Thursday, March 30, 2023

Excerpt Reveal for The Rules of Dating My Best Friend's Sister by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward.

Title: The Rules of Dating My Best Friend's Sister
Authors: Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 2, 2023

Excited about Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward’s 
upcoming release, The Rules of Dating 
My Best Friend's Sister? 
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“What the hell?” He stood on the other side of the door. “Where’s the doorknob?”
I leaned down and spoke through the hole where the knob used to be. “It’s in here with me. The lock jammed, and the knob came off in my hands when I tried to pull it open.”
“Alright. Give me a minute. I need to run next door to get a screwdriver.”
“I have one now! I picked it up after the beeping incident, so I wouldn’t need to bug you again. It’s in the top drawer in the kitchen!”
“Okay, great. Hang on.”
Two minutes later, the door popped open. It wasn’t until I saw Holden’s face that I remembered I was only wearing a tank top and underwear, sans bra.
He gulped and took a long look before turning his head. “Sorry. I didn’t realize you weren’t dressed.”
I wasn’t the only one scantily clad. Holden had on only a pair of boxer briefs, his beautiful tanned skin and carved six pack on full display for my eager eyes, yet again. I couldn’t stop myself from staring. Silence ticked by until Holden turned his head back, probably to see why I’d grown quiet. “You oka—”
My eyes rose to meet his, but not before he’d caught me ogling him.
I shook my head and laughed nervously. “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to stare. I just hadn’t expected you to be in your underwear either, I guess. It caught me off guard.”
Holden ran a hand through his hair. “Yeah, I’m sorry if I checked you out, too.”
I should’ve just left the bathroom and covered up with a robe, but something about being near this man made me say and do things that were completely out of character. “Would you mind if I…looked a little more?”
Holden’s brows shot up to his hairline. “You want to check me out?”
My face heated. I shook my head and looked down. “Oh my gosh. I’m so embarrassed. I think the lack of sleep and stress from being locked in here made me a little bonkers. It’s just that maybe we both have some pent-up curiosity about what we look like as adults. I mean, I’ve only stolen glimpses of you without a shirt on since we were teenagers in my backyard pool. And you certainly haven’t seen me in a skimpy bottom and no bra since then. I guess I was thinking if we took a good, long look, once and for all, we might get it out of our systems.”
Holden stared at me. I could see the wheels in his head spinning. Eventually, his eyes dropped to my chest. “You have no bra on…”
I shook my head. “No bra.”
He swallowed. “Let’s do it.”
He nodded. “Fuck yeah. I’m going to hell anyway. Might as well enjoy the ride down. But you have to stay in the bathroom, and I’ll stay on this side of the doorway.”
“Okay.” I bit my bottom lip. “You look first.”
“Why don’t we look at the same time?”
I nodded. “Good idea. How long should we do it for?”
Holden shrugged. “A minute?”
“Do you have your phone?”
“No. I thought someone broke in and you were being attacked. My phone was the last thing on my mind.”
“Mine should be on the coffee table. Do you want to grab it so we can use the timer?”
Holden walked away and came back ten seconds later. “What’s your code?”
“Zero, seven, one, three.”
He started to type and then froze before looking up at the ceiling. “That’s the day you’re getting married, isn’t it?”
I nodded.
Holden cursed as he went back to typing. “I’m so fucking going to hell.”
He called up the clock app and then turned the phone to show me. The countdown was set for one minute. His finger hovered over the green button. “You ready?”
I nodded.
Holden pressed the button, and we began to openly ogle each other.

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From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes a new standalone romance.
Rule number one for dating your best friend’s sister: Don’t.
Just don’t do it.
Especially when your best friend is dead and the last thing he made you promise him was that you’d keep an eye on his little sister, but not too good of an eye.
As a musician whose longest committed relationship was six weeks, I, Holden Catalano, was the last guy on Earth who should’ve been messing around with Laney Ellison.
The super smart girl whom I affectionately dubbed Lala since childhood was always off limits.
Though that didn’t stop me from thinking about her over the years, especially those times when the two of us would sneak out onto the roof and talk for hours after my buddy fell asleep. It was innocent, but I’d always held a torch for her.
After Ryan passed away, I vowed to always protect Lala. That included protecting her—from me.
Now all grown up and a scientist, Lala needed a place to stay when she accepted a temporary research position in New York. I thought I did the right thing by offering her an apartment in the building I co-owned with my three friends.
Except having her close by reignited all of those old feelings.
And things started to get complicated.
Especially since she was engaged.
And especially since, lately, I’d noticed something more in her eyes. Desire.
Lala didn’t exactly look at me like the platonic brother figure I was trying so desperately to be, even though I wanted her more than I’d ever wanted anything.
Yet, I was being good—on my very best behavior.
But you know what they say…all good things must come to an end, right?


Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles are currently translated in twenty-seven languages and have appeared on bestseller lists in the US, Germany, Brazil, Bulgaria and Hungary. Three of her short stories have been turned into films by Passionflix, and two of her books are currently optioned for movies. 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 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 thirty 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 for FALLING FOR THE FAKE BOYFRIEND by SE Rose & Sierra Hill

Release Date: March 30

One football player.
Two simple rules.
Three fake dates.
Zero chance of falling for the other.

Emmett Hudson is just trying to play college football at Clearview Falls University while keeping all the balls from spinning his life apart. He thought he had everything under control until the coach threatened to bench him if he didn’t get his grades up with the help of a tutor.
Lucy Parker isn’t into football players, except the one she’s crushed on since high school. But he’s the star quarterback and doesn’t even know she exists.
The answer to this problem comes when a deal is struck with her new tutoring assignment, aka: Emmett. He promises a way to get his teammate’s attention if Lucy commits to being his fake girlfriend for three dates.
Three. Seems easy enough. Right?
But even with safeguards in place, their fake relationship soon begins to feel more real than either Lucy or Emmett expects.
And with their hearts on the line, it could turn this winning strategy into a losing proposition.

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This one is a good read.  Emmett is a good guy.  He's a football player that has a lot on his plate.  His grades are slipping, so his coach makes him get a tutor.  Lucy is his tutor.  Lucy is an intelligent girl who puts studies before other things.  She's shy but doesn't take crap.  When she first meets Emmett, he's late, and they don't hit it off.  She starts to soften to him.  They end up fake dating to benefit each other, although mostly Lucy will gain from the deal.   She wants to gain the attention of another football player, and he offers to help her.  I didn't 100% like the fake dating part because I just wanted them to be honest about their feelings.  I loved their time together and was rooting for them to see that they were perfect for each other.  This one is a good read that you should read.  
4 Stars!

Meet SE Rose 

USA Today & International Bestselling romance author, S.E. Rose lives near Washington D.C. with her family. 


When she's not wrangling her cats or keeping up with her kids, she's plotting her next story.


She loves all things wine, coffee, and cats. 

In her non-existent free time, she enjoys traveling, going to concerts, binging on her favorite shows, and reading, especially if it's a good mystery or comedy.

To learn more about SE and her books, visit here

Meet Sierra Hill

SIERRA HILL wrote and published her first contemporary new adult romance in 2014 and has since published over thirty novels. She is a 2020 RONE Award-Winning author of Game Changer, as well as award-winning college sports series, Courting Love, and the twice award-finalist erotic ménage serial, Reckless – The Smoky Mountain Trio.

Sierra lives in the Seattle area with her husband of twenty-five years and their rescued German Shepherd. When not writing, she enjoys baking, reading, and traveling to see her favorite alternative rock band, Pearl Jam.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Release Blitz for Truck Me by Aria Bliss


Title: Truck Me

Series: Mutter Brothers #2

Author: Aria Bliss

Genre: Steamy Small Town Romance

Release Date: March 28, 2023


Garret Mutter is broody, grumpy, and always scowls. By all accounts, I’d say he hates me. But there’s a fire burning deep in his eyes every time he looks at me that makes me shudder with desire.

Five reasons my life imploded:

✔️Boyfriend of seven years rejected my marriage proposal.

✔️Publicly humiliated and disgraced by said boyfriend.


✔️Moved back home to live with parents at age thirty.

✔️Forced to deal with the loss I’ve been running from for over ten years.

I haven’t seen Garret since high school, and I hate that I’m not at my best—not even close. I’m sure he remembers me as the always-perfectly-put-together beauty queen. Not the frizzy head, make-up free, failure that I am today.

But he’s even hotter than he was in high school.

So. Not. Fair.

Tall, grumpy, bearded, growly, with a thick wall of solid muscle—that’s Garret Mutter.

And from the way he’s glaring at me, I can’t tell if he hates me or wants to kiss me.

Thankfully, he doesn’t make me wonder for long.

The growing attraction between us ignites, and I soon learn that there’s so much more to Garret than the grumpy-bear scowl he hides behind.

Garret has a secret, and it just might destroy my family.

We made a choice to be together. And now we must face the consequences—Garret more than me—as we each deal with the hard truths of our pasts.

Our invisible scars run deep and threaten to stand in our way.

And I’m not convinced we’ll be able to overcome them to build a future together.

Author’s Note: This is Garret and Charlotte’s story. A grumpy-sunshine, opposites attract, girl next door, small-town romance between a disgraced former beauty queen determined to get her life back and a hot alpha mechanic who’d rather be left alone than deal with the painful realities of his past.










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Truck Me is book two in the Mutter Brothers series.  Each book deals with a different brother, so there can be read as a standalone.  I just found the series with this book, but I will go back and read book one, Truck You, while I wait for book three. 

Garret is a grumpy guy who stays to himself.  He has a soft spot for Charlotte's niece.  Charlotte grew up next to the Mutter family.  She was a beauty queen with big hopes and expectations.  She moved to Chicago but returned to her small town after her relationship and business dreams fell apart.  She has a lot on her plate.  Her paths cross with Garret; there is a connection there, but he's very closed off.  He has layers, and every once in a while, he sees his softness come through.  Their story has a lot of emotions and struggles, and I really liked it.  

4 Stars!!


Sexy & Fun Romance with a healthy dose of Real Life

Aria Bliss writes steamy, emotionally charged contemporary romance with humor, drama, and big feels. She has a soft spot for single dads, second chances, forbidden romance, and grumpy bad boys with sweet centers that are impossible not to love.








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Monday, March 27, 2023

Release Blitz for The Devil's Hand: Monk by Shilo West

Title: The Devil's Hand: Monk
Series: High Stakes #2
Author: Shilo West
Publisher: Crave Publishing
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Tropes: Mafia/Billionaire
Release Date: Match 27, 2023


Something is wrong…

It’s not like I didn’t see it coming. From the moment I saw Juno, I knew. There was no loving her without loving danger.

Sal told me not to let her out of my sight, but I did. I told myself it would be okay. Even as I watched her wave to me from the ferry the last time I saw her. I could feel it, I could feel it in my chest, something was coming for us.

By the time Juno’s texts stopped, I had already called Sal and he told me what I needed to do. I knew he was right, but it didn’t make it any easier.

If I really wanted to find Juno, I needed to reach into my past.

The past was hell to me, and hell is a place I don’t like to revisit. But without those connections, finding Juno would be nearly impossible.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and I was well aware I was about to walk straight into the flames.

I prepared myself to do something I never thought I would do. To make a call I never imagined I’d be making. I searched carefully for the words I’d need to say.

I need your help. I’ve lost someone.



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Shilo West is the author of the High Stakes series. She loves to write mafia/billionaire adventure type romances. Lucky enough to live in Maui with her dog and fiancée, when she's not writing, she loves hanging out at the beach or hiking.

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