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Cover Reveal – PLAYING IT SAFE by Amy Andrews

 

Entangled Brazen and author Amy Andrews are revealing the cover to PLAYING IT SAFE, a standalone adult contemporary sports romance, releasing in 2022

Entangled Brazen and author Amy Andrews are revealing the cover to PLAYING IT SAFE, a standalone adult contemporary sports romance, releasing in 2022. See below for the cover, information on the book, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

PLAYING IT SAFE, a standalone adult contemporary sports romance, by Amy Andrews

PLAYING IT SAFE by Amy Andrews

About the Book
Title:
PLAYING IT SAFE
Author:
Amy Andrews
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Release Date: 2022
Genre: Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
When an intense attraction develops between Donovan, a professional rugby player who believes he can only embrace his true self once his professional sports career is over, and Beckett, who is out and proud and not looking for a guy who isn’t, sparks fly.

But what will happen when their tryst is exposed?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Teaser from PLAYING IT SAFE, a standalone adult contemporary sports romance, by Amy Andrews

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USA Today bestselling author, Amy Andrews

Author Amy Andrews

About the Author
Amy is an award-winning, USA Today best-selling, double RITA nominated, Aussie author who has written seventy plus contemporary romances in both the traditional and digital markets. Her books bring all the feels from sass, quirk and laughter to emotional grit and panty-melting heat.

At sixteen she met a guy she knew she was going to marry and several years later she did. They have two grown kids who have flown the coop for distant shores which enables their travel fetish.

She loves good books and great booze although she’ll take mediocre booze if there’s nothing else. For many, many years she was a registered nurse which means she knows things. Anatomical things. And she’s not afraid to use them!

She’s just taken a sea change and gets to create stories whilst overlooking the mighty Pacific Ocean.

To keep up with her new releases you can join her mailing list here – http://www.amyandrews.com.au/newsletter.html

Where to Find Amy Andrews
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | BookBub

Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – ROOSTER (Devil’s Boneyard MC Series) by Harley Wylde

 

Welcome to the book blitz for ROOSTER, the eighth book in the adult contemporary romance series, Devil’s Boneyard MC, by Harley Wylde

Welcome to the book blitz for ROOSTER, the eighth book in the adult contemporary romance series, Devil’s Boneyard MC, by Harley WyldeSee below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

ROOSTER, the eighth book in the adult contemporary romance series, Devil’s Boneyard MC, by Harley Wylde

ROOSTER (Devil’s Boneyard MC Series #8) by Harley Wylde

About the Book
Title: ROOSTER
Series: Devil’s Boneyard MC Series #8
Author: Harley Wylde
Publisher: Changeling Press
Release Date: June 11, 2021
Genre:
 Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Alora
I’ve prided myself on being a strong, independent woman and not needing anyone. I didn’t become a bestselling author by the age of twenty out of pure dumb luck. I worked my tail off to get as far as I have. But there are few perks to having a man in my life. Laughter, romance, and companionship. Battery operated boyfriends can only do so much. Too bad the guy who sets me on fire is a bossy biker who wants to claim me. No way I’m letting him label me as property. Nope. Not happening. Doesn’t matter if he does make my knees weak and my heart race. I’m not giving in!

Rooster
Of all the women to capture my interest, it had to be the most stubborn, sexy, adorable woman on the planet. I love her mind, her sense of humor, and the way she fills out a pair of shorts. I don’t even mind that she’s an exhibitionist, as long as no one touches. Doesn’t matter to me her uncles were both rotten to the core. The Devil’s Fury may think she belongs to them, but I have other plans. Alora will be mine — no matter the cost.

WARNING: Rooster is part of the Devil’s Boneyard MC series. There are adult situations and bad language. No cliffhanger. Happily-ever-after and laughter guaranteed!

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Teaser from ROOSTER, the eighth book in the adult contemporary romance series, Devil’s Boneyard MC, by Harley Wylde

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Excerpt #1:
The front door nearly rattled off the hinges when someone started pounding on it. If I hadn’t known King Kong was a fictional character, I’d think he was on my porch. What the hell?

I narrowed my eyes in the direction of the front entry and went to answer it. It wasn’t like I knew anyone in town. I’d only been here a month, which made it doubtful I’d pissed anyone off — yet. I yanked it open, ready to tear into whoever was on the other side, but stopped and stared.

The man arched his eyebrows and tipped his sunglasses down enough to peer over the top of them. God, why did I find that so sexy? He’d braced an arm against the doorframe and his muscles bulged. I licked my lips and tried to remember how to speak. As my gaze skimmed over him, it snagged on the black leather over his shoulders. Fuck. It was one of the bikers.

Rooster – Devil’s Boneyard MC.

“You going to let me in, a ghrá?”

His voice sent chills down my spine and my nipples hardened against my thin tank. He smirked, clearly knowing the effect he had on me. Asshole.

“I don’t let strangers into my home,” I said. I peered over his shoulder and saw another man on a motorcycle at the curb. It seemed only one of them wanted to come into the house. Thank goodness for small favors.

He leaned in, the scent of cinnamon and cloves making me want to breathe in deep. “But we’re not strangers. You’re Twister’s niece, which makes you Devil’s Fury property. Since we consider them family, that makes you mine.”

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Teaser from ROOSTER, the eighth book in the adult contemporary romance series, Devil’s Boneyard MC, by Harley Wylde

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Author Harley Wylde

Author Harley Wylde

About the Author
Harley Wylde is the International Bestselling Author of the Dixie Reapers MC, Devil’s Boneyard MC, and Hades Abyss MC series.
When Harley’s writing, her motto is the hotter the better — off the charts sex, commanding men, and the women who can’t deny them. If you want men who talk dirty, are sexy as hell, and take what they want, then you’ve come to the right place. She doesn’t shy away from the dangers and nastiness in the world, bringing those realities to the pages of her books, but always gives her characters a happily-ever-after and makes sure the bad guys get what they deserve.

The times Harley isn’t writing, she’s thinking up naughty things to do to her husband, drinking copious amounts of Starbucks, and reading. She loves to read and devours a book a day, sometimes more. She’s also fond of TV shows and movies from the 1980’s, as well as paranormal shows from the 1990’s to today, even though she’d much rather be reading or writing.

You can find out more about Harley or enter her monthly giveaway on her website. Be sure to join her newsletter while you’re there to learn more about discounts, signing events, and other goodies!

Where to find Harley Wylde
Goodreads | Website │Newsletter |  Facebook │ Twitter | Instagram | BookBub

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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – THE WEIGHT OF THE SKY by Caroline Schley

 

Welcome to the blog tour for THE WEIGHT OF THE SKY, a standalone young adult contemporary, by Caroline Schley

Welcome to the blog tour for THE WEIGHT OF THE SKY, a standalone young adult contemporary, by Caroline Schley. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

THE WEIGHT OF THE SKY, a standalone young adult contemporary, by Caroline Schley

THE WEIGHT OF THE SKY by Caroline Schley

About the Book
Title: THE WEIGHT OF THE SKY
Author: Caroline Schley
Release Date: May 20, 2021
Genre:
Young Adult Contemporary
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR

Synopsis
Speak meets Gossip Girl in this searing contemporary Young Adult novel where the most courageous three words a teenage girl will ever have to say are, “I need help.”

For every important decision in her life, fifteen-year-old Chris Miller relies on silence rather than courage. In her rough Bridgeport neighborhood, Chris bites her tongue when her best friend gets sent to juvenile detention for a crime she didn’t commit. As a scholarship kid at St. Catherine’s Prep, Chris acquiesces to ‘drinkstagram’ at tony sleepover parties. At home with her overbearing mother, she swallows her questions about her father’s identity. Chris understands that quiet insecurity isn’t the most valiant approach to life, but it gets her through the day unscathed. Until she’s sexually assaulted.

In the aftermath, Chris’s tenuous happiness crumbles alongside her grades, yet she can’t find the courage to report the assault. At a crossroads, Chris is forced to volunteer at an afterschool program for low-income families to maintain her scholarship. Catapulted back to the very neighborhood she struggled to escape, Chris finds her family thrust into the crosshairs of a gang war. When one of the students from her afterschool program is put at risk, Chris discovers just how much damage her silence can cause. Ultimately, she must decide if she will remain quiet as others call the shots and remain a victim or if she can forge the strength to stand up, speak the truth and call herself a survivor..

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Excerpt #2
Chris clutched at her necklace as she walked up the campus steps. She thrust open the double doors and crossed the threshold of the building into a hive of activity. At the center of it all was a plastic folding table adorned with a St. Catherine’s banner. Chris approached a blonde woman perched on a metal chair, a large pile of papers in front of her and an eager smile on her face.
“Hi. I’m Ms. Engel. Welcome to St. Catherine’s. Name and grade?”

“Hi. Chris Miller. Sophomore. Well, going to be a sophomore. Starting next week.” Chris pinched the inside of her cheek with her teeth to force herself to stop talking as Ms. Engel dove into the stack of papers in front of her.

“Great. Here’s your schedule. Oh, I’ll be your advisor.” The woman clapped at the last sentence as though it was the best news she’d heard all day. Chris bit back a laugh, thinking of her advisor last year at Bridgeport High. Mr. Ortiz had never clapped a day that Chris had known him. Instead, he used their advisory block as a time to lecture them about the statistical probability that they would end up in jail, emphasizing his words with a dour expression that conveyed every second of his thirty years in the public school system.

Ms. Engel continued talking as she pushed the schedule across the table. “Here, check your classes; let me know if anything seems off. Otherwise, one of our volunteer student mentors will show you around in just a minute.”

Chris gripped the paper. “Thanks.” She headed towards a bench as she scanned the course titles, teachers and rooms for each period. AP Biology was there, very first thing.

A willowy girl with white-blond hair, Everest-high cheekbones and a small, defiant chin approached Chris, wearing a large tag that read “Mentor”. Her skin glowed with a soft almond shade that Chris’s mother had always called country club tan. It was not a compliment. Chris couldn’t help but look down at her own arm, pale from too many summer days inside reading or working at Sol y Mar. She thought the tan looked perfect.

“Hi! I’m Sterling.” Sterling? “Welcome to St. Catherine’s. Do you need some help figuring out your schedule?” She wedged in next to Chris without waiting for a response and started to read over her shoulder.

“Wow, you’re in AP Bio? And you’re new? I didn’t even know that was, like, allowed.” The girl popped her gum and frowned at the paper.

“Oh. I’m…sort of…going to see. Hi. I’m Chris.”

Sterling continued to scan the schedule as she spoke. “Right, hi. Ugh, Period 2 PE is the worst. You should bring dry shampoo.” She folded the rectangle of paper and handed it back as Chris added dry shampoo to her mental list of things to worry about.

“Did you just move here?” Sterling’s voice held an edge of boredom as her hand etched over the screen of her phone. “I’m just going to pull up a picture of this dry shampoo, it’s called R+Co Death Valley and it’s amazing. If you buy it through my Instagram code, it’s ten percent off.”

“Oh…ahh, thanks. No, I’ve lived in Bridgeport my whole life.” Chris had hardly ever even been anywhere else. Her mother had taken them on one vacation to Cape Cod. They’d waited until the summer prices dropped and all Chris remembered was the glacial October rain sweeping in off the Atlantic Ocean.

Sterling arched an eyebrow. “In Bridgeport? Where did you go to school before?”

“Last year I went to Bridgeport High.”

“Like the public school?” The eyebrow twitched.

Chris wanted to melt into the bench as she nodded. She felt the cheap fabric of her jeans rub against the insides of her knees. Her dark hair, which she’d brushed until it shone that morning, looked wilted and sad next to Sterling’s crisp ponytail. The gold chain looped around her neck seemed feeble and impotent compared to the chunky jewelry that accented Sterling’s slender body. As Sterling gestured into her next sentence, Chris noted a thick, metal watch glinting on her wrist in a sea of hefty bangles. Chris fought the urge to slip off the fabric band of her secondhand Timex and burn it in the gold-plated trashcan.

“What was that like?”

Chris didn’t know what to compare it to. She had been terrified there. There was a metal detector to pass through every morning, and police cruisers lined up outside school every afternoon.
“It was…okay, if you knew how to mind your own business, I guess.”

Sterling giggled. “Well, welcome to St. Catherine’s. Good luck minding your own business. Most of us have been here since like, kindergarten and we’re all are nosy as fuck.”

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Author Caroline Schley

Author Caroline Schley

About the Author
Caroline Schley is a YA author and high school science teacher. Originally from New York City, she currently lives in Madrid and will happily travel long distances for white sand beaches, high-quality chocolate and alpine hiking trails. You can find out about her current writing projects and stay in touch at carolineschley.com.

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Where to find Melissa Caroline Schley
Goodreads | Website | Facebook Twitter | Instagram

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Blog Tour – Excerpt – BECOMING WILDE (Alex Wilde Series) by HK Jacobs

 

Welcome to the blog tour for BECOMING WILDE, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Alex Wilde, by HK Jacobs

Welcome to the blog tour for BECOMING WILDE, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Alex Wilde, by HK Jacobs. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

BECOMING WILDE, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Alex Wilde, by HK Jacobs

BECOMING WILDE (Alex Wilde Series #2) by HK Jacobs

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
BECOMING WILDE
Series: Alex Wilde Series #2
Author: HK Jacobs
Release Date: June 13, 2021
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR

Synopsis
Is this the beginning of our epic love story?

Alexandra Wilde’s life is beyond her wildest dreams. After a tumultuous year, she has returned to Botswana as a full-fledged pediatric ICU doctor and reignites a consuming romance with Ian Devall, the privileged philanthropist who has captured her heart. Her new position at the hospital is fraught with challenges as saving lives pushes her resourcefulness to the brink. Meanwhile, her connection with Ian deepens, and she realizes that forging a commitment with him will require a sacrifice she isn’t ready to make. As she teeters on the precipice of decision, tragedy strikes and sends her into a spiral of grief where she must find hope in adversity…or risk losing everything she has become.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BECOMING WILDE, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Alex Wilde, by HK Jacobs is Out Now

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Excerpt #1
Alex met Ian’s lips with her own in a kiss that started slowly but grew exponentially until all the despair of the past mixed with the promise of the future. She opened her mouth and her heart to him, and they kissed while, for one moment, the world revolved around them.

Suddenly Alex laughed and pulled away, breathless and flushed and filled with the most insatiable desire.

“What?” he said, his entire face lit in a smile.

“Are you done running from me?” she asked, eyes narrowed.

“Are you done not knowing what you want?” he countered, and she shrugged.

“I’m done not loving you.”

She kissed him again, lighter but just as intense, feeling the sear of his lips on hers when they paused.

“What now? Is this the beginning of our epic love story?” she asked, and he pulled her close, leaning down so that his eyes bore into hers.

“It is. Now let’s get out of here because I’m pretty sure that we’re due some epic makeup sex.

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Get Caught up on the Series

Book 1: WILDE TYPE
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BECOMING WILDE, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Alex Wilde, by HK Jacobs is Available Now!

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Author HK Jacobs

Author HK Jacobs

About the Author
HK Jacobs is native to a small town in Texas that gave her both wings and roots. She holds a Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine and a Master of Public Health from the University of Texas. She is a board certified pediatric critical care physician whose passion is traveling the globe caring for seriously ill children in low-middle income countries. She currently resides in Texas where she continues to balance the many roles in her life—mother, physician, humanitarian, dreamer, and author.

 

 

 

Where to Find HK Jacobs
Goodreads | Website Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

 

Release Day – BECOMING WILDE (Alex Wilde Series) by HK Jacobs

 

Today is release day for BECOMING WILDE, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Alex Wilde, by HK Jacobs

Today is release day for BECOMING WILDE, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Alex Wilde, by HK Jacobs. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

BECOMING WILDE, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Alex Wilde, by HK Jacobs

BECOMING WILDE (Alex Wilde Series #2) by HK Jacobs

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
BECOMING WILDE
Series: Alex Wilde Series #2
Author: HK Jacobs
Release Date: June 13, 2021
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR

Synopsis
Is this the beginning of our epic love story?

Alexandra Wilde’s life is beyond her wildest dreams. After a tumultuous year, she has returned to Botswana as a full-fledged pediatric ICU doctor and reignites a consuming romance with Ian Devall, the privileged philanthropist who has captured her heart. Her new position at the hospital is fraught with challenges as saving lives pushes her resourcefulness to the brink. Meanwhile, her connection with Ian deepens, and she realizes that forging a commitment with him will require a sacrifice she isn’t ready to make. As she teeters on the precipice of decision, tragedy strikes and sends her into a spiral of grief where she must find hope in adversity…or risk losing everything she has become.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BECOMING WILDE, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Alex Wilde, by HK Jacobs is Out Now

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Excerpt
“I’m not sorry,” he said quietly, his voice calm but hard like a river stone.

She could imagine his emotions swirling around it like rapids, bubbling around its solidarity. Before she could respond, he continued.

“I’m not sorry for dragging you out of there and I would do it all over again. I will never support choices that put you in danger or hurt you or threaten you, so if that’s your expectation, I’ll never live up to it, and you should do us both a favor and walk away right now.”

At a different time in her life, Alex would have obeyed. The fear of rejection…the feeling of being unworthy of such love would have carried her out of the barn, slamming shut a physical and emotional door that she would have kept closed for an eternity. But she wasn’t the girl she once was. She was choosing to live a life that rose above her most basic fears.

Put on your phoenix wings, whispered her subconscious. She stood but didn’t make a move toward Ian, not even a gesture. Instead, she stayed perfectly still, breathing in the sweet smell of hay and elephant musk.

“I don’t always make the best…decisions. And I don’t expect you to like all of them, but there is one that I will never give up.”

“And what’s that?”

She sensed him steel himself for her answer.

“You.”

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Get Caught up on the Series

Book 1: WILDE TYPE
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BECOMING WILDE, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Alex Wilde, by HK Jacobs is Available Now!

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Author HK Jacobs

Author HK Jacobs

About the Author
HK Jacobs is native to a small town in Texas that gave her both wings and roots. She holds a Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine and a Master of Public Health from the University of Texas. She is a board certified pediatric critical care physician whose passion is traveling the globe caring for seriously ill children in low-middle income countries. She currently resides in Texas where she continues to balance the many roles in her life—mother, physician, humanitarian, dreamer, and author.

 

 

 

Where to Find HK Jacobs
Goodreads | Website Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

 

Release Blitz + Giveaway – THE WICKED AFTERMATH (Dark Knights at Bayside Series) by Melissa Foster

 

Welcome to the release blitz for THE WICKED AFTERMATH, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, The Wickeds (Dark Knights at Bayside), by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Melissa Foster

Welcome to the release blitz for THE WICKED AFTERMATH, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, The Wickeds (Dark Knights at Bayside), by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Melissa Foster. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, some exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

THE WICKED AFTERMATH, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, The Wickeds (Dark Knights at Bayside), by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Melissa Foster

THE WICKED AFTERMATH (Dark Knights at Bayside Series #2) by Melissa Foster

About the Book
Title: THE WICKED AFTERMATH
Series: The Wickeds (Dark Knights at Bayside) Series #2
Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher: World Literary Press
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 9, 2021
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FRBarnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlayAudible

Synopsis
THE WICKED AFTERMATH is an emotionally gripping story of love, loss, and hope, with a rich and entrancing happily ever after. All Wicked novels may be enjoyed as standalone romances.

When the person you blame for your grief is the only one who can save you from the pain…

Tank Wicked lost his sister and has since vowed to save everyone else in his path. He lives by the creed of the Dark Knights motorcycle club, sworn to protect and respect his community. He selflessly saves lives as a volunteer firefighter and treats the men and women who work for him at his tattoo shop like family. But life isn’t a balance scale where good deeds negate bad things to come, and one foggy night life guts Tank once again. When a car careens over the side of a bridge and into a river, Tank springs into action, plunging into the water to rescue the passengers. Four people go into the river, but only three come out alive.

Leah Yates is just trying to make it through each day. When the man she blames for her grief becomes the only one who can pull her from the depths of despair, she discovers that even hope comes at a price. Maybe this time she won’t have to face it alone.

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Set on the sandy shores of Cape Cod, the Wickeds feature fiercely protective heroes, strong heroines, and unbreakable family bonds. If you think bikers are all the same, you haven’t met the Dark Knights. The Dark Knights are a motorcycle club, not a gang. Their members stick together like family and will stop at nothing to keep their communities safe. Some of the Wickeds’ love stories will be hilariously fun and deeply emotional, others will tear at your heartstrings and include injections of humor, but they will all leave you wishing you could climb between the pages and join them.

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Teaser from THE WICKED AFTERMATH, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, The Wickeds (Dark Knights at Bayside), by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Melissa Foster

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Excerpt
She turned to Baz and Blaine. “What can I get y’all?”

Her Southern drawl drew Tank in every time he heard it. He watched her as the others ordered. Her expression morphed to a more serious one as she studied Zander’s face the way she always did, like she was trying to figure him out. “Would you like a refill?”

“I’d like your number,” Zander said with a wink.

Tank glowered at him.

Leah wrinkled her nose. “I’m not on the menu, but I’m happy to get you a drink.”
Everyone chuckled as he asked for a refill and tried again to get her number. She turned toward Tank with her gaze trained on the order pad. “And for you?”

“Whiskey, neat,” Tank said.

Her eyes flicked up to his, and in the space of a second everything else failed to exist except that thunderous roar, and just as quickly, the little color Leah had drained from her face.

“You okay, darlin’?” Tank touched her hand.

She pulled it away, stumbling backward, and scurried off toward the bar.

“Dude, are you sure something didn’t happen between you two that we should know about?” Blaine asked.

Tank leveled him with a dark stare.

As his brothers and cousins joked about him scaring Leah off every time she looked at him, he watched her heading for the bar, eyes downcast, as though she wished she were invisible again. Maybe she was just a quiet girl who liked her privacy, but that didn’t explain her reaction to him. He’d missed signs of trouble with Ashley, and he wasn’t about to let that happen again. Not to her or anyone else.

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Get Caught up on the Series:

Book 1: A LITTLE BIT WICKED
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THE WICKED AFTERMATH, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, The Wickeds (Dark Knights at Bayside), by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Melissa Foster is available now!

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melissa Foster

Author Melissa Foster

About the Author
Melissa writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa’s fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big-family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, Wild Boys and Bad Boys After Dark, and the Montgomerys. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented– perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex and relatable issues.

Melissa also writes sweet and clean romance under the pen name Addison Cole.

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on social media or her personal website.

Where to Find Melissa Foster
Goodreads | Website | NewsletterFacebook | Street TeamTwitter | Amazon Author Page | Pinterest

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Cover Reveal – AGGIE THE HORRIBLE VS. MAX THE POMPOUS ASS by Lisa Wells

 

Entangled Amara and author Lisa Wells are revealing the cover to AGGIE THE HORRIBLE VS. MAX THE POMPOUS ASS, a standalone adult contemporary romance, releasing July 19, 2021

Entangled Amara and author Lisa Wells are revealing the cover to AGGIE THE HORRIBLE VS. MAX THE POMPOUS ASS, a standalone adult contemporary romance, releasing July 19, 2021. See below for the cover, information on the book, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

AGGIE THE HORRIBLE VS. MAX THE POMPOUS ASS, a standalone adult contemporary romance, by Lisa Wells

AGGIE THE HORRIBLE VS. MAX THE POMPOUS ASS by Lisa Wells

About the Book
Title:
AGGIE THE HORRIBLE VS. MAX THE POMPOUS ASS
Author:
Lisa Wells
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Release Date: July 19, 2021
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
It’s not forever. It’s not freaking forever.

One’s playing a game. The other’s keeping score.

When wild-child Aggie Corelissen shows up for an interview with the last person she’d ever want to work for, golden-boy entrepreneur Max Treadwell, she has one goal—to not be offered the position. While she hates to disappoint the two matchmaking grandmothers who’d pressed Max to hire her, she wants nothing to do with a pity job. Besides, the guy could easily win Mr. Pompous Ass of the year.

The last thing Max wants is to offer Aggie a job. The woman, a mixture of bizarre and annoying, has gone through at least a half-dozen employers this year already. He might’ve promised Grandmother he’d hire her, but if Aggie doesn’t take it because he’s more than a little un-charming, that won’t be his fault. After all, his company is on the brink of a major land acquisition, and the last thing he needs is a screw-up as a personal assistant.

With neither of them willing to disappoint their grandmothers, the interview becomes the stuff of legends, and somehow, before either can blink, they’re suddenly stuck working together.

Aggie’s determined the only way out is to be the worst assistant ever and get fired…

Max knows his grandmother would kill him if he fired Aggie, so he’ll just have to be so awful she quits…

But what happens next, no one could have seen coming.

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AGGIE THE HORRIBLE VS. MAX THE POMPOUS ASS, a standalone adult contemporary romance, by Lisa Wells is coming July 19.

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Author Lisa Wells

Author Lisa Wells

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

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

 

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Where to Find Lisa Wells
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – NO GENTLE GIANT by Nicole Snow

 

Welcome to the book blitz for NO GENTLE GIANT, a standalone adult contemporary romance, by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Nicole Snow

Welcome to the book blitz for NO GENTLE GIANT, a standalone adult contemporary romance, by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Nicole Snow. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

NO GENTLE GIANT, a standalone adult contemporary romance, by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Nicole Snow

NO GENTLE GIANT by Nicole Snow

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Title: NO GENTLE GIANT
Author: Nicole Snow
Publisher: Ice Lips Press
Release Date: January 3, 2021
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Nicole Snow returns with a steamy and electrifying standalone romance thriller where one ginormous protector goes all-in to win Miss Unlucky.

You know the drill. Big hands, big feet, humongous— Yikes. We’re not going there for the thousandth time. I’ve got small-town problems aplenty and zero time for Paxton “Alaska” Charter. Crushing on smokeshow men with caveman vibes can’t end well.

Sure, he saved my little coffee shop from total ruin once. Yes, my ovaries melt watching single dad of the century with his little boy. Of course, I’d sleep like a baby if I let him work his former SEAL hero magic on my mess. That’s not why I’m freaking out.

Nobody told me how devastatingly kind Alaska can be. Or the fact that his stubborn heart’s even more guarded than mine. If he comes barreling into my life, it’s certain doom. And it’s all thrown to the wind the day his kiss claims me.

We have to say goodbye. Right now. Before it’s too late. He can’t keep sheltering my body, stealing my heart, and igniting my soul. I won’t drag this gentle giant down my abyss of ugly secrets. But Alaska has other plans—and they scare me. Because they all involve impossible happily ever afters, no matter the cost.

Full-length small-town standalone romance heaven. The butterflies come in force when one large and in-charge single dad steps in to rescue the girl who abandoned all hope and forgot how to love.

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Excerpt
Look, I’ve had a stressful few months. Years. Life.

I’m a little on edge, and a little emotionally raw.

But he saves me from having to fumble for words by turning a roguish smile on me, mock-squinting. “You, though. I’ve got my eye on you. I think you could be trouble.”

My laugh this time comes out weaker. “I wish that wasn’t true. I’m kind of a bad luck trap, Alaska.”

“Like an avalanche of coffee mugs?”

“Yep. Just like a mug storm.”

Another silence.

Another smile that makes my heart wobble.

Another long look from him, one that makes me wonder how he went from “coffee girl I vaguely recognize” to a sort of confidante in a matter of minutes. All over some smashed mugs and a cut on his knee.

But, hey, at least I’m not going to break down crying in front of a total stranger because he has mercy on me and changes the subject.

“So what’s the damage, lady? Give me all of it. Don’t forget the table, too.”

“We’ll forget the table. And the floor. Call it pain and injury compensation.” I smile wryly. “We’re at a cool eight hundred for the mugs, though. Manufacturer cost. I’m not charging you full retail.”

“You got it. I’d pay up now, but I’m not carrying eight hundred in cash around with me.” He cocks his head. “I’ll bring it by in the morning unless you want a check? Ladies’ choice.”

“No rush, but cash is fine.”

Too easy. Even if I’m already doubting the wisdom of keeping that much cash around here for more than a day or two, but that’s another problem I don’t want to think about right now.

So I stand, bracing my hands to my knees and levering up.

Of course, I forget not just how small my office is, but how much space Alaska occupies.

As I straighten and lift my head, I find myself practically eye to eye with him, and only because sitting on my desk knocked off like a foot from his titanic height.

I lock up, my heart crawling up my throat as I stare, barely an inch away from our noses touching.

This jittery little fantasy.

It’s not quite insta-love, but it’s bad.

If he didn’t still look so calm and unfazed, I’d probably dissolve into a stammering mess. But it’s like his inner chill stabilizes me, and I’m able to skitter back without tripping, clearing my throat and finding another smile in me.

Somewhere.

“Should we check on Eli?” I tilt my head toward the door. “Either he’s cleaned the whole shop by now or bailed.”

Alaska snorts. “He knows better, but yeah. He’s probably getting a little anxious out there.”

I sweep a mock-bow, pulling the door open for him. “Polar bears first.”

He throws back an evil eye over his shoulder.

“I’m gonna regret telling you that,” he grumbles.

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NO GENTLE GIANT, a standalone adult contemporary romance, by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Nicole Snow is available now!

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Author Nicole Snow

Author Nicole Snow

About The Author
Nicole Snow is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author. She found her love of writing by hashing out love scenes on lunch breaks and plotting her great escape from boardrooms. Her work roared onto the indie romance scene in 2014 with her Grizzlies MC series.

Since then Snow aims for the very best in growly, heart-of-gold alpha heroes, unbelievable suspense, and swoon storms aplenty. With over a million books sold, she lives for the joy of making two people fight with every bit of their soul for a Happily Ever After.

Current fan favorites include her Enguard Protectors series, accidental love novels, plus long beloved MC romance thrillers like the Grizzlies and Deadly Pistols.

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Where to Find Nicole Snow
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – IN YOUR DREAMS (Her Billionaires Series) by Julia Kent

 

IN YOUR DREAMS, a prequel in the adult comedy romance series, Her Billionaires, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Julia Kent

Welcome to the book blitz for IN YOUR DREAMS, a prequel in the adult comedy romance series, Her Billionaires, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Julia Kent. See below for, information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

IN YOUR DREAMS, a prequel in the adult comedy romance series, Her Billionaires, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Julia Kent

IN YOUR DREAMS (Her Billionaires Series #0.5) by Julia Kent

About the Book
Title: IN YOUR DREAMS
Series: Her Billionaires #0.5
Author: Julia Kent
Publisher: Prosaic Publishing
Release Date: June 1, 2021
Genre: Adult Comedy Romance
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Synopsis
Sometimes your wildest dreams really do come true…

Laura Michaels sat up in her dark, lonely bedroom, heart slamming in her heated chest, the dream so real she could still taste his mouth against hers, feel hands pressed into her soft curves, sense fingers exploring where she wanted them most in the lush territory of her abandoned body. Yet her bed was empty, as always.

Except for the three cats who thought they owned it.

And the empty ice cream pint, spoon jutting out like it was identifying her in a line-up.

Heart racing, she tried. She really did. She should have calmed down. She should have been able to shake the reverie. She should have let it all fade.

What kept her heart beating so fast, though, was one undeniable fact.

There had been four hands on her in that dream…

This prequel takes Laura, Mike and Dylan from the New York Times bestselling series Her Billionaires and offers a glimpse into their yearning for what was meant to be…

The book you are about to read, In Your Dreams, is a newly-revised and expanded prequel to the New York Times bestselling series, Her Billionaires. It was originally published in 2014 under the title Before Her Billionaires, but now has more than double the words, is fully re-edited, and has more of the men 😉 .

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Teaser from IN YOUR DREAMS, a prequel in the adult comedy romance series, Her Billionaires, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Julia Kent

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Excerpt #3
“Where in the hell will we find another woman like Jill?” he mused out of the blue, making the couch shake slightly from Mike’s physical reaction.

Mike’s mouth tightened. “Don’t want a woman like Jill. I want a woman who is unique and her own person.”

“Duh, dude. I mean a woman who’ll want two guys at once.”

“Plenty of those.” He waggled his phone. “Sixty-seven messages.”

“Eight-one,” Dylan corrected. Mike’s brow turned down in confusion.

“How would you know?”

Shit. Caught.

“You’ve been monitoring my account?” Mike said, voice going quiet and tense, which was worse than being chewed out.

“Of course I have, You needed a kick in the ass.”

Mike’s eyebrow quirked up. “You realize three women said they were into that.”

“Four, actually.”

“I don’t want to date anyone.”

“I know you don’t. But Jill’s never coming back.”

“Why would you even say something like that?”

“Because you act like Jill’s the only person for us.”

“Because she is!”

“Was, Mike. Was. Jill died.”

“You think I don’t know that?”

“A part of you hasn’t let it sink in.”

“Fuck you, Dylan. Every goddamned part of me knows full well Jill died. I was in that room with you, holding her as she took her last breath.”

Dylan touched Mike’s shoulder. It was hard as a rock. “I know. We were a team. The three of us. And now we’re two-thirds of a team.”

“Like a three-legged stool missing a piece. Everything’s so… tilted.”

Dylan held his breath. It was the first glimpse into Mike’s feelings. Whatever he did, he had to be careful. Getting Mike to open up was key. If he said the wrong thing, though, the guy would shut down.

“Yeah. It is.”

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Teaser from IN YOUR DREAMS, a prequel in the adult comedy romance series, Her Billionaires, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Julia Kent

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Author Julia Kent

Author Julia Kent

About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. Since 2013, she has sold more than 2 million books, with 5 New York Times bestsellers and more than 21 appearances on the USA Today bestseller list. Her books have been translated into French and German, with more titles releasing in the future in those languages, and in Italian as well.

From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men’s room toilet (and he isn’t a billionaire in a romantic comedy).

She lives in New England with her husband and three children in a household where she is the only person with the gene required to change empty toilet paper rolls.

Where to Find Julia Kent
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – THE MARVELOUS by Claire Kann

 

Welcome to the blog tour for THE MARVELOUS, a stand-alone young adult contemporary LGBTQ+ mystery, by Claire Kann

Welcome to the blog tour for THE MARVELOUS, a stand-alone young adult contemporary LGBTQ+ mystery, by Claire Kann. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

THE MARVELOUS, a stand-alone young adult contemporary LGBTQ+ mystery, by Claire Kann

THE MARVELOUS by Claire Kann

About the Book
Title: THE MARVELOUS
Author: Claire Kann
Publisher: Swoon Reads

Release Date: June 8, 2021
Genre:
Young Adult Contemporary LGBTQ+ Mystery
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Synopsis
From the author of Let’s Talk About Love and If It Makes You Happy, this exuberant YA Novel follows six teens locked together in a mansion, contending for a life-changing cash prize in a competition run by a reclusive heiress.

Everyone thinks they know Jewel Van Hanen. Heiress turned actress turned social media darling who created the massively popular video-sharing app, Golden Rule.

After mysteriously disappearing for a year, Jewel makes her dramatic return with an announcement: she has chosen a few lucky Golden Rule users to spend an unforgettable weekend at her private estate. But once they arrive, Jewel ingeniously flips the script: the guests are now players in an elaborate estate-wide game. And she’s tailored every challenge and obstacle to test whether they have what it takes to win–at any cost.

Told from the perspective of three dazzling players–Nicole: the new queen of Golden Rule; Luna: Jewel’s biggest fan; and Stella: a brilliant outsider–this novel will charm its way into your heart and keep you guessing how it all ends because money isn’t the only thing at stake.

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Excerpt #2
Settled in a quiet nook straddling the line between Sonoma and St. Helena, California, with green rolling hills and barely treaded trails, their destination was surrounded by acres of grapevines and clusters of trees dense enough to be pocket forests.

The car slowed to a near crawl down the gravel road, symmetrically and systematically lined with tall trees on either side. Overhead, their bare branches reached out across the divide, interlocking as if they conspired to block out the moon. But someone had taken the time to decorate each tree trunk with a spiral of white lights to ensure the dark wouldn’t win.

Luna rested her forehead against the chilled window and muttered, “I could walk faster than this.”

“Too dark. Too cold,” Alex said. They’d barely slept on the plane, too hopped up on excitement, complimentary soda, and cookies. He was fading fast now. Close to midnight, his eyes looked bleary and unfocused. “Which house is this?”

“Winery.” Luna hadn’t been 100 percent sure where they would spend the weekend until they’d driven through the towering main gates.

The Winery at Midnight.

A moment so iconic the Founders were boiling with jealousy, flooding the group chat with keysmashes, and rage and crying emoji.

Jewel had multiple houses sprinkled here and there across America, and Golden Weekend had always rotated locations, seemingly at random. As far as Luna knew, and she knew quite a bit, it had never been hosted at the Van Hanen Winery. The Founders had theorized it was off the table because it was the most well-known and personal to Jewel.

Luna continued, “It’s her family’s house. She grew up here. In one of her early videos she said it ‘had been built to function as an overbearing display of Van Hanen wealth.’ Direct quote.”

Alex wrinkled his nose. “I hope she’s not as pretentious as she sounds.”

Was it possible to grow up on an actual estate and be down-to-earth? To go to private school, star in hit TV shows and blockbuster movies, and still be a normal, unaffected person? Probably not. But Jewel tried her best anyway. That counted.

“She’s not,” Luna said, confident in her beliefs. “She just talks like that for the camera, I think.”

Aerial shots of the winery were easy enough to find online. A few interior ones of the mansion too, if someone knew where to look, which Luna would never intentionally do . . .

So, technically, it wasn’t her fault the images ended up on Goldspiracy or that she clicked on them without realizing. And then kept clicking, because what was the point in pretending that she hadn’t seen them when she had. Damage was done.

Before, during, and after construction, the mansion had been dubbed the heart of the entire estate, with its three levels, seventeen bedrooms, an excessive number of bathrooms, two kitchens, a massive ballroom, two libraries, several dens, storage rooms, and a sprawling attic. And that’s just what was on paper.

Rumor had it that the blueprints mysteriously didn’t match the actual layout.

Luna was sure she’d die if she didn’t get into that house soon.

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Author Claire Kann

Author Claire Kann

About the Author
Claire Kann is the author of LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE and an award-winning online storyteller. In her other life, she works for a nonprofit that you may have heard of where she daydreams like she’s paid to do it. Find out more by visiting her website: www.clairekann.com (and while you’re there, tell her about your cats. She loves cats. A lot.)

 

 

 

 

 

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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – ADRIFT (Haven Island Series) by Isabel Jolie

 

Welcome to the blog tour for ADRIFT, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Haven Island, by Isabel Jolie

Welcome to the blog tour for ADRIFT, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Haven Island, by Isabel Jolie. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

ADRIFT, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Haven Island, by Isabel Jolie

ADRIFT (Haven Island Series #2) by Isabel Jolie

About the Book
Title:
ADRIFT
Series: Haven Island Series #2
Author: Isabel Jolie
Publisher: Noctivity, Inc.
Release Date: June 8, 2021
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
I can be your dream girl…for a price…

Ever heard of Only Fans? It’s not my ideal job, but it pays the bills. It’s even made me somewhat of a celebrity. My subscribers love my provocative shots, and I’m oh-so-good at teasing them. Then he shows up in my small town and complicates everything.

See, Mr. Green-Eyed Gazillionaire is so far out of my league it’s ridiculous. We’re polar opposites. That doesn’t change the fact that even though I’m a fantasy to most men, I only want to be his reality. But nothing real can ever happen between us. Logically, I know that.

Too bad logic and I have never had anything but a passing acquaintance. Because now, if I’m not careful, I’m afraid this sexy billionaire will smash my poor, pathetic heart into oblivion…

A delicious hot billionaire romance featuring two polar opposites adrift on a resort island with a small-town atmosphere, right of the coast of North Carolina.

This is a steamy contemporary romance with a happily ever after, no cliffhanger, and no cheating.

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Excerpt #1
I settled back down, eager for skin on skin. Her soft, smooth curves cushioned the hard planes of my chest. I gripped the throw. She stopped me and shook her head, those blue eyes tentative and unsure.

“Leave it.”

“What?”

“I’d feel better if you left it.”

The request confused me. I sat back on my ankles and stared at the blanket covering her middle.

“Please.”

Those eyes pleaded. Did she have a scar? My dick throbbed, reminding me of its proximity to the ultimate destination and my need. I clutched her thighs, spread out, on each side of mine. I kneaded her muscles, working my way up her legs, slipping my hands beneath the blanket, up to the band on her leggings. My fingers slipped inside the band, and she squirmed.

“I want these off.”

She nodded and raised her hips to help me remove them. I hadn’t meant to remove her thong, but I did, and that was fine by me. A sprinkling of dark blonde hair lined her glistening pussy. She was fucking drenched. My cock strained uncomfortably against my zipper.

I finished pulling the leggings down around her ankles, maneuvered them off one pedicured foot, then the other, and threw them across the room. I kissed the inside of her knee and nipped and kissed all the way up her thigh to the end goal.

She sat up on her elbows and squeezed her thighs in on my head. I paused, looking up for an explanation.

“You may not want to do that. I haven’t waxed recently.”

I grinned. “I can see that. Doesn’t bother me. I can also see you’re not a natural blonde.”

“I am too! I just brighten my blonde.”

“That doesn’t bother me either.” I couldn’t begin to rein in my smirk.

“But it might smell. I’m not…”

“Baby, I want to taste you.”

Her expression altered from heated to one of fear. The fear had me pulling back.

“When did you last shower?”

“This morning.”

“Then we’re good.” I nipped at her sensitive flesh on the inside of her thigh and watched her carefully. She chewed on the corner of her lip. “What is it?”

“It’s just, no one’s ever done that. Ben said—”

“Stop. I don’t want to hear anything else about that guy. Especially when I’m inches from tasting you. But you mean to say, I’m going to be the first one to do this?” She nodded, and I grinned, elated with this bit of news. “Then watch closely, baby.”

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Author Isabel Jolie

Author Isabel Jolie

About the Author
Isabel Jolie, or Izzy to her friends, is an Amazon bestselling indie author with an unquenchable thirst for a good, sexy love story. Izzy’s heart pumps faster for stories with strong heroines, down-to-earth realism, and an unexpected twist.

When she’s not writing or reading, she can often be found with a glass of wine in hand relaxing with her husband, daughters, and good friends lakeside.

Izzy fills her Instagram feed with funnies, inspirational “brain candy”, and anything that meshes with her mood of the day. #mood.

 

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Cover Reveal – HONEYBEES AND SEXY TEES (Butterfly Junction Series) by Katie Mettner

 

Author Katie Mettner is revealing the cover to HONEYBEES AND SEXY TEES, the second book in the adult contemporary romantic suspense series, Butterfly Junction, releasing July 20, 2021

Author Katie Mettner is revealing the cover to HONEYBEES AND SEXY TEES, the second book in the adult contemporary romantic suspense series, Butterfly Junction, releasing July 20, 2021. See below for information on the book and series, preorder links, a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

HONEYBEES AND SEXY TEES, the second book in the adult contemporary romantic suspense series, Butterfly Junction, by Katie Mettner

HONEYBEES AND SEXY TEES (Butterfly Junction Series #2) by Katie Mettner

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Title:
HONEYBEES AND SEXY TEES
Series: Butterfly Junction Series #2
Author: Katie Mettner
Publisher: Breaking Night Press
Release Date: July 20, 2021
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romantic Suspense
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Synopsis
The devil is in the details, and the Lady of the Lake holds the clue.

Honey Blois is no stranger to pain. The lasting effects of an abusive childhood have made her life challenging, but it’s the ache of unrequited love she can no longer bear. When her confession goes unanswered, she has no choice but to fall out of love with her best friend.

Mathias Jørgensen is living a lie. The billionaire playboy buries the pain of loving the one woman he can’t have with flashy cars and bad decisions—until Honey’s letter comes to light. With renewed hope for the future, he vows to find his way back to the boy she fell in love with if it’s the last thing he does.

And it might be.

As the pair blurs the line between friends and lovers, his unscrupulous past demands a reckoning. To save the woman he loves from a watery grave, Mathias will have to remember every last detail of the life he’s desperate to forget.

 

 

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Author Katie Mettner

Author Katie Mettner

About the Authors
Katie Mettner writes small-town romantic tales filled with epic love stories and happily-ever-afters. She proudly wears the title of, ‘the only person to lose her leg after falling down the bunny hill,’ and loves decorating her prosthetic with the latest fashion trends. She lives in Northern Wisconsin with her own happily-ever-after and three mini-mes. Katie has a massive addiction to coffee and Twitter, and a lessening aversion to Pinterest — now that she’s quit trying to make the things she pins.

 

 

 

 

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Cover Reveal + Giveaway – SO YOU THINK YOU’RE A MATCH? (Friends Make the Best Lovers Series) by Michelle Hazen

 

Award-winning author Michelle Hazen is revealing the cover to SO YOU THINK YOU'RE A MATCH?, the first book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Friends Make the Best Lovers, releasing August 24, 2021

Award-winning author Michelle Hazen is revealing the cover to SO YOU THINK YOU’RE A MATCH?, the first book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Friends Make the Best Lovers, releasing August 24, 2021. See below for information on the book, preorder links, details on her giveaway, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

SO YOU THINK YOU'RE A MATCH?, the first book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Friends Make the Best Lovers, by award-winning author Michelle Hazen

SO YOU THINK YOU’RE A MATCH? (Friends Make the Best Lovers Series #1) by Michelle Hazen

About the Book
Title:
SO YOU THINK YOU’RE A MATCH?
Series: Friends Make the Best Lovers Series #1
Author: Michelle Hazen
Release Date: August 24, 2021
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
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Synopsis
A “wickedly funny” friends-to-lovers romantic comedy. Fans of Christina Lauren and Sally Thorne will swoon their way through this romp from the friend zone to forbidden love.

Harlow’s an ambitious career woman who always plays by the rules. Bishop’s a happy-go-lucky bad boy who will bend any law to save his sick sister. Why, then, did their dating app declare them a match? The man is fifty shades of wrong. Sure, he makes her laugh, but there’s more to relationships than laughter, right?

She should definitely stop texting him. Yup. Any day now.

Soon, they’re making fun of all their app matches to each other. One bad date rescue later, they’re roommates with accidental benefits.

Harlow’s having too much fun to slow down, and things only get better when she’s tapped for her dream job…as long as everyone in her life passes a background check. No problem. Except Bishop is hiding a huge secret about how he pays for his sister’s cancer treatments.

And it’s about to change everything.

“Complex characters strive with serious issues, and yet the story glimmers with charm, romance, and laugh-out-loud humour.” -India Holton, author of The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels

“You’ll have a smile on your face for the whole read.” -Kristin Wright, Amazon-bestselling author of The Darkest Flower

“The chemistry is amazing and Michelle Hazen is so wickedly funny you won’t be able to put this book down!” -Devri Walls, author of the Venators series

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SO YOU THINK YOU'RE A MATCH?, the first book in the adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Friends Make the Best Lovers, by award-winning author Michelle Hazen coming August 24

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Author Michelle Hazen

Award-Wining Author Michelle Hazen

About the Authors
Award-winning author Michelle Hazen is a nomad with a writing problem.

Years ago, she and her husband ducked out of the 9 to 5 world and moved into their truck. She found her voice with the support of the online fanfiction community, and once she started typing, she never looked back.

As a result, she’s written most of her books in odd places, including a bus in Thailand, an off-the-grid cabin in the Sawtooth Mountains, a golf cart in a sandstorm, a rental car during a heat wave in the Mohave Desert and a beach in Honduras. Even when she’s climbing rocks, riding horses, or getting lost someplace wild and beautiful, there are stories spooling out inside her head, until she finally heeds their call and returns to her laptop and solar panels.

She’s currently addicted to The Walking Dead, hiking, and Tillamook cheese.

 

 

 

Where to Find Michelle Hazen
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Teaser Reveal – BECOMING WILDE (Alex Wilde Series) by HK Jacobs

 

Author HK Jacobs is revealing a teaser from BECOMING WILDE, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Alex Wilde, coming June 13, 2021

Author HK Jacobs is revealing a teaser from BECOMING WILDE, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Alex Wilde, coming June 13, 2021. See below for the cover, information on the book and series, preorder links, and the exclusive teaser.

BECOMING WILDE, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Alex Wilde, by HK Jacobs

BECOMING WILDE (Alex Wilde Series #2) by HK Jacobs

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
BECOMING WILDE
Series: Alex Wilde Series #2
Author: HK Jacobs
Release Date: June 13, 2021
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
Is this the beginning of our epic love story?

Alexandra Wilde’s life is beyond her wildest dreams. After a tumultuous year, she has returned to Botswana as a full-fledged pediatric ICU doctor and reignites a consuming romance with Ian Devall, the privileged philanthropist who has captured her heart. Her new position at the hospital is fraught with challenges as saving lives pushes her resourcefulness to the brink. Meanwhile, her connection with Ian deepens, and she realizes that forging a commitment with him will require a sacrifice she isn’t ready to make. As she teeters on the precipice of decision, tragedy strikes and sends her into a spiral of grief where she must find hope in adversity…or risk losing everything she has become.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Book 1: WILDE TYPE
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Author HK Jacobs

Author HK Jacobs

About the Author
HK Jacobs is native to a small town in Texas that gave her both wings and roots. She holds a Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine and a Master of Public Health from the University of Texas. She is a board certified pediatric critical care physician whose passion is traveling the globe caring for seriously ill children in low-middle income countries. She currently resides in Texas where she continues to balance the many roles in her life—mother, physician, humanitarian, dreamer, and author.

 

 

 

Where to Find HK Jacobs
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – IN A MIRROR (In It Together Series) by Emily Bourne

 

Welcome to the book blitz for IN A MIRROR, the first book in the young adult contemporary romance series, In It Together, by Emily Bourne

Welcome to the book blitz for IN A MIRROR, the first book in the young adult contemporary romance series, In It Together, by Emily Bourne. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive teaser excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

IN A MIRROR, the first book in the young adult contemporary romance series, In It Together, by Emily Bourne

IN A MIRROR (In It Together Series #1) by Emily Bourne

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
IN A MIRROR
Series: In It Together Series #1
Author: Emily Bourne
Publisher: Halo & Claws Publishing
Release Date: November 12, 2019
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
Can a social outcast prove to her cheerleader sister she’s not the enemy and save her family?

Anxiety riddled Brittany is setting her sights on popularity. She doesn’t give a crap about her sister’s desire to bond, because landing a boyfriend will fill the void in her heart. When a chance encounter with her gorgeous crush sends her sweating, the jittery voice inside her head threatens to derail whatever he found attractive about her. When soaring up the social ladder, insecurities force her blabbermouth into action. Will Brittany reveal her greatest fear to the people she needs to impress the most? That she is a total freakin loser!

Emotional mess Charli can’t deal with her parents’ divorce. If it wasn’t for the support of her loving boyfriend, she would drown in loneliness. When a party launches her sister into popularity, Charli is desperate to pull her down to earth. But her sister still deems the past pain she caused as unforgivable and shoves her away. With the return of their wayward father, Charli is hell-bent on saving her family, starting with reuniting her parents. Can she mend her tortured relationship with her sister and regain her trust before the emotional damage is irreversible?

If you love heartwarming and emotionally gripping books, you’ll love this coming of age, contemporary teen drama and ultimate beach read that is IN A MIRROR by Emily Bourne.

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Teaser Excerpt from IN A MIRROR, the first book in the young adult contemporary romance series, In It Together, by Emily Bourne

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Book 2: IN THE HAZE
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Book 3: IN IT TOGETHER
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Author Emily Bourne

Author Emily Bourne

About the Author
Emily Bourne is an author from central west NSW, meaning she’s an Aussie Country girl at heart. Emily writes books about self-discovery and finding love. Believing, you can’t have a romantic relationship that works until you truly love yourself. She specialises in teen and young adult novels about social issues, layered with romantic suspense. Emily’s books can have you laughing-out-loud, reaching for the tissues, cramping with anxiety, and your heart swelling double-size. She spends her days diligently writing, procrastinating on Instagram (@iemilybourne), and distractedly playing with her cat Norman.

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Emily Bourne
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – THE BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT (Boss of Seduction Series) by Kasi Blake

 

Welcome to the book blitz for THE BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Boss of seduction, by Kasi Blake

Welcome to the book blitz for THE BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Boss of Seduction, by Kasi Blake. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

THE BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Boss of seduction, by Kasi Blake

THE BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT (Boss of Seduction Series #1) by Kasi Blake

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
THE BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT
Series: Boss of Seduction Series #1
Author: Kasi Blake
Publisher: Rocker Romance
Release Date: May 22, 2021
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
One engagement can save two reputations… if they can keep their hands off each other.

When claustrophobic Anna gets trapped in an elevator with hunky Skylar, the last thing she expects is to exit an engaged woman. But Skylar insists tongues will stop wagging when people realize she is marrying him and not sleeping with her boss.

Skylar’s father (her boss) invites her to spend Thanksgiving weekend with his entire family in Vermont, and he won’t take no for an answer. She has no clue how she will get through four days under the same roof with the sexy, arrogant Skylar. Then she discovers they expect her to share a room with her fiancé. Now what?

With her job on the line, will she also be willing to risk her heart?

This book is a little STEAMY. if you don’t like that, you can skip those scenes and still enjoy the book. It isn’t erotica, so there isn’t much to skim over. But if you enjoy the love scenes, have at it. 🙂

 

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Teaser from THE BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Boss of seduction, by Kasi Blake

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Excerpt #2
Another problem with the proposed charade hit her. “Wait a second.” They both stopped pacing and faced each other. “No one is going to believe we’re in love. Lack of chemistry. You can’t fake attraction.”

His eyes slowly narrowed. “How do you know we don’t have chemistry? We haven’t given it a shot.”

“What do you mean?”

“In three years we’ve barely looked at each other and haven’t exchanged more than ten words. Before we abort the mission, perhaps we should test it out.”

The butterflies in her stomach grew into vultures. “T-test it how?”

He lightly pinched her chin between his thumb and finger, lifting her face until their eyes met and held. His intent became obvious. Skylar Griffin was about to kiss her. Although she had fantasized about being in his arms at least a dozen times, she didn’t want to go through with it. Reality was never as good as the fantasy. What if he was a bad kisser? Maybe he used too much tongue or opened his mouth too wide or slobbered.

Silently, she began to count all the reasons not to fake an engagement.

They didn’t know each other well enough to make it convincing; she didn’t want to spend time with him; he was the son of a senior partner; she’d lose her job if they got caught in the lie.

He stared deep into her eyes, forcing her to do the same, and she was instantly lost in his beautiful baby blues. Her mind went blank. What had she been thinking about? She was sure it had been important, but she couldn’t remember a thing.

Her eyes drifted shut as he lowered his head.

His lips brushed over hers briefly, just enough to make her want more. A taste of sunshine and a warm ocean breeze swept through her. She could practically feel the sand between her toes. His hands slid beneath her hair to cup her head before kissing her again. The second kiss lasted longer. She melted against him as he grew bolder.

With her arms flat beside her on the first kiss, each one following urged her to touch him. Her hands moved up to rest on his solid chest of their own accord. Passion ignited and she lost control. His lips teased hers without mercy. He deepened the kiss, taking her to new heights. His arms wrapped around her waist as she wound hers around his neck.

The elevator moved.

It took a moment for them to realize what was happening. The truth dawned on them at the same time, and they simultaneously moved apart, both gasping for breath. Any second the door would slide open, revealing what appeared to be two lovers caught in a passionate clinch at work. Another button on her blouse had come undone. She fixed it while gesturing to his shirt. Her cheeks flamed hot as he tucked the shirt back into his pants. During their kissing frenzy, she had pulled the hem free, tugging on his clothes without giving it a thought.

The elevator shuddered to a stop on their floor.

He grinned at her. “Don’t worry about them believing us. You should see yourself. Lips puffy and smudged, hair messy, wrinkled clothing, they’d have to be blind to miss the signs. You look like a woman who has been in her lover’s arms.”

Blushing furiously, she knew he was right. Her hand went to her hair to fix it, but he caught her fingers in his. The door slid open. He refused to release her hand. Instead, he lifted it to his mouth and placed a kiss on the inside of her wrist.

She looked at the hallway nervously, sure there would be witnesses. No one was there. He had wasted the affectionate gesture. Her heart fluttered, and the reasons for not going along with his plan returned. Before she could voice her objections he was pulling her in the direction of the conference room.

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Teaser from THE BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Boss of seduction, by Kasi Blake

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Author Kasi Blake

Author Kasi Blake

About the Author
Kasi Blake learned that writing was her superpower when she was in the third grade. The teacher asked the students to write a short (one-page) story about a pet monster for Halloween. She heard the other kids all saying they were doing vampires and werewolves, so she chose to write about a pet mummy. Her story made the entire classroom erupt with laughter. That’s when she realized words had power. Then when she was in high school she had to write a short story for a class and put it off until the last minute. While talking to friends that morning, she scribbled it out and handed it in. The teacher thought she’d plagiarized it. That’s how good he thought it was, but her friends backed her up. Later in college, her writing ability saved her from a bad grade in history. It was a writing-intensive course.

What’s your superpower?

If you want to get her Newsletter for news, free stories, and fun, go to her website and find it under the Newsletter Form tab. http://KasiBlake.com

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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – THE PEDIATRICIAN’S TWIN BOMBSHELL (Harlequin Medical Romance Series) by Juliette Hyland

 

Welcome to the blog tour for THE PEDIATRICIAN'S TWIN BOMBSHELL, the latest book in the adult contemporary romance series, Harlequin Medical Romances, by Juliette Hyland

Welcome to the blog tour for THE PEDIATRICIAN’S TWIN BOMBSHELL, the latest book in the adult contemporary romance series, Harlequin Medical Romances, by Juliette Hyland. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

THE PEDIATRICIAN'S TWIN BOMBSHELL, the latest book in the adult contemporary romance series, Harlequin Medical Romances, by Juliette Hyland

THE PEDIATRICIAN’S TWIN BOMBSHELL (Harlequin Medical Romance Series) by Juliette Hyland

About the Book
Title:
THE PEDIATRICIAN’S TWIN BOMBSHELL
Series: Harlequin Medical Romance Series
Author: Juliette Hyland
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: May 25, 2021
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
The wrong time…
…to meet Mr. Right?

Why is pediatrician Tessa all work and no play? Well, she’s far too used to people not believing in her. Still, Tessa can’t resist one—incredible!—night in nurse Gabe’s arms…and the chance to feel wanted. But it’s not just Tessa who is battling her past. Widower Gabe has his own scars to heal. So when Tessa discovers she’s pregnant, he’s determined to look after her! But is Tess ready to trust Gabe?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Excerpt #2
“The snow is not that bad.” Gabe didn’t directly answer her question, but the response was safer.

At least he thought it was, until Tessa playfully shivered and drew a millimeter closer to him. Her full lips were tinged with red wine, and the urge to dip his head to hers made it hard to breathe. Gabe lifted his glass, never taking his eyes from Tessa. “What is it with Texans and hating snow?”

“It’s cold.” Tessa held up a finger as she continued to tick off her reasons. “It’s slushy. It makes driving difficult. It’s cold.”

“You already said that one.”

“It bears repeating!”

Tessa’s hand tapped his knee, and Gabe pinched his wineglass to keep from laying his hand over hers. What was wrong with him? He yearned to make her laugh, to see the hint of a dimple when her lips tipped up. To pull her close.

A small voice in the back of his brain wondered if he should take his leave—chalk the evening up to nostalgia and move on. But it was easy to ignore when Tessa smiled.

He leaned closer. “What Texans don’t understand is that snowy weather just means you have to cuddle closer.” The flirtation escaped his lips. Gabe watched an emotion he wanted to believe was desire flash in Tessa’s eyes.

“I guess that could be true.” Her tongue ran along the edge of her lip as she closed a bit more of the distance between them. “But the heat can be—” her gaze darted behind him before she pulled back “—sensual, too.”

“True… Gabe’s tongue refused to form any more words as he stared at the woman across from him. This wasn’t catching up, and discussing Maine’s snow versus Texas’s heat shouldn’t make him want to kiss her. Shouldn’t make him want to run his hand along her waist…shouldn’t make him want so many things.

“I missed you when you left the theater. After we…” Her cheeks bloomed as she tilted her wineglass back. “You were my first kiss.”

The words were so soft that Gabe wondered if Tessa had meant to say them out loud. “You were mine, too. I even went to the Trinity versus Bell football game senior year, hoping you’d be there. I wanted to apologize for vanishing. To explain that the job I got paid better and started immediately. To ask for your number.” Gabe grinned. “If only every teen had had a cell then.”

“If only…” Tessa took another sip of her wine, then set it on the table.

“If only…” Gabe repeated, setting his wineglass next to hers. Without the glass in his fingers, his palms itched to reach out to Tessa.

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Author Juliette Hyland

Author Juliette Hyland

About the Author
Juliette Hyland believes in caffeine, hot drinks and happily ever afters! She lives in Ohio, USA, with her prince charming, who has patiently listened to many rants regarding characters failing to follow the outline. When not working on fun and flirty happily ever afters, Juliette can be found spending time with her beautiful daughters, giant dogs or sewing uneven stitches with her sewing machine.

 

 

 

 

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Book Release – MISCHIEF AFTER MIDNIGHT (Lost Harbor, Alaska Series) by Jennifer Bernard

 

Today is release day for for MISCHIEF AFTER MIDNIGHT, the ninth book in the adult contemporary romance series, Lost Harbor, Alaska, by USA Today bestselling author, Jennifer Bernard

Today is release day for for MISCHIEF AFTER MIDNIGHT, the ninth book in the adult contemporary romance series, Lost Harbor, Alaska, by USA Today bestselling author, Jennifer Bernard. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

MISCHIEF AFTER MIDNIGHT, the ninth book in the adult contemporary romance series, Lost Harbor, Alaska, by USA Today bestselling author, Jennifer Bernard

MISCHIEF AFTER MIDNIGHT (Lost Harbor, Alaska Series #9) by Jennifer Bernard

About the Book
Title: MISCHIEF AFTER MIDNIGHT
Series: Lost Harbor, Alaska Series #9
Author: Jennifer Bernard
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 1, 2021
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Synopsis
A sizzling “brother’s best friend” standalone in the Lost Harbor, Alaska series.

Bartender Toni Del Rey is the quick-witted queen of the Olde Salt Saloon, famous for trading barbs with grizzled fishermen and putting rowdy customers in their place. Independent and fearless, she’s only ever lost her cool over one man—the childhood crush who got away. These days she sticks to the F’s: friends, fun, and fu…well, you know. But now Bash is back, and more crush-worthy than ever. Worst of all, he just bought the Olde Salt, which makes him her brand-new boss.

Bash left Lost Harbor long ago to become a professional fighter—and to forget his nightmarish childhood. He’s only back to return a favor, but when he sets eyes on Toni, he may never want to leave again. His best friend’s little sister has gone from tomboy to tempting, from mischievous to maddening—a fact he can’t ignore while they work side by side at the Olde Salt. But between Toni’s fierce independence, his reputation as “Bad News” Bash, and a few deep dark secrets, they’re hardly suited to anything lasting.

Then again, you never know what a little mischief after midnight will lead to…

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Teaser from MISCHIEF AFTER MIDNIGHT, the ninth book in the adult contemporary romance series, Lost Harbor, Alaska, by USA Today bestselling author, Jennifer Bernard

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Excerpt
Trembling between anger and vulnerability, she’d never looked more beautiful to him. Her wide eyes seemed to take up half her face, her thick lashes damp with tears. She’d been through a terrible twenty-four hours, after all. And now he’d added to it, which was the last thing he’d ever want.

“You can jab me with that cactus if it’ll make you feel better.”

She looked at it as if she’d completely forgotten it was in her hand. “Excuse me? That’s no way to treat a perfectly innocent plant.”

He smiled, hoping that her joke meant she was feeling better. “Are cactuses innocent, though? With all those spikes?”

“It’s cacti, not cactuses, and don’t you dare disrespect mine. I’ve always related to this little guy. We have so much in common. There’s the liquor connection. The South American origins. The prickly exterior.” Her voice caught and he couldn’t bear it any more.

He strode toward her and caught her in his arms—gingerly, because she still held that cactus. “Toni. I’m really fucking sorry I ever made that bet. I’d rather gnaw my arm off than hurt you.”

She trembled against him. He felt her long, fine-boned legs press against his thighs. His brain hazed over, and all he knew in the entire world was her. Would she believe him? Know he was being real? That he wasn’t playing some kind of game with her?

“Really?” she muttered from behind her cactus. He lowered his head so he didn’t miss a word. “Do you mean the right one with the really great uppercut? Or the left one that sometimes drops and leaves you exposed?”

He looked down at her, then took the cactus from her hand and set it on the desk. Cupping her head in his hands, he scanned her face. That Toni bravado undid him. Even when she was injured, hurt, confused—she kept her sense of humor.

His heart gave a slow, helpless somersault, an upside down roundabout turn that left him somewhere very different when it was over. It left him at her mercy. Completely and hopelessly.

“Both my arms. And my legs. All the damn body parts. You can have them. Just tell me you’re okay. Tell me you forgive me.”

She blinked at him, looking a little stunned. “It matters to you that much?”

“That much. Yes.” Was all his pent-up emotion showing on his face? He didn’t care. He wanted her to know how much this meant. Cautiously, braced for rejection, he tilted her head and lowered his mouth to hover above hers. “Are we okay?”

“I’m still quitting the Olde Salt,” she whispered. The movement of her full lips riveted him. He wetted his own lips because his mouth had just gone dry.

“I don’t care about that,” he said harshly. “I just want to know that we’re okay. You and me.”

He caught her rough swallow, the shift of the muscles in her slim throat. Then another soft whisper.

“We could be better.”

“How? What can I do? Just tell me.”

“Take me to bed,” came her answer.

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MISCHIEF AFTER MIDNIGHT, the ninth book in the adult contemporary romance series, Lost Harbor, Alaska, by USA Today bestselling author, Jennifer Bernard is available now!

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Author Jennifer Bernard

Author Jennifer Bernard

About the Author
Jennifer Bernard is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. Her books have been called “an irresistible reading experience” full of “quick wit and sizzling love scenes.” A graduate of Harvard and former news promo producer, she left big city life for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She still hasn’t adjusted to the cold, so most often she can be found cuddling with her laptop and a cup of tea. Sign up for her newsletter for book news and fun exclusives.

 

 

 

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – ENDLESS (Less Than Zero Series) by Kaylene Winter

 

Welcome to the book blitz for ENDLESS, the first book in the adult contemporary rockstar romance series, Less Than Zero, by Kaylene Winter

Welcome to the book blitz for ENDLESS, the first book in the adult contemporary rockstar romance series, Less Than Zero, by Kaylene Winter. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

ENDLESS, the first book in the adult contemporary rockstar romance series, Less Than Zero, by Kaylene Winter

ENDLESS (Less Than Zero Series #1) by Kaylene Winter

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
ENDLESS
Series: Less Than Zero Series #1
Author: Kaylene Winter
Publisher: Rocker Romance
Release Date: June 26, 2020
Genre: Adult Contemporary Rockstar Romance
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Synopsis
Ty:
It’s my only chance to make it. To escape my abusive childhood. A new album and tour with my band family are weeks away. Success and stardom are all but guaranteed.

Then I saw Zoey at our biggest show, and everything changed in an instant. She’s my soulmate. My lover. My best friend.

Zoey:
Ty is my one and only true love. I never imagined feeling so loved, cherished and adored. Then he said he’d give it all up and I couldn’t stand in his way. So I ghosted him, only so he’d be free to follow his dream. Now the world sings along to his anthems about me.

The girl who never wanted the spotlight.

Their reunion is explosive. On so many levels. Ty’s not proud of the man he became. Zoey has to live with her own bad decisions.

With so many forces keeping them apart… Will they find redemption? Will they ever be able to forgive each other and move on?

ENDLESS is a steamy, sexy, rock-and-roll full-length Romance with a HEA

ENDLESS is book 1 in the Less Than Zero Rockstar Romance Series.

Get ready for the gorgeous, sexy rockers of Less than Zero and the strong, feisty women who bring them to their knees.

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Excerpt #3
“You’ve come a long way from that run-down apartment, Tyson Rainier.” I beamed, proud of him as we walked through the grand entryway into the open-plan living/dining/kitchen revealing a wall of glass overlooking the entire city skyline including the landmark we had spent the evening in. “Wow, just wow!”

“I guess so.” Ty seemed a little reserved about the house. “Are you thirsty? I don’t drink anymore, but I probably have some wine somewhere.”

“No, I’d rather have some tea if you have it.” I sat at a stool at the expansive granite island in his pristine chef’s kitchen, and my stomach growled embarrassingly loud.

“What’s a singer without tea?” He laughed and put the kettle on. “You’re hungry. I’ll cook something for us.”

“No, I’m fine.” My stomach protested with another growl and Ty arched a brow.

“Let me put my line cook skills to the test, I can make us grilled cheese sandwiches.” Ty opened the double-sized fridge and took out some cheese and pulled a loaf of bread out of a drawer.

“I guess my belly can’t say no to a hot guy cooking.” I nervously tried to cover up my anxiousness with sass.

“I’ll just be a minute. Please go sit down and make yourself comfortable, that couch is fucking amazing and the view is something I never get tired of.” Ty busied himself with the sandwiches as he waved me over to the living area.

I crossed over to the living room, taking in the dark hardwood floors, plush, oversized gray couch, and the gold and platinum records decorating the walls. Sinking into the cushions, I looked out at the city, my mouth watering at the smell of melting cheese. God, was I really here alone with Ty at his house? My heart had been beating fast all night with adrenaline, and now it was in overdrive. Despite how incredibly comfortable the couch was, I couldn’t stop fidgeting and ended up sitting on the edge of the cushion watching Ty cook.

“Here you go.” Ty walked over and handed me my tea and grilled cheese, then went back to the kitchen to retrieve his and plopped down next to me, blowing on his own cup. “So, you’re here.”

“I am.” I blew on my tea too, looking up at him over the cup.

“I’m so fucking nervous.” His cheeks reddened adorably.

“Me too.” I blew out a breath that I didn’t realize I’d been holding.

“Should we talk?” he asked.

“I guess we should.”

“Eat first?” He motioned to the sandwich.

“Yum.” I took the plate and nibbled at the sandwich, licking the dripping cheese from my lips.

Ty stared at my tongue flicking against my lips, his mouth curved into a grin and then expanded into a bigger smile. I couldn’t help but let out a burst of anxious laughter. He let out a guffaw, and we just laughed for a few minutes, which broke the tension completely.

When our chuckling subsided, Ty’s expression changed, like he was hungry for something more than a sandwich. I swallowed and licked my lips again; his eyes followed my tongue, almost enraptured. The sexual tension was crackling between us and I put down the sandwich on the coffee table.

Ty set his empty plate down and sank back into the cushions. His arm skimmed the top of the couch. Resting his head on one hand, he reached over to trace my lips with his finger then caressed my cheek with his whole palm.

“You’re still the sweetest and most beautiful woman in the world, Zoey. I’m not proud of how I behaved over the years, I haven’t been a good man. An honorable man. I’m not sure what to say to you, other than you were right to leave me back then,” Ty said solemnly. “I would’ve been such a disappointment.”

“Oh, Ty, that’s not true. You made it against all of the odds. But, as I’ve said before, how I handled things will always be the biggest regret of my life.” I looked down at the cushion, unable to look him in the eye. “I’m so, so sorry.”

“Zoey.” Ty had other ideas and tipped his finger under my chin to make me look at him.

“Don’t you think we could have made it?” I asked the question I’d asked myself every day for eight years.

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Author Kaylene Winter

Author Kaylene Winter

About the Author
When she was only 15, Kaylene Winter wrote her first rocker romance novel starring a fictionalized version of herself, her friends and their gorgeous rocker boyfriends. After living her own rockstar life as a band manager, music promoter and mover and shaker in Seattle during the early 1990’s, Kaylene became a digital media legal strategist helping bring movies, television and music online. Throughout her busy career, Kaylene lost herself in romance novels across all genres inspiring her to realize her life-long dream to be a published author. She lives in Seattle with her amazing husband and dog. She loves to travel, throw lavish dinner parties and support charitable causes supporting arts and animals.

 

 

 

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Young Adult Book Review – THROWING SHADE by Karole Cozzo

 

THROWING SHADE by Karole Cozzo

THROWING SHADE by Karole Cozzo

5 out of 5 stars

Synopsis
SPF at the ready… someone’s about to get burned.

As a year-round resident of Cape May, New Jersey, Maisie Mundy has grown up loathing the “shoobies” that flood her charming seaside town each summer and treat it like their personal playground. And when it comes to shoobies, there’s none worse than Preston St. James, the arrogant heir to the St. James Development Company, the same company that’s trying to drive Maisie’s grandfather’s beach umbrella company out of town to greenlight their latest downtown project. Maisie is the only person aware of the dire financial situation her grandfather has found himself in, and she’s the only person who can save the shop, peddling rental umbrellas on the beach daily, doing whatever it takes to keep Mundy’s Sundries afloat. When Preston launches a beach delivery app to win a Shark Tank competition at his private school, he gives Maisie a whole new reason to hate him. Immediately, the two become engaged in a battle of rumor-spreading and sabotage that could sink them both.

But as Maisie’s best friend Summer points out, hating someone that much takes a lot of passion, and the more time Maisie spends duking it out with Preston, the more that passion starts looking like something else entirely; the more it starts looking like romance. The closer Maisie and Preston become, the more she trusts him with her heart… and her family’s secrets. When Mrs. St. James uses insider information to deliver the final blow to Mundy’s Sundries, Maisie’s convinced their romance was another one of Preston’s tactics, one meant to hurt her and her family at the same time, despite his denial of belying her trust. Was Maisie a fool for ever trusting a St. James, or will her lack of faith in Preston be the real reason she gets burned this summer?

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My Review
It’s been far too long since I’ve read anything by Karole Cozzo, but her latest release, THROWING SHADE, does not disappoint. It’s a beach read for young adults and anyone young at heart. Between lighthearted moments are deeper themes about fighting for what you believe in, family bonds, overcoming deep-seated fears, love, and loyalty. And of course, lots of kissing. Her summer before her senior year of high school, Maisie Mundy, works at Mundy’s Sundries at the beach, a business selling sunscreen and renting beach chairs and umbrellas, started by her great grandparents and now run by her grandparents. The business is in trouble, but she’s determined to turn things around. At least until preppy Preston St. James arrives and decides that his summer econ project will involve a competing business to Mundy’s except using cool tech to order items right from the beach. Maisie hates everything about Preston, from the silver spoon he was born with to his attitude as a part-time resident who doesn’t appreciate the tiny seaside New Jersey shore town of Cape May for what it really is.

When Preston’s mom proposes a new shopping center at the heart of town where Mundy’s Sundries is located, Maisie is incensed. How dare these shoobies just show up and try to shove out long-term residents! She decides the best way to fight back is to show Preston all the hidden gems of Cape May that only the true locals know about. Maybe if he can see the charm of quintessential Cape May, he can convince his mom that some things don’t need to be modernized. That small businesses are better than huge chains. What she doesn’t count on is mutual attraction sparking that leads to so much kissing.

Plot
The plot is two-fold. On one side is the romance between Maisie and Preston and on the other is the fate of Mundy’s Sundries. But Maisie’s relationship with Preston is so intertwined with the success or failure of her family’s business, that the conflict practically writes itself. Cozzo handles both sides of this plot deftly, so that we take neither Maisie’s side, nor Preston’s, generating the kind of angsty romance that kept me turning the pages. Excellent sub-plotting involves Maisie’s BFF, Summer, and her need to overcome a phobia in order to take on a rival.

Characters
Characters are what Cozzo does best and these characters are no exception. All have rich backstories who shape them into fully three-dimensional beings that we root for from the opening pages. There’s plenty of humor, lots of warmth, and just the right amount of growth for a satisfying ending.

What I Loved About THROWING SHADE
1. Maisie.
She’s so devoted to her grandparents who helped raise her, and to their business, it’s hard to find fault in almost anything she does to protect them, even when you know she’s in the wrong.

2. Preston. He’s more than just a privileged preppy boy, and seeing Maisie discover these deeper layers is delicious fun.

3. Summer. I absolutely adore Summer, the badass swimmer and devoted teacher of young Black kids so they feel as comfortable in the water as she does.

4. Grannies on Pot. One of the best scenes is when Maisie’s grandma takes too much medical marijuana.

5. Angsty Romance. There’s something so visceral about teen love and their inability to grasp that anyone might really love them for who they are that tugs at my heartstrings. Every.single.time.

Bottom Line
A wonderful teen beach read full of humor, young love, and fighting for what matters most.

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

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About the Book
Title: THROWING SHADE
Authors: Karole Cozzo
Release Date: May 27, 2021
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance/Beach Read
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
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Author Karole Cozzo

Author Karole Cozzo

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

 

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