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HOLI DATE ~ Monica Murphy

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Holidate by Monica Murphy

Release Date: October 15, 2019

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Holidate, an all-new standalone contemporary holiday romance by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy.

Candice Gaines loves Christmas. Not only does she bask in the twinkling lights, sing Christmas carols and go crazy with the decorations, she’s also in the giving spirit, donating much of her time and wealth to various charities in the local area.

Charlie Sullivan despises Christmas. Though it keeps his family afloat, considering they own Sullivan Family Christmas Tree Farm, the main provider for Christmas trees on the Monterey peninsula. He’d much rather work among the trees versus have to deal with people.

But Charlie’s parents are taking on more philanthropic projects—and as their oldest child, they want him to be their official public representative. He just has to play nice and convince everyone he’s not a total holiday hater.

When Charlie’s mom asks Candice to accompany him to a variety of holiday parties and events, she reluctantly agrees. She thinks Charlie is a big ol’ Grinch, but is determined to change his mindset and help him spread Christmas cheer. Charlie finds Candice too chatty, too sweet, too much. Do people like her really exist?

Why yes, yes they do. The more time they spend together—along with a few kisses under the mistletoe—the more they start to like each other. Hopefully Charlie can convince Candice he doesn’t have a heart that’s two sizes too small before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.

A stand-alone, contemporary romance.

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Excerpt:

I go chasing after Charlie, thankful he hasn’t hopped back on that ATV and torn out of here. He’s headed straight for the giant red building, and I follow behind, having to pick up my step since one of his long strides equals about three of mine. He’s just so stinkin’ tall.

And handsome.

And gruff.

And he smells good. Have I mentioned that? He smells like a pine tree, of course, and his scent is mouth-wateringly delicious.

Ugh. I hate myself sometimes.

He pushes open the door of the building almost violently, sending it swinging wide, and I sneak in behind him, causing him to turn and practically snarl at me when he realizes I’m standing in front of him.

But I forget all about his snarl when I see how enchanting this room is. It’s not an office, but an actual store, filled to the brim with holiday decorations and knickknacks for sale. Candles are burning—I can smell cinnamon and spice wafting in the air. The scent of the real pine trees laden with ornaments standing in the room also lingers, and I breathe deep, closing my eyes for a moment so I can take it all in.

When I open my eyes, it’s to find Charlie standing there, his hands on his hips, his brow lowered. “Are you okay? That head injury still flaring up and giving you trouble?”

I roll my eyes. “No, you idiot. I’m enjoying the festive atmosphere.”

Oh, that was mean. I shouldn’t have said that.

But I don’t think he even noticed.

I slowly turn in a circle, pure delight flowing through my veins. I don’t know what to look at first, it’s all so beautiful. And there are layers upon layers of decorations. On the walls, cluttering shelves and tabletops, overflowing giant baskets. And of course there are the trees. They almost sag with their bounty of sparkling ornaments and twinkling lights. It would probably take me hours to explore it all, and I’m dying to start my exploration right at this very moment. “This store is so adorable!”

“My sister Victoria runs it.” He glances over at the counter where the register sits, but no one’s there. “I don’t know where she’s at, though. Maybe you could talk to her about—whatever it is you want to talk about.”

No way is he pushing this agenda onto his sister. Isabel wants Charlie to do this, and no one else.

“We’ve wasted the past five minutes with you huffing and puffing and refusing to speak to me.” I reach into my large bag and pull the folder out I wanted to show him. “Give me ten minutes. That’s all I need to talk about what we’re going to do over the next few weeks.”

He grimaces. Sighs. Tugs the cap off his head, all that gorgeous hair spilling across his forehead, and my fingers literally itch at the chance to push it out of his eyes.

But I restrain myself.

Barely.

Meet Monica:

Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and HarperCollins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

Connect with Monica:

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Date in Disguise ~ Laura Westbrook

Title: Date in Disguise: A Billionaire Romance
Author: Laura Westbrook
Genre: Steamy Romance
Length: Novella
Heat Level: 4 out of 5 bonfires
Blurb:

The plan is simple…

Wear a wire, fake a name, and seduce the billionaire responsible for sending her late father’s business into a death spiral. While Faye isn’t excited about her brothers’ plan, and definitely unsure of her ability to seduce anyone, let alone a playboy billionaire, she’ll do anything to save the last remaining link to her father.

But Gavin Walsh isn’t who she thought he’d be. He’s smart, funny, and kind. Worst of all, she might be falling for him. But if he ever finds out who she is and what she’s done, he’ll be furious. If she fails, her brothers will be furious. What’s a girl to do?

If you enjoy steamy romance stories with alpha men, guilty pleasures, happily ever afters, no cliffhangers, no cheating, and a touch over-the-top, then you’ll love Date in Disguise. Get your fix with a story that hits the spot and doesn’t take all year to read.

You can find it here (free if you have Kindle Unlimited):

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Battle Scars

Battle Scars The Arsenal, Book 5

Blurb

Scars don’t always heal… Jesse Mason chose duty over love and endured the hell of captivity comforted only with thoughts of the woman he left behind. Though the physical damage has healed, the emotional battle continues now that he’s home. He fakes happy and whole until Ellie is thrust back into his life. She’s everything he ever wanted but can never have. Getting wrapped up in her problems is not an option, but neither is leaving her in danger. Without her he’d be nothing. Scars aren’t always visible… Ellie Travers salvaged her scarred heart and landed headfirst in a horrible marriage. Now divorced, broke, and desperate to care for her ailing mother, she accepts the only job offered—Office Manager at The Arsenal. Working for the man who broke her heart should be simple compared to escaping a hellacious marriage. But only she can help Jesse win the final war for his soul, and she’ll do anything to save him—even at the risk of losing herself. The battle lines have been drawn. Together they must navigate the minefields of love and sacrifice because failure is not an option.

Excerpt

“Out,” Jesse growled.

The women stilled. Addy chuckled as she entered and leaned against the wall beside Levi.

“This isn’t a show. Get the fuck out,” he repeated.

“Not happening,” Addy said. The redheaded operative terrified the hell out of Ellie. She was like Wonder Woman, if Wonder Woman had also been James Bond. Maybe? Either way, she was so kickass she gave every operative at The Arsenal pause.

Even Vi’s husband Jud—and he’d been an assassin. Yikes.

Ellie swallowed as she processed the protective solidarity of her new friends—her tribe. The fact that she had one was a shock. She’d only ever had Jesse as a friend. Then he’d gone, and she’d had…

“There a reason you’re coming in here like you’re about to start World War III?” Vi asked. “Your growl doesn’t scare me, Jesse.”

Nothing scared Vi. All the women gathered around Ellie were amazing—each in her own unique way. The fact that any one of them had friended her was wild. All of them?

Jesse dropped something on her desk. Her pulse quickened as she watched the small object bounce a couple times then roll to a stop by her stapler. Silence descended as everyone looked at the piece of metal.

Addy and Vi cursed. Bree reached out and grabbed it.

“Why are you bringing this in and getting mad at Ellie?” The blonde looked at Ellie. “Why is he bringing this to you?”

Ellie took a moment to snap the pieces together. Someone had shot her tire out. It hadn’t been a blowout. Fear crawled through her, but the anger doused it quickly enough.

Phil.

That son of a bitch.

“Medina has a loud mouth,” she muttered, unsure what else to say.

“No. Don’t put this on Medina. He did what you should’ve done,” Jesse said.

“Actually, she should have called us when this shit went down instead of changing her tire on the side of the road after someone shot it out,” Levi commented from the wall.

Riley gasped. “When?”

“I’ve got Cord and Zoey finding the footage now,” Jesse said. “You want to tell me who shot your tire out and why?”

Ellie shook her head. “I didn’t know it was shot out. I thought it was a blowout. I swear.”

“What happened?” Jesse’s voice was low, but gritty like he’d swallowed sandpaper. His green gaze flickered with rage. His entire body vibrated with unspent anger. She’d never fully understood how, but she could read him easily.

Ellie looked around.

“We do this here or in the whiteboard room with the rest of the crew that isn’t here,” Vi said.

Jesse moved to her side of the desk and grasped her arm. Though his touch was gentle, he’d grabbed the same area Phil had used to yank her from the truck. Pain sliced through her body. A sound rose from her throat.

His gaze darkened as he removed his hand and rolled her sleeve up.

Though not much time had passed, bruises were forming in a distinct pattern. Fingers.

Tension struck the room. Everyone started talking at once.

Jesse leaned down until he was in her personal space. “You and I need to have a conversation about this, Peanut. You want to do this with just you and me, or do you want them involved? Either way they’ll know whatever you tell me.”

She’d sat in plenty of Arsenal briefings. The Masons, the women gathered around her, and the team leaders all converged and went over every speck of detail about a case. No stone went unturned. They hacked their way into impossible-to-get intel without thought.

Mary and Vi led the discussions and used the system they’d created. HERA. Ellie didn’t fully understand it, but Marshall and Nolan had both told her every government organization and country in the world wanted it.

Her stupid problems with Phil didn’t need their level of intensity. He was a pissant compared to the real terrorists, drug lords, regimes, militias, spies, assassins, and dictatorships they battled on a regular basis. Nolan said Mary and Vi had never failed on a mission. While Ellie really, really wanted kickass commandoes like Jesse and The Arsenal kicking Phil’s ass, more important and deserving people needed them more.

“It’s nothing.”

“Nothing doesn’t shoot out tires,” Jesse said. “Nothing doesn’t leave marks on you.”

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AUTHOR BIO

Born in small-town Texas, Cara Carnes was a princess, a pirate, fashion model, actress, rock star and Jon Bon Jovi’s wife all before the age of 13. In reality, her fascination for enthralling worlds took seed somewhere amidst a somewhat dull day job and a wonderful life filled with family and friends. When she’s not cemented to her chair, Cara loves travelling, photography and reading.

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Dreams of 18

 

Dreams of 18
by Saffron A. Kent

“You don’t go around kissing your best friend’s dad, do you?
Even though that’s all you ever dream about.”

Violet Moore is in love with a man who hates her.

Well, to be fair, she kinda deserves it.

On her eighteenth birthday, she got drunk and threw herself at him, causing a huge scandal in their sleepy suburban town.

Now everyone thinks she’s a slut and he has disappeared. Rumor has it that he’s been living up in the mountains of Colorado, all alone and in isolation.

But Violet is going to make it right.

She’s going to find him and bring him back.

No matter how cruel and mean he is, how much he hurts her with his cold-hearted and abrasive ways, she won’t give up.

And neither will she think about his tempting lips or his sculpted muscles or his strong hands. The hands that she wants on her body, touching her, feeling her skin…

The hands that make her want to forget everything and kiss Graham Edwards – Mr. Edwards, actually – again.

Because you don’t go around kissing your best friend’s dad, do you?

Even though that’s all you ever dream about.
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Previously titled Nicotine Dreams

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Luca was heartache waiting to happen.

On the surface, he appears well-dressed and professional, but behind those impassive black irises, I can sense something dark and ruthless. He’s unlike any man I’ve come across in my life. With my wealthy upbringing, I’ve been around any number of affluent, powerful men, but Luca is different. Enigmatic. Overwhelming. He wears an air of secrecy like the latest fashion trend.

I’m not one of those girls who seeks out the bad boy—I have enough issues to deal with in my life without adding his brand of trouble. Problem is, a chance elevator malfunction put me straight in his crosshairs, and now, he won’t let me walk away. The most disturbing part—no matter how dangerous he may be, there’s a mutinous side of me that doesn’t want to run. As if I ever had a choice…

 

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I lost her once.

I can’t lose her again.

I fight wildfires. It’s dirty, sweaty, and dangerous, but there’s nothing else like it. There’s no adrenaline boost like a hundred-foot wall of flame. There’s no victory better than saving a town.

Particularly when the town you save is your ex-girlfriend’s.

Clementine’s that ex. The one I haven’t seen in eight years. The one I thought I was going to marry.

We were over a long time ago, and there was a good reason why. There were a hundred good reasons, and I know every single one by heart.

Or at least, I thought I did. The more time I spend with Clementine, the harder they are to recall.

She’s still hotter than any fire I’ve ever fought. Still the same feisty, whip-smart, headstrong girl I fell for. When we’re together, it feels like eight years may as well have been eight minutes.

I already know how this story ends: we go down in flames. Crash and burn.

But I’ve never loved anyone like I loved Clementine. Not even close.

Maybe some fires are worth rekindling.

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Legends: Kermode

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Piper Sweet of Sweetie Pies Bakery is having a crazy year. Business is booming, but she’s having lustful thoughts of sexy Noah Webster, dreams of frosty forests, and worries about the muddy pawprints she finds in her kitchen.

Noah is on a mission to eradicate the rogue shifters that have set up camp in the small town of Grafton, Illinois. His methods are a bit unorthodox and his personality is on the wild side, but none of that matters when he walks into Sweetie Pie’s on the hunt for a shifter giving off the scent of power. One look at the curvy blonde and he’s in love – that is to say, he immediately imprints Piper as his soulmate. Trouble is, she’s the one giving off the power and she doesn’t even know it.

 

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Room 143 ~ Laramie Briscoe

 

 

Title: Room 143
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 5, 2019

 

Blurb
Around my neck lies
a wedding ring.
In my right hand I hold a hotel room key.

Which one do I pick?

The marriage? The key?

Everything is not as it seems in room one-forty-three

*This isn’t a
cheating book!*

 

 

Purchase Links
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Author Bio
Laramie Briscoe is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal
Bestselling Author of over 30 books.
Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie has appeared on
the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and
Barnes & Noble. Her books have been known to make readers laugh and cry.
They are guaranteed to be emotional, steamy reads.

When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves
spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on Netflix. Married
to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her
husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.

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Homecoming ~ Heaven on Earth book 4

Homecoming by Reana Malori

(Heaven on Earth Book #4) Genre: Contemporary Romance – Interracial

Blurb

Noah Braddock – Nothing can stop me from completing the mission. Being a Navy SEAL is in my blood and I’ve never regretted my career choice. Until the day she walked into my life. Her voice soothed my soul. The soft touch of her hands set my skin ablaze with the need to keep her forever. When the day came that I had to leave, I had every intention to return. Then came the day I realized I couldn’t. Ripping my heart from my chest, I knew it was better if I walked away. Years later, I’m back to reclaim what’s mine. I’ve returned to the woman who owns my heart, my soul, and my happiness.

Janae Hayward – All my life I’ve been a good girl. Followed the lead of my parents, my church, and my community. Until the day he walked into my life. It was the first time my heart and soul were in alignment. He showed me what it meant to be fully desired. I craved him. I needed him. I loved him. Then he left without a backward glance, shattering me into a million pieces. Forced to become stronger than I’d been before he entered my world, I’m committed to moving on with my life. When he returns, it’s time to decide if holding on to the pain is worth the heartache, or if I’m strong enough to grab hold of my future and never let go.

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Author Bio

Reana Malori is a Bestselling Author of Multicultural / Interracial Contemporary Romance. She weaves romance stories that pull the reader into her world, and helps them share in her universe, even if only for a short time. She began her writing journey in 2009, releasing her first novella, To Love a Marine. Since then, she has released more than 30 books of varying lengths, to include Weekend Fling, Escape to Heaven, Finding Faith, and Conall. Reana currently resides in Montclair, Virginia with her husband and two sons who keep her busy laughing, having fun, and making sure she doesn’t take herself too seriously.

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