2019 North Iowa Book Bash!!

Oh I know how late I am with this post, but let me tell you, I won’t ever forget my first trip to the North Iowa Book Bash!

I am already planning a road trip for next year!

First off I have to say, road tripping with my momma was phenomenal! We had a blast!

 

I got to meet some amazing authors! Samantha LindHeidi HutchinsonMira Lyn KellyJD Hollyfield and Harloe Rae!  I also got to meet book cover model and a really nice guy Zack Salaun.

The 80’s themed afterparty was amazing and with the help of Heidi, Zack, Kati, and author Jennifer Ann we were able to recreate the iconic movie The Breakfast Club! Heidi had the idea and she ran with it! I was so honored to help out by dressing up as the basket case! (Totally my thing!)

This was my first book event of the year and certainly not my last!! Stay tuned for more of my adventures here!!

My next event post will be coming soon! I promise!

 

Cover Reveal!! Instant Gratification by Lauren Blakely

 

INSTANT GRATIFICATION by Lauren Blakely
Release Date: September 3rd
Cover Designer: Helen Williams

 

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Audiobook preorder coming in late July
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The cast for this full-cast audiobook will be announced on May 24th! Stay tuned!

 

 

Blurb:
Snagging a date? Not a problem. But one that meets my special requirements?

As the premier best-man-for hire in all of Manhattan, I promise discretion, so when I need a plus one for a couple of “I dos,” she needs to be A-Plus in reliability. Fortunately, I have a brilliant solution in asking my best friend’s sister to go on my arm. Truly is my good friend, too, and I trust her completely.

Just look how discreet she’s been about the time we spent the night together. But, it was only once, and it was months ago. We’ve been the souls of restraint ever since. I’m sure we can make it through these weddings without banging each other in the limo. Probably.

Plus, she needs my help with a business proposal. A little I’ll-scratch-your-back-you-scratch-mine doesn’t have to lead to the bedroom, right?

Good thing we know our way around the friend zone. The treacherous, torturous all-too-easy to slide out of friend zone…

Instant Gratification is told from the hero’s POV, so if you loved Big Rock, Mister O, or Full Package, you’ll devour this new standalone rom-com!

 

 

About the Author:
A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’ssweet, sexy and witty. Her heroines are strong and smart and her heroes have hearts of gold and fantastic funny bones. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she’s sold more than 3 million books.

In June she’ll release SATISFACTION GUARANTEED and in September INSTANT GRATIFICATION.

She’d love to give you a free book today! Check out her web site to grab your free read: laurenblakely.com/one-free-book/

 

 

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Teaser Thursday!! Fearless King by Maya Hughes

 

Title: Fearless King

Author: Maya Hughes

Genre: New Adult Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber, Qamber Designs

Release Date: May 30, 2019

 

BLURB

 

My first crush. My first heartbreak. My brother’s best friend.

 

The butterflies in my stomach turned into full blown eagles the second our lips touched. A kiss under the stars that changed our relationship forever.

 

After a lifetime of wishing, I stared up into Ford’s eyes with his fingers caressing my cheek and my heart racing.

 

The evening ended with my heart bleeding on the ballroom floor.

 

He destroyed my heart two years ago…but now he wants back in my life.

 

This time I won’t fall under his spell. I’ll resist his sexy, scruffy beard, and panty-melting smirk.

I thought I was over him. Hell, I fully planned to wave to him through my rearview mirror…but with one text, in the middle of the night, I know I’m in over my head.

 

Ford: I need you.

 

Dive right into the Fearless King short, The Wedding Kiss!

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Author Bio

Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.

 

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Happy Release Day & Review!! Written With Regret by Aly Martinez

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Written With Regret, the first in an all-new emotional duet from USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez, is available now!

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Every little girl dreams of the fairytale. The one where the white knight rushes in to save her from the clutches of evil. They fall in love, have babies, and live happily ever after.

By that definition, my life should have been a fairytale too.

When I was eight years old, Caven Hunt saved me from the worst kind of evil to walk the Earth. It didn’t matter that I was a kid. I fell in love with him all the same.

But that was where my fairytale ended.

Years later, a one-night stand during the darkest time imaginable gave us a little girl. It was nothing compared to the pitch black that consumed me when I was forced to leave her with Caven for good.

At the end of every fairytale, the happily-ever-after is the one thing that remains consistent. It wasn’t going to be mine, but there hadn’t been a night that passed where I hadn’t prayed that it would be hers.

I owed Caven my life.

However, I owed that innocent child more.

And that included ripping the heart from my chest and facing her father again.

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About Aly

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her husband and four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and olives. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.

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My Review…

The Regret Duet (Book 1)

“Live in the seconds…” 

This story starts with a bang. An awful, awful bang.  Then this story takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions! I caught myself gasping, laughing and crying. A was so immersed in this story that the real world around me stopped.  This is a true testament to the writing genius that is Aly Martinez.

This story is about Caven and Hadley, but it’s about so much more.  The history between the two of them is so fantastical but made so believable.  The secrets and half-truths between them come to light as this story goes on and it’s going to keep you turning the pages until the end.

You really have to read this story slowly, Ms. Martinez has a talent of giving subtle clues about what this story is really about and it’s going to leave you guessing until the end of this book! The twists in this is going to grab your heart and squeeze it until the next book comes out! I know Ms. Martinez is holding my heart hostage until the next book in this duet comes out!

I can honestly say that this story is going to be in the running for my “Best of 2019 Reads”.  Ms. Martinez has yet to disappoint me with her stories and this one has got to be one of the best!

Get this book, you will thank me later!

Cover Reveal!! Dirty Flirty Enemy by Piper Rayne

He’s the arrogant Manhattan realtor with billboards advertising his six-pack more than his expertise in negotiations.

I’m the competing broker who stupidly moved across the hall from his office.

From day one, I’ve been his sworn enemy. Okay, so I might have accidentally stolen one of his clients. Well, is it stealing if the client comes to me?

Even our vicious banter and loathing gazes can’t hide the
chemistry between us. Who can blame me? He has enough charisma to make every hot-blooded woman in the city melt with a single word.

Just when I think a mutual respect could be born between us, the biggest developer in the city offers us an opportunity that pits us against each other.

Time to forget Carmelo Mancini’s dreamy eyes and tight abs.

Game on.

 
 
 
 

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Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). A little about us… We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

 

Blog Tour!! Undeniable by Melanie Harlow

See My Review Here!!

“Whoa. Undeniable is one of my top reads! Sizzling chemistry, off the charts sexual tension and all the feels I’ve come to expect with a Melanie Harlow romance!”- Ilsa Madden-Mills, Wall Street Journal bestselling author

Undeniable, an all-new sexy standalone second chance romance from USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow, is available now!

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When we were eleven, Oliver Ford Pemberton dared me to jump off a barn roof. He said you couldn’t break a leg from a 12-foot-jump.

He lied.

(You can also break a collarbone, which served him right as far as I was concerned.)

I wish I could say it was the last dare I ever took from him, the last bet I ever made with him, the last time I ever trusted Oliver Ford Pemberton.

But it wasn’t.

Because he had the nerve to grow up gorgeous, charming, and sexy. And as we got older, the dares only got dirtier—and the betting stakes higher—until finally, he left me in pieces. I swore I’d never talk to him again.

But twenty years after I took that flying leap, he’s back in my life, daring me to risk everything for him: my job, my self-worth, and my heart.

How many chances does true love deserve?

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Excerpt:

Fueled by pent-up lust and scotch, we stumbled into Oliver’s room and tore at each other’s clothes. It was hot and rough and a little bit violent, as if we were furious we hadn’t been able to keep our hands to ourselves and wanted to take it out on one another’s bodies. We pushed and pulled and growled and grasped. We called each other names and cursed viciously. We knocked over a lamp and ripped Oliver’s shirt.

When we finally exploded together, Oliver had me up against the door, and if our yelling didn’t wake the entire floor, then the pounding must have. I’d have bruises for days.

Afterward, we collapsed on the bed, naked and sweaty and exhausted.

“Oh my God,” I said. “I can’t believe we did that.”

“I know. Me either.”

“I think I pulled a muscle.”

“I think you bit me. Am I bleeding?”

I laughed. “No, but I hope you’re not seeing anyone. If you are, she’s going to wonder about all those scratches on your back.”

“I’m not seeing anyone.” He paused. “Are you?”

“No.”

Neither of us moved for several minutes. When I caught myself falling asleep, I sat up. “I should go.”

“Why? Just stay here.”

I looked down at him. “You want me to stay?”

“Yeah.” He opened his eyes. In the low light, they almost looked black instead of blue. “Spend the night with me.”

I waited for it—the dirty joke, the excuse, the subtle dig—the reason he’d toss out for asking me to stay. It couldn’t just be that he wanted me here.

But he didn’t say anything more. He just reached out and covered my hand with his.

I looked at our hands for a moment, and a thousand memories came rushing back. Some good, some bad, but all us. I felt close to him, and I didn’t want to leave. “Okay. I’ll stay.”

“Good.” He took off his watch and put it on the nightstand.

About Melanie

Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, Succession, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

Melanie is the author of the ONE & ONLY series, the AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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Cover Reveal!! The College Pact Series by Gina Azzi

The College Pact Series
Author: Gina Azzi
Genre: Coming of Age/New Adult/College Romance

Cover Design: Regina Wamba, Mae I Design

Releasing June 4, 2019
Sexy surfers. Epic parties. Wild nights.
Welcome to my senior year of college.
At least, this is what I imagine when I accept a semester-long medical internship in LA, California.
But reality trumps imagination when I meet him.
Cade Wilkins, Astor University football god and projected NFL draft pick. With thundercloud eyes, a teasing smirk, and a ripped body, Cade is my game changer.
I fall for him faster than he can score a touchdown.
Except our happily-ever-after is fumbled. 
One tackle ends him.
One party destroys me.
Broken promises. Ugly truths. Ruined futures.
Welcome to my senior year of college.
The real version.
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The College Pact Series (originally published under The Senior Semester Series) has been re-edited and revamped with new content and a fresh look. All books in this
series can be read as standalones.

 

Releasing June 20, 2019
Rome is for lovers.
Passionate, intense, bold lovers.
I’m a twenty-one-year-old virgin and I’m entranced by Lorenzo Barca.
He’s an arrogant, unapologetic, sexy as sin, Italian race car driver who always gets what he wants.
And he wants me underneath him. Or at the very least in the passenger seat of his sportscar.
Unrelenting, Lorenzo crushes my feeble excuses to remain detached from everything he makes me feel.
I fall completely in love, in a passionate, intense, bold kind of way.
But he ruins it by discovering a secret.
And it leads us down a dark, twisted, and dangerous path.
If all roads lead to Rome, then I need an exit strategy.
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The College Pact Series (originally published under The Senior Semester Series) has been re-edited and revamped with new content and a fresh look. All books in this
series can be read as standalones.
Releasing July 16, 2019
They say time heals all wounds. They lie.
Especially my brother’s best friend, Zack.
Because my brother is dead and that’s a wound that will never heal.
I’m dealing the best I can, numbing my pain with alcohol and sex of the random variety.
Until Zack literally runs into me on Boathouse Row in Philadelphia and takes matters into his own hands. He intervenes in my life and offers a new coping strategy: himself.
His unexpected friendship, brimming with concern and thoughtfulness affects me.  
Soon, an attraction I can’t deny erupts into a desire I’m desperate to act on.  
But I can’t fall for my brother’s best friend.
Not now.
And definitely not after I learn the truth about Adrian’s death.
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The College Pact Series (originally published under The Senior Semester Series) has been re-edited and revamped with new content and a fresh look. All books in this
series can be read as standalones.
Releasing August 14, 2019
Scandal should be synonymous with Washington DC.
I would know; I’m an intern on Capitol Hill.
But I fall for a man even more dangerous than a politician.
I fall for Luke, an underground-boxer-turned-entrepreneur.
With cool green eyes, tightly coiled muscles, and split knuckles, Luke stands out against the backdrop of crisp suits and polished shoes. 
He’s jaded, closed-off, and impossible to read.
He’s also gorgeous, determined, and loyal to a fault.
But Luke has a secret, one with compromised allegiances and a dangerous outcome.
In fact, he’s the greatest scandal of all.



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The College Pact Series (originally published under The Senior Semester Series) has been re-edited and revamped with new content and a fresh look. All books in this
series can be read as standalones.
Author Bio
Gina Azzi writes Contemporary Romance with relatable, genuine characters experiencing real life love, friendships, and challenges. She is the author of The Kane Brothers Series, The College Pact Series, Finding Love in Scotland Series, and Corner of Ocean and Bay. All of her books can be read as stand-alones. 
A Jersey girl at heart, Gina has spent her twenties traveling the world, living and working abroad, before settling down in Ontario, Canada with her husband and three children. She’s a voracious reader, daydreamer, and coffee enthusiast who loves meeting new people. Say hey to her on social media or through www.ginaazzi.com.
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