Worth Remembering by Holly James #BookBlast @HJamesAuthor @lolasblogtours

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Worth RememberingWorth Remembering (English Rose #1)
by Holly James
Genre: Romance
Age category: Adult
Release Date: June 4, 2017

Blurb:
Running into her head-over-heels first love during a week’s holiday in Mallorca with her spirited friend Lou was not what Samantha Hillcrest had planned. When sparks fly on the idyllic Mediterranean island she wonders how she’ll be able to return home to her husband and grown-up children, pretending her life hasn’t been turned upside down. Caught between family commitments and the red-hot, sizzling chemistry she shares with Gabriel—her love from twenty-five years ago—Samantha faces an impossibly heart-breaking choice.

A stand-alone novel, Worth Remembering is the first story in the English Rose series which follows a group of authentic English women on their complicated romantic journeys.

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Excerpt 

‘You okay?’ Lou snapped her fingers in front of my face.

Startled, I sat up sharply, almost knocking the cold beer she offered out of her hand.

‘Beer? At this time?’

‘It’s refreshing and we’re on holiday, Sam.’ She resumed her position on the sun lounger. ‘Where were you just then? You were miles away.’

‘Oh, you know, being here is bringing back all kinds of memories.’

‘You’ve never really told me about your work here.’

‘All over with by the time I met you, wasn’t it?’

Lou and I had first met at a local Guildford playgroup when the kids were preschoolers. We were as bored as each other with the inane drudgery of being at home alone with children. I adored my girls—I wouldn’t change a thing about them or about staying home with them—but it certainly wasn’t the most intellectually stimulating choice to make, and, of course, it meant sacrificing my career. In the nineties, a man like Andy wouldn’t have dreamt of giving up his important city job—I didn’t even know exactly what he did. Was it terrible of me not to care?

‘How long were you and Andy together before you had Tess?’ Lou asked.

‘About a year,’ I told her, without actually saying Tess was an accident. She could work it out. You didn’t usually meet someone at twenty-one and fall pregnant within three months on purpose—unless you were from Grimsby. She did the maths quickly and cut her eyes to me.

‘All worked out okay, though, hasn’t it?’ she said with a bright smile. Lou didn’t do misery and heartbreak. She certainly wasn’t the kind of friend I’d go to if I needed a shoulder to cry on.

‘Terrific,’ I said numbly, swigging my beer.

‘Thought we might head into Palma tonight. Try the more sophisticated bars where the locals hang out rather than risk more of the sleaze from last night. What do you think?’

My stomach lurched at the thought and I spluttered on my beer. The last time I’d been to Palma was with him.

‘Jesus, steady, Sam. We don’t have to. Just a thought.’ She wiped a splattering of beer from her arm.

‘I’d love to. Let’s do that.’ It’s not as if I’d run into him, is it? Probably doesn’t even live round here anymore.

‘Righto, I’ll order a taxi for about nine, shall I?’

That’s about my normal bedtime, I thought dimly. I gave her a cold hard stare. ‘Lou, for God’s sake. We’re not eighteen. Can’t we make it seven?’

She rolled her eyes. ‘All right, Cinders. Back before midnight, too, I guess?’

‘Not if I meet my Prince Charming,’ I retorted.

She let out a hearty laugh.

I wasn’t joking.

About the Author:
Holly James was born and raised with her three siblings in Norfolk, England. She packed her bags at eighteen to spend the next four years at university. She lived in Newcastle, Birmingham, London, France, and Spain before settling in beautiful New Zealand. Her daily loves are good coffee, writing, her children, and her husband—the order depending on what kind of day she’s having.
All Holly’s books are stand-alones with no cliffhangers. To be notified of new releases subscribe to her mailing list at http://www.hollyjamesauthor.co.uk

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“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl

Sledgehammer by P. Dangelico #CoverReveal #PreOrder @IndieSagePR

Sledgehammer

by P. Dangelico
Publication Date: September 11, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Preorder for $3.99 ($4.99 on release): iBooks

Amber Jones is in a pickle. And when I say pickle, I mean deep do-do. She knew she shouldn’t have gone to her ex’s New Year’s Eve party. And she reeeaally didn’t mean to almost burn down his house. It was the chafing dish’s fault, dang it! Now she needs a good lawyer, stat. But where to find one?

All work and no play make Ethan Vaughn a very sad and lonely lawyer. Not to mention horny. He really shouldn’t have agreed to help his best friend’s wife’s bestie with her imbroglio. Now she’s remanded on bail––and living in his house. The woman is a walking, talking category five hurricane. And considering his track record with women, he needs to stay as far away from this one as possible. Problem is, he just can’t seem to make himself.

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Cam DeSantis’ life is a hot, steaming pile. How else would you describe losing your husband, your job, and your money all at once? Desperate times call for desperate measures, so when salvation comes in the form of one intolerable a-hole, who just happens to be the starting quarterback for the vaunted NY Titans, she has no choice but to accept his offer as a live-in nanny slash teacher for his eight year old nephew. Now all she has to do is find a safe place in her mind to hide whenever she feels the need to throat punch him into tomorrow…which is often.

Calvin Shaw has zero interest in women. Wait, wait––let me rephrase that. He loves women, he just doesn’t want anything to do with ‘um. Not since his wife, presently ex-wife, got knocked up by the guy she was cheating on him with. Problem is––there’s one living in his house. And he doesn’t know what’s worse, that he promised to be civil, or that he’s attracted to her.

About P. Dangelico

P. Dangelico loves romance in all forms, shapes, and sizes, cuddly creatures (four legged and two), really bloody sexy pulp, the
NY Jets (although she’s reconsidering after this season), and to while away the day at the barn (apparently she does her best thinking shoveling horse crap). What she’s not enamored with is referring to herself in the third person and social media so don’t expect her to get on Twitter anytime soon. Oh, and although she was born in Italy, she’s been Jersey Strong since she turned six.

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Abounding Love by Fiona Tulle #CoverReveal @FionaTulle

Forever Valentine PR and More proudly presents the cover reveal for Abounding Love by Fiona Tulle!


Abounding Love by Fiona Tulle


Release Date: August 3 2017


Cover Design: T.E. Black Designs


Cover Photo by: Christopher John of CJC Photography

 

Cover Models: Alli Theresa & Gideon Connelly

 




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Blurb

 

“I, Brad Carson, take you, Lily Cunningham, for eternity. My love for you is eternal and will always be.”

Two people, destined to be together, even as teenagers.

“I promise to give all of myself. I promise to commit to pursue our common goals and dreams together.”

Through the struggles of college, and then the Army, who needed him too.

“I promise to protect you, honor you, and be faithful, always, through sickness and in health.”

Then the unthinkable happens, and puts their love to the ultimate test.

“May our abounding love serve as an example to the world, that we are forever committed and forever bonded. I love you now, I love you always, and I will love you forever.”

But when you’re soulmates, love can withstand anything.

 

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About the Author

Fiona Tulle has always had a love for writing, from a very young age. She uses her words as an escape from the day to day, getting lost in her characters’ worlds. When not writing she can be found curled up with her pups, reading her favorite books in the sunshine of Northeast Florida. 

 

She is an avid photography lover and loves hiding behind a camera as well. One day she dreams of having her own images gracing her covers. 

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I love this quote, Diana
“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl

Almost Elinor by Gina Robinson #BookRelease @ginamrobinson @givemebooksblog

 

Title: Almost Elinor
Series: Jet City Kilt #2
Author: Gina Robinson
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Release Date: July 13, 2017

 

Blurb

A kilt meets dress modern love story.

If you like good guy geek heroes who look hot in kilts, strong,
intelligent heroines, and poignant romance, then you’ll love Almost Elinor,
the second book in Gina Robinson’s light, fun contemporary romance Jet City
Kilt Series.
As a cyber war threatens cosplayer, geek, app designer, and cyber security
expert Austin MacDougall’s career, his chances of winning Dr. Blair Edwards’
heart just got a whole lot slimmer. His nemesis has stepped up his plot to ruin
Austin and take him out of the spotlight as the charming, cosplay version of
Jamie, the Highlander TV heartthrob.
Half American, half English physician Blair Edwards has problems of her
own. Her English ex-boyfriend wants her back and will stop at nothing to
reclaim her heart and separate her from Austin.
When things get tough, what does every good Highlander do? Take his
English lass to a good old-fashioned Scottish gathering in the suburbs of
Seattle, of course. But this gathering presents another set of problems…
Find out why readers love Gina Robinson’s good guy heroes, the
strong women they fall for, and their funny, witty, romantic stories.
The Jet City Kilt Series
These two books must be read in order:

 

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Excerpt
I put my
hand on his arm. “I’m serious, Austin. You gave me an opening the day we
met, a shot at something between us. I shut you down then, afraid it was too
soon.
“When
our eyes met at the party, I realized my mistake. Maybe I didn’t have all the
time left I thought I did. Maybe I didn’t have any at all. And if that were the
case, what would I regret?” My pulse raced almost as frantically as it had
at the party. “When I looked in your eyes, I was almost knocked off my
feet with the connection between us. I can’t explain it. But there’s something between us.”
He didn’t
say anything for a moment, just stared into his glass, head down, ignoring his
phone. I couldn’t read his face or his thoughts. I supposed I deserved that.
It’s amazing the scenarios the mind can run through in the breadth of seconds.
I braced myself for rejection. Well, it was my turn, wasn’t it?
Finally, he
finished his drink, set it next to him, and leaned forward with his elbows on
his thighs. He looked over at me. “You felt it, too? I thought you
did.” He grinned, sweetly tentative. “What are you thinking?”
I put my
hand on his knee. “I think we deserve to explore it.”
“I
thought that’s what we’re doing.” His voice was soft with emotion. “I
thought that’s the game we were playing.”
I felt
convicted. I hadn’t meant to lead him on. Had he seen through me? Had he
realized before I did that on the surface we were pretending for the public,
but beneath it, the relationship was real.
“I
don’t want to play games, anymore.” I held his gaze.
“So
you’re saying?”
“We
make this real.” I felt the urgency to get the words out before I lost my
nerve. “That we do more than pretend. We date for real. And…see what happens.”
My mouth went dry. I wished I hadn’t polished off my drink so cavalierly.
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Author Bio
Gina
Robinson is the bestselling and award-winning author of the new Jet City Kilt
series, the popular Billionaire Matchmaker, Switched at Marriage and
Billionaire Duke romantic comedy series, featuring a billionaire in business
with a matchmaker, a billionaire in a surprising marriage of convenience, and a
billionaire who inherits a British dukedom, the Reckless and Rushed
contemporary new adult romance series, and the Agent Ex series of humorous
romantic suspense novels. Her books have delighted readers and received praise
in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Romantic Times
Book Reviews.
She writes
romance and women’s fiction across a wide variety of subgenres—new adult,
contemporary, historical, romantic suspense and romantic comedy.
Her love
stories are infused with a happy blend of romance, adventure, a bit of mystery,
and humor. Readers are drawn to the light touch she gives even serious topics
and the fast, fun, easy-to-read pace of her books. From college campus to
Seattle to Las Vegas to England, her settings become almost characters of their
own, driving the story.
She
believes in the power of true love and passion, and that every great romance
should have a happily-ever-after.
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I love this quote, Diana
“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl

Right Text, Wrong Number by Natalie Decker #BookRelease @chapterxchapter, @AuthorNatDecker @SwoonRomance

 

Hello Readers! Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for

Right Text, Wrong Number by Natalie Decker

presented by Swoon Romance!

Find out more below and find your next read!

 

Happy Book Birthday, Natalie!

 

 

High school juniors Layla and Tyler are complete opposites. Sure she’s a cheerleader and he’s a football player, but she thinks he’s the biggest jerk in the school and he thinks she is too high on her horse to even be worth of a second glance from him. And when the two of them are near one another, sparks fly in all the wrong directions. They are NOT interested in speaking to one another, let alone date.

But when Layla unknowingly sends Tyler a smack-down text meant for the girl sending naked photos to her then-boyfriend, Adam, Tyler has no idea it’s Layla and decides to play along. After all, Tyler cannot resist messing with the pissed off girl firing off texts about junk pictures, cheating, and girl code.

As the fallout from Adam’s sexting scandal plays out in front of the entire school, Tyler and Layla secretly continue to text one another using fake names. But as days and weeks pass, things take a turn for the serious between them, and suddenly, their texts mean more. They both begin to consider revealing their true identity to the other and taking the relationship from texts to dates, then kissing and maybe more.

They say there’s a thin line between love and hate. Can reality live up to the fantasy, or will Layla and Tyler be forever offsides?

Right Text, Wrong Number
by Natalie Decker
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Publication Date: July 11, 2017

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Natalie Decker is the author of the bestselling YA series RIVAL LOVE and NA Scandalous Boys Series. She loves oceans, sunsets, sand between her toes, and carefree days. Her imagination is always going, which some find odd. But she believes in seeing the world in a different light at all times. Avid reader of everything. She’s a huge Denver Broncos fan, loves football, and fuzzy blankets. She’s a mean cook in the kitchen, loves her family and friends and misses her awesome dog infinity times infinity. If she’s not writing, reading, traveling, hanging out with her family and friends, then she’s off having an adventure. Because Natalie believes in a saying: Your life is your own journey, so make it amazing!

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 I love this quote, Diana
“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl

The Year I Dated the Internet by Stacy Lynn Carroll #SaleBlast @StacyLCarroll @KathyHabel

The Year I Dated the Internet by Stacy Lynn Carroll

With her 30th birthday fast approaching, Chelsea Wilson decides she is done being single. She is going to be married by the end of the year if it kills her. And sixteen first dates might just do that. With no male companionship, other than her cat Daughtry, Chelsea reluctantly creates an online dating profile. She begins meeting all kinds of men in a world now full of man buns and skinny jeans. While trying to find one good man, she ends up with four. How will Chelsea ever decide? The best part is she doesn’t have to. It’s up to you. In this romantic comedy like no other, you, the reader, get to pick who Chelsea chooses in the end. Her fate is in your hands.

Grab your copy for just 99 cents from July 11th to 15th

Praise for the Book
“I highly recommend reading this book. The story is fantastic, the dates memorable, and the ending is what you decide. I was so happy to choose which guy Chelsea ends up with, I felt even more involved in her story.” –Stacy Lybbert, Amazon reviewer

“Having read plenty of fiction with endings I didn’t love, this book was refreshing and fun. And having been married for a couple of decades and out of the dating scene, it was eye opening to get of glimpse of the new world of online dating and how difficult it can be.” –Holly Frasche, Amazon reviewer

“There was plenty of humour throughout the story and I shared some of the jokes with friends and family who all laughed as well. I would like to see more books like this. It lived up to its description and recommendation and I’m glad I read it. I would recommend it. It was just what I was looking for: a nice, light read with no heavy stuff.” –Autism Mom, Amazon reviewer

“I especially liked how real and well developed the characters were. The main character has dating experiences that anyone in the dating world can relate with, as well as experiences that no one would want, and ones that are unique to our age of the internet, taking the reader on a ride that is entertaining and heart warming.” –Leilani Peterson, Amazon reviewer.

Excerpt – 

Me: That’s a beautiful cat
Cat Lover: Thanks, her name is girlfriend.
Me: Oh, that’s funny.
Cat Lover: What’s funny?
Me: Your cat’s name. I just think it’s really clever.
Cat Lover: I don’t understand…
Me: Never mind.
Cat Lover: Do you like cats?
Me: Yes, I love them. I have an orange tabby named Daughtry.
Cat Lover: I have eight cats.
Me: Oh, wow.
Cat Lover: Would you like to see them?
Before I can even type a response, he starts sending me images. Eight pictures in all. In each one he’s holding a different cat and posing. With his shirt off. I am so glad I’m not using the camera on my computer otherwise he would see me laughing. I can’t stop. Even when I try and look away, the giggles continue. It’s like watching a train wreck. A train wreck involving eight cats. And a nubbin.

 

 

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Author Stacy Lynn Carroll
Stacy Lynn Carroll has always loved telling stories. She started out at Utah State University where she pursued a degree in English, learned how to western swing, and watched as many of her fellow students became ‘True Aggies’. She then finished her BA at the University of Utah where she got an emphasis in creative writing. After college, she worked as an administrative assistant, where she continued to write stories for the amusement of her co-workers. When her first daughter was born, and with the encouragement of a fortune cookie, she quit her job and became a full-time mommy and writer. She and her husband have four children, two dogs, two rats, two fish, and a partridge in a pear tree.

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I love this quote, Diana
“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl