Thursday, October 31, 2019

*Reveal* Whiskey & Mistletoe by Aria Cole & Mila Crawford

Owen Brewer knows good whiskey. 

As the owner of Whiskey Heart Distillery he’s spent his life crafting quality spirits, but his success over the years has been empty without the other half of his heart. With whiskey-soaked memories of the one girl that got away torturing him on repeat, he’s retreated to the solitude of his business, but his exacting standards and firm control are about to be tested by the one holiday guest he never saw coming.

Misty Armstrong knows epic heartbreak. 

Her life has been in shambles since a tragic accident left her raising a kid sister alone. After years of moving, she’s ready for a reset--even if it means sacrificing her last meal to finally give her sister a good Christmas. But just when she thinks she’s been through it all--another setback finds them back in their childhood hometown, forcing Misty to confront the one person she’d rather be running away from. 

And now the only boy she’s ever loved is all grown up.

Warning: Words are exchanged and sparks fly when Misty finds herself back in Owen’s life again. Hold on to your candy canes, this is one holiday love story that’s sugar and spice and over-the-top naughty and nice.

Mila Crawford

Mila Crawford is a book lover and has been around them one way or another her whole life. She is a fan of happily ever afters, sassy heroines, over the top alphas, and most of all safe reads.

Aria Cole 

Aria Cole is a thirty-something housewife who once felt bad for reading dirty books late at night, until she decided to write her own. Possessive alpha men and the sassy heroines who love them are common, along with a healthy dose of irresistible insta-love and happily ever afters so sweet your teeth may ache. 

For a safe, off-the-charts HOT, and always HEA story that doesn't take a lifetime to read, get lost in an Aria Cole book!
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Fever by Donna Grant *Release*

FEVER by Donna Grant, NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author
Dark Kings Series, Book 16
Releases October 29, 2019

For centuries, the Dragon Kings have lived among mortals, forsaking their true selves. But for
Kelton, hiding in the realm of shadows—and existing only in the world of dreams—is no longer
an option. A human woman claims to know that he, like other dark warriors of his kind, is real.
That the legends about these powerful, seductive men with hearts ablaze are true. And that,
with just one embrace, Kelton could destroy her…or love her until the end of time.
Bernadette Davies is an anthropologist who knows better than to fall into the arms of a Dragon
King. But how can she resist Kelton when he’s so willing to share his secrets and bare his soul?
He hasn’t met a beautiful, trustworthy woman like Bernadette in…forever. But once they give
into their mutual desire, their worlds will never be the same. Soon Bernadette must face her
dilemma: Should she expose the truth about Kelton in the name of science? Or join him in his
battle with the dark forces—in the name of love?

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FEVER Excerpt
By Donna Grant
“Dragons are real.”
The words went through the small room of the restaurant reserved for special
meetings like a pistol shot. Today’s meeting was that of the local cryptozoologists.
Keltan wanted to be anywhere but there. Yet, Ulrik had sent him halfway across
Scotland to hear whatever Dr. Bernadette Davies had to say about her highly publicized
talk about dragons.
Keltan might have been shocked at the sight of her. He’d expected some older
woman in her sixties with gray hair, glasses, and at least two chins. Instead, he was met
with a vision that actually had his mouth hanging open. Straight black hair parted to one
side fell just past her chin that brought attention to her incredible cheek bones. Her large
jade eyes met everyone with determination and a calmness that proclaimed she wholly
believed everything she was going to talk about.
Her hunter green button-down shirt was willowy, molding tantalizing against her
breasts. And the black pants the shirt was tucked into made his mouth water when he
caught a glimpse of her perfect derriere.
Keltan had to bite back a groan when he saw the black stilettos she wore. He’d
always been a sucker for a woman who wore heels.
But it was the first three words out of her mouth that made him sit up straight and
pay attention. A jolt of dread and worry went through him so quick that his stomach
roiled viciously.
“We, as cryptozoologists work tirelessly to prove that such creatures exist,”
Bernadette continued. “Many of you know for certain that particular creatures you
believe in are real. For me, it’s dragons.”
“Do you have proof?” someone asked.
Keltan didn’t look to the voice. He kept his gaze locked on Dr. Davies. Now he
wished he hadn’t chosen a seat toward the back. If he’d sat closer, he wouldn’t have to
look around the various heads to keep her in view as she walked back and forth.
There was no doubt of the confidence she exhibited. And while there was a
chance she was one of the few off her rocker, Keltan didn’t think that was the case. As a
Dragon King, he and his brethren at Dreagan had gone to great extremes to hide their
true selves from humans.
But a few years ago, the Dark Fae had taken a video of the Dragon Kings in a
skirmish with them. The Dark released that video to the world, and speculation about
dragons soared overnight – and it had yet to diminish.
Now, humans looked to the sky constantly, making it harder and harder for the
Kings to shift, even on the sixty thousand acres where they lived. The magical barrier
surrounding Dreagan stopped numerous drones from mortals on a weekly basis trying to
see if Dreagan was the home of dragons.
It made every one of the Kings wonder if it was wise to have chosen the double
dragon as their logo as well as using the Celtic word for dragon as the name of their
Ryder, the one King who could create and work any electronic, was the one who
used his hacking skills to wipe the video of them from everything. Yet, the curiosity of the
humans had been woken. They wanted answers.

Ruin *Slay 2* by Laurelin Paige *Release*

RUIN (Slay #2) by Laurelin Paige Release Date: October 29th
Blurb: With her heart literally in his hands, Celia will have to try and bargain with a devil.
Edward Fasbender is my captor.
Trapped on this island he owns everything on--including, it seems, me.
He told me he would break me, but I thought he meant in the bedroom. It turns out Edward is playing a completely different game.
And he won't stop until he's ruined me.
Slay Two: Ruin is the second book in the Slay Quartet. Slay One: Rivalry should be read first.
Excerpt: Yes, she was calculating and manipulative, and she was very spoiled about getting her way, but that was all surface. She was an onion. There were layers and layers underneath, parts of her that she held away. Parts she showed no one. For whatever reason, I’d caught sight of what she kept hidden, whether she’d meant for that to happen or not, I couldn’t be sure. Regardless, I was captivated. There was so much to see there, so much to take down. So much of her to know and own and destroy and redesign, and like an old habit, I couldn’t break away.
She was an addiction, and I wanted to feed on it. She wasn’t supposed to be like that.
She wasn’t supposed to want to bend to my whims. She wasn’t supposed to open up and give what I asked for. She wasn’t supposed to be so eager to take what I gave her. She certainly wasn’t supposed to see past my own curtain, wasn’t supposed to ask to see more.
I’m here for this, she’d said.
About the Author With millions of books sold worldwide, Laurelin Paige is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author. She is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however.
When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones or Letterkenny, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She's also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn't do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio.
She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.

Release Blitz: Stud Muffin by Jiffy Kate


It’s hard to get revenge without getting a rap sheet.

Stud Muffin, an all-new friends-to-lovers standalone romance from Jiffy Kate, is available now!

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After Tempest Cassidy walks in on her husband banging her high school nemesis, her whole world gets turned upside down. She goes from being known as the Duchess of Muffins to the town crazy. Her new MO: revenge. Eventually, Tempest grows weary being arrested. Yet what choice does she have? If she’s not angry, then she’s simply . . . sad.
Just as she decides to get her life back on track, in walks Cage Erickson, the new bouncer at the local strip club. He’s scary-handsome and the polar opposite of her ex. She’s attracted to him, but she’s not looking for a rebound. He’s attracted to her, but he’s not looking for a serious relationship. So, they agree to be friends.
But when lines get blurred in the friend zone, will they both get burned? Or will it be a TKO?
'Stud Muffin' is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, can be read as a standalone, and is book#2 in the Donner Bakery series, Green Valley World, Penny Reid Book Universe.
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Jiffy Kate is the joint pen name for Jiff Simpson and Jenny Kate Altman. They’re co-writing besties who share a brain. They also share a love of cute boys, stiff drinks, and fun times.
Together, they’ve written over twenty stories. Their first published book, Finding Focus, was released in November 2015. Since then, they’ve continued to write what they know–southern settings full of swoony heroes and strong heroines.
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Monday, October 28, 2019

Blog Tour: Happy Trail by Daisy Prescott


"Happy Trail was a feel good, funny and heartwarming adventure with the usual Daisy Prescott charm.."-- T. Gephart, USA Today bestselling author

Happy Trail, an all-new opposites attract standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author Daisy Prescott, is available now!

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A man of few words, Ranger Jay Daniels values the calm, quiet solitude of the Great Smoky Mountains. Never quite fitting in with either side of his family, he prefers the company of birds and trees to people.
Yeah, he’d most definitely prefer a bird—any bird, any bird at all, take a vulture for instance—to the human-tornado hybrid that just blew onto his peaceful stretch of the Appalachian Trail.
The path of true love never has run smooth for Olive Perry. After getting dumped and promptly abandoned in the middle of her multi-month hike, Olive swears off men. Determined to finish the long trek by herself, she doesn’t need a prince—or broody and taciturn ranger—to save her.
Yet, when an early snowstorm threatens the mountains, and Ranger Daniels is charged with getting hikers to safety, that includes hot-tempered Olive Perry. Snowed in and forced to share an abandoned cabin, can Olive’s heated intensity melt Jay’s cool reserve?
And if so, will this happy trail lead to true love? Or will their time together be just another bump in the road?
'Happy Trail' is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, can be read as a standalone, and is book#1 in the Park Ranger series.
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“Can we drop the pretense of not being trapped on the wrong side of the fence with whatever bloodthirsty beast is making such a sound?” I squint into the distance, hoping narrowing my eyes will give me super strength vision. It doesn’t. I step behind Ranger Daniels for protection. “What are you doing?” He twists his neck to look down at me. “Hiding. I believe you took an oath to protect and serve.” “Pfft. You’re confusing me with a police officer. I’m here to engage, educate, and empower.” He moves so he’s beside me. “You carry a gun, don’t you?” “Sometimes. Do you see a holster now?” I scan his hips and shake my head, allowing my eyes to linger on the tight fit of his uniform pants over his strong thighs and the thick belt at his narrow waist. Ranger Daniels is packing heat, but not of the pistol variety. Is it hot in here, or is it just me? A distinct braying reaches my ears. “Is that a donkey?” I tip my head. “What would a donkey be doing up here? Makes no sense.” “Ask him. Or her.” I point at the gray beast moving toward us. “I’m a city girl, but I’m pretty sure that’s an ass.” “Well, I’ll be damned.” Jay removes his hat. Maybe he plans to shoo away our attacker with it? The gray form ambles toward us, letting out a loud bray and revealing large teeth. “Should we be worried?” I’m standing behind Jay again. “About a donkey? They’re mostly docile. He’s probably just curious.” Shifting his attention forward, he addresses our new friend. “Hey there. Where’d you come from?” The donkey halts. “See? He’s fine. Probably thinks we’re bringing treats.” “And what will he do when he realizes we’re showing up to his house empty-handed?” I’m half mocking. In my world, not bringing a hostess gift is an unthinkable breach of etiquette. I have no idea about the social decorum for equines. “Let’s go.” Jay encourages me forward with a sweep of his hat. We take several steps and the donkey does the same without breaking eye contact, like we’re about to duel. There’s definitely a challenge, a mild threat in the eyes of our new foe. “Should we slowly retreat to the fence?” I whisper at Jay’s back. “Nah, we’re fine.” “Maybe he’s a guard donkey.” I slide a glance over my shoulder toward safety. We’re a dozen or so yards away, but it isn’t too late to make a quick escape. Jay’s eyes meet mine. “You know guard donkeys aren’t a thing.” “I’m a stranger in a strange land—anything’s possible.” I wait until he faces forward to stick my tongue out at him. He’s shaking his head and clearly not paying attention to me anymore as he stomps across the squishy field. Left with no choice, I follow after him. My boot slips in the mud, or donkey poop—it’s impossible to tell the difference. I squawk and flail my arms as I tumble forward in an awkward motion resembling the mating dance of an emu. The donkey’s ears prick up before flattening against his head. “Uh oh,” I murmur as I straighten up. “It’s fine,” Jay says for the dozenth time. Only he’s wrong.
About Daisy Prescott
Born and raised in San Diego, Daisy currently lives in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with her husband, their rescue dog, Mulder, and an imaginary house goat. When not writing about herself in the third person, Daisy can be found traveling, gardening, baking, or lost in a good book.
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*Release* Hold On To Hope by A.L. Jackson

A best friends-to-lovers stand-alone romance from NYT Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson

“My FAVORITE!! The love, the bond, the soul connection.... there will never be a love as destined and powerful and sweet and beautiful as the once in a lifetime love of Evan and Frankie Leigh!!!!!!!!”

~USA Today Bestselling Author Lauren Rowe

Ahhh, my loves!! IT IS HERE! IT IS HERE! I can't even express to you how freaking overjoyed I am over HOLD ON TO HOPE! This is my favorite book I have ever written, and Evan is absolutely everything - more than I ever could have imagined when I started writing. Evan and Frankie Leigh's story came to life in a way that absolutely CAPTURED me, heart and soul, and I am so excited and proud to share their story with you! 
✓ Best Friends-to-Lovers
✓ Second Chance
✓ Single Dad
✓ All the Feels
TITLE: Hold on to Hope
RELEASE DATE: October 28th, 2019
Evan Bryant wasn't your typical hero.
But he was mine.
Broken by the worlds’ standards, he was still the strongest boy I would ever know.
My best friend. The boy I’d given everything to. My heart, my body, and the promise of forever.
The day I’d needed him most, he walked away.
He left me shattered and questioning the love I’d thought we’d shared.
Three years later, I wasn’t prepared for him to return to Gingham Lakes.
It wouldn’t have mattered if he wasn’t the most beautiful man I’d ever seen.
My fingers still would have ached to caress his skin.
My body still would have begged to get lost in his touch.
And my heart . . . it would have always sung his name.
But time changes things. With it, secrets that could ruin everything. 
Can we find a way to love again, or have the fears of our past stolen the hope of our forever...

Don't miss the awesome giveaway for the Hold on to Hope release!

I can't wait for you to experience HOLD ON TO HOPE! I know you're going to ABSOLUTELY FALL IN LOVE with these two!! 
Read inspired ~ 

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.
Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, BLEEDING STARS, FIGHT FOR ME and CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART novels. Grab A.L. Jackson’s latest novel, HOLD ON TO HOPE, a best friends-to-lovers stand-alone romance.
If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.
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Roping Your Heart by Fabiola Francisco *Excerpt*

Roping Your Heart by Fabiola Francisco is so close to releasing. Small town, friends-to-lovers romance with a sexy cowboy. While you wait to hold Axel in your hands, read this excerpt! 

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I scrub my face as I walk into the dark kitchen. 
“What the…” I squeeze my eyes shut when the lights go on. “Fuck?” 
“You scared the living shit out of me.” I squint one eye open and see Lia tense, standing by the microwave. 
“What are you doing in here?” I rub my eyes and catch the time on the microwave—three-twenty-seven in the morning. 
“I couldn’t sleep. You?” I blink my eyes rapidly, adjusting to the light. 
“Same.” I clear my throat when the words come out hoarse. With a final squeeze, I open my eyes fully, and I stop moving. Lia’s wearing a thin t-shirt and pajama shorts. Hello, Lia’s nipples. I lean against the counter, and  discreetly adjust myself. 
“Do you want tea?” Lia crosses her arms over her chest and lifts a brow. 
“Sorry, what?” 
She lifts her mug as much as she can while keeping her chest covered. “Tea.” 
“Oh, no.” I shake my head. “I don’t drink that. I’m a man, for goodness sake.”
“Oooh-kay, macho man. Tea isn’t gender-divided.” She rolls her eyes and turns around, giving me a peek of her asscheeks at the bottom of her shorts. I close my eyes and throw my head back, holding in my groan. 
“Are you okay?” She turns around with a smirk, her eyes not hiding the fact that she’s taking in my naked chest. 
“Are you?” I toss back, raising a brow. 
“Yup.” She clears her throat. “I was going to head back to my room anyway.” 
I grab the cereal box from the pantry and the milk from the fridge, brushing against her as I open a cupboard to grab a bowl. Lia shivers but stands her ground. 
“Do you want cereal?” I lift the box. 
“No, thanks,” she shakes her head. “You’re crazy to eat that at this time. I’d never go back to sleep.” She blows the steam rising from her mug, her lips drawing me in as they purse together. 
Lifting my gaze from her lips, I take a seat on one of the stools and serve myself cereal before I have her as a midnight snack. The past week of living together has been an interesting experience. Thankfully, we both work long hours, or else the tension in the house would be doubled. 
Lia stares at me as I eat, standing on the other side of the kitchen. “You can sit down, you know?” 
“I was going to leave,” she shakes her head.
“Sit,” I tilt my head toward the stool to my right. She sighs and walks over, taking a seat. “Do you want a bite?” I hold out the spoon because she keeps staring at my bowl. 
“No, thanks.” Her nose scrunches up. She looks beautiful with her hair all messed up and a slight smile on her lips. It’s as if she doesn’t even realize that she’s always smiling. 
“Tomorrow is going to be a pain to wake up,” she glances over at the time. 
“You mean today,” I tease. 
“Ugh, yeah. When I got bored of tossing and turning, I came into the kitchen with the hope that the tea would make me sleepy. It’s not working, and now, I’m hungry watching you eat that.” Her eyes are glued to my bowl, her tea long forgotten. 
I scoop up a spoonful and hold it out. “Come on,” I urge her on. “If you’re not going to be able to go back to sleep, you might as well eat what you want.” She leans in, wrapping her lips around the spoon and takes the bite. Thoughts of her lips wrapped around something else swim in my head. 
“That is good,” she leans over the counter and grabs two napkins. Her shirt rises a bit, exposing her back, and her ass is in my face. My self-control is slowly slipping.

— ©2019, Fabiola Francisco

Releasing 11.14.19

Friday, October 25, 2019

Blog Tour: Sticking to the Script by Stella Weaver


Sticking to the Script, an all-new standalone in the romantic comedy Cipher Office series, from Stella Weaver is available now!

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Steven Thompson had a bad year. A string of mean, kinky (the alarming kind, not the good kind), and crazy dating debacles combined with a boss who appears to be experiencing male-prenatal-psychosis means Steven’s stress levels are high. They’re so high, he’s decided to quit dating and focus instead solely on his job.
Until he meets Dr. Ken Miles.
Doctor Ken Miles is having a fantastic year. His hard work is paying off in a big way . . . professionally. But his social life? Not so much.
Until he meets Steven Thompson.
Steven isn’t so sure about Dr. Miles, but Ken is one hundred percent certain about Mr. Thompson. And even though both men know full well that the key to getting what you want out of life is hard work, they can’t seem to make them—together—work.
Will they ever get on the same page? Or just keep sticking to the same old script?
'Sticking to the Script' is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, can be read as a standalone, and is book#2 in the Cipher Office series, Knitting in the City World, Penny Reid Book Universe.
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“He asked you to a movie?” She blinked, nonplussed. “Who are we talking about?” Nico asked, leaning around Elizabeth to look at me. His green eyes held a mischievous twinkle, no doubt eager to hear a new chapter of farce and lunacy in Steven’s Big Book of Dating Disasters. “Ken Miles,” I replied. Nico’s twinkle and dimple disappeared. Whether Elizabeth disliked Ken or not, I was sure Nico loathed the man. I couldn’t blame him; it was his prerogative to hate men who used to lust after his wife. He arched one raven eyebrow and asked, “How’d that come about?” “Yeah,” Elizabeth said. “How, Steven?” Her tone was curious, but I thought I detected a little tinge of disapproval that I didn’t like. Not wanting to make an issue of anything, I replied with an easy nonchalance. “I ran into him at Buzzy’s. We started talking about Mystery Science Theater 3000—” “That show’s a riot,” Nico asserted, reaching for his fritter. “The reboot is pretty good, too.” “That’s what I told DKM.” I took Nico’s lead and grabbed my own heavenly pastry. “Then, when he found out the movie was playing at the Music Box,” he asked me if I wanted to see it. So, we went.” I shrugged. “There’s a movie?” Nico asked. “How did I not know this?” I mumbled around my fritter bite, “You’re not missing much.” “Stinker, eh?” “Little bit.” I shrugged again. That had been two, overly casual shrugs in just a few seconds and I worried I was playing it too cool. Elizabeth’s powers of observation surpassed my own. If I wasn’t careful, she’d have me giving her every last detail of the evening. “So,” she broke in. “Are you thinking this might have been like, you know, a date?” Her brows were drawn together in concern, her words tentative. I tilted my head in stern exasperation. “Puh-leeze. The man didn’t know who McSteamy was. I got the memo that he’s straight.” “Who’s McSteamy?” Nico asked. I pursed my lips together, raised my eyebrows and gestured to Nico. “I rest my case.” Elizabeth laughed. “I’m sorry, I just didn’t want you getting the wrong idea or anything. He’s”—she looked at her husband in apology—“he’s very good-looking, and I could see how asking you to a movie could get your hopes up.” “Nah,” I waved dismissively. “I know what’s up. But I think we could hang out,” I volunteered without thinking. I instantly regretted my slip. “Good luck with that,” Nico said with a laugh. “We had a good time. He’s kind of funny,” I defended. “Not possible,” he declared. Nico was a comedian, and a very successful one at that. He knew what was funny and wasn’t about to give the odious Dr. Miles any benefit of the doubt where humor was concerned. Inexplicable annoyance spurred me to continue. “I think I might make hanging out with him a regular thing.” “I don’t think a stiff like that knows how to have fun.” Elizabeth grimaced at her husband’s uncharacteristic snark, then issued me a sympathetic smile. “Well, it will be good for Dr. Ken Miles. He’s not the most colorful person in the city, that’s for sure. Maybe you’ll broaden his horizons.”
About Stella Weaver
Stella Weaver is a reader, writer, sloppy crafter and family-woman. She’s a native of coastal northern California who now lives on the Texas Gulf coast. She’s won the much coveted #1 Mom of the Year Award and has the coffee mug to prove it.
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