Author Hop!

Hey guys! Thanks to the lovely and talented Charlotte Bennardo, I have been tagged for this hop. Charlotte and I have been Facebook friends for a couple years but finally met in person this year at YA Fest. I have to say she's pretty fantastic! She's the co-author of the Sirenz series and the brand new Blonde Ops novel. Check out her blog here and say hello!

Charlotte also asked me to answer some questions for you, so here it goes!

Q: What are you working on?
A: I'm currently working on book three in the Elemental series, Rebirth. It's the final book in the series.

Q: Tell me one element of your current work that you really love.
A: I love how strong the my main characters have become. They've both grown so much since the beginning and are finally the powerful women they were supposed to be.

Q: What part of the book did you most love to write?
A: Honestly, the ending.​ I know that's weird because it means the series has come to a close but I've grown so close to theses characters and I'm so proud of what they've accomplished.

Q: In your writing process, what was the most difficult?
A: The most difficult thing was keeping everything in order. My mind jumps a lot and it's hard for me to keep that flow.

Now I tag . . . 

D. F. Jules!

I know Jules from Facebook and we haven't met in person . . . yet! She is the author The Sword (The Touched #1) which is out in print and eBook. And later this year Wolf at the Door will be out in eBook. You can add her books to your TBR list here and follow the hop on her blog here.

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Release Day Launch: Tempting the Bodyguard (The Gamble Brothers #3) by J. Lynn @jlarmentrout @entangledpub @inkslingerpr

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We are extremely excited to celebrate the release of J. Lynn's TEMPTING THE BODYGUARD!!! TEMPTING THE BODYGUARD is an Adult category romance novel being published by Entangled Publishing’s Brazen imprint and is a part of Jennifer’s Gamble Brothers Series!

Tempting The Bodyguard
TEMPTING THE BODYGUARD Synopsis: A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

He can protect her from everyone except himself.

Alana Gore is in danger. A take-no-prisoners publicist, her way with people has made her more than a few enemies over the years, but a creepy stalker is an entirely different matter. She needs a bodyguard, and the only man she can ask is not only ridiculously hot, but reputed to have taste for women that goes beyond adventurous.

Chandler Gamble has one rule: don't protect anyone you want to screw. But with Alana, he's caught between his job and his increasingly hard libido. On one hand, Alana needs his help. On the other, Chandler wants nothing more than to take the hot volcano of a woman in hand. To make her writhe in pleasure, until she's at his complete mercy.

She needs protection. He needs satisfaction. And the moment the line is crossed, all hell will break loose...

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Jennifer L. Armentrout/J. Lynn Bio:

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Blog Tour: Love's Paradox by Laura Kreitzer (Excerpt and Giveaway) @laurakreitzer

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Paperback, 1st, 288 pages
Expected publication: May 5th 2014 by Revolution Publishing, Inc.

Stalked by her abusive ex-fiancé, Rae Zachery retaliates by singing karaoke and spilling all their dirty secrets to the entire bar. When her ex attempts to silence her brazen performance, sexy, leather-clad Parker comes to her rescue and soundly punches her ex in the face. As valiant as that may be, Rae finds Parker’s violent assistance unsettling, yet she can’t help but be drawn to him and his tragic past.

Fighting her attraction for Parker is a battle Rae can’t win, and soon their night of sharing secrets morphs into an undeniable bond. But fate won’t so easily relinquish her grip on their happily-ever-after. Instead of blissfully skipping into obscurity, Rae and Parker are subjected to her ex-fiancé’s vicious proclivities. Who knew love could hurt so good?

Parker leans forward, crooking a finger for me to do the same. I glance around the bar to see my friends mimicking sexual acts while gesturing toward us. I glare at them before returning my gaze to Parker.
I lean in, eyebrows high in question. “Yes?”
He brings his lips to my ear, his hot breath fanning over my skin and giving me chill bumps all the way down to my toes. Damn him. “I want you,” he whispers.
He lingers at my ear, the scent of leather and sandalwood wafting off his skin. When he sits back, he’s not smirking or giving me cocky, knowing eyes like I’m expecting. Instead, he continues to watch for my reaction with those penetratingly dark eyes.
All my nerves fire at once—or that’s what it feels like—and I scramble to my feet. My knees hit the bottom of the table, and our drinks tumble over. I tangle with the chair and am about to fall onto the disgustingly sticky floor when strong hands reach over the table and grab my upper arms, holding me steady as my chair crashes to the ground.
My face is on fire as those closest turn to witness my idiocy, many of them cheering what they think is drunken discombobulation. I would bow for my audience, but Parker’s hands are still on me. He smiles as I shake him off.
“Thanks for the save, but—”
“That’s twice now,” he cuts in, sauntering to my side of the table. “I think that earns me at least two songs worth of dancing. Plus, you spilled my drink. Make it three.”
Every fiber of my being is telling me to run from this man as I picture him punching Ian, most likely breaking his nose. As satisfying as it was to see Ian be the victim, it didn't stop the memory flashes of Ian’s own hands gripping me too hard. But Parker might be different, and I tell myself it’s just the fear talking. He could be the friendly, defender-of-women, heart-of-gold type of biker for all I know. “What the hell. I need a little adventure in my life,” I finally say. “But I’m not buying you another beer.”
He grins and wraps an arm around my waist, pulling me against his body. Not at all expecting this, I lose a shoe and clutch his shoulders to prevent my bare foot from touching the floor.
“What are you doing?” I ask, clenching his shirt for support.
“Dancing.” He lifts me off the ground and drags me onto the dance floor, leaving behind my death trap of a shoe.
“But— My shoe.”
“Your friend will make sure no one steals it.” He spins me around to where Cherry is waving my shoe at me, a stupid smirk spread across her face.
I’m going to hide all her mirrors for doing this to me.
“Don’t drop me,” I order, clinging to Parker like a skirt to pantyhose.
“Oh, don’t you worry, darlin’. I’m not letting you go anywhere.”
“Stupid southern drawl,” I mutter under my breath.
It’s been so long since anyone has held me like this: fierce and determined, strong yet gentle. Even though we aren’t paired together like the grinding dancers around us, it feels right. My insides go all swoopy, and I stare up into his handsomely chiseled face, my arms encircling his neck.
Wait. What? No, no, no. He’s a big, ex-fiancé punching, leather-wearing biker who probably has a mermaid tattooed somewhere on his body. Or a naked woman riding a dragon. It’s not my fault I've been sexless for six, long, dreadfully dry months. But, dammit, my body feels so perfectly right against his.
It’s the alcohol, I tell myself. Except I’m not drunk or even remotely tipsy.
“Quit arguing with yourself,” Parker says, twirling me around like we’re at some dance show competition.
“Huh?” I respond stupidly.
“You've got this endearing little pucker between your eyes, and you've been staring at my throat.” He chuckles. “It’s actually quite adorable.”
“Oh.” I quickly school my face.
“First impressions are important—I realize that—but I’m hoping you’ll give me another chance.”
“Isn't that what this little dance is?” I ask, forcing myself to look past his good looks. But those dark eyes don’t seem cruel, and his hands don’t feel aggressive. And the leather.
Dammit. Focus.

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Laura Kreitzer is a best-selling fantasy and science fiction author who hails from western Kentucky. Her full-time 9-5 job used to be working in a lab devoted to water dye-tracing investigations at Western Kentucky University, though her passion was always writing. After seven years of dedicating her life to the environment, she made the tough decision to leave the university to pursue her writing career. Now Laura has two series and eight novels published, with several more in the works.