May 29, 2014 By Two Book Pushers
Title: Keep Me (Twist Me, #2)
Author: Anna Zaires
Genre: Dark Erotic Novel
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Cover Design by Eden Crane Designs
Abducted at eighteen. Held captive for 15 months.
It reads like one of those headlines. And yes, I did it. I stole her. Nora, with her long dark hair and silky skin. She’s my weakness, my obsession.
I’m not a good man. I never pretended to be one. She can love me, but she can’t change me.
I can, however, change her.
My name is Julian Esguerra, and Nora is mine to keep.
***Keep Me is the sequel to Twist Me, told from Nora & Julian’s POV.***
“Are you all right?” There is a concerned expression on Nora’s face as she reaches up to touch the area above my left ear. Her slender fingers are gentle on my scalp. “Does it still hurt?”
Her touch sends pleasure streaking down my spine. I want this from her. I want her to care about my well-being. I want her to love me even though I stole her freedom—even though, by all rights, she should hate me.
I have no illusions about myself. I’m one of those men they show on the news—the ones that everyone fears and despises. I took a young woman because I wanted her and for no other reason.
I took her and I made her mine.
I make no excuses for my actions. I feel no guilt either. I wanted Nora, and now she’s here with me, looking at me like I’m the most important person in her world.
And I am. I am exactly what she needs now . . . what she craves. I will give her everything, and I will take everything from her in return. Her body, her mind, her devotion—I want it all. I want her pain and her pleasure, her fear and her joy.
I want to be her entire life.
“No, it’s fine,” I say in response to her earlier question. “It’s almost healed.”
She pulls her fingers away, and I catch her hand, not ready to forego the pleasure of her touch. Her hand is slim and delicate in my grasp, her skin soft and warm. She tries to tug it away reflexively, but I don’t let her, my fingers tightening around her small palm. Her strength is insignificant compared to mine; she can’t make me release her unless I chose to let her go.
She doesn’t really want me to let her go, anyway. I can feel the excitement rising within her, and my body hardens, a dark hunger awakening within me again. Reaching across the table, I slowly and purposefully unbuckle her safety belt.
Then I stand up, still holding her hand, and lead her to the bedroom at the back of the airplane.
Twist Me (Twist Me, #1)
Anna Zaires fell in love with books at the age of five, when her grandmother taught her to read. She wrote her first story shortly thereafter. Since then, she has always lived partially in a fantasy world where the only limits were those of her imagination. Currently residing in Florida, Anna is happily married to Dima Zales (a science fiction and fantasy author) and closely collaborates with him on all their works.
After graduating from the University of Chicago with a degree in Economics, Anna spent eight years on Wall Street analyzing stocks and writing research reports. In 2013, she became a full-time author, pursuing her lifelong dream of writing romance novels.
Dima Zales is the love of her life and a huge inspiration in all aspects of her writing. Every book Anna writes is a product of their unique collaborative process.
In addition to reading and writing, Anna enjoys drinking tea (coconut oolong, anyone?), watching addictive TV shows, and discussing book ideas during long walks with her amazing husband.
She loves hearing from her readers, so please don’t hesitate to contact her through her website or connect with her on Facebook, where she hangs out way too often. Also, please visit her husband and collaborator, Dima Zales, at www.dimazales.com and check out their fantasy & science fiction books.
May 25, 2014 By Two Book Pushers
Title: Twisted Luck (Run of Luck, #1)
Author: Julie Solorio
Expected Release: July 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
In my life, rarely are there dull moments. I seem to land myself in these…situations a lot. I am 25, and in college (yes, still!). I have just met the most gorgeous guy, Cole, in my math class. The only problem is that he is a little guarded. Just when I start to make progress with him, my crazy elderly neighbor Marge disappears after visiting some questionable dating sites. Who the hell has even heard of bootycall.com?!
Anyway, since my best friend and roommate Hailey and I have kind of adopted Marge, we join forces with her grandson Matt to help find her. Cole even decides to join in the hunt! Along the way, we cross paths with Ben – a creeper who might also be really dangerous.
Will I be able to keep us safe and out of trouble, find Marge, and land the guy? Or will my Twisted Luck screw everything up?
I am a mother, a wife, a substitute teacher and now a writer! I love to read and write. I discovered the world of indie books about a year and a half ago. Since then I have read over 200 books. I got in to following book blogs for recommendations and found Love Between The Sheets. They were looking for reviewers so I applied and I’ve been writing for those wonderful ladies since. I started my own book, Twisted Luck, somewhere along the way and I’m so excited to publish it later this year!!
May 23, 2014 By Two Book Pushers
Love, Exes, and Ohs
(Release Date: July 29th)
$2.99 PRE-ORDER SPECIAL (price will go up to $3.99 on release day)
He could very well be the perfect ex…
Isaac McKnight has had enough loss in his life to know never to take anything for granted. So when the all but perfectly-imperfect-woman-for-him ends things with him out of the blue, it’s Isaac that doesn’t let their friendship get ruined in the process. Now a year later, whether it’s at his gym or her brewpub, or the dog park they visit every weekend—though neither of them own a dog—he and Xoey find themselves together more often than not, with a relationship that’s stronger than ever. The fact that he’s somehow taken a wrong turn and crossed over into ‘buddy zone’ galaxy with its dangerous proximity to watch-me-marry-another-guy abyss, however, doesn’t occur to him until Xoey tells him she’s on the hunt for the perfect man…who’s not him. Oh hell no. Isaac is done waiting for the crazy woman to come to her senses. This time, he’s not letting her just up and run from what’s always been between them.
But she’s looking for the perfect oh.
History has taught Xoey Kerrigan that sometimes, it’s Prince Charming who vanishes without a trace. And fairy tale love? Highly overrated. But the connection that results in a real and perfect ‘oh?’ That a couple just can’t fake. She’s tried. So when Xoey realizes she’s had waaay more exes than ohs in her love life, she creates a match-finding formula for the perfect man by analyzing the men responsible for her three most epic ohs. They were, after all, her best relationships. Heck, one has become a friendship she’d never jeopardize for anything. Which is precisely why she can’t tell Isaac that one-third of her genius little man-quation is all about him—well, more than a third if Xoey were being honest with herself…which she’s not. Because full honesty would require thinking not just about how perfect Isaac really is, but also about how perfect the fourth epic oh she’s kept buried deep in her past once was.
An easy enough thing to keep ignoring…until her past isn’t past tense anymore.
Love, Sidelines, and Endzones
(Release Date: Sept 30th)
$2.99 PRE-ORDER SPECIAL (price will go up to $3.99 on release day)
Grady Donovan is used to folks questioning why he never went pro. Sharing genes with a family of NFL greats, it should’ve been the natural decision. But instead, he chose coaching. Back when he was getting hit with hard life lessons for all his wrong choices, it was the first one he’d made that had felt so right.
Moving to the oddball town of Cactus Creek is now officially the second.
Here, folks care less about his name and more what the auto shop teacher—daughter of the coach he’s replacing—thinks of him. It’s refreshingly different. She’s refreshingly different. Sienna is nothing like the can-I-meet-your-brothers model wannabes or the delicate wounded birds Grady’s friends say flock to him by his own doing. She’s an opinionated powder keg with mind-melting curves and a garage full of tools he’s sure she’d like to hurl at him half the time. And lately, it seems all their heated debates over her old school defense being no match for his high-scoring offense is starting to mean something a whole lot different in his head…
Sienna Whitman is used toher dad keeping her on the sidelines. Being a veritable coaching legend, he could’ve recommended her as an assistant coach to his successor. But no, Sienna’s got that pesky lack of a Y chromosome on her resume. So here she is, back for another year as overqualified team statistician.
Secretly feeding field plays to her coaching buddies through her phone.
It wouldn’t be half bad if not for the new head coach continuously pushing her buttons at every turn. Mr. All American good looks with that ‘new school offense’ of his—a.k.a. the take-the-sport-out-of-the-game mentality—is driving her crazy. And not just because he’s under the very mistaken notion that she’s a sex addict in rehab, thanks to the opposite-of-quick thinking by her partners in crime on the field—seriously, if only her Bluetooth had a kill function. His genuine concern over her ‘addiction’ is…unexpected, as is the unprecedented realization that just being around Grady makes Sienna want that rehab center’s number for real. On speed dial.
Hell, it’s going to be a long season.
Violet is also running a sale on Book Two in the Cactus Creek series. The highly anticipated LOVE, TUSSLES, AND TAKEDOWNS (release date: June 13th), is also now available for pre-order at a very special fan appreciation price of just 99 CENTS on iTunes and Amazon.
**99 CENT** PRE-ORDER SPECIAL (price will go up to $3.99 on release day)
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.
May 23, 2014 By Two Book Pushers
Title: Scared to Death
Author: CS Latu
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 10, 2014
Cover Design: Kari Ayasha , Cover To Cover Design
You don’t always get a choice in life. You can’t control who dies. You can’t control who you love and you can’t stop change. But you can make a mess of it.
For Ruby Green, life is about loss. Everyone she has ever loved has died, save one. Her best friend from childhood. He has always been her saving grace. When things change between them, Ruby finds herself lost in a maelstrom of emotions. She’s not ready to lose him in order to have him.
Noah Carrington believes in living. Even if the road is dark, the fear makes you feel alive. Life is too short and regret is a wound that festers. He always saw his best friend, Ruby, in his future, she would be just around the corner in the next room until he started seeing her in his arms.
They both know that being scared to death means you have something to lose. The question is, will they learn that it means you have something to gain too?
I was born on a cold day in January. They said I was the only baby in the hospital. They also said that I picked my head up twice to turn away from people who came to see me after I was born (Who wants strangers looking at you after such a life altering event while you are naked?). Not much has changed. That cold day was 30 years ago in South Carolina. Needless to say, I got the twang! At the ripe age of 22, I married my man bear pig hubby who happens to be from Chicago. I learned that there are people who do not have accents, who sound like they have accents because they don’t have accents. Mind blowing there. Our love story is pretty nifty. I met him online when I was 15 and chatted with him for four years, on and off as friends, until we met and I showed him some southern charm and BAM! Here we are ten years later with eight years of marriage and several fur persons rounding out the family thus far! My writing started as a child when I tried to write about three pewter statues of wizards coming to life. Books and words have always been a passion for me. My mind is incredibly random, if you talk to me for more than ten minutes, it becomes painfully obvious. I draw inspiration from absolutely anything and everything I come in contact with, with particular emphasis on music, pictures and the crazy situations in life. It is my hope one day to have a small hot air balloon tied to my chimney so I can write by starlight. I am pretty sure I would find that most inspiring.
May 23, 2014 By Two Book Pushers
Title: Rules of Harte (Harte, #1)
Author: Brooke Harris
Release Date: May 27, 2014
Eva doesn’t want him, but she needs him. Julian doesn’t need anyone, but he wants her.
Evangeline Andrews is sassy and feisty, or at least she was – before; before she left New Jersey. She’s a different person in Dublin, and she’s trying hard to be normal here. But the office bitch, her nymphomaniac best friend, and the nice-guy-she’s-just-not-sure-about all threaten to complicate things. The social event of the year is looming. Everyone who’s anyone in the office will be at the masquerade ball. And Eva is invited, well instructed, to attend by her mysterious boss – or else! But she can’t go alone.
Julian Harte is a rich, powerful, Irish alpha with a fascination for games. He’s used to getting what he wants, at all costs. When Julian offers his services as an escort, Eva is about to learn the game is complicated and he doesn’t do loosing. Will Eva’s thick skin be enough to protect her when all the masks come down, or is she about to learn she’s not the only one wearing more than one mask?
Let the games begin…
*** Author note *** Brooke Harris is an Irish author, Rules of Harte is set in Dublin, with a cast of primarily Irish characters. It is not a violent book but there are questionable amounts of swearing, native sexual slang and explicit sex scenes. Julian Harte is Irish, he thinks Irish, acts Irish and says F*ck a lot. Eva Andrews is not. But she still says f*ck a lot. Please do not read if you are under 17. Thanks so much for taking the time to read this note xx
A phone number appeared on the screen. Nothing more. No picture, or bio or even a name. Eva tutted angrily. She hated clogged up, messy websites as much as the next person but this minimalist crap was ridiculous. She wasn’t about to phone some random stranger. The site was a waste of her time, and just made her feel more pathetic. She was about to shut the browser when an instant message popped up.
Eva’s struggled to breathe. She was getting dizzy from her eyes darting around the office frantically, and the inside of her lip couldn’t handle much more chewing.
Julian: A little shy, are we?’-
Her fingers hovered over her keyboard. She wanted to reply; she just didn’t know what to say, or who she was saying it to.
Julian: Would you like my help?’-
Eva135: Do you always ask so many questions?’-
Julian: Do you?’-
Eva135: I’ve only asked one.’-
Julian: Is there more you would like to ask?’-
Eva pushed her chair back from her desk and tapped her pen on her knee. Well of course, she had questions. She had loads. Did this guy just wait around all day for women to click on his website? Who was he? How the hell does someone become an escort? Why the hell does someone become an escort?
Eva135: Ok. What’s your name?’-
Julian: Julian, I thought that was obvious.’-
Evangeline’s cheeks flushed. Even cyber conversation made her look stupid.
Eva135: How old are you?’-
Julian: Don’t be greedy, Evangeline. You’ve had your question. It’s my turn. Why do you want an escort?’-
Eva135: How do you know my name?’-
Julian: Again, Evangeline, if you would like an answer to your question you must answer mine first.’-
Eva stood up. Did he seriously expect an answer? She paced the floor dramatically and was only drawn back to her screen by the subtle tone of a new message.
Julian: Are you still there?’-
Julian: Good. I thought you had run away.Are you going to answer my question?’-
Eva135: I just answered one of your questions. It’s my turn again. Aren’t those the rules?’-
Julian: Feisty. I like that. And you understand rules. I like that even more. Okay, Evangeline let’s play by some rules.’-
Eva135: How do you know my name?’-
Julian: Your user name, it’s not hard to work out. Really, Evangeline. I find it hard to believe you don’t have a better question than that. I like you so I’m going to let you take another turn.’-
Eva135: Isn’t that against the rules?’-
Julian: My game, my rules. You’ve just used another question. It’s my turn.-‘
Evangeline poked herself in the knee with her pen. Damn he was good at this, but she had studied psychology for three years, there was no way she was going to let him beat her. She was ready to up her game.
Eva135: Okay, Julian. Your question.’-
Julian: Why do you want an escort?’-
Eva135: I don’t know if I do…’-
Julian is offline.
Brooke is from Dublin, and even though she bitches about the weather, she’s proud to have shamrocks in her blood. Anyway, what would she do if she couldn’t blame the rain for a bad hair day? She has too much of lots of things, kids, wine, books and shoes…luckily she loves them all to pieces.
Rules of Harte is her debut novel and it’s a little* on the filthy side.
Come says hi to Brooke on facebook https://www.facebook.com/brookeharris…
Or check out her blog http://brookeharrisauthor.blogspot.ie/
She’d love to hear from you.
May 22, 2014 By Two Book Pushers
May 22, 2014 By Two Book Pushers
Title: Unrequited (Beachwood Bay #3.5)
Author: Melody Grace
Release Date: May 21, 2014
You can be anyone for a night…
Alicia isn’t the kind of girl to kiss a total stranger up against the wall — no matter how devastatingly sexy he is. But reeling from a broken heart, she runs straight into the arms of Dex Callahan: rock star, bad boy, and the most seductive man she’s ever known.
Dex is looking for distraction, at any price. The innocent redhead is just what he needs to keep his demons at bay — but one taste of her sweetness isn’t enough. He needs to possess her, body and soul.
Two searching hearts. One night to discover the passion of a lifetime. Dex is determined to show Alicia the pleasure she’s been denied, but can she let go of her heartache and take a risk on the unknown? Find out in the sizzling new novella from USA Today bestselling author, Melody Grace!
What the hell am I doing?
I cling on to Dex for dear life: my arms wrapped around his waist, pressed intimately against his body as the motorcycle weaves fast through downtown.
The city lights flash past us in a neon blur, bright and electric as the adrenalin pumping through my veins. I can feel every rumble of the engine echo up through my body as I hold on tight to the solid muscle of the stranger between my thighs.
Not a stranger, I correct myself in disbelief. Dex Callahan. The rock-star. The legend.
The man who wouldn’t let me walk away.
I take a shaking breath, the wind whipping around me as we speed through the city. Under the helmet, everything sounds muffled, until I can only hear my heartbeat pounding a scolding mantra with every mile, feel the contours of his body through his leather jacket as I cling on for dear life.
This is crazy. I’m crazy.
No, a voice scolds me. You’re alive.
When Dex finally pulls the bike to a stop, I’m surprised to feel a flash of disappointment.
“Pretty fun, right?” Dex laughs, lifting the helmet from my head.
I shake out my hair, wondering how much of a mess I look. “Motorcycles are dangerous,” I say, instead of admitting just how good that just felt.
He smirks. “Welcome to life on the edge, darlin’. I knew it would look good on you.”
I blush, looking away. Now we’re far from the party, and all the reasons I had to run, I’m reminded just how far out of my depth I am with a man like him. He’s probably used to groupies and daredevils — rock chick girls who wouldn’t think twice about leaving a party with a man they’ve never met before, not some ordinary girl whose head is still spinning just from a motorcycle ride across town.
“Where are we?” I take in our surroundings; an exclusive apartment block in the arts district across town. There’s a marble lobby gleaming inside, and a doorman poised to help us through the glass doors.
I catch my breath, feeling a sudden panic. He brought me straight to his place? He thinks we’re going to…? “I didn’t mean–” I stutter. “When I said, we should get out of there–” I stop, my face burning up with embarrassment.
“What?” Dex looks confused. Then realization dawns. “No, sweetheart. I wanted to show you something, that’s all.”
He beckons me to follow him inside.
“Like your bedroom?” I ask cautiously, starting to follow. “Because I told you before–”
“You’re not that kind of girl,” Dex finishes, smiling. “I know. But, I’m going to let you in on a little secret.” He drops to a whisper, leaning in close enough for me to feel his body, hot against mine.
“You want to be.”
Find the entire Beachwood Bay Series
Melody Grace is a small-town girl turned SoCal beach lover. Book-lover and author of USA Today & international bestselling Beachwood Bay series. After spending her life with her nose in a book, she decided it was time she wrote one herself. She loves steamy romance novels, happily-ever-afters, and lusting after fictional menfolk.
May 21, 2014 By Two Book Pushers
Title: Rex (Finding Love #2)
Author: Beth Michele
Release Date: June 30, 2014
Cover Designer: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative Covers
It all started with a simple phrase.
The moment Vanessa Hilliard walked into the tattoo shop uttering those two words was the day my life began its downward spiral.
Or maybe it’s the day my life began.
My name is Rex Grayson.
And this is my story.
The day I met Rex Grayson, I got a hell of a lot more than I bargained for. He sparked something inside of me — possibility. A word that never existed in my world before. He caused me to question who I was and made me want things I never dreamed were possible.
We’ve both got a mountain of shit in our past.
My name is Vanessa Hilliard. I have an affinity for the unusual and seriously twisted.
He thinks this is his story.
But it’s really mine.
**This is a full-length Adult Contemporary Romance that contains mature sexual content and language and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**
Finding Autumn (Finding Love #1)
Beth Michele is the author of Love Love, Lovely, Scarred Beautiful, and Finding Autumn. She is a Connecticut native who loves spending time with her husband and two children. If you can’t find her, though, she’s probably hiding out with her laptop or her kindle somewhere quiet, preferably a spot overlooking the ocean. She has an affinity for Twizzlers, is a hopeless romantic, and a happily ever after fanatic.
March 25, 2014 By Two Book Pushers
MAKE IT A DOUBLE
losing everything that was dear to him. Now he’s back home, trying to survive
in a world he doesn’t recognize anymore. While his family and friends
desperately try to reach through to him, he shelters himself further and
further away from their love.
the luxurious and privileged lifestyle in which she was raised. Running her
non-profit agency, The Haven, she is content to spend her days helping abused
animals find sanctuary, which fulfills her in a way that money just can’t buy.
characteristics she sees in her homeless wards, but Alyssa is powerless to stop
her personal quest to make Brody whole again.
to protect her heart in case he’s not willing to accept the light that she
USA TodayBest-Selling author, Sawyer Bennett, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.
February 26, 2014 By Two Book Pushers
Finding My Way
By, Heidi McLaughlin
Coming April 2014
New Adult Contemporary Romance
The Beaumont Series, #4
Liam Westbury has the world at his feet. He’s the quintessential golden boy. He’s the superstar quarterback for Beaumont High. His girl, Josie, is head cheerleader. He has his choice of colleges just waiting for him. Except he’s suffocating from all the pressure he’s under and no one understands. Liam Page is the heartthrob he never wanted to be. He’s successful, smart and in demand by record companies and his adoring fans. Music is his passion, his love, but something’s missing. His nights are lonely and he longs for the girl he left behind. Seeing her in every face in the crowd haunts him with the knowledge that she hates him. Going home has never been an option until now. Be there when Liam Westbury becomes Liam Page and follow the highs and lows of the Quarterback turned Rockstar as he finds a way back to Beaumont in this prequel to Forever My Girl.
The Beaumont Series
Forever My Girl, Book 1. My Everything, book. 1.5, My Unexpected Forever, Book 2 and Finding My Forever, Book 3.
****Click on the book to purchase****
Forever My Girl, Book 1:
I was never supposed to be a rock star. I had my life all planned out for me. Play football in college. Go to the NFL. Marry my high school sweetheart and live happily ever after. I broke both our hearts that day when I told her I was leaving. I was young. I made the right decision for me, but the wrong decision for us. I’ve poured my soul into my music, but I’ve never forgotten her. Her smell, her smile. And now I’m going back. After ten years. I hope I can explain that after all this time. I still want her to be my forever girl.
My Everything, Book 1.5:
When Nick Ashford lost his friend, Mason, he didn’t realize he was going to lose his family as well, but that’s exactly what happened. Alone and in a foreign country, Nick is working on rebuilding his life one patient at a time, that is, until a striking volunteer makes her presence known. Can Nick finish his year in Africa without risking his heart being broken again, or is he willing to start a new chapter in his life before his return to Beaumont?
My Unexpected Forever, Book 2:
I expected a life of music.
I expected to raise my son.
It took one look to make everything change.
I never expected happiness.
I never expected to find her.
I never expected to feel desire.
I never expected I’d be a family man.
I never expected to be loved.
I never expected to fall in love.
They say you should expect the unexpected, I didn’t realize my unexpected would be the forever kind.
Finding My Forever, Book 3:
Everywhere I look, my friends are settling down – marriage, children, white picket fences; but not me. Marriage isn’t in the cards for me. I’m a ladies man.
A rock star.
I was born and raised in the industry.
I love everything about my life, especially the attention from the women that my status brings me. Women find me. I don’t chase. I know what they want and they know I’ll deliver.
But after one look, one touch, one night…
Now I’m the one doing the chasing.
I need to find a way to show her that I’m serious, that I can change.
I need to find a way to show her that I can love her fully, and only her.
I need to find a way to show her that she’s my forever.
Heidi is the author of USA Today, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling novel, Forever My Girl. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets. During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she’s writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.