Spotlight: Little Gray Dress by Aimee Brown

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I so enjoyed this debut novel by Aimee Brown. It was like listening to my best friend! I am honored to spotlight Little Gray Dress today. Check it out!

Title: Little Gray Dress
Author: Aimee Brown
Release Date: August 2nd, 2017
Publisher: Crooked Cat Books
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Chick Lit
GoodReads: add Little Gray Dress to your to be read list

Book Blurb:

Emi Harrison has avoided her ex-fiance, Jack Cabot, for nearly two years. Her twin brother Evan’s wedding is about to end that streak.

From bad bridesmaid’s dresses, a hyperactive sister-in-law, a mean girl with even meaner secrets, and too much to drink, nothing seems to go right for Emi, except when she’s wearing her little gray dress.

When she speed-walks into Liam Jaxon’s bar, things get more complicated. He’s gorgeous, southern, and has no past with Emi. He may be exactly what she needs to prove for the last time that she doesn’t need or want Jack!

Her favorite little gray dress has made an appearance at nearly every major event in Emi’s adult life. Will it make another when she least expects it?

AmazonUS: eBook – $2.99 | print – $9.99
AmazonUK: eBook – £1.99| print – £6.99
Barnes & Noble: print – $9.99

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Aimee Brown – author bio:

Aimee Brown is a writer and an avid reader. Little Gray Dress is her first published novel. My second novel is in the works now. She’s currently studying for her Bachelor’s degree in English Writing. She spends much of her time writing, doing homework, raising three teenagers, binge watching shows on Netflix and obsessively cleaning and redecorating her house. She’s fluent in sarcasm and has been known to utter profanities like she’s competing for a medal.

Aimee grew up in Oregon but is now a transplant living in cold Montana with her husband of twenty years, three teenage children, and far too many pets.

She would love to hear your thoughts on Little Gray Dress! If you’d like to chat with her she’s very active on social media. You can find her at any of the networks below. Stop by and say hello!

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Weds – August 2nd

Blog on the Run – Book Review/Author Guest Post after 2nd
Books and Photographs – Book Review
Judging More Than Just the Cover – Book Review/Author Interview
Nicole Evelina – Book Review/Guest Post
The Novel Girl Reads – Book Review/Excerpt/Author Q&A

Thurs – August 3rd
Chick Lit Central – Author Interview
NovelGossip – Book Review
Hey Said Renee – Author Guest Post
Romantic Reads and Such – Book Excerpt
Steamy Book Mama – Book Review

Fri – August 4th

BrizzleLass Books – Book Review
O.D. Book Reviews – Book Excerpt
He Said Books or Me – Author Guest Post
Corinne Desjardins – Book Spotlight
Where Dragons Recide – Book Review/Author Q&A

Sat – August 5th

JenaBooks – Book Review
Sylv.net – Spotlight Post
Got Books, Babe? – Author Guest Post
The Writing Garnet – Book Review

Sun – August 6th

I Read Novels – Book Review
It’s my Life – Book Excerpt
RaeReads – Book Review
Keelee Morris – Author Guest Post
GrassMonster – Book Review

Mon – August 7th

Living Life with Joy – Book Review/Giveaway/Author Q&A
The Belgian Reviewer – Author Guest Post
Book Lover in Florida – Book Excerpt
Haddie’s Heaven – Spotlight Post
Books in my Opinion – Book Review
Literature Goals – Book Review/Excerpt/Author Q&A

Tue – August 8th

Reading to Unwind – Book Review
Kristin’s Novel Café – Book Excerpt & Giveaway/Book Review
Key of Dee – Author Guest Post
FrankyBrown – Book Excerpt
Smokin’ Hot Reads Book Blog – Book Reviews (3)

Weds – August 9th

Ink, Maps and Macarons – Giveaway/Author Q&A
Heartalefix – Book Review
Tea Party Princess – Author Guest Post/(possible) Review
One Book at a Time – Book Excerpt/Spotlight/Book Review

Thurs – August 10th

ItaPixie’s Book Corner – Book Review/Excerpt
Rosa Temple Writes – Author Guest Post
Life at 17 – Spotlight Post
Daily Waffle – Book Excerpt/Author Q&A

Fri – August 11th

Pretty Little Book Reviews – Book Review
Sparkly Word – Book Review
Books and Readers – Book Review/Excerpt/Giveaway/Guest Post
Ali the Dragon Slayer – Book Review
Katie Lady Reads – Book Review
Rambling Lisa’s Book Reviews – Book Review/Book Excerpt

Sat – August 12th

Life of a Simple Reader – Book Review/Excerpt
Karlita – Goodreads/Social Media – Book Review
KD Reads – Book Review/Giveaway/Guest Post
D.K. Hamilton – Book Review/Author Q&A
20CC Reviews – Book Review
TrashyBibloBlog – Book Review/Excerpt

Book Tour: 15 Minutes by Larissa Reinhart

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By author: Larissa Reinhart
Release Date: January 24th, 2017
Genre: Cozy/Humorous Mystery

Blurb:

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When ex-teen star Maizie Albright returns to her Southern hometown of Black Pine, Georgia, she hoped to rid herself of Hollywood tabloid and reality show hell for a new career as a private investigator. Instead, Hollyweird follows her home. Maizie’s costar crushing, but now for her gumshoe boss. Her stage-monster mother still demands screen time. Her latest rival wants her kicked off the set, preferably back to a California prison.

By entangling herself in a missing person’s case, she must reprise her most famous role. The job will demand a performance of a lifetime. But this time, the stakes are real and may prove deadly.

Buy the Book:

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What readers are saying:

“Hollywood glitz meets backwoods grit in this fast-paced ride on D-list celeb Maizie Albright’s waning star—even as it’s reborn in a spectacular collision with her nightmarish stage mother, her deer-pee-scented-apparel-inventing daddy…and a murderer. Sassy, sexy, and fun, 15 Minutes is hours of enjoyment—and a wonderful start to a fun new series from the charmingly Southern-fried Reinhart.”
— Phoebe Fox, author of The Breakup Doctor series

“Child star and hilarious hot mess Maizie Albright trades Hollywood for the backwoods of Georgia and pure delight ensues. Maizie’s my new favorite escape from reality.”
— Gretchen Archer, USA Today bestselling author of the Davis Way Crime Caper series

“I was already a huge fan of Larissa Reinhart’s Cherry Tucker series, but in her new mystery series, FIFTEEN MINUTES, she had me at the end of the first line: ‘Donuts.’

Maizie Albright is the kind of fresh, fun, and feisty ‘star detective’ I love spending time with, a kind of Nancy Drew meets Lucy Ricardo. Move over, Janet Evanovich. Reinhart is my new ‘star mystery writer!’”
— Penny Warner, Author of Death of a Chocolate Cheater and The Code Busters Club

“Larissa Reinhart’s newest heroine, Maizie Albright, is at once naïve and worldly. As a former child star, she craves life in the real world by becoming a PI, just like the TV character that made her famous. Armed with humor, charm, and stubborn determination, Maizie is a breath of fresh air. I adored every second of 15 Minutes. Viva la Maizie!”
— Terri L. Austin, author of the Rose Strickland mysteries and the Null for Hire series.

About the Author:

Larissa Reinhart

Bio:

A 2015 Georgia Author of the Year Best Mystery finalist, Larissa writes the Cherry Tucker Mystery and Maizie Albright Star Detective series. The first in the Cherry Tucker series, Portrait of a Dead Guy, is a 2012 Daphne du Maurier finalist, 2012 The Emily finalist, and 2011 Dixie Kane Memorial winner. She loves books, food, and travel in any and all combinations.

Her family and Cairn Terrier, Biscuit, live in Nagoya, Japan, but they still call Georgia home. You can see them on HGTV’s House Hunters International “Living for the Weekend in Nagoya” episode. Visit her website, find her chatting on Facebook, Instagram, and Goodreads, and sign up for her newsletter at http://smarturl.it/larissanewsletter. If you enjoy her books, please leave a review. She sends you virtual hugs and undying gratitude for your support!

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Visit all the stops on the tour:

Feb 12th

Blog on the Run – Promo/Spotlight Post

Feb 13th

Ali’s Book Nook – Book Review
Steamy Book Momma – Promo/Spotlight Post

Feb 14th

Judging More than Just the Cover – Author Q&A

Feb 15th

Hello…Chick Lit – Book Excerpt

Feb 16th

Kristin’s Novel Cafe – Book Excerpt
Jenabooks – Book Review

Feb 17th

Book Lover in Florida – Author Guest Post

Feb 18th

He Said Books Or Me – Author Guest Post

Book Tour: Midnight Sisters by Sarah E. Boucher

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Friends and Fairy Tale Lovers!  I am delighted to share with you today a wondrous fairy tale novel by the illustrious  Sarah E. Boucher: Midnight Sisters!  I loved this retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, as I did so enjoy her Becoming Beauty. Midnight Sisters showed a fresh perspective, a nice plot twist, and leaves you wishing you could spend more time with the characters. Read on, Booklovers, and be sure to check out the giveaway!

Welcome to the Midnight Sisters‘ Blog Tour and Giveaway! Learn all about author Sarah E. Boucher and her exciting new novel based on the classic fairy tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses.



Author Spotlight:

Sarah E. Boucher is a lover of fairy stories, romance, anything BBC and Marvel, and really, really cute shoes. On weekdays she wears respectable shoes and serves as Miss Boucher, the Queen of Kindergarten. On school holidays she writes stories about romance and adventure. And wears impractical super cute shoes.



Sarah is a graduate of Brigham Young University. She lives and works in northern Utah. Midnight Sisters is her second novel. Visit Sarah at SarahEBoucher.com or connect with her on Twitter, FacebookInstagramPinterest, Amazon, or Goodreads.



Midnight Sisters:

Do no meddle with the Master’s daughters.

The words rattle around Jonas’ head. What is the punishment again? Death? Dismemberment? Jonas, the newest addition to the gardening staff, can’t recall the exact penalty for breaking the rule. What does it matter anyway? He would never dream of meddling with the Earl of Bromhurst’s haughty daughters.



Until he comes face to face with Lady Ariela Spencer, the eldest of the His Lordship’s daughters.



Her elusive smile and open manner cause him to question his convictions. In no time, he’s drawn into Lady Ariela’s world of mystery and intrigue, a world where she and her sisters will do anything—including leaving twelve empty beds at midnight—to escape their father’s strict rules.



Only Jonas can uncover the truth and save them from their father’s wrath and their own folly, if he is willing to risk everything he’s ever worked for. 



Midnight Sisters is an imaginative fairy tale retelling that promises to delight and entertain readers. Midnight Sisters is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.



Also by Sarah E Boucher:

Becoming Beauty, a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, available on AmazonBarnes & Noblebooks & thingsiTunes, and GoodreadsFor the duration of the blog tour (January 9-20) Becoming Beauty eBook will be 99
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Thank you for dropping in! Don’t forget to click below and enter the giveaway for a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card or a signed copy of Midnight Sisters! 



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A Closer Look at One of the Midnight Sisters:

Meet Krisela:
“You like that, don’t you boy?” Brutus lapped up the water like he’d run all over creation. Would my father never learn to care for his hunting dogs? Caesar nudged Brutus out of the way. They reminded me of the triplets, always vying for a place.
“Now, now,” I said, patting Caesar’s black head. “There’s plenty for everyone, boys.”
“You have a way with them,” a deep voice said.
My nerves zinged. I hazarded a glance behind me. It was enough to confirm my worst fears. But why would Lord Whatsits spare any time for me? I was only fourteen.
“I’ve fine hunters of my own, My Lady. Have you any tips on managing them?”
I kept my eyes glued on the dogs who were still pushing one another to get to the water. I knelt to dump the rest of the bucket full of water into their dish. I stayed on my knees with one hand on each animal.
“You’re a shy one aren’t you, My Lady?” The low voice hummed with innuendo. “I’ve always liked a challenge.”
I closed my eyes tightly. Please don’t do it. Please don’t do it. Please don’t do it.
He shuffled nearer. I could feel him behind me. There was only one thing to do. I leaned forward so only the dogs could hear me. “Get him, boys!”
They tore off, nearly toppling me in the process. Wild yelps sounded followed by a not-so-manly shriek. I turned to watch to nobleman galloping across the grounds like an ungainly giraffe. The dogs were nearly at his heels. “Do it! Come on, boys!” I whispered. With a leap, Brutus sank his teeth into Lord Whatsits’s derriere. A chortle of laughter broke free. I laughed until my sides hurt.

 

Book Tour: A Composition in Murder by Larissa Reinhart

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A Composition in Murder Book Tour
A Cherry Tucker Mystery Book 6

By author Larissa Reinhart
Tour Dates: November 15th – 21st, 2016

Blurb:

With a new art teaching gig at Halo House—Halo, Georgia’s posh independent living home—and Halo society scrutinizing her family and her love life, Cherry Tucker needs to stay out of trouble. However, her sleuthing skills are sought by Halo House’s most famous resident: Belvia Brakeman, the ninety-year-old, blind CEO and founder of Meemaw’s Tea. Belvia confides in Cherry that the family tea empire is in jeopardy. The CEO suspects her daughter, the COO, has been murdered and she might be next. Her offer is hard to refuse, but will have Cherry treading on Forks County Sheriff toes, namely her personal Deputy Heartache, Luke Harper.

Amid her town troubles, can Cherry put her reputation, romance, and life on the line for the final request of a sweet tea tycoon? While she juggles senior citizen shenanigans, small town politics, and corporate family scandals, Cherry finds the sweet tea business cutthroat in more ways than one.

Buy the Book:

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About the Author:

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Larissa Reinhart

Bio:

A 2015 Georgia Author of the Year Best Mystery finalist, Larissa writes the Cherry Tucker Mystery series. The first in the series, PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY (2012), is a 2012 Daphne du Maurier finalist, 2012 The Emily finalist, and 2011 Dixie Kane Memorial winner. The sixth mystery, A COMPOSITION IN MURDER, is expected to release November 15, 2016. Her family and Cairn Terrier, Biscuit, now live in Nagoya, Japan, but still calls Georgia home. Visit her website, LarissaReinhart.com, find her chatting on Facebook, Instagram, and Goodreads, or join her Facebook street team, The Mystery Minions.

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Check out all the Tour Stops:

November 15th

Steamy Book Momma – Book Promo Post
Imaginary Book Club – Book Review
Hello…Chick Lit – Book Excerpt Post

November 16th

EmmaTheLittleBookworm – Author Guest Post
Writing Pearls – Book Review
Judging More Than Just The Cover – Author Q&A

November 17th

Novelgossip – Author Q&A
The Belgian Reviewer – Author Guest Post

November 18th

Jena Books – Book Review/Excerpt

November 19th

Corinne’s Garden – Book Excerpt/Promo Post

November 20th

Live Laugh and Love Books – Book Review

November 21st

Book Lover in Florida – Book Excerpt Post
Turning Another Page – Book Review/Excerpt

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A COMPOSITION IN MURDER, A Cherry Tucker Mystery #2, by Larissa Reinhart

 

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“How much time do you have before you leave for work?” I asked against his raspy cheek. Even Luke’s five o’clock shadow tasted good. And looked sexy as hell against the definition of his cheekbones and hard-edged jaw. I loved his days off when he didn’t have to be clean-shaven, starched, and polyestered Deputy Harper. He’d soon head home to shave and change into his superhero costume.

“Not near enough.” He had moved past my neck and headed south fast. My sweater had disappeared. My corduroy shorts and ribbed tights would be next to go on Luke’s list of unnecessary clothing items. However, it was winter, and even though I lived in Georgia, standing bare-assed in my kitchen did not seem the brightest of ideas.

Particularly when my roommate was due home any moment.

Particularly when my roommate was my sort-of ex-husband.

“Wait up.” I caught Luke’s face between my hands and drew it north. “I’ve told you this before, any number of people have been known to walk through my back door. At any time of day. Or night.”

Luke leaned his body into mine. “That’s why I installed the deadbolt.” A dimple winked and his hands began a new journey.

“I can’t lock Todd out of his own house.”

The hands stopped roaming. “Sugar, this is not Todd’s house. This is your family’s house. Isn’t it time for him to move along?”

“Let’s not talk about that right now.”

“Fine. I had other things on my mind than talking.” His hands grasped my waist.

“Actually, I do want to talk. I’m having a Matlock moment.”

His hands fell from my waist and he cocked his head. “Mayberry Matlock?”

“Matlock didn’t live in Mayberry. Andy Griffith lived in Mayberry. Although he was a sheriff, so this might work for both shows.”

Luke folded his arms. “What might work?”

“Today I had to witness Belvia Brakeman signing her new will. And you know what I think?”

“Hard telling.”

“Something’s up with that family. Her long-lost daughter showed up and seemed real pushy about making Miss Belvia sign the will. Doesn’t that strike you as odd?”

“I’ll tell you what’s odd, you thinking about Belvia Brakeman while I’m kissing you.” Luke placed his hands on either side of my legs and leaned forward until his forehead touched mine. “How’d you end up witnessing Belvia’s will?”

“She asked for me. As the deputy in charge of Della Brakeman’s hit and run, have you met her sister, Coralee?”

Luke pulled away. “Oh no. We aren’t doing this. No ma’am. Della Brakeman’s death is an active investigation.”

“You suspect foul play. I can hear it in your voice.”

“Didn’t say that, although getting struck by an unidentified vehicle and left to die makes it a suspicious death. We generally don’t throw around words like foul play.”

“Matlock did.” I kissed him, but before he could surge ahead, I broke contact to murmur against his lips, “So any suspects? Are you looking at Coralee Brakeman or whatever her married name is? When did she get to town? If she’s the big inheritor of Meemaw’s Tea fortune, that’s an awful big motive.”

“Cherrilyn Tucker.” Tiny kisses spread across my cheek, trailing heat. “Are you interfering in an open investigation when I just told you it was none of your beeswax?”

“No, sir, Deputy Harper. But I did not get good vibes from Coralee and I’m worried about Miss Belvia.”

“Let’s work on another type of vibe.” The kisses moved to my neck.

I shivered under the onslaught. “I’m also wondering why Miss Belvia wants to see me again. It’s not for a funeral portrait.”

Luke pulled back to study me. “What did you say to her?”

“Nothing, other than I wanted to make sure no one had tampered with her will. She signed blind, you know.”

“Lord Almighty. You know Mrs. Brakeman’s a powerful woman? Meemaw’s Tea is on one of those Fortune lists. Don’t mess around with that family. Especially with this suspicious death hanging over their heads.”

“I’m not. She requested to see me. Something about my other talents. Said she’d heard about me.”

“Other talents? Like this one?” He whispered a suggestion in my ear.

I slid my hands from his chest to his shoulders. “Todd really will be home any minute.”

“Then we have a minute. This is not a problem.”

Book Tour: That Girl by Leslie DJ

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That Girl – By Leslie DJ – Book Tour

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That Girl
By Leslie DJ
Genre: Chick Lit
Release Date: Sept 20, 2016

Blurb:

Stacey Melendez doesn’t believe in marriage. It’s 2008 and she’s perfectly content being a single 28-year-old Latina living in Manhattan with her best friend and roommate Lin. She doesn’t mind dating handsome unreliable men. But when Lin suddenly announces she’s getting married Stacey is forced to reevaluate her love life and living situation. Stacey must learn to live on her own and find love within herself in order for anyone else to love her in return.

Buy the Book:

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About the Author:

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Leslie DJ

Bio:

Leslie DJ is a Dominican-American writer and radio personality who resides in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. She is the writer and founder of SinisterGirlz.com, an online publication that features written and audio music-related content. She hosts Sinister Girlz Live on WBMB Baruch College Radio 94.3 FM New York on Fridays at 4pm EST. In 2005 she was awarded the Dymphna Leonard Award for Fiction for her short story, “The Summer of Lost Innocence,” from her alma mater, Marymount Manhattan College. She graduated with a BA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Playwriting and received her MFA in Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction from The New School of General Studies.

Find her here:

Website | Twitter | SinisterGirlz

Book Tour Arranged by: HCL Author Services & Book Tours
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Visit ALL the stops on the Tour:

October 23rd

Sparkles at Midnight – Author Guest Post
Hello…Chick Lit – Book Excerpt

October 24th

Judging More Than Just The Cover – Author Q&A
Grass Monster – Amazon Book Review

October 25th

Bookish Regards – Book Review
Coffeeholic Bookworm – Book Excerpt

October 26th

ItsShelbyMariee – Book Review
Jena Books – Book Excerpt

October 27th

Novelgossip – Book Review
Book Lover in Florida – Book Excerpt

October 28th

ItaPixie’s Book Corner – Book Review

October 29th

My Comfy Reading Corner – Book Review

October 30th

Corinne’s Garden – Book Promo Post
DystopianCitzn – Book Review

Spotlight: Dylan Quinn and Origin

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Friends Followers Readers!  Do I have a HOT spotlight for you today!

Both Gemini and Origin are on sale for .99 today, 10/28!  

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origin-cadesabsteaserOne sacrifice saved humanity.

One kill will change everything.

One secret could destroy them all.

 

Sometimes the most dangerous battle is the war within ourselves.

One sacrifice can save humanity.

So can one heartbeat. One kiss. One touch. I didn’t save my Gemini’s soul the night I rescued him from the dark realm. Cade Adams saved mine.

 

One kill has changed everything.

Since I eradicated the world’s most dangerous demon, the Fallen factions are out for blood, and their target is my family: Genesis—the Origin of humanity. The only way to protect my legacy against an ancient prophecy threatening to take me out is to resume my reign as Chayah, Eternal Mother. But I can’t remember her. My own secrets are buried so deep, even I can’t reach them.

 

One secret could destroy us all.

EXCERPT from Origin:

Thousands of years loving Cade and five lifetimes leading Genesis are lost to me. While I’ve been off fighting to remember my own life, my family’s been fighting each other. Our own demons just may destroy humanity’s only defense against the darkness before the Eternal war has even begun.

 

Sometimes the most dangerous battle is the war within ourselves.

Book Excerpt:

“May I?” Cade tilted his head toward his fingers that firmly gripped the hem of my tank top, waiting for my consent.

I couldn’t manage a single word, just nodded, my tongue nearly hanging out of my mouth.

I squeaked out a yes, and Cade promptly tiptoed his fingertips up to my waist, letting them drag slowly, torturously against my skin while he peeled my shirt up and off my grimy body.

Damn.

I sucked in a breath, the whisper of Cade’s touch forcing goose bumps dashing across my skin.

I’d waited for this night for months. Years, even.

Two days ago, however, I wasn’t sure this moment was ever going to happen, and yet here we were. Twin Souls preparing to Converge.

Even the sound of the words spinning inside my brain set butterflies fluttering in my belly. I wasn’t quite sure what converging souls meant, but at that moment, as Cade undressed me with his eyes, I couldn’t wait to find out.

Cade gazed hungrily, never wavering focus as he tossed my nasty shirt in the trash. He set my hands on his bare waist, no doubt, inspiring them to explore.

Cade was sweaty and definitely needed a bath.

Didn’t matter, though. No amount of grime could keep my hands steady. It had been a rare occasion I’d seen my Gemini bare-chested, and with unlimited access now, I wasn’t about to waste the opportunity.

I chewed on my bottom lip, my gaze wandering down his broad chest to his abs. Despite the fact he’d been captive in a rotting cell for the past two months, his body told a different story. Firm, traceable lines made my fingertips greedy, inspiring them to follow the unexplored path across his tan stomach.

I hummed beneath my breath, and Cade let out a quiet laugh, lifting my chin to regain my attention.

He hovered over me at six-foot five, give or take an inch. I held my own, a dash shy of six feet now, but I liked being smaller than him. It was comforting when he held me.

I was protected. Safe.

Loved.

“Sit.” He gestured to the ledge of the tub, and I sat on the edge.

Cade kneeled in front of me, picking up each foot, one at a time, unlacing each boot and tossing it aside.

Butterflies swarmed. Knots tightened. Sweat pooled on my forehead, nervous energy building inside me.

Cade rose to his feet, a naughty crooked smile splashed across his face. He unbuttoned his jeans, pushing them down and kicking them off slowly, never taking his gaze from mine.

Iridescent wisps swirled in his eyes while he stood before me, absolutely bare.

And so. Freaking. Beautiful.

My breath caught. Gazing over his perfect body, I bit my bottom lip.

Couldn’t help it.

I’d never seen a man naked before.

Wow.

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 Where you can find Author Dylan Quinn:

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Book Tour: Found

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Found Release Day Blast Tour

August 9th, 2016

 

 

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Blurb:

 

“How did people even come up with the idea of these dizzying skyscrapers, let alone work out how to make them possible? Whoever built the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building, their legacy will live on forever. What sort of a difference will I ever make?”

 

Who knew one flight could change everything? When Arielle Lockley stepped on the plane at Heathrow, she never realised how different her life would be when she touched down in New York City. Now she’s dealing with that aftermath, as well as trying to find common ground with Etta, her new and unexpected business partner.

 

But, trying to sort out business in London whilst her fiancé, Piers, recovers from surgery in New York, is starting to take its toll on their relationship. Can Arielle and Etta work together to continue Felicity’s legacy without destroying it, and will Arielle and Piers even make it down the aisle to say “I do”?

 

Find out what happens this summer in the final part of the warm and wonderful Arielle Lockley series.

 

Buy the Book:

 

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About the Author:

 

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Elle Field

 

 

Elle Field writes coming of age romantic comedies, and is the author of the Arielle Lockley series and Geli Voyante’s Hot or Not. She grew up in Yorkshire, then moved to Scotland to study International Relations and Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews.

 

Elle now lives in London with her boyfriend and their cat. She’s a massive fan of sunshine, giraffes, The Killers, Audrey Hepburn movies, playing Scrabble and tea. Oh, and reading, of course!

 

Find her here:

 

Website: http://www.ellefield.co.uk

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Congratulations, Elle on your new release!!  I just love the cover and have loved being a part of your big day!

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Book Tour: A Sudden Crush

Friends & Booklovers, I am delighted to present to you today A Sudden Crush by Camilla Isley.

  
 
  
A Sudden Crush

By Author Camilla Isley

Blurb:

Joanna Price is a city girl with the perfect life. She loves her job as a book editor, she just married Liam, high profile bestselling author and the man of her dreams, and she’s headed to the Caribbean to enjoy two weeks of paradise for her luxurious honeymoon.

Connor Duffield is a gruff, grumpy rancher from the Midwest. He is a country boy who has a no-nonsense approach to life, more scars than he’d like to admit, and he hates city girls.

So it’s just a misfortune they have to sit next to each other for a six hour plane ride. Even more so when their flight is caught in the perfect storm and Joanna wakes up stranded on a desert island with Connor, the very man she hoped she would never have to see again.

Why are they alone on this forsaken island? What happened to Joanna’s husband?

When her dream honeymoon turns into a hilarious tropical nightmare, Joanna’s first thought is survival. However, she and Connor will quickly discover just how boring paradise can be. As the days turn to weeks, and then months, this mismatched pair will have to learn how to coexist and how to resist the sparkles of an attraction they weren’t prepared to feel.

When they are finally rescued will Joanna’s marriage be saved as well, or will the life she knew and loved be in ruins?

A Special Excerpt is below! 

—♥ CHAPTER ELEVEN ♥—
Pride, Prejudice, and Naked Trolls
And with these words he hastily left the room, and Elizabeth heard him the next moment open the front door and quit the house.

“What are you doing?” Connor’s accusing voice comes brusquely from somewhere above me.

“Huh?” I reluctantly tear my eyes from the screen to look at his dark silhouette towering over me. “Reading a book.” Why did he question me as if he had just caught me skinning baby seals?

“Have you made lunch?” he asks impatiently.

“Who said I was supposed to make it?”

“You’re the woman. I skin the fish, and you slice the fruit.”

I consider reacting to his sexist comment by starting a feminist sit-in. But his statement actually makes sense as I will never be able to skin anything, knife or no knife. And since I don’t mind preparing the fruit instead… I look at him directly, extending my hand for him to pull me up. I say “Deal” as our eyes come level, and abandon Miss Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy to go cook—or, rather, peel and slice.

“So, are you from Chicago?” I ask a while later as we eat lunch “inside”.

Grunt, negative kind.

“Where do you live, then?”

“At the border.”

“With Canada?” I ask hesitantly.

“Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa. I’m in Dubuque, but I have lands in each state.”

“Oh, it must be fun when you’re paying taxes.”

Grunt in the sarcastic affirmative.

When we’re done eating, he extracts two short, thin wooden twigs and peels the bark off the tip of one, revealing a white, soft-looking core underneath.

“Here.” He passes it to me. “Chew on the tip.”

“What is this?” I take it from him and sniff it, uncertain.

“Chewstick. It’s a natural toothbrush. They use it to make toothpaste—it will keep your teeth healthy.”

“Oh, okay. Thanks! So why were you going to the Caribbean?” I tentatively bite on the thingy. The tip is fibrous, kind of frothy, and tastes slightly bitter. But it’s not too bad, and it’s definitely better than having my teeth rot.

“I wasn’t.”

Long pause.

“Meaning?” I mumble while I keep chewing my stick.

“I was going to South America.”

Another pause.

“Damn, it really is hard to talk to you!” I burst out.

“Huh?” He looks at me sheepishly.

“When I’m lucky and it’s not a grunt, you reply with monosyllables. It’s unnerving.”

“What do you want me to say?”

“Like for example adding why you were going to South America. Or you could ask about me.”

“I already know everything about your honeymoon drama as you kindly provided every little detail about it on the plane—twice.”

Fair enough. I did blab a bit too much maybe, at least considering he was a perfect stranger at the time.

“I was going to South America to check on some fields we own there. They had some problems with the last crop,” Connor elaborates.

After this short comment, it’s silence again.

“And then you go on and tell me what the problem with the crop was,” I prod him. Conversation 101 by Joanna Price, part two.

“Nah, you wouldn’t want to know. You’d get bored.”

“More than I already am?” I push my finished leaf plate aside and lean on my elbow next to him. “Plus, it’s siesta time, so there’s nothing else we can do besides talk.”

For a split second I see something flash in his eyes, as if he thought there could be a lot of other things we could do besides talking. However, the look comes and goes in a blink, so much so that I wonder if I’d only imagined it. I’m sure my face is tomato red right now; I hope it doesn’t show in the dim light of the hut. Anyway, if he had any naughty thoughts you wouldn’t be able to tell from the tone of his next statement.

“This year we had a bad case of soybean rust—it’s basically a fungus that attacks and destroys the leaves of the plant.” He starts telling me his crop troubles, and I pretend to be an interested listener. “We lost more than half of our projected yield. I wanted to make sure they got control practices right for next year, as we can’t afford to…”

***

Open eyes. Where am I? Honeymoon? No. Hut, desert island, shipwrecked. What happened?

The last thing I can remember is Connor talking about crop bugs and other boring stuff. Oh my, I must have fallen asleep while he was talking! If he was difficult before, now he will never talk to me again. I’d better go apologize.

I crawl out of our shelter and stand on all fours on the threshold to look for him. I spot him walking up a sand dune in the general direction of the jungle. From where I stand, I can only see his naked torso. He’s holding something that looks like a spear in his left hand, and his body is shiny in the sun. He must have just come out of the water. Primitive fishing technique? I’m about to get up and wave when the rest of his body emerges from behind the dune and I see that he’s butt naked. I quickly cover my eyes with my hands and flatten my body against the hut floor, barely suppressing a squeal. My face feels so hot I’m sure there must be steam spewing out of my ears and nostrils.

After a while I can’t help but peek from between my fingers. Mr. Naked Ogre has already passed the hut, and he’s moving towards the jungle path to the lake. All the while presenting me with the spectacle of his white buttocks rhythmically bobbling as he walks. They make for a hypnotic sight; I don’t seem to be able to tear my eyes away from them. Good thing I don’t have a secret fantasy about sex on the beach, or naked, tall strangers, or primitive men in their naked glory, or whatever.

I shake my head, as if by doing so I can make the image of his nude body fly out of my mind, and decide I’d better apply myself to some handiwork. I pick up Manny and head to the opposite side of the jungle to collect some more wood for the fire and some more fruit.

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Hi! I’m a writer of romantic comedy, cat’s lover, coffee addict, and shoes hoarder.

Besides writing, I love reading (surprise, surprise), cooking—and eating—especially pasta, going to the movies and obviously ordering a gigantic bowl of popcorn, and watching too much TV.

I understand that mosquitoes play a role in the ecosystem as a part of other animals’ diet, and I don’t want to starve all those frog princes out there, but I could really live without them.

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02.08.16

Grass Monster/Selina – @Lost801_Oceanic – Review

Live, Laugh & Love Books/Rebecca – http://livelaughandlovebooks.wordpress.com – Excerpt

Literary Chanteuse/Margaret – http://www.literarychanteuse.blogspot.ca – Promo

Around the World in Books/Melissa – http://www.aroundtheworldinbooks.ca/ – Excerpt

Chick Lit Central/Melissa A. – http://chicklitcentral.com – Review
02.09.16

Bookmyopia/Ishita – http://bookmyopia.wordpress.com – Review

Calico Gifts Blog/Laura – Www.calicogiftsblog.WordPress.com – Review

Judging More Than Just the Cover/Amber – http://www.judgingmorethanjustthecover.blogspot.com – Author Q&A – Review

Pretty Little Book Reviews/Elle – http://www.prettylittlebookreviews.com – Review

Just a Book Lovin’ Junkie – http://jabooklovinjunkie.blogspot.com – Promo

Bookish Escapes/Leah – http://bookishescapes.weebly.com – Review

02.10.16

T & L Book Reviews/Tammy – http://tasz1976.wordpress.com – Promo

Romantic Reads and Such/Julie – http://romanticreadsandsuch.worpdress.com – Review

Boundless Minds/Shouryaman – http://www.boundlessminds.org – Author Q&A

Ali – The Dragon Slayer/Alison – http://cancersuckscouk.ipage.com/ – Review

Hello…Chick Lit/Aimee – http://hellochicklit.com – Review

02.11.16

On My Bookshelf/Agi – http://www.onmybookshelf.blog.pl – Review

Liz Ellen/Liz – http://lizellyn.com – Review

The Nest of Books Review/Petra – http://thenestofbooksreview.blogspot.com.au/ – Author Guest Post

ItaPixie’s Book Corner/Fede – https://www.facebook.com/itapixiesbookcorner/ – Review

I Heart Fictional People/Cheryl – http://iheartfictionalpeople.com/ – Review

02.12.16

Vvb32 Reads/Velvet – http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/ – Review

One Book at a Time/Bethany – http://Booksandwinearelovely.blogspot.com – Promo

A Writer’s Ramblings/Corinne – https://www.corinnedesjardins.wordpress.com – Excerpt

Book Groupies/Jazzy – http://bookgroupies2.blogspot.com/ – Promo

Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’/Peggy – http://stormynightbloginandreviwing.blogspot.com/ -Promo

Hey Said Renee/Renee – http://heysaidrenee.blogspot.com.au – Review

Persephone & Me, the Book Tour

You Guys!  This book tour is so fun! 

Stop by to say hi and check out all these lovely blog hosts! Here is a link to the event page all the tour stops and links:

Persephone & Me Book Tour with Giveaways!

I particularly adore this banner, with its alchemical colors!  It really picks up on one of the themes of my book. Jaidis Shaw of Juniper Grove Book Solutions did so well, don’t you think? 

 
Special thanks to Laurie for coordination and Sharyouman for the extra interview ❤