Saturday, July 24, 2021

Blitz & Giveaway for The Stolen Husband by Loretta Lost

The Stolen Husband
Loretta Lost
(Marriage Mistake Thrillers, #2)
Publication date: July 22nd 2021
Genres: Adult, Thriller

My husband was stolen. While I was in a coma.

But I’m okay. I swear. Am I a little salty? Sure.
Have I fantasized about revenge? Absolutely. Made plans to get him back? Naturally. Have I stabbed a voodoo doll while crying my eyes out? Just a little bit.

But I am a strong, independent badass, and I am choosing to let go and move on. I got attached to my new guy a little too fast to soothe my wounds, but Lukas is amazing. Younger, hotter, obsessed with the gym, and his body shows it. He’s all I need to forget about my stupid ex-husband.

But when I start getting cryptic messages on social media to stay away from him… and creepy letters shoved under my front door? Cars following me late at night? I am starting to regret diving in so fast…

I may have bitten off more than I can chew. But I would rather be the predator than the prey…

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Now I wish I hadn’t worn the heels.

“Lukas!” I call out hoarsely, afraid for him.

As I run through the narrow, twisty cobblestoned streets in six-inch stilettos, my legs begin to ache again and remind me that I’m still not in great health. As swarms of people surround me, it gets even worse as my heart rate doubles, pounding so rapidly that my chest hurts. I can feel it in my ears, and it’s making me dizzy. I feel like I’m going to pass out. I try to breathe.

People are brushing past me and touching me, coming from every direction. Spinning me around until I’m lost and don’t know where I am. I haven’t been this close to so many strangers without masks since before I got sick with Covid. And even way before that, I was mostly being careful… I only had a few, select indiscretions that I thought would be safe.

But this all happened to me because I trusted people, and got close to people. The wrong people. And now I’m in a crowd of strangers breathing on me, and I don’t know any of them, and… I’m alone.

“Lukas!” I call out again, desperately. I run in a different direction, trying to find some sign of him.

What if I never see him again? Wouldn’t that be a cruel trick for fate to play on me? To give me just a little taste of happiness, a sampler plate like the tapas appetizers, and then just tear it away completely?

Wouldn’t that be just my luck? Of course.

Nothing else seems to go right for me lately. I should have known that the moment I agree to marry a guy, he’s bound to get kidnapped and murdered immediately when we try to go out to dinner. Why did we post our location on social media? Why were we so stupid?

All these thoughts are getting to me. Worrying if Lukas is okay. Running around the restaurant in heels. I feel so useless. I find a spot where some grass is growing, and let my body sink to the ground. The grass is cool and wet underneath my legs, and that’s a bit comforting, as my body was kind of overheating. I reach down and undo the straps of my high heels to slip them off my aching feet.

I just hope he’s okay. I really couldn’t take it right now if anything happened to him. I need him a lot more than I realized. Just the prospect of losing him is making me feel so sick and afraid—I guess this shows me how much I actually do love him.

I am sitting here on the street corner in my red dress, like an abandoned kitten, watching the people pass me by on the sidewalk. I’m not sure what to do. Should I call the police? And what do I tell them? Would they even do anything to help? Or do they have to wait a certain period of time before they can start searching?

Author Bio:

Loretta Lost is a USA Today bestselling author who writes stories about survivors. She is the author of the CLARITY series and Sophie Shields novels. She lives in Toronto, Canada with adorable cats, and she hopes to find a good boyfriend who isn't fictional before all her hair turns grey.

Follow @loretta.lost on Instagram, @LorettaLost on Twitter, or connect on Facebook: www.facebook.com/LorettaLost

You can also subscribe to Loretta's mailing list for updates and a free book: www.eepurl.com/O0WTL

Fun fact: The author's real name is Nadia-- she chose her pen name because her sister's name is Loretta, and her sister is lost.


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Release Tour for Always Trust a Stranger: Hot in the City by Zane Michaelson & Kaylee Rose

Title: Always Trust a Stranger: Hot in the City
Authors: Zane Michaelson & Kaylee Rose 
Genre: Steamy Romance
Release Date: July 24, 2021


For Roman, sexual gratification is the ultimate high; addictive and all-consuming. It must be attained, no matter the cost to himself or the Blackthorne family reputation.

Considered by many to be handsome, arrogant, and tough, within him sits a ruthless determination to succeed, no matter who he steps on to achieve his goals.

But at the forefront of his actions lies the need for praise, and what better way to stroke his out-of-control ego than to seduce the lonely, bored housewives of upper-crust society and occasionally their willing daughters, amongst others.

Not averse to broadening his horizons, Roman plays the field while refusing to use gender as a barrier to halt winning the ultimate prize; the hedonistic pursuit of pleasure and sensual self-indulgence.

Anais Richelieu: an attractive, intelligent, wealthy lady of a certain age, secures the services of Kensington Renovations in a bid to offload cash for tax purposes. Initially unimpressed, the tide soon turns, and she falls for the charms of the enigmatic Roman, but success isn’t to be measured by first impressions, but ten solid inches of fulfilment.

Designed to melt your Kindle, this is the first in a planned series of hot and steamy, erotic short stories by best-selling authors, Zane Michaelson, and Kaylee Rose...enjoy the ride because it's gonna get wild!






"Hot, sexy, and intriguing!"- Goodreads Reviewer
"Well crafted, and as promised, this will melt your Kindles, but will also draw those that love a bad boy out of hiding." -Goodreads Reviewer
"I am loving this sexy, steamy, hot to the touch brand new series!"- Goodreads Reviewer
"OOOH this book promised us Hot, Steamy and Erotic and it well and truly delivers!!!" -Goodreads Reviewer
"This is going to be an amazing series!" -Goodreads Reviewer




My name is Zane Michaelson and I am a best-selling, multi-genre author with over fifty titles released.

I was born and raised in the North West of England but moved away to study Law at University, before returning and meeting the woman of my dreams.

Now I live in Spain with my beautiful wife, four wonderful children, who are the lights of my life, and a host of animals.

It has been four years since my debut release, and I still have so much to say.

With more books planned, including further co-writes with my wife Jenna Michaelson and fellow author, Kaylee Rose, I'm excited for what the future brings.



Kaylee Rose is a mother, sports fan, and contemporary romance author looking to stretch her creative muscles and explore other genres as well.
Born and raised in California, Kaylee is the mother of four sons, and her furry baby, the border collie lab mix, Bella.
Inspired by her husband's career in law enforcement, and her passion for the written word, Kaylee began to pen her novels as an escape from the rigors of everyday life. She admits teaching herself the craft of writing has been a tough, but wonderful journey, and is just the creative outlet that she needs. Writing time is her time, and she protects the hard-won moments fiercely.
Kaylee’s series The Weight of the Badge was written after she attended required law enforcement classes with her husband. The seminars focused on the stress a first responder faces daily, how it affects their lives both on and off the job, and the continually growing number of law enforcement suicides. With her books and her experience married to a law enforcement officer, Kaylee found herself armed with the perfect platform to use her voice and subtly spread the statistics others may not know. Kaylee Rose is passionate about sharing sexy stories with an important message mixed in.
As a mom of four boys, and with a competitive streak of her own, Kaylee spent over twenty years coaching youth sports. She loves playing softball, volleyball, and soccer to name a few. Currently obsessed with Kinder Joy chocolates and the little toys that come inside them, Kaylee refuses to share with anyone, even if they promise to do the dishes after she cooks.
Kaylee’s husband is her biggest supporter, believing in her even when she can not, and writing love stories comes naturally to her after falling in love with him at first sight. Her happy place is Disneyland with her family or going on a road trip or camping with her hubby.



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Don't Forget To Breathe by Cathrina Constantine Reveal

Don’t Forget To Breathe
Cathrina Constantine
Publication date: September 1st 2021
Genres: Mystery, Young Adult

Leocadia arrives home from school to find her mom’s body. Unaware that the killer still lingers, she rushes to her mother’s side, only to be grabbed from behind. And everything fades to black.

Leo has been battling personal demons after a year of retrograde amnesia. She’s been having vivid dreams of that day. And her dreams are getting worse—she’s starting to remember. Two more bodies are discovered and they are oddly linked to her mom’s unsolved homicide.

Leo befriends her new neighbor. He’s eager to visit Star Hallow’s notorious haunted mansion. It’s located on a deserted cul-de-sac where she once lived and where her mom was murdered. But it’s the Lucien Estate, the mansion next door to her old home, where they happen upon misty ghosts, ghosts that just might help to unravel the homicides.

Will Leo’s memories send her reeling into a relapse, or will she be able to overcome her demons to find her mother’s killer – only to become the next victim?

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Author Bio:

I am blessed with a loving family and forever friends. My world revolves around them.

I grew up in the small village of Lancaster, NY, where I married my sweetheart. I'm devoted to raising 5 cherished children, and now my grandchildren.

I love to immerse myself in great books of every kind of genre, which helps me to write purely for entertainment, and hopefully to inspire readers. When not stationed at my computer you can find me in the woods taking long walks with my dog.

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Release & Review for Quiet Mafia, Book 1 by J. L. Drake

 

Quiet Wealth by J.L. Drake is available on all platforms!!

Series: Quiet Mafia, Book 1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Trope: Mafia Romance

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A twisted mafia romance about quiet wealth and refined darkness 

Sienna

It’s been ten years since he left me with nothing but a pendant, a photo, and a broken heart. He was but a ghost, there one minute and gone the next. I picked myself up, dried my eyes, and built my life without him. Now he has come back into my life like a raging storm surrounded by crime and bloodshed. I no longer need him, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want him—or just a little taste…

Elio

Ten years ago, I had to leave behind the only light I had in my life. Without her, I live in darkness. I am not proud of the things I’ve done, nor the blood that’s been shed. Everything I did had been to protect her. We live by our code—family, power, loyalty, and protection. Our empire is built on the bones of our enemies. Now that she is back, and we have a second chance, they will learn one way or another you do not touch my queen. 

Capri Famiglia will rise to the top no matter the cost, bloodshed, or the lines that will have to be blurred.
Well, J.L. Drake has done it again and made us go and fall in love with her characters once again. This story had the perfect mix of romance, suspense, mystery, heartbreak and so much more.

We loved the characters as they were all totally awesome and what I loved the most about this tale was the fact that all these men that are dark and dangerous their souls were not full of so much darkness they were not able to show kindness as well as love. We loved this about this story the most.

Sienna was a character that my heart went out to and broke for, she was a bit of a mystery that needed solving, and her circumstances were heinous and horrible. We loved that she had those fleeing moments with Elio that she would be able to carry a few happy moments in time from her childhood to look back upon.

We loved that Elio was a bit of a mystery to and as the story progressed you got the feeling that his family was more than wealthy but so much more.

Heartbreak and pain and sorrow has been Sienna's life until she made something of herself but, she still carries a broken heart within for the boy who left her behind without a clue of what happen to him and his family. From the moment Elio and Sienna met, it was clear as day they were destined to be soul mates.

As the story progressed, it took some twists and turns and Sienna finally had someone in her life that had her back and someone to love in her friend Wyatt.

Overall we loved the story had so many twists and turns, and it was amazing how fate intervened for both Elio and Sienna once again, although this time around the stakes are much higher. The story was full of so much intrigue and mystery the story had you guessing the entire time what the heck is really going on who are the players and what's there's angle and why. Bad guys and traitors running a muck through this story.

Overall, we loved the story but, hated the cliffhanger on how the story ended as things we're just heating up, and we wanted more! I was rooting for Elio and Sienna hoping they could make their way back to one another they had so much chemistry and love between them even after so many years apart and even with the betrayals and heartbreak the heart still yearns for the heart of its mate. I am still trying to figure out Mariano and what his game is. Time will tell, but, the cliffhanger that the story ended on was an OMG! Moment, and we can't wait for part 2.


EXCERPT:
Stripping down to just my bra and underwear, I slipped into the water and allowed myself to float, proud that I had finally learned to swim. 

“I was beginning to think you were avoiding me.” His voice traveled across the water and vibrated through me. I ducked down, careful to keep my body underneath the water, so just my nose was above the surface. “It’s been quite a while since I’ve seen you here.” He peered into the hidey hole where we hid our notes and grinned. “I see you got my notes.” 

“And you’re swimming.” He placed a hand over his heart playfully. “That hurts.” 

I treaded water and tried to think of something to say as he dropped his jeans and waded into the water in just his boxers. He dipped under the surface and came up right in front of me. 

His dark eyes seemed to be even more intense today, and I felt a jolt when I took a leap and stared into them. It was like someone poured a bucket of warm water over me. 

“Sorry,” I whispered, and his eyes softened like he was happy I spoke. “Things have been hard, and I got a little…” I trailed off, unsure how to explain myself. 

“Lost?” 

“I think to be lost you need to have been found at some point,” I fought back an urge to cry. “I didn’t have a starting point. So…” I shrugged. 

“I missed our notes.” 

“Me too,” I confessed. 

“But I missed you more.” He smiled sweetly. I admired that he could say what he wanted without a care. 

His eyes flickered as something raced through his mind. I could feel his body language change. 

“Do you trust me, Sienna?” I licked my lips and thought about his question. “You know me well enough to know I wouldn’t hurt you, right?” 

I nodded because it was true. Elio had never said or done anything to hurt me in any way. In fact, he had cared for me over the years and never asked for anything in return. I felt like he knew me better than anyone else.

“May I take you to show you something?”

MEET THE AUTHOR:
J. L. Drake was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, later moving to Southern California, where she now lives with her husband and two children.

When she is not writing, she loves to spend time with her family, travelling or just enjoying a night at home. One thing you might notice in her books is her love of the four seasons.  Growing up on the east coast of Canada the change in the seasons is in her blood and is often mentioned in her writing.

An avid reader of James Patterson, J.L. Drake has often found herself inspired by his many stories of mystery and intrigue.  She hopes you will enjoy her books as much as she has enjoyed writing them.

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Release Tour for Curly by Lilly Atlas

Title: Curly
Series: Hell's Handlers MC Florida Chapter #1
Author: Lilly Atlas
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: July 20, 2021


Travis Bryant, known in the biker world as Curly, spent thirteen hard years behind bars for a heinous crime he didn’t commit. When the truth finally sets him free, nothing remains of his former life. Curly can’t imagine living without the brotherhood of a club. After visiting the Hell’s Handler’s MC, he’s given the go-ahead to open a charter in his home state. Claiming an ol’ lady is the furthest thing from his mind until he meets Brooke, the beautiful, hardheaded dog trainer bent on ending a violent dogfighting ring near her home.


After ten long years married to an abusive narcissist, Brooke vowes she’ll never live under another man’s thumb again. Accepting help doesn’t come easy, but when abandoned dogs begin popping up with fatal injuries, she’ll do anything to put an end to the fighting ring responsible. Even enlist the assistance of the most attractive man she’s ever met and his outlaw MC brothers.

From her feisty, independent spirit to her shapely legs, Brooke appeals to Curly on every level. He can’t stay away, but he’s been burned before and refuses to tie himself to a woman again. Brooke is in a similar boat, having promised herself no man would exert control over her life again. Unfortunately, she can’t kick the curly-haired, muscular man in biker boots out of her head or her bed.

As Brooke and Curly grow closer and danger strikes, will they be able to overcome their past traumas and find strength in each other? Or will they remain stubborn and stick to their guns as their lives crash and burn?
What a great start to a brand-new series, we really loved Brooke and Curly's story. As always, Lilly Atlas made us fall in love with her characters once again.

This is the kind of story that has so many things that you love it had angst, love, compassion, growth, independence, suspense and a lot more.

Brooke was a strong character full of love and compassion and was doing something she loves. We loved her sass and determination, and also she was fiercely independent to the point it was that she put her safety at risk. Brooke is a bit broken and a bit rough around the edges from having never really healed from her past, so she is perfect for Curly because she has risen from the ashes and knows that there is not only black and white areas but, that gray areas that blur the lines.

We loved Curly from the moment we met him. Spending half his life in prison, you would have thought it would have broken the man but, it did just the opposite. We loved that he was not full of hate and full of revenge but, just wanted to get on with life and get back into MC life that was about the brotherhood and making taking this new MC of the Hell's Handlers Chapter the best it could be.

Overall, we loved the story cover to cover. We loved the characters, and Brooke was a pleasant surprise with her sass and kindness but, what we loved most about her is that she was not judgmental, and she didn't judge Curly for his past. We loved how love hope open and honest Curly was with Brooke from the very beginning about his past and the life he had led once upon the time and the fact that he put it out there that he would never live a squeaky clean life, so take me like I am, whether in just friendship or romance.

Just loved Brooke and Curly as a couple even and  even friends, there was sizzle and chemistry that always just bubbled beneath the surface. We loved that love was found when neither wanted it nor was looking for it and that they were both a bit broken, making them perfect from one another as they have experience life at not being the greatest. The story had suspense and a more than a few surprises, making it a perfect mix of all things we love in a story, making it a great start to a brand-new series.














Lilly Atlas is a contemporary romance author, proud Navy wife, and mother of two spunky girls. By day she works as a physical therapist for a hospital in Virginia. Lilly is an avid romance reader, and expects her Kindle to beg for mercy every time she downloads a new eBook. Thankfully, it hasn’t happened yet, and she can often be found absorbed in a good book.



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