Thursday, April 30, 2020

Book Tour for Risky Move by Robyn M. Ryan

The theme of roommates to lovers takes center stage in this tale of a young woman wanting to be independent who finds herself attracted to the brother of her boss, a brother who’s also her roommate, which makes their burgeoning feelings even more complicated.  Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse of Risky Move by Robyn M. Ryan, then add this second installment in the Tampa Suns Hockey series to your bookshelf!

She’s his brother’s nanny...and totally off-limits.
In an effort to escape her overprotective mother, Cassie moved to Tampa to decide her future and claim her independence. When she lands a job as a live-in nanny to adorable twin infants, she’s convinced she’s on the right track.
Until she meets her new roommate: Tom. He’s an off-the-charts gorgeous neurologist (are they even allowed to be that sexy?), her boss' brother, and also her aunt’s best friend. There are way too many points of contact for them to take the risk...but Cassie can’t help but fantasize what contact with him would feel like.
Tom knows the stakes, but Cassie’s vibrant spirit strikes a chord in his heart and he can’t stay away. But just when they start to think they’re moving in sync, the unthinkable happens. Did taking the risk create a chasm too wide to bridge?



Chicago born, honorary Atlanta native, Parisienne at heart. Proud 60’s Flower Child. “Fearless” barrier-breaker for female sports journalists and minor league “batpersons.” While at UGA, scored PR internship with Atlanta Flames NHL team, during its first season. Interviewed future MLB and NHL Hall of Fame members, published in a variety of print media. Wife, mom, PR professional, and finally, 35 years later, published author. Two Westie grand-dogs pretty much run our household.
The Clearing the Ice hockey trilogy includes This Piece of My Heart (nominated for the 2016 Summer Indie Books awards), This Piece of My Soul, (2017 Readers Choice and Summer Indie Book Awards nominees), and This Piece of Our Being (2018).
Besides writing, her passions include following NASCAR and the New York Rangers, and splitting time between homes in Atlanta and Palm Coast.


Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Book Cover Reveal for The Modern Gentleman by Meghan Quinn

Readers looking for a charming romance full of steam and smiles will want to add this story of a dating and relationship guru who gets caught off guard by an unexpected woman.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of The Modern Gentleman by Meghan Quinn, drool over this book cover for a bit, then start counting down the days until this contemporary tale hits shelves on May 14th!

Have you ever hit rock bottom?
I embarrassingly have.
It’s why I’m wearing my girl's decorative scarf over my head, clutching her lady drink to my chest, and singing ever so softly to Joni Mitchell while swaying back and forth.
This is what therapists refer to as LOSING IT.
Oldest story in the book: boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, boy screws up MASSIVELY, girl tells boy to suffocate in the fruits of his very own unborn children.
Heard it before? I'm sure you have.
So what's so different about this story? Well, it's about me, The Modern Gentleman, New York City's top advice columnist, and my rather ungraceful downfall from my pristinely polished pedestal.
It's about a girl I met who threw all my proven theories to the wind and left me awkward, needy, and absolutely head-over-wingtipped shoes in love.
This is a story about June Lacy and how she single-handedly dismantled The Modern Gentleman.



Book Tour for Easy Risk by Bethany Lopez (REVIEW)

A man discovers you can in fact go home again, after leaving to find himself, in this charming friends-to-lovers romance that’s light on angst while overflowing with heart and soul.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Easy Risk by Bethany Lopez, along with getting my impressions of this story, then add it to your bookshelf!

They say you can’t go home again...
Tyler “Doobie” Dubois is excited about moving back home to New Orleans after being away for five years. He left with a broken heart, determined to make it through the police academy and become a great cop, while finding his place in the world. Now, he’s ready to come home and regain his place in the family. Unfortunately, not everyone is ready to welcome him back with open arms.
Time heals all wounds...
Alicia loves her life. Ever since she moved to New Orleans from Michigan, she’s been accepted for who she is and is thriving in The Big Easy. She’s open to love, although not actively looking for it, so when her best friend and roommate asks her to steer clear of Doobie romantically, she readily agrees. After all, she’s never even met him.
A chemistry that can’t be denied...
What begins as a friendship quickly turns to something more and they’ll both discover that loving each other is an Easy Risk.


Tell me what you like, Alicia said, clearing her throat nervously.
Well, that was a loaded question.
I grinned at her and asked, In the bedroom, or in general?”
I couldnt help myself.
Alicias cheeks reddened and she looked around my master suite as if the empty room was fascinating.
Colors, she squeaked, before clearing her throat and saying more steadily, What kind of colors do you like, or not like. Do you have any hobbies I should know about? Collect anything? Do you like rustic, modern, or beach décor?”
I watched her walk around the room and ran my hand over the stubble on my chin.
I dont know. Im good with whatever you want.”
Alicias gaze sought mine and she asked, Really? So if I went with blue velvet in here, that would be all right with you?”
I chuckled.
Well, I do like blue, but maybe steer clear of velvet.




Not having read any of the previous books in the Boudreaux Universe THIS was my introduction to Tyler Dubois aka “Doobie”...and what an introduction it was!  After discovering his friend and girlfriend in a compromising position, the heartbroken Doobie decided to leave everything behind to start over somewhere else.  After five years though, years spent finding himself and becoming a cop, he’s ready to return home and make amends to the family members he hurt by his leaving without a word.  It’s a journey that’s not easy as his tight knit family was truly hurt by his actions and don’t make it easy for him.  He has to work at earning their forgiveness and the time he put into it warmed my heart.

The one bright spot during this time is his meeting Alicia, his sister’s friend, who’s been warned to keep him at arm’s length so that she doesn’t get hurt.  It’s a crackling first meeting between them, a meeting that leaves each wanting more, and from that very first moment their interactions become more complicated (yet comforting too).  As their friendship turns steamy they try to keep it secret as Alicia doesn’t want his family to be hurt yet again, but that’s easier said than done.  Alicia’s a strong support to him as he rebuilds his relationship with his family and her actions had me liking her all the more.  Doobie and Alicia’s journey is one full of push/pull moments, moments teeming with sensuality too, and I was completely caught up in the new life Doobie’s made for himself while cheering them on.

This was a quick read, a charming read focused on family that threw in a bit of mystery and suspense to keep me turning the pages in anticipation.  Doobie’s an immensely appealing hero who, after being wounded, has come to realize just how important family is and makes a concerted effort to earn the forgiveness of those he left behind.  He knows he was wrong and wore his heart on his sleeve in reconnecting with his family and each step had me falling for him all the more. Alicia’s equally likable and a good match to Doobie.  She has a kind heart but isn’t afraid to tell it like it is in interactions that were steamy and put a smile on my face.  Doobie’s family were an appealing bunch too and their hurt feelings were understandable.  Alicia being told to stay away from Doobie though felt a bit too much, but it’s clearly hurt feelings that issued that warning, and I didn’t hold it against his sisters for long.  On a whole this was a charming novella with a familiar feel that brought a bit of comfort amidst all the chaos currently in the world!

My rating for this is an A-

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Bethany Lopez is a USA Today Bestselling author of more than thirty books and has been published since 2011. She's a lover of all things romance, which she incorporates into the books she writes, no matter the genre.
When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with family and traveling whenever possible.
Bethany can usually be found with a cup of coffee or glass of wine at hand, and will never turn down a cupcake!

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Book Tour for A Struggle for Independence by p.m. terrell (Interview & GIVEAWAY)

A woman tired of living by societal norms finds herself attracted to a man carrying many secrets and surrounded by danger.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of A Struggle for Independence by p.m. terrell, along with getting to know about this author thru a Q and A, then discover more about this book by visiting the other sites hosting this tour too.  In honor of this epic romance make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $25 bookstore GC!


TSP: Knowing what you do now about the publishing business, would you have done anything different career-wise?
PMT: I was discouraged from becoming a writer when I was in school, though teachers and principals did encourage me. If I had everything to do over again, I would have pursued higher education in English Literature and become a professor. I would have remained in the Washington, DC area, but between the English degree and position in education, I believe it might have opened doors for me in the publishing industry. I love teaching and writing, and this would have been the best of both worlds.
TSP: What does your writing space look like, and do you surround yourself with any particularly inspirational items?
PMT: I have an office, and since clutter disturbs me, I tend to keep everything neat. Beside my desk is an aquarium with male bettas, which lends a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere to my office. I have several inspirational posters and pictures. I have surrounded myself with photographs of Ireland, which factors in many of my books.
TSP: Beyond its synopsis, what do you want us to know about this release?
PMT: A Struggle for Independence is the story of a woman’s progression from full dependence on her husband in an arranged marriage to an independent businesswoman. It is set against the backdrop of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland. Many times, the changes we experience are not ones we have chosen but are forced upon us, and yet in every calamity, we see some rise from the ashes and become successful.
TSP: Of all the heroes you’ve written, who’s the most heroic in your opinion?
PMT: The most heroic character, in my opinion, is a non-fictional character, Cahir O’Doherty, a man that lived from 1587 through 1608 in Ireland. I wrote about him in Checkmate: Clans and Castles. He was only a teenager when his father died, and he became the last Gaelic King in Ireland. His intellect was well beyond his years. He saved the Inishowen Peninsula from being ravaged by pledging his allegiance to Queen Elizabeth I and later, to King James I. He began O’Doherty’s Rebellion in 1608, which grew out of a dispute between himself and the evil Governor of Derry, Sir George Paulet. He was married to an Englishwoman, had a variety of castles that he moved between, spoke several languages, and was the kind of person I would have loved to have known.
TSP: How has the digital revolution affected your career and how you market yourself? What kind of device do you use for reading?
PMT: I doubt if I could have written the historical books I have without the Internet. I perform the first round of research through historical societies, universities, libraries, and nonprofits through their extensive websites and databases. I then reach out to experts via email. It has saved me countless hours of travel and time in physical libraries. A few years ago, I suffered an illness that left me unable to travel until recently, and I replaced my physical book tours with digital tours that include blogs and social media. It took some getting used to, but I have enjoyed it immensely. I read on the Kindle app on my iPad. I like the fact that I can change the font style and size as well as the lighting. I have been downsizing in preparation for a move, and I have replaced much of my physical bookcases with ebooks. I’m told I can get around 50,000 ebooks on my iPad, and I’m anxious to find out if that’s true.
TSP: My site’s all about favorite things, so what are your favorite things/the things you can’t live without?
PMT: Your question makes me think of the scene in Leap Year, where Declan asks Anna what she would grab if there were a fire, and she had to choose those things that are most important to her. I would most definitely take my dogs first, and then my computer because my whole life is on it, and then my iPad and iPhone. Between those electronics, I’d have all my books, music and photographs, as I have been converting many of my old photos into digital format.

Sometimes a woman comes to the realization that she has built the perfect life but with the wrong man.
It is 1916 Ireland, and Independence Mather has settled into a tedious routine in an arranged marriage when she meets an architect hired to add a wing onto her husband’s vast estate. She soon falls in love with the charming, attentive Nicky Bowers, but he has secrets to hide. When she discovers he is an Irish rebel, events propel her into the middle of the Easter Rising. Now she must decide whether to remain the wife of a British loyalist or risk everything to join the rebellion and be with the man she loves.


As the raindrops fell upon the gatehouse roof, they created a musical melody that was enough to lull me into blissful complacency. The outside world could not reach me here, and I could no longer remember what life had been like before Nicky.
He laid beside me now, his arm pulling me close. His eyes were closed, his breathing regular, the cool air from fresh rain wafting through the open windows to brush away perspiration that had formed on us both. Only his fingers lightly rubbing my shoulder told me he was not asleep but only resting, a brief respite before we made love all over again.
My existence had been permanently altered. I knew that now, and I also knew I was barreling toward a reckoning of which the details were hidden from me, and I could only have faith that this was where I needed to be... and who I was meant to be with.
I did not see Stratford in the mornings as he departed each day at the break of dawn. When he arrived home, I was no more than the candlesticks on the table, a tiny ray of light he would never acknowledge but expected to remain in a given place. One evening I simply did not stand in the hallway when he arrived home, having given Johanna the excuse that I was under the weather should he inquire. But when she reported back to me later, she said he did not ask for me, and from the reports of the others, he went about his dinner as he always did, as though I was seated at the far end of the table.
It was not a relationship; I understood that now. It was a business arrangement; it had always been a business arrangement and nothing more. I had been naïve to believe it might ever turn into something else. Nor did I want anything else with him, I realized. The mere thought of him touching me was enough to turn my stomach. I was thankful for his inability to consummate the marriage.
Nicky squeezed my shoulder and pulled me ever closer to him. My days were completely different from my evenings; I lived for the hours between dawn and sunset. I still took the path along the meadow each morning but an hour or so earlier than I had in the past, and it was not long before Nicky arrived to whisk me away. Sometimes we strolled along the water at the rear of the estate, far from prying eyes. Other times we picnicked beneath the ancient oak, discussing all manner of things. Sometimes we rode our horses to the far corners of Matherscourt. And always, always, we ended up at the old gatehouse. It had become our haven.
The gatehouse was diminutive, but I was serenely comfortable here. The rushing waters under the structure sounded like a constant lullaby, and on days like this with a steady rain tapping against the roof, I felt wrapped in its cocoon. The makeshift bed had been made plumper over time thanks to Nicky overstuffing it, and my contribution had been some bed linens from the house, enough to cushion the top so we could no longer feel pricks from the straw. Someday I planned to stuff it with eiderdown; I simply hadn’t figured out the logistics of that as yet.
Meals, wine, and ale were all brought in a basket, and Léana never once gave me any indication that she was puzzled by my sudden voracious appetite, though she must suspect I was not eating it all by myself. Still, I had grown a bit plumper. I had even managed to move in some old chairs and a table with Nicky’s help, and a few peat bricks kept the fire going.
Yes, we had set up our own little home here, and while I knew we could not expect to live out our lives in a gatehouse on Stratford’s estate, I was content to let the days slip by.



p.m. terrell is the pen name for Patricia McClelland Terrell, the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of more than 24 books in multiple genres, including contemporary suspense, historical suspense, computer instructional, non-fiction and children’s books.
Prior to writing full-time, she founded two computer companies in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area: McClelland Enterprises, Inc. and Continental Software Development Corporation. Among her clients were the Central Intelligence Agency, United States Secret Service, U.S. Information Agency, and Department of Defense. Her specialties were in the detection of white collar computer crimes and computer intelligence.
A full-time author since 2002, Black Swamp Mysteries was her first series, inspired by the success of Exit 22, released in 2008. Vicki’s Key was a top five finalist in the 2012 International Book Awards and 2012 USA Book Awards nominee, and The Pendulum Files was a national finalist for the Best Cover of the Year in 2014. Her second series, Ryan O’Clery Suspense, is also award-winning. The Tempest Murders (Book 1) was one of four finalists in the 2013 International Book Awards, cross-genre category. Her historical suspense, River Passage, was a 2010 Best Fiction and Drama Winner. It was determined to be so historically accurate that a copy of the book resides at the Nashville Government Metropolitan Archives in Nashville, Tennessee. Songbirds are Free is her bestselling book to date; it is inspired by the true story of Mary Neely, who was captured in 1780 by Shawnee warriors near Fort Nashborough (now Nashville, TN).
She was the co-founder of The Book ‘Em Foundation, an organization committed to raising public awareness of the correlation between high crime rates and high illiteracy rates. She was the founder of Book ‘Em North Carolina, an annual event held in the town of Lumberton, North Carolina, to raise funds to increase literacy and reduce crime and served as its chairperson and organizer for its first four years. She also served on the boards of the Friends of the Robeson County (NC) Public Library, the Robeson County (NC) Arts Council, Virginia Crime Stoppers and became the first female president of the Chesterfield County-Colonial Heights Crime Solvers in Virginia.



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Book Tour for Her Seafaring Scoundrel by Sophie Barnes

It’s a romantic journey a man undertakes to win over his new wife, who’s still in love with the memory of her lost love, in this historical tale that will pull at your heartstrings.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Her Seafaring Scoundrel by Sophie Barnes, then add this third installment in The Crawfords series to your bookshelf!

The last thing she wants is a husband...
Least of all one determined to win her heart...
Lady Cassandra has no desire to marry. But when Captain Devlin Crawford brings scandal to her doorstep and offers salvation, she cannot say no. Not with her daughter’s future at stake. So she decides to accept Devlin’s offer, provided he agrees to never being intimate with her. For although Cassandra is drawn to Devlin, she refuses to dishonor the memory of her one true love.
Devlin knows he’s made a mess, but now that it’s done, marrying Cassandra doesn’t seem like the worst idea in the world. Far from it, though it will take serious effort on his part to convince her of this. Especially since she’s never stopped mourning the man she was meant to marry over a decade ago. So once they set off on a grand ocean voyage, Devlin embarks on his greatest adventure yet – the wooing of his wife.


“I cannot believe the duke and duchess would think to invite her.” The speaker had just stepped onto the terrace a few yards from where Devlin stood.
“It is my understanding that she and the duchess are dear friends,” another voice gently advised.
“Well yes. There is that, I suppose. But to not consider the Vernons’ feelings really is bad form.”
There was a small sniff. “Can you imagine having your scandalous daughter make a spectacle on the dance floor for all the world to see? I mean, honestly! She practically threw herself at him, poor man.” There was an outraged snort. “As if Lord Devlin would ever consider marrying the likes of her. The mere thought of it is—“
“What?” Devlin asked stepping forward. He set his glass aside and faced the spiteful shrew. His head felt like it might explode at any given second. In fact, strangling the woman before him was not an implausible outcome. He stared her down while digging his fingernails into his palms. “The mere thought of me marrying Lady Cassandra is what, madam?”
“I…ugh…” The shrew gaped at him as if he were some sort of statue who’d suddenly come to life. And then she said, “I am Baroness DeVries. A lady of the peerage.”
Devlin deliberately grunted, then proceeded to stare her down.
“I don’t believe he cares about that,” the baroness’s friend muttered.
She was right. The only thing Devlin cared about at that precise moment was seeing justice served. Because Cassandra was one of the finest people he’d ever known and she deserved to be defended. Even if that meant forcing the horrid baroness to choke on her own words.
“Yes?” he inquired in an eerily quiet voice that managed to turn his own stomach. “You were saying?”
“Um…merely that…er…” She glanced at her friend while fidgeting with her gloves but when she found no help there, she surprised Devlin by raising her chin and looking him dead in the eye.
“You are a duke’s brother for heaven’s sake and she is nothing but a—“
“Lady DeVries,” Caleb snapped.
“—trollop,” the baroness finished, punctuating her statement with a victorious smile.
What she couldn’t see was the blood rushing through Devlin’s veins or the tight strain of his muscles. Never in his life had he been so livid, and if Lady DeVries had been a man, he would have called her out by now so he could have the pleasure of shooting her dead.
“Devlin,” Caleb murmured from somewhere nearby. “Don’t do anything rash. I beg you.”
But the middle-aged woman who stood before Devlin, dripping with smug maliciousness, had pushed him past all reason. “And what makes you so much better?” he asked.
Lady DeVries gasped. Her friend gulped, took a step back, and then fled back inside the ballroom, abandoning the baroness to her fate. Caleb groaned and Monty managed to get in a weary, “For God’s sake, Dev,” before Lady DeVries recovered and said, “I will not be spoken to in such a rude manner. I deserve better.”
“So does Lady Cassandra.”
The baroness crossed her arms. “Don’t be absurd. She might have been born into the nobility, but she threw all of that away the moment she chose to—“
“Madam,” Devlin seethed, “I would advise you to choose your next words wisely.”
“Or what?”
“Or I shall have to ask you to leave,” Caleb said.
The baroness scoffed – scoffed! – in response to her host’s statement, but Caleb apparently chose to let it go without comment. “Why am I not surprised?” she asked as she turned away and started toward the French doors leading back to the ballroom. But just when Devlin thought that might be the end of their quarrel, she turned back to face him with all the arrogance Devlin despised about the aristocracy. “Lady Cassandra is a fallen woman. When even her parents can see that, I don’t understand why you find it such a hard concept to grasp.”
“Oh, Jesus,” Monty murmured.
Devlin speared Lady DeVries with his hardest glare. “You will not speak of her in that manner.”
“As much as I respect your family, I hardly think it appropriate for you to advise me on how I may or may not refer to a person of such low moral standing as Lady Cassandra.”
Maybe it was the fact that he’d just gotten off a ship after several months at sea, maybe it was the champagne—though he seriously doubted it, or maybe it was the fact that he’d really enjoyed seeing Cassandra again that finally made Devlin come up with something completely unplanned and, quite possibly, cataclysmic. What he did know was that he could think of only one way in which to give Cassandra the stamp of approval necessary to make this woman regret her words.
Blind with rage and as he’d later admit not entirely clear-headed, he ignored Caleb’s words of warning and leaned toward the baroness. Meeting her gaze with all the hatred he possessed for her at that moment, he said, “It bloody well is when she is to be my wife.”



He’s everything she’s trying to avoid…But somehow precisely what she needs...
Caleb Crawford doesn’t want to be a duke. He’d much rather build houses for a living. So when fate disrupts his peaceful life and burdens him with the responsibilities of a newly inherited title, he does what any sensible man would do by fleeing London, disguising himself as a laborer, and seeking refuge with three young spinsters who need his help with a leaky roof.
Ruined by a marquess who promised her the world, Mary Clemens has sworn to avoid marriage forever. Instead, she intends to live out her days with her friends and the orphaned children they’ve taken into their care. But when Mr. Crawford comes knocking, Mary finds herself in real danger of risking heartbreak all over again. Especially when she discovers that he’s not at all what he seems.


All she wanted was a kiss...
What she got, was fiery passion...
Emily Howard knows she is destined to be a spinster. She has accepted this fate, but that doesn’t stop her from wanting to experience kissing. What she doesn’t expect, is for Griffin Crawford, the handsomest man in the world, to do the honors. Or for all her female relations to discover her in his embrace. Naturally, marriage is instantly mentioned, but since Emily knows this is not what Griffin wants, she tries to escape him, her family and the ensuing scandal.
When Emily flees the Camberly ball in the wake of their kiss, Griffin goes in pursuit. He will not allow his sister-in-law’s determined friend to risk her safety for any reason. And risk it she will if she means to return to her countryside home by herself. But the longer he remains in her company, the more he is tempted to kiss her again. If only he could risk falling in love and remain in England forever.



Born in Denmark, USA TODAY bestselling author Sophie Barnes spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She's lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish, and Romanian with varying degrees of fluency. But, most impressive of all, she's been married to the same man three times—in three different countries and in three different dresses.
When she's not busy dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and, of course, reading.


Monday, April 27, 2020

Book Release Blitz for My Favorite Souvenir by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland

Readers looking for a charming tale full of heart and soul will get all that and more in this road trip to romance.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of My Favorite Souvenir by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland, then add this captivating story to your bookshelf!

My planned trip for two unexpectedly turned into a trip for one. Rather than let my breakup get me down, I packed my bags and decided a week at a luxury resort was just what I needed.
But one calamity after the next, and suddenly I was stuck without a hotel room, along with a few hundred other people.
It looked like my fancy vacation was about to turn into me sleeping on the hotel lobby floor.
Until I overheard a gorgeous man pretending to be someone he wasn’t in order to steal a reservation from a guest who hadn’t shown up yet.
When I realized there were two rooms, instead of calling him out, I pretended to be his sister. That’s how the story of “Milo and Maddie Hooker” began.
We were the Hookers.
My depressing trip quickly made a U-turn into an adventure.
My fake brother spent the next few days showing me around his hometown. When it was time to leave, neither of us really wanted to go yet.
So, instead of flying back to our respective homes, we ventured on a road trip.
At every stop, we’d pick up souvenirs.
But as hot as our chemistry was, we never crossed the line.
Milo knew I’d just come out of a tough relationship and didn’t want to mess with a vulnerable woman.
So instead, at the end of our trip, we made a pact to meet again in three months.
It was always my intention to meet him.
But when I got back home, reality hit in a big way.
And I worried I may have lost my handsome stranger forever.
Was there a place for him in my future?
Or had the memory of him just become my favorite souvenir?




Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.
She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.
With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages.
She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

Book Cover Reveal for Brutal Beast by Lynn Burke

Fans of MC romances rejoice with today’s glimpse of a tough biker president drawn to the newly moved in mom next door, whose son this dangerous man can’t help but want to be a father-figure to in a steamy and suspenseful story.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Brutal Beast by Lynn Burke, drool over the cover for a bit, then start counting down the days until this fifth installment in the Vicious Vipers series hits shelves on May 21st!

I’m a no-filter, use fists first kind of man who’s suspicious of everyone and everything. As the president of the Vicious Vipers MC, it’s my duty to protect my brothers, and I take pleasure in doing so.
When a sassy woman who heats my blood moves in next door, I tell myself I don’t want the baggage she brings, even if he is a respectful kid who weasels his way into my heart. She’s jaded. A stubborn, lying wildcat I can’t resist, and I’m determined to find the truth of her identity and make her mine.
But I’ve got secrets of my own, long buried in the woods of Maine, that unearthed would define me as the brutal beast she fears me to be.
It’s in my nature to protect them from their past—even if mine is brought to light, destroying any hope for our future.




Lynn Burke is a full time mother, voracious gardener, and scribbler of spicy romance stories. A country bumpkin turned Bay Stater, she enjoys her chowdah and Dunkin Donuts when not trying to escape the reality of city life.