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#NewRelease #Loveswept – Visibly Broken by Chelsea Camaron & MJ Fields

Title: Visibly Broken
Authors: Chelsea Camaron & MJ Fields
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: September 20, 2016
Publisher: Loveswept
In a powerful, smoldering novel from the bestselling authors of the Caldwell Brothers series (“Bad boy heroes to die for!”—Tracy Wolff), two tortured souls team up to overcome the past, finding the courage to heal . . . and to love.
Jason “Cobra” Stanley was born to fight. With a father like his, he had to toughen up just to survive. Now Cobra tries to take out all of his frustration, all of his anger, and all of his pain in the MMA cage. But after he receives one too many hits to the head during a match with Jagger Caldwell, the cycle of violence comes to a screeching halt. Cobra wakes up in the hospital, under the care of a nurse whose blond hair shines like a halo—and whose pure heart touches him on the deepest level.
Lorraine Bosch is a fighter too. Having escaped from her own controlling father, she prides herself on remaining professional, despite the chaos of the ER. But Cobra is the ultimate distraction. Lorraine knows she should run away screaming from his rippling muscles and shattered psyche. And yet how can she deny this broken man a second chance—especially since she knows exactly what he’s been through? Lorraine’s used to playing guardian angel. Now it’s her turn to find heaven in Cobra’s arms.

“When I go into a book hating the hero, and then by the end of the book love him, I know I have found an exceptional read. Visibly Broken is that read.”—Ryan Michele, author of the Ravage MC & Vipers Creed MC Series 

“Can you be the light to someone’s dark? Can a new start help kill the demons of the past? Chelsea Camaron and M.J. Fields deliver a TKO with this book. Cobra takes my breath away.” —S.M. Donaldson, author of the Marco’s MMA Boys Series


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#Review 🌟Blog Tour for Descendants of Arcos (Hidden Souls) by J.P. Uvalle #DescendantsOfArcos

Book: Descendants of Arcos (Hidden Souls)

Author: J.P. Uvalle

Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Synopsis

His Legacy.

The World’s Destruction.

One War

One Soul Mate

One Descendant

One Decision

Could Destroy the World.

Xandra Kallan – a homicide detective, battles internal turmoil, suffering the aftermath of being caught in the middle of a war, which has left her without the person she needs the most. With her eyes open to the truth and her tortuous past unearthed, she seeks solitude, leaving her haunting past, soul mates, and the place she used to call home in the rearview to soul search with her trusty canine companion by her side – her shield from evil.

Will the truth set her free or will her past catch up with her?

On her road to freedom, Xandra finds herself on the campus of Colorado State University. And reminiscing of her old college days, she decides to re-enter the world of education to become a veterinarian. Little does she anticipate; she will run into a soul just as lost as her. Just as dark. A descendant. And there’s more to this soul that meets the eye.

In the battle between descendants and soul mates, which side will she choose?

When Xandra gains more knowledge about Arcos, she is forced to choose – a decision that could affect the survival of mankind.

Will Xandra make the right decision this time around or will she once again, get caught up in the flames?

Review

This is an incredible book. It picks up right from the end of the first book of the series which to be honest blew me away. It has been quite a long time since a fantasy novel has held my interest through the entire book, but after reading Resurrection of Sin, I could not wait to read Hidden Souls. 

Xandra is a feisty leading female character who can hold her own against the forces working against her and has a thirst for the truth which as the novel continues you will see doesn’t always open her eyes to what she truly wants to see. After leaving her home town which is little more than a hole in the ground, she decides to give up being a copy and go back to University to become at Vet. With a true love of animals Xandra once before was on the track to become a veterinarian until that fateful day everything changed. But now she needs an extreeme change in her life to get away from the pain which was caused in Resurrection of Sin (I am not going to spoil it if you haven’t read it!) 

Going back to her roots, Xandra finds that no matter where she goes she will always find herself caught in the war between the descendants and soul mates. 

I have to admit I was routing for the “bad guy” somewhat in the first novel but in this one I was routing for our “good guy” Because although he faces extreeme adversity with the help of Xandra’s love together they fight for each other and at times against each other which makes this novel so interesting. 

The characters are brilliant in their design and the plot that interweaves between the descendants and soul mates is fascinating to say the least. I do recommend this series as a must read because it is the perfect book(s) to cuddle up with on a wet Autumn day, where you can loose yourself and when you do surface (trust me this book will be one you don’t put down) you will be left wanting more from this brilliant and talented author. I certainly cannot wait for the third enstallment in the series. 

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Excerpt

“You’ve made your point. You’re a legend; everyone knows your name. Now stop. You don’t have to be this person anymore.”

“Stop? What difference would it make? The damage is done. This is who I am,” he growled, pounding his fist to his chest.

“This is not who you are; this is what you want everyone to believe. But I know the truth, you’re just like your father. Underneath all that hostility and rage, is a good man. And it would make a huge difference to me if you’d try to change,” I said, giving him my irresistible big eyes.

He answered with a sigh.

“All I’m asking is for you to try.”

“Why?”

“Because…I want to learn how to love you.”

Author Bio

 J. P. Uvalle is a beautifully twisted soul who has a passion for writing paranormal romance and has the divine ability to make the unbelievable, believable. She was born and raised in Colorado Springs, went to Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology and graduated with an Associate’s degree in Applied Science and Technology. JP works part-time as an ICU technician in Highlands Ranch, Colorado at an emergency/specialty hospital.   Aside from being a technician and a writer, she runs two businesses in her spare time ~ Beautifully Twisted Publishing, and Mary Kay. On top of that, she also contributes her time to the Beneath the Ashes Blog as a Promotions Manager.   When she’s not saving lives, coming up with her next plot twist or making women feel pretty & pampered, she’s spending time with family and friends.

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Book One ~ Resurrection of Sin. Nominated in both paranormal and fantasy categories for the Summer Indie Book Awards 2016!



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Release Day Blitz – Hidden – Amelia J Hunter

Release Day Blitz – Hidden – Amelia J Hunter

Book – Hidden

Author – Amelia J Hunter

Release day Blitz – 20th Septemember

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Secrets never stay hidden, do they?

They have a way of creeping into your life when you least expect them.

 

Samuel Delaney never expected his secret, his past, his mother to destroy the man he had fought hard to become.

But when a white envelope with an Irish stamp, containing a letter handwritten in black ink, arrived on a Wednesday morning, it changed everything, risking the most important thing in his life – Faye, his soul mate for the past ten years.

 

Samuel had boarded a plane thirteen years ago without looking back. Now, he had no choice but to return and bury his past before it ruined his future. But he didn’t expect the secrets to run deeper, down to a rotten root.

 

Will the discovery of the hidden secrets change him when Samuel doesn’t want to be changed?

 

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#NewRelease Blog Tour – Charming Olivia, Book #1 Geary Series – Grace Harper

Blog Tour – Charming Olivia, Book #1 Geary Series – Grace
Harper
Book – Charming Olivia, Book #1 Geary Series
Author – Grace Harper
Blog Tour – 12th – 19th Septemeber
Hosted by Hooked on books & Cherry0Blossoms Promotions
Charming Olivia is the first of three novels in the Geary Brothers Series
Olivia Gage is a top selling clean romance novelist, but wants to write
erotica. Jack Geary leads the lifestyle that Olivia wants to write about. They
start talking after a sarcastic written conversation over a review of a corset
that he made and a book she wrote.
Over time, they become friends and then he persuades her to spend a week with
him. He reasons with her that if she hasn’t experienced erotica first hand then
how is she going to write about it.
Charming Olivia is the week she spends with him, each night a different
subject, whips & ropes, threesomes, MM sex club and so on. He is determined
to talk her out of her clothes and into his bed. Olivia is determined that he
is not going to lay a finger on her until she confesses the truth.
Over the year that he has been in contact with her, he has told her exactly
what he wants to do to her. She tells him she is married and that is why she
won’t succumb to his charms but she is not telling the full truth. Once Olivia
reveals what the truth is to Jack, she stands no chance.
Charming Olivia
Cecily was whisked from me immediately and was out of sight
in seconds. I wandered over to the make-shift bar and took a glass of white
wine. Walking over to the other side of the room, my heels clicking on the
wooden floor I took out my phone. I checked where Cecily had disappeared to and
opened my phone to see if Jack had sent me a message. He had.
Jack: How is the exhibition?
Me: We have just arrived. Cecily has already deserted me so
I’m wandering around the room checking out the other artists’ work. She has
warned me that I’m not allowed to use my phone when I’m here. I need to be wary
because she’s threatened to throw my phone out of the window and I know she
will. What are you doing?
Jack: I’m hard at work, socialising and selling knickers.
Me: Have you sold any yet?
Jack: No, but then I’m checking out the hot women that are
here. One of them has caught my eye, I can only see her back and I’m
telepathically willing her to turn around, but she is not complying. She looks
stunning and I want to grope her bottom.
Me: Why don’t you go and talk to her, wow her with your
witty charm. If she has stunning shoes then just tell her which company you own
and she will be yours for the night.
Jack: Would that work with you? What should I do to wow you?
Me: You know you can’t wow me. I’m not available to be
wowed.
Jack: I wish you were available. I still don’t understand
why you won’t meet me? I’ve offered to help you with your little problem. I
don’t see what the issue is?
My little problem. At times, I wished I hadn’t told him
about it. I was about to answer him when my phone was snatched from my hands. I
looked up to see Cecily’s back disappearing away, my phone in her hand. She was
walking towards the open window at the end of the room and I started to jog
after her. My tight dress and high heels were not aiding my efforts and I heard
someone chuckle as I passed them. Managing to catch up with her I tried to take
my phone back but she held it away from me.
“What did I say Olivia?” She asked with a huge grin on her
face.
“I was talking to Jack, you left me on my own, what was I
supposed to do?” I whined and pouted.
Cecily looked at my phone and grinned evilly at me and
started typing and then handed it back to me.
“That is your punishment for not staying by my side and for
entering me into this exhibition without my permission.” Cecily said and waited
for me to read what she’d sent.
Me: I’ve no real reason to keep turning down meeting you so
I will. Name the time and place and I’ll be there. Oh and check out my dress
this evening.
“Oh my God Cecily, why did you say that? Why did you send
the picture of me?”
“You have a problem and he has offered to fix it. You need
to do this, so I made the first step. You look hot and sending him a picture
will do no harm. You will thank me for it later, I promise. It’s no different
to what you did to get me here this evening.” She said and winked and walked
away.
I checked my phone to see if Jack had replied, he hadn’t. I
chewed on my thumbnail and waited for a long time, which in reality was two and
a half minutes.
Jack: Tomorrow, 9pm, Blue’s Bar on South Street, Edinburgh.
You look stunning.
Shit, double shit, how was I going to get out of this? I
stared at the screen silently cursing Cecily. Looking up to locate my so called
friend, I found her and glared at her from across the room.  Cecily didn’t
notice me throwing daggers at her, she looked perfectly fine on her own and she
didn’t need me here at all, which meant I didn’t need to be punished. I
couldn’t believe that she told him I would come and now he wanted me to meet
him tomorrow. I could drop everything and go tomorrow, but he didn’t know that.
Jack: Cold feet?
Me: I don’t know what came over me. I can’t arrive tomorrow,
I’ve a busy week next week.
Jack: Liar
Damn, that was the problem when you talked to someone every
day, they got to know your schedule.
Jack: What is the worst that can happen? Your husband can do
without you for a week, you have told me that he is not there next week, so get
on a plane and come and see me.
Me: You want me to come for a week?
Jack: When we discussed your little problem you gave me the
scenarios you wanted to see and we agreed it would take a week. We have talked
about this for months, we have even planned out how we’ll do it so why not now?
I’ll show you my lifestyle so that you can sort out that the problem of yours
and then you can go back to your ordinary life. I promise I won’t fuck you
unless you ask me to.
I gasped out loud, I don’t know why I did, his forwardness
shouldn’t shock me after this long but it did. I heard a man laugh from across
the room and I saw Cecily laughing with a client she was standing with. She
didn’t need me here, I wondered if I could slip away without her knowing.
Jack: Well?
Me: I’m not staying with you, I’ll book a hotel and you need
to keep your hands to yourself the entire time.
Jack: Deal. I’ll see your beautiful face tomorrow
sweetheart.
I sighed at my phone and put it away without answering. I
looked around the room to find Cecily to tell her what damage she’d done with
her comment and mentally made a list of what I needed to do to go to Edinburgh
tomorrow.

Grace Harper is a British author who loves to write about strong women and the
friends and lovers who make them stronger. She adores writing steamy scenes of
first encounters and there is always a little twist along the way.
When Grace is not writing, she can be found mooching about in stationery
stores, dreaming up tattoo designs or teasing her friends until everyone is in
fits of giggles. Grace might have a Maltesers addiction, but is not ready to
stand up and own that just yet.

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Double Team: A Menage Romance by Sabrina Paige is #LIVE

Double Team: A Menage Romance by Sabrina Paige is #LIVE and only #99cents or #FreeInKindleUnlimited

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#CoverReveal ♡The Promise of December by K.L Jessop♡

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Book: The Promise Of December
Author: K.L.Jessop
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 10th
Cover Designer: Najla Qamber
Photographer: Lindee Robinson
Models: Mikeala Galli and Jeremy Fowler
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Synopsis

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Christmas.
That bittersweet word that plays on my mind every goddamn year. Some people love it, I don’t like the fact I still live around it. Like any other child, Christmas for me was the most magical time of all. The winter walks, the smell of fresh cinnamon and candy canes, the excitement in the pit of my stomach where I found it hard to sleep. I loved that.
But once you reach adulthood you soon realise that life is cruel and fairy tales are bullshit! And at twenty-one, that magic and belief were torn from my grasp and I suddenly wanted to be that little girl again.
December now means nothing. Christmas hurts. And the only coldness I feel is what’s congealed around my heart. Nothing would change, and no one could change it.
Then I met him.

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About The Author

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Kate has lived in South West England her entire life just on the edge of Dartmoor where the moorland goes on for days. It’s beautiful, breathtaking and occasionally rather wet.

Growing up as a kid, writing was never her course of direction as she disliked everything about it due to being dyslexic. However, overtime she got back into reading/writing and fell in love with adult romances.
Then one day two characters etched their way into her mind and didn’t show any signs of leaving – the rest is history.

She has a love/hate relationship with chocolate and the weekends are not the same without a vodka in hand. She’s a sucker for a heart fluttering romance and can’t help but go weak at the knees for a guy with a five o’clock shadow. 😉

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#NewRelease Hammer and the Mist-The Biker and The Valkyrie Series by Claire Power

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Book: Hammer And The Mist
Author: Clare Power
Series: The Biker and The Valkyrie
Cover Designer: Margreet Asselbergs
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Synopsis

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Norse mythology meets bikers meets love where it isn’t supposed to exist.

Statuesque, blonde and beautiful, Mist is the epitome of Norse perfection. As leader of the Valkyries, she’s been sent to Walhalla, South Carolina by Odin himself…

The Valkyries’ objective is clear: gather the souls of biker warriors for Ragnarok; the war at the end of the world.

Hammer is the president of Odin’s Ravens MC, and as dark as Mist is fair. He’s going to need help from Mist and the Valkyries to keep the Iron Barbarians from taking over the state.

The Valkyries aren’t supposed to get involved, and Mist isn’t supposed to fall in love. Add in the complications from witches, trolls, and some trouble-making nightmare Maras and Odin’s army of souls may soon have reserves.

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Excerpt

Odin
The tall, handsome man with silver hair sits contemplating his newly refurbished halls in what could easily be described as his palace, if he so chose, his ravens perched behind him on the back of his sofa. The Armani suit he wears does nothing to disguise his hard, muscled body, a hardness that seems to be emphasized by the leather patch he wears where his left eye once used to be. He stands and begins to pace his room as his thoughts run deeper, his ankle length leather coat swirling round him. Spread out before him is a huge map of Midgard. It shows the many landmasses from which he receives no warriors for Valhalla. He considers how the Æsir are very conscious of their links to Midgard. While Asgard is constantly being updated to reflect the fashions of the Nine Realms, it is Midgard that has prominence. However, he does not have influence over all Midgard, just a very small part. It amuses him that to his knowledge the Midgardians still consider him as a god whose time ended in their ninth century, that the Æsir are considered on Midgard to mirror the Vikings of their past. It makes it easy for him and his fellows to walk the streets of Earth. All the streets of Earth.
He muses to himself. “The mortals have always been aware of us, even if they don’t openly worship us in the ways the Vikings did. Some do not seem to be quite as devoted to the White Christ as they have for the last thousand years. Some even go as far as to state they believe in no gods. Fools…
Still the people influenced by the old Viking world have kept us firmly in their culture. Especially since the period they call Victorian after a great Queen, when they romanticised the Vikings. We are in their museums and their books, in their children’s schools. Men wear Mjolnir round their necks.
I am Odin, chief god of Asgard, worshipped by the Vikings, remembered on Earth at each mention of Wednesday, for I am also known as Woden among the Germanic peoples.
My Valkyries are the collectors of the slain. The valiant dead brought from the field to join my army in Valhalla, the hall of the dead. There they feast all night and fight all day.
I have my Valkyries in place in certain areas of Midgard and everything is proceeding apace there, but I need to augment my forces before the final war and Ragnarok. My Ladies are not all working. There is potential for them to scout for me elsewhere.
When I look further afield I look to the country they call America, to a world my Vikings briefly touched upon. I look at the people there and I can see the interest in Vikings, in everything to do with their culture including us.
Which brings me back to my Valkyries, I am going to send for a flight of them to go down and survey the situation in more detail.
Best I tell Freya at some point, so that she won’t be surprised. She receives half of everything the Valkyries bring to Asgard, and so I need to tell her to expect an increase in her share of the dead.”

“I call my chosen Valkyries to me, I summon Mist as Mist, Kara as Wild, Rota as Storm, Alvitr as Strange, Hlathguthr as Swan, Sigrun as Victory and Skuld as Future.” I use the modern equivalent of their Norse names, if they go to America with their old names they will encounter problems, not least that the humans may have difficulty pronouncing them.
Seven of my Valkyries appear on their cloud horses, dismounting their steeds and falling to one knee.
They are the Valkyries of old in appearance, all but the redhead Strange have blonde hair. The differences come in costume, instead of silver or gold helmets they wear brimmed pale leather hats. Their blood red armour has been replaced with red leather jackets or some other red item of clothing. Little things make so much difference.
“My ladies, it occurs to me that you are not as busy on Midgard as you once were. Therefore I have come up with a plan to make use of your skills in a way that might be beneficial to me. I want you to go to the land called America.
There you will look into the possibility of recruiting warriors for Valhalla.
You will find a place on the continent to set up a compound and furnish it with appropriate animals and buildings so that you can bring potential recruits to stay, to further instruct them in our stories.
You will have all the necessary resources you need for your mission. I foresee that your task will take a number of years.
Mist, you are in charge, but I know you are all capable. Go and make plans.”
They bow their heads as I leave the room, and as I close the door I hear their steeds departing.

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About The Author

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Hi – my name is Clare, and although it shocks me, I’m an author…

I’m English and consider myself a biker, whether you do or not is up to you.
I come from the Midlands, but have moved up North (!)

I started to ride bikes in 1980, and have been around bikes and bikers ever since.

I’ve loads of interests and hobbies but particularly I ride and drive horses and craft

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