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RELEASE BLITZ PACKET: The Best Men (1/18/2022)

 

 

THE BEST MEN by Sarina Bowen & Lauren Blakely

Release Date: January 18th, 2022

 

 

THE BEST MEN by Bestselling authors Sarina Bowen and Lauren Blakely is NOW LIVE!!

Don’t miss out on this enemies-to-lovers, opposites-attract, irresistibly sexy standalone romance between the best man and the other best man!

 

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Finished this in one day – Holy cr*p! Sarina Bowen and Lauren Blakely are awesome authors in their own right. But the two of them together? Flawless – If I didn’t know this is a collaboration I would not be able to tell. The writing flows as one and they really knocked this MM romance out of the park.
Mark and Asher are totally opposite attract. Mark is like smart, nerdy, single-dad, wall street guy. Asher is an ex-soccer star turns photographer, loving the single life, dating with no strings. Mark’s little sister is about to have a shotgun wedding to Asher’s super rich best friend. Mark is not thrill with his sister relationship moving at lightning speed. Mark got a little tipsy one night and accidentally sent a drunken group text to his sister, her new fiancé, and Asher telling them how he really feels about each of them YIKES 🙂 If that is not embarrassing enough Mark was assigned to go to Miami with Asher to plan the wedding since they are both best men. Well … let just say what happens in Miami stays in Miami 🙂
Mark and Asher’s relationship started out super fun and flirty then turned explosive hot in a hurry. WHEW! This one seriously loads with lust, chemistry, steam and a very long filthy “spreadsheet” of what they like to do to each other :0 HOT HOT HOT! There are a lot of sweet moments too especially with Asher being around Mark’s daughter. The love confession they had for each other at the end just melted my heart. If you are looking for a heartwarming, fun, flirty, friend-to-lover M/M romance this is for you! To the authors, I say “I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

 

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Blurb:

In my defense, I was left alone with a bottle of single-malt and a life-long penchant for protecting my baby sister. Still, that’s no excuse to send ten drunk-texts on why her hasty marriage would be a mistake.

 

If only I had just texted my sister. But nope. I accidentally sent the message to her, her groom, and his super hot wingman.

 

I also used the phrase “super hot wingman,” so I’d like to die now.

 

Instead, I have to plan a wedding with the aforementioned hottie and share a too-small guesthouse in steamy Miami.

 

Three days in the sun with the cocky, charming former athlete who likes to push my buttons? Fine, two can play at that let’s-infuriate-each-other game.

 

Until Asher ups the stakes with one wildly sexy suggestion. A no-strings fling, then I go back to my single dad life in New York, and he returns to his star-studded one.

 

Sign me up.

 

But the more nights I spend with the other best man, the more I want days too, and that just can’t happen. Especially when I find out the real reason why…

 

Contents Include: First times, a secret to-do list, champion-level flirting, fast cars, #eggplants, and two men who look good in formal wear.

 

 

 

 

About Lauren Blakely:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible

Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s

sexy, sweet, and witty. She also writes USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance.

 

With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York

Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, with

more than 55 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4.5 million books. A Brown University graduate, Lauren likes dogs, cake and show tunes and is the vegetarian at your dinner party.

 

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About Sarina Bowen:

Sarina Bowen is the award-winning author of more than thirty contemporary novels. She has hit the USA Today bestseller’s list nineteen times and counting. Formerly a derivatives trader on Wall Street, Sarina holds a BA in economics from Yale University.

 

Sarina is a New Englander whose Vermont ancestors cut timber and farmed the north country since the 1760s. Sarina is grateful for the invention of indoor plumbing and wi-fi during the intervening 250 years. She lives with her family on a few wooded acres in New Hampshire.

 

Sarina’s books are published in over a dozen languages on five continents.

 

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REVIEW TOUR PACKET – The Summer Proposal by Vi Keeland (1/14/2022)

 

Title: The Summer Proposal
Author: Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 10, 2022

 

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The first time I met Max Yearwood was on a blind date.

 

Max was insanely gorgeous, funny, and our chemistry was off the charts. He also had the biggest dimples I’d ever laid eyes on.
Exactly what I needed after my breakup.

 

Or so I thought…

 

Until my real date arrived.
Turned out, Max wasn’t who I was there to meet. He only pretended to be until my real date showed up.
To say I was disappointed would be an understatement.
Before he left, he slipped me a ticket to a hockey game a few blocks away, in case things didn’t work out on my actual date.
I tossed the ticket into my purse and went about trying to enjoy the man I was supposed to meet.
But my real blind date and I had no connection.
So on my way home, I decided to take a chance and stop by the game.
When I arrived, the seat next to me was empty.
Disappointed again, I decided to leave at the end of the period.
Just before the buzzer, one of the teams scored, and the entire arena went crazy.
A player’s face flashed up on the Jumbotron. He was wearing a helmet, but I froze when he smiled.
You guessed it: Dimples.
Apparently, my fake blind date hadn’t invited me to watch hockey with him, he’d invited me to watch him play.
And so began my adventure with Max Yearwood.
He was everything I needed at the time—fun, sexy, up for anything, and only around for a few months since he’d signed with a new team three-thousand miles away.
Max proposed we spend the summer helping me forget my ex. It sounded like a good plan. Things couldn’t get too serious when we had an expiration date. Right?
Though, you know what they say about the best-laid plans.

 

 

 

OMG finished this in one sitting … holy angst, hot af hero, smart and fun heroine, awesome banters, Um … the sex? Yikes! Explosive chemistry 🥵 One part I almost pass out thinking the worst – the author almost gave me a heart attack there. Unique plot – third party involved but no cheating. Summer fun with no strings. LOVE this one so much ♥️
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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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RELEASE BLITZ: Juniper Hill by Devney Perry (1/11/2022)

Juniper Hill by Devney Perry is now live!

Memphis Ward arrives in Quincy, Montana, on the fifth worst day of her life. She needs a shower. She needs a snack. She needs some sanity. Because moving across the country with her newborn baby is by far the craziest thing she’s ever done. But maybe it takes a little crazy to build a good life. If putting the past behind her requires a thousand miles and a new town, she’ll do it if it means a better future for her son. Even if it requires setting aside the glamour of her former life. Even if it requires working as a housekeeper at The Eloise Inn and living in an apartment above a garage. It’s there, on the fifth worst day of her life, that she meets the handsomest man she’s ever laid eyes on. Knox Eden is a beautiful, sinful dream, a chef and her temporary landlord. With his sharp, stubbled jaw and tattooed arms, he’s raw and rugged and everything she’s never had–and never will. Because after the first worst day of her life, Memphis learned a good life requires giving up on her dreams too. And a man like Knox Eden will only ever be a dream.

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Wow! I have been waiting patiently for Juniper Hill and DP doesn’t disappoint!  This one is about city girl meets small town hero.  Memphis came from a luxury life.  She took a big risk, left everything behind and moved to Quincy hoping for a simpler life for her son.  Memphis got a job working as a housekeeper at a local resort where she met Knox.  He is a bloody cranky chef whose family owns the hotel.  Knox is private and kept to himself – the last thing he needs a beautiful young mom and her crying baby living under his roof 😊 Yikes! Talk about complicated right?  I really love Knox.  He is all rugged and intimidating but he is just a big teddy bear inside.  He is protective and loves fiercely.  Memphis is a bit timid, frazzle new mom (I think she cries a little too much for me LOL 😊)  She is hardworking, trying to be independent and make a better life for herself.  Memphis and Knox is total opposite but I think they complement each other well.  I like how their relationship grow over time.  The attraction is always there but it would not make sense for them to jump in the sack right away J Their romance is sweet, slow-burn, heartwarming with a high dose of steam.  I really enjoy the small-town cozy feels where everyone knows everyone and everything 😊 I also love Knox close knit family and they really embraced Memphis as one of their own.  If you enjoy small town, single mom, second chance romance this one is for you.  Juniper Hill is a nice addition to the Edens series.  Can’t wait for Talia’s story in Garnet Flats coming this July.

Meet Devney

Devney is a USA Today bestselling author who lives in Washington with her husband and two sons. Born and raised in Montana, she loves writing books set in her treasured home state. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her family. Writing one book, let alone many, was not something she ever expected to do. But now that she’s discovered her true passion for writing romance, she has no plans to ever stop.

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Blog Tour: Bad Cruz by LJ Shen is LIVE (11/13/2021)

Bad Cruz, an all-new romantic comedy with off the charts chemistry and sure to make you fall in love and LOL from Wall Street Journal bestselling author L.J. Shen is available now!

I would say Dr. Cruz Costello is my archenemy.
But that would require acknowledging one another, which we haven’t done in over a decade.

He’s the town’s golden child. The beloved quarterback-turned-physician.
I’m the girl who got knocked up at sixteen and now works at a diner.

He is Fairhope royalty.
I get my monarch dose from tabloid gossip.

He’s well-off.
I’m…well, off.

When our siblings get engaged, Cruz’s parents invite both families to a pre-wedding cruise.
Except Cruz and I find ourselves stuck on a different ship from everyone else.
Cue ten horrible, insufferable days at sea with a man I cannot stand.
(My fault, of course.)
But when the alcohol pours in, the secrets spill out, and I’m left with one question:
Can I take another chance on love?

Bad Cruz is a pretty hilarious enemy-to-lover romance.  Cruz was secretly in love with Tennessee since they were in high school but his best bud beat him to asking Tennessee out.  Unfortunately the friend turned out to be a douche bag and left Tennessee high and dry and with a baby.  Cruz moved on with his life and they never expected to spend much time with each other again.  That is until they got stuck on a cruise ship together alone for several days.  Cramped in a small place with unlimited alcohol … what can go wrong, right? J

Cruz is the town’s golden boy and Tennessee is an outcast / gossip of the town.  Cruz at the beginning was a bit mean to Tennessee but he was hiding his true feelings.  Tennessee dresses and acts like a ditzy as the result people treat her badly.  Tennessee is hiding and building a high wall that no one can get through.  Cruz knows better though and he is determined to bring out the real Tennessee if it means a little tough love.  I really like Cruz as the story unfolds.  He obviously gorgeous and successful.  I totally swooned hard when he became protective of Tennessee and even more adorable the way he treats her young son.  Cruz is definitely a keeper.  I did not understand Tennessee as much with the way she self-destructed.  I guess when you get burned the way she did, it is hard to come back from the fall.  She has such a tough façade but deep down she is fun and carefree.  She redeemed herself with the wedding speech though – she laid her heart on the line and there was not a single thing left unsaid.  MELTED my heart!!!  I enjoyed the plot.  The banters were hilarious with so many laugh out loud moments.  The chemistry is awesome between Cruz and Tennessee.  Even with all the hates there is always an undercurrent attraction ready to explode.  Boy! It did explode!  Overall, entertaining read – slow-burn, romcom, enemy-to-lover, HEA.

 

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Excerpt

This whole day made me feel super prickly, but I still went with it. Unfortunately, I had no say in this, since I had lost a bet.

Then there was Trinity and my parents’ wrath to think about. And the fact Bear deserved a mother who didn’t look like she practiced the most ancient profession in the world.

Also, privately, I could admit I really, really liked the Anthropologie dresses.

“I think I’m starting to get a feel of what you’re into,” Cruz said when we got out of the store, which by the way, smelled like a new car and someone’s upscale bathroom.

I ignored his observation. I already felt like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman without being told I was on the cusp of self-discovery and inner transformation.

Next, we went to Free People, where I grabbed a few pairs of pants and some casual shirts and jackets. Then we went to a bohemian boutique, something small and not too pricey, and Cruz splurged on two pairs of sandals for me—both orthopedic but surprisingly not hideous—and a little purse that didn’t look like a tie-dyed squirrel.

I didn’t thank him one time during the entire shopping trip, careful to remind him that it was his idea, not mine.

Finally, around two in the afternoon, when I was ready for my lunch (more like in danger of eating my own arm), he stopped in front of Prada.

He jerked his chin inside. “Ladies first.”

“Are you crazy?” I glared at him. “I’m not really going to let you buy me anything from there.”

I knew I’d joked about it the other day, but I also joked about having Benicio del Toro’s babies, and I sure as heck was closed for business.

“It’s an outlet.”

“It’s outrageous,” I countered. “I don’t care how much money someone has, a five hundred dollar scarf is excessive.”

“Quality costs.”

“Say that to my Kmart shoes. They’ve been servin’ me well for three years and counting. Even when I work double shifts.” I was surprised my feet didn’t slap my face for lying.

“I try not to converse with inanimate objects as a general rule. Why do you even care? It’s my money. I get to decide what I want to spend it on.”

“Why would you want to spend it on a semi-stranger you don’t even like?”

“This semi-stranger I don’t even like is about to become my family. Besides, I’m a shitty tipper.”

We were blocking the entrance to Prada, but that was all right, because no one but us seemed irrational enough to wander in.

There was also a guard at the entrance. A flipping guard. It made me want to throw up. I would never, ever walk into a store where some people might not feel welcome.

People like my mom.

Or like me, for that matter.

“Ugh, don’t remind me.” I thumbed my nose at him, adamant to put up a fight. “I’d hate to be associated with you. You may ruin my reputation.”

“Your reputation’s in the shitter,” he reminded me kindly.

“Yeah, well, maybe it’ll find your kissing technique there, since it seems to be in the same destination. What the hell was that about yesterday?”

Classic aversion.

I was a master of misdirection.

“You enjoyed it,” he said calmly.

“Did not.”

“Did, too.”

Lord, I had.

And not only had I enjoyed it, but the fact that it had been sweet and intimate and not filthy and carnal had completely disarmed me. I still felt my pulse against my lips. Both pairs.

Mental note number one hundred and sixty: Charge. That. Vibrator.

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 nineteen 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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Release Blitz: Bad Cruz by LJ Shen is LIVE (11/10/2021)

Bad Cruz, an all-new swoony, laugh out loud rom com from Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author L.J. Shen is available now!

I would say Dr. Cruz Costello is my archenemy.
But that would require acknowledging one another, which we haven’t done in over a decade.

He’s the town’s golden child. The beloved quarterback-turned-physician.
I’m the girl who got knocked up at sixteen and now works at a diner.

He is Fairhope royalty.
I get my monarch dose from tabloid gossip.

He’s well-off.
I’m…well, off.

When our siblings get engaged, Cruz’s parents invite both families to a pre-wedding cruise.
Except Cruz and I find ourselves stuck on a different ship from everyone else.
Cue ten horrible, insufferable days at sea with a man I cannot stand.
(My fault, of course.)
But when the alcohol pours in, the secrets spill out, and I’m left with one question:
Can I take another chance on love?

 

Bad Cruz is a pretty hilarious enemy-to-lover romance.  Cruz was secretly in love with Tennessee since they were in high school but his best bud beat him to asking Tennessee out.  Unfortunately the friend turned out to be a douche bag and left Tennessee high and dry and with a baby.  Cruz moved on with his life and they never expected to spend much time with each other again.  That is until they got stuck on a cruise ship together alone for several days.  Cramped in a small place with unlimited alcohol … what can go wrong, right? J

Cruz is the town’s golden boy and Tennessee is an outcast / gossip of the town.  Cruz at the beginning was a bit mean to Tennessee but he was hiding his true feelings.  Tennessee dresses and acts like a ditzy as the result people treat her badly.  Tennessee is hiding and building a high wall that no one can get through.  Cruz knows better though and he is determined to bring out the real Tennessee if it means a little tough love.  I really like Cruz as the story unfolds.  He obviously gorgeous and successful.  I totally swooned hard when he became protective of Tennessee and even more adorable the way he treats her young son.  Cruz is definitely a keeper.  I did not understand Tennessee as much with the way she self-destructed.  I guess when you get burned the way she did, it is hard to come back from the fall.  She has such a tough façade but deep down she is fun and carefree.  She redeemed herself with the wedding speech though – she laid her heart on the line and there was not a single thing left unsaid.  MELTED my heart!!!  I enjoyed the plot.  The banters were hilarious with so many laugh out loud moments.  The chemistry is awesome between Cruz and Tennessee.  Even with all the hates there is always an undercurrent attraction ready to explode.  Boy! It did explode!  Overall, entertaining read – slow-burn, romcom, enemy-to-lover, HEA.

 

Fall in love today for ZERO PENNIES with Kindle Unlimited!
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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 nineteen 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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Review Tour: Well Played by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward (10/27/2021)
Title: Well Played
Authors: Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 25, 2021

 

BLURB

 

It all started with a bet.

 

When my young son inherited half of his great grandfather’s historic inn, I decided to move us both to the place where I grew up.
Notice I said half of the Inn. The other half now belonged to Levi Miller, the famous quarterback who had other ideas about what we should do with the property.
We won’t mention that I accidentally injured him during our first meeting, causing him to get eight stitches.
You could say we got off on the wrong foot.
We bickered a lot as we both moved into the property while we figured things out.
He wanted to unload the rundown place which, admittedly, needed a lot of work.
I wanted to restore The Palm Inn to its original beauty and re-open it as a bed and breakfast.
We couldn’t agree on anything. So Levi made me a proposal. One he thought I would surely lose. If I could sell out the place by the time he had to leave for training at the end of summer, he would back off and let me run it.
But in the weeks that followed, we got more than we bargained for while we were living under the same roof.
Levi and I got closer, and before I knew it, my nightly fantasies about the brawny Adonis became a reality. Not to mention, he was so great with my son.
We were in over our heads in more ways than one.
Because not only was he the last man on Earth I should be falling for because of our deal, but Levi was also my ex’s older brother.
And now the inn was the least of my problems.

 

 

 

Well the dynamic duo did it again! What an amazing, emotional, heartfelt love story.  I completely devoured this in one sitting and this story is not exactly short J

This one has a little bit of everything divorced heroine with a son, sport hero, forbidden romance (ex-brother in law).

Presley was married to her high school sweetheart Tanner and they had a son but her husband turned out to be a cheater and sort of a deadbeat dad (he has some demons that wasn’t dealt with properly).  When Presley’s grandfather-in-law passed away he left the family inn to Presley’s son with the other half belonged to her ex-brother-in-law Alex.  Presley decided to move back to start fresh in Beaufort, South Carolina.  Presley wanted to repair the old inn and turn it into Bed and Breakfast but Alex has other ideas.  He wants to sell the old place and skip town as quick as possible.  Presley and Alex could not agree on anything not to mention Alex has some resentment toward Presley for leaving her brother when he was down.  As you can see the tension is high … it’s not all business though … the sexual tension is off the chart high as well J  The minute they laid eyes on each other the attraction is undeniable and they both knew they are in trouble.  Presley has no plan of leaving and Levi refused to back down.  What happen when they have to live under one roof at the same time trying to work out their differences?  Sparks fly, explosive chemistry, and lots of sexual tension.  Hate turns to friendship turns to love … it’s messy and complicated.

I actually really like the relationship development of these two characters.  There are many reasons Alex and Presley took their time and not jump into bed right away.  Presley has a son and she was married to Levi’s brother (who already has a complex that Levi has everything).  Also Levi is only staying for the summer then he has to back to play professional ball.  They tried to fight the attraction but eventually gave in … what they did not expect was to fall in love.  I adore Levi – he is such a good guy at heart.  He is generous, kind and a gentle to his nephew.  Presley went through a lot but she is strong and a great mom.  I also adore the kid Alex.  The neighbor Fern is a hoot J Presley’s friend is hilarious too. What a great cast of secondary characters.  They added so much joy to the story.

This book got everything – angsts, emotional, steamy, sweet, awesome banters and a lot of laughter as well.  All the feels and a HEA! Beautifully written.  MUST READ!

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VI KEELAND

 

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.
PENELOPE WARD

 

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance. 

 

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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RELEASE DAY: Indigo Ridge by Devney Perry (10/26/2021)

Indigo Ridge by Devney Perry is now live!

Winslow Covington believes in life, liberty and the letter of the law. As Quincy, Montana’s new chief of police, she’s determined to prove herself to the community and show them she didn’t earn her position because her grandfather is the mayor.

According to her pops, all she has to do is earn favor with the Edens. But winning over the town’s founding family might have been easier if not for her one-night stand with their oldest son. In her defense, it was her first night in town and she didn’t realize that the rugged and charming man who wooed her into bed was Quincy royalty. Sleeping with Griffin Eden was a huge mistake, one she’s trying to forget. He’s insufferable, arrogant and keeps reminding everyone that she’s an outsider. Winslow does her best to avoid Griffin, but when a woman is found dead on Eden property, the two of them have no choice but to cross paths. As clues to the murderer lead to one of Quincy’s own, Griffin realizes Winslow is more than he gave her credit for. Beautiful and intelligent, she proves hard to resist. For him. And the killer.

 

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Narrated by: Vanessa Edwin & Jason Clarke

 

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  HOLY MOLLY! Another winner, winner, chicken dinner for this author! Indigo Ridge is book 1 of the new Edens series and WHOA what a great start!  The title of the book threw me off a little bit but this is a classic small town, enemies-to-lovers, contemporary romance with mystery, suspense and one heck of a twist. Quincy is a small town where everyone knows everyone’s business.  Lots of history, tradition, and the true natives rule.  Winslow scored a job as a police chief but she has a lot to prove.  Winslow is in field of mainly men and she is also young.  Her grandfather is Quincy’s mayor so the gossip is that she did not get the job fair and square.  Winslow has quite a hill to climb to prove that she is capable and deserves to be chief.  First night in town, Winslow met Griffin at a bar and they had one unforgettable night.  No strings attached, what’s the harm right?  Turns out the rugged and gorgeous man is a rancher and one of Quincy’s royalty.  Griffin also thought he was just having a night of fun with another tourist – he did not expect the sexy as sin woman is the town’s newest chief of police.  Winslow and Griffin tried to ignore each other but their plan was halted when a young woman was found dead on Griffin’s property.  They had no choice but face each other as Winslow investigates what happened to the young woman.  Everyone in town claimed it was suicide but Winslow’s gut is saying otherwise.  Winslow is definitely not scoring any points when she started digging into the past and stirring up a few cold cases. I have to say I admire Winslow’s character.  She is beautiful, smart, feisty and a strong woman.  It was nice to watch her grow and win over the hearts of people in this small town.  Griffin is gorgeous, hard-working, strong, super protective, and a family guy.  I love that he is caring and protective of Winslow as his girlfriend and at the same time respecting and allowing her to do her job.  Love the chemistry between these two, slow-burning and off the chart sexy.  What starts out as a little fling turns into such a heartwarming beautiful romance.  I adore this book – unique plot, charming characters.  Pretty swoony and romantic but with all the mystery and suspense captivated me until the end.  This one is a page turner – I cannot wait for the rest of the Eden boys 🙂  

Meet Devney

Devney is a USA Today bestselling author who lives in Washington with her husband and two sons. Born and raised in Montana, she loves writing books set in her treasured home state. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her family. Writing one book, let alone many, was not something she ever expected to do. But now that she’s discovered her true passion for writing romance, she has no plans to ever stop.

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RELEASE BLITZ PACKET – Well Played by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward (10/25/2021)
Title: Well Played
Authors: Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 25, 2021

 

BLURB

 

It all started with a bet.

 

When my young son inherited half of his great grandfather’s historic inn, I decided to move us both to the place where I grew up.
Notice I said half of the Inn. The other half now belonged to Levi Miller, the famous quarterback who had other ideas about what we should do with the property.
We won’t mention that I accidentally injured him during our first meeting, causing him to get eight stitches.
You could say we got off on the wrong foot.
We bickered a lot as we both moved into the property while we figured things out.
He wanted to unload the rundown place which, admittedly, needed a lot of work.
I wanted to restore The Palm Inn to its original beauty and re-open it as a bed and breakfast.
We couldn’t agree on anything. So Levi made me a proposal. One he thought I would surely lose. If I could sell out the place by the time he had to leave for training at the end of summer, he would back off and let me run it.
But in the weeks that followed, we got more than we bargained for while we were living under the same roof.
Levi and I got closer, and before I knew it, my nightly fantasies about the brawny Adonis became a reality. Not to mention, he was so great with my son.
We were in over our heads in more ways than one.
Because not only was he the last man on Earth I should be falling for because of our deal, but Levi was also my ex’s older brother.
And now the inn was the least of my problems.

 

Well the dynamic duo did it again! What an amazing, emotional, heartfelt love story.  I completely devoured this in one sitting and this story is not exactly short J

This one has a little bit of everything divorced heroine with a son, sport hero, forbidden romance (ex-brother in law).

Presley was married to her high school sweetheart Tanner and they had a son but her husband turned out to be a cheater and sort of a deadbeat dad (he has some demons that wasn’t dealt with properly).  When Presley’s grandfather-in-law passed away he left the family inn to Presley’s son with the other half belonged to her ex-brother-in-law Alex.  Presley decided to move back to start fresh in Beaufort, South Carolina.  Presley wanted to repair the old inn and turn it into Bed and Breakfast but Alex has other ideas.  He wants to sell the old place and skip town as quick as possible.  Presley and Alex could not agree on anything not to mention Alex has some resentment toward Presley for leaving her brother when he was down.  As you can see the tension is high … it’s not all business though … the sexual tension is off the chart high as well J  The minute they laid eyes on each other the attraction is undeniable and they both knew they are in trouble.  Presley has no plan of leaving and Levi refused to back down.  What happen when they have to live under one roof at the same time trying to work out their differences?  Sparks fly, explosive chemistry, and lots of sexual tension.  Hate turns to friendship turns to love … it’s messy and complicated.

I actually really like the relationship development of these two characters.  There are many reasons Alex and Presley took their time and not jump into bed right away.  Presley has a son and she was married to Levi’s brother (who already has a complex that Levi has everything).  Also Levi is only staying for the summer then he has to back to play professional ball.  They tried to fight the attraction but eventually gave in … what they did not expect was to fall in love.  I adore Levi – he is such a good guy at heart.  He is generous, kind and a gentle to his nephew.  Presley went through a lot but she is strong and a great mom.  I also adore the kid Alex.  The neighbor Fern is a hoot J Presley’s friend is hilarious too. What a great cast of secondary characters.  They added so much joy to the story.

This book got everything – angsts, emotional, steamy, sweet, awesome banters and a lot of laughter as well.  All the feels and a HEA! Beautifully written.  MUST READ!

 

 

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VI KEELAND

 

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.
PENELOPE WARD

 

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance. 

 

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.

 

 

Boyfriend by Sarina Bowen is available now! (10/12/2021)

RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 12, 2021

 

The hottest player on the Moo U hockey team hangs a flyer on the bulletin board, and I am spellbound:

Rent a boyfriend for the holiday. For $25, I will be your Thanksgiving date. I will talk hockey with your dad. I will bring your mother flowers. I will be polite, and wear a nicely ironed shirt…

Now everyone knows it’s a bad idea to introduce your long-time crush to your messed-up family. But I really do need a date for Thanksgiving, even if I’m not willing to say why. So I tear his phone number off of that flyer… and accidentally entangle our star defenseman in a ruse that neither of us can easily unwind.

Because Weston’s family is even nuttier than mine. He needs a date, too, for the most uncomfortable holiday engagement party ever thrown.

There will be hors d’oeuvre. There will be faked PDA. And there will be pro-level awkwardness…

Boyfriend is a full-length stand-alone romance for Weston and Abbi!

 

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I wonder what Abbi is like. It doesn’t matter very much, of course. I haven’t agreed to marry her. It’s just one day of my life. And people fascinate me, so even if Abbi’s family is irritating as fuck, I probably won’t take it personally.

But I have a good feeling about Abbi herself. She’s local, which is interesting. Vermonters are pretty cool. They have a rugged mentality, and they rarely complain. And they’re usually hockey fans. What’s not to like about that?

The door opens, and I immediately lose my train of thought. I’m blinking at a pretty blond woman with shoulder-length hair. My first reaction is all hell yes and thank you, Jesus.

Then I realize this is not just any woman. It’s the hot waitress from The Biscuit in the Basket. The one who remembers every order without writing it down. The one who always seems to know when we need something more, or when it’s time to drop the check.

The one with the kissable ivory neck and gray eyes that always make me a little stupid. I’ve never asked her out, because it’s rude to hit on a girl who’s just trying to get through her shift at work. But man, I’d like to.

“Hi,” she says, frowning at me. “Wow. You’re wearing a tie.”

“Too much?” I ask, my hand flying to the knot of silk at my throat. “I could lose the tie.” And, heck, why stop there? If she asked me to lose my trousers, I’d do it. Anything for you, honey.

“No, you look very respectful. Thank you for doing this.”

I blink slowly. I can’t believe my luck. She’s my date? “You work at The Biscuit in the Basket,” I say stupidly. “But your name tag says Gail.”

She smiles. “That’s right. The lazy manager put the wrong name on it, and then wouldn’t redo it for me. But I’m glad you can recognize me without the uniform.”

“Well, sure. You look nice. Your hair is different. Fluffier. Wait. Is fluffy a good thing?” I babble.

She laughs suddenly. “Fluffy is fine. At work they make us wear those visor caps. Like we’re all golf caddies.”

I smile back at her and get a little lost for another moment. And her laugh is terrific. A little husky. I dig it.

“So, uh, are you ready to go?”

That’s when I realize I’m blocking her way out of her own door. “Yup, sorry,” I stammer, leaping to the side like a frisky goat.

Oh, man. Nobody would call me Mr. Smooth right now, that’s for damn sure. I’m glad my teammates aren’t here to witness this. I’d never live it down.

Abbi locks her door. “Where are you from, Weston? Is it too far to go home for Thanksgiving?”

“I’m from the eastern edge of Vermont. But I don’t have a car, and we have practice tomorrow anyway. Hey—does your family drink? I brought a bottle of wine.” I hold it up, along with a bouquet of flowers, too.

“That’s lovely of you,” she says. “I have a bottle in my car too. I find that where alcohol and my so-called family are concerned, more is more. Although I’m driving tonight, so I can’t drink.”

“Your so-called family?”

“Well, it’s complicated without being terribly interesting. But we’re going to my stepfather’s house. I mean, he used to be my stepfather and now he’s married to someone else.”

“Your step-stepmother,” I say, recalling her text message.

“Right.” She leads me off the porch and down the walkway. “My car is just around the back. It won’t take us long to get there. You’ll be eating turkey dumplings in no time.”

“Sounds good. My body is, like, fifty percent wings and fries at this point. I’m sure you know that. I’m at your restaurant all the time.”

“Table number seventeen,” she says cheerfully. “The hockey table. Do you know that we prep a different portion of wings depending on whether you guys win or lose?”

“No, really? Why?”

“Because you eat more and get drunker on the nights you lose than on the nights you win.”

“Huh. That’s very scientific of you.”

She unlocks an elderly Honda Civic and opens the driver’s side door. “Last chance to back out.”

I wouldn’t dream of it. I have to remember how to be Mr. Smooth, though, and flirt properly with Abbi. Who knows? After a great meal, we could make this a night to remember. “I’m at your service,” I say, hoping it sounds a little sexy and not creepy. “Let’s get our turkey on.”

Huh. Mr. Smooth seems to be on vacation today.

I give myself a fifty-fifty shot at success. But I’ve faced worse odds. Game on.

OMG! This book is something cute and fun. Hockey player Weston placed an ad over Thanksgiving offering his fake boyfriend service for 25 bucks. Abbi needs a date for her awkward family dinner, so she took the bait. Turns out Weston needs a date for his nutty family dinner as well so she returned the favor. Let’s the crazy holidays fun begins. Gah! This story really had me smiling the whole way. I enjoy the adorable friendship between these two characters. The attraction is undeniable. Weston’s parents divorced which effects how he looks at commitment and long-term relationship. He is a no strings attached kind of guy that but changes with Abbi. Weston is just a nice guy, honest, fun, endearing. Abbi is focus, hardworking, and a bit sassy LOL 🙂 I think that is why they compliment each other well 😊. I love the funny banters and the chemistry is pretty awesome too.
If you are looking for a lighthearted, sweet, swoony, flirty, fake boyfriend turns friends-with- benefits turns lovers romance – read this one. Adorable read just in time for Thanksgiving 🙂

 

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RELEASE BLITZ: A Moment For Us by Corinne Michaels (10/5/2021)

A Moment For Us by Corinne Michaels is now live!

New York Times Bestselling author Corinne Michaels returns to Willow Creek Valley in this stunning surprise baby/unrequited love romance.

I was totally over Joshua Parkerson. Sure, I had a teenage crush on him way back when–and everyone knew it–but he never saw me as anything but his little brother’s friend, the girl who got tongue-tied any time he walked into a room. I had long ago accepted the fact that his strong arms would never hold me, his lush lips would never claim mine, and his blue eyes would never see me as anything more than who I used to be. But now he’s back in Willow Creek Valley, and there’s a brand-new spark between us–even he can’t fight it. Our chemistry is explosive, and every time we’re together, I swear I can feel the earth shake. It doesn’t mean anything… how could it? I’m over him. Until I see that little pink plus sign, and the earth stops turning completely. Now I want it all again, a life with him. But Joshua built walls around his heart for a reason, and his secrets haunt him. How can I show him that the ghosts of his past don’t have to define our new family’s future?  

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OMG! This one got me out of the book funk! Ms. CM is an expert at making you FEEL. What an emotional roller coaster ride. Delia has a crush on Joshua since she was a teen, but he never paid her any attention. Life went on and Delia thought she was way over him until Joshua came back in town. This time everything is different – they are all grown up and the attraction is undeniable. They spent one incredible night together with no string attached – what is the harm, right? Will it be enough for Delia is get Joshua out of her system once and for all? What happens when one night stand turned complicated in a form of a “pink plus sign”? Joshua’s feeling for Delia is complex and it was not what it seems at all. He is one broken soul, but he must face the past and deal with his demons if he has any hope of a HEA with Delia. I was hurting for what Joshua ☹. The bumpy road and the heartache as they make their way back to each other – it is all worth it in the end. I adore both the Joshua and Delia. Delia is obviously the goddess who deserved the moon. Joshua needs a little help along the way – if I could smash my kindle over his head I would 😊 but truly I love myself a sexy broken hero. If you are looking for a heartfelt, emotionally wrenching, angsty friend-to-lover romance this one is for you! This one is truly an amazing read!

Meet Corinne

Corinne Michaels is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of romance novels. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love, and she enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak before finding a way to heal them through their struggles.

Corinne is a former Navy wife and happily married to the man of her dreams. She began her writing career after spending months away from her husband while he was deployed–reading and writing were her escapes from the loneliness. Corinne now lives in Virginia with her husband and is the emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun-loving mom of two beautiful children.

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