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New Release: Man of Matrimony by Thea Dawson

Title: Man of Matrimony
Series: The Gentlemen, Inc. Series
Author: Thea Dawson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 2, 2019
Liam McGuire.
Annoyingly laid back. Hopelessly unambitious.
Cocky, irreverent, impossible.
My polar opposite.

My husband.

All my life, I’ve been the golden girl. Ivy League, MBA, the youngest executive at my company. The world lay at my feet.

Then the company I put my heart and soul into collapsed in scandal.
My so-called friends have deserted me.
I’m left with mounting debts and a shattered reputation, in danger of losing everything.

When a handsome stranger proposes a helping hand, I jump at the chance. I know it’s crazy, but all I have to do is stay married to him until he gets his green card, and he’ll support me until I’m back on my feet.

It’s the perfect marriage of convenience … except for the inconvenient way I’m starting to fall for him.

Brianna Winter.
Aggravatingly organized. Perpetually prim.
Stuck-up. Straitlaced.
Sex on a stick with a candy coating of complete indifference.

My wife.
I thought it would be easy. One year of marriage, and I’d be able to stay in sunny California for the rest of my life.
But one kiss changed everything.
Now, living at close quarters with the beautiful Miss B—with that toned body, that perfect skin, and that brilliant mind—I’m slowly going insane.
The memory of that kiss plays out over and over again in my mind in a kind of carnal loop of lust, but she shows no sign that she feels even the slightest bit of heat between us.

I may not survive my marriage long enough to get divorced.

MAN OF MATRIMONY is a steamy, standalone romance with heat, humor, and a sexy Irish hero! Happy reading!


Thea Dawson is a world traveler, vegetarian, salsa dancer, film fanatic, and lover of happy endings. In an alternate steampunk universe, she travels by dirigible and gets in sword fights with dashing villains.

In this one, she lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband/salsa partner, three antic children, and an agenda-driven cat. She writes at the intersection of smart, sweet and steamy; her goal with every book is to melt your heart and brighten your day.
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Spotlight: Letting Love Go (Damaged Hearts #1) by Katharina LeBoeuf

Title: Letting Love Go
Series: Damaged Heart Series: Book One
Author: Katharina LeBoeuf
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: April 18, 2017
Cover Designer: Cover Me Darling
Seven years ago, high school sweethearts Emma and Ryan were torn apart in the most shocking and unexpected way.

Over the years, Emma Leroux has learned to survive by building walls around her damaged heart. Exploited and betrayed by those closest to her, grieving the loss of her father and never really letting go of her first love has Emma at a new low in her life.

Desperate for a fresh start, Emma decides to go on a week-long vacation with a friend. Along with a change in scenery, she finds a new strength in herself and may also have found the one person who can open a door she thought was forever closed.

Justin finds himself at a crossroads in his life and he’s intent on making a fresh start. When he sees Emma for the first time, he knows she’s the one he’s been waiting for to walk into his life. Tearing down Emma’s walls isn’t as easy as he hoped it would be, but he’s not going to let her slip away without a fight.

After serving his time in the military and finishing his MBA, Ryan returns home to New Orleans. He has never given up on the dream that he and Emma could resurrect what they’ve lost. He’s determined to find her and win her back.

Will Justin be the one to help mend her damaged heart? Can this new relationship survive the shadows of their pasts, or will Ryan change everything?

****This book ends in a cliff hanger. Conclusion will be in Letting Love In, Damaged Heart Series-Book 2

Katharina LeBoeuf grew up in New Orleans water skiing on the bayous and getting her fill of Cajun food. She graduated from LSU School of Nursing and currently works as a Registered Nurse. 


She loves sitting in her hammock and reading a good book. On the rare occasion there’s not a book in her hand, she’s watching her favorite shows like Friends, Seinfeld, The Walking Dead, and Criminal Minds on Netflix. She loves cheering on her boys during their baseball games and attending plays her daughter performs in. Oh yeah, and she loves writing!

Katharina lives in Orlando with her high school sweetheart, three children, a smelly cat named Chester (it’s not his fault) and a dog named Rhett.

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New Release: The Benefits of Bad Decisions by Lisa Suzanne

Title: The Benefits of Bad Decisions
Author: Lisa Suzanne
Genre: Contemporary Rock Star Romance
Release Date: April 1, 2019

Blurb

After a bad decision lands me a role on a reality show, I expect it to
be my big break as a TV star. Despite getting kicked off the first night, I
land on my feet again when a talent agent who saw the show offers me an
audition as back-up dancer for a popular rock band.

Knowing this could be my stepping stone is exciting, but the real thrill is
watching Brody bang on his drums every night. It’s a bad idea for a dancer to
hook up with a band member, but after he kisses me, I can’t stay away.

Facing the consequences was inevitable, and it only takes one scandalous
mistake from my past to cause our complete destruction.

Bad decision or not, I always manage to come out on top… until I don’t.

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© 2019 Lisa Suzanne
CHAPTER 1
ZOEY
I wring my
hands nervously in front of me, and then I force myself to stop. I wipe them
down the front of my dress that’s purposely a little too short as I try in vain
to eliminate the clamminess.
You can
do this. You got this. Just go do it.
Be
daring.
Be
expressive.
Be bold.
I take a
deep breath as I stare at the nameplate on the heavy wooden door. Derek
Jensen.
He’s a
Hollywood heavyweight, the casting director for an entire network, and I’m here
for my interview spot for the reality dating show Single Life.
Twenty women vie for the attention of one hot single guy, and I want to be one
of the twenty.
If nothing
else, it’ll get me a step closer to my real goal: a career on the silver
screen. Plenty of successful actors got their start on a reality show. Jennifer
Hudson, Emma Stone, Katharine McPhee…shit, even Jon Hamm failed on a dating
show.
If they
could do it, so can I.
I lift a
shaking hand and knock on the door.
“Come in.”
The voice on the other side is deep and muffled by the weight of the door.
I turn the
handle and let myself in. I spot an open chair in front of the executive desk,
and I force one foot in front of the other to get to it. I pause in my pursuit
and glance at the man behind the desk, and I find myself frozen for one hot
beat.
He’s a
goddamn Greek god sitting there in a suit.
My first
thought is that maybe it won’t be so bad to do whatever it takes to get what I
want.
I wonder
what he’s packing beneath his professional clothes. A six-pack of abs for sure.
More than likely something long and thick beneath his belt. A broad chest that
could hold me in the afterglow.
The door
swings shut behind me as I study him. His lustrous and shiny dark hair is
styled in a textured, slicked to the side way, and his dark eyes hold an edge
of mystery as they pin me to my spot. I wonder for just a beat how old he is.
Definitely older than forty…maybe older than fifty? It’s hard to tell, but
age is just an unimportant number. It wouldn’t be so bad to do something
illicit bent over his desk to get my spot on the show.
That’s how
Hollywood works, isn’t it?
I tip my
chin up with confidence. I refuse to be intimidated by a man even if he’s a
stunningly handsome one like this guy. “I’m Zoey Fuller.”
He pushes
to his feet and reaches his hand across his desk to shake mine. I place my
clammy one in his and find his to be cool. Collected. Much like him.
“Derek
Jensen. Have a seat.”
I follow
his orders, and one side of his mouth tips up in a smile.
He leans
back comfortably in his chair while I sit forward with unease.
“Why do you
want to appear on Single Life?” he asks.
I draw in a
deep breath. “I’ve been looking for love my entire life, Mr. Jensen, and I
haven’t found it yet. Maybe I’m just looking in the wrong places.”
“And this
has nothing to do with the doors appearing on a television show might open for
you? You’re a gorgeous young woman, after all.” He glances at the paper in
front of him. “A background in dance,” he says, and then he pauses as his eyes
fall to my chest, my legs, and back up again, searing each part of my body as
they trail along. “Lovely blonde hair, a pretty face that would work well on the
screen. Big, blue eyes that scream innocence but a dancer’s body that says
otherwise. How many Instagram followers do you have? I can’t tell you how many
ladies who think they’re Instagram famous come through my door.”
A
dancer’s body that says otherwise. 
His words echo in my head as I basically ignore
the other things he said.
Is he
coming onto me, or is this just how these interviews work?
I’m not
sure, but he did ask me a question. “This has nothing to do with doors opening,
sir. I have connections of my own that I could use if that was my end goal.”
It’s a lie, but I’ve practiced it so many times it feels like the truth. The
lie is that this has nothing to do with doors opening. I want to go on
television because I want to be discovered. And while my brother certainly has
connections, I want to do this for myself.
He raises a
brow and glances down at some papers on his desk. “I see that here.” He nods.
“Ethan Fuller, the drummer of Vail, is your brother?”
I was
hoping to get through this interview without that coming up. I nod and lean
forward a bit. I know exactly what I’m doing, and I watch as his eyes flick
down to the cleavage spilling out the top of my dress before they trail back to
mine.
“Hmm…” he
muses. “How long have you been dancing?”
“My whole
life. I started ballet before pre-school.” I don’t mention that it was also
before my father was hauled off to prison. I leave out the fact that I missed a
lot of lessons growing up because my mother was too busy with her man of the
week to drive me to them. My aunt often helped out, and even today she’s the
mother I never had to my half-sisters. I was always quick to pick up what I
missed, though. But dance isn’t what I want out of life, either. “I danced all
through high school, too. I taught a few private lessons during college to earn
extra cash.”
His eyes
fall to my body again, and I feel their blazing heat everywhere they land.
“Interesting indeed.”
I take that
as my cue. I’ve never been to one of these casting interviews before, but I’m
sharp enough to understand why his door has no window on it. I stand and press
my palms on his desk as I lean forward, allowing more cleavage to spill out. “I
don’t want to talk about my brother, Mr. Jensen.”
He raises a
brow at me. “What, exactly, do you want to talk about, Ms. Fuller?”
I look him
square in the eye and use my most sensual voice to answer. “I’ll do anything to
get on the show, sir.”
“Are you
offering what I think you’re offering?” His hands rest comfortably on the desk
in front of him, and I spot an empty third finger on his left hand. My eyes
fall to his lips. They’re not too full, not too thin. They’re firm, and they
make me think he must be a really good kisser. I want to find out.
“I’m
offering whatever it takes to get on the show.”
His eyes dip
to my cleavage again, and I can’t help but think how easy men
are to read. “I know what I want,” he says. He flicks his head to indicate I
should come behind his desk.
I step over
to him, and he swivels in his chair to face me. He stands and kicks the chair
out behind him with practiced ease. Clearly this isn’t the first time he’s
allowed someone auditioning into the space behind his desk.
I gaze up
from lowered lashes into those dark, mysterious eyes. I think for the briefest
second that I’d like something more than a quick romp over a desk with this
man. He’s powerful. He’s handsome. He’s smart. He must be loaded.
That’s all
I’m looking for.
What I’m
not looking for, however, is someone who would allow a girl like me to seduce
him just for a spot on a television show.
So I’ll do
what needs to be done, and then I’ll forget all about this Derek Jensen guy.
He sweeps
my hair to the side before he runs a long fingertip along the curve of my neck.
I whimper and allow myself to get lost in what’s about to go down in this
office. People on the other side are doing their jobs, earning a paycheck as
they hustle and bustle around, with no idea of what’s about to happen in here.
Or maybe
they do know. Maybe this is something Derek does all the time.
But I’m in
here now, and he’s never done this with me before.
Not that
I’ll be the one to change him, to get him to stop his wild ways and commit to
me. Not that I even want that. But for a split second, I get
lost in the fantasy anyway.
He turns me
quickly around so his front is to my back, and his lips replace his finger on
my neck. I groan with lust at the feel of those lips on my body, and then he
bends me over his desk so fast I don’t even see it coming. I grunt as the edge
of the desk knocks the wind out of me a little, but he doesn’t stop, doesn’t
slow down. He runs those same fingertips along my spine, and then he reaches
beneath my dress, not wasting a single moment. He probably doesn’t have time to
waste. Our interview was scheduled for fifteen minutes, and we already wasted
the first five talking.
He pulls my
panties to the side, not bothering with things like removing our clothes, and
sinks a long finger into me. My eyes roll back and my abdomen presses harder
into the desk as I fight the urge to come all over his hand. There’s something
so illicit, so hot, so wrong about what we’re doing right now.
I love it. I want it. I crave it.
“Shit,
that’s wet,” he murmurs with appreciation.
I hear the
zip of his pants followed by the tear of a wrapper, and seconds later he
plunges into me. He’s thick, so he slides in slowly to allow my body to adapt
to his size. He pulls nearly all the way out before he thrusts back in, and
once he’s coated with my wetness, he drives in harder and harder. Each thrust
forces a grunt out of me, and each time he rears back and pushes forward again,
I find myself closer and closer to ecstasy.
It’s only a
few more thrusts before I lose control. I spiral down into the blackness of
bliss, the pleasure spotting my vision as my hands clamp down on the edge of
the desk to brace myself against the onslaught of an orgasm. My body pulses and
I cry out with it, the soundtrack in this office our voices mingling in an
orchestra of satisfaction. He grunts out his release after my body relaxes into
his desk, and he pulls out nearly immediately after he finishes. He disappears
into a private restroom connected to his office, and I smooth my dress back
into place. I’m sitting back in the chair facing his desk when he returns.
He clears
his throat. “My secretary will be in touch with whether you’ve earned your spot
on the show early next week.” His face gives nothing away, yet I can’t believe
what we just did didn’t earn me a spot.
I grin.
“Thank you, Mr. Jensen.”
He doesn’t
smile back like I expect him to—like most men would after what we just did.
“You can see yourself out, Ms. Fuller.”
I nod and
stand. I’m sort of at a loss for words. It’s not like I expect that we’ll do
this again, but I did kind of expect to know by the time I left today whether
I’d be one of the twenty women appearing on Single Life.
I don’t say
anything, though. I allow his words to be the last ones spoken in the office as
I walk out the door with my head held high.
I did what
I had to do, and it’s not like I didn’t enjoy doing it.
I completely
ignore the dirty feeling that washes over me as I walk out of the building and
toward my rental car.
Author Bio
Lisa Suzanne is a romance author who resides in Arizona with
her husband and baby boy. She’s a former high school English teacher and
college composition instructor. When she’s not cuddling baby Mason, she can be
found working on her latest book or watching reruns of Friends.
 

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New Release: Property: A Dark Billionaire Romance by Loki Renard

 

 

 

Yesterday I was his equal. Today I am his property.When I inherited my father’s fortune, I became a billionaire… but not a billionaire like Darko Lijander. I thought wealth meant power, until he stripped me bare, spanked me until I called him master, and then showed me what real power looks like in the most shameful way possible.

As I am taken from my home to his waiting helicopter, naked, blushing, and already very, very thoroughly used, I have no idea what he has in store for me, but one thing is abundantly clear.

I am now his property.

 

 

Publisher’s Note: Property includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

 

 

 

 

 

It’s just as well Loki Renard became an author because other career paths proved disastrous. She was once thrown out of someone’s house for trying to sell them citrus based cleaning product, and her brief brush with corporate life ended when she wrote profiles for her fellow employees likening them to various feral animals then attempted to negotiate the idea of not coming into the office and getting paid anyway. Perhaps if she’d had the dedication to slug herself in the face a la Fight Club, things might have turned out differently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Release Blitz: Dawn to Dark Anthology

 

 

Title: Dawn to Dark Anthology
Authors: Various
Publisher: Vixen Publishing

 

Genre: Fairytale Retellings
Release Date: March 30, 2019
Blurb
Vixen
Publishing Presents: “Dawn to Dark”
I’m sure you’ve heard the tales, we all have, but you’ve
never heard them quite like this…
 
Seven authors bring your seven nail-biting stories. From a dark and twisted
Rapunzel to a modern retelling of Cinderella, these authors will have you
enthralled and howling for more.


Halston James retells Beauty and the Beast with a twist. “Out of the Woods” has
a touch of urban fantasy and a healthy dose of paranormal romance that’ll have
you turning the pages, ravenous for more.
Sonya Jesus will capture you with her dark contemporary retelling of the Little
Mermaid in “Part of His World.” Follow Ari as she defies her father’s
strict rules to be part of Derrick’s life.
Suzan Lee has re-written a Grimm brothers classic, Snow White and Rose Red in
her young adult, contemporary “Witching Woods.” With magic and
malevolence strolling hand in hand, you’ll be left guessing right until the
end.
Kelsie Rae is best known for her sweet contemporary romances, and her version
of Aladdin is no different. “The Hack”is a modern twist on a Disney favorite.
One girl who prays for freedom. One man who craves a different life. One hacker
with the power to change their stars. Three wishes. No turning back.
Take a step on the seductive side with Angharad Thompson Ree’s gothic horror
retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. A paranormal romance meets psychological
thriller, “Moon Bitten” is a story that promises to keep you on the edge
of your seat.
K.Z. Riley has written “Arabella”, a beautiful young adult love story
where you’re more likely to find soccer boots than glass slippers. Follow
Arabella on her journey of finding herself, discovering love and overcoming
fear.
If you think you know the story of Rapunzel, think again. Courtney Shockey’s
twisted tale is about a queen who looks far more innocent than she actually is.
Bring her silk or priceless gifts, and she’ll seal your fate with a sweet,
gentle kiss.

 

 

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“Moon
Bitten” by Angharad Thompson Rees
I pull the
hood of my red cape over my head, concealing myself against the gust of frigid
winds biting with ice and spite. The skies hold the promise of more snow to
come. He does not let go of my hand. And it’s not the snow concerning him.
“Blaxton,”
I say—his name as sweet as honey on my recently-kissed lips. “Do not concern
yourself. It is but a short walk through the woods, and yes, I promise to stay
on the tracks.”
I raise an
eyebrow, threatening him to contradict me. But he should know my penchant for
wandering and losing myself. That’s how we met—deep within the woods in the
first days of spring, when frost thawed atop the lake and his green eyes melted
ice from my nervous heart.
He pulls me
into his chest, his body warm against my own, tempting me to stay. Tempting me
to never leave. I melt into him, lips hot as the first flakes of snow dance
from the sky.
“Blaxton,
no,” I say, pulling myself away with reluctance. The space between his heart
and mine gapes as if the very universe could fill the hole. “I have to get back
to Grandma, you know I do.”
His face
drops at her mention. Grandma despises him despite his soft features, warm
honey eyes and sweet, crooked smile. Though I suspect her hatred is aimed more
at the threat he will steal me from her. Just as her daughter, my mother, was
stolen so many years ago I can no longer picture her face. But that was different.
Mother did not fall in love as I have. She was taken…
By wolves.
A perfectly
timed howl echoes across the valley, carried along the land muted by snow.
Blaxton raises his own eyebrow at the beast’s call and I laugh. An empty
tin-like sound of hollow mirth and creeping fear.
“I’ll be
fine. Tomorrow,” I say, allowing a smile to creep across my frost-numb face.
“Let’s meet tomorrow, same time and place.”
Blaxton captures
loose strands of my red hair in his pale fingers. The contrast startling like
blood on snow. Tucking the strands behind my left ear, his fingers trail my
cheek as he kisses my forehead. “Tomorrow,” he promises.
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HALSTON JAMES
SONYA JESUS
SUZAN LEE
KELSIE RAE
ANGHARAD THOMPSON REES
K.Z. RILEY
COURTNEY SHOCKEY

 

New Release: The Hate Vow by Nicole French

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Title: The Hate Vow

Series: The Quicksilver Trilogy
Author: Nicole French
Publisher: Raglan Publishing
Photographer: Sara Eirew Photography
Model: Lucas Bloms
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 29, 2019

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Blurb:

Eric de Vries.

Looks like millions.

Worth billions.

A body like the David with a mind to match.

Unfortunately for this wayward heir, to keep his money, he needs a wife.

And of all the women in the world, he chooses me.

Too bad I’ve hated him for five years, since he took all my tears and tossed me away. The guy slept his way through half of New England and discarded women like hotel toiletries.

Been there. Done that.

Still…what would you do for twenty million dollars?

Would you wear the dress?

Fake a smile for the man who broke your heart?

Or would you run far, far away?

Yeah, that’s what I thought.

I’ll see you at the church.


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Nicole French is an East Coast/West Coast hybrid creature, Springsteen fanatic, hopeless romantic, and total bookworm.

When not writing fiction or teaching writing classes, she is hanging out with her family, playing soccer with the rest of the thirty-plus crowd in Seattle, or going on dates with her husband.

In her spare time, she likes to go running with her dog, Greta, or practice the piano, but never seems to do either one of these things as much as she should.

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Book Tour: Beautifully Restored by Trisha Madley

Title: Beautifully Restored
Author: Trisha Madley
Genre: Contemporary/Forbidden Romance
Release Date: March 19, 2019
Emerson Dawson hates her life – more specifically – her marriage. Her husband, David, believes she’s the reason for his bad fortune. Because of her guilt, she accepts a punishment for his destructiveness, but gains an experience she never knew she needed – Babysitting a million-dollar car, along with the one-and-only mechanic who can fix it; Donovan Bradley.
Donovan’s not what she expects. Beneath his rough exterior and bad boy ways, she finds a kind hearted man, full of compassion and passion, and a protectiveness she’s never felt. But above all, he’s sparked a fire within her that’s only begun to ignite.

Will their love survive the ride or will fate cause them to crash and burn?

“I was intrigued and captivated throughout this addictive page turner…” – Wendy’s Book Blog
“What a page turner !!!!” – Cranky – The Book Curmudgeon

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I live in a small town in Pennsylvania with my husband, two amazing daughters and two dogs, an unlikely pair: a black Lab and Maltese. I spend my time writing, editing, reading and graphic designing. Visit me at www.trishamadley.com
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