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★RELEASE BLITZ & Q&A★ SHACKING UP BY HELENA HUNTING

Published by SMP Swerve

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SHACKING UP by Helena Hunting

Publication Date: May 30, 2017 

Publisher: SMP Swerve

Ruby Scott is months behind on rent and can’t seem to land a steady job. She has one chance to turn things around with a big audition. But instead of getting her big break, she gets sick as a dog and completely bombs it in the most humiliating fashion. All thanks to a mysterious, gorgeous guy who kissed—and then coughed on—her at a party the night before.

Luckily, her best friend might have found the perfect opportunity; a job staying at the lavish penthouse apartment of hotel magnate Bancroft Mills while he’s out of town, taking care of his exotic pets. But when the newly-evicted Ruby arrives to meet her new employer, it turns out Bane is the same guy who got her sick.

Seeing his role in Ruby’s dilemma, Bane offers her a permanent job as his live-in pet sitter until she can get back on her feet. Filled with hilariously awkward encounters and enough sexual tension to heat a New York City block, Shacking Up, from NYT and USA Today bestselling author Helena Hunting, is sure to keep you laughing and swooning all night long.

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Shacking Up Blog Tour: Author Q&A

1. Describe Shacking Up using no more than 140 characters (a la Twitter).

Sexy, quirky, with enough sexual tension to light your underwear on fire.

2.  Where did you get inspiration for the character’s names, particularly Bancroft aka Bane?

Once I met a police officer (I wasn’t doing anything illegal) who introduced himself as Bancroft. I thought that was his last name, so I sassily introduced myself by my last name as well. Then he corrected me, telling me that his first name was Bancroft, and I felt obviously ridiculous. He was a mammoth man. He practically had to duck through doorways, so I put that one in the name bank for a rainy day. I also thought it was rather hilarious that it could be shortened to Bane—as in the bane of my existence, which we know Bancroft certainly is not. Ruby is a spunky name and I thought reflected the heroine’s fiery personality.

3. Shacking Up is hilarious! How easily does the banter between the characters come for you? Do you ever struggle writing the humor in your books?

With Ruby and Bane the banter came easily because there weren’t a lot of social constraints or limitations for them. At the beginning they’re working under the premise of a business arrangement, so the pressure is off and Ruby isn’t really one to hold back,. Neither is Bane for that matter. I have such a fun time creating off the wall, sometimes sexually tense scenes, especially with these two.

4. Do you ever make yourself laugh when writing a scene?

Yes. I feel weird saying that, but there are times when I’m imagining what is happening as I’m writing and thinking “this is just ridiculous”. My hope is that if I think it’s ridiculous, so will other people, and it will inspire the same reaction. Francesca certainly helped make it a lot easier to fit in fun, light-hearted situations.

5. What inspired Bane’s exotic choice in pets?

Ferrets are freaking adorable, but they are menaces if they’re left to their own devices. They’re also a lot like dogs and cats, but they require a different kind of care, the fact that they’re illegal in NYC also helped. As for Tiny—I think a lot of people would be reluctant to take care of a giant spider, no matter how cool they are as pets. I felt like both of them would be lend for some funny situations.

6. The heroes in your Pucked series are all hockey stars, and Bane in Shacking Up is an ex-rugby player. Is it safe to say you have a thing for athletes?

I guess you could say I have a fascination with athletes. That level of physical fitness takes an extraordinary amount of discipline, plus STAMINA!!! More than just being an athlete, I have an affinity for heroes who show loyalty and determination and who are just as much about brain as brawn.

7. Ruby is a bit of a rebel, defying her family to go after her dreams. What do you love most about her?

I love that despite things not always going her way, she refuses to take the easy way out. Our paths are not always linear and Ruby is very willing to make concessions where she needs to in order to prove to herself and her family that she can attain her goals.

8. Why are Bane and Ruby so perfect for each other?

They’re both very goal oriented people with the same core values. Ruby is a firecracker and Bane needs someone with that level of sass to challenge him. For Ruby, Bane is an inherent caretaker, BUT he tries not to force that care on her which is something she can appreciate.

9. Are there any books or authors you’re really excited about right now?

I’m excited for Ann Marie Walkers BLACK TIE OPTIONAL. I recently devoured Jana Aston’s Grind Me Series and Debra Anastasia is writing the most awesome book right now, and I can’t wait until it’s ready for public consumption.

 

Author Bio

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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★BLOG TOUR & INTERVIEW★ THE PLAYER BY K. BROMBERG

Genres: Sports Romance

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The Player (The Player #1) by K. Bromberg

Release Date: 17th April 2017

Genre: Sports Romance

Baseball has never been sexier in an all-new novel by New York Times Bestselling Author, K. Bromberg.

Easton Wylder is baseball royalty. The game is his life. His passion. His everything.

So, when an injury threatens to end Easton’s season early, the team calls in renowned physical therapist, Doc Dalton, to oversee his recovery. Except it’s not Doc who greets Easton for his first session, but rather, his daughter, Scout. She may be feisty, athletic, defiant, and gorgeous, but Easton is left questioning whether she has what it takes to help him.

Scout Dalton’s out to prove a female can handle the pressure of running the physical therapy regimen of an MLB club. And that proof comes in the form of getting phenom Easton Wylder back on the field. But getting him healthy means being hands-on.

And with a man as irresistible as Easton, being hands-on can only lead to one thing, trouble. Because the more she touches him, the more she wants him, and she can’t want him. Not when it’s her job to maintain the club’s best interest, in regards to whether he’s ready to play.

But when sparks fly and fine lines are crossed, can they withstand the heat, or is one of them bound to get burned?

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INTERVIEW:

What was your inspiration for The Player?

I didn’t have an inspiration per se… but I’ve always followed baseball (and played softball in college) and I wanted to write a sports romance story that had a lot of depth to it… and so I wrote the one sport I really know, baseball. 
 
Which Hollywood actor would you envisage as The Player?
You know, I don’t really picture characters as real people when I write. Most of the time the character is in my head and I see him there. I rarely see an actor or an athlete in this case and think “That’s Easton!” So as for a movie star, I’d rather not answer that and let the readers pick who they would like him to be in their own minds. 
 
What’s your favourite sport?
I’d have to say baseball. 🙂

 

About the Author:

HeadShot ColorNew York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.

A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow.

Since publishing her first book in 2013, K. has sold over one million copies of her books and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over twenty-five times.

In April, she’ll release The Player, the first in a two-book sports romance series (The Catch, book 2, will be released late June), with many more already outlined and ready to be written.

She loves to hear from her readers so make sure you check her out on social media or sign up for her newsletter to stay up to date on all her latest releases and sales HERE

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★ARC REVIEW & INTERVIEW★ PAPER PRINCESS BY ERIN WATT

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Paper Princess by Erin Watt (Elle Kennedy & Jen Frederick)

Expected publication: 4th April 2016

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From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.

These Royals will ruin you…

Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone.

Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.

Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.

He might be right.

Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees.

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Review – 5 Royal stars


Some kids dream of traveling the world, owning fast cars, big houses. Me? I want my own apartment, a fridge full of food, and a steady paying job, preferably one that’s as exciting as paste drying.

I’m ashamed to admit I came dangerously close to overlooking this due to it’s young adult label. That my friends, would have been a huge travesty as I can honestly say, Paper Princess has been one of my favourite and most excitingly-creative reads of the year so far.

Alone in the world since her mothers passing, Ella Harper has faced more adversity in seventeen years than more people see in a lifetime. Her character is one that embodies strength and determination and it’s clear to see from the outset how much of a fighter she is. She also happens to be one the most gutsy and witty heroines I’ve ever enjoyed reading.

The appearance of the Callum Royal, aviation mogul and best friend of her absentee father, as can imagine is met with much resistance. But when he makes her an offer that will secure her future, she has no choice but to concede. For now. Along with Callum and his guardianship, comes his 5 wayward sons. Make that 5 incredibly HOT, wayward sons. It’s Reed Royal who makes the biggest impression, and also happens to be the biggest threat.

If you stay, we’ll break you so bad that you’ll be crawling away.”


Ella’s new life is a hybrid of Cruel Intentions & Mean Girls, and I loved every second.

As two of my favoured new adult sport romance authors, Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick produce a seamless YA novel. It’s written so flawlessly, it’s impossible to determine where Elle begins and Jen ends. I’m truly excited about this series and it it will be a miserable wait for the next book.

*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review for Relentless Romance*

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Interview with Erin Watt

Welcome, Erin Watt! *curtseys * It’s an absolute pleasure to have you here today. I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advanced review copy of Paper Princess and I cannot even begin to explain how much I loved it. 

Enquiring minds want to know, how did this fantastic collaboration come about?

First off, thanks so much not only for having us, but for the book love as well! The two of us knew each other before this collaboration came to be, but mostly in an acquaintance, same-industry type of way. Then we discovered we had a mutual love (and maybe a bit of light-hearted rivalry) of football and a common desire to try our hand at young adult romance. So we started brainstorming, and things just sort of happened from there…

Paper Princess reminded me of everything I loved about Cruel Intentions and Mean Girls. What was the inspiration behind the story?

We’re both fans of Cruel Intentions and Gossip Girl, and we really wanted to try to write something that’s a bit over the top. Something with lots of angst, drama, mean girls, rich kids and pretty much anything else soap opera-ish that we could incorporate. Add to that our spin on the rags-to-riches premise, and we ended up creating a determined heroine who’s not sure what the future holds but is more than capable of handling anything that’s thrown her way.

Your collaboration was a match made in Heaven. What was your writing process like?

Fun! We have a similar sense of humor and writing style, so that made this whole process really easy. We had a blast brainstorming ideas for this series and sending pages back and forth.

I sense legions of fans for each of the Royal sons. Will each brother be getting their own novel?

We’ve been getting asked that quite a bit! All we can say is, we haven’t ruled anything out…

Just for fun, If Ella was a Disney Princess, which one would she be?

Maybe Mulan? She does what she has to do to survive in the world, tries to not care too much about what others think of her, fakes what she needs to in order to get by, and all while having a protective guardian who is trying his best to guide her into a new life she doesn’t quite fit into… actually that might just be the plot to Mulan LOL. The girl’s a fighter, that’s for sure!

Thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me today. If it isn’t already obvious, Paper Princess has my Royal seal of approval. 

When can we expect more from this Royal rabble? 

Broken Prince (Royals #2) can be expected out later this summer. The best way to stay up-to-date with the latest Erin Watt news is to sign up for our newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/bPywZb or visit the EW Facebook page http://facebook.com/AuthorErinWatt

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