Unfinished Night By Violet Duke ♥ Release Day Blitz

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Today we have the release day of Unfinished Nights – Complete Duet by Violet Duke! Check it out and grab your copy of this great series today!

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BEFORE THAT NIGHT:

Before that night, Addison Milan had been just a college dropout secretly raising her two young siblings in a beat-up minivan she’d bought with her first semester’s tuition refund–the only money her addict mother hadn’t taken off with when she’d abandoned them nearly two years ago.

Before that night, Caine Spencer had been just a rough, gruff cop sent to check out the phoned-in claims of suspected child neglect involving the same woman he’d met just months prior when she’d first served him the city’s worst diner coffee…which he’d been drinking daily ever since.

Before that night, Addison would never have thought the man she’d been fighting hard not to fall for–her only friend in her new shadow of a life–would be in a position to rip her family apart.

Before that night, Caine would never have believed any woman could make him fall head over heels, let alone make him feel so damn compelled to look the other way when it came to his job.

Then that one perfect night changed everything.

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Seven years.

Seven damn years of wondering whether the woman was still alive…whether she’d spent the last two thousand five hundred fifty-five days wondering if he was still alive.

Wondering whether that night was as burned into her memory as it was his.

Seven years having his heart tethered to Addison―and now she’s back. With even more reasons to run than she’d had then.

Only this time, Caine isn’t letting the gorgeous little flight risk out of his sight.

Regardless of how noble her reasons may be.

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Caine stopped with his hand on the doorknob and studied her for a bit, with those deep, stormy eyes of his that always saw too much, read her too well. Then, he quietly pushed open the door to the darkened room and walked in.

But he made no move to flick on the light switch.

Instead, he simply stood there, just inside the doorway, holding the door open for her silently, waiting for her to decide if she wanted to go into the pitch-blackness with him.

Addison knew the choice to step over that threshold, into the unknown, was symbolic of so much more than what he was asking in that moment…a fact she was certain hadn’t escaped him.

He didn’t back down. But he didn’t push, either.

“Alec thinks there’s no way you and I can be friends,” she whispered, in a feeble attempt to keep them away from a ledge they’d be tempted to jump off of, where there would be no coming back from. “This is sort of an experiment he’s conducting to prove his hypothesis.”

“Did I mention I hated that ‘just friends’ idea from the start?”

Yeah. Her too.

“You want to know what I was thinking about when you suggested it?” he continued, reaching up to put his forearm against the door jamb, crowding the opening with his broad, six-foot frame.

She shouldn’t. No good could possibly come from being allowed inside Caine Spencer’s head. “Yes.”

The gravelly rumble of his voice turned hypnotic. “I was remembering how those soft, sexy sounds you’d make when I’d kiss you on your neck—right where that new tattoo is—would test me, nearly break me of my control every time.”

When his eyes began tracing intently over the lines of her tattoo, the air in her lungs thinned, and slipped past her lips before she could stop it.

His jaw tightened, and his forearms flexed. Once. Twice. Before his voice dropped a full octave lower. “A test. Every. Single. Time.”

Oh God, she wasn’t going to make it.

He took a step back.

She followed him in.

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NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education ecstatic to be on the other side of the page now writing emotion-rich stories with fun, everyday characters and sweet, sexy match-ups. Since her debut series in 2013, over a million readers have put all four of Violet’s laugh & cry contemporary romance series on bestseller lists and Top 10 charts across the major eretailers, both in the U.S. and internationally.

When she isn’t feeding her book-a-day addiction, Violet enjoys doing far too many things without checking the directions first (often with outrageous power tools she has no business operating), and cooking impossible-to-replicate ‘special edition’ dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. She lives in Hawai’i with her kids (Violet & Duke) and Mr. Violet Duke (their ringleader), with a PJs-and-rubber-slippers work dress code she takes very seriously.

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Every Night Without You by Violet Duke ♥ Release Blitz

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Title: Every Night Without You (Caine & Addison, Bk 2 of 2)

Series: Unfinished Love

Author: Violet Duke

Publication Date: January 17, 2017

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Seven years.

Seven damn years of wondering whether the woman was still alive…whether she’d spent the last two thousand five hundred fifty-five days wondering if he was still alive.

Wondering whether that night was as burned into her memory as it was his.

Seven years having his heart tethered to Addison―and now she’s back. With even more reasons to run than she’d had then.

Only this time, Caine isn’t letting the gorgeous little flight risk out of his sight.

Regardless of how noble her reasons may be.

“Violet Duke is my go-to read when I just want to immerse myself in a captivating romance.” – NYT bestselling author J.S. Cooper

EVERY NIGHT WITHOUT YOU (Bk 2 of 2) takes place seven years after BEFORE THAT NIGHT (Bk 1 of 2), and is the conclusion of Caine & Addison’s story of love, sacrifice, and the lengths one will run―and chase―when their past threatens their future.

 

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Copyright (c) 2017 Violet Duke

“Stop reading my mind,” she whispered.

“No.”

The softly growled word was the only warning she got before his arms snaked around her waist and pulled her to him. “There hasn’t been a single night since you left that I haven’t thought about the way you felt in my arms the first time I’d slept longer than a few hours in years.”

She gasped.

His eyes flared. “That right there—that’s why I’m never going to stop reading your thoughts, baby. No matter how well Alec taught you to hide, knowing that even now, after all this time, you still can’t hide all your feelings from me completely? That’s the one thing that’ll help me sleep tonight. It still won’t be for longer than an hour or two, but at least in that short time, I’ll have something to hold onto again.”

Tidal waves of emotion slammed into her, one after another, crashing through every last barrier she’d built around herself, stripping away every protective layer she’d hid behind for the last seven years. Until all that was left was her.

A low, harsh sound broke free from Caine.

Feelings and thoughts, fears and hopes—she bared it all to him.

For so long, she’d kept everything from everyone, herself included. Now, disarmed and defenseless, anyone with eyes could plainly see the one unmistakably distinguishable part of her that she’d had to work the hardest to hide.

Her heart. Which was still irrevocably tethered to the man standing before her.

“Go inside, Addison. Right now. While I’m still able to let you.”

Every cell in her body rebelled against the command.

“Please, honey. Don’t do that. Don’t flash that look at me. That stubborn rebel-in-stilettos sass will have you under me in your bed in two seconds flat.”

He groaned at whatever her eyes were telling him next.

To be fair, he started it with that panty-melting threat.

“Baby, you’re killing me.”

Right back at you.

He pushed open the door the rest of the way for her, one hand holding the top of the frame as if physically stopping himself from doing anything else.

For a while, the internal battles they each faced with themselves kept them both cemented where they stood.

But eventually, the growing torment and tension racking his entire frame made her back up a single step and clear the doorway.

“Lock the deadbolt.”

These overprotective demands just shouldn’t be this sexy.

She shut the door and laid her palm against it.

Knowing he was still out there, she confessed quietly to the wooden barricade between them, “That memory stayed with me, too. Even now, the only way I’m able to eventually fall asleep is to imagine your arms around me. Holding me. Keeping me safe.”

Loving me.

It was a full minute before she finally heard his heavy tactical boots walk away.

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

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LOVE, LAUGHTER & STEAMY EVER AFTERS Boxed Set

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BELLA ANDRE Can’t Help Falling in Love (The Sullivans)
He can’t make the mistake of falling for another fire victim. She can’t love-and lose-another man with a dangerous job. Gabe Sullivan & Megan Harris have every reason to stay apart…but they can’t help falling in love.

MELISSA FOSTER — Seaside Dreams (Seaside Summers)
Bella Abbascia has quit her job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds a new life in her favorite place on earth, Wellfleet, Massachusetts. That is, until good-time Bella’s prank takes a bad turn and a sinfully sexy police officer Caden Grant appears on the scene. After fourteen years of focusing solely on his son, Caden cannot resist the intense attraction he feels toward beautiful Bella, but starting over proves more difficult than either of them imagined. Can true love really conquer all?

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LAUREN BLAKELYTrophy Husband (Caught Up in Love)
Sometimes you can’t help falling in love, even when you try to do the opposite… McKenna embarks on a playful, ironic quest for a trophy husband after her ex has ditched her, but along the way she meets someone who rocks her world. And she’ll have to choose between protecting her heart from hurt, or letting go of her fears of a new beginning.

VIOLET DUKELove, Tussles, and Takedowns (Cactus Creek)
After his combat injuries retire him from the military career he wasn’t ready to give up, battle-scarred Hudson Reyes now spends his new life as a movie industry fight scene and weapons specialist simply doing what he knows best: surviving. Until he meets her. The sweet, angel-faced wrecking ball to his good intentions–antique arms authenticator and martial arts maven, Liana Lin. Even though she’s everything he’s told himself he can’t have, sure as sin, if one woman could sneak past the barbed wires he’s wrapped around his heart, it’d be her. Now if only they could stop sparring long enough to find out…

SAWYER BENNETTOn the Rocks (The Last Call)
He left to travel the world for fame and glory, but only after spurning Gabby Ward and crushing her young heart. Now Hunter Markham has come back home to the salty breeze of the North Carolina Outer Banks and looking at the all-grown-up Gabby in a whole new way. Still bitter over his rebuff years before, Gabby is content to stay far away from him and his dangerously charming ways, but when Hunter presents an offer to her that she simply can’t refuse, she has to battle her ever growing attraction to the man that first taught her about heartbreak.

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CARLY PHILLIPSDare to Desire (Dare to Love)
Quarterback Alex Dare, had it all–an all-star football career and his choice of willing women–until injury forces him into early retirement. Social worker Madison Evans grew up in foster homes and knows what it means to have-not. She isn’t impressed by Alex Dare’s wealth or charm. Not since she fell hard for him once before, only to discover she was just one of his too-easy conquests. This time around Madison refuses to succumb. But Alex wants Madison. And if there is one thing Alex does well, it’s to get what he wants. Can he convince Madison to take a risk and dare to love?

ERIN NICHOLASOut of Bounds (Boys of Fall)
Wild child Jackson Brady doesn’t think twice about returning home to help out when his beloved high school football coach gets sick. Jackson’s done a lot of growing up in the past twelve years and this is an opportunity to atone for his past sins. But to get back into everyone’s good graces, he needs to prove he’s changed. Sweet, well-respected Annabelle Hartington is the key. If she’ll give him a second chance, everyone will know he’s a new man. Surprisingly, he’s not the only one who’s changed and it turns out nothing stirs his inner bad boy like the *former* goody-two-shoes.

MELANIE SHAWN Actually Love (Crossroads)
Real or fake… As VP of public relations for SPC, the beautiful and talented Jessie Sloan knew the difference. The order and control she had in her life was real. Love was fake and she didn’t have time for fake. Win or lose… Sexy, sculpted boxing champ Zach Courtland has had his share of losses in life, but inside the ring, he knew nothing but wins. He was used to taking and landing punches, but little did he know that he was about to get the knockout of his life.

JESSIE EVANSDiamonds and Dust (Lonesome Point Texas)
Pike Sherman is a legend in Lonesome Point, a hometown boy who made it to the big leagues. Literally. Professional baseball acquired one hell of a pitching arm and its latest celebrity bad boy when the gifted Pike was drafted. His broken heart came along for the ride, too, but he kept that private. After a few days back in Lonesome Point, Pike can’t imagine life without Tulsi Hearst, the girl he left behind, but when Tulsi’s secret is revealed, his heart is broken all over again. The only thing worse than losing Tulsi, is losing six years with the daughter he didn’t know he had.

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CRISTA MCHUGH Falling for the Wingman (The Kelly Brothers)
Air Force pilot Caleb Kelly has come back home with one mission in mind–to propose to the woman whose letters and lucky charm helped him survive his deployment in Afghanistan. But when he finds their apartment empty with a note saying she’s left him, he arrives at her mother’s house in rural Alabama too find Kourtney is about to marry another man. Her little sister, Alex, convinces him that the best way to get Kourtney back is to make her think he’s fallen for someone new–her. But when a fake romance becomes all too real, Alex’s deception may leave them both grounded.

 

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Having sold more than 3 million books, NYT, USA Today & Publisher’s Weekly Bestselling author BELLA ANDRE‘s novels have been #1 bestsellers all over the world. The Washington Post has called her “One of the top digital writers in America.”

NYT & USA Today Bestselling and Award-Winning author MELISSA FOSTER writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction.

A former professor of English Education, VIOLET DUKE is a NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary romance whose novels have been Top 10 bestsellers in the US and internationally.

LAUREN BLAKELY writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and she has had 7 books on the NYT Bestseller list and 11 on the USA Today Bestseller list.

NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author CARLY PHILLIPS has had a successful 15 year career with various New York publishing houses, publishing over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels.

SAWYER BENNETT is the NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author of several contemporary romances including the Off Series, Legal Affairs Series, Last Call Series, and Cold Fury series.

NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author ERIN NICHOLAS is the author of sexy contemporary romances. Her stories have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy and fun.

MELANIE SHAWN is the NYT & USA Today Bestselling writing team of sister duo Melanie and Shawna who have joined forces to create a world where true love and happily ever after always has a sexy twist!

NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author, JESSIE EVANS, gave up a career as an international woman of mystery to write the sexy, contemporary romances she loves to read. She’s married to the man of her dreams in a cottage in the jungle.

CRISTA MCHUGH is a NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author of fantasy and romance with heroines who are smart, sexy, and anything but ordinary. She currently lives in the Audi-filled suburbs of Seattle with her husband and two children.

 

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Sex. Lies. Romance. Love. My life has it all. I do what I want, when I want and no one can stop me. This isn’t a story of how I found my prince. Or my how my prince found me. This is my life. My diary. This is the true diary of ‘that girl’. CONFESSIONS OF A SEXAHOLIC by New York Times bestselling author JS Cooper.

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In STICKY by New York Times bestselling author Nina Lane, a plate of sugar cookies sparks an edgy, red-hot affair between married PTO president Madeline Collins and the hot, new school principal, who teaches her a very dirty lesson.

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For fans of such films as Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Wild Things comes a ménage romance posing the question, can two men share the same woman forever? UNCONVENTIONAL (The Manhattanites) by Avery Aster.

 

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WAITING FOR YOU (Sparks in Texas)

by Mari Carr

Sydney stood next to Gran, who was flanked by Julian on the right. The three of them were standing at the international arrivals gate, grinning like fools as they held the banner Sydney had made. Chas’ flight had landed and her heart was racing a million miles an hour. She’d seen him just a few months earlier over the holidays. They’d exchanged small gifts and consumed a bottle of eggnog together. Chas had even told her a little bit about two friends he’d lost in combat, the story breaking her heart.

Chas had ended up sleeping on her couch that night, while she’d tossed and turned in her bedroom, fighting the urge to go out and comfort him. However, there had been something in his eyes—some dark, unfamiliar sadness—that had stopped her, that had told her to keep her distance.

Several more people walked through the gate. Sydney watched as relatives reunited with hugs, laughter and sometimes tears. She loved coming to the airport, loved the energy and the atmosphere, the hustle and bustle. It was a hotbed of emotions unlike any other place.

Gran captured her attention with a nudge of the elbow. “There he is.”

Chas strolled through the doors in jeans and a t-shirt. It would seem so weird to see him dressed in civilian clothing rather than his fatigues from now on, and she wondered if he’d give up the crew cut he’d kept for so many years and return to the longer style of his youth. He looked around the area, searching for them. Sydney smiled and waved when his eyes met hers.

Chas walked faster then, laughing when he read their banner. Sydney took it from Julian and Gran, stepping back so that Chas could greet his family.

She was shocked when he bypassed both of them and walked right up to her. He tugged the banner out of her hands and dropped it to the floor a split second before he grabbed her in his embrace and kissed her.

His mouth was demanding, forcing her lips apart so he could stroke her tongue with his. Sydney fought off a wave of dizziness and disbelief. Even a bit of embarrassment when she recalled his grandmother was standing less than five feet away from them. She put her hands on his shoulders, intent on pushing him away, but Chas only gripped her tighter, one of his hands rising to cup the back of her neck, his fingers lightly stroking the sensitive skin there.

She was a goner. Sydney stopped giving a shit who was there and what they were seeing. Chas was home. And he was kissing her.

Twelve years melted away into a haze of nothingness. He was home. Finally.

 

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Melody Anne, Violet Duke, Melissa Foster, Gina L. Maxwell, Linda Lael Miller, Brenda Novak, Sherryl Woods, Steena Holmes, Rosalind James, Molly O’Keefe, and Nancy Naigle, with Robyn Carr.

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Love, Laughter And Merrily Ever Afters ♥ Release Blitz

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Love, Laughter, and Merrily Ever Afters

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Release Date: November 25, 2014

By New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Authors:

 

Sawyer Bennett

Mari Carr

Janelle Denison (aka Erika Wilde)

Violet Duke

Karen Erickson (aka Monica Murphy)

Jessie Evans

Cathryn Fox

Melody Grace

Alannah Lynne

Marquita Valentine

 

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TEN fun, romantic holiday novellas by ten New York Times & USA Today bestselling authors

 

An all-star gathering of

some of today’s most popular NYT and USA Today bestselling romance authors in a

fun-filled collection…holiday style! With the overwhelming response to the chart-

topping summer boxed set, we’ve brought together even MORE of your favorite

authors for a winter compilation, and this time, we’ve giftwrapped TEN stories for

you all. From the funny & sweet, to the STEAMY & heartfelt, each novella

is packed with a whole lot of romance, and hand-picked to infuse perfectly-

portioned holiday cheer into your busy days this season…along with hot bursts of

holiday steam for those winter nights.

And at just ***99 CENTS

USD*** that’s a huge savings of over 95% off retail for

the individual books sold separately! This is an extremely limited edition bundle

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IF I RETURN by Sawyer

Bennett

Hope Camden is relentlessly serious, awkwardly shy, and in complete

need of a walk on the wilder side. At least, that’s what her sister tells her when she

drags her off on an impromptu Christmas getaway in the mountains, where Hope

meets gorgeous, enigmatic Army helicopter pilot Jack Freeman…who’s headed off to

war in a week.

SEDUCING SANTA by Janelle Denison

(aka Erika Wilde)

All Faith Roberts wants for Christmas is one sexy night with Matthew

Carlton, the hot, gorgeous pediatric surgeon posing as Santa for a visit to the

children’s ward where she volunteers. While Matthew is more than willing to fulfill

her naughty wishes, he’s determined to show Faith that he’s the kind of gift that

keeps on giving.

TWELVE DATES OF CHRISTMAS by

Jessie Evans (aka J. Evans)

When Lula Jo refused Carter’s proposal one dark December night–

unwilling to abandon her hometown to live the dangerous life of a treasure hunter’s

wife–the holiday lights went out in her heart. She vowed to keep her distance from

dangerous men and untamed cowboys. But now Carter is back and hoping for a

holiday miracle to reunite him with his first and only love.

DECKING DREW by Violet Duke

If anyone can make Drew Lawson believe in the magic of Christmas, of

course the universe would pick the addictively sweet, mind-wreckingly beautiful

Skylar Sullivan to try. She’s only the girl-next-door of his dreams he’d classified as

completely off-limits two years ago…the same one now standing on his doorstep on

Christmas eve.

FAIRIES & WISHES by Karen

Erickson (aka Monica Murphy)

Lily the holiday fairy is given a new assignment this Christmas season–

teach a lonely doctor how to love again. But all Lily knows how to do is gently coerce

people into embracing the Christmas spirit; she doesn’t have a clue what love really

is. So imagine her surprise when she falls madly in love–and lust–with the good

doctor in the process.

WILD IRISH CHRISTMAS by Mari

Carr

It’s Christmas Eve, and all seven of the Collins siblings have gathered

together to give their father Patrick a precious gift. Gather ’round the tree and join

the Collins family as they pass a bottle of Jameson, and Patrick shares the story of

how he won the heart of Sunday, his true love, his soul mate…and the mother of his

seven Wild Irish.

UNWRAPPED by Melody

Grace

Lacey James is wild, spontaneous, and up for anything. Daniel Sullivan is

careful, sensible, and mending his broken heart. When the unlikely pair get stranded

together on the way home for the holidays, Lacey finds her long-term crush

impossible to ignore. And as a game of truth or dare spins out of control, Daniel

discovers the one girl he truly wants is the last person he expected.

HIS CHRISTMAS WISH by Marquita

Valentine

War hero Joaquin Morales is back in Holland Springs for the first time in

years. His mission? To convince his wife that they have a future together. But falling

in love with her husband for the second time is not a part of Sage Caswell’s plans

this holiday Season. With the help of a little Christmas magic (and a well-timed

snowstorm), can Joaquin and Sage’s dreams come true?

HOLIDAY SPIRIT by Cathryn

Fox

What’s a girl to do when she finds herself held captive in a bedroom–with

the man she’s been lusting after for months–by a voyeuristic spirit on Christmas

Eve? Give it what it wants, of course. If a holiday romp with her sexy co-worker is

what it’ll take for Elly Watson to solve her latest Paranormal Task Force case, she’s

up for the challenge…over and over again if need be.

A CHRISTMAS HEAT WAVE by

Alannah Lynne

All Samantha Mazze wants for Christmas is to create the perfect

Christmas Eve celebration for her friends and family. The house is decorated, the

meal has been prepared, the guests are arriving…what could possibly go wrong?

Come spend the holidays with your friends from the Heat Wave series, and meet a

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Love, Tussles And Takedowns By Voliet Duke ♥ Release Blitz

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From the author of the New York Times bestselling NICE GIRL series comes Book Two in the USA Today bestselling CACTUS CREEK series…

 

LOVE, TUSSLES, AND TAKEDOWNS

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He’s a better fighter

A fighter to the core, Hudson Reyes has collected enough battle scars now to last several lifetimes. But after his combat injuries retire him from the life he wasn’t ready to give up, Hudson finds himself spending the carbon copy days of his new career as a Hollywood fight scene and weapons specialist just doing what he knows best: surviving. Until he meetsher. The one woman who makes him want tolive again. With wounds as deep as his own, she’s a scrappy little thing–an angel-faced paradox that comes as a package deal with an offbeat town of admirably protective, but downright nosy folks.

And a wicked roundhouse kick that’s become intimately familiar with his head.

…but she has all the weapons.

An antique arms authenticator by day and a self-defense instructor by night, Liana Lin has made a living turning the unthinkable demons of her past into the passions that fuel, and fill, her life. So when the unjustly handsome man she’s been unable to stop thinking about literally takes her to the mat with martial arts styles unlike anything she’s ever seen–pinning her with a molten hot stare that melts her like a marshmallow trapped between a graham cracker and a chocolate square–Lia flips into no-holds-barred fight mode. Because if one man could find a way to disarm her carefully-built defenses, it’d be him.

Now if only they could stop sparring long enough to find out…

BOOKS IN THE CACTUS CREEK SERIES

BOOK 1: A Little Combustible Chemistry [Prequel Novella — Luke & Dani]
BOOK 2: Love, Chocolate, and Beer [Luke & Dani]
BOOK 3: Love, Tussles, and Takedowns [Hudson & Lia] — June 2014
BOOK 4: Love, Exes, and Ohs [Isaac & Xoey] — July 2014
BOOK 5: Love, Sidelines, and Endzones [Grady & Sienna] — Sept 2014
BOOK 6: A Little Holiday Meddling [Holiday Novella — Noah & Katelyn] — Nov 2014

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Excerpt from “Love, Tussles, and Takedowns”

© Violet Duke, 2014

 

“Used to be, I could handle a combat weapon with the kind of speed and precision that guys in my unit were gladly willing to trade their left nut for.” A hard edge darkened his expression for a brief moment before fading, softening when his gaze fell on her face again. “After the explosion, discovering that I wouldn’t ever have that level of fine motor control in my trigger hand again, or that I wouldn’t ever be able to fully process the feel of a weapon because of the nerve damage in my other hand…that just about destroyed me.”

He slid his hand over her skin gently. “But this—ˮ

She gasped, gripped the sheets to keep herself grounded mentally, emotionally. To keep her silly heart from acknowledging the fact that he was shattering her defenses with that one simple touch, owning her with the intense, single-minded focus his eyes held as they followed the path his fingers were tracing across her belly. Hungrily. Reverently.

“I thought that was the hardest thing I’d have to get over because of my injuries. But this right here,” he whispered, leaning down to wreck even more havoc on her senses by shadowing his touch with his words, his evil, evil lips only just barely skimming her flesh. “Not being able to do all the things I want to do to you with the pace and precision I want to with this hand…” She stopped breathing when she felt his other palm smooth up the back of her thigh. “And worse, not being able feel you fully with this one…”

“Hell, Lia. That’s killing me more than you can imagine.”

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About the Author

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NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education who is ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page writing wickedly fun contemporary romance novels. Her books have been Top 10 bestsellers on Amazon, iTunes, and Barnes & Noble, and have been featured on IndieReader and GalleyCat as breakout hits. When she’s not writing or feeding her book-a-day reading addiction, Violet enjoys tackling reno projects with her power tools, trying pretty much anything without reading the directions first, and cooking ‘special edition’ dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. She lives in Hawai’i with her two cute kids (daughter Violet & son Duke) and similarly adorable husband.

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Love, Laughter, & Happily Ever Afters by Eight Fun, Romantic Novels by Eight Bestselling Authors

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Love, Laughter, & Happily Ever Afters

Eight Fun, Romantic Novels by Eight Bestselling Authors

 

Just in time for summer! An all-star collaboration by some of today’s most popular bestselling romance authors. From the funny and sweet to the steamy and heartfelt, this collection has eight full-length FUN, romantic love stories hand-picked to bring a smile to your face while you’re lounging out in the sun this summer. This limited edition boxed set will only be available until July so get yours today!

Total length is 1,800 pages and at just **$0.99** for eight novels, that’s a $27 savings!

 

Collection Includes

ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAE — by USA Today Bestselling Author Marilyn Brant

FINDING THE RIGHT GIRL — by NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Violet Duke

SWEET TO YOU — by iBooks and Barnes & Noble Bestselling Author Jessie Evans

UNAFRAID — by USA Today Bestselling Author Melody Grace

LOVE LOVE — by Amazon Bestselling Author Beth Michele

TEMPTING LOVE — by Amazon Bestselling Author Melanie Shawn

NOT OVER YOU — by NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Marquita Valentine

And in her much-anticipated indie debut, Samhain bestselling author Erin Nicholas with the never-before-published novel, GETTING OUT OF HAND.

 

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ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAE by USA Today Bestselling Author Marilyn Brant

A shy dessert cookbook writer reconnects with her longtime crush–an ex-football star turned businessman–when they run an ice cream shop together.

 

FINDING THE RIGHT GIRL by NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Violet Duke

Tessa Daniels has no idea why she told her friend’s brother she was a fling expert. She’s never been flung before and she sure as heck doesn’t know where or how to begin flinging a guy like Brian Sullivan. The man’s got as many demons and skeletons in the closet as she does; and worse, he’s got her thinking of the one thing she stopped letting herself hope for years ago. A happily-ever-after.

 

SWEET TO YOU by iTunes & Barnes and Noble Bestselling Author Jessie Evans

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire… When s’mores and whiskey shots lead to skinny-dipping at a singles’ camping retreat, Maddie Whitehouse knows she won’t be able to resist another steamy encounter with the sexy firefighter her childhood friend, Jamison, has become…even if he is off limits.

 

UNAFRAID by USA Today Bestselling Author Melody Grace

Brittany Ray’s learned the hard way that some dreams aren’t meant for girls like her. Handsome, charming Hunter Covington is one of those dreams. Years ago, they shared one life-changing night together, but Brit walked away before he could break her heart. Now Hunter’s back in Beachwood Bay, their reckless passion can’t be ignored. But will dark secrets tear apart their new beginning?

 

LOVE LOVE by Amazon Bestselling Author Beth Michele

Gabby is running from a past that she can’t seem to escape. But what happens when she discovers something unexpected along the way that may just lead her from the shadows? Maybe something magical. What happens when love finds her but her heart has gone into hiding?

 

GETTING OUT OF HAND, the brand new novel by Samhain Bestselling Author Erin Nicholas

Genius scientist Mason Riley can cure world hunger, impress the media and piss off the Vice President of the United States all before breakfast. But he’s not sure he can get through his high school class reunion. Then he meets the new girl in town. Adrianne Scott loves the sleepy little town of Sapphire Falls—the perfect place to open her candy shop and live a quiet, drama-free life. Until Mason Riley bids four hundred dollars just to dance with her.

 

TEMPTING LOVE by Amazon Bestselling Author Melanie Shawn

Haley Sloan knew exactly what she wanted out of life. With her designer lingerie business booming, her career was moving forward, but her heart stayed in the same place it had for four years…hopelessly in love with the single father across the street. Former wild boy turned responsible adoring father Eddie Thomas selflessly sacrificed his wants and needs for that of his little girl, meaning he sacrificed his want and need for Haley. Will Haley finally be able to break through to the heart of the man who has had hers prisoner for years?

 

NOT OVER YOU by NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Marquita Valentine

Summer Holland is set on one thing–convincing her childhood sweetheart *and* local preacher’s son, Gabriel Edwards, to marry her so she can get back the daughter she gave up for adoption. She’s always been able to count on him rescuing her when she needed it most, but this time is different… there’s a new woman in Gabriel’s life. Only, Summer’s not going to let that get in her way.

 

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MARILYN BRANT

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JESSIE EVANS

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MELODY GRACE

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BETH MICHELE

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ERIN NICHOLAS

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MELANIE SHAWN

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MARQUITA VALENTINE

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