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♡ Blog Tour ♡ HARD by Ava Jackson‏ @ava_jackson1 @onceuponanalpha




HARD
by
Ava Jackson‏







The last time I saw her, she was asleep — and I'd just taken her virginity.

She was my best friend's little sister. I'd broken the guy code, and the guilt had me running before she woke.

Ten years later, she's a corporate bad ass negotiating across the table from me — and hotter than ever. I want my second chance, but she's all grown up and isn't about to hand it to me.

This time, I've got a whole different game plan in mind.

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The last time I saw him, he was balls deep inside me — and I'd just lost my virginity. When I woke up he was gone.

Ten years hasn't erased the sting of rejection. And now he wants his second chance?

I swore I'd say no... but then he made me an offer I couldn't refuse: when we're working, we're strangers, but at night? He'll make my every dirty fantasy come true.

This time, I'm not going to be the one left wanting more.


Standalone steamy, erotic romance.









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Ava enjoys naughty things. She's drawn to the forbidden and taboo, and writes kink that makes you think. Raised in Idaho, Ava now lives on the East Coast with her husband, and two dogs.




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♡ Cover Reveal ♡ Rip by Rachel Van Dyken @RachVD @InkSlingerPR



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On OCTOBER 20 Rachel Van Dyken brings you Rip a complete stand alone novel that fans of the Eagle Elite series will devour!
With twists and turns you won't see coming, this dark romantic suspense will keep you on your toes and leave you screaming for more.



Rip
by
Rachel Van Dyken

Release Date: October 20th 2015





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Pretty things aren't meant to be broken.

But I broke her, and now we both have to pay the price.

I'm her nightmare.

I'm her savior.

And now that I have her signature on an ironclad contract, I own her body and soul.

She doesn't remember me.

She will.

It's inevitable.

Because as much as I know I need to stay away, for fear of unlocking the memories I helped her father bury - I can't.

She was the apple in the Garden, dangled in front of me, her core so tempting and sweet. A voice whispered. Just. One. Bite.

I bit.

I tasted.

I fell.


Welcome to the world of the Russian mafia, where death, is your only future.










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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at her website.



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♡ Cover Reveal + #Giveaway ♡ Only You (Second Chances #2) by Stephanie Rose @StephRoseAuthor @BTSPromosPR



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Only You
Second Chances #2
by
Stephanie Rose

Release Date: October 14, 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Only You is a STANDALONE novel in the Second Chances Series.

I spent my life searching for love, but Evan was right there all along. As gorgeous on the inside as he was on the outside, I never had to wonder if he loved me. He showed me with every glance, every sweet touch, every scorching kiss.

I wanted nothing more than to give him my forever — until I found out I may not have one.

Paige was the girl of my dreams. So beautiful in every way; no one would ever compare. I feared she would never be mine, and then she became my everything. I wanted to be with her for the rest of my life.

I wanted her to be my forever. But love may not be enough.

Why do I have to say good-bye to the love of my life? How can I let you go — when it's always been only you?

PLEASE NOTE: Only You is a Contemporary Romance with intense language and sexual situations meant for readers 18 and up.












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Prologue


Paige

My eyelids were weak and heavy. All I did now was sleep, but I was still too tired to wake up. I didn't even remember how I got here.

It took a pathetic amount of strength to lift my head and glance over the tray of food. I wasn't sure what time it was, but pretty sure it was late. Why they thought I wanted crackers now was beyond me. They can't really expect me to eat, can they? Swallowing anything was torturous thanks to the deep open sores that trailed down my throat. Water burned, so the thought of eating anything was as appealing as chowing down on sandpaper — and would probably feel the same going down.

I curled into the fetal position as I shivered and rubbed at my skin to get warm and felt the pointy bone through the flesh of my arms. I reached for the covers and winced at the pain fingers as I gathered up the scratchy fabric and pulled it over my aching shoulders.

It hurt to move. It hurt to breathe. Most of all, it hurt to think.

The life I wanted, with the man I wanted, haunted my dreams.

You own me. Can't you see that?

You're mine. You're everything.

I... can't see my future with anyone else but you.

I finally found what I'd been looking for my entire life, but I couldn't keep it.

The sound of voices yelling outside my hospital room snatched me out of my thoughts. I pushed myself up, panting at the exertion it took to sit upright. I leaned back on my elbows and my weak heart leaped in my chest when I recognized the voice causing all the commotion outside — the voice I'd know anywhere.

"I need to see her, please."

Evan? No, no, no. I didn't want him to see me like this. How did he find out I was here?

"I'm sorry, sir. Immediate family only. This is the ICU."

"I'm not leaving. Paige? Daisy, it's me!" My heavy head dropped to my hands. The sobs that ran through me made it difficult to breathe thanks to the oxygen tubes filtering through my nose. Pushing him away was the hardest thing I ever had to do, but I did it for him.

I didn't want to let him go. I wanted him to hold me, tell me he loved me and know he would never leave me. I wanted that so fucking much it ached.

"Sir, please. She's a very sick girl."

In time, he'd see. He deserved someone who could give him a life, children, and a future. All things I can't offer him, no matter how much I wished things were different. He deserved better than this, better than me.

The door was half closed but opened with such force that it banged into the wall and made me jump. Evan marched up to my bed and took my face in his hands. His hay colored eyes filled with tears as his hands shook.

"I love you, and I'm not going anywhere." His voice quivered with emotion, but I wasn't sure if it was sadness, rage, or a combination of the two.

"Now, you're going to tell me exactly what's going on. And why you lied to me—"





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Always You
Second Chances #1
by
Stephanie Rose

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: March 26, 2015





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To Samantha Christensen, Lucas Hunter was always the guy — the sexy, smart and unattainable man she pined for throughout college. To Lucas, she was a treasured friend, a younger sister he felt the need to protect. She had a choice — to wait and hope, or to settle.

When they meet again years later, Lucas looks at Samantha and sees a woman he wants — even though she's not free to take. As they renew their friendship he finds he's falling hard, and can't accept any less than all of her.

Samantha realizes there's hope with Lucas. Will she finally have a chance to be happy with the man she's always loved, or will obligations and insecurities stand in their way?

Can Samantha and Lucas convince each other that they belong together? That it was Always You?








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Stephanie lives in the Bronx, New York with her superhero-obsessed husband and son.

Her day job is marketing, but she always has a story in her head.

This lifelong New Yorker lives for Starbucks, book boyfriends, and 80s rock.

After spending most of her youth watching soaps, Stephanie has an obsession with angsty drama and hot romance.

She's excited to finally bring the characters she's been dreaming about to life!



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♡ Release Week Blitz + #Giveaway ♡ Tough Love (Ultimate #3) by Lori Foster @lorilfoster @InkSlingerPR





We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Lori Foster's TOUGH LOVE!

TOUGH LOVE is a Contemporary Romance and is a part of Lori Foster's Ultimate Series, published by Harlequin HQN.

Grab your copy today!

And if you haven't before, make sure you grab the other books in this fantastic series!



Tough Love
Ultimate #3
by
Lori Foster

Release Date: August 25th 2015





✾ Synopsis ✾


She's playing hard to get…to win the MMA fighter of her ultimate fantasies in a sultry new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster

Vanity Baker loves a good, clean match, but she's not above playing a little dirty. She's wanted Stack "The Wolf" Hannigan from day one. Seems as though the best way to corral the famously commitment-phobic fighter is to insist on keeping it casual. And her plan works — deliciously well — until Stack's past steps out of the shadows.

Stack learned early to stay free of attachments. But with sexy, forthright Vanity, he's the one always left wanting more. Then his troublemaking family comes back into the picture, threatening everything Stack cares about — Vanity included. Suddenly he realizes they're much more than friends with benefits. He's ready to go to the mat for her... but will it be in time to protect the woman who's tamed him for good?












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"Foster brings her signature blend of heat and sweet to her addictive third Ultimate martial arts contemporary. Foster ably tosses out red herrings and also seamlessly lays the foundation for the next book in this series. This luscious tale will appeal to Foster's legion of fans and attract new ones — even those who aren't fans of professional fighting." - Publishers Weekly





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A hundred times Vanity had thought about this moment, about playing it cool, taking her time.

Being in charge.

Not likely, not now that she finally had Stack in her house, ready, willing, even anxious. He smelled so good, a little like smoke mixed with the chilly night and his own, delicious scent of macho man. She tunneled her fingers into his cool hair. In warmer weather the sun bleached his light brown hair into a dark blond. Now, though, after a recent trim for the wedding, most of the blond was gone. The wind and the fire had left the wavy strands mussed. She loved it.

She loved his incredible body even more.

While he kissed her, she drowned under the feel of him, so tall and strong with fluid muscles that shifted against her. She trailed her hands down to his hard shoulders, then over his strong chest.

Stack freed his mouth and drew her close, her head to his shoulder. One of his hands knotted in her hair, and she felt his heartbeat knocking hard against his ribs.

"Stack?"

"Give me a second."

But... why? Levering back enough to see him, she started on the buttons to his dress shirt. When she had four of them free, she slipped her hand inside. Crisp body hair teased her palm; his skin was so hot, his chest solid.

"Hold up." He caught her wrist and kept her still while he sucked in air. "Shower," he said. "And your arm."

"Take your clothes off." She didn't mind that idea at all. "Then we can shower."

His rough, strained laugh made her smile.

"I like that." He touched her mouth. "I like how your smile always twitches into place. One side kicks up first, then the other, almost like you're trying not to smile but you can't help yourself."

An apt description, at least whenever she was around him. He made her happy. She loved talking with him, laughing with him, looking at him.

Loved getting closer to him.

Would love loving him if he'd give her half a chance.

All the fighters were focused on their careers, but Stack, more than the others, had always seemed disinterested in the possibility of a relationship.

And so she'd used underhanded tactics to get him onboard.

"Right here," she told him, "right now, you could notice things other than my smile."

Hands on her shoulders, he stepped her back. "Yeah, and I do, believe me." With some space now between them, he trailed one fingertip over the neckline of her dress, dipping low between her breasts before dropping his hand. "Turn around."

That husky command curled her toes. "What will you do?"

"Get you out of this dress."





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Hard Knocks
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No Limits
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Holding Strong
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Tough Love
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Fighting Dirty
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Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher's Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin's, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.

Lori hosts a very special annual "Reader & Author" event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women's Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children's Home.

Each year Lori donates all proceeds from one book to charity. You can see the benefit romance books here.



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♡ Release Blitz ♡ Burning Ember (Harbinger’s Of Chaos #1) by Darby Briar @DarbyBriar @BTSPromosPR




Burning Ember
Harbinger's Of Chaos #1
by
Darby Briar

Release Date: August 27, 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance





✾ Synopsis ✾


The last thing she needs after running from one monster is to land in the lair of the Devil.

Twenty-one year old Ember flees her past with soot on her face, ash in her hair, and a promise. She'll never let another man take away her freedom and treat her like she means nothing.

But that is exactly what Maverick Gunn, leader of the notorious Harbinger's of Chaos Motorcycle Club seeks to do from the moment his lethal gaze locks on her. He burns her with every look. Every touch. Every word.

Ember's only hope is to convince him she's nothing like the woman who blackened his soul before he drags her down into the darkness with him.












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Darby Briar is an American author who loves writing stories about men with broken souls and women who don't know their own strength. Most of her stories are dreamed up in the early hours of the morning, while driving, or while listening to music. She’s a business woman by day and a wife, mother, writer, and reader the rest of the time. She’s a lover of fiction whether it be a movie or book, but prefers stories with some romance, and ones that include a happy ending. Darby grew up in Utah and still lives in the northern part of the state. She's married and her and her husband have three adorable kids.



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♡ Release Blitz + #Giveaway ♡ Finding Gabriel by Rachel L. Demeter @RachelLDemeter @momentumbooks @givemebooksblog




Finding Gabriel
by
Rachel L. Demeter

Genre: Historical Romance

Publisher: Momentum (Pan Macmillan)

Ebook Release Date: August 27, 2015

Paperback Release Date: September 24, 2015





✾ Synopsis ✾


Colonel Gabriel de Laurent departed for the war intending to die.

After a decade of bloodstained battlegrounds while fighting in Napoleon's army, Gabriel returns to the streets of Paris a shattered and haunted soul. Plagued by inner demons, he swallows the barrel of his flintlock pistol and pulls the trigger.

But fate has a different plan.

Ariah Larochelle is a survivor. Orphaned at twelve and victim to a devastating crime, she has learned to keep her back to walls and to trust no one. But when she finds a gravely injured soldier washed up on the River Seine, she's moved by compassion. In spite of her reservations, she rescues him from the icy water and brings him into her home.

Now scarred inside and out, Gabriel discovers a kindred spirit in Ariah — and feelings he imagined lost forever reawaken as he observes her strength in the face of adversity. But when Ariah's own lethal secrets unfold, their new love is threatened by ancient ghosts. Can Gabriel and Ariah find hope in the wreckage of their pasts — or will the cycle of history repeat again?

Perfect for fans of Gaelen Foley's Lord of Ice and Judith James's Broken Wing, Finding Gabriel features all the dark romance, searing passion, and historical intrigue of The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables.












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"Look at me. Look at what you have saved."

Gabriel released Ariah's chin and tore away the bandage in a harsh movement. As his eyes bore into her own, pale moonlight fell upon the deformity, illuminating the twisted flesh and grotesque welts. The sight reminded her of a beautiful chateau... a stunning fortress situated along the coastline... one that had fallen into ruin and neglect. The skin was concave, destroyed, cavernous – a remnant of former glory. And the surrounding features – his burning eyes, the right side of his face, his powerful body – dwarfed the disfigurement with a striking beauty.

"Look at the monster you have created. Look upon my face, Ariah."

She shivered at the sound of her name; slightly muffled from the injury to his mouth, it slid from his tongue with equal parts venom and hunger.

"I was supposed to die that night..." The last of his words ended in a choked whisper. His face fell forward in despair until his forehead was pressed against her own. He was impossibly close. And he appeared every gram a flesh-and-blood warrior – coarse and ruthlessly untamed. Sweltering heat radiated from his body and engulfed all five of her senses. She was suffocating. Visions of that long-ago night echoed in her mind until she could perceive nothing else. Ariah gave a shallow cry as she struggled to free herself once more.

"Don't. Don't leave me. Please."

Her movements ceased. The words struck a chord deep inside her chest. She connected her gaze with his and was rendered speechless by the naked anguish in his stare. Regret and desire were etched in every line of his face – but what stole her breath was something entirely different. For the second time, it was neither anger nor resentment that radiated from his eyes, but a longing so intense that it nearly overwhelmed her: hope.








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Rachel L. Demeter lives in the beautiful hills of Anaheim, California with Teddy, her goofy lowland sheepdog, and her high school sweetheart of eleven years. She enjoys writing dark, poignant romances that challenge the reader's emotions and explore the redeeming power of love.

Imagining dynamic worlds and characters has been Rachel's passion for longer than she can remember. Before learning how to read or write, she would dictate stories while her mother would record them for her. She holds a special affinity for the tortured hero and unconventional romances. Whether crafting the protagonist or antagonist, she ensures every character is given a soul.

Rachel endeavors to defy conventions by blending elements of romance, suspense, and horror. Some themes her stories never stray too far from: forbidden romance, soul mates, the power of love to redeem, mend all wounds, and triumph over darkness.

Her dream is to move readers and leave an emotional impact through her words.



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