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Free Rom-Com—Shopping for a Billionaire (Book 1, Shopping for a Billionaire series)

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Author: Julia Kent
Release Date:  June 2, 2014
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance
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When mystery shopper Shannon Jacoby meets billionaire Declan McCormick with her hand down a toilet in the men’s room of one of his stores, it’s love at first flush in this hilarious new romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Julia Kent.

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Excerpt

Whoosh! Whoosh! I flush both urinals, then rush over to toilet #1. Whoosh! I stand in front of the stall to #2 and get ready to flush that one.

I’m in my own little world and let my guard down to ponder the question. I am also exhausted and most definitely not in top form, because I let a few seconds go by before realizing that someone is coming in the bathroom. Out of the corner of my eye I see a business shoe, and that becomes a blur as I scurry into one of the stalls and shut the door.

Heart pounding, I stare at the dented back of the stall door. Then I look down. Chipped red nail polish peeks up at me from my open-toed navy shoe. Aside from being outed as a transgendered person in here, there’s no plausible reason why any men’s room stall occupant should have red toenails.

I quickly scramble to perch myself on the toilet, feet planted firmly on either side of the rim, squatting over the open bowl like I am giving birth. Because I am genetically incapable of balance—ever—and as my heart slams against my chest so hard it might as well be playing a djembe, I lean carefully forward with one arm against the back of the stall door, the other clutching my phone.

The unmistakable sound of a man taking a whizz echoes through the bathroom. I can’t help myself and look through the tiny crack in the door.

It’s Mr. Sex in a Suit, his back to me. Thank goodness, because if I got a full-frontal shot right now, then how would I answer the “aesthetically pleasing” question from a strictly professional standpoint?

The tiny bit of shifting I do to peer through the crack makes my right foot slip, and I make a squeaking sound, then lose my grip on my phone as my arm flails.

Ka-PLUNK!

You know that sound, right? I know, and you know, that I’ve just dropped my smartphone in the toilet, but he thinks the man—he assumes it’s a man—in here just delivered something the size of a two-hundred-year-old turtle into the toilet.

I look down. My phone is still glowing, open to the question “Is the bathroom aesthetically pleasing?”

Author Bio:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. 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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Book Tour & Giveaway| Wading Through Shallow Water

Wading Through Shallow Water
by Toni Morrow Wyatt
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Bookstore owner, Dee Dee Montgomery, was born with a gift. Not only does she
possess magical powers, she is able to tell the history of an object
by touching it. Fiercely independent, the last thing Dee Dee is
looking for is love.
Whenauthor, Alex Winter, loses his wife to cancer shortly after the birth
of their son, writing becomes his therapy. His book, Moving Past the
Hurt, spurs a book signing tour, which leads him to Dee Dee’s
bookstore.
Just when Dee Dee’s world is about to turn into a fairy tale, a tragic
accident rips it all away.
Kate Waterhouse, Alex’s ex-sister-in-law, pops into town as things are
falling apart, bringing her handsome, arrogant brother, Blake.
Determined to claim what she believes is rightfully hers, Kate must locate her
family’s Book of Shadows. As Kate’s evil plot unfolds, leaving lives
on the line, Dee Dee must face the Waterhouse siblings or risk losing
everyone she loves.
Toni Morrow Wyatt grew up in a small town in Illinois. Her love of reading
and writing was the greatest gift her mother gave her. In later
years, she opened her own independent book business named, Kindred
Books. In 2006, she folded the business and moved to the San
Antonio/Boerne, Texas area, where she lived for three years. Her
newest novel, Wading Through Shallow Water is set there.
Her flash fiction piece, “A Knock of Chance” was published in From
the Depths literary journal in 2012. Her first novel, Return to Rocky
Gap quickly followed. Her award winning short story, Spuds Dawson Has
His Day was published in the Belle Reve Literary Journal. Her young
adult suspense/mystery, A Killing Among Friends, was released in
2015. You can also find it in Twisted: A Thriller Collection. Last
year, she released A Walk Between the Winds, which was co-authored
with her mother, Margaret Chism Morrow.
When not writing, she devotes her time to her family, reading as much as she
possibly can, and research. She currently lives in North Carolina
with her husband and two sons.
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Book Blitz| Mating Games (Wolf Hollow Shifters, #2)

Mating Games
Nikki Jefford
(Wolf Hollow Shifters, #2)
Publication date: February 13th 2018
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

A FEMALE GUARDING HER HEART . . .

Hot-tempered, agile, and jaded, Jordan spurns the match her father is pushing between her and the swaggering mammoth, Raider. She’d happily let one of her fawning sisters take him, but her packmates are taking bets on who Raider will ultimately claim. Jordan wants nothing to do with the insufferable beast . . . until he saves her life.

A MALE CARRYING THE WEIGHT OF HIS PACK . . .

All brawn and no brains, that’s what most male shifters think when they see Raider. The females treat him as a strong, attractive prize they want to sink their claws into. Only one female avoids him, which is fine with him until they are paired up for patrol. The hot-blooded she-wolf doesn’t have to like him, but she’ll have to find a way to perform her duties.

ENTANGLED IN A WEB OF DECEIT . . . AND DESIRE

When Jordan’s life is threatened, along with several packmates, the mating games take a dangerous turn.

Something sinister is happening in Wolf Hollow and outside forces threaten the impassioned bond forming between two shifters fated to be together.

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A figure flew around the bend, emerging through the thicket on two long legs. Jordan screeched in surprise when she saw him directly in her path. Seconds later, her eyebrows slashed across her forehead angrily as she regained her composure. As Raider shifted, crouched on the ground, she spun around to avoid seeing him naked.

Jordan kept her back to him. “What were you doing snarling in the middle of the trail like a mad wolf?” she demanded, gesturing with her arms.

She looked ridiculous addressing the trees rather than facing Raider as he stood and dusted himself off.

“What were you doing crashing through the forest like a vulhena on the attack?” Raider fired back.

Jordan whipped around, mouth agape as though indignant. With her jaw clenched, she shot him an incredulous look that faded as her eyes slid south, inch by inch, as though drawn down against her will. Her gaze brushed over him where the wind did not. It slid down his chest and slipped further yet, to his thighs and the hardness between.

A moment of pride swept over Raider when he caught the whites of her eyes as they widened right before they snapped up and met his. Her cheeks flushed bright red. She twisted around, causing dust to rise around her ankles with her speed. His cock tightened and pulsed at the sight of her pert back end, as though she’d turned in offering rather than aversion.

Normally not one to taunt, Raider couldn’t help himself now. “Don’t tell me you’ve turned shy, Jordan. It’s not like you haven’t seen a cock before… Well, maybe not one this big.”

Author Bio:

Victoria James is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance.

Victoria always knew she wanted to be a writer and in grade five, she penned her first story, bound it (with staples and a cardboard cover) and did all the illustrations herself. Luckily, this book will never see the light of day again.

In high school she fell in love with historical romance and then contemporary romance. After graduating University with an English Literature degree, Victoria pursued a degree in Interior Design and then opened her own business. After her first child, Victoria knew it was time to fulfill her dream of writing romantic fiction.

Victoria is a hopeless romantic who is living her dream, penning happily-ever-after’s for her characters in between managing kids and the family business. Writing on a laptop in the middle of the country in a rambling old Victorian house would be ideal, but she’s quite content living in suburbia with her husband, their two young children, and very bad cat.

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Book Tour: The Triandine Saga

Prophecy’s Queen
Prequel to the Triadine Saga
by Timothy Bond
Genre: Epic Fantasy
158 pages
“Readers compare him to David Eddings and Brandon Sanderson.”
In this prequel to the epic fantasy series The Triadine Saga, we follow
the Elven Princess Rozlynn as she struggles with her role in The
Prophecy and what she must do to keep the world from falling into
darkness.
This is a story of love and conflict, personal growth, and freedom to
choose your own destiny. The world of Elves, Dwarves, and humans, is
inexorably tied to magic, wizards, and dragons, as the battle of good
versus evil, light versus darkness, wages on.
Will Rozlynn make the sacrifices and the choices necessary to ensure that
The Prophecy stays on the right path? Will her sister, the Elven
Queen, prevent her from making her own choice? Will Rozlynn’s love
for an Elven Hunter betray her and lead her astray?
Join us and find out this and much more, in Prophecy’s Queen.
The Watcher’s Keep
The Triadine Saga Book 1
654 pages
A thousand years has passed since the war which nearly destroyed the
world. Elves, Dwarves and men have become isolated and distrustful of
one another. Evil once again grows strong and threatens to send the
world into darkness forever.
Are the twins really The Children of Prophecy? Is their quest to recover
the Triadine an impossible task? Will the world fall into darkness
under the control of the evil wizard Khollaran?
An epic fantasy adventure quest, with world building like Jordan,
Goodkind or Eddings. Twists and turns, intrigue and magic, wizards,
dragons and more.
The Dragon Rises
The Triadine Saga Book 2
418 pages
In this continuation of the epic fantasy The Watcher’s Keep, the battle
between good and evil continues. Goblins are growing in strength and
boldness, venturing into the world to battle both men and dwarves.
The elves continue to be locked away in seclusion allowing caution
and betrayal to guide them to their destiny.
The last dragon grows in power as his ancestral memories awaken,
challenging the Dark Wizard for domination over the evil forces in
the world, while building his own kingdom and establishing himself as
the supreme deity.
The twins — Peter and Alexandra — continue to battle through one
challenge after another to understand their role in The Prophecy and
assemble the missing pieces of the fabled Triadine, a weapon of
unequaled power, which is the only means to defeat the Dark Wizard
and his growing army.
Humans continue to be driven by greed and power, fortune and arrogance,
and alliances shift with the blowing winds.
Who will come out on top? Will the Children of the Prophecy fulfill their
destiny, or will darkness overcome light and plunge the world into a
thousand years of pain and suffering.
A Kingdom Fallen
The Triadine Saga Book 3
In this continuation of
the epic fantasy series–The Triadine Saga–Peter is
desperately in love with the beautiful Lady Olivia. After rescuing
her from the Goblins and the Brotherhood of Khall, he is hopeful that
she will return his love, though she believes she owes her salvation
to another man.
Alexandra has been
captured by the Gaerwitch, a Wiccan Sorceress who can be either
friend or foe. She was instrumental in assisting Princess
Rozlynn in Prophecy’s Queen, which ultimately led
to the birth of the twins and the death of Alexandra’s mother.
The separate armies of
the Pulat, Al-Ashal and the Dark Wizard grow stronger every day, as
the world grows closer to another Great War pitting good versus evil
for domination of the world.
The great Dragon Lord
Barak wields expanding power over thousands of disciples who wish
only to return to a time when the Dragon Lords ruled the world.
As the armies of men
come together in the inevitable battle for power between the Kingdom
of Aren and the Free Cities, who will prevail?
Will the Children of
The Prophecy get the chance to fulfill their destiny, or will evil
destroy light and plunge the world into a thousand years of darkness?
I have always had a passion for writing, and a special place in my
heart for Epic Fantasy. Inspired by others who have paved the way for
this genre, I have many stories to tell, and plan to bring them all
to you.
I started going to a fantasy world in my mind many years ago, and the
adventures of Peter and Alexandra were my escape from the harsh
technical world all around me. The twins were enthusiastic,
energetic, eager to go out and explore their world, and willing to
take on any challenge necessary. I have often said that I travel to
the Upper Aren and come back and write about it, and I really do feel
that way at times.
My own eclectic interests fueled the twin’s activities, as I have done a
little of everything in my life. I suspect it’s because of my adult
attention deficit disorder, and a need to try everything at least
once.
I hope you enjoy the adventures of my characters and they become a part
of your lives, as they have long been a part of mine.
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Book Tour: Geeks & Things

Pains and Penalties
A Geeks and Things Cozy Mysteries Novella #1
by Sarah Biglow
Genre: Cozy Mystery
A new amateur sleuth is on the case in the first book of this Cozy
Mystery novella series.
When Kalina Greystone returns home to the small town of Ellesworth, MA in
the wake of her father’s passing to take over the family’s comic book
shop, she never expects to reconnect with her old flame, Detective
Christian Harper. But when elderly Mrs. Davies winds up murdered at
the annual Solstice Fair, Kalina can’t help but get swept up in his
investigation and solving the case. While Detective Harper runs his
investigation, she cozies up to the dead woman’s best friend, Mrs.
Grant, and learns that she and a third woman, Ms. Ellicott, might be
targets. Someone has sent them notes with the cryptic warning ‘Lying
is a mortal sin’. As Kalina digs deeper into the women’s shared
past, she unearths the perjury that sentenced an innocent man to
prison. After discovering Ms. Ellicott dead in her home, Kalina and
Detective Harper must race to unmask the killer before vengeance can
be sated.
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Forgive and Forget
A Geeks and Things Cozy Mysteries Novella #2
Your favorite amateur sleuth is back on the case in the second installment
of the Geeks and Things Cozy series.
Life is looking good for Kalina Greystone. Geeks and Things is thriving
and she’s even rekindled her high-school romance with Detective
Christian Harper. But her world spins off-kilter when she finds her
high school best friend, Nadine Larrabee, huddled over her father’s
dead body.
Nadine fears she’s responsible for her father’s death but doesn’t
remember details. As Kalina keeps close to the investigation–certain
her friend is no killer–a horrifying family history unfolds,
providing motive for the girl Kalina once knew. Refusing to believe
Nadine is capable of such an act, Kalina peels back the layers of
family drama to find the truth.
Debts and Debtors
A Geeks and Things Cozy Mysteries Novella #3
Kalina Greystone is back for another small town, amateur mystery in the
third installment of the Geeks and Things Mystery series.
It’s Thanksgiving in the small town of Ellesworth, MA and Kalina and her
family have gathered to celebrate the holiday—their first since her
father’s passing—but all is not well when Savannah Chase,
Jillian’s college roommate appears on their doorstep. She’s
distraught over her missing husband. She just knows something’s
happened to him. Despite knowing Chris wouldn’t approve, Kalina
keeps tabs on the investigation. After all, Savannah is like family.
The investigation takes a turn for the curious when Mr. Chase’s body is
found in a foreclosed house in a area ripe for commercial
development. Kalina and Chris soon discover that Thomas had recently
changed jobs, giving up real estate for debt collection. But who
would want him dead? The more Kalina digs, the more she finds herself
in the cross-hairs of a dangerous man. She and Chris must solve the
case before she becomes the next victim.
Have and Hold
A Geeks and Things Cozy Mysteries Novella #4
Your favorite amateur sleuth is on the case in a new Geeks and Things
Cozy Mystery.
The small town of Ellesworth, MA is abuzz with the upcoming wedding of
Kalina Greystone and newly promoted Police Captain Christian Harper.
But not everyone is thrilled for the happy couple. On the morning of
Chris’s promotional ceremony, they receive a shocking package—a
severed finger wearing an engagement ring! Under the guise of
last-minute wedding preparations, Kalina questions a local jeweler
who may have sold the ring adorning the finger. In fact, he’d sold
three such rings recently. When a second finger is sent to a local
reporter and the bodies of the victims are discovered near the beach,
Kalina knows there is little time left to find the third victim. But
why target these brides-to-be? After digging deeper, she uncovers a
startling connection between the players and must race to save the
woman who is the true target of the killer’s rage.
Saints and Sinners
A Geeks and Things Cozy Mysteries Novella #5
Your favorite amateur sleuth is back for one last case in the final
installment of the Geeks and Things Cozy Mystery series.
Kalina Greystone’s life has finally fallen into place. Now happily married
and eight months pregnant, she is ready to step away from sleuthing
and give all of her time to her family and Geeks and Things.
Unfortunately, sleuthing isn’t quite done with her. On a trip to
the cemetery to visit her father’s grave, she happens upon a dead
woman’s body. Video footage reveals the killer but the case takes
one bizarre turn after the next. The woman, Verona Maxwell, shares
fingerprints with Paige Fischer, a little girl who died over fifteen
years ago in a boating accident with her twin brother, Patrick. Or
did they? The killer looks an awful lot like Patrick. Having briefly
known the twins in her youth, Kalina searches their past in the hopes
of making sense of the present. But the more she digs, the darker the
reality becomes. Systemic abuse by Paige and parental neglect rise to
the surface, making her wonder if the past isn’t as buried as
everyone was led to believe.
Sarah lives in Massachusetts with her fiancé. She is a licensed attorney
and spends her days combating employment discrimination as an
Investigator with the Massachusetts Commission Against
Discrimination.
She is a self-professed TV junkie and in her spare time (what’s that?),
she runs a TV recap blog with her best friend (and sorority sister),
Jen. Sarah currently enjoys an array of TV shows including (but
definitely not limited to) Once Upon a Time, Blindspot, Chicago Fire,
Chicago Med, Chicago PD, Grimm, The Flash and Arrow. She is always on
the hunt for new shows to binge!
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Book Tour: Hollownton Homicide

Hollownton Homicide
Anthony Hollownton Series Book 1
by Gretchen S.B.
Genre: Supernatural Suspense
322 pages
There’s more to the world than he has ever known…
When homicide detective Anthony Hollownton is called to the scene of his
latest murder case he quickly becomes aware that something isn’t
quite right.
It isn’t the gruesomeness of the scene.
It isn’t the symbols written on the wall.
It isn’t the image carved into the victim’s back.
It is something else, something he can’t quite put his finger on,
something he doesn’t understand.
Then his partner disappears, leaving Tony alone as the world begins to
unravel. As the body count rises Tony must scramble to adapt to this
new supernatural world. A supernatural world that wants nothing to do
with him and will shut him out at all costs. Until the killer’s
attention turns to Tony. Now he must work within the supernatural
community’s rules if he is going to come out of this case alive.
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Hollownton Outsiders
Anthony Hollownton Series Book 2
Life was finally getting back to normal…almost
Two months ago homicide detective Anthony Hollownton was forcibly
thrown into the supernatural world.
A world that has been eerily silent ever since.
His partner is back but will never be the same. Talking about seeing
things Tony knows are real.
At least it is the Fourth of July and patrolling the festivities should
be a cake walk.
Wrong.
A mutilated body is stumbled upon and now it is all Tony can do not to
jump to supernatural conclusions. Is his jarring previous case making
him paranoid or is there more to this murder than meets the eye?
Gretchen is a Seattleite that loves her home. She has a day job as a Program
Coordinator a local university. She loves to read, write and create
characters. As well as knit and binge watch Netflix. She is also on a
sporadic book blog and internet radio show with some of her college
friends. She currently lives with her husband and their mischievous
Rotti mix, who always seems to find something new she shouldn’t be
chewing on.
Gretchen loves to hear from her readers. So feel free to drop by!
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Book Tour: Las Vegas Girl by Leslie Wolfe

Las Vegas Girl
by Leslie Wolfe
Genre: Crime Suspense Thriller
Detectives Laura Baxter and Jack Holt are
members of the elite: Las Vegas Metro PD, one of the toughest and
most respected law enforcement agencies in the United States. In the
middle of a city with two million residents and 43 million annual
visitors, they’re hunting for a killer.
The crime: audacious
In a glamorous Las Vegas hotel, in front of hundreds of witnesses and
under the lenses of countless video surveillance cameras, a young
girl is brutally murdered. What promises to be a quick and easy
investigation soon becomes a nightmare. The most recorded crime in
Vegas is missing one key protagonist, the killer.
The forensics: stupefying
A crime-scene fingerprint unleashes dozens of unsettling questions
instead of providing answers. Was this a murder for hire? In the
politically-charged case, the scenario seems plausible; the victim’s
secret life could’ve been the obstacle in an ambitious politician’s
path. As the investigation unspools the well-concealed secrets
surrounding the girl’s life, Baxter and Holt attract the attention
of someone desperate to keep history’s terrible secrets buried.
The truth: shocking
A testimony from beyond the grave turns into a death warrant for the
two unrelenting detectives. While they expose a connection with the
victim’s distant past that could hold the key to catching her
killer, they must learn to rely on each other to survive.
Two mavericks make an intriguing team. Baxter
and Holt trust each other with their lives, only not with their
darkest secrets.
Fans of James Patterson, David Baldacci, Karin Slaughter, and Robert
Dugoni will be engrossed in this unputdownable police procedural that
will keep you reading until the break of dawn.
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Leslie’s novels break the mold of traditional thrillers. Fascinated by
technology and psychology, Leslie brings extensive background and
research in these fields that empower and add texture to a signature,
multi-dimensional, engaging writing style.
Leslie released the first novel, Executive,
in October 2011. It was very well received, including inquiries from
Hollywood. Since then, Leslie published numerous novels and enjoyed
growing success and recognition in the marketplace. Among Leslie’s
most notable works,
The Watson Girl
(2017) was recognized for offering a unique insight into the mind of
a serial killer and a rarely seen first person account of his
actions, in a dramatic and intense procedural thriller.
A complete list of Leslie’s titles is available at
http://wolfenovels.com/titles.
Leslie enjoys engaging with readers every day and would love to hear from
you.
Become an insider: gain early access to previews of Leslie’s new novels!
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Book Blitz: To Save Sir by Laylah Roberts

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To Save Sir
Laylah Roberts
(Doms of Decadence, #7)
Publication date: February 6th 2018
Genres: Erotica, Romance

What would you do to save the person you loved? Would you die for them? Would you kill for them?

She just wanted to make the world a better place…

All Jenna wanted was to help people. That’s why she went to medical school. Why she joined Doctors Without Borders. She knew she could make a difference …until the day her world is ripped apart.

He didn’t think there was any good left in the world…

Curt Nolan didn’t feel hope any more. He didn’t feel much of anything. The only thing that got him out of bed was his job at Black-Gray Investigations. Until he is hired to rescue Jenna. She’s everything he isn’t. Good, kind, sweet.

And when he realizes the danger to Jenna isn’t over, Curt knows he’ll do whatever is necessary to protect her.

Contains BDSM and hot, hot sex.

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She blinked back tears. The look on his face became slightly panicked.

“Jenna?”

“I’m okay. Just feeling a bit off balance.”

“Understandable. We’re only a few hours from where we’ll meet the chopper then we’ll be airlifted out of here, and you can return home and get on with your life.” Travis stood and left.

She shivered. “He makes it sound so easy. Like being kidnapped and held by extremists happens every day.”

“It won’t be,” Curt told her bluntly. “He’s trying to keep you feeling positive and happy because we can’t afford to have you lose it right now. Then we’d probably have to sedate you.”

Panic filled her at the thought of being helpless. “Don’t. Please. I couldn’t take that. I’m not going to go crazy on you.”

“I know you won’t. I know how strong you are.”

“I don’t feel very strong right now.”

“Not everyone would have survived eight days in that hell hole and still come out sane. You did. Because you’re strong. You remember that when you’re feeling low. When you’re wondering why you were taken. When you’re scared. You survived. That’s all you ever have to do, Jenna, survive. Because I will always come for you.”

Author Bio:

Laylah Roberts has loved reading since she was little and has recently discovered the passion of writing. She hopes you love reading her books as much as she loves writing them.

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Blog Tour: Kissing Strangers by Alethea Spiridon

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Funny, forthright, and hopeful, Kissing Strangers is a survival-based how-to guide about looking for love online … and how to separate the men from the frogs.

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Title: Kissing Strangers: How to Online Date Like a Boss
Author: Alethea Spiridon
Genre: Dating
Release Date: January 30, 2018
Length: 40,000 words

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So many frogs. So few princes.

Every single (and soon-to-be-single) woman knows the Dating Horror Stories. The guy who charms your panties off before he bolts. The funeral planner with a foot fetish. The Early Ejaculator. Or that filmmaker looking for a soul mate—provided you don’t mind he lied about his height, his weight, his wife, and… oh look, a micro-penis. How nice.

The bad news is that these guys exist. The good news? There are ways to find them, avoid them, and concentrate your energies on non-fuckwits. Who, as it turns out, also exist. Hurrah!

From deciphering Man Speak to the sexy perks of 30-year-old men, Catfishing 101, navigating hookup culture, and the safety precautions every woman should take, author Alethea Spiridon taps into her own hilarious—and occasionally heart-crushing—experiences in the dating world. Funny, forthright, and hopeful, Kissing Strangers is a survival-based how-to guide about looking for love online … and how to separate the men from the frogs.

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Back on the Block

I was curious and the solution was easy. Here were tons of potential suitors online. Just pick one, right?

Nope.

It means diving in and wading through thousands of men to hopefully come out with a few you won’t mind giving up a few hours for.

I joined Match.com for eighty dollars and three months, set up a picture (albeit an older one; yeah, I did that my first time), and wrote a brilliantly edgy, smart ass, and to the point profile. The messages and winks started rolling in.

Finding a decent man is hard work.

I sent my brother a text one night: Are men as awful as I remember?

His response blew me away: Oh sure. Good men are hard to find. That is very accurate. That’s why I have few friends. We know that too and avoid those guys.

Ha! Well, there you have it. A good man is hard to find. If I intend to find one (and I do), I can’t give up.

Three hundred days to a wakeup

I decided to go in hard for a year and see what was out there, how it worked, how men worked. What this dating thing was really all about and like. This is part of my story and what I’ve discovered along the way. Learn from it. Laugh at it.

Girlfriend to girlfriend, this is what I know and wish someone had told me.

You’ve Decided to Try Online Dating …Great!

Once you’ve decided to try online dating, you need to figure out which sites to go on. Each site has a different vibe and feel to it, and the only way you can effectively gauge that is by going on and figuring out what you like…and don’t.

My first bit of insight for you is this: Dating is a numbers game.

It’s as simple as that. Dramatic? Not in the least! Come back after you read this in full, and after you online date a bit, and see if you don’t agree. I want you to have fun kissing strangers, but I want you to go in with a realistic vision too. I want you to know how to online date like a boss.

Date by the numbers. That’s how men do it! And on this battlefield, there are fewer men for every woman. Like three women for every man. Ugh. Seriously. We’re literally duking it out on the battlefield. But let’s not! Please. We can share (and some of you love doing that, legitimately). That being said, the sad truth is that the odds are not in our favour, it seems. But they can be if…

We date like a man! You might get rejected, but you’ll be rejected from the guys you want a chance with. If you simply wait for guys to reach out to you, you might only hear from the guys you already know you don’t want.

So… get on the sites I list below and get on them all even. Rotate between three and four. Play by those damn numbers, because that’s how men do it and that’s how you’ll increase your chances of getting the guy.


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Becky on Books asks: How do you realistically find time for dating with work, a kid, and a writing career?

You’re right, it’s tough and hard, and some weeks almost impossible. I made it more a priority when I was writing the book on online dating because I needed to experience dating. Now that I have, and know what most men are like, I’m not as eager or willing to give up what precious time I do have. All that getting ready (something men still don’t quite understand), driving to wherever, then the time invested in actually meeting…it’s a lot to do and to do to only be disappointed most of the time.

Now I only bother with people I feel there could really be a match with. Before I was open to seeing if matches could be found in unlikely places. I just don’t have time for that now. And many, many men are not understanding when it comes to a woman being busy and having other obligations, and needing flexibility. I may have to change date night or the time…they seem to want a woman who can be attentive to them and them only, and live in some bubble that isn’t impacted by responsibilities. They take it personally! I don’t need that.

Yes, dating takes time. I reserve that time for real potential candidates now, and even then, it’s tricky because, honestly, three quarters of the time I’m dog tired and just want to go to bed. Those are the times I wish I could fast forward and be at the already-know-you stage of dating where he could come over, bring fries, and we cuddle in bed watching Lovesick again because it’s that good. But reality looms large and to get to that sweet spot we. Must. Go. On. Dates.

Magi Romance asks: As a Romance Editor what are your favorite and least favorite romance tropes?

 I adore the tropes that require the hero and heroine to have a feisty, electric, dynamic relationship charged with tension, sexual and other. A Taming of the Shrew kind of energy a la Taylor and Burton. So those tropes would be marriage of convenience (my favourite trope), blackmail, and revenge. I love a good nanny story, and a friend of mine is writing one now and it’s going to be amazeballs.

I don’t tend to gravitate to, say, second chances or reunited lovers, though stats seem to say readers love those two tropes. I just find the stories end up being a bit flat. I mean, yes, it can be done well, and has been done well, but a lot of the time it’s simply a nice sweet story that doesn’t zing with energy, the kind of energy I enjoy at any rate. Really, I don’t care what trope you use as long as there is conflict galore, amazing sexual tension, and a proper romantic arc. These seem like basic requirements for a romance, but you’d be surprised how many writers struggle with those three.

Miss Riki asks: Everybody fudges the truth in an online profile….right? What is your deal breaker? Or is even a white lie or omission grounds for dismissal? 

 I’ve never lied, at all, on a profile. Not one iota. What’s the point? The other person will eventually figure it out. And what an awful way to start a potential relationship, if that’s what you’re there for. Many people are only looking for hookups, so lying about career, money, etc. doesn’t matter to them that much. Your height and weight will. Honestly, I haven’t encountered too many people who have lied on their profiles. There was one guy, and I mention him in the book. It was horrifying to discover when we first met because he lied so drastically. That’s a deal breaker for me for sure. Honesty is number one. You’re out if you lie.

So, yes, a white lie is grounds for dismissal in my books. And it should be in yours too! If they start lying about the little things right from the start, then, girl, there isn’t much hope for the future and when it comes to bigger things. It says a lot about a person’s character, and you can choose to dismiss it … at your own peril.

Reviews in Heels asks: Have you ever met a guy who was better than initial impressions would suggest? How did he redeem himself? 

No. And I’m sorry for such a short reply! I pretty much know going in what I’m going to get, though there have been doozy curveballs thrown at me that I did not see coming. I wouldn’t go out with a guy who I thought was iffy to start, so no one had to redeem himself on my clock. I know this happens and it’s always a delight, to be sure, when someone turns out to be better than expected. I’ve had guys flake out on date day and then message days later, but not to redeem themselves or apologize, so they got the boot.

For the most part, in my experience, they turn out to be far more disappointing than expected and the answer to this is really simple: projecting oneself online, through text and email, and even phone, allows for the creation of some kind of persona more easily. But everything comes clean and is revealed in the first meet. That’s where the goods come to life… and get packing nine times out of ten.

The Avid Reader asks:  How many times does a person need to go out with someone before they are considered as “dating that person”? I ask because young people these days can go out with a person for months and still not count that as dating or that they are boyfriend/girlfriend etc

 I love this question and touch on it in my book. Dating is dead today. Nobody dates anymore. Men are terrified of saying they are dating someone, because they are so afraid of commitment in all of its forms. Why commit to one woman when at the slip of a finger you can have ten more who might be better than the one you’re currently seeing/sleeping with? Dating has been bypassed. Most people go from hooking up/hanging out to boyfriend/girlfriend, ditching the courtship and dating stages.

You aren’t dating until you hear him say you are dating…or until you get the courage to ask him if that’s what you’re doing. Today, most people are hooking up and hanging out. You used to be able to assume that after five dates you were, logically speaking, dating a guy, but not anymore. Until a conversation has been had about dating or seeing each other exclusively, you aren’t doing anything but seeing each other casually and/or hooking up and hanging out. The word dating is akin to marriage and serious commitment to most men. It freaks them out.

Do not assume you are dating after three, four, ten dates. Unless you hear him say it or you ask…you aren’t doing anything remotely like dating and it’s just casual at this moment. Honestly, nobody knows what the hell is going on anymore because all the protocols of courtship have been tossed into the fire and we’re now left with this free-loving haze that has us all wondering where we stand with other people. It’s a strange and confusing time to be “dating.”

Love in a time of Feminism asks: What are subtle but massive red flags to look out for on dating profiles? The ones that look innocent enough but actually should be setting off alarm bells.

I’m always wary of the profiles that seem to cater to what a man thinks a woman wants to hear. You know, all the sweet things, like he’s looking for love, his best friend, his soul mate, wants to walk hand in hand with the love of his life…most men do not talk like this or think like this. Maybe once he’s head over heels in love. Maybe. Most catfishing profiles start and end like this because they want to draw in all the lonely women who are desperate for love and a man to say such sweet things to her.

Another red flag is when they have a laundry list of attributes they are looking for. Women do this too, but I find people who have lists are going to be people who are neurotic and difficult to please. You have to be savvy and read profiles carefully.

If it seems over the top, demanding, or simply says something lame like “Ask me” or “I don’t like to share myself online so message me” then you’re potentially dealing with men who aren’t sincerely wanting to be online to look for anything real. The “Ask me” boys are really here for a booty call, so if that’s your thing, amen, and have at it. The blank profile guys are either here for just a booty call or are so damn lazy and apathetic about the whole online dating experience they can’t even be bothered to fill anything in. I think that tells you everything you need to know about that guy.

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Alethea is a writer and editor (lots of romance books, so many) out of Ontario, Canada. When her marriage fell apart she realized she had to get back out there and figure out how to date again or accept a life of eating from the Dinner For One menu option permanently. The book in your hands (or on your screen) is the result of that research. If it saves one woman (you!) from the landmines out there in the DatingVerse, then she’s done her job. For more bits of dating advice and man mysteries solved, visit her website at www.littleblackhook.com.

 

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Celebrate the Release of THE BASTARD’S BARGAIN!

 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert delivers the final installment in her sizzling O’Malleys family series, hailed as “The Godfather meets Romeo & Juliet.” In THE BASTARD’S BARGAIN Dmitri Romanov must use his legendary focus and control to stay one step ahead of everyone else in the ever-shifting power plays of New York City.

 What readers are saying:

 “The Bastard’s Bargain presents a seductive escape and a fulfilling fantasy for that bad boy craving a girl can never outgrow.”—Isha at Book Likes

“Keira and Dmitri are everything. What develops between them is raw and carnal and wanton. The way they need each other and the way they connect is beyond sexy. It’s something deep and dark and heartbreakingly beautiful.”—Eva, Goodreads Reviewer


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Title: The Bastard’s Bargain
Author: Katee Robert
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 6, 2018
Publisher: Grand Central/Forever
Series: The O’Malleys
Format: Digitial and Print
ASIN: B071ZYWPL5

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Married to the enemy

When Keira O’Malley was a child, she used to picture her perfect wedding. The flowers. The dress. Her husband. But nothing could have prepared her for saying “I do” to Dmitri Romanov-cold, domineering, and always one step ahead of everyone else in the ever-shifting power plays of New York City. She agreed to his bargain to secure peace for her family, and she may want the bastard more than she’d ever admit, but she’ll be damned if she’ll make this marriage easy for him.

Dmitri knows better than to underestimate Keira for one second. Molten desire smolders between them, a dangerous addiction neither can resist. But his enemies are already on the move, and he needs every ounce of his legendary focus and control to keep them alive. Keira could just be his secret weapon-if she doesn’t bring him to his knees first.

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Dmitri Romanov didn’t permit himself to breathe a sigh of relief. This was only the first step in a path that could potentially span years. It didn’t matter. Keira was here—was his. He had time.

He watched her look around the inside of the town car, cataloging everything with those witchy hazel eyes of hers. The faint scent of pot filled the car, giving evidence to what she’d been up to when he called. The woman was a mess, but he’d known that from the moment he met her. Dmitri didn’t do projects. He preferred to be the one holding all the cards—it allowed him to anticipate how the people around him would act in any given situation.

He’d never been able to anticipate Keira. Not from the moment she picked his pocket and walked away from him as if she didn’t give a fuck about the danger he posed to her.

Likely because she has a goddamn death wish.

He’d deal with that, just like he’d deal with the rest of Keira’s issues. In time.

Right that moment, time was the one thing they didn’t have. Keira’s oldest brother would be returning to Boston within hours, and Dmitri fully intended to marry her before Aiden realized she was gone. It was significantly more difficult to oust a wife than it was a fiancée.

He had Keira now. He wasn’t going to let anyone take her.

She kicked her feet out, propping her chunky black boots on the seat. The long line of her bare legs drew his gaze up to her tiny sleep shorts. They were barely more than underwear, hugging her hips and ass. Her shirt wasn’t much better, for all that it was long-sleeved. It revealed a slice of pale stomach and was fitted enough that he had absolutely no doubts about the fact that Keira wore no bra. Her small breasts pressed against the fabric, and she shivered beneath the weight of his gaze.

Get control of yourself. He leaned forward and nudged her boots back to the floorboard. Taking Keira was part of the plan—fucking her in the backseat was not. “There’s no need for an adolescent tantrum.”

She laughed, the sound rough and pain filled. “God, would you listen to yourself? You just showed up at my window to lure me into the night—to a chapel—and now you’re bitching about my shoes on the seats? Russian, you have your priorities seriously out of order.” She flicked her long hair off her shoulder. She’d dyed it a harsh blond that seemed designed to highlight how unhealthily skinny she’d become in the last year.

She’s spiraling.

Not anymore.

“Our current situation is no reason to throw propriety out the window.” He sounded stuffy, and he hated it, but with her sitting so close, wearing clothing she’d just been sleeping in…Dmitri dragged in a breath. “Keep your shoes on the floor.”

“Or what?” She turned to face him. The move pulled her shirt even tighter against her chest, revealing the faintest outline of her nipples. Keira saw where his gaze went, and gave a bitter smile. “All the games, all the bullshit, and that hasn’t changed.” She leaned forward and hooked his collar with her finger, drawing him closer despite himself. “Tell me something, Romanov.”

“Hmm?” He dragged his gaze up to her mouth. The wicked curve of her lips was matched only by the words she threw into the space between them with such abandon. The woman wouldn’t know caution if it slapped her in the face.

“You’re dragging me to your cave to be your Bride of Frankenstein.” She shifted closer, her bare leg sliding over his slacks until her thigh came into contact with his cock.

He should move her. Set her back and explain that no matter what she thought of the situation, she wasn’t in control. But the ring he’d put on her finger winked at him, a reminder that Keira wasn’t the sister of his enemy anymore. She was his.

Or she would be in a few short hours.

He bracketed her thigh with a hand, keeping her in place, but didn’t touch her anywhere else. There was no masking his reaction to her, not in their position. Dmitri didn’t bother trying. “Calling me Frankenstein is more than a bit dramatic.”

She looked up at him, her eyes holding a question he didn’t have a satisfying answer to. “I think it’s time to stop being in denial, don’t you?”

He recognized the direction she was headed. “You know I want you. I wouldn’t be doing this if I didn’t.”

Just like that, the shutters slammed down on her expression. She sat back and he let her go, watching her pull herself together. Her spine went ramrod straight, and she stared at the back of the driver’s head rather than at Dmitri. She crossed her arms over her chest. “No lies between us. That’s what you said. You want me, sure, but don’t pretend any of this bullshit has to do with sex. You need to prove what an international badass you are by marrying the sister of your enemy. An eye for an eye—a wife and a sister. Remember?”

He knew exactly what she was quoting. The note he’d had delivered to Aiden O’Malley just over a year ago. By my count, you owe me both a wife and a sister. I’ll be content with one of yours. He hadn’t realized Keira had seen it.

Twin possibilities spun out between them. She was scared and vulnerable, and if he told her that it was her he wanted and not what she represented, she would believe him. It would even be the truth, at least in part. He hadn’t been able to get Keira out of his head from the moment he met her, and he’d manipulated events to ensure they reached this exact moment.

Telling her that wasn’t telling her the full truth, though. This wasn’t some great love story where he’d been pining for her while her family kept them apart. Dmitri wanted her, yes. He craved the feeling of her body beneath his hands, her taste on his tongue, and her smart mouth around his cock.

But his craving her had no real relevance in the grand scheme of things. He needed one of the O’Malley daughters to regain his status after the blows the family had dealt him over the last two years. Keira was the only option left.

Liar.

It didn’t matter what the truth was, full or otherwise. What mattered was ensuring Keira toed the line. He sat back, trying to ignore the throbbing of his cock, and studied her. “You knew what this was when you climbed out your window and stepped between me and your brother.”

She finally met his gaze, her hazel eyes fiery in their defiance. “Yes, I did.”

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About Katee Robert

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her 2015 title, The Marriage Contract, was a RITA finalist, and RT Book Reviews named it ‘a compulsively readable book with just the right amount of suspense and tension.”  When not writing sexy contemporary and romantic suspense, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her children, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

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Review & Excerpt Tour for FINAL SIEGE by Scarlett Cole!

 Scarlett Cole is back with FINAL SIEGE, book two in the Love Over Duty series. When an urgent phone call brings Mac’s troubled past—and the woman he once loved—into the present, it’s a chance to redeem himself that he can’t refuse. To protect her, he’ll risk it all. Don’t miss out on this second chance romantic suspense featuring yet another sexy alpha hero!

 

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Title: FINAL SIEGE
Author: Scarlett Cole
Release Date: January 30, 2017
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, SWERVE
Series: Love Over Duty #2
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Page Count: 300 pages
Format: Paperback and Digital

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In the Line of Fire…
Former SEAL Malachai “Mac” MacCarrick is all about the future he’s created with his Navy brothers in Eagle Securities, taking assignments in the most dangerous places, and doing things no one but ex-military would attempt. But when an urgent phone call brings his troubled past—and the woman he once loved—into the present, it’s a chance to redeem himself that he can’t refuse.

Straight to the heart. . .
An investigative journalist researching an explosive story, Delaney Shapiro tells herself she got over Mac—and his role in her brother’s death—a long time ago. But the first moment she sees him at her bedside in an overseas hospital, she knows it’s not true. Every moment together rekindles the desire that once burned between them, and now that she’s a target for an emerging Russian arms dealer, Mac won’t let her out of his sight. To protect her, he’ll risk it all—including his life…

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Half asleep, unwilling to fully waken and face the day, Delaney snuggled deep into the covers and allowed the dreams that danced on the edge of her consciousness to enter. In it, she was naked, in a large white bed, with a man behind her. A hand spanned her stomach, pulling her back against a firm, warm chest. Spooning. Her favorite thing.

Lazily, the hand moved upward until it cupped her breast, and Delaney secretly urged it to squeeze gently, but it didn’t. Whoever the hand belonged to was definitely aroused. She could feel the heavy erection pressing against her back. Teasingly, she wiggled her butt against him in the hope he’d get the message, but nothing. No response.

Sun shone in through large open windows with white billowing curtains as she reveled in feelings of being turned on.

She turned in the man’s arms, grateful when he pulled her closer to him. His chest was wide, with a light smattering of hair, and she pressed her forehead to it as she slid her hand between them to the waistband of his shorts.

A hand gripped her wrist. “Don’t,” a voice said gruffly. Hard to get? That was a new one. She moved closely and pressed a series of soft kisses to his chest. But she could be that girl. The one who was confident enough to initiate. She licked his nipple and heard him gasp.

“Delaney, please. Fuck. Wake up!”

Suddenly the bed shook. Covers were dragged off her body, and her skin was cold. Then the realization hit her.

Shit. Shit. Shit.

It wasn’t a dream.

Delaney forced one eye open and confirmed her worst nightmare. Mac stood naked, apart from a pair of basketball shorts and a huge erection. And if the tenting was to be believed, his chest and bicep dimensions weren’t the only muscles that had grown. His hair was ruffled, standing up every which way as it always used to, and his eyes told her that she’d woken him up. By attempting to grab his dick.

Dear God. She was going to die.

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About Scarlett Cole

The tattoo across my right hip says it all really. A Life Less Ordinary. Inked by the amazingly talented Luke Wessman at the Wooster Street Social Club (a.k.a. New York Ink). Why is it important? Well, it sums up my view on life. That we should all aspire to live a life that is less boring, less predictable. Be bold, and do something amazing. I’ve made some crazy choices. I’ve been a car maker, a consultant, and even a senior executive at a large retailer running strategy. Born in England, spent time in the U.S. and Japan, before ending up in Canada were I met my own, personal hero – all six and a half feet of him. Both of us are scorpios! Yeah, I know! Should have checked the astrological signs earlier, but somehow it works for us. We have two amazing kids, who I either could never part with or could easily be convinced to sell on e-bay.

I’ve wanted to be a writer for a really long time. Check through my office cupboards or my computer and you’ll find half written stories and character descriptions everywhere. Now I’m getting the chance to follow that dream.

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Book Tour: Under His Skin

by S.I. Hayes and J. Haney
Genre: Contemporary Romance with a twist of Suspense
At twenty-six Dorian Gallagher has it all. Money, power, he’s used to
fast cars and faster women. He gets what he wants when he wants it.
Being put in charge of the build for the Gallagher family’s newest
theme park has dropped him in Tennessee. Bored out of his mind he
decides to go get some new ink and finds himself face to face with a
beautiful woman who doesn’t know his famous last name. Can he charm
this dark beauty, or will she just stick him and run?

 

Charlotte (Charlie) Herrick is a free spirit. She drives a big truck, rides a
motorcycle and carries a gun. All while dancing around in the layers
of tulle that make up her usual cheek baring tutus. Her life was
hers. Until she meets Dorian Gallagher, now she doesn’t know which
way is up and life has become something more than just the shop,
fishin’ and moonshine. He says he’s just here for the year, so
she convinces herself it’s just a fling. Can she stay true to her
convictions or will this Amusement Park Prince finally get his
princess?
*Trigger Warning- Violence
**Erotic Elements
J. Haney was born and raised in Kentucky, currently residing in Greenup
County, Kentucky with her family, where she is the proud mamma to
Jessalyn Kristine and co-owner to Proud Momma Designs, which she runs
with her amazing Momma. J. Haney’s work tends to lean toward sweet
and sexy, with suspenseful undertones giving her readers something to
hold onto. It’s what she calls Real Life Romance.
S.I. Hayes was born and bred in New England, currently living in Ohio.
Running around Connecticut, she used all of her family and friends as
inspiration for her many novels. When not writing Paranormal Drama or
Erotic Romance she can be found drawing one of many fabulous book
covers or teasers, to see them check out her web site.
The pair met while working for a previous publisher and became fast
friends, their split dynamics and views on life, family and love in
general led to the idea of A County Fair Romance and A Sex,
Drugs and Rock Romance
adding to it Working Class Beauties
and soon Kincaid Falls. Along with various Standalone novels.
So, keep your eyes open and a fresh pair of panties close by, you
know just in case.

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by Kyoko M
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
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Jordan Amador. 21. New Yorker. Waitress. Mild alcoholic. Murderer.
Two years ago, Jordan accidentally shot and killed a Seer: a person who
can see, hear, and talk to ghosts with unfinished business. Her crime
came with a hefty price, too. She has two years to help a hundred
souls cross over to the afterlife or her soul is bound for hell.
Tough break.
As if that weren’t bad enough, two days before her deadline a handsome
pain-in-the-ass poltergeist named Michael strolls into her life. His
soul is the key to her salvation, but the cost just might be more
than she can handle. Solving his death puts her right in the
crosshairs of Belial: a vain, bloodthirsty archdemon who won’t rest
until she’s his slave. Can she rescue Michael and save her own
soul, or will they both be dragged down into the clutches of the
eternal black parade?
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Michael O’Brien. 24. New Yorker. Musician. Archangel in charge of Heaven’s army.
It’s been centuries since Michael stayed on Earth for an extended amount
of time. Now he’s here because of Jordan Amador–a Seer who helped
him restore his life and memories and thwart the archdemon Belial
from taking over the city. With Jordan on Belial’s hit list, Michael
decides to stick around and live out life alongside her as her friend
and temporary bodyguard. But as the days pass, he finds it harder to
resist the seven deadly sins that tempt all men. Especially as he and
Jordan grow closer fighting the demons that want her almost as much
as he does…
This collection takes place in the two month period in The Black Parade
between Chapters 15 and 16. She Who Fights Monsters is the second
novel in the series sequence.
Ranked at #3 in Amazon’s Top 100 Bestselling Free Books in the Paranormal
Romance Angels category and #9 in the Top 100 Free Books in the
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She Who Fights Monsters
The Black Parade Book 2
386 pages
The dynamic supernatural duo of Seer Jordan Amador and her husband the
archangel Michael is back in the sequel to the bestselling urban
fantasy novel, The Black Parade, trying to solve a deadly case.
Someone is methodically hunting down and murdering Seers one by one.
After six months with no leads on the killer, Jordan and Michael are
forced to work with their worst enemy—the archdemon Belial: a
self-professed Prince of Hell who is dead set on stealing Jordan for
himself. However, with the archdemon’s help, they pick up on the
trail of the serial killer and plan to stop him no matter what the
cost.
When the shocking truth behind the murderer’s identity is revealed,
Jordan begins asking herself if she is still fighting for the good
guys or has she become one of the monsters she is desperately trying
to stop?
She Who Fights Monsters is the second novel and third book in the Black
Parade series. It follows The Black Parade and The Deadly Seven:
Stories from The Black Parade.
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Back To Black
The Black Parade Book 3
153 pages
Seer and demon slayer Jordan Amador has had it rough lately: separated
from her husband the archangel Michael, hated by the angels who think
she betrayed them, hunted by demons who want her dead or enslaved,
and rejected by her friends and family for lying to them. Disgraced
and miserable, she’s all but ready to lay down and die until
another Seer named Myra Bennett saves her life. Myra gives Jordan a
new mission: to wipe out a nest of demons that are terrorizing her
family as well as the innocent people of Houston, Texas. Jordan goes
undercover to infiltrate the demons’ nest and figure out how to
eliminate them. Meanwhile, she’s locked in a deadly game with the
archdemon Belial, who constantly visits her night after night in her
dreams to convince her to give him her soul. Between the insanely
gorgeous, but dangerous archdemon poking around in her head and the
vicious creatures surrounding her, she’s not sure how much longer
she can survive.
Back to Black takes place between She Who Fights Monsters and
The Holy Dark in the Black Parade series.
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The Black Parade Book 4
463 pages
Sarcastic demon-slayer extraordinaire Jordan Amador has been locked in a
year-long struggle to hunt down the thirty silver coins paid to Judas
Iscariot. The mere touch of these coins is enough to kill any angel.
Jordan’s demonic opposition grows more desperate with each coin found, so they
call on the ultimate reinforcement: Moloch, the Archdemon of War.
Moloch puts out a contract on Jordan as well as her estranged
husband, the Archangel Michael. Now Jordan and Michael will have to
find a way to work together to survive against impossible odds and
stop Moloch’s plan, or else he’ll wage a war that will wipe out the
human race.
The Holy Dark is the third novel and fourth book in the Black Parade
series, following The Black Parade, The Deadly Seven: Stories from
The Black Parade series, and She Who Fights Monsters.
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reader. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Lit degree from the
University of Georgia, which gave her every valid excuse to devour
book after book with a concentration in Greek mythology and Christian
mythology. When not working feverishly on a manuscript (or two), she
can be found buried under her Dashboard on Tumblr, or chatting with
fellow nerds on Twitter, or curled up with a good Harry Dresden novel
on a warm Georgia night. Like any author, she wants nothing more than
to contribute something great to the best profession in the world, no
matter how small.
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Review: Run To Me (Lazarus Rising Book 4)

 Run To Me (Lazarus Rising Book 4) by [Eden, Cynthia]

Title: Run To Me
Author: Cynthia Eden
Series: A Lazarus Rising #4
Pub Date: January 23, 2018
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Page Lenth: 223 pages

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RUN TO ME has everything a reader comes to expect in a romantic suspense

If you’re looking for strong characters and beyond amazing storytelling than Run To Me, would be that story. Run To Me, book #4 in the Lazarus Risings series, written by Cynthia Eden and published under the Hocus Pocus Publishing. Was one dynamic story about atonement and worth.

Jennings “Jay” Maverick has a lot to atone for. His backing of a project called the Lazarus project has come back to haunt him in spades. When the subjects of the Lazarus project escaped and some of them found their way onto his doorstep. Jay finally realized that it’s not truly safe to try to play GOD. Especially when he finds himself falling for one of those subjects.

Willow is a mystery even to those who are just like her. She has all the same strength, but she was more formidable than all the others. With her strange ability to make the people she touches, see their own fears, she is one woman that you wouldn’t want to stalk you in a dark alley.

With no memories of who she is and why someone would use her as a test subject. With the assistance of Jay Maverick, those secrets are finally discovered.  But they soon learn that not staying in the shadows has done more harm than good.

I really came to love Jay and Willow ever since they were introduced as secondary characters. And with this story, I came to love them even more. Especially, Jay. We finally learn the real reason why he funded the Lazarus project and that it wasn’t nefarious at all. Secrets were exposed, about a character that even I didn’t see coming, but the discover fit the narrative of what was being told and it wasn’t just added to push the story along.  Run To Me didn’t have flaws that I could pick up. The story had a quick pace. The sparks between Jay and Willow was felt right from the beginning. I thought that Willow character complemented Jay’s characters beautifully.

Will I recommend this title: Most definitely! Run To Me will have you on the edge of your seat. I know it did me. I can’t wait to read LIE CLOSE TO ME book #5.

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He’s used to getting what he wants…

Jennings “Jay” Maverick is a tech billionaire. He has the world at his feet, and he thinks he can buy anything…but he can’t buy her. One look at the mysterious Willow, and Jay knows that he is a goner. He wants to give her anything and everything she desires, but he’s the man responsible for the pain in Willow’s life, and getting close to her—well, that’s not going to be easy.

Her life is a nightmare that she can’t escape.

Willow woke up in one of the “Lazarus” research facilities. She now has increased strength, incredible speed, and some scary psychic bonuses. Because of the danger associated with her new gifts, she’s afraid to touch anyone. One touch from her, and a man’s darkest fears will seemingly turn into reality. But Jay isn’t afraid of her touch. Instead, he seems to…crave it. To crave her.

She can’t trust him, and he won’t let her go.

Willow knows that Jay has been involved with Lazarus in the past, but he swears he only wants to help her. She never expects the white-hot desire that burns between them, a desire that grows more with every moment that passes. Thrust together as allies, Willow finds herself wanting to put her faith in Jay, wanting to find someone she can rely on, but Jay may still be keeping secrets from her. Secrets that could get them both killed.

When darkness and danger close in…RUN TO ME.

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Book Tour: My Favorite Story

Genre: Horror Short Stories
Project Entertainment Network Presents… My Favorite Story
Fifteen podcast hosts and authors share their favorite short story
they’ve ever written…
Spirits by James A. Moore
Two strangers brought together by tragedy are haunted by ghosts of the past.
The Tin Box by Kelli Owen
After the death of their grandma, siblings make a macabre discovery amongst
her belongings. Some secrets were meant to go to the grave…
Short Straw by Jay Wilburn
After drawing the short straw, the youngest son is delegated to wake every
year to monitor his sleeping family after an apocalypse forced them
into bunkers. But there’s something else out there…..with claws.
The Rag and Bone Man by John Urbancik
The Rag and Bone Man wanders—buying, selling, finding and collecting.
He always has what you need. He always finds what he wants. Or does
he have what you want and finds what he needs?
The Priest by Jaimie Engle
A fallen angel hopes to redeem himself and battles demons in a western
town so he can return to Heaven one day.
Seven Eight One Five Four by Amber Fallon
Some habits are hard to forget…even when you’re undead.
Kins by Mary SanGiovanni
Reality takes a dark twist for one man once the mannequins start appearing…
Rainforest of Bones by Armand Rosamilia
A reporter searches out a missing professor deep in the jungles of
Brazil – where the skeleton in his closet told him to go.
Put On a Happy Face by Christopher Golden
A clown’s wish to be the funniest clown in the circus has dire
consequences.
Mr. Giggles by Frank J. Edler
In the realm of demons, their boogeyman wants a hug and is called Mr.
Giggles.
M.EN.TOR. By Thomas R. Clark
An injured soldier gets an experimental chip implanted in his brain with
homicidal tendencies.
I Sing A New Psalm by Brian Keene
A man asks the question of how God can give love only to take it away,
and he decides on terrible and violent answer.
Dandelion Yellow by Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi
When a young girl can’t find her favorite yellow crayons, the world
takes on a dark and disquieting cast.
Dead Beckoning by Chuck Buda
A young man challenges demons to a game of poker with his friend’s
life up for bet.
Pegleg and Paddy Save the World by Jonathan Maberry
The Great Chicago Fire wasn’t caused by the cow…..they were trying to
kill what ate the cow.
With over a dozen diverse podcasts and growing each month, our aim at P.E.N. is to offer great content for listeners for free. With
podcasts on horror writing, publishing, interviews, pro wrestling,
heavy metal, bizarre fiction, the occult, cooking, book reviews,
radio dramas, horror films and so much more… we want to be your one stop for excellent podcasts!

So grab your headphones and listen in! All the cool kids are doing it!

JAMES A. MOORE
is the author of over forty novels, including the critically acclaimed Fireworks, Under The Overtree, Blood Red, Blood Harvest, the Serenity Falls trilogy (featuring his recurring anti-hero, Jonathan Crowley) Cherry Hill, Alien: Sea of Sorrows and the Seven
Forges series of novels. He has twice been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award and spent three years as an officer in the Horror Writers Association, first as Secretary and later as Vice
President.
Never one to stay in one genre for too long, James has recently written epic fantasy novels in the series SEVEN FORGES (Seven Forges, the
Blasted Lands, City of Wonders and The Silent Army). He is working on
a new series called The Tides Of War. The first book in the series
The Last Sacrifice, came out this last January and the sequel, Fallen
Gods, is due out in late December. Pending novels also include A Hell
Within (a Griffin & Price Novel) co-written with Charles R.
Rutledge and an apocalyptic Sci-Fi novel tentatively called Spores.
Why be normal?
Being a confirmed Luddite, he is working up the nerve to plunge completely
into the electronic publications age.
Along
with Christopher Golden and Jonathan Maberry, he is one of the Three
Guys with Beards.

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Kelli Owen
now lives in Destination, Pennsylvania. She has attended countless writing conventions, participated on dozens of panels, and has spoken at the CIA Headquarters in Langley, VA regarding both her writing and the field in general. Her fiction leans toward thriller and quiet horror, with an occasional bloodbath and even rarer happy ending.

Her podcast is called the Buttercup of Doom.

Jay Wilburn is an author of horror and speculative fiction that lives in coastal
South Carolina near Myrtle Beach. He is doing very well following a life-saving kidney transplant. He taught public school for sixteen years before becoming a full-time writer. His signature series is the Dead Song Legend Dodecology.
Writer. Photographer. Adventurer. Man.
John Urbancik, author of Stale Reality and The Corpse and the Girl From Miami, has written three series of Inkstains stories and hosts a podcast, also
called Inkstains, on the Project Entertainment Network. His first novel came out in 2002, and he’s still fighting to become an overnight success. He also takes pictures.

Like stepping into a living dream, Jaimie Engle writes visually stunning fiction where magic turns ordinary into extraordinary. She loves weaving lore into her stories and taking her readers on wondrous adventures. Engle is a cosplayer, podcaster, entrepreneur, and speaker at schools, conferences, and colleges across Florida. She is the creator of Wick Books(tm), story-scented candles based off scents from her novels so readers can fully immerse in the experience of her books. She once danced in the Aloha Bowl, won the Miss Hawaiian Tropics bikini contest, and even ran a body
shop. Today, she drinks coffee, plays trivia, and spends time with her husband, two kids, and hound dog.
Amber Fallon lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two dogs. A techie by day and horror writer by night, Mrs. Fallon has spent time as a bank manager, motivational speaker, produce wrangler, and butcher. Her obsessions with sushi, glittery nail polish, and sharp objects have made her a recognized figure.
Amber’s publications include The Warblers, The Terminal, Sharkasaurus,
Daughters of Inanna, So Long and Thanks for All the Brains, Horror on the Installment Plan, Zombies For a Cure, Quick Bites of Flesh, Operation Ice Bat, and more!
Listen to her podcast, It Cooks!, on the Project Entertainment Network.
Mary SanGiovanni is the author of a number of novels including THE HOLLOWER TRIOLOGY (the first book of which was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award), THRALL, and CHAOS, and the novellas FOR EMMY, THE FADING PLACE, and POSSESSING AMY. Her short fiction has appeared in periodicals and
anthologies for the last decade. She has a Masters degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, Pittsburgh. She is currently a member of The Authors Guild, The International Thriller Writers, and Penn Writers, and was previously an Active member in the Horror Writers Association and the Garden State Horror Writers. She lives in New Jersey with her son and her cat.
Armand Rosamilia is a New Jersey boy currently living in sunny Florida, where he
writes when he’s not sleeping. He’s happily married to a woman who helps his career and is supportive, which is all he ever wanted in life…
He’s written over 150 stories that are currently available, including
horror, zombies, contemporary fiction, thrillers and more. His goal is to write a good story and not worry about genre labels.
He not only runs two successful podcasts…
Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Horror Podcast – interviewing fellow authors as well as filmmakers, musicians, etc.
The Mando Method Podcast with co-host Chuck Buda – talking about writing
and publishing
But he owns the network they’re on, too! Project Entertainment Network
He also loves to talk in third person… because he’s really that cool.
CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN is the New York Times bestselling author of such novels as Ararat, Snowblind, Tin Men, The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, and Of Saints and Shadows. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including
Poison Ink, Soulless, and the thriller series Body of Evidence, honored by the New York Public Library and chosen as one of YALSA’s Best Books for Young Readers.
Golden co-created (with Mike Mignola) two cult favorite comic book series, Baltimore and Joe Golem: Occult Detective. As an editor, he has worked on the short story anthologies Seize the Night, The New Dead, and Dark Cities, among others, and has also written and co-written
comic books, video games, screenplays, a BBC radio play, the online animated series Ghosts of Albion (with Amber Benson), and a network television pilot. A frequent speaker at conferences, schools, and libraries, Golden is also co-host of the podcasts Three Guys with Beards and Defenders Dialogue, and the founder of the Merrimack
Valley Halloween Book Festival.
Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. His original novels have been published in more than fourteen languages in countries around the world.
Frank J. Edler
My mother was an alien and my father was a lamp post. I was fed a steady dose of soap bars as a child as punishment for my foul mouth and incessant pranks. Little did anyone know the soap only made me stronger, faster, more agile. My brain filled with bubbles that were 99.9% pure. It was an amazing time. I left the city and moved out to the country where I heard tell there is an amazing banana bread store. I never found it, but I did find love. I loved that tuna sandwich like no other and we were married on the Fourth of July, just like Tom Cruise in that one movie about said date. It was a magical time but alas was not meant to be. I ate it. I tried to move
on, writing books and sharing them with the local townsfolk. They would tell me to shut up and make sure I flushed before I left. Never once did I wash my hands like the signs demanded. So here I am, dirty
handed and telling my tales. Wanna hear one?
Tom Clark is a writer, and a veteran internet journalist and podcast producer. His work has been seen in websites such as This is Infamous and Rue Morgue, among other freelance outlets. He currently produces podcasts at Project Entertainment Network, including his shows: the long running heavy metal and horror themed the Necrocasticon, and the Curtain Jerkers, a comedic take on pro wrestling podcasting. Tom’s debut novella, “Good Boy” will be self published and available through all your
digital reading outlets in 2018. Tom and his wife live in the wilds of upstate New York, cohabiting with a pair of Jack Russell Terriers and their pet rabbit.

BRIAN KEENE is the author of over forty books, mostly in the horror, crime, and dark fantasy genres. His 2003 novel, The Rising, is often credited (along with Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic and Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later film) with inspiring pop culture’s current interest in zombies. Keene’s novels have been translated into German, Spanish, Polish, Italian, French, Taiwanese, and many more. In addition to his own original work, Keene has written for media properties such as Doctor Who, The X-Files, Hellboy, Masters of the Universe, and Superman.Several of Keene’s novels have been developed for film, including Ghoul, The Ties That Bind, and Fast Zombies Suck. Several more are in-development or under option.

Keene’s work has been praised in such diverse places as The New York Times, The History Channel, The Howard Stern Show, CNN.com, Publisher’s Weekly, Media Bistro, Fangoria Magazine, and Rue Morgue Magazine. He has won numerous awards and honors, including a World Horror Grand Master award, two Bram Stoker awards, and a recognition from Whiteman A.F.B. (home of the B-2 Stealth Bomber) for his outreach to U.S. troops serving both overseas and abroad. A prolific public speaker, Keene has delivered talks at conventions, college campuses, theaters, and inside Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, VA.

Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi has Bachelor of Arts degrees in English, Journalism, and History. She has 20 years of experience in the communication fields and is currently a writer, a journalist, a publicist, and an editor among many other things. She is the mother of three school-aged children and a cat. She lives with her family in rural Ohio nestled in the forest—a place just ripe for nightmares. Her passions are reading, writing, book hunting, hiking, and entertainment such as movies/film, television, and music. Oh, and she bakes, because you can’t do any of that without cookies.

Erin is a co-host with her Marketing Morsels segment on Project Entertainment Network’s The Mando Method, an award-winning weekly podcast for new and veteran writers. Breathe. Breathe., published by Unnerving, is her debut collection and a mix
of dark poetry and short stories. She will also be featured in the upcoming anthology from Unnerving called Hardened Hearts coming in at the end of 2017. Many other works in various genres are in progress as well.

Chuck Buda explores the darkest aspects of the human condition. Then he captures its essence for fictional use. He writes during the day and wanders aimlessly all night…alone.

Chuck Buda co-hosts The Mando Method Podcast on Project Entertainment Network with author, Armand Rosamilia. They talk about all aspects of writing. Subscribe so you don’t miss an episode.You can find The Mando Method Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and most other places where podcasts are available.

JONATHAN MABERRY
is a New York Times best-selling and five-time Bram Stoker
Award-winning author, anthology editor, comic book writer, magazine feature writer, playwright, content creator and writing
teacher/lecturer. He was named one of the Today’s Top Ten Horror Writers. His books have been sold to more than two-dozen countries.
He is one third of the hirsute pop-culture podcast THREE GUYS WITH BEARDS, along with Christopher Golden and James A. Moore. Their guest include authors, actors, and filmmakers.
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Book Tour: Myths & Magic

Myths and Magic
An Epic Fantasy and
Speculative Fiction Boxed Set
by K.N. Lee
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Jayne Fury
Lori Titus
Jessica Cage
Jeffrey Bardwell
LC Ireland
Kara Jaynes
Jessica West
Alex H. Singh
Alledria Hurt
Caroline A. Gill
Mary Bernsen
CI Black
Terri Bruce
16 Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels by 16 New York Times, USA Today,
and Award-winning and Break Out Authors!
There is adventure out there … if you’re brave enough to risk
it.
Explore worlds of darkness, danger, and magic in sixteen exclusive fantasy
and science fiction novels, available for a limited time. There are
tough choices to be made and dastardly villains to outwit in this
breath-taking collection that will have you at the edge of your
seat.
Plucky heroes and devastating anti-heroes face off against demons, spirits,
shifters, witches, and more in this limited-edition arrangement that
features a satisfying combination of epic fantasy, science fiction,
romance, urban fantasy, sword and sorcery, and more!
This killer deal won’t last forever, so grab your copy today!
K.N. Lee is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She is the
author of the Dragon-Born Saga, Eura Chronicles, Wonderland
University, and the Chronicles of Koa series. When she is not writing
twisted urban fantasy, epic tales of dragons, pirates, and mermaids,
and dark poetry, she does a great deal of traveling and spending time
with her family. Wannabe rockstar, foreign language enthusiast, and
anime geek, K.N. Lee also enjoys gaming and sketching. She is a
winner of the Elevate Lifestyle Top 30 Under 30 “Future Leaders
of Charlotte” award for her success as a writer, business owner,
and for community service.
She is signed with Captive Quill Press and Patchwork Press and
represented by Hershman Rights Management.
K.N. Lee loves hearing from fans and readers. Connect with her!
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Book Blitz: Finders Keepers by N.R. Walker

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Finders Keepers
N.R. Walker
Publication date: February 2nd 2018
Genres: Adult, LGBTQ+, Romance

Needing a change of scene, Griffin Burke moves from Brisbane to Coolum Beach to start a new job. The beautiful white sand, aqua-coloured ocean, blue skies, and summer breezes are everything he longs for. What he finds is a mud-covered dog, lost and hungry, with a nametag and a phone number.

Dane Hughes is stuck in Surfers Paradise at a week-long work conference when he gets a phone call from his distraught mother. His dog, his fur baby, Wicket, has run away. Unable to leave and feeling helpless and miserable, he gets a text from a guy. “I think I found your dog…”

Griffin and Dane start talking, and Griffin agrees to look after Wicket until Dane can collect him. With a few days left before his new job starts, Griffin takes Wicket on some coastal adventures and sends Dane photos of their fun, and so the start of something new and kind of wonderful begins.

Griffin might have moved to Coolum in search of a new life, but what he finds is so much more. What he gets to keep just might take some four-legged help.

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I got all moved into my new place and had everything unpacked on day one. I’d met my downstairs landlady for the first time as the two bulky removalists were lugging my bed up the stairs. I was at the bottom of the stairs watching them, not entirely ogling, when a tiny, five-foot-tall woman stood beside me.

She didn’t say anything for a while, just stared at the men straining to get the wooden bedhead up the flight of stairs. Still without looking at me, she hummed. “Nice arse.”

I almost choked on my sip of water. “Uh…”

“Don’t tell me you weren’t looking. I might be a little hard of hearing, but I ain’t blind.”

Right then.

I held out my hand. “Name’s Griffin Burke.”

She shook my hand, and her hard, firm grip surprised me. She looked kind of frail at first, but then I noticed her tattoos. Her entire right arm was now a mottled, wrinkled mass of blue and coloured ink on sun-leathered skin. Given she looked to be in her seventies, she must have had a full sleeve done forty or fifty years ago.

Jesus.

“Bernice Warren.”

She was wearing a sleeveless tank top and a flowing skirt. Upon closer inspection, she looked like a hippy that peace, love, and time forgot. Her face had seen too much sun as well, wrinkled and leathered, though I imagined she would have once been stunningly beautiful. Her blue eyes still had spark, her long once-blonde hair now ash grey.

“Come with me,” she said, turning on her heel and walking toward the roller door. When she turned, I noticed her left arm. Old, mottled blue tattoos went to her elbow, as well as two scars that looked like lightning strikes. They looked surgical and my first thought was shoulder reconstruction, but then I noticed one scar ran underneath her shirt and up her neck. She turned the latch on the roller door, and using her right arm only, lifted the door to review a storage space. Inside was a lawnmower, wheelbarrow, and some gardening tools.

Ah, right. I was the resident mower of lawns.

“I’d do it myself,” she said. “But the old arm doesn’t work like it used to.” She lifted her left arm rigidly. It didn’t hang useless but there was definitely restricted movement.

“It’s fine,” I said. “I don’t mind mowing lawns at all. My weekends will be Monday and Tuesday though, not Saturday and Sunday. If that’s okay?”

“It’s fine. Don’t much care what day you do ’em.” She nodded to herself. “Last tenant was a nice girl. Started out with good intentions, and she was gonna do all sorts of things to help me out, but that didn’t last long.” Bernice looked up at me and stared for a good long minute. “You’re not the churchgoing type, are you?”

“Uh…”

“I don’t mind if you are, I just don’t wanna offer you one of my special brownies and for you to totally hash out on me and start mumbling biblical shit at me every time you see me.”

I fought a smile and lost, and I tried not to laugh but couldn’t help that either. “Not biblical. Not in that sense, anyway. Unless you consider my earlier staring at that guy’s arse a religion. As for the special brownies, I haven’t had any for a while. Not since college, anyway.”

Bernice grinned and nodded slowly. “So you know what I mean when I say special brownie. Not like the last poor girl who thought it was my grandma’s special recipe or some shit.” She shook her head slowly. “Dunno what she was thinking. Do I look like Betty Fucking Crocker to you?”

Author Bio:

N.R. Walker is an Australian author, who loves her genre of gay romance.

She loves writing and spends far too much time doing it, but wouldn’t have it any other way.

She is many things: a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who live in her head, who don’t let her sleep at night unless she gives them life with words. She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things… but likes it even more when they fall in love.

She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal.

She’s been writing ever since…

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Review: A Dragon of Legend: Lucan (The Pendragon Legacy Book 1)

A Dragon of Legend: Lucan (The Pendragon Legacy Book 1) by [Kearney, Susan]

Title: A Dragon Of Legend: Lucan
Author: Susan Kearney
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Series: The Pendragon Legacy Book 1
Pub Date: November 28, 2017
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Page Lenth: 261 pages

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Legend, love, and honor collide . . .

For Lucan Roarke, failure is not an option. If he fails, Earth perishes. Ancient clues have led him to the planet Pendragon, the last known resting place of the mythical Holy Grail—Earth’s last chance.

Lady Cael, high priestess and the only dragonshaper on her world, is destined to live a life untouched by love and mate. When she agrees to aid Lucan in his desperate search, she must fight the passionate attraction growing between them. She’s been less than truthful, and if they succeed in recovering the Grail, she will be honor bound to betray Lucan. And Earth.

When Cael finally admits the terrifying truth, she shatters Lucan and threatens his mission. To save humanity, he must make a catastrophic choice.

Will he choose honor or love?

Susan Kearney, a native of New Jersey, writes full time and has sold books to the industries’ top publishing houses — Grand Central, Tor, Simon & Schuster, Harlequin, Bell Bridge Books, Berkley, Leisure, Red Sage, and Kensington. As an award winning author, Kearney earned a Business Degree from the University of Michigan. Kearney’s knowledge and experience spans throughout the romance genre, and her fifty plus books include contemporary, romantic suspense, historical, futuristic, science fiction, and paranormal novels. She resides in a suburb of Tampa—with her husband, kids, and Boston terrier. Currently she’s plotting her way through her 54th work of fiction.

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A Dragon of Legend book #1 of Susan Kearney’s The Pendragon Legacy published under Bell Bridge Books brand. Was a fun and exciting read. If you love the myths about King Arthur and the Holy Grail, then you would certainly get a kick out of this story.

Lucas Roarke was on a mission to find the Holy Grail. On a trip with his twin sister, he came across a find that led him on the hunt of the Holy Grail. The Holy Grail suppose to have magical properties to cure all illness. But Lucas is not the only one on the hunt for the Grail. Lady Cael the high priestess and the only dragonshaper of her kind is too. Her nephew is dying and even though she could heal, there are just somethings she is unable to cure. But she knows if she could just find the Holy Grail then her nephew might have a chance to beat the disease that is slowly killing him.

It took me several days to complete this book. And though it was slow in places the story was still compelling enough to keep me wanting to know more and to read the book tell the end. The attraction between the two main characters was hot and the plot well-developed. Truly one great paranormal romance.

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Book Blitz: Italian Billionaire’s Stubborn Lover

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Italian Billionaire’s Stubborn Lover
Leslie North
(Romano Brothers, #1)
Publication date: February 1st 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Luxury real estate agent Adeline Peluso came to Italy in search of adventure. Inheriting an apartment with a view of the coast in Sicily sounded like something out of a movie, but after two years watching a resort she’d always loved fall to pieces she’s ready to throw in the proverbial towel…that is until one of the owners finally walked into her office. Tall, dark, and devastatingly handsome, the man would drive her crazy with his arguments if he didn’t set her aflame with his kisses.

Billionaire Nicolo Romano is a global citizen. He’s the kind of guy who skis in the Alps, snorkels in the caribbean, and enjoys the lights of the Vegas strip on a whim. He has no desire to be tied down anytime soon. So when he and his brothers inherit the family resort, Nicolo has one goal: Sell it and sell it fast. But coming back to the place he loved as a child to find a woman who feels just as passionately about the crumbling hotel throws him. Instead of using his business savvy to sell fast, Nicolo is wooing this woman with his island, slowly falling back in love with the place himself.

When whip smart arguments turn into stolen kisses and stolen kisses turn into steamy nights, Adeline and Nicolo will realize that they’re fighting for more than the fate of a historic hotel. They’re fighting for the chance of life’s greatest adventure: True Love.

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Adeline Peluso tapped her stiletto heel nervously on the rust colored terracotta tile floor as she traced her perfectly manicured fingernail over her plump bottom lip. Blinking, she contemplated the choice before her. She could stay in Sicily or let go of her dreams and move on.

“Poo,” she said, frowning at her laptop where it lay open atop an ancient walnut desk that was large enough and heavy enough to double as a raft on choppy seas. Between her eyes was a small, pinched crease of consternation that had plagued her with compliments of “adorable” and “sweet” ever since she’d been a young girl. Now at twenty-nine it was no less cute, but in truth, she was actually quite frustrated.

The beauty of her surroundings, which normally worked wonders to lighten her mood, did nothing for her today. From outside the tall, open windows of her real estate office, the calming sound of waves lapping against the Sicilian shore reached her ears. But instead of making her thankful for the life she lived as it usually did, it made her wistful for the adventures she was missing by remaining on the island of Sicily.

Moving to Sicily had been a dream come true for Adeline. Its history and heritage were more diverse than even the home she’d left behind in America. It was in Sicily that she had learned how to live with gusto and verve, and she had treasured the summers she’d spent there with her grandparents. Though they were gone now, it was through their happy marriage in this beautiful place that she’d learned what life-long love looked like.

She had thought that she could capture some of the magic of their lives by moving to Sicily. It had been her childhood dream. She’d thought that she would find love and adventure. Instead, she had an empty apartment to go home to at night and her life was filled with the same bored routine that she’d left behind in America.

She needed adventure. She needed more from life. It was too amazing to sleepwalk through.

“I could find love in Spain,” she said. Crossing her legs, she tapped her toe silently in the air as she contemplated her choices.

 

Author Bio:

Leslie North is the pen name for a critically-acclaimed author of women’s contemporary romance and fiction. The anonymity gives her the perfect opportunity to paint with her full artistic palette, especially in the romance and erotic fantasy genres.

The truth of the matter is she loves her fictional persona, Leslie North, more than her normal, day-to-day persona! Her bestselling books focus on strong characters and particularly women who aren’t afraid to challenge an alpha male. Inspired after years of travel, her stories are set all over the world, from the tough streets of Russia to the beautiful beaches of the middle east.

Leslie fell in love with romance when she first picked up a scrappy, dog-eared romance book from her local library. She began writing soon after and the rest, as they say, was history. She now lives in a cozy cottage on the British coast and enjoys taking long walks with her two Dalmatians, George and Fergie.

She LOVES reader feedback, and if you have any comments, don’t hesitate to contact her via e-mail: leslie@leslienorthbooks.com.

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Cover Reveal: Thigh Highs by Katia Rose

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Thigh Highs
Katia Rose
Publication date: October 26th 2017
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance

Modelling lingerie for her arch-nemesis was not on Christina’s to-do list.

Then again, neither was he.

Aaron Penn might be the talk of the advertising school they both attend, but to Christina he’s just an egomaniac with a cocky smirk to match. Fast forward to the end of term, when a class project gone wrong has her stripping down to a negligee and letting Aaron photograph her to advertise a line of women’s underwear.

She expects suggestive comments and smarmy-eyed stares, but when Aaron gets behind the camera he treats her body like a work of art. Even though all she’s got on is a scrap of satin, the room suddenly feels way too hot.

As the tension between them builds to expensive-panty-melting-levels, Christina finds herself caught between falling for the complicated artist who knows just what poses to put her in, and wondering why he acts like such an irritating hotshot around everyone else.

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Author Bio:

Katia Rose is not much of a Pina Colada person, but she does like getting caught in the rain. She prefers her romance served steamy with a side of smart, and is a sucker for quirky characters. A habit of jetting off to distant countries means she’s rarely in one place for very long, but she calls the frigid northland that is Canada home.

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