The Curve Ball by Samantha Lind @givemebookspr @samanthalind1


 

 

Title: The Curve Ball
Series: Indianapolis Lightning #2
Author: Samantha Lind
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Cover Design: Juliana Cabrera, Jersey Girl Design
Photo: Eric Wainwright
Model: Eric Janicki
Release Date: June 18, 2020
Blurb
Justin
I had the perfect bachelor’s life.
No obligations. 
No commitments.
The greatest job in the world, all while being paid millions to do it.
Until I became a dad overnight.
My world turned upside down, 
I went from ballfields and bars to dirty diapers and bottles. 
I turned to my best friend for help but ended up with his little sister.
Now, all I want is the one woman I can’t have.
She’s the curveball I never saw coming.
The one woman I’m willing to commit to and change my old ways for.
I just have to show her that we can be a family.
Riley
Indianapolis was my fresh start.
A new place near my family. 
When my brother’s best friend ended up with a surprise baby dropped on his doorstep,
I was the perfect nanny for the job.
Everything was falling into place,
If only I could keep my mind and hands off the playboy baller dad.
Working for someone you are attracted to is hard.
But when he’s your brother’s best friend and you live with him?
Talk about impossible.
Fatherhood changed him, but is it enough to give us a chance at a happily ever
after? 

 

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Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent
the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she
lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family,
traveling, reading, watching hockey (Go Knights Go!), and listening to country
music.
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Asher by Carian Cole @cariancole @givemebookspr


 

Title: Asher
Series: Ashes & Embers #6
Author: Carian Cole
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 3, 2020
Blurb
I should have died.
I should have been
forgotten.
But I didn’t, and I
wasn’t.
Living the life most women only dream about, I was madly in
love with my soulmate—Asher Valentine—amazing husband, loving father, and
rock’s favorite kick-ass front man. A man who loved me every day, in every way,
since we first met as teens. We were blessed with a beautiful
daughter who was the light of our life. My all-female rock band was tearing up
the charts.
Then tragedy struck, and I lost it all.
Now all I have is a stack of journals, an antique key, and a
big black void where my memories should be.
Used to be.
And I have him—this man with wild hair, tattoos from head to
toe, a soft voice, and an even softer touch that gives me butterflies. He’s
clearly hopelessly in love with his wife.
I’m told that’s me.
But that wife is gone, and she took everything they once
had, leaving me in her place.
A broken replacement. A new version that doesn’t quite fit.
I’m slowly falling in love with him, but will he ever truly
love me? Or will he forever be in love
with her, the phantom woman who
haunts us both?
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Carian Cole
has a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped
jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls who try to tame
them and win their hearts.

Born and raised a Jersey girl, Carian now resides in beautiful New Hampshire
with her husband and their multitude of furry pets. She spends most of her time
writing, reading, and vacuuming.

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Sugar Ellie by Sarah Hegger @givemebookspr


 

 

Title: Sugar Ellie
Series: Soiled Doves #1
Author: Sarah Hegger
Genre: Western Historical Romance
Release Date: June 2, 2020

 

Blurb
She’s all that’s sweet…
They call her Sugar Ellie and she’s sweet,
sassy and sexy as all hell. She’s also the pint-sized feisty madam of a
cathouse in Rattler’s Gulch, Colorado. Forced to escape her scheming family,
Sugar turns to smooth talking gambler and fast gun, Cole “Whisky” Mansfield.
But Cole has his own demons to wrangle as he
faces a past that sent him west.
Thrown together by necessity, and held
together by their fierce attraction, Cole is also about to discover just how
unique a madam Sugar Ellie really is.

 

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Born British and raised in South Africa, Sarah Hegger
suffers from an incurable case of wanderlust. Her match? A hot Canadian
engineer, whose marriage proposal she accepted six short weeks after they first
met. Together they’ve made homes in seven different cities across three different
continents (and back again once or twice). If only it made her multilingual,
but the best she can manage is idiosyncratic English, fluent Afrikaans,
conversant Russian, pigeon Portuguese, even worse Zulu and enough French to get
herself into trouble.
Mimicking her globe trotting adventures, Sarah’s career path
began as a gainfully employed actress, drifted into public relations, settled a
moment in advertising, and eventually took root in the fertile soil of her
first love, writing. She also moonlights as a wife and mother. She currently
lives in Ottawa, Canada, filling her empty nest with fur babies. Part footloose
buccaneer, part quixotic observer of life, Sarah’s restless heart is most
content when reading or writing books.

THE COWBOY’S CLAIM by Nina Crespo @inkslingerpr @ninacrespo21


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Title: The Cowboy’s Claims

Author: Nina Crespo

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About The Cowboy’s Claims:

He’s discovered his leading lady

 

The role of her dreams: in his arms.

 

Chloe Daniels is determined to land the role of a lifetime. Even if she’s terrified to get on a horse! And the last thing her reluctant teacher, Tristan Tillbridge, wants is to entertain a pampered actress. But the enigmatic cowboy soon discovers that Chloe is as genuine as she is gorgeous, and he’s determined to make her his. Will this unlikely pair discover that the sparks between them are anything but an act?

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Chloe didn’t realize her hand was raised in his or that his other hand rested on her back until a dancing couple bumped her closer to him.

 

Chloe held on to his arm for balance. He wanted to dance with her. “But I don’t know this one.”

 

Tristan leaned in near her ear. “I’ll teach you. Trust me. It’s not complicated.”

 

Not complicated? Every cell of her being was awakened by his proximity and his familiar scent warming on his skin. She’d probably make a fool of herself. “Okay. I’ll try.”

 

He moved back a little. “It’s just a simple two-step. When I step forward with my left foot, you step back with your right. Then it’s quick-quick, slow-slow. Quick-quick, slow-slow. I’ll guide you through it.”

 

Right away, she jumbled the steps.

 

Tristan chuckled. “Wait. Let’s do that again. Start with your other right.”

 

Meaning not her left foot. Instead of cringing with embarrassment the humor in his expression made her laugh, and she tried again. A few steps later, she followed his lead finally easing into the smooth easy movements without stepping on the toes of his boots.

 

He caught her off guard as he released her and twirled her around. When he took her back into his arms, her leg slid between his, aligning their hips and melding her to his chest…just like during their kiss in the pasture.

 

Nearby, Adam and Bethany danced just as close. When Adam spun her around, in one deft move, Bethany snagged his brown cowboy hat from his head and put it on hers. Bethany wound her arms around Adam’s neck, and he rested his forehead to hers as his hands slid to her waist.

 

A hint of envy filled Chloe as she longed for that kind of intimacy with Tristan, but unlike Bethany and Adam, that kind of closeness would put all eyes on them, making people wonder about them, and raise questions that she didn’t even have the answer to about her relationship status with Tristan.

 

Needing to change focus, Chloe looked to his cowboy hat. His other hat was in the front seat of her rental, parked just off the road near the pasture gate along with the cars of other Spring Fling attendees. She’d planned to hand it over to him after the party.

 

“Your Stetson reminds me, I need to give you your ball cap back.”

 

“Or you could trade up.”

 

“What exactly does ‘trade up’ mean?” The huskiness in his voice made her look directly into his eyes.

 

Tristan’s slow lean in near her cheek brought her closer to him, and she drew in an unsteady breath as his lightly whiskered cheek grazed hers. “You tell me.”

 

 

About Nina Crespo:

Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions — the beach, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life hero and dancing.

 

Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a “borrowing spree” in her older sister’s bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel.

 

Let Nina’s sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after.

 

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Luca by Nyssa Kathryn @givemebookspr


 

Title: Luca
Series: Project Arma #1
Author: Nyssa Kathryn
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 26, 2020

 

Blurb

 

Former Navy
SEAL, Luca Kirwin, is both well trained and deadly. Recruited into a
non-government sanctioned project, he was turned into a weapon. Now, with the
help of his team, Luca must find every last soul who was responsible for the
project and make them pay. When a new neighbor with alluring green eyes moves
in next door, his instincts tell him to trust her – but could she be one of the
enemies they’re searching for?

Evie Scott can’t afford a relationship. She was in a one once and it almost
killed her. Running and hiding has become her normal. But when her new neighbor
gives her a job in the small town of Marble Falls, avoiding him becomes almost
impossible. While protecting her secrets, Evie begins to suspect Luca has his
own. Can he protect her from her past or will it destroy them both?

 

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Increasing her pace, a chill worked its way through Evie’s limbs. The sun
was almost finished setting, and that meant it would be dark soon. Evie hated
the dark. She was automatically at a disadvantage with Troy in the dark.
Another disadvantage she should say. He could still see, she was blind. It was
an extra layer of protection for him, like he needed that.

Luca had offered Evie a ride, but she’d declined, hoping the fresh air
would clear her mind. As the echoes of her steps filled the air, she started to
regret her decision. At this very moment, she could be sitting next to him in
his warm car, breathing in his musky scent.

Evie could almost hear his deep voice in the back of her mind. Feel the
vibration of his words. A smile touched Evie’s lips at the thought.

No. What was she doing?

Shaking her head, Evie pushed down the feelings. Feelings were dangerous.
They were the reason she was where she was in her life at the moment. Luca was
dangerous to her. She had to keep her distance, no matter how much her body
wanted her to do otherwise.

As the hairs on the back of Evie’s neck stood up, she suddenly had the
feeling of being followed.  Subtly, as to
not draw any attention, Evie turned her head to look down the road behind her.
Nothing.

Taking a calming breath, she forced herself to maintain her pace, even
though her legs wanted to race. She could see her house up ahead. Then she
would be inside with the semblance of safety. Not far to go.

A rustling noise behind Evie sounded. This time she did stop. Turning,
she stared out to the empty street. Again, there was nothing. About to turn
back, the sight of fresh shoe tracks in the mud next to the path caught her
attention.

Turning back to her house, this time, she did increase her pace.

Stop being stupid, Evie, there are dozens of people who use this path.

So why did it stick out to her?

 

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Nyssa Kathryn is a romantic suspense author. She lives in
South Australia with her daughter and hubby and takes every chance she can to
be plotting and writing. With a background in teaching, Nyssa finds that she
can let her mind wonder in the writing world. Always being one to read and
write when she should have been working, Nyssa decided to take the leap and
make writing her career.


Nyssa has always been an avid reader of romance novels. As a
teenager she would lose herself in Young Adult and Contemporary Romances. As
she got older her interest moved onto the romantic suspense genre. It was from
here that she started dabbling in writing. Nyssa wrote her first novel in 2017
but didn’t start publishing her work until three years later. Working in the
industry has solidified Nyssa’s love for all things romance.
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Awful Intentions by Elena Monroe @givemebookspr @ElenaMonroe


 

Title: Awful Intentions
Series: Celestial Bodies #2
Author: Elena Monroe
Genre: Mystery/Fantasy New Adult Romance
Cover Design: Maria, Steamy Reads
Photo: Michelle Lancaster
Model: Thomas
Release Date: May 22, 2020
Blurb
NYX
I didn’t
know I was so set on truths until I realized my whole life was a lie.
Being
banished to Arcadia Prep.
The myths
we though were just empty threats meant to iron out bad behavior.
All of it
was a neatly packaged lie.
Hell raged
in the pit of my stomach and now we were free to wreak havoc on humanity.
LUNA
The truth
was simple: I was a good girl meant to heal the wounded and help uphold the
truth.
I’m the one
who tore the truth down.
I stomped
on it and set it on fire.
I did
everything that didn’t add up to the me I cultivated.
I was a
perfectly packaged lie.
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Elena Monroe
grew up in Florida scribbling down stories from a very young age. These stories
were really just wavy lines filling the paper, but she knew each word, each
emotion, each character’s name, and there was no tricking her into forgetting
what each line signified. Just like her unconventional way of writing as a
toddler Elena is setting her own rules and just telling stories.
Much like her debut novel, The Best Years, life certainly imitated art.
Transplanting from the South to the East Coast, Elena currently lives in
Connecticut with her soon to be husband, reformed bad boy.

Find her on her social media through Twitter at @elenamonroe, Instagram at
@elenamonroewrites, Facebook at @elenamonroewrites, and more!

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Bossy Brothers: Tony by JA Huss @GiveMeBooksPR @JAHuss


 

Title: Bossy Brothers: Tony
Series: Bossy Brothers #6
Author: JA Huss
Genre: Enemies-to-Lovers/Enemies-to-Lovers Romance
Release Date: May 12, 2020
Blurb
Belinda
Baker and I were not made for each other.
We are not
soul mates, or lovers, or even frenemies.
She is the
one who needed to get away.
What we had
together wasn’t blind love, it was sick rage.
We were a
match made in hell, it was hate at first sight, and when she walked away from
me and never looked back—it was a relief.
It was bliss.
So why did
I travel two thousand miles so I could be near her?
Why can’t I
stop thinking about this girl I never want to see again?
Why. Am I. Here?
And what do
I have to do to make her disappear for good?
Bossy Brothers: Tony
features two girls falling for the wrong men and two men falling for the right
girls. A family of tatted up brothers and a town filled with secrets and
danger. A story of earned chances and first dates. Of coming to terms with the
past and finding a way into the future. It is book six in the Bossy Brothers
series and should be read after book five, Bossy Brothers: Alonzo.

 

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BELINDA
“Jesus fucking Christ, Belinda!”
“What?”
“Are you blind? Or deaf? Or dumb? Or what?”
I just stare at him.
Vann takes a step forward, forcing me to take a step back too. And my
step is actually a step up. He points his finger at me. I swat it away.
“I’m gonna say this once, OK? Just once.”
“Say whatever the fuck you want. I don’t care what you do.”
He climbs one step. And so do I. “I like you,” he says, climbing another
step. So I climb another step. “I like your filthy mouth, Belinda Baker. I like
your stupid cowboy boots. I like your pink hair.” He keeps climbing the steps,
so I have to keep climbing the steps. “I like the way you road-trip.”
“What?” I’m so confused.
He’s still climbing the steps and now my back is against my front door.
“I like the way you wear that glitter shit on your eyelids in the summer. And
the way you wear fingerless gloves in the winter even though you complain,
every single day, that your fucking hands are cold. I like the way your hair
smells when you show up for work and it’s still wet. I like the way you spin on
your stupid stool in front of the shop cash register and glare at the giggly
sorority girls like you can’t wait for them to wake up sober tomorrow and
realize they just paid a hundred bucks for a My Little Mermaid tramp stamp. I
like the way you bite your lip when you’re tattooing and the way you always
have a smear of ink on the side of your face by the time you’re done.”
I reach up to touch my face.
“Yes, you have ink there, right now. And I love that. Because you don’t
even care enough to check the mirror after you’re done with a client to notice
that you always have ink smeared on your fucking face after you tattoo
someone. I like the way you kick at stones when you walk down the street like
you’re some troubled teen with pregnancy issues.”
“What?” I laugh.
“I like the way you bitch, and moan, and complain that no one takes you
seriously. In fact, I love that no one takes you seriously, because then
they’d figure out just how awesome you are, and I’m afraid you’ll actually find
someone else before I can convince you that I am good for you. I want to
date you, Belinda Baker. And you know what really pissed me off
tonight?”
He pauses.
I become uneasy. “Am I supposed to guess?”
“I’m not mad that you fucked Tony in the alley. OK? That’s not it. I’m
angry that you gave him the chance that I deserve.”
My stomach… falls. I don’t know of any other way to describe the
feeling I get when I internalize those last few words of his. Except… falling.
Like the world has just been yanked out from under me. Like I’m adrift in a sea
of mistakes.
Because he’s absolutely right.
“Vann—”
“No,” he says, still seething. “No.” He holds up one finger. “I’m not
done. You don’t get to talk yet. I’ve been holding this in all fucking night
while you laughed and joked with my goddamned brother and his stupid yoked-out
army friend. Who, by the way, was leering at you the entire time.”
“He was not!”
“He so was!”
“He was lying face down, Vann!
“I just want to say this.” He pauses again and his chest is rising and
falling very quickly, like he’s really upset. And his lips are falling into a
deep frown. And his face is becoming flushed with heat. “I have earned my chance, Belinda. I didn’t
become your friend because I wanted to get in your pants. I didn’t get you the
apprentice job because I thought we’d be good together. I didn’t drive you and
Tara two thousand miles to Key West because I thought maybe you’d finally see
me for what I am. I did all those things because I like you. With no expectations whatsoever. I did all those things
because I enjoy you. And when we’re together, life is fun. Even when we’re
running from guys called Diablo, and smuggling people on boats, and especially
when we’re just hanging out doing nothing. Saying nothing. That’s my favorite
time with you. Because we’re at that place now. That place where we’re
comfortable. And I keep waiting for you to see how good we are. And you
just”—he shakes his head—“refuse! You just refuse to even consider me. But this
asshole Tony Dumas shows up out of nowhere and you give him all the
considerations. You say you don’t like him—”
“I don’t!”
“You say that, but then why, Belinda? Why do you give him all the chances
he hasn’t earned?”
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JA Huss is
the New York Times Bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today
Bestseller’s list 21 times in the past five years. She writes characters with
heart, plots with twists, and perfect endings.
Her new
sexy sci-fi romance and paranormal romance pen name is KC Cross and she writes
novels and teleplays collaboratively with actor and screenwriter, Johnathan
McClain.
Her books
have sold millions of copies all over the world, the audio version of her
semi-autobiographical book, Eighteen, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award and
an Audie Award in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Her audiobook, Mr. Perfect, was
nominated for a Voice Arts Award in 2017. Her audiobook, Taking Turns, was
nominated for an Audie Award in 2018. Five of her book were optioned for a TV
series by MGM television in 2018. And her book, Total Exposure, was nominated
for a RITA Award in 2019.
She lives
on a ranch in Central Colorado with her family.

 

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Echoes of You by Margaret McHeyzer @MargaretMAuthor @givemebookspr


 

 

Title: Echoes of You
Author: Margaret McHeyzer
Genre: NA Dark College Romance
 Release Date: May 18, 2020

 

Blurb
At seven I was
adopted by the most loving parents in the world.
In this perfect family, I also found my best friend, and sister Tina.
Throw into the mix my boyfriend Dylan, and my dog Zhen, life was good…
until it wasn’t.
A catastrophic incident unearthed echoes of my past.
It left me no choice but to confront my inner demons.
Will I be able to live through this again?
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Prologue
The palms
of my hands are sweating.
Standing in front of an unassuming building, I look up to see its sheer size. Still, it’s inconspicuous
because it looks exactly like all the other buildings surrounding it.
The sun breaks out just behind the brick building, casting the entrance into shadow.
Funny, that. Because I’ve been living in the shadows all my life. Now is the time for
me to come out of the shadows, and speak my truth.
Speak our truth.
There’s a line of cars in front of the building, all marked with the same lettering.
My heart beats quickly as a shock of finality runs through my veins.
This is where part of me will die and another part of me will live.
All my life I’ve been worried about what people think of me. But I can’t continue on in a
life where I’m only breathing. I need to learn to live.
I take several deep breaths, ready to cross the street and take the leap I’ve been
longing for.
“You can do this,” I say to myself. The sun is moving higher, the shadow becoming smaller.
Yes, you can.
I look to my left, and to my right, checking for oncoming cars.
I keep walking, crossing the street. I know if I stop for even a second, I’ll talk
myself out of going.
You can do it.
I walk until I come to the automated doors that slowly slide open.
Hopefully, they’ll believe you.
I head to the counter, where a woman with dark hair pulled back in a severe ponytail and
wearing a uniform is working on a computer. She looks up, but remains seated.
“Can I help you?” she says in a flat voice.
My hands tremble, so I knit them together to stop the emotion bursting to come forward.
“I, um,” my voice quivers with uncertainty.
“Are you okay?” She stands and comes closer to the counter. She looks behind me,
searching for a hint as to why I’m so edgy.
“I, um, need to talk to the police unit who deals with sexual abuse.”

 

Author Bio
STRONG, BRAVE AND COURAGEOUS
CHARACTERS.

**Write something worth reading**
I’m Margaret and I’m a self-published author.

Recently I was
fortunate in obtaining New York Times best-selling status on my YA/NA book –
Ugly, and my YA book – Mistrust.

My last six books have been YA and I’m completely in love with the genre. I
love being able to communicate with people through my words and stories.

My writing genres all differ, but the one thing I keep consistent is my
heroines. All my female lead characters are strong, gutsy and not the ‘perfect’
woman. While my books all have romantic elements in them, they aren’t just
about the romance. They’re about finding strength, acceptance and making life
long connections.

I hope you enjoy my stories as much as I have while writing them.

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Black Hearts Still Beat Series by L.A. Cotton @givemebookspr @authorlacotton


 

Title: Rush: The Beginning
Series: Black Hearts Still Beat #1
Author: L. A. Cotton
Genre: Angsty Rock Star Romance
Blurb
Evangeline Walker
knows how quickly everything can change.
But nothing can
prepare her for the moment she meets Rafe Hunter.
Intense gray eyes.
Wicked smile.
Tattoos inked on
his skin just begging to be touched. 
Those aren’t the
reasons Eva should stay away from him though.
The fact he’s the
bassist for America’s hottest rock band is the reason she should run and never
look back.
Everyone knows the
greatest love stories all start somewhere.
… this is their
beginning.

 

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Series: Black Hearts Still Beat #2
Author: L. A. Cotton
Genre: Angsty Rock Star Romance
Blurb
Eighteen-year-old
Eva Walker knew going on tour with Black Hearts Still Beat would be
complicated.
She didn’t expect
to find herself torn between two brothers.
One wants her but
he walked away before.
The other needs her
but she doesn’t understand why.
It’s only time
before the truth comes out, and when it does, nothing will be the same for
Country’s newest sweetheart and the black-hearted boys of Rock. 

 

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Title: Rule: The Finale
Series: Black Hearts Still Beat #3
Author: L. A. Cotton
Genre: Angsty Rock Star Romance
Blurb
Rafe Hunter thought he was destined for two things in life:
playing guitar, and keeping his brother on the straight and narrow.
Until Eva.
She makes him want to be better. Makes him dream of
life after the band. But Black Hearts Still Beat is all he’s
ever known.
Rafe wants a future with Eva but when you’re choosing
between your heart and head, fame or the future, nothing is ever simple.
Music saved them, but is it finally time for Rafe to let his
heart rule? Or will love be the ultimate downfall of Eva and her Black Hearted
boys? 
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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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Shadowed Lover by Lauren Dawes @authorldawes @givemebookspr


 

Title: Shadowed Lover
Series: Blood Bound #1
Author: Lauren Dawes
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Release Date: May 11, 2020

 

Blurb
Loyalties will be tested. 
Brooding leader of
the Black Claw Shadows, Drake is still haunted by the loss of his twin sister
over a decade ago. Tasked with investigating a string of female kidnappings in
the jaguar shifter world, he’s also asked to protect the Leo’s only daughter,
who turns out to be a lot more than he bargained for. 
Betrayals will be revealed.
Headstrong daughter
of the pride’s Leo, Neve wants more from life than to be mated and produce the
next generation of shifters. When her cousin mysteriously disappears, Neve
knows she’s become the latest victim of the rash of abductions. Willing to do
anything to save her, she demands that her Shadow-turned-babysitter allows her
to tag along on his investigation.
Delving deeper into
the mystery together, will they be able to ignore the building attraction between
them, or will their mate bond prove to be too strong?
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Excerpt
She flung
open the front door and walked out onto the porch, planting her hands on the
railing and leaning into them. Sucking in a few mouthfuls of cool night air,
she looked up to find Drake standing at the bottom of the stairs, his eyes
reflecting the light coming from the house.
What are you doing out here?” she demanded, embarrassed she’d been
caught less than composed for a second time in an hour.
I could ask you the same thing.”
She
narrowed her eyes at him.
You’re infuriating.”
His mouth
flexed into a sinful smile.
I’ve never been called that before. Stubborn.
Unyielding. Hard.” Jesus.
All of those things.” He climbed the
steps, and she turned to face him.
But never infuriating. I think most people
would be too afraid to tell me that to my face.”
She darted
her gaze to his mouth and let out a shuddering breath.
Why are you out of the house by yourself?”
I’m not by myself. You’re here,” she replied sweetly.
You know what I mean.”
She
bristled, but kept her anger locked down.
I can look after myself.”
Your father has given me a direct order to guard your,” his eyes drifted
down hungrily, “body, and I’m a real stickler for rules and order.”
She glared
at him.
I just bet you are, but you should know I’ll make your life a
nightmare.”
His mouth
curled into a mocking smile.
You already do, sweetheart.”
Shaking her
head, she said,
I don’t need you here when I’m at home. I don’t
even know why you’re still here, lurking outside the front of my house like a
goddamn stalker.”
Your father wants me with you twenty-four-seven, so you’d better get
used to seeing my face.”
She didn’t
miss the fact he didn’t answer her other question.
I still want my privacy.”
Bathroom and shower breaks. All other times, you’re going to think I’m
glued to your ass.”
Wow. That
was an interesting visual, but it wasn’t wholly unappealing.
Author Bio
Lauren
Dawes is an urban fantasy/paranormal romance writer and the author of the Half
Blood Trilogy and the Dark Series. She likes her vampires dangerous, her
werewolves vicious and her Norse gods ruthless.
When she’s
not writing, she’s reading, hanging with her young daughter or designing book
covers. She currently lives in Canberra, Australia.
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