Release Day Blitz: Grease Baby by Elle Aycart

Today we have the release day blitz for Elle Aycart’s GREASE BABE! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!

Title: Grease Babe

Author: Elle Aycart

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Grease Babe:

Alden is not only home to the gorgeous Bowen brothers, but also to the OGs, three hilarious octogenarian grandmas who believe age is nothing but a number. After their success helping one grandchild find love, they’ve decided to move on to the next. Nothing will stop them. Not even jail…

Rachel’s upbringing was rough, but at 34, she loves the life she’s built for herself. She adores her grandmother, Alden, and her job as a mechanic. Now, if her grandma and her friends would just stop getting into trouble, everything would be perfect. She’s doing her best to keep them on the straight and narrow, but she spends more time arguing with the sheriff than working in her garage. Case in point the OGs’ latest stunt, which got all of them, Rachel included, sentenced to community service. So now she has to keep an eye on the crazy grannies and on the street teenage thugs she’s been court-ordered to teach mechanics to.
And all thanks to the sheriff and that huge, unbendable stick up his ass.

Adrian Skehan, a top-notch detective in Boston, enjoyed putting dangerous criminals and drug kingpins behind bars. He loved his fast-paced, glamorous city life, but after his estranged grandfather had a major stroke, he moved to Alden, became the sheriff and now he spends his days chasing after senior citizens and dealing with the OGs –the bane of his existence— and Rachel, their obnoxious defender.
Terrific career move, really. Way to screw up his life. And his mental wellbeing.

As if life wasn’t hard enough, now the OGs have decided to work on their bucket list… meaning the granddaughter and the sheriff must join forces to survive the mayhem.
He likes his women… ivory-tower delicate. Not loud, highly opinionated and smelling of gasoline.
She likes her men… easy-going. Not arrogant know-it-alls and sticklers for rules.
Keeping these two together is a recipe for disaster. Too bad the OGs don’t see it that way.

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“Never seen this place from this point of view,” Wilma said, sitting on the holding cell’s bench and glancing around. “Rather inhospitable.”

Rebecca and Greta, both on the bench next to her, nodded.

“You know what’s missing? Curtains,” Greta suggested. “Some festive theme. In red. There would be no outside view, but the bars would stay hidden. Would boost morale.”

Wilma assented. “And pillows. This bench is too hard.”

And now that they were on the topic, an in-depth cleaning would do this place a world of good.

“In hindsight, it was a good decision to keep the bathing suits on,” Rebecca said.

Yep, it had been. Or they would have been facing charges for breaking and entering, indecent exposure, and giving an officer of the law a heart attack.

“He got mad this time,” Greta murmured. “The bottle of champagne didn’t help.” Neither did all the run-ins they’d had with Adrian lately.

“I can’t believe you arrested them,” they heard Rachel yelling from the office.

“Your granddaughter is here to rescue us,” Rebecca informed Wilma. Then she frowned. “We didn’t get a free phone call, like in the movies. Or did we get it and I spaced out?”

“I don’t remember calling anyone,” Greta mused, shaking her head.

Neither did she, but whoever had phoned Rachel had their best interest in mind. Rebecca’s grandson, Mike, would have bailed them out but would have given them a talk and taken the sheriff’s side. Greta’s son, Grady, would probably pay to keep them behind bars. Rachel was the only one carrying the senior flag. She always took their side, no matter what. Even when they were in the wrong.

She’d rushed to their defense when the sheriff tried to get Wilma’s driving license revoked, which, taking into consideration that they were driving twice the allowed speed and about to turn into oncoming traffic, kind of made sense. In their defense, though, Wilma hadn’t had her glasses on, so she hadn’t seen the speedometer. And the oncoming traffic consisted of an empty street with a couple of cars parked on it.

Rachel sounded outraged. “You can’t keep eighty-year-olds in a holding cell.”

“And I wouldn’t have if they didn’t try to convince one of my officers to release them.”

“Since when is it a crime to try to conv—”

“Slipping him money,” Adrian cut Rachel off.

“I told you it was a bad idea,” Rebecca mumbled to her friends. “A fifty-dollar bill was too little.”

“Trying to bribe an officer is illegal. Breaking and entering too,” Adrian stated, his voice calm. So far.

Rachel’s snort was loud. And rude. “There was nothing broken, and they didn’t enter the building. They just used the outdoors facilities. You could say they were rehearsing for the opening, making sure everything worked.”

Wilma looked at her friends. “Why didn’t we think of that?”

The conversation outside seemed to grow louder and louder. Rebecca lifted her shoulders. “In between the champagne and the chlorine I ended up guzzling, I was a bit fuzzy. Still am.”

Greta pointed at the toilet in the far corner. “It’s the smell coming from that. As soon as we get out of here, we’re organizing some fundraiser to get this place in tip-top shape.”

Wilma couldn’t stifle the laughter. “You plan on visiting often?” At her friend’s shrug, she dug into the pocket of her bathrobe and produced her cellphone. “Let’s immortalize the moment. Just in case.”

“You had your phone all this time?” Rebecca asked.

“I just remembered. Let’s do a selfie. With the bars as the backdrop. Ladies, get your duck faces on.”

“I really don’t understand it,” Greta said in a sigh. “All our lives being told small lips are beautiful, and look at us now. Right when we need them, they’ve deflated.”

“Like everything else,” Rebecca commiserated. “No lips, no boobs, no ass. Just shriveled-up skin.”

“It’s from all the time we spent in the pool, don’t worry,” Greta said.

Rebecca didn’t seem too convinced.

“Ready?” Wilma asked, interrupting. She wasn’t wearing her glasses, so she wasn’t sure the shot was centered, but she stretched out her hand, took the picture and hoped for the best. “Now let’s Tweet with the hashtags #campingwiththegirls #exploringnewfrontiers #nevertooOldtogetarapsheet.”

“Two months,” Adrian said sternly. Wilma could almost see him standing with his arms crossed on his chest. That handsome, young face of his, frowning and getting old and crinkled prematurely. What a waste. “The B&B opens in a couple of months. Couldn’t they wait?”

Rachel was raising her voice, sounding exasperated. “They don’t make long-term plans.”

“Two months is a long-term plan?”

“What do you think? They don’t even buy their bananas green,” her granddaughter all but yelled, her tone aggravated. Wilma could also see her in her mind, standing as tall as possible, on tiptoe, probably, facing off with Adrian. “This is an abuse of authority.”

Rebecca turned to Wilma. “I love your Rachel. You really got lucky in the grandchildren department.”

Wilma knew. She’d missed her granddaughter’s childhood because of the divorce, but Rachel had gotten in touch with her ten years ago, and when she decided to move to Alden, Wilma had been ecstatic.

“Like you can complain with Mike,” Greta said to Rebecca. “You’re both lucky. I struck out.”

Greta’s son was no fun. Her grandson, Connor, was a sweetheart, but he was in the military and was very seldom in the US.

“I remind you I’m already taking care of all the police cars’ maintenance.” Rachel’s voice was getting louder by the second.

“Three cars. Do I have to remind you what the OGs did to make that happen?”

Greta and Wilma stared at Rebecca, who whispered, “What?! That was an accident. It could happen to any one of us.”

“Wait a second.” There was a pause, and then Rachel cursed. “You have them in their bathing suits and wet robes? What are you thinking? They’re old. They could get a cold and die,” Rachel reprimanded him.

Good attempt at guilt tripping. It might have worked with other police officers, but Adrian was too seasoned. The OGs knew; they’d tried it before.

Adrian snorted. “They won’t. Viruses don’t dare mess with them. And it’s not my fault they decided to drive there in their bathing suits and without any spare clothes. Wait, how do you know…”

“They’re Tweeting from their cell, that’s why. You have them half-naked in there.”

Oops… and Wilma thought she’d pointed the camera at their faces.

“I’m going to sue you,” Rachel continued. “The whole department. This is misuse of power. Abuse of authority. Human rights violation. Whatever it’s called.”

From then on, Wilma couldn’t make out the words, because both were screaming. After a short while, the door from the corridor opened, and Rachel marched in, followed by Adrian.

“How good to see you, dear. You’re here to bail us out?” Wilma asked, as the sheriff began unlocking the cell.

Rachel had her arms crossed, her lips pursed, and was giving him the evil eye. “I’m afraid not, grandma.”

Adrian opened the cell and, to their surprise, pushed Rachel in and closed the door behind her. “She’s being charged with disorderly conduct.”

“Disorderly conduct, my ass,” she replied. “This is contempt of cop.”

The sheriff ignored Rachel. “The phone, ladies,” he demanded, stretching his hand out to them.

Wilma harrumphed but gave it to him. “Don’t take it out on poor Walter. He was scared of frisking me.”

“Have a great evening, ladies,” he said as he walked away. “See you tomorrow.”

“Now what?” Greta asked when they were alone again.

The four of them sat on the bench.

Wilma sighed. “Now we wait until Mike logs on to Twitter.”

About Elle Aycart:

After a colorful array of jobs all over Europe ranging from translator to chocolatier to travel agent to sushi chef to flight dispatcher, Elle Aycart is certain of one thing and one thing only: aside from writing romances, she has abso-frigging-lutely no clue what she wants to do when she grows up. Not that it stops her from trying all sorts of crazy stuff. While she is probably now thinking of a new profession, her head never stops churning new plots for her romances. She lives currently in Barcelona, Spain, with her husband and two daughters, although who knows, in no time she could be living at the Arctic Circle in Finland, breeding reindeer.

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Review: A Lucky Shot by Nikky Kaye

Today we are celebrating the release of a new contemporary romance title, A LUCKY SHOT by Nikky Kaye by participating in the blog tour. Grab your copy now (available as part of Kindle Unlimited)

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Lucy is at her first ever hockey game when a sexy man comes on to her. She’s instantly smitten and the chemistry between them is off the charts. She doesn’t know who he is though. He’s a hockey legend, Beckett “Beck” Hallstrom. Their chemistry is so strong that before she quite realizes what is happening, Lucy is all over Beck, and vice versa.

This is definitely an insta-love romance but it was a sexy and uncomplicated one that was a good way to spend an hour. Lucy is being described as Beck’s “lucky charm” in hockey (he’s no longer a player, rather works for a team in a scheduling and support position) and while she isn’t thrilled with the title, she definitely enjoys spending time with Beck.

There are a few small arguments along the way but ultimately these two find true joy and sex (lots and lots of sex!) in each other. There is one scene I was not a fan of, early on in their romance where Beck basically uses Lucy to hopefully have his team score a goal. It wasn’t the most attractive element to his character that’s for sure. But he groveled and he treated her better throughout the course of the book so I was willing to let it go since Lucy also forgave him.

A Lucky Shot is my first Nikky Kaye book. I am intrigued enough to look into her other stories now!


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A LUCKY SHOT by Nikky Kaye

Available Now | A Contemporary Standalone

Book Blurb:

He started it, but I’m going to finish.

Beckett Hallstrom is a rich, smirking, climbable treehouse of a man, with all the cockiness that comes with being a sports celebrity.

Had I known who he was, I might have asked for a time-out.

Instead, I’m falling hard for an older man who was a high scorer when I was still in pigtails.

He couldn’t keep me a secret if he tried–which he doesn’t really want to. Now, the whole city is convinced that our budding relationship will make or break his team’s playoff dreams.

I’ve heard that hockey players are superstitious, but Beck wants to keep me in his pocket and rub me like a rabbit’s foot. ♥

I’m a lucky girl, right? Or am I just getting played?

A LUCKY SHOT is a steamy, standalone sports romance novella about getting swept up in the action. Body checking is allowed!

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Nikky Kaye likes to read and write feverish, fearless books for your funny boner, such as A Model Fiancé and the Billionaire Book Club series. A former college professor, she has worked with movie stars and the United Nations—but prefers happy endings. She has young twin boys, loves living where there are four distinct seasons but loathes getting out of bed, has a terrible addiction to diet cola, and hates talking about herself in the third person.

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Release Blitz: A Lucky Shot by Nikky Kaye

Today we are celebrating the release of a new contemporary romance title, A LUCKY SHOT by Nikky Kaye. Grab your copy now (available as part of Kindle Unlimited)

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A LUCKY SHOT by Nikky Kaye

Available Now | A Contemporary Standalone

Book Blurb:

He started it, but I’m going to finish.

Beckett Hallstrom is a rich, smirking, climbable treehouse of a man, with all the cockiness that comes with being a sports celebrity.

Had I known who he was, I might have asked for a time-out.

Instead, I’m falling hard for an older man who was a high scorer when I was still in pigtails.

He couldn’t keep me a secret if he tried–which he doesn’t really want to. Now, the whole city is convinced that our budding relationship will make or break his team’s playoff dreams.

I’ve heard that hockey players are superstitious, but Beck wants to keep me in his pocket and rub me like a rabbit’s foot. ♥

I’m a lucky girl, right? Or am I just getting played?

A LUCKY SHOT is a steamy, standalone sports romance novella about getting swept up in the action. Body checking is allowed!

READ IT NOW

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Nikky Kaye likes to read and write feverish, fearless books for your funny boner, such as A Model Fiancé and the Billionaire Book Club series. A former college professor, she has worked with movie stars and the United Nations—but prefers happy endings. She has young twin boys, loves living where there are four distinct seasons but loathes getting out of bed, has a terrible addiction to diet cola, and hates talking about herself in the third person.

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Release Blitz: Scandalous Secrets by Synithia Williams

SCANDALOUS SECRETS BY SYNITHIA WILLIAMS

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Can they do what’s right…without betraying their hearts?

Senatorial candidate Byron Robidoux always does the right thing. And, after years of focus and dedication, his life and campaign are going exactly to plan—until a blackmailer jeopardizes everything. No one is supposed to know that thirteen years ago, Byron told a lie to protect a college friend. And now that lie could destroy his career…and threaten the woman he never stopped loving.

Zoe Hammond hardly recognizes the refined and handsome politician Byron has become. The last time she saw him, he was the friend who saved her life by claiming to be the father of her unborn baby. For that, she’d do anything for him. Except Byron’s world of wealth, reputation and deceit isn’t a place where Zoe or her daughter belong. But when a menace from the past comes calling again, staying with Byron is best for them all. And, as the searing attraction between them builds, they soon realize some things are worth fighting for…especially love.

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Synithia Williams has loved romance novels since reading her first one at the age of 13. It was only natural that she would one day write her own romance. When she isn’t writing, Synithia works on water quality issues in the Midlands of South Carolina while taking care of her supportive husband and two sons. You can learn more about Synithia by visiting her website, www.synithiawilliams.com.

Release Blitz and Review: Hard Fall by Sara Ney

Hard Fall by Sara Ney is her newest book and it is fun. That’s the highest compliment I can give it because from beginning to end, it was just a lot of fun to watch Trace “Buzz” Wallace and Hollis fall in love. It is a very different kind of courtship as it starts off as a fake date but grows into something neither is expecting (as is usually the case with a good romance).

Buzz meets Hollis at the team headquarters for the Chicago Steam, the baseball team he plays for. He hits on her but she rebuffs him hard. Hollis has just come off a bad relationship with another baseball player and she is not falling for that again. Of course, little does she know that Buzz is very hard to forget.

This is classic fun Sara Ney romance. There is great repertoire between the leads. A lot of snarky give and take which I always enjoy! Both leads have supporting characters behind them to lend advice or alcohol when needed. Plus, Sara Ney knows how to write steamy love scenes and she does not skimp on that front in Hard Fall. Buzz and Hollis do not lack in sexual chemistry. I admit, I liked this book better than the first book in the series but part of that is because even in Hard Pass, Buzz stood out to me in a way Noah (the hero of that book) did not. Buzz is a goofball but there are several things he takes seriously: baseball, his family, his friends, and now, Hollis. If you’re looking for a fun, quick but very steamy and awkward romantic love story (Buzz’s mom plays matchmaker in one scene and forces them to share Buzz’s childhood bedroom!), get this book on your e-reader. Hard Fall is fun. Plain and simple, it took my mind off the craptastic realism of 2020 and that’s high praise in these times.

Release Date: August 18

“Hard Fall”
That’s what my mom is always saying: “The bigger you are, the harder you fall.” She’s talking about love—I’ve never been in it myself, but that doesn’t stop me from secretly matchmaking for my friends. Who would suspect me, a world class athlete, of meddling in other people’s love lives? I love Love, especially when it’s not me who’s doing the falling…

“No Thanks.”
That’s what Hollis Westbrooke said when I asked her on a date. Well, propositioned her, actually—but it was all a big joke; one she doesn’t think is funny. My stomach is in knots since I might actually like this girl so the joke is on me. Hollis’s father is my boss—and she doesn’t date players.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall—especially when biggest player is me.

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Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. 

Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced lattes, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. 

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Review: Kiss my Cupcake by Helena Hunting

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Kiss My Cupcake is a new and fun book from Helena Hunting. This is an author that makes me laugh consistently and makes me appreciate romance consistently. Blaire and Ronan are a good fit together even if they don’t see it at all initially. What could be more different? A cupcake and cocktails store versus an old school bar with some fun ax throwing involved? That’s not a recipe for success at first glance. I liked how these two went about making their individual businesses a success and ended up working together along the way. Their support for each other really won me over. Ronan and Blaire shine best when they are working together, though I admit I do appreciate both of these characters on their own, Blaire in particular. She has a great head for business and knows how to showcase her new store. Kiss My Cupcake is a sexy story but also a solid story of two characters learning to work together.


Is it possible to have her cupcake and eat it too?


Kiss My Cupcake, an all-new laugh-out-loud standalone romance filled with witty banter and white-hot sexual chemistry from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting is available now!

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Blaire Calloway has planned every Instagram-worthy moment of her cupcake and cocktails shop launch down to the tiniest detail. What she didn’t plan on? Ronan Knight and his old-school sports bar next door opening on the very same day. He may be super swoony, but Blaire hasn’t spent years obsessing over buttercream and bourbon to have him ruin her chance at success.

From ax throwing (his place) to frosting contests (hers), Blaire and Ronan are constantly trying to one-up each other in a battle to win new customers. But with every clash, there’s also an undeniable chemistry. When an even bigger threat to their business comes to town, they’re forced to call a temporary time-out on their own war and work together. And the more time Blaire spends getting to know the real Ronan, the more she wonders if it’s possible to have her cupcake and eat it too.

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I take a bite, not as big as I originally intended, because that’s probably what she expects and I want to prolong the agony of her anticipation as much as I humanly can. I intend to tell her it’s just okay, except the moment the flavors hit my tongue I groan. Loudly. “Oh my God,”I mumble, crumbs tumbling out of my mouth and sprinkling all over the counter. Which I realize is disgusting.

But Blaire doesn’t seem to care. She grins widely, satis- faction and triumph making her face even more stunning. I consider asking what this is, but decide I don’t care enough to stop eating it. There’s coffee in the icing, but it’s not overly sweet, it’s light and buttery and decadently creamy. The cake practically melts in my mouth, hints of . . . whiskey, cocoa and vanilla and with the next bite I get a hit of creamy custard with a gentle hint of . . . almond.

Blaire doesn’t seem to notice the mess I’m making. At all. She’s sucking on her bottom lip and bouncing on the balls of her feet. Her lip pops free, teeth marks still evident. “Enjoying yourself.”It’s not a question, more of an accusation.

I want to shove the rest of it in my face instead of answering, but I lift my hand to cover my mouth so I can ask a question instead of affirm what she clearly already knows. “What is it?”

A slow smirk spreads across her lips.

She doesn’t say anything right away, so I jam the rest of it in my mouth. Half of me wants to beg her for more, but I know if I do, then somehow I’ve managed to give her the upper hand. Which is ridiculous. It’s just a cupcake, and regardless of what she thinks, we’re not really competing with each other. For the YouTube thing sure, but I don’t see how she can win against me and my kickass cool bar and the axe throwing. And now the whole live bands idea and karaoke.

The cupcakes-and-cocktails theme is cute. But that’s about all it is.

I try to keep my groan in this time, but a sound of contentment slips out.

“So you like my screaming orgasms?” she asks.

Which is when I start coughing. I also try to

inhale with food in my mouth and choke. And cough some more. Blaire takes a step back since I’m spraying the counter with half- chewed cupcake. It’s a travesty because I want that all in my belly and not on the counter.

“Are you okay?” she asks when I continue to cough for another solid fifteen seconds.

“Yeah.” Cough. “I just”—cough—“didn’t expect that.”

“It’s the name of the cupcake,” she informs me.

“I figured, since you didn’t scream even once.”

“I’m not a screamer.” Her eyes flare, as if she didn’t mean for that to slip out.

Now it’s my turn to smirk. “Is that right?”

She spins around, but I can see her face in the mirrored wall in front of her. Her ears have gone red and she mutters something to herself, nabbing the box from the bar behind her. She rolls her shoulders back and turns to face me again. Her cheeks are the same color as her ears. She drops the box unceremoniously on the counter. “I figured you’d want more than one.”

“Yes. Definitely.” I nod.

“Multiples really are the best.” Her cheek tics, and the tips of her ears look as if they’re going to light on fire and take all her hair with it. I wonder how much product she uses to keep it looking so perfect and if it’s soft to the touch or not.

“I love multiples.” Both the giving and the receiving. I leave that part out, because I would prefer to eat the cupcakes, not wear them, and I feel like we’re suddenly treading a very fine line. Either that or we’ve already jumped right over it. I shake my head to clear it. “Uh, what do I owe you?”

“Those are on the house. Enjoy your night.”

Blaire usually happily charges me full price for my cupcake addiction. Although she does tend to toss in an extra one for good measure. I’m tempted to ask if I’m going to end up hogtied in the trunk of a car if I eat the rest of these, but I figure that might be pushing it. “I can’t imagine anyone has ever said no to free multiple screaming orgasms.”

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately

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Release Blitz: Kiss My Cupcake by Helena Hunting

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“A laugh-out-loud romance full of charm, wit and magic. A thoroughly delicious read.”

 –LJ Shen, USA Today bestselling author

Kiss My Cupcake, an all-new witty, opposites-attract standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting is available now! 

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Blaire Calloway has planned every Instagram-worthy moment of her cupcake and cocktails shop launch down to the tiniest detail. What she didn’t plan on? Ronan Knight and his old-school sports bar next door opening on the very same day. He may be super swoony, but Blaire hasn’t spent years obsessing over buttercream and bourbon to have him ruin her chance at success.

From ax throwing (his place) to frosting contests (hers), Blaire and Ronan are constantly trying to one-up each other in a battle to win new customers. But with every clash, there’s also an undeniable chemistry. When an even bigger threat to their business comes to town, they’re forced to call a temporary time-out on their own war and work together. And the more time Blaire spends getting to know the real Ronan, the more she wonders if it’s possible to have her cupcake and eat it too.

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Cover Reveal: Beneath the Darkness series by Cheryl Sloan

Today we have the gorgeous reveal for Cheryl Sloan’s BENEATH THE DARKNESS series, designed by Hang Le! Check it out and be sure to sign up for Cheryl’s newsletter for release updates!

Title: Captivated by the Light

Release Date: August 18th

 

About Captivated by the Light:

Determined to live life on her terms, Jenna Lachlan

focused her energy on growing her business all the while

flying under the radar, but fate had other plans.

Insert the sexy, assertive, and captivating Cameron Rijker

into the fold, and the stakes just got higher. He pushed

her buttons, decimated her comfort zone, and made

her yearn for a life she long since vowed wasn’t

in the cards.

Their attraction was immediate, their chemistry

undeniable, and their connection unparalleled.

However, beneath the surface remained a secret so

big that Jenna would go to any lengths to keep

hidden no matter the cost.

The only downside to anonymity was that you could

never fully trust anyone but yourself.

 

 

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Title: Blindsided by Darkness

Release Date: September 15th

 

About Blindsided by Darkness:

With everything Jenna had worked toward at risk,

yet everything she’d ever dreamed of to gain, she had

to decide if Cameron jeopardizing her trust was

worth the risk of letting her guard down.

Getting involved with another man was never part of

her plan. However, Cameron wasn’t just any other man.

He was the one. He was an unexpected ray of light

in an otherwise darkened existence.

So, when Jenna’s past and present collide, and viable

threats emerge from the shadows, she finds herself

fighting for the future and a life she hadn’t believed

she was worthy of until Cameron showed her what

it meant to be truly loved.

 

 

Title: Darkness to Light

Release Date: October 13th

 

About Darkness to Light:

When Jenna’s past was called into question, truths

uncovered, and a stunning secret revealed, her world fell

apart in the most earth-shattering of ways.

One so devastating and profoundly painful, there

was no escaping the hollowness that would remain

in her heart until she righted the wrongs of the past.

While Jenna was no stranger to a blindside, nothing

would stand in her way as she fought to reclaim the

life she rightfully deserved. However, being

confronted by one’s worst nightmare, meant her

fortitude would face the ultimate test.

The problem with putting your life on the line was not

everyone would walk away unscathed.

 

 

Exclusive Excerpt:

“So back to an earlier conversation of ours, about you not being worth the hassle. Tell me, do you always make a habit of running from men actively trying to pursue you, or is it just me?”

“It’s just you.”

“Just me you run from, or I am the only man currently pursuing you?”

“Both.” I broke our eye contact, casting my eyes down to his chest.

He released my hand from his grasp and, with featherlight touches, ran the back of his fingertips down the side of my face until he reached my chin. Once your eyes met again, he whispered, “What has you so spooked?”

“I don’t trust myself around you,” I blurted without hesitation, completely surprised by my honesty.

“Have I done or said something specific to make you feel that way?”

I shook my head no. “It’s just . . . I’m not sure I’m the right girl for you.”

His hand slipped from my chin and caressed my back. “Shouldn’t I be the judge of that?”

“You can’t control my thoughts on the subject, Cameron. I’m not comfortable with the idea of submission,” I whispered, careful not to let anyone hear. “I know you promised we’d take it slow—” My voice wandered off, along with my justification as to why we couldn’t be together.

“Jenna, I’d like for you to trust me when I say I want the chance to get to know you better. I’m willing to negotiate my terms.”

“Negotiate?” My body language abruptly became standoffish. “Do you want to date me, or are these new terms you’re introducing into our business deal?”

“I find myself drawn to you in a way I can’t explain but I’m sure you’ve already pieced that together. You also aren’t the only one who is being cautious here.” His grip tightened behind my back when the bartender arrived with our drinks. He glanced his attention back to me and his hands gravitated to my hips, holding me close.

I pressed my lips into a shy smile as a slight giggle escaped me. Honestly, what did I have to lose? Well, everything, but for reasons beyond my comprehension, I seemed to be willing enough to hazard getting caught up in his web of seduction, despite the risks that drove my fears.

There was no denying Cameron was in my head as my thoughts filled with him taking my body to new unimaginable heights, a mental image that left me blushing in heat.

“Whatever you’re thinking about, Jenna, don’t stop. I hope that brilliant smile has something to do with me because I’d love to make you smile like this more often.”

I took a deep inhalation in and out and bit my lip as I gazed up into his gorgeous honey brown eyes. With my hand on his shoulder, I pushed up on my tiptoes and brushed my lips across his cheekbone to his ear. He was the breath of fresh air I needed in my life, the wind in my sails, and the flutter that caused my heart to skip a beat.

“If you’re lucky, I might enlighten you one day.” His jaw twitched against my cheek, and the corners of my lips lifted in response.

 

 

About Cheryl Sloan:

Cheryl Sloan lives an hour outside Toronto with her husband, two children, and has a love for all things creative. With the unwavering support and encouragement of her husband, she decided to abandon her comfort zone and pursue her dream of becoming a published author. When she’s not lost in crafting her character’s world or cuddled up with a good book and her lapdog Labradoodle, she can be found spending quality time with her family and hanging out at the ballpark supporting their favorite MLB team.

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Release Blitz: A Reunion of Rivals by Reese Ryan

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A REUNION OF RIVALS BY REESE RYAN

Sparks in the boardroom
and the bedroom…

She can’t let anything derail her passion project,
Not even a second chance with the sexiest man alive…

The deal that could bring Quinn Bazemore’s career back from the brink has one catch: she must partner up with her ex-lover Max Abbott. Quinn can’t forget the pleasure-filled summer they shared. But now she’s butting heads over business strategy with the mouthwatering marketing VP, even as their reawakened desire threatens to expose her deepest secrets…

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As soon as the door closed behind his sister, Quinn turned to him and scowled. “Why would you give everyone the impression something is going on between us?”

He tried not to take her words personally, but damn if it didn’t feel like she’d kicked him in the teeth wearing a pair of steel toe boots.

There was a time when her greatest desire had been for them to go out on a proper date and let the world see them together. Rather than sneaking around and hooking up in his shabby little loft over the barn or in the bed of his truck, parked beneath the stars.

Heat stung his cheeks as he jammed his hands into his pockets. “They probably assume I want to talk about the project or catch up with an old friend.”

He pretended not to notice the way she pressed her lips together and furrowed her brows when he referred to them as friends.

Damn. Is there a draft in here?

The chilly vibe coming from his ex was all too real.

“And I really would love to catch up at some point. But first, I need to tell you just how sorry I am.”

“No.” She shook her head, her tousled beach waves swinging gently.

He curled the fingers still shoved into his pockets into tight fists. Max couldn’t help remembering how he’d sifted the soft strands through his fingers as she had lain in his arms. And the dreamy way she’d gazed up at him after they’d made love.

There was nothing remotely romantic about the frosty look Quinn cast in his direction from beneath her long, thick eyelashes.

“No, you won’t allow me to apologize to you, or no, you’re not willing to accept my sincere apology?” He sat on the edge of the conference table.

“Both.” Quinn folded her arms, her expression neutral. Despite the iciness that slid over his skin in response to her answer, her tone and expression betrayed no anger. “A—I don’t want your apology. B—There’s no need for it.”

Heat spanned his forehead. Max had imagined having this conversation with Quinn dozens of times. He’d envisioned anger, forgiveness and lots of incredibly hot makeup sex. What he hadn’t foreseen was Quinn standing here calm, callous and completely out of fucks to give.

Not that he didn’t deserve it.

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Reese Ryan writes sexy, emotional romance with captivating family drama, surprising secrets, and a posse of complex, flawed characters.A Midwesterner with deep Southern roots, Reese currently resides in semi-small-town North Carolina where she’s an avid reader, a music junkie, and a self-declared connoisseur of cheesy grits.

 

 

Review: Kitty Valentine Dates a Doctor by Jillian Dodd

Kitty Valentine Dates a Doctor is a new book from Jillian Dodd. It is part of the Kitty Valentine series, book two. This is a bit different style romance book than what I am used to. For one thing, do not expect a happily-ever-after. I want to put that out there because the entire premise of the series is that Kitty dates different men. It is a fun and I thought unique approach to romance books!

 

Kitty is a writer whose book sales have been very, very bad lately. Her agent suggests she spice up her books so, Kitty and her best friend decide to make a game out of it. Kitty will date one man in several romance “trope” categories (the first book is all about her dating a billionaire). I enjoyed her adventure in this book and I am baffled about how this will all end up for Kitty. I am very curious if a happy ending awaits her! I hope so.

 

Kitty is a fun character. She is kind, a good friend, and a writer willing to dig into her material. I know that sounds facetious but don’t worry, Kitty treats her doctor well. In the end, well, I will not spoil it but you’ll see how Kitty pushes forward with her plan.

 

Kitty Valentine Dates a Doctor is an interesting story! I did not read the first book in the series and at this point, I will probably wait until all the books are published to read any more of her stories but that’s only because I like to know endings of things. If you’re ready to follow Kitty’s adventures now, you will not be disappointed.

Release Date: June 18
SPIN THE WHEEL. DATE THE GUY. 

 

Six years ago, Kitty Valentine took the book world by storm when her sweet debut romance hit number one on the New York Times Best Sellers list, which was followed by a string of successful releases. 

 

 

 

Her latest novel, however, totally bombs, causing her editor to suggest she write much sexier books.
To Kitty, writing smut is the literary equivalent of stripping.
But with no advance coming in and her royalties dipping to an all-time low, Kitty has no choice.
Armed with a hot-guy spinning prize wheel, made by her best friend, listing all the different types of men she will date and then write about, Kitty will be spinning—not stripping—her way back onto the best-sellers list.
*  Doctor romance

 

*  Hot neighbor
*  Laugh out loud funny
*  Standalone
*  Fast-paced, easy read
 
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Meet Jillian Dodd
Jillian is the USA TODAY bestselling author of more than thirty novels. She writes fun romances with characters her readers fall in love with—from the boy next door in the That Boy trilogy to the daughter of a famous actress in The Keatyn Chronicles® to a spy who might save the world in the Spy Girl® series. 
She adores writing big fat happily ever afters, wears a lot of  pink, buys too many shoes, loves to travel, and is a distracted by anything covered in glitter.
 
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