her match in enigmatic artist Gabriel.

He immediately challenges her assumptions about art, life, and love. And for Gabriel’s enormous ego, Jane represents an exhilarating yet exasperating game he refuses to lose. When Jane’s brilliant but naïve friend Lizzie insists on accepting Gabriel’s dinner invitation, they are swept into a circle of passionate artists who reside in an old Gothic mansion. Jane embarks on a life-changing journey of desire, romance, despair, and self-discovery as she becomes the muse for Gabriel and his friend and rival, Will.

A desperate inner battle wages within Jane, who is drawn in by Gabriel’s magnetic personality and gorgeous looks, yet equally as captivated by Will’s kind heart and steadfast devotion. Underneath an immersive and dramatic world is a deeper storyline, as Jane and Gabriel can’t fight the nagging feeling that they have done this all before.

Fates collide as lovers and friends become entangled in past, present, and future. An artistic, genre-crossing tale, Memento Mori will appeal to both history and romance lovers alike.

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Excerpt #1
I entered the house. It was dark and mostly quiet, but I could hear the noise from the party outside. I moved towards the kitchen, but someone grabbed my wrist and shoved me up against a wall. I screamed, but Gabriel looked into my eyes and put his finger to my lips to silence me.

“Jesus Christ! You scared the shit out of me!”

“Why are you playing games with me?” he said through gritted teeth. His face was so close I could smell the beer on his breath.

“What the fuck are you talking about? Let go of me!” He was still holding my wrist.

“Are you actually into him?” I kept squirming, and he grabbed my other wrist to get a better hold on me.

“Into who? Let me go!”

He leaned closer until his lips were an inch from mine. “I’m talking about Will! Are you actually interested in him?”

“Maybe! What the fuck do you care?”

“He’s a pussy.”

“He’s not a pussy. He’s a gentleman. You could learn a thing or two from him about how to treat women!”

“What I meant is that he’s not right for you.”

“Oh, and you are?” I tried to headbutt him, but he saw it coming and moved his head back without letting go of my wrists. “Yes,” he declared, then he put his face against my neck and inhaled deeply. The feeling of his breath on me sent waves of energy throughout my body. Then he whispered into my ear, “Maybe he’s a gentleman. But there’s one thing I know for sure. He can’t make you come like I can.”

I shivered, which was very irritating because I didn’t want him to know he was getting to me. He held my face. “Let me kiss you.” It was a command. He held his grip on my face as he leaned in and slowly ran his tongue between my lips. I instinctively opened my mouth, and we kissed fiercely. Our kissing styles were different, and we both struggled for control. I could feel that he wanted to dominate me, and maybe if I trusted him more, I would have given in. But instead, we battled each other with our tongues. Despite the combative feeling of it, it was the most electrifying kiss of my life. But a sense of dread crept into my chest, and I pulled back and shoved him away. He was breathing heavily and came back in for more. He almost touched his lips to mine, but I pushed him again.

“Come on,” he said, half-amused, half-annoyed. “I know you feel that connection between us. Stop fighting it.” He leaned in again, and I slapped him as hard as I could across the face. My ring caught his bottom lip, and I ripped it away. He slowly brought his hand up to his lip and swiped at it. He looked down at the blood on his hand with amusement and then bent towards me again. “Why? Why won’t you kiss me?” he demanded. I paused for a moment. “Because…” I slowly moved towards his face and looked directly into his eyes. “This is more fun.” Then I grinned and sauntered away.

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Author Jane Morris

Author Jane Morris

About the Author
Jane Morris is the bestselling author of four comedic memoirs about her teaching career. She has taught English for over 15 years in a major American city. This is her first novel. She received her B.A. in English and Secondary Education from a well-known university. She earned her M.A. in writing from an even fancier (more expensive) university. She loves dogs and trees and other things that can’t talk. She has a loving family and cares about making people laugh more than anything else.

 

 

 

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Blog Tour – Excerpt – HITCHED TO THE GUNSLINGER by Michelle McLean

 

Welcome to the blog tour for HITCHED TO THE GUNSLINGER, a standalone adult historical romance, by USA Today bestselling author, Michelle McLean

Welcome to the blog tour for HITCHED TO THE GUNSLINGER, a standalone adult historical romance, by USA Today bestselling author, Michelle McLean. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

HITCHED TO THE GUNSLINGER, a standalone adult historical romance, by USA Today bestselling author, Michelle McLean

HITCHED TO THE GUNSLINGER by Michelle McLean

About the Book
Title:
HITCHED TO THE GUNSLINGER
Authors: Michelle McLean
Publisher: Entangled Amara
Release Date: August 24, 2021
Genre: Adult Historical Romance
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Synopsis
Gray “Quick Shot” Woodson is the fastest gun west of the Mississippi. Unfortunately, he’s ready to hang up his hat. Sure, being notorious has its perks. But the nomadic lifestyle—and people always tryin’ to kill you—gets old real fast.

Now he just wants to find a place to retire so he can spend his days the way the good Lord intended. Staring at the sunset. And napping.

When his stubborn horse drags him into a hole-in-the-wall town called Desolation, something about the place calls to Gray, and he figures he might actually have a shot at a sleepy retirement.

His optimism lasts about a minute and a half.

Soon he finds himself embroiled in a town vendetta and married to a woman named Mercy. Who, judging by her aggravating personality, doesn’t know the meaning of her own name. In fact, she’s downright impossible.

But dang it if his wife isn’t irresistible. If only she’d stop trying to steal his guns to go after the bad guys herself.

There goes his peace and quiet…

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Excerpt #3
That damn nuisance Josiah Banff was sitting like a general in the middle of Mercy’s yard, giving her some sort of ultimatum, Gray assumed. His voice was too low to make out everything he was saying, and Gray didn’t want to move closer so he could hear better. He could guess what the man was saying well enough. He’d met plenty of men like Josiah. Mercy, spitfire that she was, had no such issue with volume.

“I’ve told you a hundred times, Josiah Banff, my property is not for sale. And neither am I!”

She hitched the shotgun up on her shoulder a little higher. Good girl.

“You want it, you’ll have to pry it from my cold dead hands!” she shouted.

He shook his head. Not so good. Giving your enemy ideas is really not a great strategy.

“Suit yourself. We all have to live with the consequences of our choices, Miss Douglas,” Josiah said. “Have a pleasant morning.”

The sound of one lone horse riding off triggered a nagging feeling of foreboding in Gray’s gut. Men like Josiah rarely stuck around to do their own dirty work. So, if he was the only one leaving…things were about to get messy.

Gray squirmed in his chair. It had nothing to do with the strange and irritating desire that suddenly crawled through him to rush to Mercy’s aid. He just needed a cushion for his chair was all. Though, if ever a woman could manage to weasel her way past his carefully laid internal defenses it would probably be her. But she hadn’t. And wouldn’t. Because becoming embroiled in her life was not part of his plan. He just needed a better chair.

Though one could argue he was already embroiled in it, seeing as how they were publicly engaged and all. But that didn’t mean he had to put forth any undue effort. He was supposed to sit there and look pretty. Or scary. Or whatever.

He gave a long-suffering sigh. If he knew Mercy, and he was beginning to think he did, that woman was bound to make the situation worse. He was just about to stand up and see if she needed a hand when the first shot was fired.

Dammit. What did a man have to do to get a nap around here?

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USA Today bestselling author Michelle McLean

Author Michelle McLean

About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Michelle McLean is a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl who is addicted to chocolate and Goldfish crackers and spent most of her formative years with her nose in a book. She has degrees in history and English and is thrilled that she sort of gets to use them. Her novel Truly, Madly, Sweetly, written as Kira Archer, was adapted as a Hallmark Original movie in 2018.

When Michelle’s not working, reading, or chasing her kids around, she can usually be found baking, diamond painting, or trying to find free wall space upon which to hang her diamond paintings. She resides in PA with her husband and two teens, the world’s most spoiled dog, and a cat who absolutely rules the house. She also writes contemporary romance as Kira Archer.

 

 

 

 

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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – EYES OF THE FOREST by April Henry

 

Welcome to the blog tour for EYES OF THE FOREST, a standalone young adult mystery, by New York Times bestselling author, April Henry

Welcome to the blog tour for EYES OF THE FOREST, a standalone young adult mystery, by New York Times bestselling author, April Henry. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

EYES OF THE FOREST, a standalone young adult mystery, by New York Times bestselling author, April Henry

EYES OF THE FOREST by April Henry

About the Book
Title:
EYES OF THE FOREST
Authors: April Henry
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Release Date: August 24, 2021
Genre: Young Adult Mystery
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Synopsis
After a bestselling fantasy writer disappears, only his biggest fan believes he’s in danger. Instead of re-reading his books, she must venture into the real world to uncover the truth in this fast-paced mystery by New York Times-bestselling author April Henry. For readers of Courtney Summers and Karen McManus.

Bridget is RM Haldon’s biggest fan. She and her mom sought refuge in Haldron’s epic fantasy series Swords and Shadows while her mom was losing her battle with cancer. When Bridget met Haldon at one of his rare book signings, she impressed the author with her encyclopedic knowledge of the fantasy world he’d created. Bridget has been working for him ever since as he attempts to write the final book in his blockbuster sword and sorcery series. But Haldon has gone missing, and Bridget is the only person who seems concerned. Can Bridget piece together Haldon’s cryptic clues and save him before it’s too late?

Master mystery-writer April Henry weaves another heart-stopping young adult thriller in this story that seamlessly blends suspense with an exploration of fan culture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Excerpt #1
“I’ve seen you listening to your phone in other classes.” Ajay followed her to the big metal bowl of fruit. “I always thought it was music, but now I’m guessing it must have been a book. So what makes it worth getting your phone taken away?”

Inspecting an apple, Bridget tried to articulate her feelings. “First of all, it’s not just ‘a’ book. It’s a book by RM Haldon. All the books in the Swords and Shadows series are amazing. They’re filled with bravery, treachery and sacrifice.” She gestured at the florescent lights, the chipped linoleum floor, the hordes of students. “This is the boring real world, where Portland, Oregon and Portland, Maine are pretty much interchangeable. But in those books, there aren’t any high schools or WalMarts or Taco Tuesdays.”

“Hey, a lot of people like Taco Tuesdays,” Ajay objected, following Bridget to the cashier.

“And in those books you can never take anything for granted.” She handed the cashier her cafeteria card. “You know how if you watch a movie, there’s always certain characters you don’t really have to worry about?”

“Like the cute five-year-old who keeps saying surprisingly wise things?” Ajay offered. “But no matter how bad things get, that kid always survives the vampires or the earthquake or the serial killer or whatever.”

“Exactly.” Bridget picked up her tray. “In the Swords and Shadows series, a five-year-old could and maybe would die. And the reader might even have to watch.” She hesitated. Normally she sat on the edge of the cafeteria with a book, and Ajay sat in the middle, with friends.

“Want to eat outside?” he said. Now that the temperature was dropping, only a few people were sitting at the concrete benches and tables.

“Um, sure.” As they walked past his regular table, a couple of his friends nudged each other. He didn’t seem to notice. In the far corner, Derrick Dart was peering intently at his phone.

Outside, they found an empty table. Next to them, a couple was enthusiastically kissing. On the other side, a boy exhaled his vape smoke into his hoodie.

Ajay unzipped his backpack. “Okay, give me the basic run down of the plot.”

“For the whole series? That’s like explaining how the entire world works to an alien who just landed here.” But if anyone was up to the task, Bridget figured she was.

“Do the best you can.”

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New York Times Bestselling Author April Henry

Author April Henry

About the Author
April Henry is the New York Times–bestselling author of many acclaimed mysteries for adults and young adults, including the YA novels The Girl in the White Van; Girl, Stolen; The Night She Disappeared; The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die; The Girl I Used to Be, which was nominated for an Edgar Award and won the Anthony Award for Best YA Mystery; Count All Her Bones; The Lonely Dead; Run, Hide, Fight Back; and The Body in the Woods and Blood Will Tell, the first two books in the Point Last Seen series. She lives in Oregon.

 

 

 

Where to Find April Henry
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Blog Tour – Excerpt – WRITTEN FOR YOU by Robin Bielman

 

Welcome to the blog tour for WRITTEN FOR YOU, a standalone adult romantic comedy, by USA Today bestselling author, Robin Bielman

Welcome to the blog tour for WRITTEN FOR YOU, a standalone adult romantic comedy, by USA Today bestselling author, Robin Bielman. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

WRITTEN FOR YOU, a standalone adult romantic comedy, by USA Today bestselling author, Robin Bielman

WRITTEN FOR YOU by Robin Bielman

About the Book
Title:
WRITTEN FOR YOU
Authors: Robim Bielman
Publisher: Entangled Amara
Release Date: August 23, 2021
Genre: Adult Romantic Comedy
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Synopsis
Cam Radcliffe is on a deadline to write his next blockbuster action film, but all he can think about lately is writing romance. The inspiration? His best friend, Reese.

They’ve known each other for years, but suddenly working in the same office has given him a whole new appreciation of her. Reese is driving him wild in the best possible way, and Cam only hopes it isn’t obvious. If she knew, he’s certain their friendship would reach The End.

So, of course, Reese figures it out. But the awkward, negative response he expected is nothing like the reality—like they’re living their own romcom.

A romcom that’s giving him the worst case of writer’s block at the absolute worst time in his career. Especially when the secret Reese has been forced to keep comes out…and threatens to ruin everything.

 

 

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Excerpt #2
“Please tell me we’re going on the Swan boat.” The spring in her step told him she liked the idea.

“Okay, I won’t tell you.” The Swan pedal boats were a popular attraction, especially in the summer, and lucky for them his family owned one for spur-of-the-moment occasions like this. Typically, whenever Reese visited, they took a ride.

“Yes!” She swung their arms in joy, making him glad he’d brought her to the lake.

They bypassed the rental shack and walked down the dock to their boat. Cam grabbed the two life jackets tucked in the back behind the seats, handed one to Reese, and when they were both fitted for safety, they sat down.

He let her pedal first, picking up on her rhythm after a few cycles.

“Hold on!” She put her good hand around the steering handle between them and thrust it forward. The sudden force jerked the boat to the right.

“Easy, Nitro.” He covered her hand with his. “Remember you have to drag the handle slowly to turn.” He helped pull the handle back.

She looked down at his hand enveloping hers. “I didn’t forget how to do it, you know.”

“I know.”

Attraction crackled between them, the air around them full of electricity, like this time their hands were magnetized, reminding them of the pure enjoyment they gave each other. Only now it reached a new level. A level he didn’t think he could back away from. He rubbed his thumb across her fingers, hoping she felt the same flash of intensity he did. When—because at this point there was no more if—they got their hands on other parts of each other, he had no doubt the contact would change him forever.

The chemistry between them didn’t just flicker, it blazed.

They quietly tooled around the lake in perfect pedaling sync. Her ponytail swayed like she had a song in her head. And with a perpetual happy lean to her full lips, he couldn’t take his eyes off her. They’d pedaled together many times before, but as they’d already discovered, this summer was different.

“If you get tired pedaling, I can do it alone,” she teased, steering them toward the middle of the lake.

“Any pedaling you can do, I can do.”

“I could probably go all day,” she countered, her mood much better than it had been after hurting her finger.

“Me, too.” And then, because even without them touching anymore his body still burned for her, he added, “And not just in pedal boats.”

A sexy as hell flush crept up her neck. She batted her lashes. “Maybe I’ll let you prove that to me sometime.”

He was ready to turn their boat around and prove it to her right now. “It would be my pleasure.”

“And mine.” Her breathless tone had his pulse pounding.

“100 percent. Multiple times,” he promised.

Her teeth sank into her plush lower lip, drawing his eyes there. She stopped pedaling. Stopped steering. “We can’t let this go, can we? Not until we do something about it.”

He slid her ponytail over her shoulder. “I’ll follow your lead, Ree. This is your call.”

“I don’t want it to ruin our friendship.”

“Agree wholeheartedly. What if…”

“What if what?”

“We follow our attraction for the next week. See where it leads us. It doesn’t have to end with us in bed. Maybe it’s more kissing. Maybe it’s skinny-dipping. Whatever it is, we don’t question it. We go with whatever we’re feeling and at the end of the week we go back to being just friends.”

“You think we can do that?”

“Yes,” he said, looking her straight in the eyes. He’d do whatever it took to preserve their friendship.

She studied him. “Promise you won’t break my heart?”

“I promise. Promise you won’t break mine?” That was definitely the more likely scenario. He’d had these feelings for much longer than she had, and he decided that one week would be better than nothing.

“I promise.”

He leaned closer. Closer still. Giving her time to change her mind. To tell him kissing each other again would be too big a mistake.

A mistake that would feel so good.

She gravitated closer. Her lustrous blue-gray eyes dipped to his mouth, inviting, urging, solidifying her consent. “What are you waiting for?”

“Are you sure?”

“Yes.”

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USA Today bestselling author Robin Bielman

Author Robin Bielman

About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her awesome family and her very cute dog, Harry. She writes both sweet and sexy contemporary romances with one goal in mind: to leave you with a smile on your face. When not attached to her laptop, she loves to read, go to the beach, and frequent coffee shops with friends. She also dreams of traveling to faraway places and loves to connect with readers. Keep in touch on social! Xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

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