Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Start With Me by J. Saman (Start Again Series Book 3)

Start With Me
by J. Saman
Series: Start Again - Book 3
Publication Date: October 16, 2017
Publisher: J. Saman
Genre: Contemporary Romance | Women's Fiction
Print Length: 274 pages
Available from: Amazon
 
Claire
No relationships. No falling in love.
Those are my rules. Simple. Easy. Uncomplicated.
Then Kyle Grant walks into my life and tries to mess all that up with his GQ looks and irresistible charm.
He’s everything I want.
But can never have.

Kyle
The first moment I laid eyes on Claire Sullivan, I knew she was different.
Then reality hit me. She’s my brother’s assistant. She lives in Seattle and I live in New York.
As if that wasn’t enough, she reminds me with annoying frequency that she doesn’t do relationships.
But I don’t care. I want her. Now I just have to convince her to be mine.

Can be read as a standalone novel.  

 
Start With Me by J. Saman (Start Again Series Book 3)

Start With Me: A Novel (Start Again Series Book 3)“They” say there is someone out there who is perfect for everyone one of us. “They” forgot to mention it might take nothing short of a miracle, a keen sense of timing and the patience of a saint for Cupid (and everyone else) for two people to finally take a chance on love, but that journey is one that J. Saman has made a MUST READ for anyone who loves to watch Fate and the Inevitable carve out a great big heart with a smirky face inside. (And was that Cupid saying, "I told you so?")

START WITH ME is a light romance lover’s dream as Claire and Kyle meet and dance around the elephant in the room dressed in hearts and flowers. Maybe because that isn’t their style? Maybe because they let their pasts and their own monsters in the closet get the best of them? Maybe because Claire would rather avoid any type of closeness than expose her underbelly to another? Maybe because Kyle had his own “secrets” and a fear that his past could end any chance for happiness at any moment?

J. Saman has created a fun romance with highs that are very high and some lows that are painful, but become part of the less than stellar cards that life has dealt, NOT dwelling on some terribly negative issues. This is a love story that simmers in all of its contemporary glory, filled with humor, heart and the one man who can tame the beast that torments Claire. Start to finish and on every page in between, Kyle and Claire’s story is one for the “gotta read it again when I need a smile” pile!

Claire is feisty, giving, and loyal while she hides behind the façade of a wild woman with a revolving door dating schedule. Kyle is determined to own the path he has chosen in life, but isn’t afraid that he has found “the one” to take a chance on, although Claire may just terrify him just a little, because how could she be so right, when to mention it could get him punched in the throat? Can Kyle tame the beast in Claire? Can he show her that the future is a clean slate and theirs to write on? Does he really believe that himself?

Leave it to J. Saman to have me grinning like a Chesire cat, talking out loud and rolling my eyes all for love! *Reviewer’s note: I was reading in a VERY quiet, very filled, waiting room when this happened… ;)*

I received an ARC edition from J. Saman! :)

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The Brightest Fell by Seanan McGuire Blog Tour





THE BRIGHTEST FELL

October Daye #11

Seanan McGuire

IBSN: 9780756413316 | DAW Hardcover| $26.00

Contains an original bonus novella, Of Things Unknown!

Things are slow, and October “Toby” Daye couldn’t be happier about that. The elf-shot cure has been approved, Arden Windermere is settling into her position as Queen in the Mists, and Toby doesn’t have anything demanding her attention except for wedding planning and spending time with her family.

Maybe she should have realized that it was too good to last.

When Toby’s mother, Amandine, appears on her doorstep with a demand for help, refusing her seems like the right thing to do…until Amandine starts taking hostages, and everything changes. Now Toby doesn’t have a choice about whether or not she does as her mother asks. Not with Jazz and Tybalt’s lives hanging in the balance. But who could possibly help her find a pureblood she’s never met, one who’s been missing for over a hundred years?

Enter Simon Torquill, elf-shot enemy turned awakened, uneasy ally. Together, the two of them must try to solve one of the greatest mysteries in the Mists: what happened to Amandine’s oldest daughter, August, who disappeared in 1906.

This is one missing person case Toby can’t afford to get wrong.



Seanan McGuire lives and works in Washington State, where she shares her somewhat idiosyncratic home with her collection of books, creepy dolls, and enormous blue cats. When not writing--which is fairly rare--she enjoys travel, and can regularly be found any place where there are cornfields, haunted houses, or frogs. A Campbell, Hugo, and Nebula Award-winning author, Seanan's first book (Rosemary and Rue, the beginning of the October Daye series) was released in 2009, with more than twenty books across various series following since. Seanan doesn't sleep much.

You can visit her at www.seananmcguire.com.






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October 9th, 2013

Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell .—William Shakespeare, Macbeth.


THE FETCH IS ONE of the most feared and least understood figures in Faerie. Their appearance heralds the approach of inescapable death: once the Fetch shows up, there’s nothing that can be done. The mechanism that summons them has never been found, and they’ve always been rare, with only five conclusively identified in the last century. They appear for the supposedly significant—kings and queens, heroes and villains—and they wear the faces of the people they have come to escort into whatever awaits the fae beyond the borders of death. They are temporary, transitory, and terrifying.

My Fetch, who voluntarily goes by “May Daye,” because nothing says “I am a serious and terrible death omen” like having a pun for a name, showed up more than three years ago. She was supposed to foretell my impending doom. Instead, all she managed to foretell was me getting a new roommate. Life can be funny that way.

At the moment, doom might have been a nice change. May was standing on the stage of The Mint, San Francisco’s finest karaoke bar, enthusiastically bellowing her way through an off- key rendition of Melissa Etheridge’s “Come to My Window.” Her live-in girlfriend, Jazz, was sitting at one of the tables closest to the stage, chin propped in her hands, gazing at May with love and adoration all out of proportion to the quality of my Fetch’s singing.

May has the face I wore when she appeared. We don’t look much alike anymore, but when she first showed up at my apartment door to tell me I was going to die, we were identical. She has my memories up to the point of her creation: years upon years of parental issues, crushing insecurity, abandonment, and criminal activities. And right now, none of that mattered half as much as the fact that she also had my absolute inability to carry a tune.

“Why are we having my bachelorette party at a karaoke bar again?” I asked, speaking around the mouth of the beer bottle I was trying to keep constantly against my lips. If I was drinking, I wasn’t singing. If I wasn’t singing, all these people might still be my friends in the morning.

Of course, with as much as most of them had already had to drink, they probably wouldn’t notice if I did sing. Or if I decided to sneak out of the bar, go home, change into my sweatpants, and watch old movies on the couch until I passed out. Which would have been my preference for how my bachelorette party was going to go, if I absolutely had to have one. I didn’t think they were required. May had disagreed with me. Vehemently. And okay, that had sort of been expected.

What I hadn’t expected was for most of my traitorous, backstabbing friends to take her side. Stacy—one of my closest friends since childhood—had actually laughed in my face when I demanded to know why she was doing this to me.

“Being your friend is like trying to get up close and personal with a natural disaster,” she’d said. “Sure, we have some good times, but we spend half of them covered in blood. We just want to spend an evening making you as uncomfortable as you keep making the rest of us.”

Not to be outdone, her eldest daughter, Cassandra, had blithely added, “Besides, we don’t think even you can turn a karaoke party into a bloodbath.”

All of my friends are evil.

As my Fetch and hence the closest thing I had to a sister, May had declared herself to be in charge of the whole affair. That was how we’d wound up reserving most of the tables at The Mint for an all-night celebration of the fact that I was getting married. Even though we didn’t have a date, a plan, or a seating chart, we were having a bachelorette party. Lucky, lucky me.

My name is October Daye. I am a changeling; I am a knight; I am a hero of the realm; and if I never have to hear Stacy sing Journey songs again, it will be too soon.

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RETURN TO ECSTASY
Her Master's Pleasure, book 1
by Tina Donahue
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His To Keep by Vivian Wood Blitz and #Giveaway


His To Keep
Vivian Wood
Publication date: August 19th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
From Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller Vivian Wood
Nothing this fake should feel so good.

CEO Connor Cavanaugh is a man in charge. He dominates in meeting rooms and at the gym, and his sinfully sexy body is proof. His upcoming wedding is supposed to seal the deal, putting his company in the spotlight and making it rain.
That all goes down in flames when he walks in on his bride-to-be with another man.
No one can know that a woman tried to make a fool of Connor Cavanaugh.
Cancelling the wedding is the only option… until he spots a gorgeous brunette at the wedding planner’s office. Samantha. The perfect fake fiancée.
She has a body that makes him want to walk her over the threshold, but she’s sweet. Harmless. She’ll suit the position perfectly.
The only problem? Samantha has a wicked smile that keeps him up at night. Every day, she’s more tempting than the last.
He swore he wouldn’t f*ck around with his fake fiancée. He signed a contract. He paid. But the more he sees, the more he wants… too bad Sam has plans of her own.
EXCERPT:
He took her empty hand and began to forge a path through the crowd. Huddled at the end of the bar was his small, but usual crew. His three buds from high school, two of them with their short-term girlfriends. Connor couldn’t be bothered to learn their names, they moved through them so quickly.
“Hey, guys,” he shouted over the music. “This is Sam. My girlfriend.”
One of his friends didn’t even bother to stop his mouth from dropping open. “Girlfriend? But didn’t you just—”
“Didn’t I just what?” he asked quickly.
“Nothing, man. Hey, Sam. I’m Chase, and this is Jay and Dan. We’ve known Connor forever, so feel free to ask us for any embarrassing stories about him. And this is my girlfriend, Anna, and Eve over there.”
“Hi,” Sam said smoothly to each of them. She worked her usual magic with ease. Connor was aware of the girls as they sized her up, on edge because of the clear competition. However, Sam had a way of putting snark to bed and lavished compliments on them.
“I have to say,” Chase said. “You’re, uh, not what I expected.”
“No? What did you expect?” she asked.
Chase downed the last of his drink. “To be honest, Connor’s type is usually blonde and dumb as a brick.”
“Chase!” his girlfriend said, and smacked him on the chest.
“What! It’s a compliment,” he said. “I mean, I don’t know you, Sam, but I can tell you’re a smart girl.”
“Since when is my type dumb and blonde?” Connor asked, honestly confused. Sandra hadn’t been blonde. Was that really what his friends thought of him? He knew Chase could be an ass at times, but he was also brutally honest when he was drunk. And he was plenty drunk now.
“Uh, since THOT was all up on your junk,” Chase said. He pointed to the girl who hanged off the male model. “Don’t worry,” he said to Sam. “Connor walked right away from that trainwreck.”
“He can dance with whomever he wants to,” Sam said with a smile. “It’s who he comes home to that I care about.”
Amidst whoops and hollers, Connor put an arm around her, and felt her stiffen. “You got yourself a good one for once,” Jay said.
“Yeah,” Eve slurred. “You should kiss her!”
Somehow, the little group rallied their thoughts enough to start a chant of, “Kiss her!” over and over. “C’mon, man, we’re doing you a favor,” Dan said.
Unable to think of a way out of it, Connor leaned down to meet Sam’s lips. Why not? She should be expecting this anyway. It’s not like I’m asking her to sleep with me.
He meant it to just be a peck, but as soon as their lips met he couldn’t pull away. Her lips, though he knew they’d be soft and supple, were also magnetic. She tasted like just the faintest trace of scotch and her own sweet, natural self. Sam responded, and parted her lips.
She turned to face him, and he slid his hand from her shoulder to the back of her head. He traced her jaw with his thumb and pressed himself against her. He felt one of her hands on his back, and her breasts squeezed against him. Connor couldn’t help it. He grew hard against her stomach.
Sam pulled back, startled and wide-eyed. His friends hollered some more, but simultaneously turned back to the bar as they realized their drinks needed refreshing.
“Sam!” The redhead, Ellie, was suddenly by their side. “We couldn’t find you. We looked and—who’s this?” she asked, and turned to Connor. Her big doe eyes searched his.
“Um, this is Connor,” she said. Sam dabbed at her lips. “My, uh, my boyfriend.”
“Your boyfriend?” Ellie asked. “Then who the hell was the guy you came—”
“Just a friend,” Sam said.
“He didn’t act like just a friend,” Ellie said suspiciously as Henry approached from behind.
“He’s gay,” Sam said.
“Oh. Well, nice to meet you, Connor,” she said. “This is my boyfriend, Henry.”
“I’ve heard a lot about you,” Connor said to him. It was rare to meet a man in civilian life that matched his height and brawn.
“We haven’t heard a thing about you,” Ellie said. He saw Henry nudge her.
“Sam likes her privacy,” Connor said.
“Thanks for the tip. I’ve only known her for five years,” Ellie said.
“As fun as this is,” Sam interrupted, “I think I’m about to head out. I have a massive headache.”
“Justin Bieber will do that to you,” Henry said, clearly happy for the excuse to leave. “Ready?” he asked Ellie. Ellie looked out to the crowd with a pout.
“I guess. If my boyfriend and best friend are leaving, it would be pretty awkward for me to stay.”
Sam gave Connor a look, said her goodbyes to his friends, and left with Ellie and Henry in tow.
“Damn, Connor, how’d you pull that?” Chase asked as soon as she was out of earshot.
“What, you think she’s out of my league?” Connor asked. He took another sip of his scotch.
“Uh, yeah,” Chase said as Anna rolled her eyes.
“She seems nice, Connor,” Anna said. “Good for you.”
“So are you hitting that, like, on the regular?” Dan asked.
“Oh my God! Could you be any hornier?” Eve asked. “Do you want, like, a play by play or something?”
“More like a blow by blow, if he can be bothered. Everyone here is getting laid besides me. Cut me a little slack!”
Connor remained quiet as his friends continued to talk about how much they liked Sam. “So, hey,” Anna said as she slipped between him and Chase. “What was up with you on the dance floor with that girl, then? I mean, I’m guessing you and Sam are a new thing, but still—”
“Why don’t you worry about your own relationship?” he asked and nodded toward Chase.
“Asshole,” she said, and moved away from him.


Author Bio:
Alison Brodie is an internationally-published author. GOOD HOUSEKEEPING chose her debut for their Pick of the Paperbacks. The Scottish Daily Mail reviewed 'Face to Face': "Vain but wildly funny leading lady."
Alison has a criminal record for busking/disturbance of the peace in Piccadilly Circus; speeding in Spain and hustling in Athens. She lives in Biarritz, where she can be found speaking unnintelligabuble French.aGet a FREE Vivian Wood secret office romance by copying and pasting this into your browser window: http://vivian-wood.com/get-news.
Vivian likes to write about troubled, deeply flawed alpha males and the fiery, kick-ass women who bring them to their knees.
Vivian's lasting motto in romance is a quote from a favorite song: "Soulmates never die."
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

IA: Union by John Darryl Winston (IA #3)

IA: Union
by John Darryl Winston


Series: IA - Book 3
Expected Publication: November, 2017
Young Adult Science Fiction | Fantasy

 
Naz races to put the pieces of his life back together while D’s life hangs in the balance.

Naz has lost everyone that he loves. And while he may have found refuge and pause at International Academy, he has found no peace and certainly no answers. All that he knows calls to him from the streets of the Exclave and Union High School where he reunites with friends and mentors.

Naz struggles, unsuccessfully, to put the pieces of his shattered life back together again—until D comes into his world and changes everything. She helps him put things into perspective, see things he couldn’t see before and remember things he had all but forgotten.

But when D goes missing, it will take more than Naz’s newly found abilities to discover her whereabouts, rescue her, and bring her unlikely captor to justice. Will he reach her in time?

 
 IA: Union by John Darryl Winston (IA #3)

IA: Union (IA #3)What Naz needs is a place of refuge, a place to heal the pain of the losses he has faced and to reconcile who he is, what he can do and why. He also needs his lost memories. The International Academy can provide none of this and like a fish out of water, Naz longs for the familiarity of the Exclave and the friends who had his back. As he struggle to fit in, he finds one girl who is different than any he has ever met, brilliant, talented and strong enough to handle what Naz can do, she has no qualms in calling him out on invading her thoughts. D also is the balm that soothes his restlessness and the beacon that helps him remember shards he has forgotten.

Naz isn’t the only one to notice D and when her life is in danger, Naz must once again face the possibility of another devastating loss in his life. How much will be taken from Naz because of who he is and what he can do? Are his abilities to be used once again to bring his own form of justice or has he grown into the realization that vengeance is a bitter pill to swallow. As the clock ticks down on D’s life, Naz will find one more soul tortured by a past Naz had no control over. If only the memories stolen from him could be restored, he could begin to heal and reconcile what was done to him and those he has lost. Until then, he must rely on his honor and the faith others have in him.

IA: UNION by John Darryl Winston tells the story of a young man in crisis because of his abilities, his losses and how he is forced to grow up quickly in a world that seems to want to control or destroy him at every turn. Naz’ world is not that of pretty fantasy tales, there are no bright colors or verdant fields, he lives in a concrete world where trust is rarely safe to give and one must remember to always keep their senses sharp. Mr. Winston brings a fantasy tale to the contemporary world that readers can relate to. His characters feel, think and react in ways that are believable and even understandable. They make mistakes and they struggle, Naz more than others and yet, Naz is proof that with support and finally coming to terms with one’s self, the world can be a better place and the past is not what defines us, while being different is not a bad thing, it just is.

From start to finish, Naz is a character that readers will feel for, will mentally encourage and will admire for the strength of character he strives to achieve. Loved this series, this book and having to leave it behind without a thought is just not possible. Fabulous reading for teens written by an author who knows his audience and how to hold them captive!

I received this copy from John Darryl Winston in exchange for my honest review.

The Strategist by Gerrard Cowan (The Machinery, #2)

The Strategist
by Gerrard Cowan

My rating: 3 stars

Trilogy: The Machinery - Book 2
Publisher: HarperVoyager (August 25, 2017)
Publication Date: August 25, 2017
Genre: Sci-fi | Fantasy
Print Length: 247 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
Ruin is coming.
For ten millennia, the Machinery Selected the greatest leaders of humanity, bringing glory to the Overland. But the Machinery came with a Prophecy: in the ten thousandth year, it will break, and Ruin will come.
Now, the Prophecy is being fulfilled. The Machinery has Selected a terrible being to rule the Overland, an immortal who cares little for the humans she governs. Some call her the Strategist, others call her the One, everyone knows her as Mother.
Mother will do anything to break the Machinery and finally bring Ruin. She will even make a deal with the oldest creature in creation – her ancient enemy, the Dust Queen.
But if Mother wants her help, first she must play a game. One in which humans are nothing more than pawns, and the world itself is at stake.

 
The Strategist by Gerrard Cowan (The Machinery, #2)

The Strategist (The Machinery Trilogy, Book 2)How can one play “the game” if there are no rules? With a dream-like or shrouded quality, each interaction becomes like a game or exercise in confusion. There are no straight actions, no straight dialogue, no character remains the same. Picture a whirlpool where all of creation has been added and chaos rules. Places are not as they seem and actions do create the reaction expected and the world seems lost in an eternal nightmare.
The prophecy has been fulfilled, the machinery has broken and Ruin is coming in the form of an eternal being with no concern for humanity. They call her Mother and her plan is to play a game where humanity has no value and her absolute power and control is her ultimate goal. There are those who will try to stop her, but will their efforts be in vain? What is the Choosing? What are “the Hands?”

In a world where the Machinery made a world of greatness, will its breakdown bring the end of all things? How will those who lived by the guidance and faith in the Machinery find the ability to rally for their lives? Is it all a game of memories resurrected? Has life only been a game all along? Will the winner need to find the first memory to win? Is it possible? What if memories are never what we remember?

Gerrard Cowan’s THE STRATEGIST continues the apocalyptic events of THE MACHINERY, with more chaos and less cohesiveness. Told in a chaotic and clipped fashion, this tale jumps from character to character, event to event and is NOT a tale to relax into. I was desperate to be able to jump into this tale, as opposed to chasing after it, but like the internal chaos of this tale, entry seemed impossible.

I received this copy from Harper Voyager in exchange for my honest review.


#Cover Reveal - Indebted: 'Til Death Do Us Part by Inger Iversen


Indebted: ‘Til Death Do Us Part
Inger Iversen
(Teal and Trent #3)
Publication date: September 28th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Months after opening up his heart – and his past – Trent is looking forward to a future with his new bride and daughter. He’s recovered from the near-fatal shooting, hopes to purchase a farm for his beloved Teal, and is building a life free from the horrors of his past.
But the past has a bad habit of never staying buried, and now it’s coming after his entire family. Because Trent didn’t reveal all his secrets to Teal, and the deepest, darkest secret he’d always kept just out of reach is about to break the surface.
An old debt is being called in, one that will pull Trent back into the world of sex, lies, and murder he’s fought so hard to escape. And in the wake of devastating betrayals, he’ll discover who is truly loyal to him, as he agrees to pay that debt with an unforgivable crime.
Trent will stop at nothing to keep Teal and his daughter safe. Even if that means losing them forever.
MEET ACE, GATOR, AND MUTT FROM THE FIRST SONS OF THE REVOLUTION MC, AND ENJOY THE FIRST CHAPTER AND FIRST LOOK AT THE SPIN-OFF FEATURING THE BADASS, NO-SHIT-TAKING MEN FROM BLACKWATER!
Book Order:
Incarcerated: Letters to Inmate 92510 (Katie & Logan)
Inevitable: Love & War: Teal & Trent 1
Indelible: Beneath His Ink: Teal and Trent 2
Rouge in Love: Lex and Thea (novella)
Open Wounds: Abel and Hope (novella)
Indebted: Til’ Death Do Us Part: Teal and Trent 3


Author Bio:
Inger Iversen was born in 1982 to Anne and Kaii Iversen. She lives in Virginia Beach with her overweight lap cat, Max and her tree hugging boyfriend Joshua. She spends 90 percent of her time in Barnes and Noble and the other ten pretending not to want to be in Barnes and Noble.

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Jamie Beck's BEFORE I KNEW #Release & #Giveaway



Title: BEFORE I KNEW
Author: Jamie Beck
Release Date: August 22, 2017
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: The Cabots, Book 1

Summary

On the second anniversary of her husband’s suicide, Colby Cabot-Baxter is ready to let go of her grief and the mistakes made during her turbulent marriage. Her fresh start comes in the form of A CertainTea, the restaurant she’s set to open along Lake Sandy, Oregon, with help from her family. But when her executive chef quits just weeks before the grand opening, Colby is pressured to hire old family friend Alec Morgan. His award-winning reputation could generate buzz, but their friendship has withered since her husband’s reckless dare cost Alec’s brother his life.

Distracted by guilty secrets concerning the tragedy that changed his and Colby’s lives, Alec self-destructed and lost his famed restaurant. With his career in tatters, he’s determined to use this opportunity to redeem his reputation and to help the woman he’s loved from afar find happiness again.

But secrets have a way of coming out. When Alec’s do, they might destroy the new life he and Colby have rebuilt together.


Author Biography

Jamie Beck is a former attorney with a passion for inventing stories about love and redemption. In addition to writing novels, she also pens articles on behalf of a local nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering youth and strengthening families. Fortunately, when she isn’t tapping away at the keyboard, she is a grateful wife and mother to a very patient, supportive family.

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Chicks Dig the Accent by Roxanne D. Howard #Cover Reveal & #Giveaway


Chicks Dig the Accent
by Roxanne D. Howard
Genre: NA Romance, Modern Day Fairytale

Molly Ivers has always known she’d marry a foreign man with a delicious accent. Six months ago, in a night of unbridled passion, Molly gave her virginity to her friend and sexy-as-can-be neighbor, rocker Evan Castle. Unfortunately, thanks to his swarm of constant groupies, things didn’t work out, but they remained friends. Now, after having just broken up with her boring, run-of-the-mill right-wing boyfriend, Sean, she’s on the verge of finishing her graduate degree and moving to Paris. She is desperate to shake things up--and find that sexy foreign man.

She’s had a crush on Nicholas Sullivan, her British professor, for as long as she can remember. So when opportunity comes knocking to spice up her appearance in the form of a French life coach, she hires Jean Luc Dubois to help her let her hair down and become more Parisian and hip to reflect the person she is within. Thanks to Jean Luc’s magic, she starts to catch her hunky English prof’s eye, but the more time she spends with Evan, the more she begins to realize that her Prince Charming might just be the one she’s known all along.



Roxanne D. Howard is a U.S. Army veteran who has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and English. She loves to read poetry, classical literature, and Stephen King. Also, she is an avid Star Wars fan, musical theater nut, and marine biology geek. Roxanne resides in the western U.S., and when she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children. Roxanne loves to hear from her readers, and encourages you to contact her via her website and social media.


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Release Blast Info for READY TO RUN by Lauren Layne


Named Best Book of the Month by Amazon and iBooks 


READY TO RUN
I Do, I Don't #1
Lauren Layne
Releasing Aug 22, 2017
Loveswept


The Bachelor meets The Runaway Bride in this addictive romance novel about a reality TV producer falling for her would-be star: a Montana heartthrob who wants nothing to do with the show.

Jordan Carpenter thinks she’s finally found the perfect candidate for Jilted, a new dating show about runaway grooms: Luke Elliott, a playboy firefighter who’s left not one but three brides at the altar. The only problem? Luke refuses to answer Jordan’s emails or return her calls. Which is how she ends up on a flight to Montana to recruit him in person. It’s not Manhattan but at least the locals in Lucky Hollow seem friendly . . . except for Luke, who’s more intense—and way hotter—than the slick womanizer Jordan expected.

Eager to put the past behind him, Luke has zero intention of following this gorgeous, fast-talking city girl back to New York. But before he can send her packing, Jordan’s everywhere: at his favorite bar, the county fair, even his exes’ book club. Annoyingly, everyone in Lucky Hollow seems to like her—and deep down, she’s starting to grow on him too. But the more he fights her constant pestering, the more Luke finds himself wishing that Jordan would kick off her high heels and make herself comfortable in his arms.



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Lauren Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of romantic comedies. She lives in New York City with her husband.

A former e-commerce and web marketing manager from Seattle, Lauren relocated to New York City in 2011 to pursue a full-time writing career. She signed with her agent in 2012, and her first book was published in summer of 2013. Since then, she's written over two dozen books, hitting the USA TODAYNew York Times, iBooks, and Amazon bestseller lists.




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