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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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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Friday, May 22, 2020

Ruthless Princess: A Mafia Royals Romance by Rachel Van Dyken


I'm going to say this not once, but many times. Everyone should read this book. RVD wrote one of the most epic mafia romance's I have ever read. She came in swinging to remind everyone why she's the queen of mafia. Amo Jones, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author




Ruthless Princess: A Mafia Royals Romance about best friends turned enemies, by Rachel Van Dyken, the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Eagle Elite series is LIVE.


The enemy of my enemy is my friend…

I never thought my father would ask this of me, to become the second generation at Eagle Elite University, to rule with an iron fist, and to take care of anyone who gets in our way.

But ever since the incident.

Ever since Him.

There’s been a war in our little clique.

After all, a house divided cannot stand.

He’s the problem, not me.

He used to kiss me like I was his oxygen.

Now he looks at me like I’m his poison.

But we both drank it, again and again, never believing there would be a day when our love would start a war.

And our friendship would shatter into a million pieces.

Then again, the worst thing you could do in the mafia is hang on to hope that your life will be normal.

The second worst thing?

Fall in love with your best friend.

Enemy.

And heir to the Nicolasi throne.




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Excerpt: 


He licked his lips and repeated what he always did when we had to perform, when we had to do our jobs. “I won’t be gentle with you.”

Our foreheads touched, my chest heaved with exertion like it was hard to breathe when he was so near, but really it was the promise that killed me, a promise that he wouldn’t enjoy touching me ever again, that I was more curse than cure, and yet, I knew it was all we would ever get, these fleeting moments where we did our job too well. “Then make it hurt, baby.” My voice cracked. “Make it hurt.”

His lips parted in a groan as he spun me into his arms and crushed his mouth to mine. It was part pain, part pleasure as he pulled my hair then slid a hand up my shirt like nobody was watching when everyone was.

We broke apart, mouths swollen, my lower lip was bleeding.

A reminder for both of us—this was no cease-fire, this wasn’t real, it was all a carefully constructed show.

“Mmmmm…” I smirked. “Looks like Junior’s not playing around tonight, ladies.”

Screams went up as Junior grabbed my ass and squeezed so hard, I knew I would bruise later. He roughly pulled me against his chest and nipped at my neck.

I told my body it didn’t feel good.

I told my heart we were safe.

And I forced myself to believe the lie every single time we touched.

Because to do otherwise—would destroy me.


REVIEW:

Who would have thought the kids would be just as intense as their parents.  There was ONE rule the kids needed to obey. No relationships amongst them. It muddies the water. It could cause a war between the families.
Junior and Serena are best friends. But what happens when lines blur between them. When they are no longer just friends, but fall HARD for each other.  Will they betray their families?  Will, they risk their lives over love?  Will they die to protect the other?

These are questions that race through their heads every day. When forced apart, their hate for one another is as strong as their love for each other.

Serena is Junior's world. Junior is the reason why Serena's heartbeats. But when faced with the possibility of causing a war, and the possibility of their families finding out about them, they chose family over themselves. Was it the right decision?  Will they be able to love each other form a distance? If their families could break the rules and love who they chose, why can't Junior and Serena?

Let me just stay, I adore Junior, but how could I not when I loved his father, Pheonix. Serena is Junior's Achilles heel. She is the one thing that can break him. As time passes, will Junior and Serena continue to stand by the rules? Rules are always meant to be broken, aren't they?





About Rachel: 

Rachel Van Dyken is the number one New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor. 


She keeps her home in Idaho with her husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to 
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Blog Tour - Fight For Me by Corinne Michaels



From New York Times Bestselling author Corinne Michaels comes a new emotional and riveting standalone second chance love story.

"The Arrowood Brothers are Corinne's best creations yet! " - Claire Contreras - NYT Bestselling Author

I fell in love with Sydney Hastings when I was ten years old.
At sixteen, we whispered promises of forever.
When I was twenty-two I broke them all. I left her and promised never to return.

After my father's death, I’m forced to go home to Sugarloaf for six months. She'll be everywhere, no longer just in my memories and regrets.

When we’re together, it’s as though time never stopped. She’s still the one I want, but I don’t deserve her. Instead of apologizing, I take that beautiful, broken woman in my arms. But after that, it’s her turn to leave me.

Now I have to fight. For her. For us. For the life we both want …


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REVIEW:

I was patiently waiting for the release of Declan's story. Probably just as patient as Sydney was waiting for Declan to pull his head out of his ass. Declan's father not only caused pain for his sons while he was alive but also when he died. Due to the mistakes of Declan's father, all four son's lives were affected forcing them to make decisions that not only hurt them but those they loved.

When Declan is forced to return to his home time, he knew he would run into the love of his life, Sydney, the girl he walked away from. Just because he walked away from, didn't mean he ever stopped loving her.  It was his love for her that made him walk away. He would always do what was best for Sydney. But did he ever stop to ask Sydney what she wanted? Did Sydney not have a say in her happiness. For years she prayed Declan would return to her, but when he does, her entire world is turned upside down by one decision.

Will Sydney forgive Declan for breaking her heart when he walked away? Will Declan finally put the past behind him and realize he deserves happiness?

At times I was so frustrated reading this book, where I wanted to strangle Declan. Sydney is a patient and forgiving person. She loved Declan with all her heart. But how could she live the life she wants, when her heart is being held by the man she loved from a child on. The heart knows what it wants. Sydney knows what she wants.  Declan needs to make a decision. A decision that will change his life forever.



EXCERPT:

"Do you want to dance?"
She nods.
I hear my brother make a noise and pretend I didn't. She said yes, and I'm going to cling to that.
Here might be the last time I ever get to hold her in my arms, and I'm going to take it.
"I love this song."
I love you.
"Why is that?" I ask.
Her arms move to my chest, and I wonder if she can feel the pounding of my heart. My nerves are bowstrings, being pulled taut before the arrow is ready to fly. Everything inside of me is strained, but I keep it together.
Sydney and I move, the world falling away as it always does when I am with her. Gone is the hurt of my past, the uncertainty of my present, and the regret of the future ahead. Right now, I have her.
She's here, in my arms, where she's meant to be.
I don't care if the sky lights on fire because she's all I see.
"Listen to her." Sydney's voice is quiet and pensive. "Listen to her talk about him giving up and her asking him to stay."
And I do. I hear the words, and I swear that she's singing to us.
"Don't tell me it's too late," Emily croons.
"I won't give up that easy.
Don't call me darlin' and tell me that you're leavin'.
Don't walk away.
Stop pushing me when you know you want to hold on.
It could be so easy for us, baby.
I've been here, but you don't see me.
Don't let go if you're not ready for me to walk away." The acoustic guitar takes over as her voice drifts off.
"Syd," I say her name as both a plea to let go and hold on.
Her hands grip my shirt tighter. "Don't. Don't let go. Don't push me away."
I see the tears in her eyes. I don't want to push her away. I want to hold her close, kiss her senseless, and love her until she knows it in every fiber of her being that she's everything I want.
I see her. I feel her. I know her in my bones, but I won't be able to be who she needs.
No matter how much I wish it weren't the case, I can't give her the life she wants with a husband and babies. All I can offer her is a friendship that has an expiration date because once my six-months is up and she has moved, I know I won't allow myself to see her again.
The song ends, and the two of us stop moving, just watching the other.
The spell that was surrounding us seems to break and awareness fills her gaze. Her fingers loosen and drop from where they had been clutching my shirt and she takes a step back.
The loss of her is felt everywhere. My heart doesn't seem to beat as strongly, the cold hits my chest, making it hard to breathe, and the emptiness from her loss leaves me weak.
For those minutes I held her, the world made sense. And now ... I need to leave.



Monday, May 18, 2020

Cover Reveal: With Me in Seattle Universe Stories by Lady Boss Press



We are so excited to introduce you to the summer launch covers! As you can see, we have EIGHT new With Me In Seattle Universe stories coming your way! And you don't have long to wait... you'll be able to snag all eight stories on June 22nd. They're up for preorder on Amazon now, and if Kindle Unlimited is your jam, they'll all be available there as well.

Our summer launch lineup includes books from these AMAZING authors:

Melissa Brown
Anna Edwards
Bailie Hantam
Leigh Lennon
Stacey Lewis
Julie Prestsater
Jen Talty
Mary A. Wasowski

All of these stories stand alone, and are tied to the With Me In Seattle Universe in some way. You do not need to read them in any order.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Blog Tour: THE HUNTER by L.J. Shen

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The queen of enemies-to-lovers strikes again. I devoured every page, hooked on the sizzling chemistry between Hunter and Sailor. A ten star read." --Parker S. Huntington, Wall Street Journal bestselling author

The Hunter, an all-new compelling and must-read contemporary romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen is available now!

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Boston’s debauched elite is going up in flames, and it’s the Fitzpatrick family that set it on fire.

Hunter
I didn’t mean to star in a sex tape, okay?
It was just one of those unexplainable things. Like Stonehenge, Police Academy 2, and morning glory clouds.
It just happened.
Now my ball-busting father is sentencing me to six months of celibacy, sobriety, and morbid boredom under the roof of Boston’s nerdiest girl alive, Sailor Brennan.
The virginal archer is supposed to babysit my ass while I learn to take my place in Royal Pipelines, my family’s oil company.
Little does she know, that’s not the only pipe I’ll be laying…

Sailor
I didn’t want this gig, okay?
But the deal was too sweet to walk away from.
I needed the public endorsement; Hunter needed a nanny.
Besides, what’s six months in the grand scheme of things?
It’s not like I’m in danger of falling in love with the appallingly gorgeous, charismatic gazillionaire who happens to be one of Boston’s most eligible bachelors.
No. I will remain immune to Hunter Fitzpatrick’s charm.
Even at the cost of losing everything I have.
Even at the cost of burning down his kingdom.
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Review:

L.J. Shen never disappoints. I was always curious as to what made Hunter tick when we got glimpses of him in Broken Knight and Angry God.  Let me tell you, buckle up, hold on tight, because you are in for quite the ride.

Hunter loves sex and can't seem to keep his fly zippered.  He also can't seem to stay away from liquor.  Two things he overindulges in. Time and time again, he manages to disappoint his father, and his sex tape was the last straw, now he is on lockdown.

Sailor was hired to be his babysitter. The two of them are polar opposites to some degree. Sailor is closed off, focused on becoming an Olympic athlete. Hunter is outgoing and focused on getting his hands on his inheritance. But that comes with a cost. He must be celibate for six months?  Is that even possible?  This is Hunter we are talking about?

When Sailor signed up for this jig, she never expected to develop feelings. Hunter never expected to develop feelings for the introvert. BUT.......  let me just say, the two of them are in for the ride of their life. Both have their own agenda but when lines are crossed, their relationship begins to change.

Will Hunter be able to be celibate for six months?  Will Sailor be able to fulfill her duty and make sure he does? Will Sailor fall victim to Hunter's charm? What happens when hearts become involved and the two of them crave each other? Will The Hunter secure his prey? Or will the prey outsmart the hunter?

This story is everything you want in an L.J. Shen novel. She grips your heart with every word that leaps off the page. Hunter will be your next best book boyfriend with his dirty mouth and his charismatic personality. He will have you eating out of the palm of his hand. Sailor with his witty comebacks will have you cheering for her and loving her as a heroine.

5 golden stars.

Excerpt:

“Why?” I asked, blinking at him in confusion. I had two left legs and the coordination of roadkill. I couldn’t dance if my life depended on it. I’d tried dancing at the only party I’d ever gone to—sophomore year—and was subjected to such thorough humiliation. People took videos of me dancing and forwarded it to half my school. Saggy Sailor, they’d graffiti-ed on my locker. Apparently, my back looked hunched and droopy when I danced. “Because…” He tilted his chin down, his voice low, smoldering. “You’re obviously bored, and my family is watching us, and I’m partial to fondling you.” “It’s the dress,” I muttered. “I’d actually prefer fondling you out of it.” I sliced my gaze sideways, noticing that Aisling and Persy hadn’t picked up on my exchange with him. They were now watching a video, probably of the reality show they were arguing about. Even though Hunter was just after a friendly dance to show his family we were getting along, I couldn’t unglue my butt from my chair. “No fondling.” I crossed my arms over my chest, buying time. “No promises. Get up.” “Did you tell anyone we live together?” I accused, my eyes narrowing into slits. He stared at me, wide-eyed, mouth parted. “Negatory.” “Did you tell anyone we were dating?” “This is the lamest twenty-questions game I’ve ever participated in. No. “Well, people are talking about us.” “That’s what people do. They fill the air with useless words to entertain each other. It’s called gossip, and it sucks all the asses in the world. Doesn’t mean it was me. Our building employs more than a hundred people. All of them work for my father. That means he’s spreading whatever the hell he wants to spread.” LJShen

About LJ Shen:

L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to twenty different countries. She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.


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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

FREE!!! Royal Bully: A Mafia Royals Romance Prequel by Rachel Van Dyken is available now!!!

ROYAL BULLY
by Rachel Van Dyken


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FREE!!! Royal Bully: A Mafia Royals Romance Prequel by Rachel Van Dyken is available now!!! Read the prequel for FREE before Ruthless Princess releases on May 19!!!

“Wow! An incredible start to this new mafia series... This story is brilliant – Amazon reviewer

“This was perfection. Mafia at its finest!!!!! … this prequel WAS AMAZING!” – Amazon reviewer

ROYAL BULLY

**This novella is a fun, bonus, standalone prequel to the brand new Mafia Royals Romances for both fans and new readers.**

The prequel to the much anticipated Mafia Royals Romances... 

Something dark this way comes.
He's gorgeous, mean, and mine.
He catches me dreaming about him, and then just like my dream, he decides to make me his.
I should have said no when he asked me to swear fealty to him.
The knife clued me in first.
The blood second.
And third, it was the blessing of the most famous mafia bosses in the known world as they sat around the dinner table and told me that I had no choice but to join.
Because they knew my secrets.
And running meant I was nothing more than target practice.
I said yes, because of my bully.
And he told me he'd keep me safe.
But who keeps me safe from him?
 

RUTHLESS PRINCESS
 
A mafia romance about best friends turned enemies by Rachel Van Dyken, the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Eagle Elite series.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend…
I never thought my father would ask this of me, to become the second generation at Eagle Elite University, to rule with an iron fist, and to take care of anyone who gets in our way.
But ever since the incident.
Ever since Him.
There’s been a war in our little clique.
After all, a house divided cannot stand.
He’s the problem, not me.
He used to kiss me like I was his oxygen.
Now he looks at me like I’m his poison.
But we both drank it, again and again, never believing there would be a day when our love would start a war.
And our friendship would shatter into a million pieces.
Then again, the worst thing you could do in the mafia is hang on to hope that your life will be normal.
The second worst thing?
Fall in love with your best friend.
Enemy.
And heir to the Nicolasi throne.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Release Blitz: THE HUNTER by L.J. Shen

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"This is LJ Shen at her wittiest, steamiest, heart-aching best!"
--Kennedy Ryan, Wall Street Journal bestselling author

The Hunter, an all-new scorching hot contemporary romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen is available now!

HUNTER_FINAL 4.35.30 PM

Boston’s debauched elite is going up in flames, and it’s the Fitzpatrick family that set it on fire.

Hunter
I didn’t mean to star in a sex tape, okay?
It was just one of those unexplainable things. Like Stonehenge, Police Academy 2, and morning glory clouds.
It just happened.
Now my ball-busting father is sentencing me to six months of celibacy, sobriety, and morbid boredom under the roof of Boston’s nerdiest girl alive, Sailor Brennan.
The virginal archer is supposed to babysit my ass while I learn to take my place in Royal Pipelines, my family’s oil company.
Little does she know, that’s not the only pipe I’ll be laying…

Sailor
I didn’t want this gig, okay?
But the deal was too sweet to walk away from.
I needed the public endorsement; Hunter needed a nanny.
Besides, what’s six months in the grand scheme of things?
It’s not like I’m in danger of falling in love with the appallingly gorgeous, charismatic gazillionaire who happens to be one of Boston’s most eligible bachelors.
No. I will remain immune to Hunter Fitzpatrick’s charm.
Even at the cost of losing everything I have.
Even at the cost of burning down his kingdom.
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Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!
Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/hunterlj
Add THE HUNTER to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2Qav1lR

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About LJ Shen L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to twenty different countries. She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.

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