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August 2019

New Release: The Guarded Heart, #ContemporaryRomance by Blair LeBlanc is Available Now!


Title: The Guarded Heart
Author: Blair LeBlanc
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 25, 2019

He’s my silent shadow. A cold, unfeeling giant with a voice that’s all grit. A man of few words who undresses me with his bedroom eyes. Whose rare smile makes my heart backflip.
He’s thirty.
I’m nineteen.
He’s my bodyguard. I’m the daughter of a senator. 
He’s my first. I’m one of his many conquests.
He’s distant as the moon, but I’m hopelessly falling for him.
He’ll protect my body, but shatter my heart.
Because Cassian isn’t made for white picket fences. He’s built for pleasuring a woman. Protecting her.
No matter how safe I feel in his arms— It won’t last.
A scandal might ruin my father’s campaign. It wasn’t what I planned, but Cassian seized me— heart, body, and soul.
I can’t let him go.
I’ll see this through the bittersweet end.


“OMG! This book is a roller coaster! Cassian and Rain are just WOW!” – JSD

“I absolutely fell in love with Cassian and Rain. Their chemistry was sizzling hot their characters were well developed and the storyline flowed smoothly” – Kate

“Easily drew the reader in from the very start and kept rapt attention through the very end, never wavering. The characters were powerful, endearing, enjoyable, and conveyed true emotions clearly felt by the reader.” – Rudy

“The story of Cassian and Rain becomes a fast favorite as you read about how this couple comes together despite swearing to not fall in love. An absolute must read!” – Jennifer Lamb

“This was such a wonderful story. I just couldn’t put it down. I stayed up almost all night reading it. I loved the plot twists and the characters. I can not wait for the next book.” – Crystal


Blair LeBlanc is an author of Contemporary Romance and lives in Seattle with her two ill-behaved cats.
Before she settled in Seattle, she lived in Northern California where she studied English Literature at San Jose State University. She pursued a career in medicine before making an about-face to write full-time. She also pens psychological thrillers as Rachel Hargrove.
She enjoys beer tasting, live music venues, and singing her heart out at horrified bar patrons.


Release Blitz: Interception (Love Triangle Duet #1) #ContemporaryRomance by Lisa Suzanne is Available Now!



Title: Interception
Series: Love Triangle Duet #1
Author: Lisa Suzanne
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 29, 2019


All I wanted was a second chance.Now I’m torn between the pro football player and the rock star, the one I
always wanted and the one I was too blind to notice, my high school sweetheart
and my best friend.

Is it possible to be in love with two different men at the same time?

The answer is yes, and I don’t know how to choose one without hurting the other…
and myself. I need to figure out which man belongs in my future and which is
better left in the past.

Will the football player grab the top spot in my heart, or will the rock star
make his own interception?

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Coming Soon
Releasing September 12, 2019
Author Bio
Lisa Suzanne is a romance author who resides in Arizona with
her husband and two kids. She’s a former high school English teacher and
college composition instructor. When she’s not chasing her toddler or cuddling
her newborn, she can be found working on her latest book or watching reruns of Friends.


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Release Blitz: The Best Moments (The Amherst Sinners #2) #BullyRomance by Elena Monroe is Available Now!



Title: The Best Moments
Series: The Amherst Sinners #2
Author: Elena Monroe
Genre: Bully Romance
Release Date: August 20, 2019
College turned out to be my first everything.
Giving up and running home wasn’t an option.
My life was stained by absentee parents, a night of regret
still haunting me, and living so controlled I barely felt anything, but white
knuckles before I met Oliver. 
Least he was a stain I wore proudly.
One pretty face made me feel everything.
For that, all I wanted was to save Oliver from his past more
than myself.
Isn’t that what unconditional love is?
College was supposed to be my second chance.
I was working on my third.
I broke her heart in record time.
Everyone leaves and no one ever comes back. I knew that
best. Even Layla.
The guilt of another regret weighted too heavy. So heavy, I
invited my demons back in to soften the blow.
I added more mistakes to my bad reputation.
Everyone was right about me.
It was never my demons, she was never the cure, and I’m
simply a pretty face with an ugly past.
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Author Bio

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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Cover Reveal: Loving The Game (Thirty-Something in the city: The Lunchtime Sorority #1), #ContemporaryRomance by Bailie Hantam is Releasing Sept 17th 2019


Title: Loving The Game 
Author: Bailie Hantam 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: Thirty-Something in the city: The Lunchtime Sorority #1 
Cover Designer: Destiny Productions
Release Date: Sept 17th
She was his first love. He believed they had the rest of their lives ahead of them. That was before she left without a backward glance. Now, Tyler Beyers is at the top of his game as one of the best rugby players in the country. He’s living the good life playing the game he loves with women begging for his attention. The last thing he needs is the melodramatic blast from his past.
He was her first… everything. Jill Sanders will never forget the hurt she saw in Tyler’s eyes when she walked away. It took all her strength not to give in to the guilt that plagued her. He was her home, her forever and everything that ends in hurt. When their lives are once again entangled, everything Jill once felt comes rushing back to the surface. 
Will she be strong enough to walk away from Tyler for a second time? Will he let her?


They said their goodbyes to Tyler’s parents. As they walked out of the door, Jill looked up at him. “I do believe that’s three points to me.”
He pushed her passed the people roaming the hospital corridor. He wasn’t stressed or rushed but she could feel the strain of his hand on her lower back. 
They rounded the corner and he pushed her against the wall. He leaned both his hands on either side of her head, effectively caging her in. “Are you sure you want to play that game with me?”
His face was inches from hers, forcing her to look up at him.
“What?” Jill was not going to let him intimidate her. To the contrary the harshness of his tone was turning her on. “You worried you’re going to lose.”
The corners his mouth lifted, making her stomach flip. It all felt far too familiar. “Sweetheart, you want to make a competition of who can turn the other on the most? You have no idea what I’m capable of.” Jill smiled. He really did think he was all that. “I do know what you’re capable of. Remember?”
He leaned in closer. His warm breath tickling her neck. “You remember what I’m capable of with my dick. My hands. My tongue. And that was ten years ago.”
Her nipples hardened at the memory of the one night she’d spent with him. She was incapable of speaking so he continued. His head dipping closer to her ear, his voice low. “You have no idea what I can do with just my words.”
Oh, she was getting a very good lesson on that. Still, she could have the last word. “You seem to be under the misguided notion that I haven’t learnt a thing or two in the last ten years.” His smile widened. “I look forward to seeing it. Challenge accepted.”

2019 Debut Author, Bailie Hantam, hails from sunny South Africa. She has been writing stories from as early as she can remember. After finally deciding to take it seriously five years ago she finally hit publish in March this year. She writes both Contemporary and Paranormal Romance and will be venturing into the world of Romantic Suspense in 2020. 

She is blessed to have a very supportive family who have encouraged her every step of the way. She’s a series binger (of both books and screen); a stationary hoarder and an avid reader. When she’s not writing you can usually find her curled up next to her two border collies either reading or writing in her journal.







New Release: Secret Indiscretions (Carson Cove Scandals #2) ~#ContemporaryRomance by Kelli Callahan is Available Now!


Title: Secret Indiscretions 
Author: Kelli Callahan 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: Carson Cove Scandals #2 



Top 100 Amazon Bestselling Series

“I don’t care if it’s complicated. I want you, and when I want something, I fight for it…” – Jon Alcott

I didn’t plan to fall in love with my new boss. He needed a date for his best friend’s wedding and I was so grateful for my new job that I agreed to it. Yeah, he was the hottest guy I had ever laid eyes on, and his dark, piercing stare made my knees weak, but it wasn’t like we were really dating. It was just for pretend…

Until it wasn’t…

The lines got blurred.
I was in his arms, and we weren’t pretending.
His touch made my pulse race.
His kiss set my heart on fire.
And one secret indiscretion led to another…

It was a scandal waiting to happen, and we were in over our heads before we even realized it.

A full length emotional standalone with suspense, steam, and a HEA.






Kelli writes hot and steamy romances with delicious alpha males who will not stop until they get the women they crave exactly where they want them. Kelli’s heroes are tough as nails, hot as sin, and underneath the rough exterior is a heart of gold begging to be unleashed. If you think you can tame them, you’re probably right, but it won’t be an easy journey. 

Make no mistake, Kelli’s stories will give you the happily ever after you need, but they’re also steamy and packed from cover to cover with exactly what you’re looking for late at night when you leave your panties by the door. 
If you would like to contact Kelli, she can be reached at





Cover Reveal: Alpha Bully by Renee Rose, Bully Romance with a Paranomal twist.

USA Today bestselling author Renee Rose delivers on this intense bully romance with a paranomal twist.


Her mom robbed my dad of his job. Destroyed his life.

Now I have to look at her every day.

The girl next door. A human. A hot little nerd.

She doesn’t belong here—not in Wolf Ridge,

not at our high school, definitely not in my life.

She doesn’t know what I am.

Which makes it all the easier to take revenge.

I will bring her to her knees. Pierce her heart.

Make her bleed. For me.

All for me.

NOTE: This New Adult book features steamy scenes with characters over eighteen and is for an audience that is also over eighteen.


USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR RENEE ROSE loves a dominant, dirty-talking alpha hero! She’s sold over a half million copies of steamy romance with varying levels of kink. Her books have been featured in USA Today’s Happily Ever After and Popsugar. Named Eroticon USA’s Next Top Erotic Author in 2013, she has also won Spunky and Sassy’s Favorite Sci-Fi and Anthology author, The Romance Reviews Best Historical Romance, and Spanking Romance Reviews’ Best Sci-fi, Paranormal, Historical, Erotic, Ageplay and favorite couple and author. She’s hit the USA Today list five times with various anthologies.










Release Blitz: Loving Fox (Skullz Ink #5, Allie and Fox Duet #2) ~ Genre: Contemporary Romance by Lynne Leslie is Available Now!


Title: Loving Fox

Author: Lynne Leslie

Series: Skullz Ink #5, Allie and Fox Duet #2

Genre: Contemporary Romance



Two years ago I fell in love with a woman that wasn’t mine to fall in love with.

With no other choice, I stood by watching as she lost everything, until all that was left was a shell of her former self.

And I let her drag me down into the darkness with her.

It’s hard to compete with a ghost, but I’m determined for her to see me as more than the friend I’ve been.

So, I fight the only way I know how—down, dirty, and with the buzz of my tattoo needle.

My name is Fox Beckett and this is how I won Allie’s love.

Loving Fox is the conclusion of the Allie & Fox Duet.







I stop us in the middle of the road at the first stop sign I come to. There’re no vehicles behind us so I take the time to pull the penny from the console and hand it to Allie.

She glances from the penny to me before holding her hand out. “What’s this for?”

“Our date.”

She looks down at the penny trying to figure out what it has to do with us going out on a date. When she looks back up at me, there’s confusion in her eyes.

“I take it you haven’t heard of a penny date?”

She shakes her head slowly, curiosity written on her face.

“Okay. So, I need you to choose a number between ten and twenty.”

Her Excitement builds when she realizes I actually have a plan for the penny.


“That will be how many times we flip the coin before we get to our destination. Heads, we’re gonna go right. Tails, we’re gonna go left. Are you ready?”

She bites her lip and nods her head.

“Flip the penny, Red.”

I’m not worried about running out of places to go. Kentucky is full of backroads. Sometimes they lead somewhere, sometimes they don’t. That’s going to be the fun of this date. We could end up on a date in someone’s front yard for all I know.

The first flip lands on heads and begins the journey to our destination. It continues that way for some time. She flips, calls out what it lands on, and I turn us in that direction. The tenth flip sets us on a backroad that carries on for a while, so we settle in and enjoy the scenery. Conversation consists of mundane things, the more important things waiting for when we stop for our picnic. I’m familiar with so much about Allie, but there’s still so much more I want to learn. You’d think I’d know the simpler things, such as her favorite food or color, but I don’t. Before she went to rehab, there wasn’t time for simple. Now that we have it, I want to take it all in and not miss out on anything. Even the small things most people wouldn’t consider important.

My eyes glance from the empty road to Allie when I feel her wiggling around. She stretches out across the seats, laying her head in my lap and sticking her feet out the window. I want to scold her for being reckless, not wearing a seat belt, but as I glance down at her and the huge smile she has on her face, I can’t open my mouth to utter the words. Instead, my foot eases off the gas to lower my speed, protecting her as much as I can while still allowing her that freedom, and my fingers tangle in her hair as a small smile flirts with my lips.

She hums to the radio, her feet dancing in the air, her fingers twirling the penny in between them. The last time I saw her this happy was before tragedy struck. She was happy on some of the days we shared, but she wasn’t happy. This level of happy—I’d give anything to see this level of happy on her face for the rest of my life.

My fingers move in and out of her hair, my eyes staying glued to the road in front of me, except for the occasional glances down at her when I can’t hold out any longer. Each time the truck stops, she flips her penny, smiles up at me and tells me head or tails. Gazing down at that smile while we sit at the stop sign, I think about the words she said to me before we left her house.

I trace the smile with my finger and repeat her words back to her. “That right there is what made it so difficult.”

“Made what so difficult?” she whispers.

Not falling in love with you,” I whisper back.

A tiny hiccup from her lips fills the cab of the truck while her eyes water. “Tails,” she whispers.

I trace her lips one last time, send a wink her way, and turn left.

I pull into the field that the last penny flip leads us to. Wildflowers dance in the breeze, birds flit in and out of trees, and I realize that we couldn’t have been led to a better spot for our date.

Allie raises up to see where we came to a stop at and lets out a small gasp of delight. She turns to me with a bright, toothy smile. “It’s beautiful, Fox.”

“It is,” I reply, gazing at her instead of the view outside.

Her tinkling laugh bounces around the cab. “C’mon,” she demands opening her door and climbing out.

I smile and shake my head, glad that she’s having fun, and follow her from the truck. Before I shut the door, I grab the blanket from behind the seat.

“What do you need help with?” Allie asks as I grab stuff from the back of the truck.

“Nothing. I can get it.”

She looks at the stuff in the bed and back to me with a raised brow. “That’s a lot of stuff.”

“It’s a cooler, a hot sack, and burlap sack with our utensils and shit.”

“Fine,” she huffs. She glances at the blanket tucked under my arm. “At least let me carry the blanket.”

I hand it over without fuss because I can tell she really wants to help. I grab the cooler in one hand and the hot sack and burlap bag in the other. Allie waits for me to lead the way. Glancing around, I try to find the best spot for us. There’re two weeping willows toward the middle and I realize I couldn’t have picked a better spot.

“There,” I nod toward the spot and lead the way.

“Perfect,” she whispers as she follows behind me.









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Fighting For Phoenix (Skullz Ink #1)

They’re in for the fight of their lives in order to have their second chance at love.

Forgiving River (Skullz Ink #2)

To fight the past, they must confront the monsters from their nightmares and hope they survive.

Healing Saint (Skullz Ink #3)

Will their newfound love crumble beneath the weight of the past and the scars that threaten to break them?


Author Bio

Mom. Fiancee. Wine Drinker. Hot Mess. Even bigger Walking Disaster. Fluent Sarcasm Speaker. Word Writer. Collector of Readers Hearts. Taco Lover. Book Nerd.

Lynne lives in the quiet country with a bossy mister and two little divas. If you don’t catch her with her nose in a book or her fingers scribbling on paper, she’s usually right in front of the television with her family. She loves anything that glitters and has a weird habit of collecting pens. She thinks seafood is disgusting, beach sand is the devil, and Tom Hardy is life.

Want to stay up to date on all things Lynne? You can find her on any of her social media platforms!

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New Release: Ruined by A.K. MacBride ~ #ContemporarySingleParentRomance is Available Now!

Ruined by A.K. MacBride is now LIVE!

Get Your Copy of Ruined Now!


I have no space or need for it.

I’m perfectly happy with my little girl

being the only woman in my life.

Then Zoe Carlisle comes waltzing into my town

looking sinfully sexy and troubled as hell.

Although my mind warns me

that this woman and her secrets will ruin me,

my heart is yelling that I need to protect her

—no matter what the cost.

“A.K. MacBride definitely knows how to tug at your heartstrings! I’m ready to melt into a puddle of goo, after reading Eli and Zoe’s story.” –Sharing My Book Boyfriends

“If you are looking for a second chance, light-hearted, easy and fun read, this is your book.” –The Sassy Nerd Blog

“This was a beautiful small town romance, sugary sweet in the best of ways with enough suspense to keep readers captivated.” – The World Was Hers For The Reading

Author of romances that leave you with ALL the feels.

She likes her coffee big and strong and her chocolate sinfully dark.

Living in a small town in South Africa, she’s afforded the luxury of being surrounded by mountains and waking up to birds singing their morning songs.

In addition to her coffee and chocolate obsession, she can’t say no to cheesecake or pastry.

When she is not creating emotional reads that tug on heartstrings, she’s busy being a wife to her best friend and a mom to a sassy little girl (whom she wouldn’t want any other way).

She just so happens to love stalkers, so don’t be shy and get your stalk on.

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📝Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 Stars to A Cowboy Under The Misteltoe by Jessica Clare ~ #HolidayRomance is releasing October 15th 2019 ~ “A Must Read!”


“This was a fantasic book, and I highly recommend it!”

A Cowboy Under the Mistletoe

Jessica Clare

Genre:  #romance #HolidayRomance #ChristmasRomance #ExMilitary 

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  October 15th 2019

Read:  August 26th 2019  *Review Copy provided via NetGalley

POV:  Third-person alternating perspectives

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Synopsis:  A Cowboy Under the Mistletoe

‘Tis the season for starting over for one military man turned cowboy in this new novel by the New York Times bestselling author of The Cowboy and His Baby.

Former Navy master-at-arms Jason Clements is down on his luck and calling in one last favor. His cousin has secured him a job opportunity as a cowboy working at Price Ranch in Wyoming. Too bad Jason has never even saddled a horse. If he can keep this job without his PTSD getting in the way, it’ll be a Christmas miracle.

Local busybody Sage Cooper loves Painted Barrel something fierce, but it’s time for her to move on. Since her father passed away, the family ranch feels too big for just her, and there’s no chance of finding a husband in this small town. To the rest of the world, she’s just another local fixture, known for her closet full of ugly Christmas sweaters and being perpetually single.

It isn’t until Jason shows up in desperate need of a cowboy crash course that Sage discovers a tall, dark, and handsome reason to stick around. And with the holidays coming up, Sage is in need of a date for a special event—maybe they’ll turn out to be each other’s best Christmas present.

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📝My Review📝: 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

A Cowboy Under the MistletoeA Cowboy Under the Mistletoe by Jessica Clare

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh, I loved this book so much!
Why haven’t I read this author before now?
If I could give this book more than five stars, I certainly would. This author wrote in a way that tugged every one of my heartstrings. At some point we all say, “every now and then a certain book will come along and once you finish, you are left will long sigh, a huge smile and a feeling like you’ve been awarded something special,” Well that was A Cowboy Under The Mistletoe for me. A truly endearing, heartwarming, poignant story. I am absolutely going to put time aside and read more from Jessica Clare.

Sage and Jason…..
This is a story that you’ll need to experience each emotion your own, so I’m not going to tell you anything that will take away from that. Sorry, no spoilers.

Sage grew up in a small Wyoming town called Painted Barrel. While she is friends with everyone in town, Sage still feels very much alone. Sage made a decision that once the Spring rolled around, she would sell her ranch and move on to a larger town where she can start over and hopefully find love. With her longtime crush (never noticing her for more than his friend) getting married, Sage realizes she needs a change. It’s time.

Jason Clements has a story. An endearingly, heartbreaking story. He desperately wants to fit in, wants to finally call someplace home rather than jumping around from job to job. Employment is something Jason is struggling with due to his PTSD. While Sage had me sad for her loneliness, Jason’s story had my heart bleeding. That said, I really appreciated how the author wrote his struggles so I could experience them with him. I was sad when he was sad. When Jason was afraid, I was scared with him. And when he found love, I was teary-eyed, not to mention, relieved.

This book was so perfect for a Christmas romance.

I don’t want to say anything more other than this is a must read and I recommend you check it out when it releases mid-October. This book will leave you truly feeling warm and exudes that special feeling that is in the air around the holiday season. A Cowboy Under The Mistletoe has all the feels, and then some.

This is my honest and unbiased opinion. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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