Pre Order: What I Wasn’t Looking For – Olivia Hardin

I_m just a guy here for a short break on his way home from business. A guy who was lucky to get invited to this shindig so he could dance with you. That_s all (2)

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Ever heard that if you really want something, stop looking, and it will find you?

thickpaperbackfront_604x964 (2)Austin: For as long as I can remember, my dad has wanted to find his biological father. I’ve been searching for three long years, but now I’ve reached the end of the line. It’s time to call it quits, admit defeat and go home . . . and then I met her.

Mary: Times have been hard at Simoneaux Bayou since the hurricane came in and swallowed things up. But the community’s beginning to rebuild, and I’ve started to think maybe we’ll find a little bit of normal again soon. Tourists are coming back to Louisiana. Things have been so busy, I can barely stop to catch my breath . . . and then I met him.

The spark of our chance encounter ignites a passion that might burn into the kind of love neither of us knew we were looking for…

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From the corner of my eye, I saw Mary pass us and move towards her chair. Her cheeks were flushed from the dance she and the other ladies had just finished. There was a little glistening along her brow and she grabbed a napkin to wipe it away. The music segued from a fast, heavy beat into a slow romantic tune.

I stood immediately and headed in her direction, even though Pas Bon was talking to me again. I captured her green eyes in an intense gaze as I approached, then put out my hand to her. She took it, sliding her fingers against my palm, then clutching me as I pulled her to her feet.

She fit in my arms perfectly and I wrapped one arm around her waist to hug her as close as possible. She tightened her fingers around my hand as we began to sashay to the music then leaned fully into me and placed her chin on my shoulder. I’d never had a woman dance with me quite like this before. She seemed to give everything over to my direction, moving effortlessly as one with me. I swallowed, then took a deep breath that let me inhale the sweet, honey scent of her hair.

“Do you all do this often?” I asked, my voice a little gravelly.

Her head rubbed up against mine as she nodded, “Usually on Sunday nights actually. Most of the tourists from the week before are gone so…”

I snorted a little chuckle, “I’m crashing the party, then.”

I felt the vibration of her own laughter, “Well, you’re different.”

Pausing my steps, I shifted so that my mouth was just beside her ear, “Why am I different?”

I was sure the tremor I felt that time was from a shiver running down her spine. Her fingers dug into me and as close as we’d been, she managed to inch even snugger in my arms, “You tell me, Austin. Why are you different?”

“I’m not. I’m just a guy here for a short break on his way home from business. A guy who was lucky enough to get invited to this shindig so he could dance with you. That’s all.”

She leaned back so she could wink at me, “You are lucky, aren’t you?”


About the Author

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When Olivia Hardin began having strange movie-like dreams in her teens, she had no choice but to begin putting them to paper. Before long the writing bug had her and she knew she wanted to be a published author. Several rejections plus a little bit of life later, and she was temporarily “cured” of the urge to write. That is until she met a group of talented and fabulous writers who gave her the direction and encouragement she needed to get lost in the words again.

Olivia’s attended three different universities over the years and toyed with majors in Computer Technology, English, History, and Geology. Then one day she heard the term road scholar and she knew that was what she wanted to be. Now she “studies” anything and everything just for the joy of learning. She’s also an insatiable crafter who only completes about 1 out of 5 projects, a jogger who hates to run, and she’s sometimes accused of being artistic.

A native Texas girl, Olivia lives in the beautiful Lone Star state with her husband, Danny and their puppy, Bonnie.

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Cover Reveal: Her Warrior Dragon – Ariel Marie


 

Trauma nurse Faye Adams thought she’d seen it all… until a mysterious shifter is rolled into her unit, body broken and half dead. After she’s done picking her jaw up off the floor Faye immediately gets to work saving this shifter’s life. When he awakens, Faye finds there is an instant attraction between them… and it is undeniable. 

Vander Kelmeyer was battling his mortal enemy before he crash-landed under Faye’s care. From the moment their eyes meet he knows that she is his mate. After his wounds have healed Vander tracks Faye down and pursues her, his dragon desperately seeking her soft touch. 

Yet Vander’s enemies are searching for a weakness, and he’s just given them one. Faye and Vander’s romance ignites into a fire, one that quickly becomes deadly. Dragon shifters are legendary, considered a myth, yet here is one demanding that Faye become his. Despite the danger Faye cannot resist his smoldering stare… or the heat of his passion.

Will Faye survive being a mate to a dragon shifter? Or will their happily-ever-after go up in smoke? 

Her Warrior Dragon is a steamy, action-packed love story that will leave readers fanning themselves with desire and holding their breath in suspense. This HOT paranormal romance featuring sexy dragon shifters, a strong, smart heroine, and thrilling villains is an exciting fantasy romp by author Ariel Marie.

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 About Ariel Marie

Ariel Marie is an author who loves the paranormal, action and hot steamy romance. She combines all three in each and every one of her stories. For as long as she can remember, she has loved vampires, shifters and every creature you can think of. This even rolls over into her favorite movies! She loves a good action packed thriller! Throw a touch of the supernatural world in it and she’s hooked!

She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where she currently resides with her husband and three beautiful children. Want to know more about her and her books?

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Cover Reveal: The Tartan Billionaire – Em Taylor

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Expected release date: 10th August 2017

The first time I met Calum Stewart, I barrelled into him in a coffee shop. I nearly scalded the poor bloke before he yelled at me and I ran out the shop. 


We met a few hours later at a consumer panel. It was his app that I had been testing. His app I’d been slagging off in the queue in front of him at the coffee shop. 

He knew I had no money and now he had a proposition for me. 

Yeah right. I thought that too. Seems we’re both wrong about the hunky billionaire.
Soon I was part of his life and sooner still it was all turning to dust. 

Can a billionaire really do happily ever after?
Author Info

Em Taylor lives in a small cottage in a small village in Scotland near to a small castle. You’d think she was visited daily by handsome men in kilts but sadly it’s only spiders that seem to invade her home. When she’s not writing about sexy dukes, vampires, billionaires and cowboys, she’s knitting, going to sci fi conventions, arguing about politics on the internet and generally getting up to mischief. As a child she dreamed of owning her own island just like George in the Famous Five. She’s not given up that dream. She’s just hoping Henry Cavill will buy the island as a wedding present for her. 

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The Indigo Rebels – Ellie Midwood

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In 1940 the German army marched into Paris. Three siblings, three completely different people, Giselle, Kamille and Marcel, suddenly find themselves face to face with the occupation, and it will change their lives forever…

It took me a little while to get into The Indigo Rebels but once I did, it became a real page turner. The historical setting and premise of the plot is very interesting and well researched (not that I’m a WWII expert), but the story is ultimately driven by Ellie Midwood’s characterisation. Her characters are well rounded individuals, with their own strengths and weakness, offering contrasting views and experiences of the occupation. This combination ultimately makes for a really enjoyable read.

I’ll be adding Ellie Midwood’s name to the list of authors I’ll definitely return to.

Recommend.

Only Skin Deep – N.L. Greene


Both Mateo and Elizabeth have endured so much and when their paths cross during a chance encounter they feel an instant connection. But when the past returns to haunt them, will love be enough to save them? 

Only Skin Deep tackles a lot of complex themes that are all tangled up in a sweet romance come thriller/mystery which makes for a pretty interesting combination that I think a lot of readers will like. N.L. Greene’s characterisation is strong, I only wish there was a little more development in Mateo and Elizabeth’s relationship. The story moved a little too quickly for me. I wanted more of that build towards the HEA. But I will say, the story’s pace does keep you hooked! 

Easy 3 stars with that little something something extra. 

Down In Flames – Samantha Conley

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Kristen Daniels didn’t plan on falling in love and getting engaged to Brett Ingles the lead singer of the Silver Tongued Devils, but she did. However, one night changes everything and in the aftermath she begins to see Derek Calloway, Brett’s best friend and fellow band mate, in a whole new light. 
Down In Flames and the Silver Tongued Devils reminded me a lot of Kylie Scott’s Stage Dive series just with an added thriller like twist, which made for a pretty (I mean who doesn’t like a boy in a band?!) enjoyable read. Although fair warning, for those of you who don’t like love triangles, walk away now! Its pretty central to the plot. I’m talking to you Hannah! Other than that there’s romance, a bit of intrigue and I’ll say it again, boys in bands!
So I’d say if you’re a fan of Kylie Scott and have been trying to fill the Stage Dive hole in your life, give Samantha Conley and the Silver Tongued Devils (such a great band name) a chance. I don’t think they’ll disappoint!

Asking For It – Louise O’Neill

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“they are all innocent until proven guilty. But not me. I was a liar until proven honest”

Asking For It is a hard look at our society and the way it treat victims of sexual violence through the story of Emma O’Donovan.

What is extremely interesting about Asking For It is Louise O’Neill’s characterisation. Emma is not a nice person, but she did not deserve what happened to her.

In framing her story in this way, I believe O’Neill purposefully sets up the reader, forcing us to question our own complicity in victim-blaming as the dynamic of the story quickly shifts from teenage drama to a reflection on the reality of rape culture. Did you judge Emma for her decisions that night or her previous behaviour? Does it matter how much she drank or what she was wearing?

Was she asking for it?

This makes for a difficult, and at times uncomfortable but above all, a necessary read.

This is an important book, a book that gives voice to so many subjects that are too often ignored. As Louise O’Neill herself writes:

“We need to talk about rape. We need to talk about consent. We need to talk about victim-blaming and slut-shaming and the double standards we place upon on young men and women.

We need to talk and talk and talk until the Emmas of this world feel supported and understood. Until they feel they are believed.”

This is a must read.

Blog Tour: The Final Victory – M. Eror

Blurb:

My name is Kristina.

My past is violent and dark, complex and complicated. I wasn’t living, I was struggling to survive. And years passed before I finally mustered the courage to say out loud. “I am a victim.”

I found salvation from the violence on a family farm. And my chaotic life finally steered toward normality.

I didn’t look for love, but it found me nonetheless. One look at Viktor – a beautiful man with a magical voice – was enough to sway my world.

And beside him, I finally started to live…

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