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Release Blitz: Best Laid Plans by Roan Parrish

Best Laid Plans | Roan Parrish

Garnet Run #2

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Publisher: Carina Adores

Release Date: February 23rd, 2021

Buy Links: 

Harlequin.com: https://www.harlequin.com/shop/books/9781335924803_best-laid-plans.html

IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781335924803

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Best-Laid-Plans-Garnet-Run/dp/1335924809

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/best-laid-plans-roan-parrish/1138272513

Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/us/book/best-laid-plans/id1529725794

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Roan_Parrish_Best_Laid_Plans?id=ogL6DwAAQBAJ

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/best-laid-plans-80

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55161818-best-laid-plans

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Blurb

A man who’s been moving his whole life finally finds a reason to stay put.

Charlie Matheson has spent his life taking care of things. When his parents died two days before his eighteenth birthday, he took care of his younger brother, even though that meant putting his own dreams on hold. He took care of his father’s hardware store, building it into something known several towns over. He took care of the cat he found in the woods…so now he has a cat.

When a stranger with epic tattoos and a glare to match starts coming into Matheson’s Hardware, buying things seemingly at random and lugging them off in a car so beat-up Charlie feels bad for it, his instinct is to help. When the man comes in for the fifth time in a week, Charlie can’t resist intervening.

Rye Janssen has spent his life breaking things. Promises. His parents’ hearts. Leases. He isn’t used to people wanting to put things back together—not the crumbling house he just inherited, not his future and certainly not him. But the longer he stays in Garnet Run, the more he can see himself belonging there. And the more time he spends with Charlie, the more he can see himself falling asleep in Charlie’s arms…and waking up in them.

Is this what it feels like to have a home—and someone to share it with?

Better Than People

Garnet Run #1

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Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52739474-better-than-people

About The Series

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Carina Adores is home to highly romantic contemporary love stories featuring beloved romance tropes, where LGBTQ+ characters find their happily-ever-afters.

A new Carina Adores title is available each month in trade paperback, ebook and audiobook formats.

  • The Hideaway Inn by Philip William Stover (available now!)
  • The Girl Next Door by Chelsea M. Cameron (available now!)
  • Just Like That by Cole McCade (available now!)
  • Hairpin Curves by Elia Winters (available now!)
  • The Love Study by Kris Ripper (available now!)
  • The Secret Ingredient by KD Fisher (available now!)
  • Just Like This by Cole McCade (available now!)
  • Teddy Spenser Isn’t Looking for Love by Kim Fielding (available now!)
  • Knit, Purl, A Baby and a Girl by Hettie Bell (coming March 30)
  • The Hate Project by Kris Ripper (coming April 27)
  • Hard Sell by Hudson Lin (coming May 25)

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About The Author

Roan Parrish lives in Philadelphia, where she is gradually attempting to write love stories in every genre.

When not writing, she can usually be found cutting her friends’ hair, meandering through whatever city she’s in while listening to torch songs and melodic death metal, or cooking overly elaborate meals. She loves bonfires, winter beaches, minor chord harmonies, and self-tattooing.

One time she may or may not have baked a six-layer chocolate cake and then thrown it out the window in a fit of pique.

Social Media

Website: https://www.roanparrish.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RoanParrish

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roanparrish/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/parrishorperish/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14070842.Roan_Parrish

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Release Blitz: Fluke and the Faithless Father by Sam Burns

Fluke and the Faithless Father | Sam Burns

The Fabulous Fluke #2

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Release Date: February 11th, 2021

Cover Design: Natasha Snow Designs

Buy Links:

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08TV3JKZ4

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08TV3JKZ4

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56853067-fluke-and-the-faithless-father

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Blurb

After escaping a murderer and resurrecting his boyfriend, Sage figures he deserves a little time to recover.

Unfortunately, life is rarely fair.

So instead of a break, he gets to deal with a magical law enforcement rookie asking uncomfortable questions about his brush with death. The quaesitor is acting downright suspicious. Or is it suspiciously?

Things go from awkward to dangerous when the man who murdered Sage’s mother is released from prison, and soon after there’s a break-in at the bookstore. The situation escalates so fast that Sage is afraid he’s going to end up with whiplash. Or worse, end up dead. He wanted a break, but not a permanent one.

Fluke and the Faithless Father is a direct sequel to The Fantastic Fluke, and should not be read first. It is an ~85k word novel that follows the continuing adventures of Sage, Fluke, Gideon, and their whole family, found and otherwise. 

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About The Author

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Sam is an author of LGBTQIA+ fiction, mostly light-hearted fantasy romances. Most of her books include a little violence, a fair amount of swearing, and maybe a sex scene or two. Oh, and let’s not forget a fox. He’d be offended at being forgotten.

She is a full-time writer who lives in the Midwest with her husband and cat. Someday, she plans to be a full-time writer who lives near the ocean with her husband and cat.

Social Media

www.burnswrites.com

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/FlickerFoxBooks

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The tension never slips in this second entry in The Fabulous Fluke series

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This second entry in Sam Burns’ urban fantasy paranormal romance is just as good as the first and it ramps up the tensions perfectly.

Sage is happily settling into life with his resurrected former ghostly boyfriend Gideon and his delightful foxy familiar Fluke when a new quaesitor comes to ask questions about the death of her colleague David.

As the reader knows, he was shot by Gideon after he tried to kill Sage for being an arcane mage and as he tries to avoid giving anything away, more shocking news comes to rock them to the core – his mother’s murderer has been released on parole.

With this complex and complicated plot, which I’m not going to touch on at all as I don’t wish to spoil anyone’s enjoyment of it unfolding, Sam gives the reader a run through a gamut of emotions!

There’s the awwwww of Sage and Gideon happily settling into domestic bliss, there’s anger at Sage’s utterly horrible father, whose ghost is still haunting the bookstore and being an absolute arse, and there’s trepidation as the dangers draw ever closer.

We also get to meet Sage’s intriguing, and somewhat roguish, cousin Freddy and it soon becomes clear he’s cut from an entirely different cloth than his snobbish and nasty father Roger, not that Gideon is impressed with his flirty nature 😁

As the threats build up from all side, Sage finds himself cut off from everything and at the hands of more of the dangerous Believers Cult, who think arcane magic is heresy and want to see it – and everyone practising it – eradicated.

Help comes from a surprising quarter and I am so desperate now to find out just what happened to make that come about and just what will happen next!

This series is rapidly shaping up to be one of my favourites in its genre and book three can’t come soon enough for me!

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and biased review

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