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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Taking the Fall by W. Ferraro Cover Reveal

OUAA synopsis
Hunter Dennison has been an overachiever in all aspects of his life. He knows what he wants and goes after it, and he intends to follow suit in his love life with the young and beautiful Molly. His patience is at its last resolve as he waits for her to come of age, but finally the time has arrived, and he prepares to tell Molly how he feels.
What he doesn’t know is that someone else has set their own selfish agenda into motion, wreaking havoc on Hunter’s intentions and his confidence in Molly’s character.
Believing the vicious lies, Hunter veers off his planned path. He finds solace and comfort in another’s arms, never realizing that he leaves in his wake a devastated Molly.
However, fate cannot be fooled.
Now, twenty years later, they both have settled into their own lives in Clearwater Falls. Hunter intends to rectify the past by letting Molly know that she is the one he wants now, just as he had wanted then.
Can passion all these years in the making overcome the weight of regret that they both carry? Or will the price of their previous mistakes leave an insurmountable divide in their chance at forever?
WARNING: Recommended for adult readers (18+) only. Mature themes, strong language, and sexual content.
Young couple kissiing*** DENNISON SERIES ***
OUAA About Author
I live in New England with my young family. I’m a stay at home mom to two very active children. For all of you who are familiar with the stress of this job, I decided to complete an item on my bucket list and write a book. When I’m not writing, you will find me cooking, reading, shopping or being silly with the kids. In my opinion, one of life’s greatest pleasure is being able to get lost in a book.
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Payton's Pursuit by Joanne Jaytanie Blog Tour

Year Anniversary


Hosted by~
Jaytanie, Victoria Zumbrum, and Tanya Watt

On January 29,
Book Two of The
Winters Sisters Series 
Payton's Pursuit
was released.

To celebrate the
one year anniversary
we are having a
giveaway contest  for the entire

of  February!!


She wasn’t concerned about going back up to the house
alone. She walked home late and alone hundreds of times. Besides, the guys
completed all the upgrades in their security and now the campus was even more
secure than when first built. She would grab one of the carts and be home in
less than five minutes. As she finished shutting things down and readied her
desk for the next day, she realized she was the only person left in the

“Don’t be silly,” she chided herself. “Security has been
beefed up and there is absolutely not one thing to worry about.”

Still an uneasy feeling grabbed hold and wouldn’t let go.
She looked out her window to make sure a cart was available. The night was
clear, stars filled the sky, and the moon was a meager sliver. Everything took
on a sinister appearance. There were no carts sitting under the streetlight,
where they were supposed to be. She decided to contact the front gate and make
sure there would be cart and a security guard out front when she wanted to

She pressed the intercom button to the gate and let it ring
for a bit. She waited, and pressed the button again.


She pulled the file out of her desk drawer to see who was
on duty. Frank, the shift boss, was on. He was one of the first people they
hired when they started to staff the campus and one of their most conscientious
employees. Payton sat back in her chair.

I’m being silly. I’m sure it’s been a busy night, and Frank
has probably stepped away to get a cup of coffee.

She grabbed her purse out of her desk drawer,
double-checked to verify her cell phone was in her jacket pocket, and left for
the main gate to get a cart. The gate sat directly across the parking lot and
the entire area was well lit with streetlights. An ominous dread slithered down
the back of Payton’s neck. Was there someone else in the vicinity? She scanned
the entire area. No one.

“These blasted psychic abilities,” she mumbled.

She thought she had more control over them. She needed to
heed Victory’s advice and work on honing her skill on a daily basis.

As she approached the gate, she noticed there appeared to
be no one in the security shack. Not unusual, this often happened at night.
When it was quiet and the gate locked, instead of sitting in the tiny shack,
the guards would stay in the security office across the street from the shack.
There were lights on in the office, a safe bet Frank was there. She pictured a
cup of coffee in his hand as he watched his favorite talk show.

Payton veered toward the office building, she gave one last
backward glance at the shack. She stopped in midstride. Something seemed off,
and she noticed the door ajar. The door was equipped with an automatic
close-and-lock feature. The only way for the door to be left open was if
someone stood in the doorway or something prohibited the door from closing.

She walked up to the shack and reached out to take the
doorknob. Her eyes tracked down the length of the door, until she saw what kept
the door from closing. There was a black shoe wedged in the doorway. She stared
at the shoe, her mind not able to register what she saw. Her eyes traveled from
the shoe, to the dark blue pant leg, to the matching shirt…Payton gasped.

There lay Frank, crumpled across the floor, a dark wet spot
on the left side of his chest. She reached into her jacket pocket, and fumbled
for her phone. She finally pulled the phone out, and pressed the power button,
as she felt the strangest prick at the side of her neck. She turned to her
left, where she noticed movement. Her head started to spin and her eyes
blurred. She caught a blurry image of a man right before she hit the ground. 


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·    5 Audio Book Winners - winners choice from my books

·    An autographed copy of Payton's Pursuit

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Jaded by Desire by Desiree A. Cox Cover Reveal

Jaded by Desire

by Desiree A. Cox

Series: Lust, Desire and Love Trilogy, Book 2

Genre: Erotic Romance

Release Date: March 28, 2015

Nikki's life was changing. She was in love, she was getting married and she was going to have the baby that she never expected she'd have.

Everything was perfect.

Or was it?

Everyone has secrets, those hidden parts of our past we don't ever want  to be discovered.

Nikki and Jeff's love will be tested.  Is their love strong enough to survive the secrets that come out?

Desiree was born and raised in Iowa.

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Sting by Jennifer Ryder Release Day Blitz

Title: Sting
Series: Spark #4
Author: Jennifer Ryder
Release Date: February 28, 2015


Going undercover has its challenges. When Detective Ryan
Clark is sent to the sleepy coastal town of Fremantle to dismantle the
country’s most lethal drug syndicate, it’s worth the risk. Even if he becomes a
fatality, in the war against drugs.

Ryan finds himself coming back to the same coffee shop.
Blondie, the local barista, has him hot under the collar and reaching for his
piece. He knows the attraction isn’t just one-sided.

She’s trying to keep her distance.

It only makes him want her more.

Willow Asher left it all behind, but not by choice.

After two long years, she’s finally getting somewhere.
Willow has a busy café with her buxom business partner, Gabby, who is the
closest thing she has to family.

Although Willow’s past still plagues her thoughts, she’s
determined to have her happily-ever-after. As soon as her demons stop haunting

What she doesn’t need is the complication of Mr
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She doesn’t want the questions.

She’s still trying to get her story straight.

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New Adult and erotic romance writer, and author of the Spark series.

sexy imagination, a life-long love of books and a sucker for romance,
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Friday, February 27, 2015

Not at First by Phalla S. Rios Sale Blitz

Title: Not at First
Series: Not at First #1
Author: Phalla S. Rios
 Release Date: July 15, 2013


Falling for
two men at the same time was something Angel Mabbott never expected to happen.

Leaving a
past full of pain and loss in California, Angel is determined to make something
of her life when she starts college in Minneapolis. But life takes a turn when
she finds herself torn between Kevin and Roman.

Kevin Hawken
is a domineering man who forces himself into Angel's life and changes
everything she thought she knew. But how much can he be trusted when he is so
secretive about himself?

Angel was
instantly intrigued when she first laid eyes on Roman Conti, an Investment firm
owner. He was everything she ever wanted in a man: romantic, loving, and
protective over her.

Angel begins to weave a bitter web of desire and deceit, will she find herself
consumed, or will she be able to find her way out and follow her heart?

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bull. She loves to read and write while drinking her favorite tea, Joy, from
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the next best place to eat. She often refers to herself as a foodie. Her novels
are Not at First and the sequel, Always at First. She is currently writing the
last book to her series, Forever at First.

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The Problem with Heartache by Lauren K. McKellar

Title: The Problem With Heartache
Series: Crazy in Love #3
Author: Lauren K. McKellar

Genre: Contemporary Romance (New Adult)
Release Date: February 27, 2015


The problem with
heartache is that there’s no one-size-fits-all relief package. You can go to
classes; you can try to embrace change. But when you wake up at two in the
morning, a smile on your face because you’ve dreamt about the could have—the
should have—nothing will console you.

Because seconds
later, you remember.

And remembering
can rip you apart.


Kate will do anything for her
family. It’s why she took the job with Lee. It’s why she’s attempting to forget
her pain. But it's hard to forget,
when you're desperate to hold on.
Even if Lee Collins is the perfect package.

Lee will do anything for the ones
he cares about. It’s why he hired Kate.

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and it’s why he cannot, will not fall in love. Not with Kate—not with anyone.


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“You. In.”
She pointed to the room behind me, and I glanced over my shoulder.

            “In there?” I smirked again, but her
cheeks didn’t get any redder, to my astonishment. “Is now really the time?”

            She pushed against my naked chest,
her steely eyes fixed on my face the whole time, then slammed the door behind
us with her foot.

            “If you wanted some private time
together, you just had to say so.” I joked, leaning back against the chair that
was positioned in front of the mirror in my dressing room.

            “You think this is funny?” Kate
asked, her head tilted to the side.

            “Actually … yeah.” I nodded and
smiled again, not unkindly.

            Kate looked down, and for one
God-awful moment I thought she was going to cry.

            Then, she did something better than
crying. Holy mother of crap sticks, was this better than crying.

            She raised her hands to the top of
her black button-up shirt—and she undid the top button. Creamy, white skin is
exposed, defined collarbones, teasing my eyes down to—

            She undid another button. Holy fuck,
what was Kate doing? Her cleavage heaved in front of me, and I got a hint, just
a hint of her black lacy bra.

            “It cannot be a coincidence that one
man is shirtless in front of me six times in two weeks.”

            I grinned. She’d counted.

totally means she’s into it.

            Then she did something that
completely surprised me. Hell, it shocked the living daylight out of me. In one
fluid movement, she grabbed the sides of her shirt and pulled, popping open her
entire top and then shrugging it over her shoulders so she stood there in the
world’s hottest black, lacy bra, skin-tight black denim jeans and these
shoes—how the hell did I not notice them before?—that were red, high, and sexy
as sin.

            I swallowed. “So … this is a revenge
…” Swallow, “… strip?”

            “This is me, trying to do something
to get you to pay attention and listen when I ask you to do something.” Kate’s
voice was honey as it melted into me.

            I raised my hand to the back of my
neck and rubbed at the muscles there that had suddenly become tight with
tension. “Oh, I’m paying attention, all right.” I widened my eyes. There was
absolutely no doubt about that right now.

            “Get back stage, Lee. Seriously.
This is your last warning.”

            I swallowed again, and felt the
clamminess of perspiration beading my brow. Was it hot in here? It sure felt hot.

            She stepped close to me, till her
chest was almost touching my chest. Shit, she smelt like soap and hairspray and
… apples. Delicious.

            “I …” My gaze flicked to her lips,
and I wondered if it would really be that bad if I kissed her. After all, that
wouldn’t be promising her marriage, and maybe she’d be up for a casual thing.
And her lips—they were so red, and plump, and—oh God, she just licked them with
that sweet-as-hell little tongue, and—

            The palm of her hand made contact
with my face before I even registered her arm moving. Five elegant fingers
stung my cheek and I jerked backward, clutching my face in pain. “What the

            Kate walked over to where her shirt
lay on the floor and picked it up, casually shrugging it on. She had the
biggest shit-eating grin on her face, and I couldn’t help but give a little
smile myself. I’d not seen her look so animated since she first boarded the

            “I told you it was your final
warning,” she said, doing up her buttons, then turned to the door, wrenching it
open and making a sweeping gesture with her arm, allowing me passage through.
“Now, Mr Collins, if you please.”

            “Thanks,” I mumbled, walking past
her and out into the corridor. I passed Xander’s door, and a thought flashed
through my mind. What if she stripped for all the guys to get them on stage? I
couldn’t have her just—

            “Lee?” The voice halted me in my
tracks. I spun to face her.

            She threw my black shirt at me. “Put
some clothes on.”

 Author Bio

Lauren K. McKellar is an author and editor. Her debut
novel, Finding Home, was released through Escape Publishing on October
1, 2013, and her second release, NA Contemporary Romance The Problem With
, is self-published, and is available now. She loves books that evoke
emotion, and hope hers make you feel.

Lauren lives by the beach in Australia with her
husband and their two dogs. Most of the time, all three of them are well

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