Cover Reveal/ Lucky Catch

Title: Lucky Catch
A Quick Snap Collection Novella
Author: Lea Coll
Publisher: Lady Boss Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Kari March Designs
Photo: Wander Aguiar
Model: Forest
 Release Date: September 14, 2020
Blurb
Lexie
I don’t
date football players.

As an
unproven sideline reporter, I need to show I’m more than a pretty face. And I
have the perfect opportunity when my boss asks me to dig into the rookie wide
receiver, Gavin Keller. Coming from a family of football stars, he’s my
chance to write a huge story about the newest Keller to go pro. 

I
need to get to know the man under the pads. Is he an arrogant entitled
player or is there a side to him no one knows about?

The more
I watch Gavin at practice and when he mentors young athletes, the more I
realize he’s nothing like I thought. He’s a leader, someone the fans can rally
behind. 

The more I
see, the more I like 
him—not the player. And the looks he gives me
say he feels the same.

As we get
closer, I’m tempted to break my no-player rule. But if anyone finds out, it’s
my job on the line. Giving in would mean losing everything.

Gavin
I’ve
always had more to prove than any of my teammates. 

I know what
everyone says about me. Since the first time I touched a ball, I’ve been living
in the shadow of my family’s football legacy. My life is focused on
my game and giving back and nothing else. I’m not giving anyone another reason
to talk. That’s until the new reporter, Lexie Austin appears on the sidelines
in her skin-tight tailored suits and sky-high heels. 

They say
she’s only here because of her looks, just like they say I’m only here
because of my name.

So what if
everyone is as wrong about her as me? She’s more than a pretty face and I’m
playing better than ever with her watching. It’s starting to feel like she’s my
personal good luck charm. 

She doesn’t
care about my last name, my signing bonus, or my star potential. She wants to
know 
me.

I want her
in my bed, by my side, and in my life. Now I just have to convince her that if
she falls, it’ll be the luckiest catch I ever make.
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Excerpt
The
expectations were heavy for any rookie, but I’d lived under the shadow of my
father’s legendary success and my brother’s rise to stardom. I’d seen the
recent headlines:
Gavin Keller was
drafted because of his last name—any other player with similar stats wouldn’t
be playing professional ball
. The implication was clear—I’d never live up
to my father or my brother’s success. There was no way three football stars
could come from the same family. There were many examples of three brothers in
the sport or two brothers and a father, but one usually didn’t live up to the
hype. 

“That was
impressive,” a female voice said.

I turned
away from the other rookies running sprints to find a tall woman leaning on the
fence, with a press lanyard hanging around her neck. She was gorgeous. Her
smile was open and friendly.

“Thanks.”
My voice was terse. I didn’t want to encourage the press to speak to me. I
didn’t want anyone twisting my words to suit the headlines already written in
their head.

Her smile
faltered for a second before she recovered. “I’m Alexandra Austin. But everyone
calls me Lexie.”

“Gavin
Keller.” I didn’t move toward her. No matter how beautiful this woman was, I
couldn’t afford any distractions. She was the worst kind of distraction—all
long legs, dark hair, and striking blue eyes. The suit she wore molded to her
body but still left a lot to my imagination.

“I know.”
She smiled wider.

It was on
the tip of my tongue to say she didn’t. No one knew anything beyond my name and
stats.

“I’m hoping
to get to know you this year.” She said it matter-of-factly with no overtures
or flirtations.

I wasn’t
sure how to respond to that. Her tone was sweet and inviting. I flicked a
glance at her Seattle lanyard. She wasn’t the enemy, but she wasn’t exactly a
friend either.
Author Bio
Lea Coll worked as a trial attorney for over ten years. Now
she stays home with her three children, plotting stories while fetching snacks
and running them back and forth to activities. She enjoys the freedom of
writing romance after years of legal writing.

She grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania and currently
resides in Maryland with her family.
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Song For A Lost Kingdom / Blitz

The Heart Beats in Time, Song for a Lost Kingdom, Book III by Steve Moretti

BLURB 

Two women connected by the same musical soul. 

Two composers transposed across time into each other’s world by the mysterious forces of a priceless 18th Century cello.

In the final instalment of the Song for a Lost Kingdom trilogy, Adeena Stuart and Katharine Carnegie search for the music that neither can complete on their own.

Finding themselves living three centuries apart and each assuming the identity of the other, Adeena and Katharine must overcome their own unique challenges, all the while hiding the truth of who they really are from those around them.

Adeena is pregnant in Scotland following the slaughter at the Battle of Culloden in April 1746. Her husband James Drummond and his brother John Drummond, are being hunted as Jacobite traitors by the revengeful butchers of King George’s Hanoverian army.

Sentenced to cruel deaths, they escape to Ireland only to find even greater danger in the ruthless cunning of Henry ‘Hangman’ Hawley who will stop at nothing to extinguish any further rebellion against English dominance over Ireland and Scotland.

Adeena’s one comfort is the Duncan Cello and her music that inspires all who hear her perform. The cello is her companion through battles, fires, storms and floods. It is perhaps the only thing she can truly rely on.

Katharine meanwhile awakes in the year 2019, confused by even the simplest technologies and overwhelmed by the strange customs of the modern world. 

Pregnant from an unknown father, and uncertain about whether true love lies in the past or present, she finds respite in her music and the only thing familiar about this strange place – the Duncan Cello, now a prize artifact of the National Gallery of Canada.

Adeena and Katharine find a way to compose a score that reflects their turmoil in both their lives – ‘The Heart Beats in Time.’ 

Together they will see the story through to the final bars.

Song for a Lost Kingdom, Book III is a novel of music, history, and love that finds a way to conquer the barriers of time. 

Curl up with a copy and lose yourself in this fast-paced adventure that will keep you hooked until the final page.

EXCERPT

Katharine stared at her reflection in the mirror. She was called ‘Adeena’ in this heavenly afterlife. Was the woman who stared back really her?

Katharine touched her pale cheek. It was warm against her soft fingers. She opened her emerald eyes wide, staring at their translucent clarity, dancing in the light as if they were teasing her with their secrets. She smiled, admiring the white straight teeth they had given her, and the long, copper-tinged hair, a reminder perhaps of her own time on earth?

“I’m Adeena,” she said to the reflection. “Adeena Stuart. And I live in heaven now.”

She laughed as she slipped on the clothes that her ‘mother’ had left for her. She dropped them off last night and said that in the morning she would return to take her home.

Home?

Somehow the thought of it made her eyes wet, but not in a sad way. She might be dead, but she was so thankful for all the happiness she felt for this place.

She wiped her eyes and surveyed the odd collection of garments that had been left for her. The most confusing was the corset – if that’s what it was. It was black and had two thin straps and cups that must be used to hold her bosom in place? There was also a tiny, sheer garment that seemed almost invisible. Were these the drawers ladies wore in heaven?

A fleecy bright crimson sweater and dark britches, fashioned out of some sort of flexible cotton or linen fabric, completed her ensemble. It was the type of clothing Jaqueline and Tara, the dark-haired one, wore whenever they came to visit. There were also socks and shoes that fit her feet perfectly.

When she was done, she sat down and waited for Jacqueline, Adeena’s mother, a spirited woman who always seemed pleased to see her. If Jacqueline’s role was that of maternal guide, so be it.

Katharine glanced at her cello in the corner. Tara had left it behind for her. It was the only connection to her old life and perhaps the reason why she made it up here in the first place. It was unlike all the magical devices in this world – the ones that glowed, and chimed, and must be powered by the spirit of God Himself.

The cello from Maestro Duncan was plain. It had no special power. She found her bow and pulled the cello between her legs. Without thinking, she slowly began to play the music she had been rehearsing at Kinnaird when somehow she slipped away and the world around her went dark.

As she played her unnamed composition, it flowed through her and took her far away from this place. All the strange surroundings disappeared, leaving only her and her music.

She had found heaven.

AUTHOR BIO

I have always been drawn to passion and creativity in all its forms. I am equally fascinated by the mechanics of the universe and the characters of history. I have a special affection for the power of music which I believe is the universal language of human emotion.

My writing journey started in journalism, public relations and advertising then continued into software development (yes that involves writing)! Now am I a full-time author, finishing up Book III in my Song for a Lost Kingdom trilogy, which also includes a novella Prequel.
Audiobook versions of all the books in this series are on the way, including the Prequel which is now available.
I grew up in London, Ontario (Canada) and also lived in Pompano Beach, Florida as a teenager. I moved to Ottawa and attended Carleton University many years ago and now live just south of the city with my wife, daughter and four dogs with attitude.
I look forward to your feedback. Visit my website stevemoretti.ca for the latest news, or email me at steve@stevemoretti.ca anytime!

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Blog Tour | Diamond In The Rough

Diamond in the Rough
Skye Warren
Publication date: July 7th 2020
Genres: Adult, Romance

I’m on my way to meet my birth parents when it happens. A white van. A dark hood. Every woman’s worst nightmare. Now I’m trapped in an abandoned building. The man who took me says I won’t be hurt. The man in the cell next to me says that’s a lie. I’ll fight with every ounce of strength, but there are secrets in these walls. I’ll need every single one of them to survive.

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH is a new dark romance from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren. Finding yourself has never been so dangerous…

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OMG! Talk about a cliffhanger! Agghhhh! I need more!

Holly’s sister London has went dark! Her travel Instagram sister has not posted in two weeks. She is not checking in and not returning calls. Her last message had her on the way to Paris, so Holly hops a plane for Paris. But things do not go smoothly for our friend. Now trapped in the dark not knowing how to escape, Holly fears she will die next to a dead man and never find her sister.

Overall this book is action packed from page one. It is full of deception and hot as sin. Every page builds you up till the very end. It leaves readers hanging on to every word. The characters are strong and intriguing. The whole story is wonderful with its unique plot and great world building. A steady paced read full of danger and hot men!

I am just going to say, this book was so addicting. I am hooked and mad I have to wait till September for book two. But I am so addicted I will wait patiently for the next installment…..but I won’t be happy about it. Kidding I’m kidding….

If you want an edge of the seat thriller then this book is for you. ButI have to warn you, this is a dark romance. Just know there is some rough scenes, so it is not for thee weak hearted. So grab this book!! It is freaking amazing!

Author Bio:

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance. Her new book ESCORT is out now!

“ESCORT is perfection only Skye Warren can deliver—a poetically erotic tale of exquisitely damaged characters, devastating secrets, revenge and redemption.” – Samanthe Beck, USA Today bestselling author

“Hypnotically romantic…this book reads like a sensual dream and I didn’t want to wake up.” – Tessa Bailey, New York Times bestselling author

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Blog Tour| Jagger

Jagger: Steele Shadows Investigations
Amanda McKinney
Publication date: June 18th 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Secrets, lies, deceit… A former Navy SEAL turned homicide detective has met his match in this new *standalone* addition to the number #1 Bestselling Steele Shadows Series…

He found her covered in blood.
She promises she’s innocent.
The question is… Can he trust her?

Feared just as much on the streets as at a crime scene, Homicide Detective Max Jagger has dedicated his life to one thing—speaking for the dead. Everyone and everything else be damned, including his own demons. During one of the most oppressive heat waves to hit the small, southern town of Berry Springs, the former Navy SEAL is called to a scene where a real estate heiress is found standing over a dead body, holding the murder weapon. The local cops immediately dub it a slam-dunk case, but if Jagg has learned anything from his days running special ops, it’s that nothing is as it seems… including this suspect.

Despite her name, Sunny Harper is as beguiling as a fallen angel. Clever, cunning, completely unwilling to cooperate, and, perhaps his least favorite quality—mind-numbingly intoxicating. When evidence from the scene suggests an accomplice, Jagg begins to believe that Sunny is both innocent and in danger, despite the towns’ uproar to lock her up. Torn between his growing feelings for his suspect, he takes Sunny to a secluded lake house where he discovers there’s much more behind those enchanting green eyes… including secrets that could take them both under.

With his career on the line and the clock ticking, Jagg must decide if he can trust Sunny… before they both get burned.

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The gun dropped from my face, revealing an emerald gaze just as intense. Her eyes, the color of the budding leaves behind her, sparkling in the morning light. A breeze caught her long, black curls, sending a strand across a pair of succulent lips pressed into a thin line of scrutiny. She wore her trademark black tank top, and—dear Lord and everything holy—based on the erect nipples, no bra. A pair of faded jeans revealed hints of tanned skin behind ripped holes. Strappy sandals covered her feet over cherry-red toenails as electric as the green in her eyes.

My thoughts were suddenly short-circuiting between the snarling guard dogs at her ankles, simply waiting on a command to attack, and the pair of headlights pulling my gaze like a beacon to her chest.

I didn’t like this. I prided myself on never being thrown off my game, and I was. Undoubtedly, one-hundred percent, thrown off my game.

I cleared my throat, squared my shoulders, and said the first thing that came to mind. “You got a permit for that cannon, Miss Harper?”

“You got a warrant to be on my land?”

“Don’t need a warrant just to chat.”

She shoved the nine millimeter into the band of her pants with an ease that verified her comfort level with it.

“Did you call?” She asked, although it wasn’t a question as much as a thinly veiled message that she didn’t like me showing up unannounced.

“Are you busy?”

“Yes.” The corner of her lip curved as she breezed past me, an extra sway of attitude in those hips.

Damn the woman.

Six beady, black eyes laced with warning glared at me as they passed by, falling into step behind the flowing black hair of their master. I waited a beat, watching the captain and her army descend down the pathway, each solider in their designated spots.

Sunny Harper.

A leader of the pack.

An alpha female.

No…

A Queen.

Author Bio:

Amanda McKinney is the #1 bestselling and multi-award-winning author of more than ten steamy romantic suspense and mystery novels. She wrote her debut novel, LETHAL LEGACY, in 2017 after walking away from her career to become a writer and stay-at-home mom. Set in small, southern towns, Amanda’s books are page-turning murder mysteries packed with steamy romance.

Her books include the HOT new bestselling series, STEELE SHADOWS SECURITY, the multi-award-winning BERRY SPRINGS series and BLACK ROSE MYSTERIES.

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Book Blitz| Random Series Boxed Set

The Random Series Boxed Set
Julia Kent
(The Random Series, #4-6)
Publication date: May 28th 2020
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Romance

It may have all started with a hitchhiker wearing a guitar – and only a guitar – but now the band’s on the rise, and every member – Trevor, Joe, Liam, Sam, and Frown – has a story.

A love story.

From working the “day job” in creative ways to pay bills to engagements gone awry to second chance romances and breakups that make Mavis the Chicken return along with the ever-assured Happily Ever After, this wild and crazy ride leaves you filled with HOPE, screaming YES, and so full of LOVE.

This boxed set contains Random Acts of Hope, Random Acts of Yes, and Random Acts of Love, books 4, 5 and 6 in the New York Times bestselling Random series by Julia Kent.

Note: Random Acts of Yes was previously published under the title Randomly Ever After: Sam and Amy.

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EXCERPT:

The last thing I expected to see when I walked into the kitchen of this Friday night gig was eight vibrators twitching furiously on the tile floor in various states of orgasm-inducing glory.

The giant black dildo with huge, egg-shaped, bulbous balls at the base was winning. A close second, the pink rabbit with the little clit extenders tried to catch up. Next came a two-inch silver bullet, flailing off to the right but occasionally making a giant leap forward. The other four, a ragtag assemblage of peach and brown flesh-colored rubbery plastic, seemed to cluster around the refrigerator as if stoned, lolling about aimlessly after getting their hands on a quarter bag and a limitless supply of nachos.

Ah, yes. The famous vibrator races at a sex toy party. I’d heard about this from one of the other bachelorette party strippers, but I’d never actually seen one.

Check that off my list.

I assumed that would be the biggest surprise tonight as I hovered behind the crowd in my police officer’s costume, ready to “arrest” the bride and handcuff her to my partner Jack, the other stripper, who would then undress and pretend to get teabagged by her.

Yeah—I know. It’s pretty programmed, right? But that’s what the maid of honor always asks for.

And the customer is always right.

Tonight, though, was full of unexpected curves (and I don’t just mean the women). Because when I looked at one of the chicks on all fours, cheering that big old black vibrator to victory, I realized that wasn’t just any woman.

That was Charlotte.

My ex-girlfriend.

Author Bio:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men’s room toilet (and he isn’t a billionaire). She lives in New England with her husband and three sons in a household where the toilet seat is never, ever, down.

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