Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Kristen Proby's THE BEAUTY OF US - Release Day Launch





From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby comes a sexy, new standalone contemporary romance in her Fusion Series, THE BEAUTY OF US, out now! Grab your copy today and get to know Trevor and Riley!





About THE BEAUTY OF US:

New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby delivers another sizzling novel in her delectable and sexy Fusion series.

Riley Gibson is over the moon at the prospect of having her restaurant, Seduction, on the Best Bites TV network. This could be the big break she’s been waiting for. But the idea of having an in-house show on a regular basis is a whole other matter. Their lives would be turned upside down, and convincing Mia, her best friend and head chef of Seduction, that having cameras in her kitchen every day is a good idea is daunting. Still, Riley knows it’s an opportunity she can’t afford to pass on. And when she meets Trevor Cooper, the show’s executive producer, she’s stunned by their intense chemistry.

Trevor’s sole intention is to persuade Riley to allow Best Bites TV to do a show on her restaurant. But when he walks into Riley’s office, he stops dead in his tracks. The professional, aloof woman on the phone is incredibly beautiful and funny. But can he convince her that he’s interested in Riley for himself? Or is he using the undeniable pull between them to persuade her to agree to his offer?













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EXCERPT:

“There seems to be an explosion in the jackass population,” I reply, and sigh, passing my glass to Kat for a refill.

“Where are you meeting them?” he asks, and I bite my lip.

“I don’t want to tell you.”

“Online,” he says with a nod.

“I didn’t say that!”

“Didn’t have to. If you met him at the gym or the grocery store, or somewhere else in person, you wouldn’t be embarrassed.”

“I’m not embarrassed.”

“Yes, you are. Otherwise, you wouldn’t mind telling me.”

“Fine.” I sigh and rub my forehead with my fingers. “I met them online.”

“Stop that,” he says.

“I don’t know where else I’d meet people,” I reply. “I’m at work at least fifty hours a week. I don’t do school or clubs or church, and I rarely go to the grocery store because I always eat here.”

“I could stop feeding you,” Mia interjects and I toss her a glare.

“I’m just saying, if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.”

“I don’t understand any of the words you just said.” I squint at him, trying to process.

“Switch it up,” he says with a grin. “Try to meet people somewhere else. I mean, you didn’t meet me online, and I’m not an asshole.”

“Sure, you’re cute, and you look like you have your shit together, but I suspect that once I got to know you I’d learn that you have mommy issues and fourteen dogs.”

“You might,” he says with a thoughtful nod. “I do hide those things well. All I’m saying is, stop using the dating sites and try meeting people in real life.”

“Yeah. Easy for you to say.” I pout into my wineglass. “Do I need to send you some money for this counseling session?”

“Nah, the first one’s on me,” he says, tossing that crazy-hot smile at me again. “Just don’t combine Star Wars and Star Trek anymore and that’s payment enough for me.”

He pulls a few bills out of his wallet and tosses them on the bar, then stands to leave.

“Have a good night, and good luck,” he says.

“Thanks.” Just as he’s almost out of view, I call out. “Wait! I didn’t ask your name.”

“Trevor,” he says, and my stomach immediately does at least four cartwheels. “Trevor Cooper.”

“You’re early,” is all I can think to say. My cheeks burning, my fingertips immediately tremble. “You’re not supposed to be here for two more days.”

“I like to come early. Get the lay of the land, that sort of thing.” He smiles and waves. “See you in a couple of days.”

He walks away, and as soon as I hear the front door close, I turn to my friends and just stare at them in utter horror.

“Tell me that didn’t just happen.”







About Kristen Proby:

Kristen was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana. In her mid-twenties, she decided to stretch her wings and move to the Pacific Northwest, where she made her home for more than a dozen years.

During that time, Kristen wrote many romance novels and joined organizations such as RWA and other small writing groups. She spent countless hours in workshops, and more mornings than she can count up before the dawn so she could write before going to work. She submitted many manuscripts to agents and editors alike, but was always told no. In the summer of 2012, the self-publishing scene was new and thriving, and Kristen had one goal: to publish just one book. It was something she longed to cross off of her bucket list.

Not only did she publish one book, she’s since published close to thirty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two pugs and two cats.













Release Blast for READY TO RUN by Lauren Layne


Named Best Book of the Month by Amazon and iBooks 


READY TO RUN
I Do, I Don't #1
Lauren Layne
Releasing Aug 22, 2017
Loveswept


The Bachelor meets The Runaway Bride in this addictive romance novel about a reality TV producer falling for her would-be star: a Montana heartthrob who wants nothing to do with the show.

Jordan Carpenter thinks she’s finally found the perfect candidate for Jilted, a new dating show about runaway grooms: Luke Elliott, a playboy firefighter who’s left not one but three brides at the altar. The only problem? Luke refuses to answer Jordan’s emails or return her calls. Which is how she ends up on a flight to Montana to recruit him in person. It’s not Manhattan but at least the locals in Lucky Hollow seem friendly . . . except for Luke, who’s more intense—and way hotter—than the slick womanizer Jordan expected.

Eager to put the past behind him, Luke has zero intention of following this gorgeous, fast-talking city girl back to New York. But before he can send her packing, Jordan’s everywhere: at his favorite bar, the county fair, even his exes’ book club. Annoyingly, everyone in Lucky Hollow seems to like her—and deep down, she’s starting to grow on him too. But the more he fights her constant pestering, the more Luke finds himself wishing that Jordan would kick off her high heels and make herself comfortable in his arms.



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Lauren Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of romantic comedies. She lives in New York City with her husband.

A former e-commerce and web marketing manager from Seattle, Lauren relocated to New York City in 2011 to pursue a full-time writing career. She signed with her agent in 2012, and her first book was published in summer of 2013. Since then, she's written over two dozen books, hitting the USA TODAYNew York Times, iBooks, and Amazon bestseller lists.




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Monday, August 21, 2017

Review Tour: Undercover With The Heiress

Undercover with the Heiress (Fitzgerald House #5)Undercover with the Heiress by Nan Dixon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Undercover with the Heiress is the fifth book in the Fitzgerald House series. Nan Dixon did an absolutely remarkable job with this one just like the rest of the series. If you haven't read any of the previous books in the Fitzgerald House series than you are unaware of the fact that it is a B&B ran by the Fitzgerald family. Kaden and Sophie are complete polar opposites but you know how the old saying goes opposites attract. Neither of them are a direct family member of the Fitzgerald family but both have ties to the household.

Sophie is an absolute spoiled princess who has always lived on daddy's dime. She has no idea what it means to earn her own money or actually work for that matter. She was raised to be a spoiled pampered princess, well that is until daddy gets a little too tired of her shopping sprees among other things. Her brother Gray is married to Abby one of the Fitzgerald's, so when things get a little rough at home with daddy Sophie runs to Gray. Yet Gray isn't as accepting as she expects and he makes her go to work.

Nathan is an undercover FBI agent whose father works at the Fitzgerald House. Nathan has to come to Savannah because of a family emergency but finds a witness to one of his cases while at the home. Can he keep his cover intact while spending time with the Fitzgerald family and not fall for the nanny of his witness? He doesn't understand why he is even attracted to her in the first place he can tell she is one of those spoiled rich girls who are completely shallow and expects men to fall at her feet.

Sophie and Nathan surprise me so much through out "Undercover with the Heiress". I absolutely enjoyed watching Sophie grow as the novel progressed. As well as watching Nathan soften up just a bit as sweet little Issy melts his heart. You will not regret this purchase get your copy today. It is one of those reads you absolutely can not put down.

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Undercover With The Heiress by Nan Dixon
~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GENRE:   Contemporary Romance Series ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
BLURB:
What's behind her beautiful mask? FBI agent Kaden Farrell is on a mission. He's undercover at Fitzgerald House in Savannah, where a little girl is the key to his investigation. And that's what he needs to focus on, not a down-and-out heiress whose jeweled eyes haunt his dreams. Courtney Smythe might be spoiled, but when Kaden notices her ease with the children at the B and B, he sees the beauty beyond her looks. Getting close to Courtney will help his case, and giving in to attraction is the right thing to do. Even if it means perpetuating a lie

Excerpt:
Kaden stared into her eyes and the room shrank. “Were you the little girl in the story?” His voice was a deep caress, drawing Courtney closer. “What?” He swept her hair off her face. “Were you that unhappy girl?” She didn’t want to talk. Didn’t want to move. She wanted him to touch her. “I…I was making up a story for the kids.” “Right.” He tucked a curl back behind her ear, and a single finger stroked down her cheek. His blue eyes locked on hers as he brushed her lower lip with his thumb. “I’m so sorry.” Her breath caught in her chest. Finally, Kaden was going to kiss her…

Author Bio:

Nan Dixon spent her formative years as an actress, singer, dancer and competitive golfer. But the need to eat had her studying accounting in college. Unfortunately, being a successful financial executive didn’t feed her passion to perform. When the pharmaceutical company she worked for was purchased, Nan got the chance of a lifetime—the opportunity to pursue a writing career.  She’s a five-time Golden Heart® finalist and award winning author, lives in the Midwest and is active in her local RWA chapter and on the board of a dance company. She has five children, three sons-in-law, two granddaughters, one grandson on the way and one neurotic cat.

Nan Dixon will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


You can follow the rest of the tour here:
August 21: The Reading Addict
September 4: Locks, Hooks and Books
September 11: Fabulous and Brunette

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Review: The Prince's Stolen Virgin

The Prince's Stolen Virgin The Prince's Stolen Virgin by Maisey Yates
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The Prince's Stolen Virgin by Maisy Yates is the second book in the Once Upon a Seduction series. I read it because I had became a Maisy fan through her cowboy books. This one just did not do I it for me. I could only think of stalk holms syndrome the entire time I was reading.



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Review: The Runaway Bride and the Billionaire

The Runaway Bride and the Billionaire The Runaway Bride and the Billionaire by Kate Hardy
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Runaway Bride and The Billionaire by Kate Hardy is the third book in Summer at Villa Rosa series. Immi and Matt both have came to a crossroads in life. Somehow they need to figure out exactly where to go from this point in their lives. The Runaway Bride and the Billionaire is very sweet and kind. It leaves you with a desire to want to visit the Villa Rosa.

Immi has constantly been let down by men, starting with her youth boyfriend who took her virginity and going to the man she was engaged. Immi can't win for losing no matter what she does she always seems to somehow feel inadequate. Either feel sorry for her or make fun of her. She just wants to spend some time alone after her world collapses so she can find herself again.

Matt always puts everyone else's needs above his own. Raising his sisters and taken care of his mother became a job at a very young age. His mother is a fulltime job in herself, even though he would never let her feel that way. So he has now done everything he can do to make her life easier and he isn't actually sure where he needs to go from here.

The Runaway Bride and the Billionaire give you the love of family and loyalty all wrapped up in a tight nit bow. The love that the sister's share and show each other is truly what family is all about. Seeing Matt and Immi bring each other into the person they are meant to be is quite inspiring.

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Review: Convenient Cinderella Bride

Convenient Cinderella Bride Convenient Cinderella Bride by Joss Wood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Convenient Cinderella Bride by Joss Wood is just as steamy as her previous work. It is the first book in the Secrets of the A-List series. The desire between Kat and Jonah is immediately noticeable. The two are made for each other but are so caught up in other affairs they make it so difficult to accept the destiny in which they deserve.

Kat is a hostess at restaurant all the rich and famous attend. She knows so many secrets that could pay for everything she ever dreamed of. All she has to do is sell them but unfortunately for her conscious she just isn't that type of person. She has been hurt by any man she has ever trusted. Her father betrayed her by leaving almost everything to her stepmother and her ex-husband betrayed her by becoming a whole other person as soon as the ink was dry and the marriage license. She will never fall for a rich man again. They just aren't worth the hassle and heartache. She will get her dreams one way or another.

Jonah has worked for years to turn his family's company around. His grandfather is absolutely ruthless which has gave the company a name for being ruthless. His father is a liar and cheat which has gave the company a bad name for being deceptive. So once he took the reigns he knew he would bring the company forward with integrity. So when his ruthless grandfather stipulates new plans in order for him to inherit the company he must do the one thing he swore he never would do find a bride.

Joss wood has fastly became a favorite author for me and this book does not disappoint. The chemistry is out of this world. The love between Kat and Jonah is evident immediately to anyone other than the two of them. They are both just a little too stubborn for their own good. I can't wait to read her next one. :)

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Review: Full of Fire

Full of Fire Full of Fire by Jennifer Millikin
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Full of Fire by Jennifer Millikin was a first of Jennifer's books for me. I enjoyed it but I wasn't over the top thrilled with it. I am not quite sure what I would change. It was a genuinely good read. I feel that this was a fifty shades story without the playroom and erotic scenes. I got the Rich over bearing male falling for the young college female. You also have a secondary love story which you get to see play out along side of the main love story.

Lila is an introvert college student. She doesn't do parties or big scenes. She keeps to herself and likes it that way. She lives with her best friend whom will graduate with her inside a home her parents own. She has one finale project to finish before graduation.

Xavier is a spoiled rich boy who always gets what he wants. He is very shallow and does things his own way. He seems to change when Lila comes into the picture and doesn't know what it is about her that makes him that way.

Over all Full of Fire is a good read. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and secondary characters.

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Kristen Proby's THE BEAUTY OF US - Release Day Launch

From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby comes a sexy, new standalone contemporary romance in her Fusion Series , THE...