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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – CAN’T TIE ME DOWN! (Sinclair Sisters Series) by Janet Elizabeth Henderson

 

CAN'T TIE ME DOWN! (Sinclair Sisters Series #1) by Janet Elizabeth Henderson

Welcome to the book blitz for CAN’T TIE ME DOWN!, the first book in the adult contemporary romance/romantic comedy series, Sinclair Sisters, by Janet Elizabeth Henderson. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

CAN'T TIE ME DOWN!, the first book in the adult contemporary romance/romantic comedy series, Sinclair Sisters, by Janet Elizabeth Henderson

CAN’T TIE ME DOWN! (Sinclair Sisters Series #1) by Janet Elizabeth Henderson

About the Book – Now FREE!
Title: CAN’T TIE ME DOWN!
Series: Sinclair Sisters Series #1
Author: Janet Elizabeth Henderson
Release Date: April 22, 2018
Genre:
 Adult Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
There aren’t many jobs available in the tiny village of Arness, Scotland, which is why Mairi Sinclair works online — as a virtual girlfriend. For a weekly fee, she emails, messages and sends photos to desk-bound geeks around the world. Nothing dodgy, mind you, she keeps her clothes on! Mairi loves her job, because the last thing she wants is to be tied down to one man forever. Life is so much simpler when you can keep men at a distance.

And that’s why she’s upset when her virtual boyfriends start turning up in town. Someone has hacked her online presence and given out her real life address. To make matters worse, they’ve told the world that she’s looking for a husband and the first virtual boyfriend to romance her properly will win the role in real life. Mairi needs help to fend off the hordes. She needs help to hide and find out who sold out her details. Fortunately, local mechanic and one time boyfriend, Keir McKenzie, is more than willing to help her—for a price. He too wants a chance to win Mairi’s heart and tie her down forever.

 

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Excerpt #3
“Heads up, there’s a Wookiee coming this way.”

Keir jerked up at his fellow mechanic’s words and hit his head on the underside of the car hood. “What the hell are you talking about now?” he asked his fifty-two-year-old second-career apprentice.

Hamish pointed, and Keir looked through the open garage doors. Sure enough, there was a guy in a huge hairy costume, sauntering across what passed for the main street in Arness. Keir stepped back from the car, grabbed a rag and wiped the oil off his hands.

“Can I help you with something?” he asked the Wookiee.

“Argharghah!” the Wookiee said.

There was a split second where Keir wondered if he’d inhaled too many petrol fumes and this was the result. Then a short guy wearing jeans, and a t-shirt that said, Physicists Do It at the Speed of Light, ran across the road to join the Wookiee.

“Ignore him,” the short guy said. “He likes to think he’s being authentic. He won’t talk anything but Wookiee while he’s in his Chewbacca costume. He’s a Star Wars purist.”

The big, furry guy opened his mouth and warbled.

“No.” The little guy frowned, “I’m not going to translate for you. Every man for himself.” He turned back to Keir. “We’re looking for Mairi Sinclair. The woman in the shop told us she lives over here, in the apartment upstairs. Do we get there through the garage, or is there another entrance?”

Keir put down the rag, folded his arms over his black tank, making sure they noted his muscles and tattoos, and stepped into their space.

“What do you want with Mairi?” The Wookiee opened his mouth to answer, and Keir held up a hand. “In English.”

“She’s going to be my wife,” the little guy said with pride. The Wookiee roared with what was clearly a protest. The other guy scowled up at him. “How are you going to propose? She doesn’t speak Wookiee. You shot yourself in the foot wearing that costume. It’s not my fault I’m going to win.”

Keir uncrossed his arms and pressed his fingers to his temples. “Win? What the hell are you two talking about?”

The smaller guy dug into his pocket and came out with a phone. He flicked at the screen before turning it to Keir. He found himself looking at a website called Girlfriends for Hire. And there was a photo of Mairi, smiling out at him from a fake medieval tower and telling him that she specialized in online relationships with geeks. Geeks? Keir shook his head and kept reading. Under her photo was an updated message to her “men.” One that obviously hadn’t been written by Mairi. For a start, it said she wanted to get married. If this was the real deal, he’d eat an oily rag and wash it down with antifreeze.

“Mairi wants a husband,” the little guy said. “She challenged her online boyfriends to woo her.” He looked up at the Wookiee. “Do people still say woo?”

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Author Janet Elizabeth Henderson

Author Janet Elizabeth Henderson

About the Author
Janet is a Scot who moved to New Zealand fifteen years ago. Among other things, she’s been an artist, a teacher, a security guard at a castle, a magazine editor, and a cleaner in a drop in center for drug addicts (NOT the best job!). She now writes full-time and is working on her 19th book. Her books have won several awards, including the Daphne du Maurier award for excellence in mystery and suspense. When she isn’t living in her head, she raises two kids, one husband, and several random animals. She survives on chocolate and caffeine.

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Janet Elizabeth Henderson
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – IT’S NOT PMS, IT’S YOU by Rich Amooi

 

Welcome to the book blitz for IT'S NOT PMS, IT'S YOU, a stand-alone adult contemporary romantic comedy, by Rich Amooi

Welcome to the book blitz for IT’S NOT PMS, IT’S YOU, a stand-alone adult contemporary romantic comedy, by Rich Amooi. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on his giveaway.

IT'S NOT PMS, IT'S YOU, a stand-alone adult contemporary romantic comedy, by Rich Amooi

IT’S NOT PMS, IT’S YOU by Rich Amooi

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: IT’S NOT PMS, IT’S YOU
Author: Rich Amooi
Release Date: October 31, 2019
Genre:
Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
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Synopsis
“Romantic Comedy of the Year!”

“This novel is a Netflix movie waiting to happen.”
“I loved every second of this book!”
“Warning: This author causes book hangovers.”
“Oh my. Be still my heart.”
“Laugh out loud of epic proportions.”
“Loved it. Still laughing.”

Ruth “Ruthless” Harper is on the verge of becoming managing partner at her all-male consulting firm and she won’t let anything stand in her way. That includes men, relationships, and that dreaded F word, FEELINGS—distractions she eliminated long ago.

After the worst day ever (a near-death experience and a public wedgie, for starters), Ruth realizes she doesn’t want to live and die alone. She puts together a business plan to find the perfect man and dives head first into the murky online dating pool. All she wants is a high-powered executive who understands how important her career is. If only it were that easy.

Problem is most men are intimidated by Ruth’s confidence and shocked by her bluntness. The exception being her landscape designer, Nick, whose cool demeanor and unsolicited dating advice are driving her nuts. He’s the antithesis of the business-oriented man Ruth envisions for herself, so why do all signs keep pointing back to him?

A romantic comedy novel for the ages. Order now. Don’t delay. Operators are standing by.

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Excerpt
RUTH

I have orchestrated multi-million dollar business deals and have butted heads with Fortune 500 CEOs and some of the biggest corporate lawyers in the country, but my biggest challenge by far was trying to remove a monster wedgie during my spinning class without the gorgeous guy behind me noticing.

Casually turning my head to the right, I checked my periphery, confident I looked like some halfwit who was thinking of changing lanes on a stationary bike.

I couldn’t tell if the man had his eyes focused on me or on the instructor in front of the class, but it didn’t matter at this point. I had real-world issues here and needed to solve the dilemma before my butt sucked all my clothes inside my body and turned me inside out.

With every revolution of my bike’s spinning wheel, the wedgie seemed determined to go deeper, like a burrowing squirrel who hadn’t found a suitable place for habitation.

I got up at five in the morning for this torture?

To make matters worse, the instructor—Manson, Mussolini, or whatever his name was—appeared to be on a mission to send us all into cardiac arrest. And don’t even get me started on the chafing from a bike seat that was obviously manufactured with materials excavated from the surface of Mars.

I needed a distraction for the extraction.

Glancing down at my water bottle in the drink holder, I came up with the perfect plan. I would wait for the instructor to get us up off our seats again for the next sprint, then drop my water bottle on the floor to create a ruckus.

If the man behind me was a gentleman—no wagers, please—he would get off his bike and get the water bottle for me, thus taking any attention away from my derrière long enough for me to perform the embarrassing and delicate wedgie-removing procedure without him seeing.

Ironically, the song changed to “Shake Your Booty” by KC and the Sunshine Band.

“Off your butts!” the instructor barked out like a psychotic sea lion with Tourette’s. “Take it up to level five for a sprint. Thirty seconds. Go! Go! Go!”

Perfect timing.

I slammed my water bottle to the floor behind me for the distraction.

It crashed against the back wall with a loud BOOM.

Never let it be said I did anything half-assed.

No pun intended.

I checked my periphery again to see if the guy fell for the trap.

Bingo.

He slowed his pedaling and glanced behind him at my bottle on the floor.

After he made a move to get off his bike, I lifted my butt off the seat, leaned forward on the handlebars, shifted all my body weight over to my left hand, and used my right hand to reach behind me and remove the mother of all wedgies.

Oh, no.

Completing the task was proving to be difficult since it was almost impossible to pedal while standing up on the bike with only one hand gripping the handlebars.

I used one finger, then two, then three, but still couldn’t dig out the wedgie that must have been halfway to China by now.

Losing confidence with every second that passed, I wobbled back and forth like the Elvis bobblehead doll on the dashboard of my dad’s 1977 Cadillac Coupe deVille.Things were heading south in a hurry.

There was a sharp pain in my left wrist.

My elbow buckled.

Timber!

The fall to the floor was not graceful.

I banged my shoulder on the handlebars on the way down, slid off the bike sideways, and hooked my foot on top of the pedal. My other leg flew over my head and got wedged in between the bike seat and the drink holder.

Great.

Now, I had two wedgies.

Before I had a chance to untangle and upright myself, two hands gripped me from under my armpits and lifted me to my feet in one swift motion.

I looked up, dazed, confused, blinking a few times.

It was the guy who had been on the bike behind me. “Are you okay?”

There was genuine concern in his voice, but I was a big girl and could take care of myself.

Flustered, I said the first thing I could think of. “I do that all the time.”

A smile tugged at the corner of his lips. “Of course.”

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Author Rich Amooi

Author Rich Amooi

About the Author
Rich Amooi is a Taleflick Discovery Winner, Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Recipient, Holt Medallion Finalist, and the Amazon Bestselling author of 15 romantic comedies, including It’s Not PMS, It’s You, Dying to Meet You, There’s Something About a Cowboy, and Madam Love, Actually. Over 500,000 downloads from readers around the world.

A former radio personality and wedding DJ, Rich now writes romantic comedies full-time in San Diego, California, and is happily married to a kiss monster imported from Spain. Rich believes in public displays of affection, silliness, infinite possibilities, donuts, gratitude, laughter, and happily ever after.

Get a FREE romantic comedy by visiting his website at richamooi.com.

 

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Where to find Rich Amooi
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – THE HIDDEN PRINCESS (Princess League Series) by Mira Crest

 

Welcome to the book blitz for THE HIDDEN PRINCESS, the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Princess League, by Mira Crest

Welcome to the book blitz for THE HIDDEN PRINCESS, the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Princess League, by Mira Crest. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

THE HIDDEN PRINCESS, the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Princess League, by Mira Crest

THE HIDDEN PRINCESS (Princess League Series #1) by Mira Crest

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: THE HIDDEN PRINCESS
Series: Princess League Series #1
Author: Mira Crest
Release Date: April 16, 2020
Genre:
Young Adult Fantasy
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Synopsis
Penny is an ugly princess born to a family known for its beautiful offspring. To protect the royal bloodline’s reputation, the king proclaims her dead since birth and locks her away in the castle cellar.

But unbeknown to most, including herself, Penny has a gift: she can see the darkness within one’s mind through touch.

Everett is a dragon prince whose land is plagued by a deadly sickness in the form of black mist, capable of turning any fairy being it touches into stone. He comes to Penny’s kingdom seeking the one princess foretold to end the darkness.

The choice is clear, it’s either Penny’s cynical eldest sister, Tatiana, or her kind elder sister, Sarah, because Penny does not exist, not officially. But a twist of fate and Penny’s gift bring her to Everett’s attention, and she takes on a secret identity to aid him to trace the origin of the black mist.

What follows is a journey into a dark magical world within the minds of the corrupt, ruled by demons that plague on the dark aspects of the human psyche.

With the clock fast ticking, the prince must discover who the chosen one is in order to defeat the black mist before it turns him to stone and spreads to the rest of the world. But there are those who will do anything to keep Penny’s identity hidden.

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Excerpt #2
The noises of the tavern drained away, and a gloom fell over the place. It reminded her of what happened at Marvin’s store. She was back in the Eternal, though, this time, she was at the tavern. All the people around her had frozen. She walked across the still crowd and saw Everett protecting Sarah from several Brutes. The other dragon warriors were busy keeping any hostiles from getting near Tatiana, who was lying on the ground. She had one eye slightly open to peek at her surroundings. It was pretty obvious she was faking unconsciousness.

When all seemed still and quiet, she caught sight of something stirring in the darkness of the tavern’s interior. Black mist! It was dripping from the ceiling, rising from the floor. Mist from different spots rushed to the center of the tavern and merged. Something grotesque was forming from it. Penny quickly hid behind the tavern counter and observed the transformation. A wolf took shape, only this time it was nearly thrice as large as the previous one.

Was this new mist form a manifestation of the head Brute’s anger? If it was, it was a clear indication of how much it had grown. Could this huge wolf be the cause of the mist, and defeating it would destroy the mist altogether? There was only one way to find out.

Penny readied herself. She checked her feet and saw the shiny red shoes were back. She peered out from the side of the counter, but the wolf was no longer at where it had stood. Carefully, she emerged and took cover under a table. Bit by bit, she advanced closer and closer. She needed to be close enough to open the portal and bring it to reality.

“Penny, you can do this!” As she moved to the next table, the wolf turned wildly with its eyes fixed on Penny.

She put out her hand and a fireball shot out, hitting the back of the wolf. Its bellow shook the tavern. More fireballs hit the body of the wolf, but they only made the demon angrier. It leaped and crashed down on the tables before Penny.

It sank its terrifying misty black fangs into the table, concealing Penny and crushing it into debris. Penny ducked away in time. She was then lying on the floor as the wolf turned toward its attacker. Penny willed her mind and conjured as much power as she could, igniting blast after blast. The wolf roared as the fiery magic engulfed its front body.

She got back on her feet and backed away, but the wolf clawed at her, slashing her shoulder. Penny suddenly felt drained, wincing at the searing pain in her shoulder. That voice, she heard it before. It was the most familiar voice; it was hers. Immense rage came flooding through her all of a sudden. Thoughts of her staring into the mirror at her ugly reflection and trapped inside a cell rushed into her mind.

The wolf closed in as she crawled away and hid beneath another table. The wolf clawed under the table, barely missing her as she moved out of range. She tried to conjure magic, but every blow she delivered hit the wrong places and missed its target.

“What’s going on?” It was like her magic was malfunctioning. It must have something to do with her getting slashed by the wolf’s claw. She was going to die if she didn’t find a way out.

The wolf smashed the table to pieces. She had nowhere to go, nowhere to hide. The wolf’s snout was before her. Anytime now it’s going to devour her.

She struggled and gathered her thoughts, focusing instead on the happiest memory buried within her. She closed her eyes. The wolf’s mouth closed in, ready to consume its helpless prey.

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About the Author
Since young, Mira loves fantasy romance with strong female protagonists and perilous adventures to magical realms and parallel universes to visit dragons, witches, shifters, and fairy tale creatures, bringing heroes and heroines together and aiding their epic fantasy battles against dark enemies so they can have the happily-ever-afters they deserve.

When she grew up, she takes a liking to young adult stories, which explains her passion writing in the young adult fantasy romance genre. Her books are clean romance with character development as the prime focus. Even now, she still journeys to fantasy realms whenever she’s not writing.

Where to Find Mira Crest
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – CAPTURING FATE (Fatal Truth Series) by Abbie Roads

 

Welcome to the blog tour for CAPTURING FATE, the second book in the adult romantic thriller series, Fatal Truth, by Abbie Roads

Welcome to the blog tour for CAPTURING FATE, the second book in the adult romantic thriller series, Fatal Truth, by Abbie Roads. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

CAPTURING FATE, the second book in the adult romantic thriller series, Fatal Truth, by Abbie Roads

CAPTURING FATE (Fatal Truth Series #2) by Abbie Roads

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
CAPTURING FATE
Series: Fatal Truth Series #2
Author: Abbie Roads
Release Date: January 28, 2021
Genre: Adult Dark Romantic Thriller
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Synopsis
Can love untangle a web of lies and expose the truth?

A loner with a mysterious childhood…

FBI agent Dolan Watts is no stranger to pain. From his childhood spent in foster care to his daily grind of hunting down hardened criminals, it’s been the one constant through the years. Pain carved out gut feelings he can trust and instincts able to solve cases in record time. Until now. Confronted by a malicious new enemy who revels in mind games, Dolan begins to doubt his own perceptions. Fearing he’s spiraling into insanity, he seeks help from the one woman who can shine light into the darkness consuming him.

A woman haunted by a secret…

Psychologist Daughter Dawson sabotaged her own safety the moment she accepted Dolan as a client. Still, she felt compelled to help him. Dolan’s past mirrored many of the questions about her own, making his torment achingly familiar. Despite their growing attraction, her career demands she keep an ethical distance. Yet when she makes the mistake of confiding in him, both their lives are thrust into unimaginable danger.

Nightmares come to life…

When gruesome tragedy uncovers a serial killer’s twisted agenda, Daughter and Dolan must cling to each other if they hope to survive. Can they stop the body count from rising? Or will they find their only purpose from the start was to be pawns in a reign of evil?

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Excerpt #2
He placed her hand over his heart. “You feel this too, don’t you?” His words were a breath across her lips.

Under her palm, the steady rhythm of his heartbeat was the best cadence she’d ever felt. A tear escaped, trailing a fiery streak down her cheek.

 “Aww… Daught… You’re killing me.” His fingers were warm on her chin as he lifted her face. Magnetic pulsing energy radiated from his touch, twanging low in her stomach.

She wanted more of his touch. All of it. Hand-holding and kissing and long, lazy lovemaking. The next two years without him were going to be torture, and it was all her fault.

His face was naked with longing, desire, affection. It was beautiful to see this powerful man baring his emotions to her. Emotions that had everything to do with her, with wanting her. It was a heady drug, one she wanted to overdose on. If she never saw him after today, she’d forever remember the way he looked at her right now, like she was his entire world.

He slid his hand into her hair, the movement causing a rash of goose bumps to break out all over her body. “I’m sorry for breaking the rules. I take all the blame.”

 She opened her mouth to ask him what rule he’d broken, just as his lips landed on hers. The world fell out from under her. She grabbed on to him to keep from falling, latching onto his shirt and yanking him closer. His arm clamped around her, holding her even tighter to him, and the raw male strength of his body against hers was a revelation. Heat radiated off him like he was her own personal sun.

And then his tongue was in her mouth—hot and warm and tasting like a wish. The salt of her tears mingled to make this kiss the one that all other kisses would be measured by.

And then it was over, and he was pulling away. She wanted to beg him to keep kissing her, and maybe the world and the two years separating them would disappear.

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Author Abbie Roads

Author Abbie Roads

About the Author
Seven Things about Abbie Roads:

She loves Snicker Parfaits. Gotta start with what’s most important, right?

She writes dark emotional books featuring damaged characters, but always gives her hero and heroine a happy ending… after torturing them for three hundred pages.

By day she’s a mental health counselor known for her blunt, honest style of therapy. At night she burns up the keyboard. Well… Burn might be too strong a word. She at least sits with her hands poised over the keyboard, waiting for inspiration to strike. And when it does—the keyboard might get a little warm.

She can’t stand it when people drive slowly in the passing lane. Just saying. That’s major annoying. Right?

She loves taking pictures of things she thinks are pretty.

She’s represented by Michelle Grajkowski of 3 Seas Literary.

Her first book RACE THE DARKNESS was a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Pick for Fall...

Where to find Abbie Roads
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Series Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – CRAZY ROYAL LOVE by Melanie Summers

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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Excerpt #3
PRINCESS ARABELLA

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

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

Nope!

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

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

So, I will not shag him.

Ever. No matter what.

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

No shagging.

None.

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

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

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Title: ROYALLY WILD
Series: Crazy Royal Love Series #2
Author: Melanie Summers
Release Date: November 15, 2020
Genre:
Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
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Synopsis
The tabloids are hunting them. Their families are turning on them. Can their love survive?

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

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

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

Can love to conquer all?

 

 

 

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

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

About the Book – Preorder Now!
Title: ROYALLY TIED
Series: Crazy Royal Love Series #3
Author: Melanie Summers
Release Date: June 7, 2021
Genre:
Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
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Synopsis
Don’t miss the heartwarming, laugh-out-loud continuation of the Crazy Royal Love Romantic Comedy Series …

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Author Melanie Summers

Author Melanie Summers

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

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

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

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

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

Where to Find Melanie Summers
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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
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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
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – WYNTER (Silver Skates Series) by Mia Harlan

 

Welcome to the book blitz for WYNTER, the first book in the adult paranormal romantic comedy series, Silver Skates, by Mia Harlan

Welcome to the book blitz for WYNTER, the first book in the adult paranormal romantic comedy series, Silver Skates, by Mia Harlan. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. For a limited time, you can pick up the eBook for just 99 cents!

WYNTER, the first book in the adult paranormal romantic comedy series, Silver Skates, by Mia Harlan

WYNTER (Silver Skates Series #1) by Mia Harlan

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
WYNTER
Series: Silver Skates Series #1
Author: Mia Harlan
Release Date: January 18, 2021
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romantic Comedy
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Synopsis
When a pair of magical skates helps me find my fated mates, the last thing I expect is to get rejected, betrayed, and framed for a crime I didn’t commit.

I moved to Silver Springs to escape my past. Fell in love with the small supernatural town. Made friends with its quirky residents. Even got my dream job.

But just when life’s finally looking up, disaster strikes. The cleaning company I work for falls under threat, and I’m framed for a crime I didn’t commit.

Then, I find my fated mates:

• A shifter hockey player who knows how to handle his stick.
• A sweet journalist who shifts into a block of ice but is oh so hot.
• And a mage detective who already broke my heart once.

This should be the happiest time in my life, but my mates reject me, one by one.

As the new life I built starts to crumble around me, can I work things out with my mates and catch whoever framed me? Or will I end up broken-hearted, alone, and behind bars? Because I may be the best magical maid in town, but my life is one mess no spells in the world can fix.

If you like sassy witches, wonky magic, panty-melting fated mates, and intriguing mysteries, you’ll love this steamy, laugh-out-loud paranormal romantic comedy with all the feels!

Wynter is a standalone in the Silver Springs shared universe and comes complete with a happily-ever-after. Scroll up to read this fun, quirky romance today.

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Excerpt #3
I take a deep breath and stare at Terence like I’ve seen a ghost. Though technically, I have. Not because he’s dead, though I kind of wish he were. Okay, maybe not dead, dead. But missing a limb. Or at least a pinkie.

Either way, he’s dead to me. That and it’s what everyone else called him. Ghost. Though he is the furthest thing from pale. Dark skin, dark hair, dark eyes. He looks exactly like I remember him, and nothing like it. Older. Harsher. More unforgiving. Scratch that. Unforgivable. Because after what he did…

He pulls off his winter gear, and my brain short-circuits. First his hat, revealing hair cropped short, not long and unruly like I remember. Then gloves, with all ten fingers still intact. What? A girl can dream.

He takes off his coat next, and that dream? It starts to feel more like a nightmare. The kind that starts with Cleanly Den clients getting robbed and ends with a hotter-than-ever Terence. No, scratch that. Ghost.

The muscles underneath his sweater bulge, and I get this sudden urge to peel it off. Only out of curiosity. Morbid curiosity. Because I’m not attracted to him. Nope. Not one bit. I’ve ridden on the Ghost train once. Had a one-way ticket to Heartbreak Town. I do not need a repeat.

Then, his sleeve rides up, showing off a strong, inked forearm, and my heart nearly stops. The Terence I knew did not have tattoos. The Ghost standing in front of me has swirling flames disappearing beneath black fabric.

I take him in—okay, fine, I stare—until he finally, finally, notices me.

“Wyn?” His eyes widen as he gapes at me like he’s the one who’s seen a ghost. Yeah, I know. I’m hilarious.

I’d roll my eyes at myself if I weren’t using all that energy to levitate. That and to keep my Mood Tea from glowing red. As in red with desire, because knowing Ghost is a Hole with a Capital Ass doesn’t stop me from wanting him.

So I focus on channeling turquoise instead. Calm, serene, indifferent turquoise. Because my go-to happy pink or excited silver won’t do. Terence—Nope. Ghost. Just Ghost—doesn’t deserve either one. He gets to see how little I care. And that he no longer has the power to hurt me.

I guess my heart doesn’t get the memo because the turquoise starts to darken. It’s a momentary lapse in magic—one Ghost doesn’t notice. And if he does? He’s one of the few people who know I can manipulate Mood Teas, so he wouldn’t trust it anyway.

Which is why I do the one thing I do best. I bluff.

“Well, if it isn’t Terentius White,” I say brightly. Like I’d read his name straight out of the Academy Yearbook. Not that we had a yearbook. Kind of defeats the purpose, when it’s not even supposed to exist.

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Author Mia Harlan

Author Mia Harlan

About the Author
Mia Harlan lives in Canada with her husband (who’s definitely Not a Vampire) and their adorably fluffy cat. They recently welcomed a Mini Mortal (a baby girl) into the world and are happy to report she doesn’t have fangs. Mia is a librarian by day and an author by night. She’s been reading romance since she turned thirteen and published her first one in mid-2019. She writes humorous, quirky (and mostly paranormal) reverse harem romance.

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Mia Harlan
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – FEISTY (Do-Over Series) by Julia Kent

 

Welcome to the book blitz for FEISTY, the third book in the adult comedy romance series, Do-Over, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Julia Kent

Welcome to the book blitz for FEISTY, the third book in the adult comedy romance series, Do-Over, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Julia Kent. See below for, information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

FEISTY, the third book in the adult comedy romance series, Do-Over, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Julia Kent

FEISTY (Do-Over Series #3) by Julia Kent

About the Book
Title: FEISTY
Series: Do-Over Series #3
Author: Julia Kent
Release Date: January 28, 2020
Genre: Adult Comedy Romance
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Synopsis
I’m not too proud to admit that finding Mr. Right involves swiping right. Right? Welcome to dating in avocado toastland.

Here I am, on my first blind date, ever, courtesy of a smartphone app and my two annoying best friends.

So what is Chris “Fletch” Fletcher doing, walking across the room, looking at his phone like he’s pattern matching a picture to find a real person he’s never met before?

Oh. Oh, no.

The guy I drop-kicked in seventh grade cannot be my blind date. The guy who earned me this infernal nickname.

That’s right.

Feisty.

More from New York Times bestselling author Julia Kent as Fiona “Feisty” Gaskill gets her chance at love – drop-kick included.

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Excerpt #2
My lungs have decided that the world is too dangerous to make a move, utter a sound, do anything. I’m frozen, the pulse inside me growing stronger as time ticks away. My own shut-down system is the barrier to oxygen. The disconnect between what my body needs and what my tattered psyche can handle is causing my overload to leak out in a really obvious way.

“Fiona?” Josh says, shaking me gently, Michelle looking to him for certainty.

And then suddenly, Josh is out of my sight, replaced by two clear, calm, green eyes, light brown hair, and hands that feel like anchors.

“Feisty? Feis–Fiona?” Fletch corrects. The sudden pivot to using my proper name is jarring, given the fact that every atom in the world is buzzing inside my ears and nothing anyone does will help me to breathe.

I make a strange sound. I know it’s strange because his eyebrows turn down in the middle, his facial muscles pushing them low enough to show concern.

Concern for me.

“Breathe,” he says slowly as he puts one hand on my diaphragm, fingers warm and firm.

I make a sound to indicate that I am confused and the speech centers in my brain have shut down. Empathy floods me as I realize this is exactly what my student with severe apraxia, little Myles, must feel like when he loses his words under extreme stress. For years, I’ve said “use your words” to four-year-olds having anxiety fits.

Never again.

“Breathe, Fiona,” he murmurs, taking a deep breath to demonstrate, his belly expanding in a comical way, though I know his technique is strong. Hypnotic and commanding, his voice and body tell me what to do, guide me back from being lost in the woods to a cleared trail where I can find my footing, take a rest, and possibly feel safe again, knowing I can find my way home.

I inhale, the insides of my nostrils cold, the air hitting my nasal passages a welcome assault, diaphragm spasming and sputtering back to life.

“That’s my girl,” he whispers against the curl of my ear, his breath like coffee, his hard forearm muscles all I can see, the ripped cord of his strong lines drawing my gaze. “You just breathe. It’s over now. You did it. You saved them. It’s okay to breathe.” He inhales, then slowly exhales. “Let’s do this together now.”

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Author Julia Kent

Author Julia Kent

About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge, and new adult books that push contemporary boundaries. From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men’s room toilet (and he isn’t a billionaire). She lives in New England with her husband and three sons in a household where the toilet seat is never, ever, down.

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Where to Find Julia Kent
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Cover Reveal – A FIGHTING CHANCE (Disaster Crimes Series) by Chrys Fey

 

The Wild Rose Press and author Chrys Fey are revealing the cover to A FIGHTING CHANCE, the sixth book in her adult romantic suspense series, Disaster Crimes, releasing January 11, 2021

The Wild Rose Press and author Chrys Fey are revealing the cover to A FIGHTING CHANCE, the sixth book in her adult romantic suspense series, Disaster Crimes, releasing January 11, 2021. See below for the cover, information on the book and series, preorder links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

A FIGHTING CHANCE, the sixth book in the adult romantic suspense series, Disaster Crimes, by Chrys Fey

A FIGHTING CHANCE (Disaster Crimes Series #6) by Chrys Fey

About The Book
Title: THE LUCKY ONES

Series: Love Is… Series #7
Author: Cassie Cross
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 10, 2020
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Synopsis
*A FIGHTING CHANCE is Book 6 in the Disaster Crimes series, but it’s a spin-off featuring a new couple, so it can be read as a standalone.*

Thorn has loved Amanda from afar, giving her whatever she needs as a survivor of abuse—space, protection, and stability. He yearns to give her more, though, to share his feelings, kiss her, love her, but he’s worried the truth will frighten her away.

And Amanda is afraid. She’s scared of her attraction for Thorn. Most of all, she’s terrified of her ex-boyfriend, who is lurking nearby where no one can find him. When she grows closer to Thorn, Damon retaliates, jeopardizing their happy ending.

Up against an abusive ex and Mother Nature, do Thorn and Amanda have a fighting chance?

 

 

 

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Exclusive Excerpt
Amanda looked up from the current list of up-to-date payments for classes. A movement outside the glass storefront caught her eye. She tilted her head to see a man coming up the sidewalk from the side where the picnic bench sat. Through the vertical blinds, she glimpsed a square face—a short, rugged beard and long, dark hair pulled into a man bun. Her breath fled from her lungs. Her body went from icy cold to flaming hot in the span of a millisecond. She dropped to the floor and slid under the counter, beneath the ledge where they put their purses and cell phones.

“What—” Beth peeked at the windows. Then she snapped her fingers at April and pointed at the stools.

April jumped into action. She pushed the stools in so they blocked Amanda. The bell attached to the door jingled as April removed the jacket she wore and draped it across the stools, creating a curtain to shield Amanda.

From a crack, Amanda watched Beth move to stand in front of the twins, who were in their walkers playing peacefully. “I’m sorry, but we’re going to be closing.”

“I don’t give a shit. I’m here for Amanda.”

The sound of Damon’s voice had her heart beating even harder. That voice had haunted her nightmares, had come back to life in her memories.

Beth cocked her head to the side. “Who? There’s no one by that name here.”

“Don’t bullshit me. I know she works here.”

His voice was closer now.

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Book 1: HURRICANE CRIMES
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Book 4: FLAMING CRIMES
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Book 5: FROZEN CRIMES
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Author Chrys Fey

Author Chrys Fey

About the Author
Chrys Fey is author of the Disaster Crimes Series, a unique concept that blends disasters, crimes, and romance. She runs the Insecure Writer’s Support Group Book Club on Goodreads and edits for Dancing Lemur Press.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Chrys Fey
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – BANDITS AND BALL GOWNS (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum) by Christina Bauer

 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for BANDITS AND BALL GOWNS, the fifth book in the young adult paranormal romance series, Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, by Christina Bauer

Welcome to the Blog Tour for BANDITS AND BALL GOWNS, the fifth book in the young adult paranormal romance series, Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, by Christina Bauer. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

BANDITS AND BALL GOWNS, the fifth book in the young adult paranormal romance series, Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, by Christina Bauer

BANDITS AND BALL GOWNS (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #5) by Christina Bauer

About the Book
Title:
BANDITS AND BALL GOWNS
Series: Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #5
Author: Christina Bauer
Publisher: Monster House Books
Release Date: November 10, 2020
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
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Synopsis
One Prince Finds True Love … And Risks It All

Elle Cynder has fallen hard for Alec, the ‘prince’ of Le Charme Jewelers. Time for some happily in their ever after, right?

Not so much.

While the new couple shares joyful moments–and sizzling kisses–serious trouble is brewing. Elle’s evil stepmother, Marchesa, schemes with none other than Alec’s twisted father, Legend. Their plan? Destroy Elle and Alec, along with everything the young lovers hold dear, including Bry, Knox, and Wilhelm.

Another Royal Freezes His Heart … But For How Long?

As a prince of the dark fae, Jacoby focuses on one goal: avoid assassination. Marrying Elle would certainly aid in that cause, considering how she’s both a Cinderella life template and a powerful fae warden. Even better, Jacoby doesn’t truly love Elle. In court life, deep romantic attachments only mean certain death.

Then Jacoby notices Elle’s youngest stepsister, Agatha.

For the first time in his life, Jacoby’s cold heart warms with true affection. The elven prince struggles to ignore his feelings, but it might be a losing battle. And what would the prince’s newfound emotions mean for Elle and Alec? Could Jacoby really stand by and watch another’s true love be destroyed?

Buckle up for a wild ride as Cinderella’s time-honored story gets some all-new twists.

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Chapter 1
Agatha

Shuffle… shuffle… shuffle…

With slow steps, I trudge along the forest path. It takes all my focus, but I carefully arrange myself into the definition of one word.

Misery.

For me, acting gloomy is a key life skill. It allows me to hide in plain sight, all while limiting how much I interact with my family. On reflex, I think through my sad girl check list.

Weepy eyes? Got ‘em. I’m also working a single tear on my right cheek. That’s what you call an advanced mope skill.

Mourning veil? I wear this thing like a pro.

Slumped shoulders? I’ve spent years honing how to curl myself forward just the right way.

All the while, I push up my inner sense of gloom. That really helps to nail the overall look. Normally, feeling morose comes pretty easily to me.

Not today.

Why? For years, I’m dreamed of visiting one place. Now, I’m finally here.

The Faerie Lands. At last.

I can’t help but soak in the landscape. Stout trees tower nearby, their hefty trunks topped by leafy branches. Blades of grass look so bright, they could be shards of emeralds. A clear blue sky arches overhead. Three yellow suns beam down. Butterflies flit everywhere. Pure happiness bubbles through me. It’s tempting to grin my face off.

Keep frowning, Agatha. You know what happens when you lose the sad girl look.

Shifting my gaze, I see that reason right ahead of me: Ivy and Marchesa. If you asked Elle Cynder, she’d say Marchesa is my mother while Ivy’s my sister. Together, the three of us make up the evil stepfamily for a Cinderella life template.

But it’s all a lie.

Not sure how it goes for other evil stepsisters, but this template doesn’t work for me. I’m neither evil nor a stepsister.

As a matter of fact, I’m not even human.

I’m an elf. A changeling. Sadly, Marchesa’s second baby died shortly after birth. I was swapped in by parties unknown. Around age eight, a silver mark appeared on my hip that shows a moon and three stars. This became my first clue to my non-human state. Soon afterward, I spied my elf ears. They only appeared for a second. Even so, it was enough to get the general idea.

I don’t belong.

Ever since then, I’ve been trying to discover my true identity. No luck yet.

But perhaps soon, I’ll know everything.

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Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, the young adult paranormal romance series, by Christina Bauer is now on sale

The Fairy Tales of the Magicorum series includes WOLVES AND ROSES (Book 1), MOONLIGHT AND MIDTOWN (Novella 1.5) and SHIFTERS AND GLYPHS (Book 2, Fall 2018). Eight full novels are planned in total.

Book 1: WOLVES AND ROSES
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Book 2: MOONLIGHT AND MIDTOWN
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Book 3: SHIFTERS AND GLYPHS
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Book 4: SLIPPERS AND THIEVES
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Book 6: FAIRIES AND FROSTING
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Author Christina Bauer

Author Christina Bauer

About the Author
Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers.

Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press.

Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby..

Where to Find Christina Bauer
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – WICKED WOLVES AND TANGLED TRUTHS (Blood and Magic – Hellbound Series) by Danielle Annett

 

Welcome to the book blitz for WICKED WOLVES AND TANGLED TRUTHS, the first book in the young adult urban fantasy/paranormal romance series, Blood and Magic: Hellbound, by Danielle Annett

Welcome to the book blitz for WICKED WOLVES AND TANGLED TRUTHS, the first book in the young adult urban fantasy/paranormal romance series, Blood and Magic: Hellbound, by Danielle Annett. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. For a limited time, you can pick up the eBook for just $0.99.

WICKED WOLVES AND TANGLED TRUTHS, the first book in the young adult urban fantasy/paranormal romance series, Blood and Magic: Hellbound, by Danielle Annett

WICKED WOLVES AND TANGLED TRUTHS (Blood and Magic – Hellbound Series #1) by Danielle Annett

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: TROUBLE WITH WOLVES
Series: Magic and Bone #1
Author: Danielle Annett
Release Date: February 8, 2020
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
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Synopsis
Welcome to Hellbound High, where the students carry weapons and the bullies bite … hard.

I never wanted to go to this stupid school. I had a life before coming here. A Pack. People who cared about me. But all of that is torn away when my mother dies, my boyfriend cheats on me, and my very human father rips me away from the only life I’ve ever known.

I thought my life couldn’t get much worse, but Hellbound High is about to prove me wrong. Just by showing up, I’ve caught the attention of the local Alpha’s son. Goody.

He’s arrogant, stubborn, and used to getting what he wants. Sometimes that’s to get into my pants. Sometimes it’s to make my life hell. He runs hot one minute and cold the next, leaving my head spinning.

But I have bigger problems than the school’s resident hot werewolf. I’m a lone wolf in a new town, which means I have a big red target on my back.

With no Pack, no friends, and no protection, I’m about to find out just how bad things can really get …

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WICKED WOLVES AND TANGLED TRUTHS, the first book in the young adult urban fantasy/paranormal romance series, Blood and Magic: Hellbound, by Danielle Annett

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Teaser Excerpt #2
It’s all so confusing. I barely know Rafael Castillo, and what I do know paints him as an arrogant wolf that thinks much too highly of himself. I shouldn’t be here with him. I shouldn’t let him hold me like this. But I am and no matter how many times I tell myself I need to leave, I stay.

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WICKED WOLVES AND TANGLED TRUTHS, the first book in the young adult urban fantasy/paranormal romance series, Blood and Magic: Hellbound, by Danielle Annett

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Author Danielle Annett

Author Danielle Annett

About The Author
Danielle Annett is a snarky AF Latinx Author. Born and raised in sunny California, she now makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their three tiny terrors. She hates cheese—of all kinds—and yes that means she orders cheeseless pizza. She loves to talk (a lot) and is probably as extroverted as they come so feel free to shoot her a message, send a raven, throw up smoke signals. Whatever it may be. She love’s chatting with readers so feel free to stalk her.

 

 

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Where to Find Danielle Annett
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – SAY YOU’LL BE THERE (Love In Seven Mile Forge Series) by Billie Dale

 

Welcome to the book blitz for SAY YOU'LL BE THERE, the second book in the new adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Love In Seven Mile Forge, by Billie Dale

Welcome to the book blitz for SAY YOU’LL BE THERE, the second book in the new adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Love In Seven Mile Forge, by Billie Dale. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. For a limited time, you can pick up the eBook for just $0.99.

SAY YOU'LL BE THERE, the second book in the new adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Love In Seven Mile Forge, by Billie Dale

SAY YOU’LL BE THERE (Love In Seven Mile Forge Series #2) by Billie Dale

About the Book
Title:
SAY YOU’LL BE THERE
Series: Love in Seven Mile Forge Series #2
Author: Billie Dale
Release Date: October 1, 2020
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
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Synopsis
From award winning author Billie Dale comes a second chance love story muddling the line between love and hate. As young love goes Joey and Preslee were perfect but nothing last forever and the world is ready for the taking. Dale’s sassy wit shines in comedic fashion with Say You’ll Be There, book two in Love in Seven Mile Forge.

At sixteen, Joey Holmes handed me his heart.

At eighteen, I threw it at the Now Leaving Seven Mile Forge sign on my way out of town.

A silly teenage game of seven minutes in heaven spiraled us from friends to more.

We shared our firsts. Loved with the innocence of immaturity.

I wanted out. A fresh start far away from our tiny home town. Joey didn’t care where we were so long as we were together. I couldn’t spread my wings without clipping his. My heart told me I was doing what was best when I left him broken in my rearview mirror.

With a threat breathing down my neck, I’m forced to return home but Joey isn’t the skinny boy I knew. Nope, now he’s the sexiest Chief of Police in three states and he hates the very air I breathe.

Can the hot cop keep me safe from the danger lurking in the shadows or will the bleached bones of the skeletons in my closet be our tragic end?

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SAY YOU'LL BE THERE, the second book in the new adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Love In Seven Mile Forge, by Billie Dale

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Excerpt #2
I recognize this man-child smile. The one capable of turning the hardest, scariest enforcer into a big kid.

“Joey? Josiah Holmes?”

Fuck my life. He was a slumpy, nothing, short stack the last time we were together. Not much bigger than me, which I enjoyed because when I wore heels I was actually taller than someone. Now he’s all towering, beefy, and take it all off hot.

“I’m gonna run these. Sit tight and don’t make any sudden jerky movements.” He yanks the items from my hand.

“Joey? Come on, it’s me. I’m cold and headed to Sammy Lee’s. Can’t we let this one slide?” I blink my eyes, remembering how he never could tell me no when I turned on the charm.

His cheeky vigor falls to a thin pinched line. “Officer Holmes,” his voice lowers, turning jaded. “And I let nothing slide. Roads are too nasty for the speed you were driving.” The icy bite of his tone is worse than the blustering winter tundra surrounding me. He twists on his thick boot heel, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t watch those tight ass-cupping pants walk back to his car.

The frost continues when he returns, handing me a ticket and my documents. “Slow it down,” he warns. He pauses on his path away, turning those irritating glass-hidden eyes, which I want to slap off his face. “Welcome home, Preslee Carmichael,” he jeers. Cocking a one-sided smirk, he head bobs in that Southern gentlemanly way and walks to his car.

I spend the rest of the drive to Double V ranch pissed off. Angry at the insane circumstances that sent me running home, raging because my brother can’t be here for a few weeks, and irritated at Joey Fucking Holmes for not only ticketing me, but also pretending we meant nothing to each other and being delicious while he did it.

Fuck my life and fuck Seven Mile Forge.

I think we both knew I wouldn’t call.

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SAY YOU'LL BE THERE, the second book in the new adult contemporary romantic comedy series, Love In Seven Mile Forge, by Billie Dale

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Author Billie Dale

Author Billie Dale

About the Author
Billie Dale lives in no-where middle earth. Lost in a small village in the Midwest with four kids, three animals and an amazing, word inspiring-book boyfriend, worthy husband. A blogger by nature and a writer because she got tired of arguing with the voices in her head. She loves and lives the words on the page, whether writing them or reading them; her life is consumed by the worlds her head creates.

Her greatest wish is for readers to fall in love with her words as much as she loves writing them. She loves to create new worlds to explore and writing words that will take root in your soul.

Paranormal, New Adult, Romantic Comedy, Contemporary — there is not one box she fits in. She’s a rebel in the author world who writes what her head tells her even it jumps from genre to genre.

 

.Where to Find Billie Dale
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Sale and Giveaway – QUASI REDUX (Angelbound Origins Series) by Christina Bauer

 

Welcome to the blog tour for QUASI REDUX, the eighth book in the young adult fantasy/paranormal romance series, Angelbound Origins, by Christina Bauer

Welcome to the blog tour for QUASI REDUX, the eighth book in the young adult fantasy/paranormal romance series, Angelbound Origins, by Christina Bauer. See below for information on the book and series, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. For a limited time, all books in the series are on sale for just $2.99 each.

QUASI REDUX, the eighth book in the young adult fantasy/paranormal romance series, Angelbound Origins, by Christina Bauer

QUASI REDUX (Angelbound Origins Series #8) by Christina Bauer

About the Book
Title:
QUASI REDUX
Series: Angelbound Origins #8
Author: Christina Bauer
Publisher: Monster House Books
Release Date: September 29, 2020
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
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Synopsis
Myla Lewis has her life back. Wife. Mother. Queen. Great Scala. Queen of the Thrax. Yay! Then one day, Myla runs across a supernatural waterfall that makes her igni screech like crazy. Our heroine speaks the fateful words: some days, I wish I weren’t the Great Scala.

The waterfall grants her wish.

A moment later, Myla is back at Purgatory High. No husband. No child. No powers beyond her old quasi days. And without Myla around as the Great Scala, all quasis now live under Armageddon’s rule. That sucks. Hard. So Myla sneaks into Antrum—she simply must find Lincoln and figure this out. Once she arrives, two problems arise.

First, her husband doesn’t know her. At all.

Second, Lincoln is married to someone else.

Fuuuuuuu…

Angelbound Origins

About a quasi (part demon and part human) girl who loves kicking butt in Purgatory’s Arena

1. Angelbound
2. Scala
3. Acca
4. Thrax
5. The Dark Lands
6. The Brutal Time (2019)
7. Armageddon (already here, long story!)
8. Quasi Redux (2020)
Angelbound Offspring

The next generation takes on Heaven, Hell, and everything in between

1. Maxon
2. Portia
3. Zinnia (forthcoming)
4. Kaps (forthcoming)

5. Huntress (forthcoming)
Angelbound Lincoln

The Angelbound experience as told by Prince Lincoln

1. Duty Bound
2. Lincoln
3. Trickster (forthcoming)

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Book 0.5: DUTY BOUND
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Excerpt
Junk Punch

I step past the trio of thrax guards writhing on the ground.

Meh. They’ll live. Plus, it serves them right for trying to tackle me.

My best friend, Cissy, stares at the same scene. “This isn’t right,” she snaps. “Before you said and I quote, when we break into Antrum, there will be no fighting.”

“True, but that wasn’t a real battle. I just tripped those guards by mistake.”

Cissy rolls her eyes. “Myla, you punched that guy in the nuts.”

I give an eye roll right back. “Same difference. He’s down, isn’t he?”

Cissy shoots another nervous look at the guards, who remain passed out on the ground. Except for the junk-punch guy. He’s awake, just not moving yet.

Cissy narrows her eyes. “And why are we here again?”

“Because at this time of day, Lincoln will be training the young lords. I can catch up with him, easy peasy.”

Cissy nibbles her thumbnail. “And he’s your husband.”

“In another reality, yeah.”

“But he won’t know you here.”

“No.” My tail arcs over my shoulder. The arrowhead end points right at my face. I’ve seen this move before. “I know, bud. Cis is acting strangely.” I refocus on my friend. “I feel like we’ve covered all this before. Why do you keep asking the same questions?”

Cissy shifts her weight from foot to foot. “Just give me the plan one more time.”

“I’ll talk to my guy and all our troubles will end.” Cissy still looks skeptical, so I continue. “Lincoln is a rock. I haven’t changed; he hasn’t changed. Sure, there’s probably some spell on his memories and—just like you—he won’t know me right away.”

“I don’t remember you at all.”

“Doesn’t matter. Once I explain things, Lincoln will believe me. Then together, we’ll fix this mess.”

“So you say.” Cissy throws up her hands. “How can I be sure?”

“Here’s the deal. When it comes to me, you always have a healthy dose of skepticism, but I bulldoze you into things anyway. Come on, let’s go before the guards get mobile.”

And as I suspected, that speech works perfectly. Without another word, Cissy follows me as I step off to find Lincoln.

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QUASI REDUX, the eighth book in the young adult fantasy/paranormal romance series, Angelbound Origins, by Christina Bauer

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Author Christina Bauer

Author Christina Bauer

About the Author
Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers.

Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press.

Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby..

Where to Find Christina Bauer
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – MISTRESS OF DEATH by Kathryn Trattner

 

Welcome to the book blitz for MISTRESS OF DEATH, a standalone young adult/new adult fantasy romance, by Kathryn Trattner

Welcome to the book blitz for MISTRESS OF DEATH, a standalone young adult/new adult fantasy romance, by Kathryn Trattner. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. For a limited time, you can pick up the ebook for just $0.99.

MISTRESS OF DEATH, a standalone young adult/new adult fantasy romance, by Kathryn Trattner

MISTRESS OF DEATH by Kathryn Trattner

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: MISTRESS OF DEATH
Author: Kathryn Trattner
Release Date: August 22, 2020
Genre:
Young Adult/New Adult Fantasy Romance
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Synopsis
Love. Death. Revenge.

In the city of Telum, at the edge of a dying empire and divided by superstition, anything can be had for the right price.

Gabriel Mercer, raised in the shadow of the most famous assassin the city has ever known, wants nothing more than to make a name for herself. Taking a solo contract from an up and coming politician seems like the best way to make it happen.

The night Matthew, a police officer with a spotless record, discovers Gabriel unconscious his world changes. On opposite sides of the law the pair strike up a bargain that becomes harder and harder to keep as their attraction grows.

When the city starts to burn Gabriel will put everything she’s gained at risk for a chance at revenge. Even if it means her future going up in smoke.

 

 

 

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Excerpt #3
Gabriel shadowed Matthew, always several steps behind and a glance away. She had to press her way through the crowd, touching backs and arms, murmuring an apology when she stepped on a foot. People laughed, sang, talked, and mumbled over drinks and little finger foods. Gabriel recognized few of the faces she passed, knowing most had arrived without invitations and not caring.

Matthew chiseled his own path from the parlor through the formal dining room, around the edges of the ballroom and then another room devoted to a collection of delicate chairs wearing silk. He circled, searching, as if he could smell her through all the other scents and yet still could not pin her down.

In the ballroom people stood around the edges, packed shoulder to shoulder, watching the dancers. A new pair would join the twirl or drop out, but Matthew showed no interest in them.

In the crush between rooms, the people dancing before her and the long table covered in an ornate display of food at her back, Gabriel came as close as she’d been all night, within reach of his back.

Temptation, sin on the Right Bank, celebrated on the Left, beckoned.

He was surrounded, pressed between bodies, a flower between pages. Men and women shared skin and air as if personal space were a fiction invented by the insane. He stood motionless, facing the dancers, ignoring two giggling women behind him. They spoke, tittering voices pitched to reach his ears.

He’d been living inside her head, thoughts circling around the sound of his voice, the feel of his hands. The man had made himself impossible to forget as he paced up and down the block, watching the house and doing nothing for days. But he was an officer of the Right Bank; he wanted nothing but to turn her over for the assassination of Daniel Cyrus. She knew, was certain, there would never be anything there other than the black and white situation between them.

But below that knowledge was the want for something else; a look that meant something else, a reason for want beyond his occupation. Her desire to touch him was without meaning; she couldn’t explain it or justify it. It was just there, a feeling she couldn’t ignore.

This would be the only time she let herself give in. She pushed closer, forcing the giggling pair apart, a huff of irritation loud enough to turn heads. But Matthew didn’t turn. She half hoped he would. Excitement, trepidation tripped along taught nerves, her insides resonating with the high-pitched buzz in her head.

Now or never. Now. Never.

Reaching out, her balled fist relaxing one finger at time, she ran her hand up his spine. Thrilling at the contact, she tingled with warmth, lips parting.

His muscles stiffened.

Touching him had been a mistake.

She stepped behind the ladies, pushing into a boisterous group singing tavern songs. Gabriel picked up the words, her view blocked by a large gentleman to her right. His height and girth eclipsed her. He clapped her on the shoulder as she joined in, something about plump wenches and beer. She leaned back, chancing a look.

Scanning the crowd, Matthew stepped between the ladies, excusing himself as he bumped the brunette’s elbow. She giggled, doing her best to maintain his interest. Gabriel stepped back, out of the group, and circled Matthew until she was once again at his back.

Matthew searched, moving on to the dining area. He went around the laden table, plucking a bunch of grapes from a display of fruit. He ate them as he continued, an animal caged and circling the perimeter once more. Gabriel always just out of his line of sight.

With light pushing at the edges of night, he gave up, collecting his coat from a maid on the way out the door. Gabriel followed him through the dwindling crowds and down the front steps.

Walking with his head down, hands deep in his pockets, he shook his head. He paused, sending Gabriel skittering into the shelter of a doorway, and turned to survey the incandescent house.

Illuminated, his face held a bleak expression.

She kept to her shadow until he was out of sight.

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MISTRESS OF DEATH, a standalone young adult/new adult fantasy romance, by Kathryn Trattner

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Author Kathryn Trattner

Author Kathryn Trattner

About the Author
Kathryn Trattner has loved fairy tales, folk stories, and mythology all of her life. Her hands down favorites have always been East of the Sun, West of the Moon and the story of Persephone and Hades. When not writing or reading she’s traveling as much as possible and taking thousands of photos that probably won’t get edited later. She lives in Oklahoma with her wonderful partner, two very busy children, one of the friendliest dogs ever, and an extremely grumpy cat who doesn’t like anyone at all.

Want to hear about the latest release? Sign up for my newsletter Magical Mundane Madness at kathryn.substack.com

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Where to Find Kathryn Trattner
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – KATE by Charyse Allan

 

Welcome to the book blitz for KATE, a standalone new adult contemporary romance, by Charyse Allan

Welcome to the book blitz for KATE, a standalone new adult contemporary romance, by Charyse Allan. For a limited time, you can pick up the eBook for just $0.99. See below for information on the book, buy links, and exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

KATE, a standalone new adult contemporary romance, by Charyse Allan

KATE by Charyse Allan

About the Book – Only 99 Cents for a Limited Time!
Title: KATE
Author: Charyse Allan
Release Date: June 20, 2020
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
This book will have you feeling ALL THE FEELS and then some! You will be mad, sad, happy and on the edge of your seat.” – Sassy Southern Book Blog

After escaping her past, Kate builds her life around a single purpose: staying hidden. But when the unexpected threatens to unravel her tightly kept secrets, her will to remain alone falters.

Kate ran, planning to leave behind a shell of a life, giving herself strict rules to live by in order to keep the past hidden. But these rules have her trading one prison for another.

Then Kai sneaks into her life, shoving through her shields, getting her to break every one of her rules. An unexpected surprise threatens to unravel her secrets and strip away the control she fought so hard for. But she embraces it, diving into the unknown with Kai.

When her past catches up with her, she battles to keep those she has come to love protected, refusing to relent the strength she found within. But when stuck in a place she never wants to return to and with no chance of escape, she fears losing everything she’s allowed herself to cherish.

 

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Excerpt #2
Her gaze jumped between my eyes and lips, eyes and lips. My blood boiled. I was going to devour her. But I gritted my teeth to keep from doing so. I’d already gone to her over and over, made every move. It was about time she did the moving.

And she did.

Leaning over the armrest, she brushed her soft lips over mine. The sharp breath I sucked in couldn’t be stopped. Blood rushed through my veins, my pulse pounding in my ears. I wanted to gobble her up but again stayed my hand. She pulled back slightly, and I bit my cheek to keep from grabbing that braid and crushing my mouth back to hers.

“Oh, and I forgot to add, no more being a jackass,” she murmured against my lips, and my heart sang.

I fucking adored her.

I chuckled darkly, muttering, “Now that’s one thing I cannot abide,” before snaking that braid around my hand and brushing my lips against hers.

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KATE, a standalone new adult contemporary romance, by Charyse Allan, is on sale for just $0.99 for a limited time

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Author Charyse Allan

Author Charyse Allan

About the Author
Charyse published the first novel of the Valley of Death Series in 2014 and has published four books since. She is working toward her BA in Professional Writing through GCU. Now married to her best friend/high school sweetheart, they live in the sweltering heat of Arizona raising their four kiddos and two Goldens. She’s a bookaholic and chocoholic; her vices keep her sane, but YAH keeps her patient.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Charyse Allan
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – BOUNTY (Kaliya Sahni Series) by K.N. Banet

Welcome to the book blitz for BOUNTY, the first book in the adult urban fantasy series, Kaliya Sahni, by K.N. Banet

Welcome to the book blitz for BOUNTY, the first book in the adult urban fantasy series, Kaliya Sahni, by K.N. Banet. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. For a limited time, you can pick up the eBook for just $0.99.

Cover for BOUNTY, the first book in the adult urban fantasy series, Kaliya Sahni, by K.N. Banet

BOUNTY (Kaliya Sahni Series #1) by K.N. Banet

About the Book
Title:
BOUNTY
Series: Kaliya Sahni Series #1
Author: K.N. Banet
Release Date: March 13, 2020
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy
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Synopsis
Kaliya Sahni.
Tribunal Executioner. Bounty hunter. The last nagini.

Her reputation is larger than the desert she lives in.

Dangerous. Irresponsible. Antagonistic.

When a friend asks her to look into a supernatural bounty on a human, Kaliya finds herself taking the first steps into a conspiracy that had been in the shadows for nearly a decade. Too intrigued to get out before it’s too late, she dives straight into the deep end, ready to discover the truth.

When the mysterious bounty takes a personal turn, she knows there’s no turning back, no putting the lid back on the box.

It’s all or nothing in her world and Kaliya doesn’t like to lose.

 

 

 

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Teaser from BOUNTY, the first book in the adult urban fantasy series, Kaliya Sahni, by K.N. Banet

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Excerpt
“Why did you even come here?” I demanded, not moving.

“To see how my favorite Executioner was doing,” he said with that cold smile he was known for. “I figured if you saw me here first, you would be less inclined to try to kill me on the streets and lose your job. Consider it a courtesy call. I’m in Phoenix for work and would like to finish it and leave as soon as possible.” He turned and walked out of the bar, leaving me standing alone, everyone watching me.

“Kaliya…” Paden’s warning tone came out. “Maybe you do need to just head home and stay out of this.”

“Funny. I was thinking I needed to join this little hunt for a stupid human. Ten million is good money.” I grinned over my shoulder. I never gave Sinclair a free pass. He was in my city, and I was going to win this time. Less than twenty-four hours back in Phoenix, and things were getting interesting. This seemed like it was going to be the most fun the supernaturals of Phoenix were going to see for at least a decade.

Sinclair, The Board, Mygi Pharmaceuticals, and one human stuck in the middle of it.

“You could lose your job,” Paden reminded me, walking close to say it under his breath. “Kaliya, they warned you off Sinclair fifteen years ago, the last time Cassius was able to get him to stand in front of the Tribunal.”

“He’s in my city,” I reminded my friend. “He wants to play? We’ll play.”

I walked out. I didn’t intend to follow Sinclair, but I needed to get home so I could start hacking into Mygi’s system. I needed to know what he knew if I had any chance of beating him to the prize. If this Raphael Alvarez knew anything important to my personal case, I couldn’t let that fucking vampire make him disappear.

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Teaser from BOUNTY, the first book in the adult urban fantasy series, Kaliya Sahni, by K.N. Banet

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Adult Urban Fantasy Author K.N. Banet

Author K.N. Banet

About the Author
K.N. Banet loves to read books that make people cry. She likes to write books that make people cry (and she wants to hear about it). She’s a firm believer that nothing and no one in this world is perfect, and she enjoys exploring those imperfections–trying to make the characters seem real on the page and not just in her head.
She might just be crazy, though. Her characters think so, but this can’t be confirmed.

You can find her reverse harem works under Kristen Banet!

Check out her social media to catch what’s going on in the worlds inside her head. She drops teasers, new covers, and opens ARC reader slots through her Facebook group, The Banet Pride.

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Where to find K.N. Banet
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – OATH SWORN (Jacky Leon Series) by K.N. Banet

Welcome to the book blitz for OATH SWORN, the first book in the adult urban fantasy series, Jacky Leon, by K.N. Banet

Welcome to the book blitz for OATH SWORN, the first book in the adult urban fantasy series, Jacky Leon, by K.N. Banet. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. For a limited time, you can pick up the eBook for just $0.99.

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OATH SWORN (Jacky Leon Series #1) by K.N. Banet

About the Book
Title:
OATH SWORN
Series: Jacky Leon Series #1
Author: K.N. Banet
Release Date: July 15, 2019
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy
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Synopsis
Jacky Leon isn’t someone who goes looking for trouble. She owns a bar, pays her taxes, and serves her drinks cold outside a small town in Texas. The fact that she’s a werecat is just something she’s had to live with. Alone in her territory, she’s lived a secretive life for six years: under the radar, avoiding her past and the baggage that comes with it.

Trouble finds Jacky, though, in the form of an eleven year old girl and a werewolf turf war just outside her borders. Forced to honor an ancient treaty and the Laws of the supernatural world, Jacky swears an oath to protect Carey Everson, the human daughter of a local werewolf Alpha from Dallas.

When his enemies come after Jacky and her charge, she’s going to have to embrace the more dangerous side of who and what she is. She’s going to have to challenge the very Laws that govern her kind.

And nothing is going to stop her from honoring her word.

 

 

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Excerpt
I waited for her to load in, then went to the back door, keeping my eyes down respectfully. I couldn’t pose a threat to them now, not if they were taking me to the wolf I needed to see.

“You were prettier in the pictures, Jacky. Less…battered.” His voice was like a smooth brandy, somewhat chilled, and very secure, brimming with an arrogant element of confidence. I looked up to see the wolf next to me and found myself looking into the grey-blue eyes I already knew well.

Heath Everson was right next to me, and he didn’t look pleased to see me.

“Where’s my daughter?” he demanded.

I sat stunned for a moment. There were a couple of problems that kept me from getting my brain to function properly.

One, I wasn’t used to the power that filled the air around me. This wolf was powerful. It was in his scent. It was in his posture, leaning back half against the seat and half on the far door, with one arm stretched out over the back, which he could use to grab the back of my neck if I wasn’t careful. He’d positioned himself carefully, with his long legs stretched out into my leg space, an obvious play that I had no personal space he cared to respect.

Two, he was disarmingly good-looking. He hadn’t seemed like that in the pictures I had seen of him, quietly sitting in the back. His smiles in those had been soft. The one I was confronted with was sharp. He wasn’t a rugged man like most werewolves I’d seen. He was classically beautiful, with a sharpness that made me uncomfortable. The only thing about him that wasn’t styled to perfection was his hair, which looked like he’d run his hand through it too many times. It fell over his face, framing his dastardly grey-blue eyes. And that was all before I got to his broad shoulders, encased in a crisp black suit. He didn’t look like a man who was fighting for his life. Not in the slightest.

Three…well, it was time for me to tell him that his daughter was taken from me, and I was pretty certain he would try to kill me after that.

“Start talking, Jacky.” He didn’t remove his eyes from me as the SUV got moving.

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Teaser from OATH SWORN, the first book in the adult urban fantasy series, Jacky Leon, by K.N. Banet

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Adult Urban Fantasy Author K.N. Banet

Author K.N. Banet

About the Author
K.N. Banet loves to read books that make people cry. She likes to write books that make people cry (and she wants to hear about it). She’s a firm believer that nothing and no one in this world is perfect, and she enjoys exploring those imperfections–trying to make the characters seem real on the page and not just in her head.
She might just be crazy, though. Her characters think so, but this can’t be confirmed.

You can find her reverse harem works under Kristen Banet!

Check out her social media to catch what’s going on in the worlds inside her head. She drops teasers, new covers, and opens ARC reader slots through her Facebook group, The Banet Pride.

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Where to find K.N. Banet
Goodreads | WebsiteFacebook | Facebook Group | Instagram

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – DARKNESS (Freya Snow Series) by L.C. Mawson

Welcome to the book blitz for DARKNESS, the 15th book in the adult urban fantasy series, Freya Snow, by L.C. Mawson

Welcome to the book blitz for DARKNESS, the 15th book in the adult urban fantasy series, Freya Snow, by L.C. Mawson. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. For a limited time, you can pick up HUNT, book 1 in the series, for free.

Cover to DARKNESS, the 15th book in the adult urban fantasy series, Freya Snow, by L.C. Mawson

DARKNESS (Freya Snow Series #15) by L.C. Mawson

About the Book
Title: DARKNESS
Series: Freya Snow Series #15
Author: L.C. Mawson
Release Date: March 27, 2020
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy
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Synopsis
Freya thought her fight was over.

She was wrong.

After finally defeating Lord Uther, Freya fell into a holding pattern. With her husband and daughter gone, there was nothing for her to do except wait for change.

But when her girlfriend lights a rescue beacon, it becomes apparent that all is not as quiet as Freya thought.

And saving those she cares about might mean facing the darkness that has always plagued her…

DARKNESS is the fifteenth and final book in the Freya Snow urban fantasy series, which starts out as YA and follows Freya’s magical adventures through to university and into adulthood. If you like kick-ass, sarcastic heroines, immersive magical worlds beneath our own, and love that crosses the lines of magical feuds, then you’ll be instantly hooked on L.C. Mawson’s fast-paced urban fantasy series.

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Excerpt #2
Sarah led Freya down to the main city, in the centre of which was a large, circular building.

They headed through the main door, where many other Witches were passing through in both directions.

As they entered the building, Freya saw that they were in a large corridor, with portals lining the walls on either side.

“Come on,” Sarah signed, leading Freya, Damon and Alex deeper into the winding corridor. “The portal we need is down here.”

Freya nodded as she realised that the corridor was forming a spiral, leading them to the heart of the building.

She expected Sarah to stop at one of the portals.

But no, they kept going.

Eventually, they reached what Freya figured must be the heart of the building, and the corridor ended in a door.

Sarah stepped over to the door before taking a dagger from her belt and drawing it across her palm.

She then reached out to the door, smearing the blood from her palm across the dark wood.

Once she pulled her hand away, the blood glowed white and then disappeared from the door before it clicked open.

Sarah led them through to a circular room, with just enough room for four portals.

“This place is really seriously protected, huh?” Alex asked as she regarded the portal Sarah stepped towards.

Sarah nodded. “Everyone thinks of Witches as scholars and healers. A reminder that the largest coven in the world was built on a foundation of blood is one that is kept close to the chest.”

“Why haven’t they just gotten rid of it?”

“Because the reminder is still important, even if we don’t want other factions using it against us. Now, come on. Our destination is through here.”

She stepped through the portal and Freya followed.

Alex and Damon arrived just behind her, into the barren stretch of land that ended in cliffs across three sides, and a large wall on the other, with no entry or exit aside from the portal.

“What is this place?” Freya asked as she walked over the dry and broken ground.

Her sense of nature was dull here, as if there was no life.

“The Amazons were founded here,” Sarah signed. “Back when magic was not so closely guarded, they were attacked by Humans. This island used to be attached to the mainland, but the Amazons killed their attackers and used their blood to cause the island to break away.”

Alex shuddered. “Their blood? You can use Humans as spell components?”

Damon nodded before Sarah could answer. “Most magical organisations and communities have outlawed the practice, but this was millennia ago.”

“Still,” Sarah signed, “it was not becoming of Witches. Nothing more can grow on this land and the Amazons have never tried to reverse the damage, lest they forget the price of their freedom, and where conflicts will inevitably lead if allowed to fester.”

She turned to Freya. “Death permeates this place. If there is anywhere that you can call to him, it will be here.”

Freya nodded before closing her eyes, trying to focus on her memories of her great-grandfather, trying to call to him.

“Death?” she asked, her voice barely coming out as a whisper, afraid that he might remain silent. “I’m here. Please, answer me.”

But there was no reply.

A crackle of Dark Energy sounded next to her and Freya turned to see the dark lightning racing over Damon’s skin, his eyes glowing red.

“Damon,” Alex said softly, but he shook his head.

“Uther has my daughter, Alex. And this clearly isn’t working.”

Freya stepped forward, but then stopped, not wanting to get too close.

Sure that he wouldn’t want her to.

“We’ll get her back,” Freya promised.

Damon met her gaze and for just a moment, she could swear that she could feel him through their marriage bond again.

It had never completely faded, but it was so faint that it might as well have.

But not now.

No, now she could feel his anguish as acutely as her own.

But then Damon looked away and the moment was gone.

Freya was partly glad he had looked away. She’d never liked making eye contact, and she would have had to do the same in a moment anyway.

But feeling the bond again…

She sighed at herself. She hadn’t felt the bond that strong in almost two years.

Probably because feeling it like that was impossible now.

No, she’d probably just imagined it out of a desperate want to connect with him again.

“You should try to call Death again,” Damon eventually said.

Freya nodded before turning away from him.

She was certain that it wouldn’t work this time, just as it hadn’t the last two times, but still she called out, hoping with everything she had that she was wrong.

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Author L.C. Mawson

Author L.C. Mawson

About the Author
Some say she’s an ancient creature of nightmare that was unleashed from beneath the ocean, come to devour the souls of men. Others say that she’s a cosmic being from the beyond the stars that has taken corporeal form to learn our ways for some unknown end…

In truth, L.C. Mawson lives in a tower in the middle of a haunted forest, far from civilisation and is definitely (probably?) not a witch who curses those who trespass upon her land. And she definitely cannot turn into a dragon that flies over cities in the dead of night and whose cries are often mistaken for an approaching storm. Where did you hear that? That’s absurd…

The only contact she has with humanity is publishing a book once a month, which is definitely just for fun and not part of an ancient contract with a trickster god..

Where to Find L.C. Mawson
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Book Blitz – Excerpt – THE CURSED CROWN (The Darker Woods Series) by May Sage and Alexi Blake

THE CURSED CROWN Special Promo

Welcome to the book blitz/special promo for THE CURSED CROWN, the first book in the epic fantasy series, The Darker Woods, by USA Today bestselling author May Sage and Alexi Blake, releasing December 1, 2020. See below for information on the book, preorder links, the exclusive excerpt, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR. For a limited time, you can preorder the eBook for just $0.99!

THE CURSED CROWN (The Darker Woods Series #1) by May Sage and Alexi Blake

THE CURSED CROWN (The Darker Woods Series #1) by May Sage and Alexi Blake

About the Book – Preorder Now for Just $0.99!
Title:
 THE CURSED CROWN
Series: The Darker Woods Series #1
Author: May Sage and Alexi Blake
Publisher: Twisted Mirth Press
Release Date: December 1, 2020
Genre: Epic Fantasy
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Synopsis
My lips hitch up an inch as the hulking, slender man bends down to whisper in my ear. “A divided kingdom without a leader is weak. You will fall. You will fail. You will all die without my kindness, little girl.” He expects me to falter, shiver, and drop my gaze to the ground like the flock of gentry buzzing around him.  My eyes widen in feigned dismay. “Kindness? Why did no one think to tell me you had any?” I have to allow him that one concession: Rydekar is fun to tease.  He doesn’t even smile. I don’t think anyone has taunted him. “I have none. You will beg nonetheless.”  I just may, in his dreams. And in my nightmares. 

No one was ever born less suited to ruling than Rissa, the thorn of the seelie realm—a half-fae so wild she’s spent the better part of a hundred years in the woods. 

For all her flaws, she’s the last of the high court bloodline, and the southern king seems to think that’s reason enough to slap a crown on her feathered head. He needs her to unify the seelie forces. She needs him to forget about that nonsense. 

In an effort to aid her people without condemning herself to a lifetime of misery, she sets off on a journey to find the one person with a stronger claim to the throne than hers: the cursed prince. Sealed in the mountains of the Wilderness, under many spells, the heir of the first seelie queen is the only royal strong enough to protect the fae lands from their immortal invaders.

Surviving the untamed tribes and awakening a thousand-year-old prince seem a lot easier than ruling an entire kingdom where everyone hates her very nature.

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Excerpt
The first time the high king sent hunters after me, I terrified them, drowning them in the depths of their worst nightmare. I can get rather bored in the forest, and their fear entertained me for a day or two. 

The second time, I was less kind. Instead of a handful of men, he sent two dozen. Half returned home, none of them whole. 

I am no simple beast foreign kings can summon at their leisure. I am no weakling to bow to the will of another court. 

I am a nightmare. 

Half a nightmare, if one wishes to be technical about it. No one does, however. The folk like to conveniently forget that I am part gentry. 

Half a nightmare. Half a child of the Court of Sunlight. Entirely wild. 

I didn’t expect a third assault. I should have. I may have met Rydekar Bane only once, but it’s enough to understand what kind of king ascended to the throne of Tenebris.

A single rider enters my woods this time. Just one man on a pale horse. Yet I bristle. The stems growing inside my veins, sprouting out of my pores, crawl along my arm, protectively wrapping me under their thorns. I feel the feathers on my shoulders flutter.

One rider on a pale horse, yet I am afraid. 

 It isn’t in my nature to fear anything. My instincts aren’t prepared for it. Am I to flee like prey? Am I to remain to await my fate? Prepare to fight?

I’m so lost I end up doing nothing at all. I’m still perched atop the sturdiest branch of the ash tree I’ve claimed as my home when he appears, standing alone.

Rydekar.

Somehow, I never expected that he’d come in person. Not here.

The first time we met, it was in the dazzling light of the Crystal Keep, right at the core of Court of Sunlight. I was but a child, but already, I knew a predator when I saw one. I knew a fellow monster, too.

A hundred years have passed, and nothing has changed at all. He wears layers of black, fashioned in a parody of a court outfit. He cannot fool me. His clothes are light and easy to move in, yet reinforced with spells and iron casts. This is a set of armor if I’ve ever seen one. 

His hair falls in waves, coating him in a golden halo. Of the number of weapons in his arsenal, his beauty is perhaps the most insidious. From the way he smiles at me as he saunters, there’s no doubt that he knows how to make use of it. 

“I see you’re tired of sending underlings for me to play with,” I say lightly, eyes closed.

Rydekar chuckles. “They tell me you’re a tricky beast to hunt, precious. I thought I’d give it a try. I rather like the chase.” 

I don’t doubt it. “What do you want, Bane?”

I will not call him king, highness, or anything of the sort. His dominion ends at the border of my woods.

Rydekar is lord in the south, on unseelie territory. The Darker Woods are on seelie land, and answer to no one. 

No one except me.

“What does any fae want?” 

“A beating heart for dinner? Endless, boundless entertainment? No, I know.” I glance down at him. “Better clothes. Well, I don’t share my tailor. Find your own.”

His laugh is music, another trap meant to endear him to me.

“Power, Rissa. I want more power.”

I roll my eyes. “And you’ve come here to seek it?” I gesture around me, to the peaceful clearing. 

“Come down, precious.” His voice is sickly sweet, wrapping around me like a cloak.

He aims to seduce me, and if I were any weaker, he might manage, too. 

Weaker, or stupider.

“I’m quite content up here, thank you, Bane.”

He sighs with a feigned sadness that makes me smile. “I would prefer not to be forced to make you obey me, Rissa, precious.”

I laughs so hard I nearly fall off the branch. “Make me?”

No one has ever made me do anything, not as a child, and certainly not now. Some tried. Pixie nurses, imp maids and an endless stream of tutors hired to bleed the wilderness out of me. 

That I now live alone in the woods shows just how proficient they were in their endeavor.

“Make you,” he repeats, ever so softly. “I would prefer for us to have a partnership, if we could. But I’ll get what I’m here for either way.”

“Will you, now?” I practically purr.

He’s so very delightful. I haven’t had this much fun in an age.

I do leap down from the tree, if only because I want him to regret asking for it.

He saw me as a child in the Court of Sunlight, back when I hid the nightmare within me. There was only a hint of me showing through, back then. 

Now, I’m another creature. 

In the light of the moon, my complexion is sky blue, like that of a drowned corpse. The feathers grow right out of my shoulders, like the twisted twigs on my arms and legs. 

Back then, I wore long sleeves, hiding what I am as best I could. I’m dressed in a midnight spider silk so fine he might even see through it in this light. 

Rydekar’s violet eyes take me in, from my dirty, bare feet to my eyes, stopping on every feather, every thorn. 

Then he smiles, takes one step forward, and snatches my hand before I can recoil. “There you are, precious.” 

I’m so stunned I let go of my power, and feel the nightmare drain out of my skin. My hand is as warm as his, and has returned to the shade it dons when I’m not defending myself. It’s just like his. The twigs and flowers have retreated back inside my veins, and my feathers still.

In this moment, I hate him. He’s taken my shield without any effort. 

“What do you want?” I repeat. This time, it sounds like a threat.

Rydekar is done smiling. He’s dropped the pretense, his eyes flashing with a raw need. I am getting a glimpse of the monster beneath his mask. “You,” he tells me. “Where you belong.” 

I snatch my hand back. 

He dares? He dares! 

I’m about to lash out, pushing every drop of magic in my blood to maim him.

He concludes his insult. “On the throne of Denarhelm.”

“You’re a spineless, worthless waste of space.”

He shrugs. “I’ve heard worse.”

“Get out of my woods. I’ll gladly flay you alive if you stay.” And I mean every word, though killing him here would start a war. 

“Unlikely, but I’d enjoy your attempt.”

Attempt? I could—and would—end him with little effort. I imagine freezing him in place and extracting every drop of pain and agony from his mind.

“Alfheimr is raising an army, Rissa. Now that the strongest among us have left, we’re vulnerable. Hundreds of thousands of men are arming themselves, and they’ll march on your kingdom first. It’s easy pickings. I could claim it tomorrow if I so wished.”

“There is no throne of Denarhelm,” I reply, gritting my teeth. 

The seelie kingdom has long been divided into the thirteen minor courts. The last high queen ruling over them all left the throne vacant for good reasons. While I do have her blood in my veins, even suggesting that I could claim it is preposterous—and cruel.

The Court of Sunlight didn’t even want me to take my father’s place upon his passing. I hadn’t harbored any desire to rule, but the rejection had cut deep. 

The thirteen courts would never bow to me.

I could make them, if I so wish. But I don’t.  

My lips hitch up an inch at the thought of forcing the thirteen courts to their knees. 

I’m so lost in my fantasy, I don’t see the hulking, slender man bending down to me until he whispers in my ear. “A divided kingdom without a leader is weak. You will fall. You will fail. You will all die without my kindness, little girl.”

He expects me to falter, shiver, and drop my gaze to the ground, like the flock of gentry buzzing around him. 

My eyes widen in feigned dismay. “Kindness? Why did no one think to tell me you had any?”

I have to allow him this one concession: Rydekar is fun to tease. 

He doesn’t even smile. I don’t think anyone has taunted him. “I have none. You will beg nonetheless.” 

I just may, in his dreams. And in my nightmares. 

“Get out of here,” I repeat.

This time, to my surprise, he complies, walking back to his silver-white warhorse. “I’ve said my piece. When the time is right, send word. I’ll arrange for your coronation.”

I’m confused and out of sorts. He’s leaving, after all this? 

I don’t understand him. What would he have to gain if I do as he wishes? Wanting a stronger enemy in the north doesn’t make sense.

He looks back at me, and smiles one last time. “You were right, you know. I’ll steal your tailor.” 

That’s a promise and a threat.

I don’t doubt he knows I make my own clothes. There’s no one else around, and nothing much else to do with my time. 

Without another word, the infuriating high king of the unseelie is gone.

 

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Author May Sage

Author May Sage

About the Author
May Sage is a USA Today bestselling romance writer dabbling in different genres, although the readers who follow every series know they’re all related.

When she isn’t writing, she spends her time with her German Shepherd, her two Savannahs, and her black rescue cat, in England. She loves reading, ballet, running, and cake. Mostly, cake.

Follow her on Facebook or join her newsletter for the latest update.

 

 

 

 

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Author Alexi Blake

Author Alexi Blake

About the Author
After publishing for several years under another, not-so-secret name, she decided to start an adventure with this a fantasy romance pen!

 

 

 

 

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Release Day + Giveaway – LOVE TO HATE HER (Wild Minds Series) by J. Saman

LOVE TO HATE HER Release Day

Today is release day for LOVE TO HATE HER, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Wild Minds, by USA Today bestselling author, J. Saman. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR, and details on her giveaway. For a limited time, you can pick up the eBook for just $0.99.

LOVE TO HATE HER (Wild Minds Series #1) by J. Saman

LOVE TO HATE HER (Wild Minds Series #1) by J. Saman

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: LOVE TO HATE HER
Series: Wild Minds #1
Author: J. Saman
Release Date: February 27, 2020
Genre:
 Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
A rare moment of weakness.  A burning desire impossible to deny. Forbidden words I should never have spoken.  

Seven years ago, I confessed my darkest secret to my brother’s girlfriend. When she broke up with him and walked out of our lives, she took my secret with her.

But, with my band set to go on tour around the world, I have a problem. I need a nanny for my autistic daughter. And unfortunately, Viola Starr, my brother’s ex, is the perfect fit. Now, there is no escaping her. Or our past. Especially when my brother seems determined to win her back.

Five months and she’ll be out of my life again. Five months of ignoring lingering, heated glances.  The fire she draws out of me. The way she loves my daughter.

Five months… And my world is about to come crashing down around me.

 

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Excerpt
Can I ask you something else? 

Shoot.

Did the crowd swarming the hotel and bus bother you?

Is he kidding me? Of course, it bothered me. 

Women–and I’m talking hundreds of them–mobbed the front and back entrance of the hotel, clamoring not just for their favorite band, but for the elusive Jasper Diamond himself. 

They were crazed. They overran the bus. It was like those videos you see of when The Beatles first came to America. Girls were screaming and crying and thrusting not only band t-shirts out, but their tits too. 

It was so insane that eventually the guys did step off the bus just so Adalyn and I could safely get into the hotel without being mobbed. 

I knew they were famous. We wouldn’t be here if they weren’t. But I hadn’t witnessed much of it until now. I’ve mostly been hidden away from it, off with Adalyn doing our own thing. This was eye-opening in the worst and best possible way. 

Why do you ask?

You made a face, and it was the first time on the tour it’s happened like that. Where fans swarmed us like that, I mean.  

Are you referring to your harem of obsessed women? Why on earth would that bother me?

The message bubble appears almost instantly, and I roll to my side, my phone clutched in both hands, an unstoppable smile still clinging dumbly to my face. 

I like this way too much to stop. 

Even stupid banter and easy back and forth is better than evil eyes and long, lingering stares that make me simultaneously want to throw up and crawl out of my skin. 

And because it’s late, and I’m so f-ing tired, and he texted first, and I feel like being snarky, and it’s taking him forever to reply, and I obviously need a million excuses, I write, In fact, why aren’t you out with any of them? I’m sure they’d love another chance at The Jasper Diamond. Sexy man and supreme rock god. 

The dots dance before they disappear only to start again and disappear once more before they do their thing one final time and then his words appear on my screen. Not interested in any of them. And I’d prefer it if you’d call me sexy god and supreme rock man. Has a more realistic touch to it, don’t you think?

I snort out a laugh, rolling my eyes. 

Seems a bit arrogant and inaccurate to me. I’m not sure I’d call you sexy god. Sexy man was already pushing it, but maybe you should run that one by some of those girls who were screaming for you earlier. They might have a different opinion than mine. 

Don’t want their opinion. Yours is the only one I want, and the only one that matters.

I stare at his words for longer than I should, doing everything I can not to read into them. Rolling onto my stomach, I prop myself up with my elbows, clutching my phone just a little too tightly. I don’t know what to say to that. What to write back. 

He is a sexy god. Insanely so. Everything about him sets my blood on fire.

Those girls will be devastated to hear that.

He replies instantly, and that flutter in my belly spreads, shooting sparks across my skin. If I didn’t know you better, I’d think you were jealous. 

Maddeningly.

Why would I be?

You have no reason to be. They’re just girls. 

And I’m just the nanny. 

You’re not just the nanny. You’re my nanny, Viola. 

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Author J. Saman

Author J. Saman

About the Author
J. Saman loves all types of novels, but finds herself always going back to writing/reading romances. She’s addicted to Diet Coke and sour candy, and swears way too much. She’s an admitted lover of picking at old wounds, second chance romances, love triangles and the perfect amount of angst . She writes smart, strong women and sexy alpha (slightly nerdy) men who have a softer side.

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