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Available Now! ~ “Play to Win” A Southern Gentleman Series Novel, by Author: Ja’Nese Dixon, Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance, Release Date: August 20, 2020 ~ @janesedixon @GiveMeBooksPR


Title: Play to Win

A Southern Gentleman Series Novel

Author: Ja’Nese Dixon
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 20, 2020
Kamals an
ex-football player. Jayda
s a single
mother uninterested in another relationship until she sees Kamal with her
Every rejection will only make his victory sweeter. He plans to lick,
taste, and devour her like the delicacy she is until the world, her ex, and
Jayda recognize his name tatted on every inch of her curvy body.
Kamal never plays by halves, and Jayda has a thing or two to show this
deviously handsome player. But when the past runs an interference, they
ll learn in matters of the heart there are no rules.


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I navigate the bumpy gravel drive in my heels and rolling luggage until a
wheel locks up. I rock the bag side to side, searching for the issue. “Where
are you?”
“Let me help you with that.” I look toward the deep voice and I’m met
with a smile. My heart skips a little and I’m stunned.
“Uh… I think it’s a rock.” I say without drooling.
He picks up the sixty-pound bag without issue, moving it to the sidewalk.
I open my mouth to thank him when I see all eyes on us. I nervously chuckle.
“I’ll take it from here. I don’t want you to lose your place in line.”
“I’m already seated. I saw you struggling and thought I’d lend a hand.”
“Is that so?”
“Yes, ma’am.”
“Ma’am?” I laugh and he stammers a little. “I’m much to young to be
addressed as ma’am, don’t you think?”
“It’s how my mother raised me.” He flashes a trillion-dollar smile that’s
derives straight from the steamy depths of hell because it’s downright sinful.
The man is a work of art.
Powerful jaw. Broad shoulders. Beneath that shirt is a chiseled body, I’m
sure. I swallow around the stone in my throat as he hunkers closer and examines
the wheels on my bag.
“Here’s the issue.”
I blink, and his face is close. Super close. I’m finding it hard to
breathe and when I do, I inhale a long drag of temptation.
Can a man smell yummy? Yes.
Better than the scent of homemade southern food lingering in the air?
God, yes.
“Everything all right?” A crease of concern bunches between his dark
brown eyes.
My lungs empty as I take a quick inventory of the man in front of me. A
man rendering me speechless in the right way. This moment is going down in the
books. But in my defense, I’m delusional and sleep deprived. That’s what it is.
I lay a hand over my galloping heart, fighting to string together a response.
I inhale and… oh hell, that damn delicious scent tickles my nose, and the
sensation travels through my body, awakening a whisper of attraction. I groan.
Stop breathing, Jayda. Just stop breathing. I chastise myself the moment
I lock eyes with him.
“Yeah, I…” I shake to quiet the voices in my head. “Long morning of
I can’t look away, and neither does he. I came to Southern Soul to meet
my best friend, Catrina. I figured staying with her for the week would makeup
for Brett ditching me.
Damn, Texas has some fine ass men. The masterpiece before me has a beard
and full eyebrows. He’s groomed, but all man. His golden peanut butter
complexion reminds me of my Reesie Piecie. And with that thought comes the
thorn in my side, Brett.
“Huh, thanks. I got it. I appreciate your help.” I stand and he moves
with me until he’s towering over me.
And he’s tall. I almost groan again, but I hold it in. It’s time for me
to find Catrina. Unlike my boyfriend, I’m a lot of things, but I’m not a
cheater. The moment I want someone more than what I have, I’m out. At least,
that was before I had Reese. Now, I stay because… staying’s the right thing to
“My pleasure. Name’s Kamal Montgomery. And you are?” He extends a hand.
“Jayda Dallas.” I take his hand and immediately regret it. A trail of
heat flows from him to me in a timeless extension of energy, paralyzing me.
“Huh, someone’s waiting for me. Thanks again.”
I retract my hand, but not before he flips it over. The perfect thick
brow of his arches in an unspoken question. I slip my hand from the warmth of
his. But the heat of his touch lingers.
I rub my hand along my skirt, trying to erase the memory as I reclaim the
handle of my bag and start rolling towards the front of the line.
“Hey, Jayda!” Catrina sings, wrapping me in a sisterfriend hug as we
squeal like kids. When we finally step back, she takes possession of my bag.
Then she stares at the man now standing beside us. “Kamal.”
Kamal nods, “Enjoy your meal, Jayda.” Then he disappears.
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📝Review📝: “His Princess” House of Payne Novella, By Author Stacy Gail, Genre: Contemporary Romance, AVAILABLE NOW! ~ My Rating: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ @Stacy_Gail_


His Princess
A House Of Payne Novella

Stacy Gail


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Genre:  #ContemporaryRomance #Novella

POV:  First-person Dual perspectives

Kindle:  100 pages

My Rating:  4

Cover:  5

Publication:  August 13th 2020

Read:  August 10th 2020  *review copy provided by the author

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“Got a name, my princess?”

When Joelle Fielding attends a function for Chicago’s society elites, she’s stunned to find herself swept off her feet by a man who believes that not only is she a princess, but that she’s HIS princess. Falling in love at first sight isn’t a part of her career-oriented life goals, but with the sexy Gus Bloch insisting she’s meant for him, those life goals might be changing.

By fourteen, Gus had been on his own on the Southside’s mean streets. When life had been at its bleakest, he’d dreamed of his future and the kind of woman he would someday share his life with. One look at Joelle, and he knows he’s finally found her. Nothing will stop him from convincing her that he’s the man for her—not even Joelle herself.

Joelle has never wanted anyone like she wants Gus, but all too soon insta-love and the demands of reality find themselves on a collision course. Is Gus really the man for her when he’s forced to see she’s no one’s princess?

38,000 words

***This novella is a standalone prequel to the novel, HOUSE OF PAYNE: LOKI. Because of that, this novella has only a small epilogue (sorry!). There are no love triangles, no cheating, and no cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed. Due to adult language and sexual content, this novella is not intended for people under the age of eighteen.***


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A slow smile curled his mouth, and to Joelle’s surprise she found she couldn’t look away from the two perfect dimples that appeared in his lean, clean-shaven cheeks. Had there ever been a more perfectly symmetrical face, with sculpted cheekbones, squared-off jaw and, heaven above, dimples? The more she saw of him, the more she realized that perfection could exist. “The moment I saw you, everything about you became my business.”
“Oh, really?” Wildly her heart bounced around in her chest like one of those bouncy balls she’d loved as a child. “How do you figure that?”
“It’s pretty simple.” He shifted a shoulder, like freaking Atlas shrugging. “I saw you standing there, and something inside me clicked into place. I’m not fighting that, and neither should you. It won’t do you any good.”
“My goodness.” It took all her strength not to pearl-clutch, but damn, it was hard. This man came on like a freight train, and for a wayward moment she could only wonder what he was like in bed… “I think there’s a song like that.”
“I guess this could be called an enchanted evening, now that I think about it. It’s not every day you meet the one that stops you in your tracks and makes you think of things like forever.”
Okay, pearl-clutching was a necessity when a man said things like that. “Anyone ever tell you that you have a tendency to overwhelm?”
“Not my fault. I’ve lost one helluva lot of time with you, so I need to catch up.”
“Catch up? We just met.”
“Yeah, but I’ve been looking for you my whole damn life. Got a shit-ton of catching up to do.”


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His Princess (A novella from the world of House of Payne)His Princess by Stacy Gail

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First thing I need to say…..If you don’t like instalove/lust, and an alpha hero who can be a huge a**hole, then this book isn’t for you. When I accepted this book for review, the author warned me there would be a moment where I would want to strangle Gus and she was so right, lol. He is intense and takes cocky and arrogant to the extreme. Joelle, on the other hand, was perfect. She is independent and will always fight for what is right. There were moments I was so proud of her. That said, after Gus realized his mistake, he was all in trying to fix it. I love a groveling hero.

I won’t go into details as this book is short. I did enjoy it; the author writes well and kept me engaged. I will also say, this is only the first for me; I will definitely read more from this author. Stacy Gail was a first time read and I am happy to say I look forward to more of her titles. I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole on Goodreads while stalking her House of Payne series. There are so many books, I’ll just have to start from the beginning.

This is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂


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📝Review📝: “Show Stoppers” (Chicago First Responders #1) by Author B.J. Harvey, Genre: #ContemporaryRomance, Release Date: August 31st 2020! My Rating: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ @bjharveyauthor @EJBookPromos


Show Stopper
A Chicago First Responder Novel #1

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Genre:  #ContemporaryRomance #FirefighterHero

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  August 31st 2020

Read;  August 17th 2020  *Review copy provided by Enticing Journey Book Promotions

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The first time they meet it’s by chance.

The second is surely a coincidence.

The third…it’s either destiny or he’s a stalker.

Renee Hamilton has a thing against men in uniform. In her experience, they play hard, lie harder. Marco Rossi has a thing for feisty brunette women with a backbone and a smart mouth, especially one in particular who’s playing hard to get.

She’s fiercely independent and wants better for herself.
He loves helping people so much it’s literally his job.

Worst case scenario, they crash and burn.

Lucky for Renee, Marco has a hose, he knows how to use it, and he happens to love putting out all kinds of fires; real or otherwise.
USA Today Bestselling Author BJ Harvey brings you Showstopper – Book 1 in a new spin-off to the Cook Brothers rom com series featuring Chicago first responders fighting the good fight and also finding love at the same time. Set in the same world as the Bliss, Game, and Cook Brothers series before it.


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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars!
This was my first book from this author, and I loved everything about it!
This book was amazing in many ways AND I’m thrilled I found a new author to read. Show Stopper is a spin-off of one of B.J.’s series.’ She has many books that are interconnected stand-alone and I am definitely going to be checking them out. One of my favorite aspects of any novel are secondary characters. If written well, they can make the book greater. If not, then focus is only on the main H/h and as a result the book can become a bit monotonous. That is not the case with this book. There are many secondary characters who, have a story to tell, a background you want to learn about. Truthfully, with this book, one of the secondary characters I want to see get a happily-ever-after is Scotty. There are quite a few characters so I hope the author will give us his book.

Now on to Show Stopper.. At first, I didn’t get the title. What does it have to do with a real estate agent and a firefighter? When that bit was revealed to me, I swooned. This hero was amazing. I also loved that he was older, in his late 30’s. Marco was at a place in his life where meaningless hookups got old. He wanted something more. He wanted a woman to wake up with and come home to every night. But Marco didn’t want a Suzy-homemaker. No, he wanted a sassy, independent woman who knew her own worth and made sure he knew it too. The moment Marco met Renee; he knew she could be the one he’s been searching for. Renee was a great character and I loved her take no nonsense persona. She was strong-willed and a go-getter. But she was also kind, caring, loving and deep inside, a woman afraid of having her heart broken again. The relationship between Marco and Renee started off slowly, as it should. Their chemistry was scorching from the very moment they met, however they did not jump into each other’s arms immediately.

I’m not going into details so you can enjoy this book on your own and I’ve no doubt you will. This book has humor, light angst, if any, a great group of supporting characters and a swoon-worthy hero. Of course there is an antagonist as well which adds a hint of suspense. All of these elements add up to a truly enjoyable read. I definitely recommend this book; a great start to B.J. Harvey’s new series.

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


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#NewRelease ~ “Unexpected Expectations” (425 Madison Series) Genre: Contemporary Romance, Rags To RIches Romance, by Author Lauren Helms is Available Now! ~ @LaurenEHelms

What started as a $10 raffle ticket, turned into a vacation in Vegas and a whole lot of expectations that neither of them saw coming. For Kevin and Lucy, it was just supposed to be a little fun but when they are served with a large dose of luck, everything suddenly becomes unexpected. Readers will fall in love with this rags to riches romance from Lauren Helms. The 425 Madison series is back with season three and Unexpected Expectations is now live!


With everyone around me settling down, I’m happy to continue living my life single and carefree.

That is unless I can convince the concierge, Lucy Wilson at 425 Madison to finally take me up on that offer to go out on a date.

She’s beautiful, friendly, and her compassion for each and every one of the residents is admirable. Something tells me that she doesn’t see herself that way at all though.

This is why I’ve made it my mission to break her out of her overly cautious shell starting with a lucky penny and a $10 raffle ticket.

It was all supposed to be a little fun but when a large dose of lucky graces us, everything suddenly becomes unexpected.


He thinks I don’t see him, but I do. Oh yes, I’ve been aware of the all too good looking Kevin Harper for quite some time now.

The thing is, I’m not sure that we have enough in common and I sure don’t have the free time for a social life between my job and school. Dating? That’s pretty far down on the list of things I’d like to check off – not by choice.

That is until Kevin convinces me that a little fun is good for the soul.

What started as a $10 raffle ticket turned into a vacation in Vegas and a whole lot of expectations that neither of us saw coming.

I always believed in fairy tales, but I wonder if what we have is too good to be true. I can only hope that it’s true what they say…

After all, 425 Madison is the perfect place to fall in love.

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My fingers brush the smooth copper coin reminding me that I have a second mission to complete. I pinch the coin between my fingers and walk toward the concierge desk. Just like I hoped she would, there stands one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen. Standing around 5’4, the golden-haired beauty has curves in all the right places. She’s soft around the edges, but I can tell by the way her uniform fits her body that she’s got a sexy as fuck body underneath. Today, her thick locks are pulled low in the back, but her waves fall over her shoulder. I’d love to give that hair a yank in the throes of passion. Shit, I’d love to do a lot of things to this girl.

I’ve flirted with Lucy for a while now, and she’s one of my favorite parts of visiting the building. I’m not a shy man, and I enjoy a good romp between the sheets, but Lucy, I could tell right off the bat is the kinda girl you don’t have meaningless romps with. Nah. She’s a take-home-to-your-momma kind of girl.

My mom would love her.

Maybe, one of these days I’ll ask her out. Heck, I don’t even know if she has a boyfriend or not. It’s never stopped me from flirting, but flirting is harmless. The lady seems damn good at her job, maybe she is just that good at dealing with flirts like me every day.

I come to a stop in front of her, leaning my arm on the desk.

“Heya, Lucy. Seen any tangerine trees or marmalade skies lately?” The Beatles reference earns me a stunning smile.

“Hi Kevin, how are you today?”

I give her my sexiest smirk. “I’m better now that I’m seeing your gorgeous face.” My words hit their mark, and Lucy’s cheeks turn a sexy shade of pink.

“Okay, Mr. Charmer.” She giggles a bit. I always feel like an accomplished mother fucker when I get a girl to giggle. Especially a girl like Lucy, she’s not a giggler. Which is something I dig about her. Besides her looks, she seems to be whip-smart and down to Earth. Most likely, she doesn’t come from money, or why would she be working this gig? She has to deal with the rich and spoiled day in and day out, and she doesn’t lose her cool. I’ve seen her in action, and I’ve seen the way some of the residents treat her. I’ve had to bite my tongue a few times. As Jake has reminded me, this place is private property, I can be banned from the building.

I snap my finger, pretending to recall something important. “I actually have a gift for you.”

Two dainty eyebrows arch in surprise as I lift the penny between my thumb and forefinger.

“A penny?” Her tone is full of amusement.

“Yup. I found a penny outside the building. You know what they say, “If you find a penny, pick it up, if it’s heads, you’ll have good luck.” I smirk as I finish the saying. Pleased with the soft smile that plays at her kissable lips.

“You know, I’ve never told anyone this before…” She leans toward me and lowers her voice as if she doesn’t want anyone to hear. “When I see a penny on the ground, if I notice its tails up, I lean down and flip it over. Hopefully, I can help someone else find a little good luck.”

My heart slams against my chest. Her words nearly cause me to stumble. Who is this woman? She takes the time to flip over a penny just in case the next person who comes along can find a lucky penny? Why does hearing this nearly shatter my charming, nothing gets to me-exterior?


Because I do the exact same thing.

I clear my throat.

“Don’t worry, Lucy girl, your secret is safe with me.” I extend my hand toward her, and she holds out her hand. I carefully place the penny in her open palm and slowly drag my fingers across her bare hand. I’m expecting the sizzle from our touch, but I don’t miss Lucy’s reaction to our chemistry when I hear her tiny intake of breath.

She closes her hand around the lucky penny and pulls her fist in toward her chest, holding it to her heart.

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Don’t miss Boyfriend Maintenance and Flawless Foundations, both by Lauren Helms, featured in the first two seasons!

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Read Flawless Foundations, Levi & Becca’s story on Amazon today!

About Lauren Helms

Lauren Helms is a romance author her nerdy and flirty contemporary words. Lauren has forever been an avid reader from the beginning. After starting a book review website, that catapulted her fully into the book world, she knew that something was missing. While working for a video game strategy guide publisher, she decided to mix what she knew best–video games and romance. She decided to take the plunge and write her first novel, Level Me Up. Several published novels later, Lauren, with her book bestie, also formed PR company, Forever Write PR, to help other authors promote their books.

Lauren lives in Indianapolis, Indiana sharing her love of books and video games with her own Gamer Boy husband and three little kid nerds who will hopefully grow up to share the love of things that united Lauren and her husband on their own happily ever after.

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About the 425 Madison Series

Welcome to 425 Madison Ave the perfect place to fall in love. Rounding out the summer with some hot city nights and coasting into fall with more cool characters at this famous high-rise, 425 Madison is returning for a third season!

With some familiar faces and some brand new residents – you’ll be sure to find an author you love and a trope to ignite your taste buds after all 425 Madison IS the perfect place to fall in love!

We’ve got an amazing line of up must-read romance authors including, Lauren Helms, Allie York

J Marie, Kay Gordon, Marcie Shumway, Aubree Valentine, S.L. Sterling, and Fiona Tulle

Prepare for pages packed with new romances, characters, and tropes all from the same well-loved high-rise apartment building in NYC.

Season One and Two feature stories from some of your favorite romance authors: Leigh Lennon, MK Moore, Allie York, Aubree Valentine, Kay Gordon, Lauren Helms, Sylvia Kane, Katy Ames, KC Enders, Marci Shumway, and C. Lesbirel. All these authors came together, each with a standalone romance for you to enjoy. Covering all of your favorite tropes each tale offers you something new, something different.

Make sure to follow the 425 Madison Avenue Facebook page for more on release dates, cover reveals, and author spotlights. For exclusive excerpts, giveaways, and news subscribe to our 425 Madison newsletter!

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#NewRelease ~ “My Perfect Girl” by Author: Meghana Sarathy, Genre: Contemporary Romance, Release Date: August 18, 2020, is Available Now! ~ #MeghanaSarathyAuthor @EJBookPromos

Title: My Perfect Girl
Author: Meghana Sarathy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 18, 2020
My Perfect Girl,


I need you by my side, now more than ever. I’m growing weak with every passing day, and my control is slipping. If I were as stubborn as before, no matter how badly I wanted to, I wouldn’t allow you to come to me as a reprieve I desperately sought. I would be content with just hearing stories of your success and watching you on TV. Remember what I had told you the first time we met? I would give you flight and watch you soar high. I would never become the wings that would one fine day become the dead weights to bring you down. I did live up to my words.
You’ve always wished to hear these words from me but I never gave them to you, afraid that you would never leave me. It’s time you learn the truth about my feelings. We’ve known each other for twenty years now but have spent more time apart than together. Staying away from you, meeting time and again only to walk away on different paths? It hurt more than I could ever put in words. My feelings for you can’t be encompassed in the mere four letter word. It transcends time and space. I could never let my feelings for you die, so I chose to set you free to build your life without me in it. Though I couldn’t always be with you, I’m glad that I was there to save you when you needed me the most. Despite us not being together, remember that our lives will always be intertwined, bonded by our unique love. You’ll forever be my perfect girl.
I think it’s time for us to meet again. Yet, I’m hesitating to send you this letter. It’ll just cause you more heartbreak, when all I want is to see you happy. 
For the first and last time, I’ll leave this decision to fate. Even without this letter, I know you’ll come for me.
Yours truly,
My Perfect Girl is a standalone contemporary romance. It’s an emotional and angst filled story of two star crossed lovers. It also deals with heavy subject matters and sexual content. Recommended for readers who are 18+.

“I owe you an explanation,” he started and the bird of hope started flapping its wings rapidly. “And yet, testing your responses is fun. So, maybe I’ll make you wait a little more for it.” I wasn’t particularly pleased hearing that. I was enticing enough for him to put me through his ‘tests,’ but I was unsure of whether my heart could take it. And yet, I met his challenge head-on. 

“What do these tests entail?” I asked unsurely. Without saying another word, he took a step closer. In such proximity, his magnificent aura diminished my presence. Despite being just an inch away, he felt out of my grasp. He was at a level that would probably take me years to reach. He would have surely left by then. Why would he wait?

“Pursuit of answers is what spoils the fun,” he whispered. “The secret of enjoying life is simple. Don’t go searching for answers, the kind of choice you make when reacting to situations forges into answers. It’s not right or wrong. They are simply yours and that’s more than enough. Get it?” This is what I meant. He was on another plane altogether. But even as I wrapped my head around his words, my thoughts aligning with his thinking, I caught a glimpse of a bridge that would take me to his plane or horizon. The excited and love-struck part of me was all ready to jump on that bridge unsure of what it was even made of. Even if it turned out to be a hanging bridge, I wouldn’t hesitate. But the logical part of me won out and I just stood gazing up at him, realizing that the wait to crossover would be a very long one indeed.


Meghana Sarathy is from Bangalore, India. She is an avid reader and also a writer. She writes Adult and New Adult romance, and also wishes to try her hands at dark and psychological thrillers. She especially loves reading and writing love triangles, taboo romance, and angst filled stories that are quite complex and unconventional. Her books tend to involve protagonists who are flawed, far from perfect, and as real as they can get. Her all-time favorite characters are her very own characters- Jennifer, Brandon and Linden. She tends to fall hard for boys who are either cocky, bossy or good flirts and total charmers.
She spends most of her free time reading, writing, watching anime or studying. Her favorite genre are Psychological Thrillers, Teen Drama and Sci-fi (especially time travel stories). Being an IT professional, she is totally plugged into Cloud Technology, specializing in Cloud Networking and Security. When she’s not writing, she is studying for technical certification courses. She is a crazy fan of Dragonball Z and can be seen watching the episodes in repeat. Vegeta is her all-time favorite anime character. Steins Gate and Monster come second in the list of her favorite anime, and currently Dark is her fav non-anime series.



#NewRelease ~ “Protecting Anna” Series: A Lucky Strike Lovers Novel, by Author: Julia Jarrett, Genre: Contemporary Romance, Release Date: August 13, 2020, Available Now! ~ #JuliaJarrettAuthor @EJBookPromos

Title: Protecting Anna
Series: A Lucky Strike Lovers Novel
Author: Julia Jarrett
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 13, 2020
Cover Design: J.M Walker of Just Write Creations

A snowstorm brought them together, but her past might tear them apart…

Bartender Ryan Carlisle is ready to leave his playboy days behind. He used to believe commitment was something to be wary of but watching his best friend fall in love and get engaged has him starting to think differently. His path to finding love won’t be easy, since the first and only woman to stir his protective instincts and make him dream of forever, is running scared and looking for a place to start over.
When Anna Thorn comes into his pub, desperate for a safe harbor, the last thing either of them expects is the thrill of instant attraction. They’re both trying to move on from their past and find happiness in their future. Together, they must learn to trust, and ultimately, to love.
As Anna’s past catches up to her, their relationship – and her life – will be thrown into jeopardy.

Julia Jarrett is a busy mother of two boys, a happy wife to her real-life book boyfriend and the owner of a rescue dog. She has a passion for writing contemporary romance novels that are full of relatable heroines and the men who fall in love with them. If she isn’t writing or chasing kids, she’s most likely drinking tea, reading a book and dreaming of a sunny vacation.



#ReleaseBlitz ~ COCKY HERO CLUB ~ Six Books from Six different Authors, brought to you by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward ~ #AvailableNow ~ @a_macbride @304_publishing @authorklmyers @LSmithAuthor @LizLovelock @MundyMaggie @GiveMeBooksPR


Release Date: August 16, 2020
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Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New
York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
I had one goal: To learn from Sebastian Ryker.

He was an award-winning physician in his field of medicine.

A genius who could diagnose you with the barest of symptoms.

The best of the best.

Too bad he turned out to be an egotistical jerk.

Mere hours into my first day, I realized that the man I had idolized for years
didn’t live up to the hype.

He was rude, arrogant, and totally full of… himself.

It was clear that my presence bothered him, that I was nothing more than an

So, why did I want to melt into a puddle whenever those dark eyes were trained
on me?

And why didn’t I listen when my head warned my heart that he’d break it in two?

I had one goal: To learn from Sebastian Ryker, not fall in love with him.

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Ethan West
is a man of few words. He justifies nothing for no one.  He’s determined
to enter the political race in New York. Not even an astute and gorgeous woman
as Maya Armstrong will stop him. A bitter ex-lover blows up his playboy
lifestyle to the media and tries to ruin his chances with any woman that enters
his life.
reputation precedes her on and off the screen. As the host of Spotlight with
Maya, it’s her job to take people to task and hold them accountable, but when
billionaire banker turned candidate, Ethan West, sits on her proverbial couch,
sparks fly in more ways than one. 
They both
try and prove the other wrong throughout the campaign, but a past ex’s and a
one night stand may cause more drama than neither one wanted to see.
Find out
what happens when two alpha personalities collide! Will their rift end his
campaign, or will it be the beginning of something much, much bigger, like

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(Xander) Livingston left college with the dream of becoming CEO of his uncle’s
technology company. Nine years later, all his dreams have come true. All except
for one: marrying the love of his life.
(Maddie) Hightower had always been a loner until Xander came along. Devastated
after he left her behind to chase his dreams, she focused all her energy on
becoming president of a digital software company – the same business Xander is
slated to take over. Even after all these years, her attraction for Xander is
still sizzling and palpable. He still makes her heart sing, but she isn’t sure
if he feels the same way.
Xander is
interested in the merger for two reasons. The first is the potential for growth
in the digital market, and the second is a chance to reconnect with Maddie.
He’s never forgotten her. She was supposed to be by his side as he climbed the
corporate ladder, and now he has the opportunity to swoop in, buy the company,
and have Maddie working under him. Literally.
But Maddie
had a secret. One she never told Xander when he left her in California and
headed to the East Coast— a secret she never thought he’d ever uncover.
The merger
of their companies will bring Xander face to face with Maddie’s life-altering
betrayal. How he handles this discovery will determine the future for both and
decide the fates of these two star-crossed lovers.

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He is
exactly the kind of man Brie Honeyweather swore never to love…or lust after
ever again: a sexy, arrogant, British bad boy in a designer suit. Alec is the
last person Brie wants to be stuck on an international flight to London with,
but hey…at least they’re in first class.
When their flight has to make an emergency landing in a snowstorm just before
Christmas, Brie and Alec are thrown together in a single bedroom in a tiny
English village. As the snowstorm rages outside, things get intense and
emotions and lust run hot. Alec reminds Brie just how much she misses being
with a man and how easy it is to fall head over heels too fast.

What should have been an amazing one-night stand turns into a week-long secret
romance at Alec’s family estate when Brie realizes her new boss is Alec’s
mother, a British countess. While Brie tries to focus on writing a Christmas
book with the countess, all she can think about is getting back into bed with

She shouldn’t fall for the arrogant brit, especially when their lives are
oceans apart and neither of them wants a serious relationship. But Christmas
magic has a way of working miracles. Maybe Santa will bring her a happy ending
after all…

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ago, he broke me.
Now he’s
back with a proposition.
He needs
a fake fiancée, and I’m the one he’s come to.
that’s how I would describe him. He was my first love, my first kiss, and my
first heartbreak, from which I never truly healed.
Kane was
once the man of my dreams, on paper—strong, handsome, and a complete charmer.
But the problem is, he has never given a damn about anyone but himself.
I’ve never
witnessed a desperate man until Kane knocked on my door with literally the
proposal of a lifetime.
I must
admit, it’s ironic he’s come to me given the way things ended between us.
possibly the worst idea ever, but I need the money. How do I not fall for Kane
all over again and risk history repeating itself? Only time will tell.
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A year in
Australia working as a doctor sounds like a great idea to Autumn. She can
escape the cold English weather, her ex-husband and a stalker. A year to get
her life back together and not have any romantic involvements.
‘Love them
and leave them wanting’ is Brett’s motto. That is until he sees Doctor Autumn
Blake. This lady just might get through that tough layer he has built around
Can the
sexual chemistry they feel be just that, or could it be more?
Is one year
long enough for these two people to forget their pasts and grab onto a chance
of love or will they lose it forever.
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Released on August 11th 2020: “A Date to Play Fore” Series: Dating #6, by Authors: Heidi McLaughlin & LP Dover, Genre: Contemporary Romance, #AvailableNow ~ @HeidiJoVT @LPDover @GiveMeBooksPR #NewRelease



Title: A Date to Play Fore

Series: Dating #6

Authors: Heidi McLaughlin & LP Dover
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 11, 2020


Tee up for the long drive, it’s golf
After winning the
U.S. Open, Greyson Jennings couldn’t help but take playful jabs at the expense
of his prime competition, Bryan Nelson. His snarky claims during the press
junction may have burned off like fog on the green, if a week later they hadn’t
found themselves at the same golf resort. 
Hungry for a little
payback, Bryan challenges Greyson to a grudge match: Grey and his best friend
versus Bryan and his sister, Leah. Turns out, Leah is a ringer with a swing—and
curves—that turn Grey’s thoughts to a hole in one of another kind. 
Unfortunately, Leah’s
opinion of him has been formed by the many stories Bryan has shared. That may
hurt this golfer’s handicap, but he’s nowhere near ready to give up. It’s game
on as Leah agrees to meet Grey on the green and go head to head with the hole as
the goal. 
Can Greyson prove
there’s more to him than an impressive club and a carefully crafted bad boy
persona? Or will the sting of Leah’s rejection leave him in need of some alone
time and a good ball washer?
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“You have got to be kidding me,” Bryan growls.
Heart racing, my eyes snap open. “What?” I gasp.
He points toward the fairway. “Look who it is.”
There’s only one person it could be to earn such a hated
look from my brother. And of course, when I focus on the guy about to hit his
ball, I recognize his stance. Greyson Jennings has his own style when it comes
to golf. I hate the guy, but he’s one of the best. You can’t help but admire
how talented he is.
Bryan fumes and clenches the steering wheel. “Of all places
he could be, why in the hell is he here?” I’ve been wondering the same thing.
Greyson never answered when I asked him. It wouldn’t surprise me if he did it
on purpose. The only way he could’ve found out would be through my social
Bryan hops out of the cart and reaches for his driver. Eyes
wide, I can feel my heart pounding harder. “Bryan, what are you doing?”
He tees up his ball and smiles. “Just having a little fun,
sis. If I knock him out, he deserves it.”
This is going to be a disaster. I just know it. The sound of
his driver connecting with the ball is so loud it echoes in my ears. I watch it
sail through the air, right in the direction toward Greyson. He doesn’t even
yell fore, and I’m too shocked to even speak. The ball starts to drop
from the sky and when it lands, it’s only about three feet away from Greyson
and his best friend, Eli. He jerks around and throws his arms up in the air.
Bryan bursts out laughing and flips them both off.
Greyson and Eli jump in their cart and head toward us. This
is not what I want. “Just great,” I grumble. “Now look what you did.”
Bryan comes over to me and leans against the cart. “The
fucker deserved it. It’s time he knows I’m back in the game.”
The last thing I want is to get in the middle of a
testosterone match. I don’t care about seeing who has the bigger balls. When
Greyson gets closer, his snarl turns into a smile when he notices me.
Definitely not what I want. Bryan steps forward, driver in hand.
“Sorry about that,” my brother taunts, “I didn’t exactly hit
what I was aiming for.”
Greyson bursts out laughing and steps out of the cart. “You
never do. You obviously don’t know how to handle your shaft.”
Here we go. Groaning, I smack a hand to my forehead.
“Really? This is what I’m going to have to put up with today?”
Greyson smirks at me, his gaze roaming over my bare legs
before settling back on my eyes. “It’s good to see you again, Leah. I didn’t
know you played golf.”
Busted. Bryan’s going to be pissed I didn’t tell him.
His shoulders tense but he doesn’t look at me. Instead, he moves to the front
of the cart to block Greyson from looking at me. “How about we play teams? My
sister and I against you and your caddy.”
The day just got worse. I’m going to kill my brother. Then
again, maybe we can teach Greyson a lesson. 
“Bryan, no,” I snap. “I suck at golf. We’ll lose.”
His eyes meet mine for the briefest of moments. Even though
he can’t read my mind, we have a connection. Bryan stands up straighter and
turns back to Greyson. “No worries, sis. I’ll play good enough for us both.”
“What are we playing for?” Greyson asks, moving to the side
so he can see me. “Money? A date?”
I roll my eyes. “You can forget that.” I hop out of the cart
and join my brother. “How about a thousand dollars?”
Greyson and Eli look at each other and I can see the
outright arrogance on their faces. That’s their downfall. Greyson holds out a
hand to my brother. “Deal. A thousand dollars.”
Bryan shakes his hand, the muscles in both of their forearms
clenching. “Deal,” Bryan agrees.”
Greyson tips his hat at me and smiles. “I’m happy you’ll be
playing with me.”
I grab my driver out of my bag. “I’d rather play with
myself.” He finds it hilarious, but I see it as a jab. The guy is an
insufferable tool.
Since Bryan already drove his ball to hit Greyson, it ends
up being my turn. I tee up my ball and swing. It slices to the right,
completely out of the fairway and into the rough. Greyson and Eli chuckle under
their breath as they drive away while Bryan glares at me.
“Please tell me you did that on purpose?”
My lips pull up into a smile. “Of course, I did. Think about
how much fun it’s going to be when we kick his ass.”
Bryan grins wide. “Let’s show him what we can do.”
Hole after hole, we’re neck and neck with only one stroke
between us. It’s a close match, but I’m holding my own, especially for a female
in a mostly male dominated sport. It all comes down to the eighteenth hole.
It’s a par three with water all around the green. We all managed to get across
the water, and now, it’s time to putt. It’s all down to me. If I can birdie my
putt, my brother and I will win. If I don’t, we’re screwed. I can’t let Bryan
down. He needs this win, and Greyson needs to be taken down a notch.
Taking a deep breath, I look over at the hole and then down
at my ball. It’s about an eight-foot-long putt. I breathe in and out and close
my eyes. Come on, Leah, you can do this. I open my eyes and tap the
ball. It rolls across the green … and right into the hole.
Bryan yells and scoops me up into his arms. “Hell fucking
yeah. You did it!”
He swings me around and I laugh. Greyson and Eli both seem
impressed. Greyson walks over and pulls out a wad of cash from his wallet.
Bryan sets me down and Greyson hands him the money. “Good job. It’s about time
you won at something. I hate it had to be because of your sister.”
Bryan narrows his gaze. “But at least she kicked your ass
cocksucker. You got beat out by a girl. Wait till everyone finds out about
Greyson shrugs and Bryan walks over to the cart. Before I
can turn, he lightly grabs my arm. “I’m impressed. Guess it’s not a surprise
since your father’s a legend. He taught you well.”
“Yes, he did.”
His eyes search mine. “Go out with me tomorrow. I think we
could have some fun.”
I snort. “I can do that without you.” My smile grows wider.
“Besides, I’ll be busy spending that thousand dollars.”
Greyson chuckles. “You do that. Maybe next time.”
I walk backwards toward the cart. “Not gonna happen.” 


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Heidi McLaughlin
Heidi McLaughlin is a New York Times,
Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of The Beaumont
Series, The Boys of Summer, and The Archers.
Originally, from the Pacific Northwest, she
now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband, two daughters, and
their three dogs.
In 2012, Heidi turned her passion for
reading into a full-fledged literary career, writing over twenty
novels, including the acclaimed Forever My Girl.
When writing isn’t occupying her time, you
can find her sitting courtside at either of her daughters’ basketball games.
Heidi’s first novel, Forever
My Girl
, has been adapted into
a motion picture with LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions, starring Alex
Roe and Jessica Rothe, and opened in theaters on January
19, 2018.
LP Dover
New York Times and USA Today bestselling
author L. P. Dover
 is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and
two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in
periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.
She loves to write, but she also loves to play golf, go on mountain
hikes, and has a passion for singing. Her youngest daughter, who she’s also
written a children’s book with, expects a concert each and every night before
bedtime, usually Christmas carols.
Dover has written countless novels in several different genres,
including a children’s book with her youngest daughter, but her favorite to
write is romantic suspense. However, she has found a new passion in romantic
comedy, especially involving sexy golfers. Who knew the sport could be so dirty
and fun to write about.


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Title: Lead Player

An Everyday Heroes World Novel

Author: Alex Grayson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 13, 2020
I wasn’t looking for love… more like a
one-night stand.
Hey, a woman has needs. And it couldn’t
possibly end any worse than my last relationship.
If catching my long-term boyfriend
getting plowed by his handsome best friend wasn’t bad enough… the fact that they
were in our bed should be.
So, yeah. I’m good with one wild night
with a complete stranger.
I just didn’t expect him to be so damn
hot! I couldn’t tear my eyes away—even when he caught me staring. It was as if
an invisible force held me captive in his lust-filled gaze.
We agreed, just one night. But the next
morning I woke up in an empty bed feeling more alone than I expected.
Little did I know I would see my mystery
man again. But the next time we would be standing beside our best friends as they
said, “I Do.”
Not only was my one-night stand the best
man… it turns out he’s the cocky lead singer of popular band Phenix.
No wonder he rocked my world, he’s had plenty of
Grayson’s Lead Player is a spicy, one-night stand, contemporary
romance written in K. Bromberg’s Everyday Heroes Worlds project.
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“What’s your name?” My voice rumbles quietly.
Her brows shoot together and her eyes dart away. Her look is
a dead giveaway that she’s quickly coming up with a fake name.
My lips quirk up. She chose wisely. The name suits her.
Innocent, but naughty.
“I’ll make it worth it, Eve.”
“Mighty sure of yourself, aren’t you…?” she asks, leaving
the sentence open.
“Taylor,” I supply, taking a number out of her book and
giving her my own fake name. “And I’ve never had any complaints before.”
She puts her hand on my chest and toys with the top button,
like she’s contemplating undoing it.
“Maybe I’ll be the first.” She smirks.
I dip closer, feeling the heat from her lips on mine. It
drives me wild. “Doubtful.”
“So, what exactly are we talking about here?”
“You tell me.” I grab a loose piece of her hair and trail
the end over her neck. Her eyelids lower. “What do you want?”
She leans her head back against the wall. “One night only.”
Disappointment hits, which is confusing as hell. I never
want more than a single night. I’m usually itching to leave before the night’s
even over. Something tells me it’ll be different with this woman.
“One night only. No strings. Anything goes,” I suggest.
She mulls it over before she dips her chin. “Deal.”
“Not good enough. This needs to be sealed with more than
Before she can say anything more, I lower my head. The
instant my lips touch hers, I know this is going to be a long and enjoyable
night. I’ll make damn sure it is.
Her mouth opens immediately to meet my probing tongue. She
tastes delicious. Like some kind of exotic fruit.
Laying my forearm flat on the wall, I press my chest into
hers. Her small moan and the bite of her nails digging into my pecs goes
straight to my dick. When she tilts her hips up and pushes her mound against
me, I have to fight back the urge to yank her skirt up, tear away her panties,
and shove inside her.
Sweet mercy, I’ve barely touched the woman and she’s already
driving me mad.
Author Bio
Alex Grayson is a USA Today
bestselling author of heart pounding, emotionally gripping contemporary
romances including the Jaded Series, the Consumed Series, the Hell Night
Series, and multiple standalone novels. Her passion for books was reignited by
a gift from her sister-in-law. After spending several years as a devoted reader
and blogger, Alex decided to write and independently publish her first novel in
2014 (an endeavor that took a little longer than expected). The rest, as they
say, is history.
Originally a southern girl, Alex now lives in Ohio with her
husband, daughter, three cats and one dog. She loves the color blue, homemade
lasagna, casually browsing real estate, and interacting with her readers. Visit
her website,,
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