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November 12, 2015

***Release Day Blitz***Cruel and Beautiful by A. M. Hargrove and Terri E. Laine

Cruel and Beautiful by AM Hargrove and Terri E Laine new adult contemporary romance

Goodreads reviewers love Cruel and Beautiful:

"a romance that will break your heart and melt it at the same time"
"heart-breakingly good"
"This book is about love, the truest and purest kind there is."
"heartwarming and gut wrenching"
"I haven't cried so hard over a book in a good while."
"Beautiful. Simply beautiful."
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Cate Forbes, a dedicated college student with a carefully plotted future, doesn’t know the first thing about love. When she accepts a blind date with a rumored tasty piece of eye candy, she thinks she can get by with a night of fun. Cate’s plans quickly unravel when she gets one look at the sexy…
Drew McKnight.

The relentless hockey-playing medical resident knows what he wants—a career in Oncology and Cate. Although he’s heard the gorgeous brunette is a little relationship skittish, a single night out isn’t what he has in mind. Determined to have her—in every way possible—he shows her just what a future with him would hold.

Only life has other plans. The unthinkable happens and everything begins to shatter. Both in too deep, they will have to fight the cruel and hang onto the beautiful. 

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As soon as I read the blurb for this book, I knew I had to read it. I was excited when I got my hands on it, and dove in immediately. The prologue devastated me, and the book was not only heart wrenching, but heart-warming, as well.  All emotions come into play here. Cruel and Beautiful is my first book from either of these authors, so I didn’t know what to expect with the writing style.  I know, often times, at least for me, sometimes when there’s a collaboration it doesn’t mesh well. However, the writing between these two authors come together so well, you can’t tell where one begins and the other picks up.
This story is told from Cate’s point of view in both past and present tense, which often times more than not, leaves the reader with unanswered questions until it all comes together.  The characters were very real.  The storyline was very difficult but also handled in such a way that a little humor was drawn through it.
Even now, I am having a hard time writing a review, because it’s best to go in blind.  I don’t want to spoil the story line at all.  Just know that you will have every single emotion run through you at one point or another while reading.  Cruel and Beautiful is definitely a book that I would recommend for anyone who loves intense, emotion packed reads!



 
A. M. Hargrove

AMHargrove-AuthorPhotoOne day, on her way home from work as a sales manager A. M. Hargrove realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase. Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodge ball pro and had ├╝ber quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head. Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what laptop out the window. She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone, called her boss, and quit her job. Grinning, she made another call to her hubs and told him of her new adventure (after making sure his heart was beating properly again).

So began A. M. Hargrove's career as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author.

Her books include Adult, New Adult and Young Adult Romances, including, The Guardians of Vesturon Series (Survival, Resurrection, Determinant, reEmergent, and the novella Beginnings); Dark Waltz and Death Waltz (The Praestani Novels); The Edge Series (Edge of Disaster, Shattered Edge, and Kissing Fire); The Tragic Series (Tragically Flawed and Tragic Desires); Exquisite Betrayal; Dirty Nights: The Novel; and The Hart Brothers Novels (Freeing Her, Freeing Him, and Kestrel).

Please find her at www.amhargrove.com.


TERRI E. LAINE

TerriELaine-AuthorPhotoWife and mother of three, I've always been an avid reader. In my early years, my best friend and I would tell each other stories over the phone when we were bored. We called them our "soap operas" and generally revolved around whatever boy we liked at the time.

Over five years ago, I got this crazy idea to write a novel and try to publish it. And the rest is history. This journey has been a blessing, and a dream realized. I look forward to many more memories to come.

Find more about me and social media links at www.terrielaine.com.

^*^Cover Reveal*^* Sophie's Voice by Helen Hardt

Book: Sophie’s Voice
Author: Helen Hardt
Genre: Victorian era, erotic, historical
Release Date – 9th February 2016
Lady Sophie MacIntyre has the voice of an angel, but due to her timid nature, no one ever hears it. After losing a bet to her conniving sister, Sophie auditions for the new musicale at the Regal Theatre run by handsome actor Zachary Newland. Though distracted by Zach’s elegant masculinity and her own nerves, she sings well and earns a role in the production.
Zach is a confirmed bachelor, and his taste in women leans toward the glamorous and uninhibited…until he meets the demure Sophie. Her delicate soprano and understated beauty captivate him. She responds to his inappropriate kiss, but quickly dismisses the heat between them. She’s a lady of the peerage, after all, and not one to associate with a rake like him.
Zach, however, is not so easily dissuaded. He gets what he wants, and he intends to help Sophie find her true voice…in more ways than one.
Helen Hardt is an attorney and stay-at-home mom turned award-winning romance author and freelance fiction editor. She writes contemporary, historical, paranormal, and erotic romance from her home in Colorado. She’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an avid fan of opera and football (as long as her older son and younger son are performing/playing, respectively), and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.

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Title: Enshrine Author: Chelle Bliss STANDALONE Release Date: January 2016 Cover Photo: Eric Battershell Photography Cover Models: Ani Saliasi & Anna Medvedeva

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EVERYTHING CHANGED IN AN INSTANT. I thought I knew what was important, but one phone call sent my life into a tailspin. Alone and afraid, I clung to the one man I shouldn’t. I was warned about him and told to stay away. “He’s dangerous,” they said. But the man who could hurt me the most, gave me the greatest comfort. "He's not who they think," I told myself. But just like an illusion, things are never what they seem.


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Chelle Bliss, USA Today Bestselling author, currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She's a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. Currently she's written a dozen books in three different series. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and hamster.
Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master's degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor's in history. Although history is her first love, writing has become her dream job and she can't imagine doing anything else.

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Title: #Heart (Hashtag Series #6 – Finale)
Series: Hashtag Series 
(These are NOT standalones - must read in order)
Author: Cambria Hebert
Genre: New Adult College + Sports Romance
Release Date: November 9, 2015
 Lovers Gonna Love…
Family isn’t always defined by blood.
Sometimes family is born of love…
Loyalty…
And choice.
Sometimes the bond that comes from someone having your back through the shittiest of times is stronger than anything you get from genetics.
And sometimes you find that piece of your soul you didn’t even know was missing.
I’m a lucky guy like that.
I found a love that will never fade. I found a group of people who aren’t just my friends.
They’ve become my family.
There’s only one place to go from here.
I’m gonna bind myself to Rimmel in every possible way.
I’m gonna bring our family even closer together.
The past has taught me it won’t be easy.
Especially when faced with repercussions from a night that ended in death.
But that’s okay.
Family doesn’t quit each other.
Love like ours never dies.
Happily ever after isn’t just for storybooks.

 
Excerpt from #Heart by Cambria Hebert
**Unedited**
Copyrighted material. Do NOT share, copy or distribute
Braeden and Ivy
“Blondie,” I said, a little firmer this time and peeled her off my chest. “What’s the matter with you?”
Her lower lip stuck out in a pout and then wobbled.
It wrecked me.
The vulnerability she was projecting fucking took me down.
She reached for me again and I let her in, drawing her close and allowing her to burrow in as close to me as she could.
I rocked us both back and forth, a slight movement, but a comforting one. Clearly she needed comfort. Maybe that’s the reason Rim had been driving.
“Did something happen today?” I asked, hoarse.
Whose ass do I need to beat? The possessive bastard in me demanded.
“Promise me something,” she said suddenly, pulling back and blinking the snow from her face.
“Anything.”
Her eyes cleared and she shook her head. “No. No promises. Just tell me I’ll never lose you.”
Relief filled my limbs and made them heavy. I wanted to laugh.
I must have smiled because she scowled. “Why is that funny?”
“It’s not funny. It’s just the easiest promise I will ever make.”
“It’s not easy. It won’t be.”
What the fuck was she talking about?
“Ivy.” A hard note creeped into my tone. “Listen to me and listen good.”
Her eyes bounced between mine, like she was searching for something… but I didn’t know what. I’d give it to her, fuck I’d give her anything if I only knew what it was she needed.
“You listening?” I demanded.
Really, I was stalling for time.
I had to pull out some words right now. We all know how very little I liked words.
She nodded.
“I don’t know what’s gotten into that beautiful head of yours today and honestly it doesn’t really matter. Not for this. I’m not going anywhere. Never. Hell, I should be the one asking you to make that promise.”
She snorted. Clearly she’d spent the afternoon with my sister.
“Its ridiculous, right?” I asked.
She nodded, but then I saw the doubt creep into her eyes.
I took her face in my hands, noting how cold her skin felt. “It’s just as easy for me to make that promise as it is for you. You have to trust me, baby. You have to trust that I mean it when I say I’m yours and it’s not going to change.”
Why, why was she suddenly being so… so… chick-like?
Hell, we made it through Missy, our mutual attempt to push each other away, rape, Zach… the list went on. Why was she suddenly needing to hear that I wasn’t going to leave her?
“I trust you,” there was no doubt in her voice. “More than anyone.”
It didn’t really matter. The reason. If she needed to hear it then I’d say it.
I tucked her into my side to shelter her from the cold and turned us toward the house. “Come on, Blondie, you’re sexy ass is gonna freeze.”
Inside the garage we passed the Hellcat and Ivy looked up. “I’m sorry, you totally don’t need my emotional baggage right now. Today isn’t about me. It’s about you and I’m dying to know how the meeting went with Anthony.”
I hit the button on the wall so the door could lower. As it moved, the garage dimmed with the lost sunlight. I stopped short of opening the door leading into the house and leaned back against the wood.
She fit between my legs perfectly and I clutched the lapels of her red coat and tugged her close. “My very existence is about you, baby. Everything else is just details.”
Her face softened. “I think that might be my favorite thing you’ve ever said. Besides of course I love you.”
Words for the win!
“Give me some sugar,” I ordered.
She obliged and kissed me.



Cambria Hebert is an award winning, bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house). Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: The Hashtag Series, Text, Torch, and Tattoo. Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC. You can find out more about Cambria and her titles by visiting her website: http://www.cambriahebert.com.
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