Friday, November 17, 2017

Cover Reveal: Respect by Aleatha Romig

   


 

   
Respect - An Infidelity Stand-alone Novel 
“The making of a man” Standing at what I believe is the precipice of my life, I, Oren Demetri, was too young to understand that it wasn’t and too old to imagine that it couldn’t be. The already hefty accumulation of my successes and failures, bravery and fears, and rewards and suffering, had brought me to this point. It was hard to contemplate the things I’d done, and yet, in reality I’d only begun to learn the possibilities.   I suppose that’s how it was for me at twenty-nine years of age on the brink of all I’d ever wanted without fully realizing the price I would pay. Yet in that moment, I knew there would be no cost too great or sacrifice I wouldn’t make. I had no idea how far-reaching that moment of self-discovery would be; because as the congregation’s murmurs quieted, bleeding into silence and allowing the thump of my heart to be the only sound I heard, I was a man filled with love and adoration, emotions in stark contrast to those I needed in the world I’d built or the one I was about to enter. Angelina Costello was my dream and now my reality. I’d worked diligently to move beyond the actuality of being a dockworker’s son to becoming a self-made, successful entrepreneur, all in an effort to earn the right to call her my own. I’d overcome servitude to others, collecting their paychecks and lowly praises, to being the one who signed the paychecks and offered the accolades when they were rightfully earned. The world was my oyster and walking toward me on the arm of her uncle was my pearl. I’d found her amongst the empty shells life had offered. There was no need to pry open another possibility. Angelina was all I wanted. Yet my path was uncharted. There was more for me to earn, lose, and willingly give. The top of that list was respect. 

This stand-alone novel may be read without reading the Infidelity series. From New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a stand-alone novel based from her beloved Infidelity series. With classic Aleatha Romig twists, turns, deceptions, and devotions, this new epic romantic thriller will delve into a world where family takes on new meaning and even the inhabitants are suspicious of the next chapter.   Have you been Aleatha'd? 

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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life! Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat. In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016. In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT. Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Cover Reveal: Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland

We are thrilled to bring you the next standalone novel from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Vi Keeland. SEX, NOT LOVE will release on January 15th, 2018

     
Model: Fabian Castro
Photographer: Rafael Catala
Cover designer: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative
    My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards. We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction. I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me. We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number. I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby. Our attraction hadn't dulled one bit. After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time. So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home. I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner. The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city. He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems. Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose? Nothing, I thought. It’s just sex, not love. But you know what they say about the best laid plans…   ADD TO GOODREADS    

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over eighty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in nineteen languages. She lives 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. 


 Other books from Vi Keeland: Standalone novels Beautiful Mistake Amazon eBook http://amzn.to/2uoeoJN iBooks http://smarturl.it/20x53a B&N http://smarturl.it/n8jey6 Kobo http://smarturl.it/1btxsz Egomaniac Amazon: http://smarturl.it/b1gi74 iBooks: http://apple.co/2fIsmvC B&N: http://smarturl.it/t4ohsv Kobo: http://smarturl.it/azmhq9 Bossman Amazon: http://amzn.to/2a8D5B6 iBooks: http://apple.co/25x2jyX B&N: http://bit.ly/29sL4H2 Kobo: http://bit.ly/29lW19I The Baller Amazon: amzn.to/1PBF2hG iBooks: http://bit.ly/iBooksBaller B&N: http:// bit.ly/BarnesBaller Kobo: http:// bit.ly/KoboBaller Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel) http://www.amazon.com/Left-Behind-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00OJM92LI/ Life on Stage series (2 standalone books) Beat http://www.amazon.com/Beat-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00ZOMUV12/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beat-vi-keeland/1121715501 https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/beat/id983959123 https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/beat-5 Throb http://www.amazon.com/Throb-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00SS2RYBU https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/throb/id948747986 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/throb-vi-keeland/1121112695 https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/throb-4 MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books) Worth the Fight http://www.amazon.com/Worth-Fight-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00FLG5B9S https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/worth-the-fight/id805540252 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-the-fight-vi-keeland/1117014180 http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/worth-the-fight Worth the Chance http://www.amazon.com/Worth-Chance-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00I2UKQOK https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/worth-the-chance/id813714461 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-the-chance-vi-keeland/1118634058 http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/worth-the-chance Worth Forgiving http://www.amazon.com/Worth-Forgiving-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00MWL78EG https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/worth-forgiving/id906130022?ls=1&mt=11 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-forgiving-vi-keeland/1120173153 http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/worth-forgiving The Cole Series (2 book serial) Belong to You http://www.amazon.com/Belong-You-A-Cole-Novel-ebook/dp/B00BUTCXLE/ https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/belong-to-you/id639401754 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/belong-to-you-vi-keeland/1114962845 http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/belong-to-you Made for You http://www.amazon.com/Made-You-A-Cole-Novel-ebook/dp/B00DPWVKS6 https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/made-for-you/id84550637 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/made-for-you-vi-keeland/1115883225 http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/belong-to-you Co-written novels Cocky Bastard Amazon: http://amzn.to/1LfN3fc iTunes: http://apple.co/1PffE2J B&N: http://bit.ly/1EjxNpY Kobo: http://bit.ly/1UxCSUO Stuck-Up Suit Amazon: http://amzn.to/1S3LnpZ iBooks: http://apple.co/1Qbwy57 B&N: http://bit.ly/29vrQhV Kobo: http:// bit.ly/1RJdUif Playboy Pilot Amazon: http://amzn.to/2d5I5rS iBooks: http://apple.co/1Wb06Cf Nook: bit.ly/2caXPEK Kobo: http://bit.ly/2cJDXO1 Mister Moneybags Amazon http://amzn.to/2oTaaHf Barnes & Noble http://smarturl.it/kx7h8m iBooks http://smarturl.it/3y1tuq Kobo http://smarturl.it/qqf5ho Dear Bridget, I Want You Amazon: ➜ http://amzn.to/2sGyJbZ iBooks: ➜ http://smarturl.it/y4x3xi B&N ➜ http://smarturl.it/o780mb Kobo: ➜ http://smarturl.it/kfgc6a Google: ➜ http://smarturl.it/7cvewu

Blog Tour: The Immortal Chronicles by Sloane Murphy


The Immortal Chronicles
by Sloane Murphy






Descent (#1) - currently on sale 0.99p/$1.29


Six hundred years after The Outbreak, the human population stand side by side with the Fae & the Vampyrs to stop the Demon King from starting a second Dark War.
Seventeen year old Adelaide Tate is in her last year of the Academy, with her eyes set on becoming part of the Red Guard.
Who cares that no female has ever joined?
When a dark force develops an unhealthy liking for her, Adelaide needs to fight for her life and figure out what makes her so different from the others. 
Betrayal. Fear. Anger. 
She must overcome it all in order to turn her world the right way around again. 
Adelaide has one choice. Accept the help offered to her by Xander Bane, or face the Demon Hoard alone. 

One thing is for sure. The descent will be bloody.


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Crash (#2)      

Addie 
In that one moment everything changed. Everything I thought I knew shattered with just a few words.
Who knew the truth could be so devastating.  I need to decide which side to take. But can I even trust myself?

Xander 
She's gone, but I'll scorch the earth to find her if that's what it takes. 
I'll call upon friend and foe for the battle that is to come. The fires of hell couldn't keep me from her and whoever thinks they can take what is mine, is going to regret it for all time.

One thing is for sure. The Crash could ruin us all.



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Soar (#3)      

There is only so much one person can endure before they break. There was nothing I ever wanted less than to be Princess at the Royal Court. After devastation rocked my whole world, the return of my mother doesn't seem like the dream it was supposed to be. I know how to be a warrior. I have no idea how to be a princess... With her whole world turned upside down, and her heart still broken, who will Addie be at the end of it all? Hearts can break, faith can plummet, but souls can Soar.

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Rapture (#4)    

Rapture, The Immortal Chronicles #4 The Final Installment I never wanted to lie to her, but I knew I couldn’t keep her safe if she knew. 
I hurt her, more than I ever wanted to and I have to live with that each day that I’m away from her. But one day she’ll know, that every day spent away from her was hell. 
Watching her move on. 
Watching her change. 
But it will all be worth it once she’s safe.
Even if she doesn’t know it, she is my Rapture.










Meet the Author


Hi everyone! I'm Sloane *waves*. I'm 27, a total book nerd with a penchant for travel and I probably use the words Dude & Awesomesauce far too often in real life.! I write mainly Paranormal Romance NA & YA, but I'll be branching out into other Romance genres too.

I was born and raised in Peterborough, England along with 2 sisters, 2 brothers and a plethora of cousins, I come from a REALLY big family! I'm one of the clumsiest people you'll ever meet, but I try to stay on my feet *haha*. I still live here with Mr M & our fur baby Arya.

Please don't be afraid to come and say hi! I don't bite I swear :)

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Review of Descent:

Okay so I started this book unsure of what to expect. All I knew was that some type of outbreak happened six hundred years ago and the world was never the same. Also the supernatural world exists with the human population which always makes me happy. I can  also say that I  read book one  through four in less than a week because I HAD to know what was going to happen. I honestly think the first book is definitely my favorite of the four. I loved the development of the characters and their relationships with one another and I love that Adelaide's goal for as long as she can remember is to become the first woman to enter into the Red Guard and Adelaide is a pure badass and I love it.

After an attack at the school and a lot of stuff goes down and we meet Kaden (who just happens to be the brother of Xander) and we get a really good sense of people's true natures and feelings and in a sense the side of right and wrong. People stand up and become some awesome people, while others betray people. One thing that bothered me with the tail of of this book leading into the next is the relationship between Xander and Adelaide. Adelaide doesn't know the full effect that Xander had in her life, but when we get his side of the story we learn that Xander has watched over her for a lot of years and somehow during that time gained a crush on  her and wants to develop a relationship with her, even though he keeps saying it is against the rules and it won't be allowed and it's forbidden, which doesn't get answered for us and we are left wondering what in the heck he's talking about.

My other favorite character that we meet in this book is Michael and the image of this guy is pure brilliance. He is probably my favorite character. In this book Kaden and Michael are on  the same side, but it really isn't the good side per say, they fell on the side of Cole the Demon King. The book ends with a great cliff hanger that after a bit I was pretty sure was coming, but I'm glad it was still a surprise and love the way it came out. 


                    
Incinerate

Review of Crash:

So first let me say that I truly did enjoy this series. However, I have some issues with the development of characters and their relationships. So we learn that at the end of book one  Addie was take by Cole and has a truly unpleasant meeting with  him.....like total douche. A person can only take so much before they break and what she has to endure is awful. On the flip side of that Xander is losing his shit because Addie has been taken and it's been awhile and he can't find her. Now while I can accept that, my biggest issue is the level of "love" that is supposed to be between Xander and Addie. First off he help (from afar) raise her....like ewww. And beyond that it's not like they were best friends or knew each other for a super long time, he just kind of came into her world and wouldn't leave. I just wish that maybe there would have been a bit more to develop their relationship if we were to truly take it as the earth shattering soul mate love that it is portrayed to be.   

Beyond that Addie gets a few shocks of her life in this book an after all the crap that Cole was putting her through, I was truly sorry for her to have to endure more. Again.....one person can only take so much before breaking. On the flip side Xander has hit wall after wall after wall after wall after wall and finally went to go see his brother Kade. Addie left such an impression on this group that they join forces with Xander to get her back and eventually a war is going to break  out. We also learn that Addie isn't human as everyone thought. She's part demon and part fae....which is pretty cool. And she is super powerful and for some reason her other powerful side is like an alter ego that lives in Addie's head. It gets to the point that Addie's other half trusts Cole over anyone....like an idiot and blindly follows him.  Addie tries to fight, but after the crap she went through she's getting weaker.

After the lead up to the war and a super super BIG shocker as well  as a history lesson that was interesting, I feel like the battle was super anti-climatic with the fight with Cole. The only exception for that is another super shocking event that took  place.  I honestly didn't see it coming. I found it interesting that our author would do this, because I was hoping for some more awkwardness and happenings with Kade, Addie and Xander. Overall, I did enjoy this book, I just had a few issues with relationship development.


               
Soul Fire

Review of Soar:

So the beginning of this book was horribly sad and I felt terrible for Addie and everything she was going through. I was honestly kind of hoping that something  would come about with Addie and Kade, because I just wasn't a fan of Xanders. I wanted to like him and I knew that I was supposed to, but he was just meh to me....and secretly I really wanted Addie with Kade. And I thought they were really going to get their chance.....and then Addie's mother stepped her food into the scene and OMG is that woman a horrid person. It became clear that Addie's life would no longer be her own and that she would have to go to court and learn to be a princess and the life that she once wanted was just a distant dream.

Addie is still grieving and slowly learning her new role (thankfully she has Michael) and life is completely new for her and her  mother is no use, while her step-father is like over joyed at her return. I  honestly for the the longest time thought he was going to be a bad guy, because it technically wasn't his daughter and he wife cheated on him and all, but no he actually was excited to have Addie in  the palace and as his "daughter." She learned very quickly though that the fae are not nice people and that is how little Sophie came to be in her life. I love the relationship there. It also became apparent that Addie was going to have to get married and had four suitors to chose from. I honestly could have been fine with three out of the four....the fourth one was an even bigger douche than Cole, if that's possible. I was very much okay with  Addie's final decision and interestingly enough I feel like that's sometimes the thinking of real royals and their weddings/arrange marriages and from that standpoint it wasn't horrible for me to see her with one of these guys, even though it wasn't her "soul mate."

At the very end of this after Addie get married a GIANT ASS BOMB is dropped in her lap and shocker of all shockers comes right into Addie's face and honestly.......did not see it  coming at all. And Addie is left with a HUGE choice to make and end to book three. lol

               
Soul Fire

Review of Rapture:

And so begins the final book to this series. So this final review was extremely hard for me to write because I can't and don't want to give anything away because it will take away from the previous books. So I'm going to try and do what I can without giving anything away.

So the shocker at the end of book three rolls over into book four. And a ripple effect takes place. The book took several interesting turns and Addie's choice from book three plays a huge part in this book  and I truly fall in love with this dude. Now technically speaking I still wanted Addie to end up with Kade, but as a runner up I am very much okay with her choice. He is very level headed and very understanding, while still laying  it out for her. I wanted this book to have more and less at  the same time. (Yeah I know that doesn't make a whole lot of sense). The parts that were short I wanted longer, I felt like they were just kind of thrown in. On the flip side some things took wayyy too long to work themselves out. Things that came to light really needed to stay dead and be gone and the reasons were stupid and I  wanted to smack a few people around.

Also in this book, Addie's life is in danger and on top of all the other drama happening they have to deal with that too. I was blown away at the ending of this book. It was not at all what  I was expecting, and the path to get to the end I felt was a little over the top. I felt like it was wrapped up in this pretty bow to make choices and decisions easier and I don't know for some reason  I wanted it to be messier in the end. Not blood and guts, but after everything Addie went through to get to that point, I just didn't want something super clean. But that's just my personal opinion. Overall, I did enjoy this book as well  as the series. For me it was uniquely different and because of that I truly enjoyed it. I just had a few little critiques here and there, but I highly recommend reading  this series because it is so worth it.



               
Soul Fire



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Release Day Blitz: A Very Married Christmas by Samantha Chase

We are so excited to be bringing you the release blitz for Samantha Chase's A VERY MARRIED CHRISTMAS! This is the perfect romantic read to get you in the holiday spirit - be sure to grab your copy today!

 

About A VERY MARRIED CHRISTMAS




She’s ready to deck the halls… But not with wedding decorations. For the most part, Melanie Harper has made her peace with her negative feelings toward Christmas. Thanks to her fiancĂ©, she’s even learned to enjoy the holiday. But that doesn’t mean she wants to share it with her wedding day! He’s dreaming of a white Christmas… Complete with a wedding! Ever since they first met, Josiah Stone has done his best to show Melanie how magical Christmas can be. He’s gotten her to participate in parades, decorate trees and even celebrate the holiday, but asking her to marry him on Christmas Eve just might be more than she’s ready for. Will this be a very Merry or very Married Christmas?


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“What?” she cried. Josiah knew he was taking a big risk in presenting this to her—after all, Melanie had grown up hating Christmas. Hell, he’d only gotten her to have some good feelings toward the holiday in the last two years! But he knew if she’d just give him a chance, he’d be able to prove to her how a Christmas wedding would be amazing. Jumping to his feet, he looked down at her shocked expression and did his best to keep his tone light and encouraging. “Just…hear me out, okay?” The look on her face said she would, but she certainly wasn’t happy about it. “What could be better than getting married during such a festive time of the year?” he began but didn’t give her a chance to reply. “Think about it—everything, everywhere is already beautifully decorated. Any place we go won’t require much from us because it will already be decorated! The Poinsettias, Christmas trees, the lights…all that work will be done for us.” “Josiah…” “And everyone will be in town already so there won’t be a need for them to make a separate trip.” “Who’s everyone? My dad is already here; he’s the only family I have and your family doesn’t live that far away. It’s hardly like they’d be making a huge sacrifice to come to town,” she countered. “But all of our friends will be here too. You know how most people we know tend to travel either before Christmas or after the new year because they love all the festivities here in town Christmas week.” Melanie let out a small sigh. “Look, I get what you’re saying. I really do. But…you know my feelings on Christmas.” He immediately sat back down at her side. “And we’ve come such a long way, Mel! When we first met, you hated the holidays and everything about them. But after that first Christmas here, you changed. You saw how it all wasn’t so bad and—admit it—you even enjoyed it.” She gave him a sour look. “I know that first Christmas was amazing but only because you made it that way for me. You went out of your way to make up for every single crappy Christmas I’d had since I was five!” “And what about last year?” he prodded. Another sigh. “You proposed last Christmas so of course that’s going to make for a great memory.” “So you see…” “But,” she quickly interrupted, “that doesn’t mean I want to get married during the month of December or anywhere near Christmas!” He silently admitted to himself that he knew there were going to be some challenges in getting Melanie to see his way of thinking, but he was kind of hopeful that she wouldn’t be quite this hostile toward the idea. How was he supposed to convince her that this could be good for them? Great, even? What could he possibly do to show her how wonderful a Christmas wedding could be?



   

About SAMANTHA CHASE:

Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Release Day Launch: Wicked Torture by J. Kenner

 




     Outwardly, Noah Carter is riding high as the tech world’s hottest new genius. Inside, he’s still reeling from the abduction of his wife and baby daughter eight years ago, and then the devastating discovery of his child’s body. For years, he kept up hope that his wife was alive, but now that she’s been declared legally dead, he’s thrown himself even more deeply into his work, cutting himself off from emotional ties because they just hurt too damn much. Then he meets Kiki Porter, an eternal optimist with a killer work ethic and dreams of fronting a band. And everything changes. Even though he tries his damnedest to fight it… Sexually, they are combustible together. But their true fire is emotional, though it is a slow to burn. But once it lights, it is all consuming. The relationship grows emotionally, the sex is hot, things are good. But just when it’s looking like they might have a real future together, the past comes back to haunt them. And Noah’s going to have to decide what he’s willing to give up for love … All Wicked Novels Stand Alone    



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 Time to heal. Somehow, though, he never found the enthusiasm. Or maybe that was just an excuse. Another way of punishing himself for walking away from the woman he loved in favor of the woman he’d owed. And since he’d never have either of them again, he needed to kick his own ass, pick up the pieces of his life, and start building something real. After all, there wasn’t a tech gadget he couldn’t design, build, or repair. So why was he so clueless when it came to his own damn life? It was time, and it would be easy. Painless even, because God knew Evie embodied everything he admired in a woman. Strength. Intelligence. Ambition. Humor. Beauty. She was as desirable as Lyle had promised and obviously enthusiastic. In other words, he was all out of excuses. He stood up, intending to tell her to lead the way. But the words that came out of his mouth shocked them both. “I’m sorry, Evie,” he said. “You’ve been wonderful, but I have an early meeting, and I should probably get home.” “Oh.” He’d surprised her as she was rising, and now she teetered awkwardly on her heels, as if his unexpected words would physically topple her. He reached out a hand to steady her, and for the briefest moment, he considered pulling her close and fighting his way past his hesitation. She was everything he should want in a woman—with the unfortunately insurmountable problem that she wasn’t what he wanted at all. Or, rather, she wasn’t who he wanted. Goddamn him. Goddamn his stupid, unrealistic fantasies. And while he was at it, goddamn Kiki, too. He was being an idiot and unfair, and he knew it. An idiot, because he’d made his choice to walk away from Kiki long ago, and he knew damn well that he’d shattered her in the process. Even if he could have seen his way clear to look her up after all these years, he’d forfeited his right to come crawling back. Unfair, because not ten minutes ago he’d been ready to take the plunge with Evie, and yet here he was, dodging and shifting like a damn coward, trying to swim up out of the deep black ocean of loss and pain. A familiar pain that wrapped him like a blanket, so cloying it was almost comfortable. And he knew damn well that there was only one way to fight it—he needed to take the girl to her room and try to fuck the darkness out of him. The way he’d done with countless other women. The way that never worked like it should. That only dulled the sharp edges of his pain, but added no light to the darkness. That wasn’t what he wanted. Not anymore. One of the reasons he’d moved to Austin was to heal, after all. To heal, and to break bad habits. Still, it was tempting, and it took more strength than he expected to shake his head again and say very gently, “I really am sorry. I’m not … ready.” She’d been polite enough not to mention the tragedy in his past, but he was certain that Lyle must have at least told her that he’d lost his wife and daughter. Hopefully, that softened the blow of rejection. She’d regained her footing, and now she stepped back, her forehead creased as her eyes flicked over him, expertly assessing him as she would a witness. “It’s been almost nine years, I’m told.” The sharp edge of her voice sliced his heart. So much for softening the blow. “If you don’t get ready soon, I can’t help but think you’re going to end up sad and alone.” With a thin, sympathetic smile, she turned and walked away, leaving him to watch her go and wonder at her perceptiveness. Because she was right. He was going to end up sad and alone. Hell, he already was.

     


J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres. Known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been praised by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.” A five time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy). Her books have sold over three million copies and are published in over twenty languages. In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas. She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Cover Reveal: Shelter and Escape by Jay Crownover

   

From New York Times Bestselling author Jay Crownover comes the next two standalone titles in her Getaway series, SHELTER and ESCAPE! And that’s not all! RETREAT, the first standalone title in the Getaway series, is on sale for the first time ever! You can grab your copy for just $.99 for a limited time only. So check out the amazing covers below, and order your copies today!

   

About SHELTER (Coming 12/26/17):

His life is chaos and confusion. It’s a storm of uncertainty and raging emotion.

Sutton Warner is a mess. Everything in his life feels like it’s unraveling.

He’s let a lot of people down lately, including his daughter. Sutton always promised his little girl he would never disappoint her and that he would always be there when she needed him. Until he wasn’t.

The truth is, he’s used to disappointing the women in his life. First was his mother who couldn’t find a reason to stick around when he was growing up. Then there’s his ex. The woman who takes unbridled delight in making his life incredibly complicated. Luckily, his daughter is still young enough to believe her old man is some kind of hero. But, he knows the day is coming when she realizes the truth, that he’s just a man with some serious flaws and a list of ever-growing weaknesses.

Finally, there’s the woman he’s desperately trying to forget with every shot tossed back and each pill popped.

He more than disappointed Emrys…he almost got her killed.

Her love is steady and sure. It’s a shelter shaped by conviction and silent assurance.

Emrys Santos is lost. Everything in her life feels pointless and futile.

She’s been busy running away from her feelings and all the people who love her the most—including her best friend, the one person who knows exactly what she’s been through. They promised to always stick together and to lean on one another. It was a promise Em had to break so she could lick her wounds and figure out her next move. For once, there is no easy way out of the tangled web of emotions she’s caught up in, and right now, she recognizes that all roads lead back to Wyoming…and back to Sutton.

The man she nearly got killed.

Shelter is a standalone novel, the second book in the Getaway series, which features the hardheaded and brokenhearted Warner brothers and the women who dare to love them. These boys are very good at putting the wild in wilderness.

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About ESCAPE (Coming 1/30/18):

Everything inside of him is screaming that he needs to run, he needs to go, he needs to escape.

Lane Warner is used to being overshadowed and overlooked.

After all, he’s the youngest brother and the most laid back one in the family. He’s the one known for going with the flow and not making waves, even when things seem to be at their worst.

Very few things in life have had the ability to rile Lane up and get under his skin. At the top of that list is his childhood friend Brynn Fox…no…Brynn Warner. The fact that they share a last name was the one thing that has the power to light him up and spin him out of control like no other. There was no calm, cool and collected when it comes to all the reasons why Brynn had to become part of his family.

It’s slowly killing him to keep wanting what he can’t have, so Lane sees only one way to stop himself from doing something they’ll both regret…he has to leave.

Everything inside of her is calling out to find him, to follow, to bring him home.

Brynn Warner is used to being stuck between a rock and a hard place.

After all, she’s the daughter of an unrepentant gold-digger who never once blinked at being the cause of her daughter’s pain and suffering.

Very few things in her life have ever brought happiness and a sense of security. At the very top of that list is Lane Warner. She has unwaveringly loved the youngest Warner since the first minute she laid eyes on him. He was everything Brynn ever wanted and everything she knew she could never have.

Sometimes the right choice is the one that hurts the most and Brynn’s had to make a few that felt like they might be the end of her.

When Lane takes off, one thing is clear, the only choice Brynn has is to go after him.

She’s going to bring her wayward cowboy home….whatever it takes.

Escape is a standalone novel, the third book in the Getaway series, which features the hardheaded and brokenhearted Warner brothers and the women who dare to love them. These boys are very good at putting the wild in wilderness.

   

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About Jay Crownover:

Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, the Point Series, the Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.      


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