Friday, May 31, 2019

Cover Reveal: What We Do in the Night by Stylo Fantome






Title: What We Do in the Night

Series: Day to Night Duet #1
Author: Stylo Fantôme
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotic Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Release Date: June 21, 2019





Blurb


Just five months ago, Valentine O'Dell started
working at a very special kind of nightclub – one where you can dance the night
away, or live out your greatest fantasy. She's learned to lose herself to her
nights, forgetting all her day time woes as she charms every man she meets.
It's easy enough to do when she doesn't let her feelings get involved.

Then Ari Sharapova walks in and changes
everything.

Working for his father's law firm has left Ari
with very little control over his life, so when he sees Valentine for the first
time, he sees a girl who is desperate for someone to take care of her. To take
over her. So what he can't get for himself in the day time, he'll simply take
for himself at night. But when power struggles lead to real feelings, who's
actually controlling whom?

Some relationships are better left in the
dark.





Excerpt

When Valentine got to the ladies room, she all but fell
through the door. A bathroom attendant jumped out of her chair, asking if she
was alright.
“I'm fine,” she groaned. “Just bumped into a blonde
nightmare.”
“Oh,” the attendant laughed. “One of those, huh?”
“Rich people are the worst,” Val growled, moving to lean
against a sink. “You know? They just think they can talk to you however they
want. Screw them.”
“I couldn't agree more.”
She was ready to go off on another tangent, but then the
door burst open once again. Ari strode into the room, startling both of them.
“Sir, this is the -” the attendant started.
Leave,” he ordered her, though his eyes never left
Valentine's.
The attendant looked unsure for a moment. Val rolled her
eyes, but she eventually nodded her head, signaling that it was okay. The
attendant nodded back, then demurely left the room.
“A little dramatic,” Val said once the door had shut.
“What the fuck do you think you're doing?” he demanded.
She belatedly realized he was angry. Ari was very, very
angry. She glanced around the room.
“Well, I was gonna pee – I thought this was the best place
to do it,” she tried to joke. His glare grew even more severe and he loomed
over her.
“What are you doing here? At this restaurant? With
that piece of shit out there?” he clarified. Her jaw dropped.
“Uh, excuse me, I think you'll find that your ex is
the only piece of shit here,” she informed him. “You should've told her not to
come where she isn't wanted.”
“Don't you ever tell me what to do. Now explain yourself.”
Explain myself?” Valentine laughed loudly and
stepped away from the sink, not wanting him to have the power position of
leaning over her. “Excuse me, but I'm not your girlfriend. I don't have to
explain anything to you.”
“No, you're my property, and as such there are rules
you must abide by,” he growled. “Rules we both agreed upon.”
So much of what he'd just said was messed up, but she
decided to save most of it for later and tackle what exactly it was that had
him so pissed off right now.
“That's why you're upset?” she asked. “Because of the guy
I'm having dinner with? Because of Ralph?
“I'm upset because you're breaking the rules. I paid a lot
of money for you – I won't tolerate insubordination.”
“You paid a lot of money for my time,” Val corrected
him. “So screw you, Ari, I'm not breaking shit.”
“I told you in the beginning,” he started. “No other
'clients' – no picking anyone else up at your club. And I don't believe for one
second you met Ralph out there on Tinder, or at the laundromat, or at school,
or wherever, so he must be a client. What the fuck.
Oh my god, he's jealous. Jeez, you fuck a guy a couple
times and suddenly he thinks he owns you.
Yet still, somewhere deep down in her chest, her heart began
to beat faster.
“Yes, he's a client,” Val snapped. “But I didn't break any rules.
I agreed to a dinner date with him before I met you, it's been set up
for weeks now, I'm just fulfilling a deal. My world doesn't revolve around you,
Ari.”
“It had better fucking start to.”
“Are you kidding?” she asked. “You're mad? How do you
think I feel, seeing you here with friends and not being able to acknowledge
you, and then having your evil ex talk to me like that, like she's still with
you?”
“Deal with it – you knew what you were signing up for.”
Val was pretty sure steam was about to shoot out of her
ears.
“I signed up to give you exclusive rights to my time,” she
growled. “Not to be verbally abused by your bitchy ex-girlfriend, and not to be
treated like some contractually obligated whore.”
“If the contract fits.”
Valentine slapped him before she could stop herself,
shocking both of them.
“Don't you ever talk to me like that again!” she hissed. Ari
stared down at her, his blue eyes ablaze with anger, that errant lock of hair
falling across his forehead once again.
“I'll talk to you however I want. Don't ever fucking hit me
again.”
She let out a frustrated shriek, then she slapped him again
before pounding her hands against his chest. He struggled to grab hold of her
arms, shoving her across the room and slamming her up against the wall by the
door. He pinned her wrists near her head, then they glared at each other, both
their chests heaving, both their hearts raging.
He's the worst.
She was suddenly kissing him. Or he was kissing her. It was
impossible to tell – they were no longer two separate entities. He let go of
her wrists and she immediately started clawing at the front of his blazer,
trying to pull it apart. His left hand went around her throat, gently
squeezing, while his right hand went to her exposed thigh, rubbing the outside
of it.
“This dress,” Ari gasped against her. “Jesus, when I saw it
…”
“When I put it on tonight, I thought of you,” Valentine
spoke quickly, finally undoing the button and pushing her hands inside his
jacket.
I want to fucking rip it off of you.
“God, yes, I want that, too,” she groaned, dragging her
nails down his back, wishing her hands were against his skin.
Then his tongue was back between her lips, just as
aggressive as always. He didn't just take a taste when he kissed – Ari made a
whole meal of her mouth, and she loved being devoured.






Author Bio


Crazy woman
from a remote location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a
necessity!), I have been writing since ... forever? Yeah, that sounds about
right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball - I also see
shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I'm
clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.

I like dogs
more than I like most people, and I don't trust anyone who doesn't drink. No, I
do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the
year, there's your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair - both a
curse and a blessing - and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can't
understand me.

Yeah. I
think that about sums me up.


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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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The Moth and the Flame by B.B. Reid

Release Date: May 20, 2019

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The Moth and the Flame, the second romantic standalone in the When Rivals Play series by B.B. Reid.

THE FLAME
Here lies Louchana Valentine. She was a homeless, orphaned virgin.
I never cared what my gravestone would say until I landed in deep with a powerful gangster. Lucky for me, my best friend happens to be ruthless too. I should feel guilty that he’s forced to turn on the man who’s been a father to him. Except I’ve always known that Wren’s soul wasn’t as black as he claimed.
He was good.
He was beautiful.
He was mine.
He just didn’t know it yet.
And with Wren keeping me safe, I’ve got time left to rewrite the end of my story. But if he has his way, virgin is already carved in stone.

THE MOTH
I’ve never known anyone as alluring as Lou. Or as frustrating. Since the night she saved my life and stole my wallet for her troubles, I couldn’t stay away.
She became my onus.
My light.
My…anyway.
With nowhere to run, I’m forced to trust someone I never expected. At least with Lou safe in Blackwood Keep—far away from me—I’ll die with my conscience intact. Because she no longer looks at me with friendship in her eyes. Those iridescent blues shine with a different need entirely, and I’ve never been able to deny her.
It is strongly advised that you read The Peer and the Puppet before diving into The Moth and the Flame. Content suitable for ages 18+.

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Excerpt:
Lou didn’t awaken when I climbed through her window, weary and angry, late the following night. My prediction had come true. I’d gone back to Blackwood Keep, and against my better judgment, I confronted Danny Boy.

Or rather Ever McNamara.

Heir to a multibillion-dollar hotel empire.

And the only son of Thomas McNamara.

Surprisingly, what bothered me most wasn’t Danny Boy or his double life. Something about his father had seemed familiar to me. As if I’d known him in another lifetime.

I shook my head as I toed off the black and white striped Adidas Lou had picked out, swearing the sneakers almost made me look normal. I snorted, and with a moan, she shifted in her sleep causing the sheet covering her lower half to slip dangerously low. Before I could rethink it, I ran my fingers over the curve of her naked hip now bare to me. Thoughts of Ever McNamara fled to the recesses of my mind as I marveled at the smoothness of her skin.

It was a surprising contrast to her hardened demeanor, but I always knew it was a front. She was a pillar, no doubt standing tall and appearing strong, but one day, her cracked foundation would crumble, and I’d make damn sure I was around to pick up the pieces.

Even if she didn’t want me to be.

There were times when she didn’t appreciate just how seriously I took my role as her best friend. She claimed I acted like her father rather than her friend. If that was what she called making sure no one ever hurt her again, then sure—I’d daddy the fuck out of her.

Another moan slipped from her lips when my fingers reach the edge of her frilly blue panties, but this time, it was the sound of my name on her lips. For a second, I panicked, thinking she’d caught me perving on her, but when her even breaths continued, I realized she was still very much out of it, and a smile slowly formed as my fingers dipped lower.

“What are you dreaming right now, Lou?”

Her breath seemed to catch as I continued to toy with the seam of her panties.

“Are you dreaming of me?”

She sighed in response.

“You are, aren’t you?”

A low whine escaped her.

“I know what you’re after, little Valentine. I’ve known all along.” We both seemed to stop breathing when my fingers dipped beneath her panties and I felt her smooth skin. “How can you be sure you can handle me when I haven’t even kissed you yet?” I swallowed, cursing myself but then decided to allow myself honesty. At least this once.

She was writhing now, attempting to relieve the ache I knew was building, but we both knew it was useless. Nothing short of getting me inside her would ever do.

“You want to come.” It wasn’t a question but a statement of fact. “But you don’t get to come. You’ve been bad, Lou. This is how I’ll punish you.” I freed my fingers from her panties and stepped back. As if I’d snapped my fingers, breaking her from my spell, she jackknifed from the bed, breathing hard and looking around in confusion. When her gaze pierced the dark and found me, I remain perfectly still, my hands already in my pockets, pretending my fingers weren’t burning with the memory of her soft skin.

“Wren?”

My eyebrow rose. “You expecting someone else?”








Our 4 Star Review!!
Review by Lisa Kane


She is the flame, he is the moth-each prisoner to the pull that the other feels.

Lou is homeless and lives on the streets at 15. Wren does bad things, and is wise beyond his years. The moment these characters meet-the reader feels the chemistry-that's the moment that seals their fate.Neither one of them will be able to resist whatever this is-they have no business being together but they become friends.

Listen, I've said this before about BB Reid's books. You have to pay attention to all that is going on. This is a meaty, lengthy book and it demands your attention. If you let your mind wander you are going to miss something crucial and then when something is connected to that part, don't blame me!

If you haven't gotten the gist of what I'm saying it's this-both The Peer and the Puppet and The Moth and the Flame are complicated stories. Complicated doesn't mean long winded and boring-it's means the author has invested a ton of time with stories that weave and curve and never fail to prove you wrong.

Wren and Lou are likable characters-even if I didn't always agree with Wren's actions and Lou could be immature. I like that the story takes place over several years and isn't rushed. Expect some crumbs to be scattered to set the stage for the next book.

Great series!





About B.B. Reid:

B.B. Reid is a bestselling author of new adult romance. She grew up the only daughter and middle child in a small town in North Carolina. After graduating with a Bachelors in Finance, she started her career at an investment research firm while continuing to serve in the National Guard. She currently resides in Charlotte with her moody cat and enjoys collecting Chuck Taylors and binge-eating chocolate.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Blog Tour: Five-Minute Life by Emma Scot

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A Five-Minute Life by Emma Scott
Release Date: May 16th, 2019


A Five-Minute Life, an all-new standalone new adult romance by International bestselling author Emma Scott.
Thea Hughes has five minutes to live.
A car accident stole her parents and left her with the second-worst documented case of amnesia in the world. She now has only minutes of experiences, of consciousness, of life…before her memory is wiped clean. The once effervescent artist with a promising future is reduced to scribbling with pens and paper, living an empty, quiet life, three hundred seconds at a time.
Jim Whelan is on autopilot.
A foster kid shuffled around the system since birth, he’s lived his entire life without knowing love…and it’s taken its toll—until he learned to fight back, carry his armor, and keep his head down.
Working as an orderly in the Blue Ridge Sanitarium, deep in Virginia countryside, Jim looked up…and found Thea.
When Thea has the chance to break free of her five-minute prison with a risky, experimental surgery, it could lead them both to an epic love they never thought possible… or one that could require the ultimate sacrifice.
A stand-alone, new adult romance.






5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

AFML Cover.jpgEmma Scott has done it again!! I don't think that there is a book of hers that I did not love.  Ms. Scott knows how write a unique story that feels so real.  A stay that will tug and pull on your heart strings. It will make you just feel.  Characters that you adore, some you may not like as much, and a story that will suck you in from the very first sentence. That is exactly how I would describe A Five-Minute Life!!

Thea had so much going for her.  She was so full of life, happy, smart ad beautiful young woman.  She's a brilliant artist who has one more year left of college and a bvatifufil life ahead of her./ until a tragic accident takes not only her parents but her memory as well.  She has a amnesia but not that type that we are all used to reading about.  No this was different.  Thea doesn't remember anything after the accident. He brain resets after five minutes, so any interaction she has in those moments is completely gone.  It's as if she wakes up all over again.  For the lat two years she has lost so much of her life and there is no way that she will ever get it back.  

Jimmy has had hard life, going from one foster home to the next.  He was bullied in school, abused at home and has never felt that he deserves to be loved.  When he meets Thea he is completely taken by her.  He just got a job working at the hospital that she is a patient at.  He sees her, really sees her in a way that no one else has.  He vows to help her and protect, but in doing so he needs to make sure he doesn't cross any lines.  While everyone seems to have gave up on Thea or any hope of her getting better, he hasn't and he never will.  Fighting for her will not be easy, with obstacles in his way, mainliner site.  But for Thea he will try.  Is there really hope for her?

I loved this book.  I love the storyline and how unique it as.  This book tore at my heart strings.  It made me sad for Thea and James.  It's that book where you truly wonder how they will find their happily ever after. With all that Thea is going through is it possible?   But you hold onto hope, because there is no way that Thea and Jame cannot find the happiness they both deserve in the end.  

I adored Jimmy and Thea.  I love the moments they shared even if hey wee short ones.  He brought life to Thea eve if she couldn't remember it.  And she changed his life in so many ways, made him believe!!  

Ms. Scott has once again completely captured me with her writing.  She writes with so much passion and you can feel the emotions with every word written on each page.  You feel like you are a part of their world, like you are experiencing life with these characters.  I hurt with them and for them.  I wanted to at times shake Thea's sister and make her see what she tried so hard not to see.  I too wanted to protect and fight for Thea and James and never lost hope.  Another beautifully written book from Emma Scott.  



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“Marc Antony,” I said and nodded at her drawing. “Part of your Egyptian studies?”
Thea leaned her cheek on her folded hands like she was warming herself before a fire. “Marc Antony is part of the romance. A love story with Cleopatra. He went to war for her. Died for her. When they told her he was dead, she put her hand in a basket with an asp. Can you imagine? Loving someone so much that the thought of life without them is too unbearable?”

“No,” I said. “I can’t.”

Her gaze dropped to my hand on the table and her fingers reached to trace the scars on my knuckles.

These tell a story, don’t they?” She traced one of the fine lines. “You put your hand in with the snakes, too.”

I nodded slowly, savoring the feel of her warm skin on mine. “So the bullies would leave me alone.”

“And did they?”

“Eventually.”

“I’m glad.” She put her hand in mine completely, her fingers wrapping around and holding tight. “I’m being too… something. Personal. Delia would throw a fit, but I feel like…”

“Like what, Thea?”

“Like I have to hold on to this moment, you know? Or you… I don’t even know you and yet I don’t want to stop talking to you.” Her hand squeezed mine. “I don’t care if you have a stutter, but please keep talking to me, Jimmy. Okay?”

My mouth went dry at the nameless desperation in her eyes.

Jesus, does she know she’s trapped? She can’t. Impossible…

“I won’t,” I said. “I’ll talk to you every day. I promise.”

Thea breathed a small sigh of relief and released my hand. “Thank you, Jimmy. That makes me feel better.”

With a final smile—a parting smile, I realized—she took up her pen and then froze.

She’s resetting.

Confusion passed over her features. She looked up at me, flinching a little to see a big man in close proximity. I instantly leaned back to give her space.

“How long has it been?” she asked.

“Two years,” I said, my voice hardly more than a whisper. “But the doctors are working on your case.”

“Yes, they are.” She smiled hesitantly and found my nametag. “I’m Thea Hughes.”

Seven. Seven times now.

“Jim Whelan,” I said.

She offered her hand. Again. I took it robotically, enduring her one-pump shake. Again. Her fingers didn’t linger in mine but released immediately, the way you do with a stranger. Again.

“Nice to meet you, Jim Whelan.”

Fuck. I can’t do this.

I rose to my feet. “I have to get to work.”

Her face fell. “Oh. Bummer. Will I see you again?”

I could promise her I would, but she wouldn’t remember. There was no promise. I could tell her the sky was falling or my name was Abraham Lincoln and she wouldn’t know the damn difference. It’d vanish, like every other word we’d ever spoken to each other. I vanished every time her reset hit and was recreated over again in Thea’s eyes. I could be whatever I wanted; whomever I wanted. And yet she was the one woman I might’ve had a chance to be myself with.

The terrible irony of it was like copper in my mouth.

“Sure, Miss Hughes,” I said. “I’ll see you tomorrow.”


About Emma:

Emma Scott is a bestselling author of emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy emotionally-charged stories that rip your heart out and put it back together again, with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy her novels.

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Blog Tour: Broken Beats by D. Kelly


We are thrilled to be bringing you the release of BROKEN BEATS by D. Kelly. Lovers of single dad romance won't want to miss this one - be sure to grab your copy today!





About BROKEN BEATS

Darren
Single father
Widower
Retired
Three things I never thought I’d be by thirty, yet all my daily reality.
This is not the life I would have chosen, but it’s the hand I’ve been dealt.
I love my daughter.
I loved Belle.
I’m not interested in more heartache.
Relationships are a thing of the past.
Until I meet her -
She’s the awakening I desperately need, but one I’m not sure I deserve.
Haddie
Everything happens for a reason.
Time heals all wounds.
You’re too young to give up on love.
They say that, but they’re wrong.
My world crumbled forever when my fiancé died.
Then I met him
He’s flawed in the same ways.
Broken in the same places.
Scared of the same things.
He looks at me like I’m his salvation.
And I want to be, but an open heart means risking a broken one.


4.5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

I loved this book.  I could not wait to read Darren’s book but at the same time I knew it would make me sad.  I loved Darren from the prior books and knew how heartbroken he was. D. Kelly did not disappoint.  I fell more in love with Darren Miller.  From the moment I started this book until the very end, I was completely submerged back in their world. It was like catching up with old friends that you love an adore. This is Darren and Haddie’s story, but we also see all the characters that we love, because they too are very important in Darren’s life.

Darren has lost the love of his life in a car accident.  He is still grieving and trying to move on but it’s not that easy. He misses and love Belle and has a tendency to drown his pain in alcohol and woman.  But he knows that now is the time.  He has always been there for his daughter and always put her first, but the drinking and the random one-night stands need to stop. At a bar one night he meets Haddie and is taken by her immediately.   But getting close to her, proves to be a little harder than he expected.  She’s not like the girls he has been with.  She is not a one-night stand kind of girl, but that’s ok, because for the first time in a long time since he lost Belle, he feels something more when it comes to Haddie.  

Haddie has lost someone a well and it’s been a long time since she has been with anyone. She certainly feels the connection between her and Darren, but she also isn’t ready to jump into a relationship so quickly.  But Darren Miller is very hard to resist.  They take things slow and decide to see where this goes.  She has her walls up, and is, in her own way still grieving.  Will they both be able to move on and find happiness again. 

I adored the two of them. Darren Miller is everything!!!  He is sexy, sweet, loving an amazing father and I loved how much he cared for Haddie.  How he took things at her pace, how he saw her in a way that she couldn’t even see herself. This book was fantastic!!  I loved that we still got to see our favorite characters, especially Sawyer and Mel. The kids were adorable, and Darren’s relationship with his daughter will make you melt. I cannot wait for Eli’s story.  

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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.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Review Tour: Eli's Triumph by Joanna Wylde




From New York Times Bestselling author Joanna Wylde comes ELI’S TRIUMPH, a new novella in her Reapers MC series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!




About ELI’S TRIUMPH:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Joanna Wylde comes a new story in her Reapers MC series…

Peaches Taylor spent the last seven years slinging drinks and dodging drunks at the Starkwood Saloon. Some might call it a dead end job, but to her it was an investment—another six months, and she’d have enough money to buy the place.

Life would've been perfect if Eli hadn’t come home.

Eli King is ready to settle down. He stood by his brothers when they needed him, paying the price for their freedom with his own. Now it’s time to claim his reward—the Starkwood Saloon. He’s got the cash to buy the bar, the skills to run it, and just one person standing between him and his dream: Peaches Taylor.

She’s been driving him crazy since they were kids, and not in the good way. When she was six, she shoved a spider down his pants. When he was ten, he locked her in a closet overnight. Then she hot-wired his car at seventeen, and things got ugly…

They’re adults now, and the Starkwood isn’t a toy to fight over—it’s the hill they’ll die on. No prisoners. No compromises. No mercy.

Peaches Taylor and Eli King are going to war.

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4 Stars
Review by Lisa Kane

If Joanna Wylde has written it, I've read it. She's one of my MC queens and I bow down to her over the top, make you or break you hero's.

Eli King has just gotten out of prison after serving five years for a crime he didn't commit. He had his reasons for taking the rap, and now he's finally going to get his reward. His uncle Gus, is selling him the Starkwood Saloon.

Peaches Taylor has been running the Starkwood Saloon for years. Two years ago, she and Gus had a talk about her buying the bar. At the end of the year, in six months time, the bar will be hers.

Hmm....I think we got trouble in River City with a capital T.

I knew Gus had talked to her lasts year about buying him out, and she was gonna be pissed when she learned that I was taking her place. Again. 

Again? See when Peaches was a kid, Gus was her momma's boyfriend. She was the apple of his eye. Up until his nephew Eli came to live with them. Then it was Eli and Gus. No time for Peaches.
Peaches should have known Gus would screw her over again.

Things would never be the same between us again, because Mom had been right about him. 
I'd be damned if I'd give him another chance to hurt me. 

Eli knows that owning the bar was Peaches' dream, but it's his dream too. Being a Reaper and owning the bar-that's all he wants. Well, that and a feisty woman who is hating his guts right about now.

"You always find a way to make it worse, don't you?"

Peaches might hate Eli, but all her life, she's wanted him.

Eli has a proposition for her.

"I need you here. I want you to manage the place. Officially. You're already doing all the work. Might as well have the title and authority." 

Two people who want each other but want their dream too. The same dream.

"Peaches, do you really think I want to take your dream away from you?" he asked. "I didn't plan for you to get hurt, but Gus promised me this bar a long time before he ever talked to you about it. I have dreams, too."

Peaches and Eli have a lifetime of history. Always at each other's throats. Never getting what they really want from each other.

Will that ever change or will they both call truce and have what they both want?

"You know, it turns me on when you're mad enough to call me names,"I said, which was true. Her eyes had reclaimed their sparkle, and her cheeks were flushed. 
"You're like a two-year-old."
"And yet you keep coming back for more, "I pointed out. 

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I’d earned this bar, paid for it with five long years in prison, holding my tongue and taking the punishment for a crime that wasn’t mine. Gus owed me for that alone. The fact that he’d get a cash payout was just a bonus at this point.
No reason for me to feel guilty. And that was the truth.
Still, I could see how much this sucked for Peaches. She’d put in time, too. Time and good faith. Riling her up was a blast, but I’d never wanted her hurt. Not for real. I cared about the girl. Cared about her a lot. 
Too much.
Gus had been weak. I loved my uncle, but he’d f*cked this one up big time. She deserved better from him—and from me. I should be in there with them. Decision made, I reached for the door. 
“Getout! Get the f*ck out of here, you lying bastard!”
The door burst open, and Gus stumbled out, walking backward. I caught his arm and steadied him as the slab slammed shut again. I heard the heavy bolt sliding shut, locking us out. My uncle looked at me, then sighed. 
“Actually went better than I expected.”
“Glad I don’t have to deal with hiding a body.”
“Not yet,” he replied, then sighed again. “She’s not a happy camper. Probably should’ve warned her that our plans might change once you got out.”
“Why didn’t you? Would’ve been a lot easier on her.”
“Guess I didn’t want her turning on me,”my uncle admitted, surprising me with his honesty. “I knew she’d hate me for it. God, but I miss her mom. Saw her in town a couple weeks ago. It’s been twenty years, and Glory still won’t even look at me.”
Raw pain filled his eyes. I cleared my throat, uncomfortable. F*ck. I didn’t like this. Didn’t like my girl hurting, and didn’t like having to see my uncle like this. 
Didn’t like knowing I was part of it. 
A loud thump came from behind the door, breaking the moment. There was a crash, and then some kind of tearing noise. Shit.
Some women pouted when they got upset. 
Others cried. 
Peaches had always skipped that part, moving straight to revenge. Another crash. This one so hard that the door rattled. I pictured her all pissed off in there, those glorious t*ts of hers straining against the front of her low-cut black Starkwood Saloon shirt. My c*ck twitched. Christ, she was hot when she got angry. 
Her cheeks would be flushed, and she’d run her fingers through that wild, dark hair of hers in frustration. 
Total sex hair.







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About Joanna Wylde:

Joanna Wylde started her writing career in journalism, working in two daily newspapers as both a reporter and editor. Her career has included many different jobs, from managing a homeless shelter to running her own freelance writing business, where she took on projects ranging from fundraising to ghostwriting for academics. During 2012 she got her first Kindle reader as a gift and discovered the indie writing revolution taking place online. Not long afterward she started cutting back her client list to work on Reaper’s Property, her breakout book. It was published in January 2013, marking the beginning of a new career writing fiction.

Joanna lives in the mountains of northern Idaho with her family.


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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Review Tour: On the Way Back by Ella Fox

Title: On the Way Back
Duet: The Retake Duet Book 2
Author: Ella Fox
Genre: Contemporary/2nd Chance Romance
Release Date: May 6, 2019


She believed she was too broken to stay.

He knew he loved her too much to ever let go.

Shaelyn was determined to set Garrett free after their lives were torn apart.

Garrett was just as determined to keep their marriage intact. 

One tragedy shattered Shaelyn's heart.

Another will break through her walls and remind her that each day is a gift.

On the way down, they spiraled apart.

On the way back, they'll find that broken hearts still hold hope.






4 Stars
Review by Lisa Kane

I have been waiting for Shaelyn and Garrett's story after On the Way Down left us dangling on a big old cliff.

These books are not stand alones, and you would be totally lost without haven't read the first book.

Despite numerous odds, it seemed like Shaelyn and Garrett would have it all-a life together, fame, money and most of all a family. When they suffered an unspeakable loss, Shaelyn totally shut down and made it clear that she was going it alone without Garrett.

Garrett has never, for one minute considered his marriage over. Shaelyn may have instigated the divorce, but Garrett has found the woman he wants to spend his life with and he takes his vows seriously.

We were trapped in the gray space tragedy left in its wake, and I didn't know how to get us out.

Since we have both POV's, we have insight into both their pain. Garrett relies on those around him for strength, whereas Shaelyn coils her feelings and grief tightly within herself.

When it came down to sinking or swimming, I sank, which gave you-and everyone else around me-no option but to take over and treat me like a fragile flower. 

There is truth to the old adage that sometimes one has to hit rock bottom in order to begin to heal. One tool that helps Shaelyn to recover is therapy. Hard truths must be faced. When she thinks she can't hurt anymore than she does, she finds that there is a certain beauty in pain, feeling that hurt means she is still alive. Shaelyn does a lot of growing up in this story.

Make no mistake, there are some parts of this book that will make your eyes wet. There are raw, intimate moments that will rip right into your gut. I live for these kinds of books, the ones that take you into a different world. That make you feel things, that make you experience what the characters feel, that take you away.

I choose you. I choose life. I choose love-our love-and I'm going to fight my way back to you. 













USA Today Bestselling Author Ella Fox has learned a bunch of stuff along the way but the most important of all those things is that anything is possible when you try. In 2012 she took a big leap of faith and published her first book, Broken Hart. Since then she’s written fifteen more full-length books and several novellas– and every one is a reminder that you can live your dream as long as you work for it.


Ella’s favorite things are music, movies, traveling, The Foo Fighters and, of course, reading. This isn’t a surprise considering the fact that her mom is USA Today Bestselling Author Suzanne Halliday.





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