Title: Game On
Series: Texas Playmakers #2
Author: Joanne Rock
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 8, 2019
Heâs home to recover ...and rekindle a romance with his first love.
After a hitting streak propels him onto a major league roster, Nate Ramsey lands on the injured list. The one bright spot in a frustrating summer is returning home to Last Stand, Texas-- until he's tasked with confronting Keely Harper, an old flame whose business is running roughshod over his grandfatherâs farm. Nate accepted it when she ended things five years ago, but he wonât overlook a slight to the rest of the Ramseys. What game is she playing?
Keely has always carried the weight of responsibility for her dysfunctional family, so she canât regret the way she ended things with Nate. Cutting him loose to pursue his dreams was the kindest thing she could have done for a man with talent to take him far beyond Last Stand. Except now heâs back, and the fireworks between them havenât faded a bit. If she gives into the temptation of a kiss, will she be able to let him go again once his injury heals and baseball wants him back?
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
KOBO / APPLE BOOKS
âMy grandfather asked me to talk to you,â Nate admitted, looking out the delivery van window to take in the changes around Last Stand in the year since heâd driven through the small downtown. There were some new businesses, but the vats from Outlaw Tequila were still there. The park was still trimmed and pruned, empty now but ready for use when the weather cooled.
âHow is Everett?â she asked, glancing his way as she stopped at a crosswalk. They waited for a mother pushing a stroller with one hand and holding a preschoolerâs hand with the other. âEveryone was worried about him after the accident this spring.â
The collision had devastated the town, killing the youngest Delaney, Rose, and her boyfriend. Rose had been just nineteen years old. When heâd heard the news, heâd tried calling his own youngest sister, Lara, whoâd left home at around the same age and hadnât looked back. The number he had for her didnât work anymore, reminding him how thoroughly sheâd cut ties with the family. He shook off those memories and focused on Keely.
âThank you. Heâs doing better,â Nate assured her, appreciating her concern. âFeisty as ever, so Iâm sure thatâs a good sign.â
âHeâs the one who sent you to talk to me?â Her voice sounded genuinely curious.
âHe says youâre growing wildflowers on Ramsey land,â he told her bluntly.
Straightening her shoulders, she reared back in surprise. âExcuse me?â
âHe claims he wanted to prep the ground in the east field to start his fall tomato crop, but that the plot is being used for sunflowersâand not by him.â Nate had stopped by the farm stand this morning, hoping the field manager would tell him something differentâthat Everett was confused, or thereâd been a misunderstanding. But Grant Wilkins had told him the same thing.
âWhat east field?â Keely shrugged her shoulders. âWe both know Harper lands border the Ramsey property. Does he think Iâm farming too far on his side? Because I have a survey map of our lands and I double-check it before I work any new grounds for Windy Meadows.â
âIâm sure you doââ
âAnd Iâm very respectful of all the borders,â she insisted, clearly offended. Or irritated. âI think highly of your grandfather, Nate, but he couldnât be more wrong about this.â
âShould we drive out there?â He hated to inconvenience her, but his grandfather was up in arms about the land poaching. âMaybe if we look at the map together, we can take some photos and get it all sorted.â
âI donât need to drive out there.â She shook her head, ponytail swinging as she huffed out a frustrated sigh. âIâve got a hundred and one things to do today, and none of them involve spending time with you to appease your grandfather.â
âOkay then.â He turned his attention to the road ahead and ground his teeth, seeing he had wasted his time. âIâll drive out there myself and see if I can figure it out.â
She said nothing, but she drummed her short nails on the steering wheel as if there were thoughts brewing.
âWhat?â he asked, wishing sheâd just spit it out.
She drummed for another moment as they turned at the faded old sign for Harper Ranch, a relic from four decades past.
âHow will you know what fields are freshly planted, let alone which are tomatoes and which are bluebonnets?â she shot back, her words barbed with the other things she didnât say.
Like how much she resented him being here.
Or how much she resented him, period.
âIâm sure Iâll think of something,â he told her mildly, unwilling to engage.
Heâd ticked her off, but heâd be damned if heâd let her get under his skin. He needed to focus on recovering as fast as humanly possible if he wanted any hope of salvaging his career. That meant he couldnât get tangled up in a drama with Keely, even though she still enticed him like no woman before or since.
Some relationships werenât meant to be.
âIs that so?â She tipped her head to one side, as if she needed to see him from another angle.
As if she didnât believe him.
âYes. You told me you donât want to help me sort through it, so Iâll manage on my own.â He was grateful when the old barn came into view, his truck parked between it and the ramshackle farmhouse where sheâd grown up.
âRight. But if I recall correctly, that just means youâll say whatever you think someone wants to hear while going ahead with what you had planned in the first place.â She braked to a fast halt and jammed the van into park before sending him a withering look. âAt least these days, I know what to expect from you.â
Levering the driverâs side door open, she hopped down to the dusty gravel and walked away as fast as her boots would take her. Had he thought she was non-confrontational? Damn.
Time had changed her, apparently.
Nate watched her go a moment too long for him to convince himself that it didnât matter, his surgical scar throbbing in painful time to the beat of her retreating footsteps.
Heâd known that his grandfather was sending him on a foolâs errand, so it hardly came as a shock that Keely hadnât given him a warm welcome. But since he wasnât about to let his grandfather set the lawyers on a woman who once meant everything to Nate, he would find a way to smooth things over between them.
Exiting the delivery van, Nate headed toward his truck, reminding himself that no hitter worth his salt let himself get down about the first strike.
He was prepared to go deep in the count. He just needed to dig in.
Four-time RITA nominee Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn't like. The author of over eighty books enjoys writing a wide range of stories, most recently focusing on sexy contemporaries and small town family sagas. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance fits her life outlook perfectly--love is worth fighting for. A frequent speaker at regional and national writing conferences she enjoys giving back to the writing community that nurtured and inspired her early career. She has a Masters degree in Literature from the University of Louisville but credits her fiction writing skills to her intensive study with friend and fellow author Catherine Mann. When she's not writing, Joanne enjoys travel, especially to see her favorite sports teams play with her former sports editor husband and three athletic-minded sons.
Series: The Grim Sinner's Motorcycle Club
Author: LeAnn Ashers
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: August 19, 2019
Cover Photog: Wander Aguiar
Cover Model: Issac Dawson
From the day she came into my life, I knew I couldn’t walk away from this girl. She was beautiful, a light in this dark and messed up world, but I saw it in her eyes.
I saw the pain she carried, and in that moment, I made a promise.
Her demons would pay. All of them. They didn’t know what I was capable of or what my MC could do.
As I now look down at yet another lifeless body, I smile. I always keep my promises.
One more to go, and he’s the one I really want.
“LeAnn Ashers always delivers a story that is endlessly sweet with women as bad@$# as their men and she definitely brought that with Aiden. This book will have you crying happy tears, full-on swooning and will most definitely be stealing your heart.” – Brittany, Red Hatter Book Blog
“Aiden and Gracie what a beautiful yet heartbreaking story, like all LeAnn's books, It just pulls you in and doesn’t let you go till you have well and truly finished. There will be tears, excitement, laughter, anger and wanting to beat the shit out people. It gives you all those feels.” – Karlie, Goodreads
“This is by far my favorite book by Leann to date. This book hit all my emotions. Aiden & Gracie were prefect together, & believe me, when you find out how they met, :swoon:. Never a dull moment when you have both MCs in one place, always great to see old friends. This series is always evolving & each one is perfection. It was a powerful book & I think will touch many people. You’re incredibly brave, lady!” – Sarah Armstrong, Goodreads
“Just finished reading. I relate to this book probably more than the others and let me just say Leann Asher outdid herself on this one... don’t know how that’s possible because I didn’t think she could get any better but she knocked it out of the park with this one. It had a little bit of everything in there. I cried, I laughed, I LOVED!!!” – Jackie, Goodreads
“Gracelyn.” He is looking at me in such a tender and beautiful way. “I would never hurt you, trust me.” He whispers the last part.
“I trust you, Aiden.” I touch the side of his face and, to show that I do, I sit up and take off my shirt. I don’t have a bra on.
“I will fucking cherish your trust, baby. Let me love you. I know you’re scared, I can see it in your eyes, but being afraid of me is something you never have to be. I will protect you, cherish you, and take care of you.”
With the back of my hand, I wipe the tears off my face. I know I seem like such a baby, but being hurt by the person who is supposed to protect you more than any other—it hurts right to your core. I’ve been failed by so many people, and I expect it from everyone.
“I don’t deserve you,” I whisper, feeling this from the bottom of my heart.
He looks genuinely shocked. “Don’t ever fucking say that. You deserve the fucking world, baby, and I plan on handing it to you.”
LeAnn Ashers is a blogger-turned-author who spends her days reading and writing. She released her debut novel early 2016, and can't wait to see where this adventure continues to take her. LeAnn enjoys writing about strong-minded females and swoon-worthy, protective alpha males who love their women unconditionally.
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Check out Jodie Larson’s brand new covers for her Lightning Strikes Series and the reveal of Little Lullaby coming on Sept. 12th!
LIGHTNING STRIKES SERIES BLURB
Fame, fortune, and glory.
That’s the ultimate goal for any aspiring musician. Pay your dues to make your mark on the world. Get the contract, play the biggest stages. Be recognized for your talent.
For the Lightning Strikes, it was the dream.
Four best friends, a band of brothers, playing together since childhood. It didn’t matter where, whether it was garages, small bars, or even opening acts for bigger bands. All that mattered was the music. Nothing would stop them from getting everything they want.
What happens when love starts to find its way into the band? Is their goal still the same when four women enter their lives? From broken hearts to forbidden love, the guys fight to keep everything they have while wanting a new dream at the same time. Something they never saw coming.
Each has their own story to tell. One thing is for certain, the band will never be the same.
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Downbeat: mybook.to/DownbeatLITTLE LULLABY BLURB
My closest friends are all in family mode. It’s like someone put a constant alarm on their biological clocks that won't stop ringing until an army of kids surrounds us all. Being the wives of rock stars, dealing with the spotlight, tours, and balancing time with their husbands, they have a lot on their plates. My only concern is when Gabe will be home from managing the bar.
Everyone keeps asking when we’re going to start trying. Our family. Our friends. At least my husband hasn’t joined in, but I see the look in his eyes every time someone says they’re pregnant.
He wants to start but I’m content on just practicing until the time is right.
Unfortunately, nothing ever works out the way you plan.
Two little lines. One scary adventure.
At least I won’t be alone.
After all, misery loves company.
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LITTLE LULLABY EXCERPT
How could this happen? I’ve always been religious about taking my pill. And I haven’t taken any antibiotics or anything that I know counteracts it.
Shit, how could this happen?
I make a beeline straight to the tests, grabbing several different brands. I have no idea which one is the best or which is more accurate. Though if I’m as off as I think I am, it really won’t matter about early detection or getting the results five days sooner than the rest.
The cashier – a young girl who doesn’t even try to hide her smirk – hands me the bag filled with my fate and wishes me luck. More like a miracle.
The river of denial I’m swimming through grows as I drive home. Maybe my nausea is from food poisoning and I just keep eating the same thing to make me sick. Or maybe my brown pills were actually filled with the active hormones rather than the placebo, forcing my body into skipping my period. Or maybe…maybe…
Maybe I really am pregnant.
I park the car in the garage and shut it off, staring at the wall while keeping my grip on the steering wheel. My whole body feels numb.
I’m not ready for this. I figured we’d be a few more years away from this moment. I’d honestly been ignoring my biological clock, knowing it’s been ticking louder and louder, warning me that time is almost up.
Blowing out a calming breath, I grab the bag and exit the car, doing my best to sneak past Gabe, who’s doing the dishes.
“Babe?” He looks over his shoulder and I turn to the side to hide the bag.
“Just gonna head into the bathroom for a sec. You know, put this stuff to use.”
He smirks and walks over to kiss my forehead. “Okay. I saved you some bacon and potatoes. Do you want any eggs?”
Bile rises in my throat and I shake my head, wishing it away. “No, thanks. I’m just going to take care of business first.”
With a nod, he goes back to the dishes and I dash to the bathroom and lock the door behind me. Boxes tumble to the counter and I grab one, ripping it open while reading the instructions. I open another box and take all four sticks with me to the toilet. Somehow, I muster enough pee to take all four tests. Probably from nerves.
I place the capped tests on the counter and sit on the closed lid of the toilet, waiting for my fate. They all say it takes a couple of minutes to get an answer, but within thirty seconds, two of the tests say pregnant while the other two have bright pink plus signs.
Two minutes my ass.
Guess there’s no need to open the other boxes.
I stare at the tests, knowing they’re right but still unbelieving.
I’m going to be a mom, responsible for another human’s life. Molding that human to be a valued member of society.
A small smile tugs at my lips. Gabe will be thrilled. I’m still trying to figure out the mechanics of how it happened. Not that it matters.
“Quinn? You okay?” Gabe knocks on the door and I swipe at a stray tear rolling down my cheek. Not from sadness, though. Shock, maybe, but definitely not sadness.
I turn the lock and open the door. Gabe walks in, quietly inspecting my face and the immediate surroundings. Guess I have been in here long enough to cause concern.
“I think I figured out what’s going on with me.”
He takes a cautious step forward, running his hands up and down my arms. “What?”
I know the instant he sees them because he breaks out into the widest grin I’ve ever seen. Well, almost as wide as when he watched me walk down the aisle.
I nod. “It appears we are.” I can’t help but mirror his happiness. “Turns out it wasn’t the flu making me sick. Or your cooking, but I’ll hold judgment on that for a bit.”
In an instant, he swoops me into his arms and kisses me senseless. “Morning sickness?”
Again, I nod. “Yeah. And let me tell you, it’s a bitch. Apparently there’s some food aversion too.
I may not be able to cook for a while, at least until it subsides.”
“Oh, good. So we’ll have more than the same five things we typically do.”
I slap his stomach, grinning as an oof leaves his lips. “Watch it, buddy. I don’t think you know what you’re in for.”
“Doesn’t matter.” He leans forward and kisses my nose. “We’re having a baby.”
For the first time all morning, I finally feel okay, like the world isn’t caving in on itself.
“Yeah, we’re having a baby.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jodie Larson is a wife and mother to four beautiful girls, making their home in northern Minnesota along the shore of Lake Superior. When she isn’t running around to various activities or working her regular job, you can find her sitting in her favorite spot reading her new favorite book or camped out somewhere quiet trying to write her next manuscript. She’s addicted to reading (just ask her kids or husband) and loves talking books even more so with her friends. She’s also a lover of all things romance and happily ever afters, whether in movies or in books, as shown in her extensive collection of both.
Other books written by Jodie Larson:
Fated to be Yours
Fated to be Mine
Lessons of the Heart
Title: Hush Hush
Author: Lucia Franco
Genre: New Adult College/Erotic Romance
Release Date: August 14, 2019
I knew the rules.
Never reveal my true identity.
Play the game, give the illusion.
Donât get close to the clients.
The dark and glamorous lifestyle of the rich and shameless open my eyes to a lavish world of sin and wealth, and a man I canât have.
A man I desperately wantâJames Riviera.
We're treading a fine line as we live the ultimate double life until we make a startling discovery that tests both our loyalties.
I only had to follow the rules, but rules are meant to be broken.
A competitive athlete for over ten years, Lucia Franco currently resides in sunny South Florida with her husband and two boys. Paranormal romance was her first love, but she has a soft spot in her heart for small-town and reunion romance stories.
When Lucia is not hard at work on her next novel, you can find her relaxing with her toes in the sand at a nearby beach.
Title: Saved by Him
Series: Like a Hurricane Duet #2
Author: Kristie Leigh
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 21, 2019
Iâm always running, hiding to avoid the reality that has become my life. Hunter didnât deserve the destruction I left in my wakeâI just hope itâs repairable.
Because I need him.
I need him to love me like he used to, to make me whole again. To remind me that my reality doesnât have to be like this.
Most importantlyâ¦I need him to save me.
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I'm a feisty redheaded Canadian/American who fell in love with romance novels when my friend Phil bought me a Kindle that hasn't left my side since.
My favorite books to read are anything taboo and super sick and twisted. I'm not sure I will ever write anything dark, but I would love to give it a shot one day.
I live in South Florida with my high school sweetheart and three kids.
I grew up in Burlington, ON, Canada but made the move to South Florida in 2013 and definitely don't miss the snow.
I'm not sure where this writing journey will take me but either way, I know it will be a fun new adventure, and I'm super excited about it.
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He broke me.
He gave me everything I never knew I wanted then in one moment destroyed all my happiness.
Now I’m back in Araminta to finish senior year before I move on and leave this town full of fake and corrupted people behind.
I don’t expect him to chase me. To change the game. He wants my heart but it’s destroyed. Even as we fight back against his enemies who want to ruin his name, he puts me above all else.
He wants to protect me. Fix me. Claim me. Too bad I’m not the same girl I was. I can’t forgive him....
So fuckin sober.
I’m broken and bruised but the only pain I feel is watching her and knowing I can’t have her. Danger lurks around us. My enemies are growing in numbers. I need to keep her safe and untouched by the chaos I created. I will destroy the walls around her heart and prove to both of us that I am the man she wanted me to be. She wants to breeze in and fade out...not this time. She’s back and she will be mine. I can’t live without her.
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5 Heart Review by Lorena
I absolutely love second chance stories because whoever messes up has a chance to redeem themselves and Darrian definitely redeemed himself in Hearts and Flowers.
I get it, Darrian was a major jerk to Nora in the first book BUT he thought he had a reason to hate her and in the process of hating her, he fell in love with her and when he found out the truth, it was too late for him to go back and explain to Nora why he did what he did because Nora had left and wasn't planning on coming back.
Darrian will do anything in his power to try and win his girl back. We learn a lot about Darrian in this book and I totally was on board with him rectifying his mistakes and showing Nora that he truly did love her.
Ms. Brooks has totally made me a fan of her writing and I can't wait to see what she has planned for us next!
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“Heard you got banged up a couple months ago, D.” He grins. “You still look pretty though.”
“Shut the fuck up.” I lean forward wishing again I could feel his blood against my knuckles. Rage courses through my veins and I breathe a few times to find control again.
“Little birdie told me a certain puntawas arriving soon.”
“Stay away from her, Rom. I’ll give you and your crew one warning. Next time you talk about her like that or any of you even so much as look at her wrong, I’ll make sure you never see the outside of these walls again.”
“She’s just another bitch, D. She left you, didn’t she? Found a nice little place with her aunt in Seattle.” He cocks his head to the side. “You want to fuck up our arrangement for some side action?”
“We have no arrangement. You’re a drug dealer. It’s not my problem you were so wasted you continuously hooked up with my sloppy seconds. Not my problem your crew isn’t loyal, and you’re stuck behind that glass.” I shrug my shoulders. His eyes blaze when I point at the glass. One thing I’ve learned about Roman over the years is that he is claustrophobic. Must suck to suck. “Stay away from Nora.” I hang up the receiver, not caring what else he has to say. It already bothers me how much he knows about her situation, which only confirmed someone is watching her like we feared. I look up again as he taps the receiver on the glass, motioning for me to pick up. Standing, I grab the phone before bringing it back to my ear.
“Wait just a second now.” He leans as far back in his chair as he can. He looks too comfortable. “I think you’re forgetting that we don’t work for you. I don’t work for you or your father. That bitch…messed with something larger than you, the crew, me or your saint of a father.”
“You’ll never get out,” I threaten again. My voice is surprisingly calm. I can feel the tension vibrating through my body. He smiles smugly, getting up from his chair. At his full height, Roman is just a hair shorter than me. His face tightens, he fixes me with his gaze, his soulless dark irises flicker.
“It ain’t me you got to worry about, King,” he says before dropping the receiver in place and hitting the button next to his door. Frustrated, I hit mine as well, bracing my arm against the side while I wait to be let out.
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Brooks enjoys reading as much as writing. Television shows such as Criminal Minds, Scandal, and One Tree Hill are her go-to binge worthy series. She loves spending time with her friends and family with a good glass of beer or wine. If she isn’t reading or writing, Brooks is Pinteresting future home projects for her wonderful husband to accomplish.
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Series: Dare to Risk Novel
Author: Danielle Pays
Genre: Steamy Romance Suspense
Release Date: August 21, 2019
Cover Design: Maria at Steamy Designs
Don’t mix business with pleasure. At least that’s what she keeps telling herself.
Ryan Thiel, known as Seattle’s most eligible bachelor instead of Seattle’s most powerful businessman, all because a local magazine changed its story direction after taking one look at him. He gets it, he’s hot. But he’s not happy. He has no interest in dating. Last time he tried, it ended in disaster. Then he meets Katie and all that changes.
Katie Capone is starting over after discovering her ex-boyfriend slept with her coworkers. Now at a new job, she won’t make the mistake of mixing business with personal ever again. Then she meets Ryan.
Forced to work with Ryan, Katie struggles to keep their relationship professional. Hard to do with the steamy looks he keeps giving her.
Ryan wants Katie and this time, he is willing to wait. But when his past comes back and threatens to hurt Katie, Ryan must decide between the woman he wants or exposing a past he has buried.
Surrounded by danger, Katie must decide if she can trust Ryan or if she is being used again.
Pursued was selected as a finalist for the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. This is a steamy, stand-alone, HEA romantic suspense romance.
“How’s this going to work?” she asked. He surveyed the room. “I was thinking right here on this table.” He winked at her. Her mouth fell open, then she shook her head. Then she laughed. “On the table? Really? Why does that sound like a line too? Does it work for you?” Her hand went up. “Wait, don’t answer that.”Ryan smiled. “Lines don’t work with you. That’s another thing I really like about you.”“Oh.” She licked her lips. Focus, Thiel. What had she been talking about before he’d brought up having sex on a table? “You meant working together, didn’t you? You think that will be a problem?” “Yes, don’t you?” “Why Ms. Capone, are you saying it’s hard to concentrate around me?” He leaned down and kissed her neck and then slowly moved up toward her ear. “Um. A little.” A small moan escaped her mouth. She stepped back. “We can’t do that.”He stalked toward her. “We can’t?”“Not if we want to get any work done. And you can’t look at me like that either.” “Like what?” “Like you want to throw me on this table.”“Sorry, I can’t help that.” She put more distance between them. “Ryan, I need us to just be friends.”
3.5 Heart Review by Ashley
I am always looking for new to me authors that write romantic suspense and Danielle Pays fit that bill. While Pursued is the second book in this series it can be read as a total standalone (like it was for me).
Title: Sweetest Obsessions
A Contemporary Romance Boxed Set Collection
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 20, 2019
24 tempting romances from Sweet to Hot to downright Steamy!
Whether your obsession is Alphas, Bad Boys, Friends (or Enemies) to Lovers, or Second Chance Romance, we’ll feed your addiction with 24 drool-worthy heroes in this sizzling collection.
Escape into tales of intrigue, passion, desire, illicit temptations, secret crushes, friendships, love triangles, forbidden royals, and intimate trysts. All while meeting hot bosses, sexy Texans, heart racing musicians, steamy cops, sweetheart restaurant managers, and so much more.
You’re sure to find a romance to obsess over as you devour these sweet and scorching pages. Enjoy your favorite authors and gain some new ones in this collection of over twenty mouthwatering stories. Which one will be your sweetest obsession?
3 Heart Review by Ashley
I am super excited about this collection and can't wait to get to dive deeper into it.
Jane Blythe & Amanda Siegrist
Dani René & Jo-Anne Joseph
Maddie Wade & India Kells
Renee Lee Fisher
KG Reuss & C.M. Lally
Series: O'Connor Brothers
Author: A. S. Kelly
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 20, 2019
I’ve never liked lies. I’m an honest guy: I say exactly what I’m thinking without any filter. Without considering the consequences.
That’s why people always think I’m an idiot. Someone who only wants to have fun, who never has any problems.
Someone who never worries about the future.
I’ve made my decision.
I’ve chosen myself and left everything else behind.
But what happens when karma comes back to turn your life upside-down? When you find yourself standing in front of someone who could break down all of your walls?
The only woman capable of looking past the façade, and seeing Nick O’Connor for what he really is: a liar.
Would it make sense to keep lying? And, for the first time in my life, could I live with just being Nick?
It’s a dangerous game, a match to be played.
The last match. My match.
I’m Nick O’Connor, and the whistle’s about to blow: I’m about to face the biggest match of my life. But will I be able to fight until the end? Or will I give in, like I always do?
Because I already know I’m going to lose this challenge. We both will.
Because she deserves everything.
And I have nothing to give.
Cruel Prince (Royal Hearts Academy #1) by Ashley Jade Release Date: August 20th
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Blurb: Welcome to their kingdom...
I never thought I'd step foot in Royal Manor again. But four years later, here I am...back to finish my senior year at Royal Hearts Academy.
And forced to face Jace Covington. My first friend. First crush. First kiss. The one I left behind.
Only—he isn't the same boy I gave my heart to.
This new Jace is as cruel as he is gorgeous. And he's determined to make my life a living hell. Along with the rest of his glorified family and crew of tyrants.
They expect me to worship the ground they walk on like everyone else, but I'd rather eat dirt.
If Jace Covington wants me gone...he'll have to try harder. Because I've never been the kind of girl to play by the rules.
WARNING: Royal Hearts Academy is a New Adult/High School series of standalones filled with drama, a touch of angst, and boys who are bad to the bone.
This series is recommended for mature readers due to graphic language and sexual content.
Excerpt: “Is that why you wore this sexy little shirt tonight?” His warm breath tickles the side of my neck. “Hoping to get my attention.”
That earns me a husky chuckle. “Too bad.” He presses his lips against my throat. “Because it’s working. You have all my attention.” He walks his fingers down my torso. “Question is…what are you going to do with it?”
About the Author: Ashley Jade loves to tackle different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including: contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance.
Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them.
She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought provoking…except for math.
Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive. She’s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series.
It was the best decision she ever made.
If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life.
Check out her amazon page and Facebook page for future novels. She recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find her there, too. She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go round’.
Connect w/Ashley: Website: https://ashleyjadeauthor.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ashley-Jade-Author-788137781302982/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajadeauthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashleyjadeauthor/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14175946 Bookbub:https://www.bookbub.com/authors/ashley-jade Amazon: https://amzn.to/2RGsIJ9