Sunday, July 31, 2016

Me and Mr. I.T. (Kupid's Cove book 2) by Katie Mettner



Me and Mr. I.T., book 2 in the Kupid's Cove series by Katie Mettner, is now available on Amazon! If you are part of Kindle Unlimited you can read it for free, or get Me and Mr. I.T. for .99 for a limited time!  You can also get the first book in the series, Calling Kupid, for .99! Read on for an excerpt of Me and Mr. I.T. and to sign up for the giveaway! 















The display in front of me was overwhelmingly technical and I felt hives breaking out on my arms. Mr. I.T. was browsing through the technical aspects of each computer as he went down the line of laptops spread out like a buffet at Costco. I didn’t say anything, following behind him afraid to interrupt his concentration. I kept my hands clasped tightly in front of me, every so often glancing to the right or left looking for a way out of this situation.

The car ride here had been…wonderful? Relaxing? Comfortable? I was trying hard not to let myself use those words, but the truth was hard to ignore. He’s comfortable to be around, because he doesn’t put on airs. He doesn’t look down on me for not knowing the difference between processors and gigabytes anymore than I look down on him for not knowing the difference between short and long-term market forecasts.

“See anything you like?” he asked, tearing me from dissecting the car ride and back into reality. I reacted more than I should have at his voice, jumping as though someone had zapped me.

“Maybe I should ask you that question,” I answered, scolding myself for using a flirtatious voice instead of a professional one.

“Oh, trust me I see a lot of things I like, and I’m not just talking about computers, but that’s what we’re here for, so I’m going to stick to those. I don’t see anything that will fit your needs exactly, so we’ll have to run with option two and buy one tonight to hold you over until we can order one in.”

I frowned, clutching my purse to my side. “Now I feel bad. You had to come out tonight and still do more work to deal with it tomorrow, not to mention how much this is going to cost Gideon.”

He chuckled, crossing his arms over his chest. “It’s my job, honey bunches. As for Gideon, he’s not going to care. Buying two laptops to replace one is a drop in the bucket to his operations, considering he depends on you and your department to bring the guests to the resorts. Now, turn that frown upside down little lady, we’re almost done here.”

Honey bunches and little lady. Great, so he clearly remembers the drunken woman he helped home a few months ago. He probably remembered the drunken woman who threw herself at him for no reason, too. Considering the woman was drunk, horny, and clingy, he probably remembers better than the woman does.

“Aloha, can I help you two find anything?” a Costco employee asked, stopping near the computer displays.

Mr. I.T. pointed at the computer he was interested in. “Aloha, from what I can see we’ll have to take this one. It’s not ideal, but the only thing you have that will fit her needs.”

I checked the employee’s nametag and it read, Aka. “I’m a marketing director and sadly, my old computer wasn’t able to keep up, Aka.”

“Especially after she dropped it,” Mr. I.T. added and I groaned.

“All that did was put it out of its agony considering how it locked up nonstop. The little hourglass would spin forever.”

Aka’s head was going back and forth between us and he chuckled, “You guys are too cute."










Katie Mettner writes inspirational and romantic suspense from a little house in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. She's the author of the four part epic family saga, The Sugar Series, Sugar's Song being runner up for sweet romance in the eFestival of Words contest. Her other romance series, The Northern Lights Series, The Snowberry Holiday Series, Kupid's Cove Series, and The Magnificent Series are all set in the Midwest. If you love romance and romantic suspense, her books are for you!

Katie lives with her soulmate, whom she met online at Thanksgiving and


married in April. Together they share their lives with their three children and two
leopard geckos. After suffering an especially bad spill on the bunny hill in 1989, Katie became an amputee in 2011, giving her the much needed time to pen her first novel, Sugar's Dance. With the release of Sugar's story, Katie discovered the unfilled need for disabled heroes and heroines! Her stories are about empowering people with special circumstances to find the one person who will love them because of their abilities, not their inabilities. Katie has a slight addiction to Twitter and blogging, with a lessening aversion to Pinterest now that she quit trying to make the things she pinned.



Find The Author:



Me and Mr. I.T. Amazon US

Calling Kupid on Amazon US

Follow Katie Mettner on Amazon US

Follow Katie Mettner on Amazon UK

Visit Katie Mettner’s blog The View From The OtherSide

Follow Katie on Twitter

Come chat with Katie on Facebook

Are you a Pinner? Pin with Katie at Sugarsballroom


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Monday, July 18, 2016

White Sheets & Rosy Cheeks by Katie Mettner Blog Tour







Blurb: 



Dr. Salvador Brennan left the earth a lonely and regretful man. Given a chance to right his wrongs, he returns to Bearsfield, Wisconsin, to manipulate two broken hearts into the greatest love story of all time, from beyond the grave.

The first step is convincing his nephew, Eli Sheets, to leave his life in Michigan and move to a tiny town in Wisconsin. Having put the plan in motion before he died, he bequeathed his rundown house to Eli, with the hope that time had healed his wounds. Eli and his three-year-old daughter, Molly, arrive on a late spring afternoon, and Uncle Sal wonders if Eli sees the peeling paint and sagging porch as a way to put the past behind him. When Eli meets his next-door neighbor, Diana Forrester, does he catch a glimpse of his future?

Initiate Operation Molly.

‘Ghostie’ befriends Molly, and together they teach Eli and Diana that the yellow brick road is paved with acceptance and forgiveness. Waiting at the end of the road is a love that will heal their broken hearts, and bring them together, forever.







White Sheets & Rosy Cheeks Book Trailer




  5+ spooktacular Stars 
When I started this one I didn't know what to think really. It was an author I had never read before but had heard good things about so I thought "why not?" I was looking for something different and this was beyond enjoyable. This was the start of a wonderful journey in to the mind of Katie Mettner. I fell in love with her writing and her characters and had to know if all of her books were like this or if it was just this one. 
With this one story she had me wanting to read every one of her books. This was a sweet story about a single father who inherited a house in a small town. I fell in love with Eli right from the start. I mean who wouldn't love a single dad who will do anything for his little girl. He was sweet, handsome, and very sexy. Molly sure was cute and melted your heart with her best friend (who no one could see) named Ghostie. With Diana there to help Eli & Molly settle in the story just takes off.  Diana was a sweet lady who had a rough life and thanks to her ex didn't trust easy. So much I want to say but just can't because it will spoil the story for you. If you like sweet romance, small towns, characters that make you laugh, love, and want to be a better person, then this is for you. The whole story was sweet but it had just enough thrill to keep you pulled in and wanting to know what was going to happen next. It had me laughing, crying, and wanting to pack up and move into the pages of the book to be a part of this special life. Plus you were trying to find the answers that Eli was looking for right along with him.
If you have read Katie Mettner books before then you know that she brings attention to characters who are special. They touch your heart with their personality and there is always that character who has a special challenge and that is what really pulled me in to her writing. If you haven't read any of her books your TBR list will grow a lot. I know mine did. This is the book that got me hooked on Katie Mettner and since I read this I have enjoyed several others of hers. 

About The Author

Katie Mettner writes inspirational and romantic suspense from a little house in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. She's the author of the four part epic family saga, The Sugar Series, The Northern Lights Series, the Snowberry Holiday Series, Kupid’s Cove Series and The Magnificent Series. All of her books are written against the beautiful backdrop of the Midwest and are a mix of new adult romance, romance, and romantic suspense.



Katie lives with her soulmate, whom she met online at Thanksgiving and married in April. Together they share their lives with their three children and two leopard geckos. After suffering an especially bad spill on the bunny hill in 1989, Katie became an amputee in 2011, giving her the much needed time to pen her first novel, Sugar's Dance. With the release of Sugar's story, Katie discovered the unfilled need for disabled heroes and heroines! Her stories are about empowering people with special circumstances to find the one person who will love them because of their abilities, not their inabilities. Katie has a slight addiction to Twitter and blogging, with a lessening aversion to Pinterest now that she quit trying to make the things she pinned.

Find Katie:



White Sheets & Rosy Cheeks on Amazon US
White Sheets & Rosy Cheeks on Amazon UK

Follow Katie
Mettner on
Amazon US
Follow Katie
Mettner on
Amazon UK
Visit Katie
Mettner’s blog
The View From The Other
Side


Follow Katie on Twitter

Come chat with Katie on Facebook

Are you a Pinner? Pin with Katie at Sugarsballroom





Thursday, July 14, 2016

Filthy English by Ilsa Madden-Mills Book tour




A smokin’ hot British player…
A jilted girl…
One night of mistaken identity…

★★ NOW LIVE★★

*A modern love story inspired by Romeo and Juliet*



Two weeks before her wedding, Remi Montague’s fiancĂ© drops her faster than a drunken sorority girl in stilettos. Armed with her best friend and a bottle of tequila, she hops a plane to London to drown her sorrows before fall semester begins at Whitman University.

She didn't plan on attending a masquerade party.

She sure didn’t plan on waking up next to the British bad boy who broke her heart three years ago—the devastatingly handsome and naked Dax Blay. Furthermore, she has no clue how they acquired matching tattoos.

Once back at Whitman together, they endeavor to pretend they never had their night of unbridled passion in London.

But that’s damn hard to do when you live in the same house…

One night. Two damaged hearts. The passion of a lifetime.



  5 smashing stars 
This is a wonderful story with heartbreak moments, super sexy times, and fun sweet times. It starts off with Remi heartbroken and in England on her honeymoon without her husband. Just before her wedding he dumped her and since she couldn't get her money back her and her best friend take off to help her forget about her ex. So Remi & Lulu (btw I love Lulu) roam over England and Lulu is so much fun that she knows Remi just needs a guy to make her forget all about her ex. That is where it gets interesting!

Dax is a super sexy "Sex Lord" who everyone knows is a huge player and only want to party and have sex. BUT in this you see (or read) a whole other side of him. He is spending his summer helping his cousin (Spider from BA makes an appearance) and trying to figure out his life before he graduates. My heart actually hurt for him and just made me fall in love with him a little more.

Over all the story was fantastic and the emotions poured from the pages making you happy and sad and even a little worried as the characters went through all their emotions as the story played out. I couldn't get enough of Remi and Dax. I was yelling at them both to stop being stubborn and to get their heads out of their...well you know. It is one of those books you just don't want to put down and when it is over you are wishing you could just jump in the book and be part of their world to know what will happen.




Excerpt

Without much thought except for comfort, instinctively I pressed myself against him, fitting into his arms as easy as breathing. He leaned against the brick wall of the neighboring building and wrapped me up, sensing my need to be grounded.
I don’t know how long we stood like that—maybe a minute, maybe five—but soon our breaths were in sync; the rise and fall of his chest in perfect accord with mine.
One of his hands traced down my spine and then up. He outlined my shoulder blades with his fingertips. His hands drifted to my hips then caressed back up to my hair, massaging my scalp.
But what had started as an innocent hug changed.
Fire licked my skin everywhere he touched. Of their own accord, my hands slid down to his waist and teased the line where his jeans rested on his hips. I went further, my fingers toying with the V at his hip until I felt him harden against me.
Lips brushed the top of my hair. “Remi . . . look at me,” he said, his voice raspy.
If you look up, you’re going to kiss him . . .
I tilted my head up and his mouth fused with mine in an instant.
Insistent. Wild. Hot. Yes! This is what I needed.
I groaned, and my hands rushed to his shoulders and dug in.
He was wrong—terribly wrong—for me, but it felt so right.
I felt wonderfully alive, revved up, as if I could crush a car with my bare hands, or push Dax against the wall and fuck him senseless. I recognized the feeling for what it was—an I almost-died-and-now-I-want-to-experience-life feeling.
“Wait,” he breathed as I ran my hand under his shirt. “It’s adrenaline. You’ve been through a trauma. You don’t really want this—”
“Shhh.” I lifted his shirt and kissed his chest, my tongue flicking over his nipple. “You taste like every good thing I’ve ever wanted.”
His taut restraint snapped, and he swayed into me. “God, I can’t tell you no.”

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A scarred fighter.
A girl with rules.
One night of unbridled passion.

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About the Author

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She's addicted to all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding heroes in books. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Instagram, Ian Somerhalder (seriously hot), astronomy (she's a Gemini), Sephora make-up, and tattoos.

She has a degree in English and a Master's in Education.

When she's not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets, paints old furniture, and eats her weight in sushi.



You can stalk her on her website as well as get signed books: http://www.ilsamaddenmills.com



Twitter: https://twitter.com/ilsamaddenmills


Ilsa Madden-Mills’ other books:

VERY BAD THINGS

VERY WICKED BEGINNINGS
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1K5NvX8

VERY WICKED THINGS
VERY TWISTED THINGS

GIVEAWAY
Signed Paperback of Dirty & Filthy English
$50 Amazon Gift Card (One Winner)



Tuesday, July 12, 2016

No Pants Required Release Tour!

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No Pants Required by Kim Karr
Release Date: July 11th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Hang Le

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I, Makayla Alexander, am on a mission to reinvent myself. So when a super hot guy boards the plane and flashes his rock hard abs, I pay attention. When he sits next to me and offers me his nuts, I can’t resist. But when I choke on them and he tells me I need to work on my gag reflex, I realize I might be in over my head.

Before I know it we’re in the lavatory and attempting to join the Mile High Club. Let me just say this...anyone who tells you it’s easy to get it on at 37,000 feet isn’t telling you the truth. After the flight attendant busts us for getting frisky in the air, the only thing that can ease my total and complete mortification is the simple fact that I am never going to see him again.

Hours later, I can’t help but wonder if fate will ever allow me to become a new version of myself.

Because Fate, she’s a fickle bitch.

Case in point...my seatmate is my new next-door neighbor.

Even with the whole fate thing we have going on, we are so not meant to be together. He’s all cool and sexy in that make love not war kind of way. Guys like him are dangerous. With that bring-you-to-your-knees body, that handsome-as-hell face, and that dirty, dirty mouth, I guarantee one glance from him wets every girl's bikini bottoms.

And then there’s me…the quirky girl looking to find herself in California. All I want to do is learn to let loose. Say words like peace and groovy. Bury my toes in the sand. Who knows, maybe even have sex on the beach.

Unable to get him out of my head, I entertain the thought of being more than just friends. I know the idea is absurd. And yet, I go with it. You see Camden Waters gets me. Really gets me. Like no other guy has before.

On this 7-mile stretch of paradise, I decide to keep things simple and just have fun...that is until fate decides to screw with me, again.

Can two people hell-bent on finding themselves realize the search should have ended the day they met? Find out in No Pants Required—a sexy, funny, romantic stand-alone, that will have you hurrying to grab your bathing suit and rushing to the beach to check out every lifeguard on duty.

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  3.5 stars  
3.5 stars
Well the title is really what got my attention! haha! I had to see what it was about just because of that & then the bright colors on the cover just SCREAMED READ ME! It was a pretty good summer read.

Now Makayla Alexander is the lead female and I admit at times she really got on my nerves. She was a little bratty and I wanted to just slap her BUT then other times I loved her and wanted to be her BFF. After reading the whole story I think I understand why the author wrote her that way and that it was done on purpose. If not, well that's ok. Then there is the male lead, Camden Waters aka Cam. He is a sexy, fun, beach bum type. Well, at least for now he is. The way they meet is hysterical. So why didn't it get 4 or 5 stars. Well although it was funny in parts and had a good story there were just some parts that I got bored with and found myself wondering if I could just skim over them. There wasn't many but enough places that I did have to put it down and come back to it. Another thing that bothered me was "the list" I won't say much about that (don't want to spoil it) but it bugged me let's just leave it at that. 

Overall the book was good. I liked it and am glad I read it. Will I read it again? Most likely no. It didn't have enough to get me to want to go back and reread it again. It also didn't leave me wanting more of a story from the characters but you know when a story is so good even when it is over you still want more and you want to just live in there world? I didn't get that connection with this one. 

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kim karr bio

Reader * Writer * Coffeelover * Romantic

Kim is a daydreamer. So much so that if daydreaming could be a hobby it would be her favorite. It's how her stories are born and how they take root. An imagination that runs wild is something to be thankful for, and she is very thankful. :)

She grew up in New York and now lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. She's always had a love for reading books and writing. Being an English major in college, she wanted to teach at the college level but that was not to be. She went on to receive an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise her family. Kim currently works part-time with her husband and with the rest of her time embraces one of her biggest passions--writing.

Kim wears a lot of hats! Writer, book-lover, wife, soccer-mom, taxi driver, and the all around go-to person of her family. However, she always finds time to read.

She likes to believe in soul mates, kindred spirits, true friends, and Happily-Ever-Afters. She loves to drink champagne, listen to music, and hopes to always stay young at heart.

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Kim Karr is giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card in celebration of No Pants Required’s release!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Happy Release Day Ilsa Madden-Mills!!!









A smokin’ hot British player…
A jilted girl…
One night of mistaken identity…

★★ PURCHASE Filthy English Today!★★

*A modern love story inspired by Romeo and Juliet*


Blurb

Two weeks before her wedding, Remi Montague’s fiancĂ© drops her faster than a drunken sorority girl in stilettos. Armed with her best friend and a bottle of tequila, she hops a plane to London to drown her sorrows before fall semester begins at Whitman University.

She didn't plan on attending a masquerade party.

She sure didn’t plan on waking up next to the British bad boy who broke her heart three years ago—the devastatingly handsome and naked Dax Blay. Furthermore, she has no clue how they acquired matching tattoos.

Once back at Whitman together, they endeavor to pretend they never had their night of unbridled passion in London.

But that’s damn hard to do when you live in the same house…

One night. Two damaged hearts. The passion of a lifetime.




English Series
Dirty English (English #1)
 NOW ONLY $0.99

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She's addicted to all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding heroes in books. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Instagram, Ian Somerhalder (seriously hot), astronomy (she's a Gemini), Sephora make-up, and tattoos.

She has a degree in English and a Master's in Education.

When she's not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets, paints old furniture, and eats her weight in sushi.


SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

You can stalk her on her website as well as get signed books: http://www.ilsamaddenmills.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorilsamaddenmills?pnref=lhc

IG: https://instagram.com/ilsamaddenmills/

Twitter: @ilsamaddenmills


Ilsa Madden-Mills’ other books:

VERY BAD THINGS

VERY WICKED BEGINNINGS
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1K5NvX8

VERY WICKED THINGS
VERY TWISTED THINGS