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COVER REVEAL & GI’S MOST ANTICIPATED: GETAWAY GIRL by Tessa Bailey

GETAWAY GIRL

Series: Standalone

Author: Tessa Bailey

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: March 26th, 2018

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This unlikely getaway driver never expected to help the mayor escape…

After a six-year absence, Addison Potts is back in Charleston to stir things up. And what better place to make her villainous return than her estranged cousin’s wedding? Only, the nuptials hit a snag when the bride doesn’t show, leaving Addison to play getaway driver for the jilted groom. A groom whose heartbreaking smile and deep, southern drawl she should not be noticing… 

Elijah Montgomery Du Pont is the future mayor of Charleston. From his military career to city hall, every detail of his life has been meticulously planned. Until now. His only respite from life’s sudden upheaval is Addison, his new, improbable best friend. She makes him happy. Grounds him. And public disapproval be damned, he’s not willing to give her up. But with an election on the line and public pressure rising, Addison—and the cruel hand of fate—might not give him a choice.

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Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days.

Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.

She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of eight years and four-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

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COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY: MAYBE DON’T WANNA (The Simple Man Series #2) by Lani Lynn Vale

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MAYBE DON’T WANNA

Series: The Simple Man Series #2

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Genre: MC Romance

Cover Designer: Cover Me Darling

Photographer: Wander Aguiar

Model: Peter Pisani

Release Date: May 4th, 2018

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Today we’re so thrilled to reveal the cover of MAYBE DON’T WANNA by Lani Lynn Vale. MAYBE DON’T WANNA is the second book in the Simple Man Series and releasing May 4th!

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Peter Parker Penn.

Unlike the superhero his mother named him after, Parker is no good guy.

In fact, if there’s a picture in the dictionary under anti-hero, it’s his.

Parker’s spent his life trying to get back on the right side of the tracks, but each step he takes forward, he takes two more steps back.

To save one, he hurts others. To make this good, he turns that bad.

For appearances’ sake, he plays the part. He does what people expect him to do-mostly. 

And at the end of each day, he goes back to his lonely apartment and wishes he was a different person. One who could fix the things he’s broken.

Then Kayla Nash forces her way into his life, and the world as he knows it is irrevocably changed.

Everything he thinks he has right is wrong. And everything he thinks is wrong is oh, so right.

One thing leads to another, and suddenly he’s growing a conscience, and trying to prove to her that he’s as bad as everybody says he is.

Yet she won’t listen.

She’s convinced that she can save him.

Little does she know, Parker isn’t worth saving, and never will be.

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Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles.  She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children, and lives in the Great State of Texas.

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RELEASE BLITZ + REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: HAIL MARY ( Hail Raisers #6 ) by Lani Lynn Vale

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HAIL MARY

Series: Hail Raisers #6

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: February 9, 2018

Cover Model:  Quinn Biddle

Photographer: Golden @ Furiousfotog

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Mary Persephone Hail

Mary—well-wished-for child.

Persephone—destruction.

Hail—well that speaks for itself.

Her name is painful to think about. Mary, his newfound daughter, isn’t a wished-for child.  Persephone, though?  Yeah, destruction is a fitting description. And Hail?  Yeah, that’s just the final f-you.

The moment that her mother drops her off on his doorstep, Dante’s hell becomes complete.

Or so he thinks.

What can make life worse after losing one’s wife and kids, you ask?  Here’s what: being given a baby that depends on him for her survival.  Finding out that the baby’s mother is dying of brain cancer, and has a husband that he never knew about. A husband that Dante knows in the marrow of his bones is trying to kill her just as surely as the cancer eating her brain.

Dante’s a bad person.  He’s done some not so nice things, and now he’s being punished for his misdeeds.  Karma is finally catching up to him.

This child that he’s been stuck with is of his flesh and bone. This child is his salvation. This child is the final nail in the coffin of his wife and daughters’ too short lives.

He doesn’t want this child.

But this child will save him whether he wants her to or not.

With the help of a friend—yes, a woman friend—Dante finds his way back to life.  But what he finds when he gets back isn’t the same life that he left behind.  Turns out, he has to start living a new one. One where he’s suddenly having feelings for a friend that helped him get through some tough times, and loving a daughter that won’t let him quit.

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Hail Mary, indeed!!!!

The most broken of Hail’s, Dante, finally gets his salvation, in the shape of an adorable little girl, and a woman, Cobie, that felt just as broken as himself. A beautiful story of friendship, support and understanding in the hardest times, and above all, HOPE. That’s the biggest lesson, as long as Hope can arise, a light can bloom even in the darkest and lowest of our lives. 

She’d been my saving grace. My hail Mary.

Dante has been living in hell, constant pain and despair since his wife and little girls were robbed of their lives. His bleak life only starts having a bit more of meaning when little Mary – his daughter, fruit of one drunken night when he was drown in grief – is brought to his life. Mary becomes his sole reason to live.

There, on the couch, with Mary sleeping next to my thigh, her tiny feet touching my hip and Cobie in my arms, her tears slowing… I found peace for the first time in years.

That is, until he fulfills his promise to Mary’s mother, on her deathbed, of him protecting and taking care of not only that adorable little girl, but also her friend, Cobie. Cobie, a cancer survivor, finds out that the disease has caught her again. She has no one to hold on to, and as broken as she feels herself, she is tired of fighting. But one talk with Dante is enough for him to plant the seed, that maybe giving up isn’t the correct choice.

And I’d survived a lot of stuff on my own. I could do this, too.

Was there anything sexier than seeing a man, holding a sick baby who had an ear infection, shirtless? 
No. I didn’t think there was, either. 
I may be under the weather, but my body wasn’t dead. 
And the things I was feeling for the man that was clearly only ever going to be my friend was quite scary.

They become friends, and I adored their slow development of feelings, meanwhile being each others support, and help. How Dante so selflessly helped her throughout her recovering, with no agenda, and was just there for her. A true friend, when she needed it the most.

Only, I wasn’t left alone at my own house. I was left alone at Dante’s house. 
Dante’s house that was covered with another woman’s life. 
There were signs of his family everywhere.

I was becoming too dependent on him. That, and I was afraid that I was falling in love with him. 
In love with a man that I knew was about as emotionally distant as a vacuum cleaner.

The problem with this proximity, was that they couldn’t help but develop deeper feelings for one another beyond friendship. And that wasn’t an easy situation, on either side. Cobie was already half in love with the man and his little girl, but she was also fully aware of the impenetrable walls  Dante had built around his heart, after his family’s death. She knew, and could see how much he was hung up on Lilly’s memory…

What I didn’t want to do was admit that I’d gone and fallen in love with the man. Why? Because the man wasn’t ever going to fall in love with me back. His heart was already promised to another, and that would just be plain dumb for me to go and do.

And this is where I normally have a bit of an issue when it comes to this trope. Dead spouses are a very testy subject when we could can clearly see how much the H loved his wife and is attached to her memory. And my heart was hurting for Cobie, when she was fighting her feelings, because of his situation. But there was no hiding how much she loved them.

I hadn’t needed anything else—or so I thought. 
But I did need something else. 
I needed someone to take care of. Someone to love me. Someone to love my Mary. 
And Cobie did… she loved us.

That is where Lani Lynn Vale excelled giving us his perspective, where we could see his internal conflict, and the struggle he was having with his feelings for Cobie, and guilt in regards of his deceased wife. Those of us you have read the whole series – and have been anxiously awaiting his story – , knew fully well the scale of his pain, and how hard it would be for him to open himself to love again. But with Mary already having cracked part of those barriers, he just needed a little friendly push (aka advised) from the amazing secondary character, specially Ruthie, Lilly’s bff.

You have Mary, and she pulled you out of the darkness, but you have to do the rest. You have to want to live, and you can’t do that while you still cling to your dead wife. She doesn’t want you to live like this. Nobody wants you to live like this.”

Even so, it was still hard for him to come to terms with what Cobie was making him, and that was one particular scene I just wanted to kick his ass so bad – even though I understood and knew why he was reacting the way he did – with what he said to Cobie, and oh man, he made me cry even me, my heart only immediately appeased with his self loathing and regret. Instant realization and I adored that LLV, didn’t make us wait for it, and for light to shine on his feelings.

There were feelings running through me that I hadn’t even felt with my wife—which had been the real kicker in the guilt department. I wasn’t supposed to love anyone else more than I loved my wife—but I did. I loved Cobie. I loved her with my whole heart and soul… and distance wouldn’t change that.

The only anticlimactic fact was that the major grovelling he was intending to do, and I was hoping for, got cut back due to other events. Cobie deserved all that. Bit I’m so glad we got to see all the depth of his feelings for her and his regret, plus his intentions, that showed me how much he truly loved her with all his heart.

I didn’t recognize that what we have is that rare, once-in-a-lifetime, forever kind of love until you left.

But you… I can’t live without you. I don’t want to live without you.”

“I never once doubted your love for me, Dante,”

“If you hadn’t left, I wouldn’t have realized what I was missing. Without you, I wouldn’t have realized just how sad and bleak my life had become.”

OMG, it really was a beautiful story. Lani Lynn Vale’s gave us an extraordinary version of a friends to lovers, emotional and so hopeful, that I have no doubt will touch your heart, shed some tears and leave with a happy smile on your faces with Dante, Conie and their little family. A true second chance at life! <3 <3 <3 <3

Then I kissed her. I kissed her long and sweet and thorough. She tasted like second chances, salvation and starting over. I never wanted to let her go. Not ever again.

We were our second chance at life and happiness, and we weren’t wasting it.

What I don’t want to be doing is living in the past. The past is just that—the past. I’ll always be thankful for it, but it’s time for me to take a step into the future.”

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HAIL NO (Hail Raisers #1)
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BURN IN HAIL (Hail Raisers #3)
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WHAT THE HAIL (Hail Raisers #4)
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THE HAIL YOU SAY (Hail Raisers #5)
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I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.

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REVIEW TOUR & GI’S FAV: COMBUST (Everyday Heroes #2) by K. Bromberg

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COMBUST

Series: Everyday Heroes #2

Author: K. Bromberg

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 29, 2018

Cover Model: Blake Sevani

Design: Helen Williams

Photographer:  Reggie Deanching

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Combust, an all new sexy and emotional standalone

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From New York Times Bestselling author, K. Bromberg, comes the second standalone book in the Everyday Heroes series. Just how hot will firefighter Grady Malone turn up the heat?

Songwriter Dylan McCoy has been burned.

By her boyfriend she found in her bed . . . with someone else.

By the contract she signed that obligates her to work with him until the songs for his new album are complete.

By her agent when she asked Dylan to keep their breakup on the down-low.

When she finds herself in Sunnyville, she refuses to let her new roommate burn her too. Still . . . a rebound has never looked so good.

That’s her first thought when she sees firefighter Grady Malone.
Sexy. Charismatic. Unapologetic. He’s a man who carries his own scars—the ones on his back, the survivor’s guilt on his soul, and the fear in his heart.

When an unexpected visitor puts their roommate status to the test, will their undeniable attraction burn out, or will they both take a chance and play with fire?

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Preoccupied with a text on my phone from my agent, I walk into the kitchen and suck in a breath when I come face to back with Grady. He’s standing with his hand on the refrigerator door, head leaned inside, and his back fully exposed to me. It’s broad and strong and scarred immeasurably.

I stare.

I can’t help it. The marks are a dizzying array of dark and light and ridged and smooth. And they’re undeniably burns. Goosebumps chase over my skin as I imagine the pain he must have endured when he got those. I think of his habit of wearing unbuttoned shirts but never going shirtless and the hint of scars just visible above his collar that I never could have imagined led to this roadmap to hell on his back.

A part of me instinctively wants to reach out to touch them, bring some kind of comfort. It sounds ridiculous, even to me, but that doesn’t abate the urge.

“Not pretty, huh? Get a good look while you can.” His voice is gruff as his spine stiffens and body stills, emotion woven through the words.

“Thank God not all of you is pretty. I was beginning to feel majorly insecure having to live with perfection like you,” I say off the cuff, trying to make this situation less awkward. My attempt to settle the sudden tension sparking in the air around us.

“Perfection?” he asks as he turns to face me with a smile that masks the emotion swirling in his eyes.

“Yeah. You have scars. I have mermaid thighs.”

“Mermaid thighs?” He laughs. “What in the world are you talking about?”

“Thighs that touch from the top all the way to my knees.” I shrug as if it doesn’t bug me, as if I’m not highlighting one of the insults Tara threw at me. It’s a whole lot easier to make fun of myself so long as it puts him at ease.

“Do you ever give yourself a break?”

Do you?” I ask the question, sparking a silent battle of wills as we stare at each other and wonder what to say next about the other’s insecurities. Coming up empty, I shift gears. “I think there is some type of rule about how many abs are fair for a guy to have when the rest of us are just struggling to find one of them.”

His smile rings more genuine as he steps toward me, and I step back, my hips leaning against the counter now.

“Is that so?” His voice lowers as his eyes flick to my lips and then back up. “I’m sure you have some under your shirt there.”

Why does the simple action make it seem so hard to swallow?

He takes another step.

“What are you building outside?”

“A playroom.”

A nervous chuckle falls from my lips as I think of all of the versions of playrooms I’ve read about in my romance books. My cheeks stain red as I imagine Grady with a flogger in one hand standing beside a St. Andrew’s Cross.

“A playroom?”

“Yeah.” He takes a step closer so we’re breathing the same air, his voice husky enough to cause every part of my body to grow alert. “A playroom. You know . . . a pool table. Foosball. A real man cave.”

I exhale a shaky sigh, suddenly more than aware that he’s so close, shirtless, sweaty, and smelling like sun and soap mixed together. But it’s his eyes that make my thoughts falter. There’s an intensity to them I don’t expect from the perpetually cheerful Grady Malone.

“Ah, that kind of playroom . . .” But my words trail off as he steps even closer and braces his hands on the counter on either side of me. I can hear his intake of breath. The music floating in from outside. The pound of my pulse in my ears.

“Hey, Dyl?”

“Yes?” Our eyes hold, my lips fall lax.

“I need you to open up.”

What?” I question as his hand brushes against my hip and his fingers pull on the drawer handle I’m standing in front of.

“I need the bottle opener. You’re standing in front of the drawer it’s in.” His lips spread into a full-fledged grin as I scramble away from the counter and, of course, run smack dab into the hardness, all six foot plus of him.

And then I rebound off him again in a flustered state that has him laughing and me stuttering. “Sorry. I wasn’t—I didn’t . . .” His arms hold on to my biceps to steady me, which prompts me to look up and meet his eyes.

“We need to stop meeting like this,” he murmurs, the heat of his breath hitting my lips.

“We do.” Brilliant, Dylan. Freaking brilliant response. “I’ve gotta . . . I’ve gotta get back to . . . to writing.”

 

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Holy Hot Fireman!!! This couple! Their past, their scars, their ghosts, their passion, their chemistry…. Their LOVE! Epic romance written brilliantly by K. Bromberg in the most perfect of ways.
Once again miss Bromberg gives us ALL the feels. Straight to the heart!

Dylan McCoy’s – yes, how awesome is that we get two amazing McCoy heroines in the same week? – has just been shattered to pieces by her long time boyfriend and rock star, Jett. So in attempt to heal her wounds and stay away from he source her pain, her brother gives her a refuse to a secluded location, in a small town, she just has to share a house with his friend, Grady Malone. Sounds easy enough, no?! LOL

“The heart’s blind. It’s the head that causes all the trouble.”

Not at all, because Grady Malone is a league of his own – and huge problems that haunt him – but that just makes his smoking hot package that much more difficult to resist. And honestly, who could? A drool worthy body, and a cheer up attitude that hides an enormous pain insane, but let’s you see his fragility? Yep, totally irresistible!

Perfection with a little bit of grit thrown in. 
Any woman who says a firefighter in his gear isn’t sexy is lying because damn . . . that’s the only word I can form.

And I’m left contemplating the contradiction that is Grady Malone.

I loved how much tact Grady had with Dylan, and which buttons he knew she needed pushing. The fact that even though immediately physically attracted, they established a somehow strong friendship, and Grady acknowledged her broken heart, but still pushed her to let go, was refreshing. I wished he hadn’t go to a particular moment there to try to help her, but that just show how blind men are sometimes, that it needs to basically be slapped in their face to see what was obvious to everyone else.

“Because love is rarely pretty. It’s messy. It’s complicated. It’s often ugly, but that’s how you know when it’s right. Pretty doesn’t always last. It’s the things you have to work at that make the reward that much sweeter.”

“It isn’t talking the good game you should be worrying about. It’s if a man can back it up with his actions.”

“It’s okay to forget what hurt you, but just remember to never forget what it taught you.”

His words of wisdom truly were spot on, if only he could take those very words and apply them his own situation. The dichotomy of his character just proves how talented Ms. Bromberg is. His inner conflict, his battle with his ghosts, and his upbeat charisma, shows us a complexity that just kept us hooked to this tormented man, and cheering for him, and Dylan. Because boy, did he want her!

It’s the perfect mix of sexy and sweet.

“What do you say, Dylan?” Please. Use me.

And weren’t just talking about physically and sexual want, but a soul calming craving, in which only Dylan brought him a resemblance of peace! His very own soul whisperer.

Dylan, the more she can see beyond the playful facade, and the God-like body, the more she is drawn to him, and their insane chemistry, just lights her fire to unmeasurable proportions. Yes, she’s afraid all he makes her feel, and she may have fought their magnetism, but a man like Grady, and a passion like theirs just can’t be ignored.

It takes a second for my mind to catch up to what my body is already reacting to—the onslaught of everything that is Grady Malone. 
Because this isn’t a let’s-play-house kiss. 
Oh no. 
This is a take-no-prisoners, no-holds-barred kiss.

Every touch is a splash of gasoline on a smolder. Every kiss is the match being lit. Every groan a lick of flame searing both my skin and my soul.

And it’s passion that if allowed has the power to heal them both. Two hurt souls that just might be each others salvation, they just need to let their minds feel what their hearts and bodies are trying to tell them. Combust really is a story about mutual healing through love. Epic love’s true power!

We all have scars. Some are visible. Some aren’t. In the end, they represent the fact that you’re stronger now than whatever tried to hurt you.

That night, the taste of your kiss seared into my goddamn mind, making sure no one else’s kiss could ever come close.

It was amazing to get even more of Grant and Emerson HEA here, and the rest of the Malone gang – including their parents – as well as all the awesome secondary characters. Like all the women in the story, I could imagine the droolfest that comes with these three men at one place. These Malones… WOW, they really are a league of their own. Full package material: smoking hot looks, loyal to the core and with capacity to love a woman, their soulmate, in a way that she becomes the center of his universe.

We’re Malones. This is who we are. We are public servants, and risk comes with the territory. We don’t have a choice in the matter. We were born to do this, but that doesn’t mean we should miss out on our lives because of it.”

Combust really blew all my expectations, and considering how much I loved the first installment, that’s saying something. These profoundly developed characters, intricate and complex plot lines that unveil themselves organically, makes the experience K. Bromberg is gifting us with her talented writing, that much more gratifying! How could I not, when she snags my attention from the very beginning to end?! Pure Contemporary Romance GOLD! Can’t wait to see what she has reserved for us with the remaining Malone and delicious single parent, Medevac pilot, Grayson!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

“I’m not asking to be your whole world, Dylan, I just want to be a part of it. I want to be the part that revolves around you. I want to be the one who grounds you so we’re forced to come home to each other, even when we’re mad. I want to provide the arms that hug you and the hands that hold yours through whatever adventure awaits us. I want you and whatever the two of us decide we want for our future.”

I want the good, the bad, the ugly in life . . . and I want it with you.”

We let our scars fall in love. 
We let our hearts heal each other’s.

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About the Author

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New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.

A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow.

Since publishing her first book in 2013, Kristy has sold over one million copies of her books across sixteen different countries and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over twenty-five times. Her Driven trilogy (Driven, Fueled, and Crashed) is currently being adapted for film by Passionflix with the first movie slated to release in the summer of 2018.

She is currently working on her Everyday Heroes trilogy. This series consists of three complete standalone novels—Cuffed, Combust, and Cockpit (late spring 2018)—and is about three brothers who are emergency responders, the jobs that call to them, and the women who challenge them.

She loves to hear from her readers so make sure you check her out on social media or sign up for her newsletter to stay up to date on all her latest releases and sales HERE

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