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Excerpt Tour and Giveaway: Trifling Favors by Heather Hiestand

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Today, I'm hosting a promo on Heather Hiestand's latest in her historical romance series The Redcakes, Trifling Favors, as a part of the ongoing excerpt tour. Hope you enjoy the exclusive excerpt accompanying this post!

Heather Hiestand will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour
Trifling Favors
Heather Hiestand
(The Redcakes #7)
Published: March 15, 2016 by Lyrical Press

The sweetest treat is a kiss…

Greggory Redcake's plate is full. Widowed young and left with two small children, the manager of the Kensington location of the illustrious tea shop is besieged on all sides between the bakery and family matters. If only his remarkably efficient shop assistant, Betsy Popham, could manage his home life, too! But Greggory can't linger on thoughts of Betsy's fetching smile when a dead body is discovered in the bakery…

Betsy has no time for romance, not even with the delectable Mr. Redcake, whose kisses are all too unforgettable. Haunted by a specter from her family's past, Betsy is terrified that the man blackmailing her has turned to deadly violence. Yet the only way to save her position--and possibly her life--is to accept Greggory's help as their delicious attraction sweetens into the tantalizing promise of true love…

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Release Blitz: Playing the Game: Derek Backhard by Shawnté Borris

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Today, I'm hosting a promo on Shawnté Borris's sports romance, Playing the Game: Derek Backhard (The Game #2), as a part of the ongoing release blitz. Enjoy the teasers in the following.
Playing the Game: Derek Backhard
Shawnté Borris
(The Game #2)
Publication: March 30, 2016
Since being drafted by the NHL to play for his home team at age nineteen, Derek Backhard has had everything he's ever dreamed of - unrivaled MVP mentions, countless goals and assists, even being compared to the great one. Holding the power to control his future in the palm of his hands, nothing stood in his way.

Until the unthinkable happened, and everything about his life shifted. Past priorities fell away the moment he held baby Ryder in his arms mere moments after losing his close friend, and Ryder's father, Brad.

After weeks of watching Liz fall apart over the loss of her husband as she struggled to adjust to life as a single parent, Derek vows to give her and Ryder everything they deserve, creating a life he never knew he always wanted.

Rocked to her core by her changing feelings for him, Liz doesn’t know what to do with Derek or his offer. Uncertainty swirls within her as she leans on her lifelong friend during the hard times, but how much of his attention is real, and how much is pity?

Is she strong enough to let him in and let him take care of her, or will she force him away and back into the life she thinks he really wants?

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The Hunter by Kerrigan Byrne

Monday, March 28, 2016

The Hunter
Victorian Rebels #2

Kerrigan Byrne
Historical Romance
Published in 2016

H/h - Christopher Argent/Millie LeCour
Setting: London, 1877.

Read in March, 2016.
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The Hunter, book 2 of the Victorian Rebels series was another awesome installment from Kerrigan Byrne. I’ve loved her stories since her Highland Historicals series, and IMO, this series is soon proving to be as awesome as the other one. Then again, there was no doubt in my mind that Kerrigan is a very talented author.

Note that Victorian Rebels has NO ties to Highland Historicals whatsoever. This series has no paranormal or time travel elements in it, just a few Victorian-era bad boys of the underworld getting their HEAs with women who bring them down to their knees, quite literally. More than once I’m happy to add. :D

The Highwayman is the first book which tells the story of the first bad boy, the reigning king of London’s underworld, Dorian Blackwell. It’s a great take on the beauty and the beast theme where Dorian was portrayed as someone dark and hulking, with one wounded eye and enough scars on his body to tell of a life spend in utter despair, while Farah, his “fairy” was just that, a beautiful soul inside and out. A fairy who looked like one too. The prologue set up a magical yet haunting tone, the narratives of Dorian and Farah’ first meeting as two orphans. It also gives you that shiver of premonition that you can’t quite shake off. Fate brought them together when they were children, it tore them apart quite brutally too. And when, at last, they’re reunited after 20 long years, no one could tell what fate would bring for them this time. Farah thought her “Dougan” died in the prison that held him on the charge of murdering a priest. A priest who was also the caretaker of the orphanage they were in; a priest who had a monster hidden behind his robes. But things were not as Farah thought they were. Dorian storms back into her life and turns it completely upside down. And he wasn’t the Dougan Farah used to know. This man was so tortured and haunted by his mistreatment (for the lack of better word) in prison that she didn’t know if she can ever save his already dying soul. She wanted to be his savior but will the man himself accept her help? He who thought he’s beyond saving?

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: The Reluctant Lover by Justine Lewis

Friday, March 25, 2016

I'm hosting a promo, today, on Justine Lewis' contemporary romance, The Reluctant Lover, as a part of the ongoing blurb blitz tour. Also find an excerpt for your enjoyment.

Justine Lewis will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour
The Reluctant Lover
Justine Lewis
Published: March 15, 2016

Katherine Bright is one of Australia’s most acclaimed television journalists, but rumor has it her show is about to be axed. Katherine has given up everything for her career—her marriage and the chance of having children— she isn’t about to give up on her show.

Enter Liam Kennedy, a foreign correspondent back in Australia for an awards night. Liam is the whole cliché – tall, dark and totally kissable. Except for one thing. He’s younger than Katherine. Much younger. And when Katherine realizes she needs Liam to save her show she finds herself in an impossible situation.

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