A Castle of Ash by Jane Washington @TheAuthorPerson @GiveMeBooksPR





Title: A Castle of Ash
Series: Tempest of Shadows #4
Author: Jane Washington
Genre: Reverse Harem Romance
Cover Design: Jane Washington & imGuss
Release Date: August 24, 2021


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“This world has fallen to sickness and shadow. It has bound my hands and blinded me, picking away at the things I love until even my conscience has slipped off to some forlorn cage within my mind, locked away as a traitor. I once feared the storm inside me. Now I would give anything to have it back.”

To prove the purity of my soul, I sacrificed everything. I lost my magic, my best friend, and tied myself to the five kings of the afterworld in unholy matrimony. Now, every day is torture at their hands. I am their final hope, a perfect weapon to wield in the ultimate war still looming ahead of us. They will push me as far as it takes, no matter what.

Every day, I give a little more of myself away, and they’re snapping up each piece as though they have a right.

Every day, the Darkness takes another victim, picking off people all around me until those of us who fight for light and life are outnumbered in a world we’re no longer sure is our own.

The end is drawing near, but the closer it gets, the more impossible our victory seems.

Even after everything I’ve sacrificed … I fear it won’t be enough.








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“You took the Warmaster to bed?”
“Not yet, apparently,” Jostein answered for me. “But she will.”
“How accurate was this dream of yours?” I pressed. “How can you be sure?”
“You dreamt about it?” Sig interrupted again, his face crinkling up, like he didn’t know whether to laugh, or be embarrassed for Jostein.
“Can you describe it?” I asked, making Bjern snort in amusement. “Sorry,” I added. “It’s just a little hard to wrap my head around right now.”
Jostein seemed surprised. “I saw it quite a few times in quite a few different ways, so it must not be that hard to wrap your head around. Which time would you like me to describe?”
Bjern, Sig and Herra all burst out laughing as my mouth dropped fully open and Frey shot a pitying look my way.
“I just need to clarify.” I was half covering my mouth as I spoke, almost like I was trying to force myself to shut up, even as I was compelled to babble on. “You said that I take him to my bed…”
“Yes, I’m referring to sexual intercourse,” he answered the question I couldn’t quite bring myself to form.
“Like full intercourse?” I choked out, as Bjern snorted and Sig seemed to devolve into a fit of laughing.
“Sexual intercourse?” Bjern asked, a huge grin on his face as he shook his head at Jostein, amused by the verbiage.
“He’s talking about a little bit of horizontal refreshment,” Sig supplied, still in the midst of a fit.
“What?” Frey and I both asked at the same time.
“A little bit of slaying the dragon,” Bjern added.
“Joining giblets,” Jostein inserted, like he was contributing to the conversation in some way.
Maybe he was.
I had no idea.
“Going to blindman’s bluff?” Bjern asked, his eyes twitching between me and Frey, asking like he expected us to suddenly understand the term.
“Smuggling a bone?” Sig had a wide grin.
“Onboarding the captain?” Herra joined in, a twinkle in her eye.
“A good old scrogging!” Bjern had completely forgotten his inside voice by this point.
What?” I managed to say around a slightly terrified laugh. “Does that mean?”
“Polishing the spear!” Jostein raised a finger, like he had somehow won this game they were playing. “Or in Ven’s case, basically the entire armoury.”






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Fury by Jessica Ames @JessicaAmesAuth @givemebookspr





Title: Fury
Series: Untamed Sons MC #6
Author: Jessica Ames
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: July 23, 2021


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Fury

As Sergeant-at-Arms of the Untamed Sons, my job is simple. Kill anyone who tries to hurt the club. Bleeding a man is the only thing that keeps me level, until I meet her. Amalia is not like any woman I’ve come across and when I’m with her my fear of being touched disappears. Stalking her might have been a bad decision, but keeping away from her isn’t my choice. I can’t breathe when she’s away from me, and I can’t stand the thought of something happening to her, so when she gets in trouble, my only thought is on protecting what’s mine.

Amalia

Falling for my stalker might be a mistake, but I can’t stop being drawn to Fury. I see his demons and the darkness that swirls around him, but I don’t care. I want him, and nothing is going to stop me from having him. When I witness a murder, my only choice is to go to the only man i know will protect me, even if that puts him and his club in the firing line.






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JETT by Sawyer Bennett @inkslingerpr @bennettbooks


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Jett Olsson isn’t looking for anything serious and she’s not looking for anything at all, so why does it seem so hard to keep it professional? I love my life—the thrill of being on the ice as part of the Arizona Vengeance, the rush of winning, the adoration of the fans. And if that adoration means I don’t have to spend the night alone, well even better. I’m content being single and always ready to mingle. But the day Emory Holland walks into a Vengeance team meeting my attention is caught like never before. I can tell right away she’s full of smarts and sass, and the fact that she’s hot as hell sure doesn’t hurt either. She immediately shuts down my advances, so I opt for the road less traveled—straight to the friend zone. My approach works like a charm, and when she invites me into her bed for a no-strings, friends-with-benefits arrangement, I vow to give her everything I have. She’s been hurt before, and if I’m able to help her heal while giving her a spectacularly satisfying time *pats self on back*, then I’ll be happy. Or at least that’s the lie I keep telling myself as the time ticks down on the final buzzer of our “relationship”. Now the real question is, can I score the winning goal in a game neither of us realized we were playing?  

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Saving Shelby by PJ Fiala @givemebookspr





Title: Saving Shelby
Series: RAPTOR #1
Author: PJ Fiala
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 20, 2021


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A special operative with a bleeding heart for the innocent.
A desperate kidnapper determined to save the day.
And the desire that explodes between them….

Retraining as an operative in RAPTOR, Diego Josephs is determined to prove himself as a RAPTOR–ready to take down a ruthless kidnapper on the run. But when he encounters the woman who took two children after murdering their mother, everything changes. Nothing is as it seems.

Hellbent on saving her niece and nephew, Shelby Davidson will stop at nothing to reveal the truth about her sinister brother-in-law. She knows in her gut that he had everything to do with her sister’s disappearance. But convincing the rugged and irresistible special operative may be harder than she realized. Once Diego relents and realizes she’s telling the truth, he knows one thing is certain: he must protect the children while saving Shelby.





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Chapter One

Shelby picked up the suitcase she’d packed for her niece, Callie, and her nephew, Anders. She’d babysat for them today, something she did at least once a week, but today she came knowing things were going to change.
Hauling the luggage down the grand staircase, as her sister had lovingly dubbed it, she held tight to the banister, knowing every second counted. Her brother-in-law, Kurtis, had left twenty minutes ago and she only had three hours to get as far away from here as possible.
Setting the heavy suitcase on the floor at the bottom of the stairs, she pulled up the handle and quickly walked to the living room where the kids were watching a cartoon movie.
“Okay kiddos, let’s get rolling.”
Callie turned to her, a slight pout on her lips. “But Aunt Shelby, we love this movie.”
Smiling at her beautiful niece, her curly dark hair pushed back with a pink headband, she said, “I know you do and I have a surprise for you. You can watch it in my car.”
Anders jumped up. “Yay!”
Anders and Callie were only two years apart, Callie seven and Anders five, but both of them were mature beyond their years. They’d had to grow up fast in the past month.
“Okay, turn the television off. I have this movie in the car and ready to go for you. And I have snacks.”
Callie grabbed the remote and pointed it at the television, promptly turning it off. She then walked to the table alongside the sofa, opened the drawer and neatly set the remote inside. Their father didn’t allow anything out of place.
Callie grabbed Anders’ hand and they followed her to the door that led to the garage, where they’d get in the vehicle without anyone seeing a suitcase being tucked in the back.
Shelby opened the back door of the SUV, her precious Explorer that she’d scrimped and saved for, and the kids scrambled in.
Shelby leaned in and buckled Anders in, then walked to the other side and double-checked Callie’s seat belt. Opening the hatch, she hefted the suitcase into the back, then tugged the large cooler she’d packed at home toward her. Pulling out two juice bottles and two homemade egg, bacon and cheese breakfast muffins, she took great care to set each one of them up with their snacks.
Shelby hopped into the driver’s seat, turned on the DVD player and pushed the buttons to start their favorite movie playing. Taking a deep breath and sending up a silent prayer that she’d get them out of the state in time, she tapped the garage door opener and put the Explorer in reverse.
A quick glance at the clock told her she now had two hours and fifteen minutes to make tracks.
She figured that with stops they’d be in Indiana in about five hours. She knew the kids would need a break, but she hoped to keep it to a minimum. She’d keep her phone on until her brother-in-law called to check in, then she’d turn it off so he’d not be any the wiser. Hopefully.
She didn’t want to alert the controlling bastard that she’d taken the kids any sooner than necessary.
This plan had to work. She couldn’t lose these kids too. Bad enough that she suspected Kurtis had killed her sister—or at a minimum, had her killed. Stacy would never have up and left her kids. She’d never leave them alone with that bastard. Something was sinister about him and the second she’d overheard him on the phone yesterday telling someone he had to “deal with Stacy’s brats,” she feared they’d soon turn up missing, too.






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Writing has been a desire my whole life. Once I found the courage to write, life changed for me in the most profound way. Bringing stories to readers that I’d enjoy reading and creating characters that are flawed, but lovable is such a joy.

When not writing, I’m with my family doing something fun. My husband, Gene, and I are bikers and enjoy riding to new locations, meeting new people and generally enjoying this fabulous country we live in.

I come from a family of veterans. My grandfather, father, brother, two sons, and one daughter-in-law are all veterans. Needless to say, I am proud to be an American and proud of the service my amazing family has given. In trying to give back, I’ve started a foundation, Authors4Veterans, with my friend and fellow author, Stacey Joy Netzel. Our charities will rotate but will always support our military and their families.


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Discovering Mr. X by Elle Nicoll @ellenicollauthor @GiveMeBooksPR





Title: Discovering Mr. X
Series: Men #2
Author: Elle Nicoll
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Abigail Davies
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Release Date: August 10, 2021


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Whoever said money can’t buy happiness has never sold their worn panties.

Selling every pair to an anonymous buyer whilst working as a long-haul flight attendant means my lifelong dream is in reach.
A home to call my own.
It’s so close I can almost feel that front door key in my hand.
Until a giant ego in an overpriced suit steals that dream.
He’s smug, cocky, infuriating…
everything I hate.
I do what I must.
I declare war.
But no one ever truly wins on the battlefield.
There will be casualties.
He believes he has me.
I think I know him.
We are both wrong.

It soon becomes clear that discovering who we are to each other isn’t as straightforward as X marks the spot.







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We move along to the head of the line. “One cappuccino and a double shot caramel latte, please,” I say to the woman behind the counter as I reach over to the payment machine, ready to tap my card.
“Let me get those,” a deep voice cuts in. A hand reaches forward, giving a note to the woman behind the counter. “Keep the change.” She blushes as she takes it. If I didn’t recognize the voice, then the Rolex watch on his wrist would give it away. I turn around and stare straight into the dark, glinting eyes of Tanner as he removes his sunglasses.
“We can buy our own coffee, you know,” I say. It comes out harder than I intended it to, but Tanner doesn’t flinch.
“Or you could just say thank you,” he says, studying my face with a smirk. God, I want to slap it off his face. I bet he thinks I’m happy to see him. The fact I haven’t called or text him since that night together should tell him I’m not.
“Thank you.” Megan smiles, looking up at him. I scowl at her quickly. Traitor.
“You’re very welcome, Megan.” He grins at her before turning his gaze back to mine, one eyebrow raised as though he finds something amusing. I will the woman behind the counter to hurry with our drinks so we can get out of here.
“What are you doing here, anyway? I’m fairly sure there are no fancy, smug apartment complexes around here like the one you must live in.”
Despite being used to my bluntness, I see Megan glance between us warily.
“Early business meeting,” he says smoothly, unaffected by my tone. I look down and swallow hard as I take in his charcoal grey suit, white shirt, and deep red tie.
He wears it well, very well.
“Well, got to be going,” he says as he runs his hand through his dark, wavy hair. Hair that I held in my fists as he fucked me with his tongue just days ago. I shake the thought from my head as I frown at him. His eyes flash darkly, “You going to thank me for your coffee, Snow?” He rolls the last word off of his lips purposefully so that I look at them, once again reminded of just how skilled his mouth is.
“No,” I say childishly, crossing my arms over my chest.
“Too bad,” he says as he plucks my takeaway cup off the counter and takes a sip. “Mmm, caramel latte. Not had one of these in a while.” He winks at me as he walks off with it in his hand.
“Nice to see you again, Megan. Oh, and happy key day!” he calls over his shoulder as he walks off.
“Rach, did he just…?”
“Yes,” I reply, “he just signed his own death wish.”






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Elle Nicoll is a British, ex long-haul flight attendant and mum of two.

She writes sweet, but dirty, contemporary romance novels, all based around love.

Not all the men she writes will be rich alphas. Not all the women will be sassy. Just like we are all different, they will be too.

But she hopes they will feel real. Flawed, insecure, broken maybe. But also warm, considerate and loyal. Any elements that you think of when you consider the people you know.

Because no one is perfect.

When Elle isn’t writing or falling for another new book boyfriend she is trying to look like a parent who knows what they’re actually doing. That, or staring at the sky day-dreaming and running another book idea by her husband, who has perfected his ‘listening with interest’ face.

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Piston by Andi Rhodes @givemebookspr





Title: Piston
Series: Soulless Kings MC #3
Author: Andi Rhodes
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: July 15, 2021


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Piston…
As the VP of the Soulless Kings MC, I know what life has in store for me. Violence, blood, destruction… death. I’ll either die as a result of my sins or because my Harley turned on me. With all of the chaos that surrounds me, there is zero room for anything permanent, certainly not a woman. Bangin’ Betties and one night stands have served me well and will continue to do so until I take my last breath.

But what if they don’t have to? What if I meet someone who makes me want things that should be impossible? Holland is not at all like the women I’ve known my entire life. She’s smart, beautiful, innocent. When she enters my world, her perfect little bubble will be popped and I’m just crazy enough to want to be the one doing the popping.

Holland…
Strong, independent, smart, selfless… these are the words that people typically use to describe me. My career in journalism has afforded me many opportunities and taken me places that most would never want to see. But when my father gets sick, I give it all up to return home and cover local news.

Life is good, as good as it can be. Until the story of a lifetime lands on my desk and flips everything upside down. The Soulless Kings MC have never hidden from the news but they certainly do what they can to put their own spin on things. But they can’t this time. Not if I have anything to say about it. Unfortunately, their stubborn, authoritative, arrogant, sexy VP has other ideas. And I’m not at all sure I am strong enough to resist the pull he has on me, regardless of the danger it seems to put me in.








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No fucking way.
There is no way H. Tibideaux is a chick. He—she?—can’t be. How the hell am I supposed to fix this problem in a way that will bring me immense satisfaction if H. Tibideaux is female?
A sigh comes through the line. “Look, I’ve gotta be somewhere so if you don’t want something, I’m going to hang up.”
My muscles tense at her tone. She’s got balls, I’ll give her that.
“Lady, you don’t get to call the shots here.” I flip her business card over and over in my hand. “You left your card telling me to call. I’m calling.”
“No, I didn’t tell you to call,” she retorts. Her voice is slightly shaky, telling me she’s wary of me and how I’ll react. Good, she should be. “I left my card on a Harley that doesn’t belong to you. I made sure of that.”
Confusion settles in my brain. “Huh?”
“You made yourself very clear last week, at the tournament,” she says. “Or did you forget threatening to ‘make me regret’ chasing that particular story?”
Everything clicks into place in my mind.
Well, shit.
“How did you know the Harley wasn’t mine?”
“Because I do my research.”
“What’s that supposed to mean?”
“It means that I pride myself on facts and getting things right.” Holland clears her throat. “It means, I took your threat to heart.”
“No, you didn’t,” I snap. “If you had, this conversation wouldn’t be happening.”
“I don’t have time for this.” She heaves a sigh. “Are you going to give me my story or not?”
“You seriously have to ask that?” I don’t give her the chance to answer. “There is no fucking story. What about that don’t you understand?”
I hear an engine turn over through the line.
“Listen, Mr.…”
“Piston,” I spit out when she pauses.
“Fine… Piston.” She sighs. “I hear what you’re saying, but you need to understand something.”
“What’s that?”
“There’s always a story.”






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Andi is an MC romance author who started her journey when her career in social work was no longer her passion. Her books are sassy and suspenseful with a heavy dose of chaos and are guaranteed to deliver an HEA and all the feels. She loves writing about alpha males and the women who tame them. When she’s not writing, Andi is an avid reader of the romance genre and prefers books that teeter on the edge of decent. She also loves spending time with her husband and their pack of dogs. For access to release info, updates, and exclusive content, be sure to sign up for Andi’s newsletter at andirhodes.com, where you will also find links for Facebook and Instagram.


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Savior of Regrets by L. A. Cotton @authorlacotton @GiveMeBooksPR





Title: Savior of Regrets
Series: Verona Legacy #4
Author: L. A. Cotton
Genre: Mafia Romance
Cover Photo: Michelle Lancaster
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Release Date: August 20, 2021


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Savior of Regrets: A Mafia Romance

Caitlin O’Connell hides the scars of her past.

Lost. Alone. Afraid.

When she wakes up in the hospital, broken and bruised, Caitlin has no choice but to accept help from the Marchetti crime family… and the one guy she never thought she’d see again.

Matteo Bellatoni wears his heart on his sleeve.

Loyal. Determined. Devoted.

Watching his best friends find love has left him wondering if he’ll ever have that… especially, since he’s pretty sure he already let his soulmate slip through his fingers.

When Matteo and Caitlin’s paths cross unexpectedly, all those feelings come rushing back, and he’s determined to prove to her that some guys are worth the risk.

All is not what it seems though.

Caitlin isn’t the woman he thinks she is, and her secrets might be too big for Matteo to overcome. But he won’t give up without a fight. Even when the past catches up with her and threatens the family he loves so much, Matteo refuses to let her go.

Because he lost her once…

He won’t lose her again.

* Savior of Regrets is a 80,000 word story set in the Verona Legacy world. Due to mature content that some readers may find distressing, this book is recommended for readers 18+







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Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, L A is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find L A immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.


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BABY BLUE by Leesa Wright @inkslingerpr @LeesaAuthor


Today we’re joined by Leesa Wright for the reveal of her new historical romance, Baby Blue! Check it out and be sure to get your August 17th!

Title: Baby Blue

Author: Leesa Wright

Genre: Historical Romance

Release Date: August 17th

About Baby Blue:

The saga of the Corrington brothers continues from the heart of San Francisco to Woodstock. Baby Blue takes the reader from the hippy movement through the post-war trials of returning Vietnam veterans.   Captain Donall Corrington: A Naval fighter pilot recovering from the physical and mental wounds from his time as a prisoner of war. Sitting on the dock of the bay, Donall meets Anablue Baker: A quirky flower child, alone and lost in the world. The Daughter of a vengeful admiral who has no problem using her for his gain. Anablue grieves for her twin brother lost to the horrors of war. Torn from the arms of the man she loves, terrified for her life, and to save her lover, Anablue flees to face her future on the run.   Captivated by her sky-blue eyes, nothing will stop Donall from righting the wrong of forbidden love. Returning to his arms the one woman he’s waited a lifetime to find.   Leesa Wright has again brought her love of history to life in this new 20th Century Historical Fiction Romance. Baby Blue is available now.   Come and be swept up in this romantic saga set amidst the tumultuous sixties. When a nation at war cries for peace and star-crossed lovers go on the adventure of a lifetime.

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Anablue stood on the dock next to Donall’s sailboat. The string of profanity coming from inside the cabin burnt her ears. A cloud of choking, acrid, diesel exhaust poured from the galley as Donall made an exit coughing, choking while waving his arms to clear the air. He stopped, his loud and descriptive curse dying on his lips.   Her eyes wide and a half-smile on her face. She bit her lip. “Hmmm. Engine trouble?” she ventured. Donall’s frustration was apparent as he snarled, pointing inside the cabin. “That beast. That beast should be taken out, shot, burnt, and sunk to the bottom of the bay.”   “Well. Let me look at it first,” she said.   “You? You want to take a shot at it? A girl.”   “You doubt me?” she asked.   Nodding his head, regarding her with amused skepticism. “Okay Baby blue. Take your best shot.”   Anablue set her things down. Buttoning up her pink painting shirt, she climbed down onto the deck of the boat.   Pulling her hair back and tying it into a messy bun. Taking the wrench from his hand, she walked into the cabin with a sassy “just watch me” swing to her hips.   The engine was tucked under the floorboards of the cabin. Lying next to him on her tummy on the floor, she worked while he handed her the various tools she needed.   “I didn’t know sailboats had engines,” she said. “Kind of odd, don’t you think?”   “I think the previous owner added it. You need one if you end up adrift somewhere. I would hate to have to paddle back to port,” Donall said.   “Oh yeah. That would not be fun.”   “So, tell me how a girl like you knows how to fix an engine?” Donall asked.   “It goes back a while. First, it’s time for a secret.”   Donall chuckled. “Tell away.”   “I’m afraid of horses,” she said. “They’re big and intimidating. Mind you, I lived on a ranch. I never quite mastered the art of horseback riding like my brother and just about everyone else did. For me, just getting on the horse was like a clown show, let alone getting the horse to go where I wanted it to go.   “Your secret is safe with me,” Donall said.   “Anyhow, when I was fourteen I was always tinkering on my Gram’s old tractor, along with old engines in the pole barn. I used it as an excuse not to ride. I was too busy. Eventually, I talked the old mechanic, Bud, into hiring me to work at the gas station in town.”   A wide grin split his face. “A mechanic, you’re a mechanic.”   “Don’t laugh. I started out pumping gas and changing oil. Bud finally let me help him work on cars and trucks. He was getting old, so he retired and sold the gas station. The new owner didn’t want a girl working for him. I lost my job. So, you see I’ve been dealing with sexism for a very long time.”   Donall nodded. “You’re right. I was out of line. I am sorry.”   She nodded her head. “It hurt at the time, but then I was off to “see the world” with a new job.   After a couple of years, Gram got sick and I couldn’t leave her alone, so I had to go home. Even after she died, I never went back. Being a woman mechanic, they didn’t want me back. I was a bit of an embarrassment for them. I am, however, a certified mechanic.”   “How did you manage that?”   “In high school, I took night classes. I stuffed my hair up into a hat and wore my brother’s baggy clothes. They thought I was a boy.”   “They had to be blind. Even covered in grease I can see you’re a girl.”   “My dream when I was growing up was to own that little gas station.”   “And now?” Donall asked.   “I don’t know right now. The funny thing is, dreams change,” Anablue replied.   Donall reached over and ran his finger down her cheekbone to her neck. Snuggling into her, he placed soft kisses on her neck.   “No canoodling the mechanic,” she said, with a shiver.   Donall’s muffled laughter as he nuzzled her neck sent desire coursing through her body. She dropped the wrench and turned to him. He pulled her into his arms as his lips found hers. Tasting, exploring, he plundered her mouth and her neck, moving to the hint of cleavage at the V of her shirt. His hands roamed her body. From the curve of her back to her waist, and up to cup her breasts. She returned his fervent kisses, lost in his touch, an unknown need grew inside of her.   “Eight bells, Anablue.” Capt. Jack’s call brought her out of her passion-filled trance. Sitting up, she traced his lips with her finger leaving a trail of grease.   “You’re a dangerous man, Donall with two L’s.” She rose to her feet and left the cabin.  

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About Leesa Wright:

Leesa makes her home in the Twin Cities metro area with her husband and her two dogs Rosie and Jax. When she isn’t writing she enjoys gardening, painting, and reading romance novels. She and her husband also enjoy movies, traveling, and entertaining their two grown children along with several beautiful grandchildren. Leesa’s favorite romance authors are Kathleen Woodwiss, Christine Feehan, and Johanna Lindsey. The book’s inspiration came one night from a dream about the characters, a song, and the story around them.  

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THE DO-OVER by Melissa MacKinnon @inkslingerpr @M_MacKinnon


THE DO-OVER by Melissa MacKinnon is coming July 12! Check it out and pre-order your copy today!

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About The Do-Over:

After years in the grueling California dating scene, Maggie Kelley has finally agreed to marry her Mr. Right Now. But there’s just one teensy problem…the county clerk lets her know that she’s technically still married to her Vegas fling: the best three days she ever had…and can’t actually remember. The moment she sees her very hot husband after eight years, with his works-well-with-his-hands attitude, she’s sure their wedding night must have been explosive.   The absolute last person Finnegan Garrity expected at his door is Maggie—his ultimate “one who got away.” Yet here she is in his small-town boat shop, looking just as adorable as ever…and wanting a divorce. Yeah, he has no intention of letting that happen. Now he’s got one week to convince Maggie that they’re still perfect for each other.   But he’s going to need more than just a do-over: he’s going to need a miracle.  

About Melissa MacKinnon:

Melissa spent her childhood exploring the coast of down east Maine without parental supervision and immersing herself in any book she could get her scrappy little hands on. Although she pursued a career in theater, the written word is her true calling. She leads a full life with her husband and six children traveling the country to wherever the Army sends them in her very large twelve passenger van, in what she lovingly deems “organized chaos”. She finds time to write in her “spare time”, somewhere in between soccer practices and nap time with coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. She loves creating unforgettable romance, and enjoys writing and reading everything from sexy, sword-toting heroes to spit-out- your-coffee funny romantic comedies… as long as she doesn’t get the book wet. She leaves that up to the characters.  

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Wrecked Without You by Renee Shelbey @renee_shelbey @givemebookspr





Title: Wrecked Without You
Series: Town of Deer Crossing #1
Author: Renee Shelbey
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 21, 2021


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There’s a new doctor in town. One with swirling tattoos, a sweep of dark hair, a heart-stopping arctic gaze, and a perpetual frown. Within days, the ER waiting room is full of women wearing cute outfits and coy smiles. There must be something bad going around.

Dr. William Mason, a former soldier, is chiseled perfection, but I’m a mom of one, a history professor, and a community volunteer. The last thing I need is Dr. Dreamy with a bad attitude, when I’m busy juggling my daughter’s anxiety, the needs of my grad students, and the biggest baby of all—my ex-husband.

Then Will’s stepdaughters join my Scout troop, and I witness his haunted expression dissolve into a smile that leaves me breathless. Will becomes a mystery I’m curious to unlock and eventually, I glimpse the truth behind the façade. He’s protective, sincere, and an absolute sweetheart.

There are some things he won’t talk about, saying it’s best to leave them in the past, but he has no idea I’m also keeping a secret. One that is his very worst nightmare, come to life…

All I wanted was his love. But all I’ve earned is his wrath.

“Wrecked Without You” is the first standalone novel in the Town of Deer Crossing contemporary romance series, featuring diverse couples risking it all to find true love.

Content warning: Strong language, Steamy scenes, reproductive concerns







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AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

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He paused and whispered, “You’re not a failure. Your body produced the most amazing little girl. And from our short time together, I think you’re the most impressive – no exquisite – woman I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.”
He thought I was exquisite? No one had ever said anything so sweet like that to me before, and he said it with such sincerity and conviction that I raised my head to look at him.
A few strands of hair from my braid had come undone and were now falling in my face.
“I mean it,” he said. “Every word.” He lightly brushed a wisp of my hair back behind my ear, and I closed my eyes from his touch. It was loving, in a way I’d never experienced before, and punctuated how desirable he considered me.
We stared at each other for a few seconds more, and I saw his Adam’s apple faintly tremble. Will tenderly traced the pad of his thumb over my lips, making circles with it.
I parted my lips slightly, and he muttered, “Damn hard for me not to devour you right here.”
He eyed my lips, and it was as if time stopped. My breath caught in the back of my throat, and his words devour you rang in my head.
With a whisper of my own, I coaxed, “You should do it.”
I wanted to be consumed by him, and my pulse quickened at the thought.
Will growled softly, his voice like sandpaper. He slowly cradled the back of my neck and lifted his body so his lips could meet mine.






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Renee Shelbey writes culturally diverse romance featuring smart Southern women and thoughtful strong men. She’s a wife of 15+ years, mother of a pre-teen daughter, dog mom to a 75 lb. puppy, and an overworked full-time employee. Her alter ego writes steamy, contemporary happily ever afters, full of ethnically inclusive main characters. She hopes you indulge in her stories which have a dose of reality but can still transport you to the world of romantic sexy-time fantasy. Her own indulgences include hot lattes, a mason jar of pear preserves, and British murder mysteries.


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