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Beefcakes ~ Katana Collins

 

Title: Beefcakes
Author: Katana Collins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 24, 2020

 

Blurb
I might as well permanently add the label “Ex” to my name. I’m
an Ex-Mr. Universe. Ex-Mr. Olympus. An Ex-Hollywood Stuntman. But no one from
my small hometown cares anything about that. They only care that I’m the
ex-boyfriend to the beloved Mayor’s daughter, Elaina Dyker.
And now, ten years later, I’m back, helping my siblings run my mother’s
bakery while she takes on chemo. What should have been a routine cupcake
delivery turns into utter chaos when the bachelorette party thinks I’m a
stripper. And what’s worse? Elaina is the maid of honor.
But the meme about us sure went viral fast. My small hometown has become
positively infested with tipsy bridesmaids looking for my erotic cupcakes.
Now Hollywood’s knocking again–and this time they want me and my ex, Mr.
Beefcake, and Ms. Prude, to star in a reality show.
It could solve all my problems—except her.

 

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Author Bio
I love coffee.
As an author and a story-teller, it is the lifeblood to which my ideas
take flight. And I believe in giving credit where credit is due. Occasionally
someone (ie – my husband) will try to secretly switch out my beloved regular
coffee for decaf. I always know the difference. ALWAYS (I’m looking at you,
SEAN).
I am incapable of achieving the perfect ponytail. I’m dyslexic. I can
never wear white without spilling on myself. And I’ve never read Pride and
Prejudice (gasp!).
When I was younger and stole my mother’s Harlequins to read beneath the
covers with a flashlight (seriously, did we ALL do this? I think we did.), I
wanted to read about the tough as nails heroine. The perfectly imperfect girl
with quirks and attitude and sass. And the anti-heroes who were anything but
“Prince Charming.” Forget the knight on a white horse… give me the bad boy on a
motorcycle.
So, now, I write those romance novels I craved to see on the shelves all
those years ago—the sassy heroines. The badass heroes. I spend my days in the
throes of my imagination and am loving every minute of it. I can travel
anywhere and become anyone I want to be. One day, I’m a mechanic in Boston and
the next, I’m a vampire stripping in Las Vegas.
Since penning my first novel back in 2012, I’m now an international
author with 15 published books, in a wide range of contemporary romance
genres–(Paranormal, New Adult, Small town, Erotic Suspense… you name it!).
After living for a decade in Brooklyn, NY, I took the plunge and moved to
beautiful (although kinda chilly) Portland, Maine. I now live full time in
‘Vacationland’ with a kind of mean cat, a mellow chihuahua, and a very NOT
mellow lab-pittie mix. Oh, yeah… there’s a husband who draws comics somewhere
in that mix, too.
I can usually be found in a coffee shop with my nose in my laptop wearing
fabulous (albeit sometimes impractical) shoes.
I love connecting with readers and fellow sassy storytellers, so feel
free to drop me an email at katana.collins@gmail.com or connect with me on
Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@katanacollins). You can find a list of my
available books over on my
Bookshelf or if you’ve already
read a book, it would make my day if you wrote a review!
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Release Blast ~ The Paladin

Blurb:

Redemption. Love. Betrayal. An ancient evils stirs. Unleashing… The Paladin.

James Goltree put Mariposa in his rearview mirror five years ago, escaping a past and a family he’s desperately ashamed of. But now the Air Force Office of Special Investigations agent must return after the death of his grandfather. The grandfather he helped send to prison.

Emergency room LPN Madison Campbell’s quiet life is turned upside down when her son inherits enough money from James’ grandfather to settle all their financial woes. But there are strings.

James and Madison throw sparks neither has ever felt before. But now isn’t the right time for a man unwilling to commit and woman still crippled by betrayal to fall in love.

Not when a killer has once again come to town, one with an unfathomable, unbelievable agenda.

James and Madison must embrace and overcome their pasts to defeat evil and find a love that transcends time.

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Terri’s Bio:

I was born and raised in Mariposa, a rural enclave of Yosemite National Park. I’ve lived in Yosemite, California’s Bay Area, the Portuguese Azores, and currently reside in the Red Carpet Country of northern Oklahoma where I work as a Public Affairs Officer for the Department of Defense.

I’m also the proud spouse of a retired Air Force medic…go figure how I got employed by the DoD.

I’m a great believer in Fate. Yeah, with a capital “F”. And I write in those terms. Why? Probably because my beloved husband said he fell in love with me the first time he saw me. You might ask if it was a two-way gig… In a word, uh-uh. Not that he wasn’t fine to the extreme, but I wasn’t looking for forever…more of a fun vacation experience. Yeah, so now we’ve muddled our way through almost thirty years of marriage, and I have to admit to his superior intuition on that one!!

So, if you’re looking for an Alpha hero who just happens to “know” his life-mate when he sees them, don’t be overly surprised.

If you like your heroes in uniform (be they cops, firefighters, or military) and your heroines with a bit of quirk, check out an excerpt or two to wet your whistle!

Keeper by Harloe Rae & Review

 

Title: Keeper
Author: Harloe Rae
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: February 6, 2020
Blurb
“Will you help me remember?”That’s the second thing I ask the stranger hovering just outside of my hospital
room. To me, Decker Fredric is another nameless face in the crowd. To him, I’m
a forgotten girl he hasn’t seen in years. But he agrees to be my crutch through
the fog as if we were once friends.Everything is a blank canvas spreading far and wide in front of me. Any
direction I take, my steps stumble over the unknown. Decker becomes the only
reliable constant in my life. I lean on him too hard, but he doesn’t seem to
mind. His unwavering patience and guidance restore some semblance of normal I
don’t recall having.My attraction to Decker is instant, but he appears indifferent. Until the day
his stare holds a bit too much heat. In return, I dare to let my touch linger.
Our hugs cling tighter than a simple embrace should. But we have no business
defying the distinct line cutting between us.

Decker Fredric was never mine to keep. But that doesn’t stop me from wanting
him to be.

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Excerpt
The sole of my boot catches on the linoleum and releases a
loud squeak. I cringe and freeze in place. The woman snaps upright and faces
me. Everything around us tunnels until she’s all that remains. No fucking way.
An eerie tremor ripples down my limbs, and I almost drop the
bouquet. I blink, rubbing my eyes for good measure. She’s still sitting there.
Hot damn. Delaney Wallace is back in Silo Springs. The years
have been very good to her. Most of her body is hidden underneath a hospital
gown, but that’s not what I’m gawking at. A silky cascade of red waves frame
her porcelain face. There’s a small smattering of freckles dotting her button
nose. Pink splotches decorate her skin, revealing a roadmap of misery, but
rather than grief-stricken, Delaney appears cleansed. I’ve heard a good cry can
be cathartic.  
Mile-long lashes flutter at me, concealing those stunning
baby blues from view. Delaney was the beauty queen without a crown, the girl
with brains to spare. Varsity athlete. Way out of my league. That didn’t stop
me from lusting after her. I was a cocky little shit, but she never fell for my
crap. Like I said, smart girl.  
But now? She’s staring at me with zero recognition. This
girl from my not-that-distant past eyes me with the scrutiny of a detective.
The expression on her face makes me believe she’s actually peering through me.
Doesn’t she recognize me? It hasn’t been that long. I lift a hand to the thick
beard covering my jaw. The facial hair is new since high school. It’s possible
she doesn’t know who I am.
Our silent stare down continues. Maybe I look like a
different guy. I’m the one to break, cracking under the intensity of her
piercing gaze. “Dell?”  
Her forehead dents with a deep furrow. I can almost hear the
cogs in her mind working overtime. After a few tense moments, she appears to
shake herself out of the stupor. Her gaze slides down my body with a slow
assessment before lifting to retrace the same path.
I clear the gravel from my throat and try again. “Do you
remember me, Dell?”
Review

Delaney was lost in her world. Her amnesia had her acting timid when her personality wasn’t. Her fun loving side was brought out by Decker. I really enjoyed this book. The characters held so much depth and feeling. Decker definitely lived up to the title name of keeper! The story line was strong and even brought a couple of tears to my eyes on occasion. I was worried that the beginning would make this a very dark read, but it surprised me. Keeper was a breath of fresh air, keeping a serious tone, but mixing with vibrant characters to achieve a wonderful story. Keeper is well worth the time to read.

Author Bio
Harloe Rae
is a USA Today & Amazon Top 10 bestselling author. Her passion for writing
and reading has taken on a whole new meaning. Each day is an unforgettable
adventure.
Harloe
is a Minnesota gal with a serious addiction to romance. She’s always chasing an epic
happily ever after. When she’s not buried in the writing cave, Harloe can be
found hanging with her hubby and son. If the weather permits, she loves being
lakeside or out in the country with her horses.
Harloe
is the author of the Reclusive series, Watch Me Follow, #BitterSweetHeat Series,
Ask Me Why, BREAKER, and Keeper. These titles are available on Amazon.

 

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Dream With Me ~ Release Blitz

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Dream With Me by Kristen Proby

Release Date: January 21, 2020

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Dream With Me, an all-new standalone contemporary romance in the beloved With Me In Seattle Series by New York Times Bestselling Author Kristen Proby.

Kane O’Callaghan knows what it is to have his work shown all over the world. His pieces are on display in palaces and museums, including the O’Callaghan Museum of Glass just outside of his beloved hometown of Seattle. Kane is a bit of a recluse, spending time on his farm alone and committed to his art. His life is full.

Until the day he meets her.

Wandering through museums is Anastasia Montgomery’s favorite way to spend her time. Not only does art feed her soul, but it inspires her own art of designing wedding cakes. When her muse seems to be gone, she finds her again among the beauty in the museums of Seattle, and the O’Callaghan Museum of Glass is her favorite. She’s never met the artist, but he must be absolutely brilliant, if he can make such beautiful things out of glass.

Bumping into a grumpy stranger at the museum wasn’t in Anastasia’s plan. And then discovering it was Kane himself was absolutely humiliating.

But when she sees him again at a charity fundraiser, and ends up spending an incredible, unforgettable night with the mysterious glass smith, Anastasia finds herself thinking of Kane and little else, even her precious work. Will this relationship bloom into the romance of a lifetime, or will their dreams of success get in the way of true love?

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Excerpt:

Okay, so the man has moves. It shouldn’t surprise me that someone who creates such amazing works of art can also lead a girl around the dance floor. With one palm firmly planted on my lower back, and the other clutching my hand, Kane keeps his eyes on mine.

“You’re a good dancer,” I murmur.

“You’re nervous,” he replies softly. “There’s no need to be. It’s just a dance.”

I take a deep breath and offer him a smile. He’s right. It’s just a dance.

The fact that he’s maybe the hottest man I’ve ever seen is a huge bonus.

And if he can move like this, with all of our clothes on, I can only imagine what it could be like if we were naked.

Mercy.

“I never got your name,” he says and guides me closer to him so we can talk into each other’s ears. I glance around the room, seeing my sister and the other girls smiling at us, watching us dance.

“Anastasia,” I say and turn my head, not quite planting my nose against his neck. The smell of this man is going to kill me.

And not because it triggers my asthma.

Because it’s too sexy.

I watch the pulse in his neck and enjoy the feeling of his strong arms holding me.

“That’s a lovely name.” The accent is thicker in his voice now. Irish? I’m not good with accents, but I’d bet he’s Irish.

His last name might be an indicator.

“Thank you.”

The song ends and flows into another ballad. Adele sings about finding another lover, as Kane moves against me, with me.

I wonder if it looks as sexy as it feels.

“You said yesterday,” he whispers against my ear, “that you’d be using your sketch for something else. What will that something be?”

“A cake.”

He pulls back far enough to smile down at me in surprise. “A cake, is it?”

I nod, more comfortable talking about what I do for a living than just dancing in silence.

“I design and build wedding cakes for a living. I can do them for other occasions, as well, but wedding cakes are what I’m known for.”

“Interesting.”

“I have a client who came into my shop about a month ago to hire me. They didn’t give me any direction at all. No colors, no requests. It just has to feed about two hundred guests.” I shake my head in disgust. “Not that I want them to tell me to copy a photo. I won’t do that, but usually, they have colors they like or flowers in mind. Something. Not these two. When I need inspiration, I like to look at what others have created. Or have conversations with people I enjoy.”

“That makes sense,” he says and leans in to kiss my forehead, which sends a shiver right down my spine to my lady parts—which had already sat up and taken notice of Kane.

“What was that for?” I ask.

“An apology,” he replies. “For being difficult yesterday.”

“Apology accepted.”

His lips quirk into that half-smile, his green eyes shining. The song is almost over, and I know I should thank him for the dance and find Lia and the others.

“Thanks for the dance.”

The last note plays, and I pull back, immediately wishing I was back in his arms.

He’s a stranger, and it’s crazy, but it’s true.

“Do you belong to a man, Anastasia?” Kane brushes his knuckles down the side of my cheek.

I frown. “I’ll never belong to anyone.”

“You know what I mean. Are you taken?”

“I’m single if that’s what you’re asking.”

“Good.” He kisses the back of my hand.

About Kristen:

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 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.

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Dream With Me

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Will Kane & Anastasia’s relationship bloom into the romance of a lifetime, or will their dreams of success get in the way of true love?

Dream With Me, an all-new standalone contemporary romance in the beloved With Me In Seattle Series by New York Times Bestselling Author Kristen Proby is LIVE!

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Kane O’Callaghan knows what it is to have his work shown all over the world. His pieces are on display in palaces and museums, including the O’Callaghan Museum of Glass just outside of his beloved hometown of Seattle. Kane is a bit of a recluse, spending time on his farm alone and committed to his art. His life is full.

Until the day he meets her.

Wandering through museums is Anastasia Montgomery’s favorite way to spend her time. Not only does art feed her soul, but it inspires her own art of designing wedding cakes. When her muse seems to be gone, she finds her again among the beauty in the museums of Seattle, and the O’Callaghan Museum of Glass is her favorite. She’s never met the artist, but he must be absolutely brilliant, if he can make such beautiful things out of glass.

Bumping into a grumpy stranger at the museum wasn’t in Anastasia’s plan. And then discovering it was Kane himself was absolutely humiliating.

But when she sees him again at a charity fundraiser, and ends up spending an incredible, unforgettable night with the mysterious glass smith, Anastasia finds herself thinking of Kane and little else, even her precious work. Will this relationship bloom into the romance of a lifetime, or will their dreams of success get in the way of true love?

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Download your copy today!

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Amazon Worldwide: mybook.to/DreamWithMeKP

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Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2XgTjwH

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About Kristen:

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 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.

Connect with Kristen:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BooksByKristenProby/
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Rock Me Harder by Jenna Jacob

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ROCK ME HARDER by @JennaJacob
🎶 I dazzle the world when I play the guitar,
🎶 But I never let anyone dazzle my heart…
🎶 Until I spent one night with her.
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We Are One ~ Double Release to Benefit Australia

PREORDER NOW!!! We Are One releases January 26!!!

This Australia Day, January 26, WE ARE ONE will be released with ALL proceeds donated to charity.⁠

We NEEDED to do something for the beautiful country we call home, because it’s hurting right now, and it needs our help. So with the guidance of my incredible Aussie authors we have created two romance anthologies.⁠

VOLUME ONE will be available across all platforms: #AppleBooks, #Kobo, #Nook, and #Amazon and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Rural Aid. We chose this organization for our #bees. The #bushfires have decimated so many colonies, which is absolutely devastating. Bees are life. We need them and, right now, they need us.⁠

VOLUME TWO will be available to purchase from Amazon, and will be included in #KindleUnlimited with 100% of the proceeds donated to WIRES. I probably don’t need to tell you this, but the loss of flora and fauna to these bushfires is catastrophic. It truly is unfathomable, and that’s why we chose this incredible organisation.⁠

A MASSIVE shout out to Ben Ellis at Tall Story for designing and donating the covers and promotional graphics. You rock, Ben 💋

And to Give Me Books for creating our release blitz so that we can spread the word and help raise as much money as we can for these incredible charities.⁠

~ Bella Jewel

#Readers #Bloggers #Bookstagrammers #Authors, please sign up for the release blitz: http://bit.ly/WeAreOneRB

We Are One: Volume One

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Coming soon to B&N, Kobo & Apple Books!

In this limited edition you’ll receive 9 full length novels from the following incredible authors:

Lili St Germain – Gun Shy
Ella Fields – Suddenly Forbidden
TJ Hamilton – Defending Pacer
Max Henry – Echoes in the Storm
Nina Levine – Steal my Breath
Lauren K. McKellar – The Twenty One
Lila Rose – Fumbled Love
T.L. Smith – Kandiland
Len Webster – The First Touch Of Sunlight

We Are One: Volume Two

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In this limited edition you’ll receive 10 full length novels from the following incredible authors:

Bella Jewel – Fleeting Moments
Rachel Brookes – Be My Temptation
K.M. Golland – Plight
Carmen Jenner – Towards The Sound Of Chaos
Lesley Jones – Spiralling Skywards
Kate McCarthy – The Biker & The Thief
Kasey Millstead – Cowboy Town
Kate Sterritt – Love My Way
Eden Summers – Hunter
Pepper Winters – Can’t Touch This