Bittersweet Memories by Catharina Maura ~ Release Blitz w/ Exerpt

Bittersweet Memories, an all-new sensual and addictive forbidden billionaire standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author Catharina Maura is available now!

When her boyfriend breaks her heart Alanna goes after his older brother in a quest for revenge.

It should have been simple, until she finds out he’s her new boss.

As they work together it soon becomes clear, Silas knows more about her than he should.

Including the past she’s forgotten and the memories that evade her…and some secrets are better left buried.

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“What happened tonight, Alanna?” he asks, turning back to me.

I shake my head. “Same old,” I whisper. “Dad has been working, and I don’t think he even realizes it’s my birthday today. I didn’t say anything, because I don’t want him to feel guilty, you know? Even if he does come home now, my night is ruined, so there was no point.”

He nods. “Come on, birthday girl. There’s somewhere I’ve been meaning to take you. I didn’t think I’d actually be able to do it on your birthday, but I guess it’s my lucky day.”

I frown, and Silas smirks at me as he puts a location into my navigation system. “Where are we going?”

He shakes his head. “You’ll see. It’s a surprise.”

I smile as I follow the directions, curious. I drive down one windy road after another, until Silas tells me to park on the side of a dirt road. “Where are we?”

“Let me show you.”

He gets out and walks around the car to open my door for me. Silas offers me his hand, and my heart races as I place mine in his. He entwines our fingers as he pulls me along, frowning when he realizes that my heels are sinking into the grassy grounds.

He bends down slightly, and before I realize what he’s doing, I’m lifted off the ground and into his arms. He holds me close, his eyes briefly running over my body. I could’ve sworn I saw a flash of desire in them, but then it’s gone, and he’s striding forward with me in his arms. “What are you doing?” I whisper. “You don’t need to carry me.”

He shakes his head. “It’s a bit of a walk.”

I tighten my grip on him, reveling in his proximity. I allow myself to drink him in shamelessly, taking in his long lashes, the stubble on his skin, his strong jaw. His body feels strong against mine, his grip tight. I’ve never been this close to a guy before. “This is a first for me,” I whisper.

Silas looks at me and blinks in confusion.

“It’s the first time a boy has carried me in his arms like this.”

Silas chuckles and tightens his grip on me, his eyes on mine. “I’m no boy, Alanna,” he says, his voice soft and sexy.

“Oh no,” I whisper. “Does this count as putting myself in a dangerous situation?”

Silas smirks, and my heart skips a beat. It’s a lazy, intimate smirk, and it’s all for me. “Damn right it does, baby. Don’t you ever find yourself in another man’s arms like this, late at night with no one else around. No one but me.”

“Just you, Silas,” I whisper.

He stops walking, his eyes on mine, and I wonder if he can see me blushing in the darkness. “We’re here,” he says, but he doesn’t put me down.

I’m so mesmerized by his beautiful emerald eyes that I struggle to tear my gaze away. When I eventually manage it, I find us standing underneath a beautiful pink blossom tree. “Wow,” I whisper. The air feels fresh, and the breeze carries a soft floral scent. This place feels magical. I glance around, my eyes settling on the stone cottage behind us.

“Silas,” I whisper. “Are we trespassing?”

He smiles as he puts me down and places his hands on my shoulders. “Yes, I suppose we are.” Silas has always kept his distance from me, but tonight feels different. “Happy birthday, Alanna,” he murmurs.

He lets go of me and reaches into his back pocket, taking out a pink envelope. He holds it in both hands, his gaze downcast. Silas inhales deeply, and when he looks up at me, my heart starts to race. I’ve never seen him look at me like that before. His eyes are filled with every feeling I try so hard to hide.

“Alanna, there isn’t much I can offer you other than my friendship… but I’ve learned the hard way that the most precious things in life truly are free. Maybe someday, I’ll be able to give you diamonds and expensive flowers, but for now, please accept this.”

He hands me the envelope, and I take it with trembling hands. My heart is racing as I open the envelope carefully, not wanting to tear it open. Silas shifts his weight from one leg to the other, seemingly just as nervous as I am.

I gasp when I slide a birthday card out of the envelope, a portrait of me on it… except the girl in the drawing looks nothing like me… she’s far more beautiful than I ever hope to be. “Did you draw this?” I ask, shocked.

Silas nods and looks away. I’ve never seen him look so vulnerable before. “It’s beautiful,” I whisper. I open the card, taking in the simple birthday message in his handwriting. Instead of his name, it’s signed with the ψ symbol. “I love it, Silas.” My voice trembles, and I hug the card to my chest.

“This… thank you. Thank you so much, Si. I don’t need expensive flowers or diamonds, Si. Nothing could ever beat this.”

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Catharina Maura writes deliciously angsty romance that’ll give you all the feels. You’ll usually find her daydreaming about the characters that waltz through her thoughts, begging for a happily ever after.

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Cruel Promise by Daniela Romero ~ Release Blitz

Cruel Promise by Daniela Romero is now live!

Grief is a fickle bi*ch, and I’ll do anything to escape her.
That includes sleeping with my brother’s very off-limits best friend.

Dominique Price wants me.
My body. My mind. My soul.
And he can have me.
Behind closed doors and away from prying eyes.
As long as helps me forget my pain, and promises to stay the hell away from my heart, I’ll be his.
And for a short while, he’ll be mine.

But, we’re playing a dangerous game. One whose rules are swiftly being ignored.
I want him. Need him. Might even be addicted to him.

Only, happily ever after was never in the cards for us.
And it looks like I’m the idiot who forgot that.

Cruel Promise is a new adult sports romance with enemies to lovers/bullying themes and is recommended for mature readers 17+ 

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Daniela Romero is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling Mexican-American author. She writes contemporary romance as Daniela Romero and urban fantasy and paranormal romance as Danielle Annett.

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, she grew up surrounded with vibrant and diverse cultures that she actively weaves into her stories. Her books are known for being angsty, intense, and emotional reads, with swoon-worthy HEAs.

She graduated from Eastern Washington University and now makes her home in Spokane, WA with her husband, their three children, and three rambunctious dogs.

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Hard and Fast by Mari Carr ~ Blog Tour w/ Excerpt

This billionaire playboy has finally met his match.

Hard and Fast, an all new steamy friends-to-lovers, billionaire boss romance from New York Times bestselling author Mari Carr, is out now!

Penny is tired of being seen as the gamer, the crazy cat lady, the mom-jeans-wearing, YouTube-bingeing, quirky IT girl. She’s barreling toward 29 and ready to make some changes . . . in her appearance and her nonexistent love life. But she’s smart enough to know she needs help—and who she needs it from. Her billionaire playboy boss, Gage Russo.

Bachelor Gage’s life is typically full of excitement, on the work front and in the bedroom. He’s never lacking for female company and he rarely sleeps alone. Regardless, lately, he can’t shake feeling bored. That is, until Penny challenges him to a friendly wager . . . one he promptly loses. Her prize? Lessons in seduction—from him.

Lines get blurred as Gage pushes harder . . . moves faster . . . teaching Penny things she’s only ever fantasized about. But the playboy with all the smooth moves makes one big mistake when he fails to tell his sexy student that the lessons are no longer fake, and what he wants from her is very, very real.

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“Come here,” he said in that deep, sexy voice.

“What?” She was already sitting next to him, so she wasn’t entirely sure—

Gage removed all free will when he reached out, pulling her toward him until her face was only an inch away from his. Sitting this close, she could see the flecks of green in his light brown eyes. And before she could stop herself, she reached up to brush back the lock of brown hair that fell over his forehead.

He blinked a couple of times, her affectionate, familiar action obviously catching him off-guard.

“We’re going to pick up where we left off.”

“Where we left off?” she asked stupidly, his close proximity causing a complete system failure as far as her brain was concerned.

“The lessons, Penny.”

Again, he said her first name. A million people in her life had called her Penny, but when Gage said it…she melted inside.

“The kissing lesson?” she whispered.

“Among other things.”

He closed the scant distance between them, true to his word.

Penny had spent the last nine days trying to convince herself that Gage’s kiss wasn’t as amazing as she remembered.

She was right.

Because that first mind-blowing kiss paled in comparison to this one.

She loved the roughness of his beard against her face. His fingers found their way to her hair, his hands closing around two fistfuls, using it to hold her close, to tilt her head to the left so he could kiss her more deeply. She recalled his comment about men liking long hair.

When Gage released her hair, he lowered his hands to her waist and lifted, never breaking the union of their lips as he pulled her over his lap. She straddled his thighs and draped her hands around his neck.

And that was when she felt it. Evidence of Gage’s attraction.

To her!

She pressed her pussy closer, the hard ridge of his erection right there beneath his pants.

He was hard. For her!

He’d come straight to her apartment from work, so while he’d taken off his suit jacket, he was still wearing his dress shirt, though he’d loosened his tie. She toyed with the knot.

Gage broke the kiss. “Take it off.”

She looked at him.

“My tie,” he added. “Take it off.”

She slid the silk knot free, then pulled it from the collar with one long, slow glide.

“Unbutton my shirt,” he commanded.

Penny was helpless to resist that sexy tone, and she’d spent a little too much—okay, a lot too much—time imagining him shirtless.

Okay, naked.

Completely naked.

She unbuttoned his shirt, her gaze locked on the progress of her fingers. She bit her lower lip nervously, then opened the shirt completely. Gage took over, untucking the shirt and shrugging it over his broad, muscular shoulders.

About Mari

Virginia native Mari Carr is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance novels. With over one million copies of her books sold, Mari was the winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Passionate Plume award for her novella, Erotic Research. She has over a hundred published works, including her popular Wild Irish and Compass books, along with the Trinity Masters series she writes with Lila Dubois.

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Filthy by Tia Louise ~ Release Blitz

FILTHY by Tia Louise is now live!

FILTHY
By Tia Louise

Good girls are saved by princes, but my savior is a monster.

After my father died and my family splintered, I became a target, a pawn in a game I didn’t know I was playing.
Then he appeared–dark, dangerous, tormented, and always just within reach.
He makes me feel something I lost years ago: Safe.
And he thinks he can keep me at arm’s length.

Once upon a time I was a hero, until the sins of my father caught up with me, and I was forced into darkness.
I should’ve died in that fire. Instead, I served evil men, until I risked it all by walking away.
Now I’m a wanted man. At any time, I could be taken down for what I owe.
What I don’t expect to find in my hiding place is her–broken, beautiful, so damn tempting.
I shouldn’t touch her with my filthy hands. I was hired to keep her safe.
But every day it gets harder, then she starts sneaking into my bed.

Together, we’re filthy, but together, we can find our way through the flames.

(FILTHY is a stand-alone, bodyguard, romantic suspense novel. It contains a fierce, wounded alpha-protector and the filthy girl he’s hired to protect… No cheating. No cliffhangers.)

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Tia Louise is the USA TODAY best-selling, award-winning author of super-hot and sexy romances. All her heroes are alphas with hearts of gold, and all her heroines are the smart, sassy ladies who love them.

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Envy by Eva Charles ~ Blog Tour w/ Excerpt

“Beyond wonderful!”

–Angel Payne, USA Today Bestselling Author

Envy, the dark arranged marriage romance and the final book in The Sinful Empire Trilogy from bestselling author Eva Charles, is available now!

My dark prince. My greatest temptation. My husband.

Antonio Huntsman isn’t the prince of childhood fairy tales.

He’s savage and dangerous.

The ruthless king I need.

The beast I crave.

Together we’ll fight the monsters.

The demons threatening to tear us apart.

The villains who will stop at nothing to destroy everything.

Our family.

Our valley.

Our love.

There will be no mercy.

We will take no prisoners.

I pray we make it out alive.

Envy is the heart-stopping conclusion to A Sinful Empire Trilogy, which begins with Greed. It is a dark romance with dark themes.

Forbidden fruit has never been sweeter, especially the final bite…

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Excerpt

He’s inches from my face. His eyes a black, soulless window into his corner of hell.

“I want to lay you over that table and beat you with my belt, until your skin is flayed open.”

They’re just words, Daniela. I swallow the fear creeping in. “But you won’t.”

His mouth crashes into mine, stealing my thoughts, my breath, and what’s left of my composure.

“But I won’t,” he murmurs, when he pulls back. “Not today.”

“Not ever,” I whisper.

“I wouldn’t take that bet if I were you.”

He’s wrestling with a demon, and I attempt to drag him away. “I’d take that bet anytime, anywhere. You won’t hurt me.”

When I lay out my unwavering faith in his love, he groans, as if in pain, and rests his forehead against mine. His breathing is ragged, and there’s an intensity about him even in repose. The fight’s not over. He’s merely catching his breath.

I ache to wrap my arms around him, but he’s holding my wrists securely in one hand. “Let me touch you,” I plead, softly.

His grip tightens, as though the prospect of my touch threatens him in some way.

Antonio lifts his head and peers into my eyes while his free hand slides under my sundress. He isn’t patient. There are no light caresses to my inner thighs to build my arousal. He goes straight to my panties, and wedges his feet between mine, pushing my legs apart, while his thumb skates over the gusset, working the silky fabric into my wet flesh.

“Someone might come in. And I need to get back to the girls.”

“The nurses will find you when it’s time.” He nips my bottom lip, with the devil dancing in his eyes. “But no one’s coming in. Not even if you scream.”

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About Eva Charles

Eva Charles is the best-selling author of sexy romantic suspense, and contemporary romance. She spent a career working as a social worker and an attorney, specializing in domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and civil rights. Aspects of this work often sneak their way into her books.

When she’s not writing steamy stories, trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons, or playing with the two naughtiest dogs you’ve ever met, Eva’s creating chapters in her own love story.

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