Friday, June 19, 2015

Release Boost: In Your Heart - Willow Creek #3 by Micalea Smeltzer






Title: In Your Heart
Series: Willow Creek #3
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
 Release Date: June 16, 2015

Blurb

I thought I had found love. 
I thought I had found my forever. 
I’d never been more wrong in all my life.  


Sadie Westbrook’s seemingly perfect life comes to a screeching halt when she catches her fiancĂ© in bed with another woman. Suddenly, everything she believed in is tested and there’s only one person she can turn to—the guy who has been by her side ever since their best friend’s fell in love and became inseparable. 

Ezra Collins—the bassist for the band Willow Creek—has only ever had one weakness, and her name is Sadie. When he receives a frantic call he rushes to her aid, helping to pick up the pieces of her crumbling life—even if that means letting Sadie live with him.


The close proximity tests the limits of their friendship and as the lines between friends and lovers blur they’ll have to decide if falling in love with your best friend is worth the risk of losing them.





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Excerpt

I looked up at the sky and the birds flying above us. “I feel like I don’t know who I am anymore. I spent two years with a guy that stripped me of my identity. I feel like all I have of myself is my store and the rest I’m left questioning. I tried so hard to please him, to make him happy, and in the end I made myself miserable. I was just so desperate for it to work out that I overlooked how toxic our relationship was. 

How stupid is that?”

“You’re human,” he replied. “We have this inane desire to belong to something that is greater than we are on our own. That desire is so strong that we can fool ourselves into believing things that aren’t true.”

“So, I’m not crazy?” I cracked a smile.

“Definitely not crazy.”

His smile was comforting and I reminded myself for the hundredth time that everything would be okay.

I rested my head on his shoulder and a moment later his head rested on top of mine. 

A smile touched my lips. 

I’d missed this—having someone that understood me completely, even when I didn’t know myself.



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Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling Young and New Adult author from Winchester, Virginia.
She’s always working on her next book, and when she has spare time she loves to read and spend time with her family.


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Cover Reveal: The Return by Shani Struthers


Title: The Return
Author: Shani Struthers
Genre: Romance






The Return
When worlds collide…
Two years ago death drove Aiden Taylor from UK shores and now death has drawn him back. Mourning the loss of his wife, he is returning to bury his father-in-law and support the remaining members of her family – her mother, Lily and sister, Leo.
Coming home on the same plane is Isabella, enthusiastic and with a zest for life, she is in many ways the opposite of him. Realising his history, she tries to fight the instant attraction she feels but her thoughts linger long after they’ve landed. 
Leo is distraught – she’s lost her sister and her beloved father too. Her boyfriend Damien should be a comfort but he is far from it. Instead, it is Aiden she increasingly comes to rely on. In grief they understand each other.
Unable to forget her encounter with the ‘perfect stranger’, Isabella heads to Cornwall to track him down but, as three worlds collide, tragedy threatens to strike again…
Set in North Cornwall and featuring members from the popular Runaway series – Joseph, Layla, Hannah, Jim and Mick – The Return can be read as a standalone novel or as the third and final book in the trilogy.








Born and bred in the sunny seaside town of Brighton, one of the first literary conundrums Shani had to deal with was her own name - Shani can be pronounced in a variety of ways but in this instance it's Shay-nee not Shar-ney or Shan-ni - although she does indeed know a Shanni - just to confuse matters further! Hobbies include reading and writing - so no surprises there. After graduating from Sussex University with a degree in English and American Literature, Shani became a freelance copywriter. Twenty years later, the day job includes crafting novels too. Writing both contemporary fiction and paranormal mystery, she is the author of The Runaway Year and The Runaway Ex, both published by Omnific Publishing. Her paranormal work is published by Crooked Cat Publishing and includes Jessamine and the bestselling Psychic Surveys Book One: The Haunting of Highdown Hall and Psychic Surveys Book Two: Rise to Me. All are available on Amazon. The Return is the third in the Runaway series but can also be read as a standalone. Coming soon: Eve: A Christmas Ghost Story.




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Beautiful Lessons by Rebecca Brooke & S. Moose







Title: Beautiful Lessons
Author: Rebecca Brooke & S. Moose
 Release Date: March 1, 2015

Blurb

For Jayceon Ashworth, he's lucky to make it through the day without the torment and aggravation. Pushing aside the taunting, he focuses on football and art until Seona Fisher crashes into his life. 

Seona Fisher gets a second chance. Moving to College Station, Texas to be with her brother, Travis, is something she needs to escape the demons of her past. Starting over is never easy. Letting go of old habits is hard, but seeing his green eyes changes her world.

A friendship turns into them both wanting one another, and neither of them able to fight their feelings. But when the demons of darkness come back, Seona has to find her way through and back into Jayceon's arms.





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Excerpt

There is nothing I can do to control the roll of my eyes. “Does that mean I don’t have to take you to the college today?” 

“Oh no. My brother told me to talk to you about a ride. You may not like it, but you’re taking me anyway.”

There’s no time to respond, when she storms to the front of the room to take her seat with her friends.

Throughout class, my leg bounces and I clench my fists in complete irritation. Who the hell does this girl think she is? She’s got balls of steel, that’s for sure. Watching the clock, I don’t hear a word the teacher says as I wait for my opportunity. It moves slower than I thought possible, but finally the bell rings. I gather my stuff as quickly as I can and walk to the front of the room, where she is still packing up her stuff.
Stopping next to her desk, I return the favor and place my hand on top of her book so she can’t put it away. “Find your own ride.”



S. Moose

S.Moose is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, living in Webster, NY with her family, friends, and shorkie, Charlie.

A 2011 St. John Fisher graduate, S.Moose loves to read and write. She enjoys getting lost in the fictional world and creating a place where readers can fall in love and swoon over the cute boys she brings to life. When she isn't in her room in front of her computer or a book, she is with her family and friends being silly and enjoying life. She's romantic at heart and loves anything with a happily ever after.

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Rebecca Brooke

Rebecca Brooke grew up in the shore towns of South Jersey. Writing has always been a love for her, as well as reading. She loves to hit the beach, but always with her kindle on hand. She is married to the most wonderful man, who puts up with all of her craziness. Together they have two beautiful children who keep her on her toes. Rebecca is the author of the Forgiven Series as well as the military romance Letters Home.

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Cover Reveal: Love Assaulted - Skulls of Angels MC by Ava Marshall







Title: Love Assaulted
Series: Skulls of Angels MC #1
Author: Ava Marshall
Cover Design: MGBookCovers
Cover Models: Robert Teed & Alexa Carroll
Photographer: Smith Artisan Photography
 Release Date: July 2015

Blurb

Beckett Thompson enjoys the simple things in life: an ice-cold beer, a club whore warming his bed, and his bike on the open road. He doesn’t do relationships, and he sure as hell doesn’t do love.

Allison Jennings had life figured out until fate took away the only family who mattered. When a dirty talking, bossy ass biker who makes her panties wet, turns up on her doorstep what is she supposed to do? Should she get on the back of his bike so he can take her to his clubhouse and to his President, who just so happens to be the shitty father she’s never met? What does she have to lose?

Will opposites attract? Or will the harsh lifestyle be too much for this club princess to handle?

One thing is for sure, it will be one hell of a ride.





Excerpt

While I’m pushing the vacuum I think I hear the rumble of what I believe is motorcycles. I shut off the vacuum, wind up the cord and put it in the closet. Walking towards the laundry room, I hear the doorbell ring.

“Jesus”, I mutter to myself while walking to the door. If it’s another friend of my mom’s or neighbor I think I’m going to go insane. Loneliness is a fickle thing. You are either physically lonely and you need someone to be present with you at all times or you just emotionally lonely and to be honest I think I’m both. I feel like I need someone here, but not to talk. Just to sit and make the house feel like someone other than myself is living here.

I open the door and two huge men are standing on my doorstep. One has his back turned to me looking towards the street and one is lighting up a cigarette. They are wearing some sort of black leather vests with patches on them that I can’t quite read. The man lighting his cigarette is an older man with a long beard and gray throughout his long shaggy hair. His vest has a patch on it that says “Dickey” and below that one that says “Sgt. at Arms.”

After finally just looking at me for a few seconds Dickey says “Hi Darlin’”. Right when he finishes his statement the other man turns around.

HOLY SHIT.

This man is the most gorgeous biker I have ever seen in my life. I haven’t seen a lot of bikers in my life, but this guy is nothing short of perfection. He is a lot taller than Dickey; I’m guessing that is his name hottie biker is got to be well over six feet and has real short dirty blonde. He has a beard that looks so soft. I just want to run my hands through it. I wonder what it would feel like between my legs. What? Shut up Ally.

After staring at his beard and his full lips, my eyes move up to his and the most beautiful green eyes stare back at me. Not that dark hazel green, but that super light green that could almost pass as blue. He is wearing a dark black t-shirt and a vest that has “Beck” and “Vice President” on it. I see a few tattoos poking out of his T-shirt. One says “Carpe Diem” and another one that looks like some sort of tribal design. He has one hand in his pocket and other hand has something tattooed on his fingers that I can’t quite make out. He has dark jeans on with a chain that I assume is connecting to his wallet and heavy black boots on his feet.

After staring at the beautiful biker I turn to face Dickey, which I am assuming his name, or nickname and say “Umm... hi”.

“You Allison Jakqueline Sparks?”

“Maybe. Who are you?” I asked.

“Just answer the question. Are you Allison?” he says, throwing his cigarette down and snuffing it out with his boot.

“Yeah, I am. I just go by Ally though. My dead mother called me Allison and Jakqueline is the name I got from my asshole, non-existent father”, I said glaring at the man. I’m not sure why I even went into that with these guys, but I always ramble in weird situations, especially when the hottie on my porch keeps staring at me.

I hate to hear my full name.

Not even my Mom would call me that when I was in trouble because just hearing the name Jacqueline made my skin crawl. It was a reminder I didn’t need that my father left me and my mother and didn’t give a shit about us anymore.

Beck threw his cigarette down on the ground and proceeded to walk towards me. Before he walked straight through me, I moved out of the way.

“Hey, what the hell are you doing? Get out of my house”, I said.

Dickey proceeded to walk behind him and stand in the middle of the room. I stood inside the foyer just looking at them with the door open waiting for them to walk right back out. After standing there for a few moments I noticed that wasn’t going to happen so I shut the door and leaned up against it.

“Who are you and what do you want? I’m really busy and I’m a little freaked that two men that I don’t know just walked up into my mothemy house. “

“My name is Dickey and this here is Beck. Go pack up some shit Darlin’ and let’s head on out” he said.

“Excuse me? Let’s go back to what I just said… I have no idea who you guys are so why in the hell would I go anywhere with you?”

“Look, we don’t have time for all this shit. Once we get to Missouri we can tell you everythin’ but until then we don’t got nothin’.”

Is this guy for real? I look back in forth between him and Beck. He has not even spoken a word to me yet. Maybe he’s mute. Maybe he is the strong silent type. I mean judging by the way his t-shirt is straining across his arms and chest he is definitely the strong type.

Okay look just tell me something. Let’s start with the basics. What exactly do you want from me and what is in Missouri?” I said sitting down on the arm of recliner.

Beck comes walking up to me bends down in front of me and says “Prez sent us to collect you and bring you back to Missouri. We got some shit goin’ down and we ain’t got time for fuckin’ round. You ain’t safe here right now and we’re here to make sure you get somewhere where you are safe. You feel me?”

Well, I definitely wanted to feel him… wait where did that come from? It’s hard to keep up listening to what the beautiful biker says. I take a second and let all he said try and sink in. He keeps staring at me with those eyes that show so many different emotions in them. Anger maybe? Definitely anger, and possibly… lust? Nope, I’m just dreaming that.

“Okay, so who exactly is Prez?”

A long silent period of staring ensued and finally with a long sigh, he said “you know that non-existent father you said somethin’ bout earlier? Well, that would be him; Jake Sparks. Now run along and get a few things that will fit on the back of my bike and let’s roll out.”

Okay, maybe I didn’t hear him correctly. Did he just say my father?

HELL NO.

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Ava Marshall is a full time author, wife, and mother to two kick ass kids. After being “laid off” from her job of almost 10 years she decided to say “f*ck you assholes” and started doing something that was much more fulfilling than taking shit from her douchebag bosses. Her husband bought her a laptop and told her to follow her dreams, and that is what she did. She began writing about hot, sexy, alpha bad boys that make women, and even some men swoon. Her debut novel, Love Assaulted, and its characters will always hold a special place in her heart.

Ava was born and raised in Western Arkansas. She also spent every summer with her family in Memphis, Tennessee area. When she is not writing, Ava enjoys spending time with her family and her two bestest friends in the world. She also loves trashy reality TV and is slightly obsessed with Sons of Anarchy and reading when she is not writing.

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Cover Reveal: Reclaim Me - A Chasing Fire Novel by Ann Marie Walker and Amy K. Rogers

Coming Soon to Your E-Reader.....
The Highly Anticipated conclusion 
of the Chasing Fire Series


RECLAIM ME
Chasing Fire #3
Ann Marie Walker & Amy K. Rogers
Releasing October 21st, 2015
Berkley Intermix


As the heart-pounding Chasing Fire trilogy concludes, a dangerous entanglement leaves Hudson and Allie wondering how much they're willing to risk for the love they can't live without...

There's almost nothing Alessandra Sinclair wouldn't do for Hudson Chase. He was her first love, and she's determined that he'll be her last. But when the terrible truth Hudson has been hiding comes to light, Allie finds herself caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse with a man from her past who's determined to use what he knows to ruin Hudson. Now, the only way to save the man she loves may be to lose him forever...

Hudson has always known that the secrets he keeps could be his downfall, but he never expected them to put Allie's life in danger as well. It's time for him to come clean--before everything he's ever wanted is destroyed...

Includes previews of REMIND ME and
RELEASE ME, the first two books of the Chasing Fire trilogy.

Praise for the Chasing Fire trilogy


"Exceptional...Seriously sexy and
sinfully steamy. Can't wait for more from this writing duo!"--New York
Times bestselling author Tara Sue Me

"Walker and Rogers strike the
perfect balance between blistering physical desire and heartfelt
connections..."--RT Book Review  

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Though thousands of miles apart, Ann Marie Walker and Amy K. Rogers are in constant contact, plotting story lines and chatting about their love of alpha males, lemon drop martinis and British supermodel, David Gandy. You can find them on twitter as @AnnMarie_Walker and @Amy_KRogers. 



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