Book Tour + #Giveaway – Friends & Lovers Series – by PE Kavanagh @pekavanagh

Collecting Secrets
Friends & Lovers Book 1
by PE Kavanagh
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 
A grieving heiress.
A celebrity psychologist.
A decade of friendship.
UNDONE BY ONE BOLD MOVE.

When Camille first met Jackson she was too young.
Too innocent.
Too traumatized.

Friendship was less than what she wanted, but all she could handle.

Ten years later and she’s a different woman. Strong, successful, brave.

At exactly the wrong moment, one bold move threatens everything.
The safe harbor of Jackson’s family.
The unconditional commitment of his friendship.
The collection of secrets she never knew existed,

Claims and confessions come hard and fast as Jackson and Camille navigate all that has never been said.

Each step they take, closer to the truth and each other, demands another layer of secrets must fall.

Collecting Secrets is a steamy standalone contemporary romance with no cliffhanger. You will meet characters who will reappear throughout the series.

 
 
Coming Home
Friends & Lovers Book 2
 
For Ramona Barrett, a lot has happened in fifteen years.
Her maniacal grandfather finally died.
Her father sobered up and got his life in order.
She built an enviable life based on righting her family’s wrongs.
And the chubby, awkward boy who used to be her best friend is now a man she hardly recognizes.

Lucas Winston recovered from his law-school fiasco and is now the hottest chef in DC. The elite clamor for a seat in his restaurant, the power-hungry vie for connections to his powerful family, and an old friend demands a forgotten promise be honored. Everyone wants a piece of him.

Except Ramona. She can’t see that he’s never stopped loving her. That they are meant to be together. Even if he is about to marry someone else.

If you’re looking for smart, sexy characters in a layered, emotionally-gripping story, Coming Home will take you there.

This steamy, standalone contemporary romance has no cliffhanger, but includes characters you will meet throughout the series.

 
 
I believe that everything we experience exists as a story within us.

My journey as a writer includes the award-winning poem I penned at the ripe old age of seven, decades of hiding and doubt, and then finally… finally!… realizing that art needs to be shared. Storytelling is part of my heritage, even though I denied it for so long. The stories I created – true and imaginary – have saved me numerous times.

My characters come to me, like old friends excited to tell me what’s new.
They represent the world I see and the world I want to see.

More than anything, I care about recovery from life’s setbacks… getting back on your feet after life has brought you to your knees… and my characters fight the hard fight for the lives they know are waiting for them.

I’ve drawn my inspiration from the many flavors of my life experience. Once a sad, shy girl, I’ve also been an MIT-trained engineer, biotech executive, professional dancer, yoga teacher and business owner, school founder, spiritual counselor, entrepreneur, and author.

And I own a magic wand that I’m certain will work one day.

When I’m not typing, furiously trying to capture the stories that pour from me, you can find me loving my people to excess, globe-trotting to the next great adventure, and sporting bright red lips as a tango diva. And of course on my digital homes: pekavanagh.com and boldsoulcoaching.com.

 
 
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Release Day Blitz – It Happened on a Tuesday – by JK Rivers @AuthorJKRivers #contemporary #romance

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Release Day Blitz:

It happened on a tuesday

#MeetCute Books

Author: J.K. Rivers

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Dates: 26th of June

Hosted by: Ultimate Fantasy Book Tours

It happened on tuesday

Blurb:

Man vs. Ocean. A battle for love will make one fierce fighter learn to sink or swim.

Cael “The Viking” Erickson: I wasn’t trying to find the girl of my dreams inside a campus coffee shop. In all honesty, I never thought I’d see her again. But I do, and she’s my sparring partner’s little sister. She only wants to be friends, and like an idiot, I agree, because it’s the only way I can get close to her. Neither of us is ready to be in a relationship. And she’s right, I have my own issues I’m sorting through.

Ocean Anders: I didn’t think there was a man like him left in the world. He’s fierce, loyal, and kind. He’s everything I want in a friend and everything I desire in a lover. Yet, I can’t be who he needs me to be. There are two sides to every coin. One side of me seeks the attention he’s willing to give, the other side reminds me of all my demons. But this Viking is willing to brave the storm to get to the heart of me.

Boy meets girl. It’s the way romances usually begin . . . and while we all love a happy ending, it’s the #MeetCute that wins our hearts.

How did you two meet?

The #MeetCute Books each have a unique answer to that query. Some might make you swoon, others might make you giggle . . . and some may make you blush.

Twelve authors. Twelve stand-alone contemporary romance novels. Twelve stories that will make your heart beat a little faster.

Because it’s all about the #MeetCute.

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JK RIVERS

Author Bio:

JK Rivers is Tigris Eden’s alter ego. Her softer side. She is a military brat who’s done her fair share of travelling, thanks to her Army father. She’s married to the infamous LL and has three boys. She currently resides in Houston and is actively seeking a book-buddy for the end of the world.

Amazon Page: https://www.amazon.com/JK-Rivers/e/B0723FVFJD

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJKRivers/

Website: http://jkrivers.com/

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Book Tour + #Giveaway – Seduction of Wealth – by Emma Calin @EmmaCalin #RomanticSuspense

Seduction of Wealth
Seduction Series Book 7
by Emma Calin
Genre: Romantic Suspense
 

What would you do if your bosses told you to break the law?
How far would you go before you questioned them?
What if you’re a cop and your bosses are the law?

London traffic cop Kaitlyn Thorn narrowly escapes a Mafia attack on the world-dominating banker Randolph Quinn, a key witness under her protection. Someone on the inside has gone bad and betrayed her location. With orders to keep him alive at all costs, she has to run from her own team and gamble on nothing but her own instincts.

Alone with this sexy and powerful man, her desire to know him in every way begins to dictate her actions. They want her to stay close to him, but just how far can she go before her passion clouds her judgement? If she loves him will she be able to betray and turn him in, as she surely must?

United with Randolph in all-or-nothing danger, she abandons herself to moments of pleasure, knowing every delicious second could be her last. Can she really trust their love? As risks escalate she must demonstrate her courage and skill but will it be enough to save them both from destruction?

‘Seduction of Wealth’, another stand-alone story in Emma Calin’s ‘Seduction Series’, combining thrilling crime mystery with steamy suspense romance.
  
If you enjoy James Patterson, Catherine Coulter, Nora Roberts and Kendra Elliot you’ll love a story that combines all of their best traits in a fast-paced, pulse-pounding roller-coaster adventure full of romance, deception, danger and love. 
  
A juicy mix of cops, crime and passion with a HEA ending.

Early Reviews For Seduction of Wealth:

“Reading Seduction of Wealth is like sitting down to a gourmet meal when you are starving. You want to gobble it up while savouring every morsel.” Anneli Purchase
“One of the best books I have read in a long time! Lust, suspense, travel and extravagance… love it!” Bookdiva, USA 
“Emma has done it again and given us a book that is well written and well edited with characters that are enjoyable. The main characters, Kaitlyn and Randolph, have great chemistry and interactions and exploits that are amazing.” Chris McKay, USA.

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Emma Calin writes steamy police action suspense romance novels with sassy female cops and sexy multi layered heroes. Her heroines have a courage and compassion honed on the streets but have the desires and vulnerability of all women both in and out of love.

Emma has been writing since childhood and has won numerous local, national and international prizes for poetry, short stories and self-published novels, including the East Texas Writers Guild Award in 2017 and the New Apple Award for Ebook Literary Excellence in 2017.

As a self-confessed Francophile, Emma spends her time between the UK and France. Her love of travel is reflected in her books which feature international locations and local flavour. Emma’s partner in life and also in crime, is an ex-Interpol and London Met Police Detective who is ever present as her deeper voiced consultant. Between them they have 7 adult children and 4 grandchildren and like to escape as often as possible on their tandem bicycle or in their kayak in the River Charente in south west France.

 
 
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Summer Shorts – New Release – My Sexy Bookminder

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Part of the 2018 Summer Shorts Collection

My Sexy Bookminder

by

H K Carlton

Alec Todd thinks he’s amassed all the coping tools he needed to combat his learning deficits, but higher education is quickly eradicating that misguided idea.

Having to suffer through another round of summer school, Alec finds trying to study in the house—with his three rowdy roommates in the throes of summer parties and beer pong—is all but impossible.

About at wits’ end, Alec seeks the solitude of the library, and not for the first time. There, he not only enjoys the semi-quiet that his busy mind needs, but also discovers the university’s librarian—the bangin’ Ms. Benton.

Under the rudimentary tutelage of the university’s knowledgeable bibliophile, Alec just might pass his final exam, when the sexy bookminder develops a learning strategy just for him—a sort of adult incentive system.

Here’s to higher education!

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Book Blitz – The Callie Leveaux Series – by Kate Benson @Katebensonauthr #erotic #RomanticSuspense

Title: The Callie Leveaux Series
Author: Kate Benson
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Blurb:

***Both novellas in this series contain subject matter that is suitable for adults***

ESCORT

Callie

I’m Callie Leveaux and I’m an escort for those with only the most specific of tastes.

In my world, sex is a buffet.

That dark, daring spot where only the most adventurous visit?

That’s my corner.

The deviant ones with the least to lose come to me.

They get their fill, treating their palates while the rest steer clear, because they know what they like and they know only I can give it to them.

My name is Callie and I’m the girl you’ve been waiting for.

If you pay the right price, you can get a little taste.

SAVAGE

Tommy

Since the night I met her at a shitty basement party in high school, I’ve wanted her, craved her. Even when we were fifteen, she had something animalistic, primal hiding behind those grey eyes. I still can’t put my finger on what it is about her.

Whatever it is, I’m addicted.

Callie Leveaux? She’s always craved sex. Up until now, she didn’t even care much who it was with, but I’m about to change all that.

I sat on the sidelines, struggling to kick one vice so I could trade it for my addiction to her. You might think I did it to be a better person, but the truth is, it’s always been for her.

My name is Tommy Savage and I’m the man she’s been waiting for.

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Blurb:

***This book contains subject matter that is suitable for mature readers***

A traitor lies within.

CALLIE

I met him at a basement party when we were fourteen. I was looking for an adventure, he was looking for an escape. That night, we found both and never looked back.

We traveled on a wayward path for far too long. Tommy turned to a life in the shadows. Me? A life between the sheets. All that time, I thought I was addicted to sex.

Turns out, I was just addicted to him.

We took a lot of wrong turns, met a lot of bad people on the way to the salvation we’ve managed to find in each other’s arms.

I thought when we walked away, there were no loose ends.

Turns out, I was wrong about that, too.

TOMMY

By the time she came to me, I was already a walking statistic. That night, though, something inside me sparked to life. A fate neither of us could comprehend erupted, exploded.

The second I saw her in that basement fifteen years ago, I think a part of me already knew. I took her hand and we never looked back. I gave her excitement, she gave me hope.

For over a decade, we belonged to the dark corners of the city, denying ourselves nothing in the name of lust and survival. When I finally walked away, I made a lot of enemies, but it was never about them, only her.

It’s always been her.

I never regretted my choice to walk away, because it was that choice that gave me the courage to finally take her as mine and mine alone.

At first, we thought they’d let us go. For months, we thought we’d escaped.

We were wrong.

Our past has come knocking and now, it wants us back.

 

***Traitor is the mind blowing, epic conclusion to The Callie Leveaux Series and is full-length and multi-POV***

Kate Benson was raised in Texas and currently resides in central Florida with her husband and their growing army of fur minions.

She learned to read at the age of four and has been hooked ever since. She credits her passion for literature to her mother, her love of story-telling to her father and her unwavering faith in happily-ever-after’s to her husband, Sean.

Some of her favorite things include rainy days, loud music, superhero movies, hot tea and of course, lazy afternoons with a great book.

To find out more about Kate, her work or to just say hello, she loves hearing from her readers and can be found on social media.

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Excerpt from Traitor:

Callie

“Stay down,” he mouths to me silently as he holds my eyes.

Only able to nod, I watch him as he carefully pulls away from me and moves swiftly toward his bag where he left it near the door, dragging it toward us and resuming his protective position over me. Caging me carefully, he moves with impressive speed as he pulls his piece from the side of his bag and hands me a pair of shorts I hadn’t known he’d packed for me. Maneuvering beneath him, I quickly pull them on and replace myself in his protective embrace, listening as carefully as I can for the danger lurking on the other side of the wall.

When I look up at him less than five seconds later, he’s carefully staring down at me, motioning for my silence as we listen to the sounds of hushed voices outside our window. One voice seems sure that we’d been ‘taken care of,’ but the other insists on a sweep of the house. Reluctantly, voice one agrees and swallowing hard, I stare up into his eyes knowing he’s thinking the same thing as I am. If they found us, that can only mean one thing.

Someone sold us out.

Tommy

Callie’s been with me through some crazy shit, but all of that was nothing compared to the shit I’m about to put her through. I feel the regret violently coursing through me as we listen to the voices waiting outside. As I look down at her ivory skin, the soft planes of her face as her grey eyes dart to the wall, the pure instinct of survival taking over, I feel like the most selfish asshole in the world.

I should have done what she asked. I shouldn’t have let my ego get the best of me. I think somewhere deep down inside, I knew even as the words left my lips that this could only end one way. She called it, but I didn’t listen.

I wish we could have met under different circumstances. I wish our lives weren’t that of two people who were raised by the harsh realities of the streets and surrounded by the darkness of the city we called home. I’ll never regret her or the man I am, but as I stare down into her grey eyes, I can’t help but wish I could give her better than what’s waiting beyond the front door.

I can’t though. The best thing I can give her is protection from the shit storm that is our life and pray she’ll still love me when the smoke clears.



 

Book Tour + #Giveaway – Gideon and the Crimson Samurai – by R.L. Baxter @WriterRLBaxter #Fantasy

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GIDEON AND THE CRIMSON SAMURAI
R.L. Baxter
Gideon and the Crimson Samurai
Series: Gideon and the Crimson Samurai Book 1
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Ricky Lee Baxter
Publication Date: December 1, 2014
A timeless tale about friendship, family and betrayal
Gideon Joust is your average twelve-year-old boy, with all the growing insecurities one would expect, following the mysterious disappearance of his father. On one fateful day, the boy’s world is turned upside down – leading to a chance encounter with a brash child warrior: Kibishi the Crimson Samurai.

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Excerpt

Kibishi: (I cannot protect anyone, not even myself. That encounter with my brother today showed me that I am completely helpless. If Albion hadn’t of saved us, Gideon would be dead, and there would be nothing I could do about it. Oh Mr. Evan, where are you? If you’d only make your presence known, things would be much easier. If only I were stronger, then I would be able to protect the ones dear to me. Mr. Evan, Gideon, Jill and Juni. I want to protect them all, but I don’t know where to start. Why is this all the difficult?

The samurai weeps – trying his best to suppress the sad emotions that fill him. At that moment, Albion surprisingly steps into the open with his trusty bow along his back.
Albion: Well, you didn’t go very far I see. What are you doing on the ground, eating dirt? We have apples back at our base.
Kibishi: Shut up Albion. Now is not the time for your jokes. Besides, what are you doing here?
Albion: I came to talk to with you.

After short moments, the archer and samurai sit by the stream, looking out over the dull sunset. They remain quiet – Kibishi looking troubled, while Albion smiles evermore.
Kibishi: I still stand by what I said. We will part ways once we reach Valero. I cannot allow Gideon to follow me any further, he’ll only end up dead.
Albion: I understand. However, do you still stand by the other thing you said? The thing about: “Whoever said you and I were friends?” You didn’t honestly mean that – did you?
Kibishi: No… I didn’t mean that. I just don’t want Gideon to trust in me – that’s all.
Albion: And why would you not want somebody to trust you? Friendship is based on trust after all?

Taking a moment to think about his reply, Kibishi bites his lips together while Albion awaits his answer.
Kibishi: When you trust someone… you expect much from that person. You rely on them and look to them for help. I am not capable of doing any of those things, hence why I am not suitable to be Gideon’s friend. If something ever happened to him, I would never forgive myself.
Albion: Hahaha, you and Gideon are so similar. You both are burdened with this cloud of doubt and self-pity. However, if there is one thing that I would criticise about your friendship, it’s that you both assume Gideon to be weak when he is in fact more capable than anyone here.

With a suspicious expression, Kibishi glares upon Albion for many moments.
Kibishi: What are you trying to say?
Albion: Come now, Crimson samurai. You mean to tell me that the thought did not cross your mind, at least once? Gideon is the son of the famous “Miracle Gunman”. Why are you treating him as a weak comrade? That is not a good sign of a friend. Real friends trust one another, regardless of what perils lie ahead.
Kibishi: Just because Gideon is the son of Mr. Evan, doesn’t mean he possesses any of his capabilities. I haven’t seen any indication of it.
Albion: Maybe it’s because you’re not using your eyes properly. I see it and his power is so great, none have a choice but to bend to his will.

Unable to contain his amusement, Kibishi bursts into laughter.
Kibishi: Hahaha, “bend to his will?” Are you trying to tell me that Gideon is some sort of God now?

Other Books by R.L. Baxter

Check out the other books in the Gideon and the Crimson Samurai series by R.L. Baxter.
Savior
Savior (Book Two)
Thanks to Kibishi’s help, Gideon was able to know the truth of his father. However, before they have time to accept his fate, Kenoke appears – bringing to light a sinister ambition.
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About R.L. Baxter

R.L. Baxter

Ricky Baxter is the author of Gideon and the Crimson Samurai and a slew of short novellas. He is an avid blogger, giving advice and thoughts to fellow creators from all walks of life. Currently he lives in Tokyo Japan, where he writes and blogs. Starting out as a composer since graduating with a Ba(Hons) in music and multimedia, Ricky worked for many independent short film directors, gaining notable IMDB credits . Since then, he has embraced his earlier passion of writing fictional stories.

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Book Tour + #Giveaway – It’s All About the Duke [The Rakes of St. James #3] by Amelia Grey #historical #romance

It's All About the Duke
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DUKE
New York Times Bestselling Author
Amelia Grey
Series: The Rakes of St. James Book 3
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication Date: May 29, 2018
He could be a rake if he means only to steal a kiss but steals your heart as well.
Nearing thirty, the Duke of Rathburne is finally ready to make amends for the wager that caused him and his best friends such scandal, but taking on a ward who needs a husband is a feat he’s not sure he can manage. The last he saw of Miss Marlena Fast, she was a spirited little ruffian, not the sort of bride most bachelors on the marriage mart sought. But one glance at the lovely lady she has become is enough to convince him otherwise…
Orphaned young and shuffled from family to family, Marlena counts on her fierce independence and quick wits to keep herself content. Being the responsibility of a notoriously wicked duke who upended so many lives is an unexpected challenge when she realizes he arouses her decidedly feminine desire. Marlena must be careful. She has her own scandalous secret to protect. If he finds out, will it shatter her chances of a happily-ever-after with the notorious rake?

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Amelia Grey

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Amelia Grey read her first romance book when she was thirteen. She’s been a devoted reader of love stories ever since.
Amelia has been happily married to her high school sweetheart for over thirty-five years and she lives on the beautiful gulf coast of Northwest Florida.
With more than thirty books published, she is a two-time winner of the prestigious Booksellers Best Award. She’s also won the Aspen Gold, and the Golden Quill Awards. Writing as Gloria Dale Skinner, she won the coveted Romantic Times Award for Love and Laughter and the Maggie Award. Amelia’s books have been published in Europe, Indonesia, Turkey, Russia, and Japan.
Several of her books have been featured in Doubleday and Rhapsody Book Clubs.
Amelia’s Email: ameliagreyauthor@gmail.com
Official website: http://www.AmeliaGrey.com

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