Monday, September 23, 2019

Cover Reveal for BENI by Bethany-Kris

BENI

by Bethany-Kris
Guzzi Legacy, #4
Publication Date: October 7, 2019
Genres: Adult, STANDALONE, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance

Cover Reveal Credits: Lee Ching @Under Cover Designs

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SYNOPSIS

Chicago has never been more fun, or dangerous …
Sent away with his identical twin to get their wild ways under control, Beni Guzzi expects nothing to change. Same crap, new city, right? But if the boss of the Chicago mob can’t set the principes straight, then nothing will.
And then she rolls into town.
Stuck in a job that seems intent to keep her working behind a desk, August Rivera hopes a trip to the windy city for an assignment will make the magazine finally give her a spread. But getting to see her best friend, well, that’s just a bonus.
And then she sees him from across a club.
With a gang causing trouble for the Outfit, and a Capo’s crew in shambles, Beni has a million other things to focus on except the beautiful New Yorker who keeps finding her way into his bed. The thing is, when he’s with August, everything is better—easier.
Falling in love while handling family drama and mafia affairs is anything but simple … and in this business? It only takes a single mistake to lose it all.
That lesson can’t be taught, and it always comes too late.
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NOTE: Beni is a standalone novel within The Guzzi Legacy series. It can be read as such.

EXCLUSIVE REVEAL EXCERPT

August cocked a brow right back at him.
The response prompted the twin on the left to flash perfect, white teeth in a grin that had her stomach doing flipflops. His tongue peeked out to touch the corner of his upper lip that curled in his amusement.
And wow.
Her heart skipped beats.
“Found someone you like?”
Her staring contest with the strangely beautiful twin across the room was broken when August turned to find Camilla grinning at her side. A bottle of her favorite whiskey in hand, and a whole line of shot glasses already lined up on the bar, she must have been standing there enjoying August’s little show for a while.
She wasn’t even ashamed.
“Who is that?” August asked, not bothering to look the twins’ way again.
“The one on the right is Bene—Benedetto. The left, or rather, the one now coming your way looking like he wants to take a bite out of you, is Beni—Benito.”
“How can you tell the difference?”
“The leather bracelets they wear. Bene’s is always on his right, Beni on his left. The same position they always stand next to each other. And he really is coming your way. Use their nicknames, they prefer it. Oh, and don’t mention the strange twinness things they do. They really can’t help it, and don’t even realize when they’re doing it.”
“Coming my wa—”
“Smile, Aug,” her friend murmured, “because he looks like he’s a man on a mission, and from the rumors I have heard … you want to be the woman his attention finds. Smile.”
“Cam—”
“I’ll just leave this with you, and go find Tom,” her friend interjected, handing the bottle of whiskey over but taking two shot glasses full of the amber liquid for herself. “And have fun!”
“Cam!”
Her friend was already walking away.
August watched her go until—
Ciao.”
Oh, wow.
His voice.
She knew it was him without even needing to turn around to see him. Because his voice caused her skin to pebble with goosebumps, and her heart picked up speed all over again. His close proximity had her body heating up like nothing else, and a grin started to form on her lips as she nibbled on her bottom lip.
“You here with someone?” he asked.
August squeezed her eyes shut for a moment, still not ready to turn around. If she did it before she was ready, she would probably embarrass herself, and that was not what she wanted to do here. Not by a long shot.
“Just my friends,” she said.
“Cam, yeah. Her husband is a friend. Your name?”
August finally decided to turn around, then, coming face to face with a man who looked like the gracious and good God above had spent just a little more time creating him. Up close, it was far more apparent to her just how beautiful he was.
Strikingly so.
“August Rivera,” she said.
He held out a hand.
She took it.
And that heat?
Only burned hotter.
“August,” he said, as though he were tasting her name in his mouth. And goddamn, it sounded good coming out of those full lips. “Beni.”

ABOUT BETHANY-KRIS

Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.
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Release Tour Hades by Leah Diane

Title: Hades
Series: The Shadow Hills Series #1
Author: Leah Diane
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Release Date: September 20, 2019
"Hades, God of the Underworld. His life was taken from him the day mortals decided what he was and wasn't. Those depictions of him have been nothing but wrong.
Now he's setting his own course and making his own story. He'll do anything to protect his family, even if it means starting a War...
Whose side are you on?"

“What was that?” Zeus asked arching a brow.
“Nothing.” He said looking to Zeus. “I said nothing.”
“You’d be correct in saying that. You’re not to speak at all from here on out? You’re mine.”
There was a sound behind Hades in that instance before he felt something thick and metal snap around his neck. It wasn’t that this was happening that he felt shocked and surprised it was the fact that he felt weak and exposed once it was on. He no longer felt a connection to the dead, he couldn’t find the beginning or end to anything, it was like all his power was just gone.
“Do you enjoy feeling mortal, brother?” He asked as someone heaved him up, he assumed it was Hephaestus doing it. “Don’t worry though, you can’t die.”
Hades stared at him as he was pushed ahead, being forced towards a set of rather large doors. “Where do you want him father?” 
“The black cell for now, we’ll figure out where he’s going after that.” 
Black cell? The hell did Zeus have set up around his palace? What kind of things was he doing to others? Dread ran down his spine for a moment as he was pushed once more until Hephaestus almost gave up and began dragging him in the proper direction. It wasn’t long before he was standing in front of a door that was painted black, Hephaestus unlocked it and then with a rough shove he pushed him inside of it only to slam the door shut almost instantly. 
He was met with silence and darkness, nothing more and nothing less than that. His body sprawled out on the cold damp ground that took over the room he was in and that was honestly where he knew, he was going to die.

Leah Diane is currently in her mid 20s, she's the Author of Book of Curses, The Darker Side and Shadows in the Dark. 
Her love of writing first started when she was 8 and came upon her local library in school and after time she found her first love - Hawksong - in which she learned the love of the Paranormal. 
Looking up to Authors like, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Julie Kagawa, Stephen King and a few others. She resides in Jacksonville, FL with her boyfriend, two cats and a dog.
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Release Blitz & Giveaway Coming Home to the Cowboy By Megan Ryder



Title: Coming Home to the Cowboy 
Author: Megan Ryder 
Genre: Western Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: September 23, 2019 
Cover Designer: Tule Publishing and Lee Hyatt 



The town bad boy with hidden pain…
Champion bull-rider and all-around fun guy Chase Summers is everybody’s friend, but his affable personality hides a lifetime of pain. Having been abandoned as a young child at the steps of a church, he learned young that he was unwanted. The only thing that saved him from isolation was his foster dad and life on Redemption Ranch. Now he spends his time on the rodeo circuit, sending home his winnings to help the ranch succeed, and his nights with buckle bunnies, making sure no one gets close enough to touch the pain deep inside.
The town good girl who saw the good in everyone…
When accountant and small business advisor Hailey Spencer is hired by Redemption Ranch to implement their guest ranch ideas, she and Chase are thrown together. It's not long before he is introduced to the son that she had with his best friend. The best friend who would've following Chase anywhere...even the bull riding circuit with it's deadly potential. With Hailey hanging on to resentment and Chase racked with guilt, the two try to fight their age-old attraction – in vain. Chase knows Hailey deserves more than a broken-down cowboy for her son and her heart.
Can Chase resist the call of the rodeo and man up for a woman he's loved for years or will he leave for the allure of the road.

 
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"Hello, Hailey. I didn't expect to see you here." Hailey's breath caught in her throat and she swallowed hard. Chase Summers. Her heart pounded in her chest and the world felt like it tilted under her feet. She had expected to run into him at some point. She had only hoped to have some time to settle in, had time to prepare herself before being confronted with the reality of him. She drank in the sight of him eagerly, despite the pit in her stomach. It'd been three, no four years since she'd last seen him, since Adam's funeral. Chase had been a rock for her, solid as the granite the town had been named for. He stood by her side, making sure she had everything she needed while she slept-walked through those horrifying days when she tried to figure out what went wrong and how to move on with her life and raise a two-year-old on her own. He had offered to stay on in Billings and help, but what was there for him to do? So, she'd sent him on his way and tried to get on with finding her new normal. He'd called a couple of times after Chase died, but she had always responded with a text saying she was busy or something. He’d seemed as relieved as she, and she had no trouble staying away from Grand Junction in the Professional Bull Riding's off-season, effectively avoiding him, even as a part of heart wanted to be near him. But she had to make her own way, and Chase was too much a loner for her to rely on. Tara's head was bopping back and forth between the two of them like a tennis match, with Chase was standing at the top of the porch steps, patiently waiting while Hailey took processed him. She took another step to see him more clearly in the shadows of the porch and gasped. "Oh my God, Chase. What happened to you?" He was leaning on a cane and his face had a few yellowed bruises to match bruises on his arms. The T-shirt should have revealed the six-pack stomach she knew he had, but instead it showed a smooth area where bandages were wrapped tightly around ribs. Her gaze fixed on the subtle tightening of his jaw and the muscles around his eyes revealing the tension and pain he must be feeling. Damn that moved that had kept her from keeping up with the circuit, damn this fucking sport that injured him, and most of all damn his adrenaline need to risk his life for the sport that killed her husband. He quirked a grin at her. "Not a pretty sight, is it? Oleander took offense at me riding him for eight seconds and got his revenge. I'll be all right in a few weeks." "But for now, he's staying here in the apartment I promised you. I'm so sorry, Hailey," Tara finished in a rush. "I completely forgot yesterday. I was so excited that you were interested. But the whole house is empty and the rest of the place is planned for a B&B, so the other rooms are all finished but not rented until next season. You and AJ can have the run of the place until then." Tara's words slowly sank in, and Hailey pivoted and stared at her. "You mean, have me and AJ live here with Chase? For how long?" Chase, too, stared at Tara. "Wait a minute. You never said anything about having a roommate." "It's perfect. Chase, someone needs to make sure you're okay, especially after your lung injury, and Hailey needs a place to stay." Chase's jaw clenched, but he only aimed a questioning look at her, and she flushed. "I have a place to stay. I just prefer to find somewhere else." Tara waved her hand and arched a brow. "Come on. Do you really want to stay with your parents when you can live here?" Chase started down the steps and both women stopped him immediately. He glared at them both. "I can walk down the damned stairs. It's just a sprain. I was at the barn earlier today. Tara, can you give Hailey and I a few minutes? I think we need to talk before we agree to being roommates." Tara's gaze shot between them, full of questions, but she nodded. "I'll go hang with Ty at the barn and be back soon. Don't run her off. She's the second-best thing to happen to Redemption Ranch, and we need her." Chase grinned. "And you're the first?" Tara shot him a saucy grin over her shoulder. "And don't you forget it."


Ever since Megan Ryder discovered Jude Deveraux and Judith McNaught while sneaking around the “forbidden” romance section of the library one day after school, she has been voraciously devouring romance novels of all types. Now a romance author in her own right, Megan pens sexy contemporary novels all about family and hot lovin’ with the boy next door. She lives in Connecticut, spending her days as a technical writer and her spare time divided between her addiction to knitting and reading.




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