Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Release Day Blitz: Heartland by Sarina Bowen



HEARTLAND BY SARINA BOWEN
A standalone romance in the USA Today best-selling True North world.



Expect: cute goats, college parties, caramels, a hot, broody farm boy and a broken girl who can’t stop loving him.

An emotional friends to lovers romance full of risky secrets and late-night lessons in seduction.

Dylan is my best friend, and the only person in my life who understands me. He doesn’t mind my social awkwardness or my weird history. The only glitch? He doesn’t know that I’ve been hopelessly, desperately in love with him since the first day we picked apples together in his family’s orchard.

But I know better than to confess.
Now that I’ve joined him at college, I’m seeing a new side of him. This Dylan drinks and has a lot of sex. None of it with me.
Until the moment I foolishly ask him to tutor me in more than algebra…and he actually says yes.
One crazy night sets our friendship on fire. But now my heart lies in ashes, and nothing will ever be the same again.

Heartland is a standalone college romance set in the True North world. Expect: a young, broody farmer, a giant crush, tasty caramels, cute goats and late night confessions.  



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Excerpt




“So why were you having a bad day, anyway?” Ellie asks. “Man trouble?”
“Not exactly. It’s more like a lack of man trouble. I kissed my hot algebra tutor. And I wasn’t supposed to.”
Her big eyes widen. “Which hot algebra tutor? You never said.”
“He doesn’t work at the lab,” I say hastily. “He’s a friend. And he wants to stay that way.”
“Oh.” She looks deflated. “That is a bummer.”
“Do you have a boyfriend?”
“No.” She makes a face. “It would be nice, though. This year is kind of lonely. My roommate is a total bitch.”
“Oh, I have one of those, too.” 
“Yeah?” Ellie’s eyes brighten. “Does yours steal your clothes and then lie about it?”
“Um, no. She wouldn’t want any of my things. We have singles, anyway. Just a common bathroom.”
“Lucky! She must be easier to stand, then.”
“You’d think.” I take a gulp of mint tea. 
“My roommate took my brand-new scarf. With the tags still on! And when I called her out on it, she tried to gaslight me.”
“Gaslight?” I feel my cheeks flush like they sometimes do when I don’t understand the idioms that people use.
“You don’t know Gaslight? It’s a movie from the forties.”
“Ingrid Bergman,” says Dylan’s voice. “We haven’t got around to the classics yet.”
I startle, sloshing my tea over my hand. And when I look up, Dylan is right there. Clear brown eyes. Tousled hair. Tight, muscular body that’s clothed in a nice sweater and ripped jeans. A handsome face that I finally kissed.
Pain slices through me. Because I’m never going to get over him. There will never be a day when I look at Dylan and don’t wish for more.
“Can I talk to you for a quick second?” he asks, taking the mug and grabbing a napkin off the table. He wipes the tea off my hand.
“Now is not a good time,” I say quickly. Because I don’t want to cry in the coffee shop in front of my only new friend.
Dylan actually rolls his eyes. “Fifteen seconds, Chass. Give a man a break.”
I’d talk to you.” Ellie raises her hand like a school girl. “Pick me.”
And that’s just what I need—another girl in my life who’s swooning for Dylan. Because that always turns out well. 
“Fine. Fifteen seconds.” I jump to my feet. Let’s get this over with.
Dylan takes my arm and tows me gently over toward the bulletin board, where nobody is currently reading the flyers for meditation circles and ski equipment sales. 
“Look, I’m sorry,” is his opener. “You're avoiding me. Not that I blame you. I'm sorry things got so out of control.”
“Which things?” I ask warily. Because I don’t want an apology for fooling around with me.
“Pick one!” Dylan raises his hands. “All the things. I shouldn’t have been so inappropriate.”
“But…” I know Dylan was in a serious state of drunken depression when he kissed me. It’s not like I was expecting to hear those kisses made him as happy as they made me. But would it kill him to be a little less patronizing? “Dylan, I’m not twelve years old. It was just a kiss or two. I don’t think I’ll need a full course of therapy to recover.”
He blinks. “Okay. Good?”
“So did you really need to drag me over here to apologize a third time? Did you apologize to all the girls you kissed during Spin the Bottle in seventh grade?” 
I heard about Spin the Bottle and Seven Minutes in Heaven only last year, by eavesdropping on Debbie and her buddies at another bonfire. I’d been transfixed by their tales of who’d kissed whom over the years and how often. 
At thirteen, Spin the Bottle would have sounded like heaven to me. Seven minutes in a closet with a boy? I would have lobbied for eight. I was always the most inappropriate girl in the bunch. 
Yet somehow Dylan sees me as some kind of innocent child. 
“No. Good point.” He crosses his delicious arms and smiles at me. “You are in a feisty mood today.”
“Is that so wrong?”
“No.” He shakes his handsome head. “Not at all. Are we going to hug it out?” He opens his big arms wide.
Oh boy. I can’t resist stepping into them. And when he pulls me in, I experience the familiar hormone rush that always happens when I’m close to him. Rapid heartbeat? Check. Goosebumps? Check. My nose lands against his flannel shirt. 
My mouth is mere inches from his, of course. But this time he has no interest in kissing me. It takes all my willpower to give him a squeeze and then step back.
“Be well, Chass. I’ll leave you to your tutoring session, even if you’re basically cheating on me right now. But we’re still making caramels this weekend, right? I told Griffin we could use six gallons of goat’s milk. Don’t make a liar out of me.”
“I won’t,” I say quickly. I might be slightly irritated at him, but it will blow over. My capacity to forgive him for not loving me back is basically infinite. “We’ll leave right after Friday classes?”
“You got it. And this is for you. Share it with your friend.” He pulls something out of his pocket. “More market research.”
He puts a little box in my hand and then walks away.
As always, it takes me a second to get over my hormone rush. I stand there blinking for a long moment until I realize Ellie is grinning at me from the sofa. So I go back over to her and sit down.
“Wow…” she says, stealing a glance at Dylan’s retreating backside. “Is that hot hunk of Vermont male your algebra tutor?”
“Yes.” My voice is gravel.
“And your future ex-boyfriend?”
“Nope. I’ll never get that chance. He's my best friend, but...” There's no tidy explanation.
“But you want more. I would if it were me.”
I nod, miserable. 










About The Author


Sarina Bowen is the author of over thirty contemporary novels - which have been published in a dozen languages on four continents, and in 2016 received a RITA award alongside co-writer Elle Kennedy for their book HIM. She resides in New England with her husband, children, and way too much sporting gear.







You can find Sarina at


Friday, January 24, 2020

Audiobook Lovin Podcast: S1 E11 - Catching Up with Shane East & This or That




Welcome to episode 11 of the Audiobook Lovin Podcast! 
Shane and I are catching up from the holidays and kicking off 2020 to a great start!



Submit your "This or That" questions for Shane here! Or you can scroll down to fill out the form!


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He did have a good time on holiday! If you don't follow Shane on Twitter, you really should!!








When Joe and Shane tweet each other, its hilarious! 



Read the full thread (conversations) here!




In case you hadn't seen 
“The Witcher F.R.I.E.N.D.S. opening”, here it is!





Find out exactly what Shane was referring to when we discussed learning new things from authors and Ava being an 'open book" by listening to the latest episode of the Shane East Meets series!




Listen to Shane's interview with 
Author Ava Harrison here





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I went shopping over the weekend, found some tea and had a laugh! I did run them by Shane (as instructed) and he shared that Whittards tea is good! He didn't know about the rest and I quote "Just never Liptons!!"

 



Upcoming and Recent Releases




The Dare
by Lauren Landish
Narrated by Carly Robins and Shane East


Coming February 7, 2020

Follow Lauren on Facebook to learn when pre-order links become available!



Just One Year
By Penelope Ward
Narrated by Andi Arndt and Shane East

Release Date: February 24, 2020

Available for pre-order at
Audible | Kindle | Amazon Paperback | iTunes | Kobo | Nook 






Lethal in a Kilt
(Hot Scots Book 7)
By Anna Durand
Narrated by Shane East and Emma Wilder



COMING SOON TO AUDIO!



Books Mentioned During Podcast



Begin Where We Are
(Kaitlyn and the Highlander Series, Book 4)
By Diana Knightley
Narrated by Keira Stevens and Shane East


Available for purchase at 
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Audio only $7.49 via WhisperSync
Part of the Kindle Unlimited program




Ruin
(Slay Quartet, Book 2)
by Laurelin Paige
Narrated by Elena Wolfe and Shane East

Available for purchase at 

Audible | Kindle | Amazon Paperback | iBooks | Nook | Kobo | Google Play

Audio only $7.49 via WhisperSync
Part of the Audible Escapes Program






Insatiable in a Kilt (Hot Scots, Bk 6)
By Anna Durand
Narrated by Shane East and Mary Ann Weathers

Available for purchase at
Audible | Nook Audio | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play

Audio only $7.49 via WhisperSync

Listen to an excerpt here!







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Monday, January 20, 2020

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Passions of a Papillon by Tara Lain


A cool-hearted guy meets a big-eared dog who takes him to a hot vet hiding a dark secret.





Passions of a Papillon
by Tara Lain

Blurb:

After you’ve sold your soul to the devil, can you renegotiate with a dog?

Brilliant defense attorney, Finn Morgenstern, knows the worst guys pay best, so defending slimeball, Rance Franklin, becomes his path to senior partner and a whole lot of benefits. But then a walk home to his pricey townhouse brings him face-to-ears with a batshit-crazy little dog who just won’t leave him alone. So Finn takes the dog to the local veterinarian to find out how to get her back to her owners. Hello vet! Emerson “Em” Fairweather sure doesn’t match his stodgy name. Tall, platinum blond, and gorgeous, Em puts the pet in pet ownership. But Em has ugly secrets and Batshit dog is up to her ears in larceny. Suddenly Finn is the one who needs defending, and he’s faced with a choice between what he thought was important and a whole new batshit-crazy life.



Available to purchase at 

Part of the KU program




About the Author


Tara Lain believes in happy ever afters – and magic. Same thing. In fact, she says, she doesn’t believe, she knows. Tara shares this passion in her best-selling stories that star her unique, charismatic heroes — the beautiful boys of romance —  and adventurous heroines. Quarterbacks and cops, werewolves and witches, blue collar or billionaires, Tara’s characters, readers say, love deeply, resolve seemingly insurmountable differences, and ultimately live their lives authentically. After many years living in southern California, Tara, her soulmate honey and her soulmate dog decided they wanted less cars and more trees, prompting a move to Ashland, Oregon where Tara’s creating new stories and loving living in a small town with big culture. Likely a Gryffindor but possessed of Parseltongue, Tara loves animals of all kinds, diversity, open minds, coconut crunch ice cream from Zoeys, and her readers. She also loves to hear from you.   


You can find Tara at Lain


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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Audiobook Blast: Insatiable In A Kilt by Anna Durand




Insatiable in a Kilt (Hot Scots, Bk 6)
By Anna Durand
Narrated by Shane East and Mary Ann Weathers



Available for purchase at
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Blurb:

"Behave, Mr. MacTaggart."

One steamy night in Paris, I had a quick and dirty fling with a Scotsman who wouldn't tell me his name. Ten months later, my boss sends me to Scotland to broker a business deal with tech mogul Evan MacTaggart. There's just one problem. The seductive billionaire is the man from Paris, and I still can't resist him.

The moment Keely O'Shea walked into my office I knew I could never let her go this time. For ten months, I've dreamed about the beautiful, sensual woman who drove me out of my mind. Now, she's sitting here in my office dressed like a sexy librarian and telling me to behave. How can I? The way she looks, the way she moves, and the memory of Paris are all driving me mad again. She thinks she's too old for me. I say eleven years means nothing. I need to possess her, but do I have the right? My past mistakes are knocking on my door.

Evan tempts me to take risks and unleash my inner wild child, but I've had too many heartaches in the past. The secretive Highlander who's too young for me might be the only man who can get under my skin and convince me to take a chance on love again.

Insatiable in a Kilt is the sixth book in the bestselling, award-winning Hot Scots series of contemporary romances.

Check out the entire series:
1. Dangerous in a Kilt (featuring Rinelle Harkin)
2. Wicked in a Kilt (featuring Mary Ann Weathers)
3. Scandalous in a Kilt (featuring Mary Ann Weathers)
1-3 (plus bonus chapters) The MacTaggart Brothers Trilogy (featuring Rinelle Harkin, Mary Ann Weathers & Ged Bowie)
4. Gift-Wrapped in a Kilt (featuring Patrick Zeller & Mary Ann Weathers)
5. Notorious in a Kilt (featuring Patrick Zeller & Mary Ann Weathers)
6. Insatiable in a Kilt (featuring Shane East & Mary Ann Weathers)
7. Lethal in a Kilt (coming soon)
8. Irresistible in a Kilt (coming soon)

Listen to an excerpt here!





About The Author


Anna Durand loves romance, men in kilts, and cheesecake. Not always in that order. She slaves away every day writing about sexy people doing sexy things together, with heart and humor and sometimes with suspense. With paranormal stories, she explores the darker side of romance. With contemporary romance, she delves into the emotional side of love and sensuality.

Readers and reviewers have blessed Anna's books with wonderful reviews, giving her a nice glowy feeling that she's doing something right. Her books have become bestsellers on every major retail site, hitting #1 multiple times. The Hot Scots series remains Anna's personal favorite and a favorite among her fans. Who can resist a hunky Scotsman?

Anna also has a master's degree in library science, so naturally, she made Calli in Wicked in a Kilt a librarian too. For twelve years and counting, Anna has run a cataloging services company that creates cataloging-in-publication data for other authors and publishers. And when she's not doing that or writing, you'll find her binging on audiobooks, playing with puppies, or crafting handmade jewelry.

You can find Anna at



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Friday, January 10, 2020

Audiobook Podcast S1 E10 - Shane East Meets: Ava Harrison




Excited to share our 10th episode and Shane's second 

Shane East Meets

with guest 

Author Ava Harrison! 




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This is the meme Shane mentioned....







Some of Ava's titles discussed



Intention
By Ava Harrison
Narrated by Andi Arndt and Shane East


Available for purchase at 


Audio only $7.49 via WhisperSync
Part of the Kindle Unlimited program




Deceit
By Ava Harrison
Narrated by Lucy Rivers and Shane East


Available for purchase at 


Audio only $7.49 via WhisperSync
Part of the Kindle Unlimited program



About The Author


Ava Harrison is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author.

When she’s not journaling her life, you can find her window shopping, cooking dinner for her family, or curled up on her couch reading a book.







You can find Ava at 











Saturday, January 4, 2020

Next on the Audiobook Lovin' Podcast: Shane East Meets with Author Ava Harrison



Next on the Audiobook Lovin' Podcast, Shane chats with Author Ava Harrison discussing her love of champaign, attending conventions, single word titles and much much more! 

Join us on Friday, January 10, 2020 to listen to the entire episode on Spotify, Soundcloud or here at Viviana, Enchantress Books!











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