Thursday, January 26, 2017

"Good Reads for a Good Cause" blog tour





GOOD READS FOR A GOOD CAUSE





PHONE CALL HOME
By Angi Morgan

I remember a phone call from when my oldest child was serving overseas in Kuwait. It’s stuck with me and continually reminds me how our servicemen do their jobs. He joined and shipped off to boot camp two weeks after high school graduation. He wanted to be a Marine from the time he was fourteen and had to research an interesting career for middle school. This is giving away my age, but he’ll be retiring after 20 years soon.

While he was stationed in Kuwait (2002), I knew he was a part of setting up communications for troops. What I didn’t realize (at the time) was that the microwave towers they erected were the only targets their opposition had to aim at. It all hit home on a phone call where he calmly said, “Gotta go. Incoming.”

My son came home unharmed, but many haven’t. As a parent, I know how much you want to help and sometimes it’s impossible to lend anything except love and support. HOMES FOR TROOPS is a way we can all contribute. I’m so glad that HOT ON ICE is donating proceeds to this organization and encourage you to find a way to give back to these men and women who have given so much for our country.

BREAKAWAY BROOKE isn’t a military story. But it is all about family (and HOT hockey players).

Cop turned PI Brooke Henderson is hired on the down-low to keep an eye on Deacon “Tripp” Sanders after his team wins hockey’s biggest title. The gig should be as easy as an empty-net goal (yes, she knows her hockey!). The anonymous letter threatening trouble doesn’t have much merit and the gorgeous hockey phenom is certainly easy on Brooke’s eyes. If only her woo-woo power wasn’t in full swing and instigating trouble. The erotic pheromones she’d learned to hold in check were drawing men’s unwelcome attention…but giving her the perfect cover as a puck bunny.

Brooke might be trying to keep watch from a distance, but everywhere he looks Deacon’s eyes are drawn to the beautiful warrior like a loose puck in front of the net. Despite his annoyance that his family thinks he can’t keep himself out of trouble, can he convince this exquisite protector to stop fighting her erotic powers long enough to play his game?

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About Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology…
The New Orleans Cajun Rage professional hockey team just won the Cup. No one thought they’d do it. They were a team of shoulda beens, never coulda beens and a star or two. They’d only been in the Crescent City for three years before this year’s Cinderella run that had them skating off the ice with the championship. Over the following summer, each player gets to keep the Cup for a day. Nobody knows why, but whoever has the Cup falls in love. USA Today bestsellers Robin Covington, Desiree Holt, Kimberly Kincaid, Nana Malone, and Virginia Nelson, Publisher’s Weekly bestseller Angi Morgan, along with Xio Axelrod, Christi Barth, Andie J. Christopher, Avery Flynn, Kim Golden, Lena Hart, Robin Kaye, Katie Kenyhercz, Heather Long, Kate Meader, Susan Scott Shelley, and Misty D. Waters bring you 18 romances with smoking hot heroes—both on and off the ice.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Blog Tour: HOOKED by Brenda Rothert





HOOKED by Brenda Rothert is now LIVE! 

A sultry novel featuring a brooding NHL player who’s hell on skates—and the no-nonsense woman who forces him to clean up his act.


BLURB:
From the author of the On the Line and Fire on Ice hockey romance series comes a sultry novel featuring a brooding NHL player who’s hell on skates—and the no-nonsense woman who forces him to clean up his act.
 
Miranda: Even though I’m broke, putting myself through college, and working two jobs, I’m trying to make the best of it. Meanwhile, Jake Birch, hockey’s hottest bad boy, lives in a luxury hotel in downtown Chicago—and still complains about every little thing in his penthouse. But after I tell him off, instead of getting me fired, Jake requests me as his personal housekeeper. Then he starts flirting with me. Only I’m not flirting back . . . at least, I’m trying not to. Did I mention that he’s hockey’s hottest bad boy?
 
Jake: I’ve met the best woman at the worst possible time. Miranda is the fire to my ice—a sexy, charmingly candid spark who breaks down my walls and reminds me what it’s like to feel again. But I’m being forced to date my team owner’s daughter to keep my job, so I can’t be caught with Miranda. Still, we’re getting closer—until Miranda finds out about my “girlfriend.” And that’s not the only secret I’ve been keeping. But Miranda’s the one I want . . . even if she doesn’t believe me.




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REVIEW:


Hooked is the first book that I have read by Brenda Rothert and I loved it!

I really enjoyed reading this sports romance. The story is full of emotion from both of the main characters. You experience moments when it is funny and then sad but overall is a wonderful story. 

Miranda Carr is a self supportive strong minded woman. She works as a maid at the Dupont hotel to pay for her college education. 

Jake Birch is a hockey player in the NHL. He is renovating his apartment so he is living at the hotel Miranda works at. They meet when she comes to clean his room.  

At first Jake seems arrogant and conceded, but as you read the story you see he has a heart of gold. He has just built a wall to protect himself from hurt he has experienced in the past.

It was very nice to see how this relationship progressed from being friends to falling in love. Miranda and Jake help each other heal from their past experiences.

I am looking forward to reading more of Brenda's books!

AUTHOR BIO: 

Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.
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Newsletter: http://brendarothert.com/subsc ribe/ 

Monday, December 26, 2016

Release Day Blitz - Face-Off At The Altar by Toni Aleo








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Synopsis


Markus Reeves is sucking. Big-time. Toiling away on a minor-league hockey team hundreds of miles away from home, he's watching his dreams of an NHL career fade away. Add in the lingering guilt he has over the dramatic demise of his relationship with college girlfriend, Mekena, and he's a mess on and off the ice.


But the family of his heart, the Sinclairs, won't let Markus suffer any longer. When he arrives himself back in Nashville for a trial run on the Assassins, it feels like his life may be making a turn for the better. If only he could get Mekena to forgive him...


Mekena Preston has been hurting since fleeing Nashville following the horror of Markus's betrayal with her sister. Now a professional photographer, Mekena finds herself in the same place at the same time with Markus to celebrate Lucy and Benji Paxton's wedding. Neither of them has been able to move on—and they're starting to wonder if they really want to.


They're headed for a face-off at the altar unless they can confront their past and unearth the truth about what really happened on that fateful night.

Excerpt



Watching as Elli crossed the ice, saying hi to everyone she passed, Mekena knew she had to go. Standing, she wobbled a lot, but she still made it to the entry to the ice. She could do this. It wasn’t that hard. Just like walking—on water. No big deal.
Oh, God, she was going to die, and everyone was going to see it.
Swallowing hard, she stepped out on the ice and figured she could ride the side of the boards to him. Elli was already there, gushing over the kids and kissing all over the guy Mekena assumed was her nephew. And holy hot genes. Dark hair, bright blue eyes, and a jawbone that could slice the ice. He was beautiful, just like his uncle and his momma. Tall, too, and thick. Obviously a hockey player. That should have given her a little more confidence to skate over there, but instead, her fingers dug into the siding as she slowly made her way toward them.
When Elli looked up, Mekena let go of the sides and waved. “I’m a little slow. I’m coming!”
Elli said something to Ryan, whose eyes lit up when he looked over at her. As he detangled himself from the kids that were trying to climb him like a wall, she figured he was coming to help.
Oh, no, that was embarrassing.
No, she could skate. She had it!
Letting go of the siding, she went with ease. And at first, things were good. She was skating! But as well as it was going, it suddenly went very bad. She felt her knee bend funny and then her body start to fall. And as the ice came into view, she let out a cry, waiting for the ice to break not only her glasses but her nose too. Maybe her teeth.
But she didn’t fall.
No, instead, someone had her by her hips, pulling her up and to her feet.
“Whoa there, girlie. I thought you knew what you were doing?”
Markus.
Everything inside her went hot. Not from embarrassment but from pure, burning desire. Trying to catch her breath, she looked up at him, his eyes so dark, his mouth so close to her cheek as he smiled.
Crap. Crap on a cracker.
“Markus.”
“Yup, it’s me,” he said, grinning as he stood her on her feet. “Saving your life.”











About The Author



My name is Toni Aleo and I’m a total dork.
I am a wife, mother of two and a bulldog, and also a hopeless romantic.
I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!
When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughter’s dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, scrapbooking, and reading the latest romance novel.
I have a slight Disney and Harry Potter obsession, I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, I might have been a Disney Princess in a past life… probably Belle.
… and did I mention I love hockey?



My name is Toni Aleo and I’m a total dork.
I am a wife, mother of two and a bulldog, and also a hopeless romantic.
I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!
When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughter’s dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, scrapbooking, and reading the latest romance novel.
I have a slight Disney and Harry Potter obsession, I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, I might have been a Disney Princess in a past life… probably Belle.
… and did I mention I love hockey?


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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Book Tour: TATTOOED HEARTS by CA Harms

TATTOOED HEARTS by CA Harms

Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: December 13, 2016
— SYNOPSIS —

Permanent



An indefinite, everlasting and imperishable stamp.

Like a tattoo.

One that would forever be with you to remind you of a single moment in time, or a person that touched you in some way.



That was exactly what Jenny was to Sean.



And no matter how hard he tried, he could never forget the one girl who would forever have his heart.



A lifetime of friendship, shattered by one irreversible mistake.

A choice that Jenny would forever regret, but only because it pushed away the one person she truly loved.

A love so deep that they felt as if they were one.

Years passed, and still that love remained deep…stamped with an unfading ink.



When their paths cross after six years of longing, they are faced with a choice.

Forget the past and let go of the heartache…giving in to the temptation that was always there.

Or continue to torture themselves by avoiding what was always meant to be.



Tattooed Hearts of endless love…



Will it be enough or will the memories of their past create an unbreakable wedge between them.



— PURCHASE —


— EXCERPT 
“You lock the doors at the house?” She held up her key and jiggled it from side to side. Good girl. “And the monitor?”

She reached around to her back pocket and pulled out the baby monitor we had bought for the garage and turned up the volume. I’d gotten one because the last thing I wanted was for Landyn to wake up scared while we were down here, unable to hear him.

I took it from her hand and turned it up full blast before setting it down on the tire rack beside me. When I turned back to face her, she had leaned back against the hood and placed her outstretched arms behind her to support her weight.

Now call me a sucker for a woman on the hood of a car, because fuck me, the visions rolling around in my head at that moment were so far from innocent. My body was already humming with the need to make them a reality.

“You come down here to check on me?” I asked, moving in just a little closer. I wanted to pounce on her and devour her sweetness while she screamed for more. But I remained calm. How, I have no fucking idea.

She shrugged as she scooted up the hood just a little more.

“Feel like helping me burn off some of this energy I got coiling through me?” She better not say no.

“What did you have in mind?” She bit her lower lip, and I think I moaned. She smirked and looked completed happy with herself.

Yes, I’m sure I moaned.

She parted her legs, and I gripped her knees, parting them farther.

“It involves you,” I said, trailing my fingertip along her soft thigh. I leaned in and pressed my hips in closer to hers. “And me.” Her eyes lit up with excitement. Yeah, darlin’ that is all for you. “And the hood of this car,” I added and gained a slight whimper from her when I pushed my erection against her once again and shifted slightly.

“You game?” I asked with my eyebrow cocked.   


— ABOUT THE AUTHOR —
C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Pre-Order Book Blitz: TATTOOED HEARTS by CA Harms

TATTOOED HEARTS by CA Harms

Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: December 13, 2016

— SYNOPSIS —

Permanent



An indefinite, everlasting and imperishable stamp.

Like a tattoo.

One that would forever be with you to remind you of a single moment in time, or a person that touched you in some way.



That was exactly what Jenny was to Sean.



And no matter how hard he tried, he could never forget the one girl who would forever have his heart.



A lifetime of friendship, shattered by one irreversible mistake.

A choice that Jenny would forever regret, but only because it pushed away the one person she truly loved.

A love so deep that they felt as if they were one.

Years passed, and still that love remained deep…stamped with an unfading ink.



When their paths cross after six years of longing, they are faced with a choice.

Forget the past and let go of the heartache…giving in to the temptation that was always there.

Or continue to torture themselves by avoiding what was always meant to be.



Tattooed Hearts of endless love…



Will it be enough or will the memories of their past create an unbreakable wedge between them.



— PRE-ORDER —

— ABOUT THE AUTHOR —
C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.


Cover Reveal: Face-Off at the Altar (Assassins Book 10) By Toni Aleo






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Coming December 29th

Add to Goodreads now - http://bit.ly/2gnBhFg
Markus Reeves is sucking. Big-time. Toiling away on a minor-league hockey team hundreds of miles away from home, he's watching his dreams of an NHL career fade away. Add in the lingering guilt he has over the dramatic demise of his relationship with college girlfriend, Mekena, and he's a mess on and off the ice.

But the family of his heart, the Sinclairs, won't let Markus suffer any longer. When he arrives himself back in Nashville for a trial run on the Assassins, it feels like his life may be making a turn for the better. If only he could get Mekena to forgive him...

Mekena Preston has been hurting since fleeing Nashville following the horror of Markus's betrayal with her sister. Now a professional photographer, Mekena finds herself in the same place at the same time with Markus to celebrate Lucy and Benji Paxton's wedding. Neither of them has been able to move on—and they're starting to wonder if they really want to.

They're headed for a face-off at the altar unless they can confront their past and unearth the truth about what really happened on that fateful night.



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My name is Toni Aleo and I’m a total dork.



I am a wife, mother of two and a bulldog, and also a hopeless romantic.




I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!




When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughter’s dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, scrapbooking, and reading the latest romance novel.




I have a slight Disney and Harry Potter obsession, I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, I might have been a Disney Princess in a past life… probably Belle.
… and did I mention I love hockey?


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