Sunday, January 21, 2018

Cover Reveal! Have kidnappers taken advantage of the weather or is the bride a clever con woman?








Title: The Wedding Deception
Series: Characters connected to The Gathering Storm Series

Release date: 12th February 2018

Published by Viceroy Press


Blurb:

Supervisory Special Agent Finn Callaghan is impressed. While teaching a course at Quantico, he witnessed trainee agent Kennedy Morris take down a bully twice her size. Before leaving Washington DC, he stops by her apartment to offer her a job as his partner in Granite City, Montana and is surprised to see a wedding reception in her building during the worst storm of the year.

Kennedy is having a bad day. Her FBI training isn’t going well, her dysfunctional family is visiting, there’s a category one hurricane bearing down on them, and now she has to deal with her attraction to her superior Finn Callaghan.

When the bride from the reception, Vanessa Stevens, disappears, Finn offers to help. With Kennedy’s aid, they delve into the world of the rich and powerful. But their investigation reveals that no one really knows Vanessa. When the storm cuts the power and phone lines, they must ascertain if kidnappers have taken advantage of the weather or if the bride is a clever con woman.


Excerpt:

Finn entered, aware that he was dripping on her perfectly polished stone floor. The open-plan apartment was roomy and bright, even now with the storm raging outside. The kitchen lay in an alcove to his left. It was spotless, no crumbs, no stinky garbage or dirty dishes, not even an old cup of coffee, which wasn’t such a surprise when he considered that until this morning, Kennedy had been staying at the FBI Academy in Quantico.
The entrance widened to the living room. A large white couch sat in the middle of the room with a medium-sized flat screen TV on the wall opposite. Throw rugs, figurines, and pictures were artfully littered about, but there was nothing personal. The whole place felt like a Hollywood set with no family photos, knick-knacks, not even a newspaper to indicate this was a home.
Finn didn’t venture too far into the apartment. He daren’t. He’d had a long day, wearing the same suit, and he’d been pounded by the storm. He needed a shower and a hazmat suit before he could sit on the white couch without getting it dirty.
Kennedy waved a hand toward an older woman who sat in a large armchair near a wall of windows, as if she were holding court. “This is my mother, Sofia DuPont.” 
Mrs. DuPont had perfectly styled, short, blond hair, and the kind of dour expression that reminded him of a character from a Dickens novel. She took in Finn’s subpar clothing, his wet hair, and his five o’clock shadow. He had no doubt she’d assessed his net worth in one glance and found him wanting. That was fine with him. He wasn’t here to impress these people, although it did make him second-guess his first impression of Kennedy.
“And my sister, Riley.” Kennedy nodded toward a young woman with a shaved head who sat on the couch, staring at the television.
Then she turned to face Finn. “I don’t think we’re going to get any privacy here. Maybe we could go downstairs?”
Riley stood and stomped to a room at the far end of the lounge. “I came here to see you, sister dear, but you obviously don’t appreciate the gesture.” Then she slammed the door behind her.
Kennedy’s cheeks reddened, and she let out a long breath. “That wasn’t embarrassing at all.”
Sofia slipped on a pair of expensive looking, flat, black shoes. They probably cost more than all Finn’s clothes combined. “If you’ll excuse me, I have to return to the wedding.” She stood and walked toward Kennedy. “It’s bad enough your sister let Blake Sheldon get away and has come back to spoil his wedding. Now you’ve brought the FBI to our door like we’re common criminals.”
“Mother, I’m training to be an FBI agent. Special Agent Callaghan is here to…to—”
“Offer you a job,” Finn finished for her.
Kennedy smiled at him, her eyes shining. “Really?”
“A job working with criminals,” Sofia shouted as she marched to the door. “First you ran off to join the marines, now you have to humiliate me with this.”
“Mother, this isn’t about you.”
“Isn’t it?” Mrs. DuPont opened the front door. “I’m going to the reception. One of us has to be gracious, especially since your sister blew it with Blake. That could’ve been her down there. He comes from a good family. She would have been somebody. Trust me to be cursed with a pair of daughters who have no ambition.” She gave a heavy sigh. “I swear you do it to hurt me.”
“Mother.” Kennedy’s warning tone suggested Mrs. DuPont had said too much.
Sofia slammed the door behind her.
Kennedy inhaled a deep breath, blew it out through pursed lips, and then rubbed her hands down her pant legs. “I apologize, but as you can see, we’re just your regular dysfunctional American family.”
“Everyone has one of those.” Finn smiled in an attempt to put her at ease.
She drew herself up to her full height, so she was almost as tall as him, and squared her broad, swimmer’s shoulders. It was as though she was physically pushing away her embarrassment from a moment ago. “Tell me about the job.”



About the Author:

After being thrown out of England for refusing to drink tea, Marlow Kelly made her way to Canada where she found love, a home and a pug named Max. She also discovered her love of storytelling. Encouraged by her husband, children and let’s not forget Max, she started putting her ideas to paper. Her need to write about strong women in crisis drives her stories.
Marlow is an award-winning author, and a member of the Romance Writers of America.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

release

I'm so excitied! *** Cover Reveal *** Keeping It by: Rachel Robinson






Title: Keeping It "A Navy SEAL meets Virgin Romance Novel"
Author: Rachel Robinson
Release Date: February 12, 2018
Cover photographer: Lindee Robinson Photography
Cover Designer: Allison Martin at Makeready Designs

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Tyler
Tahoe. Badass. SEAL. Player. Powerful. Jerk. Available.
All words used to describe me for the past ten years. Wrapped up in the war, running and gunning constantly, has taken its toll on me. My next assignment is supposed to be a break, something to aid in taking the edge off; help open a new base in the miniscule, coastal, Florida town of Bronze Bay. A non-deployable position, I can work-out, decompress, and handle the mundane tasks of structuring a new SEAL command. Or, in other words, enjoy my free time with the tanned, toned, country women of the south.
Mission accepted.
Falling for a southern belle wasn’t supposed to happen. In fact, it’s more stressing than any challenge in my sordid past. Especially when she uttered the words, “I am a virgin.”
Someone cover me, I’m going in.

Caroline
My first memory is in an airplane over the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. My daddy sitting beside me and my heart full of joy. When I was sixteen, I made my first solo flight over those exact same waters. My daddy owns and operates the little airport in Bronze Bay, so my eyes have been skyward for as long as I can remember. Things like men and college, never appealed to me. My days are spent waitressing in my Mama’s diner, counting down the hours until I can head to the airport.
Then the SEALs came and changed everything. Big, brutal, jerks, forcing themselves into our little slice of paradise. Demanding use of our airport. One man in particular, aiming to take more than I’m ready to give. He is beautiful. Magnetic. Strong. Convincing. For the first time in my life, I’m flying in a different, exhilarating way. Keeping it isn’t going to be easy when merely looking at the man makes me think of four words.
Foxtrot. Uniform. Charlie. Kilo.
Bless my heart, I’m in trouble.




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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Midnight Blue, an all-new sexy standalone from LJ Shen is LIVE!

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Midnight Blue

Author: LJ Shen

Release Date: January 18th

It should have been easy.
I needed the money. He needed a babysitter to keep him from snorting himself to death.
I was cherry-picked especially for him. Responsible. Optimistic. Warm. Innocent.
The worst part is that I should have known better.
Alex Winslow. British rock star. Serial heartbreaker. Casanova with whiskey eyes.
“Don’t get near the devil in a leather jacket. He’ll chew you up and spit you out.”
Sounds familiar? That’s because it was a headline in a tabloid the second time he got arrested.
Guess what? I didn’t listen.
I signed the contract.
World tour. Three months. Four Continents. One hundred shows.
My name is Indigo Bellamy, and I sold my soul to a tattooed god.
Problem was, my soul wasn’t enough for Alex Winslow. He ended up taking my body, too.
Then he took my heart.
Then he took my all.
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L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat. Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards. She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed. LJShen.jpg
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The cover from New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward. Gentleman Nine releases on February 19th!

   
     
Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA designs
Cover Model: Lucas Garcez
Cover Photography: Sven Jacobsen
      From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.   Growing up, the three of us were friends. He was the nerd. I was the playboy. She was the beauty.   Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits. He lied.   I went off to college, and he got the girl. Amber never knew how I felt. They were together for years—before he broke her heart.   Through it all and across the miles, she and I casually stayed in touch. When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room.   Still reeling from her breakup, she’d sworn off men. One night, I opened her computer to find the shock of my life. She’d hesitantly contacted a male escort company. Afraid to date and get her heart broken again, she was looking for sex with no strings. Every emotion imaginable ran through me: protectiveness, jealousy—curiosity. Amber had chosen Gentleman Number Nine and sent him a message. She opened up to him, confessing, among other things, her physical attraction to her friend— me. But she considered me off-limits—and she thought I was a manwhore. (Ironic, considering the circumstances.) Eventually, she set up a date to meet Gentleman Nine at a hotel. When she showed up several nights later to meet him, she got the surprise of her life to see me standing there—with an offer I hoped she wouldn’t refuse. ADD TO GOODREADS      

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            Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a seventeen-time New York Times bestseller. Her novels are published in over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world. Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 13-year-old girl with autism and a 12-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island. Connect with Penelope Ward Facebook Fan Group | Facebook | Website |Twitter | Instagram     Other standalones from Penelope Ward: Drunk Dial: Amazon: http://amzn.to/2fXfzKn iBooks: http://apple.co/2tq7dRz Nook: http://bit.ly/2xeEH2H Kobo: http://bit.ly/2ihXnMD Mack Daddy: Amazon: http://amzn.to/2kWzE1S iBooks: http://apple.co/2iNrIPj Nook: http://hyperurl.co/aiypfj Kobo: http://hyperurl.co/r3hv19 Stepbrother Dearest: Amazon: http://amzn.to/1mFNMeg iBooks: http://bit.ly/YER0mT Nook: http://bit.ly/1taMFjG Kobo: http://bit.ly/1fJaaBs Neighbor Dearest: Amazon: http://amzn.to/2aWvypX iBooks: http://apple.co/29mC6L8 Nook: http://bit.ly/2akQ2aq Kobo: http://bit.ly/2axt1SY RoomHate: Amazon: http://amzn.to/294lIeT iBooks: http://apple.co/1PgsvE7 Nook: http://bit.ly/1PLGnSL Kobo: http://bit.ly/1POvSnW Dear Bridget, I Want You: (co-written with Vi Keeland) Amazon: http://smarturl.it/kh2bxf iBooks: http://smarturl.it/y4x3xi Nook: http://smarturl.it/o780mb Kobo: http://smarturl.it/kfgc6a Mister Moneybags: (co-written with Vi Keeland) Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ny7GhN iBooks: http://smarturl.it/3y1tuq Nook: http://smarturl.it/kx7h8m Kobo: http://smarturl.it/qqf5ho Playboy Pilot: (co-written with Vi Keeland) Amazon: http://amzn.to/2dbetFA iBooks: http://apple.co/1Wb06Cf Nook: http://bit.ly/2c9vRdV Kobo: http://bit.ly/2ctb6dv Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland) Amazon: http://amzn.to/1S3LnpZ iBooks: http://apple.co/1Qbwy57 Nook: http://bit.ly/29vrQhV Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/stuck-up-suit Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland) Amazon: http://amzn.to/1MvHLg2 iBooks: http://apple.co/1PffE2J Nook: http://bit.ly/1EjxNpY Kobo: http://bit.ly/1UxCSUO Sins of Sevin: Amazon: http://amzn.to/1F9tbc3 iBooks: http://apple.co/1K8mzGg Nook: http://bit.ly/1hTKAKE Kobo: http://bit.ly/1OaGY3D Jake Undone (Jake #1): Amazon: http://amzn.to/1dJrHBC Nook: http://bit.ly/1obAwJ6 iBooks: http://apple.co/1fJayQ8 Kobo: http://bit.ly/1SPKl0M Jake Understood (Jake #2): Amazon: http://amzn.to/1GFdves Nook: http://bit.ly/1FwJC0z iBooks: http://apple.co/1DQQwgC Kobo: http://bit.ly/1LQ7Fvk My Skylar Amazon: http://amzn.to/1obOG2F iBooks: http://bit.ly/SLNOTR Nook: http://bit.ly/SLO1qi Kobo: http://bit.ly/1kNrtAB Gemini: Amazon: http://amzn.to/1vgk1SE Nook: http://bit.ly/1KfmLHD iBooks: http://apple.co/1QTaONj Kobo: http://bit.ly/1BGJ2wu