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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

#New: Marry Me for Money @authormiakayla #NewAdult #giveaway

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Marry Me for Money by Mia Kayla 
Publication Date: May 4, 2014 
Genres: New Adult, Romance

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Leaving her small town behind, Bethany Casse moves to Chicago in search of a new life. Working at a top financial bank brings her into contact with two men who are as different as night and day. Kent Plack, heir to Plack Industries, has no interest in being with a woman for longer than one night. A spoiled and lazy man-whore, he is completely content with his playboy lifestyle, and Beth is surprised when they form an unlikely friendship.

Brian Burcham, a finance banker, is gorgeous and respectful. A man plucked from Beth’s dreams, he is definite husband material. Unfortunately, Beth has a hard rule against dating coworkers, but Brian is determined to change her mind. When a deadbeat mother and money problems follow her to Chicago, Beth is offered a solution that could fix everything. Marrying for money seems simple enough, but when lines become blurred, Beth faces difficult choices, making her realize that the easy way out just made her life even harder than before.
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Excerpt:

    My head was pounding, and the light was shining too brightly in the room. I flipped over, placed the pillow over my eyes, and inhaled the scent of freshly laundered sheets. The smell of the detergent was one I was not familiar with. I opened one eye and took a peek from under the pillow to take in my surroundings.
    Immediately, I jumped up to a sitting position, causing my head to spin from the abrupt movement. Glancing under the thick duvet, I saw I was only wearing my underwear and a man’s T-shirt. My heart pounded in my chest as I remembered the last person I had seen was Luke.
    In a king-sized bed, fluffy down pillows surrounded me. In front of me was a massive flat screen TV, and at the foot of the bed was a low white couch. One wall was floor-to-ceiling windows while the other was painted a neutral beige. I deciphered that I was in a hotel room.
     I could feel the heat building up behind my eyes, tears threatening to spill over. I placed my hands over my face. I was on the verge of crying. I was not this kind of girl. I never drank myself to the point of oblivion where I couldn’t remember what had happened the night before. I cocked my head up as I heard the door open, and when I peered up from my hands, I gave the look of death.
    I was surprised to see Kent.
    He studied me and scanned the room. Raising one eyebrow, he paced around and stopped in front of me. “Is something wrong? Is someone here?” he asked, his face concerned as he peered over the side of the bed.
    I could feel the color draining from my face, and I pulled the covers up to my chin. “No,” I snapped, narrowing my eyes at him. “How did I get here? Why am I only in a T-shirt? What happened last night? Why am I here in this hotel room with you?”
    His eyes filled with confusion. “I brought you here. I changed you last night because your clothes were covered in vomit. I have no idea what happened. I found you passed out in my car. This is not a hotel room. This is my condo,” he said in one breath.
    He walked toward me, his arms cautious and careful at his sides. “Why are you so mad? Actually, I think a thank-you is in order. Also, I’d like to thank you for leaving vomit that has now hardened on the exterior of my brand-new car.”
    “Did we sleep together?” I asked, barely audible. I couldn’t even hear my own voice. I was afraid of his answer, but I needed to know. Panic began to rise within me, and I held my breath.

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About Mia Kayla

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Mia Kayla is a New Adult and Contemporary Romance writer who lives in Illinois. She is wifey to the husband of the year and mommy to three unbelievable cute little girls who have multiplied her grey hairs. In her free time she loves reading romance novels, jamming to boy bands, catching up on celebrity gossip and designing flowers for weddings. Most of the time, she can be caught on the train with her nose in a book, sporting a cheeky grin because the main characters finally get their happily-ever-after at the end. She loves reading about happy endings but has more fun writing them.


Friday, June 26, 2015

#CoverReveal: Wicked Indulgence @missycjohnson #rockstars #giveaway

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Wicked Indulgence by Missy Johnson Wicked Innocence #2 
Publication Date: July 6, 2015 

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I’m the bad boy of rock.
I play hard and party harder, my life is every dude’s dream. Women throwing themselves at me, more money than I know what to do with and I get to do what I love. Perform. I thought things couldn’t get any better. I was right. I’m no stranger to controversy, a side effect of doing whatever the fuck I like, but maybe I’ve taken things too far this time. Being constantly in the spotlight is hard, especially when you’re on a downhill spiral and the only place left is rock bottom. The question is, how the fuck am I going to get myself out of this one?

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About Missy Johnson

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Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she’s a cat, a cat who thinks he’s a dog…you get the picture). When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.

 

Monday, June 22, 2015

#Sale! Wind Chime Cafe @SMossWrites #99cents #giveaway

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Publication Date: January 28, 2015 
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When single mother, Annie Malone, purchases a quirky Main Street cafe on Heron Island, she thinks she's finally turned her dream of opening her own restaurant into a reality. Hearing rumors that a developer is about to build a five-star resort on the sleepy Chesapeake Bay island, she plans to transform the cafe into a premier upscale bistro. But Navy SEAL, Will Dozier, has no intention of selling his grandparents' property to a developer. Back on Heron Island for the first time in ten years and secretly struggling with PTSD, Will decides that a fling with the new girl is the perfect way to help him "get his head straight." The last thing Will expects is to fall in love...with his hometown and with Annie. But Will's life and career are in San Diego with the SEALs. Can Annie's love and the healing magic of the island be enough to convince him to stay?
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About Sophie Moss

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Sophie Moss is a USA Today bestselling author of five full-length romance novels. She is known for her captivating Irish fantasy romances and heartwarming contemporary romances with realistic characters and unique island settings. As a former journalist, Sophie has been writing professionally for over ten years. She lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where she's working on her next novel. When she's not writing, she's testing out a new dessert recipe, exploring the Chesapeake Bay, or fiddling in her garden. Sophie loves to hear from readers. Email her at sophiemossauthor@gmail.com or visit her website sophiemossauthor.com to sign up for her newsletter.

Friday, June 19, 2015

#New! A Dom for Patti @elodieparkes #erotic #spanking #giveaway



A Dom for Patti, June 16 release from Evernight Publishing
     When a fleeting encounter with a handsome stranger ignites Patti’s repressed loneliness, she has to admit she longs for the love of a sensual Dom.
     Luck is on her side when she goes out for the evening, and meets delicious Cameron in The Club—but is he all that he appears to be?
     Cameron’s overwhelming attraction to Patti is tested when she inexplicably fails to show up for a date—just what is going on and will they ever get together?

An erotic romance, with Dom/sub and spanking elements—a contemporary, magical love story.

Background to the story
     I wrote a story titled Rescuing Cade published by Evernight in February this year. In that story, Patti, the heroine from a Dom for Patti, is introduced to Cade. They are both visiting The Club, a select BDSM club. Cade is kind to Patti, but his heart already belongs to someone else and after only a few minutes he tells Patti he’s leaving. In that few minutes, he kisses Patti and she feels an instant attraction to him. Unfortunately, lonely Patti is destined not to be with Cade.
     I liked Patti a lot and I decided to write her story. It’s an erotic romance with a twist. Patti is hoping for love as well as a handsome Dom to fill her lonely life, when she meets hunky Cameron in The Club, she thinks her luck is looking up … let’s hope so.

Excerpt:
     The darkness soothed Patti. The music lifted her spirits and she smiled at the lovely sight of people enjoying each other. She relaxed in the familiar atmosphere and began to wonder why she’d denied herself this pleasure for so long. Happy now, she wandered along to the bar and ordered coffee.
     Patti spent a pleasant ten minutes drinking her coffee and talking with the bartender, before a man and woman she’d seen around The Club in the past arrived at the bar. Patti cast a sidelong glance at them before transferring her scrutiny to watching their touches and kisses through the length of mirror along the back of the bar. They were obviously a couple. More than that, they were obviously in love.
     Patti left the sight that reminded her of what she desperately wanted and walked along to the end of the room. She stopped in the gloom there and considered going home. She’d shaken her depression and maybe on her next visit she’d find one of the Masters free.
     About to move off, instead, Patti turned abruptly. Someone approached from behind and she was suddenly aware she lurked around in the entrance to the corridor that led to the private rooms.
     He was closer than she’d anticipated. A hard muscular chest met her, and as she bumped against the man, his arms enclosed her.
     Patti looked up into the face of a man she’d never seen before.
     His eyes were dark in the gloom. He’d stopped further into the shadows, but the handsome planes of his face were still obvious. A dimple appeared in his left cheek as he smiled.
     “Hey, are you okay? I didn’t mean to scare you.” He left his arms around her.
     Patti soaked up the contact. She looked at him with interest. “I was deep in thought.”
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About Elodie Parkes
     Elodie Parkes is a British author writing romance, erotic, contemporary, and often with a twist of mystery, paranormal, fantasy, or suspense. Her books are always steamy. Her tag is, Cool stories: Hot love scenes.
     Elodie lives in Canterbury with her two dogs. She works in an antique shop by day and writes at night, loving the cloak of silent darkness that descends on the rural countryside around her home.
     She has also released titles as an individual indie author.
     Find Elodie online: Blog  Facebook  FB  Twitter Tsu  Google +  G+ Pinterest  YouTube  Amazon USA  Amazon UK Manic Readers

     Elodie only ever wears boots. (Yes, even in summer) She has three bachelor degrees because she couldn’t make up her mind what she wanted to do, and even then she got two Grad Dips in different subjects, naughty Elodie.

Elodie loves:
Music (her nickname at work is Melody Elodie because she’s often singing), the countryside, the ocean, animals, gorgeous men, technology, art, stockings and garter belts, movies, and potatoes, in any order. Elodie is addicted to black leather jackets, and faded jeans, and owns so many she’s ashamed to count them.



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Friday, June 12, 2015

Book Tour & #Review: unDefeated @AuthorJCV #Giveaway #KindleFire

unDefeated by J.C. Valentine Wayward Fighters #3 
Publication Date: May 26, 2015 
Also in this series: Wayward Fighters: Books 1 & 2 
Genres: Contemporary, Romance

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Spencer Bradley ruins everything he touches. Addicted to gambling, he’s lied, cheated, and stolen to get what he wants. Now, in order to protect those he cares for, he’s keeping his distance. Rehab’s taught him a lot, but when his time runs out and he finds himself with nowhere to turn, he seeks help from the one person he’s capable of destroying. Olivia Carter fell in love the day she met Spencer Bradley. Despite him being responsible for the downfall of his best friend’s career and landing himself in rehab, she can’t bring herself to stay away—even if it means risking her own recovery. *Note* While this book is a part of the Wayward Fighters series, unDefeated can be read as a standalone.
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***Nona's review of unDefeated***

    This story surprised me. Since it is part of the Wayward Fighters series, I thought there would be a lot of physicality in it and action. Well, there is plenty of action in the bedroom, lol. It's a sexy story!  But it's also a thoughtful one. There's a great deal of reflection on the characters' parts as they struggle with their own problems and try to help each other.    
    Some people are their own worst enemy. That's certainly true of Spencer. His gambling addiction led to the injury of his best friend and his own stint in rehab. Olivia has tried to visit him there every week, but he's always turned her away. When his time in rehab is up, he has nowhere to go and ends up on Liv's doorstep.
    Liv loves him but wonders if she can get through to him. She has her own demons to fight and her own addiction to battle, which is revealed later in the story. Both characters struggle with unhappy pasts, but while Liv is trying to better herself, it seems that Spencer is content to wallow in self-pity and a sense of worthlessness.
    I didn't much care for Spencer at first, but that turned around when Liv's problem is revealed. Though he has trouble being strong for himself, he is a rock when it turns out she needs him. Though both these characters are flawed, I loved the way they stood strong for each other. Spencer is determined to help Olivia through her hard times, just as she tried to help him. I was glad that the author stressed the importance of therapy when dealing with different types of addictions. Support is extremely important--it's very difficult for a person to "tough it out" on his own. Spencer and Liv rely on that support not just for their individual problems, but to work out the kinks in their relationship as well.
    This is the third book of a series, and though I haven't read the first two, I had no trouble following the action. I gather than Spencer was something of an unsympathetic character in the earlier books. JC Valentine did a good job of showing what made him tick and bringing out his humanity.

    I liked this book and recommend it for anyone who enjoys angsty, thoughtful reads featuring complex characters.  

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KNOCKOUT (FREE!)

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Publication Date: April 6, 2014 
Genres: Contemporary, Romance 
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From the wrong side of the tracks... Alyson Blake had learned early on that the only one she could depend on was herself. The only light in her life was a boy whom everyone agreed was destined for prison; but with his first kiss, he had set her soul on fire. Since the day the police dragged him away in handcuffs, she had managed to lead a quiet life, but when she attends an event fraught with mayhem, trouble resurfaces. 
The one person she can’t forget... Jamison Weston is the kind of guy dads load their shotguns for; endowed with a hot temper and a rap sheet as long as both tattooed arms. Known as “The Judge,” Jami’s hot temper, lethal fists, and cocky attitude have earned him respect and admiration both in and out of the ring. But just when he thinks he’s pummeled his past to death, Alyson Blake reenters his life. 
Two paths collide… After years of separation, Alyson is eager to reexplore the man who’s never left her thoughts, but for Jamison, she’s both the distraction he wants, but doesn’t need. As the two embark on a relationship that neither of them expected or bargained for, an outside threat closes in. When Alyson crosses the line of professionalism and takes her work home with her, her life is put in danger, leaving Jamison with no choice but to once again step in and become her protector.
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TAPOUT (99c!)

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Publication Date: July 8, 2014 
Genres: Contemporary, Romance 
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Synopsis: History brought them together. Circumstances may keep them apart.
Alyson Blake’s past left her with scars. Scars that she tried to fix the only way she knew how—by helping others. But actions have consequences, and Alyson is about to find out that being naïve is no excuse. Fighting is Jamison Weston’s passion. Alyson is his obsession. Despite the past and a few lingering concerns, their relationship is as solid as ever. Until a shocking lie is uncovered and all of his plans begin to unravel. Now, Jami is rushing to pick up the pieces, but as relationships are put to the test, will he be strong enough to keep it together, or will it all just fall apart?
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About J.C. Valentine


USA Today Bestselling author J.C. Valentine is the alter-ego of Brandi Salazar, whose enjoyment of tales of romance spurred her to branch out and create her own.
She lives in the Northwest with her husband, their wild children, and far too many pets. As a university student, she studies literature, which goes well with her dream of becoming an editor. Brandi entertains a number of hobbies including reading and photography, but her first love is writing fiction-in all its forms.
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Exclusive #excerpt! Above the Law by Danica St. Como #gayromance #menage

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I'm happy and proud to announce that Danica St. Como, my pal and fellow Diva, has a re-release today of the fourth book in her Men of Sanctuary series, Above the Law! This book was previously published by a now-defunct publisher, but Loose Id was smart enough to snatch up this awesome series, five of which have now been re-released, with two *brand new* titles still to come!

When is a ménage not really a ménage?

Officer Abigail O’Connell, Maine Game Warden, and Glennon Garrett, GMG security and surveillance expert, get hot for each other while on protection detail at Sanctuary lodge. After the crisis is resolved, there’s no reason to remain hands off. Hot sex commences, even with Glennon’s shattered leg in a cast and fractured arm in a sling.

When handsome Deputy Joe Collins uses the house key Abigail gave him, he unintentionally observes the couple naked in Abigail’s bed in a compromising position—several positions, actually.

Abigail is Joe’s friend, his buddy; the rule was never hit on each other. Breaking free of her self-imposed celibacy, Abigail is suddenly enjoying hot wild sex with a buff, muscled macho dude. Joe’s difficulty arises not only with jealousy over Abigail going from sexual famine to sensual feast, but with his unexpected attraction to her partner, Glennon.

When the three get rip-roaring toasted on a straight tequila night, Jose Cuervo flies and inhibitions die. How will the two men react to each other—and to Abigail—in the harsh light of day? And who is the stalker in their midst who can reveal their most intimate secrets?


And whoopee! Here's an exclusive excerpt from Above the Law only available here from The Divas of Desire:


“Kiss me.”
Joe turned into a pillar of salt, choked out a single word.
“What?”
“Kiss me.”
He thought her bright blue eyes seemed even brighter. Maybe with emotion. Maybe with passion. Maybe with tequila.
“But, I thought you and Glennon…”
She made a pouty face, which was totally unlike her.
“Don’t think, Joe. Just kiss me.”
Damn, she must have hit the margaritas early.
He leaned forward, pecked her on the lips. Okay, that felt too weird.
She made a face. “You call that a kiss? That was pitiful. Kiss me like you mean it.”
“Abby, I don’t know if this…”
She grabbed his shirt, pulled him close. Her arms slid around his neck. “Now, kiss me, Collins. Properly.”
His hands went to her waist, held her; then he leaned into her. His mouth pressed against hers, hesitant at first. Then not so hesitant. Her lips were warm, soft, flavored like tequila with a touch of sea salt. The tip of her tongue swept the inside of his lips, and he couldn’t hold back the groan.
Joe’s body reacted straightaway with urgent need, without waiting for any direction from his brain. His sex immediately grew rigid behind his zipper, and he pushed his hips against her. Oh, hell. His heart sank. This is not supposed to happen.
“Oh, God, Abby, I didn’t intend…”
She slid her hand down his torso until she reached his groin, then outlined the bulge in his jeans with her fingertips.
“I did.”
“But why now?”
“Because it’s time, Joe. It’s long past time.”
He groaned again, ran his hands down her firm back, over her slender hips. “Abby, you’re so freakin’ awesome.”
“Yes, she is.”
Joe spun around like a little boy caught doing something naughty behind the barn.
Glennon leaned, tall and lazy, against the kitchen door frame, no sign of the shoulder sling. “Don’t stop on my account.”
“Oh man, I’m sorry…” Okay, one rock and one hard place, coming up.
Abigail pulled Joe close again. “You’re sorry you kissed me?”
“No, of course not. But you and…” He motioned toward Glennon.
The pouty face made another appearance.
“I choose my friends. And you are my friend. My very…close…friend.” She leaned closer, her mouth touching his; then she kissed him. Deeply.
Later, he’d blame it on the tequila, but, at the moment, he couldn’t prevent his body from responding to hers. He closed his eyes, kissed her firmly. His cock wanted in. Now.
He took a deep breath, had all good intentions of stopping the insanity before it was too late. “Abby—”
“Shh.”
When Joe opened his eyes, Glennon had moved closer, stood next to them. He ignored Joe, as only a mature alpha could do to a younger male. Joe sensed the aura of dominance. His pulse tripped into overtime at the man’s nearness; he could feel the sensation of sexual vibrations against his skin.

Firmly, almost roughly, the big man pulled Abigail close but kept her body sandwiched between Joe and him. Glennon’s long arms displaced Joe’s. He wrapped them around her, then crossed his hands below her belly. He pulled her tightly against his groin.

Whew! And they're only getting started, folks. Thanks, Danica, for the tidbit. Friends, Above the Law is now available from Loose Id and will be available at other book retailers very soon!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Book Blitz: Carnal Risk @KymGrosso #erotic #contemporary @IndieSagePR

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Publication Date: June 2, 2015 
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, Suspense

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Powerful CEO, Garrett Emerson’s, life and corporation are built on a foundation of risk taking and top secret priorities. He works hard, but plays even harder. When tragedy strikes, the charismatic and sexy billionaire takes the gamble of his life by bringing a beautiful consultant into his inner sanctum, exposing her to his exclusive society of extreme athletes who are adventurous both in business and pleasure. Inexplicably drawn to the intriguing woman, Garrett teaches her to face her fears, bringing them both to new levels of ecstasy.

Selby Reynolds, a high profile technology specialist, reluctantly accepts an engagement at Emerson Industries. Discovering secrets and uncovering clues to a murder, she’s swept into Garrett's dangerous but seductive life of luxury. Captivated by the world renowned capitalist and adventurer, she’s convinced he could crush her heart. As he pushes her sexual limits and their erotic play intensifies, Selby finds it impossible to resist the one man who turns her darkest fantasies into a reality. When Selby’s life is threatened by a killer, carnal lessons of trust are put to the test, forcing them to choose who is friend and who is foe. Can Selby give her heart to a man who revels in the excitement of flirting with death? Will they prevail against an enemy who threatens to tear apart Garrett’s world, including the fragile connection with the woman he seeks to claim as his own?
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About Kym Grosso

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Kym Grosso is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of the erotic paranormal romance series, The Immortals of New Orleans. The series currently includes Kade’s Dark Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1), Luca’s Magic Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 2), Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 3) , Logan’s Acadian Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 4), Léopold’s Wicked Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 5) and Dimitri (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 6). In addition to romance, Kym has written and published several articles about autism, and is passionate about autism advocacy. She also is a contributing essay author in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum. Kym lives with her husband, two children, dog and cat. Her hobbies include autism advocacy, reading, tennis, zumba, traveling and spending time with her husband and children. New Orleans, with its rich culture, history and unique cuisine, is one of her favorite places to visit. Also, she loves traveling just about anywhere that has a beach or snow-covered mountains. On any given night, when not writing her own books, Kym can be found reading her Kindle, which is filled with hundreds of romances.

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