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COED by James Fant

Hi All,

It’s always a pleasure having author James Fant stop by my blog! Today he’s introducing his new release – COED. Check it out!

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Author Name: James Fant

Book Title: Coed

Date Published: 02/14/2017

Genre: Romance

Publisher: James Fant Books, LLC

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Blurb:

Can a man and a woman be best friends without somebody catching feelings?

Travis Barber and Sade Styles are best friends of the opposite sex. Despite what everyone thinks, they are not getting busy…yet.

Co-owners of a popular barbershop/salon in named CoEd, Travis and Sade spend the bulk of their days together. But when Sade’s apartment lease runs out and Travis offers her the spare bedroom of his newly built house, will they end up sharing more than just the utilities?

This witty, fast-paced romance seeks to answer the question: can a man and a woman be best friends without crossing that fine line into the land of lovers. Best case scenario, nothing happens. Worst case scenario, they get to know each other a little too well and end up hating each other!

Are Travis and Sade making the best move for their friendship?

Excerpt:

He said…

It was only a matter of time before Sade and I bumped uglies. The stars were lined up too perfectly for it not to happen. The air was too warm and sticky for us not to be hot and bothered. Lalah Hathaway was singing too good; hitting those low notes and high notes too right for us to not be affected. And Sade was wearing that black dress too well for me not to be nigh animalistic. A part of me laughed at the way I felt. Like Cookie Monster from Sesame Street when he tried to kick his cookie habit and he just couldn’t take it anymore. “Me must have cookie! NomNomNomNomNom.” In my mind, I’m chomping on that cookie and crumbs are flying everywhere.

Lalah was singing Forever, For Always, For Love. Sade and I were standing right in front of the stage. Lalah was looking good and all but that night, I only had eyes for Sade Styles, my poor little helpless cookie. She had no idea what she was in for. And she wasn’t making things better, the way she allowed me to drape my arms around her. And that dress? My goodness, that dress! It was form fitting and Sade’s form was hitting on all cylinders. The back of the dress…let me back up a minute…there was no back of the dress. It was only Sade’s skin. It’s a shame that all I could think about was sinking my teeth into her flesh. I tells ya! I was going to make Cookie Monster proud tonight.

Where was I? Yes, the dress. It cupped her backside! Did you hear what I said? The dress cupped her bottom so sweetly that I got weak in the knees when she walked out of the bathroom with it on earlier that evening. And she had the nerve to turn around, wiggle her hips and say, “What do you think?” Sade, I thought, you don’t wanna know what I’m thinking right now.

“What do you think about the dress?” she asked again when I didn’t reply immediately.

You see, it’s hard to talk when a cat has your tongue. I said something; I don’t even remember what it was. Whatever it was, it made her laugh.

“Boy, you are too silly. Let’s go.”

I was watching her walk in front of me, watching her turn around and smile as I lagged behind.

“Something wrong with your leg?” she asked. “Why are you walking like that?”

Well, Sade, I am extremely aroused right now. And I’m trying to situate myself without you noticing. “Must be a Charley horse,” I lied.

“You need me to rub your leg?”

Come on, man! You’re playing dirty now.

“Nah, I’m good.”

She paused, turned around and said, “Are you sure?”

Let me stop right here and tell you about how Sade smelled at that point in time. It was something sweet, something devious. The perfume was actually visible to me, surrounding her like a beautiful cloud. A hand formed from that cloud and its cloudy arm extended toward my nose. Tickled it. Gently caressed my chin. I swear the cloud asked me if I wanted Sade. I nodded my head yes.

“So you do want me to rub your leg?” she asked.

“No!” If she touched me right now…

“Okay,” she said as she turned around slowly. “Maybe later?”

I shook my leg. Situated myself. This was going to be a long evening.

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Get your copy today! Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Smashwords

 

About the Author:

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James Fant is an award winning author who lives in Charleston, SC with his lovely wife and two hilarious children. When he’s not reading everything from business management to mysteries or “entertaining” his family with piano solos and spoken word, James writes inspirational romance and suspense that warms the heart and hopefully makes readers laugh—in public.

 

Contact Information

Website: http://www.jamesfantbooks.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jamesfantbooks

Twitter: @jamesfantjr

Blog: https://jamesfantbooks.wordpress.com/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jamesfant/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5763237.James_Fant

 

February 23, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 3 Comments

A Tea Party & Books Scavenger Hunt!

Hi All!
Here’s a treat for you. I’m one of the sponsors of Night Owl Reviews’ A TEA PARTY & BOOKS Scavenger Hunt.
 
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February 17, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 1 Comment

Author Spotlight – Loretta R. Walls

Today I’m welcoming Author Loretta R. Walls to my blog!

About Loretta:

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Loretta R. Walls has been writing since the age of thirteen and was inspired after reading Secrets by Danielle Steel. Throughout her teen years, she completed over a dozen books for personal enjoyment.  Her debut novel, Spices of Life was released in 2005.

An innovative thinker, Loretta enjoys taking her audience to places most dream of visiting and all the while, making her readers feel as if they are among it all.  The author enjoys taking risks with her creativity, always striving for a new level of interest with her characters she places in the forefront.

The author lives in the Richmond, Virginia area with her family.

When it comes to writing a story, The Princess of Original Urban Romance is like no other.

Follow Loretta via social media:

Facebook: Loretta R. Walls

Instagram: @NCPCEO

Twitter: @NCPCEO and @Embue1

Website: www.nucherte.net

About IMAGES:

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Meet Siobhan, Catina, Felecity and Ra’Chelle Fordham-Marshall born in Beverly Hills, California to entertainment attorney, Gavin, and former model, now registered nurse, Toni.

When things take a turn in their lives, Toni decides a change must come. Upon their new life in Chamberlaine Grove, they must follow a new journey without the privileges they used to have.

Follow the four women to see if they can endure the challenges of chasing their dreams in the midst of it all.

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February 15, 2017 Posted by | Blog Guest | , , | Leave a comment

Hot On Ice – Hockey Romance Anthology

Hi all! I LOVE sports romances and this anthology looks like its going to be awesome!

Some of the hottest romance authors have banded together to write a hockey romance anthology about a whole team of hockey players who win the Cup and fall in love. Just as awesome is that 20% of the royalties earned will go to Homes for Our Troops, a nonprofit organization that builds mortgage-free, specially modified homes for severely injured veterans.

18 Hockey Romances Too Steamy for the Penalty Box


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About Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology…

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The New Orleans Cajun Rage professional hockey team just won the Cup.No one thought they’d do it: they were a team of shoulda beens, never coulda beens and a star or two. They’d only been in the Crescent City for three years before this year’s Cinderella run that had them skating off the ice with the championship. Over the following summer, each player gets to keep the Cup for a day. Nobody knows why, but whoever has the Cup falls in love.

USA Today Bestsellers Robin Covington, Desiree Holt, Kimberly Kincaid, Nana Malone and Virginia Nelson, Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller Angi Morgan, along with Xio Axelrod, Christi Barth, Andie J. Christopher, Avery Flynn, Kim Golden, Lena Hart, Robin Kaye, Katie Kenyhercz, Heather Long, Kate Meader, Susan Scott Shelley, and Misty D. Waters bring you 18 romances with smoking hot heroes—both on and off the ice.

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February 14, 2017 Posted by | Blog Guest | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Huge Multi-Author Giveaway!

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Hi All! Great news – I’ve teamed up with over 30 fantastic AA & MC authors to give away a huge collection of novels, PLUS a Kindle Fire to one lucky winner!

You can win my novel NEGOTIATING FOR LOVE, plus books from authors like Delaney Diamond, Rina Gray, L.V. Lewis and Vanessa Riley to name a few.

Enter the giveaway by clicking on this link: https://www.booksweeps.com/enter-win-30-african-american-multicultural-romances-feb-17/

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Good luck! Hope you win!

February 10, 2017 Posted by | Giveaways | , , , , , , | Comments Off on Huge Multi-Author Giveaway!

Author Spotlight – T.M. Brown

Today I’m welcoming T.M Brown to my blog!

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Tina Brown was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Masters of Science degree in Systems Engineering.  Tina is also the mother of two amazing people and the grandmother to the cutest little boy ever!

She shares her inspirational stories of encouragement and invites you to visit her website at http://www.authortmbrown.com or contact her directly – tm.brown35@yahoo.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/TM-Brown-Published-Storyteller/422048661227949?ref=hl

Twitter:  @TbrownM

Skype:  TM Brown

Audiobook:  https://authortmbrown.bandcamp.com/releases

Check out T.M’s work!

A Life Not My Own (Version 2)

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In A Life Not My Own, Tina shares her personal experiences of child abuse and neglect, her struggles as a teenager and in her young adult life.

The book started as a journal and was her attempt to address many of the secrets she had pushed to the back in her mind. As the memories continued to resurface, she was forced to address the issues that ultimately led to her sharing her past with readers around the world as a powerful force of inspiration.

You can purchase this memoir on Amazon:  http://amzn.to/2jDKsna

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 Struggles of the Women Folk

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This is the story of Georgie. She is a young black girl growing up in the 1940s in a small, rural town in Virginia. Life is hard and she dreams of better life. She experiences great loss and heartache. She loses friends and family, as well as the love of her life. And still, she remains strong. This emotional and inspiring story has a gritty dialogue. TM Brown’s signature writing style is captivating. You will find it difficult to stop reading once you begin…

You can purchase on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2jCWqO0

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Other Books By T.M.

Just Between Us – Inspiring Stories by Women

In this 5 STAR rated, FREE eBook, Tina joined forces with Janice Ross, Selena Haskins, Adrienne Thompson, Tamika Christy and Nicole Dunlap as they share a collection of short stories about the life challenges that they overcome.

Tethered Angel (submitted for consideration)

This is PART TWO of Struggles of the Women Folk. Angel has a special gift hearing the thoughts of the people around her, but only if she reminds pure in mind and heart. In part 2 of Struggles of the Women Folk, Georgie’s daughter, Angel shares her story of what occurs before, during and after her abduction. The story takes place during the turbulent 1950s. Accompany Angel as she travels the world with Miss Emily Barker and her mother’s husband. Will Angel’s gift of second sight protect her?

 

February 9, 2017 Posted by | Blog Guest | , , | Comments Off on Author Spotlight – T.M. Brown

Harlequin Kimani Books – Sale!

Hi All,

For those of you who haven’t read my Harlequin Kimani books, now is your chance to get caught up for only $3.99 each (ebooks)! That’s 39% off the print price! I’m not sure how long this sale is going to last. So get your copies today!

About MODEL ATTRACTION:

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Desire is more than skin deep...

When an international modeling opportunity called, Janna Morgan answered. The past nine years have brought her fame, fortune and supermodel status, but they haven’t lessened her regret at leaving her high school sweetheart behind. A chance encounter proves that Austin Reynolds definitely hasn’t forgiven her. But it also becomes clerr that some flames just grow hotter with time…

The handsome real estate mogul has one broken engagement on his resume, but Janna was the only one to ever steal his heart. Their incredible connection reignites an undeniable passion in them both, and workaholic Austin rediscovers his lighter side. But soon another can’t-refuse offer beckons Janna overseas. Will it be deja vu…or is their love finally ready for the spotlight?

Get your copy today! Amazon

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About SIN CITY TEMPTATION:

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Is love in the cards?

Former police officer Trinity Layton will do anything to keep her personal security business afloat – even babysit professional poker player Gunner Brooks. Bizarre incidents have been plaguing the poker tour, and Trinity has been hired to keep Gunner safe. But when the gorgeous playboy convinces her to pose as his girlfriend, she might be the one who needs protecting, as their passionate charade quickly becomes all too real.

A gambler in the game of life, Gunner has made his fortune playing for the greatest prizes. The last thing he needs during this tournament is a bodyguard hanging around, especially one as alluring as Trinity. And being together 24/7 jut tripled their odds of falling for one another. Now, as Gunner prepares for the championship of his career, he’s playing for the highest stakes of all: Trinity’s heart.

Get your copy today! Amazon

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About LEGAL SEDUCTION:

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When it comes to desire, they’re both pleading guilty.

In the courtroom, criminal defense attorney Iris Sinclair is cool and confident. Yet, around her new client’s guardian, she loses all composure. Atlanta club owner Nash Dupri is an infamous playboy who could compromise Iris’s heart as well as her case. For once, she feels like a curvy goddess instead of a strait-laced lawyer—even if the evidence suggests what he’s looking for is strictly short-term.

No matter what the tabloids claim, Nash has made his teenage niece his first priority, and without Iris’s help he’ll lose guardianship. What began as seduction, a sweet thrill, has turned into something more—now he wants Iris forever. But proving his intentions means winning her trust before his reputation drives away the only woman who has ever captivated him, body and soul…

Romantic Times (RT) Top Pick – June 2014 – Legal Seduction – 4.5 Stars!!!  http://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-review/legal-seduction

From Romantic Times about Legal Seduction: The passion leaps off the pages, and readers will get lost in the romance. You won’t want to put this book down.

Get your copy today! Amazon

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About A DOSE OF PASSION:

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A prescription for sweet satisfaction…

Pediatrician Macy Carter has been so busy expanding her practice she’s had no time to build the family she craves. Her late, much-loved surrogate father apparently had some matchmaking in mind when he arranged for a sexy architect to take over his home and company. Too bad Derek is a single dad who’s been there, done that, and intends to remain unattached. Their priorities are totally out of sync. Their chemistry? Unbelievably potent.

Thanks to his former mentor, Derek Logan just inherited an architectural business, a house and the gorgeous client next door. He’s keeping away from forever relationships, but this doctor’s sensual touch is addictive. Helping Macy build her dream medical complex awakens Derek to how much more he now wants out of life. But has he hesitated too long to prove he’s ready for and deserving of her love?

Get your copy today! Amazon

 

January 31, 2017 Posted by | Books by Sharon C. Cooper | , , | 3 Comments

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Greetings!

I can’t believe we’re coming to the end of another year! So before I gather with family and friends this holiday season, I wanted to take this time to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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Have a safe and wonderful holiday! Until next year…

December 23, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Unforgettable By Cindy Skaggs

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Cindy Skaggs is on a blog tour from December 12-23rd and I’m one of her stops! She’s introducing her latest release – UNFORGETTABLE, and she’s doing a giveaway! But before I tell you about the giveaway, here’s a little peek at UNFORGETTABLE.

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Blurb:

Vicki Calvetti made it out of the mob—or so she hoped. But when the old family hitman, the FBI, the Justice Department, and a smoking hot man from her past crash land on her doorstep, she learns she’s not quite done.

An undercover cop chasing revenge, Blake Reilly gets the shock of his life when Vicki walks back into his life and into his club full of more drug dealers than a pharmaceutical convention.

Catching up doesn’t take long, and their undeniable chemistry is full-speed-ahead until someone ends up dead, putting both their lives at risk unless Vicki can remember the secrets she paid to forget.

Excerpt:

He looked… Damn fine. Black leather jacket covered muscles she could only imagine and his trousers showed off an ass so fine it could grace an underwear ad. What was the question? “I’m sorry?”

“You try to run, darlin’, I’ll hunt.” His eyes glittered. “And I like the chase.”

Her pulse jumped for all the wrong reasons. The thrill of the hunt was something she understood. Enjoyed on multiple occasions, but the challenge in his tone begged for a response. “I’m not going anywhere. With you.”

“Pack.”

She walked to him with a swing to her hips and a sassy smile on her lips. When she got to him, she pressed a finger to his oh-so-firm chest. Her fingers itched to explore all his taut flesh. The man obviously worked out. “Make me.”

“Challenge accepted.” The bangles on her wrist jangled as he grabbed her wrist and pulled her close. “You wanna play?”

“Said the spider to the fly.”

He bent low, slow, torturing them both as their breath mingled. When he dropped—finally, finally—it was a slow glide as he brushed his lips across hers, relearning the feel of her, letting her rediscover him. Firm lips tempted as they slanted across hers, moved across her cheeks, leaving a trail of fire to her jawline. Her breath hitched when the hands at her hips pulled her close. The warmth of his hard body was the dream she tried to forget, but couldn’t. She wanted hard and commanding, something to dull her mind, but he moved slow, tangling lips and tongues.

This Blake was controlled where the boy had raced to the main event.

The years and the hurt and the world disappeared under his gentle assault. She drank him in, his breath, his tongue, the press of his lips. She gave herself to it, in anger for the lost years, the lost— Everything.

Lifting to her toes, she took her frustration out on him, forced the hard need into her kiss.

“Jesus,” he muttered. He nibbled along her jaw and down the side of her neck.

The pleasure hurt, the need like a fist in her chest. She struggled, pulled against his grip, but he held firm with one hand while the other swept her backside and lifted her close. The restriction of her hand trapped between them sent a burst of panic through her. She shoved against his chest.

“Nice try, darlin’,” he whispered as he bit her earlobe, “But you wanted to play.”

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The only way out is to jump back in…🔫UNFORGETTABLE🔫 by Cindy Skaggs, Writer is #LIVE! Grab your copy now!

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About Cindy’s Giveaway:

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Enter for a chance to #win a $20 #Amazon #GiftCard! Click here to enter.

About the author:

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Cindy grew up on stories of mob bosses, horse thieves, cold-blooded killers, and the last honest man. Most of those stories were even true. She has ten siblings, some of whom are older than her mother, has nieces and nephews older than her, and once went to a horse auction with John Wayne. Well, with him in the sense that he was there, and she was also… there. She was the munchkin in line for his autograph with tangled hair and bruised knees that liked to dance on her daddy’s dusty cowboy boots and listen to his tall tales.

With her love of storytelling and heroes, it’s no wonder she turned to books and stories after her father died. She skipped most of the eighth grade to bury herself in books while hidden in her closet, because she was still looking for the perfect story and the last honest man. Her search took her around the world with the Air Force as well as around the world with her education. She’s visited more countries than she can remember, nearly every state in the U.S., and has more degrees than the Tin Man.

As a single mom, she’s still gambling, betting on herself for the first time in her life, turning her lifelong love of storytelling into the one thing she can’t live without: writing. She writes 10,000 words a week in cafes and coffee shops, and some of those 10,000 words are even worth reading. She has an MA in Creative Writing, is working towards her Master of Fine Arts, and has three jobs, two kids, a Pushcart Nomination, more pets than she can possibly handle, and more works in progress than the crew filling potholes after a long Colorado winter.

🔫CONNECT WITH CINDY🔫

Website: http://www.cskaggs.com/

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December 13, 2016 Posted by | Blog Guest | , , , | 1 Comment

Color of Love Blog Hop – Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to all of the winners of the Color of Love Blog Hop!

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The winners who won my prizes:

1st prize – Sarah U.
2nd prize – Joyce H.

The grand prize winners:

1st Prize – Stephanie Bartley
2nd Prize – Samantha Baugh
3rd Prize – Jackie Payne
4th Prize – Elizabeth Hyatt
5th Prize – Belinda Green
6th Prize – Veronika

Thank you all for participating and congratulations again!

December 12, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment