Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Pure Textuality PR Blog Tour for Moonlight Sins by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Set in the heart of New Orleans MOONLIGHT SINS, the first book in the all-new de Vincent series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, invites readers to enter the world the de Vincent family.

Julia Hughes has always played it safe until she had her heart and confidence shattered by her manipulative ex-husband. For the first time in her life, she’s making major changes– new job, new town and a new opportunity to forget the past. But starting over in the Louisiana bayou isn’t exactly what she thought it would be…

Lucien de Vincent – the wildest, most unpredictable brother – is having a bad week. His father has been found dead in the most suspicious circumstances. His older brother is bribing the police to avoid a scandal. And the more he spends time with, Julia the new nurse taking care of his troubled sister, the more he can’t imagine being without her. Lucien may be the unrepentant bachelor of the family but there’s something about Julia that makes him want to lay himself bare. But family secrets are starting to emerge. And the past could not only bring down a dynasty but destroy Julia in the process. 

Julia knows better than to get wrapped up in Lucian. He’s from a world she can’t relate to. Plus, he’s her employer. But his wicked touch and sensual promises are too much to deny. What starts with a kiss ends with so much more.


“I want to know about you,” he spoke before she could, and then shifted closer, his knee
pressed into her thigh once more. “I have questions. I’m made of them.”
She gave a little laugh as she shook her head. “There’s nothing more to know about me than
what you already know.”
“There’s literally everything to know about you,” he insisted. “Where did you go to school?
What really made you take a job like this one where you leave everything behind?”
“I went to Shippensburg University. You’ve probably never heard of it.” Like she’d ever
answer that last question. Finishing off her tea, she smiled faintly. “It’s really late and I do need
to get to sleep. Thank you for the tea. I think it will work.”
“But I haven’t asked you the most important question.”
Slipping off the stool, she let her hair fall forward, past her breasts. “And what is that?”
“How can you be here and be the most beautiful creature I’ve ever seen?”
Julia’s head swung to his so fast she thought her it would fall right off her shoulders.
Everything about the tone of his voice and the slightly wide eyes of his said he was being
genuine, but he couldn’t be serious.
Her gaze sharpened. Was he drinking something harder than chamomile? Because there was
no way in the world that he truly believed that she was the most beautiful creature he’d ever
The question burned to the tip of her tongue. If he thought she was so beautiful then why did
he walk away from her that night in her apartment? She swallowed the question so she didn’t
have to swallow her pride.
At the end of the day, she knew who Lucian was.
He was the kind of guy who couldn’t go a weekend without getting laid. They existed. She’d
met a few while in college and when she did her stint at the hospital. They weren’t exactly
particular when it came to who’d they be with. Pretty much came down to whoever was
available at the time.
Which meant she wasn’t going to be impressed with stray compliments that were tossed out
as often as the trash was.
Lucian leaned and then spoke in a low voice, “There is another reason why I didn’t tell you
who I was.”
The change of subject rattled her and she whispered back. “Why?”
He tilted his head so his mouth was directly above her ear. “Because I knew the moment
you’d figured out who I was, you wouldn’t have let me come back to your apartment.”
Exhaling roughly, Julia knew she needed to pull away and stop this conversation. That was
the professional and mature thing to do, but she didn’t move. She was frozen on her stool, her
heart thumping in her chest.
He wasn’t done yet. “I knew that if you realized who I was, you would’ve never let me get
my hand between those pretty thighs of yours and I would’ve never known how soft and slick
you felt against my fingers.”
A bolt of red-hot lust blasted through her veins as heat poured into her very core. Those
words created a storm inside her. A tremble rocked her body.
“So, yeah, that’s another reason why I didn’t say who I was.” His lips brushed the lobe of her
ear, sending an illicit shiver across her skin.
Pulse pounding, she drew back. She felt unsteady as Lucian straightened on his chair, and she
felt so close—too close to do something irrevocably reckless. Like hopping off her stool and into
his lap.
“You’re not supposed to bring that up,” she reminded him. “You promised.”
He tilted his head to the side. “I didn’t promise that.”
She opened her mouth.
“I didn’t,” he insisted, and when she dragged the conversation back through her thoughts, she
realized he was right. He hadn’t.
Her eyes narrowed. “Even so, it would be the appropriate thing for you to do.”
“And I think you already know how I feel about doing the appropriate thing.”
She shook her head. It was way past time to end this conversation. “Thank you for the tea,
Lucian, but—” A gasp cut her off.
Lucian rose and was in front of her so quickly that she was startled. “Say it again.”
Confusion swamped her. “Say what?”
“My name.”
They were close, and he towered over her by a good foot. Julia reached out, gripping the
edge of the island. “Why?”
“Because I asked?” he offered, his lips curving up at the corners. “And because I like the way
it sounds coming from your lips.”
Her heart did a weird little jump. She had no idea how to respond to that request. None
But then he moved. He reached into the small place between them, catching the piece of her

hair that had fallen across her cheek. Before she could move away, the back of his hand dragged across her cheek as he tucked the hair behind her ear. Her stupid, stupid body immediately responded once more.

Moonlight Sins
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
de Vincent Series #1
Contemporary Romance
Avon Books
Publication Date
January 30, 2018
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Tour Wide Giveaway

To celebrate the release of MOONLIGHT SINS, we’re giving away a paperback copy of TILL DEATH by Jennifer L. Armentrout!
GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open to US shipping addresses only. One winner will receive a paperback copy of Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout.  This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Avon Romance.  Giveaway ends 2/12/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Avon Romance will send the winning copies out to the winner directly. Limit one entry per reader and mailing address.  Duplicates will be deleted.  CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

About Jennifer L. Armentrout

JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT is the #1 international and #1 New York Times bestselling author of over 40 books, including the Wait for You, Lux series, the Dark Elements series, and Til Death. She is published with Tor, HarperCollins Avon and William Morrow, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion, Harlequin Teen and writes steamy and fun New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. Jennifer is also the founder of Apollycon, a yearly reader event that brings in over 1400 readers and authors together each year. She currently lives in West Virginia with her husband and two dogs, Loki and Diesel.

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January 31, 2018 New Releases

Monday, January 29, 2018

Pure Textuality PR Blog Tour for Tempest by Beverly Jenkins

From USA Today Bestselling Author Beverly Jenkins comes a new novel in a mesmerizing series set in the Old West, where an arranged marriage becomes a grand passion . . .

What kind of mail-order bride greets her intended with a bullet instead of a kiss? One like Regan Carmichael—an independent spirit equally at home in denims and dresses. Shooting Dr. Colton Lee in the shoulder is an honest error, but soon Regan wonders if her entire plan to marry a man she’s never met is a mistake. Colton, who buried his heart along with his first wife, insists he only wants someone to care for his daughter. Yet Regan is drawn to the unmistakable desire in his gaze.

Regan’s far from the docile bride Colton was expecting. Still, few women would brave the wilds of Wyoming Territory for an uncertain future with a widower and his child. The thought of having a bold, forthright woman like Regan in his life—and in his arms—begins to inspire a new dream. And despite his family’s disapproval and an unseen enemy, he’ll risk all to make this match a real union of body and soul.


“Being shot tends to make a man short-tempered. . .”

She held his gaze unflinchingly. Despite his doubts concerning her suitability, Colt found himself drawn to the determination she radiated.

“I can cook, set a proper table, and have impeccable manners. I speak English and Spanish. I hunt, fish, swim, and ride. I’d hoped to find a husband who’d view these qualities as assets, but if you’re seeking what society considers a proper wife who’ll defer to you in all things, and spend time sitting in a rocker with an embroidery hoop in her hand, you should say so and I’ll return to Arizona.”

Colt blinked. He didn’t know any woman with the pluck to toss down a gauntlet so effortlessly. Life with her would be neither easy nor boring.

by Beverly Jenkins
Old West #3
Historical Romance
Avon Books
Publication Date
January 30, 2018
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Tour Wide Giveaway

To celebrate the release of TEMPEST, we’re giving away two paperback sets of FORBIDDEN and BREATHLESS by Beverly Jenkins!
GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open to US shipping addresses only. Two winners will each receive a paperback set of Forbidden and Breathless by Beverly Jenkins.  This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Avon Romance.  Giveaway ends 2/9/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Avon Romance will send the winning copies out to the winner directly. Limit one entry per reader and mailing address.  Duplicates will be deleted.  CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

About Beverly Jenkins

Beverly Jenkins is the recipient of the 2017 Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the 2016 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for historical romance. She has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award in Literature, was featured in both the documentary Love Between the Covers and on CBS Sunday Morning. Since the publication of Night Song in 1994, she has been leading the charge for multicultural romance, and has been a constant darling of reviewers, fans, and her peers alike, garnering accolades for her work from the likes of The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, and NPR. To read more about Beverly, visit her at

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January 29, 2018 New Releases

Sunday, January 28, 2018

I Am Not A Bus Driver Any More

The decision to leave Mid Columbia Bus and Y-C School District wasn’t an easy one but it was a necessary choice. I started working as a driver in 2001 for Laidlaw when our budget took a hit and we needed a second income but we wanted something that would put one of us with in easy access of our kids without jeopardizing our jobs, so bus driving was perfect and flexible (when there was enough drivers), I was always where my kids could find me and best of all I could pick them up from school and get paid to do it and they got extra time with which ever friends they had that were on my route. I made it to a huge number of their away games and meets because of my job, it truly was the best job for homemaker in need of an extra income.

When the Y-C District put our contract up for bid it was a no brainer for me when the choice came to go with the old company or stay with the School District. So, Mid Columbia Bus was it, the owners were a family of amazing people who appreciated their employees and always made it easy for us to interact with them by showing up at our branch several times a year as well as at our annual in-service training. When they had to sell it was a sad day and they are missed and we continued on with their high expectations of service.

Then in July of 2015 my daughter was killed and I wasn’t sure I could do it anymore, but surprised myself when I showed up there the first day of school. That year I had my first ding since I was rear-ended in my third year as a driver. It was November and I was back into my space at the barn when I backed right into the bus next to me, I should have known then that that was the beginning of the end, because the closer we got to Shanny’s birthday which was three days before Christmas the more emotionally erratic and distraught I became. Sirens would set me off and re-route any time there was an accident on my route. By New Years I was wrecked, I cried most of winter break and was still crying by New Years day and I knew I could not drive like that, so it was worked out so I would dispatch when needed unless I was in a good place mentally to drive. The boss had to come once to drive for me because the sirens went off one day and it was awful what with the court case still going on I erratically functional.

The second year after Shanny’s death I went back to driving my route but it didn’t feel the same, my kids were still amazing and I had missed them but the driving part didn’t feel the same, but I stayed for the sake of my son so he still had easy access to a parent as needed in his last year of high school. But I knew I needed to being doing something else, one my daughters and my son felt I needed to be off the road for a while because of my issues with sirens and being alone to long on the road, my Husband agreed with the kids but he left it up to me to decide what was best for me.

I applied at a few other places including the plant my husband works at, I figured why not, if I got a job working in some way with computers (my other favorite thing to do that also keeps me from focusing on the loss of my youngest daughter) then awesome and to be honest I had nothing to lose or gain from just applying. Now I have a new job working in the same plant as my husband and he is doing all the driving, much to my kids delight. 

Pure Textuality PR Blog Tour for Midsummer Delights by Eloisa James

Friday, January 26, 2018

Pure Textuality PR Blog Tour for The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter by Mimi Matthews

January 26, 2018 New Releases