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Tapped by Liz Crowe – Book Tour + #Giveaway

21/02/17

Tapped
The Brewing Passion Series #1
By Liz Crowe
Genre: NA Romance
When wealthy brewery owner Austin Fitzgerald meets sexy saleswoman Evelyn
Benedict, angry sparks fly. They seem destined to clash, until a hot
hookup in a cold beer cooler changes everything.
For Austin, it’s a life-altering moment that sets him on a path away from
his birthright, while Evelyn must face her fears about committing to
a man considered the playboy of the micro-brewing world.
The power of preconceived notions nearly tears them apart—until they
meet up with brew master Ross, who opens their eyes to a deeper, even
more erotic connection.
But three strong personalities don’t
always make for the best emotional mix and when a simple
misunderstanding causes chaos, it’s up to Ross to somehow repair
the tattered shreds of their relationship.
tap-excerptSensing the heat of Evelyn’s fury as he finalized another large order, he excused himself and made his way toward the restroom. The tuning-fork sensation had morphed into a dull ache centered in his gut, which steadily made its way down to his balls.

When he emerged—after splashing water on his face enough times to calm the hardening in his jeans—he almost plowed straight into her. He gripped her arms to keep her from falling and the impulses that had bounced around in his brain since the morning nearly brought him to his knees. He dropped his hands and looked away, swallowing back the urge to say something, anything, to convince her he wasn’t such a bad guy.

“Sorry.”

Her voice was flat. He took a step back, stopped only when his butt hit the wall. The space between them filled with near-visible silence, but he didn’t move.

“I don’t know how I’m doing it, but the longer we work together, the more sales I make, and the more you hate me. Clue me in here, Benedict. I thought sales were the goal of the day.” He crossed his arms, holding them close to his chest so she couldn’t gauge how shaky his hands had gotten.

She swallowed, and he watched the exquisite warm peach hue of her skin redden. Admiring the line of her neck, her jaw, the plump fullness of her lower lip as she bit it, a nervous tic he’d love to come to love, if she’d let him, Austin sensed himself falling deeper into a very scary hole. Her ongoing silence took on a life of its own.

“Well? I left my secret-sales-goal decoder ring at home. You obviously have a different agenda for today. I get it. ‘Prove to the rich boy he doesn’t have what it takes’ is fine, but we could have saved some time if you’d just told me first.”

She opened her lips, then pressed them together and shouldered past him. He watched, fascinated, as his hand reached out of its own accord and snagged her arm. She stopped, stared at it, then up at him. When he realized the blue of her eyes was brighter because of tears, he hesitated. Female tears always unnerved him, but his chest tightened in a thoroughly alarming way at the thought of having caused her unhappiness.

He let go. “Sorry. I didn’t mean to…”

In a split second, her beautiful face was within inches of his. “Don’t flatter yourself. I’m just pissed off. You’ve had that effect on me since I first laid eyes on you, so yeah, I guess I set you up. But apparently, all your country-club, private-school time has been worth it. Bullshitting comes naturally to you. And that’s all this job is. A whole barrel of bullshit.”

She stomped away before he could speak or, even better, grab her and kiss her. The space she vacated quivered with anger. But her crisp perfume stayed in his nose and he had to clench his hands into fists to keep from shoving her up against the wall and kissing her until she saw it his way.

Amazon best-selling author, mom of three, Realtor, beer blogger, brewery
marketing expert, and soccer fan, Liz Crowe is a Kentucky native and
graduate of the University of Louisville currently living in Ann
Arbor. She has decades of experience in sales and fund raising, plus
an eight-year stint as a three-continent, ex-pat trailing spouse.
Her early forays into the publishing world led to a groundbreaking
fiction subgenre, “Romance: Worth the Risk,” which has gained
thousands of fans and followers interested less in the “HEA” and
more in the “WHA” (“What Happens After?”).
With stories set in the not-so-common worlds of breweries, on the soccer
pitch, in successful real estate offices and at times in exotic
locales like Istanbul, Turkey, her books are unique and told with a
fresh voice. The Liz Crowe backlist has something for any reader
seeking complex storylines with humor and complete casts of
characters that will delight, frustrate and linger in the imagination
long after the book is finished.
Don’t ever ask her for anything “like a Budweiser” or risk bodily
injury.

 

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Seraphina’s Initiation by Sheena Hutchinson – Release Day Blitz

20/02/17

 


Seraphina’s Initiation
Seraphina Series
Book Two
Sheena Hutchinson
Publication Date: 2/20/2017
Publisher: Sheena Hutchinson LLC
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Page count: 298
ASIN: B01N1ON9GY
Book Description:
Seraphina Cross is unexpectedly thrown into this crazy, spiritual world of Angels versus Demons.Never did she expect to meet Nate who was just a figment of her imagination. Now she finds herself moving in with him because of her innate responsibility to protect her loved ones from harm.
Finally beginning to feel at home in her new house and with her new relationship. Nate begins training Sera in all that she can do, surprising even himself at times. Just when she is starting to feel safe and powerful, Lucifer finds a new way to attack her at her most vulnerable.
When her dreams are no longer a gift, can Sera control the powers needed to defeat what’s coming before Lucifer fulfills his promise to her?
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About the Author:
Sheena is a born and raised New Yorker, even her writing can’t seem to hide her hard sarcasm. She claims destiny has lead her back to her true passion for writing. 
She constantly strives to be a positive role model and writes stories that empower and inspire. Sheena always roots for the underdog, believes in love at first sight, and that everyone should have their happily ever after.
While God is currently still writing her love story, she continues to put all her effort into her writing as she is constantly getting new inspiration.
For more info, updates, and fun facts visit her online:

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Only a Duke Will Do by Tamara Gill – Release Day Blitz

20/02/17

 
Only a Duke Will Do
To Marry a Rogue Series
Book Two
Tamara Gill
Genre: Regency Historical Romance
Publisher: Entangled – Select Historical
Date of Publication: February 20, 2017
Number of pages: 300+
Word Count: 80,000
Cover Artist: Erin Dameron-Hill
Book Description:
Without a Season, Lady Isolde Worthingham captured the Duke of Moore’s heart at a country dance. But on the eve of her wedding, a scandal that rocked the ton and sent her fleeing to Scotland alone and unwed, leaves her perfectly planned future in a tangle of disgrace and heartbreak.
Merrick Mountshaw, the Duke of Moore loathes the pitiful existence he hides from the ton. With a scandalous wife he never wanted, who flaunts her many indiscretions, life is a never-ending parade of hell. When the one woman he loved and lost returns to London, he knows he can no longer live without her.
But vows and past hurts are not easily forgotten. Love may not win against the ton when a too proper Lord and Lady play by the rules.
Excerpt:
“I’ve lost him.
And I love him still.” Her voice broke at the realization.
Her mother
shushed her, pulling her into an embrace. “I know, darling. I know you do. But
there is nothing for it now. You will have to return with us to Dunsleigh.”
Isolde thought
of all she had lost, not just Merrick, but her future, their plans. Their trip
away to the Continent, Paris, Rome, and all the delightful places in between
that they were going to visit, crumbled in her chest like her heart. “He’s
really going to marry her, isn’t he?” Even saying such a thing sounded absurd,
and yet it was the truth. The truth as she would know it from tonight onward.
“Yes, he is.”
Her mother’s face was a mask of concern and pain. “I’m so sorry, darling. You
did not deserve this.”
Isolde strove to
calm down before her sobs woke her sisters and they started with their meddling
questions. Her body hiccupped for breath; her eyes, so swollen and sore, hurt
when she blinked.
“Come, you must
sleep.” Her mother helped her stand, and Isolde didn’t fight her decree.
Tiredness would succeed over her mind and, for a sweet moment, she’d forget
what had transpired this night. It was enough to make her lie down and try.
She settled
under the blankets. The maid knocked on the door and her mother ushered her into
the room, taking possession of the glass of whisky and a cold compress. Isolde
downed the drink in one gulp, grateful for the burning amber liquid and the
cooling cloth against her eyes.
The tears
started afresh when the comforting embrace of her mother wrapped around her,
pulling her close and holding her as if to never let her go. Not since she was
a child had her mother acted in such a way, and some of the despair left her,
knowing she had the support of her family.
She would need
them in the months to come.
She took a
shuddering breath. How could a night once filled with so much excitement and
anticipation twist into such despair and horror? Rolling onto her side, the
ring Merrick had given her pressed into her cheek.
She held out her
hand and looked at the cluster of five round diamonds, each of them encased in
a bed of silver and sitting on a band of gold that was etched into a leaflike
pattern. The ring had been Merrick’s grandmother’s, and it had been the most
beautiful gift Isolde had ever received.
But no longer.
Now it represented a fractured circle of trust, pulled apart and unfixable.
She yanked it
off, unable to throw it no matter how much she longed to. She reached over and
placed it on the cabinet beside her bed, looking at it as it twinkled prettily
under the candlelight. The ring and its beauty were as fickle as its owner.

 

About the Author:
Tamara is an Australian author who grew up in an old mining town in country South Australia, where her love of history was founded. So much so, she made her darling husband travel to the UK for their honeymoon, where she dragged him from one historical monument and castle to another. A mother of three, her two little gentleman in the making, a future lady (she hopes) and a part-time job keep her busy in the real world, but whenever she gets a moment’s peace she loves to write romance novels in an array of genres, including regency, medieval and time travel.
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The Realm Enforcers Series by Rebecca Zanetti – Cover Reveal

17/02/17

Join us for the stunning new covers for the Realm Enforcers Series by Rebecca Zanetti!
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Realm Enforcers 1-3 Bundle
Releasing- 3/14/2017
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If you love Rebecca Zanetti’s Dark Protectors, try the wicked hot
Realm Enforcers, together for the first time . . .

Wicked Ride

Seattle vice cop Alexandra Monzelle’s short skirt and sex-kitten
heels are tools to lure her suspects into talking about the deadly
new drug hitting the streets. But Kellach Dunne is complicating
matters. An affair with an immortal like him could undo
everything—including every bit of her resistance . . .

Wicked Edge

When Coven Nine Enforcer Daire Dunne spots Cee Cee across a Titan’s
of Fire party, it’s not long before she’s back in his apartment.
Where after one overheated kiss, she drugs Daire and steals valuable
files that can’t fall into enemy hands. The second he comes to, the
hunt is on . . .

Wicked Burn

Irish witch Simone Brightston didn’t get to her position on the
high council without serious power. But of all the men she’s known,
Nikolaj Veis is the hardest to intimidate. So when he pulls up on a
roaring bike and tells her to climb on or fight it out, the only
thing to do is grab a handful of jacket and hold on tight . . .

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Wicked Ride
Realm Enforcers Book 1
Released6/23/2015
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Alexandra Monzelle is a hard-fighting, heat-packing Seattle vice cop, and she’s not
much interested in being protected. Her short skirt and sex-kitten
heels are tools to lure her suspects into talking about the deadly
new drug hitting the streets. She can take care of herself and then
some. Unfortunately, she can’t seem to get that through to Kellach
Dunne.

Kellach is a fresh import from Dublin, and he’s
landed at the heart of a vicious motorcycle club that deals in guns,
narcotics, and mayhem. He’s all male, all rough power—and all
interference in her damn investigation. Maybe he’s one of the good
guys. Maybe not. Lex knows an affair with an immortal like him would
risk everything. No matter how delicious he looks…

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Wicked Edge

Realm Enforcers Book 2

Released- 11/10/2015
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Daire Dunne is more than ready to take a quick break from his duties as a
Coven Nine Enforcer. When he spots a sexy blonde across a Titan’s
of Fire party, it’s not long before she’s on the back of his
Harley on the fast track to his apartment. Unfortunately, one
overheated kiss in, the woman drugs Daire and steals valuable files
that can’t fall into enemy hands. The second he comes to, the hunt
is on . . .

Now that Cee Cee has the information to take down an enemy that destroyed
her family, she can implement her perfect plan for revenge. Nothing
will stop her, not even a shockingly sexy enforcer barging into her
life. Not even the spectacular, fire-branding sex engulfing them. But
if Daire ever figures out who her family really is, all bets are off
. . .

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Wicked Burn
Realm Enforcers Book 3
Released – 6/7/2016
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Simone Brightston knows she can beat the rap her enemies are pinning on her.
An Irish witch is nobody’s fool, and she didn’t get to her position
on the high council without serious power. But her cousins want her
to hide out—and they somehow convinced her arch nemesis to play
getaway driver.

Of all the men she’s known, Nikolaj Veis is the hardest to intimidate.
With his demon-dark eyes and his inscrutable beauty, he’s as
desirable as he is dangerous. And he knows better than to
underestimate Simone. So when he pulls up on a roaring bike and tells
her to climb on or fight it out, she grabs a handful of jacket and
holds on tight. Running from the law may not be the smartest plan.
But when it comes to Nick, hot pursuit and a blazing fast ride are
exactly what Simone’s looking for . .

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Wicked Kiss
Realm Enforcers Book 4
Releasing- 7/4/2017
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Working as an informant for the DEA, Victoria Monzelle is used to living on
the edge. But she’s not a big fan of getting kidnapped. And
definitely not by a bunch of bad boy witches with fancy-colored fire
to shoot at people. So when Adam Dunne shows up and claims to be a
witch enforcer, she’s not going to put her life in his hands based
on his word, no matter how smooth and smart and beautifully Irish his
words sound. But on the run from a tribunal of witches, she isn’t
going to make it far . . .
Before she knows it, Adam’s word is all that stands between her and
execution. Sophisticated, just-gotta-ruffle-him Adam has vowed to
make her his one eternal mate, wild and unpredictable as she is—to
save her from a sentence of certain death. But Tori isn’t
interested in being anyone’s pity date. And if they think she’s
unpredictable now, they should see what’s coming next . . .

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Wicked Bite
Realm Enforcers Book 5
Releasing – 8/01/2017
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As she hunts for a drug lord killing her fellow witches, all Tessa
Lansa’s instincts point to the Grizzly motorcycle club. That might
be because their leader, Bear, is the strong, silent shifter type:
warm brown eyes and more muscle and alpha male than any woman can
ignore. Which makes Tessa’s plan to seduce and betray him all the
more dangerous . . .

Bear doesn’t trust the curvy, blue-eyed witch. But Tessa can heal the
injuries that sap his strength. And since he can’t stop thinking of
her lush body and teasing smile, her plan to mate him to reclaim her
own power is highly tempting. Just one problem. Once a desire this
wild is loose, no one will ever control it . . .

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WICKED KISS and WICKED BITE now for exclusive content!
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling
author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator,
Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner – only
to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who
claim them. She writes contemporary romances, dark paranormal
romances, and romantic suspense novels.

Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the
Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures
to weave into her stories. She resides in the wild north with her
husband, children, and extended family who inspire her every day—or
at the very least give her plenty of characters to write about.

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Exit Signs by Patrice Locke – Book Tour + #Giveaway

17/02/17

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Exit Signs
by Patrice Locke
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Researcher Tracy Price is trying to find a dead writer and forget a live
musician.
Rock star Jesse Elliot is sure Tracy is demented, and she believes he
wouldn’t recognize the truth in a lineup of Bibles. Their only hope
is to stop trying to read each other’s minds and start speaking
their own.
Anyone who has ever had a crush, felt betrayed, or been forgiven will
appreciate Tracy’s struggle to claim the life she never knew she
wanted.

Jesse raked some strands of his blue-black hair away from his forehead. The hair fell right back onto the shoreline of his face like a wave on a beach. I thought of the cliché movie scene where the action cuts to an agitated ocean to symbolize sex. I cleared my throat, and ordered myself to get a grip.

Instead, I surprised us both by asking him my name. “Tracy Price?”

Yes.” He confirmed my identity. “It’s nice to meet you.”

He was all-business; I was all over the place.

This was how a romance novel would begin, and, as the designated hero, he was free to relax and be two-dimensional for now. I’d provide the script because I thought I knew the genre, but I had it wrong from the start because, on second thought, he was from another planet. He had to be. And if this was science fiction, anything could happen. Aliens are tricky.

When he sat next to me I wanted to leap up and run away. Instead, I asked, “How do you like Albuquerque?Very original, Tracy. What I wondered was, How does it feel to look like you do?

I like it,” he said, answering both my questions. “I like it so far.”

I felt a surge of power. “I bet. And how long are you staying?” Or, more to the point, would it be too forward of me to sit on your lap?

I can’t say yet. Maybe six weeks? This was kind of an unexpected trip.” Bingo. Both questions addressed.

This was working. Let me know when you decide about the lap thing. I covered my mouth for a fake cough to clear my head.

We were silent. I was contemplating his perfection. Maybe he was, too.

As a journalist, Patrice Locke wrote a lot of stories with unhappy and
even tragic endings.
Facts are facts, and a writer doesn’t mess with facts.
But fiction is another world. Patrice began writing novels, where she can
control the endings and make them as happy as she wants. The best
thing about fiction, she says, is having time to think before her
characters speak, so they can say the things most of us only come up
with after the perfect moment has passed.
She loves to write, read, and watch romantic comedies where life always
turns out the way it should. Her only obsessive relationships are
with semicolons and Oxford commas.
Though she doesn’t like to brag, Patrice is an award-winning artist. She won
a gold and diamond watch when she was 13 for decorating a turkey
drumstick bone to look like Batman. Alas, that was her last
recognition in the fine arts.
Patrice lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, not far from her daughter Kaitlin,
eight hours from her son Trevor, and way too many miles from amazing
grandsons Alexander and Zackary.
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Savage Woods by Mary Sangiovanni – Cover Reveal

16/02/17

SAVAGE WOODS
by Mary SanGiovanni
Genre: Horror
Pub Date: 9/26/2017
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author Mary SanGiovanni returns with a terrifying tale of madness,
murder, and mind-shattering evil . . .
Nilhollow—six-hundred-plus acres of
haunted woods in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens—is the stuff of urban
legend. Amid tales of tree spirits and all-powerful forest gods are
frightening accounts of hikers who went insane right before taking
their own lives. It is here that Julia Russo flees when her violent
ex-boyfriend runs her off the road . . . here that she vanishes
without a trace.
State Trooper Peter Grainger has
witnessed unspeakable things that have broken other men.
But he has to find Julia and can’t
turn back now. Every step takes him closer to an ugliness that won’t
be appeased—a centuries-old, devouring hatred rising up to
eviscerate humankind. Waiting, feeding, surviving. It’s
unstoppable. And its time has come.
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Mary SanGiovanni is the author of the
Bram Stoker nominated novel The Hollower, its sequels Found You and
The Triumvirate, Thrall, and Chaos, as well as the novellas For Emmy,
Possessing Amy, and The Fading Place, as well as numerous short
stories. She has been writing fiction for over a decade, has a
masters in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University, and is
a member of The Authors Guild, Penn Writers, and International
Thriller Writers.
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When Jack Trumps Ace by Debbie De Louise – Release Tour + #Giveaway

16/02/17

When Jack Trumps Ace
by Debbie De Louise
Genre: A Romantic Comedy Jewel Heist Novella
Jackie Riordan’s in trouble . . .
When her jewel-thief father is caught in the middle of a heist, Jackie
makes her getaway to his ex-jail pal’s apartment. a man called Ace,
who lives in an upscale neighborhood of Chicago. What she doesn’t
count on is falling in love with him and becoming his partner in
crime. She also doesn’t expect to compete with Ace’s old flame or
deal with his cat Roxie who causes her allergy attacks.
All bets are off . . .
After Jackie discovers clues left by her father which lead her to a
treasure that Ace may have stolen, she contemplates her next move.
Should she trust Ace and believe her father gave him the money, or
head home to her mother, a religious hypocrite who would have no
qualms about ratting out her own daughter to the cops?
Things that sparkle aren’t always Diamonds . . .
Before Jackie can decide who the good guys really are, she finds herself
atop the Willis Tower carrying her father’s ashes in her pocket and
aiding Ace in the largest jewelry heist of his life. Things go
terribly wrong, and Jackie’s only choice seems to be to walk away
from Ace or face imprisonment.
Debbie De Louise is an award-winning author and a reference librarian at a
public library on Long Island. She is a member of Sisters-in-Crime,
International Thriller Writers, and the Cat Writer’s Association.
She has a BA in English and an MLS in Library Science from Long
Island University. Her three published novels include Cloudy Rainbow,
A Stone’s Throw, and Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Solstice
Publishing, 2016) that has been on the Amazon bestseller list for
cozy mysteries. Debbie has also written articles and short stories
for several anthologies of various genres. She is currently working
on the third Cobble Cove mystery and a psychological thriller. She
lives on Long Island with her husband, daughter, and two cats.
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