Friday, April 30, 2021

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Promo: Tempted With You by E.H. Lyon

 

Title: Tempted With You
Series: The Matchbox Series #5
Author: E.H. Lyon
Genre: Sports/Age-Gap Romance
Release Date: April 29, 2021


This former hockey player has never been so tempted…

Nate Kade is many things—former sports star, owner of the successful bar Matchbox—and there’s no shortage of women willing to warm his bed for the night either. Everyone around Nate is settling down, but that just isn’t his style. No, he prefers against-the-door activities with a woman he’s just met. But he should probably pay attention to details. Because that one-night-stand beauty?

Turns out she’s his business partner and friend’s newfound sister—oops.

Melanie is ten years younger, just discovered she has an overprotective brother, and is new to town. Nate makes it clear that their one night will not be getting a repeat, but she isn’t entirely on board with his policy. Not only is Melanie his new next-door neighbor, but she seems to be turning up everywhere—including the ice rink where she also skates. Nate is finding it hard to resist a second round. He’s just beginning to realize that he may finally be tempted to have it all with someone.

Tempted with You is the fifth and final sweet and sexy standalone novel from the “Matchbox” series, where you can revisit your favorite characters throughout.



 




Different With You ➜ available now
Crazy with You ➜ available now
Always with You ➜ available now
Again with You ➜ available now



E.H. Lyon hates folding laundry and decided one day to avoid it by writing witty and a little steamy stories. Her stories take you on a light and bantering ride until the very end, when your couple finds their happily ever after. Along the way, there may be the occasional emotional twist thrown in and the essential appearance of a bottle of whiskey. E.H. has a thing for witty women, determined well-dressed men who fall in love, and the steamy scenes that bring them together.

An American from the Midwest, she now lives in Northern Europe with her small pack of humans. She believes the essence of balance is sitting on a yoga mat listening to music whilst eating a donut. And she absolutely loves finding a new book boyfriend to swoon-over, hearing from other authors, and connecting with people who read her books.




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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Cover Reveal: Betrayal by Renea Porter

 

Title: Betrayal
Series: The Dove Series
Author: Renea Porter
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: May 20, 2021
Cover Credit: Black Widow Designs



Dove, that's what he calls me.
Being the daughter of one of the most notorious crime families in Texas, it always put my life in danger. I never thought much of it, knowing my father would protect me.

Sitting around a table, cards in one hand and a drink in another. My father was dealt a bad hand. That’s when my world came tumbling down. It was time for Damon to collect. And this time he was collecting me to pay the debt my father owed.
I hated my father for letting me go, and not putting a bullet right between Damon’s eyes right then and there.

He was weak.

I wasn’t.

But everyone has a weak link.
I was Damon’s.
And he was mine.






Renea Porter is best known for writing realistic stories with realistic characters. Her stories may even cause you to shed a tear or two.

She mainly writes New Adult and Contemporary Romances. However, she's not afraid to venture into other genre's like Paranormal Romance.

She enjoys spending time with her husband of fifteen years, and step son. She calls Pennsylvania home, but loves to travel and try new things. In her free time you can catch her reading books, watching reality tv, and baking.



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Promo: A Cowboy of Legend by Linda Broday

 


A Cowboy of Legend

by Linda Broday

Publication Date: 4/27/2021

 

Famous across Texas, the Legends stand ready to take on any challenge that comes their way...

 

Deacon Brannock has struggled his whole life to amount to something. But when he finally saves up enough to buy the saloon that’ll put him on the map, he’s immediately challenged by the Temperance Movement. He only wants to make an honest living, but there’s no stopping the Movement’s most determined firebrand: Grace Legend.

 

And after one look at the fierce beauty, he’s not even sure he wants to.

 

Grace has always had her pet crusades, but she sees the Temperance Movement as the one thing that will bring her the deep sense of purpose she’s been missing. Yet when the owner of the new saloon turns out to be a kind and considerate man with warm eyes and a smile that leaves her breathless, she can't help but wonder whether they could have a future together...if only they could find a way to stop being enemies long enough to become so much more.

 

At a young age, Linda Broday discovered a love for storytelling, history, and anything pertaining to the Old West. After years of writing romance, it’s still tall rugged cowboys that spark her imagination. A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Linda has won many awards, including the prestigious National Readers’ Choice Award and the Texas Gold. She resides in the Texas Panhandle where she’s inspired every day.

 

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Excerpt:

“Destroyer of men’s souls! Beware the pitfalls of the devil’s brew!” Grace Legend held up her sign and directed her loud yells into the murky interior of the Three Deuces saloon. 

 

A gust of wind delivered the stench of the nearby stockyards up her nose and a swirl of dirt to her eyes. She blinked several times to clear the grit as two dozen Temperance women behind her took up the chant, banging drums and shaking tambourines. 

 

A surly individual went around her and reached for the batwing doors. Grace swatted him with her sign. “Get back! Back, I say. This den of iniquity is closed to the likes of you.” 

 

Built like a bull and smelling like the south end of a northbound steer, the man narrowed his gaze and raised a meaty fist. “This here’s a free country and I can go anywhere I like.” 

 

Gunfire rang out down the street and a woman screamed. Grace was glad she’d stuck a derringer in her pocket. This section of town saw killings every day even though the citizens Fort Worth cried for someone to clean it up. 

 

She wanted to take a step back from the surly man worse than anything. She really did. He had meanness rolling off him like thick rancid snake oil. But giving ground wasn’t in her make up. Not today and not as long as she was alive. 

   

Grace sucked in a quick breath, shot him a piercing glare and parked herself across the doorway. “I bet your wife would like to know where you spend your time when you should be working. Shame on you wasting your money on whiskey.” 

 

“I earn it and I’ll spend it however I see fit. Now step aside,” he snarled and raised a fist. 

 

“Or else what?” A voice in Grace’s head warned that this course of action could be dangerous, but she never listened to that boring bit of reason. No, she saw it her right and duty to make a difference in the world and make it she would. She couldn’t do that sitting on her hands like some timid toad afraid to utter a sound. 

 

At least a half dozen gunshots rent the air and people ducked. A crowd had begun to gather and pressed close. They got into a heated shouting match with her ladies. 

 

Before she could move, the quarrelsome fellow barreled into her, knocking her sideways. Grace launched onto his back and began whopping him with the sign. However, the handle was too long for close fighting and none of her blows landed. 

 

She released a frustrated cry and wrapped both arms around his head. 

 

“Get off me!” he roared. 

 

“When hell freezes over, you moron.” 

 

A door banged and footsteps of someone new approached and yanked the two of them apart. “Hey, what’s the meaning of this?” 

 

“Send her packing, Brannock!” someone yelled. “Don’t let her run you out of business.” 

 

Chest heaving, she jerked at the bodice of her favorite royal blue dress that matched her eyes, straightening it before grabbing the immense hat that barely clung to one side of her head. She blew back a blond curl that fell across one eye blocking her view. Only then did she get a glimpse of the gentleman whose livelihood she meant to destroy, and the sight glued her tongue to the roof of her mouth. 

 

That he presented a handsome picture with coal black hair and a lean form was indisputable, but it was more than that. A Stetson sat low on his forehead—a cowboy? Grace did a doubletake. Saloon owners wore bowlers, not Stetsons. She was unable to move her gaze from his piercing eyes. Shadowed by the brim of his hat, they reminded her of smoke. The stormy gray depths warned of the danger of crossing him. 

  

And more. Oh my! 

 

Grace took in his silk vest of dark green like those of gamblers. Her gaze rested on a well-used gun belt slung low on his hip complete with what appeared a long Peacemaker. By now, most men left their firearms at home. However, having grown up with weapons of all kinds on the Lone Star ranch, she understood the need to sometimes keep a gun handy. Although crime in the rough area had begun to decline, running a saloon at the edge of Hell’s Half Ace was still a risky business. 

 

She patted the small derringer in her pocket to make sure it hadn’t fallen out. 

 

“I asked what’s going on,” Brannock repeated. 

 

Mr. Smelly glared, wiping blood from his forehead. So, she did get a lick in. “This churlish fishwife assaulted me, and I demand you do something.” 

“Churlish fishwife?” Grace swung her sign again—only it caught the tall saloon keep instead, knocking him back a step. 

 

Towering head and shoulders above her, Brannock snatched the sign from her hand, broke it over his knee, and pitched the pieces aside. His eyes had darkened to a shade she’d never seen before and had no words to describe. “Care to explain why you’re running off my business, lady?” 

 

The question came out silky and wrapped in velvet like her father’s did when he wanted to put the fear of God into someone. That frightened her far more than yelling. This cowboy saloon owner was someone to reckon with. 

 

Although quaking inside, Grace drew herself up and thrust out her chin. “I’m asserting my God given right to free speech.” 

 

“You tell him, Grace!” one of the women yelled. 

 

“Free speech about?” he snapped.  

 

“The evils of drink. It’s destroying the fabric of our society and wrecking homes.” 

 

“And it’s your duty to straighten us men out?” he barked. 

 

She inhaled a shaky breath. “As much as I’m able. I cannot turn a blind eye to hungry kids and wives bearing the scars of abuse.” 

 

***

Excerpted from A Cowboy of Legend by Linda Broday. © 2021 by Linda Broday. Used with permission of the publisher, Sourcebooks Casablanca, an imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. All rights reserved.


Promo: Off to the Races by Elsie Silver

 

I’m the new racehorse trainer at Gold Rush Ranch and I’ve got three months to turn a problem stallion into a winner. Working with horses is easy, but contending with Vaughn Harding, my moody new boss, is a whole other story. He can’t decide if he hates me or wants me—not that it matters, I swore off men like him years ago. Readers who enjoy Melanie Harlow and Kelly Elliott will love this slow burn, enemies to lovers, contemporary romance.

Blurb

He can’t decide if he hates me or wants me.

Vaughn Harding is my new boss. Getting close to him would be career suicide for a female racehorse trainer, and plain old gossip fuel in this small town. I get a kick out of our verbal sparring, but I swore off his type years ago.

And I’ve got plans.

I’m the new trainer at Gold Rush Ranch and I’ve just been handed a problem horse that I promised to make a winner. I want to put down roots, and I’m not about to let a man distract me. No matter how electric it feels when we lock eyes, or how my body ignites when we touch.

Vaughn’s a vivid reminder of every guy I grew up around. Handsome, rich, entitled--a total media darling. But there’s a sadness in him that I can’t seem to turn my back on. A sensitive side hidden beneath brooding good looks.

The last thing I need is a broken man to put back together, and the last thing he needs is more scandal.

Teasing him for kicks is one thing, but handing over my heart?

I should have known better.

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Excerpt 

Copyright 2021 @ Elise Silver

Walking in to see and hear Billie sobbing into the horse’s shoulder had been an absolute gut-punch. Hank had told me she wasn’t in good shape. But he failed to mention the part where she was absolutely falling apart. Seeing someone as strong as Billie break down and cry her apology to a horse, for something I am ultimately responsible for, almost brought me to my fucking knees.

The guilt. The ache in my chest at the raw pain in her voice. I’d known she was more sensitive than she let on. But this. This scene could crack my chest right open and leave my heart beating right at her feet. 

Yeah, this hurts.

She hiccups in my arms, head nestled towards my shoulder, arms resting low around my ribs. And I’m holding her as firmly as I can without hurting her, trying to absorb all her anguish. Letting it seep into me. I’m the one who deserves the blame. Her sobs slow as I run one palm over her messy chestnut hair. I glance behind her at DD. He looks tired, closing his eyes and dozing now. Like he was just waiting for someone else to get here and take care of her. 

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About the Elsie Silver 

Canadian author who loves book boyfriends and the sassy heroines who bring them to their knees. Connoisseur of charged looks and lingering touches. Fan of witty banter. Horse girl through and through. Fully convinced that it’s always wine o’clock somewhere.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Promo: Heart on a Leash by Alanna Martin

 


Young pups teach frozen hearts new tricks when a pack of rescue huskies inspire love and romance in a coastal Alaskan town fractured by feuding families.


Taylor Lipin has made it her life's mission to leave her hometown and its ridiculous, century-old feud with the Porters behind. But when her sister needs help running the family inn, Taylor agrees to return to Helen, Alaska on a temporary, definitely not longer than two weeks, basis. Or so she thinks, until she's quite literally swept off her feet and into enemy territory by three happy huskies and their drool-worthy owner, Dr. Josh Krane.

Though Josh didn't grow up in Helen with the rest of his Porter cousins, he's heard the stories: Porters rescue huskies. The Lipins are cat people. Keep to your pack. But Taylor is too tempting to give up--plus, his dogs love her.

As Taylor and Josh grow closer, tensions in the town escalate and the need for secrecy starts taking a toll. Soon they'll need to decide whether their newfound love is just a summer fling or if they've found their forever home.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Promo and Q&A with Donna Grant about A Cowboy Kind of Love


 


1.  Tell us about your latest release.

This is the sixth book in my Heart of Texas series about a group of friends and the challenges they go through to find the women of their dreams. The hero, Jace, has been one of my favorite characters. This is a second chance romance with all the feels, a hot cowboy, a determined heroine, and a group of friends who make sure they get their happily ever after.

 


2.  Without giving away any spoilers, give us a hint about a favorite scene.

Jace and Taryn alone together. :)

 


3. What inspired you to become a writer?

The stories in my head didn't give me a choice. Once I decided to write them down, there was no turning back.

 


4. What is a typical writing day for you like?

Wake up and take the dog out. Meditate, then have my warm lemon water before doing yoga. A shower and change before I have my smoothie and check email and hop on Facebook for a moment. By 9, I'm writing. I write 4000-5000 words a day, so I make sure to get half of them before lunch. After an hour and half lunch, I'm back at it to finish out my words. When that's done, I take the dog for a walk and stretch my legs, then return to my office and do some admin work and talk to my team.

 


5. If you weren’t a writer, what would you be doing?

Probably still working in accounting in some capacity. 

 


6. Do you have any interesting writing quirks or habits?

My mind is very chaotic, so I have to have my space (my entire house, actually, but especially my office) to be clean and neat. The space also has to have good energy so that the creative juices can flow. 

 


7. What has been one of the most surprising things you’ve learned as a published author?

I think it's hearing from readers that something I wrote in a book helped them through a particularly difficult time. It's very humbling.

 


8. What authors or friends influenced you in helping you become a writer?

My parents were readers, so I grew up reading. I always had a book in hand. It seemed a natural progression to become a writer. It was an email exchange with Catherine Coulter, however, that really set me on the path to learning the publishing business and how to get published.

 


9. Do you have any favorite authors that you like to read?

So many favorite authors. Larissa Ione, JR Ward, Robyn Peterman to name a few.

 


10. What other hobbies or interests do you have?

Reading, of course. I also love movies and TV, puzzles of any kind, and gardening.

 


11. Can you tell us about what’s coming up next after this for you writing wise?

In May I have the next book in my Reaper series, DARK ALPHA'S OBSESSION.

In July, I have DRAGON MINE, the second book in the Dragon King series.

October 26th is the release date for HOME FOR A COWBOY CHRISTMAS!

 


12. How can readers connect with you online?

I have a ton of ways readers can find me.

 

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About A COWBOY KIND OF LOVE:

Who wants to rodeo again?

Jace Wilder has been rebuilding his life since the love of his life, Taryn, up and left town unexpectedly. But when she mysteriously returns, Jace’s dependable world comes crashing down. Taryn is hiding a dangerous secret, and no matter how hard he tries, Jace can’t stay away―especially when Taryn is at risk. And especially when the attraction he thought he’d buried long ago is back and hotter than ever. Will he be able to trust Taryn again?

Taryn Hillman’s world fell apart one horrifying night, and it’s never been the same since. When she sees a small chance at untangling herself, she takes it, though it means returning to Clearview―and seeing Jace again. But when he vows to protect her, will Taryn take a chance, and this time, never let him go?