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COVER & BLURB REVEAL: CHARMING HANNAH (Big Sky #1) by Kristen Proby

CHARMING HANNAH

Series: Big Sky #1

Author: Kristen Proby

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 23, 2018

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The first standalone title in her Big Sky series, CHARMING HANNAH will release January 23, 2018 across all major retailers. 

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From New York Times Bestselling author, Kristen Proby, comes the first in an all-new trilogy in her beloved Big Sky Series!

Hannah Malone loves her new town. Despite living in Cunningham Falls for five years, she’s still considered a “move in” by most of the locals, and that doesn’t bother her in the least. She’s the “new girl”, and she hasn’t regretted it for one day. This town is her sanctuary. Her home. The one place she finally fits in and feels safe after a lifetime of being different and running from the memories and a past so far away it can’t haunt her anymore.

As the newly appointed police chief, Brad Hull has the responsibility to keep his citizens safe and to maintain order. His roots in this town are deep—five generations deep, to be exact. Cunningham Falls, Montana is his town, and being a cop and protecting what’s his is his passion. Everything’s running like clockwork until a sassy redheaded doctor moves in and disrupts the order—and Brad’s focus.

She’s not just beautiful, funny, and strong. Hannah’s everything he’s been looking for in a woman. The chemistry is undeniable, and the heat in the bedroom is off the charts. Brad knew the minute he met Hannah that she was the one for him. He’s tenacious in his pursuit of her. But when the past catches up with Hannah, will Brad be able to protect her and their hearts?

About the Author


Kristen Proby_AuthorPic1New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby
 is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

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COVER REVEAL: FALLING FAST by Aurora Rose Reynolds

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FALLING FAST

Series: Standalone 

Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 2017

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Colton Allyster is relieved to be back home. After six months of rehabilitation, losing his career as a Marine along with his fiancé, he’s had to learn quickly what’s really important. Colton grew up wanting to serve his country. Managing his parents’ biker bar was never part of his plan, but after meeting Gia Caro, he’s beginning to think that’s exactly where he’s meant to be.

Ever since Gia Caro arrived in the small, sleepy town of Ruby Falls, Tennessee, her life has spiraled out of control. Between losing her grandmother a little more each day to dementia, and her hot boss’s constant attention, her once quiet existence isn’t so quiet anymore.

After weeks of sidestepping Colton, things get out of hand, and before Gia knows what’s happening, she’s spending her nights in his bed and her mornings in his kitchen. And as he cleans out drawers and makes room in his closet, she starts to wonder if she’s falling too fast.

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Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who’s husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She’s married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires it’s beauty.

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RELEASE BLITZ + REVIEW: EXTORTION ( Nefarious #1 ) by J. Derek Teevan

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Series: Nefarious #1

Author: J. Derek Teevan

Genre: Erotic Romance

Release Date: August 30, 2017

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A job is just a job, right? Just because a man gets paid to do bad things, doesn’t necessarily make him a bad person. At least that what he’s been telling himself these past few years. He’s just a man who enjoys the perks of the job: money, travel, women, and lots of cash. It doesn’t come without cost, and the years of deception have taken its toll. He’s done. Almost.

One final job. One final conquest. One last heartbreak until he’s free of The Company and their hold over him.

Little does he know, he’s about to face the toughest job of his life. Follow Ethan on his titillating path of self-actualization and turmoil in J. Derek Teevan’s debut novel eXtortion.

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A sick excitement courses through me when Luke picks up his phone and dials the number on the contract to confirm that I’ll take the assignment. It’s almost like the first day of school nerves all over again, only this time around you’re getting paid to seduce your teacher.

If she takes the bait and sleeps with me, she’s the one who failed the test. I’m just the asshole who’s administering it. Unfortunately for her, I’ve never failed. In my time at The Company, I have a success rate of 100%. Yeah, I’m the dick who has successfully ensured that twelve women were divorced and didn’t receive a penny of their husband’s money. It took time, cultivating a relationship, dangling the carrot, or playing a cat-and-mouse game. Looks like Dr. Samantha Dawson is going to be lucky number thirteen.

Or unlucky, in her case.

“Okay, you’re good to go. They’ll send you the complete file by courier tomorrow, and your training day starts on Monday, Officer Hoyt. You got three days, so suit-up. Or I guess in your case, get those scrubs ready.”

Luke can never miss a chance to bring up a movie reference with that other Ethan guy. I’ve grown so used to them I’m not even sure if they register in my brain anymore. My brain stays with the subject at hand. “Wow, that was fast. We usually have more time to study the target before the meeting. What’s the deal?”

He simply shrugs and gives me an impassive stare. “Time is money, buddy, and this guy, the client, has to be pulling some serious strings for you. Your case and internship at the hospital both start Monday. Damn, talk about good timing. It’s like he was waiting for someone from The Company to graduate medical school to make this happen. Must be one miserable son-of-a-bitch.”

I run a hand over my face. Damn, I almost wonder what the good doctor has done to make her husband want to toss her to the curb. But it’s best left to remain uninvolved. It doesn’t matter what she’s done or not done. It only matters that I do my job.

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What a DEBUT! Really, talk about starting with a BANG!!!

J. Derek Teevan had indeed a fantastic beginning for what I’m sure it’s going to be a kickass career in this Erotic romance universe. 

Ethan, our main male character has one very unorthodox – and even cringe worthy, for yours truly – side job: luring and sleeping with married women in order for their POS to be able to divorce them and maintain all their fortune. Yep, you read it correctly, Ethan was basically a step or hundred lower than the common gigolo. A handsome, captivating and irresistible one, but still a prostitute. 

These women were married and “off limits” and my job was to break through all those boundaries and make them mine, if even only for a moment. It was an excitement that left me the moment my cum did.

Of course, as we well know, the world is not only black and white, and Ethan is well aware of the devastating consequences of what he does, and now that he ended Medical school – the reason for which he entered this business, since he was drowning in debt – and can stomach carrying on destroying women lives.

I wasn’t a bad person, I was just doing this to survive, and once I was hrough medical school, I would be saving lives, not ruining them.

“Well… what’s one more?” The words leave my mouth, and I’m wondering how many lives will I have to save until I can feel some sort of redemption. Will I ever feel that, redemption?

All good intentions flew to hell when one last IRRESISTIBLE, in more ways then one is sent his way, and one look at Samantha, and he knew this target was unlike any other before.

I’ve never felt the way I do towards a woman like this, I’ve never wanted a woman like this before.

Samantha doesn’t remember anymore what meant to be happy. She knows her marriage failed, even with all her effort to regain what she thought they once had – which was never real considering her disgusting cheating pig of a husband – and she has been sinking lower and lower in this immense loneliness and putting on a cold facade for the world around her, so when one of her assigned pediatric ER interns, proves himself attentive, charming, caring and brilliant, both to her and with their little patients and their parents, and their insane chemistry is palpable, lets just say it will take all her strength to resist him. Not that he was aggressive or very actively trying, but it was impossible to deny all the desire, and the emotion that she saw in his eyes.

Thoughts of her are all-consuming, and if I don’t fuck her soon, I’m going to explode.

I will not reveal anymore, because the best in this smutty novella, is the plot development, and the absolutely enticing way in which it unfolds, and how Ethan and Sam’s initial magnetism turns into so much more, and all the sizzling sex scenes in between! 

I need to be near her; her presence is intoxicating to me. She’s my drug, and I never want to detox.

I devoured it in one sitting, and I can honestly say that, apart from that detailed sex scene with OW in the prologue, which I found absolutely unnecessary for the plot, given there was no real justification behind it, given there is no trace of OW drama in the remainder of the book – which I loved – and some very minor personal preferences, eXtortion, proved to be an incredibly hot, super sexy and clever smutty read, where a refreshing plot and captivating writing will no doubt bring major success to the author. I love the author’s wife, Tessa Teevan’s, books, and I’m a huge fan of hers, so I will say, that she better watch out (just kidding, lol) because Derek may give her a run for her money, with a debut like this! That is one TALENTED household! Now I have a new author added to my auto-read list and can’t wait to see what delicious read he’ll give us next!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

Nothing in my life has ever felt more right, more perfect than this, being with her, in her.

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About the Author

 

jderekteevanDerek Teevan is a thirty-year- old kid who just has to make adult decisions sometimes. He married his best friend at age nineteen and they enjoy their quiet but somehow always exciting lives in the burbs of Dayton, Ohio. Derek owes his success to his wife who talked him out of another service and into the Ohio Air National Guard. Through ups and downs, mission changes, and career field changes the Guard has been the springboard to his successful civilian career.

Having just entered his thirties, Derek decided to challenge himself by taking up and falling in love with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Even as he sits here with his newly torn ACL, feeling weird because he’s writing in third person, he wishes he was at his Wednesday BJJ class.

When not injured or at class he enjoys long bike rides with his wife on the paved trails through Dayton and the surrounding cities. And when they’re feeling lazy, they both enjoy taking long drives in their 1965 Mustang Convertible. They also enjoy traveling, a lot of times it’s across the country or globe to go an author signing. He looks forward  to being able to sign a few of his own books at these events instead of hiding behind Tessa’s book rack and making change.

 

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HARPER SLOAN SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – CORPS SECURITY IN HOPE TOWN

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It’s not secret that the Corps Security and Hope Town crew are close to my heart. Not only did they begin it all, but they’ve continued to steal my soul since book 1. Because of this, I couldn’t be more excited that some of my favorite authors in the world have joined in to give them a new and exciting breath. With them and these new stories, we get to jump back in with some of our favorite cast and crew. You never really know what you’ll get, but one things certain, you’ll be within the world we all know and love while enjoying a little sexiness from their own worlds. It’s got me so excited, I can’t handle it!  I hope you all enjoy this next step with the new Kindle Worlds branch; Corps Security in Hope Town COMING SEPTEMBER 26!

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JB Salsbury – FIGHTING FOR HONOR

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author JB Salsbury brings her Fighting series to Harper Sloan’s Hope Town in this Kindle Worlds exclusive, Fighting for Honor.

UFL fighter Caleb hasn’t been to Hope Town since he was eighteen.  His next big fight takes place in Atlanta and the serene lakefront home from his childhood is the perfect place to train without distractions.

Until he stumbles downstairs to find a woman in his house. He’s met her before, and he’s never forgotten.

Honor was raised by her grandfather, Crazy Colonel Cartwright. Ostracized at a young age she was an outcast. Combined with her awkward personality and she became the local bully’s favorite plaything.

Honor and Caleb come face-to-face and feelings from fourteen years ago come rushing back—not all of them good.

She prefers to remain unknown, but she’s seen in public with the world’s most talked about fighter and thrust into a national spotlight that catches the attention of her childhood tormentors.

And they aren’t finished with her yet.

Felicia Lynn – HOW TO BREATHE

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I can’t go back to the man I was any more than I can forget the memories locked inside me.  Few men qualified for the mission and even fewer were willing to accept the required life sentence.  Counting the days, good and bad, I exist as the world keeps spinning. 

There’s a price to pay for a life with a greater purpose, but the healing of time is a damn liar.  I’m supposed to be a dead man, and the silence couldn’t be more deafening.  Even though I could never look back, I thought I’d taken enough out of that life to carry me forward.  The success of the mission was meant to give the tragedy of my life meaning, but I’ve been stuck in this wreckage of my past . . . until now. 

One look into her eyes disarms me.  These walls I’ve built shouldn’t break on their own, but they crumble whenever she’s near.  I’ve spent years waiting for a reason to breathe again, and now that I have her within reach, I’m not sure I can keep her.  Is it possible to find both the missing piece of my soul and the remedy to my healing in one set of bright green eyes?

J. M. Walker – FOR YOU

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Brogan Tapp tries to be strong. Guilt and fear that the man she loves will fall within himself and not know how to find his way out, haunts her.

Coby Porter vows not to let the demons in his mind take over. He plans a trip to save his relationship, once and for all.

Hope Town, Georgia is the saving grace for their love, before the nightmares consume them both.

S. R. Watson – DELIVERANCE

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My life has never been my own. I’ve always been a rule follower—the obedient girl who always did what she was told. I played the part given to me and got engaged to the man my parents set me up with. He was supposed to be my Prince Charming. He promised me a happily ever after, only he delivered a nightmare instead. Now I’m on the run. No money. No plan. Just freedom. How ironic is it that my desperate escape lands me in a place called Hope Town? I lost hope a long time ago.

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I’m a manwhore. It’s a known fact and exactly how I like it. I make my own rules and live without expectations. Returning to Hope Town to help the woman who raised me with her restaurant meant my past was here to greet me, but I refuse to allow the mirage of possibilities to engulf me a second time around. I don’t believe in love or fairy-tale endings. There’s lust, and there’s screwing. I don’t have time for anyone or anything outside of these two principles. There is no hope for me. Accept it or not … you’ve been warned!

Cat Mason – SOMETHIN’ BAD

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Tequila can make a woman do somethin’ stupid.

Somethin’ bad…

After celebrating my birthday with my best friends turns into the most embarrassing night of my life, the last thing I expected was to see him walk into my bakery. The sexy smile on his face lets me know that he has no intention of letting me off the hook either. He doesn’t want an apology or an explanation.

He wants me.

The way Matt Hudson crashes into my life and bosses me around as if he has known me all my life is frustrating. What’s even worse is the power he has to bring me to my knees with the flash of one his panty-melting smiles. He steals my control without even trying.

Makes me want.

Makes me need.

Even when my life begins to unravel right before my eyes, there is a part of me hoping that the man my friends have dubbed Hunk P.D. may be something good to come out of all my heartache.

About the Author

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Harper is a NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL and USA TODAY bestselling author residing in Georgia with her husband and three daughters. She has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books, hibachi, tattoos and Game of Thrones. When she isn’t writing you can almost always find her with a book in hand.

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RELEASE BLITZ + REVIEW: DISORDERLY CONDUCT (The Academy #1) by Tessa Bailey

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Series: The Academy #1

Author: Tessa Bailey

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 29th, 2017

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You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone…

Police academy cadet Charlie Burns can’t believe his luck when the gorgeous blonde he meets in a bar murmurs those magic words: “Nothing serious, ’kay?” Mind-blowing, no-strings sex with Ever Carmichael—it’s the holy grail of hookups for a guy who’s too busy following in his law enforcement family’s footsteps to think about getting serious. Charlie’s all about casual…that is, until Ever calls it quits and his world tilts on its axis.

Ever knows that when you control the relationship game, you can’t get played. But for the first time, she wants more than short-term satisfaction. Step one: end her fling with commitment-phobic Charlie. Step two: sacrifice herself to the ruthless NYC dating scene. Yet everywhere she turns, there’s Charlie, being his ridiculously charming self. No online match or blind date compares to the criminally hot cop-in-training, but they’re over. Aren’t they?

If love is a four-letter-word, why does the idea of Ever seeing someone else tie Charlie up in knots?  Now he’s desperate to win her back…and a little date sabotage never hurt anyone, right?

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Woohoo! A brand new series from Tessa Bailey!

Yes, I couldn’t have been more excited when TB announced this upcoming series, and I may have screamed like a little girl when I got this book in my e-reader, after all there isn’t one story by her that I don’t devour and love in any way, and Disorderly Conduct was no exception!

Charlie and Ever’s story – as well as the whole series, I suspect – has a bit of different feel from Tessa’s other series, and this is one of the things that most captivates in her books (ok, ok, the dirties talkers may have something to do with it too, lol). Part of the novelty I’m sure it’s not only the setting, hello, Police Academy aka Hottie Central, But also the age range, since the main characters are in their early twenties, so Tessa kickass as usual, and gave them a very youthful and realistically immature actions at time, but I’ll not spoil more on that field, you should experience all of the feels when reading this, because believe me, you HAVE to read this!

Charlie and Ever are immediately drawn to one another, literally, like to magnets. They set eyes on the other across a crowded bar and BAM! Instant explosion! Charlie might as well be drooling, actually I think he might have been, if the tightness in his pants was any indication, lol!  As he said himself, Ever was every man’s wet dream come true…

It’s really working for me, because her legs are two sticks of dynamite and I’m more than willing to die in the explosion.

This girl is dynamite, wrapped in Please Santa, I’ve Been a Good Boy.

But worry not, because that reaction was not one sided! Ever was just as raptured by Charlie as he was by her! After all who can resist an handsome future officer, with a sparkle in his eye, a wickedly hot body that has you craving for more and the filthiest of mouths?!

There’s only one Charlie Burns. Intense, charming, sexy and capable, all at once.

Charlie Burns: a walking, talking reminder to do your Kegels.

Oh yes, they had no chance, and everything was going smoothly with their no-string attached relationship. The ‘no-feellings, just sex’ was exactly what they agreed upon from the start. And each of them had some valid reasons to not want any kind of commitment.

My whole life, my mother has impressed on me that there are no exceptions when it comes to men. Relationships don’t last, because men’s affections are fleeting. 
When we’re in control of the game, we can’t get played.

 

Don’t get me wrong. I’m all about commitment. Right now, though, my entire reserve of commitment juice is being poured into becoming a cop.

So yes, as we well know, that was set to implode in some way or another, specially given their insane connection, so when a event happens in Ever’s life, – not spoiling what, you’ll have to find out for yourselves – she is basically forced to give up Charlie, since he’s very clear that he doesn’t want anything more than sex, and actively look for someone she can share a future with. And that is where everything goes to hell, because one thing is certain, for Charlie what they have is perfect, now it’s just a matter of making Ever change her mind. You can imagine how well that’s going to go, LOL! One thing is certain, he has no doubt what Ever is, and that is HIS!

Plus . . . they don’t need to know a damn thing about Ever. She’s mine. I’m hers. We’re ours. 
Unofficially, of course.

Of course we couldn’t have a new Tessa Bailey, the Queen of Dirty Talk, without some scorchingly hot sex scenes, and some seriously panty melting filthy talk, and oh boy, did Charlie fit the bill, perfectly!!! Consider yourself warned! Cold shower may be required!

“Tilt your fucking hips and spread your thighs, Ever.” He snaps my thong against the back of my thigh. “I skipped my lunch break for this, so give me something to eat.”

Yes, Charlie was set for disaster from the start, with his devious schemes, and not seeing what was right in from of him all along, which I wish it hadn’t taken him so freaking long, and only realize it after a major event, though believable, I didn’t want it so far along in the book, even I thought it was taking to freaking long to realize what they had. But his past and his families mentality was far to ingrained to allow him to open his eyes. Talk about living in denial!

A badge is something you earn and keep. It doesn’t disappear when things get rough—no, it shines brighter. It’s a sure thing. A lasting thing.

So, given the major mess that he got himself into, of course a major groveling was needed, and that is where Tessa excels once again! This woman sure knows how to make her heroes beg for mercy! And I loved every second of it!!!

“If you say, fuck me, Charlie, I will drop whatever I’m doing. I will get between those legs if I have to kill, steal or sacrifice to get there. And you’ll be a sweating, moaning, crying tangle of sex in the sheets by the time it’s over. I know you don’t doubt me, because I’ve done it. I’ve done it.”

“I’ve been dying for you. Dying. You don’t know what it’s been like.” 
“Yes, I do.”

The Academy started with a bang, and Disorderly Conduct proved to be the perfect visit card for what I’m sure is another all time Fav series by Tessa Bailey! Charlie and Ever’s story was a amazing and enrapturing tale, fresh and super sexy, will get you hooked with this gang from the start, and after that little teaser by the end of the book, I bet Jack’s story is going to be just as delicious and unpredictable! I can’t wait!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

“I’ve been writing my name on every part of you. Knew it and couldn’t stop it. Couldn’t help it since day one. Mine, mine, mine.”

I’m in love with you. I love you so much. And you can depend on that. You can depend on me for the rest of your life. I won’t let you go for anything.

I should have known then we were forever. You tasted like forever.

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INDECENT EXPOSURE (The Academy #2)

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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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RELEASE DAY LAUNCH & GIVEAWAY: THE TIME IN BETWEEN (Magdalene #3) by Kristen Ashley

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THE TIME IN BETWEEN

Series: Magdalene #3

Author: Kristen Ashley

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 29, 2017

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“She was the one then and nothing changed in the time in between.” 

✮✮✮A story of past decisions gone awry, secrets that change directions, and emotional second chances, this gripping love story is what happens when two paths again collide. The final standalone title in New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley’s Magdalene Series, THE TIME IN BETWEEN is a rich, heartfelt love story available now!✮✮✮

 

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After a painful loss, Cady Moreland is coming to Magdalene to start the next chapter of her life. A chapter that began eighteen years ago but had a heartbreaking ending. The time in between was full of family and friendship, but Cady could never get the man she fell in love with all those years ago out of her heart. 

Coert Yeager has learned to live without the girl who entered his life right when she shouldn’t and exited delivering a crippling blow he never would have suspected. The time in between was full of failing to find what he was missing…and life-altering betrayal. 

But when that girl shows up in Magdalene and buys the town’s beloved lighthouse, even if Coert wants to avoid her, he can’t. A fire in town sparks a different kind of flame that won’t be ignored. 

As Cady and Coert question the actions of the two young adults they once were thrown into earth-shattering circumstances, can they learn from what came in between and find each other again?

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Present day…

I took in the mess of the large, circular room we were in and at first saw nothing but the mess—decaying furniture, a soot-covered stone fireplace, a kitchen that might have been put in in the forties but had not only not been touched the last nine years, it perhaps had not been touched the last nineteen (or more).

Then I saw more.

The extraordinarily carved railing to the sweeping wood staircase that ran the curved side of the house. The red brick walls. The plank wood floors.

“Once upon a time, long ago,” the realtor was suddenly talking wistfully, “someone loved this place. Put that love into building it. Put that love into keeping it. Nine years and more when no one really gave a whit, and still you can see it once had a lot of love.”

Oh yes.

You could see that.

“It’s got a basement, more like a big crawl space,” the agent declared, surprising me with his quick change in tone back to businesslike and informative. “The furnace is down there. You can get down there through a door in the floor. The furnace was put in a while back, and full disclosure, though an inspection will catch it, it probably needs to be replaced.”

Through his words I stared at the fireplace, which scoured would be magnificent, and I noticed it didn’t have a chimney as such, but the smoke probably went out a vent in the wall.

“This floor has a powder room under the stairs,” the realtor kept on. “You can look at it if you want, but if you wanna save yourself that, I’ll just tell you straight, it needs to be gutted.”

I decided to take his word for it and told him that.

He looked relieved when I did before he stated, “Place has a garage, two car. Not in good condition, but think you saw that. Still, it’s close to the house and there’s a covered walkway to that door over there.” He pointed at a door that was across from the door we’d walked in. “Means you might feel a chill but you won’t get wet, unless it’s raining sideways, which happens.”

With a breeze that plastered my jacket to me on a sunny, early spring day, I did not doubt that.

“Garage has a loft space above it, which could be renovated as a studio rental if you’ve a mind to do that sort of thing. As for the property itself, it also has a building where the generators are stowed,” the realtor carried on. “Hook up for a washer and dryer and good space in there. Lots of it for storage. Which is good because there’s not a lot of storage in here for tools and Christmas decorations and whatnot.”

I glanced around seeing he was right. There wasn’t even enough cabinetry to house the things a decent cook would need in her kitchen. Though there was room for them. In fact, if you fought back the gloom, there was quite a bit of room.

“And there’s a place outside, could call it a studio, could call it a mother-in-law house,” he shared. “Whatever, it’s got goodly space, two bedrooms, big kitchen. Could be renovated to be a guest house. Or like I said, a studio if you’re artsy. Or you could rent it out like a B and B. I’ll show you all of that after we have a look at the lighthouse.”

“Thanks,” I replied.

“Now, since I mentioned full disclosure, you have to know it all,” the realtor continued.

Slowly, my eyes went to him.

When they did, he launched in. “Like I said, it’s automated. And like I said, you won’t really have to concern yourself with the functionality of that unless the electricity goes out, but then the generators automatically kick in. There are two. But you’ll need to keep fuel on hand to keep them going in case a blackout lasts awhile. And just to say, this is coastal Maine. We get weather. Blackouts can last awhile.”

When I nodded to share I took that in, he kept going.

“And if you’re, say, away on vacation, you need to make sure someone is playing backup in such a case.”

“Okay,” I replied when he stopped talking, thinking this probably wasn’t a good thing since I knew no one in Maine (or not anyone who wanted to know me) and thus couldn’t call on anyone to do something like that.

I also didn’t hold high hopes I’d make friends and win people. I hadn’t had a lot of success in that in my life.

And last, although Patrick believed it completely, I held no hope that the reason I was out there was going to come to fruition.

That being me having a happy ending.

That being what Patrick thought would be my happy ending.

Which might mean I’d have someone, a certain someone, or actually two (at least), even though I knew I never would.

 

 

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Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorize and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing’s changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.

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RELEASE BLITZ + REVIEW: FOR THE LOVE OF BEARD (The Dixie Wardens Rejects MC #7) by Lani Lynn Vale

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Series: The Dixie Wardens Rejects MC #7

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: August 25, 2017

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Tobias knows that women are a lot of trouble, and one in particular is more trouble than most. Yet even with the knowledge that she’s a pain in the ass, he doesn’t stop himself from doing the one thing he knows that he shouldn’t do—fall in love with her.
It’s supposed to be simple. Get in, get the girl, and get out.
What Tobias isn’t supposed to do is fall for the woman he’s supposed to rescue. But he can’t help being intrigued–and amused–by the defiance rolling off Audrey every time he so much as speaks to her. This fascination only intensifies with every single word from her delectable mouth.

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It’s been six years since her assault, yet it feels like it happened just yesterday. Audrey’s sick and tired of feeling so useless. She’s had enough of being scared, she’s doesn’t want to be all alone for the rest of her life. All of that boils down to a woman who’s had enough of not doing anything to reclaim her life.
She’s at a loss as to how to move on, and every attempt she makes results in failure. Just when she’s ready to quit, a sexy biker is there to push her out of her comfort zone.
Under Tobias’ patient guidance, Audrey slowly makes her way back to herself. She lands a job that she adores, and she thinks she’s finally found her place in this world. Most surprisingly, though, she finds herself falling in love with a man that honestly scares her to death.
Just when she vows to take that final step that’ll put her past in her past forever, the life she wants to live is yanked away. Leaving her with nothing to pick up the pieces.

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Hot damn! Lani Lynn Vale did it again, and I’m equal parts sad to see my LLV’s FAV series go (though we know we’ll get more at some point from the Dixie Wardens Rejects, yay) and so, so very happy, because For The Love of Beard, Tobias and Audrey story, really was the PERFECT conclusion for the series. A story of rebirth and healing at its very best, with Toby stealing my heart with the way he cherished and loved Audrey from their very first encounter! I Adored these two, their tale and all the feelings they created, so very much!

As we know from Beard Up – if you haven’t yet read this amazing story, you NEED to! – Tobias was sent to save and protect Audrey from a possible and terrible fate, what he hadn’t counted was to fall in love at the spot.

I was that annoying man who followed her around like a goddamned puppy.

 

It was the longest two days I’d ever experienced. 
On the plus side, we got all her crap packed. The downside? I lost my heart.

Audrey, as we LLV’s fans know, is Tunnel’s sister, and was horribly sexually assaulted six years prior – Life To My Flight – and has sense retracted on to herself, just revealing a snappy and sassy persona, and kidding her true self, and protecting her heart behind steel walls.

Fully acknowledging all this and the rough path that laid ahead for him, Tobias took an amazing way to approach Audrey’s prickly demeanor, showing how much he understood and cared for her beyond everything else. 

On the outside, I may look undamaged. But if it was possible to see to the heart of a person, mine would look torn, mangled and bruised.

Toby really was the perfect match for her in every way, and I couldn’t have pictured a better person to understand all that Audrey had been trough and its subsequent damaged. After all broken souls and damaged hearts is something his family is well versed in. Something that luckily Lani will allow us to explore in her upcoming new series, Hail Raisers.

Through a lot of patience, true love and care, Audrey’s soul slowly started to heal, and Toby’s heart, to his own surprise, gained a new life, in his love for her. They truly healed one another.

All of it was gone, and in its place was Audrey. 
She surrounded me, filled my heart, and I never wanted her to leave.

And when Audrey couldn’t resist the handsome, tattooed and bearded biker, that was a standing feature in her life, anymore, and gave in to their attraction, and let go, it was everything and more that Toby could have wished for, so much more. It was explosive! 

He plundered my mouth, his tongue tangling with my own, as he claimed me. 
And it was a claiming. Everything in that kiss told me exactly what I needed to know.
I was his. Now. Tomorrow, and next week. He wanted me, and I had to either accept it, or fight.

Once that line was crossed there was no stopping them, and oh boy, were they HOT!!! Prepare yourself, because this book has the steamiest sex scenes in any of Lani Lynn Vale’s book! *cue fanning myself*

Until then, I’m going to be the best roommate you’ve ever had.” 
“A roommate with benefits?”  She started to chuckle. “Will you sneak into my room at night and have your dirty way with me, Mr. Dixie Warden Reject?” 
I grinned widely. “Yeah, but you won’t be leaving my bed after we’re done.” 
“Why is that?” I turned my serious eyes back to the road, too. 
“Because you won’t be able to feel your legs until morning.”

And their banter! It was so incredible awesome and hilarious at times! I’ll say it again, and again, truly PERFECT MATCH!

I was more than aware of the consequences. I’ve attended nine police officer funerals in my years as a cop. I knew better than she did the sacrifices we had to make each day, and the possibility of putting that shield on over our hearts one day, but not the next.

As per LLV usual we have all those suspenseful, hilarious, steamy and emotional moments, as well as a touching sensibilization for the hard and dangerous reality that is working in Law Enforcement. Lani’s main characters, are, imo, so incredibly enticing for the realism in which she portraits them, and Tobias and Audrey are the perfect example of it. I loved them beyond words, and I’m said to see these Rejects go, but I’m sure this isn’t the last of we’ll see of them. Now, counting down the days until LLV’s new series and their first installments, Pitch Please and Hail No! Lani’s really spoils us rotten, and I couldn’t love her more for it! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

There were a lot of people in love in the world, but only the ones who truly felt it the deepest, and were willing to fight for that love, were the ones that stayed together.

“I love you, Audrey Morrison, soon-to-be Hail.” I squeezed his neck tighter. “I love you right back, Tobias Hail.

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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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TAKEN BY THE RUSSIAN

Series: Standalone

Author: Alexa Riley and Jessa Kane

Genre: Erotic Romance

Release Date: August 23, 2017

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Anya is getting ready to go to college, but she’s sad to leave her bodyguard behind. Sasha has been everything to her over the year, even more than he knows. She’s fantasized about all the ways he could do more than just protect her, and leaving him is making her heart ache. What she doesn’t know is he’s got his own plans, and they include more than she could have possibly dreamed of.

Sasha is the big Russian bodyguard everyone stays clear of. He’s intimidating, rough, and knows how to kill. But there’s a soft spot inside him, and it’s name is Anya. He’s made a promise to her father and to himself that he won’t touch her until he’s fulfilled his duty. But that time is almost up, and her innocence is free to claim.

Warning: We know how our readers love it dirty with a side of sweet so we’ve stolen a book from Jessa Kane, and added our own little sparkle to it. It’s the filthiest ever, so bring a spoon. You guys are going to eat it up.

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And I loved every single second of it! How could I not with two of my fav and dirtiest smutty authors pulling all their kinky nature to light and giving us this delicious and warning required, little smutty gem?! Yep, they managed to surpass themselves in the smutty and kinky scale! Not for the faint of heart, because the temperature is guaranteed to rise! You better have your birth control in check, or your fav BoB fully charged, lol! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

“You were mine to breed the day we locked eyes. You knew this, did you not?” Sweat breaks out on his upper lip, his big, tattooed chest heaving, expanding. “Innocent or not, your body knew to tempt Uncle Sasha and no one else. You knew you’d make me a daddy one day in more ways than one.”

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Alexa Riley is two sassy friends who got together and wrote some dirty books. They are both married moms of two who love football, donuts, and obsessed book heroes.

They specialize in insta-love, over-the-top, sweet, and cheesy love stories that don’t take all year to read. If you want something SAFE, short, and always with a happily ever after, then Alexa Riley is for you!

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COVER REVEAL: EXTORTION ( Nefarious #1 ) by J. Derek Teevan

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Series: Nefarious #1

Author: J. Derek Teevan

Genre: Erotic Romance

Release Date: August 30, 2017

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A job is just a job, right? Just because a man gets paid to do bad things, doesn’t necessarily make him a bad person. At least that what he’s been telling himself these past few years. He’s just a man who enjoys the perks of the job: money, travel, women, and lots of cash. It doesn’t come without cost, and the years of deception have taken its toll. He’s done. Almost.

One final job. One final conquest. One last heartbreak until he’s free of The Company and their hold over him.

Little does he know, he’s about to face the toughest job of his life. Follow Ethan on his titillating path of self-actualization and turmoil in J. Derek Teevan’s debut novel eXtortion.

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Derek Teevan is a thirty-year- old kid who just has to make adult decisions sometimes. He married his best friend at age nineteen and they enjoy their quiet but somehow always exciting lives in the burbs of Dayton, Ohio. Derek owes his success to his wife who talked him out of another service and into the Ohio Air National Guard. Through ups and downs, mission changes, and career field changes the Guard has been the springboard to his successful civilian career.

Having just entered his thirties, Derek decided to challenge himself by taking up and falling in love with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Even as he sits here with his newly torn ACL, feeling weird because he’s writing in third person, he wishes he was at his Wednesday BJJ class.

When not injured or at class he enjoys long bike rides with his wife on the paved trails through Dayton and the surrounding cities. And when they’re feeling lazy, they both enjoy taking long drives in their 1965 Mustang Convertible. They also enjoy traveling, a lot of times it’s across the country or globe to go an author signing. He looks forward  to being able to sign a few of his own books at these events instead of hiding behind Tessa’s book rack and making change.

 

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COVER REVEAL: I WANT ( Enamorado #2 ) by Ella Fox

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Series: Enamorado #2

Author: Ella Fox

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 8, 2017

Cover Design: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative

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Billionaire businessman Alejandro Cruz detests the dating process and is perfectly content to stay single.
But that all changes the moment the quirky house sitter from next door falls into his arms, and his
immediate instinct is to hold on tight and never let go. California girl Kaya Porter has a &quot;just say no&quot;
approach to dating. No matter how sexy and irresistible Alejandro is, she vows not to fall for him.
Alejandro has other plans. This sexy Spaniard knows what he wants, and there&#39;s nothing he won&#39;t do to
make Kaya realize that they belong together. Will Alejandro get the girl or will he be left wanting more
than Kaya is willing to give?
I Want is book two of the Enamorado (In Love) series. Each book will feature one of the Cruz brothers
and can be read as a standalone.

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Ella Fox is the USA Today Bestselling Author of Consequences of Deception, The Hart Family series & many other sexy and exciting books.  

Ella is an avid reader, lover of music and all around goofball. She grew up loving to read. That’s not surprising considering the fact that her mom is USA Today Bestselling Author Suzanne Halliday!

In 2016 Ella began publishing insta-love novellas under the pen name Evie Harrison.

Stay up to date with Ella by LIKING her on Facebook- she gives a ton of stuff away that you won’t want to miss!  Facebook /EllaFoxAuthor  

 

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