FIGHTING ABSOLUTION by Kate McCarthy is LIVE!

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She’s a combat medic. He’s SAS, and her best friend. They weren’t supposed to fall in love.

Fighting Absolution, an all-new contemporary romance stand-alone by USA Today bestselling author Kate McCarthy is LIVE!

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At fifteen, Jamie Murphy finds herself broken and alone, convinced she doesn’t need anyone.

Until she does.

Bear is the boy behind the fence, the one who was there for her when no one else was.

Until he’s not.

Left with nothing, Jamie joins the army hoping it will give her purpose. The last thing she expects is the best friend from her past to reappear in the dusty plains of a war-torn country. No longer the boy she once knew, Bear is now a man: big, bearded, and SAS—one of the army’s elite.

Soon Jamie finds herself not only fighting against her enemies, but her feelings for a man who left her once before. Can she risk losing him all over again?

Fighting Absolution is a friends to lovers romance and features characters from Fighting Redemption, but is written as a standalone.

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Meet Kate

Kate McCarthy is a USA Today Bestselling author who resides in Brisbane, Australia, a city in the state of Queensland where she works full time on her writing.

She has two children, two dogs, and a pile of friends and family dotted all over the world that help keep her sane.

When she’s not busy running after naughty kids, filthy dogs, and writing books, you can find her

curled up in bed in the early hours of the morning reading new books and re-reading old favourites.


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EXCERPT REVEAL ~ ENTICE by Ava Harrison

Today we are thrilled to be sharing an excerpt for Ava Harrison’s all-new romance, ENTICE, coming 16th September!

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Eight years ago, I gave Grayson Price a piece of my heart.

To him, I was the strange girl whose mom had just abandoned her.

To me, he was a savior, an anchor, someone who stood beside me on that beach.

The next time I saw him, I was twenty, and he was thirty-six.

He didn’t remember me.

And when he flirted…

I didn’t tell him.

By the time he found out, it was too late.

We tried to deny our desire, but our attraction was too enticing.

Eight years ago, I gave Grayson Price a piece of my heart.

Too bad he’s my dad’s best friend.

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The bartender comes over a few seconds later and places a tumbler down in front of me. I lift the glass to my mouth, and as I’m about to swallow, I sense a presence beside me. I turn, take the swig, and look at who’s there.

A woman.

She’s beautiful.

Exquisite, really.

Young.

With long, sun-kissed locks that fall below her breasts, I lift my gaze to study her features. She’s too young for me, that’s for certain. She appears to be in her mid to early twenties with big blue eyes and freckled skin as though she’s just left the beach. Her hair flows in waves that look tousled by the wind.

If I thought she was lovely before, she smiles, and my pulse begins to race. How long has it been since I’ve gotten laid? Too long, if I have to ask.

I watch as she nibbles on her lower lip as if she’s waiting for me to say something. When I don’t, she pulls her shoulders back and then flashes me a smirk.

“Mind if I join you?” But she doesn’t wait for me to answer before she takes the seat beside me. In this position, I can see she’s wearing a dress, and from where she’s perched, it’s short.

“Not at all,” I say. “What would you like?”

“A glass of champagne, please,” she responds. Her voice is soft like an angel.

Fuck.

What is wrong with me?

I turn to the bartender again. “A glass of champagne for the lady.”

A second later, the flute is placed in front of her, and she tips it back, her full lips touching the glass, her tongue sweeping out to lick a drop that missed her mouth.

I wonder what her lips would feel like on mine.

“So what brings you to Malaga?” I ask, needing to know more about this woman. “Business or pleasure?”

A seductive smirk spreads across her face as if she’s up to no good, and the idea of bringing her back to my room later and sinking inside her becomes more and more promising.

“What?”

“Pleasure,” she finally draws out, and I know if I want her, I can have her. I take a swig of my drink and then sear her with my gaze.

“I’m supposed to be meeting a buddy for dinner, but it appears he’s not showing. Are you free tonight?”

Since Tyler isn’t here, I might as well make the best of my trip.

Her eyes widen, and she opens to her mouth to speak, hopefully, to say yes, but then I hear it.

“Grayson,” the voice calls out from behind me, and I turn to find Tyler approaching. I want to curse him for coming now. I know, at first, I hated that he was late, but now that he’s here, I want him to leave.

He turns to the lady on my right and smiles. “I see you found him,” he says to her, and I narrow my brows . . .

Found him?

He knows her.

“Yes, he was kind enough to buy me a drink.” She lifts the glass at him and winks.

“You’re not old enough to drink,” Tyler adds, and I swear it’s like I’m watching a ping-pong game, and I can’t figure out what’s going on.

“I am in Spain,” she chides.

And that makes me look from him to her.

What am I missing?

Tyler . . . Is he cheating on Kim?

“So, Grayson, does she look the same?”

“Does who look the same?”

“River, of course.” He points at the stunning beauty beside me.

She looks familiar. Why do her eyes look familiar, and why is Tyler looking down adoringly at this woman? And then it hits me in the gut.

This is no woman. She’s a girl. A very beautiful one but a girl, nonetheless.

Young.

Very. Fucking. Young.

How did I not see it before? A girl so young, she could be my daughter. She’s his daughter.

 

 



Meet Ava

Ava Harrison is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author.

When she’s not journaling her life, you can find her window shopping, cooking dinner for her family, or curled up on her couch reading a book.

 

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COVER REVEAL ~ BLINDSIDED by Juliet Braddock


Today we are thrilled to be sharing the spectacular cover for
Juliet Braddock’s all-new romantic novel, BLINDSIDED,
releasing 5th November!


Inspired by award-winning, bestselling author Juliet Braddock’s own experiences with vision loss, BLINDSIDED reunites two rival journalists who must decide if love really can triumph over their tumultuous past to build a new, albeit different, life together in the face of their greatest challenge yet.

A chilling turn of fate sweeps these broken lovers into a fury of angst and lust. Josie Rossi returns to Oliver Billington’s life, forcing him to unveil the secrets he’d harbored since their break-up a decade earlier.

Tragedy threatens to destroy every last shred of hope they shared. As their lives converge once again, Josie and Oliver must ultimately decide if trust can salvage the remnants of their love.

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Meet Juliet

Life changed dramatically for award-winning, bestselling author Juliet Braddock on January 13, 2017.

After suffering with blurry vision, Juliet found herself in the emergency room, surrounded by a team of neurologists. The diagnosis was Pseudotumor Cerebri, a rare disease that produces excess spinal fluid on the brain. She’d lost sight when the pressure from the fluid damaged her optic nerves.

Two spinal taps and three surgeries—including a shunt to drain the fluids from her brain—did not restore her sight. All along, she wondered and worried if she’d ever write again.

“One of the saddest days of my life was having to pull BLEMISHED from Amazon because I couldn’t make the publication date,” Juliet said. “I remember speaking to the rep, and she was so kind when I told her I was about to have brain surgery. But my heart was falling out of my chest.”

A lifelong writer, Juliet began spinning stories as soon as she learned to put pencil to paper. She refused to give up on her greatest passion, and she knew she had to find a way to finish BLEMISHED and continue her career.

With some help from her neuro-ophthalmologist, Juliet discovered vision rehabilitation therapy and software that magnified her computer screen. “I was amazed by the technology available for people who are blind or have low vision. And with the computer software, I was able to finish the book.”

Since her brain surgery, Juliet has published BLEMISHED and SMITTEN, which won the National Indie Book Award for Erotica. All along, though, she plotted through another story inside her head.

“When I started vision rehab, I took the bull by the horns. I learned to use a cane. I kept my mind open to devices and gadgets that could help me manage my vision loss. I even made a career change,” Juliet said. “It was so important to me to return to living a normal life again.”

As the story of BLINDSIDED began to unfold, Juliet had one goal. “I wanted to show people who might have lost sight that there is hope and help out there.”

In BLINDSIDED, vision loss disrupts reporter Josie Rossi’s world, but she’s determined to recover with assistance from the most unexpected places—and from former lover and rival journalist Oliver Billington. As their lives converge again through tragedy, Josie and Oliver must ultimately decide if trust can salvage the remnants of their love. 

“You don’t realize how much you depend on your eyes—from my job to walking down steps to going to the theater and museums. Suddenly, everything I did in my old life seemed like it depended on my sight.”

BLINDSIDED is dedicated to Juliet’s vision rehabilitation therapist, whom the author credits with giving her the courage to conquer this curve in the road.

Juliet also hopes to raise awareness of rare diseases that cause vision loss. “There are very few scientific facts on Pseudotumor, and I was asymptomatic.” By the time of her diagnosis, the damage to her optic nerves was irreversible, and Juliet is now legally blind. “But people need to know that this disease doesn’t have to be a death sentence. You can work a full-time job. You can write that book you’ve been plotting in your head.”

Since her last surgery, she’s travelled to visit friends both in the US and abroad, including a trip to Scotland. She’s also managed to keep up with her other hobbies of theatre and art with special binoculars that she wears to catch the latest Broadway musicals and art exhibits in New York City.

Now, she considers every day a celebration. “I took life for granted when I was fully sighted,” Juliet said. “My friends, my career—and my writing. I’ve learned how to appreciate the world on a new level since my vision loss and brain surgery.”

In her spare time, Juliet loves to travel, eighties music, wine, food, theatre and all things French. When she’s not exploring the big cities of the world—most notably Paris—she lives and writes in Brooklyn and is the proud cat mom to a very spoiled Russian Blue rescue. She’s also a lifelong Duran Duran fan.

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REVIEW ALERT ~ FINDING STORM by Samantha Towle

New York Times bestselling author Samantha Towle’s newest book in the hugely popular Storm Series, FINDING STORM is available now, and today we are delighted to be sharing
you Emma-Louise’s review with you!

 

The son of an icon. 

He was a legend. Rock royalty.

A man I never met.

But I’m measured against him in every aspect of my life.

The only time I feel like me … the real me … is when I’m onstage with my band. But the more we grow in popularity, the more people compare me to him.

I’m not him. And I never will be. If only everyone could figure that out for themselves.

I need a break from it all. 

Then, a confrontation has me jumping in my car, putting LA in my rearview mirror. And a stupid mistake ends up with my car on the side of the road. And straight into the path of a girl who is the exact opposite of everyone else in my life. 

She’s like everything I used to know.

And she has no clue who I am.

Even if she did, I don’t think she’d care.

She thinks I’m cavalier. 

I think she’s intriguing. And hot. Let’s not forget hot.

I’m stuck in this town overnight while my car is being fixed. But I’m thinking I’m gonna stick around a bit longer.

I’m Storm Slater, lead guitarist in Slater Raze and the only child of the late, great Jonny Creed. But, here, right now … I’m nobody. Just a regular guy. 

I’m liking it a whole lot. 

And I’m liking her even more. 

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Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KFF

Welcome back to the land of milk and honey, a land where drop-dead gorgeous men like Jake Wethers exist. Oh, how I have missed Jake and Tru; heck, I even missed Tom and that’s saying something.

Finding Storm wasn’t just the story of Storm Slater, the son of Jonny Creed; it was a story of revelations. I thought I knew it all when it came to the TMS family, turns out there were still skeletons in the closet and poor Storm got hit by a Mack Truck full of those skeletons.

Stevie was everything to me in this book. She had depth and impact far beyond her years, and as we all know I love a story with a badly behaving grandmother. I’m helpless to resist a kind, baking grandma with a silver tongue.

I loved the family dynamic between Storm and his bandmates. It reminded me so much of the TMS guys, talk about nostalgic. In a Sam Towle creation family is always everything, be it the family you are born into or the one you make yourself.

Like many other books by this author, the relationship between Storm and Stevie builds gradually, amping up the intensity and sexual tension to a fever pitch. There is always emotion and tons of feels. Not to mention enough sexy-times to make a girl feel like she’s living in an oven.

Any fan of this author will savour the depth and experience there is of being back in the world of TMS. The gang is there, minus one or two but it still felt like a new chapter to the lives of the band. Jonny was always their kryptonite and seeing Storm grow into his own person and away from his father’s shadow made my heart sing.

Thank you, Ms. Towle, for once again giving us a taster of the books we all came to love.

PLAYLIST

“Purple Haze” by Jimi Hendrix

“The Monster” by Eminem, featuring Rihanna

“Thunderstruck” by AC/DC

“Enter Sandman” by Metallica

“Don’t You (Forget About Me)” by Simple Minds

“Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac

“Love Shack” by The B-52s

“I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston

“White Heat” by Madonna

“Paradise City” by Guns N’ Roses

“Summer of ’69” by Bryan Adams

“Afterlife” by Avenged Sevenfold

“I Don’t Care” by Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber

“Hysteria” by Def Leppard 

“God Is a Woman” by Ariana Grande

“Don’t Cry” by Guns N’ Roses

“Is This Love” by Whitesnake

“Glory of Love” by Peter Cetera

“Home Sweet Home” by Mötley Crüe

“Love Is a Battlefield” by Pat Benatar

 

MEET SAMANTHA

SAMANTHA TOWLE is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. 

A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.

She is the author of contemporary romances, The Storm Series, The Revved Series, The Wardrobe Series, The Gods Series, and standalones, Trouble, When I Was Yours, The Ending I Want, Unsuitable, Under Her, River Wild and Sacking the Quarterback which was written with James Patterson. She has also written paranormal romances, The Bringer and The Alexandra Jones Series. With over a million books sold, her titles have appeared in countless bestseller lists, and are currently translated into ten languages.

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