{Cover Reveal} Sober Addiction – A.S. Brown



Title: Sober Addiction
Author: A.S. Brown
Releasing: Fall 2015
Hollywood Socialite and heiress to the Fairfield Casino empire, Eliza Fairfield has lived her entire life in the spotlight. However, the glamorous life filled with money and fame isn’t as enchanting as it appears. When her drug addiction lands her in rehab for the fourth time, Eliza is ready to get in and get out. By this point, rehab is just a pit-stop. She plans on them as often as she plans on her next high.  
What she didn’t plan on was her encounter with Lucas “Cas” Henderson. As Eliza and Cas begin to form a relationship despite all of the odds stacked against them, Eliza starts feeling things that she never thought were possible. She begins to hope for a future she figured was just a dream. 
As they leave the safe, secured walls of their rehab facility, their relationship is put to the test. Who would have thought rehab would have been the easy part? Fighting their demons and the hell of addiction was something they thought they could accomplish together. But, when life intervenes and they are forced to leave rehab separately, they have no choice but to face the complications of real life alone as well as fight for a relationship they both desperately want. Can these two rise above their destructive pasts to become what they are meant to be or are the odds just too much to overcome?

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A.S. Brown is new to the writing world with Sober Addiction being her debut novel. When she’s not writing she enjoys spending time with family, reading and dreaming up new ideas to write about. She lives in small town Pennsylvania with her husband, two children and two geriatric dogs. 



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{Recent Release} Decayed Horizon – Elizabeth Sharp

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TITLE: Decayed Horizon
AUTHOR: Elizabeth Sharp
GENRE: Steampunk, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Dystopian

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When inventor Allyson Levitz wakes up fifty years in the future, the world has been ravaged and everyone she knows and love could be gone.

As she makes her way out of New York City, she realizes everything has changed. Humanity has been nearly wiped out, and those who remain are altered and lives in tribes based on their mutations. As Allyson tries to get to Albany in hopes of finding a remnant of her family, she sees the once familiar landscape has changed—old traces of civilization disappearing as nature reclaims what was once taken. As she makes contact with each of the tribes, she makes new friends. Each one becomes critical as the races turn on her, demanding the information locked in her brain. Even in the most difficult circumstances, hearts recognize each other and a bond is formed. Frightening in its intensity and suddenness, she fights it with all she has.

Together with her friends, she must find a safe place to live. Not an easy task, when it seems she is at the top of everyone’s most wanted list. If she can just get to her family’s land in Albany, there is hope in the form of a Doomsday shelter built by her uncle. When attraction becomes too overpowering, will she give in to temptation?

If anyone gets a hold of her and the information she possesses, the world will be thrown into a power struggle that could destroy the population that remains. And if she loses control and gives into her feelings, she could be forced to choose a side.

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Elizabeth Sharp is the pen name used by Donna Dull. A full time mom and part dreamer, Donna is addicted Facebook while still recovering from her Dr. Pepper problem. A self-proclaimed techno geek, she loves cell phones, computers, tablets and all things technological. The internet has to be the greatest invention since the wheel, in her opinion. She lives in a quiet subdivision with her husband, young son, three cats, and far too many electronics. It’s quite possible she has some raccoon in her DNA, because she loves glitter and anything that sparkles. She enjoys making jewelry and costumes. Halloween is her favorite holiday since it’s the one day of the year that you can be whatever you want. But her first love will always be writing. Otherwise, hearing voices in her head would make her feel schizophrenic.

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{Promotional} The Ultimate Catch – Constance Phillips


Title: The Ultimate Catch
Author: Constance Phillips
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Jolanda is willing to do whatever it takes, even face off against the Bering Sea, to raise the money for a balloon payment on her father’s house.

She challenges Keller and wins a bet to get on the recently inherited crab fishing boat, forcing the young captain to buck tradition and superstition.

Will his season be doomed or will he end up with the ultimate catch?


Constance Phillips lives in Ohio with her husband, daughter, and four canine kids where she writes contemporary romance novels and paranormal romance novels.

When not writing stories of finding and rediscovering love, Constance and her husband spend the hours planning a cross-country motorcycle trip for the not-so-distant future…if they can find a sidecar big enough for the pups

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{Excerpt & Giveaway} The Great Christmas Knit-Off – Alexandra Brown

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THE GREAT CHRISTMAS KNIT-OFF
Alexandra Brown
Releasing Oct 13th, 2015
Harper Collins
The perfect seasonal tale of how laughter, friends and wacky Christmas sweaters can mend a broken heart.
Heartbroken after being jilted at the altar, Sybil has been saved from despair by her knitting obsession and now her home is filled to bursting with tea cozies, beanies, and sweaters. But, after discovering that she may have perpetrated the screw-up of the century at
work, Sybil decides to make a hasty exit and, just weeks before Christmas, runs away to the picturesque village of Tindledale.
There, Sybil discovers Hettie’s House of Haberdashery, an emporium dedicated to the world of knitting and needle craft. But Hettie, the outspoken octogenarian owner, is struggling and now the shop is due for closure. And when Hettie decides that Sybil’s wonderfully wacky Christmas sweaters are just the thing to add a bit of excitement to her window display, something miraculous starts to happen…

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Hettie Honey picked up a lovely lavender lace weight that a customer had abandoned by the till after pondering for what seemed like an eternity that, actually, it wasn’t the right shade of lavender after all. She then walked across the shop floor of her House of Haberdashery to repatriate the ball into its rightful place—a wooden, floor-to-ceiling cabinet comprising twenty-four cubbyholes inset over three shelves crammed with every color, ply and type of yarn imaginable. Hettie smiled wryly, remembering the program she had listened to on the radio not so long ago. Knitting! It was all the rage nowadays and she hoped it would finally catch on in Tindledale, her beloved picture-postcard village and Hettie’s home for the eighty-three years of her life to date. She ran the timber-framed, double-fronted shop adjacent to the wisteria-clad roundel of the oast house her father had built before she was even born.
Hettie lifted the tray on which sat the last remnants of her afternoon tea; a cheese sandwich minus the crusts because her teeth weren’t as strong as they used to be plus a pot of tea and a pink iced finger that had only cost ten pence on account of being past its best. Kitty, in the tearoom up on the High Street, had tried to give her the bun for free, but Hettie hated taking charity, especially when she felt there were other people in far more need. Hettie moved to the back of the shop, swept the curtain aside and went through to the little kitchenette area. Years ago this had been her mother’s sewing room, and the wooden Singer machine with its rickety foot pedal still lived there, with a multitude of multicolored bobbins all piled up high on the shelf behind it.

After placing the tray on the draining board next to the age-veined Belfast sink and carefully wrapping the crusts in plastic to dunk into her warming homemade soup the following afternoon, Hettie picked up the picture frame on the mantelpiece above the fire and ran a finger over the faded black-and-white autographed photo. She allowed herself an enormous sigh. She wasn’t usually one for self-pity or hand-wringing, but another one of the letters had come this morning, with FINAL DEMAND stamped across the top in ugly red type. Business had been so slow these past couple of years, and now, with her dwindling savings and pittance of a pension, she had come to realize that it was going to take a darn miracle this Christmas for Hettie’s House of Haberdashery to remain afloat come the new year.

There had been talk of retirement; of closing down the House of Haberdashery; of putting her feet up and going “into a home.” Hettie’s nephew, her brother Harold’s son and last of the Honey family line, was all for it. On one of his rare visits, on the pretext of seeing how she was, he’d told Hettie he was concerned about her living on her own, that she needed the rest and that “it’s not like you’ve got that many customers these days, is it?” He said he’d make sure she had her own bedroom or at the very least, a twin sharer. “And besides, it might be nice for her to have the company of people her own age.” He’d put forward a strong case and had already contacted the council to inquire about a suitable place. But Hettie wasn’t losing her marbles and she knew that what he was really after was to bulldoze her beloved home—the oast house surrounded by a meadow of pretty wild flowers, and the place where she grew up. There’s her cozy bedroom suite, set upstairs in the roundel with its magnificent view of the valley, the lovely farmhouse kitchen with the walk-in pantry, the sunroom, the snug—it’s got the lot, and that’s on top of all her memories wrapped within its circular walls. Not to mention her beloved little shop, right next door, crammed full of all her favorite knitting and needlecraft goodies.
Then he’d be able to get his hands on the land for one of his building projects. He’d told her all about the one with ample parking and plastic windows that his company had created in the town where he lived, over fifty miles away. Seventeen months it had taken, he’d said, to fight all the objections from the local residents’ association, and he had puffed on about it for the entire hour of that tedious visit. But Hettie isn’t ready to be written off; to be carted away to an old people’s home like a nag to a glue factory, not when there is plenty of life still left in her sprightly body. Besides, “going into a home” would mean leaving Tindledale behind, and Hettie knows more than anything that this is where her heart belongs. It always has, even when she’d had the chance of a different life, far, far away.

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Alexandra Brown began her writing career as the City Girl columnist for The London Paper – a satirical diary account of her time working in the corporate world of London. Alex wrote the weekly column for two years before giving it up to concentrate on writing novels and is now the author of the Carrington’s books. Set in a department store in the pretty seaside town of Mulberry-On-Sea, the series follows the life, loves and laughs of sales assistant, Georgie Hart. The Great Christmas Knit Off is Alex’s fourth book and is the first in a new series set in the fictional village of Tindledale, following the lives of all the characters there.

Alex lives in a real village near the south coast of England, with her husband, daughter, and a very shiny black Labrador.

{Promotional} Footprints: A Deception Novel – Nicky Jayne

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TITLE: Footprints: A Deception Novel
AUTHOR: Nicky Jayne
GENRE: Military, Contemporary Romance

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As a young child, Riley Crass watched helplessly from an oil stained tarmac in her mother’s embrace as her father walks into the belly of the air force transport plane, taking him away from her. Throughout Riley’s life, her mother alone raised her while her father was away fighting a destructive war. When tragedy struck, her father is ripped away from ever returning, and Riley vows she would never endure this pain again. Even while memories linger silently, Riley has intentionally avoided ever crossing paths with military men, but nothing prepared her when she collided with Tanner Baker.

An average guy he was not. From a distance Tanner was everything any woman would want but deep down hidden beneath his war torn skin is the heart of a broken Hero. Joining the military as soon as he was old enough, Tanner ran away from what he felt was holding him back the most but after time learned that family is the one constant the on rock he has to lean on. It took a tragedy to realize this, that was until he met Riley Crass…

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Nicky Jayne, was born and raised in the UK. Always having a passion for numbers she received her bachelors degree in business and finance, but after her long affair with numbers, she decided to take another path. Not phased by the hurdles that she would more than likely face, she began writing, instantly falling in love with her words. What was supposed to be one short story turned into a series.

She released Embracing Life in September 2013, followed shortly by Embracing Love in October 2013. In her spare time, when not chasing her children around with a vacuum cleaner, carpooling to sports, drooling over her military man (its the uniform) and overseeing a mass of sleepovers. She loves to read, with a cup of English tea in her hand and the Nevada sunset in front of her. Nicky Jayne has released six books to date.

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The Embrace Series: Embracing Life | Embracing Love
The Deception Series: Footprints | Taking Flight | Grounded | Forgiven

“Sometimes a happily ever after isn’t enough.”

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{Promotional} Heartbreak & Other Emojis – Courtney Ross

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TITLE: Heartbreak and other Emojis
SERIES:Single Girl Problems Book 1
AUTHOR: Courtney Ross
GENRES: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy, New Adult

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“He dumped you with a text message, that was filled with emojis.”

These were the sobering words that brought Zoe to her ultimate conclusion: she was done with it all. She was done dating losers. She was done being humiliated. She was done with relationship karma, and more importantly, she was done having her heart broken. After a string of breakups, Zoe no longer saw any reason to keep looking for a perfect guy she was sure didn’t exist. So, after some careful, or rather crazed and saddened thought, she was ready to step into her lot as the permanent single girl. It wasn’t ideal, but she was sure she could get used to being single with a few cats and years of pent up sexual tension. It was better than keeping up the fruitless search for love.
Just as she was coming to terms with her grim fate, she met Sam, a cute bartender, and the only other person with as tragic a love life as hers. As the crazy pair swap breakup stories at his bar, Zoe begins to contemplate her new stance on love. Was she really ready to let it all go? Or did she have a little more energy to keep up the quest? It didn’t help that the cute, and very single, bartender was making her question everything she thought she knew about relationships, dating and love.

Heartbreak and other Emojis is a fresh and funny look at modern day romance, as it explores dating, love, and being all about your selfie.

Courtney Ross grew up in Florida with a passion for writing. As a child she wouldn’t go anywhere if she didn’t have her notebook to jot down ideas. Her teenage years were spent writing and making movies with her friends. By the time she went to college to get a degree in English Literature, she was well versed in how to create intriguing and poignant tales of love and relationships. Courtney’s storytelling style is contemporary, humorous, with just the right amount of heartfelt sentiment to warm the reader’s heart. Without a doubt, romance is her favorite genre to write and read. Her books are a mix of classic love story with a modern day twist.

When Courtney’s not writing she is playing with her daughter, binge watching TV shows with her hubby, or reading with a cup of coffee (or wine).

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{New Release} Nowhere to Hide (DELOS Series #1) – Lindsay McKenna

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DELOS #1
Lindsay McKenna
Releasing Oct 13th, 2015
Blue Turtle Publishing

Lia Cassidy left the Army scarred physically and emotionally after a vicious attack by two fellow soldiers. She turns to helping others, working at a Delos Home School Charity in Costa Rica that provides schooling for children. But when the deadly drug lord, La Arana, attacks the school, Lia finds herself on the run for her life. The only person she can trust is the ex-SEAL sent to protect her.
Cav Jordan is strong, honorable and gorgeous…and intrigued by Lia. He knows she has suffered pain in her past, and he is determined to break through her barriers and earn her trust. But as Cav slowly chips away at the walls Lia has built, ghosts from her past threaten to destroy their fragile relationship.

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Lindsay McKenna lives her life as a risk taker, and it shines through the books she loves to write: romance, adventure and suspense. She started writing at age thirteen and continues to hone her writing skills to this day. She sold her first romance novel
in 1981. The rest is history.
Because she went into the military, this experience became the backbone of her writing—she is credited with writing the first military romance novel (Captive of Fate, 1983, Silhouette Special Edition) and has created a thriving sub-genre within the romance field! As a
New York Times Best Selling author, she has sold 23 million books and in 32 foreign languages in her career thus far. Her many experiences in the U.S. Navy are backdrop for her understanding of the military in general, and also her very successful Morgan’s Mercenaries, which is an ongoing series in Silhouette to this day! Forty-five books strong!
Lindsay has gone Indie in 2015 and has created a new family saga on par with Morgan’s Mercenaries It is known as the DELOS SERIES. There will be paperback and eBooks created under Blue Turtle Publishing, her company for her fans. Readers who love Morgan and his family
are bound to fall in love with the Culver family. Delos is romantic suspense, which Lindsay is well known for. It took her five years to create and bring DELOS to her readers. It was worth the wait, but we’ll let you decide that.

Lindsay loves to hear from her readers and loves to know what they’d like to see her write next. Stay up with the latest on the Delos Series here. Please visit her Web site at www.lindsaymckenna.com. And be sure to sign up for her free quarterly newsletter. It contains exclusive content found nowhere else on the Net. Plus, giveaways and other surprises, to her loyal and faithful subscribers!


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Pretty things aren’t meant to be broken.
But I broke her, and now we both have to pay the price.
I’m her nightmare.
I’m her savior.
And now that I have her signature on an ironclad contract, I own her body and soul.
She doesn’t remember me.
She will.
It’s inevitable.
Because as much as I know I need to stay away, for fear of unlocking the memories I helped her father bury–I can’t.
She was the apple in the Garden, dangled in front of me, her core so tempting and sweet. A voice whispered. Just. One. Bite.
I bit.
I tasted.
I fell.
Welcome to the world of the Russian mafia, where death, is your only future.

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{Promotional} Immortal Kiss – Laura Daleo

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Immortal Kiss
by Laura Daleo
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Centuries ago ten powerful vampire gods first walked the earth; their blood thirst knew no boundaries.  The destruction of mankind was inevitable.  Recognizing their weakness, they selected twelve wise human beings to transform with their godly blood.  These twelve, known as The Old Ones and The Council, govern The Ten.  A blood lottery appeasing The Ten’s hunger was set forth into the human world and passed down every fifth generation, continuing into the present day.
All of Beth Ryan’s life a mysterious mist watched over her, a mist she believed to be a vampire.  On a cold winter night, she comes face to face with Philippe Delon, a 700 year old vampire with a human soul.  Beth is certain Philippe is the vampire behind the mist.  She is drawn to him, accepting his immortality without question or fear. 
Beth and Philippe cannot deny their love for each other, nor do they try to fight it.  Within days of their encounter, Beth accepts Philippe’s invitation to move into his mansion. The mansion unlocks the door to the vampire world and exposes secrets from Beth’s past.  Within its walls, she learns the true identity of the mist, her link to the blood lottery, and betrayal of her loved ones. Surrounded by lies, Beth stands before The Council begging for resolution.

Laura Daleo was born and raised in San Diego, California where she majored in Fine Arts at Mesa College.  She is best known for her love of animals and shares her home with five humorous Basset Hounds, Edie, Lucy, Stuart, Morgan, and Dexter, her toughest critics.  Laura has held positions in several industries, Restaurant, Telecom, Biotech, Research, and Retail.  Throughout Laura’s professional career, she crafted her writing skills by taking courses and by joining a writer’s critique group and Writers Digest.  She enjoys anything paranormal or urban fantasy related, and writes in both genres for adults.
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{Excerpt + Giveaway} A Little Thing Called Love (Marrying the Duke Series #0.5) – Cathy Maxwell

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A Little Thing Called Love
Marrying the Duke Series #0.5
By: Cathy Maxwell
Releasing September 22, 2015
Avon Impulse

Grandmother, grandmother, who shall it be
Who shall it be who will marry me?
Duke, Earl, a powerful marquess?
When my heart is given to Fyclan Morris…

In New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell’s new novella, beautiful Jennifer Tarleton has no lack of noble suitors, but the only man who captures her attention is the one her father will never let her marry: Fyclan Morris. He’s a brash adventurer, witty, courageous…and Irish! Even worse, her father blames her for their reversal of fortune…

And it’s a fortune—or rather his grandmother the fortune teller—who foretold that Fyclan would meet “the one”, a love prophesied in the stars. He vows nothing will stand in the way of making Jennifer his bride, but is the price too high? Or is a thing called love worth every challenge?

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London 1780

“Have you taken leave of your senses, man? Do you know who she is?”

Fyclan Morris shrugged off his friend John Bishard’s astonished questions. “She’s a goddess,” he replied, moving after the heavenly creature who had passed them as they had come out of the watchmaker’s shop.

The young woman, a vision in blue ribbons and lace from the top of her pert brimmed bonnet to the trim of her hems had not noticed him, as a proper young woman should not. Accompanied by a manservant and maid, she’d weaved her way through the crowded street, her attention on a piece of paper in her hand, unaware that she’d changed his life forever.

It was her. Fyclan did not doubt the fact.

“You’ll recognize her immediately,” his Gran had said. “She’ll be fair to your dark, a light to your step, a force you will not deny.”

His Gran had claimed to see the future. She saw it in dreams, she said. The Irish believed in prophecy and accepted what they could not understand, but even among them, his Gran’s gift was special. She was Romany born, a gypsy until the day Fyclan’s Grandfather claimed he’d woven moonbeams into a rope and captured her to keep her.

Fyclan had never doubted the story. There had been something magical about her. She had a knowledge of things that no one could explain. Even the priest claimed to be puzzled, and it was whispered that a few times, he’d asked her a question or two himself.

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{Review + Giveaway} A Little Thing Called Love (Marrying the Duke Series #0.5) – Cathy Maxwell

Grandmother, grandmother, who shall it be
Who shall it be who will marry me?
Duke, Earl, a powerful marquess?
When my heart is given to Fyclan Morris…

In New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell’s new novella, beautiful Jennifer Tarleton has no lack of noble suitors, but the only man who captures her attention is the one her father will never let her marry: Fyclan Morris. He’s a brash adventurer, witty, courageous…and Irish! Even worse, her father blames her for their reversal of fortune…

And it’s a fortune—or rather his grandmother the fortune teller—who foretold that Fyclan would meet “the one”, a love prophesied in the stars. He vows nothing will stand in the way of making Jennifer his bride, but is the price too high? Or is a thing called love worth every challenge?

Angie’s Review: Have you ever read a book and then found out that the next book in the series isn’t due out for another couple of months and you’re pretty sure that you PHYSICALLY HURT because you have to wait what you consider to be absolutely forever to continue on?

This is one of those books that leads to those painful moments; and that truly is my only complaint because I need to know WHAT HAPPENS!! November isn’t too far away, though.

Right?

RIGHT?!

Ahem, back to this book. I love prequel books; I love finding out all of the nuances that lead up to the bigger picture. Though it’s a short read {just under 100 pages}, Ms. Maxwell has done an amazing job bringing the characters to life; characters that are fully developed and quickly either endear themselves to the reader or make you want to punch them.

Jennifer’s father was the character that I wanted to punch more than once. He is a gambler with absolutely no concern whatsoever about his family other than what giving his youngest daughter to the highest bidder will do for him. Honestly, he’s a rather stupid man. I didn’t find him particularly dangerous as you would think a man who has gambled his entire family’s wealth away would be.

Jennifer’s two oldest sisters…they don’t necessarily HATE her, but they’re not exactly compassionate towards her plight. Jennifer’s brother-in-law hopes to buy a promotion and her middle sister’s suitor, who is an earl, has had to break things off because his family wants him to marry a cousin.

That’s a lot of pressure on a young lady’s shoulders.

I am a sucker for love at first sight tales. Fyclan sees Jennifer and her maid across the street and is basically sucker-punched in the gut; she is the girl his clairvoyant grandmother told him that he would know was meant to be his bride. When he finally catches up with Jennifer, he immediately tells her what his grandmother had promised him and she believes.

However, there’s a reason why her father won’t allow her to marry Fyclan; he was the Irishman who replaced her father during a military skirmish. Jennifer’s father blames him, Fyclan, for the demise of the family fortune and for causing embarrassment on the Tarleton name. It matters not that Fyclan has amassed a small fortune of his own, Jennifer’s father forbades Jennifer from ever seeing him again.

The hardest part of writing reviews is not giving away the whole storyline, so I’ll stop with the details. I never put my kindle down for the hour that I spent reading this, I was that engrossed in the plot.

This prequel novella does have a happy ending and there is no cliffhanger. The first chapter for the full length first installment in this series is included, hence my bemoaning that November is too far away.

Note: I received a review copy in exchange for my honest review as part of the blog tour. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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{New Release} Over A Fence – Ruth J. Hartman

TITLE: Over A Fence
AUTHOR: Ruth J. Hartman
GENRE: New Adult
PUBLISHER: Eskape Press

Romance novelist Cora Dumont needs a place to land after college. So when her parents ask her to housesit for a year, she jumps at the chance. Being home stirs up feelings for Drew, a former neighbor. Too bad he’d never given her the time of day.

When Drew Dunkirk moves back home, he doesn’t expect to run into Cora. Seeing her brings back the crush he had on her in high school, has him hoping to finally act on those feelings. But Drew’s fence becomes a point of contention between them and the fur flies. Will the fence separate them in more ways than one?

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Ruth J. Hartman spends her days herding cats, and her nights spinning sweet romantic tales that make you smile and maybe even laugh out loud. Or so she’s been told by readers! She, her husband, and their three cats, love to spend time curled up in their recliners watching old Cary Grant movies. Well, the cats, Maxwell, Roxy, and Remmie, sit in the people’s recliners. Not that the cats couldn’t get their own furniture. They just choose to shed on someone else’s. You know how selfish those little furry creatures can be. Ruth, a left-handed, cat-herding, Jeep-driving, farmhouse-dwelling romance writer uses her goofy sense of humor as she writes tales of lovable, klutzy women and the men who adore them. Ruth’s husband and best friend, Garry, reads her manuscripts, rolls his eyes at her weird story ideas, and loves her in spite of her penchant for insisting all of her books have at least one cat in them. Or twelve. But hey, who’s counting?

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{New Release} Snowbound At Christmas (Christmas, Colorado #5) – Debbie Mason

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Christmas, Colorado #5
Debbie Mason
Releasing Sept 29th, 2015
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Surviving the holidays will take a Christmas miracle . . .

Ex-cop Cat O’Connor is bored working for her sister, Chloe, as a personal assistant on the set of her soap opera. Until Chloe gets an opportunity to audition for the role of a lifetime and asks her identical twin to substitute for her on the soap with no one the wiser. It’s a perfect switch-until Cat attracts the attention of the mysterious Mr. Tall, Dark, and Way-too-handsome leading man.

Grayson Alexander never thought being snowbound in the charming town of Christmas, Colorado, for the holiday would get so hot. But between working with sexy, tough Cat on set and keeping his real reason for being there under wraps, he’s definitely feeling the heat. And if there’s one thing they’ll learn as they bring out the mistletoe, it’s that in this town, true love is always in season.

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Chloe narrowed her eyes at Cat. “You’re acting like a cop. All tense, looking around as if someone’s going to leap out at us at any moment.”

That was the thing about Chloe. She acted like an airhead, but she wasn’t. She was smart. She read body language almost as well as Cat. “I told you to stop watching Criminal Minds before you go to bed. It makes you jumpy the next day.”

Cat focused on relaxing the muscles in her neck and shoulders as she rounded the corner to …Chloe’s dressing room door was ajar.

“I’m not jumpy . . . What are–”

“Quiet,” Cat whispered, her forearm across Chloe’s chest as she gently shoved her against the wall. “Stay here.” She went to reach for her gun, then decided to check out the situation first. If she could avoid drawing her weapon, so much the better. She didn’t have a permit to carry concealed in California, and Chloe would wonder why she was armed.

Cat crept toward her sister’s dressing room and slowly inched the door open. A tall man, his dark wavy hair curling at the collar of his expensive black suit, stood beside the coffee table with his back to her.

“Take one more step toward me, Cat, and I’ll shoot you,” he said in a smooth baritone.

When he moved his arm as though to reach for something in his jacket, Cat launched herself across the room and took him down. His well-developed muscles rippled beneath her fingers as she pushed her hands into the wide expanse of his back.

He fell forward, his forehead bouncing off the arm of the club chair at the same time a cat, it’s white hair standing on end, hissed and flew at her. Startled, Cat jerked back, raising an arm to push the animal away. The thought that the man might have been threatening the cat, and not her, crossed her mind. But it didn’t explain why he’d broken into her sister’s dressing room.

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Debbie Mason is the bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series. Her books have been praised for their “likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots” (RT Book Reviews). She also writes historical paranormals as Debbie Mazzuca. Her MacLeod series has received several nominations for best paranormal as well as a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. When she isn’t writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their four wonderful children, an adorable grandbaby, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.


{Promo} Heart Melter (Heartthrob #2) – Sophia Knightly


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Sophia Knightly
Genre: Contemporary Romance



He swore he’d never forgive her. But now someone wants her dead.

Dr. Ian MacGregor knows better than to get involved with Natasha White. The tempting heartbreaker has a way of getting under his skin, but he couldn’t live with himself if anything happened to her. 

Sweeping her away to his Highland castle, Ian becomes her fiercest protector as he vows to safeguard her against the mob who will stop at nothing to eliminate her. He’ll guard her till the end, even if that means giving them a second chance at love. 

As passion intensifies between them, Ian and Natasha must face their darkest secrets, secrets that bring them closer, but may threaten their newfound intimacy. Natasha is hiding more than Ian realized.


But he has secrets of his own… 


New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Sophia Knightly, cooks up hot romance and delicious humor in her feel-good stories. Whether it’s romantic suspense, romantic comedy or chick lit, sexy and heartwarming contemporary romances feature hot alpha heroes and strong, smart women.

Traditionally published by St. Martin’s Press, Kensington, and Samhain Publishing, her popular Tropical Heat Series books and Heartthrob Series books have consistently been on multiple Amazon best selling lists and sold over 100,000 copies.

When not writing or reading, she loves walking the beach, exploring museums, going to the theatre, enjoying good food, and watching movies. One of her favorite pastimes remains simply watching people, especially those in love!

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{New Release} The Dark Ones – Rachel Van Dyken

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To touch a Dark One is death.

To talk to an immortal is suicide.

Yet, I’ve been marked by both.

A Vampire.

And the King of the immortals.

My life is no longer my own.

And now I know the truth, my life was never mine to begin
with.

It was theirs.

It’s always been theirs.

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I didn’t open my eyes. “No staying in bed all day?”

“About that…” Ethan sighed. “The good news is it will feel like we’ve been in bed for days when really it could have been mere hours.”

“Hmm?” I perked up. “Well, that’s a nice trick.”

“I’m full of them.” His eyes sparkled. “Care to know more?”

“Yes,” I whispered, my mouth finding his.

With a groan, he pushed me back against the mattress and loomed over me, his naked body glorious-looking against the sunlight streaming through the window. “Perhaps we’ll stay a bit longer.”

“Yes.” I nodded my head eagerly. “I’m your mate, after all. Don’t you want me to be pleased?”

“You were pleased at least four times last night, possibly five, if we count the time I—”

“Shh.” I put my hands over his mouth.

He smirked. “Afraid the dust will hear?”

I rolled my eyes.

“Ethan!” Alex’s voice boomed on the other side of the door. “Feed her!”

“Ignore him,” Ethan hissed.

The knock got louder. “For the love of God, she’s human. Give her food.”

“He’s a siren. He knows nothing.” Ethan continued kissing me.

“Mason will break down the door if he has to.” Fighting broke out in the hall. “Ethan, I can smell the sex from here. One immortal to another, feed her before you can’t feed from her anymore.”

Ethan growled and pulled back from me. “They have no manners.”

I was half-tempted to cover my face with my hands. Had they heard us? Of course they’d heard us, and they knew, and they could… Yeah, I wanted to crawl under the bed and hide for a few days. Instead, Ethan pounced from the bed, put on a pair of jeans, and jerked open the door while I tried to hide beneath the covers.

Alex peered over Ethan’s shoulder and waved.

I had no choice but to wave back and hope that I wasn’t as red as I felt.

“She’s alive.” Alex held up his hand for a high five. “No? Not funny? Too soon?”

“Horrible joke,” Mason said next to him. “I made eggs. She’s going to need food. Make her eat everything on the plate and—”

He was still talking when Ethan slammed the door in his face and brought a giant plate of food over to me.

“Forgive them.” Ethan scowled. “There aren’t typically secrets between us, and they’re just concerned for you.”

I pointed at the eggs, ten slices of bacon, and toast. “Clearly, they don’t want me to starve.”

“Wolves.” Ethan looked heavenward. “He should be more concerned with his own diet, the ass.”

“It does smell good.” I moved up the bed so I could lean against the headboard. “Do you eat?”

Ethan’s lips curved into a predatory smile. “I ate several times last night. Care for me to refresh your memory?”

My cheeks burned.

“So tempting.” He reached for a piece of bacon and held it to his lips, taking a small bite that had my entire body clenching to keep from reaching out and attacking him. “And yes, I can eat. I typically do eat but haven’t been because when we drink, we don’t need normal food.”

“But before me…” I grabbed a piece of toast. “You were eating normal food.”

“I like you better.” He winked. “But yes, I was.”

“Good to know I’m better than bacon.”

“Your taste…” His eyes brightened. “…is unlike anything I’ve ever had.”

“Hmm…” I licked my lips.

“Stop it,” he hissed and looked away. “Damn, I can’t watch you eat. I’m going to shower while you eat your entire plate as per Mason’s orders, and then I’ll contemplate letting you leave this room so you can go to the bookstore.”

“Ah!” I almost knocked over the food. “My job! Am I late? Will I get fired?”

Ethan burst out laughing. “It’s eight in the morning. He’s expecting you when I drop you off. No sooner, no later. You won’t get fired. He wouldn’t dream of it, and you really are adorable.”

“And hot.” I sighed.

“That too.”

“No, I mean hot, as in, it’s scorching in here.”

Ethan winced. “You may be that way for a few days.”

“Hot?”

He nodded.

“Why?”

“Too much vampire blood makes you overheat a bit.” He shrugged. “It won’t turn you— You’re very much human, like I’ve said before, but sometimes the vampire blood causes a type of burn to take over in your bloodstream, not painful, just not exactly pleasant if it’s a hundred degrees outside.”

“Good thing it’s Seattle.” I bit into the toast.

“Yes, well, I imagine at this point, raindrops would simply turn to vapor if they landed on your skin.”

I smiled.

“Shower.” He nodded. “I’m going to turn around now and walk away.”

“Narrating?”

“Apparently, that’s what I do when I can think of nothing more than ripping that sheet from your body, slamming you into the nearest wall, and possessing you all over again.”

I dropped the toast.

He growled, taking two steps toward me, then swore and turned back around.

“Have a good shower!” I called.

Another growl was his answer, and then his jeans went flying. I wasn’t laughing anymore.

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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

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{Promotional} Outside (Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances #1) – Michelle Mankin

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TITLE: Outside
SERIES: Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances
AUTHOR: Michelle Mankin
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances…

When handsome California surf god Lincoln Savage suddenly rolls into Ocean Beach like a rogue wave, shy beauty Simone Bianchi’s foundation is shaken. No longer under the thumb of her domineering father, she’s made a simple quiet life for herself and her fluffy fourteen pound Havanese pup running a surf shop in her hometown of OB. Long ago she gave up her dreams for a future with Linc.

But now the notorious lead singer of the Dirt Dogs has returned, and Simone is reluctant to admit that she’s still vulnerable to his killer dimpled smile and easy charm. She finds that although she’s stowed away the mementos, it hasn’t been as easy to erase the memories of their epic summer love.
It seems he hasn’t forgotten, either.

Is the recording contract he’s offering merely a pretense?

Or does he have something more in mind?

Does he really believe that they can just pick up where they left off, despite all the bad luck and heartache?

And is she willing to risk everything again for one last chance at love?

 

NOTE: This is a contemporary, affirming, coming of age love story that spans 15 years in 3 parts taking the characters from mid thirties in the present to the past when they are twenty then back to the present again. It has sex scenes but it is not erotica.

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Author Information: Michelle Mankin is the Amazon bestselling author of the Black Cat Records series of novels.

Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a BRUTAL STRENGTH centered trilogy, combining the plot underpinnings of Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock ‘n roll industry.

Things take a bit of an edgier, once upon a time turn with the TEMPEST series. These pierced, tatted, and troubled Seattle rockers are young and on the cusp of making it big, but with serious obstacles to overcome that may prevent them from ever getting there.

TEMPEST SERIES: IRRESISTIBLE REFRAIN (TEMPEST BOOK 1} | Enticing Interlude (Tempest Book 2) | Captivating Bridge (Tempest Book 3) | Relentless Rhythm (Tempest Book 4)

Rock stars, myths, and legends collide with paranormal romance in a totally mesmerizing way in the MAGIC series. Catch the perfect wave with irresistible surfers in the ROCK STARS, SURF AND SECOND CHANCES series.

When Michelle is not prowling the streets of her Texas town listening to her rock music much too loud, she is putting her daydreams down on paper or traveling the world with her family and friends, sometimes for real, and sometimes just for pretend as she takes the children to school and back.

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