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RELEASE DAY BLITZ – Hot Summer Lust by Juliette Jones

 

 

Title: Hot Summer Lust
 
Author: Juliette Jones
Genre: Erotic Romance
 
 
 Release Date: February 6, 2015
 

 

Synopsis

Sadie Faraday is finally free. It’s summer and she just graduated from the strictest private high school in Tennessee. Ditching the confining uniform and the iron-clad rules, she wanders alone to swim in the secluded pond on the far side of her family’s farm. There, she revels – maybe a little too much – in her freedom and the warmth of the sun on her skin. Until she notices she’s not as alone as she thinks

Elias Hayes just bought the thousand-acre property next door, as a getaway from the craziness of his high profile life as a country music superstar. Hot, hard-bodied and sun-bronzed, Elias stumbles across a sight that ignites a wild obsession and an all-consuming lust that will make this summer the hottest on
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Juliette Jones writes erotic romance and lives in New York City.

 

 
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BLOG TOUR : Throb by Vi Keeland

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Blurb

The rules:
No dating.
No sex outside of the game.
No disclosing the terms of the contract.
Rules were made to be broken, right?

Eight weeks ago I signed a contract. One that seemed like a good idea at the time. A handsome bachelor, luxury accommodations, and a chance to win a prize my family desperately needed. There were some rules though. Lots of them actually. Follow the script, no dating, sex, or disclosing the terms of the deal. After my self-imposed moratorium on men the last year, it wouldn’t be hard to live up to my end of the bargain…so I thought. Until I realized the deal I’d made was with the devil…and I was in love with his dirty-talking brother.

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Excerpt

Every girl needs three things

1. A flutter in her belly when she meets him for the first time.
Meet Cooper

My lips brush the top of her hand lightly, my tongue sneaking out to fleetingly touch her skin. The brief contact stirs an ache inside me. This woman tugs at something—more than arousal—something that makes me want to slow down time just to spend a few more minutes standing here.
“Did you just…” she stammers a bit.
“Did I just what?”
She squints at me. “You know.”
“Do I?”
“I felt your tongue on my hand. You…you licked me.”
I’d been dying to run my tongue along her neck all evening, although I hadn’t really meant to be so crude about it. It just sort of …happened. “I wouldn’t say licked, maybe just a little taste.”
“So you tasted me?”
My entire body suddenly has interest in this conversation. “I suppose I did. But it wasn’t nearly enough. That brings us back to my invitation for dinner. Tomorrow night?”
“I can’t.”
“The day after then?”
She laughs and shakes her head. The sound makes me smile.
“Good night, Cooper.” She pulls the driver’s side door shut and leaves me standing there…for a full five minutes after she’s gone.

 

2. A best friend to talk about him to.
Meet Sadie

“And?”
“And I kissed him when we were in his office.”
“How was his office?”
“Really? That’s what you want to know. Not how was the kiss or aren’t you in breach of your contract? How was his office?”
“You can tell a lot about a man by his office.”
I gulp another unladylike sip from my wine glass. “His office was beautiful. Sleek, overlooking the city. It oozed power.”
“Nice. Bet he fucks like he owns you.”
The thought of what he’s like in bed is enough to make me lose my train of thought.
“Go on,” Sadie prods.
I don’t continue immediately.
“You forgot what you were up to because you were thinking of him fucking you like he owns you, didn’t you?” My best friend smirks knowingly.
“Shut up.” I pause. “Anyway, I don’t know what I’m going to do.”
“Well, him. Obviously.”
“I wish it were that easy.”

 

3. A gentleman that turns into a bossy dirty talker in the bedroom.
Cooper – behind closed doors.

“You haven’t even begun to see bossy yet. Tonight I’m going to tell you to do things, and you’re going to do them. When I tell you to open wider, or take my cock deeper, you’re going to listen. You know why? Because since the moment we met, all I’ve wanted to do is make you feel good. Hell, I don’t even need to get off physically. Because I’m going to get off watching you every minute. So, yeah, I’m going to be bossy. Now let’s put the rest of this behind us. Do you want to be with me tonight?”
After that prelude, I nod my head fast. I’m no fool. Who wouldn’t?

 

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BLP REVIEW ~ Rebecca

Throb sort of confused me if I’m honest. The title conveys a dirtier, raunchier little number than it actually is and having read Vi Keeland’s MMA series, which I loved, had I gone in blind I would not have said this was the same author at all.
It’s an enjoyable enough book and reminded me of the early works of Rachel Gibson, Lori Foster or Jennifer Crusie for example, but it just didn’t quite deliver – an ok but forgettable book, that left me thinking “meh, that’s that then” when I finished with no emotions or feels.

So why did it not work for me?

It’s a predictable storyline, dating show where girl meets boy not involved in show so they hide relationship, yada yada yada. I’ve read similar and this had no new spin to make it fresh so just felt a little déjà vu. The two leads, Cooper and Kate, were nice enough but I liked them rather than loved them. Their connection just missed that little tangible something extra that invests you in them and makes you care, so that you want them to have a HEA, so you have the feels one way or the other. The villain of the piece is more of a whiney brat than anything else and no secondary characters stood out, a surprise as the author has done this so well in the past.

For me I would say if you like quick, sweet stories with only a touch of hot this may be your thing but I wanted a touch more, angst, sex, hotness, feels. I don’t know what but something was missing that failed to connect me to the story or characters and as I said it’s not a bad book, it’s just not for me.

 

 


 

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About the Author:

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Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!

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SALE BLITZ – Harbour by Penelope Louleas

 

Title: Harbour 
Series: Runaway Home #1
Author: Penelope Louleas
 Release Date: May 16, 2014

 

Synopsis

After finding her boyfriend, Derek, between the thighs of another woman, she was forced to re evaluate her life. When an offer to uproot and move to New York is presented to her, she grabs it with both hands and runs with it.

Lincoln Whitmore’s engagement to model Rachael started with fireworks, but soon the love they shared diminished. On his final night in the city before a much-needed escape, Lincoln meets a gorgeous and funny woman, a woman so refreshing he is torn between wanting to stay and wanting to run.

A chance meeting has Harbour unable to forget the mystery man who captivated her instantly, and she once again finds herself thrust into his world.

What would you do if you found the one? How long would it take you to realize you couldn’t live without them? And what happens when someone from your miserable past comes back with a reason for you to let go of your happy future?

When all the odds seem against her, will she stay and fight or go running back home?

Life doesn’t always go to plan, but that doesn’t mean you’re heading in the wrong direction.

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Title: Pierce
Series: Runaway Home #1.5
Author: Penelope Louleas
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 Release Date: February 16, 2015
Synopsis
Pierce. He’s every woman’s fantasy.
Pity he’s not interested in women.
Fierce loyalty has meant his own needs have often taken a back seat, until he can’t ignore them any longer. Kissing his playboy bachelor-lifestyle goodbye, he’s ready to give himself to the one.
The only problem is his dream man isn’t so sure.
Done with playing it safe, Pierce goes all out to prove that the love they have for each other isn’t wrong; in fact, nothing has been more right. 
But when the object of your affection isn’t so easily convinced, how much of yourself are you willing to compromise for true love?
The fear of falling in love and being rejected, that fear can bring a man to his knees. 

It’s not just a broken heart that’s at stake.

Author Bio

 

Penelope Louleas is an author from Melbourne, Australia. She lives with her husband, young daughter
and in late April, 2015, her son will be arriving. Penelope began writing several years ago but only recently decided to try her hand at independent publishing. When she’s not writing, Penelope is an avid reader and daydreamer. Her debut novel, Harbour, was released on May 16th, 2014 and quickly became an Amazon Australia best seller.
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COVER REVEAL – Rogue Cowboy by Kasey Millstead

 

 

Title: Rogue Cowboy
Series: Down Under Cowboy #5
Author: Kasey Millstead
Cover Design: Cover It Designs
 Release Date: February 17, 2015

Synopsis
Trust. It can take a lifetime to build, and be shattered in an instant.
My trust in men had been shattered.The walls surrounding my heart were reinforced with steel so thick it was impenetrable.

And, then he came along. Zeke Stewart.

My worst nightmare.

The answer to my prayers.

Includes the much anticipated Cowboy Struggles (Ava & Jeremy) a Novella.

You loved them in Sky Cowboy, and now Ava and Jeremy are back to share their story about their journey to having a family.

Join Ava, Jeremy and Oscar as they navigate the emotional struggles handed to them.

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 Kasey Millstead lives a quiet life in country New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and their four young children. She enjoys baking, singing (ridiculously out of tune) & spending time with friends and family. Kasey has always harboured a deep love for reading and writing, and she is now lucky enough to be living her dream of being an Author.


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BLOG TOUR ~ WINGS OVER POPPIES by J.A. DeRouen

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Title: Wings Over Poppies (Over #2)

Author: J.A. DeRouen

Genre: New Adult
Release Date: January 26, 2015
Cover Design: Mae I Design And Photography

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Perfection. One word. Three syllables. Every reason why I’ll never have the one thing I truly want. I stand dutifully on the pedestal he’s built, waiting for the day he truly sees me.

Then one amazing night, he lets down his walls, only to leave me the next day.

Years have passed, and I’ve tried to move on with my life. But I still dream of him. I still miss him everyday. The memories haunt me. How can I look to the future when my past remains a mystery? The time has come to find the boy who stole my heart and ran away without a word.

But not everyone who is lost wants to be found.

My name is Alexandra Fontaine, and this is my story of unfinished love.

 

Wings Over Poppies is book #2 in The Over Series and can be read as a standalone novel.

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I shift closer to him and wrap my arms around his waist. I lay my head on his chest and breathe him in. His shoulders relax, if only slightly. The need to comfort him is overwhelming. I want to wash it all away for him, hold the world at bay while I erase the worry permanently etched in his forehead.

“Everything is going to be okay, West. I just know it,” I lie. I don’t know that everything will be okay. I don’t know anything at all.

We sit in electrified silence, the crackling of dead leaves under us the only sound. I memorize the feel of him, the smell of him, the rhythm of his breathing. I’m lost in the moment, already anticipating the loss that’s to come.

“I leave in a month.”

The words cut through the silence like a judgment. Instead of hurt, I’m filled with resolve. I won’t let him push me away anymore. I’m done playing by his rules.

I rise up to meet the storm brewing in his eyes. His hand wraps firmly around my neck, and his eyes dart hungrily to my lips. I swallow nervously and refuse to look away.

If he turns his head or pulls my hair, I swear I’m going to tackle him to the ground.

I lean in hopefully, somewhat expectantly, and close my eyes. His warm breath dances across my lips, and my every prayer is answered. He presses his mouth firmly to mine and stills, almost memorizing the moment.

That one small touch is the beginning of the most memorable kiss of my life. It’s hello and goodbye, I love you, I’ll miss you, and everything in between.

He sucks my bottom lip, and I inhale sharply, completely overcome. His hands dive into my hair, and his tongue slides against mine just once before he pulls away. He touches my forehead to his and chuckles softly.

“What have we been waiting for all this time?”

“You,” I whisper breathlessly, “I’ve been waiting for you.”

My admission is all he needs. He devours me, a tangle of lips, teeth, tongues, and hands. I don’t know where I end and he begins. I’m exhilarated and relieved all at once.

I run my hands down his arms and grip his wrists tightly. I pull away and look into his hooded eyes.

“Tell me something, West. Tell me something I don’t know.”

He runs a thumb over my swollen lips while he studies me. I’ve never felt more loved, more worshipped.

“I can’t imagine a world without you in it. No matter where I am, I’ll always dream of you. It’ll have to be enough.” He places soft, scorching kisses up my neck until he reaches my ear. “God, I don’t think it’ll ever be enough.”

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J.A. Derouen lives in South Louisiana with her husband, son (aptly nicknamed “The Professor”), and her furry friend, Scout. She has earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology and nursing. When she’s not writing or inhaling romance novels by the stack, she works as a women’s health nurse. She’s been an avid reader and daydreamer since childhood, and she’s never stopped turning the page to get to the next happily ever after.
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BLOG TOUR ~ Souls ReAligned by Tricia Daniels

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Title: Souls ReAligned

Series: Bound4Ireland #2

Author: Tricia Daniels

Release Date: January 5, 2015

Genre: Erotic Romance

Synopsis

A once broken woman, striving to find her former self.

Olivia James leaves a heartbroken Ethan O’Connell watching as she fades into the distance. Frightened by her attraction to his controlling nature, and the lethal Irish charm that no one man should possess, she walks away. Slowly overcoming her past and regaining her confidence, she begins to take back her life. Unwilling to give up, Ethan’s persistent nature forces her to examine her feelings and face her fear. Struggling with the balance of power in their relationship, can she give in to the intense magnetism between them and let herself be loved?

A man in love, determined to heal her heart.

Returning to his Irish homeland, Ethan faces major obstacles in his life: his still impassioned temper, his father’s censure, a vindictive ex-girlfriend and a troubled past full of secrets. When his future meets his past, secrets don’t stay secrets for long. Resolved in his need to shield Olivia from her past, he’ll do anything to protect her from her abusive ex. Still craving her submission, his greatest concern is protecting her from his own desires.

An infinite universal force

Eccentric psychic, Eva Storm senses the energy around them. Fate can change and destiny is not always an easy path; sometimes the journey is full of twists and turns. Trust is a very fragile gift. Despite their reluctance to believe, she watches over these disconnected souls, willing the universe to steer them together. Love is the only true magic, for only true love transcends all time.

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Tricia Daniels lives in a small town in Southern Ontario, Canada, where she raised three kids as a single parent. Creativity and imagination is something there is never a short supply of in her home. Between her quick wit and wicked sense of humor she found that she has a passion for writing steamy romance novels. Her goal is simple, tell her story, warm a few hearts, shed a few tears, share a silent chuckle, and occasionally, make people blush.

That’s the official version. But the simple truth is… I’m not an author. My friends laugh when I say that. I have never aspired to write the next great love story or take the literary world by storm. I’m just a normal woman, struggling to pay the bills and trying to raise my kids in a home where they feel empowered, supported and loved. Love inspires me to write. I love when the characters take over the story and plot twists develop that I hadn’t planned. l love when you read and you get all warm and squeezy at the good parts. I love the journey to the HEA even though sometimes that road has a lot of bends in it. I love how two imperfect characters can love each other perfectly. My reward, my inspiration is experiencing through them, a love so deep that I feel it in my own heart.

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BLOG TOUR ~ Rhythm and Rapture by Annalie Walker

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Rhythm and Rapture by Annalie Walker

 

Title: Rhythm and Rapture (Dancers Desire Book 2)
Genre: Romance
Date: February 1st-15th

 

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Synopsis:

Have you ever thought you had your life all figured out, only to wake up one day and realize that you have to start all over? 
DEVASTATED by a career-ending injury, professional ballerina Mia Parker decides to move back to her hometown of West Trenton to open a dance studio and begin again. 
DETERMINED to do what is best for his young daughter, Jaxson Sinclair finds himself adrift as a single Dad after his unstable marriage suddenly ends in tragedy. 
DESTINED to find each other, there is no denying the attraction between them, but can he get past the self-blame of the accident? 
DESIRED by Jaxson, will Mia be the push he needs to start living again? Although the obstacles of starting over are endless, they discover comfort in each other’s arms. Can Jax bring this dancer to the Pointe of Passion where she never wants to go back? 
Sometimes starting over can make all of your dreams and desires come true.   
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While he was talking he kept getting closer and closer to me until he was close enough that I could see every detail of his beautiful eyes. He reached out to touch my face. “Mia, I have missed you like crazy.” 
I had forgotten what the sound of his deep voice did to me and I felt my knees go weak. I reached out to wrap my arms around his neck and my towel fell to the ground. He grabbed me around my waist and pulled me closer until I was pressed firmly against his body, wet t-shirt and all. We stood there staring at each other for what seemed like a lifetime. 
“I don’t ever want to go that long without seeing you again. I thought about you every damn day. Tell me that you missed me, too.” 
He searched my eyes for an answer. I brought my lips to his and passionately kissed his lips. “Every single day, Jax.”

 



 

Rhythm and Rapture (Dancers Desire Book 2)

Synopsis:

What would you do if a simple date turned out to be the date from hell? 
Jade Louis was happily living her dream as a Broadway dancer in New York until a traumatic night sent her fleeing to safety in small town West Trenton, Louisiana. Although no one there knew her secret, she was living in fear every day, that her ex-boyfriend would find her and finish what he started. 
Aidan Sinclair fell hard for Jade the moment he laid eyes on the beautiful brunette. Even when Jade kept pushing him away, he felt an overwhelming need to protect her.
So when Jade’s past catches up with her and she runs again, Aidan is hot on her heels. Never one to give up on what he wants, Aidan is determined to find out what has her running scared so he can save her and make her his. 
Will Aidan be able to give Jade the happiness that she deserves or will her worst nightmare come true? 


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Aidan was already in the pool when I walked outside. I couldn’t help but gawk at his wet chest as it glistened in the moonlight. I had drunk enough wine tonight to feel bold and did not turn my eyes away when he caught me staring. 
Normally I would’ve felt uncomfortable taking off my cover up with his eyes directly on me. But tonight I didn’t feel that way at all. Something about the way that he was looking at me told me that things were now different between us. What I once considered as only friendship, now felt like more. 
As I slowly lifted the flimsy dress over my head, I heard the sharp intake of Aidan’s breath. “Wow, Jade, you are beautiful. I knew that suit would be gorgeous on you.” 
With any other man, I wouldn’t have believed him. I would have thought that he was feeding me lines. After all, I had learned the hard way that men didn’t always tell the truth. Some would say only what you wanted to hear with no real truth behind the words. But with Aidan looking at me the way he was, I believed every single word he said. 
“Jade, come get in the water,” he commanded. 
That’s all he had to say. My feet began to move on their own and before I knew it, I was standing before him in the shallow end of the pool. 
We continued to stare silently at each other until his voice broke through my haze. “Remember when I told you to get used to me kissing you?” 
I slowly nodded as if in a trance. 
“Well, I hope you did just that, because damn it, I need to taste your lips you right now.” 
Before I could respond he wrapped his strong arms around my waist and pulled me tightly against him. He pushed his other hand into my hair and gazed into my eyes as he held my head steady. 
“I’ve been wanting to do this all night,” he said as he lowered his head to mine. 
Without hesitation, his tongue demanded that I open to him and possessively thrust its way inside. His tongue licked and swirled and I continued to fight for my breath. My head was spinning and I didn’t know if the intoxicating feeling was from the kiss or from the wine. 
It was all so much, so sudden, that I pushed myself back as I gasped for air. I wasn’t frightened, but I was a little overwhelmed and I guess it appeared on my face. 
He softly ran his fingers down my cheek and I could tell that he was trying to find the right words to say. “I want you to know that I would never hurt you, Jade. Whenever you want me to slow down, I will. But please don’t tell me to stop.” 


 

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Annalie Walker was born and raised in Louisiana. She is the wife to a sometimes home, sometimes not airline pilot husband and the mother of two fabulous children. If she is not at the soccer field with one, you can find her in the dance studio with the other. Of the two, she is most comfortable in the dance studio since she also grew up there.

She spends her days in the pharmacy, her evenings carpooling kids and her nights lost in a good book. She has always had a passion for reading a good love story, but has just recently discovered the joy in writing. She likes her books the same way she likes her food, spicy. She has just recently published her first novel Pointe of Passion on Amazon.



 

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PURCHASE LINKS & EXCERPT ~ GRIZZLY LOVE (Kodiak Point #5) by Eve Langlais

Grizzly Love (Kodiak Point, #5)

COMING February 17th, 2015

Are you ready for a grizzly kind of love?

A BIG bear romance.

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Dr. Jess is his soulmate. His grizzly knows it. He knows it. Suspects she does as well. But he does have one dilemma standing in his way.

Her husband.

Talk about inconvenient.

Good thing Travis is tenacious. Even if he has to travel across an ocean, endure scorching temperatures, subsist on crappy food and survive attempts on his life, he won’t give up until he wins her heart.

Or dies trying.

Jess made a mistake. She married too young, to the wrong man. Problem is, hawks mate for life, and murder is against the law. To add more insult to the situation, her mate won’t even attempt to be a husband. It seems he isn’t interested in keeping his vows, nor is he coming home anytime soon, so when the chance arises to confront him, she takes it. However, facing him changes nothing.

Freddie doesn’t want her…but Travis does.

And oh how she wants him too. Wants, and yet can’t have him.

However, her marital problems aren’t the only issue. Their pursuit of the nefarious being behind the attacks on their town is being sabotaged by treachery. When Jess and Travis barely survive an ambush, she can no longer deny her love for the rascally bear. But will they survive long enough to see if it’s possible for her to rectify a wrong and take him as her mate?

 

Welcome to Kodiak Point, where the wildlife might wear clothes, but animal instinct rules the heart.

 


 

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The unexpected and extremely vibrant roar in his head made Travis wobble on his feet, which sent people scurrying. He couldn’t blame them. A guy his size falling over could lead to some squished body parts and possible broken bones. Something he well knew given it happened to him during his scrawnier years when trying out for football.

What he couldn’t figure out was why his bear felt a need to vocalize at all. Sure Travis was injured, hence why he walked into the emergency room of their local clinic—his second home due to his accident-prone nature. But he’d gotten hurt worse in the past.

His bear rawred again, a happy grumble that was, this time, also joined by a hunger. Not a hunger of the belly—his ma kept him too well fed for that—but of the body, as in his manparts waking up.

Hello, why the hell was he having a boner moment? He’d thought those days of uncontrollable urges done and an embarrassment he’d outgrown.

The reason for his arousal soon became clear.

Whilst his bear might have smelled her first, as soon as Travis got within a few feet of the reception desk he saw her, did a double take, and ogled.

There she stood. The woman of his dreams.

A perfect creature who made his heart race, his palms sweat, and his bear roar. It also rolled around in his head as if drunk on honey and berries, but he ignored the less-than-dignified response of his beast side because the woman of his dreams probably would frown at such an immature reaction.

See, the female he vowed in that moment to make his mate was a doctor. A hot, redheaded one. A woman older than him, he judged, but only by a few years. It added an extra layer in his instant lust for her.

A lust unrequited.

Given he was making those waiting in the reception area wince, what with his arm hanging at an awkward angle, a nurse quickly booked him in—no need to fill out forms when you were a regular—and had him perched on a bed.

It wasn’t long before the redheaded goddess arrived at his bedside, where he sat holding his crooked arm courtesy of a football game that got a little rough. Also known as a future lecture from his mother about wearing equipment for sports.

As if a grizzly would stoop to wearing protective gear.

Only pussies—the cowardly kind, not the jungle cat variety—wore helmets and padding. And for those who might not know, calling any kind of feline a pussy never ended well, or without scars. Travis even bore a healthy respect for his mother’s Siamese cats, especially since the night he woke with one perched on his chest, sucking the life from him. He let out a very undignified scream and his mother, arriving in hair curlers and brandishing a lamp, chided him, “Stop your ruckus. My baby kitty is just showing how much he likes you.”

Showing affection indeed. He made sure to check his room now before going to bed, lest his mother’s satanic pets try and steal his soul.

“What happened?” his future mate asked as she placed her clipboard on the bed and gently palpated the injured area with latex-covered fingers.

It sent a thrill through him.

“I caught the perfect pass, but Boris tackled me, and I didn’t land right. Then Kyle landed on top of Boris, and, well—”

“You got squashed and your arm cracked.”

“Yeah. But I scored.” He shot her a smile, which might have worked better if she’d meet his gaze. Even if just once.

However, she didn’t. Dr. Weller, the new doctor for the clan—whom he’d heard about through the grapevine, headed by his mother—barely paid him any notice as she splinted his broken arm so it would heal straight.

At twenty-two, fit, and with a deadly smile that ensured his mother kept him supplied with heavy-duty condoms, Travis wasn’t used to women ignoring him.

He tried conversation. “So, you’re the new doctor, eh? I hear you just moved here. Where from?”

“Anchorage.”

Still no eye contact. Even Travis had to wonder at her odd bedside manner. It was almost as if she intentionally wouldn’t meet his gaze.

Maybe because she feels the sizzling connection too.

But in that case, why pretend it wasn’t there? Was it some doctor/patient thing or something worse? Like was she dating?

Only one way to find out. “Hey, I know we just met and all, but are you free for dinner tonight?”

Without raising her eyes, she replied, but completely ignored his question. “Be sure to keep the cast on for at least three days. Otherwise, if you shift the bone while it’s healing, we’ll have to break and reset it.”

He couldn’t help but roll his eyes. “I know. This isn’t the first time I’ve broken something.”

“For such a young man,” emphasis on the young, “you seem quite accident prone. You have one of the thickest files around.”

“What can I say, I’m a vigorous fellow.” And yeah, he did emphasis it and threw in a dimpled smile for devastating effect.

Still nothing!

“Maybe you should think of enlisting. I hear the military is a good channel for boys and their extra testosterone.” This jab did result in her meeting his gaze, her brown eyes dancing with mirth, even if her expression remained serious.

The remark hit home. His lips drooped. “I’ve thought about it, actually. But my mother…” He trailed off. Need he really say more?

The whole town knew his mother. Betty-Sue, queen of the baked goods and wielder of the mighty spoon. Even the slightest mention of him going anywhere for more than a night sent her into a despondent fit.

Part of it was overprotective theatrics, he knew that, but the second part was fear. Travis had lost his dad, his mom’s true love and mate, on a simple training exercise for the military. A fluke accident that, in one stroke, took someone they both loved from their lives.

She recovered by smothering Travis, and because he not only adored his mother but also worried about losing her too, he allowed it.

Then chafed at it in his teens.

Then growled at it when he graduated and got stuck in Kodiak Point at their tiny rinky-dink excuse of a college. Campus consisted of less than thirty kids. So much for the frat boy experience.

As he’d neared graduation, he’d hinted at perhaps enlisting.

The result?

“I can’t believe you’d do this to me,” she wailed. “It’s not bad enough the military made me a widow, but now they’re going to steal my baby boy too? I’ll be”—and yes, her lip trembled and her eyes welled with giant tears—“all alone.”

Deep down, he knew she’d played him, that she overdid the drama, and yet, a part of him recognized he could meet his father’s fate. While he could accept that risk, he knew it would utterly destroy his mother.

She might seem strong to those who’d crossed the bad side of her spoon, but Travis knew better. Ma needed him.

However, Travis couldn’t tell Dr. Weller—the hottest thing he’d met in Kodiak Point since the time Boris convinced him to try his three alarm chili—his reasons for not joining though. He’d learned enough from the men he admired, Boris, Brody, Reid, and the town flirt, Kyle, to know he’d lose any chance at ever becoming a part of their manclub if he admitted to such a weakness.

His attempts at more idle chitchat with the doctor failed. Arm set in a cast with instructions to take it easy for a few days, she sent him on his way.

But he went back, kind of regularly as a matter of fact. Funny how he couldn’t go a few weeks, sometimes days, without busting something. Of course, it wasn’t exactly clumsiness but more his mouthiness that got him in trouble.

However, no matter how often he ran into Doctor Weller, the woman he was obsessed with but who wouldn’t give him the time of day, he never received the slightest encouragement. On the contrary, after a while, it was almost as if she actively avoided him, leaving him to the less-than-tender care of her nursing staff, who didn’t make his bear rumble in excitement or his heart pitter-patter.

Travis knew he should give up on Dr. Jess, especially once he found out she was already married to a military fellow serving overseas, but instead, the longer her hubby stayed away, the more he was convinced he and Jess were meant to be together.

He just didn’t tell his mother. She would have beaten him with her spoon for sure if for one moment she suspected her baby boy was pining to leave her for another woman.

His shrink bought her new car on his sessions alone.


About Eve Langlais – in her own words

~ A New York Times & USA Today Bestseller
~ #1 Amazon Paranormal Romance Bestselling Author
~ Top 10 AllRomance Bestselling Author 2013

Hello, my name is Eve. I’m a stay at home mom who writes full time in between juggling my three kids, hubby, and housework, I write really raunchy stuff–usually with werewolves lol.

I am a bestselling Amazon author, ranking often in their top 100 romance authors. But I’m not just popular with Kindle readers. I was one of the top ten selling authors on AllRomance for 2013 and have had numerous of my books hit the top 20 books over all on Barnes & Nobles as well.

 

I am the first person to admit I am totally boring and lead a mundane life. Seriously. My idea of fun is shopping at our local Walmart lol. I like to play video games, cook, and read. My inspiration, hmm, I guess you could say hubby as he is a total alpha male which means I often want to club him over head with a frying pan. But, despite his ornery, ‘I-am-man’ nature, I love him dearly.

I’m writing romance, my way. I do have a twisted imagination and a sarcastic sense of humor something I like to let loose in my writing. I like strong alpha males, naked chests and werewolves. Lots of werewolves. In fact, you’ll notice most of my multi partner stories revolve around great, big, overprotective Lycans who just want to please their woman. I am also extremely partial to aliens, you know the kind who abduct their woman and then drive them insane…with pleasure of course.

My heroines, they kind of run the gamut. I have some that are shy and soft spoken, others that will kick a man in the balls and laugh. Many of them are chubby, because in my world, girls with curves ROCK! Oh and some of my heroines are a teeny tiny bit evil, but in their defense, they need love too.

Some of my work does push boundaries and cross lines. Good and evil aren’t always clear in my tales, and in some cases, I’ve stomped on well known religious ideologies. Have I mentioned my imagination is a tad bit warped?

I tend to have a lot of sexual tension in my tales because I think all torrid love affairs start with a tingle in our tummies. And when my characters do finally give in to the needs of their flesh? Well, let’s just say, you shouldn’t be reading my stuff at work. The door is wide open, explicit and hot. Really, really hot.

I love to write, and while I don’t always know what my mind is going to come up with next, I can promise it will be fun, probably humorous and most of all romantic, because I love a happily ever after.

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COVER REVEAL ~ Flirting with Love by Clara Stone

TITLE: Flirting With Love
AUTHOR : Clara Stone
GENRE : Romance , Young Adult

 

 

 

 

Hudson and Blake Lovelly lead a charmed life—successful careers, loving family, beautiful home. Now, on the eve of their daughter’s birth, they’re counting their blessings. Life wasn’t always so generous . . .

 

Fifteen years ago, seventeen-year-old Blake Voss walked into Cranbrook Preparatory High to participate in the school year’s most-prestigious debate competition. She never expected to fall for the pretentious, golden-haired boy on the opposing debate team, and he never expected to be ensnared by the quick-witted prankster with a heart of gold.

 

Their mutual love for joking pretense soon leads them to pull their biggest prank yet–pretending to be in love. But when danger threatens, Hudson can’t conceal his growing affection. He’ll do anything to be with Blake, even if it means risking his heart to protect her.

 

They didn’t plan for their friendship to grow into a love story. But sometimes, all it takes is a little Hope.

 

This powerful companion to Forever Kinda Love tells the history of Hudson and Blake’s relationship. Laced with haunting emotion and beautiful sentiment, this is a tale about overcoming even the darkest moments, reminding us all to love more. Give more. Without regrets.








EXCERPT:


“You.” I point at the guy that always seems to cling to Blake like a pet octopus. Weasley, or Possum, or something equally asinine.
He turns, eyebrows raised, and crosses his arms in defiance. The group around him pauses, their curious eyes on us. I ignore it.“Where is she, Weasel?”
“My name is not Weas—”
“Weasel, Wormhole, whatever. I don’t care. Where. Is. She.”
He grinds his teeth. “I don’t know who you’re talking about.”
“Oh, really?” I take a threatening step toward him, cracking my knuckles. I’m not above bruising a chump to get justice for my Jags.
“What’s going on?” A voice, filled with authority, comes from behind me. Something stirs in the pit of my stomach . . . irritation, anger, or . . . ?
I take a deep breath and pivot. “Blake.”
She looks unimpressed, her eyes boring into mine. I notice the crowd around us is still hovering, interested to see where this is going. But once again, I ignore them.
I step toward Blake, searching the chocolate depths of her eyes for any sign of guilt. There isn’t any, but the fire that seems to crackle just beneath their surface leaves me suspicious. And slightly mesmerized.
A small smile appears on her lips, but quickly vanishes.
“Golden Boy here is looking for you,” Willy Wonkers says, shouldering past me to stand next to Blake.
I growl. “Who the hell are you calling—”
“Golden Boy.” Blake cuts me off.
I grunt, annoyed.. “Don’t call me that.”
She raises an eyebrow and takes a step toward me, away from Wes the Pet. “So . . . ?”
“So . . .” I prod.
She bites down on her lower lip, waiting for me to say something. And I don’t. Because there is no way I’m asking if she messed up my Jags. I want her to confess.
She clears her throat. “You were looking for me?”
Un-freaking-believable. Really, Blake? Really? Her confession be damned. I need answers. Now.  “How could you do this to my baby?”
 
BOOK 1:  FOREVER KINDA LOVE
 
PURCHASE 

 

Life’s. Little. Surprises. 

The last thing seven-year-old Carrigan “Ace” Casper foresaw was an eight-year-old Heath Lovelly walking
into her life the day her mother died. From that moment on, Heath sticks by her side, slowly becoming her strength, her confidant, and her entire world. What she doesn’t know is, she’s his saving grace, too. 

Ten years later, Ace is handed another crippling challenge that threatens everything in her almost perfect life. Only, this time, she doesn’t turn to Heath, hiding the truth instead. But Heath knows Ace too well and won’t back down easily. He’s ready to do whatever it takes and will stay by her side until she accepts that their love is the kinda love worth fighting for. 

Will he be her forever triumph or her unexpected downfall? 

Two lives. 

One story.

And an unexpected journey to falling in love.

 

 
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Clara Stone lives in the beautiful city of Boise, ID. Unlike what most believe about Idaho, it’s more than a sack full of potatoes. When she’s not writing, you’ll catch Clara reading YA and NA books, mostly romance, and enjoying time with her family. She is a proud CW TV addict..

 

 

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Title: Mine: A Love Story
Author: Scott Prussing

Publisher: Ashton Publishing Group
 Release Date: January 13, 2015
 

Synopsis

When your guitar is your only real friend and you won’t let anyone hear you play, your life is hardly what you’d like it to be.

Eighteen-year-old Heather hopes escaping her bickering parents by going away to college will help her to come out of her shell. She knows it won’t be easy. Fortunately, her new roommate Marissa is everything Heather is not—outgoing,
stylish, brash and totally confident.

Although, it’s not until Heather meets a cute older guy from her English class and ends up tongue-tied that she realizes there may be more to college than she expected…

 

 
 
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Scott Prussing was born in New Jersey, but was smart enough to move to beautiful San Diego as soon as he received his Master’s degree in psychology from Yale University. He is the author of the critically acclaimed paranormal romance series the Blue Fire Saga (seven books), as well the post-apocalyptic fantasy Anomaly, the mystery/suspense novels Unturned Stones and Tangled Webs. Scott
has also published 2 XXX-rated novels, Seduction and Surrender.
In addition to writing, Scott enjoys going to the movies (not renting!), hiking, riding his bicycle near the beach, and golf. He remains one of the few people in the United States without a cell phone.
 
 
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