Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Heartbreaks and Heroes




Love doesn’t always play by the rules in these twelve sexy HEARTBREAKERS AND HEROES stories about a brotherhood of men bound together by their troubled youth and the mentor who taught them the rules for becoming men of honor. These all new romances from USA Today bestsellers and your favorite contemporary authors are guaranteed to get your heart pounding.

Available June 21, 2016, you can Pre-Order this summer’s must read collection of swoon worthy heroes and the ladies who love them TODAY for just $0.99 through the following booksellers:

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About the books in the HEARTBREAKERS AND HEROES Box Set






HIDING WITH THE HEARTBREAKER by USA Today bestseller Virginia Nelson
Rule: Protect the innocent.
Making people laugh for a living is easy, but when a beautiful stranger needs Aloysius Sutton’s help, he has to find a way to become Jude’s hero.


“When they found you and Mr. Braunberger, you were with the victim,” said the female officer.
“Yes, I ran to his side when I thought he might have been hurt.”
The woman nodded. “I see. Yet you didn’t make a sound or call the police or 911 at that point?”
Shaking her head, Jude twirled her ring. “No, because I wasn’t sure what I saw.”
“I see,” said the woman, jotting something down. Another officer entered the room and whispered something to the male officer.
“Miss Cramer, is it true that you exchanged heated words with Mr. Braunberger earlier today?” he asked.
Spinning the laptop to face her, he played back the security footage of her and Braunberger talking earlier that day. It looked incriminating. But she hadn’t done anything. Surely…
“I’d like to speak to an attorney, please,” she said.
Copyright © 2016 by Virginia Nelson

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HOW TO UNBREAK A HEART by USA Today bestseller Jennie Marts
Rule: If you love her, don’t let her go.
Solitary cowboy, Trip Turner finally has a chance to correct the mistakes he made when he let the woman he loved walk out of his life twelve years ago. But now that Bre Wilson is back, will he be able to unbreak her heart?


He tried to keep the images of Bre Wilson from flooding his mind, but they were there—hell, they were always there—under the surface, like the ache in a sore tooth. A reminder of the woman he’d never been able to forget.
Copyright © 2016 by Jennie Marts

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SECOND CHANCE HERO by Michelle Major
Rule: A real man doesn’t build himself up by tearing someone else down.
Travis Jackson might not be the white knight Hailey Moore needs, but he'll risk his future to win her heart.


“Here’s what I know, Hailey. I know you deserve to give your heart to a man who wouldn’t be fool enough to let you go.”
Copyright © 2016 by Michelle Major

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HERO IN DISGUISE by Sharla Lovelace
Rule: A real man doesn’t buy respect, he earns it.
Billionaire playboy Jake Jericho thinks he has it all, until one phone call reminds him otherwise. Can one week in disguise reform this trust fund playboy, or will his deception destroy the only real love he’s ever known?


“Feel that?” He pressed her hand to his chest. She felt heat. She felt his heartbeat racing. She felt too much. “That’s me, Harper. That’s my heart going ninety miles an hour just because you’re standing in front of me. I’m still me, regardless of what my name is.”
Copyright © 2016 by Sharla Lovelace

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HER HEARTBREAKER BOSS by Carmen Falcone
Rule: Never leave your woman unsatisfied.
Can Stefano and Roxie resist the heat flaring between them or will working together force them to face their rocky past and give them the happily ever after they deserve?


Stefano swallowed. Hard. His new employees talked to him, but it turned into background noise. Moisture evaporated from his throat, and even before his brain named her, his body responded. Roxie Sullivan. Those two words were the blood thrumming through his veins. They were the tight string stretching across his shoulder blades.
Copyright © 2016 by Carmen Falcone

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HOW TO BE A HEARTBREAKER by Codi Gary
Rule: A real man never kisses and tells.
When an A list actor returns to his hometown, old wounds and fresh gossip emerge... along with a second chance at love, if he’s brave enough to stick around.


“I thought you didn’t do it in cars anymore?” He dragged his teeth across her sensitive skin and she gasped, “I guess you’re the exception.”
Copyright © 2016 by Codi Gary

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REFORMING THE HEARTBREAKER by Christine Glover
Rule: A real man never breaks a woman’s heart.
Can Olympic mountain bike champion Ryder Bennett and his public relations rep Addison Carrington keep things professional between them this time around, or will they risk a sexy scandal for a chance at love?


He lowered his mouth to hers, intending to give her a simple brush across the lips. One that danced on the edge of friendship, and skimmed around the border of his desire and stopped short of leading to more than they could handle. But when they connected, she felt so right and sweet in his arms that all of his good intentions shot into the stratosphere and flew over the Montana mountain range.
Copyright © 2016 by Christine Glover

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HER UNWANTED HERO by Veronica Forand
Rule: A real man always helps someone in need... he may be the only one who does.
A disenchanted police officer must choose between keeping a woman’s affection or keeping her alive.


“If you need anything, holler.”
Holler? He needed to stop acting like she was a contagious disease and make a move.
“Hey,” she hollered.
That got his attention. “Are you okay?”
She smothered her laughter. “I need something.”
“Anything.” He looked like he meant it too. He’d probably run out for ice cream if she asked. Men could be so dense.
“Rocky Road ice cream.” His brows furrowed. Was he thinking of the logistics of buying dessert at one in the morning? Seriously? “Umm. Sure. I think I can go to the 7-11.”
“That would take too long. What about if I just take you instead?”
A flash of hesitation crossed his expression and then he stood. “Me?”
“Yeah. Ice cream would be a bit more satisfying, but I figure you’d do.”
He remained welded to the floor in front of the couch.
Self-doubt crawled back into her conscience. She’d taken a chance and lost. No harm, no foul. “Never mind.”
She retreated toward her bedroom. By the third stair, his hand rested on her hip, causing her to stop and turn.
Copyright © 2016 by Veronica Forand

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ONCE A HEARTBREAKER by T.J. Kline
Rule: A real man never lies, especially to a woman.
Ty Preston ran out on the woman he loved twelve years ago, but now he's back to prove he's a changed man. However, Rayne can't risk getting her heart broken by the cowboy again.


He was so close she could feel his warm breath against her ear and, in spite of how much she wanted to hate him, she leaned back against into him, letting his strength support her, like she always had. Ty had been her rock from the day they’d met. It was instinct for her body to crave his touch, but she knew she had to fight it. His lips brushed the shell of her ear, and a shiver of longing raced down her spine. “I left Saddle Creek for you, Rayne, but I’ve come back for the same reason. I lied when I left. I loved you then, Rayne.” His voice was husky with emotion, making her entire body quiver from the inside. “I’ve never stopped loving you.”
Copyright © 2016 by T.J. Kline

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MAKE MINE A HEARTBREAKER by Jodi Linton
Rule: Love should always be fun.
She’s about to change this playboy’s rule book.


“You wouldn’t happen to have a geeky blow-up doll of a guy who looks like a cross between Chris Hemsworth and PeeWee Herman. With glasses?”
Copyright © 2016 by Jodi Linton

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HOMETOWN HEARTBREAKER by Heather Long
Rule: A real man always puts his best foot forward…
Zeke always planned to steal her heart, but she left him on base. It’s the bottom of the ninth, and Charity is up to bat. Can she tell her two-all stars the truth or will a foul end her best chance?


Surprise flickered in his blue eyes, and she dropped her gaze to study his very kissable mouth. On that thought, she pushed out of the chair and he let his hand fall away. For a moment, hurt turned down the corners of his mouth and fresh regret stung her. She hadn’t meant to react so badly.
Catching his hand before he could walk away, she searched for the buoyant mood she’d had earlier. “I’m sorry. Maybe I am tired. I didn’t mean to snap. The coffee smells good…care to have a cup and watch me eat one of the cupcakes I made?” They’d been a final surprise of the day, Andie had adored hers but, based on his earlier comment regarding his diet, it hadn’t surprised Charity when he’d declined one of his own.
His tongue swiped over his lower lip. “Watch you eat a cupcake?”
Copyright © 2016 by Heather Long

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TUTORING THE HEARTBREAKER TO LOVE by Hayson Manning
Rule: A real man never touches the hired help.
Can Savannah teach serial heartbreaker Walker to be domesticated in ten days and convince him that maybe they can have a shot at a ‘them’ or can Walker convince Savannah there can be a ‘them’ on his terms only?


“Savannah, I know you’re checking me out.”
“You’ll need a couple of Sherpas to climb your Mount Everest ego because I was not checking you out.”
He turned and grinned. “I don’t have an issue with you checking me out. I just wondered if you liked the view?”
Well, only a blind nun wouldn’t mind taking in that view.
Copyright © 2016 by Hayson Manning

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Stepping Over the Line




Title: Stepping Over the Line 
Author: Laura Marie Altom
Publisher: Loveswept
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 31, 2016



Blurb

If you love the stepbrother romances of Sabrina Paige, Caitlin Daire, and Krista Lakes, you’ll fall hard for Laura Marie Altom’s tale of forbidden love—a red-hot novel in her Shamed series featuring two tortured souls with an unbreakable bond.

As the chief legal counsel for dot-com billionaire Liam Stone, Garrett Marsden has grown accustomed to being universally loathed. In fact, he welcomes it. Because the bigger the fight, the easier it is to run from his desire for someone he can never have: his stepsister. But when Garrett flies back to Julep, Mississippi, for Savannah’s med school graduation, a steamy encounter makes all his wildest dreams come true—and leads to his undoing. Because that’s when he meets Savannah’s boyfriend. . . .

Five years later, Savannah Boudreaux couldn’t be happier as a small-town Southern doctor and single mom to a young son. There’s only one thing missing. Her stepbrother, Garrett, has just been released from prison, and although he may be a free man, he’s become a bitter shadow of the kind and caring man who once came to her rescue. Now Savannah will cross the line to save Garrett from himself: to prove that he can live his life, love whoever he wants . . . and be a wonderful father to their son.







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Author Bio

Laura Marie Altom is the author of more than forty books in three different genres. Now that her kids are in college, Altom spends her days writing and chasing after a menagerie of pets: a mini long-haired dachshund named Cocoa, a Yorkie named Chewie, a mutt named Sweet Pea, a giant kitty named Foxy, and Domino—a black-and-white stealth cat she rarely sees. She’s happily married to her college sweetheart (go Hogs!), and when night falls, she steals a few romantic moments for herself with her own hunky cover stud. 
 


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Until Then


UNTIL THEN by Delisa Lynn
— SYNOPSIS —

My name is Kole Harris, and I loved being a detective. Until…

One cold September day, everything in my world imploded. After losing my wife, I was sure I’d never be whole again. I never imagined my life could be normal. Drinking and one-night stands became my new normal—the only way I knew to survive the pain.

Until her…

She opened my eyes and made me believe I can love again. She showed me what it’s like to wake up next to a woman and not run, how to leave the guilt behind and live again—and that I deserve to have a life. I never knew love like this, or craved anyone as much as I crave her.

My name is Rosealy Taylor, and two years ago I lost the only man I’d ever loved…

Moving on seemed overwhelming, but I had to learn that loving someone else was possible. However, the heartache from his past has built a wall around the love I know he can give. I never thought I could give my heart to someone else.

Until him.

Will our painful pasts destroy any hope for our future?

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— ABOUT THE AUTHOR — 
Delisa Lynn grew up in Columbus Ohio, she is currently residing in Western New York with her husband and fur daughter Sophie. During the day she works as a Medical Assistant and at night, she types away on her laptop, allowing her characters to escape her mind. Pink is her favorite color, and she loves anything animal print. She loves traveling, shopping and baking. When Delisa isn’t working or writing you can catch her snuggled up with her kindle reading about her newest book boyfriend.

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Under a Million Stars


Under A Million Stars
Rita Branches
Publication date: August 8th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Can a beating heart bleed from the shattered pieces?
Her heart cracked when her best friend walked away; it completely shattered when she lost her family in a tragic accident.
Now orphaned at seventeen, Charlotte Peterson is forced to live with her former best friend, Jacob Parker. Charlie, a talented pianist, desperately wants their loving friendship back, but something is holding Jake back. The more she spirals into the darkness of depression, the more she needs him.
Jacob vowed to stay away from her—no matter how much he still loved her. Armed with secrets that would have destroyed both of their families, he chose to end their friendship and walk away, which nearly killed him. As he watches the girl he once knew begin to fade away, however, he realizes that their relationship is more important than the truth he’s hiding.
Now it’s up to Jacob to put the pieces of Charlie’s broken heart back together—even if it means revealing the secrets he so desperately wants to protect her from.
Will Jacob find a way to bring back the carefree, talented girl he once knew, or is it too late for both of them?
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Author Bio:
Rita Branches is an independent YA (young adult) author who enjoys spending every free moment (when she´s not reading) writing emotional stories. Visit: http://ritabranches.wordpress.com/


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Sweet Recovery by Jessie Lane

Title: Sweet Recovery
Series: Sweet #2/Ex Ops #4
Author: Jessie Lane
Genre: Romance
Release Date: May 30, 2016
He broke her heart… now he has to pick up the pieces.
Lucas Young met the woman meant for him when they were just children. He spent years pushing the sweet, innocent Ginny away for one reason or another instead of claiming what was his, breaking her heart in the process.
Five years later, he runs into Ginny, only he no longer recognizes the person she has become. The good-hearted, free-spirited girl he loved is now a shell of who she used to be, living the sort of life she never wanted. And Lucas is driven to find out why.
However, uncovering Ginny’s secrets will prove to be dangerous for them both.
Will he be able to piece back the broken woman who used to love him with every fiber of her being? Or did he push her away for good?
Warning: This is the second book (50,000+ word novel) in a three-part serial spin-off from the Ex Ops Series. Each of the three books will feature a piece of Lucas & Ginny's story and leads directly into the next installment. IN OTHER WORDS, THIS STORY ENDS ON A CLIFFHANGER. Also, be forewarned this story will make you laugh, cry, and possibly throw your e-reader at the wall... AGAIN. <- You've been warned.

As I crossed the dark, smoky room, I still couldn’t believe my luck. The chances that the very woman I had been looking for over the last five years being here at the same time I was were probably astronomical. Yet, there she was, dancing on top of a table with her eyes closed and her head tipped back as she swayed to the music, looking like sex and sin.
I was nothing but dirty, jagged pieces left raw from years at war, both on the inside and the out. And the only person who could glue me back together was less than ten feet away from me, giving the light of her smile to someone else. I had never wanted to murder someone so badly in my life.
Perhaps it was foolish to jump so blindly back in love with a man who had shredded me into almost non-existence before, but I couldn’t help myself, not when it came to Lucas Young. On one hand, he was my kryptonite. On the other, he was my Holy Grail. The last thing I should want, yet the very thing I needed. The literal, breathing contradiction of my life. The only person who could destroy me with a word and build me back up with no words at all.
Jessie Lane is a best-selling author of Paranormal and Contemporary Romance, as well as, Upper YA Paranormal Romance/Fantasy.
She lives in Kentucky with her two little Rock Chicks in-the-making and her over protective alpha husband that she’s pretty sure is a latent grizzly bear shifter. She has a passionate love for reading and writing naughty romance, cliff hanging suspense, and out-of-this-world characters that demand your attention, or threaten to slap you around until you do pay attention to them.

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