Friday, January 29, 2021

Book Blogger Hop

 


This week's Question: 
Do you share books? If so, do you have a system of keeping track of whom you lend books to? 

Answer 

Short answer no. Long answer is I used to share all the time but it is expensive replacing books that never seem to come back. I can't tell you how many copies of Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K Hamilton over the years. I'm too nice to push to get my books back so they always seem to walk away which is so sad. So I've decided I no longer loan them out anymore plus it allows me to buy more new books when I'm not always replacing the lost or kidnapped books. 

What about you? 

RELEASE BLITZ - Until Now by Leslie Pike




Title: Until Now
A Happily Ever Alpha World Novel
Author: Leslie Pike
Publisher: Boom Factory Publishing, LLC
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 29, 2021

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Tennessee Veterinarian Dominique Grant has a problem. The man who just walked into her life doesn’t fit her well-planned vision. How many red flags can be waving at once? 
He’s geographically undesirable. 
He’s never known parenthood. 
He’s got a Harley and the swagger that goes with it. 

But not all storms come to destroy. Some come to clear a path. 

California contractor Maxen Ripley is about to discover what lies outside the comfort zone. A beautiful, smart woman has upended the familiar and now he sees a new world where he must choose a life, not settle for one. 

For Dominique and Maxen there is no room for romances that require so much effort… Until Now. 

Until Now is part of the Aurora Rose Reynolds' Happily Ever Alpha World. If you loved Until July, then you will want to read Until Now.


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

AUTHOR BIO
USA TODAY bestselling author, Leslie Pike, has loved expressing herself through the written word since she was a child. The first romance “book” she wrote was at ten years old. The scene, a California Beach. The hero, a blonde surfer. The ending, happily forever after. 

Leslie’s passion for film and screenwriting eventually led her to Texas for eight years, writing for a prime time CBS series. She’s traveled the world as part of film crews, from Africa to Israel, New York to San Francisco. Now she finds her favorite creative adventures taking place in her home, in Southern California, writing Contemporary Romance.

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ABOUT BOOM FACTORY PUBLISHING


Aurora Rose Reynolds and her husband, Sedaka Reynolds, created Boom Factory Publishing to use their experiences to expand and promote upcoming and existing indie authors. 

With over five years in the industry, and millions of books sold worldwide, we know what it takes to become a successful author and we will use this knowledge to take our authors to the next level. 

“As a successful hybrid author in this ever evolving industry, I know that you’re only as successful as the team that is promoting you!” – Aurora Rose Reynolds

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COVER REVEAL - Just a Hate Date by Mia Miller




Title: Just a Hate Date
Series: Love in Lushville #1
Author: Mia Miller
Genre: Contemporary Small Town Romance
Cover Design: Cover Me Darling
Release Date: February 24, 2021

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She’s the town’s sassy bartender. He’s the millionaire looking for an oasis of quiet. Instant passion combined with intense desire … to fight. 

Sutton Kelly moves to Lushville determined to save the last of his family. He has no intention to make deals, or buy property, or dominate local businesses. Until he meets her, and all resolutions fly out the window. 

Evan Taylor needs to save her bar while cleaning up her drama loving sisters stir up. She really doesn’t need a lust-worthy stranger stealing all her wits. 

Evan doesn’t trust Sutton one little bit, but she’s forced to work together with him while the whole town falls head over heels with this handsome charmer. 

They both stumble upon more than they bargained for. But will their intense exchanges turn into something more? 

If you like hate-to-heat stories with a lot of heart, you’ll love the first installment in this brand-new small-town series.


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AUTHOR BIO
Mia Miller writes steamy, contemporary romance books set in a fictional small town. She loves keeping in touch with her readers, so be sure to connect through your favorite social media. 

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

COVER REVEAL - Until Amy by Jessica Ames




Title: Until Amy
A Happily Ever Alpha World Novel
Author: Jessica Ames
Publisher: Boom Factory Publishing, LLC
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: RBA Designs
Release Date: February 5, 2021

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Whizz 

As a member of the Untamed Sons MC London, I have one job—to be loyal to my club. After a rat is discovered in the Tennessee chapter, I'm sent overseas to try to hunt him down. I didn't expect to find Amy. I don't deserve a woman like her, not when I have my own demons from my time in the Army, but I want her. 

Amy 

Falling for a dangerous biker was never part of my plan, but I can't let go of Whizz. I don't care that my family doesn't approve or that everyone I know keeps warning me to stay away from the outlaw. He's mine and I'm not walking away, but that might not be my choice. When my life is threatened the only person who can save me is Whizz and the Untamed Sons. 

Until Amy is part of Aurora Rose Reynolds' Happily Ever Alpha World. If you loved Until Harmony, then you will want to read Until Amy.


AUTHOR BIO

Jessica Ames resides in a small market town in the Midlands, England. She lives with her crazy terrier and when she's not writing romance books, she's playing with crochet hooks!


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ABOUT BOOM FACTORY PUBLISHING


Aurora Rose Reynolds and her husband, Sedaka Reynolds, created Boom Factory Publishing to use their experiences to expand and promote upcoming and existing indie authors. 

With over five years in the industry, and millions of books sold worldwide, we know what it takes to become a successful author and we will use this knowledge to take our authors to the next level. 

“As a successful hybrid author in this ever evolving industry, I know that you’re only as successful as the team that is promoting you!” – Aurora Rose Reynolds

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RELEASE BLITZ - Unraveled by Alexia Chase




Title: Unraveled
An Everyday Heroes World Novel
Author: Alexia Chase
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 28, 2021

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Alexia Chase’s Unraveled is a fast-paced, emotionally charged, sexy, contemporary romance written in K. Bromberg’s Everyday Heroes Worlds project. 

Can a man who’s been burned find love with a woman who’s full of sunshine and happily ever afters? 

Kameron Willoughby 

His mom walked out the door when he was twelve and never looked back. That was Kameron’s first taste of a woman letting him down, but certainly not the last. 
Over the years, he’s caught his high school girlfriend with his best friend. And his last girlfriend used him to humiliate another woman. To say he’s bitter and looking to lick his wounds is an understatement. 
When his cousin offers him a place to stay in Sunnyville, he jumps at the chance. Little did he know, he’d meet Little Miss Sunshine herself. 

Layla Malone

She’s looking for Mr. Right, and he has some big shoes to fill. The men in her family have loyal hearts and a helping spirit. The biggest complaint people have about her is that she’s always rushing off to rescue someone. Why’s that such a bad thing?

The first time she meets Kameron, she’s wrangling ducklings when one accidently falls into a rainwater drain.

 

Kameron couldn’t be farther from what she’s looking for. He’s grumpy, doesn’t like animals, and thinks she’s a do-gooder. Every time they meet, she’s jumping headfirst into helping someone, and he’s lecturing her on taking unnecessary risks.

What happens when two people, who have nothing in common, keep getting thrown together?

 

One thing that’s soon apparent – they have an undeniable scorching chemistry that has them both unraveling.

 

Will they stay enemies? Do they have more in common than they think?

 

Can Layla show Kameron that there’s light after the darkness? Or will Kameron destroy Layla’s belief that life is sunshine and rainbows?

 

This story is filled with breaking preconceived notions, resolving miscommunications, learning to appreciate your past, and healing old wounds.

 

There’s also some duck wrangling, cat rescuing, sexy firefighting, and an eighty-year-old man’s rushed delivery to a nursing home before his erectile dysfunction medication wears off.

 

Are you ready to enjoy the next Everyday Hero? Kameron’s one Grumpalicious fireman.



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


EXCERPT
Layla 
Between Gertrude and I, we manage to corral three of the baby ducks into the park as several customers file out of the cafĂ© to cheer me on. 
I lean down and swoosh my arms in the air as another puffball waddles toward the yellow center line. “Oh, no, you don’t.” 
At my exaggerated movements, the duckling shots into the grass like a fox is hot on his tail feathers. “Good job, little one.” 
By now, cars on both sides of the road have come to a complete stop. Mayor Winston steps out of his Cadillac. He leans against the door with his arm resting over the top edge. “Beautiful day, isn’t it?” 
I swipe a strand of hair out of my eyes, but it continues to swirl. “Yes, it is.” 
He chuckles as Gertrude darts to the side of the road and frantically quacks at a duckling that has wandered down the cement gutter. “She sure has her hands full with this batch. I don’t think they’re going to make it.” 
“You and me both,” I sigh in utter frustration. There’s no time to make idle conversation. I jog to catch up with them before another unsuspecting driver ends up running over the little family. 
Not that there’s anywhere for vehicles to go. The road to the south is blocked by the Mayor and a couple other drivers who’ve stopped to chat with him. And from the north, a large 4x4 is angled sideways to block traffic. 
I squint. Who’s that? I don’t recognize the vehicle. Before I can catch a glimpse of the driver, the pipsqueak on the loose slips between the rails of the drain grate and disappears. 
“Oh, shit.” My heart skips a beat. I run to the covered trench and stare inside with my co-parent quacking and fluttering her head from side to side. How am I going to get you out of there? 
“What are you doing?” A deep voice booms from behind me. 
My mouth drops, and I pivot on my heel. Holy hotness, Batman. The man, who has apparently emerged from a monster truck with dual tailpipes, strides across the pavement. 
The muscles in his shoulders and neck ripple with each movement. When did superheroes start wearing low-hung jeans and wifebeaters? I swallow over the dry ball of lust in my throat and straighten my back. “Gertrude’s baby duckling fell into the drain.” 
He yanks the sunglasses off his face, and the darkest pair of brown eyes stare at me in utter disbelief. Then, he glances in all directions. “And that warrants this mess?” 
I jerk backward. “What mess?” 
“This.” As he waves his hand in a circle in front of him, his eyes flash with contempt. “You’re holding up traffic. All the lookie-loos are out gawking. And the Mayor’s over there holding an impromptu press conference.” 
I spin around to see Mayor Winston grinning from ear to ear as he uses his hands to talk. Tracie Atherton and Max Parson have their cellphones up as they appear to be recording his conversation. Welcome to Sunnyville, California. 
“Then, move on.” I shrug. “It doesn’t have to be your business.” 
The man purses his lips. “Yes, it does. We received a call at the fire department, and I’m the lucky one who got the assignment.”


AUTHOR BIO

My name is Alexia Chase. 

I specialize in quick, dirty, and sweet short stories and novellas with some novels for your reading pleasure. I write for busy working mothers who admire and acquire books that provide the full escape of a novel but don’t have a lot of time. 

More importantly, I offer insta-love, smutty sex, and swoon-worthy moments that will leave you with a flushed face and a giddy smile. Quick – pray no one is watching and wondering what in the hell is wrong with you because no one else looks that happy. 

People who have read my books have the following to say: 
“This insta-love story is extremely funny, a quick read and just filled with so much good and filthy stuff. I cannot recommend this book enough to anyone that likes Alexia Chase or is just thinking about picking one of her books up for the first time. Just make sure you are reading this where you can laugh out loud and get a crimson face when you read the erotic sex scenes.” LF Books 
“I’ve read a lot of books written by Alexia Chase; she has done a great job at writing another good short story; she is one of my favorite authors. I can’t wait to read more of her books.” Jeanne Richardson 
My writing gives busy women that sixty-minute escape they need when they can’t afford a trip to the Caribbean with their secret lover, Dimitri. 
My Soul Sisters don’t even have time to get away from the kids to take a shower. 

Quick. Dirty. Sweet.

RELEASE BLITZ - Captured by S. Nelson




Title: Captured
An Everyday Heroes World Novel
Author: S. Nelson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 28, 2021

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To say I survived the unimaginable isn’t exactly accurate, because I didn’t. 
I’m alive. 
But I’m not living. 
I’m existing, clawing my way from one day to the next. 
My only saving grace is my job as a police officer, and it’s during a routine traffic stop one evening when the threads of my isolated existence begin to unravel. 
One glance from Quinn Harris and I feel like I’m dreaming. And the more chance brings us together, the more I’m powerless to stop the uneasy feeling that I’m losing control. 
She stirs up thoughts of something new and unexpected—of a life I’m no longer prepared to handle. 

*** 

I’m done with men. 
I trusted my ex and he broke my heart. 
But life doesn’t seem to want to follow my plan, which is evident the moment I meet Nolan Bennett. 
He doesn’t score high on first impressions. In fact, he is downright rude. 
But as we continue to run into each other, I start to see another side of him, and I can’t deny I’m intrigued. 
Against my better judgment, I give him a chance. 
But again, life will step in and take over. 
Only this time I don’t think either of us will survive. Not with an unknown link between us too painful to overcome.

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

EXCERPT
Beautiful weather used to enhance my good moods in the past, but seeing the sun shining brightly, high in the sky, and feeling the warm breeze on the side of my face as I drove only seemed to aggravate me. On the days when it was dark and gloomy, I felt harmony because my surroundings were reflective of the turmoil I constantly battled. I was more at peace when the world appeared desolate. 
When I finally arrived at the address, I took a moment before I exited my cruiser, calling on whatever hierarchy there was in the universe to give me the strength to complete my task. It’d gotten easier over time to deal with the public, but I still struggled with the interactions, although no one ever detected such a thing. Most just categorized me as an asshole, and I was fine with the assessment. 
Opening my door, I slid out of my seat and adjusted my duty belt as I rounded the back of the vehicle, flipping on my shades to shield my eyes from the blinding sun. Up ahead, I saw a woman standing in the archway of the complex. If she was aware of my presence, she didn’t show it, so I took the time to assess her, as I did everyone I came into contact with. 
She was thin, approximately five-six with long dark hair. She wore a black skirt, white top, and black heels. On her left wrist was a silver banded watch. She carried what looked to be a laptop case on her right shoulder. The closer I approached, the more I was able to see more of her, but it wasn’t until she turned to face me that I realized I’d seen her before. 
The prior evening, in fact. 
Standing near her now, in the light of day, in a drastically different scenario, a pang of remorse washed over me. To say feeling bad was an oddity for me was an understatement. I hardly ever gave people a second thought, let alone harbored any sense of guilt about my interactions. 
There was a chance she wouldn’t recognize me as the same officer who pulled her over last night. If that was the case, then I would remain as quiet as possible and get this over with quickly so I could get back to dealing with the rest of my day. 
Any hope I had that she viewed me as a complete stranger died when her eyes narrowed into slits and the corners of her mouth turned down. 
“This is just great,” she mumbled loud enough for me to hear, and I didn’t know if it was her tone or the blatant look of disgust on her face from having to stand near me, but a part of me that had been dormant for as long as I could remember flicked back to life during the unpleasant interaction. 
The moment was fleeting, but I held on to it for as long as possible before it faded into obscurity. The snarkiness in her voice pricked my senses. Everyone else I encountered either left me alone completely or engaged me briefly, their tones restrained and cautious, most likely because of my body language: that and the constant scowl on my face. 
But the woman standing ten feet from me piqued my curiosity, all while she treated me with an iota of disdain. 
Now, if she’d only stop glaring at me, I could attempt to make amends for last night.


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 BLITZ - Built to Fall by Julia Wolf




Title: Built to Fall
Author: Julia Wolf
Genre: Standalone Rock Star/Age Gap Romance
Release Date: January 28, 2021

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“You’re perfect for this job, Claire. He won’t want to sleep with you. You’re not his...type.” 

Dominic Cantrell has been famous almost as long as I’ve been alive, but he remains a dark, volatile mystery. 

I know why I was hired to handle Dominic’s PR while he’s on tour. It’s not because of my experience—I have next to none. It’s because I’m safe. Plain, quiet, shy, with more-than-ample curves, I won’t distract him.

What I didn’t count on was Dominic distracting me instead. I shouldn’t be so drawn to him. He’s too old for me, too closed-off, and definitely too angry, but I’ve been a good girl for far too long. 

Why can’t I be just a little bit bad, especially when my rock star fantasy is so willing to corrupt me? 

Our fling has an expiration date at the end of the tour. No strings, no feelings, no heartbreak when it’s over. 

I tell myself I won’t fall. But I don’t know if I’m built that way.

PURCHASE LINKS
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Free in Kindle Unlimited

AUTHOR BIO
Julia Wolf is a lover of all things romance. From steamy, to sweet, to funny, to so dirty you’ll be blushing for days, she loves it all. 

Formerly a hair stylist, she spent years collecting stories her clients couldn’t wait to spill. And now that she’s writing full time, she’s putting those stories to use, although all identifying characteristics have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent! 

Julia lives in Maryland with her three crazy, beautiful kids and her patient husband who she’s slowly converting to a romance reader, one book at a time.

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RELEASE BLITZ - Obsessed by Jolie Vines




Title: Obsessed
Series: Wild Mountain Scots #1
Author: Jolie Vines
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 28, 2021

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He's the leader of the mountain rescue service. She might just need saving. 

Lochie 
For too long, I've been alone. Just me and my daughter. Keeping her safe is everything, so taking a job in the remote Scottish Highlands suits us fine. 
I shouldn't need anything more. 
Yet I'm beyond distracted by a lass. 
Smart, beautiful, and living right next door, Cait McRae makes it clear she's not interested. 
Every sly glance tells another story. 
It's all I can do not to throw her over my shoulder and take her home. 
Cait might claim she only wants to explore the physical, but I know she's wrong. 
She's mine. 
If the people pursuing us both don't destroy what we've found. 

Cait 
I always knew I was different. No one ever caught my eye. 
Until a huge, scowling man moves in next door. He's the new head of the mountain rescue service, and a single dad to a sweet little girl. 
Turns out, I'm a late bloomer, as all I can think about is Lochie. 
But someone else wants me. 
A series of strange events point to one conclusion. I have a stalker, and the danger I'm in is only just starting. 

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The Wild Mountain Scots series follows on from the Wild Scots series with more of your favourite McRaes. Meet the brooding, tough, protective men of the mountain rescue and the beautiful women who tame their hearts. 

Download Obsessed now! 



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

TRAILER

EXCERPT
Lochinvar pressed on. “What’s different about me?” 
“You’re rougher. Wilder.” 
His analysis continued. “Did this start with me chopping the wood or before?” 
“The wood. The axe.” 
“Ye like that harder side. The violence.” 
Again, not a question. I slowly nodded anyway, then gave up my truth. “I have a fantasy of ye. It’s dark.” 
“I can let my tastes run dark, if ye want.” 
I shivered at the promise. “It’s of ye pursuing me.” 
The admittance smarted. I was giving him power over me. Power he could use to humiliate me or reject me. 
Lochinvar paused, considering this, then placed a hand on the sofa back and leaned in. He was so big, so broad. 
My skin zinged in awareness. 
Fear sprang, loading my muscles. 
He was going to kiss me. I wasn’t ready. Didn’t want this. 
He brought his mouth close to my ear. “Get up.” 
“What?” 
“Go to the door.” 
I obeyed, my frightened soul needing direction. I stepped into my shoes, no clue what was happening. 
Lochinvar stalked over and grasped my waist. He manhandled my stiff body out of the way, then unlocked the door, opening it. With a finger, he pointed outside into the frigid night. 
He…kicked me out? 
“What…?” I stammered. 
“Run, Cait.” 
What the hell was he doing? And why was this working? I skipped backwards. Lochinvar took a long tread after me, his jaw clenched tight. 
Those black eyes glittered. 
I was looking at a predator. A threat. A dangerous animal. 
Excited, I turned and bolted. My pulse skyrocketed, and I flew over the ground. Every sense trained on the danger at my back. My spine tingled, fear merging with a different state. This was nothing like the emotion I’d felt in that hall at work. No, this was…exhilarating. 
I reached the cars when a heavy arm caught me. 
A helpless sound burst from my throat, and Lochinvar spun me around. He gripped my biceps so I couldn’t escape and pushed me against his vehicle. Only his hand stopped me from banging my head on the metal. 
With his huge frame, he caged me in, eclipsing the night. 
I panted, every place we touched blazing to life with sensation. All fresh. All real and vital. 
I struggled in vain. 
Then Lochinvar crashed his lips onto my neck. 
I opened my mouth in pure shock. The energy behind his almost-kiss-almost-bite bruised me, his beard abrading my skin. 
But the pain was nothing to the splintering joy. 
I tried to move his lips to mine, but he didn't budge. All I could do was receive. His mouth slid to under my ear then to my collarbone, his teeth testing my flesh. 
Then he dropped me. 
Lochinvar stepped back, breathing hard. I staggered, nearly falling, and my chest rose and fell where I couldn't pull in enough air. 
Neither of us spoke, but the dark light in his eyes only intensified. 
Lochinvar gave a snort that sounded like satisfaction, then he turned and strode to his cottage. His door slammed, and I was left alone. 
The night air cooled my ardour, and I stared, seeing nothing. 
It hadn't been a real kiss, nor gentle or sweet. What the hell was it? And why did I only want more?


COMING SOON

Releasing May 31
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

AUTHOR BIO

JOLIE VINES is a romance novelist who lives in the South West of England with her husband and son.

From an early age, Jolie lived in a fantasy world and is never happier than when plot dreaming. Jolie loves her heroes to be one-woman guys. Whether they are a huge Highlander, a touch starved earl, or a brooding pilot, they will adore their loved one until the end of time.

Her favourite pastime is wrecking emotions then making up for it by giving her characters deep and meaningful happy ever afters.

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Marry the Scot series
- Storm the Castle
- Love Most, Say Least
- Hero
- Picture This
- Oh Baby

Marry the Scot novellas
- The Rival
- Come the Fall

Wild Scots series
- Hard Nox
- Perfect Storm
- Lion Heart 

- Fallen Snow 

- Stubborn Spark 

Standalones
- Race You: an Office-Based Enemies-to-Lovers Romance
- Fight For Us: a Second-Chance Military Romantic Suspense