COCKY CAPTAIN is HERE! COCKY HERO CLUB 1st Wave of Releases

RELEASE BLITZ
Cocky Hero Club
Release Date: May 17, 2020



 Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.

Cocky Captain by Ellie Masters

Ex-fighter pilot, Logan Reid, is exactly the kind of man I despise. He’s a cocky jet jock, a former Navy Blue Angel, and full of all the arrogance that comes with being the best of the best.

I’m an ex-Zoomie, an Air Force tanker pilot. The rivalry between our sister services is nothing compared to that between fighter jocks and tanker pilots. We’re bitter rivals and I’m low-man (woman) on the totem pole

The last thing I need is to spend six hours at thirty-five thousand feet locked in a cockpit with the cocky captain. But I have no choice. I’m his co-pilot, and we’re taking the CEO of Montague Enterprises, and his family, on a mini-vacation to the Grand Caymans.

We have three days on the ground before we fly back.
Three long days in paradise and he wants to spend them all with me.

I have a thing for fighter pilots.
It isn’t animosity, exactly, but rather a deep-seated dislike. They get all the glory while the rest of us sit at the butt end of their jokes and wither beneath their ridicule.
I hate fighter pilots. There, I said it. I hate the arrogant pricks with a passion.

But after one look into those magnetic eyes, and the devastating wink which follows, I’m thinking of throwing caution to the wind. What harm can come from some innocent flirting? Besides, it’s not as if my job is at risk.

I’m not prepared for the air to sizzle when he’s close.
I’m not ready for our explosive chemistry when he touches my skin.
I’m not equipped for the fallout when our three days come to an end.
And I never expected to fall in love.

But all good things come to an end.
I wasn’t prepared when I walked away.
And I wasn’t ready for what came next.

He’s arrogant.
He’s cocky.
He’s determined to get what he wants.
And he’s refuses  to let this end.
He’s fighting for a forever…with me.

But, I’m not ready for our beginning.
He’s arrogant enough to prove me wrong.

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Cocky Duke by Annabelle Anders

Mrs. Ambrosia Bloomington, now a widow, is ready to start a new life amongst Mayfair elites without the overarching reach of her late husband, Mr. Harrison Bloomington.  With her trunks loaded safely onto her own private carriage, she’s ready to face the world as an independent woman in Regency London.

She does not, however, bargain for cocksure Frenchman, Mr. Charles Cochran Bateman coming along and turning her very ordinary journey into the adventure of a lifetime.

She does not bargain for his laughter, his enthusiasm, nor his Joie de vie.

And blast and fiddlesticks, she certainly is not expecting to experience the sparks that charge the air between them.

And, it seems, apparently, neither is he…


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Mother Clucker by Cat Johnson

They say opposites attract, but in this case, they might just combust . . .

HEATHER

Hermosa Beach seems to be the place for throwing together unlikely opposites.

My rooster Rowdy and his new crush, Pixy the goat.

Me and the obnoxiously cocky cowboy from Texas . . .

But unlike Rowdy and Pixy, there’s no way I’m going to fall for David Strickland.

Nope. Not gonna happen. I could never be with a man so completely opposed to everything I believe . . . no matter how hot he is.

DAVID

There couldn’t be two people more different than the beautiful little tree hugger and rooster rescuer Heather and me.

We can’t agree on anything, except that we disagree on everything—some times more heatedly than other times. And believe me, things are starting to heat up between us, in more ways than one.

She’s the last thing I expected to find at an animal shelter in California. But now I found her, I have no intention of letting her go.

I just have to get her on board with that plan.


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Secret Keeper by Christopher Harlan

She was the fruit of a forbidden tree, but nothing in this world was going to stop me from tasting her.
My name is Dylan Murphy, and I work for the rich and powerful of an exclusive Manhattan building. Graham Morgan was my first boss, but soon after I was working with some of the most famous entrepreneurs, business moguls, and movie stars in the city. They trusted me because I always followed the cardinal rules:
Never betray secrets. And never, under any circumstance, get personally involved.
I’d never dreamed of violating my professional mantra.
Not until she walked past me.
The look we exchanged that night set my body on fire, and I knew right then and there that no matter the consequences, she was going to be mine. But she was one of them—off limits and out of my league, but she was the kind of woman who I was willing to risk everything for.
I keep other people’s secrets for a living, but the biggest secret of all might be my own.


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Sexy Suit by J.H. Croix

When I met Ryan, I might’ve been trying to break into his basement.

It was for a good cause. I swear. Also, my dog broke in first.

Ryan Blake is jaw-dropping handsome, wealthy & cocky. Not quite my type. By some miracle, he doesn’t call the police on me when he catches me trying to rescue my dog. He even fetches a doctor for me. Don’t ask why.

I don’t figure I’ll see him again. Then, I do. Then, he kisses me. Once. Twice. Is three times the charm? To be honest, I swooned at the first kiss.

All swooning aside, we are seriously opposites. I wear cowboy boots and skirts. He wears suits and ties. He’s all New York City. I’m a Southern girl looking for a new start. We even talk at different speeds.

The list of things I don’t expect from Ryan is long. I don’t expect him to think twice about me. I don’t expect him to nearly bring me to my knees with a look. I don’t expect him to be so much more than I ever imagined.

I absolutely don’t expect to fall for him. So hard I’m skidding sideways just to catch my balance.


GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50365243-sexy-suit


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Wicked Bedmate by Jenika Snow

Getting fired and humiliated in front of everyone at my newly acquired secretarial job at Morgan Financial Holdings wasn’t how I’d seen my day going.

And then chaos—or maybe luck—ensured.

I was set up on a blind date, shocked that my former boss was giving me a month’s severance, and had the perfect interview lined up.

Maybe things were looking up for me after all.

And although finding a man should have been on the bottom of my to-to list, I couldn’t get Jason—the uber sexy blind date—out of my head. Sexy and confident—or maybe arrogant—he had me yearning for more with just a smoldering look and a smirk of his lips.

But when a night of drinking leads to getting in bed with him and having the wildest, most intense night of my life, I didn’t know if I should ask to see him again, or do the good old walk of shame.

And it’s when I walk into my interview the next day and come face-to-face with my prospective employer that the reality of my situation sinks in.

Because there, sitting across from me with that devilish smile on his face, that knowing expression of what we’d done the night before, is the one and only Jason, my supposedly one-night stand.

Looked like my humiliation wasn’t over just yet.


GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52258070-wicked-bedmate


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Lucky Bastard by Kaylee Ryan

Emma

When my best friend Aubrey asked me to tag along to an event with her, I never could have imagined that it would be the day that my life changed forever.

He’s arrogant and demanding and doesn’t take a hint. Landon Barker, the quarterback for the Hermosa Beach Trojans, is a player on and off of the field. He’s got his sights set on me as his next play, but I see right through him. Aubrey says I’m overreacting, that I should give him a chance. What she doesn’t realize is men like Landon don’t fall for the girl next door. That’s not reality. She got her fairytale, although it was a long road. Not all of us are that lucky.

Landon

She’s a friend of our new kicking coach’s wife. When I ask Chance for her number, he tells me I have to find a way to get it myself.

Nothing when it comes to Emma has been easy. She’s the first woman ever to turn me down, and that won’t do. However, as time passes, it’s about more than that. It’s about her smile, her laugh, and just spending time with her. She thinks I’m a player, and she’s right. What she doesn’t know is that I play to win, and her heart is the ultimate trophy.


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Cocksure Ace by K. Webster

I’m a fighter.
At least that’s what my daddy always told me.
It’s in our blood.

Hard work, hustle, and a little Hennessey is the Reid motto.
He taught me to fight for everything I wanted in life.
Take down those who threaten the dream.

My dream is to marry the perfect man.
That man is my father’s best friend and I won’t stop until I have him.
And at Daddy’s wedding in Costa Rica, I plan to make that dream finally come true.
Then, my life will be smooth sailing.

Until a chance flight with an arrogant pilot throws me off course. 
Literally. 
Camilo’s decisions affect my future, and I can’t allow anything—not even a cocksure, ridiculously hot idiot—to stand in my way.

Problem is, he fights back.
Every battle I’ve won in life, he shoots down and exposes me for the fraud I am.
Trapped in paradise with my devilishly handsome nemesis seems like one of the seven circles of Hell…and, boy, is it getting hot around here. 

He’ll strip me of my armor.
Remind me of my past.
Force me to rethink my future.
And help me live in the moment.
Will he steal my heart too?

One thing’s for sure.
This girl won’t give up without a fight.


GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52361220-cocksure-ace


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Clutch Player by Nikki Ash

Harper
I fell in love when I was sixteen. Landon was my entire world and I thought he would be my forever. But I was young and dumb, and with one error in judgement, I destroyed any chance of a future we could’ve had together, along with our hearts.

Twelve years later and I’m going through the motions of life, but not actually living. Which is why I let my friends, Bridget and Simon, set me up on a blind date. Turns out, it’s not so blind after all. Because the man sitting in front of me is the same man who’s held onto my heart all these years.

Landon
They call me a Clutch Player because I’m good under pressure and quick on my feet. I was also quick to fall in love. The first time it was with baseball, the second was with Harper. And for a short time I had them both.

Until I lost Harper and all I had left was baseball.

For years, I focused on my career. I had accepted that baseball was my one true love.

Until I saw her again. I never imagined we’d ever get a second chance, but now that she’s sitting right across from me, I know there’s no way in hell I’m going to let her go again.


GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52190483-clutch-player


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Sexy Scoundrel by Raisa Greywood

Carlina Perez is in way over her head. Unexpectedly jobless and fostering an exotic pet with an insatiable appetite, this pastry chef needs a new gig faster than she can whip up a batch of scones.  But when she’s tapped to serve as the personal chef to a haughty tabloid regular, she only considers the job out of sheer desperation. After all, Giorgio Acardi may be filthy rich and intoxicatingly handsome, but he’s also a first class scoundrel.

Giorgio Acardi has it all:  money, fame, an endless string of beautiful companions, and the respect of his colleagues and rivals. From the outside looking in, his life is perfect. So perfect, in fact, that he’s even got his eye on a new personal chef. She’s talented and gorgeous, and it shouldn’t make a difference whether she hates him or not as long as she does the job. But there’s something about Carlina that Giorgio just can’t resist, and he hasn’t enjoyed success by backing down from a challenge.


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COCKY HERO CLUB

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Ellie’s May Monthly Book Update

What’s coming this month?
Cocky Captain is coming on May 17th!! This book is a Laugh out Loud Erotic Romance with Witty Banter and Sizzling Hot chemistry between ex-Navy Blue Angel fighter pilot, Logan Reid, and Angel Mars, ex-Air Force tanker pilot affectionately called ‘the Angel of the skies!’ You can sign up for a one-time release alert here: elliemasters.com/CockyCaptain PreOrder link will be coming soon!

What’s coming next month?
I have some amazing news! Forest’s FALL will be releasing in June! Keep your eyes peeled for the epic conclusion to this multi-series crossover event! Preorder now to get it delivered straight to your kindle on release day: elliemasters.com/ForestsFall

What I’m writing?
I’m writing Mistletoe Mischief, a billionaire romance for the holidays! It’s sinfully sexy, sizzling hot, and involves a beach and couple’s romantic retreat. If you want to receive release news, sign up for a one-time release alert here: elliemasters.com/MistletoeMischief

I’m also thrilled to announce the beginning of a new series: Guardian HRS. This series will take part in Forest’s world. As we all know, Forest loves rescuing people. He’s established the Guardian Hostage Rescue Specialists an elite para-military group of hostage rescue specialists called Guardians who are out to save the world one life at a time. I’m excited to be bringing this series to life and anticipate the release of the first book early in 2021.

What else can we expect?
Firestorm is my contribution to K. Bromberg’s Everyday Heroes world and has a release date!!! Firestorm will be released on August 27th!!!! Asher is a hotshot firefighter and the chemistry between him and heiress, Evelyn, is smoking hot. Like an inferno! A Firestorm!

  • Book Release Schedule
  • May 17th: Cocky Captain
  • June??: Forest’s FALL
  • August 27th: Firestorm
  • November: Mistletoe Mischief
  • 2021: Launch of Guardian HRS series
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Ellie’s Monthly Book Update

What’s coming this month?
Ivy, book 4 in the Ties that Bind: Auction night series is releasing on April 8th! Gah! That’s right around the corner. It’s sizzling hot and we finally get to spend time with Master Edge (~le swoon)!!!

What’s coming next month?
I will be releasing Cocky Captain, my contribution to Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward’s Cocky Hero world!!! We will match up an ex-Navy, Blue Angel fighter pilot with an ex-Air Force tanker pilot, Angel…get ready for not only a battle of the sexes, but Navy vs Air Force, and tanker pilots against those hotshot fighter jocks! This is a really fun book with off the charts chemistry!

What I’m writing?
I’m writing Mistletoe Mischief, a billionaire romance for the holidays! It’s sinfully sexy, sizzling hot, and involves a beach and couple’s romantic retreat~

What am I editing?
I finished edits on Firestorm, this is my contribution to K. Bromberg’s Everyday Heroes world. Asher is a hotshot firefighter and the chemistry between him and heiress, Evelyn, is smoking hot. Like an inferno! A Firestorm!

What I’m proofing?
I am proofing Forest’s FALL…I know. I know! This is THE BOOK everyone is waiting for! And I have a surprise because…do I tell you now? Nah, we’ll keep that update for later…

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Stranded on a Desert Island

Ever been stranded on a deserted island?

Yeah, me either BUT if I were – these three books are a total necessity:

I would NEED Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series. It’s simply amazing writing and world-building and honestly, I could re-read those over and over and over again.

I’d take the Dead of Eve series from Pam Godwin, because it’s fucking sexy as hell.

And I think I’m cheating because I’m taking a series of books instead of three individual books.

As for the last one, Anne Rice’s entire Vampire book series. So incredibly rich and detailed!

What about you? What three books are on your desert island book list?

👀❤U

Ellie

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To Read or Not To Read Reviews?

In the author community, we segregate into two different camps.

Those who read our reviews…
Those who don’t…

I fall into the first category.

You might wonder why would an author NOT read their reviews?

It’s a great question and there are a variety of answers.

Some authors will tell you the negativity impedes their creative process. Others will tell you negative reviews make them want to quit.

I agree with both those statements, but since I began my writing journey in a critique group, I’m rather immune to criticism.

But bad reviews are difficult if you don’t look at them with a critical eye.

I read all my reviews. I want to know how my stories resonate with my readers. What they love and where things fell flat.

My goal is to improve. My greatest fear is stagnation. My writing should continue to get better and I read all my reviews, the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Hopefully, this makes me a better writer.

xoxoxo

Ellie

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Vision Boards (and why I hate them)

Show my story outline/vision board? These are terrifying words.

My process is NO process. I’d love to think I was one of those writers who was totally OCD with a picture-perfect story outline and vision board, but the truth is ugly.

I don’t.

Like, my mind doesn’t work that way. If I have to stop and create a vision board, search out all those pictures of people who ‘inspire’ my characters…my mind literally stops in its tracks.

I find it paralyzing rather than freeing. And I love other authors who post all these pictures of their inspirational characters. I love that they have a vision of who their characters are. It is awe-inspiring.

For me, it’s a process of discovery. I don’t have all of that down. I travel that path with you, my reader, learning little things about the characters as we go along.

So, I apologize. I have no story outline, or vision board, to share with you, and I prefer to keep those things loose.

That’s where the magic really happens!

xoxoxo
Ellie

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Reflecting on FOUR years of publishing

Way way way back before I ever published, I ran across a very talented critique partner in Critique Circle. This is an online forum where aspiring writers come together to critique each other’s works and improve upon their craft.

I made so many juvenile mistakes in my writing. My words got picked apart, all those mistakes revealed to me along with how I could improve them.

I count my time in Critique Circle as my crucible. It’s where I learned to write.

One of my first critique partners was Pam Godwin, an incredibly talented writer and we began critiquing each other’s words very early on. She was working on her first book, DEAD OF EVE, (https://amzn.to/2wiYYsK) and I was working on mine, VENDEL RISING (https://amzn.to/2x1ceCO), published under my sci-fi pen name, L.A. WARREN.

Pam’s critiques were always spot on, she gave it to me straight, always delivered constructively, but never sugar-coated. I grew as a writer because of her.

She went on to publish years before I took the plunge and I’ve devoured all of her books. I’m still privileged to Beta read but her skill honestly has surpassed my critique skills.

I finally published my first novel, not Vendel Rising, but rather CHANGING ROLES, (https://amzn.to/32MMx4M) one she constructively ripped and shredded until I finally made that story shine.

That was four years ago. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. If you’re into dark books, a little PNR romance, love reading RH done right, I encourage you to read her Dead of Eve series. Pam Godwin ripped my heart out with the second book, and I still haven’t forgiven her for that, but it was one of those hurt so good moments…GAH, thinking about it still brings tears to my eyes.

Anyway, she’s writing this dirty dark Pirate book called SEA OF RUIN, a dark historical pirate romance (https://amzn.to/39pR0fW) and you really should consider reading it. It’s going to be phenomenal!

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I need to confide in you!

I need to confide in you. Recently, I had to delete over 5000 words, that’s about two chapters worth of content because my characters were going off-script.

I tell you, these people in my head DO NOT like following directions. And as they wander from here to there, sometimes I need to break out the whip and snap them back in line.

Do you have people in your head clamoring for you to tell their story? I’d love to know. And if they are, who do you think will be in charge once you start writing?

I know for me, I’m seldom the one in charge. My characters always go off-script. Sometimes that’s awesome, but sometimes it’s simply too much and they are headed in the wrong direction.

I’m happy to let them lead, but sometimes…yeah, sometimes I just gotta crack that whip!

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The Ties that Bind: Auction Night…The cast of MICHELLE

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Meet the cast of MICHELLE from the Auction Night series in The Ties that Bind.

Don’t forget to PREorder your copy! elliemasters.com/Michelle

Michelle is a vivacious blonde bombshell who’s often been compared to Marilyn Monroe. Deeply submissive, she’s in love with her Dom, Tank.

Tank is an ex-Marine, ex-prize fighter, who’s built like a tank. His body is an artist’s dream of clean lines, hard edges and ripped muscles…Until you get to his face. Marred from an artillery explosion, a fine network of scars covers over half his face, and his nose has been broken so many times it finally gave up on ever being straight, and his ears are what you would expect from a boxer clubbed too many times. His face is a lumpy mess of the most imperfect beauty.

I’d love to see how you envision Tank given that description. Don’t be shy…post some inspiration in the comments below.

PREorder your copy! elliemasters.com/Michelle

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A look into the Creation of Forest’s Fall

I wanted to share an intro from one of my blog posts aptly titled: The Agony of Forest’s FALL…

I’m about a third of the way into writing Forest’s FALL. This story is going to be bigger than I originally thought. I can feel it. At 35,000 words, the first pivotal moment has arrived. My gut twists as the words flow from My-Mind-to-the-Page. The knots twist and turn with the agony of this scene I just finished. It’s raw and ugly, painful and heart-breaking. Yet, it’s only the beginning of Forest’s FALL.

If you want to read more, click on over to my blog and see what else I had to say about writing this amazing book!

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