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Final Shot (Overtime Series #2)

Final Shot (Overtime Series #2)

Sometimes family is the light that leads you through the darkest parts of life.

Living the dream. That’s been Dan Arou-Kalinski’s life for the past ten years. That life hasn’t always been an easy one though. Dan has worked hard to get where he is and has faced some major obstacles on his road to success. It’s not always been a rose garden being married to Victor, but his love for his sometimes thorny husband has no bounds. His career has given him years of great success, memories, and championship rings. Yes, fate has been kind to Dan Arou-Kalinski for quite a long time. Looks like destiny is about to start calling in some markers.

The paybacks come due when a recurring health issue turns into a life or death situation and threatens to take him out of the game he loves permanently. Then there’s Victor’s son Jack, a proud and out nonbinary preteen who is living a daily nightmare in a small southern town. Juggling two major life issues is taking its toll on him, and just when he thinks he’s found the path out of the woods, Dan will face an unexpected and devastating loss that will require all three of the Kalinski men to pull together to help each other through the dark times.

 

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Rebound (Overtime Series #1)

If there’s one thing that’s a certainty in life, it’s change.

It’s taken Victor Kalinski years to settle into the kind of happiness that he thought he’d never find. The small town of Cayuga, New York, has welcomed him warmly. It’s given him a championship team to coach, a tightly-knit group of friends, a father who he has reconciled with, and a safe place to raise the son he adores. The small town has also blessed him with Dan Arou, his husband and his soulmate, and one of the most skilled forwards on the Cougars. Given Dan’s outstanding play in their recent Calder Cup win, it was inevitable that Dan’s time in the minors was about to come to an end.

When Dan is given a starting position in Boston, Victor’s serene life is thrown into complete chaos. Pride over Dan’s accomplishment fills his heart but facing a long, lonely season in Cayuga is causing no small amount of discord. Add in a wedding that will give his son a new stepfather, health issues for his dad, and Victor’s own penchant for saying things that aren’t exactly politically correct, and the impending explosion is guaranteed to blow Vic’s life to bits. Life-altering choices will have to be made. Will Victor rebound from the challenges, or will he be unable to accept the upheavals that life has dealt him?

 

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About V.L. Locey

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. She can also be found online on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and GoodReads.

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Cured
Heal Me Series Book 1
by Stacy Eaton
Genre: Steamy Medical Romance
Ember Greene and Trudy Parker met during their college years and on the night that they meet at Shot Therapy to reconnect, Ember’s life begins to change. For six years, Ember has closed off her heart, moving from one man to another, trying to feel something other than her own pain and guilt.
Colt Barnes is a plastic surgeon who strives to give people a better quality of life, especially children. The night he watches Ember leave the bar with another one-night stand, he resolves to offer up a challenge to get her to view herself in a new light.
Little does he know that the challenge will change both their lives, but when Ember’s secret is exposed, will Colt be able to accept it and trust her, or will Ember go back to her old ways and leave Colt broken?
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Stacy Eaton is a USA Today Bestselling author and began her writing career in October of 2010. Stacy took an early retirement from law enforcement after over fifteen years of service in 2016, with her last three years in investigations and crime scene investigation to write full time.
Stacy resides in southeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, who works in law enforcement, and her teen daughter. She also has a son who is currently serving in the United States Navy, and two grandchildren.
When Stacy is not writing, she enjoys photography and relaxing on the beach.
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Release Blitz ~ Shelter for Jerrica

Title: Shelter For Jerrica
Author: Deanndra Hall
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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Release Date: May 12, 2020
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At some moment in time, a firefighter’s character is tested. This is his moment.

Belittled by his family but respected by his team, Landon Fox has worked his way up in the Taylorsville Fire Department with only his fellow firefighters’ support. He’s got his share of regrets, but his biggest one was being unable to help his younger sister when she needed him the most. What happened to her was horrible, and he’s not willing to let even a drunk girl at a local bar meet that fate.

Even after putting herself through nursing school and finding her dream job in the local hospital’s emergency room, Jerrica Ligon’s got her own regrets to deal with. The mystery man with the sexy voice who rescues her from a dangerous situation of her own making is someone she desperately wants to meet. Turns out Landon, the man behind the voice, is far more than she ever dreamed.

One face to face meeting and neither can imagine a world without the other.

All the while, someone’s destroying their Kentucky town one fire at a time, killing anyone who gets in the way. Being able to identify a murderer most certainly guarantees you’ll be a casualty. Bodies start to fall until there’s only one more witness to go.

Jerrica.

For every first responder in a turn-out coat there’s that one fire, the one that defines who they are as a firefighter and a man. Landon’s about to have his defining moment, but this time, the cost may be too great to bear.

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Deanndra Hall is a working author living in the far western end of the beautiful Bluegrass State with her husband of over 35 years and small menagerie of weird little dogs. When she’s not writing, she’s editing. When she’s doing neither of those two things, she’s having dinner with friends, spending time with family, kayaking, eating chocolate, drinking beer or moonshine, or looking for something that she put in the wrong place and can’t seem to find (which is pretty much everything she owns).

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Sherry Roseberry’s Romances Tour & Giveaway

Deadly Double-Cross
by Sherry Roseberry
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Crystal James operates Gemstone, a skiing resort her father owns, settled at the base of the Grand Tetons. She can survive in the wilds of the jagged range even if they are covered in snow. Lukas Guarrad, a Los Angeles detective, knows his way around the big city but is at a loss in the mountains. Especially when he’s afraid of heights. He’s trailing a cat burglar named Panther, who uses Gemstone to fence his stolen goods, because the thief murdered Luke’s partner.
Crystal witnesses a homicide meant to look like a heart attack. Later she inadvertently hears a death warrant taken out on her life. All other avenues blocked, she strikes out for the Tetons and stumbles across Luke who has sprained his ankle. Is he the assassin? If not, his life is in danger as well. Plus in his condition he’s no match for the elements. She is forced to haul him along.
There is a growing attraction between them. But can she trust him? Luke tries to protect Crystal from Panther, but in the end will she be able to overcome her paralyzing fear of guns to pick one up and save them both?
Love Only Once
by Sherry Roseberry
Genre: Historical Romance
Does love come again?
Granger Hawks firmly believes he can love only once. Not wanting a wife, but needing a woman who could educate and be a mother figure for his daughter, he answers an ad for a mail-ordered bride, requesting someone plain and unassuming, someone he wouldn’t become emotionally involved with. Without love, emotions fade, leaving festering sores.
Tired of living off charity, Falisha Harrington travels to New Mexico in answer to Mr. Hawks’s petition. Positive he doesn’t need a wife, but a governess for his daughter, she’s determined to convince him of that fact.
The woman with large slate-blue eyes and platinum-blond hair is not what Granger had expected, and he’s dead set on sending the beautiful Miss Harrington back to St Lewis. But a deserter kidnaps Falisha for the money she’ll bring South of the border.
It’s one thing for Granger to rescue Falisha from white slavery. It’s another for him to admit he can find love more than once.
Tender Deceptions
by Sherry Roseberry
Genre: Romantic Suspense
For all outward purposes, Michelle Grant is a sophisticated, San Francisco, society girl. But beneath her exotic beauty lies a daring spirit that leads her into the dark, perilous streets of Chinatown. Masked as a Chinese man, but named Mei Hwa, she’s part of a secret alliance that rescues innocent young girls from the brothel cribs.
Dirk Andrews is out for revenge. His younger brother died at the hands of Celeste Grant, and he means to make her pay. He’s found that the woman has made her fortune on coolie trade, opium, and brothel slavery. Going undercover, he works his way into Celeste’s confidence.
From the first time Dirk met her, Mei Hwa intrigued him. Why her deception? Why walk the streets at night dressed as a Chinese man? And why was she so intent on rescuing girls from the brothel cribs? It was dangerous work, and not fit for a woman. As Mei Hwa and Dirk work together fighting the slave girl trade, their feelings for each other grow. And he professes his love.
One morning Michelle hears a familiar laugh. With trepidation she glances into the drawing room to find her Aunt Celeste with her arms around Dirk. How could he? How could he hold that woman? Had she surrendered her heart to a traitor?
Sherry Roseberry was born and raised in a small town in Idaho. There were two things she wanted to be when she grew up, a mother and an actress. From middle school to college her focus was drama. While in a seventh-grade class her English teacher said that if they ever wanted to write for magazines like The Readers Digest the articles had to be perfect in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. She admonished the students to take English classes seriously
Roseberry remembers thinking that advice didn’t pertain to her because she wasn’t going to be a writer. She was going to be an actress. Little did she know she would end up being an award-winning author.
Her drama training hasn’t been wasted, though. She’s been in several community productions and written, acted in, and sold four plays to Eldridge Play Company. Three are still in print. She has adapted the acting methods she’s learned to accentuate her writing, and she’s given numerous workshops teaching others the same techniques.
But, she still remembers her seventh grade English teacher. She wishes she’d paid more attention.
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Life & Limb ~ Release Blitz

Title: Life & Limb (PASS, #2)
Author: Freya Barker
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 11, 2020
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Growing up a military brat and spending eight years overseas with the Army Medical Corps, clinical social worker, Willa Smith, has had enough of rules and regulations. Still able to work with veterans as she did at the VA Hospital, she is much happier at the new and far more relaxed South Avenue Shelter, until one of its residents is implicated in a murder.

Former military turned security operative, Dimas Mazur, has worked for PASS security, his brother’s company, since he returned stateside after a disabling injury. The job keeps him busy, but when a homeless veteran he knows runs into trouble with the law, he doesn’t hesitate to jump in. The strong-headed counselor at the shelter where his friend stayed is an unexpected bonus.

Until she puts herself square in the sights of the man he’s trying to take down.

 

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Driven to make her books about ‘real’ people; she creates characters who are perhaps less than perfect, each struggling to find their own slice of happy, but just as deserving of romance, thrills and chills in their lives.
Recipient of the ReadFREE.ly 2019 Best Book We’ve Read All Year Award for “Covering Ollie, the 2015 RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for Best First Book, “Slim To None”, and Finalist for the 2017 Kindle Book Award with “From Dust”, Freya continues to add to her rapidly growing collection of published novels as she spins story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!

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The Berserker Brides Saga (Berserker Romance Saga Book 2)
by Lee Savino

For centuries we’ve searched for the woman who can break the Berserker curse. And when we find her, we will never let her go. In this paranormal romance boxset: 7 books, 1 novella, and countless huge, dominant warriors who will stop at nothing to claim their mates.

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Rogue (Paradise Shores Book 1)
by Olivia Hayle

Hayden Cole was good times dressed like bad news. My brother’s best friend, the boy from the wrong side of the tracks—everything I should stay away from. We loved in secret until he left town without a word and broke my heart. Ten years later, he’s back from the Navy and demanding a second chance, and he won’t let anything stop him this time.

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To Sir (The K Club Book 2)
by Rachell Nichole

When Liz is plagued by the idea for a kinky novel she can’t shake, she plunges head-first into a genre she vowed never to pursue. Chase has no idea what to expect from a meeting with an author doing research on the BDSM scene, but he never expected LIZ. When she begs for his help, he only has one rule: they will do this his way, or not at all.

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Trust (Things That Matter Series Book 1)
by Casey Diam

A romance entwined with heart-stopping action and dangerous desires. When Paige runs into Caleb, her past collides with her present, and essentially, the people who had assassinated her family. In a decision that could mean life or death, she has two options: keep running, or trust Caleb, the man who’s a bigger part of the puzzle than she realizes.

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Breaking Spade (Dead Presidents MC Book 6)
by Harley Stone

One night of passion is all the busy Spade and cautious Jessica can promise each other, but will it be enough? Will their chemistry drive them together against all odds?

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Rachel gave up seeking a Master years ago. After a failed marriage and terrible tragedy, she’s walled her soul against going down that dangerous path again. Then Jon joins her yoga class. He’s thirteen years younger than she, but his Dominant nature threatens her shields from the moment she recognizes it. Not only does he understand what her body wants—he knows what her soul craves.
Part of the five-man executive team of Kensington & Associates, Jon uses his calm, philosophical nature to defuse volatile acquisition negotiations. He can compel opponents to willingly surrender when he draws the sword that closes the deal. As a sexual Dominant, he employs that same expertise. A spiritually driven Master who enjoys connecting with a woman’s soul, he wins her utter submission with his skills. But with Rachel, it goes beyond that. She’s the submissive his own soul has always hungered to have, and he won’t hesitate to use his talents, as well as that of the other four K&A men, to claim her.

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An MMA fighter trying to take on the world. A teacher trying to make the world a better place. A friendship neither expected.

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Losing her almost broke him. But he climbed his way out of the darkness and now he’s back and determined to battle for his girl.

But, from the sidelines, someone watches. Someone who’ll do just about anything to keep them apart.

Their second chance might be over before it even begins…

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Presleigh Clarke’s actions turned me into the ruthless man I am today. Too bad for her, I believe people should pay for the things they have done. The more painful and messy, the better. I get off on making people bleed. It feeds my inner demon, and right now, he is starving. She crossed me once, so now she’ll know what it’s like to fear me. But not all stories end the way you think they will … mine certainly didn’t.

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She’s mine to claim. Mine to protect. Mine to care for.

I swore I’d never go back to that mountain, not after my childhood friend and I fell out years ago. So imagine my shock when I find out he’s died and left me his old hunting cabin.

On the way there, I find myself staring down the barrel of a pistol without a safety, in the form of smooth thighs, arresting green eyes, and curves that could charm a sapling into a mighty oak.

But it turns out my old buddy’s gone and thrown me another curveball: the nymph with the ass that won’t quit? That’s his eighteen-year-old little girl. She’s running from something, but I’m not about to let anyone lay a finger on this green-eyed angel.

I’ll put my life on the line to keep her safe, because that’s what good Daddies do.

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Author’s note: I’ve wanted to write a mountain-man romance for what feels like FOREVER! There’s just something about a rugged, brooding loner with a big axe that makes you want to curl up by a roaring fire. Enter, Silas Walker! He’s a little grumpy and a lot stubborn, but once this mountain Daddy gets his hands on his baby girl, he’s never letting her go.

Please be aware that this book contains suspense elements and discussions of past physical abuse. But don’t let that heavy stuff fool you, this romance is fast and filthy, with no cheating or cliffhangers, and features a guaranteed HEA!

The Songbirds by Alif

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The Songbirds by Alif  

 

About the Book:

The Songbirds is a literary tale that goes to the heart of what’s ailing today’s world and tries to find the answers to our most pressing questions.

Amidst poetry and the innocence of youth, the love story of Kasim and Sumera sprouts in the romantic settings of Bada Ghar, the mystical house of a long-gone but not forgotten poet, Bulbul Baba, their mutual ancestor. To carve a better future for Sumera and himself, Kasim migrates West. But, once there, an increasingly westernised Kasim begins to see his for love for Sumera as taboo. So, instead, he tries to find fulfilment in London, forcefully burying his love.

However, with time, Kasim realises that the West doesn’t have the answers he is looking for and his yearning for Sumera returns, becoming stronger than ever, but a huge barrier now stands between them. Not only that, but time could also be running out because, back home, Sumera has gone on to become a fiery blogger over controversial issues, earning herself many enemies, possibly one too many.

“A meditation on love’s complicated intimacies…A stunning literary tale!”

To the free bird in all of us…

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~ Snippet 1 ~

By this time, my father had built quite a reputation for himself in the local area. As a high ranking officer in the government, he had a number of acquaintances and connections, who he used to actively help arrange marriages between young Muslim men and women, with the blessings of their families.

“If I help people with alliances today, tomorrow they will help find suitable matches for my children,” he used to say.

Another thing Father was famous for was stopping love marriages. If anyone from the area eloped, against their parents’ wishes, Father would use his contacts with the police to track the eloping couple down, have them arrested on one charge or the other and get the eloping young man thrashed at the police station. There was a line from a popular Bollywood Song, which youngsters in the area modified for my father and sang behind his back.

Khurram Ali, pyar ka dushman, hai, hai!” Khurram Ali, the enemy of love, down, down!

The irony of that was not lost on me because his own son was breaking his rules.

 

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Sumera sang very well, sounding like a songbird. I really loved it when she sang a line from the song Laila mein Laila: “Mere vaste jo mita de khudi ko.” I am looking for the one who would do anything for me. Many a time, I wanted to say that he is sitting right in front of you, but I only managed to whisper it to myself.

We boys would not have stood a chance against her singing if it weren’t for Chasme-Baddoor Chacha, a distant uncle, who also lived at Bada Ghar. It was said that no marriage in the local area would be complete without him singing at it, wearing his trade-mark yellow Kurta, with soorma around his eyes. While his actual name was Mustafa Khan, everyone called him by his nickname, Chasme-baddoor, which came from his favourite Bollywood song, “Teri pyari pyari soorat ko, kisi ki nazar na lagey, Chasme-baddoor.” I pray that your beautiful face never comes under the spell cast by jealous eyes, my love.

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About the Author:

I write because silence is not an option. At the same time, my novels brim with hope in addition to having a riveting plot. My debut novel, which was published by a boutique publisher in Europe some years ago, was seen to be refreshing.

My recent novel Guns and Saffron has received exceptionally good reviews on Amazon, NetGalley and Goodreads saying that it is addictive, fresh and enlightening. The Songbirds, a literary tale, is my latest novel.