Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Release Day Blitz : LAGUNA SIGHTS by Kaira Rouda

LS_BlitzToday we are celebrating the release of LAGUNA SIGHTS by Kaira Rouda. This book is the 4th in the Laguna Beach series. Each book in this series is a standalone, contemporary romance title. Be sure to check out the buy links below, along with links from the previous books in the series.


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Is the price of fame the chance at true love?

Scott Cassidy has lived a blessed life. Growing up in Laguna Beach with a loving family, he was discovered in high school when he appeared on the popular reality TV show, Laguna Nights. Now cast as a doctor on the number one soap opera, his star keeps rising. Finally free from his long-term girlfriend, Scott isn’t looking for love, but when a popular dating app matches him with Jamie Kane, he can’t deny the sparks. But is she really everything she seems?

Jamie Kane isn’t lucky in love or life. Her childhood was tumultuous with a single mom who moved to Hollywood for fame but ended up waiting tables in Malibu. Certainly not one of the spoiled kids she went to high school and college with, Jamie has worked hard to achieve her dreams of being an actress, even as she begins to realize it’s not her calling. Jamie believes Scott may be the answer to everything unless a past mistake makes him doubt their future together.

Once you become a star, can you trust other people’s intentions?



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Laguna Nights (Laguna Beach, #1)

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Laguna Heights (Laguna Beach, #2)

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Laguna Lights (Laguna Beach, #3)

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Kaira headshot 2016Kaira Rouda is a USA Today bestselling, multiple award-winning author of contemporary women's fiction and sexy modern romance novels that sparkle with humor and heart.

Her women's fiction titles include HERE, HOME, HOPE, ALL THE DIFFERENCE and IN THE MIRROR. Her bestselling short story is titled, A MOTHER'S DAY. Her sexy contemporary romance series include the LAGUNA BEACH Series the INDIGO ISLAND Series with a new MALIBU Series launching in 2016.

Her nonfiction titles, REAL YOU INCORPORATED: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs, and REAL YOU FOR AUTHORS: 8 Essentials for Women Writers (available for free download on her website) continue to inspire.

Kaira's work has won numerous awards including the Indie Excellence Award, USA Book Awards, the Reader's Choice Awards and honorable mention in the Writer's Digest International Book Awards. She lives in Southern California with her husband and four almost-grown kids, and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on Twitter @KairaRouda, Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books and on her website, http://www.KairaRouda.com.



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Release Day Blitz : MORE THAN A FEELING by Sara Richardson


Today we are celebrating the release of MORE THAN A FEELING by Sara Richardson. This is the 3rd book in the Heart of the Rockies series and it can be read as a standalone! Check out the buy links below. You won't want to miss this hot romance!





For Ruby James the Walker Mountain Ranch is her safe haven. Here in Aspen, Colorado, she can finally build a quiet life for herself without fear of her old one rearing its ugly head. Or so Ruby thinks. Any single woman would be happy to indulge a tall, dark, and curious cop-but the closer Ruby gets to him, the closer she gets to losing her newfound peace.

Police officer Sawyer Hawkins is no stranger to secrets. He's ready to leave town for good until a security threat brings him back to Walker Ranch, and Ruby's gorgeous green eyes soon have him second-guessing his decision to go. Her kindness and quiet strength awaken feelings he'd thought long buried, even as her reluctance to talk about her past worries him. The cop in Sawyer only wants the truth-but the man in him wants Ruby in his arms forever . .

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Heart of the Rockies Series Blurbs

"Charming, witty, and fun. There's no better read. I enjoyed every word!"―Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author on No Better Man

"Richardson's debut packs a powerful emotional punch. [Her] deft characterization creates a hero and heroine who will elicit laughs in some places and tears in others."―Publishers Weekly on No Better Man

"4 stars! Hot! Richardson brings us a modern read set in beautiful Aspen. Her brisk storytelling and the charming, endearing characters set within a solid, engaging plot make this sweet romance shine. A strong and vulnerable Bryce, coupled with a determined, lighthearted Avery, will appeal to readers, especially with their sizzling chemistry. This is a truly delightful read."―RT Book Reviews on No Better Man

"Fresh, fun, well-written, a dazzling debut."―Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author on No Better Man

"The perfect balance of humor, heart and heat. I couldn't put it down! Sara Richardson will sweep you away."―Christie Craig, New York Times bestselling author on No Better Man

"An enjoyable read. Richardson's spunky, baseball-lovin' heroine is delightful!"―Katie Lane, USA Today bestselling author on No Better Man




NO BETTER MAN (Heart of the Rockies, #1)

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SOMETHING LIKE LOVE (Heart of the Rockies, #2)

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Sara Richardson grew up chasing adventure in Colorado’s rugged mountains. She’s climbed to the top of a 14,000-foot peak at midnight, swam through Class IV rapids, completed her wilderness first-aid certification, and spent seven days at a time tromping through the wilderness with a thirty-pound backpack strapped to her shoulders.

Eventually, Sara did the responsible thing and got an education in writing and journalism. After five years in the corporate writing world, she stopped ignoring the voices in her head and started writing fiction. Now, she uses her experience as a mountain adventure guide to write stories that incorporate adventure with romance. Still indulging her adventurous spirit, Sara lives and plays in Colorado with her saint of a husband and two young sons. Her first contemporary romance, No Better Man, was released by Grand Central forever 2015.




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Book Blast/#Giveaway : The Philistine Gamble by Denis O'Rourke


Inside the Book:

Title: The Philistine Gamble 
Author: Denis O'Rourke 
Publisher: AuthorHouse 
Genre: Hard Boiled 
Format: Ebook/Paperback

With The Philistine Gamble, O'Rourke adds mystery and a noir style to his mantra of Murder, Menace and Merriment. “Compost happens.” Discount private eye Nick Gamble says that a lot, usually when he opens the mail, but today it's worse. Our flawed and philandering PI finds his friend and mentor, Bishop Francis Xavier Augustini, dead in the church office. It doesn't help when one of LAPD's not-so-finest Lieutenant Hardcastle catches Nick at the murder scene and takes him in for questioning. When Hardcastle asks for the thousandth time why Gamble killed his friend, Nick finally confesses. “It was Amway. The Bishop said I had to hold meetings, invite my friends. I only wanted to sell the soap. We argued.” Nick wants to know who really killed his friend, but the Russian Mafia, the Vatican Police, too many bad cops, and a three thousand-year-old, muscle-bound geezer keep getting in the way. They're all after the same thing—an ancient manuscript worth millions. Nick's going to need a lot of help, and he gets it. There's Leo the massive mailman, a mini fridge with a bum leg and a trick door, a secret underwear gun, and Vera Foxxe, Nick's able assistant and long-time bride to be—the sexiest woman on earth. If you don't believe it, ask the Dalai Lama. This double feature will keep you guessing—and laughing—until the last page. Twice. Sorry, you'll have to bring your own popcorn. Includes a preview of Toxicity. Attorney Riley Scofield returns in Denis O'Rourke's exciting prequel to Proposition. Read inside: Acclaim for Denis O'Rourke's stories.


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Denis O'Rourke lives in Arizona with his fabulous wife, Kitty O'Rourke. Before he became psychotic and began plotting bizarre ways to kill people and feel good about it, the author was an aeronautical engineer, a perpetual student, a certifiable public accountant, controller of a couple of Fortune 500 companies, and a congenital troublemaker. Most recently, he's been a financial consultant, telling unsuspecting clients what they already know and charging them double. If you read his stories and can't decide whether to cringe, cheer, cry, or chuckle, then he's done his job, and he'd love to hear from you at www.denisorourke.com.


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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sunday Post #11/Stacking The Shelves #45

Lost track of my numbers so starting over in 2016.

This Last Week @ Books, Books The Magical Fruit
Week of March 21 – March 26, 2016
Special Announcement (InkSlinger PR): from Jennifer Probst
Release Day Blitz (InkSlinger PR): SHOPPING FOR A BILLIONAIRE'S WIFE by Julia Kent
Book Blitz/#Giveaway (YA Bound) : Night Shift by B.R. Myers
Book Blitz/#Giveaway (YA Bound) : The Quick Silver Legacy Series by Laura DeBruce
An Eclipsing Autumn (The Cycle of the Six Moons #2) by Adelle Yeung
Grand Finale (Prism Book Tours) : Through the Lens Tour for Fear of Falling by Catherine Lanigan
*03/21 - HeadTalker (Twitter/Facebook/Tumbler) - Falling Ashes is LIVE! by Annie Anderson
*03/22 - Thunderclap (Twitter/Facebook) - One True Thing Power by Amber Lea Easton
*03/23 - HeadTalker (Twitter/Facebook/Tumbler) - A New Life in 30 Days! by Barrett Clemmensen Powell
Cover Reveal (InkSlinger PR): RACE THE DARKNESS by Abbie Roads
03/24 - Book Review (Pump Up Your Books Tours) : THE DAFFODILS STILL GROW by Sherri Elizabeth Tidwell
*03/24 - HeadTalker (Twitter/Facebook/Tumbler) - The One Dollar Bet by Marie Elizabeth
*03/25 - HeadTalker (Twitter/Facebook/Tumbler) - Switched: BOTK 17 is released! by EvangelineA
03/25 - Cover Reveal (InkSlinger PR): BEAUTIFUL BOY by Leddy Harper

Next Week @ Books, Books The Magical Fruit
Week of March 27 – April 2, 2016
Book Blast/Giveaway (Pump Up Your Books Tours) : The Philistine Gamble by Denis O'Rourke
Cover Reveal (YA Bound) : Prince of Fire (The Kingdom Saga #4) by Megan Linski
*03/27 - HeadTalker (Twitter/Facebook/Tumbler) - .99 Sale The Big Mistake Club by Donna Walo-Clancy
*03/28 - Thunderclap (Twitter/Facebook) - THE DEEPEST BLACK by Rainy Kaye
03/28 - Release Day Launch (Bewitching Book Tours): Divine Hotel by Nicole Loughan
*03/28 - HeadTalker (Twitter/Facebook/Tumbler) - FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC on sale! by Kensington Books
*03/29 - HeadTalker (Twitter/Facebook/Tumbler) - Twisted Though it Be…by Vortigern Black
03/29 - Release Day Blitz (InkSlinger PR): MORE THAN A FEELING by Sara Richardson
03/29 - Release Day Blitz (InkSlinger PR): LAGUNA SIGHTS by Kaira Rouda
03/29 - Release Day Blitz (InkSlinger PR): FINDING EVAN by Lisa Swallow
03/30 - Book Blast/Giveaway (Pump Up Your Books Tours) : Tangled Web by Marietta G Cobb
*03/31 - HeadTalker (Twitter/Facebook/Tumbler) - Wordcarpenter Books by Wordcarpenter Books
03/31 - Book Blast/Giveaway (Pump Up Your Books Tours) : My Name is Sarah Armstrong by Judith Turner
*03/31 - HeadTalker (Twitter/Facebook/Tumbler) - THE KATY blog new site! by THE KATY
03/31 - A Surprise Announcement (InkSlinger PR): Cristin Harber
Book Blast/Giveaway (Pump Up Your Books Tours) : Though I Don't Deserve It, God's Hand of Protection Watches Over Me: My Story by Arthur Luke
*04/01 - HeadTalker (Twitter/Facebook/Tumbler) - Website for geeks and readers by THE KATY
04/02 - Book Blast/Giveaway (Pump Up Your Books Tours) : War Ready by Mary Lou Darst
*04/02 - HeadTalker (Twitter/Facebook/Tumbler) - A Twisted Tale of Loss & Love by Vortigern Black
Book Blitz/#Giveaway (YA Bound) : Sunbolt by Intisar Khanani

Coming soon
April 2016
Promo Blitz (Reading Addiction Blog Tours) : Kyser by Anthony PoliniceBook Blast/Giveaway (Pump Up Your Books Tours) : In Unloved Again by Dr. Elan Golomb
Book Blitz (YA Bound) : Remembrance by Michelle Madow
*04/03 - HeadTalker (Twitter/Facebook/Tumbler) - Sexy Challenges Slow Motion by Rob Alex
04/03 - Book Blast/Giveaway (Pump Up Your Books Tours) : I Made It by Juana Ortiz
*04/03 - HeadTalker (Twitter/Facebook/Tumbler) - Fifty Flashes of Fiction by Chi Wen
04/04 - Book Blast/Giveaway (Pump Up Your Books Tours) : Enter Knight by K A Knight
*04/04 - HeadTalker (Twitter/Facebook/Tumbler) - An Awe-Inspiring Novel by Olivia Mason-Charles
*04/05 - HeadTalker (Twitter/Facebook/Tumbler) - A Love Triangle Gone Wrong…by Vortigern Black
04/05 - Release Day Blitz (InkSlinger PR): MY PERFECT MISTAKE by Kelly Siskind
*04/06 - Thunderclap (Twitter/Facebook) - Broken Promises Series by M. DAUPHIN
04/06 - Book Blast/Giveaway (Pump Up Your Books Tours) : The Bomb That Never Was by J R Shaw
04/08 - Release Day Blitz (InkSlinger PR): LOVE & DECAY: REVOLUTION by Rachel Higginson
04/08 - Cover Reveal (InkSlinger PR): BACK TO YOU by C.J. McKella
*04/10 - HeadTalker (Twitter/Facebook/Tumbler) - Romance Novel Promotion by Rob Alex
04/11 - Promo Blitz (Reading Addiction Blog Tours) : Killer Pursuit by Jeff Gunhus
04/12 - Social Media Blasts for Cover and Release (InkSlinger PR): UP IN FLAMES by Kelly Hashway
04/12 - Release Day Blitz (InkSlinger PR): SAVING GRACE by Bianca D'Arc
04/12 - Release Day Launch (InkSlinger PR): ASCENDERS: SKYPUNCH by C.L. Garber
04/12 - Release Blitz (Reading Addiction Blog Tours) : Alas, She Drowned by Monica Knightley
*04/15 - HeadTalker (Twitter/Facebook/Tumbler) - Give It Back – Author by danielleesplin
*04/15 - HeadTalker (Twitter/Facebook/Tumbler) - To Soar on Eagle's Wings Promo by Renee Blare
04/15 - Book Blitz (Reading Addiction Blog Tours) : Withering Hope by Layla Hagen
*04/21 - HeadTalker (Twitter/Facebook/Tumbler) - TaleHunt by Very Short Stories
*04/22 - HeadTalker (Twitter/Facebook/Tumbler) - Pre-Order Some Summer Heat! by Melissa Keir
04/27 - Release Day Blitz (Bewitching Book Tours): Witch’s Cursed Cabin by Marsha A. Moore

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Grand Finale Blitz : Through the Lens Tour for Fear of Falling by Catherine Lanigan

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Looking Through the Lens Tour Grand Finale for
Fear of Falling
By Catherine Lanigan

Did you enjoy look through Olivia's and Rafe's lens with snapshots of these characters, their lives, and living in Indian Lake? If you missed any of the posts, go back and check them out now (and enjoy the scrapbook of snapshots)...

Launch: Introduction

Welcome to my world of Indian Lake as seen through the eyes of talented, but cowardly photographer, Olivia Melton. Yeah, she’s been obsessed with cameras all her life; snaps majestic pix of horses and animal life. Though she sees the world through a different filter than most of us---commonly known as “creativity”, she’s terrified of failing.

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I chose photography as Olivia’s creative talent because it was dream of my sister’s...

Though Nancy was a fair artist, her photographs weren’t prize-winning.   I think that’s why my sister never tried.  Therefore, for Olivia that constant fear of “would she be good enough” is the same fear that holds most of us back from trying our wings.

Becky on Books  - Excerpt:

“Good. Great. Then you’ll control your urge to try to make yourself seem special to your girlfriends by using my horse.”
That was it. Olivia put her hands on her hips and marched around the bakery case and up to Rafe. Tilting her head back she glared at him. “Look, you, bonehead..."

Olivia's thing is photography and I love how that was incorporated into the book.  Rafe is all about horses and not just horses, but racing horses and that is something that scares Olivia.  Olivia and Rafe have their share of misunderstandings- back and forth throughout the book. 
Singing Librarian Books  - Review:

Catherine has creating an intriguing story of horse racing and conquering fears, as well as realistic characters that readers will love from page one and throughout the entire story.

Wishful Endings - Character Snapshots


Rafe Barzonni has spent his life trying to live up to his father’s high standards...

Olivia Melton’s father was a gambling addict and lost the family savings at the race track...

EskieMama Reads - Snapshot of Thoroughbred Racing

I have to confess that this idea came from my life. Actually, my mother’s life. 

Horses were in her blood. I still have the newspaper articles from those first horse races.

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Colorimetry - Snapshot of the Indian Lake Deli

Olivia and her mother, Julia, have worked hard to keep the deli open and improving on their menu and catering business. 

Mel's Shelves - Review:

They are likable characters yet each have their flaws. Family and friends are important to them and are a big part of their story. It's a great read for those who enjoy clean contemporary romance!

deal sharing aunt -  Snapshot of Horses and Training Track

Rafe’s track to train his horse... is a place of tranquility, beauty and where dreams are spun. Olivia is drawn to it nearly as much as she is to Rafe...

Reading Is My SuperPower - Review:

Rowan the horse completely stole the show for me. His intuition and personality gave the book an added depth and placed Rowan among the ranks of my favorite animal characters in fiction.

Thoughts of a Blonde - Review:

Olivia Melton works hard with her Mom at Indian Lake Deli and on catering jobs and enjoys her life filled with her close relationship with her Mom and friends around town. She’s not looking for anything more, but can’t believe the attraction she feels for Rafe Barzonni when she runs into him.

I Am A Reader - Snapshot of Indian Lake Series

Indian Lake is a town of loving, sometimes eccentric, characters who are all struggling to find their way in life and love, as all of us do, but they come together as a group, helping, hugging, praying and encouraging each other. 


Any one can see how easy it would be to fall in love in a romantic town like this.

Fear of Falling
(Shores of Indian Lake #5)

by Catherine Lanigan
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages

March 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Her best bet is to stay away

Was Olivia hearing this right? The one man in Indian Lake she'd found truly intriguing since, well, forever—the hopelessly handsome heir to the region's most successful farming operation, Rafe Barzonni—was involved in horse racing? That made him, and her sudden attraction, downright dangerous. He wasn't just out of her league. He was a gambler. Like her father. With the shame of her father's racetrack betting addiction still haunting her, Olivia can't be part of that world. Rafe's world. She can't trust him, or his magnetism. But there's something deep in his incredible blue eyes that keeps drawing her closer…

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Catherine Lanigan is the bestselling author of over thirty published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile, as well as over half a dozen anthologies, including “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living your Dream”, “Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul”, “Chocolate for a Woman’s Heart”, Chocolate for a Woman’s Spirit”. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into over a dozen languages including German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese. Ms. Lanigan’s novels are also available on audio-cassette, CD and on electronic format. A prolific writer, she is always writing wonderful stories. She has several titles only available in ebook format on Amazon.com Several of her titles have been chosen for The Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Clubs. Her novel, The Christmas Star, won the Gold Medal Award Top Pick from Romantic Times Magazine for December, 2002, and has also won Book of the Year Romance Gold Award from ForeWord Magazine as well as Book of the Year Romance from Reader’s Preference. In March, 2006 Divine Nudges: Tales of Angelic Intervention and the second in Lanigan’s Angel Watch series of books, was published by HCI, the Chicken Soup for the Soul publisher.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Book Blitz/#Giveaway : An Eclipsing Autumn (The Cycle of the Six Moons #2) by Adelle Yeung

Release Day Blitz: SHOPPING FOR A BILLIONAIRE'S WIFE by Julia Kent


If you've been looking for a series that's the perfect mixture of hilarious and swoon-worthy, New York Times Bestselling Author Julia Kent has the series for you!

SHOPPING FOR A BILLIONAIRE'S WIFE is out today - you don't want to miss the wedding of the century!

Find out more about SHOPPING FOR A BILLIONAIRE'S WIFE below, plus get a sneak peek, get the scoop on a .99c sale, and enter the chance to win an epic prize pack that includes a Tiffany & Co bracelet!




Who needs a SWAT team to escape from their own wedding? Me.

My Momzilla turned us into hostages at our own ceremony, so Declan and I are getting married the good old-fashioned way, just like everybody else.

By calling in his private security team, stealing away before the ceremony by helicopter, connecting to his corporate jet and heading for Las Vegas.

The Boston wedding of the year is about to become a trashy Elvis drive-thru ceremony.

Until the best man spills the beans and Mom, Dad, my sisters, his brothers, my maid of honor, my friend Josh, and even my cat, Chuckles, all come along for the ride.

I can’t win, can I?

Oh. Yeah. I already did.

Love conquers all.

Even my crazy family.

Shopping for a Billionaire's Wife is the 8th book in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Shopping for a Billionaire series. After Declan convinces Shannon to escape from their own wedding minutes before the ceremony begins, the madcap adventures are just getting started. When the mother of the bride pries their location out of the tortured best man, the whole crazy crew follows the bride and groom to Las Vegas in this romantic comedy from Julia Kent.



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We are at a private airport I’ve never seen before. The sky is that glorious shade of blue that seems to deepen as you look up, with a smattering of clouds that draw the eye to them. It’s a perfect, idyllic July day in Massachusetts.

A great day for an outdoor wedding.

Declan and the helicopter pilot, whose name I never caught, exchange a few words in Russian before I rib my soon-to-be husband and whisper, “Would you please speak in English?”



He just stares at me with that intimidatingly blank face.

“That doesn’t work, you know,” I tell him with a pointed sneer. Or, at least, I try to sneer. I’m not so good at the sneering thing. That’s more Jessica Coffin’s area of expertise.

He doesn’t twitch a muscle. For whatever reason, he doesn’t want me to know what he and the pilot are talking about. Fine. Fine!

But this alpha-male dominant crap—you know, the stuff I fell in love with him for—is getting on my nerves.

“Declan, please,” I concede.

No change.

The exasperated hiss that comes out of me makes my body flush with fury. “It’s our wedding day. I am supposed to be kissing you at the altar right now while the minister pronounces us husband and wife. Instead, I listened to you and went along with this crazy scheme to run off to Las Vegas and leave everyone—everyone!—behind.”

Side note: I know that’s not true. The decision to ditch my mother was mutual. But right now, I have zero leverage, and he’s giving me that granite look like he’s an Easter Island statue, so I have to find some kind of vulnerability in him.

I’m saving sex for the nuclear option.

His lips purse, jaw grinding, as he finally opens his mouth and says, “No one forced you into the helicopter.”

The words feel like knife blades against my heart, scraping lightly rather than plunging straight in. He’s right. His eyes fill with a kind of measured kindness, as if he understands I’m falling apart in stages.

I am. The Russian thing isn’t helping.

“Why won’t you tell me what you’re talking about with the pilot?”

“Because it’s a surprise.”

He can play this immutable look game for as long as he wants. Two years ago, it worked. I’ve lived with this man for nearly a year. I know him intimately now. He knows me thoroughly (though, perhaps, not as intimately as his mother’s engagement ring knows me, but let’s not go there...).

I leave.

Turning away from him and bumbling out of the helicopter in my tartan-and-white monstrosity of a gown isn’t easy, but I accomplish the near-impossible and disembark without assistance. I’m a good twenty feet toward a metal-sided building at this tiny airport before he grips my elbow.

“Shannon, stop.”

I keep walking.

“Shannon, I said stop.” His voice is an emotionless growl. He sounds like a CIA agent barking orders.

The catcalls continue, the voices more numerous.

“Why?” I continue, giving him a taste of his own medicine. I can be cool and composed. I can show no more emotion than a cucumber. I can be neutral and blank, slack and granite, a sophisticated ice queen who gives nothing away.

He stands behind me, a wall of heat pressing against my back, hands on my elbows and stopping me from proceeding. Declan leans down over my shoulder, his lips brushing against my ear, and says:

“Because part of the back of your dress is tucked into your tartan thong.”

Oh, crap.


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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge, and new adult books that push contemporary boundaries. From billionaires to BBWs to rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every book she writes, but unlike Trevor from Random Acts of Crazy, she has never kissed a chicken.

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Cover Reveal : RACE THE DARKNESS by Abbie Roads

Today we have the cover reveal for Abbie Roads’ Race the Darkness! I am so excited to share this fantastic new romantic suspense with all of you! Check it out and make sure to preorder your copy today!!


Title: Race the Darkness

Author: Abbie Roads

Release Date: Oct 4th



About Race the Darkness:

Cursed with a terrible gift…


Criminal investigator Xander Stone doesn’t have to question you—he can hear your thoughts. Scarred by lightning, burdened with a power that gives him no peace, Xander struggles to maintain his sanity against the voice that haunts him day and night—the voice of a woman begging him to save her.


A gift that threatens to engulf them…


Isleen Walker has long since given up hope of escape from the nightmare of captivity and torture that is draining her life, her mind, and her soul. Except…there is the man in her feverish dreams, the strangely beautiful man who beckons her to freedom and wholeness. And when he comes, if he comes, it will take all their combined fury and faith to overcome a madman bent on fulfilling a deadly prophecy.

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About Abbie Roads:


Seven Things about Abbie Roads:
  1. She loves Snicker Parfaits. Gotta start with what’s most important, right?
  2. She writes dark emotional books featuring damaged characters, but always gives her hero and heroine a happy ending… after torturing them for three hundred pages.
  3. By day she’s a mental health counselor known for her blunt, honest style of therapy. At night she burns up the keyboard. Well… Burn might be too strong a word. She at least sits with her hands poised over the keyboard, waiting for inspiration to strike. And when it does—the keyboard might get a little warm.
  4. She can’t stand it when people drive slowly in the passing lane. Just saying. That’s major annoying. Right?
  5. She loves taking pictures of things she thinks are pretty.
  6. She’s represented by Michelle Grajkowski of 3 Seas Literary.
  7. Her first book RACE THE DARKNESS will be published October 4, 2016 by Sourcebooks. Yay!
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