Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Running from Disaster (Sunrise Runners Duology #1) Release Day +Review

 

 Running From Disaster (Sunrise Runners Duology Book 1)
Aubrey Parr


"Running from Disaster is book one in Aubrey Parr’s Sunrise Runners duology.”

There’s a predator on the loose and he’s abducting runners. Becoming more sinister with each of his victims, Gabriella Winters’ running group was not going to let fear stop them. They needed to run every morning at sunrise. Running was vital to their lives.

Just when Gabriella needed a distraction from the horrors surrounding her, Dylan Hart arrived. He’s a walking disaster for relationships, his track record with women has proven it. Still, Gabriella couldn’t stay away. Everything about him pulled her in. Dylan wanted nothing more than to have her in his life, but he wasn’t sure how to be the man she deserved.

How can they navigate their relationship when Dylan doesn’t play by the rules? Can they survive what the world throws at them?




 
It was already starting to get sticky, which was never a good sign for the day to come. Sticky in the dark meant miserable when the sun was beating down. 
“Ugh, this weather blows. Maybe reliving my night will help keep my mind off this humidity!” Gabriella exclaimed before she went into a full fledge play-by-play of the night before. She seriously began to wonder if she had found the fountain of youth. She was definitely acting like a teenaged girl.
After she finished off the story with the effects of Dylan’s kiss and her ridiculous attempt at getting ready for bed while stuck in a cloud-nine haze, she realized they were half way through their run.
“See? Disaster averted,” Fiona announced.
“No. That’s the problem. The chance of disaster is even greater now!” Gaby said with almost a whine.
“I’m confused,” Violet answered back. “It sounds like you had an amazing time.”
“Exactly! And now I very well may end up as one of those stupid girls that he breaks up with in my coffee shop.” Getting far too worked up, Gaby stopped running and bent over as far as she could to help with her breathing.
“Calm down,” both friends said in unison as Violet rubbed her back with enough effort to help calm her nerves.
“Lord help me.” The words fought to get out. “What if he breaks up with me in my own coffee shop? How humiliating.” Gaby was getting ahead of herself, but she couldn’t help it. Last night went far too well. Now she was hooked and wanted more of Dylan Hart.
Violet replied first. “Babe, that’s not going to happen. Plus, you’re a strong woman. You can have a good time with this guy and not allow yourself to fall in love until you’re ready. Remember, you’re in charge of your own heart.”
“When has the heart ever let someone make their own decisions?” Gaby replied with a little more annoyance in her voice than she planned.


 
This is the first book by Aubrey that I have read and I really enjoyed it. There is someone on the lose taking runners. He is getting more violent with each girl he takes. Gabriella and two of her friends run together each morning. They feel safe because they run in a group. The girls are getting more and more worried with each girl that gets attacked. Gabby owns a small cozy coffee shop. Dylan Hart comes in often and breaks up with his lady friends in her shop. Then one day he asks her out. Sure, he is hot but can she trust her heart with him after seeing him break up with so many women in her shop. Dylan isn’t good at dating or caring about someone else. But, he wants to be better for Gabby. He wants her like he has never wanted a woman before. Then the unthinkable happens and Gabby is taken. He is going to do anything he can to get her back. Is it the same man or someone else? She wasn’t taken while running but from her coffee shop. This book was great. There is romance, danger, and a bit of angst. The characters in this book are in their 40s. I like reading about mature characters. Dylan is a great guy and he is really trying to be different for Gabby. Gabby is a bit nervous about giving her heart to Dylan. This book ends softly not really a cliffhanger to me. I am eager to read about the second book. I look forward to reading more books by Aubrey in the future.


 

 Aubrey Parr writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense, but is digger deeper into her darker side. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband, daughter and houseful of pets. Though inspired by her great-uncle, author Evan S. Connell, Aubrey didn't publish her first novel until after turning forty. Now there's no turning back. She drinks coffee until it's acceptable to have wine and loves to travel. She's always planning her next trip. When Aubrey isn't writing, she can be found with a book in her hand.


After Care Release Day

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What do you get when you cross a breast cancer survivor with a sexy, mature man….

After Care
A romance for the over 40.
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Blurb
Breast cancer survivor Edie Williams is ready to live.
Divorced. Mother of two.
She’s planned the vacation of a lifetime for a reboot,
only to encounter an awakening adventure—Tommy Carrigan.

Manager of the band Collision, Tommy Carrigan has his plate full.
Independent. Carefree.
He’s on an annual holiday with his band family,
when the unexpected happens—Edie Williams.

Love might be just what the doctor prescribed,
but can it survive the world of rock-n-roll?

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If you enjoyed The Sex Education of M.E., you’ll love After Care, another romance for the over-forty from L.B. Dunbar. Continue the adventure previously published in Love Notes, the newsletter of L.B. Dunbar.




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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Look the Part Blog Tour +Giveaway

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“Look The Part is my new top favorite from the inimitable Jewel E. Ann. Delightfully quirky, funny but deeply emotional, Look The Part was pitch perfect. I loved everything about this five-star read!” - USA Today bestseller Ella James
 
Look the Part, an all-new “emotional and breathtaking” standalone from
Jewel E. Ann is available NOW! 


Synopsis
Flint Hopkins finds the perfect tenant to rent the space above his Minneapolis-based law office.
All the T’s are crossed and I’s dotted on Ellen’s application. Her references are good. And she’s easy on the eyes.
Until …
Flint discovers Ellen Rodgers, Board-Certified Music Therapist, plays music. Bongos, guitars, singing—not Beethoven administered through noise-cancelling headphones.
The cut-throat attorney serves up an eviction notice to the bubbly, constantly-humming redhead who's too sexy for her own good. But luck is on Ellen’s side when Flint’s autistic son, Harrison, takes an instant liking to her. A single dad can’t compete with guitars—and rats. Yes, she has pet rats.
This woman …
She’s annoyingly happy with a constant need to touch him—adjust his tie, button his shirt, invade his space, and mess with his mind.
Still …
She must go.
Their lust-hate relationship escalates into something beautiful and tragic. This sexy, romantic-comedy explores the things we want, the things we need, and the impossible decisions parents and children make to survive.

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Excerpt
There’s something thrilling, even a little forbidden, about a man in a perfectly-tailored suit. Flint Hopkins wears the hell out of a three-piece suit.  
Not a single wrinkle.  
Not a hair out of place.  
Not a scuff mark on his shiny shoes.  
His lips move, but all I hear is “I wore this suit for you today” as his hands make their rounds: caressing the buttons on his jacket, twisting his cufflinks, and adjusting his tie. It’s sophisticated fidgeting.  
“You said you’re a therapist, not a music teacher.” 
Observant men are sexy too. 
“I did. And I am. Specifically, I’m a music therapist. Do you want me to explain what a music therapist does?” 
 “No. I just want you to look for a different space to rent. I’ll give you two weeks.” He turns and makes it out the door in three long strides.  
My toes are on his heels in seconds, chasing him down the stairs. “Wait? You’re evicting me?”  
“I’m giving you notice.”  
“Notice? You’re kicking me out for what? Doing my job?”  
“Preventing me from doing mine.” He pushes through the door at the bottom of the stairs and makes a sharp right.  
“Hey, Boss, how’d it—” Amanda’s gaze moves from Flint to me as I follow him into his office.  
“Hi, Amanda. Would you happen to have the name of a good real estate attorney? I may need to sue my landlord for wrongful eviction.”  
“Um …”  
Flint turns, halting my forward momentum a second shy of slamming into his chest. “Shut my door, Amanda.” His eyes narrow.  
I don’t care how hot this guy looks in a suit. I won’t recoil under his glower. “Please leave it open, Amanda. I may need you to be my witness.”  
Arrogance tugs at his mouth. “A witness?” 
 “For when you threaten me.”  
He unbuttons his jacket and takes a step back. A whoosh of oxygen leaves my chest like it’s attached to him. The man has an air of confidence and mystery about him that commands attention.  
When he turned around to face me a few seconds ago, I sensed the slightest agitation in his narrowed eyes and flared nostrils, but not anymore. It’s not hard to imagine Flint Hopkins in a courtroom—cool, calculated, ruthless.  
“You seem to be an intelligent person, so surely you can see how the noise level of your profession could distract me from doing mine. I think sharing space with other businesses is not a good idea. You need a building of your own or maybe you should work out of your house.”  
“I live in an apartment. And I’m sorry, Mr. Money Bags, but I don’t have the cash flow to buy or rent a building all to myself. You’re an attorney. How often are you even in your office? And when you are, what are you doing that requires complete silence? Charming snakes? Narrating audio books?”
 
About Jewel
JewelEAnn
Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor. With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business. After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing. When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels. 

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Hold on Tight (Man on the Month #2) Release Blitz

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Title: Hold On Tight
Author: J. Kenner
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publishing Date: January 30th


A hard body. A dangerous past.
Meet Mr. February. 

Reality-TV star and reformed bad boy Spencer Dean doesn’t trust women. Not after his fiancĂ©e, Brooke, left him at the altar five years ago, breaking his heart and hardening his soul.

Now, Brooke is close to a deal for her own show that will launch with the remodel of a popular Austin bar. The problem? The network insists that Spencer step in as her partner.

He’s tried to forget her—but he can’t deny that he still wants her. More than that, he wants to punish her. And so he agrees, but only on terms that are provocative, demanding, and wildly sensual.

It’s the perfect set-up for extracting revenge. But he doesn’t expect to fall for Brooke all over again…

Revenge never looked so hot.

**Hold On Tight is part of a binge read series by New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and #1 International bestselling author of the million copy Stark series, J. Kenner.

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About J. Kenner
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J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres. Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal mommy lit. JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.” A five time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy). Her Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series (as Julie Kenner) is currently in development with AwesomenessTV/Awestruck. Her books have sold over three million copies and are published in over twenty languages. In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas. She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.

Connect with Julie
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Monday, January 29, 2018

Deeper (Deep Duet #2) Release Blitz +Review



Title: Deeper
Series: The Deep Duet #2
Authors: M. Malone & Nana Malone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 29, 2018


Blurb

The plan was never to fall in love...The plan was to avenge my father's death.

Hell, I knew better. Never fall in love with the mark.

For ten years I have plotted and planned my revenge against Rafe DeMarco. He took the most important thing in my life away from me and I meant to return the favor.

Except, I was wrong...

Now, I need his protection. And I'm the fool who went and fell in love.

The best laid plans and all. 

(Deeper is the finale of the Deep Duet. Start the duet with Book 1, Deep.)


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My Review

This is book two in this duet. You must read them in order. I was intrigued by the first book and couldn’t wait to read this one. I haven’t read the other books that the other characters are in but I can’t wait to read them now. I wasn’t disappointed with this book. I loved it actually. Diana finds herself in a bit of a situation. She started out this thing with the intention of getting the man that killed her father. Now she has learned that every thing she thought she knew was wrong. While Rafe did kill her father, her father wasn’t the man she thought he was. Now she must face that she has fallen in love with Rafe and has been lying to him since she met him. Rafe knows something is up with Diana. She has ran and he must find her and protect her. Don’t get him wrong they are going to have a talk about what she is really up to and why she is lying to him. Things get interesting but this book has a great ending. I highly recommend this Duet. I just can’t say enough about it and the characters.
 

M. Malone
NYT & USA Today bestselling author M. Malone lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her husband and their two sons. She holds a master's degree in Business from a prestigious college that would no doubt be scandalized by how she's using her expensive education.

Independently published, she has sold more than 1/2 million ebooks in her two series, THE ALEXANDERS and BLUE-COLLAR BILLIONAIRES. Since starting her indie journey in 2011 with the runaway bestselling novella "Teasing Trent," her work has appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than a dozen times.

She's now a full-time writer and spends 99.8% of her time in her pajamas.


Nana Malone
USA Today bestselling author Nana Malone's love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense novel she "borrowed" from her cousin.

It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She's been in love with kick-butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination constantly channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.

While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as brazen and kick-butt as she thinks she is.