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Double Cover Reveal for Nana Malone’s Royals Undercover series! @NanaMalone @nanamalonewriter @givemebooksblog

Title: Cheeky Royal
Series: Royals Undercover #1
Author: Nana Malone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Amy Daws
Release Date: April 2, 2018




All they want is everything they can’t have.
Yes, yes, I’ve heard the rumors. The prince is royal, and cocky and has a—well never mind about all that. The problem is, he’s also my job. When the King called on me to retrieve the wayward prince, I was ready to walk away. Then I caught my boyfriend cheating—and suddenly leaving never felt like a better idea.
I never wanted the throne. When I left behind my gilded cage of a palace, it all sounded so simple: find my long-lost brother & make him the prince so I don’t have to rule the kingdom like my father expects. Then I meet my new neighbor, and quickly realize I’ve found the queen of my heart—and bed.
Just one problem, I can’t let her find out who I really am.



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Title: Cheeky King
Series: Royals Undercover #2
Author: Nana Malone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Amy Daws
Release Date: April 30, 2018




What good is a King without his Queen?Sebastian…

I never wanted the crown, but now it’s mine. Instead of my freedom–instead of her. But even though she’s not mine to keep, I can’t seem to stay away.


The moment he became king, I knew we were over. Now I’ve returned home some kind of conquering hero. If only they all knew that we’d both lost our hearts. If only I could stay out of the royal bed.

What good is being cocky if you can’t get what you want?



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Author Bio

USA Today Bestselling Author, NANA MALONE’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.

The books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble best seller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.

Until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find Nana working hard on additional books for her series as well as other fun, sassy romances for characters that won’t leave her alone. And if she’s not working or hiding in the closet reading, she’s acting out scenes for her husband, daughter and puppy in sunny San Diego.

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#Review of Betting on Cinderella (a Cinderella romance) by Petie McCarty w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @petiemccarty @authorpetie

Betting on Cinderella

by Petie McCarty


GENRE:   Contemporary Romance



Garrett Tucker inherits his grandfather’s casino empire and steps into the reclusive billionaire’s shoes as the “Prince of Vegas.” His first act is to buy and renovate a bankrupt casino in Biloxi. When he discovers embezzling in his new operation, Garrett goes in undercover. His number one suspect is the new finance supervisor.

Andi Ryan moves to Biloxi to care for her godmother and takes a job as finance supervisor for the renovated Bayou Princess casino. She discovers someone is skimming from the till and starts her own investigation, worried she will be blamed for the theft when the new owner discovers her godmother has a costly gambling addiction.

Garrett’s rival Vegas competitor has sent a spy in to ruin the Bayou Princess, and Garrett and Andi are forced to work together to prove her innocence and discover the identity of their casino spy.


Excerpt Two:

“I want to make love to you.”

Andi stilled.

Garrett mentally kicked himself. He had gone and scared her.

Too much. Too soon.

But he couldn’t make himself move. He could lie here forever with Andi in his arms.

She wriggled from his grasp to sit up. “Um . . .”


She looked too uncertain.

Not good.

He was okay with, “Not now, but maybe later.”

“I can’t,” she whispered.

Good thing he was sitting down. The jangle of fear that hit him could have knocked his knees out from under him.

“Can’t or won’t?” he forced out. No maybes on this one.


What the hell? Can’t and won’t?

All his uncertainties flooded back. Flora had said Andi and Peters were just friends. Was that friends with benefits? And what about that damn Drakos pawing her last week? No, he wouldn’t let those doubts crowd them here on the couch.

“Too soon?” he tried.

“Partly.” She looked away, and his heart sank amongst the growing heap of doubts.

“There’s someone else,” he said flatly, working to keep his expression blank and the hurt at bay.

She met his gaze square on then, no doubt trying to muscle her courage. “There’s something I should tell you.”


“I’m—” She exhaled hard. “—no good at it.”

What? Is that all?

He fought back a grin of pure joy. “I’ll give you lessons.” He pulled her back for another kiss.

She shoved at his chest. “No. I don’t think I should.”

She flinched at his expression, and he worked to smooth his scowl.

“Go ahead. Spit it out.” Even he didn’t like his tone. “You’re sleeping with someone else, right?”

He should have done his homework before he went off half-cocked with all the flowers and balloons, trying to woo her.

“No, and I should slap you for that, suggesting I’m loose enough to go out with you while sleeping with someone else.”

“Then what the hell is it?” he shouted, forgetting all about Flora at the back of the house.

“I’ve never done it before!” she shouted back.

“What? Slapped someone?”

“No, you jerk. Slept with someone.”

Did you know that Cinderella is my favorite Disney Princess?  I know, I’m old and I still believe in Prince Charming, too?  I waited 38 years for my Prince Charming.  I’d marry him all over again, too.  I think I’ve seen every retelling or something similar to Cinderella in books, movies, television shows and in my own mind.  What could have been a typical contemporary re-telling of Cinderella, Ms. McCarty puts a spin on the classic tale.

First, it is set in Mississippi within a casino and BOTH the hero and heroine are Cinderella.  I know you read that right.  Both of them.  For me, it made for a better story.  Why?  Because what could have been the same story told by so many other authors, once again, Ms. McCarty decides to add suspense, espionage, attempted murder, arson, a huge dose of romance with characters that you love from the very first page.  Oh yes, the cute meet is at a wedding but the fireworks don’t really start until they see each other again at the casino.  I will admit that I don’t “get” casinos.  I’m not a gambler but my husband is so that aspect of the story was just there for me.  I was more interested in Garrett and Andi as individuals and eventually a couple.  I found their romance, sweet, at times sexy and humorous.

Andi was a bit weak in the beginning for me but watching her bloom and get her backbone was refreshing.  The above scene brought many a smile to my face because I just felt like it wasn’t like she didn’t want to but to admit that to Garrett took a lot of gumption for her.  Plus, Garrett’s reaction is priceless.  These two in my book were born soulmates but it took a while for them to get together.  Between his grandfather’s will, her stepmother and stepsister (of yes, they are here) at times I worried.  And I never worry in a book.

I will say that I didn’t read the first book in the series but I never felt like I was missing anything.  The pacing is steady and quick.  The characters are well drawn out and the romance is sweet.  The casino part got really interesting in the end but again, I wasn’t reading the book for that.  😉  Overall, I really enjoyed the book and I look forward to reading more of Ms. McCarty’s work.  In fact, I have a historical romance of hers to read in the coming weeks.  Can.not.wait!


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Petie spent a large part of her career working at Walt Disney World — “The Most Magical Place on Earth” — where she enjoyed working in the land of fairy tales by day and creating her own romantic fairy tales by night, including her new series, The Cinderella Romances. She eventually said good-bye to her “day” job to write her stories full-time. These days Petie spends her time writing sequels to her regency time-travel series, Lords in Time, and her cozy-mystery-with-elements-of-romantic-suspense series, the Mystery Angel Romances.

Petie shares her home on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee with her horticulturist husband, a spoiled-rotten English Springer spaniel addicted to pimento-stuffed green olives, and a noisy Nanday conure named Sassy who made a cameo appearance in Angel to the Rescue

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Petie McCarty will be awarding 3 eBook copies of Book 1 of the Cinderella Romances series: Cinderella Busted to 3 randomly drawn winners via rafflecopter during the tour.

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New Release, Reviews, Spotlight, Teaser Excerpts

Re-Release of Noble Pursuit, formely My Sweetest Sasha (New American Royals #2) by Eva Charles! @evacharles37


The next installment of The New American Royals is here!
Noble Pursuit by Eva Charles is LIVE on all your favorite platforms.

We are IN LOVE with the gorgeous cover!!!


***scroll down for my original review.  It was one of my top 10 from 2017.***


Cover Design: Sarah Hansen @ OkayCreations.

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Such a beautiful day to do some interesting things


Cole Harrington is a gifted trauma surgeon with a cocky smile and a whole lot of swagger. Breaking hospital rules is his specialty. But after he smashes the thermostat in the operating room to smithereens, he’s assigned an executive coach to monitor his out-of-control behavior.

Alexa Petersen is a nice girl from Minnesota who’s been tasked with shadowing the naughty trauma surgeon and writing a report to end his promising career. While she might prefer pretty lace panties, Alexa’s not afraid to slip on a pair of steel-toed boots when Cole needs to be knocked down a notch or two.

Hospital drama and small-town woes, the truth obscured by secrets and lies, where nothing is as it appears—not even Cole and Alexa.

This is book 2 of The New American Royals. It was previously published as My Sweetest Sasha.

My Sweetest Sasha (Cole & Alexa)

Cole (Sophie’s cousin) is in even bigger manwhore than Max.  Yes, trust me,  Read the book.  He is a piece of work.  One thing that he isn’t, a trauma surgeon that should be let go from the hospital.  Dedicated, treats patients and staff with dignity; just can’t keep in his pants.  He cracked me up in the beginning but then my heart would break for him a little at time when dealing with the emptiness.

Alexa, oh my.  She had to be the strongest woman or the dumbest (He He) to be able to bring Cole to his knees.  And yes, strongest.  She never thought that she was strong but watching her grow as a character in the book is a joy.  It’s refreshing to read when a character finds the strength within themselves and gives some of that strength to the person they love.  She did that for Cole and at that point, Cole is toast.

Theirs is a love story that is slow building.  Oh yes, the sex doesn’t happen until about 65-70% into the book but it is not needed.  Their romance is friendship based and Cole needed to learn that before the sex could happen.  Alexa needed to learn that Cole was true to his word and his love for her.

Overall, watching Cole fall was a gift that Ms. Charles gave me.  He didn’t have to grovel, make promises that he couldn’t keep but just keep doing the right things and behaving like a grown-up.

Strong tension between them is very visible

Also in The New American Royals Series:

Sheltered Heart
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About Eva

Eva Charles is the author of the multi-titled Meadows Shore Series that chronicles the lives and loves of the Clayton-Harrington family. She invites you to visit their beloved Meadows Shore nestled in the charming seaside town of Fair Harbor, where you will enjoy love, laughter, loyalty, and an abundance of mouth-watering food, Portuguese style.

After being a confirmed city-girl for more than thirty-five years, Eva moved to beautiful Western Massachusetts in 2014. There, she found herself living in the woods with no job, no friends (unless you count the turkeys, deer, and coyotes roaming the backyard), and no children underfoot, wondering what on earth she’d been thinking. But as it turned out, it was the perfect setting to take all those yarns spinning in her head and weave them into a romantic tale.

When she’s not writing, trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons, or playing with the two cutest dogs you’ve ever seen, Eva’s creating chapters in her own love story.

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