Archive | November 8, 2017

Hold On ~ Arell Rivers

 

Title: Hold On
Series: Hold #4 (prequel novella)
Author: Arell Rivers
Genre: Contemporary Rockstar Romance
Release Date: November 7, 2017
Blurb
For upcoming singer-songwriter Cole
Manchester, getting signed with the industry’s best record label topped his
bucket list. And now, with contract in hand, his appetite grows … along with
his list.
√ Headline
a tour
√ Win a
Grammy
√ Party
like a rock star
√ Feast on
a steady diet of hot chicks
√ Do his mother proud—thankfully, his publicist works overtime
Taking place prior to the first three books in The Hold Series, this prequel novella offers a taste of Cole’s early lifestyle. He indulges all his passions, but soon finds that scoring on and off the stage has unpredicted consequences. So, grab onto the aspiring rocker with both hands, and HOLD ON.

 

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Excerpt
Aunt Doreen
takes a cake knife from the drawer, clears her throat and the two sisters
squint at each other. My body tenses. This body language usually precedes some unanticipated concession by me. Busying myself by returning the coffee tin to the cabinet, I turn to escape the kitchen before…
“Cole.”
Shit. Not fast enough. “Yes, Mom.”
Mom starts, “We’ve been talking.”
I open my mouth, but Aunt Doreen jumps in before I can get anything out. “We know that you’re a grown man now, and you’re starting a high-profile career.”
“But I don’t want my son to have a bad-boy reputation,” Mom blurts out. She cups my cheek. “I didn’t raise you to be wild.”
Her sister moves in for the kill, placing her hand on my forearm for a brief moment.
“Please be careful. Don’t get caught up in the lifestyle you’ll be offered.”
Mom drops her hand. “Promise me you won’t become one of those out-of-control stars we hear about on the news.”
My heart races. I need a cigarette. I’m flanked by two of the strongest women I’ve ever known, and their concern is both touching and intrusive. But it’s born from love. I glance from one pair of green eyes to the next and swallow.
Mom presses. “Promise me.”
I’m not giving up the perks of my soon-to-be-lifestyle—women and parties being at the top of the list. I’ve earned this. However, the set of their jaws tells me I’m not getting out of this kitchen without giving them my word.
“Promise,” she repeats.
I gauge the distance to the dining room. Too far. Mom crosses her arms, and Aunt Doreen follows suit.
Rubbing my hands up and down my legs, I mumble, “Okay, fine, I promise. I won’t get a bad rep.”
Dazzling smiles greet my capitulation. They pick up the dessert and dishes and leave me in the kitchen wondering how the hell I’m going to both honor and get around my vow.
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Author Bio
For as long
as Arell Rivers can remember, she has been lost in a book. During her senior
year in college, she picked up a Danielle Steel novel … and instantly was
hooked on romance.
Arell
started writing her first novel because the characters were screaming at her to
do so. The story started coming out in her dreams and attacking her in the
shower, so she took to the computer to shut them up. But they kept talking.
Born and
raised in New Jersey, Arell has what some may call a “checkered past.” Prior to
discovering her passion for writing romance, she practiced law, was a wedding
and event planner and even dabbled in marketing. Arell lives with a very
supportive husband and two mischievous cats. When not in her writing cave,
Arell is found making dinner in the crock pot, working out with Shaun T or
hitting the beach.
Arell is a
member of the New Jersey chapter of Romance Writers of America.
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One Hell of a Ride ~ Book Tour

 

One Hell of a Ride
by Ju Ephraime
Genre: Western Historical Romance
Publisher:  ENVISION Business & Computer School Publishing
Release Date: August 3, 2017

 

 

When Joe Cariello sees the young lad, Cas, standing in the doorway of his old friend’s ranch, he has no idea his friend has just been murdered and that he’ll be viewed as the most likely suspect. He’s a drifter, not a killer. Now he’s determined to find out what happened to his old friend, and if it means working alongside Cas, he has no problem doing so. That is, until he delves deeper and realizes, everything is not as it seems.

At first, Cassie Sorrento is suspicious of the drifter, but something about him convinces her to accept the help he offers in solving her grandpa’s death. She’s so impressed with his, take charge attitude, she hires him. But she soon realizes she’s in uncharted waters with Joe, and if she’s not careful, her carefully guarded secret might be revealed.

Now Cas must decide, should she reveal her secret to Joe and take her chances or should continue with her charade and let him drift on out of her life when the job was done? This presented a challenge to Cassie, and having never been one to back down from a challenge, she does not intend to now, although she’s well aware that in this instance, she might bite off more than she can chew. Cassie realizes she’d give up everything if it means having Joe in her life, permanently. She wants to go riding with him because all things considered, riding with Joe will be, one hell of a ride!

 

 

“It will be my pleasure to teach you everything you need to know. I love kissing you, and I especially like knowing I please you.”

“You do please me,” she whispered, her eyes fixed on his lips, wanting to taste him again. She found that she loved the feel of his tongue moving inside her mouth.

 

 

 

 

Ju Ephraime writes steamy high heat romances, packed with emotions and strong alpha characters and always a wonderful, happy ever after. She has won several awards for her writing, and had even seconded in Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest, with her White Magic Woman. When not writing romance novels, Ju could be found writing children’s books, which includes her, Too-Clever series, a collection of ten children stories. Ju writes her children’s stories under, Dr. Julia E. Antoine. These days she stays busy helping in the community and donating her services to a not-for-profit organization, which she helped establish. Presently, she resides in CT where she has lived with her family for the past thirty years. She still misses her time on the sunny Caribbean islands, but takes pleasure in using them as backdrops to some of her stories.

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What others are saying about Ju’s books:
“…steamy, provocative and fresh…” ~Midwest Book review
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