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Just Friends ~ To Be Yours

**both books are standalones!**
Just Friends
by Elana Johnson
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
302 pages
Mitch can’t keep running from his girl problems.
High school senior, Mitch Houser, is thrilled to have multiple colleges
recruiting him because of his record-breaking times on the track, but
Mitch hasn’t told anyone the real reason he’s been setting records.
He’s trying to outrun his girl problems.
He really hits it hard when Holly Isaacson, the girl next door and his
best friend for a decade, becomes buddy-buddy with Jade Montgomery,
who is Mitch’s latest crush. He wants to move Jade from a girl he
invites to eat dinner with his family to a girl he takes out to
dinner—and maybe kisses afterward.
So Mitch runs, and he runs fast. Things progress with Jade at the same
rate they fall apart with Holly. Most days, Mitch can’t change into
his running clothes fast enough. But running from his problems isn’t
a good solution, and Mitch will have to face both Jade and Holly—and
decide which one of them to put into the “just friends” category.
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To Be Yours
by Elana Johnson
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
242 pages
A girl who’s lost herself and the boy who’s always known how to find
her.
When seventeen-year-old Eden Scotson skis to the bottom of a mountain on a
routine trip with her older brother’s best friend, Grayson Young,
they find the lift non-operational and the biggest storm of the
season upon them.
Unable to stay in the tiny hut, they decide to make the climb back to the
luxury condos at the top. Along the way, they have to battle the
danger of an avalanche, the elements of wind and snow, and their
feelings for each other. As Grayson deals privately with his mother’s
alcoholism and an absent father, Eden’s grief over her father’s death
nine years earlier is a little more public.
Compared to dealing with the complexities of friendship and
more-than-friendship, overcoming grief, and learning how to forgive
old wounds, physically climbing the mountain will be the easiest part
of the journey for both Eden and Grayson.
**.99 cents March 7th-14th!!**
A speculative fiction author and USA Today bestseller under the name
Elana Johnson and an inspirational adult romance author under the pen
name of Liz Isaacson, her work includes the young adult dystopian
romance series Possession, published by Simon Pulse (Simon &
Schuster), Elevated, the Elemental series, the Songs of Life fantasy
series, the Redwood Bay romance series, and the #1 bestselling Three
Rivers Ranch Romance series.
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Paper Lipstick

Paper Lipstick
by Kelsey Elise Sparrow
Genre: MC Contemporary Romance
Lipstick kisses and caviar dreams don’t have a place in my life or his.
~ Max (Rebecca Robbins)

 

I’m a bad ass bitch. It’s a truth of mine. I live it and breathe that
shit. No, I’m not conceited or full of myself. It’s just something
I’ve discovered over the years.
I’m damn good by myself, always have been, always will. What I didn’t
know is I can be improved upon.
Enter the equally bad ass and hella charismatic Deckard Camden. Who, the
hell, told him to be this jaw-droppingly gorgeous, mountain of a man,
in comparison to my little self, projecting a wall of defense that
rivals my own?
Nobody prepared me for the sensual words that would fall from his lips or
the massive … peace he would bring to my life.
Damn sure didn’t get me ready to be Deckard Camden’s wife … wait what?
Kelsey Elise Sparrow, author of romance, MC, and fantasy novels. Imagination
takes flight and romance is free to breathe. Something sinister is
always lurking in the corner to snuff out the beauty. Join her on the
journey. She sees the world as one big opportunity to grow, discover,
and learn. The worlds she creates are based upon dreams and
imaginings that take the reader on a journey unlike any other.
“Imagination takes flight” isn’t just her tagline, it is her
way of living. Follow her on social media to discover where her
imagination will take you.
Lover of all things beautiful. Fanatic of Chris Hemsworth and Benedict
Cumberbatch. Book in hand, purse, bag, and on phone … always makes
her day along with her world a better place. This author calls Texas
her home, loves sweet tea and fantasy worlds. She is also a big kid.
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Close to You

Close To You
by B.M. Sandy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Michele just wants to be set free.
Iain just might have the key.

 

Michele Coffey is on the run. After arriving in Brooklyn four months ago,
she perfected the art of looking over her shoulder. Her only goal is to
make it through another day without being discovered.
When Iain Sheppard unexpectedly walks into her life, Michele’s first
instinct is to retreat. Falling in love is not in her plan, and after
what she’s been through, she’s not ready to trust anyone yet.
Maybe ever.
Iain is a rugged, sexy freelancer, born and raised in Brooklyn. After
showing up at the bar she works at one night, he leaves a note,
asking to show Michele the city. It goes against every rule she has
set in place for herself. She wants to forget about him and his
offer, but something about him draws her in. She can’t shake it, so
she agrees.
What Michele doesn’t know is that Iain knows more about her
than he’s letting on.
The clock is ticking. Michele knows that her time is running out,
especially after a stunning reveal that draws her and Iain even
closer.
As their attraction grows deeper, she can’t stop looking over her
shoulder, waiting for inevitable disaster. And she can’t help but
ask herself if she escaped one prison, only to lock herself into a
new one of her own making.
Will she ever be set free?
B. M. Sandy lives in Youngstown, Ohio with her husband, one-eyed cat
child, Maia, and as of June 2017, a rescue dog named Dorothy. She’s
a lover of books, film, and all things imaginary. Someone to Stay is
her first published novel.
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Fate’s Vultures ~ Book Tour & Giveaway

Lying in Ruins
Fate’s Vultures #1
by Jami Gray
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Romantic Suspense

In a world gone to hell, it’s hard to tell the good guys from the bad…

The world didn’t end in fire and explosions, instead it collapsed slowly, like falling
dominoes, an intensifying panic of disease, food shortages, wild
weather and collapsing economies, until what remained of humanity
battles for survival in a harsh new reality.
Charity uses lethal survival skills learned too early in her work as a
‘Hound, sniffing out pivotal secrets for one of the most powerful
people on the west coast. Her work is deceptive, deadly, and best
performed solo, which means when she has a run-in with a member of
the notorious Fate’s Vultures, she has no intention of joining forces
in some mockery of teamwork. The man might be sexy as hell, but she
travels alone. She will accomplish her mission and she will settle a
score – hopefully with the edge of her blade. But fate has other plans.
As one of Fate’s Vultures, a nomadic band of arbitrators known for
their ruthless verdicts, Ruin witnesses the carnage of corruption and
greed battering the remnants of humanity, and he bears the scars to
prove it. Now he has a damn ‘Hound showing up in suspicious
circumstances, leaving every cell of his body sceptical – and
painfully aroused. The woman is trouble, and Ruin has every intention
of steering clear. But when they realise they have a common enemy,
Charity and Ruin will have to set aside their distrust if they want
to achieve their mutual goal – justice and revenge.
Sometimes, when the world’s gone to hell, it’s better to stick with the devil
you know…
Beg For Mercy
Fate’s Vultures #2
Choosing a side has never been so dangerous…
The world didn’t end in fire and explosions, instead it collapsed
slowly, like falling dominoes, an intensifying panic of disease, food
shortages, wild weather and collapsing economies, until what remains
of humanity battles for survival in a harsh new reality.
An assassin by trade, a loner by nature, Mercy is sent to infiltrate the
Cartels and unmask the identity of their new silent partner. Instead,
she discovers a darker plan threatening to crumble the entire
Southwest and ends up with a hefty bounty on her head. Still, she’s
determined to stop the impending attack at any cost, even if it means
partnering up with a member of the notorious Fate’s Vultures.
After enduring a brutal, blood-soaked lesson on the savagery of
civilisation’s scavengers, Havoc is well acquainted with the
consequences of battling predators. But as a member of the nomadic
band of arbitrators known as Fate’s Vultures, he’s determined to
cement the necessary alliances to oust the biggest threat looming on
the horizon. When an enigmatic woman crosses his path, her secrets
and troubling loyalty light the fuse on an unexpected craving and his
insatiable curiosity.
In order to trap a common foe and derail an impending threat, Havoc and
Mercy must turn the tables to hunt a predator. Can an assassin and a
mercenary find their balance on the thin line of loyalty, or will it
snap under the weight of their wary hearts?
Jami Gray is the coffee addicted, music junkie, Queen Nerd of her personal
Geek Squad, Alpha Mom of the Fur Minxes, and award winning author of
the Urban Fantasy series, The Kyn Kronicles, the Paranormal Romantic
Suspense series, PSY-IV Teams, and her latest Romantic Suspense
series, Fate’s Vultures. She writes to soothe the voices in her head.
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The author is hosting an Amazon Giveaway for a kindle copy of Lying in
Ruins (3 winners)!
Also, enter to win a $25 Gift Card to either Amazon or B&N!

Offsides Series ~ Tour & Giveaway!

Right Text, Wrong Number
Offsides Book 1
by Natalie Decker
Genre: YA Sports Contemporary Romance
306 pages
Cheerleader Layla and football player Tyler are complete opposites. She thinks
he’s the biggest jerk in school and he thinks she’s too high on her
horse to even be worth a second glance. When the two of them are near
one another, sparks fly in all the wrong directions. They can hardly
endure speaking, let alone dating.
But when Layla unknowingly sends Tyler a smack-down text meant for the
girl sending naked photos to her then-boyfriend, Adam, Tyler has no
idea it’s Layla and decides to play along. After all, Tyler cannot
resist messing with the pissed off girl firing off texts about junk
pictures, cheating, and girl code.
As the fallout from Adam’s scandalous texts plays out in front of the
entire school, Tyler and Layla secretly continue to text each other
using fake names. But as days and weeks pass, things take a turn for
the serious between them, and suddenly, their texts mean more. Maybe
it’s time to come clean about who they are and risk taking the
relationship from texts to dates, then kissing, and maybe more.
They say there’s a thin line between love and hate. Can reality live up to
the fantasy, or will Layla and Tyler be forever offsides?
Right Kiss, Wrong Guy
Offsides Book 2
313 pages
You’d think a girl with the most romantic name in the world would have her
pick of boyfriends.
But Valentine’s Day sucks when you’re single. Just ask Juliet Valentine,
whose last name happens to also be the name of the most dreaded
made-up holiday ever.
A romantic at heart, this year is especially hard on Juliet. Her
sister, Layla, is in a new relationship, her mom’s match-making
business is doing great, and her school’s new fundraiser is
“Love-Grams.”
Juliet’s miserable, a little jealous, and lonely.
Quarterback Jared Black is the most popular guy in school. A star athlete, Jared
tops the most-eligible bachelor list year after year. But to Juliet
Valentine, he’s all but invisible. She isn’t impressed.
Jared’s never had to work hard to get the attention of a girl before.
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and he’s determined to ask
Juliet out. After all, if Tyler can win over Layla, Jared ought to
have a shot with Layla’s sister.
Unlike Tyler and Layla, charm, flattery and good looks won’t work on Juliet.
So with the V-Day dance coming up, Jared uses the school’s
Love-Grams to let Juliet know how he feels. Should be simple enough,
right?
Wrong.
Each attempt ends up either in the trash or thrown in someone’s face.
Juliet won’t play his game.
Now, without a date to the dance Jared realizes it’s going to take a
Hail Mary to win the girl of his dreams.
Natalie Decker is the author of the bestselling YA series Rival Love, YA
series Offsides, and NA series Scandalous Boys. She loves her family,
her awesome dog, friends, carefree days, football, fuzzy blankets,
traveling, reading, cooking, writing, and is a huge Denver Broncos
fan. Her imagination is always going, which some find odd. But she
believes in seeing the world in a different light at all times. An
avid reader of everything. If she’s not at a Target or Starbucks
because those are her favs, she might be typing away on her laptop,
reading a book, hanging out with her amazing family, or she’s off
having an adventure. Because Natalie believes in a saying: Your life
is your own journey, so make it amazing!
She loves interacting with fans.
Feel free to follow her on any of her
social media accounts.
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Guardian Unforgiven ~ Tour & Giveaway

Guardian Unforgiven
Werewolves Awakened #1
by Nollen Bradley
Genre: Erotic Werewolf Thriller
403 pages
The werewolf, most believe to be folklore or legend. For centuries, the
existence of werewolves were kept secret and guarded by a warrior
class of lycan descended from a fierce ancient line known as the
Guardians. These Guardians, sworn to uphold the peace between the
wolf and humans. But, some werewolves not satisfied with living in
secrecy start lashing out, hunting and killing all with the ancient
gene to push humanity into extinction.
Now, only a few descendants are left with the cursed bloodline,
some don’t even know they have…
“I read the book one Saturday afternoon in about 3 1/2 hours straight.
While I wanted to take a break, I found myself simply unable to put
it down until reaching the end. ALL GOOD! Touché. Excellent story.
Excellent plot…” Amazon Review July 4, 2017
“There are a lot of great action sequences throughout the book, and each
chapter builds upon the last. The author does a great job with
setting the scene and describing the characters in the story, it was
like watching a movie in my head…” Amazon Review June 27, 2017

Excerpt:

CHAPTER 1

Headstones & Crosses

          The windshield fogs slightly from the wet mist drizzling sadly from the low gray sky. Hoss is running sweet, but I wouldn’t expect anything less from a 1970 Mach One Ford Mustang. Aaron Lewis’s song “Country Boy” echoes in my head. A fitting song for driving on this long desolate Kansas highway. Forcing me to reflect on the purpose of this drive.
Having traveled this highway my entire life, today, for the first time, I realize just how lonely of a road it is. Nothing out here but a few farms dotting the rolling flat landscape exaggerating the emptiness leading to the Melbourne Cemetery. Pressing me to experience the loss and constant visions of Sara, again and again.
So far into my head, the periodic sway from the wipers screeching on the windshield startle me. I probably wouldn’t be as miserable had I made the funeral, but circumstances dictated. I wanted to be there, I needed to be there, I should have been there, after all, Sara was my daughter. After her mom died, I did the best I could with what I had. She was the one thing that gave me hope at a time in my life when things seemed dismal and bleak. A beautiful girl growing into a young lady full of promise, and energy only youth can give.
So many things had taken place these last several weeks. Honestly, this is the first opportunity I’ve had to say goodbye. Even now, I can’t stay long.
I park the mustang, walk to the graves and see the big sky meet the horizon giving grace to the air and a sense of peace, a feeling and appearance of home.
Aunt Jenny took charge of the arrangements as she’d promised. Her gentle controlling touch shows in the majestic white marble headstone placed next to Sara’s mother’s grave, almost matching in every way but size. Sara’s stone marker, being the child, is slightly smaller. The graves look over fertile soil that our ancestors had bought and paid for with money, sweat and blood.
An unforgiving drizzle moistens my face with the chill of winter killing the sense of peacefulness reminding me of the recent past, and the guilt pushes me to find the one responsible.
Sara didn’t know the truth in her death; I’m trying to understand the truth in her mother’s death that led to hers. Somehow related yet so far apart, nothing is as it appears, yet stares at you as I blindly believe in the falsehood of control. The beasts that they may be, be that which I have become.
Walking back to the Mustang, not wanting to leave, knowing I must seek closure. I take one good look around, not knowing when I’ll return, I slide into the seat of the car.
The Mustang’s speakers blare “House of the Rising Sun” by the Animals, I turn back onto the lonely road that led me here.
Heading back to what I now call home, replaying the recent past, analyzing the memories. Could I have done anything different? Anything that would have changed these tragic events?
The overwhelming memory transforms the cool nineteen-seventy Ford Mustang into the brand new four-wheel drive Ford Diesel Truck I had bought just several months prior. The weather turns from cold, gray and misty to bright and sunny as I remember the day this all started.

Nollen Bradley is a pen name for Bradley Noll an American author residing
near Leavenworth Kansas. The married, father of two grown children is
new to the published author scene even though he has been writing
song lyrics, poems and short stories all of his life.
Brad grew up on a farm outside of Winchester Kansas learning the value of
hard work. Following college, Brad spent twelve years as a Paramedic
until his second back surgery ending his successful career where he
received several letters of commendation.
Brad spent time farming in his off days feeling the everyday pressures of
the weather, markets and juggling the debt that is associated with
large business. All the while, continuing to write songs and preform
at local venues. Following a music CD he produced named “Make
Believe” with eleven of his original songs and while in the process
of producing his second Album he realized his talent was more suited
for writing then music.
One day it snapped and with Brad’s influences like Merle Haggard, Chris
Kristofferson, Hank Jr., Metallica and most of all “The Man in
Black” Johnny Cash. Brad’s mentors show as in the words from the
poem ‘Looking Down’
I pulled my cowboy hat down low, Drank down my last swallow,
Of Kentucky Bourbon and coke,
As the World was spinning round, I knew I have to slow it down,
Cause I’m going nowhere fast, staring at the bottom of this glass…”
Nollen Bradley 2010
Embracing the concept to ask the question “Why so many lose and so few win?”
Rooting for the underdog’s the longshot’s just like himself. The
ones that are not supposed to make it but push and fight with
everything they have and despite the odds, they still try.
Don’t let the rough exterior fool you, for inside Brad is the heart of a
poet. Sometimes a tortured soul haunted by memories or questions. A
helpless romantic as seen in the poem ‘When We Flew’
“…Guess now, I can look back to then, How I can’t help but smile,
Through these tears that hide the pain, I think of you… every memory
remains,
But, when we flew Girl we were something to see,
Higher than one life could ever be,
we flew so high we no longer believed… so we lost those dreams,
It saddens me, until I think about, when we flew Girl, cause we were
something to see…”
Nollen Bradley 2011
Brad takes the experience from the sweat stinging his eyes from the heat
on a hot July day in Kansas. The heartache from having to tell a
parent or a child that their loved one has died and there was nothing
he could do, to the struggles of trying to pursue a dream and
watching it crumble in front of him. Brad has developed a style that
draws on real life experiences to provide exciting yet believable
story lines that captivate readers. Writing unbelievable tales with
the realism of the struggles from everyday life in the painful cookie
cutter suburban age.
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The Vampires of Shadow Hills

Flesh and Blood
The Vampires of Shadow Hills Book 1
by Willow Rose
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

For fans of Twilight and A Shade of
Vampire
comes a new addiction impossible to put down.

It’s like Riverdale meets Big Little Lies meets Romeo and Juliet, but with
vampires!”

What if you can’t trust your own family?

Robyn’s parents are ruining her life. As if their constant bickering and
embarrassing behavior wasn’t bad enough, they’ve forbidden her
from hanging out with her crush just when a flirty new girl moves to
their block. Strangely enough, Robyn’s parents look the other way
when her big brother breaks curfew… even after a local girl’s
violent murder.
With the neighborhood on high alert, strange sightings are on the rise and
the accusations begin to fly. Between her brother’s nighttime
excursions and her parents’ odd behavior, Robyn starts to worry
that the killer may be living under her own roof. In a town where
neighbor has turned against neighbor, deciding whom to trust with her
dark fears could be a matter of life and death…
Flesh and Blood is the first book in a fun and frightening series
of romantic paranormal mysteries. If you like terrifying thrills,
flesh and blood characters, and vampires without the sparkle, then
you’ll love Willow Rose’s tale of suburban terror.
**Only .99 cents!!**
Blood and Fire
The Vampires of Shadow Hills Book 2

“I wish my parents were immortal bloodsucking vampires,” said no one.
Ever.

Especially not Robyn who is struggling being the only human in a house filled
with vampires. Can she keep it a secret that she knows what they are?
Meanwhile Jayden’s family is revealing secrets of their own and
nothing is as it seems in Shadow Hills anymore. .

Who can they trust?

Blood and Fire is the second book in a fun and frightening series
of romantic paranormal mysteries. If you like terrifying thrills,
flesh and blood characters, and vampires without the sparkle, then
you’ll love Willow Rose’s tale of suburban terror.
Fire and Beauty
The Vampires of Shadow Hills Book 3

It’s a neighborhood like any other. Except it is not.

Under the surface lures so many secrets that the teenagers of Shadow Hills
fear for their lives.
Jazmine knows her friend’s parents are strange supernatural beings, but what
about hers?
Who can she trust?
Fire and Beauty is the third book in a fun and frightening series
of romantic paranormal mysteries. If you like terrifying thrills,
flesh and blood characters, and vampires without the sparkle, then
you’ll love Willow Rose’s tale of suburban terror.
The Queen of Scream aka Willow Rose is a #1 Amazon Best-selling Author
and an Amazon ALL-star Author of more than 40 novels. She writes
Mystery, Suspense, Horror, Supernatural thrillers, and Fantasy.
She lives on Florida’s Space Coast with her husband and two daughters.
When she is not writing or reading, you will find her surfing and
watch the dolphins play in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
Willow’s books are fast-paced, nail-biting pageturners.
Several of her books have reached the Kindle top 20 of ALL books in the US,
UK, and Canada.
She has sold more than two million books.
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