- OUT OF CENTERFIELDby L. MertzCover Reveal Date: April 1stRelease Day: April 6thCover Design: Justin Temporado at Get Ready, Get Set, EditPhoto Credit: Kruse Images & Photography: Models and BoudoirHosted by: Coast to Coast Book Besties BlogandFollow L. Mertz on Social Media…
- A new adult novel that perfectly captures the
existential angst of your early twenties with raw wit, fresh insight, and true
feeling from a critically adored USA TODAY bestselling author.Joshua Miles has spent
his early twenties spinning his wheels. Working dead-end jobs and living at
home has left him exhausted and uninspired, with little energy to pursue his
passion for graphic art. Until he meets Gemma Henare, a vivacious out-of-towner
from New Zealand. What begins as a one-night stand soon becomes a turning point
for Josh. He can’t get Gemma out of his head, even after she has left for home,
and finds himself throwing caution to the wind for the first time in his life.
It’s not long before Josh is headed to New Zealand with only a backpack, some
cash, and Gemma’s name to go on. But when he finally tracks her down, he finds
his adventure is only just beginning. Equally infatuated, Gemma leads him on a
whirlwind tour across the beautiful country, opening Josh up to life, lust,
love, and all the messy heartache in between. Because, when love drags you
somewhere, it might never let go—even when you know you have to say goodbye.BUY NOW!UK LINKSAUS/NZ LINKS
EXCERPT“Gemma,” I whisper softly. Before I know what I’m doing, I’m raising her palm to my lips and kissing along her scar. She smells so good, feels even better.She lets me do it for a moment then she awkwardly clears her throat.Don’t make me let go, I think. Please don’t make me let go.The rustle in the bushes is back again. Gemma jerks her hand away, as if we’re about to be caught by Nick the Peeping Tom, as if we’re doing something wrong.Are we doing something wrong?Suddenly the air around us fills with squeals, and the rustling increases. The nearest bush to us at the base of the yard, near the fence, starts to move back and forth.I stand up out of my chair to get a better look and see what looks to be little creatures waddling out of the bushes and heading for the side of the house. Once they hit a patch of light coming from the house, I can see what they are.Little blue penguins.“What the fuck?” I say softly, feeling like my mind has just imploded. “What the hell are those?”“Little blue penguins,” she says proudly.I turn to her in disbelief. “Are you serious?” I thought I was making that up. In my head.She nods. “Yup. Little blue penguins.”And she’s right. They’re about a foot high, miniature versions of the ones I’ve seen on TV, and they’re entirely blue in color. I thought it was just the darkness playing tricks on me but no, once they hit the light, you can see the color on their oily feathers.“I don’t get it,” I say, watching as the last of their group quickly scampers out of sight. That might have been the cutest and weirdest thing I have ever seen.“You never head of them?” she asks. “They probably have a burrow under the house. It’s actually quite common for beach houses.”“Look, I wasn’t lying when I said I didn’t do a whole lot of research about the country.”“I can see that,” she says. “Well, how about that, then.”“How about that,” I say, sitting back down. The penguins’ magical appearance has somehow taken Gemma’s heartbreaking story to another place, and she’s quick to jump on the transition. She tells me all about the interesting birdlife in New Zealand, from yellow-eyed penguins on the Otago Peninsula down south, to the Kea—cheeky green parrots that live in the snow-covered Alps. She’s animated as she tells me all she knows, and I absorb it like a sponge.I drink my beer and she goes back to drinking hers, and before Nick, Amber, and the Irish show up all sloshed, she’s painted a beautiful picture of what’s to come. I can only hope I’ll continue to be part of the picture.Don’t miss Karina’s next book, RACING THE SUN, on sale July 28th!With her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term “Hybrid Author.” Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she’s a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA…whenever possible.Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiancé and rescue pup.
We are so excited to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s, also known as J. Lynn’s, FALL WITH ME!! FALL WITH ME is a New Adult Contemporary Romance and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wait For You Series, published by Avon Romance. We love this series and can’t wait to start reading Roxy and Reece’s story!
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FALL WITH MESynopsisEleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She’s been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She’s sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice.
Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already.
But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn’t believe him, he’s not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including himself. He’s already messed up more than once when it comes to Roxy and he’s not going to let history repeat itself.EXCERPTSomeone—was it
Melvin?—catcalled as Reece led me down the hall, and my cheeks flushed. “Okay,
heman, I can walk all by my little self.”He cast a look
over his shoulder at me as he opened the office door. “I’m sure you can.”Then he pulled
me inside.My gaze flipped
to the roses—the roses!—but before I could say a word, he closed the door and
my back was pressed against it, his hands planted on either side of my head and
his face right in mine. Like right there, within kissing distance.Wow.“So, I was at my
father’s place in New Jersey most of the day, and you know, he lives out near
the Pine Barrens, so service is shit.”I nodded even
though I really wasn’t processing what he was saying as I was too busy staring
at his mouth. Those lips, fuller on the bottom, drove me to distraction.“I pull out of
his driveway and I have all these messages from Dennis,” he continued, and I
finally caught on to what he was talking about. “I honestly thought he was
messing with me at first.”I cringed. “He .
. . um, he wasn’t.”He shot me a
bland look. “That much I figured out.” His hands slid on the door, stopping
just shy of touching my shoulders. “What did he do to you?”“What?” I
blinked.“What did that
bastard do to make you throw a book through his windshield?”Oh. Oh. My heart was now wiggling along with
my stomach. “He really didn’t do anything. I just lost my cool. He wanted to
talk to me, and I didn’t want to talk to him.”“You don’t have
to talk to him.”“That’s what
Dennis said, but I shouldn’t have damaged his car.”A muscle flexed
along his right jaw. “That’s true.” He shook his head. “Damn, Roxy, can’t say
I’m surprised.”My brows flew
up. “You’re not?”He laughed under
his breath. “Babe, you’ve always had a hell of a temper on you.”Ah, that was
kind of true. “Is that a good thing or a bad thing?”Reece cocked his
head to the side. “A sexy thing, but vandalism and destruction of property
doesn’t look good on you, sweets.”“No. It doesn’t
match my manicure.” I raised my hands, flashing him the blue nails.He laughed again
and then he sobered up, just like that. Cop Face was on, and yeah . . . the low
coiling in my stomach told me I found Cop Face arousing. “You’re lucky. He
could’ve pressed charges, and this conversation would be going in a whole
different direction.”My own half
smile slipped off my face. “I know. It’s . . . I was just with Charlie, and
he’s . . .” Unable to continue, I forced a casual shrug I didn’t feel. “What
are you going to do with me?”His lips parted
as his chest rose with a deep breath, then his gaze dropped to my mouth, and
his expression tightened. He looked . . . he looked hungry. “I have lots of
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
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- Falling in love was the easy part…
For Talon Carver, the commanding and charismatic lead singer of the rock band 69 Bottles, life has never been better—or worse. His heart’s at a full 11 for Addison Beltrand, his feisty PR rep. But admitting it was a much different tune. The dilemma’s even more complicated when adding his other lover to the mix: Kyle Black, the band’s handsome, sweet and sexy manager.
Why ruin a good thing, right? Things are pretty damn perfect for the trio—in and out of bed. But just when they find their best rhythm with each other, a rocky night in Minneapolis forces all three to reexamine their feelings—and take their relationship to new levels.
But can love be enough?
The band’s soaring popularity, along with the pressures of maintaining an unconventional relationship on a high-profile rock tour, start to take their toll. When Addison starts to fall apart, Talon and Kyle must come to terms with how important she is to them both.
Can Addison find the strength to be their glue once more?
What happens when the world goes on…but yours suddenly stops?
When everything looks like it’s going to fall apart? Is love enough to bring Talon, Kyle, and Addison back to each other’s arms…and with it, the magic that true redemption can bring?
Sexy, naked, bisexual rock stars…and a lot more…
This book contains, but is not limited to the following sexual content – reader discretion is advised – hot sex between two men and one woman. M/M/F, M/F/M, M/F, F/M and M/M sexual content. There are no boundaries when these three crash together, as long as you’re over 18 years of age.
** 69 BOTTLES SERIES **CLAIMING ADDISON (BOOK 1)CRAVING TALON (69 BOTTLES #2)
Best Selling Erotic, Paranormal and Contemporary Romance author Zoey Derrick comes from Glendale, Arizona. Zoey, was a mortgage underwriter by day and is now a romance and erotica novelist full-time. She writes stories as hot as the desert sun itself. It is this passion that drips off of her work, bringing excitement to anyone who enjoys a good and sensual love story.
Not only does she aim to take her readers on an erotic dance that lasts the night, it allows her to empty her mind of stories we all wish were true. Her stories are hopeful yet true to life, skillfully avoiding melodrama and the unrealistic, bringing her gripping Erotica only closer to the heart of those that dare dipping into it.
The intimacy of her fantasies that she shares with her readers is thrilling and encouraging, climactic yet full of suspense. She is a loving mistress, up for anything, of which any reader is doomed to return to again and again