Thursday, November 23, 2017

Blog Tour: The Negotiator by HelenKay Dimon

Lauren Gallagher’s life changed almost three years ago. After her husband disappeared at sea, she was left with a failing pleasure boat company and more than a few secrets. Now, after years spent rebuilding the business and paying off the pile of debts, she finally feels in control. But when she finds her husband, actually dead, on the floor, she becomes the leading suspect in his murder investigation.
Garrett McGrath wants Lauren in his bed, not his heart. He doesn’t do emotions, but every time he sees her, holding himself back gets harder and harder. When Lauren comes under suspicion for killing her previously presumed-dead husband, he knows he has to help her, any way he can.
But as the danger becomes more intense and Garret and Lauren grow closer than either planned, they’re in danger of losing everything…including their hearts.

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The Negotiator
by HelenKay Dimon
A Games People Play Christmas Novella
Contemporary Romance
Avon Impulse
Publication Date
November 14, 2017
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The Negotiator was a quick but enjoyable read. It blended romance and suspense together quite well.

What would happen if your presumed dead husband showed up very much alive only to end up dead in your house shortly after? Well if you are Lauren - the man who's been trying to catch your attention just might do all he can to clear your name.

I really felt for Lauren - stuck in a more-than-awkward situation, struggling to move on from things only to have it all knock her flat again. She's a good woman, she's been hurt, and she's not quite sure how to react to certain things - but that comes off as very real and fits her character. Who wouldn't be a little lost when the rug has been pulled out from under you in some way, not once, not twice, but three times.

Garrett is a wonderful character, he's very patient and kind - but I'd like to think he also has his limits. He's very all in when it comes to Lauren - much more than she is at first - but his feelings come across as very genuine and developed over time rather than rushed.

The Negotiator is a shorter story and as such I did feel as if it could have used a little more in certain places - but the story came together quite well and developed the tone needed to carry both the romantic and suspenseful elements. 

About Helenkay Dimon

HelenKay Dimon spent the years before becoming a romance author as a...divorce attorney. Not the usual transition, she knows. Good news is she now writes full time and is much happier. She has sold over thirty novels, novellas and shorts to numerous publishers, including HarperCollins, Kensington, Harlequin, Penguin, Samhain and Carina Press. Her nationally bestselling and award-winning books have been showcased in numerous venues and her books have twice been named "Red-Hot Reads" and excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine. She is on the Board of Directors of the Romance Writers of America and teaches fiction writing at UC San Diego and MiraCosta College.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Blog Tour: Trading Yesterday by Kahlen Aymes


Something inside me snapped.

"Chase, I need you.  Please, come."

Teagan's words screamed from the screen of my phone. My heart started pounding and I started to sweat. I felt like I might pass out as I was sucked into a vortex of emotions and memories I'd tried desperately to forget. 

Teagan Tessler was the love of my life. My professional soccer career was a big part of the future we planned to have together, but an offer with Arsenal, one of England's premier soccer teams, sent me to London a year ahead of schedule. Just months after I left, Teagan betrayed me with my best friend without an explanation.  I was completely and utterly destroyed.

Six years later, I can finally breathe again and my professional and personal life is in a good place; but, now this.  I'd  have to be insane to even consider ripping open those old wounds, but whatever she needed, it had to be huge.

The truth of my feelings resonated: I should shut off the phone and forget her forever, but my traitorous heart told me to get on a plane, no questions asked.

One decision can ruin your life... Maybe another one can save it.

From USA Today bestselling author, Kahlen Aymes, Trading Yesterday is a sexy roller coaster of emotion, ultimate loss, desperate longing, betrayal and forgiveness that will restore your faith in unconditional love.  You'll be left gasping for more!  The Remembrance Trilogy readers will love this book.




Trading Yesterday is an emotional ride of second chances and forgiveness.  It's a story about so much more than an everlasting love, more than betrayal and pain.  It's a story about secrets and lies and the choices we make and where they lead us. 

Teagan was in an untenable situation years ago, she didn't know what to do or where to turn, so she made the best choices she could make with the information she had - but she realizes now how wrong she's been and she only hopes she can right that wrong before someone else pays for her choices.  

Chase was broken hearted years ago, left believing his best friend and his woman betrayed him together. He didn't know the details, he didn't know their reasons, he just knew what he felt.  Years later, when he gets a message from Teagan asking him to come, that she needs him, he can't explain why he hops on a plane and heads straight back - but something compells him to do so. 

Trading Yesterday is full of surprises for our two characters. There's a load of drama and angst, but also pain and love and those two feelings vy for first place throughout the story.  There's a lot that Chase and Teagan must work through together - the least of which is finding their way back to each other again. 

I was blown away by the feels this book brought out. The story isn't a new idea completely - but they way the plot is worked through by Kahlen Aymes made it read as fresh and interesting.  Her words pulled me right in, leaving me with equal parts hope and fear that Chase and Teagan wouldn't be able to figure things out between each other.  

Can you forgive a broken heart and betrayal at the hands of the two people you care most for in the world?  Can you move on with your life when it's tilted on its axis?  Grab this book and see the answers - well at least the answers from Chase and Teagan. 

USA Today bestselling author, Kahlen Aymes, writes HOT romance in New Adult, Adult Contemporary, and Erotica genres. Her books bring to life strong and sassy heroines & swoon-worthy, panty dropping alpha males! She is a master at making her readers FEEL as if they are living within the pages.

Kahlen has been on several bestseller lists including Barnes & Noble, Amazon Top 100 Paid at #2, Smashwords, Publisher's Weekly, iBooks, and USA Today! She has won multiple awards for writing and has a BSBA in Marketing & Business Administration.

She is an avid reader, baker, roller skater and karaoke singing single mother of one daughter and two golden retrievers. 

When she isn't writing she loves interacting with her readers! 

Count on Kahlen to deliver strong, relatable characters, deep and detailed plots, and emotion overflow! 


Cover Reveal: The Baby Maker by Lili Valente

Title: The Baby Maker
Author: Lili Valente
Genre: Sexy Romantic Comedy/Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Bootstrap Designs
Photo: Wander Aguiar Photography
Release Date: February 5, 2018


Some men are troublemakers or dealmakers. The men in my family? We’re baby makers.

For six generations, the women of wine country have had a saying: don’t bang a Hunter man unless you want a bun in your oven.

Yeah, well. I’ve got a saying too: no thanks. The last thing I need is baby makes three. My business is expanding and the only thing I’m interested in getting knocked up is my bottom line.

But then one night Emma Haverford makes me an offer I can’t refuse—she backs away from the land I have my eye on in exchange for a favor…

A big, fat, baby making favor…


When I hear women have gotten pregnant shaking hands with Hunter men, I know I need Dylan Hunter’s…ahem, special skills…way more than I need to expand my vineyard.

I’m ready to give my heart to a child and I’m tired of waiting for my late-to-the-party Prince Charming to make my dreams come true. So I promise Dylan—three months of hot, heavy, baby-making s-e-x and then I’m out of his hair forever.

But what if when it comes time to say good-bye, all I want to do is keep bottling up more memories with this big-hearted man?

This sexy Standalone romance will make you laugh, swoon, and blush baby-makin’ red. Heat level: A risk of getting knocked up during download. Paperback and audio versions are especially dangerous. Handle with care…

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Coming on Audible on February 5, 2018
Narrated by Andi Arndt and Sebastian York

Author Bio

Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale.

These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Release Blitz: I'll Be Home for Chistmas by Jen McLaughlin

You read that right, guys!!! A new Finn and Carrie novella from Jen McLaughlin and the Out of Line world is hitting the virtual shelves TODAY, and you can read it for only 99 cents RIGHT NOW! We all know that the holidays are right around the corner, and what better way to spend it than with some of your favorite characters?
When we last saw Finn and Carrie in Blurred Lines, she was pregnant and they were happily married. Time has passed, a baby was born...are they still happily married? Time to find out in I'll be Home for Christmas!
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I'll be Home for Christmas: an Out of Line novella
amazonbnitunes purplegr kobo purple Nothing could make me leave my family alone for Christmas—except maybe my father-in-law. I swore to Carrie I’d make it home in time, and I’m keeping that promise. One way or another… I’ll be home for Christmas.   Some promises can’t be kept, and sometimes things just don’t work out. Finn is my world, my life. But when my worst nightmares come true, I’m faced with the impossible truth. Without him… I'm lost.    

Get it TODAY for 99 cents--and happy holidays from Jen McLaughlin!

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One of my favorite things about Jen McLaughlin's writing is that she has a way with words that draw you in completely, making you feel a part of the story and as if you know the characters deeply.  

Diving back into the lives of Carrie and Finn with this holiday novella made me super excited. It's not a long read, in fact I devoured it in one sitting and then wished I could have taken more time to enjoy it longer.  McLaughlin brings us right back into the fold with these two characters, giving us glimpses of the past, but also showing us the "where are they now" details.  It's like reminiscing with an old friend while catching up with them years later.  

I'll be Home for Christmas will make you relive all your feels for Carrie and Finn and really this entire series, it will pull you right back into the heart of things and leave you wondering how things will go.  There's also a little build up wondering what's to come in the future of the series, but that's not the main focus of the story.   


Jen McLaughlin is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy New Adult books. Under her pen name Diane Alberts, she is a multi-published, bestselling author of Contemporary Romance with Entangled Publishing. Her first release as Jen McLaughlin, Out of Line, released September 6 2013, and hit the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal lists. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and a cat. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name.



Blog Tour: Ashes of a Sinner by S.L. Hebert

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.

Homicide Detective Logan St. Martin buries herself in her work during the day, and finds herself trying to drink her haunted past away at night. But when a series of horrific murders rocks her small town deep in the bayous of Louisiana, she finds herself on a on a path of discovery into a sadistic killer’s mind.

Their beauty was in the ashes, and they all died alone.

Repentance was the killer’s way, and damnation became his weapon. Detective St. Martin and her partner, Detective Grasso, are in pursuit of a twisted soul who is leaving bodies in his wake. It’s a race against time when Logan realizes the killer has turned his sights on her.

Everything changes when you are the one being hunted.


Ashes of a Sinner
by S.L. Hebert

The Case Files of Logan St. Martin #1

Murder Mystery


Publication Date
November 16, 2017


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“Repent and believe in the Gospel. Remember that you are made of dust, and to dust you shall return.” he chants.  The sound is almost a humming-whisper combined with the cold, caressing touch of his finger making the sign of the cross on my forehead.
The chilling sensation makes me want to fight, but I can’t. Through my mental fogginess, I’m aware of wetness falling upon me and hear the almost silent words looming in the air.
“Ashes to Ashes. Dust to Dust.”
My body is numbing, it’s as if I’m in a haze, and all goes dark again.
Strangely, I can almost feel the cool breeze blowing off the water into my hair, memories of my childhood coming alive. Rippling visions of me as a little girl sitting on the porch swing at my grandparents’ camp, located right off Lake Decade. Through the blur, I see all the boats lined up along the wharf. Feeling a sense of happiness flowing through me, I watch my family sitting around, visiting.
Abruptly, I am falling off the swing and onto the wooden planks. This dream started out so peaceful, and now something’s wrong—very wrong.
With the stink of dust and mildew in the air, an aching pain sears across my skin. As I try to open my eyes to see, I’m quickly aware that I’m blindfolded and can only see slightly past my cheeks from the bottom. Peering through my eyelashes, I manage to see color—it’s a shade of brown with the texture of yarn. Suddenly, it dawns on me that it’s a sack. The same sack some of the victims were found wearing.
My mind starts to scream, “No, Logan, wake up!” Terror rises in my mind. The realization that he has me sinks in. The son of a bitch has me!
Waking, my body trembles and I’m covered in a cold sweat. I sit in disbelief. It seemed so real, I would’ve sworn it was happening. The visions were so life-like, haunting even. And it hits me like a ton of bricks—he has another girl.

I knew the moment I read the prolouge of Ashes of a Sinner that I was in for a bumpy ride. The tone of the story is set in those first few pages and the edge of suspense only grows. 

Logan St. Martin is one of the better detective on the homicide team, she sees things others don't and picks up on little details that end up helping to crack cases.  Though she struggles with her haunting past, she's at her peak when doing police work.  When she's called on scene at the start of the book, she immediately starts picking through the clues of what happened, trying to piece together the important details and find the monster who held captive and beat the young woman involved.  What Logan can't know and doesn't expect is that the killer knows who she is, where to find her and has set sights on her as well.  

Along with investigating the murder - Logan is paired up with Micheal Grasso, a fellow detective and a man with whom she shares an attraction.  Just as they work together on the case, they work through their mutal feelings as well.  I really enjoyed their interactions and how things came together for them, nothing felt rushed or fake.  

I really enjoyed the twists this story took, giving me details and surprising me as I worked to puzzle together what exactly was going on and who could be involved.  The layers were laid in just such a manner to make things enticing but also not too complicated to work through.  

S.L. Hebert is a new to me author, but I look forward to reading more of her work in the future.


S.L. Hebert was raised in the heart of Cajun Country, in South Louisiana. She was brought up appreciating family, the outdoors, and a great cup of coffee. She is a dedicated wife and mother of two. Having been an All-American athlete in her youth, she often volunteers to coach her two children’s baseball, softball, and volleyball teams.
In the last year, she’s discovered a passion for writing. Drawing on her military and law enforcement background, she takes her readers on a thrilling journey of mystery, suspense, and even a little romance. She has the gift of leaving them always wanting more.

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Release Boost: Bedding the Billionaire by London Hale

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This isn't your average office romance. Sloane and Colin SIZZLE! Don't miss the LAST new London Hale release of the year!

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She thinks they’re a mistake I've spent my whole life working toward my goals, being the best I can be at my job. Arrogant, persistent, pain in the skirt billionaire Colin Huntley isn't going to change that, even if he is the hottest man I've ever had the pleasure of working with. And pleasure is definitely something the man can deliver, without question. Our single, mind blowing night together was a mistake, though. A one-night stand brought on by a lapse in judgment. One I won't make again, so long as I stay strong as he starts his chase. Because when Colin decides he wants something, he gets it. And he's decided he wants me. He always gets what he wants Sloane McLaren may be the best VP I’ve ever had, but she taunts me every day in her tight little skirts and her librarian-fantasy glasses. Especially since that night. The one when I had her in my bed, in my shower, bent over my kitchen counter. I thought we were finally on the same page...until I woke up to cold sheets and an empty bed. She may assume it’s business as usual in the office, but I didn’t build my billion-dollar company on assumptions. I want her back in my bed, and I’m willing to play dirty to get her there. Looking for something quick, filthy, and taboo with a guaranteed HEA and no cheating? London Hale and the couples of Temperance Falls deliver! Portrait of handsome man in black suit
About London Hale:
London Hale is the combined pen name of writing besties Ellis Leigh and Brighton Walsh. Between them, they’ve published more than thirty books in the contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense genres. Ellis is a USA Today bestselling author who loves coffee, thinks green Skittles are the best, and prefers to stay in every weekend. Brighton is multi-published with Berkley, St. Martin’s Press, and Carina Press. She hates coffee, thinks green Skittles are the work of the devil, and has never heard of a party she didn’t want to attend. Don’t ask how they became such good friends or work so well together—they still haven’t figured it out themselves.

Release Blitz: Heal Me by Alexandra Page

Heal Me by Alexandra Page


The irresistible, emotionally charged, and steamy sequel to author Alexandra Page's Save Me.

Ellie is no stranger to the vicious grips of grief and guilt, and now, just when she had felt she could breathe again, they're back like a raging storm leaving her gasping for air with little hope of rescue. What do you do with guilt–how do you let it go? And how do you put to rest ghosts that won’t stay dead?

With her demons roaring louder than ever, and her secret laid bare before him, will Nik be able to put his own fears and doubts aside and help Ellie rise from the ashes of her past? Will she allow his unwavering devotion to help heal her shattered heart? Can she learn to forgive the unforgivable and live again despite her overwhelming grief?

Determined to believe that hope is the only thing stronger than fear, Nik and Ellie begin building a new life from the scattered pieces of their pasts and prove that love really does conquer all.



Born and raised in the deep south, Alexandra Page believes in staying close to her roots. She lives in Georgia on the family farm with her husband of twenty-four years and their teenage daughter and son, where she began her writing journey.
A bit of an introvert, you’ll most likely find her happily tucked away at home with her music, laptop, and a ice-cold glass of sweet tea weaving together the stories that have filled her mind since childhood. As a self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, those stories always have happy endings no matter the angst they may contain.
When she’s not busy writing, or she doesn’t have her hands full being a wife and mother to her favorite people, she loves doing anything creative she can get her hands on, including cake decorating, refinishing furniture, graphic design, and photography.
Alexandra enjoys getting to know her readers and other fellow writers. Drop by and say hello on any of her social media accounts.
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