Give me Love by Kate Mccarthy is FREE!!!

We are excited to announce that
 GIVE ME LOVE will be available FREE for a limited time.
 If you haven’t discovered Kate McCarthy’s Give Me Series yet, get ready to one-click.
Series: Give Me #1

 Author: Kate McCarthy

 Release Date: March 15, 2013
 SYNOPSIS

Evie Jamieson, a former wild child, is not only a headstrong, smart-mouthed trouble magnet, she is also a lead singer with a plan. That plan involves relocating her band, including her two best friends guitarist Henry and band manager Mac, to Sydney to kick off their dreams of hitting the big time.

Jared Valentine is the older brother of Evie’s best friend Mac and also the man determined to make Evie his. They strike up a long distance friendship which suits Evie because she’s determined to avoid the distraction of love, not only because it doesn’t fit in with her plan but because twice in the past it has left her for dead. Moving to Sydney however, has put her directly in Jared’s path and he has decided it’s the perfect opportunity to make his play.

Unfortunately Jared, co-owner in a business that ‘consults’ in dangerous hostage and kidnapping situations, makes an enemy who’s determined to enact revenge. When this enemy puts Evie in his sights, Jared not only has a fight on his hands to make her his own, but also to keep her alive.

Is accepting the love he’s so desperate to give worth the risk to both her heart…and her life?

 

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Kate McCarthy grew up in a small town outside of Port Macquarie, Australia. Raised in a house just a short walk to the beach, Kate enjoyed the peaceful, relaxed atmosphere and friendships that come from being raised in a friendly, small
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She now resides in Brisbane, Australia, a city in the state of Queensland where she works as an accountant, along with a sideline wedding cake business and her writing.
She is married with two children, has two dogs and house in the suburbs, and a pile of friends and family dotted all over the country that help keep her sane.
When she’s not busy running after naughty kids, filthy dogs, crunching numbers, piping buttercream and writing books, you can find her curled up in bed in the early hours of the morning reading new books and re-reading old favourites. Her favourite books are the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward in which she longs to eventually join the brotherhood and change her name to Phierce Mutha.
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Red Hot Reads by Harlequin Blog Tour: Crossing The Line by Megan Hart + Burned by Sarah Morgan + 5-Star Reviews

Red Hot Reads by Harlequin: BURNED by USA Today Bestselling Author Sarah Morgan, CROSSING THE LINE by NYT Bestselling Author Megan Hart, or the combo title TANGLED UP which is both BURNED and CROSSING THE LINE.

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Burned

Adult Erotic Romance

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Trainer and martial artist Rosie Miller’s zen is seriously compromised when Hunter Black—her former coach and lover—becomes her new boss. With all the sexual energy still crackling between them, her poor little zen doesn’t stand a chance. So this time, Rosie is determined to do more than put up self-defense. She and Hunter are going to play by her rules….

5 Star Read

 Kelley’s Review

Burned is a sinfully sexy novella that will have you fanning yourself. The chemistry between Rosie and Hunter is scorching.

It had been five miserable years since Hunter left Rosie.  She was head over heels in love with him and cried every night for six months after he left.  But time goes on and supposedly heals all wounds.  That is, until Hunter just happens to show back up in town just as Rosie is getting dumped.  Great timing.  Not only that but Hunter is now Rosie’s boss.  He bought out the gym that she works at.  As the two of them are thrown into close quarters sparks begin to fly and the sexual tension becomes so strong that neither one of them can stand it.  If they act on their desires will it be a one time fling or do they have something real that can last forever?

I really enjoyed this novella.  Sarah does a great job with character development and you cant help but fall in love with Hunter and Rosie.  They both have history that they never shared with one another.  I enjoyed seeing them find each other again for the first time.  I am looking forward to reading more novels from Sarah Morgan.

Crossing the Line

Adult Erotic Romance

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5 Rules for Sexy Play in the Workplace!

—You just got an opportunity to finally snag that sweet corner office. The last thing you need is a wicked distraction….

—Sure, Jamison Wolfe has a smile that could send a woman into instant orgasmic joy. But more important, he’s your strict, control-freakish boss. Yourhot, sexy, control-freakish boss.

—Okay, so you slipped up. Once. It was just the temptation of having Jamison at your complete naked mercy.

—This can’t go anywhere. You know it, he knows it. So why stop now?

—Even when it gets more intense. Even when you push every limit you both possess…

5 Star Read

Kelley’s Review

Holy Hotness!  Caite Fox is a strong and sexy alpha female unlike any I have ever seen.

This was my first Domina story and I loved it!

Caite Fox is good at what she does and when her supervisor becomes ill during her third trimester it is time for Caite to step up to the plate.  The only thing stopping her from getting a home run is the big boss Jamison Wolfe.  He is constantly yelling at everyone in the office and on the phone.  He stays stressed out and assumes that his staff is truly unable to live up to his expectations.

Caite has had enough of Jamison’s crap. He makes a snarky comment about Caite’s work ethic and she lets him have it.  Caite decides its time to cross the line and get Jamison to let go of his anger, stress, and anxiety.  She does not want to lose her job but she knows its a matter of time before Jamison lets her go anyway so she takes a chance. She orders Jamison to give her pleasure and he does with getting nothing in return.  When Caite truly takes control and Jamison is put into an awkward situation will he run from her or stick it out?

This story was smoking hot.  It was awesome to watch Caite dominate Jamison.  In the beginning it was very subtle and then got more and more obvious.  This was my first Megan Hart read and I really enjoyed it.  Caite is an amazing heroine and Jamison is an amazing lover and companion.

I really enjoyed this Cosmo Red-Hot Reads by Harlequin.  It is a great way to read new authors and get a taste for their writing style without committing to a full novel.  I enjoyed both these novellas and am looking forward to reading more books from Sara Morgan and Megan Hart.

Tangled Up

Adult Erotic Romance

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New York Times bestselling author Megan Hart and USA TODAYCrossing the LineBurned by Sarah Morgan—Trainer and martial artist Rosie Miller’s zen is seriously compromised when Hunter Black—her former coach and lover—becomes her new boss. And with all the sexual energy still crackling between them, her poor little zen doesn’t stand a chance. So this time, Rosie is determined to play by her rules….

About the Authors

Megan Hart

HomecomingShe made “improvements.”

The StandMegan began writing short fantasy, horror and science fiction before graduating to novel-length romances. In 1998, now a stay-home mom, Megan took up writing in earnest, attending her first writing conference and getting her first request for a full manuscript. In 2002 she saw her first book in print, and she hasn’t stopped since.

She’s published in almost every genre of romantic fiction, including historical, contemporary, romantic suspense, romantic comedy, futuristic, fantasy and perhaps most notably, erotic. She also writes non-erotic fantasy and science fiction, as well as continuing to occasionally dabble in horror.

Megan’s goal is to continue writing spicy, thrilling love stories with a twist. Her dream is to have a movie made of every one of her novels, starring herself as the heroine and Keanu Reeves as the hero. Megan lives in the deep, dark woods with her husband and two monsters…er…children.

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Sarah Morgan

 bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy contemporary romance and her trademark humour and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. She has been nominated three years in succession for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America and has won the award twice, in 2012 and 2013.  has called her ‘a magician with words’ and she has made numerous appearances in their ‘Top Pick’ slot. Sarah lives near London, and when she isn’t reading or writing she loves being outdoors, preferably on vacation so she can forget the house needs tidying. She loves chatting with readers by email and on Facebook and Twitter. More information can be found on her website.

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Tempting The Ringmaster by Aleah Barley 4-Star Review

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Synopsis

Welcome to Buck Falls, Michigan, where the gossip is fresh, the people are feisty, and the circus has pulled in for a limited engagement.

The last thing police chief Graham Tyler needs is a ragtag bunch of circus freaks rolling into town.

Then he meets sassy, spirited, ringmaster Belle-Anne Black.

Belle-Anne’s got a rule against dating townies, and she’s not about to break it… even for the spicy hot lawman who makes her insides sizzle. Then Graham makes her an offer she can’t refuse: one night only, no repeat performances.

Of course, in the circus nothing ever goes exactly to plan.

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 4 star read

Tracey’s Review

When I had the chance to read ‘Tempting the Ringmaster,’ I was not sure what to think. The idea of a contemporary romance about a circus ringmaster, well, it was intriguing. But would it work? Would it draw me in, or just be too darned outlandish to appeal to the average reader (me)?

Aleah Barley has done a great job with this book. The characters are engaging and unique, and the story was just different enough to really hook me. I was totally invested in the circus troupe, and the citizens of Buck Falls were great. From the beginning, the chemistry between Belle and Graham was sizzling, and, even though they couldn’t have been more different from each other, the possibility of them falling for each other was completely believable. After all, all Belle has ever wanted is a man that will love her for herself, not looking down on her because she is with the circus. And to Graham, having had to prove himself as a solid dependable guy just as worthy of respect as his brother, Belle is like a breath of fresh air, an exotic arrival in his otherwise ‘normal’ life.

There is a bit of insta-love that takes place, given the short time frame of the events, but it didn’t take away from the story. I found myself thoroughly engrossed in seeing how things would unfold for Graham, Belle, and the rest of the Black Shadow Circus crew, and the twist of intrigue that was presented made the read even more interesting. A very satisfying 4-stars, and I look forward to more books by Aleah Barley.

Aleah Barley Bio:

aleah barleyAleah Barley writes smart, sexy, funny (she hopes) books while living in Detroit, Michigan. She’ll do anything for a piece of chocolate or a good review… really, try her. Her first two books are Too Hot to Handle and Leaving Las Vegas. Her fondest hope is that her cat and her dog will start getting along. Barring that, she’d like world peace and an end to global warming.

You can find out more about her (or just say hi) on social media

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Outside The Box by Rochelle Paige Cover Reveal + *Giveaway*

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Title: Outside the Box (Blythe College #3)

Author: Rochelle Paige

Release Date: July 2014

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 Synopsis

Aubrey earned her love ‘em and leave ‘em reputation with her serial dating past. A pregnancy scare makes her see the light and change her ways. She gets serious about school and stops dating – until she meets Luka and falls head over heels for him.

Luka doesn’t trust easily after having his heart crushed by the girl next door. When he meets Aubrey, he doesn’t think she’s relationship material because of her past – even though he’s drawn to her.

What happens when the girl who always ran the moment a relationship got serious meets The One? Will Aubrey be able to get Luka to see her Outside the Box he’s put her in?

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Push the Envelope (Blythe College, #1)

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Hit the Wall (Blythe College, #2)

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About the Author

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I am the mother of two wonderful sons who have inspired me to chase my dream of being an author. I want them to learn from me that you can live your dream as long as you are willing to work for it.

When I told my mom that my new year’s resolution was to self-publish a book in 2013, she pretty much told me “About time!”

 

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Lauren Blakely Secret Announcement and Reveal

Lauren Blakely has a ton happening right now, and we’re here to tell you all about it! You do not want to miss any of it! See below for all of the information, including a SECRET ANNOUNCEMENT and REVEAL!

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First Things First…

The Seductive Nights Trilogy Bundle is NOW AVAILABLE! Priced at just $2.99 right now, you should definitely grab it! This special $2.99 price is a limited time offer and the lowest price these books will be offered at! It will only last for the first few days of release and then the box set will go up to its regular $5.99 price. There will be a paperback edition of the bundle available priced at $12.99 as well!

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The Seductive Nights Trilogy Bundle is a box set of the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling books First Night, Night After Night and After This Night

“Just remember this. I adore you.”

FIRST NIGHT

When the sinfully handsome Clay Nichols walks into her bar in San Francisco, Julia Bell simply wants a break from the troubles that keep chasing her. They share one scorchingly hot night together, but discover a connection that runs deeper than mere chemistry….

NIGHT AFTER NIGHT

Their world was sex, love, and lies.

With a dirty mind and a mouth to match, Clay Nichols is everything Julia never knew she wanted and exactly what she cannot have. He walked into her life one night and unlocked pleasure in her that she never knew was possible. Possessing her body, captivating her every thought. Which makes him way too dangerous for Julia to risk her heart, given that she has a price tag on her head. She ran after one mind-blowing week with him, but now he’s back, and determined to make her his own.

She was a sexy drug to him. Fiery, unforgettable, and never enough, Julia is an enigma, and Clay isn’t willing to let her go without a fight. Can two people burned by love trust again when desire and passion are met by danger at every turn?

AFTER THIS NIGHT

Their world was passion, pleasure and secrets.

Far too many secrets. But Clay Nichols can’t get Julia Bell out of his mind. He’s so drawn to her, and to the nights they shared, that he can’t focus on work or business. Only her. And she’s pissing him off with her hot and cold act. She has her reasons though-she’s trying to stay one step ahead of the trouble that’s been chasing her for months now, thanks to the criminal world her ex dragged her into. When he runs into her again at her sister’s wedding, they have a second chance but she’ll have to let him all the way in. And they’ll learn just how much more there is to the intense sexual chemistry they share, and whether love can carry them well past the danger of her past and into a new future, after this night…

Are you ready for the Big Announcement??

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ONE MORE NIGHT, the 4th title in Lauren Blakely’s The Seductive Nights Series, is coming JULY 8th! Here’s a little bit of information about ONE MORE NIGHT, as well as a note from Lauren herself!

ONE MORE NIGHT is the third full-length novel for Julia and Clay and follows the couple as they embark on a new adventure after their HEA in AFTER THIS NIGHT. This novel will release on July 8th and be available for preorder on iBooks Only beginning TODAY! However, the paperback will be available to preorder on Amazon shortly. While the book can be read as a standalone, readers will likely enjoy it more knowing the backstory of Clay and Julia from FIRST NIGHT, NIGHT AFTER THIS NIGHT, and AFTER THIS NIGHT. There is a new storyline for Julia and Clay that you are not going to want to miss, and there will be pearls! 😉 Finally, the recipe for Julia’s award-winning Purple Snow Globe drink is revealed in this book! The book will be priced at $2.99 across all retailers during the first few days of release and will go to $3.99 on Friday, July 11th.

A Note from Lauren Blakely about writing ONE MORE NIGHT:

“When I finished writing AFTER THIS NIGHT I thought Julia and Clay’s story was done. Mostly. As you know, Julia and Clay have a happy ending in that novel, but the possibilities for what’s next in their future are left open. I wanted readers to be thinking of Julia and Clay and happily picturing them in the next phase of their lives together. But Julia and Clay kept talking to me. They insisted they had more to tell — more adventure, more mystery, more danger. And many readers wanted more too, and they asked me for another book. They wanted to know what happens when Clay takes Julia to Vegas for the weekend. So even though the first phase of their relationship wraps up neatly in AFTER THIS NIGHT, these two lovers shift into a new chapter in their lives in ONE MORE NIGHT. But this novel is not just an extended epilogue, it’s not just a sneak peek into their future, and it’s not just more sex (though there is plenty of that). Julia and Clay exist because of the trouble they attract in their lives. Because of conflicts. Because of challenges. They have a new story to tell because they face more danger in their lives. Julia and Clay don’t just fly to Vegas and play poker. They fly to Vegas and a new adventure begins with new troubles they must face and overcome together. So kick back, grab a Purple Snow Globe, and get ready for a bumpy, naughty, dirty, thrilling ride.”

JuliaandclayhitvegasAbout ONE MORE NIGHT:

Your presence is requested for another installment in the tale of Julia and Clay, two red-hot lovers. Come inside their world of passion and suspense once more for a deliciously erotic and heart-poundingly dangerous story of pearls, handcuffs, thieves, mobsters, poker and pleasure in the city of sin…

Happy endings don’t come easily. They’re hard-won and Clay Nichols is going to have to keep earning his…

Now living together in New York with her debt safely paid off, sexy bartender Julia Bell and hot-as-hell entertainment lawyer Clay thought their future was clear sailing.

But life doesn’t work that way and the fiery lovers run into a slew of new challenges as Clay tries to put a ring on it. Trouble looms in every corner–trouble from clients, trouble with timing, and, most of all, trouble from her past returns on their trip to Vegas. A dangerous man who knows much more about Julia than he should surfaces in Sin City where they’re supposed to be enjoying a weekend getaway. Following her in the casino, watching her every move at the pool, targeting her as she plays poker.

Too bad Clay is called away repeatedly, leaving Julia alone in a sprawling hotel full of dark corners, back rooms, and unsavory characters. Can Clay save her from danger one more time, and then finally get down on one knee? Or will he be too late for the woman he adores?

Read on in ONE MORE NIGHT, a new novel in the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Seductive Nights series packed with more sex, more dirty talk and more danger. And per your request, the recipe for Julia’s award-winning cocktail, the Purple Snow Globe, has finally been revealed in this ebook!

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Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught Up In UsPretending He’s MinePlaying With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

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Hidden Treasure by Melody Anne Review Tour

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Title: Hidden Treasure

Series: Billionaire Bachelors #9

Summary

The second book in the Lost Anderson series is here, and it comes to you with a kicking and screaming heiress.

Brielle Storm inherits a dilapidated ranch in the wilds of Montana and she isn’t happy about her situation in the least. She may be moving to her new home, and she may be planning on doing whatever it takes to make her billionaire father happy, but she certainly won’t be doing it with a smile on her face.

No. Brielle plans on coming to Montana, hiring some ranch hand to do all the work, and then getting out of there before the first winter snow has a chance to hit.

Montana isn’t a state that offers predictable weather and Brielle is going to find out that the land isn’t the only thing she has to fear.

When her hotter than any city boy ever dreams of being, cowboy neighbor shows up on her doorstep, Brielle decides that maybe Montana isn’t so bad after-all.

That is until he laughs openly at her city girl ways. Then, she has something to prove…

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5 Star Read

 Kelley’s Review

I truly adored this story.  Melody Anne wrangled me in from the very start.  She writes characters full of spunk and charm that just melt your heartstrings.  Hidden Treasure is a beautifully sassy and fun love story that will have you laughing one moment and you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what is going to happen next.

Poor Brielle drew the short stick.  She tried to live without her father’s money and fell flat on her rear.  Her father had decided to teach her and her brothers a lesson and cut off their inheritance and gave them the pick of five failing businesses to run.  Well Brielle was having none of that so she walked out and managed to survive for a year without Daddy’s help until the place where she was working got shut down.  She was so broke by the time she contacted her Dad all she had was enough money for bus fare.  Since she walked out when the business opportunities were passed out all she got to chose from was what was left.  What was left was a dilapidated Montana Ranch.  Lets just say that stilettos and manure don’t mix really well.

The first bit of trouble that Brielle runs into is a solid hunk of man named Colt Westbrook.  Talk about holy hotness.  Colt is in the running for 2014 book boyfriend status.  He is a man’s man with the abs and arms that let you know that the man knows how to put in a hard days work.  Colt was really disappointed when Richard Storm swooped in and bought that property for one of his kids to fix up and when he meets Brielle he thinks he has her figured out and starts counting the days until she gives up and just sells him her ranch.  The one thing Colt did not know is that you can never underestimate the Storms.  Brielle may have been a pampered and spoiled brat but she will do anything it takes to make her father proud and to prove to everyone that she is more than what she appears to be.

I loved the push and pull between Colt and Brielle.  He was hooked on her like a fish to a pole.  She lit a fire inside of him that drove him crazy.  The only problem is that Brielle begins to trust Colt and let him in a little bit like no one before.  She automatically assumed when she ran into Colt that he worked for her.  That is very far from the truth and Colt does not seem in any hurry to correct her assumption.  The problem is what will she do when she finds out her trusted ranch hand is actually her very wealthy neighbor.

I am very excited and looking forward to the next book in this series.  It is so nice to see the Anderson and Storm elders meddling again in the lives of their kids.  A job well done Melody Anne.  I loved it.

Excerpt

“I hate it here!” she shrieked, feeling like a fool but not caring. She hadn’t been at the ranch for five minutes and already her world was crumbling. “Spiders, cobwebs, rocks, dirt, grime, and who knows what else! Lions and tigers and bears…”

Her angry tears soon stopped, but Brielle was still in a foul mood as she sat there trying to breathe normally. After a few moments, she pulled herself together. Wasn’t she better than this? When she heard the crunch of footsteps behind her, she grimaced, not wanting to deal with anyone or anything else right then.

Whipping her head around, she got ready to tell whoever it was to go away when her tongue got stuck on the roof of her mouth. When the person who’d invaded her privacy spoke, she felt even more disoriented.

“May I help you?”

Brielle couldn’t seem to find her voice. Since she was still sitting on the ground, the man standing before her was so tall, he seemed to block out the sun. His boots looked old, his jeans dusty — like that truck — and the shirt plastered to his chest had seen better days. Brielle tilted her neck all the way back to examine his face, which was shadowed by the brim of his faded cowboy hat.

“Are you real?” she asked.

When his lips tilted up in a sardonic smile, she thought for a moment that she might be fantasizing. No, not likely. Where she was from, girls never fantasized about cowboys — she preferred a man in a suit. Still, she had to admit, if only to herself, that the guy towering over her was one hell of a hot piece of man candy.

And then he spoke again. “You must be Brielle Storm. I’m Colt Westbrook.”

About The Author

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Melody Anne is the author of the popular series, Billionaire Bachelors, and Baby for the Billionaire. She also has a Young Adult Series out; Midnight Fire and Midnight Moon – Rise of the Dark Angel. She’s been writing for years and published in 2011. She hold a bachelors degree in business, so she loves to write about strong, powerful, businessmen.

When Melody isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets. She lives in a small town that she loves, and is involved in many community projects.

See Melody’s Website at: http://www.melodyanne.com. She makes it a point to respond to all her fans. You can also join her on facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/authormelodyanne, or at twitter: @authmelodyanne.

Nowhere but Here by Renee Carlino Promo Blitz

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Title: Nowhere But Here

Author: Renée Carlino

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 5, 2014

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About Nowhere But Here

A Chicago reporter in her mid-twenties unexpectedly finds love in Napa Valley when she’s assigned to spend a week with a famously reclusive genius.

Kate Corbin has lost her spark. From the outside, her life seems charmed. She has a handsome, long-term boyfriend and a budding journalism career at a popular Chicago newspaper. But in reality, her relationship is going nowhere, and she’s quickly losing motivation for what she once believed was her dream job. When her boyfriend dumps her unceremoniously, Kate loses all hope of finding love.

With no living family and few friends, Kate confides in her boss. Trusting that the hungry, ace reporter is buried somewhere deep inside, he gives Kate the opportunity to jumpstart her career. The assignment: to interview the famously reclusive R.J. Lawson, a wealthy tech genius who disappeared years ago but recently reemerged as a Napa Valley vintner. The week takes an unexpected turn, however, when Lawson refuses to divulge any information. Desperate for a lead, Kate turns to Jamie, a vineyard hand who shows her the romance of wine country—and stirs her aching heart. But his connection to Lawson is ambiguous, and when Jamie disappears before the end of the week, Kate is left to investigate another story: the truth behind the man who stole her heart.

USA TODAY bestselling author Renée Carlino explored love and heartbreak in her beautifully written debut Sweet Thing, and her newest novel does not disappoint. For fans of Colleen Hoover, K.A. Tucker, and Katja Millay, Nowhere But Here is a stirring and satisfying romance that you won’t want to put down.

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Robin’s Review

4.5 Stars.  Sweet Thing, the first novel published by Renee Carlino, rightfully earned a spot on my list of favorite novels for 2013.  I found the main characters to be refreshing and connected with them instantly, which made Sweet Thing an extremely satisfying read.  I appreciate the opportunity to review an advanced reader copy of the new contemporary romance from Renee Carlino, Nowhere but Here, which has been provided to me by her publisher through NetGalley.  This is my honest review.

Kate Corbin no longer has any living relatives.  She has struggled since the death of Rose, a childhood friend of her mother who ended up raising her.  Her mother passed away when she was eight without telling her the name of her father.  She is currently going nowhere in a relationship with Stephen, who doesn’t seem to love her or even care about what is going on in her life.  Kate has turned to a homeless man who calls himself “Just Bob” for advice, whose first piece of advice to her was, “You’re all you’ve got!”

Kate has lost all motivation for her career as a journalist and has struggled with her job for several months.  Her boss at the Chicago Crier newspaper, Jerry, gives her an assignment with substance, hoping to ignite her spark.  She is to spend a week in Napa, California, to interview and write an article about R.J. Lawson, the reclusive owner of a vineyard.  This interview has been highly sought after by journalists, yet none could obtain it until now.  R.J. Lawson is a billionaire – a computer engineering prodigy who made all of his money in the technology industry.

Upon arrival at the vineyard, Kate has an automobile accident, running her rental car straight into a truck driven by a handsome work hand and maintenance man named Jamie.  After her accident, Jamie sends her off to her interview with a warning that R.J. can be difficult to deal with.  Kate ends up in an argument with R.J. Lawson, essentially failing at her interview, but Jamie and the other employees of the vineyard step in to help her enjoy the rest of her weeklong visit.  Jamie gives her a tour around the vineyard, and this is when things start to become interesting between the two of them.  The two of them have an undeniable attraction for each other.  Although Jamie continues to work very hard while she is there, he makes time for Kate and is focused on her needs.  When the two of them are together, their personalities just seem to spark.  It doesn’t take long for Jamie and Kate to begin developing feelings for each other.  As they start to open their hearts up to one another, Kate begins to realize that Jamie is holding back information about himself.  And then he disappears without a word of explanation.

Nowhere but Here is more than just a contemporary romance.  It is a story of self-discovery – about realizing how much you really do have as an individual, making the best of your own situation, and finding your own place in this world.  In this novel, Renee Carlino focuses on gratitude and healing, the concept of discovering who your family really is, and learning to believe in the power of love.  It is full of underlying lessons which made this love story even more special for me.  It is obvious that Renee Carlino completed some extensive research before writing this novel – research which assisted in making this a unique, creative and interesting story.  If you are looking for a beautifully written contemporary romance, I recommend Nowhere but Here!

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About Renée Carlino

Renee Carlino

Renee’s first friends were the imaginary kind and even though her characters haven’t gone away, thankfully the delusions have. She admits she’s a wildly hopeless romantic and she blames 80’s movies starring Molly Ringwald for that. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog June. When she’s not at the beach with her boys or working on the next book, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate.

 

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