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“Catch Twenty Two” by Marie James (Westover Prep; Book 2), Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance, is Available NOW! #BlogTour #RecentlyReleased

Catch Twenty Two by Marie James
Series: Westover Prep; Book 2
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
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He can’t stand anything about her, but can’t keep his hands off of her.
I wasn’t looking for him.
He found me.
With his sexy smirk and irresistible body.
 I wanted nothing to do with someone like him.
Judgmental and brooding.
So full of himself.
But now, I’m stuck playing the fool.
Falling for him.
And losing at all.
If only for one night.
Stuffy, rich, entitled.
The kind of girl that gets what she wants.
When she wants it.
And I want nothing to do with her.
Yet, I can’t stay away.
I’m drawn to her kindness and compassion.
Her beauty.
She holds me when the pain won’t subside.
And now, if I can help it, I’m going to hold on to her …




#CoverReveal ~ “His Small-Town Girl” Series: Sutter’s Hollow #1, by Author Lacy Williams, Genre: Sweet Romance, Release Date: May 12, 2020!

Title: His Small-Town Girl
Series: Sutter’s Hollow #1
Author: Lacy Williams
Genre: Sweet Romance
Release Date: May 12, 2020
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She’s sweet and wholesome. And hiding something.
He’s back home, resurrecting old ghosts.
One of them is going to get hurt. 
Molly arrives in Sutter’s Hollow out of gas and out of options. The rundown ranch seems like a perfect place to hide. Except the man who owns it seems just as dangerous as what’s chasing her.
Cord’s mantra growing up? Get out of Sutter’s Hollow. Now he’s back in town, but only long enough to get rid of his grandma’s ball and chain—the ranch. He doesn’t need a complication like Molly, who reminds him of an injured baby bird. He’s no protector. So why can’t he tell her to get lost?




Lacy Williams wishes her writing career was more like what you see on Hallmark movies: dreamy brainstorming from a French chateau or a few minutes at the computer in a million-dollar New York City penthouse. In reality, she’s up before the sun, putting words on the page before her kids wake up for the day. Those early-morning and late-night writing sessions add up, and Lacy has published fifty books in almost a decade, first with a big five publisher and then as an indie author. When she needs to refill the well, you can find Lacy birdwatching, gardening, biking with the kiddos, or walking the dog. Find tons of bonus scenes and reader extras by becoming a VIP reader at .


“The Rule Breaker Anthology” by Authors Alley Ciz, Amali Rose, Corinee Mazille, Delancey Stewart, DL Gallie, Mackenzie Lane, and R. Linda,  Genre: Contemporary Romance, is Available NOW! #ReleaseBlitz #NewRelease

Title: The Rule Breaker Anthology
Authors: Alley Ciz, Amali Rose, Corinee Mazille, Delancey Stewart, DL Gallie, Mackenzie Lane, and R. Linda 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 31, 2020
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Life’s a gamble and love’s a game, but you need to play to win.
When all that is forbidden tastes so much sweeter, sometimes you just have to say screw the consequences and follow your heart’s desire.
So take a chance and bite the apple.
After all, rules were made to be broken.

Seducing Mr Darcy by Amali Rose
What the hell is wrong with me right now?I never get distracted by men. Never. It’s my golden rule.No men, no distractions, no losing focus on the end goal.Blinking furiously against my ridiculous fantasy, it takes me a moment to realize that Xander is standing mere feet from my seat, his gaze silently locked on me.And, as if I needed another reminder that you should be careful what you wish for, instead of his heated stare eating me up, he is glaring at me, seemingly infuriated.




“Her Ransom” A Royal Bastards MC Novel, by Author Addison Jane, Genre: Contemporary MC Romance, is Available NOW! #NewRelease



Title: Her Ransom
A Royal Bastards MC Novel
Author: Addison Jane

Genre: Contemporary MC Romance

Release Date: March 24, 2020 

When a new police chief moved into town, I knew there’d be
We’d had a clean run for years.
Same shipments.
Same week.
Same time.
Things could have stayed that way, except for the fact that
the new guy had a hard on for making my life a living hell.
Fortunately for me, there was one thing he loved more than
One thing that could possibly force his hand.
His daughter.
Sage Calder—she was beautiful, intelligent and there was a
deviance in her eyes just itching to be to lead astray.  
If I was going to protect the club, I would need to break
And I was going to enjoy every moment of it.  
Her mind would despise me, but her body would plead for
And once I was done, I was going to keep both.


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Author Bio
Jane is a born and bred kiwi girl with a passion for romance and writing.
When she
gets the chance she enjoys the little things in life such as reading, dancing,
music, and Facebook, but her world really revolves around the little girl who
calls her Mum. It’s an awkward balance between alpha males and Disney
princesses but it works.
Growing up
on a small farm next to the beach will always make her a country girl at heart.
But since moving away to a small town close to the city she’s discovered a
dangerous love for shopping.
stories has been something that’s come naturally since she was young, and with
the massive support of her friends and family, she finally decided to step out
of her comfort zone and share them with the world.
She enjoys
bringing her books to life with strong female leads, sexy passionate men and a
rollercoaster of twists and turns that lead to the happily ever after that her
readers desire.
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“Beefcakes” by Author Katana Collins, Genre: Contemporary Romance, is Available NOW! #NewRelease


Title: Beefcakes
Author: Katana Collins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 24, 2020


I might as well permanently add the label “Ex” to my name. I’m
an Ex-Mr. Universe. Ex-Mr. Olympus. An Ex-Hollywood Stuntman. But no one from
my small hometown cares anything about that. They only care that I’m the
ex-boyfriend to the beloved Mayor’s daughter, Elaina Dyker.
And now, ten years later, I’m back, helping my siblings run my mother’s
bakery while she takes on chemo. What should have been a routine cupcake
delivery turns into utter chaos when the bachelorette party thinks I’m a
stripper. And what’s worse? Elaina is the maid of honor.
But the meme about us sure went viral fast. My small hometown has become
positively infested with tipsy bridesmaids looking for my erotic cupcakes.
Now Hollywood’s knocking again–and this time they want me and my ex, Mr.
Beefcake, and Ms. Prude, to star in a reality show.
It could solve all my problems—except her.


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How to make a Thin Mint Cocktail
with Katana Collins
Author Bio
I love coffee.
As an author and a story-teller, it is the lifeblood to which my ideas
take flight. And I believe in giving credit where credit is due. Occasionally
someone (ie – my husband) will try to secretly switch out my beloved regular
coffee for decaf. I always know the difference. ALWAYS (I’m looking at you,
I am incapable of achieving the perfect ponytail. I’m dyslexic. I can
never wear white without spilling on myself. And I’ve never read Pride and
Prejudice (gasp!).
When I was younger and stole my mother’s Harlequins to read beneath the
covers with a flashlight (seriously, did we ALL do this? I think we did.), I
wanted to read about the tough as nails heroine. The perfectly imperfect girl
with quirks and attitude and sass. And the anti-heroes who were anything but
“Prince Charming.” Forget the knight on a white horse… give me the bad boy on a
So, now, I write those romance novels I craved to see on the shelves all
those years ago—the sassy heroines. The badass heroes. I spend my days in the
throes of my imagination and am loving every minute of it. I can travel
anywhere and become anyone I want to be. One day, I’m a mechanic in Boston and
the next, I’m a vampire stripping in Las Vegas.
Since penning my first novel back in 2012, I’m now an international
author with 15 published books, in a wide range of contemporary romance
genres–(Paranormal, New Adult, Small town, Erotic Suspense… you name it!).
After living for a decade in Brooklyn, NY, I took the plunge and moved to
beautiful (although kinda chilly) Portland, Maine. I now live full time in
‘Vacationland’ with a kind of mean cat, a mellow chihuahua, and a very NOT
mellow lab-pittie mix. Oh, yeah… there’s a husband who draws comics somewhere
in that mix, too.
I can usually be found in a coffee shop with my nose in my laptop wearing
fabulous (albeit sometimes impractical) shoes.
I love connecting with readers and fellow sassy storytellers, so feel
free to drop me an email at or connect with me on
Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@katanacollins). You can find a list of my
available books over on my
Bookshelf or if you’ve already
read a book, it would make my day if you wrote a review!
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“Shameless With Him” Series: Less Than #3, by Author Carrie Ann Ryan, Genre: Contemporary Romance is Available NOW! #NewRelease



Title: Shameless With Him

Series: Less Than #3

Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 24, 2020
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan
completes a sexy contemporary series with an unrequited crush on the bad boy
next door.

Caleb Carr might have once been ready for commitment, but when the unexpected
slams into him with the force of a two-ton truck, he knows he has to run away
from anything that might be important. Zoey might well be his final temptation,
but to keep her whole, he’ll walk away.Zoey Wager has loved Caleb since they were eight. And has had her heart broken
from afar repeatedly ever since. It doesn’t help that every time she sees
him—even when she’s running away halfway across the world—he’s with another
woman. She’s watched him fall in lust her entire life. Now, she’s ready to
watch him fall in love. With her.

Chance encounters of the sequined kind, best friends who aren’t really just
your friend, and childhood meet cutes that are anything but cute force the Carr
siblings to face what life has brought them. Again.



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Carrie Ann
Ryan is the New York Times and USA
Today bestselling author of contemporary, paranormal, and young adult romance.
Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Fractured Connections, and
Elements of Five series, which have sold over 3.0 million books worldwide. She
started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry
and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over seventy-five novels and
novellas with more in the works. When she’s not losing herself in her emotional
and action-packed worlds, she’s reading as much as she can while wrangling her
clowder of cats who have more followers than she does.
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“After All” Series: Cape Harbor #1 by Author Heidi McLaughlin, Genre: Contemporary Romance is Available NOW! #ReleaseBlitz #NewRelease


Title: After All

Series: Cape Harbor #1

Author: Heidi McLaughlin

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: March 24, 2020
From New York Times bestselling author
Heidi McLaughlin comes a heartfelt story about overcoming great loss and
forgiving past sins to find happiness again.
Brooklyn Hewett hasn’t stepped foot in Cape Harbor for fifteen years—not since an
accident claimed the love of her life, Austin Woods. Desperate to move forward,
Brooklyn has focused on raising her daughter for the past fourteen years. But
when the opportunity comes along to renovate, and possibly buy, the old
Driftwood Inn, Brooklyn knows it’s time to go home.
But it won’t be
easy. For one, Austin’s best friend, Bowie Holmes, still lives in
Cape Harbor. Brooklyn hasn’t quite been able to forget him: not since the night
they spent together—the same night they both lost Austin. Separated by tragedy
and guilt, they’re brought together by the Driftwood project. And as they rebuild
the inn, they discover they’re also rebuilding something else.
Brooklyn’s always
been desperate to move on, not knowing that she first needs to reconcile past
transgressions. She can’t forget, but she can forgive—Austin, Bowie, and
herself—on her way toward long-awaited happiness.


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Instead of heading straight to the Driftwood Inn, Brooklyn
detoured and drove down Third Street. This was the only town she had ever lived
in or visited that hadn’t had a Main Street. It was such a random thing she
picked up on when she and her parents moved here years ago. She never
understood why until she learned that when the town incorporated, the people
counted the streets up from the harbor, numbering instead of naming, with First
Street being the closest to the water.
Curiosity filled her. For years she had not asked questions
about her favorite spots, mostly to avoid the feeling of being homesick, but
also so she could forget. The less she knew, the better. The less she longed to
return, the easier it would be to create a new life. That was what she needed
to do: start over, put the past behind her, and move on.
At the red light, she closed her eyes. It only took her
seconds to tell Carly she would come back, even though, deep down, it wasn’t
what she wanted to do. Yet, she owed the woman and could never tell her no.
Brooklyn was content with the life she was living. She was one of the most
sought-after home renovators, with homeowners paying her top dollar to come to
them, to transform their visions into their dream homes. Her job afforded her
many luxuries, except roots. She didn’t rent a home, let alone own one. Each
town became her stomping ground, until the next job came in. She traveled
thousands of miles, back and forth across the country, leaving her mark
everywhere she went.
Author Bio
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
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.
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#ReleaseBoost ~ “Down to Fall” Series: Love Happens #5, by Author Jodi Watters, Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance, is Available Now!


Title: Down to Fall
Series: Love Happens #5
Author: Jodi Watters
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance

Release Date: March 20, 2020

A lust
story. Only meant to be temporary.
A love
story. Always meant to be permanent.
A hate
story. Never meant to be.
is all three.
It started
in an elevator in California. Our lust story.
You know,
the kind you know going in is a bad idea, but… the nagging desire and all. A
few drinks in the hotel bar across from our workplace. A few nights in a luxury
suite twenty floors above. What could it hurt?
fun would be had by all, and I’d walk away a well-satisfied woman. Ready to
continue my life of brokenhearted loneliness.    
It started
on a ridge in Afghanistan. Our love story.
You know,
the kind you felt in your soul at first sight, but… the tragic circumstances
and all. Intentionally casual conversation over Irish whiskey. Intentionally
casual sex over the course of two weeks. How could I refuse?
bonds would be built, and I’d confess my darkest sin. Beg for forgiveness five
years overdue and clean my conscience along with it.
It started
with the cold hard truth. Our hate story.
You know,
the kind that could end a surprisingly beautiful beginning.


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Ten minutes after he agreed, Nicole found herself standing
inside a deluxe suite at the Hyatt, their tryst beginning in the lap of luxury.
It would end here too, but only after she’d had her fill of
him and/or thirteen days had passed, whichever came first. Based on the way
that gray t-shirt stretched across his broad shoulders, and if there were
tattoos and tan lines under it, she’d run out of time before she ran out of
Backing her up against the hotel room door, Grady leaned in
but didn’t touch her, only locking the deadbolt and flipping the security bar,
the sound loud in the hushed darkness of the room.
“You sure about this?” His masculinity surrounded her, warm
and wicked. His height dwarfed her, tall and tantalizing.  
“Yes,” she whispered. “Are you?”
“No,” he choked out, his voice gravelly. “No, I’m not sure.
But there’s nowhere else I’d rather be.”
They’d never been this close before, but if she’d known his
strength was so powerful, his scent so heady, his size so commanding, she’d
have cornered him weeks ago. Probably humped his camo-panted leg like a dog in
Well, he’d better be ready. She was about to be unleashed.
Which was to say, he’d be on the receiving end of her largely limited—and
significantly rusty—sexual repertoire.
Comparing herself to the animalistic dynamo that was a
female canine in heat was her ego talking. Oh, she could get the job done, no
doubt about it, but Grady might not be so impressed he’d hire her again, if you
caught her drift.
Thirteen days might turn into a one-and-done situation.
But luckily, she’d made that quick drugstore run during her
lunch break yesterday, so she was fully prepared. Condoms, a Lady Bic razor and
shaving gel, and a king-sized Kit Kat bar completed her purchase. The condoms
were a necessity—safety first, ’cause that’s how ole Nicole rolled. The razor
because, between the two of them, he should be the only one with stubble. The
chocolate was simply because she hadn’t had sex in a longer timespan than your
average bad-credit car loan, and that fact would make any girl self-medicate.
Thankfully she’d had the foresight to buy a half dozen candy
bars and wasn’t ashamed to admit she’d powered one down just prior to stalking
him via the elevator tonight.  
Chocolate might give her cellulite, but it also gave her
courage. Courage she desperately needed, because right about now, she was
feeling like a born-again virgin.
Unsure. Unsteady. And unprepared for the sight he was about
to bestow upon her.
Bare, muscled skin.
Their suite was several stories high, the only glow in the
room from the small lamp on the nightstand and that of a thousand twinkling
lights from the surrounding downtown buildings. The panoramic floor to ceiling
windows offered an amazing view, day or night, and though the drapes were drawn
open to the outside world, they were cocooned inside by the soft radiance of a
single bulb.
The only people on earth.
Moving deeper into the room, his eyes barely left hers as he
tugged his t-shirt off, lazily dropping it to the floor.
My god.
There were tattoos. Plural. And in nearly the exact location
of her fantasies.
The letter F was inked over his left pec
muscle, a single initial monogrammed in an Old English decorative script. F for
Foster. Underneath that same glorious pec muscle was a short verse, in a
cleaner, simpler font, that wrapped horizontally around his torso toward his
It was too dark in the room for her to read the words, but
that task was now on the tippy top of her To-Do list.
What she could read was the larger quote tattooed along the
right side of his collar bone. De oppresso liber. To
liberate the oppressed. The motto of the United States Army Special Forces.
Don’t ask her how she knew that. It wasn’t a fun tale to
“What’s going through that pretty head of yours?”
Swallowing, she regained the use of language. “That I wanna
lick your tattoos.”
A smartass grin graced his beautifully sculpted mouth.
“Damn. Should’ve tattooed my dick.”
The button on his pants popped, the slide of his zipper
letting loose a hoard of butterflies in her stomach when he opened the placket.
Dark shadows hid his best asset, his intention only to relieve the pressure,
not release the beast. 
He needn’t worry. She wanted to lick that too.


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Author Bio
My love for
steamy romance began when I was in junior high. A friend and I noticed a
dumpster of discarded paperbacks behind our local dime store. Covers missing
and each book split down the spine, I scanned the pages for any love or lust
words—and curse words, too. From that point on, I scoured the public library
and the paperback racks at every store, reading anything labeled romance. I said
a tearfully grateful goodbye to Judy Bloom, and Jackie Collins began ruling my
I live with
my high school sweetheart husband in the desert Southwest. Awesome in the
winter, not so much in the summer.
My life
long goals are to think before I speak, smile more and swear less, and actually
weigh what my driver’s license states I do. 
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#CoverReveal ~ “IOU” by author Kristy Marie, New Adult Contemporary Standalone Romance is Releasing May 1st 2020! **Bloggers there is a signup! 👇**

Check out this amazing cover for IOU by Kristy Marie! Don’t miss this sexy, new adult stand alone!
Contemporary Romance
Stand Alone

Designed by Letitia Hasser of RBA Designs

Take a card.

Owe him a favor.

I promise, you’ll regret it.

IOU, a sexy, new adult standalone from Kristy Marie is coming soon!
It’s official.

I, Ainsley James, am crazy.

Desperate and crazy.

It’s the only explanation as to why I’m nauseous, standing outside Maverick Lexington’s door.

I mean, it’s possible the stories about his deck of playing cards—with the words IOU scrawled across the back—are just rumors of the ruthless quid pro quo deals he barters.

But the flutters in my stomach know better.

Maverick is as cold as they come.

But, I need one of those cards.

I NEED to owe Maverick Lexington a favor…

Whatever the terms, I’m willing to pay.

Because, at this point, I have nothing left to lose.

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About the Author:

A self-proclaimed reader enthusiast, Kristy started her writing journey back in 2009, reading and writing when her daughter was napping. Establishing her place in Corporate America (because something had to pay the bills), writing became her dirty, late-night secret.

After eight long years, she released her debut novel, Commander in Briefs. It was a long road, but she can honestly say, the road less traveled had the most beautiful sights.

The only thing Kristy Marie loves as much as reading and writing is sports! Especially those that require muscles and a nice ass. Her favorite is, and always will be, baseball. She’s such a fan, that she even married her small town’s high school’s centerfielder where they still live with their three badass kids.

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