Monday, March 7, 2022

A labor of love - Cover Reveal of The Image of You by Melanie Moreland

I re-read my own article and cried again. I cried because I lived all these emotions. But mostly I cried because I am so damn proud and love this cover.

Learn more about the cover design process here at Verve Romance

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I only met you a couple of days ago, Ally, but I have been waiting for you all of my life. Waiting for you to find me...

Melanie Moreland has revealed the cover for The Image Of You!


Releasing: December 1, 2022

Cover Designer: Feed Your Dreams Designs

Photographer & Model: Stu Reardon


About the book ~


Adam Kincaid, the most daring freelance photographer in the world. A loner intent on one thing--the next great shot. Braving danger and devastation, he is determined to tell the world the stories he captures through his lens.


Until a misstep leads him to her.


Alexandra Robbins.


With her fiery red hair and crystal-blue eyes that hide her secrets, she draws him in. And he is willing to change his life for her.


Except her past holds her captive. Nothing seems to free her, and despite his best efforts, she is lost to him. But her image never fades from his mind--or his heart.


Until their paths cross again.


And this time, he is determined to keep her. He won't lose focus until she is back in his arms and his life.


Permanently.


(Previously published My Image of You, Random House 2017)


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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

What is a little bit of hate s*x between enemies? Maya Hughes delicious new story is out now!

 


RELEASE BLITZ

Title: The Kiss List

Series: Fulton Rivals #2

Author: Maya Hughes

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber

Release Date: March 3, 2022

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Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited

 



ABOUT 


If I were on fire, she’d break out the marshmallows.


It’s not that we don’t like each other, more like hate with the fury of a thousand suns. But it wasn’t always that way.


I still remember how her lips tasted. How they felt pressed against mine. How I wanted more.


How I still crave her. Our disastrous night together ended with her storming out, me wondering if I’d ever be able to show my face on campus again and us as bitter enemies.


When a campus competition is announced to find the most in love couple, she’s the last person I thought I’d turn to for help. But the prize could change both our lives. An internship for her and a chance to finally connect with my father. It’s too hard to resist. Just like her heated glares and tempting curves.


To win, we’ve got to prove to everyone we’re a couple. Head over heels, can’t keep our hands off each other in love. Fake the hell out of it for our chance at glory.


Maybe we’re a little too good at selling it to the whole campus because the lines haven’t just been blurred, they've gone up in flames.


Can I convince her I want us to be together for real and keep the prize? Or will I lose them both?


Book 2 in the new Fulton Rivals series - St Francis University campus world!




 

EXCERPT


You can help me out with the zipper. I think it’s jammed.”

With deep breaths, I walked to her and tugged on the zipper, not wanting to yank the damn thing apart. “It’s stuck.” 

“Thanks for the update. Can you see what it’s stuck on?” She looked over her shoulder. 

“Let me get a closer look.” I knelt behind her and steadied myself with my hands on her hips. 

If I hadn’t already taken care of myself earlier this would be a big problem. Eye level with the jammed zipper, I picked at the fabric stuck between the teeth. “I’ll have to pull it down to fix it.” 

“Whatever it takes.” 

My throat was drought dry. I jerked the zipper down, pulling the fabric free, but the freed pull moved much easier and slid almost to the bottom of the zipper. The lace ruffle top of her underwear peeked out from the gaping fabric. Fuck, I was in trouble. 

Swallowing, I kept the lace free from the teeth, but the move shifted my hand, so it skimmed along her spine all the way up. My heart sprinted like I was headed for the end zone. 

Her body shuddered and her head snapped straight ahead. 

“Sorry. My hands are cold.” Dread at her wondering why my hands were this cold and slightly damp, sped me through the final zip. 

“Don’t worry about it.” Her voice was hoarse and stilted. 

Don’t make this weird, Cole. I did the eye hook at the top of the dress and ran my hands over her shoulders. The curve of her neck was inviting. I wanted to bury my nose in her skin and inhale the scent that had enveloped me from our first pictures snuggled up on the couch. 

Kennedy Finch was dangerous to my health. Bundled up in a neat, entirely too-tempting package, she was a walking wet dream and a captivating disaster.

She sat on the edge of her bed. The neckline of her dress showcased her breasts, which swelled from her position deepening the cleavage that my mouth wanted to dive face-first into. 

I cleared my throat and looked anywhere but at her.



 

 

COMING SOON IN STFU SERIES

ADD BOOK 3  - EVERY LITTLE KISS - COMING SOON

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AUTHOR BIO

 

Maya Hughes, that's me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! :-) I'm a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

 

I love writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less travelled and enjoy experiencing life through my characters’ eyes.

 

I'm the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can't breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum. 

 


AUTHOR LINKS

 

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UP IN ARMS - It's here! It's heartfelt wonderful romance ❤️🏳️‍🌈

 

Title: Up In Arms 
Author: Kindle Alexander
Genre: MM Romance
Release Date: February 14, 2022
Cover Design: Reese Dante

“OH. MY. GOD. They've done it again!! Kindle Alexander has produced yet another Brilliant, emotional, spinetingling story. UP IN ARMS is a beautiful, heartfelt MM romance that had me feeling every emotion possible.” ~Reading Is Our Satisfaction Blog
“The perfect story where opposites attract, and the heart knows what the heart wants when it meets its mate.” ~Angels With Attitude Book Reviews





Up In Arms is a heavily revised rerelease of the original story published in 2012.

Reed Kensington, self-made millionaire, ruthless attorney, and handsome playboy has the perfect life…just ask him. Which is why he’s surprised when a chance encounter at his baby brother’s wedding makes him cross-exam his plans for his future.

Trevor West loves his friends and his life in the military as a special ops team member. Though he longs to find a special someone, he refuses to jeopardize his career on something as elusive as love. Until he meets Reed, and the desires running through him threaten his hard-fought self-control.

When a dangerous mission blows their world apart, Reed doesn’t let anything stop him from jumping in. But can he convince Trevor that they belong together…that he deserves a chance at love?









Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It's always a surprise to see what's coming next!
I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it's true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women's hair!
Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life - I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations - regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal... I don't want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I'm going to tell you about Kindle
I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I'll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died - weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn't have to be alone.
That time in my life was terrible. It's everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.
Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness - it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.
Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn't a time she wasn't there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It's its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn't be here today without her.
Find out more by visiting www.kindlealexander.com or email me at kindle@kindlealexander.com



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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

It's a secret : The Commander Release Day

The Commander by Melanie Moreland is now live! 

My instincts had always served me well.
Listening to my gut, the warning voice in my head that told me when to walk away.
I never failed to heed the signs.
Until the day she walked into my office.
I knew she would be trouble, but I ignored the alarm bells.
And then it was too late, and I fell. Hard.
A lie tore us apart, and I thought I'd lost her forever.
But now she's back—with a secret she's been keeping.
This time, I'm not letting her go.

Download today or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

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Meet Melanie Moreland

New York Times/USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of thirty-plus years and their rescue cat, Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them.

While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys traveling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip.

Melanie loves stories, especially paired with a good wine, and enjoys skydiving (free falling over a fleck of dust) extreme snowboarding (falling down stairs) and piloting her own helicopter (tripping over her own feet.) She's learned happily ever afters, even bumpy ones, are all in how you tell the story.

 

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Thursday, January 6, 2022

Maya Hughes is creating Football magic again!

 



RELEASE BLITZ

Title: Kiss And Tell

Series: STFU #1

Author: Maya Hughes

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber

Release Date: January 6, 2022

NOW LIVE

Amazon Exclusive https://mybook.to/KissandTell
Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited

 



ABOUT 


"Wouldn't most guys love a no strings attached hook up?"

"Maybe, but most guys don't deserve you. I want to be one who does. And I want to be all tangled up in your strings."


Newly arrived on campus, I knew two things. 1) No one could know my dad was the president of the university and 2) football players were bad news.


My run in, the literal kind with my neighbor cranked up the heat and sparks flew.


A new college campus. A secret bound to explode in my face. And a football player neighbor who is bad news in the best of ways.


Reid Riddick was hotness personified, so of course I literally ran into with him--well, more like he plowed into me.


I didn’t know he was a football player when I started falling and now I can’t stop. A stolen kiss later and my heart races whenever he looks at me from across the quad.


But my secret would spell disaster for him.


I’m the daughter of the college president. The college president who’s been feuding with his football coach for years. Their bitter campus war leaves us teetering on the edges of a divide we can’t see a way across.


Resisting him is more than I can handle. He’s risking it all for me. His team standing. His football season. His pro future.


Throw in a campus gossip site. My out of control new friends. His way too hot roommates. College traditions. A secret campus bar and the only guy who’s ever made me feel like he can’t live without me. And I have one last secret.


Our star-crossed love is my first and I want him to be mine.


Kiss and Tell is the first book in the new St Francis Universitysports romance series.





 

EXCERPT


I didn’t get a chance to congratulate you out on the field.” Ashley and Taylor jumped on him with hugs and congratulations, and it had felt like that would be a step too close for us. Like the moment we touched in public, everyone would know about our kiss and the night snuggled up together and the feelings I’d been trying to hide. 

His head swung toward me. “Coach definitely ruined the moment.”

Our eyes locked, and the closeness was a lot like when we were huddled up together in the garage. But nothing about our situation had changed. 

Swallowing, I blurted out the first thing that came to mind. “I can see even more now why you were on board with not seeing each other once you found out who I was. He’d probably make your life a living hell.” 

“Probably.” His jaw ticked. 

“If he found out I was in here with you, he’d be pissed.” 

“Probably.” His gaze blazed with an intensity that wasn’t just anger about his dickhead of a coach. 

“It’s probably why everyone thought it was best to have me down here with you.” 

“Probably.” The word seemed to have lost all meaning. 

“I don’t want to screw up all your hard work and sacrifices. It’s probably why it makes sense for us not to be seen around each other after this is over.” I choked on the words and forced them out past the lump lodged in my throat.

Instead of the probably I’d expected, he turned his whole body. 

“No one else is here right now. It’s just me and you.” 

A shuddering inhale, and our lips were on each other. I didn’t know who kissed who first, but the sensations that poured through our lips meeting made me want more. It made me want everything. The way his mouth moved over mine. His tongue brushed against my lips, demanding and needy at the same time, which sent the fluttering deep in my stomach and turned it into a hungry clench for more. 

Screams from above broke through our cocoon. 

“You’re veering! Turn left! What the hell! Pay attention.” 

Someone banged on the side of Smaug.

Reid course-corrected, and we were no longer headed straight for the living room transplanted to the side of the street. 

I still tasted him on my lips. Peppermint and heat.


 

 

COMING SOON IN STFU SERIES

ADD BOOK 2  - THE KISS LIST - COMING SOON

GOODREADS https://bit.ly/thekisslist






 

 

AUTHOR BIO

 

Maya Hughes, that's me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! :-) I'm a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

 

I love writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less travelled and enjoy experiencing life through my characters’ eyes.

 

I'm the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can't breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum. 

 


AUTHOR LINKS

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/mayahughes

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayahugheswrites

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mayahugheswrites

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/maya-hughes






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