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New Release: Love Hurts (The Love Duet Book One) by Leah Sharelle, Contemporary Romance is Available Now!

Title: Love Hurts
Series: The Love Duet Book One
Author: Leah Sharelle
Genre: Romance
Release Date: August 23, 2019
Cover Design: Mayhem Cover Creations
The perfect woman was out there, I had her once and I would have her again.
It was time to do something drastic. Most of my life had been spent in the shadow of my twin brother, Deck.
I was tired of being the ‘great’ Deck Johnston’s quiet underachieving twin.
I needed to break out and forge my own path in life.
I had aspirations just like Deck, I may not have wanted to be a soldier like him, but joining the police force was my perfect choice.
The next thing on my to-do list was love; find my perfect partner and be part of something special.
I found ‘The One’ then lost her minutes later … but lucky for me, I found her again years later.
There was just one problem. She used to be Deck’s.
They were just friends now, but that didn’t stop the memories of our turbulent years of fighting and arguing to cloud my brain.
So what happens when two brothers reconnect and you throw a beautiful woman into the mix?
All hell breaks loose.



I love the idea of being in love. Since my early teens when I first discovered Silhouette Desire novels my life has been all about reading. I would find myself re-writing scenes if I wasn’t happy with them and hiding them under my bed. That led me to writing love stories of my own. They all ended up under the bed and are still there, and there they will stay. I don’t do angst, in fact it drives me crazy.
 
I am a mum of three beautiful girls, Australian, and have what most say is a weird sense of humor.
I spend my free time doing movie, Sons of Anarchy, and Friends marathons. And reading.
I love Pina Colada’s and getting caught in the rain….. there’s that weird humor.

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Cover Reveal! Pre-Order Now! Taming Professor Alphahole  by Loni Ree Releasing August 30th 2019

 

Title: Taming Professor Alphahole
Author: Loni Ree
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: Aug 30th

 

 

“When you tame the King Alphahole, you want to brag.”
—Tori

When Tori offers a fellow student a ride to school, she has no idea her good deed will bring the biggest Alphahole ever into her life. Now Reid Maxwell is going to find out he picked the wrong girl to boss around. She’s going to show him.
  
Professor Reid Maxwell hasn’t let any woman get close enough to tame him. The Economics Professor has a reputation as a love ’em and leave ’em Alphahole with no room in his life for entanglements. Raising his younger sister takes all his time, and he avoids any hint of commitment.

He takes one look at Tori Barton and realizes she’s the one for him, but she isn’t going to make things easy for this over-the-top jerk.

Smartass meets Alphahole and sparks fly.

 

 

 

 

Loni Ree, a very busy mom of six, loves to read because she finds that reading helps her escape the chaos of everyday life. She loves quick, red-hot reads that are on the excessive side. Writing is a passion of hers, so Loni decided to share the stories floating around in her mind. Her short, steamy stories are a little over the top because she believes reading should be an escape from real life. Her steamy romances turn Alphaholes into Pussycats and always have a happily ever after, guaranteed!


 

 

Cover Reveal: Back Beat by Ryleigh Sloan, Contemporary Romance/Rockstar ~ Pre-Order Available!

Back Beat by Ryleigh Sloan is coming September 18th and we have the gorgeous cover to share!

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I had dreams. Big ones. And Dean Carter did everything in his power to help me achieve them.
Until we fell in love and everything fell apart. Now everyone thinks I tried to sleep my way to the top and I can’t say I blame them when the evidence points to exactly that.
However, looks can be deceiving…

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Blair McKenzie is the definition of perfect. She’s crazy talented and hot as…well, you get the point. But aside from all that, she has heart and in this business, heart is hard to come by.

In a moment of weakness, I had a lapse in judgment and nearly cost her everything.

Now I need to do the right thing. Except it feels wrong.

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Ryleigh Sloan is a romance author with a masters degree in being an indecisive control freak. Her favorite pastime is driving her friends crazy by writing multiple books at once.

Following the advice of established authors to read, read, read in order to hone one’s craft she does just that and engrosses herself in as many romance novels as she can get her hands on. Her bad habit of writing more than one book at a time carries over to her reading and she can be found reading, and listening to multiple titles at once and enjoying every moment.

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Blog Tour: Taste For Wine: Taste For Love #2 , a Contemporary Romance by Francine Beaton is Available Now!

 
Title: Taste For Wine 
Author: Francine Beaton 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Series: Taste For Love #2 

 
 
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The first kiss, like the first glass of wine, is the best!

Businessman Santiago Figueras arrives in Edinburgh to reclaim his missing wife. But why should Olivia Holmes trust him now, when he left her stranded in a foreign country three years ago? All she wants to do is to protect the son he did not know he had. Santiago makes her a shrewd offer she cannot refuse – and she follows him to Argentina to rebuild their marriage.

Olivia is still addicted to the taste of his kisses, but can she give him her heart again? Years of hurt and mistrust are not easily erased and threaten to tear them apart once more.

Can Santiago and Olivia’s love grow deep roots among the vineyards of Mendoza, or will they harvest only a lifetime of regrets?

This stand-alone novella is the second book in the Taste For Love Series – stories of men and women who love life and each other deeply.
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Taste for Coffee (Taste for Love, #1)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Romance author Francine Beaton published her first romance novel — a contemporary sports romance called EYE ON THE BALL— in April 2018 after she first started writing in July 2016. Her latest novel, TASTE FOR WINE, will be the second in her TASTE FOR LOVE SERIES and her thirteenth novel. Francine currently calls Pretoria home until the travel bug bites again. She loves travelling to faraway places and considers Scotland her second home. When she’s not reading or writing about love and Happily Ever After, she’s most likely busy painting or taking photos of everything that catches her eye. During rugby season, you’ll either find her next to the pitch or in front of the television, following her favourite teams. It’s probably not difficult to figure out why her debut novel, Eye on the Ball, as well as the series, Playing for Glory, has rugby as a theme. 
 
 
 
 

 

Series Sale Blitz: Series: Her Royal Duty Books 1, 2, & 3 ~ The Reluctant Princess, The Not-So-Perfect Princess & The Proper Princess ~ Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance by Melissa McClone are Available Now!

 

 

Title: The Reluctant Princess

Series: Her Royal Duty #1

Author: Melissa McClone
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 25, 2019

 

Blurb
She wants to work on a pit crew—not be a princess.Mechanic Isabel “Izzy” Poussard’s life revolves around cars. Determined to be a
member of a racing team’s pit crew, she’ll do whatever it takes to make her
dream come true. The last thing she expects is for a gorgeous guy to step out
of a limousine and tell her she’s a long-lost princess…and his wife.

Crown Prince Nikola “Niko” Kresimir of Vernonia wants one thing from Isabel—an
annulment. The pretty American wearing grease-stained coveralls is too rough
around the edges to be the future queen. Their marriage, the result of an
archaic custom neither knew about, needs to end so he can modernize his
country.

As sparks fly, Niko and Izzy fight their growing attraction for each other.
Neither wants to remain in an arranged marriage, but that might be the only way
to keep peace in the kingdom. Is a love match possible where all their dreams
can come true? Or will aspirations and pride keep them from living happily ever
after?

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Title: The Not-So-Perfect Princess
Series: Her Royal Duty #2
Author: Melissa McClone
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 11, 2019
Blurb
Princess Julianna dreams of marrying for love, but no one
cares what she wants. The future of her kingdom—and countrywomen—depends on her
arranged marriage. Too bad, her intended’s brother is the one who captures her
interest with his good looks and sailing skills. She’ll just have to push aside
her attraction and do what’s right for everyone else, if not for herself…
 
Prince Alejandro wants nothing more than to relinquish his title. He can’t wait
for his older brother to marry and have a child. That is, until he meets the
beautiful princess destined to be his country’s future queen. Julianna holds
the key to his freedom, yet he recognizes a kindred spirit—someone trapped by
the demands of being royalty—and finds her utterly irresistible.
 
Knowing the royal wedding must occur for the sake of their countries doesn’t
stop them from wanting to be together. A happy ending could be theirs if they
are willing to accept the consequences of following their hearts. Will duty or
love reign supreme?

 

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Title: The Proper Princess
Series: Her Royal Duty #3
Author: Melissa McClone
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 8, 2019
Blurb
She’s been a proper princess—but she wants to rebel.
 
After the death of her fiancé, Princess Madeleine knows a loveless, arranged
marriage awaits her. She’s resigned to her fate until she meets her intended
husband. Crown Prince Enrique is gorgeous, but he comes on way too strong, says
the wrong things, and fumbles with apologies. He’s more court jester than
Prince Charming. How can she marry him?
 
Enrique might be self-centered and lack social skills, but he’s trying to do
better—for himself, his country, and his future wife. Despite their royal union
being a political necessity, he wants his marriage with the captivating
Madeleine to be a love match. He’s willing to do whatever it takes to woo her.
How hard can it be to win his princess bride’s heart?
 
Nearly impossible, he discovers, because Madeleine seems unwilling—or unable—to
give him her heart. On their wedding day, instead of exchanging vows, will the
royal couple say goodbye?
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Author Bio
With a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford
University, Melissa McClone worked for a major airline where she traveled the
globe and met her husband. But analyzing jet engine performance couldn’t
compete with her love of writing happily ever afters. Her first full-time
writing endeavor was her first sale when she was pregnant with her first child!
Since then, she has published over forty romance novels with Harlequin and Tule
Publishing Group. She’s a USA Today Bestselling author. Melissa lives in the
Pacific Northwest with her husband, three children, two spoiled Norwegian
Elkhounds and cats who think they rule the house. They do!
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Now Available! Truly Mine: Mason & Sophie Duet Book One, A Friends-to-Lovers Roommate Romance. Read below the post for my Review! 👇

This is a friends-to-lovers roommate romance filled with drama, suspense, and, of course, plenty of angsty slow burn goodness you’ve come to expect in a Kennedy Fox book!

Truly Mine, Book 1

The night we met in the dimly lit bar, she looked like a brunette bombshell, and I wanted to learn her deepest secrets. With sun-kissed skin and soulful bedroom eyes, she was pure temptation, and I was mesmerized. 
 
As one drink led to two, I craved more of her playful banter and taunting lips. Resisting her wasn’t an option, and we quickly became a desperate mess of tangled limbs and hot kisses. She tasted like the sweetest sin, and I was no saint.
 
Once we caught our breaths, and it became obvious that meeting her wasn’t a coincidence, everything changed. Now I must deny her at all costs. 
 
Friends. It’s all we can ever be.

 

 
After years of lying to myself and keeping her at a distance, I want to pull her close. Sophie’s on my mind more than ever as my instincts to protect her take over. Regardless of my attempts to help, she pushes me away and makes it clear she doesn’t need me. 
 
I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe, to show her I’m the good guy, but one night takes a tragic turn for the worse when her boyfriend and I start throwing punches. 
 
And ends when I’m arrested for his murder.
 
 

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Releasing: September 10th

 

I knew within moments of meeting Mason Holt that he would change my life forever.

I just didn’t realize how much.

As my world spirals out of control, he continues to stay by my side, protecting and taking care of me. 

Being just friends is all he’s been able to offer, that is until both of our lives are threatened. Now that our relationship is blossoming into something more, I can’t be what he needs even if I wished I could.

Bad timing strikes again.

When I think we can finally be together, someone threatens to tear us apart. I’m not the same girl Mason met three years ago, but I’m determined to fight for what I’ve always wanted…him.

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Meet Kennedy Fox: 



Brooke Cumberland and Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of Hallmark movies & overpriced coffee. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate under a pseudonym and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make you blush and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, quirky, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you! They’re looking forward to bringing you many more stories to fall in love with!
 
Keep up with all their social media platforms for updates & info!
 

 

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Truly Mine: Mason & Sophie, #1 (Roommate Duet, #3)Truly Mine: Mason & Sophie, #1 by Kennedy Fox

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow, oh wow! Thank goodness I have more than nine lives because this author duo kills me every time. In a good way, of course.

Yep, you guessed it……cliffhanger!

So, that being said, there isn’t a whole lot I can tell you regarding details. But if you are familiar with this author and their duets, then no explaining is necessary. If not, then hang on for an emotional, angsty ride. Kennedy Fox can weave a tale of romance, angst, suspense and love every time. I always look forward to what comes next in their literary line up.

I can tell you this…..Mason and Sophie were introduced in the first duet of this amazing series. We know there is chemistry and something stronger between them. Even though we have never seen them on the pages together in any intimate circumstance, their attraction is so obvious. But why haven’t they acted on it? That is what you will finally find out in Truly Mine: Mason & Sophie.
I loved meeting Mason all over again with his own perspective. I really liked him. Of course I loved him too; he is a sexy man. But the fact that I like his character and the protective instincts he displays and the reasons he tries to distance himself from Sophie make him a gentleman as well.

As I said earlier in my review, I can’t say much because I won’t spoil this book for you. But I will say that it is amazing and I can’t wait to get my hands on book two, which is thankfully coming soon otherwise I’ll be having too many sleepless nights waiting to find out what happens next. Oh, and that cliffhanger? It’s a big one! 😉

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the tie to read it. 🙂

New Release: Hulk (Thorny Devils MC #2) by MLJ Quigg, Contemporary MC Romance is Available Now!

 

Title: Hulk
Series: Thorny Devils MC #2
Author: MLJ Quigg
Genre: Contemporary MC Romance
Release Date: August 16, 2019
“As soon as I saw you, it was like a light shining down from the heavens. As I got to know you, I realized that light went soul deep, and I fell for you so hard.”

Hulk
After an accident and my girlfriend leaving, I didn’t think I’d find anyone to share my life with. Sure, I had my brother and the club, and I never thought I wanted anything more. That was until Claire walked into my life. She had a harrowing story behind her, and it forced my protective instincts forward, and they raged at full force. I simply had to get past the walls she’d built so tightly around her.

Claire
Some say amnesia is a new start, which is true. But what happens when you wake up one day and everything’s a blank. Let me tell you, it’s not fun but more like downright scary.

That was my life now. Sure, I’d made a family and new memories with Monique and the triplets, but when Monique reunited with Derrick, he came with a whole new family. Hulk was the Sergeant at Arms for the club and the man who would steal my heart. Unbeknownst to me, the man who had hurt me previously was closing in, and he wanted to finish what he’d started.

Will Hulk be able to save Claire from a madman, or will he be too late to have his angel with him forever?

 

MLJ lives in NSW, Australia, with her husband, three adult children, and six cats—yes, you heard that right, six.
 
Growing up in a huge family of eight kids was always noisy and didn’t give her enough alone time to unwind.
 
Books have always given her an outlet from the craziness that is her life. Nothing is better than curling up with a good story to take her mind off her surroundings.
 
As a new author, she hopes you enjoy her stories and that they help you get out of your world and into hers for a few hours.

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Release Blitz: Being Allie (Skullz Ink #4, Allie and Fox Duet #1), Contemporary Romance by Lynne Leslie is Available Now!

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Title: Being Allie

Author: Lynne Leslie

Series: Skullz Ink #4, Allie and Fox Duet #1

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Blurb

I had my entire life in my hands until fate laughed in my face and tore it away.

I let myself go to a dark place that consumes me and threatens to never let me go.

Until I hit rock bottom.

With nothing left to lose, I claw my way into the light with the help of friends, family, and soothed by the sweet, sweet buzzing of Fox’s needles inking my skin.

My name is Allie Stevens and this is how I came to be the new me.

*Being Allie is book one in the Allie & Fox duet. It ends on a cliffhanger and their story will be resolved in book two, Loving Fox.

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Excerpt

Life can be a hardcore bitch sometimes. I thought I had mine all planned out—until that bitch laughed in my face.

Some say life is predestined, while others say it’s all up to fate. Well, if this is what they have in store for my life, then I say fuck them both.

Losing it all wasn’t in my plans, but it was in someone else’s. It wasn’t supposed to end like this—but it did.

It all started the moment Liam came into the bar looking for a hook-up. I didn’t know him, had never seen him around, but I was drawn to him. There was something about him that grabbed me and wouldn’t let go. Liam had this animal magnetism that made it extremely hard to say no. I should know, I did it, repeatedly. I watched him take home a different woman every night. Then he touched me. With one seemingly innocent touch of his fingers against my skin, I was his. I was never supposed to fall in love with him—but he made it irresistible. I wasn’t supposed to be able to survive after losing him either—but eventually I did.

This is the beginning and the end of our tale.

Just a garden variety romance yet so much more.

This is a story about what happens at the start and after the end.

This is the tale of me becoming the new me.

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Fighting For Phoenix (Skullz Ink #1)

They’re in for the fight of their lives in order to have their second chance at love.

https://books2read.com/fighting-for-phoenix

Forgiving River (Skullz Ink #2)

To fight the past, they must confront the monsters from their nightmares and hope they survive.

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Healing Saint (Skullz Ink #3)

Will their newfound love crumble beneath the weight of the past and the scars that threaten to break them?

https://books2read.com/healing-saint

About-the-Author

Author Bio

Mom. Fiancee. Wine Drinker. Hot Mess. Even bigger Walking Disaster. Fluent Sarcasm Speaker. Word Writer. Collector of Readers Hearts. Taco Lover. Book Nerd.

Lynne lives in the quiet country with a bossy mister and two little divas. If you don’t catch her with her nose in a book or her fingers scribbling on paper, she’s usually right in front of the television with her family. She loves anything that glitters and has a weird habit of collecting pens. She thinks seafood is disgusting, beach sand is the devil, and Tom Hardy is life.

Want to stay up to date on all things Lynne? You can find her on any of her social media platforms!

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New Release: Inhale, Exhale by C.L. Matthews, Contemporary Romance is Available Now!

Title: Inhale, Exhale
Author: C.L. Matthews
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 13, 2019

 

“I do.”

 

Two words woven in love.
In sickness and in health.
For better or for worse.
Til death do us part.
And death dragged us apart.
We both said these vows.
But neither of us kept them.
This is not one of those happy stories.
Life isn’t made of simple choices and happily ever afters.
It’s a dark place.
It’s not easy.
It’s full of mistakes and lessons.
It hurts.
And in the end, those two words said in love, are the same ones said in hate.
“You want a divorce?”
“I do.”

 

C.L. Matthews resides in Utah, the state with the best snow on earth. She is not a fan of the snow but loves her state just the same. She is known for her swag business and creative pieces. C.L. Matthews is a swag maker, reader, and a fairly new author, it isn’t an easy task but she wants to succeed in many things. Her hobbies consist of crafting, drinking coffee until she can’t consume any more, and reading until she falls asleep with books in her lap. C.L. Matthews is married to her childhood best friend, she got her happily ever after.

 

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