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{Release Blitz} All or Nothing

Title: All or Nothing
Series: Love in Chaos #1
Author: Missy Johnson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 13, 2020

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BEN

Seven days to find myself a wife, or my best friend gets my company.
All because of a stupid, drunken bet.
Charming a woman into marrying me should be easy.
And it would’ve been, if Jake wasn’t doing everything in his power to sabotage me, like stranding me on a boat full of horny pensioners—including our moms. But Jake’s little sister, Liv, tagged along.
Under any other circumstance, I’d never go there. But if he’s going to play dirty, then so am I.

LIV

I haven’t seen Ben since I was fourteen years old.
Until last night, when he tried picking me up in a bar.
He had no idea who I was then, but he certainly knows now.
Second chances don’t come around often, but I don’t think I’m supposed to take this one.
He’s my brother’s best friend, and he’s off-limits.
No matter how much I want to go there.

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EXCERPT

“Shall we test that theory, then?”

I jump at the sound of the sexy British accent coming from behind me in the next booth. There’s a familiarity to his voice that catches me off guard, but I can’t quite place where I know it from. I swallow, because Tara wasn’t kidding about the accent thing and this guy sounds like a snack. 

Oh shit. Tara. He must’ve been eavesdropping on our conversation. 

“What theory is that?” I ask, both annoyed and embarrassed. 

Then I tell myself off for getting ahead of myself, because I don’t even know for sure he overheard our conversation—

“The one where your will panties soak at the sound of my accent.” 

Okay. Now I’m sure.

“What, no response?” he teases. “We can talk about something else if you want. Like how your friend abandoned you?”

“She’s getting our drinks,” I reply.

“This has got to be the longest drink collection in history,” he remarks. “And I’m pretty sure I saw her disappear around the back with the guy behind the bar.”

I’m not sure whether to believe him or not, but she has been gone awhile, and I’m more than a little worried she’s been kicked out for being underaged. 

Me: Did you get caught?

Tara: Sorry. Distracted. Turns out Germans really do have long tongues 😉

I groan inwardly and set my phone down on the table. 

Way, way too much information.

“Yeah, she’s abandoned me,” I grumble.

“I guess I’ll join you, then.” 

I sit straight upright, because suddenly, he’s right there, sliding into my booth across from me. My eyes widen, because this isn’t just some random guy trying to hit on me. It’s Ben, my brother’s best friend, the source of the rumors all those years ago, and the one person I didn’t want to run into. Ever

I silently curse Tara for choosing this bar of all places, and then I hold my breath and wait for the recognition to spark in his eyes, but it doesn’t. I stare right at him and he smiles back, his lopsided grin enough to send my heart into overdrive. My heart thumps as it hits me.

He has no idea who I am. 

“Are you okay?”

I jump at the sound of his voice and force myself to nod. 

That accent sounds so fake now that I know it’s Ben. I have to stop myself from laughing. Is this what he does, hang around in bars, pretending to be someone he isn’t just so he can pick up? I shiver at the thought of going home with him, because silly accent aside, he’s still the sexiest thing I’ve ever seen. 

He’s even hotter than he was the last time I saw him, which was almost six years ago. Those intense green eyes feel like they’re penetrating my soul and every now and then he casually rakes his long fingers through his dark, short cropped hair. When he rubs his lightly stubbled jaw, I lean forward as my nipples harden against the raw silk of my top.

“Cold?” he smirks.

I go red.

He nods at my arms in explanation. “Goosebumps.”

Oh.

“I’m Ben, by the way.”

“I’m…Louise,” I finish, using my middle name instead of Liv.

“Louise,” he repeats, my name rolling off his tongue. I swallow, because my middle name has never sounded so sexy. “So, you’re alone and I’m alone …”

“It appears that way,” I squeak. 

 “So…” His eyes meet mine. “No panties, huh?”

Oh god.

I’m so embarrassed. I look away and immediately wish I hadn’t. My heart races as I spot Jake walking toward the exit. When he stops and turns around, I do the only thing I can think of; slide under the table until I’m on the floor, much to the amusement of Ben. 

He peers down between his legs, a smirk on his lips, like he’s trying to work out what the hell I’m doing. My face flames, because God only knows what he’s thinking—probably that all his dreams are about to come true.

“I’m not going to lie, this has taken a turn I wasn’t expecting,” he admits.

“Don’t flatter yourself,” I snap, my face even redder. “I dropped an earring.”

Really? That’s what I’m going with?

“You dropped an earring?” he repeats, a bemused smile on his face. “Is that even a thing? Do earrings really pop out at the most inconvenient of moments that leave you crouching between the legs of your date?” He leans down so we’re face to face. “Funny, looks to me like you have both earrings where they should be.” 

“Date?” I chortle, conveniently ignoring his observation. “When did this become a date?”

“When your friend abandoned you and I felt obligated to step in?” he suggests.

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AUTHOR BIO

Missy lives in central Victoria with her husband, three-year-old daughter, two cats, two dogs and turtle.  When she’s not writing, she can usually be found …oh wait. She’s always writing.

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{Release Blitz} Naughty Neuro

Title: Naughty Neuro
Author: Karen Deen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 14, 2020

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It’s a high I never want to stop.
Job I love, big money, fast cars.
Good friends and fine women.
Saving lives one brain at a time.
I’ve got it all…
Except the one treasure I can’t touch.
Bella Garrett.
For seven years she’s tortured me.
Her smile, compassion, and a body that kills me.
Every. Damn. Time.
It’s like she knows but enjoys my pain anyway.
I promised to be good,
keep my hands to myself.
Until they told me she’s my new resident.
Six months working underneath me?
No man is that strong.
Be professional.
Share your knowledge.
Make her the best she can be.
The risk is worth the reward…
But the price I pay, could be losing it all.

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EXCERPT
You made the rule, Bella, yet you are the first to break it. That’s not real fair, don’t you think?” I don’t even know how to answer, even if my voice is able to work right now.
Running his hand through his hair in frustration. “How am I supposed to ignore you when you are looking at me like that?” I know he’s trying to provoke me, and I can’t do this. I need to stay strong.
“I think we are finished here.” I stand from my seat and immediately realize that was a stupid move.
“I get to say when we’re finished.” Tate stands and is not more than a foot from me, speaking in a deep sensual voice. “Why did you ask me to flirt with you, Bella, tell me what’s going on inside that beautiful head of yours.” His hand comes up and takes my face in it, slowly tilting my face to look at him, stroking my cheek with his thumb.
“Why did you try to tell me how big your cock is?” I blurt out, losing all rational thought with him touching me so sensually.
“Because I need you to know what you’re getting yourself into. You are confusing me, Bella. I don’t know what you’re trying to say. What do you want me to be to you, tell me? Am I your boss, a friend, or the man who you want more from? You can’t send me these mixed signals and expect me to say nothing. I’ve spent years doing that, and I’m not sure how much longer I can do it.”
I’m panicking, and I know I need to say it’s all a misunderstanding, that all I see is the big brother he has always been, but I can’t bring myself to do it. I can’t lie.
“I want more,” I whisper. My heart is racing at the way his eyes are on fire. I’ve never seen him look so hot.
“I’ve always wanted more, but we can’t because…” I try to say it, but my words are swallowed by Tate’s mouth taking mine.
His lips demand attention from me, the kind that you can’t ignore and is all consuming. I know this can’t happen so I need to take what I can before I have to walk away. Both his big hands are on my face and one sliding around the back of my neck, pulling me tighter as our mouths thrash together and suck the air from each other’s lungs. My body now flush against his, I can’t stop my hands from grabbing hold of his white coat like I’m never letting go. I’ve dreamed of this moment for so long, I
can’t believe it’s happening. All my doctor fantasies are rising to the surface, trying to beg for more.
To be honest, they’re only Doctor Tate fantasies, there’s never been anyone else. Tate starts to slow his kiss, and a soft sigh slips from my lips as he pulls away.
“Bella,” he groans. “Fuck, Bella, we…”
“We can’t do this, Tate.” I pull back quickly and stumble over the chair behind me. Tate grabs me around my waist to steady me.
“Breathe, Bella. It’s okay.” He tries to bring me closer again. I reach to his chest and push him back as I step backwards
My panic has my body now firing on full alert.
“Damn you, Tate, why did you do that,” I whisper angrily. “You’re my boss and my brother’s best friend, for god’s sake. Shit, I need to leave.” As I start to head to the door, Tate is in front of me before I can even get close.
“Like hell you’re leaving just yet. We need to talk about what just happened. What’s been happening for years,” he growls.
“Nothing, nothing’s been happening, and nothing will continue to happen.” I stand there getting angry that I can’t run.
“Bullshit! You can’t tell me you just felt nothing. You wanted that as much as I did. Have the guts to be honest.” He stands there with his fists clenched, when I can tell all he wants to do is reach for me.

“I was just playing the game, you know, like you do with all the other doctors and nurses in this hospital. Isn’t that what you enjoy? Tasting every meal in the smorgasbord?” I can’t believe I just said something so hurtful in my panicked state of trying to hide my emotions.
Tate just stares at me and steps to the side, opening the door.
“If that’s what you believe then I suggest you leave. See you on the ward tomorrow, Doctor Garrett.
Message received, loud and clear.” He walks past me with his shoulders a little drooped.
“Tate, I’m sorry, I didn’t mean…” Before I can finish, he’s already walking away.
“Please close the door on your way out, Doctor Garrett.” He then continues to walk into the bathroom in his office and shuts the door.

AUTHOR BIO
Karen Deen has been a lover of romance novels and happily-ever-after stories for as long as she can remember. Reaching a point in her life ready to explore her own dreams, Karen decided now was the time to finally write some of her own stories. For years, all of her characters have been forming story lines in her head, just waiting for the right time to bust free.
Sitting up in the early hours of the morning with her cups of tea, chocolate and music she gets lost in a world of sexy, alpha men who are challenged by some funny, sassy and strong-willed women.
Bringing you unexpected laughs, suspense and a little bit of naughty. 
Karen is married to her loving husband and high school sweetheart. Together, they live the crazy life of parents to three children. She is balancing her life between a career as an accountant by day and
writer of romance novels by night. Living in a beautiful coastal town two hours south of Sydney, Australia, Karen loves to enjoy time with her family and friends in her beautiful surroundings. Of course, when she is not shut in her writing cave bringing you more words to devour.

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