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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Tru Blu by Melissa Foster

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Synopsis

Imagine falling in love with a man, then finding out he was a killer…

TRU BLUE is a sexy, dark stand-alone novel written in the same loving, raw, and emotional voice romance readers have come to love, and the deeply emotional literary prose women’s fiction readers have come to expect, from New York Times & USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster.

He wore the skin of a killer, and bore the heart of a lover…

There’s nothing Truman Gritt won’t do to protect his family–Including spending years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. When he’s finally released, the life he knew is turned upside down by his mother’s overdose, and Truman steps in to raise the children she’s left behind. Truman’s hard, he’s secretive, and he’s trying to save a brother who’s even more broken than he is. He’s never needed help in his life, and when beautiful Gemma Wright tries to step in, he’s less than accepting. But Gemma has a way of slithering into people’s lives and eventually she pierces through his ironclad heart. When Truman’s dark past collides with his future, his loyalties will be tested, and he’ll be faced with his toughest decision yet.

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“Several emotional topics — such as drug addiction, abandonment, infertility and unexpectedly becoming a parent — are easily woven together without making the story feel crowded or overdone. Foster writes exceptional characters that keep readers thinking long after the book is finished… The dynamic members of the Whiskey family are the foundation that holds the group together and they are exactly the reason we’re taught not to judge. Let’s hope we hear more from all of them!” RT Book Reviews

“Sexy and Heartbreaking….I simply adored this beautifully written romance.” Tasty Book PR

“Ms. Foster, went for the gut with Truman and Gemma. Tru Blue is more than a romance, it is a story of love, a story of hope and a story of courage. 10 + stars.” Night Owl Reviews

“With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!” New York Times Bestseller Julie Kenner

“Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!” New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely

“You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that’s fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won’t want to stop reading. Every book’s a winner!” NYT Bestselling Author Brenda Novak


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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Calculated Risk by Rachael Duncan

 

 

Title: Calculated Risk
Author: Rachael Duncan

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 7, 2016



 
 

I thought the ring on my finger would do the trick and keep men away. All I wanted was to save my heart from shattering–again. The truth is, I’m not married. The ring was just a ploy–a ploy to keep me safe, protected from pain.
 
But then Marcus Riley came along with his goofy pick-up lines, and he saw right through the facade. He knew the truth, and he wanted me. God help me, I wanted him too–in so many ways. But love is a risk, a painful, scary risk. One I’m too afraid to take.
 
Unless…
He’s the one risk worth taking.

But it just might come at a price.



“Once again, Rachael Duncan has delivered a novel that is impossible to put down with witty characters, suspense, and a few plot twists that will have you laughing, crying, holding your breath, begging for mercy, and/or throwing your Kindle.” -5 star review from JB McGee

 

“Calculated Risk did not disappoint, its was beautifully written, full of love, angst, heartbreak and some suspense.” -4.5 star review

 

“I read this book within 4 hours! I love everything about this book!!” -5-star review

 


 

 


I want to yell. I want to cuss. I want to hit and lash out at them in the most violent of ways, but I’m too broken. Because in the last few minutes, all of my dreams came crashing down. What I once thought was perfect was all a lie. A repulsive, cut you to your soul kind of lie.



 

 
 

 






BLP REVIEW ~ Tracy

Calculated Risk is the first book from Rachael Duncan that I’ve read and I’m happy to say it was a really great read.

I loved Marcus, he was goofy, sweet, loyal, hot and overall a really good guy.
I got a little frustrated at times with Lydia but could understand her and her concerns to a degree.

The banter between the couple was funny and I especially liked their texting back and forth – and that Lydia had him marked as ‘Stalker’ when it came to her contacts!! They had a real connection from the first time they met and the fact that Marcus didn’t give up and let Lydia off the hook, pursuing her without pushing her made me like him even more. I liked that when they did decide to see where things could go they didn’t rush things and that they spent time getting to know each other. When they came together (pun most definitely intended!) they were hot, heavy and voracious.

The supporting cast of friends and family made for good reading and I’m looking to finding out more about Lydia’s gal pals in future books.

If there was one thing that I wasn’t a fan of it was the drama towards the end. I felt it could have been worked in a little better as, IMO, it just kinda dropped in out of nowhere – I could have run with it easier if there had been any mention/interaction with the OW beforehand – but, in saying that, it didn’t take too much from the story overall for me

I give Calculated Risk 4 solid * – this is a book I’d definitely reread.

 



Stalker: Caught ya.

My brows furrow in confusion as I try to figure out what he’s talking about.
After several seconds and still no clue, I text him back.


Me: Caught me what?

Stalker: Thinking about me.


With a grin, I respond.

Me: What makes you so sure I was thinking about you?

Stalker: Because I was thinking of you.

 




Rachael Duncan is an Army wife and mother to two beautiful girls. She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and went off to graduate from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in political science.
With initial plans to work in politics, she moved to Washington, D.C. and worked on Capitol Hill for a House Representative.
After a short time, she realized it wasn’t for her and began pursuing other careers until she started writing. She’s the author of Tackled by Love, The Lies and Truth Series, and Hopeless Vows.

 


 

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PROMO TOUR ~ A Thorough Thanksgiving (Holidays in Lake Point #5) by Sarah Cass

 

Book: A Thorough Thanksgiving
Series: Holidays in Lake Point #5
Author: Sarah Cass

Publisher: Divine Roses Ink


 

 
 
Synopsis
 
Hank Neeley is ready for the working retirement he and his wife planned twenty-five years ago. After working hard to make his ranch successful, he’s ready to settle down and run their B&B together as they’d always dreamed of doing. 
 
Dr. Mona Neeley worked hard to make it far in her career, and the idea of early retirement doesn’t even cross her mind. What does worry Mona is the new ranch hand that’s far too pretty for her own good.
 
A prime opportunity and an ugly ultimatum threaten the very fiber of their marriage. With their silver anniversary only a year away, will they make it that far? Or have they grown too far apart to find middle ground?



***All books in Holidays at Lake Point are standalone reads.



What Others Are Saying About A Thorough Thanksgiving

There are several other reasons that I enjoyed the story so much. It was well-written, romantic, fun, realistic, and compelling. I encourage you to pick up a copy of A Thorough Thanksgiving if you like finely crafted romances. Ms. Cass does such a wonderful job and I cannot wait to see what this author brings us next. ~Vicki Locey

 The details are written well and will play right along with your imagination. It is a very fast paced and easy read that will play through your head like a movie. This series will keep you interested and highly entertained. Each book is placed around a holiday. The title goes along with each holiday. This book A Thorough Thanksgiving goes with Thanksgiving. Each book can be a stand alone and will not need to be read in order. ~Amanda Hamilton



***Reviews can be found on http://www.amazon.com



Holidays in Lake Point Series

Santa, Maybe

 
Deep-Fried Sweethearts

 
Stalled Independence

 
Witch Way


A Thorough Thanksgiving
 

Eve’s New Year

 
Heartstrings & Hockey Pucks

 
Luck of the Cowgirl 
 
 
Stars, Stripes & Motorbikes
 
 
Free Falling
 
 
Love For Hire
 
 
Haunted Hearts





About the Author

 
Sarah Cass‘ world is regularly turned upside down by her three special needs kids and loving mate, so she breaks genre barriers; dabbling in horror, straight fiction and urban fantasy.  She loves historicals and romance, and characters who are real and flawed, so she writes to understand what makes her fictional people tick.  And she lives for a happy ending – eventually. And enough twists to make it look like she enjoys her title of Queen of Trauma Drama a little too much.

An ADD tendency leaves her with a variety of interests that include singing, dancing, crafting, cooking, and being a photographer. She fights through the struggles of the day, knowing the battles are her crucible; she may emerge scarred, but always stronger.  The rhythms to her activities drive her words forward, pushing her through the labyrinths of the heart and the nightmares of the mind, driving her to find resolutions to her characters’ problems.


While busy creating worlds and characters as real to her as her own family, she leads an active online life with her blog, Redefining Perfect, which gives a real and sometimes raw glimpse into her life and art.  You can most often find her popping out her 140 characters in Twitter speak, and on Facebook.
 
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BLOG TOUR ~ Her Unexpected Engagement (Checkerberry Inn #2) by Kyra Jacobs

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Her Unexpected Engagement
Checkerberry Inn #2
by Kyra Jacobs

 

Publication Date: October 31, 2016
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Bliss, Contemporary Romance

 

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Sometimes you’ve got to fake it ‘til you make it…

Stephanie Fitzpatrick wanted out of the spotlight after her pro-golfer husband was caught on camera cheating. But when she returns to Michigan for a job interview and some much-needed R&R, a fib told by her well-meaning sister has her looking for a temporary fiancé, or she can kiss her new start good-bye.

Desperate to hide the truth, she goes to the one man who can help—her former best friend.

Miles Masterson is relieved to see the Checkerberry Inn beginning to thrive once more. Not only does it ease his mind about his grandmother’s financial future, but also about his decision to finally escape town. But then one all grown up and sexy as hell friend from the past shows up needing rescue. Now the temptation to change the “temporary” arrangement into something more is making it harder to think about leaving.

Each book in the Checkerberry Inn series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.

 

BLP REVIEW ~ Tracy

Her Unexpected Engagement is a second chance, friends to lovers story and I loved it!

I haven’t read any of Kyra Jacobs‘ books before this but I’m definitely going to read the first book in the series (Her Unexpected Detour).

Miles and Steph were best friends growing up until things changed at college – neither was confident enough to face the growing attraction they felt and Stephanie ended up with someone else, ultimately making both of them unhappy and just getting through life.
Following a very public breakdown of her marriage, Steph has returned home and through circumstances beyond her control, needs Miles’ help as her temporary ‘fake fiance’.

It was a quick, sweet read with likable leads, a real slimy git of an ex-husband, great supporting characters and an engaging story line that kept my attention.

I’m giving Her Unexpected Engagement 5*


 

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BOOK #1 IN THE CHECKERBERRY INN SERIES!

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Sometimes it’s not the destination, but the detour…

Kayla has the perfect strategy for a broken heart: work, work, and more work. Then a storm sends her car skidding off the road, stranding her in Mount Pleasant. Fortunately, rescue comes in the form of the incredibly handsome but gruff Brent Masterson. And he’s hot enough to tempt Kayla into doing something she never thought she could do…

Brent Masterson swore he would never give into the fierce attraction that’s been sizzling between him and Kayla since they first met. He has his own demons, and he won’t risk his heart again. Not even for someone as gorgeous and amazing as Kayla. So…how exactly did he end up in Kayla’s bed last night?

But sometimes all it takes is an ice storm to show two broken hearts the way home…

 

ABOUT KYRA JACOBS

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Kyra Jacobs is an extroverted introvert who writes of love, humor and mystery in the Midwest and beyond. When this Hoosier native isn’t pounding out scenes for her next book, she’s likely outside, elbow-deep in snapdragons or spending quality time with her sports-loving family. Kyra also loves to read, tries to golf, and is an avid college football fan.

 

Be sure to stop by her website to learn more about her novels and ways to connect with her on social media.

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