30 June 2017

[New Release * 20 Questions] BILLIONAIRE'S GAME by Lucy Wild @misslucywild #20Qs #Giveaway #Interview!

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Billionaire's Game
Lucy Wild

Publication Date: June 30, 2017
Genre: Dark Romance

Synopsis
He's a billionaire.
He's bored.
And he wants to play with me.
Cole Ford is the perfect man. Literally.
He's spent all day chasing me, commanding me to come back to his mansion for a night of passion.
If this was real, I'd say yes in a heartbeat.
But it's not real.
It's just a game. A twenty-four hour roleplay with him as the billionaire and me playing the femme fatale.
Just a bit of fun.
He's not really in love with me, just my character.
But what if I don't want to play games anymore?
What if I want to tell him how much I want him?
That would be breaking the rules.
I've never broken the rules before.
Until now.

**This is a standalone novella with a HEA and no cliffhanger or cheating. Although a standalone, it may be expanded into a series depending on reader reaction.**

I have only read half of this book so far, but I am excited to see how it ends! I will update this review with my full review later today, or early tomorrow!
 
So, My Little Pretties, I usually call this "20 Questions with...", but today I chose to mix it in with Lucy Wild's Release Blitz. So Here is your favorite 20 Qs feature with another #Amazing author:
LUCY WILD!


When is your birthday? 
On the day I was born

Where did you grow up? 

Yorkshire
Are you a morning person, or a night person? 
I mourn for the night when it’s gone
Why did you choose to write for the genre that you do? 
 It’s what I enjoy reading
What is your favorite season or holiday? 
Autumn
If you could go anywhere in the universe, where would you go, and why? 
The kitchen, it’s where the biscuits are kept.
If you could live with one person living, dead, or imaginary for one year in a tiny one bedroom apartment, who would you choose and why? 
Schrodinger in a box as he could be both alive and dead at the same time, and imaginary if I ignore him
What are three things that you would put on your Bucket List?
Sort out immortality, eat more ice cream, don’t die
What is the wallpaper on your cellphone?
The sea
What are three things that you always keep handy at all times?
My left hand, my right hand and my back hand
What inspires you, or where do you look for inspiration?
Newspaper stories, people passing by
What is one thing that most people do not know about you?
 That I invented the question mark
What is the weirdest thing that you have ever googled? 
A John Carpenter movie.
What is one piece of advice that you would give to future generations? To the opposite sex? 
Be compassionate. Even to twats.
What is your most embarrassing moment?
 Falling off a cliff (yes really)
What is your most favorite time in History?
 Medieval/WW2
Who are three women in time, real or imaginary, worth looking up to? Why? 
JK Rowling – imaginative, motivated, compassionate, politically active. 
Claudette Colbert – watch It Happened One Night and you’ll see. 
My Grandma – she was really tall.

What is the most attractive, and the first thing you notice, about the opposite sex? 

Eyes

Who is the first person you call when you are having a bad day?

Batman
What kind of drunk person do you turn into when you drink?
Like myself but more so
How would you describe your favorite color to a blind person? 
In very vague terms
If you could be any color in the big box of crayons, which one would you be?
I’d be more concerned that I had become an abstract concept hovering between crayons. How did that even happen? Help me!
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently? 
I thought I was having Earl Grey tea, it turned out to be an English Breakfast. Don’t worry, I got through it
What was your worst autocorrect situation? 
The time I went to see Autocorrect on stage but ended up seeing Aerosmith dressed as a Page
What is your favorite 90’s throwback jam? 
Blackberry
What do you put on your pizza? 
 A sign saying ‘Keep off, my pizza’
What is your favorite ice cream flavor? 
Chocolate, obviously
Do you eat your feelings, or starve them? 
I prefer to eat food, far more filling
What is your biggest baddest guilty pleasure?
 Taking time off
Who would win in a fight: Batman or Spiderman? 
I’d negotiate a settlement between them, Spiderman gets custody of the bats, Batman gets to live with the spiders
Do you believe in Ghosts? Aliens? Big Foot? 
 I once met a ghost alien with a huge foot. He was called Alan
So, the Moon Landing, did it actually happen? 
Seriously? That’s even a question? Did an event in history happen? What’s the alternative, thousands of people built a model rocket the same size as an actual rocket and fly it into the sky and then keep silent for decades about what they did? And then kept doing it again and again? Why?
If only one of your books could be turned into a movie, which one would you choose and why? 
 Last Week, it’s my favourite
Who is your favorite author, and/or what is your favorite book? 
Hugo – Les Miserables, the greatest novel of all time
If you could throw a parade, what type of parade would you throw and why? 
 A light one, I have a weak arm
Do you ever google yourself? 
Only when I’m alone in the house
Do you ever hide secrets in your books that only a few people would find? 
Pop culture references
What is one thing that you have edited out of any of your books, that you wish you could put back in? 
A better plot
What is one food, or drink, that you could NEVER give up? 
Water, life’s tricky without it
What was the hardest scene, or book, for you to write?
 Anything involving a character dying, I always cry!
What is your most favorite quote or lyric? 
 “This too shall pass”
Do you sing in the shower? 
I singe, it gets hot in there
Do any of the scenes in your books come from personal experience, or actually events, and are you willing to tell us about one? 
All of them, it was a hell of a night out.
What is the weirdest thing you have ever done, or experienced, on a date?
Invited to move in on a first date
If you could be on any reality TV show, which one would you choose? 
Whichever one I could destroy from inside
If you were on death row, what would your last meal be?
The Warden of the jail
Are you a Clutter Queen or a Neat Freak? 
I’m more a neat emperor. I’m currently tracking the clutter princess as she stole the plans to my death hoover
If you were forced to open a bakery, what would you name it?
 Help me, I’m being forced to open a bakery against my will
What is your biggest pet peeve? 
Four foot three inches
If there was a movie release about your life, who would you want to play you, who would play your love interest, and what type of movie would it be?
Claudette Colbert would play me, Clark Gable the love interest, essentially It Happened One Night but with me in it
Would You Rather...
Be permanently transported 200 years into the future, or be permanently transported 200 years into the past?
Into the past. I’d Marty McFly all over it
What's Coming Our Way?
What are you currently working on?
A secret project that only my Facebook fanclub know about. Very hush hush!
What other plans do you have with your writing? 
A sequel to Billionaire’s Game and a move towards steamy thrillers
When is your next book possibly going to release?
 30th of June – Billionaire’s Game
Introducing Emma Snow!
A NEW author name that writes intense, steamy, erotica.
You can like and follow Emma Snow on Facebook HERE.

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I'm a romance writer based in rural Yorkshire. Since 2012 I've been indie publishing on Amazon but I've written stories all my life. Thanks to my readers, my dream has come true and I now make a full time living from writing romance. 
I want to thank every single one of you for your support. I couldn't do it without you.
Much love, Lucy
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[Excerpt Reveal] COMING CONSUMED by Renee Harless @Renee_Harless @forewordpr #Interview #Trailer

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Coming Consumed
Welcome to Carson, Book #3
Renee Harless

Release Date: July 18, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis
Sydney hates liars, despises them really, so what is she to do when the man her heart wants most turns out to be the biggest betrayer and deceiver of them all? Sydney never finds herself in trouble. She always listens to her parents, follows the rules, and does what is expected of her, but in one moment, that all changes. The day she meets a campus police officer and keeps their relationship a secret from her family, her life takes on a dark turn... Now scarred and tormented by nightmares, Sydney hides her fears from everyone as she moves back home and takes over her mother’s bakery. Just when she believes she has a handle on her life, a mysterious man waltzes into her shop and turns her world upside down. Behind the beard and silver eyes Sydney knows he’s hiding something, but is the attraction worth losing herself again? Dylan Bennett knows he is in trouble the first time he lays eyes on Sydney. Behind her wavy blonde hair and flour-covered clothes he knows that she holds the key to his undoing, but he can’t risk it. As an undercover agent, Dylan lives his life by strict codes and calculations. He knows one wrong move could put Sydney in danger, but something about her draws him in and that may prove to be the biggest risk he has ever taken. What happens when she finds out the lies behind those silver eyes? Will the deception become too much for Sydney or will she fight alongside Dylan to bury the one person who brings her past back to the surface? 

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DYLAN STANDS OUTSIDE SYDNEY’S door, the knuckles of one hand gently tapping on the wood while holding a bouquet of daisies and wild flowers in the other.


After helping Sydney at the bakery this morning and completing a walk-through of The Grill with her brother, Dylan had asked Austin if he had a place in town he could shower and change clothes. Austin had eyed him skeptically, but had offered use of his apartment in town. Dylan was glad he had kept his duffle bag in his car since he hadn’t made it back to Asheville the previous night.


Standing at the door waiting for Sydney to answer, Dylan is fraught with something that has never happened in all the years he has been dating…nerves. He is actually nervous to take Sydney out on a date. Sure, they seemed to get along fine when they were working together, and of course the attraction between them sizzled in epic proportions, but Dylan had a hard time reconciling between the playful Sydney and the scared Sydney. The scared Sydney always fought against what they could have and that made him nervous.


She is something special, someone that deserves to be cherished and he knows that if she gives him the chance, he can prove it to her.

A creak sounds from the door hinges and Dylan looks up from the flowers to find a beautiful creature standing before him. Sydney may have been going for something quick and casual, but Dylan’s tongue practically drops from his mouth as he gazes at her. He takes note of her appearance, beginning with her long blonde hair that is tied up in a ponytail high on her head, the soft waves curling on the end and brushing past her shoulders. A red and black flannel shirt hangs loosely around her, but does little to conceal the womanly shape of her body. The pièce de résistance is the skin-tight black leggings covering her legs. Dylan is almost happy at the fact that the flannel shirt hangs past her ass, because he isn’t sure he would be able to control himself if he saw that perfectly toned portion of her body in the pants.

“I’m sorry, I’m almost ready. I just need to find my shoes. I was sucked into this antique picking show and I couldn’t pull myself away. You can come in,” she gestures as she rushes through the living room and down the hallway.

Instead of standing idly, Dylan moves towards her kitchen and looks in the cabinet above the fridge for a vase. Bingo. He chuckles to himself, thinking that it seems to be the universal spot to hold that item.

Just as he is stepping back from admiring his work on the arrangement that he placed on her coffee table, Sydney joins him in the living room. Dylan hadn’t noticed before, but she has swiped a few coats of mascara on her lashes and added a deep shade of red lipstick on mouth.

“I’m ready,” she announces, grabbing her jacket from where it hangs on a hook by the door. “The flowers look beautiful, by the way.”

She takes a hold of the doorknob, ready to exit, then glances back at Dylan as he says, “Sydney. You look beautiful.” He makes sure to emphasize the fact that he thinks she is the most beautiful item in the room. Country. World. In such a short period of time, he has become so wickedly entranced by her that Dylan would rather spend a life in solitude and have the chance to spend one day with her, than have anything else his heart desires. That thought alone would have scared Dylan a few months back, but now? Now Dylan embraces the feelings bubbling up inside of him. This high he feels whenever he is around her is more powerful than any drug he has ever come across while on the force. She is powerful, captivating, spellbinding.

And he wanted her all for himself, if she would only let him.
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Renee Harless is a romance writer with an affinity for wine and a passion for telling a good story. Renee Harless, her husband, and children live in Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She studied Communication, specifically Public Relations, at Radford University. 
Growing up, Renee always found a way to pursue her creativity. It began by watching endless runs of White Christmas- yes even in the summer – and learning every word and dance from the movie. She could still sing "Sister Sister" if requested. In high school she joined the show choir and a community theatre group, The Troubadours. After marrying the man of her dreams and moving from her hometown she sought out a different artistic outlet – writing. To say that Renee is a romance addict would be an understatement. When she isn’t chasing her toddler or preschooler around the house, working her day job, or writing, she jumps head first into a romance novel.  Add her to Snapchat @Renee_Harless
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[New Release] BEAUTIFUL DECEPTION by Ember-Raine Winters @ember_winters @BooksandBoys1 #UBReview #Interview

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Beautiful Deception 
Pride and Honor 3
Ember-Raine Winters

Release Date: June 30th, 2017
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: K Creative Designs at Cover Crush Designs

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Synopsis
MAC
Marcy was mine since the day I met her, we grew up together, we served together, and we were going to be together forever. A misunderstanding ruined that. I never stopped loving her, though, and I will do whatever it takes to protect her.
MARCY
I made a horrible mistake. Once he finds out what I did, he’ll never forgive me. That's okay though. I will never forgive myself for depriving him of the only thing he ever wanted. 
This is my favorite book in the series so far! I absolutely loved Mac & Marcy's story so hard! It has absolutely everything I love in my stories. Angst, betrayal, lies, and suspense! This book will have you glued from the very first chapter. I loved the characters, the story, and all the books before it. I highly recommend this title, and this author. She knows just what we want in an amazing story. I would throw more stars at her if I could. (And I don't mean in a ninja kind of way) LOVED THIS BOOK!
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Ember-Raine Winters lives in sunny California with her two beautiful kids and a wolf. Also known as Apache her pure white Siberian Husky. She loves writing romance and reading just about anything she can get

her hands on. And, football! She loves watching football and going to games. It’s one of her favorite ways to unwind. She dislikes the super-hot temperatures in her city and exercise. She hates to exercise but somehow her sister still gets her to do it every day. She also thinks it’s completely awkward talking about herself in third person.

Ember loves connecting with readers so don’t be afraid to stalk her and drop her a line on social media.


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[Cover Reveal] RUCK ME by Rebecca Norinne @rebecca_norinne @GiveMeBooksBlog #Trailer

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Ruck Me
Dublin Rugby #2
Rebecca Norinne


Release Date: August 9, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance



Blurb
She’s a free spirit; he’s a no nonsense kind of guy. When these opposites attract ... oh baby! It's game on!
I’ve called Aoife O’Shaughnessy a number of things, but dumb was never one of them. Through all the insane things she’s done—all the trouble she’s gotten into—I never once thought she was actually stupid. Until now. Because I just heard her plan to lose her virginity to the vilest human being I’ve ever met.
My first thought? How the f*ck is Aoife still a virgin? The second? Over my dead body.
So I volunteered for the job instead.
It might be the stupidest thing I’ve ever done, but once the words were out of my mouth, I couldn’t take them back. Now, I can’t stop wondering what it will be like to kiss the pink-haired sprite I’ve known my whole life, to hear her moan my name when she comes.
And I know she’s wondering about me too.
What started off as a bit of fun has spiraled out of control and now I’m in deep. I never meant to fall in love with Aoife … it was never supposed to go this far. And what happens next, just might break both of us.
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USA TODAY bestselling author Rebecca Norinne writes contemporary romance featuring smart and sexy heroines and the men who adore them. When not writing, Rebecca is watching rugby, drinking craft beer, or traveling the globe in search of inspiration for her next story. Her favorite foods are popcorn, sushi, and French fries and she’s never met a Kelly Clarkson song she didn’t like. For more information, visit http://www.rebeccanorinne.com.
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[New Release] THE LONG WAY HOME by Jasinda Wilder @jasindawilder @TheNextStepPR #Giveaway

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The Long Way Home
The One Series
Jasinda Wilder

Release Date: June 30, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Artist: Okay Creations


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Synopsis
I need you, Ava.
I am desperate. For you. For touch. For a kiss.
For the scrape of your hand down my stomach. For the slide of your lips across my hipbone. The sweep of your thigh against mine in the dulcet, drowning darkness. For the warm huff of your breath on my skin and the wet suck of your mouth around me and the building pressure of need reaching release...I am mad with need.
Wild with it.
I cannot have you. I have lost you, as I have lost myself.
And so I go in search. Of myself, and thus the man who might return to you, and take you in his arms.
I loathe each of the thousands of miles between us, but I cannot wish them away, for I hope at the end of my journey I shall find you. Or rather, find myself, and thus…you. Myself, and thus us.
I am taking the long way home, Ava.


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Christian,
I’m losing my mind, and I don’t know how to stop it. I shouldn’t be writing to you, but I am. I’m friendless, loveless, and lifeless. You’re out there somewhere, and still you’re all I really have. I hate my reliance and dependence on you, emotionally and otherwise, and that reliance is something I’m coming to recognize. I hate that I can’t hate you as much as I want to.
I hate that I still love you so much.
I hate that there’s no clear solution to our conundrum. Even if we could forgive each other, what then?
I hate you, Christian. I really do. But most of all, I don’t.
It’s complicated.
Complicatedly (still) yours,
Ava  
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