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Fool For You by Rina Gray

Hi All!

I’m excited to have author Rina Gray on my blog today! Rina has just released her debut novel – FOOL FOR YOU! Here’s a little peek:

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Blurb:

Sports journalist Melanie Foster has achieved most of her goals: Bomb.com job—check. Tomboy-to- smoking-hot makeover—check. Convince her best friend, Damien Richards, to slide a ring on her finger and father her two-point- five kids—not so much. When she activates Operation: I’m Gonna Make You Love Me, she never imagines her BFF already has plans to stroll down the wedding aisle with another woman.

Damien is in the middle of crisis mode. The non-profit for young athletes at which he volunteers is in financial trouble. He’ll pull out all the stops to rescue the organization that saved his life after his career-ending injury—even if it means sacrificing his personal happiness.

But when he finally wakes up to love and the very non-friendly feelings he’s long held for Mel, it might just be too late. Damien must convince her that he’s worth the risk and turn the tables to show her he’s the one ready to be a fool for love. Sports journalist Melanie Foster has achieved most of her goals: Bomb.com job—check. Tomboy-to- smoking-hottie makeover—check. Convince her best friend, Damien Richards, to slide a ring on her finger and father her two-point- five kids—not so much. When she activates Operation: I’m Gonna Make You Love Me, she never imagines her BFF already has plans to stroll down the wedding aisle with another woman.

Damien is in the middle of crisis mode. The non-profit for young athletes at which he volunteers is in financial trouble. He’ll pull out all the stops to rescue the organization that saved his life after his career-ending injury—even if it means sacrificing his personal happiness.

But when he finally wakes up to love and the very non-friendly feelings he’s long held for Mel, it might just be too late. Damien must convince her that he’s worth the risk and turn the tables to show her he’s the one ready to be a fool for love.

Excerpt:

The lake twinkled in the wake of the sinking sun. A large swatch of blue sky and white clouds hovered just above the water, and the pine trees surrounding the lake gave it a private, exclusive feel. Not for the rich, but for lovers only.

Melanie imagined long summer days and hot summer nights wrapped in Damien’s arms. One day. Soon.

Towels in hand, Melanie and Damien stood on the pier, peering into the dark-blue water.

She leaned against the wood railing. “You go in first.” She waved to the lake. “Tell me how it is.”

“Nope. We’re jumping in together.”

“No, no. I may have been a bit hasty in my enthusiasm. The temperature is starting to drop.”

He crossed his arms. “If you’re afraid of getting too cold or too wet, don’t worry … I’ll keep you warm,” he said in a voice that was smooth, provocative, and far too dangerous.

Her stomach clenched at innuendo he probably didn’t realize he’d made.

Melanie dropped the towel near her feet. “I just want you to test the waters and tell me how it is.”

He shook his head again.

“Fine.” She raised a brow, knowing he would have to comply with their rule when they couldn’t agree on something. “Rock, paper, scissors.”

Damien chuckled and lifted his fist above his palm. “Fine.”

They stared at each other for a moment, then grinned. “Rock, paper, scissors, shoot!” they both shouted.

Melanie squeezed her fist, choosing rock, and scowled when she saw Damien’s hand flat against his other.

“Paper covers rock.” Stating the obvious, he jerked his head toward the lake. “Ladies first.”

“Best two out of three?”

“Suuuure, Melanie,” he said in a saccharine voice. She knew he would give her shit about this later, but she didn’t care. She wasn’t getting in that cold water first.

“Rock, paper, scissors, shoot!”

She pumped her fist in the air when her rock beat Damien’s scissors.

“This is for the championship. The World Series. The Super Bowl. The—”

“Quit stalling and go already,” Damien’s deep voice interrupted.

“All right. All right. Hold your horses, D.” They stared at each other, as if they could guess what the other would choose, and played again.

Her paper beat his rock.

“Yes! I’m the winner.” She danced around him, celebrating her victory. “I just kicked your—ahh!” she screamed.

Damien had scooped her into his muscular arms and smiled. “Like I said, we’re jumping in together.”

Melanie was too shocked to protest as he casually stepped off the edge of the pier and heaved them both into the water.

She broke above the surface and took a gulp of breath to clear her lungs. Damien’s hands curled around her ankle.

“No you don’t!” She yanked her leg away, dipped under the water, and pretended to go for his manhood.

Damien rushed above the water, his chest heaving. “Damn, Mel. You never play fair.”

“I play to win. You taught me that.” She grinned and swam closer to him.

Tendrils of water dripped from his chiseled face to his immaculate chest, daring her to trace the trail with her tongue.

Despite the dwindling light, Damien’s eyes shone like the North Star. Staring in his eyes, she’d never be lost.

The vein in his neck throbbed, and her mouth went dry. She was parched, from years and years of being near the well of deep, cool water that was Damien, yet never having the chance to quench her thirst. And if she had the chance, she wouldn’t sip. She would gulp him all the way down until she felt it in her belly.

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About the Author:

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Rina Gray writes contemporary and paranormal romance, and is also a digital marketing professional who discovered her love of writing in 2012. Writing has always been Rina’s passion, though initially, she tried to deny it.

In college she served as the copy editor for the entertainment magazine and newspaper. During her tenure, she had the opportunity to interview various talented entertainers including Chris Rock and the cast from Reno-911.

Rina has always been an avid reader, sneaking to read her mother’s books she had no business reading i.e. Stephen King’s The Stand, It, and Anne Rice’s various vampire series. As a pre-teen, she received a load of romance novels from a family friend and from that point on, she devoured any book related to romance or horror. When she’s not writing, she can be found with her head stuck in a book, kickboxing, or dominating game night with friends and family. Rina resides in Atlanta with her husband.

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July 26, 2016 Posted by | Blog Guest | , , , | 4 Comments

Another Man’s Treasure

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Book Title: Another Man’s Treasure
Publication Date: June 18, 2016
ASIN: B01HAKBZ0Q
Genre: Contemporary Romance

About the Book

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Graphic artist Trinity Hargrove never knew real passion until she sleeps with her boss’s son. Mistake number one. Mistake number two…liking it too much. But they agreed to only one night. Simple enough, right? Wrong. He may be out of her bed, but their intense night together still burns in her memories. As long as she keeps her distance from the oh-so-desirable Xander Duval, everything will be okay. Unfortunately, fate won’t go along with her plan.

Restaurateur Xander Duval agrees to Trinity’s “one night” stipulation, but only in theory. He has no intentions of not being with her again. Especially when his mind—nor body—will allow him to forget the fire that blazed between them until the wee hours of the morning. When Trinity is injured in an automobile accident, he jumps at the opportunity to be her arms and legs. He plans to show her just how determined he is to make her his…for far longer than just one night.

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About the Author

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By day, Joy Avery works as a customer service assistant. By night, the North Carolina native travels to imaginary worlds—creating characters whose romantic journeys invariably end happily ever after.

Since she was a young girl growing up in Garner, Joy knew she wanted to write. Stumbling onto romance novels, she discovered her passion for love stories; instantly, she knew these were the type stories she wanted to pen.

Real characters. Real journeys. Real good love is what you’ll find in a Joy Avery romance. Joy is married with one child. When not writing, she enjoys reading, cake decorating, pretending to expertly play the piano, driving her husband insane, and playing with her two dogs. Joy is a member of Romance Writers of America and Heart of Carolina Romance Writers.

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July 14, 2016 Posted by | Blog Guest | , , | 2 Comments

The First Time is The Hardest and Giveaway

New release and giveaway by: L.A. Cotton, THE FIRST TIME IS THE HARDEST

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The First Time is the Hardest

by L.A. Cotton
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Publication Date: July 6, 2016
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Novella

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Mila Austin and her best friend, Lucas Gennery, made a pact: graduate college, return home, and start the rest of their lives … together.

One phone call changed everything.

Now, Mila is back in Radeno, Texas, lost and alone with an ache in her heart eased by the one person she shouldn’t get close to—Lucas’s older brother, Ryan.

Grief bonds them, tethers them in a way Mila didn’t see coming, and when it’s time to let go, she’s not sure if she can.

Because finally letting go of Lucas could mean losing Ryan as well.

Saying goodbye is never easy, but the first time is the hardest.

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About L.A. Cotton

Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense…written with feeling

L.A is author of the Fate’s Love Series and Chastity Falls Series. Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time mum to two little people with writing. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find L. A immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

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Seducing the Boss Lady – in Paperback!

Hi All! SEDUCING THE BOSS LADY is now available in paperback! Get your copy today!

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Master electrician, Peyton Jenkins, is tired of being the responsible Jenkins’ girl. She’s ready to hand over the reins of the family business for a chance to live life and find love. However, fear of getting hurt again keeps her from letting down her guard. That is until her world intersects with bad-boy, Michael Cutter. Their sparks ignite a passion that can’t be denied.

Private investigator, Michael Cutter, has no intention of falling for another pretty face, not even someone as beautiful as Peyton. But her smokin’ hot body and sass can’t be ignored. She desires love and commitment, yet the sins of his father continue to haunt Michael, deterring him from pursuing any type of relationship other than a casual fling.

Will their pasts keep them from taking a chance on love? And will love be enough to heal old wounds?

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What readers are saying:

Definitely enjoyed reading Michael and Peyton’s story. I continue to fall further in love with Sharon Cooper’s “Jenkins Family” series. Hopefully it doesn’t end with book five. I would love to read more on Jerry and Nick to see how this family rolls from a male perspective. If you’ve read the first four and half books in this series, delay no longer to one click “Seducing the Boss Lady”. If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting the Jenkins clan, don’t sleep on this series any longer! Tina Y.

Drama, love, laugh and tears the author touched on each emotion and then some. The relationship between the two main characters was so life like and interesting. I love the end where the heroine said – you don’t need an elaborate wedding to have a happy marriage. Finding the person that makes you happy to be yourself and accepts you is one of the few things the author touched on. I definitely say this is a must read. Kindle Reader

You did it again. Even though I always have a good idea how the story will end, I absolutely love the story between the beginning and the end. It is a great and strong love story with a few twist and turns between. The characters are strong and independent, but they also have a side to them that shows they can be vulnerable and are afraid to show it. Thank you for a true love story and bring on the next one.  Jacqueline P.

July 5, 2016 Posted by | Seducing the Boss Lady | , , | 2 Comments