Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Ground Rules by Renée Swann @JGBookSolutions @ReneeSwannbooks

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Title:  Ground Rules
Series:  The Lovers Trilogy, Book 1
Author:  Renée Swann
Published:   December 15th, 2015
Genre:  Erotic Romantic Suspense
Content Warning:  Light BDSM
Recommended Age:  18+

As best friends, Bec and Rob support each other through choppy times; are each other’s confidants and allies. As lovers, they have maintained a steady friends-with-benefits relationship for eleven months, without a hitch. But then Bec’s psycho BDSM-wannabe ex returns, and he will stop at nothing to destroy her perfect little world.
After several failed attempts of trying to win back her heart, Martin’s true colors bleed through. But who is he really after?

Bec and Rob’s friendship is changing—can they keep their benefited friendship from morphing into something else, something they both desire?

Life is never easy for Bec, but it’s about to become considerably worse. And only one person can stop it all. Read on to find out who.


Excerpt from Ground Rules by Renée Swann:

"You're late," is the first thing my sister says to me when she opens the door. Not “hello” or “I was worried,” but always cutting to the chase.
“Yeah, I, um, forgot the cupcakes.” Or rather, I ate the cupcakes and had to stop by the bakery for more. I should’ve learned that lesson by now—always buy double—but I haven’t and most likely never will.
“Well, come in. Rob’s already here.”
She seizes the cupcake box and leads me up the hallway. “Jack’s friend. Hope you don’t mind; we invited him too.”
“Oh, okay.” I backtrack, tugging the bakery box from her grasp. “This’s a setup, isn’t it?” To Cordelia, the fact I’m twenty-five and unmarried equals her trying to find me a nice man to be with. She never liked Martin, and it’s been exactly seven days since I dropkicked him out of my life.
“Don’t be ridiculous. He’s married. And a Christian.” Slinging an arm over my shoulders as she tows me through the house, she adds, “He is handsome though. Don’t tell Jack I said that.” And as we step out onto the rear veranda, she says, “Look who’s here!”
Jack’s lips quirk into a grin; arms coil around my shoulders. “You ate the cupcakes again, didn’t you?” he whispers in my ear.
My brother-in-law knows me too well.
The honey-eyed man at the end of the table is staring at me. Do I have frosting on my face? After a moment, Jack leads me over to him.
“This is the famous Becky,” he says.
“I’m famous?”
Rob smiles and offers me his hand. “Pleasure to meet you.”
His voice sends tingles to my lady bits. I want to lick that smile and kiss those lips.
He’s married. Hmph. My freaking luck.
“Lovely to meet you, too. I’ve heard nothing about you.” I slide my fingers across his palm and he gives them a quick squeeze.
“He’s a lawyer,” Cordy says, as if that explains it all. “Wine?”
“Sure.” I take the seat adjacent to Rob as she trots into the kitchen. “Lawyer, huh?” My eyes skirt all six-foot one-inch of him, over the crisp white button-down shirt and gray trousers. I’d love to take a peek under the suit.
“Yeah. My brothers and I own Gibbs Legal and Financial Group.”
“Ooh, I bet you’re loaded.”
A snicker. “I guess I am.” He flashes me a boyish smile. “So, since we’re talking paychecks…”
I sigh. “Why would I want money when I can have cheesecake?”
He regards me curiously.
“I find you fascinating.”


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About the Author:

Renée is a full-time writer who lives in Sydney, Australia, with a crazy pooch named Abbey and a boisterous, somersaulting rescue budgie named Kaleb. Her days are spent living in her fictional worlds and consuming way too much caffeine. She has an (unhealthy?) obsession with all things cupcake- and coffee-related plus Kerouac and YA dystopia/fantasy books. Renée can often be found surrounded by books, marathoning crime shows and munching on vegan goodies, on Twitter, Pinterest, or dancing in a rainstorm.

Renée hopes to one day visit Rio and is currently learning Brazilian Portuguese.

Renée Swann is a pen name for Renée Shearer, who also writes young adult fiction as C.J. Hart.

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  • 4 ebook copies of Ground Rules
  •  1 Ground Rules ebook + swag pack
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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Trail of Secrets by Laura Wolfe

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Title:  Trail of Secrets
Author:  Laura Wolfe
Published:  August 27th, 2015
Publisher:  Fire and Ice YA
Genre:  YA Mystery
Content Warning:  PG-13

Synopsis:  Spending three weeks of her summer at the elite Foxwoode Riding Academy in northern Michigan should have been one of the happiest times of sixteen year-old Brynlei’s life. But from the moment Brynlei arrives at Foxwoode, she can’t shake the feeling she’s being watched. Then she hears the story of a girl who vanished on a trail ride four years earlier. While the other girls laugh over the story of the dead girl who haunts Foxwoode, Brynlei senses that the girl—or her ghost—may be lurking in the shadows.

Brynlei’s quest to reveal the truth interferes with her plan to keep her head down and win Foxwoode’s coveted “Top Rider” award. To make things worse, someone discovers Brynlei’s search for answers and will go to any length to stop her. As Brynlei begins to unravel the facts surrounding the missing girl’s disappearance, she is faced with an impossible choice. Will she protect a valuable secret? Or save a life?

Excerpt from Trails of Secrets by Laura Wolfe:

Jett plodded rhythmically through the pristine landscape. The earthy scent of pine needles, tree moss, and raspberries filled Brynlei’s senses. Wild raspberry bushes sprouted up along the trail, their thorns threatening to impale anyone who reached for the ripe fruit. A small creek with crystal clear water babbled to the right of the trail. She could see straight through the rushing water to the leaves and stones on the bottom.

Anna turned back toward Brynlei. “We’re stopping for minute to let the horses drink from the creek. Pass it on.”

Brynlei passed the same message back to Kaitlyn. She guided Jett over to the creek and let him stretch his head toward the water. Out of the corner of her eye, Brynlei saw something dart behind one of the trees in the distance. She would have dismissed it as a squirrel or a deer, but it was too tall. It almost looked like a person, but then it was gone. The hairs on Brynlei’s neck stood on end. The dark energy prickled her skin. She could feel someone watching her. Jett jerked his head up and perked his ears toward the trees beyond the creek. His nostrils flared and his feet danced. He was on alert and so was Brynlei.

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About the Author:
Laura Wolfe is a lover of animals and nature. When she is not writing, Laura can be found playing games with her highly-energetic kids, riding horses, growing vegetables in her garden, or spoiling her rescue dog. She lives in her home state of Michigan with her husband, son, and daughter. Laura holds a BA in English from the University of Michigan and a JD from DePaul University. She is an active member of multiple writing groups, including Sisters in Crime and the SCBWI. In addition to Trail of Secrets, Laura’s writing credits include an article in Practical Horseman Magazine, and a picture book, Henrietta’s Hoof Polish (forthcoming from Guardian Angel Publishing).

Giveaway Details:
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  • A $10 Amazon gift card.

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