Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Release Blitz: Changing Fate by Leigh Ann Lunsford





Release Blitz
Title: Changing Fate
Series: Endgame Series #5
Release Date: June 26, 2017


Synopsis:


Caden Monroe loved the game of baseball. Until one rogue swing of a bat took it all. 

His memory. 

His best friend. 

His Picasso. 

Struggling to remember the past . . . trying to build a future . . . it forces his true love to flee. 

He has a plan and calls in all the reinforcements he needs to implement it . . . the only question is . . . will she come home?

Avery Michaels is his endgame— but what happens when your past, present and future are at war with each other and you’re the one left alone? 


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4 stars
Review by Lisa Kane

If you've been reading The Endgame series, you've literally seen these characters grow from high school seniors to adults. Their friendships have been tested (usually by Emberlee!) but they are solid as a rock and loyal to the end. 

Changing Fate continues Caden and Avery's story that started in Fighting Fate. What a cliffy ending that was! Caden had his whole life changed with a blow from a baseball bat and he lost precious memories. But the most important loss-those of the years that he spent loving Avery. How much pain can a person take before they have to distance themselves from the one that is causing that pain?

I never thought I'd say this...but I could go forever-and a day-without speaking to them. Without seeing them. Without coming home.

Avery does what she has to-she needs to learn how to live without Caden. If he could forget her so easily then she must never have meant that much to him. Memories stay hidden for just so long and when they come rushing back in, Caden realizes the magnitude of his loss. It may not be his fault but he is to blame for Avery leaving. 

She's alone, believing her love isn't worth a thought-because of a fucking bat, my brain made her trust that. 

Changing Fate is the story of a man determined to get back what he lost. Will Avery move past this and forgive or will she keep walking the path that moves her life in a different direction?

I have to admit, the last few chapters of this story were my favorite. When you invest hours into a series and come to know characters so intimately, reading about their children and their futures gives you such closure. Of course, the possibility of a spin off series about the next generation is a bonus! 

"Forever. I may not have remembered our present, but damn it, I've loved you since I knew what love was."



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Other Books by Leigh Ann Lunsford:


Endgame Series Box Set 1-3 (Playing Fate, Kismet, Karma)
Fighting Fate (Book 4 Endgame Series)
Karma (Book 3 Endgame Series)
Kismet (Book 2 Endgame Series)
Playing Fate (Book 1 Endgame Series)
Embracing Emma Companion to Brise
Bellissimo Fortuna (Book 1 in The Family Trilogy)
Bellissimo Lotta (Book 2 in The Family Trilogy)
Bellissimo Rilascio (Book 3 in The Family Trilogy)


Author Bio:

Leigh Ann Lunsford is stay at home mom turned author. She writes Romance/New Adult and loves her happily ever after in all books and movies. She lives with her husband, son, and four dogs in Fleming Island, Florida. When she isn’t writing or reading you can find her stuck in front of really bad reality shows or watching Sons of Anarchy. Leigh Ann has a filthy mouth and a huge amount of sarcasm that knows no end. She hopes to give the voices in her head an outlet with many more novels to come. 




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Cover Reveal: The Darkest Sunrise by Aly Martinez



Today we are sharing the incredible covers for The Darkest Sunrise Duet by Aly Martinez. Check them out below, along with the blurbs for each title. The first book in this contemporary romance duet will be released on July 13th! Be sure to follow Aly's newsletter to be notified when the books are up for pre-order.








The Darkest Sunrise (The Darkest Sunrise Duet, #1)

Coming July 13


Synopsis:

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.

Whoever coined that phrase is a bald-faced liar. Words are often the sharpest weapon of all, triggering some of the most powerful emotions a human can experience.

“You’re pregnant.”

“It’s a boy.”

“Your son needs a heart transplant.”

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.

Lies.

Syllables and letters may not be tangible, but they can still destroy your entire life faster than a bullet from a gun.

Two words—that was all it took to extinguish the sun from my sky.

“He’s gone.”

For ten years, the darkness consumed me.

In the end, it was four deep, gravelly words that gave me hope of another sunrise.

“Hi. I’m Porter Reese.”





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The Brightest Sunset (The Darkest Sunrise Duet, #2)

Coming July 27th


Synopsis:


Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.

Bullshit.

Words destroyed me.

“I’m sorry. She didn’t make it.”

“Daddy, he can’t breathe!”

“There’s nothing more we can do for your son.”

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.

Lies.

Those syllables and letters became my executioner. I told myself that, if I didn’t acknowledge the pain and the fear, they would have no power over me. But, as the years passed, the hate and the anger left behind began to control me.

Two words—that was all it took to plunge my life into darkness.

“He’s gone.”

In the end, it was four soft, silky words that gave me hope of another sunrise.

“Hi. I’m Charlotte Mills.”

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Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.




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Cover Reveal: Unfinished Business by Carina Adams

Title: Unfinished Business
Series: Bastards of Boston Novel 
Author: Carina Adams
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: July 26, 2017




The Bastards of Boston live in a world most don't understand. They follow their own rules, only accountable to each other, the innocents they protect, and the people they couldn't save.

As president of the Bastards MC, Robert Doyle is the man behind it all. It’s his responsibility to keep his club safe, to be the smartest man in the room, and be ten steps ahead of everyone. He’d give everything he had, and sell his soul to the devil, to protect the ones he loves.

Until Rocker comes face-to-face with the pain he thought he’d buried. Old wounds are ripped open. Revenge consumes him. Once again he’s the teenager desperate to avenge his daughter’s murder and nothing else matters.

He calls me his angel, but the halo I wear caught fire a long time ago. There is no line I won’t cross, no law I won’t break. I’ll do whatever it takes to save him. If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, I’ll happily burn.

When past and present collide, we’re in for one hell of a bumpy ride.




I felt my eyes widen. In my mind she was still just a girl, short and straight, all gangly arms and awkward movements that come with being a young teen. Somewhere over the last few years, she’d grown up.

I hesitated for a brief moment, stunned. This woman was nothing but trouble; tall, athletic, and beautiful enough to make even me notice her. For a moment I stared into her eyes, completely blown away. If I hadn’t known better, I would have sworn there was relief in those depths. Something I’d thought I’d lost stirred in my gut.

“Don’t touch me!” She sneered, trying to get free as I caught her and gripped her shoulders tightly. When she couldn’t break the hold, she glanced over my shoulder, her panic clear. “Where’s Matty?”

“Not here.”

“Let go!” She shoved at me again. “I need Matt, not you.”

"You're in my club, little girl." I growled back, pushing back anything but the irritation that my stress free night had gone to shit so quickly. "If you didn't want to see me, you should have stayed in that cushy little apartment I pay out the ass for."

Blue eyes narrowed as she tipped her head back and looked at me. Seeing my shiner, she raised an eyebrow, her nose wrinkled in disgust. "Someone finally gave you the beating you deserved? Sorry I wasn't here for that."

The strong scent of alcohol on her breath made me clench my fists. She winced as my fingers dug into her flesh, and it took every ounce of self restraint I had to loosen my grip. I took a deep breath and tried to control my rage. “You’ve been drinking.” It wasn’t a question.

Her eyes narrowed in crystal clear hatred as she jerked her head back. “Go to hell.”

“Already been there, Brat. Fought my way out. I’m still here. Explain to me why you are."

"I told Tonka Truck," she sent Tank's back a seething look, "I’m here for Matty. I meant it." Her hands planted themselves on my chest. "Get the fuck away from me before I start to scream and these guys," she leaned her head toward the table, "give you another black eye."

I laughed humorlessly at that. 

The stupid little girl was fucking clueless. She could scream all she wanted here and not one of the brothers us would step in to help her. She wasn't at some college frat party where a good Samaritan was waiting to rescue the pretty damsel in distress. Tank and I were the closest things in this room, and if we were the ones causing the scene, everyone else would sit back, drink and watch.

“Let’s go!” I snapped.

Cris shook her head. “I’m not leaving. Not without…”

“Now!” I yelled, cutting off her words.

Her jaw set. “Fuck off. I’m not leaving.”

I'd had enough of her attitude and manipulation to last a lifetime. I wasn't about to cause an even bigger scene with the drama queen in front of me, risk the chance that someone would figure out she was worth something. Her brother could deal with her shit. I was done. 

If Matt had been here, I would have stepped aside and let him handle her. Since he wasn’t, she was my responsibility. Fucking bullshit best friend code. But, I knew he’d do it for me.

I did the only thing I could. I grabbed her, threw her over my shoulder, and strode out of the club.

When fists starting pounding into my lower back, and she started demanding I put her down, my hand itched with the need to spank the jean covered ass on my shoulder. As we made our way outside, I hoped the anger and hatred coursing through my veins was clear on my face. If any patched member stepped in, I’d have no place to argue – I wasn’t their equal yet, I was still a guest in their club. 

A few brothers nodded my way, amusement clear, as I headed for the door, but no one tried to stop me. Thank Jesus. I wasn’t sure what I would have done if they had. Probably something dangerous and definitely something stupid. 

Once the brat realized that she couldn’t fight her way down, she did the only thing an immature child like her would – she tried to pants me. I knew when she was quiet for a moment too long that she was up to something. I thought she was going to give it one final push and try to break free, but when her hands moved to my back pockets, and she gave the denim one solid yank, I almost laughed.

Instead, I yanked on my waistband, barely keeping it around my hips, and gave her thigh a warning squeeze with my free hand. The whole city could see my blue Fruit of the Loom’s, and I still wouldn’t put her down until I’d safely deposited her ass in my truck. 

When she gave them another push, I snapped. “Cut the shit Cris.”

“Fuck off.”

Such a polite and sweet little girl my best friend’s baby sister was.





An avid reader who loves epic and unconventional romance, Carina has an unhealthy obsession with Jason Statham, loves the sounds of Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, is the crazy friend your mom warned you about, and believes one day she will go through the stones to meet Jamie Fraser. 

Carina has been writing and creating characters for as long as she can remember, allowing her to fall in love with the next man of her dreams with every new story.

None of which are anything like boring Prince Charming.

Thankfully, fate stepped in and granted her the ultimate wish - a life full of men. Carina lives in a picturesque New England town with her husband, the man who ruined the thought of all others, and two amazing sons who always keep her on her toes.








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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Release Blitz: Easy Nights by Kristen Proby











About EASY NIGHTS (Boudreaux Series #6):

The Boudreaux Series—Sexy. Intriguing. Easy.

No one said change was easy…

Savannah Boudreaux knows what it is to hurt. To bleed. To be afraid that the man she’s promised to be true to until “death do us part” might in fact separate them far sooner than anyone had ever anticipated. But Van also knows what it is to survive. To move on. To live life to the fullest. With five brothers and sisters and a loving mother as her constant source of strength during the pain and the healing, Van realizes there is little else she needs.

But some things never change…

Benjamin Preston sat on the sidelines of the Boudreaux family for years, in love with a woman he couldn’t have. As the best friend of the Boudreaux brothers since childhood, Ben has seen both tragedies and joys in the family. And as a former MMA fighter and KravMaga expert, Ben’s used to fighting for what he wants—and winning. His hands were tied when Savannah married her high school sweetheart not long after graduation, but now two years have passed since Ben found Savannah broken in her own home.

Sometimes what you need most has been right in front of you the whole time…

Van’s convinced that happiness isn’t in the cards for her, no matter how right it feels to be in Ben’s strong arms—and his bed. Ben is determined to win her heart and fight for her trust. He’s promised to protect her, to be her friend. But more than anything, he wants to finally make her his, and this is one fight he’s not willing to lose.



4.5 stars 
Review by Lisa Kane 

As much as I loved all the books in the Boudreaux series, it’s Van and Ben’s story that had me salivating with anticipation! Ben may be Van’s best friend, but he’s been in love with her for years. When she married another, it just about broke his heart and when he found out her husband Lance had been abusing her for years, he just about killed him. (for reals)


It’s two years later and Van is finally feeling good about herself. She has been taking a self-defense course at Ben’s studio, is working her butt off and the house she bought for herself is fully renovated. Life is good again. 

Two years. It’s been two years since the day I thought I was going to die, but instead I was set free.

But she can’t deny that sexual feelings, feelings that have been dormant for years are being awakened inside her. And Ben is the object of those feelings. She knows he thinks of her as a friend only, she has so much baggage.


Ben’s feelings for Van are only getting stronger. But the Boudreaux clan are his family. Since it’s only been he and his mom, he can’t risk losing the family he loves and respects. If he acted on the feelings he has for Van and things didn’t work out-it would be awkward and messy and would screw up the dynamic. Even if her family is encouraging him to go for it-he can’t take that chance. 

“When we were both adults, you got married.” I clear my throat, not willing to tell her how much that destroyed me. How hearing those words from Eli brought me to my knees, and the thought of another man having his hands on her made me want to punch the fuck of out someone.

The best intentions are no match for raging hormones and the chemistry is off the charts between these two. 

“Here’s the thing, Van. I can’t do this. I can’t spend the rest of my life in the friend zone with you.”

I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough for this story. It’s steamy (hells yeah!) it’s suspenseful (lots of mysteries going on here) and it has all the Boudreaux characters that are like family to me. Hands down this one is my favorite of the series! It was worth the wait! 


"I want to hold you. I want to be with you. And I want to remind you what it feels like to be loved for you."

Pick up your copy of EASY NIGHTS today!


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About Kristen Proby:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.






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Monday, June 26, 2017

Release Blitz: Forgetting You, Forgetting Me by Monica James



MONICA JAMES Release Day Blitz

FORGETTING YOU, FORGETTING ME
Monica James

Series: Memories From Yesterday Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 26th 2017
German Rights sold to: Heyne, Random House

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My name is Lucy Tucker, and my life…it was perfect.
I worked the dream job. I had the most incredible family and friends. My home, Whispering Willows, a ranch in Montana, was everything I could ever wish for. My adoring fiancé, Samuel Stone, loved me unconditionally.
I had everything a girl could ever want.
But one fateful event shattered my perfect life. It’s unimaginable how simple, ordinary words can change a person’s life forever. For me those words were, “There’s been an accident.”
I thought Sam was my forever, but that forever came to a close the day Saxon Stone, Sam’s identical twin brother, came back. Saxon returned to Montana to help save Sam, however, the moment he entered my life, he turned my world upside down. But through chaos I somehow found clarity—clarity of who I was meant to be.
As time progressed, as seasons changed, and as a fire began to burn, I soon realized that Saxon was there for another reason…he was there to help save me.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson.
When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt, and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers. She draws her inspiration from life.
She is a bestselling author in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, and the U.K.
Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks, and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.


Author Links
Instagram: @authormonicajames
Website: http://monicajamesbooks.blogspot.com.au/



Excerpt
“Let’s pretend tomorrow doesn’t exist.” Pressing his forehead to mine, he earnestly says, “Whatever happens now, it’ll just be memories from yesterday.” I can feel the tremble rumble throughout his entire body, and his uncertainty leaves me abandoning any lingering doubts. For this stolen moment in time, I just want to…feel.
Gently pushing on his bare, solid chest, he allows me to climb onto his lap as he nestles into the rocky terrain. Without a second thought, I wrap my legs around his waist and hold on tight, with no intention of ever letting go. His chest is rising and falling so quickly, I’m certain I can hear his heart hammering wildly within his body. The cadence matches mine as I seal my mouth around his. The touch of his full lips pressed to mine is complete perfection. But when he angles my mouth at the perfect slope and skillfully tangles my tongue with his, I know that this is nirvana.
The kiss at first is slow, like a roller coaster beginning its incline. But as we reach the pinnacle, it’s an exhilarating head rush of fast, breathtaking passion. When he senses me coyly opening up, lowering my guard and losing myself in the moment, he growls into my mouth. He dominates me with a fierce desire and in this moment, I am his.

I can’t keep up with the frantic pace, and finally, I surrender all I am. I allow him total control, melting when he sucks my bottom lip with a long, wet pull. I madly fuse our lips together, unable to get enough of this heady feeling, needing him to consume me, devour me, make me whole.
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