Monday, November 30, 2015

Cover and Excerpt Reveal ~ Break Even by Lisa De Jong

Release Date: December 27, 2015
Cover Designer: Mae I Design and Photography
Photo Credit: My MoJo Photo


My story isn’t a love story … not the typical kind anyway.
As a lawyer, I’m used to discovery, but I never saw this one coming.

Every day, River gives me ten reasons to stay away, and then eleven reasons why I can't. Our relationship was to remain strictly business, or at least I tried.

Four years of marriage, and everything with Cole has changed. I never knew two people who lived together could be so distant. But I’m not ready to give up on him.

One man wants to break me.
The other is just trying to get even.

Both are lying to me.

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A knock sounds at my door, and Beatrice walks in with a bouquet of white tulips. “Looks like Cole wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday before his plane landed,” she remarks, placing the vase on my desk.
“Those are pretty,” I say, touching the base of my neck. Cole always gets me red roses. Always. Maybe this is his way of getting us out of our routine.
“Would you like to me run and grab us some lunch?” she asks after seconds of silence pass.
“I’m not feeling all that hungry today,” I answer honestly. Guilt should be a diet pill.
“Are you feeling okay?”
I sit up straight in my chair. “Yeah, it’s just been a long week, and I’m anxious for Cole to get home. Besides, I don’t want to ruin dinner.”
“Well, if you change your mind, I’m running to the deli on the corner. You know my number.”
I nod, focusing my attention on the flowers as she walks out. Anxious, I pull the envelope with my name penned on it and slip the card out. My heart drops.


Last night didn’t go as planned, but I can’t say I regret a second of it … up until I let you walk away. I’m only sorry you felt the way you did after. I understand why you don’t want to see me, but if you decide you want a better man, you know where to find me. The offer I made last night stands.

R. Holtz

Happy Birthday, by the way.

          Without a second thought, I slide the note through the shredder listening to proof of the biggest mistake I’ve ever made being torn to shreds.

          The flowers … they stay.

BLOG TOUR ~ SEEING YOU by Michelle Lynn




Todd’s my next-door neighbor—an up-and-coming chef ready to make his mark on the world. His dreams are bold and limitless, his drive even more so. He offers me a favor, one that I can’t refuse … only there are strings attached.

Amelia’s my next-door neighbor—a talented photographer waiting for her big break.
Her dreams are authentic and intense, her art even more so. I made her an offer and she accepted … but I asked for something in return.

Two favors meant to make our dreams come true. Our careers were supposed to change, not our friendship. Success was the ultimate goal … until we saw each other in a different light.


“Yeah. I was thinking…since he’s definitely into you—”
Her head springs my way. “You think he’s into me?” she interrupts. Her eyes open wide in surprise.
Now, she’s perked up. 
A small smile creeps up the corners of her mouth, and she shakes her head in disbelief.
“I think he was just being a nice boss.” She focuses down and I wonder what’s going on in that head of hers. I sensed her low self-esteem a few times, but she usually smiles through it—at least in front of me.
“Trust me, Noodle. He’s interested.” 
She shrugs. 
“So, I was thinking that you could keep him distracted and get him to go out—at least, out of the kitchen.”
“What?” She stops, and hurt fills her eyes before confusion sets in. “You trying to whore me out or something?”
Shit. I should have led into that easier. Slower, for sure.
A deep chuckle pours out of me. “No.” I attempt to calm my humor down. “I’m not asking you to screw him. Just flirt a little. Keep him out of the kitchen. You might even like him.”
“Is this a stipulation of you getting me the job?” She crosses her arms over her chest and juts out her hip. 
She’s oddly cute when she’s mad and damn—those tits.
“No. I already got you the job. I was thinking this would be more of a thank-you gesture.” My shoulders lift. 
She inhales a deep breath. “How about just the ‘nightcap’?” She puts nightcap in air quotes.
“I’ll buy the nightcap. Just put yourself out there, and see if he bites.”
This might be getting worse instead of better.
“Seriously, Todd, you are demented.”
She shakes her head and steadily proceeds toward the subway.
I jog to catch up to her. “Hold up.” 
I grip her arm, but she yanks it out of my grasp. 
“I’m sorry. It’s just that I want to find investors for my own place. He’s always there, never letting me showcase any of my dishes. I’ve tried to go through the chain, asking him to let me create a special here or there, but he’s refused me every time.” I hold her vision with mine until the corners of her lips turn. “Forget I asked.” My shoulders deflate as I realize it was a dick move. I’ve officially lost it. My desperation is definitely clouding my judgment.
“Apology accepted.”
I stop. A warm feeling spurs in my stomach from her ability to forgive me so easily.
I follow her to the top of the subway stairs.
“I saw how he was looking at you in the kitchen, and I just thought it could be good for both of us.”
She giggles and shoves me. “So, you thought, ’yeah, I’ll whore Lia out’.”
“Actually, I thought, ‘I’ll whore Noodle out’.” 
Her hand reaches out to shove me again, but I grab ahold of it and pull her in to me. A strawberry scent floats from her hair. This is the first time I’ve hugged her, and from her limp arms, I’m thinking I’ve made another dumbass move by initiating contact.
She laughs into my sweatshirt and steps back. “You’re a rare duck, you know that?” She jogs down the subway steps.
“More like a lone duck,” I mumble behind her.


 “For the briefest moments, our visions lock on one another, and all the chaos around us fades.”
This was a really cute book that I was not able to put down from the moment I picked it up. And Todd, you will totally swoon over him. Michelle has a way of writing her books that way, you will fall in love with any of the guys she writes about, even though you don’t intend to. Haha

Amelia is an aspiring photographer who lives in NYC, just struggling to get by. Her neighbor and one of her best friends Todd models for her. Her boss at the art gallery loves him as her centerpiece causing him to be go to number one subject. Todd will do pretty much anything for Lia. We see it in how he looks at her, how he drops everything for her and just how he treats her. You definitely can tell there is something underneath it all that he is trying to hide. When one bad news reaches Lia, he wants to do anything in his power to help him, but his own goals helps prevent that from happening.
“Don’t lose faith in yourself now. I’ll just keep reminding you of how amazing you are.”
Todd himself is working towards opening his own restaurant. He an amazing talent for it, however he is just lacking the financial backing. He is very talented in what he does but he is not able to express himself to his full potential because his boss Davis controls everything he does in the kitchen or rather the entire restaurant. Todd is not able to display his own recipes or be himself while he is there. So Todd enlists Lia’s help to distract him so he can showcase what he can offer the guests to potentially gain some investors.
“You pull emotions out of me that I’ve never felt.”
His plan kind of backfires on him though. He really doesn’t need Lia to distract him. They do it all on their own. Lia and Davis form some kind of instant connection to each other, spending a lot of time together and getting to know one another and just enjoying each other. Though they come from different backgrounds and are total opposites, they seem to mesh well together. They don’t let that get in the way of things. Todd pretty much shot himself in the foot with that one. He has to watch his best friend fall for someone, who isn’t him. While he watches Lia get all chummy with Davis, he realizes his true feelings for her go beyond friendship. It makes him question everything.
“Why all of a sudden, is she filling my thoughts with something more than friendship.”
When did it all change? Why all of a sudden that she becomes unavailable do these feelings come to surface? Why could they not have happened sooner? Lia was there before him the whole time and he did nothing. And he can’t do anything right now because she seems happy. Lia puts an uneasy feeling inside of Todd. What does he do with the feelings he is harboring inside of him? Does he cross the line of friendship and tell her how he feels? Or does he hold it all in? Telling her could potentially ruin what they truly have. But telling her could also make it exponentially better.
“He doesn’t look up, but his hand reaches out and links with mine. An unspoken connection is made between us.”
Davis is a true born workaholic, always been his nature. So when something important comes up in Lia’s life, Todd is always there to be there for her. He is the one person she can truly count on. But the big confusion in her life. What does she do with these unexpected feelings for him? Where did they come from? Should she go and cross that line and ruin what they have?

 Will Todd and Lia finally realize what they have together? Or will they let their fears get in their way? Or is Lia happy with her relationship with Davis? Will one of them finally give in and put it all on the line?
“My want continues to increase and I need to distance myself if he doesn’t want to cross our line of friendship.”
I love how the story played out. Neighbors, turned best friends, who are always there for each other, helping one another out, going about their daily lives. One diversion turned their lives upside down. It threw their feelings out of whack. If it wasn’t for that crazy idea, would they have seen what was in front of them the entire time? Or would they have continued going about their business? We would never know. But I think, seeing Lia with Davis was the push that Todd needed. He always felt something for her, but didn’t know what to do with it until it was too late. Typically when it’s too late, that’s your que to want it even more. Lia comes from a big family and I love how involved they were in the story, and they included Todd in it as well. They welcomed him with open arms even though he was just a friend. You can see it from the beginning, there is something between Lia and Todd, they were just afraid to cross that line. This is one story you’re going to want to read. 

This review was done by Jenn. I was given an advanced copy for my honest review. 


USA Today Bestselling author, Michelle Lynn moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids.  She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write.   With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends.  But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.


Twitter: @michellelynnbks


Melanie Winters and Daniel Montgomery shared a love most only dream of, a love they believed bonded them together for life. When their world is shattered by the tragic loss of their daughter, overwhelming grief and misguided guilt distorts the truth, and their relationship ends in uncertainty and unanswered questions. For nine years, they drift through life, each unable to forget the one who holds the strings to their heart. In an attempt to escape the pain of her past, Melanie finds herself trapped in a loveless marriage, while Daniel loses himself in a career that means nothing without Melanie by his side. Now, when their lives again intersect, neither can deny the connection they felt so long ago. But will the power that drew them together be enough to heal the wounds from their past, and will they have the courage to overcome the insecurities and fears that threaten to keep them apart? Pulled is a story of attraction and separation, of destiny and duty, of a love so strong it refuses to give up even when all others have. 

"Okay, this one did it for me in a big way. I'm an angst-lover. And by that I mean, I'm a Thoughtless, Beautiful Disaster, Love Unscripted, Slammed, Fifty Shades of Everything, kind of reader. But there's gotta be an HEA. And not a half-done HEA but a real yeah-this-story-has-been-agonizing-but-look-it-was-all-worth-it HEA. So, that said, I earnestly recommend this book. If you're like me, you'll like this. Enjoy!" LitJunkie

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary and new adult romance. She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life. Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children. Connect with A.L. Jackson   To stay up to date with important news on A.L. Jackson, including new releases, sales, and exclusive specials and excerpts, text “jackson” to 96000 to subscribe!


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Cover Reveal for J.L. Berg's REMEMBERING EVERLY

We are SO excited to share the second and final cover of the Lost & Found series with you!  This cover captures the tone of Remembering Everly perfectly. Fear, desire and so much conflict and tension between Everly and August. I can't wait for you to read the thrilling conclusion to this beautiful duet!

Forever Romance and J.L. Berg invite readers to join them for a Facebook party. In addition to fun guests and giveaways, there will be a great discussion about the book as J.L. Berg takes fan questions. RSVP here  ===>

FORGETTING AUGUST by J.L. Berg (Lost & Found: Book #1)

She can forgive, but can she forget?
Some days, Everly still thinks she sees him. In the food court at the mall, or in a car speeding past as the light changes. It only lasts a second, but when it happens, she slips back to a time when she was ruled-and nearly ruined-by August Kincaid. And it doesn't matter that she's moved on, that she's about to marry another man. In those moments the only thing she can do to regain control is take a deep breath and remind herself that August can't hurt her-because he's in a coma. Except that he's not anymore.

August is awake. With no memories, he sets out to solve the mystery of his lost life. He unearths a photograph of a beautiful redhead named Everly and knows instinctively that she's the key. But when he finds her, the August she describes is more monster than man.

Tortured by the thought of having hurt her, August wants only to become the man Everly deserves. As the new August emerges, Everly glimpses the person she first fell in love with. But can she trust that this August is real? When the final secret of their shared past is revealed, one of them will make a choice that changes their future forever . . .

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August and Everly’s story continues in a breathtaking sequel, REMEMBERING EVERLY, on sale March 1st:

After a stunning cliffhanger ending in Forgetting August, USA Today bestselling author J.L. Berg delivers the happily ever after that fans have been waiting for in the sequel, REMEMBERING EVERLY.

He's forgotten his past, but it hasn't forgotten him. After losing two years of his life trapped in a coma, August Kincaid will do anything to win back the love of his life. But his past threatens to destroy his second chance at happiness, it's Everly who is in danger of paying for his crimes.

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About the author:

Author J.L. Berg is a California native living in the South.  She is the author of the self-pubbed Ready series, which has sold over 100,000 copies.  Married to her high school sweetheart. She and her husband have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she's not writing, you can find her with her nose stuck in a romance book, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate.

USA Today Bestselling Romance Author

Twitter: @authorjlberg

Friday, November 27, 2015


That's right! Today is the last day to grab Because Naughty Holidays can be oh so Nice - 2015
by Nicole Edwards at the sale price of $2.99! Don't miss out!!!

Book: Because Naughty Holidays Can be oh so Nice. (3 novella collection)
Official Release date: December 1st, 2015
Author: Nicole Edwards
Genre: Which ever can handle her books! 
Contains: Three stories from Nicole Edwards series and couples as voted by the readers!
Warning: Contains M/M/F, M/M, M/F/M... Did you really expect it to not be Menage?

Because Naughty Holidays can be oh so Nice - 2015
Nicole Edwards


The readers voted and the winners for the 2015 holiday book are: Alluring Indulgence: Travis, Kylie, Gage; Sniper 1 Security: RT and Z; Club Destiny: Luke, Sierra, Cole. Come and see how they are heating up the holidays this year!

The Walker brothers are at it again...
Travis Walker won’t deny he has a competitive spirit, and this year, when his brothers decide to go all out with the holiday decorations, Travis is intent on winning this free-for-all.

What’s the best gift you can get for the man you love?
Ryan Trexler is hell-bent on getting his husband the best Christmas gift. One that will make Z think about him all year. Only he doesn’t have the slightest clue what to get him.

Spend New Year’s at the hottest fetish club in town
Luke McCoy has been known to throw a good party, but this year, he wants the New Year’s celebration at Devotion to be the best yet.

Categories: Contemporary Romance, Gay Romance, Romantic Erotica

Or on Nicole's Website: Pre-Order Here

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  New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nicole Edwards lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, their three kids, and four rambunctious dogs. When she’s not writing about sexy alpha males, Nicole can often be found with her Kindle in hand or making an attempt to keep the dogs happy. You can find her hanging out on Facebook and interacting with her readers - even when she’s supposed to be writing.

Nicole also writes contemporary/new adult romance as Timberlyn Scott.

Nicole would love to hear from you!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

BLOG TOUR - Belong by Jennifer Foor

Release Day: November 23


Ten years ago I fell in love with a married woman. I walked away so she could be happy, moving across the country to make sure I put space between us. We severed ties, and I promised myself I wouldn't look back. 

Since then I committed to someone else, and we have a child and a life many would wish for. Except, it's never been enough for me. There's always been something missing; something I never wanted to admit.

With my own marriage failing, I'm forced to go back to my hometown to bury the man who raised me. I never expected to see her there, and nothing could prepare me for what would happen the moment my arms wrapped around hers again.


Jennifer Foor is an award winning Contemporary Romance Author.
She is married with She's best known for the Mitchell Family Series, which includes ten books.two children and spends most of her time behind a keyboard, writing stories that come from her heart. 


"You have every right to assume this can't be anything more than a temporary affair. I don't blame you for being cautious, but there is something I want you to know."

She turned around, finally looking right at me with those hesitant eyes. "What?"

"I still love you." I swallowed the lump in my throat as the words came out, silently praying she wouldn't force me to leave. It wasn't every day that I told someone other than my wife I loved them, but in this instance it was the truest statement I'd ever made. "I feel like I've loved you for a lifetime. It’s true. I have loved my wife, but it’s not the same. It’s always been you, Rach. You’re the only woman I know I’ll never be able to let go of. Staying away was my only option. I did it to protect both of our lives, but there’s nothing standing in the way anymore. Please don't deny us a second chance." I paused one more time. "I need you, just as much as I think you need me."

Her shoulders relaxed, and I watched her purse fall from her grip and hit the concrete ground. She shrugged while staring into my eyes. Her lips were trembling, allowing me to almost sense the connection between us. "I'm not strong enough to be with you again. I can't handle anymore heartache. Being close to you scares me, because I’m tired of the pain and suffering."

I took two steps forward, breaking the distance between us. "I'm not capable of hurting you again, Rach. If you give me this chance I promise I won't let you down. Let me be your friend again, and whatever comes with it will be determined by both of us."