Happy Release Day to Red Hot Holidays Anthology! w/a rafflecopter giveaway!

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Red Hot Holidays Anthology
by: Lacey Silks, Blair Babylon, Olivia Rigal, Shannon Macallan, Sarah M. Cradit, Daizie Draper, J.C. Valentine, JC Andrijeski, Mira Bailee, Daisy Prescott, V.J. Chambers, Alison Foster, Jacqueline Sweet, Gillian Cherry, Ella Dominguez, Amity Wilde, Jazzmyn Wolfe, Felicia Tatum
Publication Date: October 1, 2015
Genres: Adult, Anthology, Erotic, Romance

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Synopsis: Forget shopping. Forget wrapping. Spend the holidays with these 17 gorgeous alpha males. They have something they’d like to put in your stockings, because they’re definitely on Santa’s naughty list in these 17 all-new stories.

NYT, USA Today, and top-selling authors have banded together to bring you 17 all-new, sweet to sexy books about love, romance, and the holidays. Take a break and rip open this boxed set to cuddle up with these romantic comedy, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance books. These authors have pulled out all the stops, bringing back some of your favorite characters from their bestselling series for one more bite at the fruitcake or penning stories about new characters and new love!

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Perfectly Kissed ~ Lacey Silks. Mistletoes, sneaky best friend and an old lady, coerce best friends and former lovers, Millie and Dave, to reunite for Christmas Holidays.

Montreux ~ Blair Babylon. Wulf von Hannover and Rae Stone are about to marry in Montreux, but Wulf’s aristocratic father makes one last attempt to derail the wedding.

Home Bound ~ Olivia Rigal and Shannon Macallan. Trapped by a storm in a cozy, a voluptuous architect and a sexy TV news reporter melt the ice by a roaring fire.

A Band of Heather ~ Sarah M. Cradit. Colleen and Noah belong to two very different worlds, but a band of heather changes their lives forever.

Christmas on the Run ~ Daizie Draper. Wannabe rock star Tristan runs from a dangerous bookie and falls for the girl he’s only using as his perfect escape.

Noel: A Blue Collar Christmas ~ J.C. Valentine. Nurse Noel Walker doesn’t date patients, but Officer Hunter Davis won’t give up until he slaps the cuffs on.

Black Christmas ~ JC Andrijeski. Quintin Black vanishes, leaving Miri alone after a harrowing ordeal in Thailand. Will she forgive him in time for Christmas?

Winter Tryst ~ Mira Bailee. One destroyed marriage. Two broken hearts. When Sean visits Lyla to say goodbye, winter’s magic forces the lovers to face the painful truth.

Give and Take ~ Daisy Prescott. You never know who will show up at the Sip ’n Stroll in Langley. Someone’s pregnant. Someone’s engaged. And someone’s getting a puppy.

Slow and Steady ~ V. J. Chambers. When danger interrupts Christmas shopping, Leigh and her husband Griffin sizzle.

Take Me Home ~ Alison Foster. All my Christmas wishes were snatched away by an evil brute. What can you do when the man you hate most makes your mouth water?

Bearfield Snowed In ~ Jacqueline Sweet. A hunter tracking her prey finds herself snowed in with a sexy shifter. Is he her mortal enemy or her fated mate?

My Cowboy Soldier ~ Gillian Cherry. Holidays draw lovers and families together, except when war tears them apart.

A Cub for Christmas ~ Ella Dominguez. This May-December romance burns up the pages when Aricelli realizes that unwrapping her Christmas package is only half the fun.

Rosy Cheeks ~ Amity Wilde. Good things sometimes come in unlikely packages. When an online flirt stumbles into Karen’s very real life, he might be just what she needs.

A Beary Merry Christmas ~ Jazzmyn Wolfe. After a season of frustration and pain, will curvy Kassandra and Brendan finally have a beary merry Christmas?

Alec’s First Christmas ~ Felicia Tatum. Daphne and Zander welcomed their baby boy, Alec, and their lives changed forever. Alec’s first Christmas is approaching and with it, magical surprises for his parents.

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Maneater
by Ellie Meade
Publication Date: December 15, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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Sex doesn’t have to come with strings attached. The picking of who and where on a moment’s whim is the ultimate control. No names, no exchanging of numbers, and repeat encounters are most definitely out of the question.

Keeping life simple and forthright are Ivy’s daily goals. She believes love is for the weak and naive. A vexatious burden she chooses to avoid. The notorious, cutthroat CEO of Hardt Beat Fashion Magazine refuses to waste her time on people who don’t serve a purpose.

When Ivy enters a seductive new club looking for her next brief hook up, she collides with Greyson—the biggest paradox she has ever encountered. He’s out to live life to the fullest. Hot women, bottle service, and blood-pumping music is a nightly occurrence for the skilled, headlining DJ.

At first touch, they have nothing in common but skin-biting, adrenaline-filled, mind-shattering sex. Is that enough for a repeat performance? Their palpable pull is a new experience for the casual twosome. And Greyson’s erotic pursuit makes it difficult for Ivy to initially say no.

When their attraction constrains Ivy’s glass-like exterior, she insists on creating ground rules. Rules are made for protection, but as we all know, rules are also made to be broken, and Greyson won’t stop till he breaks every single one.

ABOUT ELLIE MEADE

I am a total book whore. I can’t get enough of my book boyfriends! Just when I think I’m totally in love with one of them, I start another book and fall in love again. It’s a vicious cycle, but I wouldn’t want it any other way. I am a reader first and a writer second. It has always been that way and I don’t ever plan on changing it. So if you are an author and would like me to read your work, please feel free to send it my way!!

Happy Release Day to The Joy of Comfort Eating by Suzanne Jefferies w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @suzannjefferies

 

Title: The Joy of Comfort Eating
Author: Suzanne Jefferies
Series: Standalone
Genre: Chick Lit/Romance/Erotica
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing
Release Date: Nov 17
Edition/Formats: eBook & Print
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It’s the worst day of Charlie Everson’s life. Not only can she no longer fit into her clothes—disaster for any public relations director—but also her first love, the sexy super-successful Brian Tendai, is her new CEO, the last person she ever expected to run into. Seeing him again tumbles Charlie back into her past. There are still so many unanswered questions: he’s convinced she left him, she’s convinced he left her. Charlie minimizes the ‘ex’ factor. Tell that to her emotions that are running wild.
But Brian’s not there to rekindle their romance. He’s overseeing Queenswood Communications’ recent merger after a hostile takeover. Guess whose name is at the top of the list?
They agree to one night together, just the one, then it’s back to business as normal. Or is it?

The Joy of Comfort Eating is a contemporary romance novel set in cosmopolitan Johannesburg.

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Welcome to the worst day of my life. What the hell do I wear?

CHARLIE EVERSON SURVEYED HER CLOTHES CLOSET—a three-sided cubicle—with two sections of hanging space, and row upon row of wooden shelves harboring multi-colored garments.

Unwearable.

The wrong size.

Or were once the right size. Back then. But that was then. Now her clothes needed to be bigger, roomier, like marshmallows blown up in the microwave. One size up. No, two sizes up. Even three sizes. Sizes less revealing of the flesh that lay beneath.

It’s not like he’d remember her. Besides, plenty of people were called Brian Tendai. Weren’t they? It was probably a coincidence.

Charlie rooted through a pile of casual shirts slumped against the side of the closet. They smelled of wet wood and Angel by Thierry Mugler. Extracting a crumpled, black tank top with white deodorant marks staining the underarms, she sniffed the fabric before throwing it onto her bed. Then, from another pile that had given up the fight, she found a matching black short sweater—wrinkled. The sweater landed on the tank top with a soft plop, not unlike the sound of a soft serve vanilla, molding into a sugar cone.

Fate wouldn’t drag him back to her in the form of her new boss, now would it? No one had such a sick sense of humor.

Charlie groaned as she spotted her rounded body, a reflection of white flesh sculpted into vase-like curves. For a split second, her eyes registered the slackness of her stomach. She slammed the image shut, tugging her gray panties up around her ass. No wonder James didn’t come around as much as he used to. Who’d blame him?

Scuttling over to her purse, she yanked out a Snickers bar, took a bite, replaced the wrapper, and stuffed it back into the purse.

And, if it was the same Brian, he was probably married with two-point-four children by now. And had a beer belly. And had aged about forty years or so. Though he’d only be thirty now, give or take.

Out came the Snickers bar. One more bite.

Put it back, Everson, put it back.

The Snickers bar retreated.

Besides, that Brian Tendai was there to slice and dice his way through the Queenswood staff. It could not possibly be her Brian. Well, just Brian now. Not hers, not anymore.

Dragging the tank top off the bed, she pulled it over her hair. She then tossed on the black sweater, tugged at a loose thread, and surveyed herself in the mirror when she noticed the nametag hanging out. Off went the sweater, before she put it on the correct way around.

Maybe I should wear a suit. Look professional?

James always pointed out that she could probably do a bit more toward addressing her corporate image. James would. He looked as though he’d been born with a collar and tie.

Her suit hung, pin-striped and pressed. Best she look professional. Pin-striped, pressed and tiny. Far too tiny.

She checked her phone. Still no missed calls. No WhatsApp messages. No nothing. James hadn’t called all weekend. It was so over with him. Just as soon as she worked up the guts to actually tell him.

Charlie tugged again at the loose thread on the sweater, this time managing to snap it off causing the material to pucker at the cuff.

Out came the Snickers bar. Nibble, nibble, picking the chocolate off the top. Then, one, two, three, she devoured the whole thing. Charlie checked the empty wrapper for any renegade chocolate dregs before stuffing it into the far depths of her purse.

With her fingers, she snapped at her pantie elastic. Then, flicking through the Rolodex of skinny person pants hanging in her closet, she wondered about wearing jeans.

Shouldn’t have eaten that. This is no doubt why James hasn’t called or WhatsAppe’d.

Hadn’t he mentioned just the other day that it might be an idea for her to actually use her gym membership?

Charlie turned to her pile of folded skirts, passing the hanging rail of skirts altogether, choosing a denim patchwork skirt. Like the folds of a hot air balloon, it curved up at the waist and fell to calf-length. Perfect.

Wriggling and wiggling, the zip refused to budge. Sliding around on her unmade bed, sinking into the feathery duvet, she heaved in her stomach, tucking her flesh under the folds of the skirt.

A straight jacket of denim.

Now shoes.

Row upon row of shoes rose up from the dusty wood floor. Red stilettos, gold gladiator sandals with a beaded finish, black velvet lace-ups with blue satin bows, red suede knee-length riding boots, and pale pink flip-flops—like prawn cocktail spooned into clam shells.

Charlie picked out one of her few pairs of flat shoes; black, shiny patent, backless brothel creepers that slap-clacked on the floor.

“Anytime you’re ready,” called a voice from downstairs. Shelley. Housemate.

After a quick rifle through the jewelry box for the requisite gold hoops, she glanced in the mirror. A fat stranger looked back. Dragging her wet towel off the floor, she hurled it over the mirror.

Her tongue swept over her mouth, the chocolate taste lingering between her teeth.

Shelley’s voice was a whip crack. “Charlie, if we don’t leave, we’re going to hit the damn Jo’burg traffic.”

Charlie moved.

Shelley stood in the kitchen, a pristine vision in a whiter-than-white pressed shirt, and black pants ironed into submission, tapping her neatly clad shoe on the floor as she rapped out her passive resentment.

“I was ready ages ago,” Shelley replied, dragging the word out whilst pouring the remainder of her undrunk coffee down the sink, watching as the steady flow of liquid dribbled away. “Do you mind if we stop at Woolworths on our way?”

Charlie eyed up a crème egg that sat next to the microwave.

“And, Charlie, remember today’s an important day,” said Shelley, following Charlie’s gaze.

“I hadn’t forgotten,” said Charlie, lifting an apple from the fruit bowl.

“It’s so exciting, all the changes with the merger.”

“Gripping. Let’s go, then,” Charlie muttered, finding her car keys and making for the door.

“And what do you think our new CEO, Brian Tendai’s, like?”

His name on her lips.

 

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Audio Tour of He Completes Me (The Family Series) by Cardeno C. w/a rafflecopter giveaway!

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He Completes Me: Home Collection

Written by: Cardeno C.

Narrated by: Alexander Collins

Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins

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Release Date:09-22-15

Publisher: The Romance Authors, LLC

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Not even his mother’s funeral can convince self-proclaimed party boy Zach Johnson to tone down his snark or think about settling down. He is who he is, and he refuses to change for anyone. When straight-laced, compassionate Aaron Paulson claims he’s falling for him, Zach is certain Aaron sees him as another project, one more lost soul for the idealistic Aaron to save. But Zach doesn’t need to be fixed, and he refuses to be with someone who sees him as broken.

Patience is one of Aaron’s many virtues. He has waited years for a man who can share his heart and complete his life, and he insists Zach is the one. Pride, fear, and old hurts wither in the wake of Aaron’s adoring loyalty, and as Zach reevaluates his perceptions of love and family, he finds himself tempted to believe in the impossible: a happily ever after.

©2013 Cardeno C. (P)2015 Cardeno C.

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Cardeno C. – CC to friends – is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few “awwws” into a reader’s day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno’s stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever- after sunset.

Cardeno’s Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/M Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, “You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day.”

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Blog Tour for Until Forever Comes in Audio by Cardeno C w/a rafflecopter giveaway!

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Until Forever Comes: Mates Collection

A sensitive wolf shifter and a vicious vampire challenge history, greed, and the very fabric of their beings in order to stay together until forever comes.

Plagued by pain and weakness all his life, Ethan Abbatt is a wolf shifter who can’t shift. Hoping to find an honorable death by joining his packmates in a vampire attack, Ethan instead learns two things: Draining his blood releases his pain and his wolf, and he has a true mate: a vampire named Miguel.

More than four centuries old, strong, powerful, and vicious, Miguel Rodriguez walks through life as a shadow, without happiness or affection. When a young shifter tells Miguel they’re true mates, destined to be together, Miguel sends him away. But Ethan is persistent, and being together comes so naturally that Miguel can’t resist for long. The challenge is keeping themselves alive so they can stay by each other’s side until forever comes.

 

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Cardeno C. – CC to friends – is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few “awwws” into a reader’s day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno’s stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever- after sunset.

Cardeno’s Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/M Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, “You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day.”

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