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Cover Reveal: Secrets In The Shadows: A Shifter Anthology

SECRETS IN THE SHADOWS, a shifter anthology of all new original stories by some of the industries best and well known writers as well as a few new names and faces.

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MEET THE
SECRETS IN THE SHADOWS
ANTHOLOGY AUTHORS!

BRANDY DORSCH

Brandy Dorsch lives in Pittsburgh and dreams of running away and becoming a vampire. She is a diehard reader that can’t breathe without adding something to her TBR list. She loves anything romance but has a special place in her heart for all things vampire related. She has a slight addiction (obsession) with coffee and it is the only thing keeping her from becoming a member of the undead.

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CATHERINE VALE

NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling Canadian author Catherine Vale writes urban fantasy stories of magic and mayhem, and paranormal romance featuring girls with curves and guys with growl.

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GINA WYNN

From a magical land of castles and kings (Okay, it’s England), Gina Wynn doesn’t feel as old as she looks, owns three children who can’t be tamed, and writes in spare – usually stolen – time. She sometimes bakes—not always with quite the desired results, and has found the only solution to keeping the characters in her head quiet is to placate them with lots of other lovely books and worlds.

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HEATHER HILDENBRAND

Heather Hildenbrand was born and raised in a small town in Virginia where she was homeschooled through high school. (She’s only slightly socially awkward as a result.) She lives in FL and writes romance of all kinds with plenty of abs and angst.

Her most frequent hobbies are riding motorcycles and avoiding killer slugs.

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JENA GREGOIRE

Bestselling author Jena Gregoire was born and raised in New Hampshire, USA, and despite her abhorrence for any season which dares to drop to a temperature below seventy degrees, she still currently resides there with her two children and several furbabies. Always a passionate reader, her love of urban fantasy books inevitably morphed into a love of writing them. She is currently working on the Hellfire (previously known as Demon Legacy) series and has a Hellfire spinoff series coming soon. Jena Gregoire previously published as J.M. Gregoire.

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KAT PARRISH

Kat Parrish is a former reporter who prefers making things up! An Army brat, her motto is “Have passport, will travel.” She has lived in seven states and two foreign countries and would love to celebrate her 100th birthday with a trip into space. She lives in the Pacific Northwest near a haunted cemetery.

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LIZ GAVIN

International bestselling author Liz Gavin’s books have made to #1 in countries as diverse as Japan, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia and her home country Brazil, collecting 5 and 4-star reviews. Nominated for a Summer Indie Book Award in 2016, and again in 2017, this RWA member constantly seeks new opportunities to improve her craft.

This thirst for knowledge propelled Liz to leave the comforts of family and friends in Brazil and move to California to pursue a Master’s degree in late 2015. She lives in sunny SoCal, where she’s researching the writing process, for her thesis, in hopes to figure out why she creates in English instead of her native Portuguese.

Liz Gavin writes in contemporary, paranormal, and historical genres. In her sexy stories, one finds smart, independent women, who don’t need rescuing by knights in shining armor, but indulge in steamy action with swoony Alpha males with big hearts. She also writes about women discovering their sexuality and finding happiness in unconventional setups.

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MADELINE SHEEHAN

USA Today bestseller, Madeline Sheehan, is the author of the Holy Trinity series, and the Undeniable series.

Other works include the dystopian series ‘Thicker Than Blood’, Thicker Than Blood and Beneath Blood and Bone, and a contemporary romance novel, Shut Up and Kiss Me.

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NICOLE ZOLTACK

Nicole Zoltack is a USA Today bestselling author who loves to write romances, whether they’re fantasy, paranormal, or regency. She’s also an editor for MuseItUp Publishing and works as a freelance editor and ghostwriter.

When she’s not writing about gentlemen and their ladies, knights, superheroes, or witches, she loves to spend time with her loving husband, three energetic young boys, and precious baby girl. She enjoys riding horses (pretending they’re unicorns, of course!) and going to the PA Renaissance Faire, dressed in garb. She’ll also read anything she can get her hands on. Her current favorite TV shows are The Walking Dead and Gotham.

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VICTORIA DELUIS

Victoria DeLuis is an avid fantasy reader, who enjoys writing Urban Fantasy and paranormal/cosy mysteries.

She lives in Wales with her husband, daughter, three cats and one dog.

Amongst other writings, Victoria is currently working on The Independent Necromancer’s Bureau Series, and The Shifter Academy Series.

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Review: Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz

From bestselling author MELISSA DE LA CRUZ, comes a dazzling retelling of Pride and Prejudice with a Christmas twist.

Darcy Fitzwilliam is 29, beautiful, successful, and brilliant. She dates hedge funders and basketball stars and is never without her three cellphones—one for work, one for play, and one to throw at her assistant (just kidding). Darcy’s never fallen in love, never has time for anyone else’s drama, and never goes home for Christmas if she can help it. But when her mother falls ill, she comes home to Pemberley, Ohio, to spend the season with her dad and little brother.

Her parents throw their annual Christmas bash, where she meets one Luke Bennet, the smart, sardonic slacker son of their neighbor. Luke is 32 and has never left home. He’s a carpenter and makes beautiful furniture, and is content with his simple life. He comes from a family of five brothers, each one less ambitious than the other. When Darcy and Luke fall into bed after too many eggnogs, Darcy thinks it’s just another one night stand. But why can’t she stop thinking of Luke? What is it about him? And can she fall in love, or will her pride and his prejudice against big-city girls stand in their way?

MELISSA DE LA CRUZ’s next adult novel will be a sweet, sexy and hilarious gender-swapping, genre-satisfying re-telling of Pride and Prejudice, set in contemporary America and featuring one snooty Miss Darcy. 

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My Review

Pride and Prejudice is probably one of my favorite novels ever written. So, when I heard about Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe, I was excited to get my hands on it and see how this author would adapt this story. I thought Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe was a lot of fun. I loved the idea of swapping genders and putting this story to a contemporary background.

Overall, I found this book to be a fun, sweet and easy read. I easily finished this book in just one sitting. This is my first book by this author and I look forward to checking out more from her in the future.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

October New Releases

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Oct. 1st

American King by Sierra Simone

Covet by Ella James

Messy Love by Stephanie Witter

The Choices I’ve Made by J.L. Berg

Dear Vanessa by Elizabeth Lee

Logan-A Preston Brothers Novel by Jay McLean Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ggmUVQ

Battle Scars by Jane Harvey-Berrick Amazon: http://amzn.to/2xDVlMj

Oct. 3rd

Without Merit by Colleen Hoover Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wfMw8X iBooks: http://apple.co/2wK14kl

Ringer by Lauren Oliver Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wJZq2i iBooks: http://apple.co/2wfOUwq

Ally by Anna Banks Amazon: http://amzn.to/2w9my8L iBooks: http://apple.co/2w9bt7G

Breaking Hollywood by Samantha Towle

The Wicked Billionaire by Jackie Ashenden Amazon: http://amzn.to/2vACXQ8 iBooks: http://apple.co/2viNHYh

Bad Reputation by Nicole Edwards Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wApoVA iBooks: http://apple.co/2vipQrE

Misadventures of a Good Wife by Meredith Wild & Helen Hardt Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wK1LKt iBooks: http://apple.co/2izHJfE

Because I Was A Girl by Melissa de la Cruz Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wAAycM iBooks: http://apple.co/2wT4j8j

Holiday Spice by Samantha Chase Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wg2cJB iBooks: http://apple.co/2w9gcXa

Warcross by Marie Lu Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wAEBpo iBooks: http://apple.co/2vYOQDO

Stolen Kisses by Annie Rains Amazon: http://amzn.to/2izXHq3 iBooks: http://apple.co/2v67ogN

Puck Love by Carmen Jenner

Oct. 4th

Thrill of Love by Melissa Foster Amazon: http://amzn.to/2iyGux9 iBooks: http://apple.co/2wJPQMM

Shock Jock by A.M. Madden

Oct. 5th

Moonlight Over Manhattan by Sarah Morgan Amazon: http://amzn.to/2w98PyR iBooks: http://apple.co/2wAFcHE

The Chosen by J.R. Ward Amazon: http://amzn.to/2w9onmi iBooks: http://apple.co/2vWd0iL

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins Amazon: http://amzn.to/2gh3xMn iBooks: http://apple.co/2x44jzg

Oct. 8th

Unloved, a love story by Katy Regnery

Oct 9th

In Pieces by Danielle Pearl Amazon: http://amzn.to/2vAMeYp iBooks: http://apple.co/2iz334O

Oct. 10th

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ggyYGl iBooks: http://apple.co/2wAFSNc

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ggLNAv  iBooks: http://apple.co/2wT2Q1Q

From This Moment by Melanie Harlow Amazon: http://amzn.to/2iyJ06B iBooks: http://apple.co/2viptNS

Sure Thing by Jana Ashton Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ggZtLX  iBooks: http://apple.co/2ggBMU5

Roomies by Christina Lauren Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wJOXUr iBooks: http://apple.co/2xo3fak

Broken Rebel by Sherilee Gray Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wfH8mh iBooks: http://apple.co/2ghWzGD

Can’t Walk Away by Sandy James Amazon: http://amzn.to/2w8Lr4w iBooks: http://apple.co/2xompNg

Sweet Time by Nina Lane

Maverick by Karina Halle

Oct. 16th

Andre by Sybil Bartel Amazon: http://amzn.to/2w9pEd4 iBooks: http://apple.co/2xnYe1w

Oct. 17th

The Duke of Desire by Elizabeth Hoyt Amazon: http://amzn.to/2iAYx5L iBooks: http://apple.co/2wfS9UM

Most of All You by Mia Sheridan Amazon: http://amzn.to/2w8PFJh iBooks: http://apple.co/2w9voTU

Ruthless King by Meghan March Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wK3E9U iBooks: http://apple.co/2iB71tw

Sleeper by Lexi Blake Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wAoWqf iBooks: http://apple.co/2xDM6sJ

Misadventures of a Backup Bride by Shayla Black Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ggFMUm iBooks: http://apple.co/2w9yl7i

Slap Shot by Kelly Jamieson Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wJKiC0 iBooks: http://apple.co/2wfRcf1

Feversong by Karen Marie Moning Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wJVKNN iBooks: http://apple.co/2xDZQnh

Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz Amazon: http://amzn.to/2w9tyCG iBooks: http://apple.co/2uoLkyF

Oct. 20th

Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic by JK Rowling Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wa14Zz

Oct.23rd

Hard Wood by Lauren Blakely iBooks: http://apple.co/2ggMnhO

Cuffed by K. Bromberg iBooks: http://apple.co/2wJBzQ8

Move The Stars by Jessica Hawkins Amazon: http://amzn.to/2gg598S iBooks: http://apple.co/2ggWXoN

The Final Fight by J.B. Salsbury Amazon: http://amzn.to/2w9bR60 iBooks: http://apple.co/2wAjpzV

Oct. 24th

The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wAfGCl iBooks: http://apple.co/2iyLiCJ

Over Us, Over You by Whitney G. iBooks: http://apple.co/2xEeyKK

Pulled Under by Lisa Renee Jones

Respect Aleatha Romig Amazon: http://amzn.to/2k23THQ iBooks: http://apple.co/2yE9Jm5

A Little Too Late by Staci Hart Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wU8AF6

Oct. 27th

Wicked Envy by Sawyer Bennett iBooks: http://apple.co/2wK5S9w

Go To Hail by Lani Lynn Vale Amazon: http://amzn.to/2viuxlb

Oct. 30th

Dirty Little Promise by Kendall Ryan Amazon: http://amzn.to/2vitcuQ iBooks: http://apple.co/2xE9mH5

The Misadventures of the First Daughter by Meredith Wild & Mia Michelle Amazon: http://amzn.to/2iyLwK3 iBooks: http://apple.co/2wK4SCl

Totally His by Erin Nicholas Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wAgtTP iBooks: http://apple.co/2wAGmmA

Oct. 31st

Lover’s Like Us by Krista & Becca Ritchie iBooks: http://apple.co/2viuXrL

Ride Wild by Laura Kaye Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wAK7IC iBooks: http://apple.co/2gfDvck

Can’t Let Go by Gena Showalter Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wJOa6a iBooks: http://apple.co/2vAavhp

Inked Memories by Carrie Ann Ryan Amazon: http://amzn.to/2w9Av6V iBooks: http://apple.co/2iAVcnq

Blocked by LP Dover Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ggNxd2 iBooks: http://apple.co/2xDQo32

Back in the Game by Erin Kern Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wAwdqa iBooks: http://apple.co/2vAqtbk

Lethal Lies by Rebecca Zanetti Amazon: http://amzn.to/2gh8eFP iBooks: http://apple.co/2wJY73x

Mr and Mrs by JA Huss Amazon: http://amzn.to/2xDUMlF

Miss Fix-It by Emma Hart Amazon: http://amzn.to/2xDsGH3 iBooks: http://apple.co/2fxB70k

*Please note that release dates are subject to change*

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Blog Tour: LONG, TALL COWBOY CHRISTMAS (Happy, Texas #2) by Carolyn Brown

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LONG, TALL COWBOY CHRISTMAS (Happy, Texas #2) by Carolyn Brown

On Sale: September 26, 2017 | Publisher: Forever

Mass Market: $7.99 USD | eBook: $6.99 USD

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“Genuinely sweet.” – Publishers Weekly

A heartwarming holiday read from USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Brown – Nash Lamont is a man about as solitary as they come. That’s exactly why ranch life in middle-of-nowhere Happy, Texas suits him. So what the heck is he doing letting a beautiful widow and her three rambunctious children temporarily move in? Before he knows it, they’re stringing Christmas lights and decorating the tree… and he’s having the time of his life. But after everything he’s been through, Nash knows this kind of happiness doesn’t last.

Kasey Dawson thought she’d never get over the death of her husband. Nash, with his strong hands and infinite patience, is stirring something she hasn’t felt in a long time. Kasey knows the sexy cowboy isn’t telling her everything about this past, though. And she refuses to risk heartbreak all over again. But her kids have a plan of their own: Nothing will keep them from having a real family again-even if it takes a little help from Santa himself.

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Excerpt

Padding out of the room in her flannel pajama pants and an oversized faded shirt, Kasey found Nash washing dishes and no kids in sight.

“Shhh…” He put a finger over his lips. “They just now dropped off for naps. If they hear your voice, they’ll wake up.”

She frowned and pointed toward the dining room. “What is that?”

“Camping out,” he explained.

A white sheet had been draped over the dining room table, creating a tent. Underneath were pillows, books and two sleeping children.

“They’re camping and I’m watching out for bears and skunks,” he explained. “Hungry?”

“Starving. I’m always nauseated at the onset of one of the headaches and afterwards so hungry I could eat one of those bears if you catch it.” She caught a whiff of Italian food. “You cooked?”

“Of course,” he said. “Sit down right here and let me work on your neck. Lots of headaches are stress related and come out of the neck.”

She eased down into a chair and Nash went to work on her temples first, placing his hands on her cheeks so that his thumbs worked on the spots between her eyebrows and hair line. Making lazy circles and increasing the pressure every few seconds, he kept up the massage for a good five minutes before moving around to the back of the chair. He took her neck in his hands, heating her hormones to the boiling point. Rolling it around in his hands, she could feel the tension leaving her body by degrees. Then he began to massage her shoulders, digging his fingers into the knots and dissolving them. The pain in her head dissolved to half strength and her stomach grumbled.

“Now for food. Sit right there and I will bring it to the table.”

Kasey couldn’t remember the last time a man had waited on her.  “God, this is amazing,” she said after taking a bite of the spaghetti he put in front of her. “Did you make the sauce from scratch?”

He nodded. “Just like my cousin Amanda taught me. She married an Italian, and she’s an amazing cook. After eating her marinara, that stuff you buy in a jar at the grocery store is pretty bland.”

“You cook and watch kids, run a ranch—what can you not do?” Kasey asked.

“I’m not real good at talkin’ to most people,” he said.

“That’s not what I see.” She almost groaned when she bit into a slab of garlic bread.

“Oh yeah? And what do you see?”

“I see a man who’s got some demons, but you talk to me just fine,” she told him between bites.

“Well, you’re special,” he replied softly.

THE HAPPY, TEXAS SERIES

TOUGHEST COWBOY IN TEXAS, #1

LONG, TALL COWBOY CHRISTMAS, #2

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Carolyn Brown is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author and RITA® Finalist who has sold more than 3 million books. She presently writes both women’s fiction and cowboy romance. She has also written historical single title, historical series, contemporary single title, and contemporary series. She lives in southern Oklahoma with her husband, a former English teacher, who is not allowed to read her books until they are published. They have three children and enough grandchildren to keep them young. For a complete listing of her books (series in order) check out her website at CarolynLBrown.com.

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Review: From Darkness (Hearts and Arrows #3) by Staci Hart

Bestselling author Staci Hart brings you an addictive romantic mythology series where love is the ultimate game, and Aphrodite always wins.

I never wanted to leave her. But I had no choice.

I’ve spent the last three years raising my daughter and wishing for things I couldn’t have. When I came back to New York, I thought I could find my way back to her. But that path was lost, grown over and hidden from everyone, especially me.

Her obsession over her best friend’s death is dangerous, and the man she’s after could put her life at stake. She’ll never let it go, not until he’s behind bars or dead.

She just doesn’t realize it might not be him who pays in the end.

If only she’d let me help her. If only she’d let me in. When she sets her mind to something, that’s it. But there’s an exception to every rule, and I plan to be the exception to this one.

And I’ll protect her until my very last breath, whether she wants me or not.


My Review

“How do you find happiness after so much hurt?”

“She didn’t know how to want, how to give, how to love or how she could live up to anyone’s expectations. She hadn’t known how to answer him. She couldn’t say the words she he wanted to hear because she didn’t know if they were true.”

“There were no more questions. There was no more wondering. There was only the two of them, their broken hearts mending with every beat, every breath.”

“She’d been a fool to deny him. But she’d never deny him another thing.Not as long as he loved her.”

When it comes to storytelling, Staci Hart always keeps me on my toes. From dark and intense to second chance romances that burrow into you heart. To stories that make you feel EVERTHING. There is absolutely nothing that Staci Hart can write, that I won’t pick up.

From Darkness is the third book in the Hearts & Arrows Series and follows the story of Jon and Josie. From the moment I got my hands on this book, I was beyond intrigued. I mean, mythology with a bit of a modern twist? You can totally count me in! And what I got was a brilliantly written and spellbinding story. The plot is clever and creative. It is unique and will keep you on your toes.

From Darkness is dark, intense and mysterious. At the same time it is captivating and heartbreaking. Our lead characters have been hurt deeply. Decisions have been made and a ton of baggage is left behind. That being said, our characters are strong and determined. Jon will do anything to get Josie to look at him again; to get that love back that they once shared. And Josie…She wants nothing more than to have Jon in her arms, but the pain of the past is real and deep. She has a lot to overcome and a lot to move past. But, believe me when I tell you, the connection and passion between Jon and Josie is strong, it is intense and it is totally undeniable. This couple is one that I could not help but root for…

But, that’s not all there is to From Darkness. Nope, From Darkness also has the mythology presence. And I gotta tell you, what Staci Hart does with mythology is something I’ve never seen before. She somehow incorporates the two into one seamless and flawless story. She writes gods that are completely relateable and who struggle just as the mortals they play with. I love that element to the story and think that it really does make this story fresh and unique.

Overall, From Darkness was a fabulous read. It intrigued me, frustrated me, captivated me and had me rooting for our main characters. The story-line is fresh and entertaining. The writing is flawless and brilliant. Staci Hart takes mythology and second chance romance to a whole other level that leaves me breathless and begging for more. I am beyond excited to what adventure Staci Hart has lined up for us next.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

Purchase link: Amazon … http://amzn.to/2fL0UPC

Author Bio:

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

More in the series:

Paper Fools (Hearts & Arrows #1)

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Bestselling author Staci Hart brings you an addictive romantic mythology series where love is the ultimate game, and Aphrodite always wins.

She’s everything I want, and she can never be mine.

I thought my heart was too mangled to love.

I thought my soul was too sullied to touch something so pure.

I thought I knew myself. But the truth is that it’s all a lie, and she’s the only one who can save me from myself.

But I don’t deserve her.

And she can never be mine, no matter how much I need her.

Shift (Hearts & Arrows #2)

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Bestselling author Staci Hart brings you the second installment of an addictive romantic mythology series where love is the ultimate game, and Aphrodite always wins.

Even the gods cannot betray the will of the stars.

It’s been a hundred years since she’s warmed my bed, a hundred years spent waiting for her. Now we’ll compete again in a game that matters little to me. My prize is far greater than a token to be paid for a favor — I want her.

And for the first time in a very long time, I have the chance to keep her.

Because now the ground has shifted, tilted in my favor, and with her footing unsteady, she will fall.

I will catch her.

This time, I won’t let go.

Release Week Blitz: The Winter Wedding Plan by Olivia Miles

Title: THE WINTER WEDDING PLAN
Author: Olivia Miles
Series: Misty Point, #2
On Sale: September 26, 2017
Publisher: Forever
Trade Paperback: $14.99 USD
eBook: $6.99 USD

All she wants for Christmas is a second chance . . .

Charlotte Daniels has made her share of mistakes, but now that she’s a single mom, she vows to do better–and that starts with a new career. Working at her sister’s event-planning company is just the fresh start she needs.

Kate Daniels has finally forgiven Charlotte for her betrayal, but forgetting it is harder. But as the holidays approach and Kate has her own wedding to plan, she has no choice but to turn to Charlotte for help to throw a high-profile client the holiday party of the season.

Charlotte leaps at the chance to redeem herself . . . until this irresistible client asks her to pretend to be his fiancée for the party. She knows their charade won’t come without consequences–not just for her fresh start with Kate, but also for her own daughter.

As Kate’s wedding draws near and Charlotte’s fake romance starts to feel more and more real, will she fall back into the mistakes of her past, or finally prove herself to Kate once and for all?

In the vein of New York Times bestselling authors Susan Mallery, Robyn Carr, and Elin Hilderbrand, comes the second in a women’s fiction series about the complicated ties of sisterhood that bind us together and sometimes tear us apart.

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She pointed out the double set of French doors against the far wall, where a view of a snow-covered stone terrace shone in the moonlight. “Look at that. It’s a winter wonderland out there. It’s the perfect night for a holiday movie.”

He didn’t look convinced. “If you say so.”

“I do.” Charlotte settled back against a pillow. “Besides, this one is really terrific—”

“Wait. You’ve seen it before?”

“At least a dozen times! We watch it every Christmas. It’s sort of a family tradition.”

Greg’s brow furrowed. “That sounds nice.”

Charlotte grinned, imagining how wonderful it would be when Audrey was old enough to partake in the event. “Usually we make a big bowl of popcorn, have some hot chocolate. We can recite all the lines, of course, but that’s just part of the fun. Whenever I think of this movie, well, it just feels like coming home.”

Greg glanced at her. “I can make some popcorn if you’d like.”

Charlotte considered the holiday dress she’d hoped to squeeze herself into for the party, and then decided the diet could wait. She grinned. “I’ll pause it. You don’t want to miss the opening scene.”

“Oh, I wouldn’t want to do that,” Greg teased, but she could sense that he was pleased.

Charlotte couldn’t wipe the smile from her face as she snuggled deeper under the chenille blanket and waited for Greg to return with the popcorn. Despite the size of the house, she could soon make out the sound of popping—she glanced sharply at the baby monitor, silently willing Audrey to be unaware of the noise. She was enjoying herself, maybe more than she should, and she wasn’t ready to be on mom duty again just yet. For just a few moments she wanted to just be Charlotte.

And somehow, with Greg, she was. Greg, who didn’t know her past. Greg, who had no hold on her future. Greg, who knew her just as she was. Today. Present moment only. No mistakes. No slip-ups.

She stared at the frozen television screen. A year ago she had watched this movie alone, with tears streaming down her face as she worked her way through a family-sized bag of potato chips, wondering if her sister and parents were watching it together, if they were happy she wasn’t with them.

Little did she know at the time just how different this year would be. Better. Or at least on the up-and-up.

Greg came into the room with a bowl of popcorn, his grin sheepish. “I won’t lie. It’s microwaved.”

“The best kind,” Charlotte remarked. Her eyes widened slightly as he slid onto the couch beside her again. Was it just her imagination, or was he coming a little closer this time?

She looked to her right. There wasn’t much more space left for her to move. “Ready to start the movie?” she asked, gripping the remote.

He passed her the bowl of popcorn, and she helped herself to a few kernels. “This isn’t one of those feel-good movies, is it?”

She raised an eyebrow. “It’s a holiday movie. What do you think?”

He shook his head, but she could tell by his faint smile that he liked her response. “Oh, boy. Let’s get it over with then.”

“I have a feeling you’re going to enjoy it. Trust me.”

He gave her a strange look. “I do trust you.”

She rearranged herself on the couch, unsure of what to make of that remark, and fighting back the strange feeling that she just might be able to trust him, too. If she let herself.

The fell into silence as the movie started, and a few glances at Greg told her that he was fully engrossed within minutes. She smiled in satisfaction, and decided to enjoy herself and put her troubles from her mind for a bit. But the next thing she knew the television screen was quiet. There was popcorn sprinkled all over the leather couch, and  the baby monitor crackled somewhere behind her.

She tried to remember the last scene in the movie she’d watched, and realized with a sinking feeling that she’d fallen asleep well over an hour ago. Her eyes sprung open. She wasn’t in her bedroom, and the pillow under her cheek wasn’t a pillow at all. It was a chest. A very hard, very sturdy, very manly chest. She blinked in panic as her heart began to race. Staying as still as she could under the tense circumstances, she listened to the steady drum of Greg’s pulse though his sweater, felt the rhythm of his breath as his chest moved softly up and down, moving her with it, almost lulling her into a state of tranquility.

He was asleep. And so help her, she intended for him to remain that way.

Inch by inch, she eased herself off the couch, grabbed the baby monitor by the handle, and made her way to the half-open French doors.

“Hey.”

She winced, and closed her eyes before turning to face the owner of the smooth, groggy voice that was much too deep and husky for her own good. “I think we fell asleep.”

She didn’t bother mentioning just what position they’d ended up in, or how that might have happened. She felt the blood drain from her cheeks when she considered that while she had dozed off somewhere around the scene where the young boy goes to the mall with his wish list, meaning somewhere in the first third of the movie, it was entirely possible that Greg hadn’t nodded off until a few minutes ago.

“Too bad. That was a pretty good movie.”

She nudged him with her elbow. “Told you so.”

He arched an eyebrow. “Rain check then?”

That sounded an awful lot like an invitation she should probably resist, but with that friendly grin and those warm eyes, really, what was a girl to do? “Can’t wait.”

And she realized as she turned from the room and hurried back upstairs that she couldn’t wait. And that was really quite a problem.

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Don’t miss THEN CAME YOU, book 1 in Jeannie Moon’s new Compass Cove series!

In THEN CAME YOU, a few meddling family members and a little bit of small town magic help two lost hearts find a second chance at love.  Fans of Susan Wiggs and RaeAnne Thayne will be enchanted by the Compass Cove series from International Bestselling Author, Jeannie Moon.

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Title: Then Came You

Author: Jeannie Moon

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Release Date: September 26th, 2017

Publisher: Tule Publishing Group

Series: Compass Cove #1

Format: Digital

ISBN: 9781946772893

Synopsis:

Hearts meant to love will always find each other.

Mia DeAngelis knew it was time to make a change. Wanting to provide a better life for herself and her ten-year-old nephew, Ben, she took a chance and moved to the small town of Compass Cove. Now, the college librarian is adapting to a new job, a new town, and living with her feisty seventy-eight-year-old grandmother. Mia is determined to make it all work, hoping the coastal hamlet gives both her and Ben the sense of community, family and belonging they both want so much.

Adam Miller, a retired NFL quarterback, has come back to Compass Cove to start over after an injury puts an end to his high-octane life. Settling into the small town routine proves to be a challenge, but his job coaching at Jennings College gives him a sense of purpose, while keeping him connected to the game he loves.

There couldn’t be two people more different, yet the minute they meet, friends and family have no doubt they belong together. Now if Mia and Adam can only get out of their own way and embrace a little home town magic, they can find the happy ever after they both crave…

 

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About Jeannie Moon:

Jeannie Moon, author of fifteen novels, has always been a romantic. When she’s not spinning tales of her own, Jeannie works as a school librarian, thankful she has a job that allows her to immerse herself in books and call it work. Married to her high school sweetheart, Jeannie has three kids, three lovable dogs and a mischievous cat and lives in her hometown on Long Island, NY. If she’s more than ten miles away from salt water for any longer than a week, she gets twitchy.

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