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    10 is the Lucky Number

    Happy Release Carrie Aarons!!  The Tenth Girl is LIVE!!

    Carrie Aarons takes hits you in the feels and takes you back to the High School Glory Days with her latest release,  The Tenth Girl.  The release has the perfect amount of high school angst and hot chemistry mixed in with problems, issues and situations adults deal with daily.

     Cain and Harper, high school seniors who have always been the adults in their households for their own unique respective reasons, remind you what it is like to be finding yourself at a crucial age in life and help you remember what it like to love for the first time. You must check this out to see how the Good Girl tames the Bad Boy in a sleepy Texas town you are sure to fall in love with.

    Title: The Tenth Girl
    Author: Carrie Aarons
    Genre: New Adult/Young Adult
    Release Date: September 9, 2018
    Blurb

    Never play a game
    you can’t win.

    For Cain Kent, that rule is golden. Losing is not in his vocabulary, and up until
    now, everything has come easy. Football, school, girls … his charm-laced ego
    may just be bigger than Texas itself.

    The competition he started freshman year with his friends, to make ten notches
    each in their bedposts by graduation day, is practically in the bag. One more
    to go, and then it’s off to college fame and eventually, the big time.
    Attachments aren’t something he wants to form, but when the quiet new girl
    challenges him in front of his classmates, his curiosity is peaked. She would
    be the perfect final score, and what fun to break her in the process.

    Too bad Harper Posy has no intention of being just another warm body,
    especially to the bad boy quarterback. Even if he does quote Forster and Huxley
    when no one is listening. An aspiring author herself, Cain and his hidden soft
    side are dangerous to her heart. She’s seen men ruin her mother’s dreams time
    and again, and she’s determined to fly far away as soon as she has that diploma
    in her fist.

    But as the school year’s end looms closer, both realize they didn’t quite
    understand the rules to begin with. Is winning a dirty bet worth the gamble
    when the stakes, or the other’s heart in this case, are so high?

    Harper is the one girl who isn’t up for playing games. And she just might make
    Cain lose. Everything.

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    Author Bio

    Author of romance novels such as Red Card and Privileged,
    Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic.
    A former journalist, she prefers the stories she dreams up, and the yoga pant
    dress code, much better.
    When she isn’t writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate
    relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the
    suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, daughter and dog.

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    Happy Cover Reveal Charity Ferrell – Just Exes

     

     

    Title: Just Exes
    Series: Blue Beech #3
    Author: Charity Ferrell
    Genre: New Adult Romance
    Cover Design: Charity Ferrell
     Release Date: August 30, 2018
    Blurb

     

    Lauren
    Running into an ex you haven’t seen in nearly a decade is never a good
    time. 
    Running into your ex while he’s arresting you is humiliating. 
    The handcuffs close around my fists at the same time he promises to
    hate me until he takes his last breath.
    I can’t blame him. He pleaded for me not to walk away.  He doesn’t know leaving him broke my heart as
    much as it did his. 
    It wasn’t for me. Rather, it was for someone else. 
    Gage
    I skipped town after Hurricane Lauren obliterated my heart. 
    Coming home was a hard choice to make. Arresting her isn’t. 
    She has no idea of the demons I carry with me now. No idea that I’m a
    new man.
    Two women ruined me. 
    One I gave my heart to. 
    The other punished me for it.

     

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    Author Bio
    Charity Ferrell resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew
    up riding her bicycle to her library and reading anything she could get her
    hands on. Angst is her happy place, and she loves writing about flawed people
    finding love. She loves the basics—books, shoes, and online shopping.
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    Keep it Close to the Heart

    Casey Diam takes you on the journey of friendship to fire with Jordan and Brandon. Both have a past that’s scarred them and they each need the other to move on, they just don’t know it yet. Fall head over heels with the Pilot Playboy and Fashionista who are determined to remain just friends and fail. Diam delivers well thought out and developed characters and a charming, deep story line. Keep it close to the heart and check this one out.

    Title: Keeping Her Close
    Author: Casey Diam
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    Release Date: August 14, 2018
    Blurb

    When a heart is broken, it withdraws, shielding itself
    from further pain, but also from further life.

    Brandon Kuvat gave up on love ten years ago—the year he was set to
    become a dad. A wealthy playboy pilot, he still sees plenty of action, but he’s
    not the man he once was. Or the man he wishes he could be. The first time he
    encounters Jordan, he knows immediately she is different. He also knows hurting
    her is inevitable. Still, he can’t stay away, even if it means he’ll have to
    settle for a friendship—but only for as long as that can last.

    Wounded by a disastrous relationship, Jordan Artesian has put
    her whole focus on work, nurturing her dreams of owning her own fashion line.
    But though her creativity blooms, the rest of her is still frozen, that is,
    until Brandon charms his way into her life. He’s irritating, but
    somehow…intriguing. She hates that she finds his charming and challenging
    ways attractive. He isn’t supposed to make her feel things she’s given up on
    feeling.

    For these two, friendship will never be enough—not when she’s what he needs to
    heal, and he’s what she needs to feel again. But can they find their way down
    the path of friendship to truly love and trust one another, or will they only
    destroy each other’s hearts all over again?

     

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    Excerpt
    He handed her a glass and clicked his to hers. “To happiness and beautiful people.”
    “And official first dates,” she added.
    When she finished her glass before him, he poured her another.
    “Is there a drinking contest I don’t know about?” he asked.
    “No. I need it. I just remembered where we’re going, and I need to relax.” She frowned as
    she remembered her dates with Todd. They were always awkward. She was always
    the outsider with his smart lawyer friends, and tonight would be the same with
    Brandon. She wouldn’t know anyone. This was Brandon’s lifestyle and friends,
    and she was just an accessory.
    “You shouldn’t be nervous. You’re with me,” he soothed, taking her free hand in his.
    His touch warmed her body. “It’ll be fun. I promise.” He kissed the back of her
    hand, causing her lower abdomen to flutter at the softness of his lips.
    No, don’t do that, a small voice in her head squeaked. Tension spread out from his hand still
    connected with hers.
    She swallowed champagne until a nice buzz settled over her. To letting go
    and starting over,
     she mentally toasted. Taking a deep breath, she
    relaxed into her seat and closed her eyes. “I feel it now. You need to get on
    my level.”
    He chuckled. “Oh, really? And which level are you on?”
    “Mmm, about level three and a half. Maybe four.”
    He laughed. “I’ll be there with you in a few.” He released her hand, picked up the bottle
    of champagne, and started to chug it. But then he stopped. “On a second
    thought, I shouldn’t.”
    “Why not?”
    “Because I can’t be tipsy and alone with you in that dress in here. I’m already too tempted as it is.” 

     

     

    Author Bio
    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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    Remember Love

    Darcy doesn’t want to remember getting stood up, she doesn’t want to remember the first boy that made her heart skip a beat, she doesn’t want to forget the fact that Derrick broke her heart, she doesn’t know why. Moving on without knowing makes it so easy to keep her anger at the forefront, what happens when she learns that everything is not as it seems. It’s not as easy to keep Derrick at arms length when she finds out he had reason and that he still makes her heart skip. Enjoy this second chance romance that doesn’t skimp on the sweet or heat.

    Title: Remember That Night
    Series: A Taking Chance Novel
    Author: Katrina Marie
    Genre: Sweet New Adult Contemporary Romance
    Release Date: August 14, 2018 
    Darcy Quinn doesn’t do sloppy seconds—even if they are her own. She has reinvented herself just in time for college and is determined show the world she is stronger than ever so no one can hurt her again…especially Derrick Rhodes.
    For as long as he can remember, Derrick’s only wanted two things: to play college ball and to be Darcy’s man. This all came to a crashing halt a year ago. He lost his future and his girl. Now he’ll stop at nothing to make the team and win Darcy back for good.
    Can the two of them find a way to overcome the past and become the people they have always wanted to be? Will Darcy take a chance on loving again?
    The mirror in the bathroom is foggy from the shower. The towel leaving streaks across the glass as I wipe it to see my reflection. Blonde hair in stringy wet tendrils, eyes wide with nerves and excitement.

    The Fall semester starts in a week, and this is the last time I will be able to see him. I wasn’t looking for a relationship over the summer. But he charmed me and made me laugh. I thought it was going to be just a fling. One last hoorah before I started over in a new town. Not that I had any sort of relationship prior to him. Nobody goes for the geeky, quiet girl.

    I blow dry my hair, trying to decide what I’m going to wear tonight. A pink sundress hangs over my door, but I don’t think I want to wear it anymore. I want tonight to be special…for both of us.

    As soon as I shut the blow dryer off, I walk into my room and head straight for the walk-in closet. It’s not huge, but it’s a decent size. I don’t have enough clothes to fill it. On the right side, my fandom t-shirts hang in all their glory. Everything from Harry Potter to the Walking Dead. Jeans line the shelves below them. On the left, and the emptiest area of my closet, hang the very few dresses I own. Aside from the dress hanging on my bathroom door.

    I slide the hangers to the side, searching for the perfect dress. Too plain. Too blah. Pushing over three more dresses, I find the perfect one. It’s the one thing all girls have in their closets. The little black dress. The last time I wore mine was during my induction into the honor society.

    The floor is littered with sneakers, Vans, and Converse. I know there are a few pairs of heels in here somewhere. I shuffle through the shoes, throwing them aside. It looks like a minefield in here. Finally, I find the black heels I’m looking for. Inspecting them, I’m not that crazy about wearing them. But, they are the only pair I have so they will have to work.

    Shoes in one hand, I use the other to pull the dress off the hanger and place them on my bed. My curling iron is plugged in and heating up. I open my makeup case and study the few contents in there. Mascara, lip gloss, and eyeshadows in neutral colors.

    I don’t bother with the eyeshadow or lip gloss. Instead I sweep the mascara onto my lashes, then go to Mom’s bathroom. She has so much makeup. I don’t even know what half of it is, but I spot a tube of lipstick and grab it before heading back to my room.

    The curling iron slides to the bottom of my hair easily. Forming small waves at the ends, just enough to give my hair a little bit of bounce. I open the tube of lipstick. It’s bright red. I’ve never worn this color before, and I’m not sure I can pull it off, but I put it on anyway.

    The girl looking back at me in the mirror is not the one I was before getting ready. The bright lipstick makes me feel more mature and confident. Like I can conquer the world.

    Rushing down the hall, I call out, “Mom, Dad. I’m going out, I’ll be back later.”

    “Okay, honey,” Mom says from the kitchen. “Be careful.”

    “I will.” That’s the thing about being the good, nerdy girl. Your parents don’t even bother asking where you’re going. They just assume it’s to meet up with friends from various school clubs. I’ve never even had a curfew.

    Grabbing my keys, I walk out the door, and practically sprint to my car. Ready to see the guy that’s stolen my heart.

    ***

    It’s ten ‘til seven when I pull up to the restaurant. This place is packed. How are we even going to get a seat?

    After parking the car, I take one last look in the visor mirror, making sure my lipstick hasn’t smudged. There’s a bench right outside the restaurant and I take a seat to wait.

    Twenty minutes later I still haven’t gotten a response. Maybe he’s stuck in traffic or can’t find his keys. I text him, hoping he’ll answer.

    Darcy: Are you almost here?

    Another ten minutes go by, then thirty, and still no response. Tears are welling up in my eyes, but I refuse to let them fall. I can’t believe he stood me up. He’s always been early. I don’t understand. Was he just playing me?

    Barely containing my sadness, I march to my car, unlock the door, and slide into my seat. The second the door is closed, I let my sobs free. Let all the emotion welling up inside me find their way out through the hot, salty tears streaming down my face.

    Another half hour has passed before the tears begin to slow, and anger takes control. I was so stupid to think someone like him would ever want someone like me. He’s attractive, athletic, and the complete opposite of who I am. The shy, meek girl. The one nobody truly sees.

    With a new resolve, I put the key in the ignition and start my car. I leave for Hilltown University next weekend. It’s time for a change. I will not be the girl everyone sees through. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going to be a party animal either. But, it’s time for my nerdy ways to hit the road.

    Never again will I let someone make me feel the way I feel tonight. He may have broken my naïve heart by not showing up, but he is also the catalyst to a new and improved version of me.

    Katrina Marie lives in the Dallas area with her husband, two children, and fur baby. She is a lover of all things geeky and Gryffindor for life. When she’s not writing you can find her at her children’s sporting events, or curled up reading a book.

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