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#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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#SnippetSunday “Let’s get you sorted.” #romance #Sundayblog #love #MFRWAuthor


Happy Sunday.
I hope you liked last week’s first snippet of Piper’s story,
another Alinta Bay book.
If you did, please feel free to check out the first books here.
Enjoy ♥

Today’s Snippet

She blinked the memory away before the tears would start again. With a quick flick, she threw away the last bit of the sandwich and crossed the road. Harrison Hendrix was her neighbour’s cousin and although Piper wasn’t best friends with Kristen, they had invited each other to barbeques or the occasional walks along the beach. It was during one of those back yard parties that she’d briefly met Hendrix.  Good looks clearly ran in the family genes.

The door to the reception was open, most likely to let some fresh air in after the humid last couple of days. She gave it a slight knock anyway and the receptionist looked up.

“Piper. How are you coping? Harrison is already waiting for you.”

Piper followed along the small hallway to an office at the other end where Harrison stepped towards, greeting her with a handshake.

“Hello Piper. Would you like to have a coffee or tea?”

She shook her head. “That’s very kind, but not at the moment. Thank you.”

He ushered her into his office where she took a seat on a small double seater. Harrison reached for a notepad and a pen and sat as well. “Let’s get you sorted.”

Just these few words already cause a wave of relief within her.


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“Honest and True” by @JaNeseDixon – @SDSXXTours

Southern Gentlemen Book 3
by Ja’Nese Dixon
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rules are meant to be broken. But what about hearts? Is a second chance possible with this single dad and his sexy off-limits employee?
Rashaad Montgomery is a divorced single dad and one-fifth of Southern Soul Houston. He’s juggling the care of his energetic daughter, managing his multi-billion dollar real estate company, and fighting his secret attraction to Catrina.
Catrina Franklin loves the Montgomery family and can’t remember a day when she didn’t love Rashaad. She gave up all dreams of turning her childhood crush into her man when he married and had a child.
But four years ago, he filed for divorce, then six months ago, he kissed her, igniting hope and unquenchable longing.
She knew their time had finally come, but her hope was dashed again when Rashaad showed up with a date, pretending Catrina was nothing more than a family friend.
Catrina left Houston, returning only to plan the year’s biggest wedding, the Montgomery Double Wedding, a contract she needs to launch her new business.
Rashaad avoids the undeniable pull between them until he comes face-to-face with the very sexy Catrina on the arm of his biggest rival. The reality of his stupid mistake glares at him through her distrusting eyes. And he has two choices: walk away or prove he’s the only man for Catrina Franklin.
A war is waged to prove their friends, not enemies. Each encounter, caress, and secret kiss staged to prove his intentions and love are honest and true. But when history repeats itself, they’ll learn whether love endures all things.
Southern Gentlemen Book 2
Rules are meant to be broken, especially when it comes to this curvy chef and infamous playboy.
Miya Montgomery is the head chef and one-fifth of Southern Soul, a family-owned soul food restaurant. On the heels of a nasty breakup, Miya welcomes the shift in ownership and preparation for expansion. That’s before her brother, Kamal, calls home, his best friend, Dean.
Dean Wellington arrives in Houston, ready to consult the Montgomery family through its management transition, not expecting Little Miya to be the curvy bombshell who steals his heart on sight.
Ignoring their chemistry is impossible. Dean’s sweet smile and steamy eyes scorch through Miya’s clothes and her objections. However, her tattered heart is counting his casualties, refusing to be Dean’s next victim.
Kamal has a strict rule concerning his baby sister: Hands off. But since when has Dean met a rule he didn’t want to break. And Miya’s finding it harder to ignore his independence and Southern charm.
Dean’s hell-bent on making their own rules, and Miya’s worried that when he’s had his fill, he’ll leave her with an irreparable heart. But their late nights have her willing to play with fire, praying…she doesn’t get burned.
NOTE: This story was first featured as a novella in Romantically Ever After Boxed Set except this book is a full length 75k+ novel. You’ll recognize the story but you don’t want to miss seeing these two burn up your device. 😉
Southern Gentlemen Book 1
Kamal’s an ex-football player. Jayda’s a single mother uninterested in another relationship until she sees Kamal with her daughter.
Every rejection will only make his victory sweeter. He plans to lick, taste, and devour her like the delicacy she is until the world, her ex, and Jayda recognize his name tatted on every inch of her curvy body.
Kamal never plays by halves, and Jayda has a thing or two to show this deviously handsome player. But when the past runs an interference, they’ll learn in matters of the heart there are no rules.
USA Today Bestselling author, Ja’Nese Dixon pens tales of romance in various subgenres, including romantic suspense and sweet romance. But her favorites are the ones that manage to keep readers sitting on the edge of their seats lying to themselves about reading “just one more chapter”.
She is an avid reader and coffee drinker living in Houston, Texas with her husband, three children, and diva dog.
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#BookTour “Harvest Wishes” by @JRenwickAuthor @SDSXXTours

Starlight Inn Book 1
by Jessica Anne Renwick
Genre: Sweet Romance
When sparks fly, will they relight an old flame or leave her life in ashes?
A failed marriage. No job. A looming court date to face her abusive ex-husband. Worst of all, she’s had to move back in with her parents. But just when Madison Talbot thinks things can’t get any worse, she bumps into her high school sweetheart—literally. Romance is the last thing Madison needs, especially with the man who once left her high and dry—so she keeps telling herself.
Dylan Stewart returned to Cedar Lake to be with his family after an unimaginable tragedy and is set on staying for good. When Madison moves back to town, he’s got one more reason to make his work-from-home arrangement stick. As the guy who broke her heart first, can he help her see him in a new light?
After reconnecting over festival planning at the Starlight Inn, old feelings between them spark to a flame. But between family meddling and the wounds from Madison’s traumatic past, the ties between them soon begin to unravel.
Can these two learn to face the world together, or are they doomed to repeat their past mistakes?
Jessica is an award-winning author who writes cozy stories with themes around friendship, family, and of course–romance! All of her romance books are sweet and clean. If small towns and happily-ever-afters are your cup of tea, then check out her Starlight Inn series!
She enjoys a hot cup of tea, gardening, animals, consuming an entire novel in one sitting, nerding out with video games, and real-life mountain adventures. Jessica resides in Alberta, Canada on a cozy urban homestead with her loving partner, fluffy backyard farm dogs, four chickens, and an enchanted garden.
Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!
$25 Amazon

#MFRWHooks “…because she had been scared.” #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:

Mia Levesque walked across the street and entered the front yard of Number Forty-Six. Even though she had only been eight years old at the time, she still remembered the day they’d moved in. Number Forty-Six was an old brick-built, English cottage with a small path leading from the gate to two worn-out steps and up to the arched entrance. Although Sophie initially had loved the multi-pane windows with shutters, she had quickly found out how hard it’d been to clean them. Yet, she’d treasured and cared for the flower boxes in front.

Sophie, her older sister, had cried that day they’d seen the house for the first time, because it had been all too much.

Or had it been because she had been scared?

Mia didn’t know, but she was grateful for every single moment since.

And for Mark and Zach.

Mark, who had moved in, and Zach, who lived across the road. There was a lot of love for both of them. As well as a lot of appreciation. She considered herself as very lucky to have both men in her life. And not only because it made her popular with the other girls in her class, but that was an advantage nonetheless.

“Hi, Mia,” Mark greeted as she entered the house.

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.

#BlogTour “Finding Home” by @BarbaraHoward @SDSXXTours

Finding Home Book 1
by Barbara Howard
Genre: Mystery
Traci Simmons has been fired from another job and must decide if it’s time to give up her home and start fresh in another town. But, when her elderly neighbor dies mysteriously, she is pulled into leading a crusade to save the neighbor’s urban farm and find the killer. Through her new and unexpected relationship with these invisible people, Traci faces her own insecurities to learn what home really means.
Backdrop: Homelessness, anxiety, food insecurity, gentrification.
**Only .99 cents!!**
Finding Home Book 2
This is a continuation of the story of Traci Simmons. Her relationship with Officer Randall Wells unfolds and they embark on a new life together. As things get serious, someone from their past designs a scheme to ruin both of their lives. The suspense heats up as Randall becomes a target of the evil Charlotte Carter and it almost destroys his career. And, if that were not bad enough, his love and loyalty to Traci is put to the ultimate test.
Finding Home Book 3
With Traci in his corner, Milo has surmounted every challenge to become a rising star in Faucier County. His journey to success engenders hope to thousands of young people throughout the community. But when a cold case is reopened, it shatters everything he believes about himself and threatens to dismantle his relationships and his new life.
Barbara Howard is a “not-so-cozy” mystery and YA author of a dozen books, including her most recent trilogy, Finding Home Mystery Series; Final Harvest, Charlotte’s Revenge, and Milo’s Journey. Stories with drama without the trauma, crime without the grime. She is a first generation tech geek turned master gardener with a passion for fresh air, vegan cuisine, and tracing her roots. A big city girl with a small town heart, she returned to her family home in the Midwest after an extensive career as a Department of Defense Project Manager at the Pentagon and spends most of her time treasure hunting, spoiling her fur-babies, growing veggies and raising chickens.
She has also published a collection of books on food-related topics, food safety, and heirloom recipe cookbooks under the pen name, Arlene Lee.
Memberships/Affiliations: Mystery Writers of America (MWA), Sisters in Crime (SinC)
Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!
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#SnippetSunday “…the day she skied right into him.” #romance #Sundayblog #love #freeread


Happy Sunday.
I hope you liked last week’s first snippet of Piper’s story,
another Alinta Bay book.
If you did, please feel free to check out the first books here.
Enjoy ♥

Today’s Snippet

A quick glance at her watch told her that she didn’t have much time for lunch, although food was the last thing on her mind. Her stomach disagreed, though. Piper rushed to the bakery, bought a sandwich and made her way to the Hendrix Law Firm. Despite some of the tension easing, she was still scared to her bones, desperately trying to figure out where her marriage had gone so wrong that Cameron would just disappear, no less with all of their belongings. As she walked along the road, eating her lunch, she remembered the first time she’d met him. A giggle escaped her lips as she recalled her school trip to the mountains and the day she skied right into Cameron. They’d both tumbled down the slope for a few metres until they came to a stop, covered in snow. They’d been all right, except Piper’s ego, that’d received a big dint.


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#BlogTour “Cadillac Payback: Rising Tide” by AJ Elmore @MissVish @InkSlingerPR

Today we have the blog tour for
AJ Elmore’s romantic suspense,
Cadillac Payback: Rising Tide.
Check it out and be sure to catch up on the series today!

Title: Cadillac Payback: Rising Tide
Author: AJ Elmore
Genre: Romantic Suspense

About Cadillac Payback: Rising Tide

It has been a year since the fire in the Ninth Ward that solidified Maria’s place in the ranks of her grandmother’s operation. Though tensions are high among her remaining crew, things seem to be going well…until Abuela starts moving pieces and changing the ranks. Suspicions ride even higher when Isaiah shows up well after he left the life behind, and without an explanation. Will Maria be able to hold it together, or will she lose Joshua and Frederick, as well? What part does Isaiah play?

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Catch up on the series with Cadillac Payback!

About Cadillac Payback:

An old Cadillac and a gun are all she has left of her brother. Three men stand ready to follow her into the darkest pits of hell to avenge him. The Cadillac leads them down a swamp road lined with ghosts, consequence and the tangled web of business and pleasure, into the underbelly of New Orleans crime as she fights for vengeance for her brother.

Joshua was just a rookie, a kid caught up in a drug ring. It’s fun and dangerous, all easy, until it kills his best friend and drags what’s left of his companions into a war. All he knows is he would walk into hell with her, and she might ask before it’s over…

Isaiah thought he’d seen everything—but watching Charlie die tore the world apart. The regime is changing, and with the new leader come more questions than answers. He was Charlie’s right hand, but what will he be to her?

Frederick came up on the streets, learned fast and hard and dirty. His past has always been a sticking point for the group, but one person has never questioned him, and he’ll do anything for her…

Maria never wanted to take over Charlie’s operation. But with her brother dead, and vengeance the only thing she has left, she makes her first decision: drag Charlie’s killers down.

It might just be her last.

About AJ Elmore:

AJ is a beach migrant and part-time muse. She enjoys the exploration of genres vast and the search for untold worlds. A writer-for-fun since childhood, she has also been known to be a superhero, a gunslinger, and, occasionally, a waitress. She lives on an island, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and some tattoos. She is most easily found at the water’s edge.

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