Aug 31

Professor Feelgood by Leisa Rayven Cover Reveal

We’re happy to bring you the cover reveal for PROFESSOR FEELGOOD, a sexy, new standalone romance from Leisa Rayven, the international bestselling author of BAD ROMEO. It releases on September 16th!

 

Title:  PROFESSOR FEELGOOD

Author:  LEISA RAYVEN 

Genre:  CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Release Date:  SEPTEMBER 16, 2018

 

 

 

What’s a girl to do when a man who’s countless shades of wrong feels oh-so-right?

Ambitious book editor Asha Tate is a hopeless romantic. Despite her mediocre track record with men, she believes in swooning, sighing, and the everlasting love of true soul mates. Sure, sex is okay, but she’s not someone who’s ever been driven by her animal urges.

Until now.

When Asha stumbles upon the scorching hot Instagram feed of someone calling himself Professor Feelgood, she falls in lust for the first time. Not only is she left panting over the professor’s insane body, but his angst-filled poetry about losing his one true love speaks straight to her soul.

Desperately in need of a bestseller for her struggling publishing company, Asha knows the professor’s potential to sell to his millions of loyal followers could be the lifeline her bosses need. However, the ink is barely dry on a book deal before she realizes she’s made a terrible mistake. Sure, the professor is incredibly talented and sexier than any man has a right to be, but the man behind the persona isn’t at all who she pictured. In real life, he’s intense, arrogant and infuriating, and his uncanny ability to rub her the wrong way turns her dream project into a total nightmare.

Knowing that the professor is everything she doesn’t want in a man should help Asha ignore her occasional urges to mount him, but she quickly learns that explosive, unwanted chemistry can make even smart people do stupid things.

Don’t miss this sexy new standalone from the international bestselling author of Bad Romeo!

 

 

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About Leisa Rayven

Author, actor, and professional snuggler, Leisa is the creator of the critically acclaimed Starcrossed series, published through Macmillan New York: BAD ROMEO, BROKEN JULIET, and WICKED HEART. The finale in the Starcrossed series was the holiday-themed anthology, BAD ROMEO CHRISTMAS.

Her latest release is a love-letter to romance readers: MISTER ROMANCE.The other titles in her Masters of Love series, (PROFESSOR FEELGOOD and DOCTOR LOVE,) will be released in 2018/2019.)

Leisa’s books have gained hordes of passionate fans all over the world, and can be found on e-readers and bookshelves in fourteen foreign countries. She’s been featured on various international bestseller lists, including Brazil and Germany.

Leisa Rayven lives in Australia with her husband, two little boys, three cats, and a kangaroo named Howard.

(Howard may or may not be her imaginary marsupial friend. Everyone should have one.)

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Aug 30

Cocked and Loaded by Jordan Marie Release Blitz

COCKED AND LOADED, an all-new standalone in Jordan Marie’s best-selling Lucas Brothers series is now LIVE, and we’re happy to bring you the release today!

 

Title:  COCKED AND LOADED

Series:  LUCAS BROTHERS (BOOK #4)

Author:  JORDAN MARIE

Genre:  CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Release Date:  AUGUST 30, 2018

 

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About COCKED AND LOADED:

 

When I slap the handcuffs on her
I’ll be taking her to bed, not jail.

Getting involved with the wrong woman can destroy your life.
I had to move back home and lose my position as Detective to get away from one.
The last thing I need is to repeat my mistake.
I finally have what I want.
Deputy in my home town, surrounded by family and friends—
Life is good.

Then she crashes—literally crashes—into my world.

Adelle Harrington is a pain in my ass.
She’s way too high maintenance for my tastes.
She’s sassy, opinionated, and stubborn as hell.
She’s also the Mayor’s only daughter.
Which means she should be completely off limits.
When she forces my hand and breaks the law, all bets are off.
She picked the wrong cop to tangle with.
I’ve got her in my sites, she’s not getting away
And I’m definitely not shooting blanks.

 

 

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About Jordan Marie

USA Today Best-Selling Author Jordan Marie is just a simple small town country girl who is haunted by Alpha Men who talk in her head 24 hours a day.

She likes to create a book that takes you on an emotional journey whether tears, laughter (or both) or just steamy hot fun (or all 3). She loves to connect with readers and interacting with them through social media, signings or even old fashioned email.

 

 

 

 

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Aug 30

Cocked and Loaded by Jordan Marie Review

5 SMOOCHES!

SYNOPSIS:

When I slap the handcuffs on her I’ll be taking her to bed, not jail.

Getting involved with the wrong woman can destroy your life.
I had to move back home and lose my position as Detective to get away from one.
The last thing I need is to repeat my mistake.
I finally have what I want.
Deputy in my home town, surrounded by family and friends—
Life is good.

Then she crashes—literally crashes—into my world.

Adelle Harrington is a pain in my ass.
She’s way too high maintenance for my tastes.
She’s sassy, opinionated, and stubborn as hell.
She’s also the Mayor’s only daughter.
Which means she should be completely off limits.
When she forces my hand and breaks the law, all bets are off.
She picked the wrong cop to tangle with.
I’ve got her in my sites, she’s not getting away
And I’m definitely not shooting blanks.

 

REVIEW:

As a fan of Jordan Marie’s since she released her first book, it’s a given that if she releases it, I will read it. Initially I was drawn to her intense and gritty MC romances, and I have loved every single one of them. Her writing never fails to move me, to shock me, to make me feel. So, when she made the leap to romantic comedies with this series, I was a bit surprised at first. But that surprise soon morphed into another level of appreciation for her writing abilities. As it turned out, Jordan Marie was a natural when it came to slap-stick style romantic comedies. With that first book, she upended everything I thought I knew about her talent, and I’ve been just as hooked on this side of her skill ever since.

Cocked and Loaded is the fourth book in the Lucas Brothers series—or the Crayon Gang, as her readers refer to this, um, “colorful” family. It’s Black’s turn in this book, and right from the start, I was stung with a sharp prick of old-school comedy when Addie crashes—literally—into his life. That was just the beginning. I laughed and smiled my way through this book at their antics and those of his family. Ida Sue, the matriarch of the family, was right there in the thick of it, butting into his business, uttering inappropriate sexual innuendos or offering one of her infamous, “all natural” remedies. Addie was the exactly what Black needed in a woman after the nightmare of his last relationship. She was smart and so sassy, and she didn’t hesitate to go toe-to-toe with him, giving as good as she got. Their chemistry sizzled in every single one of their interactions, from their witty back-and-forth banter to the heat of the moment.

Cocked and Loaded is another wholly entertaining addition to the Lucas Brothers series. Jordan Marie brought the heart and heat here and colored it with plenty of humor. It wouldn’t be a Jordan Marie novel, though, without a bit of angst and drama, and there was just enough here to make things very interesting. I devoured this book, smiling and laughing my way through it, and I’m already on the edge of my seat waiting for more. Five smooches from me for Cocked and Loaded by Jordan Marie!

~ Danielle Palumbo

 

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Aug 30

The Perfect Duet: The Left Side of Perfect & The Right Side of Forever by Meghan Quinn Blog Tour

We’re thrilled to bring you THE LEFT SIDE OF PERFECT, the first book in The Perfect Duet, from Meghan Quinn today! It’s available now, and the second book, THE RIGHT SIDE OF FOREVER, releases tomorrow, August 31st!

 

 

THE PERFECT DUET 

The Left Side of Perfect   •  The Right Side of Forever

by Meghan Quinn

 

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The Left Side Of Perfect – Release Day – August 30

For better or for worse,’til death do us part . . .

The better captured me; she’s who stole my heart.

And made me realize I couldn’t live without this woman.

The worse of her took my breath away–kicked me when I was down and twisted me into a million knots.

When I first met her, I thought she was someone I would never see again.

The second time I ran into her, it was a random coincidence.

The third?

I didn’t know it at the time, but she was the girl I was going to marry.

But life isn’t always perfect. You have to take the better and the worse–even if it means giving her up, having her slip between your fingers, and letting her walk away.

I’m getting married.

This is forever, ’til death do us part.

 

 

 

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The Right Side Of Forever – Release Day August 31

In sickness and in health, to love and to cherish . . .

It sounds so simple, to love someone unconditionally.

To give them your heart.

So why is she slowly eating away at my soul with every unanswered phone call, every unread text, and every door left unopened?

She said yes, and yet, in order for her to be with me . . . I need to let her go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Meghan Quinn

Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

 

 

 

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Aug 30

The Right Side of Forever by Meghan Quinn Review

5 SMOOCHES!

SYNOPSIS:

In sickness and in health, to love and to cherish . . .

It sounds so simple, to love someone unconditionally.
To give them your heart.

So why is she slowly eating away at my soul with every unanswered phone call, every unread text, and every door left unopened?

She said yes, and yet, in order for her to be with me . . . I need to let her go.

 

REVIEW:

As a longtime fan of Meghan Quinn, I think it’s safe to say that I can no longer refer to her simply as one of my favorite romantic comedy authors. With this book, the fourth intensely emotional military romance this year, she’s demonstrated a depth of skill that far exceeds one genre. I was impressed by her writing before these stories, but now I’m giddy at the prospect of what is yet to come from this immensely talented author.

I was absolutely wrecked when I started The Right Side of Forever. Eyes swimming with tears, a lump in my throat and broken-hearted, I immediately started this story not knowing where it would go. My trepidation was warranted given what happened in this duet’s predecessor, The Blue Line Duet. I wasn’t sure how much more heartache I could take, but as it turned out, I could, in fact, take more, and more was exactly what I took.  Continuing down the road on this journey, readers were paused at despair at the end of The Left Side of Perfect, and that emotion largely colors The Right Side of Forever.

I was enthralled with the details and storytelling in The Left Side of Perfect, and Quinn develops her characters further here, digging deeper into their personal histories and emotions. Where she laid a foundation in the first book, she build a structure here. Further down the road in their journey, the characters are in a much different place than where they began. Everyone gets to a point in their lives, whether it be personally or professionally, where realization dawns and a choice or a decision must be made—Oprah called this point in a person’s life their “a-ha moment.” Quinn takes readers inside the a-ha moments of her characters, when oblivion becomes obvious. Finally, the cloud of heavy emotion began to lift, and for a brief moment, my heart soared with hope and raced with possibility. There was still road on this journey to travel, though. In order to give and accept the love they both deserved, these characters needed to confront their demons and heal, and therein is where the pain in this book stems. Once again, Quinn has readers pondering how much you would sacrifice for the person you loved.

One of my favorite parts of this duet is where Quinn eloquently explains the meaning of titles, leaving me floored by their relevance. Where The Left Side of Perfect was the beginning of something huge and life-altering, The Right Side of Forever is where the transformations took place in this unselfish journey to true love. The beauty of this love story was in the pain and then the healing from it. Meghan Quinn did a phenomenal job of capturing this emotion on the page for her readers to experience along with her characters. It was an absolutely incredible love story, and it will stay with me for a long time to come. Five smooches from me for The Right Side of Forever by Meghan Quinn!

~ Danielle Palumbo

 

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Aug 30

The Left Side of Perfect by Meghan Quinn Review

5 SMOOCHES!

SYNOPSIS:

For better or for worse,’til death do us part . . .

The better captured me; she’s who stole my heart.
And made me realize I couldn’t live without this woman.
The worse of her took my breath away–kicked me when I was down and twisted me into a million knots.

When I first met her, I thought she was someone I would never see again.
The second time I ran into her, it was a random coincidence.
The third?
I didn’t know it at the time, but she was the girl I was going to marry.

But life isn’t always perfect. You have to take the better and the worse–even if it means giving her up, having her slip between your fingers, and letting her walk away.

I’m getting married.
This is forever, ’til death do us part.

 

REVIEW:

I fell in love with Meghan Quinn’s writing in her romantic comedies, and she has written some of my all-time favorite books. Her style is unique and refreshing, and the way she weaves punches of feeling into her amusing and sexy romances has never failed to entertain me. Then came The Blue Line Duet, an intense military romance, where she dropped the humor to focus on the emotion. It was a daring departure from her previous works, and it was wildly successful. That duet was positively captivating in the way that grand, epic love stories should be told.

Like everyone else who read The Blue Line Duet, however, I was left wanting more. Quinn picked up that gauntlet here in The Perfect Duet, and this couple’s romantic saga begins in The Left Side of Perfect. A timeless, sweeping love story, rooted in friendship and in pain, The Left Side of Perfect left me pondering exactly how much someone would sacrifice for the person they love. Quinn takes her readers on a gut-twisting, heart-wrenching exploration of the bounds of true love in this story.

Meghan thoughtfully laid the groundwork of this tale, building it from scratch with fantastically well developed characters who were so relatable, the reader cannot help but emphasize with them. It was evident to me from the first page that this would be a long and difficult journey to love that would be as devastating as it would be beautiful. Rich with many emotions, Quinn brought forth feelings in me that I was wholly unprepared to feel. I ached, I sobbed, I railed at the characters—and the author. I was riveted in place, weeping as I read, moved by every single facet of this story. I was literally blown away by Meghan’s attention to detail here, and those critical elements of the story – the background, the explanations, the memories and flashbacks – all came together like the pieces along the outside edge of a puzzle forming the history, the foundation, of this couple.

Love is rarely ever a straight shot to happy or an easy ride, and Meghan drives that point home with thunderous success in this story. The Left Side of Perfect is the beginning of something monumental and life-altering. Something bigger than the parties involved, and as is the case with all great love stories, it wasn’t easy to take. But I know that what Quinn started here will be worth the heartache and the struggle to get to other side, and I am on the edge of my seat waiting for it. Five smooches from me for The Left Side of Perfect by Meghan Quinn!

~ Danielle Palumbo

 

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Aug 29

Unzipped by Lauren Blakely Cover Reveal

 

Everything he knows about women is about to get turned upside down…

Available in audio first, a brilliantly funny, scorchingly sexy new romance from #1 New York Times best-selling author Lauren Blakely! UNZIPPED will be releasing through Audible on October 30, 2018, with the eBook and paperback releasing on December 14, 2018!

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Cover Design by Helen Williams.

About UNZIPPED (Coming 10/30/2018):

Picture this – I’m ready to win back the love of my life, and I’m going big this time. We’re talking boom box, sing her name in the rain, let the whole damn neighborhood know I’m good and ready this time around. After all, if you’re going to grand gesture the ever-loving hell out of a second chance, you need to pull out all the stops.

There’s only one little problem.

My college girlfriend isn’t the one who shows up when I play my “I’ll do anything to win you back” tune.

The woman who flings open the second-floor window tells me my ex doesn’t live here anymore. But she’ll help me win her back. Anything for romance, anything for a guy so willing to go big for love. And that’s what I want at first. Until I get to know my new “romance coach” and discover she’s funny, clever, and keeps me on my toes. And boy, do I ever need that.

Now I don’t want to win anyone else’s heart. I want the woman who’s been helping me all along.

Trouble is – she thinks I’m in love with someone else, and when we take off on a road trip, everything I think I know about women is about to be unzipped and turned inside out.

 

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About Lauren Blakely:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she’s sold more than 2.5 million books. In September she’ll release ONCE UPON A REAL GOOD TIME, a fun & sexy rock star romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

 

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Aug 29

Crushing on the Cop & Engaged to the EMT by Piper Rayne Dual Cover Reveals

We’ve got dual cover reveals today from Piper Rayne’s Blue Collar Brothers series! CRUSHING ON THE COP releases October 25th and ENGAGED TO THE EMT releases on December 6th!

 

 

 CRUSHING ON THE COP – Releases on October 25th!

Cristian Bianco has two things against him—he’s a police officer and he’s a police officer in the 18th District…meaning my dad is his boss.

Growing up as the Commander’s daughter and having his magnifying glass focused on everything I did was more than I could handle.

Now, I’m out on my own, living by my own rules. Well, mostly. The ‘job’ I created for myself has me in some hot water and my exit strategy isn’t exactly working out how I’d hoped.

Which is why when my best friend bids on Cristian for me at a charity bachelor auction, I’m not having it. A man in blue is only going to be one thing for me—a problem.

Except after his brother starts dating my best friend he becomes harder to ignore. The eight-pack abs. The sense of style only a girl like me can appreciate. The way he puts his family first. It all adds up to make him one irresistible prospect and has me wondering if he knows how to use those handcuffs the right way—by locking my wrists to his headboard.

 

 

 

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ENGAGED TO THE EMT – Releases on December 6th!

Luca Bianco is a jerk. There I said it.

He thinks he’s so suave and sexy, walking around in his paramedic uniform stretched out by all his hard muscles and saving lives every day. I swear he thinks every woman in the world kill for a chance to be with him.

Men like Luca are good for one thing only—a one-night stand—not commitment. I don’t care if my friend did pay good money at a charity bachelor auction for me to go on a date with him, I refuse to do it.

That is until Luca offers me a deal I can’t refuse, and I agree to be his pretend fiancé.

The heat that’s simmered between us for a decade ignites and I’m not sure even Luca will be able to kickstart my heart after I call code blue.

What’s that saying? Love is blind?

Not true. I can see this head-on collision coming a mile away.

 

 

 

 

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About Piper Rayne

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). A little about us… We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

 

 

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Aug 28

My Kinda Forever by Lacey Black Release Blitz with Excerpt and Giveaway!

Today we have the release day blitz for My Kinda Forever, the much anticipated sixth book in the Summer Sisters series by bestselling author, Lacey Black! Be sure to scroll down for an exclusive excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, and don’t forget to grab your copy today!

Title:  MY KINDA FOREVER

Series:  SUMMER SISTERS, BOOK #6

Author:  LACEY BLACK

Genre:  CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Release Date:  August 28, 2018

 

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About MY KINDA FOREVER

 

Alone. Everything changed for Meghan Summer that fateful February night. All she had, all she saw in her future, was stripped away in the blink of an eye. Even though she finds herself surrounded by her growing family, at the end of the day, there’s nothing but a gaping hole where her heart once beat. Or so she thinks…

Her. Nick Adams shouldn’t want her. First off, she’s his employee and friend, but more importantly, she’s grieving the loss of her fiancé. Even now, more than two years later, which is why it’s important he be there for Meghan as her confidante, without checking out her stellar ass. However, his heart is pulling him toward her…

Together. How do you move past the hurt and pain to forge a new normal? Can Nick and Meghan make a go of their connection? What happens when their newfound love is put to the ultimate test as another is brought in the mix: a ghost.

*Though part of a series, this book can be read as a standalone. It is intended for those 18 and over due to graphic language, descriptive sex, and the world’s most inappropriate grandparents.

 

 

 

 

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EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT

 

Suddenly, being alone with Nick in the dojo has me nervous. I’m shifting my weight from foot to foot and not completely sure what to do with my hands. “Hey,” he finally says, offering me a small smile.

“Hi.”

“You ready?”

“As I’ll ever be,” I grumble, not really sure if I can do this.

Or if I should.

No, I definitely should. After what happened last week, a woman should know a few basic self-defense moves.

Nick heads over to the bench and unties his belt, dropping it on the bench beside my bag. Then, he strips off his white jacket.

My jaw hits the floor.

Unlike our time on the boat Monday, where he wasn’t wearing a shirt, this time he’s wearing a white tank top underneath, and if it’s possible, I think it makes him hotter. It hugs his very hard, very muscular upper body in a way that I’ve only read about in books. (Or saw one time when Linkin stripped for my sister, Lexi.) His shoulders…my word, his shoulders. The definition and muscles are like a work of art. Nick turns back to face me. “Is this okay? It’s hot.”

Yep. Definitely hot.

“Umm, sure. Whatever. Fine.” I know I try to sound casual, but really, it just comes out like a bumbling, blubbering teenager.

“Good. Now come here,” he instructs, and the tone goes straight to the apex of my legs (which are practically shaking, by the way). Why does it sound dirty?

“I’m going to show you just a few moves to help you escape an assailant. The first is an open hand strike. You’re going to use the heel of your hand to strike some of your assailant’s most sensitive areas,” he teaches, demonstrating the move. “Aim for the eyes, nose, mouth, or neck.” He stands in front of me and holds my hand, positioning it and showing me the correct ways to execute. “Here,” he adds, moving my hand to his face.

I can feel his breath on the palm of my hand as I slowly shadow his movements, practicing without actually striking him.

“Good. Now, if he comes at you from behind, your elbow is a valuable weapon. It’s hard, and when thrust into his face, neck, or stomach, you could definitely buy some precious time to get away.” He moves behind me and I immediately thrust upward with my elbow. He easily dodges the blow, as mortification tinges my cheeks.

“Oh my God, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to try to hit you, it just…was a reflex,” I insist.

“You’re fine,” he chuckles. “It’s good for you to actually practice the moves. Well, except this next one. No need to practice the knee to the groin. Just know it’s one of the most effective ways to disarm an assailant. If done right, your perp will be lying on the ground, crying for his mommy while you run away,” Nick teases, holding his hand over his…area.

Of course, my eyes drop down.

Why wouldn’t they?

He was just referring to someone’s…package.

“Yeah, no need to practice that,” I quickly reply, again a blush burning my neck and cheeks.

Is it hot in here?

“Let’s go over a few ways to block a punch or slap,” he says, showing me a few techniques using my arms and hands, before finally demonstrating what to do if the assailant gets me down on the ground.

Yep, I’ve officially lost my mind. I’m practically rolling around on the mat with Nick, who is trying to teach me moves that might one day save my life. And all I can think about is the way his arms feel when they wrap around me or the way his package brushes up against my thigh, not once, but five times.

Five.

Yes, I counted.

“Okay, that’s the basics. I want to do a few of them in a real-life situation. Stand over there, and I’ll come at you. I want you to take me down.”

“Wait, what? I can’t take you down. You’re…big.”

And, cue the blush…

Nick chuckles. “I’ll be okay, honey. Promise.” Then he winks at me, and my entire body seems to catch fire. “Ready?”

No. I’m definitely not ready for this.

 

 

 

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About Lacey Black:

Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading, writing, and shopping. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves watching NASCAR races, shooting guns, and should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.

Lacey’s debut novel, Trust Me, was released in August 2014 and has been an Amazon Bestseller twice for Free e-books, as well as #1 for Contemporary Romance. All of the Rivers Edge books have been bestsellers in the Romance and Contemporary Romance categories.

 

 

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Aug 28

Please Me by J. Kenner Release Day Launch with Excerpt and Video Trailer!

We are excited to bring you the release day launch of PLEASE ME from New York Times Bestselling Author, J. Kenner, today. This is a new novella in her Stark Ever After Series brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights!  Be sure to grab your copy today!

 

PLEASE ME

Stark Ever After Series

by J. Kenner

 

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About PLEASE ME:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. Kenner comes a new story in her Stark Ever After series…

Each day with Damien is a miracle, each moment with our children a gift. And yet I cannot escape the growing sense that a storm is gathering, threatening to pull me away, to rip us apart. To drag me down, once again, into a darkness to which I swore never to return.

I have to fight it—I know that. And I am waging the battle with of all my heart. But it is Damien who is my strength, and we both know that the only way to push away the darkness is for him to fold me in his arms and claim me completely. And for me to surrender myself, once again, to the fire that burns between us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EXCERPT

I’ve just popped a cube of Wisconsin Cheddar into my mouth when my phone chimes, signaling a call from Damien. “Hey,” I say through a mouthful of cheese. “Are you in the car?”

“Actually, I’m stuck here. It’s been one of those days.”

“Oh.” Disappointment crashes over me, along with the fear that my plans for a long weekend are going to be swept away in a flood of work crises. I draw in a breath and catch Jamie’s eye, her expression sympathetic. “Well, Jamie’s here. She can watch the kids, and I could come stay the night at the Tower Apartment.” Stark International is based in Stark Tower, one of LA’s downtown high rises. Damien’s private office takes up half the top floor, and his—now our—private apartment takes up the other half of the space.

“That’s tempting, but no. I need…”

As he trails off, that knot of worry in my stomach starts to tighten. “What?” I whisper, hoping that now, finally, he’ll tell me what’s the matter.

“I need to deal with this.”

“Damien, please—”

“I’ll be home as soon as I can. I promise. I love you. Kiss the girls for me. And I’ll see you later tonight.”

I hesitate, waiting to hear those familiar words: Until then, imagine me, touching you. But there’s only silence, and I swallow rising tears. “I love you, too. Do you want to talk to La—” I begin, but he’s already clicked off.

I draw a breath and stare at my phone before lifting my head and meeting Jamie’s eyes.

“I’m sorry,” she says. “But honestly, Nicholas, the man pretty much runs the entire known universe. Of course there’s stuff on his mind.”

She’s right, and I draw in a breath, suck it up, and force myself into a good mood as we change into swimsuits, then take the kids onto the back patio.

 

 

 

 

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About J. Kenner

Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner and J.K. Beck) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations,” J.K. writes a range of stories including super sexy romances, paranormal romance, chick lit suspense and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, is in development as a feature film with 1492 Pictures.

Her most recent trilogy of erotic romances, The Stark Trilogy (as J. Kenner), reached as high as #2 on the New York Times list and is published in over twenty countries.

J.K. lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and several cats.

 

 

 

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