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30 September 2014

❤blog tour❤ Highballs in the Hamptons (Girlfriends of Gotham #2) by Delancey Stewart @delanceystewart @swoonromance

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highballs in the hamptonsHighballs in the Hamptons (Girlfriends of Gotham #2)

by Delancey Stewart

Release Date: 09/2014

Swoon Romance

Natalie Pepper thinks she can just be friends with CJ, the man of her dreams. But after seeing him every day at work – and after he lays it all on the line – it becomes pretty clear that something’s gotta give. She’d admit to herself, and to him, that all she really wants is him…if she wasn’t so afraid of losing the best job she’s ever had (and the life it has made possible).


At least she’s got her friends to distract her. Lulu Rossi is an unorthodox and unpredictable spitfire of a girl who has a habit of saying whatever’s on her mind. And while that attribute entertains friends and intrigues her new boyfriend, Andrew, it might be the one thing that stops their relationship from moving forward. Lulu has unintentionally entered the world of Upper East Side royalty, as her ER doctor boyfriend turns out to be the pedigreed heir to an old money fortune – one that is watched over by his manipulative and exceedingly judgmental mother, Elizabeth “Tippy” Barton.


Natalie’s insane supervisor worsens the situation at work when her own man troubles result in a new “no fraternization” policy, and CJ finally gives up and begins to look for other opportunities. Natalie is forced to decide what is important to her for once and for all. Will it be CJ or her job?


Lulu must prove her worth to Andrew’s family – or make him see that the only person whose opinion really matters is his.

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❤Cover Reveal❤ In Dreams by Heather Mullins @AuthorHMullins

Coming: October 30, 2014


Working in the homicide division of the Detroit Police Department, has made Angelo Baldoni, a third generation officer, pretty much immune to the depths of depravity seen in his years on the force. When a young woman is brutally murdered, the case of Hope Cooper can change the course of his life.

Hope, an outgoing young woman with everything going for her, lost it all the night that she was faced with the vicious eyes of a murderer. Stuck in limbo, Hope is confused and scared, trying to right the wrong done to her. Able to visit people in their dreams, Hope latches onto Angelo in hopes he can catch her killer.

Angelo was raised with a strong belief in the afterlife and the dreams of Hope don’t go unnoticed. With the help of his partner, Bobby, he aims to catch the killer before he strikes again. However, a cold case causes Angelo's past to merge with Hope’s case.

Will he keep his feelings at bay to find the murderer? Or will it be too late?

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I hate this ankle biting Yorkie as much as I hate its owner. If I could, I’d get rid of this

client, but any business is good business right? I own a mobile pet grooming company, Squeaky

Clean, and so far it’s doing well. But today I’m thanking everything that’s holy that as soon as I

drop off Jeanie Costa’s Yorkshire terrier, I’m done for the day.



I usually enjoy walking the dogs down Hines Drive because it's one of the last truly

beautiful areas left in the Detroit area. After everything that’s happened, I’m always looking

over my shoulder because feel like I’m being watched. Hines Drive doesn’t calm me like it

usually does, and I find myself rushing the dog so we can get out of here. With the sound of

footsteps behind me, fear settles in my soul causing me to start pulling the dog along.



Oh my God, will you just pee already!” I scream at the dog when it stops for the

millionth time. Fear hits me full force and I’m about to just pick up the damn dog and run when

Gigi growls as a large, calloused hand grips my shoulder and spins me around. I swing my arms,

trying like hell to strike my attacker but hit nothing but air. As soon as I recognize him, anger

quickly replaces fear.


“Fuck! You scared me half to death!”



“I’m sorry, Hope. I didn’t mean to startle you,” he says, looking away.



“What are you doing in this area anyway? You don’t live around here.” The hair on the

back of my neck is standing up and a frisson of disquiet travels down my spine. I mean, what

are the odds that he’d be on the same street as me, when neither of us lives in this area?



“I can’t wait any longer,” he whispers.



“What?” I choke out, uneasiness creeping into my gut. I look around and realize there is

not a single person or car in sight. Smart move, Hope. Put yourself in a dangerous situation by

not paying attention to your surroundings.



“I’m done waiting for you.” He lunges toward me, the black metal butt of a pistol

gripped in his raised hand. He hits me on the head with such force that I actually see stars and

feel incredible pain shoot through my temple. The momentum of the blow makes me think my

brain shifted in my skull. I stumble backward and the last thing I see is Gigi biting my attacker’s




As I regain consciousness, I’m petrified when I can’t see my surroundings. When my

eyes adjust to the dimly lit room, it becomes evident that I’m no longer outside, and I’ve been




I can feel the bile rise in the back of my throat as I glance around the room. The painted

walls are yellowed and peeling. An old, battered wooden chair is nearby, and a dented bucket

sits off in the corner. It’s the mattress that does me in, stained from top to bottom with a piss-

covered top that reeks of decay. I take a few deep breaths and swallow back the rising vomit in

my throat.



It’s finally happened, that psycho finally kept his promises. As my heart and breathing

quicken, I’m too scared to think straight. I force myself to take calming breaths so I can try and

figure out how to get out of here. I try to get a better idea of my location, but all that’s visible is

a window, most of the glass covered with boards.



A loud shattering sound echoes from the next room, reminding me that I’m not alone.

Pretending that I’m still out, I hear heavy footsteps approaching and I sense my stalker standing

over me. He bends down and runs his fingers through my hair in an intimate gesture.



“I’ve loved you forever, Hope, I wish you could see that.” He grabs a handful of my hair

and seeing me wince seems to piss him off. Apparently realizing I was faking, he pulls me by my

hair to the edge of the mattress and slams my head to the floor. It makes a sickening “thud”

sound as it hits followed by an instant, nauseating throbbing. Warm liquid, probably my blood,

drips down the side of my face into my mouth. The metallic taste fuels my fear—and my anger.

I thrash against the bindings in an attempt to free myself but only manage to cause the filthy

rope to dig deeper into my wrists and ankles, leaving me raw and bleeding.



“I waited so long for you, baby, but you never gave me a chance. I do so many nice

things for you, and you don’t even have the manners to say thank you.” He turns to look at me,

venom in his eyes. I stop struggling as I shake my head to try and clear my thoughts and

possibly ease the throbbing. I hope that my fear is not evident to him.



Deep breaths, Hope, you’ve to get a grip if you want live.



“I’m sorry I didn’t know it was you. Why didn’t you tell me?”



“What difference does it make? You don’t give a shit either way.” He starts to pace and

seems to become more agitated. He fists his hands into his dark hair, pulling on the ends. I

twist my left wrist, wincing in pain from rope digging into my abraded flesh, but I feel the rope

slowly giving way. Every time he glances in my direction, I freeze as my fear creeps higher up.

I’m praying he doesn’t notice what I’m doing.



“I never wanted it to end this way, but you have left me with no other choice. I can’t

keep watching you every day, knowing you won’t be mine.” He stops pacing to look at me. He

pulls a roll of duct tape out of his jacket pocket as he saunters over to me twirling the roll

around his finger with an evil smirk on his face.



“Please don’t do this.” Tears are streaming down my face. “I’ll do anything you want.

Please. I’m sorry, I didn’t know sooner; let me make it up to you.” I try to sound genuine but

fear overcomes me and my words sound shaky and unsure.



“MAKE IT UP TO ME?” he yells. “It’s too late for empty promises, Hope; just shut the

fuck up. I won’t listen to your bullshit anymore.” Before I can even open my mouth, he slaps me

in the face so hard my head whips back. The sound of my neck cracking reverberates

throughout the room. The force of the blow causes my jaw to clamp down so hard I bite into

my tongue, the blood pooling in my mouth.



He kneels down to get eye level with me, and I spit the mixture of blood and saliva in his

face. “You bitch!” He rises up and wipes his face. Finally pulling a hand free, I punch him as hard

as I can in the groin. Grabbing his crotch, he falls sideways with a loud groan, writhing in pain.



Frantically kicking my legs free, knowing my life depends on getting away, I run to the

door, throw it open and come face to face with complete darkness. My heart racing, I pick a

direction and pray it’s the right one.



“Hope, get back here!” he yells.



Shit, he’s getting up.



I dodge into a room as he stumbles out, crashing into a table causing him to yell in pain.

“Where the fuck are you? When I find you, so help me God, you’ll be sorry, bitch,” he growls. I

look around the moonlit room and spot what looks like a small closet. I get in, moving the nasty,

ratty clothing that still hangs there aside and close the door behind me. I press myself up

against the wall, the only sounds my heavy breathing and rapid heartbeat.




“I know you’re here, you can’t hide from me, you stupid slut.” His voice gets louder and I

know he’s only seconds from entering the room I’m in. My panic reaches new heights as I push

myself to the back of the closet and close my eyes like a child. If I can’t see him then he can’t

see me...right? Suddenly the door flies open and I cover my mouth to silence my scream.

Grabbing the first limb he sees, he yanks my battered body from the small enclosure, knocking

the wind out of me as my back slams against the hardwood floor.



“Ah ha, gotcha bitch,” he laughs. “Now it’s time to pay for being such a whore and

teasing me all the time.” He places his foot on my neck, holding me in place while I gasp for air.

He jerks my arms behind my back nearly dislocating my shoulder. My struggling doesn’t deter

him and he ties the ropes tighter than he did the first time.



“Just stop fighting this, Hope.” When I continue to try and get free, he sneers and

punches me in the face. Blood gushes from my nose, mixing with the dark pools that flow from

my mouth and head. My face throbs and my tongue burns from the salt in my tears as he

finishes his work, quickly leaving me totally at his mercy. He pulls a switchblade out of his

scuffed combat boot and flicks it open. He slowly drags the double edged blade lightly up my

body, stopping when the cold steel touches my cheek, smearing the blood that has continued

to run down my face. Closing my eyes tightly, I pray he won’t use it but I silently begin to say my




“You are so beautiful Hope. I could’ve given you the world. Can you not see how much I

love you, what you mean to me? Do you know how bad it hurts watching you from afar when

you should have been mine? DO YOU?” His breathing becomes more ragged as he shoves the

knife under my shirt. I hold my breath, knowing where this is going. He cuts through my shirt,

the knife razor-sharp, then makes quick work of my bra, leaving me naked from the waist up.



“You. Are. Mine. Hope. I believe it’s finally time to take what’s mine.” I start to struggle

against the ropes until I feel the edge of the knife at my throat. “Move again, slut, and I will cut

your throat end to end and watch the life drain from your body.”




Heather Mullins has always loved to read and has been writing poems and stories since childhood. She truly enjoys doing so much with other indie authors and fully supports this outstanding community. She uses her outgoing opinionated personality to help write and run multiple blogs.

Heather is a full time student working to get her Bachelors in Human services specializing in substance abuse counseling. She’s an Air Force Veteran and enjoyed fighting for her country. Heather supports many different groups that help out other veterans.

She is a mother of 3 wonderfully crazy kids and has been married for 13 years. When she isn’t playing taxi she is living vicariously through the lives of characters in any number of books.


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❤Release Day Blitz❤ Lust (The Devil & The Diamond #2) by @Bonnie_Bliss


Elizabeth has finally escaped from Asmodeus. Safely tucked away in a small seaside village in Italy, she finds peace and maybe a little bit of heat with Jared. Her seeming savior, he not only got her somewhere safe, but the connection, heat, and desire he inspires in her is undeniable.

But one little slip up.

And the devil finds his diamond again.

From a secluded hideaway, locked in the devil’s arms, to the busy streets of Paris, France. The devil is no longer playing in her dreams, but with her very real, hot-blooded desires. Elizabeth quickly comes to realize that she may never escape the beast, and that her only option could be to give in, or die trying to save her soul… and heart.

*This book contains controversial subject matter that may be objectionable to some readers.*


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Devious. Dangerous. Demonic. Damien.

People were either slavishly devoted to Eric Damien or they jealously hated him. Sometimes even both.

Eric Damien hunted and fed off shyness and innocence. Ali Spencer was a sitting duck.

He would learn all of her secrets while he had her locked in his rooms and at his mercy. Appeasement of all of his desires was his own personal manifest destiny—he honestly believed that was true.

29 September 2014

❤blog tour❤ Over-Exposed by Julie Jaret @juliejaret


She’s all work.

Fifteen years ago, Natalie Simmons reinvented herself with a single goal: to earn her father’s respect. The frivolous, attention-seeking college girl is now a workaholic lawyer on partnership track.

That is, until Sam Danmore shows up.

He’s all play.

He’s gorgeous, famous, arrogant as ever, and can still drench her panties with a look and a grin -- a fact which only reinforces how much she hates him. And wants him.

When an obsessed fan forces Sam into hiding, Natalie has to help him or risk getting caught up in the media frenzy, herself. But her unwanted, yet deepening attraction to him threatens the new life she has built... because Sam has spent the last fifteen years living up to his reputation, and Natalie is still trying to live hers down.


❤Release ❤ Tatted Love by Kathryn Jacob


Lexi Starr is an 18 year old college student with a simple life, excellent grades, and a sweet boyfriend. She always has things planned out ahead of time, until she meets a rude boy named Derek, with too many tattoos and piercings who shatters her plans.


❤Cover Reveal❤ Silver Dove (Silver #2) by E.J. Shortall

Coming: October 28, 2014

Full of romance, intrigue, emotion and passion, Silver Dove is the concluding part to Craig and Amber’s story that began in Silver Lining.

After the chaos of their early relationship and with their history of broken pasts behind them, Craig and Amber prepare to say ‘I Do’ on their Happily Ever After.

Life rarely runs to plan though.

Amber has fought long and hard to bury her fears and become a stronger person, but when old feelings resurface and tragedy strikes, it takes an intervention from Craig to prove her doubts are unfounded and to believe in love and hope.

Just when they think they are at a point where they can be happy and move forward together, the pair find themselves fighting obstacles and difficulties that will truly test the strength of their bond.

Can Amber gather the strength to fight against the forces trying to destroy her? Will Craig keep his promises of remaining truthful? As a couple are they tough enough to battle through these turbulent times and emerge stronger than ever?

❤Cover Reveal❤ Delinquents (Dusty #2) by Mary & Sarah Elizabeth

Coming: October 23, 2014

The innocent girl with a delinquent heart has to live with her bad choices. Secret hope and hurt feel like falling while she learns how to breathe again, but there's still freedom in trouble.

The runaway with blacked-out eyes is losing his grip. Crushing two hearts in one fist, his addiction bends rules and breaks deals, but the boy born for bliss isn't going anywhere without a fight.

Love is knowing they should stay away, but love is illogical at best.

She's afraid to let go.

He won't let her.

This is how silliness and foolishness grow up.

Here, forever is a lie.

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❤❤Bound in Blue by Jessica Ingro {@uvrays1997}❤


Strong ties aren't easily broken...

First loves have the ability to fill us with hope and then shatter us when they end. Some people can pick up the pieces and move on. Others simply learn how to exist as a fragment of the person that they used to be.

Shane “Mack” MacAllister is one of the ones simply existing. His wife Ella died at a young age, leaving him alone and broken. Shane knew he’d never be able to give himself to another, believing there was nothing left to give. That is until a young, feisty doctor blazed into his life and made him rethink letting someone into what’s left of his tattered heart.

Dr. Megan Huntley has devoted her life to taking care of others, ever since her twin sister was brutally murdered. She might not have been able to save her sister, but she has made it her mission to help other victims. Long hours in the Emergency Room and volunteer work at the Rape Crisis Center leave little time for relationships. When Megan meets the rugged and handsome Shane MacAllister, she decides to throw caution to the wind and take the police detective for a ride. Too bad she can’t get him out of her head… or her life.

Will Shane and Megan be bound together by true love? Or will past loves and tragedy tear them apart?

26 September 2014

❤❤Juice ~ Blog Tour by Michelle McLoughney❤❤


  Three years after the tragic accident that claimed the life of her brother Harry, Cassidy Evans is still struggling. Determined to focus on her career as an artistic consultant in London; when Cassidy lands the commission of a lifetime she has no choice but to dive in head first. There is only one very tall, very beautiful, man-shaped problem. Her attraction to her new client Rory O’Malley is proving impossible to ignore. Cassidy finds herself falling for Rory and for once she allows herself to be carried away by the prospect of true love. Rory seems almost too good to be true. Is he?

As CEO of the exclusive O’Malley resorts, Rory O’Malley frequently travels around the world. His good looks and healthy bank balance have always ensured that he has his pick of beautiful women, but through choice has been celibate for over six months. Whenever Rory is at home in Ireland his family provides more than enough drama to keep him entertained. Rory thinks his life is grand just as it is--until he meets Cassidy. Rory has never met anyone as sweet as Cassidy, both inside and out.

Cassidy is unaware that Rory harbours a secret about her brother’s accident. A secret that could potentially ruin their blossoming love affair. Soon, he is willing to move mountains to love--and protect--her, but should he be protecting her from himself?

Cassidy had vowed never to make the mistake of loving a man again. So, how the hell did she end up in his bed? And how the hell did he end up in her heart? The attraction between them sparkles and sizzles and love winds its grip around them both. But secrets rarely stay hidden and very soon Rory’s secret puts their love in jeopardy. Can Cassidy forgive the worst betrayal she had ever known?


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25 September 2014

❤Cover Reveal❤ Blood Island by @SammyCoville

Blood Island (The Secret of the Halflings #2)

by Samantha Coville

Release Date: 2015


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With Elizabeth on the loose and Byron free to roam the halls of headquarters, the Siren community is on edge, waiting for the impending first strike.
And it comes when three Elders are found dead after they go out for their monthly hunt.
Now, for the protection of the soon to be heir to the throne, Raya and her friends are sent to an unmarked island where Sirens walk in the sunlight without fear. It's their island.
And it might just be the key to a dark plan.





❤❤Cover Reveal ❤❤ Beholden by @AuthorCMichaels





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Title:  Beholden (Belonging Duet Book #2)

Author:   Corinne Michaels

Genre:   Contemporary Romance

Release Date:   October 29, 2014

Photographer:   Cocoa Bean Photography

Cover Designer:    Najla Qamber Designs

24 September 2014

❤Cover Reveal❤ Beautiful Curse by @jen_mcconnel @swoonromance

Beautiful Curse


Beautiful Curse

by Jen McConnel

Release Date: December 2014

Swoon Romance

Sixteen-year-old Mya Jones is cursed. 

She is, hands down, the most beautiful creature on earth. But beauty can wound, and Mya finds herself reviled and shunned by her peers. If there is even a chance that she could start over, Mya longs to take it, no matter the risks. 

So when the strange Mr. Merk offers her a new life away from home, Mya is hesitant but hopeful. Only she didn't count on the mysterious Ross, or her feelings for him. 

BEAUTIFUL CURSE is a contemporary retelling of the myth of Psyche and Cupid.


❤❤COVER REVEAL { trick - or - treat anthology }❤❤

Coming: October 15, 2014


*All Proceeds will benefit The Keith Milano Memorial Fund*



Cover Designed by: 

Sommer Stein from Perfect Pear Creative




23 September 2014

❤Saving Abel by @ginamwhitney❤


Abel Gunner, the lead singer of the band Lethal Abel, is what beautiful nightmares are made of. His gritty, melodic rasp threatens to rip your heart out of your chest and leave you gasping for the very breath he robbed you of. His kisses, detonating on impact, leave you ruined. Abel is also a Dom, and his appetite for seduction is legendary and intense. After a chance encounter with Gia, his need to dominate this woman increases tenfold. He wants to consume her, merge with her, and never leave her body.

Abel's emerald eyes touch the deepest part of Gia's soul in a way that terrifies her. She fears he can see her secret. Lies, guilt, and betrayal lay beneath her skin, and she's terrified of being exposed. How will Gia ever begin to explain? She doesn't believe she's worthy of him, and her greatest fear is that her carefully guarded heart will be shattered. However, she finds herself unable to deny this rogue tattooed rocker whose kisses just might ruin her.


❤❤Raven by Stacey Rourke❤❤ @Rourkewrites


An infamous love, destined nevermore,

For death could not claim, the enchanting Lenore.

Cursed by the malevolent spirit of the Headless Horseman, Ireland Crane ventures to Manhattan in search of a way to break her soul crushing bond. Instead, she discovers the lines between fact and fiction are blurring once more. Croaking ravens. Telltale hearts. Could the works of Poe be coming to pass with handsome Wall Street Midas Ridley Peolte as their unwilling target?

She walks the Earth, a plague on mankind,

searching for he, her rotted heart doth pine.

Together, the two unknowingly release a dark force death itself could not tame. Surrounded by the unrelenting violence and mayhem they’ve unleashed, Ireland feels her control over the Horseman slipping. Before the beast within consumes her, she and her crew must follow the clues of the dead to right a centuries’ old wrong. Will it be enough to sate the Horseman’s appetite?

Hell hath no fury like a ghoul scorned.