Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Mine To Keep by M.C. Cerny, Blitz & Giveaway


Mine To Keep
Love By Design #7
M.C. Cerny

Publication date: September 29th 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Remington Kennedy was out of “bless your hearts” to give. She moved North for a chance at something better. Her compass to success was getting an education and getting out of tornado alley. A failed scholarship led her to tending bar. A lie drove her into the arms of the town football star filled with hopes and dreams. A year later, she found herself with a baby on the way, more lost than ever, alone, and terrified.
Evan Rooney was nobody’s hero. As a good cop in a small town, he felt the daily weight of responsibility. Known as the Preacher’s son, he struggled to keep his faith…but secrets have a way of finding the surface and Evan finds himself drawn to the red headed barmaid with a bun in the oven like a moth to it’s flame.
Both need a little saving…both need love, and a baby needs a family made of more than just DNA.

Book seven in the Love By Design series of contemporary romantic comedies. 
Mine To Keep is written to be read as a standalone, but many readers prefer to read the series in order.

Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo

Author Bio:
M.C. Cerny is a USA Today Bestselling author of fresh sexy books. She experienced her first real ugly cry reading, Where The Red Fern Grows, and never looked back. She lives with a menagerie of human and feline fur-babies in rural NJ. When M.C. is not writing, you'll find her lurking in Starbucks, running stupid marathons, and eating all the tacos. 

Possessed by Passion


Title: Possessed by Passion
Genre: Dark Paranormal Romance

Publication Date: March 16th, 2021

Blurb:
Passions pulsate.
Destinies collide.
Humans, angels, and demons alike are possessed with a common bind—desire.
Experience exquisite and sultry seraphs, demonic witches, a hellfire phoenix, a vengeful gargoyle, ordinary humans with dark sides, vampires, werewolves, ghostly spirits, and other creatures of the night, who will whet your desire for romance and seduction. Travel with them into their worlds as they lust for love, romance, and pleasure.
Will they find what they are searching for? Will you?
Find out in this twenty-plus, limited time paranormal and dark romance collection by USA Today, international bestselling, and award-winning authors.
Experience the passion.

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER


Bella Emy – USA Today Bestseller 
Alyssa Drake – USA Today Bestseller 
Erin Lee - USA Today Bestseller 
Lorah Jaiyn - USA Today Bestseller 
Cora Kenborn - USA Today Bestseller 
Diana Register – International Bestseller 
Rena Marin - International Bestseller 
John Watson - International Bestseller 
Rita Delude - International Bestseller 
Stephanie Ayers - International Bestseller 
Yolanda Allard - International Bestseller 
Sian B. Claven - International Bestseller 
Olivia Marie - International Bestseller 
M W Brown - International Bestseller 
LJC Fynn - International Bestseller 
Tiffany Carby - International Bestseller 
Michelle Edwards - International Bestseller 
Tracy A. Ball - International Bestseller 
Eve Corso 
Marie Ahls 
Rheanon Nicole 
Cloud S Riser 
Catherine Wiltcher 
Lexi Swann 

Lost on the Way by Isabel Jolie Tour & Giveaway


Lost on the Way
Isabel Jolie

Publication date: September 21st 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

They were friends—just friends. Now they’re something else entirely… 

Jason
Maggie was my best friend’s girl. When he died… I don’t have the words. Indescribable pain.
But we healed. Together. She got me through my illness and became my friend, my confidant, my family. She’s everything to me.
And I ruined it all last night.
One drunken night. That’s all it took. Now I’m lost.
I want her with everything I am, everything I have, but she can’t be mine. She deserves someone with better odds than the doctors gave me.
Now, if I can’t figure out how to go back to the way things were, I’ll lose the most important relationship I have. The only one that truly matters. 

Maggie
Last night was the best—and worst—night of my life.
He’s made it clear, more than once, that he only wants a friendship.
Then last night happened.
And now he knows how I feel.
He’s my best friend. I love him —mind, body, and soul. We have a visceral connection others can’t understand.
The problem? He’ll always see me as his best friend’s girlfriend, no matter how many years pass.
I can’t lose him. If he wants to stay in the friend zone, I’ll need to somehow accept that and move on. I know it’s true.
But convincing my heart…well, that’s another story entirely. 

One night of excess tequila changes everything for two codependent best friends. Will they lose all they had, or can they find their way to something even better?

Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo

Excerpt
“Are you happy now?”
It’s not the kind of question that should make me smile, but I’m lost in my head, and not only do I smile, but I almost laugh. I hold it in, but barely. “I think I might have gotten lost on the way to happy.”
He blinks several times. “Well, I hope you get there.”
“I hope we both do.”
When I return home to my empty apartment, I flip open the lid to my laptop. I read through the offer letter I received earlier today. Then I draft my acceptance email. I could wait and call in the morning, but I don’t want to wait.

Author Bio:
Isabel Jolie, or Izzy to her friends, is an Amazon bestselling indie author with an unquenchable thirst for a good, sexy love story. Izzy’s heart pumps faster for stories with strong heroines, down-to-earth realism, and an unexpected twist.
When she’s not writing or reading, she can often be found with a glass of wine in hand relaxing with her husband, daughters, and good friends lakeside.
Izzy fills her Instagram feed with funnies, inspirational “brain candy”, and anything that meshes with her mood of the day. #mood. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

ONE BEAUTIFUL PROMISE by Layla Hagen


It all began in Rome…
I was supposed to show Cole the city, as a favor to a friend. I was aware of his reputation, a seductive charmer hellbent on bachelorhood, but I hadn't prepared for him to get past my defenses. Cole was nothing like the serious businessman I imagined. He was sinfully hot, funny and way too flirty for my broken heart. But, it was just vacation after all. I thought I'd never see him again.
Only I do.
Cole calls me the very day I return to New York. My residency has been my sole focus for the past few years—my passion and my refuge. I've loved and lost and I don't know how to open up again. But Cole is melting my fears with every kiss and touch, willing to move mountains to make me happy and help me heal. And what scares me the most? I might just let him.

Amazon Buy Links

About Layla Hagen
Welcome! My name is Layla Hagen and I am a Contemporary Romance author.
I fell in love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later. I write romantic stories and can't wait to share them with the world. And I drink coffee. Lots of it

Imagine With Me by Kristen Proby



Imagine With Me by Kristen Proby is now live! 

From New York Times Bestselling author Kristen Proby, comes an all new novel in her beloved With Me In Seattle series!

Shawn O'Callaghan loves his job as a screenwriter almost as much as he loves his family. But this latest project could quite possibly test his patience beyond anything he's ever had to endure. Generally unflappable, the author he's thrown into the trenches with pushes every button he has. Sometimes twice. And it doesn't help that he can't stop thinking about her in ways that are anything but professional. But how can he help it? The brunette is gorgeous beyond reason--and utterly infuriating.
Bestselling author Lexi Perry is finally about to leave her mark on the world; after all, seeing her dark and dangerous words brought to life is a dream come true. Until she meets the man who is supposed to make that happen. From the minute they laid eyes on each other, it was clear there would be tension, but she had no idea how much until they got down to business. He obviously doesn't understand her vision. Though she's having trouble lately too, given all she can picture is what he looks like under his clothes and imagining what it would sound like if he talked dirty to her in that sexy Irish lilt of his.
If they can find a way to meet in the middle, this movie could be one for the ages. As could their love.

Amazon * Amazon Worldwide * Apple * Nook * Kobo * AudibleGoodreads

Meet Kristen
Kristen Proby has published more than forty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion and Romancing Manhattan Series. 
Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two cats.

FOLLOW ME DARKLY by Helen Hardt


Release Date: September 29

I’ve always been a control freak. But he makes me crave submission…

Working for a hotel heiress and social media influencer may not be my dream job, but at least it allows me time to do what I really love—take photographs. Pretty good for a wholesome farm girl from Kansas trying to make it in Boston. Life may not be easy working for a diva, but at least I know what to expect.
Until blue-collar billionaire Braden Black strides into the office. He’s beyond handsome and sexy, but also domineering with a definite hard edge. I’m not sure why he’s interested in me, but within a few weeks, he’s showing me a world I never knew existed.
He’s opened up a side of me I can only face in the dark, and it’s quickly becoming an obsession. How can I give up something this addictive—even if his secrets could ultimately destroy me?



Meet Helen Hardt
#1 New York Times, #1 USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since.
In addition to being an award-winning author of romantic fiction, she’s a mother, an attorney, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.
She writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her family. Helen loves to hear from readers. 

Monday, September 28, 2020

The Miracle Ladies Tour and Giveaway!


The Miracle Ladies 
Jean-Michel Désiré 

Genre: Supernatural Thriller 

Apostles and a man who calls himself the Redeemer … a scenario pointing to the promised return of Jesus-Christ, except that way above all prophecies and expectations, no one anticipated a series of miracles by women worldwide. Faced with the ultimate puzzle, the Vatican recruits academics Krystelle Vignelot and Guillermo Ricci for help in understanding the perplexity of the events. 
Observers, protectors, academics, a covert medical facility, a concealed endeavor, and a gun-for-hire with the self-assigned nickname of Ghost will clash in the race to demystify the unexplainable, but miracles are by definition contrary to the laws of nature and attributed to supernatural causes. And so, allegiances and non-believers alike face the ultimate test of faith. 
But even the darkest facet of the human heart could not foresee the events that would climax in Rio de Janeiro, a huge light and sound shadow that the world would remember forever because of the miracle ladies. 


Jean-Michel Désiré was born on the magnificent tropical island of Mauritius, where he completed his primary and secondary studies in compulsory bilingual French and English languages. An acute love of reading combined with a great interest in art (drawing and painting) pushed Jean-Michel from a young age to want to write his own comic books, but a lack of opportunity blocked his efforts. It was this same lack of opportunity of the time that triggered a need to perform further studies. At age 22, Jean-Michel left Mauritius for North London, England, where he completed a bachelor of Engineering in Electronics followed by a Master of Philosophy in Microelectronics.
While concluding his Master’s degree, Jean-Michel met the lady who became his wife a year later, year during which they also moved to Montreal Canada where Jean-Michel had been offered an engineering position in the Aerospace industry. Life had its own agenda, and within the first eighteen months, their daughter was born in the middle of a snow storm in Montreal. Six years later, their son came into the world and the obvious demands of family life became the main priorities.
During the winter of 2008, Jean-Michel slipped on the ice during a storm and fractured his ankle in multiple locations. Recovering at home after surgery, Jean-Michel decided that the time had come to revive his passion for writing. Within two years, his first book ‘The Storyteller’s Nights’ was published. The positive feedback from readers fueled Jean-Michel to exploit his bilingualism and he translated the story into French, ‘Les Nuits du Conteur’ being published in 2015. He then felt the wind in his sails and published ‘Fantasy Man’ in 2017, and recently, ‘Revanche (Revenge)’ (the follow-up to ‘Les Nuits du Conteur’) in 2019. ‘Fantasy Man’ is presently nominated for an award, top ten finalist to be announced on 22 August 2019. He has just completed his next English book, entitled ‘The Miracle Ladies’.
Engineer by day, writer by night, Jean-Michel plans to keep letting his imagination go wild while capturing it all on paper. Surrounded by a great family, he plans to write a whole lot more. When he is not writing, he spends quality time with his family and travels yearly back to Mauritius to visit his Mom and brothers.
If you're interested in getting in touch with Jean-Michel, the best place to reach him is on Goodreads. 


Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!
$25 Amazon - 3 winners!


A Vampire’s Spell by Marie-Claude Bourque Blitz & Giveaway


A Vampire’s Spell
The Order of the Black Oak – Vampires #1
Marie-Claude Bourque

Publication date: September 24th 2020
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance


A VAMPIRE’S SPELL: A Slow-Burn Urban Fantasy Romance 

Meet the Order of the Black Oak: a powerful order of modern-day warriors fighting evil to protect the ones they love. 
Son of an ancient vampire and a legendary French witch, guilt-ridden Mont-Royal Immortal Valerian St-Amand must team with a powerful New England witch to protect his city from a crazed scientist seeking immortality. But as his well-guarded heart softens for Maisie Thibodeau, their quest to eradicate true evil from the streets of Montreal destroys any hope of everlasting love. 
If you love loyal tough guys with hearts, satisfying slow-burn paranormal romance and safe Happily Ever Afters, then the Black Oak World is for you. 

5 stars Fantastic series of action, magic and awesome romance. You will fall in love with the characters and feel you are right with them.

Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo

EXCERPT:
A creature. Val tightened his fist.
She hadn’t said the word, he had. But he knew that was what witches and warlocks thought of him and his brothers.
And while he couldn’t care less about the opinion of others, he was expecting more from her. But no, she was only here to study him.
As he grimly stood in the Sanctuaire’s chapel, he watched her pour over a giant paper map of the city. She had stretched it over the altar, bordered it with five black candles and speckled the surface with anvil dust mixed with bone powder. A handful of railroad spikes and the hypodermic needle that had pricked Emmeline lay at the center.
His mind was on the witch instead of whoever had been after his blood.
He just couldn’t let it go. A future high priestess. Sounded like Marianne Thibodeau had forgotten to mention a few things about her granddaughter.
It shouldn’t matter. Really. Already her essence was fading from his veins. The gentle touch a waning memory.
Yet here she stood above the map. Her jet-black hair tied into a loose braid fell over one shoulder, the thick strand ending just at the tip of her breast. The small and high curve was much too defined under the small black t-shirt. The fabric of her top thin enough that he could make the outline of a small push-up bra.
Stop it, diable! Focus on the job. His balled fists and pained breath didn’t go unnoticed.
“You need to feed, Valerian.” Father Grégoire was right beside him, a heavy hand on his shoulder while his eyes went from Val to Maisie. The priest knew exactly how the immortal felt, the woman drawing both a surge of lust and hunger deep within him. His insides twisting and growling.
Val lifted a defiant chin at his friend. “We have time.”


Author Bio:
Marie-Claude Bourque is a Seattle-based author of gothic paranormal romance and the winner of the American Title V award with her first novel ANCIENT WHISPERS.
Her writing features modern-day fantasy skillfully weaved into infinitely romantic supernatural stories between smart strong women and complex passionate heroes.
Happily Ever After always absolutely guaranteed! 

Faking A Groom by DJ Jamison @gaybookpromo @DJ_jamison_

Book Title: Faking A Groom 
Author and Publisher: DJ Jamison 
Cover Artist: Garrett Leigh at Black Jazz Design 
Release Date: September 24, 2020 
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance 
Trope/s: Fake relationship, second chance, lingerie/femme clothes exploration 
Heat Rating: 5 flames 
Length: 103 000 words 
It is the third book in the Marital Bliss series but can read as a standalone


Buy Links - Available on Kindle Unlimited 

 Can two men fake an engagement for the greater good?

Avery Kinkaid has been bowing to his father's will far too long. But when his dad supports anti-LGBT legislation, he's had enough. Sen. Kinkaid says things would be different if Avery had a fiancé in the wings. Well, fine: He'll just have to get one.
Rory Fisher is an activist with a heart of gold and nerves of steel. He's not afraid to call Avery on his bullshit, and that's why Avery knows Rory is the perfect fake fiancé to help him take a stand. If he still feels a little too much for his ex, well, he can shove that down and suck it up to beat his dad at his own game.
Until Rory encourages his most hidden desires. Until he makes Avery feel stronger, braver, and freer than he's ever been.
Loving Rory is easy, but Avery's father won't just sit back and let them have their happily ever after. They will have to fight: for their love, for justice, for a future together.
This is one power struggle they can't afford to lose.

Excerpt
Avery knew that Gil wanted him to tell his father he was coming out, in no uncertain terms. He didn’t understand the manipulative powers Drake Kinkaid possessed. Or maybe he did, now that he worked for him. Avery had never been able to out-argue his father. Each time he tried, he found himself carefully repositioned, as if a piece on a chess board, until he was agreeing to his father’s terms.
“I don’t know what do,” Avery said. “I’ve tried to be patient, but he always talks me out of coming out. I think I’ve got my mind made up, and he somehow convinces me to keep waiting. I hate that I’m so damn weak.”
“Don’t be so hard on yourself. Your dad is a politician. He persuades people for a living.”
“He’s always got a loophole,” Avery grumbled. “Like today. He said, it’d be different if—”
He stopped short, eyes locked on a man who walked past their table toward the bathrooms. Something about the shape of him and the way he moved—long legs, slim hips, smooth stride—reminded him of Rory.
He couldn’t see his face, but his hair was the right color. It was gathered in a knot at his neck instead of loose, so it was tough to gauge exact length, but damn, that ass. Was it possible to recognize a guy by his ass?
“Avery?”
He blinked and looked back toward Gil. “Hmm?”
“You were saying that your father said it’d be different if…?”
“Oh.” He cleared his throat, trying to shake the vision of Rory and the niggling feeling that he should go talk to him. It felt significant that he was here tonight, if he was here. Avery wouldn’t put it past himself to imagine things. Rory had been on his mind a lot since the gala.
“My father said it’d be different if I was engaged. That he’d support me then.” His gaze drifted back to the bathrooms, watching as Rory emerged. He was sure it was him now. He’d recognize those sharp features anywhere. Heart thumping, he asked Gil, “Do you think he means that?”
“Maybe,” Gil said, though he sounded dubious. “I don’t know.”
Avery rapped the table with his knuckles. “Right. He could be bluffing. There’s only one way to find out.”
“And that is…”
Avery took a big swallow of his beer. Then grinned at Gil. “Guess I have to get engaged.”
“Wait, what?”
Avery nodded. “You keep telling me to do something. Well, you’re right. I have to call my father’s bluff.”
“Oh, Avery, I don’t know…”
“I’ve got the perfect person in mind to help me.”
“Uh…who is that?”
“Rory Fisher.”
“Rory, the guy who left you because you wouldn’t leave the closet?
How is he the right—”
“Because he’s here,” Avery said, feeling euphoric as intoxication, years of
regret and longing, and a desire to break free all coalesced into the best idea ever. “It’s fate, man. It’s like the universe is telling me to make my father put his money where his mouth is. He’s always got a reason, an excuse, a loophole. Well this time, I’ve got the loophole, and I’m going to take it.”
“By getting engaged,” Gil said disbelievingly. “To a man who dumped you.”
Avery laughed. “Crazy, right?”
“Yes,” Gil said emphatically.
“Good.” Avery shoved back his chair. “Because I’ve tried sane and respectful and calm. It’s time for a little crazy. It’s time for drastic action.”
“Yeah, but Avery…”
He held up a finger. “Hold that thought. I have to go propose to the man who got away.”

DJ Jamison is the author of more than twenty m/m romances. She writes a variety of queer characters, from gay to bisexual to asexual. DJ grew up in the Midwest in a working-class family, and those influences can be found in her writing through characters coping with real-life problems: money troubles, workplace drama, family conflicts and, of course, falling in love. DJ spent more than a decade in the newspaper industry before chasing her first dream to write fiction. She spent a lifetime reading before that and continues to avidly devour her fellow authors’ books each night. She lives in Kansas with her husband, two sons, one snake, and a sadistic cat named Birdie.

Giveaway 
Enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway for a chance to win
your choice of the Marital Bliss series in ebook (or audiobook if available) and a $10 US Amazon gift card


 

 

Follow the tour and check out the other blog posts and reviews here

Friday, September 25, 2020

The Heartache of Life (Working Girls Series) by K.L. Humphreys

Title: The Heartache of Life
Series: Working Girls Series
Author: K.L. Humphreys
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: September 24, 2020
Cover Design: Design Bunnies

You can have everything you’ve ever wanted and in the blink of an eye you can lose it all.
Gemma Green’s dreams were set in motion from a very young age, but that all changed when her dad died leaving her alone in the world.
Marrying a man forty years older than her was never her plan, but sometimes the only way to survive is to do whatever it takes.
Falling for Taylor Lewis was never on the plan. Staying away from him is an impossible feat.
But loving him comes at a cost, one that Gemma’s not sure she’ll survive.
Afterall, her life’s been one big heartache, she won’t be able to deal with anymore.
But Taylor’s not giving up without a fight.
Will Gemma and Taylor get their happy ever after? 
Or is her heartache enough to keep him at arm's length?






KL Humphreys lives in Ireland with the love of her life and her baby girl. In a way, the world has him to thank for her debut novel, Deadly Hunt. After years of thinking about writing the story that had been dying to get out of her head, she finally confided in her other half. He gave her all the encouragement she needed to get the story out, he has been with her every step of the way.
KL loves music, especially pop, R'n'B and rap and if she's writing you will find it playing somewhere nearby. She also loves all romance novels but of course, Romantic Suspense is her go-to genre. When she isn't writing it...it's a good bet she is curled up somewhere reading it.
 

HOSTED BY: