Monday, October 19, 2020

Cover Reveal for Game Winning Goal by Kay Gordon

 

The final book in the beloved 425 Madison Ave is nearly here! Check out the amazing cover for GAME WINNING GOAL by Kay Gordon, a must-read sports romance!

Cheyenne

Life was good. I had a great job, amazing people surrounding me, season tickets to see my favorite hockey team play, and a cat that I could cuddle. Although it didn’t seem glamorous, I was happy. But when the shy, handsome, and somewhat awkward hockey player slid into my life, I realized that I could be happier. I wanted to be more than just content with life.

Kamden

I knew I wanted to be a hockey player from the moment I put on my first pair of skates. I played

hard for the Titans, proving that I belonged on the top line. But just when I finally made it, an injury took me out of the game. While feeling sorry for myself and waiting to heal, I met the bubbly, beautiful, and smart pediatrician who brought me to my knees. She made me see that there was more to life than scoring goals. A love of the game helps bring these two together and onto a path towards a different kind of love.

Cheyenne and Kamden’s road isn’t as smooth as ice, though. What happens when Kam’s recovery isn’t easy and his position on the team is threatened? Cheyenne has to figure out how to break down his defense and Kam has to realize that he might not always be the one to score the game-winning goal.

After all, 425 Madison is the perfect place to fall in love.

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About Kay Gordon

Kay Gordon is a married mother of two living near the west coast. She spends her days teaching young, impressionable minds in public school and evenings typing away furiously once her children are in bed. Her favorite genres to read are Contemporary Romance and New Adult/College romance, although she rarely denies a good paranormal or dystopian! When she's not teaching or writing, Kay loves to spend time with her family. They're all a bunch of nerds who can quote Disney movies and Star Wars quickly!

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About the 425 Madison Series

Welcome to 425 Madison Ave the perfect place to fall in love. Rounding out the summer with some hot city nights and coasting into fall with more cool characters at this famous high-rise, 425 Madison is returning for a third season!

With some familiar faces and some brand new residents - you'll be sure to find an author you love and a trope to ignite your taste buds after all 425 Madison IS the perfect place to fall in love!

We’ve got an amazing line of up must-read romance authors including, Lauren Helms, Allie York

J Marie, Kay Gordon, Marcie Shumway, Aubree Valentine, S.L. Sterling, and Fiona Tulle

Prepare for pages packed with new romances, characters, and tropes all from the same well-loved high-rise apartment building in NYC.

Season One and Two feature stories from some of your favorite romance authors: Leigh Lennon, MK Moore, Allie York, Aubree Valentine, Kay Gordon, Lauren Helms, Sylvia Kane, Katy Ames, KC Enders, Marci Shumway, and C. Lesbirel. All these authors came together, each with a standalone romance for you to enjoy. Covering all of your favorite tropes each tale offers you something new, something different.

Make sure to follow the 425 Madison Avenue Facebook page for more on release dates, cover reveals, and author spotlights. For exclusive excerpts, giveaways, and news subscribe to our 425 Madison newsletter!

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Review for The Memory of Butterflies by Grace Greene

 

The Memory of Butterflies by  Grace Greene 

 

Kindle Edition, 290 pages

Published September 5th 2017 by Lake Union Publishing

 

 


To keep devastating family secrets from being revealed, a young mother lies, but her secrets could end up destroying everything, and everyone, she loves. The Memory of Butterflies is a poignant story of family and forgiveness--of knowing when to let go and when to hold each other close.


Hannah Cooper's daughter is leaving for college soon. The change is bittersweet. A single mother since the age of eighteen, Hannah isn't eager to confront the pain of being alone, but she's determined not to let her own hang-ups keep Ellen from the future she deserves. As Ellen's high school graduation approaches, Hannah decides it's time to return to her roots in Cooper's Hollow along Virginia's beautiful and rustic Cub Creek.


With the help of longtime friend Roger Westray, Hannah devotes her energies to building a new house on the site of the old family home, destroyed in a fire more than a decade ago. But Hannah's entire adult life has revolved around one very big secret. And her new beginning comes with unanticipated risks that will cost her far more than she could have imagined--perhaps more than she can survive.


When a confrontation forces Hannah to expose her secret, the truth may destroy her beloved daughter. Hannah is prepared to sacrifice everything to protect her family, but can their lives and their bond withstand the seismic shift that's coming?

 

My Thoughts…

 

What a position Hannah is put herself in.   As a young girl, excited about going to college, makes some life-altering choices.    Hannah was put in adult positions before she was ready and made choices that she could not have imagined the outcomes for.    She takes all that is thrown at her and does the best she can until she must tell her daughter about her life.   She knows that telling about her past and the choices she made can change her daughter’s future. 

 

Whatever choices Hannah made and continue to make, no one can doubt her love for her daughter.   Ellen is her everything.   Every choice, every decision, everything Hannah has done is so that her daughter will be happy, successful, and loved.   I could feel my heartache as she wrestled with how much to tell her daughter knowing that what she has to say would change their relationship forever. 

 

The Memory of Butterflies is a heart-wrenching story of the love a mother has for her daughter and the lengths she will go to protect her.    The characters are not perfect, their circumstances difficult, but their love is strong and pure. 

 

**I received my copy as part of Amazon Prime Reads.  

 

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Cover Reveal for Fireside Love by S.L. Sterling

 

Today we have the cover reveal for Fireside Love by S.L. Sterling. Check it out and be sure to pre-order your copy today!

Title: Fireside Love

Author: S.L. Sterling

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Fireside Love:

Kristy I hated my job. I had no social life. Somehow I had become so predictable after my last relationship ended, that the cashier at the local food mart already had my favorite wine bagged and waiting for me behind the counter when I walked in on Friday afternoon. I needed to get away, from everything. So when my best friend, Addie, called up and offered me a FREE weekend getaway, how could I say no. Promises of a quiet weekend with a good book, warm fires, and flannel pajamas? Yes, please!   Austin It had been eighteen months. Eighteen months, since I had lost my wife in a car accident and learned that our marriage had been nothing but one big lie. I’d done nothing but work and mope around my sister’s house, so when she told me to take her cabin for the weekend. Time alone, surrounded by nature and the fresh cold mountain air was exactly what I’d been needing. However, my plans of being alone in the wilderness quickly vanished when I walked through the doors of the cabin and found my sister’s best friend drunk and half-naked on the floor of the very same cabin. I’d hidden my crush on her for years. Perhaps, not well enough. After all, Addie must have set this up. The weekend was about to get a lot more interesting.   From USA Today Bestselling Author S.L. Sterling comes this friends to lovers romance that will warm your heart on a cold winters night.  

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Dinner had been perfect, and after we ate, we cleaned up the area together. "They are having a huge campfire tonight down near the hotel. Did you want to go?" I asked, drying the last plate and putting it back in the cupboard. "No, I think I just want to stay in tonight. We can make smores over the stove and watch a movie." I let out a laugh. "We haven't done that since our teens." "Speak for yourself. I happen to make smores all the time that way," Kristy said, pulling a chocolate bar and bag of marshmallows from the bag on the counter and holding them up. "Okay, well, one thing I am sure of is that I am not letting you cook the marshmallows. I remember what happened when we were younger, and I shudder to think you do this at home alone." I said, taking the bag from her hand. "What?" she asked, looking up at me with innocent eyes. "Really? You have to ask? You almost burned the kitchen down, remember? The marshmallow caught on fire and you went bananas waving it in the air." "I was trying to put it out." She shrugged. I laughed. "I think you might have been the reason I became a firefighter." Kristy laughed at the memory. "Glad I could help, I guess, but seriously, it was frightening," she said, shrugging. "That is the exact reason I will take over cooking the marshmallows." She smiled innocently up at me and shrugged. "All right then, I'm in charge of the crackers and chocolate." "Perfect, they don't involve fire, so we are good." I said winking at her.

About S.L. Sterling:

USA Today Bestselling Author S.L. Sterling was born and raised in southern Ontario. She now lives in Northern Ontario Canada with her two dogs, and is married to her best friend and soul mate. An avid reader all her life, S.L. Sterling dreamed of becoming an author. She decided to give writing a try after one of her favorite authors launched a course on how to write your novel. This course gave her the push she needed to put pen to paper and her debut novel "It Was Always You" was born. When S.L. Sterling isn't writing or plotting her next novel she can be found curled up with a cup of coffee, blanket and the newest romance novel from one of her favorite authors. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, hiking, sunny destinations, spending quality time with family and friends and of course reading.

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Cover Reveal for Love on the Rocks by Kim Bailey

 

We are so excited to share the cover for the upcoming release, Love on the Rocks by Kim Bailey. Check out the sexy cover for Love on the Rocks, a must-read workplace romance from the upcoming Holiday Springs Resort series!

Melina Morales is a good girl.

A hardworking, ambitious, follows-all-the-rules girl. Maybe that’s why her coworkers call her the ice queen. She might care if it weren’t for the looming pile of debt and her family’s dependence on her. But with her dream job on the line, she’s determined to succeed, no matter the sacrifice.

There’s just one tiny, six-foot-something problem. . . Zane Wilder is a bad boy.

The Holiday Springs bartender is the guy everyone turns to for a good time—especially the women. Except lately he’s been unsatisfied. Maybe it’s got something to do with the drunken kiss he shared with Melina, but since he’s not interested in commitment, he figures there’ll never be a chance to find out.

When Melina agrees to one date in return for a favor, they both quickly realize there’s something between them. But it’s going to take Zane a lot more than his fun-loving ways and easy charm to convince the good girl to give him a serious shot. This time, he’ll have to risk his heart. Escape to the romantic paradise of Holiday Springs and warm up with your next happily ever after.

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About Kim Bailey

Kim Bailey is a born procrastinator and sarcasm junkie who gets her motivation from coffee and good books. She enjoys lively conversations, usually with imaginary people, and can often be found daydreaming at work.

Most of all, she loves writing about love.

Her romance stories range from small-town contemporaries to action-packed suspense but always have a high heat level. She writes strong-willed women, broody alpha males, deep family bonds, and fiercely passionate lovers. Kim proudly became a USA Today Best-Selling Author with her contribution to Wanted: An Outlaw Anthology. This charity anthology raised over $5000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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About the Holiday Springs Resort Series

Nestled deep in the mountains of Pennsylvania, Holiday Springs Resort promises to bring the heat this winter!

Join Forever Write PR and seven amazing authors as they take to the slopes on the adventure of a lifetime and find their happily ever afters.

From hot bartenders to brooding exes, Holiday Springs Resort is the place to be. Each story features a brand new couple and a fun trope to love from our amazing lineup of authors including second chance romance and best friend's sibling to jilted brides and friends to lovers. Your holiday wonderland won’t be complete without a widower, office, and enemies to lovers romance.

We’ve got a remarkable line of up must-read romance authors including, A.M. Williams, Julie Archer, Kim Bailey, Moni Boyce, S.E. Rose, Stacey Lewis, and B. Ivy Woods.

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Review for The Light in the Hallway by Amanda Prowse

 

The Light in the Hallway by  Amanda Prowse

 

Kindle Edition, 343 pages

Published November 11th 2019 by Lake Union Publishing

 


From the bestselling author of The Girl in the Corner comes the moving story of a man whose life is changed in an instant. How do you start again when you lose the only love you’ve ever known?


When Nick’s wife Kerry falls ill and dies, he realises for the first time how fragile his happiness has always been, and how much he’s been taking his good life and wonderful family for granted. Now, he suddenly finds himself navigating parenthood alone, unsure how to deal with his own grief, let alone that of his teenage son, Olly.

In the depths of his heartbreak, Nick must find a way to navigate life that pleases his son, his in-laws, his family and his friends—while honouring what Kerry meant to them all. But when it comes to his own emotions, Nick doesn’t know where to begin. Kerry was his childhood sweetheart—but was she really the only one who could ever make him happy?

And in the aftermath of tragedy, can Nick and his son find themselves again?

 

My Thoughts…

 

The Light in the Hallway is my first book by Amanda Prowse and I am blown away.    The emotions, the love, and the family ties had tears in my eyes, love in my heart, and leaving me wanting more.   A man, now a widow, is learning to navigate life without his high school love and having to raise a teenage son as he readies for college.    There is nothing easy about this and Nick struggles, has triumphs, and disappointments but never ever does he not love, support, and protect his son.  

 

I love the two timelines.  1992 is a time I am familiar with and the way Nick, Alex, and Eric play, fight, and grow up is so true to the time.   The flashbacks to the time before marriage, before real life, gave glimpses into the reason Nick is the man he has become.    The way he was raised by his hard-working father, his loving dad, and with love shapes him into the man, husband, and father he has become.    The friendship with Alex and Eric is still strong in the current timeline, the love and support has only grown stronger.

 

The Light in the Hallway is a story of hope, family dynamics, growing up, and second chances.

 

**I received this book as part of the Amazon Prime Reading program.   The review is entirely my own thoughts.  

 

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Available Now! Simmer Down by Sarah Smith

 

Simmer Down by  Sarah Smith 

 

publication: October 13th 2020 by Berkley



In this finger-licking good rom-com, two is the perfect number of cooks in the kitchen.

Nikki DiMarco knew life wouldn’t be all sunshine and coconuts when she quit her dream job to help her mom serve up mouthwatering Filipino dishes to hungry beach goers, but she didn’t expect the Maui food truck scene to be so eat-or-be-eaten—or the competition to be so smoking hot.

But Tiva’s Filipina Kusina has faced bigger road bumps than the arrival of Callum James. Nikki doesn’t care how delectable the British food truck owner is—he rudely set up shop next to her coveted beach parking spot. He’s stealing her customers and fanning the flames of a public feud that makes her see sparks.

The solution? Let the upcoming Maui Food Festival decide their fate. Winner keeps the spot. Loser pounds sand. But the longer their rivalry simmers, the more Nikki starts to see a different side of Callum…a sweet, protective side. Is she brave enough to call a truce? Or will trusting Callum with her heart mean jumping from the frying pan into the fire? 

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Meet Sarah Smith


Sarah Smith is a copywriter-turned-author who wants to make the world a lovelier place, one kissing story at a time. Her love of romance began when she was eight and she discovered her auntie's stash of romance novels. She's been hooked ever since. When she's not writing, you can find her hiking, eating chocolate, and perfecting her lumpia recipe. She lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband and adorable cat Salem. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Review for Return to Virgin River (Virgin River #19) by Robyn Carr

 

Return to Virgin River (Virgin River #19)  by Robyn Carr

 

publication: October 13th 2020 by MIRA


#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr returns to the beloved town of Virgin River with a brand-new story about fresh starts, new friends and the magic of Christmas.

Kaylee Sloan’s home in Southern California is full of wonderful memories of the woman who raised her. But the memories are prolonging her grief over her mother’s recent death. A successful author, Kaylee hoped she could pour herself into her work. Instead she has terrible writer’s block and a looming deadline.

Determined to escape distractions and avoid the holiday season, Kaylee borrows a cabin in Virgin River. She knows the isolation will help her writing, and as she drives north through the mountains and the majestic redwoods, she immediately feels inspired. Until she arrives at a building that has just gone up in flames. Devastated, she heads to Jack’s Bar to plan her next steps. The local watering hole is the heart of the town, and once she crosses the threshold, she’s surprised to be embraced by people who are more than willing to help a friend—or a stranger—in need.

Kaylee’s world is expanding in ways she never dreamed possible. And when she rescues a kitten followed by a dog with a litter of puppies, she finds her heart opening up to the animals who need her. And then there’s the dog trainer who knows exactly how to help her. As the holidays approach, Kaylee’s dread turns to wonder. Because there’s no better place to spend Christmas than Virgin River. 

 

My Thoughts…

Virgin River is a small town that everyone knows everyone, and everyone helps everyone.   Kaylee’s world crashes around her after the death of her mother and looking to escape she heads to Virgin River.    Of course, things do not go as she planned but with those changes, she meets people that help her learn to live again.  

My favorite character is Jack.   He owns a bar and knows everyone and their business.   In true bartender fashion, he knows what to say when advice is needed, when to listen, and when to send out a call for help.    I love that even his wife knows that he can’t keep a secret and she loves him for it.    Jack helps Kaylee find a place to stay, find friends who rally around her when she needs them, and everything else she could need including Landry.   Landry truly is the one to open Kaylee’s heart again and show her how amazing the world still is, even without her mom.

 

Everything about this book is wonderful.   I loved catching up with the characters from Robyn Carr’s past books in the Virgin River series.   Seeing where Jack and Mel are, checking in on Paige and Preacher, and do not forget Paul and Vanessa.   They all make appearances, but the story is still a standalone featuring Landry and Kaylee.

**Thank you Katie Olsen at Little Bird Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.  

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Meet Robyn Carr


Robyn Carr is a RITA® Award-winning, eleven-time #1 New York Times bestselling author of almost sixty novels, including the critically acclaimed Virgin River series. The fourth novel, THE BEST OF US, in her fan-favorite Sullivan's Crossing Series was released in Jan. 2019. Robyn's new women's fiction novel THE VIEW FROM ALAMEDA ISLAND, released in April 2019, deputed on four bestseller lists: The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and Publisher's Weekly! Robyn is a recipient of the Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award 2016, and in 2017, VIRGIN RIVER was named one of the HarperCollins 200 Iconic Books of the past 200 years. Look for the Virgin River Netflix Series coming to Netflix in late 2019. Robyn currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can visit Robyn Carr's website at www.RobynCarr.com.

 

 

 

Review for Her Last Love by Marcie Shumway

 

Reid wasn’t looking when he saw her. Katreana stayed focused so she didn’t think about that time she was left at the altar, but when she saw him, she took notice. Can he prove he won’t hurt her and can she trust him enough to move on? Readers will fall in love with this jilted bride romance from Marcie Shumway. The 425 Madison series is back with season three and HER LAST LOVE is live!

Reid

Women were not on my radar. My business was all

I needed.

Then she walked into my shop and changed all that with

one look.

How was I going to convince her I wouldn’t

burn her like her ex?

Katreana

Men were not on my radar. After being left at the altar,

I realized I needed to focus on myself and my job.

Then he walked into the room, and everything shifted.

Could I trust him enough to share my secret and move on?

I guess only time will tell…

After all, 425 Madison is the perfect place to fall in love.

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My Thoughts…

What?   Katreana (I love that name) has been left at the alter?   She is not looking for a new relationship until she walks into Reid’s tattoo parlor.   She cannot forget him, and he cannot forget her.  Of course, they start dating, he tries to take things slow until they just cannot help themselves.   Their relationship progresses until Katreana’s biggest secret shows up and ruins everything.  

I loved feeling the steam come off Reid and Katreana as they circled each other, embraced each other, and finally love each other.  I love how careful yet trusting they were with each other.   Reid because he had been burned in the past by those who were looking for what he could offer them and Katreana because she had been jilted.   

Her Last Love proves that there is love and there is true love.   What Reid and Katreana have is true love and it will truly conquer everything that comes in its way.

 

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Excerpt

copyright @ Marcie Shumway 2020

“No man is ever going to be good enough for my little girl,” he whispered huskily. “But Travis is pretty damn close.”

I laughed lightly and rolled my eyes to the ceiling to ward off the waterworks. With a soft kiss to my cheek, my father released my hands and moved to my side. Looping my arm through his, I used the other hand to pick up my dress, so it didn’t drag as we walked down the stairs. With a nod of satisfaction that everyone was ready, my mother ushered the girls out with the exception of Anna and led the way down the hall. My father and I followed with my cousin on my heels, making sure the train on the dress stayed off the floor.

My face hurt; my smile was so broad. Everyone around me was as well, and I felt like I was floating on a cloud. We reached the stairs, and I kept my eyes on my feet, so I didn’t trip, allowing my father to lead me. When I reached the bottom, I looked up and found Max, the best man, waiting at the back door with a look on his face that I couldn’t identify. Confusion and concern rolled through me since he should have been at the altar with Travis.

“What’s going…”

“I’m sorry, Kat,” he apologized, cutting my question off.

I gulped.

“Sorry for what?”

My stomach rolled with nausea.

“We can’t find Travis.”

“What do you mean you can’t find him?” I asked, shaking my head.

I felt Anna come to my side and felt her hands grip my elbow while my mother moved to my father’s other side. A united front as we’d been my entire life. It brought little comfort, especially when the next words came out of his mouth.

“He packed a bag and took off,” he explained, tugging gently on his tie. “He won’t answer his phone.”

“His parents?” I choked out.

“His mother left last night, and his father is here, but severely hungover. He doesn’t know where he is either.”

My knees threatened to buckle. This was a mistake. Something must have come up at the office, and he ran late coming back. He would be here. He had to be here. We were getting married.

“This was with my tux.”

The envelope, marked with the bed and breakfast logo, had my name on the front in his clear, concise handwriting. I didn’t fight the tears, I let them flow down my cheeks as I took it from him with a shaky hand. Without letting go of my father, I opened it and pulled out the small piece of paper.

I can’t go through with this. I’m sorry.

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About Marcie Shumway

Marcie Shumway is a small-town girl, born and raised in Maine. She resides with her high school sweetheart on a family-owned farm just miles from where she grew up. Her hubby and their four furbabies are her first loves, but they are followed closely by her writing, apple pie, and chocolate.

Marcie started writing short stories in middle school for her classmates to enjoy. They were always love stories with happy endings and spurred her dream of being a published author. Chasing that dream as an adult, she continues to write stories for her readers to love. An avid reader herself, Marcie thrives on the books of her favorite authors and when not writing, can be found curled up in her favorite spot with a good book in hand.

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About the 425 Madison Series

Welcome to 425 Madison Ave the perfect place to fall in love. Rounding out the summer with some hot city nights and coasting into fall with more cool characters at this famous high-rise, 425 Madison is returning for a third season!

With some familiar faces and some brand new residents - you'll be sure to find an author you love and a trope to ignite your taste buds after all 425 Madison IS the perfect place to fall in love!

We’ve got an amazing line of up must-read romance authors including, Lauren Helms, Allie York

J Marie, Kay Gordon, Marcie Shumway, Aubree Valentine, S.L. Sterling, and Fiona Tulle

Prepare for pages packed with new romances, characters, and tropes all from the same well-loved high-rise apartment building in NYC.

Season One and Two feature stories from some of your favorite romance authors: Leigh Lennon, MK Moore, Allie York, Aubree Valentine, Kay Gordon, Lauren Helms, Sylvia Kane, Katy Ames, KC Enders, Marci Shumway, and C. Lesbirel. All these authors came together, each with a standalone romance for you to enjoy. Covering all of your favorite tropes each tale offers you something new, something different.

Make sure to follow the 425 Madison Avenue Facebook page for more on release dates, cover reveals, and author spotlights. For exclusive excerpts, giveaways, and news subscribe to our 425 Madison newsletter!

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Review for Dare to Play by Carly Phillips

 Dare To Play (Dare Nation Book 3)

By Carly Phillips

Release Date: Oct, 6, 2020


Dare To Play

He’s the bad boy of baseball who’s about to lose everything.

She needs a husband to get custody of her teenage sister.

Suddenly a marriage of convenience doesn’t look so bad.

Pitcher, Jaxon Prescott has a lot on his plate. Major League Baseball. Reputation as a player. And now? He’s on the verge of losing it all. He didn’t mean to sleep with his general manager’s daughter or get into a brawl that was captured on camera. But his notoriety is a problem and everything he's worked for is at risk.

What’s a bad boy to do? Marry his sister's best friend to save his career, even if it’s the opposite of everything he wants and believes in.

Macy Walker is the sole guardian of her half-sister until the girl’s mother returns and wants her daughter back. In order to win custody, Macy needs to provide stability and marrying someone would do the trick. Luckily for her, her best friend’s brother needs a wife.

They're this close to getting exactly what they want - as long as they don't fall in love. 

A stand-alone novel

My Thoughts…


Dating your best friends’ brother is never a good idea, especially when he is a known bad boy and player.   Circumstances pushed Jaxon and Macy together and their hearts kept them together.    I loved how much their friendship played into their relationship.   They talked, the connected, and they respected each other.   Of course, the heat and attraction were there and there was no doubt their marriage would be a real marriage with all the benefits.     

The family of Jaxon were the real heroes of the story.    They did not entirely understand the relationship, but they supported them both.   They loved them, they kept their confidences, and they pushed them to be the best they could.    When things got tough, they stuck together and solved the problems.   

 Dare to Play is a steamy, sexy, sweet, loving story.    The secondary characters are important to the story and I hope many of them will be getting their own stories in the future.    I recommend picking up this quick and easy book.   

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Meet Carly Phillips:


NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a full time writer. Carly’s book, The Bachelor, was chosen by Kelly Ripa as a romance club pick and was the first romance on a nationally televised bookclub. Carly loves social media and interacting with her readers. Want to keep up with Carly? Sign up for her newsletter (below) and receive TWO FREE books at www.carlyphillips.com.

 

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Monday, October 12, 2020

Release Blitz for Seconds by Cam Johns

 

He’s a celebrity chef but he’s no gentleman, and he doesn’t care. Until karma bites him on the ass. Cam Johns’ dark retelling of Rapunzel is a second chance romance that will leave you craving more from this hot celebrity chef and salivating for SECONDS. Part of the Internet Famous Collection, SECONDS is now live!

Braxton Knight always had his mind set on becoming a celebrity chef. So much so that he forgot how to be a gentleman. His arrogance destroyed the confidence in many women, until he met the one woman who didn’t fawn over his every move. Phoenix Brighton. Soon, karma would come back to bite him in the ass that would devastate his future. Or so he thought. Turns out, it’s sometimes possible to find your second chance. Cam Johns’s dark retelling of Rapunzel is a second chance romance that will leave you craving more from this hot celebrity chef and salivating for SECONDS.

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Excerpt

Copyright 2020 @ Cam Johns

My ears are flooded with the noises spewing from the intercom, frustrating my subconscious. The constant borage of feet pattering along the halls, totally disregarding my belligerent sobbing, only encourages the anger that’s slowly building within me. Sobbing that becomes obnoxiously louder the more I think of her smile. Her embrace. Her soft touch against my thick, hardened exterior. A touch that will never be felt again. All because of choices I made. Decisions that kept me from being by her side and bringing us here. A place I’ll never return to that’s full of saddened, lonely people facing life-altering decisions. Just as I have. A decision that has been taken from me because we weren’t married yet. So, her heartless fucking parents made that irrevocable decision to pull the plug. Exiling my pleas to hold off and give her more time. More time to fight … for her life … for us … for me. But, those pieces of shits don’t even acknowledge my need to keep her alive. Regardless of what the doctors say, they are not always right. They can actually be wrong. But as it turns out, they are all against me. I am the one that’s wrong. Well fuck them! Fuck their judgments. Fuck their forsaken attitudes. Fuck their cavalier convictions. Fuck. Them. I slowly peel myself up from the hospital floor, wiping the remaining tears from my face ignoring the dampness of my torn t-shirt. I stand across from her room, staring through the glass watching her life drain from her body. Her parents laying across their daughter, crying just as hard as I was on the outside… but I know what lies beneath those outlying emotions. Emotions that I learned were false many years ago. Emotions that propelled their daughter directly into my arms. And what signed her DNR, in my opinion. But they’ll get what’s coming to them. One way or another. Even if it takes my own knife wielding hands.



 

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About Cam

Cam Johns began her career as a published author in 2016 with the release of her first book - Arousing Consequences - to the trilogy, The Arousing Series. However, actually publishing wasn't part of her plan. After her husband was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, she found that writing became a great way to relieve the tension and mounted pressures that come with watching someone she loves suffer from such a harsh diagnosis. It was her husband that pushed her to share her voice, regardless of how erotic that voice would become. Live. Love. Laugh. A well-known mantra that has become her way of living. Live, by accepting the things you cannot change. Love, the ones closest to you as if there's no tomorrow. Laugh, each day because sadness will get you nowhere!

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