New Release + Excerpt + Review: Dirty Thief by Tia Louise

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Dirty Thief, an all new sexy and scandalous installment in the Dirty Players Series by Tia Louise is available now!

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DIRTY * SEXY * SCANDALOUS

What do you get when you mix a brooding king with a sexy pickpocket? Not your usual fairy tale.

Ava Wilder is beautiful, she lives in a pink castle, and she’s a thief. Rowan Westringham Tate loves power, speed, and Ava.

Their romance is straight out of an erotic Cinderella story, until the one man Ava is running from shows up to claim what she stole—or to claim her.

Now Ava might be forced to take another thing to protect her happily ever after… A life.

Excerpt:

Ava

I’m just about to text Rowan back when the door opens, and he’s standing in the entrance. His face is unreadable. He doesn’t enter. He only waits looking like the most gorgeous thing I’ve ever seen in a dark suit and tie. He’s still wearing the glasses he’ll occasionally put on when he’s reading, and I rise out of my chair, closing the laptop before I go to him.

“I’m sorry,”I say, reaching out for his hand.

He takes mine and raises it to his lips before pulling me closer.

“What’s troubling you, Ava?”

I look down at my shoes, awkwardness filling my stomach.

“You didn’t have tocome all the way over here.”

“Why are you having second thoughts about the baby?”

I take a deep breath and sigh, lifting my eyes to his.

“It just seems like everything is in such chaos. What makes us want to bring a child into this mess?”

His dark eyes soften as they hold mine, but he doesn’t answer immediately. I love that he doesn’t pat me on the head and tell me to stop being ridiculous. He takes my fears seriously.

“It’s our royal duty,”he finally says.

Now I’m frowning.

“That’s your only reason?”

“No…”

He touches the side of my cheek with his thumb, and I wait.

“I’d also like to see what happens when we take half of you and mix it with half of me.”

My frown softens a little.

“I have dreamed of our babies.”

I remember my chubby, dark-haired daydreams.

“I expect we’ll have an overly analytical, extremely controlled little leader,” he says,and I sigh and nod. “Or a thief who steals cars and races them away.”

“Rowan!”

I push his arm, ready to storm across the room.

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Tracey’s Review

I’m going to have to say that this is probably my favorite book yet in the Dirty Players series by author Tia Louise. There are all of the people that we’ve come to know and love (yes, even the crotchety queen mother) in previous books, and plenty of the intrigue that makes this series what it is, but something about this book just really grabbed me, and I could not put it down.

Maybe it’s that Tia Louise has so perfectly touched on issues that concern the world right this very minute. Or the way that Rowan, all alpha but totally adoring, makes Ava feel like she’s finally safe and home. Or that Ava has finally completely come into her own, and is an equal match for her royal husband. All of these things together make for an intriguing, passionate, pertinent read that I thoroughly enjoyed, and that hooked me from the first page.

There is all of the usual sizzle and steam that Tia does so well, and, oh, my goodness, was it wonderfully done here. The magnetic pull between Rowan and Ava is palpable, so much so that it virtually jumps off the page. They’ve absolutely found a way to keep their marriage fresh, and, boy, does it work. They are a true fairy tale, and so completely likable that I would love to see more of them. Cal and Zelda remain a breath of fresh air, and I loved catching up with them here.

DIRTY THIEF is a great blend of passion, political maneuvering, and just desserts, and I highly recommend it. An easy 4.5 stars for Ava, Rowan, and all of the folks from Monagasco. If you haven’t read this series, you’re missing out, and should add it to your TBR right away.

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About the Author:

“Queen of Hot Romance”; Award-winning, International Bestselling author of the ONE TO HOLD series.

Her debut adult romance ONE TO HOLD was a 2014 “Lady Boner” award-winner, #1 in Military Romance, and a Top 20 Contemporary Romance novel for several months. ONE TO KEEP, #2 in the series of stand-alone novels, followed the same course, with the remaining performing equally well.

From being a “Readers’ Choice” nominee two years running, to picking up USA Today “Happily Ever After” nods, nothing makes her happier than communicating with fans and weaving new tales into the Alexander-Knight world of stories.

A former journalist, Louise lives in the center of the U.S.A. with her lovely family and one grumpy cat. There, she dreams up stories she hopes are engaging, hot, and sexy, and that cause readers rethink common public locations…

It’s possible she has a slight truffle addiction.

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Release Bitz + 5 Star Review: The Bohemian and the Businessman by Katy Regnery – Book 1 in the Story Sisters of the Blueberry Lane Series

 

 

Title: The Bohemian and the Businessman
Series: The Story Sisters #1
(The Blueberry Lane Series)
Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 28, 2017

 

Blurb
Priscilla Story,
the self-proclaimed “wild child” of the straight-laced Story clan, has always
had a knack for getting herself trouble. Except this time, her “growing
problem” is going to require a Daddy sooner than later…or she can kiss her
inheritance good-bye.
Shane Olson, who previously dated Priscilla’s sister, Margaret, isn’t opposed
to a marriage of convenience for the sake of furthering his business interests,
but Priscilla – with her wild ways – is just about the last woman he’d choose
to marry.In order to make the marriage look convincing, they end up having to spend more
time together than they’d originally planned. When rolling stone, Priscilla,
who lives by the seat of her muu-muu, and seriously-ambitious Shane, who’s had
his whole life planned since he was eleven, start falling for each other, it’s
going to take a whole lot of compromise for this Bohemian and her Businessman
to find their happily ever after.

 

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Katy Regnery is back with another sensational Blueberry Lane novel. After so many books in this series, one would think she would run out fresh ideas, new characters, and interesting plots. Usually at this point in the series I would start getting bored with it because most times everything is pretty much the same on repeat. What makes this series so successful is the families within the series. There are four large prominent families (soon to be five) featured in the series. The children of these five families each has a story to tell and are begging for their happily ever after. They are unique in their own right but deeply tied to their family bonds, as well as being deeply tied to the members of the other families on Blueberry Lane. So while many things seem to remain the same, the individual characters make the story their own. Expect the unexpected. Katy is going to deliver a great new addition to the Blueberry Lane series.

The Bohemian and the Businessman starts with a scene that is exactly like a scene in Crazy About Cameron, a previous book in the series. Although it’s the same scene, the reader gets to experience the scene from completely different characters POV. The reader gets a different view of how this scene plays out and how it affects the other characters within the scene. In this case it was the wildchid ,Priscila Story and her father’s business protégé, Shane Olson. Shane needs to marry a Story daughter in order to move up the corporate ladder. Priscilla needs a husband in order to claim her inheritance before she’s forty. Due to her wild escapades she desperately needs the money and desperately needs a husband.

Shane and Priscilla are complete opposites. While she lives by the seat of her pants, he meticulously plans every moment of his life with his future goals in mind. Priscilla’s father refuses to turn the business over to one of his daughters. He will only turn it over to one of their husbands. His archaic demands have forced Shane to seek a marriage of convenience with a Story daughter. It has also forced Priscilla to make the wildest, most irresponsible decision of her life. Maybe that decision isn’t so irresponsible after all. Once she gets to know the man under the starched shirts and suits, she’s going to find a man with quiet strength, unexpected compassion, and a heart of gold. The marriage may be starting out in desperation but is quickly moving into something worth hanging onto.

The Story Patriarch has other things in mind. Those things could not only destroy their relationship but also her sisters lives. It will be up to Shane and Priscilla how they move forward in their lives. The Story women are strong and the strong always survive.

Katy once again blew me away with gift of storytelling. I could not put this book down and can’t wait to see what comes next in the lives of the Story girls.

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Author Bio
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery
started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012.
One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was
published in September 2013.
Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the
multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows
the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the
six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone
novels and novellas.
Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the
Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for
romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the
USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr.
English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane
collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times
E-book bestseller.
In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill
Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed
to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States. 
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield
County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her
husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create
just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin
at home.
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Cover Reveal: Easy Nights by Kristen Proby

 

 

From New York Times Bestselling author Kristen Proby, comes a steamy and passionate friends-to-lovers romance—EASY NIGHTS! The sixth standalone title in the Boudreaux Series, Savannah and Ben’s highly anticipated story is now available for preorder on all retailers! Don’t miss the beautiful cover below!

 

 

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About EASY NIGHTS (Boudreaux Series #6):

The Boudreaux Series—Sexy. Intriguing. Easy.

No one said change was easy…

Savannah Boudreaux knows what it is to hurt. To bleed. To be afraid that the man she’s promised to be true to until “death do us part” might in fact separate them far sooner than anyone had ever anticipated. But Van also knows what it is to survive. To move on. To live life to the fullest. With five brothers and sisters and a loving mother as her constant source of strength during the pain and the healing, Van realizes there is little else she needs.

But some things never change…

Benjamin Preston sat on the sidelines of the Boudreaux family for years, in love with a woman he couldn’t have. As the best friend of the Boudreaux brothers since childhood, Ben has seen both tragedies and joys in the family. And as a former MMA fighter and KravMaga expert, Ben’s used to fighting for what he wants—and winning. His hands were tied when Savannah married her high school sweetheart not long after graduation, but now two years have passed since Ben found Savannah broken in her own home.

Sometimes what you need most has been right in front of you the whole time…

Van’s convinced that happiness isn’t in the cards for her, no matter how right it feels to be in Ben’s strong arms—and his bed. Ben is determined to win her heart and fight for her trust. He’s promised to protect her, to be her friend. But more than anything, he wants to finally make her his, and this is one fight he’s not willing to lose.

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Hello, readers!

I’m so excited to finally be able to share the new cover for Easy Nights with you! We’ve all been waiting a long time for Ben and Savannah’s story and it’ll be in your hot little hands on June 27th. I can say without a shadow of a doubt that Ben and Van are two of my favorite characters of all time, and saying goodbye to the Boudreaux clan hasn’t been easy. Thanks for taking this journey of three years with me!

Don’t forget, you can preorder NOW! And be sure to keep an eye on my newsletters and social media in the next two months for sneak peeks and news.

With love,

Kristen

 

 

 

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EASY FOR KEEPS: A Boudreaux Novella
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About Kristen Proby:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

 

 

 

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Cover Reveal: Royally Endowed by Emma Chase

 

 

 

Logan St. James is a smoldering, sexy beast. Sure, he can be a little broody at times—but Ellie Hammond’s willing to overlook that. Because, have you seen him??

Sexy. As. Hell.

And Ellie’s perky enough for both of them.

For years, she’s had a crush on the intense, protective royal security guard—but she doesn’t think he ever saw her, not really.

To Logan, Ellie was just part of the job—a relative of the royal family he’d sworn to protect. Now, at 22 years old and fresh out of college, she’s determined to put aside her X-rated dreams of pat-downs and pillow talk, and find a real life happily ever after.

The Queen of Wessco encourages Ellie to follow in her sister’s footsteps and settle down with a prince of her own. Or a duke, a marquis…a viscount would also do nicely.

But in the pursuit of a fairy tale ending, Ellie learns that the sweetest crushes can be the hardest to let go.
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Logan St. James grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, in a family on the wrong side of the law. But these days, he covers his tattoos and scars with a respectable suit. He’s handsome, loyal, brave, skilled with his hands and…other body parts.

Any woman would be proud to bring him home to her family.

But there’s only one woman he wants.

For years he’s watched over her, protected her, held her hair back when she was sick, taught her how to throw a punch, and spot a liar.

He dreams of her. Would lay down his life for her.

But beautiful Ellie Hammond’s off-limits.

Everybody knows the bodyguard rules: Never lose focus, never let them out of your sight, and never, ever fall in love.

 

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Release Blitz: Distraction by Emily Snow

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At the ripe old age of twenty-eight, Jamie Armstrong is sick of douchebags like the PA who told her she has an “ass made for screwing” on the first date. She wants commitment, and she’s got a list that she’s anxious to check off.


Love. 

Marriage. 

Baby (preferably twins, because two’s company).

Then she meets Mateo Bailon.

An attorney with a penchant for chains and kink, Mateo isn’t looking for commitment and he sure as hell doesn’t want marriage. Not again. He wants a distraction—a new way to forget his past—and Jamie’s his favorite kind of drug. 

He just never counted on getting addicted.


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Emily Snow is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the DEVOURED series and TIDAL. She loves books, sexy bad boys, and really loud rock music, so naturally, she writes stories about all three. Visit her blog at http://emilysnowbooks.blogspot.com for news, teasers, and contests.


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Release Blitz … 2017 FAVORITE… 5+ Star Review- Preppy Part Three: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater by T. M. Frazier

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Preppy Part Three : The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater

King Series – Book 7

By: T. M. Frazier

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Preppy, Part Three: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater by T.M. Frazier is available now!!!

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Preppy, Part Three: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater by T.M. Frazier

Release Date: April 26th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

The bowtie is BACK!

Dre was just a beautiful stranger when Preppy saved her the first time around. Now, he has to save her again, but she’s no longer some stranger, she’s family, and he has no idea who or what he’s up against.

What he does know is that putting his family back together is the only acceptable outcome.

Preppy’s to-do list?

SAVE FAMILY. SEEK REVENGE.

He’s alive…and he’s out for BLOOD.

Preppy Part Three is the third book and conclusion of Preppy and Dre’s story. It’s also the 7th book in the King Series, which should be read in order starting with KING & TYRANT.

Excerpt:

Kevin had occasionally done something that reminded me of myself, but next to a DNA test, I still had no valid proof he was my brother. Nothing that connected us as family.

Until now.

“Dude, you’re creeping me out,” Kevin said, reaching for his shorts.

Before he could pull them back on I dropped the hose and bee-lined toward him, wrapping him in a bear hug. “You really are my brother.”

“Huh?” Kevin asked, standing as still as a statue.

“Shhhh…just let me love you.”

“What exactly is going on out here?” Dre asked from the porch, flipping on the light. I still didn’t let go.

“He’s my brother. I’m sure of it now,” I informed her.

“I have no idea what’s going on,” Kevin said, wiggling free from my grip.

“Oh yeah?” Dre asked, amusement in her sleepy tone. She yawned and cinched the sash of the sexy little robe she was wearing that showed off those amazing legs of hers. “How are you so sure?”

I stepped back and pointed down to Kevin’s massive cock. “Because of that!”

Dre’s sweet laughter filled the air. I picked up the hose again and started to spray Kevin down. “Shit man, that’s cold!” he shouted, dancing around in the grass. “And are you gonna fill me in on what exactly she’s laughing at?”

“That,” I informed him, spraying his crotch with water. “Because I just found more proof that we’re brothers than the fact that we think we both were shot out of the same cunt.” I grinned from ear to ear.

“Okay? And what’s that?” Kevin asked. I turned off the hose and Dre tossed him a towel.

I dropped my eyes to the huge slab of man meat between Kevin’s legs. “From the waist down we’re not just brothers, we’re fucking twinsies.”

“Uh, what the fuck, Preppy?” Kevin asked, putting his shorts back on.

“Quick,” I said. “Tell me something. How do you feel about pancakes?”

Kevin shivered. “Honestly, I’m more of a waffle kind of guy.”

Dre gasped.

I shut my eyes tightly, clenching my fists at my side. I cracked my neck and slowly turned to face him. I opened my eyes. “What the fuck did you just say to me, boy? You better start running.”

“Wait, what?” Kevin asked, taking a step back and tripping over the sprinkler. He stood up and bolted through the gate. I chased him through the field while Dre looked on and laughed.

“I take it all back! You’re not my brother!” I shouted, tackling him to the ground and sitting on his chest.

“What the fuck, Preppy?” Kevin asked, squirming under me.

“You and I need to have a serious fucking talk.” I leaned down until my nose was almost touching his. “About the abomination that is waffles.”

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Michel’s Review

It was a bittersweet moment when I opened Preppy Part Three: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater by T. M. Frazier.  I knew this was the final book in the King Series and I was going to have to say goodbye to one of my most beloved book characters of all time. Preppy, aka Samuel Clearwater, is a thief.  He stormed into the book world, jumped off the pages, and blatantly stole the readers hearts with no apologies or regret.  He was ruthless with his extreme optimism, odd sense of humor,  quirky fashion sense, unique code of ethics, and his unquestionable dedication to those he loved.  Was he a good guy? The general rules of society would say no.  He was a criminal, a killer, and psycho. But as we all know, the definitions of good and bad can be loosely interpreted. A person can possess both of those qualities, it’s all about how they portray and use those qualities that matter most.  Preppy was ruled by his pure heart.  He loved unconditionally. Receiving his love was like a ray of sunshine in the midst of a hurricane.  He died for those he loved.  He lived to make their world a better place ( by Preppy’s definitions of better).  He was the HEART of the King series.

As the rest of Preppy’s story unfolds, it is another wild ride in the gator infested waters. Preppy has become a true husband and father.  He’s discovered he has a younger brother by blood.  He’s catching up with the world that moved on while he was dead and is finally finding his place in that world.  He’s found himself again and now he’s the new and improved Preppy.  The new Preppy is a bit more cynical and a lot more dangerous. When unknown enemies try to harm his family, he’s going to do more than kill them.  He’s going to make them bleed one drop at a time and feed them to the gators.

It all begins with Dre being kidnapped and his brother Kevin surfacing.  He doesn’t know who his enemies are because most of them are dead by King and Bear’s retribution or by his own hand.  He not sure who he can trust other than King and Bear.  The only thing he can focus on is protecting his wife and son.

As the danger escalates there are many shocking revelations about the past.  Preppy intends to redefine the past and rewrite the story.  King and Bear have his back no matter what.  Dre loves him unconditionally.  Bo is his reason for building a future.

This is the testament of Preppy’s life.

T. M. Frazier created a series that readers couldn’t get enough of.  It was more than a dark romance series, it was an ongoing story of dedicated friendship, deep rooted ties to family, conquering the world, and unconditional love.  Preppy was the HEART!

Although this is the final book in the King series… it is not a goodbye.  Preppy will live in our hearts forever.

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Conclusion to King

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Lawless

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Lawless Part 2

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Preppy : Part 1

The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater

By T. M. Frazier

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Synopsis

Samuel Clearwater, A.K.A Preppy, likes bowties, pancakes, suspenders, good friends, good times, good drugs, and a good f*ck.

He’s worked his way out from beneath a hellish childhood and is living the life he’s always imagined for himself. When he meets a girl, a junkie on the verge of ending it all, he’s torn between his feelings for her and the crippling fear that she could be the one to end the life he loves.

Andrea ‘Dre’ Capulet is strung out and tired.

Tired of living for her next fix. Tired of doing things that make her stomach turn. Tired of looking in the mirror at the reflection of the person she’s become. Just when she decides to end it all, she meets a man who will change the course of both their lives forever.

And their deaths.

For most people, death is the end of their story.
For Preppy and Dre, death was only the beginning.

This is the fifth book in the King Series and it’s meant to be read after Soulless.

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Preppy : Part Two

The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater

By T. M. Frazier

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Preppy finds himself back in a world he once loved, but no longer recognizes. His dim smile can’t hide his inner turmoil and the people he views as family all suddenly feel like polite strangers.

 

Except for one person. A girl with dark eyes and even darker hair.

A girl who isn’t even an option.

 

At least, not anymore.

 

Dre can’t decide who she’s going to listen to. Her heart, her head, or her body. Because two out of those three things have her heading right back to Logan’s Beach. Closure is what she tells herself she’s seeking, but when she unlocks doors that were never meant to be opened she soon discovers that when it comes to Samuel Clearwater, closure might NEVER be an option.

 

This is book six in the King Series and the second part of Preppy and Dre’s story.

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Preppy Part Three : The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater

King Series – Book 7

By: T. M. Frazier

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The bowtie is BACK!

Dre was just a beautiful stranger when Preppy saved her the first time around. Now, he has to save her again, but she’s no longer some stranger, she’s family, and he has no idea who or what he’s up against.

What he does know is that putting his family back together is the only acceptable outcome.

Preppy’s to-do list?

SAVE FAMILY. SEEK REVENGE.

He’s alive…and he’s out for BLOOD.

Preppy Part Three is the third book and conclusion of Preppy and Dre’s story. It’s also the 7th book in the King Series, which should be read in order starting with KING & TYRANT.

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Author Bio:

 

t.m. frazierT.M. (Tracey Marie) Frazier resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and three feisty fur kids.

 

She attended Florida Gulf Coast University where she specialized in public speaking. After years working in real estate and new home construction, she decided it was finally time to stop pushing her dreams to the back burner and pursue writing seriously.

 

In the third grade she wrote her very first story about a lost hamster. It earned rave reviews from both her teacher and her parents.

 

It only took her twenty years to start the next one.

It will not be about hamsters.

 

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New Release + Excerpt + Review: Hidden Depths by Brenda Rothert

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I had it all.

Breaking into the entertainment business as a teenager wasn’t easy. I spent years of my childhood traveling, auditioning and hoping my big break would come. And when I did, I rose to a level I never imagined.

Elle Tyler: model, singer and actress. I couldn’t go anywhere without security anymore. It was everything I ever wanted and more – fame, fortune and worldwide recognition. At age twenty-four, I was living a dream.

But a single act of violence shattered my fairytale existence. In a matter of seconds, all the goodness in me was ripped to shreds. Overnight, the people around me dropped away, moving on to find the next big thing. I gave up on myself, becoming a woman so dark and forlorn I no longer recognized myself.

But the stranger who saved me that day, Justin Lockhart, never gave up on me. He still saw light through my darkness. And as we grew closer, I started to see it, too. And I also started to see that before that terrible day, maybe I didn’t really have it all. Maybe I was always missing the only thing that really matters.

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EXCERPT:

Elle

I THOUGHT I HAD wrapped my arms around the world. Fortune and fame are the ultimate dream, right? But when an act of violence shattered all my notions, I was forced to face painful truths. It wasnt until Id lost so much that I found the one thing that really mattersand the place that made anything seem possible.

ITS PERFECT,MY ASSISTANT Chloe says, grinning proudly as she tucks a loose strand of my hair into the floppy beach hat.

Im not sure Id use that word,I say, giving her a skeptical look.

Dont be hatinon the hat. Its a perfect disguise hat.

Its a beach hat, and its February in St. Louis. How is this not going to draw attention?

She lowers her brows and tries to fold the sides of the hat down. You think its easy making a redhead incognito? A redhead who happens to have one of the most recognizable faces in the world?

I roll my eyes at that. Stop. You dont need to kiss my ass.

I know. But I saw a BuzzFeed article this morning about the most recognizable faces in the world, and you were one of them.

My lips part with surprise. Really?

She nods and then stands back to eye the bright pink hat. With the sunglasses, I think well be ready.

When she breaks out a pair of black sunglasses with round lenses large enough to hide half my face, I roll my eyes. Those are the very definition of conspicuous.

Hey,she says defensively. I did the best I could. That little souvenir shop was the only place I could find with hats.

When I sent you out to pick up something, I was thinking like . . . a hoodie. Not Jackie O doing a flamingo impression.

Its a short trip from the room out to our bus. Just keep your head down.

Theres a knock on the door to my suite, and when Chloe opens it, my bodyguard Andre walks in. Ready, Elle?

Yeah, yeah,I mutter, noticing his smirk. Laugh it up.

Its just that its sort of a . . . loud disguise.

Andre kind of looks like The Rock, if The Rock had gotten his nose broken lots of times in fights, and if he were covered in tattoos. Andres usually pretty quiet, and since hes only been my bodyguard for a few months, were still adjusting to each other. Im not quite comfortable firing off a comeback at him yet.

Ill give you that,I say with a sigh.

Ill carry that,he offers, reaching for the bag thrown over my

shoulder.

Thanks.I hand it over, wincing a little.

Hows the shoulder?he asks, his brows lowering with concern.

I give him a half shrug. Its sore.

At my concert last night, I hurt my shoulder while dancing. I just twisted it in a funny way on accident, and by the end of the performance, it was throbbing. The doctor who travels with me on tour said I have to go to the hospital for tests when we get to Chicago later today. Im not looking forward to that, and Im also not canceling the Chicago show if he suggests it.

Youll be okay,Andre says. Youre only twenty-four, so your body heals fast.

How old are you?I ask him.

How old do you think I am?

I cant believe we havent had this conversation yet. I squint as I look him overlaugh lines, grayish temples, and all.

Thirty-five?

Thirty-eight,he says, opening the door for Chloe and me.

Chloe is wheeling a giant suitcase behind her, and Andre insists on taking it, as well as the bag she has slung over her shoulder.

The other bus left half an hour ago,she says. Ours is waiting.

I nod, my mind already moving on to Chicago. Its one of my favorite places to perform. My backup dancers and other crew members ride on another bus, because I like to decompress when Im on the road. Itll just be me, Chloe, Andre, and our driver on the main bus.

Ive come a long way from my days traveling between county fairs to perform in talent shows. At the time, I didnt even realize how rigorous a schedule it was. Now I think back and wonder if my parents were confident Id get a break, or if they thought they might be sacrificing everything only for me never to make it.

Tracey’s Review

I’ve been a Brenda Rothert fan for ages, and have read and enjoyed the earlier books in her Lockhart Brothers series. I knew that there was one more Lockhart brother to get to know a little bit better, but thought for sure that his story couldn’t top the others. I mean, Brenda handled some very touchy subjects with grace, passion, and redemption there, and how do you match that? Well, if you’re Brenda, you write HIDDEN DEPTH, that’s how.

I fell in love with Elle and Justin from the very beginning of their story. Beyond the horror, the loss, and the life changes that both had to endure, there was acceptance, compassion, friendship, and a sense of being home. Elle and Justin are two very special people, and their ability to just be themselves and be there for each other made my heart happy.

Is it crazy to think that a man from a small town and a wildly famous entertainer might just be able to find each other in this world and make a go of it? The romantic in me says heck, no, and cheered Justin and Elle on from beginning to end. I could not have been happier with their journey, but I am always happy to see some ‘down the road’ details, so, Brenda, if you decide to visit Lovely, MO, for some more Lockhart family time, I’m totally down with it.

HIDDEN DEPTH is an endearing, sexy, uplifting 4.5-star read for me, and joins the other books in this series in sharing some of my favorite of Brenda’s characters. I highly recommend making a trip to Lovely and getting to know the Lockart family. It’s a trip worth taking.

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

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