The Stranger She Married by Donna Hatch – Valentine Countdown Blitz





Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.


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When her parents and twin brother die within weeks of each other, Alicia and her younger sister are left in the hands of an uncle who has brought them all to financial and social ruin. Desperate to save her family from debtor’s prison, Alicia vows to marry the first wealthy man to propose. She meets the dashing Lord Amesbury, and her heart whispers that this is the man she is destined to love, but his tainted past may forever stand in their way. Her choices in potential husbands narrow to either a scarred cripple with the heart of a poet, or a handsome rake with a deadly secret.

Cole Amesbury is tormented by his own ghosts, and believes he is beyond redemption, yet he cannot deny his attraction for the girl whose genuine goodness touches the heart he’d thought long dead. He fears the scars in his soul cut so deeply that he may never be able to offer Alicia a love that is true. When yet another bizarre mishap threatens her life, Alicia suspects the seemingly unrelated accidents that have plagued her loved ones are actually a killer’s attempt to exterminate every member of her family. Despite the threat looming over her, learning to love the stranger she married may pose the greatest danger to her heart. And Cole must protect Alicia from the killer who has been exterminating her family before she is the next target.

This romantic story of loss and betrayal, forgiveness and redemption, and strangers marrying, will leave you laughing, crying, and swooning. Sprinkled liberally with suspense, mystery, and heart-melting kisses, this is not your ordinary historical tale of an arranged marriage nor of redeeming the rakes. Fans of Victorian and Regency Eras as well as those seeking clean and wholesome romance with plenty of chemistry, not to mention the redemptive power of love, will love this story!

Dance with a duke, outwit pirates, save a kingdom, and fall in love. Believe in happily ever after.

The Rogue Hearts Series:
The Stranger She Married
The Guise of a Gentleman
A Perfect Secret
The Suspect’s Daughter

Praise for Donna Hatch:
“Donna Hatch is one of the masters of clean romance with electric tension and smokin’ hot kisses.” ~ Reading is My Super Power Reviews


“Written with heart and depth, Donna Hatch’s books are absolute must-reads for any fan of swoon-worthy historical romance.”  ~ Sarah M. Eden, USA Today best-selling historical romance author

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“Then please allow me to escort you to your carriage,” Cole interjected before the hostess could reply. “I insist.”
A brief flash of alarm crossed Mr. Braxton’s face as he no doubt saw the murderous look that must have been visible in Cole’s eyes. Braxton glanced at the hostess who raptly watched their interchange.
His gaze returned to Cole and he nodded stiffly. “Of course, my lord.”
They stepped outside. The cool night air did nothing to cool Cole’s temper. Too bad he couldn’t just pull the man into a dark corner and stick a knife in his ribs. Perhaps that year on Jared’s pirate ship had affected Cole more deeply than he realized.
Mr. Braxton watched him warily. “What can I do for you, Lord Amesbury?”
Fully aware of his intimidating stature, Cole faced him and folded his arms. The longer the silence lasted, the more Mr. Braxton shifted and glanced around, tugging at his collar.
“Well?” Braxton finally said.
“I understand you are considering making an offer for Miss Alicia Palmer,” Cole said at last, letting his voice convey his disapproval.
Mr. Braxton flinched. “I have not yet decided. She seemed quite proper at first, but flew into a temper and behaved in a manner most unbecoming of a lady.”
With effort, Cole held on to his rising rage. “Perhaps because you behaved in a manner most unbecoming of a gentleman.”
“How dare you, sir.” Braxton tried to appear affronted but only managed to look afraid.
 “I saw her running from a room a few moments ago as if the devil were chasing her. You were lying on the floor looking most uncomfortable.”
In a defensive maneuver, Braxton attempted to collect his courage. “Earl’s son or no, I don’t know who you think you are that you can accuse me of—”
Cole grabbed him by the collar and pulled him in until their noses almost touched. “I think I am a very dangerous man to cross. I should call you out, but I do not wish to further humiliate Miss Palmer. Know this; if you ever go near her again, or frighten her in any way, I will come back and take great pleasure in whipping you like the cur that you are.” He shook the man a little, just for good measure, his temper straining against its restraints.
Sweat beaded on Braxton’s face and his breathing became a series of gasps that had nothing to do with Cole’s grip.
Cole continued, “And if one breath of scandal ever arises in association with her name, regardless of the source, I will rip out your heart with my bare hands. No one will ever find your body.”
Braxton made a strangled noise.
“Have I made myself clear?” Cole demanded.
“Perfectly,” the other man gasped.
After a slow, dangerous perusal that always left opponents begging for mercy, Cole released him, thinking his year posing as a pirate had not been entirely in vain 





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Something Wicked This Way Comes by William Todd – Audiobook Blog Tour

Audiobook Blog Tour: Something Wicked This Way Comes by William Todd

Author: William Todd

Narrator: Ben Werling

Length: 5 hours 35 muntes

Publisher: William Todd

Released: Nov. 14, 2018

Genre: Horror

August 1888. Jericho Mannion is the captain of an old, cash-strapped steamer named the Orion. He’s been steadily losing money to his competitors, the railways. When he finds out from his first mate, Tal MacTavish, that the next passage across Lake Erie has only a few passengers, his hopes sink of ever getting out of debt. But Providence has smiled upon him. Though the passenger list is small, they have almost a full cargo hold, thanks to William Ross and the university he works for. Ross is the team leader of a university archeology dig tasked with retrieving the debris from a meteorite crash in western Ohio. He is quite anxious to get his find back to the university for study and is willing to pay Jericho double the fare for his team and cargo for a straight shot across Lake Erie from Toledo, Ohio to Buffalo, NY. Jericho becomes suspicious when Ross refuses to divulge the contents of his cargo and the haste in which he wants to cross. Desperately needing money, Jericho reluctantly agrees when Ross finally offers him triple the fare; he will take him and his cargo on the nonstop 14-hour trek across the lake. But what few people on the ship know is what was initially thought to be a meteorite crash turned out to be an alien craft. The crates in the cargo area hold the remains of the ship. And what no one knows, not even the university team, is that something in those crates is still alive. Now, in a growing storm, alone in the middle of the lake, people are turning up dead. Who will survive the crossing when something wicked this way comes?
I have been writing online since the early 2000’s, primarily writing horror stories in the style of Poe and Lovecraft. I was the 2nd most popular author on the website storiesbyemail.com for two years before moving on. I had my first book, a Victorian era horror compilation called Bumps in the Night, published by Mystic Moon Press just a week before they closed their website and never saw my hard work pay off. Afterwards I took publishing into my own hands, became an Indie author and haven’t looked back. My first self-published book was Dead of Night, another compilation of Victorian horror stories, published September 2016 by Createspace and on Kindle by KDP. After its publication I left my comfort zone for mystery and wrote a short story about Sherlock Holmes in the Conan Doyle style. I loved it so much I then did a longer story A Reflection of Evil, both published in 2017 through Createspace and KDP. I have just release Beyond the Gossamer Veil, another compilation of both Victorian and modern supernatural/horror stories and am in the beginning stages of my third Sherlock Holmes installment.
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Looks Like Love, A Novel by Brandy Bruce – Blog blitz

Looks Like Love JustRead Blog Blitz

Welcome to the Blog Blitz for Looks Like Love by Brandy Bruce, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Looks Like Love by Brandy Bruce Title: Looks Like Love
Author: Brandy Bruce
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Re-release Date: November 13, 2019

After a devastating break-up, Kasey Addison needs to rediscover life and love. She starts by taking a whirlwind trip to London to visit her best friend. When she returns, she’s given a new assignment at the advertising firm where she works. The cosmetics company they represent is releasing a special fragrance called Love. Kasey is tasked with finding out exactly what love looks like and how to sell it.

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Brandy Bruce

Brandy Bruce is a writer, a book editor, a mom, a wife, and someone who really loves dessert! She’s the author of the award-winning novel The Last Summer, Looks Like Love, After the Rain, and The Romano Family Collection. Brandy, her husband, and their children make their home in Virginia.

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The Swiss Mishap by Amey Zeigler – Valentine Countdown Blitz




Amey loves writing about different places because she grew up moving all around the United States. In her books, she explores the whole world. She is also the author of Baker’s Dozen, a Romantic Suspense Mystery. The Swiss Mishap won a Swoony for 2019’s Best New Adult Contemporary Romance.

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For the last twelve years, more than half her life, Lainey Peterson has prepared to design, create, and produce quality chocolate bars. But when she discovers her chocolate internship at Switzerland’s prestigious Alpine Foods has been canceled, she vows to do whatever it takes to get to Chocolate. 

Yves Claremont, a young, ambitious department chair, would sacrifice everything to rise to vice president at Alpine Foods and redeem his father’s name. Impressed with Lainey’s resume and charming determination, Yves offers her an internship in his Pet Care department, promising a recommendation for Chocolate if she does well. 

Lainey is drawn to the enigmatic and passionate Yves Claremont. He cannot deny his growing attraction to her. But inter-office relationships are strictly forbidden by Alpine Foods, and a perceptive co-worker, jealous of Yves’ success, will undermine Yves and Lainey any way he can.

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A pair of three-foot-long, hooked bypass loppers came through the gray maze, held above some unseen head. It attracted the attention of several cubicle dwellers, who popped up their heads like gophers. Some even followed the pair of loppers as the tool danced in the air through the maze, drawing closer and finally stopping.
At Lainey’s desk.
M. Claremont peeked from behind the loppers. “Your watch, mademoiselle.” His eyes flashed with seriousness, his lips in a straight line.
Lainey stuck out her hand in utter amazement. He slipped one curved tine under her faux leather straps and with a snip, cut it in two. It fell to her desk with a clank. On the back it said, Made in China.
The crowd whispered among themselves.
He held out his hand to the red velvet box. “Please oblige me by wearing the Swiss watch.”
With her eyes rooted to him, she released the watch from the box. When she fumbled with the latch, she glanced down. In a swift movement, he dropped the loppers, trapping them between his knees, and bent to help her. His soft touch warmed her skin.
“Now you have an appropriate and functioning watch.” He held her wrist for a split second longer than necessary. Tucking the loppers under his arm, he pivoted, strode through the parting crowd and disappeared behind the doors.





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Beastly Curse by Selene Drake – Blog Tour with Author Interview


Title: Beastly Curse
Author: Selene Drake
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: January 30, 2020
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Love was never meant for a man like me until she stumbles into my forest. Isabella Rose, with her jet black hair, mahogany skin, and intoxicating scent, called to me from miles away.

Blade is a beast of a man, a towering presence, a chiseled body, sharp fangs, and he runs with a pack of wolves. Wolves, my father, killed. And I’m willing to trade my life for his.

My Bella…My Enemy…Our Love.

Is it possible that she’s the one to break the curse? That she can feel anything, other than fear, for a man like me?

But the moment I sense enemies lurking to reclaim my Bella, our differences don’t matter because there’s no way I’ll let them harm her. And I’m prepared to fight, hoping the solution isn’t to let her return to the real world leaving me to remain a beast forever.




Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m married (20+ years) to my high school sweetheart. We have three adult children and live in Texas. I love to read, quilt, and knit.

What inspired you to write your first book?
A dare. I dared myself to write a book during NaNoWriMo. That was over ten years ago. But when our youngest graduated last year I knew it was time to give my books a fair shot.

How did you come up with the title of your book?
I always through I’d write contemporary romance. But I have a thing for Beauty and the Beast. I thought why not start with a story I love and add my love for romance with the dark edge of the curse lingering over “Beast’s” head. Beastly Curse had a ring to it and most people get it before reading the description. 

Describe your main character in five words.
Dark. Driven. Broken. Passionate. Loyal. 

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in writing your new release?
I learned about laws to protect wolves. I didn’t realize it was such a hot topic. But yeah, I know a lot about wolves now. I think I need to write an entire werewolf series with all the information I learned. 

Have you ever done anything strange or weird in the name of research?
OMG…yes. Not for this book but another one. I went to the Mob Museum in Las Vegas and spent six hours there researching. I even tasted four types of moonshine. I had a blast!

How long does it take you to write a book?
A few months of focused writing time. But I “dated” the characters, outlined and researched for almost a year.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?
It’s rough…but I think you’ll enjoy it. Its call Forbidden and releases in March 2020. 

Obasi… I call spirit to spirit, holding the edge of my desk as the pain intensifies. The vision of metal piercing his flesh almost brings me to my knees. “Urgh…Taye!”
I remove my tie, kicking off my shoes beneath the desk. I’ve ruined more suits than I care to count during the passage, I’ll need them for when I return. I glance over to see Taye standing in the doorway within seconds. He assesses my state and hits the activation button beneath the ledge of the windowpane that faces out towards the hallway. A soundproof panel lowers and latches close.
I drag to my feet tossing my jacket to my desk and pushing my pants off. I undress down to my underclothes. The Dakexon Kingdom is fighting to protect its land and my protector needs me. My body anticipates the shift as adrenaline surges through my veins. It’s kills the pain like morphine. My body jerks back and forth until I fall on all fours.
Taye walks further into my office as the surface of the painting glows to life. I crawl several steps when another piercing stab goes through my shoulder. I buckle groaning in pain.
“Asaad crossover. Cross.”
I focus on the light. It hurts like hell, but war brings casualties and injuries. Hold on my friend, I ignore the pain and concentrate on passing through the portal.
“Godspeed.”

What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?
I’m a binge writer. I push through my first draft in about ten to fourteen days. Then I take my time editing. For those writing days I write all day, literally. Sometimes ten to twelve hours.

But I have some strict guidelines, I have to rest. I get a full night’s sleep and I take an afternoon nap. I wake up at two in the morning to flesh out my outline for the day. I workout around six in the morning and by eight I’m in full writing mode. 

Do you have any writing rituals?
No. Not really. Other than music. I usually listen to one song on repeat for the entire book. It drives my family nuts, so my husband bought me some fancy headphones. lol

What book are you reading now?
I read by mood but try to read at least an hour a day.

Elite Supernatural Trackers by Heather Renee,
Back to You by Bella Fontaine, and
Atomic Habits by James Clear 

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I love fairytales. But this isn’t a fairytale made for kids. 😉 

Beastly Curse pays homage to my favorite love story with a little more grit, passion, and characters you’ll recognize. It requires a suspension of reality but not so much that you can’t see yourself in this story…in this world.

I hope you’ll grab a copy and tell your reading friends about it. 

Random Questions:

What’s in your fridge right now? Cake and ice cream. We celebrated three birthdays and our anniversary in one week. 

What song do you sing at the top of your voice every time you hear it? Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars. 

Other than writing, what special or unusual talent(s) do you have? I quilt. 

Where did you last go on holiday? South Beach in Miami, FL.

If you could be transported to any era, where would you go and why? OMG…that’s hard. I’m okay with this time and now. I can’t imagine my life without my modern toys. ☺ 

If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be? Rise of a Phoenix. Life is about rebirth and enjoying the process.



Selene Drake writes romantic adult fairy tales laced with love, legacy, fate, and undeniable passion. Her novels feature culturally diverse characters and she hopes to renew or deepen your love for magic, shifters, and romantic imagination.

Selene resides deep in the heart of Texas with her adult children near and her demanding dog at her feet.

Learn more at www.selenedrake.com