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October 2017

Waking Sarah (Vegas Mates #3) by Krystal Shannan

Sarah thinks that she is slowly sliding into madness. She has been hearing a voice in her head for years and she rarely sleeps without medication because of it. She lost her fiancee 6 moths ago and her family worry that she may undertake something drastic to end her grief.

When she attends her best friends wedding she meets Chris and feels a pull towards him. But when he and the other members of the pack introduce her to her hidden wolfy side, Sarah thinks she has finally lost it! She can’t turn into an animal…can she?

Chris is the trainer to the new latent wolves which the pack have found. Sarah is a tough one to crack but when can she embrace her inner wolf or will she slowly wither in front of him. He can’t let that happen, after all she is his mate!

Great paced story with passion off the scales between Chris and Sarah. The tragedy endured by Sarah is not glossed over, she gets to really feel emotion for her lost love. But she also has the ability to move on, if she can be brace enough to take that first step.

The evil Renata is still on the scene and causing havoc and I loved the lead in to the next book, featuring Nicole!

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Beast (Galactic Gladiators #7) by Anna Hackett

You’d never believe that one tiny Human female could bring a giant, blue, alien warrior to his knees!

In the other books in the series we have seen little glimpses of Blue, AKA Vek, and Mia. She seems to soothe the savage experiments and training that Vek has endured. He doesn’t know how to cope without her but he is also worried that he may inadvertently hurt her.

Mia is still recovering from her brush with Catalyst. Vek, whilst welcome within House of Galen is still essentially a prisoner on lockdown until they can be sure his aggression is under control. But as Mia entices him to take steps into public and watch the Gladiator shows and learn to be around fighting which doesn’t involve fights to the death!

When the Gladiators get a lead on the missing girls, the Gladiators realise Vek is their best best on finding them. Dangerous terrain beckons and a new species may be more trouble for our favourite alien warriors.

Vek is big, blue and when you think he’ll be over the top aggressive he is actually very sweet and caring. Mia’s voice is the key to his mellow moods and I loved their sweet courtship. But when the passion ramps..OMW it is off the charts hot! Fantastic read.

Saved by the Single Dad SEAL by Nikki Kaye

 
Title: Saved By The Single Dad Seal 
Series:  (Hearts of Stone #2)
Author: Nikky Kaye 
Genre: Navy Seal Romance 
 

 

 

When my friend Evie lost her heart—and her v-card—to billionaire Dominic Stone, it put me in the line of fire of his adopted brother, Jake.

 

That line of fire is so hot that I nearly melted when he suggested we go together to Evie and Dom’s wedding. I don’t trust my hormones around him, so I told him—and myself—that I wasn’t interested.

Even if he is a wall of perfection with a bad boy smirk and a filthy mouth.

 

Even if the tattoos on his arms shift hypnotically when he holds his adorable daughter.

Even if his military training and fierce protective streak could shelter me from the secret admirer whose creepy gifts are escalating.

 

Even if… oh, who am I kidding?

I’m in real trouble, but I’m not sure who is more dangerous—my stalker, or Jake Stone.

Saved By the Single Dad SEAL is a steamy story of self-discovery, steely nerves (and other body parts), suspense, and singularly bad ninja skills. This follow-up to Bought By the Billionaire Brothers can be read as a standalone—if your knees don’t wobble too much, that is!

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Katy Nixon is the playful alter ego of the already playful Nikky Kaye, who is the alter ego of— wait, I’m not telling you that! Damn, I’d make a terrible secret superhero. I love reading and writing funny, sexy stories. I am over-educated and under-organized, and have a terrible habit of adding more books to my Kindle than I can possibly read. My auction experience is limited to eBay and viewings at Sotheby’s and Christie’s in New York. The only double penetration I’ve had is being sandwiched in my own bed by my young twin sons. Today, the biggest risk I took was having cotton candy for dinner. And it was fucking delicious
 
 
 

 

 

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Release Blitz for Shredded by Vivian Lux!

Title: Shredded 
Author: Vivian Lux
Genre: Romance
 
 

Tell me you want this as bad as I do.


When something slammed into me at band rehearsal, I wasn’t expecting it to be a woman that landed on top of me.
And I definitely wasn’t expecting it to be a woman like Reese Bailey.
My blue-eyed, backwoods angel is the exact opposite of what I should want. 
After all, I’m the millionaire rockstar bassist of Wreckage whose family owns one of the largest estates in England, and she’s a tough-talking American country girl and the only female roadie on our crew. 
She’s not what I wanted.
But she’s exactly what I need. 

Now what I need is to bruise her lips with mine and feel her body quiver as I make her moan.
But she’s holding back. She’s scared of something and I need to know what it is.

Because I want all of her.

Even her secrets.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Vivian Lux loves bad boys who are good men. She lives in Upstate New York with her adorable twin boys and model-hot husband. When she isn’t writing, she’s reading. If she isn’t reading, she’d like to be hiking but is more likely dealing with the mountain of laundry that piled up while she was writing and reading. 

 

 
 

 

Cover Reveal for Single Dad’s Sweetheart by Amelia Wilde

Title: Single Dad’s Sweetheart 
Author: Amelia Wilde 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 11-8-2017
 
 
 
He’ll give her more than just a kiss.
 
Wilder Felix isn’t coming to some middle-of-nowhere town hours outside the city because he wants to.
 
He has no other choice.
 
He’s the frontman for the country’s hottest band, and the world is expecting an album.
His label demands one.   
 
The lyrics won’t come.
 
Not since his wife was killed. Not since he was left alone to raise their baby daughter.
 
He’s a devastated rock star on a required vacation.
That’s all this is.
 
He’ll force himself to write and indulge his daughter Isabella’s love of chocolate hearts.
 
He does not expect to find the sweetest thing working behind the counter of Lakewood’s only candy shop.
 
And he doesn’t expect to be her first.
 
Shira Calhoun is all wrong for him. Fresh out of college. Virtually untouched.
 
But one look at her has him aching to play all her notes.
 
Single Dad’s Sweetheart is a sweet, steamy single dad romance with a hometown twist. If you like rock star heroes, spitfire heroines, and HEAs like fine chocolate, you’re going to love this sexy story by Amelia Wilde.
 
 
 
Free Prequel 
Bittersweet
By Amelia Wilde
Published 10-24-2017
Available for download NOW
 
 
Amelia Wilde doesn’t always write about billionaires, but when she does, they’re alphas with hearts of gold and panty-dropping good looks. She doesn’t always write about small-town men, but when she does, they’re too hot to handle and good with their hands. She always writes about sexy heroes who go after what they want and heroines with enough spark and drive to power an entire city. She always wants the perfect happy ending. She will always accept free cookies. 

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To Make a King by Kristi L Cramer

Nothing says Fall like curling up with an awesome new YA Fantasy novel. The good news? There is a new release from Kristi L. Cramer that seems like just the ticket! Be sure to follow the blog tour for more awesome features, reviews, and more for To Make a King(The Magic of Verridian Book 1).

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To Make a King is a Young Adult Fantasy in three parts.

Part One: A True Prince
Two friends discover the key to a mystery that, once unlocked, will change everything. Enemies they didn’t know they had unleash magical forces to make sure the secret never comes to light.

Part Two: To Make a King
Dark magic undermines the Crown Prince’s succession, and a young prince is encouraged to take action against his half-brother in a plot to usurp the crown. Before the sun sets on coronation day, brother will face brother and swords will be bared.

Part Three: Should Monarchs Stumble
When the new king stumbles, an old enemy is quick to take advantage, conspiring to take the kingdom by force. The king’s jester must decide whether to back the usurper, or help the king choose to be a better man.

About Kristi:

When Kristi isn’t riding her Harley or working at her “day job”, you can find her in front of her computer, hammering out exciting suspense stories for anyone willing to read them, or hanging around on social media.

While she has worked on her writing craft for +30 years, like many authors, she had to work other jobs to make ends meet. She has a strange and varied work history, having held jobs in a hotel, a car wash, an insurance company, an electronics assembly line, an auto parts warehouse, a blueberry nursery, and as a truck driver and owner of her own trucking company. She even delivered nuts and bolts around town for a fastener store/warehouse for a while as she pursued her writing career in earnest. Now she is a billing specialist for an agency that advocates for people with physical and mental disabilities.

She got married for the first time at 38, skipped being a mommy and went straight to Grandma. She says, “It worked out best for everyone that way.” It is fully her intention to go to her grave having never changed a diaper.

Visit Kristi:

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Love in Dublin by Jennifer Gracen

LoveInDublin_BadgeWhen an emotionally adrift single dad from Dublin meets an upbeat, free spirited American travel writer, opposites more than attract. She thinks she’s saving him… but as they fall into a passionate affair, they may learn healing goes both ways.

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Release Date: October 31, 2017

Publisher: Tule Publishing

Series: The McKinnon Brothers

Synopsis:

Single father Colin McKinnon has roots and obligations that have kept him firmly in Dublin his entire life. He once planned to explore the world, but he was bound by duty and gave up on his dreams long ago. When he meets free-spirited American travel writer Maggie in a pub, he’s intrigued. She could help him get a taste of what he lost, rattle the chains of his self-imposed isolation. Instantly drawn to her light, beauty, and sense of adventure, Colin can’t stay away.

Maggie Spencer doesn’t just crave the open road, she needs it to survive. After a harrowing accident and life-changing loss, she rebuilt her life by exploring new places on her own. When she accepts a temporary job writing about day tours in Ireland, she falls in love with Dublin and the man she teaches to explore it. Through their daily adventures, they learn opposites do more than just attract—they can also help each other heal.

But can a man with deep roots keep a woman with wings by his side?

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An excerpt from LOVE IN DUBLIN

Copyright © Jennifer Gracen 2017

As she opened her mouth to say goodbye and thank him for joining her, Colin asked her if she’d have dinner with him.

Her heart skipped a beat. The way he was looking at her… he didn’t want the day to end yet either. Maybe he was ready for more than she thought? “Dinner? But you just spent all weekend with me.” She tossed him a playful grin as she joked, “Aren’t you tired of me by now?”

“No,” he said. The corners of his mouth turned up, a hint of sheepish and a lot of sexy. He stood there patiently, just gazing down at her.

Her heart fluttered. God, he was adorable. A knotted up burly bear with a sweet, kind heart. And lips she was dying to taste. And beautiful blue eyes that showed there was so much more on his mind than the short, polite things he said.

The noises of the city—cars driving, people walking by and talking, horns and shouts on the air—seemed to fade away as she stared back at him.

“I have to admit,” he said quietly, “I do enjoy your company.”

Delight and want made her stomach give a wobbly flip. She finally gave in to the impulse she’d been squelching all day. She dropped her duffel bag to the ground by her feet, placed her hands on his shoulders, and stood on her tiptoes to sweetly brush her lips across his.

“What are you doin’?” he whispered against her mouth, his eyes wide.

“Kissing you in the middle of Dublin.” She pressed her lips to his softly and his breath

hitched. Loving that, she did that again, lips brushing against his with a feather’s touch.

“Confession: I’ve been wanting to kiss you all day.”

“Is that so?” Amazement sparked in his eyes. His hands slowly lifted to her face.

“Mm hmm.” Her heart started racing, adrenaline coursing through her. His fingertips stroked her cheeks as his gaze locked with hers.

She kissed him again, still soft and gentle, still testing, gaging his reactions. His body was tense, holding back, but his eyes revealed how much he wanted her. As usual, there was so much going on in those bright blues… but right now, desire was the winner there, clear as day. It gave her a rush and she shivered from it.

“Actually,” she said, “the full truth is, I’ve been wanting to kiss you for weeks.”

His gaze burned into her. His hands slowly swept along her jaw, then cupped her face.

“Well… if we’re being truthful, I’ve been wantin’ to kiss you for weeks too.”

“Then you should,” she whispered, smiling up at him. “I mean, I already kissed you first…”

About Jennifer Gracen

Jennifer Gracen hails from Long Island, New York, where she lives with her two sons. After spending her youth writing in private and singing in public, she now only sings in her car and is immersed in her passion for writing. She loves to write contemporary romance for readers who look for authentic characters and satisfying endings. When she isn’t with her kids, doing freelance proofreading, or chatting on Twitter and Facebook, Jennifer writes. She’s already hard at work on her next book.

Connect with Jennifer: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Google+

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**Cover Reveal for Home for Christmas by KM Lowe****

Home For Christmas Facebook Cover ArtHome For Christmas By KM Lowe

Pre-Order NOW! £1.99/$2.99
Being a soldier changed Logan McDade’s life. It turned him from a boy into a man and he’d fought for his country for ten years. He was in his prime, or so he thought, until one fateful day when his camp was ambushed, his career ended, and his life was turned upside down.

Returning Home for Christmas should be a happy occasion, but for Logan McDade, it’s the complete opposite.

Returning home to Montana where his family own and run a ranch was his idea of hell. With his future unclear, he returns home to see what he can piece together of his fragile life.

When Logan’s path crosses with his neighbour, Alisha, his heart beats fast, and his head tells him to follow his heart, even though Alisha has her own set of issues.

Can two broken souls be mended?

Will their pasts eat them up?

Will family be the answer to a happy Christmas?

#HomeForChristmas #KMLowe #Christmas #NewRelease #PreOrderNow #ComingSoon #LoganMcdade
Home For Christmas E-Book Cover
Author – KM Lowe
Editor – Karen Sanders
Photographer – Dave Kelley
Models – Tayler Vomacka & Lance Jones
Designer – Kellie Dennis @ Book Cover By Design
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Goodreads – www.goodreads.com/KMLOWE

Witchful Thinking: (Happily Everlasting #4) by Kristen Painter

36145496Charlotte is one of the town librarians and when she finds an old book, she feels compelled to take it home with her. But with a sexy regular in the library, for once Charlotte has more than just books on the brain!

Walker is a witch hunter and can sense witches and magic. He is awaiting a powerful but dark magic book to return to Everlasting like a homing beacon and Charlotte may be the unwitting witch it latches onto. But as he and Charlotte get to know one another, he becomes more and more uncomfortable with lying to her.

But when bodies start to drop and Charlotte gets drawn into the investigation, she and Walker decide to combine forces and investigate on their own.

Great characters, witty dialogue and a cat that steals the show! Edgar Allen is just so…lifelike and adorable!

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