Tuesday, 12 May 2015

IT'S TIME TO BE PLAYING DIRTY!!




Title: Playing Dirty
Series: Monkey Business Trio #1
Author: C. L. Parker
Publisher: Bantam
Release Date: May 12, 2015


Synopsis


Cassidy Whalen is as determined as they come. An Irish girl from a small fishing village, she worked hard to pursue her love of American sports and land her dream job as a sports agent with a major agency in LA. Unlike her colleague, Shaw Matthews, who believes you should work smarter, not harder. Although it's assumed Shaw comes from money, he doesn't. What he did inherit was a genetic gift of charisma, and he used it to his advantage, establishing connections at an early age that helped him climb the corporate ladder. He's arrogant and used to getting his way with women, but he's met his match with Cassidy, who's out to prove that anything he can do, she can do better.

When a partnership position with Striker Sports Entertainment is up for grabs, Cassidy and Shaw are in a head-to-head competition to snag the most sought-after athlete in the country. Let the games begin! Playing their sexual strengths against the other's weaknesses leads to an affair that takes the competition . . . to their offices, the co-ed bathroom, the boardroom, the supply closet, the elevator, and anywhere else they're given the opportunity. But before long, they're left wanting much more than to one-up each other in just the boardroom; they want to out-do each other in love, too.





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C. L. Parker is a romance author who writes stories that sizzle. She’s a small-town girl with big-city dreams and enough tenacity to see them come to fruition. Having been the outgoing sort all her life—which translates to “she just wouldn’t shut the hell up”—it’s no wonder Parker eventually turned to writing as a way to let her voice, and those of the people living inside her head, be heard. She loves hard, laughs until it hurts, and lives like there’s no tomorrow. In her world, everything truly does happen for a reason.

C.L. Parker is also having a release day party on May 12 from 9am to 9pm EDT.
Here is the link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/972751062775906

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TRY THIS BALANCING ACT

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BALANCING ACT

(The Santa Monica Trilogy, #3)
Contemporary Romance
Mature content, 18+. Heat level: 4 (out of 5)
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When Angie goes head to head against her old nemesis Zach, “backroom negotiation” takes on a whole new meaning. As lawyers on opposite sides of a case, they’ve got plenty to argue about. She’s an environmentalist. He’s in-house counsel for a land developer.
But handling difficult clients, interfering family and friends, as well as courtroom battles proves easier than facing a growing mutual attraction that threatens to spin out of control. While Angie wants to believe there’s more to life than legal briefs, she’s been burned before. Can she learn to trust Zach, or will complications of his playboy past derail any chance of a happily-ever-after?

(Please note: Though this is the third book in the Santa Monica Trilogy, it can be read as a stand-alone novel.)

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“Heard your dad’s company is getting sued.”

Zach dove for the ball, slamming his shoulder against the floor. “What?”

Mike gave him a hand up. “It was on the CNS dinger this morning. You didn’t know?”

Zach scowled. As in-house counsel for Stewart & Landry LLC, it was his job to know. That’s why he regularly monitored the Courthouse News Service, and kept tabs by phone and email. It figured this would happen the one day he headed out the door without checking.

He swiped an arm across his sweaty forehead and readjusted his grip on the racquet. “Your serve.”

Another minute passed in silence, punctuated by grunts and the slap of the ball against polyurethaned hardwood and tempered glass.

“So who’s the plaintiff?” Zach asked when the volley ended.

Mike shrugged. “Some woman claiming CEQA violations.”

No surprise there. The California Environmental Quality Act was the bane of every developer’s existence, and a cash cow for any shady real estate lawyer who could find a tree-hugger willing to take up the cause.

“Damn leeches,” he muttered.

“What’s that?”

“You’d think people would be grateful that we’re infusing life into a sluggish economy.” He struck the ball with such force that it rebounded off the back wall and would have hit Mike if he hadn’t jumped out of the way.

“If not for us redeveloping the area, they’d have nothing but urban blight on their hands. Some of those buildings are barely standing, with so many code violations they should have been razed decades ago.”

“Hey, don’t kill the messenger. If you want to be angry, take it out on the plaintiff’s attorney.”

“And who’s that?”

“Judge MacDowell’s daughter. Alice? Anna? Something with an A.”

Zach drew up short. “Angie?”

“Angela. That’s it. Pretty hot commodity in real estate law, from what I hear.”

“Yeah.” Zach forced his attention back to the game.

“Pretty hot in all respects, come to think of it.” Mike grinned. “The ass on that babe…”

Zach gritted his teeth. “Grow up, would you?”

“Oh, please. Like you haven’t thought the same thing?”

“Not about her.”

“What, are you blind?”

“No. But her sister’s a friend of the family.”

Mike blinked. “Then what’s she doing suing you?”

“I don’t know. But I’m sure as hell going to find out.”

~
The raised voices outside her office gave Angie a few seconds’ warning before the door burst open and a glowering Zachary Stewart stormed in.

“What is this crap?” He flung a large manila envelope on her desk.

“Hello, Zach.” She got up slowly. “I see the process server found you.”

“What the hell are you trying to pull here?”

Angie took her time responding. It wasn’t every day that six feet of ripped, fire-breathing male invaded her office. Her gaze slid down the broad shoulders and lean waist. Oh, my. The things he did for a navy pinstriped suit and oxford shirt should be illegal.

By the time she’d worked her way back up to meet his gaze, she could almost feel the anger rolling off of him in waves.

“You seem a little hot under the collar, Zach. Would you like an ice water to help you cool down?”

His blue eyes narrowed. “Knowing you, that water would likely get spilled ‘accidentally on purpose’ down my suit. No thanks.”

“You overestimate my aggressive tendencies.”

“I don’t think so. I still remember how you negotiated your sister’s settlement. You could teach a Doberman a thing or two about aggression.”
She folded her arms across her chest. “Roger and your dad started S&L together. It was only fair that Roger’s widow get compensated for his share of the company. And in case you forgot, there was no buyout agreement in place when he died. I wouldn’t have had to push so hard if there had been.”

“A buyout agreement wouldn’t have covered all the legal problems Roger caused,” Zach retorted. “In case you forgot, he was dabbling in suspect investments on the side.”

Angie bit her lip. Zach didn’t even know the half of it. Luckily, Eva had managed to emerge—with Angie’s help—from the legal and financial nightmare following her husband’s death. She’d had to sell her house and scramble for a job, but in the end, everything had worked out for the best.

Zach’s voice interrupted her thoughts.

“In any case, that’s over and done with. But this—” he leaned forward and jabbed a finger at the paperwork he’d tossed on her desk “—is ridiculous, and you know it. S&L has jumped through all the regulatory hoops mandated by state and local government. Your client had plenty of time and opportunity to voice her concerns. The Environment Impact Review was released for public comment over a year ago. And in that time, the city council, planning commission, and rent control board have held dozens of hearings. Everyone’s objections were duly noted and addressed.”

“You’ve got to be kidding me. The objections were swept aside and ignored. A de minimis change in your developmental agreement that doesn’t trigger further review of traffic and environmental impacts makes a mockery of the whole process. The city council basically rubber stamped whatever plans you put in front of it, with complete disregard for the residents’ concerns.”

“Everything S&L did was by the book,” Zach said.

“Maybe in your view, but my client sees it differently. And at this point, the only way to get the city council to sit up and take notice and hopefully redress her grievances is exactly this.” She nodded toward the manila envelope between them. “And while the courts re-examine everything, the injunction we’re requesting will at least prevent you from demolishing my client’s home.”

He scowled. “This is extortion, plain and simple. S&L made a more than generous offer for relocation payments to the residents. Your client was the only one who refused to sign.”

“She had good reason.”

Zach took a deep breath. “Look, let’s cut to the chase here. What will it take for this to go away?”

“If you’re asking me that, you obviously haven’t read our complaint carefully enough. It’s all spelled out in black and white.”

“I read it,” he said. “And it’s complete bullshit.”

Angie shook her head. “For shame, counselor. Is that the kind of language they teach you at Harvard Law?”

A muscle ticked in his jaw. “Angie…”

“You know the drill, Zach. Thirty days to file your answer.” She ushered him toward the door. “I’ll see you in court.



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Title: A Taylor-Made Love 
  Author: Kary Rader 
  Genre: New Adult Romance

When fate spares your life, your destiny is always love
Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00071]Twenty-year-old widow and cancer survivor Taylor Smith-Taylor is running her late husband’s billion-dollar gaming business because she’s made a vow to keep TME—and Gavin’s memory—alive. But she’s falling hard for her sexy attorney Brad Richards, and it’s not just their professional connection that has her tied in knots. When Taylor’s new idea takes off, she relies on Brad to help. Using company funds to back the innovative project, they begin a tumultuous affair and a multi-million dollar negotiation that could dominate the market or put the company in jeopardy. As the corporate dealings escalate, their volatile relationship leaves their priorities more tangled than their bed sheets, and a fatal accounting error divides them, putting the company on the brink of bankruptcy. Brad pushes Taylor to embrace her idea, and him, by selling TME—a decision that, for her, goes deeper than money. When she refuses, it seems easier for both to walk away, and only a perspective from the grave can help her realize her future comes down to one choice: the love she’ll lose or the love she’ll make.

  Praise for A Taylor-Made Life WINNER of the 2014 RomCon Reader’s Choice Award FINALIST in the 2015 EPIC (Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition) eBook Awards Seven years ago while I was pregnant with my youngest child, my husband was diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma cancer. He went through surgery, chemo and was pronounced cancer-free two weeks before my son Brady was born. I never dealt with those emotions I experienced while he was sick. There wasn’t time. But three years ago when a friend’s daughter was diagnosed with cancer, all of them came flooding back. As a result, I wrote A Taylor-Made Life. A Taylor-Made Life became an Amazon Bestseller and I’ve received letters from all over the world (e.g.UK, France, Uganda) saying how the story has touched hearts. It has a 4.21 Goodreads average with over 400 ratings and recently won the 2014 RomCon Reader’s Choice Award. The story is a finalist in the 2015 Electroinc Publishing Industy Coalition’s (EPIC) eBook Award. ATML also won several RWA chapter contests. It continues to touch people with its special message. “A Taylor-Made Life is one of the best books I’ve read this year and it’s not one I’ll soon forget… Taylor and Gavin stole my heart and my breath, and I wasn’t ready to let them go.” – Nikki Barrett, Storm Goddess Book Reviews “Beautifully written, and I would dare anyone not to cry….. Gavin and Taylor have such depth and emotion, it’s hard not to fall in love with them. These two characters will remain in my memory forever.” – Melissa Limoges, Insert Clever Quip Here Book Reviews “6 Stars, 2 full boxes of Kleenex…Beautiful!” – a.c. Mason, bestselling author “Kary Rader is a wonderful new voice in New Adult fiction. Taylor-Made is a must-read.”– Jill Limber, author and editor, Boroughs Publishing Group

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Kary Rader is a part-time Twitter sage, stay-at-home mother of three, and slave to the characters and worlds inside her head. Always creative, she’s drawn to stories with fantastical worlds and creatures. With a little bit of magic and divine guidance, there isn’t anything that can’t be accomplished with words. It’s the power of words that creates and destroys. Vanquishing evil and injustice while finding eternal love in the process is all in a day’s work. With the help of her critique partners and master cartographer imaginary places come to life.

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THE BLUE ROOM: VOL 8
Author: Kailin Gow
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
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Now in the final book of The Blue Room Series, comes the explosive ending with a twist that leaves you wondering what can happen next.

Staci Atussi will finally get her answer to what happened to her missing friend who worked at the most exclusive club in Los Angeles as one of the Blue Girls at The Blue Room, a place started by billionaire Clarence Blue and ran by his sons famous rocker Danny Blue of the Never Knights and notorious womanizer Terrence Blue. The series where nothing is as it seems at the Blue Room where twists comes after every turn, comes to an end that would leave anyone with a chill in this must read finale. 

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Author: KAILIN GOW
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense

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Kailin Romance are the scorching hot romance-themed books for age 18 and up by bestselling, award-winning author of YA, Fantasy, and Suspense Kailin Gow. 

Kailin Gow has been an author since 2001 in multiple genres starting out in Middle Grade, Fantasy, Action Adventure, then YA, New Adult, and Erotica. With over 200 books published and over 40 active series, translated into multiple languages, she is a bestselling international author, speaker, radio and tv personality, producer, and filmmaker. 

Many of her book series have been picked up to be developed into video games, films, and television series. Her middle grade book series and YA books are being developed into comic books. http://www.imdb.me/kailingow 

Of her books under Kailin Romance, SESSIONS has been optioned as a tv series, the Loving Summer Series is under development as a film, and Rock Hard Love Hard is being developed as a rock musical play for Las Vegas.

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Genre: Paranormal Romance
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