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早早 BLOG TOUR 早早 NEW RELEASE 早早Sealed with a Kiss by Erin Nicholas, Boys of the Bayou Gone Wild #4 早早

Whats a girl to do when her celebrity crush needs her to be his fake girlfriend?

Sealed With a Kiss, an all-new romantic comedy filled with heated chemistry from New York Times bestselling author Erin Nicholas is available now!

Keep her damned feelings to herself, of course.
Child TV star turned adult wallflower Naomi LeClaire has vowed never to return to the spotlight.
But when shes stuck in a storm with Donovan Foster, the hot, charming, wild-life rescuing internet sensation, and she finally gives in and kisses him…and a few articles of clothing end up on the floor…suddenly her simple, quiet life is tossed upside down.

Especially after the paparazzi catches a heat-of-the-moment kiss. Now everyone assumes she’s his girlfriend and, when she realizes thats the best way to keep Donovan out of trouble, Naomi agrees to play along. Even though it puts her center stage with her private life in very public view. Again.

Theyre a whirlwind of opposites-attract chemistry the fans love, but they’ll surely blow over faster than a Gulf Coast hurricane. As long as they can keep straight what’s real and what’s just a once-in-a-lifetime fantasy.

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Erin Nicholas has been writing romances almost as long as shes been reading them. To date, shes written over thirty sexy, contemporary novels that have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy, and fun. She adores reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines, and happily ever afters.
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BLOG TOUR潃儭潃儭NEW SMARTYPANTS ROMANCE RELEASE潃儭潃儭BEFORE AND AFTER YOU by HOPE ELLIS潃儭潃儭

Before and After You, an all-new heartfelt small town romance from Hope Ellis, is LIVE in Kindle Unlimited! 

Leigh DAlessandro is a fighter. She fought to escape her dysfunctional family, to end a soul-killing marriage, and to build a new life in a small Tennessee town.  When the fate of the community hospital she works for is threatened, shes primed and ready for battle. What she cant fight any longer is her unshakable attraction to her best friends brother, who has a notorious reputation and triggers all her worst fears about trust and betrayal.

Walker Leffersbee is a lover. At least thats the reputation hes built in his hometown. Scion of a prosperous Tennessee banking family, hes a known ladies man and a confirmed bachelor. His hands are full as he juggles competing demands from his familys bank and his growing property renovation business. The last thing he needs is to give in to his long-standing craving for his sisters headstrong and hot-tempered best friend. Especially because shes the only one who knows the secret that threatens to upend his life.

When a home renovation project brings them too close for comfort, they both struggle to withstand the growing heat. As they grow closer helping each other navigate family minefields, Walker learns that love is not a four-letter word, and Leigh realizes that some battles are meant to be lost. 

But Walkers secret is the one thing that could keep them apart, unless they both decide to fight for the love they never looked for but now cant live without.

Before and After You is a contemporary romance and can be read as a standalone. Book #2 in the Leffersbee series, Green Valley Chronicles, Penny Reid Book Universe.

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I stopped in my tracks, my breath catching in my throat.

Walker Leffersbee.

Damn it.

Indecision glued my feet to the floor, halting my progress as I stared at his frozen profile. I briefly considered turning the opposite way and retracing the same route Id used coming down.

It wasnt that I didnt want to see him.

That wasnt the case.

Well, not exactly.

But there were several reasons why his sudden appearance was damned inconvenient.

First, Walker was the older brother of my best friend in the world, Zora Leffersbee. But I didnt consider Walker to be my brother, not by any stretch of the imagination. Through all the years wed known each other, our relationship had continually evolved. He was as supportive of me as he was of Zora. But we both knew he didnt think of me as a sister.

 Which led to the second problem.

Walker Leffersbee was sexy. Sexy as hell. The kind of sexy that always took my brain captive with the grimy bass line of a 90s R&B song and thickened my blood for the heat of inevitable battle. We were always locked in some kind of mental combat, our traded barbs and jabs never quite masking the powerful current of attraction between us. He would have been easy to ignore if my attraction to him were based solely on his physicality. Id bounced on more than one pretty man in my day and managed to keep my brain cells unscrambled. But he was hot as hell with all those intriguing layers. Damn it. I didnt have brain space to deal with Walker right now.

Leigh?

I stiffened, surfacing from my thoughts. Walker straightened and ambled closer. He moved with the lumbering grace exclusive to big men, a very slight bowleggedness lending his walk a kind of deliberate, sexy swagger. Advancing, he squinted slightly as if trying to make me out in the muted lighting of the hospitals basement floor. He stopped only three feet away from me.

I disciplined my eyes, sternly instructed them away from the just-right fit of Walkers huge shoulders in his white broadcloth shirt. I did not allow my eyes to notice how the tip of his conservative navy tie arrowed the path to his tapered waist and the slightest imprint of powerful thighs just visible in his dark slacks. I refused to dwell on how beautifully his perfectly sculpted dark goatee contrasted with the deep mahogany of his skin.

My fingers clenched against the empty wish for a cigarette.

He wasnt nearly as circumspect, making no effort to disguise the frank assessment in the gaze that slowly crawled upwards from my clogs in slow degrees. I didnt miss the banked heat in his eyes when his stare finally met mine.

Golden Boy, I said, feeling a perverse pleasure at having launched the opening salvo and earning the answering curl at the corner of his lip. He hated that name, I knew. Hated it whenever I reminded of him of who he was. Son of the richest man in the county, heir apparent to a growing banking empire in Tennessee. Why this bothered him, Id never know. It was hardly a secret, not with him and his father on billboards advertising his familys bank around Knoxville and Nashville. But that didnt make it any less fun to pick at him.

Umbridge.

I feigned surprise. What, have you exhausted all the Disney villains? Were into the Harry Potter lexicon now?

His answering smile was sharp and wicked. You know, there are just so many names for the devil. I dont think Ill ever come up empty-handed when it comes to you.

Good to know. What are you doing here? I flicked a pointed glance at the doorway to Radiology hed evidently just come through, and I noticed the orange paper had somehow disappeared into his pocket by the time he greeted me.

And cue the third complication.

Walker Leffersbee and I shared a secret, and seeing him here had just made it much more, well, complicated.

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NEW SMARTYPANTS ROMANCE RELEASE HOPELESSLY DEVOTED by PIPER SHELDON 

Hopelessly Devoted, an all new forced proximity MM novella from Piper Sheldon, is LIVE in Kindle Unlimited!  

Skip has one goal: retrieve his romantically reckless best friend from Green Valley, Tennessee and get back to their normal life. Then Skip meets Jack. The handsome and caring stranger is just another distraction from his careful plans. 

Jack has dealt with more than his fair share of troubled men and is done with letting his guard down. When he meets walking red flag, Skip, he knows he should run the opposite direction and ignore their chaotic attraction.  

Only, fate seems to have other plans when they are stuck on a camping trip together. Jack and Skip are convinced they can put their attraction aside and focus on helping their friends. 

One quick trip, one shared tent, what could possibly go wrong? 

Hopelessly Devoted is a contemporary romance novella and can be read as a standalone. Book #3.5 in the Scorned Womens Society series, Green Valley Chronicles, Penny Reid Book Universe. 

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Stop looking at me like that. His intimidating grumble was lost on his fuzzy bedhead.

Like what?

Like you think Im adorable.

I shrugged innocently.

He was adorable. I didnt want to think about how nice it felt to have him drowsing on my shoulder. I wouldnt let myself think about that. Nope.

I didnt sleep well, he said.

Another bump caused his phone to fall to the floor. As he bent to pick it up, some cards in his back pocket slid out. I grabbed them and quickly examined the notes.

What are these? I asked as I read.

Some were just bullet points that said things like Build a fire or simple trap. Another had the list of all the guys on the bus. He had prepped for this trip.

Nothing. He reached to snag the cards from me but I pulled them away from him, blocking him with one arm as I read.

You did research, I said and then titled my head to read, Why is this one about dabbing crossed out?

He shook his head, his cheeks were bright red.

You looked up all the kids coming? I looked at him now that he stopped struggling.

He looked around and whispered, Ford gave me the roster. I thought I should at least know their names.

Despite my very logical mathematician brain, my heart pitter-pattered dangerously in my chest.

Youre doing it again, he grumbled.

What?

Looking at me like Im a fluffy bunny you want to take home and feed carrots to.

My cough of laughter surprised us both. He smiled at his clenched hands.

This is very thoughtful, I said earnestly.

He scratched the back of his neck and shrugged. Every time he did that, I considered it an invitation to check out his body.

Its important to me that I dont mess this up, he whispered.

 You wont. Just the fact that you made any effort at all means something.

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Piper Sheldon writes Contemporary Romance and Paranormal Romance. Her books are a little funny, a lotta romantic, and with just a little twist of something more. She lives with her husband, toddler, and two needy dogs at home in the desert Southwest. She finds writing bios in the third person an extreme sport of awkwardness.

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BOOK REVIEW NEW SMARTYPANTS ROMANCE RELEASE Love in a Pickle by L.B. Dunbar

Love in a Pickle, an all-new standalone contemporary romance from L.B. Dunbar, is LIVE in Kindle Unlimited! 

I’ve read all three of the Winter’s Sisters books, and Love in a Pickle is the best by far. If you’ve read any other Penny Reid books that take place in Green Valley, then you’ve heard of Scotia Simmons and you probably don’t like her! In this book, we find out why she seems so unlikable, and it’s a fascinating story! I liked Chester Chesterfield/Big Poppy/Chet. He was gruff and sexy, and complex. I liked their relationship, and the way they told each other “I like you like this.” There’s an interesting subplot that seems a little predictable but it adds a nice layer to the storyline.

The best thing about an LB Dunbar book is that the characters are both “of a certain age.” I am her target audience and I’m getting to the point where I can’t relate to characters in books if they’re in their 20s, because I have kids that age. 30s is a little better for me, but LB Dunbar’s characters are usually 40+ and I LOVE IT. If you haven’t read any of her other non-Smartypants Romance books, and you’re a fan of a Silver Fox, I’d highly recommend it.

When a mysterious silver fox becomes intrigued with this small towns most disliked society woman, he finds shes more than a little trouble and possibly a whole lot of heart.

Scotia Simmons. The name says it allornery, judgmental, meanbut underneath a woman like that is typically a shattered heart. Locked within her secrets, this fried pickle princess has used her unkindness as a shield of protection against the loneliness. However, menopause and a one-night stand can change a womans perspective on things. Who knew it would take a man the likes of him to push her strong will to its limits?

Chester Chesterfield. The name has more than one meaninggenerous, quiet, privatebut within one man is a multitude of personas. The gruff oil mogul has a wounded heart (and a big secret) that holds him hostage from the man hes meant to be. His past defined him, or so he thought. He never imagined itd take a woman like her to push him over his carefully constructed edges and show him love has no boundaries.

When youre in a pickle, its time to relish whator rather whostands before you and accept that even over forty, a second chance at love can be a big dill (every pun intended).

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I give Chester a five-second head start before I follow him. My heart bleeds for him after hearing the story hes told me. This big, beautiful manhis heartbreak is so huge.

We move away from the crackle and snap of the fire and into silent darkness. The loud crunch of my wellies on gravel echoes in the night. My sisters farm has been restored now that she owns it outright and shares the land with Jedd. Hes built a horse barn on the property, and Chester stalks in the direction of the structure.

I want him to talk to me, but he continues to walk faster without looking back. With his long legs, hes put quite a distance between us. He detours into the barn as Id suspected. Once I enter, he seems to have disappeared inside the dark building. Despite a dim light illuminating the passageway, Ive lost him.

I know youre in here, I call out as if were children playing a game of hide-and-seek. Perhaps we are, as it seems we share bits and pieces of ourselves with one another, hiding truths, and then seeking full disclosure. Were . . . curious . . . about each other, or at least, I am about him. I want to know more about him. And Im not letting him walk away after the bomb he just dropped.

I pause before a horse stall. The heavy breath of Lucky One steams into the cold passageway. Jedd breeds and trains horses for the rodeo. Its a process I dont pretend to understand, not being much of an animal lover myself, but it makes him happy. Jedds happiness makes Beverly ecstatic, which is something she rightfully deserves after all shes been through.

I think about Chester. His best friend, Davis, and his wife, Harper, lost their lives in a house fire, leaving behind three beautiful boys. Chester is now their guardian and an excellent provider for them. For a moment, I wonder why he doesnt live with them. Why does he live in a bus just over the border instead of the valley? I suppose the locale might have something to do with his ownership of The Fugitive, but then again, his Chesterfield Oil offices are said to be in Knoxville. Theres a hefty distance between the locations with Green Valley in the middle.

Id reach up to pet the horse, but Im afraid hell bite me. Jedd likes to call him a mean sonofabitch, yet surprisingly, the animal has a soft spot for Beverly. While Beverly loves animals, Naomi loves the woods, which reminds me of her Samhain ritual later tonight. Im doing my part to keep up the sisterhood rejuvenation plan, and after what Ive learned about Chesters friends, I take a moment to recognize Im blessed that my sisters are still with me. Ive missed them. Were very different people as adults, and in many ways, it should make us more incompatible than ever, but theres something about blood I cant deny. My sisters are the truest people I have in my life next to my daughter, who I havent spoken to in a week.

After a few minutes, I decide Im not going to find Chester in the dimly lit barn and give up on the hope of him speaking further to me. I turn toward the entrance and pause when I see him blocking my exit.

Why did you follow me? His low, gruff tone startles me, and we stare at one another for a minute.

Because I dont want you hurting. That was a lot you shared, and I just want to be sure youre

Im cut off from more words as he closes the distance between us in three broad steps and crushes his mouth to mine. His hands firmly cup my face. He kisses me as though he cant get close enough. Our mouths nip and suck, devouring one another, reminding me how Ive never been thoroughly kissed. Never like this. 

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L.B. Dunbar has an overactive imagination. To her benefit, such creativity has led to over thirty romance novels, including those offering a second chance at love over 40. Her signature works include the #sexysilverfoxes collection of mature males and feisty vixens ready for romance in their prime years. Shes also written stories of small-town romance (Heart Collection), rockstar mayhem (The Legendary Rock Stars Series), and a twist on intrigue and redemption (Redemption Island Duet). Shes had several alter egos including elda lore, a writer of romantic magical realism through mythological retellings (Modern Descendants). In another life, she wanted to be an anthropologist and journalist. Instead, she was a middle school language arts teacher. The greatest story in her life is with the one and only, and their four grown children. Learn more about L.B. Dunbar by joining her reader group on Facebook (Loving L.B.) or subscribing to her newsletter (Love Notes).

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休代EW RELEASE 以OTSHOT AND HOSPITALITY by Nora Everly BLOG TOUR休

Hotshot and Hospitality, an all new charming friends to lovers small town romance from Nora Everly, is LIVE in Kindle Unlimited! 

潃儭潃儭BOOK REVIEW 3.5 Stars This is a fun series and I really enjoyed the other books. Sadly, this one was a disappointment. I usually love Best Friends to Lovers stories. But there was zero chemistry between Garrett and Molly. Plus, she was so afraid of discussing her feelings, she would run away the moment anyone tried to talk about emotions. It got old quick. Im hoping the next book is about Sadie and Barrett, and that its better than this one.潃儭潃儭

Molly Cooper is through with men. She means it this time.

Being stood up and humiliated was the last straw.

But after her all grown up and smokin hot childhood bestie kissed her to help her save face, shes left wondering if it was the tequila or his lips that gave her all the feels.

Garrett Monroe had no intention of falling for his childhood best friend.

Unfortunately, one unplanned kiss in a bar was all it took for him to stumble. 

Now hes stuck with a crush that wont quit on the most stubborn woman hes ever known.

Soon enough theyre overwhelmed by out-of-control feelings, one match making momma, and two tight knit families who think theyre dating when theyre not.

Or are they?

Nothing stays secret in Green Valley, Tennessee.

Can Molly and Garrett navigate the nosy waters and fall for each other in private?

Or will secrets sink their friendship instead? 

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Hey, Garrett, I returned with haphazard enthusiasm after he made it to the circle booth and nudged me over with his hip. Garrett and I used to be close. We were the same age and had been the best of friends until hormones, other friends, and teenage angstmostly minecaused us to drift apart somewhere around age fifteen. Wed remained cordial to each other during our high school years, often running with the same crowd and sometimes even hanging out, but wed no longer been best friends. I hadnt spent a lot of time alone with Garrett over the last decade and a half; hed blown out of Green Valley after graduation to go to college, then enlisted in the Marines right after. Hed been back for about four years and the laws of small-town living dictated that I saw him all the time. Small talk was our thing nowchitchat, a gathering of mutual friends here at Genies, the occasional family barbeque, that kind of stuff. I got stood up, there are too many assholes named Chris in Green Valley, and now Im totally freaking drunk and alone. I felt like I could admit it to him. Garrett had always kept my secrets, and hed know everything soon enough anyway.

His gaze warmed on me as his easy smile slid to the side. Well, whoever he is, hes a fool. And, weirdly, Ive only met one Chris who was worth a damn. The rest? All pricks. So, it seems like youre better off. He was decisive as he stole my water and took a sip with his eyes twinkling at me over the rim of the glass. I watched him set the glass down and my own eyes narrowed as his grin broadened and his dimples deepened within the dark whiskers that covered his square jaw. He was close to having a full beard. He was also pretty dang close to being the finest man in the whole stinking bar too. He leaned in, right into my space. You should have stayed married to me, he murmured into my ear, then his eyes met and held mine as he pulled away.

My eyebrows hit my hairline and I barely managed to prevent my jaw from dropping before I shot back a response that I hoped conveyed the proper amount of flippant wit and not the fact that he had completely flabbergasted me. He hadnt flirted with me like this when I saw him at the Piggly Wiggly last Saturday. No, he surely did not. We were six years old, Garrett. I dont think it was legally binding, since your dog performed the ceremony. Plus, you never even gave me a ring. Ring Pops dont count. I mean, two could play at whatever strange game this was clearly becoming.

Instead of answering me right away, he winked and studied my face with a grin. That wink hit me right between my eyes like a Nerf dart from our days of yoreI didnt just see it, I felt it. Bam! Tingles shot from my head to my toes. My brain scrambled inside my head and my mouth opened to say something smart, but nothing came out. Freaking tequila! I shook my metaphorical fist at the liquor that had stunted my normal standard of witty banter.

But we pinky swore it, Coop. His comically exaggerated pout was adorable. I felt my cheeks heat as I found myself staring avidly at his mouth in lusty contemplation, rather than just merely reading his lips. Why had I never noticed how full and bitable his lower lip was? I bet it was tasty too. Remember how we spit into our palms to seal the deal? he asked. I shook my head while my eyes roamed all over every inch of him I could see above the table.

How soon they forget. His chest rose and fell as he let out a huge sigh, and to my shame, my eyes bugged out at the sight. All my thoughts fluttered around in my brain like drunk, demented butterflies. Why was winky-flirt Garrett messing me up? I decided to place the blame on the tequila instead of the fact that he was looking ten different kinds of hot tonight. I finally managed to haul my gaze from his broad chest, which was currently testing the strength of his black T-shirt, and back up to his whiskey brown eyes that were still freaking twinkling at me.

Ugh! There was nowhere to look on him that wasnt sexy, damn it.

And was he flirting with me?

Me?

Wed known each other since babyhood, for craps sake. We used to take baths togetherme, him, and Mr. Bubble. Wed never flirted before. Ever.

Had we? 

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Nora Everly is a lifelong bookworm. She started reading the good stuff once she grew tall enough to sneak the romance novels off the top of her mothers bookshelf and it has been non-stop ever since.

Once upon a time she was a substitute teacher and an educational assistant. Now shes a writer and stay at home mom to two small humans and one fat cat.

Nora lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family and her overactive imagination.

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NEW RELEASE 淙ORREST FOR THE TREES by Kilby Blades BLOG TOUR 

Forrest for the Trees, an all new slow burn small town romance from Kilby Blades, is LIVE in Kindle Unlimited!

Forrest Winters isnt just a federal fire marshal; hes a thorn in Ranger Sierra Bettss side. The way he swings his big axe, fixes her with his chameleon gray eyes, and talks about his jurisdiction has a way of breaking her concentration. He has a way of showing up everywhere he doesnt belong, including Greenbrier Ranger Station. And he really needs to quit stealing her bacon bites.

When a series of suspicious fires, an underhanded co-worker, and a cagey Parks Police Chief threaten her job and the park itself, Sierra grudgingly agrees to partner with Forrest. Their side investigation may be her best shot at preventing the framing of an innocent man. But can his firefighting expertise and her detective skills lead them to the real arsonist before Forrest breaks her with his charm?

‘Forrest for the Trees’ is a full-length contemporary romance, can be read as a standalone and is book #1 in the Green Valley Heroes series, Green Valley Chronicles, Penny Reid Book Universe

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Do you walk around with bacon in your pocket or something? Sierra asked.

Forrest gave Everest a final rub and rose to his feet. I reckon its just good, old-fashioned Southern charm.

Reaching toward his face, he pushed up the temple of his sunglasses until they sat on top of his head. Forrest looked down at her, smirk on his face, as usual, having his fun. Only, for Sierra, there was nothing fun about the heat that rose to her ears every time his gaze set on her, clouding her thinking with his smoky eyes.

Forrests eyes werent just gray, and they werent just eyes. His gaze was penetrating and clear, with dark lashes that matched his dark hair. His irises were never the same, though whatever their hue at any given moment, a dark charcoal ring that looked like drawn pencil outlined the lighter color, adding intensity. Today they shone brightlythe color of wet shalea stark difference from the last time shed seen him. Theyd turned dark, like slate, when hed talked about the fires. There was something wondrous, and magical, and devastating about watching the way they changed.

What are you doing in my neck of the woods?

Forrest chuckled and crossed his arms. Your woods again, huh?

Sierra mirrored his posture. Neck of the woods is a Southernism. I know how yall like your sayings.

He laughed again, his voice rich and deepanother thing about him she had the bad habit of replaying in her mind.

Better than a pig likes slop. Forrests eyes twinkled.

It made Sierra grateful for her own sunglasseswindows to her soul, and all. She didnt want to think what Forrest might notice if he really saw her then. He would never stop gloating if he knew of her susceptibility to his allure.

You never said what you were doing here, she pointed out.

Following up on some potential fire hazards. Just being vigilant. You know how it is 色

Sierra nodded. I do.

I was just down at the ranger station 色 he began haltingly. I wanted to thank you for what you left meyou know, my fire marshal snacks.

Sierra bit her lip against her own smile. You liked that, huh?

Not just me. The guys thought it was pretty funny.

You told me you could read, so I figured 色 She trailed off innocently, and shrugged.

After their last conversation and his repeated, willful ignorance of her Tupperware marked specifically as being Ranger Snacks, shed brought in a smaller Tupperware labeled Fire Marshal Snacks.

Sad thing is, a different fire marshal mustve beat me to it, he continued. Imagine my disappointment when I opened the container and it was empty.

Oh, no! She feigned shock. What did you do?

Picked up the phone and called Ed Ellis. Asked him to put out an APB to track down whoever had my bites.

Then you helped yourself to the ranger bites, Im guessing.

He made a production out of looking distraught. Theyre not as good as fire marshal bites, but I had no choice.

He didnt take his gaze off of her. When heat rose again in her ears, she knew she had to go. Plus, if she didnt get moving, she really would be late.

Nice to see you, Marshal Winters.

His smirk melted into a half-smile. Always a pleasure, Ranger Betts.

About Kilby Blades

Kilby Blades is a USA Today Bestselling author of Romance and Women’s Fiction. Her debut novel, Snapdragon, was a HOLT Medallion finalist, a Publisher’s Weekly BookLife Prize Semi-Finalist, and an IPPY Award medalist. Kilby was honored with an RSJ Emma Award for Best Debut Author in 2018, and has been lauded by critics for “easing feminism and equality into her novels” (IndieReader) and “writing characters who complement each other like a fine wine does a good meal” (Publisher’s Weekly).

During her career as a digital marketing executive, she moonlighted as a journalist, freelanced as a food, wine and travel writer and lived it up as an entertainment columnist. She has lived in five countries, visited more than twenty-five, and spends part of her year in her happy place in the Andes Mountains. Kilby is a feminist, an oenophile, a cinephile, a social-justice fighter, and above all else, a glutton for a good story. Follow her everywhere @kilbyblades.

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NEW RELEASE!! Totally Folked, Good Folk:Modern Folktales book #1, by Penny Reid

One unforgettable night leads to an unlikely shared connection, and unlikely connections never go unnoticed by the good folks in Green Valley, Tennessee. . .

Totally Folked an all-new small town romantic comedy filled with humor and heart from New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid is available now!

Jackson James follows the rules. He has to. Hes a sheriffs deputy in a super small town with a super big personality. However, strict adherence to the law during the day has been enjoyably balanced by rakish rules at night. Jackson, typically happy to protect and serve (and serve, and serve), starts questioning the value of wayward evenings when they begin to feel more like being waylaid rather than getting laid. Could it be that Green Valley’s most eligibleand notoriousbachelor longs for something (and someone) real?

Mega movie star Raquel Ezra follows only one rule: always leave them wanting more. Strict adherence to this single rule has served her well. Studio execs, reporters, audiences, fans, loversno one can get enough of the smart, savvy, and sexy bombshell. But when generous offers begin to feel more like excessive demands, years of always leaving has the elusive starlet longing for something (and perhaps someone) lasting.

When Raquel abruptly returns to the quirky Tennessee hamlet, her path crosses with the delectable deputy with whom she spent one unforgettable night. Unfortunately, scandal and intrigue soon follow. Raquel and Jackson must decide which is more important: following their rules? Or, at long last, finding something real.

TOTALLY FOLKED is a standalone, contemporary romantic comedy novel and book #1 in the Good Folk: Modern Folktales series.

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Sneak Peek!! New series from Penny Reid! Totally Folked, Good Folk: Modern Folktales book #1, coming soon!

Totally Folked, book #1 in the Good Folk: Modern Folktales series from New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid is coming July 20th, but we have a surprise sneak peek for you! Enjoy this early look of Pennys all-new standalone contemporary romantic comedy.

And then…join Penny for an IG Live reading of the full excerpt on Thursday, July 8th, 6pm EST with the Social Butterfly crew! https://www.instagram.com/socialbutterfly_pr/

Sneak Peek

Call me Rae, I said, blinking rapidly and wiping the back of my hand under my nose.

He snapped his mouth shut and frowned, like my request had interrupted his train of thought. Uh, okay. Is Rae your name?

It is. Its I needed to swallow around the emotion at the base of my throat before I could continue its what my friends call me.

Rae.

I nodded quickly, peeking at him. 

Suits you. I watched his lips curve into a coaxing smile, the warmth returning to his gaze.

Thank you, I managed, acutely breathless.

Only name that would suit you better is Sunny.

I laughed, rolling my eyes. Not Rainbow?

Good point. You are colorful.

Well, I think your name suits you, too. I laughed again, but then added in a quieter tone that mightve verged on shy, Ive always thought so. 

We traded stares for another moment, my earlier cold and dull unsteadiness transforming into something else, something hot and sharp and equally unsteady. 

He doesnt have a girlfriend, Rae. Hes single, Rae. Youre here for another twenty-four hours, Rae. 

Well. He pulled his gaze from mine and gave his head a little shake. Ive said my piece. I am sorry if I upset you.

I noticed the beading of sweat at his temples. It was hot in here, stifling. 

You . . . I was about to say, You didnt upset me, but that wasnt true. Hed upset everything. Id made peace with him being unobtainable, happy with someone else. 

If possible, I wanted him more now than I had before. Parts of me ached, imagining what it would be like to watch him strip off that sexy uniform and

Whoa. Wait. 

Even though he was single, hed just split from his girlfriend. He probably needed time before jumping into bed with me or anyone.

Oooorand just think about it, no need to make any rash decisionsmaybe now is the perfect time for him to jump into bed with you. Youre leaving tomorrow. You could be his rebound one-night-stand. No strings. Again.

He seemed to be waiting for me to finish my thought. But competing desires made it impossible for me to make the words and say the thing. And how would I even bring it up? How would I ask? 

Just . . . ask.

I nibbled my bottom lip, uncertain.

It cant be that easy.

His gaze dropped to my mouth, grew dazed. 

Try it. What do you have to lose?

Rae, the reason

Will you spend the night with me? 

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Synopsis:

One unforgettable night leads to an unlikely shared connection, and unlikely connections never go unnoticed by the good folks in Green Valley, Tennessee. . .

Jackson James follows the rules. He has to. Hes a sheriffs deputy in a super small town with a super big personality. However, strict adherence to the law during the day has been enjoyably balanced by rakish rules at night. Jackson, typically happy to protect and serve (and serve, and serve), starts questioning the value of wayward evenings when getting laid starts to feel more like being waylaid. Could it be that Green Valleys most eligibleand notoriousbachelor longs for something (and someone) real?

Mega movie star Raquel Ezra follows only one rule: always leave them wanting more. Studio execs, reporters, audiences, fans, loversno one can get enough of the smart, savvy, and sexy bombshell. But when generous offers begin to feel more like excessive demands, years of always leaving has the elusive starlet longing for something (and perhaps someone) lasting.

When Raquel abruptly returns to the quirky Tennessee hamlet, her path crosses with the delectable deputy with whom she spent one unforgettable night. Unfortunately, scandal and intrigue soon follow. Raquel and Jackson must decide which is more important: following their rules? Or, at long last, finding something real.

TOTALLY FOLKED is a standalone, contemporary romantic comedy novel and book #1 in the Good Folk: Modern Folktales series.

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BLOG TOUR 攻 NEW RELEASE 攻 FLIPPING LOVE YOU, BOYS OF THE BAYOU GONE WILD #3, BY ERIN NICHOLAS 攻

If only she’d known who he really was.
And that he was the fall-hard-and-fast type.
And the protective type.
And that one night would turn into more like nine-months of being …sigh…very personal.

BOOK REVIEW I am a HUGE fan of Erin Nicholas! I have read at least one book in most of her series (and every single one of her Sapphire Falls books!)

The Boys of the Bayou Gone Wild is a really fun series, with each book better than the last! I do not read blurbs for books by my favorite authors, so I didnt know what I was getting into with Jillian and Zeke except for the bit of background we received in book #2, Heavy Petting. This couple was just delightful! I love the way they take care of each other. Their relationship moved very fast, and while Im not normally a fan of Insta-Love, I flipping loved it!

The giant, fun-loving Autre family was very involved in their storyline, of course! It does take a while to keep all the names straight, but Ive decided that just means I need to read more of the previous Bayou books!

Thanks to the author for the opportunity to read and review this book.

Flipping Love You, an all-new fun and flirty standalone romance that cranks up the heat in the Boys of the Bayou Gone Wild series by New York Times bestselling author Erin Nicholas, is available now!

He’s the tattooed bad boy her mama warned her about.
She’s his hot mess–but mostly hot–next door neighbor.
Until a two-night-stand gives them the surprise of a lifetime…

Jillian Morris is a workaholic who forgets to watch the time. And to eat. And to change her shoes. And to keep even a house-plant alive. And to have any kind of a personal life.

Now an eccentric millionaire has left her eight million dollars. And eight penguins. Yes, real live penguins. She’s a wildlife vet who specializes in penguins, so that makes sense. Kind of. She can, and does, keep penguins alive and well. She now just has to move them cross-country to her friend’s new animal park.

So if anyone deserves a one-night (or two) stand with a hot, younger, tattooed bad boy on a motorcycle, it’s her. Or so Jill tells herself when Zeke Landry flips his bike in front of her motel.

If only she’d known who he really was.
And that he was the fall-hard-and-fast type.
And the protective type.
And that one night would turn into more like nine-months of being …sigh…very personal.

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Erin Nicholas has been writing romances almost as long as shes been reading them. To date, shes written over thirty sexy, contemporary novels that have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy, and fun. She adores reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines, and happily ever afters.
Erin lives in the Midwest, where she enjoys spending time with her husband (who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books), her kids (who will never read the sex scenes in her books), and her family and friends (who claim to be shocked by the sex scenes in her books).

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潃儭潃儭NEW RELEASE潃儭潃儭 My Kind of Perfect, A Trillium Bay Novel book 3, by Tracy Brogan

This is the third book in the Trillium Bay series, which takes place on a fictional island community very closely resembling Mackinac Island in the Great Lakes of Michigan. I spent a summer working on Mackinac, so it was fun reading about places Ive been (though the names were changed). It really made the reading experience even more rich and enjoyable. You dont need to have visited Mackinac to enjoy this book, but you should definitely go if you get the opportunity!

If youve read the first two books, which I would recommend, the fun and familiar characters are back. I liked seeing their stories pick up where the second book left off. This book introduces a new cast of characters, who are on island to film a movie. I dont normally enjoy famous people stories, but this one worked for me because it was still mainly about the island and its inhabitants.

Tracy Brogan knows how to make you laugh and also pull at your heart strings. Id love to see a fourth book about Emilys daughter Chloe all grown up.

Thanks to the author for the opportunity to read and review this book.

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