The Sweetness of Life by Kathryn Andrews #BookRelease @givemebooksblog @kandrewsauthor

 

Title: The Sweetness of Life
Series: Starving for Southern Series #1
Author: Kathryn Andrews
Genre: Chic-lit/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 28, 2017
Blurb
Shelby Leah
I love food. I love everything about it.
My dream has always been to land a job with the Food Network channel,
and I’ve spent years as a food critic, blogger, and chef, tasting my way across
the South to develop recipes that are a twist on the classics and uniquely my
own. When a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes calling, I’m shocked to
discover I’ve been paired with him, the worst blind date ever—bless
his heart, and I’m determined not to let anyone get in my way. So, I buckle my
designer heels, tighten my apron, and vow to myself there’s nothing in his
playbook that’s going to stop me from tasting success.
Zach Wolff
I love wine. It is my life.
What I hate are critics. I hate everything about their dream-killing
souls and elitist attitudes. So, when she shows up in the tasting
room of my winery in northern Georgia, the devil in disguise wearing a pair of
long legs and beautiful hazel eyes, I know just the plan to make and how to use
her to get what I want. What she doesn’t know won’t hurt her, because in the
end, I will win. I always do.
Two weeks.
His wine. Her recipes. A feature article in a special issue of a
world-renowned magazine.
Pairing wine with food is one thing, but two hearts is another.

 

 

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Kathryn Andrews loves stories that end with a happily ever after. She started writing at age seven and never stopped. Kathryn is an Amazon Bestseller for her much loved Hale Brothers Series and is a Chic-lit, Contemporary Romance, and New Adult writer.Kathryn graduated from the University of South Florida with degrees in Biology and Chemistry, and currently lives in Tampa, Florida. She spends her days as a sales director for a medical device company and her nights lost in her love of fictional characters.

When Kathryn is not crafting beautiful worlds that incorporate some of her most favorite real life places, she can be found hanging out with her husband and two young sons, while drinking iced coffee and enjoying the sun.

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Hot Stuff by Kim Karr #ReleaseBlast @givemebooksblog @authorkimkarr

 

Title: Hot Stuff
Author: Kim Karr
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 27, 2017
Blurb
Get ready to fall in love with this new standalone sports romance from New York Times bestselling
author Kim Karr.
He’s the newly drafted
quarterback.
Hot. Arrogant. Too
sexy for words.
Ready to score.
I’m an athletic
intern, and the coach’s daughter.
Driven. Determined.
Prepared to conquer the world.
Completely off-limits.
You get the picture.
The NFL is full of
rules. Rules I’ve never broken. Never challenged. Never even scratched—until
the day Lucas Carrington crashes into my life with his hard body and
I-don’t-give-a-f*ck attitude.
After I almost
injure my father’s star player, I volunteer to make sure he’s in top
shape. At first, it’s hell. I don’t like his cockiness, his easy smile. Don’t
like the way he oozes sex. Or how his penetrating eyes follow me
everywhere.
That doesn’t stop me
from wanting him.
He’s meant to be a
distraction—something to occupy my mind for these precious few remaining hot
summer nights before I’m forced to leave football behind forever.
I know what we’re
doing will lead nowhere good. I know we’re crossing the line. And I know my
father will never understand.
None of that
matters.
But maybe it should.
Rules aren’t meant
to be broken.
Or are they?

 

 

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Disappointed, she unwrapped her arms from her body, and then
pivoted on her toe in the direction of the open door. “Then it looks like we
have nothing further to discuss, Lucas.”
I reached for her and tugged her to me. “I don’t want to
want you,” I breathed, my mouth hovering just centimeters from hers.
Gillian tried to pull away, but not whole-heartedly. If she
wanted me to let her go, I would have, but I knew she didn’t. “Then stop,” she
sighed.
I took her face in my hands. “I can’t. I don’t know how to.”
“Neither do I,” she whispered.
Unable to stop myself, I crashed my lips to hers and drove
my tongue into her mouth to retrace every inch that I had explored days ago.
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Reader * Chocolate Lover * Writer * Coffee Lover * Romantic
* Beach Lover * Yoga BeginnerKim Karr is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of eighteen
novels. Best known for writing sexy contemporary love stories, she enjoys
bringing flawed characters to life.

Her romances are raw, real, and explosive.
Her characters will make you laugh, make you cry, make you feel.
And her happily-ever-afters are always swoon worthy.

From the brooding rock star to the arrogant millionaire. From the witty
damsel-in-distress to the sassy high-powered business woman. No two storylines
are ever alike.

Get ready to fall in love.

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Bulldog’s Girls by Ann Mayburn #ReleaseBlitz @OnceUponAnAlpha

Bulldog’s Girls is a small town/single mother in danger romantic suspense with a hero in insta-love/lust and a leading lady afraid of commitment. There are some dark bits, and the sex is very descriptive, but overall this is a feel good love story that’s sure to make you smile. Enjoy your stay in the lovely town of Green Haven!

Amaya gave up everything to protect her daughter, Peyton, but it wasn’t enough and a sadistic enemy she thought was dead is tormenting her from beyond the grave. In a desperate attempt to keep her daughter safe, Amaya flees to the small Michigan beach town of Green Haven where she meets Paul McGregor, a retired football player and her new neighbor.

Paul, known around town as Bulldog, finds himself drawn to the sassy, beautiful young woman and her adorable little girl, yet is puzzled why a woman who is as attracted to him as he is to her constantly pushes him away. When he finds out about the evil hunting Amaya and Peyton he vows that he will do anything to keep them safe and convince them to be his girls forever.

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With over forty published books, Ann is Queen of the Castle to her husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she’s been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead-though she will deny to her children that it ever happened.

From a young Ann has had a love affair with books would read everything she could get her hands on. As Ann grew older, and her hormones kicked in, she discovered bodice ripping Fabio-esque romance novels. They were great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as muchd etail and plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she’s never looked back.

Now Ann spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get into her ‘sexy space’ and has accepted that her Muse has a severe case of ADD.

Ann loves to talk with her fans, as long as they realize she’s weird, and that sarcasm doesn’t translate well via text.

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

Cavanagh – Serenity Series by Eden Butler #ReleaseBlast @givemebooksblog @EdenButler_

 

Cavanagh – Serenity Series Vol. 1 & 2
Author: Eden Butler
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 26, 2017
Serenity Series Vol. 1

 

Home is
where your heart lives; it’s where you find your center. Even if sometimes it
takes years to admit that truth.
For these four lifelong friends, the sleepy town of Cavanagh, Tennessee—rich in
Irish history and diverse culture—is the softest place to fall. Here they
forgive and move forward. Here they love fiercely. Here they endure.

Welcome to Cavanagh, where rugby is king, Guinness is mandatory and family has
nothing to do with blood.

 

** * ** * ** * ** Chasing Serenity – Book One
Graduate student Autumn McShane has had her share of heartbreak. But she’s
learning to recover, until her ex-boyfriend returns to town, intent on making
her life miserable. Declan Fraser hates her ex as much as Autumn does, but the
last thing she needs is to put her trust in the hands of another man,
especially one like Declan, but he’s the only one who can help Autumn win an
ill-advised bet that, if lost, could cost her more than she’s willing to pay.

Behind the Pitch – A Serenity Series Novella
Expat Irish rugby player Declan Fraser only wanted to play the sport he loves.
He didn’t want to be stuck in this middle-of-nowhere town at this all too
quaint university. He didn’t want his team captain to be an entitled jackass
and he sure as hell didn’t want to fall in love with graduate student Autumn
McShane.

Finding Serenity – Book Two
Mollie Malone’s mom skipped out on her. Her biker dad, always loose and easy
with the law, still was able to make her feel loved, and to keep her safe. But
thirteen years ago, when his luck finally ran out and he landed in prison,
Mollie found herself a new family – a group of friends who know about the
rotten roots of her family tree but accept her anyway. Now Mollie is finally
able to see past graduation to a future that is bright and secure. But
sometimes the past doesn’t stay buried. Suddenly, there’s a shadow behind every
step Mollie takes. And it isn’t just the past that has Mollie’s life in
upheaval. Former Marine Vaughn Winchester has his own secrets and Mollie wants
to know each one.

 

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Serenity Series Vol. 2
Home is where your heart lives; it’s where you find your center. Even if
sometimes it takes years to admit that truth.
For these four lifelong friends, the sleepy town of Cavanagh, Tennessee—rich in
Irish history and diverse culture—is the softest place to fall. Here they
forgive and move forward. Here they love fiercely. Here they endure.

Welcome to Cavanagh, where rugby is king, Guinness is mandatory and family has
nothing to do with blood.

 

** * ** * ** * **

Claiming
Serenity – Book Three

She left glitter in his AC vents. He put green dye in her conditioner. She
buttered his bathroom floor, and he kidnapped her precious puppy. Layla Mullens
hates Donovan Donley. His crude language, his wide shoulders, his crystal blue
eyes…she hates that she can’t stop herself…from kissing him or landing in his bed.
And Donovan Donley wants nothing more than to knock Layla off her princess
pedestal. He hates her stuck up attitude and her soft, tempting lips. The white
flags in their prank war have been lowered but their high stakes battle has
just begun.
Catching Serenity – Book Four
It began with a look. Just one, thrown my way. A mad, dizzying rush of desire
cracking across the patio, bouncing around my friends, ignoring everything but
the heat bubbling between his eyes and mine. That’s when Quinn O’Malley came into
my life. We were inevitable. We were senseless. He wrecked me. He saved me. I
still haven’t recovered.

Sayo McIntyre didn’t want the complications that came with Quinn O’Malley. But
life doesn’t care what we want. It gives us what we need. *This is a multi-media
novel with illustrations from RN Laing.*

Beyond the Pitch– A Serenity Series Novella
One birth.One death. One promise of forever. Friendship means always being
there. It means never giving up, but for Autumn, Sayo, Mollie and Layla,
sometimes the demands become too much. Sometimes love gets lost and sometimes,
we forget we aren’t all alone. When they return to Cavanagh to say goodbye,
these four women, all struggling with their own stressful realities will have
to decide just how much they’re willing to sacrifice for their friends and what
that sacrifice will cost them.

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Author Bio
Eden Butler is an editor and writer of Mystery, Suspense and
Contemporary Romance novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an
honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking
and rum.
When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack
Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden patiently waits for her Hogwarts letter, edits,
reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans
Saints football.
She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her
husband in southeast Louisiana.

 

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Puck Love by Carmen Jenner #CoverReveal @givemebooksblog @CarmenJAuthor

 

 

Title: Puck Love
Author: Carmen Jenner
Genre: Sports Romance
Cover Design: Ben Ellis, BE Designs
Photo: Eric Battershell
Model: Kaz Vanderwaard
Release Date: October 3, 2017

 

Blurb

 

Stella Hart is the hottest thing in country music. For ten
years, she’s been Nashville’s darling. She’s pure, sweet, and a positive role
model in an industry rife with scandals, sex, and sequins. Men want to own her,
women want to be her—everyone wants a piece of her, and Stella? Well, she wants
out.
As the center for the Calgary Crushers, Van Ross isn’t afraid
of the spotlight, but he doesn’t much like it either. Despite his reputation as
a player, the NHL’s bad boy lives for only two things: the game, and his
younger brother. That’s why when he comes across a country music superstar
seeking refuge at his home in the Canadian Rockies, he’s not too happy with the
media shitstorm this surprise houseguest brings.
With a nationwide manhunt, paparazzi dogging their every
move, producers of a reality TV show baying for blood, and a record label
desperate to see their “good girl” returned safely home, Van and Stella’s lives
are snowballing out of control.
While Van would like nothing more than to show the purest of
them all how well he handles his er … stick, Stella is no puck bunny. Nor is
she as innocent as she’d have the world believe.With chemistry like theirs, tension runs high on and off the
ice, but the end game is the same for both players: line up the puck, take the
shot, and score. If only their hearts understood the play.

Puck fame and fortune.
Puck right and wrong.

 

Puck love.

 

Excerpt

I creep
into the room, wincing when my foot hits a creaky floorboard. I still, just
inches from the bed, paralyzed by fear. When he doesn’t move, I slowly pull
back the covers and slip beneath them, easing my head onto the pillow beside
his. Van’s arm automatically wraps around me and pulls me closer. I don’t know
if he’s still asleep, and I don’t much care because . . . cuddles.
It’s toasty and warm in his embrace, and I snuggle in.
Van takes a
deep breath in through his nose. “There she is.”
“This
doesn’t mean anything.”
“Sure it
doesn’t,” he mumbles, in possibly the sexiest sleep-roughened voice I’ve ever
heard.
“My fire’s
gone out. That’s the only reason I’m here right now.”
“Do you
want me to come light it again?”
I pause for
entirely too long. “No. You’re way hotter.”
He
chuckles. “Than fire?”
“Shut up.
You know what I mean.”
“I’m not
really sure I do. I think I’m going to need you to spell it out for me, snuggle
bunny,” he murmurs, his warm breath ruffling my hair. Oh, I’ll spell it out,
alright. I stretch my toes back and poke him with them. He jerks away, and I
plant both of my feet on his warm legs and chortle as he shrieks like a little
girl.
I snuggle
closer, my body spooned by his much larger one, and a beat passes in silence.
“Still doesn’t mean anything.”
“If I say
it doesn’t mean anything, will you shut up?”
“Yes.”
“If I say
it doesn’t mean anything, will you blow me?”
“Oh my god,
Van.” I attempt to squirm out of his grasp, but he pulls me closer and buries
his nose in my hair. He sighs loudly.
“Relax, I’m
just kidding. Sort of.”
“Go to
sleep, hockey hero.”
Author Bio
Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA Today and international bestselling author.Her dark romance, KICK (Savage Saints MC #1), won Best Dark Romance Read in the Reader’s Choice Awards at RWDU, 2015.

A tattoo enthusiast, hardcore makeup addict and zombie fangirl, Carmen lives on the sunny North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, where she spends her time indoors wrangling her two wildling children, a dog named Pikelet, and her very own man-child.

A romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?

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Welcome to Sugartown (Sugartown Series #1)

The Way Back Home

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Fraternize by Rachel Van Dyken #ReleaseBlitz @givemebooksblog @RachVD

 

 

 

Title: Fraternize
Series: Players Game #1
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Blurb

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van
Dyken kicks off a brand-new series in which romance is a game and love is a
touchdown.
Emerson just made
her dream come true as a professional cheerleader for her favorite pro football
team. But even though the plus-size athlete is breaking down boundaries, she
still has to contend with the massive rulebook. Carbs? Nope. Chocolate?
Definitely not. Still, Emerson loves her curves, and she’ll rock the hell out
of this job even if it kills her. Except for one mandate that is easier read
than done…
No fraternizing
with the players.
Problem one is
Miller Quinton: Emerson’s first love, first sex, and the guy who still ignites
her daydreams and R-rated fantasies. Thrown back together,
Miller and Emerson feel the undeniable pull of passion again, even if the
conflict that tore them apart seems insurmountable. Then there’s way-too-sexy
Grant Sanchez. He has a serious reputation with the ladies, and when it comes
to winning someone he wants, he doesn’t let anyone stand in his way.
Now Emerson is
breaking every rule in the manual. But what she doesn’t know is that she’s part
of a wicked little game—one that could steal both her dream and her
heart.
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“The day,” he finally said, “when you can’t take it
anymore.”
“Take what?”
“This.” He slid his hand down my thigh. “The heat between
us, the way it feels when we touch. Damn, just being near you drives me insane.
And humans are only gifted with so much patience before they snap. I hope to
God that I’m around when you do.”
“You think I’m going to go crazy for you, huh?” My voice
sounded way too excited about the idea, and my heart decided to skip a few
beats while my body cheered yes!
Sanchez shrugged. “I admire self-control, Curves. After all,
this isn’t going to be a one-night stand, and I have a feeling that you’re
going to make me work for it in bed. But don’t worry. I’ve been really focusing
on my own self-control. I’ll take care of you long before you have a chance to
take care of me. So yeah, do I think you’re going to go crazy? I’m counting on
it. Betting on it. Praying for it.”
“Be honest. Is that why I’m staying with you?”
“Hell yes.” He laughed. “I’m not letting you lose your shit
around Miller, proximity and all that. It’s going to be me, all me.”
“Selfish much?”
He took the exit and pulled up to the stoplight. His gaze
burned into mine. “When it comes to you? Yes. I fucking am.”
Author Bio
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, adorable son,
and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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