Thursday, August 17, 2017

#CoverReveal ~ The Bunny and The Billionaire By Louisa Masters ~ @HotTreePromos

Spending their fortunes and losing their hearts.
The Bunny and The Billionaire

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Hardworking Australian nurse Ben Adams inherits a substantial sum and decides to tour Europe. In Monaco, the home of glamour and the idle rich, he meets French billionaire playboy Léo Artois. After getting off on the wrong foot—as happens when one accuses a stranger of being part of the Albanian mafia—their attraction blazes. Léo, born to the top tier of society, has never known limits, and Ben, used to budgeting every cent, finds it difficult to adjust to not only Léo's world, but also the changes wealth brings to his own life.

As they make allowances for each other's foibles, Ben gradually appreciates the finer things, and Léo widens his perspective. They both know one thing: this is not a typical holiday romance, and they're not ready to say goodbye.

Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 01-Oct-17
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Designer: Bree Archer

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Louisa Masters started reading romance much earlier than her mother thought she should. While other teenagers were sneaking out of the house, Louisa was sneaking romance novels in and working out how to read them without being discovered. She’s spent most of her life feeling sorry for people who don’t read, convinced that books are the solution to every problem. As an adult, she feeds her addiction in every spare second, only occasionally tearing herself away to do things like answer the phone and pay bills. She spent years trying to build a “sensible” career, working in bookstores, recruitment, resource management, administration, and as a travel agent, before finally conceding defeat and devoting herself to the world of romance novels.

Louisa has a long list of places first discovered in books that she wants to visit, and every so often she overcomes her loathing of jet lag and takes a trip that charges her imagination. She lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she whines about the weather for most of the year while secretly admitting she’ll probably never move.

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#SpotLight ~ Put It In Ink by Danyelle Scroggins ~ @PastorDanyelle

Hello! I'm excited. This is one of my stops during the two week tour for Put It In Ink by Danyelle Scroggins. This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours. This tour runs August 7-18, 2017. 

 Put It In Ink
 by Danyelle Scroggins

About the Book: 

Nikiya Barnett aka Nikki, is still secretly suffering in silence concerning losing the love of her life, Raja Abrams. She desires total healing from God, but somehow seems to be stuck in her heart and mind. She alongside her two best friends who happens to be her coworkers, are trying to make Salon Select the new ‘it’ spot but this does not happen until they invite God in, by way of Sappora Ink.

Sappora Ink is the new blog talk show host with a show entitled, RFRT~Real Folks, Real Truths. Sister Ink is a straight to the point, raw, doctrinaire Christian girl trying to help her friends in this sinful world. She is changing the world one show at a time, and taking Shreveport by storm with the help of Nikiya Barnett, the owner of Salon Select, who has opened her salon as a hosting spot. Little does Nikki know, Sappora is closer to Raja than she thinks?

Raja is stuck in a world wind of adversity that he seems to have created for himself. Through R.A.B.~ Raja Abrams Broadcasting, he is trying to secretly make Nikki aware that their time together was not a waste, but will his method be the same method used to change his life forever?

Things happen when we choose to let God in. Whether we appreciate His ways or not, we must remember, His ways are not our ways. Will life change for the better for Nikiya and Raja, or is the plan that has been laid before them all a part of God’s plan?

Genre: Inspirational Fiction
ASIN: B01FP5TZC8
ISBN-10: 0996003878
ISBN-13: 978-0996003872

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Excerpt:
Nikiya “Nikki” Barnett
Nikiya Barnett, known to shop patrons and friends as Nikki, was eager to tune in to RFRT with Sister Sappora Ink. The blog talk show previewed for the first time the past week, rating high and considered a hit by reviewers. As far as Nikki was concerned, the world needed someone who would tell the truth, live the truth, and share the truth, even if it were a blog talk show host.

As explained, Sister Ink answered questions about relationships, and although honest, she was raw. Against her will, Nikki listened to blog talk shows often blaming the desire to be a good best friend for this phenomenon. A couple of them were worth listening to, but some were uninformative and a useless waste of time. The hosts were inexperienced or too pretentious to explain life’s circumstances with realness and clarity. They failed to solve problems or share foundational truths from the Gospels, as Chelle declared Sister Ink did.
For the first time, Nikki’s curiosity about a show’s review ignited interest and Nikki refused to miss it. Intent on judging for herself perhaps sparked the motivation. It may also have been the desire to understand how she lost the love or her life or the need for spiritual advice. Either way, Nikki would be in the front of the computer, with an open mind centered on Sis. Ink.

The only dilemma was making it home on time. Nikki’s solution may not have been perfect but it was plausible. She drove 85 in and 70 mph zone, praying the angels would blind the police. The inability to afford another speeding ticket should have detoured Nikki from breaking the law, not to mention how dumb it would be to get a ticket resulting from rushing to hear a talk show, but it didn’t. With long hair weave blowing, as the wind whipped through the windows of the car, Nikki uncaring and unconcerned bobbed and sang along with the music. We are conquerors, conquerors.

Driving fast, the “zooming” of the other passing vehicles warranted a rear view mirror check. Dang Nikki! The thought was not a result of a police approaching, but the reality of looking at a calescent mess. Nikki snickered, but noticed the children in the car to the left laughing and pointing their fingers. Nikki licked at the children and then sped past them.


About the Author: 

Pastor/ Author Danyelle is the Senior Pastor of New Vessels Ministries North in Shreveport, Louisiana. She studied Theology at Louisiana Baptist University, has a Psychology Degree from the University of Phoenix, an Interdisciplinary Degree in Psychology /Biblical Studies from Liberty University, and is presently working on a Master’s in Religious Education from the Liberty University. Pastor Danyelle owns Divinely Sown Publishing LLC and is the author of both Christian fiction and non-fiction books. She is the wife of Pastor Reynard Scroggins Sr., the mother of three by birth and two additional by marriage. 

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

#NewRelease #SpotLight ~ THE DAUGHTERS OF IRELAND by Santa Montefiore ~ @SantaMontefiore

  THE DAUGHTERS OF IRELAND 

Deverill Chronicles

 by Santa Montefiore


Last year, international sensation Santa Montefiore captured the attention of readers and critics alike with her novel The Girl in the Castle. With starred trade and rave reviews, readers understood why her books have sold over two million copies worldwide. This summer, Santa returns with THE DAUGHTERS OF IRELAND, the second book in the romantic and unforgettable Deverill Chronicles trilogy, which follows three women in Ireland through the decades of the twentieth century (William Morrow Trade Paperback Original; on sale 8/15).


In THE DAUGHTERS OF IRELAND, it is 1925 and the Anglo-Irish war is long over, but life will never be the same again. Pearched atop the emerald hills of West Cork, Ireland, Castle Deverill has been home to the Deverill family for hundreds of years, until it fell prey to a devastating attack during the war. Young Celia (Deverill) Mayberry and her husband bought the estate, determined to restore it to its former glory. For Celia, the castle holds many fond childhood memories of when she ran through its halls with her cousin Kitty Deverill and their friend Bridie Doyle, and she cannot bear to see it neglected.

But not everyone is elated. Although Kitty is grateful to her cousin for purchasing the castle and ensuring it will remain in the family, she is wistful for the days when she was the mistress of Castle Deverill. While she is content in her new life with her husband, Robert, and her adopted son, JP, her heart still yearns for Jack O’Leary, the man she left behind. As Kitty struggles with her choices, she must make a heartbreaking decision that could hurt those closest to her.

Wealthy and the toast of the town in New York City, Bridie Doyle has come a long way since she was the daughter of one of the cooks at Castle Deverill. But all her money cannot ease the pain over having given away her baby. When she finds love, she is tempted to return to her beloved homeland—even if it means she must face the woman against whom she has sworn revenge.

As Celia wastes no time, or expense, in hiring workers to renovate Castle Deverill, dark shadows are gathering once more, as the financial markets begin to shake. Now everything that felt so certain is cast into doubt. As their destinies collide, these daughters of Ireland must find the inner strength to build a new future.

A sweeping story of family and history, THE DAUGHTERS OF IRELAND is an exquisite novel set once again in the captivating Irish landscape.

William Morrow Trade Paperback Original
On Sale: August 15, 2017
ISBN: 9780062456885; Price: $15.99; 
 E-Book ISBN: 9780062456892; E-Book Price: $10.99

Other Book in the Series:
The The Irish Girl: A Novel (Deverill Chronicles) by [Montefiore, Santa]

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Excerpt:
At last the castle came into view. The western tower where her grandmother had set up residence until her death was intact but the rest of it resembled the bones of a great beast gradually decaying into the forest. Ivy and bindweed pulled on the remaining walls, crept in through the empty windows and endeavored to claim every last stone. And yet, for Kitty, the castle still held a mesmeric allure.
She trotted across the ground that had once been the croquet lawn but was now covered in long grasses and weeds. She dismounted and led her horse around to the front, where her cousin was waiting for her beside a shiny black car. Celia Mayberry stood alone, dressed in an elegant cloche hat beneath which her blond hair was tied into a neat chignon, and a long black coat that almost reached the ground. When she saw Kitty her face broke into a wide, excited smile.
“Oh my darling Kitty!” she gushed, striding up and throwing her arms around her. She smelled strongly of tuberose and money and Kitty embraced her fiercely.
“This is a lovely surprise,” Kitty exclaimed truthfully, for Celia loved Castle Deverill almost as much as she did, having spent every summer of her childhood there with the rest of the “London Deverills,” as their English cousins had been known. Kitty felt the need to cling to her with the same ferocity with which she clung to her memories, for Celia was one of the few people in her life who hadn’t changed, and as she grew older and further away from the past, Kitty felt ever more grateful for that. “Why didn’t you tell me you were coming? You could have stayed with us.”
“I wanted to surprise you,” said Celia, who looked like a child about to burst with a secret.
“Well, you certainly did that.” Kitty looked up at the facade. “It’s like a ghost, isn’t it? A ghost of our childhood.”
“But it will be rebuilt,” said Celia firmly.
Kitty looked anxiously at her cousin. “Do you know who bought it? I’m not sure I can bear to know.”
Celia laughed. “Me!” she exclaimed. “I have bought it. Isn’t that wonderful? I’m going to bring back the ghosts of the past and you and I can relive the glorious moments all over again through our children.
“You, Celia?” Kitty gasped in astonishment. “You bought Castle Deverill?”
“Well, technically Archie bought it. What a generous husband he is!” She beamed with happiness. “Isn’t it a riot, Kitty? Well, I’m a Deverill too! I have just as much right as anyone else in the family. Say you’re happy, do!”
“Of course I’m happy. I’m relieved it’s you and not a stranger, but I admit I’m a little jealous too,” Kitty said sheepishly.
Celia flung her arms around her cousin again. “Please don’t hate me. I did it for us. For the family. The castle couldn’t possibly go to a stranger. It would be like giving away one’s own child. I couldn’t bear to think of someone else building over our memories. This way we can all enjoy it. You can continue to live in the White House, Uncle Bertie in the Hunting Lodge if he so wishes and we can all be terribly happy again. After everything we’ve suffered we deserve to find happiness, don’t you think?”
Kitty laughed affectionately at her cousin’s fondness of the dramatic. “You’re so right, Celia. It will be wonderful to see the castle brought back to life and by a Deverill no less. It’s the way it should be. I only wish it were me.”
Celia put a gloved hand on her stomach. “I’m going to have a baby, Kitty,” she announced, smiling.
“Goodness, Celia, how many more surprises have you in store for me?”
“Just that and the castle. How about you? Do hurry up. I pray we are both blessed with girls so that they can grow up here at Castle Deverill just like we did.” And Kitty realized then that Celia had placed herself here within these castle walls for more than merely the annual month of August. She was one of those shallow people who rewrote their own history and believed in the absolute truth of their version. “Come on,” Celia continued, taking Kitty’s hand and pulling her through the doorframe into the space where once the great hall had been. “Let’s explore. I have grand plans, you know. I want it to be just the same as it was when we were girls, but better. Do you remember the last Summer Ball? Wasn’t it marvelous?”
Kitty and Celia waded through the weeds that grew up to their knees, marveling at the small trees that had seeded themselves among the thistles and thorns and stretched their spindly branches toward the light. The ground was soft against their boots as they moved from room to room, disturbing the odd rook and magpie that flew indignantly into the air. Celia chattered on, reliving the past in colorful anecdotes and fond reminiscences, while Kitty was unable to stop the desolation of her ruined home falling upon her like a heavy black veil. With a leaden heart she remembered her grandfather Hubert, killed in the fire, and her grandmother Adeline who had died alone in the western tower only a month ago. She thought of Bridie’s brother, Michael Doyle, who had set the castle ablaze, and her own foolish thirst for recrimination, which had only led to her shame in his farmhouse where no one had heard her cries. Her thoughts drifted to her lover, Jack O’Leary, and their meeting at the wall where he had held her tightly and begged her to flee with him to America, then later, on the station platform, when he had been arrested and dragged away. Her head began to spin. Her heart contracted with fear as the monsters of the past were roused from sleep. 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Santa Montefiore has written seventeen bestselling novels, which are translated into thirty languages and sold well over four million copies worldwide. She lives with her husband, the historian and broadcaster Simon Sebag-Montefiore, and their two children in London.


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

#Review #GiveAway ~ GRAND SLAM By Heidi McLaughlin @HeidiJoVT

 GRAND SLAM
Series: The Boys of Summer, #3
By Heidi McLaughlin
Review:

Grand Slam is the first chance I have had to read any of Heidi McLaughlin's work. It will not be the last. Wow this lady can tell a story! This book was so awesome that it was impossible to set it down.

Saylor Blackwell is great at her publicity job, she knows how to handle the talent and the press. She's also a great mom to her adorable daughter Lucy.

Travis Kidd leads the playboy life style that a lot of people expect from the handsome sports guys. However Travis has found a lady that he wants to spend more time with. The problem is the lady isn't allowed to be involved with a client. Saylor and Travis have an incredible attraction to each other though. 

There is some major drama with Travis that causes him and Saylor to spend more time together. The more time they spend together the harder it is for them not to fall for each other.  The attraction they feel is  ready to explode at any moment. When they finally give in it's oh so hot and steamy.

Lucy plays a huge part in the story line. I loved this little girl. She is adorable, smart, and isn't afraid to say what she thinks or feels. I admired Travis' interaction with Lucy. This guy may be a big strong baseball player but under all that he's just a cuddly teddy bear when it comes to Lucy. 

I so enjoyed watching not only Travis and Saylor get to know each other but also Lucy. They have problems that they are going to have work hard and dig for the truth to get through. There is a lot of drama, secrets that need outed, strong friendships, along with a fabulous romance story. I highly recommend this book if you enjoy a spots romance or even if you don't. I think even those of us that know not much about baseball will enjoy it, I know I certainly did.

I can't wait to see what Heidi McLaughlin in store for us lucky readers next. I know I will be anxiously awaiting her next release. 

I was given the opportunity to read this fabulous story and it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you. 

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

**Now Available in Print for the First Time!**

Win the game. Lose your heart.

Everyone knows who I am and that I could have any female fan I want. That's supposed to be the "perk" of playing left field for the Boston Renegades. But I don't want just any woman; I want her.

She should be just another face in the crowd, but I can't stop thinking about the one night we spent together-and her look of regret the morning after.

Because Saylor Blackwell is the kind of woman who haunts a man. Smart, sexy as hell, and one of the best managers in the business. She's every ballplayer's dream woman. And I'd do anything to make things right with her.

I'm done sitting on the bench when it comes to Saylor Blackwell. Time to swing for the fences.

On Sale: August 15, 2017
Publisher: Forever
Trade Paperback: $14.99 USD
eBook: $4.99 USD
Audio: $21.98
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Excerpt:
Whenever I wake up with a hangover, I often ask myself why I drank so much and promise that I’ll never do it again. That promise is something I’ve been breaking for the past few days, and up until now, I didn’t care.
I had hoped the booze would muddy my memory of last night, but it hasn’t. Every word she said, every expression she had, every punch to my chest to get me out of her apartment is crystal clear. I fucked up, and I don’t even know how. All I know is that the sobs I heard on the other side of Saylor’s door last night were enough to sober my stupid ass up.
For hours, I sat against her door, until a resident suggested I leave or they were going to call the police. If I hadn’t been arrested ear- lier, I probably would have encouraged them to dial Boston’s Finest. Another man might understand my plight. The woman that I want to be with kicked me out of her house, and while I probably deserved it, I didn’t want to leave until she stopped crying. I didn’t want to be the one to walk away in her time of need.
But as egos go—and believe me, mine is huge—I couldn’t let it get in the way any longer, so I walked my drunk ass back home with my tail between my legs, only to stay up all night while the booze wore off, knowing that I had to live with whatever I’d done to Saylor.
She’s the last person in the world who I want to hurt, and she’s the one person who can save me. Not only from a life behind bars, but from myself. When I’m with her, I’m a different person. The cocky son of a bitch whom everyone is used to doesn’t exist when she’s near me, and frankly, that is the man I like, or at least I used to. It’s easier being a fucking douche. It’s second nature to me and comes with the territory of being named one of the citys most eligible bachelors.
Except when I’m with Saylor, I can be the man who hides in the shadow of that Travis Kidd. I can be the kind of man who doesn’t have to have a one-liner available or wink in order to get a phone number. When I’m with her, life outside of baseball starts to have a meaning, a fucking purpose.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Heidi McLaughlin is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup, and a Highland West/mini schnauzer, Jill.

When she isn't writing stories, you'll find her sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.


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#Review IRRESISTIBLE YOU By Kate Meader ~ @KittyMeader

IRRESISTIBLE YOU
Chicago Rebels series, Book 1
By Kate Meader

Review:
Oh Wow where do I start with this book? I was hooked from the beginning to end. This is one of the stories that you start reading and just have to know what is going to happen next, so the pages fly by. Irresistible You is not only a steamy romance story there is family relationships, team players getting to know each other, friendships, and did I mention the HOT romance? This book has it all and is one great read.  I think Kate Meader could quickly find her way to the top of my must read list. 

Harper Chase is smart, loves her job on her family owned hockey team and is really good at it. She knows how to run a team, to keep them motivated, and when to kick their rear ends into gear.  Harper has recently lost her father who has followed through on my making life hard for his daughters even after his death. He sets a plan in place that all three sisters must do in order to keep the hockey team.

Remy “Jinx” DuPre has been traded to the Chicago Rebels and he's not pleased. He drags his feet, doesn't show up where he is suppose to be, and is just a all out pain in Harper's rear end to start with. Remy isn't exactly the playboy he is portrayed  to be. He loves his family and is always there when they need him. He's a great team player too and has a way with getting the team going. This guy is good at hockey and wants to show his best season before he retires. 

Harper and Remy don't start off on the best footing. Harper puts her foot down but Remy doesn't mind throwing his foot down too. There is certainly friction between these two that leads to some extremely hot and steamy passion when they give into their attraction. I enjoyed watching Harper and Remy's relationship grow from intense friction between them into passion. 

Remy's team mates all made an effort to get to know him and accept him into their "family". They accept him as one of their own right away.  They play well together on and off the ice. 

The three sisters are all from different backgrounds, have had completely different relationships with their father, and really don't know each other all that well. They are thrown together to make this team work or lose it. As the story goes on they go from almost complete strangers to true sisters that have each other's back. 

I can not wait to see what Kate Meader comes up has in store for the next book in The Chicago Rebels Series. I'm sure it will be a stupendous read. I know I will be anxiously awaiting it's release. 

I was given the opportunity to read this fabulous book and it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you.


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About the book:

IRRESISTIBLE YOU kicks of the all new, scorching Chicago Rebels hockey series by Kate Meader, featuring her signature “steamy sex scenes, colorful characters, and riveting dialogue” (Romantic Times). Three estranged sisters inherit their late father’s failing hockey franchise and are forced to confront a man’s world, their family’s demons, and the battle-hardened ice warriors skating into their hearts.

Harper Chase has just become the most powerful woman in the NHL after the death of her father Clifford Chase, maverick owner of the Chicago Rebels. But the team is a hot mess—underfunded, overweight, and close to tapping out of the league. Hell-bent on turning the luckless franchise around, Harper won’t let anything stand in her way. Not her gender, not her sisters, and especially not a veteran player with an attitude problem and a smoldering gaze designed to melt her ice-compacted defenses.

Veteran center Remy “Jinx” DuPre is on the downside of a career that’s seen him win big sponsorships, fans’ hearts, and more than a few notches on his stick. Only one goal has eluded him: the Stanley Cup. Sure, he’s been labeled as the unluckiest guy in the league, but with his recent streak of good play, he knows this is his year. So why the hell is he being shunted off to a failing hockey franchise run by a ball-buster in heels? And is she seriously expecting him to lead her band of misfit losers to a coveted spot in the playoffs?

He’d have a better chance of leading Harper on a merry skate to his bed…

Pocket Star EBooks
August 14, 2017
$1.99 (August 14th – August 27th, 2017)
$5.99 (After August 27th, 2017)
ISBN 9781501168550
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Excerpt: 
Two things happened simultaneously: Harper’s eyes went wide, and Remy realized he was cold. Both of these things were related.
He’d answered the door completely naked.
And his boner was back, urgent as ever, though he wondered how long that would last because it was pretty fucking chilly out here.
“I’ve interrupted something,” she said, her gaze greedily roving his still-damp body.
“Only a pity party in my shower.”
She swallowed audibly, and just that sliver of vulnerability had him ready to fall to his knees for her. She was here, yet he had the distinct feeling that rushing her would be bad. This woman was like a high-strung filly that needed gentling and every ounce of TLC he possessed.
“Minou, talk to me.”
A shallow breath was followed by . . . another shallow breath. Before he could worry about which would happen first—Harper’s panic attack or his dick dropping off like an icicle—she spoke, her voice scarcely above a whisper.
“I shouldn’t be kissing you. I shouldn’t be touching and licking and stroking your hard body. I shouldn’t be begging you to take me all night long. I shouldn’t be fantasizing about the player I signed to save my team and career because this could be the very thing that tanks my team and career.”
His sexy little minou was hurting, and the only cure was the thing that might destroy them both. 

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About the author:
Kate Meader was raised on romance. An Irish girl, she started with Catherine Cookson and Jilly Cooper novels, and spiced it up with some Mills & Boon. Now based in Chicago, she writes romances of her own, where sexy contemporary alpha heroes and strong heroines match each other quip for quip. When not immersed in tales of brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, Kate lives on the web at katemeader.com.

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