EXCERPT REVEAL                                           ROYALLY BAD by NORA FLITE

 

Royally Bad by Nora Flite

Publication Date: April 1st, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Royally Bad, a sexy new standalone from Nora Flite is coming

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Getting close to an arrogant bad boy like him is dangerous. Too bad it’s her only choice.

Kain Badd looks great on paper: rich, handsome, and he’s even a prince. But after spending a few minutes together, Sammy sees the real him—arrogant, possessive, and too hot for his own good. If she hadn’t agreed to help plan his sister’s wedding, she could have avoided him. Instead, she’s waking up in his bed after an unforgettable night she definitely wants to forget. But he won’t let her.

When Sammy thinks her life can’t get any crazier, the wedding is raided by the police, and she spends her first-ever night in jail. The irresistible Kain isn’t just bad in name—his family is connected to a dangerous underworld. Now she’s mixed up in a power struggle between his family’s empire and their rivals. She has no choice but to put herself back in this filthy prince’s extremely capable hands.

Sammy must trust Kain to keep her safe. She’s just not sure she can trust herself to resist temptation.

Excerpt:

“Did you move in or something?”

He’d snuck up on me, his arms folded over his gray jacket. He looked oddly clean and crisp in such fancy clothes. In one hand, he held two champagne flutes.

We were alone in the kitchen. That fact sat heavy in my belly.

Gripping the counter behind me, I said, “Your sister needed the help.”

“Careful.” He stepped closer, his eyes never straying from my face. “Once you start with her, she’ll never stop asking you to do things.”

Helplessly, I measured the distance between us. I was trapped in my corner; he’d corralled me so easily. “I like helping people.”

“I have something you could help with. Something pretty big.”

Flushing, I bounced my attention down to his zipper. I didn’t mean to, it was as if his gritty voice had taken hold of my neck and guided me down.

And his smile said he’d seen me do it.

I cleared my throat. “You’re a big boy, you can help yourself.”

“Oh, I do. And I will.” His foot came down, the shiny shoe transfixing me the closer he got. “I’ll jerk this cock off to thoughts of you, sweetheart. Especially to the memory of how you felt in my arms earlier.”

My muscles were useless. All I could do was squeeze the counter harder. “Fine. Go do that.”

“Tch.” His chuckle caressed between my legs. “You can pretend all you want, but I know I got to you, too. That’s why you’ve been avoiding me all day.”

“I was busy with your sister,” I argued.

“And after that?”

“I was planning to go home.”

“But you didn’t.”

His lips were only a foot away. How had he gotten into my personal space so smoothly? When I spoke, it was a whisper. “I was just about to, you interrupted me.”

“Let’s get some honesty going.” His arm came forward. I flinched, expecting him to touch me—he put one of the glasses next to me on the counter. “You want me. I can tell how badly you want me. And you also want nothing to do with me.”

“That last part is definitely true.”

Grinning, he bent against the counter. “You’re not looking for some long-term baby-making plans with me, right?” Fuck, I was so red. “You want to never see me again? Fine.” His low tone flooded my ears, making me dizzy. “Get me out of your system. Fuck me, sweet thing. Fuck me and forget me.”

Cupping my chin, he leaned his weight into me. I bent, I crumbled, and I let my facade crack. Kain was too tempting. I wanted to know how his smirk would feel on me, how his quick tongue would taste.

He was right. I wanted him.

Kain stared me down. I kept wondering when he was going to kiss me.

Stepping back, he nudged the champagne into my hand. On impulse, I took it. “Drink,” he explained, “Then come find me in the garden.” There was nothing else to be said, apparently, because he walked out of sight.

Sliding down to the floor, I hugged the glass. He’d left me a total mess and he’d barely touched me.

Staring into the golden drink, I watched the bubbles pop. Some floated to the top, others clung to the glass as if trying to hold off their fate.

Which was I? A fighter . . . or a bubble that wanted to be popped?

Putting the glass to my lips, I sipped.

Champagne had never tasted so much like sin.

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Meet Nora Flite:

A USA Today Bestselling Author, Nora Flite lives in SoCal where the weather is warm and she doesn’t have to shovel snow–something she never grew to love in her tiny home-state of Rhode Island.
All of her romances involve passionate, filthy, and slightly obsessive heroes–because those are clearly the best kind! She’s always been a writer, and you’ll probably have to pry her keyboard/pen/magical future writing device out of her cold, dead fingers before she’ll stop.
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                                   RELEASE BLITZ                                          CO-WRECKER by MEGHAN QUINN

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Co-Wrecker by Meghan Quinn

Publication Date: March 23, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Photographer: Lauren Watson Perry

Synopsis:

What do ice cream and Sadie Montgomery have in common? They’re both ice cold, but one taste is never enough.

I wanted to be friends — I would have even settled for her seeing me as anything but a nerd — but there was no getting through. So just like any hard-headed, red-blooded man out there, I made up my mind.

I’d make my coworker fall for me.

I’d like to say it was simple, but like every other epic love story, all it took was one drunken night and a lot of naked courage to get the girl. For a moment, at least.

Love with a coworker is never simple, especially since Sadie’s trying to keep us on the low. Not to mention her persistent ex-boyfriend who won’t leave her alone. But I’ve never been good at giving up, and I don’t plan to start now.

The whole thing is a recipe for a rocky road, but I plan to eat the whole gallon, no matter how bad the brain freeze.

 

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★ ★ ★ ★

Reviewed by Anna on behalf of #KFF

This is the second book I have read by author Meghan Quinn. Co-Wrecker is the fun, light-hearted story of Andrew and Sadie.

Andrew has just transferred to Binghamton University to get away from his “ordeal” at his previous university. He is the witty, hot looking nerd and he is funny too. To keep himself busy and earn some money before school starts he decided to get a job at “Friendly’s” as a fountain boy and this is where he meets Sadie, his co-worker. Sadie’s character is quite moody and a bit standoffish. She has a close group of friends who we get to meet later in the story.

I like the author’s style of writing. Reading Andrew and Sadie’s banter throughout the whole book made me laugh, snort and giggle at some parts. Their first encounter especially reminds me of a Mr. Bean moment and ends up with Andrew giving Sadie the nickname Sturdy Tits.

All through the first half of the book we can see Sadie’s slowly thawing icy demeanour towards Andrew. How can she not fall for this cute nerd who looks like Ryan Reynolds with a mind like Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory and apparently is also well endowed. He is all that and more!

Not everything is hunky dory for our heroine, Sadie. Her being aloof and closed-in stems from a sad childhood and a recent tragic event which leads her into keeping a lot of secrets from her friends and family. Her ex-boyfriend Tucker is part of her close circle of friends and he still carries a torch for her albeit one that Sadie is dying to extinguish when she gets involved with Andrew.

But when the basis of a new relationship is founded in lies, will it last or will it crumble? She needs to fess up fast or she might lose him. Is she brave enough to tell him the whole sad story? She needs to pull up her big girl pants or there will be no more walking-like-a-duck-the-morning-after courtesy of Mr. Cannon Cock.

Fluctuating body temperatures, that’s what you get when you read Andrew and Sadie’s story. Ice cream sundaes, steamy sex scenes and a funny love story. The first can give you brain freeze, the second makes you hot and bothered and the last will warm your heart.

I would have gladly given this story five stars but that darn childhood tale of the fat dog (I won’t go into details why) makes this a four star read from me.  ****

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A BLONDE AT HEART

Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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                                  RELEASE BLITZ                                                      LOSING HOPE by HEIDI LIS

Title: Losing Hope

Author: Heidi Lis

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 21st March, 2017

 

Blurb
For the last year and a half, you could sum up my life in one word… disastrous.
One simple phone call was all it took
to change my life forever.
If I could go back and do it again, what would I change?
Everything.What should have been one of the best days of my life turned into the absolute worst.
Cast in a shadow that turns my days dark, and my nights even darker.
Before I can put the pain of the past behind me, I need to fix what’s broken.

The first step is believing it can be done, the second is forgiveness.
But forgiveness doesn’t come easy, least of all for who is to blame.

For every choice, there are consequences.
Some good.
Some bad.
Some simply unforgivable.

One poor choice made me the target of a sociopath.
And once again, I’m reminded just how cruel life can be.
But….
I’ve come to learn after every storm, the sun shines again
And, someone taught me life is only worth living if you smile.
It took almost losing him for me to understand.
What would I change?
Everything, but him! 

Losing Hope is a standalone New Adult Contemporary Romance dealing with love, loss, grief and betrayal, but also ends with a HEA. If you love an emotional read that tugs at your heartstrings, with a few OMG moments, this book is for you! 

Always believe in hope and be willing to trust in things you may not understand. Have trust in your heart and never let a few bad memories rob you from having the life you deserve. Don’t fear love, be willing to love.

 

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3.75 Stars
Reviewed by Klaire on behalf of #KFF

Firstly, I need to mention how beautiful the cover for Losing Hope is; apt and befitting. A cover must catch the reader’s eye, entice them to look further and this works wonderfully. Heidi Lis is not an author I have read before, I had a quick look on site and realised she had other works already published. I’m happy to say after reading this book I would likely read more from her. Fluent writing style, conveying emotions well. Solid plot line, immersive and engaging; I didn’t skip anything and enjoyed, for the most part, what I read.

Chapter one is a doozy; throws you right in at the deep end. By the time the reader gets to chapter three well…. you’ll be swimming in tissues. This author has no hesitation pulling her punches right at the beginning. That’s what we want right? Something that drags us in, something that pulls those emotional heartstrings until they unravel. The first few chapters are intensely raw and in places starkly brutal, scenes that don’t leave the imagination so easily. However, after these first few chapters, I felt the emotive facet fell away rather quickly and the story never quite regained that same clout. The author takes her time teasing out details, which does work often, but unfortunately the hinting became annoying in some places and I really didn’t see the need for some of it. Hence a frustrated reader and not in a ‘can’t wait for the reveal’ kind of way either.

Onto the characters; Heidi wrote some good, well developed ones, for the most part likeable. My opinions shifted a few times the further I read but I think most readers will be the same. Hope was the tragic girl, life had beaten her down more than a few times and we have one very broken girl struggling to adapt to a life that is so far different from what it used to be. Having a good support system in her best friend Ireland, her father and brother, made her life bearable. I guess this is Hope’s struggle to live as normal a life as she possibly can. Her reactions to some things were overbearing and over the top in some aspects, let the solidity of her character down sometimes.

I wasn’t altogether swept away with the plot/subplot of Ian. I’m probably in the minority here so I shall explain. There’s no argument that when they met they were both low and vulnerable and that they absolutely needed each other. It was a turning point for both. Hope always said she felt ‘comfortable’ with Ian. It should have stayed that way. His actions afterwards were a little mean and honestly, should have been the end of whatever they shared. Don’t get me wrong, Ian was a tremendously lovable man battling his own demons, the reader can’t help the affection bestowed on his character. Yet I felt what he and Hope shared was ‘lacking’. After all, if you love someone so much how can you fall head over heels for another?

Damien (and not the ex) was a totally different kettle of fish and in stark contrast to Ian, Hope fell hard for this man. Again, we find out that he too has things from his past he would rather keep there. Unfortunately, it isn’t often his choice to do so as his past rears its ugly, ugly head in the form of Alli. Sparks flew between Damien and Hope from the offset, yet they couldn’t get over that hill. I was disappointed greatly with the turn of events concerning Damien, the outcome left a bad taste in my mouth. I think he was cheated, I think Hope was cheated, and I think Ian was cheated.

The ending felt lukewarm, there was no conviction in the decisions made. It wasn’t a gushing ending for me, again a tad let down. I’d like to see more of the characters in the book, I think you have an excellent base for a story on Hunter and Ireland and definitely Damien. I would go on to read them despite my reservations and observations of Losing Hope. I would have to rate this a 4 star read at a push, some of my comments are personal opinions but I can definitely see the appeal this read will have and how readers will enjoy it.

Kindle Friends Forever reviewer Klaire recommends this read – with plenty tissues.

 

Author Bio
Heidi grew up in the Midwest, but currently resides with her husband and four children in the Pacific Northwest. Heidi most enjoys spending time outdoors with her family. Between raising her children and obsessing over her favorite reads, she has let the storyteller within herself come to life. With the love and support of her family, she is following her dream while teaching her children how important it is to follow theirs. She prides herself in believing that anything is possible, the first step is believing in yourself. Heidi’s passionate and loving style in which she lives her life comes through in her writing. Her heart has led her down the genre path of a contemporary and suspense romance writer, but she has plans to extend her vision into other genres as well.
 
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GOODBYE PARADISE by Sarina Bowen is on sale for only #99cents!

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Title: GOODBYE PARADISE

Author: Sarina Bowen

Series: Hello Goodbye #1

Release Date: 21st March, 2017 

PR: Nina Bocci

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SYNOPSIS

Most people called it a cult. But for twenty years, Josh and Caleb called it home.

In Paradise, there is no television. No fast food. Just long hours of farm work and prayer on a dusty Wyoming ranch, and nights in a crowded bunkhouse. The boys of the Compound are kept far from the sinners’ world.

But Joshua doesn’t need temptation to sin. His whole life, he’s wanted his best friend, Caleb. By day they work side by side. Only when Josh closes his eyes at night can they be together the way he craves.

It can never be. And his survival depends on keeping his terrible desires secret.

Caleb has always protected Josh against the worst of the bullying at the Compound. But he has secrets of his own, and a plan to get away — until it all backfires.

Josh finds himself homeless in a world that doesn’t want him. Can Caleb find him in time? And will they find a place of safety, where he can admit to Josh how he really feels?

Warning: Contains a hot male/male romance, copious instances of taking the Lord’s name in vain, and love against the kitchen counter. This book was previously released under the title: In Front of God & Everyone.

 

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Reviewed by Rachel & Sharon Thérèse

It seems Sarina Bowen has been holding out on us! Why? Because this book was originally published under not only another name, but also under a different title. ‘Goodbye Paradise’ was once called ‘In Front of God and Everyone’ and we must say we are so pleased she has ‘come out’ and given us the pleasure of this story!  For us, this author’s work is one of the very few we buy on release day as she always delivers some outstanding and at times, very emotional stories. We didn’t read the blurb, the only thing we did know was it was m/m and had a religious background to it. Well, consider us  SOLD because it had all the signs of being a fantastic read!  

Just another day in paradise. That’s what they called this place where we lived and worked and prayed….

Both Josh and Caleb have lived under the strict control of the Elders in a polygamist colony for most of their lives. Caleb had more freedom due to the fact of who his father was which gave him more insight into the world outside the compound; however, Josh was treated appallingly. Unlike Caleb, Josh wasn’t allowed to leave and was made to work from day break to sunset doing hard labour on the farm. It seemed to us Caleb’s life was all mapped out before him because of his family name. But poor Josh was surplus to requirements. He was considered weak and the fact the order practised polygamy meant he was in real danger of being thrown away like yesterday’s rubbish!

The thing was, part of me always knew I’d be one of those boys who disappeared. I knew……

Josh and Caleb are the truest of best friends but to add more complication to an already repressed life, Josh starts feeling more than just friendship for Caleb.  As you can imagine, having these kinds of feelings for another man is considered a sin. Josh has literally had this ingrained into him all his life; therefore his feelings are understandable in such utter turmoil. He simply doesn’t know how to deal with these emotions. The only trusted person he’s had in his life is Caleb and he’s not willing to do anything to ruin this.

My sin was my own, and I couldn’t stand to see that ugliness tainting my friend.

Unfortunately, Josh and Caleb’s worst nightmare transpires when disaster strikes. Drastic measures are taken to ensure they’re not separated since both of them feel they have nothing to lose. They go ahead by taking a big step and start their new lives together. All they have with them is a contact name, a vague location and a few dollars.

Caleb and Josh broke our hearts but for very different reasons. Starting their new lives together, Caleb seemed a lot more confident and at times, quite the alpha male opposed to Josh who was shy and very unsure of his position in this new world.  We had to keep reminding ourselves that Caleb had had contact and experience with life outside the compound which came across in his more confident approach in certain situations.

“I’ve been dying, Josh. Wanting you. Wanting to tell you. I’m sorry if I scared you just now.”

“You didn’t. You never could.”

As you can imagine and expect, they experience many bumps in their journey to find themselves a content and happy life.  It was very trial and error which is a right passage for every young person trying to find their way in the world; that being said, their steps were at times like mountains as in the back of their minds, they had religious doctrine come back to haunt them.  This was also apparent in their approach to their new relationship status. Wow, the chemistry between these two was just off the scale! The sex scenes were beautifully and sensitively written which you expect from Sarina as she’s written this genre before. They were both hot and sweet which blended very well given the lack of experience they both had.

“….When I get to touch you, every awful day we’ve survived seems worth it.”

Overall, this was incredibly moving and at times, a heartbreakingly beautiful read. It’s a story about love, trust and finding where your heart and soul truly belong. We are huge fans of Sarina’s writing and this book did not disappoint. We would have loved a few more chapters of Caleb and Josh’s early days spent in the compound as we feel it would have given us a better insight into their struggles; nonetheless, this in no way affected our enjoyment of this fabulous read. Bravo, Sarina!

Meet Sarina

Sarina Bowen writes steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction from the wilds of Vermont.

The Ivy Years is her bestselling series. Centered around the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college, The Year We Fell Down began breaking hearts in March, 2014. There are three novels and a novella in the series so far. Click here for The Ivy Years  updates.

For lovers of angsty snowboarding heroes, Sarina also writes the Gravity series! Coming in From the Cold features a downhill ski racer and one of the most unique plot conflicts in contemporary romance today. Falling From the Sky is book #2, about a freestyle snowboarder who nearly loses his life in the halfpipe.

Sarina enjoys skiing, coffee products and a nice glass of wine. She lives with her family, eight chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.

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