COVER REVEAL: Dirty by Kylie Scott

Eeeeek!!! We are getting a Stage Dive spin-off series, and today, we get to see the cover of the first book in this new series. Feast your eyes on Dirty… ♥

Expected release date: 5 Apr 2016


The last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a broken hearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that comes with her.

Lydia Green doesn’t know whether to burn down the church or sit and cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it’s with his best man is another thing all together. She narrowly escapes tying the knot and meets Vaughan only hours later.

Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessman she thought she’d marry. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and unsettled. But she already tried Mr. Right and discovered he’s all wrong-maybe it’s time to give Mr. Right Now a chance.

After all, what’s wrong with getting dirty?


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Dive Bar is a spin-off from the Stage Dive series…

LICK_new play Lead Deep

LickMy Review | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Paperback
PlayMy Review | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Paperback
LeadMy Review | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Paperback
Deep: My ReviewAmazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Paperback

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COVER REVEAL: To Love Jason Thorn by Ella Maise

“If I kiss you, will you wake up and play?”

A new standalone brother’s-best-friend romance, feast your eyes on the gorgeous new cover of To Love Jason Thorn… ♥

Expected release date: TBA

Jason Thorn… My brother’s childhood friend.

Oh, how stupidly in love with that boy I was. He was the first boy that made me blush, my first official crush. Sounds beautiful so far, right? That excitement that bubbles up inside you, those famous butterflies you feel for the very first time—he was the reason for them all. But, you only get to live in that fairytale world until they crush your hopes and dreams and then stomp on your heart for good measure. And boy did he crush my little heart into pieces.

After the stomping part he became the boy I did my best to stay away from—and let me tell you, it was pretty hard to do when he slept in the room right across from mine.

When tragedy struck his family and they moved away, I was ready to forget he ever existed.

Now he is a movie star, the one who makes women of all ages go into a screaming frenzy, the one who makes everyone swoon with that dimpled smile of his. Do you think that’s dreamy? I certainly don’t think so. How about me coming face to face with him? Nope still not dreamy. Not when I can’t even manage to look him in the eye.

Me? I’m Olive, a new writer. Actually, I’m THE writer of the book that inspired the movie he is about to star in on the big screen. As of late, I am also referred to as the oh-so-very-lucky girl who is about to become the wife of Jason Thorn.

Maybe you’re thinking yet again that this is all so dreamy? Nope, nothing dreamy going on here. Not even close.


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COVER REVEAL & EXCERPT: The Play by Karina Halle

A new standalone novel about another McGregor hunk, this one a brooding, hot as sin Scottish rugby player with a soft spot for rescuing dogs!! A spin-off from The Pact and The Offer, feast your eyes on the stunning cover of The Play… ♥

Expected release date: 27 October 2015

A troubled Scottish rugby player who doesn’t play by the rules.
A vivacious man-eater who’s given up on love.
When it comes to Lachlan and Kayla, opposites don’t just attract – they explode.

Kayla Moore has always been comfortable with her feisty, maneating reputation. At least it was fine until she hit her thirties and saw her best friends Stephanie and Nicola settle down with Linden and Bram McGregor, leaving Kayla to be the odd one out. Tired of being the third wheel with nothing but one-night stands and dead-end dates in San Francisco, Kayla decides to take a vow of celibacy and put men on the backburner.

That is until she lays her eyes on Linden and Bram’s cousin, hot Scot Lachlan McGregor. Lachlan is her sexual fantasy come to life – tall, tatted, and built like a Mack truck. With a steely gaze and successful rugby career back in Edinburgh, he’s the kind of man that makes her want to throw her vow right out the window. But Lachlan’s quiet and intense demeanor makes him a hard man to get to know, let alone get close to.

It isn’t until the two of them are thrown together one long, unforgettable night that Kayla realizes there is so much more to this brooding macho man than what meets the eye. But even with sparks flying between the two, Lachlan can’t stay in America forever. Now, Kayla has to decide whether to uproot her whole life and chance it all on someone she barely knows or risk getting burned once again.

Sometimes love is a game that just needs to be played.


I casually fish my phone out of my purse to check but there’s nothing on the screen except for my Orphan Black wallpaper. I get in line for coffee instead and hope that I’m not being stood up.

I’m almost at the cashier – five minutes has crawled by and I want to stab everyone in the lineup with a stir stick – when I feel a presence to the side of me. It’s more than a presence. I feel eclipsed.

“Kayla?” Just one rough, Scotch-soaked word and I’m dessert all over again.

Play it cool, play it cool.

I turn to face him. I look up. And up. And I give him the biggest grin in the world. I’m surprised my tongue doesn’t loll out of my mouth.

“Oh, hi!” I say, way too enthusiastically. “Lachlan, right?”

He frowns. Obviously not endeared by my raging awkwardness.

“Uh, yeah. Sorry I’m late. Still finding my way around.”

I know I should look away. Say something else, even. Maybe “It’s not a problem, what would you like to drink?” or something.

But I can’t. I am rendered speechless by this man. I am Jell-O, putty and other soft, mouldable substances. I am anything but Kayla Moore when I am around Lachlan McGregor.

So I stare at him. Black jeans, nicely fitted, a dark grey flannel shirt that looks cozy enough to sleep in and plays up the breadth of his chest and shoulders. In the natural light of the ferry building, his eyes are lighter, leaning more towards grey-green, like the water of San Francisco Bay. The more he frowns at me, his lightly tanned forehead scrunching together into deep, craggy lines, the more I like it. I feel like I’m being examined. Scrutinized. And he looks rough. Dangerous. I want him to spill all his secrets.


I barely hear the words uttered from behind me. Lachlan looks over my shoulder, then tilts his head at me.

“You’re wanted,” he says in his thick brogue.

“Oh?” I ask coyly.

He jerks his chin at the barista at the counter. “It’s your turn.”

Right. That. I smile again and I know it reads pure goof. So much for being sexy. Or even tolerable.

I turn and give the barista my attention. I quickly order an almond milk latte for myself.

“What would you like?” I ask Lachlan.

“Tea, black,” he answers.

“Oooh, black tea, living dangerously,” I tease him.

He doesn’t smile back. He just stares at me, brow furrowed, like I’m too stupid to live.

Well isn’t this going just great. I remind myself that I’m not here to win Lachlan over, to be sexy, cute, funny or anything that I normally am. I’m here to write about Bram’s stupid charity. I find myself cursing the Scot once again.

I pay and then step off to the side while we wait for our drinks.

Lachlan reaches into his jeans and pulls out two rumpled dollar bills, holding it out for me.

“What’s this?” I ask.

“For the tea,” he says gruffly and shakes it at me.

“Thanks,” I tell him, “but it’s on me. Don’t worry.”

He grunts something then reaches over to the counter and sticks the money in the tip jar, which gets an appreciative thank you from the overworked barista.

Thankfully he gets his tea right away and my latte doesn’t take long either, so we don’t have to stand around awkwardly while I think about things to say. It’s funny, I had spent all morning going over questions I was going to ask him but now that he was here, standing in front of me, I could barely remember where I worked.

“So,” I say to him, wishing I had wrote my questions down on my phone instead of on the notepad. That I had left at the office. “Do you want to take a stroll outside?”

He nods, taking a sip of his tea, his eyes darting everywhere else except me.

I clear my throat and we walk side-by-side away from the coffee shop and past the market stalls. It’s actually a good place to meet someone you don’t know – there’s lots to look at.

But of course all I want to do is look at him, even though I get the feeling that my eyes constantly roving all over him isn’t that appreciated. It’s just that it’s hard when you’re walking beside a beast of a man. I feel so tiny in his shadow.

“Have you done interviews before?” I ask.

He gives me a sidelong glance. “Have you?”

I grimace, feeling sheepish. “Uh, well, not really. This is my first one. I mean, legitimately. In university I wrote for the school paper but that was a fucking long time ago.”

He nods. Another sip of tea. “Bram mentioned that.”

“What else did he mention?”

“That this could help get him some attention.”

“Him?” I repeat. “Aren’t you in this as much as he is?”

Lachlan shrugs. “Not really. I just helped out with what I could.”

We come to the doors leading outside to the docks and he holds one open for me. Well, at least he hasn’t forgotten his manners.

“Thank you,” I tell him. He makes a dismissive noise in return.

The air is beautifully fresh outside and seems to clear my head. The sun shines down with ferocity we rarely see this time of year.

“So back to you,” I say, bringing it around. “Have you done lots of interviews before? I mean, I don’t know, you must be used to it with rugby. Aren’t rugby players celebrities over there?”

Another nod. “I’ve done some.”

We pause at the railing overlooking the ferries, watching seagulls wheel overhead, and I wonder if I should start taking notes. Then again, he hasn’t really given me any information yet.

“And what rugby team do you play for back in Scotland? I heard you represented the country at the World Cup.”

“I play for Edinburgh. And I was in the last two world cups.”

“Did you win?” I ask hopefully.

He turns his head to look at me and shakes it ever so slightly. I could swear he almost looks amused. “No.”

“Aw, that sucks,” I say because I’m not really sure what the right response is.

He shrugs. Leans against the railing and stares off into the distance. The breeze ruffles his hair slightly, gold brown highlights catch in the sun.

I do the same and lean on the rail beside him, my arms looking like toothpicks in comparison to his, his sleeves rolled up to showcase thick forearms. I glance over the tattoos and when I look up, he’s staring down at me. I’m not sure he realizes how intense his gaze can be and it takes a lot for me to look away.

“Do your tattoos tell a story?” I manage to say.

He keeps on staring, completely unreadable. Then he looks down at his arm and it flexs beautifully. “Everything tells a story.”

Now it’s my turn to give him the eye. “Do you mind elaborating?”

“Will my tattoos help with the article?”

“It might,” I tell him, starting to get a bit frustrated at how un-forthcoming he is.

But still, he doesn’t elaborate.

“So how was the no pants party?” he asks, adjusting his stance so he’s facing me.

I blink at him. “What?”

He looks me up and down. “When I first saw you, you had a shirt on that said ‘no pants party’.”

He’s joking, right? I find myself scrutinizing him just as he does to me. Then his mouth, that gorgeous, luscious mouth, quirks up, just a bit. It’s subtle but it’s the closest thing I’ve seen on him to a smile.

“Pants are usually a waste of time,” I tell him. “The only reason I’m wearing them now is because my work expects me to be ‘professional’,” I add, using air quotes.

“How would they know if you’re wearing pants or not?” he asks and then cranes his head to look at my ass.

I’m both flattered that he’s looking and hella confused as to why. I frown. “Huh?”

“Oh,” he says, bringing his gaze back to me. “In the UK, pants is another word for underwear. Thought you had a predisposition to go commando.”

I laugh. “No, no. Well, I do. I mean, underwear is a waste of time really. But no, the shirt was about…anyway it doesn’t matter.”

“I agree,” he says.

“About what?”

“Pants being a waste of time.”

My mind goes wild. I’m picturing him not only without any pants on, but with no underwear either. I try and keep my eyes focused on his upper body instead of looking for a dick imprint and getting an idea of what nude Lachlan really looks like.

“Of course,” he continues, “it’s smart to wear them during a match. You’d be surprised how many times your shorts get pulled down during a tackle.”

And my imagination explodes. “The other guys pull down your shorts?” My brain is suddenly bombarded by images of him wearing tight little shorts while other big, burly men pull them down. Dicks flying everywhere.

He looks me over. “Have you ever seen a rugby game?”

“No. But if you wear shorts and other men are constantly pulling them down, I may have to start watching it.”


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Because the hero in this novel has a soft spot for rescuing dogs, $1 from all pre-orders of The Play will be donated to Best Friends Animal Society, Bad Rap, ASPCA and other animal charities that focus on rescues, adoption and fostering for dogs and cats. If you know of a deserving animal charity that needs attention and her donations, please let Karina know by emailing her with the headline “Save the Puppies”. Hopefully, enough money will be raised to make a difference in the animal’s lives. Every preorder counts!

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Standalone novels with interrelated characters

The Pact: My ReviewAmazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | iBooks | Paperback
The OfferAmazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | iBooks | Paperback
The Play: Amazon USAmazon UK | Amazon CA | iBooks

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COVER REVEAL: Turbulence by Whitney Gracia Williams

As he gripped my hips, I could only think about the words he’d said months ago.
“We share our bodies, not our lives…”

A new standalone novel by the author of the phenomenal Reasonable Doubt series is coming!!! Feast your eyes on the cover of Turbulence… ♥

Expected release date: 22 October 2015


Fuck me recklessly
Kiss me harder.
Take me again and again…

He and I met under a cloud of clichés:
Boy meets girl. Boy charms girl. Boy fucks girl.
Our story was supposed to end right after the orgasms, right after we went our separate ways.

But then we saw each other again…
And neither of us could walk away.

Our rules were simple.
Our passion was scandalous.
Our hearts were supposed to be safe…

But when you find something so all-consuming—something so intoxicating and inescapable, you’ll risk everything you’ve ever had, even if you’re destined to crash and burn.

This is us.
This is our messed up love.
This is turbulence.

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COVER REVEAL: The Fifteenth Minute by Sarina Bowen

The next standalone instalment in The Ivy Years series is coming next month and today, we get to see its delicious cover!! Feast your eyes on The Fifteenth Minute… ♥

Expected release date: 13 October 2015

Freshman Lianne Challice is known to millions of fans as Princess Vindi. But sometimes a silver screen sorceress just wants to hang up her wand, tell her manager to shove it, and become a normal college student. Too bad that’s harder than it looks.

She’s never lived a normal life. She hasn’t been to school since kindergarten. And getting close to anyone is just too risky — the last boy she kissed sold the story to a British tabloid.

But she can’t resist trying to get close to Daniel “DJ” Trevi, the hot, broody guy who spins tunes for hockey games in the arena. Something’s haunting his dark eyes, and she needs to know more.

DJ’s genius is for expressing the mood of the crowd with a ten second song snippet. With just a click and a fade, he can spread hope, pathos or elation among six thousand screaming fans.

Too bad his college career is about to experience the same quick fade-out as one of his songs. He can’t get close to Lianne, and he can’t tell her why. And the fact that she seems to like him at all? Incredible.


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The Ivy Years reading order and purchase links

The Year We Fell DownAmazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Paperback
The Year We Hid AwayAmazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Paperback
Blonde Date (novella): Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Paperback
The Understatement of the YearAmazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Paperback
The Shameless HourAmazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Paperback
The Fifteenth MinuteAmazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA

Books 1-3 + Novella BundleAmazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA

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COVER REVEAL: Fade to Red by Willow Aster

“He put his hand on her cheek and whispered, “If you won’t help me remember, will you at least let me help you forget?”

True Love Story left my mind spinning in so many directions, everything I thought I had believed about relationships and true love having been shaken, questioned, stretched beyond my own limits of familiarity. And now we are getting a new standalone novel featuring characters from this amazing novel!!! Feast your eyes on Fade to Red… ♥

Expected release date: 21 September 2015


Dancing in pop superstar Beckham Woods’ entourage was the last thing Roxie wanted. Her life with little Leo was blissfully ordinary; she didn’t have time for the drama that stirring up old memories would surely cause.

But when Roxie took a spot on an international tour with Woods and rock icon Ian Sterling, the lure of financial security and her passion for dance pulled her into an emotional storm that threatened to spin out of control and hurt the ones she loved most.

Just as she began to adjust to her new life, it became apparent that danger was in the shadows, waiting for a chance to move…

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COVER REVEAL: Dirty English by Ilsa Madden-Mills

A new fighter romance from the author of the incredible Briarcrest Academy series, feast your eyes on Dirty English… ♥

Expected release date: 12 October 2015

A scarred fighter.
A girl with rules.
One night of unbridled passion.

There are three things you need to know about Elizabeth Bennett: she’s smart as a whip, always in control, and lives by a set of carefully crafted rules. She’s learned the hard way that people you love the most always hurt you in the end.

But then she meets Declan Blay, the new neighbor at her apartment complex.

A tattooed British street fighter, he’s the campus bad boy she’s supposed to avoid, but when he saves her from a frat party gone bad, all her rules about sex and love fly out the window.

She gives him one night of unbridled passion, but he longs for more.

With only a cardboard-thin wall separating their bedrooms, he dreams of possessing the vulnerable girl next door forever.

One night. Two damaged hearts. The passion of a lifetime.

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Other Books by this Author
Very Bad Things
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Very Bad Things: My reviewAmazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CAPaperback
Very Wicked Beginnings (novella): Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CAPaperback
Very Wicked ThingsAmazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CAPaperback
Very Twisted ThingsAmazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Paperback

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