Wednesday, January 31, 2018

SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Stasia Black




About the Author

Stasia Black is an author who’s drawn to romantic stories that don’t take the easy way out. She wants to see beneath people’s veneer and into their dark places, their twisted motives, and their deepest desires. She likes to toss her characters into the tempest and watch them hurt, fight, bleed, and then find out what, if anything, comes out the other side. Come along for the journey because it’s one helluva ride.



The Virgin and the Beast by Stasia Black

They say good things come to those who wait.

Bullsh*%!

My whole life has been about waiting. Playing it safe. Be the good girl, don’t color outside the lines. Put in the hard work trying to prove myself to Dad, then to my college professors, then to my boss at New World Media. Just waiting for the day when it will all pay off.

And right when it was all starting to—I finally had the house, the job, I was even thinking about getting a cat—boom!—my life explodes and suddenly now I’m here and—

“All done,” the doctor interrupts my thoughts, pulling off her gloves with a loud snap.

Even from the bed where I’m lying, my legs spread like the Thanksgiving turkey, I can hear the impatient growl of the man standing in the doorway. If you can even call him a man. More like a beast out of a friggin’ fairytale. “Well?”

Her pronouncement echoes throughout the room while the speculum is still inside me. “She’s a virgin.”

Intended for mature audience. Steamy romance with dark themes.




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SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Stace Lee




About the Author

New upcoming Author of Sexy Romance novels with a touch of Paranormal. I like writing poems which have lead me to writing my own stories.


Broken by Stace Lee

Skyla wanted to be an ordinary girl, but all her life she’s been called a freak. She absorbs the impact of negative emotions from others around her. Could it have anything to do with her glowing violet eyes?

Plagued with nightmares after her father's death, Skyla is struggling with the monsters that invade her mind and body. She wants to be an average girl and do normal things...with the only guy that could ground her, so she doesn't feel out of control.

Cam, the hot new guy that lives in Skyla’s apartment building, is dying to get near her. He can feel the pull between them, but he doesn't want to scare her off with what he knows could help her. Is Cam the only one that can curb this appetite of sensitivity and keep her from becoming emotionally unstable?

Or will her emotions be too much and she will remain broken and unloved?






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SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Sofia Tate




About the Author

Growing up in Maplewood, New Jersey, I was the good girl who went to Catholic school and never misbehaved. If only the nuns could see me now-writing contemporary erotic romance with smoking hot heroes, strong heroines, and lots of naughty words!
Once a month, I watch "North and South" with Richard Armitage because I love hearing him say, "Look back. Look back at me." I am also slightly obsessed with European royals and reruns of "Battle of the Network Stars" every Monday night on ESPN Classic.
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Breathless for Him by Sofia Tate

As a gifted opera singer, Allegra Orsini's only obsession is music-until she meets him. A strikingly handsome and powerful man with a life splashed across the tabloids, Davison Cabot Berkeley isn't what she expected. He's unlike the other wealthy patrons who dine at Le Bistro. Davison sees more than just a coat-check girl working her way through grad school. And from the moment he looks at her, those deep green eyes ignite a fire inside Allegra she's never felt before.

She craves Davison's touch-his possession-endlessly. Even though every fiber of her being is telling her to stay away, that it's best for both of them, she can't. As his passion consumes her, Allegra can no longer deny Davison's hold on her. He'll never let her go. But as much as she wants him, Allegra can't surrender to his love-not until she faces a painful secret from her past that could destroy them both . . .





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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Shelby Rebecca




About the Author

Shelby grew up between two mountains and a lake in Wasilla, Alaska. She used to run around in the tall grass, catch frogs, rescue dragonflies, ride horses, and ice-skate during recess. She still likes adventures and has even gone skydiving. Today she lives in Northern California with her husband, John and their daughter, Elise, their two dogs, and a fish named Jade.

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The Stage (A Phoenix Rising Novel) by Shelby Rebecca 

Mia, the saint.
Kolton, the sinner.

Kolton Royce is a tatted, bad boy rock star at the top of his game.

Mia Phoenix is an overly responsible nineteen-year-old striving for stardom since losing her parents in a house fire.

When Mia ends up on Kolton’s team for the debut of the new nationwide singing competition, The Stage, she’s not sure if it’s her or her voice that he’s hell-bent to control.

After he takes special interest in her welfare, they’ve been warned, any contact between them outside of filming is strictly forbidden.

He has other ideas.

She’s a phoenix rising from the ashes, the only one who understands the pain that lies beneath the persona. Though he’s not sure if he’s too bad for her, he can’t stay away.

All sinners have a past. All saints have a future. But, does being born in fire make the fissures weak in all the wrong places, or stronger than they’ve ever known?

Warning: This book is intended for an adult audience 18 + due to adult content, language, and graphic scenes of a sexual nature. 




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SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Sharon Hamilton




About the Author

NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, "Sharon Hamilton's storytelling satisfies like a thick bar of chocolate. Sharon's romances are scorching hot, filled with suspense, adventure and adrenaline-pumping action."
Sharon and her husband live in Northern California, in the heart of the Wine Country, where most of her stories take place. When she isn't writing, she can be found getting vera vera dirty in her flower and vegetable gardens. But she has a big secret. She's a tortured Fairy Godmother who fell back to earth and became a writer to do enough penance to get back into grace. Some day, she might actually get there.
You can find excerpts, book trailers and upcoming releases on her website: sharonhamiltonauthor.com.



Accidental SEAL (SEAL Brotherhood Series Book One) by Sharon Hamilton

A chance encounter changes everything.

Navy SEAL, Kyle Lansdowne is on a mission and he doesn’t have time for distractions. A hot affair could prove to be dangerous in more ways than one, but he can’t resist. Christy Nelson had his attention from the moment she opened her feisty mouth.

She shouldn’t…but she can’t help herself.

Christy’s run-in with Kyle leaves her body aching and confused. He’s volatile, but something about him has her insides twisting with want. She should stay far away, but that isn’t an option.

Kyle’s mission submerges Christy into a twisted web of crime and endangers her life. Will his training be enough to save her?

*Author Note: SEAL Brotherhood is a collection of standalone books following a different SEAL team member. 










SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Scarlett Wells




About the Author

Scarlett Wells has been a voracious reader since she was a toddler sitting in the laundry basket she used to move her library from place to place. Her love of reading has been a constant in her life and ultimately led to her sharing her own stories.

Scarlett is a stay-at-home mom to a sassy, precocious 5-year old, wife to a software engineer (read: geek), and slave to two cats. If she’s not reading or writing, she can be found at Target, trapped under an avalanche of laundry, guzzling wine while she’s cooking dinner, or playing with her munchkin.



Time Will Tell by Scarlett Wells

When Emmett helps Viola on her first day of kindergarten, a friendship is forged. As the years pass, their friendship blossoms. But fate tears them apart just as they are discovering their true feelings for one another.

Can their love survive time, distance, and the challenges life throws at them? Only time will tell.









Monday, January 29, 2018

SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Samanthe Beck




About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Samanthe Beck lives in Malibu, California with her husband, their turbo-son, and two furry ninjas named Kitty and Frosty. When not writing fun, sexy, contemporary romances or lazing on her beach towel with her face snuggled to her Kindle, she searches for the perfect ten dollar cabernet to pair with Ambien.

Connect with Sam via her website at www.samanthebeck.com to check her progress on that never-ending quest, or to get the latest on her upcoming books.


Compromising Her Position by Samanthe Beck

He's not who she expected, but he's exactly the man she needs…
When Chelsea Wayne drags Santa into a supply closet for a little office party nookie, she assumes the man in the suit is her on-again/off-again coworker boyfriend. Instead, it's Rafe St. Sebastian, a man known for his hard-driving ways in business as well as the bedroom—and, kill her now, the brand spanking new owner of Las Ventanas—who grants her naughtiest Christmas wishes.
So much for her reputation, not to mention her career.
Rafe needs to close three acquisitions to prove to his father he's ready to take the helm of St. Sebastian Enterprises. A hot interlude in a supply closet after deal number two seems like the perfect illicit Christmas bonus. Unfortunately, when that "bonus" becomes the key to the final deal, he finds himself back in bed—so to speak—with Chelsea, and after their steamy tryst, he's not interested in keeping things professional…









SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Rachel Lyn Adams




About the Author

Rachel lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, five children, two dogs, two cats, and a gecko. Whenever she has some free time you’ll find her with a book in her hands. She never believed she was the creative type until she sat down one day and started plotting out a story that wouldn’t leave her head. From there the ideas continued to flow. It was then that she found her outlet and she hasn’t stopped since.


Falling for the Unexpected by Rachel Lyn Adams

She’s worked hard to overcome her past.
He tries to ignore his.
When their scars are reopened, will they be able to help each other heal, or will it be what keeps them apart?

SIMONE

For as long as I could remember, I’ve always wanted a family. When I finally get what I want, it’s nothing like I’d expected it to be. It never occurred to me that making one bad decision for all the right reasons could end so wrong. Now, I’m unsure about the future for myself and my daughter. But I can’t take it anymore. I’ve hit the breaking point. Knowing I want out, I turn to a friend for help. He’s completely off limits, so I never expected feelings to get involved.

KYLE

The past is always there, waiting to remind you of your pain when you’re most vulnerable. I’ve learned to keep people at bay so I won’t get hurt again. But when I see Simone struggling to do everything she can for her daughter, I can’t look away. It makes me want to be someone she can lean on, someone she can trust with her thoughts and feelings, but our shared history is complicated. When it becomes clear that she needs my help, I can’t say no. I was only supposed to guide her through the process—the most difficult time in her life. But now, I can’t stop thinking about her.

Falling For The Unexpected is book 1 in the Life Unexpected Series. Each book in the series can be read as a standalone. Falling For The Unexpected contains mature content and is for readers 18 and older.









SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Necie Navone




About the Author

Necie Navone had always dreamed of being a writer, but thought it would be impossible with her struggles with dyslexia. With her determination, the love and support of one of her sons and some close friends she finally took the leap, and put pen to paper and wrote "The Only One” The first in the Brothers of Camelot series.

She has had the Brothers of Camelot living in her mind for years and dreams of them regularly. She hopes you will enjoy their stories as much as she loves dreaming of them. Come along and meet all 12 hot hunks, as she introduces you to their world.

Necie, was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, leaving there at the age of 20 to visit California. Once she arrived, she decided to make it her home. She's a stay at home mom to her fifth son who is severally autistic and non-verbal. With the love and support of her husband and sons, she is taking on this new adventure and would love for you to come along with her.



The Only One by Necie Navone

The first in the Brothers of Camelot Series: The Only One

Can a man whore whose motto is “One and Done” keep it in his pants long enough to win back the trust of his childhood sweetheart?

Drake, otherwise known as Fitz, was dealt a tragic hand from the beginning. Pain and rejection melted away when a little girl with huge brown eyes, strawberry blonde curls and an explosive personality, walked into his new home and his heart.
Inseparable as kids, she’s literally ripped from his arms when they’re teens. Convincing himself he’s unworthy of her, he closed himself off to all future relationships, refusing to open his heart to anyone else. If only she would come back to him.

Isabella, with her unique personality, is the polar opposite of her rich socialite mother, with a determination and drive to be more than just someone’s country club showpiece.

She returns to her childhood town to start her own business, and prove she doesn’t need her mother, or a man, to feel complete. Thanks to her first love, her father’s betrayal and a slew of bad relationships, she's locked her heart away, hidden behind her smile and sweet disposition. She’s found peace in her memories of Drake, hoping he’ll finally contact her, or maybe she’ll find the nerve to contact him.

Can their long-lost love be rekindled, or do they need a little help from their friends?












Friday, January 26, 2018

SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Michelle Sullivan




About the Author

Michelle Sullivan is new to the author world, just releasing her first book, A Leap into Destiny, in June of 2016. On November 8, 2016 (also her 40th birthday) she released Room 208. On April 25, 2017 she will release her third novel, Sunset after the Storm.
Michelle lives at home with her husband and 3 dogs. She has two adult sons that are both living in different states and going to school... a lot of the reason why she has the time to actually write. She is currently working as an Advertising Account Executive in New Mexico.
You can follow Michelle on Facebook (Michelle Sullivan- Author), Instagram (michellesullivanauthor) or visit her website at www.authormichellesullivan.com.


Sunset After the Storm by Michelle Sullivan

Mason is compelled to check on the woman he sees crying and alone on the beach. He doesn't realize this simple act of humanity will change his life. Mason has never loved before, yet he falls hard and wants to be with this woman forever, even after finding out their love is short-lived.
Scotti has never had anyone love her back, until Mason. He comes into her life the same day she finds out she only has months to live. She too has fallen in love and she struggles to let him in, knowing she will end up leaving him all alone.
Their love is tainted with her disease and they struggle to find happiness and peace with the inevitable. Will their love prevail? Or will Scotti's illness tear them apart before they can enjoy what little time she has left?









SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT Melanie Codina




About the Author

Melanie is an amazing mother of four, an awesome and tolerant wife to one, and nurse to many. If you don’t believe her, just ask anyone in her family, they know what to say. She is also a devoted chauffeur, the keeper of missing socks, a genius according to a six year old, the coolest soccer uniform coordinator according to a twelve year old, and the best damn mac-n-cheese-with-cut-up-hot-dog maker in the whole world. Well that last title isn’t really official, but it’s still pretty cool to be called it.

When not being ordered around by any of the kids, you can find her with her nose in a book or on the sideline of a soccer game cheering on one team or another. But that’s mostly because she has a thing for the coach. When she is not doing all of the above, you can find her obsessed with a group of fictional characters all vying for a spot on the page of whatever she’s working on. It’s a fun and crazy life to lead, but wouldn’t have it any other way.


Assumptions (The Assumed Expectations Series Book One) by Melanie Codina

What happens when a girl set on playing by the rules …Finds a guy worth breaking them for?

Leeann Bradley is a college graduate who has achieved many of her personal goals, all because she follows the rules she’s set for herself.
It’s simple. You work hard, enjoy life, surround yourself with friends and family, avoid jumping to conclusions … and oh yeah, don’t date jocks.
These rules have worked well and have taken her down the path she wants in life.
So what’s a girl to do when temptation, in the form of a sexy college soccer player, is placed right in the middle of that path?
Deciding when to break the rules has never been easier for Leeann.
But when assumptions are made, and more than just the rules are broken … will she be able to find her way down that path again?
And what happens when it’s no longer the path she’s meant to take?

Until now, Jonathan Baxter had one primary focus in his life, soccer.
All decisions made, have been based on how it could affect his ability to play soccer.
His grades, his choice of college, any type of extracurricular activities, were all carefully assessed.
All of it has made playing college soccer possible.
But when an injury sidelines him for the foreseeable future, and jeopardizes his dreams, he has to work even harder than before.

Rehabilitating his injury becomes his primary objective.
Until he meets Leeann, a physical therapy assistant whose touch has the ability to make him lose focus.
She has him thinking there could be more in his life—in his future—than just soccer.
So what’s Jonathan to do when Leeann assumes he’s just like every other jock out there?
He has to prove her assumptions wrong.

Assumptions is the first book in The Assumed Expectations Series. 
This book is intended for mature audiences (18 and up) due to some inappropriate language and sexual situations.












SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Martha Sweeney




About the Author

Martha Sweeney is an Amazon Best-Selling author who writes in a variety of genres: romance, suspense, thriller, coloring books, and soon into romantic comedy and science fiction. She strives to push herself as a storyteller with each new tale and hopes to push her readers outside of their comfort zone whether it be genre or the stories themselves.

With a B.S. in Psychology, Martha utilizes her knowledge of human and animal behavior successfully in the business world and in her writing to present realistic characters and situations. She's been creative since she was little, always drawing, coloring or making crafts, so her venture into being an author was a natural transition.

She lives in sunny California with her husband and enjoys writing poolside most months out of the year.

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Hot Georgia Rein by Martha Sweeney

First loves don’t last, not like you think they will when you’re in the beginning or middle of them.  First loves are fun and painful, giving you the beauty and darkness of life in a single relationship, breaking your fantasies like a twig and making you realize that life is not all sunshine, sparkling fireflies, and rainbows.  No, it’s not pretty at all.  First loves build you up, and just when you think that life can’t get any better, they shatter into a million raindrops, making you see how life really works.  First loves crush you, ruining you for anyone else.
That’s what Ivy Lynn Abney and Henry Lee Rein have battled with since things ended between them three years ago.  Neither of them have spoken and are still hung up on what occurred.  They both have regrets and the love they once had for each other never really went away.  They were young and wanted different things.  Have their wants changed enough to allow their love to reignite? Can first loves become second loves even with secrets?

*Hot Georgia Rein is a southern romance, second love romance, and adult romance with sex novel for readers 18+ years of age by Amazon Best-Selling Author Martha Sweeney.









Thursday, January 25, 2018

SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Lisa Survillas




About the Author

I'm Lisa. I live in sunny southern California with my wonderful husband and two teenage children. I love to read and spend time with my family.


Project Lexi (The Lexi Series Book One) by Lisa Survillas

Lexi Crandall’s world is turned upside down her junior year of high school. Her confession tears her family apart and leaves them broken. Looking for an escape after graduation, she heads out of town for college. Wracked with guilt and shame, she keeps to herself, befriending only her roommate, Paige.

Derek Fressen experiences one tragedy after another. After learning to cope with being raised by a single mom, he and his sister, Tiffany, become closer than ever. When Tiffany escapes for college, Derek takes the opportunity to leave his past behind as well.

San Francisco State University is where Lexi and Derek find themselves junior year, thrown into the most uncomfortable situation possible, a group project that requires each to open up about their past. Their grade depends upon the ability to prove to the professor through a class presentation that they truly learned about one another.

Painful memories and terrifying tests of courage propel Lexi to learn how to take baby steps in the healing process, and give hope of one day feeling normal. Although he feels he’s pretty well healed from the horrible events of his past, Derek is lonely and longing for a life of more.

Will Lexi and Derek be able to share enough of their lives with each other to pass the class? How much will Lexi let Derek help her in the process? Are their tragic pasts too much to overcome, or will love be in their future?

**NOTE: This book is intended for readers 18+ due to explicit sexual situations and alcohol consumption.**







SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Lili Valente




About the Author

USA Today Bestseller Lili Valente 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.

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Magnificent Bastard by Lili Valente

F*ck Prince Charming. Sometimes, you need a Magnificent Bastard.

Face it, ladies: love sucks and then you cry...while your ex rides off into the sunset banging your best friend.

But why let a break-up end in tears when it can end with sweet revenge? Enter Magnificent Bastard Consulting and me, chief executive bastard. I've got it all--looks, brains, a heart of gold, and the killer instinct guaran-damn-teed to make your ex regret the day he said goodbye.

With the help of my virtual assistant, I've built an empire giving broken-hearted women the vengeance they deserve, while keeping myself far from the front lines of the heart. Life is a bowl of cherries, until my virtual assistant shows up on my real doorstep for the first time, begging for a Magnificent Bastard intervention of her own.

Damn... She's a bona fide sex kitten.

I pride myself on being a true pro, but pretending to be her lover soon leads to giving it to her good, hard, fast, and up against the wall. And somewhere between getting balls deep in my sweet and sexy assistant and watching her ex beg for a second chance, I break every last one of my damn rules--professional and personal.

So what's my next move? Fight for the girl who makes me want to get up on a white horse and ride to her rescue, or stay a Magnificent Bastard to the end?

Warning: MAGNIFICENT BASTARD is a stand-alone erotic romance told from the hero's point of view. No cliffhanger. Lots of dirty talk.










SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Lila Dubois




About the Author

Lila is a multi-published, bestselling author of erotic, paranormal and fantasy romance. Having spent extensive time in France, Egypt, Turkey, Ireland and England Lila speaks five languages, none of them (including English) fluently.

Lila lives in California and loves receiving email from readers, though she is slow to respond since she is the proud owner of a very demanding tiny human. Contact her at author@liladubois.net. You can visit her on the web at LilaDubois.net.




Witches in the Weeds by Lila Dubois

It was a simple plan. Stop the curse, save her family. Well maybe simple wasn't the right word...

As the eldest daughter of the Mahkah coven, it's Nimue Mahkah's responsibility to protect and provide for her family. When her family's crops start to wither and die she knows she has to save them at any cost. Losing the crops will mean losing not only her family's livelihood, but also the cauldron of magic she's amassed deep in the earth. The magic she needs to break the curse.
Desperate times call for desperate measures…

Unable to stop the blight with her own earth-based magic, Nimue sets out on a bold plan – she is going to kidnap Harris Barclay. Knowing his ability to speak with and cure living things, he may be her only hope.

The kidnapping goes off as planned, but Harris is ridiculously handsome and more magically power than rumored, neither of which she counted on, especially since she can't use her own magic around him without risking a disaster worse than the blight. Left with only her powers of persuasion, and a few threats, she finally convinces Harris to help her plants.

And then the the muscle, shows up…
Hired by the baron of Harris' coven to find him, Trajan Dixon, an air mage and trained security operative, locates Harris and Nimue and arrives on the scene at the exact wrong moment.  In the fight that ensures all three use their magic at once, something that is strictly forbidden by all the cabals.

And now they know why.








Wednesday, January 24, 2018

SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Leddy Harper




About the Author

Leddy Harper had to use her imagination often as a child. She grew up the only girl in a house full of boys. At the age of fourteen, she decided to use that imagination and wrote her first book, and never stopped. She often calls writing her therapy, using it as a way to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters.

She is now a mother of three girls, leaving her husband as the only man in a house full of females. The decision to publish her first book was made as a way of showing her children to go after whatever it is they want to. Love what you do and do it well. And to teach them what it means to overcome their fears.


The Roommate ‘dis’Agreement by Leddy Harper

Item One: Divorced man seeks female roommate for companionship.
Cash Nicholson isn't looking for a girlfriend, but he wants to come home to someone after a bad day at work.

Item Two: Single mother needs apartment.
Jade Robertson is desperate, and her best friend's couch just isn't going to cut it anymore.

Item Three: No surprises.
Romance.
Work.
Pasts.
Agreements aren't promises...










SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Lauren Runow




About the Author

Lauren Runow is the author of multiple Adult Contemporary Romance novels, some more dirty than others. When Lauren isn't writing, you'll find her listening to music, at her local CrossFit, reading, or at the baseball field with her boys. Her only vice is coffee, and she swears it makes her a better mom!

Lauren is a graduate from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and is the founder and co-owner of the community magazine she and her husband publish. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons.

You can also stay in touch through the social media links below.

Twitter at https://twitter.com/LaurenRunow

Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/laurenjrunow

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Last Chance by Lauren Runow

Last Chance is a story of love and heartache proving that life is not always fair, but it's worth the pain to get the moments you’ll treasure forever.

Mackenzie

From the very first moment I laid eyes on him, I knew my heart was his for the taking. He was the boy who filled me with butterflies and made my palms turn clammy at the mere sight of him.
There was only one problem… he was my best friend’s older brother.
It’s been eight years since I’ve last seen him, and I refuse to live another day without telling him the truth. So here I stand, taking my last chance to get him to notice me, my last chance to see if he feels the same way.
I need to know if he is just a fantasy, or if he could be my reality…
Before my reality changes forever.

Connor

I never wanted a girlfriend; I was burned by love and vowed to never go down that road again. But when the beautiful girl I’ve known practically my entire life snuck her way into my arms there was something that changed in me. I wanted to be with her, next to her. Just simply kissing her lips made my life complete.
Now I have one mission.
To make hers complete, too.



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SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Lauren Blakely




About the Author

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal 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 in March she'll release WANDERLUST, a breathtaking new romance that will sweep you away. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter


Most Valuable Playboy by Lauren Blakely
Hands down, my favorite thing in the world is to score. Touchdowns.
Don't let the fact that I'm the leading pick in the Most Valuable Playboy charity auction fool you. These days, I'm only a player on the field. I've kept my pants zipped all season long -- and it has been long -- because nothing's more important than leading my team to victory every week. Except maybe escaping from the team owner's recently-widowed and handsy-as-hell sister who's dead set on winning more than a date with me.

Enter Violet and a well-placed Hail Mary.

She's my best friend's sister with a smile as sweet as cherry pie and a mind that runs quicker than the 40-yard-dash. After Violet saves the day with the highest bid, I don't even give her a two-minute warning before I kiss her in front of the whole crowd and then announce that she's my girlfriend. Which would be fine except my agent tells me we have to keep up the act while he's negotiating my contract.
Violet takes one for the team and pretends to be mine, but our boyfriend-girlfriend scrimmage quickly turns into a full contact sport, and I want it to go into overtime. The problem is -- I've been riding the bench for years.

How can a guy like me, who finally has a chance to prove his worth on the field, convince the girl she’s most valuable to his heart?






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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Kimberly Knight




About the Author

Kimberly Knight is a USA Today Bestselling Author that lives in the mountains near a lake with her loving husband and spoiled cat, Precious. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her favorite reality TV shows, watching the San Francisco Giants win World Series and the San Jose Sharks kick butt. She's also a two time desmoid tumor/cancer fighter that's made her stronger and an inspiration to her fans. Now that she lives near a lake, she plans on working on her tan and doing more outdoor stuff like watching hot guys waterski. However, the bulk of her time is dedicated to writing and reading romance and erotic fiction.
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Use Me by Kimberly Knight (Coming 2/20, pre-order now!)

*This romance novel contains explicit content and is not advised for readers under 18*
Rhys Cole’s life has always revolved around hockey. Growing up, he knew he’d play in the National Hockey League, but when his dream of being drafted didn’t happen, he chose the next best thing: becoming a hockey sportscaster for a local sports station. But just like in sports, you win some, you lose some. When Rhys discovers his girlfriend cheating with a stranger in his bed, he walks to the local bar down the street to let off some steam.
After moving her way up the journalism field by covering stories in extreme weather conditions and working late hours, Ashtyn Valor is now the lead anchor for the nightly news. Finally settled into her career, Ashtyn is ready to take the next step in life with her boyfriend. But when he unexpectedly breaks up with her, Ashtyn decides to numb the pain with alcohol at the closest bar.
Rhys and Ashtyn both expected an evening of alcohol to mask the pain of that October night. What they didn’t expect was meeting someone who could shield them from the darkness of their heartaches.
Or that their pasts would dangerously intertwine …
When obsession becomes dangerous, Ashtyn turns to Rhys for safety. But how safe are they really?
The game of love always goes on.
And their game was just beginning.

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SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Kay Lindy



About the Author

Kay Lindy is a suspense romance writer. Her first novel, Fearing Love, was released in September, 2015. Lindy is passionate about writing characters who are strong independent women and are their own heroines.
Kay is the mother of four girls. Each of her daughters has inspired her to follow her own dream. "My young ladies are so full of passion and spirit. I am always there to support their dreams and aspirations.This action of love is what made me realize I was not living up to the same standards I was teaching my girls; to follow their dreams. So I began to write. Fearing Love is a product of my passion."



Fearing Love (Loves of Deception Book One) by Kay Lindy

Fearing life is no way to live, but for Jessica Garrison, it’s the only thing she knows. After she lost her mother to cancer, she couldn’t bring herself to live with her father any longer. The lies and deceit she protected her mother from during the last months of her life now felt like betraying the loving woman who lost her life. Jessica left her childhood home at the age of seventeen, expecting to find a life free from lies, drugs, and adultery; what she found was anything but. Forced to learn the harsh realities in life, she endured years of abuse. Jessica escaped; but her escape came with a price. Now, Jessica lives in fear of the day Brandon will find her. Will she be able to piece her life back together or stay trapped living in fear for the rest of her life?

*This is book one in the series, Loves of Deception. The series is about young women who rise above the harsh realities in life by empowering themselves to succeed and become their own heroine. Each book is about a specific topic: Domestic Violence, Drugs, and Cheating.


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SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: K. Renee



About the Author

K. Renee is from sunny, California. Creative by nature, she decided to put her imagination to paper. K. Renee is an avid reader. During the day she works in an office and at night she writes. These stories have been in her head for years and are finally coming out on paper.



Wayward Angel (Wayward Saints MC Book One) by K. Renee

What do you do when the one thing you want is against the rules?
Anslie Davoli is the sixteen year old daughter of the President of the Wayward Saints MC, Cason Davoli. After her mom takes her away from the club at just five years old, certain circumstances bring her back into the club under her older brother's watchful eye.
Brantley Insico grew up in the club. His father is the Vice President of the Wayward Saints MC. At twenty-one, he thinks he's got it all, the club, his family, and no woman tying him down. One family barbecue and his world is turned upside down.
Brantley knows Prez's daughter is off limits, but he still craves her.
Will Anslie and Brantley be able to stay away from each other, or will they have to deal with the consequences

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Monday, January 22, 2018

SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Jami Denise



About the Author
Jami Denise is an up and coming writer from Southern California.
She writes Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Erotic Romance.
Her books are always on the spicy side with a little bit of sweet to make you swoon. Her feisty kittens always give the bad boys a run for their money. She likes taking risks, pushing her characters into directions that challenge the reader and take them out of their element. You'll usually find the unexpected to happen in her stories. Life isn't always pretty, and she likes to layer her words with true grit.
She is a self professed cat lady, addicted to coffee and Monster, cupcake lip balm, and loves all things old,grungy,and fast. She's well versed in sarcasm, and the F-word is her favorite adjective.
When she doesn't have her nose in a book, or fingers on a keyboard, she's spending time with family and friends, watching old movies, and waiting for the next felon to come sweep her off her feet.


See Jayne Play (The Jayne Series Book One) by Jami Denise
Jayne King lived in a world of players. She’d been groomed by her father to win, taking no prisoners in her quest to reach the top. But, it was never enough. She wanted out, and just when she finds her escape, she’s pulled back into the underground crime world of Las Vegas. One phone call spins her life out of control and she once again has to live her life behind a mask of lies.
Her body is for sale, but her heart is off limits.
Flynn Maguire, professional gambler and notorious ladies’ man always wins. Always. As the heir to the Maguire Grand Hotel and Casino fortune, he’s always had his desires delivered on a silver platter. When he crosses paths with Jayne King, he will stop at nothing to have her. Nothing has ever stood between him and what he wanted, and there wasn’t any amount of money too high to pay to own her. He realizes too late that money can’t buy her heart and finds himself in a place he never thought he’d be. Out of luck.
*CONTENT WARNING: This story contains scenes of an explicit, erotic, or violent nature and is intended for adults. 18+ Story includes graphic language, violence, and sexual situations.*

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SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Jaci Wheeler



About the Author
I have been married to my very supportive husband for 10 years and we have two amazing kids!
Writing is my passion and meeting and interacting with readers is one of my favorite pastimes. When I'm not writing you can find me playing with my kids, cooking like a mad woman, online shopping and drinking white peppermint mochas! Please feel free to find me on social media,I love getting feedback from my readers. For Updates and information please go to my webpage at www.jaciwheeler.com


Operation Child Soldier (The Academy Book One) by Jaci Wheeler
How Do You Fight A Monster When The Monster Is Your Father?
I was trained from birth to be the best Agent possible. Growing up in a Military Training Academy for unwanted children has its perks. I might not have ever been to a dance but I am a sharp shooter, master at hand to hand combat and best hacker the Academy has ever seen. I trained my whole life to pass the final and become an Elite agent. The only problem? My entire life has been a lie. My father is a monster and I’ve been trained to kill monsters.

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SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Erin Hayes


About the Author
Sci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books.
She works as an advertising copywriter by day, and she's an award-winning New York Times Bestselling Author by night. She has lived in New Zealand, Hawaii, Texas, Alabama, and now San Francisco with her husband, cat, and a growing collection of geek paraphernalia.


The Royal Trade: a Billionaire Prince Romance by Erin Hayes
Cara thought she was living the fairy tale life.
After all, she is engaged to the man of her dreams, who just happens to be the prince of an island nation in the Mediterranean. But when he publicly cheats on her, her life is turned upside down and she doesn’t want to come back to reality.
Then Eric, her ex-fiancĂ©e’s brother and a playboy prince himself, offers her the chance to run away from it all.
Because he fell for her first. And he’s going to prove to her that she fell for the wrong prince.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: E.F. Rose



About the Author

E.F. Rose (Emily) lives in California with her boyfriend & family. She is the author of Echoes (A Book of Poetry) & The Fallen Guardians Series. Emily has always long to be a writer and hopes to be able to make a living doing what she loves.



Divinely Entwined (The Fallen Guardians Series Book 1) by E.F. Rose

A Guardian who’s losing himself...
After falling to Earth, Christian and his brothers have stepped into the role of Earth’s Guardians. In the fight to keep the balance between good and evil, Christian has begun to lose himself…until a chance encounter with a feisty and enticing mortal. She brings out feelings Christian has never felt before, giving him something for which to fight. But will it be too late?
A woman who could change it all...
Ella has spent her entire life trying to help those around her; however, she still feels alone. You see, Ella has a secret. One she doesn't understand, but it will ultimately change her life forever. When she meets the mysterious and sexy Christian, though, Ella knows she’s found a kindred spirit. He makes her feel safe and she wants him, needs him by her side. But will it be enough?
A darkness threatening the light...
Danger lurks around every corner, and as the unanswered questions pile up, the balance between good and evil is shifting. With everything on the line will, Christian and Ella be able to trust in themselves and each other...or will they lose themselves to the darkness?

******Warning******
This book is intended for mature audiences only (18+). This book contains some explicit language, some sexual content, and violence.


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SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Claudia Burgoa


About the Author

Claudia lives in Colorado working for a small IT company, managing her household filled with three confused dogs, said nerd husband, two daughters wrought with fandoms and a son who thinks he's the boss of the house. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact. To find more about Claudia follow her:
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Unlike any other (Unexpected Book #1) by Claudia Burgoa

AJ
The name AJ Colthurst may not have any meaning to the public eye, but it should, as I’m the daughter of two famous celebrities. Like any superstar, they crave privacy; so much of it, they built a house in the middle of nowhere for us children. As we grew older, we discovered the lies they built as a fort to protect us from the media, ended up causing emotional damage along the way.
I carry a portion of the guilt on my shoulders; the other part I discovered is the separation of my parents. Their unorthodox ways may have driven me bonkers, but knowing they are no longer together is unacceptable.
That’s why I decided to rattle their cage by reminding at least one of my parents of the past and the reason they belong together. They need to remember why their love is so perfect and why they have to fight to keep it alive. Even if it means I have to dredge up some of my own painful memories along the way.

Gabe
Back in the early eighties, I set myself to succeed in the financial world. The first step had been moving to New York City to become a stockbroker, but things didn’t work out the way I had hoped. Instead, I ended up making movies and by the end of the decade, Gabe Colt had become a famous name. The downside to my career of choice: the paparazzi. In order to protect my family and our privacy, I maintained my family away from the circus. It had been for their own good; a decision we had made before we started our family.
However, those past decisions ended up chasing my entire family away and now I’m trying to put the pieces back together along with my little girl.
Note: This book may contain high levels of testosterone. A Hot Actor, Hot musicians and A Hottie who believes he’s a hero.

SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Christina Julian


About the Author

Christina Julian writes snarky rom-coms that celebrate the underdog and live to make people laugh. She adores dysfunctional leading ladies and the tangled twisty lives they lead. She adamantly believes there is nothing in life that can’t be conquered with a bodacious wine, strong cup of coffee, or a generously iced cupcake. When she is not tapping out her next novel or wrangling her 3-year-old twins, she can be found swilling and swirling in the name of research as a wine and food columnist in Napa Valley. She strives always to live her life to the extreme.
​Christina’s work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Wine Enthusiast, Weddings California, California Home + Design, 7x7, Napa Valley Register, Napa Valley Life, Bohemian, Weekly Calistogan, NorthBay Biz and beyond. Connect at christinajulian.com.
Follow her on Twitter @Christin_julian and on FB at www.facebook.com/ChristinaJulianAuthor



The Dating Bender by Christina Julian
Here I am, on my knees in front of the Trevi Fountain, hoping like hell thelegend is true. That the fountain gives you solace and love by a meretoss of a coin.
Why am I here, exactly? Let's see...
It started with my parents telling me to get married. Of course, being the good Catholic girl I am, I did.
Needless to say, that marriage nosedived, and my parents weren't exactly happy about it.
Newly ditched and shamefully disowned, I decided to follow the advice ofBabs, a tart-of-a-mentor, who offered me a job in Colorado.
Her advice? Sex...and lots of it.
The temptation of freedom, to do whatever--whoever--I wanted was too damn strong for me to say no.
And that's how it all started. The men, the sex, the journey...
The dating bender.
Because everybody deserves a do-over

Thursday, January 18, 2018

SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Cassandra Lawson


About the Author

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Cassandra Lawson first discovered her love of writing at a young age. A few early typing classes in middle school planted the seeds of a young author, who enjoyed learning to type through her exploration of storytelling. Head over heels for a good happily ever after, she has dedicated her career to creating dynamic, entertaining, and spicy, romance novels. Ranging from the paranormal to contemporary settings, Cassandra Lawson breathes life into the many different ways people experience love. A hard-working mom, she spends her days writing and homeschooling her children. A lover of music, good food, and a great book, Cassandra remains a resident of the Bay Area, basking in the culture and all the inspiration it affords.


Dirty at Thirty (Love Without Batters Series Book One) by Cassandra Lawson
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Brook
I hadn’t realized I was stuck in a rut until the day I lost Raphael. There I was, just about to reach my big O when he died. I tried replacing his batteries, but nothing worked. It was that frustrating moment when I decided I wanted a real man in my life.
Ty seems like the perfect guy. He’s sexy, sweet, and he can satisfy me in ways Raphael never could. Unfortunately, he’s also my stepson’s best friend. While only five years younger, Ty seems like forbidden fruit, but I still find myself unable to resist him. Now, I just need to figure out if this is the beginning of a forbidden romance that will end in tragedy, or if Ty could be my happily ever after.
Love Without Batteries
Following their disastrous marriages, Brook, Chelsea, and Delaney swore off men. After years of being on their own, these ladies have decided they want more. At the age of thirty, the three friends make a pact to re-enter the dating world. Little do they know they are all destined to find love in the arms of younger men.
***Each book in the Love Without Batteries series can be read as a standalone novel.


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SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Bonnie Phelps


About the Author

Rumor has it that the author began telling stories at an early age. Photos exist of me toddling around the corner of the house babbling about enchanted rabbits leading me through the garden. People are endlessly fascinating. I love exploring their stories and adding my own twists.


My Rodeo Man (The Texas Kincaids Book One) by Bonnie Phelps
Zach Kincaid was definitely not what Ashley Drayton was looking for – one more risk-taking, bad boy to add to that long list of narcissistic, jerks who kept breaking her heart. Well, she was fed up. From here on out, bad boys need not apply. So how in the world had this cocky, confident cowboy charmed his way into her affections? She sure wasn’t going to succumb without a fight.
Ashley Drayton looked like the typical, spoiled Southern Belle that made Zach turn tail and head for the hills. As a champion team roper on the rodeo circuit and ranch owner, he sure didn’t need the complications a feisty, prima donna would bring to his life. When he finally did settle down, he wanted a woman strong enough to stand beside him in the hard-knock world of ranching and rodeoing.

Can a rough and rugged cowboy live happily ever after with a sassy and sophisticated socialite?

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SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Audrey Harte


About the Author

A self-published author of romantic and erotic fiction, Audrey Harte was born and raised in Hawaii but spent her junior high and high school years in Scottsbluff, Nebraska before moving to Los Angeles, California on her own at the age of 17. She loves living in the City of Angels, which she has proudly called home for the past 17 years.
Her first book, Love in All the Wrong Places, was released on April 10th, 2013, and the second book in the same series, All the Right Things, was released on February 13th, 2014. The third and final book in the Love in LA series, The Winner Takes It All, was released on October 13th, 2014. The first book in the crossover Love in NYC series is Say Anything (released on April 3rd, 2015).

Love in All the Wrong Places (Love in LA, Book 1) by Audrey Harte
An urban romantic comedy, set in the city of Los Angeles. Willing to try something new, Annie Chang goes against her better instincts and turns to Craigslist in hopes of finding Mr. Right, but will her gamble be worth the risk?

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Audrey Carlan


About the Author:

Audrey Carlan is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She writes wicked hot love stories that are designed to give the reader a romantic experience that's sexy, sweet, and so hot your ereader might melt. Some of her works include the wildly successful Calendar Girl Serial, Falling Series, and the Trinity Trilogy.
She lives in the California Valley where she enjoys her two children and the love of her life. When she's not writing, you can find her teaching yoga, sipping wine with her "soul sisters" or with her nose stuck in a wicked hot romance novel.


Calendar Girl: Volume One by Audrey Carlan

Mia Saunders needs money. A lot of money. She has one year to pay off the loan shark who has threatened her father’s life and is coming after his unpaid gambling debts. One million dollars to be exact.
Her mission is simple—serve as a high-priced escort for her aunt’s Los Angeles-based company and pay monthly against the debt. Spend a month with a rich man whom she doesn’t have to sleep with if she doesn’t want to? Easy money.
Unlucky in love with a spirit that never gives up, this curvy motorcycle-riding vixen plans to get in, make her money, and get out. Part of that goal is keeping her heart locked up tight and her eye on the prize.
At least that’s the way it’s supposed to go…

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SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Arlene Gonzales



About the Author

Arlene is a single mother of three, lives in South Central Texas. Works at a manufacturing plant Monday thru Friday, but in the evening's and weekends let's her imagination go wild. She loves bringing characters to life through words. Had always wanted to write ever since she was young but kept putting it on the back burner. One day during a long drive with her son Erik, he asked her. What are you waiting for mom? Thank you for that push Erik.


Out of the Dark by Arlene Gonzales

Alexis flees from a horrific tragedy, but cross-country may not be far enough…
After witnessing the murder of her parents and brother, Alexis Moore leaves her hometown of Seattle and relocates to New York City. Hoping for a fresh start, she gets a job at the Harlow Talent Agency, and on her first day meets a stunningly attractive man—and her first client.
Aiden is instantly drawn to the sweet girl with the emerald eyes…
Aiden Steffan just happens to be the world’s top paid male model. His sexy image is plastered across magazines and television advertisements around the globe, but his fame and fortune do little to help with his own inner demons.
Sparks fly between Alexis and Aiden until they’re sent to a romantic island together…
Aiden tries to convince her that she’s different than the other girls he’s been linked to, but when they travel to a photo shoot in the Bahamas, things don’t go as planned. When they return to New York, Alexis is devastated and assumes their relationship is over. Little does she know Aiden has his own problems—his ex-girlfriend, who is determined to ruin things between him and Alexis.
Alexis tries to put her broken heart back together, but before she can do that, a monster from her past resurfaces in New York. Frank, the man who murdered her family. He’s back, and he knows where Alexis is.
What will it take for Alexis and Aiden to save each other, when their pasts refuse to let them Out of the Dark?


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SIGNING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Alex Strong



About Alex Strong
Alex Strong is a Pacific Northwest native and wouldn't have it any other way. She enjoys traveling and many outdoor activities including, but not limited to, running, camping, and drinking wine on her back deck. She has been a storyteller for as long as she can remember. Alex and her family live in the Seattle area and she sees every experience as inspiration for the next book!


CrossFire (Love&Lies Book One) by Alex Strong
Career on hold and living with her father, life has not gone as Jillian Sandro planned. But she knows it's just another bump in the road and keeps moving forward. When a running accident leads to a chance encounter with an intoxicating and intimidating neighbor, Jillian wonders if this is a chance for a brighter beginning.

As a secret operative, Reid Jackson avoids intimate relationships like the plague. Having a girlfriend would be like having a third arm, while they may be useful now and then, both would just get in the way. Yet when Jillian stumbles into his arms, literally, Reid can't deny the attraction. Could being neighborly really cause that much harm?

When Jillian gets caught in the crossfire, she learns just how dangerous Reid's world can be. And that he may not be the only one lying to her.

***Contains graphic material, intended for mature readers over the age of 18***


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