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Blog Tour: ‘The Vicomte’s Prize’ by Patrica Bates

Title: The Vicomte’s Prize

Author: Patrica Bates

Publisher: Champagne Book Group (August 30, 2021)

Releases on: August 30, 2021

Genre: Historical Romance

Language: English

ASIN: B003U2RVAC

About the Book:

When his younger brother is summoned to Versailles, Vicomte Frederique de la Tour decides to intervene and takes his place. King Louis’s XV court is stunned when instead of a lad, the legendary spy, known to his underworld associates only as The Wolf arrives.

Lady in Waiting Hélène d’Ètoilles’ life has been serene: Serve Her Majesty the Queen of France with grace and obedience. Now her life and her sense of self are in turmoil when she discovers she’s been gifted to a nobleman for his family’s loyalty and years of service. No longer a lady in waiting to the Queen of France, she’s thrown into a world of subterfuge and passion, of lust and power.

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Excerpt:

A soft rapping at her door pulled Hélène from a light sleep. She rolled over and squinted at the faint light filtering through the curtains into the room. Yawning, she tossed the covers back and reached to strike a match and light a candle. 

With the flickering flame offering more light, she turned to greet the unexpected visitor. “Yes?” 

“Hélène?” The door opened a crack and Elisabeth, another of the queen’s ladies, stuck her head in the door. “May I come in?” The young woman’s round, pixie like face was filled with expectation. 

Unwilling to crush the girl’s hope, Hélène ignored the enticement of her bed and sleep and nodded. “Of course.” She pushed her hair from her face and sat up. She smoothed the covers over her lap and rushed to light another tall candle. “You are up late.” 

“Non, early. ʼTis nearly six in the morning.” Elisabeth scurried over to perch on the edge of the bed. “I have heard a rumor.” She smoothed the fabric of her peach-colored skirts over her knees and crossed her ankles. 

“Oh?” Elisabeth leaned forward as though to whisper a secret she’d not want revealed to anyone. Hélène felt a moment’s irritation at the girl’s actions, they were alone within the chamber and no one would hear them unless they cried out. 

“I have heard that the king has taken you for a mistress. Her Majesty is quite heartbroken about it. She favors you, you know.” 

Hélène choked at the words. She could feel the color bleach from her face and shook her head. “Non, ʼtis not true. I have no lover.” She nearly gagged on the lie, only to push aside the guilt. It was the truth. She had no lover even if the king himself found one suitable for her. Her bed was still empty. 

“But Lady Kitty said she saw you leaving the king’s chambers yesterday after a lengthy visit.” Elisabeth wrung her hands, a frown pulling her delicate brows together. “‘Tis no shame in being the king’s lover; it’s considered quite an honor. Why, just last week Mademoiselle Beauchièr was boasting of her father’s intent to give her to the king.” 

“I promise you, that falsehood holds no water. I was with our beloved king and his mistress, Lady de Boucher. He has a nobleman coming in two days and has decided I am to entertain the young man. He was instructing me in my duties,” she explained, hoping her friend wouldn’t notice the flush on her cheeks.

About the Author:

Canadian author Patricia Bates writes dark and edgy historical and contemporary suspense romances. Because to bleed is to survive, but it’s by loving that we truly live.

She has two Best Sellers under her belt for Champagne Book Group and Beachwalk Press.

For more details on Patricia, you can visit her at her website: www.patriciabates.com

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Release Blitz: ‘All the Pretty Lies’ by Melissa Toppen

Title: All the Pretty Lies
Author: Melissa Toppen
Genre: Fake Relationship/High School Romance
Release Date: February 12, 2021
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Sham.

Fraud.

Hoax.

All words that describe my relationship with Callum Hanson.

It didn’t start out that way.

We used to be friends.

That is until high school, when Callum decided he was too cool to be seen with his less than popular next-door neighbor.

So, imagine my surprise when out of the blue, after nearly four years of pretending like I don’t exist, he offers to swoop in and save the day by promising to help me catch the eye of the boy I’ve been pining after for nearly two years.

The only catch…

I have to lie. To everyone.

Pretending to be his girlfriend turned out to be a lot easier than I thought it would. I was surprised by how well I fit into his world, and how well he fit into mine.

Before long though, the lines between fake and real started to blur. I began to see Callum as more than just Norwood High’s star football player and manwhore extraordinaire. And the more time I spent with him, the more I wanted it all to be real.

But that’s the problem with telling lies. No matter how pretty they sound, at the end of the day they’re still lies.

I just wish someone would explain that to my heart.

 

 

*All the Pretty Lies is a complete standalone romance.

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AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
AUTHOR BIO

Melissa Toppen is a USA Today Bestselling Author who specializes in New Adult and Contemporary Romance. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read.

Melissa resides in Cincinnati Ohio with her husband and two children, where she writes full time.

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Release Blitz: ‘Southern Hearts’ by Emily Bowie

Title: Southern Hearts
Series: Oakport Beach #2
Author: Emily Bowie
Genre: Small-Town Romance
Release Date: December 9, 2020
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It was just a kiss.

 

A kiss from the preacher’s daughter.

And I loved every second of it.

I would take 8 seconds of my lips on hers over any bull ride, anytime, anywhere.

Each time I kissed my younger sister’s best friend she still managed to slip through my fingers and I couldn’t seem to keep her. I thought I had time.

When the news of her broken engagement runs rampant through town, I’m ready this time. This time I won’t lose her.

But when the truth about her break up surfaces, will she still look at me the same way?

PURCHASE LINKS
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited

AUTHOR BIO

Emily Bowie is from a small town in Western Canada. She has been making characters come to life through her writing since she was old enough to put her thoughts on paper. She loves her white wine cold, her heels red, and her books spicy.

She married her high school sweetheart and they have two amazing children.

She is the author to the Bennett Brothers Series.

Recklessly Mine, Recklessly Forbidden, & Recklessly Devoted.

When she is not writing she can be found reading a good book, making digital scrapbooks and being physically active—whether it is at the gym, going for a walk, or playing /keep up with her children.

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Release Blitz: ‘The Director’ by Renee Rose

Title: The Director
Series: Chicago Bratva #1
Author: Renee Rose
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: October 30, 2020
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NO ONE TAKES WHAT’S MINE.

 

The lovely attorney kept a secret from me.

A baby she’s been carrying since Valentine’s night. The night we were thrown together by the roulette wheel. She never contacted me. Meant to keep me in the dark.

She’s about to find out what happens when you cross a bratva boss.

Punishment is in order. Sequestering until the birth.

And I’ll use that time to win her surrender.

Because I don’t just plan to keep the baby–

I plan to make his mother my bride.

And it would be much better for both of us if she were willing.

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*B&N coming soon
EXCERPT

“Don’t scream.” He barely speaks it. Just a low intonation from the shadowed figure in my armchair.

My heart stutters and thuds painfully when I identify him, one elegant leg crossed over the other, lounging back like he owns the place.

He unfolds his large form from the chair with grace.

“Wh-what are you doing here?” I catch the back of the sofa with my fingertips to steady the swoop of the room. Damn blood volume.

He doesn’t answer, just saunters toward me with a devilish smirk in place. Like he knows everything that’s about to happen and enjoys that I don’t.

Damn Russian.

“I came to get what’s mine.” He advances slowly.

The floor stops tilting enough for me to take my hand away from the couch and jab it into the purse still slung over my shoulder to find my phone. I might be able to call 911—

Ravil catches my wrist and takes the phone away, pocketing it.

Or not.

He divests me of the purse, which he drops on the floor by the satchel.

If he looked angry, if his touch had hurt me, I’m sure I would have screamed. At least, that’s what I tell myself.

In reality, I’m trapped in his azure gaze, memories of how he commanded my body so masterfully the last time we were together flooding back.

I find indulgence in his eyes… not rage. Only a hint of danger.

I put a hand protectively over my belly and take a step backward toward the hall.

He catches my wrist again and pulls me back. Places my palm back on the sofa. “I liked you where you were, kotyonok.”

Kotyonok. His pet name for me.

Kitten.

He picks up my other hand and puts it on the back of the sofa, and I have no doubt why he enjoyed this position. I’m perfectly presented for a spanking. He presses down on the backs of both hands, his body crowding mine from behind. “Don’t. Move,” he murmurs against my ear.

I instantly rebel, pulling one hand up and away.

“Hmmm.” He’s patient. He catches my hand and pins it down again. “No safe words for you this, time, kitten. But I’ll be gentle.”

He bands one arm around my waist and splays his hand over my growing belly. “You shouldn’t have kept this from me.”

AUTHOR BIO

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR RENEE ROSE loves a dominant, dirty-talking alpha hero! She’s sold over a half million copies of steamy romance with varying levels of kink. Her books have been featured in USA Today’s Happily Ever After and Popsugar. Named Eroticon USA’s Next Top Erotic Author in 2013, she has also won Spunky and Sassy’s Favorite Sci-Fi and Anthology author, and The Romance Reviews Best Historical Romance. She’s hit the USA Today list seven times with various anthologies.

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Release Blitz: ‘Crashing Hearts’ by Emily Bowie

Title: Crashing Hearts

Series: Oakport Beach #1

Author: Emily Bowie

Genre: Small-Town Romantic Comedy

Release Date: September 23, 2020

 

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Crash Jennings is gorgeous, unexpectedly charming and around every corner I turn. Just what I need to shake off my misfortune. Besides, what’s the harm in having a summer fling? They’re short, sweet and over before the leaves change.

Until, I learn he’s my new boss.

Suddenly, the uncomplicated, is very complicated, and when trouble hits, I’m too far gone to protect my heart.

 

 

PURCHASE LINKS

99c for a limited time!

 

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

 

Free in Kindle Unlimited

 

 

AUTHOR BIO

Emily Bowie is from a small town in Western Canada. She has been making characters come to life through her writing since she was old enough to put her thoughts on paper. She loves her white wine cold, her heels red, and her books spicy.

She married her high school sweetheart and they have two amazing children.

She is the author to the Bennett Brothers Series.

Recklessly Mine, Recklessly Forbidden, & Recklessly Devoted.

When she is not writing she can be found reading a good book, making digital scrapbooks and being physically active—whether it is at the gym, going for a walk, or playing /keep up with her children.

 

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