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Release Blitz: ‘Jock Blocked’ by Pippa Grant

Title: Jock Blocked
Series: Copper Valley Fireballs #1
Author: Pippa Grant
Genre: Romantic Comedy
 Release Date: May 19, 2020
Blurb

 

She can’t let him score…

Call it superstition, but when a guy bats as hot as Brooks Elliott, you don’t mess with what’s working. And what’s working is him keeping his pants zipped and doing all of his scoring on the field.

So when I hear he’s planning to ditch his V-card now that he’s been traded to baseball’s lovable losers—aka my home team and my reason for living every March through October—I do what any rational, dedicated, obsessed fan would do.

I make a plan to stop him.

But the thing about stopping him is that it requires spending time with him.

Lots. And lots. And lots of time.

And the more time I spend with him, the more I like him. Not as the guy who’s going to help save my favorite team and finally bring home a championship ring, but as the guy who’s helping me in my quest to bring back the team’s old mascot. Who also loves making pancake and bacon sandwiches. And who would do almost anything for his love of the game.

But after all this time of jock-blocking him…do I even have a chance?

And if I do, are we both destined to a life of celibacy in the name of winning?

 

Jock Blocked is a home run of a romantic comedy featuring the world’s most superstitious sports fan, baseball’s oldest virgin hero, a rogue meatball, an adorable puppy with a cussing problem, and the best lovable losers. It stands alone and comes with a happily ever after more satisfying than a game-winning grand slam.

 

Excerpt

 

Mackenzie Montana, aka a woman on a mission

 

I never meant to become a criminal. But in the grand scheme of life, I don’t think I’m technically engaging in criminal behavior.

At least, if it is, you could call it a crime of passion.

And I am very passionate in my belief that while the Fireballs need to make changes to halt their record-breaking streak of being the worst losing team ever to play professional baseball, they don’t need to do it with a new mascot. Which is why I decided to take two weeks off work and fly to Florida for spring training, where I’m not saying that I’ve snuck into my home team’s ballpark after hours to steal the worst proposed mascot costume, but I’m not saying I haven’t either.

Meatballs?

They actually let a meatball make the final cut.

I needed at least another full season to get over the fact that the new Fireballs ownership killed the last mascot, and here they are, letting fans vote on replacing Fiery the Dragon with flaming meatballs.

I snort to myself while I creep through the darkened concrete hallways with a flaming meatball swallowing half of my body.

If you’re going to steal a giant meatball costume, it’s best to act like you know what you’re doing. And striding out of here with zero shame means two things—one, no one’s going to stop me, and two, even if they do, I’m incognito.

It’s the perfect crime to counter the crime of killing Fiery.

I’m one turn away from the door that I left propped open for myself after hiding out in the family bathroom after today’s game when voices drift toward me.

One male.

One female.

Neither is familiar, but as I get closer to my final turn, I realize the voices are between me and my exit.

No biggie.

I got this.

I can stroll on by, flash a thumbs-up, pretend like I’m heading out to prank the Fireballs at the team compound they’re all staying at, or to make a fast-food run for publicity.

Acting like I know what I’m doing inside this mascot costume is as easy as breathing. When you’ve seen thousands of baseball games in your lifetime, it’s not hard.

So I turn the corner.

And then I suck in a surprised breath, because that’s Brooks Elliott.

Oh. My. God.

Brooks Elliott.

The Fireballs’ newest acquisition. Like, so new he arrived yesterday. A mid-spring training acquisition, which is practically unheard of.

He plays third base, and he hits the ball like it’s evil incarnate and he’s an avenging angel and it’s his job to send that evil into another dimension.

He could be the reason we legitimately have a shot at making it to the post-season.

And I am not going to hyperventilate like I did the last time I was face-to-face with a baseball player.

Pretending to be a mascot?

I got this.

Talking to the players?

It’s like talking to the gods.

Author Bio

Pippa Grant is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes romantic comedies that will make tears run down your leg. When she’s not reading, writing or sleeping, she’s being crowned employee of the month as a stay-at-home mom and housewife trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be productive members of society, all the while fantasizing about long walks on the beach with hot chocolate chip cookies.

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Release Blitz: ‘Jackson’s Love’ by Mel Walker

Title: Jackson’s Love
Series: Lake Hope #3
Author: Mel Walker
Genre: Small Town Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 30, 2020

 

Blurb

It’s not where you’re from – it’s where your heart leads you.

Everyone has a past. Dana tried to outrun hers by moving to beautiful Lake Hope in search of a fresh start. With her life  at a crossroads, she must choose between a life-alternating professional opportunity or address the undeniable distraction she has to Jackson, a man with inked up muscles and smoldering intensity. Dana has played this game before and felt its burn. To protect her heart, she knows she should avoid temptation… even if he’s a painfully attractive one.

Jackson doesn’t talk about what drew him to Destiny Falls. These days, he’s perfectly content living the quiet life as a coffee shop manager. But one look at Dana, and he’s willing to jeopardize his scars from the past being revealed to pursue the longings of his heart. For her, he will face his demons head-on.

Will both their pasts blind them to a future together? Or will the magnetic possibility of a future together have them risk it all once again?

 

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Author Bio

Mel Walker has been writing fiction most of his adult life. Specializing in Short Stories and Contemporary fiction and Romance Novels. A native New Yorker and life-long frustrated NY Mets fan. He loves to write about ordinary people placed in difficult situations, especially as it relates to their closest relationships.

 

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Book Blitz: ‘The Green Boy’ by Sherif Guirguis and Isaac Michaan

 

Title: The Green Boy

The Chronicles of Agartha – Book 1

Authors: Sherif Guirguis and Isaac Michaan

Genre: Fantasy / Fantasy Fairy Tales

 

About the Book:

The fate of two worlds rests on the shoulders of a few unsuspecting souls.

Inner Earth, Agartha, a land where the color of your Aura defines you, losing the entire population of greens to the war left a visible void.

Ethan, a fourteen-year-old young man, discovers he has a green aura, the last of an extinct race. He leaves the school of Nafoura in search of the truth about the fate of the greens, and to find a home to call his own.

Joined by a girl from our earth, and an exiled shapeshifter, Ethan must race to the Chronicler of Agartha in search of answers.

But Ethan has a mark on his head by the very woman who decimated his people, doggedly chasing after him for nefarious reasons of her own.

Ethan must walk a thin line to get his answers, inadvertently stepping into the web of a prophecy he knows nothing about, one which may lead to salvation, or to a promise of doom for his and our world.

If you liked The Inheritance Cycle, of Eragon’s fame, you will love The Green Boy.

 

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Excerpt:

He stood, completely refreshed, and ready to resume his journey. So, he pulled his compass again to consult it. This was when he noticed a small blinking light, almost pink, at the topmost side of the square glass. It related to something to the north of where he stood, and the light blinked faster as he looked at it. Immediately after, the sound alarm in his pack started to give a shrill whistle.

The alarm lights and the whistle, clicked in his mind, the danger was near, so he pulled his bow and an arrow, knocked the arrow to the bow, and crouched to the direction of his immediate north.

His fingers held tight to the bow, light on the arrow, and he breathed in and out as rhythmically as he could, waiting for the inevitable arrival of what he assumed was a beast, a predator of some sort.

His wait was not long. As he counted his fortieth breath out, the branches of the trees parted violently, and a big cat came bounding his way, he released the arrow without a moment of thought, hitting the great beast right between the eyes.

As he stood to check his prize, he noticed something was emitting a whistle in his backpack. He knew this must be the alarm system, and something was still coming his way.

He fell to the ground as fast as he could when he realized the danger had not passed him yet. Quickly drawing two arrows, one regular and another with the magical red tip, he once again started to count the breaths after knocking both arrows to the bow —a technique he learned from Miss Julia, to use when in doubt of the incoming target.

Sure enough, almost as swift as the tiger before it, the enormous head of a land-bound wyvern crashed into his sight. Ethan released the arrows immediately, hitting the great creature in both its eyes at once, the red-tipped arrow seemed to burrow deeper into its skull.

Of course, this didn’t counter the momentum of the great beast, but at least it forced it to tilt its head sideways as it crashed into Ethan, instead of being crushed in its maw, which was a blessing.

Ethan was thrown off the spot he had crouched in by some ten meters. Dazed and bruised, he knocked another red-tipped arrow as he ascended erratically to his feet. The monstrous creature screeched its distinct screeching roar at the world in pain, as it now had both eyes blinded by Ethan’s arrows.

Ethan forced his breathing to return to the rhythmic manner he had before the crash. He knew the non-magically treated arrow would soon fall off, and the beast will partially regain its sight, a conundrum Ethan decided to avoid. So, he aimed his second arrow at the beast, which was flailing around, biting at tree trunks and destroying the surrounding scenery, yet slowly advancing in the general direction of Ethan as the non-magical arrow started to be pushed out of its eyeball, bit by bit.

Then Ethan released the arrow, aiming and predicting the way the beast would move its massive head from watching it, analyzing its movement during the entire half a minute the whole encounter took. And the arrow hit the second eye perfectly. The beast screamed in rage and agony as both arrows doubled the burrowing speed into its skull as if they were taking power from each other to give higher magical damage.

The beast stopped flailing and ran maw open at the exact location of Ethan, who dropped, rolled to the side three times to get out of the way of the huge predator. Not five meters from where he originally stood, the beast suddenly fell over on its head, toppling its entire body behind in the process. It was dead or at least dying.

Ethan’s heartbeats climbed suddenly to an improbable speed, and for a moment, he felt as if his chest would explode, but then something strange happened, he felt as if for a moment, all his senses were heightened to inhuman limits and he could smell every mote of dust in the air, he could taste the sweet nectar to peaches growing a few hundred meters from where he stood, and he could hear the heartbeats of all the creatures of the forest as an entire concert of drums beating their hidden music to a few, select audiences, from the other worlds.

 

About Sherif Guirguis:

An Egyptian by birth, cosmopolitan by convection, Sherif started writing at the age of eight, and he didn’t stop since then. He always thought that the our world needed a dash of magic, and this is what he always included in his writings.

Originally a medical doctor, but he decided to leave medicine behind to pursue his passion of the word, since then he wrote three books.

The chronicles of Agartha: Book 1 – The Green boy, is his third book, his first was “The Door”, a magical realism thriller, and the “The Trinity’s Dream”, a contemporary fantasy about the end of days.

He is happily married and has two daughters, whom he adores.

 

About Isaac Michaan:

Isaac Michaan is a Brazilian programmer, born in S.P, Brazil .
The first book he read was The Chocolate Factory, but the truth is, he was forced to read the book, since he didn’t want to, however since then he developed a passion for reading more and more.

In the beginning, he wrote mini stories, but then he prepared himself for a big project. His dream was to write a series of books of fantasy like the famous ones, Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, however, the first series of books that inspired and pushed him to do so, was Deltora Quest.

It wasn’t an easy task as he thought it would be, it took at least three to four attempts to finally gets the material for the book. Life took its turns and he almost quit and left the work behind, which would have resulted for the story to never have been told. But thankfully he tried and tried until finally he got something substantial to start with.
He was happy to find a co-author who helped him a lot to get this project done, without him it would still be only the draft material on his desk.

Now, Isaac is finishing his degree in BS.c. and looking for career opportunities in the cyber field. He is very thankful for his family and their support.

 

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Release Blitz: ‘Surrendering to Him’ by Hope Jones

Title: Surrendering to Him
Author: Hope Jones
Publisher: Boom Factory Publishing LLC
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 5, 2020

 

Blurb

She’s an investigative journalist with a heartbreaking past. He’s the badass PI who has her in his sights.

When Phoebe Danvers’s job lands her in danger, local badass and ex-FBI agent turned PI Huxley Carson steps in to save her. The only problem with that is she doesn’t want to be saved. She wants to be left alone to focus on work. Unfortunately, Huxley is determined to help, so she settles on keeping him at arm’s length—something he’s determined not to let her do.

What Phoebe doesn’t know is Huxley has been interested in her for years but never had a way in until now. With the push and pull of their new relationship and danger drawing closer, Phoebe begins to wonder if it’s time to surrender to the man consuming her soul.

Or is it already too late?

 

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Hope Jones is the wife of her very own alpha male and the mother of four beautiful daughters. She lives in a small town in South Carolina, but was born in Brunswick, GA. She’s always had a love for reading, even at a young age thrillers always interested her. As she got older, romance mixed with some thriller/suspense became her obsession.

If you can’t find Hope glued to her Kindle, you’ll usually find her chasing her girls around, running her hectic household, and plotting stories for the alpha men that have taken over her mind.

 

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Aurora Rose Reynolds and her husband, Sedaka Reynolds, created Boom Factory Publishing to use their experiences to expand and promote upcoming and existing indie authors.

With over five years in the industry, and millions of books sold worldwide, we know what it takes to become a successful author and we will use this knowledge to take our authors to the next level.

“As a successful hybrid author in this ever evolving industry, I know that you’re only as successful as the team that is promoting you!” – Aurora Rose Reynolds

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Release Blitz: ‘Waiting For My Queen’ by Georgia Cates

Title: Waiting For My Queen
A Dark Mafia Romance
Author: Georgia Cates
Genre: Adult Dark Romance
Release Date: March 3, 2020

 

Blurb

Emilia—

All I’ve ever wanted was to marry for love.
But girls like me don’t have that luxury.
We are used as pawns in a game we can’t control.
The game? It’s called Mafia.
I was foolish enough to try to change the rules… and I lost.

Luca—

She was promised to me years ago.
And he dared to take her from me.
Dared to touch what was mine.
I put an end to that.
I hope he’s enjoying the view from his dirt room.

Emilia—

My beloved’s killer placed a ruby ring on my finger and called me his queen.
But that red gem symbolizes something different for me.
It represents the blood shed by those I love most.
Hell was empty the day we wed.
Because the devil was standing before me and said “I do.”

Luca—

I saw her as a possession.
A shiny toy I didn’t want other boys to play with.
But she’s so much more.
Beautiful and brave and strong and broken all at once.
She tastes like everything I’ve ever wanted.

Emilia—

Hidden and patient.
I wait for the perfect time to seek my revenge.
But slowly, I feel him possessing me.
His heart is full of darkness… and I still want every inch of him.
Hard as I try, I can’t escape loving this beautiful monster.

Luca—

I’m waiting patiently because I already know that she’s mine.
Mine in a way that no one will ever understand.
Even if she hasn’t yet realized it.
For love, I’d do anything.
For her, I’d do everything.

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I focus my attention on the girl sitting to Sofia’s left. The more beautiful one. The older-looking one. The more frightened-looking one with tears pooling in her lower lids.

Dark brown hair cascading over her shoulders and down her arms, the ends nuzzling against her bare skin like a frightened child clinging to its mother. Almond-shaped deep-caramel eyes surrounded by lush dark lashes. A few scattered freckles across the bridge of her perfectly shaped nose. Plump, glossy coral lips.

In my wildest dreams, my betrothed didn’t grow up to be this beautiful. And it annoys the hell out of me because I don’t want to be attracted to her.

I want to make her suffer.

Sofia Bellini grips the hand of the girl in question. “Please, Marco. Swear to me on your honor that my daughter will be safe with you.”

My father chuckles. “Emilia is going to give us babies, heirs to the Rossini empire. There is no safer place for her than with our family. You know that.”

Sofia and the girl beside her, my Emilia, embrace one another and sob. Her grandmother and sisters cluster around her doing the same. It’s pathetic. I would have expected less of a display from Bellinis. Certainly not this spectacle.

My betrothed has weaknesses. Those will need to be eliminated before she influences our sons with that nonsense.

“That’s more than enough of that,” I tell them.

She lifts her chin and her eyes meet mine for the first time. Inside those deep-caramel orbs, I see something I like very much: rage. There during one heartbeat and gone the next, it was only a fleeting flash. But I saw it and I don’t mistake it for what it is.

This girl is going to be so much fun to break.

“Come, Emilia. I’m ready to take you home.”

Author Bio

Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.

When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her music and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.

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