Friday, December 9, 2016

Cover Reveal: Face-Off at the Altar by Toni Aleo

Markus Reeves is sucking. Big-time. Toiling away on a minor-league hockey team hundreds of miles away from home, he's watching his dreams of an NHL career fade away. Add in the lingering guilt he has over the dramatic demise of his relationship with college girlfriend, Mekena, and he's a mess on and off the ice.

But the family of his heart, the Sinclairs, won't let Markus suffer any longer. When he arrives himself back in Nashville for a trial run on the Assassins, it feels like his life may be making a turn for the better. If only he could get Mekena to forgive him...

Mekena Preston has been hurting since fleeing Nashville following the horror of Markus's betrayal with her sister. Now a professional photographer, Mekena finds herself in the same place at the same time with Markus to celebrate Lucy and Benji Paxton's wedding. Neither of them has been able to move on—and they're starting to wonder if they really want to.

They're headed for a face-off at the altar unless they can confront their past and unearth the truth about what really happened on that fateful night.

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My name is Toni Aleo and I’m a total dork.
I am a wife, mother of two and a bulldog, and also a hopeless romantic.
I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!
When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughter’s dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, scrapbooking, and reading the latest romance novel.
I have a slight Disney and Harry Potter obsession, I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, I might have been a Disney Princess in a past life… probably Belle.
… and did I mention I love hockey?

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Release Blitz: Keep Us by Faith Andrews

Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Release Date: December 5, 2016

For the Grayson family the holidays have always been a time of togetherness.

Eat, drink, and be merry is their motto, but not this year . . .

With Marcus and Riley knee deep in their flourishing careers, their spouses, Tessa and Beck, have been decking the halls and dashing through the snow without support from the busy Grayson duo. A new baby is on the way for one of these ladies and she hasn’t even had the chance to tell the daddy; plans for a huge holiday feast are up in the air because priorities are out of whack; unexpected visitors and a bomb of a surprise from Mr. Grayson—it’s safe to say this holiday will be far from jolly.

Tempers are high, feelings are bruised, and it’s not something spiked eggnog can cure. Will Marcus and Riley make it home for the holidays or will Tessa and Beck be forced to ring in the New Year alone?

Release Blitz: Womanizer by Katy Evans

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Release Date: December 5th, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans comes a brand new contemporary romance. WOMANIZER is a full length standalone, and no other books in the series need to be read.
You've seen the headlines: Womanizing billionaire player! Watch out! Stay away!
We were just two strangers. Facing a forbidden attraction, a chemical connection. Neither of us expected or wanted it to amount to more.
But I had never been drawn to a guy the way I was drawn to this one: my brother's best friend, and CEO of the company where I interned.
Even knowing I should stay away, I proved to be too human, after all.
The chemistry was amazing.
The laughs were incredible.
I opened up to him in more ways than I'd opened up to anyone before.
But sex was as far as I'd go.
Just sex because he was too irresistible.
Just sex because I wouldn't be falling for him.
Just sex because I'd leave in three months, and I'd like for my brother not to kill me, and for nobody to find out he was my wicked little secret.
He wasn't the One.
He was just a womanizer.
But for a time, he would be mine.

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4.5 Loved It Stars!
Review by Lisa Kane 
Someone once told me when you cleaned out your closet it left room for new things to come into your life. 

I am a huge fan of Katy Evans' Manwhore series and loved Ladies Man. I wondered if Callen Carmichael would be getting his own book and Katy cleverly matched Tahoe Roth's  sister, Olivia with Callen. Tahoe scored an internship for her with Callen's company, Carma Inc. Callen might be easy going outside of the office, but he is a land shark when it comes to business. He's a multi-millionaire from taking over struggling companies and selling off the less profitable divisions and keeping the money makers for himself. Olivia is leaving her family in Texas and spending 3 months in New York working for Carma. She doesn't want Tahoe to ask Callen for anymore favors. She wants to learn all she can and take her new knowledge back to Texas with her. 

Callan Carmichael. I don't know him, even though he's apparently a close friend of my brother. When my brother moved to Chicago and I came to visit, he always told me to stay away from his friends. Now I'm old enough to work at one of their firms-Carma Inc. For the owner and CEO himself. 
Olivia might only be 22 but she has plans. And a blue print for those plans. She's going to work her ass off helping struggling companies turn themselves around. But first she has to learn how they get gobbled up by businesses like Carma so she can help them avoid that happening to them too. She has no time for romance, that's on hold until she's twenty-eight. Then she'll let Mr. Right in, by then she will have achieved what she wants to in business and she can focus on having a personal life then.
But on her first day at Carma she spies a gorgeous man up on the terrace smoking a cigarette. She's drawn to him and the two share a little conversation and some serious eye fucking. The best part of Olivia's day is on the terrace where she shares a few minutes with Hot Smoker Guy. Neither one of them knows who the other is-he thinks she's just another intern and she thinks he might work in the mail room. 
But of course ignorance may be bliss but it's short lived. Once they figure out who the other is, things change. Olivia is Callen's best friend's little sister. The one who is definitely off limits. Callen Carmichael is the womanizer that Olivia has heard about-the one who can't and won't commit.
So I slept with my boss. My boss's boss. Also my brother's friend. The guy who'd always been off-limits. The womanizer, everybody claims. I feel like puking. I almost wish I could puke already.  

There's an expiration date in place for their relationship. (Olivia is determined at the end of her internship she's going back to Texas, but I don't think her heart saw her well planned out blue print)  Callen-well he was quite the surprise. He seems to be more than a little obsessed with Olivia. Of the two of them, I'd say she is the one dragging her feet. 
"How many women have you slept with?" I ask.
"If you'd asked me two months ago, I'd say not enough."
"And now?"
"I don't know. It's starting to feel like enough from where I stand."

He might be the last man of their group still single, but I'm not sure how long that is going to last. 

"I don't know that I can love someone that deeply," he says. 
Most of her life Olivia's had a picture in her mind of where her life is going to go. If she lets Callen lead her down another path what does that mean for her? 

I had my whole life planned out, and Callen won't change his spots for a girl-there's a reason he's the last man standing. 
I simply adore the characters from this series-besides reading about Callan and Olivia's romance, getting glimpses of Rachel and Saint and their new addition, seeing Tahoe and Gina making long term plans for their future and getting a little insight into Wynn and Emmett's struggles to make it work-This series can't get any better. I'm just hoping Katy has no plans to stop writing about them! 
Love doesn't lie. Everything I've never known I wanted, I see in his eyes. 

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Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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Cover Reveal: Hate Story by Nicole Williams

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Nina can’t let herself fall in love with the man she’s going to marry. Both of them have experienced the sting and sham of love and have no intentions of falling victim to it twice. Love is expensive—hate is free.

Three years. A million dollars. A solution to both of their problems. They planned it all, from the story of their first meeting to the date of their divorce. Nothing could go wrong.

But what they didn’t consider was chemistry, and Nina and Max have no shortage of it. After too many near-kisses, Nina convinces herself that hating Max is better than loving him, and the more she gets to know this soon-to-be-husband of hers, the more she discovers just how very much she truly, madly, and deeply . . . hates him.

This isn’t a love story. This is the other kind.

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Nicole Williams is the New York Times and USATODAY bestselling author of contemporary and young adult romance, including the Crash and Lost & Found series. Her books have been published by HarperTeen and Simon & Schuster in both domestic and foreign markets, while she continues to self-publish additional titles. She is working on a new YA series with Crown Books (a division of Random House) as well. She loves romance, from the sweet to the steamy, and writes stories about characters in search of their happily even after. She grew up surrounded by books and plans on writing until the day she dies, even if it’s just for her own personal enjoyment. She still buys paperbacks because she’s all nostalgic like that, but her kindle never goes neglected for too long. When not writing, she spends her time with her husband and daughter, and whatever time’s left over she’s forced to fit too many hobbies into too little time.
Nicole is represented by Jane Dystel, of Dystel and Goderich Literary Agency.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Blog Tour: A Veil of Vines by Tillie Cole

To most people, princes, princesses, counts and dukes are found only in the pages of the most famous of fairytales. Crowns, priceless jewels and gilded thrones belong only in childhood dreams.
But for some, these frivolous fancies are truth.
For some, they are real life.
On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, people have always treated me as someone special. All because of my ancestral name and legacy. All because of a connection I share to our home country’s most important family of all.
I am Caresa Acardi, the Duchessa di Parma. A blue blood of Italy. I was born to marry well. And now the marriage date is set.
I am to marry into House Savona. The family that would have been the royals had Italy not abolished the monarchy in 1946. But to the aristocrats of my home, the abolition means nothing at all.
The Savonas still hold power where it counts most.
In our tight-knit world of money, status and masked balls, they are everything and more.
And I am soon to become one of them.
I am soon to become Prince Zeno Savona’s wife…
… or at least I was, until I met Achille.
And everything changed.


4 stars

When we're born, we also have the other half of us, our split-apart, waiting for us out there in the world. Not everyone will find theirs. 

Caresa Acardis is the Duchessa di Parma. She may be the darling of Manhattan but she must do the expected thing and marry a real life prince in Italy. Only the prince she is to marry, is Zeno Savona. He is known as the infamous Playboy Prince of Tuscany. There is a world that exists for those that are born of royal blood, that must of us are not familiar with-but those privileged few are required to carry on the traditions of hundreds of years. 

"We all pretend that we live in castles made of stone, but in reality they are made of sand, one bluster of wind away from crumbling into the sea...

Caresa is to travel to Italy and is set to begin a three month courtship with Zeno. A courtship to see if they are suitable. A wedding will take place on New Year's Eve. 

Zeno and Caresa are very different people, both with a sense of responsibility but both hold very different views of the world. Caresa tries to find her place in this new world and along the way meets Achille Marchesi, the tender to the Bella Collina merlot vineyards. He is shy and unassuming and yet there is something about him that speaks to her. 

"You care so much," she whispered, so quietly I almost didn't catch her words. She blinked twice. "All of this, what you have created, what you achieve each's....breathtaking. More than inspiring, your grace and devotion is...majestic." 

A Veil of Vines reads like a good Italian drama-it's full of passion and heartbreak and suspense. Just like a vine, it twists and turns and takes the reader down a path unexpected but one that is necessary. 

"I have lived in the shadows for too long."

Caresa has always dreamt of her wedding...the one where she will wed her prince. Now that this reality is upon her, will she find that it is all she has always wanted? 

My dress will be beautiful and white, and I will have a super long veil decorated with pretty silk vines, just like Mama had at your wedding. 

I love a royal romance and A Veil of Vines is rich with a gorgeous palette of color and landscapes. In my mind's eye I can picture the rich soil, the green vines and the plump grapes just ripe for picking. Readers won't have any problem picturing themselves walking along the vineyard, basking in a gorgeous sunny day, drinking in the story as it unfolds. 

"I will live every day to make you happy and, if you let me, will never be without you from this day on."


As my papa’s G5 began its descent, I looked out of the window beside me and waited for the plane to break through the clouds. I held my breath, body tense, then suddenly the burnt-orange remnants of daylight flooded the plane, bathing the interior with a soft, golden glow. I inhaled deeply. Italia.
Fields and fields of green and yellow created a patchwork quilt below, rolling hills and crystal-blue lakes stretching as far the eye could see. I smiled as a sense of warmth ran through me.
It was the most beautiful place on earth.
Sitting back in my wide cream leather chair, I closed my eyes and tried to prepare myself for what was coming. I was flying to Florence airport, from where I would be swiftly taken to the Palazzo Savona estate just outside of the city.
I would meet Prince Zeno.
I had met him twice before—once when I was four, of which I had no memory, and again when I was ten. The interaction we’d had as children had been brief. If I was being honest, I had found Zeno to be arrogant and rude. He had been thirteen at the time and not at all interested in meeting a ten-year-old girl from America.
Neither of us had known at the time that that our betrothal had been agreed upon two years prior. It turned out that the trip my papa had taken to Umbria when I was eight was to secure a forever-bond between the Savonas and the Acardis. King Santo and my father had planned for their only children to marry. They were already joined in business; Zeno’s arranged marriage to me would also strengthen both families’ place in society.
I thought back on my New York farewell of nine hours ago and sighed. My parents had driven me to the private hangar and said their goodbyes. My mama cried—her only child was leaving her for a new life. My papa, although sad to see me go, beamed at me with the utmost pride. He had held me close and whispered, “I have never been more proud of you than I am right now, Caresa. Savona Wines’ stock has plummeted since Santo’s death. This union will reassure all the shareholders that our business is still strong. That we are still a stable company with Zeno at the helm.”
I had given him a tight smile and boarded the plane with a promise that they would see me before the wedding. And that had been that.
I was to marry Zeno, and I hadn’t protested even once. I imagined to most modern-day women living in New York, the process of arranged marriages sounded positively medieval, even barbaric. For a blue blood, it was simply a part of life.
King Santo Savona died two months ago. The shareholders of his many Italian vineyards, the stakeholders in Savona Wines, had expected his son, Zeno, to immediately step up and take charge. Instead, Zeno had plunged himself into the party scene even harder than before—and that was quite a feat. Within weeks my papa had flown out to Umbria to see what could be done.
The answer: our imminent union

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Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.

Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.

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