Friday, 15 December 2017

Release Blitz & Review - Team Player - Anthology

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Eleven authors. Eleven Novellas. This is one thick . . . book.

Christmas just became a whole lot merrier...


TEAM PLAYER, A Christmas Anthology featuring titles by LJ Shen, Kennedy Ryan, Adriana Locke, Mandi Beck, Emma Scott, Charleigh Rose, Ella Fox, Sara Ney, Meghan Quinn, Kate Stewart and Rochelle Paige is LIVE!

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Publication Date: December 14th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary/Sports Romance


Hot jocks. We love them all.
Sexy baseball players. Intense footballers. Sweaty MMA fighters, and sizzling hockey hotties. Score!
The good news? Eleven bestselling authors have gathered to give you a set of stories focused on the men we love most—sports heroes. We bet you’ll love this thick…book.
The bad news? The men in these novellas don’t actually exist.

*This anthology does not contain calories, just eleven original, never-before-seen stories by the following authors: Adriana Locke, Mandi Beck, Charleigh Rose, Kennedy Ryan, LJ Shen, Meghan Quinn, Rochelle Paige, Ella Fox, Kate Stewart, Emma Scott, and Sara Ney. We aren’t responsible for melted devices.




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OUR REVIEW:


“Sports and love, 5 stars”

Team Player is a sport’s over load. I don’t even know how to review where there were so many stories! 
The thing I loved the most is they weren’t all the same. There were different sports and all the characters and directions the authors took were different. No book was the same and I truly enjoyed all of the stories and can’t pick which one I like more than another.  

With some of the stories you get a character you might have heard of from one of the authors previous books, or maybe this was a set up for a new series. Whatever your reason for reading this you won’t be disappointed, and who knows maybe you’ll find a new to you author and fall in love.

Star Ratings:

Plot-5/5
Characters-5/5
Heat-5/5
Writing style-5/5
Overall-5/5



Meet the authors:


LJ Shen


L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets people’s birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.


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Kennedy Ryan:


Kennedy Ryan is a Southern girl gone Southern California. A Top 100 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy writes romance about remarkable women who find a way to thrive even in tough times, the love they find, and the men who cherish them.

She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Georgia families living with Autism, Kennedy has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other outlets as a voice for families living with autism.


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Adriana Locke:


A contemporary romance author running on coffee and sticky kisses from my rowdy four little boys.

From Indiana, I’m a true Mid-Westerner. Life, for me, is about family, faith, and food. When I’m not running my kiddos around or having a lunch date of fajitas with my husband (and high school sweetheart), you can find me outside. I love a good sunny day almost as much as I love candy, random quotes, and steamy bad boys in fantastic books.

I’m on nearly every social media platform. Please find me on the ones you frequent – I love chatting with readers.


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Mandi Beck:

Mandi Beck has been an avid reader all of her life. A deep love for books always had her jotting down little stories on napkins, notebooks, and her hand. As an adult she was further submerged into the book world through book clubs and the epicness of social media. It was then that she graduated to writing her stories on her phone and then finally on a proper computer.

A nursing student, mother to two rambunctious and somewhat rotten boys, and stepmom to two great girls away at college, she shares her time with her husband in Chicago where she was born and raised. Mandi is a diehard hockey fan and blames the Blackhawks when her deadlines are not met.


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Emma Scott:

I write romances with flawed characters, characters with artistic hearts: builders, poets, and writers of various makes and models. I love to write book lovers; those who have found refuge, companionship, and escape in books, much as we do in real life. I like realism, honesty, authenticity in storytelling. I love to write about enduring love, soul-deep love, in as real a setting as I can make, but with big smooshy HEAs. I believe in diversity, open-mindedness, and inclusion. I like sweetness mixed with steam, love conquering all, and above all, hope. Love always wins.


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Charleigh Rose:

We are a duo of an international best-selling author and a blogger who teamed up to write the taboo, thought-provoking stories we want our audience to have--without filters.

Both Charleigh and Rose are committed to giving you witty, sexy, intelligent novels that will leave you wanting more.


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Ella Fox:

When she’s not writing, Ella indulges the gypsy in her blood and travels the country. Ella loves reading, movies, music, buying make-up, reading Tmz, Twitter and pedicures… not necessarily in that order. She has a wild sense of humor and loves to laugh. Her favorite thing in the world is hanging out with her family and watching comedy movies.


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Sara Ney:

Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.


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Meghan Quinn:




A blonde at heart, born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

​Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!


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Kate Stewart:

Kate Stewart lives in Charleston, S.C. with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. A native of Dallas, Kate moved to Charleston three weeks after her first visit, dropping her career of 8 years, and declaring it her creative muse. Kate pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it's what she loves as a reader. A lover of all things '80s and '90s, especially John Hughes films and rap, she dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity only and does a horrible job of playing the ukulele. Aside from running a mile without collapsing, traveling is the only other must on her bucket list. On occasion, she does very well at vodka.


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Rochelle Paige:

Rochelle Paige is the Amazon bestselling author of nineteen books. She absolutely adores reading and her friends growing up used to tease her when she trailed after them, trying to read and walk at the same time. She loves stories with alpha males, sassy heroines, hot sex and happily ever afters. She is a bit of a genre hopper in both her reading and her writing. So far she's written books in several romance sub-genres including new adult, contemporary, paranormal and romantic suspense.



She is the mother of two wonderful sons who inspired her to chase her dream of being an author. She wants them to learn from her that you can live your dream as long as you are willing to work for it.


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REVIEW - Thresholds - Kate Canterbary



TITLE - Thresholds
AUTHOR - Kate Canterbary







BLURB:


Twas the weekend before Christmas, when all through the North End 
Not a Walsh had his life together, not even his friends; 

The parties were planned by the foodies with care, 
In hopes that Wes and Erin would soon find their way there; 

The men were stressing over last minute shopping lists and plans, 
While the ladies were busy with work and nesting and finding the right paella pans; 

When out in the dining room there arose such a clatter, 
The Halsted dogs sprang from their beds to see what was the matter; 

They whistled and shouted and called each other names, 
While the secrets and announcements and surprises quickly came; 

So onto another adventure they flew 
With the sleigh full of Walshes, and the Commodore too— 

As they continued arguing and clamoring around, 
Down the road an unexpected visitor came with a bound; 

But it wasn't long until couples were all nestled snug in their beds, 
With new memories of steamy holiday nights dancing in their heads.




Johnaka's Review:


“Christmas with the Walshes', 5 stars”

I have loved the Walshes' since the start. The fact that we were getting a novella to catch up with them excited me to no end, and I wasn’t disappointed. Technically I don’t think you need to read the series in order to laugh with Thresholds, but it would definitely give you a better idea of how everyone operates.

You get Shannon and her bossiness along with Will trying his hardest to keep her in check. Riley finding his place and loving Gastro Girl. Patrick and Andy trying to nail down a wedding date. Nick and Erin being them. Matt and Lauren, Matt ever the planner and Lauren just going with it. Sam and Tiel…well let’s just say that parenthood hasn’t slowed them down.

At times in Thresholds I laughed so hard I had tears in my eyes. I loved getting to know Commodore and Judy more. We were introduced to a new character that holds some serious promise and left me craving Wes’s story. If you love the Walshes' then you will love Thresholds, its all our favorite characters put into one story and tied with a pretty bow.


Star Ratings:
Plot-5/5
Characters-5/5
Heat-5/5
Writing style-5/5
Overall-5/5









Release Blitz & Review - Thresholds - Kate Canterbary



Snowy days, steamy nights.

The Walshes are home for the holidays.



Title: Thresholds
Series: The Walsh
Series #8
Author:Kate
Canterbary
Release Date: December 14, 2017

Blurb


'Twas the weekend before Christmas, when all through the North End

Not a Walsh had his life together, not even his friends;


The parties were planned by the foodies with care,

In hopes that Wes and Erin would soon find their way there;


The men were stressing over last minute shopping lists and plans,

While the ladies were busy with work and nesting and finding the right paella pans;


When out in the dining room there arose such a clatter,

The Halsted dogs sprang from their beds to see what was the matter;


They whistled and shouted and called each other names,

While the secrets and announcements and surprises quickly came;


So onto another adventure they flew

With the sleigh full of Walshes, and the Commodore too—


As they continued arguing and clamoring around,

Down the road an unexpected visitor came with a bound;


But it wasn't long until couples were all nestled snug in their beds,

With new memories of steamy holiday nights dancing in their heads.


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OUR REVIEW:


“Christmas with the Walshes', 5 stars”

I have loved the Walshes' since the start. The fact that we were getting a novella to catch up with them excited me to no end, and I wasn’t disappointed. Technically I don’t think you need to read the series in order to laugh with Thresholds, but it would definitely give you a better idea of how everyone operates.

You get Shannon and her bossiness along with Will trying his hardest to keep her in check. Riley finding his place and loving Gastro Girl. Patrick and Andy trying to nail down a wedding date. Nick and Erin being them. Matt and Lauren, Matt ever the planner and Lauren just going with it. Sam and Tiel…well let’s just say that parenthood hasn’t slowed them down.

At times in Thresholds I laughed so hard I had tears in my eyes. I loved getting to know Commodore and Judy more. We were introduced to a new character that holds some serious promise and left me craving Wes’s story. If you love the Walshes' then you will love Thresholds, its all our favorite characters put into one story and tied with a pretty bow.

Star Ratings:
Plot-5/5
Characters-5/5
Heat-5/5
Writing style-5/5
Overall-5/5






Also Available in The Walsh Series




#1 Underneath It All



#2 The Space
Between


#3 Necessary
Restorations


#4 The
Cornerstone







#5 Restored


#6 The Spire



#7
Preservation







Author
Bio


Kate Canterbary doesn’t have it all figured out, but
this is what she knows for sure: spicy-ass salsa and tequila solve most
problems, living on the ocean–Pacific or Atlantic–is the closest place to
perfection, and writing smart, smutty stories is a better than any amount of
chocolate. She started out reporting for an indie arts and entertainment
newspaper back when people still read newspapers, and she has been writing and
surreptitiously interviewing people—be careful sitting down next to her on an airplane—ever
since.


Kate lives on the water in New England with Mr.
Canterbary and the Little Baby Canterbary, and when she isn’t writing sexy
architects, she’s scheduling her days around the region’s best food trucks.

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Release Day Launch - The V Card - Lauren Blakely & Lili Valente




 A brand new sinfully sexy standalone romantic comedy from bestselling authors Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente, THE V CARD is about all of the seduction and emotions that come when one woman is ready to ditch her V card and enlists her brother’s best friend to teach her the art of seduction! What happens next when he agrees to help her get top marks in seven days are lots of steamy and heartfelt moments. THE V CARD is available now!

Now available on all retailers! Get your copy delivered now!






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A brand new sinfully sexy standalone romantic comedy from bestselling authors Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente!

When you think about how easy it is to lose keys, phones, sunglasses and your dignity on social media, you might figure it'd be a cinch for me to ditch my V Card.

You'd be wrong.

At 25, I run a successful business, live in a fantastic apartment, and have fabulous friends to go out with any night of the week. And yet I'm still a card-carrying member of a club I don't want to belong to anymore. Good thing I know just the man for the deflowering job—my brother’s business partner and best friend.

Graham Campbell is charming, smart, and, I’m told, oh-so-skilled in the sack. As long as I keep my eyes on the prize, there’s no way this pluck-the-flower project could possibly complicate matters.

***

Work and pleasure. As the CEO of a fast-growing company, I've been enjoying both to the fullest. What do I do when the board throws me for an unexpected loop so I can keep my business in my hands? I enlist the help of my best friend's little sister since she holds a big stake in the company. But then I learn there's another big stake she wants.

The one between my legs.

I can do this. Seven nights to teach her everything I know in the bedroom. There's no way I'll fall for her, even though she’s earning top grades in every single sinfully sexy lesson. And turns out I’m learning something too. The trouble is I don’t have the answer key to what to do when I fall hard for her.

And that throws a whole new hitch in my plans.




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"Their chemistry is scorching hot...The V Card is charming, feel-good entertainment punctuated by searing heat, heartwarming moments and the magic of New York City."

- USA Today





Excerpt:

As we settle in, the busboy brings the waters, and I cut to the chase. “So, I hate to crash the Sunday Funday vibe, but I invited you to brunch with an ulterior motive. I need a favor.”

She spreads her napkin on her lap with a raised brow. “What kind of favor?”

“I need you at next Monday’s board meeting. As you know, we lost an important account last month when Beaux RĂªves in Paris went with a cheaper option. Obviously, they aren’t our only account, not by a long shot. But given how volatile the industry has been lately, I need to make it crystal clear to the shareholders that selling isn’t the right path. With the number of mergers and acquisitions going on, they’re seeing dollar signs, but quick money isn’t the answer. That’s where you come in.”

“You want them to hear from me because of my shares?” she asks, her brow furrowing. “We don’t have anything close to a majority.”

Though CJ inherited Sean’s share of the business when he passed away, that’s not why I need her at the meeting. CJ has a way of putting people at ease, of winning their trust and confidence. She’s a successful business owner in her own right—her accessories company Love Cycle Creations is growing by leaps and bounds every year. Plus, she was courted early on by an accessories conglomerate and she declined—totally the right call, as her company is now a rising star in her field.

I nod. “Of course, but that’s not the only reason. I need to convince them that now is not the time to explore getting into bed with a huge multinational retailer. And to do that, it’ll help to hear from someone with an insider’s stock holdings and an outsider’s perspective. I want them to hear from you in particular since you went through something so similar with Love Cycle.”

“On a much smaller scale, though. My company is tiny compared to Adored.”

“Size doesn’t matter.” I pause to wiggle an eyebrow for effect. “Well, in this case.”

A faint blush spreads on her cheeks. “You and the innuendo.”

“I do love innuendo. I also love Adored. That’s why I want to keep it the way it is—growing, profitable, and independent. I don’t want it swallowed by some faceless corporate giant.” A smile teases her lips for a moment and then disappears. I can’t read her at all, so I’m on the edge of my seat, waiting for an answer. “Please, CJ,” I add when she stays silent for a long beat. “I need you.”

“You need me,” she echoes, her brow smoothing as she sighs. She takes a drink of water, sets down her glass, and runs the tip of her tongue across her lips.

I watch her tongue move, wondering why I’ve never noticed how amazing her mouth is. She has the bee-stung lips of a cover girl, in a shade of pink so deep it brings to mind flushed, hot, intimate things.

Things I should be thinking of in her presence.

In anyone’s presence.

Resist, Campbell, resist…

Finally, just as I’m gearing up to beg, she looks up, a mysterious smile curving her lips. “I know exactly what you need, Graham.”

Damn, that sounded…naughty.

I reach for my water glass, needing something to cool me down since innocent words from a woman I’ve known forever are sending my thoughts straight into the gutter.

“But before I agree to your request,” she adds, her fingers drumming lightly on the white tablecloth, “I need something from you, too. Something I’ve been thinking long and hard about. Very long. And very hard.” Her eyes meet mine, trouble flickering in her gaze.

Glass halfway to my lips, I freeze.

Christ. Who the hell is this sexy-as-sin woman, and what has she done with CJ?




“Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente are a match made in ROM-COM heaven! THE V CARD was an OUTSTANDING romantic comedy that has heart, humor, and an INSANE amount of chemistry! I couldn't take my eyes off the pages for even a minute!”

- Shayna at Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads



 




“Ms. Blakely and Ms. Valente have written a book that allowed me to laugh, swoon, get revved up and fall in love.”

- My Girlfriend’s Couch Blog




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An adorable Kate Spade hand bag to carry the essentials needed for date night ($179), a $75 Gift Card to the Restaurant of Your Choice, and a $50 Gift Card to your Favorite Lingerie Shop to heat things up after dinner!


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About Lauren Blakely:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 85 times, and she's sold more than 2 million books. In December she'll release THE V CARD, a sinfully sexy standalone romantic comedy co-written with Lili Valente. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter


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USA Today bestselling author Lili Valente writes both naughty things and funny things (that are also naughty). She has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale.

These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.




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