Cover Reveal: The Essence Of You by J.A. Owenby

The Essence of You

by J.A. Owenby
Publication Date: March 19, 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Sometimes it’s sweeter to surrender.

My life is going in the right direction.

Good friends.

Good school.

Bright future.

Until…

One night.

One look.

One guy.

And just like that my nightmare and everything I tried to forget comes roaring back.

Layne Garrison—stormy grey eyes, bully, the guy who made my life hell in high school is suddenly there, in front of me, in the same town, the same college, and I can’t shake him.

But the darkness never stays neatly tucked away when I learn the reasons that dumped me in foster care.

Will I lose the only man I’ve ever loved, or will my past ruin my future as well?

An enemies-to-lovers standalone with an HEA and no cliffhanger.

About J.A. Owenby

J.A. Owenby lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband and cat.

She’s a published author of six short stories, and she is currently working on her fourth full-length novel. She also runs her own business as a professional resume writer and interview coach–she helps people find jobs they love.

J.A. is an avid reader of thrillers, romance, new adult, and young adult novels. She loves music, movies, and good wine. And call her crazy, but she loves the rainy Pacific Northwest; she gets her best story ideas while listening to the rain pattering against the windows in front of the fireplace.

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Blog Tour: Chasing Sunshine by A. L. Shea


Title: Chasing Sunshine 
Author: A. L. Shea 
Genre: Romance, Suspense 
Series: Love in the crossfire #1





A detective with something to prove…

Working the homicide division in Galena, IL isn’t exactly a high-stress lifestyle, and Detective Adam Emerson wouldn’t have it any other way. For the most part, his day consists of giving his partner migraines, hunting for his missing brother, and struggling to pin a shred of evidence on the violent crime lords of Illinois.

A sociopath with a dangerous obsession…

Liam Cavanaugh is the latest in a long line of criminals. Their spotless reputation and deep pockets have kept them out of prison for as long as they can remember. But his right hand man has betrayed him, and everything’s about to change.

A girl running for her life…

Being the black sheep of her family was something Claire McBride was accustomed to. Being the last surviving member was not. One minute she’s crushing on her older brother’s best friend, the next, her brother’s nightmarish secret life has become her terrifying reality.

A triangle with deadly consequences…

Caught in the middle of the Emerson-Cavanaugh war, tragedy and destruction dog Claire’s every step. These two men will do just about anything to be with her–including murder. Desperate to keep Adam alive, Claire is left to unravel the truth behind the darkness that shrouds her world.

The truth is about to come to light and burn them all alive. But some secrets are better left buried.







Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, there was a brain. This brain enjoyed the color purple, cuddling animals, soft blankets, nap time, and drinking coffee. The brain lived in a cave, on an island, and spent all of its time reading books and avoiding people.
Then one day, the brain decided it wanted to write a book.
Lightning struck and a million ideas came to life inside of the brain. So many ideas, so many voices, the brain actually exploded, split in two pieces, never to be meshed into one again.
Several lifetimes later, Allana Kephart and Lissa Lynn Thomas are the owners of each half of the broken brain. Together, they are A.L. Shea. 



Release Blitz: King Of Shadows by Amelia Wilde

Title: King of Shadows
Author: Amelia Wilde
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 27, 2020
Blurb
Luther Hades has
always been my family’s sworn enemy. He’s the opposite of everything we stand
for—ruthless to the core. 

I’m not afraid of
him. It’s my mother who cowers and hides. All my life, she’s hidden me from
him. Hidden me from the world. Not anymore.

I’ve planned my
escape down to the last detail. But two steps outside the safety of my mother’s
house, the devil comes calling. And nobody hears me scream.

*****

Little Sepphie
Anthela doesn’t know she’s in danger. That her fool of a lover has betrayed
her. That her adorable plan is a death sentence.

She doesn’t know how
men look at her.

And she doesn’t know
the lengths I’m willing to go to protect her. She’ll be safe in my underground
kingdom—even if it kills me.

KING OF SHADOWS is a
dirty and dark contemporary retelling of Hades & Persephone. It’s the
underworld, after all.
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Excerpt

“Are you going to
kill me now?”

My men step up
behind her, but she doesn’t dare turn her head. Two of them hook their arms
under Decker’s and drag him past us, giving us a wide berth. Her eyes follow
his slumped body. The man won’t shut up. All the groaning, the whining—fucking
pathetic. 

“You said you would
do anything to save him. That was your bargain. Are you telling me you’d rather
be dead?”

A flicker of fear is
chased off her face by a nameless expression, a light flaring in her eyes. She
glances down at Conor, the whites of her eyes glowing in the moonlight. “No,”
she whispers. “I want to live.” 

I lean in close,
bending down so my lips are level with my ear. Her heart beats hard under my
fingertips. She smells sweet, like roses and sunshine and something unique to
her. It must be the fresh softness of her. Fuck, the things I’m going to do to
her, dangling her not-boyfriend on a string as if she’ll ever be anything but
mine. The urge to throw her down into the dirt is so strong it almost overtakes
me, but now that all this has transpired, it’s best for the train to move on.
I’m no longer interested in dealing with Demeter tonight—not now that I have
her daughter for my very own.

The poor thing.

“We’ll see how long
that lasts.”

Coming Soon

Releasing August 31

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
B&N / APPLE BOOKS

Author Bio
Amelia Wilde wrote her first story when she was
six years old, a narrative strongly inspired by The
Polar Express. When she was nine she wrote her first novel-length
work, all in one paragraph.
Now, Amelia is all about that love. Her romances feature unique,
independent heroines and alpha heroes who are strong of heart and body.
Readers have described her work as “emotional,” “intense,” “phenomenal,”
and “like a child scribbled with a crayon,” which she takes as the highest
praise.

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Release Blitz: Winning Her Affection by Bailie Hantam



Title: Winning Her Affection 
Author: Bailie Hantam 
Genre: Second Chance, Sports Romance



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Anger. Bitterness. Two words that should never destroy a marriage. Especially when love is forever present, strong and passionate. Yet, Dr. Alyssa Combs did exactly that. She ended her marriage to Callum Cooper out of spite, out of hurt.
Nearly two years later and Alyssa is in the exact same place. She still desperately wants Callum back. Except now, she has the job she thought he denied her.

Callum Cooper fought desperately to save his marriage, for his wife. It was all for nothing, however. Alyssa left him anyway and blamed him for the job she lost. Now, injured and under her care and dependent on her hospitality, Callum will do anything to strengthen his resolve and force himself, his heart to get over her. He is determined that the time spent with Alyssa will make him immune to her charms… and her body.

Can they overcome their anger, their hurt and get the fresh start that they deserve?





He unlocked the front door and keyed in the security code. She stepped in and he closed the door, locking it and setting the night time alarm. They were in for the night, and they would not be disturbed.
He dragged his gaze up her body. The heels of those skin colored sandals accentuated her calves perfectly. The hem of her dress ended midway up her thigh, leaving just enough to the imagination. He didn’t need to use his imagination, he knew every glorious inch of her body. The soft fabric skimmed over her hips and dipped in slightly at the waist before framing her breasts. Her bare skin at the top almost glowed and he couldn’t wait to lay his lips on that sensitive spot between her shoulder and her neck. His gaze reached her eyes. Heat flared in them.  He lead her to sit on the couch. “Wait here.”
He walked to the guest bedroom and dug in the overnight bag Adam had packed for him. Right at the bottom he found what he was looking for. He walked back to the living room, placing the box of condoms on the table in front of her. She looked up at him, cocking her brow at him. “Is this show and tell?”
“Now’s not the time, Lys.” He barely recognized the raw-edged voice leaving his mouth. He pulled her off the couch. “We can either turn in for the night. Or you could take that dress off. Either way, we can discuss the things you’re keeping from me in the morning.”
She stepped up to him and turned, her breathing laboured. “I’m going to need you to help me unzip this dress.”








2019 Debut Author, Bailie Hantam, hails from sunny South Africa. She has been writing stories from as early as she can remember. After finally deciding to take it seriously five years ago she finally hit publish in March this year. She writes both Contemporary and Paranormal Romance and will be venturing into the world of Romantic Suspense in 2020. 
She is blessed to have a very supportive family, who have encouraged her every step of the way. She’s a series binger (of both books and screen); a stationary hoarder and an avid reader. When she’s not writing you can usually find her curled up next to her two border collies either reading or writing in her journal.








Release Blitz: Descent by Natasha Knight

Title: Descent
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: January 20, 2020
Blurb
Persephone
Abbot is in my debt. 

Exactly
the way I want it. 

The sins of
the father should not be inherited by the daughter. It’s unfair, I know, but
since when has life been fair? 

The events
that brought us here began on Halloween night more than five years ago in that
chapel ruin. I saved her that night. Carried her home through the storm that
was the omen warning of what would come.

I didn’t
know it then, but I do now. 

Her father
destroyed something precious. Someone innocent. 

I don’t
believe in an eye for an eye. I won’t just balance the scales of justice, I’ll
tip them so far in my favor his legacy will topple. 

I’ll take that
which is most precious. His daughter.

But I’m not
the only monster lurking in the dark corners of her world. She’ll sleep in the
bed of the beast, but I’ll keep her safe. Protect her fiercely. 

And maybe
I’ll keep her. 

Set
in the Benedetti Mafia World, Descent is a brand-new Standalone
Enemies-to-Lovers Romance.
Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Teaser
Persephone
will be sacrificed, but that can’t be helped.

It’s
fitting, actually. Almost poetic.

An eye for
an eye.

A girl for
a girl.
Author Bio
USA Today
bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark,
tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are almost always guaranteed, but she
likes to put her characters through hell to get them there. She’s evil like
that.

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Release Blitz: Building Bridges by Lia Fairchild


Title: Building Bridges
Author: Lia Fairchild
Series: Bridges Brothers (#1)
Genre: Contemporary Romance




“A captivating new series packed full of emotions, and a strong family bond.” NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author Kaylee Ryan.

Former soldier Logan Bridges never imagined he would go from serving his country to helping raise a house full of children after a devastating family loss.

Dealing with his rowdy siblings and cousins proves to be almost as treacherous as the battlefields he left behind. And though he’s committed to making it work, he soon finds he’s in over his head.

Until someone from Logan’s past, steps in to help.

Mollie has always been independent, but finds herself growing attached to the family, including Logan, and discovering there’s more to life than working and solitude.

Logan and Mollie quickly form a strong bond, and when attraction brings them closer, they agree getting involved wouldn’t be good for the children. But when they both struggle to keep the blurry line of friendship between them, Mollie won’t take that step unless Logan can open up and face his painful past.

* * *

Bridges Brothers series follows four brothers as they attempt to navigate life and love after a tragic family loss. Each book can be read as a standalone but is more enjoyable read in order.


Lia Fairchild writes romance and women’s fiction. Fans of her books praise her endearing, real characters that come to life in stories that will touch your heart.

Fairchild is addicted to the warmth of Southern California and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a teaching credential. She is a wife and mother of two.









Cover Reveal & Pre-Order: All For You Anthology: A Single Dad Romance Compilation


Title: All for you anthology: a single dad romance compilation
Authors:   Autumn Archer  Brie Paisley  Summer Zoris  Laura Farr
  Rachael Tonks  Paige Thomas  Stacy McWilliams  Rae B Lake 
 Renea Porter   Lara Norman   Eden Rose 







All for you anthology: a single-dad romance compilation

Our amazing authors bring you heartfelt stories of love and healing in the ALL FOR YOU ANTHOLOGY: a single-dad romance anthology.
You’ll go on a journey with various characters as they find love— even against all odds. These stories will range from sizzling-hot to sweet and sexy.
Prepare to melt with this terrific compilation of single dad short stories.





Autumn Archer: A Northern Irish #1 Bestselling Romance Author who thrives on gin and the written word. She’s a mother to two cool kids, two cute dogs and has a fluffle of wild rabbits in the back garden. Between working in the city during the day, entertaining the brood, feeding the husband and cuddling with the pups, she somehow manages to write romance.


Brie Paisley is a small town gal from Mississippi. She always wanted to write at a young age and was always filling journals with her thoughts and short stories. Brie started with the idea of Worshipped a year ago and with the encouragement of her husband and sister in law, she was able to write her first book. When she is not writing, you can find her reading a good book, painting, scrapbooking, or watching a good movie with her husband and her boxer.


Summer Zoris is an author, wife, mother, reader and coffee lover who loves to take you on an emotional ride with her books.
When she was younger, it was her best friend who got her into writing in the first place. School was boring? Afternoon off? Fanfic writing was what they would do for hours to no end. Publishing, though, hadn’t been anything on Summer’s radar until she woke up one day from a very vivid dream. It was one of those you can’t get rid of, so she ended up writing it down. And writing some more on it. Until a full story started to emerge. It was her best friend who ended up pushing her to take the next step and put the book out there.


Laura Farr: A Wife and Mummy of 2 who is pursuing her dream of writingRachael Tonks is a romance author with a love of books, and a particular love of the romance genre. As a child Rachael could always be found with her head in a book, but it wasn’t until the beginning of 2015 when Rachael’s love of books really took over. Reading spurred on her desires to put pen to paper. Starting out her career with a new adult romance novel, she has now published multiple novels, ranging from dark romance to contemporary. Rachael lives in the steely suburb of Sheffield, in the north of England with her family. She has 3 beautiful children and a crazy dog. She loves nothing more reading with a good cup of tea and is self-proclaimed chocoholic!

Paige Thomas debut novel Starstruck was originally released by Ellora’s Cave Publishing in 2013, with her first short story Count Me In following close behind. Since parting ways with the now defunct publisher, she decided to become an independent author.


Paige is a contemporary romance author who loves to add splashes of other genres into her work. Whether it’s thriller, suspense, mystery or paranormal, someone’s usually sarcastic and someone always gets laid.


She lives on the central coast of New South Wales, Australia with her husband and son, and continues to battle her addiction to dark chocolate and hot musicians.


She wants to be Stephen King when she grows up.



Stacy McWilliams is a Scottish Author who loves romance. All of her books have a romantic element and her books will keep you on the edge of your seat, make you want to throw your kindle around and her characters will make you either love them or loathe them.


Rae B Lake is a daydreamer, nurse, bookworm, nature enthusiast, wife, momma, animal activist and an optimist. She has lived her entire life in NYC and loves to travel with her family. She believes that sweets should have a larger piece of the nutritional pyramid and that Buffy the Vampire Slayer was one of the best TV shows ever invented. When she is not working as a nurse in her community, she can either be found reading, writing, or taking a walk while listening to music. She has been writing books in her mind for as long as she can remember but decided that maybe there were others out in the world that would find joy in the words she would put down on the page.

Renea Porter is best known for writing realistic stories with realistic characters. Her stories may even cause you to shed a tear or two. She mainly writes New Adult and Contemporary Romances. However, she’s not afraid to venture into other genres like Paranormal Romance.
She enjoys spending time with her husband of fourteen years, and stepson. She calls Pennsylvania home but loves to travel and try new things. In her free time, you can catch her reading books, watching reality tv, and baking.

Lara Norman used to scribble her fictional characters down on legal pads in high school, and then not show them to anyone. In recent years, she started posting her work in public forums for feedback, which gave her the courage to publish professionally.
She needs copious amounts of coffee and chocolate to survive. She enjoys eavesdropping on the character conversations in her head, which she has been assured doesn’t make her crazy. She always gets the best ideas while in the shower, driving, or about to fall asleep.

Though she’s a Florida girl at heart, Lara currently resides in the Blue Ridge Mountains with her husband of twenty years and their three children, where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age fifteen.



Eden Rose As a child, I loved telling stories to entertain myself and my friends from the beginning. The most outlandish stories about random things that I concocted in my head, I would tell to my friends and family. It took many years for me to harness that into an actual book. Once I bit the bullet and decided to publish Save Me (The Lucky Family Series), I had to continue writing.