{Blog Tour w/Giveaway} The Rebound List by Hedonist Six

The Rebound List

by Hedonist Six Publication Date: February 24, 2017 Genres: Adult, Women’s Fiction, Romance, Contemporary

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After nearly four years with Jeff, everything fell apart. I found myself single, scared, but somehow liberated as well. Rather than stumble into another ill advised relationship, my best friend Sally helped me find focus. I would spend the next few months “finding myself” sexually. That’s how The Rebound List was born. My journey begins with the first item on my list – a virgin. But it’s not easy to go from squeaky-clean committed girlfriend to wanton sex goddess. Hopefully I’ll have the guts to follow through! What (or whom) would you do to celebrate your freedom after your first serious relationship breaks down?

 

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Throughout my train journey I keep running through different potential outcomes. What if it's a disaster? What will I say to him when we meet? Shaking hands would be an odd greeting, wouldn't it? I should move in for a hug. But what if I don't like him in person? Crap, he hasn't even seen a proper, picture; what if he doesn't like me? I’d call Sally for a much needed confidence boost but typically, I’ve no network.

I feel like a cigarette even though I don't smoke and I know that'll make things worse. Damn, if I'm this freaked out, how scared must he be right now. We're surely doomed if I don't get myself under control. I'm the one in charge, I tell myself. I've got this. Ugh.

The hotel looks just like every other Etap I've ever visited, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. At least it's impersonal and clean and not so small that we'd feel too overlooked.

The short walk to the cinema feels like it lasts forever and yet not long enough. I'm five minutes late according to my watch. Stupid public transport. And of course in my efforts to keep things simple and anonymous, we didn't exchange mobile numbers and as such I couldn’t let him know of the delay.

It suddenly hits me that we don't even know each other's names. Should we?

With jelly for knees I walk into the bright, glass-covered entrance and spot him immediately standing off to one side. He’s looking at the floor and hasn't noticed me, giving me the chance to check him out first. Wow, I really do like what I’m seeing.

Clearly he has been paying attention to my instructions. He looks great, a crisp white shirt, not too formal dark trousers. He’s big, yes, but I already knew that and I still don’t understand why others consider that a negative; it’s different but not in a bad way. I do adore a bit of facial hair and am pleased that he’s kept it like in his pictures, carefully trimmed. Fashionably unruly hair completes his style. Yes, this is what effort looks like and it suits him wonderfully.

I am already imagining what the fabric of his shirt might feel like under my touch... Fuck. He’s looking right at me.

Immediately I can feel my face burn up as I hurry towards him, already late and now caught staring shamelessly without even doing the decent thing of saying hello first. God, this is embarrassing.

“Uhh, hi.” I try my best to straighten my shoulders and look at him, but the urge to inspect the floor is almost impossible to fight.

He gives me a strange, vacant look.

“You’re...?”

I just nod, forcing myself to look into his eyes momentarily. He has really nice, greenish eyes.

“I’m sorry for... you know...” Clearly my vague hand gesture isn’t doing the job of completing my apology for me. “Being late, staring rudely, that sort of thing.”

I can’t read him and it’s driving me insane. How do people do this without falling to pieces?

“OK.. this is awkward,” he says finally, taking the words right of my mouth.

I let out a sigh in an attempt to sound agreeable. So much for my plan of greeting him with a hug, things are already way too weird as they are.

“Anyway, you look great!” I say with a smile. He shrugs and suddenly I can detect a glimmer of emotion in his eyes when he looks back at me. It’s not positive. 

Shit, he hates me.

“Kind of odd to say that now.”

“What do you mean?”

“If I hadn’t noticed you, you’d have just turned around and walked back out again,” he says.

His interpretation of events is unexpected.

“No way! I mean seriously that’s what you think just happened here?”

I put my hand on his arm and feel the intensity of my heartbeat surge instantly; a sensation not lost on him because he twitches slightly as if I’ve just given him a static shock.

“I was just nervous, is all,” I say.

You’re nervous?” he asks. I nod slowly in response, feeling my lips tense together and eyes widen significantly.

“OK, fuck it. Let’s start over.” I take a deep breath. “Hi! I’m really sorry I’m late, my train was delayed.”

“Hi...” A hint of a smile plays on his lips as he plays along and stretches out his hand as if to greet me.

Still thinking that’s a very weird way to start a date, I instead put both my hands on his shoulders, tiptoe and give him a light kiss on the cheek. I’m intoxicated. Don’t think I’ve ever been one to swoon before but here we are.

“You smell lovely,” I whisper, before letting go of him and stepping back to where I started off.

After a few seconds of shyly grinning at each other he clears his throat and produces two cinema tickets from his trouser pocket.

“I think we should probably head upstairs or they’ll start without us,” he says.

It’s a relief to walk off towards the escalator together where he shows the attendant our tickets. He gestures at me to go up ahead of him. I hadn’t realised how much of a sucker I am for simple gestures like that; Jeff never gave a shit. I have got to stop thinking of Jeff!

Rushing to the correct floor and finding our seats in the last row of the theatre, he suddenly turns towards me.

“Totally forgot to ask, would you like me to get you anything, a drink, snack, whatever?” He looks so apologetic it makes me chuckle.

“Don’t worry, I never go to the cinema unprepared,” I respond, patting my handbag. Indeed, I do have a compulsive need to keep sweets in my purse whenever I go out for the day. I don’t necessarily end up eating them but it’s nice to know they’re there.

We get comfortable in our seats and immediately the lights dim and the movie starts after a few obligatory trailers. I can’t decide whether he’s chosen a horror film because he suspects I’d enjoy it, he’s trying the classic ‘scare the girl in order to get cosy on a date’ move or he likes the genre himself, but I’m probably going to find out soon enough.

The opening credits pass and we’re only into the first scene when I remember the one thing I dislike about cinemas. They keep them too cold and my lack of comfort certainly isn’t helped by the dress and heels I chose to wear today. In my efforts to impress, I chose an outfit not suited to the late autumn climate. My hands previously clammy and cold due to nerves, are now practically frozen, sending chills up my arms and around my back.

Rubbing the skin on my arms through the light sleeves, I try desperately to fight the onslaught of goose bumps without drawing too much attention to myself. I fail on both counts and he leans towards me, asking if I’m cold.

Oh my, I do love his scent even though being this close to him is making the shivers worse. Even so, I decide to fold away the armrest between us and wait to see what he’ll do. Neither of us are paying much attention to the movie at all, completely ignoring the gasps some of our fellow audience members let out at something undoubtedly scary happening on screen.

I subtly scoot a bit closer to him and he does eventually put his arm around me. He’s blissfully warm and I’m so excited to feel him against me, I have to fight every impulse to not start cuddling. It’s way too soon for that, isn’t it?

ABOUT HEDONIST SIX

Call me “H.” or Hedonist if you prefer. I’m a Romance writer based in London and I’ve always been a dreamer, though it didn’t occur to me to write down the stories I kept dreaming up until 2012. You’ll not find flowery language and poetry in my work. What you will find though is believable characters, none of whom perfect, going through life and trying to find happiness. Just like the rest of us. I first started writing because I craved to see more of “my kind of books” on the shelves. In any scenario, you’ll find me rooting for the underdog. The (emotionally) scarred hero who hasn’t really had much (or any) luck in love. The shy office worker who wants to pursue the man of her dreams, but hasn’t quite mustered the courage yet. All my characters are beautifully flawed and messed up, in a way that makes them perfect for one another.

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{New Release w/Giveaway} Believe in Me – Real Love Series Book 2 by Angela Coffey

 

Title: Believe in Me – Real Love Series Book 2

Author: Angela Coffey

Genre: Erotic Romance

With his rugged good looks and quiet demeanor, actor Dylan Cross was the epitome of mysterious sex appeal. Playing the role of the President of an outlaw MC Club put him in the spotlight and meant he never heard the word `no’, especially from California girls. That changed the day he met Tara Black; a small town tattoo artist trying to find her place in the world of modeling for the Alternative Girl agency.

With a past full of horrible memories and emotional demons, Tara hides her insecurities with a beautiful smile. Content being alone, she closets herself from any type of intimacy.

It was a simple twist of fate that sparked their unlikely friendship that quickly blossomed into a heated attraction and unbreakable bond. Since a person can only fight love for so long, they were left with a decision: all or nothing.

When a single phone call opens the flood gates of Dylan’s past, that decision is put on hold as he returns to his home town of Woodstock, NY.

Can Tara handle the life changing issues headed Dylan’s way?

Can Dylan convince Tara that, regardless of the past, he wants her to be his present and future?

Will they find a way to walk through each other’s trials hand in hand, leaving them with a love that is perfectly imperfect?

 

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Angela Coffey is an indie author from the beautiful town of Woodstock, NY. After the release of her debut novel, Alive With You- Real Love Series book 1, she decided to spread her wings and fly. Her new novel, Believe In Me- Real Love Series book 2, is the second book in a four-part series. The Real Love Series can be read in order or as a stand-alone series, either way you’ll fall in love with the reoccurring characters.

Angela is an epilepsy warrior, avid reader, coffee addict, tattoo enthusiast, and lover of B-rate Shark movies. You can find and follow her on Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter.

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{Blog Tour w/Giveaway & Guest Post} Dark Promise by Nikki Landis

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Blog Tour ~ Dark Promise Author: Nikki Landis Genre: Paranormal/Romance Tour Dates: 27th of Feb - 3rd of March Hosted by: Ultimate Fantasy Book Tours

 

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 A love story between two people who live in two very different worlds; is it right to keep a promise when it hurts the one you love? Can the darkness survive in the light? Mare's life is in danger. An unknown enemy seeks to destroy her, only months after her mother's brutal death. Andre stumbles upon her attack, saving her life, immediately drawn to the innocent beauty. Against all odds they seek to find the truth, all the while fighting their mutual attraction, until their passion can no longer be contained. Mare latches onto Andre, attracted to his fierce determination to protect her. Andre's dark promise, hidden in his heart, becomes his only objective. Can he save her in time? Or will he be lost, forever damned, in his pursuit to have her, at any cost?

 

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“For the first time in his existence, Andre wanted to be with only one woman, for the rest of his immortal life. He ached with need. His body and his mind cried out for release. A release he knew could only come from her. She had spoiled him, before they had ever been intimate together. The moment his lips touched that satiny skin, the smooth velvet of her neck, he was completely besotted.

Hooked.

Chained.

Imprisoned.

Sentenced for all eternity.”

― Nikki Landis, Dark Promise

 

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Nikki Landis is the award winning author of over a dozen novels, mostly in the romance genre. She grew up sneaking her mother's romance novels intrigued with the characters, the stories, and the historical settings from authors that have greatly influenced her writing like Johanna Lindsey, Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, and Bertrice Small. She is also a fan of the classics and adores Jane Austen. Books like The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, and The Hobbit have shaped and molded her vision of fantasy and inspired it, contributing to her popular series The Fight for Light novels. Nikki holds two degrees, in Dietetics and Nutrition, and her Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Wellness. She's a wife and mother, spending her free time reading, writing, and enjoying the outdoors.

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{Now Available} Sexiest Dad Alive by M Clarke

Title: Sexiest Dad Alive
Author: M Clarke
Genre: New Adult
Cover Designer: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design & Photography
Photographer: Shauna Kruse
Models: Josh McCann & Daughter
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
Life isn’t a fairytale. Sometimes you have to fight for happily ever after. And sometimes you just have to let go.
Josh Bennett
It was a simple offer.
I invited Isla to rent a room in my five thousand square foot home. Plenty of rooms and plenty of space. But the second she moved in, I knew I was in trouble. I could handle wanting her when there was distance between us, but once we started to play house, all my pent up desire started knocking down walls.
That was my first mistake of many.
The private investigator I hired to track down my ex found her not far from where I live. I should have locked my past behind me, but something urged me to find her. I’m glad I did. But our union left me with a situation to be reckoned with.
When a new fire is lit and old flames rekindle, one will have to burn out.
The decisions I’ll have to make won’t be easy.
No matter what I choose, my heart will break.
International Bestselling, Award-Winning Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.
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{Cover Reveal} Reckless Devotion by Jennifer Domenico

Title: Reckless Devotion
Author: Jennifer Domenico
Genre: BDSM, Erotica
Cover Designer: Wicked by Design
Editor: Mad Hatter Press
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Blurb: He’s a dom, she’s not even a little submissive. It shouldn’t work, but they can’t walk away from each other.
Boundaries will be crossed, trust shattered, secrets revealed. Both need to give up control. Both need to find middle ground.
When it’s easier to walk away, there’s only thing strong enough to bind them together.
Reckless devotion.
One day, many months ago, Jennifer Domenico went to sleep and a beautiful love story played out in her dreams.
When she awoke, she felt compelled to write it down. So she did. The result was her first novel, Turn Towards the Sun and a writing career was born.
Ms. Domenico lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her very Italian husband, a dog that adores her, two cats that tolerate her, and a wicked sweet tooth.
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{Cover Reveal} All That Glitters (Songs of the Heart #1) By Tracy Krimmer

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By Tracy Krimmer
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Women’s Fiction
Age category: Adult
Release Date: summer 2017
 

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Country-music star, Dory Walker, never wanted to come back to the small town of Sycamore Bay. But after her fairy-tale life is flipped upside down, and her marriage becomes a casualty, she has no choice.

Harris Malone is a man with few commitments. He keeps a low profile most days while he cares for his young daughter and helps run his dad’s hardware store.

But when he and Dory run into each other at the local gas station, all either can think about is the searing kiss they shared many years ago.

Can a woman who only wants to rekindle her career and a man who enjoys a no-strings attached lifestyle find everlasting love?

 

 

 

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Tracy KrimmerAbout the Author:
Tracy's love of writing began at nine years old. She wrote stories about aliens at school, machines that did homework for you, and penguins. Now she pens books and short stories about romance. She loves to read a great book, whether it be romance or science fiction, or any genre in between, or pop popcorn and catch up on her favorite TV shows or movies. She's been known to crush a candy or two as well. Her loves include fitness, reading, coffee, dogs, and naps (not in that order), and her dislikes are blue cheese, cold weather, and burpees.

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{Cover Reveal w/Giveaway} The Last Resort by Ember Leigh @EmberLeighAuth

 

 

Rose Delaney is a baby bounty hunter, rescuing children from fugitive ex-spouses. All she wants is to return a recovered child to its mother and get back to her regimented solitary life. But when a snow storm leaves her and baby Emmy stranded, Rose has no choice but to lean on the ruggedly handsome rescuer, who thinks the baby is hers. Holed up in their mountain resort-under-construction and unable to contact Emmy’s mother, Rose’s priority is hitting the road—even if Garrett’s erotic touch entices her to ride out the storm.

Construction boss Garrett Galo loves his job, but he never imagined a perk like being snowbound during a whiteout with the sassy brunette he just rear-ended. He’s learned to stay away from women who want a family, especially when they come with a kid in tow. When passionate nighttime encounters flare between them, Garrett begins to question what he’d risk to keep Rose.

This isn’t the time or the place for romance—but will five days on a mountain make these loners reconsider giving in to love?

 

 

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Ember Leigh has been writing erotic romance novels since she was far too young. A native of northern Ohio, she currently resides near Lake Erie with her Argentinean husband, where they run an Argentinian-American food truck. In addition to romance novels, Ember also writes travel memoirs and occasionally updates a couple of blogs. In her free time, she practices Ashtanga yoga, hops around the world, and eats lots of vegetables.

 

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{New Release w/Giveaway} Cloak & Dagger by Michel Lee King

 

 

A demonic howl rips through the air. Panicked voices call out. Women race through the fields to the sanctuary of their walled village. The wolf howls again. Men barricade the entrance, daughters are wrapped in the protective arms of their mothers. Sons race to assist their fathers.

It is a scene I’ve seen many times. Heard many times. Caused many times. Their fear does nothing for me. I’m not here for them. I am here for the one they harbor, the one they protect. The harpy in maiden’s clothing. I am here for the one who changed me.

She stole my life, my husband, my future, my sanity. Now with the wolf inside I will find her. I will shred her. That harpy will never fly again.

My name is Ashleigh. I am the big bad wolf. And I am here for Rosamund.

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I drink copious amounts of coffee while writing light and dark fiction. It is an obsession of mine (both coffee and writing). I love to create different world people can delve into. Whether set in our world or a fantasy, I love to push my characters through experiences that most of us can relate to. We’ve all been embarrassed by our own actions. We’ve all had those moments you wish you could take back. We’ve all had the “naked on the first day of school” dream. Our idiosyncrasies are what make us human. And, I love to force those traits on my characters to see how they cope with them.

I live in western Washington state in the shadow of Mount Rainier with my husband, son, dog, and the cat that adopted us and refuses to leave. When not writing, I can be found in a library, in the woods, or reading next to the fire.

I am a raging introvert, but I can be found on social media through:

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{Cover Reveal w/Giveaway} Missing Pieces by Stephany Tullis @agarcia6510

Title: Missing Pieces
Author: Stephany Tullis
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Diamond T-K
Cover Designer: Designs by Dana
Expected Release Date: April 11, 2017
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
Chandlerville, Kentucky's plans for its annual Kentucky Derby celebration come to a grinding halt when local newspaper editor, Rachel Blakely, discovers the scoop of a lifetime. She learns that her best friend’s husband, Mayor Fitz Manning, is at the center of an illegal land investment operation. Rachel’s journalistic spirit sags as she wrestles with the win-lose decision of blowing the whistle on the mayor. When a local detective appears unannounced at her office with evidence suggesting town businesses are under attack by unusual outside forces, Rachel postpones plans to confront the Mannings.
Seductively mysterious farm investor, Jairo Aquino, offers to apply his unorthodox skills to help Rachel discover what's what and who's who. The partnership is one that Rachel is petrified to accept and afraid to refuse.
Can she trust him?
Does he possess the answer key?
Or just the key to her heart?
My spirituality is the force behind my being. In my world, there is no life without writing, traveling, family, music and my love of politics. My loves and interests are central to my writing.
I published my first novel The Master’s Plan, A Novel About Purpose in November 2013 and my first Christmas novel, 48 Hours ‘Til Christmas, in November 2014.
BLUE LADY (a short story), published in February 2015, launched my first series, The Angelica Mason Series. The first full installment in this series, entitled BLUE LADY’S Sweet Dreams is scheduled for release November 6th 2015 to be followed by BLUE LADY’S Mission Impossible in Spring 2016.
I love Christmas and all the merriment and joy that it brings! My 2015 Christmas release Love, Peace & Joy is on pre-order, scheduled for release October 30th 2015.
I live in Georgia with my family where I continue to write professionally and have published on Examiner.com as Atlanta's Society and Culture Examiner and in various health related peer review journals.
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{New Release w/Giveaway} A Way Back into Love by Veronica Thatcher @merderlover1 @agarcia6510

Title: A Way Back into Love
Author: Veronica Thatcher
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Notion Press
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Blurb:
Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes, uncertain. People, irrational. But love…well, that makes everything complicated. And when you are caught in a tangled web of secrets, lies, and complex affairs, someone is bound to get burned.
Emily Stevens is a spunky, spirited college girl whose life gets turned upside-down when she realizes she's in love with her best friend of fifteen years, Derek Thorpe. As Emily prepares to confess her feelings to Derek, something happens one night which changes her life forever. Five years later, Emily finds herself in Boston, alone and heartbroken. Will she ever be able to forget the past? And what will she find when she returns home...to the man she left behind?
Veronica Thatcher is an exciting new contemporary romance author. Ever since she was very young, she’s dreamed of becoming a doctor when she grew up. While still forging ahead with that, majoring in pre-med in college, she unwittingly stumbled upon a new dream—becoming a published author. Some may call her an introvert or a wallflower, but she has always found she could express herself better in written, rather than spoken, words. However, never in her wildest dreams had she envisioned she would pursue writing as a prospective career, not just a hobby. Her love for writing goes hand-in-hand with her love for a good romance novel—whether it be a feel-good, sweet romance or a dark, suspenseful one. When she’s not studying, reading, or writing, she is usually found blasting her favourite songs, sometimes singing and dancing along to them.  She dabbles in a number of activities, including painting, karate, singing and dancing. She is a huge chocoholic – probably the biggest – and she is an ice-cream junkie too. She considers herself technologically handicapped forever and has no shame in admitting that. She also deems chocolates her boyfriend, Patrick Dempsey the love of her life, and Friends her life!
Her first book, A Way Back Into Love, is slated for release in February 2017, and she hopes readers will enjoy it as much as she enjoyed writing it. You can reach Veronica through Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Wattpad and Gmail.
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Emily stepped back from him and shook her head. “Oh, you know damn well what I mean. You know what, Derek? I’m done having this conversation with you. I’m so done with this conversation and I’m so done with you,” Emily spat out angrily before brushing past him.
“Emily, wait,” Derek said, catching her by her arm. “Where are you going?”
Emily spun around and gave him a bitter look before looking down at his hand gripping her arm. “Leave my arm,” she said in a low yet threatening voice, “And why do you care where I’m going? It’s none of your business.”
Derek didn’t leave her arm in spite of her warning and said, “Em, you’ve had too many drinks. You can’t drive in this condition. I’ll drop you home.”
Emily jerked her arm free from his grasp and replied in a bitter voice, “Thank you, but no. I’m perfectly capable of getting myself home on my own. I don’t need you to drop me home. Do you get it, Derek Thorpe? I DON’T NEED YOU!” Emily yelled the last words, causing a few people to look their way.