Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Great Summer Reads Countdown Blitz Storm Child by Melanie Mason Day 8

is an author, designer, photographer, and flight attendant all rolled into one.
She has told stories all her life and finds her passion in sharing the plots
that spin through her head. She now lives in Portland, Oregon, with her two
dachshund-chihuahua dogs. She loves the beauty of the Pacific Northwest that
feeds her imagination.

When no one is listening, Melanie loves to belt Broadway songs in her living
room and car. Someday she hopes to be on a flight where someone is reading her

escape capture by Imperial soldiers, 16-year-old Eridale Storm leaves the only
home she’s ever known and drags her younger sister into the wilds of
Mericon—the Empire that formed when America collapsed. Hoping to find safety
with their mother who disappeared when Eridale was three, the girls follow
clues that lead them across the country, but the empire hounds their every

The journey draws Eridale deeper into the conflict between the Empire and the
rebel Freedom Fighters, producing questions about Eridale’s heritage, questions
no one wants to answer.

Caught between the threads of deception, rebellion, and betrayal, Eridale
struggles to find out who she is. The answers she finds could lead the country
back to freedom or shackle them under the imperial throne forever.

This is book 1 of a 4 book series and not a stand-alone book.

Top Ten List:

I once stayed
up almost all night to sew a Halloween costume for my friend. I made the
Valkyrie costume from Thor Ragnarok from a picture, no pattern.

I read the
entire Harry Potter series in 4 days. Book seven took me less than 12 hours to

3.   Even
though I’m a flight attendant, I’m terrified of heights.

4.   I
actually think Charmin toilet paper is the worst toilet paper out there.

5.   I can speak in 4
different accents and sound almost authentic. Sometimes when I am by myself, I
talk to myself in accents as I go over scenes from books I’m working on.

6.   I’m
the youngest of six, and I have 20 nieces and nephews.

7.   I
can’t fall asleep watching TV.

8.   I
hate dusting more than I hate cleaning the bathroom.

9.   My sense of smell
doesn’t work very well. I’ve only smelled 10 things in my entire life.

10. I wish we could dress up in costumes at least once a
month. I love playing dress-up. I think that’s why I loved doing theater in
high school and college.

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Rancher in Her Bed by Joanne Rock

Title: Rancher in Her Bed
Series: Texas Cattleman's Club: Houston #4
Author: Joanne Rock

Publisher: Harlequin Desire
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance

Release Date: June 1, 2019


“Just because we leave the party
doesn’t mean the night has to end.”

Rancher Xander
Currin won’t commit to anyone after tragedy broke his heart. But when his
feisty ranch hand Frankie Walsh puts herself at risk to secure her future, his
protective instincts kick in. He offers her a ticket to the rich and connected
at the Texas Cattleman’s Club gala. But soon combustible desires consume them
both…and someone’s going to get burned.

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“Frankie, wait.”
Touching her had been a mistake—he knew it as soon as soon
as his fingers landed on her sleeve that he wanted to linger. To glide his hand
up her arm and around her shoulder to draw her closer. But he could hardly yank
his hand back like he’d gotten scalded without revealing just how damned much
she affected him.
So he let his fingers rest lightly where they were.
“I was hard on you tonight. Let me at least walk you to your
door so I can tell myself I made an attempt to be a gentleman.”
“You’re my boss, not a gentleman,” she argued, then frowned.
“That came out wrong. What I mean is--.”
“But as you pointed out earlier, we’re not on the clock
tonight.” His fingers grazed her bare skin on the underside of her wrist, a
surprisingly tender spot where he could feel her pulse thrum fast.
Her green eyes were wide in the glow of the dome light.
“Right.” Her voice was all rasp and no substance. She
cleared it. “Okay.”
He slid his hand away and stepped out of the truck, walking
around to her side.
He reached up to help her down, but she hopped out on her
own. Wary of his touch? Or stubbornly proud?
Maybe a little of both. She was an intriguing woman.
“Thank you.” She chewed her lower lip and peered up at him
in the moonlight. “What time will I see you tomorrow?”
His gaze zeroed in on her mouth, his own suddenly dry as
“I’ll pick you up at seven.” He was already questioning the
wisdom of this bargain he’d made with her.
If she was affecting him this much now, what would it be
like tomorrow night when they had a whole evening together? Already, the memory
of the feel of her made his hands itch to touch her again. He hadn’t thought
this through well at all.
She nodded, her dark braid sliding down her shoulder. “And,
just so I’m clear, will we be off the clock tomorrow too?”
Was she flirting with him? Or was he reading too much into
it because he wanted her?
The tension of holding himself back was quickly knotting his
shoulders and they’d been together less than an hour.
“I’m going to let you make that call. You can tell me how
much of the evening you want to be business and how much should be…” He
couldn’t think of any way to say it that didn’t sound like a come on. “Pleasure.”
She must have heard it too, because her lips parted in soft
“Good night, Frankie.” He was already imagining her in an
evening gown and liking what he saw.
He played a dangerous game letting his thoughts wander
there, but he’d be damned if he could stop himself.
And with a silent nod, she pivoted on her boot heel and
disappeared inside her cabin.

Author Bio

Four-time RITA
nominee Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn't like. The author
of over eighty books enjoys writing a wide range of stories, most recently
focusing on sexy contemporaries and small town family sagas. An optimist by
nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance fits her
life outlook perfectly--love is worth fighting for. A frequent speaker at
regional and national writing conferences she enjoys giving back to the writing
community that nurtured and inspired her early career. She has a Masters degree
in Literature from the University of Louisville but credits her fiction writing
skills to her intensive study with friend and fellow author Catherine Mann.
When she's not writing, Joanne enjoys travel, especially to see her favorite
sports teams play with her former sports editor husband and three athletic-minded

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All I Know by Tamara Lush

Title: All I Know
Series: Paradise Beach #1
Author: Tamara Lush
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance

Release Date: June 12, 2019


From the
author of Constant Craving comes a hilarious story about a woman who feels obligated
to care for everyone, a sexy Marine who wants to make his first love his
forever bride, and a fake wedding proposal that changes everything.

Kate Cooper
has come home to Paradise Beach to help her mom recover from surgery. After
all, who else is going to run the family's tiki bar? A few months on a Florida
island won't hurt, even if her memories might.

Then Damien
Hastings, her high school crush, walks into the bar one night. He's stunning.
Intense. Way more muscular than when they were in high school. And can't take
his eyes off Kate.

When Damien
finds out Kate needs health insurance, he does what any gentleman would: ask
her to marry him. He's going to Syria for a year as a military contractor, and
has loved her for years. It's the least he can do.

They didn't
return to fall in love. They didn't expect to have the best sex of their lives.
They didn't plan on a farting dog or a fake engagement.

But strange
and wonderful things happen on Paradise Beach...

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Author Bio

Tamara Lush writes steamy and emotional contemporary romance
stories set in tropical locations. Her recent book, Constant Craving, was a
2018 RWA RITA® finalist in erotic romance.  She's married to an
Italian and lives near a beach in Florida. For many years, she was an
award-winning newspaper journalist. In 2017, she was one of 24 writers chosen
by Amtrak to ride around the United States on a train and write
fiction. Tamara's a fan of vintage pulp fiction book covers, Sinatra-era
jazz, 1980s fashion, tropical chill, kombucha, gin, tonic, seashells, iPhones,
Art Deco, telenovelas, coloring books, street art, coconut anything, strong
coffee and journalism.

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Drop Dead Dirty by Jade West

Title: Drop Dead Dirty
A Dirty Gorgeous Series Standalone
Author: Jade West
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: June 12, 2019


Oliver Kent isn’t just drop dead gorgeous…
He’s drop dead dirty too.

I haven’t seen him in a decade. Ten whole years since Oliver
Kent broke my heart and we said goodbye to our teenage dreams forever.
They say he’s a crazy successful businessman now, living
wild in London with a huge bank balance.
And me? Well, I’m still here living the same old small-town
life, pretty sure I’ll never see him again.
Until rumour has it that he’s going to be at our high school
How the damn hell is a girl supposed to cope with the Oliver
Kent effect all over again?
It’s a whole fresh round of want. Filthy, dirty want for the
boy who drove me wild with his filthy, dirty fantasies. So many memories aching
for more.
Just as well life sometimes gives out second chances, isn’t
One thing’s for sure, I’ll be jumping in to take mine.

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Jade has
increasingly little to say about herself as time goes on, other than the fact
she is an author, but she's plenty happy with this. Living in imaginary
realities and having a legitimate excuse for it is really all she's ever

Jade is as dirty as you'd expect from her novels, and talking smut makes her

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Easy Love by K. Alice Compeau

Title: Easy Love
Author: K. Alice Compeau
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 11, 2019
Publisher: Limitless Publishing

I thought my life would be different. I had plans to settle down, and finally start a family with my husband. But it didn’t turn out that way—not when he up and left me for another woman.

Now it feels like I’m stuck in limbo, unable to move forward. With nothing but a broken heart and my new inability to trust, the idea of dating again is frightening.

When the new substitute teacher and my new co-worker starts to show an interest in me, I’m more than reluctant. How am I supposed to love again when my heart has been broken to pieces?

But Grant’s persistence in pursuing me weakens my resolve. I want to be able to love again. I want to at least have another chance at happiness.

Grant might just be that chance. He might be the one… if I’m willing to let go of the past.

K. Alice Compeau is an Air Force veteran and military spouse. 

She discovered her love for writing in elementary school and has been doing it ever since. Her third-grade writing journal is still one of her prized possessions.

When she’s not wrapped up in her imagination, she loves going for walks and listening to music. She also loves spending time with her husband, three children, and three rescue dogs.