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REVIEW : Silent Threat (Mission Recovery #1) by Dana Marton

       Silent Threat Mission Recovery #1 Dana Marton  January 2nd 2018   A former Navy SEAL, Cole Makani...
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Release Package: Suit by BB Easton

    Title: Suit Series: A 44 Chapters Novel Author: BB Easton Genre: Romantic Comedy/Memoir Release Date: October 18, 2018  ...
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I Found You by Lisa Jewell

I Found You by Lisa Jewell   November 21, 2016 reviewed for Jeri's Book Attic         Title...
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Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward

Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward     September 25, 2016   reviewed for   Jeri's Book Attic      ...
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Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon

Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon     September 27, 2016   reviewed for   Jeri's Book Attic      ...
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Release Package: Fetch by AJ Alexander

    Title: Fetch Series: Odd Jobs #1 Author: AJ Alexander Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: October 16, 2018 Cover Design: Talia...
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REVIEW : Almost Never by Amy Lamont

       Almost Never --- Amy Lamont  2018   A new standalone novel from USA Today Bestselling Author Amy...
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Release Package: Just Breath Anthology

    Title: Just Breathe Authors: Dani René, Jane Anthony, Anna Edwards, Natalie Bennett, Livia Grant, Yolanda Olson, Missy Ann,...
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Release Package: HeartLess by Kristy Love

    Title: HeartLess Author: Kristy Love Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: October 18, 2018 Cover Design: Emily Wittig Designs and Photography...
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Release Package: Pixie Cut by Julia Wolf

    Title: Pixie Cut Series: The Sublime #5 Author: Julia Wolf Genre: Romantic Comedy Release Date: October 18, 2018  ...
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Leave a Mark by Stephanie Fournet

Leave a Mark by Stephanie Fournet   November 22, 2016 reviewed for Jeri's Book Attic         Title...
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TRUCKER (The Good Guys #1) by Jamie Schlosser

TRUCKER (The Good Guys #1) by Jamie Schlosser     September 29, 2016   reviewed for   Jeri's Book Attic...
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Dare (Brothers of Ink and Steel #1) by Allie Juliette Mousseau

Dare (Brothers of Ink and Steel #1) by Allie Juliette Mousseau     October 1, 2016   reviewed for  ...
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Release Package: Deviance by K.E. Osborn

    Title: Deviance Series: The Chicago Defiance MC Series Book 3 Author: KE Osborn Genre: MC Romance Release Date: October...
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Release Boost Package: Absolution by Ava Harrison

    Title: ab·so·lu·tion: a novel Author: Ava Harrison Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: October 6, 2018        ...
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Release Day Blitz – Red’s Wolf by Mila Crawford and Aria Cole

    Amazon         RoseI was on my way to an appointment when my car broke down....
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Release Day Blitz – Beau – Mavericks of Montana Creek (#2) by Somer Hayes

    Amazon   Available via Kindle Unlimited     Beau Maverick has a great life-a close family, a thriving...
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REVIEW : Guarded Desire (NM Protectors, #1) by Christi Snow

     Guarded Desire NM Protectors, #1 Christi Snow June 21st 2018   Kidnapped and terrorized, I refuse to let...
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Tour Package: Chasing My Forever by Heidi McLaughlin

    Title:  Chasing My Forever Series: The Beaumont Series: Next Generation #3 Author: Heidi McLaughlin  Genre: Contemporary Romance Release...
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Release Package: Whiskey by Giulia Lagomarsino

    Title: Whiskey Series: Reed Security Series Author: Giulia Lagomarsino  Genre: Contemporary/Security Romance Release Date: October 18, 2018    ...
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Tour Package: Chasing My Forever by Heidi McLaughlin

 
 
Title:  Chasing My Forever
Series: The Beaumont Series: Next Generation #3
Author: Heidi McLaughlin 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 9, 2018
Cover Design: Sarah Hansen at OkayCreations.
Photography: Mae I Design
Models: Alex Denning & Cherry Albrecht

 
 
 
 

 
 
“Gah! You want this book! Need to know this story! All I can say is Yes!! Yes you need Quinn James in your life! Yes Heidi McLaughlin is continuing all the things I loved about her Beaumont Series into this Next Generation!!” -Amber, The Geekery Book Review
 
 
 
 
 
 
Music is his passion. It’s in his blood. Yet, Quinn James isn’t sure if stardom is right for him. His family wants him to join a band, and follow in his father’s footsteps but fear holds him back. He can’t explain it, and when he tries, no one understands what he’s afraid of or why he’s content playing coffee shop gigs where no one knows him.

Eleanora Boone wants to live her life, not the one her very southern parents planned for her, which is why she chose a college thousands of miles away. Now she’s faced with returning home or doing something that would defy her family. When an opportunity to visit Los Angeles falls in her lap, she uses it to become someone different.

California is everything Eleanora thought it would be, and even more so when she meets Quinn, the shy, reserved and brooding musician who’s the complete opposite of the guys she’s used to back home. 
 
For the first time, Quinn’s smitten. The new, mysterious waitress has him wrapped around her finger, and he finds that he is finally able to open up and trust someone outside of his family circle. 
 
But living a different life comes with its risks, and for Eleanora, that risk is a secret that has the power to destroy both of them.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“You should do it, El. My brother lives there,” Sofia adds. Her brother, right. For the past two years, she’s told me about her brother. In fact, she tells anyone who will listen. He’s famous or is going to be, yet refuses to tell us his name, but talks about him an awful lot. He goes by Q, according to her. It’s some artist name or whatever. The thing is, when you’ve lived with someone for two years, you meet their family. Granted, this is the first time she’s met my parents, but my brother and sister have come to visit, and she’s had the dubious honor of meeting Roy. The only person in Sofia’s family that we’ve met is her mom, Alicia. Never the brother, which is a shame because anytime him and Sofia are together in pictures, he looks super-hot, and way out of my league.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.
 
When she’s isn’t writing one of the many stories planned for release, you’ll find her sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.
 
Heidi’s first novel, Forever My Girl, will be in theaters on October 27, 2017, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe.
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tour Package: Fragments of Ash by Katy Regnery

 
 
Title: Fragments of Ash, a modern fairytale
Author: Katy Regnery 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 1, 2018

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
From New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery comes a dark and twisted retelling of the beloved fairytale, Cinderella!
 

 

My name is Ashley Ellis…

 

 
I was thirteen years old when my mother – retired supermodel, Tig – married Mosier Răumann, who was twice her age and the head of the Răumann crime family.
 
When I turned eighteen, my mother mysteriously died. Only then did I discover the dark plans my stepfather had in store for me all along; the debauched “work” he expected me to do.
 
With the help of my godfather, Gus, I have escaped from Mosier’s clutches, but his twin sons and henchmen have been tasked with hunting me down. And they will stop at nothing to return my virgin body to their father
 
…dead or alive.
 
** Contemporary Romance. Due to profanity and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.** 
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 
Fragments of Ash is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection: contemporary, standalone romances inspired by beloved fairy tales.

 


~ “…readers will fall in love with this modern day fairy tale.”RT Book Reviews on “The Vixen and the Vet(AMF #1)


 

~ “This novel is a stunning achievement; so deep, intense and moving. I was blown away by it, and the characters resonated for a long time after I finished!” — Tessa Shapcott, former Mills & Boon editor on “Never Let You Go” (AMF #2)

 

~“I loved this book with all of my heart. As always, I was captivated by the writing. I was immediately drawn in by the angst. And I connected with each character as though they were my best friends.” —L.B. Simmons, USA Today bestselling author on “Ginger’s Heart” (AMF #3)

 

“I absolutely loved this book! It was sweet, sexy, heart-warming, and incredibly romantic!! I read it in one non-stop sitting because I just didn’t want to put it down. It’s a contemporary fairy tale with a moody, brooding, deeply protective modern-day bad-boy knight who falls utterly in love with a down-on-her-luck damsel in distress who he rescues. This was exactly the kind of addictive book I was looking for and I highly recommend it as a new favorite!!”Aestas Book Blog on “Dark Sexy Knight” (AMF #4)

 

~”Your book is beautiful, Katy. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and sexy. I love the writing. I love the characters. You have me sighing like a damn teenager.”Leylah Attar, New York Times bestselling author on “Don’t Speak” (AMF #5)

 

~”I am a huge – HUGE – fan of Katy Regnery’s modern fairytales. A couple of them go down as some of my favorite books of all time. So I was beyond excited to get an early copy of Shear Heaven, a re-telling of the Rapunzel fairytale and, you guys? This might be the most fairytale-iest of all the fairytales.” —Bookgasms Book Blog on “Shear Heaven” (AMF #6)

 
 
 
 
 
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract, and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.
 
Forty books later, Katy claims authorship of the multititled New York Times and USA Today bestselling Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other stand-alone novels and novellas, including the critically-acclaimed, 2018 RITA© nominated, USA Today bestselling contemporary romance, Unloved, a love story.
 
Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, became a New York Times e-book bestseller.
 
Katy’s books are available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Turkish.
 
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.
 
Sign up for Katy’s newsletter today: www.katyregnery.com!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tour Package: Holeshot by Winter Travers

Title: Holeshot
Series: Nitro Crew Series Book 2
Author: Winter Travers
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: September 29, 2018


“HOLY SHOT! This book is amazing, I have been wanting Frankie’s book for awhile now and it didn’t disappoint. Are you into romance and or racing books?” – Goodreads Review



“Brooks Did a Burnout on My Heart!!” – Goodreads Review



“Hilarious chemistry from start to finish that you can’t help but fall in love with this dynamic pair!!!” – One Last Page Book Blog


Frankie Jensen works hard. She’s clawed her way up to become the car chief for the Cummings Racing pit crew, but none of that matters when her boss doesn’t even know her name. She refuses to let people take advantage of her. Quitting is her only option, but there was one thing she didn’t factor in.

Brooks Cummings always wins.

Whether it’s on the track or in life, Brooks knows what he wants, and he’s not afraid to fight for it. After a near miss with a wrench to the head, Brooks knows he should wash his hands of the rebellious car chief, but he can’t seem to let her go.

Racers strive for a holeshot on the track, but Brooks wants one when it comes to her. First over the finish line and first to Frankie’s heart.

Winter Travers is a devoted wife, mother, and aunt turned author who was born and raised in Wisconsin. After a brief stint in South Carolina following her heart to chase the man who is now her hubby, they retreated back up North to the changing seasons, and the place they now call home.

Winter spends her days writing happily ever afters, and her nights zipping around on her forklift at work. She also has an addiction to anything MC related, her dog Thunder, and Mexican food! (Tamales!)

Winter loves to stay connected with her readers. Don’t hesitate to reach out and contact her.
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Tour Package: Teased by Fire by Molly O’Hare

 
 
Title: Teased by Fire
Author: Molly O’Hare
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 2, 2018

 
 

 

 




“No one does romcom better than Molly O’Hare and this book brings all of her talent right to the forefront.” ~ Brittany Red Hatter Book Blog 


“This book! It was a stinkin riot! Hilarious!” ~ Tweezyreads

 

“Teased by Fire is the perfect combination of steam, romance, and humor! If you want a book that just brings a smile to your face and makes reality slip away for a bit, you can’t find a better book than Teased by Fire” ~ Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews

 
 
 
 
 
Olive has always been content living an anti-social existence while letting the characters she writes about fulfill her wild side. She’s worked hard to achieve a zero human interaction life. However, that came to an end when out of nowhere her best friend announced she’s moving out, and her brother was moving in. Not only does Olive now have to deal with the guy that has teased her their whole life, but he also came with a cat the size of a human child.
 
Hank’s had a thing for Olive for as long as he could remember. When he realized she needed a roommate, he jumped at the chance. Why wouldn’t he when annoying Olive had always been his favorite pastime? Then one day when Hank let his curiosity get the better of him, he discovered Olive had a whole other side of her she kept hidden away. 
 
Now, all Hank had to do was convince Olive life was a heck of a lot more fun when you add some fire to it. Honestly, what could possibly go wrong?

 
 
 
 
 
Much like any author out there, sleeping does not come easy to Molly. As it turns out, she has horrible insomnia . When she was younger, to help herself fall asleep she would recite stories. Each night she’d pick up where the story left off previously until the tale was complete. One morning, after she finished a particularly fun adventure, she decided she wanted to start sharing them with others. A few months later, here she is, sharing her lack of sleep with all of you. Who says the stories in our heads can’t be fun for others?
 
Also, she loves Fun Facts. New ones are at the end of each of her book. If you look close enough, some are hidden on her website too.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Spotlight Tour Package: Shift by Heather MacKinnon

 
 
Title: Shift
Series: Southern Werewolves Novel #1
Author: Heather MacKinnon
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: January 16, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hard working criminal lawyer Elizabeth Montgomery is finally taking a vacation, a solo trip to the mountains of North Carolina to a cozy little cabin in the woods. Unfortunately, she doesn’t even get to spend one night there. She takes an early evening hike and ends up on the wrong side of a vicious animal attack. Or so she thought. When she’s found and rescued by sexy stranger, Abraham, she soon finds out it was a werewolf that attacked her. And that she’s the newest member of Abraham’s pack. Now Elizabeth must navigate the changes that come along with becoming a werewolf while also learning to fit into this tight knit pack. For an only child who rarely speaks with her own parents, getting close to Abraham and his family might just be scarier than becoming a werewolf.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I looked back and found her staring at the door Abraham had escaped through with a confused look. My eyes watched the door too, waiting (hoping) for Abraham to come back.
Get a grip, Montgomery.
“Abey said your name’s Elizabeth?” Evey asked.
She looked remarkably like Abraham. Although there were many similarities, the main difference was all her softness compared to his hardness. Her features were small and delicate, but her hair and eyes were clearly a family trait.
“Yes. My name’s Elizabeth.” With another glance around the large room, I added, “How did I get here? Where is here anyway?”
Evey smiled. “Abraham brought you here. You’re in our lodge near Asheville.”
I let out a small sigh of relief. He hadn’t taken me far at least.
“You and Abraham’s lodge?”
A soft, tinkling laugh left her rosebud mouth. “Well, I guess technically it’s Abraham’s, but he shares it with all of us.”
All of you? How many are there?”
Evey’s head tipped back as she tapped a dainty finger against her chin. “Let’s see, there’s us five, and then maybe another five or ten guards that live here full time? The rest of the pack live in their own houses on the property.”
One word stuck out above the rest.
“Pack?” I asked incredulously.
Evey nodded her head slowly, her eyes serious and sad.
“Yes, pack.”
I almost didn’t want to ask, but knew I needed the answer.
“Pack of what, exactly?”
Evey’s eyes searched my face, and she was silent for a minute.

 

With a sigh, she responded, “Pack of werewolves.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Heather MacKinnon is an author living in the research triangle in North Carolina with her husband and two troublemaking dogs. She grew up on Long Island and spent her young adult years in various states in New England. This led to her subsequent addiction to Dunkin’ Donuts latte’s and her gratuitous use of the word “wicked”. She’s tried her hand at many jobs throughout the years as she strove to find the one that made her happy. Heather has sold chicken, kitchen knives, auto body supplies, PR packages, and computer software. She’s been a cashier, a waitress, a cook, a hotel concierge, a phlebotomist, and an Uber driver. Though her jobs have been many, her passion has always been reading. She’d hide in the bathroom and read between sales calls, or find a lonely corner in the kitchen and whip out her kindle between waiting on tables. After a lifetime of enjoying other people’s words, she decided to write down some of her own.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tour Package: Evan’s Encore by RB Hilliard

 
 
 
Title: Evan’s Encore
Series: Meltdown: The Conclusion
Author: RB Hilliard
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Rock
Release Date: October 3, 2018

 
 
 
 
 
Evan Walker is living the dream. As Meltdown’s new keyboardist, he has finally found where he belongs. Unfortunately, his wife doesn’t share the same dream. When the band decides to take a break, Evan goes home, only to discover his reality is not as it seems. 
 
Unthinkable secrets are revealed, flipping his world upside down. 
 
Quinn Kinley has lived a charmed life, but after suffering a terrible loss and her mother’s sudden move to Florida, she finds herself left with a bar to run and more house than she knows what to do with. She comes up with a plan: get a housemate.
 
He’s a rock star. She’s a country girl.
 
She’s looking for a housemate. He needs a place to live. 
 
Love isn’t a consideration… but sometimes love happens when you least expect it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
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“Welcome to Margo’s. Can I get you another beer or some food?” I asked, focusing my attention on Evan.
 
Leveling that green gaze on me, he said, “Yeah, can I get a burger?” My pulse fluttered under his rapt stare. The man wasn’t cowboy enough for me, but he sure was something worth looking at. His dark hair and beard only helped to accentuate those fabulous green eyes. Now that I was up close and personal, I also took note of his lips. They were full, perfect, and very sexy.
 
“Hello?” he called out in a somewhat irritated tone.
 
“Oh, uh, sorry. What was that?” I asked, embarrassed to be caught staring.
 
“Food?” he clipped.
 
I started to apologize again, but instead, found myself saying, “Yes, what about it?”
 
“Can we order some or are you going to stand there staring at us all night?” Talk about rude.
 
“Sure thing, honey. What would you like?” I asked in a sugar-sweet voice. His green eyes narrowed in on me and I smiled. Take that Rock Star.
 
“I would like a hamburger.”
 
“On it?” I questioned.
 
“On what?” he asked, clearly getting more irritated by the second.
 
“What would you like on it?” I asked, carefully enunciating each word. His friends laughed.
 
“Cheese, Let—”
 
“Kind?” I interrupted.
 
“Huh?” he questioned.
 
“What kind of cheese, dude?” his buddy asked for me.
 
Catching the female’s eye, I winked and she smiled.
 
“Fuck!” Evan hissed. “I don’t care. Just give me a damn cheeseburger with the works.”
 
Lifting my brows, I asked, “The works?” I wanted to make sure I’d heard him right.
 
“Yeeees,” he replied in the same slow tone I’d given him earlier.
 
Tit for tat, I thought, but answered, “Sure thing, doll. One burger with the works, coming right up.” This guy was a real twit. After taking the other orders, I quickly escaped to the kitchen.
 
“You’re sure he wants the works?” Sam asked.
 
Somehow managing to keep a straight face, I confirmed that the customer did, indeed, want a burger with the works. I left Sam mumbling behind the stove and returned to the bar, smiling all the way.
 
“So, what are they like?” Alex-Ann whispered.
 
“Chaz and his girl are nice,” I told her.
 
“And Evan?”
 
“I’m back,” Gretchen interrupted. “Thanks for watching my table.”
 
“Order up!” Sam called from the kitchen.
 
“That’s for table six,” I directed at Gretchen. Not even two minutes passed before the bar was interrupted by a loud commotion.
 
“What the hell is on this?” I heard shouted from across the room. My inner bitch gave a silent whoop and a fist pump and I had to bite back the urge to cackle with glee. Serves the shit-heel right.
 
A minute or so later, Gretchen called out, “Quinn, you’re needed at table six!”
 
Zeroing in on my smirk, Alex-Ann whispered, “What did you do?”
 
Ignoring her question, I slid out from behind the bar and made my way over to table six. Evan’s face was no longer pale, but more like the color of a ripe tomato. That’s what habanero peppers would do to you.
 
“What the hell did you put on this?” he wheezed between gulps of water.
 
“I’m sorry, you did say you wanted the works, didn’t you?” I could tell the guy wanted to blast me.
 
“He did,” Chaz chimed in, which earned him an evil glare.
 
“People are staring. Let’s go,” Evan grumbled.
 
“I’m sorry. Did I do something wrong?” I questioned, my tone filled with fake concern. Without answering, he scooted from the booth and walked out the door.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RB Hilliard lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and two children. In 2012, she began writing His End Game, the first book in her MMG Series. Hilliard has not only published six books in this series, but has gone on to publish her hilariously funny Whisky’s novels, as well as her Rock Star Romance Series, Meltdown.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Title: Esmerlda’s Happy Time Cabin For Lost Hikers 
Author: Suzanne Jankins 
Genre: Romance, Suspense 
 
 
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Kelly and Jeff Fairchild live a charmed life in their renovated Victorian mansion in the Jersey suburbs. Wall Street traders with a golden touch, they plan their vacations with the same detail and finesse used with their deals on Wall Street. 
The next big outing is a hiking trip on an island in the Canadian Muskoka. Everything is perfection, from the brand name of their hiking boots to their silk long johns. Nothing can go wrong, right? 
 
 
 
 
 
 
They’d been married for five perfectly lovely years and had five perfect notebooks of five fabulous vacations lined up on a special shelf in the den. Professionally framed photographs of the vacations covered the den walls. A sailing trip around the Pacific, a Mediterranean cruise, a hike across the Sahara Desert—all memorialized in sepia.
  Summer was over and fabulous hiking weather had arrived. September was perfect for the trip: cooler temperatures, no black flies or mosquitoes, kids off the trails and back in school. Their vacations started the day after Labor Day. They used the three extra days to pack and load up their luxury SUV with everything they would need.
Taking a leisurely two days to get to Gravenhurst, they stopped along the way to sightsee. Friends Vic and Sandra Pease in Syracuse had invited them for dinner when they heard about this year’s trip.
“Why in God’s name hike Muskoka? You’ll have to go in circles to avoid water. If you must go to Canada, Vancouver or Banff would be better.”
“Oh, I disagree,” Jeff said. “It’s beautiful up there. And remote. We don’t want to compete for space with a lot of athletes. We want to take our time and enjoy the scenery. You should come up with us sometime.”
The friend shrugged his shoulders and laughed. “Nope, we’ll stay here and have a meal ready for you. My hiking days are over.”
Kelly was secretly anxious about the conversation. Her relationship with Jeff, the way they challenged each other to do more and take risks, was to her liking. She didn’t want to get complacent. The friend and his wife, people Jeff had gone to college with, were both overweight with bad teeth and had a house full of kids with runny noses and smart mouths.
When they finally left for the hotel, Kelly let out a sigh of relief. “Promise me you never want to live that way.”
Jeff looked over at her and took her hand. “I promise. I was almost afraid to eat in that dining room. Jesus, the noise!” He shook his head. “Not to worry. I love our life the way it is.” He leaned over with his eyes still on the road and puckered up.
The next morning at the hotel, they walked down to the dining room together. It was just after seven, and they were going to catch the seven forty-five ferry to Moon River at the trailhead to begin their hike. They ate eggs and bacon in silence, drinking coffee, when Jeff’s stomach made an audible complaint.
“That was weird!” They looked at each other, concerned. The start of a trip was not a good time to get stomach issues. “Maybe I’d better excuse myself.”
He got up and left her with the packs. She drank her coffee, looking out the window at Lake Muskoka. She loved it up here. If they didn’t have to work, this was where she’d really like to be. It was up north. Kelly had been born and raised in Michigan, and memories of trips to the northern half of the Lower Peninsula with her family had instilled a love of piney woods and sandy roads. She took a deep breath and smiled. All would be well. That was until Jeff came back, looking pale and shaky.
“Oh, you look uncomfortable,” she said, concerned.
“That’s an understatement,” he said. “I just had a stomachache that almost made me pass out.”
“Oh no, Jeff. Are you okay to go on?” She fought the urge to look at her watch, but the ferry was leaving in twenty minutes whether they were on it or not.
“Yes, absolutely. There’s a bathroom on the boat. Do you have toilet paper in your pack?” he asked, whispering.
She nodded her head. Would it come to that? Three years before, they’d gotten sick on a canoe trip while paddling through the Maine woods. Please, not that. It was the only time a trip hadn’t come off perfectly for them. An aberration, for sure.
They dragged their packs to the cash register, helped each other get them on their backs and walked slowly to the ferry.
“This is a nightmare.” It was so unlike Jeff to complain or say anything negative that Kelly started to worry.
“It’s no problem to move everything up a day, honey. All it will take is access to a printer and a few phone calls.”
But he was determined. “No. We’ve looked forward to this for the past twelve damn months. A little stomach bug isn’t going to hold me back.”
She shrugged her shoulders, wondering why his stubbornness always came out at the worst possible times. It certainly wasn’t going to be fun for her if he was miserable for a week. And what if he got sick while they were out? There was no way to contact anyone.
“Don’t get mad, but I have to ask one more time. Are you sure?” She saw him hesitate just a bit.
“I’m sure. Let’s go.”
They got on the ferry and paid for their tickets. Her mind playing tricks on her, she thought she saw Jeff struggling under the weight of his pack. They went to seats in the open air and took their packs off. They had a two-hour boat ride ahead of them; surely, he’d start feeling better after whatever it was he’d eaten that morning worked through his system. The only problem was his throat started to hurt halfway through the cruise. He dug through his kit, found a lozenge, and discreetly popped it into his mouth.
In minutes, Kelly looked at him, frowning. “Are you sucking on menthol? What’s going on?”
He tried to blow it off, waving her away. “It’s nothing. Just a tickle.”
Concern growing, the last thing she needed was to be stranded on a remote island with bears and rattlesnakes and a sick husband. She reached out and put her hand on his forehead. “You’re burning up!” she exclaimed. “Maybe we’d better go back.”
While he protested, she turned to dig in her own kit and get some aspirin tablets out.
“This’ll run its course,” he said, trying not to moan.
Before Kelly could get a bottle of water to him so he could swallow the pills, he bolted to the men’s restroom.
“Oh no. This isn’t good,” she said out loud.
Glancing out the window, the sun was up, but the sky was overcast. The projected forecast was sunny and clear for the next ten days. The bathroom door opened and her husband came out, more pale than before, only to turn around and go back in. Knowing his mind was made up, no amount of nagging would convince him to go back to the hotel. Their relationship was based on history—history that once Jeff was on a mission, there would be no turning back regardless of the circumstances.
He was even afraid to drink water. Finally feeling safely empty, he ventured out, weak and shaky, but looking embarrassed. It was a good sign.
“I was about to get an officer to go in and make sure you were okay.”
“I’m better now,” he said. “I think it was Vic and Sandra’s spaghetti and meatballs.”
“From Monday night? Doesn’t food poisoning usually show up quickly?” Kelly asked, doubtful.
“I felt bad yesterday, but didn’t want to ruin the day for you,” Jeff replied. “I got the feeling you were holding back, too.”
She had been, but not for the reason he thought. “You should have said something, Jeff.”
“Well, I feel better, so no harm done. And we’ll be at the starting spot of our fabulous hike in less than twenty minutes! Are you getting excited?” He hugged her in a one-arm hug while they stood at the rails, looking out over the water. “I think it’s going to be a really good hike.”
She smiled up at him, some of the former enthusiasm coming through again. Two perfect people going on their perfectly planned vacation.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Jenkins writes page-turning contemporary romance, mystery, and women’s fiction with passionately gripping characters that stay with readers long after they turn the last page.  The Detroit Detective Stories, beginning with The Greeks of Beaubien Street, are a reflection of American fantasy with historical reality. Pam of Babylon books consistently rank in the Top 100 Best Sellers in American Drama with over 1,000,000 downloads. Esmeralda’s Happy Time Cabin for Lost Hikers is her sixty-fifth book. For more about Suzanne, go to
 
 
 
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Title: Marks of the Mazza
Series: Mazza Series #1
Author: Blake Blessing
Genre: Paranormal Reverse Harem
Published: August 30, 2018


 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
I was just minding my own business, trying to win in life (while in reality just barely passing) when I discovered the existence of a secret race, who think I’m the answer to their prayers. 

 

 

 

The Mazza, they called me. Someone who bears the marks of all four houses of this mysterious people, holding untold powers. Every time a Mazza has appeared in their history it has signaled great change. Change they so desperately need when they are on the brink of war.
 
Their savior. Their Messiah.
 
More like scale tipper for whatever side holds the Mazza. I just wish I knew what this war is about and who the players are. Everyone is out to get me, manipulate me, own me. 
 
Navigating the minefield I just stumbled into could very well cost me my life. Good thing I stumbled into a mistaken Uber full of men of said race who I can trust to help me navigate my new normal. Or can I? 
 
MARKS OF THE MAZZA is a full-length 70,000 word fun, paranormal reverse harem romance. Book one in the Mazza Series.
 
 
 

His eyes drill into my back as I walk in front of him. A little unsettling, but I don’t let it show. Placing the plastic menus on the table, I turn around and gesture to the booth.
“Would you like anything to drink now, or do you want to wait for your companion?” My voice is a little higher than I would like, so I take a steadying breath to get myself under control.
He continues to stare hard at me. His eyes rove over my face, catching on the birthmark.
“Just water please.” He sits in the booth, crinkling the cheap, red plastic upholstery that is cracked from decades of use, and dismisses me by turning his attention outside the window.
What a douche.

 
 
Blake Blessing is new on the Indie scene and ecstatic to embark on this new chapter in life. She is a mom, wife, art enthusiast, and author. 

 

 
She attended ten different schools growing up, so books became her constant friend. Escaping into books of all different genres made life fun and exciting. Blake was also raised on music and still blasts it through the house and car at every opportunity. 
 
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Title: House of Payne: Tag
Series: House of Payne
Author: Stacy Gail
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: September 4, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“I loved Ivy and Tag they had the perfect mixture of sweet and heat I love this series and can’t wait for the next one.” ~ Danielle

 

“If you’re looking for a strong alpha guy with a heart, a gutsy girl whose lost her family but still knows how to feel, sprinkled with some heat and a healthy dash of dirty talking, you’ve found your zen.” ~ Christy C.

 
Mysterious. Anonymous. Genius.
 
No one knows the identity of the famous urban artist known only as Tag, and that’s just the way Tag likes it. He got his start in one of the most gang-ridden neighborhoods in Chicago by anonymously tagging his world with beautiful graffiti, and that anonymity kept him alive. Sure, Tag’s work is now so hot it’s being turned into tattoos at the greatest tattoo studio in the world, House of Payne, but he’s still not going to reveal himself. To anyone.
 
Volatile. Passionate. Brilliant.
 
Artist Ivy Gemelli is the last of her family. Mother—dead. Father—shot in his cab for fifty bucks. Uncle and brother—murdered in the family’s auto paint shop, which was then burned down to the ground. She’s the last one standing in a never-ending struggle to just freaking survive, and it’s made her tougher than nails. That’s why, when she sees her own art show up in Tag’s designs, she’s more than ready to go to war.
 
Hot. Powerful. Irresistible.
 
Tag wasn’t looking for a sexy complication like Ivy, but that’s exactly what he’s got. Her murdered brother’s long-ago lie brought them together, but now that Tag’s got Ivy in his sights, he’s not about to let her go. Ivy is all fire and fury, and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep this sex-on-stilettos woman with him, even if he has to keep her in the dark about his past.
 
***This standalone, hot contemporary romance contains a strong alpha male, mention of the sexual practice of edging, and a spank or two (or three). There are multiple, explicit sex scenes (you have been warned). No cheating, no love triangles, no cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed. This book is not intended for readers under the age of 18***
 
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“Listen up, daddy long legs, I’m not a frickin’ pull toy.” Ivy barely managed to keep up with Tag as he practically ran her up the stairs and into Scout’s office. “And I’m not exactly wearing track shoes, in case you hadn’t noticed.”

“I noticed.” He closed the door behind them, and it was like turning the world’s sound off. In the silence of the office, she was suddenly, blazingly aware of every last thing about him, from how he leaned casually against the door, to how his eyes watched her like seeing her was his only mission in life. “I notice everything about you. Especially those shoes.”

She blinked before she looked down at her sandals. They gave her an added four inches, something she needed in the face of the masculine tower that was Tag, but even more than that she’d thought they made her legs look dead sexy. But considering his tone, maybe not. “I love these shoes. What’s wrong with them?”

“Nothing. I love them too. That’s why I want you to wear them when I fuck you.”

Her gaze jerked up from her feet to crash into his. Holy cow, he was serious. “Uh…”

“Yeah? You wanna say something?”

Valiantly she tried to laugh it off, even as a lick of desire began to raise her temperature. “You don’t mean now, do you? You couldn’t possibly mean now.”

Slowly he started toward her. “We’ve got privacy and a sofa. Or, barring that, we’ve got a nice, big desk right behind you. Then again, a wall or even that rug you’re standing on would work. Come to think of it, we could have a damn orgy in here with all these possibilities.”

Stalking her. Heaven above, the man was stalking her like she was his prey. There had to be something wrong with her to find that exhilarating. “Am I the only one left in this whole wide world who thinks sex should happen in the bedroom?”

“Oh, I’m sure we’ll get to that. Eventually.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A competitive figure skater from the age of eight, Stacy Gail wrote stories between events to pass the time. By fourteen, she told her parents she was either going to be a skating coach who was also a romance writer, or a romance writer who was also a skating pro. Now with a day job of playing on the ice with her students, and writing everything from PNR and cyberpunk to contemporary romance at night, both dreams have come true.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Title: FORTUNATE ENCOUNTERS
Series: The Signs Series
Author: Caterina Passarelli
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: September 20
Cover Designer: Najla Qamber Designs

About FORTUNATE ENCOUNTERS

Sitting at the wrong table turned my life upside down.

I was supposed to be on a date with one man but made a huge mistake—a mistake I keep bumping into all over New York City.

Clark Chambers is arrogant, straightforward, devastatingly handsome, and takes what he wants. And right now his sight is set on me.

But he only wants friends with benefits. And I’d rather eat dirt than agree to that.

After an “enough is enough” moment, I turn to the Universe for help & ask for a special sign.

And it’s just my luck … looks like rabbits & romance really do mix!

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About Caterina Passarelli

Former TV News Producer turned Romance author, Caterina Passarelli has always had a love for words. From real-life Detroit crime to fictional love stories around the globe, she hopes to take her readers on a fast-paced adventure.

Caterina is the author of five titles in multiple genres: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense.

When she’s not writing about alpha males and strong, sarcastic women, she is the CEO of an online fitness coaching company.

Caterina is the fur mom to her three-year-old rescue dog, Piper, who she spoils uncontrollably.

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A sweet, sexy and light read.

Juliette is a young single professional who is looking for love unfortunately her dates are subpar at best. On one of those said dates she sits down at the wrong table only realising that her real date is standing at the table she sat down at. After she begs off early from her date she can’t stop thinking about Clark.

Clark is sitting at table minding his own business and then a woman who isn’t usually his type sits down in front of him he is amused by all of this but with all of his amusement he can’t seem to forget her. He doesn’t have time for relationships he has a life plan that he is working on make as much money as possible and then have kids, his outlook on life is a bit skewed.

After their first encounter they keep on seeing one another all over the place. But Clark doesn’t want a relationship so offers friends with benefits. Juliette hasn’t really lived a lot so she agrees to the idea only at some point as always feelings always start to get involved. Which here is also the case.

I wasn’t convinced on the chemistry between these two and with all the push and pull I felt as if that spark was missing.

The author in her writing style is talented and she has created a fun and sexy read with no other woman drama.

I have to admit it’s been about a week since I finished this and I’m a bit fuzzy on the details. It has been a really busy week and well I guess it could speak for the book not being that memorable but in all honesty it is me.

 

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