Monday, February 28, 2022

Release Blitz for Filthy Professor by Niquel




Title: Filthy Professor
Author: Niquel
Genre: New Adult Romance Romance
Release Date: February 28, 2022


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I had two rules in life:

Never fall in love.
Never have sex with a student.

As a college preceptor, you’re not supposed to fraternize with your pupils, but what happens when you get a taste of the forbidden before you know it isn’t supposed to be yours?

That night at Brian’s bachelor party was epic. We danced, I dominated, and she left. One night, no further contact, no regrets, just how I liked it—until she walked into my algebra class the next week, and I knew the two rules I had in place had to change.

Never fall in love.
Never get caught having sex with a student.





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EXCERPT

“Cas, I wish you would have been honest and let me in instead of going through this by yourself. That is a lot on top of trying to teach a bunch of bratty college kids every day. I don’t know how you’re even functioning at all right now.” I knelt in front of him and placed a hand on his cheek, wiping his tears away.
“I lost my dad when I was younger, and it still hurts me to this day. Were you close with yours?”
“No, he was an alcoholic prick and didn’t give a fuck about my sister and me after we hit puberty. Before the age of thirteen, he was great.”
“I’m sorry. I lost mine when I was eight, and he was my best friend. My mom did marry again, and my stepdad is great, don’t get me wrong, but I do miss my papa.”
He gazed into my eyes; both of ours were tear-stained. He took my hand and climbed on the couch, placing me on his lap. While straddling him, I swiped his hair away from his face and leaned in for a kiss. It was a tender moment until he gently pushed me back in frustration. “Taylin, I haven’t been sure of anything ever in my life, like I am sure that I don’t deserve you. I haven’t been fair to you at all, and there was no reason for that. You are a fucking gem, and I toss you away at any chance I get. I can’t deal with the emotions that come along with being around you. Plus, I don’t need the school board finding out about us. Teaching is the one thing that never fails me, and I can’t risk losing that.” His eyes shone sadness.
“Cas, I would never jeopardize your job. I know how I feel about you, and there’s nothing that I wouldn’t do to be with you.” My hands rested on his shoulders, my thumbs rubbing soothing motions round and round to try and comfort him the best I could.





Review by Gia
Niquel is one of my one-click authors.  She hasn't written a book in a little bit so when I saw this one was coming out I was like finally and knew I had to read it as soon as I could.   Filthy Professor is a good read.   It's a spicy teacher-student romance.   Cas has two rules never fall in love and never have sex with a student.  I love books where the main character has rules upfront because it's fun to read on and see him break his rules. Taylin is a great character and the one who makes Cas break his rules.  Both Cas and Taylin were great characters.  This one was a page-turner and I recommend one-clicking it. 
5 Stars!


AUTHOR BIO


Niquel is a self-diagnosed coffee addict, lover of rice and beans, and chocolate—preferably not all together. She’s the creator of multiple stories full of love, passion, and power. She may toss in a ghost story every once in a while.

When she’s not busy she’s taking care of her two little girls, she's writing or creating graphics.

Boston born and raised, she’s always been a creative soul: attending multiple colleges to develop her love of the visual arts.

You can contact her on her website www.authorniquel.com or Facebook www.facebook.com/author.niquel


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Cover Re-reveal for Chasing Indigo by Ali Dean




Title: Chasing Indigo
A Pepper Jones Series Spinoff Standalone
Author: Ali Dean
Genre: New Adult Sports Romance
Cover Design: Cover Me Darling
Release Date: April 1, 2019


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Ryan Harding. He’s running royalty. The guy I’ve been following online since I started this sport. Sure, I’ve got a crush on him, but so does nearly every other runner in the country. I’m an unknown in this world, it’s not like the prince of distance running is ever going to notice me, which is for the best. I’ve been down this road once before with the Mr. Perfect type, and I’m not doing it again.

Indigo Adams stood out the moment I saw her cross the finish line. She’s not only got a gorgeous stride and stellar kick, but possesses the tenacity and drive required to reach the top. She’s the perfect fit for our newly-formed team in Colorado, though her running potential isn’t the only thing that’s captured my attention. Indigo seems skeptical of our selection of her and even more skeptical of me and my intentions. What will it take for her to see she belongs here in Brockton, on this team… and with me?







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EXCERPT

“Ladies first.” Ryan gestures before grabbing our water bottles and placing them in the tub’s cup holders. He’s got a stool against the tub and when I take a step onto it, he moves behind me, putting an arm on each side. It’s not as if I’m going to fall, but I like the protective movement. Too much.
Friends, Indy. He’s your coach. Your teammate. Nothing else.
“Oh!” I gasp as the hot water hits my legs. He chuckles, hovering behind me as I wade in, reluctant to get all the way in so quickly. After a moment, the initial shock of heat wears off and I ease the rest of my body in until I’m submerged up to my neck. I take the seat with the view, and Ryan slides in beside me. This is the best spot to see the sunset so I don’t dwell on his seating choice.
“Oh man, the jets are hitting my lower back and it’s like a massage,” I say on a groan as I shift to get the best angle.
Ryan clears his throat. “We really should figure out a way to get you regular massages, Indy.”
Ryan asked me the other day if I needed help finding a masseuse and I gave him crazy eyes. Only pros in the league of the Pepper Wilders and Maisy Whites of the world get regular massages. Or so I thought. Ryan gave me a lecture about how important massage is to keep my muscles loose and injury-free, especially with the kind of mileage we’re doing. It’s true I’ve been fighting some aches and pains, but nothing I’ve told him about. And I haven’t felt that spark in my legs in weeks. They’re just tired, all the damn time. But it’s to be expected. I’ll get it back once we’ve tapered.
“I know I can get a deal somewhere but it just seems indulgent at this stage of my career. I’m a new pro,” I remind him, as if he could forget.
He turns blue eyes on me. “You don’t think you deserve to take care of your body as well as other runners do?”
Something tightens inside of me at his question but I play it off with an eyeroll. “Ryan, you know massages cost money. I can stretch and roll out and get what I need for free. Plus, now we have this sweet hot tub.” I raise my leg up to one of the jets. “See? It’s massaging my quad.”
Now he’s the one to roll his eyes.
“Come here,” he says, and before I can react he’s grabbed my legs and placed them in his lap. Firm hands begin kneading my calf and I try to suppress a moan. It slips out. “Oh maaaaan that feels good.”
“Your calves are fucking tight,” Ryan half-whispers, probably to hide the frustration I can feel brewing inside him that I won’t get regular massages.
I melt into his touch, and I can’t even pretend to protest as he works my legs over slowly and steadily with his hands. The colors from the sunset dance around us until the sky darkens. My eyes have drooped shut when I feel hands at my waist, shifting me until I’m between his legs. He starts to knead my neck, working down my arms and to my lower back. A different kind of warmth begins to spread now, this one emanating from my lower belly.
My breathing becomes shallow and I hope he doesn’t notice. Once he’s massaged every inch of my skin he hands me a water bottle and I take the opportunity to slide a few inches away.
After gulping half the water bottle down I thank him, praying he doesn’t notice the huskiness in my voice. I press the cold bottle to my forehead.
“Anytime,” he murmurs.
Stealing a glance his way, I note the redness in his cheeks and wonder if it’s from sitting in here for so long or if he’s embarrassed that his hands were just all over my body. The only muscles he didn’t place his hands on were my glutes. Not that I would have minded.
Our eyes hold each other for a moment before he clears his throat, something he’s been doing a lot tonight. “We should get out. It’s not good to stay in too long.”
I nod, even though I don’t want this to end. Whatever it is, I sense something stirring between us, and I want to figure it out. As I step out of the water and walk over to the deck railing to grab my towel, I remember it’s likely all one-sided. I’m the one who practically stalked him online for the past five years. I’m imagining the heat between us. Just because I felt something entirely inappropriate while he was touching me, doesn’t mean he felt it too. He was giving me a massage because he’s my coach, teammate and friend. I repeat the terms like a mantra in my head as I wrap the towel around me.






AUTHOR BIO


Ali is a USA Today Bestselling author of sports romance books. She has always loved to read, especially when there's a happily ever after, but found that there weren't enough books out there featuring girl athletes. So, she decided to work on that. Like the heroines in her books, Ali is an athlete, with running and skiing her favorite sports these days. Ali hails from Vermont and now lives in her own happily-ever-after in Colorado with her husband, two sets of twins (yes, you read that correctly) and golden retriever Pancake. When she's not pursuing an outdoor adventure, Ali's less healthy passions include ice cream, coffee, and beer.


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Release Blitz for The Assignment by Penelope Ward




Title: The Assignment
Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 28, 2022


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From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

Reasons why I should not be drawn to Troy Serrano.
Number one: He’s obnoxious.
Number two: He and I were enemies over a decade ago in high school.
Number three: He’s my friend’s ex-boyfriend.
I could go on and on, really.
When my boss gives me an unwanted assignment and tells me it involves spending time with the grandson of one of our residents—the grandson turns out to be Troy. He’s now as successful as he is undeniably handsome.
Lucky me. Four hours a week of having to deal with his insufferable personality and unsolicited advice.
The only consolation is getting to stare at his annoyingly gorgeous face in between our many arguments.
Eventually, though, we slowly warm to each other and our outings become something I actually look forward to.
What’s happening to me?
Apparently, I misunderstood the assignment, because it certainly didn’t include thinking about Troy when I close my eyes at night, imagining what it would be like with him—just once. All the while hating myself for fantasizing about a guy who’s all wrong for me. A guy whose car I keyed back in the day. (Long story, but he deserved it.)
That’s all this is—a fantasy.
Well, until that one night at the bar.
The night Troy and I run into each other, and all of our pent-up frustration comes barreling out.
Still, I refuse to accept that it means anything.
There’s no way the guy I’m supposed to hate is also the one I can’t live without.








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AUTHOR BIO


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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Sunday, February 27, 2022

Featured Author: Jakki Frances

 




WAILING WICCAN (Mountain Magic #3)

NEW RELEASE COMING March 1, 2022

A long time ago, under the light of a full moon, the community of an Australian mountain came together to celebrate. A vampire met a witch and magic happened.
Willa walks a careful line between the human and supernatural world. Living her life and her parents wishes as a normal human scientist by day, while letting her Wiccan soul free within the safety of the mountains. Dreaming of a life in which she finds love, passion and is free to be herself.
Saskia and her family are the new coven on the block. The first vampires on the mountain, they are a curiosity; their magic is as old and strong as they are. One day is pretty much the same as the last, until a tasty, young witch catches Saskia’s eye.
Magic and passions ignite when supernatural worlds come together. But all magic comes with a price but when disaster strikes, will their magic be enough or will the price be too high?






About Jakki Frances:

A life long book dork, voracious reader, book blogger, regular dreamer and slightly crazy cat lady, living in outback Australia, where the best days involve pancakes, tacos and random plot ideas.

A lifesaving superhero by day and putting whatever crazy is running through her head into words by night. Dreaming of love and creating different versions of the perfect book boyfriend... all with a little Aussie spin.

Everyday life is weaved through each story, a roadtrip I took, a person I once knew, a friends quirks - every character you read you are meeting someone in my life... see if you can find yourself. I write whatever crazy happens to be in my head at any given moment. Whether a friends to lovers, a fairy tale, a fun escapade, a filthy good girl gone wrong or a
sweet shifter love, you never know what you're going to get. Why limit yourself to a single genre right? The only guarantee is that love wins in the end; I don't promise happily ever after but I do promise the perfect love for the story.



STALK ME:  
Come play with me readers,  it's crazy fun!  Jump onto my website and sign up to my newsletter or check out my book blog.  Or just follow along with my author life on social...

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Interview with  Jakki Frances:
1.What inspires you to write?
 Well you just never know.  I actually have no idea where my ideas come from,  the readers and quite frankly
myself never know what's going to come next.  Sometimes a friend will request I write them into a book and the story comes from who they are or could be,  other times it's just a random idea that comes to mind and won't leave me alone until I put pen to paper.

2.  Can you tell us a little about your books?
I love love but I don't guarantee a HEA.  I write the right love for my story and my characters,  sometimes it's a
HEA, sometimes it's a happy for now.  My characters and stories could be anyone or anything.  Contemporary, fantasy, time travel,  I don't stick to a trope, I just write the love that I dream of.

3.  Can you tell us a little about your books?
So far I have 8 published with a new book releasing 1 March 2022.  I don't really have a favourite, each is special to me for a reason.  But if I had to pick - It's Safer (Bigelow Bay #1) and Wailing Wiccan (Mountain Magic #3) both filled me with too many feels.  But shhh, don't tell the others.

4.  Can you tell us a little about your books? 
Some are friends who's names I've 'borrowed', other names just come to me with the story.  I just know that that's who the character is.

5.  If you could be friends with one of your characters, which one would you choose? 
 Again, I can't pick just one character - they're all my friends already.  They are based on friends in some way
or another and are all part of me and my heart.  So they are all my friends.

6.   If you could be friends with one of your characters, which one would you choose?
Well that depends on what you like...  Contemporary - definitely It's Safer.  Fantasy - Fairy Tale.  They're both book 1 in their series, but each series are stand alone books, so you don't have to start with #1.

7.   If you had a superpower, what would it be?
I already have one... I make my dreams come true.  I write love that makes me feel like I'm experiencing it myself.  Plus I save lives for a living (I'm an ER nurse).  But when it comes to a magical superpower - persuasion.

8.  What writing projects are you currently working on?
So I've just finished Wailing Wiccan which releases 1 March.  I'm writing for 3 different anthologies currently - all 3 stories will end up being part of a series that I'll be releasing in the future.  Plus I'm in the drafting process of another 2 books in my Mountain Magic series, to release late 2022 and mid 2023.  Busy busy.  To keep up with what's coming and when, jump onto my website and sign up for my newsletter and be the first to know.

Friday, February 25, 2022

Release Blitz for Survive by K E Osborn




Title: Survive
Series: Houston Defiance MC #8
Author: K E Osborn
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: February 25, 2022


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We started a war.
One we thought we could win.
The moment the club tried to outsmart the Militia, the battle lines had been drawn.

As the brotherhood of the Houston Defiance MC, our job is to be loyal. To show respect when it’s due. There are ranks in place for a reason.

Prospects will fight the system.
Those we love will fall.
Chaos will rule the streets of Houston.

Can the club survive, thrive, evolve?
Change is on the horizon.
The dawn of a new age.

Romances will flourish, the enduring relationships will prosper.
But not everything is smooth sailing.
Everyone will be tested.
But in the end, will Houston Defiance Survive?

From USA Today Bestselling Author K E Osborn comes the highly anticipated final book in the Houston Defiance MC Series.







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EXCERPT

The woman I’m head over heels in love with has a damn target on her head. And I will stop at nothing to make sure the bitch who’s after her is taken out—before the asshole comes after what’s mine.
I’d do anything for Thayleah. I proved that when I almost lost my life while trying to protect her from an evil so vile, I knew it was time to deal with the shit that brought with it. So, to ensure she was safe, I voluntarily took a scorpion bite—twice—to prove I am worthy of being the man she needs me to be.
I will not fail her this time.
Not when she needs me the most.
Though, the problem—I’m a damn prospect.
A nothing.
Well, less than nothing.
Patching into the club is everything I have ever wanted.
Everything I need.
To prove to my family and the club, I belong—that I’m not just some kid they seem to see me as—as a brother who is willing to fight and die for this club.
Defiance means everything to me.
But if I have to go into this mission alone, sacrificing my position at the club to make sure Thayleah stays safe, then I’m willing to do just that.






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AUTHOR BIO

With a flair for all things creative, USA Today Bestselling Author K E Osborn, is drawn to the written word. Exciting worlds and characters flow through her veins, coming to life on the page as she laughs, cries, and becomes enveloped in the storyline right along with you. She's entirely at home when writing sassy heroines and alpha males that rise from the ashes of their pasts.

K E Osborn comforts herself with tea and Netflix, after all, who doesn't love a good binge?

Explosive. Addictive. Romance. at www.keosbornauthor.com


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Release Blitz for Gabe by Taylor K. Scott




Title: Gabe
Series: The Darkness Within #2
Author: Taylor K. Scott
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 25, 2022


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Francesca
It all began with a sex addict, a swinger’s party, and a smug American!
Actually, it began when I slipped into bed with a man who wasn’t my fiancĂ©; a sexual pro with enough charm to break down my resistance.
However, I am a Farrington, an heiress to the family business, but only when I marry my fiancée.
Gabriel Harrison was supposed to be a distraction during a mutually agreed reprieve from my engagement. So, imagine my surprise when I find myself looking into his eyes at a swinger’s party.
Could fate be pushing me against the life I always believed to be my destiny?

Gabe
People see me as the protector; the loyal best friend; the man who fought for his country. But to Francesca Farrington, I was merely an irritant to taint her perfect holiday.
The girl was both nuts and rude. But she possessed something inexplicable, something I couldn’t ignore. After one hot night between the sheets, she left, and I moved on.
Or so I thought.
A year later, she’s standing in my house with a bowl of keys.
My demons have kept me guarded, but could fate be telling me to take a chance on this beautiful enigma?

SERIES NOTE:
This is the second novel in ‘The Darkness Within’ series. The first novel, ‘The Darkness Within’ is available now on kindle unlimited. It is a standalone but does mention character from the first novel.







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EXCERPT

Prologue
Sicily, Italy
Cesca

It might be early, but my eyes have well-adjusted to the dim light; I can see more than enough to reach out for the small, black, velvet box that is currently sitting inside of my hotel room safe. Pulling it out like it’s something fragile, something that might break if I so much as breathe on it, I hold it in the palm of my hand for a while. After what feels like much too long to be standing still while mid-getaway, I take a chance and glance over at the naked man still lying on top of the king-sized bed I just vacated. Gabe’s huge body is wrapped around the white cotton sheet, cuddling it as though it’s a warm body. This, together with his gentle breathing, allows me to let out a sigh of relief, knowing that he’s still safely sleeping. I wait for the guilt to creep through me, but it doesn’t. Not yet.
When I finally make my peace with what I’m about to do, I quickly pace towards my bag. It’s already sitting on the small table next to the door, just waiting for me to whip it away so I can begin my walk of shame. It’s where I finally decide to open the box and slip the diamond band onto my ring finger. It feels uncomfortable, weighty, and cold, so I flex my hand a few times to try and adjust to it being there again. It still feels tighter than Gabe did being inside of me last night. The memory of which causes me to blush with a distinct heat spreading over my cheeks.
“Morning!” The word floats across the room before I can make my silent escape. I find myself closing my eyes to it, as if the action will wipe away the reality of him having caught me.
“Going somewhere?”
My breath catches at the sound of Gabe’s deep, croaky voice. Without conscious thought, I quickly drop my arms to my sides to try and conceal the ring, and with it, my betrayal. I must look guiltier than the kid who got his hand caught inside the biscuit tin. His soft laughter that immediately follows my hasty decision to try and hide my secret, permeates through me, effectively taunting me with the knowledge that he’s already seen it.
“No need to hide it from me now, sugar,” he grins with judgment, causing my eyes to dart to the floor with the guilt that has finally caught up with me.
When I eventually find the courage to face those penetrating eyes of his, the ones that had held my gaze a number of times in the throes of passion last night, I find him casually resting the back of his head against his hands. He is clearly amused by this sudden revelation and seems to be thoroughly enjoying my discomfort, especially with his naked body and arrogant smirk unashamedly on display for anyone to gawk at.
Come on, Cesca, it was his confidence that both frustrated and captured you in the first place!
“Enjoy the rest of your holiday, Gabriel,” I finally mutter with an embarrassed quietness. We stare at one another for an awkward moment before I finally pick up my bag and turn to leave, hoping against hope he will let me do so without any other words.
“Francesca?” he calls just as I’m about to walk out the door, and without any hint of urgency. I don’t bother to turn to face him, instead, I brace myself for whatever he’s about to deal me. Something that will no doubt be full of judgment. “Congratulations!”







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AUTHOR BIO

In reality, I live a bit of a crazy life with my husband and two daughters, who always keep me smiling. When I’m not running around being a wife, mother, and infant school teacher, my nose is usually inside of a book or lost behind a screen, typing away at my newest story. I love a bit of choccy, a good glass of wine, and getting lost in music which often gives me the inspiration for my writing.


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