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Blog Tour: When The Stars Align by Isabel Jolie

When The Stars Align | Isabel Jolie

West Side series #1

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Release Day: January 13, 2020

Buy Links:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Isabel-Jolie/e/B082LVT5PM

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/when-the-stars-align-isabel-jolie/1135398700

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/when-the-stars-align-3

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Blurb

Anna and Jackson meet their last year in Chapel Hill. She’s accepted a job at a respected, award-winning advertising agency in New York City, and he has a position at a prestigious Atlanta firm. Sparks fly, but when he suggests she change her plans, she’ll have none of it. By the time moving day comes, they don’t even share goodbyes.

Four years later, Anna and Jackson meet again in New York City when, thanks to a mutual connection, he moves into her apartment building. She’s a Creative Director at a medium-sized advertising agency. He’s just moved from Atlanta to New York to accept a position at a well-respected law firm.

Anna, friendly to everyone, welcomes him to her city. Jackson has zero interest in repeating past mistakes, and he’s still angry over what she did years ago. But he’s in a new city, she’s his neighbor, and a friendship forms.

With a singular focus on making partner and no interest in exploring a relationship with Anna, Jackson sells her on a friends with benefits arrangement that won’t take them off course. In his mind, it’s a win-win. What could go wrong?

The arrangement works until Anna battles sexual harassment at her agency and the two don’t see eye to eye on how to handle it. Anna cares about her career, and Jackson knows the law and plans to leverage it.

The situation forces Jackson to face some realities about his father and life choices. Anna has zero intention of letting him tell her what to do. Both find themselves wondering if they should step back once again and wait for a better day, when their relationship makes sense. A day when the stars align.

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Excerpt

Chewie and I only have to wait a minute for the elevator. We walk in, and I hum a bit as I scratch her floppy mass of hair. The elevator door slides to close. A hand shoots through the gap to force the door open. I tighten my grip on Chewie’s leash as she attempts to lunge forward to say hello. “Chewie!” I scold.

I grip the leash tightly to keep her at my side. Once I have my shaggy girl under control, I raise my head and see the man standing on the threshold of the elevator. My mouth drops open. My lungs contract. 

Hazel eyes I haven’t seen in four years stare back at me. The blue-gray suit offsets those chameleon eyes, casting a bluer hue. The short, trimmed beard makes him appear older and more distinguished. The dark, curly, college student hair, now cut in a shorter, controlled, professional style, says business.

My skin tingles. From shock or from being in his presence again, I’m not sure.

Jackson’s eyes flick between me and my rambunctious, shaggy brown beast. “Anna?”

“Jackson?” Chewie attempts to jump on him, and I give a quick pull on the leash and command, “Sit.” I close my mouth, but I’m still gaping. How could I not be? Jackson lives in Atlanta. I never thought I’d see him again. That door closed.

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About the Author

Isabel Jolie is the mother of two strong, kindhearted girls and she’s been married to her supportive, romantic husband for over fifteen years. Isabel received a BA Journalism from the University of North Carolina and an MBA from New York University.

She has a business background in advertising and marketing. Wine, falling snow, good friends, and a delicious book with all the feels are a few of her favorite things.

Social Media

Website: http://www.isabeljoliebooks.com

Twitter: @isabeljoliebook

Facebook: https://facebook.com/isabeljoliebooks

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19801964.Isabel_Jolie

Pinterest: isabeljoliebooks

Instagram: https://instagram.com/isabeljoliebooks

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Release Blitz: When The Stars Align by Isabel Jolie

When The Stars Align | Isabel Jolie

West Side series #1

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Release Day: January 13, 2020

Buy Links:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Isabel-Jolie/e/B082LVT5PM

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/when-the-stars-align-isabel-jolie/1135398700

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/when-the-stars-align-3

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Blurb

Anna and Jackson meet their last year in Chapel Hill. She’s accepted a job at a respected, award-winning advertising agency in New York City, and he has a position at a prestigious Atlanta firm. Sparks fly, but when he suggests she change her plans, she’ll have none of it. By the time moving day comes, they don’t even share goodbyes.

Four years later, Anna and Jackson meet again in New York City when, thanks to a mutual connection, he moves into her apartment building. She’s a Creative Director at a medium-sized advertising agency. He’s just moved from Atlanta to New York to accept a position at a well-respected law firm.

Anna, friendly to everyone, welcomes him to her city. Jackson has zero interest in repeating past mistakes, and he’s still angry over what she did years ago. But he’s in a new city, she’s his neighbor, and a friendship forms.

With a singular focus on making partner and no interest in exploring a relationship with Anna, Jackson sells her on a friends with benefits arrangement that won’t take them off course. In his mind, it’s a win-win. What could go wrong?

The arrangement works until Anna battles sexual harassment at her agency and the two don’t see eye to eye on how to handle it. Anna cares about her career, and Jackson knows the law and plans to leverage it.

The situation forces Jackson to face some realities about his father and life choices. Anna has zero intention of letting him tell her what to do. Both find themselves wondering if they should step back once again and wait for a better day, when their relationship makes sense. A day when the stars align.

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Excerpt

Chewie and I only have to wait a minute for the elevator. We walk in, and I hum a bit as I scratch her floppy mass of hair. The elevator door slides to close. A hand shoots through the gap to force the door open. I tighten my grip on Chewie’s leash as she attempts to lunge forward to say hello. “Chewie!” I scold.

I grip the leash tightly to keep her at my side. Once I have my shaggy girl under control, I raise my head and see the man standing on the threshold of the elevator. My mouth drops open. My lungs contract. 

Hazel eyes I haven’t seen in four years stare back at me. The blue-gray suit offsets those chameleon eyes, casting a bluer hue. The short, trimmed beard makes him appear older and more distinguished. The dark, curly, college student hair, now cut in a shorter, controlled, professional style, says business.

My skin tingles. From shock or from being in his presence again, I’m not sure.

Jackson’s eyes flick between me and my rambunctious, shaggy brown beast. “Anna?”

“Jackson?” Chewie attempts to jump on him, and I give a quick pull on the leash and command, “Sit.” I close my mouth, but I’m still gaping. How could I not be? Jackson lives in Atlanta. I never thought I’d see him again. That door closed.

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About the Author

Isabel Jolie is the mother of two strong, kindhearted girls and she’s been married to her supportive, romantic husband for over fifteen years. Isabel received a BA Journalism from the University of North Carolina and an MBA from New York University.

She has a business background in advertising and marketing. Wine, falling snow, good friends, and a delicious book with all the feels are a few of her favorite things.

Social Media

Website: http://www.isabeljoliebooks.com

Twitter: @isabeljoliebook

Facebook: https://facebook.com/isabeljoliebooks

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19801964.Isabel_Jolie

Pinterest: isabeljoliebooks

Instagram: https://instagram.com/isabeljoliebooks

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Blog Tour: Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 5

Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 5

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Release Date: December 10, 2019

Subgenre: Erotica, Erotic Romance

Buy Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Best-Womens-Erotica-Year/dp/1627782907/

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/best-womens-erotica-of-the-year-volume-5-rachel-bussel/1130737361?ean=9781627782906

Cleis Press: http://cleispress.com/book/2827/best-women-s-erotica-of-the-year-volume-5/

IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781627782906

Kindle: https://mybook.to/bwe5ebook

Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/best-womens-erotica-of-the-year-volume-5-rachel-bussel/1130737361?ean=9781627785037

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Blurb

In Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 5, award-winning editor Rachel Kramer Bussel takes readers on an outrageous journey into the world of female fantasy and desire.

These sexy stories offer up wild, hot and steamy tales from today’s top authors. You’ll be swept away by the sexiest business deal ever, break the rules in a future world where skin on skin contact is forbidden, and discover the art of getting off by phone sex.

From threesomes to mermaid sex, fetishes, sex parties and much more, these authors steam up the pages with tales of trysts, love, and lust where nothing is held back. If you’re looking to escape from the everyday and discover what happens when women are ready to get totally outrageous, this book is for you.

With new stories by beloved authors including Joanna Angel, Balli Kaur Jaswal, CD Reiss, Sierra Simone, and Sabrina Sol, along with newcomers to the genre, you’ll savor every sizzling page.

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Excerpt

From “The King’s Return” by CD Reiss

The suite had two bedrooms, a living room, and windows overlooking Fifth Avenue. The curtains were wide open to the city.

I expected him to bring me to the bedroom; instead he indicated the couch.

“Sit.” I set my jaw and sat with my knees pressed together. He pushed the coffee table away with his foot and moved a chair to face me. “Do you remember the rules?”

“Yes.” I stared right at him. He could have my body, but not my will. “I do what you tell me. You don’t touch me.”

“What do you call me?”

“Sir.”

“And when do you come?”

“When you say.” With no more than words, my clit throbbed against the fabric of my panties.

“Good.” He looked me up and down. His gaze had a physical presence. It pushed my clothes aside and left me naked. “I won’t touch you without consent. Until then, you’ll just do what I say. If you tell me no, I may find your request reasonable, but if I don’t, I’ll punish you. Got it?”

“Yes.”

“Stand up.”

I did.

“Pick your skirt up around your waist.”

I took a long blink. This was it. It was really happening. He leaned back and jerked his chin to me as if to say, Get on with it.

I half stood and pulled my skirt over my stockings and around my waist, exposing my upper thighs and underwear.

“Pull your underwear down to just above your knees.” Commanding and casual at the same time.

I expected this but still found myself shocked. The air crackled when it hit my skin, lighting the places between the fabric and my body as I pulled them down. I stood before him, eyes still unwavering on his so he’d look at my challenge, not my state of half-nudity.

About The Editor

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Rachel Kramer Bussel is a New Jersey–based author, editor, blogger, and writing instructor.

She has edited over sixty books of erotica, including Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; Best Bondage Erotica of the Year, Volume 1; Dirty Dates; Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica; The Big Book of Orgasms; The Big Book of Submission Volumes 1 and 2; Lust in Latex; Anything for You; Baby Got Back: Anal Erotica; Suite Encounters; Gotta Have It; Women in Lust; Surrender; Orgasmic; Cheeky Spanking Stories; Bottoms Up; Spanked; Fast Girls; Going Down; Tasting Him; Tasting Her; Please, Sir; Please, Ma’am; He’s on Top; She’s on Top; and Crossdressing.

Her anthologies have won eight IPPY (Independent Publisher) Awards, and The Big Book of Submission, Volume 2, Dirty Dates and Surrender won the National Leather Association Samois Anthology Award.

Rachel has written for AVN, Bust, Cosmopolitan, Curve, The Daily Beast, Elle.com, Fortune.com, Glamour, The Goods, Gothamist, Harper’s Bazaar, Huffington Post, Inked, In Style, Marie Claire, MEL, Men’s Health, Newsday, New York Post, New York Observer, The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Penthouse, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Refinery29, Rolling Stone, The Root, Salon, San Francisco Chronicle, Self, Slate, Time.com, Time Out New York and Zink, among others.

She has appeared on “The Gayle King Show,” “The Martha Stewart Show,” “The Berman and Berman Show,” NY1and Showtime’s “Family Business.” She hosted the popular In the Flesh Erotic Reading Series, featuring readers from Susie Bright to Zane, speaks at conferences and does readings and teaches erotic writing workshops around the world and online.

She blogs at lustylady.blogspot.com and consults about erotica and sex-related nonfiction at eroticawriting101.com.

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Release Blitz: Kissing Stars Over the Rising Sun by Paige Etheridge

Kissing Stars Over the Rising Sun | Paige Etheridge

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Release Date: January 1, 2019

Buy Links:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/162526867X

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/162526867X

Blurb

Emerging from the ashes of Post WWII Japan, the Pan Pan were born. Transforming themselves into the antitheses of what Japanese women were supposed to be; they were the loud, vulgar, and independent lovers of the American GIs occupying their land.

For many of these Women of the Night, it became more about pleasure and riches than survival; burning brightly for a few years before being wiped out by the Japanese themselves. Nearly erased from history for being too wild. This is the story of one of these women. Her name is Miyako

Excerpt

“They were beautiful, but dangerous. They needed to be to survive. This added to their appeal. Perhaps she too was in love with war. War transformed her into a better lover as well. War gave her the opportunity to love in the first place. She wanted to make her mark on the war as it had on her.”

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Interview with the Author

What inspired you to write about the Pan Pan?

It was a dream during my Senior Year of College when I was plotting out my Senior Project. In the dream, my teacher from my Vietnam and America class told me to look at Harajuku Street in Japan Post WWII. Pretty specific. I started reading “Embracing Defeat” by John Dower which was recommended to me by another teacher when I told them about my intentions.

From there I found out about the Pan Pan women. I was immediately fascinated by them. They were the antithesis of what was expected of a Japanese woman. They smoked, cursed, had no problem with PDA (public displays of affection), and many made more money than their fathers ever had. They were open about sexual desires.

They knew better English than Japanese politicians, had a strong sense of independence, and started fashion trends still alive today. Yes, their lives were controversial, but their impact is so important. Yet most of the world doesn’t even know they existed. You don’t have to agree with their choices, but they deserve to be remembered.

How did you go about researching the subject?

A Greek Ancestor of mine was serving in the American military and was stationed in Japan during the Occupation. I interviewed him to get a feel of what Japan was like at that time. I also interviewed a Japanese man who was working on his doctorate about the exact time period I was writing about.

Interviewing both men gave me a much better picture of what life was like for the Pan Pan; sharper than what was possible from books or articles alone. It’s one thing to see the devastation of Hiroshima in a book. It’s a whole other level to hear your Great Uncle talking about it and see the photos he took.

It’s another experience altogether to hear a Japanese man talking about it while showing you private pictures he had as well.

Is there a specific character that the book focuses on or is it more about the movement as a whole?

The story follows Miyako in particular, who becomes a Pan Pan in the book. You also get to see the darker side of the lifestyle through her companion, Shinju.

Describe the book in five words.

Intense. Dark. Jarring. Carnal. Honest.

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About the Author

Of Athenian descent, Paige Etheridge is a Black Belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate, a Pisces Sun/ Leo Moon/ Aries Ascendant, a Taoist and a compulsive writer. A graduate of the SUNY Purchase’s highly selective Lily Lieb Port Writing program for Creative Writing (where she carried a second major in History), Paige is an ex-MMA journalist who has been published in several magazines, including Inked.

Paige lives near Virginia Beach with her Police Officer husband Scott and her dog Athena. Paige and Athena walk every day despite the weather. She is an avid cook and gardener and tends to binge on True Crime, Gaming, Astrology and Paranormal YouTube videos. Paige loves old rock music and is a fan of Metal Gear Solid games, which she admits to playing constantly.

Social Media

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paige.etheridge/

 

Book Blitz: Who’s a Good Boy by Ada Scott

Who’s a Good Boy | Ada Scott

Publication date: April 26th 2019

Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

Hazel Rivera was an untouchable small-town princess… but that summer five years ago, she was mine.

All it took was a few hours of hell to destroy the heaven we built. I left Shippensburg with nothing but the shirt on my back and my dog at my side.

Leave or die, and ruin the lives of everybody I cared about at the same time. There was no choice.

Now I’m back. I need to find out how she could have done that to us, but somehow she’s got the nerve to be pissed at me? And why does her daughter have my eyes?

I’ll get my answers, make her remember how she used to run her tongue over my abs and dig her nails into my back, then I’ll leave this damn town forever.

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Author Bio:

A former office drone, a former nurse, I now spend every waking moment doing what I love, creating and publishing these steamy stories about bad boys from the mafia, motorcycle clubs, and MMA that make me, and hopefully you, weak at the knees!

Anywhere a bad boy can be found, I’ll be there taking notes and making it even sexier 🙂

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Book Blitz: Breaking the Rules by Tinthia Clemant

Breaking the Rules | Tinthia Clemant

Publication date: April 15th 2019

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Love isn’t supposed to hurt.

Hedgewitch Shannon Baldos isn’t looking for love. She isn’t even looking for sex.

She’s looking for the courage to finally leave her gaslighting husband’s ass. So the last thing she needs is a distraction, like the town’s land-grabbing yet oh so sexy property developer, Adam St. John.

Then again, maybe a little distraction is exactly what she does need.

Growing up under the domineering thumb of her maternal grandmother, and then married to a misogynistic husband, thirty-nine-year-old Shannon Baldos has learned that love hurts. For almost seven years she’s lived under the thumb of her abusive husband, all with the guise of wanting to give her son a stable home. The truth? She’s stayed because she’s a coward. Still is.

But maybe, with heart fluttering, groin throbbing, Adam St. John by her side, or on top of her, under works too, she might discover some hidden courage and finally take her son and escape. As for falling for St. John and his pirate grin, not a chance. Rule #1: Don’t fall in love.

Referred to as an emotional train wreck, Wexford’s successful developer, Adam St. John, has rules. A lot of them. Created to keep him well-insulated from further pain and disappointment with regards to life, and love. At forty-nine, he’s quite happy with his life of solitude.

With three divorces under his belt, he’s in no hurry to add a fourth. Besides, there are more than enough women willing to keep him warm at night.

But when he meets the town’s green-eyed witch with the freckles splattered across the bridge of her nose, and the hips that sway under her flowing skirts, one night of passion leaves him craving more. Maybe it’s time to break a few rules.

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Author Bio:

Tinthia Clemant was born in Medford, Massachusetts, over sixty years ago. Her childhood was a happy one. She lived in a loving home with her three siblings, mother and father. Her imagination soared as she passed the days enacting the scenes from the stories that spun through her mind.

Tinthia always wrote. From the time she first picked up a pencil, or perhaps it was a crayon, she wrote. Stories about searching for secrets. Stories about joy and sadness; friendship and betrayal; and, of course, stories about true love.

She self-published her first book by stapling six pages together. Her marketing plan was simple–give the book to her mother for Mother’s Day. Marketing her indie-published books has gotten a whole lot harder but she pushes on, knowing the worlds she creates will take each reader on a magical journey.

A romantic women’s fiction author, Tinthia fell in love with romance when she witnessed, at the impressionable age of five, the power of true love. On the silver screen of the Meadow Glen drive-in, she watched Prince Phillip defeat Maleficent’s tangled web of thorns and the fire-breathing dragon so he could save his lady love. As Phillip pressed his lips against Sleeping Beauty’s, she understood the power of true love’s first kiss.

As a hopeful romantic, Tinthia has searched far and wide for that special someone who will take her breath away. Unfortunately, she has yet to find love’s magical kiss. However, she learned a lot about herself along the way and uses these lessons to weave her stories and the strong (and older) heroines she brings to life.

Tinthia lives on the banks of the Concord River and spends her time teaching science at a local community college, gardening, painting, tending her flock of Mallards (follow her natural history blog at: concordriverlady.com), reading, and, of course, writing about journeys, disappointment, joy, and true love.

Her two favorite men are Ben and Jerry and she wishes they would bring back the summer flavor, Blueberry Cheesecake.

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Book Blitz: Nobody’s Fool by Ophelia Bell

Nobody’s Fool | Ophelia Bell

Fate’s Fools #5

Publication date: May 7th 2019

Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Deva Rainsong has a mission to take revenge on a god, but all she really wants is to understand why one mortal man doesn’t love her.

Once upon a time, Ozzie West was her first love, her savior, and the man she always believed she could count on no matter what.

But to him it’s as if she never existed.

Unfortunately Deva’s mission won’t wait, and she needs Ozzie’s love to fulfill her promise to Fate or their entire world could come crashing down around them.

Because when you piss off a god, you’d better have the power to strike back.

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Author Bio:

Ophelia Bell loves a good bad-boy and especially strong women in her stories.

Women who aren’t apologetic about enjoying sex and bad boys who don’t mind being with a woman who’s in charge, at least on the surface, because pretty much anything goes in the bedroom.

Ophelia grew up on a rural farm in North Carolina and now lives in Los Angeles with her own tattooed bad-boy husband and four attention-whoring cats.

If you’d like to receive regular updates on Ophelia’s publications, freebies, and discounts, please subscribe to her mailing list: http://opheliabell.com/subscribe/

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