ANOTHER LIFE by K.L. Shandwick is now available!

Today we are thrilled to be sharing K.L. Shandwick’s all-new second chance, single dad, tear-jerker standalone romance.

What happens to you when you love someone with all of your heart, but that love now has nowhere to go? 

Heartthrob, Cole Harkin counted his blessings with a gorgeous wife and the couple’s excitement of a first baby on the way.

Just when he thought his world was complete, Cole becomes devastated and overwhelmed when his future is ripped out from under his feet. With little choice in the matter, Cole has to face living another life…

A very different life to the one he thought he and Grace had planned.  

ANOTHER LIFE is now available and free in KindleUnlimited!

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Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KFF

Any synopsis worded in a way such as this one was, it becomes clear very quickly what type of book this is about. Is this an easy book to read? Yes. Is it hard on the reader? Absolutely. Cole Harkin lost his heart and soul in an instant.

The darkness Cole carried within him at times is tangible. I witnessed his heart bleeding out of him more than once. Every single aspect of his persona is so true to the reality of his situation. The author nailed it! No matter how far he wanted to sink or how many times he wanted to quit, someone or something would keep him from faltering. He is a rock star but that doesn’t mean that he’s a grade A bad guy. His employees have been with him so long, they all act more like family. Throughout they stand by his side and call him on his bad moves.

Another Life spans over years of Cole’s life, moving through the vicious pain and anger at what he lost and moves onwards carrying us through his attempts to rebuild what he lost. His daughter Layla is his shining star. The reason he gets up and moves through the motions. I guess it’s true what they say. Love can rebuild a broken heart.

Another Life left me with deep thoughts and feelings about life and the cruelty of what happens to good people. It took real dedication to create a book with such accuracy and realism, enough light seeping in through the edges of the black to give the reader just a little hope.

This isn’t an easy book to get through for many reasons. It’s a foray into heartbreak and the lengths and breadths people will go through in order to survive. Shandwick has such potential and I adore where this book went. She certainly made me question my feeling. It held me captive even when I found it hard to continue. Cole Harkin will remain in my heart and mind for some time to come. Thank you, Ms. Shandwick, for giving voice to one of the biggest killers of women everywhere.

Meet K.L.

Writing came relatively later in life for K.L. Shandwick after a challenge by a friend led to The Everything Trilogy. She loves creating new characters and storylines. Her characters have flaws and she hopes this helps the connection between them and her readers. K.L. enjoys the journeys they take her on during the creation of her stories, and each character has his or her own voice. She doesn’t use prepared outlines for her stories preferring the characters to take their own direction as the story progresses. These days K.L. lives in the Yorkshire countryside in the UK and writes full-time.

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TO LOVE A PRINCE by Nana Malone is available now!

THE ROYAL ELITE PRINCE DUET is now complete!
Today we are thrilled to be bringing you Nana Malone’s second book in the Royal Elite Prince Duet, TO LOVE A PRINCE

The good news is, I’m out of exile and I have the woman I love by my side. And I still have my crown, tarnished though it may be.

The bad news is…all of that is temporary.

There are those that want me as far away from the crown as possible. I still have a killer on my tail who has a more permanent solution in mind. Oh and there’s the small matter of all the secrets I’m keeping from Ariel.

For her I risked it all, but will she wind up paying the price?

Once she knows my secrets. What will she do to protect me and the crown?

What will I be willing to do to protect her?

The answer is: everything.

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Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KFF

I couldn’t wait for this little beauty to hit my Kindle. Ariel has fascinated me since I entered into the world of the Winston Isles. There was always something enigmatic about her. The quirkiness and her superhero abilities with a computer, I was always enthralled with her. The relationship she has with Penny has always warmed my heart. Ariel has the keen ability to see the truth even if it’s hidden under multiple camouflaged layers. She possesses a rare type of instinct; one that sees through people. She has this uncanny ability of being able to cut through all the nonsense and get to the crux of any issue. As I had previously said: Ariel and Penny are Thelma and Louise (before they drive off the cliff.)

Tristan comes with his fair share of secrets. Secrets he believes will ruin him forever, especially when it comes to his blossoming relationship with Ariel.

‘She was mine. After ten years, Ariel was mine again. Now all you need to do is hold on to her. Good luck with that.’ 

With ten years of growing up between them, their dance in this duet is careful and often cumbersome. Fears, ingrain insecurities and knee jerk reactions lead to several very combustible situations.

Mystery still surrounds the who, where, why and what of whom is behind all the attempts on Tristan’s life. The mystery has spanned the duet and not for one moment has this been drawn out or ever felt pointless. In a Nana Malone book, every situation happens for a reason and there is no useless padding.

Spending time with Sebastian and Penny is always a joy. After reading Cheeky Prince and Cheeky Royal they have become my favourite characters…well up until I got this book, that is. Ariel and Tristan have real chemistry, there are sparks and explosions all the way through this book. Nothing is concrete until it is.

The end has left me wondering one thing…who is the man with the grey eyes. Thank you, Ms Malone, for once again giving me a respite from real life.

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#1 Return of the Prince

They said I’d never come home again…they were wrong.
There is one person worth returning home for. Her.
One little problem.
She hates me.
She should, I left her behind.

Now I’m back and I have a score to settle.
I’ll do whatever it takes to win her back.
Even if it means spilling my secrets.

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Meet Nana

USA Today Bestselling Author, NANA MALONE’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.

With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.

The books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble bestseller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.

Until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find Nana working hard on additional books for her series as well as other fun, sassy romances for characters that won’t leave her alone. And if she’s not working or hiding in the closet reading, she’s acting out scenes for her husband, daughter and puppy in sunny San Diego.

Want to hit me up? Just email me: nana@nanamaloneromance.com

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BLOG TOUR ~ TWISTED: Tangled Web #1 by Aleatha Romig

TWISTED is the first book in Aleatha Romig’s all-new new dark romance trilogy, TANGLED WEB, and now available on all platforms. 
Are you ready to meet Aleatha’s MOST dangerous alpha yet?
Are you ready to be Aleatha’d? 

 

The underworld of Chicago is far from forgiving. It’s a world where knowledge means power, power money, and money everything.
While I paid the ultimate price to have it all, it wasn’t my decision to give my life..
That doesn’t mean I ceased to exist, only to live.
Going where the job takes me and living in the shadows, with deadly accuracy I utilize the skills inherent to me, not knowing from where they came, not recalling what I’d lost.
And then I saw her.
Laurel Carlson.
I shouldn’t want her, desire her, or need her, yet with each sighting I know she is exactly what I have to have. Laurel has the ability to do what I thought was impossible. She sees what others don’t.
My gut tells me that it’s a deadly mistake to change my plans and open my world to her. My mind says she’ll be repulsed by my twisted existence.
None of that matters, because my body won’t take no for an answer.
I’ve made dangerous mistakes before.
This time, will the price be too high?

From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a brand-new dark romance bringing us back to the same dangerous underworld as SECRETS. You do not need to read the Web of Sin trilogy to get caught in this new and intriguing saga, Tangled Web.

TWISTED is book one of the TANGLED WEB trilogy which will continue in OBSESSED and conclude in BOUND.
Have you been Aleatha’d?
 

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Reviewed by Tracey Lou on behalf of KFF

EXCERPT

© Aleatha Romig 2019
All rights reserved.

TWISTED

His warm breath skirting across my exposed neck offered me reassurance while the rigidity of his body sent another message. His grip of me, the way he held me against him, offered no softness or comfort. Though I couldn’t see his face, I knew without a doubt that this was the man from the gathering. I didn’t know how he’d entered my house or how long he’d been present. At the moment, that seemed irrelevant. All that mattered was he was here now. His cologne from before was replaced by a masculine scent reminding me of outdoors. This man was wind and rain and cool spring nights with the fury and power notorious with our storms. In his hold, the air around me shifted as if a barometer were falling and the atmosphere was changing. Slowly, his fingers moved, loosening their grip on my lips.“How—?” I began.

His hand resumed its position, pressing my lips harder than before, causing them to flatten against my teeth. Though he’d promised otherwise, the pressure brought a copper taste to my tongue and tears to my eyes.

“Don’t speak unless you whisper,” his command came through gritted teeth. “I’ll explain later. Nod if you agree.”

Again, I nodded.

Immediately, the pressure lessened. Once his hand was gone from my mouth, I moved my lips and jaw from side to side. Though he’d released my face, I wasn’t free. My body was captive to the strength of his grasp. One of his arms was still around my waist holding me tightly against the hardness of him. When he’d released my mouth, he’d moved his other arm across my upper chest, keeping my shoulders to his front.

It was the arm holding my waist that garnered my attention. Though his gruff voice was all business, his body was reacting to our proximity, growing harder against the small of my back.

 

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OBSESSED
Tangled Web #2 by Aleatha Romig

Coming 2nd July

Everything changed the night our eyes met across the room. His green gaze upon me prickled my skin with uncustomary warmth while my peek beneath his cuff—of a riot of color on his wrist—sparked my insatiable curiosity. Tall and mysterious, Kader was a man whose secrets I longed to know. 

Little did I realize that the night we met was only the beginning—the beginning to the end of the existence I knew. 

What will happen as his assignment becomes our obsession?

From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a brand-new dark romance bringing us back to the same dangerous underworld as SECRETS. You do not need to read the Web of Sin trilogy to get caught in this new and intriguing saga, Tangled Web. 

OBSESSED is book two of the TANGLED WEB trilogy which began with TWISTED and will conclude with BOUND. 
Have you been Aleatha’d?
 
Pre-order OBSESSED, Tangled Web #2 today!

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BOUND
Tangled Web #3 by Aleatha Romig

Coming 13th August

New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig brings you Bound, the dramatic conclusion to her brand-new dark romance set in the same dangerous underworld as Secrets. You do not need to read the Web of Sin trilogy to get caught in this highly acclaimed intriguing saga, Tangled Web. 

Pre-order BOUND, Tangled Web #3 today!

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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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BLOG TOUR ~ CALLUM’S HELL by V.F. Mason is now available!

Today we are delighted to be on tour with V.F. Mason’s thrilling dark stand-alone romance, CALLUM’S HELL

 

She knew no chaos…until I claimed her.

She was a florist.
He was a serial killer.

She created beauty.
He created chaos.

She belonged to nature.
He belonged to the underworld.

She was an angel.
He was the devil.

She wanted to escape.
He trapped her instead.

They played a dangerous game with their lives at stake.
Where the winner took it all and the loser burned in hell.

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Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF

 
This action-packed romance by one of my favourite authors in this genre never fails to disappoint. A book where the antagonist becomes the protagonist and where revenge is the main dish of the day served cold.

Giselle Walker is your modern-day Cinderella, trapped in her wealthy family’s shenanigans. She was supposed to be married to Kevin but her evil younger sister snatches her fiancé right under her eyes. When she has no choice but to go along with her grandfather’s draconian orders, someone who’s been watching her from a distance makes his move. Is he the Prince Charming to her Cinderella or is he the one who will make her suffer even more?

Callum MacRae is a successful business entrepreneur who looks like he couldn’t ask for more in life. However, he has a dark and horrific past. Emotionally and physically scarred from his childhood nightmares, he plans the most dramatic revenge on those who he thinks wronged him. His other persona as Hades the serial killer has earned him a fearsome reputation, but where does he draw the line when it comes to the woman who has stirred this unknown and strange feeling from him?

This dark romance is narrated in dual points of view, interspersed with Callum’s traumatic childhood memories (this might cause triggers to some readers so just to warn you) and Giselle’s younger years. The author successfully narrates a tale of revenge and steamy romance with a seamless and tight plot. Callum’s character development is noteworthy, his early memories as a young helpless victim to a survivor who becomes a serial killer; from a child who learned to stave off his emotions to a grown man who slowly regains something more important than revenge.

The chemistry between the main characters was off the charts. Mason surely can write super hot love scenes and at the same time, vividly narrates torture scenes littered with blood and gore and makes you take it all in stride.

If you are familiar with this author’s other books/series, some of the memorable characters like Micaden, Lachlan, Arson etc. make a special appearance in this book. If there is one author who can make you fangirl for a serial killer and fall for his ruthless charm, V.F. Mason can turn you. In the mood for a fast-paced, romantic thriller with an ensemble of sexy serial killers that can potentially set your knickers on fire? Then this is the perfect book for you. Highly recommended!

EXCERPT

They say obsessions and insanity go hand-in-hand, but I have another theory.

Possession and desire go hand-in-hand, because they create such deep insanity a man is willing to eliminate everything and everyone in his way to get to what he wants.

I flick my fingers and knock two pawns from the chessboard, ready to strike again.

By the time this is done, there will be no one but the queen left standing.



About the author

V.F.Mason always loved reading books and had quite a few fights with her momma over the genre she liked (romance, duh!) She studied film-making and thought that would feed her desire for stories, but that didn’t happen. Finally, when she was tired of all those voices in her head, she sat down and wrote a book. It was a huge decision to make and she thanks her friends and family for supporting her in it. When she is not writing, she can be found with her friends doing all sorts of crazy things or reading recent romance books that were written by her favorite authors.

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BLOG TOUR ~ BEACH WEDDING WEEKEND by Rachel Magee is now available!

Today we have the exciting new release from Hallmark! Check out the blog tour for Rachel Magee’s all-new contemporary romance, BEACH WEDDING WEEKEND and be sure to grab your copy today!

You’re invited to a sunny beach town

for a witty, heartwarming romance.

When Brody broke up with Paige and went to Europe, he suggested that someday, they’d pick up right where they left off. A hopeless romantic, she believed him.

But when they meet again, Brody’s dating a gorgeous actress.

They’re all going to attend the same wedding, and Paige plans to win Brody back. She even enlists her best friend’s brother, Aiden, to pretend to date her and make her ex jealous. A breezy, charming restaurant owner, Aiden actually avoids serious relationships, but as a fake boyfriend, he’s perfect.

As old friends and exes take part in wedding preparations and enjoy the beauty of the Florida coast, they begin to see themselves—and each other—in a new light.

This summer romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for BBQ Brisket Tacos with Sunshine Slaw.

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Excerpt

© Rachel Magee 2019
All rights reserved.

BEACH WEDDING WEEKEND

“They’re protecting something.” Paige’s expression turned more serious and she looked out to study the rest of the dolphin pod. “Do you have a baby with you?”

Aiden scanned the group as well. What he’d thought was a pod of six had now grown, and he counted at least ten. And that’s when he saw it. It was so precious it could have softened the hardest heart. “Yep. A tiny one, right there next to its mom.”

The tiny dolphin stayed just below the surface. He was hard to spot because he hovered close to the front flipper of the larger dolphin Aiden assumed was his mother.

Both of Paige’s hands went to her heart and she made a muffled cooing sound. “Oh, Aiden, have you ever seen anything so adorable in your whole life?”

As if the mother had heard her, she swam a little closer, showing off the calf. The baby couldn’t have been more than three feet long and had a sort of clumsy newness about him. Aiden wouldn’t have been surprised if he was only a few days old.

“What a treat,” Paige whispered. The mistiness in her eyes glistened and joy glowed around her. Aiden agreed. This moment was a treat. And what was even more surprising was the realization that there wasn’t anyone else he would’ve wanted to share it with.

They sat there like that for at least ten minutes with the waves gently rocking them, encompassed in a bubble of wonder, escorted by a pair of large dolphins while they watched the rest of the pod play in the water next to them.

Finally, Paige turned her attention to their escorts. “What a precious little baby. Thank you for sharing him with us.”

The one in front popped up, smiling right at them as if to acknowledge the compliment, and then both escorts joined the others and the whole pod disappeared into the darker waters.

She reached back and covered his hand with hers. The warmth of her touch flowed through him, which caught him off guard. He stared at her hand in amazement for a moment before looking up at her. The peaceful expression on her face washed over him, too.

“Dolphins are my favorite animal, and I’ve never been this close to them in the wild. Weren’t they spectacular?”

Aiden shrugged and tried to look humble. “I arranged for them to be here as a thank you for helping me.”

She playfully pushed his hand away and turned her full attention back to where the dolphins had been, breathing out a contented sigh. “It doesn’t get much better than this, does it?”

No. No it didn’t.

 

 
 
Meet Rachel Magee

Rachel wrote her first novel when she was twelve and entered it into a contest for young author/illustrators. Unfortunately, the judges weren’t impressed with her stick figures, so she dropped the dream of becoming a world-famous illustrator and stuck to spinning stories. When she’s not busy working on her latest book, she loves to travel with her family and friends. By far, her favorite destination is the beach, which tends to work its way into most of her stories. Between vacations, you can find her at home in The Woodlands, TX with her wonderful husband, their two adventurous kids and a couple of spirited pets.

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