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Release Day for Prince Albert by Aria Cole & Mila Crawford, #RoyalRomance with a side of #RomanticComedy is AVailable Now!

Prince Albert is the notorious bad boy of the royal family, his chiseled jawline and rebel antics famous for gracing the front pages of international gossip magazines. But even a rebel prince needs a break from the daily grind, and the childhood days spent at his royal countryside estate have always been close to his heart—especially when they involve a little local girl with freckles and a stolen first kiss that still haunts his memories to this day.

On Ella Robertson’s first night serving drinks at the local pub, she never expects to find herself soaking the lap of one very charming royal in top-shelf whiskey before being promptly fired for her clumsy misstep. She’s even more shocked when the rebel Prince Albert hires her on the spot to work at his estate. She only has to agree to meet him in the morning.

But the only thought in Ella’s mind as she gazes into the prince’s captivating eyes: could he possibly remember the night they shared their first kiss together under the stars as little kids and then never saw each other again?

Warning: Prince Albert is a man on the search for the other half of his heart, and once he finds her again, he’s got endless surprises in store—in and out of the sheets. I hope you enjoy this romantic royal and his rebellious romp finding true love!


“Prince Albert von Asshat is more like it. I saw His Royal Highness playing polo on the telly last week at me mum’s house and had to turn it off it was so pathetic.”

“And not even a fraction as pathetic as you looked last night after that third round of Scotch,” I shot back at the old barkeep. The drink was enough to put hair on a woman’s chest, and old Louis was always quick to bust my balls. That’s what kept me coming back to King’s Pub.

That and the fact that the men of my family had been coming to this local dive for more than half a millennium.

“Speaking of rounds… How about another for your old childhood friend here?” Graham slurred at my side. “Manchester is about to kick some Italian ass tonight, and we’ve got the best seats in the house.”

“At the bar?” I nodded at Louis to pour all the men, in various states of drunkenness, around me another round. “Sounds like you need to get out a little more.”

“Ah, feck off!” chimed an Irish brogue at my other shoulder. “Italians are going to piss all over Manchester.”

I nodded at a pretty little thing working the bar alongside Louis tonight. He was watching her out of the corner of his eye now as she poured our shots onto a tray. Her hands shook, long waves of dark hair contained into a ponytail falling over one side of her shoulder.

The longer my ass was glued to the barstool, the more I thought how absolutely breathtaking she was. I could feel my body’s reaction to her in ways that I didn’t think was possible.

I looked at the ice floating in my glass, chuckling to myself at the realization that my heart had been just as cold as I remembered as I thought about the eight-year-old girl who’d stolen it all those years ago.

If only Granny knew that her bad boy grandson was really a pathetic sap. She’d probably stroke out in a state of shock and disbelief. I’d played the cards close to my heart over the years. I could only imagine the great relief it would be to everyone if I finally settled down.

A cheer from the tiny pub erupted around me, followed by a shriek. Liquid splashed across the bar and landed in an amber wave on my gray, custom-tailored button-down.

“Oh no.” Watery tears were already forming in the new girl’s eyes when I caught her gaze.

I shook my head once, frown deepening when Louis pounced on the mess with clean dish towels.

“How many times do I have to tell you to watch your step? I can’t just replace a thousand-year-old floor, and that Scotch you just spilled would cost about as much.” He turned from her shaking form to meet my eyes. “I’m so sorry, sir. This won’t happen again. I can promise you that.”

“No worry, Louis.” I waved off his help. “And consider that bottle paid for. Don’t even think twice about it.”

Louis shook his head, still frowning as he watched the shaken girl picking up the broken pieces of a shot glass. “I can’t accept anything from you, but your generosity is appreciated, Prince Albert.” He turned to the girl. “I’m afraid this isn’t going to work out.”

My cold little heart stumbled with his words as fresh tears swooped down her cheeks. I felt like I should comfort her somehow, but my family wasn’t one for showing much emotion, so…

“Why don’t you pack up your things and head out for tonight. Stop by on Friday, and I’ll cut you a check for your training.”

“No, I can do better. I’ve just never served before. Please, I really need this if I’m going to help my dad out with his house.” Her soft green eyes held his.

I swallowed, feeling my chance to make this right. “Please, I’m sure she can do something else around here that doesn’t require so much—” I glanced around the tiny pub, brick floors in a wild state of upheaval “—balance?”

The other men laughed at my response, but Louis’s frown held fast. “Sorry, kid.”

The girl, who—from the soft angles of her face—looked not much older than nineteen or twenty, nodded once and then hung her head and walked off behind the bar.

“You didn’t have to do that, man. She seems to be working hard.”

“Oh, she’s a hard worker, but truth be told I only hired her because I felt bad. The busiest this old place gets are the night’s you’re in town and the tourists are trying to catch a peek of the famous rebel prince. I just don’t need the help otherwise.”

“What was she saying about her dad?” I inquired, finding myself drawn to her.

Louis only shrugged. “Used to come in here a lot when she was a kid. He’s old and sick now. Heard he was cleaning the property up to sell. Lives in the shack up the hill.”

“The shack?” I frowned. “The one with the rusted metal roof overlooking the bay?”

It wasn’t fit for a stray dog to sleep in, much less this girl and her father.

Louis only nodded and then turned away, greeting a new customer as they approached. A group of young American women settled in a booth in a darkened corner, all four heads craned and eyeballing me at the bar.

“Word must be out that His Royal Highness is in town,” the Irishman gritted.

“Not sure who gave them that impression,” I growled, catching sight of the newly fired bar girl as she ducked out the back door.

I pulled my jacket off the chair, shoving a hand in my pocket to pull out a few hundred-dollar bills and dropping them on the bar.

“Have a good night,” I uttered, beelining for the door that’d just swung closed behind her.

Heaving it open, I broke into the cool darkness of the night, surprised to catch sight of her with head in hand, fresh tears leaking down her cheeks.

Shit. I hadn’t thought about what I would say at this moment, only that I wanted to follow her.

“Hey,” I said, stretching it out to multiple syllables in place of knowing what else to say.

Watery eyes cast up to meet mine. Like bolts of lightning racing through my groin, pain connected to her gaze hit me square in the balls. “Hi.”

One word, one tiny little greeting, and I was fucked.

She shoved her backpack over her shoulder and pushed a leg over her bike just as big fat raindrops opened up on us.

She let out a squeal, trying to cover her head.

“Come on!” I held out a hand as torrents of fat raindrops splashed down our faces.

“What?” She half laughed and shook her head.

“What kind of prince would I be if I didn’t offer you a ride home? My car is just around the corner.”

She climbed off the bike, eyes holding fast to mine. “Are you sure about this?”

“I’m as sure about you as I’ve ever been.” My grin deepened, realizing how true that statement was at the moment. I’d never had a sort of call to someone as I did her. I’d met thousands of people, shaken the hands of thousands of women over the years, but never had one looked at me quite like she did.

“I live up on the hill, overlooking Briarcliffe.”

I only nodded, hauling her bike over my shoulder with one hand, the other resting at the small of her back as I guided her around the corner on quick steps to my Range Rover.

I opened the side door and helped her in one-handed before opening the rear and sliding her bicycle in the back.

With cool raindrops licking down my cheeks, I slid behind the wheel, slamming my door closed tight, only to find the air inside steamy and suffocating.

“Oh, man. They’re gonna think we’re neckin’ out here.”

“Necking?” She laughed, using the sleeve of her shirt to help me clear the fog from the windshield. “What are you, ninety-five?”

I caught her grin, surprised when it split my own. “You’d be surprised what you hear out of Granny’s mouth.”

Her eyes widened, grin falling off her face for a moment as if she’d just remembered who I was. Where I came from.

“It’s weird to hear you call the queen granny,” she confessed, pulling her ponytail out and shaking her hair between her fingers. It was longer than it looked when it was pulled back. The urge to sink my fingers deep into her dark waves left my cock twitching.

She was too sweet.

When every other fucker I’d met acted like they’d seen a ghost as soon as they’d set eyes on me, this girl hadn’t even looked at me once, too focused on doing her job and doing it as well as she could manage.

“So, I’m happy to bring you home, but only under one stipulation.”

“Oh, there’s a catch, is there?” A quiet smile lifted one side of her mouth.

“Always a catch.” I turned the key, and the engine roared to life. “First—”

“First?” She laughed. “There’s more than one?”

“I’ve got my eye on the long game. Firstly, you’re going to get a good night’s rest tonight and then meet me at Briarcliffe at eight tomorrow morning.” I informed her politely as I drove the few blocks down main, then turned down the dirt road that led to her house. It was already riddled with muddy potholes, probably from the last rain.

Sensations charged through me as we approached the house, long buried memories stirring to the surface.

“Why on earth would I meet you tomorrow morning?” She eyed me from across the cab.

“So you can fill out your employment paperwork. It so happens I’ve been looking for an estate manager, overseeing daily operations while I’m away, that sort of thing.”

“You want me to work for you?” Her mouth popped open.

Oh, I wanted more than that with her.

“You don’t even know my name.” She crossed her arms, damp shirt clinging to the curve of her heavy breasts, tight little nipples poking through the fabric and making my mouth water.

Working alongside her every day may very well be the death of me, but what a sweet death it would be.

“Which brings me to my second stipulation.” I held up two fingers. “Your name.”

She chomped down on her bottom lip, looking every bit the scared and delicate bird she probably felt like. Her heart thrummed at her throat, and the urge to slip my tongue along the warm curves and taste her was palpable.

She sucked in a breath and straightened her spine. “My name is Ella.”

“Well, Ella, how about I get my driver to pick you up tomorrow morning at seven thirty sharp?” I idled at the edge of the old country road, no driveway to even pull into. The house was smaller than I remembered, the old rotten shutters and dilapidated foundations like a haunted house overlooking the land.

“Pick me up? Why?” she asked with a shaky voice. A little startled, a lot shocked, and completely adorable. I hopped out of the Rover, moving quickly under the fat raindrops to pull her bike from the back and run it up the path to her house.

I left it just under the eave in an effort to keep it out of the rain. When I turned, she was standing at my shoulder.

“Well, you need a job, don’t you? Well, I’m in need of an assistant. I can’t see you breaking pieces of paper.” I chuckled and then immediately regretted it when she cast her head down. I reached out slowly, lifting her head up. I needed to see her eyes.

“Hey, Ella. I was just joking. I can be an ass sometimes, but I promise it’s a good job and the pay will be much better than what you were getting at the pub.”

She nodded, and with that I watched her walk away as my pants grew just a little bit tighter.


Mila Crawford
Mila Crawford is a book lover and has been around them one way or another her whole life. She is a fan of happily ever afters, sassy heroines, over the top alphas, and most of all safe reads.
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Series Sale Blitz: Series: Her Royal Duty Books 1, 2, & 3 ~ The Reluctant Princess, The Not-So-Perfect Princess & The Proper Princess ~ Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance by Melissa McClone are Available Now!



Title: The Reluctant Princess

Series: Her Royal Duty #1

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


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

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

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

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


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


Title: The King And The Kindergarten Teacher 
Author: Shanae Johnson 
Genre: A Royal Romance 
Series: The Royal Rebel Series Book 1 
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He’s the king of his domain. She’s the queen of nap time. Can they learn to rule with their hearts?
Esmeralda Pickett reigns over the subjects in her kindergarten class. She’s probably the last adult who still believes in fairy tales because all the stories do for her young charges is put the kids to sleep. Esme dreams of being swept off her feet by a charming prince, so when she’s saved from the dangers of texting while walking by a real live king, she’s certain her storybook romance is set to begin. Though sparks fly between the king and the kindergarten teacher, the pages get stuck when Esme learns that the monarch can only marry a woman of royal blood. And while she’s a true blue New Yorker, her blood is as red as it comes.
King Leonidas’s first wife was selected for him at birth. Now a widower, Leo has the right to choose his second wife, but it won’t be the love match he’s secretly dreamed of making. The small country of Cordoba is facing an economic crisis, and marrying a rich duchess would secure his people’s future. But can his heart afford another loveless marriage?
As Esme and Leo get to know one another, it’s clear there’s a thing between them. But another thing— her lack of royal blood—is keeping them apart. As the clock ticks closer to midnight, will Esme get her storybook ending? Or will this fairytale turn grim?
Find out if love will reign in this light-hearted, sweet romance of royal engagements. The King and the Kindergarten Teacher is the first in a series of royal romances that are beyond the common tale!
Shanae Johnson was raised by Saturday Morning cartoons and After School Specials. She still doesn’t understand why there isn’t a life lesson that ties the issues of the day together just before bedtime. While she’s still waiting for the meaning of it all, she writes stories to try and figure it all out. Her books are wholesome and sweet, but her are heroes are hot and heroines are full of sass!


And by the way, the E elongates the A. So it’s pronounced Shan-aaaaaaaa. Perfect for a hero to call out across the moors, or up to a balcony, or to blare outside her window on a boombox. If you hear him calling her name, please send him her way!




RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW: Return of the Prince, Series: The Royal Elite Prince Duet #1, Genre: Contemporary Romance, Available Now! ~ My Rating 5 Stars!


Title: Return of the Prince
Series: The Royal Elite Prince Duet #1

Author: Nana Malone

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 30, 2019


I’ve been a prince in exile, but I’m finally going home,
tarnished crown and all. This time, I won’t let anyone keep me away…
Not Ariel, the woman I left behind. Not the killer on my tail. Hell, not even
my cousin—the king—can stop me.

Unlike my conniving brother, I have no designs on the throne. Let better men

But I do have a score to settle.

Everything was going just fine until Ariel is assigned to my protection detail.
Little Miss Hates My Ass will ruin everything.

One look at her and I know it’s not over between us. All I have to do is
convince her I never forgot her…and not get dead in the process.



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My Review:
5 Stars
Well so far this book is really good. Since this is part of a duet, I will have to wait until part two comes out to get a resolution. One thing I really like about this book, and the author’s writing, is all of the suspense and intrigue wrapped up in the romance. In addition, there are so many emotions rolling all around these pages. And it seems like there’s more than one thing going on, instead of there just being one main plot. That is an aspect I’m really enjoying because the author keeps me guessing.

Ariel and Tristan are the main characters. He is a Prince and in addition to Ariel owning her own security firm, she works for the king as well. Ariel and Tristan have a past and haven’t seen each other for 10 years. And when they finally come face-to-face, it is not a happy moment. There is a story here which I cannot tell you about without spoilers. The romance, between Ariel and Tristan, unfolds slowly and will have you wondering who was in the wrong. I have to admit, that it was difficult to like Tristan for most of this half of the duet. He seemed to be a good person, and obviously has a good heart, but it’s also obvious that he doesn’t make the right choices. He frustrated me too often. He was hot and cold and I didn’t like how he was treating Ariel. However, he redeems himself worthy of my admiration in the last pages. There is a cliffhanger so be patient, Book two in the duet is expected to release soon after. I can’t wait.

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

Coming Soon
Releasing May 21, 2019


Author Bio
USA Today Bestselling Author, NANA MALONE’s love of all
things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she
borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious
thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.
With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner
Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own
characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime
works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as
sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.

The books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle
and Barnes & Noble best seller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books
list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.

Until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find Nana working
hard on additional books for her series as well as other fun, sassy romances
for characters that won’t leave her alone. And if she’s not working or hiding
in the closet reading, she’s acting out scenes for her husband, daughter and
puppy in sunny San Diego.

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📝REVIEWS📝: The Royal Elite Heiress Duet: Protecting The Heiress & Tempting The Heiress by author Nana Malone, Contemporary Romantic Suspense ~ My rating: 5 Stars!





Series:  The Royal Elite Heiress Duet Part One

Genre:  #RomanticSuspense #SecurityRomance 

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

POV:  First-person alternating perspectives

Publication:  March 19th 2019

Read:  March 29th 2019 *Purchased part one

Add To Goodreads:  The Heiress Duet

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All I ever wanted was family. But one mistake cost me everything I’ve ever worked for.

To get it all back, I’ll have to return home and protect the most stubborn woman on the face of the planet. To do that effectively, I’ll need to go undercover as…a Manny.

I didn’t mean to fall for her or the kid. I really should have known better. When you get this close, it’s easy to get burned.

But I’ll do anything to protect them, even if it costs me everything…again.

(Book 1 in the Royal Elite Heiress Duet)


Protecting the Heiress (The Heiress Duet #1)Protecting the Heiress by Nana Malone

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a new to me author. And I love her! This book is the first part of a two book set. So I really can’t give a true review when this ends in a cliffhanger. I can tell you that every aspect of this book is enjoyable. The premise is so adorable, I don’t remember ever reading a book like this before. There are a lot of secondary characters in this story that have been introduced in previous related books. I have to say I am intrigued to read all those books.

So just a quick recap…..Jax and Neela…..
Jax is going undercover to protect an adorable baby girl from being kidnapped. He also has to protect this child’s guardian. And in the process, Jax will have to protect his heart as well. There is intrigue, suspense and danger. Not to mention some things I didn’t see coming. Well, I’m off to read the second book. I hate cliffhangers so I need to get my resolution before I go crazy, lol.

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

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Series:  The Royal Elite Heiress Duet Part Two

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

POV:  First-person alternating perspectives

Publication:  April 9th 2019

Read:  March 30th 2019  *ARC provided by Give Me Books Promotions

Add To Goodreads:  The Heiress Duet

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#2 Tempting the Heiress – Releasing April 9, 2019

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One error in judgment. That is all it took.

They say don’t mix business with pleasure, but I fell in love with the client and now I’ve lost her.

But I would do it all over again if it meant keeping her safe.

Now I’ll have to fight like hell to earn her trust again. If I don’t, it could cost both of us everything.

(Book 2 in the Royal Elite Heiress Duet)

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Tempting the Heiress (The Heiress Duet #2)Tempting the Heiress by Nana Malone

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Just when he thought he lost everything important, Jax find himself evaluating his life and his luck. A job meant to protect a baby and her guardian turned into so much more. Jax is working for a new security firm and his end goal is to eventually get back his job as a Royal Guard. This is all he wants. His end game. But the journey he is now on will give him so much more than the job he thought he always wanted.

Neela and Jax get off to a slow start for no other reason than their relationship needs to stay professional. But as romances go, you know that doesn’t happen. While they did not jump into bed immediately, it was amazing to watch their relationship grow into something more. I loved when they finally acted on their feelings; that it was believable.

But the day after, the s**t hits the fan. Sorry no details from me. 😉

As you know, this book is part two of a duet. It is not a stand-alone. Part one ends in a cliffhanger and will leave you anxious to get your hands on part two. Luckily, the complete duet is available so you can do what I did, and read them back to back.

This book has all the feels! There is action and adventure and a few dangerous surprises along the way. This duet is actually my first read by this author. It definitely won’t be the last. I can’t wait for the next duet in this series to release. And that is thank fully soon.

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

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RELEASE BLITZ: Title: Twice Claimed, Series: Crowned and Claimed #2, Author: Betty Shreffler, Genre: Royal Romance/Fantasy/Ménage, Release Date: March 21, 2019


Title: Twice Claimed

Series: Crowned and Claimed #2

Author: Betty Shreffler
Genre: Royal Romance/Fantasy/Ménage
Release Date: March 21, 2019
From USA Today Bestselling Author, Betty
Shreffler comes the second installment in the passionate, riveting, and
adventurous Crowned and Claimed Series.
As a newly
crowned Queen, I’ve been chased from my home, forced to turn to an unfamiliar
man for protection. In my world, we thrive on what you have to offer, and in
order to save my home, I must give myself to a King in exchange for victory.
I promised
I would make the necessary sacrifices to end the tyranny forced on my
territory, but to give my heart, and lose the man who owns it, is the one thing
capable of breaking me. When the choice is stolen from me, my only option is to
follow through with a marriage alliance or lose the ones I love.
tragedy striking from every attempt to win the war, I turn to the one who swore
to protect me. With his love, I find a new source of freedom, and tip the
scales in my favor. So I believed…
This series
contains multiple men pursuing and having a relationship with the lead heroine.
May not be suitable for readers who dislike love triangles, ménage, why choose
reverse harem or cliffhangers. This series is as sexy as it is suspenseful.
Packed with romance, drama, action, and unexpected twists. Once you start, you
won’t want to put it down!
Crowned and Claimed Series includes:
Royalty – Available Now!
Claimed – Now Live!
Claimed – Coming Soon!


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Copyright ©
2019 Betty Shreffler
Crowned and
Claimed Series, Book 2, Twice Claimed
Ryker’s strong
hand cups my chin, turning my face to his, smothering my lips with a fierce
sexual tension I wasn’t prepared for. His tongue invades my mouth with
delicious need, his kiss the essence of fire burning ice. I melt beneath the
dominance, succumbing to the passionate force of his lips moving over mine.
When he pulls back, I’m caught in a haze, my body screaming for more. We’re
silent in the darkness. Eyes lingering on me, his black irises study me in the
bit of light cast from the stage. I feel captured in them as if I’m drowning in
dark water, unable to see the surface, and my only choice is to sink and
welcome what awaits me. Thunderous drums pronounce the woman’s orgasm, and my
attention returns to the stage, my entire body humming with sexual desire. Through
another act, the men fight, and by the fifth act, and the plot’s thirteenth
night, both men lay with the woman. My cheeks flush red, my entire body alert,
my nipples pert, and my pussy soaked with arousal. I watch, entranced as the
three of them act out their lovemaking, each man taking her on either side.
Biting into my lip, I fist my hands in my lap as a breath escapes my parted
mouth. Glancing over at Ryker, his gaze is more than his usual intensity. I see
the heat in his own cheeks, the sexual tension raging just below the surface.
He licks his lips in a way that’s all too inviting, and I imagine myself moving
into his arms and him kicking everyone out, so he can take me on the table.
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Betty Shreffler is a
USA Today and International Bestselling Romance Author. She writes sexy and
suspenseful stories with hot alphas and kickass heroines with twists you don’t
expect. She also writes beautiful and sexy romances with tough women and their
journeys at finding love. Betty is a mix of country, nerdy, sassy, sweet and a
whole lot of sense of humor. She’s a fan of photography, reading, movies,
hiking, traveling, wine, and all things romantic. She lives with her amazing
hubs and three fur babies in Tennessee. If she’s not writing or doing book
events, then you can find her behind the lens of a camera, in the woods, or
sipping wine behind a deliciously steamy book.
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RELEASE BLITZ: Title: Would Be King, Author: Kim Karr, Genre: Standalone Royal Romance, Release Date: February 27, 2019 ~ Available Now!


Title: Would Be King
Author: Kim Karr
Genre: Standalone Royal Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2019
A dare turns into so much more…
All I want to do is
get to work on time.
But a Prince Harry look-a-like is trying to steal my cab,
And I’ll fight for it to the bitter end.
In the midst of our
verbal battle,
I discover I lost my wallet.
So I bargain—a free ride for a kiss.
What starts out as
innocent quickly steams up the windows.
His lips are soft, and when he tugs me closer,
I press my entire body against his hard muscles, and practically strip him from
his expensive suit.
This is the best taxi ride of my life.
Until it ends just as quickly as it began.
Embarrassed over my behavior, I rush out without so much as a goodbye.
But fate, that
Has us pounding on the same locked door.
Already knowing I’m going to be fired,
I curse my new boss and his new rules.
The hot suit laughs, and dares me to tell my new boss what a
dick he’s being.
With nothing to lose, I accept.
Never in a million
years could I have imagined he is my new boss.
And totally off-limits.
Dating him is against the rules.
His rules.
He doesn’t seem to care.
Until I dare him not to fall in love with me.
Even then he says
that’s easy.
That the only four-letter word he lives by is duty.
But this would-be-king is about to fall hard…for a commoner.


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Reader * Chocolate Lover * Writer * Coffee Lover * Romantic
* Beach Lover * Yoga Beginner
Kim Karr is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of eighteen
novels. Best known for writing sexy contemporary love stories, she enjoys
bringing flawed characters to life.

Her romances are raw, real, and explosive.

Her characters will make you laugh, make you cry, make you feel.

And her happily-ever-afters are always swoon worthy.

From the brooding rock star to the arrogant millionaire. From the witty
damsel-in-distress to the sassy high-powered business woman. No two storylines
are ever alike.

Get ready to fall in love.

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Title: Claimed Royalty. Series: Crowned and Claimed #1, Author: Betty Shreffler. Genre: Royal Intrigue Fantasy Romance/ Romantic Suspense, Release Date: February 8, 2019


Title: Claimed Royalty

Series: Crowned and Claimed #1

Author: Betty Shreffler
Genre: Royal Intrigue Fantasy Romance/

Romantic Suspense

Release Date: February 8, 2019
In a world where
a woman’s purity is the fine line between being Queen and being killed, he was
given one duty—to protect my purity and above all, to protect me. Both were a
battle we weren’t ready for.
Forced by tradition, and as their chosen Queen, I must endure my trials
and the suitor phase, ultimately giving myself to a man from the Royal Houses.
Each one competes to be my King, all wanting what no other has had…my purity.
To have what I truly want would risk my entire reign, but to do what is
expected of me would destroy my heart. My only protection is to follow through,
giving each royal the opportunity to win their prize…me in a bedroom suite and
a crown atop their head.
Behind closed doors, I commit my biggest sin, loving a man I’m
forbidden to have. When the time comes for me to be crowned, I’ll be forced to
make a choice—risk our love or risk my life.
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This story contains multiple men pursuing and having a relationship with the
lead heroine. Story may not be suitable for readers who dislike love triangles,
ménage, or why choose reverse harems. This series is as sexy as it is
suspenseful. Packed with romance, drama, action, and unexpected twists. Once
you start, you won’t want to put it down!


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Betty Shreffler is a
USA Today and International Bestselling Romance Author. She writes sexy and
suspenseful stories with hot alphas and kickass heroines with twists you don’t
expect. She also writes beautiful and sexy romances with tough women and their
journeys at finding love. Betty is a mix of country, nerdy, sassy, sweet and a
whole lot of sense of humor. She’s a fan of photography, reading, movies,
hiking, traveling, wine, and all things romantic. She lives with her amazing
hubs and three fur babies in Tennessee. If she’s not writing or doing book
events, then you can find her behind the lens of a camera, in the woods, or
sipping wine behind a deliciously steamy book.
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📚Emily’s Top 10 Books Read in 2018📚

There were so many great books that I read in 2018…but there were some favorites that stood out above all the rest. Here are my top 10 books that I read in 2018!



10. Even The Darkest Stars

(Even The Darkest Stars #1)


By Heather Fawcett

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the Emperor’s royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous Empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world, if only someone would give her a chance.

But everything changes when the mysterious and eccentric River Shara, the greatest explorer ever known, arrives in her village and demands to hire Kamzin—not her older sister Lusha, as everyone had expected—for his next expedition. This is Kamzin’s chance to prove herself—even though River’s mission to retrieve a rare talisman for the emperor means climbing Raksha, the tallest and deadliest mountain in the Aryas. Then Lusha sets off on her own mission to Raksha with a rival explorer who is determined to best River, and Kamzin must decide what’s most important to her: protecting her sister from the countless perils of the climb or beating her to the summit.

The challenges of climbing Raksha are unlike anything Kamzin expected—or prepared for—with avalanches, ice chasms, ghosts, and even worse at every turn. And as dark secrets are revealed, Kamzin must unravel the truth of their mission and of her companions—while surviving the deadliest climb she has ever faced.

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9. Shadow of The Fox

(Shadow of The Fox #1)


By Julie Kagawa

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos.

Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.

Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll.

There are many who would claim the dragon’s wish for their own. Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious samurai of the Shadow Clan, is one such hunter, under orders to retrieve the scroll…at any cost. Fate brings Kage and Yumeko together. With a promise to lead him to the scroll, an uneasy alliance is formed, offering Yumeko her best hope for survival. But he seeks what she has hidden away, and her deception could ultimately tear them both apart.

With an army of demons at her heels and the unlikeliest of allies at her side, Yumeko’s secrets are more than a matter of life or death. They are the key to the fate of the world itself.

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8. Isla and the Happily Ever After

(Anna and the French Kiss #3)


By Stephanie Perkins

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last?

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart.

Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, Étienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins’s beloved series.

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7. Roomies


By Christina Lauren

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: From subway to Broadway to happily ever after. Modern love in all its thrill, hilarity, and uncertainty has never been so compulsively readable as in New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren’s romantic novel.

Marriages of convenience are so…inconvenient.

For months Holland Bakker has invented excuses to descend into the subway station near her apartment, drawn to the captivating music performed by her street musician crush. Lacking the nerve to actually talk to the gorgeous stranger, fate steps in one night in the form of a drunken attacker. Calvin Mcloughlin rescues her, but quickly disappears when the police start asking questions.

Using the only resource she has to pay the brilliant musician back, Holland gets Calvin an audition with her uncle, Broadway’s hottest musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway—until his reason for disappearing earlier becomes clear: he’s in the country illegally, his student visa having expired years ago.

Seeing that her uncle needs Calvin as much as Calvin needs him, a wild idea takes hold of her. Impulsively, she marries the Irishman, her infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves and Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway—in the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting—will Holland and Calvin to realize that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?

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6. Kingdom of Ash

(Throne of Glass #7)


By Sarah J. Maas

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: Years in the making, Sarah J. Maas’s #1 New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series draws to an epic, unforgettable conclusion. Aelin Galathynius’s journey from slave to king’s assassin to the queen of a once-great kingdom reaches its heart-rending finale as war erupts across her world. . .

Aelin has risked everything to save her people―but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day…

With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they’ve gathered to battle Erawan’s hordes might not be enough to save them. Scattered across the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian are forced to forge their own paths to meet their fates. Hanging in the balance is any hope of salvation―and a better world.

And across the sea, his companions unwavering beside him, Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen―before she is lost to him forever.

As the threads of fate weave together at last, all must fight, if they are to have a chance at a future. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever in the explosive final chapter of the Throne of Glass series.

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5. Royals


By Rachel Hawkins

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: Meet Daisy Winters. She’s an offbeat sixteen-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair; a part time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who’s nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but relentless tabloid attention forces her to join Ellie at the relative seclusion of the castle across the pond.

While the dashing young Miles has been appointed to teach Daisy the ropes of being regal, the prince’s roguish younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes, and tries his best to take Daisy along for the ride. The crown–and the intriguing Miles–might be trying to make Daisy into a lady . . . but Daisy may just rewrite the royal rulebook to suit herself.

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4. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban

(Harry Potter #3)


By J.K. Rowling

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: Harry Potter’s third year at Hogwarts is full of new dangers. A convicted murderer, Sirius Black, has broken out of Azkaban prison, and it seems he’s after Harry. Now Hogwarts is being patrolled by the dementors, the Azkaban guards who are hunting Sirius. But Harry can’t imagine that Sirius or, for that matter, the evil Lord Voldemort could be more frightening than the dementors themselves, who have the terrible power to fill anyone they come across with aching loneliness and despair. Meanwhile, life continues as usual at Hogwarts. A top-of-the-line broom takes Harry’s success at Quidditch, the sport of the Wizarding world, to new heights. A cute fourth-year student catches his eye. And he becomes close with the new Defense of the Dark Arts teacher, who was a childhood friend of his father. Yet despite the relative safety of life at Hogwarts and the best efforts of the dementors, the threat of Sirius Black grows ever closer. But if Harry has learned anything from his education in wizardry, it is that things are often not what they seem. Tragic revelations, heartwarming surprises, and high-stakes magical adventures await the boy wizard in this funny and poignant third installment of the beloved series.

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3. All The Wandering Light

(Even The Darkest Stars #2)


By Heather Fawcett

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: After the terrifying events on Mount Raksha, the witches have returned, and River has betrayed Kamzin to regain his dark powers. The witches’ next step: march on the Three Cities and take over the Empire—led by River’s brother, Esha.

If Kamzin is to save Azmiri and prevent the fall of the Empire, she must find a star that fell in the Ash Mountains to the north. Fallen stars have immense power, and if Kamzin and Lusha can find the star, they can use its magic to protect the Empire. To get there, Kamzin has allied with Azar-at, the dangerous and deceptive fire demon, who can grant her great power—in exchange for pieces of her soul. But River wants the star too, and as their paths collide in dangerous and unexpected ways, Kamzin must wrestle with both her guilt and her conflicted feelings for the person who betrayed her.

Facing dark magic, a perilous journey, and a standoff against the witches, can Kamzin, Lusha, and Tem find the star and save their Empire?

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2. The Cruel Prince

(The Folk of the Air #1)


By Holly Black

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

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1. A Court of Mist and Fury

(A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)


By Sarah J. Maas

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

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