Tuesday, March 1, 2016


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Bayou Billionaires #2
Joanne Rock
March 1st (Digital), March 8th (Print)
Harlequin Desire

Her boss wants her in his office—and as his bride!

Adelaide Thibodeaux grew up with Dempsey Reynaud, and she's worked for him for years. But when the billionaire football coach springs a surprise engagement to keep her from resigning, it's a low blow. Just as she's ready to strike out on her own, she's stuck in a fake relationship with her boss, biding her time…

But soon Adelaide faces a second blow: she's actually falling for the man! Can a relationship founded on a lie become the real deal? Or will they fumble before the end zone—and stay in the friend zone?


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Three-time RITA nominee Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn't like. The author of over seventy novels enjoys writing contemporary romance and medieval historicals alike, recently exploring Young Adult romance under a pseudonym. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance–in all its forms-- fits her life outlook perfectly. When she's not writing, Joanne enjoys travel, especially to see her favorite sports teams play with her former sports editor husband and three athletic-minded sons.

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Seattle Bachelors #1
JM Stewart
Releasing March 1st, 2016
Forever: Forever Yours

Safety. Anonymity. Invisibility. 

Those are just a few advantages of Internet “dating.” Even better, as far as Hannah Miller is concerned, is the fact that she can shed all inhibitions without worrying about what he thinks of her figure or her face. “He” is bikerboy357, the man who knows what Hannah likes, and wants her—every night—as much as she wants him. When he asks to meet, Hannah hesitates. But the temptation is too strong. And after one look into his sultry green eyes, there’s no turning back.

Cade MacKenzie’s never met a woman who’s wasn’t blinded by his billion-dollar net worth, but “H” knows neither his face nor his name. Her words are so smart, sweet, and scorchingly sexy that Cade’s willing to gamble she’ll be just as amazing in person. And she is. But even as every delicious encounter makes Cade want Hannah more, what he wants most is her trust.

It’s something all his money can’t buy. And now, Cade will do anything to earn it.

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J.M Stewart is a coffee and chocolate addict who lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two sons and two very spoiled dogs.  She’s a hopeless romantic who believes everybody should have their happily ever after and has been devouring romance novels for as long as she can remember.  Writing that has become her obsession.

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Alpha Ops #5
Emmy Curtis
Releasing March 1st, 2016

It was supposed to be the happiest day of her life. But when her wedding erupts in gunfire, Sadie Walker realizes this is not the life she wants-her fiancé's work with Delta Force will always cast a shadow over their relationship. After leaving the hard-muscled hero at the altar, she thinks she'll never see him again . . . until a chance encounter reveals that he still has a strong grip on her heart.

On a covert assignment overseas, Simon Tennant is shocked when he spots Sadie with another man. Jealousy flares, as does an irresistible urge to keep her protected. Amid a dangerous game of international espionage, he'll have to convince Sadie just how perfect they've always been together. This time, nothing will take precedence over winning her back, no matter the cost to his cover-or his life . . .

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Emmy Curtis is an editor and a romance writer. An ex-pat Brit, she quells her homesickness with Cadbury Flakes and Fray Bentos pies. She's lived in London, Paris and New York, and has settled for the time being, in North Carolina. When not writing, Emmy loves to travel with her military husband and take long walks with their Lab. All things considered, her life is chock full of hoot, just a little bit of nanny. And if you get that reference...well, she already considers you kin.

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Book Blast! CINDERELLA BUSTED by Petie McCarty

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The Cinderella Romances #1
Petie McCarty
Released December 16th, 2015
Soul Mate Publishing

Cinderella's fairy tale moves to Jupiter Island, Florida where Lily Foster, owner of an eclectic landscape nursery, is mistaken for a wealthy socialite by billionaire resort developer Rhett Buchanan. Overdue for a little romance in her life, Lily is anxious for one fabulous date with her handsome prince, so she cultivates her inadvertent masquerade.

Rhett Buchanan has become jaded with the Palm Beach social scene, dominated by scheming women desperate for more money -- his money. Rhett falls hard when he meets Lily Foster. She is a breath of fresh air after the smog of gold diggers constantly surrounding him.

For Rhett and Lily, it's love at first sight until her deception comes to light and pitches their relationship into a disastrous tailspin. Well-meaning friends are determined to intercede and resort to inept high jinks to reunite the estranged couple while a wicked ex-girlfriend plays dirty to keep the couple apart.


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Petie spent a large part of her career working as a biologist at Walt Disney World -- "The Most Magical Place on Earth" -- where she enjoyed working in the land of fairy tales by day and creating her own romantic fairy tales by night. She eventually said good-bye to her "day" job to write her stories full-time.

Petie shares her home on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee with her horticulturist husband, a spoiled-rotten English Springer spaniel addicted to pimento-stuffed green olives, and a noisy Nanday conure named Sassy who made a cameo appearance in Angel to the Rescue.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Cover Reveal! BROKEN BEAT by April Brookshire

Broken Beat #1
April Brookshire
Releasing Jan 27th, 2016

You’ve heard the story before. A young woman moves to the big city, catches the eye of a rich and powerful man, and they live happily ever after.

Unless they don’t.

Vanessa has learned to live without her happily ever after.  In fact, she no longer needs or wants it. Her heart may have been shattered by the loss of true love, but it’s made her a stronger person. Her fairytale dreams faded, making way for more practical aspirations.

Keenan made a mistake when he brutally discarded Vanessa from his life. Ever since, he’s been in a hell of his own making. The life he’s led for the past several years isn’t one to be proud of and he doesn’t deserve to win Vanessa’s heart once again.

Not that he’ll let anything stop him.

“Keenan wants to see you,” Darius said.

My hand tightened around the glass, at the same time it began to shake. Adding my other hand into the mix, I gripped it until the shaking lessened. “You’re not serious.”

Staring at where some of the water had sloshed out onto my hand, I tried to ignore the rising panic.

“He’s found out the truth,” Darius explained.

My eyes rose to meet is all-too-serious ones. “How?” The word left my numb lips barely above a whisper.

His head dropped to look down at his shoes, but I could still see his hesitant expression from where I sat several yards away. He rubbed a hand through his thick hair. “He asked me to leave any explanations to him.”

My dread morphed into irritation. “That sounds like him. Always needing to have the final word.”

The strain left his features at my comment. “So, what do you want me to tell him?”

I stood, setting my glass down on the coffee table. The view of Manhattan outside became larger as I walked to the large penthouse windows. I stared down below at the tiny people walking on sidewalks and the toy cars moving down the street. Inside here, it seemed as if everything had come to a standstill.

It was impossible to pinpoint any one feeling about the possibility of seeing Keenan again. A combination of anxiety, sadness and defiance mingled with something I refused to identify as anticipation.

I imagined an awkward conversation between Keenan and myself. Rehashing our history wasn’t an event I’d enjoy. So he finally knew the truth and in his arrogance had decided it was time for closure. 

He’d always made all the decisions.

Well, this time I’d be the one deciding the outcome. Seeing Keenan would benefit me in no way. It had taken time, but I’d moved on from the heartbreak of our disastrous ending. All evidence proved Keenan had also moved on. Any conversation between us would come too late.

Not turning from the view, I told Darius, “Tell him it was another lifetime.”

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April Brookshire is the author of the Beware of Bad Boy and Young Assassins series. She also co-authors the Dead Chaos series. She writes in the New Adult & Young Adult Romance and Apocalyptic Urban Fantasy genres.

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Release Blast! HOLD ME UNTIL FOREVER by Christina Phillips

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Grayson Brothers #3
Christina Phillips
Releasing Jan 4th, 2016
Entangled Brazen

She's the only one he wants...and the one he can never have…

Ella Clark has been in love with Alex Grayson forever. She’s tired of being invisible—or worse, being treated like his kid sister. If she can just get him to drop his iron-fisted control for two seconds, she’ll prove she knows exactly how to blow his mind.

Alex has been fighting his attraction to Ella since her should-have-been-innocent sweet sixteen kiss burned down his world. He's damaged, and there's no way he'll ever drag her into his screwed up life. Until she offers him something he's always craved—steamy, no-strings sex inside his exclusive BDSM club. Where she'll be safe from the darkness that haunts him.

Except there's nothing safe about being with Ella, and the more she gives, the harder it is to let her go. If he stays, he risks everything, but how can he walk away from the only woman he's ever needed?

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Christina Phillips is an ex-pat Brit who now lives in sunny Western Australia with her high school sweetheart and their family. She enjoys writing paranormal, historical and contemporary romance where the stories sizzle and the heroine brings her hero to his knees. 

She’s addicted to good coffee, expensive chocolate and bad boy heroes. Christina is also owned by three gorgeous cats who are convinced the universe revolves around their needs. They are not wrong.

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Thursday, December 31, 2015

My Top Favorite Luke Moments from Previous Books

With the year coming to an end, I feel extremely disappointed that I was unable to complete Luke’s book for you guys. Trust me when I say I’m working on it. I may not be working as fast as I’d like, but mommy duties come before books and I hope you guys can understand that J With that said, I’ve been thinking a lot about Mr. Sexy Pants Luke McKade lately and remembering some of my favorite scenes with him from my other books. I’d like to share those with you today, and if you stick around to the end I maybe just might have a little snippet from his book for you guys J

Let’s get this party started…

This scene when he was a cocky son of a…you know what ;) :
Luke walked in step next to Zane as they made their way towards the bar. “I was just giving myself a final once over before we headed in.”
Zane chuckled softly and rolled his eyes. “You are so vain.”
Luke smiled crookedly and arrogantly. “I can’t help it. When you look as good as I do it’s hard not to stare at yourself.”

And this one when he attempted to save a damsel in distress:
They were momentarily distracted by a set of footsteps running down the hall, and then Luke came bursting into the kitchen wielding a hand gun. Andi let out another startled scream at the sight of the gun, and when Luke realized there was no danger he quickly dropped it to his side. He smiled when he caught site of Andi and lifted his empty hand to comb his hair back.
“What’d you bring a gun for?” Zane asked with a raised eyebrow to Luke.
Luke diverted his eyes from Andi and turned his attention to Zane. “I heard a woman scream,” he explained and shrugged. “What’d you expect me to do?”

The time when all he wanted was a good luck kiss:
With his reins in his hands, Luke walked up to Andi and tipped his hat off from his forehead, closed his eyes and leaned towards her puckering his lips.
 “What are you doing?” she asked leaning away from him and giving him a suspicious look.
 “I’m waiting for my good luck kiss too,” he replied with his lips still puckered.
 “Luke, come on stop messing around. You’re going to make us late,” Zane chided.
Luke didn’t budge.
Andi rolled her eyes and sighed. She grabbed Luke’s face, pinching his cheeks in as she turned his face to the side and gave him a small peck on the cheek. “There now go,” she said with a laugh and pointed in Zane’s direction.

And the time when all he wanted was a piece of pie:
Luke came bounding through the back door and hung his hat on the wall. “Where is it? You better not have eaten it all.”
 “Calm down, look I already cut you a piece,” Zane said pointing to his burnt piece of pie sitting on the table.
 “Wow, thanks, Zane. You know you’re not half bad sometimes.” Luke sat down and stared at the piece of pie. “Mom made this?” he asked, turning to Zane with a raised eyebrow.
Zane simply nodded and tried his best to hold back the smile that threatened to escape.
Luke shrugged and scooped a forkful in his mouth. His eyes popped wide open and he grabbed a napkin from the table and proceeded to quickly spit the piece of pie in it. “Whoa. Mom is losing her touch.” He coughed.

This one is probably my favorite…when he had the worst timing:
“Forgot my cell phone,” Luke said as he jogged past them to the counter and grabbed it.
When Luke turned around to Norah and Chase, she could see it on his face that he knew exactly what had been happening between them right before he barged in.
“What’s going on here?” Luke asked, waving a finger between Norah and Chase.
“We’re doing the dishes,” Norah answered him.
Luke stared her down. It was the oldest trick in the book, the one that he and Zane always used against her when they wanted to get information out of her. And she hated it.
“What are you looking at?” Norah asked him with a miffed tone.
Luke lifted his hands in a silent defeat. “Nothing,” he told her and attempted to hide an amused grin in the process. He pocketed his phone then grabbed up the dish towel Norah had dropped on the counter. “Don’t let me keep you from washing the dishes,” Luke said and handed her the towel.
As Luke walked away and towards the back door, Norah let out a soft sigh of relief and shot Chase a smile.
“Oh, hey,” Luke said. He stopped in the open doorway and turned to look at them.
Oh God. What now?
Norah turned her attention to her brother.
“You might wanna use that towel to wipe away those soap bubbles from your butt.”
Her mouth dropped in shock as she turned awkwardly to check the back of her jeans. Sure enough there were soap bubbles hanging from her back pockets along with a wet handprint on her shirt right beneath her breast.
Luke grinned and tipped his hat. “Night, y’all.”

When he went into over-protective big brother mode:
“I know how it looks,” Chase told Luke. “But your sister and I are just friends. That’s it.”
“Okay,” Luke said and seemed to loosen up just a little. “It’s really none of my business but at the same time it kind of is my business, you know? Because Norah is my baby sister.”
“Yep,” Chase said. “I’ve got a sister of my own, so I know how that is.”
Luke’s lips curved into a crooked grin. “Good. You seem like a stand-up guy, Chase, and I’ve got no quarrels with you,” he said and slapped a hand down on Chase’s shoulder. “But if you hurt her, I’ll break your jaw. I don’t care what kind of relationship you have with her.”

When he got a little too big for his britches:
“Norah,” Zane said just as Luke said, “You get back here, young lady, and tell us what the hell is going on with you.”
Young lady? Oh hell no.

And when he showed his soft side:
“Good plan,” Luke said and gave her a meaningful smile. “I’ll head out so you can do what you’ve gotta do.” He tugged her close, pecked a kiss on top of her hair and gave her a brotherly hug before he stepped away from her. He almost made it from the kitchen when he stopped and turned back to her. “Hey, Nor?”
“About Chase…”
Oh God.
“I don’t want to say ‘I told you so,’ so I’m not,” Luke said. “But I will say this…”
And here comes the lecture.
“He’s an idiot for messin’ things up with you. I know this hurts right now, but it’ll get better in time.”
Norah just stared dumbfounded at her brother. That was it? No you-should’ve-known-better-than-to-get-mixed-up-with-that-guy talk?
“I’ll see you later, sis.” He tipped the brim of his hat and then he was gone.

And now for the grand finale! This new little snippet of one of my favorite scenes from Luke’s book. I’m gonna say no introduction is needed for this one J
What was he doing? Here he’d been fantasizing about all the dirty little things he’d like to do with Karlie, and for what? It wasn’t going to happen. It couldn’t happen. She was his mother’s best friend’s daughter, for Christ’s sake—practically born with the words Luke, Do Not Touch stamped on her body.
And, boy, did that make him want her even more.

And there you have it! All of my favorite old scenes and a new favorite scene J I’m so excited to be writing his story and I can’t wait to finish it for you guys. I promise to share more on his story’s progress, and even share some new material when I can. I hope 2015 has treated you well, and I’m so happy to have all of you following me on this writing journey. Thank you for being the awesome people that you are! Here’s to many new and exciting things coming in 2016!

Happy New Year!