Monday, 25 October 2021

Pre-order Blitz - Stockings Were Hung




Title: Stockings Were Hung
A Contemporary Romance Christmas Anthology
Genre: Holiday Romance
Release Date: November 2, 2021


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Tis the season…to be naughty!

The gifts are wrapped, and under the tree, and all the holiday baking is done. Now it's time for you to hang up your stockings and relax with a cup of hot cocoa and this steamy collection of holiday stories sure to tantalize your senses and set your holiday ablaze.

Stockings were Hung is a limited-time anthology! Grab your copy today!

Featuring ALL NEW novelettes by Cara Cee, Rosie East, Michelle Fernandez, Kim Findlay, Lyla Grace, Elizabeth Miller, A. S. Roberts, Jade Royal, Willow Sanders, Kate Stacy, S.L. Sterling and Venessa Kimball writing as V. Angelika







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Cara Cee
Rosie East
Michelle Fernandez
Kim Findlay
Lyla Grace
Elizabeth Miller
A.S. Roberts
Jade Royal
Willow Sanders
Kate Stacy
S.L. Sterling
V. Angelika



Release Blitz - Well Played by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward




Title: Well Played
Authors: Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 25, 2021


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It all started with a bet.
When my young son inherited half of his great grandfather’s historic inn, I decided to move us both to the place where I grew up.
Notice I said half of the Inn. The other half now belonged to Levi Miller, the famous quarterback who had other ideas about what we should do with the property.
We won’t mention that I accidentally injured him during our first meeting, causing him to get eight stitches.
You could say we got off on the wrong foot.
We bickered a lot as we both moved into the property while we figured things out.
He wanted to unload the rundown place which, admittedly, needed a lot of work.
I wanted to restore The Palm Inn to its original beauty and re-open it as a bed and breakfast.
We couldn’t agree on anything. So Levi made me a proposal. One he thought I would surely lose. If I could sell out the place by the time he had to leave for training at the end of summer, he would back off and let me run it.
But in the weeks that followed, we got more than we bargained for while we were living under the same roof.
Levi and I got closer, and before I knew it, my nightly fantasies about the brawny Adonis became a reality. Not to mention, he was so great with my son.
We were in over our heads in more ways than one.
Because not only was he the last man on Earth I should be falling for because of our deal, but Levi was also my ex’s older brother.
And now the inn was the least of my problems.







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VI KEELAND


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



PENELOPE WARD


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

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

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




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Release Blitz - Belle by Nikki Pennington




Title: Belle
Author: Nikki Pennington
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 25, 2021


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This isn’t your typical fairytale…

Belle

There once was a beautiful woman named Belle.

Stuck in a run-down trailer with a mother hell bent on living her life one drug at a time, she wants to escape.

All she dreams about is leaving her past in Deadhorse, Arizona to start a new life.

One chance encounter with a handsome stranger could be the change she needs.

Maddox

Maddox Taylor only has one thing on his mind.

Revenge.

Nothing will keep him from completing his life’s mission.

Not even the bombshell blonde temptation in front of him.

No happily ever after is ever promised, especially when life is more of a beast than either bargained for.


**Not intended for readers younger than 18. This book contains disturbing, dark, and violent subjects. This book could be a trigger for some.







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PROLOGUE

TEN YEARS EARLIER

Maribelle

“You can’t tell anyone about this,” Mindy whispers, but since we’re standing in an open field, her voice carries.

The moon is huge tonight. It’s almost blinding how bright it is when we’re standing in an empty cornfield.

“I know,” I whisper back, even though I think whispering is pointless right now.

“Come on then. No more breaks,” she huffs.

“Why can’t I hold his feet?” I whine. I’m only ten, it’s got to be at least one in the morning, and way past my bedtime.

“We drew straws, you get the head.”

Mindy has always been bossy. Just because she’s two years older than me, she thinks she can tell me what to do.

“I don’t understand why Mama didn’t come with us. She’s the reason he’s sleeping,” I point out.

“He’s not sleeping. He’s dead.” Mindy stares at me and I look at her with wide eyes.

“Mama wouldn’t do that.”

“Whatever you say, Belle.” I can’t see her face, but I can tell she’s rolling her eyes.

It feels like hours go by until we finally reach the small creek. There was a storm that came through last week, so it’s covered in branches, but if you’re real quiet, you can hear the water rushing through.

“What now?” I ask my older sister for guidance.

“Now we push him in.” I stare at her, open mouthed.

“Why would we push him in?”

“Because he’s dead,” she draws out, talking to me like I’m a two-year old. “Now help me push him under this branch.”

So, I did. I didn’t ask any more questions, and I never mentioned it to anyone. Not even to the kids at school when there were whispers on the playground about a dead body floating in the creek.

My sister took the secret to the grave. Because it wasn’t but five years later that her body was found in that same creek.

And it wasn’t me that pushed that one in.






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Nikki Pennington lives in southern Illinois with her husband and four kids. As a young girl she loved writing stories in her journal and always dreamed of writing a book some day. When she isn't chasing her dreams, she's a lunch lady at a grade school. In her spacetime she enjoys binge watching Netflix and drinking wine.


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Release Blitz - Second Chance Christmas by Tracy Solheim




Title: Second Chance Christmas
Series: Chances Inlet #3
Author: Tracy Solheim
Genre: Second Chance Romance
Release Date: October 25, 2021


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Chances Inlet is the home of second chances. Too bad not everyone wants one. Not even for Christmas . . .

Chances Inlet, North Carolina is the last place major leaguer Ryan McAlister wants to hide from the media to rest up his broken hand. He left his gossipy, Christmas-obsessed hometown in the dust over a decade ago. When he gets caught up in the town’s holiday antics, he finds himself responsible for making a little boy’s Christmas wish come true. The kid’s widowed mother, however—a blast from Ryan’s past—just might make his stay a bit more exciting.

Physical therapist Jane Sheffield loves her hometown. Especially at Christmastime. Since this may be her last in Chances Inlet, she’s determined to make the most of it with her young son. But after her childcare falls apart, she gets more than she bargained for when her best friend’s younger brother volunteers to help out. The rebellious teen she tutored in high school has grown up into a sexy charmer and so much more than the pretty face he pretends to be.

Can a stray dog, the Ghost of Christmas past, and a host of meddling townsfolk muster up enough Christmas spirit to convince Ryan and Jane to give their hometown—and each other--a second chance?

This book is the third book in a family saga but can be read as a standalone.

Chances Inlet Series:
Book 1: Back to Before
Book 2: All They Ever Wanted
Book 3: Second Chance Christmas








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He grinned at the women. “Batter up.”
“Hold up there, Santa.” Bernice’s elf slippers swished over the tiger-wood floor as she stepped in front of him. “You can’t just step out there willy-nilly. We need to go over the rules first.”
“Rules? There are rules to this?” He glanced around the kitchen to the coven of women surrounding him. His mother nodded solemnly, the ridiculous antlers on her head threatening to take someone’s eye out. Kate shrugged her shoulders with a smirk. Cassidy offered up her signature move, the eye roll, executing it with the style and finesse of an Olympic athlete.
“Yes. Rules.” Bernice narrowed her eyes at him. It was hard to take the older woman seriously on a good day, but dressed as she was, Ryan had to fight twice as hard to keep a straight face when she spoke. Especially when she was talking nonsense.
“Seeing how there wasn’t any time for you to attend Santa training or read the manual,” she said, “I’m going to go over the most important ones quickly. So listen up.”
“Santa training?” Ryan’s chuckle was met with a fierce glare. He sobered up immediately. Were these women actually serious? “I don’t need a manual to figure this out. The kids sit on my lap. They tell me what they want. I tell them to be good. Cassidy snaps a photo and we’re done. How hard can this be?”
“Ugh,” Cassidy groaned behind him. “We are so screwed.”
“Look, honey.” His mother rested her hand on his forearm. “I appreciate you stepping up. But Bernice is right. This isn’t as simple as it sounds. But all you have to do is follow her lead, and you’ll do great.”
And there it was again. That lifelong implication that Ryan couldn’t handle anything too complicated. Granted, he didn’t have the advanced degrees and college pedigrees of his siblings. So what? Why did no one here expect him to be capable of much, other than turning a double play? It shouldn’t bother him. He was successful in his own right and he rarely felt inadequate in any aspect of his life. Yet, for some reason, whenever he returned home, all the old insecurities resurfaced. It stuck in his craw to have to feel this way every time he set foot in this town. It was one of the reasons he stayed away as much as he could.
“It’s not brain surgery, for crying out loud,” he snapped at his mom. “I’ve got this.”
Kate’s eyes went wide. He ignored the looks on the other women’s faces. Instead, he buttoned up the rest of the Santa jacket, tapped his beard to make sure it was secure, and shoved his way through the swinging door with a hearty “Ho, ho, ho!”






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USA Today bestselling author Tracy Solheim writes books with shirtless men on the cover. Some of them are actually best-sellers. The books, not the men. When she's not writing, she's practicing her curling. . . bottles of wine, that is. She's been known to cook dinner but no more than two nights in a row. Most days, she'd rather be reading, which to her is just necessary research. She lives in the suburbs of Atlanta with her husband and a neurotic Labrador retriever. Her two adult children visit but not often enough. (See the note above about cooking.) Check out her romantic suspense series featuring the Men of the Secret Service--shirtless, of course! See what she’s up to at www.tracysolheim.com


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Release Boost - Founded on Temptation by Kat Singleton




Title: Founded on Temptation
Series: Mixtape #2
Author: Kat Singleton
Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance
Release Date: October 19, 2021


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This means nothing.

That sentence would become the biggest lie I’ve ever told myself after spending an unforgettable night with Sebastian Compton.

Because he has rules—one night, no strings attached.

It’s easier that way. He travels the world as a bodyguard for his best friend and one of the most famous pop icons alive. I’m merely a glorified coffee-runner, still trying to get noticed by my boss. It would never work between us.

It should have meant nothing.

After all, my best friend schemed to hurt the very man Sebastian was hired to protect—and I knew about it. He shouldn’t want to be near me. We shouldn’t be sneaking around, hiding our feelings from those closest to us.

I shouldn’t want him. He’s arrogant, jealous, and possessive—breaking his rules and my boundaries, claiming me for another night only to leave again.

But now, it means everything.

I never expected more than a single night with him. I didn’t foresee being thrust back together by the product of our lust. It didn’t occur to me that while fighting our feelings, we may have built something worth fighting for.

Most of all, I never thought something so perfect could grow from a relationship that had always been founded on temptation.







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"This is your chance to stop this, Riley." His words contradict his touch, because as he utters that sentence, his fingers are pushing deeper into my skin.
"What If I don’t want to stop it?” I whisper, reaching out to touch him.
His head snaps back, his fingers wrapping tightly around my wrist. "I do the touching."
My hand lays limply in his grasp. "But..."
"That's the rule for tonight. And that’s all this is, one night... typically I don't—"
"Typically you don't what?"
"Typically, I don't do random hookups. It’s just…easier that way.” His voice trails off.
I think his words through, trying to process his admission. Typically, men are the complete opposite—selfish—forgetting all about my needs.
But not with him.
"Why?" I ask.
The hand not buried in my sweatshirt reaches up to caress my cheek. "I don’t want to get into details. Just let me do the touching, okay?"
A brief flash of vulnerability in his brown gaze leaves as quickly as it came. Every curious fiber in my body wants to know why, but now isn’t the time.
The twitch of his finger against my skin pulls me back to the present.
Sebastian leans in closer, close enough to rub the bridge of his nose against my exposed neck. "The things I want to do to you, Riley," he whispers.
"Show me," I respond, pulling away briefly so I find his eyes once again. I drag my sweatshirt up and over my head, letting it fall over the side of the couch.
His gaze burns into my bare skin. His tongue peeks through his slightly parted lips as he examines every exposed inch of me.
I'm not wearing anything sexy by any means. My simple black t-shirt bra isn’t meant to seduce, but you’d never know it by the hungry look in his eyes.
My abs clench when he licks his lips hungrily. "Oh, we're going to have so much fun tonight."






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Kat Singleton is an author who developed a passion for reading and writing at a young age. When writing stories she strives to write an authentically raw love story for her characters. She feels that no book is complete without some angst and emotional turmoil before the characters can live out their happily ever after. She lives in Kansas with her husband, her baby boy and her two doodles. In her spare time, you can find her surviving off iced coffee and sneaking in a few pages of her current read. If you're a fan of angsty, emotional, contemporary romances then you'll love a Kat Singleton book.



Sunday, 24 October 2021

Release Blitz - Dirty Doctor by S.E. Roberts




Title: Dirty Doctor
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: S.E. Roberts
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 24, 2021


Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward's New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.


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Go figure the sexy man Melanie hooked up with two years ago, is now one of the doctors she has to work with at her new job. When she sees him again, she’s reminded of the best… yet worst night of her life.

Liam is cocky and arrogant and she does everything she can to resist his charm, but fails miserably. The sparks that were there before are reignited, but now she belongs to someone else.

When she finally gives into him, she realizes she’s never experienced love before. But what happens when Melanie finds out about the secret Liam has been carrying around with him? Can she forgive her dirty doctor, or will she need a surgeon to mend her broken heart?

Dirty Doctor is a one night stand/workplace romance inspired by Cocky Bastard.







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S.E. Roberts was born and raised in the cornfields of Central Illinois, but now lives in sunny Arizona with her husband, two children, and her rescue cat, Stanley. When she isn't spending time with her family, she enjoys writing steamy romance, reading, and sipping on iced vanilla coffees. She continues to dream up her characters with the assistance of rocky road ice cream.





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