Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Man about Town (Gentlemen, Inc., #4) by Thea Dawson

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Title: Man About Town
Series: Gentlemen, Inc.
Author: Thea Dawson
Genre: Contemporary Rom/Com
Release Date: November 13, 2019

𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩? 𝘼 𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚 𝙗𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙠𝙢𝙖𝙞𝙡 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙝𝙪𝙧𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙮𝙤𝙣𝙚.

How did a working-class girl who dreams of being a writer end up with a job at one of the exclusive banks on the west coast?
Dumb luck, that's how.
I’m pretty sure that any minute now, the Powers That Be will realize I don’t belong here. Before that happens, I need to figure out how to fit in—how to look the part, dress the part, and act the part.
Fortunately, there’s Marcus.
Hiring him to be my date for the office party was easy. 
Blackmailing him into helping me revamp my image is actually kind of fun.
But not falling for him?
That might be impossible.
In an ill-advised moment of rebellion, I turned my back on my old job and my family’s wealth. Now I’m in Los Angeles working four part-time jobs and contemplating my life choices.
I grew up mingling with the rich and mighty, so I’m not worried when Alex hires me to impress her snooty co-workers.
And I’m only a little worried when she blackmails me into being her makeover mentor.
But when I start to fall in love with her?

Hollingsworth’s mouth lowers onto mine in one smooth and completely unexpected moment. 
I’m so surprised—by him barging in, by hearing that Cassandra is somewhere in the store, and now by his kiss—that it takes me longer than it should for my mind to catch up to what’s going on.
And by that time, my body is way ahead of the game.
My mind observes that Hollingsworth’s lips are every bit as good as I remember, velvety, sensual, and firm, but my lips have already parted under their command, allowing his tongue to explore their edges before teasing its way inside my mouth. My mind tells me that the bunched-up dress I’m clutching to my chest might be the only thing between me and a big mistake, but my arms just want to get rid of it. My hands want to be empty so that they can explore those broad shoulders and bury themselves in his thick hair. My chest wants to be pressed up against his, with nothing between us. 
I wriggle, trying to shove the dress away. Not lifting his mouth from mine, Hollingsworth steps back just enough to take it from me, hanging it by one of its delicate straps on the same hook as the dress he just brought in. I have a moment of regret that I’m wearing a very practical white bra and a pair of ordinary black cotton panties, then all thoughts of my underwear are wiped away when he steps toward me again, pulling our bodies flush against each other, and ohhhhh … 
There’s a wall of muscle beneath that soft cotton t-shirt. I tug on the hem and run my hand underneath. Warm skin meets my fingers, smooth and practically vibrating under my touch, and my hand glides over abs and pecs and traps, each sculpted to perfection. I brush a nipple, and he shudders, sending a corresponding thrill through me, then my hand lands in the center of his chest. The wild pounding of his heart reverberates through my hand, through my arm, and into my own chest, becoming part of me.
Thea Dawson is a world traveler, vegetarian, salsa dancer, film fanatic, and lover of happy endings. In an alternate steampunk universe, she travels by dirigible and gets in sword fights with dashing villains.
In this one, she lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband/salsa partner, three antic children, and an agenda-driven cat. She writes at the intersection of smart, sweet and steamy; her goal with every book is to melt your heart and brighten your day.

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Defiance (Chicago Defiance MC, #7) by K.E. Osborn

Title: Defiance
Series: Chicago Defiance MC Series
Author: K E Osborn
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: November 13, 2019

You never know who you can trust.
My life—one constant battle, waged between chaos and carnage.
My club—finally on top of the Chicago streets.
Then as I begin to relax.
Disaster strikes.
My home is torn apart by madness. My very reason for existing could be taken from me—all from forces unknown.
Though we know someone’s lurking, another threat closer to home hides in the shadows waiting to take their aim.
This story isn’t full of love and closure – it’s deception, bloodshed, heartache, and lies.
They want a fight—we’ll give them a war.
Because we are Defiance!
From International Bestselling Author KE Osborn comes the penultimate book in the Chicago Defiance Series.

We step over to a park bench, each of us dropping down in a defeated manner. Trax slides in next to me as I place my scrubs on the bench next to me and lean forward resting my head in my hands.
Trax exhales slowly. “She loves you too much, you know.”
I glance up with a questioning expression. “What the hell does that mean?”
“Foxy. She loves you too much to let go. So, whatever you’re thinking, whatever dark place you’re going to, you don’t need to worry. She won’t leave you without a goddamn fight.”
My chest squeezes tight at the thought as I turn away from my brother. Blinking my eyes rapidly, I sniff back fighting so damn hard to keep myself together. “She’s everything to me.” 
Trax purses his lips. “Yeah, I know…” He sighs. “It’s just us here right now. Just two brothers. We can drop the code. We can drop the ranks. I’m Konnor, you’re my brother, Rylan. We’re simply two men shooting the breeze. You don’t have to be strong. This isn’t a typical MC situation. This crap, it’s stirring up old memories. I know what you’re thinking about. I know you’re comparing it. Just talk to me,” he pleads.
I’m the president of the Chicago Defiance MC. I’m supposed to be strong. Tough. Resilient. Show no fear in all situations. Yet, in this moment, I’m the most terrified I’ve ever been in my life. Trax can see right through me. 
I glance at him. 
My eyes blinking a little more. “It’s different,” I defend.
Trax sighs. “How?”
Australian author K E Osborn was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. With a background in graphic design and a flair for all things creative, she felt compelled to write the story brewing in her mind.

Writing gives her life purpose. It makes her feel, laugh, cry and get completely enveloped in the characters and their story lines. She feels completely at home when writing and wouldn’t consider doing anything else.