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Murder at Archly Manor (High Society Lady Detective Series #1) by Sara Rosett Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway {(1) Spectacular Prize Package including Signed print copy of Murder at Archly Manor Custom bookmarks for Murder at Archly Manor signed by Sara Rosett Roaring 20’s Paper Dolls from Cottage Park Vintage at www.etsy.com/shop/cottageparkvintage And More (U.S. Only)}

22 Oct

Murder at Archly Manor (High Society Lady Detective Series)
by Sara Rosett

About the Book



Murder at Archly Manor (High Society Lady Detective Series)

Historical Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Self Published (October 15, 2018)
Paperback: 252 pages
ISBN-10: 0998843164
ISBN-13: 978-0998843162
Digital ASIN: B07H2P8J3H

A high-society murder. A spirited lady detective. Can she out-class the killer before an innocent person takes the fall?

London, 1923. Olive Belgrave needs a job. Despite her aristocratic upbringing, she’s penniless. Determined to support herself, she jumps at an unconventional job—looking into the background of her cousin’s fiancé, Alfred. He burst into the upper crust world of London’s high society, but his answers to questions about his past are decidedly vague.

Before Olive can gather more than the basics, a murder occurs at a posh party. Suddenly, every Bright Young Person in attendance is a suspect, and Olive must race to find the culprit because a sly murderer is determined to make sure Olive’s first case is her last.

Murder at Archly Manor is the first in the High Society Lady Detective series of charming historical cozy mysteries. If you like witty banter, glamorous settings, and delightful plot twists, you’ll love USA Today bestselling author Sara Rosett’s series for Anglophiles and mystery lovers alike. Travel back to the Golden Age of detective fiction with Murder at Archly Manor.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Great beginning to what promises to be a fantastic historical mystery series!!!!

Rosett had me intrigued with her first few lines of the book. I knew I was going to enjoy the story and the main character, Olive. I was right!!!! It far exceeded all my expectations.

Olive has left her aristocratic home to find work in London as a writer for a newspaper. Home isn’t home with her father’s new wife. However, the job prospects for a woman aren’t all that great. When her aunt asks her to look into the background of her daughter, Violet’s beau, Alfred, she agrees. She has no clue she will become involved in a murder investigation. She has no choice when Violet is suspected of murdering Alfred. This is the beginning of a fantastic murder mystery full of twist and turns and insights into the upper class at that time period.

Olive was quite interesting. She was a woman ahead of her time, not wanting to rely on her family’s money, but she wanting to rely on herself. That wasn’t always easy for a woman in the 1920s. She was somewhat of an outsider who was trying desperately to find exactly where she did fit in. Rosett created such an intelligent, witty and very resourceful character in Olive. I can’t wait to see what other mysteries she solves in the future.

The book was extremely well-written and well-researched! Make sure to check out “The Story Behind the Story” at the end of the book. It will give you insight into how Rosett created this story and her characters. If you like historical mysteries with a strong, intelligent heroine, you won’t want to miss this one!!!!




About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Sara Rosett writes light-hearted escapes for readers who enjoy puzzling mysteries, interesting settings, and quirky characters.

She is the author of the Murder on Location series, the Ellie Avery series, the On the Run series, and the High Society Lady Detective series. Sara also teaches an online course, How to Outline A Cozy Mystery.

Publishers Weekly called Sara’s books, “satisfying,” “well-executed,” and “sparkling.” Sara loves to get new stamps in her passport and considers dark chocolate a daily requirement. Find out more at SaraRosett.com.

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Kiss Me Goodnight (Claire Goodnite Series Volume 4) by Jennifer Rebecca Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway (KISS ME GOODNIGHT Book Box)

19 Oct

Today we have the blog tour for Kiss Me Goodnight by Jennifer Rebecca! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today:

Title: Kiss Me Goodnight

Author: Jennifer Rebecca

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover by Alyssa Garcia at Uplifting Designs.

About Kiss Me Goodnight:

Detective Claire Goodnite is finally marrying her sexy SAIC, Wesley O’Connell in this suspenseful conclusion to the series.

The hall has been booked, the flowers have been ordered, and the invitations have been sent. Everything is finally falling into place for the happy couple, or so it seems.

That is until a hunter the likes of the old DC Sniper has his sights set on New Jersey Law Enforcement and suddenly the thin blue line has a big, old target painted on their backs. It’s open season on police officers and federal agents alike. She might be the best damn detective in the state of New Jersey but even this case has Claire running for her life.

Not to mention the loss of one of her inner circle seems to have shook something loose in her mind. Claire’s memories of that long ago day when she was taken from her home as a child are surfacing one after another. But will she remember before it’s too late?

It’s like they always say, every story has its ending.

Are you ready for this one?

It’s gonna sting.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

What a way to end the series…at least Claire’s story!!!!

Claire is FINALLY near her wedding day to Wesley.  As anyone who has read this series knows, Claire’s and Wesley’s road to happiness has been a hard one, full of obstacles. Their trip down the aisle will be no different.

Rebecca has done a fantastic job of developing this series, keeping it fresh and full of suspense. This book is no different. She actually steps the suspense up a bit with two plots occuring. Not many writers could pull that off, but Rebecca does!!! There is a sniper who is going after law enforcement, and it may be connected somehow to Claire. If that wasn’t enough stress, her nightmares are getting more vivid, and she seems to be remembering more of her kidnapping as a child. Could she finally be remembering who the monster was who did this to her?

With all the mystery and suspense, Rebecca never leaves out the emotions, whether it’s the steam between Claire and Wesley or the pain of her nightmares. There are lots of twists and turns throughout the book. But, my favorite part is the epilogue…it’s not any normal epilogue, as the chapter says, it’s “epic.”

This is a great series. I loved each and every book. Even though each book was a different case, the storyline of the main characters continued to develop. Soon, we will finally get Liam’s book!!!! Can’t wait for that one!!!!!




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About the Author:

Jennifer is a thirty something lover of words, all words: the written, the spoken, the sung (even poorly), the sweet, the funny, and even the four letter variety. She is a native of San Diego, California where she grew up reading the Brownings and Rebecca with her mother and Clifford and the Dog who Glowed in the Dark with her dad, much to her mother’s dismay.

 

Jennifer is a graduate of California State University San Marcos where she studied Criminology and Justice Studies. She is also an Alpha Xi Delta.

 

10 years ago, she was swept off her feet by her very own sailor. Today, they are happily married and the parents of a 8 year old and 6 year old twins. She can often be found in East Texas on the soccer fields, drawing with her children, or reading. Jennifer is convinced that if she puts her fitbit on one of the dogs, she might finally make her step goals. She loves a great romance, an alpha hero, and lots and lots of laughter.

 

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Christmas at the Little Duck Pond Cafe (Little Duck Pond Cafe, Book 3) Blog Tour with Review

14 Oct

Christmas at the Little Duck Pond Cafe

Christmas at The Little Duck Pond Cafe

by Rosie Green

 

Synopsis

Fen has always hated being the centre of attention.
She loves her new job, working behind the scenes at the Little Duck Pond Cafe and baking the scrumptious cakes that have helped its reputation soar. But frankly, she’d rather scrub the public toilet floor with a toothbrush than have to come out and talk to the customers.
She’s always been happy to stay in the background as long as she has a good supply of books to escape into. That’s her kind of romance – the fictional sort where she can read about other people taking a chance on love, but she doesn’t have to risk her own heart.
But that was before Ethan Fox arrived in the village and turned her world upside down. Ethan is a leading light in the local amateur dramatics theatre company and Fen knows he’s way out of her league. 
But when the popular village Christmas pantomime hits a crisis, Fen and Ethan find themselves thrown together. Can Fen overcome her shyness and find the courage to step on stage and save the day?



Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Rosie Green has created a wonderful series with great characters I have come to absolutely love! I have LOVED all of the books, but this one is by far my favorite so far!!!

This one Fen’s story, and boy does she have a story to tell. I have always loved Fen, and I can relate to her. I have always been much quieter than my friends, so I can understand Fen’s struggle with fitting in. It takes a great deal to step out of your comfort zone, and I was so happy that she had reached a point to speak up for herself and try new things. She was incredibly talented and intelligent. I wanted her to take the opportunities that were in front of her. I was so glad she had someone like Rob in her corner that was so supportive of her and urged her to take a chance on things. She does find herself attracted to two very different men, Ethan and Rob. She has always had a crush on Ethan, and he is finally noticing her. Rob has been steadfast in his support of her, but she isn’t sure if he sees her as anything more than a friend. She will have to look deeper into each man to discover the one she belongs with.

Even though this is Fen’s story, I was excited to see the characters I have come to love from the earlier novels. Jaz and Ellie are going through some of their own issues with their boyfriends. We do get some insight into that, but it never takes away from Fen’s story. I got a deeper look into her complicated relationship with her mother. This is an important part of the book as her mother has played a big part in the adult she has become.

This is really one of my favorite series. I love the setting, and I always feel like I’m a part of the story myself. The characters are different from one another, and I really like quirky characters. One thing is a bit different in this book. There is a question in this book that isn’t quite answered, and I see that the next book in the series is about Fen as well. Don’t fear…no cliffhanger! However, I am intrigued how Fen will react when she discovers the answer to her unanswered question!



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Author Bio

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Rosie Green has been scribbling stories ever since she was little. Back then they were rip-roaring adventure tales with a young heroine in perilous danger of falling off a cliff or being tied up by ‘the baddies’. Thankfully, Rosie has moved on somewhat, and now much prefers to write romantic comedies that melt your heart and make you smile, with really not much perilous danger involved at all, unless you count the heroine losing her heart in love.

​Rosie’s brand new series of novellas is centred on life in a village café. The first two stories in the series are: Spring at The Little Duck Pond Cafe and Summer at The Little Duck Pond Café.


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When You Became Mine by A.S. Teague Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway

12 Oct

Today we have the blog tour for A.S. Teague’s WHEN YOU CAME MINE! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!!

Title: WHEN YOU BECAME MINE

Author: A.S. Teague

Genre: Contemporary

About When You Became Mine:

I was twelve years old when I fell in love with Piper Kelley. Even at the age of eight, she was everything I wasn’t: brave, bold, and beautiful.

The night of my college graduation party, I finally made my move, but Piper only had eyes for one man—my younger brother.

With a battered heart, I left for Vegas, determined to put her behind me. But eight years later, fate proved once again that it had never cared about my plans.

Now, I’m back home, and determined not to fall into the same trap I spent the majority of my adolescence trying to escape.

But when Piper finds herself at the risk of losing her medical license, I realize just how far I’m willing to go to protect her.

I was twelve when Piper Kelley became mine.

It’s time I let her know.



Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Anyone who knows me knows I love a good enemies/friends to lovers book, and this one has to be one of my favorites!!!

Piper and her twin brother, Jack, grew up with Lawson, Hampton, and Georgia. As a little girl, Piper gave her heart to Hampton. He was her hero, always taking care of her and protecting her, at least that is what she thought! Lawson was  Hampton’s older brother. In reality, he was the protector, only wanting happiness for Piper. However, she always saw him as judgmental, never realizing how deep his feelings were for her. After college,, he leaves, hoping never to return and have to face his feelings for Piper. Fast forward years later, and fate brings him back home and right back into Piper’s orbit and closer to her than he ever imagined.  Oh wow, what a story these two have to share with us. It’s a tale full of love, emotion, drama, and a subplot involving some suspense. What you get is a great book, one that is hard to put down.

Lawson and Piper are very well-developed and complex characters. There was a whole other level to Lawson I didn’t know about. I discovered some of those at the same time Piper did. It’s funny how you think you know someone, but you have no clue. Once Piper’s eyes are opened to Lawson, she begins realizing what a treasure she had in front of her the whole time. I really enjoyed seeing these two discover each other in a completely different light.

The book does have some lighter moments, especially the banter between Piper and Lawson. The addition of Hampton and Georgia just made it funnier. While there were parts I really laughed at, there were also some really sad moments dealing with loss and how to move forward, especially when you harbor guilt.

I have to commend Teague for the addition of the subplot involving some suspense. In some books, that may be seen as an afterthought and not connected to the book as a whole. That was not the case in this book. It factored into the plot as a whole and added another level to the book.

When You Became Mine was a book that had it all….love, romance, spice, laughter, and most importantly, second chances. It made me stop, think, and really appreciate those I love! If you are looking for a book to capture both your heart and your mind, you can’t go wrong with this one!



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A.S. Teague enjoys the warmth of South Carolina with her husband and two daughters. The stereotypes about peach cobbler and sweet tea are not overstated. After years in the medical field, she is now enjoying every minute of being a stay-at-home mom. She loves wine, the beach, wine on the beach, and crying at Disney movies. When she doesn’t have a book in her hand, she can be found pestering her husband with pictures of animals she wants to rescue, as well as debating whether to exercise or take a nap.

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New Review: Misadventures With A Manny (Misadventures Book 14) (Misadventures Series) by Toni Aleo

11 Oct

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**MISADVENTURES ARE STANDALONE ROMANCES THAT CAN BE READ IN ANY ORDER***

Vera Woods is at her wit’s end.
Her husband has run off with the nanny, leaving Vera with a broken heart, three very angry sons, and even less time to juggle the demands of family and her career. After her boys scare away a sixth replacement nanny, Vera is out of time off from work and desperately out of options. Still nursing an aching heart, she turns to an unlikely source for help―a manny.
Lincoln Scott is no stranger to family chaos. But rather than grow jaded, he has thrown his natural talents into building his own business―providing live-in childcare for families as a manny. The money is great and the perks are a blast, but when his family of six years moves to Germany and their plans to bring him along fall through, Lincoln is suddenly unemployed and aware of how much of himself he’s given to other people’s families.
Brought together by circumstances, Lincoln and Vera’s mutually beneficial business arrangement becomes complicated by the undeniable chemistry they share. Vera needs a manny and Lincoln needs a job, but they both may have found the very thing neither one had realized they needed―a whole lot more.

**** Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. They’re the perfect bedside read, a ‘quick blush’ for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.



 

Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Toni Aleo will tickle your funny bone and tug at your heartstrings with this one!!!!

 

Vera has had her entire life upended. Her husband, the man she has loved since she was a young girl, has run off with the nanny. Now, she is a single mom with three boys, one who is an angry teenager. She has to hold down a job and find someone to watch her boys. She is at her wit’s end as she has gone threw six nannies when her sister has the perfect solution, hire her husband’s best friend, Lincoln.

 

Lincoln has made the occupation of being a manny an art. He has been with a family for six years when they move to Germany, leaving him unemployed. He isn’t sure what he is going to do…until the job with Vera’s family drops in his lap. It should be easy, but he wasn’t counting on lusting after his new boss.

 

There is definite chemistry between Vera and Lincoln. However, each of them knows what a huge mistake crossing the line would be, but I couldn’t help hoping they would. I could see how great they would be together. Vera has been underappreciated for a very long time, and she shouldn’t have been. She took control of her life and made something of it. Granted, she might have temporarily lost sight of what was important, but I could see living with her ex would cause her to need to throw her energy into something. Lincoln does such a great job of making Vera feel like she is worth something, a lot actually. This was one of those couples I couldn’t help but want to see get their HEA.

 

I have long been a fan of Aleo. She always has a way of pulling me into her world no matter what she writes, and this one was no different. If you are looking for a romance with the perfect combination of spice and sweetness, I highly recommend this one!



About the Author:

My name is Toni Aleo and I’m a total dork.
I am a wife, mother of two and a bulldog, and also a hopeless romantic.
I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!
When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughter’s dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, scrapbooking, and reading the latest romance novel.
I have a slight Disney and Harry Potter obsession, I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, I might have been a Disney Princess in a past life… probably Belle.
… and did I mention I love hockey?

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All My Life by Prescott Lane Blog Tour with Review & Excerpt

11 Oct

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All My Life by Prescott Lane
Release Date: October 10, 2018

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All My Life, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by Prescott Lane.

The beginning of any love story starts with the meet.

I’ve known Garrett Hollis since before I can remember, and I’ve loved him just as long. I loved him while he loved someone else. I loved him when he had a baby with her. I loved him when she left him.

The greatest of love stories is that between a dad and his daughter. I should know. I’ve had a front row seat. First steps, first words, all the big moments.

Garrett was just a teenager when Mia was born. I’ve watched him braid his daughter’s hair, hold her hand crossing the street, seen her asleep on his chest. I’m the best friend, the one they can count on for everything from dance lessons to motherly advice, anything they need. I’m their go-to girl.

The best part of any love story is the happily ever after.

But what if the happily ever after doesn’t include you?

All my life, that’s how long I’ve loved him.

Of course, he’s clueless.

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Danielle’s Review

5 STARS

Another hit from Prescott Lane!! 
Devlyn has been in love with Garrett since she was a kid. She has been his best friend forever and has been by his side through everything, including when he had a baby with someone else. Devlyn stood by him and was the “motherly” figure his daughter needed when he had to raise that baby on his own. She is aware that her position in the friend-zone isn’t likely to change but she loves Garrett and his daughter, Mia, wholeheartedly.
Garrett became a single father at 17 and has totally devoted himself to his daugther, Mia. Concerned that her dad will be lonely, Mia makes her graduation speech about finding someone for her dad. When the speech goes viral, Garrett finds himself with all kinds of women suitors to choose from. As he opens up to possibilities, he’s stunned by his sudden attraction to his best friend, Devlyn. But when their first kiss is off the charts hot, there’s no way these two can go back to just being friends.
Will Devlyn finally get her HEA that she has envisioned all her life? Read this friends to lovers story to find out!
I loved Garrett and Devlyn!! This story is so much more than just a friends to lovers romance. Garrett’s relationship with his daughter is so sweet and heartwarming. I loved that this book was set in a small town and most of the characters are so likable that it made me wish I were living there with them. Ms. Lane never fails to make me fall in love with her stories and be sad when they are over. I highly recommend this beautiful story and every other book by Prescott Lane.


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Excerpt:

As far as dates go, this one has been good. I like her. She’s attractive, funny, smart, seems to have her head on straight. All the boxes are checked. This should be the point where I kiss her, ask her out again. I should be devising ways to get in this woman’s panties, but instead I’m thinking more about yanking down the tutu of one very sexy Biscuit Girl. I should be thinking about how to get this woman to fall for me, but it’s me that’s fallen. I should have one thing on my mind, and I do — Devlyn.

There’s just one big ass problem. She’s my friend. I can’t go there. There are so many reasons why I can’t go there. The town would have a field day. We’d have no privacy. Everyone would have an opinion. If we broke up, where would I get a decent cup of coffee? How would Mia react to this? Then there’s Scott, who’s actually the least of my concerns. Devlyn seemed pretty sure it was over, and if it’s not, I plan on convincing her.

I don’t want to lose Devlyn.

Staying friends guarantees her in my life. Dating her doesn’t.

Love doesn’t come with a guarantee.

Love is a risk. I used to be a risk taker, but teenage fatherhood buried that part of me. Stability became the name of the game. It had to. I look towards her diner, wondering if she’s back.

About Prescott Lane:

Prescott Lane is the Amazon best-selling author of Stripped Raw. She’s got seven other books under her belt including: First Position, Perfectly Broken, Quiet Angel, Wrapped in Lace, Layers of Her, The Reason for Me, and The Sex Bucket List. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and holds a degree in sociology and a MSW from Tulane University. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren’t enough happily ever afters in real life.

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#1 Muse (#1 Series) by T. Gephart Blog Tour with Review & Excerpt

10 Oct

Today we are celebrating the release of #1 MUSE by T. Gephart! This is a contemporary romance, standalone title that you won’t want to miss!

This novel is part of T. Gephart’s #1 Series.



Christie’s Review

5 STARS

I know when I get my hands on a T. Gephart novel, I’m in for a treat, and this one was no exception. It was a well-formed storyline with great characters!!!

I just have to say Gephart has created some of the most memorable characters I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. I fell in love with Claire and Nick right from the start. What was so different for me is I was in love with Nick because of Claire, and I loved him more as I got to know him better. Claire was someone I could easily be friends with. She is sweet, funny, and very intelligent. She is loyal and loves those she cares about with a passion.

Nick was very easy to relate to even if he is drop dead gorgeous and a successful actor. He was so incredibly supportive of Claire’s dreams. Who wouldn’t fall in love with someone like him? I also loved the fact that we all got to see the man Nick was, not the celebrity, right along with Claire. Gephart also gave her readers a great cast of secondary characters that made the story even better!!!

As I wrote earlier, the storyline was fantastic! I loved the concept of Nick being Claire’s muse. The way she finally met him and got to know him was quite original. Sometimes in the romantic comedy genre, a lot of books meld together somewhat, and I have a hard time remembering the storyline. Not with T. Gephart, she has created an entire series I will never forget by going outside of the box creating original storylines and characters!!!!



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#1 MUSE by T. Gephart (#1 Series, #5)

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Landing a writing gig in Hollywood was just as difficult as becoming an actor, and something Claire Becker had learned the hard way.

Sure, she didn’t have to conform to ridiculous beauty standards and give up her love for raw cookie dough, but the sting of rejection burned all the same. The only things that kept her sane were her two amazing roommates and her guilty pleasure—writing fan-fiction.

Getting lost in her own world, she’d forget that she had yet to land her dream job, and instead spent time with her dream man—Nick Larsson. Well, at least in the literary sense. Too bad he wasn’t aware or an active participant—her fictional love life, outstanding.

Tall, good-looking and sexy beyond comprehension, Nick Larsson not only had a famous last name—and four equally smoldering brothers—but was talented beyond belief. A star on the rise with a critically acclaimed series, his body and face were what fantasy scripts—and dreams—were made of. Made for some pretty steamy writing opportunities too.

And yes, it was probably “wrong” for Claire to objectify him, but it wasn’t like anyone knew about it. Just her, and her two amazing, supportive roommates.

Or at least they were amazing and supportive, and bound to be missed after Claire killed them.

In a moment of unexplained insanity, one of them —or both, each as bad as the other—sent her latest installments to the man himself.

Cue panic of epic proportions.

All Claire needed to do was sneak into his apartment and retrieve the misappropriated story before Nick, or anyone else, read it and mistook her for a creepy stalker. Although, breaking and entering probably wouldn’t convince anyone to the contrary either.

Claire was going to get the best material of her life, or end up with a restraining order. Either way, the story was getting a hell of lot more interesting.

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Excerpt

The End.

Those words sent a shiver down my spine every time I wrote them. Usually they were preceded by FADE OUT, but every once in a while, those last two little words were just for me.

Writing fan fic was never going to win me an Academy Award. It wasn’t going to earn me the respect of my peers or give me the recognition I craved in the industry I loved. It didn’t even pay the bills. But when I opened up that blank document—without the limitations of a script—it was like hitting a reset button.

It was my dirty little secret.

My guilty pleasure.

Just for me.

Don’t get me wrong, I loved writing screenplays. I loved the feeling of molding an idea and playing God with all the characters. Controlling their destiny with the ultimate goal of seeing it play out on a screen, but that wasn’t as easy as it sounded. The pressure sometimes made it worse. Which was why my “private” writing felt soooooo good. Zero pressure, and I still got to play God.

And if I thought there was any chance I could parlay my pages of nonsense into anything remotely resembling a book, I’d have hit the publish button months ago. Lord knows I could use the money. But a novelist, I was not.

My characters weren’t mainstream enough, and my storylines often ridiculous—who cared, not like anyone else was going to read them. But more to the point, most, if not all of them, were literary daydreams that allowed me to fantasize about the hottest guy on earth.

Nick Larsson.

The man was so hot it was absurd. He was tall—six-foot-something delicious—with a body better suited to an athlete than an actor. Even his hair was hot; a rebellious mess of just-fucked-tresses that looked like a perfect mix of I-don’t-care and I’m-on-the-cover-of-GQ. And those eyes—luminous pools of warm wood brown that had the power to make you forget your first name.

I chuckled, feeling my skin heat at just the thought of him. He didn’t even seem to know how hot he was, striding through life like he hadn’t appropriated more than his share of sexiness from the rest of the male population.

I’d had the pleasure—and really, there was no better word—of meeting Nick when I was a writer’s assistant five years ago. He’d played a bartender on an episode of the series I was working on and never had “what can I get you to drink” ever sounded as good as it did coming out of his mouth.

Of course, I introduced myself, smiling slightly inappropriately while trying to think of a good way to ask him out. Suggesting a drink seemed cheesy, and I was attempting to think of something witty and clever to say when he was whisked off by the director. I was gutted by the loss of opportunity, scouring the call sheets to see if he was going to make a reappearance. And thankfully, I was given a second chance, Hot Barman bringing sexy back, two episodes later.

I’d spent the morning following one of those ridiculous YouTube makeup tutorials that used fifty different types of beauty products just to make you look fresh faced and natural. Quick, flawless routine—my ass. Tamed my long hair into a cute messy bun that had taken me almost an hour to perfect and thrown on a dress and heels that were bound to get a raised eyebrow when I waltzed into work.

There wasn’t a chance in hell I was walking away this time without at least a number, a date—the ultimate objective. Of course, that was before I found out the studio had cancelled the series overnight. So not only was I not going to see Nick reprise his sexy—despite not being integral to the script—role, I was also out of a job. Oh, and the phone number and date were probably not going to happen either.

Fast forward to the present day where I had moved from shitty writing gig to shitty writing gig—nothing noteworthy or monumental—treading water and needing to write copy ads to make ends meet while Nick Larsson’s career had exploded.

Heading up an all-star cast in their second season in an Emmy award-winning series, he was the next hot thing. I had yet to go a full twenty-four hours where I didn’t see his astoundingly handsome face staring at me—that billboard on West Hollywood made sure of that.

So even if our paths were to cross again—either through the intersection of mutual projects or at a social function around town—I was almost positive he wouldn’t know who I was, have any recollection of meeting me, and have almost zero interest in “hanging out.”

No, he was lost to the beautiful people, gripped by the clutches of fame and success, and nestled at the bosom of the “it” crowd. Conversely, I was the weirdo with my face pressed against the glass, staring at him and writing him into fictional scenarios like I was a medieval conquering queen requesting his talent at her majesty’s pleasure. I wasn’t much into historical, but putting the man in a sexy-ass coat of armor sounded hot as hell. My fantasies weren’t genre specific; paranormal, historical—I was an equal opportunity creator.

But there weren’t any vampires, kings, or warriors in tonight’s installment. Instead I had kept it close to reality, blurring the lines enough, so it seemed believable he’d end up with a girlfriend that happened to be me.



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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

 

T Gephart is a USA Today and International bestselling author from Melbourne, Australia.

With an approach to life that is somewhat unconventional, she prefers to fly by the seat of her pants rather than adhere to some rigid roadmap. Her lack of “plan” has resulted in a rather interesting and eclectic resume, which reads more like the fiction she writes than an actual employment history. She’d tell you all about it, but the statute of limitations hasn’t expired yet. But all those crazy twists and turns have led her to a career she loves—writing romantic comedy.

When she isn’t filling pages with sassy and sexy characters with attitude, she’s living her own reality show in the ‘burbs of Melbourne with her American husband, two teenage children, and her fur child—Woodley.

She loves adventure, to laugh, travel, and strives to live her life to the fullest.

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