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New Release: Just an Illusion by D. Kelly

Title: Just an Illusion – EP
Series: The Illusion #3
Author: D. Kelly
Genre: Contemporary/New Adult Romance
Release Date: June 21, 2017



Blurb
Lives are
turned upside down …
 
Everything
was perfect before life came to a screeching halt.
 
When
devastating loss flips Amelia’s world on its axis, she loses her spirit. Mel
isn’t the only one hurting, though; the members of BAD are also struggling to
find their way after that tragic night.
 
Life goes
on …
 
Amelia’s
friends move heaven and earth to help ease her sadness. Knowing she’s on a
dangerous precipice, they fight through their own pain to bring her safely to
the other side of her grief.
 
Love can
conquer …
 
Amelia
knows bottling up her feelings isn’t helping anything. With love at her
fingertips, all she has to do is reach for it. Mel’s loved ones desperately
hope she can once again find her way to happiness.
 
Can Amelia
overcome her fears to let love in again, or will she let the weight of that
night continue to drown her in sorrow?
 
Just an Illusion – EP is book three in The Illusion
Series

 

 
 
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Author Bio
D. Kelly, author of The Acceptance Series, The Illusion Series, and standalone companion novels Chasing Cassidy and Sharing Rylee, was born and raised in Southern California. She’s a wife, mom, dog lover, taxi, problem fixer, and extreme multi-tasker. She married her high school sweetheart and is her kids’ biggest fan.Kelly has been writing since she was young and took joy in spinning stories to her childhood friends. Margaritas and sarcasm make her smile, she loves the beach but hates the sand, and she believes Starbucks makes any day better.

A contemporary romance writer, D. Kelly’s stories revolve around friendship and the bond it creates, strengthening the love of the people who share it. For all things D. Kelly, you can visit her website: http://www.dkellyauthor.com

 
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New Release: A Beautiful Danger by Lilliana Anderson

Title: A Beautiful Danger
Series: Beautiful #7
Author: Lilliana Anderson
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: June 21, 2017
Blurb
Bad boys. They’ve been Ruby Garvan’s weakness since she
started dating. But, when one of them took the ‘bad’ in the ‘boy’ too far, her
bones broke… along with her spirit.
She swore she’d never go down that road again. Her next
boyfriend would be a ‘nice guy’—a man with integrity, goals and a heart of
gold.
Armed with a stack of inspirational quotes and a list of
traits her new man must have, Ruby goes in search of her happily ever after.
She’s convinced she’s found it with her self-defence
instructor—a kind hearted man named Joel, who cares for her deeply. But when
Flynn Trotsky literally slams into her life with the force of a steam train, he
quickly derails her plans with his unwavering interest and refusal to take no
for an answer.
After a drunken night of far too much honesty, the two
strike a deal—two weeks for Flynn to show Ruby that he’s not the bad boy she
thinks he is. If he can’t convince her, he’ll go away for good this time.
Ruby doesn’t think he stands a chance against her resolve to
turn her life around, and agrees to get the pesky dare-devil out of her way and
hopefully out of her mind.
But, when your friends are all on his side, the chemistry
just might be too palpable for even the most stubborn red-head to ignore…. 
Standalone New Adult Romance featuring mature scenes.

 

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Bestselling
Author of the Beautiful Series, Drawn, and 47 Things, Lilliana has always loved
to read and write, considering it the best form of escapism that the world has
to offer.
Australian born and bred, she writes New Adult Romance revolving around her
authentically Aussie characters with all the quirks you’d expect from those
born Down Under.

Lilliana believes the world should know Australia for more than just its
beaches and outback. Book after book, she successfully brings to life city and
suburban characters much to her readers’ delight.

When she isn’t writing, she wears the hat of ‘wife and mother’ to her husband
and four children.

Before
Lilliana turned to writing, she worked in a variety of industries and studied
humanities and communications before transferring to commerce/law at
university.
Originally from Sydney’s Western suburbs, she currently lives a fairly quiet
life in suburban Melbourne.

 

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New Release: Wrecked by Jeannine Colette

 

Title: Wrecked
Author: Jeannine Colette
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: June 21, 2017
Blurb
Take one sexy bartender. Add a badass cop. A splash of
sweet, that’s me. One sour, that’s him… and serve over ice.

That’s how you’ll get to my current situation.
You know the girl – the one who commands the scene, bottle of liquor in hand,
pouring liquid fire into the willing throats of patrons as they let loose at
the local bar?

That’s me.

I may be known as the town party girl, but in reality I’m this close to my
dream of opening my own bar – McConaugheys. Yes, it will be named after the
acclaimed actor. What can I say? I’m a sucker for that sexy Texan.

Everything was going as planned until the night I had a few drinks and accepted
a ride home from a friend. A misunderstanding leads to an arrest, and now I’m
at the mercy of the one man I can’t stand, and trust me, the feeling is
definitely mutual.

Adam Reingold is six-feet-tall and built like a stallion — the man is the
epitome of male. He also happens to be the town narc and hates my guts. There’s
a story to our past and it’s not a pretty one.

So, now, here I am, chained to him for the summer like a hardened criminal,
doing whatever he tells me to do. Problem is, I can’t help but look at him when
he’s not watching and wonder what our future could be like if things were
different.

There are so many reasons why he’s all wrong for me. Even more reasons why I
need to stay away from him.

It’s a cocktail of trouble. Best served shaken, not stirred.

 

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Jeannine Colette is a television producer, writer, mother, and philanthropist.
 
A graduate of Wagner College and the New York Film Academy, Jeannine went on to become a Segment Producer for television shows on CBS and NBC. She currently freelances in the television industry while attending to her children and pursuing her writing career. She lives in New York with her husband, the two tiny people she adores more than life itself, and a rescue pup named Wrigley.
 
Jeannine and her family are active supporters of The March of Dimes and the Hearing Health Foundation.
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New Release: Talk British to Me by Robin Bielman

 

Title: Talk British to Me 
Series: Wherever You Go #1
Author: Robin Bielman
Publisher: Entangled: Embrace
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: June 19, 2017

 

Blurb
As the Dating Guy on L.A.’s top morning show, I give the
single guy’s perspective on dating, love, and sex—and I give great advice. Everyone’s
hooking up…well, except for me. Sure, I can get any woman I want, but I’ve got
a “no relationship” clause in my contract and the only woman I want has
“relationship” written all over her. Probably stamped on her ass, too. And
wouldn’t I like to confirm that.
Unfortunately, she wants nothing to do with me. At all.
Something about the next Ice Age might have even come up in her rebuttal.
Adorable. Because she’s determined to ignore what one simple kiss proved: she
wants me as badly as I want her.
Everything in me is screaming to go after her, but I’ve got
a secret that I’m fairly certain will end up with her roasting my nuts over an
open fire. So, job on the line? Check. Nuts on the line? Check. Can’t get her
out of my head? Nail…meet coffin. But what a way to go…

 

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Author Bio
When not attached to her laptop, USA Today Bestselling Author Robin
Bielman can almost always be found with her nose in a book. A California girl,
the beach is her favorite place for fun and inspiration. Her fondness for
swoon-worthy heroes who flirt and stumble upon the girl they can’t live without
jumpstarts most of her story ideas.
She loves to frequent coffee shops, take hikes with her hubby, and play
sock tug of war with her cute, but sometimes naughty, dog Harry. She dreams of
traveling to faraway places and loves to connect with readers. To keep in touch
sign up for her newsletter on her website at http://robinbielman.com




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New Release: 4.5 Stars for Talk British to Me by Robin Bielman

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Talk British to Me, an all-new sexy STANDALONE romance from Robin Bielman is now LIVE!

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Talk British to Me by Robin Bielman

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

As the Dating Guy on L.A.’s top morning show, I give the single guy’s perspective on dating, love, and sex—and I give great advice. Everyone’s hooking up…well, except for me. Sure, I can get any woman I want, but I’ve got a “no relationship” clause in my contract and the only woman I want has “relationship” written all over her. Probably stamped on her ass, too. And wouldn’t I like to confirm that.

Unfortunately, she wants nothing to do with me. At all. Something about the next Ice Age might have even come up in her rebuttal. Adorable. Because she’s determined to ignore what one simple kiss proved: she wants me as badly as I want her.

Everything in me is screaming to go after her, but I’ve got a secret that I’m fairly certain will end up with her roasting my nuts over an open fire. So, job on the line? Check. Nuts on the line? Check. Can’t get her out of my head? Nail…meet coffin. But what a way to go…

Excerpt

 

My cell pings with an incoming text as I approach the garage elevator, so I’m not exactly paying attention when I hear the elevator arrive and sense someone step out. I think I walk around the person, but my shoulder bumps hers.

The delicate feel of her has me jerking my head up.

“Sorry,” we say at the same time.

She’s holding a box piled high with envelopes that partially block her face. I don’t know if it’s from our slight collision or a natural misstep, but the box wobbles in her hands. She sucks in a breath. I slip my arm under the box to help keep it from tipping over, but that seems to make it worse, because the next thing I know, the envelopes are spilling out onto the ground.

“Son of a biscuit!” she says, unable to stop the box from crashing down but keeping herself on both feet.

I burst out laughing.

Hear me out. The “son of a biscuit” is damn adorable. I’ve never heard anyone actually use it before. But better still, the beautiful creature spewing such foul language is none other than the girl who dumped chicken wings on me. Teague.

“I’m glad you find this so—”

She stalls, finally meeting my eyes. Recognition crosses her face as she scrunches up her cute little nose in annoyance.

“Amusing?” I finish for her.

She opens her mouth to speak, but nothing comes out. The two of us running into each other again is pretty unbelievable. She huffs out a breath that’s a mixture of contempt and surprise.

“I’m just as surprised as you, baby.”

This time the sound she makes from the back of her throat is pure disgust. She drops to all fours to gather the envelopes back into the box.

I bend down to help, reaching for envelopes while never taking my eyes off her. She’s pissed about more than the dropped cargo. “Bad day?” I say.

She glares at me.

“I’m sorry about bumping you. I was looking down at my phone and thought I had plenty of room.”

Picture a hot girl with blue eyes so kind she couldn’t look daggers no matter how hard she tried. That’s what I’m privileged enough to be staring at now. The corners of my mouth pull up involuntarily. Her mouth, while set in a tight line, is sexy as fuck, those generous lips of hers distracting. “Seriously, Teague, I’m sorry.”

Her expression goes from hard to soft instantly. She sits back on her haunches, puts her hands on her thighs. “You remember my name?”

My Review:

4.5 Stars!!

A flirty, sexy hero + a heroine with a huge heart = a fun, flirty read with so much heart! Robin Bielman has now been added to my go-to authors list.

Talk British to Me has everything you want in a book–a slow burning romance, conflict, great internal dialogue, secondary characters that add to the story and a hero and heroine who you can’t help but love. Bielman’s writing is fantastic–fun, easy, flirty dialogue without overdoing it. Mateo is sexy and unapologetic, plus he has this sweet, protective side that is evident from his first appearance in the book. Teague is sweet and a bit insecure at first, but she quickly gains confidence.

I liked the plot – he’s “The Dating Guy” with a contract that forbids him to have a relationship and he meets Teauge, a girl who only does relationships. The story flowed well and Mateo’s job caused just the right amount of conflict. I also liked that he was “The Dating Guy” and yet he wasn’t. There were a couple of things that fell short for me. First, Mateo is 23 years old people. I don’t know about you, but most 23 year old guys are not sex experts nor do they care to read a girl’s body language or even care what it means. This probably just means I am old, but hey, what can I say, it’s fiction, right?

I loved this book! Go 1 click it ASAP!!!

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About Robin:

When not attached to her laptop, USA Today Bestselling Author and RITA Finalist, Robin Bielman can almost always be found with her nose in a book. A California girl, the beach is her favorite place for fun and inspiration. Her fondness for swoon-worthy heroes who flirt and stumble upon the girl they can’t live without jumpstarts most of her story ideas.

She loves to go on adventures, and has skydived, scuba dived, parasailed, gotten lost in the wilderness (and only suffered a gazillion bug bites for it) hiked to waterfalls, and swam with dolphins. In her spare time she also likes to put her treadmill to good use while watching her favorite TV shows, take hikes with her hubby, indulge her sweet tooth, and play sock tug of war with her cute, but sometimes naughty dog, Harry.

She dreams of traveling to faraway places and loves to connect with readers. Keep in touch at all of her social media spots!

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RobinBielmanWriter

Twitter: @RobinBielman

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New Release: It Could Happen by Mia Kerick

It Could Happen
Mia Kerick
Published by: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: June 5th 2017
Genres: LGBTQ+, New Adult, Romance

Three misfits, mismatched in every way—Henry Perkins, Brody Decker, and Danny Denisco—have been friends throughout high school. Now in their senior year, the boys realize their relationship is changing, that they’re falling in love. But they face opposition at every turn—from outside and from within themselves. Moving to the next level will take all the courage, understanding, and commitment they can muster. But it could happen.

Henry is a star athlete and the son of religious parents who have little concern for the future he wants. Brody is a quirky dreamer and adrenaline junkie, and Danny is an emo artist and the target of bullies. Despite their differences they’ve always had each other’s backs, and with each of them facing a new and unique set of challenges, that support is more important than ever. Is it worth risking the friendship they all depend on for the physical and romantic relationship they all desire?

In this unconventional new adult romance, three gay teens brave societal backlash—as well as the chance that they might lose their treasured friendship—to embark on a committed polyamorous relationship.

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EXCERPT:

Brody

Lunch block B is symbolic of our ruin:

Henry has joined forces with the jocks. He is a jock, so it makes complete sense. And he seems happy enough, which is good. He hasn’t looked at me once since the last night he slept in my bed— tucked between Danny and me—the day before he refused the offer of my Jeep keys. Henry had no interest in taking the Jeep for a final joyride. I respect him for that.

Danny has taken to eating upstairs with the artsy crowd. For all I know, he has his eye on Mr. Lansing. Mr. Lansing is middle-aged, kind of cute, and likely even gay. He’s nuts about Danny, if not way too old for him, but that’s par for the course in Danny’s life. He’s better than most of Danny’s boyfriends who came before.

As for me, I eat alone. It’s okay. I’m a loner, really. It’s cool. And I write this without any bitterness, which is hard to believe,

but it’s also true. I’m returning to my natural state, after an almost four-year break. High school was a pleasant interlude of connection in a life I’m meant to spend without anyone to answer to.

LOL. “Pleasant interlude” makes pain sound so inviting. But it’s all good. I like being alone. Time to stop being so dramatic. There are so many important things I’ve long neglected to do.

I’m ready to get started.

Author Bio:

Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—all named after saints—and five nonpedigreed cats—all named after the next best thing to saints, Boston Red Sox players. Her husband of twenty years has been told by many that he has the patience of Job, but don’t ask Mia about that, as it is a sensitive subject.

Mia focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled young men and their relationships, and she believes that sex has a place in a love story, but not until it is firmly established as a love story. As a teen, Mia filled spiral-bound notebooks with romantic tales of tortured heroes (most of whom happened to strongly resemble lead vocalists of 1980s big-hair bands) and stuffed them under her mattress for safekeeping. She is thankful to Dreamspinner Press for providing her with an alternate place to stash her stories.

Mia is proud of her involvement with the Human Rights Campaign and cheers for each and every victory made in the name of marital equality. Her only major regret: never having taken typing or computer class in school, destining her to a life consumed with two-fingered pecking and constant prayer to the Gods of Technology.

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New Release: Screw You by Kasey Millstead

 

 

Title: Screw You
Author: Kasey Millstead
Genre: New Adult Romance
 Release Date: May 20, 2017

 

Blurb
I, Emma Black, am a nerd.  A social outcast.  The
senior who has avoided the cafeteria for the past two years, ever since I got
yogurt dumped on my head.
 
When the popular girls initiate a plan to humiliate me, I
find I’m also naïve. Gullible.
 
But, I’m also smart in ways they can’t imagine.
 
It doesn’t take me long to discover that revenge is a dish
best served with a smoking hot guy and pretty little crown.
 
One finger. Two words.
Screw you.
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Excerpt
“How many drinks have you had?” Dane asks, grinning.
“Umm…”  I count on my fingers, trying to recall.
“Maybe four?  Or, like, five?”  I shrug.
He takes a sip of the rum and Coke I made him, before
bringing his eyes to mine.  “I really a sorry, Emma.  I feel like
shit about the whole thing.”
“Shit happens,” I say nonchalantly, not letting on how much
the whole scenario humiliated me.
“Assholes cause it,” he agrees.
I giggle.  “You’re funny!  How is it you can be
funny and hot?  You can’t be both.  You have to
choose one or the other,” I announce bossily, but jokingly.  Kinda. 
“I guess I’ll choose funny then.  Looks fade, after
all.”
Gah!  You’re smart, too?  This is so
unfair!”
He leans toward me, his soft puffs of breath skating over my
face.  “You know, you’re funny and smart and so fucking beautiful,
Emma.  But you’re also humble and kind, and sweet enough to give a guy
like me a toothache.”
“Oh, my god,” I whisper. 
He leans in further and then his fingers hold my chin,
keeping me in place, as his lips sweep across mine.  I open up for him and
his tongue invades my mouth.  Soft, sweet, slow.  He tastes like
peppermint breath mints with a hint of spicy rum.  I kiss him back with an
intensity I didn’t know I possessed.
Author Bio

 

 

Kasey Millstead is a wife and mother of four children. She
lives in a picturesque location in country New South Wales, Australia.
Kasey is the author of the #1 bestselling Down Under Cowboy series. She is also
the author of The Steele Investigations series, Fighting to Stay and Illicit
Desire.

When she is not busy writing, racing around after her children and husband or
trying to avoid doing housework, she enjoys nothing more than curling up with a
good book and getting lost in the world of Happy Ever After.

 

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Blog Tour: 4 Stars for Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny by Cindi Madsen

Today we have the stop for Cindi Madsen’s Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny. Check out this fantastic new romance and grab your copy today!

About Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny:

Confession #1: I used to be a puck bunny, but after a hockey player broke my heart, I gave up all things hockey. Now I’m just focused on finding a way to pass my math class so I can graduate college.

Confession #2: Ryder “Ox” Maddox’s deep, sexy voice sends fuzzy tingles through my entire body, and I’m powerless to stop it. Which is a big problem since the hot, surprisingly funny hockey player is my new math tutor.

Confession #3: I can’t stop thinking about how ripped Ryder is from all his hockey training, and how fun it’d be to cross lines with him.

Confession #4: I kissed a hockey player and I liked it.

Confession #5: If I’m not careful, I might relapse and fall for Ryder, and then I’ll be totally pucked.

 

My Review:

4 Stars!!

One of my favorite NA sports romance series comes to an end with Lindsey and Ryder’s story.

Lindsey is a former puck bunny who has changed her ways.  Now, she hates hockey players after one of them broke her heart.  Ryder, the son of a former NHL player, eats, sleeps and breathes hockey.  He also happens to be a math whiz and Lindsey needs a math tutor.  Ryder, who has been enamored with Lindsey since that time he helped Hudson kidnap Whitney from the Heights offices (it was all in the name of romance).  Now, he sees the opportunity to help her and show her he’s more than just a hockey player.

Madsen gives us all the feels with this one.  Lindsey and Ryder both come from complicated lives and tend to live in their own heads.  There is a lot of inner monologuing, which I personally like, allowing us to really get to know Lindsey and Ryder.  Lots of ups and downs in this one.  Lindsey is her own worst enemy at times and when it counts, Ryder lets outside forces control him instead of listening to himself.  It is a great story and I loved the HEA.

Also, there is a great wrap up of the series in the prologue!

A sweet, sexy NA sports romance that you’re sure to enjoy!

 

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Catch Up On the Series!

Getting Lucky Number Seven

Anatomy of a Player

Crazy Pucking Love

About Cindi Madsen:

Cindi Madsen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting, revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a pretty new pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music and dancing and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

You can visit Cindi at: www.cindimadsen.com, where you can sign up for her newsletter to get all the up-to-date information on her books.

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New Release: The Together Series by Alla Kar

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Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: March 7th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Book 1 – WHERE YOU ARE by Alla Kar
Got boy problems? Call Laney Scott. She’s good for advice, a shoulder, or a swift kick where you need it. When her roommate Bethany gets her heart broken by Aiden, yet again, it’s Laney to the rescue. But Laney’s harboring a secret. She’s nursing her own broken heart. But, she and her friends come up with a plan to break Aiden, and set it into play. Laney wants Aiden to pay for what he’s done to Bethany. She will make him fall in love with her, so she can break his heart.

Laney’s ex-boyfriend Lachlan Hems is back in Florida, still Australian and sexy as hell. His best mate Lucas is getting married, and he is in town for the show. He just didn’t realize Laney would be there … in another guy’s arms, or that seeing her again would have such an effect on him. After the incident in high school, he vowed to never care for her again. But sometimes, fate has different plans.

When Laney’s resolve crumbles, Lachlan is the only one who can put her back together again.

Book 2 – HERE WITH ME by Alla Kar
Jaden Baker is stoked about college, making new friends, and erasing the memory of being bullied in high school. But moving on comes with a price. Her dad has made arrangements for her to move into her brother’s apartment so he can keep an eye on her. But there’s a glitch in her dad’s plans. There are also two other college boys living in the apartment too. Suddenly, living in an off-campus apartment with three college-aged boys seems like a bad idea — but not to Jaden. After all, Cade is pretty damn hot, making the whole forced living arrangement and brother-as-a-baby-sitter a little more tolerable.

Cade Jenkins grew up on the opposite side of the tracks from his best-friend and his privileged little sister. His dad bailed when he was a kid, and he can’t help but still care for his drug-addicted mother. This semester, things are looking up. He’s met someone. Too bad she’s his best-friend’s fresh out of high-school, inexperienced little sister. Awkward!

Just when it looks like things might be changing for the better, Jaden finds herself battling severe depression and a broken heart as old feelings re-emergence after that high school bully targets her again. Cade, who’d love to pick up the pieces and make her whole, must fight his own demons and brewing family trouble just to hold on.

If only they didn’t find themselves falling irrevocably in love.

Book 3 – THERE WE’LL BE by Alla Kar
Respect your elders. Stay off Sawyer property. And don’t even think about that Sawyer girl…

Boone Cross was raised with three simple rules, and falling for Josie Sawyer broke every one of them. That is, until a year ago, when he did the unthinkable and she moved away.

Josie Sawyer never thought she’d be on a plane, flying back to Arkansas for the summer, only a year after her heart was crushed into a thousand pieces by the boy her parents forbade her to love. But her father is dying, and being stubborn isn’t an option.

In a town this small, it’s only a matter of time before she runs into Boone Cross.
A lot’s changed since she last laid eyes on him, but some things have remained exactly the same. Boone’s got designs on her and he won’t give up until he gets what he wants.

But as they give in to the need to be together once more, secrets come to light revealing a history of a hatred between their families that runs so deep that even the strongest love may not be able to survive.

BONUS eBOOK – REDEMPTION by Alla Kar
REDEMPTION is the story of an ex-con with a second chance who falls for a girl who just might be too good to be true.

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EXCERPT:

Laney

“And there will be a time, you’ll see.
With no more tears.
And love will not break your heart
but dismiss your fears.” – Mumford & Sons

Cold coffee.

Is there anything worse? Staring down into my owl coffee mug, the cool brown liquid gawks up at me in mock humor. The cord is lying on the counter beside the pot, not plugged into the wall where it was last night. Instead, Heather’s—my looks-obsessed roommate—straightener is plugged in. What’s the point of having a timed coffeepot if it’s unplugged every morning before you get a chance to use it? I grit my teeth and blow my bangs from my forehead.

I snatch the cord from the plug-in and toss the straightener on her bed. Hopefully, she’ll get the point. Instead of pouring the coffee down our sink, I sip on it. Hell shall freeze over before I go a morning without my coffee. Hell frozen-over would probably be hotter than my coffee right now. I grab my backpack, tie my blond hair into a messy bun, push up my thick, black-rim hipster glasses, and walk out of our dorm room.

I lock the door and head toward class, the aroma of perfumes swarming my nose. A few girls in towels race down the hall, screaming. Like clockwork, a tall muscular guy follows behind them, a huge I’m-going-to-get-some grin on his face. College is definitely a guy’s wet dream come true. Especially, in a co-ed dorm. He’ll have one of them pressed against their dorm room door tonight. They’re all so predictable.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s perfectly fine to date. But, doing it wisely is a completely different issue. Girls aren’t the smartest when it comes to dating. The three C’s that guys can’t stand are clinginess, crying, and clumsiness. I know it’s not possible to walk like a runway model twenty-four seven. And we all know girls tend to cry, especially around that time of the month. But it’s all about the game. You’ve got to play it right, so you can snag a great guy. It’s so easy to rope one in as long as you focus, and I don’t mean on his abs.

I’m almost clear of the hallway when I hear my name. I turn on my heel. Heather is frowning from the lounge doorway. Her long black hair is perfectly straightened. I hope she gets a medal for her hair today, because that would be the only reason I’d forgive her for unplugging my coffeepot.

She pouts her pink-coated lips and curls her finger for me to come closer. “She’s crying again.”

Damn it. I don’t have to ask. I know it’s Bethany and I know why she’s crying. It’s the same damn thing every week. Sighing, I walk into the lounge. A few girls surround her, patting her back and trying to calm her down. It’s not going to work, because she’ll be in the same position next week. She glances up over her long lashes and slender nose. Her strawberry blond hair is messy and hangs loosely down to her breasts. “I just—I just don’t know what I’m doing wrong. It’s like every time he sees me coming, he goes the opposite direction. What do I do—” she breaks off in a fit of sobs.

I’m thinking of a million different ways to escape when Heather claps her hands loudly. “I know. Laney—why don’t you help her? You helped me with Todd. You got him to ask me out in two days. You could help Bethany.”

Oh, the agony. I don’t know if I could stand two minutes in a room alone with her. I give her a small fake smile and shrug. She looks like the damn cat off of Shrek, with her wide eyes and trembling bottom lip. If I say no I’ll look like a major bitch. “Who is it this ti—?” I stop myself.

She wipes her nose and tries to straighten her hair. I want to tell her that’s not going to work, she needs a brush, but I keep my mouth shut.

“Aiden Sims.”

And the heavens opened up and released the hottest male specimen to come to Jacksonville University. Well, that’s what he thinks anyway. Aiden is the playboy of our small university and he plays his Abercrombie-model good looks to his advantage. I grumble under my breath and pull my strap up my shoulder to keep it from falling.

“Have you had sex with him?”

A few of the hovering girls gasp. Oh, get over it. Bethany shakes her head. “No, we haven’t.”

“Great. That means you still have a chance to get him.”

“Wait,” a redheaded girl says from the corner of the room. “You’re telling me that if we’ve had sex with a guy, and he hasn’t committed, we’re screwed?”

I nod. “Pretty much. You’ve never heard why buy the cow when the milk is free?”

The redhead scoffs. “How do you know so much about this stuff, and who made you queen?”

Rawr. Someone hasn’t had their panties down lately. Heather raises her index finger and rolls her neck; that’s how I know she’s going to tell someone off. “She knows exactly what to do when it comes to getting guys. I’ve been with Todd for five months.”

Red shakes her head. “But why don’t you have a boyfriend then, Laney?”

A long, hard pain starts to build in the depth of my stomach. My eyes feel funny and my heartbeat is heavy in my chest. I will not think about him. No, I refuse. “No one has interested me yet.” Which is almost true, no one at this college has been worth my time. But that’s not the real reason. Red grabs her coffee and sways out of the room. Please, bring me back that coffee!

A tall brunette sitting in the corner clears her throat and leans over the worn lobby chair. “What else. I mean—any other advice?”

Everyone turns to look at me. I should totally charge for this. I shrug. “You can’t show that you’re too interested. No waiting for his text. He needs to be waiting for yours.” I take a sip of my cold coffee. “Don’t throw yourselves at him. Don’t take fifty million pictures on the second date. Make him work for it.”

Most of the girls nod slowly at me, waiting for more advice. I glance at the wall clock. I’m going to be so late.

“Laney,” Bethany asks, drawing my attention back to her. “Can you help me? I don’t know what move to make. Please.”

Can I help you, or will I help you? It’s not like my small job at the writing center takes up that much time. Hell, I have tons of free time. That’s exactly why I have a TBR list on my Kindle a mile long. I tug at my ponytail, then give Heather a defeated look. “Okay, I can help. You want to meet me tonight? We’ll go over our strategy.”

Bethany smiles. I think it’s the first one I’ve seen on her face since she moved in last semester. “Well, I have plans to go out tonight. Aiden is going to be there, if you want to meet up?”

Oh, no. I don’t like where this is going. I’m not a big partier. I’m twenty-two and couldn’t care less about getting wasted. I do it sometimes, but only for celebration or if I’m really bored. “Where are you guys meeting?”

Bethany stands up, adjusting her boobs in her shirt. No wonder guys flock to her, and no wonder they leave. She leaves nothing to the imagination. “The Loft down on King Street.” She places her hands on her slender hips. “You coming? I really want to start now.”

The black lines of mascara running down her face makes me sad. She is really desperate. Crying in the third-floor lounge isn’t the fix-it problem she was looking for and I can’t blame her. All the girls surrounding her right now would advise her to do the absolute wrong thing.

I huff. It’s just one night. “Okay, I’ll meet you there at nine.”

 

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New Release: Hard Rock Sin by Athena Wright

Hard Rock Sin
Athena Wright
(Darkest Days, #3)
Publication date: May 2nd 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Cameron Thorne has had a starring role in my fantasies for years.

But the sinfully hot rock star, known for his wild parties and lady killer reputation, is the bassist in my brother’s band. And I know my brother. He’ll kill Cameron if he looks at me twice.

Which means the two of us will never be more than friends.

Only… Cameron keeps staring at me like he wants to throw me on his bed. He keeps licking his lips like he’s thinking of tasting me.

Cameron wants me too.

We know there will be hell to pay. I’m his bandmate’s little sister. But neither of us can fight it.

This rock star god will do anything to keep me.

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“Lily…” His voice was pained. “You don’t know how much I…” His eyes fell to my mouth. “…how much I wish you just were just a normal girl.”

All the air left the room.

“But this?” he continued. “This can’t happen.”

My heart sunk. I looked down, not meeting his eyes.

“I get it. I’m Noah’s baby sister. You can’t betray his trust.”

“It’s not just that,” he muttered. “I can’t fucking do this to you.”

“Do what to me, exactly?”

“You go speechless whenever you see me without a shirt,” he said with utter patience.

I flushed, understanding his meaning. “Oh. You mean, because I’ve never…?”

He gave me an almost wry smile. “Don’t you know your first time is supposed to be special?”

“Are you saying it wouldn’t be special with you?” I gave him my best teasing smile, trying not to waver. “And here I thought you prided yourself on pleasing the ladies.”

He shot me a look. “That’s different.”

I shifted closer, until I was practically pressed against him. “How is it different?”

“I’ve never—” He snapped his jaw closed, looking frustrated.

Understanding dawned on me. “Have you never been someone’s first before?”

“No.” He ran a hand through his sweat-dampened hair, looking exhausted. “At least, I don’t think I have.” He glanced down at where my hand rested on his chest. He traced the back of my hand with the tip of his finger. Heat radiated from that single point of contact, sending nervous excitement flooding through me. “And I’ve never…”

I leaned closer, bringing our faces closer together. “Never what?”

His eyes dropped to my lips again. I wet them unconsciously. He shut his eyes with a groan. When he opened them, they were full of fire.

“I’ve never wanted to be someone’s first before.” His eyes were still focused on my mouth.

“I want you to be mine,” I said softly. “I don’t want anyone else. I want it to be you.”

I mustered all the bravery I could. I wrapped my arms around his neck, until my breasts were pressed to his chest.

“I want you to teach me. I want you to teach me everything.”

“Fuck.” His eyes blazed. “I told you. Don’t say shit like that to me.”

“Or what?” I challenged. “What are you going to do?”

He placed his hands on my hips, thumbs rubbing the sensitive skin exposed between my tank top and skirt. A spike of heat hit my gut like a blow, nearly taking my breath away.

“This is such a bad fucking idea,” he murmured.

Pushing his hair away from his face with both hands, I met his blue eyes. They were burning with need. I stood on my tiptoes and leaned forward, until we were inches away.

“I want you, Cameron.”

I could practically sense the moment he snapped. The pupils of his eyes dilated, blowing wide open. Cameron let out a low grunt.

“Fuck it,” he growled.

He closed the gap and pressed his lips to mine.

Fireworks exploded across my vision.

 

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Athena Wright is a USA Today Bestselling author of New Adult Romance. She has a fondness for rock stars and the girls who tame their wild hearts. Athena loves to write characters who are not always what they seem.

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