terça-feira, 19 de maio de 2015

♡ Blog Tour + #Giveaway ♡ Heartfelt Lies (Undone #2) by Kristy Love @KristyLoveWrite @BTSPromosPR

Heartfelt Lies
Undone #2
Kristy Love

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 8, 2015

✾ Synopsis ✾

Loving Cassie was effortless.
She was a thirst I couldn't quench.

She was everything I needed, but nothing I deserved.
I failed her more times than I could count.

I lied relentlessly.
And she always forgave me.

Until she couldn't.

Maybe I deserved to be left behind.

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Jax swept me off my feet with his disheveled hair and his easy smile.
I loved him fiercely.
He made me believe in the fairytale.

Then the walls crumbled around me.
The lies never ended.
I left him behind. I had no choice.
I mourned the loss of him.

But I moved on.
I created a new life,
Now, I was marrying someone else.

Where do we go now that he's back?

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✤ Kristy's Ugly Cry Books ✤

I'm not much of a crier as I read. There are only a handful of books that bring me to tears, let alone ugly cry. So for me to cry? You know a it's rip-your-heart-out book. Here they are in no particular order!

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
This book was a true ugly cry. I couldn't put it down the entire time I read it, so I was sobbing while cooking dinner. I couldn't even see through my tears. This book ripped me in two completely.

2. When It Rains by Lisa DeJong
This is another book that ripped me in two. I remember lying in bed, reading it, and trying so hard not to cry so hard that I woke my husband up.

3. How to Kill a Rock Star by Tiffanie DeBartolo
I don't know what it is about this book, but it gutted me. I sobbed forever.

4. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
This book was everything. I loved every word, even when I was reading through tears.

5. Bad Things by R.K. Lilley
There aren't any words for this book. If you've read it, you know how it feels to read it. The title says everything. Bad things are going to happen, but once it goes downhill, you're not truly prepared.

6. Lovely Trigger by R.K. Lilley
Yes, this is the book that follows Bad Things in the series, but I cried with this one too. This time, though, it was happy tears. Again, I loved every part of this book. This whole series, in fact. I highly, highly, highly recommend.

7. If I Stay by Gayle Foreman
This book is beautiful and so amazing.

8. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Yes, I know this isn't a romance book and probably not a typical ugly cry book, but this was actually the first book that ever made me cry. A certain character died and I lost it. I couldn't even hold the book any longer. This series was perfection!

9. The Year We Fell Down by Sorena Bowen
I didn't exactly ugly cry, but I was definitely teary. Everything about this book is touching and there were so many parts where I had to just stop and let the words sink in. That's the best kind of book, in my opinion.

10. Left Drowning by Jessica Park
Everything Jessica Park writes is beautiful and heart wrenching and amazing in it's own right, but this book... it holds a special place in my heart.

✿ Excerpt ✿

Chapter 1

Jax — Present

The engraved invitation I held was heavy in both my hand and my heart, but it confirmed I had the right address. I regarded the church before me with a sigh.

It all came down to this.

Cars parked nearby and guests streamed inside. I hung back, leaning against a tree. I'd hoped I would catch a glimpse of her, but she must have gone inside before I got here. Everyone was dressed in their nicest clothing and chatted amongst themselves, enjoying the day that was sure to be filled with happiness and love.

My heart was being slowly ripped out of my chest.

People had stopped filtering into the church — there was no time like the present. I slipped inside; maybe no one would notice me.

Excitement filled the interior, creating an almost audible hum. I went down a hallway to see if I could locate her. When I spotted women dressed in dark purple dresses, my heart sank. I had found her.

As the ladies talked and giggled, I pressed myself against the wall, praying they would be too caught up in their excitement to notice me. They walked right by me as though I were part of the decor. When they were out of sight, I continued down the hall until I saw the sign on the door. Bride's Room.

I'd known what to expect, but it didn't help. I was devastated all over again.

This should have been our day. She should be getting ready to walk down the aisle to marry me. If only I hadn't been such a disaster, it could have been me.

I rapped on the door and looked up and down the hall to see if anyone would come and interrupt me.

"Come in," she called from the other side of the door. My breath caught in my throat. It had been five years since I heard her voice. I closed my eyes and gave the knob a slow turn, opening the door just enough for me to slip inside.

My heart stopped and my lungs failed when my eyes fell on her. She was facing away from me, watching through a full-length mirror. When she saw me, her eyes widened and she gasped. She wore a tiara on her head that caught the sunlight from the open window and a veil that fell down her back. Her long, red hair hung in curls. Her dress hugged her body in an amazing way and it was hard to look away. She was still as gorgeous as the day I last saw her. Her blue eyes still captivated me. It was like no time had passed, and she was the same girl who stole my breath the moment I first laid eyes on her in the diner.

If only I had been strong enough back then to hold on to her.

"Jax," she said, and turned to face me. Her hands flitted down her dress, smoothing the fabric. "What are you doing here?"

"I came for you," I said, stepping closer to her. Her eyes filled with tears and she shook her head.

"You can't be here. Not today."

"Cassandra." She winced when I said her full name. It felt wrong, too intimate to call her Cassandra after so many years apart. "Cassie, you can't marry him."

"You've been gone for years, Jax. Years. I've moved on." She tried to sound convincing, but her voice wavered. That little bit of hesitance gave me the courage to tell her what I came to say.

"Please, please don't do this." I moved in closer until I was close enough to touch her. Running a finger down her arm, feeling her skin, the same electricity that was always between us sparked, and goose bumps washed over her flesh. She closed her eyes as though she were in pain, yet her body swayed toward me. I took her face between my palms, running my thumbs over the soft skin of her cheeks until she looked up at me. Her eyes were full of regret and tears.

"I'm getting married today, Jax. You can't be here." She said the words, but her body pressed closer to mine until only a breath separated our lips. Her eyes seemed to plead for me to take her away, yet also for me to just leave. She was torn, wanting me and pushing me away at the same time.

"You don't have to get married. You could leave with me right now."

"I can't. My family is here and his family is here and I can't just leave. What about Ben?"

Of course her first thought would be about her son. "We can leave through the back and I'll call my sister. Ry won't mind grabbing him and meeting us wherever we go."

She closed her eyes again and tears cascaded down her cheeks. I brushed them away with my thumbs. When she opened them, pain and uncertainty circled there. My eyes dropped to her lips and she parted them, pulling her full lower lip between her teeth. I met her gaze, where desire swirled with the uncertainty and pain.

That was all I needed. I closed the distance between our lips, and her eyes slid shut. A small sigh escaped her. I pressed my lips gently against hers, reveling in the warmth and the perfection of her mouth. She deepened the kiss, her tongue stroking against my lips until I opened them. Her hands slipped into my hair, holding on tightly as though I would disappear. I held her face between my hands, not wanting to let her go, afraid of what would happen when this moment ended.

She moaned and pressed closer to me until her body was melded to mine. One of her hands dropped down and grabbed the waist of my jeans, pulling me to her. Her body still felt familiar as I slid one of my hands down her torso and gripped her waist. Our lips moved in a frenzy as we clambered to get closer to one another. The need for her was painful. It had been five years since I held her this way and tasted her. I wanted more. I wanted to devour her and make it so she wouldn't want to leave. It was clear in my heart and mind that once our lips separated, the moment would be over.

As her hands tore at my shirt, trying to get underneath it, someone knocked on the door.

"Cassie?" a woman called through the door. She pulled away from me and the loss of her was an immediate ache. I wanted to pull her into my arms and convince her not to let this be the end.

It couldn't end this way.

"Yeah?" Cassie answered, attempting to catch her breath. She took a few hesitant steps away from me, but her hands were still clenching my shirt, holding me.

"It's time. Are you ready?"

"Yeah. Just—" She sighed, closing her eyes. "Just give me a minute, okay?"

"Sure. I'll wait for you down the hall."

"I'll be there in a minute." Cassie's eyes were full of resignation. They locked on mine.

"Cassie, you don't have to do this."

"I can't leave Nolan, Jax. I care about him." She let go of my shirt and took a few steps away from me, then turned back to the mirror. She ran a finger under her eyes and around her lips, fixing her slightly smudged makeup. When she was done she turned back to me and her eyes were no longer churning with emotion. She was surrounded by impenetrable walls. "You have to leave, Jax."

Pain twisted my heart and my stomach dropped. "Please, Cassie. Just give me a chance."

"You had your chance. You had years to come back and now it's too late."

I moved closer to her as the heavy pain in my chest made it hard to breathe. She held her hand up, stopping me. "I'm done, Jax. I'm getting married. You need to leave."

"I love you," I pleaded. I had to stop her from walking out the door and out on me. I felt her slipping through my fingers again, but this time I would fight for her. She gasped and her eyes widened briefly before she caught herself and her walls rose again.

"If you won't leave, I will." She walked to the door, her dress rustling with her movements. Before she opened the door, she bowed her head, her back still to me, and she rested her hand on the doorknob. "Goodbye, Jax."

She opened the door and stepped out, leaving me behind.

I stood in the middle of the room, still feeling her skin under my fingers and her lips against mine. I replayed her voice over in my head, aching to have her come back, but I had lost.

I had lost my reason.

Time lost meaning as I stood there, staring at the door and feeling the loss of her. Somehow, I found my way out of the room and then the church. Once I was in my truck, sadness overwhelmed me and I rested my head against the steering wheel. For the first time in years, I craved the oblivion alcohol gave me. Something, anything, to make this pain more bearable. But I had fought too hard for my sobriety to ruin it. Without hope, though, I wasn't sure what the point was.

I put the car in gear and drove away slowly, but I was leaving a huge part of myself back in the church.

The farther I got away from the church, my heart shattered. My hopes crashed and burned. I was gutted. For years, I had held the hope that I could fix things — fix us — once I had vanquished my demons.

Now I had nothing. No hope. No dreams. My heart was broken beyond repair. I was left with sadness, grief, and regret.

Maybe I deserved to be left behind.

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✿ The Series ✿

The Fragile Fall
Undone #1

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✿ The Author ✿

From the time she was old enough to form words into sentences, Kristy Love has been writing stories. She attended La Roche College and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Professional Writing. When she's not writing, Kristy can be found with her nose stuck in a book or spending time with her family and friends.

She lives with her husband and two girls in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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♡ Release Day Blitz + #Giveaway ♡ Captured By You (Until You Find Me #2) by Amber Hart @AmberHartBooks @InkSlingerPR

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CAPTURED BY YOU by Amber Hart is available now!

You do not want to miss the epic conclusion to Raven and Jospin's story.

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Captured By You
Until You Find Me #2
Amber Hart

✾ Synopsis ✾

In the passionate, gut-wrenching sequel to Amber Hart's Until You Find Me, Raven and Jospin must fight for each other in a world where love is never safe — and power is deadly.

Raven, a college girl from Michigan, came to the jungles of Cameroon searching for closure. Falling for Jospin, a handsome, charismatic hunter with dark secrets of his own, was never part of the plan. But despite their differences, their attraction is addictive, as exhilarating and wild as the rain forest itself — and also as dangerous.

For the sake of both their lives, their heated affair must remain a secret. Raven wants justice for her conservationist father's death; to help her, Jospin must turn his back on his own father and the only life he has ever known. Together they risk being hunted by a band of ruthless poachers, but they take the chance anyway, working to bring down their enemies between each stolen kiss.

But when one slip puts Raven's life at stake, Jospin knows he must act. He has captured Raven's heart — now can he set her free?

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✿ Excerpt ✿

Colors swirl like a tornado, paint slashing white paper. I don't have a method behind this picture. Just anger. Just dark-colored smears and disoriented thoughts.

I don't belong at the compound.

I stop painting for a moment. Stare at my stained hands. Try not to think about how this paint came from Mr. Tondjii's warehouse, the same warehouse that holds boxes of canned food and gorilla meat.

The paper comes from Mr. Tondjii's warehouse too. I can't risk going to the habitat for my canvases. And, truthfully, there's no guarantee that I'd ever have the strength to leave the habitat again if I were to see Jospin there, where I feel the safest — no guarantee that I'd come back to the compound to finish what I started.

I rip up the picture and start another one. Clovis gives me space. Watching as I work on the forest floor, but not saying a word. Keeping me safe and letting me go. It amazes me that he can lock it all up inside. His expression is neutral, as if he's admiring the sun-speckled jungle. But I wonder: Does he ever want to let it all out? The lies and pain? His life is just as much at risk as mine, but he handles it better. He's been dealing with it for so much longer than I have. Deceiving the alpha for a small chance to change the jungle.

Clovis claims he's doing the right thing, even if he loses his life because of his so-called treachery. How many lives have I stolen? he questions. So many, Raven, he says. It's all I have left to offer, he declares, to save what's left of the gorilla species.

It's all I have left to offer is what resonates with me. Because that's exactly how I feel. This is all I have left to offer Dad, to carry out the mission that he started.

That he died for.

My second painting is slower. I'm holding paint tubes with my injured hand, the one that still can't make a complete fist. Though I exercise it, I know it will never be the same, yet I still hope. Maybe that«s pointless, but I don't care.

There are only three colors in my hand — purple, gray, and red — but I make do. This time, I paint the forest. Trees with leaves like cupped palms, trees with leaves like razor blades. My art forest is ghostly, murky. Smudges that could be anything. All they need to do is take a more definite shape. Form their destinies, these shadow things.

If I tried hard enough, could I do the same? Shape my destiny? Claim it as my own? Maybe I decide. Maybe it's up to me, not to fate. Maybe fate is a trickster who fools you into thinking you have no control. I don't know. But I have to try. My life might not be safe, but at least I'll know that I chose this: to stop a monster.

Because Mr. Tondjii is just that.

I paint more and think of Jospin. Tears ask my permission to gather, to fall down my face, but I don't let them. I don't know if anyone, besides Clovis, is watching. Surely they are. Surely they don't trust me just yet. Smart of them. So I'll give them this: a girl who likes to paint. That's all they know from the outside.

You'll never see my insides.

By the end, I'm holding a picture of myself standing in shadow, looking out at the forest. Tiny relics rest at my painted feet. An eternity symbol for Dad, a knife for Jospin, a splotch of purple in the loose shape of a heart for Mama, the word life in sprawling, curling script. All right there, seemingly within reach. Yet Painted Me can't grab them, because she's too focused on the forest, which is covered in blood. Streaks of what look like ashen people line the forest. The sky seems to be falling. A world collapsing slowly above their heads.

I glance down at my real shadow. It's sitting on the forest floor, its posture rigid. I think about the familiarity of my shadow. Find comfort in it. My shadow understands me. Copies my every move perfectly. Has been with me from the beginning. I can count on my shadow to always be there, one of the only things that will never leave me. My shadow reflects the darkest side of me. Even in the face of so much light. Especially then.

"What does it mean?"

Hearing Clovis's voice startles me out of concentration. I peer at him. Dreads brushing his shoulders, his dark skin baking in spears of sunshine, arms leaning on his knees, sitting on a rock, and bending toward me to better look at my painting. His voice is soft and deep in case we're not alone.

"It means," I say, whispering back, "that I will crumble their world, the poachers, every one of them."

Clovis's lips twitch into the beginning of a smile. "Good."

He doesn't doubt me. He shouldn't. I will find their weaknesses, even Mr. Tondjii's. And then, only then, can I have the things waiting for me.

I reach out. Tear the painting to shreds. Because there will be no evidence here.

✿ The Series ✿

Until You Find Me
Until You Find Me #1
Amber Hart

✾ Synopsis ✾

Amber Hart pushes contemporary romance to its wildest limits in this heart-pounding novel, the story of a girl who travels to Africa to protect the legacy of one man... and stays for the love of another.

Raven Moore, a twenty-year-old college student from Michigan, feels out of place in the beautiful, treacherous jungles of Cameroon, staying in the habitat where her father gave his life to help protect endangered gorillas. He left home years ago; now Raven refuses to return home until she unravels the truth about his last days.

Raven certainly doesn't count on crossing paths with a handsome young hunter — especially one as charismatic and intense as Jospin Tondjii. Instantly, she's hooked. But Jospin is hiding a dark truth: He is the heir to a powerful poaching empire, part of a ruthless black market that is responsible for the dwindling gorilla population.

Their fathers may have been enemies, but Raven and Jospin forge a bond that goes beyond blood, a relationship that is tested as Raven draws closer to the source of her father's death. Can she and Jospin bear the weight of the secrets of the wild — and the secrets of their pasts? Or will the rain forest destroy them both?

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✿ The Author ✿

Amber Hart grew up in Orlando, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia. She now resides on the Florida coastline with family. When unable to find a book, she can be found writing, daydreaming, or with her toes in the sand. She's the author of the Before & After series (BEFORE YOU; AFTER US; MAYBE ME), and the Until You Find Me series (UNTIL YOU FIND ME; CAPTURED BY YOU). Rep'd by Beth Miller of Writers House.

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♡ Release Day Launch + #Giveaway ♡ Love, Laughter, and Steamy Ever Afters @InkSlingerPR

It's release day for Love Laughter and Steamy Ever Afters!!

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Love, Laughter, and Steamy Ever Afters
Bella Andre, Melissa Foster,
Lauren Blakely, Violet Duke,
Sawyer Bennett, Carly Phillips,
Erin Nicholas, Melanie Shawn,
Jessie Evans, Crista McHugh

Release Date: May 19th 2015

✾ Synopsis ✾

Ten Novels by Ten New York Times Bestselling Authors

From the hot big city heroes that make us melt, to the sassy small town heroines that make us smile, this limited edition collection has something for everyone. Ten sexy and sweet full-length novels — a wide mix of fun, heart-tugging, addictively romantic love stories — each handpicked by an all-star gathering of ten of today's most popular contemporary romance authors.

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BELLA ANDRE – Can't Help Falling in Love (The Sullivans)
MELISSA FOSTER – Seaside Dreams (Seaside Summers)
LAUREN BLAKELY – Trophy Husband (Caught Up in Love)
VIOLET DUKE – Love, Tussles, and Takedowns (Cactus Creek)
SAWYER BENNETT – On the Rocks (The Last Call)
CARLY PHILLIPS – Dare to Desire (Dare to Love)
ERIN NICHOLAS – Out of Bounds (Boys of Fall)
MELANIE SHAWN – Actually Love (Crossroads)
JESSIE EVANS – Diamonds and Dust (Lonesome Point Texas)
CRISTA MCHUGH – Falling for the Wingman (The Kelly Brothers)

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✿ The Books and The Authors ✿

Can't Help Falling in Love (The Sullivans)
Bella Andre

✾ Synopsis ✾

He can't make the mistake of falling for another fire victim. She can't love - and lose - another man with a dangerous job. Gabe Sullivan & Megan Harris have every reason to stay apart... but they can't help falling in love.

✽ Bella Andre ✽

Having sold more than 3 million books, NYT, USA Today & Publisher's Weekly Bestselling author BELLA ANDRE's novels have been #1 bestsellers all over the world. The Washington Post has called her "One of the top digital writers in America."

Seaside Dreams (Seaside Summers)
Melissa Foster

✾ Synopsis ✾

Bella Abbascia has quit her job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds a new life in her favorite place on earth, Wellfleet, Massachusetts. That is, until good-time Bella's prank takes a bad turn and a sinfully sexy police officer Caden Grant appears on the scene. After fourteen years of focusing solely on his son, Caden cannot resist the intense attraction he feels toward beautiful Bella, but starting over proves more difficult than either of them imagined. Can true love really conquer all?

✽ Melissa Foster ✽

NYT & USA Today Bestselling and Award-Winning author MELISSA FOSTER writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction.

Trophy Husband (Caught Up in Love)
Lauren Blakely

✾ Synopsis ✾

Sometimes you can't help falling in love, even when you try to do the opposite... McKenna embarks on a playful, ironic quest for a trophy husband after her ex has ditched her, but along the way she meets someone who rocks her world. And she'll have to choose between protecting her heart from hurt, or letting go of her fears of a new beginning.

✽ Lauren Blakely ✽

LAUREN BLAKELY writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and she has had 7 books on the NYT Bestseller list and 11 on the USA Today Bestseller list.

Love, Tussles, and Takedowns (Cactus Creek)
Violet Duke

✾ Synopsis ✾

After his combat injuries retire him from the military career he wasn't ready to give up, battle-scarred Hudson Reyes now spends his new life as a movie industry fight scene and weapons specialist simply doing what he knows best: surviving. Until he meets her. The sweet, angel-faced wrecking ball to his good intentions - antique arms authenticator and martial arts maven, Liana Lin. Even though she's everything he's told himself he can't have, sure as sin, if one woman could sneak past the barbed wires he's wrapped around his heart, it'd be her. Now if only they could stop sparring long enough to find out...

✽ Violet Duke ✽

A former professor of English Education, VIOLET DUKE is a NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary romance whose novels have been Top 10 bestsellers in the US and internationally.

On the Rocks (The Last Call)
Sawyer Bennett

✾ Synopsis ✾

He left to travel the world for fame and glory, but only after spurning Gabby Ward and crushing her young heart. Now Hunter Markham has come back home to the salty breeze of the North Carolina Outer Banks and looking at the all-grown-up Gabby in a whole new way. Still bitter over his rebuff years before, Gabby is content to stay far away from him and his dangerously charming ways, but when Hunter presents an offer to her that she simply can't refuse, she has to battle her ever growing attraction to the man that first taught her about heartbreak.

✽ Sawyer Bennett ✽

SAWYER BENNETT is the NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author of several contemporary romances including the Off Series, Legal Affairs Series, Last Call Series, and Cold Fury series.

Dare to Desire (Dare to Love)
Carly Phillips

✾ Synopsis ✾

Quarterback Alex Dare, had it all - an all-star football career and his choice of willing women - until injury forces him into early retirement. Social worker Madison Evans grew up in foster homes and knows what it means to have-not. She isn't impressed by Alex Dare's wealth or charm. Not since she fell hard for him once before, only to discover she was just one of his too-easy conquests. This time around Madison refuses to succumb. But Alex wants Madison. And if there is one thing Alex does well, it's to get what he wants. Can he convince Madison to take a risk and dare to love?

✽ Carly Phillips ✽

NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author CARLY PHILLIPS has had a successful 15 year career with various New York publishing houses, publishing over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels.

Out of Bounds (Boys of Fall)
Erin Nicholas

✾ Synopsis ✾

Wild child Jackson Brady doesn't think twice about returning home to help out when his beloved high school football coach gets sick. Jackson's done a lot of growing up in the past twelve years and this is an opportunity to atone for his past sins. But to get back into everyone's good graces, he needs to prove he's changed. Sweet, well-respected Annabelle Hartington is the key. If she'll give him a second chance, everyone will know he's a new man. Surprisingly, he's not the only one who's changed and it turns out nothing stirs his inner bad boy like the *former* goody-two-shoes.

✽ Erin Nicholas ✽

NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author ERIN NICHOLAS is the author of sexy contemporary romances. Her stories have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy and fun.

Actually Love (Crossroads)
Melanie Shaw

✾ Synopsis ✾

Real or fake... As VP of public relations for SPC, the beautiful and talented Jessie Sloan knew the difference. The order and control she had in her life was real. Love was fake and she didn't have time for fake. Win or lose... Sexy, sculpted boxing champ Zach Courtland has had his share of losses in life, but inside the ring, he knew nothing but wins. He was used to taking and landing punches, but little did he know that he was about to get the knockout of his life.

✽ Melanie Shaw ✽

MELANIE SHAWN is the NYT & USA Today Bestselling writing team of sister duo Melanie and Shawna who have joined forces to create a world where true love and happily ever after always has a sexy twist!

Diamonds and Dust (Lonesome Point Texas)
Jessie Evans

✾ Synopsis ✾

Pike Sherman is a legend in Lonesome Point, a hometown boy who made it to the big leagues. Literally. Professional baseball acquired one hell of a pitching arm and its latest celebrity bad boy when the gifted Pike was drafted. His broken heart came along for the ride, too, but he kept that private. After a few days back in Lonesome Point, Pike can't imagine life without Tulsi Hearst, the girl he left behind, but when Tulsi's secret is revealed, his heart is broken all over again. The only thing worse than losing Tulsi, is losing six years with the daughter he didn't know he had.

✽ Jessie Evans ✽

NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author, JESSIE EVANS, gave up a career as an international woman of mystery to write the sexy, contemporary romances she loves to read. She's married to the man of her dreams in a cottage in the jungle.

Falling for the Wingman (The Kelly Brothers)
Crista McHugh

✾ Synopsis ✾

Air Force pilot Caleb Kelly has come back home with one mission in mind - to propose to the woman whose letters and lucky charm helped him survive his deployment in Afghanistan. But when he finds their apartment empty with a note saying she's left him, he arrives at her mother's house in rural Alabama too find Kourtney is about to marry another man. Her little sister, Alex, convinces him that the best way to get Kourtney back is to make her think he's fallen for someone new - her. But when a fake romance becomes all too real, Alex's deception may leave them both grounded.

✽ Crista McHugh ✽

CRISTA MCHUGH is a NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author of fantasy and romance with heroines who are smart, sexy, and anything but ordinary. She currently lives in the Audi-filled suburbs of Seattle with her husband and two children.

✿ Excerpt ✿


She felt his eyes on her before she saw him.


Her body recognized the intensity of that stare as if it were hardwired to her directly.

The guys were all but forgotten now. Hell, the whole room faded away like white noise as she watched Hudson climb into the ring.

Lia enjoyed watching him move. There was nothing hurried about his motions; he always seemed relaxed and confident, efficient and ready. He wasn't intimidating in that built-like-a-fridge way her friends who'd played football in college were. Rather, he was leaner. But infinitely harder. More etched out of wood than molded out of clay. As such, running into his chest was literally like running into a wall.

A hard, sexy wall lined with bricks.

"You're killing me." His voice simmered, soft and low, with a lazy smile curving his lips to show his words were more compliment than complaint. It took just one glance at the throbbing pulse in the muscular column of his neck for Lia to know he wasn't nearly as unaffected as he sounded.

Then all analysis of the man scattered when he went and peeled his shirt up over his head, sending those granite-etched muscles of his back rippling and expanding. His eyes tangled with hers as he toed off his shoes and immediately, Lia felt a surge of adrenaline override any female reaction she'd normally have to the sight.

Because the man was doing something so much better than flirting.

He was inviting her to play.

No gloves. No strike pads.

With a slow grin, she snagged her teeth around the Velcro bindings on her MMA gloves and started stripping off the boxing tape underneath as well.

This was exactly the kind of sparring she'd been craving for weeks now.

✿ Giveaway ✿