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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – THE GOD QUEEN (The Rebirth Saga) by M.L. Tishner

 

Welcome to the blog tour for THE GOD QUEEN, the first book in the new adult scifi fantasy series, The Rebirth Saga, by M.L. Tishner

Welcome to the blog tour for THE GOD QUEEN, the first book in the new adult scifi fantasy series, The Rebirth Saga, by M.L. Tishner. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

THE GOD QUEEN, the first book in the new adult scifi fantasy series, The Rebirth Saga, by M.L. Tishner

THE GOD QUEEN (The Rebirth Saga #1) by M.L. Tishner

About the Book
Title:
THE GOD QUEEN
Series: The Rebirth Saga #1
Author: M.L. Tishner
Release Date: October 22, 2019
Genre: New Adult Science Fiction Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon IT | Amazon DE | Amazon FR | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
The God Queen returns. So, why is everyone squelching her power?

In a backwater Earth town, Rei Ettowa dreams of traveling across the stars to destroy Infiernen – the knight who murdered her brother.

When Rei discovers she is the reincarnation of the prophesied God Queen, she relishes her newfound ability to channel lightning for revenge. Unfortunately, blazing through a battlefield clashes with the Federation’s plan for Rei and the others like her. All the gods are to be trained as diplomatic figureheads to sway voters, not agents of war. Infiernen must remain untouched.

Unable to let go of her brother’s murder, Rei finds Infiernen. But instead of killing him, Rei discovers a secret the Federation has been keeping from her about her brother.

Now Rei is mad as hell. Her enemies must pay. But who are they? And what else is the Federation hiding from her?

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Excerpt #1
Chapter 7

Bronx stood in a golden forest. Shimmering leaves that reflected the sunlight covered the ground around him, yet he saw no sun. Black tree trunks reached the height of at least three men before the first golden branch appeared. A gentle breeze moved through the woodland, carrying with it the soft scent of lavender. He took a few steps forward, daring to venture in further. The soft ground absorbed the sound of his footsteps. He didn’t see a single living thing around him, and the silence wrapped him like a cocoon.

The crack of a branch echoed in the distance, and Bronx whipped around but saw nothing. He wasn’t alone.

“Bronx?”

He snapped awake. Crona peered down at him. He must’ve dozed off. Documentation was the most boring part of being a combat medic for the Federation, but Bronx preferred the monotony over returning to the battlefield. He wasn’t ready for that yet.

“Interesting read?” she asked, gesturing to the mountain of paperwork.

“Riveting.”

“Yeah, the snoring was a good indication.” She pulled out the chair opposite him and sat down.

He chuckled. “It’s the only way to let people know. In case they’re curious about what I’m reading.”

“I’m well aware of the practice. I believe I have done my fair share of snoring after reading some captivating reports on supply chains.” She snorted, taking a handful of papers and placing them in a folder.

“Must run in the family, then.”

“At least on Mom’s side. From what I knew of your dad, he would have actually stayed awake for this sort of thing.” She cocked her head to the side. “Professor of Anthropology, right?”

Bronx nodded but bit his tongue. Crona never met his father, but he knew hers. He never got along with his half-sister’s father and was quite certain that anything he said in his presence would come off as an insult.

He returned to his paperwork.

From where they were stationed on the planet Gliese VI, they saw little action in the current civil war with the Dominion. However, they were close enough to get the wounded from nearby planets, the ones still fighting to be free of the hold of their leader, Sovereign Anekris Praymer. Bronx currently filled out a form in the medical wing for a soldier who was flown in the day before. First Petty Officer… something Prue; he couldn’t recall the soldier’s first name now. He’d been brought to Gliese VI because it was the closest facility and currently lay in a bed, the steady beep of his heart monitor the only sound that echoed in the medical wing.

It wasn’t a very large facility with its six beds and various monitors and machines, with desks for the medics on the far end. Despite being underground, the shiny metal plating surrounding them made it easy to keep clean and avoid infection.

“Manca! Sandern! I was just looking for you two. I have news!” Kazimir Ettowa entered the medical wing with a large piece of paper. He ran a free hand through his unruly black hair, his blue eyes bright.

“Your family, Kaz?” asked Crona.

Kaz nodded and handed the message to Bronx.

Found them. Had a little run-in with Negander while on Earth. Will be arriving on Gliese VI within the hour. Have Bronx bring a stretcher.

—M

“What does it mean?” asked Crona, who read it over Bronx’s shoulder.

“Obviously, someone’s hurt,” Kaz said.

“Or worse,” said Bronx quietly.

“No need to be negative just yet.” Crona pointed at the time stamp on the message. “Let’s go. They’ll be here soonish, and I want to welcome our new friends to the party.”

“I’ll help with the stretcher,” Kaz offered.

Bronx threw other necessary supplies—a pulse scanner, gauze, and tools for stitches—into a bag and slung it over his shoulder. He joined Kaz in helping with the stretcher

The beeping from Prue’s heart monitor grew erratic, and the petty officer breathed irregularly with labored and painful sounds that stopped as quickly as they began.

Bronx dropped his bag, sat down at the edge of Prue’s bed, and took off his gloves, unsure why he did it, as if his actions were not his own. His heart hammered in his chest, knowing what was about to happen, and yet he didn’t fight it; some part of him knew this was the right thing to do.

“Uh… Bronx—” began Crona as she approached him, but it was too late.

Bronx reached out and took the man’s hand. Some force pulled on what felt like a string. Teasing him, taunting him. He tugged on it hard and everything unraveled. Dread pooled in his core. He knew what he’d freed—a soul. A plume of black smoke appeared above Prue’s body, curling upwards before it dissipated in the air. Prue took one last deep breath and with a heavy sigh, he died.

“Shit,” muttered Bronx as he regained control of his body, releasing Prue’s hand like it burned him. He leaped from his seat and backed away, knocking over a tray of scalpels and tongs. The metal clanged as each of the pieces hit the ground. This was not the first time, but he always prayed it would be the last. He looked over at his sister; Crona said nothing as she put a hand to her mouth, stunned.

Bronx felt his sister approach. “Are you alright?” she asked.

Bronx’s eyes darted in her direction. His face lost all feeling, his legs weak. He’d done it again, and this time, there’d been witnesses. Shit.

Bronx rubbed his face. “I—I don’t know what happened. I don’t know what I was thinking.”

“I’m sure you had a good reason,” Kaz said.

“That’s the thing.” Bronx paced, adrenaline rushing through his legs. “I didn’t have a good reason. I just felt compelled. Like I could ease his suffering if I did something.” He rubbed his face again’.

“Well, you certainly eased his suffering. As well as any other ailment he would feel in the future,” mumbled Crona, leaning on the bed next to Prue’s.

Bronx glanced back at his sister. “You’re not funny.”

“I’m not trying to be. This is serious.”

“Of course this is serious. A man just died.” Bronx’s voice shook. He took a deep breath. “Sometimes I wonder what I’m doing here. Everything I touch dies.” He sat down in a chair next to Prue’s bed and put his head in his hands.

“That’s not true!” Kaz said.

Crona approached him, getting as close as she dared. She reached out to him, but he pulled back. “Bronx, I’ve managed to hug you loads of times before, and you haven’t killed me yet.” She pointed to her eyes. “I can see the future, remember?” She reached out quickly and pinched his cheek. “See? Haven’t killed me yet.”

Bronx pulled back and swatted her hand away. “Stop it.”

“No, you stop it.” She tried to lock eyes with him, but he refused to meet her gaze. “I’m sorry Prue died. I know you didn’t do it on purpose, but face the facts. Look at the bigger picture. You kill people with a touch—that’s your gift. I know you have no idea what you’re doing, but we will get through this, and you will learn how to control it.”

“Your sister’s right, Bronx.” Kaz hadn’t moved from his position at the foot of Prue’s bed. “We’re all still figuring things out. I know we sound like we don’t understand since our powers aren’t as deadly, but we are on your side.”

Bronx stared at his sister, his pulse rising. He knew she was right, and he hated it. It frustrated him. He wished she would just leave him alone on the subject. He may no longer wear the uniform, but his own Daer instincts still kicked in.

He took a moment to take several calming breaths before responding. “You’re both insufferable.”

Crona shrugged. “And you’re acting like a little shit. What do you want me to do? Agree with you? Oh, woe is you, Bronx! Yes, everything you touch dies. Maybe you are a freak.”

“That’s a bit much, Crona,” muttered Kaz.

“Stop it!” Bronx snarled.

“No,” she said flatly. “Because it’s not true. You are not a freak; you are doing so many good things here. Not everything you touch dies. You’re the one with the magic touch. You have a higher success rate of saving people than any other corpsmen. I know, I’ve seen the stats.”

He refused to meet her gaze. He knew he was being stubborn, but he didn’t want to listen to her.

Crona rolled her eyes, then turned to Kaz. “Come on. He stops being fun when he’s like this.” She walked to the stretcher. “I’m sure Manden and the others will be here soon.”

Bronx removed his other glove and threw both away in the trash with enough force to tip it over. “I’m coming.” He grabbed a second clean pair, put them on, and stood to help Kazimir once more with the stretcher.

“But first, can you help me put him into cold storage?” He gestured to Prue. “I’ll worry about the paperwork when we get back.”

Chapter 8

The medical wing sat at the end of a long and shiny metal-plated hallway where the Federation soldiers slept. This floor was only for women, while the men stayed below.

Bronx and Kaz carried the stretcher down the hall as Crona ran ahead to a different tunnel to grab the keys to their vehicle for the long drive to the hangar. The tunnel to the hangar was still underground, but without the metal plating. Its long row of UV lights along the low ceiling was the only hint of technology present, aside from the few cars parked at the entrance. The musty smell of fresh earth and car exhaust was more pungent here, but the stench lessened once they started driving.

As Crona drove, Bronx decided to push his current problem out of his mind and tried to think about what awaited him at the other end of the tunnel: Rei Ettowa.

When he had apprenticed with Niklaryn all those years ago, he frequently saw his mentor sneaking glances at a picture of his little sister. Niklaryn never told a soul about her, but he trusted Bronx. Bronx had heard so much about her that he felt he already knew her, yet he never thought that he would meet Rei after what happened.

Part of him expected to see the same young girl from the photo—with pigtails and missing front teeth—but he knew she was only a few years younger than him and was prepared to meet a young woman. What he hadn’t prepared for were the questions she was bound to ask about the day her brother died.

“Bronx?” Crona’s voice rang through his head like a bell. “Oy! Wake up!”

Bronx snapped out of his reverie to find that they had already arrived at the hangar. It was hidden deep within Mount Environ, several kilometers away from their base. The underground tunnel they had just traveled through allowed a veil of secrecy for the comings and goings of their soldiers. Bronx jumped out of the bed of the vehicle and approached Manden’s ship.

According to their friend, the Luciernaga was several thousand years old and resembled a hodgepodge of scrapped ships, metal pieces—some of them gold—and a few ion cannon stations that appeared to have been placed randomly, yet had been essential. Bronx swore the end result made Luciernaga look like a face with the cockpit as the eyes and the front hatch as its mouth.

The hatch opened like a long tongue, and their redheaded friend strode out to greet them. Crona ran to Manden and almost knocked him down with a big hug. Kaz followed with a hand extended.

“Are you kidding?” Manden pulled Kaz in for an embrace. “Come here, you.”

Bronx stayed behind as usual.

“Bronx,” Manden said, giving the medic a nod.

“You look familiar,” said a young man who came into view from the hatch. He was as tall as Bronx with brown hair and light eyes. For a moment, the medic thought a ghost had come back to haunt him. Niklaryn? he wanted to ask. The newcomer’s violet eyes flashed. He was someone different, and yet it still took several moments for Bronx’s heart rate to return to normal.

“Do I?” asked Bronx. “I’m sorry, I don’t know your name.”

“Arram Bronto.” The young man extended a hand to Bronx, who only stared at it.

“Bronx, doesn’t do hand shaking,” muttered Manden.

Arram pulled his hand back. “Sorry.”

Bronx shook his head. “I’ll explain later.”

“Okay.” Arram stepped out of the way, clearing the path for Kaz and Bronx to enter the ship. “You’re a Daer Knight, right?” he continued.

“I was once.” Bronx readjusted his grip on the stretcher, his heart pounding in his chest. This was the moment; he was going to meet her. The stretcher must be for either Bernie or Rei.

“He still is a Daer,” added Crona.

“Well, I-I’m sure Rei will be excited to meet you,” was all Arram said as his eyes stared at the floor, the muscles in his jaw flexing.

“Where is she, by the way?” interjected Crona.

“She’s probably with Bernie,” Manden said, walking toward his ship.

He, with Kaz helping on the other end, continued hauling the stretcher up the ramp into the first room of the ship—the cargo hold.

“We’re in the infirmary.” Manden’s voice echoed from the belly of the ship. The infirmary sat behind the cargo hold, currently filled with plants from every corner of the star cluster. A mix of lilac and magnolia filled Bronx’s nose.

The men maneuvered the stretcher around the mesh metal staircase that led up to the rooms, kitchen, and cockpit.

Bronx sneezed as they ventured through what appeared to be a small forest, lightly brushing against several pots of vines overflowing onto the floor. He continued to the infirmary where Manden and Bernie stood on either side of a bed.

“I didn’t want to leave her alone in case she suddenly woke up. That’s why I didn’t come out earlier,” Bernie said quietly. She turned and saw that the combat medic had entered. “Hey, Bronx, Kaz.”

Bronx didn’t answer. All his thoughts focused on the unconscious woman lying before him in blood-splattered clothes. Rei Ettowa appeared to be asleep, her dark hair framing her face. His pulse raced.

Not long after Niklaryn was gone, he dreamed about a beautiful woman who made his heart stop with a smile. Time had since obscured many of the details, but he clearly remembered Rei’s face.

He never told anyone about it, thinking that she was some subconscious fantasy. But somehow his brain must have created the woman of his dreams from memories of Rei. Thank the gods Nik wasn’t here. He knew he shouldn’t have impure thoughts about his mentor’s kid sister—no matter how attractive she may be.

He pulled the pulse scanner out of his bag, placed it on her neck, and read the little screen. The lines blipped, showing a strong and steady heartbeat.

He lowered his face toward hers to better hear her breathing—slow and steady. He pulled away, using all his willpower to not lean in closer. His eyes glanced over the rest of her body, trying to the find the source of the blood on her clothes.

“I don’t see a wound,” he said.

“Just a graze from a bullet. I already patched her up.” Manden pointed to Rei’s other side.

“Very nice.” He admired the tiny stitches. It was no surprise knowing Manden’s history on the battlefield. “And the rest of the blood?”

“Unlucky victim,” Bernie said.

Bronx helped Manden move her to the stretcher; he double-checked that the gloves reached his sleeves so that not an inch of skin was exposed. One could never be too careful.

“What happened?” Bronx took one end of the stretcher while Manden held the other, leading it out of the infirmary and through the cargo hold.

“As I said in my message,” Manden said, “we had a run in with the Negander. They attacked the town, trying to get to Rei and Arram. Bernie, Hotara, and I managed to save them in time; however, the Negander had already killed Sagitan and his wife.” He gazed down at their unconscious newcomer. “This little lady was angry. Her powers came out for the first time and fried them.”

“It was quite a sight,” Bernie said.

“She used too much energy and passed out,” Manden said. “It happens to people like her at some point in their lives.”

“Where is Hotara?” Kaz asked.

“I sent her to Tas’und’eash. With any luck, she can rally the rest of the Volocio to help with our cause.”

The group continued out of the ship and back toward the vehicle. Arram took Rei from Bronx and helped Manden carry the stretcher.

They brought Rei to the medical bay and laid her down on an empty bed. Bronx made sure it was far away from where Prue had passed earlier.

He placed a heart monitor on her finger and waited for the steady beep to fill the silence in the room. Arram stood nearby, his eyes never leaving Rei’s face. Bronx imagined how concerned he must have been.

“Come, Arram.” Crona linked arms with him. “They’re still serving dinner in the mess hall. You look like you could use some food.”

“I feel uncomfortable leaving her here,” he said quietly.

“I’ll stay,” offered Bronx. “I’m still on duty here.”

Arram nodded and allowed Crona to lead him out the room with Kaz following.

Crona stopped at the door and quickly glanced in Bronx’s direction. “Should I bring you something, too, Brother?”

Bronx shook his head. “I know where Ayres hides his snacks. I’ll be fine.”

Manden stayed behind, watching Bronx thoughtfully. The redhead always did that when he studied one of them—as though he were trying to see more of Bronx than what was there.

“Yes, Manden?”

He cocked his head to the side. “I’m desperate to know what you’re thinking.”

“Thinking?”

“About her.” Manden gestured to Rei lying between them.

Bronx couldn’t shake the feeling of having met her before, but that was impossible. “Well,” he finally answered, “she’s a great conversationalist.”

Manden chuckled. “Jokes aside, smart ass. I really want to know. I’ve been looking forward to the two of you meeting for a long time.”

The medic shrugged. “Kind of hard to have a meeting when one’s unconscious.”

Manden waved his hand dismissively in Bronx’s direction “Bah. Details.”

“Does this have to do with him?”

“Yes.”

Of course it did. Everything in Bronx’s life the last few years always came back to that man, and a part of him resented it.

“I’m sure you’ve felt some of his memories. As dreams, perhaps?”

Bronx clenched his sweaty palms, which stuck to his gloves. “Dreams?”

“Your sister once told me about dreams she had before her powers manifested. Kaz, too. That’s what they are. Memories. I watched Rei go through hers, so I’m just taking a leap here.”

It was bad enough Bronx shared the same gift and the same face as the man in question. But Manden suggested they had the same taste in women. The idea didn’t sit well with him, but his body already betrayed him whenever he looked in her direction. His pulse elevated and his mouth had gone dry.
Manden still watched him, waiting for a response. But Bronx didn’t want to talk about that, so he stuck with a truth he was comfortable with.

“I’m relieved she’s here and she’s safe.”

“Oh?”

“You remember me telling you how I knew Niklaryn? We were close friends. Close enough that I was the only person he told about her. Not everything—only that she needed to be protected. He made me vow to protect her if something happened to him.”

“You’ve done a great job doing that all these years,” Manden said dryly.

“Niklaryn forgot to give me the minor yet crucial detail of where she was hidden. I knew Earth, but that was it. Then there was the problem that no one else knew about her, so who could I ask? It turned out your wife hid her all along.” Bronx laughed. The universe really wanted them to meet. He believed it was some cruel joke.

“You’ll have a chance to uphold that vow now, Bronx. I don’t know how she’s going to react when she wakes up. The last few days have been overwhelming for her. You saw how Arram is handling things and he just lost his grandparents. Rei lost everyone she knew and grew up with. Infiernen and his Negander destroyed her entire town. Her powers manifested out of pure rage. She brought down countless Negander and turned them into charred husks.”

Bronx’s eyes widened, and his heart stopped at the mention of Infiernen. He hunted her, too? It made sense. The Negander had been hunting Bronx and the others for years now.

He studied Rei. He didn’t think she would be so dangerous—almost as dangerous as he was. The idea of no longer being the only one with lethal gifts gave him a little comfort, especially if it meant protecting the others against the Negander.

“You and I are the ones with the most battle experience,” continued Manden. “We’ve seen the most. We also know what happens to those who experience trauma and have no support group to help them through it. These two are the only survivors of that massacre. Just be prepared.”
“Of course.” Trauma was something Bronx knew plenty about.

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Author M.L. Tishner

Author M.L. Tishner

About the Author
Mari, a native Hoosier, currently lives in southern Germany where she entertains people with her adventures as an American expat in the Land of Beer and Pretzels on her blog adventuresoflamari.com as well as the adventures of her pugs, Abner and Roxy. When she’s not writing, Mari cooks, snowboards, dances to the beat of her own drum, reads late into the night, and binge watches Netflix with her husband. The God Queen is her debut novel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – MAGICIAN RISING by Renée des Lauriers

 

Welcome to the book blitz for MAGICIAN RISING, a stand-alone new adult urban fantasy, by Renée des Lauriers

Welcome to the book blitz for MAGICIAN RISING, a stand-alone new adult urban fantasy, by Renée des Lauriers. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

MAGICIAN RISING, a stand-alone new adult urban fantasy, by Renée des Lauriers

MAGICIAN RISING by Renée des Lauriers

About the Book
Title: MAGICIAN RISING
Author: Renée des Lauriers
Release Date: May 25, 2021
Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon FR | Amazon IT 

Synopsis
Dark powers she can’t control. Deadly hunters tracking her down. Can she rip the target off her back before it turns fatal?

Jun Bear has lived with bad luck all her life. And when a professor threatens to give her a failing grade, the college senior sees her hopes for graduating in two months going down another ill-fated drain. But her fortunes plunge further when an unnatural earthquake shakes the campus and unleashes cold-blooded assassins after her head…

Unsure what’s happening, Jun finds herself facing a trained killer intent on exposing the wielder of the dangerous magic. And when she’s provoked into revealing her unexpected new abilities, she’s determined to prove her innocence before she’s permanently eliminated.

Can she win over an ally and survive a bloodthirsty secret society fixated on wiping her out?

 

 

 

 

 

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MAGICIAN RISING, a stand-alone new adult urban fantasy, by Renée des Lauriers is Out Now!

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Excerpt #2
Then Nikolai felt it: the air pulling tight, like the bowstring of an arrow drawn back, about to be let loose. Nikolai clenched the wooden arms of his chair. This was magic capable of much worse than a 6.5 earthquake and one injury. He braced himself in the case of a quake, scanning down the rows in front of him for any sign of a magician at work.

There were too many people, and all of them could be crushed to death if the building collapsed. This was exactly what he wanted to avoid. If he stopped the magician before the magic spiraled out of control, he could limit the amount of casualties.

Then the lights went out. Everyone was plunged into a deep darkness. There was a pause for a beat before a worried murmur took over the class. Cell phone lights flashed around the room. Nikolai knew this was the moment he could strike; his aim with the knife would be deadly. If only he had a target.

Almost as soon as the pressure in the air started, it faded away. Nikolai felt the charged air around the room recoil and disappear, vanishing like mist. The lights flickered back on. Immediately he tried to identify the source, but it was impossible with everyone looking around, talking in hushed voices while their spineless professor tried to calm the students. The class began to settle once more, though a lot of students quickly packed their belongings to leave. Maybe they could feel it, the unsettling shift in the air. Or smell the burnt ozone.

It was strange, though. He never experienced anything quite like this. When magic was built up to that strength and caliber, it typically rampaged into mass destruction. This was something else. This magician was nothing like the others he’d taken down in the past.

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Author Renée des Lauriers

Author Renée des Lauriers

About the Author
Renée was raised by a folk singer and an accountant to be analytically creative. From thirteen, she played guitar and sang on stage at coffee shops. She also oil painted and wrote poetry on odd paper scraps. Besides writing, Renee has worked as an emergency medical technician and a high school English teacher. Now she lives in California with her family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Renée des Lauriers
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Cover Reveal – MAGICIAN RISING by Renée des Lauriers

 

Author Renée des Lauriers is revealing the cover to MAGICIAN RISING, a stand-alone new adult urban fantasy, releasing May 25, 2021

Author Renée des Lauriers is revealing the cover to MAGICIAN RISING, a stand-alone new adult urban fantasy, releasing May 25, 2021. See below for the cover, information on the book, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

MAGICIAN RISING, a stand-alone new adult urban fantasy, by Renée des Lauriers

MAGICIAN RISING by Renée des Lauriers

About the Book
Title: MAGICIAN RISING
Author: Renée des Lauriers
Release Date: May 25, 2021
Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Dark powers she can’t control. Deadly hunters tracking her down. Can she rip the target off her back before it turns fatal?

Jun Bear has lived with bad luck all her life. And when a professor threatens to give her a failing grade, the college senior sees her hopes for graduating in two months going down another ill-fated drain. But her fortunes plunge further when an unnatural earthquake shakes the campus and unleashes cold-blooded assassins after her head…

Unsure what’s happening, Jun finds herself facing a trained killer intent on exposing the wielder of the dangerous magic. And when she’s provoked into revealing her unexpected new abilities, she’s determined to prove her innocence before she’s permanently eliminated.

Can she win over an ally and survive a bloodthirsty secret society fixated on wiping her out?

 

 

 

 

 

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Cover Reveal for MAGICIAN RISING, a stand-alone new adult urban fantasy, by Renée des Lauriers

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Author Renée des Lauriers

Author Renée des Lauriers

About the Author
 is the author of young adult and new adult science fiction and apocalyptic fiction.

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Renée des Lauriers
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Blog Tour – Excerpt – FINDING OUR SOMEDAY (Someday Series) by M.M. Koenig

 

Welcome to the blog tour for FINDING OUR SOMEDAY, the third book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Someday, by M.M. Koenig

Welcome to the blog tour for FINDING OUR SOMEDAY, the third book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Someday, by M.M. Koenig. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Excerpt #1
Trey set me down on his bed before locking his door. He pressed his lips against mine before sucking on the spot below my ear just to drive me wild. My eyes drifted his way before he captured me in a kiss that left my toes curled and completely out of breath. I leaned forward to resume what he started, but he pulled away, a fiery look in his eyes.

Arching an eyebrow, I pointed out, “You devoured my mouth a second ago and now you’re playing hard to get. What game are you trying to play?”

“I’m always up for that with you, but it’s going to be on my terms,” Trey murmured, his voice husky.

He went into his closet to retrieve a small box. My eyes were wary while I unwrapped it. A lacy, pink thong was inside, along with a matching bra. I turned them over, curious as to why Trey’s eyes were dancing with delight.

“I want you to wear these tonight. I think you’ll find them…stimulating,” Trey spoke up, a naughty grin on his face.

“Okay. I was really hoping to have a little fun before we left, but I can already tell you’re going to string things out. We should start getting ready if we’re going to make it downtown on time,” I replied with a frown that reflected my disappointment.

Trey chuckled. “We’re going to have plenty of fun tonight—all in due time. Why don’t you go take a shower? I may even join you.”

Clearly he wants to play just as much as I do. Game on, sweets!

Everything south of me clenched tightly together, but I could tell by the sinful look in his eyes he wouldn’t shower with me. I discarded my black skirt and purple blouse with several flicks of the finger. Trey sucked in a ragged breath while clutching his comforter. My matching red bra and underwear were the next to go. His eyes took on that sensual look I loved seeing. I sashayed to the door, wiggling my ass with each step.

“Fuck, you’re going to be the death of me,” Trey growled, tightening his hold on the blanket.

“Funny you used that tone. You know what it does to me. I’d be more than happy to satisfy any itch you have. All you have to do is follow me,” I goaded, batting my eyelashes.

“Go get in the shower now,” Trey demanded, clutching his sides in a last-ditch effort not to pin me against his door and kiss me senseless.

Before I walked out the door, I glanced over my shoulder, flashed my “come and get it” smile, and drawled, “You’ve got that look in your eyes that tells me you’re really struggling not to spank my ass. I’m curious if the alpha in you will roar up or if you’ll hold on to this newfound restraint. Either way, you know where to find me.”

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Get Caught Up on the Series:

Book 1: FIGHTING FOR SOMEDAY
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Book 2: WAITING FOR SOMEDAY
Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play

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

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Author M.M. Koenig

Author M.M. Koenig

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

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

 

Where to Find M.M. Koenig
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Amazon

Release Day – FINDING OUR SOMEDAY (Someday Series) by M.M. Koenig

 

Today is release day for FINDING OUR SOMEDAY, the third book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Someday, by M.M. Koenig

Today is release day for FINDING OUR SOMEDAY, the third book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Someday, by M.M. Koenig. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

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

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

About the Book
Title: FINDING OUR SOMEDAY
Series: Someday Series #3
Author: M.M. Koenig
Release Date: May 6, 2021
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play

Synopsis
The past should be behind her, but for Bri McAndrews, it keeps sneaking up in the worst ways. Lies, vicious plots, and manipulation follow Bri everywhere she turns. All she wants is to pick up the pieces and move on with her life, but the mistakes she’s made continue to haunt her, hurt her, pull her under. And with the sting of Trey’s latest betrayal still very fresh, Bri doesn’t know if she can truly trust him with her heart, leaving her at a crossroads she’s not ready to face.

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

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

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

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Get Caught Up on the Series:

Book 1: FIGHTING FOR SOMEDAY
Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play

Book 2: WAITING FOR SOMEDAY
Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play

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Teaser from FINDING OUR SOMEDAY, the third book in the

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Author M.M. Koenig

Author M.M. Koenig

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

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

 

Where to Find M.M. Koenig
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Amazon

Cover Reveal + Giveaway – RETRACE by Sigal Ehrlich

 

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

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

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

RETRACE by Sigal Ehrlich

About the Book
Title: RETRACE
Author: Sigal Ehrlich
Release Date: November 6, 2014
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Smashwords

Synopsis
The new Nia is a different person. She’s not afraid to make new friends, show her light-hearted side, and get serious about her job, or at least that’s how she sells herself to the world. Nia believes putting distance between herself and home will help her run away from her past.

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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Author Sigal Ehrlich

Author Sigal Ehrlich

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

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Sigal Ehrlich
Goodreads Website | FacebookTwitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Amazon | BookBub

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

 

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

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

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

About the Book
Title: FINDING OUR SOMEDAY
Series: Someday Series #3
Author: M.M. Koenig
Release Date: May 6, 2021
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play

Synopsis
The past should be behind her, but for Bri McAndrews, it keeps sneaking up in the worst ways. Lies, vicious plots, and manipulation follow Bri everywhere she turns. All she wants is to pick up the pieces and move on with her life, but the mistakes she’s made continue to haunt her, hurt her, pull her under. And with the sting of Trey’s latest betrayal still very fresh, Bri doesn’t know if she can truly trust him with her heart, leaving her at a crossroads she’s not ready to face.

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

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

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

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Get Caught Up on the Series:

Book 1: FIGHTING FOR SOMEDAY
Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play

Book 2: WAITING FOR SOMEDAY
Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play

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Author M.M. Koenig

Author M.M. Koenig

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

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

 

Where to Find M.M. Koenig
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Amazon

Blog Tour – Excerpt – GOLDILOCKS by Jay Crownover

 

Welcome to the blog tour for GOLDILOCKS, a standalone new adult romantic suspense by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jay Crownover. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

GOLDILOCKS, a standalone new adult romantic suspense by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jay Crownover

GOLDILOCKS by Jay Crownover

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
GOLDILOCKS
Author: Jay Crownover
Release Date: April 15, 2021
Genre: New Adult Romantic Suspense
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT 

Synopsis
For Olivia Adams, the world has always been too big or too small.

Forced to live her life caught between what she wanted for herself and the unfair choices and crazy obsession of those around her for as long as she could remember, Ollie has always felt confined and trapped. It was hard for her to imagine a future beyond the crushing control of those who wanted to make sure she paid the price for her role in a tragic accident that ruined several young lives. However, having no hope and living in a constant state of fear never stopped Ollie from dreaming of different ways to break free and how to reunite with the one person who always made her feel safe. Huck is the only one who ever made her feel like there was a place in his world, right by his side, that would fit her just right.

The world has always forced Huck Snyder to be a guy who runs either too hot or too cold.

Unwanted and barely tolerated, his temper burned hot and bright, often leading him into trouble. After the accident, he was tossed out, disowned, and forced to fend for himself. Struggling to survive, Huck quickly realized the only way he would make it was to freeze out every single memory and moment from his past. Especially those surrounding Ollie. He allowed his heart to harden into a block of ice and refused to let anyone close enough to melt it. Years have passed, and Huck has adjusted to the constant cold that permeates through his new life. He was in no way prepared for the only girl who could ever control his inner fire to show back up. Ollie is on the run and doesn’t seem to mind the chilly reception she receives when she shows up unannounced on Huck’s doorstep.

Fire and ice no longer define Huck because when he’s with Ollie, it’s easy to remember that the temperature between the two of them has always been just right.

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GOLDILOCKS, a standalone new adult romantic suspense by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jay Crownover is out now!

GOLDILOCKS Out Now!

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Excerpt #1

I was a girl born to be caught forever between two extremes. And between two brothers. I grew up in a home that was opulent and over-the-top massive. Everything was accented in gold, and the artwork on the walls were originals from the masters. There were rugs and silverware that cost more than my mother made in a year as the head housekeeper of the sprawling estate. Before I could even talk, I was juxtaposed between outrageous wealth and abject poverty. I was never sure on which side of the coin I fell, because while I was privileged enough to attend the fancy private school where the homeowners sent their two sons, I was by far the poorest kid attending the academy. I received the best education money could buy, but it was no secret I was a kid bound for community college or trade school, not the Ivy League like the rest of my classmates.

I was also trapped in a bitter back and forth between good and evil throughout my entire existence. I grew up in the shadow of two boys who were as different as night and day. My mom cared for both of them like they were her own…and treated all three of us the same. That couldn’t be said for the rest of the adults who haunted the halls of the ostentatious mansion. Both boys were the same age, born mere weeks apart. One was the rightful heir to the family fortune, his mother the reigning society queen of the small, ritzy New England town where we lived. She called all the shots and was scary powerful in the right circles. Her child was the favored son. He could do no wrong in the eyes of the elite.

I knew better.

He might look like the prince of the castle, and the hero of every fairytale, but I knew he was the villain. He didn’t look it with his blond hair and bright blue eyes. He hid it well behind a perfect, pearly white smile and carefully crafted charm. He looked like a dreamboat, but underneath the polished façade, he was a living, breathing nightmare.

The other son was always an afterthought. No one wanted him. Not the mother who had him in order to blackmail his father and had quickly abandoned him after she got paid. Not the father who couldn’t be bothered to focus on either of his sons or care how hateful his wife was to his bastard child. He was gone for most of the boys’ childhoods, and when he was around, it was never pleasant. I learned at a very young age it didn’t matter how big your home was or how hefty your bank account was, you could never escape a fractured family by avoiding the problems that created the cracks in the first place.

The forgotten son didn’t fit in with the rich kids and social climbers any better than I did. He was an outcast. A blemish on the image of one of the most well respected families in the nation. He was a burden and a problem that couldn’t simply be swept under the rug. I never understood why the father brought him home and promptly washed his hands of the boy, but as I got older and started to pick up on subtle clues, I wondered if he hated his wife. Forcing her to raise the dark-haired boy who looked exactly like him was his ultimate revenge on the bossy, demanding woman who took no joy in anything other than looking down on those she deemed
beneath her.

The illegitimate son should’ve been bitter and angry that he’d been born into a family that only acknowledged him when they wanted to hurt each other. But unlike the golden child, he was easygoing and affable, not taking much of anything too seriously. He was a jokester and liked to play around. He was cute, and so much softer than his half brother. He looked for trouble and liked to cause a ruckus because he was bored in that fancy school and didn’t care about gaining anyone’s favor. He was the ultimate rebel and my very best friend in the whole wide world from the time I could walk until the moment I betrayed him.

He wasn’t the kind of guy who popped up in fairytales very often. He was too goofy, and his unpredictable temper could be scary. He generally saved his anger for only one person, his brother, but when it was unleashed, he was like a whole different person. For me, he was always the hero in every situation and story. There wasn’t a person with whom I wanted to spend all my time, or one I looked up to more than the second son. Next to my mother, he was my favorite part of my forever-conflicted life.

Much to the annoyance of the supposedly perfect son.

One treated me like a beloved little sister and watched out for me from the get-go. The other treated me like a possession, like something that belonged to him and him alone. I figured out the hard way that it was very possible to be caught between right and wrong. Anyone removed from obscene wealth would think those two things were absolute with no room for interpretation. When money was involved, right was more like a suggestion, and wrong was a judgment call. I lost count of how many times the second son was punished for outshining the first simply because it made the family look bad. It was predetermined who was supposed to shine and who was supposed to fade away, but the bastard child had nothing to lose, so he refused to play by the rules that were created against him. I grew immune to the legitimate son receiving praise for abhorrent behavior. He was a bully and a beast, and his mother encouraged the hell out of him, making everyone around him feel like they were less than.

Especially his half brother.

I was enamored with one boy and terrified of the other. I lived my life like a human ping pong ball bouncing back and forth between them. One was my savior, the other an enemy I couldn’t escape. One tried to protect me with everything he had, while the other used my one and only weakness—my mother—to manipulate me and make me behave exactly the way he wanted.

If my life were a fairytale, when the second son promised me a life beyond everything I knew, I would have believed him. I would have waited and trusted that there was going to be a happily ever after for at least one of us.

But my life was more like a horror story. The golden child always got his way, and not only did I throw away my life and any chance at happiness, I also betrayed the only boy who ever made me feel like I belonged. In the end, I was more of a villain than the perfect, wicked boy I hated with every fiber of my being ever was.

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Author Jay Crownover

Author Jay Crownover

About the Author
Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, the Point Series, the Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.

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Where to Find Jay Crownover
Goodreads | Website | BlogFacebook | Twitter

 

Release Day – GOLDILOCKS by Jay Crownover

 

Today is release day for GOLDILOCKS, a standalone new adult romantic suspense by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jay Crownover. See below for information on the book, buy links, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

GOLDILOCKS, a standalone new adult romantic suspense by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jay Crownover

GOLDILOCKS by Jay Crownover

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
GOLDILOCKS
Author: Jay Crownover
Release Date: April 15, 2021
Genre: New Adult Romantic Suspense
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT 

Synopsis
For Olivia Adams, the world has always been too big or too small.

Forced to live her life caught between what she wanted for herself and the unfair choices and crazy obsession of those around her for as long as she could remember, Ollie has always felt confined and trapped. It was hard for her to imagine a future beyond the crushing control of those who wanted to make sure she paid the price for her role in a tragic accident that ruined several young lives. However, having no hope and living in a constant state of fear never stopped Ollie from dreaming of different ways to break free and how to reunite with the one person who always made her feel safe. Huck is the only one who ever made her feel like there was a place in his world, right by his side, that would fit her just right.

The world has always forced Huck Snyder to be a guy who runs either too hot or too cold.

Unwanted and barely tolerated, his temper burned hot and bright, often leading him into trouble. After the accident, he was tossed out, disowned, and forced to fend for himself. Struggling to survive, Huck quickly realized the only way he would make it was to freeze out every single memory and moment from his past. Especially those surrounding Ollie. He allowed his heart to harden into a block of ice and refused to let anyone close enough to melt it. Years have passed, and Huck has adjusted to the constant cold that permeates through his new life. He was in no way prepared for the only girl who could ever control his inner fire to show back up. Ollie is on the run and doesn’t seem to mind the chilly reception she receives when she shows up unannounced on Huck’s doorstep.

Fire and ice no longer define Huck because when he’s with Ollie, it’s easy to remember that the temperature between the two of them has always been just right.

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GOLDILOCKS, a standalone new adult romantic suspense by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jay Crownover is out now!

GOLDILOCKS Out Now!

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Author Jay Crownover

Author Jay Crownover

About the Author
Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, the Point Series, the Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.

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Where to Find Jay Crownover
Goodreads | Website | BlogFacebook | Twitter

 

Blog Tour – Excerpt – WAITING FOR SOMEDAY (Someday Series) by M.M. Koenig

 

Welcome to the blog tour for WAITING FOR SOMEDAY, the second book in her new adult contemporary romance series, Someday, by M.M. Koenig

Welcome to the blog tour for WAITING FOR SOMEDAY, the second book in her new adult contemporary romance series, Someday, by M.M. Koenig. See below for the cover, information on the book and series, an exclusive excerpt, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

WAITING FOR SOMEDAY, the second book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Someday, by M.M. Koenig

WAITING FOR SOMEDAY (Someday Series #2) by M.M. Koenig

About the Book
Title: WAITING FOR SOMEDAY
Series: Someday Series #2
Author: M.M. Koenig
Release Date: April 8, 2021
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play

Synopsis
Danger is nothing new to Bri McAndrews. After an accident that almost took her life, Bri has to mourn the loss of a relationship that should’ve been forever. Trey Donovan broke her heart and moving on has been nearly impossible, especially when threats start piling in. Bri has an idea of who’s pulling the strings, but finding the proof is presenting to be a whole new set of problems.

The guilt of risking Bri’s life is a living entity in Trey Donovan’s gut, eating away at him with every forbidden word, touch, emotion. But that isn’t enough to keep Trey from having Bri any way he can—even if it means causing her a world of hurt in the process.

Trey will stop at nothing to keep Bri safe, but he’s already taken a gamble with her heart. When push comes to shove, will Trey and Bri rise from the ashes of everything they’ve become, or will they continue Waiting for Someday?

 

 

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WAITING FOR SOMEDAY, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Someday, by M.M. Koenig is Available Now!

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Excerpt #2
I closed the door and pinned her up against it. Her purse and bag fell to the floor as I crashed my lips into hers, keeping her hands above her head. Resorting to sex to calm her was a bad habit, but it was obvious neither of us were ready to talk about our current demons. Rolling my hips into her, I tangled her tongue with mine until she whimpered.

“What brought this on? Not that I’m complaining, but you were dead set on making me suffer less than ten minutes ago,” Bri moaned, bucking her body into mine.

I gently bit down on her bottom lip before deepening our kiss. Keeping one hand secured around hers, I slid the other one down her gorgeous face to the buttons of her jacket. Once they were unbuttoned, I swayed away from her and tugged off her coat.

“I don’t know what’s really on your mind. If you won’t talk to me, then I’m going to make sure I do everything I can to chase away whatever’s bothering you before we part ways,” I growled, rocking roughly into her.

As I slid down my jeans, her eyes remained wide with shock. Bri went to grab my hard erection, but I shook my head and hiked up her skirt. Moving her panties aside, I plunged a few fingers deep into her throbbing pussy. Feeling the slickness between her thighs made even more blood surge to my dick. I glided my hand along her clit, cherishing the moans coming from her.

She banged her head against the door and groaned, “Whatever you do, please don’t stop.”

I picked her up and walked over to the first wooden desk in sight. She attempted to wrap her legs around me, but I turned her around and pressed delicate kisses between her shoulder blades while teasing her with my cock. Bri wiggled her ass, begging me to take her, but I kept moving just enough to keep from sliding into her.

Her breaths came in pants as I caressed her ass. Without warning, I spanked her before pounding deep within her. She yelped and gripped the sides of the desk until her knuckles turned white. I carried on at a ruthless pace for several minutes. Her strangled moans brought on heady waves of desire. I couldn’t get enough of her.

“I don’t know what it’s going to take for us to open up more, but I’ll get us there if it’s the last thing I do,” I promised, pulling out and spanking her ass again.

“Your domineering side tends to rub me the wrong way most of the time, but if it means you’ll fuck me like this whenever you’re frustrated with me, I think I’ll learn to live with it,” Bri declared around a loud moan.

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WAITING FOR SOMEDAY, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Someday, by M.M. Koenig is Available Now!

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Get Caught Up on the Series:

Book 1: FIGHTING FOR SOMEDAY
Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play

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Author M.M. Koenig

Author M.M. Koenig

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

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

 

Where to Find M.M. Koenig
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Amazon

Release Day – WAITING FOR SOMEDAY (Someday Series) by M.M. Koenig

 

Today is release day for WAITING FOR SOMEDAY, the second book in her new adult contemporary romance series, Someday, by M.M. Koenig

Today is release day for WAITING FOR SOMEDAY, the second book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Someday, by M.M. Koenig. See below for information on the book and series, an exclusive excerpt, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

WAITING FOR SOMEDAY, the second book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Someday, by M.M. Koenig

WAITING FOR SOMEDAY (Someday Series #2) by M.M. Koenig

About the Book
Title: WAITING FOR SOMEDAY
Series: Someday Series #2
Author: M.M. Koenig
Release Date: April 8, 2021
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play

Synopsis
Danger is nothing new to Bri McAndrews. After an accident that almost took her life, Bri has to mourn the loss of a relationship that should’ve been forever. Trey Donovan broke her heart and moving on has been nearly impossible, especially when threats start piling in. Bri has an idea of who’s pulling the strings, but finding the proof is presenting to be a whole new set of problems.

The guilt of risking Bri’s life is a living entity in Trey Donovan’s gut, eating away at him with every forbidden word, touch, emotion. But that isn’t enough to keep Trey from having Bri any way he can—even if it means causing her a world of hurt in the process.

Trey will stop at nothing to keep Bri safe, but he’s already taken a gamble with her heart. When push comes to shove, will Trey and Bri rise from the ashes of everything they’ve become, or will they continue Waiting for Someday?

 

 

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WAITING FOR SOMEDAY, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Someday, by M.M. Koenig is Available Now!

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Excerpt
I ran my fingers down her pink cheek, but was quickly distracted by some commotion near the entrance. After spotting a guy in a ski mask, an icy chill coasted down my back. From a distance, it looked like one of Cassidy’s friends. I expected him to march over to me, but it became clear it was just a couple guys horsing around. They made their way toward the kiosk to grab some coffee. As they did, the guy I initially saw pulled off his mask before slapping his buddy on the back.

Bri cleared her throat to grab my attention. Her gaze was inquisitive as she stared at me, so I did exactly what she did to me when I tried to read her and took another long sip of coffee.

“Do you want to crash at my apartment or go back to yours?” I asked, setting down my cup and ignoring the way my skin continued to crawl.Bri eyed me with caution. “It doesn’t matter to me. Yours would probably be better. The girls still aren’t the biggest fan of you and think I’m insane for believing things will actually be different.”

I scowled. “We’ll go back to mine.”

“It’s going to take a while for everyone to come around. Kylie and Peyton aren’t the only ones who’ve weighed in on us,” Bri murmured, twisting her hands together.

“Yeah, I’ve gotten an earful from Micah, Shane, and Mia. After what happened last Friday, I think Jackson is laying low with everyone, but when he does resurface, I’m sure he’ll toss in his two cents,” I grumbled, keeping my eyes on the granite flecks in the table.

She tilted my chin up. “They can say what they want, it’s not going to make a difference to me. I’m not going to let anyone get in the way of us being together. I know you won’t either.”

As I stared at her flawless face, the piercing pain in my heart faded some. Her eyes searched mine and tranquil waves flowed through me. I rested my hand over hers, savoring the way she could chase away any awry feeling within me. Somehow over the years, she’d gotten even more beautiful, but that wasn’t what drew me to her the most. The kindness in her soul still left me in awe every day. I could live for a thousand years and never measure up to it.

Bursts of desire swept through me, and I brushed my lips across hers. Apparently, it was far too brief for her. She grasped the back of my neck and intertwined her tongue with mine. I returned the kiss with just as much fervor. After exploring every aspect of my mouth and lingering around my tongue ring, she released a heady moan.

A few people groaned as they walked past us, so I reluctantly pulled away. Bri sucked in a few breaths before raising her eyebrows. I shook my head to regain my wits. It was still far too easy for me to get distracted by her amazing mouth and body.

“I’ve been meaning to ask you, what led to Peyton beating the crap out of Jackson? She never lets guys get to her, so it was odd to have that be the catalyst to you being in cuffs. I mean, I’m all for you in handcuffs, but not under those circumstances,” I said with a sinful grin.

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WAITING FOR SOMEDAY, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Someday, by M.M. Koenig is Available Now!

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Get Caught Up on the Series:

Book 1: FIGHTING FOR SOMEDAY
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Author M.M. Koenig

Author M.M. Koenig

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

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

 

Where to Find M.M. Koenig
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Amazon

Cover Reveal – HEIRLY EVER AFTER by Magan Vernon

 

Entangled Embrace and Magan Vernon are unveiling the cover to HEIRLY EVER AFTER, a standalone new adult contemporary romance, releasing May 10, 2021

Entangled Embrace and Magan Vernon are unveiling the cover to HEIRLY EVER AFTER, a standalone new adult contemporary romance, releasing May 10, 2021. See below for the cover, information on the book, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

HEIRLY EVER AFTER, a standalone new adult contemporary romance, by Magan Vernon

HEIRLY EVER AFTER by Magan Vernon

About the Book
Title: HEIRLY EVER AFTER
Author: Magan Vernon
Publisher: Entangled Embrace
Release Date: May 10, 2021
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Sometimes, you’ve got to take a fake date to your sister’s royal wedding…

After pumping the breaks on my college degree and being dumped at the last minute, I’m looking forward to skipping off to a whole new country for the week-long event. But I’ll need the perfect distraction to keep both my sister and mother from finding out about my epic disaster life. So when I meet a charming Scottish stunner on the train, whose chivalry and humor have me swooning, a quick coin toss seals the deal on my hot date.

It’s the perfect plan, until he reveals he is Lord Jacob MacWebley, odd duckling and long-lost cousin of the family my sister is about to marry into. Thanks for the full disclosure. Oh, and apparently no one wants him there because he might have a claim to the inheritance. Wedding week is going to suck, but it’s too late for other options—luckily, I’m a pro at dealing with a little family drama.

But between a gentle countryside horse ride that turns into a chase, and the baking class that ends in a food fight we forget to keep up the lies and start blurring the lines instead… against any available surface. Jacob brings me out of my shell and makes me want to break all etiquette rules, but he’s keeping secrets and if I’m not careful, I might end up royally screwed…

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HEIRLY EVER AFTER, a standalone adult contemporary romance, by Magan Vernon is coming May 10, 2021

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Author Magan Vernon

Author Magan Vernon

About the Author
Magan Vernon believes that no matter what your story is, everyone deserves a happily ever after and tries to include that in all of her stories. She’s had top 100 stories in everything from YA aliens to angsty New Adult tales.
When not writing, you can find her on her Texas ranch, trying to wrangle two kids, two dogs, and a colony of whatever other kids or animals ends up in her yard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Magan Vernon
Goodreads Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Amazon

 

 

Blog Tour – Excerpt – GAME OF HEARTS (Fandom Hearts Series) by Cathy Yardley

 

Welcome to the blog tour for GAME OF HEARTS, the third book in the new adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Fandom Hearts, by Cathy Yardley

Welcome to the blog tour for GAME OF HEARTS, the third book in the new adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Fandom Hearts, by Cathy Yardley. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

GAME OF HEARTS, the third book in the new adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Fandom Hearts, by Cathy Yardley

GAME OF HEARTS (Fandom Hearts Series #3) by Cathy Yardley

About the Book
Title:
GAME OF HEARTS
Series: Fandom Hearts Series #3
Author: Cathy Yardley
Publisher: RYW Publishing
Release Date: January 30, 2018
Genre: New Adult Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon ITBarnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Kyla Summers has been offered the opportunity of a lifetime to get her cosplay business off the ground, and only one thing stands in her way. She needs someone to take over the auto shop, and there’s only one person she can think of to call…

Jericho Salomon hasn’t been back in his home town since he joined a biker gang and rode off nine years ago. When his best friend’s kid sister calls begging for help, he knows that he owes the family a debt and he intends to pay. This is easier said than done once he finds that the kid is all grown up…

She needs a pair of skillful hands. He needs to keep his hands off. When sparks begin to fly, can they keep things strictly business, or will their hearts get hopelessly tangled? No more games, it’s time to play for keeps.

 

 

 

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GAME OF HEARTS, the third book in the new adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Fandom Hearts, by Cathy Yardley is on sale now!

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Excerpt #1
There was a lull, and she strode through the open bays and down the small hallway to the office. “You on the phone?” she called.

“No.”

She gritted her teeth, storming in. “Billy, dammit, please tell me you didn’t take on any new customers,” she said from the doorway. “I’m slammed enough as it is.”

“No problem! As it happens, I’ve got the answer to all your problems right here,” he said, with his usual broad grin.

She wanted to strangle him. “Unless you’ve magically produced a mechanic from out of your butt, I sincerely doubt that.”

Billy burst out laughing, and she heard a low responding chuckle. Surprised, she stepped further into the office. She hadn’t realized there was anyone else there.

Oh, God. Don’t be a customer.

She stepped past the high filing cabinet, just as the other person stood up – and kept standing up, or so it seemed. The man unfolded himself from the rickety office chair, and he looked almost seven feet tall.

She goggled. She couldn’t help it. Jet black hair, wavy, curling at the ends of his collar and brushing his shoulders. Which, by the way, were incredible. Holy hell, broad shoulders. The guy was yoked. He was wearing a black T-shirt that said MACHINISTS with a skull-and-crossbones, where the crossbones were wrenches. It stretched over a chest that looked carved out of marble. He was also wearing riding leathers.

Holy shit. Her mouth went dry as the Sahara out of sheer, unrelenting thirst.

Her eyes roamed some more. She needed to stop staring at the guy’s bod, she realized. She was objectifying. She was embarrassing herself. There was an off-chance she might be struck blind by his sheer, unrelenting sexiness.

She slid her gaze back up, over what she figured was a washboard flat six-pack, and past tanned, muscular forearms. Up to his face. Dark eyes, a brown so deep it was almost black. High, chiseled cheekbones. And a smile that…

Wait a minute.

Her jaw dropped. “Jericho? Is that you?”

His smile widened.

“In the flesh, baby.”

She stared for just a second longer.

Then, like a bullet out of a gun, she launched herself at him.

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GAME OF HEARTS, the third book in the new adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Fandom Hearts, by Cathy Yardley is now available!

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Author Cathy Yardley

Author Cathy Yardley

About the Author
Cathy Yardley is an award-winning author of romance, chick lit, and urban fantasy, who has sold over 1.2 million copies of books for publishers like St. Martin’s, Avon, and Harlequin. She writes fun, geeky, and diverse characters who believe that underdogs can make good and sometimes being a little wrong is just right. She likes writing about quirky, crazy adventures, because she’s had plenty of her own: she had her own army in the Society of Creative Anachronism; she’s spent a New Year’s on a 3-day solitary vision quest in the Mojave Desert; she had VIP access to the Viper Room in Los Angeles. Now, she spends her time writing in the wilds of East Seattle, trying to prevent her son from learning the truth of any of said adventures, and riding herd on her two dogs (and one husband.)

 

 

 

Where to Find Cathy Yardley
Goodreads | Website | Newsletter | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – APOCALIPSTICK (Hell in a Handbag Series) by Lisa Acerbo

 

Welcome to the book blitz for APOCALIPSTICK, the first book in the young adult/new post-apocalyptic adventure, Hell in a Handbag,, by Lisa Acerbo

Welcome to the book blitz for APOCALIPSTICK, the first book in the young adult/new post-apocalyptic adventure, Hell in a Handbag,, by Lisa Acerbo. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

APOCALIPSTICK, the first book in the young adult/new post-apocalyptic adventure, Hell in a Handbag,, by Lisa Acerbo

APOCALIPSTICK (Hell in a Handbag Series #1) by Lisa Acerbo

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
APOCALIPSTICK
Series: Hell in a Handbag Series #1
Author: Lisa Acerbo
Publisher: DLG Publishing Partners
Release Date: March 24, 2021
Genre: Young Adult/New Adult Post-Apocalyptic Adventure
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR

Synopsis
Life is bad after the apocalypse . . . the undead just made it worse.

“My dreams pre-pandemic included a high school graduation party before attending college and marrying an attractive future lawyer. Instead, I’m praying for a long, sharp knife and a big gun to survive the undead.” —Jenna

Jenna Martin lives in a world gone insane after a mysterious pandemic kills much of the population. Being alive after an apocalypse is bad, but it is made worse when the multitudes killed by the disease return ravenous for human flesh. Jenna, in serious trouble and pursued by undead, heads to the safest place available, a cemetery.

Ready to give up, she finds the strength to persevere for one more night and meets a group of survivors willing to take her in. The group caravans to Virginia, where they plan to inhabit an isolated inn called High Point, but the undead are always close behind. Packs of zombies, known as Streakers, attack, leaving Jenna and the other survivors battling for their lives and racing toward safety.

Once safely isolated at the inn, the group rebuilds society and Jenna begins a relationship with Caleb. Although he withstood the virus, he has not come out unscathed. He and some others now labeled the New Rave have changed into what many would call zombie kin—vampires. Jenna’s falls hard and fast for Caleb, which causes more problems that she ever expected in the fledgling society. But there are worse things than vampires and zombies searching for her, and they arrive at the inn’s door ready for destruction.

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APOCALIPSTICK, the first book in the young adult/new post-apocalyptic adventure, Hell in a Handbag,, by Lisa Acerbo out now!

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Excerpt #3
Glass shattered in the next room and footsteps crunched over the broken splinters. What had once been a tall, middle-aged man in a business suit, was now a bloated corpse in rags crusted over with blood and pus. The baked-by-the-sun Streaker wore a wrinkled face with the consistency of an old raisin. His right arm hung limply, dislodged from the socket, but both hands made continual grabbing motions.

Lacking any grace, the creature staggered to the bedroom door and stopped. It sniffed, searching out its next meal. Blood poured from Jenna’s lip, where Tundra had hit her. She wiped it away, then retrieving the piece of wood. Sensing the movement, the Streaker turned its undead eyes on her. Some of its skull had been torn away, exposing the rot. It lumbered and stumbled over the chair in its path, giving Jenna desperate seconds to ready herself. Arm raised, eyes dead and unblinking, it came, dancing with death. It reached out to grab her.

Jenna ducked, then swung low and hard. “I must have gone brain dead. I can’t think of one good zombie joke right now.”

The creature staggered back, but then surged forward. Jenna rammed the edge of the board into its stomach.

“No comeback from the undead. There’s a no brainer.”

It writhed against the constant pressure of the wood. A trail of intestines spurted out, staining the tattered remains of clothing. Jenna gagged at the stench.

“You, my good sir, are too gross for words.”

The undead groaned, plowing forward. Decaying brains leaking from its nostrils and eyes.

“That all you got for me?” She stepped back, hoisting the board, and swung. The head of the creature flew sideways, but it continued forward, emaciated fingers scratching. She drove the Streaker over to the left with a repeated, steady swing. The wood sank into a shallow layer of skin covering the undead’s overripe, bloated belly.

Upon Caleb’s return, he moved to Jenna’s side. She stepped back and leaned against the window. Caleb, hatchet in hand, forced the Streaker into a corner. A noise at the window had her spinning around. A hand shot through the glass and into the room to claw at Jenna’s face. Outside in the darkness, lifeless eyes found her. The undead rammed against the window, spraying glass. Jenna stepped away, and seconds later, a loud crack caused splintered wood and glass to fall to the floor along with pieces of the zombie’s fingers. With a catatonic stare, the Streaker pushed through the opening, tearing its flesh against the jagged edges of the frame.

Jenna flashed back to the cigarettes and matches she saw in the room. Fire was exactly what she needed now. She searched for the matchbook that had laid on the floor, but the room was in disarray thanks to the fight. Something bumped behind her, and panic rose inside her. Dropping to her belly, scanning the floor, her fingers reached under the bed.

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Read APOCALIPSTICK, the first book in the young adult/new post-apocalyptic adventure, Hell in a Handbag,, by Lisa Acerbo on Kindle Unlimited

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Author Lisa Acerbo

Author Lisa Acerbo

About the Author
Lisa Acerbo is a high school teacher and adjunct faculty at a local community college. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, daughters, two dogs, and horse. When not writing, she mountain bikes, hikes, and fosters dogs.

 

 

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Where to Find Lisa Acerbo
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Cover Reveal – WAITING FOR SOMEDAY (Someday Series) by M.M. Koenig

 

Author M.M. Koenig is revealing the cover to WAITING FOR SOMEDAY, the second book in new her adult contemporary romance series, Someday, releasing April 8, 2021

Author M.M. Koenig is revealing the cover to WAITING FOR SOMEDAY, the second book in her new adult contemporary romance series, Someday, releasing April 8, 2021. See below for the cover, information on the book and series, an exclusive excerpt, and preorder links.

WAITING FOR SOMEDAY, the second book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Someday, by M.M. Koenig

WAITING FOR SOMEDAY (Someday Series #2) by M.M. Koenig

About the Book
Title: WAITING FOR SOMEDAY
Series: Someday Series #2
Author: M.M. Koenig
Release Date: April 8, 2021
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play

Synopsis
Danger is nothing new to Bri McAndrews. After an accident that almost took her life, Bri has to mourn the loss of a relationship that should’ve been forever. Trey Donovan broke her heart and moving on has been nearly impossible, especially when threats start piling in. Bri has an idea of who’s pulling the strings, but finding the proof is presenting to be a whole new set of problems.

The guilt of risking Bri’s life is a living entity in Trey Donovan’s gut, eating away at him with every forbidden word, touch, emotion. But that isn’t enough to keep Trey from having Bri any way he can—even if it means causing her a world of hurt in the process.

Trey will stop at nothing to keep Bri safe, but he’s already taken a gamble with her heart. When push comes to shove, will Trey and Bri rise from the ashes of everything they’ve become, or will they continue Waiting for Someday?

 

 

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Preorder WAITING FOR SOMEDAY, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Someday, by M.M. Koenig Now!

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Excerpt
I couldn’t help but roll my eyes at the sinful grin spreading across his face. I also didn’t have an argument for that smug remark, so I walked toward the huge rock slabs at the edge of the shore and sat down. Water splashed against them, sending mist into the air and across my face. Wrapping my arms around myself, I listened to each wave crash against the large stones.

A loud cackle grabbed my attention, and I glimpsed over my shoulder. Flames flickered into the dark sky as the fire really hit its peak. Flashing that damn cocky smirk of his, he plopped down next to me.

I rested my head on his shoulder before tapping his chest. “I’m not going to stroke your ego, so you can stop waggling your eyebrows in demand that I do.”

Trey howled with laughter. “What if I want you to stroke something else?”

I brushed my fingers along the bulge of his jeans, noting how hard he already was without me touching him. When I went to fiddle with his zipper, he released an unsteady breath and locked our hands together. A salacious grin fell from my lips. “Careful what you wish for. I think I’ve proven I’m comfortable having sex anywhere.”

“That you have, babe. It’s an incredible turn-on too. I hope it’s okay we came here. I thought about getting tickets to a show in the city or taking you to a museum, but as selfish as it sounds, I really wanted to be somewhere that allowed us to turn off our minds for a while and The Point is always a good place to take a break from reality.”

“Coming here was the perfect plan. I’ve had my fill of people for the day. The universe finally gave us a break for once.”

“What do you mean?” Trey asked, stroking my cheek.

“Usually, this place is packed, but there isn’t a soul in sight. That rarely happens, so maybe something is going our way. Let’s face it, that doesn’t happen very often,” I muttered, gazing at the dim stars.

Trey gently gripped my chin. “I can’t argue with you there. We’re both fighters, though. The world is going to have to throw a hell of a lot at us for either of us to break. You’re still one of the strongest people I’ve ever met. I know that’s probably hard for you to believe, but it’s the truth, and I don’t want you to forget it.”

As I stared into his mesmerizing gray eyes, my heart rate sped up. Being enveloped in his embrace was one of the things that gave me the courage to fight back when life pushed too hard. All those years ago, he’d been absolutely right about one thing: we were always worth fighting for.

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WAITING FOR SOMEDAY, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Someday, by M.M. Koenig releases April 8, 2021

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Get Caught Up on the Series:

Book 1: FIGHTING FOR SOMEDAY
Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play

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Author M.M. Koenig

Author M.M. Koenig

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

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

 

Where to Find M.M. Koenig
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Amazon

Book Blitz – Teaser + Giveaway – FOUR LETTER FEELINGS (The Jeremy Lewis Series) by Lasairiona McMaster

 

Welcome to the book blitz for FOUR LETTER FEELINGS, the first book in the new adult contemporary sports romance series, Jeremy Lewis, by Lasairiona McMaster

Welcome to the book blitz for FOUR LETTER FEELINGS, the first book in the new adult contemporary sports romance series, Jeremy Lewis, by Lasairiona McMaster. See below for information on the book, buy links, a teaser excerpt, and details on her giveaway. For a limited time, you can pick up the ebook for just $0.99.

FOUR LETTER FEELINGS, the first book in the new adult contemporary sports romance series, Jeremy Lewis, by Lasairiona McMaster

FOUR LETTER FEELINGS (The Jeremy Lewis Series #1) by Lasairiona McMaster

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: FOUR LETTER FEELINGS
Series: Jeremy Lewis Series #1
Authors: Lasairiona McMaster
Release Date: September 24, 2020
Genre:
New Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT

Synopsis
Jeremy Lewis has just returned from a year in Europe, ready to start college in Alabama and pursue his dream career in the National Hockey League. Other than boring school work, he’s eager to play hockey, hang out with his new teammates and maybe even rekindle an old flame when Chelsea Davis unexpectedly reappears in his life.

Life is looking pretty darn peachy.

But when his world is turned upside down by a tragic loss, merely surviving each day feels like an achievement. How can he get through college and keep his budding career on track when all he wants to do is drink and squander his parent’s fortune? Can he convince Chelsea he’s a changed man when he seems so intent on his own destruction?

 

 

 

 

 

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Teaser Excerpt From FOUR LETTER FEELINGS, the first book in the new adult contemporary sports romance series, Jeremy Lewis, by Lasairiona McMaster

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Author Lasairiona McMaster

Author Lasairiona McMaster

About the Author
Lasairiona McMaster writes sassy, classy and badassy women and strong, yet vulnerable men. She challenges reader’s expectations by openly dealing with mental health issues, often exploring tough-to-handle topics and ‘taboos’ and books with a whole lotta heart.

She can either be found enjoying a gin and lemonade by the Irish sea, or baking sweet treats in her kitchen while singing at the top of her lungs. When she’s ‘home’ in Texas, and isn’t eating fresh-popped popcorn while buying things she has absolutely no need for in Target, she can be found at Chuys eating her body weight in chips and queso and washing it down with a margarita swirl. She loves to make friends out of strangers.

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Lasairiona McMaster
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – DEAD SEA by Mia Kerick

 

Welcome to the book blitz for DEAD SEA, a stand-alone young adult coming of age LGBTQ+ contemporary romance, by Mia Kerick

Welcome to the book blitz for DEAD SEA, a stand-alone young adult coming of age LGBTQ+ contemporary romance, by Mia Kerick. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

DEAD SEA, a stand-alone young adult coming of age LGBTQ+ contemporary romance, by Mia Kerick

DEAD SEA by Mia Kerick

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: DEAD SEA
Author: Mia Kerick
Release Date: March 3, 2021
Genre: Young Adult Coming of Age LGBTQ+ Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon IT | Amazon FR | Amazon IT

Synopsis
Kyle is a swaggering bully; Lenny strives to be invisible. Kyle has been left alone in the world; Lenny is the world’s biggest loner. When Kyle saves Lenny from drowning, their lives will never be the same.

After a brutal encounter with school bullies, Lenny swims out into the ocean, determined to let the current whisk him away. Next thing he knows the meanest kid in town is pulling him from the waves, promising to be his Dead Sea, and to never let him sink.

All Kyle wants is to get out of beach cleanup, is that too much to ask? So he goes for a swim, only to come upon the most epic “nobody” in the senior class drowning in a riptide. Lenny’s haunted gaze grips him, and Kyle makes the impulsive decision to save his life or die trying. And through this ordeal, Kyle and Lenny are transformed.

Kyle’s heroic act sets him on the straight and narrow, and he opens his heart to the young man he dragged from the ocean. Lenny changes too but is still unable to reveal the truth of his pain. While drowning in a sea of secrets, the reformed bully and wary victim fall in love. But staying afloat in the Dead Sea is not as simple as it seems.

 

 

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Teaser from DEAD SEA, a stand-alone young adult coming of age LGBTQ+ contemporary romance, by Mia Kerick

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Excerpt #3

Kyle

“I know I told you I wanted to talk about schools and futures, but there’s something else I want even more.” Time to come clean.

Lenny opens his mouth to speak—three times. No sound comes out. Damn, he’s cute.

“I wanna kiss you so bad. Can’t remember wanting nothing so much since I was a kid on Christmas Eve hoping for a Gameboy.”

This time when he opens his mouth, he gasps. And it’s more sexy than cute.

“Would that be okay? You know, if I kissed you?” I suck in a breath too, figuring I’ll hold onto it until he answers. Hope it doesn’t take too long—that could spell problems.

“Listen, Kyle, you don’t know everything about me.”

I push the air out of my lungs in one huge gust. Good news, Grampa: he didn’t say no fuckin’ way will I let your lips near mine.

“There’s plenty you don’t know about me too, Lenny. Like how I pants-ed Chad Giza at the seventh grade Valentine’s Day party in Mrs. Webster’s class because I was so pissed-off I got zero candy-cards from girls and he got a dozen. But I still want to kiss you.”

When Lenny smiles, his lips look as good as the finish line at the end of a marathon. Not that I ever ran a marathon, but I figure this is how I’d see it.

“Then kiss me,” he whispers.

“You don’t have to ask me twice.” I say this even though, technically, I was the one who asked him. I lean in, put my sweaty palms on his shoulders, and pull Lenny toward me. He slides my way without a tug-of-war—and I press my lips onto his.

I start with a soft dry kiss, so as not to freak him out. It doesn’t last for even a whole second. Then I pull off Lenny’s lips. I need to check out his face to make sure he’s not losing his marbles. His eyes are closed and long dark eyelashes rest on his cheeks. His forehead is smooth of wrinkles, and his lips are loose and ready for more. And his light brown curls are tousled just right from the wind. Lenny looks like an angel. Seriously, Gramps, the dude belongs on the top of Mom’s keep-your-hands-off Christmas tree.

Nope. Lenny’s my angel, and it’s time for another kiss. I swoop in again, and this time, after I cover his lips with mine, I stay. I kiss him once, in the dry sweet way. And when I poke open his mouth with my tongue, he lets me in.

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Author Mia Kerick

Author Mia Kerick

About the Author
Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children–all named after saints–and five nonpedigreed cats–all named after the next best thing to saints, Boston Red Sox players. Her husband of twenty years has been told by many that he has the patience of Job, but don’t ask Mia about that, as it is a sensitive subject.

Mia focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled young men and their relationships, and she believes that sex has a place in a love story, but not until it is firmly established as a love story. As a teen, Mia filled spiral-bound notebooks with romantic tales of tortured heroes (most of whom happened to strongly resemble lead vocalists of 1980s big-hair bands) and stuffed them under her mattress for safekeeping. She is thankful to Dreamspinner Press for providing her with an alternate place to stash her stories.

Mia is proud of her involvement with the Human Rights Campaign and cheers for each and every victory made in the name of marital equality. Her only major regret: never having taken typing or computer class in school, destining her to a life consumed with two-fingered pecking and constant prayer to the Gods of Technology.

My themes I always write about:
Sweetness. Unconventional love, tortured/damaged heroes- only love can save them.

Mia Kerick focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled young men within the boundaries of blossoming, supportive relationships. She believes that sex has a place in a love story, but not until it is firmly established as a love story. And Mia’s stories are centered around a certain theme: even heroes can be sweet. Sweet, but not completely innocent.

Where to find Mia Kerick
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Blog Tour – Playlist + Giveaway – A BEAUTY SO CRUEL (Beauty and the Beast Series) by Beena Khan

 

Welcome to the blog tour for A BEAUTY SO CRUEL, the first book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Beauty and the Beast, by Beena Khan

Welcome to the blog tour for A BEAUTY SO CRUEL, the first book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Beauty and the Beast, by Beena Khan. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive look at the book’s playist, and details on her giveaway.

A BEAUTY SO CRUEL, the first book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Beauty and the Beast, by Beena Khan

A BEAUTY SO CRUEL (Beauty and The Beast Series #1) by Beena Khan

About the Book
Title:
A BEAUTY SO CRUEL
Series: Beauty and the Beast
Author: Beena Khan
Release Date: February 14, 2021
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
I was a beauty, a stray orphan until the beast took me as his hostage.

Once upon a time…
A Don by the name of Vlad Vitalli ruled New York. He’s a mafia man. The leader of one of the ruling families, La Cosa Nostra. He’s a monster. A trained killer and a cold-blooded murderer. Tall, mysterious, with icy gray eyes, and he rarely smiles. His smile was made to fool any girl. He’s ruthless, cold, dangerous, and wants to kill me.

I was the wrong person at the wrong time. Just an innocent at the masquerade ball. The mafia has rules: no witnesses left behind. To save my life, I made a deal with the beast. I handed myself to the cruelest man in the kingdom.

For him, It was supposed to be an easy kill. I’m an orphan raised in poverty. No one would have missed me. Just as the Don Vlad was about to order the hit, I threw off my masquerade mask, revealing my face, and offered myself to him. One look and I was doomed. He took me as his hostage. His captive. He didn’t know by taking me, Dahlia Hadid, he sealed his own fate.

Welcome to New York’s Underworld.

Loosely based on the fairytale.

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Lovely – Billie Eilish
Hard For Me – Michele Morrone
Animals – Maroon 5
Russian Roulette – Rihanna
Crazy In Love – Beyonce (Fifty Shades)
Salted Wound – Sia
You Should See Me In a Crown – Billie Eilish
Dangerous Woman – Ariana Grande
My Heart Is Open – Maroon 5
Madness – Ruelle
Trust – Boy Epic
Surrender – Natalie Taylor
F*ck It. I Love It – Lana Del Ray
You Broke Me First – Tate McRae
Feel It – Michele Morrone
Him & I – G-Eazy & Halsey
Earned It – The Weeknd
All Of Me – John Legend

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A BEAUTY SO CRUEL, the first book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Beauty and the Beast, by Beena Khan

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Author Beena Khan

Author Beena Khan

About the Author
Beena Khan writes literary fiction and edgy, contemporary romance. She 27 years old and lives in New York. She’s from Azad Kashmir, Pakistan, an immigrant who moved to New York when she was five years old. She currently holds a Masters Degree in Developmental Psychology. She enjoys reading, writing, and netflixing. The Name of Red is her debut novel published at the age of 26. All of her books are on Kindle Unlimited + Free Novella!

 

 

 

 

 

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – MY SWEET ENEMY (Simone’s Chocolates Series) by Jenny Hartwell

 

Welcome to the book blitz for MY SWEET ENEMY, the first book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Simone's Chocolates, by Jenny Hartwell

Welcome to the book blitz for MY SWEET ENEMY, the first book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Simone’s Chocolates, by Jenny Hartwell. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

MY SWEET ENEMY, the first book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Simone's Chocolates, by Jenny Hartwell

MY SWEET ENEMY (Simone’s Chocolates Series #1) by Jenny Hartwell

About the Book
Title:
MY SWEET ENEMY
Series: Simone’s Chocolates Series #1
Author: Jenny Hartwell
Publisher: Entangled Embrace
Release Date: February 8, 2021
Genre: Adult SciFi Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon IT | Amazon DE | Amazon FR | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
The only thing tempering their insta-hate is delicious attraction.

Sunny chocolatier Charlotte Beecher is unemployed, in student debt, and on the verge of hawking her beloved copper pots just to make ends meet. So when a gourmet chocolate factory chooses her as one of five candidates to help re-launch the company in their Charlie and the Chocolate Factory inspired competition, Charlotte begins to see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Fellow contestant Luke Wells complicates her plans to win by a landslide with his flow charts and marketing projections. Mr. Tall, Dark, and Haughty is all about the bottom line and is as bitter as she is sweet. And when he snubs Charlotte in the first challenge, misunderstanding or not, she transforms from cream puff to jawbreaker. Bring. It. On.

But when these two rivals find themselves distracted by delicious attraction, will they let their passion get in the way of winning the competition?

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Teaser from MY SWEET ENEMY, the first book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Simone's Chocolates, by Jenny Hartwell

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Excerpt #2
The soft click of the key card in the front door sounded. Luke straightened from the island as the door opened. The soft glow from the undercabinet lights illuminated Charlotte, frozen in the doorway as she stared at him with wide eyes.

She wore high heels, tight jeans, and a fitted jacket over a low-cut top. She was, in a word, gorgeous.

Luke forced himself to blink.

“Um, hi,” she finally said, pulling her key card out of the lock without taking her eyes off him.

“Hello.” He kept his feet rooted to the spot.

Charlotte slowly walked into the kitchen area. Her unblinking gaze roamed over his bare chest and abdomen.

Luke’s skin felt hot, as if her stare was actually touching him.

“Did you have a good day?” he asked, trying to sound normal. Normal? Ha. He could barely manage normal on a typical day, let alone late at night when he was half-naked and the woman who’d caught his attention was looking delicious enough to eat.

She walked closer, her eyes still roaming across him. She was like a surveyor, mapping the contours and terrain of his muscles and sinews and flesh with precision. With focus. With intensity.

“I had a pretty relaxing day myself,” he said, filling the silence as he fidgeted with his ice-cream spoon.

She set her purse on the counter next to his bowl and stepped closer. Now only a foot separated them.

She was so short that he could see straight down the low-cut neckline of her shirt. He tried to look away. After all, he wasn’t a perv trying to sneak a peek, but his gaze returned to the tempting curves and shadows of her cleavage nonetheless.

Willpower, thy name is enemy.

Charlotte finally looked up at him. Her eyes seemed to glow in the soft, muted light.

“Charlotte, I just wanted to say again how sor—”

She covered his mouth with her fingers and shook her head. “I don’t want to talk about that.”

He spoke against the light pressure of her touch. “But— ”

She arched an eyebrow.

He stopped.

Her lips tipped up at the corner as she scanned him once more. She seemed to relish the sight of his bare feet and plaid pajama bottoms hanging low on his hips, as well as the half-eaten bowl of ice cream on the island counter beside him.

She kept one hand on his mouth, and with the other, she plucked the spoon out of his nerveless fingers. Scooping up a small mound of ice cream, she slid the spoon between her lips and slowly pulled it out. Her tongue darted to her lower lip to capture a drop of the melted dessert. Charlotte closed her eyes and hummed as she swallowed the bite.

“I’ve been thinking.” She set the spoon back into the bowl on the counter with a clink and took a half step closer.

The air between them grew hot. Or there wasn’t enough air. Or something else involving air was happening because Luke’s lungs suddenly felt like they needed more oxygen than was available.

He opened his mouth to question her, but she traced her fingertips lightly over his bottom lip. Luke forgot what he’d meant to say. He forgot the year, his name, and even how words worked.

“Luke,” Charlotte whispered. Her face was luminous. Her scent, vanilla and flowers and a hint of chocolate, teased his nose. Her lips were pink and gorgeous and inviting.

He nodded, and her fingers dragged across his mouth with the slight movement. He wanted to close his eyes and take her finger into his mouth and swirl his tongue around it and groan, but he did none of those things. Yesterday, he’d hurt her. He needed to treat her with respect. He needed to tread lightly. He needed to—

“Kiss me,” she whispered.

Luke swooped down, capturing her mouth with his.

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MY SWEET ENEMY, the first book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Simone's Chocolates, by Jenny Hartwell is available now!

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New Adult Romance Author Jenny Hartwell

Author Jenny Hartwell

About the Author
Jenny Hartwell has a confession-she loves People magazine as much as Pride and Prejudice. Her fun, pop culture adoring side shines in her contemporary rom-com novels set in a gourmet chocolate factory while Jenny’s Regency romances feature strong damsels and swoony lords. Her writing has won or finaled in numerous contests including the Golden Heart, The Emily, Four Seasons, Fool for Love, and The Catherine. Jenny lives with her family in the verdant Pacific Northwest. She loves movies, travel, and staying up late with a good book. And, of course, chocolate. Jenny is represented by Lesley Sabga of The Seymour Agency.

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Jenny Hartwell
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – BEAUTIFUL FACADE by Kathryn S. Rose

 

Welcome to the blog tour for BEAUTIFUL FACADE, a standalone new adult contemporary romance, by Kathryn S. Rose

Welcome to the blog tour for BEAUTIFUL FACADE, a standalone new adult contemporary romance, by Kathryn S. Rose. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

BEAUTIFUL FACADE, a standalone new adult contemporary romance, by Kathryn S. Rose

BEAUTIFUL FACADE by Kathryn S. Rose

About the Book
Title:
BEAUTIFUL FACADE
Author: Kathryn S. Rose
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: February 2, 2021
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon IT | Amazon DE | Amazon FR

Synopsis
On the day that 16-year-old Winter Starling had her life and dreams shattered by a sexual assault, she meets Kai, a boy from her high school obsessed with music. They develop a deep friendship, which comes to an abrupt end when Kai unexpectedly has to leave. Winter has no idea why he went or any way to contact him.

Ten years pass, and Winter has constructed a new reality for herself. Now living in Melbourne, she has a successful career in advertising and is engaged to Liam King, a star player in Australian Rules Football. Winter has a perfect life.

During a night out, Winter runs into Kai, now the lead singer of ‘The Stonevilles.’ Winter and Kai rekindle their friendship, and to everyone around them, their attraction is evident. With Kai back in her life, Winter’s past threatens to ruin her relationship with Liam and everything she has worked to achieve. But can she risk losing Kai a second time?

Emotional and edgy, Beautiful Facade is about love, loss, healing, self-discovery, and the messy battle between one’s head and one’s heart.

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Excerpt #2
Just before midnight, The Stonevilles took to the stage. Their first song transported me back to the night of the gig and the moment our eyes caught. Perhaps he was experiencing similar déjà vu because our eyes became locked once again. Kai’s magnetising energy made it hard to focus on anything else. This band was going places. A few songs in, the group played a rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ for Aria. Her face lit up, and she pranced around on stage, fanning her face. I poked Maddie in the ribs to get her attention, and we chuckled at the spectacle.

The song finished, and she sidled up next to Kai. “I want to thank everyone for coming tonight. You all mean the world to me,” she said, slurring into his mike. “I especially want to thank The Stonevilles for singing me ‘Happy Birthday’ and for being the most awesome band in the whole wide world!” Kai held out a hand for the microphone, and she wrapped her arms around him. Then she yanked his head down and planted a kiss right on his lips. The crowd roared their approval. Kai looked as if he was trying to pull away. I chose that moment to visit the toilet.

“Hey,” Kai said. His hands were in his pockets, and he was leaning against the brick wall outside the ladies’ room. “I thought you’d passed out in there.”

“I haven’t done that in a long time.”

A frown darkened his features, and he took a moment before he said, “You’re upset.”

“No, I’m not.”

“Yeah, you are.”

I lifted my chin. “Why would I be upset?”

“Because Aria kissed me.”

“Don’t be ridiculous.”

“Then why did you hide out in the toilet for so long?”

He did have a point. I had a history of hiding out in toilets. Damn him and his memory. “I don’t know what you’re talking about. I was redoing my makeup.”

“Why does it look as bad as it did before you hid in there?” The mischievous grin spreading across his features took the sting out of his remark.

He’d been this close to a swift kick to the groin region.

“You’re an ass,” I said, smiling at his attempt to lighten the mood. “But seriously, why would I care?”

“That’s the million-dollar question.”

“Well, I don’t. You can do what you like. And who you like.” The words came out more forcefully than I’d intended. And I didn’t mean them. The James Dean vibe he was giving off was prickling at my skin. “Where’s Maddie?”

“Where do you think she is?”

“The bar.”

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Author Kathryn S. Rose

Author Kathryn S. Rose

About the Author
Kathryn S. Rose is a mum, wife, reader, writer, traveller, and food enthusiast. Writing a book was always on her bucket list, and finally, with Beautiful Facade, it has come into fruition. Kathryn is interested in the study of human behaviour and obtained a Bachelor of Social Science, with a focus on Community studies and Welfare Work.

Since completing her studies, she has worked in several jobs, which have enhanced her understanding of social issues, human development, relationships, and lifestyle. Some of these insights are reflected in her writing and give her inspiration. Besides books, Kathryn has many other loves. She enjoys listening to live music, relaxing at the beach, embarking on random hiking adventures, and indulging in too much food and wine with ​family and friends.

When Kathryn and her family aren’t traipsing around the world, they can be found residing in Perth, Western Australia.

Where to Find Kathryn S. Rose
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