Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Cover Reveal - The Intern by Serena Akeroyd




Title: The Intern
Author: Serena Akeroyd
Genre: MM Romance
Cover Design: Paul Stevens
Photo: Wander Aguiar
Model: Lucas Loyola
Release Date: December 15, 2020


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Devlin 
Sex comes with a price tag. 
One I’m quite willing to pay. 
In fact, I prefer it. 
It’s easier that way, and in my life, I prefer ease. Prefer for most things to be transactional. 
So when the intern disrupts my day, I’m not happy about it. I have a dark and dirty little secret he knows about. One that could destroy my reputation in a world where reputation is everything. 
That makes him dangerous. 
He could ruin me professionally, wreck my life, but the touch of his mouth to mine, the feel of him in my arms—they’re all I can think about. 
I’m intoxicated. 
Drunk on him, when I’ve always been sober. 

Micah 
I’m gay. 
The freedom in admitting that is intoxicating. Enough to make me feel drunk with the relief of finally being myself. 
But what feels better? 
Devlin. 
He’s my boss. He holds my future in his hands in more ways than he knows, but he isn’t as free as I am. Doesn’t have the same freedom I do to own up to what he is. 
Because of that, I know I’m losing him. 
I can feel us becoming DOA. 
But is he worth fighting for when he won’t admit what I am to him? What we mean to one another? 
I guess you’ll have to read on to find out… 

THE INTERN is a standalone contemporary MM romance, with an easter egg for fans of Serena Akeroyd’s novels.







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EXCERPT

What I discerned from his emails was that he was smart, polite, instinctual, not in the habit of complaining about a workload he couldn’t have anticipated, and eager. 
But I’d known that already, hadn’t I? 
I almost shuddered at the thought, the same as I almost shuddered again when I looked at him. 
He was beautiful. 
Absolutely fucking beautiful. 
I’d never thought a man could be that. Not because I believed in outdated stereotypes or that beauty was a woman’s domain and not a guy’s. But because I looked to men for certain things, and appearances rarely mattered. 
In the dark, all sins were covered. 
Scars, tattoos, zits, the places I frequented when I was in a mood hid all those from sight. 
I went to dark rooms to be fucked. For the adrenaline rush. For the release. For the freedom to be me, a ‘me’ who could only ever be allowed out amid the shadows. For the danger. No holes barred, no rules... liberation in its purity. 
So, no, men to me weren’t about looking for some eye candy to drool over. If they had a cock, my ass was ready to be reamed. Simple as. 
But Micah proved me wrong. 
Green eyes that were like glass, skin like cream, lips that were pillowy and reminded me of exactly why being sucked off by him was delicious... 
For a second, he was all I saw. In the cheap suit that was surprisingly smart, in the colors that offset his hair and skin tone, that made his eyes pop even greener in the light from the wall of windows behind me... It was like some mystical creature had wandered through my doors. 
Then Sadie cleared her throat, drawing my attention her way. 
I blinked, spied her confusion, and beamed a smile at her. It was her turn to blink, before she licked her lips and a little breathily asked, “Would you like coffee, sir?” 
“Please. What would you like to drink?” 
“Sadie knows my preferences. Thank you,” Micah said to me, before casting her a look that encompassed his gratitude to my receptionist. 
Something had changed in his posture, flittering from nerves at being called into my office—interns were so beyond my radar this meeting was a joke—to agitated. 
He twisted to watch Sadie go, saw her peer back at me with a fleeting glance that spoke of her crush on me, and the next time he glanced my way, I saw his pique. 
Understood it. 
What stunned me was that I wasn’t mad...






AUTHOR BIO


Born in England, Serena Akeroyd is a true romance bookaholic. As a reader she will not touch a book unless she knows it has a happy ending, which makes her write the endings that your heart craves! This addiction, made her want to craft stories to suit her voracious need for steamy, sexy romance. She loves to write stories with plots twists, alpha sexy men, dark humor, and hot AF love scenes. Some are darker than others as she has a taste for the weird and the unexpected. 

She writes MF, Menage and Reverse Harem (also known as Why Choose romance) in both con-temporary and paranormal. But she has recently decided to concentrate more on contemporary MF stories, mainly with A Dark and Dirty Sinners’ MC Series and The Filthy Feckers Series.


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Pre-order Blitz - Fighter's Heart by A. Rivers




Title: Fighter's Heart
Series: Crowne MMA Romance #1
Author: A. Rivers
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: December 7, 2020


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Lena
I never meant to become the go-to P.R. girl for the biggest jerks in professional sports.
Unfortunately, I built a reputation for turning douchebags into superstars, and now I’m stuck.
When I’m assigned to work with a guy accused of hitting his girlfriend, enough is enough.
I know all about men like Jase ‘The Wrangler’ Rawlins, and I have the emotional scars to prove it.
Mouthy, conceited, and hot as f*ck, he’s used to getting his way.
I want nothing to do with him, but my boss makes an offer I can’t refuse.
My dreams are finally within reach, and the more I get to know Jase, the more I wonder if I’ve gotten him completely wrong.
He may be bossy and infuriating, but he’s hiding a heart as massive as his ego.
Can I let go of the past and trust the feelings growing between us when my career is on the line?

Jase
Trouble is nothing new for an MMA bad boy like me, but this time I’m in too deep and can’t get out.
At least, not without help.
That’s where Lena LaFontaine comes in.
All buttoned-up blouses and ass-hugging skirts, she’s a distraction I don’t need, but she’s also the only one who can make my problems go away.
She wants to hate me. I’m not going to let that happen.
I never expect the way I ache to taste her pouty lips and claim her for my own.
My life is on the verge of imploding, and when it does, I’m not sure if I’ll emerge as a champion or be imprisoned for a crime I didn’t commit.
I won’t drag her down with me, but when push comes to shove, I don’t know if I can give her up, either.

Fighter's Heart is a standalone MMA romance with a cocky alpha hero and a sassy heroine who knows how to keep him in check. It has a HEA, no cheating, and no cliffhanger.







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EXCERPT

Jase 
All the frustration I’ve worked off over the past two hours comes flooding back at the sight of Lena—furious expression, sassy walk, and all. Her cheeks are flushed with anger and her eyes may as well be shooting laser beams straight at me. Her lips move, but I don’t hear the words. My blood has redirected from my big head to my generously proportioned smaller one. Fuck, she’s hot when she’s mad. 
She thumps me in the chest, and I scarcely notice. Her fists are tiny. She could probably punch me in the nose and not even crack the bone. Her eyes narrow, and she gets up in my face—a hard ask when she’s several inches shorter than me. 
“Do you think this is funny?” she asks, jabbing me in the chest with her free hand. I glance down and see she’s holding a magazine. With a sinking sensation, I take it from her and hold it up so I can see the cover. It’s a photograph from yesterday, of me standing over Erin like a brute. The headline screams at me, and I show Gabe, then shove the magazine into Lena’s hands, sick to my stomach. I won’t read it. I already know it’s full of vitriolic bullshit, and I don’t even blame the reporter for spouting it. I handed the media a gold mine by going after Erin. I’ve made her the poster child for standing up in the face of domestic abuse, with me cast in the role of monster. 
Jesus. Fuck. 
Lena was right all along. This is serious. 
“There are others,” she says, in case I’m holding out any hope that the story has been picked up by a lone tabloid. Closing my eyes, I mutter a stream of curses, growing more creative with each one. 
“Hey, brother.” Gabe claps me on the shoulder, which nearly knocks me over since his forearms are covered by heavy kick pads. “You can get past this.” He turns to Lena. “You can fix this, right? That’s what he hired you for?” 
Lena releases a long, slow breath. I can sense her hesitation, and it fuels a desperation deep within me. I worked fucking hard to get to where I am. It’s not possible that a selfish girl with a taste for the spotlight could take it away so easily, is it? 
“Please.” I grab her free hand between both of mine even though she has a perfect manicure and my gloves are soaked with sweat and completely disgusting. “You’ve gotta try.” 
She stares at me, some of her hostility fading, and nibbles on her lower lip. Finally, an excruciatingly long moment later, she says, “You just made my job so much more difficult. I hope you understand that.” 
“I do.” 
“Trust me, Lena,” Gabe adds. “He may come across as a douche, but he’s not a stupid one. He knows he fucked up.” He shucks his pads and stands shoulder to shoulder with me, the both of us facing her down. This doesn’t seem to intimidate her as it might others. It fires her up. She flicks her sexy red hair over her shoulder and gives us a single, firm nod. 
“Well, okay then. Glad we know where we stand.” There’s a brief moment when I think she’s going to move on without rubbing salt in the wound. Then the moment passes. “For the record, I’ve met mushrooms with more forethought than you.” 
Should have known she wouldn’t let me off so easily. I suppose if she wants to compare me to fungi, at least it’s a tasty one. 
“If we’re going to do this, you need to be a whole lot more open with me. I want no-holds-barred access to your life, Jase. I ask a question, you answer it immediately and truthfully. I make a suggestion, you do everything within your power to make it happen. If you want to climb out of this hole you’ve dug, I need your complete and total commitment. Think you can manage that, fighter boy?” 
“That’s fighter man to you.” I can’t resist needling her, and her face screws up the way I knew it would. “But yeah, I’ll do what you say and I’ll accept any help I can get.” 
“Good.” Her lips purse, and she seems to have run out of steam. I can see her mentally switching from bulldozer mode to thinking mode, calculating our next steps, figuring out how to get ahead of this, and for the first time, I feel like maybe she’s on my side. Maybe she’s actually invested in me. 
The next question out of her mouth is one I don’t see coming. “Is there any truth to Erin’s story?” 
“No,” Gabe and I answer at the same time. 
“Okay,” she nods, accepting our reply at face value, and I can still see the information running through her mind and being processed. She has a shit poker face, but that’s beside the point. This woman is actually listening to what I have to say and taking it on board. Is she for real? 
Her belief in me—if that’s what it is—feels good. Like, unreasonably good. I want to grab her around the waist and twirl her in the air, or take her face between my palms and kiss her irresistible ruby lips. When another ten seconds pass without her saying anything snarky, I’m halfway tempted to strip her clothes off and bang her on the floor, audience be damned. 
Finally, she comes to a decision. “There are some things I need to take care of. I’ll be in touch with you later.” 
Her hand is still in my grasp, and I squeeze it. “Thanks.” My voice is raspy with emotion, and I cough to clear it. Goddamn it, I am not a pussy. 
She studies me, and I’m not sure what she sees, but she seems to like it. “You’re welcome, fighter man.” 
My lips quirk up. “You know what I think?” 
She tugs her hand away and places it on her hip. “Do I want to know?” 
Ah, there’s my mouthy girl. “I think you like me.” She starts to scowl, but I barrel on. “I think you care what happens to me.” 
“Do not,” she says, a deep blush traveling down to the neckline of her shirt. With a complexion like that, I bet her entire body blushes, and I want to tear her blouse in half to find out. “I care about keeping my career on track.” 
“Uh-huh.” I give her a cocky grin that I know will rile her more. “You tell yourself that, cutie pie.” 
She huffs. “You’re insufferable.” Then she whirls around and marches away, the curve of her butt bouncing with each step. 
When she’s gone, Gabe whistles under his breath. “Man, she’s something.” 
I punch him in the gut, hard enough to sting but not hurt. “Eyes to yourself. She’s not here for your viewing pleasure.” 
He guffaws. “That doesn’t stop you.” 
“I don’t need you pointing out my hypocrisy.” I stretch my legs and shake them, refusing to analyze why the thought of anyone else checking Lena out makes me want to wrap my arm around the asshole’s throat—friend or not. “Let’s get back to training.”






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A. Rivers writes romance with strong heroes and heroines who kick butt and take names. She loves MMA fighters, cops, military men, bodyguards, and the protective guy next door who isn’t afraid to fight the odds for love.


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Pre-order Blitz - Stalkers: A Dark Romance Anthology




Title: Stalkers: A Dark Romance Anthology
Genre: Dark/Taboo Romance
Release Date: February 16, 2021


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You should never fall for the bad guy... 
Over thirty of your favorite USA Today and bestselling authors have come together to create an epic collection of forbidden, dark romance stories. 
Get lost in this unputdownable mixture of short stories. From heroes to bad guys, there’s something for everyone. 

stalk·er 
A person who stalks : a person who pursues someone obsessively. 

Stalkers is a taboo romance collection jam-packed with captivating stories.










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Abigail Davies • Yolanda Olson • Jessica Ames • N. Isabelle Blanco • D.S. Wrights • Faith Ryan • Sam Destiny • S. Firecox • Cole Denton • Ker Dukey • Petra J. Knox • Ally Vance • Kara Dawson • Brianna Hale • Alice La Roux • Emery LeeAnn • Raven Amor • Claire C. Riley • Shannon Youngblood • Kat T.Masen • Logan Fox • Cassia Brightmore • Leaona Luxx • A.K. MacBride • Ryleigh Sloan • Erin Trejo • C. Firecox • B.L. Olson • Michelle Pace • M.A. Foster • Cora Kenborn • Catherine Wiltcher




Release Blitz - The Optional Aunt by Zoe Hill




Title: The Optional Aunt
Series: Coalition Collection #2
Author: Zoe Hill
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: November 25, 2020


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She's the older woman. He's the man who killed her husband. 

Rosalie Carmichael has spent most of her life doing as she's told. She is the perfect wife, a loving mother, and the aunt everyone calls on when they need a favor. 

Her life is peaceful until her happy family is torn apart and she finds herself at the mercy of the Coalition once again. 

Scared and alone for the first time since she was sixteen, Rosalie seeks comfort in the arms of her much younger bodyguard. Together they dream of a future where they’re free to love each other out in the open without fear of recriminations or bloody repercussions. 

And for six short months it seems as if escape might be possible. 

Then the Coalition requests an urgent meeting, and Rosalie is left with an impossible choice. 

Choose the bloodless—and loveless—option or follow her heart down the violent path to freedom? 

The Optional Aunt is a dark and erotic romantic suspense novel set in a world where deception is the norm and the truth can’t be trusted. It is the second book in The Coalition Collection, a series of interconnected standalones featuring the Ingram-Greaves, Averell, Zidane, and Du Croix crime families. 

*Full-length novel, complete with a HEA, and can be read as a standalone*







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Zoe Hill is an Australian writer. Having found her niche spinning tales about love and villains, Zoe loves nothing better than typing all the words and consuming exorbitant amounts of coffee and Skittles while her teens are at school.

A country girl at heart, she is a rabid reader, a metal head, and UFC fanatic. When not writing, Zoe can be found chatting about plot bunnies with her menagerie of animals and musing out loud about how well she’s moonlighting as a competent wife and mother.

Zoe is active online and loves nothing better than chatting about books and memes. Feel free to friend her on Goodreads, check out her website zoehillwrites.com, or search Zoe Hill Writes to find her social media accounts.


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Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Release Blitz - Maverick by Serena Akeroyd




Title: Maverick
Series: A Dark & Dirty Sinners' MC #6
Author: Serena Akeroyd
Genre: Dark & Dirty MC Romance
Release Date: November 24, 2020


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Alessa (Ghost) 

Maverick’s in love with a dead man buried at Arlington National Cemetery, where his heart might as well be buried too. My husband’s stuck in the past, lost in his fractured mind, and the last ten years are a blur to him, meaning I’m a blur to him. 
But I’m not a ghost. I’m a woman. I’m alive. I breathe. I hurt. 
Should I let go or hold on? 
My instinct is to let go, but I have family now. People who matter to me. A posse I’ll kill for. 
I’m no longer nothing, I’m something. 
I’m a Sinner. 
And I’ve found my ride and die… now I just have to get him to remember me. 
Impossible? 
I’ve beaten worse odds and survived. 
Game on, Maverick. Game on.







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“Where’s Nic?” 
He kept on asking that, kept on demanding for this Nic who I didn’t know, had never even heard of, but his desperate tone hit my heart hard. If his desperation for a stranger didn’t take me aback, then my disabled husband, a man who lived in a wheelchair, stunned me further by getting to his feet, standing on them, just as Link and Steel, two of his MC brothers, as well as a nurse, made an appearance in the room. 
They tried to restrain him after they got him back into bed, yet the more they tried to keep him there, the more anguished he was. The more desolate. 
I had never heard him mention Nic before, but he was desperate to get to him—whoever he was. His brothers didn’t appear to know who this Nic was either. 
“We’ll find out who Nic is,” Link vowed, his face sweaty with exertion as both he and Steel worked hard to keep him contained on the bed. 
His words were the passcode that triggered a cessation of Maverick’s struggling. As if they’d flicked a light switch, he stopped. Turned still. 
“Until then,” Steel told him, “Ghost is here.” 
Mav stared up at him. “Who’s Ghost?” 
I saw Link pass me a guilty look, but I didn’t stick around to find out how else he could break my heart. 
I loved him. 
What a time to realize it.






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Born in England, Serena Akeroyd is a true romance bookaholic. As a reader she will not touch a book unless she knows it has a happy ending, which makes her write the endings that your heart craves! This addiction, made her want to craft stories to suit her voracious need for steamy, sexy romance. She loves to write stories with plots twists, alpha sexy men, dark humor, and hot AF love scenes. Some are darker than others as she has a taste for the weird and the unexpected. 

She writes MF, Menage and Reverse Harem (also known as Why Choose romance) in both con-temporary and paranormal. But she has recently decided to concentrate more on contemporary MF stories, mainly with A Dark and Dirty Sinners’ MC Series and The Filthy Feckers Series.


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Release Blitz - Nox by Jessica Ames




Title: Nox
Series: Untamed Sons MC #2
Author: Jessica Ames
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: November 24, 2020


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Nox 

As Vice President of the Untamed Sons MC, my first loyalty is to my club and my president, that is until Lucy walks into my life. For her, I'm willing to give it all up. I'll stand against my brothers, question my loyalty and even consider giving up my patch. Too bad everything I'm building isn't real. 

Lucy 

Nox is falling for me, but he shouldn't. I have secrets and if he knew the truth he'd drop me in a heartbeat. The problem is I'm falling for him too, but when my past comes out he's going to hate me. Nothing is as it seems. My whole life is a lie. Everything except Nox. 

Because the truth is Lucy Franklin doesn't really exist. 

*Warning : Contains adult content, reading age 18 +. Graphic violence and dark emotional scenes that may trigger some readers.






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EXCERPT

I jolt back, letting another tear fall as my world comes apart. For the first time in a long time, I felt like I was home, like I had family, people who cared. My lies destroyed that. I should have left straight away. I should have carried on running. I shouldn’t have let my guard down around a man as dangerous as Nox. 
I did, though. 
Why? 
Because I wanted a slice of what Sasha had. I wanted people who cared about me, who would go to the edge of the world for me, who would stand up to my bullies. 
I was stupid thinking that would happen. Unlike Sasha, I’m not part of their world. I’m here because of her, and that branch they held out to me has now been snapped. 
“You fucking lied to me,” he growls, striding over to the bed and leaning on it so he can get in my face. 
I flinch, swallowing down my fear, my sense of injustice. I didn’t want this life. 






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Jessica Ames lives in a small market town in the Midlands, England. She lives with her dog and when she’s not writing, she’s playing with crochet hooks. 


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