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Monday, 24 October 2016

Blog Tour - Marry Me Mad By Katy Regnery


Marry Me Mad is one swoonworthy read! AND IT'S LIVE!


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Did you fall in love with The English Brothers? Were you hot for the Winslows? Katy Regnery's New York Times bestselling Blueberry Lane series continues with The Rousseau siblings in 2016!

For as long as Madeleine “Mad” Rousseau can remember, she’s been the “sweet” twin to her sister Jax’s “sassy.” But after an especially painful break-up, Mad decides she’s had enough of being sweet. Children’s librarian during the day, she begins visiting Philly’s seedier nightspots on a quest for adventure. When Cortlandt “Cort” Ambler, the ex-boyfriend of Mad’s sister, Jax, saves her from disaster on one such evening, an unlikely friendship is born between the rebellious librarian and the moonlighting pianist…and two broken hearts begin a journey toward being whole again.

Get to know the families of Blueberry Lane!

*All books in The Blueberry Lane Series can be enjoyed as standalone novels.*



EXCERPT

She stood on the sidewalk facing him, a sweet smile on her lips.

Cort gestured to his front door with a flick of his chin. “Want to come in?”

“Yes. But we have to talk first.”

“What happened to ‘Take me to bed’?”

She sighed. “Fresh air cleared my head.”

He glanced down at his swollen cock, all but bursting against the zipper of his jeans. “I’m dying a little here, baby.”

Her eyes followed his, dancing with mirth when she looked back up at him. “So I see.”

“I’m not alone either,” he said, dropping his eyes to her nipples, which strained against her thin, billowy blouse.

“No,” she said, her voice slightly lower, her smile giving way to a hotter, more needy look. “You’re not.”

“So let’s talk inside.”

She shook her head no. “Here.”

Cort sighed, hitching her flowered bag a little higher on his shoulder, waiting for her to continue.

“No talking about Jax or Thatcher,” she said. “If you talk about Jax, I won’t be able to stay. I’ll feel too guilty. And if you talk about Thatcher, I’ll feel too angry. Promise?”

“I promise.”

She took a step closer to him. “And this one’s big…No falling in love with each other. We’re just about impossible, you and me, so we can’t—you know—bring that sort of emotion into this. We can enjoy each other, but that’s all, Cort. Promise.”

He flinched as she finished. He could feel the involuntary muscle reaction that narrowed his eyes and told him that it was too late. It was a lifetime too late to tell him not to love her, because he’d loved her for most of his life. Her gentleness, her quiet grace, the peace he’d always found in her presence now combined with the scorching chemistry between them that couldn’t be denied. Over and over again throughout his life, he’d looked for her, tried to find someone like her, but his heart had fixed on hers so long ago, it was all but impossible for him not to love her. The only way he could promise her was to promise not to “fall” this weekend, only because he’d already fallen years before.

“I promise not to fall.”

She smiled at him, though the smile had lost a bit of the lightheartedness it had held minutes earlier. “Do you need any promises from me?”

He nodded, closing the distance between them. “Yeah, I do.”

Her eyes widened, flaring with heat, the black of her pupils obliterating the green of her irises as she pressed her breasts against his chest.

“Promise to leave nothing on the table, Mad. Give me everything you’ve got for twenty-four hours.”

“Except…” Her voice broke. “Except my love. I promise.”

His heart clenched at her omission, and it made him want to push her out of her comfort zone a little. “Promise to touch me everywhere with your hot little mouth.”

“I promise,” she murmured, her throat moving as she swallowed.

His eyes narrowed. “Promise to open your legs so I can slide inside of you as if I’ve been doing it all my life.”

“Cort,” she whimpered, her eyes fluttering closed as she looked down at where her chest heaved into his. “I need you.”


Make sure you don't miss the start of the Rousseau series! Jonquils for Jax is now available!



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.

Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas.

Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller.

In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States.

Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home

AUTHOR LINKS
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MY REVIEW

Marry Me Mad (The Rousseaus, #2)Marry Me Mad by Katy Regnery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've read all the books in this series so far and was super looking forward to this and OMG I wasn't disappointed! I'm just gonna say this now that everybody seriously needs some Cort Ambler in their life! That man is just swoon worthily awesome. I may have drooled some lol.

Anyway! I digress. Back to the review lol ;0)

This book follows pretty much the same timeline as the last story, Jonquils For Jax, and follows Mad (Madeleine), Jax's sister. She has finally woken up and smelled the coffee regarding her waste of space boyfriend and, after breaking up with him, decides to drown her sorrows. She ends up at a bar where none other than Cort Ambler, her sisters former high school boyfriend, is playing piano. He takes care of her and she starts to realise that maybe she had the wrong impression of him over the years.

Aww. This book was super romantic and their attraction was off the charts. I loved Mad, she was super sweet and it was great to see her evolve and gain more confidence as the book went on. Cort was just fantastic! I honestly just can't describe how much I loved him and the things he said and did. He was simply perfect. Sigh. Where can I get one?! Lol. Did I mention he was awesome? Wink, wink ;)

As always with Katy Regnery the writing was flawless and the romance was super beautiful and emotional with loads of super feels. There's been a few books in this series but far from becoming stale like some others each story remains fresh and original and keeps me wanting more. I love how her books make you swoon and finish with a great big warm tingly feeling in your tummy.

I loved every minute of this. It was everything a romance should be and more. I can't wait for the next one. I would definitely recommend this to all because you all really need to meet Cort.

Calling All Bookaholics :)

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Release Blitz - Scarred By You By Laura Carter


The sexy new stand alone title from the author of the Vengeful Love series is NOW LIVE!


Blurb
Their past will become their future. Their scars will be reopened.

Clark Layton has the world at his feet. He is the CEO of one of the largest oil companies in the world and he has a fiancée most men would kill for. Then why, the night before his wedding, is he still thinking about everything he lost when he walked out on Dayna Cross?

Dayna didn’t intend to take the helm of Subsea Petroleum. But events beyond her control left her no choice. And she can handle it, mostly. She can juggle the long hours, the chauvinistic men, and a broken heart. What she can’t deal with is Clark Layton swanning back into her life and threatening to break down her walls.

They are rival CEOs and they are in a dogfight for a lucrative new pipeline. But as truths of their past begin to surface, business won’t be the biggest battle they enter into. 

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About The Author

 Laura Carter is the bestselling author of the Vengeful Love series. She was a full time lawyer until the book world grabbed hold of her and never let her go. Now, she is a hybrid author, publishing traditional and indie titles. She writes full time from her beach home in the Caribbean where she lives with her husband and (beautiful) dog. She loves all things romance—the more angsty the better—dry martinis and dark chocolate.

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My Review
Scarred by YouScarred by You by Laura Carter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh wow! What a ride! I loved this book!

The story centres around Clark and Dayna. They were involved in the past but circumstances forced them apart and now they are left with regret and antagonism but deep feelings still remain. They are both high flyers in the oil industry and I suppose that it is inevitable that their paths will cross again but how will they react with everything in their past standing between them?

This book really had it all. It was fast paced with suspense, angst and plenty of hot romance. Their was danger and action but plenty of high emotions too. I loved Dayna and Clark and the connection that they had. Their attraction leapt off the pages and was scorching hot. They were both strong with seemingly perfect exteriors but each had their own vulnerabilities and baggage to deal with. They were great multi faceted, well written characters that I could instantly connect with. All the supporting characters were also good and added their own parts to the story well.

I devoured this is one sitting and was drawn into the plot immediately. There were plenty of twists and turns that kept me gripped. I liked how it showed that everything in life, and in business, is not always black and white but somewhere in between and that love can come through adversity. It was well written and flowed along at a good pace.

I've read the vengeful love trilogy by Laura Carter and loved it so I was looking forward to this. If anything I'd say I enjoyed this a little bit more. I definitely was not disappointed.

This was a great read. I would definitely recommend.

Calling All Bookaholics :)



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Saturday, 22 October 2016

Foster An Author Week Spotlight - Kathleen Brooks

As part of foster an author week I have been fostering Kathleen Brooks. Please check out below for info on all of her great book series. Click the link for each series for more info and buy links. She's also has quite a few freebies so have a browse through.


The Bluegrass Series


“Small town romance with big action and lots of laughs. Welcome to Keeneston.”
“Romance, Suspense, and a small town gossip tree that puts the NSA to shame - Welcome to Keeneston.”
“I know this is serious, but come on! Blowing up a car, that’s true friendship.” - Bluegrass State of Mind


The Bluegrass Brothers

“Love happens. It’s what you do with it that matters. If you embrace it, it will give you a joy you have never known was possible. If you ignore it, it has the power to haunt you.” - Bluegrass Undercover
"Men are simple creatures, and sometimes it helps to talk to your friends about it so you don’t one day smash a freshly made apple pie in his face,” - Bluegrass Undercover 
“Bimbo? Excuse me, but I’m not a bimbo. I’ve been chased, shot at, and am now trying to survive this lunatic’s driving. If anything, I deserve a freaking medal. So back off,” - Secrets Collide
“She wasn’t going to sit back and wait for Prince Charming to save her. No, this princess was going to kick a little ass.” - Final Vow
“Whatever you’ve been through may affect you but it doesn’t define you.” - Final Vow


The Bluegrass Singles

"You have a love that runs deep. It doesn’t just disappear. It simply forms a new bend as it winds through life. And those bends are the interesting parts.” - Bluegrass Dawn

"Charlie patted her hand. “Of course. Any friend of yours is a friend of mine. Even if they’re big scary mercenaries.”
Daisy grinned. “And you haven’t met his wife yet.” 
- The Keeneston Roses

Forever Bluegrass

“Does she know I’m coming to watch her?” Ryan asked.
“Yeah, about that,” his father hedged, sounding rather guilty. “I haven’t found time to tell Sienna yet. She’s still talking with the detective.”
“Coward.”
“I’m not the man who ran across the country to hide from love,” his father simply stated.
- Forever Entangled

Sydney took his hand as he helped her from the SUV. “Just don’t show any fear. They feed on that.”
“Darlin’ if I can handle the debutantes and their mothers at the Daughters of Atlanta Ball, then I think I can handle a family dinner filled with people who love you just as much as I do. Besides, I feel as if I’m already part of the family,” Deacon said as he smiled at her. Bless his heart.
- Forever Hidden


Ever since he'd seen Mila, he couldn't get her out of his head. She interested him. He wanted to know more about her and feel more of her under his hands, lips, and body. - Forever Betrayed

“Does your father approve of this?”

Riley swallowed hard. “Umm . . .”

Miles’ lips quirked, “He doesn’t know yet.” He turned his amused stare to Matt. “You’re a dead man.”

Matt grinned with amusement. “I’m not worried about it. I really like Mr. Davies.”

Miles just shook his head as he looked at Matt like he was the dumbest son of a bitch he’d ever seen. “That was before you started dating his daughter.” - Forever Driven

The Women Of Power Series

Chosen for Power is a FREE eBook!
“Behind every sexy billionaire is a man strong enough to love her.”
“Smart, Sexy, Sassy and Strong - The Women of Power.”
“When you’re in love it isn’t about power.” - Chosen for Power

Reid clenched his jaw. He hated her. He loved her. He wanted her gone. He wanted her in his arms. - Destined for Power
Maybe telling him about the number of people she had killed was like telling him the number of men she’d slept with… best to divide it by three. -Destined for Power

The Web Of Lies Series

"Mystery, Espionage, Romance, and one kick-ass heroine out to save the world. Meet the hottest new couple - Elizabeth James and Air Force Pararescueman Dalton Cage in Whispered Lies."
“Dalton Cage and Elizabeth James are one click away.”
"Because sometimes you're the only one who can do the job... even if that job is saving our country.”
"Dalton Cage is forced to help the president, but that doesn't mean he won't break all the rules to get back to his team, including falling for the one women he shouldn’t."


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Foster An Author Week Spotlight - Kate Squires

This week I have been spotlighting Kate Squires as part of the foster an author promotion, organised by the awesome Jo & Isa Loves Books.
Read on for Info on all her books.

That Kiss (Book 1 of 2 - That Kiss, That Promise)

Blurb
The road to love is never easy in Kate Squires’s delightful novel, That Kiss.
Chloe Shepherd and Matt Masen have been best friends since they were kids. But when they share a passionate kiss after a high school graduation party, neither know exactly how to react.
Five years later, Chloe is just launching a successful career as a Broadway dancer when Matt gets a job at the exact same theatre!
Despite having not seen each other since that fateful night so many years ago, their spark is immediate—and overwhelming.
Incredibly naïve, Chloe is still unsure of Matt’s feelings for her. Any attempts to fight her growing attraction are immediately put to rest after a passionate confession leaves them both head-over-heels.
But soon obstacles threaten the happy couple in the form of Matt’s vengeful ex-girlfriend and an eager outsider who wants nothing more than to make Chloe forget all about Matt.
Can Matt and Chloe wade through the lies and find their way back to each other? Or is their relationship over before it can even begin?


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That Promise (Book 2 That Kiss, That Promise)

Blurb
Everyone’s favorite couple is back in Kate Squires’s wildly entertaining new novel, That Promise.
The highly anticipated sequel to That Kiss finds Chloe Shepherd, now a successful Broadway dancer, happily engaged to her longtime friend and lover, Matt Masen.
But their bliss is short-lived when Matt is offered a job in Los Angeles—meaning Chloe would have to leave her friends and career behind.
Meanwhile, an attractive Russian dancer has his eye on Chloe, which sparks fight after fight between the couple in response to Matt’s seemingly unreasonable distrust of him.
But after a short vacation to LA, it finally seems that Chloe and Matt might work through their problems.
That is, until two crises threaten to permanently derail their future: one that comes when Matt’s ex-girlfriend reveals a bombshell secret, and the second that puts Chloe’s future—and life—in jeopardy.


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I Will Catch You

Blurb
From the author of That Kiss, and That Promise, comes another tale of romance and excitement!
Sydney Baxter likes her independence. She’s strong willed, determined, and well aware that her judgment, pertaining to men, cannot be trusted. 
When she meets a very sexy Ryan Underwood, she instantly becomes mesmerized. Unable or unwilling to shake her fascination with him, she sets out on a course that could possibly leave her vulnerable…again. 
From uncertainty, to volatile situations, many obstacles stand in the way of her road to happiness, but Sydney’s past is the biggest one. 
Is Ryan’s seemingly nice-guy image genuine? Can she trust him, or will he leave her even more damaged? Despite their ups and downs, can Ryan show her he’s not like all the rest?
Teaser:
As the elevator descends, so does my self-esteem. Ryan has seen a part of me I’ve tried so hard to hide from the world. A part of me that I’m so ashamed to admit is still inside me. A part of me which Keith created. And I hate myself for letting it out again.


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Tracing Hearts

Blurb
Paired together as childhood pen pals, Sebastian Vaughn and Julia Bessette grow up writing back and forth. Even though they live worlds apart, their lives intersect in ways that no one could ever imagine.
As young adults, their paths initially cross, when a concerned Sebastian pays heartbroken Julia a surprise visit. The two spend only a few short days together, but the spark is undeniable. However, tragedy comes in all forms, and soon they're separated.
Fast forward a few years, and fate finds Army Captain Vaughn in a dangerous situation, where he’s forced to go into hiding. Out of desperation and a primal need to be near her, he unintentionally drags Julia into his treacherous world. Feeling responsible, he vows to protect her above all else, but will the cost be too high?
Meanwhile, Julia willingly goes on the run with Sebastian, sacrificing her way of life, and her safety, for the man she hopes is the one. She worries about his rejection, but more so than that, she worries about never again feeling the way she feels when she’s with him.
Can the couple make it out alive? Can they find each other in the process, or will it all be too much to bear?


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When Love Breaks

Blurb
From the author who brought you That Kiss, That Promise, I Will Catch You, and Tracing Hearts, comes another tale of love and loss.
Elora Foster and Logan Turner never met, until the day she showed up on his doorstep. After a simple, chance encounter, the two embark on a journey that will change both their lives forever.
With good intentions and a heart of gold, Elora has aspirations of being a nurse. But, when she’s hired to take care of Logan, a double amputee, she’s instantly put off by his grouchy demeanor and bad attitude. She’s not sure if taking this job was the right move, or the worst decision of her life.
Logan, who was recently released from the hospital, has no intention of letting anyone take care of him. He’s sure there’s nothing that could change his hopeless situation, so he resigns himself to his fate. When he meets Elora, instant friction begins, but soon, he realizes there's something different about her. Try as he might to behave himself, he finds that his negative attitude upsets her frequently—and to his surprise, it bothers him.
As time moves on, the two become more acquainted, and strong feelings begin to grow, but a road block threatens to derail any relationship that might develop. Just when they think they’ve found a way around it, their lives take a turn for the worse, and they're both faced with a gut wrenching decision which has the potential to tear them apart.
Can she save this lost soul? Can he get over the past enough to see she’s the one? Can they work through the worst problem they’ve ever known, or will the strain be too much?



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Friday, 21 October 2016

Release Blitz - Marry Me Mad by Katy Regnery


Marry Me Mad is one swoonworthy read! AND IT'S LIVE!


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Blurb

Did you fall in love with The English Brothers? Were you hot for the Winslows? Katy Regnery's New York Times bestselling Blueberry Lane series continues with The Rousseau siblings in 2016!

For as long as Madeleine “Mad” Rousseau can remember, she’s been the “sweet” twin to her sister Jax’s “sassy.” But after an especially painful break-up, Mad decides she’s had enough of being sweet. Children’s librarian during the day, she begins visiting Philly’s seedier nightspots on a quest for adventure. When Cortlandt “Cort” Ambler, the ex-boyfriend of Mad’s sister, Jax, saves her from disaster on one such evening, an unlikely friendship is born between the rebellious librarian and the moonlighting pianist…and two broken hearts begin a journey toward being whole again.

Get to know the families of Blueberry Lane!

*All books in The Blueberry Lane Series can be enjoyed as standalone novels.*





Make sure you don't miss the start of the Rousseau series! Jonquils for Jax is now available!



BUY NOW


PREORDER JC AND THE BIJOUIX JOLIS! releasing November 29, 2016



PRE-ORDER LINKS

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.

Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas.

Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller.

In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States.

Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home

Author Links
Website/Newsletter Signup: http://katyregnery.com/


My Review

Marry Me Mad (The Rousseaus, #2)Marry Me Mad by Katy Regnery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've read all the books in this series so far and was super looking forward to this and OMG I wasn't disappointed! I'm just gonna say this now that everybody seriously needs some Cort Ambler in their life! That man is just swoon worthily awesome. I may have drooled some lol.

Anyway! I digress. Back to the review lol ;0)

This book follows pretty much the same timeline as the last story, Jonquils For Jax, and follows Mad (Madeleine), Jax's sister. She has finally woken up and smelled the coffee regarding her waste of space boyfriend and, after breaking up with him, decides to drown her sorrows. She ends up at a bar where none other than Cort Ambler, her sisters former high school boyfriend, is playing piano. He takes care of her and she starts to realise that maybe she had the wrong impression of him over the years.

Aww. This book was super romantic and their attraction was off the charts. I loved Mad, she was super sweet and it was great to see her evolve and gain more confidence as the book went on. Cort was just fantastic! I honestly just can't describe how much I loved him and the things he said and did. He was simply perfect. Sigh. Where can I get one?! Lol. Did I mention he was awesome? Wink, wink ;)

As always with Katy Regnery the writing was flawless and the romance was super beautiful and emotional with loads of super feels. There's been a few books in this series but far from becoming stale like some others each story remains fresh and original and keeps me wanting more. I love how her books make you swoon and finish with a great big warm tingly feeling in your tummy.

I loved every minute of this. It was everything a romance should be and more. I can't wait for the next one. I would definitely recommend this to all because you all really need to meet Cort.

Calling All Bookaholics :)

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Release Blitz - Honor By Jay Crownover


New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jay Crownover returns with her most complicated hero yet, in the first book in the romantic suspense series The Breaking Point. 


Don’t be fooled.

Don’t make excuses for me.

I am not a good man.

I’ve seen things no one should, done things no one should talk about. Honor and conscience have no place in my life. But I’ve fought and I’ve survived. I’ve had to.

The first time I saw her dancing on that seedy stage in that second rate club, I felt my heart pulse for the first time. Keelyn Foster was too young, too vibrant for this place, and I knew in an instant that I would make her mine. But first I had to climb my way to the top. I had to have something more to offer her.

I’m here now, money is no object and I have no equal. Except for her. She's disappeared. But don’t worry, I will find her and claim her. She will be mine.

Like I said, don’t be fooled. I am not the devil in disguise... I’m the one standing front and center.


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EXCERPT 

NASSIR

              I was in the Point for less than a day when I got word that the man that ran the streets wanted to see me. I like to lay low. I liked to blend in, but here it didn’t see like that was an option. Instead of desert sand, the battleground here was asphalt and concrete, and as soon as my presence was known, it was as if this place recognized the fight lying dormant inside of me. This city called to it. I don’t know why I instantly felt like I fit, but I did. So I went to see the man in charge, fully expecting to offer him the last of my cash in order to gain a foothold in the desolate kingdom. I was a survivor. I could do without money for a little bit. No man was more resourceful than I was.

              I walked into a disgustingly gaudy strip club, offended by its crass ugliness. I was expecting to meet the ruler of the land, state my intentions, and let him know I would bow to no man here or anywhere else ever again. I was expecting a shakedown and maybe some strong-arming since I was obviously foreign and undocumented. I was technically legal since my mother had been an American citizen before she fell in love with an extremist, but I hadn’t really existed on paper since she handed me over to killers and radicals when I was just a kid. Mossad didn’t want me to be anything other than their trained attack dog, so they hadn’t offered up any proof of identity for me during my time at the end of their string. What I wasn’t expecting was that my cause, my reason, my purpose for living, and my something to believe in would be dancing nearly naked on a horrifically ugly stage, looking like she was going to cry at any second. She was so much more than freedom.

              She was Honor.

              She was beautiful, young, innocent, and so obviously resigned to her fate. It pulled at a heart I was stunned to find I still had buried somewhere deep underneath the brutal history that filled up the inside of me. It was the first time I felt it beat, and the pulse of its yearning scared and electrified me in equal measure.

              I started to move toward her like all those invisible gods I spent my life killing for were leading me directly to her when suddenly a man twice her age and triple her size leaped from his seat next to the stage and hurled himself up onto the platform directly at the girl. In the blink of an eye he was on top of her, rough hands all over her naked flesh. I heard her scream. I saw her long limbs flail and thrash under him. A red haze filled my vision and I forgot all about staying quiet and laying low. I forgot all about being a ghost, and realized that I could channel the fight that had been forged into my very soul, the fight that was slumbering restlessly inside me at that moment, into protecting something so innocent. She woke the fight up and she kept it alive.


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About Jay Crownover:

Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men, The Point, and the Saints of Denver series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she'll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.  


Book Tour - Harley & Rose By Carmen Jenner



Once upon a time they had been more than friends….
Harley & Rose by Carmen Jenner is NOW AVAILABLE!! 
ONLY $0.99
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Blurb

Ever since she was a little girl, thirty-year-old Rose dreamed of the day Harley would carry her across the threshold on their honeymoon. So what if this isn’t her actual wedding day, and that she’s only here because Harley was left at the altar just a few hours earlier?
Trading San Francisco for paradise and swapping her bridesmaid’s bouquet for a Blue Hawaii, Rose hopes she can finally escape the friend zone.
Once upon a time they had been more than friends, but life got in the way. She’s spent every day since wishing Harley would get a clue.
She’s always been his best friend.
He’s always been hers.
She’s in love with him.
He’s … not in love with her.
He’s … marrying someone else.
He’s … hiding something.
He’s … well—it’s complicated.



Excerpt 

We’re dying. Little by little, we’re coming closer to the end. A part of me wants to scream and shout that we had plans, that he’s breaking all of the promises we made one another in these last few heady weeks, and that everything we dreamed of is going up in smoke because of some stupid football game.
I know that’s not fair, though. I know if the situation was reversed, Harley would be nothing but supportive of me, even if it killed him, even if it broke his heart, and so I push down those feelings. I tamp down the frustration and the fear and the anger and I smile, even though my heart is breaking.



Author Information

Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA Today and international bestselling author.

Her dark romance, KICK (Savage Saints MC #1), won Best Dark Romance Read in the Reader’s Choice Awards at RWDU, 2015.

A tattoo enthusiast, hardcore makeup addict and zombie fangirl, Carmen lives on the sunny North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, where she spends her time indoors wrangling her two wildling children, a dog named Pikelet, and her very own man-child.

A romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?