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Man of the Moment
Gentlemen, Inc. #1
Thea Dawson

Release Date: September 17th 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

✾ Synopsis ✾

Need a hot guy? Gentlemen, Inc. is here to serve.

Tired of being the "cute one" in a family of glamorous people, Annabelle Winter decides to hire a gorgeous man from the Gentlemen, Inc. Agency to be her date at a big family event. Just once, she wants to be the envy of every woman in the room.

And with Archer Carleson at her side, she is.

Archer, a struggling actor in Los Angeles, doesn't mind making a wallflower like Annabelle look good for an evening-he's getting paid, after all, and it's a chance to further hone his acting skills. But when he realizes that Annabelle's family could hold the key to his career, he decides to take their professional relationship to a personal level.

But his attempts to boost his career by charming Annabelle backfire when he begins to fall for her. Archer will have to decide which means more to him: Annabelle-or a shot at stardom.

Reciprocity is the first book in a new contemporary romance series that revolves around Gentlemen, Inc., an exclusive agency where exceptional men can be hired to staff bachelorette parties, red carpet events, and product launches, and to serve as escorts for high-powered women who need an attractive man on their arm at public events. To find out more about these men and the women who hire them, start with Man of the Moment!

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✿ Excerpt ✿


Just an acting job, I remind myself. No need to be nervous. If there is one thing I'm good at, it's making women happy.

I knock lightly and step into the room. Cassandra is there, looking like the classic Los Angeles executive. The three-inch chocolate brown suede shoes that she wears make her appear taller than she really is. She wears a sleeveless beige sheath dress with a slim belt that matches the shoes and an eye-catching necklace made of highly polished squares of some exotic wood. She is standing by the window talking to the woman I assume has hired me.

In contrast to Cassandra, the other woman is younger, probably in her early twenties, and she's on the short side, barely five feet tall. Her breasts and hips are a little bigger than you usually see on a girl that height, but she has a small waist that gives her a nice little hourglass figure. Her wavy, dark brown hair is cut short in a bob that makes her look even younger. She's dressed in a retro-style white dress with a fitted bodice and a flared skirt that's covered in a pattern of what looks like little red cherries. She wears a cropped red cardigan over it and chunky red shoes.

She turned to look at me as I walk in and I take a moment to study her face which is dominated by large, slightly anxious green eyes with thick lashes. They're pretty but somewhat obscured by the geek-chic horn-rimmed glasses she wears. She has a small, upturned nose with a smattering of freckles across the bridge and on her round cheeks. Nice skin, I note as my eyes dropped to her mouth. Her lips are full, lush and pouty, a surprisingly sexy contrast to the girl-next-door rest of her. Finally, I take in her chin, which is small and brings her face to a heart-shaped taper.

She's a long way from the 30-something power player I'd expected. She's more geek than glamour girl, more quirky than cool. She has her own style, for sure, but it's a long way from the slender, tan and leggy look that dominates Los Angeles.

She's... cute.

Inwardly, I breathe a sigh of relief. Not to sound arrogant, but I'm a pretty good looking guy, and I've swept women a lot more sophisticated than she is off their feet. Showing her a nice time, helping her impress her friends or her co-workers for an evening... no problem. This one is in the bag.

I lock eyes with her and give her my most charming smile.

Cassandra glides toward me with a smile of her own. "Archer, thank you so much for coming in. Annabelle, I'd like to introduce you to Archer Carleson, one of our Gentlemen Attendants. Archer, this is Annabelle Winter."

"It's a pleasure to meet you, Annabelle," I say, making a point of looking deeply into her eyes.

Annabelle stares at me. At first I take her wide eyes and slightly parted lips to mean that she is pleased with what she sees, but then her pretty mouth falls into a pout and her forehead wrinkles in dismay.

She shakes her head slightly. "Oh, this won't do," she says. "This won't do at all.”

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Carey Mulligan as Annabelle Winter

"She's more geek than glamour-girl, more quirky than cool. She has her own style, for sure, but it's a long way from the slender, tan, and leggy look that dominates Los Angeles.

She's not my type... but she's somebody's type."

Fabián Castro as Archer Carleson

"You know how male models look amazing in magazines or in commercials even when they're sweating or covered with mud or drinking milk straight out of the carton? That was this guy. The things that would make an ordinary man less appealing didn’t apply to Archer."

Ellen Page as Alex

"As soon as I walk in the door I can tell Alex is home by the smell of something burning.

"Alex!" I bellow.

There's a scurrying noise from the bedroom down the hall then Alex bursts into the kitchen. She throws open the two kitchen windows, then skitters into the living room to open those windows too for good measure. "I'm so sorry!"

I sigh. I love Alex like a sister, but she's not always easy to live with."

Anne Hathaway as Carina Winter

"The thing about Carina is that even if she weren't tall and slim and gorgeous, she'd still have men eating out of her hand because she's just so nice. She's friendly and outgoing and can strike up conversations with anyone.

As much as I envy her, I adore her more."

Julianne Hough as Brianna Winter

"She's very serious, very professional. Like me, she's perpetually single, but unlike me, it's because she wants to be. Relationships are too frivolous for her, but she'll still manage to show up with some gorgeous man on her arm because she's beautiful and successful and always lives up to everybody's expectations."

✿ The Author ✿

Thea Dawson is a world traveler, vegetarian, salsa dancer, film fanatic, lover of happy endings. In an alternate steampunk universe, she travels by dirigible and gets in sword fights with dashing villains.

In this one, she lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband/salsa partner, three antic children, and an agenda-driven cat. She writes at the intersection of sweet and steamy, and hopes her stories will melt your heart and brighten your day.

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♡ Release Day Launch ♡ Strong (Stage Dive #4.5) by Kylie Scott @KylieScottbooks @InkSlingerPR #Live #OneClick

Stage Dive #4.5
Kylie Scott

Release Date: September 25th 2018


✾ Synopsis ✾

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kylie Scott comes a new story in her Stage Dive series...

When the girl of your dreams is kind of a nightmare.

As head of security to Stage Dive, one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Sam Knowles has plenty of experience dealing with trouble. But spoilt brat Martha Nicholson just might be the worst thing he's ever encountered. The beautiful troublemaker claims to have reformed, but Sam knows better than to think with what's in his pants. Unfortunately, it's not so easy to make his heart fall into line.

Martha's had her sights on the seriously built bodyguard for years. Quiet and conservative, he's not even remotely her type. So why the hell can't she get him out of her mind? There's more to her than the Louboutin wearing party-girl of previous years, however. Maybe it's time to let him in on that fact and deal with this thing between them.

** Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it's an introduction to an author's world. And for fans, it's a bonus book in the author's series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do. **

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"I don't believe this," I bitched. "My Valentino boots are actually sticking to the floor. That's how gross this place is."

Lizzy just smiled. "Told you to dress casual."

"I am."

The smile widened.

"Jeans and a tee is casual."

"A tee? It's velvet, Martha." She held a bottle of beer up to her lips, taking a sip. "I said we were going to a dive bar. You have only yourself to blame for the fashion faux pas."

"But velvet is in!"

"Would you two quit talking? I'm trying to listen," said my brother, Ben. The big hairy idiot was slouched back in his chair, bopping his head in time to the music.

Lizzy shuffled closer all conspiratorial-like. "I know why you’re all dressed up."

I said nothing. There was nothing to be said.

Next her gaze went to the man standing at the end of the bar across from us. No, no, I would not turn my head. I would not fall prey to her bullshit. After all, I'd managed to successfully avoid him for the forty-eight or so hours since my not so triumphant surprise return to the West Coast. Even with us both being in the same house. A very big sprawling house, but still.

On the other hand, it should probably be mentioned that he looked awfully good tonight in jeans and a white T-shirt with a leather jacket. Samuel Rhodes, otherwise known as Sam. Not a pretty man with his harsh features and bull-like neck, but something about him appealed to me. As always, his head was shaved and his body was built and my idiot fingers itched to explore.

Okay. So I guess at some point I must have turned my head. And shit, he caught me looking.

The corner of his lips rose just a little, just enough to mess with me, before he returned to doing his job by casually surveying the packed room. My heart did not speed up due to anything done by him. Clearly, I hadn't totally caught my breath from when we'd walked in half an hour ago or something. That was all. Interesting to note, he did none of the checking me out typical of a heterosexual male who might have been into me. In fact, he didn't really give me any signals at all. Ever.

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Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer's Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie on her website.

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