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** Release Blitz / Blog Tour ** BOTTOM OF THE NINTH by Jami Davenport


Bottom of the Ninth: Seattle Skookums Baseball
Game On in Seattle #6
By: Jami Davenport

Releasing October 21, 2016
Cedrona Enterprises




This long-awaited story of the third Wolfe brother introduces the Seattle Skookums baseball team.

Zeke Wolfe, the man who’s written off his entire family, rescues a young woman and three children on a stormy Seattle night. Before he knows it, he has an instant family and a fake fiancé he’s certain he doesn’t want.

Paisley Madison dreams of having a real home for herself and her sister’s children. When a handsome baseball player drops into her life, she knows a gift when she sees one and hires herself as his assistant.

As their business arrangement turns into something much more personal, Paisley and Zeke’s pasts threaten to destroy their precarious hold on a future together. Can they conquer their demons and find love, or will they run from their pasts and abandon their future together?




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He’d been traded to fucking Seattle.

Zeke Wolfe still couldn’t believe it, even though he’d made a few trips to the rainy city since the deed had been done, and he’d been wearing the Seattle blue and green during spring training.

Hell, he hadn’t come to terms with his new reality even as the Boeing 737 banked a steep turn to land at Sea-Tac Airport. He caught glimpses of Puget Sound and the Space Needle through the dark, oppressive clouds hanging over everything, including his life as of late.

Why did God hate him so much that he’d done this to him?

Truthfully, he probably didn’t hate Zeke. More likely, God didn’t know he existed. The big guy hadn’t been there for Zeke any more than his brothers had. At least he’d had his sister—until he didn’t have her anymore, either.

Zeke disembarked, hating the place that was his new home. It was bad enough he’d been yanked from sunny California to this dark, dreary place where the sun never shone and mold grew in every crack and crevice, but even worse, his brothers both lived here and played for Seattle’s professional hockey and football teams. Maybe God did hate him after all and was laughing his ass off at this latest cruel twist of fate.

Turning on his phone, he frowned as message notifications blipped across the screen. Them again. Why couldn’t they just leave him the hell alone? He’d just changed his number a month ago. Now he’d have to change it again.

Despite being irritated, Zeke put on his happy face in case anyone with a trigger finger on their cell camera happened to recognize him. Grabbing his bag from the baggage carousel, he found his recently purchased silver Jaguar F-PACE SUV, parked exactly where Al, his agent, promised it would be. The bastard was thorough. He’d give him that.

Relaxing into the plush leather seat, Zeke allowed himself a moment of forced calmness, then he pulled onto the wet streets. He listened to the GPS as he navigated to the house his agent had also bought for him in a quiet Seattle neighborhood of older but upscale homes. Al promised the house boasted views, views, and more views. Zeke didn’t give a shit about views right now, but he’d kill for something more substantial than airplane food, along with a blissful night’s sleep.

He stopped at a takeout place and grabbed a couple pizzas, before continuing his journey. The aroma of pepperoni and melted cheese merged with the new-car smell. His stomach growled, and he pressed harder on the accelerator.

Cutting the corner as he turned onto a side street, Zeke hit a deep mud puddle, hydroplaning and throwing water in all directions, including his windshield.

Shit. He couldn’t see a damn thing.

Slowing, he noticed a bedraggled woman standing on the sidewalk completely drenched—thanks to him. The hood of her ancient car was up, and she held the hands of two equally bedraggled and drenched little kids while a third stood nearby.

Well, crap.

Judging by their piece-of-shit car piled high with crap, they were probably homeless. He fully intended to drive on by. They weren’t his problem. At the last minute, he made the mistake of glancing in their direction. His gaze connected with the pleading, soulful brown eyes of the woman. She was young, but not too young; probably his age, yet way too young to have children this old unless she’d had them when she was just a kid herself.

Despite her miserable state, she was beautiful, with long blond hair and a cute figure. She looked like the girl next door, sweet and kind and needy.

Zeke so did not do needy.

Well, not too much. At least, not to the point he couldn’t extricate himself without some messy drama to go along with the neediness.

With a sigh, Zeke glanced at the time and pulled over. Pizza and sleep would have to wait a little longer because of his damn pesky conscience.




USA Today Bestselling Author Jami Davenport writes sexy contemporary and sports romances, including her two new indie endeavors: the Game On in Seattle Series and the Madrona Island Series. Jami’s new releases consistently rank in the top fifty on the sports romance and sports genre lists on Amazon, and she has hit the Amazon top hundred authors list in both contemporary romance and genre fiction multiple times. Jami ranked Number Seven on Kobo’s Top Ten Most Completed Authors, an honor bestowed on the year’s “most engaging” authors based on an average page completion rate by their readers.


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** Release Blitz / Blog Tour ** THE BILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR by Jessica Lemmon





Author: Jessica Lemmon
Series: Billionaire Bad Boys, #2
On Sale: October 25, 2016

Publisher: Forever
Mass Market: $5.99 USD
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It’s Tag Crane’s job to be the life of the party. Traveling from one exotic locale to another is just part of running the luxurious Crane Hotel empire. But even paradise isn’t perfect. Devising a new business strategy is keeping Tag up at night-and so is the Great Dane barking at all hours in the apartment below his. To muzzle the problem, Tag charges downstairs . . . right into the most beautiful, blond distraction he’s ever seen.

Dog-sitting by day, bartending by night. It’s not exactly the life Rachel Foster dreamed of. But when Tag Crane rushes in, all mountain-man shoulders and obscenely sexy smile, needing her help for the Crane Hotels, it’s a fantasy come true. What’s the harm in a fun no-strings fling? Only a fool would give her heart to a billionaire player like Tag-until suddenly the one man who can’t be caught is the one flirting with forever . . .



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“Why is it you look like you’re thinking something sinister?” he asked, that eyebrow arcing higher. “And don’t lie to me, Dimples. I have a sixth sense.” She watched his slow smile, white teeth appearing as his trimmed beard parted. Her nether regions buzzed like she’d sat on a vibrating phone.

“I’m surprised . . .” she started, feeling daring. Must be the Kona coffee.


“Because I expected you to induct me into the Mile High Club by now. This is my first private flight.” She looked at him through her lashes, her coy smile in place.

Tag wore an all-out grin, which made her inordinately pleased. Where she was concerned, he wasn’t immune. And she liked that. A lot.

“Excuse me.” Smoothly, he shut his laptop, stood, and walked from cabin to cockpit.

Okay. That was interesting. She hadn’t expected him to leave. Maybe she didn’t have the same power over him as he had over her.

She turned to look out the window, but the nighttime landscape was nothing but blackness. She imagined a sea of clouds and blue skies once the sun rose, anticipating being someplace where the high was above freezing. She wondered what the temperature was on—

“Let’s go.” Her hand was snatched a moment later as Tag pulled her out of her seat and led her to the bedroom.

“Wait,” she said through her laughter as she hustled after him. “What are you doing?”

In the bedroom, he released her, closed the door, and whipped off his shirt. She gasped, her eyes eating up his tanned muscles and bulky arms.

“Making you a member.” He caught the back of her head in his hand and kissed her. She melted beneath his touch. She was hopelessly attracted to him. Just an absolute goner.

When she caught a breath of air, she said, “Where did you go?”

“Told the pilot to take the long way.”

“There’s a longer way to Hawaii?”

“There is now.”




The Billionaire Bachelor, #1
The Billionaire Next Door, #2
The Bastard Billionaire, #3

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A former job-hopper, Jessica Lemmon resides in Ohio with her husband and rescue dog. She holds a degree in graphic design currently gathering dust in an impressive frame. When she’s not writing super-sexy heroes, she can be found cooking, drawing, drinking coffee (okay, wine), and eating potato chips. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want.







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** Book Review ** GOING TO BE YOURS by Samantha Chase


4 1/2 STARS!

With a delve into Erin Nicholas’s Sapphire Falls Kindle World, Samantha Chase brings us this adorable novella about finding long-awaited love!

Will Campbell, a mechanic in Sapphire Falls has been having an exciting experience for three years now.  A woman shows up at every town festival and lays an amazing kiss on him at the kissing booth and then runs off.  Try as he might, he cannot figure out who she is.  No one seems to know her, and when he tries to catch her as she dashes off, something always gets in the way!

When he’s hears there is going to be a Halloween Festival this year, Will decides this is going to be the time that he finally gets to know his mystery woman!

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** Book Review ** NAVY SEAL SIX PACK by Elle James


4 1/2 STARS!

With the continuation of Navy SEAL Boat Team 22’s foray into trying to solve the human trafficking operation they turned up in Cancun in prior books, Elle James brings us Montana’s story.  It’s a fast paced, full of action story, and we are intrigued as they get closer to finding out who’s been behind all of the killing, but I felt the romance was a tad weak.  I enjoyed Kate & Montana, but I would have liked to have had more time with them.

When Benjamin Raines AKA Montana, meets his new partner in his work with his SEAL team and some Stealth Operations Specialists team members, he is taken aback.  She’s gorgeous, feisty and totally competent in her undertaking to bring down the bad guys!

Kate McKenzie has been double-crossed before, so she’s not so sure about trusting this team of unknowns she’s been set up to work with, but she soon realizes they seem to know what they are doing and buries herself in the mission.

When she and Ben go undercover as a couple, the “for show” intimacy between them becomes all too real and they find themselves falling for each other in the middle of all the chaos.  Is there any future there or will it be over in the blink of an eye when they take down the target?

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** Book Review ** THE GOOD MOM by Cathryn Parry


4 1/2 STARS!

Cathryn Parry’s latest release is full of emotion!  A single mom who had a rough childhood, and fought demons of her own is determined to show her son a better life, and stresses over it a lot.  In the course of a new step in their life, she meets a man who needs the simple kindness that she brings to a situation, and in turn, he ends up being a great stepping stone in helping her son’s dreams progress, and in giving her a piece of herself back that she didn’t even realize she was missing.

Ashley LaValley has already fought and won a cancer battle with her young son, so helping him achieve his dream of becoming a doctor to help others seems like an easy road.  They uproot their lives and relocate to Boston where he’s won a scholarship to an exclusive prep school that will be a huge step forward towards his medical career.  When Brandon is on the verge of flunking out, she has to learn to lean on the help that is offered as a silver lining.

Dr. Aidan Lowe has recently returned from a stint in Afghanistan and is at about the lowest point in his life when he meets Ashley.  Her kindness touches him in a way he didn’t know he needed, so when an opportunity arises for him to help her and Brandon, he can’t turn his back on them.  When sparks fly, will Ashley let her own needs play a part in the picture for a change or will it continue to be all about her son?

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** Book Review ** BOTTOM OF THE NINTH by Jami Davenport



You’re no stranger to the Wolfe brothers if you’re a fan of Jami Davenports sports romances, and now it’s the elusive Zeke turn!  Great characters and descriptions sweep us up into the story from the start of Chapter One, and don’t let us go until the final page!  Lots of emotions come to the surface along the way … sadness, empathy, and finally a huge swell of joy!

Newly traded to the Seattle Skookums, pro baseball player Zeke Wolfe is not happy at all to be in the same town as the two brothers he wrote off years ago.  He arrives into town in a bad mood, and on the way to his new house, his mood doesn’t improve much as the conscience that still lives beneath his fake demeanor forces him to stop and rescue a stranded woman and three kids along the side of the road.

Paisley Madison is in dire straights with her nieces and nephew, so when this handsome ball player is suddenly in front of her offering help … even if begrudgingly! … she can’t kick a gift horse in the mouth!  She buries her worries and puts on a bright face and hires herself on as his assistant!

Neither of them wants to feel the instant attraction to each other that they do, and at first they try to fight it … but eventually, it’s easier just to give in.  Can this ready-made-family actually turn into the real thing, or will their ugly pasts come back to haunt them before all is said and done?

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** Release Blitz ** TELL ME AGAIN by Michelle Major



Celebrate the release of Tell Me Again by Michelle Major



As a teenager, Samantha Carlton used a career in modeling to break free from her painful childhood—walking away from her reckless twin sister, an alcoholic mother, and the boy she loved. Yet she never outran the guilt of abandoning her family. When the past shows up on her doorstep in the form of her late sister’s daughter, Sam opens her home and her heart to the girl she never knew existed. But it’s not so easy to face the man she left behind…

Sam had shattered Trevor Kincaid’s heart, and he’d sought comfort in her sister’s arms. But he’d pledged to shield his daughter, Grace, from the drama that followed the Carlton women. Now Grace has tracked down Sam, and Trevor is forced to deal with the one woman he wanted to forget.

History has a way of repeating itself, and the sparks between Sam and Trevor reignite an old flame. But as much as Sam wants a new future, is walking away again easier than risking her heart for a second chance at love?

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Excerpt from Tell Me Again:

“I need to help you. I need to make it better so we’re even.”


She nodded. “I can’t owe you.”

“You don’t owe me.”

“We have a working relationship I can handle,” she said, dropping the towel to her desk and pressing the ice pack between her fingers. She welcomed the burn of the cold against her fingertips. “Then you go and play the hero.”

He laughed again. “I’m not a hero.”

“That’s not how I remember it,” she murmured, focusing her gaze on his shirt collar when it became too difficult to meet his eyes.

“What sort of working relationship do we have when you pretend I don’t exist any time I’m here without Grace?”

“The kind that doesn’t make me crazy.”

“Is that how you treat a hero?”

She laughed despite herself. “It is when I’m pretending you don’t exist because I want to rip off all your clothes and plaster myself to you every time we’re together.”

He raised one brow. “That doesn’t sound quite right to me.”

Embarrassment washed through her, but Trevor stepped into her space, crowding her, when she would have turned away.

“A better idea would be if we both had our clothes off.” He traced one finger along the skin above the collar of her baggy t-shirt. “What’s fair is fair.”

She bit down on her lip and ignored the sparks of desire that skimmed along every single one of her nerve endings. “It was actually a bad idea. Forget I said anything.”

“Fat chance,” he whispered and brushed his lips across hers.

It only took a second for the kiss to ignite into something hot and hungry. Even though it was the worst idea in the world, Sam lost herself in the feel of him. He tugged her closer, lifting her into his arms, and she wrapped her legs around his lean hips. He tasted the same as he had years ago, like mint and memories. He was the innocence she’d lost and everything she once longed for.

He kissed her like she was his whole world. It had been forever since she’d felt anything so perfect. His fingers tugged on the hair tie holding her bun in place and then his hands sifted through her hair. His mouth felt like it was everywhere at once–on her lips, her jaw, the sensitive spot just behind her ear that no other man had taken the time to discover.





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Michelle Major grew up in Ohio but dreamed of living in the mountains. Soon after graduating with a degree in Journalism, she pointed her car west and settled in Colorado. Her life and house are filled with one great husband, two beautiful kids, a few furry pets and several well-behaved reptiles. She’s grateful to have found her passion writing stories with happy endings. Michelle loves to hear from her readers at

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** Book Review ** MARRYING THE SINGLE DAD by Melinda Curtis



A heartfelt read about moving forward after deceit and finding happiness again!  Fun characters keep you laughing as you read through to the heart of the story.

Joe Messina is picking up the pieces the best way he can when he comes back home to Harmony Valley with his pre-teen daughter Sam.  He is trying to earn an honest living even with the FBI still breathing down his neck for things he can’t fix.  Will the town give the former bad-boy a second chance, or will he never be able to live down his reputation?

Artist Brittany Lambridge meets Joe shortly after he gets back into town in an unorthodox way.  She’s thinking about pilfering what she things are abandoned car parts from his newly purchased property!  Doing hair for a living isn’t leaving Brit much time to pursue her true passion in life, but she’s determined to do it one way or another.  Will Joe turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to her, or will he push her away before they can find out?

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** Book Review ** UNWRAPPING HIS CONVENIENT FIANCEE by Melanie Milburne



I really enjoyed this friends-to-lovers story!  The characters are great and really draw you into their relationship right from the start and have you pulling for their happily ever after!

Violet Drummond just can’t stand the thought of yet another office Christmas party by herself, so when she runs into family friend Cameron McKinnon who is also looking for a hand, they agree to accompany one another to their events as a “couple”.

Cam loves Violet’s big, loving family more than his own stilted one.  Their ploy is only meant to be a couple of dates, but then it turns into a fake engagement and a gentle love affair in the blink of an eye!

Will true love be able to overcome the doubts and stubborn hearts to bring a happy ending to these friends?

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** Book Review ** UNWRAPPED BY THE DUKE by Amy Ruttan



A charming tale about lost long relatives with a touch of aristocracy to it!

Geraldine has recently learned that she’s the daughter of a lord in London.  She’s glad to use the excuse to get away from an ex-relationship in Glasgow and go run her father’s medical practice.

Thomas Ashwood is her new partner when she takes over her father’s practice, and his reputation precedes him as “the dark duke” who ravishes fair maidens.

Geri and Thomas find that they actually quite like each other, and as each stumbles through their own hang-ups in life, they lean on each other and help each other grow into better people.

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