Summer Reads Hop

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The hop begins tomorrow: June 7th @7am

Summer is almost here and kids are out of school (or almost out). What better way to spend a hot summer day then lounging by the pool with a good book? Or better yet forget the pool and let’s head for the beach but before we do let’s jam pack our readers with some amazing books.

The perfect way to do that is to hop along the path to some incredible authors. Be sure to like their pages and enter into their giveaways. There will be lots of great prizes along the way, such as ebooks, print books, gift cards, and more.

So grab your cup of coffee (or whatever you prefer) and start hopping along…


#EllieKeys Reign Again by Ellie Keys (New Release & Giveaway)


Title:  Reign Again

Author: Ellie Keys

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Release Date:  May  17th, 2016

Reign Again


Sometimes I wish it would rain.

                Sometimes I wish it would pour

                                But most times

                                                I just wish I could learn to soar

Learning to soar

I’ve spent most of my life living for others, guided by another and shown what “is best” for me. One morning, I decided I’d reached the end of my rope with the life I was leading. That was the morning I became Reign again.

~Reign Amethyst Jeffries


Reign Again w Jase

ReignAgainby Ellie Keys

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“I was looking for my clothes so I could make my exit. You didn’t leave that information in your note.”
His smile faltered when he looked at what was left of my dress that I’d been wearing the night before. The look he was sporting had me giggling because he looked like a little kid that figured out he shouldn’t roll his toy car in the street with other cars. Very specific example there, might want to get out a bit more, Reign.
“What was that last bit there? What specific example?”
His look and words had me realizing that I hadn’t just thought that, I’d actually spoken that aloud.
“Ha. Yeah, that was in reference to something that I was thinking, which I believed I’d said only in my head. Okay. We’re going to move passed that one. I need to get something from you.”
At his quirked eyebrow and questioning glance, I quickly corrected my statement.
“I mean, I need some clothes or pants. I can’t leave here with just this shirt.”
He gave me an appreciative once over and muttered something to himself. Was he actually attracted to me or just the fact that there was a half-naked woman in front of him? Hold on, or was he recalling something we did last night?
“Did we … did you and I have sex last night?”
My face must’ve reflected the sheer terror that I felt at the possibility that I did something that stupid. I’m a mother. I cannot have idiotic moments like that. The man is “fuck me until I don’t know my own name” hot, but I don’t have time for getting caught up in a moment.
“Relax, Reign. We didn’t do anything.”
My face fell. I was scrutinizing his features as I relaxed about the fact that we hadn’t done anything, but I needed to be sure.
“You’re sure? Nothing, absolutely nothing, happened between the two of us?”
His chest moved up and down as he released a chuckle then an exasperated sigh. His hands moved to his pockets as he responded.
“Reign, I assure you, nothing happened between us last night.”
The way he adamantly spoke told me that he was telling the truth. Now, I felt like a fool because I wanted to know why nothing happened. We were obviously attracted to one another. I mean I was checking him out and he was doing the same. Chewing the inside of my jaw, I thought about last night and tried to remember the details. I really wanted to know why we hadn’t done anything. Since we hadn’t, how in the hell did I end up in his shirt?
“Reign, I can see the cogs of that brain of yours working. There are several reasons why we didn’t do anything. For one, I prefer conscious women when engaging in sexual activity. Call me old fashioned that way. Two, I don’t make it a habit to bring women to this place. It is where I lay my head when I have to work. I left the party last night with you and brought you here. On my way here, I called a doctor friend of mine and she came to check you out. She’s the one that changed your clothes from the ones you got sick all over. FYI, you got mine as well. She helped you clean up and put you in that shirt. Third, she could barely get you out of the clothes you were in. You fought Marlena the entire time. Call me crazy, but I don’t fight women to bed them. I prefer a willing participant.” He smiled then shook his head before adding, “In the spirit of full disclosure, I rifled through your bag to find your phone so I would have your number to call the famous woman who passed out on me last night.”

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About the Author: 

Ellie Keys is an author of contemporary romance, paranormal romance and mystery. She spends a great deal of her time lending her unrelenting pen to the voices that have taken over her mind. The characters that readers will find in her works have a demanding nature. Ellie is thrilled to be able to share the stories from the wealth of works that she has created.

She lives in Georgia with her son. Her loves outside of writing are reading a good book and losing herself in a great movie. Inspiration comes from everything around her. There is a great deal in store for lovers of romance and suspense seekers. She invites you to follow her via social media.

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#EllieKeys Third Base by Heidi McLaughlin (Cover Reveal)

We are proud to show you the all new cover for THIRD BASE by NYT Bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin!


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Beauty Women And Handsome Men. Lovely couple


Ethan Davenport is already Boston’s most eligible bachelor. In his second season with the Boston Renegades he has set his eyes on the girl behind the visitors’ dugout.

That girl is Daisy Robinson, a journalism student at the University of Boston and a die-hard Renegades fan.
But with new found love comes challenges and Ethan and Daisy have to deal with his crazy schedule, school finals and his presence on her campus for some much needed media training.

For Ethan nothing can come between him and Daisy, until a secret that she’s been keeping threatens to destroy them both.

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eBook of Third Base (ten winners)

Author Bio:


Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.

When she’s isn’t writing one of the many stories planned for release, you’ll find her sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games


#EllieKeys Field Stripped by Various Authors (Pre-Order Blitz & Giveaway)

Field Stripped PreOrder Bltiz

Field Stripped Box Set

Authors: Marissa Dobson, Nicole Garcia, Piper Presley, Ellie Keys, Julie Morgan, Alyssa Breck, Lily-Ann Johnson, Natasza Waters, C.J. Pinard, Tamara Hoffa, Shelley Munro, S.E. Babin, Carly Carson, Xandra James, and Calinda B.

Genre: Military Contemporary Romance

Field Stripped Box Set

15 Steamy Military Romances from today’s New York Times and Amazon Bestselling authors. GET STRIPPED with stories filled with love, romance, and smokin’ hot alpha men sure to get your temperature rising.

Bestselling Author, Marissa Dobson Ace in the Hole: Ace in the Hole-Returning home from a deployment, Navy SEAL Ace Diamond finds the only woman he’s ever loved pregnant and living in his house. Gwyneth didn’t expect reuniting with the man who broke her heart. After all these years, will they give love a second chance?

New York Times Bestselling Author, Nicole Garcia Saving Private

Blue: Savannah has endured years of heartache ever since Billy broke up with her and joined the Army. Her only comfort is Travis, Billy’s brother. What happens when two brothers love the same woman? Can broken hearts be mended? Will true love prevail above all else?

Amazon Bestselling Author, Piper Presley Thorn of a Soldier: Young and newly married Marisa and Brody Clark will soon be separated when army soldier Brody gets deployed. Will Marisa remain Brody’s devoted military wife or will an ex-boyfriend convince her to untie the knot?

Ellie Keys Belinda’s Mission: Belinda Banneker (B.B.’s) world has been rocked in more ways than one and only one person can set it to rights. The only problem is no one knows where this man is, well no one, but B.B.

Bestselling Author, Julie Morgan Delta Force: Fighting in the war changed Logan Saunders. Facing the possibility of losing everything, he has to make a choice: In the line of fire, there is fight or flight. This is a fight Logan intends to win.

Award-Winning & Amazon Bestselling Author, Alyssa Breck Locked and Loaded: After society turned its back on him, ex-Army Ranger Hunter McKay finds a family in an outlaw motorcycle club. When Holly Farris’ research lands her in a seedy bar, the biker and the journalism student collide. Can an ambitious young reporter win the heart and trust of a jaded former soldier?

Amazon Bestselling Author, Lily-Ann Jonson Blondie’s

Hero: When Teufel Hundens Bar & Grill needs a new bartender will Retired Marine Jake Peterson be the hero that Blondie needs? Or will hidden truths and her ex’s anger have Blondie doubting not only Jake but their budding love as well?

Amazon Bestselling Author, Natasza Waters Committed to Chase: Combat took Jesse’s leg, but as a retired SEAL he has no regrets. He’s got a new mission. Her name’s Charlie and the chase is on.

C.J. Pinard Antihero: He’s dealing with a haunted past of crime and war. She’s trying to stay clean and walk a straight path. Is the chemistry storming between them enough to keep them together?

Bestselling Author, Tamara Hoffa Healing Love: A sniper’s bullet shattered Army Medic Sandra O’Donnell’s shoulder and her sunny outlook on life. Can fellow soldier, Zach Winters provide the Healing Love she needs to fight the nightmares and dare to care again?

Shelley Munro Innocent Next Door: Special Air Services soldier Nikolai Tarei owes his neighbor and friend a favor, but looking out for his twenty-two year old niece is stretching friendship too far. Summer is young but her sex appeal, sassiness and brazen disregard for safety have Nikolai scrambling to protect both her and his battered heart.

Award-Winning & Amazon Bestselling Author, S.E. Babin Flight Risk: Just when he thought he’d gotten rid of her, Lennox King shows up as a combat photographer embedded with his unit. Brooks is in the hot zone already, but her presence is guaranteed to make it a scorcher.

Carly Carson Taken by the SEAL: Navy SEAL Declan Moynihan has orders to clandestinely shut down a notorious slave brothel in a Middle East war zone. Laila Catami, his accidental captive, is the mysterious woman being brought in to run the brothel.

Xandra James SEALed with a Vegas Kiss: SEALed with a Vegas Kiss- I’m in Vegas to stop a wedding. I’ve been in love with Molly ever since I could remember but I’m no good for her, so I’ve stayed away…when I could. But now her brother—and my CO—has found out the groom-to-be is a dick, and I have no intention of ignoring a direct order to take him out of the picture. My mission is to stop the wedding at all costs, but success hinges on whether I can keep my hands

Amazon Bestselling, Calinda B Blurred Lines: A lonely young woman meets a Navy submariner on leave. His heart has been broken; hers has never awakened. Will their lust-filled communion make a difference?

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Giveaway – 11 Prizes

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#EllieKeys April Fools Blog Hop & Giveaway


I am part of an amazing Blog hop. Start here at this link: Ellie Key’s page

Be sure to stop in at this page for the grand prize : Alpha Book Club


Also books available for pre-order: 

Book One: 

The first amazing anthology that I have coming up is

the Honor Anthology.

The proceeds from this one go to the Honor the Sacrifice charity.
Here’s is the purchase link:
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He fisted the top of her jeans. His large hand was able to take entire top half of her jeans along with her thin scrap of panties. When he moved to yank them down, she grabbed hold to his wrist. His eyes were heated emb

Book Two: 

Have you been stripped lately?
This upcoming release will you ready for it with every steamy page.
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#EllieKeys 31 Days of Authors – Chelle Bliss & Giveaway



CBliss upcoming release

Chelle Bliss is one of those authors that I stumbled across because she was connected to another author. I’ve loved her works and her willingness to help other authors. I cannot wait to own all of her books. The covers look amazing. I’m a bit of a fan of tattooed guys on covers. Here is my interview with Chelle Bliss: 

EK– My message to all the authors: Thank you so very much for being willing to sign up to do this interview. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to get to know you, share your thoughts, and highlight your work.

EK:  What is your pen name?

    1. Is it different from the name on your birth certificate?
    2. How did you come up with your pen name?

Chelle Bliss: Chelle Bliss is a pen name. When I started writing, I was a teacher and needed to use a different name so students and parents wouldn’t find me. My parents always called me Chelle because my full name is Rachelle so it was an easy choice.

EK:  Does your work fit into one genre? If not, tell us about it. If so, do the same.

Chelle Bliss: My books fit into the romance/erotica genre. I love to read romance and couldn’t imagine writing anything else.

EK:   What is the title of your most recent or upcoming release?

Chelle Bliss: Honor Me is my next release. It’s part of the Men of Inked series.

EK:  What inspired this work?

Chelle Bliss: My readers. They’ve been asking for more books in the series. I never had plans to write another book in the series, but after many messages and comment, I caved.

EK:  What is your favorite thing about writing?

Chelle Bliss: The creativity and freedom that it gives me to create a new world. When I get messages from readers telling me how a book has made them feel it makes me the happiest. I think that’s the best thing about writing – making people happy.

EK: Now for the fun stuff …

EK:  What is your favorite snack while taking a much needed author break?

Chelle Bliss: Gummy Bears are a favorite snack.

EK: What is one of the craziest things you’ve done in your life?

Chelle Bliss: I plead the 5th. The statute of limitations haven’t expired. 😉

EK:  The house is on fire, what are you grabbing if your family is safe and sound?

Chelle Bliss: First my pets, 2 cats and a hamster, and then my computer.

EK:  What is your “go to” movie, book, or show?

Chelle Bliss: My ‘go to’ movie is PS I Love You. It gets me EVERY TIME. (<- I sooo love this movie!)

EK: Who is one of your favorite authors? Why?

Chelle Bliss: I have so many favorites – Kristen Ashley, Kitty Thomas, Cj Roberts, Cherise Sinclair, and Alice Clayton are always my go to authors when I want to get lost in a fictional world.

EK: Bonus => Have you ever read a book that had you questioning why you were having such a reaction to fictional characters? What book was it?

Chelle Bliss: I’ve had this feeling so many times I don’t even know where to start. Binding Arbitration by Elizabeth Marx had me crying like a baby for hours. That book did me in. It’s amazing!

EK: Please share your social media links:

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EK: Please share your purchase links:


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Kobo http://bit.ly/1dGjsMP

Google Play http://bit.ly/1SLtqve

Amzon AU  http://bit.ly/1MjduhJ

Amzn UKhttp://amzn.to/1OmfsB6

Audible http://bit.ly/21zLjT9

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Time for a giveaway


Follow this link: http://chellebliss.com/hmreveal/

**This is the giveaway from her page and the 24th is the final day to enter. 

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Thank you to Chelle Bliss for taking the time to answer these questions. You are appreciated. 

Come back tomorrow to read what responses author Ruth Cardello gives.


#EllieKeys 31 Days of Authors-Suza Kates & a GIVEAWAY

Suza Kates

Suza Kates … Suza FREAKING Kates! What can I say about her? She is one of the first bigger named authors that took a moment to respond to an email for this little known individual. It doesn’t matter how many times I contact her for swag (something I’ll be soon bugging her for more of) or just to say “hello” she responds. The woman is one of the first authors to gift me one of her books. The avid reader that I am nearly combusted when I held one of the books to her Savannah Coven series. When I was coming up with my list of authors that I wanted to interview and share my admiration of, her name was at the top of my list. To say the least, I so heart her. Without any further embellishments, I share my interview with a woman that is one of my favorite authors.

EKMy message to all of the authors: Thank you so very much for being willing to sign up to do this interview. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to get to know you, share your thoughts, and highlight your work.

EK:  What is your pen name? 

            Is it different from the name on your birth certificate? How did you come up with your pen name?

Suza Kates: I wrote my first book while I was in Germany, and one night I was talking to my cats, calling them sweet cats or süß (pronounced soos) katzen. I started playing with the sounds, and there you go!

EK:  Does your work fit into one genre? If not, tell us about it. If so, do the same.

Suza Kates: I primarily write paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Whether my characters have magic or powers or are just plain human, I always enjoy a bit of danger in the story.

EK:   What is the title of your most recent or upcoming release?

Suza Kates: My next release is titled “Chosen Blood” and is the second book in The Sisters’ Grimoire Trilogy.

EK:  What inspired this work?

Suza Kates: I enjoy writing about magic and strong female relationships, and I’ve always wanted to use a setting like that of the movie “Practical Magic”. However, the setting and use of sisters is about all that’s the same. I leaned toward a faerie theme and am loving the fantasy aspect!

EK:  What is your favorite thing about writing?

Suza Kates: Planning the next book. I’ve learned to only write the stories I’m most excited about, and that makes the plotting process a lot more fun! Release days are pretty awesome too. : )

EK: Now for the fun stuff …

EK:  What is your favorite snack while taking a much needed author break?

Suza Kates: Pizza bites

EK: What is one of the craziest things you’ve done in your life?

Suza Kates:  I once climbed outside a balcony on the 18th floor of a building to rescue my cat.

EK:  The house is on fire, what are you grabbing if your family is safe and sound?

Suza Kates: If cats are included in family, then I’ll grab my laptop and computer with current works in progress, my jewelry box, and an antique table.

EK:  What is your “go to” movie, book, or show?

Suza Kates: Lord of the Rings Trilogy

EK: Who is one of your favorite authors? Why?

Suza Kates: Nora Roberts. She just has a way of making you want to visit the places and hang out with the characters.

EK: Bonus => Have you ever read a book that had you questioning why you were having such a reaction to fictional characters? What book was it?

Suza Kates: Little Women. I was pretty young when I read it and was so sad when I finished it that I just turned to the beginning and started over. It’s still one of my favorite books and probably influenced my love of female bonds and friendships in fiction.

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Time for a giveaway

The lovely Suza Kates is offering three of my fortunate followers/readers an opportunity to win an ebook copy of one of her books. Winner’s choice. All you have to do is comment on the post your book of choice from her collection. 

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Just an FYI, I loved every book in this series. It was amazing. 



Thank you to Suza Kates for taking the time to answer these questions. You are appreciated. 

Come back tomorrow to read what responses author Jennifer Theriot gives.