22 March 2017

Cover Reveal: One S’more Summer by Beth Merlin

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One S’more Summer
Beth Merlin

The Campfire Series #1

Coming May 30th 2017

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Since that first bus ride to Camp Chinooka twenty long years ago, Gigi Goldstein has been pining for her best friend’s guy. She knows her crush is wrong and has to stop, but her heart won’t listen to reason. To escape the agony of their impending wedding, Gigi accepts a summer job at the only place she’s ever been happy.

But working at Chinooka isn’t all campfire songs and toasting marshmallows. Gigi’s girls are determined to make her look bad in front of the boys’ Head Counselor—the sexy but infuriating Perry—and every inch of the campground is laced with memories.

When Gigi realizes she can’t fix the present by hiding in the past, she’s forced to reexamine her choices. Maybe everything she thought she wanted wasn’t what she actually needed… But if she can get her act together, Gigi might have one last shot at the summer love of her dreams.

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Beth Merlin has a BA from The George Washington University where she minored in Creative Writing and a JD from New York Law School. She’s a native New Yorker who loves anything Broadway, rom-coms, her daughter Hadley, and a good maxi dress. She was introduced to her husband through a friend she met at sleepaway camp and considers the eight summers she spent there to be some of the most formative of her life. One S’more Summer is Beth’s debut novel.
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21 March 2017

Cover Reveal: Stiff Drink by Blair Babylon

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Stiff Drink
Blair Babylon

Runaway Billionaires: Arthur Duet #1

Coming March 28th 2017

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Genevieve is a lawyer, not a babysitter, and certainly not a dog trainer. She is just about to become a full barrister, a British litigating attorney, when her law mentor dies unexpectedly. She is shuffled off to another barrister, one who’s nothing at all like her kind and decent former mentor, and then she is assigned the office’s worst case: Arthur Finch-Hatten, six-feet and four-inches of ripped, loaded, hot English nobleman who is wasting his life and his inherited estate so audaciously that his younger brother is suing him for control of their family’s earldom. There is a darn good chance that Arthur will lose everything, even his crazed, badly behaved puppy.

Unless he shapes up.

Her new boss hasn’t been able to convince Arthur to mend his ways. His uncle’s lectures haven’t had any effect on his depraved debauchery and lavish lifestyle.

The only way for Genevieve to make partner is to win Arthur’s case, and the only way to win his case and save his earldom is to keep him from spending his days hungover in bed and his nights pouring Cristal on naked, drunk women before flying off in his private jumbo jet to the next party.

Arthur was enough to make any woman need a stiff drink.

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Blair Babylon often releases ebooks at a special release-day price of 99c.

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Blair Babylon is the nom de plume of an award-winning, USA Today-bestselling author who used to publish literary fiction. Because professional reviews of her other fiction usually included the caveat that there was too much deviant sex and too much interesting plot, she decided to abandon all literary pretensions, let her freak flag fly, and write hot, sexy, erotic romance, plus wild, suspenseful thrillers, science fiction, and urban fantasy using the super-secret pen name Blair C. Babylon.
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15 March 2017

Blog Tour: Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

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Queens of Geek
Jen Wilde

Published March 14th 2017

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Three friends. Two love stories. One convention.

Charlie likes to stand out. She’s a vlogger and actress promoting her first movie at SupaCon, and this is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star Reese Ryan. When internet-famous cool-girl actress Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought.

Taylor likes to blend in. Her brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there’s one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with her best guy friend Jamie—no matter how much she may secretly want it to. But when she hears about a fan contest for her favorite fandom, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe.

Queens of Geek, an empowering young adult novel by Jen Wilde, is all about fandom, friendship, and finding the courage to be yourself.

About the Author

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Jen Wilde is a writer, geek and fangirl with a penchant for coffee, books and pugs. She writes YA stories about zombies (AS THEY RISE), witches (ECHO OF THE WITCH) and fangirls (QUEENS OF GEEK). Her debut series reached over three million reads online and became an Amazon bestseller.

When she’s not writing, Jen loves binge-watching her favorite shows on Netflix, eating pizza, traveling to far away places and going to conventions in Marty McFly cosplay.

Jen lives in a sunny beachside town in Australia with her husband and their cheeky pug, aptly named Heisenberg.

My Review

Be who you want to be. Don't cave to the peer pressure of society.

This is the takeaway message that I got from Queens of Geek, and I say, Right on! to that. It's all about finding your people - and that's what Taylor and Charlie do. The first half of the novel, I was really into it, and was just tugging along nicely. But after a while, I found that the message got a little too heavy handed, to the point where it started to get cliche and had me rolling my eyes a bit. Other than that, Wilde's writing style in well paced and engaging, and kept me entertained to the last page.

I'm going to be honest here, guys. It took me a couple of chapters to work out that Jamie is a guy... Oops. To be fair, all three of them have gender neutral names and I think that I was mixing up Charlie and Jamie in my head - my bad. Once I sorted out who was who in my head, I got to discover how awesome of a character Charlie is. She's a strong, self-made star, who is willing to go that extra mile for those she cares about. I also found it interesting to see her approach in addressing the stigma that comes with being bisexual - where they're too gay for the straight, and too straight for the gay. Then there is Jamie and Taylor. Those too are just the darn cutest! As Charlie would say, They're my OTP.

Queens of Geek is a modern and on point coming of age novel that I think every teen girl who feels 'different' should read.


3 out of 5

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13 March 2017

Cover Reveal: The Perfect Catch by Alix Nichols

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The Perfect Catch
Alix Nichols

Coming March 24th 2017

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NOAH
As a goalkeeper, I am trained to catch the ball, not a spirited bombshell called Sophie.
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This year is about righting the wrong Papa did to Maman.

It’s also about proving my worth to Coach and helping my team win gold at the French Water Polo Championship.
With an unruly mutt for company and a part-time gig to pay rent, I’m one hundred percent focused on my objectives.

That is, until I catch an intruder poking around my kitchen.

Sophie Bander turns my world upside down.

My new landlord’s daughter isn’t just the hottest woman alive—she’s the stuff of dreams, the object of my deepest, wildest fantasies. But no matter. Nothing—not even Sophie—can make me abandon my goals.

Except… I want her to distraction.

And that’s the understatement of the century.

SOPHIE
As a realtor, my job is to let properties to tenants, not let one into my heart.
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This year is about proving to Dad I can be a first-class realtor and a worthy associate.

That’s why I’m in Paris, learning the ropes at a large agency. When I’m done, I’ll go back to Key West, join the family business, and then marry the man of Dad’s dreams.

I don’t need to be attracted to the guy—I’m incapable of sexual attraction, anyway.

That is, until a hunk of a tenant mistakes me for a thief and presses me against the wall in his kitchen.

Noah Masson turns my life into a mess.

He makes me blush and laugh, and fantasize about him all the damn time. He awakens my body. And yet, not even dreamboat Noah can get me sidetracked from my goals.

Or can he?

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Alix Nichols is a caffeine addict and a longtime fan of Mr. Darcy, especially in his Colin Firth incarnation. She is a bestselling author of romantic comedies set in Paris.

At the age of six, she released her first rom com. It featured highly creative spelling on a dozen pages stitched together and bound in velvet paper.

Decades later, she still loves the romance genre. Her spelling has improved (somewhat), and her books have made Amazon Top 100 lists, climbing as high as #1. She lives in France with her family and their almost-human dog.

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Review: New York Nights by CJ Duggan

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New York Nights
CJ Duggan

Heart of the City #2

Published February 1st 2017

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Sarah Williams is a spirited, independent Aussie who has always dreamed of New York City. So when a job opportunity arises to become an au pair for a successful businessman in the heart of Manhattan, Sarah jumps at the chance to follow her dream.

What she didn't bet on was a beautiful newborn and a distant, abrasive man whose eyes hold a million anguished secrets. Determined to care for his daughter and face the challenges of the impossible Ben Worthington, Sarah was always prepared to follow her heart; she just wasn't prepared to lose it to a complicated man like Ben.

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CJ DUGGAN is the internationally bestselling author of over ten books. She lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales. When she isn't writing books about swoony boys and 90s pop culture you will find her renovating her hundred-year-old Victorian homestead or annoying her local travel agent for a quote to escape the chaos.

My Review

*I was provide a copy of the book by Hachette Australia in exchange for my honest review*

Usually, I am a big fan of Duggan, however, New York Nights just doesn't sit right with me. Why? The main reason is that I never got the feeling that Ben has any real feelings for Sarah. Even during their one 'intimate' scene, he seemed too interested in himself and his internal demons to really connect with her. Then there is the whole thing where the span of the book takes place over only about 2 weeks, during which they barely saw each other. Lust I could've believed. But, love? Not so much.

For arguments sake, lets just take the romance between Sarah and Ben out of the equation. I actually quite like the plot. It has everything that I have come to expect from Duggan; great supporting characters, a little mystery, a feisty and  strong female lead, a hot love interest, witty dialog, and it even took me on a few twists that I didn't entirely see coming - which is always a nice surprise.

This is the second book in the Heart of the City series,  though I am failing to see how they connect. There are no character or setting overlap with Paris Lights, which is fine, but I don't entirely see why these novels are apart of a series if the only thing that they have in common is that the MC is an Australian in a foreign country...

New York Nights did not live up to my expectations after having read Paris Lights and many other works of Duggan. Maybe it was the accelerated time schedule for this series - 3 books written within 6 months - or it is just my lack of ability to connect with the characters, or something else entirely, I am left feeling underwhelmed.


2 out of 5
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12 March 2017

Review: Paris Lights by CJ Duggan

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Paris Lights
CJ Duggan

Heart of the City #1

Published November 20th 2016

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'You're breaking up with me!'
He was silent.
'In Paris.'
Eyes dropping.
'Under the Eiffel-fucking-Tower!' I screamed.


Twenty-five-year-old Claire Shorten had looked forward to spending a romantic weekend in Paris for as long as she could remember, and now it was here - three blissful days of strolling through cobbled streets arm-in-arm with her beloved, eating copious amounts of baked goods and soaking up the culture through each and every pore of her body. Well, at least, that was how she'd pictured it . . .

Even after her boyfriend dumps her rather unceremoniously in the most romantic place on earth, Claire is determined not to give up on her dream altogether - with or without a boyfriend. She finds herself a job in the kitchen of a small hotel; Michelin-starred it most certainly is not, but somehow Claire makes a place for herself amidst the dirty dishes and the foreign misfits who run the place.

When the restaurant attracts the attention of the enigmatic - if not slightly terrifying - tycoon Louis Delarue, and Claire manages to survive his high-powered business luncheon from hell, she knows that she can survive anything, surely. But all bets are off when Louis makes a game-changing decision: he's coming back for a second course

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CJ DUGGAN is the internationally bestselling author of over ten books. She lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales. When she isn't writing books about swoony boys and 90s pop culture you will find her renovating her hundred-year-old Victorian homestead or annoying her local travel agent for a quote to escape the chaos.

My Review

*I was provide a copy of the book by Hachette Australia in exchange for my honest review*

CJ Duggan, Aussie's abroad, and a blossoming love in the city of love, itself? Um, yes, please!

I'm just going to put it out there, Louis is a bit of a major dick. But in a sweet kind of way? I mean, he's nice to a select few, and then the biggest douche to the rest of the world's population. It has left me conflicted as to whether or not I actually like him... Then there is Claire, and she is super sweet and kind person, and it's adorable to read her excitement over everything Paris related. They are both good people at heart - though he brings out the rebellious side in her, and she the best in him. So, maybe I like Louis for Claire, but I'm still on the fence in general terms.

I thoroughly enjoyed Paris Lights. It is witty and funny, frustrating and lustful, and many other destinations on The Rollercoast of Emotions. I have always loved how well Duggan writes her supporting characters, and she has not disappointed this time around. There is just something about it that just makes the story feel that much more real, and I love it.

Paris Lights is the first instalment in the Heart of the City series, and it has set an amazing precedent for the books to follow.


4 out of 5
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10 March 2017

Book Blitz: Falling for Boston by Leslie Kate

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Falling for Boston
Leslie Kate

Published October 13th 2016

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As the youngest of four, Dylan has always been the baby. But don’t let that fool you; she’s not your average baby sister. Growing up with three older brothers left Dylan with a lack of femininity and in its place, a real guy’s girl personality. Sports, beer, burping, you name it; but don’t even think about going near her feet with a pair of heels.

When Dylan meets Tyler Vaughn, the famous and devastatingly attractive football superstar at work one morning, she’s thrilled by his good stats, not his good looks. But the wide receiver—and sweet romantic—throws her for a loop when he pursues her despite what she knows is missing, her feminine charm.

Now Dylan must reconcile the fact that this guy may actually like her, and even scarier, she may like him back. Dylan speaks sports and sarcasm fluently but romance, now that’s something completely foreign to her. What’s an emotionally-allergic guy’s girl supposed to do with a hopeless romantic?


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Leslie Kate, despite growing up in Upstate New York, is crazy about everything Boston. She attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she studied sports broadcasting. There, her lifelong Boston sports addiction blossomed into the fanatic she is today.

Having dabbled with the idea of writing a book since high school, she finally put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and wrote her first book, "Falling for Boston," where she combined her passion for the written word with her passion for sports and the City of Champions.

Aside from being a sports nut, Leslie Kate love reading (much to the chagrin of her boyfriend), movies, music, and being active (she's a spinning instructor at her gym.)

She also loves cooking, but not cleaning; dogs, but not cats; and shoes, but not purses or jewelry. She owns one pair of Christian Louboutins that she sometimes just wears around the house because she likes to look at them.

Excerpt

With one last glimpse at Vaughn before I ducked out, I saw he was in the middle of a conversation with Andy and Chase. I’d made it halfway down the hall when I heard a deep voice calling me, the hair on my neck standing on end.

“Dylan Riley!”

I turned around, and Vaughn was walking towards me with that sunny smile on his absurdly gorgeous face. I sucked in a breath when I made eye contact with those blue eyes of his again.

“You rang?” I said expectantly.

He smiled bigger. “I just wanted to do some concussion protocol. Make sure you’re still holding up after your fall.”

“Well, my head is fine but my ass definitely took a beating,” I said, my nature to respond with a pithy comment coming back to bite me in the ass. Except my ass was already sore.

Everyone who knew me knew that I was sarcastic by nature; this was a typical response for me. The only problem was Vaughn didn’t know me.

It was only after the comment was out of my mouth, the words floating in the air like dandelion fronds, irretrievable, that I realized what I’d said to Tyler freaking Vaughn.

I closed my eyes in shame as I braced myself for the look of horror that was bound to be on his face. It was the look that I’d seen on many people’s faces when they first experienced my verbal diarrhea thanks to my misfiring mental filter.

When I finally attempted to make eye contact again, I was distracted by just how tall he was. I was five- foot-four, and he towered over me. I actually had to crane my head. Looking up, I locked onto his eyes, seeing amusement glimmer in the bright blue.

“Sorry,” I apologized with an eye roll and a grimace. He quirked his brow, but the smile on his face remained.

“For what?”

“The broken filter between my mouth and my brain.”

“Don’t apologize,” he said. “I think it’s funny.”

Brightening, I replied, “Lucky me. Then again the day is still young. I have plenty more opportunities to embarrass myself in front of complete strangers.”

He laughed. “You seem to be okay; I think you’ll live to see another day.”

“Oh, goody. At least now I won’t have to worry about contacting my lawyer for the criminal battery charge I planned to file,” I said sarcastically.

“I thought it was your fault,” he goaded.

“‘He said versus she said.’ Look how big you are compared to little old me. I’d totally win.”

“I guess it’s a good thing you’re not going to press charges then.”

“We’ll see. My lawyers will be in touch if I decide to change my mind.”

Vaughn chuckled. I liked that I could make him laugh, especially since half of what I said to him came out in moron.

Chase suddenly appeared at Vaughn’s side, snapping me back to reality and halting our witty repartee. “Tyler, are you ready to go?” Chase asked him.

“Sure,” he said before looking back at me. “Are you okay?”

“Peachy,” I answered, and he smiled again.

“It was a pleasure to meet you, Dylan Riley.”

“You too,” I said, lamely pointing a finger at him like a gun.

I’d almost said, “Take care now, bye bye then.” It had been on the tip of my tongue, but I’d refrained. I figured I’d already hit my quota for idiotic comments for the day.

Cool, calm and collected my ass.

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9 March 2017

Review: Crossing the Friends Zone by Kelly Eadon

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Crossing the Friend Zone
Kelly Eadon

Belmont Beach Brides #3

Published March 7th 2017

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From the author of The Wedding Date and The Family Man comes the final book in Kelly Eadon's Belmont Beach Brides series.

SHE PLANNED FOR EVERYTHING-EXCEPT HIM.


Fresh off a painful break-up, wedding planner Ainsley Slone is suffering from an acute case of "always the planner, never the bride." And she's over it. It's time for a break-to figure out how to let everything go and just have a little sexy fun. And she knows the perfect person to teach her how: irresistible manwhore Ryan Lawhill.

Their deal? No sex, just fun. It's the perfect plan--until the chemistry between them starts sparking like crazy. Ryan knows all too well that Ainsley's looking for a happily-ever-after, but he's always been keep-it-fun-or-it's-done. Yet the moment they cross The Friend Zone, all bets are off-and soon the ultimate player is the one playing for keeps.

About the Author

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Kelly Eadon is a romance writer living in Richmond, Virginia with her husband and a house full of rescue animals, aka "the kraken". She swears like a sailor and says whatever pops into her head. In order to counteract her big mouth, she wears high heels whenever possible. In her spare time she spins, kick boxes and attempts to renovate her farmhouse. She hates sanding drywall, loves to cook, drinks lots of wine, gets scary competitive at trivia, and enjoys time spent exploring with her rescued beagle mixes.

My Review

I have loved Ryan since The Wedding Date when he Kate cursing his name for changing her ringtone - and we hadn't even met him yet! So a whole book about Ryan? When I found out, it made my bookish heart sing.

At the start if this book, i would've said it's about the classic case of opposites attract. but that's not what I finished the thinking and feeling. I mean, sure, it's a little bit about that, but it more about becoming your best self when with someone you least expected. That is what Ryan and Ainsley (BTWs I totally had to google how to pronounce that) do for each other. They help each other grow into the poeple that they wanted to be - even if they weren't aware originally that was what they wanted.

There are so many sweet, funny, cute, awkward, worrying, and heartfelt moments in Crossing the Friend Zone, and I felt every single one of them. This book was just a general delight to read, and I really don't know how to fully express that with words. So please just take my lost-for-words-ness as a standing ovation. Eadon defiantly save the best for last with this series.

There is nothing not to love about Eadon's Crossing the Friend Zone. It has everything a good NA romance novel needs, so why aren't you reading it yet?


5 out of 5
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8 March 2017

Cover Reveal: No Rest for the Wicked by Krystal Jane Ruin

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No Rest for the Wicked
Krystal Jane Ruin

Published May 10th 2017

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Since her release from the psychiatric facility and into the smothering guardianship of her aunt, twenty-one-year-old psychic Tatum Torabi has been sneaking away to sell curses and plagues in the underground, a black market known for illegal and supernatural wares.

Tatum’s unique abilities catch the attention of a hella-creepy trash peddler who offers her a job tracking down people who owe his boss “a favor.” She couldn’t be less interested, but when she refuses, the company forces her compliance by threatening the lives of the only family she has left.

Because tracking barely scratches the surface of what they really want from her. There’s a reason Tatum is so good at making curses, and they want her to use those skills for a much darker purpose.

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Krystal Jane Ruin is the author of supernatural and paranormal fiction living in the Tennessee Valley. She can often be found knee deep in Sudoku and other puzzles, in a Youtube hole, or blogging about books, writing, and random things.
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7 March 2017

Blog Tour: Wet by Ashley Bostock

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Wet
Ashley Bostock

Published December 26th 2016

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I’ve always been Miranda Phillips, the town pariah. Growing up with neglectful parents, having sought attention from all the guys that were willing to give it to me, I wasn’t the most well-behaved kid in Lone Star. Not to mention all of the juvenile delinquent acts I’ve committed in my past.

But now I am Lone Star’s only reporter and I’ve come a long way from being that lost, troubled girl, even if most of the town still judged me for it. I don’t allow anyone to get in the way of what I want. Including Ryan John. So when I corner him in a dark hallway and get him to succumb to the sizzling attraction between us, I know I’m playing with fire.

***

Even though I’ve successfully avoided her for two months, I haven’t forgotten how she tastes or what she feels like in my arms. And when I get sent a mysterious letter from some company wanting to buy my thousand shares of water rights that have been in my family for over a hundred years, I’m convinced that there is no one…err, better equipped, to help me than Lone Star’s reporter, Miranda Phillips.

I know how desperately she wants me and this letter gives me all the reason I need to spend one night with the girl from the wrong side of town. One night in exchange for her tight investigative skills. And believe me, she’s tight, in more ways than one. One night. Because Miranda is trouble and being on the city council, as well as guardian to my younger brother and sister, means I can’t afford trouble.

Even if it comes packaged just the way I like.

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Ashley Bostock was born and raised in Colorado where she currently resides with her husband, two children, her dog and two cats.

She loves reading, writing, and music and is always trying to find more time in the day to incorporate all three. Seeking an outlet and pursuing her life-long passion for writing, she began composing her first novel in late 2013.

She has traveled all over the world, but still has an extensive list of places she would love to visit. Anywhere near a sky-blue ocean will always be at the top of that list.

She carries a Bachelor’s Degree in History with a concentration in Elementary Education from Metropolitan State College of Denver. While she loves children, she now fears teaching, which probably has something to do with being a stay-at-home mom.

Interesting Fact: Ashley has been to every Disney theme park in the world.

Excerpt

Brianna’s voice carried me out of my thoughts. Her brown hair was braided, resting on her shoulder and she wore white pajamas with little bunnies plastered all over the tops and bottoms. She stood close enough that I could smell her minty toothpaste.

“Hey Brianna?”

She looked down at her matching bunny slippers. Oh shit, here it comes.

“I was wondering about that lady…um, Miranda. Is she your girlfriend or anything?”

“What? No. Nothing like that,” I lied. A half-lie as she wasn’t my girlfriend at all. But considering all of the ways I wanted to use her body, she was something.

“Are you sure? Because the way you looked at her, well sometimes Adam…he, uh, looks at me that way in math class and I just thought, well I was hoping actually that when a boy looks at you that way, it means he likes you.”

I closed my eyes, bowing my head, letting it fall into my cupped hands on the raggedy kitchen table. Seriously? This is the kind of crap I didn’t know how to deal with! I didn’t know what was going on with Miranda and I, except in exchange for information, we were going to give in to our urges and sleep together. Only once.

Yes, I was more attracted to Miranda than any other female I had ever come across, but that didn’t make her girlfriend material. How do I explain all of that to a thirteen-year-old girl? Besides, even though I had a strict no-dating rule for their young ages, I didn’t want to hurt Brianna’s feelings by allowing her to think the boy she was so infatuated with didn’t share her feelings. She was my sister and as cute as she was now, she was going to grow up and become a real heart-breaker. I was fucked.

What in the hell do I do? I lifted my head and asked her to sit down.

“Listen to me, okay? As you can see, Miranda is very beautiful. I’m a guy, I take notice in that because it’s natural so that’s why I look at her that way. Adam probably thinks you’re beautiful too because you are, okay?”

“Okay. But I need to know if he likes me!”

“You’re thirteen, Brianna! It doesn’t matter. Look, I’m sorry. Yes, okay. If he was looking at you the way I was looking at Miranda, then yes, he likes you.”

Somehow I’m going to regret this later.

“Soooo, you like Miranda, then? Is she going to be your girlfriend?”

Not much later. Was I seriously having this conversation with my thirteen-year-old sister?

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Release Blitz: Crossing the Friend Zone by Kelly Eadon

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Crossing the Friend Zone
Kelly Eadon

Belmont Beach Brides #3

Published March 7th 2017

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From the author of The Wedding Date and The Family Man comes the final book in Kelly Eadon's Belmont Beach Brides series.

SHE PLANNED FOR EVERYTHING-EXCEPT HIM.


Fresh off a painful break-up, wedding planner Ainsley Slone is suffering from an acute case of "always the planner, never the bride." And she's over it. It's time for a break-to figure out how to let everything go and just have a little sexy fun. And she knows the perfect person to teach her how: irresistible manwhore Ryan Lawhill.

Their deal? No sex, just fun. It's the perfect plan--until the chemistry between them starts sparking like crazy. Ryan knows all too well that Ainsley's looking for a happily-ever-after, but he's always been keep-it-fun-or-it's-done. Yet the moment they cross The Friend Zone, all bets are off-and soon the ultimate player is the one playing for keeps.


About the Author

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Kelly Eadon is a romance writer living in Richmond, Virginia with her husband and a house full of rescue animals, aka "the kraken". She swears like a sailor and says whatever pops into her head. In order to counteract her big mouth, she wears high heels whenever possible. In her spare time she spins, kick boxes and attempts to renovate her farmhouse. She hates sanding drywall, loves to cook, drinks lots of wine, gets scary competitive at trivia, and enjoys time spent exploring with her rescued beagle mixes.

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Excerpt

She strode toward him and cupped his strong jaw between her two hands. “Thank you, Ryan. Thank you for coming to get me and not judging me and not making fun of me.”

She’d given him the perfect fodder, of course, by trekking up a mountain in the rain just to prove to herself she didn’t need him. It had been an attempt to convince herself she didn’t care, that his regret for the kiss hadn’t penetrated. All she’d done was prove how much she did need him after all.

“It was my fault.” His voice was thick, his eyebrows knit in contrition. It was a look she’d never seen on him before: real, genuine remorse.

“No.” It would be unfair to let him take the blame for this. “It was my decision, and it was a bad one. I don’t want to think about it anymore though. You and I? We need to learn to let the past go.”

There had to be a way forward for them. They couldn’t go back and change things, but they could learn to make better decisions in the future. She was willing to try to change, for Ryan. Hell, she had changed for him, hadn’t she? Old Ainsley would never have gone hiking in the rain. Much as she was loath to admit it, he’d gotten to her core.

She closed her eyes and inhaled the spicy scent of him, then closed the distance. This time she would be the one to kiss him. It would be an affirmation of the other night at the concert. She’d make him understand that it wasn’t a mistake. Nothing that had happened between them so far had been a mistake, there had been a purpose behind all of it. To her relief, his lips met hers hungrily and her grip around his neck tightened. She kissed him hard, their tongues tangling together.

She nearly sagged with relief. As he kissed her back, she could almost feel his walls and his reserve, his sarcasm and his jokes, melting between them. He was opening up to her, showing her parts of himself he normally kept closed off.

He let out a low growl, then pulled back to stare at her. Her heart pounded in her ears as she met his gaze. There was a vulnerability there she’d never seen before. She almost smiled. Griffin was right, she’d had a thing or two to teach Ryan about relationships after all. It had just taken him a bit to catch on.

Keep kissing me.

As if he could read her mind, as if kicking down the last of the emotional walls that divided them, he lifted her, cupping her butt in his hands. She wrapped her legs around his waist as he tilted his head toward her and kissed her again. This time his tongue stroked hers, massaging and caressing.

A shiver ran through her and she moaned into his mouth. It was a shiver of desire, of expectation. The cold and the wet had melted completely away, as if kissing Ryan had cocooned her in a protective bubble. She didn’t care about anything other than him and the fact that they were suspended in this moment together. It was real. He was real. And, for the first time, she was pretty sure they were real together.

He pressed her against the van and his mouth trailed down to her throat. Her head fell backward and sensation throbbed inside of her as he found the hollow of her throat. He sucked gently, sending a tsunami of need through her body. For the first time she was sure that he saw her, all of her. They’d let go of their pride and ego to be in this moment together.

She eased away from his mouth and held his gaze. He looked at her longingly and gave a small, crinkled smile. It was more boyish, more filled with hope than she’d ever seen him.

Suddenly she was filled with resolve. They should get out of here. Go somewhere more...private. Comfortable. Because she knew exactly what they both wanted to come next.

Impulsively, she reached out and placed her thumb on his bottom lip. “You have a great mouth.”

He used his teeth to graze her thumb.

She gasped, her hips arching against him. He lowered his head, burying it in her neck. He nipped and licked at her neck, creating shocks of pleasure pain. After the past twenty four hours, the certainty in his touch meant more than words could.

“You smell amazing. And you have the softest skin,” he murmured.

Not that she minded those words. “I...um.” She swallowed hard. “It’s a special lotion.”

He pulled his head back and grinned at her. “Oh yeah? Let me guess, from Paris. Or handmade by oompah-loompahs.”

She slanted him a look. “I like you so much more when you’re not talking. I can think of much better things you could be doing with your mouth.”

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Holdfast
Kate Carter

Published December 14th 2016

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Once they’d do anything to keep her safe. Now they’ll do anything to kill her.

The discovery of a genetically twisted corpse on her latest stepfather’s ranch in the Badlands of Forsaken triggers a desperate and brutal race against time for eighteen-year-old con artist Ariel Tesla when her loving stepbrothers are turned into monstrous killers with a single purpose: to hunt Ariel down and destroy her.

Running for her life, the one person she can turn to for help is the last person in the galaxy she can trust, former mark Hale Carrow. She needs a ship to get off the planet, fast; he wants revenge on the girl who broke his heart.

To save the family she never thought she wanted, she’s going to have to gamble on the boy she betrayed, or no-one’s life will ever be the same.

And hers will be over.

About the Author

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Kate Carter writes science fiction and fantasy, and lives in the UK. You can stay up to date with Kate's books through her Amazon author page.

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