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Sunday, August 1, 2021

New Release ~ INEVITABLE by Jenna Hartley

 




Inevitable

(Love in LA, Book 4)

by

Jenna Hartley





Blurb:

When my dad asked me to intern for his best friend, I knew I should've said no.

 I had my own plans for the summer.

Ones that didn't include revisiting my childhood crush.

 

Sleeping with the boss?

Probably not what my dad had in mind when he asked for my help.

 

But from the moment I step foot in the office, I can think of little else.

I still want Jonathan.

 

Am I willing to gamble my relationship with my dad and my heart?


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Author Bio:

Jenna Hartley writes romance about strong women and the men who dare to love them. Her stories feature sexy, sweet, and laughable moments that reflect real love. When she's not reading or writing, Jenna is chasing after her daughter or enjoying another episode of the Great British Bake Off with her husband. She lives in Texas with her family and loves nothing more than a good book and good chocolate.




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Friday, July 30, 2021

UNEXPECED EDEN By Lexi Post on Sale for 99¢ for a limited time!


UNEXPECTED EDEN

by Lexi Post 

Now on Sale for 99¢ 

only for a limited time 


Pyrotechnics expert, Serena Upton, wonders if she’s been transported into one of the science fiction movies she works on. It certainly seems so when she’s rescued by three hot, naked men from another planet. She’s whisked away to Loraleaf, their home in the jungle of Eden, with the expectation that she will become their beloved. As they cater to her in every way, she begins to understand what it means to be their chosen one.

Jahl and Khaos risked everything, even the brother of their heart, to bring Serena home, but grief and self-doubt, etched in stone by their own families, seems insurmountable. Their only hope is that she can fill the void in their lives. They succeed in sweeping her up in their erotic passion, but they are unable to capture her heart.

Though Serena cares for Jahl and Khaos, she’s convinced she’s not the answer to their damaged souls. It’s better that she return to her family on Earth before she cares too much. That is, if she doesn’t already.

Excerpt:

Jahl stood there, his face and body hard but his heart a scarred mess. She wanted to comfort him, tell him he was worth so much more, but his pain was so old. What made her think she could make a difference? “I don’t know what to say.”

“There’s nothing to say. It’s history. You are the future.”

“Me? Why me?” She backed up another step, Jahl’s gaze too focused on her.

He moved, covering the space between them in two strides. His hands grasped her shoulders, but not roughly. “Because you are our chosen one. We want you for our beloved.”

It was too much, too fast. “But why me? Why am I your chosen one? Why not another woman, why not Toni for example?”

He tilted his head in confusion. “You are not Toni. You are Serena, caring, curious, helpful, interested in other planetary life. We have watched you and waited until we could make Loraleaf safe for you and others who would follow you.”

“Others?” She started to feel like she was in a sci-fi horror movie. Would cloning be next? Is that why all these men had such amazing physiques and got along so well? Suddenly, she wished Sandale was here to help her calm down.

Jahl’s face softened as if he sensed her rising panic. “Yes, other women. Many filoz have been waiting to woo their woman to Eden. Some have already begun. They waited for us to bring you, so you could help others understand, transition to our life here at Loraleaf.”

Her heart went out to him. She understood what he wanted for his people. But being sympathetic toward his cause did not convince her to give up her own life. She stared into his dark blue eyes. They begged her to stay though the word “please” had yet to cross his lips. She didn’t want to hear that word from him…ever.

She lifted her hand to his face. Unlike Khaos, he didn’t hesitate. He grasped it in his own and kissed her palm. She couldn’t destroy his hope in one single conversation.

“I think I need to learn more about Eden and Loraleaf.”

He nodded. “You will.”

“You have had six years to learn about me, but I just met you a couple nights ago. I need to get to know you as well.”

His gaze left hers. The silence was a sign he would refuse to share himself. But he finally focused on her again. “If that is important to you, I will tell you what you wish to know.”

Her heartbeat sped at his concession.

“But make sure it’s necessary because some parts of my life aren’t pretty.”

She swallowed. “I understand.”

“Good. Now I must go and attend to other concerns. Do not leave the house until I return.” He leaned down and gave her a kiss. It started as a quick goodbye kiss, but after he’d brushed her lips, his arms wrapped around her and he pulled her close. “Serena.” He breathed her name before his tongue invaded her mouth and the kiss turned erotic.

Heat flared in her belly and she welcomed his taste. His hand tilted her head to better his access to her mouth, and she held on to his shoulders as her world tipped.

He pulled away, looking bemused by his own actions. Without a word, he turned on his heel and strode out of the room.

She sank to the floor, her knees too weak to support her, her mind too jumbled to think and her heart torn in a million directions.

About Lexi:

Lexi Post is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of romance inspired by the classics. She spent years in higher education taking and teaching courses about the classical literature she loved. From Edgar Allan Poe's short story “The Masque of the Red Death” to Tolstoy’s War and Peace, she's read, studied, and taught wonderful classics.

But Lexi's first love is romance novels so she married her two first loves, romance and the classics. From hot paranormals to sizzling cowboys to hunks from out of this world, Lexi provides a sensuous experience with a “whole lotta story.”

Lexi is living her own happily ever after with her husband and her two cats in Florida. She makes her own ice cream every weekend, loves bright colors, and you will never see her without a hat.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

To Cut or Not To Cut?

 


           
Hello, gentle readers! Hope you are all well and staying safe!
I…am a puzzler. I write scenes as they come to me, whether they are at the beginning of the story or the middle or the end and then I sorta puzzle them together, filling in information, scenes, etc., where I need them. In my current WIP, I’ve already written the epilogue as well as the three scenes before the epilogue even though I’m no where near that place yet, but I know that’s where I want to end up so there you go.
I’ve been writing this way…well, pretty much since I started writing. It works for me. I’ve tried writing from beginning to end in one fell swoop without jumping around, but can’t get my brain to stop. I’ve accepted that this is how I write. I don’t think I could change it if I tried, because, as I said, it works for me…
…most times.
I recently found myself trying to fit a scene into place between two completed scenes (like taking a puzzle piece and forcing it into the puzzle). No matter which way I turned it, no matter how hard I pushed, it just wouldn’t work. Switching POV didn’t work. Starting the scene over again didn’t work. Trying to fit the scene somewhere else didn’t work either.
So what did I end up doing?
          I cut―viciously (yes! Viciously!)—over one thousand words (it was 1,675 words to be exact).
Did it hurt? Oh yeah, especially knowing how long it took to write those 1,675 words. Did I want to cry? Yeah, I did (I didn’t though…I’m tougher than that).
I’m a slow, but steady writer….every weekday morning before the day job, whether I want to or not. That’s not to say I always meet my word count because I don’t. Some days I do really well, often exceeding my projected word count…some days, the words come but they’re not good words…and some days, the words don’t come at all and I end up staring at the blinking cursor (which just mocks me). You get it, I’m sure.
But you know what? Cutting those words freed me up and I was able to write the scene as it needed to be written, exactly where it belonged and I’m rather happy with it.
What’s the moral of my little tale of woe? Sometimes, you just gotta be brutal and get rid of words that don’t push the story forward. Hopefully, your story is better for it.
Stay well! Stay safe! And remember to spread kindness wherever you go!

Marie

Sunday, July 25, 2021

New Release ~ SEEKING HAPPILY EVER AFTER by Elena Aitken

 



Seeking 

Happily Ever

 After


By

Elena Aitken



Pretending to be engaged to a sexy, billionaire, single dad? Easy!
Not falling in love…much, much harder!



Blurb: 

Nick Newton’s billionaire partying lifestyle was turned upside down when he unexpectedly became a single father. No one is as surprised as Nick to see that he’s completely fallen in love with the little girl and when his baby’s custody situation is threatened, he will do everything in his power to protect her.

The last thing Charlotte Davis expected when she walked into the bakery was to snuggle the sweetest baby girl and lie to a case worker that she’s engaged to be married to her father, it just happened. It’ll all be worth it if it helps Nick win custody of his daughter. And her growing feelings for the sexy single dad? Well, that does complicate things a little.

Sexy, smart, and amazing with babies…his fake fiancée has got it all. Including his heart. Nick is falling in love with both the women in his life, and for a while everything is perfect. But when real life—and the truth—catches up to them, everything goes wrong and it’s not just their love on the line, but their lives.


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Author Bio: 

Elena Aitken is a USA Today Bestselling Author of more than forty romance and women’s fiction novels. The mother of ‘grown up’ twins, Elena now lives with her very own mountain man in the heart of the very mountains she writes about. She can often be found with her toes in the lake and a glass of wine in her hand, dreaming up her next book and working on her own happily ever after.







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Friday, July 23, 2021

Veronica Reviews - WHISKEY FLIGHT by Violet Howe

 




Whiskey Flight


(Cedar Creek Suspense #1)


by


Violet Howe








★★★★

4-Stars

Romantic Suspense






“Whiskey…There’s nothing like its bold flavor and strong burn to remind you that you’re alive.”—Melanie A. Smith, Everybody Lies


Once upon a time, Dani had it all…an adoring boyfriend, family and a dream to leave her hometown to make a name for herself.  But when Dani runs off to Chicago to chase after her dream, she quickly discovers that perhaps she acted to rashly.  When her lover and best friend Seth doesn’t follow her, she’s determined to cut all ties with her past in Cedar Creek.  A decade later, Dani’s life becomes completely shattered…the man that swept her off her feet turns out to be a mafia hitman and now she’s on the run and hiding in plain sight back in the small town of Cedar Creek.  Now Dani will have to become as strong as the whiskey she drinks, because the love of her past is about to collide with the danger of her present…


If you are a fan of Violet Howe’s Cedar Creek world, you will enjoy the first installment to her suspense series!  Highly recommend!




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Veronica





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**I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book that I received via the author. All thoughts and opinions are my own. **

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The Waratah Inn by Lilly Mirren

 Set near the warm and sunny beaches of Australia, Kate finds herself returning to her childhood home of Waratah InnThe unhappy reason, her grandmother's death, takes her away from a busy chef's life and her fiancé.  

Not so picture perfect, Kate believes her life is what she wants.  Sometimes, being too busy takes the spotlight off the imperfections.  


Her two estranged sisters travel to the Inn for the funeral.  Initially, they feel like strangers and have to break through the years of separation to retrieve the bond they once had.

A silent mystery surrounding Grandma Nan is found in her journal as the sisters attempt to recycle the rundown Inn before the decision of to sell or not to sell.  

Nan's story is a loss and a finding of love, which plucks at Kate's heart.  Maybe she needs to lose and find love again, too.  Riding the stable horse gives her time to ponder the vacancies in her life and find the man, Alex, who tends the horses.  

Widowed several years ago, Alex teaches math and tends horses as a hobby.  Meeting Kate renews his spirit.  It may be slow and subtle, but love can happen again.

Several months of decision making about the Inn, her life, and where her love leads her, brings Kate to an ultimatum.  To settle, or to thrive... When one life ends, another begins!

Happy reading, 

Dawn

 

  

Sunday, July 18, 2021

New Release - YOU'RE STILL THE ONE by Erika Kelly

 



You're Still The One

(A Calamity Falls Small Town Romance, Book 9)

by

Erika Kelly





Blurb:

 

️ Hot, inked, motorcycle-riding hero
️ Sexy wedding planner with a whole lot of explaining to do
️Steamy, small town romance
️Second chance romance
️And lots and lots of make-up sex

When Stella Cavanaugh gets the chance to come home after a seven-year, self-imposed exile, she takes it. She was born to be a wedding planner, and she hopes creating her sister's wedding might just earn her the redemption she's been hoping for.

The only thing holding her back is the fear of running into Griffin James, the love of her life. Because she not only hurt her family, she destroyed their relationship. Burned it right to the ground. And she just doesn't know if she can bear to find out he's moved on. She sure hasn't.

Griffin James has a roommate. The fourteen-year-old's staying with him while his dad's on deployment. Sounds simple, but the boy's grandparents are looking for any excuse to pull him out of the clutches of the big, tattooed owner of a bike shop. If Griffin can just stay under their radar, everything should be fine.

But that's just not possible when Stella bursts into their lives. Her sparkly spirit, her big, splashy ideas, and her impulsiveness always lead to disaster. He knew that...but he couldn't resist her.

And now she's on the run again, because...

The very things they love about each other are also what tear them apart.


Buy links: https://books2read.com/YSTOErikaKelly


Excerpt

 

He kissed an apology into her mouth, sorry for being gruff and cold to her, sorry for making her feel she was anything but beautiful, sexy, smart, and the most caring, loving person he’d ever known.

He kissed the woman who owned his heart. Kissed her with a mind full of memories and a heart full of want.

Setting a hand on his chest, she pushed him away. “It’s special for us, right? It’s not just my imagination?”

“Nope.” He clasped her wrist, moving in for another kiss. “There’s nothing better.”

But she yanked her hand away. “Stop trusting a photograph over my words, and you might just get another one.” Throwing him a saucy look, she threw open the door and left him sitting alone in the truck.



Author bio:

 

Award-winning author Erika Kelly writes sexy and emotional small town romance. Married to the love of her life and raising four children, she lives in the southwest, drinks a lot of tea, and is always waiting for her cats to get off her keyboard.

Please note that 10% of the net income of all Erika Kelly books goes to the Semper Fi Fund (semperfifund.org).

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