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CoraLee June’s A Lovely Obsession

A Lovely Obsession by CoraLee June is coming Feb 10th. Are you ready to fall in love with this devil in disguise?
My guardian angel is a devil in disguise. He hates me. He protects me. He watches me. My stalker is obsessed with keeping me safe. He calls me his prettiest debt. An assassin in the notorious Bullet gang, he uses his empire to control my life. Everything I know is a lie. What started as a debt turned into something more. What started as regret turned into obsession. Ambition is his muse and I am his conscience. Our past may bind us together, but his enemies will tear us apart. My guardian angel is a devil in disguise. He hates me. He protects me. And I think I love him. PREORDER NOW! Releasing February 10th! *Wide readers, please pre-order now, as it will be Amazon Exclusively starting Feb 12th! Amazon: https://amzn.to/341MqCe Wide: http://bit.ly/ALovelyObsession-Wide Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2NSfRQ1

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A COWBOY IN ESSEX by Lesley Jones

 

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ Check out Lesley Jonesโ€™s FANTASTIC cover! A Cowboy in Essex is releasing January 16th!! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

BOOK BLURB   If you add two strangers to a cabin in the middle of a snowstorm, the obvious is bound to happen…   When Essex lifestyle blogger and fashionista, Gracie Elliott crash lands into the life of Colorado mountain man Koa Carmichael in the middle of a snow storm, fists, chemistry and sexual banter ensue.   After the punk rock Tinker Bell and semi-retired country rock star share some sweet, emotional as well as laugh-out-loud moments, they find it impossible to deny that they might have just discovered what neither of them knew they were looking for.   Add to your Goodreads TBR: http://bit.ly/2MEJ8xS     EXCERPT We stare at each other in silence for a few seconds, and I feel a bit mean for being rude. He didnโ€™t have to help me out with my arm, but he did, and he did it with a gentleness that surprised me. โ€œSo, whereโ€™d you learn the first aid skills?โ€ โ€œPlayed a lot of football, got a lot of injuries, and learned how to fix myself up.โ€ โ€œBy football, I assume you mean that game where men wear lots of padding, run along carrying a wonky ball, knock other men out of the way until they reach a line, where they then proceed to throw down the wonky ball and score a point, or a goal, or something similar? Would that be the game youโ€™re referring to?โ€ He folds his arms across his chest and leans back against the worktop opposite where he sat me. โ€œIt would be the game thatโ€™s played something like the way you described that Iโ€™m talking about, yes.โ€ I nod and then shake my head. โ€œAlways puzzled me why you would call that football when so much of the game is played with the hands. The foot and the ball, rarely actually come into contact.โ€ โ€œWell, what would you call it?โ€ โ€œBig-men-that-are-scared-of-getting-hurt-so-they-wear-lots-of-padding-while they-run-around-ball.โ€ ABOUT THE AUTHOR Lesley was born and raised in a small working-class town in Essex, just outside of East London. Sheโ€™s married with three sons and in 2006 they all moved to the other side of the world, settling on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, about fifty kilometres outside of Melbourne, Australia. Lesley is currently โ€˜a stay at home mumโ€™, but in the past, she has worked at โ€˜good old Mark & Spencerโ€™ for thirteen years and as a teacherโ€™s assistant.As well as writing, Lesley loves to read and has been known to get through four or five books a week, when sheโ€™s not writing that is. Her other interests are watching her boys play footballโ€ฆ the round ball version. Sheโ€™s happy to admit to being an addict of social media and owes a lot to her Facebook and Twitter family in promoting her book. Lesley is also rather partial to a glass or bottle of wine, a nicely chilled Marlborough Sav Blanc being her favourite. Being a born and raised Essex girl, she will happily admit being a big fan of spray tans, manis, pedis, and is regularly, waxed, tinted and sculpted, although she doesnโ€™t own a pair of white stilettos.   AUTHOR LINKS Facebook Reader Group: bit.ly/LJBOOKBAR Facebook Page: bit.ly/LJFBPAGE Website: www.lesleyjoneswrites.com Newsletter signup: http://bit.ly/NLSIGNUP Amazon: http://geni.us/lesleyjonesamazon BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/lesley-jones Goodreads Author Profile: http://bit.ly/2hAfiOv Twitter @LesleyKJones : http://bit.ly/2DIBCwo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lesleyjoneswrites/
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The Trouble with Gravity by K.K. Allen




Title: The Trouble with Gravity
A Standalone Enemies to Lovers Romance
Series: Gravity #3
Author: K.K. Allen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 2, 2020



Blurb

From USA Today bestselling and award-winning author K.K. Allen comes a steamy enemies-to-lovers standalone romance.

Kaiโ€™s life is a series of choreographed steps, each one shielding her from the tragic memories of her past. Audition, dance, paycheck, repeat. Itโ€™s a broken record, but itโ€™s what keeps her world spinning.
When a tall, mysterious stranger zooms into her life wielding his Aussie accent like itโ€™s a weapon and effectively shattering her tightly woven cocoon, her safe and secure world quickly begins to unravel.

Sebastianโ€™s theater production is a sinking ship. To add insult to injury heโ€™s obligated to give it one final run.
The mission is simpleโ€”salvage what he can before they all go down with the wreckage.
But first he needs to convince the woman who despises him, despite her darkest fears, to join the cast.

Without her, his past will undoubtedly destroy his future. But with her… he may be opening himself up to more of a challenge than he bargained for.








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K.K. Allen is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author who writes heartfelt and inspirational contemporary romance stories. K.K. graduated from the University of Washington with an Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences degree and currently resides in central Florida with her ridiculously handsome little dude who owns her heart.

K.K. published her first contemporary romance, Up in the Treehouse, in 2016 which went on to win the Romantic Times 2016 Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best New Adult Book of the Year.

With K.K.’s love for inspirational and coming of age stories involving heartfelt narratives and honest emotions, you can be assured to always be surprised by what K.K. releases next.


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Retaliation

Retaliation
The Oceanstone Initiative #2
by Haley Cavanagh
Genre: SciFi Romance
Publisher: Covey Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: December 27, 2019
One doctor, one alien lover, one botanist, and one engineer on a desperate mission to save earth from human destruction.
Sakota saved Astraeus and her friends from certain death, but in doing so, she gained the attention of the Oreck, who will stop at nothing to destroy everything in their path.
With their ship severely damaged, Sakota and her crew land on a nearby planet and seek sanctuary while they make repairs to return home. But nothing on this perfect planet is as it appears, and Sakota soon learns they’ve traded one danger for another.
Hunted and targeted, will Sakota be able to carry out her mission, or will everyone she cares about be destroyed?
Astraeus
The Oceanstone Initiative #1
Publisher: Covey Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: October 12, 2018
One pre-apocalyptic Earth. One desperate space mission to find a solution. One unexpected alien.
When Dr. Sakota Thorell signed onto the mission to scout out a new, habitable planet, she knew discovering extraterrestrial life was always a possibility. But she never expected to find an alien adrift in space, nor for that alien to be so intriguing. Sakota feels an instant and undeniable attraction to Astraeus, but he represents a million possibilities, and just as many threats.
There are others hunting Astraeus, and his rescue may cost Earth its last hope.
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Haley Cavanagh is a military veteran, wife, and mother. She is an alumna of Columbia College, a musical theater nut, and she loves to dive into any book that crosses her path. Haley resides with her family in the United States and enjoys spending time with her husband and children when sheโ€™s not writing. She loves to hear from her readers, and encourages you to contact her via her website and social media.
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Shutout by Jami Davenport

Shutout by Jami Davenport releases on January 30th!
CHECK OUT THIS HOCKEY ROMANCE! Swoon.

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Easton:

Hockey isnโ€™t forever.

The money and glory of being a professional hockey player meant more to me than a family, a home, and a forever. Now another man has my forever, and I have hockey. I thought making the big money and playing against the best in the world would feel better than this. Instead Iโ€™m empty and hollow, like a big piece of my heart was hacked off. There’s something missing. Something big. Something I can never get back.

Caroline:
I loved him, but he wasnโ€™t the love of my life. Someone else was.

My husband died too young, too suddenly, too tragically. Weโ€™d been unprepared, and I was left with nothing. I had no education, no job skills, and no future plans. My controlling in-laws were breathing down my neck, ready to pounce at any moment and take the twins away from me.

I had no choice. I turned to the one man whoโ€™d turned his back on me, on us, all those years ago.

Weโ€™d been shutout from his life, and Iโ€™d shut him out from ours. Can two strangers make a family? Do we have what it takes to forgive and move on?

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The Complete Rock Stars, Surf & Second Chances

Title: The Complete Rock Stars, Surf & Second Chances Series Books 1-5
Author: Michelle Mankin
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 2, 2020
From New York Times bestselling author Michelle Mankin, The Complete Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances Series is available for the first time ever in a box set. Five full-length novels. Your all access backstage pass to Southern California’s most famous rock band. 
OUTSIDE
When handsome California surf god Lincoln Savage suddenly rolls into Ocean Beach like a rogue wave, shy beauty Simone Bianchiโ€™s foundation is shaken. No longer under the thumb of her domineering father, sheโ€™s made a simple quiet life for herself and her fluffy Havanese pup running a surf shop in her hometown. Long ago she gave up her dreams for a future with Linc.
But now the notorious lead singer of the Dirt Dogs has returned, and Simone is reluctant to admit that sheโ€™s still vulnerable to his killer dimpled smile and easy charm. She finds that although sheโ€™s stowed away the mementos, it hasnโ€™t been as easy to erase the memories of their epic summer love.
It seems he hasnโ€™t forgotten, either.
Is the recording contract heโ€™s offering merely a pretense?
Or does he have something more in mind?
RIPTIDE
Rock star Ramon Martinez can have any woman he wants, and he frequently does because he canโ€™t have her. His bandmate’s wife. The one woman he could give his heart to, but he can never let her know.
Karen Grayson wanted Ramon way back at the beginning, but she thought he didnโ€™t want her. So she made the safe choice. The wrong one.
Ramon and Karen were once friends.
Now theyโ€™re not even that.
And theyโ€™re both back in Ocean Beach and that dangerous attraction remains.
OCEANSIDE
Oscar night.
Rock star legend, Ashland Keys should be on top of the world, but the blond blue-eyed SoCal surfer is disillusioned with fame, done with drugs, bored with the groupies and sick of all the fake f*ckery.
A rising star, Fanny Bay is nominated for best original song in the same category as the Dirt Dogs band, but the novel redhead with the corkscrew curls and the slight Canadian accent would prefer to chart a course with a different destination.
Hollywood is not for her.
Heโ€™s full of regrets, darkness and secrets.
Sheโ€™s full of hope and light and has mysteries of her own.
Together, they donโ€™t make sense.
But heโ€™s what sheโ€™s always wanted, and she just might be everything he needs.
HIGH TIDE & ISLAND SIDE
Hollie Lesowski is a beautiful young actress locked in a legal battle with one of the most powerful and feared directors in Hollywood, a man who betrayed and hurt her, a man she mistakenly believed was her father.
Maximillian Cash is her bodyguard, a blond, blue-eyed giant sworn to protect her. Gentle despite his imposing presence, he seems to be just right for her. But can she trust him with her deepest secrets?
Diesel Le is a rock star in her sister’s band. Devastatingly sexy and annoyingly arrogant, the former pro surfer from Hawaii delights in driving her and everyone else crazy. So, why does she have to continually remind herself to stay away from him?
Two uniquely handsome men tempt her. Both want to make her their own. But one is her employee, and the other is a confirmed player.
Will she be swept away by temptation?
High Tide and Island Side is a heart-twisting, gut-churning, page-turning, coming-of-age duet. It is a triangular second-chance love story with two compelling alpha males but no cheating. Romantic and suspenseful, it sparkles with the glitz of Hollywood, sizzles with the tropical heat of Hawaii, and steals your breath at times, but it will also make your spirit soar.
Michelle Mankin is the New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Records series of novels. 
Fall in love with a rock star. 
Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a BRUTAL STRENGTH centered trilogy,combining the plot underpinnings of Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock ‘n roll industry. 
Things take a bit of an edgier, once upon a time turn with the TEMPEST series. These pierced,tatted, and troubled Seattle rockers are young and on the cusp of making it big, but with serious obstacles to overcome that may prevent them from ever getting there. 
Rock stars, myths, and legends collide with paranormal romance in a totally mesmerizing way in the MAGIC series. 
Get swept away by temptation in the ROCK STARS, SURF AND SECOND CHANCES series. 
Romance and self-discovery, the FINDING ME series is a Tempest spin off with a more experienced but familiar cast of characters. 
The ROCK F*CK CLUB series is a girl-power fueled reality show with the groupies choosing the rock stars. 
When Michelle is not prowling the streets of her Texas town listening to her rock or NOLA funk music much too loud, she is putting her daydreams down on paper or traveling the world with her family and friends, sometimes for real, and sometimes just for pretend.
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Mountain Desire by Vanessa Vale

One taste of their woman will never be enough…
Mountain Desire by Vanessa Vale releases on January 14th!

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When Dr. Samantha Smyth confuses the town’s sexy mechanic for a patient, she gets a lesson she’ll never forget…

Being a child genius might have made Sam a doctor by twenty-two, but she’s learned nothing about men. Her world is scalpels and scrubs, not silk and seduction. Sam is used to receiving attention for her brain, not her body, but when Mac and Hardin find out she needs tutoring between the sheets, they volunteer for the job. They’re diligent in their task, ensuring she’s an expert in pleasure… with them. Only them.

Mac knows he is nothing the beautiful doctor deserves. He works with his hands. He’s rough around the edges, tattooed and older, but he wants her anyway. He and his best friend, Hardin, have spent years searching for a woman they can claim together. Hardin likes the quiet life and spends more time with horses than humans, which suits him just fine. But one taste of Sam and it’s not just passion they feel for their woman. It’s protectiveness. Possession.

When they discover Sam might be targeted by a murderer on the loose, they won’t let anything take her away. And their protective instinct reaches a new level when Hardin discovers he might just be related to the killer.

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Gripping gothic suspense โ€œNothing Hidden Ever Staysโ€ offers the perfect escapism. Secrets and memories trapped within the spectral ancestors of protagonist, Aubrey, will lead to thrills, chills, and all that goes bump in the night.
๐‡๐‘ ๐Œ๐š๐ฌ๐จ๐ง’๐ฌ ๐‘ต๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ฏ๐’Š๐’…๐’…๐’†๐’ ๐‘ฌ๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐‘บ๐’•๐’‚๐’š๐’”ย ๐ข๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง ๐ฌ๐š๐ฅ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—๐œ!
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Abandoned at a hospital when she was only three years old, Aubrey Ross grew up as a ward of the state, passed from one foster family to the next. Having endured years of abuse and neglect, sheโ€™s become hardened to the world around her.
Sheโ€™s flirted with depression and anxiety, and sheโ€™s haunted by premonitions. When a strange man approaches Aubrey with information about her past, she knows her life is about to change. Inside the envelope is the deed to a house in Ohioโ€”her ancestral home.
When Aubrey arrives in Rossdale, the town named after her family, she immediately experiences situations she cannot explain. She hears voices, sees apparitions, and has vivid visions of tragedies she can scarcely comprehend. Aubrey comes to realize she is reliving events that have happened to those who came before her.
Then she meets Hank Metzger, the townโ€™s sheriff, whose family has an eerie connection to her own. As the secrets of Desolate Ridge are unearthed, Aubrey begins to understand her destiny is tied to Hankโ€™s in a way she cannot escape.
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New Release

Dare You by KL Shandwick

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Book 1 in the Unchained Attractions Duet Series by KL Shandwick, Dare You, is *LIVE NOW*

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Dare You: Part One Billie and Sawyer (Unchained Attraction Duets Series)

Synopsis

What would you do if a stranger deliberately kissed you?

What if that stranger was younger, hotter than hell and your husband had already traded you in for a much younger model?

Now what if his smoking hot kiss served as the ultimate payback for you being wronged… would you welcome it then?

Seeking sanctuary from a rainstorm inside a wine bar alone Billie Collierโ€™s haven quickly became her hell when of all the places in New York City her soon-to-be ex-husband was also already in there, with his tall pretty homewrecker.

When another rain-soaked refugee swept inside dressed in a high dollar suit he does so with fear in his eyes. Drenched, Sawyer Wild breathed raggedly as he shrugged himself out of his jacket and quickly planted himself in the last empty chair in the wine barโ€”the one directly across from Billie.

Forced together by circumstance she seeks solace in Sawyerโ€™s flirty banter which strokes her neglected ego, and as time passes and wine loosens her tongue she confesses Loganโ€™s presence and her current humiliation.

Although relative strangers, he quickly relates to Billie’s desperate need to save face and with her curious husband approaching can Billie find her courage to trust and dare Sawyer when he offers her a chance to get even.

DARE You K.L. Shandwick ยฉ2019 Excerpt:

From the corner of my eye I saw Logan and cringed. The jolt of shock I felt had been of quite a different kind to the ones that Sawyer had stirred within me. Looking over Sawyerโ€™s shoulder I watched as Logan spoke to the redhead I instinctively knew was my homewrecker.

As if it were gearing up for attack, my body immediately locked up as I braced myself and felt pressure on my mouth as my lips automatically pinched tightly together. Blood roared in my ears as my heart rate spiked when he turned and headed directly toward us.

Without turning around, Sawyer leaned over and slipped his hand into mine. I stared down at it, still in shock and he gave it a small squeeze. โ€œI take it the man of the moment is behind us?โ€ he muttered intuitively in a barely-there voice.

Turning my focus on Sawyer, I remained practically frozen and nodded slightly, too choked up from a sudden collective of warring emotions rising within from my chest to my throat.

Previously, Iโ€™d only seen a picture of Poppy. It had been tucked into Colbyโ€™s beach bag after a trip to Nantucket with them, shortly after his eighth birthday.

This womanโ€™s face wasnโ€™t all that, but she was ten years younger and had a body I could only dream of. My petite, boyish frame was nothing like the taller, curvy, buxom redhead Iโ€™d seen clinging possessively onto my cheating husbandโ€™s arm a moment before.

Staring confused by my thoughts into Sawyerโ€™s eyes my feelings had fleetingly stretched from absurd to sublime. What the hell am I doing?

The girl Logan had chosen over me was everything I wasnโ€™t. In fact, she was more suited to the young, gorgeous man staring intently back at me than she was to Logan.

โ€œTrust me?โ€ Sawyer questioned in a whisper, his serious hazel eyed gaze intense. I had little trust in any man, but without waiting for my answer he leaned further across the table and intimately swept my long damp hair behind my ear.

A small thrill shot down my back in stark contrast to the nerves crippling me as Logan moved closer. Sawyer undaunted by his approach swept the rest of my hair behind my shoulder with the back of his hand, exposing my neck.

Another quick burst of adrenaline unexpectedly erupted within me and instantly ignited feelings of desire I hadnโ€™t realized I had missed until that very moment.

Fighting to ignore how my body was reacting, I convinced myself Sawyer was a brilliant actor. He genuinely looked as if he had wanted me and the tender unhurried way he had touched me had made me feel desired.

My heart had felt as if it were about to explode in reaction because, acting or not, it had been a very long time since any man had looked at me the way Sawyer did. When I wanted to lean into his hand for a more tangible connection I’d felt ridiculous, considering the circumstances, but I had still wanted to do it all the same.

With a soft smile like he got a kick out of making a show of us, his gaze rolled leisurely up my neck, traced across from my ear to my lips and his tongue immediately licked his own. I felt his weighted gaze crush in my chest until I could barely breathe and it dawned on me Sawyerโ€™s brazen intent was to actually kiss me.

ยฉ2019 Dare You, KL Shandwick.