Tuesday, July 17, 2018

**COVER REVEAL** Chance Encounters by Scarlett Hopper

Title: Chance Encounters
Series: The Encounters Series
Author: Scarlett Hopper
Genre: NA College Romance
Release Date: August 7, 2018
Cover Design: Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations 
What are the chances your first love will be your last?

Winona Clark hasn't been the same for years. After numerous attempts to start fresh abroad, one phone call brings her back home to some harsh truths and distant, but never forgotten, faces. Yet, there is one face she never expected to see again—the face of the boy who stole her heart all those years ago. Finally ready to deal with her past, Winona attempts to confront her trauma and embrace the love she feels she deserves. With love comes secrets though, and when you open the door to the past, you never know what will come out, including everything you wish had stayed inside. 
Nick Wilder can't outrun his demons. Tormented by what he has lost and the things he has done, Nick does whatever it takes to extinguish the images of the girl who stole his soul all those years ago. On the outside, he's a broody bartender, but on the inside, he is holding on by a thread. When the one person he never expected to see again appears in his living room, Nick's world is thrown. Determined not to be affected by the woman who knows him best, Nick does all he can to avoid the ghost of his past. But could the one woman he so desperately wants to avoid, be the one to save him?


     
Scarlett Hopper was born in Sydney, Australia and moved to Los Angeles when she was 10 years old. Her passion for writing came about at a young age when her sister would read her the works of Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath. Three years ago, Scarlett re-located back to Sydney where she studies creative writing and communications. When she isn't writing or reading, she spends her time traveling and searching for the best record stores, while eating at 24 hour diners. After her graduation, Scarlett hopes to move back to the US and begin a new adventure in Seattle.
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**RELEASE BLITZ With Giveaway** Trust by Casey Diam




Title: Trust
Series: Things That Matter #1
Author: Casey Diam
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 17, 2018



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Paige
Five years ago, my mom, dad, and sisters were assassinated.
I should have died that night.
I still question my mental state because I had no proof those same killers were after me. Yet still, I’d been trying to outrun my past and the men responsible for what happened that night.
Until I met him, Caleb Connor.
Caleb became my safety net and I found I couldn’t pull away from him. Couldn’t run away from him. And if sanity hadn’t been lost on me, I would have recognized he was the last person I should have let into my life. The last person I should have trusted.

Caleb
My life has been anything but normal until Paige. She was supposed to be an opportunity, my father’s next target.
I should have stayed away. It should’ve been that simple. But it wasn’t.
Paige was my main ingredient to changing everything, and in order to do that I needed to get inside her head. It wasn’t easy but when it happened, a line was crossed we never knew existed.
Now Paige has to confront her past and everything that torments her at night, because a look into the past was the only solution to everything we’d been afraid of questioning.
Who am I, and who was she?


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A large man who looked like he lifted boulders for a living walked toward me, and as he lifted his head, there was no hiding the shock on his face. He quickly lowered his head and crossed the street. His strange reaction set me even more on edge, but my apartment was only fifty feet away, so I just picked up my pace. I wish I had been paying attention because, what if he were coming from my apartment? What if there were more of them there waiting for me? I couldn’t go upstairs. 
They’d found me. I just knew it.
Dammit.
I inhaled a few breaths to calm myself before an idea ensued.
Caleb’s apartment complex was behind mine on the opposite side of the street. Maybe I could go to his place because there was no way I wouldn’t be freaking out all night on my own. Besides, if I went to his place, it would be a distraction. Chills ran down my spine, and I looked behind me, continuing my walk past my own apartment and to the coffee shop a block ahead. I turned down the street next to the coffee shop and did a full circle, dialing Caleb’s number when I was a few feet away from the entrance to his apartment.
My heart jolted as a voice came from behind. “Changed your mind?” 
Caleb?
I spun around, and he was smiling, a hood pulled over his head and hands tucked into his pockets.
“Uh, um . . . were you following me? Why aren’t you inside already? It’s been at least twenty minutes since you dropped me off. And where did you come from?”
He grinned, removing his hands from his pockets and placing them on my hips. Then he turned me toward the door. “There’s nothing wrong with being careful, Paige, but you wouldn’t be standing here if you didn’t feel like you could trust me.” 
As he passed a hand around me to shove a key into the lock, I knew he could be right, but I shouldn’t trust him. My mind wandered as I tried to push aside the heat radiating from his front onto my back. 
“If I had known you were following me, I wouldn’t be here.”
“There’s also nothing wrong with a guy making sure the girl he likes gets home safe.” 
His other hand slid away from my hip, and I noticed its absence right away. I liked his touch. It was comforting, and I wanted him to keep touching me, keep consoling me. 
He stepped inside, raised his eyebrows, and held the door open. “It’s up to you.”






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Some years ago, Casey rediscovered her passion for writing and hasn’t stopped writing since. Her favorite genre is romance with a little angst, which is why she writes sexy, funny, sweet, and emotional stories that are a bit more in depth, but so much fun to read.

Casey has a ridiculously short attention span and loves her coffee and tea without sugar and milk. Apart from reading or writing, she loves to snowboard, even when she’s catching an edge and face-planting in the snow. She absolutely loves it!



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**RELEASE BLITZ With Giveaway** Heartless by Willow Winters




Title: Heartless
Series: Merciless Saga #2
Author: Willow Winters
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 17, 2018



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At first, his words were harsh and his touch cold.
I knew he was a dangerous man and he could destroy me if only he wanted to.

That’s not what he wanted though. 
It’s so easy to get lost in the touch of a man who’s powerful and unattainable. 
A man who wants for nothing … except me.
Soft touches and stolen glances made my blood heat and my heart beat in a way I never knew it could.

Yes, it’s easy to fall into a haze of lust and desire.
But there’s a reason his reputation is one of a heartless man.
And I should have known better.







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Willow Winters is so happy to be a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and #1 Contemporary Bestselling Romance Author. She likes her action hot and her bad boys hotter. She certainly doesn’t hold back on either one in her writing!

Willow started writing after having her little girl, Evie, December 2015. All during her pregnancy with Evie she continued to read and she only wanted to read romance. She was reading a book a day — sometimes two.

In January 2016 Willow was staying up late with Evie and just thinking of all these stories. They came to her constantly so she finally sat down and just started writing. She always wanted to do it so she figured, why not? Today Willow cannot be happier for making that decision!

**RELEASE BLITZ With Giveaway** Blood Rose by P.T. Michelle




Title: Blood Rose
Series: In the Shadows #8
Author: P.T. Michelle
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 17, 2018



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A photographer with a dark past. A former SEAL without a family. He'll do whatever it takes to protect the woman he loves. 

Calder Blake lost everything: his mother, his father, his very identity. Until Cass, he didn’t believe he deserved to be a Blake, where family and loyalty always come first.

But what if Cass can’t give Calder what he needs to move on from his broken past?

Or worse, what if someone’s determined that Cass will never get a chance to become a Blake?

DEAR READERSBLOOD ROSE is a stand alone story, but if you haven’t read how Cass and Calder’s love story first started, you can do so through GOLD SHIMMER and STEEL RUSH. Not only do you get to take the journey with Cass and Calder, but you’ll also get to visit with Sebastian and Talia, since they play key roles in Cass and Calder’s story.

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Mister Black (1) (Sebastian & Talia part 1) - Novella
Scarlett Red (2) (Sebastian & Talia part 2) - Novel
Blackest Red (3) (Sebastian & Talia part 2) - Novel
Gold Shimmer (4) (Cass & Calder part 1) - Novel
Steel Rush (5) (Cass & Calder part 2) - Novel
Black Platinum (6) (Sebastian & Talia) - Novel
Reddest Black (7) (Sebastian & Talia) – Novel
Blood Rose (8) (Cass & Calder) – Novel


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I bolt upright on the couch, Calder’s name still on my lips. Thunder booms and lightning flashes, briefly illuminating the dark room just as Calder rounds the coffee table. Crouching next to me, he brushes my hair away from my face, his hand warm against my clammy skin. “Are you okay? I just walked in and freaked when you called out my name. You sounded terrified.”

“I must’ve fallen asleep.” I lean into his comforting touch as I pick up my phone from the coffee table. “What time is it?” I mumble so he thinks that’s why I’m checking the screen. It was a dream. Celeste didn’t send any more texts. I exhale in relief.

Thunder vibrates the windows and Calder shakes his head as he slides his hand into my hair. “I can’t believe you slept through all this racket.” Pulling me forward, he kisses my forehead, then quickly looks at me with a worried gaze. “You’re trembling.”

“It was just a nightmare.” Taking a steadying breath, I offer a wry smile. “I was dreaming about Celeste.” 

He instantly scowls. “Now I see why you called it a nightmare. Wonder why she’s starring in your dreams after all this time?”

I sigh. Now that I’ve cut off all communication, I might as well tell him about her text. “She tried to contact me today.”

His expression hardens and his whole body tenses. “You didn’t respond, did you?”

“Only to tell her not to contact me anymore.” I don’t need a lecture. It’s over and done.

“Good,” he says, visibly relaxing. “The last thing we need is Celeste returning from the dead. All hell would break loose.”

“I completely agree.” Wrapping my hand around his wrist, I adopt a calm expression and search his gaze in the darkness. “Are you okay?”

“I’ve just been spending too much time in my own head.” He quickly scoops me up in his arms, his hold on me especially tight.

“What are you doing?” My heart races as I grip his broad shoulders. Keep holding me tight, Calder. Promise to never let me go, no matter what.

“Apologizing,” Calder murmurs as he nuzzles my neck while carrying me upstairs. The thunder rumbles in a low bass and the rain rushes against the windows as we enter our darkened room.

I’m surprised that he doesn’t lower me to my feet but instead sets me on the edge of our chaise lounge near the window. Lightning flashes as he towers over me and tilts my chin up. The churning of the storm just outside the window amplifies his heated gaze, spiking my adrenaline. As he begins to tug off his tie, I keep my gaze locked with his and wait for him to speak, but he doesn’t say a word. He loops his tie around the scrollwork at the top of the lounge’s back, then shrugs out of his jacket.

I’m so mesmerized as he unbuttons his dress shirt, that my gaze devours every inch of his gorgeous body as he peels the shirt away. From his six-pack abs to his broad chest, I’ll never get tired of burying my face against his warm, muscular frame. For now I don’t mind the silence between us. He’s here. That’s all that matters. We’ll work through this.

When he lowers himself to his knees in front of me, my hand instantly traces the inked raven feathers curved around his left shoulder and down his bicep. “I love this raven wing so much,” I say in a quiet voice. “I think it’s wonderful that others will be able to appreciate this masterpiece in Alana’s book, and that you’re a man of your word.”

Capturing my hand, he presses his lips to my palm in a slow tantalizing kiss. I take a shaky breath, trying not to get too emotional at how much he makes me feel with just a simple press of his lips to my skin. But he does. Every time, he melts me.






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P.T. Michelle is the NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and International Bestselling author of the contemporary romance series IN THE SHADOWS (aka MISTER BLACK), the YA/New Adult crossover series BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS, and the romance series: BAD IN BOOTS, KENDRIAN VAMPIRES and SCIONS (listed under Patrice Michelle). She keeps a spiral notepad with her at all times, even on her nightstand. When P.T. isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading or taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets and anything beautiful or odd in nature.


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