Roxanne D. Howard Presents, The Hotter They Come

Book cover Hotter they comeThe Hotter They Come Romancing the Seas #1 by Roxanne D. Howard
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

When Piper’s job sends her undercover to spy on Jack – the beyond sexy hook-up she can’t stop thinking about – she is forced to decide if her job is more important than her happiness.

HAPPINESS HAS A PRICE

Captain Jack Spencer owns and runs a whale watching company, Ahoy, Matey. When his business takes off, a jealous rival wants him and his company gone. Jack has no idea the delectable Piper Goldhirsch is tasked with scuttling everything he’s worked for – he’s too caught up in their magnetic attraction and her web of lies.

​Piper Goldhirsch, head reporter for the tabloid TV show Business Buster, is all work and no play. When she and the all too tempting Jack Spencer have a one-night stand that turns out to be the greatest sex of her life, she is haunted by the powerful magic between them. Sent undercover to expose his whale watching business, she is torn between her assignment and the first man she has ever wanted. With her happiness on the line, Piper has only one choice. Continue reading

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Leslie Wolfe Introduces Us to Casino Girl

Casino Girl blog tourAuthor Leslie Wolfe introduces us to Casino Girl.

What is Casino Girl about?

A team of Las Vegas detectives who trust each other with their lives, only not with their deepest, darkest secrets. Together, they investigate a young girl’s murder, not realizing they are more like each other than they think they are.

What would readers remember after they finish reading the book?

There’s a hidden side to every one of us, a part that only we know about, that’s important to us, and that we wish to keep a secret. That hidden side of us is what makes us who we are, what makes us great at what we do.

Your writing style is fast, filled with dialogue, almost at the expense of descriptives and narratives. Why is that?

This is how human beings interact, especially when under pressure or stress. We stop paying attention to our surroundings, and focus on the task at hand. People interact with one another, talk to one another, and have feelings for one another and for everything we do. That’s what I’m focused on, rather than specifying each article of clothing someone wears, or the color of the flower vase in an office somewhere. This technique isn’t necessarily good or bad; just somewhat different from mainstream.

What’s the biggest compliment you received from a fan?

It’s when readers tell me they stay up all night to finish the book, because they couldn’t put it down. That’s music to my ears J Like any other artist and entertainer, I thrive knowing that I deliver that escape into the fictional world in a grasping, addictive, and memorable way.

You mentioned science, technology, psychology. How do you keep it real? Continue reading

Links by Lisa Becker

Links by Lisa Becker
Genre: Contemporary Romance

“Witty, heartfelt and emotionally satisfying. Everything I want in a second chance romance! Once I picked it up I couldn’t put it down!” #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken

Book cover for LinksSynopsis

In high school, Charlotte Windham went through a typical ugly duckling phase – glasses and all, while harboring a crush on Garrett Stephens, the school’s athletic heartthrob.

Fifteen years later, Charlotte and Garrett have a chance encounter at a Los Angeles restaurant. However, this time around, Charlotte has leveled the playing field. She’s a bestselling novelist and no longer “Glasses,” the humiliating nickname Garrett gave her. She’s a catch and, thanks to corrective eye surgery, it’s not just her eyes that see better…so does her heart!

Garrett hasn’t fared poorly either, transforming from teen heart-breaker to adult Lothario and is now a successful professional golfer suffering from a possible career-ending injury.

Can Charlotte forgive Garrett for his past ways, and more recent Don Juan lifestyle? And, can Garrett change his ways for a second chance with Charlotte, who may just be perfect for him? Continue reading

Khardine Gray Presents, Blossoms of the Heart

Blossoms of the heartBlossoms of the Heart by Khardine Gray
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

The most intense and passionate romance you’ll read this year.

Why do I fall for guys I can’t have?

Okay, it’s not guys –plural.

It’s just one guy.

THE guy.

When I was 18 he stole my heart.

Tai was the guy I wasn’t supposed to have…

The tattooed rebel my mother told to stay away from me.

My heart stopped beating that day.

I was off- limits to him and he was forbidden to me.

I never thought I’d see him again.

He stayed away, just like my mother demanded.

Until… fate decided to hand us an all-access card eleven years later. Leaving it to us to work out the kinks.

We got to see what could have happened if we got together.

Then it became complicated….

The passion and heat between us is wild.

Scorching hot and consuming.

He wants more. So much more…
But I can’t give him more…

This time it’s not my mother telling me I can’t have him.

It’s life …

Because …  now I have a secret.

A secret that could tear us apart.

This is a full length novel with a happily ever after, no cliffhanger, no cheating, and plenty of steam.

If you like hot, steamy, romance with gorgeous, drool worthy ex-marines that, you will like this book. Continue reading

About Ten After Closing with Author Jessica Bayliss

Jessica Bayliss book talkAuthor Jessica Bayliss gushes about her new novel, Ten After Closing. Wouldn’t you, if you had a book with such a great title?

What was your inspiration for writing this book?

Many of my books start out as concepts that I’m writing for my YA self. Back in the day, I loved thrillers and anything paranormal/horror.

I LOVED the movie Toy Soldiers, which was also a book, though I didn’t know it at that time. I watched the movie back before I started writing Ten After, and OMG, it was still so good. The thing that was always missing for me, though, was female characters. It took place at a boarding school for boys. So, I decided to write a book that contained all those deliciously tense moments I loved in Toy Soldiers that also added the swoony romance I felt was missing.

Winny and Scott come from different backgrounds, but both are in a similar situation at the start of the book—both have really big decisions in front of them, and they’re struggling to feel empowered to make those decisions and take action.

Winny is stuck in a passive place—she’s let her parents decide much of her path thus far, going with the flow for so long, she isn’t sure how to shift out of that mode.

Scott’s been quite active in trying to change his situation, but he’s struggling to see that the way he’s going about it isn’t working. Both are thinking about how others will respond if they put their needs first and are fearful of being assertive.

Of course, the life-changing hostage situation at Café Flores impacts how they see things. I really wanted to show them coming to new decisions by the end of TAC, but I can’t say any more without spoilers.

What do you hope readers will take away from this book?

This is a fast-paced hostage thriller, so I hope readers can’t stop turning pages. But, after all the violence that has happened in recent years, particularly centering on teenagers, I also wanted to show a teen character who is in pain and has a chance to use violence as his means of revenge but who opts for a different route.

I wanted to highlight the theme of abuse and, in particular, the perpetration of abuse across generations. As a psychologist, I work with trauma survivors daily, including people whose trauma situations, sometimes, involve things they’ve done that they deeply regret—they often have immense shame and anger, and they carry that, even when it’s not theirs to bear.

Obviously, I’m talking about Scott’s story here. I really wanted to show him wrestling with the idea of letting go of the anger and blame he’s placing elsewhere, because that’s what will allow him to let go of the anger, blame, and sense of paralyzing responsibility he places on himself that isn’t his to bear.

It’s about letting go of the darkness that fuels the painful emotions so that there is room for the good ones. Though this never pardons the person who’s hurt us, the process is healing. Forgiveness CAN BE for the person who’s hurt us, but it’s ALWAYS for ourselves. Therefore, it’s also a story of forgiveness and a story about how we really aren’t as different from our enemies as we think. Finally, it’s a love story, so I hope readers will enjoy some swoony romance. Continue reading

Montana Dreams By Kim Law

Montana Dreams Kim LawMontana Dreams (The Wildes of Birch Bay #4) by Kim Law
Published by: Montlake Romance
Publication date: September 25th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis

Sometimes dreams change…and sometimes it takes a dream reader to make it happen.

When Jaden Wilde’s girlfriend turns down his marriage proposal just months before he receives his master’s in counseling, he’s convinced that it’s cold feet. Until he learns that her no came at the advice of a new age “dream reader.” But Arsula’s hardly the woo-woo hippie his scholarly mind imagined. She’s charming, smart, and uncannily perceptive. And before long, he’s drawn to her—despite his ongoing skepticism for how her practice works.

Arsula’s intuitions led her to Birch Bay not to guide Jaden’s girlfriend—but to guide him to his best life possible. As the odd one out in an unsupportive family, Arsula can relate to the struggle to find one’s path, and she wants to see Jaden with the woman of his dreams. Although she’s cautious of being the rebound girl, what she’s starting to feel for him is too real to ignore.

When Jaden’s own volatile family issues come to a head and his doubts are made resoundingly clear, Arsula worries she’s misread the signs. Maybe they’re all wrong for each other. Maybe he should be with his ex. She’s supported him, but if he can’t believe in her, how will they ever find out if they’re truly meant to be? Continue reading

About Claron with Author Katharine Hamilton

Katharine Hamilton ClaronCan you tell us a little bit about the characters in Claron?

Well, let’s see…. Rhea Conners is the main female lead. She’s a sweet and kind woman who has recently gone through the worst heartbreak and is headed to Ireland to visit her grandfather. She’s a strong character despite some of the things she faces.

Claron is sort of the quiet guy. He’s reserved. Works hard. Loves his family. And will do anything to continue his family’s legacy in farming the land around him. He’s a dependable and solid guy.

His brother, Riley, is a flirtatious and charming guy. He sort of becomes Rhea’s sidekick throughout the book. And his outgoing nature challenges her and Claron throughout the story.

The sisters, Layla and Chloe, are also fun characters. They have polar opposite personalities which adds a bit of humor throughout the series, along with their brother, Murphy, who can charm anyone.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

The O’Rifcan family. I love every single one of them and had so much fun writing the family interactions and the different personalities. Like all families they get on each other’s nerves at times, they’re nosy, they’re pushy, but at the end of the day they can all sit around the dinner table and laugh and love.

What is your favorite part of this book and why?

Without spoiling anything, I would say one of my favorite scenes is when Claron takes Rhea to meet his grandparents. That sort of shifts their relationship a bit and allows Rhea to see another side of Claron that makes her even more intrigued by him. It’s a sweet and fun interaction with his grandparents that allows Rhea to see how and why Claron is the man he is. Continue reading

Your Echo, By Katia Rose

Katia Rose Your EchoYour Echo (Sherbrooke Station, #2) by Katia Rose
Publication date: September 12th 2018
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis

How do you teach a rock star how to meditate?

The number one question on Stéphanie’s mind sounds like the start of a bad joke, and life would be a whole lot easier if she actually knew the punch line.

Her meditation coach job description said nothing about private lessons for the most infamous lead singer in Montreal, but somehow Stéphanie still finds herself sitting cross-legged on a yoga mat, right next to a pierced and tattooed music legend who’d rather be anywhere else.

Meditation classes are Ace’s final chance to convince his record label that the last bender he went on really was his last. The demons that have sent him to the bottom of countless bottles might not give a damn about ‘soothing rhythmic chanting,’ but it’s either this or game over for his career.

He’s not what she wants. She’s not what he’s looking for. Yet somewhere amidst all the incense fumes, the lines between student and teacher get blurred.

Even as their deep breathing exercises become nights filled with panting and gasps, Stéphanie can’t ignore the darkness that never quite leaves Ace’s eyes. It’s a darkness she knows far too well, and if she’s not careful, the cost of helping Ace find his way might just be losing herself. Continue reading

Baby Love by Latiera N. Ford

Baby Love book coverBaby Love by Latiera N. Ford
Genre: YA Coming of Age

Synopsis

Love is a little girl who faces a number of challenges between her school and her home. We all can relate to the pressures of not being accepted by our peers, sibling rivalry, lost relationships and the struggle to find love through it all. While directly pin pointing these important issues, Baby Love serves as an open call for awareness that can hopefully bring us one step closer to making a positive change in the lives of all children.

This book is a must read for young adults ranging from age 13 years and older.

Baby Love tells a story of issues that arise for young children that include bullying, issues with family, and it also teaches lessons on self-love, acceptance, and kindness to others.

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About the Author Latiera Ford

Latiera Ford is a career HR Professional turned Author and Entrepreneur. Born and raised in the south suburbs of Chicago, IL., she has always taken pride in hard work and dedication.

Through news outlets, social media, family, and friends she noticed a lack of sensitivity that children have today. This has led to an increase in bullying, lack of positive self-image and acceptance, as well as family issues. Upon discovering this powerful message that needed to be addressed she decided to self-publish her first book entitled Baby Love.

This book provides children from ages 13 and up with a straight forward approach to some of today’s most pressing issues. While tackling the aforementioned issues plaguing some of our youth, it also provides a direct approach on how they can be handled, while also teaching lessons of love and kindness.

Unlike the normal cookie cutter children’s stories, this book is also honest to the core with some of the real issues that exist within families across America.

Baby Love has proven to be a strong book for this Chicago native, and is destined to continue making waves throughout the literary scene. While promoting this project, Latiera is currently in Atlanta looking to further expand her brand through speaking engagements, press, school, vendor events and more!

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A hilarious take on 10 things to do in New Jersey.

Matthew Cox NJAuthor Matthew Cox shares a hilarious take on 10 things to do in New Jersey.

1) Go to a mall.

2) Get stuck in traffic.

3) Pay a ton of taxes.

4) Get stuck at toll booths.

5) Have a pork roll & cheese.

6) Argue about the existence of “central Jersey.”

7) Complain about drivers from New York.

8) Ashbury Park.

9) Confuse the heck out of people trying to explain the difference between the Parkway and the Turnpike.

10) *Jughandles.

*A jughandle is a type of ramp or slip road that changes the way traffic turns left at an at-grade intersection. Instead of a standard left turn being made from the left lane, left-turning traffic uses a ramp on the right side of the road. (Confused? Me too. Google it, there are pictures.) Continue reading