Don’t Lie to Me by Amber Bardan

Amber Bardan book coverTitle: Don’t Lie to Me Bad for You #3 by Amber A. Bardan
Release date: October 24, 2016
Published by: Carina Press

Synopsis

Amber Bardan returns with a heart-stopping third installment in her high-octane, highly addictive Bad For You series

A fling with her best friend’s reclusive business partner should’ve been harmless.

When Emma meets him, the only way she’s looking to be tied down is in the literal sense. But Avner—shady hacker, off-the-books investigator, occasional spy—takes her breath away. He’s the first man who doesn’t turn to mush under her sexual spell: a fact that makes what’s between them very different, and very real.

Beautiful and uninhibited, Emma is everything Avner thought she would be and more. Yet his deadly past and dark duties can never be forgotten…not even as he succumbs to their seductive intimacy. But for the first time he’s after something of his own, as well.

And now that he’s found Emma, he’ll protect her, no matter what. Because anything worth loving is worth fighting for.

But nothing about Avner is remotely harmless.

Soon, Avner has infiltrated Emma’s personal life, stalled her career and nearly destroyed everything she’s worked for—all in the name of protection. Desperate and heartbroken, drawn into a secret criminal underworld in her quest for understanding, Emma discovers the truth: Avner’s secrets are far more devastating than his lies.

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Missed Connections (Summer Love #1) by Tamara Mataya

Missed Connections book coverTitle: Missed Connections (Summer Love #1) by Tamara Mataya
Release date: June 7th, 2016
Published by: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Synopsis

Missed Connection: I saw you standing there, and I was struck by your eyes. Gorgeous, but not as gorgeous as your smile.

Thanks to her job at a crazy New Age spa, what should have been a sizzling NYC summer is being hijacked by demanding hippie bosses. To unwind, Sarah spends her nights cruising Missed Connections, dreaming of finding an uber-romantic entry all about her. Of course, the moment she finds that Missed Connection, real life comes crashing down around her in a night of unbridled passion with someone completely different: totally off-limits Jack.

Best. Hookup. Ever.

Gorgeous and wealthy, hot as sin, Jack can give Sarah everything she needs-except an emotional connection. That she gets from her Missed Connection, the romantic stranger who never fails to make her swoon. But there’s only so much of Sarah to go around. Torn between the bad boy she can’t keep and the sensitive stranger who bares his soul online, her heart and body are soon in two very different relationships…or are they? Continue reading

A Reason to Stay

Reason to stay Julieann doveTitle: A Reason to Stay by Julieann Dove
Publication date: June 1st 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis:

Elise Newton has it all—a dream job, a house that’s all hers, and a boyfriend who’s a cardiologist. Darren has been carrying an engagement ring in his pocket for two months, waiting for the perfect time to ask her to be his wife. He has no idea Elise has been waiting for the perfect time as well—to break up.

You see, Elise has a fatal flaw. She cannot commit to love.

An early-morning call from her sister gives Elise hope. She’s needed back home in Kentucky, to care for their mother who’s recovering from surgery. It’s the break Elise has been searching for, a reprieve from the strain of ducking Darren’s declarations of love.

But along with Kentucky comes seeing Ben—her first love, the one who came closest to being her happily ever after. Now a single dad, Ben has moved on with his life. But has his love for her moved on as well?

When Elise discovers a long-hidden truth about her family—and the reason why she can’t commit—she must decide which man will give her a reason to stay. Continue reading

Ava Claire Presents, The One Who Got Away

Book cover by Ava ClaireTitle: The One Who Got Away (An Alpha Billionaire Romance) by Ava Claire
Released: January 27, 2016

Synopsis

It was supposed to be the best day. I was marrying the love of my life–and nothing would ever be the same.

And then he left me at the altar.

Five years later, I get a job offer I can’t refuse. The trouble is, the boss just so happens to be the one who got away… Continue reading

Falling for Prince Charles – Book Tour

Title: Falling for Prince Charles by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Release date: February 9, 2016
Publisher: Diversion Books

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Synopsis

“Lauren Baratz-Logsted has mastered the real life fairy tale in her explosive and hilarious Falling for Prince Charles. It’s all here, lovelorn Daisy Silverman flush with cash and high hopes, Prince Charles who can’t resist her, and London in all its splendor. Curl up and get ready to laugh long into the foggy night.” —Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of The Shoemaker’s Wife

Daisy Silverman has always been obsessed with His Royal Highness, Prince Charles. When the underachieving 30-something cleaning lady wins a million dollars, she follows her lifelong dream to go to London. Once there, she meets Prince Charles—the real Prince Charles. Through a series of misunderstandings, the Royal Family doesn’t realize that Daisy’s Jewish or that she’s spent her life up to the elbows in the wrong kind of toilet water. By the time they do, Daisy is in love with Charles, Charles is in love with Daisy, and the Queen’s white gloves are off. Falling for Prince Charles is an offbeat alternate-universe romantic comedy showing the heir to the British throne in a light quite unlike any he’s been seen in before.

“Daisy’s madcap adventure is more comedy than romance, and her most unusual and unlikely relationship with Prince Charles will appeal to reads looking for lots of giggles.” —Publishers Weekly

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Character Interview – Drew Collins

Author Samatha Harris interviews Drew Collins from her novel Somewhere In Between.

I am a huge fan of Inside the Actors Studio. My favorite part of James Lipton’s interviews is when he has his guest answer the Pivot Questionnaire. I thought it would be fun to have my MC Drew Collins from my novel Somewhere In Between answer the questionnaire as well. Let’s see what he has to say.

SH: What is your favorite word?

DC: Manwhore. It sounds fun.

SH: What is your least favorite word?

DC: Pickle. People use it in weird ways, like describing an uncomfortable situation or as an alternative to penis. A pickle is a pickle people. You eat it. Let’s leave it at that. Plus the smell is rank.

SH: What turn you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?

DC: Determination.

SH: What turns you off?

DC: Timidity. Don’t hide. Be who you are and own it.

SH: What is your favorite curse word?

DC: Son of a bitch. It just works in so many situations

SH: What sound or noise do you love?

DC: My nephew’s laugh. He is the coolest kid ever.

SH: What sound or noise do you hate?

DC: The slow beep of a heart monitor.

SH: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

DC: Marriage counselor. Maybe, I can help other people from making the mistake I did.

SH: What profession would you not like to do?

DC: High school Teacher. Teenagers are assholes. God knows I was.

SH: If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

DC: Liquor in the front poker in the back.

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Samatha “Sam” Harris lives near Baltimore, Maryland with her husband David and daughter Ava. Born in Florida, she migrated north which most people agree was a little backwards. She has been an artist all of her life, a Tattoo Artist for more than ten years, and a storyteller since she was a kid.
Sam has a slightly unhealthy love for Frank Sinatra, classic movies, and Jazz and Blues music, but her first love will always be reading. From Romance, to Thrillers, to Historical Fiction and everything in between, she loves to become a part of the story. As a writer she tells the stories that she would want to read.
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Ten Things to do in South Africa

Today’s guest post comes to you from Sarah Hegger author of Nobody’s Fool. Sarah shares 10 things to do in South Africa. Enjoy!

Author Sarah Hegger I’ve moved around a lot, even as a child, but I mainly grew up in South Africa, so here are ten of my favorite things from there, in random order.

  • Visiting the Kruger National Park and seeing all the animals in their natural habitat
  • The drive along Chapman’s Peak, Cape Town

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  • The Drakensberg
  • The incredible weather all year round
  • Lunch Bars (similar to O’Henry but so delicious)
  • Biltong (a bit like beef jerky, but so much better)
  • Jacaranda trees blooming in the spring.
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  • The smell of the bushveld
  • An African sunset
  • The Victoria Falls (I cheated a bit with this one, because the falls are not in South Africa but to the north of us between the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe)

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Victoria James Presents, Falling for the PI

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Falling for the PIFalling for the PI Still Harbor # 1  by Victoria James
Release date: August 10th, 2015
Published by: Entangled Bliss

Synopsis

Teacher Kate Abbott’s fresh start in Still Harbor was the beginning of the life that she and her two best friends always imagined for themselves. Still, being a working single parent of a special needs daughter hasn’t exactly improved Kate’s love life. But Kate’s preference for nachos over men quickly disappears when she meets the oh-so-sexy Matt Lane.

Until she finds out he’s a cop.
Matt is a former cop-turned-private investigator, and he knows fear when he sees it. A cop clearly spooked Kate…or hurt her. Still, something about the gorgeous professor catches his attention, and despite his “no settling down” policy, he can’t resist her. But all of the attraction in the world won’t be enough to overcome Kate’s past…

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Chaos Mayhem #3 by Jamie Shaw

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Chaos book coverChaos Mayhem #3 by Jamie Shaw
Release date: July 21, 2015
Published by: Avon Impulse

Synopsis

From the moment she saw Shawn Scarlett perform at a school talent show, Kit Larson has loved two things: the guitar, and the gorgeous, green-eyed boy who inspired her to play. But one careless night in high school shatters her hope of ever being more than a notch on his bedpost.

Six years, two bands, and one mostly-mended heart later, Kit’s about to make her rock star dreams a reality as the new guitarist for Shawn’s band, The Last Ones to Know. He may not remember their reckless night together, but Kit has never forgotten… and she’s determined to make him eat his heart out.

The release of their new album means a month cooped up on a tour bus, sleeping inches away from the ridiculously sexy musician she’s never quite gotten over. And as Kit gets to know the real Shawn—not Shawn Scarlett, the rock god, the player—their attraction becomes too hot to resist. But the past is paved with secrets, and when they finally surface, Kit could lose everything: the band, the music, her dreams… and Shawn.

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About Jamie Shaw

Born and raised in South Central Pennsylvania, Jamie Shaw earned her M.S. in Professional Writing before realizing that the creative side of writing was her calling. An incurable night-owl, she spends late hours crafting novels with relatable heroines and swoon-worthy leading men. She’s a loyal drinker of white mochas, a fierce defender of emo music, and a passionate enthusiast of all things romance. She loves interacting with readers and always aims to add new names to their book boyfriend lists.

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Emma South Coming Home

Emma South coming backTitle: Coming Back by Emma South
Publication date: July 2nd 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

Synopsis:

Once, Christabelle Jayne defied death.  Learning to live and love again is going to be so much harder.

After being abducted and vanishing without a trace, she was presumed dead.  But Christie isn’t the kind of girl that goes down without a fight.  When she crawls out of the forest almost two years later, bruised and bleeding, she is confronted by a world that seems to have moved on and left her behind.

Dean Hawking returned to Warfields after a terrible tragedy on the job shook his faith in humanity.  The cop’s transfer home wasn’t the cure-all he hoped for until the best thing about it, the girl he loved since high school, Christie Jayne, turns up alive.

Their worlds are thrust together again for the first time in years.  Though still reeling from her ordeal, in Dean she finds a fathomless love that reminds her there are still beautiful things in the world. In Christie, he sees his chance at redemption…

Then Dean uncovers some startling information about Christie’s case, revealing that she might be in imminent danger, and their second chance at love will be put to the test when the full story of her escape is revealed.  Can there be any coming back from what she’s had to do?

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About Emma South

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I’m in my thirties and living in New Zealand. About 2 years ago I lost somebody very close to me. I was lucky in a way, I was given enough time to make a promise. My promise was that I would never forget our young and innocent love, and it’s a promise I intend to keep.

My writing is a way to help me keep that promise. I’ve always enjoyed writing but was forced into being ‘prudent’ and giving myself over to soul-crushing office work for the sake of a steady salary. Recent events forced me to re-evaluate my priorities and I decided to take a chance. I like to put little pieces of ‘us’ into my writing, from funny conversations we had, to apocalyptic arguments, to that special feeling you get when you hop into bed fully aware that your feet are freezing but your partner doesn’t kick you away.

Even though these things are set in fictional worlds and attached to fictional characters, in a way it feels like I’m doing something that will make our love live forever. If somebody reads one of my stories and likes a joke or sheds a tear, then our love has lived on, and I thank any readers I might have for that.

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