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Cover Reveal: We Own Tonight: Corinne Michaels


We are excited to bring you the upcoming standalone from New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller
Corinne Michaels.

WE OWN TONIGHT will be releasing on Sept 7th

 

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Photographer: Jon Wong
From New York Times Bestseller, Corinne Michaels, comes a sexy new STANDALONE romance novel.
I’m not a one-night stand kind of woman. I’m especially not the woman who has a few drinks at a concert and ends up in bed with my childhood celebrity crush, Eli Walsh.

However, that’s exactly where I find myself.
What’s a girl to do after a drunken mistake? Run. I grab my clothes and get away from the powerful, irresistible, and best-sex-of-my-life superstar as fast as I can. His gorgeous green eyes, rock-hard body, and cocky smile have no place in my world. My life is complicated enough.

Someone forgot to tell him that.

Eli is relentless. Pushing his way into my heart, wearing me down, proving he’s nothing like I assumed, and everything I need. But when my world shatters to pieces, he holds the broken bits together. Unwillingly, I fall desperately in love with him.

He made me think we’d have forever . . . I should’ve listened when he said we could only own tonight.



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Corinne Michaels

 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Corinne Michaels is the author of nine romance novels. She’s an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness. She enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak and finding a way to heal them through their struggles. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love. 
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Release Day Launch, Reviews, and Giveaway: Big Shot: Kim Karr


Big Shot (Sexy Jerk World #2)
Kim Karr
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Release Date July 27, 2017

To believe one person can change your destiny sounds absurd. But it happened to me… twice.  

Ten years ago I had no idea what I wanted out of life, until I met Hannah Michaels. She was a computer-engineering student ready to conquer the social media world, and I was smitten. Even though I knew she was taken, I had to have her.  

Being the big shot that I was, I didn’t let her status stand in my way. It wasn’t long before my hands were on her thighs and my name a whisper on her lips. This smart, sexy girl inspired me to greatness, helped me grow into the kind of man I never knew I wanted to be. The man I am today. 

 Too bad I hadn’t grown fast enough to keep her.  

Moving on wasn’t easy, but I knew I had to let her go. Eventually, I found someone to share my days and nights with, and together we had a daughter. My life was nearly perfect until my world turned upside down.  

A single father has challenges, and one of those is learning how to calmly deal with your child coming home in tears. I had no idea the day I pounded on my daughter’s classmate’s door, Hannah would be the one standing on the other side.  

The wild, burning desire that rushed through my veins was unwanted, and yet impossible to ignore. Letting her in meant so much more this time around. Guilt hit me like a hammer. I hated myself. I hated her. The problem was I really didn’t hate her—I wanted her more than ever.  

But this time around, I can’t have her. 

This time it’s my status that stands in our way—and going up against myself just might be the hardest thing I’ve ever done.


Jace Bennett is struggling. He is trying to be a good single Dad after losing his wife three years ago. He owns a successful company, has good friends, and his daughter. He's turned off his emotions and sex drive. He's brooding, sad, lonely, and has a hot temper.

When a boy picks on his daughter, he is prepared to deal with it right away. He never expected that the boy's mother would be someone from his past--his first love--the one who broke his heart.


Hannah has had her own challenges in the ten years since they were together. And their past relationship was anything but conventional. But it did change the course of both of their lives. She is smart, sassy, and devoted. Now they are both single parents and lonely. But they are also at odds over a situation, and still reeling from the past that was complicated and did not end well.

But the present and their recent experiences and current circumstances bring a whole new set of challenges. There is a lot of sexual tension and unresolved feelings of pain, anger, and guilt. And their lives seem to be linked in unavoidable ways. But Jace is torn between wheat he wants and his many layers of guilt. He is not sure what he really has to give and cannot wrap his head around his confused feelings in regards to Hannah and his late wife. He puts up walls. He is good at avoidance and fighting his feelings. Hannah has to think of her son, but also needs to protect her own heart. And she has her own guilt and triggers that make her wary. 


They transition between enemies to friends to lovers. Sex has never been their problem, but their emotions are unstable and volatile. Neither feel secure. Trust is hard. Guilt is even harder. And nothing will change until Jace can get his head straight about the past and the women in his life and fight for what he wants. She won't be the before and after woman. He has to decide if she can be the forever one and actually fight for her even if it means fighting with her to prove it. 


The kids were adorable and I loved all of the scenes they were in. I liked getting more with Ethan, Fiona, Nick, and Tess from Sexy Jerk. This is told in dual points of view in past and present since they had a lot of shared history. It had a lot of layers to the story and was emotional, sexy, angsty, sweet, and had some unique dynamics. I am interested in Nick's brother, Lucas' story next.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review. 

Jace Bennett juggles work and single parenting his daughter since the death of his wife three years before. He leans on his college friends for a lot, and his daughter is the center of his world. When a classmate picks on his daughter, he decides the best course of action is to confront the parent and get things under control before they spiral. But he didn’t expect the boy’s mother to be Hannah, the woman he loved before his wife.

Hannah and Jace’s past means that conversations between them are charged with the pain from the past, but they are also charged with a spark in the present. Because those feelings they felt in college still burn brightly. These two understand each other, even as they are able to hide from others. But things won’t be simple this time around, just as they weren’t simple in the past.

This book is filled with the tension of friends who became enemies but can’t deny the chemistry and connection between them. The flashback scenes had me heartbroken for both of them, but understanding of both at the same time. I hated the way they parted, and the pain they both experienced in the meantime. But I loved watching them find each other again, and build something bigger than they had before.

I loved the kids in this one. Both children are precocious and their wit adds character to scenes that benefit from their young perspectives. Some of the things they say cut through the tension between the adults better than a day’s worth of conversation would have. It was also great to see Ethan and Fiona, and Nick and Tessa again. These three men have a great relationship and seeing them through Jace’s eyes was a great change. 

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My best friend is married.
Everyone I know is married. It doesn’t bother me. I like my life the way it is.

Since I’m single though, when my best friend and her husband decide to finally go on their dream honeymoon, she asks me to watch their three-year-old son.

Of course I say yes.

What my best friend neglects to tell me is that I won’t be babysitting alone. 

Feeling Max might be too much for me to handle, her husband asks his only single friend to help. 

Nick Carrington and I have met a couple of dozen times. I’ve never really given him a second thought—other than to say he’s kind of a jerk. Out loud. So he can hear. Sure, he’s tall, dark, and handsome. And yes, he has the best ass I’ve ever seen, and I mean ever seen quite literally. You see he mooned me at last year’s Fourth of July barbeque because, like I said, he’s a jerk.

He always has to be the life of the party.
He’s also arrogant.
Imposing.
Rich.
And a playboy.
I’d even go as far as to say he’s a manwhore.

Yet somehow before I know it, this manwhore and I are co-parenting. Living under the same roof. Eating meals together and yes, talking.

Don’t look at me like that—it’s not like I had a choice. Even though I knew every minute would be hell, I had to say yes.

But after two weeks what I didn’t expect to discover is that I’d been wrong about him. 
That under his smart-ass exterior, he’s actually quite charming.
That his arrogance is really confidence. 
And that the sight of his naked body would do really bad things to me.

So yes, I’d misjudged him. And yes, I like him. Really like him. Although I might still think he’s a jerk…I now think he’s a sexy jerk.
And I want more of him.

The question is—does he want more of me?

Kim Karr

Reader * Writer * Coffeelover * Romantic

Kim is a daydreamer. So much so that if daydreaming could be a hobby it would be her favorite. It's how her stories are born and how they take root. An imagination that runs wild is something to be thankful for, and she is very thankful. :)

She grew up in New York and now lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. She's always had a love for reading books and writing. Being an English major in college, she wanted to teach at the college level but that was not to be. She went on to receive an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise her family. Kim currently works part-time with her husband and with the rest of her time embraces one of her biggest passions--writing.

Kim wears a lot of hats! Writer, book-lover, wife, soccer-mom, taxi driver, and the all around go-to person of her family. However, she always finds time to read.

She likes to believe in soul mates, kindred spirits, true friends, and Happily-Ever-Afters. She loves to drink champagne, listen to music, and hopes to always stay young at heart.

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Release Day Launch/Reviews: The Brightest Sunset: Aly Martinez

The Brightest Sunset

Aly Martinez
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Release Date July 27, 2017

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.  

Bullshit.  

Words destroyed me.  

“I’m sorry. She didn’t make it.”  

“Daddy, he can’t breathe!”  

“There’s nothing more we can do for your son.”  

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.  

Lies.  

Those syllables and letters became my executioner. I told myself that, if I didn’t acknowledge the pain and the fear, they would have no power over me. But, as the years passed, the hate and the anger left behind began to control me.  

Two words—that was all it took to plunge my life into darkness.  

“He’s gone.”  

In the end, it was four soft, silky words that gave me hope of another sunrise. 

“Hi. I’m Charlotte Mills.”

I could not wait to get this book after the cliffy in The Darkest Sunrise. And this one had me mesmerized, horrified, tense, angry, sad, and frustrated. But also made me laugh, smile, and swoon. This is the good, the bad, and everything in between for Charlotte and Porter.

I cannot say anything about the plot without giving away spoilers. This journey was as heartbreaking as it was heartwarming. Every time they got a bit of light, darkness wanted to encroach. They had been so used to living in the dark, even getting glimpses of light was a bonus. But it will take fight and perseverance to find a way to make the light a more permanent fixture in their lives, and to believe in and look towards the possibility of a future.

This one had me totally on edge. It gutted me. OMG the tension! My eyes watered. I couldn't breathe a few times. My heart seemed to having its own issues.  I was so caught up in it that I could not put it down. There were some surprises, a lot of drama, and so many emotions. The love story between Charlotte and Porter is just the tip of the iceberg on this multi-layered duet.

There were a few moments that Charlotte was not my favorite person, but it was an understandably hard situation and overall I did still like her. I absolutely adored Porter. His emotions and loyalty ran so deep, and he was not afraid to show them. But he also had a goofy, funny, and sexy side. He was a good man, good dad, and wanted to be a good boyfriend if they could manage all of their baggage. There were a few characters that I wanted to throttle or duct tape their mouths shut. They definitely added to the chaos that was their lives.

There was a lot going on in this story and it gave me all I needed for the conclusion of this amazing duet. The story line kept me interested and intrigued since it was filled with difficult issues.  I truly felt for these characters. Their pain was palpable, their moments of joy inspiring, and their challenges overwhelming. But under it all was new hope and flickers of light just wanting to illuminate the darkness for two people that lived in it for too long. This was a truly unique, beautiful, emotional story of hope and healing. Do not miss this duet! It is easily one of my fave reads of the year.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review. 
I am struggling with how to describe this book and this duet without spoilers, so this review will most likely be short to prevent spoiling the plot. I will also say it is difficult not to spoil The Darkest Sunrise when describing what I love about The Brightest Sunrise, but I’m going to try.

This series! When The Brightest Sunset picks up after the cliff at the end of the first book, the emotions are already high. Betrayal, hurt, confusion, and elation all mix together between the characters to create a storm that drove the entirety of this plot. While I had suspected the information revealed in the cliff earlier in The Darkest Sunrise, I wasn’t sure my hunch was correct and I couldn’t see how the characters would be able to find resolution because of it. That one twist drives everything in this book.

Charlotte and Porter have some HUGE hurdles to face, and including Brady, the kids, Charlotte’s family and Porter’s family the hurdles only seem larger. But before they can face the hurdles together, the betrayal must be faced and dealt with, and that is a huge task.

My heart hurt through most of this book, but at the edges of the hurt was always a little bit of hope. Hope that Charlotte and Porter could work things out. Hope that Travis’s health would hold up. Hope that together they could finally live in the light. And while the hope hid at the edges, there were definite times where it was brighter and others where it was barely there.

This was an amazingly emotional series, particularly this second half of the duet. It is one of my top reads for the year simply because of the way the story was woven, all the pieces that connected in unexpected and surprising ways. It was both an emotional rollercoaster and a touching piece.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.
The Darkest Sunrise(The Darkest Sunrise #1)
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Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.  

Whoever coined that phrase is a bald-faced liar. Words are often the sharpest weapon of all, triggering some of the most powerful emotions a human can experience. 

“You’re pregnant.”  

“It’s a boy.”  

“Your son needs a heart transplant.”  

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.  

Lies.  

Syllables and letters may not be tangible, but they can still destroy your entire life faster than a bullet from a gun.  

Two words—that was all it took to extinguish the sun from my sky. 

“He’s gone.”  

For ten years, the darkness consumed me.  

In the end, it was four deep, gravelly words that gave me hope of another sunrise.  

“Hi. I’m Porter Reese.”

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children. 

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.  

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.    
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Release Blitz: Fatal Threat: Marie Force

FATAL THREAT 
by Marie Force
The Fatal Series #11
 
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“Fans of Scandal and House of Cards will love the Fatal Series.” —New York Times bestselling author Cindy Gerard
Don't miss the next chapter in the New York Times bestselling series from Marie Force! Read the electrifying romantic suspense novel that everyone is talking about!
It's just another day at the office for Washington Metro Police lieutenant Sam Holland when a body surfaces off the shores of the Anacostia River. But before Sam can sink her teeth into the new case, Secret Service agents seize her from the crime scene.
A threat has been made against her family, but nobody will tell her anything—including the whereabouts of her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano. This isn't the first time the couple's lives have been at risk, but when a bombshell from Sam's past returns to haunt her, she can't help but wonder if there's a connection.

With a ruthless killer out for vengeance, and Nick struggling to maintain his reputation after secrets from his own past are revealed, Sam works to tie the threat to a murder that can't possibly be a coincidence. And she has to get it done before her husband's career is irrevocably damaged…

Returning to Nick and Sam’s DC is always a rush. There are no easy days for these two. Nick is out of the country and Sam is on the hunt for a missing person and a murderer. But a credible threat against Second Family sends thing spiraling as the entire Holland/Cappuano extended families are put into protective custody. As Sam fights to work her cases from custody, Nick faces increasing pressure from the media while continuing to search for the source of the threat.

Sam and Nick bump heads as usual, but always at the core of their arguments is concern for the other. These two are a steady couple, despite the turmoil Nick’s new position has thrown the family into and the new challenges they face with the addition of Secret Service details to their lives. I love the way these two face challenges both together and separately.

I love the way this series focuses on Sam and Nick’s relationship while also giving attention to others around them. Most of the established relationships are addressed and updated, with particular attention paid to Avery and Shelby as they await the arrival of their baby.

This is the 11th in the series, which could be a daunting number to new readers. I have read most of the series, but it has been some time since I read the 10th book. I can say that new readers should be able to follow the events of this story, as well as the connections between the characters with no problems. The only places new readers might feel the establishment of the series is that going back to read previous books, certain plot points will be spoiled (within the relationships, not necessarily the procedural part of the plot).

The fast paced twists and turns of Sam’s investigation and the search for the threat kept me guessing as to the outcome of the events. I love how Sam’s investigations are always important to her, even if the victim is known to her and not someone she particularly likes.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.
“Thank you, Brant,” Sam said to the agent in charge of Nick’s Secret Service detail.

“You’re welcome.” Brant paused before he added, “I know we’ve had this conversation before, Mrs. Cappuano, but I really recommend that you have a detail until we’re certain we’ve contained this threat.”

“I appreciate the recommendation, but I’ll be providing my own security through my team here. I’ll be accompanied by other armed officers everywhere I go. There’s no need to be redundant.”

“Redundant,” Nick muttered with a grunt that would’ve been laughter if the subject matter hadn’t been so grave. “Brant is suggesting added precaution, not redundancy.”

“It’s not necessary,” Sam said, digging in. The last fucking thing she needed was to be escorted around by federal agents. She may as well hang up her badge if that was going to be her reality.

“On that we disagree, my love,” Nick said. “But I’m not going to waste everyone’s time fighting a losing battle. Brant, we appreciate your thoroughness and ask you to keep us posted on the situation.”

“Will do, sir. I’ll wait for you outside.”

When they were alone, Sam looked up at Nick. “I know what you’re going to say, and—”

Nick kissed her hard. “I’ll see you at home later. Let me know if anything pops in the investigation.”

“That’s it? That’s all you’re going to say?”

“That’s it.”

“Hmm.”

“What does that mean?”

“You surprise me.”

He threw his head back and laughed. “Then my day is officially made. I’ve managed to surprise my shrewd, sexy wife.”

“I thought you were going to do the whole alpha-dog lift-your-leg thing and demand I have a detail.”

“Sorry to disappoint you on the leg lifting, babe, but we have a deal. Would I like you to have a detail? Abso-fucking-lutely. Do I understand why you won’t allow it? Yeah, I get it. Doesn’t mean I like it, but I get it.” He kissed her forehead and then her lips. “Now, we’ve both got stuff to do, so let’s get to it so we can get to the best part of the day.”

“Which is?”

His lips were a heartbeat away from hers when he said, “The part where you crawl into bed with me and rub your naked self all over me.”

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Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of 60 contemporary romances, including the Gansett Island Series and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series, written under the name of M.S. Force. All together, her books have sold 6 million copies worldwide!

Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.

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