Friday, February 22, 2019

*Reveal* The Marriage Plan by J.S. Cooper

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The Marriage Plan, an all-new contemporary romance by New York Times bestselling author J.S. Cooper is coming March 28th, 2019
Cover Designer: Anna Crosswell
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“I bet I can get married before you, Eloise Sanders.” That was the challenge that my best friend, Bryce Hawkins drunkenly issued to me on the evening of the day I’d moved in and become his roommate and told him that I had a plan to get married within two years.
Bryce has been my best friend since Kindergarten and we’ve both suffered through each others crazy relationships. In a nut shell, we both suck at love. However, now that I’m back from teaching English abroad, I’m ready to focus on meeting my Mr. Right. Only Bryce doesn’t believe that I have what it takes to be in a long-term relationship and I’m so ready to prove him wrong.
I’ve always known that Bryce is a womanizer; with what seems like a different woman every month, so I’ve no worry that I will win the bet. But things in our friendship have started to get weird: seeing him without his shirt on has suddenly made me see him in a different light and sharing his bed to watch movies at night has me thinking naughty thoughts. Not to mention that he’s been oddly confrontational and rude about the dates I’ve been going on.
I want to win the bet, but now I’m wondering if the man I want to marry has been under my nose all along.
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About J.S. Cooper
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New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author J.S. Cooper is a true romantic. Born and raised in London, England, Jaimie Suzi now lives in the USA with her dog Oliver and a house full of books. Jaimie loves to read and write romance and she loves hearing from her readers, so feel free to contact her anytime.
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Miss Devon's Choice by Sally Britton *Valentine Countdown Blitz*




Sally Britton is a bestselling indie author, with four historical romance novels. She contributes to the Historical Hussies blog and teaches a young writer’s class at her local library. Sally received her BA in English from Brigham Young University. She’s always read voraciously and eclectically. 

Sally started her writing journey at the tender age of fourteen on an electric typewriter and she’s never looked back. Sally lives in Arizona with her crime-fighting husband, four children, and their dog. She loves researching, hiking, and geeking out over her favorite books and movies.




A scarred and lonely viscount and an independent young woman are forced into an arranged marriage. What hope do they have for a happily ever after?

Rebecca Devon lives under the severe eye of her aunt and the iron will of her father. Though she wears what she is told and befriends the people they choose for her, she spends every moment longing to do as she wishes. Knowing freedom will only come through marriage, her hopes for a happy union are stolen away when her father arranges her marriage to a complete stranger.

Christian Hundley, Lord Easton, has learned the hard way that English society won't accept a person who looks or behaves differently than their ideal. He has hidden himself away from scornful eyes for years, until his aging grandfather takes matters in hand and finds Christian a bride. Knowing he must agree to the marriage, Christian shields his heart. If the whole of society cannot accept him, why should his bride?

Rebecca knows she must have love in her life, but Christian is convinced there is nothing so fraught with danger and pain as entrusting one’s heart to another. Rebecca does everything she can to change his mind, but Christian is determined to remain aloof. Can an arranged marriage ever be anything other than a business partnership?

While this is the fifth book in the Regency romance series, Branches of Love, it can be read as a stand-alone romance.



Q&A With the Author:

·  Tell us about things you enjoy — what you do for fun or personal satisfaction besides writing?
o I have a house full of children, so my favorite thing to do is spend time with them, helping them grow their talents and interests.
·  When did you first realize you were an author?
o I always loved writing and wanted to be an author. But I didn't realize I could actually do it until 2017 when I met a mom just like me who had already published several books. 
·  Have you done anything writing-related, but besides actually writing your books, that seemed to get a lot of positive response? Something that encouraged you?
o This is the craziest thing ever, but I used to write in a historical roleplay game online. I had hundreds of people reading along, not even participating in the game, to see what would happen next. That got me super excited. People liked what I wrote!
·  What is the thing you struggle with the most while writing? And how do you defeat it?
o I really struggle with giving my characters a lot of conflict to overcome. It's difficult to make life hard on them. But stories need conflict, especially to encourage character growth. My critique partners help me get my work where it needs to be.
·  What is the “message” of your writing? (For example, is your purpose to encourage old-fashioned values, encourage romance, or do you have different purposes in different books?)
o My purpose in my romance novels has been the same for a long time, but I spell it out most clearly in Miss Devon's Choice. I want to convey the message that I've always believed in - love is a choice. It's not something that happens by accident, or something we have to wait to fall into our laps. We make the choice to love people, to show them that love. 
·  Are your characters/stories/scenes, etc. based on anything in real life?
o Sometimes there are little things based on real life. There's a line in this story about Rebecca cheating based on an incident from my childhood. And Christian's love for his cousins is how I always felt for mine. Real life inspires all artistic endeavors, after all.
·  What are your future projects?
o I just released a novella as part of a new series called Forever After. I, along with four other incredible historical romance authors, are hoping to build a brand up around this series. I also have one more book to release in the Branches of Love series, and it should be out in May. Finally, I'll be publishing the first book in a brand new series this spring, too. 






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*Release/Giveaway* Stalk Her by Ker Dukey


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KER DUKEY 

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STALK HER


A DUKEY’S DARK DELIGHTS TITLE.

A collection of Dinky (small) Dark reads.


by KER DUKEY
Ever get that feeling you’re being watched?
You probably are.
Her sad eyes.
Her thick lips.
Her long dark hair.
Her quickening of breath.
Her hurried footsteps.
Her undiluted fear.
The anxiety a woman has when she knows she’s being followed does something to the sadistic animal inside me.
We all have issues, mine just run a little deeper than most.
My sister and I had a childhood tarnished by an abusive parent.
We grew up two very different breeds of our mothers’ creation.
Then I discover the beautiful, yet broken, Alice Young.
She’s seeking advice, a place to unburden her thoughts.
What she gets is a dangerous, callous predator who wants to quench his thirst with her tears.
My precious, Alice, feels so alone, but she’s not alone.
I’m watching her.
Erik Ross feeds on the fear of others.
Alice Young may prove to be too damaged, for even his appetite.



STALK HER

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Meet Author Ker Dukey 

I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bedtime stories with my sisters. I wanted to be an actress growing up so I could live many roles but I learned early on that my
mind was too active… I would want to change the script. I would watch films and think of ways they could have improved the story if they took another direction so I thought it best that I tell my own.
My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made of light, some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.
When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.
You can find me on Facebook where I love interacting with my readers.



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THINK TWICE by Stephanie Rose *Release*


When your heart is warring with your head, there’s no time to Think Twice.


Title: Think Twice
Author: Stephanie Rose
Release Date: February 22, 2019


One couple risks it all, while the other may lose everything...

At eighteen, PJ was full of dreams. She was on her way to becoming a serious artist and moving across the country, away from the unrequited, tortured dream of her much older brother’s irresistible best friend, Dylan. But when she forced herself to let that dream go, she never expected it to bounce back and refuse to let her.

One fall may have cost Jack everything. After being severely injured while responding to a fire, he lost the girl, the use of his leg, and possibly the career he’s dreamed of all his life. While away at rehab, he connects with Danielle, his physical therapist and a girl from his past. She can heal him in more ways than one, but she’s nursing her own wounds.

When your heart is warring with your head, there’s no time to Think Twice.

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Stephanie Rose is a bad-ass New Yorker, a wife, a mother, a former blogger and lover of all things chocolate. Most days you'll find her trying to avoid standing on discarded LEGO or deciding which book to read next. Her debut novel, Always You, released in 2015 and since then she's written several more—some of which will never see completion—and has ideas for a hundred to come.



Would Be King by Kim Karr *Pre Release*


I dare him not to fall in love with me... Would Be King by Kim Karr releases on February 27th!
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A dare turns into so much more… All I want to do is get to work on time. But a Prince Harry look-a-like is trying to steal my cab. And that’s not going to happen. In the midst of the battle, I discover I lost my wallet. So I bargain—a free ride for a kiss. His lips taste like mint, and when he tugs me closer, I can feel the hard muscles beneath his expensive suit. The kiss ends just as we reach our destination, and I rush out without so much as a goodbye. But fate, that bitch, Has us pounding on the same locked door. Already knowing I’m going to be fired, I curse my new boss and his new rules. The hot suit laughs, And dares me to tell my new boss what a dick he’s being. With nothing to lose, I accept. Never in a million years could I have imagined he is my new boss. Dating him is against the rules. His rules. He doesn’t seem to care. Turns out he’s more than a rulebreaker. He’s royalty…and in danger. When Prince Maximus Montgomery tells me we need to keep things quiet, I taunt him with a dare of my own. Unbeknownst to me, it’s a dare that could cost him his life. Is it too late to take it back? There’s a reason rules aren’t meant to be broken… And finding that out is the hardest thing I’ll ever have to do in my life.
This is a STANDALONE romance.



About the Author: Reader * Chocolate Lover * Writer * Coffee Lover * Romantic * Beach Lover * Yoga Beginner Kim Karr is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of eighteen novels. Best known for writing sexy contemporary love stories, she enjoys bringing flawed characters to life and creating romances that are page worthy. Her stories are raw, real, and explosive. Her characters will make you laugh, make you cry, make you feel. And her happily-ever-afters are always swoon worthy. From the brooding rock star to the arrogant millionaire to the Football Player. From the witty damsel-in-distress to the sassy high-powered businesswoman to the boutique owner. No two storylines are ever alike. If Kim’s not writing, you can find her wandering through antique stores with her husband, trying out new fitness classes with her sons, venturing out to new coffee shops with her daughter, or with her nose stuck in a book. Link with Kim! Website: http://www.authorkimkarr.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKimKarr Twitter: https://twitter.com/authorkimkarr Instagram: https://instagram.com/authorkimkarr/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6644044.Kim_Karr Amazon: http://amzn.to/2k8QjDi Newsletter: http://bit.ly/kimkarr_newsletter

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Kill Switch by Penelope Douglas *Blog Tour*

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Kill Switch by Penelope Douglas
Release Date: February 11th
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Kill Switch, an all-new standalone dark romantic suspense by Penelope Douglas.
WINTER
Sending him to prison was the worst thing I could’ve done. It didn’t matter that he did the crime or that I wished he was dead. Perhaps I thought I’d have time to disappear before he got out or he’d cool off in jail and be anything but the horror he was.
But I was wrong. Three years came and went too fast, and now he’s anything but calm. Prison only gave him time to plan.
And while I anticipated his vengeance, I didn’t expect this.
He doesn’t want to make me hurt. He wants to make everything hurt.
DAMON
First thing’s first. Get rid of her daddy. He told them I forced her. He told them his little girl was a victim, but I was a kid, too, and she wanted it just as much as I did.
Step two… Give her, her sister, and her mother nowhere to run and no fuel to escape. The Ashby women are alone now and desperate for a knight in shining armor.
But that’s not what’s coming.
No, it’s time I listened to my father and took control of my future. It’s time I showed them all—my family, her family, my friends—that I will never change and that I have no other ambition than to be the nightmare of their lives.
Starting with her.
She’ll be so scared, she won’t even be safe in her own head by the time I’m done with her. And the best part is I won’t have to break into her home to do it.
As the new man of the house I have all the keys.
Kill Switch is suitable for readers 18+. While it can be read as a stand-alone, all of the characters are developed throughout the series. The first two books, Corrupt and Hideaway, are now available through Kindle Unlimited!
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Excerpt:
WINTER “I’m sixteen, and I’ve never been kissed.” I put my hands on his chest, feeling my breasts grazing his body. “I waited for you.” “Winter…” “I waited for you,” I repeated, panting and brushing his lips with mine. “But I won’t wait forever.” I layered my lips with his and dipped my tongue out, flicking his lip as I rolled my hips on him. The unmistakably hard ridge of his cock rubbed against my panties through his jeans, and I moaned. He grabbed me under my arms, holding me up to his face. “That better not be a threat,” he bit out. And then he took my face in one hand and snatched up my lips, biting my bottom one, almost chewing it like he was starving. He groaned, I whimpered, and we both gave in, holding each other in our arms, our mouths melting together. I was fast and clumsy, and I couldn’t keep up with his kisses and tongue in my mouth, but I loved every second. He nibbled and bit and took with force, gripping the back of my hair to tip my head back and eat at my neck. He moved from my throat to my chin to my jaw and then back to my mouth, and I clutched at his shoulders, tugging on his sweatshirt as I dry-humped him. God, I couldn’t stop myself. He felt so good. It was like an itch that I needed to scratch more and harder. I tugged at my bow tie, unable to breathe. Pulling it loose, I unbuttoned my top button, finally feeling freer and diving in, hugging him to where he was sucking on my neck. My hips moved back and forth, grinding into him “Winter…” he groaned, pulling back. “I don’t want to…” I picked up pace, and he grabbed my ass, helping me move. “Don’t want to what?” I gasped out. “Make you dirty.” I slowed, touching his mouth with mine and kissing him softly. Why would he think that? “You won’t.” I shook my head, touching his face. “We won’t go all the way. We’ll just play.” He breathed out a laugh. I kissed him, and he dug his fingers in again, making my body explode and every inch of skin come alive. God, I loved it when he did that.
About Penelope: Penelope Douglas is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her books have been translated into fourteen languages and include The Fall Away Series, The Devil’s Night Series, and the stand-alones, Misconduct, Punk 57, and Birthday Girl. Please look for Kill Switch (Devil’s Night #3), available now.
She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and their daughter.
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With The Magic by Donna K. Weaver *Valentine Countdown Blitz*









Award-winning author, wife, mother, grandmother, Harry Potter geek, Army veteran, karate black belt, and online gamer girl.






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As the eighth earl of Kellworth, Gareth is accustomed to getting what he wants. Then he encounters a woman he suspects is from the future--a utopian future that he feels compelled to see. He intends to get what he wants, but it will involve dealing with fae magic. And that could lead to disaster--for his heart.



Dr. Catherine Ryan is drawn to the handsome guest at Twickenham Manor, with his odd combination of childish excitement and old eyes that have seen too much pain. She loses her heart to him before she discovers the truth of when he’s from. Now she faces the biggest decision of her life!






Q&A With the Author: 

Tell us about things you enjoy — what you do for fun or personal satisfaction besides writing?

Besides spending time with my family, I love to read. I like to do the Goodreads Reading Challenge. Last year I read 165 books. Now, most of those were audiobooks because I don't have time to sit and read. Another thing I love to do is play League of Legends, an online video game. It's so fun to play with my family members.

When did you first realize you were an author?

This may be arbitrary, but I'd classify being a writer as someone who writes. I became an author when I became published. So with that definition, I became an author in June 2013.

Have you done anything writing-related, but besides actually writing your books, that seemed to get a lot of positive response? Something that encouraged you?

I write a mean set of city council minutes. I did that for over twenty years.

What is the thing you struggle with the most while writing? And how do you defeat it?

I guess distractions are the biggest conflict. I can be writing along, and I need to open my browser for research. *squirrel* When I'm really struggling, I have software called Anti-social that helps. I turn it on and it keeps me from opening social media.

What is the “message” of your writing? (For example, is your purpose to encourage old-fashioned values, encourage romance, or do you have different purposes in different books?)

Probably the biggest theme I hear reviewers comment on the "family." Frequently, it's about people who create their own "families" from friends.

Are your characters/stories/scenes, etc. based on anything in real life?

I draw a lot on my own experiences or those of people I know or have read about. It's a lot of taking an experience and asking a bunch of "what if" questions. I don't tend to write about real people, but I've had a couple of characters that were inspired by real people. More that they were fodder for "what if" questions.
What are your future projects?

This is going to be a busy year for me.
* I have another book in my Billionaires of REKD series coming out on St. Patrick's Day. It's called The Luck of the Billionaire, and it includes a trip to Ireland. Appropriate, right? There will be another two of them that will come out by the fall. 

* The next Twickenham Time Travel romance--For the Magic--will come out in the summer. 

* I have a romance that's a follow-up to my Christmas novella that should come out later this year. 

*This fall I'll begin releasing a new western novella series set in Wyoming in 1905.
  
* I'm also working on a young adult/new adult portal fantasy I'm excited about.

Hmmm . . . looking at all that I think I may need to clone myself.




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