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text 2018-10-19 09:05
Cover Reveal - The First Rule of Hook-Ups

 

Today we have the cover reveal for The First Rule of Hook-Ups by Nina Crespo. Check it out and be sure to signup for Nina’s newsletter for release day notifications!

 

 

 

Title: The First Rule of Hook-Ups

Author: Nina Crespo

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Day: November 12th

 

About The First Rule of Hook-Ups:

 

 

Someone once told me that there are worst things than being left at the altar. Well, not many, in my experience. That was six months ago, though, and my life has moved on. Heck, I have a new job lined up and I'm leaving town. But, I can't deny that my love life kind of sucks. That’s why I let my friends convince me to join them for Club Escapade’s Breakup Bash. And we might just be disillusioned enough to actually enjoy it.

 

Last time we were here, it was for my bachelorette party. That night, I met one of the dancers – Raphael – and when he flirted with me, I almost forgot I was engaged. And there's a part of me that never forgot him. Now, it seems my friends have wandered off and I’m thinking about calling it a night. Until the music begins and I see Raphael, my secret fantasy, on stage. And this time, I’m definitely not engaged...  

 

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Exclusive Excerpt:

 

 

Alexa raised a mojito in a toast. “Love sucks.”

 

Nat sat next to her at the square, white linen-covered table. She lifted a glass of chardonnay. “I’ll co-sign on that.”

 

“Me too.” Cori, also with them, slurped a frozen drink.

 

Laughter and conversation echoed in the semi-darkened private room at Club Escapade. The Breakup Bash—a party to help women get over one man and move on to a better one—was in full swing. Women mingled around the corner bar and danced to Beyoncé’s latest hit in front of the DJ booth next to a gold-curtained stage. The Hot Body Hunks male revue show was scheduled to perform a little later in the evening.

 

Alexa struggled to match the upbeat atmosphere. Who would’ve guessed the three of them would end up sharing the same bad luck with relationships? Nat had gone through a nasty divorce. Cori no longer lived with her boyfriend. But she was the dumbest one of them all. On her wedding day, her main concern had been making sure she had something old, new, borrowed, and blue. Meanwhile, some woman named Karma Sunflower had permanently borrowed Brad.

 

A couple of months before the wedding, when he’d developed an interest in health and started shopping at the organic market, she’d viewed it as a positive. She’d even cut back on French fries, given up sugar, and eaten tofu in solidarity with him. But all along, he’d been playing her for a fool. She should have grown more suspicious when boxes of his so-called favorite granola cereal disappeared in a couple of days instead of weeks. No one needed that much fiber, including full-of-shit Brad.

 

Alexa sank back into the black padded chair. The brilliant solitaire on her finger had kept her enthralled with the promise of a perfect future. What a joke. “Maybe coming here wasn’t such a good idea. This is one of the last places that I hung out as a delusional bride-to-be.”

 

“No.” Cori plunked down her glass, and a slice of pineapple fell off the rim. “This party is just what we need. Maybe some Hasta la Vista cocktails will put us into the mood. Or maybe champagne. Ooh, that sounds even better. I’ll get some.” She sprang from her seat. Purple and green strobe lights reflected in her neon-blue hair. The narrow skirt of her short yellow minidress, and blue death-defying, high-heeled pumps, shortened her steps.

 

Nat flipped her hair then straightened the shoulder strap of her burgundy top. Her gold-and-silver earrings reflected the lights. “Good thing we took a Lyft and didn’t count on Cori being our designated driver. She’s really celebrating tonight.”

 

“She’s supposed to help me pack tomorrow. Too many hasta la vistas and I’ll have to count her out.”

 

“Staying distracted is her way of handling things. At least she’s not depressed anymore. We all needed this.” Sadness flashed in Nat’s eyes.

 

Alexa felt her pain and then some. Maybe consuming multiple hasta la vistas was the right idea. Alcohol might help her forget her humiliation, too.

 

Nat brought a plate of cubed cheese and crackers closer to them. “Are you sure about this moving thing? Seattle is a big step.”

 

“I’m embracing new horizons.”

 

Nat munched on a cracker. “New horizons are about running toward what you do want, not running away from what you don’t. You’ve never talked about leaving before.”

“I’m not running. I need a change of pace, and this job offer is too good to pass up. NorthStar only transports freight in the northeast. Vannett Incorporated operates nationally. As the head of carrier relations for them, I’ll have more responsibility and a bigger paycheck.”

 

“And you won’t have to deal with Brad and his hippy-dippy side piece when they show up six weeks from now.”

 

“That’s an added bonus.”

 

Seeing her ex anytime soon was the last thing she wanted to do. As far as meeting Karma face-to-face, she’d imagined everything from slapping her to forcing her to eat a pound of sugar. Non-organic, of course. But most of her anger was at Brad. He’d not only betrayed her as a fiancé, but also as a friend. {…}

 

 

Nat nudging her arm pulled Alexa from the past. “Hopefully all this change includes a new man.” She brushed crumbs from the lap of her skinny jeans. “You’re twenty-seven, hot as hell, and single. Don’t let opportunity pass you by. Indulge.”

 

Dating. Not this topic again. “I’m here with you guys to see the Hot Body Hunks. Doesn’t that count?” The poster she’d spotted near the entrance featured a photo of twelve shirtless, muscular guys wearing jeans. Unfortunately, Raphael the Dream Maker wasn’t among them. Seeing him again might have lifted her spirits. “Love those earrings. Are they new?”

 

“You know they’re not. You bought them, and you’re wearing the same pair. Stop trying to change the subject.”

 

Alexa fiddled with one of her silver and gold earrings. “I’m not interested in falling in love again.”

 

“Who said anything about love? This is about leaving a total dick for more satisfying cock and less worries. It’s about getting rid of jackasses who aren’t worth a damn and most important of all...” Nat held up her wineglass. “Freedom!” The women around them whooped and applauded.

 

Alexa pulled down Nat’s arm. “Will you stop.”

 

“No. You stop. It’s perfectly okay to ride a man into a better future. Preferably in the midst of an orgasm. That’s what this celebration is all about, and you need to get on board.” Nat plucked a condom, with Do Me printed on the red packaging, from the floral centerpiece. “That’s why it’s called the Breakup Bash.”

 

**Who is Raphael and just how hot do things get between him and Alexa? Sign up for Nina’s newsletter to read an exclusive sneak peek on 25 October.  www.ninacrespo.com   Pre-order available: 23 October    

 

 

About the Author:

 

 

Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions — the beach, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life hero and dancing. Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a “borrowing spree” in her older sister’s bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel. Let Nina’s sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after.  Stay connected with Nina on TwitterFacebookInstagram, BookBub, or through her newsletter.

 

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review 2018-10-18 07:09
Hero
Loving A Warrior - Melanie Backe-Hansen

Matt literally runs into Shane the week before he begins his training.  When they see one another next, it is under high pressure conditions.  He cannot help that he is attracted to his buddy.  He just has to be a big boy and control it.

 

Shane is equally attracted to Matt.  Which will break and act on it first?  Being a SEAL is what these men want.  That means giving to their country, more than to themselves.  Shane is not sure he can choose that anymore.

 

I was truly impressed with both the characters and the information given about the scenario.  This was a really well written story and I could not put it down!  I loved the banter, and the humor.  I especially loved how real the book felt.  Like I was with them in the moment.  I give this story a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review, by Netgalley and its publishers.

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review 2018-10-16 11:00
Release Day Review! Sentinel of Darkness (Darkness #8) Katie Reus!

 

 

She thought she’d put her past behind her…

 

Local artist Keva might be human, but she knows about the things that go bump in the night. Years ago, a dragon shifter saved her from certain death. Ever since, she’s lived in his clan’s territory and put her life back together. But the feeling of security is only an illusion, because her past has come back to haunt her. A past with claws and fangs, demanding blood.

 

He’ll do whatever it takes to defend his mate…

 

Dagen has finally met his mate—except he insults her the first time they meet. He’s not too proud to grovel to get back into her good graces. But when a threat from her past emerges, he realizes that he’ll do anything to keep her safe. Even if it means dying—or losing her forever.

 

Length: 30,000 words

 

Author note: This is a stand-alone story in the Darkness series complete with an HEA and no cliffhanger.

 


The Darkness continues to pull reader into a fascinating world full of wonderful, bold and sexy characters with its newest addition, Sentinel of Darkness. Keva is a local artist with a troubled past involving shifters and Dagen has finally met his mate, except he insults her the first time they meet. Keva and Dagen’s romance starts off on a slippery slope full of emotional turmoil and sizzling chemistry, but their attraction is irresistible and the passion erupts in fiery explosive passion that singes readers with every page.

 

The plot is fast paced, smooth flowing and full of danger and excitement as Keva’s past catches up to her and its demanding her blood. Dagen will do anything to keep her safe, even if it means dying and readers can’t help but become ensnared in the story as they hold their breath awaiting the outcome of this thrilling predicament. This is a standalone story in the Darkness series, a well-developed world that is full of mesmerizing dragons and wolves, a world that readers find as thrilling as it is sexy.

 

 

 

Author's Book Page -


https://katiereus.com/books/sentinel-of-darkness-darkness-series-book-8/

 

 

Add to your shelves -

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40882664-sentinel-of-darkness

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/sentinel-of-darkness-by-katie-reus

 

 

 

Sentinel of Darkness is the 8th book in the Darkness series -

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/114791-darkness

 

Author - https://katiereus.com/series/darkness-series/

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FQWTDH2?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 

 

Includes:

 

1. Darkness Awakened
2. Taste of Darkness
3. Beyond the Darkness
4. Hunted by Darkness
5. Into the Darkness
6. Saved by Darkness
7. Guardian of Darkness
8. Sentinel of Darkness

 

 

#8.5 (#9 on Goodreads) A Very Dragon Christmas is coming November 6, 2018!

 

Pre-order -

 

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GH716Y1?tag=katreu-20

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-very-dragon-christmas-katie-reus/1129200906?ean=2940161786161

 

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-very-dragon-christmas/id1419853122?ls=1&mt=11

 

Kobo -
https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-very-dragon-christmas-1

 


Sentinel of Darkness is available in print or ebook at -

 

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FPS3N22?tag=katreu-20

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sentinel-of-darkness-katie-reus/1128975324?ean=9781635560879

 

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/sentinel-of-darkness/id1404611311?mt=11

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/sentinel-of-darkness

 

 

Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, & IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.


Website - http://www.katiereus.com/

 

Goodreads - http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1563059.Katie_Reus

 

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/katiereusauthor

 

Twitter - http://twitter.com/katiereus

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/katie-reus

 

 

 

 

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text 2018-10-13 11:00
Release Blitz with Giveaway! Dead in the Pond (Grasmere Cottage Mystery #2) Dahlia Donovan!

 

 

Author: Dahlia Donovan
Title: Dead in the Pond
Series: The Grasmere Cottage Mystery Trilogy, #2
Genre: Gay Romantic Cosy Mystery
Release Date: October 13, 2018
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Designer: Claire Smith

 

On sale for 99c!
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2mj7UpR


All other links: books2read.com/grasmere2

 

 

 

Join bestselling author Dahlia Donovan on a cosy mystery adventure in Grasmere Cottage Mystery book two. With love, wit, and a murder to solve, life for Valor and Bishan continues to be blinkin' complicated in this sweet gay romance.


Killer on the loose? Check.

 

Frogs in the garden? Check


Playing a twisted game with a killer? Not good.

 

Bishan Tamboli struggles to recover from his false arrest. He worries the police still aren’t as convinced about his innocence. With his longtime boyfriend, Valor, at his side, he intends to solve the puzzles and catch the murderer amongst their former schoolmates.

 

He’s fought hard for his independence as an autistic and refuses to throw it all away because of a nameless monster. With friends and family in the killer’s crosshairs, Bishan fears the mystery will bring the end of everything and everyone he loves.

 

 

Add to your shelves at

 

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41029142-dead-in-the-pond

 

BookBub – https://www.bookbub.com/books/dead-in-the-pond-grasmere-cottage-mystery-2-by-dahlia-donovan

 

 


AVAILABLE in ebook at –

 

On sale for 99c!


Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2mj7UpR 


Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2Nk46Qq 


Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2uqAQRf 


Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2Nk47Uu 


Kobo: www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/dead-in-the-pond 


iTunes:  https://apple.co/2urombf 


Nook: http://bit.ly/2mijyRP

 

 

The Grasmere Cottage
Mystery Trilogy

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/238344-grasmere-cottage-mystery

 

 

 

Dead in the Garden (bk 1)
Available now!

books2read.com/grasmere1

 

 


Dead in the Shop (bk 3)
Releases October 20th

PREORDER FOR 99c
books2read.com/grasmere3

 

 

 

GIVEAWAY!

2 $10 Amazon Gift Cards

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/ea80a6ed330/

 

 

 


ABOUT DAHLIA DONOVAN!

 

Dahlia Donovan wrote her first romance series after a crazy dream about shifters and damsels in distress. She prefers irreverent humour and unconventional characters. An autistic and occasional hermit, her life wouldn’t be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.

 


Website - http://dahliadonovan.com/


Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/dahliadonovan


Twitter - https://twitter.com/DahliaDonovan


Goodreads - http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8184061.Dahlia_Donovan

 

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Dahlia-Donovan/e/B00KFNZFHU

 

 

 

http://www.hottreepromotions.com/

 

 

 

 

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text 2018-10-06 11:00
Release Day Blog Tour & Giveaway! Dead in the Garden (Grasmere Cottage Mystery #1) Dahlia Donovan!

 

 

Author: Dahlia Donovan
Title: Dead in the Garden
Series: The Grasmere Cottage Mystery Trilogy, #1
Genre: Gay Romantic Cosy Mystery
Release Date: October 6, 2018
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Designer: Claire Smith

 

On sale for 99c! 


Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2uqKgvZ


All other links: books2read.com/grasmere1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join bestselling author Dahlia Donovan on a cosy mystery adventure in Grasmere Cottage Mystery book one. With love, wit, and a murder to solve, life for Valor and Bishan is about to get bloomin' complicated in this sweet gay romance.

Dead body in the garden? Check.

 

Mystery to solve? Check.


Police focused on the wrong person? Not good.

 

All grown up and graduated, Valor Tarquin Scott, son to Earl and Countess Scott, owns The Ginger’s Bread, a biscuit shop, in Grasmere in the Lake District. The love of his life, Bishan Tamboli, has turned his music studies into a successful career playing with the London Symphony Orchestra. It’s a perfect life with their cat, spending evenings watching Poirot on the television.

 

The nightmare begins with one dead former schoolmate, leading police to believe Bishan is responsible.

 

Valor struggles to solve the cryptic puzzles left behind in a race to prove Bishan’s innocence.

 

He can’t help wondering how far the body count will rise before they manage to stop the killer.

 

 

Add to your shelves at

 

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41020850-dead-in-the-garden

 

BookBub – https://www.bookbub.com/books/dead-in-the-garden-grasmere-cottage-mystery-1-by-dahlia-donovan

 

 

 

AVAILABLE in ebook at –

 

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2uqKgvZ 


Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2JqyXc3 


Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2Lj4C4d 


Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2NjaJTj 


Kobo: www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/dead-in-the-garden 


iTunes: https://apple.co/2NNNfqu 


Nook: http://bit.ly/2LitA0g

 

 

 

The Grasmere Cottage
Mystery Trilogy


Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07G7CZHYM?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 

 

Dead in the Pond (bk 2)
Releases October 13th

PREORDER FOR 99c
books2read.com/grasmere2

 

Dead in the Shop (bk 3)
Releases October 20th

PREORDER FOR 99c
books2read.com/grasmere3

 


GIVEAWAY!

 

2 $10 Amazon Gift Cards

 

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/ea80a6ed327/

 

 


ABOUT DAHLIA DONOVAN!

 

Dahlia Donovan wrote her first romance series after a crazy dream about shifters and damsels in distress. She prefers irreverent humour and unconventional characters. An autistic and occasional hermit, her life wouldn’t be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.


Website - http://dahliadonovan.com/


Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/dahliadonovan


Twitter - https://twitter.com/DahliaDonovan


Goodreads - http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8184061.Dahlia_Donovan

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Dahlia-Donovan/e/B00KFNZFHU

 

 

 

 


http://www.hottreepromotions.com/

 

 

 

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