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Release Blitz: Selfless (A Carolina Coastal Novel #1) by Kelsey Cheyenne is Available Now!

 

 

Title: Selfless

Series: A Carolina Coastal Novel #1

Author: Kelsey Cheyenne
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 3, 2019
Blurb
I lost my first love at twenty years old.
Then I was forced to drop out of school
to become a single mom.
I didn’t think I’d ever find love again.
I didn’t want to replace my first.
I didn’t want to erase his memory.
But love isn’t convenient and it’s never easy.
I fought our attraction. I pushed him away.
But my heart fought harder.
I have to decide what’s best not only for me,
but also for my daughter.
Even if that means losing everything.
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Author Bio
Dog mom. Lover of
carbs. Slytherin. Kelsey is a sarcastic, true crime junkie, but also secretly a
hopeless romantic. When she’s not bingeing Netflix with her boyfriend or
spoiling her golden retriever, you can find her writing anything from fluffy
romcoms to killer twists. Above all, Kelsey creates stories that are real, raw,
and emotional and will have every reader hooked.

 

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Release Blitz: XO by Melissa Jane is Available Now!

 

 

Title: XO
Author: Melissa Jane
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 2, 2019

 

Blurb
I swear to
God, Jacob Lynch, if I ever see your arrogant, smug face again, I’ll ruin your
manhood with a swift knee.
You were
the glorified football captain, the heartthrob, the most popular boy in school
and yet suddenly you vanish leaving all your horrid friends pointing the finger
at me, circling like hungry vultures to see if I would break.
They just
didn’t know that I already had. Daily. For months I cried for you. You. Broke.
Me.
You taunted
and tormented me for years until you finally convinced me to fall in love with
you. You said, “Nothing can ever tear us apart.” And I believed you.
But you
lied.
And then
you left.
Without a
word, without a touch, without a sound.
You. Just.
Left. Right when my world fell to pieces, you lit the match and watched from
afar, as what remained went up in flames.
So, if I
ever do see your stupidly handsome face again, you’ll be nothing more than the
boy I used to know. The boy who broke my heart and crushed my soul all in a
single day.
Because
Jacob Lynch… I have no more XO’s to give.
No longer
yours,
Rosie.
P.S. I hate
how much I still love you  

 

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Melissa Jane is a writer of strong Alpha’s and feisty
heroines. Her love for action and romance means she puts her characters through
some epic adventures and compromising situations, all with a healthy dose of
uncontrollable passion.

Residing on the beautiful beachy Gold Coast in Australia, Melissa enjoys the
year-round sunshine with her gorgeous husband and even more gorgeous furbaby,
Pocket-the-Yorkie.

When she’s not working, you’ll often find her with a glass (ahem…bottle) of
Sauvignon in hand, seeking out adventure with her just-as-crazy friends.

 

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Cover Reveal: Daddy Issues; A single billionaire, a young nanny, and a surprise baby. From author Liv Morris is Coming Soon!

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A single billionaire, a young nanny, and a surprise baby.

Daddy Issues, an all-new emotional and sexy single dad romance from USA Today bestselling author Liv Morris, is coming October 20th and we have the hot cover!

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My life was ordered. Smooth and neat like my scotch. I had arranged relationships with a beginning and an end. No romantic attachments was my motto.

Then I met Maggie. A beautiful, young woman trying to find her place in the gritty world of Manhattan. She deserved more than a jaded man like me, so I let her walk away.

But fate stepped in and an ex-lover surprised me with a baby she claimed was mine. Desperate I hired a well-recommended nanny sight unseen. When she knocked at the door of my penthouse, I opened it to find Maggie standing on the other side.

I watched Maggie lovingly care for my child and wanted to learn to be a father to my daughter. But having Maggie so close was dangerous. She was a terrifying ray of sunshine that threatened to thaw my frozen heart.

I needed her for my child.

At least that’s what I told myself.

Until it was too late.

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Release Blitz: Tip The Scales (Road Trip Romance #1) by A.K. Evans is Available Now!

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Title: Tip the Scales

Series: Road Trip Romance #1

Author: A.K. Evans
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Blurb
Max King has lived in northern Maine all his life. And if there’s one
thing he’s learned living in his close-knit community, it’s that they look out
for one another.
With a life-threatening winter storm approaching, it’s no surprise Max is
concerned for the residents of his beloved small town. But it’s his new neighbor
that really has him worried. With the power out and temperatures plummeting,
Max does what any good neighbor would do. He offers her a place to stay.

Finding a decent man is hard enough. But for Eleanor Page it’s even
harder.

Because she’s a self-made billionaire. And that seems to be difficult for the
men she meets to handle.

So when her rugged, handsome neighbor shows up on her doorstep during a massive
storm, Eleanor is a bit shell-shocked. While she initially rejects his offer,
it’s isn’t long before she has no other option.

As the snow piles up outside and Max turns on the charm, Eleanor struggles to
share the truth about who she is.

But when tragedy strikes and Eleanor tips the scales, she wonders if she’s lost
her chance at love.

 

 

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Author Bio
A.K. Evans is a
married mother of two boys residing in a small town in northeastern
Pennsylvania, where she graduated from Lafayette College in 2004 with two
degrees (one in English and one in Economics & Business). Following a brief
stint in the insurance and financial services industry, Evans realized the
career was not for her and went on to manage her husband’s performance
automotive business. She even drove the shop’s race cars! Looking for more
personal fulfillment after eleven years in the automotive industry, Andrea
decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer.
While Andrea continues
to help administratively with her husband’s businesses, she spends most of her
time writing and homeschooling her two boys. When she finds scraps of spare
time, Evans enjoys reading, doing yoga, watching NY Rangers hockey, dancing,
and vacationing with her family. Andrea, her husband, and her children are
currently working on taking road trips to visit all 50 states (though, Alaska
and Hawaii might require flights).
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Blog Tour: Crazy Rich Cajuns (Boys of The Bayou) by Erin Nicholas ia Available Now!

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Crazy Rich Cajuns, an all-new sexy, small town, opposites attract rom com from New York Times bestselling author Erin Nicholas, is Available Now!

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He wears suits and ties. He’ll one day inherit a fortune. He has a law degree. He shines his shoes, for God’s sake. What is she doing attracted to a guy like him? But she is. She so is.

She drives air boats on the bayou, drinks and cusses, and gives city boys in suits a hard time just for fun. Why can’t he get her out of his mind? But he can’t. He definitely can’t.

A weekend trip to Savannah for a fancy-schmancy party with his highfalutin family is the surefire way to prove that they have nothing in common but intense chemistry. And to maybe scratch this I’ve-never-wanted-anyone-like-I-want-you itch once or twice. Or five times.

But it takes only about twenty-four hours for the bayou girl and the city boy to figure out that they don’t really know much at all–about each other, or about themselves. And figuring all of this out is going to be downright crazy.

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Excerpt

“Good morning, Miss Landry.”

“I’ve been on hold for fifteen freaking minutes, Mr. Baxter.”

Bennett grinned. She’d been on hold for four minutes. He knew because he’d been watching the time on his phone. He always kept her on hold for at least a couple. But he’d known to expect her to be dramatic about it no matter how long it was. Kennedy Landry wasn’t really the patiently-wait-on-hold type of woman. Kennedy Landry was, however, the type of woman that made a man want to take what tiny semblance of control he could find and grab onto it like it was a lifeboat in the midst of a hurricane.

Kennedy Landry was absolutely like a hurricane, and she’d already pulled him under and drowned him in lust and amusement and fascination and…

Shit, he was half in love with her, and if the only way he had to remind her that she didn’t always have the upper hand in every single one of their interactions was to make her wait on hold on the phone for a few minutes then yeah, he’d do it.

“Well, I’ve been waiting for the reports from last week since Monday,” he told her. “Seems waiting is something we should both get used to.” It was Thursday. She always made him wait until Friday for the reports she was supposed to send on Tuesday.

In part because that meant he’d call her about those reports on Wednesday and they’d fight-flirt for a few minutes. Something they both enjoyed far more than really made sense.

In part because her sending him the reports was ridiculous. He didn’t really need them—he was just curious—and she knew it.

She hated sending the reports, but only because it meant that she was answering to him on some level. She didn’t like that because she didn’t have him wrapped around her little finger like she did every other man she dealt with on a regular basis.

As far as she knew.

Bennett had been very careful not to let on just how tightly wrapped he already was.

“This call could be about an emergency,” she said in a bored voice that indicated: one, it was not an emergency, and two, she was trying really hard to sound bored and not like she was gritting her teeth.

Bennett loved that he rubbed her the wrong way. It only took about ten minutes around Kennedy to figure out that she ran the show with the men in her life. The only daughter and granddaughter in a family of outdoorsy, hardworking, loud-cussing, Louisiana born-and-bred men, Kennedy not only kept up with them on the hardworking and cussing thing, but she got away with murder. Her oldest brother, Sawyer, tried to make her toe the line, but even he was a sap for his baby sister, and it was rare that Kennedy didn’t get her way.

She knew how to handle blue-collar Cajun men, that was for sure.

Bennett wasn’t a blue-collar Cajun man.

Well, he was Cajun, on his mother’s side. But she’d married into money—a lot of money—very much on purpose and had long ago given up things like crawfish sucking and cursing in French. She had married into a white-collar, British-descended family in Savannah, neck-deep in politics and law and class and wealth and snobbery, while Kennedy had been neck-deep in, well, the Louisiana bayou. And everything that went along with that.

Bennett loved the bayou. And everything that went along with that.

Especially the sassy, goth-dressing, impossible-to-impress Cajun girl who thought that the fact he couldn’t fix a transmission, butcher an alligator, or bait a hook was downright embarrassing.

“If it was an emergency, you would have hung up and called back. Over and over again. Leaving progressively more and more threatening messages about what you were going to do to me when you did finally get a hold of me,” he told her, signing off on the bottom of the letter he’d just finished and moving it to the side.

“I would never do that,” she said.

“No?” When she did finally send him reports, it was always in folders that were named things like I’m Not Your Fucking Secretary and If You Ask Me to Get You Coffee It Will Definitely Have Turtle Shit in It.

“If I really needed your attention, I’d start texting. Photos. Naked photos.”

His entire body reacted to that. He cleared his throat. “I would definitely—”

“Of my grandfather.”

Bennett paused. Then groaned. He knew her grandfather. Leo Landry was a great guy. Funny, down-to-earth, honest, loyal. And someone that Bennett absolutely did not ever want to see naked. Ever.

“You’re an evil woman.”

“Remember that.”

 

About Erin Nicholas

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Erin Nicholas has been writing romances almost as long as she’s been reading them. To date, she’s written over thirty sexy, contemporary novels that have been described as “toe-curling,” “enchanting,” “steamy,” and “fun.” She adores reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines, and happily ever afters.

Erin lives in the Midwest, where she enjoys spending time with her husband (who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books), her kids (who will never read the sex scenes in her books), and her family and friends (who claim to be “shocked” by the sex scenes in her books).

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New Release: Out Of My League (Love in the Smokies Book 2) by CJ Allison is Available Now!

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Out of My League (Love in the Smokies Book 2) by CJ Allison
✔ Hotshot Model
✔ Smalltown Man
✔ Opposites Attract
Synopsis:
She’s glitz and glam—He’s down home and country, but they’re about to find out that being out of each others’ league has nothing to do with money.
Marissa
Since a young age, Marissa has played a part in front of the camera. She’s got it all—top model status, perfect, high profile marriage, millions of followers, and the world at her fingertips. Too bad it’s all a lie—and comes crashing down so publicly her only choice is to get out of LA before the media sharks devour her.
The last thing she expects to find while stashed away in the Smokies is a bacon-loving, warm, funny, man named Mick—and he’s everything Marissa isn’t—he’s real. Too bad she can’t act on her growing feelings for him. He’s too sweet, too genuine, and everything about her life is as fake as the smile she puts on when she goes back to LA.
But the money, house, cars, and fame are nothing, not compared to the love of a real man and the opportunity to have the truest thing she’s ever felt become her reality. . .
Mick
In a small town, there’s nothing worse than going from having a top sales job to being a stock boy at the local mart—and that’s exactly what Mick gets to face every day. As if his personal insecurities aren’t enough, now he faces the fact he’s stuck with little to no chance to ever get where he wants to be—stable enough for a family.
And then a woman too good to be true comes into his town, and he can’t help but want those things even more—with her. A hotshot model from LA, but Mick doesn’t care about any of that, all that matters is that she’s caring, funny, and the most beautiful soul he’s ever seen. . . but she can’t see herself that way.

 

When she goes back to LA to deal with her life, Mick has to face who she is in her world, and the jealousy and doubt threaten to tear him apart. Deep down, he knows they have something real, but is it enough for her to love a man that is the opposite of everything she’s ever had?
 
 
 
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Release Blitz: The Plus One by Kayley Loring is Available Now!

 

Title: The Plus Ones
Author: Kayley Loring
Genre: Contemporary Romance/

Steamy Romantic Comedy

Release Date: September 26, 2019

 

Blurb
Love changes people.
I’m the first to admit that I, Keaton Bridges, used to be an immature,
entitled ass.
Okay, maybe I’m the second to admit it—after Roxy Carter.
That loudmouth.
But I’ve seen what true love has done for my friends, and I want it for
myself.
Somehow, I’m the only single guy left.
Somehow, she’s the only single girl.
The only time Foxy Roxy hasn’t been a loudmouth?
That time we were making out at our best friends’ wedding.
And every time we’ve seen each other in the five years since then,
because she refuses to talk about it.
Well, she’s going to have to talk to me now.
It’s the dead of winter, and our six best friends were planning a
getaway
at a Caribbean couples-only resort.
One of the couples had to drop out, and I refuse to be left out in the
cold.
All Roxy and I have to do is pretend to be in love for one week so we
can
spend some much-needed time with our favorite people.
And all I have to do is pretend I’m not dying to kiss her again.
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Before writing steamy romantic comedy novels, Kayley Loring
got a BFA in creative writing from a Canadian university and had a fifteen-year
career as a screenwriter in Los Angeles (under a different name). She mostly
wrote PG-13 family comedies that studios would pay her lots of money for and
then never make into movies. In 2017 she decided to move to the Pacific
Northwest and write about all the fun stuff that she wasn’t allowed to write
about in those PG-13 scripts. Now she’s breathing cleaner air and writing
dirtier words. It’s an adjustment she’s happily getting used to.
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Release Blitz: The Redemption Duet ~ Craving Redemption (Redemption Duet #1, Forbidden #4) by Tracy Lorraine is Available Now!

 

 

Title: Craving Redemption
Series: Redemption Duet #1, Forbidden #4
Author: Tracy Lorraine
Genre: Contemporary/New Adult Romance
Release Date: September 26, 2019

 

Blurb

 

A one-night stand I can’t get out of my mind. 
Trey was only meant to be a distraction, someone I’d never
see again. 
Turns out the man starring in my wild fantasies, is also
occupying the desk next to mine.
My experience with men tells me that he can’t be trusted,
but my heart— and body, tells me something different. 
His demands for more weaken my resolve, and I find myself
craving a man that’s over a decade my senior. 
I can’t escape the memories of our sizzling night
together… I don’t want to.
He could be different, but was I willing to repeat my
mistakes to find out?

 

 

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Author Bio
Tracy Lorraine is a M/F and M/M contemporary romance author.
Tracy recently-ish turned thirty and lives in a cute Cotswold village in
England with her husband, daughter and lovable but slightly crazy dog. Having
always been a bookaholic with her head stuck in her Kindle Tracy decided to try
her hand at a story idea she dreamt up and hasn’t looked back since.
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Release Blitz: Love Walks In (Bliss Cove #1) by Nina Lindsey is Available Now!

 

 

Title: Love Walks In
Series: Bliss Cove #1
Author: Nina Lindsey
Genre: Spicy Sweet Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs

Release Date: September 26, 2019

 

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Bus ticket
to hometown of Bliss Cove – $124.50

Purchase of old building and business license – $35,250

Thirteen orphaned cats – free

Finally proving to her family that she can be successful – pricelessShaking off her past mistakes and fickle reputation, Aria Prescott is
determined to start a new life with her latest venture, the “Meow and Then Cat
Café.” Though the café is in the town’s most rundown neighborhood, Aria will
let nothing stop her from success.

Then property developer Hunter Armstrong shocks the Mariposa Street shop owners
with a buyout offer that threatens to destroy the old district. Aria refuses to
let the ruthless businessman intimidate her into selling her beloved café, even
if Hunter’s dark, glowering sexiness secretly makes her want to purr.

Aria and Hunter are soon locked in a fiery, tense war over the fate of Mariposa
Street. But when Hunter starts falling for this sexy town sweetheart, he
discovers that winning the battle might mean losing his heart.

 

 

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Excerpt
Chapter One
Good things
came in large, thick envelopes. At least, that was what Aria Prescott had
always believed. Wedding invitations, college acceptances, Christmas cards,
love letters.
But this?
She sank
onto a chair in her darkened café, crumpling the brown envelope in her fist.
The formal letter was clipped to a stack of papers made heavier by the copious
use of legalese—clauses, conditions,
title. Financial terms.
Dropping
the letter, she looked through the brick-and-glass partition separating the
lounge from the front room of the café. Evening light illuminated the painted Meow and Then sign on the window. A
chalkboard menu hung on the wall behind the counter. Wooden shelves held cat
toys and cat-themed merchandise.
She’d
created this. For the first time in her life, she’d gone the distance, gotten
the job done, seen the plan through. She couldn’t—wouldn’t—let anything change that now.
Jumbo
butted his fuzzy head against her arm.
“Sorry,
sweetie.” Stroking the tabby cat’s ears, Aria got to her feet. “Thirteen orders
of chicken bites in gravy coming right up.”
Cats of all
sizes stirred from various lounging positions around the room. Tails swishing
and ears perked, they padded over to the row of food and water dishes.
Pushing the
letter out of her mind, Aria retrieved cans of chicken from the storage cabinet
and prepared dinner for her thirteen charges. A few of them meowed and
slithered around her legs, while others sat waiting regally for their meal to
be served.
A one-eyed
cat with patchy fur, a torn left ear, and a sharp fanged tooth poking out of
his mouth crouched under a table.
“Come on,
Fang.” Aria clicked her tongue at the old cat, who glared at her. “Yummy
chicken.”
She filled
a separate dish and set it close to him. Only when she backed away did he edge
forward to eat.
After
refilling the water dishes, she tied the full trash bag and headed out the back
door to put it in the garbage bin. A thick layer of ocean fog and encroaching
rainclouds covered the sky, blocking the sunset. Though the April weather had
been temperate, evenings were cool in the coastal California town of Bliss
Cove.
It was
Aria’s favorite time of year—warm days bursting with color and new life
followed by chilly nights of sweatshirts and bonfires. But this spring was more
important than all previous ones because before summer arrived, Aria’s mother
and two older sisters would see that she could not only follow through with a
plan, but make it a success. She’d finally prove that she was stronger and
smarter than anyone—herself included—had believed.
The
backdoor of the café creaked. A large calico peered at her from the crack in
the open door, which she never forgot to close.
Until now.
Not the greatest start to smarter.
“Hey, boy.”
Keeping her voice soft, she locked her gaze to his. “Go back inside.
I’ll…Porkchop!”
Faster than
a blink, the cat shot into the alley and ran.
“Porkchop!”
Aria slammed the door shut so the other cats wouldn’t escape. She hurried
around to the front of the café just as his swishing tail disappeared around
the corner. “Who knew you could move so fast? Porkchop!”
Soon it
would be dark and rainy. Breaking into a run, Aria followed the cat away from
Mariposa Street. The rundown historic district was at least three miles from
the center of downtown. Shops and restaurants lined the streets converging
toward the popular and busy Starfish Avenue.
Annoyance
flickered through her. In the two weeks she’d had Porkchop, he’d proven to be
both wily and smug. He’d chewed rolls of paper towels, shoved other cats off
the windowsill, and Aria swore he’d deliberately broken one of the cat
figurines in the lounge.
There! A
black-and-orange furball was just visible under a parked pick-up truck. She
crept forward and extended her hand.
“Come on,
Porkie Pie,” she crooned. “Come back home and I’ll give you some nice tuna
fish…Porkchop!”
He darted
away. Several passers-by paused to try and catch him. The overweight cat
continued to move surprisingly fast, evading every grasp.
Aria’s
lungs started to burn. Skidding in her flat, strappy sandals, she caught sight
of him crossing the street to the ramshackle Outside Inn. The old Queen Anne
building sprawled over an expanse of tree-dotted lawn with a trail leading to
Pelican Beach.
Heavy
raindrops started to fall. Aria hurried up the pathway leading to the
wrap-around porch. Thick shrubs and overgrown weeds lined the foundation of the
inn underneath the multiple lighted windows. Porkchop shot behind a dense
boxwood.
“You
little…” She pushed through the shrubs, cursing as her flowy cotton skirt
caught on a wet branch and tore. “You’re lucky I took you on, you ungrateful
little mouse catcher. If it weren’t for me, you’d be…Porkchop!”
Tail
swishing, he bounded to the corner of the inn. If he took off toward the beach
trail…she’d never find him on the dark shoreline. But under the awning, he was
protected from the rain. Maybe he’d opt for comfort over risk and adventure.
Comfort is a far better choice, my feline
friend. Trust me on that.
The cat
stopped. His whiskers twitched. His yellow eyes gleamed. Aria gritted her
teeth.
“You come
here right now.” She clapped her hands sharply and raised her voice. “I work
very hard to give you and your fellow feline brethren a nice place to live, and
I do not appreciate being forced to race through the—”
A window
slammed open right above her. “What the hell is going on out here?”
The deep
male voice boomed like thunder. Aria’s heart jumped into her throat. Forcing an
apologetic smile onto her lips, she straightened and looked up. Right into the
scowling face of a man whose glare burned right into her.
She opened
and closed her mouth. No words came out. Her heart raced.
“Well?” His
black eyebrows snapped together over his intense dark eyes. He was still
holding the window sash up, and the lifted position of his arms stretched his
white dress shirt over impressively bulging biceps.
“What are
you doing out here?” he barked.
“I….there’s
a cat.” Trying to gather her scattered wits, she ran shaking hands over her
dress. “Uh, I was just—”
“You were
annoying the crap out of me is what you were just doing.”
Irritation
stiffened Aria’s spine.
“I’m sorry,
I didn’t mean to annoy you.” She
indicated Porkchop, who was still sitting at the corner of the inn, staring at
the man as if he, too, were transfixed by his sheer potency. “I’m trying to
save my cat.”
His mouth
twisted sardonically. “Your cat.”
“My felis catus, if you want the Latin
term.”
He expelled
an impatient breath, his scowl deepening. Letting go of the window sash, he
raked a hand through his disheveled dark hair. His sleeves were rolled up to the
elbows, revealing tanned forearms corded with muscle.
Good God. Who was he, this man whose glower ratcheted up
his sexiness by about a thousand degrees?
And what
was she doing fixating on him when
she still had to catch Porkchop? The rain was coming down harder.
“I
apologize.” She drew her shoulders back and met his smoldering black eyes. “My
cat escaped and made his way here, for some reason. I’m trying to catch him.”

He shot a glare at the animal, who was still staring and twitching his tail.
“Given his size, it doesn’t look as if catching him should be that hard.”

Aria
frowned, stung by the dig about Porkchop’s weight. “I’ll thank you not to
insult my cat.”

“You named him Porkchop.”

“I didn’t
name him. And he 
is on a metabolic
feline weight management program.”

“Maybe
that’s why he ran away.”

“I know
this doesn’t look plausible, but he’s
led me on a wild goose chase…or maybe I should say a wild cat chase…” She
chuckled at the joke. Glowering Stranger did not. “Anyway, my point is that
despite his girth, Porkchop can run pretty darned fast.”
He turned
his scowl on to her. An oddly pleasurable shiver raced down her spine, which
made no sense. Before she could move, or even think, he hefted himself over the
window sill and landed onto the ground in front of her.
Aria’s
breath stopped. Like, stopped, right in the middle of her chest.
In addition
to being dangerously sexy, he was also big—well
over six feet with wide shoulders and a broad chest that was no doubt a
landscape of hard muscles. With him standing right in front of her, she
practically felt the power and energy coiling through every millimeter of his
body. The garden lights cast shadows over his strong features, emphasizing the
cut-glass lines of his jaw and cheekbones, his thick-lashed eyes, and a
beautifully shaped mouth that looked as if it were made to do dirty things to a
woman.
Parting her
lips, Aria forced air into her lungs before she started getting dizzy.
“If you’ll
step aside, I’ll get my cat.” She managed to sound both haughty and cool, even
though her blood was hot and her heart pounding.
“Been real
successful at that so far, haven’t you?” Arching an eyebrow, he turned toward
Porkchop.
After
admiring the fact that his back was as appealing as his front, Aria edged
backward. If he approached the cat from this side, and she darted around behind
Porkchop, they might be able to box him in.
He took a
few steps toward the cat. Porkchop blinked at him. Glowering Stranger made a
deep, rumbling noise that was obviously meant to soothe the animal, but that
also had the strangest effect on Aria—like a hot wave rolling over her skin and
settling right into her core.
Suppressing
the ridiculous sensation, she prepared to move around and surround the cat as
soon as the man got close enough.
“Good boy.”
Glowering Stranger bent and picked Porkchop up as if the cat were…well, a
docile, pick-up-able creature who hadn’t just fled through the streets of Bliss
Cove like an escaped felon.
Aria gaped.
Porkchop just…curled into the man’s
arms as if he didn’t have the slightest interest in getting away. In fact, the
little traitor even nuzzled his furry head against Glowering Stranger’s chest.
Aria had
the fleeting thought that she’d like to do the same thing.
Coming Soon
Releasing October 2019
An expert on the hot, wild tales of mythology, Callie Prescott leads a
tidy life. And that, thank you, is exactly how she wants it, despite her
family’s pestering that she’s a control freak who needs to have fun. Callie
prefers order and predictability. After her father’s death and her mother’s
recent health scare, who can blame her? 

 

Jake Ryan fights bad guys, jumps out of airplanes, and escapes disasters…on
film. But when a scandal engulfs his career, he takes cover in his hometown of
Bliss Cove while he puts out the fire. No one knows his true identity until a
chance encounter with Callie ignites powerful flashbacks of their high-school
years together.
Despite the threat of exposure, Jake wants some close-up action with the
brilliant, beautiful professor. Callie’s structured life has no room for a
sexy, muscular hero…until Jake shows her how thrilling it is to have fun and
lose control (a little).
 
Jake and Callie surrender to a hot affair and the possibility of love. But with
dangerous secrets, a public scandal, and a mother’s scheming plots, can Jake
ever win the starring role in his leading lady’s heart?

 

Releasing November 2019
Rory Prescott is desperate for a place to stay before she leaves Bliss
Cove for her lucrative new tech job. Tavern owner Grant Taylor is desperate for
a date to his brother’s wedding before his mother tries to marry him off next.



Grant makes Rory a deal—he’ll let her stay in his cottage if she’ll pretend to
be his girlfriend. Though the two friends bicker over everything from her love
of gummy worms to the horrible singing fish he has on the tavern wall,
“pretending” to like each other isn’t a stretch. 

As they share close quarters, argue about cell phones, and exchange more than
one hot kiss, their fake relationship soon becomes passionately real.
 
But Grant’s family battles and Rory’s impending career move shut down any
possibility of a happy ending. Their hot, tender romance is about to crash and
burn…unless they’re willing to risk everything for love.
Author Bio
Nina Lindsey writes romances filled with heart, heat, and happy endings.
She is delighted to introduce readers to Bliss Cove, California, a coastal town
with an abundance of warm cookies, ocean breezes, and the ever-present
possibility of love.
Nina loves all things spicy and sweet, with chili chocolates being at the top
of the list. She is also a fan of glossy magazines, pop culture, Gilmore Girls,
energy bites, Orangetheory, and the sound of silence.

She lives in Wisconsin with her meteorologist husband (yes, she asks him daily,
“What’s the weather forecast?”), their two children, a hyperactive
dog, and a snail named Pipsqueak.

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