Saturday, December 4, 2021

Blog Tour for Bad to Merry by Andrew Grey


Title: Bad to Be Merry
Author: Andrew Grey
Series: Bad to Be Good (Book 4)
Genre: Gay Romance, Holiday Romance, M/M, LGBTQ
Publisher: DreamSpinner Press
Release: Nov 3, 2021
Edition/Formats: 1st Edition - Digital, Print
Blurb/Synopsis:

Former mobster Richard Marsden grew up scrounging on the streets of Detroit. This Christmas, for the first time, he has a family and the means to provide an abundant Christmas, and that’s what he intends to do.
But his husband, Daniel, grew up with everything. For Daniel, Christmas isn’t about receiving gifts, but the opportunity to help others. With his son in the hospital recovering from a tonsillectomy, Daniel knows just who he wants to help this year.
Both Daniel and Richard make plans for their family Christmas assuming the other is on board, leaving their holiday dangling on the precipice of disaster—unless they can remember that family, love, and the holidays mean compromising to give each other what they need. 

Friday, December 3, 2021

Cover Reveal for Chasing Fire by Emery Jacobs




Title: Chasing Fire
Series: Twisted Fate #3
Author: Emery Jacobs
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Q Design
Photos: Eric Battershell (Front)
& Eric McKinney (Back)
Release Date: December 16, 2021


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I’m basically American royalty-- daughter to a former Senator and heiress to a fortune.

And princesses marry princes. My father has arranged for me to marry his best friend’s son without my knowledge. Now I’m engaged to someone I don’t even know-- a man who was supposed to be my sister’s husband.

I know what’s expected of me. Unfortunately, this princess has fallen for a pauper.

Colton Fisher is a single dad struggling to get by. He runs an art studio and works as a tattoo artist at one of the local shops. Before I know what’s happening, love between us has ignited, and I’m consumed by the flames.

Except that inferno between us has caught fire, and now I’m carrying Colton’s baby.

Pregnant by one man and engaged to another, I’m caught between pleasing the family who raised me and being with my soulmate.

I have a choice-- the perfect life, or the perfect love. If I don’t make the right decision, I might end up getting burned.

***

Chasing Fire is a contemporary romance novel that features fiery situations and passionate encounters. This single dad surprise baby romance has all the feel-good moments that readers are looking for.







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Emery grew up in Southern Arkansas and has lived most of her adult life in Northern Louisiana. She spends her days working as a Nurse Practitioner in rural health and her nights reading, writing, and occasionally sleeping. 

She loves real life romance…lots of angst and heartbreak, but always a happy ending.



Thursday, December 2, 2021

Release Blitz for Silent Prejudice by Jill Ramsower




Title: Silent Prejudice
Series: Savage Pride Duet #2
Author: Jill Ramsower
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 1, 2021


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They say the truth can set you free, but it can’t undo the past.
A past filled with secrets, lies, and heartache.

Zeno De Rossi unleashed a bomb when he told me the truth about our families.

He thought an explanation would bring us closer.
But how can I trust a man who has kept so many secrets?
How can I love a man who has caused so much pain?

Uncertainty haunts my every thought, but I may not have the luxury of choice.
In yet another cruel twist of fate, I’ve drawn the attention of a monster.
A man obsessed with ruining me.

I see no option but to put my life in Zeno’s hands.
Like it or not, he’s the only one who can keep me safe.

But will my heart be safe from him?

Silent Prejudice is the thrilling conclusion to The Savage Pride Duet—a classic tale of romance retold in a world of danger, deception, and murder.







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EXCERPT

“You take my breath away, Luisa Banetti.”
I’m not wearing anything too crazy—a flowy blouse over a black cotton skirt. It’s dinner on a Monday night, after all. But one look from Z makes me feel like the most beautiful woman on the planet. That’s the difference between him and his brother. Even before I knew about Nevio, flattery from him always felt discounted because of its abundance. When someone doles out compliments and attention like candy, it’s hard to tell what’s genuine and what’s simply a habit. With Z, he only ever speaks with honesty when he does deign to comment on a subject.
“Glad I can return the favor,” I breathe, my eyes drifting to his lips.
“Fuck,” he groans before his mouth descends on mine.
His body presses me against the car, teasing my nipples with the warmth of his chest. The kiss is passionate but brief. When he pulls away, I can feel the effort of his restraint.
“I told myself I wouldn’t devour you until after dinner … or at least the first course.”
My smile has a life of its own. “If there’s anyone who has mastered the art of self-restraint, it’s you.”
“I’ve never been challenged like this.” He reaches for the door handle behind me and maneuvers me to the side to open the door.
“I have faith in you,” I say coyly before easing into the passenger seat. I catch Zeno’s responding grunt before the door clicks shut and quietly giggle to myself as he walks around to the driver’s side.






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Award-winning author of contemporary and fantasy romance. With Jill’s books, you can count on confident heroines, plenty of steamy tension, and deliciously assertive leading men. There are no guarantees in life, but with her books, you know everything will work out in the end. However, a perfect ending would not be nearly as satisfying without a seemingly insurmountable challenge. Jill loves to add plenty of adversity in her stories, creating unforgettably dynamic characters and sneaky plot twists you will never see coming.


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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Release Blitz for Faked by Sarah Darlington

 


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FAKED by Sarah Darlington
a Sexy, Fake-Date, Holiday Romance!


She tends bar at a strip club.

Every Wednesday, I visit her. Every Wednesday, I hope for more than, “what’s your drink order?” Until one Wednesday, a week from Christmas, she needs me. Okay… so she needs anyone, it seems, to be her fake-date to her sister’s Christmas wedding. I happened to be in the right place at the right time. But a week in the mountains with my dream girl? Sign me up.

Hmmm, Patrick Kelley? My borderline stalker? My Wednesday regular? I’m not interested. I’d never bring him home to meet my family. But times are desperate. I can’t spend a week in the mountains with my family alone, plus my ex will be there, so I ask Patrick…

“Will you be my fake-date for the holidays?”
I figure he’ll be easy to control.
I couldn’t have been more wrong.

*FAKED is sexy Christmas standalone with a HEA. It is a companion novel to Sarah Darlington's KILL DEVIL INK series. It does not need to be read with the others in the series to enjoy. Happy Holidays!

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Review by Gia:
I loved this one! Nova is a down-to-earth girl who is a bartender at a strip club. She is a little crazy but in a fun way. She needs a fake date for her sister's Christmas wedding because her ex that every someone expects her to get back together will be there. Patrick is a regular at the strip club. He's a nice guy who doesn't go to the strip club for the dances but instead, he goes for Nova. He jumps at the chance to be her fake date but worries she will fall off the pedestal he has put her on. I loved the funny banter between these two, and they also had a great connection that you know is going to outlast fake dating.  This one is a cute, fun read.
5 Stars!!




SARAH DARLINGTON

Sarah Darlington is a 'sweet-heat' romance author. She's passionate about creating sexy, slow-burn love stories that feature strong female leads and the stubborn, alpha heroes who fall in love with them. If you love romance books, I invite you to escape for a while with one of Sarah's!

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Release Boost for Stay by Garnet Christie





Title: Stay: A Copperslane Romance Novel
Series: Copperslane #2
Author: Garnet Christie
Genre: New Adult Romance
Light Beauty & the Beast Retelling
Release Date: November 23, 2021


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Two names––opposing meanings.

Lizzie:

DuBois––a name of pain. The root-word of heartbreak.

Saber was the boy terrorizing our school halls. His uncle was the man who exterminated the happiness in my life by taking my parents from me.

I’ve spent the last seventeen years shutting out the nightmares, piecing my existence back together.

But the bandages are fragile.

Saber’s return to Copperslane shreds through the tender healing I’ve tried to nurture.

I’m left with two hopes.

That Saber doesn’t stay and he’ll stop looking at me like he understands pain.

Saber:

I never thought a name could be a light. But in my darkest moments, Eliza is the single hope I’ve ever known.

She was the candle guiding me out of the abyss.

Seeing her reawakens dreams once lost––that her love is mine.

Unfortunately, our twisted past weaves only suffering for my flower.

And her thinking that I know nothing of pain shreds through my heart.

Now I’m wondering if I should stay, and if she's my fiore at all anymore.

Stay is an adult novel and while it is not a dark romance, some of the subjects matters this book touches on are dark. Not all themes are explicitly shown, however, topics include abuse––physical and verbal, many scenes dealing with alcoholism, recalls of death, as well as foul language. Reader discretion is advised.







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Beginnings:
My first day of kindergarten, all I remember walking in was seeing a boy—one with hair black as night, and eyes so green and clear I could have been gazing through Mom’s stained-glass suncatcher.
When I learned his name was Saber, I remember “oohing,” completely awestruck. I’d never heard of such a name. It sounded special, matching the boy I saw.
From the unusual way he talked to the expensive clothes he wore, nothing about him blended in. Head to toe, he was exceptional.
I still remember the heart flutters that happened when he stood close to me one day, fixing a broken toy.
“All you need is some muscle behind it,” Saber announced to my playmate as he snapped the red and blue action figure’s knee into place. The glossy white teeth gleaming against his naturally dark skin transfixed me—holding me into place— stealing my heart until the organ didn’t even live in my chest anymore.
That was the day I knew I wanted to marry him.
Me being five years old didn’t matter. I’d met my husband. I even told my mom that when I went home. All she said: “Honey, that is sweet, but remember that you’re young and so much can change.”
Goodness if she wasn’t right.
Not only did life change in the most terrible of ways, but so did Saber.
For him, helping fellow classmates morphed into shoving them to the floor. Laughter transformed into sneers and punches. The “let me help you’s” turned into “get off me, you’re stupid, and I hate you.”
As the years passed, the only part of Saber I could see was those eyes that reminded me of Mom’s kitchen window—but even those glowed differently. Hatred had devoured the kindness that once shined. They grew darker as each year passed.
Eventually, the kid who was going to be my husband became the one I cowered away from in the hallways of our school—more than that, his last name, DuBois, became a representation of an agony cutting so deep that it hollowed my existence, making me believe that death could be a sweet blessing.
And so, the flames of my affection were snuffed out. Never to be revived again.
Or so I thought.






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Garnet Christie is an author and Midwestern native living in the desert. Though she misses trees, Garnet admits there is an acrid beauty to the place that has been home for twenty years.
She loves serving up Alpha males who are searching for their happily ever after, and paring them up with women who are equally, if not more, reluctant.
When not writing, Garnet is found reading, dancing, and spending too much money on K-pop merch. All the above is achieved by drinking too much tea, avoiding sleep, and eating chocolate. Garnet also adores Italian food and will go to great lengths to hunt down a fantastic plate of Chicken Marsala that comes with a cannoli.


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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Blog Tour for Stroke: A Multi Author Novel

Title: Stroke
Authors: Allie Juliette Moussea | Mary Ting | Hillary Storm | Stacy Kestwick | Brooke Paige | Jennifer Miller | Sydney Lane | M. Mabie | Quinn Knightly | Kathy Coopmans | A.E. Woodward | Shantel Tessier | Alexandra Weis | Stacey Mosteller | Cora Brent | Amy Marie | Angela Corbett | C.A. Harms | S. Moose | Clarissa Wild | Jacob Chance | Marley Valentine | Winter Travers | Maria Vickers
Genre: Contemporary Office Romance Standalone
Release Date: November 10, 2021
Cover Design: Designs by Dana
Photography: Eric David Battershell


Two sexy, powerful brothers want me.
One is a perfect gentleman.
The other is rude, arrogant, and hates me.
Or does he?

MIA

Landing an interview with Stroke Magazine is a dream come true. That is until Trak Cohen, the co-owner of Stroke, boots me from the interview before it begins. He is an egotistical playboy, and I dodged a bullet. Then the unexpected: I receive a call from his brother, Trent, and I can’t turn down the position he is offering.

If only his drop-dead gorgeous brother would stop distracting me.

I will not become another notch in his belt.

TRAK

Being the co-owner of a popular magazine comes with its own set of perks, including an endless supply of beautiful women at my beck and call. Except for Mia, who was hired by my brother behind my back. I don’t like her attitude or the way I can’t get rid of her. Worse yet, all of that makes her more intriguing. We can’t stand each other, but we’re stuck with the situation for now.

I’ve almost convinced myself that I care nothing about her, but when Trent goes after Mia, I want nothing more than to steal her heart for myself.

I will win in the end.



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“Thanks! See nothing to worry about Mia.” I took her hand to make sure she gets out of her seat. She grabbed the cup that was next to her on the desk with her free hand as I said. “Gentleman, you can just tell Mr. Cohen that Mia’s roommate’s granny busted a hip line dancing or bungee jumping or something.” 

        I watched as Mia’s cheeks flushed with a dark pink.

         “You knew?” 

“Of course, I knew.” I said with a prideful grin.

I escorted her through the underground parking lot and opened the passenger door of my Toyota Landcruiser. 

“This, is your car?” she asked incredulous.

“You were expecting something else?” After unlocking the vehicle, I held the passenger door open for her.

“Yes. A big pretentious, bright yellow hummer perhaps?”

“Are you disappointed?” 

“No. Only surprised.” Her brow knitted with concern. “I didn’t think we were going off site. If Trent checks on me…”

“Here we go again with this.” I have to work to keep the snark out of my voice. “What makes you think he holds any weight with me?”

“I don’t know what weight he holds with you, but he’s still my boss.”

“I’m your boss.”

“You hate me.”

“I don’t hate you.”

“You’ve said it, you’d rather have my best friend as an assistant.” She reminded me of the rude words I spoke before.

I’m disgusted with my actions towards her. 

“That’s not exactly accurate.” I held open the passenger door for her.

“Trent hired me.” Her voice quaked. “He can fire me.” 

“Mia…”

“Honestly, Trak the only reason I even still have a job is because of Trent. If you recall, you sent me packing over perfume.”

“MIA!”

“WHAT?!” 

“Would you just get in the vehicle?” Making my eyes gentle, I added. “Please.”

Surprise flashed over her face before she huffed at me. But she sat her cute ass on the passenger seat anyway.

As we took off through Manhattan, and I finally had her alone next to me, I felt myself loosen up.

Furious, she stared out the window. “What was I thinking, getting into this car with you?” 

“God, you’re gorgeous when you’re angry.”

I meant it, but of course the comment only infuriated her more, inciting vehement wrath. 

“What the… WHAT?!” she shouted. “Pull over and let me out of this car right now Trak!”

Her eyes we’re positively on fire. I could do this all day. I maneuvered the vehicle to the side of the road.

“But I haven’t shown you the something yet.” 

“I can only imagine what that something is.” She quips.

“Mia, I don’t want to be enemies.” 

“You drew those lines, Trak. From the moment we met, first when you stole my taxi, then when you treated me so appallingly at my interview. At the office. On sites. Shall I go on?”  

“I did all of that. Could you… would you… give me a second chance?”

“What makes you think you deserve one. You’re hardly even a friend.”

“Mia…”

“You can’t even say it!” She was so hurt. All because of my behavior. I wished I could make her understand. 

“I’m sorry. I was completely wrong to have ever treated you that way. I have been a first-rate ass. Please forgive me.” 

I couldn’t take it anymore. Leaning towards her, I gently cradled the back of her head in my hand. Her chestnut hair was like silk against my palm and fingers. 

Risking her right hook—or the probability of her clawing her nails across my face—I brought her soft, pink lips closer. 

Her gaze lifted to mine, her dark, thick lashes framing her ocean blue eyes. The storm in them still raging. 

“Please.” My voice was all but a whisper as I pressed my lips against hers. 

Her mouth tasted of the chai tea she had been sipping, cinnamon spice and clove. My eyes fell closed as I leaned into her. 

Mia stiffened, but only for a moment, before she melted into the embrace. 

Her sweet lips were soft and warm. The kiss was tentative at first like we

were testing each other. 

Tasting each other.

And Mia tasted like perfection.  






Review By Gia:
Stroke in a good read. It's a unique story.  It's not an anthology; it's a calibration of 24 authors writing one story. When I realized it was not an anthology, I was worried if I would like it because I hadn't read a lot of these authors before. It flows great, and if each chapter didn't say which author it was by, I wouldn't even know there was a change in the author.  I loved Mia and Trak. They have great chemistry even though they try to fight the chemistry they have.  
4 Stars!



Stroke is a unique collaboration of 24 bestselling authors. Each chapter in this full-length novel is written by the following authors:

Chapter 1 - Allie Juliette Mousseau, USA Today Bestselling Author
Chapter 2 - Mary Ting
Chapter 3 - Hilary Storm, USA Today Bestselling Author
Chapter 4 - Stacy Kestwick, USA Today Bestselling Author
Chapter 5 - Brooke Page, USA Today Bestselling Author
Chapter 6 - Jennifer Miller
Chapter 7 - Sydney Lane
Chapter 8 - M. Mabie
Chapter 9 - Quinn Knightly
Chapter 10 - Kathy Coopmans, USA Today Bestselling Author
Chapter 11 - A.E. Woodward
Chapter 12 - Shantel Tessier, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author
Chapter 13 - Alexandrea Weis
Chapter 14 - Stacey Lewis, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
Chapter 15 - Cora Brent, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
Chapter 16 - Amy Marie
Chapter 17 - Angela Corbett, USA Today Bestselling Author
Chapter 18 - C.A. Harms
Chapter 19 - S. Moose
Chapter 20 - Clarissa Wild, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
Chapter 21 - Jacob Chance
Chapter 22 - Marley Valentine, USA Today Bestselling Author
Chapter 23 - Winter Travers, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author
Chapter 24 - Maria Vickers


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