AS LONG AS YOU HATE ME by CARRIE AARONS is LIVE!

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Title: As Long As You Hate Me

Author: Carrie Aarons

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: December 3, 2017

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Kara

High school sweethearts. What a load of bull.

He might have been my first love, but it never meant I wanted to hear lyrics containing my name, love story, and *cringe* how I lost my virginity peddled out for the masses to digest.

Seven years later, and I’m still being haunted by his photo in every magazine, his music on every radio station. I thought breakups meant that you never had to see the person again. Especially when they ripped out your heart and made hamburger meat with it.

But when a chance encounter ends up going viral, I’m tied to him in a way I’ve always dreaded. And the last person on earth I’d want to spend an hour with, much less a lifetime, makes me an offer I can’t refuse. I might just be desperate enough to take it.

Dean

The girl in the song is real. And she’s made me a rich man.

I’ve been dedicating choruses to her for a decade, she’s the muse she never wanted to be. Off of our love, I’ve become famous … and a complete egomaniac.

When another one of my flings goes off the rails, and lands me in hot water with the media, my recording label is less than thrilled. And so comes the marching orders from my agent; devise a scheme to transform into a squeaky clean good guy.

Coming face to face with her is something I’ve only dreamed about. If not to win her back, then to at least apologize for the ways I’ve exploited her. Instead, I rope her into my madness, proposing a deal only a masochist would accept.

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★ ★ ★ ★

Reviewed by Tracey Lou on behalf of KFF

This was my very first book by this author, but the story line was what caught my attention as I’m a big fan of bad boy rock stars. I have to say I wasn’t disappointed. And this was a second chance at love story which I’m a big advocate of.

Kara O’Connor was living her life as best she could in the small town that she grew up in. This was not how she imagined her life would be. She thought she would be married by now to her high school sweetheart. How wrong could she have been. She thought that they were forever. She would always ask him at least once a week “Dean Jacobs will you always love me?” And  he would always reply “Until the river runs dry and the moon goes black.”

Dean Jacobs was a small town boy with big dreams, and nothing was going to get in his way. It was love at first sight when he saw her from across the other side of the cafeteria. Music was his first love and after misunderstandings on both their parts, he left her behind to seek his fame and fortune, but never once did he stop loving her.

The years roll by and the story takes us forward to where Dean has made his fortune and living the highlife in Hollywood, but things take a drastic turn after a disastrous relationship turns sour, soiling his reputation. Management agrees that he needs to find a nice girl and spin a story that he is now settling down and behaving himself. Attending the wedding of a high school friend is where these to meet up again. The hurt and bitterness is still very much alive in Kara and she cringes at the thought that the lyrics in Dean’s songs are based on her and the love they once had.

Has dean found the perfect person to help save his reputation and career in front of the media ? Will Kara stand for no nonsense? She’s no push over but he asks for help and she agrees. Will this develop into something more. Not forgetting this is a second chance romance story, will they be able to overcome the hurt and bitterness they feel, or will they reconnect and find the love again they they once shared 

I have to say when I first started this book and found out what Dean was about to do, I took an instant dislike to him. In my head I was calling him all those bad words Amazon won’t let you post, ha ha! But he soon wooed me around. He wasn’t the ***** I though he was. He really did love Kara in his own way. She came across in the book at some points as being a complete push over, but I was happy to see her come to grips with the situation and give as good as she got.

This was a story of a couple who were meant to be together but got lost along the way. Will they find there happy ending? I look forward to reading more of this authors work.

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Author of romance novels such as Red Card and All the Frogs in Manhattan, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoon-worthy, sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book, and can’t imagine a better or more maddening profession.

A lover of good manicures, Riesling and the beach, she enjoys chasing her puppy through the dog parks of New Jersey, or trying to make her husband binge watch the latest Netflix craze.

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COVER REVEAL ~ TALES FROM CUSHMAN ROW by SUANNE LAQUEUR

 

Title: Tales From Cushman Row

A Compendium of Love

Author: Suanne Laqueur

Release Date: December 12, 2017

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“Come here, you moron.”

For fans of the Venery series, author Suanne Laqueur offers a compendium of love scenes—unpublished chapters, character sketches and assorted reflections about Javier Landes and Steffen Finch. A treat to skim through, skip around and linger over at leisure. Like caviar.


For people who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they will like. Contains adults in adult situations using adult language and a f**k-ton of gratuitous boning. No socks required. Batteries sold separately.

“Why do I like when you call me a moron,” Jav said.
Stef smiled. “Because the moron in me recognizes the moron in you.”
“Namoronste?”
“Exactly.”


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suanne-laqueurA former professional dancer and teacher, Suanne Laqueur has gone from choreographing music to choreographing words. Her goal is to create a new kind of emotionally-intelligent romance that appeals to the passions of all readers, crossing gender, age and genre.

Laqueur’s debut novel The Man I Love won a gold medal in the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards and was named Best Debut in the Feathered Quill Book Awards. Her follow-up novel, Give Me Your Answer True, was also a gold medal winner at the 2016 RFBA.

Laqueur graduated from Alfred University with a double major in dance and theater. She taught at the Carol Bierman School of Ballet Arts in Croton-on-Hudson for ten years. An avid reader, cook and gardener, she started her blog EatsReadsThinks in 2010. Suanne lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and two children.

 

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ DRIVE by JACOB CHANCE

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Title: Drive

Author: Jacob Chance

Genre: Sports Romance

Subgenre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: 1st December

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Reviewed by Donna Elsegood on behalf of KFF

Carter Murphy a 26-year-old has moved back to her parents after getting betrayed in the worst way possible. Dependable and moulded into the perfect wife for Joseph who was heading into a career in politics, only to be dumped spectacularly as he slept with her so called best friend and subsequently made her pregnant. Carter has always played it safe with her life being what she thought others wanted her to be, until she sees the hot guy at her sister’s engagement party after drinking copious amounts of champagne. Carter does something out of character and drags the stranger to the hallway where she goes in for a steamy kiss. Carter tells him she doesn’t want to know his name and she won’t give hers leaving him somewhat dumbfounded at this whirlwind.

Nick O’Shea. The college football star who also has his sights set on MMA fighting is a smooth talking, cocky guy who is used to getting his own way. A few months later after the kiss with the pretty girl in pink, he discovers Carter is the sister of his buddy Noah’s girlfriend Reagan. Nick has a reputation for being the life and soul of the party and an all-round fun guy but underneath it all, he wants to find that special girl. He is attracted to Carter and sets about breaking down the walls she has built up. To say he is relentless is an understatement. The two become firm friends but the passion and attraction between the two was palpable. I wasn’t fooled by Nicks persona; underneath it all there is a sweet, caring swoon worthy guy.

This romcom friends to lovers romance had some laugh out moments and a real feel good aura to it. Beautifully written with plenty of content to keep the reader entertained. This was reading escapism at its best. There are food references and  a song that stayed stuck in my head long after reading Drive. The fun-loving dialogue and banter between the two was well put together making me smile on more than one occasion. Drive also features some favourite characters from Punched and Penalty and it was lovely catching up with them. The attraction between the two was a slow burn, emphasising on getting to know each other and building a friendship mixed with sexual tension. The steamy moments happened; however it was great to have more of a story and character development because the chemistry just oozed from the pages.

I finished reading Drive with a huge smile and a fluttering heart. Its refreshing to have a real feel good read once in a while and this certainly hit the spot. The author did a fantastic job at capturing my attention from the first page right to the end. I couldn’t stop thinking about the book long after and it will be worth rereading just to have those funny moments all over again. Mr Chance tells the story in dual point of view and he certainly has a talent of putting together a great story. I don’t know how he comes up with all these ideas, but he is a storytelling genius and he deserves the five stars awarded for getting this book stuck in my head. I guess that’s his work done when that happens to a reader. Anyone that reads this is in for a real treat and all I can say is pick it up and get #Nickstracted like I did.

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Jacob Chance grew up in New England. He’s a martial artist, a football fan, a practical joker and junk food lover.

An author of erotic thrillers and sports romance, he plans to write many more sexy, suspenseful stories.

 

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BLOG TOUR ~ THE BACHELOR CONTRACT by RACHEL VAN DYKEN

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The Bachelor Contract, an all-new sexy standalone from #1 New York Times Bestseller Rachel Van Dyken is available NOW!!

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The Bachelor Contract by Rachel Van Dyken

Release Date: November 28th

Genre: Contemporary Romance

A second-chance romance from the #1 NYT bestseller of The Bet, Matchmaker and Elite series!

She’s everywhere.

Ex-wife.

Love of his life.

The last person in the world he wanted to see…ever.

And now that he’s working beside her every day, he can’t escape her. Her scent, glimpses of her smile, even the tension in the air that makes his body hum with the kind of need he’d only experienced with one person-all of it is driving him over the edge.

Brant Wellington was certain of three things:

Alcohol wasn’t going to solve this.

He really was losing his F-ing mind.

And his gorgeous ex-wife was going to be the death of him.

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4.5 Stars ~ Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KFF

Love turns to hate and passion turns to anger in this second chance romance.

When Brant and Nikki fell in love years ago, they believed it was forever and weren’t they heart achingly wrong. For four years they didn’t speak, lived separate lives, and tried to move on from the tragedy and soul ripping pain they had endured. Four years apart and the pain and suffering is still as raw as it was the day they broke each other in two. A meddling family friend with a small amount of arm bending places Brant and Nikki on a collision course.

The first third part of this book was like a multi car pile up; blood, debris and glass scattered for as far as the eye can see. Brant was so far down the rabbit hole of misery and pain he bled alcohol. Nikki lived from day-to-day trying to forget and move on from her past. Brant is business savvy and smart when not hiding at the bottom of a bottle. Nikki makes him crazy and makes his head swirl with memories, some he wants and others he would rather forget. Nikki blames him for an awful lot of her bad history, but try as she might she can’t seem to shake her feelings for the man.

‘Maybe it wasn’t the man’s job to chase; maybe the woman needed to choose to fight too. choose to fight for them when tragedy hits the man in the knees and keeps him down.’

This is the third book in the series and I didn’t feel like I missed much not reading the first two, however, after reading this book I so badly want to read Bentley and Brock’s stories. Each of the Wellington brothers is broken in a way that I simply can’t understand. They were raised by their grandfather, a man who is so rigid and unbending, but so full of love for his grandsons it’s heart wrenching to witness. The story has more downs than ups in the first half and I’d suggest a box of tissues. The pain and suffering is palpable and intense. Deep breaths are required at certain points and I even had to walk away a time or two. The pain that Nikki and Brant share is tragic and unfathomable. How could two people go through that kind of trauma and not end up where they did?

‘Death had a way of breaking the living. and maybe that was why they didn’t survive. Because they were both halves of a whole that didn’t make it. Maybe that was their destiny, to always be in each other’s lives but never get the happy ending.’

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Meet the Author:

RachelVanDykenRachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ THE BACHELOR CONTRACT by RACHEL VAN DYKEN

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The Bachelor Contract, an all-new sexy standalone from #1 New York Times Bestseller Rachel Van Dyken is LIVE!!

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The Bachelor Contract by Rachel Van Dyken

Release Date: November 28th

Genre: Contemporary Romance

A second-chance romance from the #1 NYT bestseller of The Bet, Matchmaker and Elite series!

She’s everywhere.

Ex-wife.

Love of his life.

The last person in the world he wanted to see…ever.

And now that he’s working beside her every day, he can’t escape her. Her scent, glimpses of her smile, even the tension in the air that makes his body hum with the kind of need he’d only experienced with one person-all of it is driving him over the edge.

Brant Wellington was certain of three things:

Alcohol wasn’t going to solve this.

He really was losing his F-ing mind.

And his gorgeous ex-wife was going to be the death of him.

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4.5 Stars ~ Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KFF

Love turns to hate and passion turns to anger in this second chance romance.

When Brant and Nikki fell in love years ago, they believed it was forever and weren’t they heart achingly wrong. For four years they didn’t speak, lived separate lives, and tried to move on from the tragedy and soul ripping pain they had endured. Four years apart and the pain and suffering is still as raw as it was the day they broke each other in two. A meddling family friend with a small amount of arm bending places Brant and Nikki on a collision course.

The first third part of this book was like a multi car pile up; blood, debris and glass scattered for as far as the eye can see. Brant was so far down the rabbit hole of misery and pain he bled alcohol. Nikki lived from day-to-day trying to forget and move on from her past. Brant is business savvy and smart when not hiding at the bottom of a bottle. Nikki makes him crazy and makes his head swirl with memories, some he wants and others he would rather forget. Nikki blames him for an awful lot of her bad history, but try as she might she can’t seem to shake her feelings for the man.

‘Maybe it wasn’t the man’s job to chase; maybe the woman needed to choose to fight too. choose to fight for them when tragedy hits the man in the knees and keeps him down.’

This is the third book in the series and I didn’t feel like I missed much not reading the first two, however, after reading this book I so badly want to read Bentley and Brock’s stories. Each of the Wellington brothers is broken in a way that I simply can’t understand. They were raised by their grandfather, a man who is so rigid and unbending, but so full of love for his grandsons it’s heart wrenching to witness. The story has more downs than ups in the first half and I’d suggest a box of tissues. The pain and suffering is palpable and intense. Deep breaths are required at certain points and I even had to walk away a time or two. The pain that Nikki and Brant share is tragic and unfathomable. How could two people go through that kind of trauma and not end up where they did?

‘Death had a way of breaking the living. and maybe that was why they didn’t survive. Because they were both halves of a whole that didn’t make it. Maybe that was their destiny, to always be in each other’s lives but never get the happy ending.’

Meet the Author:

RachelVanDykenRachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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                                COVER REVEAL                                     CARNIVAL by JANE HARVEY-BERRICK

 

 

Author: Jane Harvey-Berrick

Title: Carnival

Series: A Standalone Story in The Traveling Series

Release Date: 26th December, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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Empty inside, cold in his heart, Zef turned to whisky and drugs to fill the void.

Instead, he ended up with a prison sentence and a new determination to get clean and make something of his life.

Since his release, Zef has been on the road, finding his spiritual home with a traveling carnival and working as a motorcycle stunt rider.

Live fast, live hard, keep moving.

He doesn’t want to be tied down to anyone or anything. Fiercely loyal, the only people he cares about are his brother and his carnie family.

Until a crazy girl who’s run away to join the circus crashes into his world.
But now his old life is catching up with him, and Zef has to choose a new road.

A standalone story, and the last one in the TRAVELING SERIES.

 

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Writing is my passion and my obsession. I write every day and I love it. My head is full of stories and characters. I’ll never keep up with all my ideas!

I live in a small village by the ocean and walk my little dog, Pip, every day. It’s on those beachside walks that I have all my best ideas.

Writing has become a way of life – and one that I love to share.

 

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ FREEING JASPER – A Black Ops Romance by RILEY EDWARDS

Freeing Jasper – A Black Ops Romance

* The 707 Freedom Series Book Two *

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The moment Jasper heard Emily Jenkins’ sultry voice he was transfixed. 

An instant and heated reaction that wound its way through his soul and warmed his skin. The inexplicable connection was broken as fast as it began. Emily has a son. Jasper doesn’t “do” kids. 

When her life spirals out of control, will Jasper be able to let go of his tragic past and save Emily and her son? Or has the Special Forces Soldier found his weakness – a history he cannot let go of?

Emily Jenkins lost her husband on the battlefield and was left to pick up the pieces of her broken heart while finding a way to raise her son alone.

Jasper Walker is known for being the playboy of his team. Professionally, he is a tier one assassin – a trained killer. Personally, he blows through women giving them no more than a week in his bed as he privately struggles to move on from the woman that is forever lost to him. 

When their lives collide, Jasper finds out he’s not the only one with secrets. There is more to the black-haired beauty Emily than a widowed single mother. 

 

The 707 is an elite team of Army Commandos. A special Black Ops team known as the 707 research and development group. They have a two-person chain of command: their Commander and the President.

Meet the men of the 707: Lenox, Jasper, Levi, and Clark. Watch as they show us that sacrifice, commitment, and bravery are not just for the battlefield. Each man must fight to find and protect the women who are theirs.

Each book is a standalone, a look into the life of a Special Forces soldier’s life and the code they live and die by.

 

Free – A Black Ops Romance – The 707 Freedom Series – Book One 

 

What people are saying about FREE – A Black Ops Romance…

“Riley Edwards knows how to keep her readers on the edge of their seats. This is one of the best books I have ever read about how men who serve our country give up much of their personal lives. Character development is awesome you know and care about these people.” – Amazon Reviewer VC

“First book I’ve read from this author and definitely won’t be the last. Story grabbed me from the first page and didn’t let go until the end. In fact, I was sorry to reach the end, it was captivating.” – Amazon Reviewer

“Another five star hit from Riley Edwards.” – Amazon Reviewer

 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Reviewed by Anna Green on behalf of KFF

This is the second book of A Black Ops romance featuring one of the characters from the 707 research and development team. The first book was about Lily and Lennox and book 2 is about Jasper, the playboy of the group and Emily, Lily’s friend.

Told in dual points of view, the reader is introduced into Jasper’s revolving door of women and his all consuming guilt from his dark past. Jasper’s charismatic and brooding character is what draws Emily, a military widow with a six year old boy Jason. This series has more than a few secondary characters and it takes a few chapters before one can remember who is who and who killed who but after a quarter of the story one finally connects the dots. I must say that I can’t help but compare Emily and Jasper’s complex relationship to Lenox and Lily’s sizzling chemistry. Emily and Jasper’s first meeting didn’t go well especially when he learned she has a son. A few months later they meet again and they are obviously attracted to each other and there is a connection but it goes a bit complicated. Jasper flexes his alpha male abs and declares he is going to take charge of Emily and her son when a threat from Emily’s past presents itself. This is a slow burn romance but when this two finally get their act together it is steaming hot!

There are a few angsty moments but for me the better part of this book is the high octane drama and action with entertaining banter within the men in the group: Jasper, Lenox, Levi Clark and Connor. Will Jasper’s emotional baggage weigh him down? Will Emily be able to carry Jasper’s burden and have their happy ever after?

This fast paced, action packed adventure romance is the perfect book to curl into on a cold Sunday afternoon. Watch out for Levi’s and Clark’s story next.

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Nightstalker – A Red Team Novel
Unbroken part 1 
Unbroken part 2 
The Gift 
The Awakening 
Free – (Lenox) A Black Ops Romance
Freeing Jasper – A Black Ops Romance 
Finally Free – (Levi) A Black Ops Romance –  Coming January 2018

About Riley Edwards

Riley Edwards is a best-selling multi-genre author, wife, and military mom. Riley was born and raised in Los Angeles but now resides on the east coast with her fantastic husband and children. Her two eldest children have flown the coop and are now serving in the US military. Riley also has a teenage daughter that is the source of laughter and wit around her house. Her youngest son is a “bad-ass” in training and is very much a mini version of his Alpha father.

Riley writes heart-stopping romance with sexy alpha heroes and even stronger heroines. Riley’s favorite genres to write are romantic suspense and military romance. (Those are also her favorites to read.) She’s known for her jaw-dropping plot twists. You know the ones? Those pivotal scenes in a story that when executed so flawlessly it leaves you breathless and begging for more? Yeah, those! She’s mastered the art of blending suspense, romance, and smoldering sexy times. It’s like Criminal Minds, and the Spice Channel mated, and a perfect love child was born.

To learn more about Riley’s books, please visit, www.RileyEdwardsRomance.com. And don’t forget to sign up for the Riley’s Rebel’s Newsletter.

 

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