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Marcie Shumway | Top Five Favorites About the 425 Madison World + Giveaway!
Author Guest / February 11, 2020

Being part of the second season of the 425 Madison Series has been an honor. It is the first time I’ve been involved in something like this and the experience has been wonderful! In HIS LAST RIDE we meet Cody and Payton, childhood friends, as they connect after years apart and explore if they can be more. Now to my favorites of 425 Madison. . . My Favorite local nightspot in the 425 Madison I have to agree with Allie York on Monterrey’s. It is the perfect spot for everyone from 425 Madison to unwind. Welcoming to all with food, alcohol, and music. It doesn’t get much better than that! My favorite 425 Madison neighbor is: Harley Wagner. Who doesn’t love a handsome cop that is loyal and protective?! You see it in ‘Love Under Construction’ with the fact that he opens his apartment to his friend Jamison Phoenix and again while he stands up to Olivia for how she treats his friend. Harley also shows his protective side with Payton and helps her when she least expects it. The 425 Madison favorite mode of transport: Walking, definitely. Everything, well almost everything anyway, is within a short distance of the…

Leigh Lennon | Top Five Favorites About the 425 Madison World + Giveaway!
Author Guest / January 28, 2020

We asked the authors of the 425 Madison Ave series about their favorite parts of the 425 Madison world. Join the group during each release about the best parts of the series! My next release is a sweet but emotional best friends to lovers! Here’s a little to expect from Must Love Forever: An Irish hottie – CHECK New York – CHECK Lover of all things pink – CHECK Suspense – CHECK Crazy funny side characters – CHECK Bianca and Mick will grab your hearts with both the history they share and the love they build! My favorite 425 Madison neighbor is: I love Mallory Greer. She is seen in both Must Love Coffee as Gwen’s close friend and as a true confidant to Bianca Rodriquez. The 425 Madison favorite mode of transport: I love the subway. There are so many cool things about the subway, but the coolest is to be able to people watch. And Bianca loves to take it because it means she’s not walking around in her pink heels. My Must see NYC landmark: I personally love Central Park because there are so many fun things to do there. In Must Love Coffee, they go to…

Allie York | Top Five Favorites About the 425 Madison World + Giveaway!
Author Guest / January 14, 2020

We asked the authors of the 425 Madison Ave series about their favorite parts of the 425 Madison world. Join the group during each release about the best parts of the series! A special message from Allie York, author of Just A Little More. The first release of the second season of 425 Madison Ave series: I am so excited to be the first book in the second season of the 425 Madison Series! Season one was the most amazing project I have ever been part of. In Just A Little More you meet Pipper and Derek, characters introduced in my first book in the series, Just Swipe Right. Piper and Derek are in for a wild ride on their way to happily ever after. Now on to my favorites about the 425 Madison world. My favorite local hang nightspot in the 425 Madison world: Monterrey’s, the bar down the street from 425 Madison. They have live music, a bar, and food. It’s where all of 425 Madison goes to unwind after work! My favorite 425 Madison neighbor is: Crazy Sara Beaumont (I mean, who doesn’t love her?) She’s ballsy and sexy. Sara knows exactly what she wants, which is…

C. Lesbirel | Author-Reader Match: SIGHTSEEING IN MANHATTAN + Giveaway!
Author Guest / July 23, 2019

What I Write About: I love to write contemporary romance novels which are deliciously sweet with a sprinkling of sexy. I started out writing with my best friend under the pen name, Autumn Ruby and had tons of fun creating hot military alpahas who feature in our Hot Hero series. Sightseeing in Manhattan is my first official solo publication and I had the best time writing it as I’ve revisited all my of dancing days, which gives the story and characters authenticity and keeps them relatable. About Me: I live in England, UK and I’m basically a country girl trapped in a city life but I’m making it work. By day I’m busy working but luckily I drive a lot so get to sing along to all my favourite country songs which always inspires new stories. I have two daughters who I live for and a hubby who feeds me too much salted caramel and encourages my crazy ideas more than he should, but I love him for it. Fun fact, I have a serious addiction to flamingo’s and will buy pretty much anything if it has a flamingo on it. What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match:…

Katy Ames | Author-Reader Match: ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE
Author Guest / July 2, 2019

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present KATY AMES!  What I Write About: Contemporary Romance. Sometimes sassy, sometimes angsty, always with top-notch steam and a swoon-worthy HEA. About Me: Boy mom. Bourbon drinker. Binge-reader since I could hold a book. I love adventure, on and off the page. But I love naps even more. What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: Someone who loves getting swept up in a romance. Someone who’ll binge-watch every episode of Jane the Virgin because the love is epic and the #girlgang is strong (and because Jane writes romance, too!). Someone who’ll read their favorite books over and over because the characters are real, damn it, and you have to check in every once in a while to see how they’re doing. What to expect: Heroines learning to be brave. Heroes who fall hard and love forever. Flirty banter, toe-curling steam, and sweet as sin heat. Romances that get a little messy before ending happily ever after. Giveaway: Comment to Win $10…

Sylvia Kane | Author-Reader Match: BACK FOR MORE + Giveaway!
Author Guest / June 10, 2019

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present SYLVIA KANE! What I Write About: Contemporary romance that’s heavy on the steam, with a lot of emotion and character growth. My heroes and heroines aren’t cookie-cutter…they’re real, but lovable people who have to find a way to be together. My latest release is Back For More, a brother’s best friend romance set in Manhattan about a Wall Street attorney who can turn anyone’s head and his best bud’s little sister, for whom he’s always carried a torch. About Me: Thirty-something lawyer-turned-author who’s a bit of a cynic but absolutely believes in true love. I’ve always had a bit of a perfectionist streak, and am naturally high-strung, but writing helps me relax. I’m an avid volleyball player, and just starting out with gardening. My six and three-year-old girls keep me busy, and insane! My husband of ten years is amazingly supportive of my writing career. What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: Doesn’t mind scorching scenes that send your heart…

Aubree Valentine | Author-Reader Match: LOVE UNDER CONSTRUCTION + Giveaway!
Author Guest / May 21, 2019

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present AUBREE VALENTINE! What I Write About: Heartwarming contemporary romance with laugh out loud moments. My current release, while not about those striking hot cops – does feature a cameo by one of NYPD’s finest AND guarantees to tug at your heartstrings. About Me: Thirty-something woman, living in the suburbs and dreaming about small-town life seeks fans of real-life love stories with all the feels. What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: Someone who doesn’t mind head-strong (and sometimes a little damaged) leading characters. Must love sexy and sassy banter Enjoys books where friendships and family are just as important as the romance Appreciates everyday heroes and those men/women in uniform What to expect: Sometimes adorkable declarations of love Swoon-worthy alphas who still believe in opening up doors A HEA that will keep you believing in love. LOVE UNDER CONSTRUCTION by Aubree Valentine 425 Madison Avenue Book 6 Jameson She hates me. I can’t say I blame her, in fact, I…

Lauren Helms | Top 5 Things to Nerd Out to in Boyfriend Maintenance
Author Guest / April 30, 2019

Hello, hello! My new release, Boyfriend Maintenance, might not be about hot gamer boys, but it stays true to my tagline, Nerdy and Flirty. I wanted to highlight a few things I totally nerded out to in the book. There are few definitions for the word nerd, but I like “a single-minded expert in a particular technical field” the best. With that being said, the following topics that are absolutely nerd-worthy from Boyfriend Maintenance… 1) Skee-Ball The popular arcade game is so much fun I have to play it whenever I’m someplace that has it. The carnival, any arcade, the bowling ally (yeah I know, but honestly, I’d rather Skee-Ball than bowl). I don’t remember how my love for Skee-Ball came up in a group chat between myself and the other 425 Madison authors, but somehow I was challenged to write Skee-Ball into my story. Challenge accepted. The whole premise of Boyfriend Maintenance starts and ends with Skee-Ball. 2) Grilled Cheese I love giving my characters a favorite food. The only downfall to this is because I write about the food obsession I end up obsessing about it as well. In this case, Emmy King was utterly in love with…

Kay Gordon | Author-Reader Match: TWO FOR HOLDING
Author Guest / April 9, 2019

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Kay Gordon! What I Write About: I love to write contemporary romance that involves strong relationships between not only my main characters but the supporting cast as well. I can always be counted on for taking my characters on a journey- some that hit you right feels- but that just makes their happily ever after even better! About Me: Author is an over-enthusiastic woman looking for someone who can appreciate a good mix of meet-cutes and slow burns, with independent heroines and heroes who aren’t afraid to prove why they’re a good match. Author loves to write in awesome children, modeling after her own sweet kids (who sometimes make her want to pull her hair out!) What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: A reader who knows that sometimes the build-up makes the relationship sweeter. A reader who isn’t afraid of the twists and turns that get us to the HEA. A reader that enjoys imperfect heroines who fall for…

Allie York | Author-Reader Match
Author Guest / March 19, 2019

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Allie York! Writes: I write sweet contemporary romance with a bit of steam. Each book comes as a standalone and with a happily ever after. About: Southern hopeless romantic seeking lovers of swoony romance staring sassy heroines and the tolerant men who love them. Ideal reader match: -Loves books set in the south (mostly) -Understands that every good love story has hills and valleys -Loves sassy heroines -Loves all kinds of heroes from the hopeless romantic to alpha males What to expect: -Swoony happily-ever-afters -couples so madly in love they can barely function *** About the 425 Madison Series Welcome to 425 Madison Ave the perfect place to fall in love. Nine delicious romances set in fast-paced & sexy NYC just waiting for you to read. The series features stories from some of your favorite romance authors: Leigh Lennon, MK Moore, Allie York, Aubree Valentine, Kay Gordon, Lauren Helms, Sylvia Kane, Katy Ames, and C. Lesbirel. Join these authors as they come…