Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway: YOU, ME, & LETTING GO by Katie Kaleski

You, Me, & Letting Go by [Kaleski, Katie]

 

YOU, ME, & LETTING GO by Katie Kaleski

Publication Date: May 14, 2019

Publisher: Swoon Romance

Van Sato’s got labels. Tourettes, ADHD, SPD – words that have defined his existence since the time he was old enough to know what they meant. Now, Van wants to prove he’s more than an acronym, a syndrome, a problem kid. He takes a summer job as a day camp counselor to prove he’s capable of independence and moving on to the next phase in his life. Maybe, he might even make a friend while there. Someone who’s got just as many or even more labels than him. Someone who understands what it’s like.

Tabby Dubanowksi wants to forget about everything, the hospitalization, the judgment, the whispers behind her back. As a camp counselor, she will be admired, looked up to, and able to help people who don’t know anything about her old life. Tabby wants a fresh start and a chance to re-ignite her passion for film-making, if only for one summer.

After running away from their pasts, Van and Tabby collide in a storm cloud of attraction laced with self-doubt, insecurity, shame, and blame. Now, with Van feeling like he might have to quit his job, and Tabby struggling to quell the urge to cut, they will struggle to find themselves in a world designed to keep them apart.

Katie Kaleski

 

Katie Kaleski has started down many career paths and held many jobs—indie craft store clerk, pizza maker, photo developer, shoe salesperson and cashier, dental assistant in the army, daycare teacher, student teacher—but her favorite one by far is being a writer.

She’s originally from Chicago, so she says things like pop, gym shoes, and front room. Her favorite food group is sugar, and she loves writing young adult novels.

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$10 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: The Road to Bliss by Denise N. Wheatley

The Road to Bliss
by Denise N. Wheatley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Newly engaged Timber West is a beauty and wellness entrepreneur who
seemingly has it all. But her life is turned upside down when she
breaks off her engagement with Brian after he questions her career
choices and wavers on wanting more children. Timber turns to her
friend Eva for sympathy, which is tricky considering Brian is also
Eva’s father.
Timber eventually finds love again with sexy actor Alex and moves her
company Soothing Bliss into a beautiful commercial space. With an
exciting new man and a business that’s flourishing, Timber feels as
though she’s on the perfect path. But she’s thrown into a
whirlwind of turmoil when Soothing Bliss’s new location is
threatened to be purchased by a callous art curator, and Alex’s
popularity sparks his wandering eye.
Then Brian reappears and they start up an unlikely friendship, giving
Timber just the boost she needs. As Christmastime approaches,
Timber’s wish is that her favorite holiday will bring about a
miracle in her fight to keep Soothing Bliss in its rightful home.
With a little compromise and dose of holiday magic, Timber wonders
whether she and Brian can work through their past and mend a
relationship that perhaps never should have unraveled.
Reader Alert!
Timber West always plays by the rules. So even she’s surprised when she
decides to leave her prestigious job as a chemist and launch a beauty
and wellness company. Her fiancé Brian, who was her chemistry
professor during college and also happens to be her best friend’s
father, isn’t happy with this decision. His disapproval leads to
their breakup, but a devastated Timber eventually finds love again
with a charismatic movie star. Life is good until both her new
relationship and business begin to falter, leaving Timber
reevaluating Brian and pondering whether she should give him a second
chance.
To My Readers:
A story just isn’t a story without a large dose of romance and a
happily ever after. THE ROAD TO BLISS is just that. This novel is a
beautiful tale of love and second chances, with plenty of fun, drama
and turmoil in between! My main character’s love affair feels so
real to me, to the point where I found myself rooting for her in
hopes that everything would work in her favor. Writing this book was
a wonderful journey, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I
enjoyed writing it!

Denise N. Wheatley is a lover of romance, happy endings and the art of
storytelling. She used to cry as a three-year old child when her
mother read to her because she so badly wanted to read the books
herself! Once she learned, Denise constantly had her nose in a novel
(especially the ones she’d sneak from her mom’s bookshelf). She’s
been writing for as long as she can remember and draws inspiration
from Chicago, the city where she was born and raised, as well as Los
Angeles, which is one of her favorite places in the world. Denise has
published several books and novellas with Simon & Schuster, Red
Sage Publishing, eXtasy Books and independently, has written
screenplays and teleplays, and has ghostwritten for some of your
faves. When she isn’t sitting behind her computer, you can find
Denise in a movie theater, on a tennis court, watching true crime
television or chatting on social media.
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$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: Wheeler Series Book by Sara Butler Zalesky

Wheeler
Wheeler Series Book 1
by Sara Butler Zalesky
Genre: Sports Romance
Loren Mackenzie is at the top of her game, leading an elite team of pro
cyclists in the Women’s World Tour in Europe. But for her, cycling
was a way to escape, using the burn of her muscles to cleanse her mind.
After a change in the management of her team, Loren is brought back
together with a man she once loved. His amorous attention resurrects
the feelings she once had for him, but also how he tried to force her
to sleep with him, and the sting of his hand on her cheek at her refusal.
When mishap puts her in the sights of an A-list actor, the flirtation
quickly develops into something more for Loren, but the relationship
exposes her to the tabloid media, dredging up the past she wanted to
bury. It also reveals a dangerous rival who puts her chances in the
World Championship in jeopardy.
Love and obsession collide in the first book of the Wheeler series, can
Loren stand at the center of the storm, or will she lose the success
she has worked so hard to achieve?
In Darkness, There Is Still Light
Wheeler Series Book 2
“Atherton Leaves Her! Has the Actor’s Whirlwind Romance with the Women’s
Pro Cyclist Run its Course?”
Loren Mackenzie knew the headline in The Sun was misleading, but the Elite
Women’s World Champion cyclist still felt the sting. With her
team’s season winding down, reuniting with boyfriend, Graham
Atherton is tops on her holiday to-do list. But as rumors and
innuendo swirl around the couple, secrets they have kept from each
other shake their relationship to its foundation.
Her fragile confidence is tested when Loren discovers details of her
relationship with Felix Lalonde were provided to the media. Still
reeling from the headlines, a bittersweet reunion with someone she
thought lost becomes the catalyst for reliving the fractured memories
of her childhood. Resentment and betrayal only add fuel to the fire
already burning in her heart.
All the while obsession and greed churn into a storm on the horizon,
threatening Loren and those closest to her. When the tempest hits,
what is uncovered tilts the axis of her world.
In the second novel of the Wheeler series, can Loren believe that even
in darkness, there is still light, there is still hope; there is still love.
One Fire Burns Out Another’s Burning
Wheeler Series Book 3
It’s the start of a new year for World Champion cyclist Loren Mackenzie and already,
her luck has taken a nosedive. Tensions rise at training camp in
Mallorca, Spain, with the arrival of team sponsor, Ryzak Sports.
There’s something familiar about Maksim Ryzak’s charm, and while
Loren can see through it, she can’t shake the attraction.
Fingers are pointed at Loren when a reporter hints at her involvement in a doping scheme
allegedly begun by Felix Lalonde. She denies it, but her fears that
no one will believe her drag her down. When pictures of Graham with
another woman are published by the tabloids, a match ignites that
could burn their relationship to the ground.
The Spring Classics begin with races in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Italy, where rivals
become allies and friends become adversaries. Loren is tested in both
mind and body, but she is determined to prove herself worthy of being
a World Champion.
But, as one fire is put out, another takes its place. Loren is still haunted by Felix,
and it’s his voice in her ear in competition, whispering she’s
not good enough. Even with her friends and family rallying behind
her, can Loren free herself once and for all?
**Coming Soon!!**
Sara has never lacked for imagination, but it wasn’t until the Fates
decided to give the string of her life a tug, bringing her romantic
leanings together with her passion for the sport of cycling and Poof!
A story was written down and completed, much to her surprise and chagrin.
She is a (self)published author of women’s fiction/sports romance
novels, Wheeler and Wheeler: In Darkness, There is
Still Light. A third novel to complete the series is in development.
The author resides in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA, with her husband
and their son. Sara is a paralegal for a law firm in Chester County,
Pa, an avid road cyclist, and indoor cycling instructor at a national chain.
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$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: That Second Chance by Meghan Quinn

That Second Chance (Getting Lucky Book 1) by [Quinn, Meghan]

 

About the Book

Title: That Second Chance

Author: Meghan Quinn

Release Date: May 7, 2019

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Summary

It was supposed to be an innocent night, celebrating my brother’s birthday. Nothing was supposed to go wrong. We’d vowed to be on our best behavior after all . . .

But it only took one rowdy night with my brothers to flip my world upside down. One unlucky encounter saddled us with a family curse and the promise of doomed relationships. I laughed it off immediately. “Yeah, right,” I thought. “A love curse. Ha!”

Boy, was I wrong.

Word spreads quickly in a town like mine; rumors about that night soon made us the most eligible yet untouchable bachelors in Port Snow, Maine. As a subject of endless gossip and speculation, I could kiss my dating life goodbye.

It would have stayed that way if Ren Winters, the new girl in town, hadn’t crashed into my life. Brave, beautiful, and smart—her vivacious thirst for a fresh start has given me hope that maybe, just maybe, I can have one too.

Everyone wishes for that second chance . . . but could this really be mine?

 

Get To Know Author Meghan Quinn

  1. In the past few years you have written dozens of novels! First off, how do you find the time? And second, how has becoming a bestselling author changed your life? 

 

I have the best partner in life ever that helps out with everything around the house, including the kids. I also have a very overactive imagination so when I get into a scene, my fingers fly, giving me high word counts in a short amount of time. Even though it looks like I’m working all the time, I make sure to make time for my family, ending every day at five at night. And hitting the USA Today bestselling list was a huge goal of mine I had ever since I started writing. It meant everything to me.

 

  1. What can you tell us about the first time you sat down to write with the goal of completing a novel? 

 

I was a maniac. I wrote the book in a week. Yes, a week. It was insane. I had so much to say because I was thinking about it consistently while commuting an hour and twenty minutes one way to work. When my fingers hit the keyboard, it al flew out of me.

 

  1. What is the best part about being a romance author? What is the most difficult part? 

 

The best part is constantly being able to create, break it up, and then find it again. It’s such an old, classic formula, but it’s my favorite of all time. The most difficult is trying not to gross people out with terminology during sex scenes. There are only so many words that are on the OKAY list. Sometimes it can be restricting.

 

  1. What draws you to writing romance novels? Specifically why is it important that your characters have happily-ever-afters? 

 

Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved love. Instead of going out in high school, I would stay at home and watch romantic comedies. I was fascinated with falling in love and the heartbreak, and then the make up. I love everything about it. I think we all deserve a HEA, why not give it to our characters too?

 

  1. Even though you include realism and heartbreak in your books, the thing readers really takeaway is sense of fun you pack into the novels. How is it you (and your characters) are able to find humor in everyday things? 

 

I’ve always found myself to live in the clouds, in a land of cupcakes and fun, it’s just my personality so whenever I’m in a situation, I usually can find the fun in it and of course, I’m really good at embellishing.

 

  1. Give us a quick snapshot of your newest novel That Second Chance

 

Four brothers, small town romance, all single, all cursed. Will they be able to find love, even though they’re the most eligible yet untouchable bachelors in Port Snow, Maine?

 

  1. What makes Ren and Griff’s story special to you? 

 

Their meet cute is probably one of my most favorite of all time. Wayward moose, volunteer firefighter, a crazed woman new to town, looking for help. It’s all charming, funny, and perfect.

 

  1. What’s next for this series? 

 

Rogan!!! AND OH MY GOD!!! His story is . . . gah! I can’t even tell you how in love with it I am. There is mystery, intrigue, questions that need to be answered and so much swoon you might just fall off your chair while reading.

 

That Second Chance Excerpt

 

I’m counting out our register drawer, trying to stay focused on the numbers whipping through my head, but it’s difficult with Reid’s constant small talk. I jot down another tally mark on the paper in front of me and set aside a stack of bills.

 

“Hello, are you listening?” Reid asks, sounding annoyed.

 

“No. I’m counting.”

 

“Well, I’m talking about you, so you might want to lend me your ear for a second.”

 

Huffing, I set the cash on the counter, knowing my very persistent brother won’t be quiet until I give him my full attention. “What’s up, Reid?”

 

Satisfied, he smiles. “You should ask her out.”

 

“Ask who out?”

 

“Ren.”

 

Yeah, that’s not going to happen. “No.”

 

I go back to counting, but Reid starts snapping his fingers at me. “Hey, I wasn’t finished.” I look back up at him, not even slightly interested in this conversation. “I saw the way she was looking at you today. I think she likes you.”

 

“You’re confused. She was probably just being nice, since I’m the guy who pulled her out of the window of her car after her accident. And even if she does like me, which I highly doubt, there’s no interest on my end. So that’s the end of that.”

 

“Bull,” Reid and Jen both say at the same time.

 

Christ. My two most nagging siblings are ganging up on me. Just what I need when I’m trying to get home and relax.

 

“Can we not make this into a dissection of my personal life, please? I’m not in the mood, and I want to get this done so I can go home.”

 

“Griff, she’s pretty, she’s sweet, and she’s smart. She’s new to town and, I’m sure, could use a friend,” Jen says just as the door opens, its bell chiming through the space. Brig pops in, grease all over his shirt and a smirk on his face.

 

Uh-oh. There’s only one reason why he’d be smirking at me that way.

 

“What are we talking about?” He rubs his hands together and takes a seat on a barstool near the window. “If it’s about the hot new teacher in town, I want in on this conversation.”

 

“We’re trying to convince Griff to ask her out.”

 

Brig slow claps his appreciation. “Novel idea. I think they’re a perfect match.”

 

“I’m not asking her out,” I huff, giving up on the register and leaning against the wall behind me, arms crossed. There’s no way I’ll be able to concentrate on counting while these three are yapping in my ear.

 

“Why the hell not? She’s perfect for you,” Brig says, a little insulted at my rejection. “Before you even say no, you should at least get to know her a little. I told her today she could borrow your truck while her car is in the shop.”

 

I count to five before answering, tamping down my temper. “Why the hell would you do that?” Okay, maybe I didn’t tamp it down enough.

 

“Uh, because she lives three houses down from you?” Brig rolls his eyes as if I’m the stupid one in this conversation. “She needs some help, so be a knight in shining armor, dude. Help out the damsel in distress and then make out with her on the beach. Maybe cop a feel; get some for once.”

 

“I’m not doing that,” I answer, going back to the money, letting them know this conversation is over.

 

“And why not?” Jen asks.

 

“Because I’m not interested in starting or being in a relationship. I’m happy with how my life is right now, and I don’t need anything complicating it.”

 

“But she has heart eyes for you,” Brig says like a jackass.

 

“Don’t worry; there are plenty of Knightly brothers to choose from,” I reply.

 

“Come on, Griff, how fun can going home to an empty, lonely house really be?” Jen chimes in, concern evident in her voice.

 

I shift on my feet, my voice terse. “I like my house. It’s fine. I’m fine.”

 

Silence falls between us, an awkward air moving in like a fast-moving cold front.

 

“Is this because of New Orleans?” Reid finally asks, taking a seat next to Brig. Both of my brothers fix their gazes on me, waiting for an answer.

 

Why is this a thing whenever we talk about my love life? Can’t they just let it go? What happened was … hell, I don’t even know how to describe it. All I know is I don’t foresee love in my future.

 

Claire was the love of my life, and I lost her; in a blink of an eye she was gone. I’m not going through that again. Not ever.

 

Shaking my head, I turn away from my family. This conversation is over.

 

And with that, I take the cash to the back office, where I can get some peace and quiet.

 

Ask Ren Winters out on a date? Not going to happen.

 

And she’s not going to drive my truck either. I think that’s evident in the fact that she drove her car in between two trees.

 

Can’t blame a guy there.

 

***

Author Biography

Meghan Quinn

USA Today bestselling author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. An author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.

Social Media Links

Website: https://authormeghanquinn.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authormeghan.quinn

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorMegQuinn

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7360513.Meghan_Quinn

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$15 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: The Game Plan Series by Breanna Hayse

The Game Plan
The Game Plan Series Book 1
by Breanna Hayse
Genre: Contemporary Romance
The book that began the Contemporary Age-Play Phenomenon is Back and it’s
BIGGER AND BETTER than EVER!
#1 Multi-Genre Best Selling Author Breanna Hayse brings you The Game Plan:
A story of love, hope, healing and discipline under the power of an
age-play relationship.
***
After being abandoned by her father, twenty-year old Cassandra Johnson
fought against being loved by anyone. Even after her mother married
ex-Dolphins Quarterback Big Bill Johnson, she resisted every attempt
to become part of her new family. Her resistance includes any
interaction with the older Johnson boys who seem to enjoy nothing
more than bossing her around. After the sudden passing of her mother,
Cassie grows tired of living under the thumb of her dominating family
and decides to press for independence. She starts by asserting her
obstinate and willful disposition and defying all rules laid out for her.
When Bill goes to Japan for three months on business, he leaves Rob, the
oldest of his sons, in charge. After the deliberate breaking of
several house rules and multiple temper tantrums, Rob decides that a
change to the “Game Plan” is necessary to bring Cassie
under control to prevent her from hurting herself. The first thing on
his list is taking the brat for a well-deserved trip over his knee
for a bare bottom spanking!
Over the years, Rob had watched Cassie grow from an awkward little girl to
a beautiful young woman. He struggles with his feelings when his
interest in Cassie goes far beyond just curbing her naughty behavior.
Her dream of having a life free from control is soon shattered when
Bryon, the second oldest of the Johnson boys, adds some firm-handed
discipline of his own.
The stubborn young woman soon finds herself facing more than just an
old-fashioned, over the knee, bare-bottom spanking. She quickly
learns that the Age-play lifestyle can lead to the healing of a
long-broken and hardened heart. Even though she immerses herself in
the joyful role of being Rob and Bryon’s Little girl, she wonders
if she is truly wired for the type of relationship that they offer
her. She also questions her ability to accept being Rob’s ‘big
girl’ and give him what he longs for by becoming a true submissive.
**Only .99 cents!!**
Time Out
The Game Plan Series Book 2
The sequel to the original contemporary Age-Play book, the Game Plan, is
here and bring you more fun and antics of the Johnson family as they
grow together in Age-play and BDSM relationships.
You’ll meet Krissy, Bryon’s sweet little girl, as she is introduced to the
concept of age play and discovers herself in the process. Suzanne and
Glenn are back, and Suzanne explores her own femininity and puts
pride aside to face her fears and needs as a Domme. Of course, we
can’t forget Rob and Cassie as they grow and indulge in their own
D&S lifestyle. Worlds collide as Cassie and Krissy fight over
Daddy Bryon, Bryon and Glenn fight over Suzanne, and Rob seems to be
the only voice of reason that is heard. And that’s just the beginning…
Publishers Note: the Age-Play Dynamic of the BDSM lifestyle is the most trusting
and intimate of all. It values innocence, trust and nurturing of
consenting adults. If you enjoy this genre, please check out many
more of my AP stories, including a nonfiction piece (The General’s
Little Angel) which shares how I was introduced to the dynamic.
Thank you for reading!
There are more twists and turns, sizzling hot sex, and well-spanked bottoms
than this quiet little suburb of Miami can handle!
The End Zone
The Game Plan Series Book 3
The #1 Best Selling Age-Play Author who launched the world-wide
contemporary Age-Play Phenomenon with The Game Plan and Time Out, brings you
THE END ZONE
***
Life was like a Chocolate Mousse Parfait for Cassie Johnson—especially
since entering the BDSM lifestyle with the two alpha male brothers,
Rob and Bryan. Her Dom and her Daddy Dom give her everything her
Little heart desires—love, attention, pleasure, guidance and even
discipline. They both belong to her, in and out of the bedroom, and
her life finally feels stable, satisfying and secure. But then her
happiness takes a turn when Daddy Bryon announces the probability
that he will make his relationship with his girlfriend, Krissy, a
permanent one. Throwing salt on her wounds, Cassie learns that both
her Doms are interest in sharing her wonderful world with Krissy!
The Little Green Monster is let loose as the young woman faces the pain
of being pushed aside and replaced. Devastated when her Little mode
is carelessly ordered to ‘grow up,’ she decides to end BDSM,
Age-Play and her engagement to Rob. Nothing, or no one, will change
her mind.
Except for Dorian Graye, the Whip Master and the ‘king’ of the BDSM community.
Distraught by Cassie’s withdrawal, Rob and Bryon decide to take her to meet
their mentor. Cassie can’t resist either Dorian’s charm or his
raw ability to read into her needs, and instantly sinks into her
Little place. The powerful Dom and his beautiful wife, Meredith, take
her under their wing to teach her how to release her fears and open
herself to play, passion, and freedom.
Self-doubt disappears in the presence of her new aunt and uncle. Cassie
discovers the love of a BDSM family, all of which are equally happy
to put her across the knee for a humiliating, bare bottom spanking as
they are to spoil her with stuffies and ice-cream sundaes. The more
she releases her Little to them, the greater the joy and freedom she receives.
She has only one concern, and that is if the magic spell of Graye Manor
will disappear after they return home. There she must face the
likelihood that both her Little space and her men will be shared with
the other Little girl. Is her Little ready for such a Big step?
Touchdown
The Game Plan Series Book 4
Breanna Hayse, the #1 Multi-Genre Best-Selling author and founder of the
contemporary Age-Play Phenomena, brings you BOOK 4 of the beloved
Game Plan Series! TOUCHDOWN
****
Following the unannounced departure as the two older Johnson boys take their
shared sub on vacation during Spring Break (End Zone, Book 3),
Kristina Barker is left feeling abandoned, disposable and hurt. A
vague text message from her boyfriend/Dom, Bryon, makes her question
the reality of everything she had grown to love—including him.
Being home alone while the other three explore the pleasures offered at
Graye Manor wasn’t what she signed up for when she agreed to become
part of the BDSM household. Heartbroken and discouraged, she turns to
Domme Suzanne Bichat and discovers that her age-play aunt is also
struggling with her relationship with Glenn, the youngest of the
Johnson boys.
Both women decide that a change is in order, starting with a no limit/no
restriction evening of action and adventure at a local bar—and no
boyfriends or alpha males are around to stop them! However, too many
drinks and a bout with a stripper-pole results in Suzanne’s
ex-husband being summoned to drag the inebriated Domme from the club
with little Krissy in tow. Sir Douglas Bichat, a handsome Brit and an
honored dominant of The Gentlemen’s Club (TGC), employs his special
skills as a loving, but firm, Daddy Dom and brings a sense of
security and value to the two hurt girls.
Even while trapped in an unspoken love triangle with his ex-wife, and
tormented by his own desire for her, Doug hold true to TGC’s Code
of Conduct and places Suzanne’s needs above his own. With Krissy’s
help, he finds a way to draw Glenn into the mix and ensure Suzanne’s
happiness.
Little does he know that a void in his heart would soon be filled as the
four of them grow into a family based on old-fashioned values and
loving discipline. With Krissy as a niece, Glenn as his mentee, and,
surprisingly, Suzanne as a Middle, Doug’s hands are happily filled
with teddy bears, model ships, ice-cream cones, sand castles, and an
occasional paddle to be applied to a cheeky bottom.
The week of Spring Break transforms each of them as the past is revealed,
the future is uncertain, and the present exposes lust, temptation,
unbridled sexual delights, and regrets. With the support of her new
‘parents’ and ‘brother,’ Krissy prepares for Bryon’s return
home where he will be confronted with the truth and a decision that
could permanently shatter the foundation of love and trust.
YES! There is more!
Be watching for Rob and Cassie’s wedding at Graye Manor, a shocking
surprise, and the reunion of two amazing Doms in Book 5- Unnecessary
Roughness!
Unnecessary Roughness
The Game Plan Series Book 5
FANS OF THE GAME PLAN SERIES! BOOK FIVE IS HERE!
From the author who launched the contemporary Age-Play Phenomena with the
Game Plan, we give you Unnecessary Roughness!
***
Krissy’s mind is spinning happily with all the changes in her life. Her family
is growing, she’s engaged to Bryon, and everyone is content… until
a visit to The Playground threatens to shatter the hearts of the
family’s Littles and enrage the Bigs.
In comes Dorian Graye to the rescue! He and the guys set out to make
some permanent changes using the ‘Graye Way’ while his wife remains
back at the house loving on the girls and teaching them every bad
habit she can think of!
Well, we know what the boys will think of that, don’t we?
Amidst all the confusion and chaos, the Grayes discover that Krissy and
Bryon have not had any ‘alone’ time and, within an hour, the couple
is in the company ‘copter with some very explicit orders of how to
spend their mini vacation.
Meanwhile, back at the house, things are chaotic as always. Little do any of
them know, but there’s something stirring in the pot that’s going to
knock all of them to the sidelines!
Note:
This book is a stand-alone; however, why eat the sprinkles when you
can have the whole cake?
BDSM/AP lifestyler Breanna Hayse strives to give her readers truth and
reality of the BDSM/Age-Play/Total Power and Erotic Exchange lifestyle.
Who am I?
I’m a native Californian gone ‘wild’, and had the opportunity to travel
the globe and discover the world through the eyes of both a Marine
Intelligence specialist and a BDSM lifestyler. I left the service to
go into hospice nursing and grief counseling, eventually working as a
marriage and family therapist for those involved in alternative
lifestyle development. This experience has allowed me to gain unique
inspiration for my books and offer realistic plots and relatable characters.
In 2004, my husband, John, and I joined forces to work with both
submissives and dominants- teaching, training, listening and loving.
Our goal was to take the mystery and fear out of the lifestyle and
mentor people in safe, consensual and healthy relationships.
My first book, The Game Plan, was published in 2012 and opened the door
to the now-booming world of Age-Play literature. Since that time,
I’ve devoted my ‘spare’ time to writing, researching, community
involvement, and private and group pro bono counseling in deviant
behavior, alternative lifestyle, and addiction recovery.
I was formally ‘dungeon trained’ as a Domme before discovering my
submissive side when I joined the service. My scenarios are pulled
primarily from either personal experience or observation, including
spending time in BDSM clubs as the safety/medical officer. My
multi-faceted background allows me to glean from many avenues and
give a unique and intelligent literary experience through elements of
fantasy and fiction. I also discuss the questions and psychology of
the lifestyle in a manner that is fun and informative, and based on
‘the real deal.’
I live with my husband, musician, and fellow-author, John Hayse, and
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relationship with speckles of AP (and many trips to Build-A-Bear),
and happily spend every moment together that we can. My hobbies
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Book Tour Grand Finale for
Sing a New Song
By Candee Fick

We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops
you’ll find snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below:

Launch – Note from the Author

I’m so excited to finally get to share Gloria’s story with the world. This series started at The Wardrobe Dinner Theater when an orphaned dancer and a photographer-turned-actress were two of many auditioning for roles in the upcoming season. During the audition, they met Gloria—the resident star—who quirked a finely plucked eyebrow and issued the challenge to “try to keep up.” Needless to say, the pampered diva was not happy to share a company apartment with the two newcomers nor thrilled when the spotlight later shifted. . .

An indie Adventure – Excerpt

Friday, Mid-February

Gloria Houghton turned away from the list and faked a smile as her castmates congratulated her on another supporting role. She forced herself to take a deep breath, and then one more, as she squeezed through the crowd of actors outside the dressing rooms at The Wardrobe Dinner Theatre.

Yet the light-headed feeling remained. What would it take to regain her status as the leading lady? Then again, who was she kidding? She’d hoped for a bigger part this time, but she also knew that her surgically repaired knee couldn’t take the beating. Oh, she could keep living on pain pills and ice packs and try not to limp through the season. The only other alternative was to tell the owners that she needed to take more time off—for what, physical therapy? Another surgery?

Locks, Hooks and Books – Review

“Sing a New Song is the first book I have read by Candee Fick and it definitely will not be the last. I loved this book. Gloria and Nick’s are so very sweet, fun and delightful.”

Jorie Loves A Story – Excerpt

“I’m stuck in the ensemble again. While Evan’s already flirting with his new costar. Ever since I hurt my knee, nothing’s gone my way around here.” A clumsy fall in her kitchen had torn her knee and ripped the starring role from her grasp, leaving behind the pain of dashed dreams and the nagging fear that she would never regain the spotlight.

“Nothing?” Liz gestured to the stage around them. “You’re about to be Milly.”

“A lot of good that will do, because the future isn’t looking so bright.”

“Some things are more important than the spotlight.”

“Well, I guess I haven’t found them yet.” Gloria looked around the stage area. Had it always been so small? “And I’m not sure I’ll ever find them here.”

Among the Reads – Review

“If you haven’t read the other books in this series, don’t let that stop you. Sing a New Song stands on its own. Then again, Candee Fick writes such good stories, it just makes sense to get all of the books and read them from the start.”

The Power of Words – Excerpt

Maybe it was time for her to say goodbye to musical theater too and focus on singing instead.

“I hope you find what you’re looking for.” Liz smiled and then drifted away toward one of the wings, leaving Gloria alone at center stage.

Her voice could be her magic ticket to the future. But where?

She didn’t necessarily want a solo act, so those television audition shows to find the next voice were out of the question. And while actresses flocked to Hollywood or New York City, most singers usually ended up in Nashville—only to get lost in the crowd of hopefuls.

Britt Reads Fiction – Review

“Sing a New Song was a really good book! It is the first book that I have read by this author and will definitely not be the last. The characters in this story felt like real people! . . . Their romance was really well written. I look forward to reading more by this author.”

underneath the covers – Excerpt

If only her new beginning didn’t depend upon a flawless first impression.

Gloria applied another layer of lip gloss and fluffed the curled blond hair around her shoulders. With one last rehearsed smile in the mirror, she stashed the makeup in her purse and exited Sherwood Theater’s restroom.

After a long-distance audition and weeks of rehearsing the music on her own, the time had come to meet the rest of the singers in the brand-new “Rockin’ the Decades” show debuting soon on the strip in Branson, Missouri.

Showtime.

Jennifer Silverwood Blog – Review

“Not every book makes it onto my five-star radar, but occasionally I read something that truly makes me think alongside the hero. Flick has done an amazing job of carrying the reader on Gloria’s journey in a way that makes it personal. A tenderly crafted story about the real magic behind the lights, about what is true instead of what we pretend to be, Sing a New Song is a story that will stay with you long after you turn the last page.”

Hearts & Scribbles – Excerpt

Nearing the backstage area, she scanned the map on her phone to locate the rehearsal room.

Almost there. Gloria glanced up just in time for her foot to slip out from under her on the wet floor. Her weak knee buckled, and the concrete floor came rushing toward her. Reaching for anything to break her fall, her fingers grazed the edge of a rolling bucket of mop water, tipping her phone into the liquid a moment before it—and the mop—toppled over. She landed hard on her right shoulder an instant before a flood of water soaked the upper half of her body.

Ouch. That would leave a bruise.

Splashes of Joy – Review

“This is a really good and well written book! A first for me from this author and I want to read more books from Candee Flick. I enjoyed following Gloria on her journey of finding a life more important than what she has previously lived. . . . I encourage you to grab a copy of Sing A New Song for your own enjoyment. You will find a story of love, forgiveness and redemption. A story of the importance of family.”

Uplifting Reads – Review

“The spark between the two of them is a slow burning flame that is refreshing to get in a romance novel these days. I felt like they also were able to teach each other a lot about life. And of course they were helped out a lot by Granny, who is the wisest one of them all. . . . once I got into it, I greatly enjoyed reading it. Again, I am interested in checking out the rest of the series now.”

Colorimetry – Excerpt

Gloria swiped the mess away from her face in time to spot two dark-haired men exiting a nearby room—her destination. They elbowed past the janitor and helped her to her feet, one on each side.

While taking a moment to regain her balance, she eyed her handsome rescuers. Ah, yes. Thanks to her online research, she recognized them as members of the famous Sherwood clan, the family who was the headline act for this theater but also owned both the hotel down the hill and the cheesy tourist shop next door.

In the dim light, it was hard to tell which one was Gavin and which was Tyler. Still, the twins were even cuter in person, with black T-shirts hugging muscled chests and faded blue jeans encasing long legs.

remembrancy – Review

“I especially appreciated the way Candee Fick made Gloria more relatable and likable in Sing a New Song. The challenges thrown at her from her entry into the theater in Branson are immediate and keep on building until she’s brought to her lowest point and something has to change. And a change of character starts with a change of heart. Gloria is making changes for the better. leaning into the Father she can always count on. . . . This book is an excellent addition to the series that shows that change and growth are possible for those you sometimes doubt the most.”

Fiction Aficionado – Excerpt

After an unsuccessful search in the supply room, Nick led her into the adjacent office. “Have a seat there while I look around.” He bypassed the desk and its cushioned chair, instead deliberately pointing to a five-gallon bucket of something as he made his way across the room.

Lovely. Did he think to punish her for falling, interrupting his work, and making a mess? Well, she didn’t have to stoop to his level of pettiness. At least not today.

Wishful Endings – Excerpt

The twins were her ticket to stardom in Branson, and she needed to make a better impression. Starting with what she could control. Like her hair.

A quick squeeze of the wet half sent a stream running down her arm before she fluffed the strands with her fingers. Even after it dried, the contrast between the curled and non-curled sides would look ridiculous. Unless…

“Sorry, Princess, but I don’t keep any mirrors or curling irons in here.” Nick bit his lip as if trying to hold back a smile.

Hallie Reads – Review

“Seeing Gloria’s growth over the course of Sing a New Song is a delight, plus the romance she finds is entirely heartwarming. It’s the first of Fick’s books I’ve read, but I enjoyed it so much that I know it won’t be the last.”

Singing Librarian Books – Excerpt

Conscious of the passing time, Gloria scrambled out of her wet shirt and slipped into the gigantic dry one. She rolled up the sleeves, then gathered the mid-thigh-length fabric and tucked it into the waistband of her damp jeans. After wringing out her T-shirt into an empty bucket in the corner, she left the office behind and carefully retraced her steps toward the rehearsal room.

Late, damp, and in an oversized mechanic’s shirt.

What kind of impression would she make now?

Reading Is My SuperPower – Review

“Sing a New Song is a love song to music shows (a la Branson or Gatlinburg), family, grace, and of course God who rejoices over us with singing. Gloria and Nick have a simmering chemistry right from the start and it only gets better from there! I’ve loved all the books in this series so far, and I think this one is the best yet!”

Heidi Reads… – Excerpt

At the front of the room, Gloria took a place next to Brittany, who wrinkled her nose at Nick’s monogrammed shirt.

Brittany leaned closer. “Just so you know, there’s only room for one Carrie Underwood look-alike here.”

“I’m not really a fan of country music.”

“And you’re hoping to make it in Branson? Good luck with that.”

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Sing a New Song
(The Wardrobe Series #3)
By Candee Fick
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 275 Pages
May 1st 2019 by Bling! Romance

The pampered diva is about to meet her match

Songbird Gloria Houghton has always needed to be the center of attention, but the spotlight has shifted. Seeking fame and a fresh start, she finds a new stage in Branson, Missouri…only to risk being replaced by a manipulative rival. If Gloria can’t be the star, who is she?

Jack-of-all-trades Nick Sherwood is just one leaf on a vast family tree that includes a restaurant chef, hotel owners, and even the headline act at a family-owned theater. He’s seen how fame can blind a person with jealousy and is more than content to stay in the background thank you very much. If only he wasn’t so fascinated–and irritated–by the newest addition to the staff.

After a disaster of a first impression and financial difficulties land Gloria in the humblest of jobs—with Nick as her boss—it might be time for her to learn to sing a new song.

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About the Author

Candee Fick is a multipublished, award-winning author. She is also the wife of a high school football coach and the mother of three children, including a daughter with a rare genetic syndrome. When not busy writing, editing, or coaching other authors, she can be found cheering on the home team at sporting events, exploring the great Colorado outdoors, indulging in dark chocolate, and savoring happily-ever-after endings through a good book.

In addition to writing clean faith-based romance novels and inspirational non-fiction, Candee coaches other authors with their marketing plans and offers content editing to aspiring novelists. She is a member of both American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the Christian Proofreaders and Editors Network. Her fiction has semi-finaled, finaled, and won the ACFW Genesis Contest and Selah Awards.

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One 1st prize winner will receive: the complete set of The Wardrobe Series (ebook only if international winner, otherwise print copies) plus a $25 Amazon gift card
One 2nd prize winner will receive: Copy of Sing a New Song (ebook only if international winner, US winner can choose ebook or print) plus a $10 Amazon gift card
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Move with me to the Mardi Gras City, Nick had begged. We’ll work the bar scene at night. You can paint all day. We’ll live each minute like it’s our last!

Her boyfriend—now of the ex persuasion—had neglected to mention that four days into their adventure he’d change the rules, leaving Bea homeless and jobless in the birthplace of jazz. She also hadn’t painted anything but artless amoebas the past month.

Sinking lower on her stool, she cupped her drink with both hands. She didn’t sip it right away, letting her tipsiness linger instead. Then a guy in a top hat and cape appeared.

Yep. That just happened.

She looked into her full glass, then back at the mirage, wondering if she was drunker than she’d realized. She had consumed her first drink faster than usual, and mixing cold medicine and alcohol wasn’t the best idea. She squinted harder at the man. The top hat was still there, making its already tall owner stupendously taller. The cape was still there, too.

Not just any cape. A midnight velvet cape with stars stitched through the material.

It was a galaxy far, far away. Right here. In a New Orleans bar.

The cape looked soft and plush. If Bea could rub her face in the fleecy fabric and roll into a cocooned bundle, she was sure she could sleep for a week and wake up in a different life. One that didn’t resemble a fifty car pile up.

The top hat man focused on her, as though sensing the longing in her stare. Or maybe he’d heard her say, “I’d love to nuzzle your cape.”

A thought she’d accidentally unmuted.

He walked toward her like she was the only person in the jazzy room and stopped in front of her barstool. “You can touch it, if you’d like.”

The fabric looked even softer up close, but the sensual timbre of his low voice had her sitting straighter. “If you’re not referring to your cape, things might get ugly.”

She wasn’t above tossing her drink in his face.

His lips twitched. “I do mean the cape. Unless you’d like to try on my hat.” He tipped up the felt brim.

She loosened her grip on her glass, pleased she wouldn’t have to waste a perfectly good martini. But the way her day was going, the hat would probably give her lice. “I don’t accept hats from strangers. Or capes.”

“I believe that applies to candy, not capes.”

“What if it carries an ancient spell and whisks me away to some dark castle where I’ll be imprisoned and tortured until they learn I can’t command the cape’s magic?”

The edges of his eyes crinkled. “A valid point.”

His languid gaze slid down her body and up again. He studied her so long she finally sipped her drink, then he extended his hand. “I’m Huxley.”

The second her fingers—cold and damp from the chilled glass—slid into Huxley’s large grasp, heat shot up her arm. The cape most definitely had hidden powers. “Bea,” she said. “Fascinating to meet you.”

The most fascinating moment of her gray day.

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