Smitten by the Brit, by Melonie Johnson – A Sexy, Romantic New Release!

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Are You Ready to Get Smitten by a Sexy Brit?

Title: Smitten by the Brit

Author: Melonie Johnson

Series:  Sometimes in Love, #2 (May be read as a Standalone)

Release Date: May 28,2019

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Description

English professor Bonnie Blythe expects her life to play out like her favorite novels, especially now that her long-term boyfriend has finally proposed. So when a shocking discovery leads Bonnie to end her engagement, she decides to close the book on love. But the plot thickens when a brand-new character enters the scene—and quickens Bonnie’s heart.

With his brilliant blue eyes, sexy accent, and irresistible charm, Theo Wharton is like a romantic hero straight out of a Jane Austen novel. When fate places Bonnie in England for a summer—conveniently close to Theo—she realizes a hot friends-with-benefits fling is exactly what she needs to start a fresh chapter. Just as Bonnie begins to believe she’s falling in love, an eye-opening revelation into Theo’s life makes Bonnie feel like she’s wandered into one of her favorite books. Will Bonnie have the courage to risk her heart and turn the page with the dashing Brit to find her true happy ending after all?

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Check Out the Sometimes in Love Series

Book 1: Getting Hot with the Scot

Coming Soon: Book 3 – Once Upon a Bad Boy

(Available June 25th)

My Review of Smitten by the Brit

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved everything about this story. Theo, the hero, is both noble and vulnerable, an English Duke caught between the American woman he loves and the family legacy he is obligated to protect. The heroine, Bonnie, is vulnerable in a different way, reeling from a broken relationship, fearful of commitment, but falling fast and hard for the man barely knows, but can’t resist. Ultimately, they face an agonizing choice. Their happy-ever-after seems just beyond reach, but the rising tension – and undeniable chemistry – results in a sweet, sexy (!!), passionate, often emotional and ultimately epic romance.
We first met Theo and Cassie in Getting Hot with the Scot, the first book in the Sometimes in Love series by Melonie Johnson. Their attraction was immediate, their chemistry undeniable, but Bonnie was engaged at the time, presumably destined to marry her first and only love, Gabe.

Until she wasn’t.

When Theo arrives in Chicago on business, little does he know that Bonnie is–very suddenly–free and very possibly open to a fresh start. But once thrown together again, their spark becomes a flame, and a future together becomes a real possibility.

Or is it?

This book — their story — has it all. Bonnie is smart, funny, passionate, independent, and determined. Theo is charming, thoughtful, intelligent, committed, drop-dead sexy. Their journey is an emotional roller coaster full of highs and lows, twists and turns, happiness and heartbreak, doubts and fears. The climax is devastating (I cried, and I rarely cry over books anymore), but the resolution is positively glorious.

I will most definitely read Smitten by the Brit again (and again!) because it completely consumed me and left me wanting more of two characters I’m sure I’ll never forget. A word of caution though: although it holds up as a standalone novel, to experience Theo and Bonnie’s relationship from the very beginning — and avoid spoilers for the first book, Getting Hot with the Scot — read the series in order. Then relax with a cup of tea or a glass of wine, put out the Do Not Disturb sign, and enjoy this sweet, romantic treasure.

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About Melonie Johnson

Photo of author Melonie JohnsonAward-winning author Melonie Johnson–aka #thewritinglush–is a two-time RWA Golden Heart® finalist who loves dark coffee, cheap wine, and expensive beer. And margaritas. And mimosas. And mules. Basically any cocktail that starts with the letter m. She met her future husband in that most romantic of places–the mall–when they were teenagers working in stores across the hall from each other. Today, they live happily ever after in the magical land midway between Chicago and Milwaukee with their two redhead daughters, a dog that’s more like a small horse, and a pair of hermit crabs. After earning her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago, Melonie taught high school English and Theatre in the northern Chicago suburbs for several years. Now she writes smart and funny contemporary romance and moonlights as an audiobook narrator under the pseudonym, Evelyn Eibhlin. Watch for her contemporary romance debut, THE SOMETIMES IN LOVE series, coming summer 2019 from St. Martin’s Press. Melonie is represented by Pamela Harty of the Knight Agency.

A Star Wars junkie and Shakespeare groupie who quotes both Yoda and the Bard with equal aplomb, you can visit her at meloniejohnson.com and find her on Twitter and Instagram at @MelonieJohnson.

Meet Me Under the Stars: A New Adult Romance by KD Proctor

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MEET ME UNDER THE STARS

Author: KD Proctor
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: July 18, 2017
Publisher: BookFish Books (www.bookfishbooks.com)
Cover Designer: Anita B. Carroll, Race-Point US (www.race-point.com)

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The Story… 

When ratings for her popular DIY show start to circle the drain after the sudden death of her sister, Charlotte “Charlie” Conti has only one mission—to plan a comeback. But her sister had other plans. As part of the will, Charlie must work with him  to create a memorial scholarship in her sister’s memory. The same him  Charlie fell in love with three years ago while working at a summer camp.

The same him she dumped to protect his heart.

Sexy British player, Nate Walsh, has sixty days to find a new job or he’ll be deported back to England where he’s no longer welcome. He doesn’t have time to work on a memorial scholarship with her. The same her  who shattered his heart without explanation or warning.

The same her  he’s never gotten over.

Unable to agree on a benefactor for the scholarship, Nate and Charlie challenge each other to a winner-takes-all competition. They both know the only way to win is to turn up the heat and tease one another with the one thing they both want: each other. But as sparks fly, their true feelings resurface. Nate and Charlie must decide if their love is worth the effort or if they’ll allow their disastrous past mistakes to destroy their chance at forever.

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Meet KD Proctor…

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KD Proctor loved college so much that when it came time to graduate, she didn’t want to leave.  Trading in her textbooks for student handbooks and policy manuals, she began a career in College Student Personnel and she fulfilled her wish to stay on a college campus forever.  She always joked that one day she’d write a book about college students, never expecting that to come true!

KD lives in West Central, Minnesota with her husband and fur-kids.  She likes to write fun twists on the usual tropes that we all love. Her characters are smart, funny, and always swoony.  And yes. They always get their happily ever after.

Before being accepted for publication, MEET ME UNDER THE STARS (formerly titled IF YOU’RE EVER IN TOWN) was the 2016 YARWA winner for the New Adult category.

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New Release & Author Spotlight: Fail to Fight, a Debut Novella by Maci Dillon

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Today, I’m thrilled to spotlight debut author Maci Dillon and her new novella, Fail to Fight. You might know Maci from her alter ego; she’s active on social media as the founder of  Love, Lust & Erotic Pleasures (LLEP), a book blog that also promotes and sponsors book tours.

Her new erotic romance will introduce you to Maci’s vivid, scorching hot imagination; then read on for a guest post and a few fun facts about this promising new indie author!

DEBUT RELEASE

Fail to Fight (Lessons in Love #1)

Maci Dillon

Cover Design by RBA Designs

32k Erotic Romance Novella

 

Front Cover, Fail to Fight, by Maci Dillon

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An emotional story of unrequited love…

CHLOE

Now, I ask you not to condemn the man I loved without knowing all the details. What he did was inexcusable and unforgettable, yes, but I wanted to forgive.

What I struggled with was why he left me scared and broken, without a fight.

With no goodbye,  no closure.

And without closure, there was no moving on.

WILL

Visions of her would haunt my dreams for all eternity. That night destroyed my world and changed my life forever.

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Excerpt

Will grabbed my hand and led me toward a semi-hidden corridor at the secluded end of the establishment. “I can’t wait until tonight,” he told me as I followed willingly.

He slammed my back against the wall and covered my body with his much larger frame when we reached a point hidden from wandering eyes. “The sound of your soon-to-be name makes my cock so fucking hard for you, Chloe,” he growls. Possessing my mouth unapologetically, he devours my whimpers and with precision slips his hand beneath my dress to pull my panties to the side.

Panting with need and already oblivious to anyone who might walk past and spot us, I happily spread my legs to allow him to work his magic. I would never deny him. I couldn’t. He owned me; mind, body and soul. And he knew it.

Two fingers deep inside my soaking pussy, I grind myself against his hand. The heat of his kisses trail down my neck, across my collarbone and make their way to the tops of my breasts, driving me wild. His erection was hard against my midsection as he seduced me, almost to my knees. The harder he pumped his fingers, the louder I moaned until he took my mouth again and fucked me senseless with his tongue.

In less than a minute I came completely undone around him, pulling at the short lengths of his dark hair, sucking at his tongue as I rode out my orgasm over his fingers. This man could take me anywhere, and the result was always the same. I couldn’t get enough of him.

Swaying in my moment of ecstasy I started to unbuckle his belt to release the button on his jeans. I could feel how badly he needed a release too.

“Fuck, little one. You’re so goddamn beautiful,” Will whispered into the cusp of my neck.

The pocket of his shirt started to vibrate, he ignored it or didn’t notice as I took out his cock and began to stroke it. When it started again only seconds after it ended, I grabbed the phone and handed it to him. I slowly began to slide down the wall until I was crouched before him. Will watched with raw hunger in his eyes as I came to rest my ass on my heels to avoid marking my bare knees on the concrete floor.

I teased the tip of his cock with my tongue, his groan making my core wetter. “Answer it, Will.” The phone still buzzed in his hand. He groaned with displeasure and flicked open the phone. “Jamie, what’s up?” he breathed heavily into the phone as I took him deep into my mouth.

I could vaguely hear Jamie laughing on the other end. “You, I’m guessing. Can’t you leave that poor woman alone for thirty minutes, man? Get your ass here, it’s your turn to buy drinks, and we’re thirsty fuckers.”

Will grunted, slammed the phone shut and clutched my head while he guided himself in and out of my mouth with perfect, even strokes.

It was no secret, our sexual appetite for each other. Even if we’d wanted to, we couldn’t hide it. We were in love.

Will was my drug.

His moans grew louder, and his hold on my head tighter. He was close. I could taste the pre-come when I flicked my tongue seductively in and out of the small opening at the tip. I pumped my fist up his length as I toyed with the head of his cock, licking, sucking and finally taking him all the way to the back of my throat.

A deep growl rose from his chest and he began to drive his cock into my mouth at a fast pace.  I loved giving head, it was the only time he allowed me complete control.

“That’s it, baby, yes,” Will panted. “I’m gonna blow.” I sucked harder and moaned around his cock until he emptied his load into me. Licking my lips, I looked at him from beneath hooded eyes.

“So, I heard you’re buying,” I teased.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Maci Dillon is a self-confessed lover of chocolate, wine and mummy porn. A mother of three sporty children, Maci fits in writing between her family and full-time  Marketing & PA business. Maci is a daydreamer who loves writing short, erotic scenes and loves reading M/M, ménage and sports romance. A true minx at heart, in her spare time you’ll often find her by the beach with a cocktail in hand.

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Fun Facts & a Guest Post by Maci…

Maci Dillon: Ten Things You Don’t Know About Me

  • I’m my own worst enemy when it comes to criticism and expectation
  • I’m a workaholic, when I’m working on stuff I love, I rarely sleep (3-4 hours a day)

  • I’m a single mum with three fanfreakingtastic children heavily involved in sport

  • I wanted to be an author, teacher, police woman and lawyer when I was younger

  • If I had to put a dollar in a swear jar every time I cursed I’d never be able to afford to feed my kids

  • I have suffered with anxiety and depression for many years

  • I have a very addictive personality, as in, I am easily addicted to all things bad for me – wine ,chocolate, no sleep,

  • Almost every scene I’ve ever written is born from a moment in my life that I’ve either loved or hated

  • I LOVE working out (when I do it) but actually getting started is sooo hard – kind of like writing

  • Tequila shots are a girls best friend, well, they’re mine at least 🙂

Guest Post: From Blogger to Author

by Maci Dillon

A few years ago I set up a Facebook profile under my pen name, Maci Dillon and started to implant myself into the world of Indie authors and publishing, with the view that one day I would finally publish something. Along the way, I met some magnificent authors and bloggers who challenged and supported me in ways I couldn’t imagine.

The blog I originally started, Love Lust & Erotic pleasures, was a place to show off some of my poorly written, unedited erotic scenes and it soon became a dedicated book blog offering PA services, author promotional and PR services. I had fallen in love with promoting authors and their books. The blog is now often referred to as LLEP Book Blog.

While this delayed my own writing, I’m all for going with the flow and seeing what happens. I couldn’t be happier with my journey so far. I learned so much from blogging, authors started reaching out to me for PA services and at one point I was PA’ing for six authors. The lessons learned have been so valuable in my own journey as an author so far. Being a blogger first, has most definitely given me the utmost respect for bloggers and all they do for the authors they support and my network is absolutely incredible.

Without a doubt, if I hadn’t been on the blogger and PA journey first, I would be completely lost with how to do all the things an author needs to do. Of course, people publish books all the time without ever having been a blogger but the steps to publishing and organizing promotions have been so easy having done all I have for others in the past few years. Above all things, I would never have created the relationships I have, with authors and bloggers, if I didn’t start out as a blogger.

My experience as a blogger has been an invaluable one and I have no intention of giving it up just yet.

~ Maci