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NEW RELEASE!! ~ Hard Love by Shana Vanterpool

Title: Hard Love
Series: Guns & Ink
Author: Shana Vanterpool
Genre: N/A Contemporary Romance Standalone
Release Date: May 22, 2018
When two people in pain collide, there is something intoxicating about drowning in the chaos of hard love.
Brando Hawkins is a detective with the Denver Police Department. The world should be his to take. He’s a dedicated officer with a promising career. But Brando’s got secrets. Dark, ruthless secrets. At twenty-six, he’s burned-out, and the sight of another body, one more unhappy ending, might just do him in.
 
Catherine Abbott is a woman who wars with her demons and guards her heart. Immersed in a world where people ink their lives on their skin, Catherine trusts only that which she can see. And, as a rape survivor, she finds comfort in control.
 
But Brando’s demons start to tangle with hers. They’re dangerous, like hers. But they’re beautiful too.
 
A spray of bullets brings them together, and the pain of their pasts collide with the lure of their futures. Cat wants to mend his heart and his wounds, but Brando’s secrets lay tucked away in a vault so tightly sealed, she can’t get through.
 
Everything around them is covered in the confusion of love and the burn of revenge, but no one ever said love was easy.

Hard Love is the next standalone installment in the Guns & Ink series by Shana Vanterpool, a world of tattoos, love, and redemption from Swoon Romance.

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NEW RELEASE!! –> Bad Intentions by Charleigh Rose

Title: Bad Intentions
Series: Bad Love #2
Author: Charleigh Rose
Genre: NA/Contemorary Romance
Release Date: April 30, 2018
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Moving to River’s Edge was supposed to be a fresh start.
Away from chaos. 
Away from bad influences and worse relationships. 
All I wanted was to give my little brother more of a chance than I ever had. 
It should’ve been simple. 
I didn’t count on my transgressions following me.
And I definitely didn’t count on meeting Dare.
Tall, tortured, and tattooed. 
A Lost Boy through and through. 
Falling for someone like him was asking for heartache. 
But I was a sucker for punishment. 

Dare
I had a routine. 
Eat, work, sleep, repeat, only ever doing the bare minimum to keep up appearances. 
I kept my circle small and my guard high. 
I spent years making sure I didn’t repeat the mistakes of my past, forming an impenetrable layer of ice around my heart. 
Then Logan showed up in my town, in my tattoo shop, testing my patience along with my self-control.
She was fire and I was ice.
I should’ve stayed away. 
But I had been cold for far too long.

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HAPPY RELEASE DAY! ~ Proper Ink by Zeia Jameson

Title: Proper Ink
Series: Jaded Lily Book #2
Author: Zeia Jameson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 16, 2018


Luca Cipriani knows art. 

 

Specifically, tattoos. 

 

Patience, focus, and attention to detail are crucial.
He’s consumed with it all.
For the past three years, Luca has been building his reputation as the master of ink in Savannah, Georgia. 
It wasn’t his original plan, but sometimes, lives twist and plans change.

Kerry Frazier knows entertainment. 
Specifically, event planning.
Locations, guest lists, and the hottest trends keep clients begging for more. 
She’s living the dream.
Even though Kerry’s job is exhilarating and rewarding, it’s also never ending. 
So a night on the town for herself is just what she needs.

Luca never expected someone like Kerry to waltz into his shop. And blatantly flirt with him, no less.
He never imagined flirting would lead to more.
One secret night.
That was all it was supposed to be.
Until one night turned into two. Three.

Luca doesn’t do feelings. 
Kerry can’t do complicated. 
What happens when you’re drawn to someone who is bound to break your heart?

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“Proper Ink sweeps you away into a beautiful love story, an amazing love story.” – Red Hatter Book Blog


“Wait,” I say. I lean back and look over my shoulder, surveying the two customers still in the waiting area. I stand from my stool and pull Kerry to Padraig’s space behind the curtain. I’d be scared to go back here, except Stella has been back here and she wasn’t permanently scarred.

 

“What is this?” Kerry asks. 

 

“Padraig’s room. I don’t know what’s back here. Don’t look at anything. Just kiss me, please.” 

 

I grab her face with both hands and kiss her hard. She kisses me back, and our hands roam everywhere over each other. I breathe in the scent of her hair, and I rustle it by running both my hands up her neck and to the back of her head. I pull her to me as close as I can and press her against the wall to get even closer. I brace one hand against the wall to keep us upright, and I search for and grab her hand with the other. I twine our fingers together and raise them up, resting them on the wall above our heads. Her breathing quickens. I can feel her chest heave against mine. I press myself against her, and she groans. 

 

“Hellooo, Luca,” she says, which causes me to laugh against her mouth. 

 

“God, you’re so hot,” she says to me.

 

I have to stop before I have her naked in Padraig’s room. I kiss her twice more and press my forehead against hers. 

 

“You have no idea what you do to me,” I say, nearly out of breath. 

 

“I think I may have a clue,” she says, also breathless.

 

“Go do your thing. I’ll see you back here in a little while.”

 

She nods and looks up into my eyes. “Okay.” 

 

We stand there, motionless, for a moment. Kerry closes her eyes and takes a deep breath. She places her hand on my cheek. “I think I kind of like you, Luca.”

 

I smile into her hand. “I kind of like you too. I know.”

 

“I’ll be back soon.”

 

“I can’t wait.” 

 

I use my hand on the wall to push myself away from her. Her hand slides from my face as she continues to look me in the eyes.

 

“See you when I get back,” she says. She slides out from underneath me, her hand gliding the length of my outstretched arm as she slips through the curtained opening. When our hands meet, I grab hers in mine and let her pull me with her until I’m out from behind the curtain too. I let go and watch her walk toward the door. She turns and looks back at me twice before exiting the shop. I continue to watch her, and she gives me one more glance through the window before she disappears from sight. I’m grinning as wide as my face will allow.
Zeia Jameson’s passion for writing compels her to get into the zone and type until her fingers go numb. When not submerged within her own stories, she enjoys curling up in her large reading chair, snuggling underneath a blanket, and feeding her addictions of coffee and reading. She is fond of humor and laughter and believes these are elements that keep the world sane and spinning.


Zeia lives in Georgia with her husband and daughter, where they spend most of their time exploring recipes, binging on Netflix, drawing chalk-art on sidewalks, and avoiding pollen at all costs.


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Now Live: Sweet Tea & Tattoo Ink

Great news; book one in my new Rebel Girlz Romance series, Sweet Tea & Tattoo Ink is now live and available for purchase on Amazon.

You’ve already been introduced to these feisty girls and now you get to meet Dixie and Taz, and watch how they fell in love.

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BLURB: Dixie Covington is a redheaded spitfire with a sultry southern drawl. She loves her family, her small piece of the world and her art. But what Dixie desires more than anything is the freedom to fall in love with a man of her own choosing. So when her parents announce her engagement to a man she’s not even dating, Dixie and her closest friends pack their bags and head to The Big Easy for summer of fun and who knows what else. Continue reading Now Live: Sweet Tea & Tattoo Ink