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Absolution by Missy Johnson Release Blitz + Review + Giveaway

 

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Release Date: June 28, 2017

 

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Declan James was the perfect guy.

He was sweet. Charming. Caring. Until he wasn’t.

Fourteen years ago, his actions tore apart my family. He ruined my sister’s life and nothing was ever the same again. But now, a decade later, he’s back.

When he walks into my office, asking for my help, I’m shocked, but nothing prepares me for what I’m about to learn. I see how far he’s gone to redeem himself and I know that he’s changed. I also know that, as a priest, he’s more off limits than ever.

If I help him, my family will never forgive me.

If I fall in love with him, I will never forgive myself.

 

 

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5-star-a

Wow! Wow!!! What an emotional read! I was riveted from the prologue! Hannah spends her days trying to save abused children as a social worker. Her family was devastated by the suicide of her older sister when she was just a child…it wasn’t only the loss of her sister but of her family as well. Declan is a priest who spends his days trying to find absolution for the sins of his past. Both are connected, and when they Hannah and Declan meet again as adults, it will be explosive. Secrets will be exposed, and Hannah will have to make a choice no one person should have to make, but she may also find the love and the family she has always wanted.

Yes, some would consider this a forbidden romance, but it’s not about lust, it’s about love, not a superficial love, but a deep, unconditional love. Hannah and Declan are extremely complex characters. They think they know the other, but they don’t. Hannah must learn what forgiveness is, and she will have to learn to put her hate aside to help an innocent child. Declan must learn forgiveness as well. Things aren’t always what they seem, and it’s up to Hannah and Declan to see what the truth really is. I know this sounds vague, but I don’t want to spoil anything about this phenomenal story.

If you are looking for a deeply emotional love story, read Absolution by Missy Johnson today. You won’t regret it, and the characters will stay with you a long time after you finish the last page.

 

 

 

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A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Missy lives in a small town in Victoria, Australia with her husband and her confused pets (a dog who thinks that she is a cat, a cat who thinks he is a dog…you get the picture).When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.

 

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So Good (Alpha Dogs) by Nicola Rendell

 

 

 

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On the roof of a house outside Truelove, Maine, master carpenter Max Doyle looks down through a skylight and sees the most beautiful woman he’s ever laid eyes on. She’s naked, she’s gorgeous, and everything about her is perfect, down to the ball-busting tattoo of a rose that wraps around her hip. But it isn’t just any woman making his knees buckle. It’s his best friend, Rosie Madden. And as he stands there, mesmerized and precariously close to toppling off the roof, he knows he’ll never, ever be able to look at her the same way again.

Rosie can’t help but notice that Max is suddenly acting very strange—lots of long stares, totally tongue-tied, and not at all like the slightly cocky hunk she’s proud to call her best friend. She can’t figure it out, until later that night when Max rescues her from the world’s worst date, challenges her to a game of pool, and shows her just exactly what she’s got him thinking about. Repeatedly.

But life is complicated. Rosie’s cat, Julia Caesar, wants to eat Max’s dog Cupcake for an afternoon snack. A dream job threatens to pull them apart. And another glance through the skylight changes everything, one more time. Yet try as they might, they can’t go back to being just friends, because falling in love with the one you’ve always adored?

It feels so good.

 

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Nicola Rendell writes dirty, funny, erotic romance. She likes a stiff drink and a well-frosted cake. She is at an unnamed Ivy and prefers to remain mostly anonymous for professional reasons. She has a PhD in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from schools that shall not be named here. She loves to cook, sew, and play the piano. She realizes that her hobbies might make her sound like an old lady and she’s totally okay with that. She lives with her husband and her dogs. She is from Taos, New Mexico.

 

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Moments of Clarity by JB Heller Virtual Tour + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway

With the events of one night, the clarity with which I once saw my life vanished. 

MOMENTS OF CLARITY

Moments series #2

JB Heller

Releasing June 22, 2017

 

 

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Blessed.

That was me.

In every way that mattered anyway. I had a close, loving relationship with my parents, my older brother was my hero, and with graduation right around the corner, I was on the verge of turning my love of photography into a career.

Then there was Carter, surprisingly he turned out to be the yin to my yang. Where I was alternative, slightly nerdy and a whole lot awkward, Carter was smooth, popular and confidant. Yet somehow, we fit. Or so I thought.

With the events of one night, the clarity with which I once saw my life vanished. Leaving me completely unprepared for the reality I would now have to face and the choices that accompanied it.

 

 

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Okay, it’s pro’s and con’s time. Pro’s- He is so hot it’s hard to concentrate when he’s naked. That could also be considered a con though? I mean, I’d probably agree to commit a double homicide with him if he asked me while he was naked.

He’s an amazing kisser. But again, that one could go either way. I mean that could mean he’s either had a lot of practice to get that good or he could just be a natural. My monies on it being a combination of both.

He’s honest. Well, at least I think he is. He hasn’t given me reason to doubt anything he’s said to me so far.

I let out a deep sigh and drop my head back against my headrest. This is stupid and it’s not helping me figure out what I should do. My heart and hormones are telling to go for it, roll with it, enjoy it, enjoy him. But my head is sure he’s more than I can handle.

 

 

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4-and-a-half-stars

I loved this book and the characters! I love when a book surprises me, and this one definitely surprised me. I was expecting one thing, and I got something much, much better! It was a book filled with love, forgiveness, and acceptance!

Chance is quirky, and she definitely owns it! I loved her! Heller made her personality completely jump off the pages. Carter is completely opposite of her. He’s the popular football player who can have any woman he wants. However, there was so much more to him. Underneath that sexy, aggressive demeanor was a guy with a heart of gold that many didn’t get to see.

Chance and Carter are complete opposites, even down to their families. He is the king of seduction, and she is the queen of awkwardness and quirkiness. He likes sex. He doesn’t call, text, and definitely doesn’t do relationships. Chance doesn’t operate that way. He comes from a family who doesn’t care, and she comes from a family that adores her! Together they work! He knows there is something special about her, and he wants to be in a relationship with her, and she wants one with him. Yet, they aren’t sure how to do it!

The chemistry between the two are intense and sexy! As they really start to fall for one another, I fell for them too! However, they won’t have an easy road ahead of them. Carter has an intenseness and darkness inside. Even though it comes from a place of love and pain, Chance has a hard time accepting that part of him. Things don’t get easier when one night changes everything she thought she knew about her family. A secret comes to the surface that will rock her world. Will she be able to accept Carter for all the parts that make him the person he is?

This was a great book from start to finish. My favorite part…the epilogue. It really sums up what this book is about, acceptance and love! It made me love Carter even more! JB Heller is another new writer for me, and I can’t wait to read all of her other books!

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Don’t miss the first title in the Moments series, 

MOMENTS OF BEAUTY

 

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J B Heller is an Aussie Indie Author of Steamy Contemporary and Comedic Romance. She has three wildling children, two giant Great Danes, one permanently terrified cat, five birds of various species (One of whom thinks she’s helping by running across the keyboard repeatedly while JB tries to work. Lucky she’s tiny.), and a gazillion fish. Oh, and we can’t forget the man child she calls her husband.

After years of working in assorted fields including a Butchery, Remedial Therapist Receptionist, Hairdressing, and Checkout Chick Extraordinaire, she finally found her place amongst likeminded people in the writing community.

She published her first book in 2013 under the pen name Eliza Brown, and has since evolved into J B Heller with more than 10 titles to her name.

On her limited downtime you’ll find her reading, trolling Pinterest for her next muse or online stationery shopping (she has a mild addiction to stationery and she refuses to seek help.).

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Country Nights by Winter Renshaw Release Day!

 

 

 

 

 

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Sixty country days and sixty country nights—that’s all I wanted.

I needed to get away from the city, away from the hot mess that had become my life.

When I stumbled upon my childhood home on RentBnB.com, I took it as a sign, cleaned out my life savings, and hightailed it to the only place that ever meant something to me, a place I hadn’t seen since a lifetime ago.

Only when I arrived to the familiar South Dakotan farmhouse, I was met by a brooding, we-don’t-take-kindly-to-strangers cowboy by the name of River McCray, who insisted this was his house and most definitely not a rental property.

I’d been internet scammed.

And that cocky, smart-mouthed stranger had the nerve to make me a humiliating offer: I could stay in his house for the next two months rent-free, but I had to work for him.

He’d be my boss. And my roommate.

With no money and nowhere else to go, I agreed. But nothing could have prepared me for the tension, the attraction, and the bombshell revelation that changed … everything.

 

 



 

Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author Winter Renshaw is a bona fide daydream believer. She lives somewhere in the middle of the USA and can rarely be seen without her trusty Mead notebook and ultra portable laptop. When she’s not writing, she’s living the American dream with her husband, three kids, and the laziest puggle this side of the Mississippi.

 

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Alpha Male (A Real Man) by Jenika Snow Release Blitz

 

 

 

 



Layla

For the last two years Lachlan has been my personal bodyguard. Although I don’t feel in danger and don’t need someone constantly watching me, because it’s Lachlan, I can’t help but feel safe.
I love him.
He is big and strong, with training that makes him deadly. Anyone who is stupid enough to cross him learns that swiftly.
But I’m too afraid to tell him how much I want him. I’m too afraid to tell him that I crave him.

Lachlan

I was hired to be her bodyguard, to make sure she was safe because her father is a senator. But even if her father hadn’t hired me, I wouldn’t have been able to leave her alone.
I love her, want her as mine, and I need to show Layla that she was meant for me.
I need to show her that if anyone looks at her, speaks to her, or thinks they have a right to touch her, I’ll lay them out and not think twice.
She is my world, and no one but me will have her.
I’m done waiting. It’s time I make Layla mine.

Warning: Have a neck brace on hand because this story will give you whiplash. It’s short and to the point, but that’s how we like them. It’s not lacking in the heat department, has an over-the-top alpha hero, and a sweet virgin heroine. No worries, though; you get a safe read with a Happily Ever After and some baby making in the process.

 

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I watched Layla. Always. But it wasn’t just because that was my job. It was because I wanted her, fucking badly. I wanted her to be mine, to never know the touch of another man, to look into my eyes and know I’d take care of her.
“Lachlan, location check-in.” Rocco’s voice came through in my earpiece.
“South building of Pearson Hall. Layla should be heading back to the estate within the next ten minutes. I’ll check in once en route.”
“Copy that.”
I leaned against a tree and watched as Layla spoke to some little asshole that I knew was in her economics class. The possessive side of me wanted to come out and stake its claim right then and there. Hell, I didn’t want anyone looking at her, let alone speaking with her.
I clenched my jaw as I watched him reach out and brush a strand of her hair from her shoulder. I wanted to go over there and beat the little fucker to the ground, but I had self-control, was trained to only make a move if absolutely necessary.
Me going over there and being a caveman, throwing her over my shoulder and stalking away to make my claim, was a bad fucking idea.
But even that small touch the asshole gives her pissed me the fuck off.
She was my job, or at least that’s what I tried to tell myself to make it easier to be around her. But being her bodyguard for the last two years made that an impossible task.
Her father, Jonathan Lancaster, was a senator. Even before that, his connections and social standings had made the wealthy tycoon take extra precautions to protect his family, which resulted in him hiring bodyguards twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
I’d been Layla Lancaster’s—Jonathan’s daughter—personal bodyguard for the last two years, before her father took office. I’d already deemed her as mine, even if I hadn’t been a man and told her.
She’d been eighteen at the time I was assigned to her, freshly graduated from high school and starting her first year of college. And from the moment I saw her, she was all I wanted.
From the moment I saw her, I knew she would be mine.
And I’d made sure during that whole time that she was always my priority, my permanent station. The very thought of somebody else protecting her, didn’t sit well with me. I wanted to be the one that looked after her.
She ended up walking away from the douche and heading to her car. Layla was stubborn, but I fucking loved that about her. She was independent, which drove her father insane. That included her refusing to have a driver, which was what Jonathan Lancaster wanted. Instead she drove herself wherever she felt like going.
She could be a force to be reckoned with, and it made me want her more.
But the one thing her father would not budge on was her having a bodyguard.
And I was always here, because fuck all to hell if anything happened to her on my watch.

 

 

Jenika Snow is a USA Today Bestselling Author that lives in the northwest with her husband and their two daughters. Before she started writing full-time she worked as a nurse.

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Beware the Ranger (In the Long Arms of the Lawman #1) by Debra Holt

Will they be able to lay the past to rest and rekindle their love from the ashes?

 

BEWARE THE RANGER

In the Long Arms of the Lawman #1

Debra Holt

Releasing June 28, 2017

Tule Publishing

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Twelve years ago, Kaitlyn Russell had a dream: living happily ever after with Clay Morgan. Except her grandmother had bigger plans for her beloved granddaughter and they didn’t include life in the small town of McKenna Springs as the wife of a young, poor deputy. Kaitlyn’s heart was broken when Clay and her grandmother convinced her to pursue her second love, Broadway stardom.

Texas Ranger Clay Morgan is a widower with a young son to raise. A dozen years before, he had to make the most difficult decision of his life when he agreed to let go of the only woman he’d ever loved so that she could pursue her dreams.

Now, fate and an old woman’s guilty conscience conspire to bring Clay and Kaitlyn back together once more. Will they be able to lay the past to rest and rekindle their love from the ashes?

 

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Born and raised in the Lone Star state of Texas, Debra Holt grew up among horses, cowboys, wide open spaces, and real Texas Rangers. Pride in her state and ancestry knows no bounds and it is these heroes and heroines she loves to write about the most. She also draws upon a variety of life experiences including working with abused children, caring for baby animals at a major zoo, and planning high-end weddings (ah, romance!). 

Debra’s real pride and joys, however, are her son, an aspiring film actor, and a daughter with aspirations to join the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (more story ideas!) When she isn’t busy writing about tall Texans and feisty heroines, she can be found cheering on her Texas Tech Red Raiders, or heading off on another cruise adventure. She read her first romance…Janet Dailey’s Fiesta San Antonio, over thirty years ago and became hooked on the genre. Writing contemporary western romances, is both her passion and dream come true, and she hopes her books will bring smiles…and sighs… to all who believe in happily-ever-after’s. 

Debra invites you to visit her website. She loves to hear from other aspiring authors or readers via her email.

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