Release Blitz: My Creative Billionaire 2 by Ali Parker

Release Blitz for My Creative Billionaire 2 by Ali Parker

September 29, 2016

 

thumbnail_mycreativebillionaire_2From #BestSelling Author, Ali Parker comes a spinoff series from her Billionaire Alpha Series… My Creative Billionaire 2 Being rich means living up to the expectations of others… even when you don’t want to.  After finally deciding to accept the job with Erica, Matt makes the move up to Seattle and starts to work through the balancing act of maintaining life under the hard task master known as Corporate America. No matter how much Erica works to keep him from becoming a different man, one thing is for sure… he’s changing.  In the bedroom if nowhere else…  ** This is book 2 in a new series. There is a cliffhanger, and book three will be out in 2-3 months, as will each subsequent novel.  +18 due to strong language, explicit sexual content and possible violence. #ContemporaryRomance #NewAdult #MustRead

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Author Interview with Ali Parker:

1. How did you become involved with the subject or theme of your book?

My new book is a billionaire novel about a creative type that wants to live out his dreams, but is battling against what he thinks his billionaire accounting mogul father and older brother want him to do. It’s the struggle between what you want for yourself, and what you think others wants for you. I am a CPA that turned into a fiction author, so funny enough, this theme and subject matter is my own. Matt, my Hero is working through that in the novel, and our Heroine is the same type of person, but has sold out to the business world – choosing stability over living out her dreams.

2. Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre?  If you write more than one, how do you balance them?

I have 10 series going right now, and the Billionaire books were born from my desire to write to market. I can tell a love story in any setting or subgenre, but romance readers seem to really enjoy the idea of a wealthy Alpha male who struggles to maintain in control and how his woman conquers him in the end.

I keep my series on a constant cycle, writing the next book in series one and then moving to wherever I am in series two. I have detailed notes, character sketches and plot holes lined out in a file folder I keep for each series. I also re-read the previous novel in the series to get myself back into character before detail plotting and starting to write.

3. Where did your love of books/storytelling/reading/writing/etc. come from?

I’ve always been an avid reader, but never a writer. I decided in my early thirties that I wanted to see if I were capable of writing a novel, so in 2010 I put my ideas to paper and wrote a YA tale. After that, it almost becomes addictive to see if you can spin another and another… The goal was always to create a setting/world, characters and a plot line that would intrigue people or perhaps even captivate them. I wanted to make the world fade and offer them a bit of a reprieve or vacation from the comfort of their couch. 88 books later… I’m still trying to do that same thing.

4. What were your goals and intentions in this book, and how well do you feel you achieved them?  

My goals for the Creative Billionaire series were to give my readers a spin-off from my best selling Billionaire Alpha series that offered them a little more time in the original world and with the original characters, but also told a story that struggled against passion verses responsibility. I think I accomplished and the reviews have been great for this one.

5. What was the hardest part of writing this book?  What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

The hardest part was not knowing the ending. I’m the queen of cliffhangers, and I usually won’t let H and h have love until the last book in the series, but that’s shifting in me all of a sudden. For this series, that love happened much quicker, namely because my main characters had been pining after each other for the last two years prior to where we open the story up. I will say that the ending was my most favorable part of book 2 because of keeping that love intact. I wasn’t sure how to surprise my reader and yet still keep the emotion between H and h solid, but the story took on a life of its own, and I was

grinning like a fool when the last word was typed. I’m proud of this one. It accomplished a lot of things all at one time.

 

Blog Tour: Choosing Happy by Samantha Harris

 Madison Buchanan’s life has imploded…

 

Her husband left her for his nineteen-year-old intern, leaving her alone and faced with starting over in her forties. With the help of her feisty best friend, Madison reinvents herself, armed with a new look and open to new possibilities.

 

 

 

Sean Taylor is gorgeous, fun, and young—very young…

 

 

 

He hasn’t had the best of luck. Sean’s track record with women is less than stellar, but when he walks into The Den one day, he just can’t help but be captivated by a dark haired beauty with the sad eyes and killer legs. She’s a little older, but he doesn’t discriminate. More than anything, he wants to be the one to make her smile.

 

 

 

Sean personifies the only thing that has eluded Madison all of her life—joy…

 

 

 

It was meant to be a fling, something fun, with no strings and zero drama, but Sean wants something more, and Madison is just not ready. She’s lived by the rules her family, her friends, even her boss have laid out for her, but her new life is not what she expected. Being with Sean opens feelings she never thought she’d experience.

 

 

 

The the demands of her family and her job throw her boring, simple life into chaos, and Sean is no exception…

 

 

 

Madison is left with a choice. Give in to the expectations of the world around her—or choose to follow her heart and be happy.

 

 

But choosing happy is so much harder than it seems.

 

 

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One: 

She took a deep breath and took a bite of her food, a sigh of pure satisfaction escaping her lips as she relaxed into her seat. Fuck me that sound. I could spend the rest of my life searching for more ways to get her to make that sound again. If her laugh had turned me on, that fucking sigh made things almost painful.

Two: 

“You are a mess,” I repeated, “but so am I. Life is messy.” I pressed my forehead against hers and exhaled. “The mess isn’t the problem. I can deal with messy. The problem is you won’t let me.”

“We make absolutely no sense. I get that, but I can’t explain it and I shouldn’t have to. We are so alike in some ways and completely different in others. She’s frustrating and overwhelming and I know that I should be running for the hills, but I love her. Why can’t that be enough?”

 

Samatha “Sam” Harris lives near Baltimore, Maryland with her husband David and daughter Ava. Born in Florida, she migrated north which most people agree was a little backwards. She has been an artist all of her life, a Tattoo Artist for more than ten years, and a storyteller since she was a kid.

 

Sam has a slightly unhealthy love for Frank Sinatra, classic movies, and Jazz and Blues music, but her first love will always be reading. From Romance, to Thrillers, to Historical Fiction and everything in between, she loves to become a part of the story. As a writer she tells the stories that she would want to read.

 

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“Maybe it’s not what you’re running from, but what you’re running toward.”

Alicia travels to an exotic land, with hopes to reinvent herself. She moves to Auckland, New Zealand, to heal and escape her unhappy past in America.

Hunter works in a bar to distract himself from the memory of a tragic past. Playing in a local band and resorting to one night stands are his only means for an escape from his reality.

Brought together by circumstance, an unexpected romance blossoms between these two tortured souls.

Can being by each other’s side bring them the happiness they are desperate to discover? Or will being together break their fragile trust and lead to more heartache?

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Cover Reveal: Her Brother’s Keeper by A.J. Downey

Title: Her Brother’s Keeper

Series: The Sacred Brotherhood Book II

Author:  A.J. Downey

Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: November 1, 2016

Cover designed by: Dar Albert from Wicked Smart Designs

 

Fate introduces people at both

the right and the wrong times…

 

So it is for Maren on the

absolute worst day imaginable. When all hope was gone, and she was whittled

away to little more than tears and despair, up walks Nox, an unlikely hero to

save the day. Maren is about to discover that sometimes the good guys wear

black, and there are times that the lines between good and evil blur beyond

recognition.

 

Nox is a bad man with a heart of

gold, or so it seems. It also seems that Maren has captured that heart with her

wide, tear filled brown eyes. Nox never saw himself going for jailbait before,

but that’s just what Maren is, all woman trapped in a seventeen year old package.

Still, what he wouldn’t do for her, including taking on the unlikely role of

keeper to her unruly preteen brother.

 

This mess could end beautifully

or in some serious time spent behind bars for Nox, but sometimes, it’s worth

risking it all.

 

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In The Series

 

 

Melody Beswick thought she was

bringing herself and her thirteen month old son home to his father. It was her

last ditch effort to make a better life for her and her boy. One in which Noah

had a father to look up to and guide him. While she knew Grinder wasn’t perfect,

she believed in him, and love always found a way, right?

Melody never thought her dreams for herself and her son could twist into such

nightmares, and that it was so true, the old adage, that the road to hell is

paved with good intentions. She’s about to find out that another adage is true,

that sometimes it’s better the devil you know, when instead of finding Grinder,

it’s his cold and critical brother Archer at the end of her long drive that she

must contend with.

With no other options, and no place else to go, Melody is about to make a deal

with this devil that she can’t refuse. Who knew it could, quite possibly, be

the best decision she’s ever made?

 

 

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A.J. Downey is a born and raised

Seattle, WA Native. She finds inspiration from her surroundings, through the

people she meets and likely as a byproduct of way too much caffeine.

 

She has lived many places and

done many things though mostly through her own imagination… An avid reader all

of her life it’s now her turn to try and give back a little, entertaining as

she has been entertained.

 

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Release Day Launch: Tinsel, Sand & Snow (A Christmas Collection) by Kat and Stone Bastion

Tinsel, Sand & Snow: A Christmas Collection by Kat & Stone Bastion is available today!

Be sure to treat yourself to Christmas early this year. And it’s a perfect eReader-stuffer for all your romance-loving friends.

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For the first time, Kat & Stone Bastion share Christmas romances from three different genres in one special collection. All have been loved as standalones by new readers of their books. The Bastions hope you enjoy the stories together in Tinsel, Sand & Snow.

Tinsel, Sand & Snow: A Christmas Collection includes…

Three Christmases ~ 4.9 star contemporary romance

The Espionage Effect ~ 4.5 star action & adventure romance

Bound by Wish and Mistletoe ~ 4.6 star Scottish historical romance

…PLUS a bonus scene for Three Christmases:

An Island Kind of Christmas

…PLUS a bonus scene for Bound by Wish and Mistletoe:

An Angel Turned Santa Claus

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Scorching (explicit) sex scenes.

Fire extinguisher highly recommended.

***Due to mature themes and adult language, this box set is for those 18 and older.***


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Three Christmases couldn’t have been more perfect…The No Weddings Series is one of the best I have read that follows one couple.”

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“Full of happiness, friendship, love and hot sexiness, Three Christmases is yet another gem from The Bastion’s that is so very perfect for this holiday season!”

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On THE ESPIONAGE EFFECT:

“Amazing! James Bond spy games fun with a splash of erotic romance. It’s twisty and turny and kept me on the edge from cover to the end.”

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“I LOVED it! Bound by Wish and Mistletoe is, to my mind, a perfect entry in the historical/paranormal fiction genre and has quite a bit to offer.”

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About Kat & Stone Bastion:

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Kat Bastion won several awards for her bestselling debut novel Forged in Dreams and Magick.

Kat and Stone Bastion’s bestselling first novel No Weddings and the No Weddings series were named Best of 2014 by multiple romance review blogs.

When not defining love and redemption through scribed words, they enjoy spending their time mountain biking and hiking in the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona.

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Release Blitz: Watching the Sky Cry by J.B. Hartnett

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New from J.B. Hartnett!

Watching the Sky Cry is a beautifully written, emotional story and is NOW AVAILABLE & Free on Kindle Unlimited!

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Blurb

Ten years is a long time when you’re thirty-two. We’d seen our share of ups and downs, but I could honestly say, they were mostly up. That’s the thing about happiness though. It lulls you into a false sense of security.

Neither one of us ever thought we’d ever be touched by crippling loss or immeasurable grief. But not all stories have a happy ending, and I knew, better than anyone, that sometimes, one of you won’t make it till the end. One of you has to go first. And one of you will be left behind to pick up the pieces.

That one is me.

But starting over isn’t what I thought it would be. I need escape from the memories that plague me, remind me. So I went back to where it all began. To the town where I was born. To the place whose beauty could pierce my pain. Where I experienced my first kiss, where I fell in love, where a man was my earth. And I…

I was his sky.

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About the Author:

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Julie is a southern California native, a fan of a really good story (preferably a romance with a happily ever after), really good pie (preferably pumpkin)and copious amounts of coffee (preferably Folgers).

She has always enjoyed writing and at one time thought she might be a singer/songwriter. The ‘writer’ part is that one that stuck.

Julie is obsessed with Pi…the equation and the food. She’s allergic to cats, cantaloupe and hates mushrooms. So if you ever want to give her a gift, those are out for sure.

She currently lives with her romance hero husband and two boys in Melbourne, Australia.

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Excerpt Reveal: Unsportsmanlike Conduct by Sophia Henry

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UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT

Sophia Henry

Pilots Hockey; Book 4

Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance

Release Date: October 18, 2016

Published by: Random House Flirt

Blurb:

The author of Delayed Penalty returns with the story of a free spirit who believes she’s found forever with a playboy on a singles cruise. Discover why Kelly Jamieson calls the Pilots Hockey series “fun and flirty, warm and sweet.”

Kristen Katsaros wants a life full of adventure and laughter. After a difficult childhood, her motto is to live each day like it’s her last—because it just might be. So when Kristen’s parents send her on a post-grad singles cruise in the Caribbean to meet a Greek husband, she promptly hooks up with the hottest guy she’s ever met. Pasha’s decidedly not Greek, but Kristen gives him a pass because he’s got fun written all over his rock-hard abs.

Pavel Gribov, the cocky playboy of the Detroit Pilots hockey team, can score any girl he wants. But when a teammate drags him on a singles cruise, he can’t resist the chance to help out a drop-dead gorgeous damsel in distress by pretending to be her boyfriend. Before long, the fake fling turns intimate, fueled by something much deeper than lust.

Kristen and Pasha both agree to walk away once the cruise is over, but reality hits like a slap shot when Kristen finds out Pasha lied about everything. Just when she’s ready to start living again, the two stubborn survivors must decide if they can bear to lose the best thing that ever happened to either of them.

 

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Excerpt:

 

Chapter 1

 

Day 1

Cruising in the Caribbean

 

Is there anything more perfect than breathing in the salty scent of the ocean while jogging around the top deck of a cruise ship in ninety-degree weather?

Well, sure, seventy-five degrees would have been a better temperature for running, but I wasn’t complaining.

Sweat glistened on my arms and a gentle wind blew the flyaway strands of hair away from my face as my feet pounded the track.

Mental fist bump to my parents. They’d succeeded in their quest to find me the perfect college graduation gift, even if I hadn’t realized it at first. When they presented me with a printout of an itinerary for a cruise a few months ago, my first reaction was complete and utter terror, because the mere thought of being on a large body of water with no land in sight gave me hives. But I didn’t want my amazing parents to think I didn’t appreciate their generous gift, so I kept it inside and went along with the planning.

And so there I was. Sea breeze in my hair, a cardio remix of Lil Wayne’s “How to Love” blasting through my earbuds, and a tropical destination. Nothing could ruin this moment.

Except the familiar face of the person running toward me. Which sent

my version of personal paradise plummeting to the ocean floor. Because in this case, “familiar” and “welcome” were not synonymous.

Maybe Spiros hadn’t recognized me. Maybe I could pretend I didn’t see him.

“Kristen!” he called.

Not even paradise could deter Murphy’s Law.

So I did what any smart girl who wanted to avoid her friendly stalker would do: I spun around, and ran the opposite way, putting more distance between us.

Note: When the self-proclaimed “smart girl” is unfamiliar with the territory where she is running, glancing over her shoulder to see if Spiros was still there is not the best idea. Because within three strides, I smacked into another runner.

Not a light, whoops-sorry-I-bumped-you collision. A head-on, semi-to-semi crash, where both bodies lay crumpled in a pile of twisted, burning limbs.

Burning, not only because the scorching Caribbean sun pounded on us from above, but also because the other semi had the body of a Greek god.

No joke.

As a good Greek girl on a singles cruise set up by my Greek Orthodox

church and paid for by my straight-off-the-boat Greek parents, I knew Greek gods. And the hunk of muscle I’d knocked into was Adonis in the flesh.

Instead of scrambling to my feet, I found my gaze frozen on his face. Particularly on the sexy scruff dusting his upper lip and jawline. His twelve o’clock shadow was a distinct contrast to the absence of hair on his chiseled chest. Even the sweat rolling off the tip of his nose didn’t detract from his perfection, nor did the red undertone in his sun-kissed skin, flushed from running in the heat.

“Dude!” I exclaimed, yanking the earbuds from my ears. Then I broke into a cough and couldn’t stop.

Adonis picked up his sunglasses, which must’ve fallen when we crashed, and replaced them over his eyes. He waited until I finished my coughing fit before speaking. “Maybe you need to pay attention, since you were running the wrong way on this track, yes?”

“I didn’t—” I couldn’t finish my thought. I was still trying to catch my breath as I considered the situation: Adonis knocked me down, and he had the audacity to blame me?

“Well, if you were going the right way, why didn’t you run around me?” I asked breathlessly.

“I was playing chicken.”

“Excuse me?” Who says something like that?

He jumped to his feet. “I waited to see if you would back off first. You call this game chicken, yes?” He bent down and held out his hand.

At least he had some manners. I clasped his hand and allowed him to pull me up, impressed at the lack of effort it took him to lift me.

“Common courtesy dictates that people don’t usually play chicken while running.” I brushed a palm over my butt, even though the track seemed fairly debris-free.

He drew the back of his hand across his hairline, wiping away a film of moisture. “I think this same common courtesy dictates that people don’t look over their shoulder when they run.”

True. Technically, my poorly planned attempt to escape Spiros’s approach caused the collision.

“I’m sorry I ran into you,” I said.

“Are you also sorry because you were running the wrong way?”

“Who are you, the track police?” I asked, resting my hands on my hips and leaning away from him, my breath finally under control.

“This track has rules. Today we run this way.” He pointed in the direction I’d originally started running. Then I followed his finger as it traveled in another direction, stopping at a red sign with the heading track rules in thick white letters.

Who pays attention to what day it is or obnoxiously large signs about rules when they’re on a cruise?

“Well, I’m really sorry. I got flustered. I’m trying to avoid that guy running toward us.” I nodded slightly toward Spiros, who had caught up to us by now.

Yep. Spiros Loukas, my annoying admirer, who’d also been running the wrong way on the track, stood at my heels. Just like at home.

Paradise lost.

I can’t explain why my protective instincts kicked in for the gorgeous girl who’d just slammed into me, but when the out-of-shape oaf she’d been avoiding reached out to place his thick, dirty hand on her, I jumped into action.

Without a second thought, I stepped forward and slid my arm around her slim waist, placing myself between the girl and the man who’d chased her straight into me.

“Kristen, are you okay?” the guy asked, panting.

The slob must’ve jacked up his speed when he saw the collision. It seemed a little sad that such a short burst took so much out of him. He needed to get in shape if he wanted to impress anyone.

“I’m fine. I had this rock of a pillow to fall on.” She swatted my stomach with the back of her hand, causing my muscles to involuntarily contract under her touch.

“Wanna join me for a few laps?” the man asked her, completely disregarding me.

But I’m not the type of guy who lets himself be ignored. “Who are you?” I demanded.

“I should be asking you that question,” he countered.

“I’m her boyfriend,” I said.

Kristen, as the huffing man had called her, stiffened. I patted her waist, silently asking her to go along with the scheme I’d quickly concocted.

“Excuse me?” He ran a hand through his unkempt brown hair as his beady eyes shifted back and forth between me and Kristen.

“You gonna tell him or should I smash his face?” I asked.

“We’ve been, um,” she stammered, “seeing each other?”

Her voice rose slightly, which would have made me smile if I hadn’t had to scare off the stupid fuck who didn’t realize this poor girl was running away from him. At least she was quick enough to go along with the story I’d created to help her.

“What? Since when?” he asked. “Who is this guy?”

I squeezed the tiny girl into my sweat-soaked side and felt her bare skin against mine. A quick glance down told me her hot pink shirt had ridden up to reveal a tight, toned waist. It made me want to get sweaty with her. And not by running together.

“He is not your business. What are you even doing here?” she asked, effectively taking the spotlight off me.

The quickness with which she regained her composure intrigued me, as if she was a pro at going along crazy schemes with no preparation.

“I signed up for this cruise months ago,” the man said defensively. “After your parents—” He stopped and shook his head. “I hoped we could spend some time together.”

My body tensed, but I kept my arm around Kristen, my hand still resting on her hip. She allowed me to stay close.

“It’s a singles cruise. Go meet someone.” She paused. “Someone new.”

“Or I’ll smash your face,” I promised. My fingers slipped down and skimmed her backside before curling into a fist behind her. Kristen reached around and swatted

at my hand until I returned it to her waist. She’d obviously gotten the wrong idea about my accidental ass contact.

Dough Boy didn’t speak, but his eyebrows slid closer together as his head swiveled from Kristen to me. I tried to keep my expression neutral, which was hard because this guy had to be an idiot not to realize that she didn’t want him to bother her. It had taken me less than two minutes to figure it out.

When neither Kristen nor I caved, his sloped shoulders dropped. Then he sighed and spun around, heading straight for the elevator instead of resuming his run.

Once he was out of sight, I reluctantly released my hold on Kristen’s waist. “Why are you trying to avoid him? Other than the obvious.”

A soft sweet laugh escaped from her deep pink lips, a trait shared by many of the beautiful Greek American girls surrounding me on the ship.

“What does that mean?” she asked.

“Possessive creep.”

“Kinda like a stranger who randomly puts his arm around my waist and claims to be my boyfriend?” she countered.

Her sarcastic comment didn’t put me off, because there was no conviction in her delivery. None of the animosity she’d been projecting toward Dough Boy came across toward me, just a feistiness I appreciated. I enjoy people who challenge me.

“I saved you,” I reminded her.

“You did, actually.” She adjusted the front of her shirt, peeling the fabric away from her sweaty skin. “Why would you do that?”

“I am a gentleman,” I said. Saying the words reminded me to lift my gaze from her tight stomach back to her beautiful face. “I guess American girls are not used to this,” I added before abruptly leaving her to continue my run.

I didn’t pursue women. They came to me because it was their foolish life goal to “land” a hockey player. No challenge. No connection. No love. Just a girl who wanted the status of being with me. Needless to say, we’d have fun, but there was no future. There was never even a second time.

Usually my protective instincts emerged only when it came to my family—including my sister, Katia, and her best friend, Svetlana, who was like a second sister. But something about Kristen made me jump between her and Dough Boy. She didn’t know who I was or what I did for a living. And she’d never stood outside the team’s locker room or waited for me to show up at my favorite bar, so I had anonymity on my side.

If Katia had been here, she would’ve teased me for the caveman-like growls that had rumbled in my throat as I stood toe to toe with Kristen’s stalker.

The Caribbean sun must have been melting my brain, because this Kristen girl was not my sister, just a stranger in obvious distress. And I couldn’t blame Dough Boy for trying to get with her, because she was by far the most gorgeous girl I’d seen on this boat.

When Blake Panikos, my good friend and teammate on the Charlotte Aviators hockey team, had first invited me on a cruise set up by a conglomerate of Greek

Orthodox churches in the metro Detroit area, I immediately declined. Despite being raised by Russian Orthodox parents, I’m not a religious person. The thought of being stuck on a boat with a group of religious fanatics made me want to chop off my dick with a hacksaw.

But Blake, who had been recently divorced, kept needling me to go. After various attempts to sway me into taking the trip with him, he finally sold me when he showed me some of the girls who would be on the cruise. He pulled up his Instagram account and scrolled through pictures of the girls he’d met at the church he frequented when we played together in Detroit on Charlotte’s minor-league affiliate team. Flipping through photo after photo of the most gorgeous Greek girls Detroit had to offer sealed the deal. A week in the Caribbean surrounded by sexy singles looking to hook up was worth the effort it took to relearn the sign of the cross.

 

 

~~~~Also available in the Pilots Hockey Series ~~~~

 

DELAYED PENALTY

Pilots Hockey; Book 1

Release Date: September 1, 2015

 

 

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Pilots Hockey; Book 2

Release Date: February 16, 2016

 

 

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Pilots Hockey; Book 3

Release Date: June 7, 2016

 

 

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Meet Sophia Henry:

 

Sophia Henry, a proud Detroit native, fell in love with reading, writing, and hockey all before she became a teenager. She did not, however, fall in love with snow. So after graduating with a BS in English from Central Michigan University, she moved to the warmth of North Carolina for the remainder of her winters.

 

She spends her days writing books featuring hot, hockey-playing heroes. When she’s not writing, she’s chasing her two high-energy sons, watching her beloved Detroit Red Wings and rocking out at concerts with her husband.

 

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Review: In the Company of the Dead by Ciara Ballintyne

ABOUT THE BOOK: Only a fool crosses a god, but Ellaeva and Lyram will do anything to get what they want.

Chosen as a five-year-old orphan to be the Left Hand of Death, Ellaeva has nothing to call her own—nothing except a desire to avenge her murdered parents. Her duties leave her no time to pursue the man responsible, until both her work and revenge lead to the same place—the lonely castle where Lyram Aharris is serving out his exile for striking his prince.

Lyram is third in line for the throne, and when the castle is unexpectedly besieged, he fears his prince means to remove him from contention for the crown permanently. Ellaeva’s arrival brings hope, until she reveals she has not come for the siege, but instead she hunts the castle for a hidden necromancer dedicated to the dark god of decay.

Within their stone prison, Ellaeva and Lyram must fight to save themselves from political machinations and clashing gods. But as the siege lengthens, the greatest threat comes from an unexpected quarter.

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A faint smile curved her lips, though it held no mirth. “Few like me, Lord Aharris. People aren’t fond of those who are prepared to do the hard jobs that they themselves fear to do.” Wasn’t that the cold hard truth? Recriminations abounded after the Siege of Invergahr, with many people telling him what he ought to have done. Easy to offer an opinion afterwards, when they weren’t present at the time. Someone had needed to make the decisions. That someone was him, and there were no good choices.

REVIEW: If death came to your front door, dressed in a black robe and as a beautiful man/woman–what would be your first thought? Would you let them in–even if they said that they were there to help you evade death? Would you turn them away, knowing that they would probably be able to get what they came for–regardless of your cooperation? Ballintyne has a riveting book of fantasy, one filled with dragons and goddesses. She fills her readers’ heads with fantasy and danger, leaving entertainment and excitement in its wake.

 

Lyram is the commanding officer of “the castle of angels”, which has now fallen victim to siege. He was exiled for striking the prince, leaving the King forced to belay punishment. After his wife was murdered, he makes a promise to find vengeance against the one(s) responsible…but he is not alone. The left hand of Death, Ellaeva comes to assist him–her primarily goal being to keep him alive…and to find out who killed her parents. Coincidentally, a necromancer in allegiance with the god of decay has run amuck and tampered with all of their food, making some very ill and unable to recover. With little food and nowhere to hide, Lyram and Ellaeva must face the oncoming battle that is just at his gates…and within the castle. When all seems to be at the breaking point, what else could possibly cause more strife…other than finding out the person(s) responsible for his wife’s death is untouchable without possibly committing treason? What matters more–loyalty to the king or loyalty to your word?

 

Ballintyne has a superb story-line with fantastic character development. All of her characters have such depth that will intrigue the reader and allow them to feel emotions like sympathy and pride. The book is very lengthy, but fast-paced after the initial character introductions. It is also well-written, with little or no errors. If you are a reader of fantasy, science-fiction and/or mythical stories, you may want to add this to your reading list.

 

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6591156ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ciara Ballintyne was born in 1981 in Sydney, Australia, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, one masochistic cat, and one cat with a god complex. She holds degrees in law and accounting, and has been a practising financial services lawyer since 2004. She is both an idealist and a cynic.

She started reading epic fantasy at the age of nine, when she kidnapped Castle of Wizardry by David Eddings from her father. Another two years passed before she began her first attempts at the craft of writing. Confronting the Demon is her debut book.

She enjoys horse-riding, and speculation about taking over the world. If she could choose to be anything it would be a dragon, but instead she shares more in common with Dr. Gregory House of House. M.D.

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Book Blitz: Blue Ridge Mountain Escape by Rebecca Bridges

rebecca-webRebecca Bridges grew up in Oklahoma in the third largest city of that state. Of course, in Oklahoma at that time the population was under one hundred thousand so she’s not a big city girl. She had the opportunity to live in Germany two different times, once in the 1970s and again in the early

2000s, for a total of eight years. Living in Germany she took advantage of the close proximity of all the other countries to travel and shop. Yes, she enjoys shopping and bargaining for the best price of whatever local goods are available.

Rebecca worked for more than thirty years for the Department of the Army as a computer specialist. In addition she served as a Warrant Officer in the U.S. Army Reserves. During her life she’s lived in nine different states from California to South Carolina and Texas to Missouri. You’ll notice she’s avoided going too far north since she’s not fond of cold weather!

Rebecca and her husband decided to make South Carolina their retirement home in 2011. Although she dabbled in writing prior to retirement she became committed to honing her craft and set a goal to have her books published. Now she’s completed one book she has another novel and a novella underway.

Growing up in Oklahoma she could see for miles across the plains where buffalo grass, paint brush flowers and mesquite trees grew. Her view today includes ocean waves, dolphins, pelicans and palmetto trees in South Carolina.

 

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Madison Hendricks shatters U.S. Army Ranger Trevor Montgomery’s self-imposed isolation when she knocks on the door of his mountain cabin. Their initial challenge to stay alive switches to tracking down dangerous criminals and bringing them to justice. Growing attraction pulls at both of them even though neither wants or needs the distraction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The view from this angle had her wanting to see more. Trevor had one fine backside. Madison stumbled. He turned and grabbed her arm before she did a face plant.

“Are you all right?” he whispered. His concern appeared genuine. “Is the pace too fast for you?”

“I’m fine.” Her reply matched his low voice. Heat flooded her cheeks. She’d been too preoccupied thinking about his ass to watch her step. “Caught my foot on a root. The pace is fine.”

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Cover Reveal: Courting the Countess by Donna Hatch

We just had a fantastic release with Author Donna Hatch … and now we get another one! I am beyond ecstatic! I love her books and I’m excited to share each and every one.

As a little recap – let’s take a look at the previous books we’ve featured for Donna’s before we see her newest addition!

And she has even more books we have not featured! Be sure to check them out!

And now … On to the cover reveal starting with our author!

 

Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.

 

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Synopsis:

When charming rake Tristan Barrett sweeps Lady Elizabeth off her feet, stealing both her heart and a kiss in a secluded garden, her brother challenges Tristan to a duel. The only way to save her brother and Tristan from harm—not to mention preserve her reputation—is to get married.

But her father, the Duke of Pemberton, refuses to allow his daughter to marry anyone but a titled lord. The duke demands that Elizabeth marry Tristan’s older brother, Richard, the Earl of Averston. Now Elizabeth must give up Tristan to marry a man who despises her, a man who loves another, a man she’ll never love.

Richard fears Elizabeth is as untrustworthy as his mother, who ran off with another man. However, to protect his brother from a duel and their family name from further scandal, he agrees to the wedding, certain his new bride will betray him. Yet when Elizabeth turns his house upside down and worms her way into his reluctant heart, Richard suspects he can’t live without his new countess. Will she stay with him or is it too little, too late?

 

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