Cover Reveal & Sale: Unforeseen by M.C. Decker

Happy Thursday! I’m excited we get to share this beautiful cover from M.C. Decker today! I met her this summer when I attended #SASS17 author event in Baltimore, and let me just tell ya she’s fantastic!! So I hope y’all will add this to your tbr, and if Ms. Decker is new to you make sure to pick up her Unwritten series box set for $.99 right now. Oh and don’t miss the giveaway opportunity for an arc of Unforeseen below!! Have a great day! Laters ~ Amber

Unforeseen by M.C. Decker

Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Michele Catalano Creative

Photography: Perrywinkle Photography

Release Date: October 4, 2017

 

Synopsis

Cassidy

I always believed in fairy tales. So much so that I made a career out of them. As a wedding planner, I made it my goal to perfect everyone else’s happily-ever-after. I even believed in finding mine once, too, until one man left me alone and pregnant –crushing my dreams, and leaving me jaded.

 

Blake

I was living every man’s dream; I had the career I’d always wanted, my soulmate in my corner, an adorable daughter, and a son on the way. Everything was perfect until it wasn’t. A series of unforeseen events tragically altered my path. In the blink of an eye, I was left a widower and a single father of two.

 

I wasn’t seeking love again, but she found me. Now I just needed to break down her walls and help her fall.

 

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SALE

The Unwritten Duet Box Set is ON SALE for 99¢ for a limited time only!

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About the Author

M.C. Decker is the author of the Unspoken Series which includes the Unwritten Duet as well as the standalone novel, Love Entwined. She lives in a suburb of Flint, Michigan with her husband and spoiled-rotten Siamese cat, Simon. For the last decade, she has worked as a journalist for several community newspapers in Michigan’s Thumb region. She enjoys all things ’80s and ’90s pop culture: movies, boy bands, music and especially the color, hot pink. She also strictly lives by the motto, “Life is better in flip flops,” and is a diehard Detroit Tigers fan.

 

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Release Blitz: Wild For You by Daisy Prescott

Today we are sharing the release of WILD FOR YOU by Daisy Prescott. This is the third book in the Love With Altitude standalone series. You can read the book for FREE on KindleUnlimited! Links for the previous books in the series are listed below. Fun, sweet story with a totally sexy cowboy! Don’t miss it! ~ Amber

 

WILD FOR YOU by Daisy Prescott
(A Love With Altitude Novel, #3)

Read it for FREE on KindleUnlimited!

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Cowboy fantasies. Oh boy, do I have them. I blame the shiny belt buckles and those chaps. Mother of pearl buttons, those chaps.

After getting dumped by my Not Future Husband, I’ve decided to spend the summer in Aspen exploring new adventures. First on the list is rugged, sexy rodeo champion Justin Garrison, who seems happy to accept the challenge.

What if I fall in love with the real man behind the fantasy?


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Being the charming cowboy is an easy role to play. Whenever I’m on the back of a horse or riding a bull, everything’s simple, uncomplicated. Running my family’s ranch and trying to keep the past buried are a lot harder.

When my path crosses with a beautiful brunette at a rodeo, I’m not looking for more complications. Feisty Zoe Saragossa’s not a typical buckle bunny and I’m definitely not her type.

Can a city girl fall for a real cowboy?


Wild for You is a standalone, slow burn cowboy romance. It’s part of the Love with Altitude series of standalone romantic comedies set in Aspen, high in the Rocky Mountains.

PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE SERIES

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NEXT TO YOU (A Love With Altitude Novel, #1)

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CRAZY OVER YOU (A Love With Altitude Novel, #2)

Amazon (KindleUnlimited)

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

 

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USA Today Bestselling Author Daisy Prescott writes romantic comedies with heart.

Her Modern Love Stories feature characters in their thirties and forties finding and rediscovering love in unexpected and humorous ways. Her Wingmen books star regular guys who often have beards, drive trucks, and love deeply once they fall. Look for her new Rom Com series, Love with Altitude, in 2017.

Born and raised in San Diego, Daisy currently lives in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with her husband, their rescue dog, and an indeterminate number of imaginary house goats. When not writing about herself in the third person, Daisy can be found traveling, gardening, baking, or lost in a good book.

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Cover Reveal: The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre

The Ghostwriter

By Alessandra Torre

Release Date: October 2, 2017

Cover Design: Hart & Bailey

Genre: Psychological Suspense

Synopsis:

I have three months to write the last book of my life. Three months to confess the details of that day, and how it changed everything for me.

My name is Helena Ross. I’ve written fifteen romance novels, ten of which have become international bestsellers. But this one isn’t a romance, no Happily Ever After in place. This novel holds only the truth, which I have run away from for four years. The truth, which I have hidden from the police, from my lovedones, from the world.

This final book?

It’s my confession.

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About Alessandra Torre

Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels. Her books focus on romance andsuspense, all with a strong undercurrent of sexuality. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, Dirty Sexy Funny with Jenny McCarthy, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.

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Sneak Peek: Dear Bridget, I Want You by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

We are excited to share this preview of Dear Bridget, I Want You by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland!  This sounds like a great read, hope you enjoy this sneak peek!

 

 

Dear Bridget,

I’m writing this letter because it’s highly doubtful I’ll ever garner the courage to say this to your face.

So, here goes.

We’re totally wrong for each other. You’re the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I’m just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.

But here’s the thing… for some bloody reason, I can’t stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways.

I want you.

The only reason I’m even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don’t believe it’s one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we’re joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke.

So, what’s the purpose of this note? I guess it’s a reminder that we’re adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it’s to let you know that I’m leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you’d like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime.

No questions asked.

Think about it.

Or don’t.

Whatever you choose.

It’s doubtful I’ll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway.

–Simon

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Dear Bridget, I Want You will be available on all platforms on September 18th!

 

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Every time I considered leaving my room, I would grab the framed picture of Ben and stare at it. The urge to go to Simon was so strong; I basically hadn’t put down the framed photo of my deceased husband in an hour. I was lying in my bed, holding a picture of a dead man while fantasizing about one who was very much alive and in the other room. With the door cracked open waiting for me. There was one part of Simon’s note that I just kept reading over and over.

I want to make you come. Hard. I want you to get lost in me and I want to hear you say my name over and over while we fuck.

While we fuck.

While we fuck.

I was pretty sure that Ben had never used the word fuck like that before. Did we even fuck? We made love, sure. Our sex life was normal—at least, I think it was normal. Don’t get me wrong, the passion wasn’t the same as when we first got together. But after ten years, both of us working full time and raising a child, it was normal to have some of the desire dwindle, wasn’t it?

While we fuck.

I looked at the picture of my husband and sighed. We didn’t fuck. Not even in the beginning. And I felt guilty for that now. Maybe we should have been fucking. I certainly didn’t do anything to entice him to want me the last few years. Was it my fault our sex life had gotten boring? I rested the picture of Ben over my heart and laid my hand over it. I could feel my heart beating out of control beneath my fingers.

Shutting my eyes, I tried to force thoughts of Simon from my mind. But it was no use. Visions of his hard, sculpted body hovering over me had infiltrated my brain. So, here I was, a thirty-three-year-old, single mother lying in my bed all alone with a picture of my dead husband held to my heart while I visualized fucking another man.

Fucking.

Not making love.

I needed my head examined.

After two hours and no sleep in sight, I decided the only way I was going to be able to get any rest was if I got everything I was feeling off of my chest. Flicking on the light, I carefully set the framed photo of my beloved Ben on my nightstand and then opened the drawer and dug out a pen and piece of pretty stationery. I would write down my thoughts to clear my mind. I had no intention of actually giving the letter to Simon, so there was no reason to filter anything I said.

Dear Simon…

 

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list seventeen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island.

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million and a half books sold, her titles have appeared in over eighty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in seventeen languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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Other books from Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward:

Cocky Bastard
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1LfN3fc
iTunes: http://apple.co/1PffE2J
B&N: http://bit.ly/1EjxNpY
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1UxCSUO

Stuck-Up Suit
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1S3LnpZ
iBooks: http://apple.co/1Qbwy57
B&N: http://bit.ly/29vrQhV
Kobo: http:// bit.ly/1RJdUif

Playboy Pilot
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2d5I5rS
iBooks: http://apple.co/1Wb06Cf
Nook: bit.ly/2caXPEK
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2cJDXO1

Mister Moneybags

Amazon http://amzn.to/2oTaaHf
Barnes & Noble http://smarturl.it/kx7h8m
iBooks http://smarturl.it/3y1tuq
Kobo http://smarturl.it/qqf5ho

Other books from Vi Keeland:

Standalone novels

Beautiful Mistake
Amazon eBook http://amzn.to/2uoeoJN
iBooks http://smarturl.it/20x53a
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Kobo http://smarturl.it/1btxsz

Egomaniac
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/b1gi74
iBooks: http://apple.co/2fIsmvC
B&N: http://smarturl.it/t4ohsv
Kobo: http://smarturl.it/azmhq9

Bossman
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2a8D5B6
iBooks: http://apple.co/25x2jyX
B&N: http://bit.ly/29sL4H2
Kobo: http://bit.ly/29lW19I

The Baller
Amazon: amzn.to/1PBF2hG
iBooks: http://bit.ly/iBooksBaller
B&N: http:// bit.ly/BarnesBaller
Kobo: http:// bit.ly/KoboBaller

Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)
http://www.amazon.com/Left-Behind-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00OJM92LI/

First Thing I See

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/first-thing-i-see-ms-vi-keeland/1114703332

Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)
Beat
http://www.amazon.com/Beat-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00ZOMUV12/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beat-vi-keeland/1121715501 https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/beat/id983959123 https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/beat-5

Throb

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/throb/id948747986
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/throb-vi-keeland/1121112695
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/throb-4

MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)
Worth the Fight

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/worth-the-fight/id805540252
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-the-fight-vi-keeland/1117014180
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/worth-the-fight

Worth the Chance

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/worth-the-chance/id813714461
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-the-chance-vi-keeland/1118634058
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/worth-the-chance

Worth Forgiving

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/worth-forgiving/id906130022?ls=1&mt=11
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-forgiving-vi-keeland/1120173153
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/worth-forgiving

The Cole Series (2 book serial)
Belong to You

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/belong-to-you/id639401754
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/belong-to-you-vi-keeland/1114962845
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/belong-to-you

Made for You

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/made-for-you/id84550637
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/made-for-you-vi-keeland/1115883225
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/belong-to-you

Other books from Penelope Ward:

Drunk Dial

Amazon http://amzn.to/2fXfzKn
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Kobo http://bit.ly/2ihXnMD
Audio http://amzn.to/2fWnsQg

Mack Daddy:
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iTunes: http://apple.co/2iNrIPj
B&N: http://hyperurl.co/aiypfj
Kobo: http://hyperurl.co/r3hv19

RoomHate
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1TksrpE
iTunes: http://apple.co/1PgsvE7
B&N: http://bit.ly/1PLGnSL
kobo: http://bit.ly/1POvSnW

Stepbrother Dearest
Amazon http://amzn.to/1mFNMeg
ITunes: http://bit.ly/YER0mT
B&N: http://bit.ly/1taMFjG
kobo: http://bit.ly/1fJaaBs

Neighbor Dearest
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iTunes: http://apple.co/29mC6L8
B&N: http://bit.ly/2akQ2aq
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2axt1SY

Sins of Sevin
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iTunes: http://apple.co/1K8mzGg
B&N: http://bit.ly/1hTKAKE
kobo: http://bit.ly/1OaGY3D

Jake Undone (Jake #1)
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1dJrHBC
iTunes: http://apple.co/1fJayQ8
B&N: http://bit.ly/1obAwJ6
kobo: http://bit.ly/1SPKl0M

My Skylar
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1obOG2F
iTunes: http://bit.ly/SLNOTR
B&N: http://bit.ly/SLO1qi
kobo: http://bit.ly/1kNrtAB

Jake Understood (Jake #2)
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1GFdves
iTunes: http://apple.co/1DQQwgC
B&N: http://bit.ly/1FwJC0z
kobo: http://bit.ly/1LQ7Fvk

Gemini
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1vgk1SE
iTunes: http://apple.co/1QTaONj
B&N: http://bit.ly/1KfmLHD
kobo: http://bit.ly/1BGJ2wu

 

Release Blitz & Review: Living Out Loud by Nyrae Dawn and Christina Lee

We are excited to be a part of the release blitz for Living Out Loud by Nyrae Dawn and Christina Lee! This was a great read with wonderful characters – Ben and Xavier are so loveable! I hope you’ll check out my review, some fun teasers and the great excerpt!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

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LIVING OUT LOUD

NYRAE DAWN & CHRISTINA LEE

M/M ROMANCE

RELEASE DATE: 09.08.17

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COVER DESIGN

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Ben Emerson has lived by his minister father’s rules most of his life. Born into an ultra-conservative church community, he’s finally brave enough to break free and move to San Francisco. Distancing himself certainly helps create a new mindset, but living as an openly gay man takes some getting used to. When he reaches out to Xavier, a childhood friend who lives in the city, Ben isn’t sure how he’ll respond given their thorny history. Ben hopes the familiar connection will help him right some wrongs as well as provide the solace he’s been craving.

Xavier Ramos is who he is, and he doesn’t give a damn what anyone thinks. Whether it’s eyeliner, nail polish, tattoos or his love of hooking up, he uses his body as a form of self-expression but doesn’t let anyone get too close. When Ben reenters his life, Xavier helps him experience the city and feel comfortable in his own skin. Seeing the world through Ben’s eyes, he begins to wonder if he’s also not living as freely as he thought.

When Xavier challenges Ben’s beliefs about sex, it becomes explosive—for both of them. Xavier breaks apart Ben’s sheltered world and shows him what it’s like to live out loud. The more time they spend together, the more Xavier begins to long for Ben in a different way—one that both surprises and scares him. But real life doesn’t fade into the background, so when Ben’s past comes knocking, old habits are hard to break. Testing the foundation of their deepening connection will take a trust that will either bind them…or tear them apart.

**Riley Hart writing as Nyrae Dawn

**Ben is from PAINT THE STARS and Xavier is from A HUNDRED THOUSAND WORDS, but LIVING OUT LOUD can be read as a complete standalone.

 

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2uG9n08

jenn-review

4 Stars

I’m a huge fan of second chance romances and Living Out Loud is the perfect example of why! This is a story of two childhood friends who lost touch as teenagers and after many years have the chance to reconnect. I loved Ben and Xavier, they are both such sweet, wonderful guys who definitely deserve happiness.

Ben comes from a very religious family, his father is a minister in a very conservative small town church. They have a strict set of beliefs that they force on Ben, making him think he is wrong and sinful to be attracted to men. Xavier’s dad and step mother don’t really care what he does, they throw money at him but not love. Ben and Xavier are friends as kids, that kind of friendship where you really know that other person, like know one else does. But one day when Xavier acts on his attraction to his friend and kisses him Ben rejects him and in that moment everything changes.

Years later, Ben has moved to San Francisco to finally try to live the live he wants, out and proud. He knows Xavier lives in the city and reaches out to him, hoping to re-connect with his friend. Xavier is shocked to hear from Ben for sure, his rejection still stings but the two start talking and their friendship comes back naturally. Ben is naive and inexperienced, still trying to let go of the awful things his father and his church did to him, and when he finds out that Xavier is all about the pleasures of life, he asks for his help. The two start out with the intention of keeping it all physical but both men quickly find themselves feeling more than they ever expected.

I loved these two together, even with their issues Ben and Xavier seem to bring out the best in each other! Xavier gives Ben the confidence to be who he really is and express himself, while Ben softens Xavier and brings love into his life. These guys definitely have smoking hot chemistry, but they have a gentleness and sweetness together too. I loved seeing these two heal and grow together, embracing all the good together. I really enjoyed their journey, Christina Lee and Nyrae Dawn have delivered a wonderful, touching story with so many FEELS! Great characters that I fell in love with and story of healing and love and acceptance that definitely is a must-read!

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“Get your ass down here.” He frowns and I pat the floor beside me. “I’m serious, B. Get your ass down here. You can take it off when I’m done if you don’t like it. How do you know if something’s your style if you’ve never done it?”

I blow on my fingernails trying to get them to dry. Ben doesn’t move right away, but then he slides down to the floor beside me.

My pulse kicks up a notch. I don’t know why I want this so much for him.

He puts his hand on the table and I paint the first nail.

“I feel stupid,” he tells me.

“Do you think I look stupid with it?”

“Hell no. You look hot but—”

“But nothing. Be quiet and let me work.”

He chuckles. “You’re bossy.”

“You ain’t seen nothing yet,” I reply before getting back to work on his nails. His fingers are long, thicker than mine. His hands are beat up from his work, rough and abused with little scratches on them. “I can’t wait till you can touch me. I love rough hands.”

“Oh shit,” he says with a thickness to his voice that tells me he’s getting turned on again.

I finish the first hand before saying, “Now, the other.” He sets that hand on the table, but I grab it, suck one of his fingers into my mouth, even though I hadn’t planned to touch him again tonight.

“Fuck, Xavier,” he says and his eyes roll back in a way that really gets me hard.

“Good?”

“Yes.”

“You’re trembling,” I tell him as his hand gently shakes.

“That’s because I’m really turned on right now.”

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Nyrae Dawn

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Nyrae Dawn can almost always be found with a book in her hand or an open document on her laptop. She couldn’t live without books—reading or writing them. Oh, and chocolate. She’s slightly addicted.

She gravitates toward character-driven stories. Whether reading or writing, she loves emotional journeys. It’s icing on the cake when she really feels something, but is able to laugh too. She’s a proud romantic, who has a soft spot for flawed characters, who make mistakes, but also have big hearts.

Whether she’s writing young adult, new adult, or adult you can always count on a healthy dose of romance from her books. She likes to tackle tough subjects, and believes everyone needs to see themselves in the stories they read.

Nyrae is living her very own happily ever after in California with her gorgeous husband (who still makes her swoon) and her two incredibly awesome kids.

Facebook

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Website

http://www.rileyhartwrites.com/p/home.html?zx=48696725e5833865

Blog

http://www.rileyhartwrites.com/index.html

Twitter: @NyraeDawn

Christina Lee

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Once upon a time, I lived in New York City and was a wardrobe stylist. I spent my days shopping for photo shoots, getting into cabs, eating amazing food, and drinking coffee at my favorite hangouts.

Now I live in the Midwest with my husband and son—my two favorite guys. I’ve been a clinical social worker and a special education teacher. But it wasn’t until I wrote a weekly column for the local newspaper that I realized I could turn the fairytales inside my head into the reality of writing fiction.

I write Adult, New Adult, and M/M Contemporary Romance. I’m addicted to lip gloss and salted caramel everything. I believes in true love and kissing, so writing romance novels has become a dream job.

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorChristinaLee

Twitter:

http://twitter.com/Christina_Lee04

 

Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Be My Best Man by Con Riley

We are thrilled to be a part of the review tour for Be My Best Man by Con Riley! This is a gorgeous love story, beautifully written and delivered. I hope you’ll check out my review and the fantastic giveaway too!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

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Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

 Length: 260 pages

 Cover Design: Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design

 

Blurb


Will Jason’s third time as a best man lead to first-time love for Vanya?


After fleeing violence in Moscow, student teacher Vanya Petrov winds up lonely in a run-down London hostel. At least visiting the Bond Street store where his roommate works lets him practice his English, but as Vanya’s vocabulary expands, so does his isolation, especially when he sees happy couples planning their perfect weddings.


According to Jason Balfour, weddings are a waste of time and money. After all, he’s been best man for his brother twice already. Saying that a third marriage will end in divorce too leads to an angry ultimatum: to save his relationship with his brother, Jason must meet his fiancée, at last, and make a good first impression.


Jason’s need to dress to impress brings him and Vanya together. Language is no barrier to falling in love with the young and fragile Russian, and neither is their age difference. But Vanya’s bruised soul carries secrets that could rip them apart. As the wedding draws near, Vanya must confess, and soon, or risk losing Jason—his own best man in Britain.

 

jenn-review

4.5 Stars

Con Riley really delivers a beautiful love story with Be My Best Man. I really enjoyed this story and found myself absolutely fascinated with Vanya and everything he was going through. He is a young Russian man seeking asylum and trying to survive in London. He doesn’t speak English very well, but is trying to learn and that’s how he meets Jason, a successful Londoner who needs some fashion help. Vanya ends up acting as a personal shopper for him, and the two click, never expecting to find so much more than a nice shirt and tie.

There is a lot to this story, not just Vanya and Jason’s relationship, it is deep and complex and gorgeously told. Vanya struggles with life in London while awaiting a decision regarding his asylum. He cannot legally work but desperately needs to get out of the hostel he is staying at. He’s trying to learn English and understand the new culture as well as come to terms with what happened to him in Russia. Meeting Jason brings happiness to his life for the first time in a long time, but he’s keeping secrets from him and as the two grow closer and there are real feelings involved Vanya knows his secrets could destroy everything.

There is so much emotion in this book, both from Jason and Vanya! I really loved these two beautiful men. Jason has plenty of insecurities when it comes to relationships, his own and that of his best friend and foster brother Andrew, but his intentions are never bad. Vanya’s heart just made mine melt, I just always thought of him as so very precious. Con Riley does a fantastic job of setting these two up to fall completely head over heels for each other and then drop the bomb on them. I knew it was coming but it still broke my heart! She put me back together though, in a raw and real way as Vanya finally reveals the truths of what happened to Jason. I loved the way this story all came together, it’s not always easy but it’s definitely worth it! Con Riley really delivers a touching and poignant story and I know these characters will stay in my heart!

 

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 Con Riley lives on the wild and rugged Devonshire coast, with her head in the clouds, and her feet in the Atlantic Ocean.

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I’ll be there.

Through thick and thin.

Ride or die.

You can count on me.

The promises people make. The vows we take.

Assumptions of the heart.

Emotion tells us how we feel, but life…life has a way of plunging us in boiling water, burning away our illusions, testing our faith, trying our convictions.

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Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: Survivor by TM Smith

We are excited to be a part of the blog tour for Survivor by TM Smith! This is a wonderful story about healing and love! We’ve got some great teasers and a playlist to share along with my review and an amazing giveaway you definitely want to get in on!
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Title: Survivor
Author: T.M. Smith
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: August 22, 2017

Taylor Langford’s world is torn apart when he is only thirteen years old—his parents killed, leaving him alone and orphaned. With no living relatives, he’d certainly be another statistic if not for the intervention of the policeman who found Taylor in the crawl space where his mother hid him that fateful night. Despite the tragedy and resulting anguish in his life, Taylor knows how lucky he is.

Frank Moore is a rookie with the Dallas Police Department when he and his partner answer a call in Devonshire, one of the city’s more affluent neighborhoods. They think the young boy in various pictures throughout the home has been kidnapped until they find him, shaken but alive. Officer Moore recognizes the pain in the kid’s eyes, having lost his own mother to cancer when he was just a boy. He steps in, making sure Taylor is placed with a loving foster family. Over the years, Frank becomes a permanent fixture in Taylor’s life.

A decade later, the case remains unsolved and the once gangly, uncertain teenager is now a college graduate who knows exactly what he wants. He’s coming home to the man that helped mold and shape his life, the man he’s loved for as long as he can remember, Frank Moore. But Taylor isn’t the only person returning to Dallas, and while Frank is distracted by his own conflicting feelings and the new bond growing between the two, the past creeps up on them, determined to finish what was started ten years earlier.

A note from the author…

I hope you enjoy Frank and Taylor’s story. It’s been a long road to get them settled, but I’m happy with where this story has taken them. When I started this book, the intent was to write a stand-alone story, but that has changed. Characters continually evolve throughout the writing process, and there are several characters in the book that want to tell their story. I’ve grown especially fond of Rory and I can’t wait to write his book, which will take us back to when he first joined the Bureau, and continue on to his happy ever after.

Please be advised: This is a May/December romance, and as in life, there are sexual situations that take place prior to the main characters finding their way to one another. This is not gratuitous; it is meant to show character growth and self-realization. There is absolutely no cheating.

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4.5 Stars
I feel like I have to start by talking about this cover, I am absolutely in love with it! There is something so very beautiful about it, but something that evoked a lot of feeling for me before I even started the story! And oh what a story, I think TM Smith did a great job with this book, it is filled with emotion and love, and while there is pain the love is what wins.
The prologue absolutely got my attention and sent a chill down my spine. I knew immediately I was going to be hooked on this story. Taylor is only 13 when his parents are brutally murdered while he was hidden away in the attic. The police officer who finds him, Frank, waits patiently for Taylor to feel safe enough to come out of his hiding spot. The two form a bond then and it grows as Taylor grows up with Frank always a part of his life. This story alternates between Frank and Taylor’s POVs and starts when Taylor is still a teen. I really liked the early chapters as Taylor grew up, I really felt like I got to know him. As Taylor graduates from college he knows it’s time to confess his true feelings for Frank, and at the same time Frank is thinking the same thing and both men scarred that it could ruin the friendship they already have.
I absolutely adored Frank and Taylor together, once they finally confess their feelings it’s just so natural and loving between them. They have a shared past, one that includes a lot of pain but deep down they know each other so well and have loved each other for so long that their relationship is natural. It may seem like insta-love but I liked it – these two are just meant to be. Just as things settle between Frank and Taylor though the past comes back to get them and the truth comes out about what really happened the night Taylor’s parents were murdered.
There really was so much to love about this story, the bit of mystery surrounding the murders, the deep love between Taylor and Frank and also the wonderful supporting characters. TM Smith does a fantastic job of mixing in humor and sweetness into these characters. Frank’s partner Caleb and his wife are just pure awesomeness and Taylor’s adoptive parents are great, so loving and supportive. I felt like this was an honest story, Taylor struggles with what happened but he has a wonderful support system around him and he has Frank. Overall this was a great read that I could not put down! I love Taylor and Frank and their beautiful, healing love. I’m definitely excited to see what TM Smith is going to do with Rory!!

 


A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; TM Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. A Texas transplant, she now calls DFW her home. Most days she can be found curled up with a good book, or ticking away on her next novel. 

Smith is a single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Besides her writing, she is passionate about Autism advocacy and LGBT rights. Because, seriously people, Love is Love!


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Heart & Haven Series

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Hitting Black Ice (Book #1)Amazon US | Amazon UK
 
Length: 75,000 words
 
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ER physician’s assistant Hunter guards his heart carefully, but that doesn’t stop him from falling for Shawn, the front desk clerk. He keeps his distance from relationships for a reason, but just can’t help himself when it comes to Shawn.



Shawn is on the run from the law and love to protect himself and anyone else involved. One man is dead because of him, and his life now is simple and easily thrown into a bag at any hint of danger. Until he meets Hunter, and he no longer wants to run.



Forced into a hostage situation, buried passion explodes in the aftermath, and sex in the supply closet brings their hearts back to life. Tentatively, step by step they begin to explore a relationship together until the past catches up with Shawn.



FBI agent Nick Truman has finally found his man, but when Shawn escapes, he focuses his attention on Hunter. Shawn returns, even though it means sacrificing himself to save Hunter from the man who framed him for murder.

 

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3.5 Stars

This is a fun, action packed story from start to finish! This is one of those books that keeps you guessing, you’re not always sure who you like and who you don’t! We meet Hunter and Shawn (we later learn he is Alex) working in a hospital, stealing glances at each other. Hunter has had a crush on Shawn for a while and when get up the nerve to finally ask him out it doesn’t go as he had hoped. The two are thrown together though when a drive by shooting has them hostages in the ER. Passion, secrets and lies follow though and these two have to try to find the truth if they stand a chance to be together for real.

 

There is a lot of action in this story and I really enjoyed the pace of this book. Hunter is a great character, I really felt for him and everything he was going through. He is still suffering from the trauma his ex put him through and the situations he finds himself in with Alex are a real test for him. Alex/Shawn, oh I felt for him too, trying to figure out which end is up with that guy. He’s been through so much and doesn’t know who to trust and yet he always finds Hunter. I really liked these two together and was definitely rooting for them, they really deserved to find that happy place. I liked the mystery of this story too, figuring out who the real bad guys are. This one really kept me on my toes from start to finish!

 
Send Lawyers, Guns & Roses (Book #2)Amazon US | Amazon UK
 
Length: 82,000 words
 
Blurb
 

When Hunter and Alex (formally Shawn) are given the vacation of a lifetime, it’s a chance for them to pay attention to romance and get out of the path of danger. The tiny Caribbean island of Saba is gorgeous, the first to have marriage equality, and the Sabans are the nicest people on earth.



There’s lots of rum poolside for relaxing and a room with a mirror on the ceiling for passion. Hot karaoke nights, cold beer, and new friends.



Their new friends Orfeo and Max, and Max’s sister Talisha, share a troubling secret. Alex and Hunter want to help. As a hurricane bears down on them, a dead body surfaces, and a purple backpack loaded with stolen jewels leads a gang of dangerous men to the island.



Alex would rather poke his own eyes out with a pointy stick than call on his old enemy Nick Truman for help; he’d also do anything to keep Hunter out of danger. But even his old nemesis can’t reach them now.



Once again, they only have each other to depend on as their paradise is about to become hell on earth.

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3.5 Stars

This book brings us back to Hunter and Alex as they try to put their lives back together after everything they have bee through. I would definitely recommend that you read Hitting Black Ice first and know how these two started out. I enjoyed this book, glad to see Hunter and Alex together and making it work. This book also packs a lot of action and story just like the first book.

Hunter is recovering and knows he needs to find a job again soon and Alex is working as a bartender while he waits to hear about his FBI application. Not the dream situation for either man but they are making it work as best they can. A visit from Alex’s moms sends these two on a three week vacation to a small island in the Caribbean.  It all starts out great, sun and water and a lot of hot and sexy moments for these two, but it’s not as peaceful as it should be. Orfeo, an island resident and someone Alex knew from his visit to the island as a kid, is a zen, yoga doing artist and a great friend but there are secrets he’s keeping with Max and his younger sister Talisha. Hunter and Alex know that there is more going on with that group but no one’s being honest. It’s not until a hurricane hits the island and lives are at stake that the truth comes out. Alex and Hunter again find themselves trying to survive.

There is a lot to this story, the first part focusing on Hunter and Alex recovering and rebuilding and then they get their vacation. Both men are still trying to come to terms with what happened with Nick and as they try to heal, they learn more about the situation that makes it even harder for them. I thought it was really interesting the way it is all connected. I really liked Orfeo and Max, especially once you learn the truth about them. I also liked that while there is action and suspense and you are left wondering if this whole crew is going to make it out alive, there isn’t unnecessary angst for Hunter and Alex. I really love these two together! Overall this was another fun, action filled read and I absolutely adored the ending!

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New Release & 5 Star Review: Play Room (Society X #3) by Heidi McLaughlin & L.P. Dover

Well it’s one of those Mondayest Tuesdays, but guess what?! We get to love on Heidi McLaughlin & L.P. Dover today, so that will brighten things up. They released PLAY ROOM, the third and sigh… last in their Society X series yesterday!! I really loved this book and the series is general was great too! Give it a look see for yourself; and if you haven’t read Dark Room or Viewing Room we have those links below. We’ve got an excerpt as well as my review and a GIVEAWAY!! OHHHHH and dont’s miss the TRAILER because it’s HOT!! So happy reading all! Laters ~ Amber

Title: Play Room (A Society X Novel)
Authors: L.P. Dover & Heidi McLaughlin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 4, 2017
Blurb
The rules of Society
X are simple . . . break them and you’re out.
Rule #1 – No names

It doesn’t matter if you want to know, it’s forbidden.

Rule #2 – No exchanging numbers

It doesn’t matter if you want to call, it’s forbidden.

Rule #3 – Everything is to remain strictly anonymous.

It doesn’t matter if you want to tell, it’s forbidden.

Whatever your desire.

Whatever your fetish.

The Play Room is the place to go.

For Alexandria Miller, it’s a chance to express herself, to embrace her hidden
passions.

For Kai Robicheau, being in the club brings out who he truly is.

What happens in the Play Room will have you aching for more . . .

 

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Heidi McLaughlin & L.P. Dover deliver once again!! Loved the latest in the Society X series! Okay let’s break this down shall we?! Play Room is the last (I’m pretty sad about this actually) in the Society X books and this one continues the exploration in this third of the private rooms. The room brings together Kai Robicheau and Alexandria Miller. Kai is definitely reluctantly checking out Society X, while Alex wants the anonymity and freedom that the private room offers. 

While the series may revolve around a sex club, the story wasn’t really so much about that as it was taking a chance, trying something new and then connecting to the other person. That was consistent thru the series, the connection to their partner. It was about exploration and realizing what worked for the individual and knowing when something felt wrong, like for Kai. Kai was reluctant and at times turned off by the club, but he is drawn to his partner and what he feels when he’s with her. The same was true for Alex as she just wants the freedom to explore his sexual fantasies without judgment. When she and Kai meet outside the club, they feel that same draw but are confused by it in a way because of “their partner at X” and what they get from the other there. 

The story was very balanced and the writing between Heidi and L is so seamless. I truly liked both of these characters. Loved the ease and comfort they have with each other, all the while trying to navigate their feelings amid hiding the secret of the play room. The club was a catalyst, but fate had them connecting in multiple ways even if they didn’t know it. I so loved this series and hope you’ll give it a chance!  

Excerpt
“Hello?”
“Alexandria, this is Jared from Society X. How are you?”
I gasp and look around, hoping like hell the woman beside me couldn’t hear. “Yes, hi. I’m doing good. You?” Grabbing my bottle of water, I hurry off the stair climber to a vacant corner across the room.
“Can’t complain. I’m calling because I have a proposition you might be interested in. You put in your application that you’re open to anything. Is that correct?”
My cheeks burn like fire. “Yeah, I guess so. What exactly is this proposition?”
He clears his throat. “I have a client who has particular tastes, or fetishes if you prefer. His partner can’t make it tonight, and I need to fill that spot.”
Swallowing hard, my heart races. I’m nervous just hearing him talk about it. “What will I have to do?”
“You, absolutely nothing. All you’ll have to do is lie there on your stomach while your partner massages your backside.”
“You mean my back?” I ask.
He clears his throat again. “No, your ass.”
I don’t know what comes over me, but I burst out laughing. “You’re joking, right?”
“No, I’m not.”
I hush up quickly. “I honestly didn’t know that was a thing. It’s an interesting concept.”
“Is it something you’d be interested in? You don’t have to be naked. Your upper body will be covered by a curtain so you can wear a shirt. However, below your waist, you’ll need to wear a thong.”
Keeping a straight face and not laughing is going to be the hardest part of the whole thing. How can someone get off by rubbing someone’s ass? “Sure, put me down. What time do I need to be there?” I say it before even really thinking it through.
“Eight o’clock. I’ll see you then,” Jared says.
“All right.”
We hang up, and I head straight for the gym door. There’s no way I can keep something like that a secret from my friends. Once outside, I call Dani.
“What’s up, girl?”
I rush to my car and hop inside. “You will not believe the phone call I just got.”
“What’s going on?”
I haven’t told her about being a member of Society X yet. “I kind of became a member of Society X.”
“Holy shit,” she squeals. “Seriously? Why didn’t you tell me at work today?”
Sighing, I pull out of the parking lot for home. “Honestly, I didn’t think I’d get a request so fast. My contact called me and said he had a proposition for me. And get this, it’s for the play room. The guy wants to massage my ass.”
Dani’s cackle is so loud I have to hold the phone away from my ear. “That’s priceless. Please tell me you said yes.”
I groan. “Unfortunately. What if I burst out laughing while this dude’s squeezing my butt cheeks?”
Dani’s laughing so hard I’m surprised she can even breathe. “I don’t know what to say. This is too funny. What kind of freak gets off on someone’s ass?”
“Obviously, the man I’m about to give my ass to.” I’m starting to think I made a mistake accepting the proposition. At least, I’ll have a good story to tell later. “Wish me luck.”
“Good luck, chickee. I want all the details.”
On the way home, I glance at myself in the mirror. What the hell am I doing?
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L.P. Dover
New York Times and USA Today bestselling
author L. P. Dover
 is a southern belle living in North Carolina with
her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she
worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.
She loves to write, but she also loves to play tennis, go on
mountain hikes and white water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two
youngest fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime, usually
Christmas carols.
Dover has written countless novels, including her Forever
Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed &
Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, the Society X series, the Circle
of Justice series, and her standalone novel Love, Lies, and Deception. Her
favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense, but if she got to choose
a setting in which to live, it would be with her faeries in the Land of the
Fae.
Heidi McLaughlin
Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today
Bestselling author.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont,
with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an
over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer,
JiLL and her brother, Racicot.When she’s isn’t writing one of the many stories planned for release, you’ll
find her sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.

Heidi’s first novel, Forever My Girl, will be in theaters on October 27,
2017, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe.