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Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Art of Love by Leslie Pike




Title: The Art of Love
Author: Leslie Pike
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 23, 2019





Blurb


Posing
naked in front of strangers isn’t the worst job.

Besides,
artist Oliver London doesn’t have the luxury of being shy.

Being a
figure model is how he keeps his artistic dream alive.

He’ll do
whatever it takes.
Get naked,
exist on bare necessities, live in a dingy apartment.

A
relationship? Not likely.
The only
woman he ever loved was sixteen the last time he saw her.

Stori Ryder’s unstable childhood has given her a
drive to succeed.

She’s laser
focused on Whiskey River, Manhattan’s hot speakeasy.

Distractions?
They don’t fit in her five year plan.

But the
truth is your first love lasts forever.
You don’t
forget the one who changes the way your heart beats.

When old
friends invite them on a French Riviera wedding cruise, it all comes rushing
back.

Her kiss,
his touch, the love that’s been sleeping deep in their hearts.

***

The Art of Love is a standalone and was previously released as
Sexceptional. There is a new cover, title and blurb but no new content.












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USA TODAY
bestselling author, Leslie Pike, has loved expressing herself through the
written word since she was a child. Her passion for film and screenwriting led
her to Texas for eight years, writing for a prime time CBS series. Leslie lives
in Southern California with her Pom-Poo, Mr. Big. She’s traveled the world as
part of film crews, from Africa to Israel, New York to San Francisco. Now she
finds her favorite creative adventures taking place in her home, writing
Contemporary Romance.


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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The College Pact Series by Gina Azzi


The College Pact Series
Author: Gina Azzi
Genre: Coming of Age/New Adult/College Romance

Cover Design: Regina Wamba, Mae I Design



Releasing June 4, 2019




Sexy surfers. Epic parties. Wild nights.

Welcome to my senior year of college.

At least, this is what I imagine when I accept a
semester-long medical internship in LA, California.

But reality trumps imagination when I meet him.

Cade Wilkins, Astor University football god and projected
NFL draft pick. With thundercloud eyes, a teasing smirk, and a ripped body,
Cade is my game changer.

I fall for him faster than he can score a touchdown.

Except our happily-ever-after is fumbled. 

One tackle ends him.

One party destroys me.

Broken promises. Ugly truths. Ruined futures.

Welcome to my senior year of college.

The real version.

***

The College
Pact Series (originally published under The Senior Semester Series) has been
re-edited and revamped with new content and a fresh look. All books in this
series can be read as standalones.






Releasing June 20, 2019


Rome is for lovers.

Passionate, intense, bold lovers.

I’m a twenty-one-year-old virgin and I’m entranced by
Lorenzo Barca.

He’s an arrogant, unapologetic, sexy as sin, Italian race
car driver who always gets what he wants.

And he wants me underneath him. Or at the very least in the
passenger seat of his sportscar.

Unrelenting, Lorenzo crushes my feeble excuses to remain
detached from everything he makes me feel.

I fall completely in love, in a passionate, intense, bold kind
of way.

But he ruins it by discovering a secret.

And it leads us down a dark, twisted, and dangerous path.

If all roads lead to Rome, then I need an exit strategy.

***

The College
Pact Series (originally published under The Senior Semester Series) has been
re-edited and revamped with new content and a fresh look. All books in this
series can be read as standalones.





Releasing July 16, 2019


They say time heals all wounds. They lie.

Especially my brother’s best friend, Zack.

Because my brother is dead and that’s a wound that will
never heal.

I’m dealing the best I can, numbing my pain with alcohol and
sex of the random variety.

Until Zack literally runs into me on Boathouse Row in
Philadelphia and takes matters into his own hands. He intervenes in my life and
offers a new coping strategy: himself.

His unexpected friendship, brimming with concern and
thoughtfulness affects me.  

Soon, an attraction I can’t deny erupts into a desire I’m
desperate to act on.  

But I can’t fall for my brother’s best friend.

Not now.

And definitely not after I learn the truth about Adrian’s
death.

***

The College
Pact Series (originally published under The Senior Semester Series) has been
re-edited and revamped with new content and a fresh look. All books in this
series can be read as standalones.





Releasing August 14, 2019


Scandal should be synonymous with Washington DC.

I would know; I’m an intern on Capitol Hill.

But I fall for a man even more dangerous than a politician.

I fall for Luke, an underground-boxer-turned-entrepreneur.

With cool green eyes, tightly coiled muscles, and split
knuckles, Luke stands out against the backdrop of crisp suits and polished
shoes. 

He’s jaded, closed-off, and impossible to read.

He’s also gorgeous, determined, and loyal to a fault.

But Luke has a secret, one with compromised allegiances and
a dangerous outcome.

In fact, he’s the greatest scandal of all.



***

The College
Pact Series (originally published under The Senior Semester Series) has been
re-edited and revamped with new content and a fresh look. All books in this
series can be read as standalones.







Author Bio


Gina Azzi writes Contemporary Romance with relatable,
genuine characters experiencing real life love, friendships, and challenges.
She is the author of The Kane Brothers Series, The College Pact Series, Finding
Love in Scotland Series, and Corner of Ocean and Bay. All of her books can be
read as stand-alones. 

A Jersey girl at heart, Gina has spent her twenties
traveling the world, living and working abroad, before settling down in
Ontario, Canada with her husband and three children. She's a voracious reader,
daydreamer, and coffee enthusiast who loves meeting new people. Say hey to her
on social media or through www.ginaazzi.com.


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Assassin's Mark by Ella Sheridan



Title: Assassin's Mark

Series: Assassins #2
Author: Ella Sheridan
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Cover Design: Mayhem Cover Creations
Release Date: June 24, 2019





Blurb


I knew the
minute I saw him that Levi Agozi was too perfect to be real. I didn't care. He
came to me, asked for me, and, dazzled by his dark good looks and the bad-boy
aura surrounding him, I gave in. Willingly.



My father is set to become the next governor of Virginia, and he'll use me to
get there if he has to. He'll hand me over, virginity and all, to the man with
the biggest bank account and political pull.

I wanted
something more.



I wanted Levi. And I had him—until I woke up, disoriented and confused, at his
mercy. He’s a bad boy, all right. A sexy, deadly assassin. And
I'm the pawn torn between him and my father, two powerful men intent on
destroying each other.



I might not understand their war, but I do understand one thing: no matter who
wins, I lose.












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Excerpt

“Get your ass outside right this minute, Abigail, and wait
for Charlie to arrive. I won’t have you shaming this family.”
I was bringing shame to our family? Me? My father
expected me to marry for his convenience, for the good of his political career,
but I was the shameful one? I squeezed down on the cell, the sound of plastic
creaking in protest satisfying something inside me that ached to burst free.
Too bad I wasn’t strong enough to pulverize the damn thing.
And yet, a large part of me believed him. Always had. After all,
if I wasn’t shameful, he would love me, right?
No. Wrong. You’re not going to let that bastard poison
you anymore, Abby.
I wasn’t the Hulk, able to crush a cell phone with a single
twitch of my fingers, but I was strong enough to drop it into the trash can
full of wet paper towels and walk out of the bathroom without looking back. In
the hall, the sight of Levi leaning against the wall, obviously waiting, hands
stuffed into his pockets, brought me to an abrupt stop. My mouth went dry. I’d
spent my life trying to please a man, and look where that had gotten me.
I was already bringing shame to the Roslyn name;
maybe I should embrace the role instead of letting my father’s words cut me to
pieces.
I moved closer. One side of Levi’s mouth tilted up, and he wrapped
those big hands around my hips the minute I came within reach. A gravelly
rumble escaped him, sinking beneath my skin and sending shivers to the deepest
part of my being. Heavy-lidded eyes devoured me, shouting a desire I found hard
to believe, but it was there nonetheless. Hunger. Pleasure. That look sent a
surge of desperation so strong through me that I couldn’t speak if I’d wanted
to.
It’s now or never, Abby.
I didn’t stop or slow. I moved into his space until my body
was pressed firmly against his, lifted my chin, and met the lips that lowered
to mine.






Author Bio

Ella Sheridan never fails to take her readers to the dark
edges of love and back again. Strong heroines are her signature, and her heroes
span the gamut from hot rock stars to alpha bodyguards and everywhere in
between. Ella never pulls her punches, and her unique combination of raw
emotion, hot sex, and action leave her readers panting for the next release.

Born and raised in the Deep South, Ella writes romantic
suspense, erotic romance, and hot BDSM contemporaries. Start anywhere—every
book may be read as a standalone, or begin with book one in any series and
watch the ties between the characters grow.

★ Anything can happen in the
shadows of a sultry Southern night. Explore the heat with the SOUTHERN NIGHTS
romantic suspense series.
★ Secrets and sex abound in the
SECRETS TO HIDE contemporary romance series.
★ Dark desires come to the fore
in IF ONLY, a BDSM contemporary series.

“The perfect blend
of suspense and romance.” – Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

“Ms. Sheridan writes suspense that grabs you and won't let
go.” – Tea and Book

“The perfect kind of naughty…with [characters] that have
great chemistry.” – Alpha Book Club

“A great plot, likable characters, witty banter, and
seductively wicked love scenes—the perfect recipe!” – Blogging by Liza

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Vow of Sacrifice by Emma Renshaw






Title: Vow of Sacrifice
Series: Vow Series #5
Author: Emma Renshaw
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Hang Le

Release Date: June 11, 2019





Blurb


She fled from the depths of hell, her life barely in tact.

Iris is finally living a peaceful life away from all that
she fears. She’s ready to come out of hiding and start living again.

He walked away from a life no one is supposed to escape.

Callan’s been looking over his shoulder for the past two
years. There’s a reason they say the mafia is for life. Now, in a new city, and
as the guardian of his sister, he has the chance to create a life he can be
proud of.

Iris’s world is rocked off its axis when she meets her new
neighbor with turquoise eyes and a protective streak a mile wide. Soon the
chemistry between them sparks to life and it’s not long before passion consumes
them. But their pasts are never too far away…

When those he loves the most are threatened, will the cost
of his sacrifice be his own life?









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Emma loves
to write, just don't ask her to write about herself. If she isn't writing,
you can find her lost in a book or trying to get her doggo to take a selfie
with her. He usually refuses. At the end of the day, you can find Emma at the
closest Mexican restaurant eating queso and sipping on a margarita. She lives
in Texas with her husband and dog.


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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Outplayed by Lila Rose





Title: Outplayed
Author: Lila Rose
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 21, 2019






Blurb


Violet Marcus’s life is settled. She has it all: a place of her own, a
business where her temper has its uses, and great people who work for her.


But something is missing. The problem is, her stubbornness refuses to admit how
lonely she actually is.


She lost the one man she thought she could marry, a university love, but when
their careers drive them in different directions they went their separate ways.


Now he’s back.


He’s also changed.


Unsure if she wants to hug him or throat punch him, she keeps her distance. Or
tries to.

Travis Stewart moves to Ballarat for one
reason—to have Violet back in his life. His love has never diminished. Not
through the years, the distance, or even in the underworld he finds himself a
part of.

He will always love her.

Now he just has to convince Violet that his
heart is hers, and his soul isn’t as black as it seems.

His mission is simple: get Violet to understand
they have a future together before getting kneed in the balls. Easy, especially
as he refuses to be outplayed.









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Author Bio

Lila was born in Brisbane Australia, her step-dad was in the
Army which caused them to move around a lot. They finally settled in country
Victoria, Australia. Being the youngest of four children she admits she was
spoilt a bit. Even drove her mum crazy when she refused to eat meat at a young
age.




Now, Lila lives with her husband and two children.



She started writing in 2013 and self-published the first of the Hawks MC:
Ballarat Charter series- Holding Out. Since then, she has published eleven
other titles, which range from erotica, humorous romance, YA and
paranormal. 




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Blackout: Book Two by Janine Infante Bosco





Title: Blackout: Book Two
Series: Leather and Lace Duet #2
Author: Janine Infante Bosco
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 21, 2019




Blurb


Once upon a time there lived a young girl, who battled
depression and an older man who struggled with addiction. They fell head over
heels in love with one another and foolishly thought their love could conquer
all, that they’d beat the odds and live happily ever after. But some of the
most tragic love stories are disguised as the greatest fairytales.

I thought we were past the pain, that we could finally be
happy. I never imagined I’d be pregnant, alone and battling mental illness
while my husband overdosed in prison. I also didn’t think he’d miss our
daughter’s birth because a judge mandated him to rehab for ten months.

Now, he’s free and I’m broken beyond repair. Disconnected
from everything I ever loved, including my newborn baby, I’m the casualty of another
blackout.

Leather.

Lace.

Him.

Me.

Two tortured souls, navigating Hell, trying to find that
happily ever after—wondering if it even exists.


*This is part two of the Leather & Lace duet and over
70,000 words.*










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Excerpt

Blackout,
Book Two Excerpt: “Not A Single I Love You”
©Copyright
2019 Janine Infante Bosco

Gripping
the doorknob, I draw in a deep breath and hold it. As soon as I find the
courage to open the door, I release the breath and shuffle my feet inside the
room. Before I can take another step, a uniformed officer stands in front of
me.
“Can I help
you?”
“I…I’m his
wife,” I stammer. Silently, he rakes his eyes over me. I’m about to ask if he
needs to see my I.D. or something, but he moves to the side and allows me room
to enter.
“No
touching,” he warns. All too familiar with the rules and regulations
surrounding a prisoner, I jerk my head in response.
“Lace,
baby, is that you?”
My eyes
snap towards the sound of Blackie’s voice and a gasp escapes my lips at the
sight of him. Shackled to the bed by a pair of handcuffs, the man I married is
unrecognizable. Aside from the dry blood and harsh bruises covering his beautiful
face, his left eye is swollen shut and just below the brow there is a deep gash
that’s been stitched with black thread.
“Lace?”
“I’m here,”
I croak.
“C’mere,
let me see you. I need to see you,” he slurs desperately.
The bitter
part of me wants to let him stew and feel everything he inflicted on me in that
courtroom. All the pain and every ounce of heartache. But the bigger part, the
part that loves him unconditionally, runs to his side.
“There’s my
gorgeous girl,” he rasps, turning his head to get a better look at me. “Don’t
cry,” he murmurs. “I hate when you fucking cry.”
“Then
please stop making me,” I say, choking on a sob.
Quietly, he
continues to stare at me, and I watch as his bottom lip trembles. Tears spill
from his good eye as he pulls at his chained wrist. The cuffs slap against the
bedrail and he releases a guttural cry.
“I’m so
fucking sorry,” he rasps. His tone remorseful.
I remain
silent as I stare at him in disbelief, wondering how we got to this tragic
point in our marriage. The longer we continue to stare at one another, I start
to think I’m punishing him with my silence, and I try to find it in me to
respond to his apology.
“How are
you feeling? How’s my baby? Did you get the teddy bear?”
At the
mention of the teddy bear, my gaze snaps to his and his apology is forgotten.
Suddenly, I’m consumed by anger as I recall waking up to find that stuffed toy
in my lap.
“I stood in
that gift shop mulling it over, trying to decide between pink and blue,” he
reveals, pausing for a beat as he tries to crack a smile. His face is too
swollen and all he really manages is a lip curl. “It’s a girl, Lace,” he
continues. “I feel it and I dream of her. Every fucking night, I dream of our
daughter.”
“Stop!”
I can’t
listen to him go on about our baby when he turned his back on us. I’m sure he’s
got an excuse, a grand one at that, but I’m done listening to him. He broke
something between us the day he threw that teddy bear in my lap and he built a
concrete wall between us inside that courtroom. Sadly, I would’ve forgiven him
for those things. I would’ve done everything in my power to piece together what
he broke, and I would’ve torn the wall down until it was nothing but a pile of
dust.
“You
promised me,” I cry, stepping closer to the bed so he can see the pain in my
eyes. The pain he put there. Choking on my tears, I shake my head as my
knuckles whiten around the bedrail. “I heard the baby’s heartbeat, Blackie,” I
rasp. “I reached for you and you weren’t there.”
“Baby…”
“You
weren’t there!”
“I’m—”
“Sorry,
yeah, I know,” I say, shaking my head. “That’s not good enough anymore.”
“I know I
fucked up,” he chokes, his voice raw with emotion. “I fucking let you down, but
if you let me explain—”
“I don’t
want to hear it,” I interject, lifting my hands to wipe the tears rolling down
my cheeks. “How many times are we going to do this, Blackie?”
“As many
times as it takes to get it right,” he answers.
“No! You
don’t get it, do you? It’s not about us anymore. We can’t keep doing this. For
fuck’s sake, you’re chained to a hospital bed. I can’t even touch you,” I
shriek, eyeing the guard who is doing his best to appear invisible. “You know,
I wanted it to be you…I wanted us to go the distance, Blackie. I wanted you to
be the one who remained at my side when I lost myself. I wanted you to be the
man who reminded me of the love we made and the family we created. At the end
of a long life, I wanted your face to be the last one I saw before I died. I
wanted your hand to be the one I held when I left this world. It was supposed
to be you. You promised you’d be that man. You swore on everything we were and
everything we’d ever be.”
“I’m
yours,” he growls. “But you got it wrong, baby. So, fucking wrong. You’re not
going to lose yourself and I’ll never have to remind you of the love we made,
because if you ever forget, I’ll just make you fall in love with me all over
again. Every day, for the rest of my
life. Baby, don’t give up on me. I’m begging you. One more chance. I’ll make it
right. Schwartz is working on getting me out of here.”
Tears fall
endlessly.
Mine.
His.
They’re the
tears of love.
Of two
broken hearts.
As much as
I want to believe everything he’s saying, I know better. He doesn’t mean to lie
to me. He doesn’t mean to break my heart. He doesn’t mean any of it, but he
also can’t help it.
He can’t
help himself.
“You know,”
I start, pausing to clear my throat and wipe my eyes. “I think you like
breaking,” I whisper. My words aren’t meant to be insulting, they’re meant to
inspire. To help him see the error of his ways. I speak to him not as his wife,
but as a trained professional—something, I swore I’d never do. I guess we’re
both going against our word now.
“I think
you like falling apart because for a brief pause, you get to feel whole after
someone picks up the pieces. After the euphoria of being complete wears, you
come crashing down. You realize you did nothing to help yourself, and you do
whatever you can to break again, hoping this time you’ll be the one to pick up
the pieces for yourself. I wanted to be the one who changed you. I wanted to
breathe life into your fragile soul.”
“You
are…you’re everything, Lacey,” he shouts, his voice full of conviction.
“I’m
everything and nothing at all, Blackie,” I whisper. “I spoke with Schwartz, he
says you’re going to have to go to rehab.”
“I’ll get
him to appeal the judge’s decision. Whatever it takes to get me home to you and
the baby,” he insists.
“Blackie,
you have a problem, a serious problem and twenty-eight days in rehab won’t fix
you,” I tell him, watching as his expression goes grim. His jaw tightens and
the air around us changes. It becomes thick.
Too thick.
“What are
you saying?”
“I’m
saying, I can’t fix you. I’ve come to terms with it and now it’s time you do as
well. If the judge sends you to rehab, I think you should go. If you want any
kind of relationship with our child, you will
go.”
“Don’t
fucking do that.”
“What am I
doing?”
“Don’t use
our child against me.”
“I’m not,”
I admonish, hurt he would even suggest the idea. “I’m looking out for our
child. There’s a difference. Blackie, you have no idea how it feels to be on
the receiving end of your bad decisions. You have no idea how heartbreaking it
is to never feel good enough.”
“Don’t I?
Why the hell do you think I’m as fucked as I am? I know I don’t deserve you.”
“No,
Blackie, you think you don’t deserve me. I’ve done nothing to make you believe
that and everything to convince you otherwise. Now, you survived another
overdose and by the looks of it, a beating that probably should’ve killed you.
God is giving you another chance to get right with yourself. Make it count. Not
for me. Not for our baby, but for yourself.”
“And what
happens if I don’t?”
“I think
you know the answer to that,” I whisper.
This story
of ours won’t end with us old and gray. It’ll end tragically with our beautiful
child never knowing its father and me burying the man I love.
“You didn’t
say it,” he murmurs, forcing my attention back to him.
“What?”
“You didn’t
say you love me.”
I didn’t,
did I? Not a single ‘I love you’. Not
even a ‘Thank God, you’re okay’.






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Author Bio


Janine Infante Bosco lives in New York City, she has always
loved reading and writing. When she was thirteen, she began to write her own
stories and her passion for writing took off as the years went on. At eighteen,
she even wrote a full screenplay with dreams of one day becoming a member of
the Screen Actors Guild.



Janine writes emotionally charged novels with an emphasis on family bonds,
strong willed female characters, and alpha male men who will do anything for
the women they love. She loves to interact with fans and fellow avid romance
readers like herself.



She is proud of her success as an author and the friendships she's made in the
book community but her greatest accomplishment to date would be her two sons
Joseph and Paul.





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