The Island by Sarah M. Cradit

Title: The Island: Vampires of the Merovingi Book 1
Author: Sarah M. Cradit
Genre: Historical Fantasy Horror
Release Date: March 12, 2018
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37906830-the-island

Blurb:
From the USA Today bestselling fantasy author of the House of Crimson & Clover novels The Island_Full EBook-2comes a chilling new historical fantasy series, Vampires of the Merovingi. Ancient lore, a vidid historical backdrop, and elusive, tantalizing mythical creatures await readers as they dive into the secretive, ancient, powerful world of The Saga of Crimson & Clover.

1789. Saint-Domingue. Hispaniola. West Indies.

Etienne de Blanchefort has seen incredible success as a colonial planter in the Northern Province of Saint-Domingue. Though uprooting his family from France a decade past was a gamble, life in the tropical West Indies has been good to him, his wife, and four children. With France embroiled in their great revolution across the Atlantic, he harbors little doubt he made the right decision for his family’s future.

Until, that is, the arrival of his fiend.

Etienne’s practical nature cannot reconcile what he knows to be true of his world with what he cannot ignore about the abominable creature haunting his family and the island.

Nor can he ignore his wife’s terrifying dreams that slowly steal her vitality.

Or Victorine’s burgeoning free spirit and wariness of their way of life.

Or Nanette’s curious, furtive behavior as she hides in trees.

Or Marius’ secret new friendship with one he cannot name.

Or Flosine’s unsettling drawings of a man from a time long before theirs.

Etienne’s fiend will not stay elusive for long. He has a request. A very particular, very important request, one that will change the lives of Etienne, his family, and his descendants forever.

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Praise for The Island:
Teri – “The Island looks to be the start of a riveting series and I look forward to meeting more of the vampires!”

Elizabeth Connor – “I felt driven to reach the end, to uncover the mystery, to really know these characters and the circumstances that helped to mold them.”

Katy Birch – “Another stunning read by Sarah. I can already tell this series is going to one you can escape to time and time again.”

Author Bio:
Sarah is the USA Today bestselling author of the Paranormal Southern Gothic series, The House of Crimson & Clover, born of her combined passion for New Orleans, and the mysterious complexity of human nature. Her work has been described as rich, emotive, and highly dimensional.

An unabashed geek, Sarah enjoys studying obscure subjects like the Plantagenet and Ptolemaic dynasties, and settling debates on provocative Tolkien topics such as why the Great Eagles are not Gandalf’s personal taxi service. Passionate about travel, Sarah has visited over twenty countries collecting sparks of inspiration (though New Orleans is where her heart rests). She’s a self-professed expert at crafting original songs to sing to her very patient pets, and a seasoned professional at finding ways to humiliate herself (bonus points if it happens in public). When at home in Oregon, her husband and best friend, James, is very kind about indulging her love of fast German cars and expensive lattes.

Social Media Links:
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Brant by D. B. James

Title: Brant
Series: Secret Series
Author: D.B. James
Genre: Romance Suspense
Release Date: February 22, 2018
I am Brant Ashley, and this is my truth. 

I am a liar. 

For nearly a decade, I’ve withheld the truth from my best friend, whom I consider to be a brother. The lies I told him aren’t the only lies I’ve been telling. 

My whole life is a lie. 

I am a killer. 

Think I’m lying? Yeah, most people would side with you. I’m good at covering my deceit with more lies. People think they know me, but no one truly does. 

Except for her. 

She’s the first person to ever see me clearly, to see through my lies to the truth hidden behind my steel blue eyes. 

I am Brant Ashley, and this is my truth.


Bewitched Readers – 5 Stars “In true D.B. James fashion she has crafted a delicious book boyfriend and heroine that I absolutely adored.”

Cranky The Book Curmudgeon – 5 Stars “All in all it was an awesome book and I’m so darn happy to have a look into who Brant really is.”

“Give me some credit, sweetness. Of course I packed some. When a man tells his woman he wants to eat chocolate-covered cherries off her naked body, he brings the damn cherries.” 

 


 

Her facial expression makes me laugh. She looks scared, intrigued, and shocked all at once. The scared part is easily solved. I’ll tell her what I’m doing every step of the way. The shock is maybe because she thinks we’re not alone, but the one I love the most? The look of intrigue. It means she wants this to happen. 

 

“From the look on your face, I’m guessing a few things. One, you’re shocked because I’m talking frankly and someone else may hear—wrong. They gave us the house for a couple hours. Two, you’re scared—don’t be. I’ve never done food play before…well, aside from whipped cream once…but you have nothing to be afraid of. It’s not like I’m going to put them inside you. I’m eating them off your delicious body. It’ll be sticky, but it’ll be worth it. Still intrigued?”

 

 

 

“Honestly?” she questions.

 

 

 

“Always, Cherry. Never be afraid to be honest with me. I’m not Mick—I won’t ever get angry and fly off the handle from hearing your honesty, and I sure as hell will never lay a hand on you for anything but pleasure or comfort. I’m not saying we’ll never fight—look at our track record—but what’ll be different with our fights is that we’ll always make up. We’ll never go to bed angry. From this moment on, I promise to kiss you each morning when I wake and every night before I sleep.”

D.B. James is an indie author of New Adult Romance. Her debut novel released on August 19, 2016. In her spare time she’s an avid reader. Colleen Hoover, Tarryn Fisher, Teagan Hunter, KA Tucker, Linda Kage, Renee Carlino, and Abbi Glines are a few of her obsessions. She’s a Michigan girl through and through but currently resides in sunny Florida. Sarcasm, Supernatural (team Sam!), Harry Potter and coffee are among her favorite things.

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Mail Ordered Bride by Tory Baker

Title: Mail Ordered Bride
Author: Tory Baker
Genre: Romance
Release Date: February 7, 2018

In the wilds of Alaska single women are few and far between. An online site to find the perfect bride seems ridiculous, but Stone is willing to give it a try. 

As he looks at Carly’s pictures and reads her words, he’s convinced she’s the one. 

He spends his nights imagining what it will be like to finally touch her, to sink inside and hear her cry out his name. 

When she finally gets there she’ll be lucky if he doesn’t tie her to his bed. 
Too bad the woman getting off the plane is not the one he agreed to marry.


Passionate About Books – “5 Swoony and Affectionate Stars for a man who has the power to reduce you to a puddle!”


Beyond the Covers Blog – “This book is a quick read you won’t want to put it down until it’s all over it’s definitely worth reading.”


Britt Red Hatter Book Blog – “Hot, sweet, over the top alpha goodness Mail Ordered Bride is a fast read that I adored!”

Tory likes to write quick romantic stories that make her smile. 

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Cover Reveal– Brant by D.B. James

Title: Brant
Series: Secret Series
Author: D.B. James
Genre: Romance Suspense
Release Date: February 22, 2018

Cover Designer: Megan at mischievous designs

 

I am Brant Ashley, and this is my truth. 

I am a liar. 

For nearly a decade, I’ve withheld the truth from my best friend, whom I consider to be a brother. The lies I told him aren’t the only lies I’ve been telling. 

My whole life is a lie. 

I am a killer. 

Think I’m lying? Yeah, most people would side with you. I’m good at covering my deceit with more lies. People think they know me, but no one truly does. 

Except for her. 

She’s the first person to ever see me clearly, to see through my lies to the truth hidden behind my steel blue eyes. 

I am Brant Ashley, and this is my truth.

 

D.B. James is an indie author of New Adult Romance. Her debut novel released on August 19, 2016. In her spare time she’s an avid reader. Colleen Hoover, Tarryn Fisher, Teagan Hunter, KA Tucker, Linda Kage, Renee Carlino, and Abbi Glines are a few of her obsessions. She’s a Michigan girl through and through but currently resides in sunny Florida. Sarcasm, Supernatural (team Sam!), Harry Potter and coffee are among her favorite things.

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Cover Reveal–Mail Ordered Bride

Title: Mail Ordered Bride
Author: Tory Baker
Genre: Romance
Release Date: February 7, 2018 

Cover Designer: Robin with Wicked by Design
Models: Jamie Walker & Tara McMichen
In the wilds of Alaska single women are few and far between. An online site to find the perfect bride seems ridiculous, but Stone is willing to give it a try. 

As he looks at Carly’s pictures and reads her words, he’s convinced she’s the one. 

He spends his nights imagining what it will be like to finally touch her, to sink inside and hear her cry out his name. 

When she finally gets there she’ll be lucky if he doesn’t tie her to his bed. 
Too bad the woman getting off the plane is not the one he agreed to marry.
Tory likes to write quick romantic stories that make her smile. 
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Cover Reveal–Forbidden Attraction by Siera London

Title: Forbidden Attraction
Series: Forbidden Series
Author: Siera London
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 13, 2018

Recently divorced, Sarah Jones no longer looks forward to the cupid and candy holiday. With her shattered heart and designer swimsuit in tow, she plans a little vacation to Adventure Cove Resort and Spa. It’s just the respite she needs from inquiring minds. 

Quiet and brooding, Deputy Lance Stevens wants to be left alone with the pain of his past mistakes, but his family has other ideas. This contrived vacation is another family intervention he plans to squash, that is until Sarah zips into his life. 

What’s meant to be Sarah’s escape turns into a steamy attraction to a man who’s too young, and too determined to get what he wants-her. Lance is forbidden in more ways than one and Sarah is harboring a secret that could destroy more than their budding romance. What happens when Ms. Jones realizes there’s more than a Valentine’s Day fling going on?

 

Siera London is a bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She crafts stories of diverse characters navigating the challenges and triumphs to find lasting love. Intelligence, wit, emotion, drama, and sensual romance are between the covers of every Siera London novel. Siera lives in California with her husband, and a color patch tabby named Frie.

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Cover Reveal–Someone In The Way

Title: Someone in the Way
Series: Someone in the Way #1
Author: Rachel Del
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 10, 2018 

 

Lily Gardner thought she’d found her soul mate when she met and married the handsome and well-off Thomas Gardner. But now, thirty, with a four-year-old son, Lily finds herself wading through the messy waters of divorce and single motherhood, crying herself to sleep at night wondering if she’s just lost her only chance at love—and herself in the process.

 


 

Nathan Trainor always falls for the wrong women—and Lily is no exception. But now that she’s practically single Nate knows this could be his only chance to prove history wrong.
When Lily and Nate are assigned the task of signing a bestselling author who is rumored to be seeking new representation, Lily must put her troubles aside and do whatever it takes to get the job done. And Nate might just get his chance to write his own happy ending.
At once heartbreaking and hopeful, Someone In The Way captures what it feels like to be given a second chance at life—and love.
Someone In The Way was previously published as Finding Lily, but has been entirely re-written and will be re-releasing January 2018.
Someone In The Way is a standalone but can also be read as book 1 in the series.
Rachel Del is a head-in-the-clouds introvert, homebody and thirty-something writer currently living in Las Vegas, Nevada with her husband and son. Originally from Ontario, Canada she works in publishing and enjoys a cold glass of Chardonnay, road trips and singing in the shower.

 


 

Rachel started writing in 1991 with her first journal … and never stopped. She wrote her first novel in the 6th grade, something hopelessly sappy and laced with spelling mistakes.
When she isn’t working or writing, you can find her chasing after her son, reading or sipping on black coffee.

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Release Blitz–When It Was Us by Larissa Weatherall

Title: When It Was Us 
Series: Sage Hill Series #1
Author: Larissa Weatherall
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 5, 2017 

 

Betrayal tore her world apart. Now Anna is back in her hometown hoping she might be able to pick up the pieces. 

 

Anna is determined to get her life back together—to not let the disappointment of a failed marriage define her. That is, until the first man to ever break her heart steps in and throws her new plans for an independent future off course. 

 

Drew pushed Anna away in a moment of panic, and he’s lived with the regret since the day he watched her marry another man. Now he wants her back, and he’ll go to any length to prove he never stopped loving her. 

 

But ten years is a long time, and nothing is as simple as it was back then. 

 

Not only does Anna still carry the scar Drew left behind all those years ago, she also hides a secret that threatens to destroy their last hope to find happily ever after.


Larissa Weatherall is a born and raised southern girl who currently lives in the “big city” to the north with her flyboy husband and two adorable little handfuls. From the first moment she watched Cinderella and Prince Charming kiss and ride away at the end of the movie, she’s been obsessed with happily ever after.

 

Larissa is a sucker for stories that shred her heart then heal it when love conquers all in the end. When she’s not writing all the swoony, southern heroes, Larissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends and the occasional hour she can soak up the sun on her back porch with a book.

 

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#Release Blitz–Winter’s Surprise

Title: Winter’s Surprise
Author: AJ Renee
Genre: Holiday Romance
Release Date: November 20, 2017
Available on Kindle Unlimited

 


 

Love doesn’t come easy for everyone. Sometimes it never shows, and for others it’s stolen from their lives.

 


Michelle Harper quit trying to find love after a string of failed dates. Sure, her life hadn’t turned out quite like she expected, but she was done trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. She was perfectly happy filling her life with her love of cooking.

Weeks before Christmas, a chance encounter brings Jake Smith into her life. The spell of the season weaves around her, and she’s quickly caught under some mistletoe with the handsome stranger. When Michelle can’t keep Jake off her mind, she realizes she’s gone too far.

With her heart on the line, she can only wait and see if the magic of the holiday season will bring her the best gift of all… love.







“Where were you off to when you fell over?”

“I fell over?”

Jake rubbed his rough cheek. “Well, you took one look at me and toppled over.”

“Wow, aren’t we just full of ourselves?” Michelle chuckled.

He brushed nonexistent lint off his chest. “I can’t help it if women just fall at my feet.”

Michelle watched as Jake’s head jerked toward her with the impact of Annie’s hand.

“Ow! What was that for?” Jake asked Annie as she dropped the bags and walked away.

He never got a response. The woman shook her head and shot him an annoyed look as she took her place behind the counter once again.

“Do you make friends with women everywhere you go?” Michelle teased.

“I must be losing my touch.” He glanced down to look at the text preview that lit up his phone. “Big baby,” he mumbled at the screen before his eyes met hers. “May I walk you to your car? Or were you going home on foot?”

Michelle pointed at his phone. “Sounds like you’re being beckoned.”

“He can wait however long it will take me to walk you somewhere.”

Her stomach flipped and flopped at those words. So simple, and yet the sweetness of it all caused her to feel special. Something a man hadn’t made her feel in way too long. “My car is a couple blocks in the direction we just came from.”

Jake put cash on the table to cover the food and offered her his hand. She placed hers in it, and he helped her from the booth. He refused to let her carry her own food and led her past the curious eyes in the diner.

The snow came down once again, and the icy flakes fell on her warm skin. After releasing his hand, she adjusted her scarf and he flipped up the collar to his coat. With a shy smile, she slipped her bare hand back into his. She knew it was too cold to go without gloves, but she wanted to feel his warm skin against hers.

“You probably won’t agree with me, and it’s a crappy thing to say, but—”

“But?” Michelle asked.

His smile lit up his face as he looked over at her. “I’m really glad I ran you over.”

She leaned her head on his arm and laughed. “Yeah, you’re right. That is crappy, and trust me, my wrist doesn’t agree with you at all, but—”

“But?” he teased.

Michelle sighed and playfully rolled her eyes at him. “I’m glad you tackled me to the ground too.”

Jake chuckled. “That was not a tackle.”

She raised her eyebrow in disbelief. “You’re so full of it.”
AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Beauty Unmasked, and Finding Love at the Falls…. She’s a military wife and mother to three girls, seven and under. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology while working at the library.

 

She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans.


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Cover Reveal–It Must’ve Been the Mistletoe

Title: It Must’ve Been the Mistletoe
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Holiday / Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 18, 2017

Cover Design: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design

 

Finding your soul mate is a dream Adeline Hamilton thought was just that … a dream. After several failed relationships, she realizes she’s not capable of falling in love. The only passion she’s ever had is teaching U.S. History at the local high school. 

 

A week before Christmas, Adeline is all set for her best friend’s wedding, even though she dreads having to go to it alone. But when she’s given a Christmas wish that could change her future forever, she’s whisked away to the past, to a completely different place and time. It’s also when she meets him, William Blair, the man who steals her heart.
As their relationship grows, Adeline realizes that true love does exist. What she doesn’t know is that her wish can’t last forever, that soon she’ll have to leave the past behind. Will Adeline and William find their way back to each other? Or will their love have to stay where it all began . . . in 1865? With mistletoe and Christmas magic, anything’s possible.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

She loves to write, but she also loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes and white water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two youngest fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime, usually Christmas carols.
Dover has written countless novels, including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, the Society X series, the Circle of Justice series, and her standalone novel Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense, but if she got to choose a setting in which to live, it would be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

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