Release Blitz

Beauty and the Assassin by Nadia Lee




Title: Beauty and the Assassin
Author: Nadia Lee
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 7, 2022


BLURB

Angelika

A sociopath has stalked me mercilessly for eight years. It’s only a matter of time before he kills me. Until I meet Tolyan.

He bursts into my life like a god of vengeance, seething with raw power and danger, trained to protect—or kill. He has a scowl for the world, but for some reason, he’s gentle with me and the combination of deadly power leashed only for me makes my heart flutter.

One night, he kills a man and I realize he’s the answer I’ve been searching for, if I can convince him to help.

Tolyan

Ten years ago, a man murdered the mother of my child. It’s time he pays. And I’ve finally found what he wants—Angelika.

Those wide innocent eyes and a smart mouth that makes me laugh are things I love about her. But she’s going to be my perfect bait, willing and obedient. All I have to do is not fall for her…







PURCHASE LINKS

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Free in Kindle Unlimited





EXCERPT

“Look, I know I sound crazy, but please. I’m not.” Her words come out fast and desperate. “My stepbrother’s a psychopath. He’s been harassing me, and the police say they can’t do anything until he does something more physically threatening. Apparently, playing mind games doesn’t count. He has to do something concrete.”

That’s always the case. Mental torture is far superior, and it’s much harder for law enforcement to deal with, especially when the target keeps moving. It’s virtually impossible to build a case among so many different jurisdictions. That’s one reason the most prolific serial killers generally kill across state lines.

Roy Wilks is a cunning little jackal. It’s so simple to break a person. And you don’t even have to touch them to do that.

Just look at this girl. She wouldn’t be asking a man she barely knows for help if she hadn’t been driven almost to her breaking point. For all I know, she might be broken already.

“I can pay you,” she adds. “I have some money saved up. Just in case.” Just in case I need to hire somebody to take my brother out is what she really wants to say.

I raise my eyebrows. The last time I checked, she had nine thousand and fifty-six dollars and twenty-two cents in her bank account. According to the statements over the years, she’s been saving a little bit at a time, despite working minimum-wage jobs.

It came with sacrifice. She doesn’t go to movies, doesn’t go out, doesn’t buy anything except the bare essentials—clearance-rack clothes and shoes—and she eats only what’s cheapest. Given her reaction last night, I’m pretty sure she skips meals when she can.

The notion puts a nasty taste in my mouth. People who don’t need killing should eat.

“I can give you all of it,” she says, then nods for emphasis. “It’s all yours.”

“I don’t want your money,” I say.

Her chin comes up as fire sparks in her whiskey gaze. “Look, it’s not a small amount. I have almost ten grand.”

“I don’t care if you have ten billion.”

Her fingers tighten. Her hand is barely large enough to circle half my forearm, but she’s trying her best to hold on to me.

For a reason I can’t quite identify, I like that. And because I like it, I want to be a jerk about what she’s saying even though I’m going to say yes at the end anyway. I don’t want her knowing how much I enjoy this small contact.

Before I can say anything, her mouth firms. “Okay. I hate to have to use this, but… I know what you did last night.”

“You do?”

She nods.

“Everything?”

“Everything.”

I give her a purposefully salacious smile. “I should update my security. I didn’t know you were watching me masturbate in the shower.”

Her face flushes.

I let my smile grow wider. “I came hard. Twice. Hope you enjoyed it. If I’d known you were watching, I would’ve—”

“No!” She hunches her shoulders as though just realizing how loud she was. “I meant,” she hisses, “I saw you at the house. The man in the news today who supposedly committed suicide. You…suicided him, didn’t you?”

Suicided. When did that become a verb? “You were there? At the house?”

“Yes.” She tries for a hard-bitten stare.

This is an amusing turn of events. I didn’t expect her to attempt to blackmail me. What’s next? Trying to strangle me into submission? She just might, from the desperation in her eyes. Whatever she got in the package from her stepbrother freaked the hell out of her.

Strangely enough, I want her to try to put her hands on my bare skin, even if it’s around my neck. Of course I’m too tall for her to strangle me while standing, so she’d have to pull me down to the ground, then straddle me, her inner thighs pressed tightly against my sides. As she strained—futilely—her hot breath would fan my face, her eyes burning into mine. When I’d had enough, it’d be child’s play to flip her over, watch her gasp while she was spread underneath my much bigger and stronger body. And I’d enjoy the realization dawning in those whiskey eyes that she was utterly in my power.

“I’m very willing to go to the police.” Her words break my thoughts.

I almost laugh. She honestly believes she was good enough to tail me without my noticing. Either she’s lost her better judgment, or she’s too desperate to think clearly.

“And I’ll tell them everything I saw,” she says, her hands in tight fists.

I let out a soft sigh. Her threat is about as serious as a kitten smacking a lion with its tiny paw. “And after I fed you dinner last night.”

Her throat works as she swallows. She shifts her weight and looks like she wishes she could sink into the concrete. Ashamed, aren’t you, little fawn? You have a functioning conscience. A liability in my business.

“That’s…different.” She can’t meet my gaze. Her face is red, too.

She’s cute. “Ah, yes. Say thank you for the sandwich, then run to the cops and put the man in jail. Two very different activities.”

“I don’t want to do that.”

“I don’t know what kind of person you think I am, but I’m not for hire. I’m too busy with my job at the foundation as an assistant.”

Confusion crosses her pretty face. She probably thought I worked in security. Cute. Very cute.

I pull out some money from my pocket, then smack it square into her hand. “Here. Take this and buy yourself something nice.”

“Ow!” She gasps, but not because I just placed three hundred bucks in her hand. “What did you…?” she says numbly. She tries to look at her hand, but her legs start to fold.

I catch her and pick her up, like Prince Charming carrying his Cinderella. She grows increasingly limp, her eyes unfocused. “Wha…”

“Don’t worry.” I smile. “The needle’s very thin. You won’t even find the hole when you wake up.”

—–

“I could strip, too.”

And talk to him while he’s sitting there naked? Given how shameless he is, I doubt he’d cover himself. No. He’d sit there, one ankle over the other knee, and smoke his cigar and sip his water, like he has the world at his feet.

“That’s…okay,” I say finally.

“If you’re certain. Just let me know if you change your mind. I wouldn’t want a guest feeling uncomfortable.”

If you wanted me to feel comfortable, you’d give me my clothes back! But the words stay trapped in my mouth. Right now, that isn’t the point.

The point is, I’m in his home. Under his control. I could put up the best fight of my life, but it would be about as effective as a mouse fighting a panther. I really wish I’d been able to snag a knife from the kitchen.

“So. Now that you can’t just run off to the authorities when you hear answers you don’t like, talk. Tell me why you came to me.”






AUTHOR BIO

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nadia Lee writes sexy, emotional contemporary romance. Born with a love for excellent food, travel and adventure, she has lived in four different countries, kissed stingrays, been bitten by a shark, ridden an elephant and petted tigers.

Currently, she shares a condo overlooking a small river and sakura trees in Japan with her husband and son. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading books by her favorite authors or planning another trip.

Stay in touch with her via her website, http://www.nadialee.net, or her blog http://www.nadialee.net/blog


AUTHOR LINKS




BRVL Book Promotions

#BRVL AUTHOR PROMO — Four e-books on sale at 99 cents each. By Brina Brady


 

Four e-books on sale at 99 cents each.

For Me (Rent Me Series: Christmas in Russia)

Christmas in Russia, steamy, HEA

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 99 cents ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

Amazon E-book on sale only here:

International Links: mybook.to/ForMe4

Irish Traveller

Traveller/Romani/gay boyfriends/Tarot Cards/Missing red-haired girls/ Family Drama, Forbidden Love, Hurt/Comfort, Kidnapping, KU, HEA

💛💚💙💜 99 cents 💛💚💙💜

International Links: mybook.to/IrishTraveller

Without Respect (Mobsters’ Gay Sons Series #1)

Gay, Steamy, Age Gap, Enemies to Lovers, Suspense, Organized Crime, Hurt and Comfort, Forbidden Love, Contemporary, BDSM, Spanking, Russian Mafia, Italian Mafia, KU

💛💚💙💜 99 cents 💛💚💙💜

International Links: mybook.to/WithoutRespect

The Runaway Gypsy Boy (Irish Runaway Series #1)

Romani Gypsy, Horse Rancher rescues abandoned horses, Age Gap, Domestic Discipline

💛💚💙💜99 cents💛💚💙💜

International links: mybook.to/TheRunawayGypsyBoy

Hosted by #BRVLBookReviewVirginiaLee

Cover Reveal

Secrets & Lies Series Box Set by M. M. Koenig





Title: Secrets & Lies Series Box Set
Author: M. M. Koenig
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Mafia Romance
Cover Design: L.J. Anderson, 
Mayhem Cover Creations
Release Date: February 14, 2022


BLURB

The Secrets and Lies Box Set includes all three books PLUS a variety of deleted scenes from all the books and character interviews that you won’t find anywhere else!

Book 1: Conflicted

Mia Ryan was on the path to make all her dreams come true. Her life was everything she wanted it to be; until one fateful night changed everything – leaving her broken and without direction. Nearly a year later, she still has little faith in anyone or anything. Desperate to reclaim her life’s ambition, she takes an unexpected offer that promises to solve all her problems. But as Mia moves forward, she’s faced with obstacles she couldn’t have foreseen. The biggest of them lies within the mystery of Ethan Fitzgerald; a man who affects her like no other, but who she should avoid pursuing, at all costs.

On a mission himself, Ethan Fitzgerald didn’t care who he pissed off on his road to fulfill his mother’s dying wish. He relied on himself, and was closed off to the world around him – until Mia Ryan walked through his door. Normally one to avoid messy emotions, Ethan’s world is turned upside down by Mia, and he can’t seem to get enough of her.

There are lines you can cross that will change the course of your life forever …

Book 2: Complicated

Mia Ryan has learned the hard way that her choices can have horrible consequences. Taking an offer that was supposed to get her life back on track was nothing but a ploy. To keep the ones she holds dear safe, she’s forced to finish what she started, without any hope of finding out why she was targeted in the first place. Though Mia has Ethan by her side, she can’t seem to believe in him, especially since most of his life remains a mystery.

Ethan Fitzgerald has done everything in his power to prove to Mia that she can trust him, but it never seems to be enough to convince her to drop the last wall around her heart. With deep and dark secrets lurking around every corner, he has his own plan to keep Mia from any danger, but it may just shatter their love forever.

There are so many questions – with even more shocking answers – and when Mia uncovers the truth, nothing will ever be the same…

Book 3: Concealed

Mia Ryan’s past and present are about to collide in startling ways, leaving her to question everything she’s ever known about herself. After a shocking turn of events that revealed some mind-blowing secrets, Mia becomes more determined than ever to take back her life from the darkness that’s consumed her. In her pursuit for answers, she quickly discovers that parts of her past, which have always been a mystery, might be the key to saving the ones she loves…and the man that stole her heart.

Ethan Fitzgerald knows that things are never what they seem. Taking down his father’s empire wasn’t supposed to be a challenge—that was before Mia Ryan waltzed through his door. Forever changed by a love that reignites his purpose in life, Ethan is willing to do whatever it takes to protect Mia, and his enemies know it.In this edge of your seat finale of the Secrets and Lies series, the stakes are higher than they’ve ever been before.

Can Mia and Ethan’s relationship withstand the malicious forces threatening them, or is letting go the answer that saves them and the ones they love? Everything comes at a cost—and it might just be true love.







PRE-ORDER LINKS

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU






AUTHOR BIO


M. M. Koenig enjoys being active and has a variety of interests that coincide with her passion for life. Always one to try new things, she has acquired a variety of skills. Her sarcastic nature and multitude of experiences tend to find their way into her novels.

When she has free time and isn’t writing, she spends as much time as she can with friends and family. To fuel her soul, she is constantly looking for new music, movies, and books to keep the writer’s block at bay.


AUTHOR LINKS




BRVL Book Promotions

#BRVL AUTHOR PROMO — Kane: The Kingmaker’s Sons By H.M Wolfe


 

Coming January 22

Kane: The Kingmaker’s Sons

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t… A solid career, a loving, supportive father and older brother, the best friends in the world, and the love of a special man. Kane Scott—son of Nathaniel Scott, the Kingmaker, one of the most influential and powerful men in the country—has everything he ever wanted and more. But soon, his happiness becomes clouded by shadows of the past. His husband’s past. From the start, Kane’s heart was captured by the beautiful, emerald-eyed redhead emanating an inner sadness. When Willard asked for Kane’s promise to never inquire about his past, Kane was quick to make that promise. Now, that forbidden past stands at Kane and Willard’s doorstep, threatening everything they have built together… leaving Kane with two choices: Break his promise and his husband’s trust by pressuring Willard to reveal secrets buried deep within his soul… or stay true to his word and watch helplessly as the man he loves falls to pieces. Two choices. Two consequences. Kane must determine before it’s too late, which path will lead to healing… and which will lead to destruction. Choosing the wrong path could cost him more than he’s willing to lose.

Hosted by #BRVLBookReviewVirginiaLee

New Release

BEAUTIFUL ROSE by Vikki Jay

Release Date: January 7

Early in life Zander Teager, CEO of Elixir learned that not every Rose is beautiful… then he meets the nerdy, shy Rosemary.

My mother Rose’s actions changed me forever. 
I hated her name all my life- until I met Rosemary Marlin, the geek with photographic memory and a tech wiz in my company. 
My first day at the research division in the small town of Cherrywood, I find her sleeping on the couch while the whole office is busy searching for her.
She befuddles me everyday with her precise breakfast habits, baggy flannel shirts, red glasses, canvas shoes, Wolverine wallpaper. Her list of quirks is endless.

I am told to stay away as she battles with extreme anxiety issues. 
But things get out of hand at a company party when I declare her my girlfriend to a room full of people.

That night, I learn about her… her wounds, her scars.

I wish I could go back in time and fix things for both of us.

But she has trained herself to not trust anyone. 

Can I make her believe that I’m going to stay when no one else ever did?


Grab Your Copy Here!

Meet Vikki Jay 

In those early morning hours when I’m alone, my imaginations run wild and I pen down the life of people living in my head. I live in a small town in Germany. The friendships, the camaraderie that people share around me inspired me to create Cherrywood and St. Peppers, the two towns where all my stories take place. 

I write about beautiful coincidences, finding love in unexpected places and times, and fighting hard to get that happily ever after.

I reject to read, see, write anything that does not promise a HEA. 

My characters are sexy yet shy, strong yet reserved…

I am married to a man whom I fell in love at an age of 15, proposed him at an age of 23 and married at an age of 30. He has no clue what I write or do when he snoring quietly in the next room.


Connect with Vikki Jay 



Hosted By:
Release Boost

Alien Architect Needs A Nanny by Tasha Black

Alien Architect Needs A Nanny by Tasha Black is now live!

https://geni.us/AlienArchitect
Get it on All Platforms

She’s there to watch over his children, but he’ll have to watch out for his heart.

Emelia Robbins works as an admin at the Alien Nanny Agency. She never goes on assignments, but when a desperate client puts out a last-minute plea for help, her boss decides to send her out in the field. It’s a one-year nanny contract, and if she fulfills it, she’ll earn a bonus big enough to make her dreams come true. But when she meets the out-of-control kids, she isn’t sure she’ll last a week. And her intimidating new boss might not let her make it through a single night. Mr. Drayven may be a well-respected architect, but his deep voice makes her tremble and his big body leaves her weak with unrequited lust.

Ra’as Drayven is working on the biggest project of his career. He needs a nanny who won’t head for the hills as soon as she meets his energetic daughter and complicated son. When the Alien Nanny Agency agrees to send help, he expects a matronly drill sergeant from the Outer Rings, not the beautiful young Terran who trips out of a rented gadabout and into his home. The last thing he wants is another pretty face using her employment to try and win his broken heart. Especially when her innocent eyes and dangerous curves might give her the power to do just that.

About the Author:

Tasha Black is a USA Today bestselling author of Paranormal, SciFi & Fantasy romance. She lives in a big old Victorian in a tiny college town. She loves reading anything she can get her hands on, making up stories, and sipping pumpkin spice lattes.

Claim your FREE Tasha Black Starter Library at www.TashaBlack.com

Connect with Tasha:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RomanceWithBite
Bookbub: http://bit.ly/3n3sGXw
Instagram: https://bit.ly/2XcuGlB
Amazon: https://amzn.to/394P2CN

Cover Reveal

Battle of Eirbor by Lynette Charrier

Battle of Eirbor
Lynette Charrier
(The Frelsarien, #1)
Publication date: March 2022
Genres: Adult, Fantasy

One hundred years of peace have shattered, and the gods have sent the most unlikely of Heroes, mortals.

On the planet Eyon, one hundred years of peace are shattered when the kingdom of Elmoria invades the neighboring kingdom of Tharon. Desperate to regain their lands and citizens, the Tharians beseech the gods to deliver Frelsarien to them—mythical prophets who, in the past, have used the power of the gods to bring peace to the land.

Meanwhile on Earth, Idun, Ayla, and Colton have no idea their bloodlines carry a curse that enslaves them to the Overseers — supernatural beings whose divine rule stretches across the universe, earning them the status of godhood. After the Overseers come to collect them, the three humans learn that they must bring peace between two warring nations, or be damned to a life on this planet with no hope of returning home.

When the three Frelsarien arrive, the Tharians are disappointed to discover that the gods sent nothing but ordinary humans. Some give up hope that they will be of any help, while others cling to faith. The Frelsarien must either find a new way to prove their worth to the overseers, or attempt to develop the powers they were promised. In the face of adversity, will they be able to rise up to the challenge?

In a gripping page-turner, author Lynette Charrier pieces together an epic tale against a backdrop of tyranny, strength and resilience. Battle of Eirbor is the first novel in the Frelsarien series, a masterpiece of epic crossworld fantasy.

Add to Goodreads


Author Bio:

Lynette Charrier was born in Manitoba Canada but grew up in Southern California. There she met her husband who whisked her away back to his hometown of Naples Florida. Not long after she earned her degree in interior design and quickly found a job in the field. However her true passion lies with the writing community. Ever since she was little she had been making up stories of distant worlds and far off galaxies. Now she’s excited to finally share those stories with the world.

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram


Hosted by:
XBTBanner1

Release Blitz

Saggy But Witty in Crescent City by Brenda Trim

NEW PWF ADVENTURE!
Saggy But Witty in Crescent City by Brenda Trim is now live.
Grab the next installment of the Mystical Midlife in Maine Series #free with your #kindleunlimited subscription!

Universal: https://geni.us/SaggyButWitty

BLURB:
Vampires with a vendetta. The Queen of Voodoo. Nasty necromancers. Just another day in my life.

If you need a magical mystery solved, apparently I’m your gal. As the go-to private detective for the supernatural community, I’ve got every shifter, fae, and ghoul knocking on my door. Now the local vampires have decided to test me by leaving a dead shifter in a public park.

Ever handled a pack of shifters looking for revenge? It’s not pretty. And right now, I don’t have the time to settle a feud. I have to get to New Orleans and find a necromancer to help me pull my ghoul’s soul from the other side. In classic mom fashion, I put my foot down and force the vampires to give up the killer so I can finally head out of town.

The Crescent City springs more surprises on me than a jack-in-the-box and I’m on a roll from the moment we touch down. I accidentally unleash centuries-old magic on a plantation owned by six mundie sisters, and then I’m off and running through the swamps just to evade demons and more vampires.

After I’m forced to seek the help of the infamous Marie Leveau, I’m officially fed up. My best friend is fighting for her life, and by the time I get to the necromancer,]]] I have to stop one of the Houdun Loa from hijacking my attempt to bring Selene’s spirit across.

Whatever happens next, I’ve made it clear to every magical being in bayou country why it’s a very bad idea to underestimate me.

#releaseblitz #releaseblast #releaseday #bookbirthday #booklaunch #newbooks #nowlive #saggybutwittyincrescentcity #mysticalmidlifeinmaine #paranormalwomensfiction #paranormalcozymystery #pwf #pmc #paranormalfiction #supernaturalfiction #fantasyfiction #witchbooks #booklovers #readers #bookbuzz

About Brenda:

A USA Today bestselling author, Brenda loves everything paranormal. She has co-authored over twenty-five books in the best-selling Dark Warrior Alliance series, as well as the Hollow Rock Shifters series. She also has best-selling solo titles readers are raving about.

Brenda created worlds that feature dangerously handsome heroes and feisty heroines. With the help of popcorn and candy, she takes dragons, fairies, witches, vampires, and so much more and brings them to life. She lives in Texas with her husband and three kids who fuel not only her heart but her life.

If she’s not writing, she’s reading, traveling, or knee-deep in projects with her husband and five sisters. She encourages readers to Dream Big. If your dreams don’t terrify and electrify you then they aren’t big enough!

Follow Brenda!
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3nm4TTN
BookBub: https://bit.ly/3lkCvQp
Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SvQHte
Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3lcKHCb
Instagram: https://bit.ly/33yg5oM
Twitter: https://bit.ly/2StFQQH
Website: https://www.brendatrim.com

BRVL Book Promotions

#BRVL AUTHOR PROMO — Freezing Aversion (Consortium Series Book 2) BY BL Maxwell


 

Preorder and sale

Burning Addiction

BL Maxwell

Consortium Series

Book 1 only 99¢ mybook.to/BurningAddiction

Book 2 Freezing Aversion Preorder

Brennan Clayton lived a life of privilege and comfort, until experimenting with drugs in college led to him quitting school to live the life of an addict. His days are spent doing odd jobs for cash to pay for his habit. One night, he overdoses and nearly dies.

Doctor Lucas Martel works the nightshift in the emergency room at Eureka Hospital. He’s reclusive and brilliant at his job, and he’s all too aware that not everything in Eureka is as it seems. He’s also a vampire, one who chooses to blend in with humans rather than feed on them.

Something strange is happening to the homeless and addicts on the streets of Eureka; many have gone missing or ended up dead, and others have overdosed on drugs so strong, no human cure can counteract them. Not normally concerned with human tragedies, the vampires can’t stand back and let this play out, or they risk exposing their world to the humans.

Brennan must face his demons, and Lucas will discover many things about himself, and what he believes to be true: a seedy underground of rogue vampires and drugs that must be stopped, at any cost.

*Warning: contains references to drug use and abuse.

#ParanormalRomance #Vampire #Mates #Thriller #Mystery

Hosted by #BRVLBookReviewVirginiaLee