Monday, January 25, 2021

Release Blitz with Teaser: Hooked by Jacob Chance @JChanceAuthor @EJBookPromos


Hooked by Jacob Chance
Series: Boston Terriers Hockey
Publication date: January 22nd, 2021
Cover Designer: Sybil Wilson/Popkitty Design

Synopsis:
Avoiding bad boy hockey player Marshall Winters has been one of my goals since he did me wrong four years ago.

However, with both of us attending Boston University and his younger sister being my best friend, it's damn near impossible.

Then he saves me from a dangerous situation, whisking me away to his family's cabin, changing everything.

It's just the two of us, no distractions, and nothing to keep us apart except my own rapidly fading reservations.

Now, I'm getting hooked on the one person I shouldn't be.


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About the Author:
Jacob Chance is a New Englander. Born and raised in Massachusetts, he still lives there today. He is a bestselling author of twenty-seven novels, writing romantic suspense, romantic comedies, and sports romance. He is also half of the male-female writing duo, Remy Blake, who write short, steamy stories with insta love/lust and a side of taboo.

Jacob is a huge football fan, especially of the New England Patriots. He is also a martial artist and self-proclaimed practical joker.

When not writing or working his day job, Jacob enjoys reading, hanging out at the beach, and eating as much bacon as he can.



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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Book Tour: Playing for You by Aurora Paige @xoAuroraPaige @EJBookPromos


Playing for You by Aurora Paige
Series: Hot on Ice #1
Publication date: January 14th, 2021
Cover credit: Steamy Designs

Synopsis:
She's a curvaceous vixen who owns the hottest lounge in Los Angeles.

He's a sexy hockey goaltender who plays the game off the ice more than on.

What happens when a one-night stand becomes more?

Twenty-eight-year-old, voluptuous, Filipina-American, Arianna Santos has the hottest spot in LA nightlife. When her grandfather has a major stroke and there's a low chance of recovery, she inherits from him the worst team in the National Hockey League, the San Francisco Storm. Without knowing anything about hockey or running a hockey franchise, Arianna needs to prove to the all-boys club that a well-educated, minority female owner has a place in the industry. The Storm General Manager insists that she learn about hockey from the new goalie, Blake Collins.

Tall, toned, and hazel-eyed, Blake Collins has the swift moves on the ice as the California Crusaders goaltender, continuing the Collins goalie legacy of Stanley Cup Championships his father and grandfather established for the team. When a knee injury affects his game and attitude on the ice, he gets transferred to the San Francisco Storm as their only hope of making it to play-offs. As the player with the most knowledge and skills passed from the generations of great hockey players, Blake is forced to teach the new knows-nothing-about-hockey owner, Arianna Santos, about how the hockey world works.

Blake and Arianna's animal attraction to each other gives them a passionate one-night stand in LA that doesn't end as they expected. Will their reunion cause a riff in the organization? Will they both play nice to one another for the sake of the team?


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Praise for Playing for You

"This book was pretty steamy!!! I love when a female lead is strong and can handle life like a boss!!" -- Nerdy, Dirty & Flirty

"Get ready to binge this beauty!! Love, loss, insecurity, determination, and pure unadulterated need play off the page with such ferocity that you won't be able to put this book down until you've read it from cover-to-cover." -- Vxhexn_reads

"This books is steamy and hot and Aurora Paige did a great job with it. I cannot wait for more!" -- A_brunette_bookworm


About the Author:
Aurora Paige is a healthcare professional by day and a writer of steamy contemporary romance with sassy heroines and sexy heroes at night. Each Aurora Paige story delivers a variety of Curvy Heroine, Multicultural relationships, Alpha Heroes, Steamy Heat, and a Guaranteed Happily Ever After.



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Book Tour with Teasers: Secrets We Keep by L. Wilder @wilder_leslie @EJBookPromos


Secrets We Keep by L. Wilder
Series: Ruthless Sinners MC
Publication date: January 14th, 2021
Photographer: Rafagcatala Photography
Cover Model: Jorgedlrio

Synopsis:
Rafe:
In my world, there are secrets at every turn.
It's just the way it was in the MC.
Club business was club business. Period.

Marlowe Davenport, the club's new bartender, had secrets of her own.
The girl was beautiful with captivating, blue eyes that could hypnotize any man.
She'd come to Nashville to escape her past, and I was determined to claim her future.

Unfortunately, the timing couldn't have been worse.
A war was on the horizon, and as the dark clouds drew closer, I would discover Marlowe had a part to play in it--a part she didn't even know she had.

Everything she cared about was on the line--including me.

That's the thing about secrets. They have a way of revealing themselves when you least expect it, and when they do, they don't give a damn about the casualties they leave in their wake.


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Praise for Secrets We Keep

"L. Wilder has done it again in this latest edition to the Ruthless Sinners MC series. This action-packed thriller will hook from the very beginning and hold you till the very end." -- Book Club Gone Wrong

"An amazing ride of a read with fascinating characters that grab you and a fantastic storyline that is well written, filled with suspense, drama and steam. Loved it!" -- Goodreads Review





About the Author:
Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Seller, L. Wilder, writes about hot, alpha men and the women who love them. She currently has six series available for readers: The Devil Chaser's MC, Satan's Fury MC, Satan's Fury MC - Memphis, the Redemption Series, the Happy Endings Collection, and the Ruthless Sinners MC. If you're looking for a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat and have you smiling like a school girl at the end, L. Wilder is the author for you.



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Friday, January 22, 2021

Book Blitz with Excerpt + Giveaway: The Scent of Leaves by Kathryn Trattner @k_trattner @XpressoTours


The Scent of Leaves by Kathryn Trattner
Publication date: January 15th, 2021

Synopsis:
Janet has always dreamed about leaving her small town behind and starting over somewhere fresh. The only thing keeping her going is a photography obsession and her film camera. For her, life is a series of late nights spent working at a local gas station and days earning a final college credit before graduation. But she's been putting it off for so long she's starting to feel like it might not happen.

One night Tom appears, charming and handsome, and going out of his way to get to know her. Suddenly he's everywhere in her small town, appearing and disappearing at odd moments, creeping in on her days and nights. As they spend time together, Janet falling more under his spell each day, she begins to realize that reality is different around Tom. Small things begin to happen, odd occurrences turning into strange events, as Janet is pulled deeper into the mystery surround him.

In this modern retelling of the classic Ballad of Tam Lin the world is brought into sharp focus through the lens of a camera. The line between what is and is not real blurs, nature stealing in around the edges, and Janet comes to understand that there is more at stake than just a broken heart.


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Excerpt
She chose at random, stepping into another opulent room. Sheer curtains were pulled tight, the doors closed, and the room felt breathless. She crossed the room, going around the tufted blue couches, embroidered cushions on the floor, pushing the pale curtains aside. Deep forest, lush and green, right on the other side of the glass, so close she stepped back in surprise. There was something eerie, wrong with the view. Ominous. Turning, she surveyed the room again, wondering if she had ended up on the opposite side of the house somehow.

The blue and gold theme continued here, solid deep carpets of Greek blue, gold foiled tables and wide shallow bowls holding nothing but reflections. A carved marble fireplace and hearth, above it, standing tall and larger than life a painting of Brenna.

Janet stumbled back into the windows, rattling glass, hearing the squeak of branches on the other side, scrabbling to get in, scrabbling to touch her. The woman above the mantle looked down on her, haughty, chin tilted up, eyes fever bright. A crown sat atop golden braids, high and spiked, spun of frosted sugar and cobwebs. Her shoulders were bare, the floral tattoos alive, lined with gold and silver paint. A barely there gown, the tops of her breasts seeming to hold the fabric up alone, followed the curve of her body, clinging to hips and thighs. 

The portrait was more real than the room, more alive than the trees on the other sise of the windows, and the painted woman was watching her. She crossed to the door, the eyes of the painting on her, burning. Doubt and shame swept her, overtaking her, but she did not know where they were coming from. Did not matter. They were there. She felt like a trespasser suddenly, like a thief, caught in the act of lifting diamonds from a jewelry box. But she was letting irrational fear take over. The woman on the canvas, made of paint and fabric, she was not real.

Stop it. I'm not afraid of you.

At the door she hesitated, caught between the room and the hall, the cusp of being and never been. She turned back, squaring her shoulders and went to the hearth.

She reached out, standing on tiptoe, to touch the canvas. Her finger pressed against it into it, coming away wet with fresh green paint, leaving behind a perfect print of the index finger of her right hand.

Janet stood, staring at the smudge of color on her fingertip, cold racing along her spine. Wet paint. Fresh paint. She eased toward the door, refusing to turn her back on the painting, even for a second. At the door she fumbled the camera from her bag, snapped a photo without really looking through the viewfinder, and pulled it shut with a bang.

Being in the house was beginning to wear her down, feeling trapped in a loop between the atrium and the blue doors. A whole hall of blue doors with brass knobs, all of them the same, all of them leading into rooms that should have taken her to the pool.

There was something unsettling about the house. How it looked and how it felt were very different, like two images not lining up. She reached out, touching what looked like a smooth painted wall but feeling the crackling texture of chipping paint. Her thoughts were tumbling, spinning through to places she did not want to follow. She needed a different set of eyes, a pair attuned to this place. She ran a finger around the lens of her camera, lingering over the feel of hard plastic and metal. Ryan had told her to take photos of the house, to pay attention.

The house seemed to be deserted, a wasteland of velvet and satin, painted tile and cut flowers. But it did not feel that way. It felt full. Watchful. Aware. She followed the doors, through room after room, coming back time and again to the hall, the atrium. The camera bag bumped her hip as she walked, taking photos. The view through the lens was different, the rooms appearing less polished, the velvet worn, loose threads and worn spots appearing along the arms of upholstered chairs. But as soon as she lowered the camera the space appeared as before.

Janet wondered which was reality, perfection or decay?


Kathryn Trattner has loved fairy tales, folk stories, and mythology all of her life. Her hands down favorites have always been East of the Sun, West of the Moon, and the story of Persephone and Hades. When not writing or reading she's traveling as much as possible and taking thousands of photos that probably won't get edited later. She lives in Oklahoma with her wonderful partner, two very busy children, one of the friendliest dogs ever, and an extremely grumpy cat who doesn't like anyone at all.

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