Friday, August 31, 2018

BLOG TOUR: Shelter by Stephanie Fournet SPOTLIGHT





Blurb




Elise Cormier has hated Cole Whitehurst since she was five years old. He’s always known just how to make her feel dumb, shabby, and — worst of all — invisible.


Even when they live under the same roof.


But that’s where Elise learns Cole’s terrible secret and why he is the way he is. Despite how he’s always treated her, Elise becomes his ally.


Cole Whitehurst has the weight of the world on his shoulders. Day in and day out, it’s up to him to keep his mother and sister safe. He’s used to giving up everything he wants in order to protect them.


And there’s nothing he wants more than Elise Cormier.


Cole has no business falling for his housekeeper’s daughter, but how could he resist? She’s funny. She’s real. And he trusts her with his life.


But, as Cole knows, loving someone comes with a price, and it may take him years to pay it.





 



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Excerpt




Chapter Twelve Excerpt





I didn’t think about it. I didn’t even hesitate. I tugged her hand, pulled Elise against me, and covered her mouth with mine. Her startled gasp met my tongue, and a bolt of desire shot clean through me.


This morning, our kiss had been a measured exploration. But not this time. This was a conquest. And even though I led the kiss and it was my arms that wrapped around Elise and gathered her tight against me, I was the one conquered.


Even as I plundered her mouth, I knew surrender was my only option. How could I resist her? She was fearless. She was flawless. She’d redefined what I knew of beauty. Yes, anyone could see she was beautiful. But who else but me knew how brave and capable she was? How ingenious and resourceful? How genuine?


She knew all of my secrets, and still she opened her mouth to welcome my outlaw tongue. And those were her hands diving inside the shelter of my jacket, skimming over my thin dress shirt and leaving behind a signature of heat.


I had no business getting hard in the shadowed hallway of my parents’ house on the night of our escape. With Elise Cormier, no less. But under her touch, I was like a brick. I’d never wanted anyone like this.


I had to stop. I knew this. But I just wanted to keep kissing her. To lie down with her. To listen to that delicate cry she sang into my ear as my lips moved to her neck. But what I wanted more than anything was time. Time to discover all of her secrets. I wanted to hear everything she wanted, and I ached to give her whatever I could.


But I could have none of that. Especially time.



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Stephanie has put together a little playlist on Spotify to get readers ready for Elise and Cole’s love story.



 



Author Bio










Stephanie Fournet, author of Fall Semester, Legacy, Butterfly Ginger,  Leave a Mark, You First, and Drive, lives in Lafayette, Louisiana—not far from the Saint Streets where her novels are set. She shares her home with her husband John and their needy dogs Gladys and Mabel, and sometimes their daughter Hannah even comes home from college to visit them. When she isn’t writing romance novels, Stephanie is usually helping students get into college, setting up a tent in the woods, or running. She loves hearing from fans so you can follow her on FacebookInstagram, Twitter, or message her on Goodreads.


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Thursday, August 30, 2018

BLOG TOUR: Mistress for Penndrake by Tammy L. Bailey SPOTLIGHT



A Mistress for Penndrake


by Tammy L. Bailey


Genre: Historical Romance


Publisher: Entangled



 



Blurb


The Marquess of Wesley is out for blood. For a year, Lord Wesley has tried to


undo the devastation his father left to Penndrake, their ancestral home, only to


discover the man gambled it away right before his death. Now Wesley is being


blackmailed by the new owner into marrying a woman he’s never met in order to


get it back. But his intentions are less than honorable...


At one and twenty, Miss Kate Holden intends to become a governess, having


sworn off all men years ago. However, her plans are halted when she receives a


daunting letter from her cousin about a Lord Wesley. Ignorant of the name, and


the devilish marquess that wears it all too well, she nearly ends up compromised.


Refusing to fall prey to Wesley’s skillful seduction, Kate decides to turn things


around on the rake. But the high-stakes game between them soon leads to her


losing the last thing she expected...her heart.



 



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Excerpt


“So, to what do I owe the honor of your divine company, Miss Holden?”


She quirked a neat eyebrow and opened her rose petal lips, a motion he watched with sober interest. Everything about her stirred a subtle, yet alarming attraction. All of this forced him to keep reminding himself the woman existed only as a means to an end, nothing more.


“My lord, I’ve come…” She hesitated, he believed, to gather enough courage to go through with her reason.


“You’ve come,” he repeated in an overly husky voice, trying to fluster her further.


She puffed out her cheeks and tempered a few silent words. He wanted to chuckle. He refrained, instead, by hiding his mirth behind a tight fist.


“You think my discomfort is amusing, do you not?” she asked, seeing right through him. If she expected an answer, she didn’t wait to hear it, her body set in motion at a hurried pace in his direction. “Edward told me—”


Wesley shot out of his relaxed stance and met her halfway. He towered over her, trying to intimidate her. To his dismay, she didn’t cower, she didn’t even flinch.


“Yes,” he said, bending down low enough to see a hint of amber reflected in her distrusting eyes. “Go on. I’d love to hear more about your dear cousin, Miss Holden.”


As he waited for her response, the light from the open window shifted, bathing his guest in the brilliant radiance of the late-day sun. She remained silent, her hands flying to the pocket of her dress, as if to protect whatever lay inside. Beyond any doubt, Wesley believed she knew something. She would not be here, would not have come swathed in mystery and risking her own reputation, if this did not involve Edward’s guidance in some way.


The curiosity of what she held compelled him to keep her at Penndrake until he found out what Edward Garrett wanted her to know. Out of patience, he eased away from her.


“Miss Holden, may I suggest we take a walk in the gardens? The day is almost gone, but there is enough light to see us through, allowing us to discuss this further without interruption.”


Again, she opened her curved lip but said nothing. Suspicion sprang from her demeanor, her gaze darting


around the room as if searching for the closest exit. Instead of fleeing, however, she motioned with a surrendering nod, stepping forward until the coat of arms over the fireplace caught her attention.


He studied her as she examined the Wesley motto, her lips moving mutely as she read the three words embedded at the bottom of the shield. Shameful heat rose from deep inside him, and he lifted a rare prayer to the heavens for her not to know the meaning of those powerful words. Maybes he was too poor to have been schooled like her giddy cousins.


Even so, he studied her curious face until she turned to him, her eyes void of any awareness or comprehension. Breathing a sigh of relief, he held his arm out for her to take. She paused, a timid and uncertain hand coming up to rest on his sleeve.


Outside, the day had faded into dusk and dazzled the sight, impressing upon it a majestic beauty of pearl-pink altostratus clouds. Behind them tumbled a blanket of slate-gray vapors, an ominous forewarning of twilight.


The much cooler breeze tugged at the tails of his heavy jacket. He slowed his pace and continued to escort her down a flight of stone steps onto a spacious unblemished lawn. They walked for several hundred yards in silence, him admiring her wondrous interest. On their way to the garden, they passed the stocked fish pond and the honeysuckle-laden labyrinth.


Toward the east, he halted at a stone fountain, centered in the thickest part of the coppice. Large shadows turned the evening darker, the chilly autumn wind transforming Miss Holden’s dewy skin to a nice pink. With his arm outstretched, he persuaded her to a wrought iron bench on the opposite side of where they stood.


“Please have a seat with me.”


He pointed, and she accepted his invitation, much too carelessly, he thought.


She sat down first, her behind resting on the farthest edge of one side. Not to frighten her, he followed suit, allowing enough space to fit her three female cousins between them.


After a quiet moment, he pronounced, “I believe you don’t think too highly of me, Miss Holden, and I would like to persuade you otherwise.”


She drew back and gawked at him with wide sage-like eyes. A wisp of her hair tumbled down into her thick lashes.


Unhindered, she blew it away with a quickly exhaled breath.


Her refinement, or lack thereof, surprised him. Most women—no—all women of her lower station practiced the art of how to appeal to a man and his interests, enough so to attract an amiable and sensible husband. Perhaps, however, Miss Kathryn Holden had no reason to draw the attention of the opposite sex, especially since she had another companion in mind. He tried to convince himself it didn’t matter either way.


Her experience might play to his advantage.


Still, he sought the truth on the matter, just because his thoughts weren’t able to let it go. “Forgive me if I seem too impertinent—”


She scoffed. “You’ve just now thought of apologizing for something you’re about to say? How extraordinary.”


He chuckled and shook his head. “Sarcasm does not become you, madam.”


“Neither does naivety.”


Author Bio

A LEO wife, mother, and military veteran, Tammy began writing when the shows and movies she watched didn't end the way she wanted them to end. Whether it's historical or contemporary, for her, there must always be a happy ending. 

When she's not writing, she's spending time with her husband and two boys near Cleveland, Ohio. Without their sacrifice and understanding, she believes she would have never been able to pursue her passion of writing or her accomplishment of becoming a published author.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

FREE ON KINDLE UNLIMITED THIS MONTH!

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BLOG TOUR: All Screwed Up by AJ Adams SPOTLIGHT





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All Screwed Up

By AJ Adams

Release Date: 21st August 2018


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What readers say about AJ Adams:

“A.J. is a talented writer. With a dark imagination.” 

“...awesome dark romance between less than perfect people...” 

“I can always count on her to weave a fantastically well written story with in-depth, precisely developed characters that are meticulously flawed, yet always have that redeeming quality." 

"There is just something mesmerizing about AJ Adam's style of writing that reels me in every time, even when I start out hesitantly due to a different genre outside my favorite normal."








Sexy, sassy adult model Lacy Desire is in deep trouble. Having walked out on her abusive photographer ex and wrecked a major deal, he and his underworld backers are out for revenge. Lacy decides only one man can save her: Rex Winslow, the super hot money launderer for the Disciples MC. His rep for violence and mayhem doesn’t worry her because she knows a secret that will keep him in line.

Rex Winslow, tenth Viscount Ravenshurst and financial guru to the Disciples MC, is about to pull off the deal of a lifetime that will restore his family name and fortune. When Lacy turns up and blackmails him into helping her, he’s furious. Worse, her troubles bring the Horde, rivals to the Disciples MC, crashing in on his deal. Handing her over will fix it but cold-hearted practical Rex discovers he’s fallen head over heels. Can he give her up?




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AJ Adams writes twisted love stories set in the violent world of the Cartel, Camorra, Belial's MC and Prydain.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

BLOG TOUR: Recovering Ivy by Riley Edwards SPOTLIGHT


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Recovering Ivy
(Special Forces: Operation Apha & 
Red Team Book 4)
By Riley Edwards
Steamy Military Romance
289 pages
Publication Date: August 21st, 2018
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We met in a bar.

The sex was phenomenal.

Then I walked away.

That’s where our story should’ve ended.

But he found me. Now he knows my real name, my secrets, and all the details of my sordid past.

I’m out for revenge and no one will stop me; not even the pragmatic Zane Lewis. If he thinks he can silence me with the promise of more mind-bending sex, he’s wrong.

Ivy Matthews is the most frustrating female I’ve ever known. I’ve broken terrorists faster than I can pull information from her sweet lips.

The only time she’s pliant is when she’s under me, or when my mouth is exploring her sexy curves, and then the most exquisite filthy words and breathy moans fill my ears.

If she thinks she can walk away from me, she’s wrong.

I’ve found the one–my perfect match–my equal.

Come hell or high-water Ivy is mine. 











“This is the first book I've read in the series and it does stand alone. However, I'd happily read the previous three books and any after this one…...This has my strong recommendation.” ~ Cheri 5 STARS



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Riley Edwards is a bestselling multi-genre author, wife, and military mom. Riley was born and raised in Los Angeles but now resides on the east coast with her fantastic husband and children. 

Riley writes heart-stopping romance with sexy alpha heroes and even stronger heroines. Riley's favorite genres to write are romantic suspense and military romance. 


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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

RELEASE BLITZ: Protecting Mari by Cara Carnes SPOTLIGHT+GIVEAWAY

Blurb


Who do you turn to when the law is the problem?


Marisol hoped divorce was the key to a new life—one away from her crazy ex-

husband. Instead she’s working two jobs and struggling to make ends meet as


her problems escalate. Terrified and desperate for help—any help—she turns to

a stranger, a man her brother swore could help with just about any problem. The

answer to her problems is tall, dark, deadly and everything she’d once thought

she wanted in a man. But to him she’s a job. Nothing more.

No one should fight an impossible war alone.

When Ethan founded Counterstrike he expected a challenge but nothing could

have prepared him for Marisol. She’s smart, courageous, compassionate,

headstrong, and everything he’s ever wanted. But her troubles come with a price

tag he didn’t expect when he must face his own personal demons to keep her

safe.


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Excerpt


“I’m sorry I fell asleep,” she whispered, unsure exactly how that had happened. She’d thought she’d never sleep again, yet she’d literally gone so comatose she’d fallen asleep in a stranger’s truck.


He’d freaking carried her into his house, or she assumed as much since she had no clue how she would’ve gotten inside otherwise.


Adrenaline surged within her as her fight or flight response kicked in again. The damn thing activated instantaneously. Slow reactions resulted in pain, and she’d never been a big fan of that.


Chester wouldn’t be too happy that she’d filed a police report. He’d send someone else to hurt her. That someone would hurt anyone between her and him. The thought spiraled her mind onto a new path.


Ethan had been nice, he’d gotten her away when she needed to go anywhere but where she was at. But she couldn’t let him or anyone else get hurt by Chester and the assholes who did his bidding.


“I should go.” She yanked on the bottom of her scrubs even though everything was hanging where it should. The sooner she got away from Ethan, the better for him. “Thanks for your help.”


He angled away from the entry, as if offering her room to pass. Arms crossed, his full lips thinned into a grim line. “You’re not leaving, Marisol.”


“Mari,” she corrected. “Friends call me Mari, and anyone who stands up against my ex’s asshole friends gets to be mine, whether they want to or not.”


“Well, Mari, I was raised to believe friends didn’t abandon friends having troubles. And you, sweetheart, have a big pile of those slithering all around you like an angry nest of vipers.”

Author Bio


Born in small-town Texas, Cara Carnes was a princess, a pirate, fashion model,

actress, rock star and Jon Bon Jovi’s wife all before the age of 13.

In reality, her fascination for enthralling worlds took seed somewhere amidst a

somewhat dull day job and a wonderful life filled with family and friends. When

she’s not cemented to her chair, Cara loves travelling, photography and reading.


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Thursday, August 16, 2018

BLOG TOUR: City of Toys by Lindy S. Hudis SPOTLIGHT




Title: City of Toys

Author: Lindy S. Hudis

Genre: Women’s Contemporary Fiction

Release Date: February 26, 2013






Four beautiful women seek fame and fortune in Hollywood, the City of Toys, where actresses are like dolls, playing pretend on the big screen.

Marlo: a former child actress from New York City.

Rhonda: a small-town beauty queen.

Kim: a “nice Jewish girl” with a painful childhood.

Guyla: a “serious actress” with a debilitating, stress-induced illness.


Marlo, Rhonda, Kim, and Guyla, become friends living in the same apartment complex, in the city where dreams and disasters go hand-in-hand. They come to rely on each other as they deal with sexual come-ons, crazed stalkers, jealous starlets and the constant pressure of trying to make it in showbiz. But when the pressure gets too much, will their friendship save them or will the City of Toys break them?














4.5 out of 5 Star Rating on Amazon US






5 STARS
City of Toys is a dark and disturbing story about four young women who live in Los Angeles, California, and are persuing careers in the entertainment business. Although the story has been told before – a la “Valley of the Dolls”- the author takes a unique approach to a story that never seems to get old” ~ Marla Martenson


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“This is a novel that is pure escapement and fun. Although some parts and hard to read at times, and I found myself having to literally put the book down and ask myself "did I really read that?" it is an entertaining and interesting read.” ~ Amazon Customer



5 STARS
"City of Toys" is a gritty story . . If you are squeamish, then this is not the book for you. Highly recommend.” ~ Luscious Reader



4 STARS
“Though this isn't usually my genre, I was engaged from the first chapter onward. The author paints a tough and uncompromising picture of the cost of trying to make it in Hollywood. A dark tale, it's well-written and insightful. Unflinching descriptions of various scenarios makes one believe this fiction is based on reality. Highly recommended!” ~ Glass Dr.















Lindy S. Hudis is a graduate of New York University, where she studied drama at Tisch School of the Arts. She is the author of several titles, including her romance suspense novel, Weekends, her "Hollywood" story City of Toys, and her crime novel, Crashers. She is also the author of an erotic short story series, "The S&M Club" and "The Mile High Club". Her short film “The Lesson” was screened at the Seattle Underground Film Festival and Cine-Nights in 2000. She is also an actress, having appeared in the television daytime drama "Sunset Beach". She and her husband, Hollywood stuntman Stephen Hudis, have formed their own production company called Impact Motion Pictures, and have several projects and screenplays in development. She lives in California with her husband and two children.