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Cover Reveal: ‘Til Death by Bella Jewel

 

Title: ‘Til Death: Volume One
Series: ‘Til Death #1
Author: Bella Jewel
Cover Design: LM Creations
 Release Date: November 25, 2014

 

Synopsis

I married a douchebag. It’s my own fault, really. He came in like a handsome stranger and blew
me off my feet. I fell madly in love, like the naive girl I am.

Then he left me high and dry.

Turns out, I was nothing more than a business plan for billionaire
playboy, Marcus Tandem. He needed to be married to obtain his
grandfathers business, and I was the poor victim in his path. I thought
we had something real, I believed it was special until the truth reared
its ugly head.

I never meant anything to Marcus. Not a damned thing.

Five years on and my life has been a struggle. Left with nothing, I’ve
had to work myself into the ground to clean up my debts and take care of
my sick mother, as well as trying to divorce a man that refuses contact
with me.

Five years is a lot of time to plot the perfect revenge.

What my dear husband didn’t count on, is that fact that I was smarter
than I looked. After all, what married couple doesn’t take out a life
insurance policy? If he dies. I get five million dollars.

Of course, Marcus doesn’t know about it.

One drunken night just after I
left made sure of that.
My mother is unwell, she can’t pay for treatment. And I’m a bitter
woman. I’ve been the joke of Marcus Tandem for five years while I’ve
formed the perfect plan. Now it’s my turn.

I have to kill him.

Oh yes, Marcus will pay for what he did.

I made a vow before God, that I would be by his side ‘Til death do we
part.

I plan to keep that vow.

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Author Bio

Bella Jewel is a self published, USA
Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release
was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon
release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a
bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is
currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella
has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013
she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling
modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her
writing career, planning many new releases for the future.

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Release Blitz: Filthy Beautiful Love by Kendall Ryan

**Warning: this book contains an additively filthy alpha male who will dampen your panties and own your days and nights. Proceed at your own risk.**
Book 2 in the Filthy Beautiful Lies series.
I never expected to watch Sophie walk away. She was mine. I would own her. She just didn’t know it yet.
New goal: Seal the deal and rock her world so thoroughly she never wanted to leave again.

Highly sexual and emotionally charged, Filthy Beautiful Love is the provocative conclusion to Filthy Beautiful Lies.

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“You agreed to give me six months,” he reminds me.

“I also agreed to give you my virginity,” I add.

“But I didn’t take that.”

“No, you didn’t,” I agree. A fact that I’m painfully aware of.

“Are you still intact?” he asks, his tone raspy and deep.

A warm current zips through me, flushing my cheeks
and soaking my panties. “Of c-course.” My voice is hoarse and
Colton’s dark eyes roaming on mine make it impossible to speak clearly.

I see the vein throb at the base of his throat.
“Good girl,” he admonishes.

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Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling
author of contemporary romance novels, including Hard to Love, Unravel Me, Resisting Her and When I Break.
She’s a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of
books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. She lives in Minneapolis with her adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and reading.
Visit her at:www.kendallryanbooks.comfor the latest book news, and fun extras.
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Cover Reveal: BEHOLDEN (Belonging Duet Book #2) by Corinne Michaels

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Title:  Beholden (Belonging Duet Book #2)

Author:   Corinne Michaels

Genre:   Contemporary Romance

Release Date:   October 29, 2014 

Photographer:   Cocoa Bean Photography

Cover Designer:    Najla Qamber Designs

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Synopsis:

Guilt.

Obligation.

Responsibility.

Jackson Cole is consumed with all three. After another devastating loss, Jackson forced himself to protect the woman he loves the only way he knew how—by walking away.

Fear.

Trust.

Conviction.

Catherine Pope took a chance and let love in, only to once again have it ripped away from her. When tragedy strikes, Catherine is unwilling to let fate take the reins. She rushes to Jackson’s side ready to fight for him.

Do Jackson’s loyalties lie with his past or his future? Will they be beholden to their fears or will they both fight against their demons and finally find the love they both long for?

Goodreads Link:   https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22188422-beholden

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Title:  Beloved (Belonging Duet Book #1)

Author:   Corinne Michaels

Genre:   Contemporary Romance

Synopsis:

Not enough.

Catherine Pope has never been enough. Every man she has ever loved abandoned her—from her father to her fiancé. She finally accepted the fact she would never be enough to hold any man’s heart and soul.

Then Catherine met Jackson Cole.

When her world literally collided with the sexy former Navy SEAL, everything she always believed is turned upside down and left scattered. He made her feel alive and desirable, consumed her with fierceness and loyalty—which completely unnerved her. Jackson got her in a way no one ever had, giving him the power to destroy her.

If she breaks down and gives him what’s left of her battered heart—will he protect it? Or will Catherine become an irrelevant part of yet another man’s life?

Will she get the one thing that has always evaded her – to finally be someone’s beloved?

Goodreads Link:   https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20495373-beloved

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Corinne Michaels

About the author:

Corinne is an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. She’s happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness.

Author Links:

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/CorinneMichaels

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AuthorCMichaels

Website:  http://corinnemichaels.com/

Author Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7753662.Corinne_Michaels?from_search=true

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Check out this excerpt for Julie Prestsater’s TELL ME YOU LOVE ME

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Blurb:

Stay. Stay with me. Stay here. Stay close. Stay like this forever. Stay as happy as I am right here in your arms, always.

*        *        *

All I’ve ever wanted was to be loved, but if this is what true love is…I’m not so sure I want it anymore. It also makes me wonder if any of my memories of our once happy marriage are even real. Maybe I just conjured up the fairy tale in my head because I wanted…no…needed it so much. Who the hell knows?

“Molly just called to remind you about your book club meeting this afternoon.” He turns away. “I told her you’ve never missed a meeting and I doubt today would be any different.”

The door shuts behind him before I let a smile creep across my lips. Instantly, the hurt from this morning flees my mind and I feel nothing but giddiness. I have a book club meeting today, and let’s just say it’s not your everyday book club.

Sure, my husband may never truly love me again…but who needs love when you’re about to get an eyeful of hot firemen?

*        *        *

Tell Me You Love Me is the first in a four-book series called Fire Me Up—a sweet romantic comedy series about a group of sassy neighborhood women who have a serious love for steamy romance novels and sexy firemen. Lucky for them the local firehouse is just a few steps away and is in no shortage of hot firefighters to fill their wild imaginations.

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 Excerpt:
 
“Nice to meet you, Lizzy.” I know the other guys called her Liz, but with her sweet face, smile, and that sassy mouth Liz doesn’t do her justice. Yeah, that mouth has me thinking all sorts of other things about her. I take her soft hand in mine and hold onto it a little bit longer than I should.
“Hey, Ryan. Welcome to the club.” Her eyes linger on mine for a few seconds. She’s the first to look away and I’m happy for it because I don’t know that I could have. I sure didn’t want to let go of her hand. I haven’t felt the stare of a woman in a long time, but I know when one is checking me out, and she definitely was. Not only that, but she likes that I’m looking at her too. I can tell. I can sense it with her uneven breaths and the flush of her cheeks. That sort of thing does a lot for a man’s ego and I welcome it.
She’s had me on edge since we first reached the midway point to the top of the hill. I observed each of the women as soon as we walked up and she’s the one who completely held my attention. Her long deep auburn hair, pulled high in a loose ponytail. Her green eyes bright and playful. The other women looked too made up and appeared to have spent time at the salon before coming out today. But not Lizzy, she’s so relaxed like she’s ready to head out for a day at the ball field.
I like that about her.
And I also liked her talking about my cock, if we’re being honest. Fuck if that doesn’t have me thinking about her mouth again.
Most women would prefer to use a different word, but cock slides off her tongue like a pro. I glance at her pink lips and instantly my pants tighten, wondering if she can handle more than just the word.
I grasp the cold water in my hand hoping it will act like a iced cold shower for my overactive hormones. It’s been longer than I can remember since a woman has had this effect on me.
“Okay, enough dick talk.” Austin tosses a few strawberries into his mouth. “Drink up, fellas. We gotta hump it.”
“I thought we were done with the dick talk,” the older one says. I think her name is Molly. “Men, I tell you. It always comes back to your peckers.”
I shake my head at that one as the rest of the group chuckles. Ain’t that the truth. For most men, it’s been about our junk since the first time we jacked off. Shit, maybe longer. My mom says she’d always catch me sleeping with my hand in my pants from the moment I graduated to big boy pajamas. Her choice of words, not mine. She still loves to tease me about it.
We toss our bottles into the recycling bin and pull our Air Packs onto our backs before heading out.
“Bye bye, boys,” Lizzy says. I turn back to steal a look at her again. The other women are chatting with each other, but not her. She’s looking at me too.
 
About The Author:

 

Julie is a high school teacher by day, and a writer by night. She writes both young adult and adult romances. When she’s not writing, she can be found out and about with her family, reading, and watching football. As a reading intervention teacher, she prides herself on matching her students with great books to encourage them to become life-long readers.

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NEW REVIEW: Scarlett Red P.T. Michelle A Billionaire Seals Story

 

 

Title: Scarlett Red
Series: In the Shadows #2
Author: P.T. Michelle
 Release Date: September 23, 2014
Synopsis
Mister Black swept in and out of my life like a tornado, leaving me twisted up and forever changed in his wake.
And now that my life is finally back on track, I need to move on, despite the many reminders of our time together.
But our pasts are only as far away as the shadows we hide behind, and
sometimes those shadows grow darker, converging on the present in the
most insidious way.
He is Black: a stealthy hunter and rainbow master.
I am Red: a truth seeker and desire keeper.
Together we are obsession. Passionate colors destined to be drawn together.

 

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Abby’s review 4 stars

I have been looking forward to this like crazy! Mister Black was all kinds of yummy and I just couldn’t wait to get my greedy reader hands on this!

What is the business, Black and Red?

I’ll tell you, it’s all kinds of sexy and surprising. There is a whole wave of mystery going on. It leaves you wondering are there any coincidences. Do the two’s past have more connections? What will happen in the next book?

Don’t you love it when you have no idea what is going to happen next in a series? Sure I mean we know one thing, but the rest leaves you like hmmm what…how?

Mister Black and Scarlet Red weave a tale of utter sexiness, but this is more than that. Red is a mystery writer and I think that P.T. Michelle does a fantastic job of creating the mystery in the story. There is a place where Red says that she writes mystery with the romance being a sub plot and I think Michelle writes romance with Mystery being the sub plot.

Totally enjoy this and I can’t wait for the next one.

Kristine’s review 4 stars

After reading Mister Black, I was very excited to get my needy little hands on this one.   So this story had no problem taking off in the heart wrenching department …. Oh boy…I knew I was in for it with this one.  This was a little different from Mister Black the story to read before this one, which intrigued me even more.  Being that these are the first books I’ve read so far from P.T. Michelle, I liked the way she got my undying attention from the get go.   And not only being a lover of hot sex and romance, I also love mysteries too, so I was even more excited to have a twist of that in this story too!
We get more into the pasts of Sabastian and Talia.  These two had some dark and messed up pasts.  These pasts have a lot to do with the people that they grown to become.  They haven’t seen each other in years.  A lot has happened.  But all this time that has passed, they never forgot about each other.  Talia’s aunt talks her into going on a getaway and what a getaway this turns out to be!  Wait until you read all that happens.  People are not who they seem to be!  I had my Detective switch on high the whole time.  Asking my kindle all kinds of questions like it would answer me back!  I really enjoyed this story and give it a 4 stars.  There was a point that I was so desperate for answers I was getting a little antsy and I swear my kindle was shaking a bit from fear of being thrown across the room….then it all hit me like a tidal wave.  I’m still drying off!  Looking forward to reading more from Sabastian and Talia!

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P.T. Michelle is the NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY and International Best
Selling author of the New Adult/Contemporary romance serial IN THE
SHADOWS, the YA/New Adult crossover series BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS,
and the romance series: BAD IN BOOTS, KENDRIAN VAMPIRES and SCIONS
(listed under Patrice Michelle). She keeps a spiral notepad with her at
all times, even on her nightstand. When P.T. isn’t writing, she can
usually be found reading or taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets and
anything beautiful or odd in nature.

 

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NEW REVIEW The EXCEPTION ADRIANA LOCKE

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Release Day: September 18th 2014


Synopsis:

They say there is an exception to every rule…

Jada Stanley is starting over, refusing to repeat her past mistakes. Everything is going great until she meets Cane Alexander. He is gorgeous, cocky, and everything she needs to avoid.

Cane lives within a set of carefully constructed guidelines to ensure his life remains uncomplicated. When he sets his eyes on Jada, all of his rules are called into question.

As their worlds become intertwined, they find it impossible to stay away from each other. Will they be able to maintain the rules they’ve created to protect their hearts? Or will they make an exception?

Goodreads Link:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22700018-the-exception?from_search=true

DAWNS 5 star Review

5 amazing stars.
I love this book!! It’s hard to believe that it is debut book from Adriana Locke. It’s captivating and magnetic. You will not be able to put it down. On the occasions, I was forced to stop reading it, it stayed on my mind and called to me. Adriana has a gift of writing memorable and believable characters. I fell head over heels with the four main characters, Jada, Cane, Kari and Max. I honestly love them all. They all brought this book to life and are equally important. There is a subplot I did not see coming. That involves some suspense, action and a villain. That only added to the book. Dueling POV’s which I love. Adriana knows how to write the male POV. Totally alpha male. Bravo.
This is a story about letting go of the past and starting over.
Jada Stanley has gone through a bad divorce and has moved in with her sister Kari. All she wants to do is get her life back. Just as she’s settling in, she meets Cane Alexander. He’s Kari’s man Max’s best friend.  Well let’s just say Cane is everything Jada does not want or need. He’s a true hedonist and playboy. He comes off like he’s God’s gift to woman. He thinks, he has it all figured out. He has rules he lives by…. Pretty much sex with no strings attached. But before you judge a book by its cover, underneath all his bull, Cane has a huge heart. This is not your typical cat and mouse story. These characters have layers and depth. Jada is a fantastic leading lady and an inspiration. Not only is she strong but she puts her self first. Refusing to make the same mistake. Ought she does not make it easy for Cane and good for her!!! But sometimes in life, everything you don’t think you want is everything you need. There’s an exception to every rule!! Don’t even get me started on Cane. I love this man. He slowly worked his way into my heart. By transforming into the man he’s supposed to be. He is all sorts of yummy and every girls fantasy. One of my favorite things about this book was hearing their thoughts in between their dialog. Brilliant. Their relationship and this book are like a drug, addictive!
It also has more then one prominent relationship …. It has one of the best bromances I have ever read. (I would say it’s as good as COLTON and BECKS!) Cane and Max stole my heart.  They had me cracking up! Beside the easy banter, I found their friendship so endearing. True bros! Always having each other’s back.
Then there is the blooming relationship between Max and Kari. These two are so funny and sweet! They need their own book!!
I don’t want to give too much away. I could go on and on but I will stop now. As you can see, I can not rave enough about this book. There isn’t one thing I would change. Go get it now!!

 

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Prologue

 

CANE

If I close my eyes, maybe she’ll disappear.

That was amazing. So good, Cane.”

Maybe not.

The woman nestled against me, her hand draping across my body. She stroked my skin, the intimacy of the action curling my stomach.

I switched on the bedside lamp, letting my eyes adjust to the bright light. Glancing at the clock, I pushed her hand away.

It’s not too late. She can still go home.

Sitting up, I swung my legs over the side of the bed; my body groaned in response. I stretched my arms overhead in an attempt to work some life back into my exhausted muscles.

This girl was a decent choice for a last minute decision. Memories of her contorted in a variety of wicked ways, screaming my name, made my dick harden again.

Do you want me to get us something to eat?” she asked.

Her nails grazed down my back and I moved out of her reach. Her touch, like her voice, was more annoying than I remembered it being a few hours earlier.

That’s because you just dumped a load.

I twisted around. Her blonde hair was spread across my pillows, black makeup smeared across her face. A part of me wanted to tell her she looked like hell, but a bigger part of me didn’t care enough to point it out. I just needed her gone.

She rolled onto her back, cheap perfume wafting through the air. She pulled the sheets tight around her body.

I’m going to have to do laundry. Hell, I’ll probably just have to burn the sheets to get rid of that smell.

I was thinking I would grab us some hamburgers. I could pick up some things for breakfast while I’m out.”

I cringed at the implications saturating her voice. “You’re going to need to tone that shit down.”

What are you talking about?”

Look, I have things to do tonight.” Her face was familiar but her name—not so much.

Oh, that’s fine. I can just wait here while you do what you need to do.” She flashed me her biggest smile and settled back into the sheets, looking way too comfortable in my bed.

No. You’re going to need to get up, get dressed, and go home.” I massaged my temples with my fingertips, a migraine inching its way into my skull.

For fuck’s sake! Why isn’t this ever as easy as they make it out to be? Maybe I should get them to sign some shit, a ‘This is a Fuck and Only a Fuck’ disclaimer or something.

I really have no plans for tomorrow, Cane.” She licked her lips, still swollen from moments before.

We discussed this. We fuck. You leave. You know this.”

She had the nerve to look hurt.

I didn’t think you were going to say that once we were done.”

It was amazing. It is always amazing with me.” I flashed her a grin and literally watched her swoon.

That never gets old.

Look, I don’t do this ‘sex and a sandwich’ thing, but that is not a newsflash.”

But …”

Why does it feel like we’ve been here before?” Frustration took over and I took a deep breath, trying to keep myself calm. All I needed was a hot little body to dump my stress into for a little while and I had made no illusions otherwise. She agreed to this before she followed me home.

Why does it have to be complicated now? I ran my fingers through my short blond hair, scrubbing my scalp in annoyance.

When I was here a few months ago, we had lunch, too. Remember? We sat out on the patio.”

Remember her face. Do not triple dip this one.

You don’t understand how this works.” I glanced at her reclining against my pillows and fought hard to not sound as brusque as I felt. “I have a bunch of shit to do. You really need to go.”

She sighed dramatically as she got up and found her jeans on the floor. I watched her ass jiggle as she pulled them on slowly, undoubtedly for my benefit.

It worked.

I had to restrain myself from grabbing her and fucking her one more time, just for good measure.

That is only going to make getting her out of here even harder and she simply isn’t good enough to waste any more time on.

Instead, I sat and enjoyed the show. She turned to face me as she pulled her shirt over her head, her eyes never leaving mine. She tucked her bra in her purse.

With a final glance over her shoulder, presumably to give me time to change my mind, she was gone.

And I was alone again—just the way I liked it.

10417535_410952569047862_7436604482570084096_nAbout the Author:

Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own. The Exception is Adriana’s debut novel and will be released on September 18th.

Adriana lives in the Midwest with her family. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. Her favorite things include sunshine, candy, and random quotes. Please contact Adriana at www.adrianalocke.com. She loves to hear from readers.

 

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The Art of Love and Sinners Grove by AB MICHAELS SPOTLIGHT

Celebrating the Release of Sinner’s Grove,
Here’s the Book That Begins the Saga …
 
Free on Amazon September 23-24: The Art of Love

Title: The Art of Love

Author: A.B. Michaels

Series: Sinner’s Grove (Prequel)

With nothing but a strong back and a barrel full of ambition, August Wolff finds wealth beyond measure in the frozen goldfields of the Klondike.  Success, however, comes at an unbearably high price.  Now Gus walks alone, and all the money in the world can’t buy him what he needs.

In the late 1800’s, when women are largely seen and not heard, Amelia Starling longs for a life limited only by her imagination.  Blessed with abundant artistic talent and an even bigger heart, she moves to the boom town of San Francisco, hoping to make her mark and living with the pain of a sacrifice no woman should have to make.

Two wounded yet defiant individuals meet at the dawn of a new century, discovering a passion eclipsing all they’d ever known.  Longing to build a life together, can they overcome the dictates of a cruel and spiteful society?…The Art of Love is the prequel to the just-released contemporary romantic suspense novel, Sinner’s Grove.  Sinner’s Grove is available today and tomorrow only for 99 cents on Amazon.

 

Title: Sinner’s Grove

Author: A.B. Michaels

Series: Sinner’s Grove #1

A startling discovery when she was 14 left San Francisco artist Jenna Bergstrom estranged from her family; unforeseen tragedy only sharpened her loneliness. But now her ailing grandfather needs her expertise to re-open the family’s once-famous artists’ retreat on the California coast. The problem? She’ll have to face architect Brit Maguire, the ex-love of her life.

Seven years ago, Brit spent a magical time with the girl of his dreams, only to have her disappear from his life completely. Now she’s back, helping with the biggest architectural renovation of his career. No matter how deep his feelings still run, Brit can’t afford the distraction of Jenna Bergstrom, because something is going terribly wrong with the project at Sinner’s Grove.

As Jenna and Brit struggle to keep their passion in check, unseen enemies close in, bent on destroying more than just her grandfather’s dream. Through the prism of ever-increasing danger, Jenna finally discovers what true family—and true love—is all about. But will it be too late?

 

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       Dressed in formal attire, Gus  arrived an hour after the party had begun. No sense in milling around too long and having people think he actually wanted to be there. He talked to a few people he recognized and lingered at the back of the ballroom, watching the hoopla unfold. Turns out he’d made it to the Firestones’ Pacific Heights mansion just in time.
“And now, may we present The Family, a painting by Amelia Starling.” Edward and Josephine, Will’s parents, jointly pulled a silk cord and the curtain rose, so to speak, on a huge canvas.
The guests erupted in a collective “Oh!” The painting was incredible, unlike any family portrait Gus had ever seen. He started to move through the crowd to see it better, but froze at what, or rather who, he saw next.
“And we are happy to introduce the creator of this brilliant work, Miss Amelia Starling.”
The woman who stepped forward, smiling at the crowd, was none other than Ruthie … but not the sweet young girl Gus had met several weeks before. No. This woman was beyond beautiful, her eyes with some kind of color on them that made them seem even larger and more exotic than before, her gorgeous dark hair swept up with some kind of shiny netting woven through it, and glittery diamonds hanging from her delicate ears. And her body. Lord have mercy. Her body was encased in a long, deep-colored dress, a kind of red, he thought, that displayed her breasts and every other curve with elegance and grace. She was magnificent.
Gus was furious.
He strode through the crowd but stopped so that she could see him as she talked to one admirer after another. At one point she saw him and her eyes grew wide. He continued to stare at her and she didn’t look away. The man she was talking to—a geezer with money, no doubt—finally had to touch her arm to get her attention. Good.
He waited, patiently, until the crowed had thinned and the Firestones had announced the buffet was open. Then he made his move.
“I take it this is what you meant by ‘a little of this and a little of that’,” he said.
She smiled awkwardly, looking around the room, probably for someone to come and bail her out.
“No one’s going to rescue you this time … Ruthie.” He stepped closer and noticed she was breathing rapidly; it was doing wonderful things to her cleavage. “Who is Ruthie, by the way? Did you just make her up on the spot?”
“No. It’s my middle name,” she explained in a quiet voice. “Look, Mr. Wolff …”
“Oh, so you know my name.”
“I knew who you were the instant I saw you.” Her chin rose. “Your … reputation precedes you.”
“Ah. Well, I’ll tell you what I tell everybody else: don’t believe everything you read.” He cocked his head. “Why did you lie about who you were?”
She shrugged her beautiful shoulders. “I don’t know. I guess I wanted to hear an honest opinion of my work. You would hardly have been straight with me had you known I painted it.”
Gus leaned in to whisper in her ear. She smelled like lavender. “I assure you, Miss Starling, I would be nothing but straight with you.”
The young woman stepped back and glared at him. “I’m sure you would be, Mr. Wolff, until the next distraction turned your head.” She made a point of looking around the room. “Speaking of which, where is the melodious Miss Lindemann? I don’t see her anywhere.”
This woman was a pip. Gus wanted more of her. He captured her gaze and answered calmly. “Miss Lindemann and I aren’t seeing each other anymore. I haven’t been with a woman since before you and I met.” He mimicked her perusal of the ballroom, even though most of the guests had migrated to the dining area. “Come to think of it, where is your swain—or swains, as the case may be? Let’s see, there’s Charles, from the other night, and then there’s your live-in. What’s his name? Sander? My my, how do you keep them all straight?” He smiled wickedly. “Oh dear, there’s that word ‘straight’ again.”
Miss Starling’s delectable face, which had shown wariness before, now exploded into a storm of outrage. Apparently so mad she didn’t care who saw her, she pulled her arm back to slap Gus’s face. He caught her arm easily and wrapped it around his waist. Once again he pulled her close and nuzzled her. “I don’t give a damn who you’re with today, as long as you’re with me tomorrow.”
“That is never going to happen,” she hissed.
“Never say never,” he said, letting his breath caress her ear. He let go of her and stepped back, his voice rising to a normal level and his tone serious and heartfelt. “I am giving it to you straight, Miss Starling. I don’t know a lot about art, but I do know how something makes me feel. Your work is astonishing. You know how to capture the … what shall I call it? The truth of a given moment. That is rare and something to be very, very proud of.”
The siren opened her mouth but no words came out. As they stared at each other, Will walked up. “Ah, I see you’ve finally met Lia,” he said. “Isn’t she spectacular?”

            Keeping his eyes on her, Gus concurred with a murmured, “Yes indeed. Spectacular.”

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A native of northern California, A.B. Michaels holds master’s degrees in history and broadcasting, and worked for many years in the public relations and marketing fields.  She currently lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband and two furry “sons” who don’t seem to realize they’re just dogs.  For more information about the Sinner’s Grove series, including upcoming titles, please visit http://www.abmichaels.com.

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Release Blitz Unforgiven by Rebecca Shea

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We are so excited to celebrate the release of UNFORGIVEN by Rebecca Shea today! Trust us, you do not want to miss out Lindsay and Matt’s story!

About Unforgiven

Unforgiven_Rebecca Shea_ebooksmLindsay Christianson seemingly has it all—the perfect career, the perfect boyfriend, and the best-laid plans for a perfect life—until one phone call changes everything.

With a moments notice, Lindsay must choose between her perfect life and her professional dreams. The choice momentarily seems clear when the opportunity to propel her career abruptly sends her across the country, leaving everything she loves behind in North Carolina.

Navigating a new city with a broken heart and a job where her colleagues will do anything to sabotage her success, the pressure quickly becomes too great. When old habits resurface, Lindsay finds herself chasing demons she thought were long since buried.

With pain and destruction left in her wake, will Lindsay find a way to erase the damage she’s done, or will her sins remain unforgiven?

**This book is a Contemporary Romance and contains mature subject matter. It is not intended for those under 17 years of age.**

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Rebecca Shea is the USA Today Bestselling author of Unbreakable and Undone. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family and her beagle, Miles. From the time Rebecca could read she has had a passion for books. Rebecca spends her days working full-time and her nights writing, bringing stories to life. Born and raised in Minnesota, Rebecca moved to Arizona in 1999 to escape the bitter winters. When not working or writing, she can be found on the sidelines of her sons football games, or watching her daughter at ballet class. Rebecca is fueled by insane amounts of coffee, margaritas, Laffy Taffy (except the banana ones), and happily ever afters.

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Cover Reveal: Love, in Spanish by Karina Halle

 

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RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 11, 2014

“She sat beside me on

the bus – and she changed my whole life.”

Successful, wealthy

and absurdly handsome – Spanish ex-football

player Mateo Casalles seemed like he had it all. A high-society wife, an

adorable little girl, and flashy apartments in Madrid and Barcelona only

sweetened the deal. But there was more to Mateo than met the eye – a life of

uncertainty and regret that colored his black and white world.

That was until Vera

Miles came into his life like a shooting star. Tattooed, wild and young, Vera

seemed like Mateo’s polar opposite at first. But you can’t choose who you fall

in love with and the two lost

souls did everything they could to be together, all while suffering the grave

consequences.

Now with Mateo

divorced and living in Madrid with Vera, there is a whole new set of challenges

and setbacks facing the couple and rocking the foundation of their star-crossed

relationship.

Unfortunately for

them, the brighter the star, the faster they burn.

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EXCERPT

“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”

 

I turn in my chair and give Vera a curious look. Yet another English saying that I don’t know. “I’m afraid I don’t understand.”

 

She gives me a soft but tired smile and sits down on the arm rest. I immediately wrap my arm around her waist and pull her down into my lap, where she comes to a rest with a giggle, her hair obscuring the impish smile on her face. No matter where she is, I can never stop touching her and now more than ever I need her to relax, to feel safe, to know I’m going to get us out of this.

 

“Explain,” I demand. “Or I will punish you with kisses.”

 

She raises her brow. “Followed by punishment by penis?”

 

I shrug. “That can be arranged. Now, tell me my Estrella.”

 

She sighs and buries her lips into my neck. I can’t help the small moan that escapes from me, nor my hardness building beneath her plump, round ass. I close my eyes and fight the urge to pick her up and take her to the bedroom, the only other way I know how to make her feel safe and sated, the only way I know how to escape.

 

“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned,” she says against my throat, “is a saying. I don’t know where it’s from but it means, well, nothing is scarier than a pissed off bitch.” She pauses, sucking in her breath and I know she fears she’s said the wrong thing. “Sorry,” she quickly adds and I feel her body tense up beneath my fingers. “I didn’t mean that Isabel is a bitch.”

 

She is still so skittish over her words, the way she blurts things out, but it’s one of the reasons why I love her. I cup the back of her head with my hand and let the softness of her hair sink over me. “I know you didn’t,” I assure her. “And, well, she is being a bitch.”

 

“Can you blame her though?” she asks, her voice rising a pitch and when she pulls away from me, her eyes are wet. It breaks my heart. I’m getting tired of my heart breaking and I know that this isn’t going to change anytime soon. Every day there is another weight on us, another crack appears.

 

“No,” I tell her honestly. “I cannot blame her.”

 

A silence lapses over us, heavy like a wool cloak. It does this sometimes. What we’ve done, it coats us.

 

Finally she clears her throat. “She’s going to hurt for a long time,” she says. “She’s going to be angry. This isn’t going away. I thought everything was behind us now, that she’d move on. You’ve been divorced for a year, if she’s still this mad a year out…”

 

“She is mad because I am going back to Atletico,” I tell her. “She is mad because of the paparazzi, the way they are hounding us again. She is mad because she feels she is being made to look like a fool. If I had just stayed with my head down, she wouldn’t be doing this.”

 

“But you can’t live your life in fear, Mateo,” she tells me.

 

I smile at her and brush her sunset hair from her face. “And neither can you.”

 

She settles back against my body, sinks, conforms, melds. She is second skin. She is a part of myself I can’t bear to separate from. I pray I never have to. I pray we can survive whatever is coming our way.

 

And I can feel it coming, that tension, that storm rolling in the weeks and days.

 

I pick her up in my arms and for all her pillowy curves, she weighs nothing more than a feather. I take her down the hall to the bedroom, throw her on the bed. She glows in the afternoon sun that streams in through our window and it isn’t long before we are both naked and I am climbing over her, pinning her arms above her head and drinking in her body like the most beautiful, decadent wine.

 

I will devour her until all of this is gone.

 

I will consume her until we are all that’s left.

 

I push inside her and let my hunger take over.

 

 

 

He’s thirty-eight. I’m

twenty-three.He speaks Spanish.

I speak English.He lives in Spain.

I live in Canada.

He dresses in

thousand-dollar suits. I’m covered in tattoos.

He’s married and

has a five-year old daughter.

I’m single and

can’t commit to anyone or anything.

Until now. Because

when they say you can’t choose who you fall in love with, boy ain’t that the

f*#king truth.

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To a restless

dreamer like Vera Miles, it sounded like the experience of a lifetime. Instead

of spending her summer interning for her astronomy major, she would fly to

Spain where she’d spend a few weeks teaching conversational English to

businessmen and women, all while enjoying free room and board at an isolated

resort. But while Vera expected to get a tan, meet new people and stuff herself

with wine and paella, she never expected to fall in love.

Mateo Casalles is

unlike anyone Vera has ever known, let alone anyone she’s usually attracted to.

While Vera is a pierced and tatted free spirit with a love for music and

freedom, Mateo is a successful businessman from Madrid, all sharp suits and

cocky Latino charm. Yet, as the weeks go on, the two grow increasingly close

and their relationship changes from purely platonic to something…more.

Something that

makes Vera feel alive for the first time.

Something that can

never, ever be.

Or so she thinks

 

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With her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term “Hybrid Author.” Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she’s a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA…whenever possible.Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiancé and rescue pup.

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Release Blitz and Reviews for Roxy Sloane’s, The Invitation

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Synopsis

It’s my last night in town, and I’m not flying home until this girl is flat on her back with her ankles up around her shoulders and my dick so deep inside her she’ll never want another cock again.
Hot, English businessman Ashton made a pact not to screw up his friendship with Justine ‘JJ’ Jenkins over a cheap one-night stand. Now, two years later, he’s going out of his mind with wanting her — but she’s still off-limits. Now school is over, and his control is wearing thin. They’ve got one last night together, and he’s determined to make it an experience she’ll never forget.
The one girl he can’t have is going to have the night of her life. And with a sexy game of dare on the table, it won’t take long…
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Nicole’s 5 Star Review
 You know that scene in the movie “A League of Their Own” when Madonna comes out of confession and the priest opens the confessional door and his collar is askew, his hair is mussed and he appears to be sweating? Yeah, that was me after I finished reading Roxy Sloane’s The Invitation  (The Invitation series prequel). Holy hot and bothered, Batman!! This book is hot!! I mean fan your face, make sure the kids don’t read over your shoulder, “Honey, I don’t have a headache tonight” hot!! And it’s the beginning of a great story…
Justine and Ashton are best friends and have been throughout law school. They bust each other’s chops, cut the BS and truly adore each other. The reason that their friendship is so strong is because they vowed early on that they wouldn’t have sex with each other. That is until the night of the law school graduation, when they could fight their attraction no more. Let’s just say, things escalated quickly!!
This prequel has set the stage for an incredibly hot and interesting new series! For those who’ve read her before (like Abby), you KNOW that Roxy Sloane can write some hot stuff!! For those of us who are just getting introduced to her writing, Roxy has our full attention! Can’t wait to read the rest of this series!!
Dawn’s 5 Star Review
This my first book from Roxy Sloane… Damn woman you can get down and dirty and I love it. Holy lord of the hotness!!! I hope this book comes with a warning label that should read, so hot may cause a fire or ruined panties! Also, I do not recommend reading it in public. You should either be alone or preferably with your partner :) From the filthy dirty talking to the radiating heat from the two main characters, I could not stop blushing and squirming in my seat!! It’s a quick read but filled with so much. It’s fun, flirty, steamy and enticing with very intriguing characters. Sometimes a goods ole dirty, but a well written book is all you need. It brought a smile to my face and a pep to my step…..
We meet Justine and Ash. Two college buddies, both admitted players. Who swore never to ruin their friendship and get involved…. Until their final night together, then all their carnal desires come to fruition!! You will have to read it to find out happens. Two words: Smokin’ Hot!!!
This is the perfect invitation into a new series. I have become  huge fan of prequels lately. They draw you in and give you just enough of a taste.  Sometimes a quicky is all you need. Hee hee :) There’s nothing like a good tease. Anticipation is key while waiting for the next book. This book totally got many attention! I am so looking forward to more.
Kristine’s 5 Star Review
You must read The Invitation by Roxy Sloane, it is the Reading for Pleasure book of 2014! This is the first book I’ve read of Roxy’s and with this little taste from this prequel, I need more.  Roxy wrote this short story that hooked me from page one and leg clenching by paragraph 2. I really don’t know how it happened, just that this women is magical with her words, she uses them to make a whirl wind of sexiness engulfing you with no way out, not that you want one!
“I’ll find your secret pleasure.  I’ll bring those wicked dreams to life.  And when you’re begging for me, your body aching with desire, so close to the edge you can’t speak, or think, or even breathe because you need my ……..”      I have to  stop those sexy words there….you’ll find out the rest when you read this and oh, you so must!!!  Not sure who said these sexy words yet, I have my suspicions, but this is a taste of Roxy’s words!!  She knows her erotica!!  Just brilliant!!
Justine and Ashton meet in college and are so alike.  In college there are a lot of hook ups and forgotten relationships.  They did not want this so they decided to be friends with no benefits.  So after spending years together of early morning breakfasts and late night study sessions and getting to know  one another better then they know themselves, what are they to do?  How do they spend their last day together before they go off to start their futures?
My excitement is jumping up and down right now writing this review! I just love sharing my thoughts on books that made my erogenous zones set off the fire alarms!!  With all the ” please I just have to go back to college!” and “where was Ashton when I went to college?!” rants there were parts that made me giggle too!  I loved these characters, as short as this story is I got a feeling of who they are and I made a connection. I felt a lot of emotions in a very short time, this left me in a happy bliss of OMG I need the next one right now!!  As you can read, I am very excited for the next book after this one called The Surrender.  Roxy, you just earned a new die hard fan!!  You earned FIVE explosive stars from me!!!!
Check out Abby’s awesome reviews for Roxy Sloane’s The Seduction Series!
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Roxy Sloane is a romance junkie with a dirty mind. She lives in Los Angeles with her hot ex-military hubby and her two kids. She loves writing sexy, complex stories about pushing the boundaries and risking it all.

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