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Book Blitz: The Dating Alternative by Jennifer Woodhull

The Dating Alternative | Jennifer Woodhull

Publication date: December 26th 2018

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

She’s so over dating. He wants to be her alternative.

Max has crushed on Brie for as long as he’s known her but the timing was never right.

When he finds out they’re finally single at the same time, he’s poised to move from friend zone to serious dating…

until he finds out she’s only looking for something physical. He offers his services in hopes she’ll come around.

Just when things are starting to go his way, a shocking turn of events snatches her from his grasp. Now he has to resurrect the life he thought he’d left behind to help the woman he’s falling in love with before it’s too late.

A sweet, funny, sexy romance, The Dating Alternative launches everywhere December 26th.

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Author Bio:

Jennifer Woodhull is based in the Southern United States, spending time in her second home of England, and traveling as often as she can. Her love of travel permeates her work, and her characters often find themselves exploring new and foreign surroundings.

A keen observer of human behavior, Jennifer often draws inspiration from something as simple as a fleeting connection, or the glimpse of a unique trait or characteristic. Her favorite place to write is on airplanes.

“The drone of the engine, the scores of people, all traveling to something or from something, and being disconnected from digital distractions are a combination that provide the perfect place to write,” she says. “If you see a woman in seat 9F who is balancing her Macbook on her lap because it’s time to close your tray table, please have patience. I’m just trying to finish one more sentence.”

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Book Blitz: High Stakes by Lory Wendy

High Stakes | Lory Wendy

High Stakes #1

Publication date: July 13th 2018

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Julian is dark and dangerous yet so captivating, Selena can’t resist him.

Unhappy with her life, Selena Monroe longs for something more exciting and intriguing.

However, she can’t possibly get away from the guilty grip her sister has on her. When Selena encounters the mysterious and handsome Julian Caine, everything changes—and not all for the better.

Attempting to resist the sexy and seemingly sinister man is harder than Selena ever imagined. The more she fights her desire for him, the deeper she becomes entangled in his dark and sordid life.

When Selena learns the severity of her sister’s lies and the connection she has to Julian, it’s up to her to fight her passion for a man she shouldn’t have or battle her sister over the truth. But, one thing is for certain: she can’t have both.

HIGH STAKES is Book 1 in a Contemporary Romance Duet

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Author Bio:

Lory Wendy is a daydreaming contemporary romance writer.

When she isn’t writing, or reading, you can find her binge-watching True Crime television with “Snapped” being the most watched.

Born in New York, raised in Florida, and matured in Massachusetts, she’s never sure how to answer the question, “Where are you from?”

At the moment, though, Lory has recently returned to New York where she’s drawing on the city lights, and packed to the brim trains, to inspire her writing.

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Book Blitz: Five Alarm Forever by Dizzy Hooper

Five Alarm Forever: A Reverse Harem Holiday Romance | Dizzy Hooper

Publication date: December 14th 2018

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Five gorgeous firefighters. A touch so hot it’s bound to burn…

The last place I ever wanted to spend Christmas was this small-town fire department in the middle of nowhere.

But after I blew the whistle on the big city fire chief—the mentor who got me into this business in the first place—my old crew turned their backs on me. I’m blacklisted at home. This is the only place left that will take me.

The betrayal I suffered still stings bitterly. I walk into my new assignment determined to do my job but keep my distance.

Right up until I meet the five sexy alpha males I’m going to be working with.

Immediately, they draw me in and make me one of their own. There’s the leader, Walker, with his quiet but firm hand. Flirty Jaquan and soulful Sal. Corey, the fresh-faced rookie. And a scarred, gruff loner who goes by Street.

I try my best to resist their invitations—and the intense attraction sparking between us. But working long shifts in close proximity makes it hard to stay away.

On Christmas Eve, an out-of-control fire brings everything to a head. In the aftermath, adrenaline runs high, and the passion I feel for these men finally flares out of control.

Together, they bring my body to new heights. As individuals, they help to heal my heart.

They say they want to keep me. But my past is bound to catch up with me.

Can I really have forever with these five incredible men?

Or will what we’ve built burn us all to the ground…

Five Alarm Forever is a full-length, standalone reverse harem romance, filled with sexy firefighters, lots of Christmas lights, and even more naughty words. It is approximately 100,000 words. HEA guaranteed!

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Dizzy Hooper is the pen name of an internationally published author who loves hot guys, cold drinks, and books that make you feel warm in all the right places. If you’re looking for a short, sexy read with just that little something extra — and a guaranteed happy ending, look no further.

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Book Blitz: Under Your Spell by Cynthia Rayne

Under Your Spell | Cynthia Rayne

Publication date: December 17th 2018

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Chloe

After my grand-mère was murdered, I returned to Bayou Noir to find the killer, because the police won’t do their freaking jobs.

And I have just one suspect, Xavier Richelieu. But I forgot just how crazy the folks in my old hometown can be. A voodoo priestess, a supposed vampire, and a grumpy gator are on the loose.

I don’t believe in crazy supernatural stuff, but I am worried about seeing my old crush again, Saint. And I should be. Somehow, he’s even more drop dead gorgeous than I remember.

Saint

I’m a member of the Demons MC, Cajun Chapter and I’ve got better things to do than follow Chloe around who seems bound and determined to get herself killed.

But someone needs to watch her back and I don’t see anyone else lining up to do the job. Once upon a time, she was a chubby kid with a school girl crush.

Now, she’s a mouthwatering woman, who wants nothing to do with me. One way or the other, I’m gonna help her avenge her grand-mère and sweet talk her into my bed. Maybe not in that order.

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Cynthia Rayne is a USA TODAY bestselling author of the Black Star Security, Kinky Security, Lone Star Mobster, and the Four Horsemen MC Series.

While Cynthia was born and raised a damn Yankee in Ohio, her parents hail from Dixie, and she grew up on homemade buttermilk biscuits and southern wisdom.

In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, reading way too many romance novels, and drinking a truly obscene amount of coffee.

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Book Blitz: Truck Stop by Allie McCormack

Truck Stop | Allie McCormack

Publication date: December 11th 2018 (audio)

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Teri Campbell is on the run, on a bus ride to nowhere.

An unscheduled stop on the wind-blown plains of Wyoming leaves her at M&J’s Truck Stop…

…and in the arms of Mike Gallagher, the young trucker who appoints himself her protector, who understands her as no one else could.

But will her new life and her new-found love be enough when events take an unexpected turn? …and can even Mike keep her safe from the past that threatens to reclaim her?

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A career medical transcriptionist, Allie McCormack is now writing from home full-time.

Allie has traveled quite a bit and lived many places all over the US, and also a year in Cairo, Egypt as an exchange student, and a year in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia under contract to a hospital there, plus a short stint with NATO while she was in the Army.

As a single mom, she raised a wonderful daughter who’s recently married and there are plans afoot for grandchildren. A disabled veteran, Allie now lives in the beautiful Sorona Desert in southern Arizona with her two rescue cats and writes full-time.

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Book Blitz: More Than a Rebound by Lory Wendy

More Than a Rebound | Lory Wendy

Publication date: November 26th 2018

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

“The Rebound Effect” states that in order to get over your ex, you have to get under someone else.

At least, that’s what Miles Bedford’s best friend keeps telling him.

So when he’s suddenly thrust back into the single life, Miles has one thing in mind.

The plan is simple, and his intentions are clear. He’s not looking for love.

But sometimes all it takes is one person, and one weekend, to change everything.

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Lory Wendy is a daydreaming contemporary romance writer.

When she isn’t writing, or reading, you can find her binge-watching True Crime television with “Snapped” being the most watched.

Born in New York, raised in Florida, and matured in Massachusetts, she’s never sure how to answer the question, “Where are you from?”

At the moment, though, Lory has recently returned to New York where she’s drawing on the city lights, and packed to the brim trains, to inspire her writing.

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Release Blitz: Kink Aware by Morticia Knight

Kink Aware | Morticia Knight

Kiss of Leather #9

Publisher: Pride Publishing

Genre/s: Gay/Genderqueer, BDSM, Contemporary, Romance

Heat Rating: 4 flames

Length: 58,500 words/184 pages

It can be read as a standalone story, although part of a series.

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Release Date: December 18, 2018

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Blurb

Working at Rogue Ink is a dream job for Cruella, especially being around the hunky co-owner, Ray. Even though the money isn’t great, the eye candy and Ray’s caring heart make it all worthwhile. When Cruella risks rejection by inviting Ray to be their partner for a shibari class at Kiss of Leather, they’re thrilled when Ray accepts.

Cruella’s invitation both excites and terrifies Ray. He wants Cruella, but does he also want to become more kink aware? Still, he could kick himself for not making a move yet on the sweet and beautiful Cruella, so maybe this is his chance. His protective instincts have gotten him into serious trouble before, so he’ll be sure not to make the same mistake with Cruella. They’ve made it clear they can take care of themself.

Cruella fears that Ray won’t accept their genderqueer identity and Ray aches to be the strong man Cruella needs. However, when Cruella’s dark past intrudes on their blissful present—Ray’s definition of strength might turn out to be harsher than Cruella is willing to accept.

Excerpt

I don’t know why I torture myself like this.

Cruella slid each delectable garment along the new arrivals rail in the Rags & Rhinestones vintage clothing store, almost drooling over the spectacular collection of goodies that Heath had picked up at an estate sale over the weekend. Their rather limited clothing allowance of the past couple months had gone to purchase rope for the shibari class. They sighed. It would be so worth it if Ray would let them tie him up in bed.

It certainly seemed to turn him on the other night when I suggested it.

If they were being honest, the idea had them rather hot too. When they had originally signed up for the class, the eroticism of the art hadn’t been the strongest attraction to learning shibari. At least not in terms of tying up a partner for sex. Their thought process had been more along the lines of the visual appeal, not necessarily using it as a prelude to, or as part of, making love.

They stepped behind a round rack to conceal their arousal as their mind wandered to Saturday morning when Ray had kneeled before them in the shower and sucked them to completion. While they’d never viewed themselves as someone who wanted to dominate a partner, they’d begun to consider that the desire to do so had been there all along but hadn’t been allowed to flourish.

That sure as hell was the case with Tucker.

Ray on his knees, Ray tied up and at their mercy, Ray beneath them as they fucked him into the mattress—all those scenarios had been playing on a loop in their head ever since they’d last seen him. They knew one thing for sure, when they got together with Ray that night to finally work on their class project, they were going to get a little rope action in bed if nothing else.

“Hey, Cruella. See anything you like?”

Cruella glanced up at the shop owner, Heath. “Hi, hon. Trust me, I see plenty I like.” Cruella let out another mournful sigh. “But I’m broke this month.”

Heath tsked, shaking his head. “I keep telling you, come work for me. You have a better sense of style than anyone who’s ever worked here, and you’d get an employee discount.”

Cruella barked out a laugh. “And never come home with a paycheck. No, they pay me well at Rogue, at least a couple more bucks an hour then I would get for that type of job. Especially since I’m not a manager or anything.”

“I’ll match what they’re giving you right now, with an eye toward making you a manager here eventually.”

Cruella blinked repeatedly as they stared at the tall, blond-haired cutie they’d come to know over the past few years of being a regular at the shop. Heath had teased them more than once about coming to work for him, but had never made such a serious offer. Cruella hadn’t been kidding, though, about never coming home with a paycheck. The killer clothes, shoes and handbags that regularly filled the shop to the brim would suck the cash right out of their pocket. Their buyer resistance was next to non-existent.

“You can’t be serious, hon. Why would you do that? And why do you need a manager?”

Heath draped an elbow over the rail and leaned against the rack. “So fucking serious, doll, you have no idea. Look, to begin with, most of the staff who come through here are either clueless and couldn’t give two shits about fashion or chose this job by wandering down the street until they spotted it and thought, ‘gee, this looks like a great place to steal from.’ I can’t even with these losers anymore.” Heath glanced around the shop, the few other customers in the large, rectangular space seemingly lost in their own perusing.

He leaned in closer. “I love this shop. I’m flippin’ proud of what I built up over the past five years. But damn, honey. I haven’t had a social life since I turned twenty-two.” Heath huffed. “And I was only out and proud for two years before that, so this girl hasn’t had nearly as much fun as she should’ve by now.”

Cruella fingered the nineteen-twenties mauve velvet coat that they could totally picture themselves in and considered Heath’s words. “Wow, I guess I never thought about how much work it must take to run this place on your own. Although, the owners of Rogue seem to work nonstop. But at least there’s three of them to handle the responsibility.”

Heath furrowed his brow. “Is that little sweetheart who was kidnapped still doing okay?”

After the dust had settled from the horrible events surrounding Liam’s kidnapping, Cruella had been able to work out that Heath’s shop was where Neal had called the police from.

“He’s doing fine. I think in his case having the responsibility of a new business has done wonders at keeping him distracted and dwelling on what happened.” Cruella chuckled. “Of course, his fiancé keeps him more than distracted enough anyway.”

Heath smiled. “That’s good to hear.” Heath glanced over his shoulder as someone approached the register. “Listen, you think about what I said.” He squeezed Cruella’s arm. “I meant every word.”

Cruella let their finger run down the beaded edging of the coat until they found the price tag. They sucked in a sharp breath as they absorbed the amount of the vintage item. Two hundred and twenty-five dollars. They whimpered. I wonder how much of a discount?

About the Author

Author Morticia Knight spends most of her nights writing about men loving men forever after. If there happens to be some friendly bondage or floggings involved, she doesn’t begrudge her characters whatever their filthy little hearts desire.

Even though she’s been crafting her naughty tales for more years than she’d like to share—her adventures as a published author began in 2011. Since then, she’s been fortunate enough to have several books on bestseller lists along with titles receiving recognition in the Rainbow Book Awards, Divine Magazine and Love Romance Café.

Once upon a time, she was the lead singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on US college radio. She currently resides on the North Oregon coast and when she’s not fantasizing about hot men, she takes walks along the ocean and annoys the local Karaoke bar patrons.

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