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Outside the Lines by Beth Rhodes Release Blitz & Rafflecopter giveaway 12/10/15

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Book Title:Outside the lines
Author:Beth Rhodes
Genre:Contemporary Romance
Release Date:December 8, 2015
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For the first time in her life, good-girl Maria Rodriguez throws aside caution for an all-consuming desire. She wants freedom from rules and her family looking over her shoulder. She wants the love she’s only ever dreamed of. But that love walks away. Jaded bachelor David March doesn’t believe in love. His fling with the pretty Hispanic woman from California is as close to feeling as he wants to get. Now, he’s back home, burying himself in work and trying to forget.

Shortly after he leaves, Maria finds out she’s pregnant. Her first leap into freedom results in a life-changing consequence. She knows she has to find him. But what she finds is not what she expects. David is not the down-to-earth man he portrayed. And the love she remembers has been replaced by cold calculation and contracts. He lied to her once. Can she trust that a marriage agreement will bring back the love they once shared?

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Blog Post: When your Hero is a BETA with Alpha tendencies

Hi! Beth Rhodes here, celebrating another year in publishing. I’ve noticed lately that romance novels are having a serious relationship with the Alpha Male. Billionaires, military personnel, fighters, policemen… romance novels have them all.

But, I have to admit, sometimes…my heroes are different.

Alphas disguised as Betas. Or, Betas with a streak of Alpha.

In Letters From Home (Love Beyond Reason, book 1), a contemporary military romance, Zack is a Non-commissioned Officer in the United States Army. He falls in love with an Officer… a doctor. And you know what? He smiles, a lot. He wants his woman, and he won’t take no for an answer…but you’d almost never know it. And my favorite scene? The one where he shows that Alpha streak over the other man.

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When Anabel snapped her fingers, Zack moved. Everyone moved.

He didn’t mind shoving the love-struck Phillip out of the way, either. Could this be the guy Lena had been going on about? An overseas address for the town’s pride and joy could be found in the newspaper… Maybe Zack hadn’t been the only one sending her letters.

He caught Lena just as her knees gave out.

“Hey.” Phillip countered the move with indignation, and his hand came out to stroke Lena’s arm.

An unexpected ball of fury lodged in Zack’s throat. He gritted his teeth. “Upstairs?”

Anabel patted Phillip on the arm with a consoling smile and nodded to Zack. “Sí. Take her to her room, Zack. I’m sure she’s just exhausted. I’ll follow you up.”

He took the stairs two at a time and turned the corner to the girls’ room, his steps quiet on the shaggy carpet.

Lena moaned and moved in his arms.

“Take it easy, babe.”

“Oh.” The word was drawn out, and she shifted in his arms. “I don’t feel good.”

Zack changed direction and gently kicked open the door across the hall from the bedroom. Letting go of her legs first, he set her down and lowered her to sit on the edge of the bathtub. She leaned against his leg so that he was stuck.

Bending at the waist, he reached for a hand towel from the rack above the sink, turned the cold water on, and soaked it. He squeezed the thick purple cotton, draining the water.

With one hand full of towel, he placed a hand on her head, and his fingers caught in the soft web of her hair, his breath stopped in his throat. Okay. It’s just hair. Really thick, shiny hair, which he shouldn’t be touching, because it made him feel an unbelievably tender ache inside. But not just that, he wanted to touch her. He shook the thought from his mind.

“Hey. Come on, Lena.” With a hand supporting her shoulder, Zack lifted her weight from his leg and crouched down in front of her. He placed the cold towel in her hand and helped her place it against her forehead for a moment. “How you feeling now?”

She opened eyes still clouded from fatigue and blinked. “A little better. I think.”

A knock on the door, and it opened, bumping into his back.

Anabel slipped in and set a glass of water on the counter. “Everyone okay?”

Lena nodded her head. “I think…I just need to lie down for a little while.”

“Zack, could you…? I’ve got Uncle Eddie down there, and he just dumped a pan of chile con carne down the front of the oven.” Giving his shoulder a squeeze, she kissed him on the top of the head. “Gracias, mi otro hijo.”

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But enough of about Zack…

David March is my first ever rich boy. And what fun I had learning about him. He’s privileged yet down-to-earth. Behind his desk, he is always in control. But when he steps into his personal life, things always get squishy.

He fights love because love brings pain. In spite of that, I love him and can’t help but share him.

Characteristics that make the hero loveable:

  1. Sense of humor: you’re going to love David’s attempt to name the baby
  2. Protective: The way he takes down Tammy after she loses it at the coffee shop makes the reader’s heart melt! Okay, mine. Makes my heart melt.
  3. Vulnerable: I never met a guy so afraid to love. He tries so hard to keep it from happening…

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He stopped short in the doorway.

Maria and Mrs. Kraus danced across the hardwood floor in front of him. Maria’s dress revealed well-toned calves with each turn. Her feet moved quick and sure under her, and the older woman’s barely kept up. The ache in his neck eased when he laughed. “Not bad, Mrs. Kraus.”

“It’s the salsa,” she answered as the two women did a little turn. Maria’s hips—holy mother, don’t even think about sex right now—moved to the rhythm and then her shoulders dipped and shook as she lead Mrs. Kraus into another twirly turny thing.

He rubbed a hand at the back of his neck with a smile.

Sex. Sex. Sex.

Stop thinking about sex!

“You try it!” Mrs. Kraus let go of Maria who did another twirl and landed in his arms.

“I’m not much of a dancer.”

Maria kissed him lightly, laughing. “Everyone can dance,” she said, taking both his hands and moving him over the floor.

He watched her feet, which happened to be bare. Toes painted a dark red.

Sex. Sex. Sex.

I’m not thinking about sex.

Liar. He lifted his gaze to her face, her pretty brown eyes, and found her grinning at him and wagging those eye brows. Like she knew what he was thinking—the little devil.

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Meet the Author

authorpic_BrhodesBeth Rhodes is a wife, mother, friend, and lover. She lives with her Army husband and their six children at the base of the mountains in Colorado. She loves the cold, coffee, camping, and sunshine.

Her stories are full of life, family, and love. You can find her reading just about any genre of romance, but her favorites are fast-paced suspense, where life is on the line and love is the only saving grace. She wants a book that makes her heart pound and her pulse race.

Beth is a member of Romance Writers of America, Pikes Peak Writers, Colorado Romance Writers, and International Thriller Writers. She is signed with Entangled Publishing and Boroughs Publishing Group.

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Fears and Scars by Emily Krat Cover Reveal & Pre Order & Rafflecopter Giveaway 12/10/15

COVER REVEAL: Fears and Scars (Book 2 in Damaged Hearts Duet) by Emily Krat

 Book Title: Fears and Scars
Author: Emily Krat
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 25, 2016
Cover by: LM Creations
One lie can destroy everything. What will a pile of them do?

A chance encounter changed everything for Ryan and Liz. Five months later, they have an all-consuming love, a deep emotional bond, an explosive sexual chemistry, and a newfound trust. They’re engaged and on the way to their happily ever after.
The only problem is a secret from Elizabeth’s past that Ryan has been hiding.
The truth will come out. Will it set Ryan and Liz free or break them apart and destroy their dreams?
Life challenges every relationship. Ryan and Liz will learn that secrets aren’t their only problem.

We’re strong. We’ll survive this. We can survive anything.” – Ryan.

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Always an avid reader who consumes whole books in a single day, Emily Krat is ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page. For her writing stories and developing ideas for novels is a true passion and a dream come true. Emily is a chocolate junkie, “Grey’s Anatomy” fan, and admirer of good music. She loves summer rains, warm blankets on cold winter nights, as well as traveling, sleeping in late (whick happens almost never), watching TV shows, and baking. When she’s not writing or rewriting, she loves spending time with family and friends.


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Gwendolyn Grace book blitz 12/10/15

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Drive Me Wild ~ Love in the Fast Lane

A Contemporary/Erotic Romance Novella Series

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I was standing in the middle of nowhere with no real destination in mind. There was only the dire need to disappear from Charleston. With my head tilted up to the gray sky and my eyes closed, I let the light droplets of rainfall on to my face. I’d reached a crossroads in my life and was trying to find a reason to keep going. I had no idea a hurricane was coming and fate would choose that moment for our paths to cross.

“Hey! You okay?” A voice called out to me in a deep southern drawl, pulling me out of my fog. “Can I give you a ride somewhere?”

I opened my eyes and found a pair of intense blue eyes staring back at me. His name was Fox. He had an irresistibly sexy grin, and judging by his fast car, a need for speed. His timing couldn’t have been more perfect. I was looking to start a little trouble, since it was what I did best and he seemed like a good target. After sharing an incredible night together, I quickly learned that Fox was more than he appeared and full of delicious surprises. He gifted my body with unbelievable pleasures and unlocked emotions that I’d wanted to keep hidden. When I pushed him away, he left claiming a piece of my soul.

I never imagined that getting into his car that day would start a transformation within me and forever change the course of my life. Fox challenged every rule I’d ever made by tearing down the carefully constructed barriers around my heart. I never intended to fall in love with him but how could I resist a man who was so different than I’d expected and more than I ever deserved? The grayness in my life caused by loss and betrayal was waging a storm within me; Fox was the anchor I needed to stop the inner turmoil and bring me back into the light.

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Carolina King

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Jonna Fox has made it her business to know everything about Mack King and it didn’t matter that he was her brother’s rival. For the last four years, he has dominated the sport of illegal street racing and was the undisputed Carolina King. Racers respected him, emulators hated him and women couldn’t resist him. There was a dangerous edge to Mack which only fueled Jonna’s attraction, but the problem was he had no idea she even existed.

No longer able to ignore her full-blown obsession, Jonna decides to make herself known to Mack. As soon as he spots her boldly moving through the crowd wearing a short skirt, and sexy high heels he wastes no time taking the bait. Except one incredibly hot and passion filled night would never be enough—for either of them.

Jonna learns that underneath the heavy weight of his crown there is so much more to Mack and the life he leads. Racing is everything to him, but in order to stay on top he succumbs to activities that have serious consequences. When a myriad of poor choices result in a situation which threatens to strip Mack King of much more than just his title, he must decide either to give up the life that has defined him or the girl who brings light to his darkness. Which will Mack choose and will it be easy as he thinks to walk away?

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Kentucky on the Rocks

A sexy, short erotic romance currently part of The Southern Comforts Anthology

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True (Book #1)

I never thought I’d risk my true… my everything, but one mistake can change lives. True love is undeniable… but is it forever? Alex Turner was my true… my husband, the father of my children, the man of my dreams. But what happens when that isn’t enough anymore? I knew something was different about Justin Rich. The way his eyes lingered a little longer on places they shouldn’t, his brazenness and suggestive double meanings excited me. I knew I was flirting with danger but I couldn’t seem to stop myself. True love can make your heart soar. Secrets and lies can break it.

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Alex and Courtney’s love is true. It was a lesson they had to learn the hard way. Now with hearts mended they focus on the future but have they learned from the past? Do they have what it takes to stay each other’s true…forever?

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Gwendolyn Grace is a contemporary and erotic romance writer. Her debut novel True made Amazon’s Top 100 best selling list in Women’s Fiction. She loves writing steamy stories full of emotion, love, and a little bit of angst but promises wrap it all up with a happy ending somehow. When not daydreaming about fictional characters, she tries to be a fairly decent wife and an attentive mother. In her spare time, she is a blogger and book reviewer however writing has been her passion for as long as she can remember.

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THE JOURNEY HOME by NANCY SEGOVIA RELEASE BLITZ 12/10/15

The Journey Home
by Nancy Segovia
Genre: Middle Grade
Publisher: Faith and Reason Publishing
Cover Designer: Book Cover Machine
Release Date: December 10, 2015

Separated from their mother and lost in the woods, two runaway slave children travel the Underground Railroad in search of both freedom and a forever home.

Thomas and Cassie’s mother hadn’t included Old Red in her plans to meet the Underground Railroad conductor. At the planned meeting time, the master’s old hound dog ripped her plans to shreds as surely as he would her two children. Using herself as a decoy, the family separated. Her final words to Thomas and Cassie were to follow the river and stay in the water to hide their scent. They did as she instructed not knowing if this would be the last time they would see her, or that this night would be the beginning of a long, dangerous journey with an unknown future.

He gave her another shove and began to run. “Hurry up, go faster. They’re catching up on us.”

Cassie again faced her brother. “That sounded like Old Red. Didn’t it? Was that Old Red, Thomas?”

He couldn’t see the fear in her eyes, but he heard it in her voice.

Old Red was mean. Mean was the only word that could describe the old, red hound. Not only that, but he hated Negroes in particular. He had been trained that way. The dog had been tied to a stake and beaten, on the Master’s orders, by slaves. Taunted, teased, and beaten, day after day, the dog learned to hate people, and he hated people of color the most.

Thomas shuddered as he remembered the Master turning Old Red loose on a captured runaway slave. He could still hear the man’s screams and see the red blood against the dark Maryland soil. He shuddered again, and pushed his sister ahead of him. His fear making him angry and rough with the sister he cared so much about.

“Faster Cassie. We’ve gotta go faster.”

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Thomas heard Cassie’s stomach rumble at the word supper. His own stomach felt like it was as empty as a dry well.

“I’m hungry,” Cassie said.

“Me too. But, we’ve got to keep on. Maybe when it’s daylight, and we get back to the river we can find some watercress or berries or something.”

Thomas knew he was giving her false hope. There would be no going back to the river. For the dogs and the Master were back there, and in the daylight he’d no longer have the North Star to guide him. Without its guiding light, they were lost.

Momma never intended them to go this way; never intended they be without help or food. Help and food had been at the bridge, last night, but wouldn’t be there tomorrow night. There was no going back. They could only go further, deeper into the south. Thomas knew he could never tell Cassie the truth. The awful truth – they were lost and alone.

Nancy Segovia has been a professional writer for over 25 years. She is the award winning author of the middle grade/YA fantasy Dragon Tears and the non-fiction work Shine. She has achieved publishing success in the fields of adult fiction, children’s literature, newspaper journalism, feature magazine articles, and poetry.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from the University of Denver and a Master’s in Religion from Northwest Nazarene University.

Of herself she says, “When not writing or teaching, I like to take online classes in a variety of areas including history, education, religion and philosophy. I also read and watch TV. Much to my shame, I really enjoy reality TV shows like “The Bachelor” and “Survivor,”  and I have an unholy passion for all things vampire and love watching “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals.” When not doing any of those things, I play with my four dogs and six cats as I love animals. In the past, I have raised and cared for horses – quarter horses and Thoroughbreds – geese, chickens, fish, birds, roosters, hamsters and once a pot-bellied pig.” She also takes in strays whether they be four-legged or two, if they need help, she will provide it. I also volunteer for several horse rescue organizations which care for abandoned or mistreated  horses or rescuing those bound for sold for slaughter. She is also married with 5 daughters and 8 grandchildren, and they are her greatest joy in life.

She currently teaches college English, and continues to write and publish. She has several books published for  including The Journey Home, : Dragon Tears released  in12/2014 , Shine: How to Walk the Talk, When You Wish Upon A Star, and Benjamin’s Bride. Next year she plans to release book one in Ellora’s Quest: Freedom’s Call and Dragon Song a sequel to Dragon Tears.

You Are Mine by Megan Fields cover reveal 12/10/15

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Title: You Are Mine

Author: Megan Fields

Genre: Erotic Romance / BDSM

 

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I. Am. Yours. ~ Jack Cole

When I first found out Ella was a Mistress, I was shocked to say the least.

Submitting to a woman, any woman had never entered my thoughts, but Ella isn’t just any woman. What would it be like, to submit your body and soul to another person? To give them your complete trust, knowing you have their trust in return. To allow them to become such a part of you, that you are unable to see where they start and you end.

Join me for a night of exploration, passion and submission.

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Megan Fields Bio

Hmmmmm a bio… What to say? I live in the UK with my family, which comprises of 2 little monkeys (aka the kids) and the other half (aka the big kid).

I’ve always read books and leaned towards the romance novels from my late teens, but it wasn’t until I read books like The Crossfire Series and J Kenner’s Stark Trilogy that I truly found the genre I liked 😉

Some of my fave authors are Sylvia Day, Jasinda Wilder, Kate Perry, Melissa Foster, K.F. Breene and Lucia Jordan to name but a few. There are definitely some upcoming authors that I have my eye on though, e.g. A.M. Willard, Louise Bay, AJ Summer, Victoria Ashley and A.M. Guilliams.

I started writing my first book Lost & Found in September 2013, so it’s been a year in the making, but I didn’t seriously start dedicating time to it until the beginning of the year when I posted a thread on Good Reads asking for beta readers.

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