Tuesday, January 26, 2021

RELEASE BLITZ - Filthy Rich Prince by Lynn Raye Harris




Title: Filthy Rich Prince
Series: Filthy Rich Billionaires #2
Author: Lynn Raye Harris
Genre: Billionaire Romance
Release Date: January 26, 2021

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He’s rich, ruthless, and royal. He will make her his wife… 

Single mother Lily Morgan knows what it’s like to struggle. Not a day goes by that she doesn’t work hard to survive. But when she’s thrown in jail in a foreign country, she has no idea she’s about to come face to face with the prince who took her virginity and left her pregnant two years ago. 

Nico Cavelli might’ve released Lily from his dungeon, but he’s not letting her go. She stole his son and heir, and he can’t forgive that. He’ll make her his princess - and he’ll make her pay for keeping his child a secret. 

What he will never do is show her any mercy. 

Or fall in love with her… 

NOTE: This is a Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella romance with an alphahole hero who is transformed by love in the end. If you don’t like angsty reads with dramatic conflict, best keep scrolling! There will be some bad decisions. There will be bossiness. And there will be groveling by the end. You were warned. 

*This book originally published by Harlequin as Cavelli’s Lost Heir. It has been revised and expanded with new scenes and characters. If you read the original and enjoyed it, you don’t need to purchase this one. But if you want an expanded story, then this is the book for you. And if you’ve never read it, then you definitely don’t want to miss it! Rich and royal, reunion, forced marriage, secret baby romance!


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EXCERPT
“What did you do?” 
His self-satisfied smile did nothing to ease her tension. “Five million dollars is a lot of money, no? Do you think your friend will turn this down for you?” 
Black spots swam before her eyes, but Lily refused to buckle. “My God…” 
Si, it is not likely, is it?” He moved closer, shadowing her like the predator he was, impossibly male and utterly beautiful in spite of the hatred she felt for him in that moment. “She will not turn it down, Liliana. Shall I tell you why?” 
When she didn’t reply, he continued. “Carla has a boyfriend with a little problem. He likes the game tables in New Orleans a bit too much, yes? He has taken much from her in the last three years. Her savings are gone, her house leveraged in excess of its current value. This money represents a new life, cara mia. She will not say no.” 
Lily blinked up at him. She knew she was defeated. Carla hadn’t told her the extent of Alan’s problems, but Lily had known that it worried her. Carla was almost as bad as Lily’s mother when it came to her slavish devotion to a man who cared more for himself than for her. 
Nico’s fingers stroked down her cheek, impossibly tender when compared with his actions. She shuddered in spite of her vow not to react. “What do you plan to do with my baby?” 
His eyes hardened, his hand dropping away. “Our baby, Liliana.” 
Lily faced him squarely, ready to do battle, heartsick and heartbroken all at once. “You can’t buy me off too, Nico. I will never leave Danny with you willingly.” 
“Clearly not,” he said, his voice deepening with anger. “But you will not need to do so.” 
Lily gaped at him. “My God, you are unbelievable. How do you think your wife-to-be is going to feel about me and Danny, huh?” 
“Why don’t you ask her yourself?” 
“What? Are you insane?” 
Nico grabbed her by the arm and propelled her toward the opposite wall, her puny resistance not slowing him in the least. He approached a door, and for one crazy minute she thought it was a bedroom and there was a woman inside. He would throw open the door and there she would be, the Princess Antonella Romanelli of Monteverde, a black-haired grey-eyed beauty, sprawled across silk sheets and pouting prettily because her lover was taking too long to get the baby mama under control. 
Abruptly, they slammed to a halt, Nico pivoting behind her, the full length of his body pressing into her. She tried to jerk away, but he gripped her chin, more gently than she expected, and forced her head to face forward into the mirror. 
Lily gasped. “Is this a joke?” 
She stared at her reflection—their reflection. The darkness of his fingers against her skin, her hair wild and tumbling around her shoulders in a silky mess. Her pink cotton shirt was stained over her left shoulder, and her eyes, though tired, gleamed with fury. Nico, in contrast, was cool and unruffled. If not for his quickened heartbeat against her, she’d almost think him bored. 
But no, there it was, that flash of something in his eyes, in the set of his jaw, that spoke volumes without a sound being uttered. 
“No joke, Liliana. I have broken a long sought after treaty between my country and Monteverde, not to mention embarrassed my father and our allies, so that I can do what should have been done the instant you conceived my child.” 
“I-I don’t understand,” she whispered, searching his face in the mirror, her heart slamming into her ribs. 
“Of course you do,” he replied, dipping his head until his lips almost grazed the shell of her ear. Almost, but not quite. 
“You, Miss Lily Morgan, are about to become the Crown Princess, my consort, and the mother of my children.”


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Lynn Raye Harris is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the HOSTILE OPERATIONS TEAM SERIES of military romances as well as 20 books for Harlequin Presents. A former finalist for the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Award and the National Readers Choice Award, Lynn lives in Alabama with her handsome former-military husband, two crazy cats, and one spoiled American Saddlebred horse. Lynn's books have been called "exceptional and emotional," "intense," and "sizzling." Lynn's books have sold over 3 million copies worldwide.

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RELEASE BLITZ - Lunatic by K.L. Savage



Title: Lunatic
Series: Ruthless Asylum #1
Author: K.L. Savage
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 26, 2021

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Mania: A mental illness consisting of episodes of profound excitement, euphoria, delusions, and over-activity. 

I deal with highs and lows, but somehow, I end up making the best of it.
My family disowned me, but family is the reason why I’m in Vegas.
Even with my inability to think straight, I end up being in charge of a bunch of runaway mental patients. 
Control doesn’t exist if someone is fighting their mind. We have to break in order to mend.
Constantly.
Hence, The Asylum.
A sanctuary for lost causes.
Where crazy can roam free, and compulsions can be let loose.
My nephew says as long as it stays at The Asylum, we won’t have problems.
What fun would it be if problems didn’t exist? 

And my problem is in the shape of a dancer, twirling on the front lawn in the middle of the night.
Her laughter is music.
Her beauty is timeless.
And my mania has kicked in overdrive.
When I’m obsessed with something, it’s more than what the normal person feels.
If I can’t have her, no one can.
If I can’t have her, I’ll die.
And I’ll make sure she’ll die too.
I’m a lunatic who has found the living breathing version of his mania.


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EXCERPT
I lean back on my elbows and stare up at the sky. The stars twinkle and blink, and the endless abyss is a blanket of black, with slight hues of dark blue. The open space that allows me to see the countless constellations has me a little more mesmerized than I ought to be. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to see something that hasn’t been blocked by bars on the outside of a window. 
I’ll never take anything beautiful for granted. 
“It’s such a gorgeous night!” a sweet, harmonic voice says from out of nowhere. 
I sit up and glance around, staring back and forth to see if I can spot who the voice belongs to. I don’t see a damn thing. “Shit, maybe Reaper is right. I don’t need to be drinking right now.” I set the beer down and rub my eyes, fucking exhausted. It’s hard to sleep when my mind is always on, constantly with the thoughts, and battling the urge to not fucking lose it. 
A giggle from my left wakes me up. I stand and run down the steps, wondering where the hell it is coming from. 
“So much space!” The angelic tone is a song filtering through the exhaustion. 
She’s getting closer now. It’s cold out here, and dark. What if she’s lost? She’ll need help. I spin around again, staring over the outline of the cactuses, but then the scuff and grind of sand sounds from behind me. I turn, holding my breath when the faint glow of the porch light illuminates against platinum blonde hair. Her arms are above her head, and she’s smiling as if she isn’t in forty-degree weather wearing a black dress that blends in with the night. Her skin is the color of cream, the kind someone puts in their coffee. 
I’m enamored. 
I stand there, staring at the most beautiful creature I’ve ever seen, watching her spin and dip like she’s a ballerina. Her movements are smooth and effortless, like waves in the sea, flowing in constant sets of perfection. One arm reaches out, like she’s stretching to touch an object that has her attention, and damn it, I wish it was me. Her back leg lifts and her dress dips low in the back and the material in the front falls over the leg on the ground. 
My thoughts start to race, imagining her in my arms in bed, kissing her plump lips that are red from the cold air of the night, grabbing her tits that bounce with every graceful move she makes, and wanting her to be mine. 
Only mine. 
It’s dangerous when a man like me wants so deeply because I don’t have the ability to let go. 
And I know if she were to ever be mine, I wouldn’t allow her to let go. 
I’d take her will. 
I’d take her freedom. 
I’d take. 
Until all there was in her world was me. All she could ever want is me.


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K.L. Savage decided they were tired of looking for the kind of books they wanted to read. They had an itch that needed to be scratched, and as every girl knows, nothing scratches better than an alpha.

They write about gritty, alpha males, sometimes their dark sides, and the women they love.

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RELEASE BLITZ - The Traveler: Chimera Rising by Shannon Nemechek




Title: The Traveler: Chimera Rising
Series: The Book of Eleanor #3
Author: Shannon Nemechek
Genre: Romantic Fantasy/Time Travel Romance
Release Date: January 26, 2021

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An ancient curse has plagued the Stewart witches for centuries. Only one witch can break the curse, A prophecy foretold of her arrival-the last Stewart witch but an ancient foe is determined to stop her. 

Picking up where Chimera Revolution ended but our heroes don’t stay in 1692 for long. Surrounded by flames they are rescued by Merlin and transported to the sixth century. Tempting fate, they are on a mission to change Mordred's destiny, with Merlin by their side they set out to rescue King Arthur’s daughter Gyneth from Saxon raiders and kidnappers all in hopes it will change their own. 

King Arthur is under a spell, cast by Morgana’s sister—The lady of the Lake. The lives of all of Camelot are in peril unless our heroes can break the spell and save Gyneth from the Saxons if they fail, all may be lost for Camelot and for Mordred. 

Now plunged into the midst of a battle between the good that is Camelot and the evil that is The Lady of the Lake and her forces of darkness—once a white witch, Nineve is now a servant to the dark. 

Can they save Mordred from a fate already written in prophecy or will the darkness win?



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EXCERPT
Unedited & NSFW 

Katie smiled and pressed her forefinger to her lips, “shhh.” She whispered, pulling him under a tree behind a small snowbank. She waved her hand, and a red blanket appeared on the ground, and a small fire crackled in front of them. “Oh, home away from home.” She said, slipping off her cloak. 

“It’s warm here. Can you feel it?” She asked. 

“How?” He smiled before slipping off his cloak and laying it on top of hers. 

“Magic, my dear husband. We are quite alone too. I have placed a barrier—no one can see us, and no one can enter. We will be quite warm here, and we can do whatever we want.” Snapping her fingers, a seat appeared, and she sat on it, patting the space next to her. 

“Come sit.” 

Colm obliged, and they began to relax. They noticed from their vantage point that the Saxon party had shown up; Lancelot, Merlin, and Arthur showed them into the monastery. “Well, they will be inside for a while, and that gives us time alone together.” 

Katie turned in the seat, her back now facing Colm so he could help unlace her corset and untie her skirts. She stood, letting the skirt fall to the ground, and Colm smoothed his hands up her body as he stood up, cupped her breasts in his hands; he leaned in, kissing her passionately, then kissed a trail down her neck to her shoulder, sending tiny goosebumps to her core. Katie tugged at his shirt and pulled it over his head. 

“Are you sure no one can see?” He asked, glancing around them. 

She guided his head back toward her with the tips of her fingers. “I’m sure, my darling. Forget all and concentrate on making love to your wife.” She took his lips with hers and whispered, “We can stop if you want to, Colm. I’ll not force you.” She grinned. 

Colm held her tighter “That could never happen.” 

He kissed her deeper as his hands found all the right spots. Their heated passion was quickly interrupted by the sound of an explosion that shook the area. The two froze, and Katie snapped her fingers. 

They were immediately clothed and running toward the blast. Within seconds they stood next to Merlin and face-to-face with the Lady of the Lake.


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Shannon is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over 18 novels and novellas. 
Shannon is a multi-genre author who writes, Military, Contemporary, Historical Romance and is working on her first Fantasy series. 
Shannon started her writing career while still serving in the US Army. 
Shannon grew up in Macomb, IL where she graduated from High School in 1987 and soon after joined the US Army. Shannon served from 1987 to 2015 during Operation Desert Storm and during Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. 
In April 2015 Shannon retired from the US Army with 23 years of service as a Unit Supply Sergeant. She is a mother of 4 children and a grandma to 2 beautiful Granddaughters. She has been married 26 years to her husband, Ken. They reside in Staunton, IL a small town along Old Route 66.

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Monday, January 25, 2021

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


 

Welcome to It's Monday! is a weekly event hosted by Book Date to share with others what you've read the past week and are planning to read the next.

A new week, and a new pile of books to read. 

Read last week
The Duke & I by Julia Quinn almost done with this one. 
Rest of the week
I need to find a comic to start off the new year and manga. 

What's on your reading list this week? 

RELEASE BLITZ - Opulent Obsession by Stasia Black & Alta Hensley




Title: Opulent Obsession
Series: Breaking Belles #3
Authors: Stasia Black & Alta Hensley
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 25, 2021
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I’m an imposter, a fraud, unwanted… but that won’t stop me from claiming her. 
She is part of a tortured past I’d rather forget. 
A flesh and blood ghost here to haunt me for my sins. 

I will never forgive myself for living when my brother died. 
As a penance, I’m forced to live his life. 
To claim what should have been his birthright. 

Soon, I will join the most powerful men in the world as a member of The Order of the Silver Ghost. 
A secret society which feeds on the weaknesses of others, glorifying in their own dominance and wealth. 

Into this opulent nightmare of my own making, she reappears. 
I am consumed by her, just as I had once been in our past. 
And no matter how hard I fight against the passion that is trapped inside, she manages to haunt me more than my dead brother ever did. 
She will be both my salvation… and my damnation.



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STASIA BLACK
STASIA BLACK grew up in Texas, recently spent a freezing five-year stint in Minnesota, and now is happily planted in sunny California, which she will never, ever leave.
She loves writing, reading, listening to podcasts, and has recently taken up biking after a twenty-year sabbatical (and has the bumps and bruises to prove it). She lives with her own personal cheerleader, aka, her handsome husband, and their teenage son. Wow. Typing that makes her feel old. And writing about herself in the third person makes her feel a little like a nutjob, but ahem! Where were we?
Stasia’s drawn to romantic stories that don’t take the easy way out. She wants to see beneath people’s veneer and poke into their dark places, their twisted motives, and their deepest desires. Basically, she wants to create characters that make readers alternately laugh, cry ugly tears, want to toss their kindles across the room, and then declare they have a new FBB (forever book boyfriend).

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RELEASE BLITZ - Confessions of a Jealous Jerk by Chelsea McDonald




Title: Confessions of a Jealous Jerk
Series: Frat House Confessions #1
Author: Chelsea McDonald
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 24, 2021

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Confessions of a Jealous Jerk is instalment 1 of the Frat House Confessions, a 12 part series releasing in 2021.

Hayley Jessup.
I’ve been waiting for a hero, a knight in shining armor, to show up in my life. When it turns out that I’ve kissed yet another frog I feel helpless, pathetic and ready to put away my glass slippers. As it turns out, the dating game is a lot harder in real life than it is in the movies. Heartbroken with nowhere to turn, I run right into the arms of one of the only people I trust.

Corbin McKenna.
It’s late one night when Hayley Jessup, my best friend’s little sister, shows up on my doorstep looking for her brother. Given the late hour and the tears streaming down her face, my heart trips over itself while my hands fist angrily in my pockets. With her brother preoccupied, I welcome Hayley with open arms and a place to crash. There’s so much I want to know, want to say but if I crossed that line, there would be no going back. 


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Chelsea McDonald was born and raised in Australia. Having travelled all over the world, she currently resides in England with her partner, two step-children and grandchild and Akita pups. 

She enjoys writing, reading, travelling and listening to old school rock & roll. Chelsea currently works full-time as a romance author and part-time as a swag maker. In-between she can be found cuddling with her rescue Akita or wrestling with her Akita puppy. 

Having been writing for years, it was only in 2017 that she set out to finish and publish her first story. In 2018, Chelsea’s debut novel Lunar Accord was released. With many story ideas floating around inside her head, look forward to all that she’s going to unleash on the book world.

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RELEASE BLITZ - Matteo by Cala Riley




Title: Matteo
Series: The Syndicates #1
Author: Cala Riley
Genre: Mafia Romance
Release Date: January 25, 2021

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Vanessa 
I wasn’t supposed to be here. Kidnapped by a stranger and forced to live in his home. So why am I drawn to my captor? Secrets from my past threaten not only myself, but now him. Do I trust the man who kidnapped me or get the hell out of dodge? 

Matteo 
I’ve always done the right thing. Making decisions for myself that were more for the benefit for others. Until I meet her. What started as a good deed may turn into a kidnapping before I know it. She is the first thing I’ve ever wanted for myself. The question is, will I be able to keep her? 


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Cala Riley, better known as Cala and Riley, are a pair of friends with a deep seated love of books and writing. Both Cala and Riley are happily married and each have children, Cala with the four-legged kind while Riley has a mixture of both two-legged and four. While they live apart, that does not affect their connection. They are the true definition of family. What started as an idea that quickly turned into a full-length book and a bond that will never end.