Wild Hearts 💜 Available Now

Release Date: February 2

 

He’s wild, brutal and dangerous. Against my will, he’s also my new husband.
 
The first time I saw Wolf Ramsey was at his family’s estate in Kauai. He was huge and imposing. Armed to the teeth. When he looked right at me, fascination wasn’t my first reaction. It was fear.

His outrageous good looks were shadowed only by his wild intensity. You could tell he would be reckless and brutal. Even from a distance, his dark, dangerous energy made my heart beat faster in a way I wasn’t expecting. I knew he would take me places I’ve never been and ruin me, body and soul. I was relieved when it was time to leave.

But before I could escape him, one single announcement changed my entire life. Because it’s not going to be my sister who secures the family alliance between the Ramseys and the Fitzpatricks.

It’s going to be me. And my new husband-to-be, Wolf Ramsey.

WILD HEARTS is a steamy new adult arranged marriage romance, set in paradise.

Note to readers: Wild Hearts is the second book in the Paradise Series. While it can be read as a standalone, this book contains spoilers to Book 1 so it is recommended that you read the first book in the series, Devil’s Angel (Paradise Book 1), before reading this one.

 

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Wolf is strong both in personality and stature so despite what history has dictated he wasn’t about to be forced into a marriage with the member of another family or at least he wasn’t until he saw Vivi. He is drawn to the woman who is petite and just wants to hide in plain sight but one meeting with her he knows that she is special, and he will protect her with his life.

Vivi has always been sheltered by her family and has never been able to make her own choices. The last thing she wants is to have to marry a man she doesn’t know and live a life she doesn’t want. She is equally intrigued and intimidated by Wolf, but she never expected that he would understand her like no other.

Wolf is exactly who Vivi needs in her life as he gives her unfailing support and love that allows her to become the woman she was always meant to be.

Meet Julie Capulet

 

Julie Capulet writes fun, sexy romance starring obsessed alphas and the sweet and sassy women who bring them to their knees. 
 
Her stories are inspired by true love and she’s married to her own real life hero. 
 
When she’s not writing, she’s reading, walking on the beach, drinking wine and watching rom-coms 

 

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Fake Crowne 💛 Blog Tour

Fake Crowne, an all-new fake-relationship, billionaire romance standalone from New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss is available now! 

How can I let him destroy everything he’s worked for just to make me happy?

I’m a singer with stage fright who’s famous for…well…nothing yet. And I promised my family if I didn’t make it big by the end of this year, I’d go back to med school.

My agent thinks Colton and I would be a great team both in the studio, and outside of it—especially if label executives think we’re dating.

The rules? We can kiss in public, but not in private.

We can act like we’re doing the deed, as long as we’re not.

And as far as having actual feelings for each other goes…that’s obviously out of the question.

But after so many late nights in the studio and a bunch of stolen kisses, I start to see beyond his party boy facade to something real underneath. And he believes in me–with his coaching and encouragement, I’m finally overcoming my anxiety and giving the best performances of my life.

If only time wasn’t running out so fast.

Then Colton has an idea to keep us together. It’s terrible, but it’s the only way.

How can I let him destroy everything he’s worked for just to make me happy?

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I watch him move into the shadows. The lights that line the edge of the walk go on as he passes. My phone buzzes, so I check it before driving off. It’s Liam.

 —look what showed up on DMZ—

A photo slides in. It’s screenshot from DMZ and a link. A picture of Colton pushing me against my car and me grabbing his jacket. Everything else is cut out. Liam. Gene. It’s shot from a little above, through a windshield.

 The headline under it reads: HAS COLTON CROWNED THE NEXT TAMIKA? 

What? I tap the link. The article is short and breathless. Colton Crowne, who “discovered” Tamika in Memphis and who was “viciously” cut from credit or royalties by Gavin McCormick, may be nursing the next baby star into the sky. 

They don’t even know I’m a musician. 

I could be a lawyer or an accountant. 

But that wouldn’t get clicks. No one cares about that story. 

Liam follows with a text. 

—You guys—

Colton is on the chat. I look at the driveway. The path lights have gone dark, but I can see him standing there, looking down with the screen glowing on his face. 

“Fuck!” he barks, moving enough to turn on the lights. 

That’s when I know he’s seen Liam’s messages. He looks at me and, seeing I haven’t moved, jogs over while his brother’s texts ding.

 —This is gold-plated—

—A gift from the gods—

—We’re on second base before we even get to the plate—

Colton stops. Types into his phone. 

—What are you talking about?—

—You guys together in public coronates Skye—

This feels more real than when Liam mentioned it before.

I don’t have long to do something…anything…or I have to fulfill my promise to my mother and take up last year’s deferment to University of Michigan Medical School. Being coronated, as Liam calls it, makes that possible. Without an electric shock to the process, I don’t have a chance. I’m dead in the water. Pursuing a music career and med school at the same time isn’t possible without a clone. 

But I want clarity, so I text the chat. 

—You mean you really want us to pretend we’re fucking?—

I hit Send before I rethink the word fucking to describe what I’m not doing with Colton, who answers from halfway back to the car. 

—That’s what he means—

He could have told me that himself. Instead he stands there as Liam’s message comes in. 

—That’s what I mean—

I’m about to text that I’m in. I’ll do it. I’m thrilled actually. But it’s not just about me, so I wait for Colton to come to me. I open the passenger window. He doesn’t come. Instead, he sends a message. 

—You know Gene took this right? From the angle?—

I look back at the photo. Yeah. It was taken from the SUV before Gene got out. Maybe he took it to get evidence in case he’d hit anyone or maybe he was thinking that fast. That’s secondary to the fact that it found its way to a gossip website. 

A notification drops over the picture. A text from Colton. 

—So, no. Fuck him. No—

Once that comes in, I look at him as he puts the phone in his pocket and starts back my way. 

I want to be coronated. I want it to be easy. I need the boost to start before the walls close in. 

They’ve been closing in for months. Ever since last year when I applied. Before that, when I took the MCAT without studying. I thought I was so clever, setting myself up for failure. I wasn’t clever enough to get the answers wrong though. 

That’s fine. It’s fine. I’m okay with it. Screw the coronation. I can’t make Colton do something he doesn’t want to do. He has every right to refuse. But I’m still reeling from the transition between hope and regret. For a minute, I was in a world where I had a head start and I’m just as suddenly back in the status quo. 

He’s coming this way. I don’t want to talk to him. I don’t want to hear the reasons he thinks it’s a bad idea. Not right now, because he’s probably right and I just want to sit in my disappointment alone. 

Before he reaches the car, I drive away.

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A Very Filthy Game ⚾️ Available Now

A Very Filthy Game by Lauren Blakely

Release Date: February 2nd

Genre/Tropes: Forbidden Romance/Billionaire Romance/MM Romance/SportsRomance

HOT NEW RELEASE!

A VERY FILTHY GAME, an all-new, MM, lessons-in-seduction standalone from

#1 NYT bestselling author Lauren Blakely, is NOW LIVE!

WHAT TO EXPECT….

British Billionaire

Cocky Athlete

Lessons-in-Seduction

Forbidden Romance

First Times

Steamy, Sinfully Sexy Moments

Make sure to grab this brand new steamy, forbidden, MM romance between a billionaire and an athlete TODAY!

NOW AVAILABLE! FREE IN KU!

10% of all release week proceeds for A VERY FILTHY GAME will be donated to The Trevor Project!

(This also includes preorder proceeds)

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(Narrated in duet by Joe Arden and Shane East!)

BLURB:

When the British billionaire wants to teach the cocky athlete a brand new kind of game…

Lately, I’ve been full of questions. One hot summer night, I find all the answers when I kiss another guy for the first time. But he disappears, leaving me wondering who my mystery man was.

I can’t stop thinking about him. Even on the ball field, I’m daydreaming about his hungry hands, and the filthy things he whispered in his posh British accent.

Somehow, I still win one of the biggest games of my career, and afterward, the man surprises me with an invitation: “Meet me in a private suite.”

When I RSVP, he makes me an offer–one chance to try all the things I’ve never experienced. Then we’ll walk away.

But once will never be enough.

Soon I’m locked into an intense lessons-in-seduction game with the secretive billionaire who keeps love at a distance, all while he pushes the boundaries of my brand-new desires.

Then, I learn that all my desires come with a terrible cost, as he breaks down the walls around my heart.

A Very Filthy Game is a standalone, lessons-in-seduction, first times, forbidden MM romance between a billionaire and an athlete…

⚾️Review⚾️
Gunnar is a professional baseball player who is working through what he wants in a partner. When he sees Rafe at a club the sparks fly but when it didn’t end the way he wanted he finds a way to attract his attention.

Rafe is a wealthy businessman who is conflicted about exploring a relationship, even if it is strictly physical with Gunnar. The chemistry between them is undeniable and what was supposed to be casual is starting to feel anything but however first they have some challenges they must overcome.

Hot chemistry and witty banter as even though at first glance it appears that Rafe and Gunnar shouldn’t be compatible they prove that they are exactly what the other needs in their life.

About Lauren Blakely:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible

Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s

sexy, sweet, and witty. She also writes USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance.

With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York

Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, with

more than 60 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 5 million books. A Brown University graduate, Lauren likes dogs, cake and show tunes and is the vegetarian at your dinner party.

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Resilient Reign 👑 Available Now

Release Date: January 31

 
“He who does not trust enough will not be trusted.” ~ Lao Tzu

The halls of Molave Palace and Annabella Castle have secrets that are meant to stay buried. As the reflective veil is ripped away, Princess Lucille is forced to accept the deception surrounding all that she once believed to be true.

To stay resilient in their reign, Princess Lucille and Prince Roman must decide who is trustworthy and who is ruthless, who is friend and who is foe. Even the complicity of family is questioned as the prince and princess fight for their own survival.
Can they even trust one another?

Have you been Aleatha’d?

From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a brand-new contemporary romantic-suspense series, Royal Reflections, set in the world of the royal elite, where things are not as they appear.


*RESILIENT REIGN is book two of the Royal Reflections series that began with RUTHLESS REIGN.

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👑Review👑
The story of Lucille and Roman continues and it doesn’t disappoint. With so many unknowns that the one thing that is known is the depth of their feelings for each other. As secrets are revealed the surprises keep coming and they are left wondering who is actually helping them and who is determined to hurt them as they try to stay one step ahead of those who mean them harm.

The love and chemistry between Lucille and Roman is unparalleled despite how their relationship began however as the feelings between them escalate so does the danger surrounding them and it leaves us wondering what the future holds for this captivating couple.

Meet Aleatha Romig

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.
In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.
In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT.
Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
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Empire Of Lust ★★★ Cover Reveal

 

EMPIRE OF LUST by JL. Beck

Book 1 of the Empire Series

 

Release Date: April 2, 2023.

Genre/Tropes: Best Friends Dad, Mafia, Billionaire, Age Gap

 

CHECK OUT THIS CAPTIVATING COVER!!

EMPIRE OF LUST, book 1 of The Empire Series, by JL Beck is coming April 2nd!!

 

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Blurb:

 

I’ve loved him since I was sixteen, what happens when he sees me as the woman and not the little girl.

 

I made a mistake.

At sixteen years old I fell for the wrong man.

Callum Torrio.

Ruthless billionaire. Dangerous villain. My best friend’s father.

At twenty one I gave up hope that he would ever notice me.

He’s twenty years older than me, and an arms dealer for the mob.

The smart choice would be to forget he ever existed.

But that’s not possible.

His icy blue gaze, sculpted physique, and huge rough hands play a vivid part in my dreams.

Then one night everything changes

Every fantasy I ever had he brings to life.

Dominant and possessive he praises and worships me.

He makes me feel like a woman when all my life I’ve felt sheltered and controlled.

But Callum has dark secrets, and a past that refuses to let go.

I knew he was a bad man but I never would have anticipated this…

 

**This book is not a standalone and the first in a three book series. It contains dark themes, and things that may be triggering to some readers. Also it’s a DARK romance. Please do not read if you don’t like possessive, controlling, antiheroes.*

 

 

 

 

 

About JL Beck:

J.L. Beck loves good books, wine, and coffee. She’s a lover of words and when she isn’t writing you can find her working on her newest book baby. She started her publishing journey back in 2014 and hasn’t stopped writing since. Living in Wisconsin with her husband, two kiddos, and dogs she wouldn’t trade them for anything. Well, maybe…

 

 

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More Than Cookies 🍪 Blog Tour

We’re so excited to be sharing More Than Cookies, a small town romance from Christine DePetrillo that’s out now!

Title: More Than Cookies

Author: Christine DePetrillo

Genre: Small Town Romance

About More Than Cookies:

“I don’t usually trust my heart, but I know it’s not lying to me about you.”

Sage Stannard is grumpy. Having just attended her cousin’s wedding in California, she’s at her limit for watching happy couples stare dreamily at one another. She’s never had anything but quick romps back home in Vermont that always turn out to be mistakes. Big ones. Maybe moving out of her mother’s house and taking a stab at online dating will add a little excitement to this caterer’s stale life. Maybe it’ll bring more disappointment. Who knows?

Chainsaw artist Orion Finley is on a mission to get his daughter, Myah, back from his ruthless ex-wife. Only trouble is his ex-wife is a crafty lawyer with connections—ones that give her the upper hand. She even managed to get custody of his dog, Ranger, just to drive the stake deeper into his heart. His father always told him women were poison, especially the pretty ones. Why hadn’t he listened? Well, he was listening now.

When Sage and Orion meet over a bloody couch, the gates are opened to a path neither of them is quite ready to travel on. Will they stumble? Will it be all uphill? Or will the end of the path be just the new beginning they need?

The Maple Leaf Series, contemporary romance

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Other Series by Christine DePetrillo

The One Kind Deed Series, contemporary romance

“The town, the people, the love story… a perfect romance.”

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“Full of memorable characters with a solid plot and plenty of passion.”

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🍪Review🍪
Sage hasn’t had the best experience when it comes to romance, but she hasn’t given up hope yet. What she hadn’t expected was that it wouldn’t be a match from a dating site but an injured interloper at the house she was thinking of purchasing that would catch her interest.

Orion’s life hasn’t turned out the way he planned but the biggest disappointment was losing custody of his daughter. His only concern is regaining custody of her but an injury and a chance encounter with Sage might convince him that love and romance didn’t have to end when his marriage did.

Orion and Sage are both going through a difficult time in their life and find what they were looking for in each other. This is a heartwarming story complete with intrigue, romance and family.

Catching Up with the Series:

More Than Pancakes

More Than Cookies

More Than Rum

More Than Pizza

More Than Cocoa

More Than Peaches

More Than Candy Corn

About the Author:

Christine DePetrillo can often be found hugging trees, conversing with dragonflies, and walking barefoot through sun-warmed soil. She finds joy in listening to the wind, bathing in moonlight, and breathing in the fragrances of things that bloom. If she had her way, the sky would be the only roof over her head.

Her love of nature seeps into every story she tells. As does her obsession with bearded mountain men who build, often smell like sawdust, and know how to cherish the women they love. Today she writes tales meant to make you laugh, maybe make you sweat, and definitely make you believe in the power of love.

She lives in Vermont with her husband and many woodland creatures who defend her fiercely from all evils.

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I’ll Always Be With You 🩰 Cover Reveal

Monica Murphy has revealed the gorgeous cover for I’ll Always Be With You!

Releasing: May 18, 2023

Cover Design: Emily Wittig Designs

Weston Fontaine is the hottest senior at Lancaster Prep.

And he knows it.

He’s gorgeous. Confident. Smart.

Too smart.

Everyone loves him. He could have any girl on campus, except for one.

Me.

I’m a Lancaster, meaning I’m basically untouchable–or so I thought. It’s my family who owns this God forsaken private school that I don’t want to attend. But according to my parents, I have to endure my senior year at Lancaster Prep before I can return to what I love the most: ballet.

West doesn’t make my time here easy. He’s arrogant. Crude. Insufferable. He torments me in the worst way, to the point that I can’t stand him. Yet he’s the only boy I’ve ever let touch me…

You see, West and I? We share a secret. On a hot summer night in Paris, we hooked up. And I never do that. Ever. I revealed parts of myself to him I’ve never shown anyone else. He’s seen me at my most vulnerable. I told him my secrets. And he told me his. In Paris, he was sexy. Protective. Even dare I say…sweet.

Now he’s the villain in my story, yet I can’t help but chase after that feeling only West can give me. Despite our hatred for each other, we somehow burn brighter when we’re together. So what happens when you helplessly fall for the one person you know is bad for you?

If you’re like me, you go ahead and fall for him anyway.

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Meet Monica


Monica Murphy is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling romance author. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and have sold over two million copies worldwide. Both a traditionally published and independently published author, she writes young adult, new adult and contemporary romance. She’s also known as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.

A native Californian, she lives on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere with her husband, two kids, one dog, and four cats. When she’s not writing, she’s an assistant coach for her daughter’s high school cheer team, which is a two season sport. Meaning, she’s at practice with a bunch of teenage girls all the time. Or she’s at a football game. Or a basketball game. Maybe someday, she’ll even write about this experience.

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Got Your Six ✈️ Available Now

Title: Got Your Six
Series: Owens Protective Services Book 6
Author: Giulia Lagomarsino
Genre: Alpha/Protector Romance
Release Date: January 30, 2023
 
 
 
Action, Adventure, and a good woman—that’s all I crave.
A chance to prove my love for a woman by risking my life for her.
Everyone else gets to do it, so why not me?
Except, I never imagined she would vanish without a trace.
I thought she had been taken by a gang or a serial killer.
It turns out, she’s what they call a runner.
Yeah, you heard me right. She runs when people get too close to her.
And not because she has emotional baggage or something.
She doesn’t like people, which I don’t get.
I’m great people!
That night playing Battleship will go down in the books as one of the best nights of my life.
But apparently, I scared her off when I said I was coming back for her.
And then she landed herself in a Russian prison.
And of course, now she needs me to come to the rescue.
Yeah, I’ll do it. She’s my girl. Why wouldn’t I?
I just hoped she’d never see the one weapon I always deploy.
Tactical Vomit.
 
★★★★★ BooksnNooks4Me – “Remarkable! Hilarious! Got Your Six is the sixth book in Owens Protective Services (OPS). I absolutely love this series!”

★★★★★ Sexy Sirens Book Blog – “Oh My Gosh, I just love Ms. Giulia’s books. As a rule they are funny, entertaining, suspenseful and romantic storylines all rolled up into one.”

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Professionally Quinn is a success but the same can’t be said for her personal life. She doesn’t allow people close so when she meets Scotty Dog one night is all she was looking for however when he wants more she leaves without a trace. She never expected to see him again but when she finds herself in a difficult situation he comes to her rescue.

Scotty Dog’s career as a pilot is unusual due to the side effects he feels when he flies. He was drawn to Quinn from their first meeting however her sudden departure leaves him with questions. When fate brings them back together he is determined that she isn’t about to walk away a second time.

The interactions between them are humorous, the characters are unique and I enjoyed seeing the relationship between them unfold as well as the relationship that Scotty Dog has with the rest of the team.

“Hey,” I nodded as I approached. “I was wondering if I could get you a hotel for the night.”

He looked past me to Quinn. “Why?”

“Well… I’m sort of on a date, and it’s an important one. Only one chance to seal the deal, if you know what I mean.”

“I’m a guy. Of course I know what you mean.”

I held out my hands. “So…how about it? I can get you a really nice suite at the Holiday Inn.”

He huffed out a laugh. “No thanks. I’ll stay in my room.”

He tried to walk past me, but I stepped in his way. “Yeah, that’s not going to work for me. See, I’m trying to build a fire with her.”

“A what?” he asked, looking at me funny.

“A fire. See, I’ve got the safe spot. If you leave, the area is clear of debris. The ground is moist, but not wet enough to make it difficult to start the fire.”

“What?”

“And I have the tinder bed all ready. I’m getting ready to add the kindling, but if you show up, I’ll never get to pull out the flint and create that spark.”

“Shouldn’t you already have a spark?”

I rolled my eyes. This guy just wasn’t getting it. “Man, this isn’t a race. I’m not looking to throw some lighter fluid on it and toss in a match. I want to nurture the flame and watch it grow. I want a fucking forest fire.”

“You know, that’s really not safe. Forest fires kill people and have astronomical geological effects.”

I squeezed my eyes shut, pressing my fist to my mouth so I didn’t explode. “It’s a metaphor. I’m not actually building a fire!”

“Oh, sorry. I got lost in the whole build-up of it.”

“So, you get what I’m saying?”

“I think so. Although, I’m not sure you needed the whole fire thing. It was a little weird, to be honest.”

“You’re a little weird. You live with this insanely hot woman and you haven’t made a move.”

“I thought it would ruin the working relationship.”

“Yeah, that’s a tough move. Not many can do it,” I agreed. “There’s a lot of planning that goes into something like that.”

“Exactly. Plus, she’s really not the type to go back for seconds.”

“Which is why you need to build a fire, my friend.”

He grinned at me and held out his hand. “Alright, I’ll stay somewhere else for the night. Good luck with the tinder.”

He turned to leave, but I grabbed him by the sleeve. “Hey, do you have any games at the apartment?”

He jerked his arm out of my grasp and shot me a disgusted look. “You want to borrow sex toys?”

“No, you idiot. Games. Battleship, Twister…”

“Oh…for sex?”

“No, just to play!” I nearly shouted. “We’re building a fire here, remember?”
 
I’m a stay at home mom that loves to read. Some of my favorite titles are Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Horatio Hornblower. I started writing when I was trying to come up with suggestions on ways I could help bring in some extra money. I came up with the idea that I could donate plasma because you could earn an extra $500/month. My husband responded with, “No. Find something else. Write a blog. Write a book.” I didn’t think I had anything to share on blog that a thousand other mothers hadn’t already thought of. I decided to take his challenge seriously and sat down to write my first book, Jack. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed writing. From there, the stories continued to flow and I haven’t been able to stop. I hope my readers enjoy my books as much as I enjoy writing them. Between reading, writing, and taking care of three small kids, my days are quite full.
 
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Title: Crave the Love
Series: Road Trip Romance #14
Author: A.K. Evans
Genre: Small Town Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations
Release Date: May 30, 2023
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Johnny and Kiera Barlow are the gold standard when it comes to relationships. Together for eight years and married for half of them, it seems they’ve got it all figured out.

But Johnny and Kiera haven’t let their friends in on their secret.
The relationship that seems so perfect on the outside has been rocky at best for the last year. Now, they’re getting a divorce.
But there’s one thing they need to do before they share the news. They’ll stand up beside their closest friends as best man and matron-of-honor for a North Carolina beach wedding.
To keep up appearances, they’ll have no choice but to pretend everything is great between them.
Only, Johnny and Kiera hadn’t expected that this trip would prove they both still crave the love they once had.
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A.K. Evans is a contemporary romance author of over twenty published novels. While she enjoys writing a good romantic suspense novel, Andrea’s favorite books to write have been her extreme sports romances. That might have something to do with the fact that she, along with her husband and two sons, can’t get enough of extreme sports. 

Before becoming a writer, Andrea did a brief stint in the insurance and financial services industry and managed her husband’s performance automotive business. That love of extreme sports? She used to drive race cars! 
When Andrea isn’t writing, she can be found homeschooling her two sons, doing yoga, snowboarding, reading, or traveling with her family. She and her husband are currently taking road trips throughout the country to visit all 50 states with their boys.
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I thought I was going to be her forever. That was until she up and left Candy Cane Key and took my broken heart right along with her.

Now she’s back and damn if those feelings aren’t still there for the girl who’s all grown up and still drives me crazy. Don’t get me wrong, I want her back and they say you’ve got to shoot your shot, but, I don’t know that I can handle another blow.

Guess I’m about to find out if she loves me, or knot.

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Excerpt 

Copyright 2023 Aubree Valentine

“What are you doing?” I leaned closer to my best friend Abby and whispered through gritted teeth.
It was bad enough that I let her convince me to come with her to this Manuary charity auction. Now she was sitting here bidding, Candy Cane Key’s favorite Sherriff’s Deputy, who also happened to be my pain in the ass ex.
Deputy Ryan Albright worked the crowd of hungry local women with his piercing blue-green eyes, a charming and seemingly innocent schoolboy smile, and that sandy blondish-brown hair that I used to love running my fingers through. When he winked at someone in the front, a table of ladies that we graduated high school with whistled and placed another round of bids.
Abby’s hand went up and she doubled the last bid.
“Abby!” I hissed, suddenly wishing I was anywhere but here.
Betsy Henry, my arch-rival essentially since birth raised Abby’s bid while looking right at me with an evil smirk on her face.
Ha. If Betsy wanted a date with Ryan, she could have him. It would serve him right, too. After breaking my heart in two, Ryan absolutely deserved to suffer through a night with the likes of Betsy. Besides, it wasn’t like I was the one bidding on him.
Abby pledged another hundred dollars on top of Betsy’s bid.
What the hell was she thinking?
Did she want a date with Ryan?
There was no way.
Abby would never do that to me, nor would she do that to her boyfriend Liam. And if she was merely trying to up the bids and raise more money for charity then surely she would have placed a bid on some of the other guys, too.
Right?
I swallowed hard and my cheeks flushed when Ryan looked in our direction and shot Abby a confused glance before locking eyes with me.
“Abs. Really. That’s enough. Please, stop,” I pleaded.
“Going once. Going twice,” the auctioneer called out. “Sold to our very own Abby Monet!”
I gasped out loud.
Abby turned and looked at me with a satisfied grin. “You’re welcome.”
“What?” I croaked.
“That was all for you, bestie,” she winked. “You can thank me later.”
“Abbbbbbyyyyy. What have you done?”

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About Aubree Valentine 

Aubree Valentine began her book world career as a personal assistant for a close friend/author and as a book blogger. But, she’s been writing stories of all kinds since she was a child.

Her time spent as a personal assistant and book blogger only further fueled her love of romance and the desire to write her own happily ever afters, so with a hard shove from a friend (or four), she made the leap and officially published her very first book in 2016.

Since then Aubree has brought to life more than a dozen sexy alphas, including her beloved fan-favorite first responders from the Too Hot to Handle collection.

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up with a good book and her fur babies. Or bringing to life some over-the-top craft project.

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