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Blog Tour: Making Rules by Susan Hawke

Making Rules | Susan Hawke

Davey’s Rules #6

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Release Date: February 20, 2020

Universal Link: https://books2read.com/MakingRules

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Blurb

Davey’s Rule #53: Daddy shouldn’t be afraid to let his boy top.

Before Davey came to work at Daddy’s Lap and began that crazy list of rules, his future bestie, Sammy, was already living happily ever after with his own Daddy-dom.

From the moment they met over a gas pump to the day they were legally able to wed, leather Daddy Raphael Robustelli adored his linebacker-sized boy. This is their love story, as seen through a series of six short vignettes.

Witness the moment they met, see the first time Davey came to the club, and so much more. This is a short 20k volume, filled with emotion and backstory for the entire series.

NOTE: This is not a full-length book and does not contain a new couple. This can be read as a standalone but will be most enjoyed by those who have read the series.

This is the sixth book in a series about not-so-perfect Daddies, adorable “boys,” and one sassy brat with an insane list of rules.

Grab your fan and tissues because this series comes with both a high heat advisory and all the squishy feels you’d want from a Susan Hawke book.

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Excerpt

Leaning against my truck bed while the gas pumped, I frowned at my phone in irritation when I got the text. I couldn’t believe the jerk was canceling the first date I’d had in forever. I didn’t care as much about not going out with the guy, but I’d switched shifts to accommodate his schedule. I loved working as a trainer, but I preferred the morning crowd. The night crowd tended to be more of a meat market than people actually looking to get fit.

“Bad news?” I glanced up at the sound of a gruff voice. The hottest man I’d ever seen was on the other side of the pump, holding the nozzle to the front of his Harley. When I didn’t answer, he held up a hand with a chagrined look. “Sorry. Too nosy for my own good, I suppose. It just seems a shame to see a frown on such a pretty face.”

Pretty face? The hell? I wasn’t offended so much as surprised to hear a tough-looking guy in leather call me that. Usually, those were the kind of men who’d knock a guy out if they even smelled a hint of gay on him. This guy, though… he was checking me out, and I didn’t hate it.

I took a moment to look him up and down. Damn. He wasn’t one who would ever be called pretty. Sexy, hot, gorgeous… maybe even a little scary in a good way. Hell, yeah. He was at least an inch or two taller than my own six foot four and possibly even had me beat in weight and bulk, which was saying a lot.

But yet… I wasn’t afraid of him. I sensed a gentleness about him, although maybe that was just because he’d called me pretty. I realized I’d been staring too long and faked a cough before I rambled out an info dump that was way too much information to share with a random stranger, let alone some biker who was eyeing me like candy. 

“Ah, um… no, not bad news. My date for tomorrow just canceled on me, but I wasn’t invested, so it’s cool. It would’ve been fun to go out, but whatever. No, I just wished I hadn’t switched my shifts at work for tomorrow. I hate the jerks who come in at night. That’s why I work days. But my date could only meet during the time I’d normally be working. Annnd I’m talking too much. Sorry. Careful, next I’ll be telling you about how I got bullied in high school. Which is probably related directly to why I hate the jerks on the night shift at work. Stupid meatheads.”

White teeth gleamed as he threw his head back to laugh. “You’re too much. I love it. Don’t apologize for opening up. I’m fascinated.” He pulled the nozzle out of his tank and went about finishing up while he talked. “Let me see if I can get this right.”

About The Author

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As an avid reader and big romance fan myself, I love sharing the stories of the different people who live in my imagination. My stories are filled with humor, a few tears, and the underlying message to not give up hope, even in the darkest of times, because life can change on a dime when you least expect it.

This theme comes from a lifetime of lessons learned on my own hard journey through the pains of poverty, the loss of more loved ones than I’d care to count, and the struggles of living through chronic illnesses. Life can be hard, but it can also be good! Through it all I’ve found that love, laughter, and family can make all the difference, and that’s what I try to bring to every tale I tell.

I’m a happily married mom with one snarky teenage boy, and three grown “kids of my heart.” I’m more widely known for my mpreg writings as Susi Hawke; this new name is a departure from that.

Whether written by Susan or Susi, the books are filled with that all-important love, laughter, and family I mentioned; the only difference is that this name has no male pregnancy.

I look forward to sharing my stories with you, and to bringing more romance and laughter into this world that needs it so very badly.

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Release Blitz: Two Divided By Zero by Jackie Keswick

Two Divided By Zero | Jackie Keswick

Zero Rising #2

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Buy Links:

Amazon US | Amazon UK

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Length: 30,000 words approx.

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Blurb

A mistake. A drastic fix. And the person most hurt by Jack’s choice turns out to be… Jack.

Five years after joining the army, Jack is back on civvy street and struggling to find his feet.

He knows he’s made the wrong choice. He knows he needs to move on. But how can he choose a new direction when he feels so lost?

Jack asks advice from friends and strangers, but to find his lifeline he must remember who he is, what he stands for, and what first Rio and then Gareth have taught him.

Can Jack find his way again? Buy Two Divided by Zero and find out!

This is the second book of the Zero Rising series. A part of this story was published in the Kickass Anthology in 2014, helping to raise funds for author Eric Arvin and his family. It has since been significantly modified and extended.

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Book #1 – The Power Of Zero – Amazon US Amazon UK | Universal Link

About The Author

Jackie Keswick was born behind the Iron Curtain with itchy feet, a bent for rocks, and a recurring dream of stepping off a bus in the middle of nowhere to go home. She’s worked in a hospital and as the only girl with 52 men on an oil rig, spent a winter in Moscow and a summer in Iceland and finally settled in the country of her dreams with her dream team: a husband, a cat, a tandem, and a laptop.

Jackie loves unexpected reunions and second chances, and men who write their own rules. She writes across genres, blogs about English history and food, has a thing for green eyes, and is a great believer in making up soundtracks for everything, including her characters and the cat.

And she still hasn’t found the place where the bus stops.

For questions and comments, not restricted to green eyes, bus stops, or recipes for traditional English food, join her in Jackie’s Kitchen on Facebook or find her in all the usual places:

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Retro release prequel is a delightful look at the start of a relationship

Before There Were Three: Ethan & RhettBefore There Were Three: Ethan & Rhett by L.A. Witt

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is another retro release from L. A. Witt and it acts as a prequel to The Distance Between Us and tells the story of how Ethan and Rhett met.

This one’s in Ethan’s voice and it’s wonderful to get the insight into his developing feelings for Rhett after only having the later’s PoV in Distance.

I adored this, it’s shorter than the other but it still packs a lot into its length from the initial random meeting between the two men, through to the I love you’s and where to go next.

It explains all the passion we found between them in Distance and an insight into how fast they fell in love and why they’d found it so hard to separate.

Its also full of incredible sex, from the quickie in a toilet stall to the poignant final goodbyes when Ethan returns to Toronto and these two burn up the sheets.

I’m intrigued now to find out more about AJ and to read the rest of the Wildes series.

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

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