Tuesday, December 31, 2019

WANNABE MORE

Title: Wannabe More
Series: Love in Seven Mile Forge #1
Author: Billie Dale
Genre: New Adult Romance
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From Author Billie Dale comes a story of friendship spanning two decades. A life of loyalty, family and love tested by decisions made with the best intentions. With Dale’s signature wit and a cast of characters you can’t help but adore. Wannabe More, book one in Love In Seven Mile Forge, will prove second chances do exist.
After years of friendship, that summer he was mine. 
With our futures waiting to take us down separate paths after graduation, we made a pact. 
To explore being more than friends.
To indulge in all we’d been holding back. 
We couldn't have possibly known it would change everything. 
One unexpected night in the barn, seeking refuge from the rain, altered our destiny but I refuse to let our actions undo all his hard work. 
I’ll sacrifice everything for him to live out his dream in the NBA. But when he finds out the truth, will he hate me for it?

Mazric

“I am an idiot.” Her body falls lax and her head snuggles into the cup of my palm. “This, tonight was never friendship because you’ve been more from the start. Yes, you drove me crazy, and I hated how I couldn’t wait to spend my days with a yucky girl. I’ve tried to put you in so many boxes because losing you is not an option. You’re superior to me in all things, including knowing how you felt, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t feel it.” I raise her hand, laying it where my heart pounds. “There’s this special place right here, and it’s labeled Sammy Lee. Tonight belonged to you, whether it was at this stupid dance or sitting in my room in pajamas. I admit I pitied you for a minute a million years ago, but then you became so precious; I not only need to protect you but want you all for myself.”

“Mazric.” My name whispers like a prayer and her eyes turn to moss as wetness builds on her lower lids.

My finger trails her jawbone, my thumb settling on the pad of her bottom lip. “Your first kiss? Was Hendrix so horrible you’ve forgotten making out with him in eighth grade at Asia’s party?” 

Her lips pull tight and her brow form an unhappy, confused scrunch before her eyes spring open wide. “I figured you would’ve put it all together when Asia came to school complaining. Hendrix held my hair while I puked in all the pretty shoes in the closet. There was no kissing, touching, or anything else just a lot of spiked punch purging.”
Billie Dale lives in no-where middle earth. Lost in a small village in the Midwest with four kids, three animals and an amazing, word inspiring book boyfriend worthy husband. 
A blogger by nature and a writer because she got tired of arguing with the voices in her head. She loves and lives the words on the page, whether writing them or reading them her life is consumed by the worlds her head creates. 
Her greatest wish is that readers will fall in love with her words as much as she loves writing them and as much as she loves reading others. She loves to create new worlds to explore and loves to write words that will take root in you soul. 
Paranormal, New Adult, Romantic Comedy, Contemporary — there is not one box she fits in. She’s a rebel in the author world who writes what her head tells her even it jumps from genre to genre.
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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

FED UP

Title: Fed Up
Series: Well-Seasoned Love #1 Author: Kathleen Duhamel
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 13, 2019
Death breaks you in ways you never thought possible while grief swallows you whole. After losing my husband I’ve been trapped in emotional limbo, a place I don’t think I’ll ever be able to escape. Not even the British actor and heartthrob, Ian James, will be able to thaw my frozen heart…at least that’s what I thought. Being his personal chef is merely a short-term job while he’s working on location in Virginia. But cooking for him five days a week becomes more personal when a mutual attraction starts to burn between us. I’m hopelessly drawn to Ian and being with him makes it possible for me to breathe again. But I’m wary of the self-proclaimed womanizer who is far too charming and handsome for his own good. With me a grieving widow, and Ian struggling with his own demons, there are too many variables involved for us to have a future together. But I can’t stay away from him, and I’m afraid falling for a player might just shatter my already broken heart.

“DuHamel’s characters are believable and relatable, with real life struggles in the context of intimate relationships. In this book, Ian’s tugs of conscience are generalizable to a large population of men who prioritized career and success at the cost of family relationships. Shelby’s self-consciousness in a new relationship after decades of marriage, contrasted with her professional skills and accomplishments, mirrors the experience of countless women who must deal with the contradictions of aging.”
“I really enjoyed this book with its very real and likeable characters and a story that gives hope of love later in life.”
“The dialogue is smart, the characters real, their story compellingly and beautifully told in a way that draws you inexorably into their l’amour.”
“This is a well-written, perfectly paced novel with characters you will remember. I cannot wait to read book two.”
Kathleen wrote and illustrated her first short story at the age of eight and has considered herself a storyteller ever since. After growing up in a small Texas town, she earned a master’s degree in communications from Texas Tech University. Her love of the written word continued throughout her varied career as a newspaper journalist and editor, public relations executive, freelance travel writer, and owner/operator of two small businesses before becoming a published author in 2015. She is the author of the contemporary romance novels Deep Blue. Deeper, and Deep End, along with a companion novella, At Home with Andre. Kathleen’s stories feature vibrant, smart, and attractive older women—a vastly underrepresented segment of the romance market—who experience love and satisfying sex, despite the various pitfalls that accompany later-in-life relationships. Her newest release, Fed Up, features two troubled Gen-Xers who meet and fall in love at precisely the wrong time. Kathleen has spent most of her adult life in Colorado, where she lives in the Denver area with her husband, an enormous standard poodle, and a big, friendly cat.
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Thursday, December 19, 2019

RECKLESS ABANDON

Title: Reckless Abandon
Series: A Beautiful Liar Book 1
Author: J.N. Owens
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 20, 2019
Lies.... Deceit...and a love to withstand it all...
Finley Carson has spent her entire life focused on her career, never stopping to take time for herself and avoiding relationships at all cost. 
Six years ago she met the man of her dreams. Noah Beckett was amazing. He was handsome, smart, and her teacher. They spend one steamy night together before she moved thousands of miles away to begin her career, leaving her with an unfillable void.
Now, she's an established pediatrician, preparing for a conference when the handsome and charming stranger, Scott Oliver walks into her life. He seems perfect, but for some reason she feels an emptiness. And when things don't add up with Scott she tries to convince herself it's paranoia, or her lack of relationship experience. But Scott is not who he claims to be.
When Finley reconnects with Noah, it's as if no time passed. It's instantaneous. But Scott won't be deterred that easily.
Will Finley and Noah's relationship be strong enough to handle what Scott has planned for them? Or will Noah have to save them both.
 
J.N. Owens is a new author, born and raised in southern Mississippi. Her life has been filled with so much crazy she decided to take it and turn it into some amazing dark suspenseful romantic comedies. After all, if you can’t laugh at yourself, what can you laugh at? She spent her life getting lost if the fantasy world of books, she loves all different genres. It has been her dream to be an author and she finally decided to make that dream a reality. 


When she isn’t writing she is spending time with her amazing husband and three wild kids. She is a committed Friends fan and lover of Greys Anatomy and Harry Potter. She loves all kinds of movies from romance to action. 
She comes from a huge family that loves to get together for absolutely no reason at all. She will love to talk to you anytime, anywhere. So feel free to contact her. She is on Facebook, Instagram, pinterest, and Spotify. 
You can connect with her on her website, where she keeps up to date on her releases. She also blogs every now and then about her books and sometimes about what she is up to and what’s she has been reading.