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    New release Friday for May 2022

     

    New Release Friday

    Time for a new release Friday post.

    I’ve missed a month or two but now it’s time for New Release Friday again. Check out the books by some of my author friends. The heat levels vary, so make sure you read the blurbs before you buy. These are a mix of established and new authors and pen names but they all have one thing in common – they all love new readers fiding them.

    Hitched to the Bad Boy

    Hitched to the Bad Boy: A second chance secret marriage romance (Hitched at first sight Book 1)

    Urgently needed! A fast marriage and a reputation overhaul for six gorgeous bachelors out to impress. Happy ever afters unintentionally included.

    Elle

    I’m the girl who did everything right but somehow it’s all gone wrong. I’m a newly divorced, single mom and make-up saleswoman in Vegas for a convention. While I’m away, I’m trying not to think about the fact I need to be married by my birthday in order to keep ownership of a bank that’s been in my family for generations. A bank I might not even want if my ex wasn’t trying to take it from under me.

    I’m not sure what I expected to find in Vegas, but it was definitely not Rapahel, my first love who left town on his Harley and never looked back. He’s hotter than I remember and after a night of drinking and reminiscing, I find myself hitched to the bad boy from my past.

    When I get back home, I expect Raphael to serve me papers, not come into town like a knight on a metal steed looking for a way to help me stick it to my ex and a second chance for us.

    Raphael

    Elle Chase was always too good for me and too soft-hearted for her own good. No way she’d have taken a chance on me back then otherwise. But I’m not some broke ass kid anymore and I want a chance to prove to Elle, our hometown and the production company who is looking to make a television show with me, that I’m not that guy anymore.

    Our chance encounter in Vegas might have been crazy and I know she thinks I’ll walk away again but the woman needs me. Plus, spending time with her and her kid is no hardship and the TV people want family values.

    I’m definitely taking a gamble but if we can pull this off both of us win.

    And if I can win Elle’s heart again along the way, so much the better.

    Getting hitched at first sight has never been so enticing.

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    Hitched to Her Best Friend

    Hitched to her Best Friend: Hitched at First Sight 2

    Urgently needed! A fast marriage and a reputation overhaul for six gorgeous bachelors out to impress. Happy ever afters unintentionally included.

    Maddie

    One weekend in Las Vegas. A bit of fun on the tables, cocktails, and a mini high school reunion between best friends. What could possibly go wrong?

    My plane was delayed. My luggage got lost. Our hotel booking was cancelled by mistake… on top of that our friends drop out until it’s just me and Kyle alone in Vegas. What a start to my best friend’s birthday celebrations, right?

    You’d think it would be easy to find two rooms in a place with more than 150,000 hotel rooms. But not this weekend! A massive world record attempt has snatched up every available room. There’s only one way to get a room in Las Vegas: Get hitched!

    I don’t want to give up our weekend. It’s the first time we’ve seen each other in eight years. And after too many hours of searching, and too many shots in the hotel bar, getting hitched to my best friend feels like a no brainer. So is the wedding night that follows. No one will ever know, right?

    Wrong?! The youngest granddaughter of one of the world’s most influential retail moguls can’t get drunk and hitched in Sin City without ending up on every front page. So, what happened in Vegas is now a big fat fake marriage with my career and reputation on the line.

    Except, Kyle excels at being the perfect husband. He excels at inducing butterflies, heart flutters, secret smiles… my brain won’t let me fall for my best friend, I’m too smart for that. But it might be a little too late to save my heart!

    Kyle

    The boy next door. Co-conspirator. Fellow adventure. Partner in crime. Beater-upper of bullies—and dumbass boyfriends—the giver of compliments and self-confidence. That’s me. I’m the reliable best friend. But I want so much more!

    Yet, after eight years in the navy, fighting on the front line and staring down the enemy, I’m still too afraid to tell Maddie I love her. I’ve always loved her. So, when we end up drunk, hitched, and on the front page of every major newspaper and magazine, faking it with Maddie is almost like a dream come true.

    Fooling our family and friends doesn’t sit well with me, but I’ll do it to protect Maddie’s career and her family’s reputation. I will uproot my life in Nebraska and move into her apartment in LA. I’ll be the perfect husband for the cameras because I love her.

    I’m not faking how I feel. I’m just not hiding it anymore. For the first time in my life, I have the girl of my dreams in my arms, and my bed, and the happily ever after I’ve always wanted. I’d be a fool to let that slip through my fingers. And I, Kyle Carter, am no fool. Look out Maddie, the battle for your heart is not one I’m prepared to lose!

    Getting hitched at first sight has never been so enticing.

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    Preserving the evidence

    Preserving the Evidence (Hart of Texas Murder Mysteries Book 2) Kindle Edition


    When amateur baker, and now amateur sleuth, Rosie Hart finds herself embroiled in another mystery in rural Airlie Falls, Texas, she can’t believe her bad luck. Soon the town is reeling from a murder, an unidentified body, a late mayoral challenge, missing town money, and a strange group of socialites gathered at a mansion out of town.

    With so many of her new friends suspected of wrongdoing, Rosie can’t sit on the sidelines any longer. She’s convinced these strange occurrences are connected, but she’s running out of time to prove how. She’ll need to unmask a murderer before there’s another body to add to the tally.

    Snooping around undercover is harder than it looks, and Rosie will be lucky to get out of this one without more casualties than a batch of burned Buried Treasure Cookies.

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    Wasted

    Wasted: A Rylie Cooper Mystery (Rylie Cooper Mysteries Book 8)

    A week ago, Rylie thought she’d be on her honeymoon with the love of her life, sipping fruity drinks, and soaking up the sun. 

    Never did she think she’d be on a beautiful island solving a murder. 

    Now, women are turning up dead at the resort and the authorities seem to be covering up the truth—that the deaths aren’t accidental, but murders. 

    Can Rylie solve the mystery before anyone else is murdered? 

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    First Match

    First Match: A Single Dad Accidental Pregnancy Sports Romance : An Arizona Rattlesnakes Novel

    Sometimes I feel every inch of my thirty-eight years. Maybe that’s why I allow myself a single moment of indulgence—a one night stand with a hot, young singer who is definitely not for me. Who can blame me for going for it?

    I’m usually content living my life as a grumpy single dad with a teenage daughter—a handful of a kid who wants me and her mom back together, which is never going to happen. My life isn’t so bad. After all, I’m the Coach for the Arizona Rattlesnakes NHL team, and when I speak, a whole team of people listen.

    I don’t expect to meet Ms. Sexy Singer again, not at my daughter’s parent-teacher conference (Talk about awkward)! And I definitely don’t expect our one-night stands to happen again…and again.

    And again.

    This is just sex, right?

    Until it starts to feel like more. There’s something about Willa Bennett that I just can’t resist, and I know her unexpected pregnancy should freak me the frick out…but it doesn’t. Unfortunately for me, my wild young lover still has her sights set on Nashville and the record deal she deserves. She might even have those sights set on her ex.

    Turns out I have real feelings for my baby mama and while I might be in charge at the Rattlesnakes, I can’t make Willa do a damn thing I want, when I want. (At least, not out of the bedroom).

    She’s a beautiful song bird and I know I can’t cage her in, even if I want to. So what the hell are we gonna do now?

    First Match is the first book in the new Arizona Rattlesnakes series, a spin off from Pippa Green’s successful Minnesota Raiders series (You’ll see some of your old favorites reappear). It can be enjoyed as a standalone novel.

    Get it here

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    New release Friday February 2022

    Another month has flown by – here are some February New Releases from my author friends. Some are sweet, some are steamy and some are just a little bit scary so be sure to check those blurbs before you download!

     

    New Release Friday

    1998 (90s Flashback Series Book 3)

    1988A magical romantic comedy from bestselling author Kirsty McManus!

    Anna finally has it all: a gorgeous partner, a successful business, and the best friends a gal could ask for.

    But just when she thought she’d finally achieved her happily ever after, she finds herself alone again.

    Kurt, her soulmate, is leaving the country for three whole months—and while he’s gone, he’s given her some serious decisions to consider. Anna must rely on her support network—plus her trusty time-travelling compound—to get her through.

    However, soon after Kurt’s departure, Anna’s ex-husband makes a reappearance—and until she finds a way to banish his demons, neither of them can move forward.

    But once she tackles that problem, a worse one arises.

    Could the secret she uncovers derail the life she’s worked so hard towards?

    Time travel has a lot to answer for.

    Get it here

    Dead HeatDead Heat

    Sofia Aves’ Dead Heat is an enemies-to-lovers, athlete workplace romance in K. Bromberg’s Driven World.

    KC Hawk has his mind on the game. Specifically the one that makes the wheels cross the finish line first at the end of every race.

    While his team is hand-picked from the best talent there is, he’s missing that pizazz factor. And Hawk knows just where to get it. The cheerleader for his greatest rival would be a great asset on his team, and in his bed.

    Sunny Cooper loves her job as PR agent for one of the hottest new talents on the track. Sure, he can be a little enthusiastic and turns up with the party boy attitude, but he brings the trophies in, and Sunny gets to have her dream job.


    Until KC Hawking offers her a better one—and ruins her dreams in a single night.

    Get your copy here…

    Already GoneAlready Gone: A Miranda Jack Novella Kindle Edition

    Prequel to crime thriller Already Dead.
    Two months has passed since Miranda Jack’s husband Nick was killed in a hit-and-run and she is no closer to understanding why. The police have stopped taking her calls so Jax has gone back to the street where Nick was found in search of her own answers.
    Eighty-five year old Irene Newton has been haunted by the death of a man on the road beyond her fence two months ago. The appearance of his wife at her door reawakens painful memories of the daughter she lost and the questions she was told to forget.
    Jax is horrified Irene has waited forty years for answers and frightened she could face the same fate. But when the questions surrounding Nick’s murder won’t let her rest, Jax reaches for Irene’s mystery – because finding any answers is better than finding none.
    Until the questions become dangerous.

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    Penalty Shot

    Penalty Shot: A Best Friend’s Little Sister Forbidden Romance (A Minnesota Raiders Novel)

    I take my superstitions seriously in hockey; when the Raiders are on a winning streak, I don’t shave my beard.

    A woman like Lena Torsten doesn’t want a beast.

    It doesn’t matter, anyway. She’s off limits. She’s my best friend’s little sister and he’s asked me to watch over her while she’s in town. I’ve never been allowed to want her. I’ve never even let myself think about having her:

    Until she ends up staying with me at my cabin and I can think of nothing but Lena. If Mark ever finds out what I want with his sister…well, my time is up.

    Beauty and the Beast is nothing but a fairy tale. Those kinds of happy endings don’t exist, do they?

    PENALTY SHOT is book 7 in the Minnesota Raiders series.

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    New Release Friday

    Time for New Release Friday. Here are some new releases my author friends have put out so far this year. I’ve read some but not others. If you read them let me know your thoughts in the comments.

    I hope you find something to enjoy – if so; I know they’d love a review.

    The Paid Bridesmaid: A Novel

    The Paid Bridesmaid

    From Sariah Wilson, the bestselling author of Roommaid, comes a captivating romantic comedy about what happens when a wedding party mixes business with romance.

    Rachel Vinson is a bridesmaid for hire: part confidante, part wedding planner, and one hundred percent pretend BFF. Discretion guaranteed. Her next gig is a destination wedding—livestreamed and sponsored—for an Instagram influencer. That means a paradise of new contacts, which could be a boon to her already booming business. If Rachel can keep the very handsome and slightly too interested best man at bay, that is.

    High-tech entrepreneur Camden Lewis must know: Who is this gorgeous, intelligent, and mysterious woman? Too good to be real. Convinced she’s a corporate spy out to tank his company, Camden’s not letting her out of his sight. But the constant surveillance is also opening his eyes to things about Rachel that he likes. If she’s a spy, she’s certainly the cutest one he’s ever seen.

    As the week’s worth of wedding events march along, Rachel and Camden are learning almost everything there is to know about each other. Rachel’s made a career out of always a bridesmaid…but perhaps there’s a chance for her own trip down the aisle?

    Get it here

    Fight the Burn: A Steamy Forbidden Love Firefighter Romance (A Cinnamon Bay Romance, Collection Four, Book 1)

    Fight the Burn

    A blind date gone horribly wrong…or horribly right?

    Adam Schiffman isn’t opposed to being set up on a blind date, until the woman in question turns out to be the one he isn’t allowed to want. After all, he and her husband were firefighters together, and Gabe’s death is on Adam’s shoulders.

    Madeline Monroe doesn’t blame him. In fact, they’ve always had a flirtatious relationship, and have been friends for as long as she can remember. But she is Adam’s opposite. She has a past outside of her control and a dead husband under her belt. It’s a line they should not cross. Until she needs someone to come to her sister’s baby shower to pretend to be her rebound guy. Not a problem. Adam a stand-up man who doesn’t hesitate to do anything for the people he cares about. Including Maddie.

    Now he needs a wedding date, and no one else is biting on the line. What would one little date hurt? It’s not like Mad Maddie a bad person. In fact, she’s a very good person. Kind and compassionate and yeah, sexy as hell. He has to admit it.

    They don’t want to resist each other but they know they have to. It isn’t right. Especially since some people in town blame Adam for what happened in the past. Can these two get over the sins of the past? Or has this forbidden love been doomed from the start?

    FIGHT THE BURN is book 1 in A Cinnamon Bay Romance, Collection 4.

    Get it here

    The Buy-In: A Sweet Small-Town Romantic Comedy (Graham Brothers Sweet Rom Com Series Book 1)

    The Buy In

    “You can’t Schitt’s Creek a town, Tank.”
    “And you can’t 
    verb a noun, son.”

    When a family of former pro football players buy a small Texas town, they didn’t intend to start a war with its residents … or to fall in love.

    Ever since his career-ending injury, Pat has bounced from job to job, idea to idea, short-lived relationship to short-lived relationship. But when his father purchases the town of Sheet Cake, Pat suddenly sees his life with clear purpose: get his brothers on board with his dad’s wild idea and win back the one woman who got away.

    Lindy was supposed to be traveling the world, not stuck in a small town, caring for her niece. But she would do anything to keep custody of Jo–even if that looks like a marriage of convenience with the man who already broke her heart once.

    Now if she can only keep herself from falling back in love with her husband…

    This is a small town, marriage of convenience romantic comedy with plenty of sizzle while keeping the bedroom door closed. It’s the first in a spinoff series following Harper’s brothers (from Falling for Your Best Friend). You don’t need to have read the Love Clichés series first to enjoy this book.

    Get it here

    Falling for The Suitor: A sweet, reality show rom-com (Suitor Science Book 1)

    Falling for the Suitor

    Finding love on a reality show isn’t possible. It can’t be real. Or can it?

    “I DEVOURED it in a single day…deliciously fun read!”

    Bexley:

    It wasn’t my idea to try out for The Suitor, because who really falls in love after twelve weeks with every move televised? I’m not good at love… or being camera-ready 24/7. But now that I’m here, I’m in it to win it. To be the last woman standing. To find…love? At least like, because falling in love is too much to ask for.

    Until I meet The Suitor—Grayson Grant, former player on and off the field, and with the smile that can light up a city—and the spark between us makes me forget all the reasons I didn’t want to come on the show.

    I’m going to win this. I’m going to win him.

    Unfortunately, twenty-five other women think the same thing.

    Grayson:

    Getting your heart broken on a reality show will do great things for your popularity. But what viewers don’t know is that my heart wasn’t really broken. I’m back for a second chance to get back into the game and this time I get to choose. There’s twenty-five gorgeous women up for grabs, and twelve weeks to decide.

    And then I meet Bexley. It’s over for me.

    Except there’s all these other women standing in my way of being with Bexley at the end, and my contract clearly states they need a chance too.

    The course of true love never runs straight, especially not on reality TV.

    Falling for The Suitor is the first in the new Suitor Science Series, a charmingly sweet, dual POV, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy full of sparks and power surges. You’ll be rooting for a happily ever after for your new favourite couple. You’ll fall for The Suitor!

    Get it here

    Hazard’s Mistress: Hearts in Hiding

    hazard's mistress

    Drab companion by day, dashing gambling queen by night!

    Having disgraced herself by ‘chasing the scarlet’ in her youth, Louisa Stapleton has endured nine years of drudgery as penance.

    Now a marriage proposal from the unctuous Mr. Rivers, who promises to redeem her stained’ character, looks likely to compound her woes; for Louisa’s aunt, to whom she is beholden, has threatened to cast her out if she refuses.

    Will a night-time subterfuge, which enables Louisa to reveal her true self in the company of handsome and dashing Felix Evesham, be the catalyst for long-lasting happiness?

    Or will discovery put an end to her hopes for a love-filled future?

    Find out in another exciting romance from the Hearts in Hiding series where enterprising heroines must hide their hearts to escape danger in order to find their happily-ever-after.

    Get it here.

    Snap Shot: A One Night Stand, Enemies to Lovers Romance (A Minnesota Raiders Novel)

    Snap Shot

    There’s nothing wrong with a little sexy foreplay for your Vegas one-night stand, am I right? It only becomes a problem when you get home and realize your hook-up now has naked photos of you in your full glory (and I am glorious, don’t worry about that). Now I have no way to track her down.

    Maybe she won’t sell the pictures to the press, even if I am a NHL hockey player and she stands to make a mint. There might still be good–and really, really smokin’ hot–people out there. I’m staking my career on a stranger’s moral compass.

    That’s what I hope for, at least, until I discover that Smithy aka Morgan Smith is now moonlighting as a paparazzi. She needs the money to help her kid and I can’t tell if she’s playing me or if she’s actually a decent woman who won’t resort to blackmail.

    I don’t want to believe she’ll sell my pictures, but she’s in a very, very tight spot. So am I: those pictures can ruin my career.

    Is it wrong that I’m still madly attracted to the one woman who can destroy me?

    I need a solution to this dilemma so we can both move on with our lives and go our separate ways. Because I am not the kind of guy who falls for anyone, least of all his one night stand. No matter how badly I want her.

    SNAP SHOT is Book 6 in the Minnesota Raiders Series

    Get it here.

    A Sinful Start

     

    Dangerous, wild, sinful.

    Innocent. 

    A sinful startOnce unguided, our paths were obscured until she gave us purpose.

    Mother.

    Our introduction to a group of women who fight for the right side of wrong.

    Men. Sex. Sin.

    We ruin the rules, and we revel in it.

    We became the Sisters of Sin.

    Vanity.

    Aggravate.

    Pride.

    Read three origin stories to the femme fatale SISTERS OF SIN series by USA Today and bestselling romantic suspense authors Sofia Aves, Terry Wells-Brown and Heather Osbourne in one stunning volume.

    Get It Here

     

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    New release Friday – it’s back after a hiatus!

    New Release Friday
    New Release Friday

    New release Friday is back!

    I haven’t done this in a while but I have a lot of friends with new books out this week so I thought why not share the excitement.

    These books range from sweet to steamy, so be sure to read their blurbs before downloading if you’re adverse to anything hot.

    Second Shot Pippa Green

    Second Shot: A Fake Relationship Sports Romance (A Minnesota Raiders Novel)

    I’m Seamus Byrne, professional hockey player. I’ve been called a beast on the ice because I never let anything slow me down. But that was before an unfortunate knee injury takes me out of the game for the rest of the current NHL season. As if that isn’t enough, my wife decides she wants a divorce and drops that bomb on me immediately after my injury.

    Talk about kicking a man while he’s down.

    But what’s that old saying about silver linings? My silver lining through it all is my awesome doctor, Nicole Stewart. She’s stubborn and sweet and has a few secrets of her own. She’s also a fighter, and she won’t stop fighting for me to heal and get my career back. Her genuine concern makes me wonder if she and I could ever…

    But I’m all kinds of wrong for her. I should stay away.

    Then I go and do something so impulsive that it puts her future in jeopardy. Now I’m the one who has to fight for her, and I can’t exactly say it’s a hardship.

    Because I’m starting to see how a great woman like Nicole could give a guy like me a second shot at true love.

     

    Whatever it takes

    Whatever It Takes: A Second-Chance Musical Theater Romantic Comedy (A Center Stage Love Story Book 3)

    Leslie:
    Do your best. Be the best. Whatever it takes.

    It sounds like a line from some superhero movie, not a family motto. Except it is the Moose family creed. We even have it on T-shirts. Snazzy apparel aside, it means I’ve grown up with a lot of pressure to, well, be the best.

    Except I’m not. No matter how hard I’ve worked, it’s time to face the fact that I’m never going to have a career as a professional ballerina. I’ll do the next best thing—I can dance in the theatre. Thanks to that eight-week drama camp when I was a teenager, as well as a stubborn-to-the-point-of-foolish drive, I’m ready to take on this challenge, even if it means moving from New York City to a small Upstate town.

    Especially if it means I get to be reunited with the boy I fell in love with at that camp…

    Josh:
    Oh no. I’m not working with her.

    She broke my heart, ghosting me after the most incredible summer together. But now, here she is, and we need her to make The Edison successful. The stakes are high, and if this show works out, there’s a shot I’ll finally get my chance to bring the production I’ve been writing ever since she left me to the stage.

    The show must go on. Whatever it takes.

    USA Today Bestselling Author, Kathryn R. Biel, takes you back to The Edison Theater for Act Three in this powerful and moving tale of second chance love and finally loving yourself.

    Tinsel and Tatas

    Tinsel and Tatas: A Holiday Romantic Comedy Anthology Kindle Edition

    Get a head start on the holiday spirit by reading for a great cause! Nearly twenty of today’s most entertaining rom-com authors have teamed up to sell #Books4Boobs. This collection of holiday shorts ranges from sweet to steamy and promises to entertain. 100% of proceeds will benefit the Young Survival Coalition, an international organization focusing on women ages 40 and under who are diagnosed with breast cancer.

    Titles and Authors

    • Wilder for the Win by Serena Bell
    • Last One Gets the Booby Prize by Kilby Blades
    • Tattooed Tatas by Kameron Claire
    • Mixing Merrymas by Dylann Crush
    • A Trivia Pursuit by Hope Ellis
    • Two Nights to Believe by Melonie Johnson
    • Tits the Season by Tawdra Kandle
    • Decidedly with Tinsel by Stina Lindenblatt
    • The Great Christmas Race by Elizabeth Lynx
    • All I Want is You by Claire Marti
    • Wreath this Ring by MK Meredith
    • Star Bright by Susannah Nix
    • Ta Ta To Heartbreak by Tracey Pedersen
    • Pretty Packages by Marika Ray
    • Rock, Paper, Santa by Piper Rayne
    • Tinsel Bomb by Arell Rivers
    • A Brit Under the Mistletoe by Brenda St John Brown
    • Booby Trapped by Sylvie Stewart

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    Mistle Text: ‘Twas the Text Before Christmas … (An Accidentally in Love Story Book 5)

    ‘Twas the text before Christmas…

    I’m Holly Snow and I’m in desperate need of a miracle.

    I’ve been raising my five-year-old niece, Faith, since she was a baby. As much as I love her, I was twenty-three when my sister died. There was no way I was ready to be a single mom.

    A few months ago, I managed to get Faith a partial scholarship to a ritzy preschool for gifted children. I’ve been struggling to make my portion of the tuition payments ever since. The bottom line is that I need to make more money. At this point, I’ll take any job that allows me to look after Faith while I work—as it doesn’t involve anything weird or illegal.

    So, when my bestie, Toni, tells me her tall, dark, and Scroogy boss needs a personal shopper to take care of all his Christmas needs, I leap at the opportunity.

    When I say yes, I have no idea Mr. Incredible will also end up needing a fake girlfriend.  Apparently, he’s got to prove to his family that he’s the marrying type or they won’t be turning over the keys to their investment brokerage to him come January.

    I should definitely say no, but I’d be crazy not to take the obscene amount of money he’s throwing my way. (Besides, who wouldn’t want to live in the lap of luxury in a Newport mansion for a few days?)

    As a bonus, Faith and I get completely new wardrobes so we can fit in. Now, I just have to promise myself not to fall in love with him.

    Which is easier said than done.

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    New Release Friday for October 4

    10/3/2019

    New Release Friday
    Here are some fun new releases to get you reading this weekend!

    Moonlight, Magnolias and Magic - Cover
    Moonlight, Magnolias, and Magic (More in Heaven and Earth Book 4) Kindle Edition
    A cursed ring. A forgotten grave. A magical enemy. Can Annabella escape her family’s fate?

    Annabella has done her best to put behind her all memories of her childhood being raised as an unwanted ward in the gothic family mansion. As the secretary to the flamboyant Errol, Duke of Winchester, she’s seen the world and avoided her family’s clutches.

    But now she must return to that elegantly-decayed, antebellum house on the historic Battery in Charleston, South Carolina, where the “moonlight and magnolias” atmosphere hides some deadly family secrets. Returning for the wake of her aged relative, Henrietta, who hasn’t left her South of Broad showplace for decades, Annabella walks into the chilly embrace of her Cousin Beatrix and the woman’s much-too-attractive new assistant, Armand, whose words of encouragement and warning keep arriving inexplicably in her mind.

    In just a few hours, the house reclaims her. She finds herself waking up in her deceased relative’s bed and clothes, Henrietta’s ring on an unremovable chain around her neck. And, even as she begins to realize that magic is real and her friends and Armand hope to save her with it, it’s starting to look as though the terrifying mansion and its demonic secrets may never let her leave.

    Katherine Gilbert, author of the quirky urban fantasies Protecting the Dead and Unearthly Remains, shows a more serious side in this chilling Southern Gothic tale (but not without a bit of quirk!). On a Gilbert wackiness scale of 1-to-10 sarcastic talking cats*, this one is about a 3.

    *Warning: Not all stories contain talking cats. Wackiness may take other forms.

    The More in Heaven and Earth series is all set in the same magical universe filled with angels, witches, werewolves, demons, vampires, ghosts, and many other supernatural creatures. They can be read either in order or as stand-alones and will introduce you to a variety of fascinating characters, as they take you to various parts of this unusual earth. Get it here

    King and Queen of the Poker Game - Cover

    King & Queen of the Poker Game (King & Queen series Book 4)

    Tess is fearless, from her fiery red hair—complete with tiara—all the way down to her rainbow-striped knee socks. She’s on the hunt for a unicorn. Who knew it would be so hard to find a man who could keep up with her, let alone pass her rigorous second date test? But when Oliver draws a royal straight, all hearts, she’s the one who’s running scared.

    Oliver used to think love was the safe bet. After witnessing his parents’ marriage tumble like a house of cards, he tries to break his habit of clinging to love. But old habits die hard.

    When Oliver goes all in, Tess folds. They up the ante by changing the rules only to face unforeseen challenges. Will they discover that life—and love—don’t require tests and schemes, and is this the secret to drawing the winning hand?

    Place your bets on love with the King & Queen romantic comedy series. Get it here

     

     

     

     


    Christmas at the Chateau - CoverChristmas at the Chateau: Marsh Saga Series Novella
    Following on from Millie, the first book in The Marsh Sagas series, now comes a holiday novella, Christmas at the Chateau!

    Join the family again as they spend Christmas with Millie and Jeremy at Chateau Dumont.

    It’s a time of coming together, yet sisters Prue and Cece have very different ideas about how to celebrate the holiday and their clash of personalities also causes damage to their hearts.

    All Millie wants is a happy home, yet her warring sisters try her patience and she’s stuck in the middle! Not only that, but her husband Jeremy is dealing with his own problems regarding his parentage, her mother is acting strangely, and her grandmother is as opinionated as always!

    Will Christmas at the Chateau bring the family together or tear them apart?
    This novella is an accompaniment and should be read after Millie.

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    Snowflakes and Sparks - CoverSnowflakes and Sparks: A Small-Town Christmas Romance (Old Pine Cove Book 1)
    One small town. One swoon-worthy neighbor. One second chance at love.

    Old Pine Cove is the one place on earth Suzie swore she’d never return to, but then her boss asks her to manage one of their bookstores there. Since it’s only temporary, she agrees. Besides, what could possibly go wrong?
    Gosh, how naïve of her.

    Alex Denverton opening the door with that smoldering look of his, that’s what could go wrong. It’s been ten years since she broke his car and his heart. How is she supposed to focus on work knowing he’s right next door? And why did she even agree to organize the annual Winter Walk with him?

    One thing is certain, though. If Suzie wants to have a magical Christmas, she can’t ask Santa to make it happen. It’s up to her to decide: go big or go home.

    Snowflakes and Sparks is a small-town Christmas romance in the Old Pine Cove series, full of humor and heart.

    Get it here.

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    New Release Friday ( a day late)

    9/6/2019

    New Release Friday
    New Release friday is back
    Happy reading. I haven’t done new release Friday in a while – life got crazy – but I have several author friends, some who I know online, some whom I’ve worked within series and others I just like to read to share with you this week.

    Rissa's Rebel Heart - CoverRissa’s Rebel Heart (The Sweethearts of Country Music Book 1)
    When six musicians come together to form an all-girl country band, The Sweethearts of Country Music are born. But can they balance their musical worlds with their personal lives?

    Rissa Walker dreams of making it big in country music, but after seven years in Music City—and with very little success to show for it—she’s beginning to lose hope. When she’s offered the chance to join an all-girl country band, Rissa finds herself surrounded by five of the most talented musicians in Nashville, a tough-talking manager with a heart of gold, and her manager’s son. A son who happens to be a handsome single father whose kiss leaves her weak in the knees.

    Jake McCann grew up in the business, so he knows a thing or two about country music. When he hears Rissa perform at a wedding reception, he thinks she’d be the perfect addition to the all-girl country band his mom hopes to bring to Nashville. What he doesn’t know is just how hard he’ll fall for the beautiful songwriter. And he really doesn’t know how he’s going to live without her when she and the band go on tour.

    With a hectic tour schedule, and hundreds of miles of highway between them, can Rissa and Jake’s relationship stay in tune? Or, will Rissa have to choose between her music and her heart?

    The Sweethearts of Country Music series includes six books by six different authors. Each novel features a member of the band as she struggles to balance music and love. get it here

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    Happily Ever Hers: A fake relationship/movie star/ex-military hero romantic comedy! (Movie Stars in Maryland Book 2)

    Juliet Manchester is America’s best-loved movie starlet. But when a nasty divorce and a sex-tape scandal threaten to tarnish her spotless good-girl reputation, she turns to co-star Ryan McDonnell to help distract the media with a passionate (and completely fake) new romance. The only problem? They’re both in love with other people.
    Going home for Gran’s 90th in Maryland was something I normally would’ve been looking forward to. But the timing is terrible. My ex is dragging me through a media scandal (even though he’s the one who cheated. Spectacularly. On the kitchen island. With my personal chef), and if I had my way, I’d stay out of the spotlight entirely.
    But America’s Sweetheart has to be okay, and my agent is positive the best way to convince America that I’m not in the midst of a breakdown is to date my latest co-star.
    He’s hot. He’s sweet. And he’s willing.
    But he’s not the man I’m in love with.
    The former Marine bodyguard who’s been stationed inside my house by the private security firm I employ is nothing like a movie star. He’s rough around the edges, from the wrong side of the tracks… and one-hundred percent exactly my type.
    But the two of us together? Could cost us both our jobs.
    I just need to remember that Jace Morgan is here to protect me. Not to love me.
    But when he comes along to Maryland? Lines get crossed, and I’m not talking about the Mason-Dixon, y’all.
    Happily Ever Hers is a full-length laugh-out-loud romcom with narcoleptic pugs, cursing Grans who drink too many Manhattans, and a stoic ex-military hero who just might break your heart. (Standalone and no cliffhanger!) Get it here

    Love in Charge - CoverLove in Charge: Powerful Women, Powerful Love Kindle Edition
    When this woman steps into a room, heads turn and people listen. Whether she’s commanding a new business venture, coaching a collegiate football team, or diagnosing and healing people, she’s focused, influential, and passionate, and she’s not about to apologize for it.
    But there is loneliness and fears that she can’t ignore, and questions soon follow. Is a second chance meant to be when the first was a disaster? Is her distrust of all men warranted when only one has truly ever hurt her? Can she set aside an age difference to find love?
    Most of all… when a man who is everything she’s never realized she wanted is right in front of her, will she be ready for the biggest undertaking of her life?
    Lose yourself in these three novellas of powerful women learning that sometimes love is the one in charge.
    **All earnings from this anthology will be donated to the GLSEN Omaha chapter. GLSEN Omaha’s mission is to “ensure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression.”

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    No More Bad Dates - CoverNo More Bad Dates: A romantic comedy of love, friendship… and tea (High Tea Book 1) (Cozy Cottage Café 5)
    Three friends form the No More Bad Dates Pact: stop dating the wrong guys and start dating the right ones – weirdos and jerks need not apply.

    Twenty-five-year-old Sophie McCarthy’s career is virtually nonexistent, her family expects her to “do something important” with her life, and she’s totally sick of dating the wrong guys: the self-absorbed, the arrogant, the borderline criminally insane.

    After she’s unceremoniously dumped during the vows at her boss’s wedding, she and her two equally disappointed-in-love best friends agree to help each other find decent guys to date. Together, they form the No More Bad Dates Pact: stop dating the wrong guys and start dating the right ones–weirdos and jerks need not apply.

    When Sophie’s roommate Jason Christie–a.k.a. doctor-in-training and serial nurse-dater–joins the pact, he vows to weed out the bad ones for her. But with his rejection of every guy Sophie meets, she begins to wonder if he’s got an ulterior motive. And anyway, why does she always have so much more fun with Jason than with the guys she’s actually trying to date?

    While desperately seeking her “happy for now,” could Sophie stumble into her “happily ever after?”

    High Tea is a spin-off of Kate O’Keeffe’s bestselling Cozy Cottage Café series. Escape to New Zealand in this fun, feel-good chick lit series! Get it here

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    New release Friday, two romantic reads for your weekend

    10/26/2018

    New Release Friday
    Get ready for some fun reads this weekend

    All That Matters - CoverAll That Matters by Tracy Krimmer

    Dory Walker finally has both feet on the ground and looks forward to one thing only–becoming Mrs. Harris Malone. Her wedding is coming up, and she’s put her music career behind her for good so she can focus on what’s important in her life. Family comes first.

    Harris Malone is getting used to his young daughter living over an hour away but now faces a new challenge–unemployment. With a wedding in a few months, he’s in need of money, and he’s not sure how he’s going to find it.

    But as Dory and Harris plan their happy future together, a trail of lies follows them. From secrets to hidden truths, every aspect of their relationship will be tested. Will they say “I do,” or will a web of deceit force them into saying “I don’t?”

    ​​Get it here

     

     

    Millionaire Mountain Climber - Cover
    The Millionaire Mountain Climber by Laura Boon

    Mountain climber Matt Hanley is a former investment manager whose lean body and rugged good looks epitomize an outdoor adrenaline junky. When his business partner in their country hotel is injured, he needs an efficient replacement in a hurry.

    Hailey Gordon lives a chic city life free of adventures and daredevils. She craves stability and security but loses her job and boyfriend on the same day. A holiday job in France is the perfect escape from her troubles. Sparks ignite when Matt and Hailey meet, but she resolves to ignore the flame flickering between them.

    Aside from the fact Matt is her boss, she is convinced he is not her type. Matt is determined to teach Hailey to look beyond appearances. He needs to show her how good they are together, even if he must risk life and limb to do so.

    ​Get your copy today

     

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    New release Friday – two fun romantic weekend reads

    10/12/2018

    New Release Friday
    Two new releases for lovers of chicklit
    I’ve been very lucky to meet some amazing chicklit authors since I launched my first book baby into the world all those many years ago. This week two of the most kind and generous of those women have new releases out, sure to make you smile. Go grab a copy of each and have a great weekend of reading.

    Relatively Normal - Cover
    Relatively Normal by Whitney Dineen

    ​Catriona Masterton’s fiancé, Ethan, is Normal.

    He plans trips six months in advance and arrives at the airport a minimum of three hours early. He purchases life insurance, luggage insurance, and always opts for the extended warranty. He’s responsible, reliable, and would make any woman a wonderful life partner.

    In other words, he’s the exact opposite of the Masterton clan.

    Cat’s mother has a kitchen gadget fetish, a father whose best friends are taxidermied field mice, and a super stoner man-child brother who lives–where else?–in the basement. Then there’s Nan, her proud Scottish grandmother with a proclivity for profanity and mischief.

    What on earth will Catriona’s Normal fiancé think when he comes home with her for the holidays? What will he think when he discovers his soon-to-be in-laws invited Cat’s ex to join them for Thanksgiving dinner?

    Find out in a laugh-out-loud journey of self-discovery, familial pandemonium, and love. A must read for fans of a true romantic comedy! Get it here.

     

     

    Just A Name - Cover
    Just a Name by Beck Monson

    Holly has a plan for everything. But she never could have planned for this.

    If there’s one thing Holly Murphy loves, it’s a solid plan. She has her entire life figured out—or so she thinks. But when life pulls the rug out from under her, she’s left to deal with a canceled wedding—hers, to be precise. And the promotion she’s worked toward for years is now in jeopardy because the team she supervises doesn’t like her management style.

    Thinking that Holly is too tightly wound and needs a break from everything, her boss demands she take a vacation. But how can she take a vacation when her promotion is on the line? Trying to help out, her best friend, Quinn, suggests she still go on her honeymoon and conduct a nationwide search to find a man with the same name as her ex-fiancé to use his plane ticket. Leaving Holly to wonder if she’s the only sane person left on the planet.
    Yet when her boss gets wind of the idea and loves it, Holly finds herself in a corner she can’t get out of. And when handsome Nate Jones from Newport Beach gets picked to go with her, she wonders if this whole thing won’t be so bad after all.

    Can Holly learn to let go? Or will this crazy adventure send her running right back to her safety net?

    Get your copy today.

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    Three fabulous new reads for the weekend this New Release Friday

    9/14/2018

    New Release Friday
    An Italian Count for Christmas (London Lords Book 1) by Sasha Cottman
    An Italian Count for Christmas - Cover
    Count Nico de Luca has been blessed with wealth, power, and a seductive Italian body. Though women lust after him, the one thing Nico has never been able to possess is the love of a woman.

    After his intended bride jilts him to marry another, Nico decides that he will stick to matters of business and leave love to other fools.

    Arriving in London to inspect his investments, he is invited to stay for Christmas as the guest of one of his tenants, a poor young widow, Isabelle Collins.

    In Isabelle, Nico discovers a rare beauty, and as much as he fights temptation, he soon loses his heart to her.

    Left in reduced circumstances by her blackguard of a late husband, Isabelle is in no hurry to hand her heart over to yet another self-assured male, especially one who has no intention of remaining in England.

    But Nico is persuasive and nights of passion spent in his arms soon have Isabelle questioning the sort of future she wants. Can she risk giving up her country and home on the chance of finding love again?

    When Nico discovers the shocking truth of how Isabelle’s husband died, he realizes that he will have to risk everything he has to win Isabelle’s heart and finally break his love curse. Get your copy here

    Go on Girl, by Hilary Grossman
    Go On Girl - Cover
    Executive, wife, and mother of an outgoing first-grader, Sydney Clayton crushes her day-to-day obligations at work but flounders in the cutthroat world of parental politics.

    She manages to avoid the local drama until she’s faced with an ultimatum: join the Forest River PTA or risk her daughter becoming a social outcast. Sydney reluctantly becomes treasurer, and takes the recently vacated position of the president’s sidekick. If protecting the children’s freedom of speech, one best friend ban at a time, isn’t complicated enough, Sydney and her husband receive an unexpected offer for their house they don’t think they can refuse.

    Embroiled in the deception and manipulation rife among the elementary school moms, Sydney struggles. Should she sell the home she worked so hard to build in a town where betrayal runs rampant? Or should she stay put to avoid the fallout from uprooting her child? As Sydney focuses on what is best for her daughter, and lets go of her judgments, she finds friendship can develop in very unexpected ways.

    ​Warm, witty, and wise, Go On, Girl dramatizes the dilemmas of life in the suburbs and the bonds shared by women. Perfect for fans of Class Mom and Big Little Lies.

    Get your copy here 

     

    The Scarlet Letter of the Law by Lexi Greene
    The Scarlett Letter of the Law - Cover

    ​When Tony Radcliff joins Forbes Lawyers, career-driven Scarlet O’Connor suddenly has serious competition for the coveted senior associate position that is the foundation-stone of her future.

    And Tony has a couple of aces up his sleeve. Like his surf-sculpted body, which plays havoc with Scarlet’s ‘all work and no play’ plans for partnership and his brother, who holds the key to a secret from her past.

    When Scarlet and Tony start steaming up the office windows, there’s no doubt they’re playing with fire. But there can only be one winner, so who gets burned?

    ​Get it today

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    A bumper New Release Friday with 5 fabulous new reads for the weekend

    9/7/2018

    New Release Friday
    The Perfect Catch (Kissing the Enemy Book 1)
    The Perfect Catch - Cover
    Her brother’s best friend used to be Callie’s friend too. But that was before he became a jerk, and then her coach, and now…her first kiss.

    There’s no doubt about it, Noah is avoiding Callie like the plague now that she’s living in the dorms on his college campus. She’d hoped this weeklong softball clinic would help put their past awkwardness behind them–after all, he’d taught her everything she knows about the game. But her brother’s best friend is more of a jerk than ever. Until he kisses her. And now…well, now she doesn’t know what’s going on between them. But it doesn’t matter, not really. She’s not here for Noah, she’s only here to show the recruiters at the big showcase game that she has what it takes to play for a college team.

    It’s a solid plan…until it all falls apart. Thanks to Noah’s overprotective interference, she’s kicked out of the showcase game, and any chance of college scholarships slips out of her reach. But there might be a way to salvage her plan and her future. She just has to be seen, right? Noah’s the new coach for a charity softball event and he owes her big time. She might just be able to save her scholarship chances if she can survive his coaching…and his kisses.
    ​Get it here

    Frankie B – Captain’s Gold – A paranormal witch cozy mystery (Marina Witches Mysteries Book 2)
    Frankie B Captain's Gold - Cover
    Faced with a potentially-lethal blood curse, should she really be on this crazy treasure hunt? Yes, if finding the gold will help break the curse.

    Rid of the ghost of Captain Russell Garnet, Frankie thought she could get on with life, if only she wasn’t lumbered with this pesky blood curse. And if only her troublesome grandmamma — the not so ex-pirate — Anne Bonny hadn’t managed to get herself in a heap of trouble.

    But before any rescue can take place, Frankie needs to get a handle on her new witchy powers. While she’s no longer stuck with housework spells and the occasional ward, her new power levels are unstable at best. And completely missing, at worst.

    And yet again, she’s training with the drop-dead gorgeous Zane, making concentration difficult, especially when the air between them is laced with magic.

    Will Frankie break the curse, and find out who killed her mom and dad, or will she die trying? With Dex, her familiar, and Zane at her side, how can she possibly fail?

    Grab a copy here

    The Wedding Photo (Wedding Bouquet Novellas Book 1)
    The Wedding Photo - Cover
    An outrageous dress. An unexpected proposal. A photo that never should have happened.
    Bridesmaid Katherine’s perfect boyfriend, Michael, just got down on one knee and she screwed it all up. What is wrong with her? And what is she going to tell Michael?
    Bryan doesn’t get close to people. Not anymore. Maybe he dropped out of life a little bit, but, hey, it was his life to drop out of.
    But when Bryan’s photography hobby accidentally makes Katherine a viral sensation, all bets are off. Suddenly, she’s in his face and he’s not unhappy about it. Maybe she isn’t either…
    Can one picture change everything?
    The Wedding Photo is the first book in the Wedding Bouquet romantic comedy novella series. If you like light, sweet, romantic reads told with humor and heart, you’ll love The Wedding Photo.
    Grab a copy to curl up with today.
    (The Wedding Photo is a Sweetheart Read. The romance is sweet, the language is clean.)
    Grab a copy today

     

    Saving Sarah (The Gold Coast Retrievers Book 1)
    Saving Sarah - Cover
    A shy girl, a social guy, a second chance to get their stories right…

    Sarah Campbell loves living vicariously through the residents at the Redwood Cove Rest Home. But when a surly patient insists she can’t die before “setting things right,” Sarah finds she may end up taking on far more than she ever bargained for… especially since all signs point to murder. Have she and her therapy dog Lucky stumbled upon the key to solving the most famous cold case in Gold Coast history?

    Despite creating the world’s most popular social network, Finch Jameson lives a life of ashamed solitude. The last thing he wants is to draw attention to himself, but that’s exactly what happens when a distant relative delivers an earth-shattering confession in her dying days. Soon he finds himself more intrigued by the shy and beautiful nurse who’s committed to helping him solve his great-aunt Eleanor’s mystery than in the mystery itself. But will she ever let her guard down long enough to let him in?

    Can Finch and Sarah work together to solve Eleanor’s big mystery before time runs out? And might redeeming Eleanor’s legacy somehow save them both in the process?

    Find out if Lucky can help these two humans get to the bottom of this mystery and get a head start on their own love story. This sweet tale of suspense, secrets, and second chances is one you won’t want to miss… Get your copy and start reading today!

    Hot Mess: Lucy Davenport: Season One, Episode One (The CRD Series Book 2)
    Hot Mess - Cover
    In the pilot for the series, you met the #Davenport clan and all their craziness.
    Pick up in episode one where the pilot for the book left off.

    Lucy Davenport is a Hot Mess, no doubt. She’s digging herself in deeper and deeper with the surprise announcement from her in-laws. They are demanding that she marry Cash Davenport, her deceased husbands brother. Her family will bond together to fight them, but their hilarious
    dys-FUN-ctional antics will land them in trouble, maybe even in jail.

    Warning: If you are looking for a sweet, sensitive book with a happily ever after, this isn’t it. It is a totally inappropriate book about a completely dysfunctional family. The F word flies free along with many other curse words. Feel free to get drunk (because the Davenports sure are!) while you’re reading it, and prepare to wet yourself laughing. If sex scenes are not your thing, this book might not be your thing. But, if you have a crazy sense of humor and like raunchy comedies – you’re in the right place. Join in on the craziness of The Crazy Rich Davenport Family.
    Get it here