Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Book Blitz & Giveaway ~ RWA Vivian Finalist 2021 - Heartthrob - American Royalty by Robin Bielman

 

 



Heartthrob
American Royalty Book 1
by Robin Bielman
Genre: Contemporary Romance



*** 2021 Romance Writers of America Vivian Award Finalist ***


He likes a challenge…

Here’s the deal: I’m the best center fielder in the major leagues. I’m also the guy who cost his team the championship game and acted very unsportsmanlike. So, when the team hires a social media manager to repair the damage to my reputation, I don’t argue. But then I meet Chloe Conrad, and I suddenly understand what people mean when they say they have an instant connection to someone. Which means I’m in serious trouble. Chloe’s a smart, sexy distraction I can’t afford, but one date can’t hurt, right? Only she turns me down. And just like that, it’s game on.


She’s sworn off love…

Finn Auprince is the hottest player in the major leagues. Look up “It Factor” in the dictionary and there’s his handsome face. He’s also my biggest client and I don’t care how easy it is to talk to him or how fun it is to manage his social media accounts, I will not give in to his charms. Then one drunken night, I tell him about my curse: all my previous boyfriends have found their soul mates while dating me. One more heartbreak, and I’ll never recover. But Finn doesn’t believe in curses—he believes in me. Professionally and personally. He sets out to prove the universe isn’t against me, and that his one true love isn’t waiting around the next corner.

The problem is…can we play the game of love and both come out on top?




USA Today bestselling author Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her awesome family and her very cute dog, Harry. She writes both sweet and sexy contemporary romances with one goal in mind: to leave you with a smile on your face. When not attached to her laptop, she loves to read, go to the beach, and frequent coffee shops. She loves to stay in touch. Visit her at robinbielman.com or on Instagram: @robin_bielman.







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Release Blitz ~ The Hidden Kingdom - Kingdom of the White Sea by Sarah M. Cradit

 

  

Title: The Hidden Kingdom (Kingdom of the White Sea, 3)
Author: Sarah M. Cradit
Genre: Epic Fantasy, Grimdark Fantasy, Fantasy
Cover Designer: Regina Wamba
Editor: Emily A. Lawrence
Publication Date: July 27th, 2021
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The perilous and provocative world of Kingdom of the White Sea, by USA Today bestselling fantasy author Sarah M. Cradit, comes to a startling conclusion in The Hidden Kingdom.

 

A kingless crown will fall. A crownless kingdom will rise.

 

 

It all began with a desperate demand from a broken crown. Four brides. Four Reaches. Unquestionable and absolute fealty from the mothers and fathers who were given no choice but to comply. A startling sequence of events followed, with stunning repercussions that reached across the entire realm.

 

Now, the king is dead. The would-be brides have forged their own destinies—some for the better, others for worse. Not all who started this dance will finish it. Those left will wear the lingering scars with a mix of pride and remorse.

 

From his stolen throne, Oldwin rules with a hand that grows shakier by the hour, as his once unparalleled magic dwindles. His grasp on power is reliant upon his truths remaining hidden by the shadows, just beyond the reach of the fraught kingdom.

 

But Oldwin is not the only powerful sorcerer in the kingdom. There are others who would see the terrible circle of their traitorous past come to a decisive end. Their moonlight maneuvering saved the life of Dain Rhiagain, and from his line the last sprig of hope remains: a chance to save the kingdom... to save all the worlds.

 

Dain’s three children, each raised in obliviousness, must now prepare to confront the staggering truth of why they were born, and what they must now do, if the kingdom is to survive the final days ahead.

 

But theirs is not the only sacrifice required. The dying words of an old man will stir one man and his Reach toward a new destiny, one that will decide the fate of all the worlds...

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Sarah is the USA Today and International Bestselling Author of contemporary and epic fantasy.

An unabashed geek, Sarah enjoys studying subjects like the Plantagenet and Ptolemaic dynasties, and settling debates on provocative Tolkien topics such as why the Great Eagles are not Gandalf's personal taxi service. Passionate about travel, Sarah has visited over twenty countries collecting sparks of inspiration (though New Orleans is where her heart rests). She's a self-professed expert at crafting original songs to sing to her very patient pets, and a seasoned professional at finding ways to humiliate herself (bonus points if it happens in public). When at home in Pennsylvania, her husband and best friend, James, is very kind about indulging her love of fast German cars and expensive lattes.

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Book Tour & Giveaway ~ Elegy - A Season of Angels by Christopher Stanfield

 

 


Elegy
A Season of Angels Book 3
by Christopher Stanfield
Genre: YA Supernatural Thriller, Mystery


Fate. Fear. Family.

Lilith’s daring gamble worked. Hell is broken. But in the aftermath, Lilith must face a disconcerting truth. She may never return to the life she left behind. While the pain of that parting never truly healed, she knows that the end of her dark road is near at hand. It is a road paved in sacrifice and loss. In memory and love. And she knows now where it leads.

But the end isn’t the only fate that Lilith must confront. A peculiar stranger beckons, bringing knowledge of a family secret that will unravel the mysteries of Lilith’s past. And what she discovers will shake her fragile world yet again.

Lucifer, enraged at the loss of the realm he twisted, is more dangerous than ever. He now prepares one last bitter scheme that will herald his most brutal act of all. For Lilith, one thing remains… the last, terrible storm is here. And though Madeline and the Angels are by her side, Lilith must stand alone before the Devil or all she loves will fall at last.






The Woman in Darkness
A Season of Angels Book 2


The War for Souls has just begun, but time is already running out…

In the wake of one tragic, fateful night, Genevieve leaves behind every aspect of her simple life, including her name. Now she’s known as Lilith, and with the memories of her erased from those she loved, it’s as if she never existed. As she seeks her new purpose, dreams of a sad, broken woman with raven hair--- a woman in a place more terrible than nightmares--- continue to haunt her.

Madeline is a fractured soul trapped in Hell after taking her own life. Lilith believes this stranger may be the key to shattering Lucifer’s hold over that frightful realm. But to find Madeline she’ll need a soul who knows the fetid hellscape. A Demon has been sent. But he must first brave the dark of Hell and survive the madness in himself.

While Lilith sets her daring game in motion, Lucifer plots a scheme that will determine the fate of all souls, both living and in death. Lilith must get to Madeline, fast. For if she fails, there will be no end to the darkness Lucifer will bring.


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The Girl in the Storm
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Seventeen-year old Genevieve Reidell loves to paint, and values her closest friends above all, but when a gunman terrorizes her high school, her near-reckless bravery sets her on a path that will change the entire course of her life. Her best friend is shot and dying but when Genevieve holds her, the bleeding stops and the wounds close. But when she tries to save another friend, she can’t. Overcome with guilt Genevieve struggles to understand.

But when a stranger arrives at her home with a mysterious book and an ominous warning, she learns about her destiny. Angels have protected her, but the time has come to unravel the mysteries that have haunted her for years. Genevieve must learn to harness and control her gifts and accept that whatever she does might not be enough. The Devil must be stopped, and Genevieve is ready to walk into the storm. She’s cheated death before, but can she save herself again without losing those she loves?


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Christopher Stanfield is a West Texas native whose love of writing began at the age of fourteen, when inspired by a love of mythology, science fiction and fantasy, he began writing stories by hand whenever the time could be spared. After high school and a brief flirtation with college, he would spend the next eighteen years cultivating a career in Information Security at a small community bank located in his own hometown. But even then, his love of writing endured, and while dreams of characters and stories continued to occupy his imagination, he found an outlet for that creative muse by creating advertising copy for his employer. Through challenges and distractions, hard choices and the rudimentary demands of life, the dream of telling stories never waned. It was and ever remains more than merely a career. With that in mind, he enrolled in the BA Creative Writing program at Southern New Hampshire University, with an eye towards honing his craft and expanding upon his knowledge of the industry so that he might one achieve his dream of becoming published.





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Release Blitz ~ The Townsbridge's Series - A Regency Romance Anthology by Sophie Barnes

 

 

A Regency Romance Anthology

Release Date: July 27, 2021



Join the Townsbridge siblings as they risk scandal in the name of love. As a bonus, find out how it all began in a special prequel featuring their parents.


If you love Regency romance, you’ll simply adore the Townsbridges…


Once Upon a Townsbridge Story

The time has come for George Townsbridge to marry. But how can he convince Margaret to give him a chance when he is rumored to be the exact sort of man she hopes to avoid?


When Love Leads to Scandal

When Charles Townsbridge meets a beguiling young woman in the park, he’s smitten. Unfortunately she’s his friend’s fiancée, so he knows she can never be his. Or can she?


Lady Abigail’s Perfect Match

James Townsbridge dislikes Lady Abigail, but circumstance forces the two into marriage. Now, as he gets to know her better, might he discover that his perception of her was wrong?


Falling for Mr. Townsbridge

When William Townsbridge returns from Portugal and meets his mother’s new cook, it’s just a matter of time before he loses his heart completely. But is a shared future possible?


A Duke for Miss Townsbridge

Sarah Townsbridge knows there’s something wrong with the duke next door, so she decides to save him. But is she prepared to fall for a man who has sworn off love forever?


An Unexpected Temptation

Athena Townsbridge ruined Robert Carlisle’s chance at marriage once. Will he keep holding a grudge when she tries to make amends, or will he start seeing her in a new light?



About the Author

Born in Denmark, USA TODAY bestselling author Sophie Barnes spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She's lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish, and Romanian. But, most impressive of all, she's been married to the same man three times—in three different countries and in three different dresses.

When she's not busy dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and, of course, reading.


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Release Blitz ~ The Matchmaker Bride by Ginny Baird

 

Today we have the release day blitz for The Matchmaker Bride by Ginny Baird! Check it out and be sure to get your copy of this sexy new romcom today!

Title: The Matchmaker Bride

Author: Ginny Baird

Genre: Romcom

About The Matchmaker Bride:

A delightful romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Ginny Baird...   Successful Boston matchmaker and television personality Meredith Galanes’s reputation is on the line. During a guest appearance on a morning talk show, she’s broadsided by questions about her own romantic attachments, just as she’s trying to secure a syndication deal. Afraid to admit her love life is a total disaster, Meredith blurts out that she’s seriously involved with a very special man—a boatbuilder in Maine. She never expects that small slip to get spun into a story about her supposed engagement.   Or that the paparazzi will track the guy down…   Derrick Albright is laid-back about many things. Being hounded by the press about some imaginary engagement to a woman he’s only met once—and couldn’t stand—isn’t one of them. Then Meredith actually shows up at his cabin in Blue Hill, Maine, with an apology, a pot roast, and a proposal—play along until she secures her TV deal, and she’ll help him win back his ex.   It’s a simple plan, but if they have any chance of pulling it off, they’ll have to survive each other first...   Each book in the Blue Hill Brides series is STANDALONE: * The Duplicate Bride * The Matchmaker Bride  

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Derrick had just finished making coffee when he heard a car door pop open. He set his mug down on the counter and scowled. Another reporter? Really? It had only been a couple hours since the last round had come through, though he’d been smart enough not to answer the door and eventually they left. Instead of fielding questions he had no answers to, he’d been busy googling Meredith, trying to track down her phone number. As soon as he got rid of whoever the straggler was, he’d give in and call Brent. Maybe his wife, Hope, would be able to get him Meredith’s number. He intended to call and demand some answers. What had the infuriating woman said? Or maybe it hadn’t been her at all? Maybe one of her unhinged fans had started this rumor. But how did he get roped into it? He yanked open his front door, prepared to do battle with the paparazzi. Then he froze at the sight of that cobalt blue convertible. Meredith Galanes stepped out onto his gravel drive and his heart lurched. He’d had to put up with the woman for an entire week during Brent’s wedding last summer, and had hoped to never see her again. Yet, here she was, up close and personal, teetering in his direction in towering sandals and a flouncy dress, with her long dark curls bouncing behind her. She held a large Crock-Pot in her hands, which she grasped with oven mitts. For an instant, it was hard to believe he was really seeing her and this wasn’t some kind of weird dream. About Meredith? Not a chance. “I can explain!” she said, traipsing toward his cabin. This he had to hear. “Can’t wait.” She approached his covered stoop, her spindly heels clack-clack-clacking against the flagstones hedged by flowering bushes. This was no dream. It was her, all right. In the flesh. And smelling like honeysuckle at the height of summer. Despite himself, he’d never forgotten her perfume, or, well... pretty much anything about her. “Want to tell me what’s going on?” She stared up at him with big, dark brown eyes and Derrick’s heart slammed against his chest. “It was a simple mistake.” “Simple? Your publicity posse was here not more than an hour ago.” “Ah, um...yeah. About that.” She peered over his shoulder and into his empty living room. “Can we talk inside?” “What are you even doing in Blue Hill?” he asked, not budging. She smiled and shot him a flirty grin. “I came here to surprise you.” Consider him surprised. And more than a little ticked off. What kind of nerve the woman had. “You’re not the first one today.” She winced. “I heard.” “And?” She shoved her Crock-Pot under his nose in a peace offering. A delectable aroma wafted toward him. For the love of all things edible, it smelled just like a pot roast. A very delicious pot roast. Derrick hadn’t enjoyed a homecooked meal in months. She pressed forward into his cabin and he inched back. “Hungry?” “No.” Derrick’s stomach betrayed him with a rumble. “Uh-huh. I brought this for dinner.” Dinner? What? “No, no, no...” he said. “You are no way—no how—staying—” But, before he could finish, she used one of her shoes as a lever and kicked the door shut.  

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NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Ginny Baird writes sweet contemporary romance with a dash of humor and a whole lot of heart. She is the author of the Blue Hill Brides Series: The Duplicate Bride (2020) and The Matchmaker Bride (2021) from Entangled Publishing and current and upcoming works from Hallmark Publishing: An Unforgettable Christmas (2019) and On Christmas Avenue (2021), as well as several independent titles including her newest multi-author novella collection: Beach Brides Message in a Bottle Boxed Set (2021). Visit Ginny's website to learn more about her and her books: www.ginnybairdromance.com.  

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Book Tour & Giveaway ~ Exhale - Hope, Healing, and A Life in Transplant by David Weill, MD

 


Hope, Healing, and a Life in Transplant

Medical Non Fiction

Date Published: 05-11-2021

Publisher: Post Hill Press


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Exhale is the riveting memoir of a top transplant doctor who rode the emotional rollercoaster of saving and losing lives—until it was time to step back and reassess his own life.


 

PROLOGUE

 

June 2016

Palo Alto, California

I“am writing to let you know that I’ll be leaving Stanford effective July 1.”

Send. No, not yet.

I studied the email again, reading and rereading what I had written in the middle of the previous night.

Sitting in my office at Stanford University on a bright Northern California morning, the sun was all the way up, and I would have given anything to be outside enjoying the beautiful morning. Maybe hiking in the Santa Cruz Mountains or riding my bike up the Pacific Coast Highway. But instead I was stuck inside, trying desperately to get an email out of my outbox.

I needed to pause for a moment, to decide for sure that this was what I wanted to do after all these years, all this effort, all the careful crafting of my career. I looked around at the photos on my desk—of my father and mother on their wedding day, my wife Jackie when we were first dating, and the baptism of my younger daughter, Ava. I looked at the poem my older daughter, Hannah, had written in Kindergarten about what it meant to have me as her dad.

I turned back to the computer screen, framed by the brilliant blue sky outside the window behind my desk. I will miss looking outside at the beauty that surrounded me on this campus, but not what surrounded me every day inside this building.  I took a slow sip from my stainless steel travel mug, inhaling the deep, sweet aroma of coffee and chicory.

“My decision to leave was difficult. I think our team has accomplished a great deal in the ten plus years I have been here. During my decade as Medical Director of the Lung Transplant program, I partnered with many of you to turn around a struggling program and increased the volume of transplants performed while achieving excellent outcomes.”

 Teamwork sprinkled in with self-congratulations. Excellent.  I rubbed my eyes that were dry and red from too little sleep and too much screen time. Okay, send it.

Not yet. I can’t. I want the words to be exactly right. Only one chance to get it the way I want it—to communicate my message to the people I worked with, both those who were in my corner and those who weren’t.

“By their very nature, decisions of this sort are multifaceted and are never about one single thing.”

No, this decision is about many things: frustration, burnout, disillusionment.

All passenger emotions—the unwelcome byproducts of leading one of the largest transplant programs in the country. For a bit longer than I should have. Longer than those close to me wanted me to.

I glanced at a picture of my family on the front step of our house, Jackie laughing at the camera, Ava in my lap, my arm tightly around Hannah.

Back to the screen. Focus, David.

“I am proud of what we accomplished together and hope from the deepest part of my heart that the important work that we do here will continue successfully.

Everyone needs a new challenge from time to time, and I am very excited to enter this new phase of my life and to the experiences that lie ahead for my family and me.”

Was I excited?  Mostly I am excited to get the hell out of here. It has been my crowning professional achievement, true enough. But the price was too high, the physical and emotional debt too costly. It was time for the pilot to eject himself.

But if I’m honest, I have no idea what lies ahead for me.

I read it again from the top. It struck the right tone—not snarky, not apologetic, but gracious, forward-looking. An optimistic turn of the face to a new dawn and toward the warmth of the sun.

Okay, send it then.

Not yet.

“Thank you for your hard work over the years. Our efforts at providing excellence on behalf of the very sick people who count on us have always been paramount. Nothing should get in the way of this vital mission.”

Nothing  should  get in the way, but plenty  did . Sometimes other people got in the way—sometimes I got in the way of myself, tripping over my own flaws.

 Send.

The ground below came up fast to meet me, and my only thought right then was , Will the parachute open?

 

David Weill is the former Director of the Center for Advanced Lung Disease and the Lung Transplant Program at Stanford. He is currently the Principal of Weill Consulting Group, which focuses on improving the delivery of transplant care.

Dr. Weill’s writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Salon, Newsweek, the Chicago Tribune, STAT, and the Washington Post. He also has been interviewed on CNN and by the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Wall Street Journal.

He lives with his wife and two daughters in New Orleans.

 

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Week Blitz & Giveaway ~ Dromfrangil by Cynthia McDonald

 

 

YA Fantasy

Date Published: 08-10-2021

Publisher: Cinnabar Moth



Though he doesn’t know it, Marcus Talent is special. Unfortunately for Marcus, he discovers this unexpectedly when he wakes up in an unfamiliar forest, has his prosthetic arm eaten by a horrifying monster, and then wakes up in his own bed, terrified and bleeding.

Marcus’s dad, Deacon, has answers. He heals Marcus’s new injuries, promising to answer all of Marcus’s questions about what happened the next day after school. But when Marcus gets home, he finds his dad missing and a ransom note appears out of a screaming hole in the sky. The only demand: travel again to get him back.

Helped by his human friends, Marcus sets out to find his dad in a world filled with creatures he couldn’t have imagined. Some of them are friendly. Some of them want to murder him. Or each other. They’re not picky. And everyone seems to know of his famous father, who has been hiding a lot more than an entire other world.


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Cynthia McDonald is the author of Life is a Terminal Illness and Drōmfrangil (Autumn 2021 from Cinnabar Moth Publishing) as well as a childhood memoir, two American history books, and the “I See Your Hearts” blog.

Cynthia was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1972. She spent her early adulthood raising two sons with her husband and then, after returning to college, enjoyed a fulfilling career as a Respiratory Therapist and a Respiratory Supervisor. This included several years of volunteer work on the Wisconsin state respiratory board, which concluded with a term as the President of the board.

She started writing in her forties, after the diagnosis of a low-grade cancerous brain tumor forced her to stop working outside of her home. Cynthia has also lived with disability throughout her adult life, as advancing degenerative disk disease and multiple surgeries have caused her to live with chronic pain and made it difficult for her to remain involved in activities outside of her home.

She and her husband recently moved to Oregon to be closer to her oldest son and his family, including her beloved grandson, whose toddler years are adding a lot of delight to her life! Her two German Shorthairs are also a big part of her family, as dogs always have been.


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Release Blitz ~ Red Rock Romance - Cat White Eagle and the Search for the Lost Tribe by Jane Colt

 

 

Cat White Eagle and the Search for the Lost Tribe

Erotic Romance

Release Date: July 27, 2021

Publisher:‎ Totally Bound Publishing



Cocheta ‘Cat’ White Eagle is a Native American archaeology grad student on a mission to prove the existence of her ancestral Lost Tribe. A vision tells her it’s somewhere high in the treacherous mountains of Sedona. The only problem is she’s afraid of heights! Trying to conquer her fear through pole dancing—of course—she attracts the attention of a bad boy Brit. He’s exciting, brilliant and sexy but totally off-limits. He’s her new professor, a hound, and if he recognizes her as the girl behind the mask of ‘The Contessa’, her career will be over before it begins.

Colin Tucker is a drop-dead-gorgeous Londoner who is rocketing to the top of his field. Alas, the sandy-haired, blue-eyed wunderkind has a weakness for sexy women—including the French Ambassador’s daughter, no less. Banished to the Colonies, he finds himself torn between the exotic stripper and his brilliant student. After being put to a sexy test, he gives his heart to Cat, his student. He pledges to help her in her search, they join forces and live hap—

But wait! Smugglers, deception and danger… Oh my! Colin breaks up with Cat to keep her safe, gets arrested for stealing artifacts and helps the thieves trying to thwart her quest.

Is that really how to win the girl?



About The Author

Jane Colt began writing romances to deal with the stress of a ‘day job’ that’s mainly about examining the various ways people treat one another badly. An incurable romantic, her stories give her hope that we really can live happily ever after—even if only in our imaginations. She writes erotic romances because, having been raised in a morally rigid home, she wants to encourage in her readers a healthier, ‘sex positive’ outlook. She especially wants her heroines to be as sexy and passionate as they desire. You can count on the fact that her couples end up in love and having great sex! … OK, maybe they have the sex first!

Her stories aim to be light-hearted, fun, upbeat—and sexy! No dark, brooding, broken, tortured guys who need fixing. Just great, handsome, smart, sexy, ‘real men’ whose only weakness is being unable to resist the women she pairs them with. Think Lifetime or Hallmark movies plus hot sex!

She’s lived on both coasts of the U.S., recently leaving the beaches of Los Angeles to return home to the glorious autumn foliage of western Massachusetts. Married, she and her spouse are happy to be the devoted servants of two adorable cats. She loves traveling. Favorite cities: San Francisco, Boston, Venice, London, London, London!

By the way, anyone who knows her would be shocked to learn she writes erotic romances. “Jane Colt” is a pen name. So, shhhhhh.


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