New Releases

Release Boost – Interference by Harlow Cole

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Title: Interference
Series: St. Michaels Duet #1
Author: Harlow Cole
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: July 18, 2019

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Brayden
I’m a goddamn prodigy.  It’s true. Ask anyone.
I threw my first curveball the day I was born.

The whole town is waiting on me.
To live up to my father’s famous name. To reach for the stars.

All I want to reach for is her.

But Ashley is the sweet addiction I can’t afford. She’s my best friend’s sister. Hell, she’s practically my little sister. For years, I’ve protected her from guys that want one thing. What happens now that I’ve turned into one of them? Who’s gonna shield her from the way I was made, from my little white lies and from what I’m about to become?

My game plan sounds simple: Pitch my way into the Major League draft and stay out of Ashley Foster’s pants. That first part may be statistically difficult.

The second feels damn near impossible.

Ashley
From the moment we met, I knew he was trouble.
The kind my mother sent me to find.
The type that ruins you for any other brand.

When we were young kids, I didn’t know what to call the frogs and butterflies that danced in my belly whenever Brayden came near. Now I know they have a name.

Those three little words that could heal or destroy him.

Before Brayden, my life was normal. And then it wasn’t. It couldn’t be. Ever again. How was I to know stealing his seat would change all our lives?

Anger and forgiveness share two halves of the same coin.
Our story might make you choose sides.

Interference is a slow burn, coming of age romance that takes readers from the sweet anticipation of first times to the passion of soul mates finally staking their claim. With a touch of Dawson’s Creek and a taste of Friday Night Lights, it is the first half of the completed St. Michaels duet.

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AUTHOR BIO

Harlow Cole is a former journalism student, turned techie, turned mother, who finally decided at age forty-plus what she wants to be if she ever she grows up. Her writing journey first began in sixth grade, when she and her best friend penned boy band fanfiction in an old spiral notebook. Harlow is a connoisseur of peanut M&Ms, brand-new school supplies and angst-filled love stories that always end happy. At fifteen, she met her first love. They’ve now been married for twenty years. They reside in suburban Washington, DC, where Harlow moonlights as a taxi driver for their farting beagle and teenage twins. Interference and Stealing Home are her debut novels.

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New Releases

Release Boost – Back for More by Kayley Loring

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Title: Back for More
Author: Kayley Loring
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Steamy Romantic Comedy
Release Date: July 18, 2019

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WES

When I was a kid, my dad was the gardener for the richest man in town. His daughter, Lily Barnes, told me she could never like a guy like me. Then she kissed me and told me it would never happen again. When it happened again, she told me she could never love me because she was going to leave this place, and I would never leave my dad.

We were never quite friends, not exactly enemies, and we could never quite stop secretly kissing each other.

She never said goodbye before running off to try to make it as an actress. That was her dream, and I wanted her to chase it. Okay, maybe I hated her for it, just a little.

Now she’s back, with no money and even more sass.

A lot has changed around here…except for my hidden feelings about Lily Barnes.

LILY

So, it turns out I’m a terrible actress and now I’m back!

When my father offers me a job at his company, I actually think he’s finally decided I’m worthy of one day taking over the family business. Imagine my surprise when I find out that the gardener’s son is the one who’s being groomed to take over, and I’ve been assigned to work for him.

Wes Carver has always been rich in confidence and abs, but now he’s rich in everything, including disdain for yours truly.

If he thinks I’m not built to work, he’s wrong.

If he thinks he can boss me around just because he’s my boss, he’s delusional.

If he thinks I’m still the girl who could never love him…I may be a better actress than anyone thought.

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AUTHOR BIO

Kayley Loring has, until recently, been a borderline workaholic living in Los Angeles.  In the summer of 2017 she moved to a beautiful suburb of Portland, Oregon.  She can now breathe clean air while enjoying the great outdoors and drive around without swearing at strangers.  It’s pretty great.
When not writing funny sexy sweet romantic comedy novels, she can happily channel her obsessive energies into plant hoarding, book hoarding, and staring at male models on Instagram (for research!).  The rest of the time, she’s painting, feeding animals, eating her way through Portland with friends, cursing the many hours it takes to work off those delicious Portland meals, and trying to make her gosh darned wavy hair behave itself.

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Release Day/New Release

New Release – Vikings Anthology

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Filled with action and suspense, this summer’s hottest beach read comes in the shape of Vikings!

Battle-hardened and broad-chested, with arms strong enough to sweep you off your feet, these warriors are pure muscle, with shoulders built for carrying you to bed.

Congratulations to the nine authors who’ve created this shared-world series of supreme alpha hotness: Ashe Barker, Lily Harlem, Felicity Brandon, Gianna Simone, Vanessa Brooks, Sassa Daniels, Sky Purington, Emmanuelle de Maupassant and Jane Burrelli.

Blurb

A tiny Scottish settlement at the mercy of its enemies.

A harrowing bargain struck for nine fearful and reluctant brides.

Delivered into Viking hands, the brides of Achnaryrie now belong to their conquering masters but, as wedding nights bring surrender to duty, will fierce lovers also surrender their hearts?

The Highland wilderness is savage, life is perilous, and the future uncertain, but each Viking has sworn protection, and there are no lengths to which a man will not go to safeguard the woman he loves.

Against the forbidding backdrop of medieval Scotland, join these indomitable heroes and intrepid heroines as they discover that the raging storms of fear and passion can transform into enduring devotion.

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Release Day/New Release

New Release – Eok Warriors Series by Mary Auclair

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Series: Eok Warriors
Author: Mary Auclair
Publisher: Eclipse Press
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance

#1 Venomous Craving – Release Date: October 13, 2017

A desperate woman.
An alien warrior whose craving knows no bounds.
A passion that will change the fate of humanity.
In a world where humans have been hunted to near extinction, Rose is captured and on her way to be sold on the lucrative black market. Seizing her only chance, she escapes and finds fate waiting for her in the form of another captive of terrifying strength: a legendary Eok warrior.

Together, Rose and the Eok warrior Karian will fight for their survival – and ultimately for the fate of the entire human race. During that fight, a dangerous attraction is born.
Karian, the unyielding Commander in Chief of the Eok armies, feels his control fading a little more every time he looks at the fragile but headstrong human. Soon, the call to make her his mate torments his body, turning his desires into an imperious craving. She seems to want him, too, but she has no idea of the consequences for her should he claim her.
Will Rose accept him as her bloodmate and seal both their destinies, before everything is lost?

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#2 Venomous Hunger – Release Date: May 25, 2018

His lust could devour them.
Her love will free them both.

After being left for dead by her people, Aliena wakes up under the care of alien pirates. She escapes, only to be captured by a creature straight from her darkest nightmares, bent on the destruction of everything she holds dear.

An Eok warrior turned outlaw, Kamal is one to be reckoned with. He is on a mission for the Eok nation, and his only goal is to find and save the humans before he can return to his old life. He has no intention of allowing a headstrong human female to get in his way.

As Aliena embarks on a mission to rescue her uncle from Minister Knut’s clutches, Kamal is at a crossroads. If he chooses help the human, the price might well be his own life.

When the Mating Venom unleashes its torment, Kamal has to decide. Will he change his ways and claim Aliena’s heart, or is the life of an outlaw too hard to leave behind?

Publisher’s Note: This steamy, thrilling sci-fi romance is the second in the Eok Warriors series, however it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone.

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#3 Venomous Heart – Release Date: April 8, 2019

After drowning his soul in blood, can this alien warrior be saved?

As the only doctor on Aveyn, Ava works day and night for the people she considers hers. Only… she’s not really one of them, is she? She’s a hybrid, a highly illegal creature created by Trade Minister Knut for his personal enjoyment. And she risks a fate worse than death if her existence is ever discovered by Prime Councilor Aav, the most powerful Matriarch in the Ring.

When a tall, arrogant, sapphire blue alien comes to Aveyn, it’s not long before headstrong Ava gets in trouble with him – the new Eok warrior in charge.

Arlen wants nothing to do with his new assignment on Aveyn. All he wants is to return to the violence at the Frontier and drown his broken heart in bloodshed. But he made a deal with his brother, the Commander-in-Chief of the Eok armies: a year of peace for a year of combat. So, Arlen comes to Aveyn fully intent on ruling all those who live there with an iron fist…

… all except a troublesome, gorgeous female whose purple eyes haunt his dreams. When the Mating Venom pushes him to the edge of madness, can Arlen learn to trust in his heart again, or is his soul lost to the bloodlust?

Publisher’s Note: While this is the third book in the bestselling Eok Warriors series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone.

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#4 Venomous Lust – Release Date: July 8, 2019

Will he choose the mission of a lifetime, or the love of his life?

Commander Khal has been tasked with the mission of a lifetime by Prime Councilor Aav, the most powerful Matriarch in the Ring. He must locate and retrieve a weapon so powerful it could plunge trillions of people into civil war, chaos and violence. This is a dangerous mission – the mission he needs to prove himself once and for all as a worthy Eok warrior, just like his brothers before him. He is the Ring’s only hope for peace, and he won’t fail – no matter what the cost.

Hazel wants go to Earth to be reunited with her twin sister and she will stop at nothing to achieve that. When she hides under Commander Khal’s spaceship past curfew, she has no idea of the trouble she’s going to cause. Soon enough, she finds herself hurtling into space, far away from home and at the mercy of a stern and dominant Eok warrior who doesn’t want her there.

She is a hindrance to Khal’s mission, but he can’t seem to keep his hands off her anyway. As an intricate web of deception and betrayal threatens to thwart his plan, Commander Khal will have to choose between his lust for Hazel and his duty.

Can he reign in the urges of the Mating Venom, or will he – and the entire Ring – be lost to the Madness?

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AUTHOR BIO 

Mary Auclair is a lover of romance novels of all genres. She likes to write everything, from science fiction to fantasy, passing through paranormal and historical, but always with a dark, sexy twist. She spends too many hours to count daydreaming about adventures and hot, dominant, alpha male heroes. When she’s not writing, she’s busy being a full-time mom, as well as caring for her many pets.

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Excerpt/Teaser Share, Release Day/New Release

New Release – Come and Get It by Abby Knox

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Title: Come and Get It
Series: Small Town Bachelor Romance #7
Author: Abby Knox
Genre: Contemporary Romance Novella
Release Date: July 24, 2019

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Seven years behind bars changed Paul down to his bones — whether that is for better or worse is a matter of opinion. And there are always plenty of opinions to go around in the small town where he was born and raised. Only one constant remains with him on the day of his release: he’s going to pay a visit to the judge who sentenced him.

Despite her outward strength, small-town judge Drea mentally prepares herself for the release of the one of the area’s nastiest bad boys. He’s threatening to pay her a visit, but she’s one tough judge who’s not scared of anything — least of all a muscled ex-con.

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EXCERPT 

Chapter 2

Drea

Drea “Are you sure you don’t want us to stay?”

My younger sister Ever is sweet but overly concerned for my safety. “I’m perfectly fine. Nobody is coming to hurt me. You can go.”

She eyes me suspiciously and rubs her swollen tummy. “All right, but I don’t feel good about this.”

I smirk at her. “And what are you going to do if he does try something? Threaten to give birth right here on the braided rug?”

She cocks her head to the side. “Very funny. I just wish you would agree to stay with Logan and me for a few days. Just to be on the safe side. You are the judge who put him in prison for years, you know.”

I cross my arms in front of my chest. “I’ve sentenced a lot of criminals.”

“But he’s the worst that Middleburg has ever seen!”

I laugh. “Are you forgetting that cold case murder that was just solved last year?”

“OK, besides that. And that hasn’t even gone to trial yet. This one did, and he’s a bad guy.”

I could tell her she’s just being as small-minded as all the old-timers who drink coffee at the bowling alley every morning, judging everybody who ever did so much as jaywalk in this town.

I should remind her that the man has paid his debt to society and has the right to be free now. But something stops me.

I can’t protest too much or she’ll figure it out.

So I just have to play her off with my midwestern compulsion to never be a burden.

“While I relish the idea of a few sleepless nights in your tiny house by the river with your very randy husband making you moan all night long, it’s a hard pass.”

Looking at Ever’s face, she’s not denying it. She still bites her lip and blushes just thinking about her doting husband. A part of me wishes for that feeling, that feeling of being looked after and fussed over by the person who shares my bed and my life. Sometimes it hurts to watch Ever and my brother-in-law Logan together. I’m jealous but I don’t show it. I’m the stalwart big sister. The protector.

I’m also the judge who has served as officiant for every wedding in this town in recent years, and it’s starting to feel a little more raw every time I’m asked to do it. But I don’t say no. I’m the sweet and accommodating judge everybody wants for their wedding.

Ever tries every other angle to get me to leave with her, but I’m staying put.

I kiss her on the cheek before she leaves. “If it makes you feel better, I’ll call for a patrol car to drive by sometime tonight. And I promise I’ll call you if the boogeyman shows up, OK?”

She pouts at me and I finally have to shut the door to compel her to leave my front porch. And to think she used to be the wild one who needed my protection as a child.

When she’s gone, I draw myself a bath with lavender salts and have a nice soak to relax my tired feet. After my bath, I pad around the house, closing all the windows on this cool summer night, and draw all the curtains shut. All except one: my bedroom window.

I leave it wide open while I watch some TV on my laptop. Any woman in her right mind, alone in a big, old isolated house in the country would close up every last window and lock them before drifting off at night, but I am not in my right mind.

No, I’m ready to completely lose my mind and my whole self. Just as soon as my partner in crime gets here.

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Abby Knox lives a dual life. Fantasy Abby would love to live on a farm with goats, bees, chickens, donkeys and alpaca, making her own soap, yarn, honey and cheese. Reality Abby has no desire to do actual farm work. So, the ever-pragmatic Reality Abby keeps Fantasy Abby happy by putting her into adorable little works of romantic fiction with her pretend hobbies. Both Abbies hope you enjoy her sweet, sexy—sometimes a little over the top and weird—storytelling. The real Abby lives in North Carolina with the ever-useful tech-savvy Mr. Knox and their children.

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Release Day/New Release

New Release – Beautifully Damaged by Laura Pavlov

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Title: Beautifully Damaged
Series: The Shine Design #1
Author: Laura Pavlov
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary/Second Chance Romance
Release Date: July 24, 2019

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Peyton Kroft was his forever, until the unthinkable happened. Walking away all those years ago had been the right thing to do, but he’s ready to put the past behind him. Moving to San Francisco and hiring his first love, the city’s top designer, is a good place to start. He didn’t expect seeing her to stir up feelings he thought he’d long buried.

Jackson Vance broke her heart. He took half of it with him on his way out of town. Picking up the pieces hadn’t been easy, but more than nine years later, Peyton is living her best life. Coming face to face with her first love is not on the agenda. He is beautiful, broken, and everything she’s ever wanted. Needed.

The past still hovers like a dark cloud. But every dark cloud has a silver-lining.

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AUTHOR BIO

Laura Pavlov writes sweet and sexy contemporary romance that will make you both laugh and cry. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, mom to two awesome almost-grown kids, and dog-whisperer to a couple crazy yorkies. Laura resides in Las Vegas where she is living her own happily ever after.

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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance

Review – The Truth About Us by R.C. Stephens

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The Truth About Us (Standalone)
by R.C. Stephens (Author)

This review is from: July 24, 2019 By Kay Daniels
Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥🔥

A second chance, new adult, little sister/brother-best friend love story. This is one love story with so many twists and turns showing that love isn’t a straight line. Can you really say you’d make the same choices again at twenty that you’d make at thirty? People change regardless of whom they are with or maybe because of whom they are with. The Truth Of Us is an amazing book that delves into the choices we make, the family we have, and the family we surround ourselves with by choice.

R. C. Stephens opens the story with two teens, Griff and JoJo, in the midst of a mad, passionate crush teetering upon love. After a year and a half of dancing around each other with stolen kisses and touches JoJo gives Griff her heart and her virginity and then they promise each other a future together, right after Griff vanishes from her life completely ghosting her.

Ten years go by and JoJo has moved on, eventually marrying (although also losing her spouse too) when her mother calls to announce that her step-father has died and should return home. JoJo hasn’t returned home in years, the memories have been too painful, but since Griff hasn’t shown his face even once in a decade she doesn’t give him another thought that is until she sees him at the same airport.

A lot of time has past and Griff has burned a lot of bridges with JoJo, but the moment he sees her across the airport every reason he had for staying away vanishes from his brain. He believes in destiny and wants another chance with her. He wants everything and he won’t give up until she is in his arms again. He first needs to explain what happened ten years ago, but then convince her that there is a reason why they have this second chance.

JoJo has a lot of baggage and half of it is Griff’s to carry, the rest is her dead spouses. She never planned to fall in love again, but the problem is she never fell out of love with Griff. Will things be different this time? There are so many roadblocks, so much standing between the two of them can they really pick up where they left off?

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