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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Was it always just a house or did we make it a home?

Was it always just a house or did we make it a home?? I like to think we made it a home full of cherished memories that will warm our hearts for years! We built our current home in 2006. It was such an exciting time for us! We closed on my 30th birthday. What a birthday present!! Our daughter was only a year old. This house is the only home she remembers. We moved to Evansville when she was 4 months old and lived in a rental house for a year.Tori, our beloved mutt, had a new yard to investigate and sidewalks to be walked on!

Some of my most favorite memories are of an excited toddler running into the kitchen to let us know she gone on the potty. I was so happy for her but also busy at the time and didn't check the potty. Later on that evening, I found the poop in her little potty!! What a big deal for a sweet girl who refused to poop on the potty!!

Or there was the time when she was around 3 or so and offered us money for our lights. Ha!! We always told her to turn the lights off after she left a room. We were trying to teach her that electricity cost money. She looked so cute, standing there with a quarter in her hand. All I could do was laugh.

We celebrated so many Christmas mornings here. One year, Molli came running down the hallway and exclaimed, "Mommy you must have been a bad girl, because Santa didn't bring you anything!" After that Christmas, Matt and I decided we needed to start buying gifts for each other.

Tori always loved receiving presents. She would pout until it was her turn to open something up. That dog had personality! We played so many games of hide and seek thru the years!! Yes, our dog loved to play hide and seek! She was a character!! It will soon be a year when we made the hard decision to send our girl over the Rainbow Bridge. I always wanted to have her cremated just in case we ever moved. Little did I know that God had bigger plans for us and a move was right around the corner. So glad we made the decision to have her creamted so that she will forever be with us!!

There will always be the memories of us hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas with our extended families! Our garage was full of love and laughter. I am so happy that we were able to host both families last year!! As I sit here surrounded by boxes, I smile and know this home will always have a special place in my heart. So yes, this has always been a home not just a house! Best wishes to the new owners and all the memories they will create!

Nipslip by Gwyn McNamee



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by Gwyn McNamee


Genre: Romantic Comedy
Series: A Scandalous Slip Story; Book Two





One nipple. A world of problems.

I own the runway. Until my nipple pops out of my dress during New York Fashion Week and it suddenly owns me. Being called a worthless gutter slut by a fuming designer is the least of my problems. My career is swirling around the toilet like the other models' lunches. Until smoking hot Tate Decker steps in with a crazy idea about how his magazine can maybe salvage my livelihood. 

It's less thank two feet in front of me. Perfect and perky and pink. And the woman it's attached to looks absolutely horrified. I need to help her, and not just because she's beautiful and has a perfect rack. Using my position in the industry to expose the volatile nature of our business puts my career in jeopardy in an attempt to save Riley's I'm willing to risk that, but falling for her isn't part of the plan.

When love and tits are involved ...

Things can get slippery.




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Gwyn McNamee is an attorney, writer, wife, and mother (to one human baby and two fur babies). Originally from the Midwest, Gwyn relocated to her husband's home town of Las Vegas in 2015 and is enjoying her respite from the cold and snow. Gwyn has been writing down her crazy stories and ideas for years and finally decided to share them with the world. She loves to write stories with a bit of suspense and action mingled with romance and heat.

When she isn't either writing or voraciously devouring any books she can get her hands on, Gwyn is busy adding to her tattoo collection, golfing, and stirring up trouble with her perfect mix of sweetness and sarcasm (usually while wearing heels). 

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Release Day Blitz for Baby Maker (A Real Man #17) by Jenika Snow


























































Tex

There was only one woman I wanted, and I’d been secretly lusting after her for years.
My sister’s friend.

That first time I saw Calissa was like a right hook to the face, taking me down until there was nothing left. She was my world.

She’s too young for me, too innocent, but that won’t stop me from making her mine. There’s no stopping it, no controlling this possessive, primal need to claim her.

I’d have Calissa no matter what, as my woman, my wife ... with my baby inside of her.


Calissa

It was a forbidden desire to want your best friend’s older brother, but it was my reality. Tex was big and strong and a successful owner of a security company. He was definitely all man.

I’d thought he’d never see me as anything more than his sister’s friend. How wrong I was.

No more longing gazes or fantasies we were together.
He knew what he wanted out of life and apparently that was me ... pregnant with his child.


Warning: This hero really knows what he wants and that's the heroine and getting her knocked up! But no worries, this story is still sweet--even if it is filthy--and you still get that Happily Ever After.
























She’s real. This is fucking real.
“Are we really doing this?” she asked softly. “Is this really happening?”
Oh. Fuck. Yeah.
“It should have happened a while ago, Calissa. I should have made you mine when I first realized that’s what I wanted.” I took a step closer. “It was at the eighteenth birthday party. You’d been standing there in a white sundress, your hair piled high on your head, those little pearl earrings catching my eye.” I looked into her eyes. “You remember that night?”
She nodded slowly.
“I wanted you right then and there. I wanted to take you to an empty room, pull your dress up over your ass, and slide my cock deep into that tight little pussy of yours.” I reached out and touched her cheek, her skin warm, smooth. “I wanted to claim that tight little cunt of yours, and the way you looked at me, I know you wanted that, too, didn’t you?”
“Yes,” she said breathlessly.
I moved closer until I could reach out and touch her. I had my hand on her cheek and stroked my thumb along her jawline. I was glad Megs caught us. I was glad she gave her blessing, so to speak. That would have been a hurdle we had to cross later on, but now it was done, sealed. I’d left Megs’ with Calissa in hand, telling her I wanted us to talk, to really understand what was going on. If sex happened tonight than it was meant to, but if not … well I was a fucking patient man. Especially when it came to Calissa.
“How does this feel?” she asked, her voice a whisper.
“It feels pretty fucking incredible. It feels perfect.”
I didn’t stop touching her jawline. I wanted to touch more of her … all of her. She slipped her tongue out and ran it along the swell of her bottom lip. And I lost all semblance of the self-control I’d been holding onto. I lowered my head, moved slightly toward her, and knew if I allowed myself to kiss her, I wouldn’t be able to stop.















Jenika Snow, a USA Today bestselling author, lives in the northeast with her husband and their two daughters. She prefers gloomy days, eats the topping off of her pizza first, and prefers to wear socks year round.



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Friday, April 20, 2018

Blog Tour for Carolina Collections by Sylvie Stewart


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by Sylvie Stewart

Genre: Steamy Romantic Comedy / Contemporary Romance





My life is a friggin' fairytale -- just not the kind any single girl would ever want to star in.

Laney
Like any good heroine, I've got a few challenges to face. Getting my son to wear pants is one; dealing with my snoozefest of a job is another. Then there's the Beast, my freeloading brother who's worn a permanent dent in the couch at my new place. And no fairytale would be complete without the smoking out prince, of course. Too bad he's a complete ass. 

Everything in me screams to steer clear of Nate Murphy. Because, if life has taught me anything, there is no such thing as happily ever after.

Nate
I may not be a superhero, but I do my best to come to the rescue when I'm needed. And, hey, I just moved halfway across the country after a single phone call from my mom. But being back home and taking on the responsibilities involved makes me a bit cranky at times. Unfortunately, the one time I completely lose my cool is in front of the hottest girl I've ever met. I've got my work cut out for me if I'm going to fix this. But I will fix this. 

I'll be anything Laney Monroe needs me to be ... a superhero, a prince, or just a guy she might take a chance on.

This product is a republication of the 2016 version of THE FIX. It contains special content and bonus scenes for an enhanced reader experience. 






Mark Beckett is the most annoying, patronizing, arrogant jerk on the face of the earth. So, naturally, I can't get the damn man out of my head.

Fiona
Like the old saying goes, I'm a jill of all trades but a master of none. What I lack in skill, however, I make up for in enthusiasm -- something certain people (ahem) find irritating. But I have my reasons for living my life the way I do, for diving into one project after another and trying to make a difference. And if Mark Beckett doesn't like it, he knows where to find the door. I don't need his approval ... or his panty-melting kisses.

Mark
I enjoy the simple things in life: a job well done, a cold beer, a hot woman ... you get the idea. But there's nothing simple about the mess I just found myself in. The last thing I need is a pint-sized princess sticking her nose in my business and pushing every damn one of my buttons like it's her job. But Fiona Pierce may be the only one with the tools to solve my problems --- and the power to change everything.

**Winner of the 2017 National Indie Excellence Award for Romantic Comedy
**Winner of the 2017 Readers' Choice Silver Medal for Romantic Comedy

This product is a republication of the 2016 version of THE SPARK. It contains special content and bonus scenes for an enhanced reader experience.





Luck is no lady ... in fact, she can be a downright bitch.

Bailey
Let's get one thing straight. I am not your typical girl. Sure, I've got all the parts, but I've been a stubborn, irreverent tomboy since the womb. Despite my Irish blood, bad luck makes a sport of messing with me, especially when it comes to men. But my shields are firmly in place now; nothing can touch me again. Except maybe Jake Beckett. He just might make this tomboy do the girliest thing in the world -- fall head over heels in love.

Jake
I'm a pretty lucky guy. I have a phenomenal family, a career I love, and I'm building a brand-new life back in my hometown. And, not to be a jerk about it, but I do more than all right with the ladies. Everything's going according to plan -- like I said, I'm a lucky guy. That is, until my luck runs out. Until I meet the girl I call "Irish."

Irony can go kiss my ass.

This product is a republication of the 2017 version of THE LUCKY ONE. It contains special content and bonus scenes for an enhanced reader experience.





They say opposites attract. Someone needs to tell that to Emerson Scott.

Gavin
All I ever wanted was to play ball. When an act of sheer stupidity took that dream away. I thought I'd never bounce back. But now I have the opportunity to coach an up-and-coming phenom, and I'm giving it all I've got. The fact that I've been lusting after his smoking-hot sister only sweetens the deal. Emerson may be buttoned up like a school librarian, but I play my best when I'm under pressure ... and I always bring the heat.

Emerson
Never lose focus. Never lost control. Those are the first two rules in my carefully calculated plan for success. Finding myself thrown into the role of guardian for my little brother was not part of that plan. But I can adjust for Jay's sake; I'm not about to let one change make me lose sight of my goals. Too bad Jay's hot young baseball coach doesn't seem to give a fig about my plans. He has one of his own -- and it includes me. Gavin Monroe may play like a pro, but that boy will never win this game.

This product is republication of the 2017 version of THE GAME. It contains special content and bonus scenes for an enhanced reader experience.


About the Author

Award-winning author Sylvie Stewart is addicted to Romantic Comedy and Contemporary Romance, and she's not looking for a cure. She hails from the great state of North Carolina, so it's no surprise that most of her books are set in the Tar Heel state. She's a wife to a hilarious dude, and mommy to nine-year-old twin boys who tend to take after their father in every way. Sylvie often wonders if they're actually hers, but then she remembers being a human incubator for a gazillion months. Ah, good times.

Sylvie began publishing when her kids started elementary school, and she loves sharing her stories with readers and hopefully making them laugh and swoon a bit along the way. If she's not in her comfy green writing chair, she's probably camping and kayaking with her family or having a glass of wine while binge-watching Hulu. Or she's been kidnapped -- so what are you doing just sitting there?!! 

**Winner of the 2017 National Indie Excellence Award for Romantic Comedy
**Winner of the 2017 Readers' Favorite Silver Medal for Romantic Comedy

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Waiting To Breathe by Alyson Reynolds


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by Alyson Reynolds

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Aaron Shedlock / Melissa Moran


Genre: New Adult / Contemporary / Coming of Age


She's broken. He's lost. Olivia Crawford has been through the ringer. All she wants is to start over without any complications or anyone figuring out her secrets. When her twin brother Finn convinces her to move back home and finish her degree at his school, it's just the push she needs to start over. Nathaniel Ford is the golden boy of SCU. He seems like he has it all - perfect family, awesome friends and fraternity brothers, and a few buildings on campus with his last name on them. But things aren't always what they seem. From the first time Nate and Olivia bump into each other, literally, he wants more of her feisty attitude, but Olivia throws more walls up with each step he takes closer, and he isn't sure he can break them down fast enough.


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Coming April 23rd






I’m the first-born son of the mafia king. The favorite. Destined to rule, I’m a dangerous man, a ruthless one. But in my world, you have to be.

Then Natalie stumbles into my life. Wrong place. Wrong time.

Twice, fate put her in my path.
Twice, fate placed the innocent lamb at the mercy of the monster.

I gave her a chance to walk away. Told her it would be better for her if she did.
But she didn’t listen.
And now it’s too late.
Because I’m not good. I never wanted to be. And I won’t let her go anymore. See, I’m not the hero. When I touch her, it’s with dirty hands.

I know my reckoning is coming though. I know I’ll burn for the things I’ve done, the sins I’ve committed. And I don’t deny hell is where I belong, but I want my time first. I want my time with her.

She’s mine.
Forever.
No matter what.


Author’s Note: Sergio is a steamy standalone romance set in the Benedetti Mafia world. Themes are dark.

































































USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark, tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are guaranteed, but she likes to put her characters through hell to get them there. She’s evil like that.














Wednesday, April 11, 2018

His To Claim by Shelly Bell
































































































"I had to constantly remind myself to breathe. Shelly Bell packs a powerful punch with her flawless writing and suspenseful, passionate love story." --- #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Ellen Malpas on At His Merc



Fate brought them together. Family could tear them apart.

Ryder McKay may be a playboy, but he's never been a fool. Not until he met the woman he simply knew as Jane. For one night, he dropped his guard, but in the morning she disappeared---along with a copy of his top secret technology.

When it ends up in the hands of his biggest enemy---his father---Ryder knows without a doubt he's been betrayed. And when he finds Jane again, a year later, he can't decide what's worse---that her mother is marrying his brother, or that he still finds Jane irresistible, despite the fact that she's a liar, a thief, and his father's latest protégé.

Jane Cooper does have a secret, but it's not the one Ryder thinks. As their rekindled passion changes into something deeper, they'll have to work together to untangle a web of lies and corruption that will shatter everything they thought they knew about their pasts. Because Jane's not the only one with a secret---and this secret is getting people killed.





























He smiled, the skin crinkling around his eyes. Then his gaze dipped to her chest. “As much as I appreciate the peek-a-boo view of your nipples, your blouse is misbuttoned.”
Horrified, she slapped her arms over her chest. “What?” She looked down and confirmed he wasn’t joking. Somehow, she’d missed a button, allowing for a huge gap in the fabric, and since she barely filled a B-cup, she hadn’t bothered with a bra. How many others had she inadvertently flashed?
She closed her eyes and sighed. So much for making a good impression. Everyone was probably laughing behind her back. “Fuck me.”
Ryder grabbed her hand and pulled her from the pillar. “Usually I prefer a bit more banter, but I’m game.”
Her eyes flew open as she stumbled forward, slamming into a hard wall of muscle. His arm encircled her waist, helping her regain her balance. She clutched his sweater in her hands. God, he smelled good. “I’m sorry?”
He looked perplexed, one of his eyebrows shooting up while the other remained in place. “You asked me to fuck you.”
“I didn’t,” she said, her protest coming out much weaker than she’d intended.
Damn him. He confused her with that quick-witted tongue of his.
She clenched her thighs together, picturing him putting that tongue to better use. Crap, I shouldn’t be thinking that. What’s wrong with me? “That was me…I mean, I—”
He pressed a finger to her lips, silencing her stammering. “Tell me the truth. Do you or do you not want me to fuck you?”
Was that a trick question? She didn’t think there was a woman in the room who wouldn’t want Ryder in their bed. He removed his finger, giving her the chance to reply. “I…I don’t even know you.”
“What better way to get to know someone than by fucking them?”
The way he said fucking made her hot and needy. “Um…a conversation?”
He chuckled, the sound of it like a caress between her legs. “You want a conversation? How about this?” His arms tightened around her waist and he pulled her closer, letting her feel the full effect of his desire for her against her hip. “If I don’t get my mouth on your pussy within the next five minutes, I’m going to stand on top of the bar and tell everyone you crashed the conference without paying.”











































Shelly Bell is the author of the popular Benediction and Forbidden Lovers series. Her book, Blue Blooded, received a Top Pick from Romantic Times Book Reviews and was nominated for an RT Award. At His Mercy, the first in her Forbidden Lovers series, has been nominated for an RT Award in Erotic Romance and received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly.

When she’s not working her day job, taking care of her family, or writing, you’ll find her reading the latest romance or thriller. Shelly is a member of Romance Writers of America and International Thriller Writers.