✍🏻 Oh, boy! Love a good rockstar romance? Then you want to stage dive into Lauren Rowe’s Falling Out of Hate with You TODAY! Savage and Laila’s hate to love will keep you turning the page. ✍🏻


FALLING OUT OF HATE WITH YOU (Hate-Love Duet #1) by Lauren Rowe

Release Date: April 15th

Falling Out of Hate with You, book 1 in the new enemies to lovers romance duet from Lauren Rowe is AVAILABLE NOW in ebook – FREE with Kindle Unlimited, Audiobook – narrated by Andi Arndt and Jacob Morgan, and Paperback!!!


Book 2, Falling into Love with You is releasing in just FOUR days on April 19th, pre-order now!

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Guitar and accessories on a stone background. Desk musician, headphones, microphone and more.



I’ve tried to like Adrian Savage, the mercurial frontman for Fugitive Summer, while serving as his band’s opening act on tour. We’re stuck together for three months, after all. And I’m well aware I’m lucky to be here.


But it’s proved impossible. He’s far too rude and dismissive a guy to get along with. And way too good at getting under my skin. In fact, at this point, I think it’s fair to say I downright hate his guts.


Global thirst trap that he is, though, I’m finding it extremely difficult not to want to jump Savage’s bones, despite how much he infuriates me. I hate myself for it. But my body is going rogue on me. It doesn’t matter, though. I’m determined to resist him.


In fact, what I’ve decided is that, as long as I’m here and stuck with him, I’m not only going to give Savage the sound tongue lashing nobody else around here has the balls to deliver, I’m going to bring that bad boy to his knees.

About the Author:

Lauren Rowe is the USA Today and international #1 best-selling author of the Reed

Rivers Trilogy, Smitten, The Morgan Brothers, The Club Trilogy, select Misadventures,


and more.


Lauren’s books are full of feels, humor, heat, and heart. Besides writing novels, Lauren

sings in a party/wedding band in her hometown of San Diego, is an audio book narrator,

and award-winning songwriter, which is why she’s able to bring original music to some

of her rockstar-themed books. She is thrilled to connect with readers all over the world.


Connect w/ Lauren:

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✍🏻 The Queen of Steamy, Forbidden Romance has a cover for you. Blame It on the Tequila is coming May 27th, and it’s gonna be a good one. You can preorder your copy of it TODAY! ✍🏻

 Fiona Cole has revealed the cover for Blame it on the Tequila!

Releasing: May 27, 2021

Photographer: Regina Wamba

Designer: Najla Qamber Designs

It started on a dance floor after too much tequila and ended with looking into the handsome face I never thought I’d see again. In-person, at least.

I saw his face all the time on magazine covers.

To the world, he’s Parker Callahan- famous rockstar.

To me, he was the boy I loved, the stepbrother who left me behind to follow his dreams.

After our tequila-fueled encounter, he wants me back but that’s not a road I’m ready to walk down again. He broke my heart once, and even five years later, I’m not sure I could handle another blow.

When a once-in-a-lifetime offer comes my way, even my broken heart isn’t enough for me to be able to turn it down. I agree to join the band’s tour and help Parker write his next album–but this time I’m not falling in love.

This time I’ll walk away.

If there is one thing life has taught me, it’s that love never goes to plan–especially when Parker is involved.

Pre-order your copy today!

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Meet Fiona

Fiona Cole is a military wife and a stay at home mom with degrees in biology and chemistry. As much as she loved science, she decided to postpone her career to stay at home with her two little girls, and immersed herself in the world of books until finally deciding to write her own.

Connect with Fiona

Website: www.authorfionacole.com

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✍🏻 It’s Cover Reveal Day for Avery Flynn. Flynn’s next rom-com, Mama’s Boy, is coming June 21st, and you can preorder it NOW. ✍🏻

 Avery Flynn has revealed the cover for 

Mama’s Boy, Last Man Standing Book 1!

Releasing June 21, 2021

He’s exactly who you want to take home.

Top three lies about mama’s boys:

1. That we don’t know what we want. That one is straight up BS. I know exactly what I want–to win this bet with my cousins by any means necessary even if it means finding the worst possible date in all of Harbor City and agreeing to whatever she asks in exchange for her pretending to fall for me.
2. That we are soft, little wimps. Yeah, you don’t get to be CEO of a multibillion dollar company by letting other people take advantage of you. So as soon as I realize my date Fiona Hartigan isn’t exactly who she appears to be, there’s nothing that will stop me from figuring out the truth–no matter how many dates it takes to unravel that mystery.
3. That we don’t know how to kiss. Oh yes we do. The only problem is that once I start kissing Fiona, I don’t want to stop and I have to because we’ve already agreed that all of this is temporary.

Now I’m the guy that every woman wants to bring home to mom–except for the woman I’m fake dating and falling in love with for real.

Pre-order your copy today! 

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Meet Avery

When Avery Flynn isn’t writing about alpha heroes and the women who tame them, she is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. She has three slightly wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband, and has a slight shoe addiction. Find out more about Avery on her website, follow her on Twitter, like her on her Facebook page, or friend her on her Facebook profile. Also, if you figure out how to send Oreos through the internet, she’ll be your best friend for life. Contact her at avery@averyflynn.com. She’d love to hear from you.

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✍🏻 Surprise Announcement! Laurelin Paige and Kayti McGee are coming at you with a new book baby, Dating Season✍🏻



Laurelin Paige AKA Daddy & Kayti McGee AKA Your Mom love each other very much, and they decided it was time to bring the glimmer in their eye to life…

with a new book baby!


Name: Dating Season

Length: 6 novellas

Weight: Light & Fluffy Romcom

Delivery Date: May 3, 2021, Bk 1: Spring Fling will enter the world.


We’re sooooo excited, so prepare for lots and lots of pictures!

(no presents, please, our little peanut is already rich in love. Just look at what all its new aunts had to say)


“A delicious, sexy, clever story with fun, modern twists that feels like a night out with your best friends as they share their hilarious dating tales!” – Lauren Blakely, #1NYT Bestselling Author


“The best Melanie Harlow book ever written by Laurelin and Kayti. Minus the dapper black beanie. There’s no such thing.” – Melanie Harlow, USA Today Bestselling author and noted fashion critic


“A fun, smart, and highly addictive romance read guaranteed to give you a smile.” – Kylie Scott, NYT bestselling author


“This is SuperFun! I can’t wait until the next installment. Chloe is hilarious, and I feel seen!” – Sarina Bowen, USA Today bestselling author


“Sexy and hilarious. Dating Season is an absolute delight!” – Claire Contreras, NYT bestselling author


“Dating Season is a hilarious hit of rom-com goodness. I laughed, I cringed and laughed some more over the hilarious dating antics. I can’t wait for more of Chloe’s adventures in dating!” – Helena Hunting, NYT bestselling author


“Five OMG fun, bantery stars for the can’t-miss romcom of the year! Buckle up for swoony slow-burn action, quirky side characters, and workout fiascos that will tickle you down to your toes.” ~Annika Martin, NYT bestselling author

“Short, sweet, and funny AF! Dating Season is everything you love about listening to your BFF’s dating drama, but better because you can actually laugh out loud without feeling like a jerk. A guilt-free guilty pleasure!” – BB Easton, USA Today bestselling author


“Delightful, sexy, spunky and fun, I can’t wait for more of Chloe’s dating adventures. Is it too early to say #TeamAustin?” – Tessa Bailey, NYT bestselling author


“Dating Season is a hilariously goofy, humorously insightful romp of a series from Laurelin Paige and Kayti McGee. As Chloe pines for her friend Austin but doesn’t have the courage to announce her feelings, she dates her way through bad match after bad match, love dangling under her nose as the slow burn builds. I love what McGee and Paige have done and can’t wait to read more! Infectious rom com fun!” – Julia Kent, NYT bestselling author


Series Blurb:

They say the best way to get over one man is to get under another one… and another. And another.

Chloe is on the wrong side of her quarter-life crisis. Dead-end job, lease ending, and single af. It’s made all the harder by knowing exactly who the perfect man for her is: her super hot, incredibly kind, and extremely taken friend Austin. What’s a girl to do but drown her troubles in pinot and let her bestie open her an account on a dating app?

If there are other perfect men out there, she’s determined to find them.

Her ensuing series of boyfriends spark several revelations for Chloe:

Never date a man with step-mommy issues.

Always ask about criminal records on the first date.

Swimsuits were never intended to be made from leather.

Maybe perfection is as overrated as her new app.


Release Date: May 3rd

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They say the best way to get over one man is to get under another one… and another. And another.

I’m on the wrong side of my quarter-life crisis. Dead-end job, lease ending, and single af. It’s made all the harder by knowing exactly who the perfect man for me is: my super hot, incredibly kind, and extremely taken friend Austin. What’s a girl to do but drown her troubles in pinot and let her bestie open her an account on a dating app?

If there are other men for me out there, I’m determined to find them. Spring is for new beginnings, and Finn’s abs are a perfect introduction to dating.

Unless, of course, perfection is as overrated as my new app.


Release Date:May 17th

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Release Date: May 31st

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About the Laurelin Paige:

With millions of books sold worldwide, Laurelin Paige is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author. She is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however.

When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Killing Eve or Letterkenny, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She’s also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn’t do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio.

She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.

Connect w/Laurelin:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurelinPaige/

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Website: http://www.laurelinpaige.com


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About Kayti McGee:

Livin’ deliciously in beautiful Kansas City Missouri, where everyone else loves the Royals as much as I do. I like wine and murder shows and mountains and art.

I’m represented by Rebecca Friedman at Friedman Literary because I am a lucky, lucky girl. Call her if you want me to do Iron Chef, otherwise just hit me up on FB at http://www.facebook.com/kaytimcgeeauthor, on Insta @KaytiMcGeeWrites, and stay sexy.

Connect w/ Kayti:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kayti.McGee.Author

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kaytimcgeewrites


✍🏻 Professor Romance’s 5 ⭐️ Review: Louise Bay’s Mr. Smithfield ✍🏻

Overall Grade: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

I should encourage you to read Louise Bay’s newest romance, Mr. Smithfield because its central message is one that seems relevant and necessary for our world today: that life is best lived when we accept that the good times in life are made better through our trials. 

You should read it because her hero, Gabriel’s message about wanting to correct the wrongs of his upbringing through a carefully constructed life that doesn’t quite match reality is a profound idea. 

You should also read it because her heroine, Autumn’s journey entails expecting the worst from life and being surprised when she finds the blessings of it. 

I should also say that Bay’s intricate weaving of the rain with the sunshine metaphor throughout her story manifests her overall message beautifully, reminding you that she is an expert storyteller who keenly attaches her story to your feelings. 

I should also recommend you read Mr. Smithfield because Bay writes some steamy romance in general, but add in an older, broody hero and a younger, insightful heroine together, and you’ll find some explosive chemistry as Gabriel and Autumn fight their attraction before falling prey to its hold. 

I should be telling you that you should read this book because the coven of male friends (coined by Beck’s wife, Stella) provides the backbone of Mr. Smithfield and its predecessors. As they jibe and joke with each other, they also provide each other with the seminal wisdom that allows them to fall deeply in love with their heroines. I adore Tristan, Joshua, Andrew, Beck, Gabriel, and Dex together. Through three books, I’ve loved the community of these men as they encourage and support each other through their work and romantic challenges. Bay also allows their group to be the levity of her stories.

But, honestly, beyond the romantic journey of Gabriel and Autumn, which is quite lovely, what I loved the most, what attached itself distinctly to me as I read Mr. Smithfield, is my craving for travel. It’s such a small portion of Autumn’s story, but this book makes me want to travel again. Having traveled to Europe for the first time two summers ago, on reading this book, I found myself back in London, back in Paris, back in Rome, and I missed it deeply. Feeling those feelings along with the developed attachment to Gabriel and Autumn’s story made this book of the three my favorite. That nostalgia coupled with the spirit of Bay’s hero and heroine reminds you why you can’t help but read her stories. 

Every time I think she can’t outdo herself, Louise Bay does it every time. Mr. Smithfield is another example of why you should have read her booklist, joined her Facebook group, and downloaded Mr. Smithfield today. Gabriel and Autumn’s journey is a special one because it’s a reminder that the trials of today will only make the sun shine brighter tomorrow. 

In love and romance,

Professor A

✍🏻 #teasertime from the Queen of Cute Teasers: Staci Hart’s Friends with Benedicts ✍🏻

Can we just take a moment to appreciate the cuteness that are these teasers for Staci Hart’s upcoming release, Friends With Benedicts?! I cannot WAIT to read this one! Pre-order your copy today.

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Timing is everything.

Presley Hale and Sebastian Vargas are no strangers to goodbye. Their high school summers were spent wrapped up in each other until she would inevitably go home to California. One season after college, Sebastian finally escaped the little Texas town to travel the world, and they said goodbye for what they thought might be the last time.

Sebastian went one way. Presley went the other.

For the first time in five years, they’re both in town, but the timing is no better than ever. So the only thing to do is what they do best. Keep it casual.

Friends with benefits.

They’ve done it before—doing it again will be easy.

But their hearts don’t get the memo.

When the lines of their arrangement blur, Presley and Sebastian are faced with decisions they’ve avoided for years. And that’s not even their biggest problem.

A small town in danger of failing.

A secret that could tear them apart.

And two hearts that can’t hide anymore.

They’ve shared so many summers, but none compare to what they’ll face.

Timing is everything.

And their time is almost up.

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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✍🏻 Who’s ready for another Brooklyn Bruisers story from Sarina Bowen? Bombshells is LIVE. It’s time for YOU to meet Anton Bayer. ✍🏻

Sarina Bowen’s next Brooklyn Bruisers story is LIVE. Bombshells is available now.

𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣’𝙨 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙜𝙪𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙚! 𝘼𝙣𝙙 𝘽𝙧𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙡𝙮𝙣 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙗𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝘼𝙣𝙩𝙤𝙣 𝘽𝙖𝙮𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙢…

This is my last chance to ditch my playboy reputation and finally fulfill my potential. So I’ve made three rules for our biggest season yet: no boozing, no women, and no scandals.

Especially that last thing.

So who do I befriend on the very first day back at the rink? An amazing female hockey player. I want Sylvie in a way that’s more than just friendly. I crave her. But I have a championship to win, and so does she.

Then she gets her heart broken by my teammate, and I make the foolish mistake of comforting her in the best way I know how. Our night together sets off a string of sins.

Nobody can know about our affair, especially my overprotective teammate. I can’t let anyone see into my greedy little heart. Not even her.

The things I want from her, and the things we’ve already done? If anyone knew, there’d be bombshells.

Download your copy here.

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Apple: https://geni.us/Apple-bombshells
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About Sarina Bowen:

Sarina Bowen is the award-winning author of more than thirty contemporary novels. She has hit the USA Today bestseller’s list sixteen times and counting. Formerly a derivatives trader on Wall Street, Sarina holds a BA in economics from Yale University.

Sarina is a New Englander whose Vermont ancestors cut timber and farmed the north country since the 1760s. Sarina is grateful for the invention of indoor plumbing and wi-fi during the intervening 250 years. She lives with her family on a few wooded acres in New Hampshire.

Sarina’s books are published in a dozen languages on four continents.

✍🏻Eeeppss! Louise Bay’s Mr. Smithfield is LIVE. If you love a broody, terse hero with a heart of gold and a heroine who bleeds light into his dark, then you will LOVE Gabriel and Autumn. ✍🏻

MR. SMITHFIELD by Louise Bay

Release Date: April 13th

Add to Goodreads:



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Wanted: American nanny for an adorable four-year old. Must be able to handle a moody, brooding, sexy British boss.

I’m a single father, a lawyer and some say the most serious man in London. I’m completely focused on raising my four-year-old daughter.

Since my wife walked out three years ago, the only woman who has ever caught my eye is the strictly off-limits sister-in-law of my best friend, Autumn Lumen.

But temptation is easy to resist because Autumn is only visiting London from Oregon.

Until she moves to London. The nanny quits. And she’s the only woman for the job.

Mr. Smithfield is a stand-alone romance.

About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read.

Ruined by bonk-busters and sexy mini-series of the eighties Louise loves all things sexy and romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.

Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!

Connect w/Louise:

Website: https://louisebay.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorlouisebay

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/louisesbay

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✍🏻 Ready for the next book of Lexi Ryan’s Orchid Valley series? Every Time I Fall is LIVE. ✍🏻

New York Times bestselling author Lexi Ryan brings you Every Time I Fall, a sexy standalone romance about a woman learning to love herself and the guy who’s loved her all along.

He’s my brother’s best friend.

The hot guy with the heart of gold I’ve never let myself want.

Guys like Dean don’t go for girls like me.

Curvy. Thick. A big girl. Whatever label you put on it, I know who I am and what it means. And that’s fine. I’m content to be Dean’s buddy and nothing more.

Or so I thought. When Dean finds out about my bedroom issues and decides to help me fix them, everything changes.
He swears there’s no such thing as “bad in bed” and pleasure is all about chemistry. I’m not convinced, but he intends to prove it. With his mouth. With his body. With his dirty texts and whispered promises.

I know from the first kiss that I’m going to fall hard. That this can’t last, and the end might break me. But, for these days with Dean, all the hurt might be worth it.

  Download today!

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Google Play: https://bit.ly/3lXlLQs

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/ETIFGoodreads

Meet Lexi

Lexi Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of emotional romance that sizzles and the 2018 winner of the Romance Writers of America® RITA®  award for Best Long Contemporary Romance. She considers herself the luckiest girl around to make a living through storytelling. She loves spending time with her kids, weightlifting, ice cream, swoony heroes, and vodka martinis.

Lexi lives in Indiana with her husband, two children, and a spoiled dog.

Connect with Lexi

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✍🏻 Professor Romance’s 4.5 ⭐️ Review: Amy Daws’s Replay ✍🏻

Overall Grade: 4.5 ⭐️

Can people change? Are we a sum total of our past experiences or can we be new creations? Amy Daws’s newest book, Replay, explores that idea through the journey of her characters, Santino and Tilly. If you read Daws’s Blindsided, then you know going into Replay that Santino and Tilly have a past, one that Tilly’s brother, Mac, has limited knowledge of. Therefore, before entering Replay, there is an understanding that we don’t know all of the details of their past. 

What we find are two characters, who five years prior, were living different lifestyles. Santino was avoiding relationships and Tilly was a “good time girl.” Until she wasn’t. It is there where the details are vague for the first third of the story. It is now five years later, and Tilly has left her family home and returned to London to help her pregnant sister-in-law’s pet line come to life. One night, she attends a gala with her brother, and she encounters Santino. From their meeting, it’s clear that their attraction is the same as it was years prior. As the story progresses, Santino and Tilly must learn to forgive themselves for past choices, decide if they can accept the new versions of themselves, and determine if they have a future. 

At its core, Replay is about control, the want for both Santino and Tilly to control their lives in ways that actually cause them to live restrictive rather than abundant lives. As Daws carefully takes us through their journey, you need to almost sing “Let It Go” as you watch them fight to accept love and forgo controlling feelings to a detriment. This is also what causes the tension of this story. Tilly, trying to control her actions because in the past they lead to devastating consequences, doesn’t allow her to become vulnerable with Santino. Likewise, Santino has to trust Tilly with his past so as to draw them closer together. As these two tango their way through their romantic journey, you experience incredible, $exy highs and emotional lows, and Daws’s story feels delectable in its design. 

Add to this the return of the Harris family and a bit of a bomb at Replay’s end. For anyone who has read Daws’s Harris Brothers Series, I think you’ll laugh out loud at their additions to this story. While Santino and Tilly work through the chaos of their burgeoning relationship, the Harris Family adds an outer ring of chaos that acts as a humorous buffer to Santino and Tilly’s fraught moments. 

Add to THAT…some serious steam. And let me just say. I’ve decided that any time an author wants to include a hero or heroine (but, for me, more specifically a hero) who can croon Italian to his heroine, just directly add that selection to my Kindle Library, please. Santino exudes that masculine, alpha, Italiano hero vibe throughout the story, and it counters nicely with Tilly’s insecurities. Honestly, when we find out Santino’s secret, it almost seems uncharacteristic of him to feel shame over it given Daws’s decided masculine drawing of him. However, it also lends itself to creating more sensitivity in his characterization. 

To be clear, I inhaled Amy Daws’s Replay. I had been waiting expectantly for this story because I love second chance romances, and Santino and Tilly needed a happy ending. Thankfully, Amy Daws created a story that leaves you their perfect happy ending. 

In love and romance,

Professor A