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From NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson comes the next seductive, unforgettable Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel…

Zachary Kennedy has never been known as a fighter, but he’ll never regret fighting for her…

I’m Zee Kennedy.

Quiet. Reserved. Predictable.

When my brother died, everyone thought I was just the good guy who stepped up to take his place in the band.

No one knew what I was hiding. The one thing I’ve been fighting for.

For seven years, I’ve never lost focus.

Not until one chance encounter with Alexis Kensington.

Now she’s become my greatest temptation.

I knew better than to touch her, but now that I’ve had a taste, I can’t get enough.

Her kiss becomes my air. Her body my salvation.

She needed a savior and somehow she became mine.

Taking her was a betrayal. But keeping her means risking everything.

One look at Alexis Kensington, and I know she’s worth the fight.

Will my past continue to keep me down or will I finally find the strength to pull myself up and Stand


Each member of Sunder, both new and old, has had demons to endure and fight through in order to revel in life’s lightness instead of the darkness that constantly threatens to seduce and destroy him. For most of them, their struggles and their triumphs were fought in the limelight due to the band’s success, but Zee Kennedy’s battle is a silent one; it’s one that doesn’t allow him to live for himself as much as he does for his brother’s legacy and for a promise he refuses to go back on because it’s the only way he can obtain what’s become most important to him.

The quietest ones seem to carry the heaviest burdens, punishing them in unspoken ways and allowing guilt to bend them to its will. And, as A.L. Jackson tells Zee’s story, slowly revealing his shame…his sacrifices…his obligation, readers gather Zee’s backstory and the reasons behind his isolated lifestyle and they wish that Zee could see the bigger picture…the better path to walk in order to keep his vow while also basking in a light so pure that he can’t help but be drawn to it and fall to its innocence and beauty.

Alexis Kensington understands what it feels like to be bound to a sibling – to put herself in danger, risking everything in order to ensure the other part of her soul is safe and protected, even if it’s from herself. In the midst of fighting her sister’s darkness, Alexis finds her own protector…a man who doesn’t think he’s worthy of someone like Alexis but can’t walk away as much as he knows he should.

Stars deserve to shine…to glimmer…to be so bright that it’s impossible to allow even a shadow of darkness, and Alexis is that angelic force for Zee, and in return, she shows him that what’s important in life doesn’t have to come with strings, at least not the kind that keeps him beholden to anyone who manipulates and threatens to destroy any piece of his brother’s legacy.

Jackson’s writing is as lyrical as the songs that shot Sunder to fame, and just as the words to every one of their songs provide profound lessons on living and loving, so too do the sentences and paragraphs that Jackson crafts, providing her readers with multifaceted characters and plot lines that illustrate the fact that life is filled with both dark and light moments, and it’s up to each of us to determine what’s most important in our lives and what we’re willing to sacrifice and endure in order to honor promises made and to turn wishes and dreams into our foundation for living.

The Sunder family comes through, once again, for one of their own, and as Zee’s truths are revealed, and he finally takes a stand for who and what he wants, readers truly understand that “scattered wishes and shattered dreams” are never truly lost when there’s always lightness near and a star willing to keep its shine regardless of what it faces.

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Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, as well as the newest BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for the next installment STAND, coming Spring 2017.

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COVER REVEAL: Fire in the Stars by Nikki Groom

Title: Fire in the Stars (Steel Souls, #2)

Author: Nikki Groom

Release Date: June 19, 2017

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Genre: MC Romance


When Sadie Foster’s world collided with Ramsey Dalton, she never expected to find herself in the middle of a vicious war between two motorcycle clubs. Caught in a web of secrets and lies, Sadie begins to question everything about herself, and her life.

Ramsey is struggling to keep it together. With the conflict between the Steel Souls and The White Wolves coming to a head, Sadie’s life isn’t the only one at risk. Pulled in all directions, Ramsey is torn between his feelings for Sadie, and his ability to keep everyone he cares about safe from harm.

Uncovering a new reality at every turn, Ramsey and Sadie are pushed to their very limits and forced to evaluate everything they know to be true. But things are not always as they seem. And knowing who to trust can mean the difference between life and death.

There’s no denying the chemistry between them, and it seems their paths were always destined to cross. But is their connection strong enough to withstand the storm?

Because the reality is, there’s no war without passion, and no love without loss…

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Nikki Groom is a hopeless romantic, lover of all things happily ever after and firm believer that love makes the world go around.

In her spare time, you will find Nikki laughing with her very treasured family, walking with her beloved dog in the hundred acre wood or curled up in a cosy corner with words and wine.

She lives in East Sussex with her husband and two children. Having turned her hand to many things over the years, Nikki is now proud to add ‘author’ to that list.

Having always been a dreamer, Nikki’s imagination stretches far and wide, which enables her to get lost in faraway places and imaginary people.

Nikki loves to chat, especially about books! You can find her here…

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When Lucas Brooks was traded to the Nashville Assassins over a decade ago, he was a brash, brawling hothead without an anchor.

Well, four kids and a smokin’ hot wife will weigh you down real fast, but Lucas wouldn’t change a minute of his happily ever after.

During an epic, end-of-season quest for the Cup, changes appear on the horizon, and suddenly, there’s a plot twist in Lucas’s fairy tale.


Being a huge hockey fan and a lover of all things Assassins, I was so excited to hear that readers were going to be able to catch up with Lucas and Fallon Brooks, gaining new insights into how things have changed and grown both on the ice and at home and what their future looked like when it came to their kids and Lucas’ career with the Assassins franchise, and that is exactly what Toni Aleo delivers in Twenty-two.

Lucas and Fallon had to overcome quite a few obstacles to get where they are now in their lives, but without those struggles, they wouldn’t be the couple or the family they are today, so despite the uphill battle, this couple means everything to one another, and that bond has never been more evident than in this novella.

Lucas and Fallon’s story allows readers to check back in with them and their kids, finding out just how much Aiden takes after his dad and the love and affection that the Brooks’ kids have for their father, especially when he’s travelling for hockey. Lucas might always define himself as a hockey player, but he’s so much more than that – he’s one hell of a loving husband and father and he works his ass off to be a positive role model for his kids, even when his bones and muscles ache because he’s “not a spring chicken” anymore.

Fallon is definitely the backbone of the family. She holds the family together and puts her whole heart into everything that comes to her kids and her husband. She’s the perfect partner for Lucas and their connection is what allows them to conquer any hurdle, whether it be their kids growing up, the time spent apart due to the hockey season, or the craziness that always follows them around due to their brood of kids – there’s nothing the Brooks family can’t do as long as they stand by each other, cheering one another on and reveling in the fact that their lives couldn’t be any more imperfectly perfect than they are.

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Fallon held a half-eaten snow cone in one hand and her phone in the other with one earbud in as she watched Aiden rush down the ice, the puck under his control. He caught the defense on a change, somewhat of a breakaway, before he shot the puck hard toward the net, hitting the back of it with ease.

“Woot!” Audrey called from beside her.

“Yes!” Fallon fist-pumped as the girls stood by the glass, bouncing up and down in their way too big Brooks jerseys. Looking over to Asher, who was on his computer, she said, “Your brother scored.”

“Attaboy!” he called out, but he didn’t look up, which only made Fallon shake her head as she watched Aiden hug his teammates. “What’s the score on Daddy’s game?”

“Two-zip, Assassins,” she said as she waved her hand in the air when Aiden looked up at her, like he always did. Like he always had, and a part of her was excited about his future. But the other part just made her heart ache. When he was in college, would he be able to see her?

And in the NHL? Crap, she knew he wouldn’t be able to see her then.

“This is game four, right? They win, they go to round three?”

“Yes, baby. Emery! Get off there! Come eat this snow cone. It’s melting.”

Emery continued to climb on the rail of the bleachers as she looked up. “I don’t want it.”

“Then come get it and throw it away.”

She pouted. “I don’t want to.”

“Emery Elaine,” Fallon warned. “Get over here. Right now.”

“I want my daddy!”

“That’s new,” Audrey commented as Emery stomped up the stairs, her little brow


“That’s Emery, who has stayed close to her dad every moment he’s been home,” she muttered as Emery stopped in front of her. “Do you want that tail wore out?”

“No, ma’am.”

“Then what do you need to do?”

“Throw away the snow cone and watch my mouth?”

“Exactly,” she said, handing the snow cone to her trying child before looking down at her phone to see that the Assassins were on the penalty kill. They were probably playing the best hockey she had seen them play in her many years of supporting and loving the team. She was excited, but her gut was in a knot, not only for the Assassins but also for Aiden. Because across the rink, she could see the Bellevue representatives, watching her little boy with intent.

“Aiden is playing great,” Audrey said then, and Fallon nodded.

“I know, the best he’s ever played. Just like the Assassins.”

Audrey beamed. “We’ll close out tonight and then get a nice break before round three.

They need it.”

“They do.” Looking down at her phone, Fallon watched as the second period ended, and she let out a long sigh. One more period. Twenty more minutes, and if the Assassins could hold the Hawks, they’d move on to round three. She couldn’t believe it. This would be the first time the Assassins had swept anyone in the play-offs, and according to Facebook, Elli was coming out of her skin.

About the Author

My name is Toni Aleo and I’m a total dork.

I am a wife, mother of two and a bulldog, and also a hopeless romantic.

I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!

When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughter’s dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, scrapbooking, and reading the latest romance novel.

I have a slight Disney and Harry Potter obsession, I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, I might have been a Disney Princess in a past life… probably Belle.

… and did I mention I love hockey?

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Title: Ruckus

Series: Sinners of Saint #2

Author: L.J. Shen

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 26, 2017



They say that life is a beautiful lie and death a painful truth. They’re right.

No one has ever made me feel more alive than the guy who serves as a constant reminder that my clock is ticking.

He is my forbidden, shiny apple.

The striking fallacy to my blunt, raw, truth.

He is also my sister’s ex-boyfriend.

One thing you should know before you judge me;

I saw him first. I craved him first. I loved him first.

Eleven years later, he waltzed into my life, demanding a second chance.

Dean Cole wants to be my bronze horseman. My white knight has finally arrived. Hopefully, he isn’t too late.


They say the brightest stars burn out the fastest. They’re right.

She sets my mind on fire.

All smart mouth, snarky attitude and a huge heart.

In a world where everything is dull, she shines like fucking Sirius.

Eleven years ago, fate tore us apart.

This time, I fucking dare it to try.

Getting to her is a battlefield, but man, that’s why they call me Ruckus.

Rosie LeBlanc is about to find out how hard I can fight.

And conquering her will be the sweetest victory.


L.J. Shen resides in sunny California with her husband, son, chubby cat and wild, wild dreams.

Her passion is to write badass stories, sushi, UFC and her awesome family and friends (not in this order, though. Obviously, sushi comes before writing. Oh, and also the family part.)

She spend the first half of her twenties traveling the world and is now paying all the fun with extra shifts in front of her MacBook. Feel free to contact her on her Facebook page. She loves to hear from her readers.


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Real Sexy AMAZONIn Nashville, country stars are a dime a dozen.

I swore I’d never get caught up with one, but Boone Thrasher made a liar out of me.

I said I’d never put my heart on the line, but he didn’t ask before he stole it.

Now we’re facing my worst fears, and we’ll see if this country boy is tough enough to see it through.

Girls like me don’t get happily ever afters… but maybe he’ll prove that wrong too.

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As an avid romance reader, I have a bevy of book boyfriends – those heroes whose character is the perfect blend of gentleman and bad boy…who continually rise above the bullshit and take control by going after what they want, proving once and for all that they live life on their own terms regardless of other people’s viewpoints or attempts to thwart any aspect of who they truly are.

In my collection of book boyfriends, there are quite a few of Meghan March’s heroes, even the ones who seem more anti-heroic than not, but after finishing the conclusion of Boone and Ripley’s duet, Boone Thrasher has springboarded to the top of my list!

March does one hell of a job showcasing the many facets of Boone’s character. There’s a depth to him that she allows readers to clearly see beneath the glitz and glamour of being a country music star. And, his down-to-earth demeanor is reinforced when he brings Ripley to his hometown and settles in with his family at his back. It says a lot about a person in how he treats his family once he’s made a name for himself and it’s clear that Boone remembers where he comes from and who allowed him to work for his goals by creating a solid foundation around and beneath him.

Ripley may not have the family that Boone does, but she proves her strength of character in all that she’s endured since losing her mother and becoming her father’s whipping post. Ripley has felt insignificant for so long that the struggle to stay afloat is the only thing she really knows. She’s lived her whole life burying her dreams, fighting through disappointment and loneliness only to be thwarted time and time again because there’s no fairy tale for her, no happy ending that allows her to keep her mother’s memory alive while living her life on her own terms without the pressure of holding everything and everyone together.

But in Real Sexy, Boone gives Ripley a shot at a life outside the walls of her family’s bar – a life where she can live the dreams she buried and figure out what she wants to do with her life, and while Boone and Ripley face a series of complications, all that threaten to undo the progress that Boone has made in claiming Ripley as his own, he refuses to give up now, especially when he’s so close to having everything he wants and needs and as long as Ripley keeps an open-mind and allows herself to see just how worthy of a woman she is and just how connected they are despite the limited time they’ve known each other, what was supposed to only be one night can turn into a lifetime of happily ever afters.

Boone and Ripley’s story focuses on what’s important in life and the fact that proving one’s worth shouldn’t be based on how others see them, especially those who don’t want to see them succeed, but rather, on people and ideas that matter. From the very beginning, Boone saw Ripley as the strong, capable woman that she is and he fought like hell to bring down her defenses so that she would willingly give them a shot, and while it was definitely a struggle because of the shitstorm that Boone’s stardom and Ripley’s past created, as long as Boone and Ripley are doing what they want with the people who matter most to them, that’s all that really matters.

I can’t get enough of Meghan March’s words, setting, and characters. She’s one hell of a storyteller who creates the perfect blend of realism, sensationalism, and romanticism, keeping readers engaged and coming back for more.

4.5 Poison Apples

Real Dirty AMAZONI have everything a guy could want—a new single burning up the charts, more money than a simple country boy could spend, and a woman I’m planning to marry.

Until she doesn’t show up for my proposal.

The life I thought was so perfect, isn’t.

The guy who thought he had everything, doesn’t.

I’ve got my heart on lockdown, but life sends me straight into the path of a mouthy bartender who puts me in my place.

Now the only place I want to put her is under me.

I thought I was done with love, but maybe I’m just getting started.

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COVER REVEAL AND GIVEAWAY: Forgetting You, Forgetting Me by Monica James


Monica James

Series: Memories From Yesterday Book 1

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: June 26th 2017

German Rights sold to: Heyne, Random House

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My name is Lucy Tucker, and my life…it was perfect.

I worked the dream job. I had the most incredible family and friends. My home, Whispering Willows, a ranch in Montana, was everything I could ever wish for. My adoring fiancé, Samuel Stone, loved me unconditionally.

I had everything a girl could ever want.

But one fateful event shattered my perfect life. It’s unimaginable how simple, ordinary words can change a person’s life forever. For me those words were, “There’s been an accident.”

I thought Sam was my forever, but that forever came to a close the day Saxon Stone, Sam’s identical twin brother, came back. Saxon returned to Montana to help save Sam, however, the moment he entered my life, he turned my world upside down. But through chaos I somehow found clarity—clarity of who I was meant to be.

As time progressed, as seasons changed, and as a fire began to burn, I soon realized that Saxon was there for another reason…he was there to help save me.

About the Author

Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson.

When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt, and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers. She draws her inspiration from life.

She is a bestselling author in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, and the U.K.

Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks, and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.

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My best friend is married.

Everyone I know is married. It doesn’t bother me. I like my life the way it is.

Since I’m single though, when my best friend and her husband finally decide to go on their dream honeymoon, she asks me to watch their three-year-old son.

Of course I say yes.

What my best friend neglects to tell me is that I won’t be babysitting alone.

Feeling Max might be too much for me to handle, her husband asks his only single friend to help.

Nick Carrington and I have met a couple of dozen times. I’ve never really given him a second thought—other than to say he’s kind of a jerk. Out loud. So he can hear. Sure, he’s tall, dark, and handsome. And yes, he has the best ass I’ve ever seen, and I mean ever seen quite literally. You see he mooned me at last year’s Fourth of July barbecue because, like I said, he’s a jerk.

He always has to be the life of the party.

He’s also arrogant.



And a playboy.

I’d even go as far as to say he’s a manwhore.

Yet somehow before I know it, this manwhore and I are co-parenting. Living under the same roof. Eating meals together and yes, talking.

Don’t look at me like that—it’s not like I had a choice. Even though I knew every minute would be hell, I had to say yes.

But after two weeks what I didn’t expect is that I’d been wrong about him.

That under his smart-ass exterior, he’s quite charming.

That his arrogance is actually confidence.

And that the sight of his naked body would do really bad things to me.

So yes, I’ve misjudged him. And yes, I like him. Really like him. Although there are times I still think he’s a jerk…I now think he’s a sexy jerk.

And I want more of him.

The question is—does he want more of me?

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Everyone knows the old adage about assumptions: they make an ass out of you and me, and boy do Tess Winters and Nick Carrington fall victim that very idea when they classify one another with ill-fitting words – Tess refers to Nick as Ethan’s jerky friend, and Nick refers to Tess as Fiona’s bitchy and stuck-up friend from New York, and while, at times, I’m sure both of them display the very stereotype that people assume about them, there’s way more underneath the snarky attitude and player vibes they get from each other.

Thankfully, Tess and Nick’s two best friends make it possible for them to reassess their misconceptions when Fiona and Ethan go on a much needed honeymoon and leave the care of their 5 year old son in Tess and Nick’s hands, and even though Tess isn’t too keen on the idea of a playboy co-parenting with her for the two weeks Fiona and Ethan are gone, Tess and Nick’s close proximity and forced interaction proves to be exactly what they both need to work through their past issues and put to rest the ghosts of their respective pasts, finding a future that is way different than the one they thought they’d have; but in this case, different isn’t bad…it’s actually the best thing that could happen to either one of them.

Tess and Nick’s pseudo-relationship evolves quickly in Sexy Jerk, but it’s a fluid transition because they’re finally open to seeing who the other one truly is and because of that open-mindedness, everything they learn about one another reiterates exactly how wrong they were and exactly why Fiona thought they would be perfect for one another.

Kim Karr continues to write stories that are the perfect blend of sweet and sexy, and this new world that readers are introduced to in Sexy Jerk is just as rich and electric as her other series, which makes me eager to see what Karr has in store for Nick and Ethan’s widowed friend, Jace, and Nick’s younger brother.

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Kim Karr is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author.

She grew up in Rochester, NY and now lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. She’s always had a love for reading books and writing. Being an English major in college, she wanted to teach at the college level but that was not to be. She went on to receive an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise her family. Kim currently works part-time with her husband and recently decided to embrace one of her biggest passions–writing.

Kim wears a lot of hats! Writer, book-lover, wife, soccer-mom, taxi driver, and the all around go-to person of her family. However, she always finds time to read. One of her favorite family outings was taking her kids when they were little to the bookstore or the library. Today, Kim’s oldest child is seventeen and no longer goes with her on these, now rare and infrequent, outings. She finds that she doesn’t need to go on them anymore because she has the greatest device ever invented–a Kindle.

Kim likes to believe in soul mates, kindred spirits, true friends, and Happily-Ever-Afters. She loves to drink champagne, listen to music, and hopes to always stay young at heart.

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