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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

"Love by Pranks" by Sunniva Dee


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Love by Pranks
by Sunniva Dee

Love by Pranks by Sunniva Dee

Love by Pranks by Sunniva Dee has just been released and is available for only $0.99 for a limited time. Join the release day party on 28 November for fun, games, and giveaways.



Description
There were three things I, Kitty Hoskins, didn’t know when I moved into the all-girls, non-sorority house Blossom Field Avenue #246:
1) The house opposite ours, #247, is home to the gorgeous jerks of the Iota Fraternity.
2) Lucian Spencer Anderson lives in #247 and is possibly the hottest stripper-slash-social-science student you’ll ever meet.
3) #246 (The Blossoms) and #247 (The Dudes) have the longest standing, most ruthless prank war in the history of rivalries. The only thing the two houses agree on is that they live and breathe for the next battle.
Funny then that the real challenge is the one I never saw coming: an alliance with Lucian Spencer Anderson. When a cold winter threatens the stray cats of Deepsilver, our mutual love for animals forces us to team up. Bad, right? Well, it gets worse: we’re going to need the cooperation of our two houses to pull this thing off.


Excerpt
Worms. It’s midnight in my non-sorority house, and that’s everyone’s vote. I can’t support the Blossom girls’ original wish, though: worms are animals too, and we can’t just prank people with living beings. So that’s why we’re baking. At midnight. It’s Guns’ at the Dude house’s birthday tomorrow, and we will give him a cake for his birthday.
“It’s so genius. You see that, right?” Ninni truly looks like a cartoon character right now. She’s wearing some sort of chef outfit with one of those hats, only it’s violet, offsetting her canary yellow apron.
“I don’t know. Why would they eat it if it comes from us?” I ask. “Don’t they know it’s going to be a prank?”
“That’s the beauty of it—they won’t know! You know how we have prank rules?”
“That only you guys know,” I say, “and they don’t.”
“Yep, except from the no-food-pranks rule.”
“And now we’re breaking it??”
“Exactly! Also, the celebration’s going to be crazy, they’ll have fifty million drunk people hanging out, and they’ll never see it coming.”
Great. I have trustworthy roommates.
“Which means they won’t know we’ve filled the cake with mealworms.” I lift one eyebrow.
Saki waggles both of hers. “Wait and see. Gun’s gonna find out at exactly the right time, and he’s going to shit himself!”
Seraphina tips the frozen mealworms into the flour with practiced hands. It’s as if they do this every weekend. She stirs in sugar, even adds eggs and vanilla essence. When she brings out the orange blossom oil for additional fragrance, what’s-her-name removes it, murmuring about tossing pearls for swine. Seraphina bobs out her agreement.
Frozen mealworms. Those little fuckers are nasty-looking. I have to admit, I’m not much for worms in the first place, but I don’t want them to die if I can help it. Being that these fuckers are already dead, it’s a pretty cool payback for the ladybugs.
Once upon a time, there was a horde of knights in not-exactly-shining armor coming to the rescue of a horde of ladies. Aka, the gross dead mealworms helping all the ladybugs. Who are still alive. Okay, so not helping them, but doing the revenge dance. Dead. In the Dudes’ stomachs.
Bedtime isn’t really bedtime when you have itty bitty puppies. We’re in and out of bed—some of the girls using the litter pans for their babies, while others (Saki) swears she’s going to teach hers to pee in the backyard even if it means no sleep at all. At least she’s taking it seriously.
At breakfast everyone’s sleepy, even the Blossoms without puppies.
“Blue dye for the cake glazing,” Ninni proclaims as she twines her pigtails into Leia buns over her ears.
“Not pink?” someone says in a sad tone.
“The Dudes are so stupid they think they’ll be emasculated by eating anything pink,” she replies.
“Also, it matches your outfit.”
“Which I’m not wearing tonight. I’ll wear pink,” she says, laughing.
“You’ll wear pink so the dudes don’t get tempted into flirting with you?” I ask.
“Funny enough,” Seraphina says, lifting a diamond-crusted nail in the air. “They’re all about pink when it comes to women.”
Prank wars I’ve never been a part of before. I have no brothers and only one sister, and she’s the daintiest princess you ever met, so not much experience with tricks at all. I guess it’s the clique feeling in Blossom Field Avenue #246 that I’m enjoying. Us against the Dudes.
Yep, I am liking this!
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Praise for the Book
“I really really loved this book, it was like being on a crazy train going full stream ahead into Romcom heaven. It takes you on an hilarious ride, and you don't want to get off. It's funny, and witty and Sunniva's writing is comically fantastic and the characters she has created I just adored, they were so easy to love. It is a brilliant and enjoyable read which I highly recommend.” ~ Cat Wright
“She does it again... This author consistently impresses and amazes me with the characters she has running through her head. It was funny, cute, and super HOT, all of which are classic Sunniva Dee. I loved the other characters also (my favorite is Picasso) and can't wait for their stories. As far as Lucian and Kitty go, I loved their journey, chuckled throughout and the background plots really kept me turning the pages. I'm really satisfied with their ending and I hope we get to revisit them in future books, especially if there are drunk conversations involved.” ~ joskypay
“… this book had me laughing so hard that my stomach started hurting. While reading you will be rooting for the couples and waiting to see what they come up with next. I definitely would recommend this book to anyone who loves great pranks and an awesome love story.” ~ kathleen page
“Oh my god! I haven't laughed so much in a long time! What an absolutely brilliant book. This book will lift every single spirit! I adore the Dudes and the Blossoms, and have relished every minute spent in the company of the delightful Kitty, Lucian and the rest of this totally charming, mischievous bunch. Cannot wait to read more.” ~ Garden girl


About the Author
Sunniva Dee
I'm a lover of everything beautifully written no matter the genre.
As an author, I pen flawed characters. I seek the flip side where the soul hides, and once there, I want to be pulled out of my comfort zone by stories that take on a life of their own.
I've committed paranormal and young adult books. I've done contemporary romance verging on erotica, and I've dabbled in supernatural mystery. But my heart is anchored in new adult of the true kind: unapologetic young adult that's all grown up, with conflicts and passions familiar to college-aged readers and people who remember those days like they happened last night.


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Thursday, November 8, 2018

"Star Spangled Second Chance" by Christie Logan


EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
Star Spangled Second Chance
(Holidays in Applewood Book 4)
by Christie Logan

Star Spangled Second Chance (Holidays in Applewood) by Christie Logan

Star Spangled Second Chance, the fourth book in the Holidays in Applewood series by Christie Logan, is ON SALE for only $0.99 for a limited time. Also available: A Real Christmas, Dear Acquaintance, and A Gentle Heart.

Holidays in Applewood by Christie Logan

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Description
They were best friends before he left town without a word. Now he’s back. Will her heart be broken again?
Good girl Portia Phillips always followed the rules, colored inside the lines and walked the straight and narrow. Only her best friend Raymond Alessio could ever get her to quit being “perfect Portia” for a minute and take a risk.
Portia fell in love with Raymond way back in fourth grade. That love only grew stronger as years passed, but she kept it hidden, until one Fourth of July when she finally had the courage to share her feelings.
That was the night he broke her heart. Since then she’s kept it safe, under lock and key.
Now, eight years later, he’s back in town with his young daughter. His life’s a mess, but his love for Portia never changed. Can Raymond convince her to give him another chance? Will Portia find the courage to risk her heart a second time?

Excerpt
A sharp cry followed by a high-pitched wail jerked Portia out of her reverie. Underneath the monkey bars, Serena was helping the blonde child up from the ground. The little girl cried loudly as Serena propped her up with an arm around her shoulder.
“Oh, no.” Portia rushed over to them. The little blonde’s face was bright red, her face streaked with tears. “Sweetie, are you all right?”
“Her name’s Lily. I know her from the afterschool program.” Serena looked stricken. “We were just playing, and she fell.”
“It’s not your fault, Serena.” Portia looked the other child up and down and saw no blood. “Did you hurt yourself, Lily?”
“I want my dad!” The child wailed. “Where’s my daddy?”
“Okay, honey. We’ll find him.” Portia quickly scanned the area. Her gaze flew past the faces of a few adults who had stopped to stare at the spectacle, but no one came forward.
Suddenly a man’s voice sounded behind her. “Lily!”
Portia turned toward the sound and froze. Her heartbeat thudded to a crawl and her tongue glued itself to the roof of her mouth as the man raced toward them.
For an instant, his eyes connected with Portia’s as he swept by her to comfort the little girl. His child.
Suddenly everything around Portia went blurry, as though she were seeing the world through a smear of gel. What kind of crazy hand had fate dealt her, bringing her face to face with Raymond Alessio, after all this time? Here, where she first fell in love with him—and where he later broke her heart.

Praise for the Book
“This sweet, clean, contemporary romance is well written. I love the way the author used flashbacks to fill in the history of the couples previous relationship and things that happened to it. The characters are so likable. I look forward to reading the rest of the Holidays in Applewood series.” ~ Kathy
“Wow, what a second chance story! There are quite a few twists and turns in this story, but it is all worth it.” ~ Salutemel02
“If you love this genre this is a must read.” ~ mima48
“This is an interesting romance. It is a second chance romance in a small town. […] It is a well written story with believable characters.” ~ GranJan
“An enjoyable and entertaining second chance romance. If you like second chances give this book a chance!” ~ Jen

About the Author
Christie Logan
Christie Logan writes sweet romance straight from the heart. She lives in upstate New York with too many pets, too many dust bunnies lurking under the bed, and too many plot bunnies bouncing around in her head. She thinks everyone deserves a happy ending and, in her books, everyone gets one.



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Thursday, October 11, 2018

"Rhapsody and Rebellion" by Aubrey Wynne

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Rhapsody and Rebellion
(Enduring Legacy Book 7)
by Aubrey Wynne

Rhapsody and Rebellion (Enduring Legacy Book 7) by Aubrey Wynne

Rhapsody and Rebellion by Aubrey Wynne is the seventh book in the Enduring Legacy series by various authors. Grab your copy for only $0.99 for a limited time. Also available:


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Description
An enduring legacy … A rebellion … A destined love …
Raised in his father’s image - practical and disciplined - there are no gray lines interrupting the Earl of Stanfeld’s black and white world. Until his mother has a dream and begs to return to her Highland home.
Alisabeth was betrothed from the cradle. At seventeen, she marries her best friend and finds happiness if not passion. In less than a year, she’s a widow. Vowing to honor her husband’s memory, she joins his activist group of Glasgow weavers and is soon embroiled in the Radical War of 1820.
Crossing the border into Scotland, Gideon finds his predictable world turned upside down. Folklore, legend, and political unrest intertwine with an unexpected attraction to a feisty Highland beauty. But Lissie doesn’t trust the Englishman or the rising desire between them. When the earl learns of an English plot to stir the Scots into rebellion, he must choose his country or save the clan and the woman that stirs his soul.

Excerpt
“Mama, you were dreaming.” Gideon’s thumb stroked the top of her hand, his voice soft and soothing. “Look at me, Mama, and you will see.”
Maeve slowly turned her head, tears now spilling down her cheeks. “Oh Gideon, it was ghastly.”
“What did you dream?”
“It was not a dream.” Her voice faltered. “Your cousin, Ian, is dead.”
“What? Did you receive a letter from Scotland?” Gideon had not seen any correspondence from his mother’s family over the last week, and nothing had arrived today.
“I do not need a letter. I saw it. There has been a terrible slaughter in Manchester, and Ian was trampled by a Hussar’s charger…” She lifted her chin and wiped her wet cheeks with determination. “You must take me home to my clan.”
“To the Highlands? You haven’t been there since your wedding.” He sighed and rubbed the back of his neck. “I can’t just run off to Scotland with my aging mother because of a dream.”
“Aging?” Her eyes narrowed, anger shining from beneath her lashes. “I have more stamina than most of those mutton-headed females of the ton.”
He had to agree with her but bit back a smile. “This is folly. A trick of the mind from lack of sleep.” He pressed his lips to her fingers. “Let’s have a glass of sherry, and you’ll feel better after we eat.”
“Don’t patronize me. Your father didn’t believe in…” She took his face in both her hands, strength growing in her touch and her gaze steady and direct. “It doesn’t matter. Listen to me. It was not a dream but a message that we are needed at home.”
“This is our home.” Gideon stood and leaned an arm against the fireplace mantel, worried the past year had also taken a toll on her mind. An uprising in Manchester? There had been rumblings throughout parts of the country but nothing significant.
“This is your home. Mine has always been in Scotland, regardless of how long I’ve been away.” Her eyes pleaded with him.
“What about Marietta’s visit in September?” That would end this foolishness, he was sure.
“It will have to wait until October. You must promise we will leave as soon as you return from London. Or I will go alone.”
He looked up to the ceiling, hoping for some divine intervention. None came. “I give you my word.”
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Praise for the Book
“Another enthralling read in the series, this is the seventh book in the Enduring Legacy each book is a standalone but there’s a thread running through the whole series which makes them a weekly must read. I particularly loved that this book intertwined actual events with the story. The characters are well fleshed & likeable. […] I read this lovely love story in two sittings & hope some of the secondary characters have their stories.” ~ Janet
“Their story is loaded with drama, humor, action, suspense and a bit of magic. I loved every page of this story and look forward to reading more from Aubrey Wynne in the future. Rhapsody and Rebellion is book 7 of the Enduring Legacy series but can easily be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.” ~ Deb Diem
“Very enjoyable read of an Earl and a Scottish Lass. Lizzie and Gideon are wonderful together. […] Definitely recommend as it is a great read.” ~ Sherry Christenson
“This was an endearing story that keeps you interested from start to finish. It was more than just a historical romance; it had a little bit of a magical element. Lissie and Gideon were great characters.” ~ Nicole
“A delightful page turning, clean and wholesome Scottish romance which includes magic, folklore, legend, and politics. Aubrey Wynne includes historical details of the Scottish setting and the culture of the time. Gideon and Alisabeth are well developed, likable characters. External and internal conflicts move the plot. Another Enduring Legacy hit.” ~ Renate

About the Author
Aubrey Wynne
Bestselling and award-winning author Aubrey Wynne resides in the Midwest with her husband, dogs, horses, mule, and barn cats. She is an elementary teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by night. Obsessions include history, travel, trail riding and all things Christmas.
Her short stories, Merry Christmas, Henry and Pete’s Mighty Purty Privies have won Readers Choice Awards. Dante’s Gift and Paper Love received the 2016 Golden Quill, Aspen Gold, Heart of Excellence and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.
In addition to her Chicago Christmas novellas, Aubrey will release two more Regency romances in 2018. The Wicked Earls’ Club will release again in 2019. Wynne’s medieval fantasy series launched in 2017 with Rolf’s Quest, winner of the NTRWA Great Expectations.

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