Gigi Gallo’s childhood was filled with the roar of a motorcycle and the hum of a tattoo gun. Fresh out of college, she’s about to start working at her family’s tattoo studio — Inked. But when she shows up the first day, she never expects to run into someone tall, dark, and totally sexy from her not-so-innocent past.
Pike Moore is a bossy biker with a cocky attitude and an even bigger ego. He came to Inked to start over. New town. New job. New roots. None of that included coming face-to-face with the hot chick who spent a week in his bed before she vanished without a trace.
But when Pike’s dark family history catches up with him, can he stop Gigi from being caught in the crossfire?
Flame is book one in the Men of Inked: Heatwave series by USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss. The Men of Inked: Heatwave series features steamy romance, hot heroes, and strong women.
Wow just wow this book was amazing. Follow Gigi and a few friends on spring break where she gets the balls to go up and talk to a random stranger in a bar and this guy was fine s hell. Pike was just looking to hang out with some of his friends during bike week and wasn’t looking for anything but hey a hookup with a hot girl isn’t going to ruin his time. Well after 2 weeks together Gigi went out for coffee and never looked back after all they never are going to see each other again. 15 months later Gigi is graduated and is ready for her first official day in the family tattoo shop its all she’s ever dreamed about, plus there was also going to be a new guy starting. Who is there when Gigi walks into the shop Pike of all people, they are both speechless. Twist and turns and a cliffhanger that will leave you wanting more. I’m going to be dreaming of Pike for a while he i just so swoon worthy and sexy as hell, and your going to wish you were apart of the Gallo family.
Review by Twinsie Dee
Chelle Bliss, USA Today Bestselling author, currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She’s written over thirteen books and has three series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.
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Saturday, March 7th, 2020
220 E. Front Street (second Floor)
***Historic Building with NO elevator access****
Bloomington, IL 61701
Facebook Group HERE
Signing is tentatively planned as: VIP Enter: 10-11
VIP signing 12-1
GA Signing 1-3 (with Desserts)
Raffle winners announced immediately following
After Party: Great Gatsby themed at the event venue from 7-9 with jazz music free hot appetizers and cash bar with absinthe cocktails and more.
Your Hosts: Authors Krystle Able and PA/Author Ebony Simone McMillan and writer of Disheveled Book Blog Amanda Lee.
Why We Are Hosting This Event:
The Sugar 4 Spice Author Event is a not-for-profit event that will be a fundraiser for Marcfirst of McLean County. Marcfirst supports people with developmental disabilities and families in McLean County Illinois with opportunities to reach their full potential through a lifetime of meaningful services. Marcfirst provides a continuum of services and supports for families, children and adults throughout their lifetime including residential, vocational development, employment, high school transition and therapeutic supports for children including the SPICE pediatric therapy services that is a program near and dear to my heart and our community. However, this program is severely underfunded with nearly 200 families in McLean County in 2017 were not able to receive the vital supports for their children because of long wait lists and resource availability. Our goal is to help ensure that every child that needs SPICE service receives such services.
To learn more about SPICE and Marcfirst: https://www.marcfirst.org/spice.html
Our Amazing Venue:
Epiphany Farms Hospitality Group in Historic Downtown Bloomington is the place to be on March 7th 2020. This local farm-to-fork restaurant management group owns three restaurants and a special events ballroom and tower room. We will be using their Ballroom and Tower room for this event which offers amazing floor to ceiling windows with views of our historic downtown on Front Street, a beautiful rustic, brick interior, and a parking garage across the street. Their upscale sushi and Asian Restaurant, Anju Above, will be right across the hallway and we are currently working out catering with them for VIP lunch/brunch with authors, as well as a large dessert spread for the event.
To learn more about the event venue visit: http://www.epiphanyfarms.com/
Sophie Kohler knows all about the misfortunes of life. She learned young, people are dangerous creatures that will shove a dagger straight through your skin and into your soul. So when a man in a fancy car starts asking her if she wants a ride, she has no intentions of interacting with him. Benson Knoxx is known for being cold and detached from the world. After losing his family and an ex that tore his world apart, Benson buried himself in his work. He vowed never to let anyone in again. The long dark days bled into the even darker nights. That was until she came along. When her eyes met his, the world started to get lighter. He knew from the beginning, she wasn’t going to make this easy. But when Benson Knoxx wants something, it’s done. Will Benson and Sophie find their way into each other’s heart before the lunatic that’s after her takes away their chance?
Sophie is a strong willed woman who doesn’t trust very many people. She works for everything she’s has and isn’t about to stop reaching for her dreams. When one night she is walking home from work and she is attacked by a stranger and is left for dead when another stranger finds her and offers to take her to the hospital which she refused so he ok her to his house to make sure she was going to be alright. Benson is a stay to himself kinda man and just goes to work and goes home everything he loves has been ripped from his life. Until he sees Sophie walking home and he refuses to leave her alone without knowing she is safe he doesn’t know what’s going on but he as this strange pull too her and the need to keep her safe. Do these strangers become more then that? Wow this book was amazing it ripped at my heart and had so many sweet moments, laughing at the way Bossy Benson and Sophie joke with each other and has you on your toes trying to jump ahead to get the mystery figured out. There are so many twist and turns that you wont see coming and will keep you wanting more.
Review by Twinsie Dee
C.E. Johnson is an author of contemporary and suspense romance novels.
When not writing until all hours of the night (with lots of late night coffee runs), she loves to read books that feature a strong male with a soft spot for his feisty heroine. She prefers stories that rip your heart out completely, then kindly place it back into your chest with a HEA.
She lives in a suburb of Chicago with her husband, two kids, and some spoiled rotten animals.
Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.
My name is Josie Kerr, and I write adult contemporary romance that features ordinary people discovering extraordinary love
When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.
I am pretty much powered by caffeine and SOur Patch kids! And my soundtrack is cop procedurals (L&O, Chicago PD, SWAT, SEAL Team, NCIS: LA)
What are you favorite things about attending signings?
What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?
Carrie Ann Ryan, Susan Stoker, Lynn Raye Harris
When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?
On Monday/Wednesday/Friday, I start about 5 pm and go until whenever. On Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday? ALL THE WORDS
What is your favorite memory so far as an author?
Getting emails from out of the blue, sharing their stories as to how relatable my books are.
Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?
The book that I most prize is a 17th century German translation of Robinson Crusoe.
What are your social links?
http://www.facebook.com/AuthorJosieKerr; iG/Twitter: @AuthorJosieKerr
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Have you ever wondered what would happen if aliens suddenly began appearing on Earth?
I have an answer for you. The world loses its sh*t!
Aliens are a part of everyday life in the year 2020. They have jobs, drive super high-tech cars, and even live next door to you. Crazy right?! But with our new extraterrestrial guests came new laws. Laws which I get to help uphold in my new job as a guard at the max facility that holds some of the most dangerous intergalactic species the Earth has ever seen.
My close encounter, however, isn’t at all what I was prepared for. Three aliens housed in the facility are making my job much harder than it needs to be. Not only have they taken up space on my planet, now they’re slowly stealing space in my heart.
My name is Alie Greshem and I’m about to take you on a ride that’s literally out of this world…
**This is a Reverse Harem Alien Prison Romance with tons of laughs, lovers, and a few interesting sexual appendages the normal human wouldn’t have**
*This is a standalone novel
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
This book is a funny as hell, sexy, and fun RH with Aliens. I mean why not right??
The story is super fast paced and you are laughing through the entire book due to Alie’s convicts. There were times I was a little out of the story because of Alie’s inner and outer dialogue but I pushed through and it got better. There were times the story seemed rushed but I consider this a novella and so that is also to be expected.
This book was seriously just what I needed after reading a heavy book. I have never read a book from Emma before and read a lot of KB’s so I kind of knew what to expect going in. I think the book is some fun and hawt reads for a cold wintery day like I was having when I read it.
A pseudonym used by Susanna Kearsley
K.B. Everly is a USA Today Bestselling author from Southern Mississippi. She has one daughter, a puppy, and two cats who she claims are stealing her soul in only tiny doses so she won’t notice. She can be found (or not found) hiding from her tiny human so she doesn’t have to share her snacks. Usually it’s in the closet. What free time she has is used fighting with Malegficent, her prosthetic leg, or stuffing her face with copious amounts of coffee and candy as she types away on her next book.