Saturday, September 30, 2023

Book Blitz: Pity Party by Whitney Dineen

 

Pity Party
Whitney Dineen
(Pity Series, #2) v
Publication date: September 26th 2023
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Romance

Melissa

I should have used my college degree to become a lawyer, politician, or heck, even a Time Lord—hey, it worked for Dr. Who. But no, I had to own a bridal boutique. Turns out that’s a terrible idea for someone with my lousy dating history.

Every day, I’m surrounded by the trappings of the perfect wedding, and I’m starting to resent all the smug almost-marrieds. I shouldn’t want to throat punch the brides, right?

Then Jamie Riordan moves to Elk Lake with his twelve-year-old daughter. He’s everything I’ve ever wanted in a guy—tall, gorgeous, successful, and clearly devoted to his kid.

Too bad his grumpy highness wants nothing to do with me.

I may not be his dream girl, but does he have to be so insulting about letting me know?

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EXCERPT:

“Your total is two thousand forty-eight dollars,” I tell the beaming bride-to-be who’s nearly blinding me with her over-the-top white teeth. She’s like Ross Geller from that one episode of Friends.

I used to dream of being just like her—hopeful, excited, no visible baby bump while planning my impending nuptials. Unfortunately, life has kicked me in the teeth often enough that I’m slowly stepping away from that fantasy. Instead, I’m focusing on the fact that women like her are probably more stressed out than your average sky diver during a tornado. Will he say yes? Does his mother hate me as much as I think she does? Should we really be spending this kind of money on one party? And the most important—Does he know I was serious when I said I dont clean toilets? The list goes on and on.

“You’re the best, Melissa!” the petite blonde with the unnatural orange tan gushes. She says this like I just brought her bail money at two in the morning. As she hands me her credit card, she adds, “You must love owning a bridal shop! I mean, could there be a better job?”

I didn’t think so ten years ago when I became my mom’s partner at Bride’s Paradise. I had recently graduated from college and was so full of hope and anticipation about my own wedding I couldn’t imagine anything better. Not that I was engaged or even dating anyone at the time, but I was raised on television shows like Say Yes to the Dress, Bridezilla, and David Tutera’s My Fair Wedding. I’d fantasized about my big day for over a decade at that point.

For a generation that is meant to believe there’s more to life than marriage, we sure spend a lot of time dreaming about it. Being fed a constant visual diet of what our big day is supposed to look like wreaks havoc with expectations. Somehow a wedding has become more about the show and what we wear than about true love.

Had I only gotten hooked on Law and Order or Dr. Who, I might have become a lawyer or even a Time Lord. Note to self: investigate the kind of credentials needed to become a Time Lord.

I hand the credit card back to Brooklyn as her wedding party circles around her. Her maid of honor squeals—loudly—“Oh, my GOD, Brook! This is it!! You said yes to the dress!” We’ve already taken pictures with the requisite signage and hashtags to ensure that everyone the bride has ever met will know where she bought her gown. Hashtags are the backbone of my business. #BridesParadise #ElkLakeWisconsinWeddings #LoveIsInTheAir #ImSoSickOfMyJobICouldSpit


Author Bio:

Whitney loves to laugh, play with her kids, bake, and eat french fries -- not always in that order.

Whitney is a multi-award-winning author of romcoms, non-fiction humor, and middle reader fiction. Basically, she writes whatever the voices in her head tell her to.

She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband, Jimmy, where they raise children, chickens, and organic vegetables.

Gold Medal winner at the International Readers' Favorite Awards, 2017.

Silver medal winner at the International Readers' Favorite Awards, 2015, 2016.

Finalist RONE Awards, 2016.

Finalist at the IRFA 2016, 2017.

Finalist at the Book Excellence Awards, 2017

Finalist Top Shelf Indie Book Awards, 2017

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Excerpt Reveal: Pity Party by Whitney Dineen

 Pity Party
Whitney Dineen
(Pity Series, #2)



Publication date: September 26th 2023
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Romance

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EXCERPT:

Jamie turns around and lowers his legs through the opening in the floor. Once his head disappears, I make my move to join him. Give me a minute,” he calls out, causing me to halt. After a few seconds he adds, Okay, come on down.”

I scoot through the opening and situate my feet on the ladder. I quickly descend three steps before pushing back to jump down like we used to do when we were kids. Unfortunately, Jamie is standing so close to the ladder that when I jump, I land right on top of him. We go down like a demolished building. 

After the inevitable crash, I demand, Why were you standing so close to the ladder?”

I was holding it for you so that it didnt tip over on you.” He sounds as annoyed as I am. 

It cant fall,” I tell him. Its attached to hooks in the concrete.”

How was I supposed to know that?”

I dont know, by using your eyes?” I shift to push myself up onto my elbows. Jamie does not make for the softest landing. As my body moves across his, he releases a pained groan. Are you hurt?” Im guessing a hundred and forty pounds dropping on anyone could cause some serious damage. 

Im … um… not really hurt.”

If hes not hurt, what is he carrying on about? And thats when the shock of my current position hits me like a punch in the gut. Im lying on top of Jamie!

I hurry to move my knee to the ground so I can slide off him, but I miss the mark—and wind up kneeing him right in the fellas.

Stop!” he yells. Youre going to turn me into a eunuch.”

Im trying to get off of you.”

But instead of pushing me away to facilitate our separation, he pulls me closer so that Im lying along his entire length. He puts one arm around me and rolls us both so that Im under him. Sweet Peter at the pearly gates, my entire body wakes up with an electric awareness. This is a delicious torture.

Jamie …” His name escapes my mouth like the last gasp of air before I shed my mortal coil for more heavenly pursuits. Although if there are more heavenly pursuits than this, I cant imagine them. 

Shh …” He doesnt move to get up, he just lies on me, wreaking havoc with my senses. 

I move my gaze to his face. He looks like hes in pure agony. Jamie,” I try again. 

My God, woman, cant you be quiet for a minute?” 

Suddenly my bones feel like theyre starting to melt. Why is he so mad? Then the truth hits me. Jamie is turned on by our current situation and hes trying to calm himself down. Which of course ignites a fire in me. 

The most gorgeous man Ive probably ever seen is lying on top of me, and hes totally affected by the situation. I squirm underneath him which causes him to groan again. Please stop moving.”

Why?” I practically purr. Are you uncomfortable?”

Im currently in a world of agony,” he growls. 

I dont know what comes over me, but I take that as an invitation. I move my arms up along his sides until theyre free. Then I cup either side of his face and raise my mouth to meet his. 

The feeling of our lips touching defies description. Its pure pleasure, its torment, its a coming home like Ive never experienced before. Every nerve ending in my body is alive and tingling. My heart is beating in overdrive. I have not kissed a man in nearly a year, and I do not remember it being anything like this all-consuming inferno.

Hes definitely kissing me back, which makes it even more surprising when he rolls off me and demands, What was that all about?”


Author Bio:

Whitney loves to laugh, play with her kids, bake, and eat french fries -- not always in that order.

Whitney is a multi-award-winning author of romcoms, non-fiction humor, and middle reader fiction. Basically, she writes whatever the voices in her head tell her to.

She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband, Jimmy, where they raise children, chickens, and organic vegetables.

Gold Medal winner at the International Readers' Favorite Awards, 2017.

Silver medal winner at the International Readers' Favorite Awards, 2015, 2016.

Finalist RONE Awards, 2016.

Finalist at the IRFA 2016, 2017.

Finalist at the Book Excellence Awards, 2017

Finalist Top Shelf Indie Book Awards, 2017

Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram


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Friday, September 29, 2023

Release Blitz: Hell on Wheels by Nikki Landis

 




Title: Hell on Wheels
Series: Royal Bastards MC: Las Vegas, NV #1
Author: Nikki Landis
Genres: MC/Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Tropes: Military/Forced Proximity
Release Date: September 29, 2023


BLURB

No one is safe in the city of sin.

Flint “Maddog” Shepherd is used to moving through the shadows.
As a Marine veteran who served two tours overseas, he’s become skilled at hiding in plain sight and eliminating the enemy.
When a bomb took the lives of his entire unit, he returned home a scarred and broken man.
The nightmares from his past still play havoc with his head.
As a result of his trauma, he gains a service dog as loyal as his Marine brothers, and everything starts to fall into place.

Maddog's connections lead him to the Royal Bastards MC, where joining the brotherhood renews his purpose.
But now he’s fighting a cesspool of crime, drugs, power, and trafficked girls.
He didn’t expect to find a young woman undercover in the sleazy underbelly of Las Vegas.
He’s the only chance Lark Simmons has to survive.
Maddog won’t rest until she’s safe and back in his arms where she belongs.

A Shadow Rider and a scarred veteran just might be Hell on Wheels.
But even Lucifer can’t control the monster he’s unleashed.
The city of sin will never be the same.
What happens in Vegas belongs to the spawn of Lucifer, the RBMC.
This Halloween, you're invited to a ride with the devil.








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Nikki Landis is the USA Today & International Bestselling, Multi-Award-Winning Author of over 50 romance novels in the MC, reverse harem, paranormal, dystopian, and science fiction genres. Her books feature deadly reapers, dark alpha heroes, protective shifters, and seductive vampires along with the feisty, independent women they love. There's heart-throbbing action on every page as well as fated mates and soul bonds deep enough to fulfill every desire.


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Release Blitz: Princes of Thorns and Ruin by Anya J. Cosgrove

 

Title: Princess of Thorns and Ruin
Duet Title: Throne of Shadows
Author: Anya J. Cosgrove
Genre/Tropes: Vampire Reverse Harem, Enemies-to-Lovers, Grump-Sunshine, Pleasure Bites, Touch Her and Die Vibes 
Release Date: September 28, 2023
Cover Design: Fiona Jayde Media





A grumpy human servant.

An arrogant bodyguard.

The scoundrel that broke my heart…

Secrets and betrayals rule the hypnotic court of shadows.

A proper vampire princess shouldn’t think so much about blood, but how can I resist the pull of Leo's scent or the warmth of his tanned skin? My new servant has sworn his life to me, but he’s quiet and full of secrets.

Alec Beaumont simply boils my blood every time he opens his damn beautiful mouth, and Sebastian Chastain is as cruel and calculating as the day he set fire to my dress.

I can’t fall for any of them, forced to marry whoever my brother will choose for me, but is duty reason enough to betray my own heart?

I’m a Delacroix. We rule or die.
There’s nothing to compromise.

Princess of Thorns and Ruin is book 1 in a fast-paced, sizzling romance duet set in the deadly Delacroix night court. You’ll love this story if you like sexy vampire bites, enemies-to-lovers relationships, and heroes who love to share. In this series, the heroine doesn't have to choose just one.

This duet is set in the same world as Magnetic and Shadow Bound, but it stands alone. Downton Abbey meets House of Dragons. Pick up your steaming-hot copy now!







Releasing November 16, 2023


Anya J Cosgrove lives in Qu├ębec with her husband, her beautiful son, and two mischievous cats. She works as a veterinarian by day. She’s a travel and Disney junkie and is passionate about her favorite paranormal series.

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Cover Reveal: Playmaker by Avery Keelan

 


Avery Keelan has revealed the gorgeous cover for Playmaker!


Releasing: December 4, 2023

Cover Designer: Andra M Designs


Summer

I know better than to fall for Gabriel Carter, notorious NHL playboy. Not only has he broken innumerable hearts during his 7 years in LA, he's my boss--even if he does have a smile that leaves me weak in the knees, a body built for sin, and enough charm to melt my sundress clean off.

So what if I swoon a little over the way he sings Everly to sleep every night he's not on the road? So what if he's deliciously protective and alpha-male over me whenever the paparazzi get too close? It doesn't mean anything... or does it?

I try to tell myself it's just a job, but between the stolen kisses and blurry lines, playing house with him is starting to feel a little too real.


Gabe

Summer Crawford loves nothing more than putting me in my place. She's five feet, five inches of sweet southern sass-- and temptation sleeping in the bedroom next to mine.

When all the rules go out the window one night, everything changes. After knowing how explosive our chemistry is together, there's no way I can go back to pretending we're just friends.

There's one small catch: Summer is my employee. My daughter Everly's nanny. Ev needs her, which means she's completely off-limits. Or at least, she should be... but I've never been good at following the rules.

Turns out, I need Summer too. Now I'm playing for keeps--and I always win.


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Avery Keelan is an Amazon top 20 bestselling author of sports romance and contemporary romance, a lifelong hockey fan, and a diehard coffee lover. She writes swoon-worthy happily ever afters with hot hockey heroes, snarky banter, and enough steam to fog up a mirror. Plus, of course, a hefty dose of drama and angst along the way.

With undergraduate degrees in Commerce and Psychology, Avery specialized in government policy and legislation in a previous life. She lives in Canada with her husband, two boys, and two spoiled rescue cats.

 

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