Thursday, July 20, 2017

Hard Wood by Lauren Blakely *~*~*~*~*~* Cover Reveal

   

HARD WOOD is coming October 23, 2017! A standalone romance told from the male Point-of-View, HARD WOOD is the final hot and hilarious book in the Big Rock series. Pre-order your copy today! Kindle users—stay tuned for the preorder right before release! And don’t miss the hot, new cover below!

   


Cover Design by Helen Williams with Photography by Wander Aguiar Photography
 

About HARD WOOD:

Women often say a good man is hard to find. And a hard man is even better.

That’s why I’m quite a catch— good, hard, loaded, and wait for it…I’m ready to settle down too. But the woman I want to pitch my tent with is precisely the one I need to stay far away from.

After that fantastic night with Mia Summers, I’m ready to give her many more. But there’s a hitch in my plans — she just hired my company. If there’s one thing I’m committed to, it’s running a squeaky clean adventure tour business. One of the iron-clad rules?

Don’t screw your customers.

I can follow my own guidelines. After all, it’s only a week-long trip with Mia and her employees over the trails and down the hills I guide them on. I can obey the rules—even if it’s hard in the woods.

I’m about to give myself a badge of honor when the storm of the century hits, sending everyone else running for cover, but us—my biggest temptation and me, alone for a long weekend. You don’t screw the client, especially when you’re already in love with her . . .

But what’s a guy to do when she’s so hard to resist?

       

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About Lauren Blakely: A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than eighty times, and she's sold more than 2 million books. In September, she'll release MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY, a standalone sports romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter    

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Blood Bound (Others of Edenton #10) by Brandy L Rivers *~*~*~*~* Blog Tour




Book TEN in the Others of Edenton Series by Brandy L Rivers is LIVE! 
Grab your copy of BLOOD BOUND today!



Blood Bound by Brandy L Rivers
Others of Edenton #10
Adult Paranormal Romance

A new and deadly game has swept through Washington state.

After releasing her brother from centuries of torment, guilt nearly dragged Consuela down. A Dreamwalker wasn't ready to let her slip away. He would have done anything to ease her burden.

Declan found her in dreams, falling apart. Having been down that road, lingering too long on the wrong choices, he couldn't stand idly by while watching her suffer. Determined, he set out to help her find another way.

Back in Edenton, Consuela would be pulled into a Silver Council investigation. A terrifying, immersive roleplaying game had gained popularity in Seattle. Humans pretending to be vampires—but drained corpses started to show up. Neither knew the game has ties to her past until they delve in.

With Declan's help, and her gifts, they'll try to stop the game before the truth is revealed to humans and real lives are lost. 


Purchase your copy of BLOOD BOUND today!

Catch up on the OTHERS OF EDENTON SERIES!








— ABOUT THE AUTHOR — 
Brandy L Rivers is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her two main series are Others of Edenton and Others of Seattle. She has also written a couple contemporary stories. An avid reader, Brandy has always loved writing. She became serious about it as a stay-at-home-mother. Her secret lair, guarded by a pint-sized pound puppy who imagines himself a hellhound, contains a file full of manuscripts she plans to edit and put out with new creations she is constantly dreaming up. Living in rainy Western Washington with her husband and three kids, Brandy is already working on future stories in each of the series, and several other projects. 

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Blood Bound (Others of Edenton #10) by Brandy L Rivers *~*~*~*~* Release Day


Happy Release Day to Brandy L Rivers!
BLOOD BOUND is LIVE!


Blood Bound by Brandy L Rivers
Others of Edenton #10
Adult Paranormal Romance

A new and deadly game has swept through Washington state.

After releasing her brother from centuries of torment, guilt nearly dragged Consuela down. A Dreamwalker wasn't ready to let her slip away. He would have done anything to ease her burden.

Declan found her in dreams, falling apart. Having been down that road, lingering too long on the wrong choices, he couldn't stand idly by while watching her suffer. Determined, he set out to help her find another way.

Back in Edenton, Consuela would be pulled into a Silver Council investigation. A terrifying, immersive roleplaying game had gained popularity in Seattle. Humans pretending to be vampires—but drained corpses started to show up. Neither knew the game has ties to her past until they delve in.

With Declan's help, and her gifts, they'll try to stop the game before the truth is revealed to humans and real lives are lost. 


Purchase your copy of BLOOD BOUND today!

Catch up on the OTHERS OF EDENTON SERIES!







— ABOUT THE AUTHOR — 
Brandy L Rivers is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her two main series are Others of Edenton and Others of Seattle. She has also written a couple contemporary stories. An avid reader, Brandy has always loved writing. She became serious about it as a stay-at-home-mother. Her secret lair, guarded by a pint-sized pound puppy who imagines himself a hellhound, contains a file full of manuscripts she plans to edit and put out with new creations she is constantly dreaming up. Living in rainy Western Washington with her husband and three kids, Brandy is already working on future stories in each of the series, and several other projects. 

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Absolution by Missy Johnson *~*~*~*~* Blog Tour & Review








Title: Absolution
Author: Missy Johnson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 28, 2017



Blurb

Declan James was the perfect guy.
He was sweet. Charming. Caring. Until he wasn’t.

Fourteen years ago, his actions tore apart my family. He ruined my sister’s life and nothing was ever the same again. But now, a decade later, he’s back.

When he walks into my office, asking for my help, I’m shocked, but nothing prepares me for what I’m about to learn. I see how far he’s gone to redeem himself and I know that he’s changed. I also know that, as a priest, he’s more off limits than ever.

If I help him, my family will never forgive me.

If I fall in love with him, I will never forgive myself.








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AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

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Excerpt

“You’re not the first person to be shocked by my choice of calling.”

“Your family?” I guess. He nods. “I’m assuming they probably had bigger and better things in mind for you, but it’s a step up from rapist right?” His eyes widen and I cringe. Shit, I can’t believe I just said that.

“I can see why you might think that, but my father is very anti-religion, so I’m not sure he would agree,” he smirks and rubs his chiselled jawline, giving me a pointed look. “Are you done now?”

“I’m sorry that was way out of line," I mumble, admitting I went too far. "Sometimes I say things without thinking.”

“It’s okay,” He shrugs. His dark eyes penetrate mine. I'm shaking, but I hold his gaze, refusing to look away. “You get a free pass today to say whatever you like to me and then tomorrow you need to start giving me a chance. Is that fair?”

I’m not loving the part where I give him a chance, but I have so many questions burning inside of me that I’m dying to ask that I sit forward, and place my hands under my thighs.

“Okay I’ll play,” I say, staring at him. I question everything he says because it hurts too much to believe him. Why should he get to move on? “Why this?”

“Because it was the only way I could see getting my life back on track. I was at the point where I had nothing to live for, and God changed that for me. He gave me hope. I had something that was mine. I was making a difference.”

“How long have you been a Priest for?” I say the word like it’s dirty but only because he’s makes it that way. It’s like he’s taken one of the purest professions in the world and tainted it.

“Five years. After I got out of prison, I was in a bad place. Everything that happened with Cecily really messed me up and then hearing that she…. His voice trails off like he can’t complete his train of thought, so I make him, because he doesn’t get to do this. He doesn’t get to make this about him.

“You mean how she killed herself?” I say. I stare at him, my anger fuelling the strength I’m somehow finding within myself to confront him. This is what I’ve wanted for so long, to be able to face him and show him how much he hurt me. “How she ended her life after what you did to her and the way your family dragged her through the mud. Is that what you mean? You can’t even say it, Declan. Imagine how hard it was for me to live it.”

“I never wanted that all I wanted to do was plead guilty and move on—”

“Move on?” I whisper, tears spilling down my cheeks. “Like my sister got to move on? Like my dad moved on by ramming his car into a tree? You ruined our lives. Why should you get to move on?”

“I’m sorry about your father,” he says softly.

“You’re sorry?” I laugh. I throw my hands up in the air. “Well, so long as you’re sorry.”

“You have every right to be angry at me Hannah, but I’m just trying to explain it from my point of view. You asked me why I became a priest. This is why. Everything that happened is why.”

“But you don’t get to explain,” I whisper. “Because it’s not fair. All you get to do is sit there and take whatever I decide I need to say to you in order for me to get through this. That’s the only thing you need to do here. You don’t get to justify what you did, or tell me how much you’ve changed, because I don’t care. All I care about is being able to be in the same room as you without feeling like I’m going to be sick. Is that too much to ask?” 

"No. No it’s not," he mumbles. His eyes cast downward and I laugh. He can’t even look at me.




Review

I Heart Books Review

Absolution by Missy Johnson
Review by Theresa Esterline
Stars: 5


An absolute hit!

Real life romance filled with love, pain, laughter, betrayal, tragedy, and violence. You know that saying one man's trash is another man's treasure. This book reminded me a lot of that. You have an overworked child protection officer, who loves her job, and does the best she can, but she needs 48 more hours per day. You have an ex con turned priest, who is trying hard to put his past behind him and move on to help others. And now a bit about the story...

Hannah is on a routine child safety check when she stumbles into a domestic violence situation. She is able to get the mother and daughter out of the house and to a shelter. It's after 10 before she gets home to try and write up her report and then unwind. She feels she's had 10 minutes sleep when her sister barges in the next afternoon and all Hell has broken loose. Now she has a motherless daughter whose father just murdered said mother. How did things go so bad so fast... Once she gets to the office she learns Anna, the little girl, is with her mother's priest, so off she heads to try and do good.

Favorite passage: I straighten up, and smooth over the back of my skirt, trying to improve my foul mood. I probably shouldn’t be angry at a priest. Who knows when that would come back to bite me.



Author Bio

Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she's a cat, a cat who thinks he's a dog...you get the picture).

When she's not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.


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