Promo Tour For Finding the Right Girl by Violet Duke

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 Finding the Right Girl (A Nice GUY to Love spin-off)

© Violet Duke

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Blurb

From the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author who brought you the Nice Girl to Love trilogy, comes a Nice GUY to Love spin-off…

Brian Sullivan has been in love twice in his lifetime.  He lost his first love to early-onset Huntington’s, and he lost the other more recently…to his brother.  And somehow, his heart has managed to heal itself after both.  Amazingly, without therapy.  That doesn’t mean he hasn’t gotten more wary along the way, however.  In fact, he’s been thinking lately that maybe his brother’s now retired nothing-but-flings rule isn’t such a bad idea.  Unfortunately, being the nice guy poster boy and all, Brian isn’t exactly versed in the fine art of flings.  So he looks to the outrageously ‘unique,’ provokingly button-pushing Tessa Daniels for a crash course.

There’s absolutely no way he’s falling in love with this one…right?

Tessa has no idea what she was thinking telling Brian that she was some sort of fling expert.  She’s never been flung before and she sure as heck doesn’t know where or how to begin flinging a guy like Brian.  It was a temporary lapse in sanity, really—no doubt because of the can’t-help-but-fall-for-him brain fuzz that hits her whenever he’s around.  Not only does the man have her being more herself than she’s ever been in her life, but he’s the only person she knows who seems to have as many demons and skeletons in the closet as she does.  What’s more, he’s got her thinking of the one thing she stopped letting herself even hope for years ago.

A happily ever after.

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Author Bio

New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education who is ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page writing wickedly fun contemporary romance novels. When she’s not arguing with her story characters or feeding her book-a-day reading addiction, she enjoys tackling reno projects with her power tools while trying pretty much anything without reading the directions first and cooking ‘special edition’ dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. Violet lives in Hawaii with her two cute kids and similarly adorable husband.  

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Excerpt

“Babe we can’t,” he somehow managed to punch out.  Voice gravelly, he drew his hands back to safer territory and said roughly, “You’re hurting and your emotions have gone through the wringer tonight.  I can’t take advantage of you like that.”  

And yet still, he couldn’t bear to let her go completely.

“Then don’t,” she replied simply, arms twining around his shoulders.  “Let me take advantage of you.”

Jerking back to put some head-clearing distance between them was about as painful as ripping off his own skin.  

“Sweetheart, why don’t we just hang out tonight?  We can sit and talk more about those dickheads we ran into tonight if it’ll help, or we could just watch a movie…anything you want to do.”  

He quickly snatched her wandering hands as they traveled down his lats and started tugging at the hem of his t-shirt.  “Anything except that,” he groaned.  “Work with me here, woman.”  Raggedly, he put his forehead against hers and counted to ten to try and find the tattered remains of his restraint.  

The thought almost made him laugh.  Who was he kidding?  He had no restraint when it came to Tessa.  By the fifth second, his lips had already found their way back to hers.  

And goddammit if her whole body didn’t just tremble right there in his arms.

She was just so mind-wreckingly responsive.  As usual, without even trying, she was driving him batshit crazy.  

Tapping into a reserve even he didn’t know he had, he broke off the kiss and took another step away from her.  

Then he watched in sad disbelief as her expression became completely shuttered a half an instant later—closing him out behind the walls of a now ten-story castle and a moat filled with fire-breathing piranhas.  

The lightning quick response time of her defenses was a punch to his gut, a tragic reminder of how much she’d been through, how hard she’d had to fight to not let it all destroy her.

“Look Brian, if you don’t want to, you can just tell me you know.  I just thought we had something and we could have a great night exploring it.  But hey, I’m a big girl; you don’t have to make excuses to let me down easy…”

He gave her a look that said he wondered about her IQ before grabbing her hand and dragging it over the zipper of his jeans.  “Does that feel like I don’t want to?”

Her eyes widened, and her grip closed tight around him.

Bourbon soaked shards of glass went hissing down his throat.  “For chrissakes, stop.”  The blood supply in his brain was dipping down to a dangerous low.

And the damn temptress was clearly all torn up about it.  He glared at the smile she was biting back.  “I’m glad you find this so amusing.”

“It’s not amusement, it’s relief.  Here I was thinking it was just me getting affected with my perpetually wet panties around you and all.”

A seriously pained groan escaped him then.  “To preserve my sanity—and your panties—don’t use the word wet in any more sentences tonight.”

She sighed.  “I really don’t know why you’re making such a big deal out of this.  It’s just sex.  I’m not looking for anything serious.  You heard Gavin earlier this evening.  Being the ‘good girl’ was never exactly my thing.”  She brushed up against the hardening ridge tenting his jeans to drive home her point.

With a muttered curse, he clamped one arm around her waist and tangled his free hand in her hair.  “Sweetheart, this thing between us is a big deal,” he said roughly, tugging gently on her hair and nearly losing it when she arched her back in response.  Her fitted tee was so paper-frickin’-thin.  One sharp yank was all it’d take to rip it right down the middle.

Jesus Christ, he needed to find some control.  

“Whether this thing between us lasts one night or ten, when, and yes I said when we have sex, I’ll make damn sure that every single second of it seeps into your bones, burns into your memory, and turns into a relentless craving that makes you forget all the assholes from your past.”  He ran his lips along the thrumming pulse at her throat.  

“And if I’m really lucky, it’ll also help ruin you for all other men completely.

My Thoughts

 If you will remember we first came across Brian in the Nice Guy to Love trilogy.  I will admit I was always hoping that Connor would win the girl in the end. That does not mean that I wasn’t hoping for a Happy Ending for Brian. If anyone deserves it he does.  Brian has had more than his fair share of tragedy in his life, first losing his wife to Huntington’s and then losing the girl he had grown to love to his brother.  Brian was ripe for a HEA.  Enter Tessa.  Brian and Tessa have both been wounded by the effect that Huntington’s disease has had on their individual lives.  They both make erroneous assumptions about the other which leads to some interesting situations.  These two people are wounded at the core and you spend much of the time wondering how their story is going to play out. I won’t ruin it by saying more.  If you haven’t gotten your copy yet do.  You will love it!!  This story has it all and Violet has put it all together as only she can.

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Married for Christmas by Noelle Adams

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Hi Guys,
I just finished reading an ARC of
Married for Christmas
 
I loved this book. 
This book has many layers.
It is poignant to say the very least.
On the surface it is about two friends helping
each other out of their own unique situations
but when you dig a little deeper you find two
very wounded people who have each decided
in their own way that they don’t deserve to
be truly happy. 
Fear is definitely a theme in this story
but so is friendship and love. 
This book will release in December and
I encourage you to get it when it does.
You will not be sorry.
Leslie

Michael & Shyne The Wolf’s Mate Book 4

Hi guys,

R.E. Butler has done it again with her fourth installment of The Wolf’s Mate Series called Michael & Shyne. In this book we have Michael who is watching his friends and pack mates fall in love and wondering if he will ever find his own mate, enter Shyne. Shyne is looking for a fresh start and thinking she might have found it when Michael comes to work out at the gym where she teaches aerobics. There is the usual angst and three surly were-hyenas along the way.

Pick up your copy of Michael & Shyne today.

You won’t be sorry you did. 

Leslie

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The Release of Midnight Ink Is Upon Us

Midnight Ink to release in just 5 days!!

Larral loves books 

Hi Guys,

 Yes, it’s true!!

 The release of the much-anticipated

Midnight Ink is just 5 days away!!

Midnight Ink releases on Nov. 19th 2013

One tattoo shop in one infamous city sets the stage for eight stories about

resolutions, kink, love, and ink. Get ready to let the good times roll!!

 Midnight Ink includes stories by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors:

 Report for Booty by Jayne Rylon

Picture Her Bound bySidney Bristol

Not So Over Eli by Robin L. Rotham

Inked Memories by PG Forte

To The Bone by R.G. Alexander

Dangerously Inked by Eden Bradley

Ink Inspired by Carrie Ann Ryan

And

Blank Canvas by Mari Carr

 Come join in all the fun and get eight brand new stories in one fantastic collection!!

Leslie

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The Release of Midnight Ink Is Upon Us

Hi Guys,

 Yes, it’s true!!

 The release of the much-anticipated

Midnight Ink is just 5 days away!!

Midnight Ink releases on Nov. 19th 2013

One tattoo shop in one infamous city sets the stage for eight stories about

resolutions, kink, love, and ink. Get ready to let the good times roll!!

 Midnight Ink includes stories by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors:

 Report for Booty by Jayne Rylon

Picture Her Bound by Sidney Bristol

Not So Over Eli by Robin L. Rotham

Inked Memories by PG Forte

To The Bone by R.G. Alexander

Dangerously Inked by Eden Bradley

Ink Inspired by Carrie Ann Ryan

And

Blank Canvas by Mari Carr

 Come join in all the fun and get eight brand new stories in one fantastic collection!!

Leslie

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EVER AFTER IS HERE AT LAST!!

 

Hi all,

 

Well, the day we have all been waiting for with bated breath has finally arrived. 

That’s right, EVER AFTER is finally releasing on    

Nov. 12, 2013

EVER AFTER is a collection of five brand new novellas.

 

From Carrie Ann Ryan’s Dante’s Circle series, a demon from the fiery depths of hell must make his choice to follow in the footsteps of his father or love the submissive wolf who lays claim to his heart in His Choice.

From Marie Harte’s Beasts of Burden, Eira, a fierce valkyrie, has spent fifty years trying to get a rise out of her goddess’s guardians. But when the battle-cat shifters give her what she wants, can she handle the heat—and the danger—that comes from loving them?

From Rebecca Royce’s brand new series, the Alphas of each werewolf Pack are on the brink of war. Travis Michaels will use all in his power to keep innocent Lilliana out of danger and into his arms…away from rival Alpha Cyrus Fennell.

From Lia Davis’s Ashwood Falls series, buried pain, old lies, and dangerous secrets aren’t enough to keep the sparks from flying as Sarah Mathews and rebel leader, Damian Archer, try to survive a new threat against their race.

From Leia Shaw’s Shadows of Destiny series, a war is brewing in the supernatural world. Rebel shifter Dalton’s only passion is protecting the colony, and flirtatious misfit, Eden, is a distraction he can’t afford. But as danger approaches, he learns that underestimating the sexy little wolf is a big mistake.

 There is a release party on Facebook starting on Nov. 15, 2013 with prizes, chats, trivia and games.  It sounds like loads of fun. Please join me in celebrating this new release from these five bestselling authors. Hope to see you there.  EVER AFTER will be available starting tomorrow.

Leslie
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New and Exciting from Author L.C. Giroux

Larral loves books 

Review and random thoughts

Hi Guys,

I will start off by saying I am biased about the author I am talking about in this post. L.C. Giroux is one of my favorites.  In point of fact, to my knowledge I own every book she has published and will own all future titles to come.  L.C. has a way of drawing you in from the very beginning and she holds you there to the end.  Her characters have depth and no one could argue that they are all human with all the faults and vulnerabilities that you would expect.  The truth is there are moments that you will want to hug them in one chapter and wring their necks in the next.  That, is part of the charm of the story. These characters have to fight for their happy endings and you are holding your breath and wringing your hands right along…

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