New Release The First 100 Kisses by Danielle Bannister

Title: The First Hundred Kisses

Author: Danielle Bannister

Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance Novella

Release Date: March 29, 2019

Length: 265 pages

Price: $2.99

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“I have a huge favor to ask.”

Chloe Clark, a thirtysomething waitress, and Liam McGeary, her socially awkward bestie of seven years, were close. Movie nights with popcorn, coffee shop catch-ups, and take out Tuesdays. Their friendship was unique. Zero sparks. Perfectly platonic.

Until Liam asked Chloe for help with a problem. A problem he only trusted his bestie to teach him: help with kissing. He had a date with a former high school sweetheart and he was embarrassingly…inexperienced.

Although Chloe was shocked by the request, Liam wasn’t hard on the eyes and she did love to kiss. Helping him was a no-brainer. He just needed the first 100 kisses under his belt, then he’d be all set for his date.

What Chloe hadn’t counted on, was liking it. A favor that started out as a play-book of moves quickly turned into something dangerously steamy.

Something neither one of them were prepared for.

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“Every kiss was HOT. Liam never knew what hit him.”

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“What’s crawling up your ass?” I asked, putting my feet on the coffee table instead. It wasn’t nearly as nice as his warm lap.

He stopped pacing, “How long have we been friends, Chloe?” he asked.

I cocked my head and thought. “Well, you moved into the building about seven years ago. I helped you move your boxes. You lectured me on the right way to lift a box, I thought you were flirting. I tried, unsuccessfully, to hit on you. We didn’t speak for months after because I was mortified of how epically bad I’d read you. Then, you got locked out of your apartment one day. The super was out of town. I crawled out on the fire escape because you are a chicken who can’t deal with heights, and I shimmed my ass into your apartment and saved the day, and we sort have been friends ever since.”

He nodded along, validating my word-vomited list of events leading to our friendship. “And in that time, how many women have you seen me bring home?”

I shrugged. “I don’t know. A few.”

He narrowed his eyes at me because he knew I was lying. I totally checked his dates out through my peep hole. He knew ‘cause I told him. I’m a moron.

“Okay, fine, I know you brought home a few, like, five or six maybe? I can tell you this: they were all blonde and big boobed. You, sir, are a cliché,” I said, looking down at my very opposite body type. Rail thin, smallish boobs, no real hips. Tack on basic brown hair and eyes and you had an amalgamation of all the qualities guys didn’t want.

“They haven’t all been blonde,” he said, affronted. “One had dark hair.”

I stood up and dusted the bits of popcorn off my oversized Sassenach sweatshirt. “Please, she was dirty blonde and easily had double D’s.”

He didn’t argue with me because he knew I was right.

I’ll admit, I was jealous the first time he brought one of the bimbos back to his place. Mostly because I realized that he had a ‘type’ and I would never be it. A bootylicious Barbie I wasn’t. I finally got over crushing on Liam by pretending he was gay and that he had the male anatomy of a Ken doll. Seeing Liam as untouchable in that intimate viewpoint helped me. Seeing Liam as asexual helped our friendship flourish.

He let out a breath and began pacing again. I headed over to turn off the TV by hand, because who knew where the remote was anymore.

“Liam, help a girl out. What is bugging you? Let’s figure it out so we can have ice cream and talk about the show.”

He turned and ran his hands through his own dirty blonde hair. I frowned. He had that perfect beach hair that no one from New England should be blessed with. And his eyes. Good gravy. Gorgeous eyes. That’s what I’d first noticed about him, and quite honestly, why I offered to help a perfect stranger move boxes. They were the lightest shade of blue I’d ever seen on anyone before or since.

His eyes made him stand out, which I think he knew. He tended to keep his gaze down in public, though it could also be that people, in general, made him uncomfortable. And eye contact, when you thought about it, was really something intimate. Maybe that’s why you had to know Liam for a long time before he would maintain eye contact with you for longer than two seconds. We’d advanced to the normal level of eye contact, but it took years to get him there.

Even though we are not involved in a sexual way, nor would we ever be, my heart still did a little flip when he looked into my eyes sometimes. There was just something so captivating about them. I called them his voodoo eyes. Women were powerless against them. Men, too, for that matter. It was his curse. Poor baby. Must be hard to be beautiful.

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Author Bio

Danielle Bannister lives with her two children in Midcoast Maine along with her precious coffee pot and peppermint mocha creamer. She holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Southern Maine and her Master’s degree in Literary Education from the University of Orono. Her writing includes: a collection of short stories called Short Shorts, The Twin Flames Trilogy: Pulled, Pulled Back, and Pulled Back Again, The ABC’s of Dee, Enigma, Doppelganger, and Must Love Coffee. She’s also co-authored a fantasy novel with Amy Miles called Netherworld and Hollow Earth. Book three will be available later this year. She has also written The Lurkers Within, which is located in the Havenwood Falls Series. When she’s not on the stage, on the page, or engrossed in a good book, you’ll find her binge-watching all the Netflix. As one does.

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Release Blitz: Hard Road by Joanna Blake

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Title: Hard Road

Series: The Untouchables MC Book 4

Author: Joanna Blake

Release Date: January 23, 2019

 

 

 

I’m the head of the Hell Raisers MC. I have a code of honor, even if I keep it hidden. So when I see some of my guys roughing up a runaway, I step in. I just don’t expect to want her for myself.

People think I’m crazy. They’re right. They just don’t know why. Nobody knows the truth about me, but she sees right through me with her big blue eyes.

I’m reckless and wild. But when I see her, I want something different. For the first time in nearly a decade, I start thinking about what happens after.

After I catch my brother’s killer.

She doesn’t seem to care that I’m a merciless criminal who will stop at nothing for revenge. She softens me, and that’s a luxury I can’t afford.

She’s the most dangerous thing for a guy like me, but I can’t seem to stay away.

I gave up everything to find out the truth about what happened to my brother. It’s been years since his murder, and it’s taken me that long to get this close. I need to end it, once and for all.

My demons are big, but when she gets in the way, I find out my need for her is even bigger.

Hard Road is Book 4 in the Untouchables MC series. It can be read as a standalone. There is no cheating and a guaranteed happily ever after.

“Can’t sleep?”

I startled, closing the manila file on my lap quickly and sliding it into a magazine. It was dark in here. There was a chance she hadn’t noticed what I was looking at for the hundredth time since I’d gotten it earlier that afternoon.

I fucking hoped she hadn’t.

Because the file on my lap held Parker’s whole tragic, beautiful life inside it.

“I don’t sleep much.”

“Oh.”

She had an empty glass in her hand. I stood up and took it from her, carrying it to the fridge where I kept a pitcher of filtered water. That was new. I’d never given a shit about stuff like water quality before. A lot of things were new since Parker came into my life, like seeing a gorgeous girl I couldn’t touch half-dressed and half-asleep at all hours of the day and night.

Like being able to see her but not touch her. It was pretty much constant torture. Not that I wanted it to end.

Right now, I was doing my best to ignore that she was sleeping in the giant shirt I’d given her that first night. I was sure she had other things to sleep in. But she’d chosen that, of all things. And it was so fucking sexy on her it made my dick hurt.

Her legs were bare from mid-thigh down. Her gorgeous, creamy, golden thighs. Even worse, her perfect little toes were bare. Those feet of hers . . . they were the cutest damn things I’d seen in my life. I wanted to suck those toes until she screamed.

I was one thousand percent certain she was not wearing a bra.

I was one thousand percent not certain whether she was wearing panties. Part of me was praying fervently that she was. The other part of me was praying much louder than she wasn’t.

I carried the water back to her and took her hand, curling it around the glass. We stared at each other, the air between us filled with electricity. I knew this was dangerous. I was so close to saying to hell with it, pulling her into my arms and burying myself inside her for days.

Weeks.

Years.

“Parker . . .” I said, my voice raw with need. I still held her hand where it circled the cup. I rubbed my thumb over the silky skin of her inner wrist. She leaned toward me slightly, and I jerked away abruptly.

“Go back to bed,” I growled. My voice was rough and sounded harsher than I meant it to. She blinked and inhaled sharply. Then she turned tail and ran.

I stood there, feeling her absence. It was like all the air got sucked out of the room without her there. Like the warmth and beauty were gone. I was losing my damn mind. I wanted to chase her down the hallway and tackle her. Just take what I wanted, again and again, until I was satisfied.

If it was even possible to be satisfied. I doubted it. I wanted her too badly. It felt like it would never end.

Instead, I walked back to the couch and opened the file.

The first thing I saw was a picture of Parker as a little girl. I traced the picture with my fingertips, just as I’d done the first time I saw the picture. She was precious. Confidence and intelligence shone out of her stunning blue eyes. I felt an overwhelming sense of tenderness well up inside me.

I bet that’s what her kids will look like, I thought. Pure and perfect, just like her.

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Joanna Blake loves good old fashioned romance, men who open doors and work with their hands. Hot Blooded Heroes is a series of sizzling stories about True Blue American men and the women who love them. She’s thrilled to be collaborating with Pincushion Press on her new series! Come along for the ride!

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♡Author Spotlight♡ Taylor Delong

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Brayden Tanner wasn’t my first love, but he should have been my forever. Until one night that ruined it all.

Falling in love with Brayden was easy, despite the tragedy we faced that brought us together. My life was all planned out, or so I thought.

Now, home for a town wide celebration has me dreading a guaranteed encounter with the boy I left behind so many years ago. Knowing I can’t escape him nor the memories of what happened between us, I’m forced to confront the truth of why I left.

The spark that ignited years ago never dimmed, but are we too late? Does our relationship deserve a second chance or will we still be waiting on forever?

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People say married life is bliss. That’s what Claire is banking on after marrying Brayden Tanner, the love of her life. He’s quite the catch: he cooks, he cleans, and despite his propensity for mint chocolate chip ice cream, he’s the only man she’s ever wanted.

Unfortunately, for Claire and Brayden, life’s never gone the way they’ve expected. Does “happily ever after” truly exist if life continuously hands you one disappointment after another?

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Forever And A Day

I’ve known Brayden Tanner since I was five years old. Sure, maybe I didn’t fall head over heels in love that day, but the spark was always there. Then, you know, life happened; sparks don’t always last.

But eventually, first came love, then marriage, and then even the baby carriage. Well, carriages, so it seems.
Four times I’ve been blessed.
Four times the diapers.
Four times the sleepless nights.
Four times the crazy.
Most importantly, four times the love.

Through it all, there’s been ONE constant: Brayden Tanner. And for that, I wouldn’t trade my life for anything.

Every day is chaos, yet it’s ours. And I hope it lasts forever….and a day.

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Defining Us

I was never a girl who believed in love. And love at first sight? Surely that didn’t truly exist. So imagine my surprise when, after one kiss from Grayson Abbott, I asked him to marry me!

I was kidding of course, but there was something special about the guy that even I couldn’t deny.

Our connection was instant; he felt it, too. The only problem was he didn’t know the secret of my past that I buried years ago. The closer we became, the further down I buried that secret.

I know he deserves my truth, but when I finally come clean, will there still be an “us”?

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The Highway Ride

I rode for my son…

Over 150 miles of distance separate me from my son. For over three years, I’ve packed up every other Friday and made the hours-long journey to be with him.  It’s a sacrifice I’ve accepted as obligations beyond my control keep us apart.

One random Sunday night, before packing up and saying goodbye, my son and I stop off for dinner in a diner, one that we’ve driven by numerous times over the past few years. Charlotte Grandy, the awkward and cute waitress, captivates not only me, but my son as well.

There’s a strong possibility I’ll never see her again…but I couldn’t leave without letting her know how I felt.

Soon, I will ride for her…

A relationship is the furthest thing from my mind, but I couldn’t stay away. I don’t have much time to offer her; my life comes with baggage, more than any woman should have to deal with. Yet, Charlotte doesn’t walk away.

It can’t last.

If one thing in my life is guaranteed, it’s that goodbye is inevitable.

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Taylor Delong has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember.  It’s always been her dream to be a published author.  She spends her days chasing after toddlers and her nights scribbling down stories and ideas the characters in her head dictate to her.  She lives in CT with her two children.

 

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To DNF or not to DNF…

Back when I first started blogging… I had NO idea what DNF stood for and how it related to a book. So first off let me explain…

DNF  simply means “Did Not Finish”  so in reference to the book world, you did not finish the book.

 

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I know right? Like I said, before blogging I had never heard of such a thing. Sure there has probably been more than a few books I had picked up and became disinterested in. Probably a few that I had thought were one thing and ended up being another. And at least one that just sucked and I couldn’t go on. But I was amazed to find out there was whole lots of DNF’ing going on.

I mean, some people have LONG lists of books that they for one reason or another just could not finish. When I started out, I started getting an influx of review requests. It started with a few then quickly spiraled out of control. It was madness. And me being me tried to help everyone and their brother, by checking out their work and leaving an honest review in exchange. I mean what could go wrong with FREE books? Well…

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Unfortunately, lots. From bad formatting, to whole story plot holes, and everything in between. And I CAME SO CLOSE to a book burn out. Yep you heard me. I began to despise reading. But for some reason- I just couldn’t stop trying to help people.

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But hey. Guess what? I finally realized it is OK to DNF a book if it is not touching your soul.
Reading is meant to be enjoyable.
I began blogging because of my love for books, and the authors that create them. But I don’t have to like everything out there, and that’s ok- because there are MILLIONS of books. And just because I couldn’t get into it doesn’t necessarily make it a BAD book. Just think about it- how many books are all the rave and you check it out and guess what, you think it is the worst thing you have ever stumbled across? Same thing happens with movies, and just about anything else you may come across. We are not meant to all like the same things and if we all did, I think we would become rather bored don’t you?

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Before I finish up I am going to get into something else- which I also think is IMPORTANT when choosing to DNF or not. Even though you couldn’t finish a book- I don’t recommend leaving a bad review. Hang on… I am not saying give it a 5 star one and lie through your teeth, but what I am saying is that if you choose to leave a review (which in most DNF cases I just choose not to leave one.) Hit on points that show that hey this one wasnt for me. Because as I said before- we are all different, and that is OK.

 

 

 

 

♫ ♬ Release Day Blitz ♫ ♬ Beats of the Heart by ❀Charli B. Rose❀

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Before they can have a second chance, they have to live through their first love… and heartbreak.

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We shouldn’t have taken the risk. We should’ve stayed just friends. Best friends. But only friends. But our hearts were foolish. I’d loved him forever. So, three years ago when he offered what I always longed for, I grabbed it with both hands. But I couldn’t hold on tight enough. The beauty of love blinded me. I didn’t see it coming. Didn’t expect to lose everything. My friend. My heart. My art. My privacy. All of them casualties of love lost.

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Every beat of my heart sang her name. She was my muse. Without her, there’d be no music. I was riding the high of fame and fortune. I had it all—status, money, her. Until the thing I’d always wanted cost me the thing I’d always needed. Love’s song drowned out all the warnings. Now she was gone. So was the music. So was my will. I was left with only silence.

What happens when two hearts sharing one beat fall out of sync?

NOTE: This is part ONE of Dawson and Izzy’s story. Their story will continue in early 2019.

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So, I know these things are generally written in third person as if someone else is talking about me. But I just can’t do it. LOL.

It may be “unprofessional” but I’m just me. And I hope that’s OK with you guys. I’m a Carolina girl, through and through. I have lived in North Carolina my whole life. I’m a wife, a mom, a scientist and a freelance editor. And I’m really hoping to add author to the list.

For as long as I can remember, reading has been my favorite way to pass the time.

I always have a book with me and usually am reading more than one at any given time. Editing for indie authors gave me a unique glimpse into the indie publishing world. It’s a world I’m really enjoying becoming a part of.

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☆҉☆New Release & Review☆҉☆ Confess by A. Zavarelli

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Lucian
A life free from sin.
For seventeen years, I have lived and breathed those words. But there is no balm to the war inside my soul.
Until her.
The mysterious beauty too lethal to taste. She’s a thief, a con, the essence of everything I loathe. Still, she lures me in with her lying eyes.
In the dark of night, she came to confess her sins, and in the light of morning, I plotted to steal her away.
She will be my ruination. My damnation. My biggest regret.
So help me, God.

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A word of advice? Don’t show me your vulnerabilities because I will find a way to exploit them. I learned the hard way to take what I want from life with no regrets.
Until him.
He’s one of the most hated men in America. A soulless criminal attorney. A recluse. And as of five minutes ago, my new husband.
He wants to keep my secrets and collect my tears, but he should know that a wild animal can’t be domesticated.
I don’t know how to love men. I only know how to leave them.
With everything I want.

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From the moment I read this book’s description, I was intrigued. I was immediately drawn to Gypsy’s, free-spirited, no bullshit attitude. She had lived a hard life- but had decided long ago to take care of her sister… no matter the cost. Lucian is a man on a mission. I wasn’t exactly sure what was going to go down for a minute in the beginning when these two have a brief encounter. They each our on their own paths in life. Seemingly heading in totally different directions and when those paths collide both of their lives will be thrust into a direction neither of them had expected, and as the story went on it just kept getting better! There are definitely some rough parts to the story, but they were written very well and needed to be there in order to understand the reason why the characters are the way they are. The range of emotions, that I had throughout varied from excitement, to wonder, and I may have shed some UGLY tears. Ok, not may have… and it is a very rare thing for me to actually pour tears out while reading, but this one got me good. If you like a gut-wrencher full of twists you never saw coming this one is for you.

 

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A. Zavarelli is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author.
She likes all things chocolate, books that come with warnings, and putting her characters through hell. Her tales have been known to flirt with darkness and sometimes court it unabashedly altogether. Revenge themes and tortured souls are her favorites to write and this gives her an excuse to watch bizarre and twisted documentaries in her spare time.

She currently lives in the Northwest with her lumberjack and an entire brood of fur babies.

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*Release Blitz* Letting Go by Susan Meachen

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Letting the love of my life go is my greatest regret in this world. Now that I have her sole attention for two full weeks, I’m determined to be her friend but also show her a world she has never seen or felt before.

No one knows who hurt me so badly that dating became a thing of the past. Not even the woman that broke my heart knows she did it. Watching her life unfold as her friend for years has at least kept us connected on some level. Now I’m ready to take the chance I gave away.

Before we land back in the states I plan to be well on my way to us being Mr. and Mrs. Miguel Parks. If she will do me the honor. Even tho she has stated multiple times some woman was crazy to let me go. Will she feel that way when she finds out she was the one I let slip away?

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Hi everyone, a little about me and my Novels. I don’t always write the HEA but I promise to always give you all the feels before the end. I don’t do cliff hangers they annoy me so, I refuse to do it to my readers. I’m loud, proud and kinky. Feel free to find me on Social Media!

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