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Release & Review Blitz: The Setup by Rachel Van Dyken

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The Setup, an all new contemporary romance by #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken, is LIVE!

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The first day she was sitting by herself — I felt sorry for her. After all, it couldn’t be easy wrangling all the testosterone at Wingman Inc as one of the only female office managers.

The second day she literally counted her carrots during break — she had seven by the way, right along with seven sips of her drink in between taking seven tiny little bites of the first carrot.

Now I’m not one to brag, or maybe I am, but math and science fascinate me, so do problems. And this woman screamed puzzle from the way she ducked her head every time anyone looked at her, to the way she counted food and tapped the table when she didn’t think anyone was watching.

I’d like to think I took pity on her that day when, in fact, she was the one that took pity on me and asked if I needed a friend. She assumed I had a learning disability since I’d been staring so damn hard.

Things would have ended there, except, my bosses need someone to test the new Wingman App and since I was the only single guy on the floor — I was nominated, right along with the only single woman, the same one who thinks I need to use my fingers to count.

Apparently rumors of my sexcapades throughout college reached even her ears, because she wants nothing to do with me, which makes beta testing a bitch. I have thirty days to win her over and prove myself to my bosses.

One thing’s for certain, I’m going to have to buy a hell of a lot of carrots.

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About Rachel:

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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5 STAR Review

I hate to say it…but I think RVD saved the best for last. I loved every minute of Finn and Jillian’s story. I loved falling in love with them. I loved watching them fall in love. I loved getting to see everything from start to finish.

Finn is everything you could want in a man. He’s smart, wealthy, and sexy. He has it all, at least appearance wise. Finn has a huge secret, one that will leave you wondering how is the heck a man like him can keep it to himself.

Jillian wants to do right. She wants to follow the rules. She wants to get the promotion she’s worked so hard for, but there might be something standing in her way…or someone.

Jillian and Finn have the most amazing chemistry. I loved seeing them together.

I couldn’t have asked for a better couple to wrap this series up. I hope we get more from them in the future.

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HUNKY HEARTBREAKER by Kendall Ryan – REVIEW & EXCERPT

 



 

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan comes a new story in her Whiskey Kisses series…

Everything’s bigger in Texas.

And that includes Duke Wilder’s sexual appetite.

Together with his twin brother, he runs a whiskey distillery, and when their business takes off—suddenly he’s got it all. Success. Money. Family. But he doesn’t have a woman to share it with.

When Valentina storms into his life, her presence is only supposed to be temporary. She’s a feisty attorney hired to help clean up his company’s recent legal mess. He never counted on her being the one to turn his whole world upside down.

After spending most of his life living in the shadow of his brother, Duke has something to prove, and he’s not about to let this distraction get in the way of his plans, no matter how hot things get.

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  “Good morning, darlin’. Could I interest you in some breakfast sausage?” The woman turned, her long, dark curls swinging around her shoulders. A look of disgust quickly washed over her face as her eyes locked on my bulge. “Ay dios mio, you’ve got to be f#cking kidding me,” she muttered, immediately taking her briefcase from the counter and marching to the front door, her red-bottomed heels clacking loudly on the hardwood. “What’s the matter?” I asked, stumbling after her. “Last time I do a favor for a friend,” she said under her breath, slamming the front door shut behind her. Favor. Friend. Beautiful woman in a pencil skirt. Charlotte’s hotshot lawyer friend from Los Angeles. Oh f#ck. “Hey, uh, Valencia, wait up!” I burst through the door to find her paused on the top step of the porch. She turned sharply to look me dead on, the fire in her eyes enough to burn me straight through. “It’s Valentina,” she spat, crossing her arms and cocking her hip to the side. “Valentina, right. My mistake. Listen, I’m really sorry about all this. We were out late last night for—” “For the opening, I know. I was supposed to be there, but something came up at work. So instead, I got my ass onto a last-minute redeye to make it in time for our meeting this morning, but clearly you had other things in mind,” she said, her eyes flitting to my quickly-softening cock before turning again to leave. “No, please, don’t go. This is completely unprofessional, I know—” “That’s the understatement of the century.” “But I promise, if you give me a chance, we can turn this meeting around.” “Is it still a meeting when one person shows up with his dick out?” “Oh, trust me, sweetheart, if my dick was out, you’d know it.” “Sure, as long as I brought a magnifying glass with me.” I paused, standing up a little straighter. She squared her shoulders, and our eyes locked, the tension between us thick enough to cut with a knife. If we were going to make this work, I knew I had to be the one to budge. But dammit if this woman didn’t make me want to blow my lid. “Look, I’m sorry. Please stay. If not for me, then for Luke and Charlotte.” Valentina sighed and put a hand on her hip. “Fine. Put some goddamn pants on first, and then we’ll talk.”       A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras Subscribe to Newletter Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads | Amazon Author Page    

5 STAR Review by Jodi for Ruby Red Romance Review

I can’t begin to tell you how much I loved this story. I’ve come to fall in love with the Wilder family. Now we get to see Duke in action. I think my ovaries exploded while reading this book. It’s a quick little story, but it packs a punch. Duke was sweet, cocky, full of himself, but loving. I loved getting to watch Duke fall in the best of ways.

Valentina was great. I loved her sass, her wit, and her heart. I could see her walls crumbling even when she didn’t want them too. This story was just want I needed, but didn’t know I wanted. I loved these two and I hope and pray we get more from them in the future.

Please check out this awesome story. As with all of Kendall Ryan’s books, this one was steamy, sexy, and had just enough sweetness. I loved it from start to finish. I loved getting to see some old characters as well. Please check out Hunky Heartbreaker.

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RELEASE BLITZ and REVIEW: Scoundrels & Scotch by Alta Hensley

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I’ll stop at nothing to own her.
I’m a collector of dolls.
All kinds of dolls.
So beautiful and sexy, they become my art.
So perfect and flawless, my art galleries are flooded by the wealthy to gaze upon my possessions with envy.
So fragile and delicate, I keep them tucked away for safety.
The dark and torrid tales of Drayton’s Dolls run rampant through the rich and famous, and all but a few are true.
Normally I share my dolls for others to play with or watch on display.
But not my special doll.
No, not her.
Ivy is the most precious doll of all.
She’s mine. All mine.
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Alta Hensley is a 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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Book Review

5 Star Review

I love this book. I love Victor and Ivy. They are amazing together. Ivy was hesitant to take the job offer as a Drayton Doll. She had seen what it took to be a doll in her previous job, so she wasn’t sure this was a good fit for her. But needing money, she knew she had to do this.

Victor knows there is something special about Ivy, this is why he asks her to be a doll. Victor has high expectations to be one of his dolls but feels Ivy is the perfect fit. Ivy feels she’s not the best doll, but she does everything possible to be what Victor wants. Something shifts for Victor at Ivy’s first show. Victor wants Ivy and that’s something he hasn’t wanted for a long time.

I’m not saying anymore about the story itself. I enjoyed this story. I read it in about 3 hours. Once I started I couldn’t put it down. I thought the idea of live dolls was kind of odd at first, but I got over that. This book is hot, sexy, and exciting. I hope you will all check it out. I can’t wait for the next book in this series.

 

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RELEASE BLITZ and REVIEW: Almost Paradise by Christie Ridgway

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Return to beautiful Crescent Cove in the fourth installment in this sexy, tender series…Almost Paradise by Christie Ridgway IS AVAILABLE NOW!

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Photojournalist and die-hard wanderer Gage Lowell plans a little R & R in Crescent Cove, the place of idyllic childhood summers. Beach House No. 9 seems like a great place to relax after his latest harrowing adventure and he plans to surprise old friend and current pen pal, Skye Alexander, who manages the beachside properties. Though the last time they’d met in person they’d been kids, her communications over the years have kept him in touch…and sometimes saved him from his dark demons. But upon arrival, Skye doesn’t seem all that happy to make his re-acquaintance…
Skye knows it’s nuts not to be eager to spend time with the hard-bodied, ultra-sexy Gage. But it’s clear he sees her as just a friend and she might be thinking of him in a little more…uh, intimate terms. And then there’s the subject of secrets. Clearly he’s holding one back and she has them of her own. But the way he smiles at her…then the way he kisses her…can she open herself up to him in order to discover just how close to Paradise the two of them might come?
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About the Author:

Christie Ridgway is a California native and author of over forty-five contemporary romances. A six-time RITA finalist and USA Today bestselling author, she writes sexy, emotional reads starring determined heroines and the men who can’t help but love them. She has a Career Achievement award from RT Book Reviews and twice has received their Reviewer’s Choice award for best contemporary romance of the year. Married to her college sweetheart, Christie lives in Southern California in a house filled with boys and pets. She writes as an escape from sports equipment, football on TV, and dog hair.
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Book Review

5 Star Review

I want to start this review by saying I’m extremely sad to see this series end. I have loved all the books in this series. Christie Ridgway has done an amazing job making these characters feel real. Like all books in this series, we are back at Crescent Cove and Beach House No. 9. Gage is has come to the Cove for his brother’s wedding. Gage is looking forward to rest and catching up with childhood friend Skye. Skye has helped Gage through so much by sending him letters. The only problem is, they both have secrets. Things that haunt them both. Neither wants to talk about them. In the end, they have to decide if they can come clean and move on or let the past define them.

This story also has a second couple, Polly and Teague. Polly has a thing for her best friend, but Teague doesn’t see it until it’s almost too late. I like seeing them get their HEA.

I hope you will check this story out. I have fallen in love with these characters. I feel like I’m emotionally invested in these characters. These stories are emotional and realistic. While I’m sad to see this series end, I’m excited to see what Christie Ridgway has to come in the future.

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RELEASE BLITZ and REVIEW – HOT SEAL Bride by Lynn Raye Harris

 

Title: HOT SEAL Bride
A Hostile Operations Team Series Standalone
Author: Lynn Raye Harris
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: January 16, 2018

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A new standalone romance from New York Times Bestselling
Author Lynn Raye Harris. Sexy, action-packed, and thrilling!
Sold to the highest bidder…
For the past fourteen years, Princess Antonella Rossi has
been a virtual prisoner. She has no friends, no fun, and she’s not allowed to
leave her aunt and uncle’s Virginia compound without an escort.
But today is her wedding day. A rich sheikh has bought her
virginity, and with it her freedom. Any hope of independence Ella’s ever
cherished will disappear the instant she faces him across the altar. With time
running out and the wedding party gathering, Ella seizes the opportunity to run
as far and fast as she can.
Navy SEAL Cash “Money” McQuaid isn’t looking for trouble,
but trouble always seems to find him. This time trouble is five foot four and
wearing a wedding dress. Rescuing a runaway princess has consequences though,
and with his face plastered on the evening news and his career on the line, he
realizes there’s only one way out of this mess—he has to marry her!
It’s a marriage in name only, just until he can clear his
name and win Ella the freedom she seeks. But shacking up with a gorgeous virgin
isn’t as easy as it seems, especially when the sparks snapping between them are
hotter and more dangerous than anything Cash has ever experienced. By the time
he realizes it’s too late to resist his virgin bride, an unseen enemy is intent
on taking her away from him.
Cash is gonna need all his skills—and his friends on the
Hostile Operations Team—in order to rescue his princess bride and give her the
happily-ever-after she deserves.
The Hostile Operations Team is a covert military Black Ops
unit. Their motto is Where None Dare. H.O.T. operators come from all branches
of the military. The only criteria for membership: they must be the best of the
best!
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lynn Raye Harris burst onto the scene when she won a writing contest held by Harlequin. A former finalist for the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award and the National Readers Choice Award, Lynn lives in Alabama with her handsome former military husband and two crazy cats. Lynn writes about hot military heroes, sizzling international billionaires, and the women who dare to tame them. Her books have been called “exceptional and emotional,” “intense,” and “sizzling.” To date, Lynn’s books have sold over 2 million copies worldwide.

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Book Review

5 Star Review

I am in love with this story. I love Cash and Ella. This book is crazy and a romantic. I love how hard these two fight what they feel for each other. Cash being a former SEAL has always given crap to the guys that fall head over heels in love, now it’s his turn to see how it feels. Ella has been locked away in her aunt and uncles home for years. She doesn’t know what it means to be free. Having to face an arranged marriage wasn’t something she wanted, so she ran. A chance encounter brings these two together. But stubbornness may tear them apart.

This is the first book in this series that I have read, but it was amazing. I’m so excited to go back and read these books from the beginning. Lynn Raye Harris is a new author to me, but I’m so excited to read more. This story was very well written and kept me wanting more. I honestly could not put this story down. I love how we get a glimpse of the other characters lives throughout. I didn’t feel like I was missing huge parts. Some stories when you catch them halfway through a series you miss things. Not this book. I hope you will all check out this book and this series.

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Release Blitz and Review: UNDER THE LIGHTS by Tia Louise

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“Tia Louise goes darker, amping up the suspense and turning up the heat.”

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Under the Lights, book one in the thrilling, white-hot second-chance Bright Lights Duet from USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise is LIVE!

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Heroes don’t last long around here…

Fall in love with the sexiest girl in New Orleans?

Check.

Prepare to die for her?

Double-check.

Larissa is the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen.

She’s the rising star of the Pussycat Angels, the hottest burlesque show in the French Quarter.

I’ll never forget the first time I saw her.

The curve of her breast outlined by sparkling rhinestones.

Slim hips wrapped in black fishnets.

Long, dark hair…

She’s the Dark Angel who stole my heart.

Her body is intoxicating, our love overwhelming.

Cat eyes and blood red lips.

Sizzling fingers on white-hot skin.

I couldn’t keep my hands off her…

But her fame had a dark side,

A sinister shadow lurking under the lights.

I would do anything to save her…

He would do anything to see me dead.

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Tia Louise is the USA Today best-selling, award-winning author of When We Touch, the “One to Hold” and “Dirty Players” series, and co-author of the #4 Amazon bestseller The Last Guy.

She loves all the books (as long as they have romance), all the chocolate (as long as it’s dark), strong coffee and sparkling wine.

After being a teacher, a book editor, a journalist, and finally a magazine editor, she started writing love stories and never stopped.

Louise lives in the Midwest with her trophy husband, two teenage geniuses, and one grumpy cat.

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Book Review

5 Star Review

I’m in love with Under the Lights. Tia Louise is one of my favorite authors. She has knocked it out of the park with this book. This book is sexy, suspenseful, and has all the feels. Tia never fails to give her all in every book she rights.

Larissa is a sweet, innocent woman, but she is smart to the ways not only of the streets but the world. She knows the ways of the world and has protected herself as best she can. But one simple mistake can make all that fall apart. Mark is the man who breaks that armor down, but fate has other ideas.

This book does end with a cliffhanger and thank God, the next book comes out soon. This book is truly amazing. It is dark and contains violence, but the words and love expressed in this book will make you come back for more. Friends, please, if you don’t read any other book in 2018, please pick up Under the Lights.

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RELEASE BLITZ and REVIEW: Barreled Over by Jenna Sutton

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The wait has FINALLY come to an end…
It’s time to tap Barreled Over, the first in the new Trinity Distillery Series by Jenna Sutton!

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Ava Grace Landy’s music career is humming along until a shakeup at her label jeopardizes her recording contract and curses her with the world’s worst boss. Determined to satisfy him, she partners with Trinity Distillery to access a larger male audience. To her surprise, she’s the one who’s satisfied—by none other than Jonah Beck, the gorgeous, yet gruff man behind the bourbon.

No doubt about it, bourbon runs in Beck’s blood. But it’s audacious Ava Grace who makes it run hot. When she signs on as the spokesperson for his craft distillery, he doesn’t plan on hoisting her onto an oak barrel and rocking the rickhouse. Though he’s convinced their lives don’t mix—like a terrible cocktail—he can’t keep his hands off the alluring country star.

Ava Grace and Beck try to keep their intoxicating relationship private, but the glare of her fame is too bright, revealing secrets they both want to remain hidden. With a spotlight shining on his tumultuous past, their future is at risk. Now they must decide if being together is worth sacrificing the career she loves and the company he’s poured his heart and soul into.

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About Jenna

Jenna Sutton is the author of the Riley O’Brien & Co. romances. She is a former award-winning journalist who traded fact for fiction when she began writing novels. Surprisingly, the research she conducted for her articles provided a lot of inspiration for her books. Jenna has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Texas Christian University and a Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University. She and her husband live in Texas in a 105-year-old house affectionately known as “The Money Pit”.

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Book Review

5 Star Review

I’m new to Jenna Sutton, but I absolutely loved this book. I love Ava Grace. She is a country superstar who is helping promote Trinity Bourbon. This is where she meets Beck. The chemistry between these two is off the charts from the beginning. Unfortunately, when we try hard to keep things a secret they always come out.

I’m so excited for this series and to see where it goes. The characters were well developed and strong. I loved the banter between all the characters. Jenna did an amazing job with this story and I look forward to reading more from her.

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WICKED TORTURE by J. Kenner – Review & Excerpt Tour

 

 

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 …

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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.

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RELEASE BLITZ and REVIEW: The Rivalry by Nikki Sloane

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This tight end is at the top of his game.

He’s good with his hands, even better with his sexy mouth, and the best at making me forget my own name. His—ahem—stats are perfect.

But I can’t fall for him.

He might be everything I want, all rolled into a glorious package of gridiron god, but there’s one teeny-tiny problem. The vile, loathsome team I’ve spent my entire life hating—my beloved school’s arch-rival?

This guy is their star player.

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About the Author:

Nikki Sloane landed in graphic design after her careers as a waitress, a screenwriter, and a ballroom dance instructor fell through. For eight years she worked for a design firm in that extremely tall, black, and tiered building in Chicago that went through an unfortunate name change during her time there. Now she lives in Kentucky and manages a team of graphic artists. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, is married with two sons, writes dirty books, and couldn’t be any happier.

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Nikki Sloane is an amazing author. This book far exceeded my expectations. I love the story of Jay and Kayla. I love how they were able to overcome adversity to be together. Kayla took a little longer than Jay, but I seriously love how when she fell, she fell hard.

This story was fun. I love football so it was right up my alley. I enjoyed the interaction between Kayla and Jay in the beginning. Her intimidating guys due to her football knowledge was hilarious. This whole story kept me entertained and wanting more. I want more Jay and Kayla in the future. I think we will need follow up books with the babies!!! Please check this story out. You will not be disappointed.

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Review Tour: Love Bites by Amanda Lanclos and Skye Turner

Title: Love Bites
Author: Amanda Lanclos and Skye Turner
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: November 15, 2017
“Completely hilarious. I cannot wait for people to read this book. Georgia and Spencer are a beautiful hot mess that you cannot help but cheer for!”

 


 

Georgia is determined to find love though so far her quest has been an epic fail. After a revolving door of dates with men met at bars and online dating sites and having one miss after another, she gives something new a whirl… speed dating. 

Spencer is not a believer in love and romance though he makes his living by attempting to provide others with the relationships they desire. 

Fed up with the train wreck of her dating life, Georgia propositions Spencer in a drunken rage, never expecting he’ll agree. Only he does…

Amidst disastrous dates, awkward intimate moments, and just getting to know each other, feelings blossom… but will Georgia and Spencer click?

Is Spencer just the ticket to ending Georgia’s detailed history of love bites or will ice cream remain her only love?!

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Amanda Lanclos resides in the lovely state of Louisiana just a short drive from Death Valley aka Baton Rouge. When she isn’t head deep into a book she is spending time either blogging, writing, or being a mommy to two beautiful blonde headed blue eyed babies. Amanda never expected to be a writer, but one day that all changed when she saw a picture of a military man with both of his legs taken from an IUD in a war, and that is where her inspiration came for her very first novel Irreparable. With three books already out in the series she is working on the next as well as a Christian Romance about how to overcome grief and blaming yourself. Contact Amanda, because she loves to hear from her readers! Email: authoramandalanclos@gmail.com





Skye Turner is an avid reader and an editor turned International Bestselling author of sexy southern romance. Her books are sexy and can be sweet, but they’re always filled with southern heat. All of her books are based in or visit her home state of Louisiana and her love of her home is evident in every word.
She attended Southeastern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University where she majored in Mass Communications, centering her studies in Journalism. Unfortunately life intervened and she made the choice to leave her studies. 

She lives in small town Louisiana with her husband, 2 children, and 8 fur babies.

When she’s not chained to her laptop pounding out sexy stories she can usually be found playing Supermom, reading, gardening (playing in the dirt), snuggling with her rescued animals, listening to music and dancing like a fool, or catching up on her family oriented blog. 

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Love Bites was a sexy, LOL book that I fell in love with. Georgia has to be one of the most unlucky girls when it comes to dating. After multiple failed attempts Georgia is ready to give when she give speed dating a try! She meets Spencer, who runs Love Click.

I loved this story. The story is full of comedy. The interaction between Georgia and Spencer is not only hilarious but off the charts hot. The story itself is wonderfully written. I truly enjoyed this story and I know you will as well.