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Second Chance Marquess by Jessica Jefferson ❤️ Book Blast & Gift Card Giveaway ❤️ (Historical Romance)

Will this unlikely pair find a second chance at love? Second Chance Marquess by Jessica Jefferson #99cents #Sale #GiftCard #GIVEAWAY A Goddess Fish Promotions event

Will this unlikely pair find a second chance at love? Second Chance Marquess by Jessica Jefferson #99cents #Sale #GiftCard #GIVEAWAY A Goddess Fish Promotions event

This blog post contains affiliate links. Click Here for details. When Wilhemina Turner’s younger sister runs off with a young Lothario, she has no choice but to turn to the notorious rake who broke his promise and her heart, for assistance. George Bartlett, the Marquess of Chesterton, hasn’t forgotten the woman who hurt him so many years ago, but can’t deny her request, knowing that his brother’s reputation, and fortune, is at risk. A series of misfortunes leave the straight-laced widow and committed bachelor stranded, sharing both close quarters and old secrets. But when morning comes, will this unlikely pair find a second chance at love? “Fine.” He looked away first, turning his attention back to the items he’d collected upon his desk. “If you want to join me, then you may.” She squared her shoulders and stood a bit straighter having won their duel of wills. “Good.” Without another word or a single glance, Chesterton left the room. Not one to be left behind, Wilhelmina hurried after him, through the study and up the stairs. “Where are we going?” she asked once they’d reached the top, breathless from the burst of activity. He strode down the corridor, seemingly unaffected by the brisk climb. “To my bedroom.” She immediately stopped. “Your bedroom? Why ever would we go in there?” Chesterton turned back to her, one sardonic eyebrow arched high. “To change,” he answered. “You didn’t expect me to head out in this, did you?” He turned and continued toward the room, looking back at her before entering. “Are you coming?” he asked, voice smooth as warm chocolate. This wasn’t the first time she’d been lured into George’s bedroom. He’d been an earl, the courtesy title bestowed upon him at birth, but more than that, he’d been a gentleman. Apparently, he’d lost that when he’d inherited the Marquisate. His bedroom was no longer an inviting sanctuary, and this invitation was not one of love as it had once been, but a lewd proposition, tenderness replaced by cruelty, as he watched expectantly for her reaction. “I don’t think that’ll be necessary,” she stuttered, trying in vain to remain calm and collected as he started to untie the sash about his waist holding his robe closed. He let it fall to the ground and the robe opened, revealing his chest and torso in all its naked glory. And it was indeed glorious. She quickly averted her glance, whipping her head around and staring attentively at the painting on the wall. “Is something the matter, Mrs. Turner?” She was not about to play this game. She didn’t have the time, and he didn’t deserve the enjoyment it would undoubtedly bring him to see her suffer so. And most importantly, she couldn’t play because she knew good and well that she had no chance of winning. On sale for a limited time! Please double-check the price before you buy! Jessica Jefferson makes her home in Almost-Chicago with her husband, two young daughters, French bulldog Lulu, and English bulldog Pete. When she's not busy trying to find middle-ground between being a modern career woman and Suzy-Homemaker, she loves to watch "Real Housewives of [insert city here]" and performing unnecessary improvements to her home and property. Jessica writes Regency-era historical romance with a modern twist where she invites her readers to fall in love with romance again. Win a $50 and $25 Amazon or B&N gift card (1 winner each) a Rafflecopter giveaway This blog post contains affiliate links. Click Here for details. @GoddessFish @authorJessicaJ https://goo.gl/B1KakV


The Chocolatier's Wife|NOOK Book



#Review of In Pursuit of Paradise by Kate Randle w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @katerandle1

#Review of In Pursuit of Paradise by Kate Randle w/a rafflecopter giveaway!  @katerandle1

#Review of In Pursuit of Paradise by Kate Randle w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @katerandle1

In Pursuit of Paradise by Kate Randle ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GENRE: Contemporary Romance ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BLURB: Ship captain Nicholas Becket knows he nee


Casket Girl by Maggie Mae Gallagher ❤️ Book Blast & Gift Card Giveaway ❤️ (Paranormal Romantic Suspense)

A passion neither expected... Casket Girl by Maggie Mae Gallagher #GiftCard #GIVEAWAY @goddessfish @maggie

A passion neither expected... Casket Girl by Maggie Mae Gallagher #GiftCard #GIVEAWAY @goddessfish @maggie

This blog post contains affiliate links. Click Here for details. All he wants is to find a killer... FBI Special Agent Josh Blake has seen some bizarre cases in his day. His latest case is one for the record books. He has multiple homicides, corpses drained of every ounce of blood, and no suspects. When rumors surface that the French Quarter may be hiding an insidious monster bent on drenching the streets in dead bodies, he must suspend logic and place his trust in the mystical. She wants a fresh start... Isabelle Toussánt left her family home in the bayou five year ago, cutting all ties with her abusive whiskey swilling stepfather, to forge a new life in the French Quarter. Now a successful business owner of Madam Toussánt’s Mystical Gifts in Jackson Square, and a Seer with voodoo roots. The foundation of her new life shatters when one of her employee’s winds up dead and she is dragged into a deadly game where she becomes the target of a serial killer. A passion neither expected... Determined to stop the brutal slayings, Josh must rely on the beautiful Isabelle who makes him question everything he has ever known about life and death all while surrendering to a desire hotter than a Bayou night. When Isabelle disappears without a trace, with tourists flocking to the party capital for Halloween, and the body count continues to mount, Josh will be forced to push beyond the boundaries of what he thinks is possible and rescue the woman he loves before it's too late. Isabelle didn’t know what to make of Agent Blake. Other than he was the poster boy for the all-American hunk. His face was all hard planes and angles. Jaw lined with stubble a shade or so darker than his dirty-blond hair. Nose had a slight bend to it like it had been broken at one time. Thick eyebrows above eyes the color of Lake Pontchartrain at dusk with tiny squint lines that crinkled at the corners. His eyes were weary with exhaustion, like today was just another day in the long line of how cruel people could be to other people. He was a hard man. His full lips were pressed into a firm line, and Isabelle wondered when was the last time he smiled. He wasn’t cold exactly, more that he’d learned how to keep his emotions in check and behind a brick wall. He was solid like a mountain, immovable from his stance but withstanding everything that came his way. If Isabelle wanted to know what made the agent tick, she’d have to violate her code of ethics and perform a deeper read on him without his consent, and she wouldn’t, not even for him, as that would cross way too many ethical boundaries. He sat stiffly on the small padded chair as she took a seat opposite him. It put the crystal ball between them, and she wondered what she would see about him if she took a moment to gaze. She tasted a hurt with her psyche. One he’d buried deep and used to shield himself, but it was tinged with the flavor of loneliness. A deep-in-the-bone loneliness. Like he’d been chewed up and spit out by life many times, but he kept on rising each time. That took guts and courage, which made him rather fascinating. Courage of the heart and soul was a rare trait. “What can I do for you, Agent Blake?” She folded her hands in her lap and did her best to ignore his scrutinizingly intense stare as he analyzed her. She wondered what he saw when he looked at her. By his unrepentant sneer at her crystal ball, he gave the distinct impression that he didn’t believe in the mystical spirit world. This was not a man to trifle with unexplained phenomena, but one who never blurred the lines between right and wrong. There were no shades of gray for him. And yet, an unbidden image of him blossomed in her mind of him laughing—deep booming laughter, the kind that transformed a person from merely attractive to heart-stoppingly gorgeous. Witnessing the joy, even within the scope of a vision, and his potential for it stirred her in ways she hadn’t felt in years, if ever. “Call me Josh,” he said and placed his notepad on the table with a blank sheet, a pen gripped in his hand. She’d bet he had been a perfect student as a child. So, he was going to play the good cop with honey to see if she’d tell him all her deep, dark secrets. ❤️ Click on the cover to learn more ❤️ Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Maggie grew up listening to Cardinals baseball and reading anything she could get her hands on. She remembers her mother saying if only she would read the right type of books instead binging her way through the romance aisles at the bookstore, she’d have been a doctor. While Maggie never did get that doctorate, she graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with an M.A. in History. Maggie is a bestselling and award-winning author published in multiple fiction genres. She also writes erotic romance under the name Anya Summers. A total geek at her core, when she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She currently lives in the Midwest with her two furry felines. Maggie Mae also writes erotic romance as Anya Summers! Click on the image to learn more Win a $15 Amazon or B&N gift card! a Rafflecopter giveaway This blog post contains affiliate links. Click Here for details. @GoddessFish @magmaegallagher https://goo.gl/uzEEUG


How can something so cuddly and adorable be so destructive? The teddy bear robot decimating his lab is only the first disaster of the day for roboticist Forbes Pohle. If he can figure out how to end its rampage, he still has to interview applicants for the position of research assistant and convince the time traveler on his doorstop that they should be making their future right now.  Oliver Lennox didn’t travel back in time to have a quickie in the blast chamber—but it certainly is fun.

How can something so cuddly and adorable be so destructive? The teddy bear robot decimating his lab is only the first disaster of the day for roboticist Forbes Pohle. If he can figure out how to end its rampage, he still has to interview applicants for the position of research assistant and convince the time traveler on his doorstop that they should be making their future right now. Oliver Lennox didn’t travel back in time to have a quickie in the blast chamber—but it certainly is fun.

Roboticist Forbes Pohle must stop a teddy bear robot form destroying his lab, interview applicants for a research assistant, and convince a time traveler that they should make a future together.


Lighthearted Humor & Heartwarming Depth | Just the Way You Are by Pepper Basham

ABOUT THE BOOK       Single mom, Eisley Barrett, prefers to keep romance safely housed within a centuries-old mystery, but when she travels...

ABOUT THE BOOK Single mom, Eisley Barrett, prefers to keep romance safely housed within a centuries-old mystery, but when she travels...

ABOUT THE BOOK Single mom, Eisley Barrett, prefers to keep romance safely housed within a centuries-old mystery, but when she travels to England to unearth the secret, an actor with a sordid past offers her reluctant heart a very different type of discovery. Wes Harrison has a past he’s ashamed to confess. Suspicious and cynical, he’s managed to avoid romantic entanglements since a tragedy upended his career and life, that is until American Eisley Barrett comes along. Her authenticity and kindness upend his bitter assumptions and send his heart into unscripted territory. When his past threatens to ruin a second chance at love, can some Appalachian matchmaking and letters from the grace salvage their unexpected romance? Goodreads | Amazon MY REVIEW I’m quickly learning that a novel by Pepper Basham does not disappoint. Last year, reading The Thorn Healer made me fall in love with her historical fiction, and now, Just the Way You Are proves to me that she is just as capable with contemporary fiction. With an excellent combination of lighthearted humor and heartwarming depth, Just the Way You Are is one new release that romance readers should be sure to read. The main characters of Just the Way You Are, American single mother Eisley Barrett and British actor Wes Harrison, make an unlikely yet understandable pair—with great chemistry and friendship potential. They each move through the story with realistic reactions and emotions, flaws and challenges, and I easily liked, loved, and cheered for both Eisley and Wes. (Plus, their romantic moments are so wonderfully swoon-worthy.) Their story is dramatic and fun, full of faith, family, and second chances, and an absolute pleasure to read. ★★★★★ Thanks to Celebrate Lit, I received a complimentary copy of Just the Way You Are and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes novels inspired by her love for history and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Her Penned in Time series has garnered recognition in the Inspys, Grace Awards, and the ACFW Carol Awards. Her contemporary romance novel, A Twist of Faith, received 4-stars from Romantic Times, and most recently, her newest release, The Thorn Healer, received a Top Pick from RT with 4 ½ stars. Her newest contemporary romance, Just the Way You Are, releases in April 2016. You can get to know Pepper on Facebook, or over at her group blog, The Writer’s Alley, or Instagram. GUEST POST FROM THE AUTHOR Thank you so much for featuring my newest novel, Just the Way You Are, on CelebrateLit. I am THRILLED to be a part of this and to share a story that is very dear to my heart. Just the Way You Are is my first ‘true’ Britallachian romantic comedy. Even though I’ve written comedy in some of my other novels and included elements of both Appalachia and Britain, this one embodies the tag #britallachian to the core. For those of you who’ve read some of my previous books, you know I’m a big fan of my native Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachian culture. You may also know that I’m a proud Anglophile. Those two loves met in Just the Way You Are – and I tossed lots of other things I love best into the mix. What are those ingredients, you might ask? Well, let me just tell ya! Just the Way You Are is a blend of Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian culture, big (hilarious) family dynamics, matchmaking, Britain, a swoony English hero, a quirky, magnanimous heroine, a bunch of adorable kids, Scooby Doo and Indiana Jones references, lots of humor, a historical mystery, a devious villainess, stately manor houses, secret rooms, love letters, and matchmaking all rolled into one…oh, and did I mention brain-numbing romance? (Did anyone else feel the need to add “fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, miracles, true love….” from The Princess Bride? I don’t think I included torture, giants, or monsters in Just the Way You Are…but I may have the other elements in this novel.) Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating about the brain-numbing, but I do have a tendency to err on the side of overly dramatic. Within the pages of Just the Way You Are, you’ll meet people from my own family, people from my imagination, and some people who stepped into the story without one ounce of my planning to ever meet them. This story came out of my desire to write something I love reading – spicy romance, clean humor, culture clashes, the big love of family, and redemption. How did my heroine Eisley Barrett evolve? Out of thin air. I was washing dishes one afternoon and staring out the window into our small backyard with the Blue Ridge Mountains painting a purplish-blue frame on the horizon when I closed my eyes. Into my imagination came this ginger-headed woman walking through Heathrow International Airport pulling a hot pink bag behind her…and then, she tripped and fell. That was it. That’s how I was introduced to my insecure, hilarious, romance-loving, single-mom heroine. And the dashing hero? Okay, this may sound ridiculous, but I was watching an interview about Richard Armitage (Thoron Oakenshield, Guy of Gisborne, etc) regarding his lovely costume drama North and South where he plays a very dashing British hero. Anyway, he was SUCH a gentleman to watch during the interview. So polite. Kind. Funny, in a sweet way, and then, out of the blue, he said the word ‘gosh’. I know, that may not be a big deal to anyone but me, but after watching celebrity interviews where every other word needed a censor, the very fact that this elegant man used the word ‘gosh’ sent my writing brain into motion. My first internal question? What if a movie star with a tender heart had been burned by the pretension and expectation of celebrity status? What kind of woman could touch a heart who’d lost his faith in love’s authenticity? Enter my red-head single-mom toting her pink bag through Heathrow and you have the very beginning of Just the Way You Are – a story of forgiveness, second chances…and a little bit of movie magic. GIVEAWAY To celebrate her tour, Pepper is giving away a Grand Prize consisting of: A ‘Chest’ – in JTWYA, historical letters are discovered in a chest that relates to the historical storyline, so all of these lovely goodies are going to be safely inside this chest. Chocolate – several references take place in JTWYA that compare the hero to chocolate. 😉 A Plaque About Family – because that’s a main point of importance in JTWYA. A Spider-Man Zipper Pull – Pete, the heroine’s son, is a major Spider-man fan. English Breakfast Tea – The hero is English…swoony English. A Dishcloth – again, something that relates to a scene in the book regarding the hero and dishes (twice). Stirring Spoon and Measuring Cups – food and cooking are a big part of Appalachian culture and fellowship, something celebrated in JTWYA. A Notebook – Eisley (the heroine) is taking notes about a historical family mystery. A Lovely Container Full of Cloth Flowers – for fun and beauty. The container says, "Love and you will be loved. Loving others has an amazing way to find its way back to us" (as is what happens in JTWYA). A Little Plaque That Reads “You Are Loved” – a theme of this story. A Beautiful Lace Doily From England – for the English part of the story. Some “Pixie Dust” – a fun visualization of the ‘magic’ of romance in this story. And a copy of Just the Way You Are!! Click here to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! 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Title: Remnant of Power Author: J. A. Deakin Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, Fantasy Length: 287 pages Series: Starlight in Aeldenarth Book De...


A Suitable Affair by Erica Taylor ❤️ Book Tour & Gift Card Giveaway ❤️ (Regency Romance)

Can she tame this tormented earl? A Suitable Affair by Erica Taylor #GiftCard #GIVEAWAY A Goddess Fish Promotions event An Amberjack Publishing publication

Can she tame this tormented earl? A Suitable Affair by Erica Taylor #GiftCard #GIVEAWAY A Goddess Fish Promotions event An Amberjack Publishing publication

This blog post contains affiliate links. Click Here for details. Lady Susanna McCalister is young and beautiful, but her marriage prospects thus far have been rather lacking. Rather than living a life of spinsterhood, she decides a loveless marriage, to the dull and unromantic Lord Riverton, is better than none at all. One day while strolling through Hyde Park with her suitor, she is almost trampled to death by a rambunctious rider, Lord Westcott. Little does she know that this earl, who is as handsome as he is arrogant, would weasel his way into her heart. But the earl has demons of his own that threaten to complicate their secret romance, as he blames Lord Riverton for his sister's death. Can Susanna tame this tormented earl and help save herself and other women from a deadly fate? “Susanna we have to stop,” he breathed heavily as he tore himself away from her lips. “Why is it you can kiss me when you’re foxed, but I can’t kiss you when I’m foxed?” she asked, watching the passion and torment raging war in his uniquely-colored eyes. “Your eyes are the color of a tempest, by the way.” He laughed and kissed her again before setting her away from him, wiping his kiss off her lips with his thumb. “I am much better at handling myself while severely impaired.” “I only had three glasses of champagne, Westcott,” Susanna said, slipping her hand into his evening jacket, and running her fingertips over his chest. “I’m not severely impaired.” He closed his eyes, enjoying the sensation. “Apparently you are,” he said, pulling her hand down. “Three glasses of champagne and you’re drunk. Duly noted.” “I’m not drunk,” Susanna said. “I’m merely . . . free.” She gazed at him, thinking of his kisses, of his kindness and his jokes. He leaned down and kissed her again, long and drugging, enough to fill her senses. “You are much too tempting for your own good, Susanna,” he whispered huskily against her lips. “Then let me tempt you, Westcott,” she replied. “Why will you not call me Ian?” he asked, softly, capturing her face in his hand, rubbing the pad of his thumb over her soft skin of her cheek. “You did so the other day.” “When you are Westcott, you are detached from me, I have no claim on you,” she explained thickly, looking at him through her dark lashes. “When you are Ian, you are mine. And because you will not let me have you, it is too painful to call you Ian. Even though that is who you are to me.” With a feral sounding growl he captured her mouth with his, pushing her back into the wall, completely hiding her from view. Her hands wound around him, lacing her fingers through his hair, pulling him closer, pulling him to her. His mouth was hot, and his roaming hands left a path of fire as he trailed them down her breasts and to her waist, cupping her bottom and pulling her against the hard bulge in his trousers. Moving on wanton need, she slowly lifted up and down on her toes, rubbing her body against his, the spot at the apex of her thighs burning as she pulsed against his erection. Susanna was lost, the heat of his mouth on hers, and his body so close, it drove her mad, stirring a desire deep within her she hadn’t known could exist. She was no longer in control of her actions, her hands, body and mouth moving on primal instinct as she returned his kisses, feeling freedom from the propriety that held her in check so often. True, she pushed the limits of what was acceptable, but she was fairly certain that wantonly kissing an earl who was not her husband was not socially acceptable. If someone found them… "I love a good historical book and this one is a great one! So good I wish I could unread it, just so I'd read it for the first time again, I predict some re-reads of it, for SURE!!" ~Goodreads 5 Star Review ​ "A great first book this author. Loveable characters and great story line. I would definitely read more from her." ~Goodreads 4 Star Review ​ "It was easy to get involved in the story which was fast paced and easy to read. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good regency romance with a bit of mystery involved and in many ways, a surprising ending." ~NetGalley 5 Star Review ​ "Just read it... and prepare to be swooned." ~NetGalley 5 Star Review Erica Taylor is a mother of two and military wife married to her high school sweetheart. Raised in the mountains of Colorado, she holds a BA in History from the University of Colorado. Erica has been writing stories since she can remember. She picked up her first romance novel while on a beach vacation as a teenager, and fell in love with falling in love, sexy heroes, and the feisty women who challenge their lives. A self-confessed geek, Erica loves anything Harry Potter, Doctor Who or Star Wars, can spend hours in Target with a Starbucks, and truly believes a cat makes a home. Currently living in South Africa, Erica can often be found writing during soccer practice or piano lessons and is not afraid to let dinner burn if it means getting the story out of her head. Win a $50 Amazon or B&N gift card! a Rafflecopter giveaway This blog post contains affiliate links. Click Here for details. @GoddessFish @EricaTayor @amberjackpub https://goo.gl/SrB8Le


Spotlight: Living in the Shallows by Tani Hanes — What Is That Book About

Spotlight: Living in the Shallows by Tani Hanes

Spotlight: Living in the Shallows by Tani Hanes

Genre: NA Romance Release Date: October 28th 2016 About the Book Aileen Foster, a shy, 22 year old student from LA, thinks she has landed a dream job as an interpreter for some actors making a film in Japan. She gets a shock when she arrives in Tokyo and finds out that they are UK Crush, the hotte


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