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March 12, 2015

*^*RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW*^*To Cherish and To Hold by Nicole Simone

  
Author: Nicole Simone
Title: To Cherish and To Hold
Release Date: 3/10/2015
  
Luke and Marlene return in the follow up to the Amazon best selling novel, Love of a Rockstar

Marlene Parker got her fairy tale ending. Luke Anderson, her one and only love and their darling little girl are finally a family again. However, nobody said marrying a rockstar is easy. The media is out for blood, groupies are singing on Marlene’s front lawn and people are deeming her the new Yoko Ono. If that wasn’t enough, there is a wedding to plan and pies to bake. An expert in chaos, Marlene doesn’t get easily stressed. That is, until an unexpected pregnancy digs up old insecurities, potentially threatening the life she has worked so hard to gain. 

Will Marlene and Luke vow to cherish and to hold forever? 

Or was their story never meant to be?

To Cherish and To Hold is a novella. Not a full length novel.

 
The group of girls that had been holding a vigil since the news broke Luke was quitting Five Guys was singing loudly and off key. In the past week they’d been camped out, they’d gone through Five Guys’ extensive song list. I wanted to shove extra thick cotton into my ears. Luke had almost called the cops but his manager had discouraged it. He said feeding the hungry vultures known as the media was just asking for trouble.
“You’re dead,” I reminded Luke gently. “Luke Anderson, the rock star is no longer alive.”
“That was never me. I was always just Luke. They chose to see me that way,” he said, referring to his fans.
“I know, but you built a brand.”
“I’m not a goddamn Pepsi can.”
“No, you’re handsome, brilliant, an amazing dad, and the proud owner of Norma Jean’s. That will all come to light eventually. Be patient.”
Luke dropped the curtain and faced me. Endless love shined in his gaze. “I don’t know what I would do without you.”
“If I knew our future would be this….” My eyes darted out of the window to where Luke’s groupies continued to sing. “Or whatever the hell they wrote in some trashy magazine about our brilliant, adorable daughter, then I wouldn’t have been so apt to jump on the bandwagon.”
Luke flinched as if my statement physically wounded him. “Geez, don’t hold back or anything.”
I wrenched my hand away as I stood. It wasn’t his fault his career had an abnormally bright spotlight, but it also was. He chose the life of a musician. Nobody had forced it upon him. Fury blazed in my line of sight. I wanted to punch the reporters, the god-awful groupies who teased Luke with their cleavage, and whoever else messed with the second chance he’d been given with his family.
“I’m going to go for a run,” I said.
He raised an eyebrow. “You don’t run.”
Turning on my heels, my body hummed with pent up aggression, waiting and ready to be released. “I do now.”
That fiancĂ© of mine melted my defenses like nobody else. While having Luke gone for a month sounded as appealing as a root canal, I would be a selfish idiot to force him to stay home. He’d made the ultimate sacrifice for Nil and me, showing us he wasn’t the same man. Therefore, I had to trust that the past wouldn’t repeat itself. Luke would come back to us.

This novella was a great addition to the Love of a Rockstar series. We first meet Luke and Marlene in the first book, Love of a Rockstar and find out about their romance. This is a continuation of their lives after Luke decides to give up being in the band to open a restaurant with Marlene and continue on as a family with their daughter Nil.

I loved that Nicole didn’t just write your typical rock romance, and in the end gave us a great second chance love story. This book contained plenty of angst and at times when faced with certain issues, Marlene has a regression of sorts and falls into old habits.  I absolutely love Luke… he’s headstrong, caring, and loyal to a fault. I really enjoyed how he sped the wedding up and how it was sprung on Marlene, it was so sweet and hysterical at the same time.

I can’t wait for book 2 in the series “Broken Lullabies” to be released in June, we were given a peek into the first couple chapters and this book showcases Marlene’s best friend Camille and Matthew one of Luke’s band mates…. It definitely has me intrigued!!

4 Sweet Stars!! 

 
Nicole Simone works in digital media by day and at night, pen’s character driven romance novels that will make your mama blush. She lives in Seattle, WA with her fat bulldog named Humphrey.
 
About the Love of a Rockstar Series
Love of a Rockstar (Love of a Rockstar #1)
Marlene Parker thought she met her soul mate at eighteen but when he left her pregnant and alone to pursue a life of rock n roll, she vowed to never love again. Now four years later, she is being offered the dream of a lifetime. Moving to France with her daughter to start anew. There is only one problem. Marlene’s formative ex is back in town, and his pull is strong as ever.

Luke Anderson has everything a man could want. Fame, fortune and enough beautiful women to last him a lifetime. That is until a young runaway shows him what is truly important. Family. A word in which plagues Luke with regret. As a scared twenty two year old he ran away from the love of his life and their unborn child. Now ready to reverse his biggest regret with only three days to do it, Luke’s fate hangs in the balance. The question is, will he be able to convince Marlene their love story deserves a second chance?
 Author Q&A:
How did you come up with the idea for this story?

From my curiosity about what it’s like to be left behind when you’re spouse pursues their dreams.

Where do you find your inspiration?

The world around me, which is a clichĂ© answer but it’s the truth. I love going on adventures and soaking in different cultures.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

I don’t find the act itself hard but I do find the ability to sit down and focus to be a challenge on a daily basis. 

What are your current projects? 

I’m currently working on the next installment in the Love of a Rockstar series called Broken Lullabies. It’s about Matthew, the lead singer of Five Guys and Camilla.

 

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Title: Bad Boys of BDSM Box Set
Authors: Anita Lawless, Leigh Foxlee, Roxxy Meyer, C.J. Sneere
Release Date: 2/27/2015
Genre: BDSM Erotica M/M M/F F/F and all variations.
Publisher: Wild and Lawless Writers
Cover Art:  Wild & Lawless Writers      

   
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Claimed by the Bad Boy / Her Bad Boy Protector by Anita Lawless
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Claimed by the Bad Boy
Bekka Olson’s ex-husband, Corey Varkov, unexpectedly walks back into her life one day, just as she’s trying to get over their failed marriage. He’s returned to make good on a promise he made long ago—to rekindle their passionate love, no matter what. Hard times and a meddling step-mother-in-law broke them apart, and now secrets threaten to ruin their second chance. The sexy Russian tattooist has no trouble seducing Bekka, but can he re-claim her heart for good?

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His blood runs cold. His heart is ice. Yet she ignites a fire in him he can’t ignore.
After she’s snatched from her home one night, Callie Winthrop’s world is turned upside down. Who is this mystery man who holds her fate in his hands, and just what does he plan on doing to her?
To mercenary Eric Hallows, Callie is just another job. He has demons in his closet no woman could ever accept. But chemistry sparks between them when they touch. She awakens a primal need in him.
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For Taming Two Bad Boys by Anita Lawless and Roxxy Meyers 
EYES WIDE SHUT 
Kylie Preston yearns to be trained by internationally acclaimed dominatrix Mistress Jasmine. She’s out to prove her sister wrong about a BDSM lifestyle clashing with feminism. Now Kylie must pass Mistress Jasmine’s tests and show she’s ready for this world of dark decadence.
EYES WIDE OPEN 
The mistress offers her the ultimate challenge: train two rough and rugged bad boy bikers—Lucien Boudreau and Roane Farrell. For Kylie and Lucien, it’s instant hate from the moment they meet, but for Kylie and Roane, intense attraction sizzles between them.
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Bad Boy Werewolf by Leigh Foxlee 
A year and a half ago, the lead singer of garage rock band No Mercy mysteriously disappeared, and his girlfriend and band mate, Merry, never thought she’d see him again. She moved on and hooked up with the band’s lead guitarist. Then one day he stumbles back into her life and literally falls at her feet! Noah Wilder returns with dark secrets and a curse—he’s become a werewolf. Merry is plunged into a world of monsters and deception and becomes caught in a love triangle. Can she help Noah break the grip the Dark Moon pack has on him, and will she be forced to choose between her new love and her high school sweetheart?


badboybikerMMtest6Bad Boy Biker / Bad Boy Alphas by C.J Sneere
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Haden is trouble walking, and the last thing Taggart ‘Tag’ Wells needs in his life. But the big biker has promised to protect him. The Nighthawks are out for Haden’s blood, and the bear shifter would just as soon give this wannabe tough guy over to them, but loyalty to his MC comes first. Something about the hazel eyed prospect brings out the beast in Tag. Can Haden’s charms soften his heart, or will they lead him into dangerous territory? Book 3 in a new novella series from the Wild & Lawless Writers: Bad Boys of BDSM.
For Bad Boy Alphas: Mystery. Murder. Alphas with attitude.
Kit Harrison hates his boss Liam Briggs. Heir to the wealthy Briggs werewolf clan, this music mogul is insufferably arrogant. But after a major project catastrophically fails on Liam, Kit sees another side of the record producer, and they begin a tempestuous relationship.
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Meet the Authors

anitalawless Anita Lawless writes erotica & bdsm romance from somewhere in an urban jungle. With C.J Sneere, she runs Wild & Lawless Writers. Check out all of her titles, plus more from the Wild & Lawless Writers.  
                                                          
Leigh 



Leigh Foxlee lives in rural Canada with her husband and a parade of animals. She is a frumpy editor / copy writer type by day, a sexy Jackie Collins writer type by night, or so she likes to think. She has a soft spot for alpha gentlemen who sweep ladies off their feet. Her erotic romance ranges from sweet to hot and spicy.  Goodreads
 


Roxxy

 Roxxy Meyer likes to be a whispered rumor, and you can never pin the woman down. (Although it's said a lover or two has chained her to bedposts...) A natural wanderer, Roxxy has held many jobs, from failed waitress to temporary dominatrix. She likes to write at night when the house is quiet and she can let the crazy out. Goodreads






CJ 
C.J. Sneere writes m/m fiction from his home amidst concrete giants. That's his fancy way of saying he's an urban jungle dweller. He doesn't do Twitter or Facebook. He's too busy doing bears and pretty boys instead.  



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:::COVER REVEAL:::ECHO (Black Lotus #2) by E.K. Blair

 

ECHO (Black Lotus #2) 
Written by: E.K. Blair
Release Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Genre: Psychosexual Thriller

It's been said the longest echo ever measured lasted 75 seconds, but I can assure you, this will last much longer. The bang deafened the world around me, muting everything into nullity, allowing the reflection of its destruction to live far beyond its intended life. 

It will follow me forever, destroying me—destroying you.

You want answers? 

So do I.

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If you haven't read book 1 yet, BANG, read Jamie's experience and click the purchase link below to  get on the train! 



Synopsis
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They say when you take revenge against another you lose a part of your innocence.
But I’m not innocent.
I haven’t been for a very long time.
My innocence was stolen from me. Taken was the life I was supposed to have. The soul I was born with. The ruby heart embedded in a life full of hopes and dreams.

Gone.
Vanished.

I never even had a choice.
I mourn that life. Mourn the what-ifs.
Until now.
I’m ready to take back what was always meant to be mine.

But every plan has a fatal flaw. Sometimes it’s the heart.

**Due to the dark and explicit nature of this book, it is recommended for mature audiences only as some scenes may be particularly disturbing.**
 

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Jamie's Experience
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What in the ever loving HELL did I just read?  My brain is on serious overload and it’s all thanks to E.K. Blair. I fell down a twisted rabbit hole where nothing is as it seems.  Bang was a seriously messed up, twisted, dark, hauntingly, beautiful tale of heartbreak, and revenge.  I was so glad that I went into this book knowing pretty much nothing about it.  Once I started reading the story just flew by, and before I knew it, I was Bang’d.  Never once did I think I knew what was coming up next, and that is the perfect kind of story to be submersed into.

I absolutely loved, and loathed all of the characters at least one time throughout the whole story.  I connected with Nina on some levels, and felt her pain, and the driving force she had for the revenge she was seeking.

Bravo E.K., BRAVO!  I am seriously in need of Echo.  I need to know what happens, and I can’t wait for the trip that is sure to come with it.  








{**PRE-ORDER TOUR**}The Highland Wolf Clan,The Reluctant Alpha (Book One) by A.K. Michaels

Highland Wolf Clan
The Reluctant Alpha 
(Book One)
by A.K. Michaels
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Cameron Sinclair is a successful businessman, with offices all over the world and a multi-billionaire with all the trappings. He is also a Wolf and he vows never to return to Pack life, or his birthright as Alpha. 

He is ‘summoned’ back to his Highland Pack by his estranged father and things do not go smoothly, resulting in him leaving to help his Uncle in the USA with several of his friends in tow. 

What awaits is heartache, sorrow and the chance for a new life as Alpha of a large Pack. A life with love in it. His first sight of the white She-Wolf affecting him in ways he can’t even understand. 

First, he and his Wolves have to take on a deadly threat, the deadliest of all; a corrupt and depraved Alpha with a horde of guards as immoral as their leader. 

Will he take his chance at love? Or do as he always does; walk away?

Book 1 in the Highland Wolf Clan series. Another hot paranormal romance by A K Michaels!
 

 
A K Michaels, Ava, was born in Scotland quite a number of years ago! She was married at a young age and is mother to three much loved children. After the birth of her last child she went back to higher education and studied for a year before gaining employment in the banking industry. She worked in that role for a number of years before leaving, both the job and the country.

She lived abroad for a few years before returning to Scotland and finally taking up her dream - writing.

She is the author of the Defender's Blood series of books and other series’ including The Witch, The Wolf and the Vampire, Supernatural Enforcement Bureau and also Sabrina's Vampire, together with a Wolf Erotica Novella, Lori's Wolf. Her books fall into the Paranormal/Urban Fantasy genre and she loves writing those particular kinds of stories where she can let her imagination run wild!

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