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Cover Reveal: Living For Forever by Scarlett Black

 

Living For Forever
Series: Battle Born MC #3
by Scarlett Black


Genre: MC/Erotic Romance


Release: January 24, 2019


Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41840244-living-for-forever

 

Blurb:


If love is their sin, then together they lie, bound to one another, their love living for forever.

 

The girl who walks this earth as a ghost of her circumstance must find her redemption to come back to the living. A new beginning will happen, but someone will have to pay in blood to get it.

 

Years of pain and crippling memories have left Jenn fighting through life to overcome a tragic past. Until they come back to destroy her and to take what they want. Can she bury the pain in lies to save those that she loves? Or will the lies destroy her in the long run?

 

James wanted one thing when he moved to Reno, a fresh start. Never did he imagine that he would join an MC, but the brotherhood called to him. They had a loving start to a now tormented present. Will he get what he needs and save the woman that he loves?

 

In the Series (Kindle Unlimited):
Betting on Forever
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2M1aIpZ


Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2Od8nG9


Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2AIw1s3


Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2MnViJC


Amazon Paperback: https://amzn.to/2VksoPn

 

Nothing Lasts Forever
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2R1EkCq


Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2NR7PVw


Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2EAafc2


Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2yPnsHN


Amazon Paperback: https://amzn.to/2P7teie

 

 

Author Bio:


Scarlett Black lives in a small town in Northern Nevada. She has three kids a husband and a couple of dogs. She loves to watch baseball, especially when her kids or husband play. One day she had random thoughts floating around in her brain, opened her laptop and started writing without really knowing of where the journey would take her. Here she is now, a first-time erotic MC genre author, that works full time. She enjoys her busy life, the outdoors and shopping as much as possible!

 

Social Media Links:
Facebook (Author): https://www.facebook.com/AuthorScarlettBlack/


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scarlett.black.7773


Battle Born Bitches Readers Group Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/authorscarlettblack


Authors Page: https://www.facebook.com/SacrlettBlack/


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scarlett.black.author/


Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40782845-betting-on-forever


Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/default/e/B07FFM1K3H

 

 

Blog Tour: The Duke I Once Knew by Olivia Drake

 

ABOUT THE BOOK:

 

Award-winning author Olivia Drake begins her new Unlikely Duchesses series with THE DUKE I ONCE KNEW (St. Martin’s Paperbacks; December 31, 2018). With compelling characters and skillful plot twists, Drake’s latest novel will take your breath away.

 

Blurb:

 

First love is always the sweetest…

 

For years, Abigail Linton devoted herself to caring for her parents and her siblings’ children. Now, eager to create a life of her own, Abby seizes upon a position as a governess on a neighboring estate. Unfortunately, her absentee employer is Maxwell Bryce, the Duke of Rothwell, the notorious rake who once broke her youthful heart. But since he hasn’t set foot on his estate for fifteen years, Abby assumes she’ll never have to lay eyes on him ever again.

 

Then, from out of nowhere, Max appears. He is stunned to come face to face with the girl next door he fell for years ago—before he went away, and she stopped writing to him … even though Abby swears that he is the one who left her without a word. Could it be that this spirited, witty spinster has won Max’s heart all over again—and that they may have a second chance at love?

 

 

Excerpt:

 

The sounds of cooing and kissing mortified her. Good
heavens, would they never stop? Anyone might walk into the library! They ought to have the decency to take their amorous activities upstairs to a bedchamber.


But, of course, Rothwell did not possess a shred of decency. It made her cringe to recall that she herself had once fallen prey to his allure.


She risked another look over the edge of the table. Her eyes goggled.


The duke was delving beneath the hem of his paramour’s gown, sliding his hand up her ankle and out of sight. The ladybird squirmed and squealed in a frisky attempt at evasion. He leaned down and silenced her playful protests with a masterful kiss.


Abby sank back down again. Her pulse pounded and a blush heated her inside and out. She oughtn’t be so scandalized. Rothwell had a reputation as a notorious rake. Over the years, she had heard many a tale whispered among the neighbors of his disgraceful doings. Yet it was one thing to listen to idle gossip and quite another to actually witness him in the throes of depravity.


And here she was, trapped. What was she to do?


If she made her presence known, the duke would find out that Miss Abigail Linton was the new governess. She could not be absolutely certain that he had forgotten her. And if he did remember, he surely would dismiss her on the spot, for he wanted nothing to do with her.


Her spirits fell into a fit of the dismals. That would mark the end of her little adventure out into the world. Oh, she could apply for a position elsewhere, but who would hire her if she’d been summarily discharged from her previous post? She would be forced to return to her brother’s house and resume her predictable life as the maiden aunt, growing withered and gray, shuttled between relatives, with no real say in her future.

 

The very thought was suffocating.


Nevertheless, she could not continue to crouch here while the two lovers were smooching and whispering.
What if their intimate activities escalated? What if they did the deed right here, right now?


The horrid prospect spurred Abby to action. She must try to sneak out of the library unobserved. It was her only hope.


Dropping to her hands and knees, she crept along the carpet, weaving a path between the tables. Her long skirts hampered her progress, forcing her to inch along at a snail’s
pace. Rothwell’s black boots were visible through a forest of chair legs. At least he was too distracted to notice her, judging by the amorous sounds emanating from across the
room. To be safe, she made a wide berth around the couple.


Feverish plans raced through her head. If only she could reach the door and slip out, then all might be well. Perhaps she could convince Lady Gwendolyn not to mention
the new governess to her brother. And what of Lady Hester? Was there a chance that she could be persuaded to bide her tongue, too? Should Abby confess the truth and enlist her help? Was it possible to stay out of sight until he departed the Court?


Sweet heaven, how long did he intend to stay?


In the midst of her meditations, she couldn’t help overhearing the syrupy drivel of their tête-à-tête.


“Your Grace, you are too bold! Such a naughty boy you are!”


“I left boyhood behind long ago. Shall I demonstrate?”


“Mm, no. You mustn’t . . . ah, yes. Yes!”


Abby grimaced under a tide of acute embarrassment. As she crawled closer to the door, she glared in the direction of the lovers. She could just see Rothwell’s legs pressed against a froth of cream skirts. Blast him and his debauchery! He was the worst of rogues, the king of scoundrels. A more wicked man had never been born—!


Too caught up in remonstrations to watch where she was going, Abby bumped her hip hard against a mahogany pedestal. A little squeak escaped before she could clap
her hand to her mouth. At the same instant, a faint clanking noise drew her attention upward.


The globe atop the pedestal wobbled precariously. As she watched in horror, the sphere toppled from its perch and clunked onto the floor, where it rolled straight past the
chairs and tables to land at Rothwell’s heels.


“What the devil—!”


Frozen in concealment, Abby watched wide-eyed through the maze of table legs as his boots shifted around. A large male hand flashed down to stop the spinning of
the globe. Any faint hope that he might assume it had fallen of its own accord vanished in a millisecond.


Rothwell strode forward, his footfalls sharp and decisive. He came straight to her. To her great consternation, she found herself gazing at the polished black leather of
his boots only a few inches away.


“Who are you?” he demanded. “What are you doing in here?”


Abby raised her chin only slightly, keeping her face averted. It was best that he didn’t gaze fully at her—or hear the normal pitch of her voice lest it trigger his memory.
“I’m just a servant,” she whispered, “tending to my duties.”


“Speak up! Why did you not make your presence known at once?”


His dictatorial tone shredded her better judgment. “I was trying to leave discreetly,” she flared. “It didn’t strike me as wise to interrupt your tryst.” She paused, then added
in a more servile tone, “I do beg your pardon, Your Grace.”


She felt his gaze boring down like a physical force that threatened to smother her. She wanted badly to look up, to glare into his face and tell him in no uncertain terms
exactly what she thought of him.


But that would be highly imprudent.


With lightning swiftness, he clamped his hands around her upper arms and hauled Abby to her feet. She found herself staring up into a pair of wintry gray eyes set in a
face of unabashed masculinity. Although a dissipated life had hardened his expression and etched faint lines on either side of his mouth, he was more disturbingly handsome
than ever. He also seemed taller and tougher, his chest broader and his shoulders wider.


She hated that he still had the power to make the breath catch in her throat. Worse, she hated that he had the authority to dismiss her with a snap of his arrogant fingers.
As she racked her beleaguered brain for a way to convince him not to do so, something flickered in those icy eyes.


“Abby?”

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

 

Olivia Drake is the author of the Cinderella Sisterhood series (Seducing the Heiress, Never Trust a Rogue, Scandal of the Year, If the Slipper Fits, Stroke of Midnight, Abducted by the Prince, Bella and the Beast, His Wicked Wish, and The Scandalous Flirt). She has been a member of Romance Writers of America since 1981, and her novels have won the Golden Heart Award, Best Historical Romantic Suspense and Best Regency Historical from Romantic Times. She has also won the prestigious RITA award. She currently resides in Houston, TX.

 

Buy this book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250174376

 

Author website: http://oliviadrake.com/


Author Twitter: @OliviaDrake1


Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Olivia-Drake-186133368670/

 

SMP Romance Twitter: @SMPRomance or @heroesnhearts

 

SMP Romance Website: https://heroesandheartbreakers.com/

 

 

Link to my review on Iron Canuck:

 

http://christinewoinich.booklikes.com/post/1825034/emotional-read-for-me-and-is-a-great-story

 

 

New Release!!! To Dare a Duchess by Tamara Gill

 

After five long years trapped in the country, newly widowed Nina Granville, Duchess of Exeter, has returned to town to start over. But it was here she committed an indiscretion—one stolen night of pleasure—that would threaten all she holds dear if revealed.

Byron always loved Nina from afar—until the house party that turned his world upside down. Guilt saw him flee England’s shores, and Nina wed to a man old enough to be her grandfather, but now the handsome rogue is back…and ready to claim what is his.

Yet Nina has kept a secret from Byron, one that could threaten their sizzling attraction and sever their longstanding friendship forever. With Byron’s brother determined to reveal the truth, Nina must use her power in the ton to ensure her secret is kept safe. Even at the expense of love…

 

Buy Links:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Dare-Duchess-Lords-London-Book-ebook/dp/B07HYT1XHC/

 

Connect with Tamara Gill on Bookbub:

 

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/tamara-gill

 

New Release!!! Earl of Hearts by Meara Platt.

 

Love comes to those who need it most. 
What will happen when an earl determined never to love meets the only woman who can tear down his defenses?

Lady Nicola Emory adored her brother’s best friend, John Randall, Earl of Bainbridge, from the moment she met him. But the handsome earl, a mysterious and tormented agent of the Crown, never gave her any notice until the eve of her betrothal to another man. How was she to know that her intended betrothed was plotting to overthrow the Crown? When Nicola stumbles upon the proof of his treason, she’s suddenly on the run for her life and John is the only one who can protect her. But in saving her life, will he put his heart at risk?

John Randall long ago decided never to allow anyone into his heart. Protecting the royal family and defeating England’s enemies are all he needs in his life. That suddenly changes when he’s forced to go on the run with Nicola Emory, the one girl with the power to steal his heart. With every hour they spend together, he finds his solid wall of protection collapsing. He’s faced death many times before and doesn’t fear it. But admitting his love for Nicola will force him to confront the demons haunting him since childhood. Will digging up those dangerous memories free his heart? Or close it to love forever?

 

Buy Link:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Earl-Hearts-Farthingale-Book-6-ebook/dp/B07JBDHVB5/

 

Family and clan above all. Good read.

The Lass Abducted the Laird - Lisa Torquay

Moira was a very independent woman and did all she could to save her clan. Her loyalty to clan lead her to Lachlan and his abduction. Lachlan's freedom was at risk, but his protectiveness kicked in. Together, these two found out that plans did not always turn out their way. The danger mixed with the romance made this a good read. I recommend this story.

I received a copy of this story as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

Reading Challenge

Now that I am caught up on my reviews, I checked my Goodreads Reading Challenge. I pledged to read 200 books. I did not make my goal. I read 184.

 

I am keeping the same goal for 2019, and I will make it this time. I will also set a challenge here on Booklikes.

Romantic suspense at its best, kept me turning pages.

Imagine (Black Raven #4) - Stella Barcelona

Sylvia (Leo) and Ace worked together in Black Raven. They had a great friendship but found out there was more between them. Ace realized first and was willing to try, but Leo had her doubts about that "more". They realize how much more they mean to each other in the midst of danger, kidnapping, death. The action was definitely exciting, not too graphic, and had me holding my breath and turning the pages. I highly recommend this story.

I received a copy of this story through AXP Elite Reads, and this is my unsolicited review.

Emotional read for me, and is a great story.

The Duke I Once Knew  - Olivia Drake

I loved Abby's need for independence. Max was self-absorbed in a way, but he realized how his life affected those around him. With plenty of misunderstandings and assumptions, I did not want to stop reading. My heart and emotions were pulled into this story. I highly recommend this story.

I received an ARC of this story through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.

Had my emotions tied up about 2/3 of the way through.

Lincoln Shaw - Ciana Stone
I loved how accepting everyone was of Lula in this town. Lula was trying to keep her secrets while dreaming of a life in this place. Lincoln had his own secrets, but he could not deny his feelings for Lula. This story was a 3-star until my emotions became involved with how the story played out for Lula and Lincoln.

I received a copy of this story through Candid Book Reviews, and this is my unsolicited review.
 
 

 

Two stories, beginning of a series. Great action, page turner for me.

Stone Hard SEALs - Sabrina York
Both stories introduce the team in the middle of action. Ryder and Drake were not into relationships as this would affect their job. That is until they met Lily and Brandy. I loved these determined women. Lily was an optimist, always on the sunny side of things, at the beginning of her story. With all that she had to endure, she accepted that life did have down sides. Brandy was a nurse and helped keep Drake alive while he tried to rescue her. Both men were very alpha but found that they could rely on others.

This is my unsolicited review.
 
 

 

Second chance at love, not smooth sailing

An Unexpected Kiss - Isabella Harron

Molly was a wonderful surprise with how she helped Merrick's daughter grow up, and she did not expect anything. Merrick was a little slow on the uptake but a very kind and loyal man. Both Molly and Merrick's past relationships made them who they were, with things to work through, allowing these two to get to know each other again. I recommend this story.

I received a copy of this story through AXP, and this is my unsolicited review.

Playing catch up!

I will be putting through quite a few reviews as I have fallen behind on posting them.

Cozy mystery, well written and well dramatized.

Father's Day Murder - Leslie Meier

This story kept me guessing, and the actual murderer was a bit of a surprise. When the murderer was revealed, I thought back and realized that I should have seen it coming. Lucy Stone was a wonderful character, and I loved how she would just stumble upon clues and such. This was my first story by Leslie Meier, and I recommend it. As this was an audiobook on discs, I listened to the entertaining Karen White who brought the story to life.

I received this audiobook as a prize, and this is my unsolicited review.

Preorder up!!! Earl of Hearts by Meara Platt

 

Love comes to those who need it most. 
What will happen when an earl determined never to love meets the only woman who can tear down his defenses?

Lady Nicola Emory adored her brother’s best friend, John Randall, Earl of Bainbridge, from the moment she met him. But the handsome earl, a mysterious and tormented agent of the Crown, never gave her any notice until the eve of her betrothal to another man. How was she to know that her intended betrothed was plotting to overthrow the Crown? When Nicola stumbles upon the proof of his treason, she’s suddenly on the run for her life and John is the only one who can protect her. But in saving her life, will he put his heart at risk?

John Randall long ago decided never to allow anyone into his heart. Protecting the royal family and defeating England’s enemies are all he needs in his life. That suddenly changes when he’s forced to go on the run with Nicola Emory, the one girl with the power to steal his heart. With every hour they spend together, he finds his solid wall of protection collapsing. He’s faced death many times before and doesn’t fear it. But admitting his love for Nicola will force him to confront the demons haunting him since childhood. Will digging up those dangerous memories free his heart? Or close it to love forever?

 

Preorder links:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Earl-Hearts-Farthingale-Book-6-ebook/dp/B07JBDHVB5/

 

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/earl-of-hearts-meara-platt/1129721745?ean=2940161830758

 

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/earl-of-hearts

 

Connect with Meara Platt through Bookbub to stay up to date on her releases:

 

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/meara-platt

 

New Release!!! The Blackest of Hearts by Emma V Leech

Just picked up my copy.

 

 

Lord Blackehart has not a drop of blue blood in his body, but he is the undeniable Lord of London’s underworld. 


Born into poverty and quickly abandoned, he is left to grow up in the misery of the workhouse. Rumours about him are many, that he cannot die, and that he killed a man when he was just twelve years old. Now a man in his prime he is built like a mountain and exudes power.


Katherine Dove is illegitimate. She has borne the shame of this her whole life, but when her guardian and her only protection from the world at large dies, she discovers a clue to her parentage. 


A perilous journey to London in search of her father finds her in dark company, but Miss Dove is resourceful, and Luther Blackehart seems to be a man who can supply the answers to everything and anything she desires. 

 

Buy Link:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Blackest-Hearts-Rogues-Gentlemen-Book-ebook/dp/B07JYB74HD/

 

Connect with Emma V Leech on Bookbub to stay up to date on her releases:

 

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/emma-v-leech

New Release!!! Christmas Melody by Shanna Hatfield

 

He needs a holiday miracle. . .

She’s prepared to deliver one

Claire Baker does nothing halfway. She makes it a point to follow her heart, even when it leads her to a small Eastern Oregon town to stay with relatives. In truth, she loves Hardman and the people there. Which is why she wants a recluse she met in the woods and his adorable daughter to join in the community holiday celebrations. The more time they spend together, the more she realizes she’s fallen hopelessly in love with both of them.

 

All Grayson Carter wants is to be left alone. That’s why he built his cabin in the middle of more than a thousand acres of woods, seeking to disappear from the world and keep his daughter, Maddie, safe. Then a beautiful interloper appears and becomes quite determined in her efforts of drawing him back into the land of the living. As she brings him and Maddie Christmas cheer, he realizes falling in love with her could be the best and worst thing he’s ever done.

 

With Christmas fast approaching, a mystery to be solved, and old-fashioned holiday fun, this sweet historical romance will fill your heart with the joys of the season.

 

˃˃˃ Read all the books in the Hardman Holidays series!

The Christmas Bargain - As owner and manager of the Hardman bank, Luke Granger is a man of responsibility and integrity in the small 1890s Eastern Oregon town. When he calls in a long overdue loan, Luke finds himself reluctantly accepting a bargain in lieu of payment from the shiftless farmer who barters his daughter to settle his debt.

 

The Christmas Token - Returning to the community where she spent her childhood years, Ginny Granger plans to relax and enjoy a peaceful visit with her brother. Her unexpected encounter with the boy she once loved makes her trip anything but restful.

 

The Christmas Calamity - Arlan Guthry's uncluttered world tilts off kilter when the beautiful and enigmatic prestidigitator Alexandra Janowski arrives in town, spinning magic and trouble in her wake as the holiday season approaches.

 

The Christmas Vow - Sailor Adam Guthry returns home to bury his best friend and his past, only to fall once more for the girl who broke his heart.

 

The Christmas Quandary - In need of a place to recuperate from a work injury, Tom Grove heads home for the holidays. He didn’t plan on his parents acting like lovesick newlyweds, being asked to teach at the school, or falling in love.

 

The Christmas Confection - Will Hardman’s sweet baker be able to soften Fred Decker’s hardened heart?

 

The Christmas Melody - Can a determined woman bring holiday cheer to a man in exile?

 

Buy Link:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Melody-Hardman-Holidays-Book-ebook/dp/B07L7CR9WR/

 

Stay up to date with Shanna Hatfield's releases by connecting on Bookbub:

 

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/shanna-hatfield

 

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