END OF SUMMER Blog Tour 2017

Posted By on June 27, 2017

We’ve gathered up some sizzling summer reads for an

End of Summer Blog Tour!

Each tour stop will feature a guest post from one of the authors below, plus a fun Rafflecopter giveaway.

Be sure to follow along!

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Hunted by Cynthia Eden

  • Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue (June 20, 2017)

The chase is on in New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden’s latest installment in the Killer Instinct series! 

Josh Duvane’s SEAL training not only hardened his body, but also his mind. Though his latest investigation as part of the FBI’s Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team is pushing him to his limits. The Sandy Shore killer taunts local police as Josh recovers his victims off the coast of Florida. Of all the women taken, only Casey Quinn has survived. As this unrelenting psychopath stalks her every move, Josh is all that stands between her and certain death. Now it’s time for him to turn the tables and use every ounce of training to stop the killer from having the last laugh…

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The Darkest Promise by Gena Showalter

  • Series: Lords of the Underworld (Book 13)
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (June 13, 2017)

From the New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter, comes the next sizzling instalment in the Lords of the Underworld series. Fans of epic paranormal romances won’t want to miss this steamy read!

Possessed by the demon of Misery, Cameo isn’t allowed to experience joy. If she dares, her memory is wiped clean. With no other recourse, she sneaks into a land more fantastical than any fairy tale, determined to find the one man with the key to her redemption.

Lazarus the Cruel and Unusual rules his kingdom with a single unwavering focus: to build his army and annihilate his enemies. Nothing distracts him—until Cameo. He is relentless in his quest to make her smile…and seduce her into his bed.

As dark forces conspire against them, threatening to destroy the fragile bond they’ve forged, the once-calm Lazarus grows crazed. Every heart-stopping kiss and wicked touch causes Cameo to teeter on the brink of happiness. But if she falls, she risks forgetting him forever…

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Can’t Hardly Breathe by Gena Showalter

  • Series: Original Heartbreakers (Book 5)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (August 29, 2017)

New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with an irresistible Original Heartbreakers story about a woman who’s never felt desired and the man who wants her more than air to breathe…

Bullied in high school, Dorothea Mathis’s past is full of memories she’d rather forget. But there’s one she can’t seem to shake—her long-standing crush on former army ranger Daniel Porter. Now that the sexy bad boy has started using her inn as his personal playground, she should kick him out…but his every heated glance makes her want to join him instead.

Daniel returned to Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma, to care for his ailing father and burn off a little steam with no strings attached. Though he craves the curvy Dorothea night and day, he’s as marred by his past as she is by hers. The more he desires her, the more he fears losing her.

But every sizzling encounter leaves him desperate for more, and soon Daniel must make a choice: take a chance on love or walk away forever.

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His Unexpected Heir by Maureen Child

  • Mass Market Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Desire (July 4, 2017)

Between duty, honor…and a baby! Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen Child. 

Six months. That’s how long Rita Marchetti has mourned Jack Buchanan. Yet here he is, alive, standing in front of her, perfect…and devastatingly sexy! Even more amazing is the former marine’s admission that he wanted Rita to think he’d died. But the two of them are about to become three and Jack is back just in time.

That baby Rita is carrying is his. Despite the pain he holds so close to his heart, Jack can’t walk away from his child. A marriage in name only would solve everything. Everything except a desire too deeply buried and too long denied…

Congratulations Maureen Child on OVER 14 MILLION copies sold worldwide with Harlequin!

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Down Home Cowboy by Maisey Yates

  • Series: Copper Ridge
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (June 27, 2017)

This Texas cowboy has come home to Copper Ridge to put down roots…but will he risk his heart again? 

Asked where he’d be at this point in life, Cain Donnelly would have said anywhere but Copper Ridge, Oregon, living with his estranged brothers. But since his wife abandoned them, both he and his daughter, Violet, are in need of a fresh start, so he’s back to claim his share of the family ranch. Local baker Alison Davis is a delicious temptation, but she’s also his daughter’s mentor and new boss. That makes her off-limits…until she offers a no-strings deal that no red-blooded cowboy could resist.

Alison has worked tirelessly to rebuild her life, and she won’t jeopardize her hard-won independence. Especially if it also complicates Cain’s relationship with Violet. But with Cain offering a love she never thought was possible, Alison has to find the courage to let her past go…or watch her future ride away for good.

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Their Pretend Amish Courtship by Patricia Davids

  • Series: The Amish Bachelors
  • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Love Inspired (May 23, 2017)

“Tender and gentle, with two delightful characters who truly belong together. A lovely read.”  —RaeAnne Thayne

Make-Believe Beau 

Fannie Erb isn’t looking for a husband—especially if she has to leave her beloved horses to go find one. What she needs is a way to assure her parents she’s not hopeless when it comes to love. Family friend Noah Bowman might just be her solution. A fake relationship will free them both from unwanted matchmaking plans. How could Fannie predict that pretending to date the handsome, teasing boy next door would awaken genuine emotions? By summer’s end they’ll be free to part, but Fannie’s growing feelings are transforming her neighbor into the only man who might ever rein in her adventurous heart.

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The Maverick Fakes a Bride by Christine Rimmer

  • Series: Montana Mavericks: The Great Family Roundup
  • Mass Market Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Special Edition (June 20, 2017)

Do You Take This (Faux) Fiancée? 

All the single ladies in Rust Creek Falls know Travis Dalton. And they all know the sexy, rascally rancher is not the marrying kind. So how is it that our town’s most notorious bachelor has wound up engaged on a Western reality TV show?

We here at the Gazette are pleased The Great Roundup has chosen our hometown heartbreaker as a contestant. And we are definitely rooting for Travis’s unexpected union with childhood friend Brenna O’Reilly, the one girl we believe can keep this cowboy on his toes. But is it true this betrothal is strictly a fabrication for the cameras? Pass the popcorn, dear readers. We suspect this made-for-TV romance could be headed straight for a Hollywood happy ending!

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New York, Actually by Sarah Morgan

  • Series: From Manhattan with Love (Book 4)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (May 30, 2017)

One man. One woman. Two dogs. 

Meet Molly—New York’s most famous advice columnist, she considers herself an expert at relationships…as long as they’re other people’s. Still bruised from her last breakup, Molly is in no rush to find happily-ever-after—the only love of her life is her dalmatian, Valentine.

Meet Daniel—A cynical divorce lawyer, he’s hardwired to think relationships are a bad idea. If you don’t get involved, no one can get hurt. Until he finds himself borrowing a dog to meet the gorgeous woman he sees running in Central Park every morning…

Molly and Daniel both think they know everything about relationships. But as they try—and fail—to resist their undeniable chemistry, they’ll soon discover they just might have a lot left to learn…

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Holiday in the Hamptons by Sarah Morgan

  • Series: From Manhattan With Love (Book 5)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (August 29, 2017)

The perfect summer escape? 

Professional dog-walker Felicity Knight loves everything about New York…until her ex-husband starts working at her local vet clinic. She hasn’t seen Seth Carlyle in ten years, but one glimpse of him—too gorgeous, and still too good for her—and Fliss’s heart hurts like their whirlwind marriage ended yesterday. So when her grandmother in the Hamptons needs help for the summer, it seems the ideal way to escape her past.

Their relationship might have lasted only a few scorching months, but vet Seth knows Fliss—if she’s run away to the Hamptons, it’s because she still feels their connection and it terrifies her. He let her go once before, when he didn’t know any better, but not this summer! With the help of his adorable dog, Lulu, and a sprinkling of beachside magic, Seth is determined to make Fliss see that he’s never stopped loving her…

Sarah Morgan delights with more love and laughter in her acclaimed series From Manhattan with Love, which Publishers Weekly calls “engaging…[a] classic sweep-you-off-your-feet romantic experience.”

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Sold for the Greek’s Heir by Lynne Graham

  • Series: Brides for the Taking (Book 3)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Presents (May 23, 2017)

With this ring… 

After a whirlwind affair, Greek billionaire Jax Antonakos left Lucy Dixon heartbroken and—although he didn’t know it—pregnant! Now Lucy is determined to make a new life with her tiny daughter, yet when Jax sweeps back into her world, she cannot mask her instant response to his seductive charisma!

…I thee buy! 

For Jax, a ready-made heir is well worth bidding for—especially when it guarantees making Lucy’s luscious curves his. He’s determined to stake his claim on her body—and their baby—by reminding her of their insatiable chemistry in the wedding bed!

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The Colton Marine by Lisa Childs

  • Series: The Coltons of Shadow Creek (Book 5)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Romantic Suspense (July 4, 2017)

A troubled hero returns home to a family nightmare in this thrilling Coltons of Shadow Creek tale!

Hired to renovate his family’s former mansion, River Colton hopes to find answers to his deepest questions. Plagued by memories of his fugitive mother, the ex-marine finds danger to his life in the estate’s secret chambers—and danger to his heart in Edith Beaulieu, its beautiful new guardian.

But someone doesn’t want Edith or River in the seemingly haunted house. When Edith falls victim to too many “accidents”—and falls hard for River—the Texas loner risks everything to protect her. If the ghosts of Coltons past lurk in the shadows, it’s up to Edith and River hunt them down…

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Claim & Protect by Rhenna Morgan

  • Series: Men of Haven (Book 3)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Carina Press (June 20, 2017)

Live hard, f*ck harder and follow only their own rules. Those are the cornerstones the six men of the Haven Brotherhood live and bleed by, refusing to conform to society’s expectations, taking what they want and always watching each other’s backs.  

Trevor Raines lives on the edge of legal. A good guy doing bad things to save lives, the only rules he follows are the Brotherhood’s, and there’s nothing in the world that will change that. Until Natalie Jordan walks into his life…

Natalie’s only interest is in making a fresh start. She’s a woman with a plan, and the plan doesn’t include a man with secrets, no matter how kind—or intoxicating—he is. But this cowboy is determined to break down her walls, keep her safe and make her his.

Trevor had no interest in settling down, but there’s something entirely too appealing about this woman he can’t stay away from. There’s only one thing to do—change his plans…and hers. When Natalie’s ex resurfaces to threaten her new life, Trevor will move heaven and earth to make sure the bastard can’t hurt her again. Except saving Natalie means outing his own secrets—and it could mean losing her forever…

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Bounty Hunter by Lynette Eason

  • Series: Classified K-9 Unit
  • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense (July 4, 2017)

ON A KILLER’S TRAIL

While on a mission to bring his sister’s killer to justice, bounty hunter Riley Martelli spots a missing FBI agent in a Colorado national park. When he calls in the tip, he’s joined in his search by Special Agent Harper Prentiss. Harper, aided by her faithful German shepherd, is determined to locate the missing agent…without falling for the charms of the handsome bounty hunter. Working together is the best option to find their targets, but it also doubles the danger they’re in. With a killer looming large, poised to end their search for good, can Riley and Harper unite to find both men without becoming the next victims?

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On Point by Annabeth Albert

  • Series: Out of Uniform (Book 3)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Carina Press (June 6, 2017)

Never fall for your best friend… 

Pushing thirty, with his reenlistment looming, decorated navy sniper Maddox Horvat is taking a long look at what he really wants in life. And what he wants is Ben Tovey. It isn’t smart, falling for his best friend and fellow SEAL, but ten years with Ben has forged a bond so intimate Maddox can’t ignore it. He needs Ben by his side forever—heart and soul.

Ben admits he likes what he’s seen—his friend’s full lower lip and the perfect muscles of his ass have proved distracting more than once. But Ben’s still reeling from a relationship gone to hell, and he’s not about to screw up his friendship with Maddox, too.

Until their next mission throws Ben and Maddox closer together than ever before, with only each other to depend on.

Now, in the lonely, desperate hours awaiting rescue, the real challenge—confronting themselves, their future and their desires—begins. Man to man, friend to friend, lover to lover.

This is book three in the Out of Uniform series.

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End of Summer Blog Tour TOUR STOPS:

Monday, August 7th: Mama Reads – guest post from Cynthia Eden

Wednesday, August 9th: Smexy Books –  guest post from Gena Showalter

Friday, August 11th: Books a la Mode – guest post from Maureen Child

Saturday, Aug. 12th:Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – review: New York, Actually

Monday, August 14th: Reading Reality – review, and guest post from Maisey Yates

Tuesday, August 15th: Reading is My SuperPower – review, Bounty Hunter

Wednesday, August 16th: Just Commonly – guest post from Patricia Davids

Thursday, August 17th: Reviews from the Heart – review, Their Pretend Amish Courtship

Friday, August 18th: From the TBR Pile – guest post from Christine Rimmer

Friday, August 18th: Just Commonly  – review, Bounty Hunter

Saturday, Aug. 19th:Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – review: Holiday in the Hamptons

Monday, August 21st: Bewitched Bookworms – guest post from Sarah Morgan

Tuesday, August 22nd: Just Commonly  – review, Their Pretend Amish Courtship

Tuesday, August 22nd: Reviews from the Heart – review, Bounty Hunter

Wednesday, August 23rd: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – guest post from Lynne Graham

Friday, August 25th: The Sassy Bookster – guest post from Lisa Childs

Friday, August 25th: Just Commonly  – review, New York, Actually

Monday, August 28th: Romancing the Readers – guest post from Rhenna Morgan

Monday, August 28th: Books and Bindings -review: New York, Actually

Tuesday, August 29th: Just Commonly  – review, Holiday in the Hamptons

Tuesday, August 29th:Books and Bindings – review, Holiday in the Hamptons

Wednesday, August 30th: Reading is My SuperPower – guest post from Lynette Eason

Wednesday, Aug. 12th:Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – review: Can’t Hardly Breathe

Friday, September 1st: Book Reviews and More by Kathy – guest post from Annabeth Albert

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