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 Hollywood Name Game, Book 4

Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

Release Date: October 8, 2020

 

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From internationally bestselling romance author Alexa Aston – Book Four in the exciting Hollywood Name Game – a stunning new contemporary romance series – has arrived. Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

 

She’s a Hollywood leading lady who’s never found love – except with Jax, her Basenji. 

He’s divorced from a cheating wife and refuses to ever give his heart away again.

Together, their smoking-hot chemistry leads to movie magic . . . and murder . . .

Mac Randall’s life turns upside down when he walks in on his wife and her lover. He finishes his tour of duty overseas and leaves the army, becoming a popular stuntman in Hollywood. When the actor Mac doubles for is murdered, Mac is surprised to find himself cast as the film’s leading man—at the suggestion of the actress who will play opposite him.

Keely Kennedy has built a solid career in Hollywood, rising from supporting roles to leading lady, but she’s been unlucky in love. She becomes close friends with Mac Randall, her new co-star, while she helps him prepare for his first on-screen role. Friendship blossoms into love during their shoot and despite several mishaps on the set, she knows not only has she done the best work in her career on this film, but she believes Mac will become an instant star.

Before production is complete, though, the murderer surfaces—ready to kill the film—and its two stars.

 

Hollywood Double is the fourth book in the Hollywood Name Game series. Each book in the series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.

 

Other Books in the Hollywood Name Game Romance Series:

 

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Hollywood Heartbreaker

Hollywood Name Game, Book 1

Release Date: August 6, 2020

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Hollywood Flirt

Hollywood Name Game. Book 2

Release Date: August 27, 2020

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Hollywood Player

Hollywood Name Game, Book3

Release Date: September 17, 2020

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Coming Soon:

Book 5 – Hollywood Enigma

 

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Right away, Keely noticed the guy getting out of the black truck beside her.

Really noticed him.

He was probably six-two, wearing a navy T-shirt that showed off enough bicep and a lot of strong forearm, one of her weaknesses. His faded jeans spotlighted an amazing ass, another weakness. If this guy had a sense of humor, he would be her trifecta. Light brown hair cropped close and what looked like a year-round tan rounded out the picture.

“Hi. Where are you going?” she asked, trying to be friendly—and see up close what color eyes he had.

Not that she was in shopping mode for a new man in her life. Starting a new film wasn’t the time to begin a new relationship, even with a man who looked this amazing. But it never hurt to look. Looking was healthy.

He turned and sized her up. Keely’s mouth went dry. Normally, she’d be pissed at a man checking her out so thoroughly. In his case, she’d overlook it.

Especially since she’d been guilty of doing the same.

Jax warbled at the stranger and Keely laughed seeing his reaction.

The man closed the gap between them. “What . . . was that?”

“This is Jax. And that . . . was his non-bark.”

The man’s espresso eyes studied her dog. “He’s a basenji.”

“How did you know? Most people have never heard of the breed.”

“I saw a movie—Goodbye, My Lady—about a basenji. Brandon De Wilde, the kid from Shane, was in it.”

Keely scratched Jax’s head. “You know Shane and Goodbye, My Lady. Are you a film buff?”

He shrugged. “My parents raised me on the classics. I go to the movies at least twice a week. Binge like a fool on Netflix. Attend film festivals.”

Keely loved classic films but some of this guy’s appeal faded. He had to be an actor. She’d dated her fair share of fellow actors when she’d arrived in Hollywood and decided she’d never do so again.

Still, curiosity led her to ask, “Are you an actor?”

“No. Stuntman and stand-in. Mac Randall.”

He offered her his hand and she shook it. Mr. Not an Actor’s appeal increased exponentially. She told herself to tamp down her interest but heard herself say, “I’m glad you know how to shake. Firm without crushing my hand. Most guys try to be cool and overdo it.”

“I’m not most guys.”

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Award-winning and internationally bestselling author Alexa Aston lives with her husband in a Dallas suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories while she walks every morning. She’s a binge fiend (The Crown and Ozark are favorites) who enjoys travel, sports, and time with her family.

Her historical romances bring to life loveable rogues and dashing knights, while her contemporary romances are light and flirty and sometimes contain a bit of suspense.

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Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 6, 2020

Publisher: After Six Publishing

 

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This is Washington DC and there’s only one she here.

A smart, standalone, contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tara Sue Me.

 

For Independent Anna Fitzpatrick, being President of the United States means she’s finally in a place to make a difference. Known for her intellect and charm, she never appears anything other than calm. After getting dumped by the man she’d been living with once he learned of her presidential bid, Anna vows to remain single throughout her term. It’s an easy task, after all, no man has ever made her feel the way her law school classmate did years ago. Or at least the way he made her feel until he walked away without so much as a goodbye.

Navin Hazar is content being one of the nation’s top news anchors. It may not be the plan he had for his life, but plans don’t always go as anticipated. Like his plan for no one to find out he knows Anna personally or did know her, once upon a time.

For fifteen years, they’ve been able to ignore each other, but her election to the highest office changes everything. And when Navin inadvertently lands on Anna’s Press Pool, they realize the only thing more aggravating than politics is love.

 

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I hear her approach more in the silence descending upon those she passes than I do from any noise her group makes. Though there are only four agents with her today, two in front and two behind, their appearance holds everyone spellbound. Conversations stop mid-sentence. No one moves.

As they continue toward us, Gabe and I step into the hallway without a word, allowing her security team to search my office before she enters. I take a deep breath and prepare myself to come face-to-face with a memory from my past, one I’ve avoided as much as possible. I see now it was inevitable and childish for me to behave this way. 

She’s walking toward me, talking to someone at her side, and then she looks at me and I have to remind myself to breathe. I’ve seen numerous pictures and videos of her, but they in no way compare to flesh and blood Anna. She was memorable in her early twenties. She is stunning standing before me now, a woman in her thirties.

 

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NEW YORK TIMES/USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Even though she graduated with a degree in science, Tara knew she’d never be happy doing anything other than writing. Specifically, writing love stories.

She started with a racy BDSM story and found she was not quite prepared for the unforeseen impact it would have. Nonetheless, she continued and The Submissive Series novels would go on to be both New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers. One of those, THE MASTER, was a 2017 RITA finalist for Best Erotic Romance. Over one million copies of her books have been sold worldwide.

 

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Book 1 of California Hearts

Contemporary Romance

Date Published: October  19, 2020

Publisher: The Wild Rose

 

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Strong-willed Elaine Hart is determined to save Hartland Orchards, her family’s’ California orange groves from being taken over by the bank. After the recent ending of a turbulent relationship, she vows to keep her professional and personal life separate, even though she’s attracted to David Cole, the one man who holds her family’s fate in the palm of his hands.

Serious-minded banker, David Cole, recovering from recent love and work fiascos has one goal and that’s ensuring that the delinquent Hartland Ranch account is brought up to date and not becoming personally involved with the unpredictable and beautiful Elaine Cole.

When a series of circumstances brings Elaine and David together, they must decide if they will continue to suppress their emotions or succumb to passion and take a chance on a forever love.

 

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“Great.” Smiling, he squeezes my hand. “That’s taken care of then.”

“If I have to wait until Monday for him to repair the car, I’ll need to find a hotel.”

“There’s one inn and one bed and breakfast in town and they’re both completely booked months in advance.” His eyes twinkle and he laughs the deep, echoing laugh that I’m starting to get use to. “I’m not making this up. You can call and check for yourself, if you don’t believe me. Strawberry Festival is a big deal and people travel from out of town to come and enjoy the festivities. You’ll have to spend the night with me.”

The last thing I need right now is to spend the night with David. With the undeniable attraction between the two of us, I know exactly what will happen. My vow to not mix work and my social life has completely gone haywire, because here I am sitting in the cozy intimacy of his car. Betsy is on the way to the mechanic’s garage and I’m stuck in a remote little town that I never knew existed until a week ago. On top of that I’m with the most magnetic man I’ve ever met, who manages to make me feel emotions that are simultaneously new, exciting and frightening.

“I’m okay with that.” He’s the kind of man that I can trust. It’s me I’m more worried about. If we are going to be in close proximity, I’m not certain that I can keep my hands to myself. “Do you have a two-bedroom apartment in Littleton?’ I try to sound nonchalant.

“No, I don’t.” He has a twinkle in his eyes. “I have a one bedroom.”

“Oh,” I sigh, resigned to the fact that this is going to be a super challenging weekend. “We’ll have to make the best of it then, won’t we?”

He throws his head back and lets out a deep, robust laugh.

“What’s so funny?” Here I am getting all sweaty, nervous and yes, even a little aroused, thinking about the possibility of sharing a bed with him and he’s laughing like its a joke.

“Okay.” He gains control of himself—finally, casting a more serious expression in my direction. “You should have seen the look on your face. As if it would be torture to have to share a bed with me.”

“That’s what’s so funny?” I glare at his remarkably even features. If only he knew that I was wondering what kind of underwear he wore, boxers, briefs or God forbid, that the man slept in the nude. “Better that you don’t try to read my mind. Although, I’m glad to see that you have a good sense of humor.”

“Of course I do.” He gives me an odd look, and his words are slightly defensive. “Who doesn’t have a sense of humor?”

“Can we stick to the subject?” I tap my fingers on my leg and l glance at him inquisitively. “So…we’ll be sharing a room, is basically what you’re saying?”

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I’ve always enjoyed reading and writing and grew up surrounded by a wide variety of books, from westerns to romance novels. I love stories—watching them, listening to them, reading them, and writing them. My contemporary novels include complex and diverse characters that grapple with family legacy, love, loss, and laughter as they face the challenges of life. When I’m not working on my next manuscript, you can find me bike riding along the beach with my husband or exploring the mysteries of the universe with my daughter.

 

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Designs on Forever Blitz

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Modern Masters of Their Castle Book 2

Contemporary Romance

Published: September 2020

 

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As a model, Mallory Andrews’ good looks had worked for her for years,
but now she’s determined to prove she’s a talented historical
interior designer. To do that she must remain unwavering in her focus
regarding her current project, the restoration of a historical English manor
house turned hotel. The problem is, she keeps getting sidetracked by the
handsome and charming grandson of the owner.

Renowned hotel magnate and business consultant, Evan Townsend is retained
by the board of his estranged grandmother’s company to make
recommendations regarding the failing hotel that could put his grandmother
into bankruptcy. His first chore is to terminate the work Mallory is doing.
She launches a campaign to prove the changes she has made and others she has
planned will benefit his grandmother’s financial bottom line.
Evan’s mounting attraction to the beautiful and clever Mallory has him
reconsidering his stance on her present work, yet he remains resistant to
her requests not to sell the hotel so her work can continue. If only he
could be as unaffected by her kisses.

Both fear the other is using the sexual magnetism between them to get what
they want. Can Mallory and Evan design a way to break through the walls of
half-truths and what-ifs to build a lifetime of love?

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Modern Masters of Their Castles, Book 1

Release Date: March 17, 2020

Ian Chalmers’s dream life didn’t include becoming the Earl of
Hartley or the CEO of Hartley International Shipping, but he obediently
accepted the responsibilities when his father and older brother are killed.
Duty to the Hartley title and business reputation becomes his all-consuming
focus. Ian’s world revolves around unending work and doing
what’s expected of him. Then a nerve-wracking, albeit completely
fascinating, free-spirited female enters his structured life and turns it
upside down.

Allison Moore is the American constructional engineer hired to direct the
repairs on Hartley castle. Despite their instant attraction, Allison
doesn’t appreciate Ian’s high-handed control of everything in
his sphere of influence. Still she’s determined to placate the vexing
‘master of the castle’ in order to get the job done, bringing
her another step closer to achieving her life’s goal of having a home
of her own. Her strategy is complicated then frustrated when Ian’s
kisses prove so delicious her treacherous heart undermines her immunity to
his charm.

With the project almost complete and their sizzling interlude ending, Ian
and Allison must decide what they want most in life. Is it possible
they’ve each been laboring towards the wrong goals? Could what they
have with each other be the cornerstone of true love?

 

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 Susan Carlisle’s love affair with books began when she made a bad
grade in math in the sixth grade. Not allowed to watch TV until she brought
the grade up, Susan filled her time with books. She turned her love of
reading into a love of writing romance. Susan has currently authored more
than thirty books for the HarperCollins Harlequin medical imprint. Her
Modern Masters of Their Castles trilogy is under her own imprint. Her heroes
are strong, vibrant man and the women that challenge them.

In her past life Susan has been a full time mother to four children, a high
school substitute teacher and now when she isn’t writing she is busy
being a fun grandmother. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband
of over thirty-five years. Susan loves castles, traveling, sewing and reads
voraciously. Visit her at www.SusanCarlisle.com

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Hollywood Player Release Blitz

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Hollywood Name Game, Book 3

Contemporary Romance

Date Published: September 17, 2020

 

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She has zero friends . . . and is wary of men, living life as a
recluse.

His only friend is 90 and when she dies, he’s adrift.

Can a dyslexic actor and a shy loner find happiness together?

Famous from the time she was fourteen, London Russell lands the cover of
Sports Illustrated to cap off her modeling career. Leaving the fashion world
behind, she follows her dream of becoming a singer-songwriter. Thanks to an
ex-boyfriend’s vicious attack on her, London becomes a recluse who
turns out hits but never tours—and can’t trust a man. Her life
changes course when she encounters a Hollywood screenwriter and director and
agrees to write the theme song for their next movie.

Knox Monroe grew up as America’s darling, a child actor featured on
several popular television series. After his mother’s betrayal, Knox
drops out of sight, returning years later to make the successful transition
to adult roles. A known womanizer and loner, Knox meets London by chance.
Through her connections, he winds up with the lead role in a new
movie.

Will London be able to open her heart and move past Knox’s player
reputation? And will Knox knock down the emotional fortress that he’s
built around his heart?

In Hollywood, anything’s possible. . .

Hollywood Player is the third book in the Hollywood Name Game series. Each
book in the series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of
order.

 

 

Other Books in the Hollywood Name Game Series:

 

Hollywood Heartbreaker

Hollywood Name Game, Book 1

Release Date: August 6, 2020

 

From internationally bestselling romance author Alexa Aston comes a
stunning new Contemporary Romance series. Book One in the exciting Hollywood
Name Game series has arrived. Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

 

Being late to an interview lands her the biggest job opportunity of her
life.

He may be rich and successful—but he’s just this side of
miserable.

Can a wannabe be The One for the biggest star in Hollywood?

Cassie Carroll came to Hollywood with big dreams that never materialized.
Acting isn’t even on the back burner anymore—it’s
completely off the stove. Working for a third-rate agent, Cassie hopes to
land a new job that will give her credibility, as well as help pay the rent.
Late to her interview, she swerves to avoid hitting a dog—and totals
the car of Hollywood’s leading action superstar. Surprisingly, she
walks away from their encounter with a job—as the sexiest man
alive’s personal assistant.

Rhett Corrigan is bored with the movies he makes and the drop-dead gorgeous
model he’s dating. He’s afraid that Hollywood has typecast
him—and that he’ll never be able to break out of his action mold
and try new acting challenges. When Cassie Carroll literally slams into his
life, she brings a breath of fresh air and common sense to his world. She
pushes him to be a better actor and a better man

Can these friends become lovers—and can their love survive—in a
tabloid-happy town that thrives on rumors and backstabbing?

 

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Hollywood Flirt

Hollywood Name Game, Book 2

Release Date: August 27, 2020

 

From internationally bestselling romance author Alexa Aston – Book
Two in the exciting Hollywood Name Game – a stunning new contemporary
romance series. Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

 

She’s Hollywood royalty whose trail vanished a dozen years ago.

He doesn’t do relationships and thinks commitment is a four-letter
word.

They Google each other . . . and sparks fly . . .

Sydney Revere, the daughter of a famous movie couple, left Hollywood behind
over a decade ago. Christened The Wild Child by the media, she reinvents
herself as a serious student who becomes an attorney and marries a safe,
predictable man. When her husband cheats on her and the law loses its
glitter, Sydney returns to Hollywood. Her father hires her to storyboard his
upcoming movie, No Regrets—and then stuns Sydney when he offers her
the job as his assistant director.

Dash DeLauria is a rising actor who hasn’t trusted a woman since his
mother left. He’s now the guardian of his mentally-challenged brother.
Dash is looking to grow professionally and after he wins the lead in No
Regrets, he finds he’s lost his heart and soul to Sydney. With both
their careers on the upswing, life is sweet.

But Sydney’s ex-husband isn’t finished with her yet.
Discovering who she really is—and that she’s wealthy—he
tracks her to California, ready to start over with her again.

No matter what it takes . . .

Hollywood Flirt is the second book in the Hollywood Name Game series. Each
book in the series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of
order.

 

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Coming Soon:

Book 4 – Hollywood Double

Book 5 – Hollywood Enigma

 

 

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“Bunker!”

London looked up and saw a dog bounding her way. Before she could react,
the golden flash crashed into her table, spilling her glass of tea
everywhere. She opened her mouth to speak and the dog jammed his nose into
her crotch. Mortified, London tried to push it away.

“Bunker!” she heard a second time. Looking up, London saw Seth
Walker dashing toward her, a leash with a dangling collar in one hand. No,
not Seth Walker. The actor who played Seth Walker in her favorite movie
franchise.

The one whose name escaped her as he arrived at her table.

His cobalt blue eyes looked even bluer against his tanned face and
sun-kissed blond hair. If Adonis had come to life, he would be this
man.

“I’m going to kill you,” the actor growled, frowning at
the dog. “I mean it.”

The golden retriever buried his nose against her leg.

London burst out laughing.

“I apologize for my dog’s lack of manners.” He reach to
latch onto the dog but Bunker was having none of it. He wriggled even closer
to London, mashing her skirt against her. The man’s hands froze. She
knew he hesitated because it might be hard to get a decent grip on the dog
without invading London’s very personal space.

“I give up,” he said in frustration. “Do you think you
could help me out?”

“It’s my favorite thing in life to help a man in
need.”

Wait . . . was she flirting? She never flirted. Ever. Ever. Ever.

He smiled then, exposing even, white teeth against his tan. Amusement lit
his eyes.

“Hand it over.” She reached out and he surrendered the collar,
still attached to the leash.

She pried the dog’s nose away from her and looped an arm about him as
she slid the collar over his head and lowered it to where it sat loosely
around his neck.

Bunker’s owner knelt and tightened the collar. “I won’t
fall for that look again,” he told the dog.

“What look is that?” she asked.

He grinned. “The pathetic one that tells me his collar is too tight.
The one that got me to loosen it up, which was all the invitation he needed
to slip out of it and make his way lightning fast to the most beautiful girl
on the block.”

London sensed the blush creeping up her neck. To distract herself, she
reached out to pet the dog. Her fingers glided through his silky, golden
fur.

“Mind if I sit?” the handsome actor asked.

“Be my guest.”

He sank into the chair next to her and ran a hand through his thick hair.
London suddenly wanted to run her fingers through his hair and not
Bunker’s. She averted her eyes and focused on the dog again.

“I owe you a drink. At the least. For Bunker’s impertinence.
And for making this mess.” He glanced at his watch. “I guess
it’s too early for a glass of wine.”

She grinned. “It’s never too early for wine. I spent a lot of
years in Tuscany. I’m surprised my father didn’t give me wine in
a sippy cup for breakfast.”

He laughed and she liked how his eyes crinkled up when he did. How the
smile touched his mouth as much as his eyes. Seth Walker didn’t smile
much on screen but this actor did in real life. It made her pulse quicken.
Suddenly, she recalled his name. Knox. Knox Monroe.

“Then wine it is. Anything in particular strike your fancy in the
middle of the afternoon?”

“I love a good red. No matter what time it is.”

He gave her an appreciative nod. “A good red for a beautiful redhead.
I like it.”

 

About the Author

Award-winning and internationally bestselling author Alexa Aston lives with
her husband in a Dallas suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark
chocolate and plots out stories while she walks every morning. She’s a
binge fiend (The Crown and Ozark are favorites) who enjoys travel, sports,
and time with her family.

Her historical romances bring to life loveable rogues and dashing knights,
while her contemporary romances are light and flirty and sometimes contain a
bit of suspense.

 

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