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Excerpt Reveal – A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS (Blue Moon Bay Series) by Jennifer Snow

 

Welcome to the excerpt reveal tour for A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Blue Moon Bay, by USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Snow, releasing September 28, 2021

Welcome to the excerpt reveal tour for A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Blue Moon Bay, by USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Snow, releasing September 28, 2021. See below for information on the book and series, preorder links, and an exclusive excerpt.

A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Blue Moon Bay, by USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Snow

A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS (Blue Moon Bay Series #2) by Jennifer Snow

About the Book
Title: A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Series: Blue Moon Bay Series #2
Author: Jennifer Snow
Publisher: Entangled Amara
Release Date: September 28, 2021
Genre: Adult Contemporary Holiday Romance
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Synopsis
For Jessica Connolly, there is no better place than her coastal hometown of Blue Moon Bay. She has a wonderful family, supportive best friends, and a successful bakery on Main Street. Unfortunately, every time she designs one of her ex-boyfriends’ wedding cakes, she’s reminded just how unlucky she is with love…and that she’s a good luck charm for men to find their happily ever after. With someone else. The minute they break up. So she’s decided to be done with love.

Dr. Mitch Jameson is more comfortable traveling the world with Doctors Without Borders than staying in one place. He just needs to survive the holidays in his small hometown before he can leave again. The beautiful, intriguing bakery owner with an aversion to dating might be just who he needs to occupy his restless heart.

From sipping hot chocolates at the local festival of lights to early morning dessert deliveries, Jessica and Mitch rediscover the spirit of the holidays. But when the 25 days of Christmas are over, will their romance be over, too?

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Excerpt
December 1st…24 Days until Christmas

“Be honest, you at least spit in the frosting, right?”

Jessica Connolly placed the bride-and-groom topper on the white-and-silver, tastefully Christmas-themed, three-layer cake and stood back to admire her work. “The only joy in all of this is that they will never know.” She winked at her best friend, Whitney, as she carefully boxed up the forty-hour labor of love.

Later that day, her beautiful creation would be enjoyed at ex-boyfriend number three’s wedding. Three weddings in the same year for three guys she’d had relationships with. Unbelievable.

“No one would blame you if you did.” Sitting at the counter of Jessica’s bakery, Delicious Delicacies, her not so recently engaged friend flipped through the book of wedding cake designs that she’d looked at a dozen times already. Her beautifully manicured, candy-cane-themed nails flicked the pages so fast it was a wonder she could actually see the choices. Whitney shook her head. “I can’t believe these guys, asking you to do this.”

“To be fair, I’m the only real bakery in town. And besides, John, Cameron, and Dallas are great guys. They just weren’t the right guys for me,” Jessica said, repeating her mantra. She could put on a brave face, but this was getting exhausting.

Three brides in the last year. None of them her.

And worse, there wasn’t anyone in her small hometown of Blue Moon Bay that she wanted to date that she hadn’t already. At almost thirty, she’d been hoping to design her own wedding cake soon.

“The funny thing is,” Whitney said, “they all found ‘the one’ after they ended things with you.”

“Thanks for pointing that out, Whit.”

Her friend’s laugh was apologetic. “Sorry. I’m just saying, you’re like a good luck charm for these guys. Wasn’t there a movie like that?”

“Believe me, if this was a movie, I’d have your legs and Sarah’s butt.”

Whitney paused her page-flipping, her expression contemplative as she tilted her head to the side.

Did we have a winner? Excitedly, Jessica leaned over the counter to see which design had caught her friend’s attention. Her heart stopped. It was the three tier cascade wedding cake, white with lavender accents and sugar work doves adorning the top. Jessica’s favorite. The cake she’d always wanted for her own wedding…if/when she ever got married.

Please don’t let her select that one.

If her best friend wanted it, there was no way Jessica could deny her from having it. She held her breath, waiting…

It’s only a cake. No big deal. She could design a new one for herself. Not as pretty as this one.

A second later, Whitney resumed flipping.

Oh thank God.

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USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Snow

Author Jennifer Snow

About the Author
Jennifer Snow is a USA Today bestselling author writing contemporary romance fiction for Grand Central Publishing, Entangled and Harlequin. Her stories range in heat level from sweet to sexy and are set everywhere from big cities to small towns. Her books are light and humorous, but also full of heart, featuring families and communities readers love to visit over and over again.

Originally from Newfoundland, Canada, she now resides in Spain with her husband, son and three mischievous cats.

She currently publishes psychological thrillers under her pen name J.M. Winchester and writes screenplays and TV shows in her ‘spare’ time. Her holiday rom-com, Mistletoe and Molly airs Christmas 2021!

Where to Find Jennifer Snow
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – YOU’RE SO VAIN (Seven Brides for Seven Mothers Series) by Whitney Dineen

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And sometimes, even if you are a fan.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Author Whitney Dineen

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

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

 

 

 

.Where to Find Whitney Dineen
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Cover Reveal – HARD DRIVE (University of Atlanta Series) by Shae Connor

 

Entangled Embrace and author Shae Connor are revealing the cover to HARD DRIVE, the second book in the new adult contemporary LGBTQ+ sports romance series, University of Atlanta, releasing October 18, 2021

Entangled Embrace and author Shae Connor are revealing the cover to HARD DRIVE, the second book in the new adult contemporary LGBTQ+ sports romance series, University of Atlanta, releasing October 18, 2021. See below for the cover, information on the book, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

HARD DRIVE, the second book in the new adult contemporary LGBTQ+ sports romance series, University of Atlanta, by Shae Connor

HARD DRIVE (University of Atlanta Series #2) by Shae Connor

About the Book
Title: HARD DRIVE
Series: University of Atlanta Series #2
Author: Shae Connor
Publisher: Entangled Embrace
Release Date: October 18, 2021
Genre: New Adult Contemporary LGBTQ+ Sports Romance
Links: Goodreads 

Synopsis
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Teaser from HARD DRIVE, the first book in the new adult contemporary LGBTQ+ sports romance series, University of Atlanta, by Shae Connor

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Author Shae Connor

Author Shae Connor

About the Author
Shae Connor lives in Atlanta, where she’s a lackadaisical government worker for a living and writes sweet-hot romance under the cover of night. She’s been making things up for as long as she can remember, but it took her a long time to figure out that maybe she should try writing them down.

Shae is part Jersey, part Irish, and all Southern, which explains why she never shuts up. When she’s not chained to her laptop, she enjoying cooking, traveling, watching baseball, reading voraciously, wearing tiaras, and hugging a lot. She’s also the volunteer Director/Editor for the Dragon Con on-site publication, the Daily Dragon.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

“Late,” I finish her sentence for her.

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

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

“They should be hot…”

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

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

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

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

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

“That’s because I pay her to be.”

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

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

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

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

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

“You can call me Ace.”

She blinks at me and snorts with laughter.

“What’s so funny?” I ask.

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

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Author A.E. Valdez

Author A.E. Valdez

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“It’s…it’s a church.”

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

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

“1583.”

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

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

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

Her gaze whips to me.

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

“You look beautiful in this light.”

She rolls her eyes. I pull her to me.

“Beautiful.”

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

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

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

“You speak Latin, kitten?”

“I can barely speak English.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Venom…” Jenna says.

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

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

Her stomach growls.

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

Jenna just shakes her head at me.

“Sit, baby. Let’s eat.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“I know.”

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

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

“We’ll enjoy tonight,” I say.

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

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Book 3: ROCK HARDEST
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Book 5: ROCK ME
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Author M.J. Roberts

Author M.J. Roberts

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

RENOVATED (Chance Brothers Series #1) by Nikki Kiley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Author Nikki Kiley

Author Nikki Kiley

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

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

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

 

Where to Find Nikki Kiley
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Release Day – ROCK STEADY (Kenner Brothers Series) by M.J. Roberts

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Oh my God, we’re on a kiss cam?!!”

I look at Venom and he smiles.

“Argh! You planned this, didn’t you?”

Venom shakes his head.

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

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

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

“Maybe,” I whisper.

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

Then he kisses me.

The crowd roars.

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

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

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

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

“They have that everywhere!” I whisper shout.

He shrugs again. Annoying.

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

I feel sick.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Author M.J. Roberts

Author M.J. Roberts

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

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

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

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

 

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Cover Reveal – ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS THE GIRL NEXT DOOR (All I Want for Christmas Series) by Chelsea Bobulski

 

Author Chelsea Bobulski is revealing the cover to ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, the first book in her young adult contemporary holiday romance series, All I Want for Christmas, releasing October 28, 2021

Author Chelsea Bobulski is revealing the cover to ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, the first book in her young adult contemporary holiday romance series, All I Want for Christmas, releasing October 28, 2021. See below for the cover, information on the book, preorder links, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, the first book in her young adult contemporary holiday romance series, All I Want for Christmas,

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS THE GIRL NEXT DOOR (All I Want for Christmas Series #1) by Chelsea Bobulski

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS THE GIRL NEXT DOOR
Series: All I Want for Christmas Series, #1
Author: Chelsea Bobulski
Release Date: October 28, 2021
Genre:
Young Adult Contemporary Holiday Romance
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Synopsis
It’s a Wonderful Life meets Wish Upon A Star in this Christmas-themed young adult contemporary romance.  

Graham Wallace has been in love with the girl next door for a decade. Unfortunately, she’s been dating his best friend for the past two years. Out of sheer desperation, Graham makes a wish on a shooting star—all he wants for Christmas is Sarah Clarke.

When Graham wakes up the next morning, everything has changed, and he’s the one who’s been dating Sarah for the past two years, not his best friend. Graham assumes the wish would have only come true if he and Sarah were meant to be together, but as it becomes clear that he and Sarah bring out the worst in each other, not the best, and as he starts to fall for the new girl in town, Graham wonders if some wishes come true in order to show us what’s not meant to be.

“A town called Christmas. An iffy wish come true. A new girl who could change it all. Chelsea Bobulski’s The Girl Next Door kept me on my toes, turning pages from the start, and loving each revelation as it unfolded. Deep, funny, and real—this holiday romance will completely warm your heart and remind you that not all wishes should come true.” — Nova McBee, author of the Calculated Series

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Teaser from ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, the first book in her young adult contemporary holiday romance series, All I Want for Christmas,

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Author Chelsea Bobulski

Author Chelsea Bobulski

About the Author
Chelsea Bobulski was born in Columbus, Ohio, and raised on Disney movies, classic musicals, and Buckeye pride. She’s always had a penchant for the fantastical, the stories that teach us there is more to this world than meets the eye. She has a soft spot for characters with broken pasts, strange talents, and a dash of destiny in their bones. After graduating from THE Ohio State University with a degree in history, she promptly married her high school sweetheart and settled down in Northwest Ohio with her notebooks and daydreams and copious amounts of chocolate. THE WOOD is her debut novel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where to find Chelsea Bobulski
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – SING FOR ME (Balefire Series) by Tam DeRudder Jackson

 

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

Welcome to the blog tour for SING FOR ME, the second book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Balefire, by Tam DeRudder Jackson. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

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

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

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

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

Ashleigh

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

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

“What does Ashleigh do, exactly?”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Author Tam DeRudder Jackson

Author Tam DeRudder Jackson

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

 

 

 

Where to Find Tam DeRudder Jackson
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – FIND YOU THERE (Harmony Lane Series) by Brianna Bennett

 

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

Welcome to the book blitz for FIND YOU THERE, the first book in the adult contemporary LGBTQ+ romance series, Harmony Lane, by Brianna BennettSee below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

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

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

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

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

Luca Sherwood is used to having his privacy invaded.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Author Brianna Bennett

Author Brianna Bennett

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

VIC VAUGHN IS VICIOUS by J.A. Huss

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Title:
VIC VAUGHN IS VICIOUS
Author: J.A. Huss
Publisher: Science Future Press
Release Date: August 31, 2021
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
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Synopsis
My name is Vicious. God-given name, I cross my heart. And it fits. I’m a hot-as-f, inked-up tattoo artist at the trendiest shop in the Rocky Mountains. I have the looks, I have the bike, I have the reputation.

That means I get the ladies.

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

She’s the Good Girl.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I want to study every inch of this room.

I want to know this man.

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

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

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

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

And his face.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“How old are you?” I ask.

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

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

“I think I want you to stay forever.”

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

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Author J.A. Huss

Author J.A. Huss

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

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

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

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

Where to Find J.A. Huss
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Book Blitz – Teaser + Giveaway – RUINED SINNER (Hellfire Club Series) by Becker Gray

 

Welcome to the book blitz for RUINED SINNER, the fourth book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Hellfire Club, by Becker Gray

Welcome to the book blitz for RUINED SINNER, the fourth book in the adult contemporary romance series, Hellfire Club, by Becker GraySee below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive teaser, and details on her giveaway.

RUINED SINNER, the fourth book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Hellfire Club, by Becker Gray

RUINED SINNER (Hellfire Club Series #4) by Becker Gray

About the Book
Title: RUINED SINNER
Series: Hellfire Club Series #4
Author: Becker Gray
Publisher: Dangerous Press
Release Date: August 24, 2021
Genre:
 Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
It’s no secret that I hate Phineas Yates, but what most people don’t know is that I have a very good reason why. One hot summer, he broke my heart in the worst way, and I promised myself then and there that I would never fall prey to the sinner of Pembroke Prep again. Even if it meant re-inventing myself into a girl I barely recognized.

There is a fine line between duty and desire.

I’m not just any girl, I’m a princess. When my family begs me to get engaged to save the family name, I’m trapped with no way out. In a panic, I blurt out the ultimate lie and create myself a fake boyfriend. Which means I need someone to foot the bill immediately.

The problem? The only person willing to help me is the one person I never want to see again: the careless, heartless, hot-as-Hellfire playboy himself.

Phineas Yates.

The even bigger problem? His help doesn’t come for free. And this sinner won’t be satisfied with anything less than my absolute ruin.

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Teaser from RUINED SINNER, the fourth book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Hellfire Club, by Becker Gray

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Book 1: WICKED IDOL
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Author Becker Gray

Author Becker Gray

About the Author
Becker Gray is the brainchild of two best friends who love rich boys in peacoats.  The Hellfire Club is their first series together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blog Tour – Excerpt – MEMENTO MORI by Jane Morris

 

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

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

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

MEMENTO MORI by Jane Morris

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Into who? Let me go!”

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

“Maybe! What the fuck do you care?”

“He’s a pussy.”

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

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

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

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

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

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MEMENTO MORI, a standalone contemporary historical romance, by Jane Morris is out now

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Author Jane Morris

Author Jane Morris

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

 

 

 

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Blog Tour – Excerpt – WRITTEN FOR YOU by Robin Bielman

 

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

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

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

WRITTEN FOR YOU by Robin Bielman

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“I know.”

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

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

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

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

“Any pedaling you can do, I can do.”

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

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

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

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

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

“100 percent. Multiple times,” he promised.

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

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

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

“Agree wholeheartedly. What if…”

“What if what?”

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

“You think we can do that?”

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

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

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

“I promise.”

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

A mistake that would feel so good.

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

“Are you sure?”

“Yes.”

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

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USA Today bestselling author Robin Bielman

Author Robin Bielman

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Blog Tour – Excerpt – THE INN AT SUMMER ISLAND by Rachel Magee

 

Welcome to the blog tour for THE INN AT SUMMER ISLAND, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, by Rachel Magee

Welcome to the blog tour for THE INN AT SUMMER ISLAND, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, by Rachel Magee. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

THE INN AT SUMMER ISLAND, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, by Rachel Magee

THE INN AT SUMMER ISLAND by Rachel Magee

About the Book
Title: THE INN AT SUMMER ISLAND
Author: Rachel Magee
Publisher: Entangled Amara
Release Date: August 23, 2021
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Millie Leclair is a mess, complete with a dead-end career and a flat-lining love life. So when she inherits her great aunt’s oceanfront B&B in a resort town in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, she doesn’t hesitate to pack up her car and set off on a new adventure. It’ll be fun.

Of course, life seldom goes according to plan. The B&B is barely habitable for one person, let alone ready to open for business. With dwindling funds, Millie has no choice but to roll up her sleeves and tackle the repairs by herself. Yeah, so much fun.

Ex-pro golfer Braxton Channing thought being a full-time single parent kept him on his toes. That was before he spotted his new neighbor teetering on her rooftop—which is only the beginning of her long list of renovations for the old house—and he added keeping her safe to his to-do list.

But Millie is determined to dive headfirst into repairs regardless of the risk, and suddenly, battling with his daughter over brushing her teeth seems easier than winning an argument with Millie. She’s exasperating. And oddly delightful. And most definitely shouldn’t be let anywhere near a tall ladder.

For a guy who’s sworn off romantic relationships, why does he suddenly want to be the one who gets the privilege of watching Millie conquer not just the B&B but his heart as well?

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Excerpt
“Who’s ready to come inside and take a look at our new home?” she called out in a sing-song voice while distracted by the peeling wallpaper. She’d always loved the faint metallic gold pineapples on the soft yellow background. What were the chances she could find the same print to replace it?

Finally turning her attention to the door, she jumped. Because standing right next to Bear on her front porch was a gorgeous stranger with an amused smirk.

“Tempting offer, but I’ll take a rain check.” There was a friendly glint in his eyes and the sunlight danced off his neatly cropped dark blond hair. If these were the kind of ghosts hanging out in this haunted mansion, she was totally in.

“Sorry,” she said, looking around to where he might have come from. And how long had he been there? Surely, he didn’t see her not-so-graceful attempt at crawling through the window, right? “I didn’t know anyone was here.”

“I saw you pull in and wanted to stop by and say hello.”

“Oh, hi. We just arrived into town.” She motioned at the house behind her. “I inherited Seascape from my great-aunt, Mildred.”

The stranger nodded. “I heard about her passing. I’m sorry for your loss.” His gentle expression echoed the sympathy in his voice which touched Millie.

“Thanks.” She stuck out her hand. “I’m Millie by the way. Millie Leclair.”

He stepped forward and grasped her hand with his firm grip. “It’s nice to meet you, Millie Leclair.” He let go and scratched the dog behind the ears. “And who is this guy?”

“This is my dog, Bear.” Bear’s tail happily thumped against the ground.

“I’m Braxton.” His eyes sparkled in the sunlight. They were the exact same shade as the blue stripes on his pressed button-down shirt. Something about him looked vaguely familiar, and she racked her brain for some idea of how she might have known him. Before she could figure it out, he continued, “I live over there.”

Millie leaned out the front door to take a look at the house in question. Of course this perfectly put-together, semi-familiar, gorgeous man would live in the modern concrete and glass beauty she’d admired on the way in.

“Now I’ll know who’s around next time I need to borrow a cup of sugar.”

His brow furrowed in a sort of questioning look, but he recovered with a polite smile. “Right…Anyway, I wanted to say that we all want to see this property thrive in our neighborhood, so thank you for considering the—”

“Oh my gosh! You’re that golfer.” She’d recognized the camera-ready smile. “Braxton Channing.”

Braxton shifted, losing the smile and looking slightly uncomfortable. “Used to be.” He studied the ground for a second, then shook his head as if shaking away a thought. “I used to be a golfer. I’m still Braxton Channing.”

Used to be was a good description. A few years ago, he was the most well-known PGA golfer in the US. Even people like Millie who didn’t know much about golf had heard of him. He appeared on the scene at the age of twenty-four and took over, winning everything, and for the next five or so years the name Braxton Channing was synonymous with the PGA.

Being incredibly attractive probably aided in taking him from a golf superstar to a regular household celebrity. Everyone wanted to know more about the handsome athlete with the charming smile and the funny southern one-liners. Then about two years ago, he left the PGA, his face disappeared from the media, and the world stopped talking about Braxton Channing.

Except here he was, standing on her front porch, and she had to admit he was even more attractive in person than on the cover of People. A thrill jolted through her. She was living next door to a celebrity. Well, a used-to-be celebrity with some sort of mysterious disappearance from the public eye, but still.

“It’s nice to meet you, neighbor.” She started to ask him if he’d take a selfie with her but managed to stop herself before the words came out of her mouth. People who lived next door to celebrities probably didn’t ask for pictures or autographs. At least not until they’d had a full conversation first.

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Author Rachel Magee

Author Rachel Magee

About the Author
Rachel wrote her first novel when she was twelve and entered it into a contest for young author/illustrators. Unfortunately, the judges weren’t impressed with her stick figures. So she dropped the dream of becoming a world famous illustrator and stuck to spinning stories.

When she’s not busy working on her latest book, she loves to travel with her family and friends. By far, her favorite destination is the beach, which tends to work its way into most of her stories. Between vacations, you can find her at home in The Woodlands, TX with her wonderful husband, their two adventurous kids and a couple of spirited pets, all of whom share Rachel’s love of the ocean. Well, except the cat and dog. They’re both afraid of water.

Find out more about what Rachel has been up to at rachelmageebooks.com.

 

 

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Release Day – THE INN AT SUMMER ISLAND by Rachel Magee

 

Today is release day for THE INN AT SUMMER ISLAND, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, bu Rachel Magee

Today is release day for THE INN AT SUMMER ISLAND, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, bu Rachel Magee. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

THE INN AT SUMMER ISLAND, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, by Rachel Magee

THE INN AT SUMMER ISLAND by Rachel Magee

About the Book
Title: THE INN AT SUMMER ISLAND
Author: Rachel Magee
Publisher: Entangled Amara
Release Date: August 23, 2021
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Millie Leclair is a mess, complete with a dead-end career and a flat-lining love life. So when she inherits her great aunt’s oceanfront B&B in a resort town in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, she doesn’t hesitate to pack up her car and set off on a new adventure. It’ll be fun.

Of course, life seldom goes according to plan. The B&B is barely habitable for one person, let alone ready to open for business. With dwindling funds, Millie has no choice but to roll up her sleeves and tackle the repairs by herself. Yeah, so much fun.

Ex-pro golfer Braxton Channing thought being a full-time single parent kept him on his toes. That was before he spotted his new neighbor teetering on her rooftop—which is only the beginning of her long list of renovations for the old house—and he added keeping her safe to his to-do list.

But Millie is determined to dive headfirst into repairs regardless of the risk, and suddenly, battling with his daughter over brushing her teeth seems easier than winning an argument with Millie. She’s exasperating. And oddly delightful. And most definitely shouldn’t be let anywhere near a tall ladder.

For a guy who’s sworn off romantic relationships, why does he suddenly want to be the one who gets the privilege of watching Millie conquer not just the B&B but his heart as well?

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Excerpt
“She’s a bit of a mess right now, but the plan is to restore her to her former glory,” she said, adding mildew check to the ever-growing fix-it list. “I guess we won’t be taking guests yet, but before the summer is over, she’ll be the thriving inn she once was.”

“Inn?”

Millie turned to him. “Yeah. I’ll probably run it more like a bed and breakfast than an inn. My aunt never really liked the B&B title because she—”

“You’re not selling?” Braxton cut her off, his eyebrows knitted together.

“Selling?” The question caught her off guard. “Of course I’m not selling Seascape. Why would I want to sell something that’s been in my family for generations?”

“You live in Chicago, so I guess we all assumed…” He let his voice trail off.

“I used to live in Chicago.” She tried to sound patient, but why was she having to explain herself to this man? “Now I live here at 121 East Shore Drive where I’ll be running Seascape Inn.” She didn’t want to be rude to her new neighbor on her first day in the neighborhood, but she couldn’t help the hint of bite behind the words.

“Huh.” Braxton said as he looked past her, his eyes sweeping across the front of the house. “You realize you can’t turn this property into any sort of hotel, right? Using it for commercial business is against Oceanside Estates HOA regulations.”

Her new neighbor might have once been known as America’s most charming bachelor, but he was starting to get on her nerves. “I’m not turning it into a hotel. It is a hotel. Since it was built in the fifties, Seascape Inn has been a commercial business. This isn’t something new.”

“Perhaps in the past. But it’s been vacant for a while.” His gaze returned to her, no longer sparkling and friendly. “I can tell you with good authority that the current HOA rules are very clear. No businesses. Especially hotels.”

“How can you make a rule prohibiting something that is already here?” She’d quit her whole life in Chicago and moved here to start over, to have the sort of life she dreamed about as a kid when she spent her summers here with her aunt. Reviving Seascape and running the inn wasn’t just going to be her livelihood, it was a chance to keep her family’s legacy alive.

Sensing her growing frustration, Bear abandoned his spot next to their new neighbor and sat next to Millie, his ears perked on full alert.

Braxton offered another polite smile. She was growing to hate them. “I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the rules were designed to benefit everyone in the community.”

Millie crossed her arms in front of her chest, defiance swelling insider her. “Well, I’m part of the community now, and I’m meeting with my lawyer later today. We’ll see what he has to say about this.”

It sounded a bit like ‘I’m telling my mom on you,’ but it was the best she could come up with after all the surprises she’d dealt with today.

“I always find a lawyer’s opinion helpful.” There was a bit of snark in his voice that only made the fire in her belly burn brighter. “And if you need any further clarification or want to file a complaint, you’re always welcome to attend one of the HOA general meetings.”

Braxton backed down the steps to where his slick, new sports car sat on the crumbling and cracked driveway. He had gone from handsome celebrity to uptight know-it-all faster than that car went from zero to sixty.

“Great,” Millie called out after him. “I’ll be there.”

He hesitated as he opened the door. “Then I’ll see you there.” He offered her one of his Braxton Channing famous grins, just as empty as his polite smiles. “And since you’re moving in, I guess I should say welcome to the neighborhood.” He slid into the driver’s seat and the engine purred to life.

She stood there with her arms crossed in front of her chest and glared until his car pulled down and through the rusted gate to turn onto the street.

“I’m glad we didn’t ask him for a picture,” she said to Bear. “It would’ve ruined our Instagram feed. And if I need a cup of sugar, I am not going to ask him for it.”

Bear’s tail wagged in what she assumed was agreement.

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Author Rachel Magee

Author Rachel Magee

About the Author
Rachel wrote her first novel when she was twelve and entered it into a contest for young author/illustrators. Unfortunately, the judges weren’t impressed with her stick figures. So she dropped the dream of becoming a world famous illustrator and stuck to spinning stories.

When she’s not busy working on her latest book, she loves to travel with her family and friends. By far, her favorite destination is the beach, which tends to work its way into most of her stories. Between vacations, you can find her at home in The Woodlands, TX with her wonderful husband, their two adventurous kids and a couple of spirited pets, all of whom share Rachel’s love of the ocean. Well, except the cat and dog. They’re both afraid of water.

Find out more about what Rachel has been up to at rachelmageebooks.com.

 

 

Where to Find Rachel Magee
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – WRITTEN FOR YOU by Rachel Bielman

 

Welcome to the release blitz for WRITTEN FOR YOU, a standalone adult romantic comedy, by USA Today bestselling author, Rachel Bielman

Welcome to the release blitz for WRITTEN FOR YOU, a standalone adult romantic comedy, by USA Today bestselling author, Rachel Bielman. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

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

WRITTEN FOR YOU by Rachel Bielman

About the Book
Title:
WRITTEN FOR YOU
Authors: Rachel Bielman
Publisher: Entangled Amara
Release Date: August 23, 2021
Genre: Adult Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Cam Radcliffe is on a deadline to write his next blockbuster action film, but all he can think about lately is writing romance. The inspiration? His best friend, Reese.

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

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

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

 

 

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Teaser from WRITTEN FOR YOU, a standalone adult romantic comedy, by USA Today bestselling author, Rachel Bielman

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Excerpt
She didn’t push him away.

Or seal her lips together in shock.

She didn’t shout “What the hell are you doing?” Or knee him in the groin.

No.

She took. And then she gave back. Fisting her hands in his shirt. Moving her luscious mouth against his. Letting him sweep his tongue inside with barely a coax.

Jesus, she tasted good. Like cupcakes and sunshine. Like nothing he’d ever tasted before, her lips so soft and arousing, and pliable, that this had to be a slice of heaven.

His body wanted more. Wanted everything.

He abruptly pulled back. Took a step waayy back. He’d not asked for permission. Or inched his way closer so she had time to retreat. He’d been so overcome with desire for her—for gorgeous and cheerful Reese—that he hadn’t given a second thought to crushing his mouth to hers.

“Shit. I’m sorry,” he said, noting a well-kissed Reese was even more beautiful. He stifled a groan. “I don’t know what came over me.” Except I’ve been craving your mouth for months.

She blinked, stunned or swept away or pissed at him, he wasn’t sure.

“I got caught up in the moment. It won’t happen again.”

She covered her mouth with her hand. Stayed silent. Time slowed.

“Please say something. Tell me I didn’t just ruin us.” His heart beat an unsteady rhythm and his cheeks burned hot with shame.

“It won’t?” she asked softly.

“Was that a question or a statement? I couldn’t tell.” He swallowed thickly, shifted from foot to foot. “I’m being tortured here, Reese.”

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Teaser from WRITTEN FOR YOU, a standalone adult romantic comedy, by USA Today bestselling author, Rachel Bielman

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USA Today bestselling author Rachel Bielman

Author Rachel Bielman

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

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Rachel Bielman
Goodreads | Website | NewsletterFacebook | Twitter | Instagram | Amazon | BookBub

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Pre-Release Blog Tour – Excerpt – WRITTEN FOR YOU by Rachel Bielman

 

Welcome to the pre-release blog tour for WRITTEN FOR YOU, a standalone adult romantic comedy, by USA Today bestselling author, Rachel Bielman, releasing August 23, 2021

Welcome to the pre-release blog tour for WRITTEN FOR YOU, a standalone adult romantic comedy, by USA Today bestselling author, Rachel Bielman, releasing August 23, 2021. See below for information on the book, preorder links, an exclusive excerpt, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

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

WRITTEN FOR YOU by Rachel Bielman

About the Book
Title:
WRITTEN FOR YOU
Authors: Rachel Bielman
Publisher: Entangled Amara
Release Date: August 23, 2021
Genre: Adult Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Cam Radcliffe is on a deadline to write his next blockbuster action film, but all he can think about lately is writing romance. The inspiration? His best friend, Reese.

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

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

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

 

 

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Excerpt
The pool came into view, along with the backside of a woman standing near the edge. She wore a slip of a dress over her toned body. Her auburn hair fell in loose waves to the middle of her back. She appeared to be staring at the water with her arms wrapped around herself.

Beautiful.

Alluring.

His breath caught before he reminded himself Reese was one of his best friends and he’d never do anything to mess that up. His brothers would kick his ass right now if they knew the thoughts running through his head.

He didn’t exactly sneak up behind her—okay, he did—and so when she suddenly turned in surprise and grabbed the front of his T-shirt to keep from losing her balance, he should have been prepared to steady her. Instead, she shrieked in alarm, tugged hard enough on the thin cotton material of his shirt to rip it, and the two of them tumbled into the pool with a splash.

Not his finest moment. Not by a long shot. At least the water was warm.

They surfaced at the same time, his first thought to help her get a hand on the side of the pool since they’d fallen into the deep end. He also readied himself for her wrath, an apology all set on his tongue.

Instead, she gripped the edge of the tile with one hand, swept the hair off her face with the other, and cracked up.

She had a nice laugh.

The kind that had him forgetting apologies and enjoying the moment with her.

“Cam!” she finally said. “What the heck was that?”

For a moment, he was completely distracted by her full lips, almond shaped eyes, flawless skin.

“Surprise,” he offered, hoping he sounded contrite.

She gave him a playful splash. “Duh. And I guess I surprised you, too.”

“Yeah, thanks a lot for driving with me,” he teased. “I didn’t think you were coming up until Founder’s Day weekend.” Reese and her parents were planning a visit to celebrate the centennial milestone.

“Shay has me reading a gazillion scripts and at the last minute suggested I take time out of the office to do it so I’m not distracted.”

“A gazillion, huh?”

She rolled her eyes. “You know what I mean. A ton. So here I am! You know you’re happy to see me.”

He edged closer, an involuntary reaction he didn’t try to fight. “Here you are.” He had a feeling there was more to the story, but he didn’t press. He was tired. Hungry. And truth be told, more than happy to see her.

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Teaser from WRITTEN FOR YOU, a standalone adult romantic comedy, by USA Today bestselling author, Rachel Bielman

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USA Today bestselling author Rachel Bielman

Author Rachel Bielman

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

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Rachel Bielman
Goodreads | Website | NewsletterFacebook | Twitter | Instagram | Amazon | BookBub

Release Day – ROB STARR by J.A. Howard

 

Today is release day for ROB STARR, a standalone young adult contemporary romance, by J.A. Howard

Today is release day for ROB STARR, a standalone young adult contemporary romance, by J.A. Howard. See below for information on the book, buy links, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

ROB STARR, a standalone young adult contemporary romance, by J.A. Howard

ROB STARR by J.A. Howard

About the Book
Title:
ROB STARR
Author:
J.A. Howard
Release Date: August 19, 2021
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Scribd

Synopsis
How far would you go to get the guy everyone wants?

Rob Starr (sigh) was out of Mia Morgan’s league. Of course, she had a crush on him. Everyone did. But in her case, it would just be way too weird to admit that. For starters, their moms were best friends and Mia had known Rob since she was five. But while Mia was now a demi-geek with relentlessly frizzy hair, Rob had become a demi-god and Ellsworth High’s basketball superstar. Besides, he’d been going out with the totally perfect Chloe Olsen since, like, forever.

But one October afternoon, a terrible accident changes everything. Suddenly, Mia and Rob are living in the same house and spending a lot of time alone together.

Soon, Mia’s world was different in ways she never thought possible: new clothes, new friends, and an incredibly hot boyfriend. But was any of it real? Would any of it last? And did getting everything she thought she ever wanted mean giving up who she really was?

 

 

 

 

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Teaser from ROB STARR, a standalone young adult contemporary romance, by J.A. Howard

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Author J.A. Howard

Author J.A. Howard

About the Author
J. A. Howard is an author, business executive, and podcaster in New York. As the mother of two daughters, Howard is focused on the healthy development and empowerment of women in all of her work. The Third Coin, her first novel, aims to encourage sisterhood, compassion, and leadership among middle-grade girls.

Howard is also a podcaster. Her podcast, Sisters Cracking Up, (sisterscrackingup.com) which she does with her real-life sister, psychotherapist Abby Rodman, is focused on women in midlife; what’s “cracking them” and what’s cracking them up. On it, they talk openly and honestly about social and psychological topics that really matter like relationships, careers, aging beauty, stress, sex, health, and mental health.

As well as being a writer and podcaster, Howard is a beauty executive and consultant with more than 20 years of experience working in Marketing, Innovation, and Strategy for some of the world’s most loved and respected brands including Clinique, Estee Lauder, Bath and Body Works, MAC and more.

Where to find J.A. Howard
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Excerpt Reveal – THE INN AT SUMMER ISLAND by Rachel Magee

 

Entangled Amara and author Rachel Magee are revealing an excerpt from THE INN AT SUMMER ISLAND, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, releasing August 23, 2021

Entangled Amara and author Rachel Magee are revealing an excerpt from THE INN AT SUMMER ISLAND, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, releasing August 23, 2021. See below for information on the book, preorder links, and the exclusive excerpt.

THE INN AT SUMMER ISLAND, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, by Rachel Magee

THE INN AT SUMMER ISLAND by Rachel Magee

About the Book
Title: THE INN AT SUMMER ISLAND
Author: Rachel Magee
Publisher: Entangled Amara
Release Date: August 23, 2021
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Millie Leclair is a mess, complete with a dead-end career and a flat-lining love life. So when she inherits her great aunt’s oceanfront B&B in a resort town in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, she doesn’t hesitate to pack up her car and set off on a new adventure. It’ll be fun.

Of course, life seldom goes according to plan. The B&B is barely habitable for one person, let alone ready to open for business. With dwindling funds, Millie has no choice but to roll up her sleeves and tackle the repairs by herself. Yeah, so much fun.

Ex-pro golfer Braxton Channing thought being a full-time single parent kept him on his toes. That was before he spotted his new neighbor teetering on her rooftop—which is only the beginning of her long list of renovations for the old house—and he added keeping her safe to his to-do list.

But Millie is determined to dive headfirst into repairs regardless of the risk, and suddenly, battling with his daughter over brushing her teeth seems easier than winning an argument with Millie. She’s exasperating. And oddly delightful. And most definitely shouldn’t be let anywhere near a tall ladder.

For a guy who’s sworn off romantic relationships, why does he suddenly want to be the one who gets the privilege of watching Millie conquer not just the B&B but his heart as well?

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Excerpt
He pushed away from the table and headed toward the snack table. But halfway there, his new neighbor, Millie Leclair, appeared in front of him with her hands on her hips and her lips pressed together in a grim line.

“Why do you hate my aunt’s legacy?”

Braxton frowned. “I have nothing against Mildred’s legacy. I thought she was a lovely woman.”

Her eyes narrowed. “Then why are you trying to buy up her land and block her hotel?”

It’d been a hard day and all Braxton wanted was a bottle of water, to finish his work, and get home to put Alice to bed. He let out a sigh and reached around her until he could snag one of the bottles on the edge of the table. Still, he admired her tenacity.

“I’m not trying to block you.” He twisted off the top and raised an eye brow. “Plus, I thought you said you wanted it to be more of a bed and breakfast.” He took a long pull from his drink, keeping his gaze on her.

She blinked in rapid succession. While he’d managed to catch every word she’d said on their first meeting, he somehow missed how pretty her eyes were. They were the color of rich caramel and they simultaneously calmed and ignited something within him.

“It’s… well… yeah. So you were listening.”

Braxton nodded. “Of course I was listening. My job, however, is to make sure everything that happens in the neighborhood is in everyone’s best interest.”

She propped her hand on her hip again, regaining her footing and igniting the passion for her project in her beautiful eyes. “And you don’t think my great-aunt’s legacy, my livelihood, is what’s best for the community?”

He took another swig of his water, trying to turn is attention to anything other than the way her eyes sparked when she spoke. Or how they were causing a flurry somewhere deep in his chest.

“I didn’t say that, but there are a lot of things at play here. The bylaws were written to protect our residents, our neighborhoods and our beaches.” It might be an unpopular opinion, but he happened to like rules. They protected things that needed to be protected. They kept people safe.

“What exactly do you think I’ll be doing at the B-and-B? Holding midnight raves and dumping my trash on the beach?”

“I wouldn’t think so, but one should never assume.” He leaned in as if sharing a secret. “By the way, if you’re planning on the rave, you should make it an early evening thing. There’s also a noise ordinance that goes into effect at eleven.” He gave her his best ‘what-do-you-do?’ look and shrugged.

She rolled her eyes and the flurry in his chest upgraded to a fluster, which he immediately stomped down. He didn’t have time for that, no matter how much he admired her gusto.

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THE INN AT SUMMER ISLAND, a stand-alone adult contemporary romance, by Rachel Magee is coming August 23

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Author Rachel Magee

Author Rachel Magee

About the Author
Rachel wrote her first novel when she was twelve and entered it into a contest for young author/illustrators. Unfortunately, the judges weren’t impressed with her stick figures. So she dropped the dream of becoming a world famous illustrator and stuck to spinning stories.

When she’s not busy working on her latest book, she loves to travel with her family and friends. By far, her favorite destination is the beach, which tends to work its way into most of her stories. Between vacations, you can find her at home in The Woodlands, TX with her wonderful husband, their two adventurous kids and a couple of spirited pets, all of whom share Rachel’s love of the ocean. Well, except the cat and dog. They’re both afraid of water.

Find out more about what Rachel has been up to at rachelmageebooks.com.

 

 

Where to Find Rachel Magee
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

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