Sunday, January 16, 2022

#NEW #KU Cocky Tech God by Roe Valentine is NOW LIVE!! Also available in audio + FREE in Kindle Unlimited!!




Title: Cocky Tech God
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Roe Valentine
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 16, 2022


Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward's New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.


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When I left Manhattan to go to a technology conference in the Cayman Islands, only to run right into my competitor Hansen, AKA the Tech God, I should have known things would get complicated.

We were both there to land the cybersecurity contract for Morgan Financial Holdings, and neither of us were willing to play nice.

But I didn’t expect things to get so messy when the hotel screwed up our reservations and I ended up having to share the same hotel room with Hansen.

If only he wasn’t so good looking, and if only the last two years of our flirting hadn’t led to a big question: to hook up or not to hook up.

Guess what…we did.

There were rules in place, though. Unfortunately, neither of us liked rules—we were like two peas in a pod.

After all, what happens on a tropical island, stays on a tropical island. Right?

But our competition took a turn, and what happened next was something neither of us wanted to leave behind.

Cocky Tech God is a close proximity/competitors to lovers romance inspired by Stuck-Up Suit.







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Roe Valentine was born into the right family. Not only does the name Valentine suit her, but her grandmother, unknowingly, introduced the young Ms. Valentine to her first romance novel. She calls herself a romantic at heart and believes that love conquerors all.

The Texas native attempted to write her first contemporary romance novel when she was nineteen years old. That attempt didn’t take, but her story has a happy ending. She kept pursuing the dream until she landed her first publishing contract in 2013.

When not busy writing love stories, Roe can often be found reading in a variety of genres, streaming all the tru crime documentaries, popping a bottle of champagne, and pretending to workout. Enjoying margaritas with some girl-talk isn’t unusual for her either. Also, she is obsessed with her hairless sphynx cats. Meow! For a night in, she and her partner are known to grill in the backyard or veg with days’ worth of snacks.

She writes steamy office and close proximity romance novels. Always HEA.

Roe loves meeting readers and authors alike! Find her on every platform.


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Thursday, October 14, 2021

#CoverReveal: A Sweet Christmas (A Sweet Confections Novella) by @n.richard.books




Title: A Sweet Christmas
A Sweet Confections Novella
Author: Nicole Richard
Genre: Contemporary Holiday Romance
Cover Design: More Than Words Graphic Design
Release Date: November 4, 2021

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Sweet Confections bakeshop owner, Thea Sheldon, hasn’t had the best of luck when it comes to the opposite sex. Over the years, she’s realized that they just don’t make them like they used to—or at least how they’re portrayed in the movies.

That all changes when a handsome, smooth‑talking stranger walks into her bakery, determined not to show up empty‑handed for Thanksgiving, when Thea catches his eye, challenging everything she thought she knew.

Benjamin Sweet had nothing to prove and everything to gain. He’s the type of man women dream of. All it took was one look from the beautiful bakery owner to know he wasn’t the only one who experienced that unexplainable shift.

Looking for love was neither Thea’s nor Ben’s focus. But a casual encounter over red velvet cupcakes has the two taking that leap, only to find out just how sweet being in love can really be. Or can it?



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EXCERPT

“Excuse me, miss,” a deep voice called, followed by knocking rather harshly on the glass door.
I pointed to the sign. “I’m sorry, but we’re closed.”
“Please,” he begged.
I hesitated, but the despair in his crystal-blue eyes had me giving in and unlocking the door.
“Thank you,” he sighed heavily and pulled his wallet from the inside pocket of his suit jacket. Bypassing me, he headed straight toward Julia. “I’ll just take some cupcakes.”
Another eye roll.
“I’m sorry, but we don’t sell cupcakes here,” Jules repeated.
“Well, give me a dozen of something—anything, as long as I don’t leave here empty‑handed, please.”
The desperation in his voice had me shuffling over to the counter and checking what was left in the display case. Only a handful of cakes, a couple of pumpkin and apple pies remained.
That was it.
“How many people do you plan on serving?” I asked, thinking if we had anything else in the back that we could offer him.
He shifted to face me, cocked a brow, and stared a few seconds longer than necessary. He wet his lips and glanced over at the bakery case before looking back at me. “That depends.”
“And what would that be?” My face felt hot from his piercing gaze.
“Would you be interested in joining me?”
“Excuse me?” I choked out, unaccustomed to such forwardness.
Averting my gaze to Julia—her expression screaming at me to say yes, to live on the edge for once. I regained my composure and smiled professionally, then looked back to the man.
“Thank you for the invitation, but I’m afraid I’ll have to decline.”
“That’s too bad.” His voice was as smooth as silk and he leveled, “You’re sure?”
I stood in disbelief and a little bit of awe. How could I not, when all I could concentrate on was the strange fluttering sensation in my stomach.
“Yes, I’m sure,” I confirmed, making myself very clear. I pressed my lips into a tight smile.
“Some other time,” he said as if it were a promise, then tore his gaze from mine and looked at Jules. “I’ll take all the pumpkin cakes you have left.”
“Certainly, I’ll get those boxed up for you.”
The man slid his credit card across the counter before turning back to me. “Are you the manager?”
“I’m the owner. Thea Sheldon.” I offered my hand, still feeling slightly off‑kilter.
He secured his hand around mine and I took into account his nice firm grip.
My sights lingered on our joined hands as I took in the faint smell of his cologne and the unexpected tingles bubbling through me. I shouldn’t be feeling this way. Not after a break‑up. What I should have been doing was help Jules box up those cakes and send him on his way.
“Thea Sheldon,” he replied in that silky voice. I looked up. The blue around his already dark pupils were a few shades lighter. Almost like a tropical ocean scene.
My cheeks heated and before I made a complete fool of myself, I squared my shoulders and gave him my best corporate voice. “And you are?”
“Benjamin Sweet. It’s very nice to meet you, Thea Sheldon.” He pronounced my name delicately, and not that I’d admit it outright, but I liked it. A lot. “Is Thea short for—”
“No.” I shook my head. “Just, plain Thea.”
“I would have to disagree. There couldn’t be anything remotely just or plain about you.”
The cocky eyebrow curl and matching smirk begged me to say otherwise. Crossing my arms over my chest, I quickly uncrossed them, recognizing my mistake when his eyes deviated downward. I shifted my weight from one foot to the next, trying to rid the dueling awkward and fascinated feeling wedging its way between us.
I had never met someone as intense and strikingly handsome as Benjamin Sweet. Someone who had eyes so blue they sparkled. Hair that looked so soft I wanted to slowly comb my fingers through, and his scruff was a perfect mess.
Benjamin was your typical cover model handsome, but suits weren’t my thing. A man dressed in a simple pair of dark blue jeans and a nice button down was what normally caught my eye. So, to have him standing there, wearing some fancy designer label shouldn’t have had me questioning my taste—but I was.
“That’ll be seventy‑five dollars, please,” Julia interrupted, and I couldn’t have been more grateful for her impeccable timing.
Benjamin signed the slip, put his credit card back in his wallet, and gripped the handles to the Sweet Confections bag, but not before he gave me a thorough once-over. The little tingles raced full force, urging my gaze away from him.
“Thank you, again.” He lifted the bag and started for the front door.
Following not too close behind, I clenched the key in my hand, more than ready to have this man as far away from me as geographically possible. For reasons I couldn’t make sense of.
I unlocked the door and held it open.
“It was a pleasure meeting you, Thea. And if all goes well” —he lifted the bag again— “I’m sure I’ll be back.”
“Likewise. Enjoy.” I gripped the side of the door, slowly closing it as he walked away. The second the lock clicked, Jules lay right into me.
“What the hell was that?” Her brows shot up, and I shrugged, still trying to calm my racing pulse.
“It looked like he was two seconds away from shoving your skirt up and taking you right up against this display case.” She laughed. “Too bad you’re not wearing a skirt.”


AUTHOR BIO


A hopeless romantic at heart, Nicole pens sexy and sweet heroes with a side of cocky, and the strong independent women who can handle them.
When Nicole isn’t writing you can find her either working at her day job, reading or lost in her pasture with her four‑legged kids—her mind off somewhere dreaming up new stories.

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#NowAvailable: Take Me to the River (Mountain Men of Whiskey River, 1) by @KaciRoseAuthor




Title: Take Me to the River
Series: Mountain Men of Whiskey River #1
Author: Kaci Rose
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 14, 2021

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What's a girl to do when she finds a sexy giant bathing in the river?

Emelie
Who leaves their girlfriend in the woods after a fight?
My now EX-boyfriend that’s who. One fight, okay a BIG fight because I found out he was cheating on me while we were camping and poof! He left me in the words.
So, I start walking to town, only I get turned around end up at the river where I meet Axel. This guy is HUGE.
With a storm rolling in I don’t have much choice but to trust him and take shelter in his cabin since I’ve been walking for hours AWAY from town.
Several days of rain wash out the road and it looks like I’m stuck here with my giant. Only he’s nothing like I thought he’d be. He’s quiet, watchful, smart, and funny.

Axel
I’ve lived alone for years and I’ve been okay with that until one day she finds me bathing at the river.
She is small, cute, and talks a lot. I find I don’t mind it.
When the storm washes out the only road into town and she is stranded with me a while longer only I am grateful for more time with her.
I like her in my space, I like showing her what I do, and how I survive out here. I like her in my bed.
After years of living alone, I find little appeal in it anymore.
When her ex-boyfriend shows up at my door can I convince her to stay?
Can I ask her to give up a life in town for one out here in the mountains with me?

This is a Steamy, Gentle Giant, Mountain Man Romance. No Cliffhangers.
As always there is a satisfying Happy Ever After.
If you love steamy romances with hot love scenes, mountains, rivers, and mountain men, then this one is for you.



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Releasing April 12th
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Releasing September 20th
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Releasing October 11th
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Kaci Rose runs on coffee, chocolate, and Oreos. She writes the type of romance books she wants to read. 
Kaci loves her book boyfriends with tattoos, muscles, beards, and a little dirty.

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#NewRelease: Read Between the Stars by Natalie Parker




Title: Read Between the Stars
Author: Natalie Parker
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 14, 2021


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Ben
They say love can happen again after loss.
I’ve seen it, and I’ve heard of it, yet it still seems like a myth to me.
Maybe because I’ve never opened myself to it
But now after a friend has pulled me out of the dark void, I’m seeing signs and feelings I thought were long dead are awakening.
And I’m feeling them for Kasey.
So many things about her set her far apart from all the rest but it’s her strength I love most about her. That and her little girl, Luna.
She deals with her own struggles like a champ but do I want to add the complication of loving a widower to her life?
While I’m skeptical at first, with each passing day, the more I believe that there’s nothing she can’t do.

Kasey
Men sure have a way of making me regret trusting them.
Besides, I have enough to deal with being a single mother while battling my own demons.
So it’s just me and my daughter. It’s better that way. She’s my best buddy and she’s enough.
Would I like her to have a father and maybe even someone to love me too?
Definitely.
So I go on dates, hoping one will lead to someday meeting my daughter, but none of them have proven themselves worth the risk of shaking the foundation of the stable lifestyle I’ve built for her.
But I’m faced with an unexpected challenge when I start to fall for a guy that’s already been introduced to her. A great guy, with a past of his own.
Can he rebuild his broken soul and see me and Luna as his future?
I want to believe he can.



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EXCERPT

Ben

I jolt awake in the middle of the night and my mind automatically goes into rationalization mode, having been through this a thousand times. It wasn’t real, it was the… dream. Except I didn’t have the dream. I suppose I could have had it and woke up from it with the same panic, but I don’t remember it like I usually do. I look around the dark room, trying to refamiliarize myself with the here and now. There’s a faint amount of moonlight gracing the floor by the window, and I can hear the vague sound of windchimes in the summer breeze outside. I’m in a bed that feels comforting, and when I look to my right, I find Kasey on her side with her back to me. Her wide-necked t-shirt is pulled down enough that it’s showing some bare shoulder. I sit there, taking in her sleeping form, quiet and peaceful. I keep my eyes trained on her while I wait for the urge to bolt out of here to settle over me. It doesn’t. This isn’t Jamie that I’m sleeping next to, and somehow, it’s okay, I realize, as my mind reconciles the situation with my life. It’s more than okay, it’s right. Kasey’s here, living and breathing right in front of me. She makes me feel things I didn’t think were mine to feel again, and one of those things is safe. So much so that I want her closer - now. I scooch over to her in the bed so that my front is flush with her back and drape an arm over her. I place a kiss on the exposed skin of her shoulder, and while she doesn’t say anything or open her eyes, I feel her fingers lace with mine and it’s perfect. It’s as if even in sleep, she understands that nothing needs to be said in this moment. We feel good and safe with each other, and that’s all that matters. Did I plan it? No. Did I want it? I did. Was it the right thing to do? Maybe, maybe not. I don’t know. Is she the right thing to want? Is it right for her to want me? Is a grumpy widower afraid of his own past what she needs right now? No, probably not. I have no right to make that decision for her though. Despite her struggles, she’s a grown, smart, and lucid woman. I still want it. But how long do I want it for? How much of myself am I willing to give? Right now, I can’t see it being as much as she deserves. I shift my thoughts from the near-to-distant future to the here and now. What do I want right now? I want her back in this bed with me. I want to lay with her for hours without saying a word.



AUTHOR BIO

Natalie Parker resides in the Seattle area with her husband and two rugrats but is originally a Michigan girl.
She always enjoyed writing and noticed she had a knack for it while earning her Psychology degree and has always been an avid reader, but never thought of becoming an author until one day there seemed to be a story to tell.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, reading, reading to her kids, drinking coffee, reading, occasional yard work, reading, listening to music, reading and writing.
Stay tuned for more to come for your favorite characters of the Turn it Up series!


#NewRelease: Fractured (Deprivation Trilogy, 2) by @authorlmfox




Title: Fractured
Series: Deprivation Trilogy #2
Author: LM Fox
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 7, 2021


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Everything about Katarina Kelly tells me to run. But this brazen, brown-eyed beauty has brought me to my knees.

As an accomplished surgeon, I’ve managed my life with delicate precision. Meeting my needs without letting anyone get close has been a complex operation.

Until her.

I have no problem finding sultry women. Women without enough baggage to fill a jet plane. So why Kat?

This broken, bewitching minx is the challenge I never saw coming. The best night of my life and she walked away without looking back.

So why chase someone who’s nothing but trouble? Because I already know, without her my life will never be the same.

This woman is enchanting. She’s stunning. She could give me the future I didn’t know I wanted or leave me fractured and alone.






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EXCERPT

Rubbing my belly, taking a sip of some of the best Merlot I’ve ever tasted, I smile over at Nick. “Thank you. This was really good.” He shared his steak, potato, salad, and bread. I didn’t realize how hungry I was until he lifted that silver dome, and the succulent aromas spilled out. Grateful to be wearing such casual clothing, I’m suddenly aware he’s still sporting suit pants and his starched white button-down.
“Do you want to get more comfortable?”
Nick raises a brow, smirking at me.
“I only meant I’m stuffed, but I’m wearing elastic.” I pull at the waist of my leggings for effect. “You’ve been wearing those dress clothes all day.”
“You don’t like my clothes?” he teases. I can tell he’s trying to be extra cautious, not saying or doing anything to make me feel pressured. I don’t want him to walk on eggshells around me. Deciding to lighten the atmosphere, I draw my legs up underneath me on the couch and slowly crawl closer to him. As I approach, I sit up, reach for his dress shirt and begin to unbutton it. As I do, I notice his eyes are starting to sparkle. He jumps up from where he’s sitting and bends down to pick me up. Holding me against him, my legs wrap around his torso as he strides to the bed. He carefully places me at the edge, and I don’t miss the questioning look on his face. The ‘are you sure this is okay’ look.
Nodding, I continue to unbutton his shirt. I look up into Nick’s beautiful hazel eyes. There’s so much reverence in them. He reaches briefly to stroke my cheek, trailing his hand down to one of my braids. I barely get the third button undone before he reaches behind his neck and pulls his shirt over his head, and deposits it at the end of the bed. I instantly place my palms onto his pecs and glide them down his torso to his amazing abs. Sitting up to kiss his warm, rippled abdomen, I’m interrupted when I feel Nick bend down to my ear.
“Oh, you beautiful girl,” he whispers, nuzzling my neck. “Will you stay with me tonight?”
Nodding slowly, I watch the broad grin that takes over his face. As I start to giggle back at him, I’m startled as he reaches for the hem of my shirt and pulls it over my head. Watching as he drops to his knees, he slowly removes my socks and then reaches for my pants. He peels them down my legs effortlessly, reminding me how skilled he is as a lover and how many times he’s probably done this. Trying to focus on more pleasant things, I shift my gaze to his handsome face. I run my fingertips along the stubble on his jaw and smile.
“What do you want, Kat?” His voice is rich and raspy.
Beaming up at him, I answer, “I want you to take these off.” Pulling at his suit pants.
“Yes, ma’am.” I watch as he removes his shoes, socks, and pants. He places them carefully over the corner chair, along with his shirt. Turning to me, wearing the sexiest black boxer briefs, my eyes travel to the obvious bulge tucked inside.
“Is that for me?” I point and quickly withdraw my finger, chewing on my nail in anticipation.
“Only you, kitten.” He walks back over to the bed, slowly removes his briefs, and climbs onto the bed with me. “Can I take these off?” Playing with the silky black lace bra and panties I’m wearing.
“Yes.”
Again, demonstrating the agility of a well-practiced lover, he reaches behind me and unhooks my bra with one snap of his fingers. As he slides the bra off of my arms, I hear him groan. He then moves to my panties, sliding his thumbs into the sides and carefully pulling them down my legs. He abruptly stops and stares.
“What?” Suddenly feeling vulnerable, I attempt to cover myself with my hands, but he stops me.
“You’re so fucking beautiful, Kat.” He lies down beside me, pulling me into him. Holding me close to his warm body as if he’s found a lost treasure. No one has ever held me this way. I wrap my arms tightly around his neck, placing kisses on his cheek. Turning into me, he kisses me passionately. I welcome his warm, wet tongue. He stops momentarily to tug on my lower lip before sliding his tongue back in for another taste.
I’m suddenly aware of how wet I am, as we’ve been unknowingly grinding against each other as we kiss. He reaches down and grabs my leg, wrapping it around him as our hips continue to undulate. As I cling to his neck, he moves his strong hands to my buttocks and squeezes as he glides his large erect shaft against my aching pussy. No one has ever been able to get me as turned on as this man. I can barely stand the teasing any longer when I feel the head of his cock slide into me. My head drops back in pleasure, and he moves his mouth down my throat, licking and kissing. His hands continue to knead my backside as he thrusts his hard cock into me. “Fuck, Kat. You feel so fucking good.”
My eyes spring open as I become acutely aware that we’re having sex without any protection. “Nick!”


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Born and raised in Virginia, LM Fox currently lives in a suburb of Richmond with her husband, three kids, and a chocolate lab.

Her pastimes are traveling to new and favorite places, trying new foods, a swoony book with either a good cup of tea or coffee, margaritas on special occasions, and watching her kids participate in a variety of sports.

She has spent the majority of her adult life working in emergency medicine and her books are written in this setting. Her main characters are typically in the medical field, EMS, fire, and/or law enforcement. She enjoys writing angsty, contemporary romance starring headstrong, independent heroines you can’t help but love and the hot alpha men who fall hard for them.

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#NEW #KU Cocky Tech God by Roe Valentine is NOW LIVE!! Also available in audio + FREE in Kindle Unlimited!!

Title: Cocky Tech God A Cocky Hero Club Novel Author: Roe Valentine Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: January 16, 2022...