Monday, July 31, 2023

Release Boost: Hot Chicken by LM Fox

 




Title: Hot Chicken
A Man of the Month
Christmas in July Series Novella
Author: LM Fox
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Unrequited Love/Small Town Beach Romance
Release Date: July 31, 2023


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Matt

Returning to my hometown to help care for my ailing mother
wasn’t on my radar at age twenty-eight.

But neither was Ellie Albright.

This small seaside town and its obsession with Christmas
had me packed and ready to leave at a moment’s notice.

Who knew a trip to the corner convenience store
could make this holiday grump want to grovel?

Because this girl is all I can think about,
and I’m not wasting my chance this time.

Ellie

It’s Christmas in July in Candy Cane Key.
However, winning Best on the Beach is the only thing
on my wishlist.

Definitely not my blazing hot high school crush
turned firefighter who’s come back home.

July is tourist season for our little beach town.
The entire community enjoys a lift in sales
as travelers visit for sun, surf, and holiday silliness.

Yet it’s not as easy when your place of business
is a run-down gas station.

But I’m keeping my eye on the prize.
Not on Matthew Hightower.
That’s one gift even Santa can’t deliver.

This steamy novella is a return to hometown,
unrequited love, small-town beach romance
with a guaranteed HEA!

This is a standalone, but stars characters from Naughty & Nice,
A 2022 Man of the Month Club Sycamore Mountain series novella.







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EXCERPT

Matt
I put my truck in park and hop out, walking toward the door with trepidation. I hope the food tastes better than this place looks.
A metal bell chimes overhead as I open the door. I’m surprised to find the inside is quite different than what greets you in the service area of this place. The area is bright with white linoleum floors and shiny gunmetal countertops. There’s a soda fountain and coffee stations to the left and the cashier’s check out to the right. A portly appearing older gentleman appears to be reading the newspaper, sitting on a stool behind the counter.
“Hi. Are you Elliot? I’m working with my brother this summer and he sent me to pick up lunch for his crew.”
“Ah, Harry your brother?” he asks around a toothpick dangling from the corner of his mouth.
“Yes, sir.”
“Well, any brother of Harry’s is a friend of mine. I’m Jo.”
“Matt. Nice to meet you. Oh. Salty Jo is you?”
He grins, and I instantly have the feeling this man is a fixture in Candy Cane Key.
“I don’t recall this place from when I grew up here.”
“What’re you? Thirty?”
“Close. Twenty-eight.”
The bell chimes again, and I notice customers meandering around the place. No one seems the slightest bit concerned about the condition of the place. I’m sure they have to pass inspections with the health department, but I still can’t help being a tad concerned about eating lunch from a place like this.
“Well, we’ve been here as long as you’ve been on the planet, son. Although it probably looked a bit better back then. Time and multiple tropical storms have taken their toll on the place. After a while, it gets to feel silly sinking any more money into it. But your brother has come to our aid more than once for the important stuff.”
This makes me smile. My brother really is a good dude.
“Speaking of your brother, I guess we need to keep his boys fed.” Jo removes the toothpick that remains in place throughout our conversation and points toward his right. “Elliot’s over there. In the deli area.” A mischievous smirk curls the corner of his mouth.
What’s that about? “Thanks.”
“Nice to meet you, Matt. Hope to see you ‘round.”
I turn in the direction of the deli and feel my stomach grumble as I’m hit with the aroma of fried chicken. Now I live in a mountain town in North Carolina where home cooking is a staple. So for the scent of these gas station offerings before me to cause me to salivate says something.
Bending forward, I take in the options within the glass case. There are perfectly prepared pieces of chicken, both on and off the bone, macaroni and cheese, green beans, collard greens, baked apples, and an assortment of pies. Hell, they even have banana pudding here. As my eyes travel to the back of the display area, I find I’m drooling for an entirely different reason. A set of shapely calves, thick thighs, and the hottest backside I’ve ever seen is bent over before me. This girl is leaning into the oven while her tiny cut-off shorts ride up her legs, causing my dick to twitch.
Hell, is she on the menu?
As if on cue, she stands to her full height. She’s probably about five foot five, with generous curves in all the right places. Those perky tits have to be at least a C cup, if not more. They are perfectly proportioned to her rounded hips and trim waste. Her thick auburn hair is pulled up in a messy bun, covered with a hair net. Yet, I can’t help picturing it tumbling down her back toward that fantastic ass. Shit. I don’t remember anyone in Candy Cane Key looking like this when I lived here. Well, maybe one girl, but she was just that. A girl. While this one is all woman.
I barely finish my thought before said stunner turns to face me. While I stand here with my mouth hanging open at the beauty wielding silver tongs before me, I’m met with the biggest green eyes I’ve ever seen. She simply gives me the once over as if this happens all the time. This curvy girl has my mouth watering when it suddenly hits me.
Wait. Do these guys come here for the hot chicken or the hot chick?







AUTHOR BIO


Born and raised in Virginia, LM Fox currently lives in a suburb of Richmond with her husband, three kids, and a chocolate lab.

Her pastimes are traveling to new and favorite places, trying new foods, a swoony book with either a good cup of tea or coffee, margaritas on special occasions, and watching her kids participate in a variety of sports.

She has spent the majority of her adult life working in emergency medicine and her books are written in this setting. Her main characters are typically in the medical field, EMS, fire, and/or law enforcement. She enjoys writing angsty, contemporary romance starring headstrong, independent heroines you can’t help but love and the hot alpha men who fall hard for them.


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Release Boost: Brooklyn Cupid by Lexi Ray

 




Title: Brooklyn Cupid
A Hidden Identity Roommate Romance
Author: Lexi Ray
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Hidden Identity/Roommates to Lovers
Release Date: July 25, 2023


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HE IS ABOUT TO SHOOT HIS DREAM GIRL...

Bounty hunting can be dangerous, but Jace Reed is used to danger and always follows the rules. Including the most important one—never get emotionally involved.

But everything goes haywire when the Brooklyn “it girl” interrupts his most important assignment.

Beautiful Lucy Moor may or may not hold the only clue to the target that Jace has been tracking for months. So becoming her roommate to get the intel from her should be easy… right?

SHE IS ABOUT TO CHANGE HIS LIFE...

Nothing is easy when Jace's simple organized life collides with hers.

His most important rule? Broken as soon as he moves in.

His self-control? Gone with the first taste of her lips.

His sanity? Shattered when he discovers her secret.

Turns out, his new roommate is not as innocent and sweet as she seems at first. And her secret is, oh, so spicy!

Jace never knew love. But now that he falls fast and hard, he is determined to claim it and keep it for himself.

If only he hadn’t brought the danger of his job right to her doorstep…








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Cover Reveal: Nana Malone

 


Nana Malone has revealed the gorgeous cover for The Villain!


Releasing: August 29, 2023


Guess who's having the craziest week EVER?

That would be me. 

Sunday: I get dumped by my boyfriend—right before a couple's bungee jump.

Monday: My little sister informs me that she’s invited our evil, estranged mom to the wedding I’ve spent months helping her plan. 

Wednesday: In an effort to escape Massimo Igno, this creepy friend of my future brother-in-law, I somehow end up making out with a tall, dark stranger who looks like Superman’s twin.

Thursday: Tall-dark-and Superman’s-Twin turns out to be my new high-profile client, and my now totally off-limits thinks-he’s-the-boss-of-me client is demanding I drop everything to come with him to Rome. Seriously, did I hunt baby polar bears in a past life or something? What did I do to deserve this? Of course, with my sister’s wedding to plan, I tell him no. 

Friday: As it turns out, no isn’t an option. My sexy new “client” is actually a ruthless, dangerous criminal. Apparently, he and the creepy guy I was trying to dodge are arch-enemies. He’s been watching me for weeks, and he wants to use me to get to Massimo.

Unfortunately, I don’t discover any of this until after he steals me from my hotel room in the dead of night and deposits me at his remote British countryside estate.

Saturday: I decide to fight like hell to escape my gorgeous British country estate prison. 

Now, the question going into next week is, will I be able to get away from stupid-hot-villain a-hole whose stare makes my tummy do things it shouldn’t, considering he’s kidnapped me?

And what will he do to me if he catches me? 






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Meet Nana




Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling author, Nana Malone writes Sexy Feel-Good Romance and loves all things romance and adventure.

That love started with a tattered romantic suspense she "borrowed" from her cousin. It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen year old. She's been in love with kick butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.


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Cover Reveal: Forgot to Say Goodbye by S.L. Scott

 

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Noah Westcott should come with a warning: TOO HOT TO HANDLE! And trust us, you won't be able to resist falling for him either! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ˜ But be warned, this office romance comes with a surprise pregnancy and an enemies-to-lovers twist that will have your heart racing! ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ฑ 


Mark your calendars and be ready to dive into this ๐™–๐™™๐™™๐™ž๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š that will leave you breathless! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“† 


Release date: August 17th


Add it to your TBR!


Cover Designer: RBA Designs



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Noah Westcott should come with a warning: Too Hot to Handle!

 

The man is stunningly handsome with his embracing brown eyes and lips that make me want to kiss that smirk right off his face.

 

How could I resist?

 

Spoiler: I didn’t.

 

That was my first mistake.

 

I blame him for the second. It should have been easy and fun. No strings attached. No feelings. As if he commanded it like he did me in the bedroom, I did exactly what I said I wouldn’t. I fell for him.

 

Two years later, the same man walks into my life. Again. A lot has changed. Not his devastating good looks, or that smug grin, but for me everything.

 

Now that Noah’s back—in my office and hanging around after hours—I can’t get distracted. I must protect my secret—the one who calls me Mommy.



Release Blitz: The Great British Bachelor Chase by Lila Monroe

 




Title: The Great British Bachelor Chase
Series: Hollywood Bachelors #2
Author: Lila Monroe
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Tropes: Exes to Lovers, Grumpy/Sunshine
Release Date: July 31, 2023


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Fall for a new exes-to-lovers, grumpy/sunshine rom-com from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe! Perfect for fans of Tessa Bailey, Ali Hazelwood, and Emily Henry.

Fraser MacKenzie is handsome, Scottish… and the first man to ever break my heart. We had a whirlwind romance during my study-abroad in England, until it ended in an epic ghosting (his), and untold misery (mine). I haven’t laid eyes on his distractingly broad shoulders in ten years… Until I arrive back on British shores for my dream job consulting on a big new production of Pride & Prejudice, and find… that Fraser is working on the movie, too.

Or rather, he finds me. Naked in the communal shower. Clinging to a hand-towel and my dignity for dear life.

I have zero desire to go strolling back down memory lane with him, even if our burning chemistry would put Lizzie and Darcy to shame. But when I accidentally send our lead actor fleeing on a mysterious mission, Fraser and I have four days to track him down - before the entire movie falls apart.

Embarking on a madcap British road-trip with my ex is a recipe for disaster… and serious temptation. Fraser is more infuriating - and swoon-worthy — than ever, and soon, we’re not so much rekindling an old flame as setting the world (and my burning loins) on fire.

But can we overcome the ghostings of the past to find real love? And will we make it to our missing actor in time to save the movie - and my career?

Find out in the hot and hilarious new romance from Lila Monroe!

HOLLYWOOD BACHELORS:
1 The Hollywood Marriage Bargain
2 The Great British Bachelor Chase
3 The Treasure Hunt Hookup
4 The Tropical Romance Test
5 The Smalltown Seduction Plan

PRAISE FOR LILA:

"Romantic comedy at its best!" - Seraphim Books Reviews

"A fun and flirty feel-good story that put a smile on my face!" - Goodreads

“A funny rom-com that gives me all the laugh and fluff was exactly what I need. This quirky and heartwarming second-chance romance was fun, light and perfect to take me away from all the heaviness in life.- Goodreads

“Lila Monroe’s writing is a sure thing to put me in a good mood especially in the gray days… I smiled all the time while reading it and these characters made my day so much better.” - ItaPixie Reviews

"I love the humor in Ms. Monroe's stories! They are outrageously funny! Add to that the romance and off the charts steaminess and you get one helluva story!" - Bibliophile Chloe

"This is a great… new series. I enjoyed playful characters, the funny moments and the steamy romance! 5 Stars." Reading Keeps Me Sane Blog

“Lila Monroe is an author who knocks romantic comedy books out of the park. Her books are, sweet, spicy, romantic and so funny that you cannot help but fall in love with her characters and her stories.” - Goodreads







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AUTHOR BIO

Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.


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Release Blitz: Hook, Line, and Summer by Tina Gallagher

 

Title: Hook, Line, and Summer
Author: Tina Gallagher
Genre: Grumpy/Sunshine, Small Town Romance
Release Date: July 31, 2023


I’ve loved Adam Barnes for as long as I can remember.
We were each other’s first everything and planned a life together.
But it all crumbled when my grandmother got sick.
How could I not go back to Seaside to take care of her?
So I went home and he kept climbing the corporate ladder thousands of miles away.
We tried the long distance thing for a while, but that was too painful.
So we broke up…and he didn’t come home for ten years.
But now he’s back for the summer.
I tried to stay away, I really did, but that old pull was too strong.
He swears we can make it work this time, but the odds are still stacked against us.
I'm rooted in Seaside while his ambition still carries him away from here.
Will love be enough to conquer all this time?





Summer's jaw dropped as she spotted me. I kept mine firmly closed, but my heart pounded out of control.

By focusing on my career, I’ve managed to keep her out of my head…mostly anyway…but I’d be a fool to think she’d ever be her out of my heart. Summer Hanson is most definitely the one who got away.

I have no idea how long we stood there, our eyes locked, memories flowing between us before Thea barked, breaking the spell.

Summer looked down at her dog, then herself.

“Argghhh!”

She made that garbled sound then turned and ran into her house. Thea followed her inside and the door slammed behind them.

I stared at the closed door, debating whether or not I should follow her. The curtain fluttered and I saw her peek out the window, making the decision for me. Summer obviously doesn’t want to see me right now. I’ll respect that. After all, I’m going to be here for a few weeks. She can’t avoid me forever.

Welcome to Summers in Seaside, a small town located along the Oregon Coast and home of the Seaside Festival. This series returns in July of 2023, with brand new stories filled with sun, sand and summer adventures that will tug at your heart strings.



Tina Gallagher grew up and continues to live in Northeast Pennsylvania. As a tween, she and her best friend would create happily ever afters for their favorite soap opera couples.

Eventually, the soap operas lost their appeal, but the writing never did.

Before living her dream as a full-time author, she worked a spectrum of jobs ranging from baking and cake decorating to marketing and project management.

In between creating memorable characters, traveling, and taking pole dance lessons, Tina enjoys spending time with her two grown children and Golden-Irish named Thea.




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