Daring Wes by Jules Barnard #ReleaseBlitz @givemebooksblog @jules_barnard

 

Title: Daring Wes
Series: Cade Brothers #2
Author: Jules Barnard
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 26, 2017
Blurb
A second chance
could either save him or destroy him…
Wes Cade was born with a competitive streak a mile wide. Ever since he
could walk, he’s made it a point to never lose. And he never did, until his
girlfriend left him senior year of college and his professional golf career
tanked.
Over the past four years, Wes has fought to regain his winning edge.
The last thing he needs as he prepares for the pro tour again is his
ex-girlfriend sauntering into the golf shop on the arm of her new fiancé. But
this might be his opportunity to win back what he’s lost.
Kaylee doesn’t seem the contented fiancée she should be, or the
cold-hearted girl who left him years ago—and she’s hiding a secret. One Wes is
determined to discover. Because if there’s a chance he was wrong about Kaylee
and she really had loved him, maybe he can break the mental block that’s left
him in the rough.

 

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Author Bio

Jules Barnard is a USA Today bestselling
author of contemporary romance and romantic fantasy. Her contemporary series
include the Men of Lake Tahoe and the Cade Brothers. She writes romantic
fantasy under the same pen name with the Halven Rising series Library
Journal
calls “…an exciting new fantasy adventure.” Whether she’s
writing about sexy men in Lake Tahoe or a Fae world embedded in a college
campus, Jules spins addictive stories filled with heart and humor.
When Jules isn’t in her sweatpants writing and rewarding
herself with chocolate, she spends her time with her husband and two children
in their small hometown on the California coast. She credits herself with the
ability to read while running on the treadmill or burning dinner. To learn more about Jules, visit her website at: http://www.julesbarnard.com

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Caged by Clarissa Wild #ReleaseBlitz @givemebooksblog @WildClarissa

Title: Caged
Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: September 26, 2017
Blurb
They call me
savage. An untamed beast.
I was born in the
cage. Born to fight. Born to carry its name.
Locked away, I’ve
spent years waiting for my mate.
I’m pent up with
need. Brimming with desire.
All I want is
her… That beautiful girl from the picture on my prison wall.
Now she’s finally
here, sharing a cell.
So close. So hard
to resist.
But one thing’s for
sure…
Even if she doesn’t
know it yet, she’s already mine.
WARNING:
Contains disturbing content that may be offensive to some readers.

 

 

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Like a wolf
that’s sniffed its prey, my nostrils flare with excitement at the sight of the
open door. Finally, after all this time, she’s mine.
I rush to
the door like a rabid animal, wanting to claim her this very instant.
I can’t
wait any longer. I want her so badly; I feel like I’m about to explode with
need, so I storm through the door, ready to take her.
I kick the
door to my cage closed and march toward hers. I ignore everything else in the
room and focus solely on getting to her. I peer around the corner through the
opening. There she is.
My woman.
My Ella.
I rush to
her, not giving a shit that Syrena is yelling at me, asking what’s going on. I
want her. No, I need her.
I want to
bury myself deep inside her and hear her moans as I fill her with my seed. I
want to feel her skin on top of mine; I want to lick her crevice and taste her
sweetness on my tongue. I want it all.
But when I
approach her, she cowers in a corner, diving away when I get close.
Her eyes
are filled with fear as I stare at her for a moment, her body shivering.
But there’s
no need to be scared. I’ll take more than good care of her.
I’ll give
her every lick she’ll need, every kiss she asks for. I’ll protect her from
anything and anyone. Because she’s mine now …
My woman.
My Ella.
I reach for
her and grasp her arm. She resists, jerking free, so I take her other arm.
Again, she pulls back and gives me this look as if she doesn’t want me to touch
her. But that’s not true. I saw her looking. I saw those hungry eyes. I saw her
practically begging for my cock when she licked her lips at the sight of it.
Just as her
eyes slide down my body this very instant, taking in every inch of my length.
She gulps, visibly impressed. A smirk spreads on my lips.
I know she
likes what she sees.
She can’t
deny her own body’s desires.
So I put my
hands on her tiny waist, lift her up from the floor, and throw her over my
shoulder.
Then I turn
around and march right back into the room I came from, kicking the door to her
cage shut.
With her
fists, she pounds on my back.
Feisty. I
like that.
It makes it
much more interesting when she’s just as eager as I am. I’ll make sure she’s
opened up to me before our time is over.
I put her
down on the bed, and she immediately tries to crawl away. Towering over her, I
grasp her ankles and flip her over. That blue dress looks pretty on her … but
it’s in the way. So I lean over her and push it up with my hand until it’s
right above her waist. I can see she’s struggling, her fingers desperately
clinging to the fabric as if she’s afraid of what’s about to happen.
But the
look in her eyes … it’s different from anything I’ve ever seen before. Like she
doesn’t know what’s about to happen. Like it’s never happened to her before.
Could she
be …?
I smile at
the thought.
My seed
will be the first to lay claim to her womb.
As I hover
over her, she places her hands on my chest and face, pushing me away. I grasp
them and pin them above her head. My face is so close to hers now … I can smell
her delicious scent. With my eyes closed, I take a whiff, and they almost roll
to the back of my head. That’s how good it smells.
But when I
open my eyes again, hers are red, and water fills them again. With my thumb, I
brush away the single drop rolling down her cheek. Then I tuck her beautiful
white hair behind her ears, and I lean in to press a kiss to her lips.
It’s
agonizingly slow for me, but I know I need to be gentle with her.
For all
these years, her body went untouched, and it doesn’t know how to respond to a
man like me. Doesn’t know how to yield.
But I’ll
show her. With my body, I’ll teach her how to submit.
Author Bio

 

Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today
Bestselling author, best known for the dark Romance novel Mr. X. Her novels
include the Fierce Series, the Delirious Series, the Stalker Duology,
Twenty-One (21), Ultimate Sin, Viktor, Bad Teacher, RUIN, the Indecent Games
Series, and FATHER. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot
men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning
about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of
movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.
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The Beneath Series by Tori Madison #Re-Releaseblitz @givemebooksblog @AuthorToriMadis

 

Series: The Beneath Series
Author: Tori Madison
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Renee Ericson, RE Creatives
Re-release Date: September 25, 2017

#1 BENEATH IT ALL

You. Have. Breast. Cancer.I wasn’t prepared to hear those words. Neither was my loving husband, family or
friends. And none of us were prepared for what life had in store after they
were spoken.I should have seen the signs all around me. I should have paid attention to the
people who supposedly loved me, the people who I’d always trusted. But I was
blind to what was going on. The effects on my flourishing career, passionate
marriage and carefree lifestyle would be insurmountable.

It was time to take control of my life and the overwhelming chaos. Time to make
the choices that were right for me. Right for my future. The future I hadn’t
planned on.

My life didn’t stop when I heard those four little words…it was only just
beginning.

*Originally released on September 24, 2014

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#2 BENEATH YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL
Four words continue
to haunt me . . .
You. Have. Breast. Cancer.I associate them with the upheaval of my life to this point. The last few
months have been a test of my strength . . . mentally, emotionally, and
physically. Cancer is a monster. It preys on your mind and it consumes you,
consistently reminding you of how your life used to be. Life before
cancer. I was a successful business woman, running my own design firm, and
was happily married to my college sweetheart. My life seemed perfect. Until it
suddenly came crashing down all around me.
So, here I am, in
the midst of treatment, incinerating the remnants of my shattered marriage and
attempting to piece the rest of my life back together. With three amazing
friends pushing me forward, the ‘post-chemo’ finish line is coming into view.
And then . . .
there’s him. The man I never anticipated. The one who breathes hope and meaning
back into my life. A man who kisses my scars and shows me that I’m beautiful. I
never expected him. Hell, I never expected cancer. I’m finally ready to write
my future, a future I never planned on, but one that is better than I could’ve
ever imagined.
*Includes new bonus short story
*Originally released on February 24, 2015

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Happily married and the mother of identical twins, Tori
Madison is active in the world of philanthropy and finds joy in making a
difference in lives of others. She is an avid reader, lover of life and a
breast cancer survivor. Currently residing with her family in her home state of
Minnesota, she can often be found at Caribou Coffee or at the dance studio with
her teenage daughters.
Writing a book was never on her radar. After a challenge
from an author friend to write 2,500 words a story came to life and a new
opportunity to make a difference was born. Her debut novel, Beneath It All,
released on September 24, 2014. The sequel, Beneath, You’re Beautiful, released
on February 24, 2015.
Tori is currently working on a spin-off series after taking
some time away from writing for family reasons. Look for updates on her
upcoming series on social media.
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Noble’s Song by Vicki Green #ReleaseBlast @givemebooksblog @rileyks3

 

 

Title: Noble’s Song
Author: Vicki Green
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 25, 2017
Blurb
A song can tell a thousand stories
And break a million heartsWhen you have next to nothing, it’s easier to be appreciative of what little
you do have.

Noble Lewis grew up with meager means yet her heart couldn’t be purer. The day
she lost her mama was the day she set out on her own, leaving behind the only
place she’d ever known to find her place in the vast world.

Her mama always told her to follow her heart, let it guide her. Her gentle and
selfless nature is the one thing that her mama gave her but is she really
prepared for what lies ahead?

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Excerpt
“You see,
Noble – I’m bad news around here. You deserve to be with someone who’s in
better regard in town. Someone you can be proud to be with.”
Reaching
up, I cup his handsome face. “Don’t you see you’re better than what you think
you are? No one’s perfect, Merrick. Lots of people have hard lives. You’ve been
nothing but kind and caring to me. And your mama? You’ve just told me you’ll do
anything for her and you have.” I smile and rub my thumb across his cheek. “I am proud of you, Merrick.”
His eyes stare
into mine and my breath hitches at the intensity. Slowly, he moves toward me,
his hand taking my arm. “I’m gonna kiss you now if that’s okay.” I swallow hard
and barely nod when his lips press against mine. I’ve never had a boy – or a
man – kiss me before. It’s not like kissing Mama at all. It lingers. Makes
shivers run through me. My lips tingle. It’s…. beautiful. It’s not as long as
I’d like, left me wanting more, but he pulls back slightly and presses his
forehead against mine.
My eyes
remain closed, and I still feel those tingles on my lips. “That was the most
perfect kiss,” I whisper.
Author Bio
Best selling Author of Romance and Romance Suspense, Vicki lives in Kansas with her husband and two boys as well as their 3 dogs that rule their house. She loves spending time with her family and furbabies as well as reading.

Look for more exciting romance adventures in the future.

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The Spirit Tree by Kathryn M. Hearst #BookBlast @ParanormalCRAVI @KathrynMHearst

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  • Title ISBN: B01G63G9EU
  • Book Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Kindle Press (the book is a Kindle Scout winner

The Spirit Tree by Kathryn M. Hearst

Tessa Lamar Novels



Lifetimes of family secrets. Threats from every direction. A young woman forced to discover the truth.

Tessa Lamar, a Southern girl with a crazy family and a brand new college degree, wants nothing more than for her life to finally start. When her uncle dies unexpectedly, she inherits more than his old truck. As lifetimes of family secrets send her carefully planned world into a tailspin, she realizes nothing will ever be the same.

After learning that she is not only a Firebird, but also half Nunnehi–the Cherokee equivalent to fairy–Tessa is forced to fight for her life against a conjurer determined to kill her, Tribal Elders trying to manipulate her, a crazier-than-a-bat mother, wolves, snakes, and one pissed off ghost. Worse still, she’s caught between a gorgeous blue-eyed cop and a Nunnehi bodyguard who she can’t decide if she wants to throttle or kiss. Good thing she was raised by two tough Southern ladies.

The Spirit Tree is the first of the Tessa Lamar Novels, a Paranormal Romance with a Southern twist. If you like down south humor, supernatural creatures, and a healthy dose of romance, then you’ll love this series.

Buy Kindle Scout winner, The Spirit Tree, and get swept away in a world of magic, creatures, and family.

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Chapter 1

Some events leave scars. They mark time, changing life as you know it into something unrecognizable. Death split my life into two periods—before Charlie and after Charlie.

That morning I woke up crying without knowing why. Dread followed me through the day. It needled at my thoughts until I succumbed and acknowledged that someone I loved would die before the sun set.

“Tessa Marie, we need you to come to the hospital. It’s your uncle Charlie,” my great-grandmother Mae said over the phone.

“Is he all right?” I knew the answer.

“No, child. He had a heart attack and is on life support. The doctors are talking about turning off the machines. Please hurry. We’re at Florida Hospital on Rollins Street.” The call disconnected. My great-grandmother must have lost cell service. Her impeccable southern manners wouldn’t have allowed her to hang up without saying good-bye.

“I’ve got to go.” I sprang from the bed, searching for my discarded clothing. Sex had been my last-ditch effort to shake the feeling that someone would die. It hadn’t worked.

“I’ll wait here until you get back.”

“Ian, get up. You can’t stay here.” I pulled a T-shirt over my head.

Ian threw the blanket off and tugged on his jeans. “What’s going on?”

“My uncle is on life support. This can’t be happening. He can’t die. I need him too much. I just talked to him this morning. He sounded fine. There has to be a mistake.” I slipped on my flip-flops and headed for the door.

“Let me drive.” Ian jangled his keys.

I wanted to tell him to stay put, but I didn’t feel like driving.

We rode in silence for a while before Ian sighed and turned on the radio. A disembodied voice reported the murder of a young mother and the possible kidnapping of two small children. The victim’s mother had found her daughter’s body in the kitchen earlier that day. The children hadn’t been located, and the police had yet to release any names. I drew my knees to my chest and prayed for both my own family and that of the murdered woman.

“Want me to come in?” Ian eased the car to a stop.

I studied him for the first time since the call had ruined our alone time. Wide-eyed, he rubbed his palm on his thigh and shifted in his seat. His expression puzzled me. I couldn’t tell if he was worried about me or if he feared I would actually ask him to come inside. We’d dated about three weeks—if hanging out during happy hour and having sex at every opportunity counted as dating. Come to think of it, we’d never had a proper date.

No, I’m fine. Thank you, though.”

Ian exhaled and grasped the steering wheel. He started to pull away before the car door even shut. Actions spoke louder than words, and his actions screamed.

I stood on the sidewalk and gathered the courage to walk into the hospital’s lobby. My skin prickled as I passed through the glass doors. I turned and found the woman behind the welcome desk glaring. Under the puff of cottony white hair, two dark, beady eyes fixed on me. The woman wore a blue vest with a colorful badge that proclaimed her status as a volunteer. Her lips twisted in disapproval. I wondered, What have I done to offend her? I resisted the urge to rush up the escalators in order to avoid the sour old woman.

Behind the welcome desk was the hospital gift shop, filled with flowers and balloons. The contrast between the not-so-welcome desk and the happy little gift shop made me grin. I squared my shoulders and walked to the desk.

“Can you tell me what room Charles Nokoseka is in?”

“Nokoseka? How do you spell that?” The old woman glared at me.

I spelled the last name for her, exaggerating the pronunciation of each letter. I knew the drill. It wasn’t my last name, but I’d spelled Nokoseka a million times. The woman typed in the name, looking between me and the screen.

“He is in ICU Step Down. Only immediate family members are allowed to visit.” For some unknown reason, the little old lady had an issue with me.

“I’m his niece, but he raised me . . .” What the hell? I didn’t have time to argue. I needed to find my uncle.

“You’ve missed visiting hours.”

“Considering they called me to pull the damned plug, I don’t think visiting hours are going to be an issue. Tell me where he is.” My outburst surprised us both. I didn’t care.

I hurried to the escalators, then took the metal steps two at a time. The hairs on the back of my neck stood up. I needed to get to my family. Something was wrong—more wrong than the fact that the man who’d raised me was fighting for his life at this very moment. I rounded the corner to the Step Down unit and stopped.

Two large men stood in front of the elevators, blocking the hall. Their size didn’t strike me as much as their ponytails and sharp features did. They could’ve been members of Charlie’s tribe, coming to pay their last respects, had it not been for their tight expressions and stiff postures. They were angry, very angry.

I turned and went in the opposite direction until the elevator pinged. I counted to ten and doubled back toward Charlie’s room, pausing in the hallway. At least twenty family members had gathered in the waiting room, including my mother. At that moment, I would rather have gone up against the two big guys in the hall than face down my family. I should’ve guessed my mother would be there. Even still, it struck me like a punch to the gut.

All eyes turned to me when I stepped into the waiting room. I scanned the faces, searching for my great-grandmother or great-aunt, but found neither. The television in the corner caught my attention. The newscast reported on the story of the murdered mother. Pictures of the young woman with two small children flashed across the screen. The police urged the public to call with any information regarding the whereabouts of the kids.

Hearing the story on the radio had tugged at my heartstrings. Seeing the children’s faces yanked them out. “Shit.”

“Now, darlin’, that is something we do, not something we say.” The sweet southern drawl and gentle chiding made me feel like I was eight years old. Gram Mae had told me the same thing while standing in her vegetable garden. The second time I cursed in front of her earned me Ivory soap for mouthwash.

I bent down to hug Mae’s short, round body. Gram Mae had grown up in abject poverty but behaved like a southern lady. She grew her own tomatoes, drank her tea sweet as cane, and could drop a deer, or a whiskey, in one shot.

“How is he?” I cringed, wanting to believe Glinda the Good Witch would swoop down in her bubble and fix all the wrongs.

“Not good, darlin’.”

“Can I see him?”

“He’s waiting for you.” Mae took a firm grip on my hand and led me away from the wide-eyed family members. Gram Mae didn’t have that determined look in her eyes often. They all knew to get out of her way when she did—everyone, that is, except my mother.

 

 

 

Kathryn M. Hearst is a southern girl with a love of the dark and strange. She has been a storyteller her entire life, as a child, she took people watching to new heights by creating back stories of complete strangers. Besides writing, she has a passion for shoes, vintage clothing, antique British cars, music, musicians and all things musical (including theater). Kate lives in central Florida with her chocolate lab, Jolene; and two rescue pups, Jagger and Roxanne. She is a self-proclaimed nerd, raising a nerdling.

The Order of the Sinistra Dei is her first series and includes titles, Feast of the Epiphany and Feast of Mercy. Kate’s novel, The Spirit Tree, won a publishing contract with Kindle Press through the Kindle Scout contest. Stay tuned for a Christmas novel featuring Tessa Lamar. Her short stories have been published in various anthologies.

Visit Kathryn’s Amazon Author page for more information on currently available titles.

 

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