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  • Eternal Soulmate by Brooklyn Taylor: Book Blast & giveaway
  • Anything by Jeri Williams: Cover Reveal
  • What to Read After FSOG: The Gemstone Collection Part Two: Book Blitz & Giveaway
  • Gansett After Dark by Marie Force: My Review


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Ashlynn Ellis’ life was finally coming together. After a troubled childhood she had control of her life just the way she wanted.  She had her inner circle of trust consisting of McKoy and Grace who were her lifelong girlfriends which allowed her to keep the boundaries set. But an end-of-life journey for her estranged mother shakes Ashlynn’s distrusting self to the core, which unknowingly leads her to cross paths with her soulmate, Cooper Brooks. Ashlynn has never had a trusting man in her life nor did she want one. She has seen domestic abuse on the front line and can not let these memories go.

Cooper Brooks is a police officer and has seen domestic violence at its worse. As a child with a hard upbringing, he commits himself to his career. He does not have time in his life for a woman and he doesn’t care to look for one; that is until he meets Ashlynn Ellis. Ashlynn and Cooper meet by what could only be orchestrated by a higher power, and for the first times in both their lives realize love is something they are missing. 

Will Ashlynn trust Cooper and let her guard down for this man that worships her? Can Cooper convince her to trust him and embrace the love he wants to give her? Will Ashlynn lose her internal battle and let Cooper in? When someone from her past comes back to destroy her can she protect Cooper, the love of her life, before it’s too late to protect herself?  This a passionate love story between two people who were brought together by fate as soul mates made for each other. Is their destiny really meant to spend the rest of their lives together? 

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Cooper finally whispered to me as we are both breathing so heavy “I want you Ash, really bad.”
 I shook my head yes and he moved my thong to the side.  He started to touch me and oh my………. He started to rub my sensitive spot and I thought I might come just from his touch. What the hell am I going to do with him in me?
“You’re so wet for me Ashlynn, do you want me?”
“Hell yes, I want you. Can’t you tell?”
I reached for his button and saw he had already undone it and the zipper. When did he do that? Who the hell cares? He had on no underwear. I grabbed onto his manhood and guided him in me. I sat on him and moved slowly to get him into me all the way. He felt amazing and like how he was made for me. I stretched just enough for him. Ever since the first time we had made love, I craved his touch and the feeling of him being in me, completing me.
“You’re so tight, you feel so good, I hope I can last. I want you to be pleased first. If I start to hurt you I’ll stop. Don’t be shy with telling me baby. I plan on
making love to you more times than we can count, so I am not going to get greedy.”
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Mother of 2 amazing kiddos and married to my gorgeous
soulmate for almost 20 years. I have a full time job in the medical field. I
love to spend my free time reading, being outside and playing with my family
and 4 fur babies. I started to write at the instinct of “hey maybe I can
do that!” I have enjoyed every step of the journey. I am blessed to have
very supportive friends and family that make my like worth living! 


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Cover Reveal


Book Title: Anything
Author: Jeri Williams
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 4, 2014
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Dacey and her family just went through having “Everything” in their life change. After the death of her parents, the rest of the family seems to working on moving forward. Her younger sister, Aria, is moving forward and is happy in a relationship. Her ex-boyfriend is clearly moving on, and even her crazy Aunt has started a new chapter in her life. She knew her life was beyond perfect, she thought she had seen the worst of it. Now with a wedding to plan, her distant bestie and trying to forget about how broken she really is Dacey is trying to start her own new chapter…. But fear, ex-boyfriends and malicious uncles keep getting in her way. She thought she could handle it all. And then there’s Justin who has made it very clear that he wants to be more to her than just a friend, but is Dacey ready for that? Can “Anything” go right for Dacey? Ever?


I just wanted to get inside and forget about all of them but my mouth started spilling words before my brain had a chance to tell it to shut the hell up.

“I’m sorry, I don’t know why I keep allowing myself to be bothered by him. Part of me still pines for him, hoping that he will see how miserable we are without each other and take me back. And the other part says fuck him, I don’t need him. I have this perfectly hot man in my life now that I know I could really fall in.. I mean, we have a great friendship from all of this and if this thing with Trevor had never happened you wouldn’t be in my life so I should really be thinking him or at the very least sending him a fruit cak..”

Justin’s mouth came crashing down on mine making my ramble crumble and die on my lips. I hadn’t been kissed in a really, really long time so it might have taken me a minute to realize that I was actually being kissed. No, not kissed, consumed. His lips were smooth and softer than I thought they would be as he pressed harder against my mouth, I have no idea what overcame me but I didn’t push him away. Nope, my insane side welcomed it by pulling him closer and moving my mouth fervently against his as he hands came up to cup the side of my face, locking me in place. I couldn’t move if I wanted to and with the way he was kissing me, I didn’t want to move. Ever.

He applied just the smallest amount of pressure causing me to open like a flower and he wasted no time in slipping his tongue inside to have a slow dance with mine. His tongue caressed mine at the same time as he was sucking on it gently then back to caressing it. Caress then suck, it was a combination I was not used to but instantly became addicted to. You know that movie about the girl who had never been kissed, this was that never been kissed kiss. This kiss was habit forming the thing of addictions and AA meetings. This kiss was everything.

With a final tug on my bottom lip, it ended and was left with a feeling in a state of undescribed bliss.

“Another talent, calming down crazy rambling women. You should see me in hostage negotiations.” He smirked showing one of his dimples. I was at a loss for words, dumfounded. The dumb had found me. I know that we just crossed some sort of line but I couldn’t translate that to my lips.

He leant in a kissed the corner of my mouth before making the other dimple appear in full on smile.

“Relax Bell, we’re still friends, nothing has changed. I just wanted to shut you up. I’ll call you later.” And with that he hopped in his car and drove away, leaving me still standing there probably catching flies with my mouth open, wondering what the hell just happened.

What the hell did he mean nothing has changed? Umm, hello, everything had just changed. At least to me.

Meet the Author

Jeri Williams lives a super fabulous lifestyle (by fabulous, she mean’s kinda lame) in the hot Florida sun and loves reading of any kind (except instruction manuals and cereal boxes). She has always written stories and made her family listen to them since she was young, although this is her first book she has ever published. She is a mom of an up-and-coming Jerry Seinfeld (in girl form) and also enjoys being right and knowing everything, although she is hardly ever right and really doesn’t know anything and is obsessed with inventing miniature zoo animals you can carry around in your pocket (although not really).
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What to Read after FSOG The Gemstone Collection Part Two Book Blitz Book Blitz



Book Title: What To Read After FSOG

Authors: Vi Keeland, Adriana Hunter, Kate Dawes, Malia Mallory, Nina Pierce, Red Phoenix, Ranae Rose, Chirsta Cervone, Michelle Hughes, Ella Jade

Genre: Romance

Release Date: June 9, 2014

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Belong to You by New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Vi Keeland – My honeymoon was almost everything I dreamed it would be…a tropical paradise, turquoise water, romantic walks on the beach, and loads and loads of mind shattering sex. The only thing missing was the groom.

Surrender by New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Canadian author Adriana Hunter – When Jake agrees to take Abby as his submissive she must give him all that he demands of her until she has surrendered completely. But when he pushes her to her limits she wonders if she’ll ever be the same again.

Fade Into You by Bestselling Erotic Romance author Kate Dawes – Olivia Rowland moves to Los Angles to work for a Hollywood talent agent. Life in L.A. is a culture shock, but nothing compared to the jolt she gets when Mx Dalton enters her life. Max Dalton is Hollywood’s youngest and brightest movie producer/director/writer. He’s wealthy, successful, hot, and there’s never a shortage of women throwing themselves at him but there’s only one woman he wants, and he intends to make it happen. When Olivia finally gives in the stage is set for a perilous, yet passionate relationship. Together they discover each other’s deepest desires, and darkest secrets.

His Need, Her Desire by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Malia Mallory – Tabitha didn’t come to Hawaii to be spanked, but that’s the cost of being saved from drowning by Marcus and the start of an affair so intense they must decide – is this a holiday fling or the real thing?

Touch of Lilly by USA Today Bestselling author Nina Pierce – Detective LILLY D’ANGELO has given up finding a soul mate and thrown herself into her career. That is, until she captures the wrong alien and is shipped into deep space. Now she’s working as a bounty hunter and hell-bent on revenge. But being kidnapped by two males working for the FBI may just derail all her plans.

Brie Learns the Art of Submission by Red Phoenix – This #1 Bestselling erotic novel follows the sensual journey of Brie Bennett as she attends the Submissive Training Center – an institution famous for its elite instruction. Brie will discover her deepest desires, darkest fears, and the intense love of several of the Center’s talented Doms.

Hot Ink by Ranae Rose – Mina never meant to fall for her sexy tattoo artist, Eric, or to become a model. But when she’s asked to pose with him in a photo shoot for the Hot Ink tattoo studio, she can’t say no. In a few breathtaking moments, an on-camera kiss turns the passion they’re asked to fake into something very real, leaving them both wanting more.

Broken by Christa Cervone is a story about a young woman, Leila, who destroyed herself, and her relationship with the love of her life, with one decision. After four years of no contact and lots of self-destruction, Garrett’s back in her life. Can they put back together the pieces of their shattered hearts? Or are they destined to remain Broken?

Seduced by Michelle Hughes – Four gorgeous billionaires and one woman who believes that pleasure is the biggest lie men use to get women into bed. Welcome to Fantasy’s Bar & Grill. What we’re serving up behind closed doors is hotter than anything on the menu.

Master of the Inn by Ella Jade – Pleasure Inn… Where all of your fantasies become reality. Elyse gets more than she bargains for when she meets Logan a sexy reclusive innkeeper. Logan’s dominance in the bedroom makes all of her fantasies a reality.


Meet the Author

Vi Keeland: is a native NewYorker, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, attorney and mother of three. She’s addicted to caffeine and reading and has too many book boyfriends that live in her head to count.

Adriana Hunter: New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Canadian author Adriana Hunter writes contemporary and paranormal romance stories that feature irresistibly powerful alpha heroes and beautifully curvy heroines.

Kate Dawes is the bestselling erotic romance author of the FADE series, LAYOVER RULES, and the new adult romance novel BREAK MY FALL (written as J.T. Cameron).

Malia Mallory: New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Malia Mallory lives in Hawaii with her husband and daughter. She’s been working with words since alphabet blocks rolled into her crib, not only writing her own work but copy editing and proofreading the work of others. She has loved to read about relationships since she first sneaked off with her mother’s Harlequin. Malia’s book are available at major retailers.

Nina Pierce: USA Today bestselling author, Nina Pierce has discovered the passionate side of romance with her sexy stories. For her, it’s all about the sweet scent of seduction mixed with the heartwarming aroma of romance. Nina resides in New England with her high school sweetheart and soul mate of twenty-eight years and several very spoiled cats who consider her “staff”.

Red Phoenix: is an award-winning author who gained popularity with her novels, Brie Learns the Art of Submission and Brie Embraces the Heart of Submission. She’s a happily married woman who believes (based on personal experience) that love conquers all.

Ranae Rose is the best-selling author of more than twenty adult romances and counting. She lives on the US East Coast with her man in uniform, young children, German Shepherd dogs and overflowing bookshelves.

Christa Cervone: Born and raised in New England, Christa is a married mother of three. She began writing her first book, Broken, in October 2012, as a love story to her husband, Frank. Broken was released in February 2013, and within twenty-four hours of its release, it was on Amazon’s Movers and Shakers list as well as in the Top 20 Erotic. On the Ropes – Book One in the Down for the Count series was released in February 2014. OTR also climbed the charts on Amazon, hitting the Top 10 Sports Fiction and the Top 20 Romance Sports Fiction lists. Book Two, Going the Distance, is slated to be released in the summer of 2014.

Michelle Hughes is the international bestselling romance author of Five Nights, Sin, and Whore. After leaving a career in music she turned to writing as a way of entertaining while staying at home with her five children. Michelle is also the owner of Tears of Crimson Publishing.

Ella Jade creates sexy, dominating men and the strong women who know how to challenge them in and out of the bedroom. She hopes you’ll get lost in her words. You can connect with her here…


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Gansett After Dark (The McCarthys of Gansett Island, #11)
Book: Gansett After Dark
Author: Maire Force
Series: McCarthy’s of Gansett Island
Publication Date: May 12, 2014
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Owen Lawry is days away from leaving Gansett Island to attend the trial of his father, who is charged with assaulting his mother almost a year ago. He has spent his entire adult life trying to outrun his violent past, but the upcoming showdown with the father he hasn’t seen in more than a decade has him spending far more time in the past than in the present. His biggest challenge is convincing his pregnant fiancée, Laura McCarthy, to sit out the trip. The last thing he wants is to expose the woman he loves to the pain of his past.Laura is determined to stand by Owen’s side throughout the trial and into the life they have planned together. The trial and her final divorce papers are the only things standing between them and the wedding they have looked forward to all year. Can she convince Owen to let her in and allow her to help him through this difficult time? And what will become of the man she loves if his father walks free?

As Owen and Laura prepare for the emotional battle with his father, his mother, Sarah, finally comes clean about her violent marriage with Charlie Grandchamp, the man who has been her friend and companion for months now. How will Charlie react to hearing Sarah’s secrets, and will their relationship move forward now that he finally knows the truth about why she can’t bear to let him touch her?

Catch up with all your favorite Gansett Island characters from the past ten and a half books and meet several new characters, including some McCarthy cousins on the island for Laura and Owen’s wedding, who will be featured in future books.

While Gansett After Dark could be read as a standalone story, readers will enjoy it more if they have read the rest of the Gansett Island Series, particularly book 6, Season for Love.

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This newest addition to the McCarthy’s series is awesome! I always love a visit to Gansett Island and this was no disappointment. This book focuses mainly on Owen & Laura and the upcoming trail for Owen’s father along with plans for their wedding. Even though they are the main focus, we get to visit with most all of the island’s characters in some way, some more than others. There is a big surprise in this story for the McCarthy family that I hope sets up more stories for us in the future.  We also get two surprise weddings in addition to Owen & Laura’s.  More weddings are planned and engagements occurring.  Lots of love on the island in this book!  Five stars for this story!  Five stars for all of the McCarthy’s Series!  Looking forward to more visits to the island in the future…hoping that some future stories began in this book!

Author’s Note

Welcome to Gansett After Dark, book 11 in the McCarthys of Gansett Island Series! When I first wrote Maid for Love back in 2010, I couldn’t imagine a time when I’d be talking about the eleventh book in the series that began with that first story, but here we are! Three years after Maid for Love hit the e-book shelves, readers are still clamoring for more of the McCarthys, and I still look forward to every minute I get to spend on Gansett Island. It’s a match made in writer’s heaven!In the McCarthy Reader Group on Facebook, we spent a lot of time talking about Gansett After Dark and batting around ideas for everything from sexy nights with each couple to a sex toy party hosted by Tiffany, which is something I’d still like to do sometime. While many of the ideas were amusing and fun to think about, when it came time to write the book, Owen’s story was the one that called to me the most. He’s come so far from his old life and is happily settled with Laura. Now he must confront the past before he can move on to the happy future he deserves. Putting his father’s trial at the center of this book also gave me the opportunity to move several other stories forward, namely that of Charlie and Sarah, a couple that has interested me from the day they first met.Rest assured, you can count on plenty of sizzle between some of our favorite couples and a glimpse at what everyone is up to as we move forward into the next phase in this series. Oh and did I mention you might get more than just one wedding in this book?! And look for a blockbuster development in the lives of Big Mac and Linda McCarthy that will ricochet through their entire family.

As always, thank you for coming along on this ride with me. I’m so happy to be continuing to write this series we’ve all come to love so much.

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With more than 2.5 million books sold, Marie Force is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling, award-winning author of more than 30 contemporary romances. Her New York Times bestselling self-published McCarthys of Gansett Island Series has sold more than 1 million e-books since Maid for Love was released in 2011. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Fatal Series from Harlequin’s Carina Press, as well as the Treading Water Series and numerous stand-alone books. All You Need is Love, book 1 in her new Green Mountain Series from Berkley Sensation, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller in February. The second book, I Want to Hold Your Hand, will be out in June, and the third book, I Saw Her Standing There, is coming in November. In 2014, Marie will have eight mass-market print releases—the first five Fatal Series books from Harlequin and the first three Green Mountain Series books from Berkley. While her husband was in the Navy, Marie lived in Spain, Maryland and Florida, and she is now settled in her home state of Rhode Island. She is the mother of two teenagers and two feisty dogs, Brandy and Louie.
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