Friday, September 18, 2020

Book Blitz with Excerpt + Giveaway: Indebted by C. Hallman & J.L. Beck @AuthorJLBeck @CassyHallman @XpressoTours

 

Indebted by C. Hallman & J.L. Beck
Series: King Crime Family Series #1
Publication date: September 7th, 2020

Synopsis:
It was a debt to be settled, a price to be repaid.

Sold. My body, mind, and soul, are given to the most terrifying man I've ever met.

Enzo King.

Violent, commanding, gorgeous and sinister.

He's a killer, a thief, and feared by many.

He has the ability to pin me to the ground with one single look and make me feel things I don't want too.

Feeding off my fears, he holds me captive in his mansion away from the rest of the world.

I know what's to come.
He'll break me.
Take from me.
Own me.
Soon enough my life will no longer be my own, but his.

Every part of my body, every breath I take, and every beat of my heart will belong to him.

He's determined to settle the debt by taking everything from me, what he doesn't know is that he'll never have my soul or my love.

**This book was previously published in 2014 under the title Indebted, but has been completely rewritten with new character names, and a more in depth story line. You're not getting the same story from before.**


Available at:


Excerpt
A groan escapes her lips, and I smile against her mouth knowing full well she enjoys my lips on hers. I coax her lips open, slowly invading her mouth with my own. She tastes delectable, and I feel as if I won't ever be able to get enough of her.

Her small hands skim across my chest and onto my back. Her nails rake my skin, and I'm on the verge of losing the last shred that is holding me back from taking her right here and now.

Pulling back, I take in the red splotches spreading across her cheeks as her big, brown, doe eyes look back at me. She looks a bit taken back but more importantly she seems thoroughly satisfied.

"Not so much of a monster now, am I?" I joke, my finger swiping across her plump bottom lip.

"You're still a monster..." she retorts, pulling away from me as if she is embarrassed to have kissed me, and enjoyed it.

"Remember that, sweetheart, when I bury my face between those creamy thighs of yours," I smirk as I get up from the bed.


About the Authors:
J.L. Beck is a USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, she has written over fifty different romance novels. She started her journey of writing back in 2014 and hasn't slowed down a second since then.

She's captivated by real romance, and loves reading about strong "ALPHA" males, as well as sassy heroines that know or may not know what they want. She is best known for delivering a happily ever after but has ended things on a cliffhanger a time or two.

When she's not trying away at her next book you can find her being a mom to her two adorable kiddos and wife to her high school sweetheart.

She's obsessed with Starbucks, social media, and is definitely more of a dog person than cat.



Born and raised in Germany, Cassandra moved to the United States when she was eighteen. She always had a love for reading, that love slowly transpired into writing. She put fingers to the keyboard and started writing about the dark side of romance.

Cassandra is one half of the international bestselling author duo Beck & Hallman, who are most knows for the writing the Northwood University series.
The pair also write under the pen name Jenna Reed.







a Rafflecopter giveaway


Hosted by:

Book Blitz with Excerpt + Giveaway: Blood Rogue by Linda J. Parisi @ljparisiwrites @XpressoTours

 

Blood Rogue by Linda J. Parisi
Series: Blood Rogue #1
Publication date: September 8th, 2020
Publisher: City Owl Press

Synopsis:
There is the blood and can only ever be the blood. So, how will love survive in a world of pain?

Vampire Charles Tower never knew anything sweeter than the taste of Stacy Morgan's lips.

He never imagined anything crueler than her being marked for death by the only father he's ever known.

Mikhail reared him. Taught him how to survive. Now he's gone rogue and it's up to Charles to put the man down.

But can he convince himself, and Stacy, that love between them is impossible?

That's hard to do with a woman like her, especially when she offers herself up as bait.

Now they must fight against the centuries-old customs that bar them from being together and the rogue vampire who wants every last drop of Stacy's blood.

If you like Richelle Mead, Ilona Andrews, and K.F. Breene, you'll love this vampire paranormal romance!


Available at:


Excerpt
Something was wrong. Stacy couldn't right herself. The world kept spinning out of control.

"I'm sorry, Stacy."

Her body still pulsed with the aftershocks of an amazing orgasm, but she couldn't get the room to balance, she felt drunk, higher than a kite. Damn him, he'd used the thrall.

"I won't let you sacrifice yourself for something you should never have been involved in."

"You won't what?" Stacy tried to lift her head. The room tilted when she did. "You bastard," she cried, realizing what he'd done. "You... you didn't..."

Such sadness. After such pleasure. "Not exactly."

Stacy tried to gather her thoughts. As she did, he covered her with a sheet and rose. She'd never seen such steely determination in his face before. "You're going after him by yourself."

"To keep you safe."

"That's not your choice."

"It is now. I drank enough of your blood so you won't get out of this bed and try to be a hero."

"Did you really think that was my only motivation? That I was doing this to be a hero?" 

He stared down at her, his gaze unchanging. "You'll be all right after you sleep it off. Go to sleep."

"No. I won't."

She struggled to sit up and fell back onto the bed, too weak to get up. She tried again, only to have the room spin out of control.

"Why?" she asked, her thoughts a mass of contradictions.

"Because I love you."

She watched Chaz turn on his heel and leave the room. She had to close her eyes again to get the room to stop spinning. She could hear him throwing his clothes on in the other room. Then she heard him stop in the doorway.

"I'll never forgive you," she said, her tone flat and her stare hard as she opened them. He was leaning against the doorjamb. He looked anything but nonchalant.

"I'd never forgive myself if something happened to you. So we're even."



As a major in biochemistry with a minor in English literature, Linda has always tried to mesh her love of science with her love of the written word. A clinical research scientist by day and NJRW Golden Leaf award winning author by night, she creates unforgettable characters and puts them in untenable situations, much to their dismay. Choices always matter and love conquers all, so a happy-ever-after is a must. Linda is the current Treasurer of Liberty States Fiction Writers. She has served on the boards of other writing organizations, and loves to teach the craft of writing at worshops and conferences. She lives in New Jersey with her husband John, son Chris, daughter-in-law Sara, and Audi, a Cocker Spaniel mix who had her at woof!






a Rafflecopter giveaway


Hosted by:

Book Blitz with Excerpt + Giveaway: The Captive King by Susan Copperfield @XpressoTours

 

The Captive King by Susan Copperfield
Series: Royal States #3
Publication date: February 12th, 2018

Synopsis:
In the Royal States of America, magic rules all, but life--and love--always finds a way.

At the Texas Charity Auction, money can buy anything, and Summer Cassidy is under orders to take advantage of the opportunity. While she believes the marital collar once worn by an Aztec queen belongs in a museum, it's up to her to sell the priceless treasure to one of the elite in attendance.

Meeting Bachelor #103, a man who finds her descriptions of human sacrifice charming rather than appalling, hadn't been part of her plans. Buying his company for a quarter hadn't been part of her plans, either.

One coffee date, a dinner, and a curse later, Summer's catapulted across the Royal States on an adventure that will forever change her life, alter the course of an entire kingdom, and give her a chance to earn a love capable of defying even death.


Available at:


Excerpt
I cursed the day my boss had decided to get the university's approval to sell the necklace to fund the dig. I also cursed the day the Mexican government had sold all rights to the temple and its treasures to a scumbag like my boss and his cohorts.

I sighed. "I was researching the best way to bed men over sacrificial alters and pluck their still-beating hearts from their chests as an offering to the gods so the world won't end." Taking my time, I looked him over, wondering what sort of man his suit and mask hid. "They'd probably put you on your back and take your heart out after cleaving through your chest with an obsidian dagger. Personally, I believe the daggers were reinforced, strengthened, and sharpened with an earthweaving talent to minimize the effort it takes to reach the heart. Then again, if they're in a hurry or you're not an important enough sacrifice, they might just cut through your gut and fetch your heart that way."

"Charming."

I flashed him my best smile. "The other option involves breaking through your ribs and spine from the back, tearing through other organs to reach your heart. Either way, it's bloody, just like the Nahua needed to appease their gods and protect the Earth from inevitable destruction."

"Are you looking for live bodies to sacrifice? If so, should I be concerned?"

Bachelor #103 seemed more amused than worried to me, which I liked. "I'm looking for someone with two much money to buy a relic that belongs in a museum to find the excavation of a new Nahua site near Joya de Ballesteros. I was pulled off the dig last night." I regarded my muck-covered boots with a grimace. "I didn't have time to change."

I tried not to look at the floor and the dried mud I shed every time I took a step.

"You have my attention."

Without an easy way out of the conversation, I crouched, set the box on the floor, and opened it. I already regretted showing the man the piece, but I pulled it out anyway. The jade necklace, made of interlocking rings meant to be worn snug against the throat, was accented with strings of jade beads designed to fall between a woman's breasts. "No one really knows the full story of this piece," I confessed. "While I believe it's a gift from a wealthy man to his new wife, the rest of the team believes it's a sacrificial decoration."

It had been then I'd learned for certain I worked with idiots. What sort of filth would decorate a sacrifice with proclamations of his undying love for her? Just thinking about the team's unrealistic theories made me want to bash their heads with rocks until I knocked sense into their thick skulls.

"Is that jade? The design is unusual."

"It's jade," I confirmed, tilting the rings so he could see the carvings. "This tells a story of a young man's love for the newly fledged woman, from their first meeting to the day of their wedding. It was found among the grave goods of a prominent couple. Unlike most Nahua, these two were buried together in a stone vault. The inscriptions imply they were nobility. The woman's sarcophagus depicted her wearing this necklace."

Bachelor #103 chuckled. "That's a pretty impressive story. How much is it worth?"

That was the question of the hour, and one I didn't have an answer to. How was I supposed to assign a price tag to something priceless? I'd never seen its like, and I'd been studying the Nahua for the entirety of my adult life. I sighed and stared at the necklace. "It belongs in a museum."

"All the good archaeologists say that."


Susan Copperfield is the royal romance, urban fantasy loving alter ego of award-winning & USA Today bestselling novelist RJ Blain.

Under the super not-so-secret identity of Susan, the Royal States of America is explored, where the work of sixteen founding royal families preserved the United States from destruction and civil war when magic swept over the world.

In the Royal States, life, love, and magic always find a way.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Hosted by:

Book Blitz with Excerpt + Giveaway: The Betrayal Incident by Marla Holt @XpressoTours

 

The Betrayal Incident by Marla Holt
Series: The Incident Series #3
Publication date: September 14th, 2020

Synopsis:
Because of his betrayal, Phoenix walks away from the only man she's ever wanted. Can Robin find the strength to fight for their love?

Phoenix Lambert doesn't have time for men. She's too bus running pop star Van Birch's empire. But she can't get a certain silver fox out of her head. One night together turns into two which turns into sneaking around to be together, because oh yeah, that silver fox is also her best friend's dad.

Twice widowed Robin Birch isn't in the market for a third wife. He has a busy law practice to run and a bid for Congress to win. But when Phoenix falls into his arms, he can't make himself let her go--or confess to his daughter that he's been sleeping with her best friend.

When Phoenix refuses to be his dirty little secret, Robin thinks it's over. But their relationships with Van keep pushing them back together. Can proximity and the promise of love bring them back from the brink of betrayal?

The Betrayal Incident is the third and final installment in The Incident series. Read this steamy age gap, best friend's father romance with a guaranteed happily ever after by Marla Holt today.

Available at:


Excerpt
"This is a surprise," he said, nuzzling his nose over her neck.

"I'll say. A bid for Congress, who knew?" Phoenix said.

"We only started putting the team together. Do you think it's a bad idea?"

"No, I think you'd be brilliant at it. Just surprised. You haven't mentioned it since that night." She let the part about him being a complete asshole be implied. To his credit, he didn't back down.

"I always meant to get into politics eventually."

Robin raised his head to meet her eyes, she saw heat and desire, and just the barest hint of vulnerability. She wrapped her arms around his neck and pulled him in for a light kiss on the lips. "It makes sense." And it did, only Phoenix dreaded what it would mean when he was living on the East Coast and she was back to living in L.A. most of the time.

But maybe she was thinking too far ahead. The election wouldn't be for another year. It was anybody's guess what would happen between then and now. And Phoenix hadn't even told him about the baby yet. She'd had half a mind to do it now, to ply him with roast beef and spicy pickles and tell him he was going to be a father and that despite all the bullshit they were wading through now, she was excited--ecstatic even. Their nursery theme was going to be gender neutral. Whales, she'd already decided, but she would let him suggest names if he wanted.

Instead, Robin pressed Phoenix into the door with his body as his lips brushed over her jaw. "Did you have urgent business or...?" he asked and she could hear the plea in his voice that told her he just needed a break. Which was fine. They had plenty of time to talk about the baby.

"I missed you, but I can probably come up with something if you'd like to work."

"I'd rather not," Robin's voice was gruff, hard.

"Good, because I've always wanted to go down on you in your office." Then she pulled him in for a hard kiss.

Robin sighed against her lips, brushing his tongue out to meet hers as his hands landed on her hips and squeezed. Phoenix managed to shove him out of his jacket. Then, with a rub of her cheek over his bearded chin, she grasped his tie and pulled him around his desk and pushed him back into his leather desk chair.

He grinned as she leaned over him. "Are you feeling bossy today?"

"I'm feeling bossy every day, Birch." She kissed him once more, then concentrated her attention on his fly. His suit was a light gray today, made out of a breathable fabric that was soft and cool beneath Phoenix's fingertips as she traced the ridge behind his zipper.



Marla Holt believes in second chances, romance, and the radical notion that everyone deserves a happily ever after. She's living her own fairy tale, writing contemporary romance novels in her Kansas farmhouse with her husband, three boys, three cats, and flock of imaginary sheep. Follow her at marlaholt.com or on Instagram as @marlaholtauthor.








a Rafflecopter giveaway


Hosted by: