January 16, 2017

New Release from C. Kaye

Book: This Time Around
Author: C. Kaye
Genre: Contemporary Romance

A Second Chance at Love…
Raef Alvero has been groomed his entire life to take over as CEO of Alvero & Alvero. He’s also spent his entire life trying to please his father…Even if that meant giving up the one woman he ever truly loved. Now fate has intervened. Raef is faced with handling the buyout  and closing down of a chain of hair salons…one in which Gemma works. Five years has passed since Raef decided to leave Gemma, but everything comes rushing back when he walks into the salon. All the pain, all the memories…all the love. And he knows he won’t let her go again. Not ever, no matter what else he has to give up.
Can be a dangerous thing.
Gemma Warren knew the salon franchise had been sold …but she never expected the new owner to show up at the shop –and she really never expected he would be the same 6 feet of seduction who left her heartbroken and pregnant 5 years ago. But what she’s feeling –aside from total shock – isn’t hatred. The feelings of love Raef left her with have just been buried deep in her heart ,and now that he’s back, keeping them secret from him will be as impossible as keeping their daughter a secret. With pictures of little Charlotte displayed all over the salon, Raef would know immediately he had a child. Then what…? Could he ever forgive Gemma for hiding her?
A second chance is all they need, some time to forgive, but there’s a sinister plan already set in motion—one that will threaten not only Raef and Gemma’s happiness, but the life of their little girl. 

Growing up in rural Louisiana, I dreamed of one day being a writer. Although it took many years to achieve that dream, life has been fulfilling along the way. Being a wife and a mother are the things I consider my biggest accomplishments. My family is number one in my eyes. 
By day, I work in a public school finance. At night and on weekends, I become a writer. Outside of work and writing, I enjoy reading, photography and traveling. I am obsessed with all things Disney and Thirty Seconds to Mars. In addition to my husband and son, my three favorite men are Mickey Mouse, Jared Leto and Shannon Leto. 
I can’t forget to mention my two babies, Beaux--our half Yorkie, half Labrador doggie--and Kat--who is actually a cat.  They complete our little family and have helped with our empty-nest since our children have become adults. They are very spoiled and have a hard time understanding why they can’t be in my lap when I am writing.
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Future Books in the Series

New Release from Heidi McLaughlin

Author: Heidi McLaughlin      
Series: The Boys of Summer, #2
On Sale: January 17, 2017
Publisher: Forever
eBook: $4.99 USD


I've given up everything for the chance to play major league baseball. Everything. Now I'm so close I can practically hear the crowd chanting my name. There's nothing that could take my dream away from me . . .

Unless I lose focus. And Ainsley Burke is the most beautiful, distracting woman I've ever met. When I'm with her, I can't think of anything else.

But no matter how much I want Ainsley, there's no room for love in my game plan. I can give her a quick tour of the bases, but that's it. Then I have to let her go. If she wants to think I'm a love 'em and leave 'em player, fine.

All dreams require sacrifice. I just wish this one didn't mean tearing out my own heart.



If you are a reader who loves romance and sports then Home Run should be the book for you. Heidi McLaughlin has such a knowledge of the ins and outs of sports, that she always brings a level of realism weaved into her fiction. Home Run is the second book in The Boys of Summer series but can be read as a stand-alone. However my personal opinion with stand-alone stories within a series is that you should always start with the first book in that series because there will always be some sort of link that will show up in the following books. So why not get the entire feeling and story, right? 😉😘
Getting back to Home Run, not only is it a sports romance but you will get some very big surprises, have your heart tugged and shattered, and make you laugh out loud from the antics of the Boston Renegades. I enjoyed that I had all my emotions plucked at different times in this book making it seem not predictable which happens a lot  in some sports romance stories. I have no doubts that you'll become a #BoRo fan after reading and will be anxiously waiting for book three, Grand Slam, set for release later in the year. 
And since Heidi is a pro at writing sports romance stories I just needed to know who her favorite sports teams were so I could share with her readers. Heidi's answers are below and enjoy your time reading 
Home Run available 

 What are your Top 5 sports teams representing any sport?

Boston Celtics
New England Patriots
Houston Astros
Boston Red Sox
Gonzaga Bulldogs

Heidi McLaughlin is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont with her husband and two daughters.
Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup, and a Highland West/mini schnauzer, Jill.

When she isn't writing stories, you'll find her sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.


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