Friday, 19 August 2022

Pre-order Blitz - Ruthless Heir by Roma James




Title: Ruthless Heir
Series: Sokolov Bratva #1
Author: Roma James
Genre: Mafia Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 6, 2022


BLURB

In my world, you don’t ask for what you want. You take it.

MIKHAIL

My father built an empire, and he gave me the tools I needed to take over one day.
Power. Instinct. Ruthlessness.
Now that day has come, and my first order of business as Pakhan of the Sokolov Bratva is marrying the daughter of Egor Baranov, sworn enemy of my family.
The last thing I want is to play house with some spoiled ballerina, but I’ll do whatever it takes to protect my father’s legacy.
Annika Baranov is about to learn that when I’m the one giving orders, everyone falls in line.
Because I was born to rule this city, and there was only ever one way to do it — with an iron fist.

ANNIKA

My path was always clear: escape Las Vegas, move to New York, live happily ever after as a professional ballerina.
My father had other plans.
Even for a man as cruel and calculating as Egor Baranov, handing your daughter over to a hardened criminal to suit your own business needs is low. But that’s exactly what he did.
Now, I’m at the mercy of the heartless Mikhail Sokolov, a man I know I should fear and despise, despite my heart — and my body — insisting the opposite.
But I’ve spent my life being controlled, and I won’t bend to his will. I won’t let him own me.
Even if part of me wants him to do just that.


***Ruthless Heir is the first installment in the Sokolov Bratva series, an enemies-to-lovers, forced marriage mafia suspense novel.***







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EXCERPT

The room was larger than the others but decorated in much the same way. There were two velvety armchairs and a plush leather sofa with a chic marble coffee table in between for drinks. Glowing lights illuminated the dark, cave-like space. Music pumped through the speakers and buzzed under the tile floor. But the centerpiece of the room was not a beautiful, half-naked woman enticing him to enter. No, there was a red-faced, bug-eyed man bound with rope to one of the chairs, a gag tightly wound around his head and digging into his mouth. He began to struggle feverishly against his restraints and vocalize incoherently when he laid eyes on the tall, dark man. He was panicking and nearly rocking the chair back and forth.
Meanwhile, Mr. Sokolov appeared to enjoy the man’s fear as he slowly approached him. The captive had absolute terror in his eyes when the powerful man lifted his blazer to pull out a long, gleaming blade and hold it up in front of his face.
“You know who I am,” he growled.
The frightened man nodded.
“So you know why I’m here.”
The guy’s eyes widened even more, and he began to shake his head violently. But Mr. Sokolov immediately pressed the tip of the blade to the man’s throat, and he went still. The guy took shallow breaths as the knife’s edge trailed delicately up his neck. Then, in one swift movement, the knife slashed upward. The man shouted in terror, but only the gag fell away from his face, cleanly sliced in half.
Realizing he wasn’t dead yet, the captive began pleading for his life.
“Don’t do it! I-I’m sorry! I’ll never show my face here again, I swear!” he gasped.
Mr. Sokolov was unmoved. “The time for apologies has long passed.”








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Releasing October 18

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AUTHOR BIO


Roma James pens steamy romance stories packed with dirty-talking bikers, muscled men in uniform, brutal mobsters, and the kind of guys your mama warned you about.

She lives in the upper Midwest of the US with her big growly husband and assorted fur babies. She believes chocolate is an essential vitamin and enjoys long, slow walks through the candy aisle.





Series Blitz - The Astoria Trilogy by Leigh Maynard



The Astoria Trilogy
Author: Leigh Maynard
Genre: Modern Gothic Romance



RICHMOND HOUSE

“Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.”
André Malraux

Greer
After my mother died, I made it my mission to connect with my only other living relative, my grandfather, Sterling Richmond. She’d fought since I was born to keep me away from him and our family’s legacy—the Victorian mansion set high on a hill outside of Astoria, Oregon. But now I needed to know why. Meeting Jace Blackwell, my grandfather’s hired hand, was just a bonus. He’s everything I’m not—gritty, experienced—but the first time our eyes met, I knew he understood me like no one else ever had. As I began peering below the surface of prestige that had shielded my family’s misdeeds for so long, I was shocked and sickened by what I found—then left reeling from a betrayal I never saw coming.

Jace
The first time I saw little miss shipping heiress Greer Richmond, I couldn’t look away. Too bad I learned a long time ago that girls like her don’t end up with guys like me. Still, she somehow managed to get under my skin, and we formed a bond I hoped would hold. But when my secrets and those of Richmond House threatened our relationship, would Greer stay and uncover the truth?

Author's Note: Richmond House is a slow-burn modern gothic romance that ends on a cliffhanger. Greer and Jace's story continues in Richmond's Fall. Please check the author's website for Content Warnings.




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RICHMOND'S FALL

“We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows.”
Robert Frost

Greer
Seven years ago, I promised myself I’d never go back. But now Richmond House was mine, and what awaited me in Astoria even more sinister. Forced to continue my exploration of my family’s sins, I discovered more questions than answers. It wasn’t long before I found myself accused of a crime I didn’t commit, trapped in a web of secrets I hadn’t seen coming and couldn’t escape from on my own.

Jace
I knew she’d come back someday, but it didn’t matter. I’d moved on, made something of myself, just like I’d planned to all those years ago. I had everything I’d ever wanted—until Greer Richmond decided she needed me. Until I dropped everything to keep Richmond House from swallowing her whole once again.

Author's Note: Richmond's Fall is the second novel in the Astoria Trilogy. It ends on a cliffhanger. Greer and Jace's story continues in Richmond's Legacy. Please check the author's website for Content Warnings.




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RICHMOND'S LEGACY

“Under every guilty secret there is hidden a brood of guilty wishes, whose unwholesome infecting life is cherished by the darkness.”
George Eliot

Jace
We promised each other, “no secrets, no lies.” But Greer kept something from me—something big. I drove a wedge between us, even though I already knew I couldn’t live without her. Now I’m on a mission to acquire the one thing she wants most of all—before it’s too late—in hopes it brings her the peace she deserves.

Greer
Narrowly escaping death, I woke up in my bedroom at Richmond House to discover I was once again the object of Jace’s scorn. He’s furious I didn’t tell him about my anxiety, that he couldn’t protect me. But with my best friend in town, I feel stronger. And I’m not going to back down—from Jace or whoever else tries to get in my way.

Author's Note: Richmond's Legacy is the third and final novel in the Astoria Trilogy. Please check the author's website for Content Warnings.




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AUTHOR BIO


Leigh Maynard writes gothic romance from her homes in Seattle, Washington, and Charleston, South Carolina. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and her cat, Henry. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, skiing, trying to convince her husband she’s “outdoorsy,” and planning vacations to warmer climes.


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Series Blitz - Steele Valley Billionaires Duet by Zee Irwin



Steele Valley Billionaires Duet
Author: Zee Irwin
Genre: Billionaire Romance


• Welcome to Steele Valley •

In this new spinoff series from Zee Irwin’s Fated Loves Series, come billionaires who spend and love with reckless abandon while enjoying getaways to a small town mountain resort built for the rich and famous. Only there’s nothing small about Steele Valley. Hearts love deeper, the bedroom windows get steamier, and stakes are higher. And the mystic waters of the lake will draw you closer.
Each book can be read as standalones.




WHAT YOU GIVE

A luxury resort, a billionaire, a burning out CPA—and a threatening corporate takeover. Can true love pave the way for a successful merger?

Welcome to the Steele Valley Resort, where luxury meets small town hospitality.

Angelica Mason travels to a high-end resort in the mountains to perform a financial audit, which sounds like the perfect opportunity to engage in some after-hours rest and relaxation. Exactly what she needs to rejuvenate and overcome job burnout.

What she doesn’t need is to be falling for the billionaire owner and finding herself in the middle of an office romance—breaking all the rules of professional decorum.

Junior Steele focuses on one thing: making his resort the number one getaway for the rich and famous. Who has time for dating when he’s the bosshole in charge? When girlfriends tire of being second best, the relationships always end in ugly breakups.

But Angelica’s delicious curves light his fire. Has he finally found a woman who could make him focus on something besides business?

When a family rival threatens to take over the resort, old alliances and new relationships are all suspect. Will trouble sabotage a budding romance, or will true love make a successful merger?




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WHAT YOU TAKE

A billionaire, a single mom, a sweet emotional support dog, and a lake of mysterious waters—Can true love strike twice in Steele Valley?

Molly Adams doesn’t believe in limitations—whether in business or the bedroom. No way should men get to have all the fun. What she wants is a good time.

What she receives is a whirlwind romance with ‘Sizzle’ Joe Reynolds, the hottest golf champion on the pro circuit—but the relationship fades too fast. Soon, regrets are the least of her concerns.

When work brings them back together years later, Molly keeps him at arm’s length—despite how good his bare forearms flex while making a perfect stroke.

Joe takes on the challenge of winning Molly back. He’s come up from behind in golf before and always takes the win, but she proves his toughest opponent yet.

Now he’s fixing her broken doors, mending her broken heart, drawing baths for her, and being sweet and romantic. And if that won’t do the trick, then maybe the big night he plans at the lake for their reunion will help them put the pieces of their lives back together again.

When too many obstacles land in their path, Joe dives into the eye of the storm to save their love. It’s a big risk he’s willing to take, and he might lose this match.

Or will his A-game have enough sizzle to win Molly’s heart a second time around?




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AUTHOR BIO

Zee is a bit of sunshine, living in Pennsylvania with her own grumpy alpha guy, two teenagers, and a faithful golden retriever. While writing in a cottage on her property, she believes luck is a four-letter word for work and takes pride in building her self-publishing empire.

Visit her at ZeeIrwinAuthor.com to keep up to date on her latest work in progress.

Also by Zee Irwin:
The Fated Loves Series
The Steele Valley Billionaires Series
Coming soon:
Welcome to Kissing Springs Series
The Off-Duty Holidays Series


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Release Blitz - All the Bright Lights by Melissa Toppen




Title: All the Bright Lights
Author: Melissa Toppen
Genre: Enemies to Lovers Hollywood Romance
Release Date: August 19, 2022


BLURB

Treyton Tyler.
Professional baseball player turned Hollywood actor.
A conceited, self-absorbed, womanizer who thinks no one is immune to his charm.

I deal with men like him every day.
Men who think the world bends to their will.
Men who think they can have anything or anyone they want.
I’ve learned to overlook it.
As a high-end real estate agent in Los Angeles County, you kind of have to.

So, when Treyton interrupts one of my showings like he already owns the property, I barely even bat an eye. That is, until he makes an offer. A very generous offer. One that would nearly double the commission I’m set to make.
But there’s a catch…
The offer is only good if I agree to go on a date with him.

I know it’s a bad idea.
Because when you’re dealing with a man like Treyton Tyler, there’s always more to the story.
And once he has me in his grasp, he has no intention of walking away until he gets exactly what he wants…

Me.







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AUTHOR BIO


Melissa Toppen is a USA Today Bestselling Author who specializes in New Adult and Contemporary Romance. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read. 
Melissa resides in Cincinnati Ohio with her husband and two children, where she writes full time.




GIVEAWAY

Release Boost - Not Well Behaved Women Anthology




Title: Not Well Behaved Women
A Steamy Romance Charity Anthology
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 16, 2022


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She knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to take it.

NOT WELL BEHAVED WOMEN is a romance anthology with stories ranging from steamy to downright scorching!

Deliciously dark, heart-pounding romantic suspense, swoon-worthy sports romance, unpredictable alpha shifters, mysteriously dark vampire lovers, or ghost encounters. Whatever you’re in the mood to read, you’ll find your next steamy romance in this collection.

This collection contains previously published books bundled together for the first time to support reproductive rights. It’s only available for a LIMITED TIME, so grab it before it’s gone!









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CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS

A.C. JAMES
ANN GIMPEL
BIANCA SOMMERLAND
BLAIR BABYLON
RAINE MILLER WRITING AS BRIT DEMILLE
CANDICE GILMER
CARRIE LOMAX
CATHRYN FOX
DEMELZA CARLTON
ELIZABETH SAFLEUR
LAUREN HAWKEYE WRITING AS JESSA KATES
MONIQUE DUBOIS
KATE RICHARDS
KATE RUDOLPH
KRIS JAYNE
REINA TORRES
TAMI LUND
ZOEY INDIANA



Thursday, 18 August 2022

Cover Reveal - Remember I'm Yours by Vanessa Luisa




Title: Remember I'm Yours:
A Diesel Rose Prequel
Author: Vanessa Luisa
Genre: Contemporary Rockstar Romance
Cover Design: KiWi Cover Design Co.
Photo: Daniel James (Paperback Model)
Release Date: September 6, 2022


BLURB

From the moment I gazed into his melancholic onyx eyes, I knew he would be mine.

Elijah Diesel isn’t just my gorgeous, older, mysterious obsession, he’s also the lead vocalist of an up-and-coming alternative rock band due to take the world by storm.

He wanted nothing to do with me. Yet he kept coming back.

And I let him.

And now, only one thing is certain. This won’t be the end of us…

Because it’s only just our beginning.


NOTE: This is a 25,000-word prequel novella for DIESEL ROSE. The story concludes in DIESEL ROSE.







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COMING SOON


Releasing October 11

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AUTHOR BIO


Vanessa Luisa is a contemporary romance author. She resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her army of current reads, sassy cat and Tom Hardy…the latter is purely all in her mind, but shh don’t tell her!

She loves writing angsty, emotionally gripping, sexy romance with passionate alphas and strong-willed women. Her love of reading and writing have always been with her, and while she has a background in certified personal styling, nowadays she's turning her dream of being an author into reality.

She adores all things from the Golden Age of Hollywood, Seinfeld and believes tea is a writing essential. When she isn’t writing, she's busy running her own business and spending time with loved ones.

Vanessa loves interacting with readers so please feel free to reach out to her via socials, subscribe to her newsletter, and/or contact her at vanessaluisaauthor@gmail.com for any questions or comments.


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