Monday, May 20, 2019

Cover Love

I thought this would be a fun random post to share when I happen across a cover that captures my attention, as well as some of my favorite covers.
I love book covers and thought this would be a perfect way to share my love of them with others.
This is a random post so it could be multiple times a week or weeks in between it will be based on the book covers I encounter. 

I'm in love with the colors on this cover. 


Mermaids Song by 
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Synopsis


I live a double life—and it’s about to tangle me in its net.
I'm Marra Ayers, a mermaid pretending to be human. Or at least, I was. It's over now that my uncle died, making my dad the new king of Valora. My parents are dragging me away from the life I love to our undersea kingdom. And to make matters worse, everybody hates us.
My parents send me straight to the Dark Sea Academy, where the building is creepy and the students are worse. The dean pairs me with a student to show me the ropes.
I get stuck with Bash, who’s one wrong move from being expelled, and showing me around is his latest punishment. He’s as gorgeous as he is arrogant. And an incredible guitarist, as it turns out. Not that it matters. We can’t stand each other, and when my orientation is over, we'll go our separate ways. Good riddance.
Whispers and glares greet me at every turn, and the most popular girl has it out for me. My first night, she tries to kill me. Then, bloodied and bruised, I run into Bash. And this time, he actually seems to care...
He keeps looking at me with concern in his eyes while giving me this crooked smirk. Kind of makes me forget how irritating he is. Almost makes me forget all my problems.
But I can’t let myself get side-tracked by him. I won’t.
If I’m to survive the academy, I need to focus on staying alive. Unfortunately, that means relying on Bash—and he’s a distraction that could very well cost me everything.

Mermaid's Song is the start of a young adult paranormal academy series that features gripping supernatural drama, surprising twists, dynamic characters, page-turning suspense, heart-pounding action, and angsty romance. It's written by Stacy Claflin, a two-time USA Today bestselling author.
This is a tale for all ages – as long as you have an imagination and love surprises! Pre-order it today to be the first to start this series.
While you're waiting for the book to go live, Stacy has more than 30 other books in the genre you can read. Take your pick from:
Valhalla's Curse series
Curse of the Moon series
The Transformed series
Several standalone stories

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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.

Read last week 
Still trying to get back into my reading groove. 

Currently reading... 


Magical Creatures Academy by Lucia Ashta almost finished with this one. 

Up Next 

Rest of the week

Not sure yet. 

What's on your reading list this week? 

RELEASE BLITZ - The Difference by Kaylee Ryan




Title: The Difference
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: May 20, 2019
Blurb
I’ve kissed a lot of frogs, just to be covered in warts.  I’ve been lied to, cheated on, and used more times than I can count.  I don’t have it in me to keep going.  I need a break from it all.  I need time for the wounds to heal, and the scars to fade. 

Wouldn’t you know it’s my luck, to meet a gorgeous man, after declaring my self-imposed break? He’s charming, sexy, and determined to change my mind.


I wasn’t looking for her, but when I overheard her conversation, I had to add my two cents. Within minutes of talking to her, I knew she was unlike anyone I’d ever met.  Bruised from past relationships, she’s built a fort around her heart. Doesn’t she know the prince always rescues the princess?

I think about her all the time.  The more I’m around her, the more I want to be.  I’ve made my choice.  It’s her. Now, all I have to do is prove to her that I’m the difference.


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AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited

Author Bio

Kaylee Ryan is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.  When she’s not spinning tales of happily ever after, she’s reading or spending time with family.  Born and raised an Ohio girl, Kaylee resides in Cincinnati with her husband and their son.

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RELEASE BLITZ - Mind the Line by Jennifer Domenico




Title: Mind the Line
Author: Jennifer Domenico
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 20, 2019

Blurb
Don’t mix business and pleasure. Simple. Until it isn’t.

Ellis Worthington has something I need, and I refuse to be intimidated by his demanding reputation. I can barely stand him, but I need a job. I make my living tackling other people’s problems. The bigger the scandal, the more I want in—at least until I’m the center of the scandal. Now, I need Ellis and his mess to redeem myself. 

My first challenge is convincing him to take me on. The second is ignoring the relentless attraction between us. But the biggest challenge? The more time I spend with him, the more I wonder if crossing that invisible line is worth risking everything.



Purchase Links
99c for a very limited time!
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited


Author Bio

Jennifer Domenico writes contemporary and erotic romances. She loves alpha males with a soft spot, flawed characters, and strong, sassy women. Her characters usually have a side of kink and aren't afraid to demand what they want. The author doesn't apologize for that. She's a sucker for a happy ending as long as it comes with a lot of heat.


She lives in Phoenix, Arizona but is a Bostonian at heart. The way to her heart can be reached with a foreign accent, a shot of Fireball, and an unlimited supply of cupcakes.

She is also known under her alter ego, Jaelyn LaStoria, author of time travel romances, because why not.

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RELEASE BLITZ - The Assignment by S. Nelson




Title: The Assignment
Series: Massey Security Duet #1
Author: S. Nelson
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 20, 2019

Blurb
Wallowing in grief for too long can be hazardous. It’s why I allowed my brother to talk me into accepting a new client.
Our security firm needed the money, and the endorsement from a famous director could steer our company to new heights.
Then his daughter walked in, the woman I’d be assigned to, and I knew I’d made a huge mistake. 
She was a spoiled socialite who only cared about herself.
She pushed every button I had, frayed every last nerve.
I said things I wasn’t proud of.
I pushed the boundaries of propriety.
But how else was I supposed to protect her from the threats against her family when she insisted on being reckless?


Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Will be free in Kindle Unlimited from May 23
Only available at the following retailers until May 22


Author Bio


S. Nelson grew up with a love of reading and a very active imagination, never putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard until 2013.


Her passion to create was overwhelming, and within a few months she'd written her first novel, Stolen Fate. When she isn't engrossed in creating one of the many stories rattling around inside her head, she loves to read and travel as much as she can. 

She lives in the Northeast with her husband and two dogs, enjoying the ever changing seasons.

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RELEASE BOOST - Magic Love by J.W. Coast




Title: Magic Love
Series: Blood Temple #1
Author: JW Coast
Publisher: Capitol Reef Entertainment
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Release Date: May 16, 2019

Blurb
He's a skilled warlock. She's a fiery necromancer. Will their magic and chemistry be enough to stop a ruthless killer?

Warlock Mason Blood works his magic for a price. And hunting down a missing suspect connected to bomb-happy terrorists is right up his supernatural alley. But with a stunning necromancer as both protectee and love interest, keeping his mind on the job is next to impossible…

Lexy Payne knows her father isn't a murderer. But when he's implicated in a horrible crime and goes missing, she senses something mystical at work. To clear her family's name, the spirited redhead must trust a risky warlock who sparks much more than her passion…

As Mason and Lexy unearth sizzling chemistry and surprising family secrets, they crash headlong into a magical battle destined to turn deadly.

Can the warlock and the necromancer start something legendary while they stop a savage conspiracy?

Magic Love is a fast-paced paranormal romance. If you like sizzling attraction, supernatural suspense, and a race to save lives, then you’ll love J.W. Coast’s thrilling tale.

Buy Magic Love to cast a passionate spell today!


Purchase Links
99c for a limited time!
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited

Author Bio

I like to travel and read paranormal, sci-fi and other romance novels. I spend a great deal of time with my wife and three sons. I like work working and generally keeping busy in garage as much as possible. Weather permitting.

I also love to visit the national parks in the western United States and have been known to look up at the milky way and let the imagination run wild about the paranormal goings on.

If you would like to reach me please do so: jw@jwcoast.com


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COVER REVEAL - Man Fast by Krista Sandor




Title: Man Fast
Series: Bergen Brothers #1
Author: Krista Sandor
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Juliana Cabrara, Jersey Girl Designs
Release Date: June 10, 2019

Blurb

After a disastrous breakup, Abby Quinn has sworn off men.


No dating. No boyfriends. 

A complete Man Fast.

She’s starting over in Denver and landed a teaching position at a prestigious elementary school. It’s a temporary post. But if she does a good job, the position could be permanent.

She thinks she has everything under control until the city’s most notorious playboy and heir to the Bergen Mountain Sports Empire, Brennen Bergen, is assigned to volunteer in her classroom.

Too bad the last thing this womanizer wants is to be bored senseless surrounded by children.

But he’s also in a bind. 

Forced to shape up or be cut out of his family’s fortune, Brennen must prove he’s a contributing member of the community and not a liability to the business’s bottom line.

Tempers flare and sparks fly when the bad boy billionaire and the determined teacher must work together to prepare the class for a highly anticipated school competition.

Abby needs this job.

Brennen needs his family off his back.

Will an attraction between them spell trouble for Abby or will Brennen finally have met his match?

Man Fast is the first book in the Bergen Brothers Series.


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Excerpt
Heat rose to Abby's cheeks. She'd had enough. 
She plucked the tiny glue stick from Brennen's large hand and jabbed it into his chest. “One, two, three! Eyes on me!” she said, in the meanest voice she’d ever used to recite that common teachers' prompt.
The man cocked his head to the side and met her gaze.
She held the glue stick in place. “I don’t care who you are. You could be the King of Colorado.”
His lips quirked into a smirk. “Nope, that doesn’t exist.”
Anger surged through her. “You could be the Duke of Denver.”
“Still a no.”
She jabbed the glue stick a fraction harder. “Maybe you can understand this? In my classroom, I am the CEO. I am the B, O, double S, boss. And what I say goes.”
His eyes went wide, and he stared at her. It wasn’t the aloof stare he’d given her earlier. No, this look brimmed with astonishment. She could feel the heat of him. Sense every muscle in his body tensing like a predator deciding if he wanted to pounce. Inches apart, he held her gaze. The tiny glue stick, the only thing separating them. Her body zinged, and she wasn’t sure if it was from laying down the law or that if she pushed up onto her toes and he bent down, their lips would be mere millimeters apart. 


Author Bio


If there’s one thing Krista Sandor knows for sure, it’s that romance saved her. After she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2015, her world turned upside down. During those difficult first days, her dear friend sent her a romance novel. That kind gesture provided the escape she needed and ignited her love of the genre. Inspired by the strong heroines and happily ever afters, Krista decided to write her own romance series. Today, she is an MS Warrior and living life to the fullest. When she’s not writing, you can find Krista running 5Ks and chasing after her growing boys in her adopted home of Denver, Colorado.

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COVER REVEAL - BRASH by SC Daiko




Title: BRASH: An Enemies to Lovers Romance
Author: SC Daiko
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs
Release Date: June 17, 2019

Blurb
Survive a plane crash. Get marooned on a deserted island with a dirty, damaged alpha-hole. What could be worse?

Alyona

They say there’s a fine line between love and hate.
I believe it.
Brash sure lives up to his nickname.
Impetuous and rude, the billionaire hotel developer can’t possibly offer me anything but a much-needed paycheck.
Except, everything changes when our plane crashes.
Not only do we have to face the dangers of this tropical island, we must also endure our growing attraction to each other.

Brash

The spoiled, self-entitled mafia princess isn’t all she appears.
Beautiful and alluring, Alyona also possesses an innocence that calls to something long buried.
That’s risky for a man like me and a woman like her.
I’m a dirty bastard at the best of times, and this isn’t the best of times.
The perils we face are pushing us together.
And keeping things professional is no longer an option once I’m set on making her mine.
We’ve survived a plane crash, but can we survive the island with our hearts intact?


Excerpt
The current was strong and pulling us away from the wreckage. I kept my arm around Aly, lifting her face. I creased my forehead, trying to work out our flight path. Where the fuck were we?
An ice-cold shard of panic pierced the pit of my stomach. I tried to ignore it. Fucking impossible. For the first time in my life since I was a child, events had overtaken me. Were out of my control. And there wasn’t a damn thing I could do other than try and survive.
Aly moaned and I whispered, “I’m here. You’re safe.”
She shivered and I held her close to share my body heat. Not that there was much of that. I was chilled to the bone.
I looked around again.
We were surrounded by nothing but rolling waves.
Stay calm. I repeated the words to myself like a mantra.
Hours passed, it seemed, although I wasn’t sure. I felt completely disoriented.
Aly had passed out again; I kept checking her pulse. My eyelids grew heavy and I wanted to doze off, but we’d be separated.
The sound of splashing.
A pod of dolphins had arrived, eyes flickering with curiosity.
“Hey, guys,” I managed to rasp. “Come to rescue us?” I laughed at the absurdity of my question.
With a wave of their tails, they left in obvious pursuit of some lunch.
The current took us further and further away from where the plane had gone down.
More splashing.
Rhythmical this time.
I swept my gaze around again and a slow smile of relief spread across my face. I let out a whoop. The sound I’d heard was the noise of waves hitting the barrier reef to an island. I could just see it in my peripheral vision.
I kicked my feet so frantically my shoes came off. Using the arm not holding Aly, I swam hard, fighting the current that was sweeping us parallel to land.
Kick, kick, kick.
I spotted a break in the waves and managed to propel us through it into the calm waters of a lagoon.
My lungs burning, I kept swimming until my feet touched the sandy bottom.
With the last vestiges of my energy, I heaved Aly out of the water onto the shore.
I turned her onto her side and tilted her head backwards. Then, totally wrung-out, I collapsed next to her.

Author Bio
SC Daiko, aka Siobhan, is an award-winning British author of fast-paced international bestselling contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Siobhan loves to swim in the sea, travel around Europe, sample different food and enjoy local wine. She has worked in the City of London and taught languages in a Welsh high school before moving to Italy, where she now lives with her husband and two cats. Nothing makes her happier than connecting with readers and fellow authors.

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