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Thanks for joining me…

I want to welcome you to my new blog. As you may or may not know, I was once 1/2 of HEA Novel Thoughts. Joy and I decided we would go separate ways and offer different things for you all to enjoy.

Please bear with me as I’m just starting to get my blog up and going. I do have a corresponding Facebook page I’d like for you to give a like to. It can be found here: https://m.facebook.com/booklovingmoma/.

 

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Love You Through It by Fabiola Francisco

 

Book: Love You Through It
Author: Fabiola Francisco
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 23rd January 2018
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Synopsis:

After witnessing Bri Carmichael’s pain, Cole Burkely is determined to help her heal.


That home visit changed my life.

She is a shell of the person I knew.

I just want each day to end so the night can swallow my pain.

She still has so much to give.

I’m empty.

I want to help her stand on her own again.

I’m not ready to let go.

She’s worth sticking around for.

My will to keep moving forward is stalled.

I want to make her smile again.

He has a good heart, but I can’t be the one to take care of it.

She doesn’t know that a long time ago I dreamed of her heart and soul.

My story has ended.

Our story is just beginning.


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Excerpt
Boom.
Clash.
Argh!
My fingers weave in my hair and tug hard. A loud yell escapes my lips, and my eyes land on the reason for the ruckus. An excruciating cry bubbles in my chest, slowly building as if adding to my pain. With another scream, the tornado within me explodes. It escapes angrily, as my body swooshes around my house, knocking things down as I come in contact with them. Glass shatters. Metal clacks against the tile. Cushions swoosh as they’re thrown through the air.
Uncontrollable and destructible fury burns within me until I melt into a pile of ashes on the cool tile. The water from my eyes extinguishes the burning heat as I sink further onto the floor. I curl into myself, fists hitting the hard surface.
I don’t know how long I stay like this for, but eventually I start to drift away, my mind numb and my heart slowing down. Before I completely fall asleep, I sit up. My head is pounding and my body is stiff from tension. I close my eyes for a few beats, and reassess the destruction around me when I reopen them.
I was okay a few days ago when Olivia came by. As okay as I could be in my situation. Today, I lost it. Something inside me triggered and I lost control. I tiptoe around the broken glass with my bare feet and grab the broken frame I launched across the living room.
I hug it to me, careless of shards of glass that could cut me. “I’m so sorry,” I whisper into the frame. “I’m such an asshole. Sorry.” I fight the urge to cry again. I pull the frame from my chest and stare at the picture of Josh and I. The glass scratched a bit of the gloss, but it’s still a beautiful picture of us. I shake off the excess glass, not even wincing when I get a small cut on my finger. The pain is welcomed.
After cleaning the mess, I sit cross-legged on the couch with a fresh glass of wine. Nothing will get rid of this headache, so I might as well fuel it with alcohol. Besides, I could use the disconnection alcohol offers. Another night of forgetting for a little while about the loss I’m grieving. Another night I sleep through most of it.

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Copyright 2018, Fabiola Francisco


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Author Bio:
Fabiola Francisco is a contemporary romance author from South Florida. Writing as been a part of her life since she was a teenager. Even at that age, she dreamed of happy endings with emotional twists. Her novels include Perfectly Imperfect, The Restoring Series, Sweet on You Duet, and Red Lights, Black Hearts.
Her passion for books and writing has inspired her to write her own stories. She writes novels readers could relate to and grow with. She’s currently working on writing more stories that connect with readers on a deeper.
Fabiola also loves expressing herself through art and spending time in nature. In her spare time, she loves to cuddle with a good book and a glass of wine.
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End Game (Dirty Money Series #4) by Lisa Renee Jones

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“”A dramatic plot propels Shane’s intense emotions, magnified by his first-person narration… A satisfying conclusion elevates a dramatic, sexy…series.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“END GAME is definitely worth the wait! This novel, much like the others in the series, is packed to the rafters with character and plot development.”
—RT Book Reviews

END GAME:
A Dirty Money Novel

By Lisa Renee Jones

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With Hard Rules, Damage Control and Bad Deeds, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones’ Dirty Money series received acclaim from old fans and gained a new following of fans. Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy, with the smoldering, scorching final novel, the explosive END GAME (St. Martin’s Griffin; January 2, 2018), the Dirty Money series comes to a head in the shattering conclusion.

Emily is gone, and Shane hovers on the edge of being consumed by his darkness. Emily is in danger. His family’s empire is in turmoil. And he has blood on his hands. As shocking twists, dark secrets, and explosive betrayals within the Brandon family come to the light, Shane must fight harder than ever before. But without Emily, he is no one…

With every desperate, powerful touch, Emily belongs to Shane. She has been found, but she still isn’t safe, and Shane will stop at nothing to keep her from harm. As they burn bright with passion, vengeance, and despair, the dangers they face grow closer and stronger. Emily has been opened up by Shane’s touch, saved by the dark intimacy he craves. But can Emily save Shane?

With the final book in the Dirty Money series, fans and newcomers alike are sure to be enraptured by the latest saga in Emily and Shane’s story and the Brandon Family. Praised as a “twisted telenovela-like” saga by Publishers Weekly, END GAME will have readers flipping pages late into the night as they binge on all the sexy, fun drama of this habit-forming series.

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About the Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed Inside Out Series, and has now in development for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland). In addition, both her Tall, Dark and Deadly series and The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today lists.

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 40 books that have been translated around the world. Booklist says, “Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.”

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

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Praise for The Dirty Money Series:

“Continuing the twisted telenovela-like Dirty Money saga, Jones’s third contemporary romantic thriller about the super wealthy Brandon family and their associates delivers erotic and emotional punches… the ride through a minefield of plot twists is capped by a deliciously cruel cliffhanger ending.” —Publishers Weekly on Bad Deeds

“Full of twists and turns, Jones’ sizzling hot ride through the depths of one family’s hidden woes and labyrinthine business dealings picks up right at the end of Damage Control.”—Booklist on Bad Deeds

“Emily and Shane have forged an unbreakable bond that gets hotter and more intense with every turn of the page. Several revelations and a huge cliffhanger will change the way you think and make you wish for at least one more Dirty Money book.” —RT Book Reviews on Bad Deeds

“A page-turner with scorching heat.” —Publishers Weekly on Damage Control

“High-octane romance set above the glittering lights of Denver is enhanced by the dominance of a powerful man and the cunning sweetness of a woman who isn’t cowed or swayed by his wealth.” —Publishers Weekly on Hard Rules

“Sure to leave readers desperate for the next installment.” —Kirkus Reviews on Hard Rules

“Lisa Renee Jones excels at creating powerful men and women who are determined to live life on their own terms, and fans will be immediately drawn to the dangerous world of Brandon Enterprises.” —RT Book Reviews on Hard Rules

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Review: Whore by Willow Aster

∗∗∗∗∗∗ 5/5 Stars ∗∗∗∗∗∗

One of the best books I’ve read this year!! I couldn’t put it down and that in itself was refreshing to me.

It has all the feels you want and checks every romance novel box. This is a book I will be rereading. Those who know me knows how big of a deal rereading this book is! I don’t reread. Period. End of story. But, I feel I must reread this one as it’s not done with me yet.

Things are never as they appear, even when you think you can see right through the veil…

Raised a certain way to expect nothing more than what is expected of you has a way of shutting you out, shutting you down, and shutting you away from the very existence of life around you. You become a robot in human skin. This is the way reading Lilith’s story made me feel. I could feel her transforming. Her emotions were my own and the feeling of despair was immense. It was hard to separate myself from the pull this story had on me until I finished.

This story grabs you and pulls you in heart first.


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“I need a reason to exist.”

Beautiful, intelligent, independent, strong-willed, wealthy—Lilith Fontenot seems by all appearances, to have it all. But that’s not how the highest paid prostitute in New Orleans sees herself.

A stain on society. A scourge. A waste. Outsider. Prisoner…

Any idyllic dream of the normal life she may have once imagined, Lilith buried long ago. Her only plan now is survival.

But mob boss Nico Santelli and community center owner Soti Christos have not given up on Lilith. Each has his own very specific, very opposing, plans for her, and neither will rest until it becomes a reality.

WHORE is a singularly bracing take on an ancient tale of tireless love, betrayal, and the possibility of redemption.

I take a sudden deep breath and my breasts brush against his chest. The contact surprises us both. I do it again, intentionally this time, trying to gain control in the only way I know how. His neck flushes and he takes a step back. I enjoy the rush it gives me, knowing that I affect him too.

“Hey, would you like to come around the corner with me to—”

I swallow my surprise and shake my head, holding my hand up before he says anything else.

“Please,” he says louder.

“What’s your name?”

“I am Sotirios … Soti.”

“Soti, what makes you think you know anything about me?”

He tries to make eye contact, but I focus on a spot just past his left ear.

“I just want to help you…” His words trail off.

The wind blows my hair forward, a sheet of black coming between us until I smooth the long strands down on either side. I gaze down the street and see a blurry little girl with black hair down to her waist in middle school, standing shy and hopeful in front of a group of girls.

“We know what you are,” they said. They hurled spit and names on her and she stood there, taking it, until the teacher came and helped her.

Help only got me so far.

“You listen to me, okay?” I say so softly he leans in to hear me. “I was born for this.”

When my eyes finally land on his again, I know his face will haunt me forever. He looks as bleak as I feel.

I clear my throat. “Now, if you’ll excuse us.”

With that, I loop my hand through the arm of my next income source, calculating how I can get the most money out of him for the least amount of time. It takes every ounce of willpower I own to not look Soti’s way one more time. Once we round the corner and I know he’s out of sight, all the adrenaline leaves my body, and I’m actually glad to have someone to hold onto.

I avoid my reflection as we walk back to the house. I don’t want to know what the rest of the world sees when they look at me.


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Willow Aster is the author of True Love Story, In the Fields, Maybe Maby, Fade to Red, and the upcoming release, Whore. Willow loves nothing more than writing the day away—anywhere will do. Her husband and two children graciously put up with her endless daydreaming and make fun of her for reading while cooking.

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Whore: Excerpt Reveal

Enjoy a sneak peek into WHORE by Willow Aster! This contemporary romance/suspense is releasing on December 26th! Mark your calendars!!!


“I need a reason to exist.”

Beautiful, intelligent, independent, strong-willed, wealthy—Lilith Fontenot seems by all appearances, to have it all. But that’s not how the highest paid prostitute in New Orleans sees herself.

A stain on society. A scourge. A waste. Outsider. Prisoner…

Any idyllic dream of the normal life she may have once imagined, Lilith buried long ago. Her only plan now is survival.

But mob boss Nico Santelli and community center owner Soti Christos have not given up on Lilith. Each has his own very specific, very opposing, plans for her, and neither will rest until it becomes a reality.

WHORE is a singularly bracing take on an ancient tale of tireless love, betrayal, and the possibility of redemption.

“I don’t need any money,” I tell him. “I can make enough in the next few hours to cover me for the week.”

He flinches and turns toward me. The expression on his face makes my gut cinch. His eyes are like copper in the sun. So bright I have to look away.

I swallow and my voice shakes when I speak. “Thank you for everything. I won’t forget this.”

I put the phone in my pocket and decide to go while we’re on the topic.

“Wait, take this, please.” He reaches in his pocket and gives me a crumpled up wad of cash. “It’s not as much as I’d like to give you, but it’s all I have right now.”

“Can I do anything for you?” I ask, stepping toward him.

“No. Not everyone sees you as a business transaction, Lili,” he says softly.

My face is heated as I take the money and shove it in my pocket. I turn around and rush to the door. Before I leave, I chance another look at his face, but when we make eye contact I’m even more unsettled.

I lift a hand, whisper my goodbye, and stumble out of there. My eyes burn as I walk down the stairs, and even though the community center is bustling at this time of day, I don’t notice anyone else. By the time I step outside, tears are streaming down my face. I don’t even know why. His kindness … it confuses me.

Whore by Willow Aster from Bibliophile Productions on Vimeo.

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Willow Aster is the author of True Love Story, In the Fields, Maybe Maby, Fade to Red, and the upcoming release, Whore. Willow loves nothing more than writing the day away—anywhere will do. Her husband and two children graciously put up with her endless daydreaming and make fun of her for reading while cooking.

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Cover Reveal: An Uphill Battle by LK Farlow

Today we have the cover reveal of An Uphill Battle by LK Farlow! Check it out and grab your copy January 18th!
Title: AN UPHILL BATTLE
Author: LK Farlow
Genre: Contemporary
Release Date: January 18th
About AN UPHILL BATTLE:

Azalea Barnes has hated Drake Collins since the day he broke her teenaged heart.

Fast forward almost seven years later and her libido still hasn’t gotten the memo.

Now they’re frenemies… with benefits.

Which suits Azalea just fine. She gets what her body craves while keeping her heart safe. Kind of.

Mostly.

Drake has loved Azalea since the day they met. He knows that she’s his forever. Too bad she only sees him as a good time. He wants more. Needs more.

If only he could convince her that it’s real this time. He’s more determined than ever to prove to Azalea that chemistry like theirs doesn’t exist only in the bedroom.

The odds may be against Drake, but he’s prepared for an uphill battle.

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Exclusive Excerpt:

Knots.

I’ve been tied up in knots since Drake left the salon. That infuriating, insufferable man. He thinks he can bust up into my business, rile me up and leave me all hot and wanting? Well, he has another thing coming. I’ll make damn sure of that.

“Seraphine!” I yell, storming from my station to the front desk. “We’re going out tonight!”

“We are?” she questions, her eyes are glinting with humor. She knows exactly what’s got me all wound up.

“We sure are. Dress hot and be ready to dance. I’ll pick you up at eight. And, if you happen to slip up and mention our plans to the guys, then so be it.”

“If I happen to slip up, you say?” She’s full on laughing at me now, but I don’t even care. Drake Collins needs to learn that I’m the one in charge.

“Go ahead and laugh, Seraphine, but by the end of the night that man will be regretting coming in here and actin’ a fool.” I tell her, stomping my foot for emphasis. “I’m the boss. Not him. Me! He can’t just swing his sexy at me and expect me to fall all over him like some love-struck googly-eyed girl.”

“Can’t he though?” Seraphine asks, tapping her long, manicured nails on the desktop.

“I mean, ugh. Yes, physically he can. That man is catnip to my libido, but he doesn’t need to know that—”

“Hun, I’m ninety-nine percent positive he already knows it.”

“So not the point. I need to flip this around. Stay on top of him…” Seraphine quirks a brow at me, and I can’t help but giggle. “The situation with him, not him-him.”

“Why’re you so against being with him, Az?”

“Because we want totally different things from each other. He wants no-strings fun, and I want to settle down one day. I’ve loved Drake since before I was old enough to even understand the feelings he stirred in me, and unfortunately, the only thing I stir in him is lust. So, I need to stay on top of this shit. It’d be so easy to give in and then I’d just end up with a hurt heart. No thanks.”

“And you think going out, dressed sexy, and putting on a show for him is the way to stay on top of the ‘situation’?” Seraphine asks using air-quotes.

Pausing, I ponder her words. Maybe she’s right. Maybe this isn’t the way to guard my heart, but he deserves the payback. “Yup, totally. See ya at eight.”

 

About the Author:

LK Farlow (A.K.A Kate) is a small town girl with a love for words. She’s been writing stories and poems for as long she can remember. A Southern girl through and through, Kate resides in beautiful, sunny LA—that’s Lower Alabama, y’all—with her amazing husband and three wonderful children. When she’s not writing, you can find her snuggled up on the couch watching nature documentaries while she crochets or with her nose in a book. All Kate really wants in this life is her family happy, strong coffee, a good book and more Happily Ever After’s.

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Temporary Boyfriend Release Blitz

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Temporary Boyfriend, an all-new romantic STANDALONE from Shanora Williams is LIVE!

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Temporary Boyfriend by Shanora Williams

Release Date: November 9th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Piper Madison can only think of one way to get her parents to accept her: hire a temporary boyfriend.

She hires Matthew Cooper, a hot, tall, and wickedly handsome male escort with a set of dimples and charm that will bring any woman to her knees.

He assures Piper they will prove her family wrong – that she doesn’t need to be married to some billionaire in order to be happy – and that it will remain strictly business between them.

But when their strictly business relationship starts to feel a little too real, Piper and Matthew realize hearts are on the line, and that they may be in for much more than they bargained for.

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About the Author:

Shanora Williams is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who loves writing about flawed heroes and resilient heroines. She is a believer that love outweighs all, but doesn’t have a problem making her characters fight for their happily ever after.

She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and is the mother of two amazing boys, has a fiercely devoted and supportive man, and is a sister to eleven.

When she isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her family, binge reading, or running marathons on Netflix while scarfing down chocolate chip cookies.

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