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23 October 2017

Release Blitz ~ Too Distracting, The Lewis Cousins #3, by Bethany Lopez


Today we are celebrating the release of Too Distracting by Bethany Lopez. Too Distracting is the third book in a contemporary romance series, The Lewis Cousins. Check out the teasers and buy links below. The rest of the series is on sale for a very limited time!


Too Distracting
The Lewis Cousins, #3
by Bethany Lopez
Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 23



Synopsis

As the successful and driven CEO of Lewis Sporting Goods, Dillon rarely has time to eat a home cooked meal, let alone put any time or effort into maintaining an actual relationship. He's been living on fumes and casual encounters for so long that finding love and starting a family never even crossed his mind, until his cousins Gabe and Reardon found women who gave them both.

Laurel has been in love with Dillon since she was nine years old. Unfortunately, he's always seen her as his little sister's pesky best friend. She can't stop her heart from beating frantically whenever he's near, but she's become an expert at keeping her feelings from everyone, especially Dillon. Her secret has been safe, until now...

When Laurel needs help with her business plan, her best friend urges her to seek help from Dillon. Determined to push her feelings aside and focus on her fledgling business, Laurel knows she needs to do whatever it takes to succeed, even if it means being treated to indifference and big brother teasing from the man she loves.

Can Laurel work with Dillon and still keep her heart intact, or will things get Too Distracting when Dillon realizes what a beautiful, kind, and generous woman she has become?

Too Distracting is the third in an all-new small-town romance series by Bethany Lopez. Follow the Lewis cousins as they learn about love and loss in Cherry Springs, the kind of place where there are festivals for every occasion and everyone knows your business.



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About The Author

A1nt0F1SfnL._UX250_Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She's a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.

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Release Blitz & Review ~ Hard Wood by Lauren Blakely


From #1 NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes a hot and hilarious standalone romance about what happens when you have one week to convince your best friend’s little sister that you’re the one for her. What could possibly go wrong? It looks like things are about to get hard in the woods...Don’t miss the laugh-out-loud and insanely hot story, Hard Wood!

Now available on all retailers! Grab your copy today, and get Hard Wood in your hands!


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From #1 NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely comes a hot & hilarious new standalone romantic comedy...

Women often say a good man is hard to find. And a hard man is even better.

That's why I'm quite a catch-- good, hard, loaded, and wait for it...I'm ready to settle down too. But the woman I want to pitch my tent with lives clear across the country. Neither of us wants to get lost in those woods. All I have to do is resist her for the week she's in town.

I try. I swear I try. But yeah, that doesn't work out.

And after one fantastic night with my good friend Mia, I'm ready to give her years of nights under the stars. What's a few thousand miles when love's involved? But there's a hitch in my plans -- she just hired my adventure tour company. If there's one thing I'm committed to, it's running a squeaky clean business. Number one on my list of iron-clad rules?

Don't screw your customers.

But what's a guy to do when she's so hard to resist? How hard can it be to keep our hands off each other for a quick group tour down the hills and over the trails? I'm about to find out, and I have a feeling I'm going to need a new badge of honor because things are about to get very hard in the woods.

You can find this sexy standalone romantic comedy available across all retailers now!



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Hard Wood is the kind of heart-racing, hope soaring, face-flushing love story that I love to read! It was sexy, romantic, funny and an absolute pleasure to read.” ~ Red Cheeks Reads

"Hard Wood was such an adorable love story! A hot guy and his famous cat looking for their happily ever after ... Perfect #RomCom!" ~Bianca at BJ’s Book Blog


"I never fail to fall in love with Lauren Blakely's stories. Hard Wood is a swoony romance that will warm your heart and possibly other body parts." ~ Peggy Lee, Reading Keeps Me Sane Book Blog



Excerpt

I haven’t seen Mia in almost a month, since the last time she was in town staying with Max. I didn’t realize she’d be back a full week before her other brother Chase’s wedding, and am I ever glad to see her again.

She makes all parts of me quite happy indeed.

By happy, I mean hard as a rock.

Okay, fine. It’s not like I’m operating at full power this second. I’m thirty-three, not fifteen. I have plenty of self-control in the “when and where to pitch a tent” arena. All I’m saying is this woman gets me going, and I feel that zip down my body when I see her.

She’s on the phone, her eyebrows pinched, her expression harried. She drags her hand through her caramel-blond hair. As I walk closer, I hear her say, “I understand. Yes, I understand. Things happen.”

And that’s the sound of someone being disappointed.

Which is a terrible thing for this sexy-as-a-fiery-sunset woman to experience.

When she stops and ends her call, she spots me. She tilts her head, her eyes piercing, her brow furrowed, and her dimples killing me with cuteness. Her eyes roam from me to Zeus, and then she points at my boy. “I don’t know if anyone has told you this . . .”

I raise my eyebrows. “Tell me. What could it possibly be?”

Her eyes drift to the ground then back up. In a deadpan tone, she says, “But there’s a cat in your hat? Well, on your back, actually.”

“There is?” I crane my neck to peer over my shoulder. “You’re right. How did he get there?”

She parks her hands on her hips. “You’re in big trouble.”

“I’ve been bad, have I?”

She pushes my shoulder then wags her finger at me. “How did you keep this from me?”

I quirk an eyebrow. “The fact that there’s an awesome new Italian place down the street? It opened last month, and I planned to tell you.”

She huffs, rolling her eyes. “I’ve known you for months and you didn’t tell me you had a cat. Friends don’t hide pets from friends.”

She’s not in town that often. She hasn’t ever been to my apartment. And I don’t take Zeus upstairs to Max’s. But I’m not going to state the obvious. I’m going to have a little fun with her. Flirt with her. Because . . . that’s what we do.

“There’s a reason for that.”

Her eyes go wide, and she taps her toe, waiting. I drag a hand through my hair. Evie says my light brown hair is floppy, and she tells me this is a good thing. The ladies love floppy hair, she says. She’s been right so far. My hair’s been a big hit with the ladies, and other parts have, too.

“It’s a good reason,” I add.

“I’m waiting, Patrick. This really isn’t the type of intel you should hold back.”

I heave a sigh as if I’m going to make a huge admission, then I park a hand on her shoulder. Because, well, I’m a sneaky bastard and I’ll look for any opening to touch her. “Look, I’m going to be blunt. If I told you I had a hiking cat who rides shotgun in a backpack and can purr like he’s a jazz superstar, you’d have had no choice but to fall in love with me.”


Review

What do you do when the person you've been crushing on and desire to make a move but that person lives on the other side of the continent?

You decide if the person is worth it to make a long distance relationship work no matter how difficult it may be.

Patrick Milligan wants more than friendship with the stunning Mia Summers, but the distance between them seems too daunting for him. But the longer he spends in her company the harder it becomes to keep her in the friend zone.

Mia wants to see where things can go with Patrick but she's scared. Not because of the distance, although that weighs on her mind, but because of a previous experience with guy that used to be her brother's friend.

The sexual tension continues to grow between the two until it combusts into a burning inferno. The sparks fly when these two finally come together. Patrick proves to Mia that being hard is so, so good.

But no matter how great that are in the bedroom, and out of the bedroom, their living arrangements is still substantial. Can they find a way to make this work or will the distance just be too great?

Hard Wood is fun, sexy, sassy read that will keep you entertained from start to finish. Patrick is hero that knows his way around the wilds of the city and of the woods. A guy you want to have around when you get yourself into a jam.

Mia is spunky, hilarious, smart, talented, and a down-to-earth woman. She works hard and dedicated to helping others. There isn't anything she wouldn't do for her family and friends.

The chemistry between Patrick and Mia is electric. I love how they navigate through the bumps to build a strong and lasting relationship.

I loved every second of this friends-to-loves rom-com. It's witty banter, gripping storyline, and sexiness can't be missed. But I would be remised if I didn't mention that start of the show.... Zeus. I promise that if by chance you don't fall in love with Patrick and Mia, you will undoubtedly fall for the most enchanting cat ever.


And don’t miss Lauren Blakely’s other standalone Romantic Comedies!



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The Hard Wood Urban Adventure Pack ($380 value) is filled with:
✮ A stylish Michael Kors backpack for when a purse is not enough for your shopping adventure
✮ $50 Gift Card to The Body Shop to pamper yourself after a long day
✮ Your very own plush Zeus to snuggle with
✮ A Smores Making Kit for a backyard adventure



About Lauren Blakely

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than eighty times, and she's sold more than 2 million books. In October, she'll release Hard Wood  the final standalone romantic comedy in the Big Rock series. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!




Teaser Blitz ~ Tapping That Asset by London Hale

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In Temperance Falls, there's more than one way to get ahead in business.

Tapping That Asset by London Hale releases November 2!


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Blurb

She only wanted one night

Being on the road all the time because of the family business makes for a lot of lonely nights. So when handsome, charming AJ Phelps finds me in the hotel bar, I’m ready for more than casual conversation. After an amazing night, my hope to continue a brief affair with the town charmer is derailed when I come face to face with him the following day. This time, he’s not just handsome, charming AJ. He’s all business...and the owner of the brewery my brother is dead set on ruining. All may be fair in love and war, but there’s nothing as cut throat as beer and business.

He wants it all

As an ex-pro baseball player turned business owner, I have it all. Or I thought I did until Kennedy Rochester crossed my path. A one night stand with a woman as hot, intelligent, and feisty as that? No brainer. At least not until the following morning when she steps into my brewery and tells me in no uncertain terms her family business is there to put me out of mine. I should loathe her for threatening my livelihood, but I don’t. I can’t. Not when all I think about when I look at her is our single, toe-curling night together. Not when I’d give nearly anything for just one more.

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About London Hale

London Hale is the combined pen name of writing besties Ellis Leigh and Brighton Walsh. Between them, they’ve published more than thirty books in the contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense genres. Ellis is a USA Today bestselling author who loves coffee, thinks green Skittles are the best, and prefers to stay in every weekend. Brighton is multi-published with Berkley, St. Martin’s Press, and Carina Press. She hates coffee, thinks green Skittles are the work of the devil, and has never heard of a party she didn’t want to attend. Don’t ask how they became such good friends or work so well together—they still haven’t figured it out themselves.

Name Before the Masses Tour & Giveaway ~ Behind The Door, Hidden Motives #1, by A. Gavazzoni


Behind The Door
Hidden Motives, Book 1
by A. Gavazzoni
Genre: Psychological and Erotic Thriller


Blurb

When Lara dies at the hands of a Manhattan lawyer during a sex game, his defense attorney, Carl, hires Simone, a psychiatrist, professor and author of books on sexual behavior to help him buttress his argument that Lara’s death was accidental. To help his defense, Carl’s client has written a detailed account of his steamy, year-long relationship with Lara. Carl gives the text to Simone for analysis. While evaluating the presumed killer’s writing, Simone continues to receive psychiatric patients with sexual disorders and unusual fantasies, and to research strange sexual behavior for her next book. Meanwhile, Simone’s clinical partner, friend and research colleague, Edward, is working with the police to capture a serial killer who is torturing and killing women. From hot and unusual sex and interesting psychiatric patients, to the swing houses of New York and Paris, this fast-paced page-turner is a blend of mystery, suspense, humor, romance and erotica.



Excerpt

“Does that mean you’d like me to stop bothering you?”

“No. It means I don’t have answers to the questions I know you have.”

Aha. So she knew I had questions, I thought ironically. “And what questions do I have?”

“Why won’t she do it in bed? Why won’t she answer the phone? Why does she disappear? Why can’t we spend more time together? Why did she sneak out of my bed? Why was she mean to her mother?”

How nice. The lady possessed awareness of her own behavior.

“And what…possibly…might the answers be?”

“I don’t have any. I just live, Mark. I don’t plan. You, on the contrary, seem to do nothing but plan. But maybe I’m wrong. We hardly know each other.”

“And you don’t want to know more.”

“But I do… No, I don’t… I don’t have an answer for that either. I get all mixed up around you. There’s a sweetness about you that disconcerts me. I’m used to rough stuff…to people jumping all over each other. You’re kind. You’re nice. You’re polite. I don’t know what to do with you.”

“But you know what to do with the guy you were with yesterday.” I thought she’d claim he was just a friend, or rather, they were only good friends.

“Yes. With him, I know. We want the same thing. To have fun and that’s that. You want more. I feel that in you.”

“Then give me more!”

There it went. There went my pride down the drain. I did want more. I didn’t want any more fucking games!

“I can’t do that. It’s not in me. But I like being with you. I always come back for more. I just can’t handle getting close.”

“Then learn. You’re a very intelligent woman.”

“I am.” She laughed sadly “But I’m too rational. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not cold. It’s just way too much for me. When I get emotional things get out of control.”

“And you like to have control.”

“I need it for my sanity. Mark, I’m thirty-five years old. They haven’t been thirty-five years of roses.”

“I’ll never hurt you,” I said.


Strong women and Behind The Door

Simone is one of the main female characters in Behind The Door. She is a strong and successful, forty-year-old psychiatrist, professor, and mother. Lara is an architect, independent and successful.

I created those characters based on some wonderful women I know. These ladies are beautiful, intelligent, independent, and looking for love.

I always ask to myself why such women are alone. Why they can’t find “the one”, and the answer is simple—they live life their way. They fought hard to succeed in their careers, to have good jobs, to create their own history, and they are not going to settle for someone just so they don’t have to sleep alone. They want a person to complete them, to add to their lives.

Those women are not looking for a man who will support them financially or who will demand to become the center of their lives; they are looking for someone to share their success and to share an emotional connection. It’s as simple as that.

On the other hand, I’ve seen the way some men react when they meet this kind of woman. While some men love a strong, independent woman, others become frightened or intimidated. They cannot understand or relate to her self-determining lifestyle and her objectives in a relationship.

I wanted to provide an inside look at this kind of woman’s life.

Writing Simone and Lara was a pleasure and also a tribute to all the modern females I know—my friends, cousins, and all the strong women of the world who struggle to be happy, doing the best they can in all corners of their lives. I’m proud of you all!


About The Author

Gavazzoni is a Brazilian author. She just won The Golden Book Award 2017- Readers Choice for her first novel Behind The Door and also an honorable mention at Paris Book Festval 2017

Adriana is a lawyer, a former professor of law and a writer of novels and legal books, but she is also a voracious reader.

She speaks four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. When she is not practicing law or writing, she enjoys many interests and is a very active person. She loves to dance (Tango) and workout.

She loves to travel, loves good wine, and has been studying astrology for fifteen years. She paints and loves to cook.

She has two poodles -Gaia and Juno -and loves all animals. She is an aunt of four nieces who enjoy to paint and cook alongside their aunt. She lives in Brazil and is in the process of writing her next novel.

E-Mail: adriana@adrianagavazzoni.com


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Release Blitz ~ The Seven Series

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7 deadly sins...7 romance authors...7 novellas.

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Pride
by Scott Hildreth

Fisher Knox's pride has him staring down the barrel of a gun to defend a woman he doesn't even know. Little do the assailants know, this wouldn't be the first time Fisher has killed a man.

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He swoops in like a fantasy and steals my heart, but his insatiable greed will ruin us both.


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by Max Henry

One fateful night, one stolen kiss, and I’m determined to prove he does care about something … me.


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Wrath
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When love is ripped away, wrath invades my soul, blinding my vision and feeding my bloodlust—it feels like coming home.


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Envy
by Kerri Ann

Seeing it firsthand, feeling their wants, and dealing with the confessions of the fake repentant souls that cross my threshold, it leaves me wanton—envious of their absolution.

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Lust
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Lust controls every action between us when we meet, a hunger so powerful it consumes us both--until the unthinkable happens and she disappears.

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Gluttony
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My damnable past follows me everywhere, so I live with one set rule:
Only one thing matters, even if that one thing cost me everything.

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