Cover Reveal for Helena Hunting’s New Book & An Exclusive Excerpt

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My personal note: This cover is beautiful, but it also makes me laugh. I can’t remember the last time I saw someone walking around in a white t-shirt and jeans. But I can remember all of the posed family portraits I’ve seen of families in matching white t-shirts and jeans.

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT

I’m startled out of my thoughts when my brother jumps up and shouts a bunch of profane nonsense, hands flailing like he’s trying to swim on land, or approximate the chicken dance while on an LSD trip.

“You can’t do this! It’s absolute bullshit!” Armstrong yells.

I look around the table, trying to piece together what I missed.

“I’m sorry, Armstrong. I know this is a shock, but we feel it’s in the company’s best interest to put Lincoln at the helm during this transitional stage,” G-mom says firmly.

At the helm? I look to G-mom who’s busy not looking at me.

Armstrong jabs at finger at himself. “But I’m the one who’s put in all the time here! I deserve to run the company! Lincoln doesn’t know the first thing about Moorehead. All he knows how to do is dig wells and forage for food in the wilderness. How are those valuable assets here?” He turns his attention to our mother. “Did you know about this? How can you let this happen? Look at him. How can that be the face of our company? He looks like he crawled out of a gutter and mugged a twenty-year-old college kid on a bender. How is this better for our bottom line?”

My mother clasps her hands in front of her. “I’m sorry, Armstrong, but this decision wasn’t mine to make. I know this is hard for you, but your grandmother and fath—”

Armstrong stomps his foot, exactly as a toddler would. “The company is mine! Lincoln can’t have it!”

I raise a hand, half to quiet my brother and also to find out what the freaking deal is. “Whoa, let’s back this bus up.  Can someone explain what’s going on?”

“You’ve been appointed as the CEO of Moorehead Media, according to the will,” Christophe—no R, because that would make it far too pedestrian a name—my father’s lawyer says.

I’m working on trying to remain calm as I address my grandmother. “You didn’t say anything about me being CEO. You said you needed my help.”

“Running the company, yes,” she says through a practiced, stiff smile.

It’s her warning face, but seriously, when she said she needed my help for a few months I figured it meant I’d be keeping Armstrong in line while she sorted out who was going to take over the company, which I realize now was a stupid assumption.

“I didn’t think that meant CEO. How am I going to run a company with this dickhead on staff?” I motion to my brother.

“The name calling is unnecessary,” G-mom replies.

“Lincoln’s not even part of this family! He hasn’t attended one event in the past five years except for Dad’s funeral. He didn’t bother coming to my wedding and now he’s going to run the company? How is that fair?”

I snort. “Your wedding was an expensive joke.”

He crosses his arms over his chest. “I was set up. Amalie had cold feet and made me out to look like the bad guy.”

The woman beside him shoots him disgusted look.

Armstrong clears his throat and tugs at his collar. “My wedding is not the real issue. The point is that you’ve never involved yourself in any part of this family and now you think you can come in and take over. I will not stand by and let this happen!” He keeps jabbing his finger at me, as if he’s engaged in a finger sword fight.

I lean back in my chair and lace my fingers behind my neck. Armstrong has always been reactive. And self-absorbed. For a while it seemed like he finally had it together—back when he was engaged. But ever since that fiasco of a wedding he seems to have come completely unglued. Again. But worse this time. “Someone needs a timeout.”

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Helena Hunting

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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Burbon Bliss by Claire Kingsley out Today!

Bourbon Bliss by Claire Kingsley with Lucy Score

Release Date: January 4, 2019

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Synopsis:

“I didn’t reply. I couldn’t. Seeing this man’s naked private parts had not rendered me speechless but watching him lick ice cream off his finger had.” – June Tucker June Tucker doesn’t understand people. Numbers, data, and statistics? Those make sense. People? Not so much. In a town of Friday night fighters and moonshine-swilling line dancers, she’s the odd duck. And that suits her just fine. But her sister and friends are pairing off, and the change is unsettling. George “GT” Thompson was at the top of his game—one of the best receivers in football. But a career-ending injury sidelined him for good. Now he’s hoping to find relief in the healing waters of this tiny West Virginia town. And maybe an idea of what life has in store for him next. He doesn’t expect the no-nonsense girl at the hot spring, telling him he’s not supposed to be there. And pointing out his sizeable… equipment. George is fascinated by June, with her head full of statistics and blunt honesty. He appreciates her in a way most others don’t. And when the local missing persons case takes a shocking turn, he’s by Scooby-June’s side as she digs for the truth. He was her fantasy receiver. Now he’s her real-life boyfriend. But as their relationship heats up, June worries she’s not capable of the kind of intimacy he needs. He’s convinced his campaign to get her out of her own head—to stop thinking and feel—will work. But his own crisis could drive them further apart.

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Claire Kingsley writes smart, sexy romances with sassy and often quirky heroines, swoony heroes who love their women hard, panty-melting sexytimes, romantic happily ever afters, and ALL the big feels.

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New contemporary romance book by Ginger Scott

The Hail Mary
Waiting Series Book 3
Adult Contemporary Romance, Coming of Age Trilogy

Sixteen years is a long time. In a marriage, it’s a milestone. On the
gridiron, it’s a miracle. Reed Johnson wants more time for everything,
but time is funny that way.

It can be cruel.

With a body that can’t quite take the hits it used to and a heart tired
of being torn in two different directions, Reed is faced with a reality
he’s not quite ready for—life without the game. He became a man under
Friday night game lights and in college stadium tunnels, and without the
grit and the glory that’s earned ten yards at a time, he’s afraid of
what kind of man he’ll be.

But there’s more than a game at stake now.

Reed’s wife, Nolan, is afraid too. She’s seen what can happen when the
love of her life pushes himself too hard, and she can’t escape the
nightmares she relives after almost losing her entire world to one
single play on the field.

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clock is ticking down. Time…it does that. One way or another, they’re
going to have to make a choice.

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This is win or lose.

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school sweethearts Reed Johnson and Nolan Lennox through football, life,
love and everything messy that goes along with it. The series begins
with Waiting on the Sidelines and Going Long.)

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A Must Read Series by Sarina Bowen

True North Series by Sarina Bowen

Contemporary Romance

 

Bittersweet

Steadfast

Keepsake

Bountiful

Speakeasy

Fireworks

(books are listed in order)

 

Overall Rating: 4.5 (sXe)

Quick & Dirty summary: This series of books is about two families in Vermont who are intertwined. Each novel is a standalone with a HEA. Fireworks is the most recent book in the series, releasing on November 13, 2018. I’ve read the entire series and so the rating above is for all 6 books in the series.

I started reading the series when I received the first book for free from a newsletter. Then I found them at my local library and read as many as I could. I think I read each book in a day, because I couldn’t put them down! Each of the books touches on a sensitive topic. Stereotypes, addiction, sexual identity, religion, the list goes on and on. These are not simple, superficial romance books! They are the kind of books that rip your heart out in the best possible way.

Keepsake

My favorite book of the series so far is Keepsake. The characters are just so beautiful and vulnerable. I cried! Oh, how I cried when I read this book! Note: This book deals with a lot of heavy issues, so if there are certain topics that trigger you, please read the synopsis closely. All the books have deep issues, so please be careful!

Fireworks

I enjoyed Fireworks a lot too. It has this element of suspense that I really like. I enjoy mysteries and suspense, so this was a nice nod to those genres. It’s not a true mystery, so don’t come back here and be mad at me or anything. Benito is amazing as a hero. I mean, I can’t really ask for more from a hero. He’s strong, confident, and 100% interested in Skye. She is his whole world, and that always makes me swoon. Oh, and just in case you were wondering, this one made me cry too.

Is it worth buying? ($3.99 on average on Kindle)

Yes, buy them if you can afford them. If you can’t, borrow them from the library, or a friend, or something. This is a stellar series that I will absolutely keep reading! The first book is currently free, so snap that one up!

Something else you might enjoy:

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