Izzy As Is by Tracie Banister

The party is over for bikini model Izzy Alvarez. For six years she’s made a good living by flaunting her God-given assets on runways and in front of cameras, but now as she approaches the big 3-0, the bodacious Latina is shocked to learn she’s aged out of the profession that’s kept her in mojitos, mani/pedi’s, and designer thongs. What’s a girl with a taste for the finer things in life and no marketable skills to do?

Getting a regular job is too boring to even consider, so Izzy decides to follow in the footsteps of her newly-engaged frenemy and become a trophy wife. Although she’s desperate and too broke to get a chipped nail fixed, Izzy still has standards for her future husband, which means no uggos, no vertically-challenged guys, and no geezers who need to pop a blue pill to perform in the bedroom. Enlisting the aid of her computer whiz nephew and her closest pals, Izzy goes on the prowl for a rich, marriage-minded man, encountering likely candidates in a lot of unlikely places.

The high life she’s dreamed of may be within reach when Izzy meets a charming, successful man who’s not only hotter than a steamy summer night in Miami but ready to settle down. Now all Izzy has to do is make sure her loud, crazy Cuban family doesn’t scare off el hombre perfecto—oh, yeah, and squelch those pesky, romantic feelings she keeps having for the sweet, cash-strapped guy she’s known forever.

Will Izzy’s hunger for money win out, or will her fiery heart demand to be heard?

About the Author: Tracie Banister

An avid reader and writer, Tracie Banister has been scribbling stories since she was a child, most of them featuring feisty heroines with complicated love lives like her favorite fictional protagonist Scarlett O’Hara. Her work was first seen on the stage of her elementary school, where her 4th grade class performed an original holiday play that she penned (Like all good divas-in-the-making, she, also, starred in and tried to direct the production.) Her dreams of authorial success were put on the backburner when she reached adulthood and discovered that she needed a “real” job in order to pay her bills. Her career as personal assistant to a local entrepreneur lasted for 12 years. When it ended, Tracie decided to follow her bliss and dedicate herself to writing full-time. Her debut novel, the Hollywood-themed BLAME IT ON THE FAME, was released in January, 2012. And she’s following that up with the fun summer read, IN NEED OF THERAPY.

Tracie Banister

My Review: So many first for me with this book, reading this author and having such strong opinions about the main character, Izzy Alvarez, mostly dislike loathing, and contempt. Not really sure if I wanted to continue reading the story. Then I stopped and thought about my reactions and have to say if anyone could get me to react this way that is some damn good writing to invoke all those emotions.  So I continued reading and have to say I’m very glad I did, not that Izzy redeemed herself or her qualities (lack of) but she became more of a human being when she stopped trying so hard. This also reminded me of an old colleague, also Cuban-American and her ideas of getting a second husband (smiles). Tracie gave us some great one-liners, some laugh-out-loud moments, and some food for thought, especially if you have strong reactions to characters. Thank you so much for allowing me to read your work. ****

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ELSE’S OCEAN by Kate Stewart! One-Click today!!!

Contemporary Romance

Stand Alone
July 31, 2018
Cover Designed by: Amy Queau- Q Design Cover and Premades

Blurb:

The first time I met Ian Kemp in the sparkling blue waters of St. Thomas, I was six
years old and we shared a summer beneath the stars.
The second time I met Ian Kemp, he was a shell of the boy I once knew. Turbulent
and infuriating, he refused my friendship at every turn. Like me, he was a casualty of
life’s cruelty, but we were planets apart. 
We’d both sought refuge on the island, hoping to find our anchor. Instead, we found
each other and managed to reclaim our stars…until we both got swept away.

About the Author:


A Texas native, Kate Stewart lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her
naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as
well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it’s what she loves as a
reader. Kate is a lover of all things ’80s and ’90s, especially John Hughes films and
rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity,
and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.

Contact Kate- Email-authorkatestewart@gmail.com

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Two Weeks Notice by Whitney G.

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing this letter to formally announce my resignation from Parker International (& the arrogant, condescending CEO) effective two weeks from today.

This was a VERY EASY decision to make, as the past two years have been utterly miserable. I wish his next executive assistant all the luck in the world (she’ll need it) and if my boss should need me to do anything over the next two weeks, kindly tell him that he can do it [his] goddamn self…

Sincerely (Not Really),
Tara Lauren

That’s the version of my two weeks’ notice I should’ve sent to my boss, because the more professional version–the one where I said I was “grateful for all the opportunities,” and “honored by all the rewarding experiences” over the years?

That letter was rejected with his sexy, trademark smirk and an “I highly suggest you read the fine print of your contract…”

So, I did.

And now I’ve realized that unless I fake my death, poison him, or find a way to renegotiate my impossible contract, I’m stuck working under one of the cockiest and most ruthless bosses in New York.

Then again, I thought that was the case until he called me late last night with an emergency proposition…

**This is a standalone contemporary romance.**

About the Author: Whitney G.
Whitney G.
Whitney G. is a twenty-eight-year-old optimist who is obsessed with travel, tea, and great coffee. She’s also a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of several contemporary novels, and the co-founder of The Indie Tea–an inspirational blog for indie romance authors.

When she’s not chatting with readers on her Facebook Page, you can find her on her website at http://www.whitneygbooks.com or on instagram: @whitneyg.author. (If she’s not in either of those places, she’s probably locked away working on another crazy story.)

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Hardwired by Andrea Bills

Hardwired1When Navy Seal Operative Luke Kiersey is finally granted leave after five years, he finds himself driving to a house he doesn’t recognize in a town he’s never been to. The house is home to a beautiful woman and a little girl with big blue eyes. Day after day, he drives back only to hide in the shadows and wonder why he can’t seem to walk away from them.
His therapist says is PTSD.

His handler tells him he’s just not cut out to be part of the civilian world.

Luke can’t help but feel like it’s more.
Hardwired2
The dog tags that once hung proudly around his neck, now feel like a collar; leashing him to a life that he fears he didn’t choose. After the terrible things he’s done in the name of freedom, could he possibly be worthy of something as precious as the woman and child he continues to watch?
Hardwired3
When the two worlds collide, Luke needs his mind to be stronger than the implant the government placed in his back. They’ve told him he can’t survive without the implant they use to control him, but Luke’s wondering if he can survive without the little girl with big blue eyes and the gorgeous woman she calls mamma.

Release September 1st
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LTxTz8
Nook: bit.ly/2LxWNZm
ePub: https://bit.ly/2NRfXGe
iBooks: apple.co/2NMGNPu

About the Author: Andrea Bills
Andrea Bills
Andrea spends her time while she’s not dreaming up friends and villains alike chasing after her two kids and husband at their home in rural West Virginia.
Her guilty pleasures include Reese Cups and reading most of the night.
You can follow her here:
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First, take a look at this cover, who doesn’t love BT? It’s great, right? Well, this story is a little suspense-mystery, little sci-fi (which by the way, I don’t normally read) and it’s a romance with a hot Navy Seal. It has a little of everything, but more importantly, it will leave you feeling all the feels and good versus evil, not knowing which will prevail in the end. Andrea Bills writing style is growing with each book she publishes and if she can convince me to read something so far outside my comfort zone, you should take the risk as well. Yippee Ki Yay!

Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

Most men can’t handle Hazel. With the energy of a toddler and the mouth of a sailor, they’re often too timid to recognize her heart of gold. New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren (Roomies, Beautiful Bastard) tells the story of two people who are definitely not dating, no matter how often they end up in bed together.

Hazel Camille Bradford knows she’s a lot to take—and frankly, most men aren’t up to the challenge. If her army of pets and thrill for the absurd don’t send them running, her lack of filter means she’ll say exactly the wrong thing in a delicate moment. Their loss. She’s a good soul in search of honest fun.

Josh Im has known Hazel since college, where her zany playfulness proved completely incompatible with his mellow restraint. From the first night they met—when she gracelessly threw up on his shoes—to when she sent him an unintelligible email while in a post-surgical haze, Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air.

Not that Josh and Hazel date. At least, not each other. Because setting each other up on progressively terrible double blind dates means there’s nothing between them…right?

My Review:*****
Received this book from Netgalley. By far this is my favorite not dating guide to date. It’s laugh out loud funny great one liners but also speaks of acceptance. Acceptance of different cultures, personalities and of self. It’s written in the Christina Lauren style we all love and look forward to reading.

About the Authors:
Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates/brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced fourteen New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 30+ languages. (Some of these books have kissing. Some of these books have A LOT of kissing.)
Christina Lauren

Someone Else’s Ocean by Kate Stewart

Check out this teaser for SOMEONE ELSE’S OCEAN
by Kate Stewart is simply stunning! Tell us what you think!



Contemporary Romance
Stand Alone
July 31, 2018
Cover Designed by: Amy Queau- Q Design Cover and Premades

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2HGkqIn

Blurb:

The first time I met Ian Kemp in the sparkling blue waters of St. Thomas, I was six
years old and we shared a summer beneath the stars.
The second time I met Ian Kemp, he was a shell of the boy I once knew. Turbulent
and infuriating, he refused my friendship at every turn. Like me, he was a casualty of
life’s cruelty, but we were planets apart. 
We’d both sought refuge on the island, hoping to find our anchor. Instead, we found
each other and managed to reclaim our stars…until we both got swept away.

About the Author:


A Texas native, Kate Stewart lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her
naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as
well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it’s what she loves as a
reader. Kate is a lover of all things ’80s and ’90s, especially John Hughes films and
rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity,
and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.

Contact Kate- Email-authorkatestewart@gmail.com

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Jewel E. Ann

It’s a job of a blogger to bring you the latest and greatest reads, make you aware of the best authors, especially in the Indy world when there are so many great authors to choose from.

If you haven’t met Jewel E. Ann, you should get acquainted, yup she wrote Transcend/Epoch which released earlier this year. However, she has written several other books: Idel Bloom, Holding you/Releasing me, Undeniably You, Only Trick, Scarlet Stone, Jack & Jill Series ( End of the Day, Middle of the Knight, Dawn of Forever), One, Look the Part, and When Life Happens. She is currently working on Naked Love and she is co-writing a book with Kate Stewart, Sleight of Hand.

Jewel’s writing is impeccable, without a doubt she will bring all the feels, her sense of humor is somewhat dry but hilarious, she never uses the same line twice. She has a voice and style but it’s unique, nothing is repetitive, you will not find a form-like structure to her writing that you find with other authors and series.  Oh, and her characters have distinct names and even stranger nicknames. If you want more information you can find her here: https://www.jeweleann.com

https://www.facebook.com/authorjeweleann

https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=Jewel+E+Ann&search_type=books&search%5Bfield%5D=author

https://www.bookbub.com/search?search=Jewel+E.+Ann

https://www.amazon.com/Jewel-E-Ann/e/B00IJYHDIG/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1532384546&sr=8-1

Check out this teaser for SOMEONE ELSE’S OCEAN
by Kate Stewart is simply stunning! Tell us what you think!



Contemporary Romance
Stand Alone
July 31, 2018
Cover Designed by: Amy Queau- Q Design Cover and Premades

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2HGkqIn

Blurb:

The first time I met Ian Kemp in the sparkling blue waters of St. Thomas, I was six
years old and we shared a summer beneath the stars.
The second time I met Ian Kemp, he was a shell of the boy I once knew. Turbulent
and infuriating, he refused my friendship at every turn. Like me, he was a casualty of
life’s cruelty, but we were planets apart. 
We’d both sought refuge on the island, hoping to find our anchor. Instead, we found
each other and managed to reclaim our stars…until we both got swept away.

About the Author:


A Texas native, Kate Stewart lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her
naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as
well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it’s what she loves as a
reader. Kate is a lover of all things ’80s and ’90s, especially John Hughes films and
rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity,
and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.

Contact Kate- Email-authorkatestewart@gmail.com

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Title: CHURCH.
Series: Church Duet #1
Author: Stylo Fantôme
Genre: Dark Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Release Date: July 20, 2018
Blurb

A broken girl.
An unusual boy.
A beautiful face
that hides a dark secret and an ugly past.
Sealed lips which
hide wicked words and dangerous thoughts.
She would kill for
him to love her.
He just wants to
kill.
Maybe, if Emma
Hartley prays hard enough, Church Logan can make both their wishes come true.
Fuse, meet match. 

Author Bio
Crazy woman
from a remote location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a
necessity!), I have been writing since … forever? Yeah, that sounds about
right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball – I also see
shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I’m
clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.
I like dogs
more than I like most people, and I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t drink. No, I
do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the
year, there’s your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair – both a
curse and a blessing – and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can’t
understand me.
Yeah. I think that about sums me up.
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