Friday, September 24, 2021

New Release Day: Two + One = Murder by S.B. Biddinger

Happy Release Day! 

Title: Two + One = Murder 
Author:  S.B. Biddinger 
Series: 3 installment in the Wes and Oz series 
Genre: Mystery 

Synopsis 

Looking out through his patio windows Wes noticed summer was coming to an end as the leaves were starting to show off their fall colors. Today he planned to relax with his eighty-pound tri-color collie, Oz. They were attending what was the last big car show of the summer hosted by the local GMC Jimmy Club. Classic car enthusiasts would come from all over the valley and neighboring states with hopes of leaving the show with one of the coveted handcrafted metal trophies. It had always been a dream of Wes to add one of these special trophies to his trophy case.


He turned the ignition key and the "Bird" his nineteen fifty-eight Thunderbird came to life, its deep rumble shook the garage walls. No car show adventure would be complete without first stopping by Betty's "Whole Bakery Experience". She had the best apple fritters in the valley for Wes and some special animal treats for Oz.


Little did Wes know that by the end of the day he would again be called upon to investigate a murder at the park. This time however it would be personal. He would have to prove the innocence of one of his buddies and keep him from the clutches of a young D.A. who was out to prove himself. With each passing day, time was running out for Wes to bring the real killer to justice.


With the blessing from Marti, the love of his life, and with Oz by his side for protection he must follow a trail of embezzlement, twisted love affairs while back-stabbing club politics hamper his digging into the truth. Hopefully, Wes's keen investigative abilities will put the true killer (s) behind bars.


This book is very special to me as it's my dad's third book in his Wes and Oz series. Today is also his birthday!!! 


This just happens to be the real Oz he's inspiration for the book. 

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Monday, April 12, 2021

RELEASE BLITZ - Not Pretending Anymore by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland




Title: Not Pretending Anymore
Authors: Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 12, 2021

BLURB
Finding a good roommate through a classified ad isn’t as easy as it sounds.
I was starting to lose hope.
Until a knock at my door came and God answered my prayers.
Except…uh…wrong prayer, God.
I’d definitely requested the big guy find me a drop-dead gorgeous man on more than one occasion...just not as my roommate.
Declan Tate talked me into interviewing him anyway.
While he was amusing and charismatic, I wouldn’t have been comfortable living with a man, so I regretfully declined.
Then cupcakes showed up at my door—freshly baked by Declan and just as sinfully delicious as he was.
You could say he was persistent.
I eventually folded. It wasn’t like I had another viable candidate anyway.
Plus, I was interested in someone else. And Declan was into another woman. So it wasn’t like anything would happen romantically.
After he moved in, the two of us became the best of friends. We even started to give each other advice on getting our crushes to notice us.
Eventually, Declan concocted an idea: we should pretend to be a couple to make our love interests jealous.
I was hesitant, but went along with it anyway. To my utter shock, his crazy plan worked.
Now I was dating the supposed man of my dreams, and my best friend had the woman of his.
But there was one problem.
I couldn’t stop thinking about Declan.
Those feelings we were trying to fake?
Yeah…I wasn’t pretending anymore.


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PENELOPE WARD


Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance. 

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism. 

With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.



VI KEELAND


Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six



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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

RELEASE BLITZ - Mr. Uptight by Felice Stevens




Title: Mr. Uptight
Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: MM Romance
Release Date: February 18, 2021

BLURB
Jude:
What do you do when you wake up with a hangover and find yourself in bed with your best friend’s younger brother?
Who happens to be your new brother-in-law?
The man who drives you crazy.
The man who’s always skated by on fast-talk, good looks, and a bright smile.
The one who makes you want to break all the rules.
You hire him as your assistant, of course. And pray you can keep your sanity.
And your hands off him.

Mason:
How do you prove you’ve changed?
That you’re no longer the party-boy who always needed rescuing from his own mistakes—and boy you’ve made some big ones.
But no one needs to know your secrets.
You take a job with the one man who doesn’t trust you.
The man who’s waiting for you to screw up.
You try and forget that one explosive night together.
Except you can’t.
And to your shock...neither can he.
What do you do when the one man you can’t imagine living with is the one you can’t live without?


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EXCERPT
“You’re still here?”
Jude stood in his doorway. Mason glanced at the clock, shocked to see it was approaching six thirty.
“I guess I am.” He rubbed his eyes and stretched the kinks from his back. “Damn, I haven’t moved in two hours.”
“I didn’t figure to see you once five o’clock hit.”
Irritated, Mason saved his files and shut his laptop. “Why is that?”
In that annoying manner he had, Jude simultaneously rolled his eyes and raised a shoulder as if he hadn’t a care in the world. “I mean...it’s summer, and you’re not used to working in an office.”
“So once again, you’re thinking the worst of me.” Growing hot, Mason pushed away from the desk and stood, glaring at Jude. “I thought after I showed you all the work I did today, you’d get off my case. I had my meeting with Pryce, sat through the afternoon conferences until three, and have been working here since then.”
“Off your case?” Jude snorted. “You think I’ve been hard on you? That’s priceless.”
“I didn’t say you were hard on me. I said I was doing my work and you still give me shit. Now I’m going home, unless you have something else for me to do?”
In a perverse way, Mason wished Jude would ask him to stay. He had little desire to pick up dinner and go to his parents’ place. Whoever said you can’t go home again was right, and he made a mental note to get his ass in gear and set up some appointments to look at apartments.
“Nope. Nothing else. I’m leaving too.”
That earlier conversation he’d listened in on popped into his head. “Got a hot date?”
Jude shot him a quelling look, one Mason knew would make any other of Jude’s associates quake in their loafers, but Mason had been on the receiving end of worse from Jude.
“No,” Jude snapped at him. “I’ll see you tomorrow.” He walked away without another word, and Mason shook his head.
“Jerk,” he muttered to himself, packed up his stuff, and hurried after Jude, who walked with his usual strong, lengthy stride through the empty office.
They rode the elevator together, and he followed Jude down the block. When they reached the corner, Jude stopped abruptly, making Mason almost run into him.
They stood so close, Mason noticed little fiery specks of gold in Jude’s velvety brown eyes. His breath caught, and Jude’s gazed sharpened into something hard. Dark.
Sinful.
Mason licked his lips, and Jude followed the movement with his eyes. Watching the quick rise and fall of Jude’s chest, Mason reached out, his fingertips skimming Jude’s face. Pleasure washed over him as he grazed the man’s sharp jawline. He wanted Jude, and judging by the flush rising on Jude’s face and his glittering eyes, Jude wanted him as well.
And then his hand touched air.

AUTHOR BIO

Felice Stevens has always been a romantic at heart. She believes that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending around the corner, Her characters have to work for it, however. Like life in NYC, nothing comes easy and that includes love. 

She lives in New York City and has way too much black in her wardrobe yet can't stop buying "just one more pair" of black pants. Felice is a happily addicted Bravo and Say Yes to the Dress addict and proud of it. And let's not get started on House Hunters. Her dream day starts out with iced coffee and ends with Prosecco, because...why shouldn't it? You can find her procrastinating on FB in her reader group, Felice's Breakfast Club.

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PRE-ORDER BLITZ - Captive Bride by Alta Hensley




Title: Captive Bride
Series: Secret Bride #1
Author: Alta Hensley
Genre: Contemporary Dark Romance/
Psychological Thriller
Release Date: April 6, 2021

BLURB
You will take this bride.
To have and to hold from this day forward.
Till death do you part.
This will be your solemn vow.

You have no choice.

Trapped in a twisted and dark courtship with a secret woman who needs my strength to survive, I will be wed.
Walking the thin line between lunacy and reality, I am now the protector of my future captive bride.
So, I have no choice but to recite the vows.

I take thee.
In this arranged matrimony.
Until we are parted by death.

***Captive Bride is a dark psychological thriller. If you dare… join me in the march down the aisle.


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USA TODAY Bestselling Author of Hot, Dark and Dirty Romance.
She is also an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. Being a multi-published author in the romance genre, Alta is known for her dark, gritty alpha heroes, sometimes sweet love stories, hot eroticism, and engaging tales of the constant struggle between dominance and submission.

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SERIES BLITZ - Moving the Chains Series by Kata Ĉuić



Series: Moving the Chains
Author: Kata Ĉuić
Genre: Sports Romance

FIRST AND GOAL
Eva Papageorgiou has one goal—to make it through her senior year of high school unseen and unscathed. When her strategy to stay out of the limelight is derailed by rampant rumors, she’s forced to change tactics. Her new game plan is to keep everyone at arm’s length. Especially boys. So when she’s partnered up in class with the hot as hell varsity quarterback, she pushes and pushes.

Until he pushes back.

Rob Falls just wants to fit in. With his teammates, with his friends, with everyone. His image as the quintessential jock makes him feel like a fraud. Especially since it’s the only reason all the girls at school want him, except the one girl he dreams about. She wants nothing to do with him. When he’s forced to tutor the class pariah, he realizes it’s time to get in the game instead of standing on the sidelines.

She’s going to help him get exactly what he wants, whether she knows it or not.

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SECOND DOWN
She doesn’t remember the best and worst day of her life.

Eva Papageorgiou has no memory of the brutal attack she suffered at the hands of her would-be rapist—the last few days of her life wiped away completely. But the scars she bears hint at the trauma she endured.
She feels powerless and alone, no longer able to trust her own mind. The only certainty in her life is that everything is different. Until a friend reveals a secret, filling the holes in her memory.

Now Eva is determined to reclaim her life and her control over it.

The day he dreamed of was the one that cost him everything.

Rob Falls is stuck in a perpetual nightmare, unable to move past the horrific event that changed his and Eva’s lives forever. While friends and family urge him to overcome the tragedy, he withdraws, consumed with guilt and regret no one else—not even Eva—understands.
He may never earn the redemption he longs for, but he vows to help her feel safe once again.

Now Rob will do whatever he can to protect the girl he loves from anyone who might hurt her—even himself.

Eva longs to remember.
Rob wishes he could forget.
Even after everything that has come between them, they’re still drawn together.
Can two damaged souls build a future even as the secrets of the past carve new scars?

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THIRD AND LONG
Eva Papageorgiou has it all: the popularity that always felt so elusive in high school, looks that men can’t ignore, and a boyfriend that other women covet. She’s gorgeous, powerful; she has the world at her fingertips.
And it’s all a lie.
The problem with living a lie is how easy it is to forget who you’re lying to. Eva’s time to withdraw into the shadows has expired, courtesy of Rob’s rising fame. Her only option is to hide in plain sight.
Amid all the chaos, Rob is her safe escape from it all. They continue to be stronger together than they could ever be on their own.

Until being together is what tears them apart.

Rob Falls has everything he’s ever wanted: his dream girl, a winning team, respect from everyone. He’s at the top of his game, with a Heisman on the horizon, and the potential to be a first-round draft pick.
And it’s all crumbling before his eyes.
The mounting pressure of being an athlete at the next level while doing all he can to protect Eva takes its toll. He doesn’t sleep enough, he worries constantly, and he’s torn wanting to be in two places at once.
Rob never imagined the day he’d have to choose between fame and love.
Sometimes life makes choices for us.

With the game and their hearts on the line, will Rob and Eva keep their secrets hidden? Or will they reveal everything to each other, to themselves, to the world…only to lose it all?

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FOURTH AND INCHES
Rob Falls’s life is spiraling out of control. All his carefully made plans have been laid to waste. His friends aren’t speaking to him; he’s estranged from his family. Drafted to the worst team in the NFL, everything he’s worked so hard for seems to be slipping away.

The only thing he’s still sure of is that he needs Evie.

Eva Papageorgiou is lost. Once a driven, ambitious young woman, she’s paying penance for all the wrong choices she’s made. Stuck in a downward spiral, she craves a spark of hope to ignite the change she so desperately needs.

The only thing that hasn’t faltered is her devotion to Rob.

Realizing they need to make changes to go the distance, they challenge each other to do and be better.
Rob knows that to fight for the woman of his dreams, he’ll have to let go of his endless guilt and find a way to be the man she fell for years ago.
Eva understands that to reach their happily ever after, she needs to feel worthy of herself before she can fully accept Rob’s love.

They make a pact to hold each other accountable.
The time frame? One year.
The deal? Get it together or walk away for good.
On the line? Everything.


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COMING SOON

Releasing March 8
Every rule has an exception.

Tori Russo’s job is very simple—be a pretty distraction for a professional football player with a bad attitude. Her only problem? She’d rather gain some actual marketing experience during her internship than be someone’s arm candy for photo ops. Growing up with a Navy captain father and five older, overprotective brothers, she’s never been allowed to stand on her own two feet. She’s going to prove to them she has what it takes to be an independent adult. Even if it means giving in and faking a relationship with one of the NFL’s most eligible bachelors. Tori doesn’t want to sleep her way to the top, but her client is impossible to resist. If she can keep her heart out of the game, she can walk away with her head held high.

Mike Mitchell’s life shouldn’t be this complicated. All he wants is to play football and earn a good living for his family, but his life off the field is riddled with chaos. After a long-standing feud with an old friend-turned-rival is caught on camera, he’s assigned a PR rep by his team. His options are limited—play nice with the sweet as peaches redhead or be benched. With his paycheck and his ability to provide for his mom and sisters on the line, he’s convinced he can juggle one more ball. His only problem? He’s becoming way too attached to this gorgeous distraction. The friend zone is collapsing day by day. If he can’t avoid her temptation, then he’s going to have to find a different way to play by the rules.


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Kata Čuić lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and three teens. No one told her life was gonna be this way. She holds a degree in Linguistics with a minor in Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Her plans of becoming a pediatric neurosurgeon were foiled by OChem 1. Fortunately, she’d been making up stories in her head since the days of her imaginary friend, Choosy. Putting pen to paper, er…fingers to the keyboard…came surprisingly naturally after her aforementioned teens decided it was time for them to cut their respective cords.

Kata writes everything from angst-filled YA series to standalone rom-coms and has been known to dabble in a bit of paranormal on the free stories section of her website. She believes nice guys shouldn’t have to finish last (except in the bedroom where she prefers an alpha between the sheets but a gentleman in the streets), and that the surest way to a woman’s heart is through laughter and food.

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SERIES BLITZ - The Bridal Discipline Series by Golden Angel



Series: The Bridal Discipline Series
Author: Golden Angel
Genre: Historical Romance

SERIES BLURB
Pride and Prejudice meets Fifty Shades of Grey in this steamy series...
The Bridal Discipline Series contains stern heads of household and corrective discipline.
Readers will also enjoy a happily-ever-after in each story.

PHILIP'S RULES
Pride and Prejudice meets Fifty Shades of Grey in this steamy tale of a stern lord and his new wife...

Lady Cordelia knows the Marquess of Dunbury did not marry her for love. Still, as he awakens her passion and pleasure, she begins to hope their marriage can become something more.

The Marquess of Dunbury rules his household with a stern demeanor and a hard hand. His new wife has begun to soften his harsh edges, engaging his more tender emotions. Their passion burns bright, but no relationship is without its tests.

Will a wicked stepdaughter and Cordelia’s own insecurities tear them apart before they can even begin?

Philip's Rules contains a stern Head of Household, corrective discipline, and steamy love scenes.


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UNDISCIPLINED
Gabrielle Astley is quite used to being an afterthought, a burden, a nuisance...

As the only child - and a useless female one at that - to a Baron, she was both spoiled materially and neglected emotionally. After her father's death her stepmother remarries and Gabrielle’s new guardian is the stern and cold Marquess of Dunbury. There is hope of escaping their household, however, as the Marquess seems eager to marry her off.

Felix Hood had no thoughts of settling down in marriage - as the youngest of three brothers, he should be the last to wed. However, when he meets his best friend’s new ward and is tasked with the duty of helping guard her against any unsavory suitors, he can't help but be entranced by her. But he's not convinced he's ready for marriage, and his hesitation over formally courting her leads Miss Astley to turn to her other suitors, making him wonder if she's really worth the chase.

This novella was written at the request of readers who wanted to know what was happening between Felix and Gabrielle during Book 1 of the Bridal Discipline series, however it is not necessary to read Philip's Rules in order to enjoy this novella, nor is it necessary to read this novella in order to enjoy the upcoming Gabrielle's Discipline. It's a bonus novella for enjoyment and to fulfill reader's curiosity.

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GABRIELLE'S DISCIPLINE
She's sure her husband loves another woman...

All her life, Gabrielle has been an afterthought, never someone’s priority. Desperate to escape her stepmother’s household, she makes a reckless plan… and ends up married to the wrong man.

Felix Hood has no experience with anything more than shallow relationships, but he’s determined to do right by his new wife. Unfortunately, she blows hot and cold, confusing and frustrating him. When her behavior goes a step too far, he’s forced to take her in hand and apply disciplinary measures.

Will his hard hand make or break their new marriage?

Gabrielle and Felix's story began the novella Undisciplined, however it is not necessary to read Undisciplined to enjoy the Bridal Discipline series.

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LYDIA'S PENANCE
Tricked and trapped into marriage, there is no escape for this Duke but there is revenge...

Lydia hopes to escape her home using the only way available to her – a respectable marriage. Her qualifications for her new husband are not long. Unfortunately, the gentlemen of the ton do not seem interested in a bluestocking spinster and she’s forced to take desperate measures.

The Duke of Manchester has been tricked and trapped into marriage with Miss Lydia Stafford, and she won’t tell him why. She is willing to submit to a harsh penance rather than reveal her secrets.

Imprisoned in a battle of wills, is there any hope for love and a happily-ever-after?

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BENEDICT'S COMMANDS
How to turn his lover into his wife when she wants nothing to do with marriage? It may be time for desperate measures...

How to turn his lover into his wife when she wants nothing to do with marriage? It may be time for desperate measures...

Love? Marriage? Lady Christina Rowan has no interest in either. After her unfaithful husband’s scandalous demise, she’s found freedom in having lovers without love. Which is why when she begins to develop feelings for her current lover, she cuts him loose immediately.

Lord Benedict has fallen in love. He knows Lady Christina feels the same. The only question is, how far is he willing to go to make the lady his wife?

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ARABELLA'S TAMING
First comes scandal, then comes marriage, then comes the battle of wills...

Lady Arabella Windham has given up on ever attracting the attention of Lord Thomas Hood. After discovering his disdain for her, she throws caution to the wind and becomes more reckless than ever. When her behavior results in disgrace, Lord Thomas is caught up in the scandal with her.

Marriage is the only solution.

With a strong-willed bride unwilling to bend and a stubborn lord determined to curb her rebellious ways, will it be misery-ever-after?

This is the last book in the Bridal Discipline series and contains a strong alpha male, a sassy and rebellious heroine, and some heavy handed (and fun!) discipline.

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Golden Angel is a USA Today best-selling author, Amazon Top 50 bestselling author, and self-described bibliophile with a "kinky" bent who loves to write stories for the characters in her head. If she didn't get them out, she's pretty sure she'd go just a little crazy.

She is happily married, old enough to know better but still too young to care, and a big fan of happily-ever-afters, strong heroes and heroines, and sizzling chemistry.

She believes the world is a better place when there's a little magic in it.

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