“HeartLess” by Kristy Love

Title: HeartLess
Author: Kristy Love
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 18, 2018
Cover Design: Emily Wittig Designs and Photography

 
Plan the wedding of the century. Get the job. To hell with the guy.
 
Bianca Fair’s hard work was paying off. After slaving for years as an event planner, the partnership of her dreams was in her grasp. The respect and admiration of her peers was only a wedding away. All of her carefully crafted plans were falling into place. Finally.
 
Enter Nash James … heartthrob … sex symbol … rock god … His band was number one on the charts, and he was number one on the freebie list of every woman alive.
 
Rock music’s “It Boy” was marrying Hollywood’s “It Girl,” and Bianca’s career hung in the balance.
 
No problem. Piece of cake. She could plan this wedding in her sleep. This was what she thrived on.
 
Too bad the last time she saw Nash James, he was skipping town after crushing her heart.
 
And no way in hell could the bride-to-be find out Bianca had loved her fiancé first.

Prologue

Ellie Goulding was the perfect way to start my day. My hips swayed, my steps bounced, blood pumping.
I was an event planner for a prestigious planning company in Pittsburgh. I’d even planned a few events in other countries. I loved it. I loved the way I could break down the events into tiny details and plan them, control every element. I loved the order, the procedure, turning chaos into something beautiful.
My song ended and turned into another song, the collection randomly generated by Spotify. I didn’t immediately recognize the opening bars of the tune, but as soon as the voice filled my ears, I ripped my headphones out and shoved them in my purse. I scowled at my phone, annoyed at it for disrupting my few moments of fun. My heel snagged in the cracked pavement. “Fuck,” I mumbled. I stumbled but was able to regain my balance before I fell flat on my ass.
I turned the music off, my Zen completely ruined. I got to the crosswalk and pressed the button, so I could cross the street. A bus stop shelter was a few feet away from me, and a poster caught my eye. HeartLess at the PPG Paints Arena. I glared at the poster. Not only had they graced my morning jam session, but now they were crashing my city? My good mood from earlier crumbled. I trained my eyes forward and waited for the walk sign to flash, then speed walked across the street as soon as I could.
I opened the door and inhaled a deep breath, centering myself. I had a huge client coming in today, and I needed to be ready. I had no clue who it was or what type of event I’d be planning. My boss, Nadine, had called me yesterday telling me she’d cleared my schedule to take on a last-minute client that needed the ultimate VIP treatment. In her usual fashion, she’d neglected to tell me who it was. It didn’t matter; I’d handle it.
On the fifteenth floor, I smiled at our receptionist who was on the phone. In huge, sweeping letters, As You Wish was etched behind her on a pane of glass. I was filled with pride every time I saw it, knowing I’d taken my passion and made it into a career. Not only had I made it into my livelihood, but I was good at it. Not just good, I was excellent. Clients requested me by name—even sports figures and celebrities.
I went straight to my boss’s office and knocked on her door. “Come in,” she called from behind the closed door.
“Hey, Nadine,” I said. Her brown eyes swept over my body, taking in my appearance. Nadine believed in perfection, and I had no doubt she’d send me back home to change if I didn’t meet her criteria for the day. Well, maybe not home, but definitely to Macy’s to pick up something that satisfied her. I fought the urge to smooth my gray pencil skirt or adjust my burgundy blazer. I didn’t want her to see me squirm. She gave a slight nod of her head, meaning I met her standards and motioned for me to take a seat.
“Are you prepared today, Bianca?” Nadine never beat around the bush. She’d built this company from the ground up and expected nothing less than the absolute best. That’s how I became her right hand; she demanded, and I rose to the occasion. Over the last five years, I’d proven that I delivered—every time. Perfection, professionalism, and punctuality. The three Ps that were Nadine’s mantra.
“Of course.” Really, there was no way for me to prepare. I had no idea who I was meeting with, what type of event it was, or how much time this would take, but I’d never tell Nadine that.
“Good. I want you to take special care of these clients. They’re important and need to be treated with the utmost care and discretion.” She tipped her glasses down her nose, gazing at me over them. “They’re our top priority as a company. Anything you need, you let me know. If they want you to paint the sky purple, you make damn sure you get it done, understood?”
Nerves tingled in my stomach. Whoever these clients were, they were big. “You know you can count on me.”
“That’s why I assigned them to you.” She handed me a manila folder from her desk. There wasn’t any writing on it or any indication of what I was getting myself into. She narrowed her eyes at me. “Everything else you’ve been working on has been handed off to other planners. You are to work on nothing else. If this goes well, we can expect a whole new level of clientele.”
I fought the urge to look in the folder. I was so anxious about who I was going to be working with, but I didn’t want Nadine to know. I portrayed my usual self-control. We’d planned galas, weddings, and birthday parties for some big clients already. A few movie stars, some musicians, and almost all the sports figures in the city came to us. We already had A-list clients. Who was making Nadine so twitchy? “I’ll do everything in my power to make sure they’re satisfied.
Nadine gave me a shrewd smile and pushed her glasses back up her nose. She turned her attention back to her computer screen, her interest no longer in this conversation. “You should head to your office. They’re waiting for you.”
A twinge of annoyance raced along my spine. If these clients were so important, why did Nadine keep me in here to chat? To intimidate me and make me feel like I couldn’t handle these clients? I was early to the office, as I always was. “I thought the appointment wasn’t for another fifteen minutes,” I said as I checked my watch.
“They got here early, Bianca. The bride-to-be is most eager to get started.” Nadine raised her hand from her keyboard and actually shooed me away. Sometimes, I wanted to smack her across her perfectly made-up face.
I didn’t bother saying anything before I slipped out the door. I rushed to my own office and noticed the wall of windows I had separating my space from the rest of the floor were blocked by my drawn blinds. Seeing that, it sunk in that this was no joke. The fact that I knew it was a wedding filled me with a slight amount of dread. I hoped to God she wasn’t going to be a bridezilla. I didn’t have the patience for them with normal clients, but a client that Nadine was so set on pleasing… This could end badly.
I paused briefly outside of my office, tugging down my blazer and smoothing my skirt. I ran my hands over my hair, making sure nothing was out of place. I straightened my posture and plastered my most endearing smile on my face. My planning persona washed over me, making me unflappable, pleasant, and orderly. I opened my door.
“I’m so sorry to have kept you waiting,” I said as I strode across my office. My eyes connected with the female sitting across from my desk and I steeled myself. This client wasn’t just a big name, she was the name. And then…
And then I was leveled by the freight train that was my past.
From the time she was old enough to form words into sentences, Kristy Love has been writing stories. She attended La Roche College and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Writing. When she’s not writing, Kristy can be found with her nose stuck in a book or spending time with her family and friends.
She lives with her husband and two girls in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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“Finding Home” (Roped by the Cowboy, Duet Book 1) by JC Valentine

 

FINDING HOME
by J.C. Valentine
Roped by the Cowboy, #1
Publication Date: October 18, 2018
Cover Credits: J.C. Valentine

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Cowboy, Duet

SYNOPSIS
Life is unpredictable. Vee learned that the hard way and did the only thing she could: she ran. But life
isn’t about to let her off easy.
Nash is everything a woman wants and nothing Vee could have planned for.
Gorgeous with his sexy blue-eyed stare, toned body, and wearing a cowboy hat,
he’s the perfect package and Vee’s ideal rebound. Too bad he wants nothing to
do with her. That’s fine. Vee wasn’t looking for love anyway, but her
meddling new roommate has other ideas.Two people from different worlds shouldn’t make sense, but desire is an animal
that won’t be denied. With secrets lurking on both sides of the fence, however,
it’s just a matter of time before someone gets hurt.

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41959410-finding-home

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International
bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the
Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her
penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly
edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No,
she isn’t sorry.
Living in the Northwest, she has three amazing children and
far too many pets. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur.
Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she
isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.
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“Trusting You” by Ketley Allison

He’s my best friend’s ex. But she died, and he’s the father of her baby.
Now I have to tell him…without falling in love with him.

Her
CARTER

My best friend died tonight and her baby girl might be taken away from me, too, if I don’t find Lily’s father before she’s ripped out of my life for good.

Unfortunately, I know who he is. He’s my best friend’s ex, and I hate him in memory and on sight.

There’s just so little of my heart left, and I can’t–won’t–reserve any of it for that bastard, Lachlan Hayes.

Him
LOCKE

I didn’t grow into adulthood as a screw-up, but turns out I’m settling into it just fine.

A pro-football prodigy, success was laid out in golden dollar signs–until an injury so cringe-worthy it went viral laid me out for good.

Since then, I’ve discovered booze and sex, and I get both whenever I want.

Until a girl shows up at my literal doorstep, telling me about a baby I never knew I had.

I’m in deep sh*t, because in no life plan did I think I’d raise a daughter, and I sure as hell didn’t think I’d fall in love with the woman that comes with her.

TRUSTING YOU is an angsty, slow burn, steamy, enemies-to-lovers romance with no cliffhanger.

Get your copy here —> https://goo.gl/pXkZqK

About Ketley Allison

Author of Romantic Suspense, New Adult and mature Young Adult novels.

Ketley Allison has always been a romantic at heart. That passion ignited when she realized she could put those dreams into words and her soul into characters. Ketley was born in Canada, moved to Australia when she was thirteen, to California when she was twenty, and finally to New York to attend law school, but most of that time was spent sitting in coffee shops and wine bars thinking of her next book.

Her other passions include coffee, wine, Big Macs, her cat, and her husband, possibly in that order.

Find Ketley on facebook.com/ketleyallison, @KetleyAllison, or www.ketleyallison.com.

 

**NEW RELEASE** “Reid” by SJ McCoy

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Title: Reid, The Davenports Book 3
Author: Author SJ McCoy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Dana Leah at Designs by Dana
Photographer: Golden Czermak at FuriousFotog
Model: Michael J Scanlon
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Blurb:

When Tara first sees Reid Davenport with his chiseled jaw and aristocratic features, he strikes her as a mystery man—a mystery she’d like to unravel. But it’s only a brief encounter in a hotel lobby, it’s not like she’ll ever see him again. He’s probably there for some high-powered business meeting, she’s only there for a special treat massage at the spa.
Then she discovers who he is; the lesser known Davenport brother. Author, programmer—recluse. At least that’s how the media portrays him.
She’s about to find out that there’s a whole lot more to him than that.

Reid can’t believe his luck when he runs into the sexy redhead and her son for the second time. There’s something about her—something that makes him feel in ways he didn’t know he was capable of. He wants to date her, to explore those feelings, and to get to know her and her little boy.
Tara doesn’t date, she doesn’t have the time or the energy, since her life is devoted to her son, Owen. Owen is special. To her, he’s the most special little boy in all the world; but to the rest of the world, he’s considered “special needs.”
Reid understands just how special Owen is; he doesn’t just understand, he can relate.

Get your copy now, and you’ll laugh and cry as you follow these three on their journey to becoming a family.

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“Passionability” by Randa El Zein

Congratulations, Randa El Zein, on your new release!! ♥

 

 

The longest-running show on our mental Broadway is the way you respond to the question “How will you live your life?” Will you choose the way of doubt and fear, or will you choose love and wisdom? Let’s not be our own enemy. Let’s not be a hindrance to our own happy life. 

I Believe … … 

we need more happy people because happy people change the world. I’m here to build a love generation of happy people who are powered by passion. 

I Believe … … 

happy people are those who bring their ALL to the game of life and utilize all their God-given, unique set of gifts, talents, personality, and passion. That’s the essence of Being You.

My hope is that this book gives you the tools you need to create your own road map to igniting a life full of love, happiness, and meaning. Some people read a book and run with it. They immediately put into practice what they learned, and their lives are all the better for it. However, there are some people who need more hand holding and to be walked through a process or an experience rather than just simply read a book so they can absorb and retain the lessons better. 

Well, I also happen to be one of those people as I’ve mentioned earlier and that’s exactly why I offer PASSIONABILITY as an experiential learning event as well as a one-week retreat. At the very end of the book, you can read what past participants of my events and retreats had to say about them. Hope to meet you at a future event. Until then, I wish you more PASSIONABILITY in your life!

 

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“Maid for Royalty” by Mia Kayla

 

It’s Release Day for the Royal and Reckless Anthology! Make sure you check it out! 
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Congratulations, Mia Kayla!

Prosecco and Peonies

NEW RELEASE!

A sweet and steamy second chance romance from SJ McCoy.

 

Marcos and Molly were high school sweethearts; that couple who everyone—including Molly—thought would get married, have babies, and live happily ever after. It didn’t work out that way, though. Marcos returned to Sicily to run his family winery. Molly stayed in Napa to run her family restaurant.

Molly’s done well for herself, the restaurant is thriving, she has great friends and a good life. She never got over Marcos, but he made his choice and they both had to live with it.

Marcos didn’t do so well for himself. He thought he needed to build his family legacy, but his marriage was a sham and he’s never been happy since he left Molly. He’s grown and changed and he wants the chance to make things right with her, but Molly isn’t sure she’s prepared to take that risk again.

Can the boy who broke her heart be the man who makes all her dreams come true?

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Congratulations on your new release, SJ!

 

NEW from SAPPHIRE KNIGHT!

 

Come and enjoy this delicious collection of short stories that will have you craving more!

Love and Obey is a follow up with Ares because you can never have too much of a badass who’s loyal to a fault and loves fiercely. -Oath Keepers MC

In Sweet Surrender Snake is the club’s newest Prospect. He’s having a lonely holiday until a sexy redhead gives him a little bit of sweet hell. -Oath Keepers MC

A hot encounter with a feisty Italian leaves Spartak panting for more in Corrupted Counterparts. Can the quiet Russian keep up with her? -Russkaya Mafiya

The Main Event offers a glimpse of the Ground and Pound world where you’re able to catch an unforgettable night. New Year’s in Las Vegas can only mean three things: fighting, f*cking, and forever. You ready to party? -Ground and Pound

 

*These are short pieces previously published in anthologies and other books* 

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NEW RELEASE from Rose Harper – “Slow Burn 2”

Congratulations to my client and friend, Rose Harper, on the release of her newest book.

 

She gave me her innocence. I gave her a baby.

As her brother’s best friend, Sparrow has always been off limits.
And that night all those years ago, my restraint slipped.
I wanted every part of her.
Was too weak to field her advances.
It was only supposed to be a one-night stand.
But it became so much more.
I took her virginity.
Felt her sweet submission.
I knew she was meant to be mine from the first stroke to the very last.
To touch. To command. To love.
But I left before anything could be started.
Headed to California to run my father’s side business.
It’s been ten years since I saw her face,
And when I see her, I find out she has something that belongs to me.
Drake–my son.
She’s hidden him away from everyone since his birth,
Afraid of the money grabbers trying to make a play for our baby.

She thinks she did the right thing, but I’m about to show her different.
You never take anything of mine and expect to leave unscathed.
She better be ready, because this slow burn is about to turn into a full-blown inferno.

Author’s note – Slow Burn 2 is a serial in the Archer Brother’s Series. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. Does end in a cliffhanger. Part three will be available soon on Kindle Unlimited!

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