Release Day Blitz & ARC Review: The Fortunate Ones by R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey’s next romantic comedy, THE FORTUNATE ONES, is available now! Read a sneak peek below and be sure to pick up your copy today!

 

About THE FORTUNATE ONES

At Twin Oaks Country Club, there are the fortunate ones, and then there are the rest of us: the waiters, the caddies, the valets, and in my case, the cabana girls. Most days, I’m poolside in a pleated skirt, dishing out margaritas to tycoons and titans. It’s not exactly my dream job, but it does come with one perk…

James Ashwood.

He’s my silver lining in a custom black suit.

Besides being a legacy member at the club, he’s a tech mogul and Austin’s most eligible bachelor. Oh, and those dimples? Yeah, they make my stomach dip too.

On good days, I catch his sleek Porsche winding down the tree-lined drive. On better days, I steal a glimpse of his handsome profile as we pass in the hall. And on the absolute best day, I find him alone at the bar, looking for company.

“Come have a seat.”

Those four little words set me down a path I never could have imagined. Private planes, penthouse suites, and temptations around every corner make it impossible to keep my distance. His world feels decadent and wild—but overindulgence comes with a cost. Every kiss comes with strings. Every erotic encounter is a promise I’m not ready to keep.

When I pump the brakes, he hits the gas. James doesn’t want to go slow—he wants a commitment.

And the thing about the fortunate ones?

They’re used to getting what they want.

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“I missed you today,” he says, his heated gaze lingering on my body.

I step back, and he follows.

He looks like he’s cornering his prey.

“Apparently not enough to make it to dinner,” I point out icily.

“I called the restaurant and told them I’d be late. Didn’t they tell you?”

I cross my arms and glance away.

“Brooke.” He steps closer and gently lifts my chin, forcing me to look back at him. “Fight with me tomorrow.”

I narrow my eyes, angry with him for shelving this discussion so casually. To him, it doesn’t matter that I sat in that restaurant alone, looking like a fool for nearly two hours. He’s brushing off my anger, stepping closer and forcing his way past my defenses.

“I think I’d like to talk about it now.”

I catch the beginning of a smirk just before he leans in to kiss my cheek.

“Are you sure there isn’t anything you’d rather be doing right now?”

He uncrosses my arms and brings them up over his shoulders then steps closer, towering over me. My arms tighten around his neck, but still, I turn away, keeping my mouth from him. His breath hits my neck and he pulls me taut against his hard body, growing more impatient with every moment I try to resist.

“Brooke,” he whispers huskily.

My eyes flutter closed as he bends and presses a kiss to my cheek, my chin, then lower, tipping my head back so he can reach the smooth recess at the nape of my neck. I shiver and he groans, obviously aware of what his touch is doing to me.

 

About R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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First, I just want to say that I enjoyed this eARC. It’s different than what I was expecting, but still great. Thanks to the author for providing me a copy in exchange for a honest review. I’m giving it 4 out of 5 stars.

 

This was well-written, and very entertaining (I laughed and cried and swooned), but based on the summary, I was expecting a whirlwind romance. And while there was romance, it wasn’t the main part of the book. There was pretty much zero romance for the first half of the book. And even for some time after that, it still wasn’t super romantic.

 

Even though I’m a die-hard romance fan, and pretty much want it to be a major plot in the books I read, I still liked this story…a lot. The characters were amazing (Brooke, James, and Ellie to name a few), and I enjoyed their interactions. There was a healthy dose of drama with the going ons at the club, the attraction between Brooke and James, etc., so beware if drama’s not your thing.

 

James is definitely going on my book boyfriend list. He’s such a sweetheart, and I just love him to bits. I liked Brooke for the most part, but sometimes I just wanted to shake her and tell her to knock it off and open her eyes. She came to the right conclusion eventually, so points for that.

 

This was a fast, enjoyable read. I can’t wait to see what the author publishes next, and to go back to read her older books. Definitely check her out if you haven’t already! And might I recommend Scoring Wilder by her? It’s fantastic!

 

Z Resurrected: The Zombie Blog Tour Hop

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Title: Z Resurrected

Authors: Dana Fredsti, Tom Leveen, Joe McKinney, Eric A. Shelman, Mark Tufo, & T.M. Williams

Genre: Short Stories, Anthology, Horror, Zombies

Publication: Half Light Publishing; October 14, 2015

ISBN: 978-0692556160

 

In this anthology, six horror authors revisit some of their most infamous zombie characters, resurrecting the undead. Contributing authors to Z Resurrected are some of horror’s best, who have each carved a distinct path in the world of zombies: Dana Fredsti, Tom Leveen, Joe McKinney, Eric A. Shelman, Mark Tufo, and T.M. Williams.

 

Giveaway is US only (sorry!)

 


 

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Find Out More:

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Excerpt

 

RILEY V

Resurrection: The Final Path Home

 

By Mark Tufo

 

 

Chapter One

 

For those unfamiliar with me, my name is Riley and this is my story, I am a dog, specifically an American Bulldog according to the two-leggers, yet the heart of my wolf ancestors still beats loudly within my chest. The fact I am a ninety pound female and a mere three summer seasons old should in no way dissuade you from how tough I am. Unlike what some misinformed scientists have claimed, I am self-aware. I love my pack of humans, I enjoy television, although for the most part, unless a cat is falling off of something I find it boring. I can see colors and I thoroughly enjoy human food more than the cardboard kibbles they place in my dish. I just have the good grace to not beg at every opportunity like Ben-Ben, yet if he gets something I will make my presence known. The night the world changed, the only ones of us who survived were myself, Jess the teenaged girl who is easily my favorite, her infant brother Zachary, and Ben-Ben the Yorkshire Terrier who I have been learning to tolerate. I hadn’t gotten a decent night’s rest since they brought him back from the animal dumping facility, or to you humans, the pound. And last, and definitely least, the last sole survivor was the cat, Patches. I’d promised that one day I was going to catch that little fleabag and…well, let’s just say it wouldn’t have been pretty. Yet she proved herself alongside Ben-Ben numerous times as we escaped various hardships on our quest cross-country to reunite Jess with her old boyfriend Justin Talbot.

 

I guess I’ll start at the beginning because two-leggers tend to be so busy they forget things, including taking their dog out on a proper walk. The day the alphas brought Ben home, I was mourning the passing of my friend George the English Bulldog, who was perhaps the most majestic animal I’d ever known. Yes, the new guy was originally known as Ben but he would get in so much trouble the humans would have to say his name twice to get his attention, and so it stuck as Ben-Ben.

 

“Ben.” Normal conversational tone. Then a much louder, “BEN! Get out of the trash!”

 

“Ben. BEN! Stop eating your crap!”

 

“Ben. BEN! Stop tearing the couch up!” You get the point; eventually it was just easier to say Ben-Ben.

 

I don’t know what the two-leggers were thinking if they thought this thing could ever replace the irreplaceable. Then the zombies came and that little crazy dog stood paw to paw with me on the top of the stairs as we defended our home. I’d thought we’d lost him. He somehow found his way out of the pile of zombies and so began our trip. The five of us were heading to a place called Colorado, to Jess’ old boyfriend, someone she’d had to leave behind after the great move.

 


 

Author Bio

 

Mark TufoMark Tufo

Mark Tufo was born in Boston Massachusetts. He attended UMASS Amherst where he obtained a BA and later joined the US Marine Corp. He was stationed in Parris Island SC, Twenty Nine Palms CA and Kaneohe Bay Hawaii. After his tour he went into the Human Resources field with a worldwide financial institution and has gone back to college at CTU to complete his masters.

 

He has written the Indian Hill trilogy with the first Indian HillEncounters being published for the Amazon Kindle in July 2009. He has since written the Zombie Fallout series and is working on a new zombie book.

 

He lives in Maine with his wife, three kids and two English bulldogs. Visit him at at the links below for news on his next two installments of the Indian Hill trilogy and upcoming installments of the Zombie Fallout series.

 

Goodreads | Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon

 


 

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Zombie Tour Date: Oct 27th

Tour Stops

 

Dana Fredsti

Host: Stefani @ Caught Read Handed

Tom Leveen

Host: Tika @ Fangirl Confessions

Joe McKinney

Host: Ashley @ Books Blogging Beauty

Eric A. Shelman

Host: Emily @ Emily Reads Everything

Mark Tufo

Host: Nicole @ Boundless Bookaholic

T.M. Williams

Host: Bex @ Aurelia {lit}{geek}{chic}