COVER REVEAL ~ CREOLE KING by Meghan March

Today we are thrilled to be sharing the striking cover for New York Times bestselling author Meghan March’s first book in the Magnolia Duet, CREOLE KINGPIN

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New York Times bestselling author Meghan March goes back to New Orleans and the world of Lachlan Mount with a dangerous and bold new anti-hero. 


The thing about ghosts is they’re supposed to stay dead.

That’s exactly what I am, but I can’t stay away from Magnolia Marie Maison for one more day, let alone another year.

We’ve already got fifteen of those between us.

As it stands, she’ll want to kill me as soon as she lays eyes on me. And knowing her, she’s completely up to the task.

But I’m a man on a mission, and I’ve got everything riding on this.

So, here I come, Magnolia. This ghost is ready for whatever you got.

After all, there’s only one way I want this to end—’til death do us part.


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Meet Meghan

Making the jump from corporate lawyer to romance author was a leap of faith that New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Meghan March will never regret. With over thirty titles published, she has sold millions of books in nearly a dozen languages to fellow romance-lovers around the world. A nomad at heart, she can currently be found in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, living her happily ever after with her real-life alpha hero.

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EXCERPT REVEAL ~ A FAVOR FOR A FAVOR by Helena Hunting

Today we are thrilled to be sharing an excerpt of A FAVOR FOR A FAVOR by New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting.

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When I joined Seattle’s NHL expansion team, I thought it was the start of something great. But nothing ever goes the way you expect. Take my introduction to my new neighbor. She came rolling in on the hot mess express at midnight, making a racket while she tried to get into my team captain’s apartment. Did I mention that he’s married to a woman who definitely was not her?

Imagine my surprise when I end up with an injury that has me out of the game for weeks, and she’s the one to offer to help me. I should probably add that she’s not the captain’s mistress. She’s his sexy, pastel-haired younger sister.

So we come up with an arrangement: she rehabs me so that I can get back on the ice sooner, and she can add a professional athlete that isn’t her brother to her client list. Seems simple enough. As long as I can keep my hands to myself and my hormones in check.

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EXCERPT

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All rights reserved.

 
“Say you were taking a woman to a formal work function. Would you get her flowers or something?” I’ve gone on my fair share of dates, had a few relationships, but I’ve never been one for hearts and flowers or any of that bull. I’m thinking I might need to do that with Stevie, though, since she’s been screwed over pretty hard.“Is this a date or a favor for a friend?”

“I guess she thinks I’m doing her a favor.” At least that was the impression that I got when I offered to go with her.

“Is that actually what you’re doing?”

“Yes and no.”

“Can you give me a little more to go on?”

“Her ex is going to be there and I don’t want her to go alone.”

“You don’t want her to go alone because you’re worried he’ll be a jerk or he’ll try to take advantage of her?”

“Sure, yeah, that’s part of the reason.”

“Instead of me dragging the information out of you, why don’t you lay it down for me?”

“So, Stevie—”

“Hold up, we’re back to Rook’s little sister?”

“Who else would I be talking about?”

“I thought you said there isn’t anything going on between you, and now you’re taking her to some kind of work function? That’s not a favor; that’s a date. Does Rook know?”

“It’s none of his damn business.”

“I’m not sure he’ll see it that way.”

“Well, he doesn’t have control over her or what she does, or what I do.” I’m agitated now. “She’s not going to that thing alone. I don’t trust that ex of hers, and I don’t want her to end up in a situation she doesn’t like.”

Kingston tips his head to the side. “Dang.”

“What?”

“You like her.”

“Well, yeah, I like her.” What’s not to like? She’s gorgeous, and she’s funny and feisty; her body is rockin’; and she’s fun to be around, super chill, and genuinely selfless.

“Like you actually want to date her, though.”

I shrug, because what am I going to say? The answer to that is yes, I want to date her, but the timing needs to be right. “I don’t want the ex thinking he has another chance.“

“You really love complicated situations, don’t you?”

“They just tend to find me, is all.”

“When’s this event you’re supposed to take her to?” King asks.

“Saturday.”

He frowns. “We get back at noon on Saturday.”

“It’s in the evening.”

“You better hope our flight isn’t delayed.”

I hadn’t considered a delay. The only reason that would happen is if the weather isn’t good. “It doesn’t start until five. I should have plenty of time to get home and throw a suit on.”

Kingston nods and taps restlessly on the edge of the pool. “So would you call this your first date?”

“We hang out all the time.”

“‘Hang out’ meaning what?”

“Other than PT sessions, we watch hockey, eat pizza, stuff like that.”

Kingston blinks several times in rapid succession. “That’s it?”

“I pick her up from work a lot.”

“Have you ever bought her flowers before? Brought her any gifts?”

“I brought her over an aloe plant once. But, like I said, it hasn’t been like that.” I don’t get why he’s so hung up on the flowers.

“Again, please try not to take offense, but are you sure you haven’t inadvertently put yourself in the friend zone?”

“How do I know if I’m in the friend zone?” I haven’t had a lot of friends who are girls. Actually, I don’t think I’ve ever had a friend who’s a girl who isn’t related to me. And I only have two female cousins, whom I see a couple of times a year at family functions. They’re significantly younger than me, so mostly I avoid them.

It’s Kingston’s turn to blow out a long breath. “If you put your arm around her and she gets all snuggly but doesn’t try to take it any further, it could mean you’re in the friend zone.”

I don’t know what my expression must be, but the panic I feel inside quite possibly reaches my face. I feel like it should be obvious that I’m interested. A guy doesn’t spend endless hours with a gorgeous woman who combines weird pizza toppings for shits and giggles. But then again, I haven’t attempted to make a move on her since the almost-kiss. And any conversation I’ve tried to have with her about it has been shut down. In fact, she wants to pretend it didn’t happen. I hadn’t considered that this might be because she actually didn’t want it to happen at all. She seemed just as into it as I was. Or maybe I’ve been misreading the whole thing. “If I’m in the friend zone, how the hell do I get out?”
 

 
 

Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse at KFF

Diving into A Favor for a Favor, book two in the All In Series which can be enjoyed as a standalone is as always with Hunting’s books, easy-peasy. However, if you read A Lie for a Lie #1 first which just happens to be one of my fave 2019 reads, you’ll get to meet Stevie’s brother, RJ and learn about the NHL team’s camaraderie. Hunting has yet again delivered a laugh-out-loud romance that has me snorting into the middle of the night! So be warned, if you pick the book up late evening, you could possibly cause a disturbance!

“You’re welcome for making sure you weren’t murdered last night.”
“Buy a pair of pants!”

Ooh. My. Gawd! Stevie and Bishop’s impression of each other was not good from the word go. Not surprising either. She’d irritated this bear of a man at daft o’clock and he wasn’t in any mood to cover up. Yep, he loves his sassy underwear! To top the lot, he jumps to conclusions without having the facts and being the cocky guy that he is, rubs her up the wrong way…no pun intended, of course!

‘I don’t know that I hate him, but I definitely don’t like him.’

How could I not fall for Stevie? She’s no pushover and Bishop and I kinda liked this, but their slow-burn friendship isn’t going to be plain sailing. No love lost between Bishop and RJ won’t help matters and as far as physical therapists go in this sport, it’s still a man’s world, so Stevie’s got to prove herself. She’s very, but very good at her job and her first patient is…guess who? I really liked observing how little by little, they began to feel more at home with each other. She’s Bishop’s hope, the woman who will help him get back on the ice. Hmm, now to see if they rock their professional boats or not because all said and done, work ethics have to be complied with.

“You’re being awfully cagey about her if she’s just a friend. Don’t think I can’t tell you’re trying to hide her.”

Bishop is all kinds of grumpy and it took me a while to understand how he ticked. One thing is for sure, he’ll bend over backwards for his younger brother who he feels is his responsibility. Hunting delves into an illness hard to live with, her references accurate and enlightening. But who fell out of favour with me this time around which is weird seeing as I really connected with him in A Lie For A Lie was RJ. He has so much attitude in this book that I could have gladly strangled him!

“You can’t date a hockey player.”
“Are you kidding me?”

Great side players and although Stevie wound me up a tad with a past issue, I got eventually got her drift when it all came back to bite her. I liked the pacing of this light-hearted book with a touch of angst—you’ll see what’s bothering these two loveable characters by reading it, and the banter on all levels is fabulous! The narration from a dual perspective in present worked perfectly in this thoroughly enjoyable enemies-to-friends-to-lovers rom-com with all its amorous obstacles cleverly portrayed. Bravo Hunting!

ARC kindly provided by Montlake Romance in exchange for an honest review.


MEET HELENA:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

 

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A FAVOR FOR A FAVOR by Helena Hunting is LIVE!

We’re so excited to be sharing the release of A FAVOR FOR A FAVOR, an all-new enemies-to-lovers standalone sports romance from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting

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A new stand-alone romance about trading favors, battling wills, and winning love.

When I joined Seattle’s NHL expansion team, I thought it was the start of something great. But nothing ever goes the way you expect. Take my introduction to my new neighbor. She came rolling in on the hot mess express at midnight, making a racket while she tried to get into my team captain’s apartment. Did I mention that he’s married to a woman who definitely was not her?

Imagine my surprise when I end up with an injury that has me out of the game for weeks, and she’s the one to offer to help me. I should probably add that she’s not the captain’s mistress. She’s his sexy, pastel-haired younger sister.

So we come up with an arrangement: she rehabs me so that I can get back on the ice sooner, and she can add a professional athlete that isn’t her brother to her client list. Seems simple enough. As long as I can keep my hands to myself and my hormones in check.

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Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse at KFF

Diving into A Favor for a Favor, book two in the All In Series which can be enjoyed as a standalone is as always with Hunting’s books, easy-peasy. However, if you read A Lie for a Lie #1 first which just happens to be one of my fave 2019 reads, you’ll get to meet Stevie’s brother, RJ and learn about the NHL team’s camaraderie. Hunting has yet again delivered a laugh-out-loud romance that has me snorting into the middle of the night! So be warned, if you pick the book up late evening, you could possibly cause a disturbance!

“You’re welcome for making sure you weren’t murdered last night.”
“Buy a pair of pants!”

Ooh. My. Gawd! Stevie and Bishop’s impression of each other was not good from the word go. Not surprising either. She’d irritated this bear of a man at daft o’clock and he wasn’t in any mood to cover up. Yep, he loves his sassy underwear! To top the lot, he jumps to conclusions without having the facts and being the cocky guy that he is, rubs her up the wrong way…no pun intended, of course!

‘I don’t know that I hate him, but I definitely don’t like him.’

How could I not fall for Stevie? She’s no pushover and Bishop and I kinda liked this, but their slow-burn friendship isn’t going to be plain sailing. No love lost between Bishop and RJ won’t help matters and as far as physical therapists go in this sport, it’s still a man’s world, so Stevie’s got to prove herself. She’s very, but very good at her job and her first patient is…guess who? I really liked observing how little by little, they began to feel more at home with each other. She’s Bishop’s hope, the woman who will help him get back on the ice. Hmm, now to see if they rock their professional boats or not because all said and done, work ethics have to be complied with.

“You’re being awfully cagey about her if she’s just a friend. Don’t think I can’t tell you’re trying to hide her.”

Bishop is all kinds of grumpy and it took me a while to understand how he ticked. One thing is for sure, he’ll bend over backwards for his younger brother who he feels is his responsibility. Hunting delves into an illness hard to live with, her references accurate and enlightening. But who fell out of favour with me this time around which is weird seeing as I really connected with him in A Lie For A Lie was RJ. He has so much attitude in this book that I could have gladly strangled him!

“You can’t date a hockey player.”
“Are you kidding me?”

Great side players and although Stevie wound me up a tad with a past issue, I got eventually got her drift when it all came back to bite her. I liked the pacing of this light-hearted book with a touch of angst—you’ll see what’s bothering these two loveable characters by reading it, and the banter on all levels is fabulous! The narration from a dual perspective in present worked perfectly in this thoroughly enjoyable enemies-to-friends-to-lovers rom-com with all its amorous obstacles cleverly portrayed. Bravo Hunting!

ARC kindly provided by Montlake Romance in exchange for an honest review.


Meet Helena

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

 

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BLOG TOUR ~ EVEN IF IT HURTS by Marni Mann

When you have a perfect marriage, only an impossible reconnection could make you risk it all.

Today we are thrilled to be on tour with USA Today bestselling author Marni Mann’s highly anticipated and emotionally charged contemporary romance, EVEN IF IT HURTS

Be sure to check out Sharon’s review, the excerpt and
one-click your copy today!

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OLIVER

When I met her, I couldn’t take my eyes off her.

We were so young and so passionate.

We studied business in the day and each other’s bodies at night.

We always knew it would end with the semester, so we loved hard with no regrets.

LANCE

When I met her, I couldn’t get her off my mind.

We were fresh out of college and ready to take on the world.

We fit each other like missing puzzle pieces.

And just when I thought my life was perfect, it got better. She became my wife.

CHLOE

I met my first love while studying abroad in London.

When I moved home, I didn’t think I’d ever fall in love again.

Until I met him. The man who became my husband.

The one I promised a lifetime to.

Then, my first love came back into my life …

And I realized that love was bigger than any one man.

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Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse at KFF

I finished Even If It Hurts over a week ago, but what I never expected is for a story and its characters to have such an impact on my everyday thoughts. I still don’t know why I’m so profoundly affected by it since I’ve read this subgenre more times than I can count. The only conclusion I can reach is that the author’s not only successfully hit home, but also made me examine my capability to judge. Although I wasn’t jumping for joy with some elements of the story, it’s a read to be seriously considered. And as boundaries will be crossed, I’d highly recommend reading the synopsis if you haven’t already.

Mann’s storytelling is indisputably good. She made it difficult for me to control my emotions, and to say she cracked it with loves so unconditional would be putting it mildly. Set over a period of years and split into four parts, before anything else one gets the rush of first love and all the feels that go with it. My own memories came flooding back. The elations, passion and then the hurt of betrayal. Of course, betrayal comes in many forms and is therefore interpreted differently.

“… Even if it hurts. Even if it’s the hardest thing you’ll ever have to do, you have to stop.”

Oliver wowed the pants off me! Gorgeous, bearded and smooth-talking, Marni got the Brit lingo and collocations down to a tee. His loveable best mates, their banter and where they went together aroused many feelings of familiarity. But more importantly, the way he put the love of his life before himself.

“People disappear when there’s magic involved.”
“But I’m not going anywhere.”

The story flows effortlessly into the heroine’s new rose-coloured life. Although I was still in my comfort zone, it all felt too good to be true. For me, Chloe and Lance were a match made in heaven. Their pitch-perfect dialogue moved me, how he encouraged her career aspirations without much ado and how he supported her regardless of work obligations. However, was what occurred later fate or destiny? As fate can’t be chosen, I thought that at the very least, Chloe could have set a limit on love. Especially well-knowing someone wouldn’t come out unscathed. And as it’s not my place to say what her destiny will be, you’ll just have to read her story to find out.

“Sometimes, you have to leave for a while to remember why you fell in love in the first place.”

I was a nervous wreck three-quarters of the way into the book. No matter how hard I tried to put myself in Chloe’s shoes, I had trouble coping with some pretty spontaneous decisions made in some even more intense scenes. Sometimes we let our heart rule our head yet the reality of her doings because they did feel so lifelike, shattered me.

“One day, I hope the hurt will finally go away.”

Even If It Hurts is impeccably written. The author broke my heart to mend it and then break it again. I can’t possibly tell you whose team I was on as I adored both Oliver and Lance equally. Despite bawling my eyes out in the last chapter, a niggly feeling wouldn’t leave me alone—the hidden truth. Chloe does get advice from her bestie whom I really connected with but if it were me giving Chloe it, I still have no idea what I’d say to her. One thing’s for sure, not all is fair in love. Bravo Marni!

“You know this is wrong; you don’t need me to tell you that. I’ve never judged you, and I’m certainly not going to start now.”

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EXCERPT

© 2020 Marni Mann
All rights reserved.

 
“What can I get you?” the bartender asked, his hands hovering, waiting to reach for one of the bottles. 

I gripped the edge of the bar top, holding the cold leather, and said, “Prosecco, please.” 

The speakeasy wasn’t too packed tonight, just a steady business crowd filling the main space and the small seating nooks that were like little dens built into the perimeter. 

My eyes were falling over the row of wine, studying the labels, when I felt a piece of fabric brush across the side of my arm. I turned just in time to see a dark suit jacket leaving my skin, and with it came a scent. One that was so sharp and demanding—the smell of power if it came in a bottle.

I couldn’t believe how much I liked it. 

My gaze traveled higher to the silk tie, the broad shoulders, and the full frame that was at least six-three and all suit. And I found myself holding in my breath as I took in this absolutely gorgeous man with thick black hair and a clean-shaven face, blue eyes so dark that they looked navy. 

“Have you ordered?” he asked in a rich, deep voice. 

“He’s making mine now.”

It was easy to see there was nothing raw about this man. He had a polished, educated demeanor with a richness that went well beyond the cost of his suit. 

He smiled, and I found myself sucked into it, unable to look away. “What’s your name?” 

With a stare as invasive as his, one I felt move straight through me, it seemed my name was something he should certainly know at this point.

“Chloe Kennedy.” 

He turned his body so he was now facing me, showing me details I hadn’t picked up before—a narrow, angular nose and tiny wrinkles at the sides of his eyes. His hand reached forward, and when it surrounded mine, he said, “Lance Hamilton.” 

“Here’s your Prosecco,” the bartender said, and from the corner of my eye, I saw him set down the glass. 

“Add that to my tab, and I’ll take a scotch,” Lance said with his eyes on me. 

I knew my cheeks were blushing, and it wasn’t because he was paying for the drink. “You don’t have to do that.”

“I can’t let a beautiful woman like yourself pay for her own drink.” His eyes narrowed. “Unless there’s someone else here who should be buying it?” 

“No.” I shook my head. “Only you.” 

My hand was still in his, gripped in a shake that I felt all the way up to my shoulder, across my chest, and down to my other hand that was clenching the cold glass of champagne. 

My comment seemed to make his smile grow, and he held my hand for a second longer before releasing me. 

“I was just coming to find you,” Molly said, startling me, her arm then snaking around my waist. “Looks like Lance found you instead.”

I glanced at my best friend, knowing Lance could hear us. “You know him?” 

“I work with Marshall,” Lance said before Molly could reply, and he leaned down and kissed her on the cheek. “Nice to see you, Molly.” 

She grinned at him. “You too.” 

He hadn’t been part of the group Molly and Marshall introduced me to when we first arrived, nor had I seen him at any of the parties I attended with her. If I’d met Lance before, I wouldn’t have forgotten.

“I’ll see you back at the table,” she said, her arm leaving my waist, and she gave me a look I knew well. It was one that told me she approved, and then she was gone just as the bartender handed Lance his drink.

“Thank you again,” I said as he handed the bartender his credit card. He held his glass in the air, near mine, smiling.

“To the morning and everything that happens in between.”

I laughed, clicking my Prosecco to his scotch, and it felt like a warmth had crept over me, even before I put my lips to glass and swallowed. 
 

 

Meet Marni:

Bestselling Author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.

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EVEN IF IT HURTS by Marni Mann is LIVE!

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When you have a perfect marriage, only an impossible reconnection could make you risk it all.

Today we couldn’t be more delighted to be sharing USA Today bestselling author Marni Mann’s highly anticipated and emotionally charged contemporary romance, EVEN IF IT HURTS

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OLIVER

When I met her, I couldn’t take my eyes off her.

We were so young and so passionate.

We studied business in the day and each other’s bodies at night.

We always knew it would end with the semester, so we loved hard with no regrets.

LANCE

When I met her, I couldn’t get her off my mind.

We were fresh out of college and ready to take on the world.

We fit each other like missing puzzle pieces.

And just when I thought my life was perfect, it got better. She became my wife.

CHLOE

I met my first love while studying abroad in London.

When I moved home, I didn’t think I’d ever fall in love again.

Until I met him. The man who became my husband.

The one I promised a lifetime to.

Then, my first love came back into my life …

And I realized that love was bigger than any one man.

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Be sure to download your copy of EVEN IF IT HURTS today!

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Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse at KFF

I finished Even If It Hurts over a week ago, but what I never expected is for a story and its characters to have such an impact on my everyday thoughts. I still don’t know why I’m so profoundly affected by it since I’ve read this subgenre more times than I can count. The only conclusion I can reach is that the author’s not only successfully hit home, but also made me examine my capability to judge. Although I wasn’t jumping for joy with some elements of the story, it’s a read to be seriously considered. And as boundaries will be crossed, I’d highly recommend reading the synopsis if you haven’t already.

Mann’s storytelling is indisputably good. She made it difficult for me to control my emotions, and to say she cracked it with loves so unconditional would be putting it mildly. Set over a period of years and split into four parts, before anything else one gets the rush of first love and all the feels that go with it. My own memories came flooding back. The elations, passion and then the hurt of betrayal. Of course, betrayal comes in many forms and is therefore interpreted differently.

“… Even if it hurts. Even if it’s the hardest thing you’ll ever have to do, you have to stop.”

Oliver wowed the pants off me! Gorgeous, bearded and smooth-talking, Marni got the Brit lingo and collocations down to a tee. His loveable best mates, their banter and where they went together aroused many feelings of familiarity. But more importantly, the way he put the love of his life before himself.

“People disappear when there’s magic involved.”
“But I’m not going anywhere.”

The story flows effortlessly into the heroine’s new rose-coloured life. Although I was still in my comfort zone, it all felt too good to be true. For me, Chloe and Lance were a match made in heaven. Their pitch-perfect dialogue moved me, how he encouraged her career aspirations without much ado and how he supported her regardless of work obligations. However, was what occurred later fate or destiny? As fate can’t be chosen, I thought that at the very least, Chloe could have set a limit on love. Especially well-knowing someone wouldn’t come out unscathed. And as it’s not my place to say what her destiny will be, you’ll just have to read her story to find out.

“Sometimes, you have to leave for a while to remember why you fell in love in the first place.”

I was a nervous wreck three-quarters of the way into the book. No matter how hard I tried to put myself in Chloe’s shoes, I had trouble coping with some pretty spontaneous decisions made in some even more intense scenes. Sometimes we let our heart rule our head yet the reality of her doings because they did feel so lifelike, shattered me.

“One day, I hope the hurt will finally go away.”

Even If It Hurts is impeccably written. The author broke my heart to mend it and then break it again. I can’t possibly tell you whose team I was on as I adored both Oliver and Lance equally. Despite bawling my eyes out in the last chapter, a niggly feeling wouldn’t leave me alone—the hidden truth. Chloe does get advice from her bestie whom I really connected with but if it were me giving Chloe it, I still have no idea what I’d say to her. One thing’s for sure, not all is fair in love. Bravo Marni!

“You know this is wrong; you don’t need me to tell you that. I’ve never judged you, and I’m certainly not going to start now.”

Meet Marni:

Best-selling Author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.

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COVER REVEAL ~ BULLY ME: Class of 2020

We are so excited to be sharing the cover for BULLY ME: Class of 2020, a brand new anthology by New York Times, USA Today and International bestselling authors:

Shantel Tessier, Callie Hart, CoraLee June, Siobhan Davis, Kaydence Snow
K Webster, C.M. Stunich and Sam Mariano


Loving your tormentor isn’t easy, especially when they collect broken hearts and parade them around like trophies. They’re the bad boys, the alpha a**holes, and the thorns in our sides. They push us past our limits, turn us on, and break us.

They’re our bullies.
They’re the class of 2020.

Eight bestselling authors are teaming up to bring you eight unique stories about the guys we love to hate.

This anthology benefits one of the largest anti-bullying organizations in the world, and all proceeds will go toward helping to support victims of bullying.


Releasing 24th March, pre-order your copy of BULLY ME today!

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This anthology benefits one of the largest anti-bullying organizations in the world, and all proceeds will go toward helping to support victims of bullying.

Shantel Tessier, Callie Hart, CoraLee June, Siobhan Davis, Kaydence Snow
K Webster, C.M. Stunich and Sam Mariano

 

CODE OF SILENCE by Shantel Tessier is LIVE!

CODE OF SILENCE, a brand new Arranged Marriage/Mafia stand-alone romance by Shantel Tessier is LIVE! 

Dangerous and feared. 

Those words describe my future husband. Who just so happens to also be my ex-boyfriend. 

It’s complicated. Two years ago, he broke my heart when he left me to do his father’s bidding. After months of crying, I finally accepted he was gone and wasn’t going to look back. That maybe he’d never loved me at all. I never wanted to see Luca again. 

Now a cruel twist of fate has signed me over to him in a heartless deal. I’m his. He thinks he did me a favor, but I feel like I’ve been given a death sentence. He doesn’t want to get married because he still loves me. No, he did it for money. More power. 

I’m going to be a mafia wife. And there’s only one way out of it. Death. 

But as it turns out, someone else doesn’t want me to marry the ruthless Luca Bianchi. And if he has his way, I’ll see that early grave.

Download your copy of Code of Silence or read in Kindle Unlimited today!

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Reviewed by Tracey Lou on behalf of KFF

EXCERPT

© 2019 Shantel Tessier
All rights reserved.

I pick up a glass paperweight and throw it at his head, cussing when I miss him by a mile.

Damn drunk aim. I would have been spot-on if I was sober.

Taking a step back from his desk, I watch as his eyes darken, his jaw sharpens, and his
chest bows. He reaches out, grabbing the netting on my dress, and yanks me forward until

my chest bumps his. “You’re mine,” he growls in my face.
I tremble as the meaning of his words sink in to my foggy brain.
"The contract means I own every inch of you now.”


Meet Shantel

Shantel is a Texas born girl who now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart, who is a wonderful, supportive husband and their two daughters. She loves to spend time cuddled up on the couch with a good book.

She considers herself extremely lucky to do what she does while getting to work from home. Going to concerts and the movies are just a few of her favorite things to do. She hates coffee but loves wine. She and her husband are both huge football fans, college and NFL. And she has to feed her high heel addiction by shopping for shoes weekly.

Although she has a passion to write, her family is most important to her. She loves spending evenings at home with her husband and daughter, along with their cat and dog.

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