Happy Book Birthday Playing the Spanish Billionaire and His Family of Convenience

The Whole Latte: Playing the Spanish Billionaire by MK Meredith is a Spanish Adventure set in the heart of Barcelona. This romantic city has everything you need for a romantic escape; amazing food, fine art and lots of sexy men. It’s been a long time since I’ve travelled to Barcelona but I would never refuse the opportunity to visit again. A highlight of my trip was the Picasso Museum and indulging in the food.

From the quant streets sprinkled with restaurants and shops to the majestic landscape, MK has masterfully captured its beauty, aroma and sensual gastronomic experience. If you’ve never been, this book will leave you craving the many flavors of this Mediterranean city. I will never experience a tomato the same way again 😉

What will London do when she discovers that her financial state is about to change her life forever? London will stop at nothing to take care of those she loves, even if it means sacrificing her own happiness for it. Her job allows her to travel but with so many secrets it’s hard to find time for love.

Manteu is unable to balance his family’s business and his own professional career. When a solution to fix his situation is presented to him will he cheat his way to success?

I look forward to the next installment of this fabulous European adventure with MK and am patiently awaiting till I can book my next trip!

A two peppers spicy latte hot 2 Jalepenosdelight with the perfect amount of sizzle to make you tingle. Oh, and yes, it’s for mature readers 18+.

Title: Playing the Spanish Billionaire (International Temptation #2) by M.K. Meredith
Release Date: 4/24/2017
About the book:

Mateu Espasa, CEO of Barcelona’s most luxurious hotel, knows how to deliver a five-star experience. When he learns the identity of hotel reviewer, London Montgomery, it seems harmless to play as her local tour guide to make sure she enjoys her stay and places his hotel back in the running for the Elite Life and Travel Magazine’s hotel of fame. But every moment with London makes Mateu want her just as much as he needs that review.

Constantly working to cover her mother’s medical bills, London needs to have a little fun on this vacation. First on her list: Kiss a hot Spaniard, and her knight-in-shining-Armani at the train station seems to fit that bill—he’s local and definitely hot! But when she discovers the man charming her is really CEO of the hotel she’s reviewing—supposedly secretly—she decides to see how far he’ll go to make her dream vacation a once in a lifetime experience.

Mateu shows her the romance of his city and his soul, but when the truth comes out, the fun is over, and it turns out nobody wins in a game of hearts.

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34521948/

About the author:

MK Meredith writes single title contemporary romance promising an emotional ride on heated sheets. She believes the best route to success is to never stop learning. Her lifelong love affair with peanut butter continues. Only two things come close in the battle for her affections: gorgeous heels and maybe Gerard Butler…or was it David Gandy? Who is she kidding? Her true loves are her husband and two children who have survived her SEA’s (spontaneous explosions of affection) and live to tell the tale. The Meredith’s live in the D.C. area with their large fur baby…until the next adventure calls.

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The  Whole Latte:  His Family of Convenience by Amy Ayers is a Spanish adventure set in castle rich with all the trappings fit for a princess!

A one-night stand, a surprise pregnancy and a year of unanswered communication is enough to drive any woman towards a different path.

When March Medina shows up he thinks he has all the information, when he’s caught off guard will Senna use it to her advantage?

A story of second chances when two lovers are reunited. They will discover that family bonds are sacred but when laced with secrets, responsibilities are worthless without love.

A two peppers spicy latte hot 2 Jalepenosdelight with the perfect amount of sizzle to make you tingle. Oh, and yes, it’s for mature readers 18+.

I received this ARC for a fair and honest review.

Title: His Family of Convenience (The Medina Legacy #1) by Amy Ayers
Release Date: 4/24/2017

About the book:

Senna Callas’s one-night stand with her alpha (*****) boss, Marco Medina, was supposed to mark the end of her internship and their ridiculous attraction. After being unreachable and ignoring Senna for a year, Marco sweeps back into the country and summons her to his office, revealing he knows her secret…the secret created during their explosive night together.

Marco is determined to be there for the son he’s just discovered he has, but when it comes to being with Senna, his choices aren’t his own. His meddling family expects him, the firstborn son, to follow through with the arranged marriage set up when he was a child. And Senna has no plans on being his mistress and still resents how her attempts to contact Marco were ignored. The only thing going right between them is the attraction that burns no matter the complicated situation they’re in.

Marco would do anything to protect his family, anything except decide between the legacy he was born into and the young family he’s just found…

Buy links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y16R9KJ/
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iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1222739797/
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/his-family-of-convenience
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34521984/

About the author:

Amy Ayers remembers writing her first fiction as an introspective tween in rainy Portland, Oregon. She took a break from writing to move with her family to the desert of Phoenix, Arizona. She currently divides her time between her writing, her family (including one husband, four boys and two dogs), and her far too lengthy daily commute to work. A life-long lover of literature, she began writing her own contemporary romance in earnest in 2014 and is thrilled to be published with Entangled.

Connect:

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Author Twitter: @amyloomom / https://twitter.com/amyloomom

Tidbits from a few Spicy Latte Heroes Round One

In honor of the WRW Readers and Bloggers Luncheon this weekend I’m highlighting a few authors today on the blog.

It’s time to have a little fun – Enjoy!

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MK MEREDITH

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Ten Tantalizing Tidbits from Ferrara with Love

1. How does it feel to be called an International tycoon?

low chuckle* It has a nice ring to it. Wouldn’t you agree? Though, The Dragon, is much more effective.

2. After reading about pastries and baked goods I think it’s fair to say that women will never look at a biscotti the same way again. Any comment?

Well, De Luca biscotti is known for giving women great pleasure. Though the only woman I prepare my biscotti for these days is Chase Huntington. Nonna would have my hide if she thought I was baking for someone else.

3. Boxers or briefs?

My absolute preference? No clothes at all and with my beautiful woman in my arms.

4. Would you pose for a pin-up calendar for charity?

I would be delighted. Art is beauty, and beauty is to be celebrated. And when we’re finished, I’d make a donation to the cause. My Nonna taught me the value of community, so I’d be happy to help in any way I can.

5. What’s your guilty pleasure? (remember we have a PG-13 audience Drago 😉

*rubs chest with a chuckle* My guilty pleasure would be a well aged Scotch and a great book by the light of a fire. Or…see question #3.

6. Hard Rock or Country?

Hard rock…with a mix of classical and techno.

7. Favorite Movie?

One of Italy’s classics… La Vita è Bella or “Life is Beautiful” .

8. Most romantic thing you’ve done?

I think, a slow, hot, cleansing massage in the shower for the woman I love for no other reason than to take care of and cherish her. But Chase might mention a trip to Rome on my private jet to see Rome by the light of the moon. As a matter of fact, I think both happened in the same evening.

9. You open up your ipod, top five songs in your playlist?

Something by Tiesto
Nessun Dorma by Pavarotti
One by Metallica
Sound of silence by Disturbed
Por ti Volare by Andrea Bocelli

10. It’s Sunday night and the TV is on, what are you watching?

Lucifer with Tom Ellis. He reminds me of someone. *wink, wink*

Thank you for having me, Miss Rae. I love spending time with a beautiful woman.

You are welcome Drago, I had a fabulous afternoon.

EXCERPT:

 

“Oh come now, that’s no way to start off as the new kid in town, is it? Perhaps I might be of some assistance.” A miracle came in the form of a familiar voice that skimmed down her spine for a second time that day. Her glance at his shoes was nothing more than a reflex. Immediate silence followed. “You’re my translator?” Chase looked over the heads of her motley crew and took in her tall, dark, and handsome she’d been sparring with only minutes ago. She could look at this man all day, but right now she needed his voice. “Thank God.” “No, thank Drago.” He flashed a devastating grin, then extended his hand. As she slid her much smaller one into his firm grip, she couldn’t help but feel like she were shaking hands with the devil. Because there was no way God would ever make a man this sexy on purpose.

 

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ROBIN COVINGTON

Fans of Robin Covington get to know her charming Doc Beck from Southern Nights and Secrets.

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Readers want to know…

Beck insisted that he meet you in his favorite booth at the Southern Comfort Diner. When you walk in, he stands and flashes the sexy grin that every woman in the restaurant between the age of 18 to 78 responds to with smiles, shakes of the head and heavy sighs.

As you slide into the booth opposite him you catch a whiff of his spicy aftershave and his own warn scent, unsure whether he smells more delicious than the peanut butter pie and steaming coffee waiting at your place. You realize your staring and shake it off, open your notebook and ask . . .

1.You could have chosen any profession, why a Doctor?

I kind of fell into it. I was huge fu . . .uh . . screw up in school until I went to live with the Landons and then when I finally had someone giving a shit about me doing my homework, I realized that I was really good at science and math. They insisted, along with the Cantrells and Elliotts, that I apply to college and I happened to get a full-ride academic ride to the University of Virginia. Once there, the faculty pushed me towards pre-med and I got a job interning at the hospital. I loved the action and excitement and that I could help people and I figured “why the hell not?” I ended up being very good at it and I love so . . . yeah, that’s it.

2. What’s the most challenging aspect of being a Doctor and working for a woman who you have history with?

Oh man. It sucks and it doesn’t. She’s ready to bust my balls at every turns when I all want to do is have her do something else with them, if you know what I mean? She’s made work a challenge and ruined me for any other woman in my own time. Let’s just say that I’ve done a lot of airplane jumps since she arrived . . .

3. Boxers or briefs?

Probably commando but I’ll let you check if you want.

4. Would you pose for a pin-up calendar if it was for a good cause?

Uh yeah, no problem. Hell, I’d do it even if it wasn’t for a good cause. I’ll do anything once especially if I think it’s going to piss off the stuffed shirts at the hospital.

5. What’s your guilty pleasure?

Other than sex? No – scratch that. I’m never guilty about sex.

I don’t have one. I do what I want and when I want to do it. I never apologize for it and I don’t ask permission. Life is way too damn short to deny yourself pleasure.

6. What is the one thing you need to start your day?

I run. I’m addicted to the adrenaline and its better than coffee.

7. Motorcycle or Car?

I have both so . . . both!

8. Most romantic thing you’ve done?

When Ginger and I were in school together I sweet-talked the librarian into opening up her study carrel for me and I put flowers and her favorite study candy in there. She loved it . . . and showed me how much in the middle of the stacks in the back of the library. Great memory. I’ll have to see if I can get her to do that again . . .

9. You open up your ipod, top five songs in your playlist?

1. Come As You Are by Nirvana
2. Do You Wanna Know? By Artic Monkeys
3. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi by Radiohead
4. I’m Not the Only One by Sam Smith
5. Already Gone by Puddle of Mud

10. It’s Sunday and the TV is on, what sport are you watching? What team are you rooting for?

I don’t sit on my ass and watch sports, I get out and do it. So Sunday afternoon I’m BASE jumping or climbing or something else.

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Author Bio:

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A USAToday bestseller, Robin Covington loves to explore the theme of fooling around and falling in love in her books. Her stories burn up the sheets. . .one page at a time. When she’s not writing she’s collecting tasty man candy, indulging in a little comic book geek love, hoarding red nail polish and stalking Chris Evans.

A 2016 RITA® Award finalist, Robin’s books have won the National Reader’s Choice and Golden Leaf Awards and finaled in the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice, and the Book Seller’s Best.

She lives in Maryland with her handsome husband, her two brilliant children (they get it from her, of course!), and her beloved furbabies, Dutch and Dixie Joan Wilder (Yes – THE Joan Wilder)

Drop her a line at robin@robincovingtonromance.com – she always writes back.

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Falling For You

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Falling for You

Cartoonist and hopeless romantic Sage Mathews has moved home to St. Helena to find her happy ever after. And why not? It’s happened to everyone else in the town where love grows on the vine. She’s even landed the perfect job, head cartoonist for the St. Helena Sentinel—her late grandfather’s newspaper. The only thing more important than finding love is keeping her grandfather’s legacy alive. A hard task when the paper’s sexy and irritating new consultant is determined to digitize her dreams.

Parker Edwards has never measured up in his grandfather’s eyes. So when the opportunity arises to consult for a small town newspaper where the old man sits as a board member, he’s determined to prove his grandfather wrong. Step one, digitize the paper to keep the sinking ship afloat. Step two, get his tiny town tour guide, who happens to be the cute and curvy cartoonist, on board. With the glitz covered cynicism of L.A. in his blood, he can’t wait to do the job and get back to the city. That is, until his sweet new friend with her sexy assets and chocolate brown eyes colors her way into his heart one comic at a time and makes him feel things he doesn’t think he can live up too.

Can small town and big city find their Happy Ever After in St. Helena Vineyards or is love just another romantic notion that is dying on the vine?

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Happy Book Birthday MK Meredith!

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Seducing the Tycoon by MK Meredith is an Italian adventure that is packed with witty banter, sizzle and insane chemistry. Looking for a must read that delivers a quick escape to Italy and includes a man who will charm you out of your shoes ;)? Don’t miss this must read!

Chase Huntington has one goal and that is to make sure that her family’s boutique hotel in Italy opens on time. It’s her chance to prove to her family and herself that she’s the right one for this job!

Drago DeLuca is driven by his desire to make sure his family hotel opens on time. When a larger hotel jeopardizes the family business he will stop at nothing to make sure his future is secure and that he wins.

When Chase discovers Drago’s motive for helping her “succeed” she will have to push through a mountain of a mess and confront him before everything is ruined.  Can his charm fit it all or will the explosion diffuse everything they have both worked towards.

Picture a city where everyone matters and plays a vital role in it’s success. A city rich with history, love and charm. That is what MK has brought to this story.

In addition, MK’s attention to detail is so spot on that I found myself glancing at my vacation photos I took while traveling to Italy years ago and just smiled. MK – you captured it with perfection! Oh…there is one more thing ..I will never look at a biscotti the same way ;).

It’s time to read this story for yourself – Chase and Drago are waiting! With any luck they will discover how much they have to gain and everything to lose in this heat filled romance full of adventure, love and great food! Well done MK – can’t wait for the next installment!

This 2 1/2 pepper spicy latte read may offend some readers and has mature content for those 18+.  two half jalepenos
I received this book from the publisher for a fair and honest review.

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Author Info:

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MK Meredith writes single title contemporary romance novels which promise an emotional ride on heated sheets. A member of several writing groups, she believes the best route to success is to never stop learning.

She’s had a lifelong love affair with peanut butter — the only two things coming close in the battle for her affections are gorgeous heels, and maybe Gerard Butler…or was it David Gandy? Who is she kidding? Her true loves are her husband and two children who have survived her SEA’s (spontaneous explosions of affection) and live to tell the tale.

MK’s been reading romance long before she should have and can’t think of anything better than to fill her life with the promise of happily-ever-afters. When people ask, “Why romance?” She replies, “There is nothing more exhilarating than to write about one of the most powerful entities on earth. Love can be the fall of kingdoms and move mountains, destroy lives and create new life, inspire the dark and summon the light. Love is a challenge, a hope, and a miracle all wrapped into one. Love is life. I write about life.”

The Meredith’s live in the D.C. area with their two large fur babies…until the next adventure calls.

MK Meredith Blitz Day 1: Coffee With and 18 Tidbits!!!

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First, if we were meeting at a coffee shop I’d be drinking a Latte with coconut milk 🙂 What would you order?

I order a Grand Breve Misto…easy on the Breve. (Basically, coffee with steamed half and half) So boring. LOL!

I absolutely loved Seducing Seven from the What Happens in Vegas series. Your book takes place during a Romance Lovers convention in Las Vegas and gives us a glimpse into the life of the fans who want to meet their favorite authors. It was fabulous and I love Seven. There are a lot of books in this series, whose idea was it? I’ve read most of the books in this series and they are all amazing. Did you do any planning together?

I believe the idea came from Liz Pelletier, or a collaboration between herself and her talented kingdom, but I’m not positive. My answer is total speculation. LOL! We all didn’t plot together, but we created a ‘bible’ as we went that helped tie in different information from different books. Really clever IMHO.

For any readers who missed my review here is a link to the review. Right now it’s on sale at Amazon for $0.99 Seducing Seven (What Happens in Vegas)

Congratulations on your newest release Malibu MALIBUSecrets_500Secrets. Were you able to get a few trips for research out to Malibu?

Thank you so much. I think this story is so fun. Addi is full of it and Roque is delicious. Heehee…right up my ally. A couple of years ago, my husband, kiddos, and I went to the west coast and I got to spend a day in Malibu. I loved it so hard! That was after writing Malibu Betrayals but before Malibu Secrets. It was really cool seeing all the places my characters hung out. And to be honest, it is fascinating how accurate I was able to be through google and YouTube!

Do you have any more books planned this series? I am excited to share with readers my thoughts on Malibu Sights tomorrow for the conclusion of my two day blitz!

I have more book ideas, and I have the third book, tentatively titled Malibu Chances plotted out, but for right now we are moving forward with a spin off series called Tempted Abroad. The first book, Tempted in Ferrara, stars hotel heiress, Chase Huntington, Addi’s best friend from Malibu Secrets. It is delicious, decadent fun surrounded by the fantasy backdrop of Italy.

What and when is your next project? I hope we won’t have to wait too long 🙂

My next book coming out is Tempted in Ferrara this summer, then Tempted in Barcelona in 2017. I hope to have more contracted by then too! Fingers crossed. I really love this writing life.

I enjoy following your writing journey on Facebook and Twitter and I hope everyone reading this today connects with you too!

Are you kidding?! The pleasure is all mind. So much so, I feel bad. I owe you a hug and a coffee next time we meet!! This was so much fun. Thank you!

Thanks again for hanging out – I had a blast! Happy Writing!

Squee! Happy reading!

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1. What is a must read book and why?

Anything by Deepak Chopra…he makes you look inside yourself, and I think that is really important in all phases of our lives.

2. What is one place that I should see if I visit your hometown?

Instead of a place, I would recommend visiting Waterford PA during Waterford Days. There is so much rich history of the whole area. George Washington spent time there, and in fact, delivered a letter to the French Fort prior to the French and Indian War. Oh! And don’t forget the Eagle Hotel, and the covered bridges – there are many and they are beautiful. Dang it. I’m not good at only picking one anything…unless we’re talking food, and then I can confidently say peanut butter. And husbands…I really like the one I got! Ha!

3. Castles or Beaches?

Dang it! Why are you doing this to me? A castle…on a beach!

4. What is one thing readers would be surprised to know about you?

I’m not sure readers would be surprised unless we’ve met, but for anyone who knows me…I used to be painfully shy. I totally grew out of that!

5. Hard Rock or Classical? Favorite Band or Artist?

Again with the either or. I love Metallica and Andrea Bocelli. How can I choose?! Right now I’m listening the heck out of Melody Gardot and Of Monsters and Mumford and Sons.

6. If you had an all expenses paid trip anywhere in the world for research, where would you go?

Europe! That way I can be sneaky and visit all the countries there! LOL! If I really, truly, can only pick one, then I guess New Zealand.

7. What is your guilty pleasure?

Movies. I love them. And I am not a picky critique. I usually love all of them. I also love that I can say “I’m doing work.” when watching them, because, you know…research and analysis.

8. What are you afraid of?

That something will hurt my children, or take me from them too soon. 

9. Tats or No Tats? If tats, how many and what did you choose for your first one?

I have a red rose on my right hip that I got when I was 18. It was the first rebellious thing I ever did. I was terrified. I’ve always loved it and sometimes I think I may add to it. I really want a dragon fly designed with my children’s names as the veins of each wing. Someday maybe! I also had my lips tattooed and eyeliner. Just FYI…lips are very painful for something that wears off after a few years because of how much our lips exfoliate. 

10. Organized or Free Floating?

Probably not surprising considering my other very non-committing answers, but somewhere in the middle. It completely depends on what we’re talking about.

11. Binge watcher or weekly viewer? Which show(s)?

I love binge watching, but weekly viewing keeps me more productive.

12. What’s your favorite TV show and why?

Again with the favorite! LOL! I only complain because I’m not good at picking just one. Right now I think my favorite TV show may be Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce…which is funny ‘cause this chick *jabs thumbs to chest* is happily never leaving her husband. LOL! I always tell him, if he leaves, I’m going with him.

13. If you could pick a book you’ve read and make it into a movie, which book would it be (besides yours 🙂 )?

Tessa Dare’s Spindle Cove series. Loved them!

14. What’s your favorite movie of all time and why?

PS I Love You. This movie killed me! Still does, and I’ve seen it AT LEAST 50 + times. No joke. There is something so powerful to me when a loved one could know you so well that they can figure out a way to help you find YOURSELF again. That is so powerful! And my husband very much does this for me. It also inspires me to go after my passions. Anytime I feel discouraged with writing, I watch this movie, and I’m ready to go!

15. Would you rather see a movie in the theatre or at home on DVD and why?

Aaack! I’m so bad at choosing. I love the theater experience, but I LOVE cuddling on my couch. It has to depend on the movie. PS I Love You on my couch, snuggled with a glass of wine and a spoonful of peanut butter, but The Force Awakens at the movie theater. There is no better way to watch that Millennium Falcon scene!

16. What is one thing you can’t live without?

Hugs. I crave them.

17. Do you love to cook or go out to eat?

I love to go out to eat!

18. If you could invite 5 people to dinner (not friends and family – that’s too easy) who would you invite? It could be anyone past or present.

Joan of Arc, Kevin Spacey, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, & Alec Guinness.

Thank you again MK and Happy Writing!

Don’t forget reader to check back tomorrow as I share my thoughts and an excerpt for the Malibu Sights series!