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Release Promotion, Giveaway & Review: Checkmate:This Is Effortless by Kennedy Fox

Title: Checkmate: This is Effortless
Series: Checkmate Duet Series (Drew & Courtney, #2)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Friends to Lovers
Photographer & Designer: Sara Eirew
Release Date: April 25, 2017

Introducing book 2 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox! This friends to lovers romance will have you swooning and laughing from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the game?

Courtney Bishop is as sugary sweet as her famous blueberry muffins.
Southern belle at heart, Cali girl by choice.
She barged into my life and easily became my best friend.

All was great as roommates and just friends, but then I fell for the girl who could chop firewood, deliver baby calves, and bail hay without breaking a sweat.
She’s the perfect mixture of sugar and spice, and I love her.

Being more than friends and trying to build our future isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Moving forward and creating memories is all I want for us, but when the past continues to come back and haunt me, I’m not so sure she’ll stay for the ride.

Loving her is easy, but losing her will break me. Burning passion combined with an undeniable chemistry constantly pushes and pulls us together. In the end, I’ll prove we’re worth the fight, even when the game is far from over.

Checkmate, sweetheart.

*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*

**This is book 2 in the Checkmate Duet Series–a friends to lovers romance. You must read book 1, Checkmate: This is Reckless first. Highly recommended to read the Checkmate Duet, This is War and This is Love first, but not necessary. This can read as a standalone duet.**
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Be still my beating blueberry muffin loving heart. I can’t even begin to explain how perfect this book was. It was a great conclusion to The Checkmate Duet Series and kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I loved This Is Reckless, and when I got my hands on This Is Effortless I had to finish in one sitting. Putting this book down was not an option even if my tired eyes were saying otherwise ;). I loved everything about Drew and Courtney. Their chemistry was off the charts, and their love was what fireworks are made of. This Is Effortlesswas electrifying, passionate, and thrilling.

If you loved book 1, then your Drew and Court addiction will just keep on growing. This story was just like a roller coaster. Just when you thought things would calm/slow down for them, life had another plan. Drew and Court definitely faced more challenges this time around. Instead of figuring out how to get out of “the friend zone”, it was time to deal with the past. No matter what happened, you can always count of them giving their all when harm came their way. No thing or person was going to have that much control of them and would definitely not keep them from living a happy life.

This time around, Drew was going through so much. He had to deal with a crazy ex, go to Texas and “meet the folks”, deal with protective brothers, and still face the risks that come with the job. Life should be easy now that Drew FINALLY figured out the girl of his dreams was right in front of him. But love is never that easy.

It was great to read about the growth in their relationship. They had to face so many obstacles, but when they had a great day together it was nothing but EPIC. No matter what came their way, they always considered how their actions would affect “their life”. Drew and Courtney were so in love, but was that enough? Would things finally go their way or were they meant to love and move on?

I cannot give This Is Effortless anything less than 5 stars! It was everything I wanted and more. I don’t think I have ever been so addicted to a series of books, until now. The characters are so relatable which makes it impossible not to fall in love with them. Kennedy Fox never disappoint and continue to win the beautiful game of Chess 😉

Now that I am finished with this series, I am counting the days until I can read about Logan and Kayla’s story.


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A secret duo of romance authors team up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox who share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!

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Release Promotion & Giveaway: Sunday Love by KJ Lewis

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15995962_211153195959284_1926864148_n Smart and sexy Elise Donovan has made a career of fixing things. With a reputation for being the best in the business, her team is often pulled into front page headlines that need to be handled. After being away for six weeks attempting to repair a company just coming through a hostile takeover, time with her team at a luxury retreat is all she wants right now.

It’s no secret Reid Beckett is a serial player who only plays by the rules in business. At a retreat to announce the merger with his best friend’s company, his inability to stay away from the spunky brunette who is soon to be his employee has him questioning if rules really are made to be broken.

Vying for leverage Elise and Reid find themselves battling over who runs things in the boardroom and in the bedroom. Struggling to relinquish power for trust in their relationship, will they be able to leave the rules behind to find their Sunday loves?






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KJ is a novelist, hot tamale-addict, and an abolisher of grammar. When not writing, you can find her reading at the beach, exploring New York City, or hanging out in her hometown of Memphis, TN. In 2016 she published her first novel, Taylor Made, which made Amazon’s Top 100 Romance, as well as the sequel, Taylored to Perfection. In 2017 she will be releasing her latest novel, Sunday Love, and is currently working on her next project.





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Giveaway: Just an Illusion- Side A by D. Kelly

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and comment ‘DONE’ on this blog post will win a e-copy (iBooks, kindle version, or bookfunnel).

Please remember the best way to thank an author is to write a review!

Here is some info on the book! You will want to read this before Side B releases on March 30th.

One night changed her life…

Bestselling author Amelia Greyson has grown up in the music industry and isn’t the slightest bit fazed by fame or celebrities.  However, when she attends a Bastards and Dangerous concert with her best friend Belle, her world shifts on its axis.

Double trouble…

Sawyer and Noah Weston are the front men of BAD.  They’re fraternal twins and sexy as sin.  When they hear the author of The O Factor is in their green room, they’re intrigued.  She’s just the person they need to write their farewell story.  The brothers offer Amelia the opportunity of a lifetime, which she reluctantly accepts.

Three hearts…

Noah is sweet and considerate, working hard to make Amelia feel at home on the road.  Unfortunately, the closer they get, the more obnoxious Sawyer becomes.  Sawyer is arrogant and distant and he wants Amelia, even though she’s not his for the taking.  Only during stolen moments does Sawyer show her who he really is. Can Amelia maintain a safe distance from Sawyer and keep her heart intact?  Or will she shatter Noah’s heart by giving hers to his brother instead?

Just an Illusion – Side A is the first book in The Illusion Series

I’m a wife, a mom and a dog lover. I’m also a taxi, problem fixer, extreme multi-tasker and my kids’ biggest fan in anything that they do. I’m married to my high school sweetheart… how cool is that? Margaritas and sarcasm make me happy. Chocolate makes that happiness grow exponentially. People who make me laugh are my favorite kind of people. I believe Karma is real and mean people suck. I’m California born and raised, I love the beach but hate the sand. And of course I believe Starbucks makes any day better. I’m the author of The Acceptance Series and Chasing Cassidy with more books soon to come.



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Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway: Tripp by S. Nelson

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Book Info: Tripp by S. Nelson

Series: Tripp, Knights Corruption MC Series, Book #4 – Can be read as a Standalone

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Cover Artist: CT Cover Creations

Release: January 12, 2017



When Tripp Cavanaugh finally recovers after being left for dead at the gates of his club, his intention is to leave and resume his nomadic lifestyle.  But when his president asks him to stick around and oversee the club’s newest business adventure, he readily agrees.  He has no idea the simple request will turn his world inside out, encountering the one woman who will irrevocably change him.

Barely escaping her past, Reece Kendrick flees across the country and takes the first job she can find, working at a club owned by the Knights Corruption.  Vowing to keep her heart guarded, everything changes the moment she sees him.  Confused and powerless to stop the dynamic unraveling between them, she becomes enthralled with a stranger.

A man who challenges her every instinct.

A man who makes her feel inexplicably safe.

A man who will do anything for her… even kill.

Will her past threaten to destroy her one chance for happiness, or will she be forced to leave the one man who vowed to protect her?


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Our situation hadn’t started off ideal, but that didn’t seem to matter. Life threw me a surprise that flipped me on my goddamn ass, and I had no choice but to roll with it and see what happened. I wasn’t a deep thinker. I wasn’t a man who questioned “what does it all mean” or even considered something as unrealistic as fate, but I couldn’t deny the attraction and pull I felt toward Reece. An odd feeling, one I’d never experienced before, not once during my thirty-two years. There was something different and special about her. About us together. I knew she was attracted to me, could see it every time she looked at me, but did she feel that same undeniable force?


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  1. Nelson grew up with a love of reading and a very active imagination, never putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard until 2013.  Her passion to create was overwhelming and within a few months she’d written her first novel, Stolen Fate.  When she isn’t engrossed in creating one of the many stories rattling around inside her head, she loves to read and travel as much as she can.  She lives in the Northeast with her husband and two dogs, enjoying the ever changing seasons.

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Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway: Jagger by S. Nelson

Let the countdown begin! Jagger by S. Nelson will be here in 1 week and we’re likeImage result for excited gif

As promised, we are excited to be hosting a giveaway. Thanks to the amazing S.Nelson and The Next Step PR, you have the chance to win a signed copy of Jagger and a $15 Amazon gift card! RT tweets with (RT to win), Like/Comment/Share on Facebook giveaway posts, and comment and like on Instagram. You can get bonus entries by completing the following simple steps below:

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  3. Tweet us using the hashtag #PerfectlyJagger and tell us what your favorite summer read was.
  4. Comment below when you have completed with the word “DONE”

*Contest ends on Wednesday September 14 at Noon EST. US residents ONLY*

This will be book #3 in the  Knights Corruption MC Series. If you haven’t already, read book #1 (Marek) and book #2 (Stone) so you can be ready and all caught up for Jagger. Can’t wait for this release and know many of you are also anxiously waiting to read book 3. Here is an EXCLUSIVE excerpt from Jagger.

A sharp pain in my side shoved me back into the heat of the fight. The kid in front of me was two years younger and certainly not as skilled, even though he’d just managed to catch me off guard. But it wouldn’t happen again. I knew his weaknesses—his left knee, for one. He’d hurt it badly a year back and unfortunately for him, I was gonna make him relive that excruciating pain. The other obstacle working against him was that he was a known drug addict, fighting strictly for money to fuel his demons. While he possessed some talent, he wasn’t focused or disciplined. Two things working in my favor right then.

Locking eyes with the guy who would give me my next win, I faked an uppercut, drawing his attention to my hand while my foot shot out and connected with his previously injured knee. As soon as his leg bent in the wrong direction, I knew the fight was over, but just to lock in the victory I finished him off with my infamous right hook.

He never saw it coming.

And I never expected for my hit to be the final blow.

The final action which stripped his soul from this life.

An unnerving sound reverberated in the air around me. No one else heard it, but the crackling noise boomed inside my ears, pounding so fiercely inside my head I thought for sure everyone knew what I’d just done.

I hadn’t meant to.

All I’d wanted to do was make sure I remained at the top of my game. There was no saving him, though. I jumped back and watched his body free fall in slow motion. His head hung from his shoulders while his body twisted in an awkward position, his legs bending while the pull of gravity embraced him.

So many people cheered, the applause and shouts making me feel as if my ears were bleeding.  My heart pounded inside my chest so fiercely I feared I was gonna join him in the afterlife if I didn’t get a fucking grip on my new reality.

Blood poured from his nose and mouth, but there was no other sign of life emanating from him.

He’d broken his neck. Or rather, I’d broken his neck.

His body lay limp on the ground.

Not a twitch.

Not a breath.

No hope whatsoever that it was all a bad dream.


He was dead.

I’d killed him.

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Rhapsody by Cecilia London

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Title: Rhapsody Book #5 in The Bellator Saga

Author: Cecilia London

Release: September 13th

Cover Artist: S.K. Hartly with Luminos Graphic House


RHAPSODY-EBOOK (1) “I’m never going to stop loving you, Caroline. It’s just not possible.”

Major Caroline Gerard returns from a dangerous mission battered and bruised. Terrified to confront the emotional and physical gap between her and her husband, she’s determined to do whatever it takes to avoid reality.

Commander Jack McIntyre has been tasked with saving American democracy, but he has to save his marriage first. He’s desperate to regain the passionate connection that he and his wife once shared. And a man on a mission will sacrifice anything to succeed.

In the meantime, the rebellion is in need of a catalyst to spur international action to stop President Santos’ increasingly unstable behavior. As Caroline and Jack repair their hearts, each day brings new secrets and new challenges, and a revelation that could shatter everything they thought was true.

Rhapsody is the fifth book in The Bellator Saga. It should be read after the first four books in the series.




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BUSINESS CARD FRONTCecilia London is the pen name of a native Illinoisan currently living in San Antonio, Texas. She’s filled several roles over the course of her adult life – licensed attorney, wrangler of small children, and obsessed baseball fan, among others. An extroverted introvert with a serious social media addiction, she is the author of The Bellator Saga, an epic, genre-crossing romance series. You can catch all of her quirky updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or at her website.





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Rising Democratic star Caroline Gerard is reluctant to fall in love again after losing her husband. Can Republican playboy Jack McIntyre break through her grief and capture her heart? Told mostly in flashback and set against a chilling fascist backdrop, Dissident is a rollercoaster ride of political intrigue, passionate romance, and undying love.


Caroline faces the biggest challenge of her life when confronted with the cruelty and sadism of her captors at The Fed. Hope fades quickly, even as she holds onto her one last bit of sanity and her unshakable belief that her husband will rescue her. But is that faith just a mirage?


Reeling from her experiences at The Fed, Caroline tries to forge ahead and create a new identity. But that’s hard to do with the ghosts of the past constantly whispering in her ear. She is determined to find the rebellion and move on with her life, but what will she find when she arrives there?


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Release Promotion & Review: Nirvana by Shevaun DeLucia

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Nirvana_FrontCover Junior Saunders is searching for the perfect woman: gracious, elegant, and meek. He waits patiently, working long hours and going home alone night after night, believing that this woman exists. But life isn’t always predictable; curveballs can be thrown unexpectedly.

Kinsey Balterson is everything but gentle, delicate, and docile. She says it like it is—a spitfire, full of sarcasm with looks to kill. She’s downright sexy and thrilling in every way possible. Kinsey is a constant reminder of everything Junior detests in a woman, but the moment he lets his guard down, she captures his attention.

Can opposites really attract?

From this moment on, nothing is the same for Junior again. Everything he thought he wanted and needed no longer exists, and now his whole world has been shifted. His reason for breathing consists only of her—Kinsey. She has become his everything.

Kinsey thinks she has this all under control: friends with benefits, no strings attached—no messy feelings. She refuses to be broken again. But what happens when attraction turns into something deeper? Will Kinsey be able to let her walls down so her damaged heart can love again?

Can one person truly heal another’s heartbreak?



We LOVED this amazing book from Shevaun DeLucia. Nirvana was fiery, passionate, full of intrigue, and SO DAMN SEXY! Junior Sauders is everything a woman could want. He is open to love, not afraid of commitment, and he isn’t bad to look at. So, why can’t he find the perfect woman? Kinsey Balterson is the complete opposite. She says what comes to mind, lives life the way she wants, and is a total spitfire. Junior and Kins are living together (sort of forced to) and push each others buttons each chance they get. One late night and a drink later things change. The things they once felt like they hated in each other, are the things making their blood a good way. Junior and Kins don’t know where to take things, but agree to stay friends and go with the flow. With little time passing they actually enjoy “hanging out”. Everyone has a past and sometimes this can stop people from moving forward and letting someone in. They both have to  decide if they can take a risk and open up to one another. Do they belong together? You will have to read to find out. DeLucia puts a twist on the so called “opposites-attract” love story. These two live together and have known each other for a while. Even when they realize the attraction, it doesn’t always mean they will act on it. We were obsessed with every page from the first page and couldn’t put it down. We guarantee you will finish this book in one sitting. This was acutally the first book we have read by DeLucia and we are fans for life. Thank you for writing such a perfectly imperfect love story!!! 

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Shevaun DeLucia, author of the Eternal Mixture Series and A Forbidden Love Series, lives in upstate New York with her husband, four children, and two dogs. As a stay-at-home mom while her children were young, she fell in love with reading. She indulged in the small moments that took her away from the reality of her loud, rambunctious household, bringing her into a world of fantasy. When reading wasn’t enough to satisfy her, she turned to writing, determined to create the perfect ending of her own.





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