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The Allegiance Series ~ Tour & Giveaway

Captive Rebel
The Allegiance Book 1
by Erin McDermott
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance
In a world where Greek Gods rule over the Allegiance, Marylyn O’Conner
struggles to survive.
Marylyn is a rebel, forced to do the rebellion’s bidding until an
unforgiving family debt is paid. A pawn in the war against the
Allegiance, she is obligated to become a rebel spy, or her family
will suffer.
When word spreads that an Allegiant Prince, Ariston, has escaped rebel
captivity vowing to hunt down rebel spies, Marylyn realizes her only
hope is to escape Allegiant territory.
While on the run, Ariston captures Marylyn, preventing her from any chance
of returning home. Desperate, she knows she needs to escape her
alluring captor or risk the safety of her family.
But Marylyn can’t keep herself from falling for the mysterious prince
as she finds that he can empathize with her troublesome past – a past
no ally has understood before.
Immortal Rebel
The Allegiance Book 2
He is scarred by betrayal, she lives by deceiving others…
Betrayed, rebel Michael O’Conner blames himself for the Allegiance laying
waste to the rebel town Pyke. After Pyke’s destruction, a curse of
immortality was placed on him by the three Furies. Ashamed, he vowed
to live a disconnected life, undisturbed by anything occurring
outside his seclusion.
Phoibe is an Allegiant bounty hunter, circumstances forcing her to collect
bounties or lose her only home. When she is tasked with capturing a
girl named Marylyn O’Conner, for a promising reward, Phoibe agrees.
To aid in her mission, she creates an alliance with the isolated
immortal, Michael O’Conner.
After learning his sister has been taken captive by an Allegiant Prince,
Michael O’Conner realizes he can no longer hide from the world. He
agrees to join Phoibe and save his sister, completely unaware of her
ulterior motives.
Phoibe knows she needs to keep everything a secret from the handsome
immortal, or risk losing her only home. Phoibe only hopes she can
handle the heartache that will come with betraying a man who has
already experienced so much betrayal in his past.
Forgotten Rebel
The Allegiance Book 3
She will do anything to save him, even risk her only chance to return home…
Fanny is an exiled princess of the Allegiance, a faction favored by the
Greek Gods. She was exiled for loving a rebel, but now he has gone
missing. She will do anything to find him – even place her trust in
the mysterious yet enticing stranger, Adonis.
He promises Fanny he knows where the rebel, Charles, has been taken, but
refuses to explain how he knows. Seeing that he is her only hope, she
follows him on a journey to the Allegiant capital, hoping Charles is
still alive.
The only catch? Adonis does not know Fanny is exiled. She needs to feign
Allegiant royalty if she wants his help. Desperate, that is exactly
what she does.
Erin McDermott was born and raised in New Jersey. She graduated college
with a bachelors degree in History. If she’s not in her room writing,
you may find somewhere on the Jersey Shore with her family. She has
been writing stories since 3rd grade. It was not until after
experiencing the fast-paced life New York City had to offer that she
decided to finally take the plunge and finish her first book, CAPTIVE
REBEL (The Allegiance, Book 1).
During her years in college she expressed a deep interest in Greek
Mythology, which she incorporates into The Allegiance Series. She is
incredibly grateful to her family for supporting her throughout the
trials and tribulations of the independent publishing process.
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for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!

One on One

 

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK
 
Length: 57,000 words approx.
 
 

Cayuga Cougars Series

Book #1 – Snap Shot – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Book #2 – Open Net – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Book #3 – Coach’s Challenge – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Book #4 – Overtime – Amazon US | Amazon UK

Blurb

The past few years have been a bit chaotic for Cougars new associate coach, Lancaster Hart. After an amiable divorce he began living his life as the gay man he’d kept closeted for far too long. With the recent move to Cayuga, he’s away from his support system and properly made sweet tea. Despite a roster filled with new friends and associates, he’s spending his nights alone.

As his team gears up to make a run at the Calder Cup, Lancaster discovers that not everything in upstate New York is wine, woodlands, and chilly conservative ideals. At a summer music festival, he first lays eyes on Townsend Harris, folksy/blues singer by night and mayoral office assistant by day. Lancaster is enraptured with the man’s powerful sultry voice. Also, Town just might be the most beautiful man he has seen in all his forty-one years.

The two hit it off at an informal meet and greet after the show, where they spend the night talking and sipping wine. One evening of conversation and an incendiary goodbye kiss leads them into a scorching love affair that might be exactly what Lancaster has been searching for his whole life. Can his team pull off professionally what he’s hoping to do privately as well? Or will capturing their dream evade both the Cougars and Lancaster?

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, Dr. Who, Torchwood, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, two Jersey steers and a flock of assorted domestic fowl.

When not writing lusty tales, she can be found enjoying her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand.

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You’ve Got Male

 

 

Title: You’ve Got Male
Series: Chick Flick Club #2
Author: Lila Monroe
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: January 14, 2019
Blurb
All’s fair in love, war, and breakfast waffles in this sizzling standalone romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe!
Zoey Rafferty dreams of becoming the food truck queen of San Francisco.
She’s building an empire whipping up delicious brunch treats – until the (annoyingly handsome) Breakfast Bandit starts stealing all her customers with his devious tactics and smoldering charm.
Cam Newsom never backs down from a fight. As far as he’s concerned, let
the best chef win. And so what if Zoey looks sexy as hell when she’s all riled up? He wants a woman he can connect with – not have whipped cream spray fights in the middle of the street. A woman like his mysterious online pen-pal, WaffleGirl, who shares his ambition, and burns up his screen with her flirty quips. 
Soon, their competition is heating up the kitchen – and the bedroom. But when the famous foodie TV show Truck Stop rolls into town looking for a new reality star, all bets are off, as Zoey and Cam compete for the prize. But will their rivalry blow both their chances?
And what happens when they find it’s not just their food on the line –
but their hearts, too?
Find out in this sexy new twist on ‘You’ve Got Mail’, from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe! 
The Chick Flick Club series:
1. How to Choose a Guy in 10 Days
2. You’ve Got Male
3. Frisky Business

 

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Author Bio
Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote her first serial, The Billionaire Bargain, in 2015. She weaves sex, humor and romance into tales about hard-headed men and the strong and sassy women who try to tame… love… tame them. 
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Release Blitz ~ Everything Worth Fighting For

 

Title: Everything Worth Fighting For
A Jaxson Cove Standalone
Author: K. Street
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 11, 2019

 

Blurb
Fate. 
Destiny. 
Whatever you wanted to call it, Macy Caldwell was mine.
She had a chance to get out of this town, but she refused to take it. 
She was going to give up everything for me. 
I wasn’t worth that kind of sacrifice.  
In order to save her, I had to break her. 
The night Nash Masters broke my heart
was the catalyst for the ruin that came after. 
All these years later, he was fighting for my forgiveness.
He had no idea I was the one who needed his.
The truth didn’t always set you free. 
They said love conquered all, but this was war. 
And everything worth having was worth fighting for. 

 

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Author Bio
K. Street has been making up stories since she was old enough to talk and began writing at the tender age of eleven. She resides in central Florida with her husband and daughter, as well as a tiny menagerie of pets; including a dog, a cat, and a bearded dragon. K is a foodie with an affinity for coffee, peach Moscato, and dark chocolate. When she isn’t plotting her next story K enjoys reading, spending time with her family and cheering on her favorite hockey team, the Chicago Blackhawks.

 

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Giveaway

 

Wild Ride

A good girl meets bad boy romance!

She’s in for one Wild Ride…

Fresh from being dumped for being too boring, shy and geeky Cynthia Goode decides to shake up her dull life by entering a provocative contest at a popular country western bar. She doesn’t win first prize at the Naughty Nightie mechanical bull riding contest, but she does win the attention of sexy biker Brody Cruz.

Living out what she thinks is a fantasy, she lets Brody take her home for a night she won’t forget.

 

Excerpt:

She warmed, from his touch, his words and the way he was gazing at her. His stare moved from her eyes lower. She realized he was looking at her mouth and she fluttered her eyes closed and leaned into him. Cynthia was done pretending she didn’t want him. She so did. Brody brought his lips to hers and her breath caught in her throat. His mouth was warm, his kiss possessive and assured, unlike anything else she’d ever experienced. Her palms grew moist and she twisted the leather skirt in her hands as Brody plunged his fingers into her hair and tilted her head back.

“I didn’t think I’d meet someone like you tonight.” His voice was a raspy whisper. He let her go, but their gazes held.

The intensity of his stare made her feel vulnerable, but also aroused. Never in her wildest dreams did she think she’d meet a man like Brody tonight. Or any other night. She leaned against the wall for support and stepped into her skirt.

“Let’s get you home.” He reached for her hand and pulled her toward the motorcycle parked near the front of the building. The big machine was black with lots of chrome that glinted in the lights of the parking lot. Brody hopped astride the bike and handed his helmet to her. “Put this on.”

“What will you wear?” She gnawed her lip. She hated taking his only helmet.

“Don’t worry about me. I’ve ridden countless times without a helmet. Mainly back when I was young and stupid like Eric.” He shrugged.

She put it on and fastened it under her chin, but she had to ask for his help in adjusting the strap so it fit her. Hiking her skirt up her thighs, she straddled the big machine and sat on the seat behind Brody. He let go of the handlebars and turned to take both her hands in his. “Wrap your arms around me like this. Put your feet on those pegs. Hang on tight.”

She did as he told her, but gulped and nodded. If she wasn’t already tipsy, she was intoxicated now on the thrill of the situation. Brody kicked up the kickstand then rocked the bike and backed it out of the space. He turned the ignition and the powerful engine roared to life. The seat vibrated beneath her and Brody masterfully maneuvered the machine out of the parking lot. She wrapped her arms around his waist and buried her head against his shoulder. She clung to him. This was bound to be a wild ride.

 

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About the author

Ariel Storm believes that fantasies are meant to be explored, on the pages of her manuscripts, and beyond. Ariel fell in love with all things paranormal, magical and mystical at a young age. Her obsession with the dark, dangerous and forbidden began in her teen years as a way to rebel against her strict religious upbringing. Her stories can range from contemporary BDSM to new adult to paranormal. One thing will never change, and that’s writing scorching hot erotic romance with unconventionally sexy heroes.

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It shouldn’t have been Coen Walker. But fate, that fickle bastard, kept throwing us together.

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Caden and Greyson come home from deployment to build a life together. Everything is perfect, until Caden starts changing into a different man—one with a savage edge that’s as dangerous as it is sexy.

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And why?

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Elias

 

 
Length: 37,000 words approx.
 
Publisher: JMS Books
 
Blurb
 

Detective Thomas Doyle has been living a lonely, compartmentalized life ever since the death of his life partner, Aiden. He vowed never to let anybody get close to him again — the pain of losing a loved one is too much to bear. Despite his vow, Thomas is lonely, and has a number of one-night stands, sexual encounters with unnamed men he doesn’t care to remember. Then he meets Elias.


Elias Byrne knows the pain of abuse and rejection intimately. Unable to escape the clutches of his older brother, Elias dreams of someone to love, and of being loved in return. He admires Thomas, but the detective never pays him any notice. In a desperate attempt to get closer to him, Elias steals his wallet, then gives it back the next day.


Pretty soon, Thomas feels a strong attraction to the fiery, arrogant, younger man. Elias intrigues him, but he resists his growing feelings because he doesn’t want to get hurt again.


When Thomas rescues Elias from his abusive brother, can he also rescue them both from the loneliness that threatens to consume them? Can Elias conquer the detective’s hardened heart and find the love he always longed for? Or will Thomas stubbornly refuse to give himself another chance at love?

 
Excerpt
 

The Black Sheep’s lights were soft; people’s shadows moving inside seemed like dark souls waiting for a body to enter. In fact, people came to this specific pub for that reason. He wasn’t the first to use the privacy given by the place to find a hot body to lose himself in. Thomas entered and looked around, a worried expression of his face. His fists clenched, arms stiff at his sides. He headed to the bar and leaned an elbow on it, observing the surrounding people, the darkest corners, the private rooms, and the dance floor, a small area that only fit a few people. The music was rhythmic but not too fast. It was kind of sensual, so different from the folk music you usually heard in most Irish pubs.


Adrian, the barman, slid a glass in his direction.


“Here you go, the usual,” he said, winking.


Thomas nodded and answered with half a smile, putting the money on the counter. He turned away for a few moments before looking back at Adrian.


“Do you know Elias?” he asked.


Adrian seemed to think for a moment. “Thin, black hair, even darker eyes, sexy as hell?”


Thomas blinked. From the description, it sounded like Elias, even if Thomas didn’t personally find him sexy as hell. That is, he couldn’t deny what he’d seen under those long locks was something magnetic, that his body seemed thin but not skinny, but …


Thomas shook his head. He was a boy. And a thief. And a stalker. And who knew what else? And he wasn’t interested in him in that way.


“I think so,” he finally replied.


Adrian smiled and gestured to a hidden corner of the tiny dance floor. There, wearing a pair of tight jeans and a white T-shirt, was Elias, dancing with a guy behind him who had one hand on his chest and the other on his belly. His eyes were closed, and he was moving his pelvis. Sexy as hell, actually. His head was reclined, leaning on the shoulder of the man behind him, and he had his hand by his side as he swayed.


Thomas picked up his drink and took a long sip. That boy owed him an explanation. Suddenly, he realized he couldn’t accuse him of anything without some kind of evidence. For a very short moment, doubt ran through his mind: had it really been Elias, or had Thomas finally lost it? Maybe when he’d been twirling under the rain like an idiot fighting his panic attack?


When he looked at the dance floor again, Elias had disappeared.


“What the fuck!” he burst out, frustrated, a second before feeling somebody touch him, a solid body pushing against his back and a voice speaking in his ear, softly enough so as not to be heard by anyone else.


“If they told me to choose who to fuck, I would choose you.”


Thomas turned suddenly and almost spilled his Guinness on himself.


There he was — Elias.


Thomas observed him for a few moments, and his brain registered different things. This time, he could see Elias’s face, even if it was barely lit. It was a very unusual face: thin, big black eyes, a sharp nose, and a large, full mouth. Elias wasn’t as thin as he first seemed. Or, yes, he was thin, but the right definition would have been slim. The stretch T-shirt highlighted his long muscles, as well as his tight jeans, which underlined the contour of his hips, molding his legs. His hair was long at the front and really, really black. His gaze in that moment was particularly intense. The corners of his mouth were turned up in half a smirk.


Thomas suddenly looked away from his lips, the taste of which he could still feel on his mouth, and took a sip of beer.


“I saw you while I was dancing. You came looking for me,” Elias continued.


It wasn’t a question. It was an assertion.


“No. I came looking for my wallet.”


Sure, he could have beaten around the bush, but this guy somehow got on his nerves, and he wasn’t in the mood for acting kindly. He waited for a question from him, even outrage. What he wasn’t expecting was Elias taking his hand, turning it over, and putting the wallet in it.


“And what does this mean?” Thomas growled. “If this is a joke, it’s not funny.”


“Isn’t that your wallet? Didn’t you come here for it? Here it is. No joke.” Elias’s expression was unperturbed.


“You stole it.”


“Had it on loan.”


“I could report you.” Better yet, I could arrest you. But he didn’t say that out loud because he didn’t want Elias to know anything else about him.


“Does it look like I’m stopping you from doing anything you want to do?”

 
Author Bio
 

Erin is Irish in her heart and soul, and she hopes she’ll move to the Emerald Island one day. She lives with her husband and their cats in a house near a wheat field.


She has been writing for years, but admits she is a very undisciplined writer. The problem is that handling a couple of jobs makes it almost impossible to write every day. She loves letting her mind wander through the real world. She likes to write contemporary M/M romance because she loves love. And men. 



For more information, please visit erinekeller.com.

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