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Audio Tour: Total Creative Control by Joanna Chambers & Sally Malcolm

Total Creative Control | Joanna Chambers & Sally Malcolm

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Release Date: October 28th 2021

Narrator: Simon Goldhill

Universal Link: https://getbook.at/TotalCreativeControl

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59006555-total-creative-control



Sunshine PA, meet Grumpy Boss…

When fanfic writer Aaron Page landed a temp job with the creator of hit TV show, Leeches, it was only meant to last a week. Three years later, Aaron’s still there…

It could be because he loves the creative challenge. It could be because he’s a huge Leeches fanboy. It’s definitely not because of Lewis Hunter, his extremely demanding, staggeringly rude…and breathtakingly gorgeous boss.

Is it?

Lewis Hunter grew up the hard way and fought for everything he’s got. His priority is the show, and personal relationships come a distant second. Besides, who needs romance when you have a steady stream of hot men hopping in and out of your bed?

His only meaningful relationship is with Aaron, his chief confidante and indispensable assistant. And no matter how appealing he finds Aaron’s cute boy-next-door charms, Lewis would never risk their professional partnership just to scratch an itch.

But when Lewis finds himself trapped at a hilariously awful corporate retreat, Aaron is his only friend and ally. As the professional lines between them begin to blur, their simmering attraction starts to sizzle

… And they’re both about to get burned.

About The Authors

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Joanna Chambers primarily writes MM romance. She lives and works in Scotland and finds time to write by eschewing sleep and popular culture.

She likes wine, loves books and hates cleaning.

Social Media

Website: https://joannachambers.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ChambersJoanna

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Sally Malcolm was bitten by the male/male romance bug in 2016 and hasn’t looked back. Her stories are emotional, romantic, and always have happy endings.

She lives in South West London with her American husband, two lovely children, and two lazy cats.

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To celebrate the audio release of Total Creative Control, Joanna & Sally are giving you the chance to win an e-copy or audio code of Total Creative Control and a $10 Amazon Gift Voucher

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Release Blitz: Baiting Burke by Jaclyn Quinn

Baiting Burke | Jaclyn Quinn

Shore Thing #5


Release Date: March 6th, 2023

Cover Design: Morningstar Ashley

Universal Link: https://mybook.to/BaitingBurke

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/122783566-baiting-burke


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Burke Russo

I don’t do lovey dovey. Watching my four best friends trip and fall into their forever person has been both comical and confusing. When a hurricane hits Coral Pointe Inlet, it throws me into a tailspin I didn’t see coming—with a man who lives to drive me crazy. Jared, the sexy—I mean, the snarky fisherman, has been the bane of my existence for the last three years. How I find myself by his side during a difficult situation is beyond me. Realizing I may actually want to be that person for him makes me question a choice I made a long time ago. Which doesn’t make any sense because my decisions are never wrong…right?

Jared Boone

I’ve lived a simple life in Coral Pointe since the day I was born. All I need is my bait shop, my boat, my dog, Brutus, and the home I’ve lived in for the past several years with the only family I have who matters. Unexpectedly, life has thrown a stone into my calm waters. Somehow, I find myself leaning on Burke, the sexy, stubborn chef of Oceanside Bar and Grill. I’ve made it my mission to bait that man every chance I get. The question is, now that I’ve got him on the hook, do I toss him back into murky waters, or is he finally ready to admit he’s been caught?

Baiting Burke is the fifth book in the Shore Thing series. It can be read as a standalone, but if you’d like to truly dive into the shenanigans between these five best friends and love being immersed in a fun, quirky small town, it’s suggested the books be read in order.

Series Link: https://mybook.to/ShoreThingSeries

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NOTE: This conversation takes place between Burke and his sous chef, Megan…after the hurricane.

“Megan, where the hell is the ribeye for table seven?” The kitchen staff grew insanely quiet as Megan’s hard gaze pinned mine.

“Burke, a word?” she calmly said, though anyone could hear the venom lining her words.

Instead of answering, I stomped back to the small office like the petulant child I was, closing us both in. “Make it quick. We’re busy as hell out there.”

Megan didn’t say a thing. She didn’t need to as she stood there with her arms crossed over her chest, her mouth pursed, and a pissed-off glare in her eyes. Damn, she was good at saying everything by saying nothing at all.

“Stop staring at me like that,” I snapped. Her only response was arching one perfectly shaped, chestnut eyebrow. “If you’re not gonna say anything, we need to get back out there.” The woman still didn’t utter a single word. The only other person who could make me squirm with unease from one look was my mom. I exhaled and sat on the edge of my desk, scrubbing a hand over my scruffy chin. “F*ck. I’m sorry.”

“Sorry for what, Burke? For being a pain in my a** the last two days? For snapping at your incredibly patient staff? Or for not telling me what happened with you and Jared during the storm? Because, in case you’re wondering, you’re being an a**hole and have been ever since that night. And if you think you’re being slick by denying something happened with you and that sexy-as-hell fisherman, your ridiculous behavior is screaming, I kissed a boy and I liked it!” She waved her hands emphatically in the air.

“What the hell are you talking about? I’m gay. All I do is kiss boys.” I cleared my throat. “Men. I kiss men. And I have no trouble finding willing participants. I don’t need the sexy-as-hell—” Fck.* “I don’t need Jared.” Because that statement didn’t add to the sexually frustrated, grumpy, teenage persona I’d adopted since leaving Jared f*cking Boone’s house a couple of days ago.

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About The Author

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I have been an artist from a very young age. From drawing cartoon characters and evolving into portraits, making jewelry, photography, and now writing. I have an amazing support system in my family and friends and couldn’t be more grateful.#

I live in central New Jersey, love summers at the Jersey Shore, rock music, wine, sexy men, and laughing a lot with my amazing friends and family. Sunday dinners at my parents’ house are crazy, hysterical and you can count on a movie quote…or ten…being thrown out. Insults between siblings is how we show our love for each other!
When I’m not creating, you can find me reading books from my favorite authors. I’m a hopeless romantic, starving for passionate characters and always craving that happy ending, whether in reading or in writing my own books.

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Blog Tour: Wicked Flame by Ella Frank

Wicked Flame | Ella Frank

Chicago Heat Duo #2

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Release Date: May 24th, 2022

Cover Design: Hang Le

Photographer: Miguel Anxo⁣

Cover Model: Joan Pastor

Universal Link: mybook.to/chicagoheattwo

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59854402-wicked-flame





Life is hard. I learned that at an early age growing up on the South Side of Chicago. I accepted it, even came to expect it. With a sister who was a constant source of worry, and a track record of losing anyone even remotely close to me, trouble seemed to follow me no matter where I turned.

Some people were born lucky. I was just born.

That’s what I used to believe, anyway, until GQ. The gorgeous guy in the fancy clothes who for some reason decided to look twice at me. He gave me a place to call my own, a space to feel safe, and he made me believe in the impossible—that love was more than just a four-letter word.


Life is unexpected. I learned that just recently when I walked into a bar on the South Side and found the love of my life—Jameson Clarke.

He’s everything I’ve always wanted, and yet somehow even better than I imagined. He’s brave, brash, protective of those he loves, and under all that bravado is a vulnerability that calls to my very soul.

Jameson’s a storm cloud, but he thinks I’m the sun. If that’s true, then I’m determined to break through the shadows of his past and steal his heart the way he’s stolen mine.


“𝘐 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘢𝘺 𝘺𝘰𝘶.”⁣
“𝘑𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘦. 𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘺𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘐 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥.”⁣

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Wicked Heat

Chicago Heat Duo #1

Cover Design: Hang Le

Universal Link: https://mybook.to/chicagoheatone

Add to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3m5yUsb


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Kind, caring, and protective. Those are the three qualities I’m looking for when it comes to my dream man. In a city as big as Chicago, you wouldn’t think he would be that hard to find, right?


Sure, my boss found a super-sexy detective and my best friend fell madly in love with the most eligible bachelor around. But the only person I’ve met recently is a broody bad boy who saved me at a sketchy pub.

He’s grumpy, rude, and honestly, not that likeable at all. Hardly my “dream” guy.

So why can’t I stop thinking about him?


I don’t do friendships. I don’t do relationships either. The very last thing I’m looking for in life is to fall in love and live happily ever after.

So saving some rich guy from losing his wallet is the last thing I want to do on a Friday night. Especially when he looks like someone who just stepped off the cover of GQ.

Fate seems to have other ideas, though, and every time I turn around, he’s there.

A wicked heat simmers between us, threatening to ignite, and though I’ve been trained to put out the flames, I can’t help but think: What’s the worst that could happen if I let this desire burn out of control?

If you love grumpy heroes, smokin’ hot firefighters, opposites attract and all the steam, don’t miss Wicked Heat!


About The Author


Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction.

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.

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Website: https://www.ellafrank.com

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