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Happy Mothers’ Day ♥

I have moved forward a little into Jonathan’s POV. I hope you liked last week’s snippet of Piper’s story, which is another Alinta Bay book.
If you did, please feel free to check out the first books here.
Enjoy ♥

Today’s Snippet

That didn’t quite compute with him, but he was too tired to care. He had somewhere to stay for the next week. Not the hotel room he had hoped for, but considering the circumstances, he was glad he had somewhere to stay. And on short notice he’d decided to stay for the competition. Possibly have a surf as well. The town looked okay and it’d be good to catch up on a few things.

Jon had been on the road now for five months, enjoying his travels across the country. Obviously, he’d heard about the Great Ocean Road and its world-famous surf beach, so, of course, he wouldn’t let the opportunity go by.

And even if the other cabin was going to have a guest in it as well, it’d wouldn’t hurt him to share a bathroom, after all, a few months ago he’d stayed at a hostel and had to share a bathroom with about half a dozen people.


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#BlogTour “The Cold Case” by Lorhainne Eckhart @LEckhart @SDSXXTours

The Cold Case

Billy Jo McCabe Mystery Book 3
by Lorhainne Eckhart
Genre: Mystery, Thriller

What happens when you stumble across a case that should never have been closed?
Detective Mark Friessen uncovers a disturbing mystery: A little girl was taken, but when evidence disappeared, the case was closed.
While cleaning out closed cases, Mark discovers a file on a missing toddler, Gabby Martin. After reading the two pages within, he realizes evidence is missing. The only interviews, by the detective who previously had Mark’s job, was conducted with a bitter ex-wife and a former business partner, both of whom pointed at the father.
It appears to have been an open and shut case. The father took Gabby in retaliation for a bitter custody dispute with her mother, and then he killed her. Although no body was found, the father was charged and convicted, and the case was closed.
However, an old woman the town has dubbed Crazy Carla disagrees. She says she saw everything, and she contradicts the investigating detective’s notes, yet the local cops pursued only one lead, the father.
As Mark secretly delves into the closed case and realizes that nothing adds up, he reaches out to social worker Billy Jo McCabe. Did social services receive any suspicious reports about the girl or her parents? What Billy Jo soon discovers is a family of secrets, a volatile marriage, and a forbidden relationship—and the mystery of the missing girl, whose body has never been found, becomes a case that should never have been closed.
Lorhainne Eckhart is one of my go to authors when I want a guaranteed good book. So many twists and turns, but also so much love and such a strong sense of family.” (Lora W., Reviewer)
New York Times & USA Today bestseller Lorhainne Eckhart is best known for writing Raw Relatable Real Romance where “Morals and family are running themes.” As one fan calls her, she is the “Queen of the family saga.” (aherman) writing “the ups and downs of what goes on within a family but also with some suspense, angst and of course a bit of romance thrown in for good measure.” Follow Lorhainne on Bookbub to receive alerts on New Releases and Sales and join her mailing list at LorhainneEckhart.com for her Monday Blog, all book news, giveaways and FREE reads. With over 120 books, audiobooks, and multiple series published and available at all, retailers now translated into six languages. She is a multiple recipient of the Readers’ Favorite Award for Suspense and Romance, and lives in the Pacific Northwest on an island, is the mother of three, her oldest has autism and she is an advocate for never giving up on your dreams.
Lorhainne Eckhart has this uncanny way of just hitting the spot every time with her books.”
(Caroline L., Reviewer)
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#BlogTour “You Spin Me” by Karen Grey @InkSlingerPR @KarenWhitereads

You Spin Me is the third book in Karen Grey’s Rom-Com series, Boston Classics and can be read as a standalone!

You Spin Me, will release on April 29th, make sure to pre-order your copy today!

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Signed Paperbacks/Audio

SYNOPSIS:

Some scars go further than skin deep…

1988 doesn’t end well for Jessica Abraham. In just one week she turns thirty, loses her day job, and loses the role of Ophelia to a younger actress. Rallying, she goes after a part at a theater outside of the city, but the director’s plan to hide her beauty behind hair, makeup, and wardrobe from Cosmo’s “Don’t” column shakes her confidence to the core.

For the first time in her acting career, she won’t be able to rely on her carefully managed physical charms. Only her craft will count.

On a snowy night early in January 1989, a woman calls into DJ Callihan Alonso’s alt-rock radio show at the end of her commute. He asks her to call back the next night, and the next, just so he’ll know she’s home safe. There’s something about her voice that has him wanting more, but the longer they talk, the closer she gets. Compromising each and every wall he’s built around his heart.

If two lonely people fall in love over late-night phone calls, will meeting face-to-face make them, or break them?

In this heart-rending but happy-ending retro rom-com, it may be the end of a decade,

but it’s the beginning of a love story.

As you wait to dive into the story on April 29th, check out Karen’s Spotify You Spin Me playlist

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Make sure to enter Karen’s giveaway for 1 of 10 signed paperback copies of You Spin Me.

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And don’t forget to meet the other couples of Boston Classics:

Book 1

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Book 1.5: Signed, Sealed, & Delivered

Book 2

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Book 2.5: Like It’s 1999

Meet Karen Grey:

KAREN GREY is the pen name for award-winning narrator Karen White. A stage, screen and radio drama actor in Boston, New York and Los Angeles in the late 20th century, she started recording books in 1999. Now back in her home state of North Carolina, she shares a home with her family and (probably) too many pets, where she continues to narrate audiobooks as well as make up stories.

The first three books in her Boston Classics series of retro romcoms released in 2020, with more to come in 2021. What I’m Looking For, #1 in the series is the winner of AudioFile Magazine’s Earphones Award, the NJ Romance Writers’ Put Your Heart in a Book contest and Hearts Through History’s Romance Through the Ages contest in the Modern History category.

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#MFRWHooks “You’re getting way too hormonal.” #MFRWAuthor #freeread #Kobo #mustread #Romance

Happy Wednesday everyone.

I hope you enjoyed the snippets from the first book of series “Beginnings“, which is free on Kobo.
Today, I’d like to hook you with the second book More Beginnings. I hope you’ll like the story just as much.

FREE on ~ Google Play ~ Kobo

Today’s Hook:

“I swear young lady, one day you’ll have a tummy like this—” Sophie clutched her hands over her pregnant stomach. “—and I will make fun of you.”
Mia stepped towards her sister and gave her a hug, though with great difficulty. The eight-month-pregnant tummy was very pronounced.
“You’re late.”
“For what?” Mia asked her sister with eyes wide.
Sophie managed to reply through stiff lips. “From school!”
Hands on hips, the young girl stood in front of her sister.
“You’re getting way too hormonal, Soph.” Letting out a long breath, she continued, “I went over to see Zach. I wasn’t sure whether you might have forgotten to tell him about sports day tomorrow.”
Mark laughed behind them, and they both turned to glare at him.
“What?” he asked with his arms up defensively.

BLURB:

Zach Taylor, an escort in Sydney, living in Hobart, enlists the help of Natasha Peterson when his teenage friend, Mia, runs away. He soon finds out that the ‘dragon’ is really more of a kitten. And although Natasha, Mia’s teacher, is attracted to him as well, she has her own problems to deal with, not to mention her initial reaction to Zach’s occupation.

Will Zach’s job keep him from a chance to be with Natasha?

Life is good for teenager Mia Levesque. But when Darren Schuster shows up in Hobart, she knows something is up once Sophie and Mark cut their weekend away short and rush home in the middle of the night. When Sophie won’t answer Mia’s questions, emotions run high, and Zach confirms Darren’s identity to Mia. Disappointed, angry, and feeling alone, Mia runs away.

Will life settle back into a routine for Mia once she finds out about the stranger in her life?

New Beginnings have given the Levesque girls a new start in life, will More Beginnings be another chance for them?


 “This blood-pumping novel will keep the reader hooked until the very end.” InD’tale Magazine

“Do yourself a favor and grab a copy of this wonderful book and fall in love.” (5 star review)

Mat is a sexy, tattooed New Zealander with a strong sense of family and duty and Tiffany is a woman with a past that continues to haunt her. Can Mat help her overcome her demons and move on with the next phase of her life? Come for the romance and stay for the breathtaking scenery. (5 star review)

4 stars – NEW BEGINNINGS is a very emotional read, one that is heartwarming as well as heart wrenching. It gives you hope in the act of human kindness and that good things do happen to good people. I highly recommend this book.

#SnippetSunday “So you won’t have a problem.” #romance #Sundayblog #love #MFRWAuthor


Happy Sunday.
I have moved forward a little into Jonathan’s POV. I hope you liked last week’s snippet of Piper’s story, which is another Alinta Bay book.
If you did, please feel free to check out the first books here.
Enjoy ♥

Today’s Snippet

Jon stepped into the reception of the caravan park where a middle-aged woman looked up with a smile.

“How can I help you?”

“Hi. Ella from the local hotel just called regarding a booking of a cabin. My name is Jonathan Fuentes.”

She nodded. “Mr Fuentes. Yes. You’re lucky. This is the last cabin available.”

He reached for his credit card. “So I’ve heard. Apparently a big surfing event starting tomorrow.”

A genuine smile spread across her face, which took around five years of her face. Not to mention that it was contagious, because now he had a smile on his lips as well.

“The event only happens every two years, but when it does, it’s quite a buzz in town.” She entered his details into the system and said, “I hope Ella explained that this cabin is privately owned and shares a bathroom. No one is in the other cabin. So you won’t have a problem.”


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#BookTour “Cowboys Down Under” by Kay Maree – @MisKay85 @SDSXXTours

 
 
 
Cowboys Down Under Book 1
by Kay Maree
Genre: Australian Cowboy Contemporary Romance
 
 
Cora
 
I was 5 when I went into the system, and I was the girl that nobody wanted, not even the mother that birthed me.
You break, being passed off from one place to another.
Every couple of months someone else proving to you once again how unlovable you really are. Each move took just a little bit more of me, a little more of my soul. My reason for living became less each time I was sent back to the agency to wait for a new family to take a chance on me. My whole life, my world was carried around in a trash bag, but what people forget to mention is that that bag breaks too never to be repaired again, just replaced with a new one.
You wait for that day that one will tear too just as much as you do, but just like many stuck in the system I was overlooked and pushed aside when I wasn’t needed anymore.
 
My life was in pieces… My world torn apart once again.
What did I have to lose taking a trip to the country?
Then I met him…
Nash Steel…
Rugged, Sexy and Alpha to the core with piercing grey eyes that have a smoky quality to them that I wouldn’t mind getting swept away in.
 
But will he hold on with both hands and cherish every minute, or throw it all away the minute he gets bored with me?
 
Decisions… Decisions… Is he worth the risk?
 
 
Nash
 
I was never interested in finding a woman before.
I was happy with the land I shared with my parents, wrangling the cattle and riding my horse, but a few hours with Cora has me wanting to change my whole world to fit her into it.
Smiling, shit is about to change big time and I can’t fucking wait.
Little Miss Cora Hope better get ready to hang on tight because I’m coming for her, and I don’t think I will ever let her go once I wrangle her and brand that ass as mine.
 
Operation make the girl with the mood ring eyes fall for me commences…
 
 
 
 
 
Cowboys Down Under Book 2
 
 
 
Lucy
 
Ever since I was 16 years old, I have struggled to work out where I belonged in this world.
Then I meet him…
Lucas Knight…
My little heart swooned and to be honest, who’s heart wouldn’t when meeting him?
He was well over six feet tall, muscled, with dark windswept hair and a hard sculptured jaw that could have been made by the gods themselves.
Piercing blue eyes that took the breath right from my lungs as they seemed to zero in on me and my every movement.
He is the one person I know I am meant to spend the rest of my life with.
It’s just a shame he doesn’t feel the same way.
 
Everyone yearns for the light of the day, the sun signifies the start of a new beginning but deep down I crave when the night comes, the soft glow of the moon as the stars brighten up the velvet night sky brings something inside me alive and all I want to do is throw my head back and howl at the moon.
 
It’s hard loving someone that thinks your invisible.
 
 
Lucas
 
Lucy Jacobson = End Game.
I’m too old, too dominant for someone like her.
She is innocence coated in Sass…
Her beauty and the light that lives inside her shouldn’t be harnessed.
 
So why the fuck do I want to be the one to capture her and never go?
 
 
 
 
Kay Maree is a mother and a wife. Born and raised in Newcastle, NSW Australia.
Her passion was to show her children that you are never too old to make your dreams come true.
Which is what lead her to write and publish Angel Mine in 2017.
With support from her family and friends, Kay has managed to accomplish something she never thought she could.
And she just hopes you fall in love with her characters as much as she has.
 
 
 
 
 
Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!
 
$20 Amazon
 
 
 

#MFRWHooks “She burnt dinner again?” #MFRWAuthor #freeread #Kobo #mustread #Romance

Happy Wednesday everyone.

I hope you enjoyed the snippets from the first book of series “Beginnings“, which is free on Kobo.
Today, I’d like to hook you with the second book More Beginnings. I hope you’ll like the story just as much.

FREE on ~ Google Play ~ Kobo

Today’s Hook:

On the tips of her toes, she leaned forward and gave him a kiss on his cheek. “All set for the weekend?”

With a wink Mark replied, “I am. Not sure about your sister, though.”

Mia snorted. “Why doesn’t that surprise me?” She walked past him and into the kitchen. “What’s for dinner?”

“Pizza.”

“She burnt dinner again?” she asked as she turned to look at him.

“I heard that,” came a voice from down the hall.

Mark and Mia shared a quick grin as they watched Sophie waddle down the hall. The pregnancy had been easy on her. At least as easy as it could be. Mia studied her as she came closer, and a thought popped into her mind. She quietly hoped for the baby to inherit some of her sister’s blond hair and dark brown eyes. With all of Mark’s pampering over the previous few years, her sister looked great in her late twenties.

“Baby’s giving you problems again?” Mia asked with as much concern as she could come up with.

BLURB:

Zach Taylor, an escort in Sydney, living in Hobart, enlists the help of Natasha Peterson when his teenage friend, Mia, runs away. He soon finds out that the ‘dragon’ is really more of a kitten. And although Natasha, Mia’s teacher, is attracted to him as well, she has her own problems to deal with, not to mention her initial reaction to Zach’s occupation.

Will Zach’s job keep him from a chance to be with Natasha?

Life is good for teenager Mia Levesque. But when Darren Schuster shows up in Hobart, she knows something is up once Sophie and Mark cut their weekend away short and rush home in the middle of the night. When Sophie won’t answer Mia’s questions, emotions run high, and Zach confirms Darren’s identity to Mia. Disappointed, angry, and feeling alone, Mia runs away.

Will life settle back into a routine for Mia once she finds out about the stranger in her life?

New Beginnings have given the Levesque girls a new start in life, will More Beginnings be another chance for them?


 “This blood-pumping novel will keep the reader hooked until the very end.” InD’tale Magazine

“Do yourself a favor and grab a copy of this wonderful book and fall in love.” (5 star review)

Mat is a sexy, tattooed New Zealander with a strong sense of family and duty and Tiffany is a woman with a past that continues to haunt her. Can Mat help her overcome her demons and move on with the next phase of her life? Come for the romance and stay for the breathtaking scenery. (5 star review)

4 stars – NEW BEGINNINGS is a very emotional read, one that is heartwarming as well as heart wrenching. It gives you hope in the act of human kindness and that good things do happen to good people. I highly recommend this book.

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