Skater Boy by Mary Catherine Gebhard Release Blitz

Title: Skater Boy
Series: Patchwork House #1
Author: Mary Catherine Gebhard
Genre: Young Adult/Sport Romance
Release Date: April 25, 2019
Blurb
Rebels.
Misfits. Bad boys who rule the streets. Everyone’s welcome at the worst kept
secret in town, just as long as you don’t mind getting your reputation—and your
heart—a little dirty.
Welcome to
Patchwork House…
Patchwork
House is a boy’s club—a mean boy’s club. They made an exception for Tweetie
once, and they’re going to make another, because she’s coming home. After two
years away and one too many broken hearts, Tweetie swore off skaters—but she
never expected Flip.
Flip was
the most famous skater in the world until he traded his place at Patchwork with
the little girl whose life he ruined. Now Tweetie’s all grown up, and one
chance encounter brings them together. He knows the right thing to do is
disappear before things get ugly, but he never was very good at being good.
She’s back,
and so is he—all bets are off. Nothing will stop this bad boy from finally
getting his lost girl. They’re written in the stars, and it’s time she knows
it.
The first
lesson Flip taught Tweetie was how to fall.
It was also
the last thing she remembered when they met again, because she didn’t just fall
for him.
She
slammed.
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Excerpt
“I’m so bad for you. If I was a good guy, I’d stop. I’d let
you be happy.”
I didn’t understand any of what he was saying, but the pain
I felt. Deep. In his rocky, strangled voice and his desperate, cracking eyes.
“Whatever it is I’ll understand. If you did something…if
something happened…I’ll understand.”
Tell me. Please.
Let me in.
His stare dug into me, and again I was certain he was
searching for something. I desperately wanted him to find it.
He exhaled, resigned.
“I’m not a good guy. I’m the fucking worst.” He captured my
face in his palms, grip sure and almost painful in its desperation. The way he
looked at me, I was sure he would kiss me. The way I felt, I was certain I
would let him.
But then, with slow and almost agonizing determination, his
lips came to my forehead. 
I was frozen. Mute. Struck dumb. Everything stopped working
all I knew was his lips on my skin. Soft and so tender, a complete contrast to
his grip digging into my skull.
He pulled back, pressed his forehead to mine, and looked at
me from beneath hooded lids.
“I’m going to put the awe back in your eyes,” he said, and
my breath caught. “You looked at me like I was a god once, and you’ll do it
again.”
Author Bio
Mary
Catherine Gebhard bites off more than she can chew. She’s lived in Salt Lake
City, Utah her entire life, but occasionally goes on vacation from reality.
Don’t worry, she sends postcards.
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Title: The Difference
Author: Kaylee Ryan

Genre: New Adult Romance

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Models: Simon Cooki & Pamela Tremblay Mcallen

Release Date: May 20, 2019

 

Blurb
I’ve kissed
a lot of frogs, just to be covered in warts.  I’ve been lied to,
cheated on, and used more times than I can count.  I don’t have it in
me to keep going.  I need a break from it all.  I need time
for the wounds to heal, and the scars to fade. 
Wouldn’t
you know it’s my luck, to meet a gorgeous man, after declaring my self-imposed
break? He’s charming, sexy, and determined to change my mind.

 

I wasn’t
looking for her, but when I overheard her conversation, I had to add my two
cents. Within minutes of talking to her, I knew she was unlike anyone I’d
ever met.  Bruised from past relationships, she’s built a fort around
her heart. Doesn’t she know the prince always rescues the princess?
I think
about her all the time.  The more I’m around her, the more I want to
be.  I’ve made my choice.  It’s her. Now, all I have
to do is prove to her that I’m the difference.
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Kaylee Ryan is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling
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reading or spending time with family.  Born and raised an Ohio girl,
Kaylee resides in Cincinnati with her husband and their son.
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Luca by Brenda Rothert

Today we are celebrating the release of LUCA by Brenda Rothert. This is a contemporary romance, standalone, and it is the second title in the Chicago Blaze hockey romance series. Purchase your copy now!

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Book Blurb:

Abby

I only have one love now—the home furnishings business I’m building into an empire. Maybe money and success can’t love me back, but they keep what’s left of my heart safe. One-night stands are my way of scratching the occasional itch I get for something more. And no one’s better for that than a sexy as sin hockey player I’ll never see again after one very hot night together.

Luca

I used to love two things: hockey and women. But now my nieces and nephew are my top priority, because I’m raising them after tragedy stole their parents. Somehow I balance single parenthood and my career as a forward for the Chicago Blaze. There’s no time for women, until I get knocked on my ass by Abby Daniels. She’s everything I’ve ever wanted, but her devastating past may end us before we even get started.

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Excerpt:

“Hold still, Uncle Luca.”

My niece Emerson gives me her best glare, but she’s five and cute, so it makes me smile.

“I’m trying,” I tell her, checking out the dark purple polish she’s trying to brush onto my nails.

It’s not my inability to hold still that has more nail polish on my skin than my nails; it’s her technique. My “MANicure”, as my two nieces like to call it, started with my ten-year-old niece Cora and was then passed off to Emerson.

“I found yogurt!” Cora says as she breezes into my bathroom. “It’s got strawberries in the bottom, but that’s okay. This face mask will make you smell good, Uncle Luca.”

I try not to roll my eyes. It’ll be better than the last face mask they whipped up in the kitchen, which had butter in it and was a bitch to scrub off in the shower.

“I have to leave for practice in twenty-five minutes,” I remind the girls. “And I still need a shower. So you have ten more minutes to beautify me.”

“Will you paint my nails, too?” Cora asks me.

“Sure.”

I was shit at painting nails when I first became the legal guardian of my two nieces and one nephew a little over a year ago. With practice, though, I’ve gotten pretty damn good at it.

“How long ‘til Gram and Gramps will be here?” Emerson asks, still painting my thumb nail even though she’s looking at me.

“About four hours ‘til their flight lands, then maybe an hour for them to get to the house.”

Her toothless grin of excitement makes me ignore the nail polish I can feel on my knuckle.

“Emerson!” Cora yells. “You ruined it! That looks awful.”

Cora picks up the bottle of purple nail polish and Emerson’s happy expression drops away.

“Give it to me,” Cora huffs, holding out her hand for the handle to the polish. “I never should have let you do it.”

“Hey, now.” I give Cora a sharp look. “She was doing her best.”

Cora’s eyes flood with tears. Emerson edges closer to me, because she knows what happens when Cora gets upset.

“He won’t let us do spa days if you mess it up!” Cora cries, glaring at her younger sister. “You ruined everything!”

“You didn’t ruin anything,” I tell Emerson. “And Cora, I never said we wouldn’t do this again. We can do a big spa day after my road trip, okay?”

Cora wipes her eyes and nods, still crying. It kills me to see her like this. As the oldest, she carries more of the weight from the deaths of her parents than her siblings. We’ve been in counseling for more than a year now, transitioning through the death of their mother, my sister-in-law Danielle, to the kids’ new life with me as their guardian. The clinical terms for what Cora struggles with—anxiety and controlling tendencies—are easier for me to handle than her breakdowns.

The tension leaves the room and Emerson starts my massage, which is pretty much just her karate chopping my shoulders, while Cora slathers strawberry yogurt onto my face.

“Is your shoulder better?” Cora asks me.

“Yep, it’s all good.”

“Think my mashage helped?” Emerson asks from behind me.

She can’t pronounce some words, and I kinda hope that’ll last longer, because it gets me every time.

“It definitely helped,” I tell her.

I tweaked my shoulder at practice yesterday, and Cora noticed me wince when I was taking out the trash last night. She worries about every sinus cold and bruise I get. I can’t blame the kid. Her dad, my brother Matt, died serving in Iraq and her mom passed away from cancer a year later.

“Hey, let’s get your nails painted, Cora,” I say after glancing at my watch. “I’ve only got five minutes til I have to hit the shower.” I turn to Emerson. “Can you go get the nail polish remover, peanut?”

“Okay.” She races from the room, brown curls flying behind her.

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My Review

Brenda Rothert authored one of the very first hockey romance series that I ever read. Therefore I believe she is the reason I leave so much money on Amazon as she was part of the reason I got so hocked on hockey. Living in Ireland it isn’t something that we are naturally exposed to or have a predilection to love, it is something I have sought out and fallen in love with. Though with this weeks play offs I am starting to think my heart hates me for it.
An avid reader of all Brenda’s books I was absolutely thrilled when she announced that she was writing a new hockey series. Sports romance is my favourite genre to read and hockey comes out top of that. Anton, the series starter was fantastic and Luca was just incredible. I admit my love for a series grows with every book as we get to know the characters a little more each time and the take root inside of us and we start to feel as though they are friends. Add kids to the mix and well we are just smitten completely. Luca being a single father (OK not biological but he is raising those children) gives him massive brownie points in my eyes (single fathers comes in a very close second to sports, add it to sports and I am a complete goner). Brenda also writes incredibly well, she know how to draw you in to make you laugh and damn her make you cry. Yes, I admit it, there were definitely a few tears shed in the reading of this book. I implore anyone to read this book and not need the kleenex.
Abby, Oh Abby. I would have to say that she is one of my favourite female characters in a long time. That woman is kick ass. I want to be her when I grow up. Kinda. Without all the stuff that made her kick ass. Ya OK never mind. I will just admire her from afar. She is an amazing woman. I can’t really say a hell of a lot else without giving things away and I don’t do that. Suffice to say you will love her. She and Luca are one of those couples that were just destined to be together, to guide each other through the tough times and enjoy each other in the good times.
To say that this book will pull at your heart strings is probably a huge under statement. However it will also give you many heart warming moments and at times you will even laugh and smile. It really is a fantastic work of art by Brenda Rothert and I simply can’t wait to see how she is going to follow it up with the rest of the series.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.

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Crazy For Your Love by Lexi Ryan

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Crazy for Your Love by Lexi Ryan

Release Date: April 9, 2019

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Crazy for Your Love, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Ryan

A family wedding with a fake boyfriend, meddling parents, and an obsessive ex . . . What could go wrong?

The only thing worse than being single at my sister’s wedding is finding out that my ex will be there too. Not just any ex—the guy everyone expected me to marry, the man I came to Jackson Harbor to escape.

Now I need a date, and fast. Enter Carter Jackson—the firefighter who’s dealing with an unwanted five minutes of fame ever since a shirtless photo of him saving a puppy went viral. He’s warding off propositions left and right, and he needs a fake relationship as much as I do.

Sweet and sexy, Carter is completely off-limits. See, I have a rule. A no heartache rule. Not only is Carter my friend and a known heartbreaker, but his job as a firefighter puts him in danger daily, and that’s something I just can’t handle.

The commitment between us might be pretend, but the passion all too real. As crazy as it makes me, I have to keep Carter at an arm’s length. Even that might not be enough to spare my heart.

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Excerpt:

“The whole drive from the hospital, I told myself I wanted to check on you.” Carter wraps his hands around his coffee and looks up at me through thick, dark lashes most women would pay a premium for. “But the second I walked in the door, I knew that wasn’t what brought me here. I want to finish what we started.”

I bite my lip and whimper. “You’re killing me.”

“And when you look at me like that, all I want to do is seduce you into ignoring your better judgment.”

That! my traitorous body cries. Yes, let’s do that!

“But I get it,” he continues. “We’re friends, and as tempting as I find you—as tempting as I’ve always found you—if adding sex to our friendship is out of the question for you, this conversation is over. I want you, but I’m not enough of an idiot to ruin this just to take you to bed.”

My brain stumbles on as tempting as I’ve always found you before landing on adding sex to our friendship. Is that an option? Does that ever work? Crap on a cracker. I’ve known Carter for four years, and I’ve never had to exert so much self-control for something as simple as not straddling his lap.

“Tell me what you’re thinking.” His voice is low, a husky rumble that bypasses my brain and speaks directly to the parts of my anatomy I’d rather exclude from this conversation.

I’m thinking I want you too. I’m thinking we could be naked and in my bed in less than sixty seconds. “I’m thinking you should leave,” I blurt, pushing the words past the other really bad ideas on the tip of my tongue.

He blinks at me, then nods as he pushes out of his chair. “Sure. I understand.”

Jumping up, I catch his arm. I can feel the heat of his skin through the cotton of his shirt sleeve. “I’ve never done this.”

His eyes go wide. “Wow. I thought . . . Seriously?”

“Not sex, you idiot. The whole friends-with-benefits thing. I’m not sure I’m made that way.”

He’s quiet for a long beat. “If you need more than that from me, Tea, I—”

I press my fingers to his lips and shake my head before he can say anything else. I’m not hoping for more. More is out of the question for me with someone like Carter. But even so, I don’t want to hear that he doesn’t want anything either. I know it’ll feel like rejection—even if that makes me a hypocrite. “I don’t want more, but I don’t know if . . .”

I drop my hand from his mouth and lift onto my toes to press my lips to his. I want to know if it’ll feel like it did last night, and the second our mouths touch, I have my answer. Electric need zips through me. I loop my arms behind his neck, planning to take the kiss deeper.

He doesn’t let me. With a hand on either of my wrists, he pulls my arms away and steps back, his eyes dark. “I’ll go. You think. If we do this, it needs to be a decision, not an accident.”

I nod and watch him leave, but I stand there for a solid five minutes, considering running after him.

My Review:

Ok so it won’t come as a surprise to anyone that I am a huge fan of Lexi Ryan. I think that I may have mentioned it a time or two. She is one of those authors with a direct line to my head. As soon as I begin to read her books I am drawn in and everything else falls to the side. Alright so I feed the children but the laundry will be neglected and I will jump up about half an hour before my husbag is due home from work in an attempt to make it not look as though I have been sitting on my arse all day immersed in a fictional world where no one ever cleans anyway. He isn’t stupid but bless him, he wants his dinner so knows better than to say anything.
WOW, I do tend to get a bit off topic. Teagan and Carter. Teagan has always stood out, she has a great personality and I really loved her character right from the very beginning. I wouldn’t say Carter got lost in all the Jackson awesomeness but neither would I say he jumped out at me. Oh no that boy is cunning, he just snuck right up on me and took me by surprise. After all you know what they say, it’s the quiet ones you have to watch out for. Teagan should have been watching out. Or not, cos then she would have missed out on all of that!
Both of them have their issues but neither were so broken that they didn’t want to help the other out, the were just drawn together and to quote another saying “what’s for you wont pass you by”. If ever there was a couple made for each other it is these two. I wouldn’t call them broken but they both have their own issues, hers in the not so forgotten past and Carter with grief and survivors guilt. Two complex issues on their own but so seamlessly brought together by the amazing talent that is Lexi Ryan. If I was stuck on a desert island and could only bring three things I think I would pick her imagination. I swear I don’t know how she does it.
This story is sweet, sexy and gut wrenching all at the same time. You will quite literally have all the feels when you are reading it. Laugh, cry and want to slap a bitch. Take my word for it.

About Lexi:

Lexi Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of emotional romance that sizzles. A former academic and English professor, Lexi considers herself the luckiest girl around to make a living through storytelling. She loves spending time with her crazy kids, weightlifting, ice cream, swoony heroes, and vodka martinis.

Lexi lives in Indiana with her husband, two children, and a spoiled dog. You can find her at her website: http://www.lexiryan.com

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Trust the Push by Kaylee Ryan is LIVE!!!!

Title: Trust the Push
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: March 19, 2019

Blurb

I’m making strides in the world of dirt late model
racing.  With back to back championships under my belt, I’m determined
to win a third and be the youngest driver in history to do so.  I’m
going to make it happen my career is my focus.  That is until the
ultimate distraction in the form of a redheaded bombshell drops into my life.
I know nothing about racing, but when my boss comes to me
with a special assignment, I take it.  Now, here I am traveling from
city to city engrossed in this new world.  I never would have dreamed
that this project would lead me to new friendships and ultimately finding love.
We made a deal, our time together would expire, and we would
part ways.  The only problem with that is I’m not so sure that’s what
I want anymore. She’s pushing at my walls, and I’m trusting her, letting
them fall.
It’s a shame we put an end date on our time together.  I
knew I would fall for him, but I never dreamed that those feelings would run
this deep.  The plan was to walk away, that’s what we agreed to, it’s
just going to be harder than I thought.  I need a new plan one that
helps me move on without him.
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Kaylee resides in Cincinnati with her husband and their son.
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Title: Trust the Push
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: New Adult Romance
Cover Design: Perfect Pear Creative Covers
Release Date: March 19, 2019

Blurb

I’m making strides in the world of dirt late model
racing.  With back to back championships under my belt, I’m determined
to win a third and be the youngest driver in history to do so.  I’m
going to make it happen my career is my focus.  That is until the
ultimate distraction in the form of a redheaded bombshell drops into my life.
I know nothing about racing, but when my boss comes to me
with a special assignment, I take it.  Now, here I am traveling from
city to city engrossed in this new world.  I never would have dreamed
that this project would lead me to new friendships and ultimately finding love.
We made a deal, our time together would expire, and we would
part ways.  The only problem with that is I’m not so sure that’s what
I want anymore. She’s pushing at my walls, and I’m trusting her, letting
them fall.
It’s a shame we put an end date on our time together.  I
knew I would fall for him, but I never dreamed that those feelings would run
this deep.  The plan was to walk away, that’s what we agreed to, it’s
just going to be harder than I thought.  I need a new plan one that
helps me move on without him.
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reading or spending time with family.  Born and raised an Ohio girl,
Kaylee resides in Cincinnati with her husband and their son.
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Pranked by love-Sunniva Dee Cover reveal

Title: Pranked by Love
Series: #LovePranks #2
Author: Sunniva Dee
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cover Design: Monika MacFarlane, 
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Release Date: February 26, 2019
Blurb
Two households, both
alike in dignity… hit a serious snag in their ongoing prank war last
semester.
The Blossoms of #246
and the Dudes of #247 each lost a member to flippin’ Love. (Insert eye-roll
here.)
The
lovebirds/turncoats now plan to move out of their houses and in with each
other. But true prankster talents like Kitty are few and far between, so the
remaining Blossoms are going to make damn sure there’s no shacking up before
Kitty has the perfect replacement for herself.
The Blossoms and the
Dudes agree on very little, but everyone agrees on this: there can be no more
pranks-turned-lovers between the two arch-fratenemy houses.
Yep, everyone
agrees.
Almost everyone.

Guess who the next book is about?
Excerpt
VISIT TO THE IOTA FRAT MANSION
K-Pop opens
the door, candy eyes as bright as ever and flawless features drawn up in a
mischievous smile. He’s wearing rabbit ears, but I know better than to ask.
They’re of the kind that are stuck to a hood so that his whole head is covered
in fake grey fur. The ears are long and soft-looking with pink centers. I want
to pet him.
“My, my,
my,” he mimics every Dude ever opening the door for a Blossom. “What have we
here? Picasso come here and see what we have here. It’s the Blossom who wants
to suck you off!”
“How about
you shut your face?” I ask sweetly. The last time I was here, I magically
avoided the Pirate Punch. The Dude Den’s most infamous concoction consists of
every type of alcohol available. That and jam. Any jam. Unfortunately, even
though I avoided it, I was still lit by the time I ended up in his room.
“Saki is
here to lick your prick!” K-Pop hollers.
“Oh my God,
you’re so stupid,” I say. “Where is he?”
One thing
never fails in 247: every Dude that’s not the one you ask for will appear in
the doorway. Guns is wearing a Viking helmet. Lucian pokes his head out behind
him with wet hair and a comb sticking straight up from it. “Hey, Blossom.
What’s up?”
“She’s here
to—”
“Long Dick,
if you don’t shut your trap, I’ll pour all this paint down your throat.” I hold
up the goddamn ochre. “You know what? I’m too busy for this. I’m going to just
leave the paint here and get going.”
“That
wasn’t the deal, I believe.”
I scrunch
my eyes shut and open them slowly at the melodious, too intimate voice. Finding
a pair of stunning grey eyes above me, I straighten and give Picasso the
stare-down he deserves.
“I’m not as
anal as you, so sorry for forgetting the exact manner in which I am to return
the ochre. Let’s see.” I pucker my mouth like I’m thinking. I’m not gonna lie
and say I don’t enjoy it when his gaze sinks to watch my lips. “Nope, I’ve got
nothing. Unless you wanted me to pour it right on your precious painting
myself?”
He lets out
a small snort and hooks his finger for me to follow him. I’m not too chicken to
obey. And up the stairs of the Dude mansion we go… sober.
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Sunniva Dee
is an Amazon top 100 bestselling author with an eclectic taste in books. Born
and raised in Norway, Sunniva lived in the United States for 17 years before
returning to the mothership. She currently dwells at the midst of a glittering
Nordic winter, where she sucks inspiration from trolls and barn gnomes and cold
little mermaids popping their heads out of the fjords. Oh, and Spotify. Always
Spotify.
Sunniva
dabbles in literary romance, romantic comedy, contemporary romance, young adult
fiction, new adult fiction, dark romance, and paranormal. Unlike some authors,
she was not raised by fairies, and unlike others, she’s not also a musician.
But she boasts a ridiculous sense of humor and an obsession with furry mammals,
both evident in the #1 bestseller, the rom-com Love by Pranks. She’s currently
finishing up book 2 in the #LovePranks series, Pranked by Love, which releases
February 26th. 
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