Monday, April 27, 2015

Release Day Event


Join us in celebrating the release of SWEET by Tammara Webber! Check out the excerpt and teasers below!


SWEET (Contours of the Heart #3) by Tammara Webber
NA Contemporary Romance

Blurb:
He’s the love of her life, but he doesn’t know it.
She’s his one moment of sacrifice in a lifetime of survival.

He was damaged and wild, but resilient.
She’s always been obedient. Now she’s restless.

Home for the summer between college and med school, Pearl Torres Frank knows two things: Boyce Wynn is the embodiment of everything she should run from, and everything she wants to run to. Rebellious and loud. Unconcerned with society’s opinion of him. Passionate. Strong. Dangerous.

And one more trait he hides from everyone but her:

Sweet.

Excerpt:
Boyce watched me, a lit cigarette in one hand and a koozied beer in the other. We hadn’t spoken since that kiss, other than his usual juvenile quips during biology—the ones that drove Mel and Mr. Quinn insane and made Landon smirk and shake his head and had me biting the inside of my cheek to suppress my smile.

At first, I’d been confused, then disappointed, and then angry. I’d worked my way to acceptance, like when I’d known I was drowning and there was nothing I could do. He’d merely gone back to being Boyce Wynn, who did what he wanted and who he wanted. And I’d gone back to being Pearl Frank—star student, social royalty, good girl.


But I couldn’t forget that kiss. The fixed glint of his eyes across the fire said that neither could he.




Excerpt
In four years, nothing had erased or even dimmed my memories of Boyce. His kiss. His touch. The disorienting intensity of his gaze. I was a different person now, and so was he, but apparently those transformations didn’t matter to this thing I felt. For my heart, he was a grounding wire, the needle of a compass, a gravitational pull.
* * *
Of all the possible scenarios I’d imagined for this summer, living in a trailer with Boyce Wynn hadn’t been one of them. A trailer that at the moment contained one bed. “I guess I’ll just sleep—”
“In my bed.”
The hand gesturing toward the living room froze midair. I’ve heard people say My heart stopped—which of course isn’t possible unless you’ve just died—but I now understood where the perception might originate. “Uh.”
“I’ll take the sofa,” he said.
Embarrassment washed over me. He wasn’t propositioning me. He was being courteous. I lowered my hand, half-convinced I’d fallen into an alternate universe where my mother kicked me out of the house and Boyce Wynn was proper. “You don’t have to do that.”
He arched a brow, his eyes glowing with mischief. “You want me to sleep with you?”
Or not.






About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of EASY and BREAKABLE (Contours of the Heart series - NA), as well BETWEEN THE LINES, WHERE YOU ARE, GOOD FOR YOU and HERE WITHOUT YOU (Between the Lines series - YA/NA).

I'm a hopeful romantic who adores novels with happy endings, because there are enough sad endings in real life. Before writing full-time, I was an undergraduate academic advisor, economics tutor, planetarium office manager, radiology call center rep, and the palest person to ever work at a tanning salon. I married my high school sweetheart, and I'm Mom to three adult kids and four very immature cats.

website:
tammarawebber.com
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Monday, April 20, 2015

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Love So Irresistible Review Tour


Join us in celebrating the release for the next book in The Lawson Brothers Series, LOVE SO IRRESISTIBLE!


Title: Love So Irresistible (Lawsons #3)
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 14, 2015
Cover Designer: Lindee Robinson Photography

Book Description:
All former Navy SEAL Mason Lawson craves is solitude. Unfortunately, his new neighbor won’t allow him the peace he so desperately needs. Between the traffic and the music, Mason is constantly on edge—not exactly what the doctor ordered for someone recovering from a bullet to the leg. However, when he finally has enough and confronts his neighbor, nothing can prepare him for how hot he’d get for the teacher next door.

Piano teacher, Skylar Jernigan, loves everything about the town of Jessamine—from the quaint Main Street shops to the people who own them. Unfortunately, once she’s chewed up and spit out by her sexy neighbor, Skylar begins to question her decision to move to a new town. Until, that is, she learns he’s suffering from a war wound and refuses to have anything to do with his family.

Now, Skylar is determined to help Mason recover—mentally, physically and socially—until he turns the tables and sets out to seduce Skylar right out of her meddling ways. Only seduction turns into something more and soon, Mason can’t stop looking for excuses to be with her. But when the Navy wants Mason to reenlist for a dangerous mission, will Skylar be too irresistible for him to leave?


Globug's Review

So far Mason is my favorite Lawson brother. In just the first few pages you're going to think he's the biggest bag of assholes you've ever met and then two pages later he will own your heart. Mason is still recovering from a gunshot wound from the war but it's not the physical wounds that really challenge him the most. He suffers from PTSD and struggles being around groups of people. Coming from a large family, they have been included in the list of people he tries to avoid. Even his twin brother gets very little face time.

Mason's new neighbor Skylar is a music teacher. She teaches from her home which means she has become a daily nuisance. The noise finally pushes Mason over his limit and he's determined to face off with the devil next door. But hell reaches him first. When he finally comes back to his senses he's lying on the ground being caressed and soothed in the lap of an angel. I fell in love with Skylar's character immediately.

Skylar is the most generous woman. She also has a pretty unique background. She's kind and patient and exactly what Mason wasn't looking for but desperately needs. The question is will he allow her to be what he needs. Skylar isn't one to put up with Mason's attitude. She may be the type to kill 'em with kindness but she can also put Mason in his place when he's giving her shit. The desire between them grows rapidly and I gotta say I really enjoyed the heat. I was so surprised by how sensitive and sweet Mason could be and that he actually really loves music. The fact that he has a service dog was an added bonus for me. I love dogs and believe they truly bring happiness and healing to people.

Mason's demons come to haunt him and threaten everything he's built with Skylar.  I was so moved when his buddies from the VWF come to support him. The time comes when Mason has to choose a new path and accept that he can't return to his old life or loose the one person that has brought him happiness and a new meaning to life. You are going to be so happy with the path he takes. I was over the moon with the epilogue that jumps ahead to where life takes them in ten years.

We get to know a little more about the other Lawson brothers as well which will keep me coming back for more. You really can't go wrong with any of Marquita Valentine's books. I'll read everything she writes.
Favorite Quotes

"I know who you are," he groused. "You're the one violating the Geneva Convention by torturing me with music--and I'm being generous with the desciption." Loc117

It tore at her heart, ripped it to pieces... so she left it, right there beside him in case he needed the parts to mend his. Not with romantic love-- she didn't know him like that. Loc 142


 About the author:
New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes sexy heroes that make you swoon and sassy heroines that make you laugh. She’s the author of the bestselling contemporary romance series, Holland Springs, and the new adult romance series, Boys of the South.

Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man—and if that doesn't work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Love So Irresistible Release Day Blast


Join us in celebrating the release for the next book in The Lawson Brothers Series, LOVE SO IRRESISTIBLE!


Title: Love So Irresistible (Lawsons #3)
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 14, 2015
Cover Designer: Lindee Robinson Photography
Pre-Order Love So Irresistible:
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Book Description:
All former Navy SEAL Mason Lawson craves is solitude. Unfortunately, his new neighbor won’t allow him the peace he so desperately needs. Between the traffic and the music, Mason is constantly on edge—not exactly what the doctor ordered for someone recovering from a bullet to the leg. However, when he finally has enough and confronts his neighbor, nothing can prepare him for how hot he’d get for the teacher next door.

Piano teacher, Skylar Jernigan, loves everything about the town of Jessamine—from the quaint Main Street shops to the people who own them. Unfortunately, once she’s chewed up and spit out by her sexy neighbor, Skylar begins to question her decision to move to a new town. Until, that is, she learns he’s suffering from a war wound and refuses to have anything to do with his family.

Now, Skylar is determined to help Mason recover—mentally, physically and socially—until he turns the tables and sets out to seduce Skylar right out of her meddling ways. Only seduction turns into something more and soon, Mason can’t stop looking for excuses to be with her. But when the Navy wants Mason to reenlist for a dangerous mission, will Skylar be too irresistible for him to leave?

Excerpt:
“I bought too many, so I thought I’d share the extras with you,” Skylar said. Her explanation sounded perfectly reasonable to her, even if her reason for being on Mason’s front porch was entirely unbelievable.

She had caved, faster than a sandcastle taking on high tide.

Mason stared at her as if he couldn’t quite comprehend what she was saying. “That’s a hell of a lot of crab for only being extra.”

“My eyes were bigger than my stomach.” She held out the large bag of crabs to him. “And I can’t resist a sale.”

He leaned against the doorframe, his light hair pulled back off his handsome face. She studied him for a minute, taking in his blue t-shirt and loose jeans. He was too skinny for the jeans, but the t-shirt stretched out rather nicely over his shoulders and the indentions on each side of his hips were not hard on the eyes at all.

“Anything else you can’t resist?” he asked and she jerked up her gaze, blushing hotly at being caught ogling him.

“Beer?” She held up the six-pack. “Fat Tire was on sale, too.”

He narrowed his sexy, blue eyes at her. “You’ve already eaten?”

She shook her head. “Not yet. I need to search for a recipe for the crabs I kept for myself. I’ve never cooked them before.” The crabs moved in the bag, and she almost dropped them. The cold had kept them immobile, but the longer she stood in the heat…the more awake they became.

Stepping to one side, he motioned for her to come inside. “Might as well eat with me. I already have a recipe,” he said as he closed the door behind her and started for the back of the house. Instead of using his cane, he limped as he walked and Bomber stayed at his side.

“I can just write it down,” she said, following him.

He tapped the side of his head. “Secret family recipe.”

She laughed. “But I’ll see what you use.”

“You won’t know the exact amounts and that’s important.”

Mason’s kitchen was huge, with stainless-steel appliances and more cabinets than anyone could ever need. In the center stood a large island with a prep sink and a butcher-block top.

“Really nice kitchen,” she said, admiring the wavy glass in the doors of the nearest cabinet.

“I like to cook.”

“You do?”

“I like to eat,” he said, as if that explained everything.

“Who doesn’t?” she replied.

“Lately, I haven’t.” He turned around and leaned against the counter. She set the bag of crabs in the sink and the beer on the island.

“Do your meds make your appetite go away?” They had for her dad, in those awful, final months. He’d practically wasted away to nothing. Maybe that was why she wanted to help Mason so badly. She didn’t want another person to just waste away, especially if she could help. Mason didn’t have cancer either.

He nodded stiffly. “You’re the first person to ask me that…besides my doctor.”

“The alcohol doesn’t help.” She wasn’t stupid. She’d seen the half-empty bottles and had smelled it on his breath. “It’s a good thing you exercise or you wouldn’t look like you do.”

She half expected him to take offense, but he only lifted a brow and said, “How do I look exactly?”

“Like a man who used to take care of his body.”

His lips thinned. “How is the air working in your house?”

“Like a freezer.”

“Good thing?”

“Very good thing. I actually wore pajamas to bed last night,” she said. “But I’m going to have to bring you a lot of noise-cancelling headphones in order to pay you back. They had to replace the entire thing.”

“What did you used to wear?” he asked with a grin that almost made her forget her own name.

He would focus on that. “Nothing. I mean…” She narrowed her eyes at him. “Don’t try to change the subject. I will pay you back.”

“Crab and beer are a good start.” He pushed away from the front of the island and opened a deep drawer, pulling out a large pot and handing it to her. “Fill this halfway up with water and put it on the stove to boil. Gas burners okay for you?”

“Yes. I have one, too.” She took the pot and filled it, then set it on the stove and turned on the gas while he poured in a dash of vinegar and sprinkled in some spices. “What’s next?”

“We fix the sides—I’m thinking fries and hushpuppies.”

She glanced at the crabs and shivered. They were moving more vigorously now. “What about them?” She whispered the last word.

“We’ll get to them in a minute.” He nodded to the right. “There’s a bag of potatoes in the pantry. Get those out and we’ll make fries.”

Thankful for something else to do besides worry about the stupid crabs, she hopped right to it. “I guess this is as good of time as any to confess that I’ve never cooked live seafood before.”

“Figured as much.”

She glanced up into his blue eyes. “I can do whatever I need to in order to cook them.”

“I’ll take care of the crab.”

How could something so simple, and about cooking of all things, make her want to swoon?

He touched her face, starting at her cheek and ending up at her lips. His thumb brushed her mouth. The smell of liquor wafted over her. “You’ve been drinking.” So that explained his easygoing mood. It wasn’t her presence. “Did you take your meds with it?”

“Always do before bed.”

She frowned. “That’s not safe, Mason.”

“You’re worried about me?”

Instead of answering, she nodded.

“Why?”

“Because we’re neigh—”

“Don’t.” His thumb made another pass, and she shivered again. This time in pleasure and not fear. His touch was making her weak in the knees. “The real reason, Skylar.”

“Because when I saw you on the ground, I thought that if anyone needed love, it was you.

“Not that I’m in love with you. I meant a neighborly type of love. Love for fellow man type of love,” she added. “What would Jesus do love.”
 About the author:
New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes sexy heroes that make you swoon and sassy heroines that make you laugh. She’s the author of the bestselling contemporary romance series, Holland Springs, and the new adult romance series, Boys of the South.

Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man—and if that doesn't work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Teaser Blitz ***Love So Irresistible***



Blurb:
All former Navy SEAL Mason Lawson craves is solitude. Unfortunately, his new neighbor won’t allow him the peace he so desperately needs. Between the traffic and the music, Mason is constantly on edge—not exactly what the doctor ordered for someone recovering from a bullet to the leg. However, when he finally has enough and confronts his neighbor, nothing can prepare him for how hot he’d get for the teacher next door.

Piano teacher, Skylar Jernigan, loves everything about the town of Jessamine—from the quaint Main Street shops to the people who own them. Unfortunately, once she’s chewed up and spit out by her sexy neighbor, Skylar begins to question her decision to move to a new town. Until, that is, she learns he’s suffering from a war wound and refuses to have anything to do with his family.

Now, Skylar is determined to help Mason recover—mentally, physically and socially—until he turns the tables and sets out to seduce Skylar right out of her meddling ways. Only seduction turns into something more and soon, Mason can’t stop looking for excuses to be with her. But when the Navy wants Mason to reenlist for a dangerous mission, will Skylar be too irresistible for him to leave?



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About the Author:

New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes sexy heroes that make you swoon and sassy heroines that make you laugh. She’s the author of the bestselling contemporary romance series, Holland Springs, and the new adult romance series, Boys of the South.

Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man—and if that doesn't work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.





Wednesday, April 8, 2015

New Series COVER REVEAL

We're revealing the covers for the THE BRIDES OF HOLLAND SPRINGS Series by Marquita Valentine! Aren't they gorgeous?!

Title(s): The Billionaire Bride, The Temporary Bride, The Forgotten Bride, The Christmas Bride
Series Name: Brides of Holland Springs
Author Name: Marquita Valentine
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Covers Designed by: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations


The Billionaire Bride (The Brides of Holland Springs, Book 1)-May 7, 2015
It’s not easy being the woman most likely to be married to a fortune hunter, but Kate Von Lichtenstein has a plan to deter even the most determined gold digger. She’ll take a page right out of her favorite historical romance novel - with her own unique spin. She’ll marry a man of her choosing before the public gets wind of how much money she actually inherited from her grandparents. And who fits the bill better than the sexy and charming American businessman, Noah Sawyer?

After selling his share of the successful tech company, Noah Sawyer lost everything when an unscrupulous realtor stole the money he intended to use to purchase a huge swath of land worth millions. So, when a chance meeting at a mutual friend’s wedding with a hot brunette turns into a mutually beneficial business arrangement, Noah jumps at the chance to salvage his business.

However, the sexy land developer has no intention of his marriage to Kate being in name only…
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The Temporary Bride (Book 2)-May 12, 2015
Haven Crawford needs a husband—but only temporarily—in order to keep her grandparents’ inn in the family. Her well-meaning, but old-fashioned grandparents’ will requires her to marry if she wants to keep running Chesson House. But, the last person she’d ask to help is her childhood enemy, Heath Ambrose. Unfortunately, he’s the only one she can trust to keep his promise to divorce her and not take the inn when he leaves.

Star catcher, Heath Ambrose needs relief from his meddling mother and the jet-set lifestyle that accompanies his sudden rise to fame as the face of the newest national baseball team, the Greenville Pirates. As the last single Ambrose sibling, his mother is determined to marry Heath off, but he’s not ready to settle down. Especially not after watching the woman he loved run off to Scotland with another man. So when Haven proposes, Heath jumps at the chance for some peace in his life.

Only a temporary marriage to Haven is anything but peaceful—not to mention that they can’t keep their hands off one another. But, when the will’s conditions have been fulfilled and baseball season starts up again, will Heath and Haven be able to say goodbye when hate turns to love?

Or can temporary turn into forever?
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The Forgotten Bride (Book 3)-May 19, 2015
Luke Ambrose, a sexy former reality television star, has returned to make a home in Holland Springs—this time as the newest doctor for the town’s local clinic. But, he has no intentions of reopening old wounds by getting anywhere near his ex. Only, fate has other plans…

After a freak car accident, Lily Sawyer wakes up in the hospital, remembering two very important things about her life. One, she’s a dance teacher. Two, she’s married to her high school sweetheart, Luke. Only, she can’t figure out why he’s so distant.

Unable to abandon Lily in a time of crisis for the second time, Luke pretends to be the husband she needs until reality replaces fantasy and neither of them can deny the passion threatens to consume them.

But, when Lily begins to regain her memory, will she leave him once again, or give their love the second chance it deserves?
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The Christmas Bride (Book 4)-December 1, 2015
Navy SEAL Logan Ambrose has come home for the holidays, ready and willing to propose to his longtime girlfriend and leave the military. Only, the homecoming he expected is suddenly derailed when he discovers her in bed with his best friend. So, what’s a guy to do, but head home, get drunk… and wake up married to a woman he doesn’t recognize.

Willow Vaughn has been in love with Logan forever, but when he left town, she gave up hope of ever making him hers. So, when fate strikes and the two run into each other in Vegas, Willow jumps at the chance to be with him. But,never in her wildest dreams did she expect to wind up married to the hot military man.

This should be easy to explain to their families…only, the two of them are not sure what to say or do—stay married or pretend the whole thing never happened?
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About the author:
New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes sexy heroes that make you swoon and sassy heroines that make you laugh. She’s the author of the bestselling contemporary romance series, Holland Springs, and the new adult romance series, Boys of the South.

Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man—and if that doesn't work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015