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Release Blitz…Hardball

RELEASE BLITZ

Title: Hardball

Author: CD Reiss

Genre: Contemporary/Sports Romance

Release Date: March 29, 2016

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Perfect ass.

Perfect arms.

Perfect swagger.

They call Dash Wallace the Diamond King.

He’s the hottest commodity in baseball and in the bedroom.

When he runs the bases, every woman’s eyes are glued to his stunning body and a smile that puts the night lights to shame.

I’m no queen. I’m a regular girl with a regular job. I just watch him on TV and from the bleachers, season after season.

Girls like me grab a guy like that one in a million times.

My number just came up, and he is as spectacular in bed as he is on the field.

But there’s not a woman in the world who can distract Dash Wallace from the game. Not for a moment. Not even me.

Until the night I do. And everything changes.

Hardball is a SMOKING HOT, SEXY romance with a touch of angst and a ton of heart from CD Reiss. It’s a fun, witty, full-length standalone meant for the over-eighteen crowd.

GOODREADS LINK:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24982471-hardball

PRAISE FOR HARDBALL

“Dash Wallace is a dirty talking, sexy professional baseball player who falls hard for the girl next door, but beware… your heart will take a beating as you watch him struggle with sticking to all he’s ever known at the risk of losing the best thing that ever happened to him. Hardball is one of those books that will suck you in and won’t let you go until you devour every last, juicy bite.”

— Sawyer Bennett, NY Times Bestselling Author

“Fiery hot and enticingly realistic, CD Reiss’s captivating writing, complex characters and explosive love scenes make Hard Ball an irresistible modern day romance.”

— Katy Evans, NY Times Bestselling Author

“Delightful, sexy, emotional, exciting, exhilarating. I loved every single second of it! A sports romance with a DASH of kink….it doesn’t get any better than that!”

— Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads

“Unexpectedly emotional, beautifully written, and decadently naughty, CD Reiss once again owned me heart and soul. Hardball was an enthralling romance from start to finish!! And I never wanted it to end.”

— Angie and Jessica’s Dreamy Reads

PURCHASE LINKS

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MEET DASH WALLACE:  http://dashwallace.com/  

AUTHOR BIO

CD Reiss is a USA Today bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up she’s at the well hauling buckets.

Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels.

She’s frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn’t ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood.

If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.

AUTHOR LINKS

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/CDReiss.writer 

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/CDReisswriter 

Amazon:  http://amzn.to/1UQjZ22

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6896405.C_D_Reiss 

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/cdreiss/ 

Website:  http://cdreiss.com

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Sale More Than a Feeling

MORE THAN A FEELING by Sara Richardson is out NOW!

(Heart of the Rockies, #3)

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About MORE THAN A FEELING:

STOP RUNNING . . .AND START FALLING

For Ruby James the Walker Mountain Ranch is her safe haven. Here in Aspen, Colorado, she can finally build a quiet life for herself without fear of her old one rearing its ugly head. Or so Ruby thinks. Any single woman would be happy to indulge a tall, dark, and curious cop-but the closer Ruby gets to him, the closer she gets to losing her newfound peace.

Police officer Sawyer Hawkins is no stranger to secrets. He’s ready to leave town for good until a security threat brings him back to Walker Ranch, and Ruby’s gorgeous green eyes soon have him second-guessing his decision to go. Her kindness and quiet strength awaken feelings he’d thought long buried, even as her reluctance to talk about her past worries him. The cop in Sawyer only wants the truth-but the man in him wants Ruby in his arms forever . .

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NO BETTER MAN (Heart of the Rockies, #1)

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

BIO:

Sara Richardson grew up chasing adventure in Colorado’s rugged mountains. She’s climbed to the top of a 14,000-foot peak at midnight, swam through Class IV rapids, completed her wilderness first-aid certification, and spent seven days at a time tromping through the wilderness with a thirty-pound backpack strapped to her shoulders.

Eventually, Sara did the responsible thing and got an education in writing and journalism. After five years in the corporate writing world, she stopped ignoring the voices in her head and started writing fiction. Now, she uses her experience as a mountain adventure guide to write stories that incorporate adventure with romance. Still indulging her adventurous spirit, Sara lives and plays in Colorado with her saint of a husband and two young sons. Her first contemporary romance, No Better Man, was released by Grand Central forever 2015.

AUTHOR LINKS:
Website: http://www.sararichardson.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/sararichardsonbooks

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/SaraR_Books

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarar_books/

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Release Blitz The Hot in the Hamptons Series

RELEASE BLITZ

Title: The Hot in the Hamptons Series Box Set

Series: Hot in the Hamptons

Authors: Liz Matis, Jennifer Probst, Wendy S. Marcus

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: March 29, 2016

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Storme is getting married! And she invites her two college besties to her mansion on the beach for some fun while they plan her end of the summer wedding.

In Summer Dreaming, Kelsey meets her fantasy lifeguard in the flesh but Sean is more than a hot bod with a whistle.

In Summer Temptation, Leigh is dealing with a life-changing secret. But she still manages to have fun with a jobless Wall Street analyst.

In Summer Sins, Storme is having second thoughts. Then she meets a bad-boy biker who makes her question everything.

How will the summer end?

GOODREADS LINK:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29093663-the-hot-in-the-hamptons-boxed-set

PURCHASE LINKS

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AUTHOR BIOS

Liz Matis

Liz is a mild mannered accountant by day and romance author by night. Married 28 years she believes in happy ever after! She lives in the mountains of NY hoping for a HGTV makeover. She is a past winner of the NECRWA First Kiss Contest. Fun Fact: Liz started writing romances at the age of 15 with her friends as the heroines and their latest crushes as the heroes.

Website:  http://www.lizmatis.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/LizMatisFanPage/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/LizMatis

Jennifer Probst

Jennifer Probst is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of both sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her novel, The Marriage Bargain, was the #6 Bestselling Book on Amazon for 2012. Her first children’s book, Buffy and the Carrot, was co-written with her 12 year old niece, and her short story, &A Life Worth Living& chronicles the life of a shelter dog. She makes her home in New York with her sons, husband, two rescue dogs, and a house that never seems to be clean. She loves hearing from all readers! Stop by her website at http://www.jenniferprobst.com for all her upcoming releases, news and street team information.

Website:  http://www.jenniferprobst.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/jenniferprobst.authorpage

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/jenniferprobst

Wendy S. Marcus

Wendy S. Marcus is an award-winning author of contemporary romance. A nurse by trade, Wendy holds a Master of Science in Health Care Administration, a degree that does her absolutely no good as she now spends her days, nights, and weekends mucking around in her characters’ lives creating conflict, emotion, and of course, a happily ever after. Wendy lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley region of New York. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her dog Buddy, and blogging/e-mailing/tweeting/facebooking with her online friends. To learn more about Wendy and her books visit her website: http://www.WendySMarcus.com.

Website:  http://wendysmarcus.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Wendy-S-Marcus-Author-Page-184507031577429

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/wendysmarcus

GIVEAWAY

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Release Blitz Damaged Pieces

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.`•.¸.•´ ★Damaged Pieces

¸.•´.•´¨) ¸.•¨) Allie Able

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Blurb:

“When something is damaged or broken, the pieces can be put back together, but they will never be the same.”

KATIE: When I was left to raise my daughter alone, I decided dating just wasn’t worth it. I never wanted my daughter to experience the kind of heartbreak only a man can give you and I didn’t have the time, until Nicholas Sinclaire came walking into my life with his charming smile and his mischievous eyes. I just wish I would have known how it was going to end.

NICK: I knew she was it for me the moment I met her, but I had to leave. I had one more tour to do overseas and then I could come home to her for good. Little did we know, I wouldn’t come back the same man. I was damaged beyond repair, so I pushed them away and hurt them. It didn’t take me long to realize the mistake I had made. Now, I will stop at nothing to get them back in my life, but will Katie want my Damaged Pieces?

*This book can be read as a standalone.*

Watch the Trailer: http://youtu.be/eV8z9OBz55w

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Book 1 of This Series Scattered Pieces is now available.

You can find it here:

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About the Author

Allie Able is a romance author who tries to juggle her time between being a mother, wife and writer. Allie was raised in a small town in Mississippi and now resides in Georgia. Reading and writing romance has always been her first love. She decided to pursue her dreams of becoming a writer full-time, when the characters dancing around in her head wouldn’t stop demanding her attention. Now she can be found sitting at her desk, feeding her coffee addiction, as she creates her love stories, that are sweet with a touch of spice.

Author Links:

Website: http://www.authorallieable.net

GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/AllieAble

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Live HARD BALL

Your next favorite SEXY SPORTS ROMANCE IS LIVE!

Dash Wallace is a pro baseball player. Vivian is a buttoned up librarian. They’re about to set Los Angeles on fire!

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The Tribe

Pretty young Native American woman profile in blue jeans
Pretty young Native American woman profile in blue jeans

❋❋❋COVER REVEAL❋❋❋

 

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Book: The Tribe

Series: The Tribe Series, Book 1

Author: Sarah Cass

Release Date: April 5th

 

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Nirvelli is determined to wipe out any bit of happiness she has. Her life in the Tribe might have been ideal once upon a time—but three years ago one rebellious act ruined everything. Now she only wants out. Can she escape without destroying everyone she loves?

 

Kane has lived for over three hundred years with his companion Spirit Wolf. He’s known love. He’s known hate. Never has he run across a woman like Velli. Never has his Wolf cared one way or another whom he bedded or loved.

 

Until her. The Wolf has declared her his mate. Can Kane say the same? If he finally admits it, will his Healing magic be enough to save the deeply wounded Nirvelli?

 

A broken law leads to great tragedy, and their separation. Velli finds new levels of danger and loss on her own. Kane struggles to find her, but he may already be too late.

 

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release blitz convergence

RELEASE BLITZ

Title: Convergence

Series: Long Shot #3

Author: Michelle Grey

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: March 29, 2016

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Nothing comes between Tori Whitlock and her tornado chase season — not a serial killer, not even the hot FBI agent who’s vowed to save her life. But Detective Jack Mathis plays tough. Ending this case isn’t just his job, it’s his mission. And he finally has the advantage.

He faces Tori’s hostility and objections head-on, interjecting himself into every aspect of her life, and leaving him no time to dwell on his own.

Through the twists and turns of the madman’s game, Tori is forced to adapt to her unwelcome circumstances. Still, she fights Jack’s presence, and her attraction to him, as he tries to open doors better left closed.

For Tori and Jack, life and death decisions are part of their jobs. But, can they overcome their pasts and realize that there’s a difference between life and living?

GOODREADS LINK:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29538081-convergence

PURCHASE LINKS

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ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE LONG SHOT SERIES

#1 Dangerous Ally

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#2 Unspoken Bonds

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AUTHOR BIO

Michelle Grey is an avid lover of books, and had always thought that someday she would take up her pen and write romantic suspense. In 2009, Michelle was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer, and she realized that “somedays” aren’t guaranteed. This life changing event motivated Michelle to pursue her dream of becoming an author.

In January of 2013, Michelle released her debut novel, Dangerous Ally.

In September of 2013, the next book in her Long Shot Series, Unspoken Bonds, was published.

Now a cancer survivor, Michelle decided to use her platform to promote awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms.  In January 2014 she published, Are You Listening: A Personal Journal of an Ovarian Cancer Survivor.

Because it is so important to spread the word, one hundred percent of the proceeds from this $.99 ebook go directly to the Vicki Welsh Ovarian Cancer Fund to support their mission of fighting ovarian cancer through awareness, education, research and support.

Michelle lives in the Midwest with her husband of twenty-eight years and has four amazing and unique children, a wonderful son-in-law, and two beautiful granddaughters.  Michelle believes that any day that involves family, writing, or reading is a great day, indeed.

AUTHOR LINKS

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/michellegreyauthor

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/MichelleGrey13

Website:  http://www.authormichellegrey.com/

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6754000.Michelle_Grey

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The Burning Princess

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The explosive Princess of Flame, Pele, is on a mission. Her half-demon father has terrorized the Big Island long enough, burning and killing people for no crime worse than living. Even if Pele didn’t have an obligation to protect her people, she has to stop her father’s reign of terror.

But Pele has more problems than just her father. A dark spirit haunts the site of her father’s last attack, a ghost even the kahuna cannot seem to banish. And now visitors arrive on the Big Island–unwelcome foreigners and the volatile Sea Princess herself. Pele cannot allow them to wreak the same devastation on her island they did on Namaka’s.

Each of these dangers demands attention. If the ghost is left alone it will become a Nightmarcher, a nightmare more dangerous to the people than even her father. The half-demon may hold a key to dispelling it, but his power far outweighs Pele’s. And Namaka … the mermaid Princess wants something from the Big Island, something with the power to change the course of life on Sawaiki. Whatever that may be, it might be Pele’s best chance to save her island.

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interview Prince of Fire

Today we’re featuring Megan Linski, author of the Kingdom Saga, as she talks about the various motivations behind her characters in her newest novel, Prince of Fire, which you can find here: http://goo.gl/7mIt1b

Summary:

Thief lord. Wanted criminal. College student.

Zayde Amirmoez is in his last year of college at Ashana University, and he couldn’t be more eager to leave. A talented thief, Zayde makes a living by robbing jewelry stores in order to care for his ailing mother, who grows sicker each passing day.

Then the dreams begin. Zayde’s nightmares echo memories of a land from another time, visions of a mysterious princess who lived two thousand years ago. At the insistence of his annoying history professor, Zayde becomes friends with the beautiful freshman who loves to dance…the girl who looks exactly like the princess in his dreams.

As a dangerous new Dean and his spiteful son take the helm at Ashana University, Zayde learns of the legends of Queen Bennua, which are eerily similar to his nightmares. Could Zayde’s dreams be a coincidence? Or is it possible that Bennua and Zahid have returned, to save Sahrahn once more?

How did it compare when writing Zayde’s voice as opposed to Bashira’s?

It was very different writing Zayde’s (Zahid’s reincarnation) rather than Bashira’s this time around (Bennua’s reincarnation). Bashira likes to think on things and use all these complicated words, and ponders each situation before she goes into it. Zayde gets straight to the point and doesn’t like describing anything or being fancy in any way. Even when something bad is going on, he’ll try to make the situation humorous, or shrug it off instead of taking it head-on like Bashira. Bashira also likes talking about her emotions a lot, while Zayde doesn’t reveal anything about how he feels, even to himself. Everything’s very cut and dry with him. He’ll tell you enough to move the story along and make it interesting, but you have to read between the lines with him because he has to conceal everything. He likes living in the shadows and being quiet, and that’s just how he is.

What are some of the main differences between Zahid/Zayde and Bennua/Bashira, and how are they going to be covered in Prince of Fire?

Bashira tends to be worried about everything, and Zayde takes everything in stride. As he sees it, bad things will happen when they happen, and he’ll deal with chaos when it comes, but not a second before. He doesn’t tend to get as riled up as she does. The world could be ending for Bashira, but for Zayde, it’s just another day. Something that did surprise me, though, was the dark side in him. It’s a lot bigger than I thought it was, and he hides it well, but sometimes his sadness and despair peeks out at the most surprising at times. It was a blast playing inside his head, because he’s so honest with you as a character. In the previous Kingdom novels, Bennua took so much more work because I had to cut through the layers and layers of her in order to discover who she really was. It took multiple drafts of Kingdom From Ashes to get her to open up, whereas Zayde in Prince of Fire was like, “Here it is, and this is as good as it’s gonna get, so you can take it or leave it.”

Who do you believe is your most complex character within the Kingdom Saga?

I believe, more so than any of my other characters, that Bennua is more misunderstood than all the rest. I can agree with readers when they write me and tell me Alora (from the novel of the same name) is too prideful, too arrogant, when they say Kiatana (from Kiatana’s Journey) is aggressive and bratty, because that is who they are and who I made them to be. Bennua, however, is vastly more complicated than either of these two. There is always a hidden meaning behind her actions that few see or understand. Even she has trouble comprehending her decisions at times. Bennua has been referred to as brave, sacrificial, a true leader and hero, but has also been called selfish, eco-centric, and immature by the same readers who adore her. There are reasons why Bennua does the things she is apt to, and none of them come from a feeling of selfishness. Rather, her entire focal point as a character is centered around other people, much like Zahid. She makes decisions not on how they’ll affect her, but everyone else.

So do you believe Bennua obtains undeserved criticism from readers?

I wouldn’t say undeserved, as she does make irrational choices. Many readers forget Bennua has had no easy journey; she has lost multiple friends and members of her family along the way to bring peace to Sahrahn, as well as has been subjected to some of the worst experiences mankind has to offer at the ages of seventeen, eighteen, and twenty-one. Not to mention she’s felt the repercussions of a repressive society and a judgmental (and sometimes abusive) family during her childhood. The mistakes she made, and continues to make, come from a place of fear within her. Her worst fear, ultimately, is to be abandoned, and so she will do what it takes to work around that fear and keep the people in her life safe and happy, even if it means making herself miserable. This fear leads her to quick and misplaced decisions that wreak more havoc than she realizes. She longs to help too much, in an effort to be loved, and so it leads to chaos.

What about Zahid?

Readers are more willing to let Zahid’s flaws go because he conceals them, and so, we hardly ever see them. His true feelings and desires are rarely revealed to anyone, even Bennua, so it is easy to understand the things he does. It can be hard to sympathize with Bennua at points, but what readers must understand is that she’s willing to share her true thoughts. Zahid’s not. Many readers haven’t yet noticed that Zahid can be rather distant in his relationship with Bennua, which I cover more in Prince of Fire. Zahid’s biggest issue is that he shuts others out, and has a tendency to continue on regardless of the problem at hand. You could have a knife to his throat, and he still won’t talk about how he really feels. In Prince of Fire, readers are going to see that Zahid does have a darker side to him, a flawed side, that Bennua loves just as much as all the other parts. His darkness makes him the man readers fell for.

Faith is a huge theme in The Kingdom Saga. Was this influenced by any personal beliefs of yours?

I’ll always tell people that if you want to know what my beliefs are about a higher power, go read the Kingdom Saga. My faith parallels Bennua’s, while my doubt rivals Zahid’s. Only together do they make up what makes my faith, my faith. In recent years, I’d say one can’t get by without the other, even though I’ve spent plenty of time in both camps. The entire series has been an evaluation from where I started with “Alshams” until now. It’s definitely not always pretty, and the answers are few and far between, but regardless of whatever happens that higher power is always a central part of my life. Even if I try to escape it, that faith seems to tie my story together, just like it ties together the story of Bennua and Zahid.

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