Pacific Blue by Kristina Luckey #Contemporary #Romance @GiveMeBooksPR @kristina_luckey


 

 

Title: Pacific Blue
Author: Kristina Luckey
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Murphy Rae
Release Date: August 14, 2019

 

Blurb
Art first. Love later…or so she thought.
Sea life sculptor Piper Diaz is tired of being pressured to conform. She
is never marrying, joining her family’s investment firm, or moving from her
tiny industrial loft. Her sole focus is getting her artwork shown. And
screw anyone who’s told her to drop the hobby. Nothing
will stop her now that Pacific Blue Fine Art Gallery has agreed to show her
sculptures. Things are finally going her way…
That is until entrepreneur and businessman Alex Hutton purchases the
gallery and has zero interest in unknown artists. He gives her a choice to work
for him or quit.
Alex has sunk all his money into reimagining Pacific Blue and turning it
into a premier gallery. He won’t be distracted and certainly not by the
beautiful Latina glaring at him. Still, there’s something about Piper he can’t
shake, regardless of his heart-shattering past. Pacific Blue must open in a
month or he loses everything. Working alongside Piper might just cause him to
lose his heart along with his investment.

 

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Kristina writes multi-layered stories with characters that stay with readers long after the words The End. Her first work of women’s
fiction A Forgiving Heart received honorable mention for a novel excerpt in the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition sponsored by the
National League of American Pen Women. Her contemporary romance novels Pleasure Cove and Pacific Blue promise the same emotional
read, stunning California settings, along with strong, sassy heroines and heroes who will steal your heart. 
A California native, Kristina shares her love of the Golden State with readers through setting and culture in a series of contemporary romance novels. When she isn’t writing, she is exploring her state, traveling, looking for the best eats (she’s a major foodie), and spending time with her
family. 
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The Boyfriend Collector by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff @MimiJeanRomance @GiveMeBooksPR


 

 

Title: The Boyfriend Collector
Series: The Boyfriend Collector Duet
Author: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Earthly Charms
Release Date: December 18, 2018

 

Blurb
The Boyfriend Collector, by New York Times
Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff.
FIND MR. RIGHT IN 30 DAYS? CHALLENGE
ACCEPTED. 
Treated like a servant in her own home, twenty-year-old Rose Marie Hale can’t stop dreaming of her next birthday. It’s the day she’ll inherit a fortune, break
free from her cruel family, and finally start living her life—finish school, travel, find love. After a lifetime of hardship, it’s all she’s ever wanted.
But when Rose discovers she must marry before her twenty-first birthday to claim the money, she has no choice but to push herself out into the world in search of a man she can love and trust. Unfortunately, those are the very things that have been used as weapons against her.
With only a month to go, can she find true love? Or will her past hold her back, leaving her penniless and alone?
(Part One of Two)

 

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MIMI JEAN PAMFILOFF is a New York Times bestselling author who’s sold over one million books around the world. Although she obtained her MBA and worked for more than fifteen years in the corporate world, she believes that it’s never too late to come out of the romance closet and follow your dreams.
Mimi lives with her Latin lover hubby, two pirates-in-training (their boys), and their three spunky dragons (really, just very tiny dogs with big attitudes) Snowy, Mini, and Mack, in the vampire-unfriendly state of Arizona.
She hopes to make you laugh when you need it most and continues to pray daily that leather pants will make a big comeback for men.

 

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Out to Find Freedom by Lila Rose @LilaRose78 @GiveMeBooksPR #Contemporary #Romance


 

Title: Out to Find Freedom
Author: Lila Rose
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 30, 2019

 

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Death and pain.
They surround me. Hold me hostage, refusing to let go.
But I want to survive. Want to fight. I just don’t know if I have it in me.
Maybe dying would be better.
It’s the break in the shadows that gives me hope.
When I look at him, all I can see is light.
So now I’m out to find freedom.
Private investigator Ryan Warden doesn’t know he’s moved next door to people he would put behind bars in an instant. Nor does he realise a sleepless night
could lead him on the right track with the case he’s working on. He certainly doesn’t expect Emerson Spence. What he does know is he has to stay away from her. She’s been beaten and broken. She deserves to live freely while learning and experiencing things in life like any young woman should.
He’s too old for her. It’s better to stay away. If he can.

 

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Lila was born in Brisbane Australia, her step-dad was in the Army which caused them to move around a lot. They finally settled in country Victoria, Australia. Being the youngest of four children she admits she was spoilt a bit. Even drove her mum crazy when she refused to eat meat at a young age.Now, Lila lives with her husband and two children.

She started writing in 2013 and self-published the first of the Hawks MC: Ballarat Charter series- Holding Out. Since then, she has published eleven
other titles, which range from erotica, humorous romance, YA and paranormal. 

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Proper Impulse by Zeia Jameson #Contemporary #Romance @ZeiaJameson @inkslingerPR @JessicaE_PR @NazareaAndrews


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Author: Zeia Jameson

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Milo Cipriani is as straight laced as they come. Being a police officer doesn’t afford room for anything but upholding the law to the fullest extent. There are no blurred lines between right and wrong. Milo always does what’s right.

Juniper Jensen has a passion for helping those who can’t necessarily help themselves. Sometimes in a way that isn’t exactly legal. There is no harm in it as long as it’s for a good cause. Humanity is above the law. Juniper fights for that humanity.

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I stop at the bodega on the corner of Abercorn and Broughton. I am in desperate need of an energy drink and salty carbs, two things not commonly accessible at work. While standing in front of the cooler, trying to decide which flavor of radioactive neon liquid I want to consume, I feel a heavy, uncomfortable presence fill the space behind me.

“Don’t even think about tucking any of those under your shirt and stealing them.”

“What?”

I know exactly who it is standing behind me, extremely too close. The hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. A completely expected reaction to Officer Jackass.

The butterflies lightly fluttering in my stomach, however, is not expected at all.

I look over my shoulder toward him and crinkle my face.

“Try not to commit any crimes right now, please.”

I roll my eyes, open the cooler, and grab a random can, just to move away from him.

“I’m not a thief. And I’m certainly not dumb enough to try to stuff cold beverages into my clothes. I’d have freezer burn before I could even get out of here.”

I turn to walk away, but the broadness of his shoulders—of him—makes it almost impossible to move in any direction.

“Frostbite,” he says, with his stone-cold Terminator look.

“Huh?”

“You’d get frostbite, not freezer burn.”

“Oh, good grief, whatever. Now, please will you excuse me?”

He steps aside, but only slightly, and I shimmy myself past him sideways.

I head up to the counter and place my items down to be scanned. My entire body shivers. How can one person give me chills in a good and a bad way simultaneously? I try not to think on it too much. I’d like to get out of here before he tries to frisk me.

Mostly because I’m not entirely sure if I’d love or hate experiencing a frisking from him.

“Four forty-seven,” the clerk says. I fish around in my large bag. I know I have a five-dollar bill in here somewhere.

“Some of us have a job to go to. Will you hurry up, please?”

That fucking voice. It lingers in the air. It’s smooth and deep and sexy as hell.

And aggravating as fuck.

I swing my head up to meet his searing gaze. I also notice he’s holding the same damn bag of chips and drink I’m buying for myself.

Motherfucker.

I pull my wallet from my bag.

“You know what?” I say to the clerk, nodding my head back to Officer Jackass. “Put his stuff on mine too.” The clerk leans sideways to look around me. He punches the keys of the cash register a few times.

“Eight ninety-four,” he says. I slip my card into the chip slot and wait for it to process.

“For the love of God, what are you buying?” Officer Jackass mutters under his breath. He hasn’t picked up on the fact I’m buying his crap too. The card machine beeps. I take my card, place it back in my wallet, and grab my purchased items.

“Thanks,” I say to the clerk.

“Have a nice day,” he replies.

I turn to Officer Jackass. He rolls his eyes at me. I give him my most wicked “Fuck off” grin and flip him off. Most people might be scared to give a cop the finger. Not me. Not to this particular cop, anyway.

 

About Zeia Jameson:

Zeia Jameson’s passion for writing compels her to get into the zone and type until her fingers go numb. When not submerged within her own stories, she enjoys curling up in her large reading chair, snuggling underneath a blanket, and feeding her addictions of coffee and reading. She is fond of humor and laughter and believes these are elements that keep the world sane and spinning.

Zeia lives in Georgia with her husband and daughter, where they spend most of their time exploring recipes, bingeing on Netflix, and traveling as much as possible.

 

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THE DARE by J. Beck and C. Hallman @AuthorJLBeck @CassyHallman @InkSlingerPR @JessicaE_PR @NazareaAndrews


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Title: THE DARE

Author: J.L. Beck & C. Hallman

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About The Dare:

He was more than my bully, he was what living nightmares were made of…

“I dare you…” It started as a childish game played between two friends, that ended in heartbreak.

I knew him once.

A long time ago you may have even called us friends.

That was before I moved away, before my mother married his father, before my entire life fell apart.

I lost everything, my friends, my popularity, my future.

This was supposed to be my fresh start… my last chance at new… but it wasn’t it was real life hell.

Vance Preston used to be a poor boy with a soft smile and kind eyes.

He used to be my friend.

Now he’s God’s gift to women (his words not mine), disgustingly handsome, and filthy rich.

He can do whatever he wants, say whatever he wants, and hurt whomever he wants.

No one can stop him, and no one dares too.

He might as well be god.

And his newest target: me.

He dares me to defy him.

He dares me to fight back.

He promises he won’t stop…

….not until he hurts me, not until he breaks me.

But I’m not afraid, because you can’t break something that’s already broken.

**This is book two in the North Woods University Series. It can be read as a complete standalone and contains NO cliffhanger, NO cheating, and includes a HEA. Please be advised this series contains material not suitable for all readers. This is NOT a YA series.**

 

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Staggering backwards like I’m drunk I harden my gaze, “Entertain me con-artist, show me another use for that pretty mouth of yours, besides spouting off lies.”

“I hate you,” She spits through gritted teeth, the lustful haze diminishing in her eyes.

I hate myself too.

For wanting you.

For hating you.

For being stuck in this stupid house with you.

“Come on, we ain’t got all night…” I tisk, impatiently.

I’m so caught up in taunting her, in feeling the lick of hate her presence brings me that I don’t notice the slap coming towards my cheek until it’s too late. Her hand makes contact with my cheek, and my head flies to the side with the impact of the blow.

My jaw turns to steel and my temper ignites. I’m reacting before I even get a chance to stop myself. Reaching for her, my fingers curl around her throat, my hold is surprisingly gentle for the amount of bitterness flowing through my veins. Ava’s reaction to me is petrified fear and she starts to tremble when I lean into her face, giving her delicate throat a firm squeeze.

“If you’re going to put your hands on someone then you better be prepared for them to put their hands on you.”

“Don’t…” She croaks.

“What? Hurt you?” I tilt my head to the side, eyeing her heart shaped face. “I could never hurt you like you hurt me, you’ve done enough of that for the both of us. I’m merely trying to show you a sliver, a fraction of the pain you made me feel.” Feeling as if I’m seconds away from crashing and burning I release her, and take a step back. Then I turn to walk away. I’m done. Done with this cat and mouse game.

 

 

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J.L. Beck & C. Hallman are two ladies with a love for coffee, books, and the bad boys who live inside them.

They’re a dynamic duo who love writing all genres of romance, from erotica, to suspense. To date they’ve written ten books together and don’t plan to stop any time soon.

When they aren’t writing you can find them making jokes, discussing their next book, arguing over cover photos, and of course drinking more coffee.

They’re humble, and truly blessed to have found such amazing readers.

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Frat House Confessions: Ridge by Bethany Lopez @BethanyLopez2 @INKSLINGERPR #Excerpt


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Synopsis:

She has a broken heart and revenge on her mind…

Last year Karrie was riding high. She had a boyfriend she loved, a softball scholarship, and the best roommate a girl could have.

When it turned out her man was a lying, cheating ballsack, she may have gone off the rails a bit.

Now, it’s a new year and Karrie’s ready to build herself back up and move on to bigger and better things.

Still, a little revenge would go a long way in helping the healing process.

 

He’s got a plan for revenge that will suit them both…

Ridge is used to being the BMOC. Sergeant of Arms of his frat and the ability to land any chick within snapping distance has made life pretty easy for him.

His home life is another story. He and his brothers are in the middle of a battle between his socialite mother and asshole father.

Ridge is looking for a stand-in to placate his mother and her matchmaking ways, and he has a feeling he’s just met the girl he can perfectly mold.

This makeover has nothing to do with love and everything to do with Karrie and Ridge using each other to get what they want. What starts as a ruse soon becomes an attraction they cannot deny. When it’s all said and done, they’ll both have more to confess than a need for revenge.

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Ridge:

I was sitting there, chuckling and shaking my head, when I felt someone come up next to me and pat me on the arm.

I looked up and to my right to see Caitlyn, one of the Delta groupies, standing there with an armful of clothes and a smile.

“Hey, Ridge, how’s it going?” she asked.

My eyes flitted to the closed dressing room door, before coming back to rest on Caitlyn. We’d hooked up a couple times, but when she’d tried to move us toward a relationship, I’d quickly put a stop to it.

Not only did I not do relationships, but Caitlyn was almost as entitled as I was, and I needed someone who was a little more grounded. Who’d put me in my place and not let me walk all over them. Someone who’d call me on my shit and not get offended when I called them on theirs.

A mental picture of Karrie popped in my head, but I ignored it. Karrie and I would never work. First of all, she was hung up on her asshole ex, and second of all, she was simply a means to an end.

Not at all girlfriend material.

Guilt slammed through me at that stray thought, but I ignored it and answered the girl hovering over me.

“Can’t complain,” I answered, intentionally not continuing the conversation in hopes that she’d get the hint and leave me alone.

I looked back down at my phone.

“I heard Delta’s planning a rager for after Homecoming … something about making over girls into the perfect Delta groupies. Crush should have asked me to come be an example, not Bella. I’ve been hanging with Deltas for the last four years,” she continued with a pout.

I sighed and brought my gaze back up to her face.

“It was Crush’s deal, Caitlyn, I’m not involved in his shit.”

She smirked and replied, “That’s not what I heard. Word on the street is you picked a girl for a makeover, too. Drake’s girl.”

“Word on the street?” I scoffed, standing up and stretching, and shooting her a bored expression. “Your source is wrong. Karrie is more to me than a game Crush is playing with the rushes. And, she’s not Drake’s girl … She’s mine.”

Just then, the changing room door swung open, and Karrie walked out wearing a tight-fitting tube dress that showed off her curves, leaving little to the imagination. By the sweet grin on her face, and the way she crossed to me and put her arm around my waist, tucking into my side, I knew she’d heard everything Caitlyn and I had said.

“Hey, babe,” she cooed, pulling me tight. “I hope I’m not taking too long.”

I looked down at her upturned face and felt my heart accelerate.

“You’re worth the wait,” I said softly, my eyes falling to her lips as I remembered our kiss.

“Aww, you’re so sweet,” Karrie said, turning her attention to Caitlyn and repeating, “Isn’t he so sweet?”

“The sweetest,” Caitlyn replied, her tone implying I was anything but.

“And you are?” Karrie asked, one hand resting on my abs, causing me to flex.

“Caitlyn.”

“Hi, Caitlyn, I’m Karrie, Ridge’s girlfriend.”

I would have laughed at the shocked look on Caitlyn’s face, but I was too busy enjoying the feel of Karrie’s hand on me. I found myself wishing there was no barrier between that hand and my bare skin.

Caitlyn recovered and let out a disbelieving laugh.

“Ridge doesn’t date,” she said, like she knew the first fucking thing about me.

“Well, that’s obviously not true.”

Caitlyn looked to me, as if expecting me to prove her right and call Karrie a liar.

Instead I wrapped my arms around her and kissed the top of her head.

“I never saw a reason to date, then I met Karrie.”

Caitlyn’s eyes narrowed, and I knew she was pissed, like I’d just said she wasn’t good enough for me.

Which, honestly, was true.

 

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Edge of Desire by Jessica Marin @authorjessmarin


Title: Edge of Desire

Series: Let Me In, Book #3

Author: Jessica Marin

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer – Najla Qamber Designs

Release: December 6, 2018

 

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Blurb​:

International superstar, Sean Lindsey, finds himself in a tangled web of lies, lust and love, in this scintillating conclusion to the Let Me In series from Jessica Marin.

I have loved Cora Gregory since the first time I laid eyes on her.

Problem is, I’m not the one she wants.
My best friend is.
She is pure poison, whose venom I can’t seem to flush out of my system.


The only antidote comes in the form of Isla Jones, a longtime family friend, that I used to view as a little sister.
While I have been gone conquering Hollywood, little Izzy has grown up into a beautiful woman, with a sinful mouth and curves that ignite my desire for her.

 

A war has started between my head and my heart, confusing me as to who I should make mine.

The woman who has tormented my heart since I was fifteen?

Or the woman who has started to haunt my dreams?

One thing is undeniable.   
I’m teetering on the edge of desire, determined not to fall…instead I’m going to jump.

 

Author Bio:

Jessica Marin began her love affair with books at a young age from the encouragement of her

Grandma Shirley. She has always dreamed of being an author and finally made her dreams of

writing happily ever after stories a reality. She currently resides in Tennessee with her husband,

children and fur babies. When she is not hanging out with her family, she loves watching a good

movie, going dancing with the ladies, sniffing essential oils and daydreaming of warm beaches,

winning the lotto and world peace.

 

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Desperate by A.K. Evans @AuthorAKEvans @InkSlingerPR


Title: Desperate

Author: A.K. Evans

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Desperate:

Ekko Rose is no stranger to struggle. Even though she’s experienced more than her fair share

 

of hardship, she has dreams she wants to fulfill. But when another stroke of bad luck leaves her homeless, Ekko’s only option is to focus on survival.

Dominick ‘Dom’ Moore has had his eyes on Ekko ever since he saved her life several months ago. He kept his distance then because she was attached to another man. Now, seeing her living out of her car, Dom resolves to help her get back on her feet.

 

When Dom approaches Ekko, she wrestles with knowing her rightful place in the world and desperately wanting to latch onto something better.

Just as the pair fall hard for one another, Ekko’s streak of misfortune delivers one more blow. With their relationship thrown into a pit of despair and hopeless desire, Dom must crack the case he’s been trying to solve for weeks.

Because if he can’t, Ekko might be lost to him forever.

 

 

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“You can’t sleep out here tonight.”

“I’ll be fine,” she assured me.

“I won’t.”

“What?”

“Ekko, follow me and you can stay at my place as long as you need.”

She shook her head and vehemently refused. “I can’t do that. You’ve already been generous enough and you don’t even know me.”

I narrowed my eyes a bit before I teased, “I think I can protect myself if you try to harm me.”

She let out a laugh but quickly stopped herself. “That’s not what I meant.”

I barely heard her words because I was so intrigued by the sound of her laughter. It was captivating.

“I know,” I confessed. “I also know that you’ve fallen on some hard times and you need some help. There’s nothing wrong with that. I can help you.”

“Okay, but I don’t really know you.”

“I rescued you from an attempted abduction and we just had dessert together. You know I work for a private investigation company and that the local police know who I am because of the work I do. Do you really think I’d hurt you?”

She shook her head and responded, “No.”

“So you’ll stay with me then?”

“I don’t think I should.” She held firm in her decision.

“Fine,” I declared. “Then let me get you a hotel room for a few nights while you get your living arrangements sorted. There’s no deadline.”

“You would do that?”

There was no denying the surprise in her voice.

“Yes.”

“Why?”

I grinned at her before I answered honestly, “Because you need help right now and I’ve got the means to give you that help.”

Her lips parted, and my eyes dropped to them.

“What’s it going to be, sugar?”

“You’ve already given me so much,” she argued. “I can’t accept any more money from you.”

“Looks like you’re staying at my place then,” I noted as I crossed my arms over my chest and cocked an eyebrow. I couldn’t miss the heat that flashed in her eyes.

A moment later when I thought she was going to give in, she said, “I’ll get myself a hotel room.”

I held my hand out to her car door and said, “Lead the way.”

“What?”

“I’m going to make sure you have a safe, clean place to stay tonight.”

She sighed and got in her car. Once she started it up, I got in my truck and followed her out of the lot. Not much later, I pulled in behind her at what had to be the dumpiest, most unsafe motel in the entire city.

I hopped out of the truck, marched up to her door, and opened it. “Not a chance in hell you’re staying here,” I warned her.

She looked at the motel and back at me. “Why not?”

“I’m not convinced they even have beds here. Besides, if you moved out of your boyfriend’s place because you don’t want to be around drugs, then you shouldn’t be staying here.”

“Dom, this is all I can afford,” she croaked.

“Let. Me. Help. You.”

I enunciated each word so she’d understand just how serious I was.

“I can’t.”

“Why not?”

“Because you’re you.”

“Yes, I am me. That’s not really a good reason.”

“I have no business being anywhere near someone like you.”

What the fuck did that mean?

“Someone like me?”

“You’re going to make me say it out loud?” she worried.

Even though I had a feeling I knew what she was getting at, I returned, “Ekko, I have no idea what you are talking about. If you don’t want to tell me what that means then tell me that you’ll come with me back to my place where I’ll give you a safe, clean, comfortable place to stay for a few days while you get your stuff sorted.”

She closed her eyes and let out a sigh.

Finally, she gave in. “Alright, it’s not like my luck could possibly get any worse. If you kill me, you’ll really just be helping me out of a very difficult situation.”

I didn’t like hearing her say that.

“Nobody is killing you,” I asserted.

“I’m just saying…it wouldn’t be the worst thing that’s happened.”

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A.K. Evans is a married mother of two boys residing in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania. After graduating from Lafayette College in 2004 with two degrees (one in English and one in Economics & Business), she pursued a career in the insurance and financial services industry. Not long after, Evans realized the career was not for her. She went on to manage her husband’s performance automotive business and drive the shop race cars for the next thirteen years. While the business afforded her freedoms she wouldn’t necessarily have had in a typical 9-5 job, after eleven years she was no longer receiving personal fulfillment from her chosen career path. Following many discussions, lots of thought, and tons of encouragement, Andrea decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer.

Between her day job, writing, and homeschooling her two boys, Evans is left with very little free time. When she finds scraps of spare time, she enjoys reading, doing yoga, watching NY Rangers hockey, dancing, and vacationing with her family. Andrea, her husband, and her children are currently working on taking road trips to visit all 50 states (though, Alaska and Hawaii might require flights).

 

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The Heart of Him by Katie Fox @Ejbookpromos @authorkatiefox


Title: The Heart of Him
Author: Katie Fox
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 17, 2018
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs

Sixteen months ago, Cassidy Porter lost the love of her life.
Every day since has been a battle to carry on, but despite what her mother and sister say, she’s making progress—or is she?
When she receives an invitation to attend a banquet in honor of the organ donors and their recipients, she has every reason to guard what remains of her shattered heart.
Maybe this will be the closure she needs to finally mend its pieces.
For the last twenty-eight years, Samuel Copeland has been afraid to live.
Diagnosed with a genetic heart condition, he knows better than anyone that second chances don’t come along often. Since his transplant, he spends his days in the local coffee shop, watching and observing, trying to make sense of all he’s been given.
Grateful doesn’t begin to describe it.
When the opportunity to meet the person who was closest to his selfless donor presents itself—a chance to say thank you for saving him—he takes it.
What’s the worst that can happen?
Brought together by fate—or perhaps, something else entirely—the two form an unexpected bond, one that has them both asking: can two hearts be destined only to beat for each other?

 
Excusing himself to the restroom, Bob stood from the table and disappeared.

I pulled in a shallow breath at the momentary reprieve, my hand coming up and sliding across my breast bone as if it would magically release the pressure sitting there, and something caused my eyes to shift. I glanced over at the door, watching as a woman entered the hall.
Could this be? No. No way. She’s too…
What? What the hell was she?
Looking hesitant—her hand clenched around the strap of her purse—she padded over to the registration table. Natalie greeted her in much the same way she’d greeted me, and as she pointed in my direction, my gut somersaulted.
My muscles tensed.
A small, authoritative voice ordered me to look away, but I couldn’t take my eyes off her.
Brown hair, a few shades lighter than black, framed the gentle curves of her face, resting on her shoulders and along her back. Equally dark lashes blinked in what I assumed was nervousness as warm chocolate eyes peered into the distance.
I swallowed the sudden lump of “oh fuck” in my throat as she walked straight toward table number four and forced my gaze away from her.
My heart beat like a drum, my leg and knee twitching as my pulse sped up beneath my skin.
God, please don’t let this be her. Please don’t let this be her.
I focused my attention on my empty plate, concentrating all my thoughts on anything but this girl, this woman, who continued to carefully maneuver her petite frame around the scattered tables. It wasn’t until I smelled the sweet combination of vanilla and sugar that I sensed she was right beside me, and I gingerly turned my head to look at her, eager to catch another glimpse.
Jesus, she was beautiful.
In the direct glow of the light, her fair complexion resembled that of a porcelain doll, and the absence of any heavy makeup confirmed her age wasn’t far from my own. There was something almost delicate about her, as if she were splintered glass on the verge of breaking, and for reasons I couldn’t fathom or explain, I had this unusual urge to be the one to keep her together, to prevent her from falling completely apart.
Katie Fox was born in Florida and raised in Pennsylvania, where she still resides with her gamer husband and four-year-old son. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she is a sucker for a good love story. When she isn’t found spending time with her family, she typically has her nose buried in a book or is in her writing cave, giving life to the voices in her head. Since a very young age, writing has been her passion. Her works include, Moment of Weakness, World of Darkness, as well as her co-written titles, Whispers From The East and Beauty of a Monster.

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Credence Woods by Alexandria Sure @AlexandriaSure


Title: Credence Woods
Author: Alexandria Sure
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 12, 2018
Cover Design: Designs By Dana
Publisher: Beaumont Tower Press
Weight loss surgery ✓
Successful career ✓
Love … who has time for that?
Kennedy Hewson is absorbed with work. She hasn’t had a vacation in forever. Thanks to a streak of record sales, she’s been able to purchase a spectacular high-rise condo in downtown Chicago and acquire a boutique-sized collection of fabulous high heels.
While on location for work, and quite unexpectedly, Kennedy finds serenity with an unexpected person in an unexpected place, Credence Woods. Can she give up everything she’s worked so hard for, or will she say goodbye to Tennessee and the stranger who made her feel a sense of ‘home’ for the very first time?
Sometimes, you don’t know you’re missing something until you find it.

Alexandria Sure is from Michigan and adores her supportive family, her two rescue pups, and her mighty Spartans. Her coffee obsession leads her to writing in local coffee shops where characters come alive between salted caramel lattes and large cups of “cold brew extra cream two Splenda,” which are usually on the counter when she walks in because the baristas know her car. (Thanks, Biggby!)

When she is not writing, she spends a great deal of her time perfecting her craft. She is an active member of Capital City Writers Association and attends several writing conferences each year.

Sure’s first novel, Before Him Comes Me, is an unconventional romance of self-discovery, described by readers as “the first BDSM book with no sex.”

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