Monday, July 20, 2020

COVER REVEAL ~ THE ANTI-BOYFRIEND by Penelope Ward




Title: The Anti-Boyfriend
Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs
Photo: Nadia von Scotti
Release Date: August 31, 2020



Blurb

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

At first, my neighbor Deacon frustrated me.

Sure, he was great-looking and friendly.

But our walls were thin, and on occasion, he’d bring women to his place and keep me awake while he “entertained” them.

As a single mother to an infant, I didn’t appreciate it.

So, finally it was my turn.

When my daughter wouldn’t stop wailing one night, Mr. Manwhore came knocking on my door.

Miraculously, at the sound of his voice, Sunny stopped crying. And when he held her…she eventually fell asleep in his arms.

Deacon was rough on the exterior, but apparently on the inside? Mr. Single-and-Ready-to-Mingle was a baby whisperer.

After that night, we became friends.

He’d go for coffee runs. Come over to chat. Normal friend stuff.

But over time, our conversations ran deeper. We got closer.

Until one night we crossed the line.

Our friendship turned into a complicated mess.

I’d gone and fallen for a guy who’d sworn off commitment and kids.

I knew Deacon was starting to care for me too, even though Sunny and I didn’t fit into any plan he’d ever imagined for himself.

He was wrong for me—so wrong that I’d dubbed him the “anti-boyfriend.”

Then why did I wish more than anything that I could be the one woman to change him?







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She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.


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Friday, July 17, 2020

TEASER - The One for Me by Corinne Michaels



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REVIEW TOUR ~ THE RIVALS by Vi Keeland




Title: The Rivals
Author: Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: July 13, 2020



Blurb

The feud between Weston Lockwood and me started at the altar.
Only neither of us attended the wedding, and the nuptials happened decades before either of us was born.
Our grandfathers had been best friends and business partners, at least up until my grandfather’s wedding day—when his bride-to-be blurted out she couldn’t marry him because she was also in love with Weston‘s grandfather.
The two men spent years fighting over Grace Copeland, who also happened to be their third business partner.  But in the end, neither man could steal half of her heart away from the other.
Eventually, they all went their separate ways.  Our grandfathers married other women, and the two men became one of the biggest business rivals in history.
Our fathers continued the family tradition of feuding.  And then Weston and I did, too.
For the most part, we kept as much distance as possible.
Until the day the woman who started the feud died—and unexpectedly left one of the most valuable hotels in the world to our grandfathers to share.
Now I’m stuck in a hotel with the man I was born to hate, trying to unravel the mess our families inherited.
As usual, it didn’t take long for us to be at each other’s throats.
Weston Lockwood was everything I hated: tall, smart, cocky, and too gorgeous for his own good.  We were fire and ice. 
But that shouldn’t be an issue. Our families were used to being at war. There was just one minor problem, though.   Every time Weston and I fought, we somehow wound up in bed.







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Review

“Bittersweet memories are better than regrets.”

Holy cow! This book.. I’m still processing. I have spent my entire day locked away from the world, holed up in my sunroom devouring this book. My kids had no idea where I ran off to since our sunroom is not really used by anyone. I pulled the one more chapter excuse one too many times today. I did take a break to run an errand and make the family dinner, but there I went back into my own little world. All of a sudden, the end came. Asking me for a favorite book by Vi Keeland is like asking which kid is my favorite. I can’t pick one. It seems as if each new book that she releases becomes better than the last one I would deemed was my favorite. The Rivals will defiantly suck you in from the very beginning. It sure did with me. Hook, line and sinker. I was a goner. I definitely laughed, my heart broke and I fell in love with the characters. Vi has a way of placing me into the story right alongside them. This is definitely an ermines to lovers book you don't want to miss out on.

Weston and Sophia have known each other their entire lives, but I wouldn’t call them friends. In fact, their families are enemies which automatically makes them enemies. Their grandfathers were best friends and business partners long before they were born, but that all went crashing down due to a woman. Grace Copeland to be exact. Once best friends, now rival enemies. The feud continued with their sons and now their grandchildren Weston and Grace. Weston and Grace have crossed paths throughout the years but they haven’t really ran in the same circles. After many years they cross paths once again on a plane headed to NYC. But that wouldn’t be the last they will see of each other. As it turns out, the late Grace Copeland left the hotel, The Countess to both their families.  Enemies or not, Weston and Grace must work closely together to get their affairs of the hotel in order. 

I definitely loved Sophia. Her strength and how she doesn’t take any crap from anyone. She definitely gives Weston a run for his money that is for sure. Growing up, she never experienced love from her father. She never felt important to him and she is always having to prove herself to him. Prove that a woman can be in a field with men. I hated her father while reading this story, treating her like someone he can just push around. I was kind of hoping to see him crumble at some point but that’s just me getting ahead of myself. LOL Sophia has gone through so much in so little time, but it has only made her stronger. The past causes her not to trust so easily, to question everything, like waiting for that shoe to drop. But that doesn’t stop her from giving everything she does her all. Sophia’s best friend dubbed family, Scarlett is hilarious. She definitely got Sophia’s back no matter what. She’s more family than her true family. 

Weston of course comes off as the notorious cocky bastard. Charming as hell, good looking, rich and can get anything he truly wants. Which is all true, until Sophia enters the picture and starts peeling the layers off we get to know who Weston truly is. And let me tell you I swooned over him. I won’t deny he is cocky as hell attitude but there is so much sadness inside of him. So much guilt. He too hasn’t been shown enough love growing up.  The one person he truly cared about isn’t here anymore. The one person he was made to protect and he failed. That’s when his life went spiraling and made some big mistakes he will live to regret. My heart broke for Weston when I found out the feelings he has been harboring. Only if he had that one lifeline to help him through it all. He really is a big softy on the inside and one is able to experience this side of him. Mr. Thorne is a big presence in his life and seems to be the only one who has his back. Weston is just a lost soul trying to find his place in life. 

The chemistry between Sophia and Weston is WOW… combustable. Sophia tried her damndest to stay away but they have such a magnetic pull that has a mind of its own.  They’re like oil and water but then they get together? I’ll admit it’s hot as hell, you are going to need some moments to fan yourself and cool down. The first time wasn’t meant to happen, it was a mistake that they all tried to forget. It seemed to be fueled by anger and hate, and by golly, hate sex seems to be the thing. It was supposed to only be one time. But one time leads to many more times and to a point where they can’t shake each other. Weston is definitely a different person when he is with Sophia. He hasn’t had to put anyone before himself in a long time, but he does it so naturally with Sophia. Slowly their working relationship progresses as well as the personal one they have started to develop. They’re getting too caught up in their happy bubble that feelings are starting to form. But as their business deal comes to a close, stakes between their family will rise. Their families will ask them to betray the other for the sake of saving their family’s appearance. 

“You know what obstacles are?” “What?” “They’re tests to see if you deserve to win.”

What will happen when you put everything on the line? When betrayal sets in so deep? Will they choose each other or will they be loyal to their families? Is this something that they can recover from or where they doomed from the beginning? Maybe they were just meant to be rivals, just like they started. Or maybe they will be able to put the rivalry behind them and come full circle? 


I definitely did not want this story to end. I wanted it to go on forever and ever. You will need to get your copy to see what happens. 








Author Bio


Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides 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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Thursday, July 9, 2020

SNEAK PEEK~ EXCERPT FROM THE RIVALS by Vi Keeland




Excited about Vi Keeland’s upcoming release,
The Rivals? Check out this SNEAK PEEK



Title: The Rivals
Author: Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: July 13, 2020



Blurb

The feud between Weston Lockwood and me started at the altar.
Only neither of us attended the wedding, and the nuptials happened decades before either of us was born.
Our grandfathers had been best friends and business partners, at least up until my grandfather’s wedding day—when his bride-to-be blurted out she couldn’t marry him because she was also in love with Weston‘s grandfather.
The two men spent years fighting over Grace Copeland, who also happened to be their third business partner.  But in the end, neither man could steal half of her heart away from the other.
Eventually, they all went their separate ways.  Our grandfathers married other women, and the two men became one of the biggest business rivals in history.
Our fathers continued the family tradition of feuding.  And then Weston and I did, too.
For the most part, we kept as much distance as possible.
Until the day the woman who started the feud died—and unexpectedly left one of the most valuable hotels in the world to our grandfathers to share.
Now I’m stuck in a hotel with the man I was born to hate, trying to unravel the mess our families inherited.
As usual, it didn’t take long for us to be at each other’s throats.
Weston Lockwood was everything I hated: tall, smart, cocky, and too gorgeous for his own good.  We were fire and ice. 
But that shouldn’t be an issue. Our families were used to being at war. There was just one minor problem, though.   Every time Weston and I fought, we somehow wound up in bed.







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Excerpt

Sophia

“What the hell?” I pressed the button on the elevator panel a second time. It illuminated, yet the car continued to sit there. So I jabbed my finger at it a third time. Finally, the doors started to glide closed. Just as they were about to shut completely, a shoe blocked them from closing. 
A wingtip shoe. 
Weston’s smiling face was there to greet me when the doors bounced open. 
My blood was near boiling. “So help me, Lockwood, if you try to get in this car, I can’t be responsible for what happens to you. I’m not in the mood anymore.” 
He entered the elevator anyway. “Come on, Fifi. What’s wrong? I’m just playing around. You’re taking things way too seriously.” 
I counted to ten in my head, but it didn’t help. Fuck it. He wanted to get a rise out of me? He was going to get one. The doors slid shut again, and I turned and backed him into a corner. Seeing my face, he at least had the decency to look a little nervous. 
“You wanna know what’s wrong? I’ll tell you what’s wrong! My father thinks I’m inept because I don’t have an appendage dangling between my legs. The man I spent the last eighteen months with was cheating on me with one of my cousins. Again. I hate New York City. I despise the Lockwood family. And you think you can get away with anything you want just because you have a big dick.” I jabbed my finger into his chest and punctuated each staccato word with another stab.  
“I’m  
Tired.  
Of.  
Men.  
My father.  
Liam.  
You. 
Every single fucking one of you. So leave me the hell alone!” 
Frazzled, I turned back around and waited for the door to open, only to realize we hadn’t started to move yet. Great. Just fucking great. I jabbed the button a few more times, closed my eyes, and took deep, cleansing breaths as we started to move. Halfway through breath three, I felt the heat of Weston’s body behind me. He had to have moved closer. I continued to try to ignore him.  
But the fucker still smelled good.  
How the hell could that be? Whose cologne lasted for—what had it been now?—twelve hours? After the gauntlet run he’d sent me on across town this morning, I probably smelled like BO. It pissed me off that the asshole smelled...fucking delicious.  
He moved closer, and I felt his breath tickle my neck.  
“So,” he whispered in a gravelly voice. “You think my dick’s big.” 
I turned and scowled at him. While this morning he’d been clean-shaven, he now had a five o’clock shadow all along his chiseled jaw. It gave him a sinister look. The suit that hugged his broad shoulders probably cost more than Liam’s entire sweater wardrobe. Weston Lockwood was everything I hated in a man—wealthy, good looking, cocky, arrogant, and fearless. Liam would hate him. My father already hated him. And at the moment, those were actually Weston’s strong points.  
While I struggled with my body reacting to his scent and how much I liked the stubble on his face, Weston slowly reached out and put a hand on my hip. At first, I assumed he thought he needed to steady me, as he had when I’d wobbled in the bar. Had I wobbled again? I didn’t think I had. But I must’ve. 
Though when his hand glided from my hip around to my ass, there was no misunderstanding his intention. He was not trying to help me stay on my feet. In my head, my immediate reaction was to scream at him, but somehow my throat felt too clogged to speak.  
I made the mistake of looking up from his jaw into his blue eyes. Heat flickered, turning them almost gray, and his eyes dropped to my lips.  
No.  
Just no. 
This was not happening.  
Not again. 
My heart thundered in my chest, and the blood in my ears roared so loudly I almost didn’t hear the ding of the elevator announcing that we’d arrived at my floor. Thankfully it snapped me out of whatever moment of insanity I’d slipped into.  
“I…I need to go.” 
It took all of my focus to put one foot in front of the other, but I managed to walk down the hall and make it to my room.  
Though… 
I wasn’t alone.






Author Bio


Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides 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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Monday, June 8, 2020

SURPRISE!!! SUMMER FLING is LIVE!! Six standalones by some of your favorite authors!



SUMMER IS HEATING UP!
Six FREE standalone summer themed short stories!

For a Good Time  by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward 
Ever see For a good time call scribbled on the bathroom wall of a bar?  Sure you have.  Ever wonder w hat would happen if you had a few too many drinks and actually called the number? Well now you don’t have to wonder anymore, because I’ll tell you… It blows up in your face when you suddenly realize who Mr. Good Time is.

Eternal Sunshine by L.J. Shen 
Adam Mackay is my brother's best friend, turned Hollywood heartthrob, who is now my brand new, infuriating boss.
Sounds complicated? You have no idea...

Stay Right Here with Me by Willow Winters 
I can’t tell you how many mistakes I’ve made sitting in this very spot in this small town bar. Watching the iron doors swing closed as the broad - shouldered man who just walked in sits across from me, I already know he’s on that list of, “I shouldn’t have done that...

Damsel Dude in Distress by Helena Hunting 
I thought I was helping a damsel in distress. Turns out my damsel was actually a hot dude with some bad luck. It started with a broken down car and ended with a gross motel, an indoor campout and a set of Kama Sutra sheets.


The Beach R.S. Grey 
I’m not supposed to be on vacation with my best friend’s older brother. I’ve wanted him for so long, and now we’re unexpectedly a lone in a tropical paradise. Naturally, I packed a lot of bikinis, but I should have brought armor if I want to have any hope of surviving my week away with Noah Martin…or should I say, Dr. Martin.


Lucky Shot by Sarina Bowen 
Rookie sports agent Bess Beringer gets a real education on the night of her first glitzy New York business dinner. But the things she learns have nothing to do with roster rules or contract negotiation. Luckily, rookie hockey player Mark "Tank" Tankiewicz is a pro - level teacher...  





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Cover designer: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative


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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

COVER REVEAL ~ THE RIVALS by Vi Keeland




Title: The Rivals
Author: Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative
Photo: Walter Chin
Model: Tobias Cameroon
Release Date: July 13, 2020



Blurb

The feud between Weston Lockwood and me started at the altar.
Only neither of us attended the wedding, and the nuptials happened decades before either of us was born.
Our grandfathers had been best friends and business partners, at least up until my grandfather’s wedding day—when his bride-to-be blurted out she couldn’t marry him because she was also in love with Weston‘s grandfather.
The two men spent years fighting over Grace Copeland, who also happened to be their third business partner.  But in the end, neither man could steal half of her heart away from the other.
Eventually, they all went their separate ways.  Our grandfathers married other women, and the two men became one of the biggest business rivals in history.
Our fathers continued the family tradition of feuding.  And then Weston and I did, too.
For the most part, we kept as much distance as possible.
Until the day the woman who started the feud died—and unexpectedly left one of the most valuable hotels in the world to our grandfathers to share.
Now I’m stuck in a hotel with the man I was born to hate, trying to unravel the mess our families inherited.
As usual, it didn’t take long for us to be at each other’s throats.
Weston Lockwood was everything I hated: tall, smart, cocky, and too gorgeous for his own good.  We were fire and ice. 
But that shouldn’t be an issue. Our families were used to being at war. There was just one minor problem, though.   Every time Weston and I fought, we somehow wound up in bed.







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Author Bio


Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides 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 by Vi Keeland


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