Blog Tour – Hidden Depth by Brenda Rothert

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I had it all.
Breaking into the entertainment business as a teenager wasn’t easy. I spent years of my childhood traveling, auditioning and hoping my big break would come. And when I did, I rose to a level I never imagined.
Elle Tyler: model, singer and actress. I couldn’t go anywhere without security anymore. It was everything I ever wanted and more – fame, fortune and worldwide recognition. At age twenty-four, I was living a dream.
But a single act of violence shattered my fairytale existence. In a matter of seconds, all the goodness in me was ripped to shreds. Overnight, the people around me dropped away, moving on to find the next big thing. I gave up on myself, becoming a woman so dark and forlorn I no longer recognized myself.
But the stranger who saved me that day, Justin Lockhart, never gave up on me. He still saw light through my darkness. And as we grew closer, I started to see it, too. And I also started to see that before that terrible day, maybe I didn’t really have it all. Maybe I was always missing the only thing that really matters.

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I THOUGHT I HAD wrapped my arms around the world. Fortune and fame are the ultimate dream, right? But when an act of violence shattered all my notions, I was forced to face painful truths. It wasn’t until I’d lost so much that I found the one thing that really matters— and the place that made anything seem possible.

“IT’S PERFECT,” MY ASSISTANT Chloe says, grinning proudly as she tucks a loose strand of my hair into the floppy beach hat.

“I’m not sure I’d use that word,” I say, giving her a skeptical look.

“Don’t be hatin’ on the hat. It’s a perfect disguise hat.”

“It’s a beach hat, and it’s February in St. Louis. How is this not going to draw attention?”

She lowers her brows and tries to fold the sides of the hat down. “You think it’s easy making a redhead incognito? A redhead who happens to have one of the most recognizable faces in the world?”

I roll my eyes at that. “Stop. You don’t need to kiss my ass.”

“I know. But I saw a BuzzFeed article this morning about the most recognizable faces in the world, and you were one of them.”

My lips part with surprise. “Really?”

She nods and then stands back to eye the bright pink hat. “With the sunglasses, I think we’ll be ready.”

When she breaks out a pair of black sunglasses with round lenses large enough to hide half my face, I roll my eyes. “Those are the very definition of conspicuous.”

“Hey,” she says defensively. “I did the best I could. That little souvenir shop was the only place I could find with hats.”

“When I sent you out to pick up something, I was thinking like . . . a hoodie. Not Jackie O doing a flamingo impression.”

“It’s a short trip from the room out to our bus. Just keep your head down.”

There’s a knock on the door to my suite, and when Chloe opens it, my bodyguard Andre walks in. “Ready, Elle?”

“Yeah, yeah,” I mutter, noticing his smirk. “Laugh it up.”

“It’s just that it’s sort of a . . . loud disguise.”

Andre kind of looks like The Rock, if The Rock had gotten his nose broken lots of times in fights, and if he were covered in tattoos. Andre’s usually pretty quiet, and since he’s only been my bodyguard for a few months, we’re still adjusting to each other. I’m not quite comfortable firing off a comeback at him yet.

“I’ll give you that,” I say with a sigh.

“I’ll carry that,” he offers, reaching for the bag thrown over my

shoulder.

“Thanks.” I hand it over, wincing a little.

“How’s the shoulder?” he asks, his brows lowering with concern.

I give him a half shrug. “It’s sore.”

At my concert last night, I hurt my shoulder while dancing. I just twisted it in a funny way on accident, and by the end of the performance, it was throbbing. The doctor who travels with me on tour said I have to go to the hospital for tests when we get to Chicago later today. I’m not looking forward to that, and I’m also not canceling the Chicago show if he suggests it.

“You’ll be okay,” Andre says. “You’re only twenty-four, so your body heals fast.”

“How old are you?” I ask him.

“How old do you think I am?”

I can’t believe we haven’t had this conversation yet. I squint as I look him over— laugh lines, grayish temples, and all.

“Thirty-five?”

“Thirty-eight,” he says, opening the door for Chloe and me.

Chloe is wheeling a giant suitcase behind her, and Andre insists on taking it, as well as the bag she has slung over her shoulder.

“The other bus left half an hour ago,” she says. “Ours is waiting.”

I nod, my mind already moving on to Chicago. It’s one of my favorite places to perform. My backup dancers and other crew members ride on another bus, because I like to decompress when I’m on the road. It’ll just be me, Chloe, Andre, and our driver on the main bus.

I’ve come a long way from my days traveling between county fairs to perform in talent shows. At the time, I didn’t even realize how rigorous a schedule it was. Now I think back and wonder if my parents were confident I’d get a break, or if they thought they might be sacrificing everything only for me never to make it.

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Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.

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Review – Come Closer by Brenda Rothert

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****Please note….to avoid all spoilers and to avoid probably one of the most surprising plot twists I have ever read, this review will be short on detail so I can be very care not to ruin it for anyone.  It will, however, tell you exactly how it made me feel…****

OK…I have to be honest, I’ve been reading a slew of new-to-me authors and haven’t had much luck.  I truthfully had never heard of Brenda Rothert until she paired up to write a series with Chelle Bliss last year.  Holy smoking goodness!  Shame on ME!!!  What a hidden gem she is, one that shines brightly and flawlessly.  Come Closer so completely refreshing in both plot line and human emotional endurance.  The chemistry between our heroine and hero is palpable and scorching…but not in a way you expect at first.  It’s their emotional bond that is the focus of this book and it was so beautiful and pure, it took my breath away.  This book had such a different story line to it, I was sure there was  no way this would work for me, but this author has a talent with her words and the ability to sweep you to a new dimension in which time and distance and boundaries have no meaning.  The superbly written characters were brutally honest and it made their stories so gut-wrenching, I was moved to tears on more than one occasion.  It moved at a brisk pace that was easy to keep up with.  The moments between our hero and heroine were passionate and fierce, their devotion to each other complete and with no limits.  The plot twist was of epic proportions…normally plot twists can kill a story or make it and this one makes the story even more dynamic.  Surprisingly, there were more than one!!!  You can expect so much with this one book…love, danger, violence, sex (wow…when it happens, it is just magnificent), secondary characters who will leave you gasping and aching in both triumph and tragedy, and probably one of the most romantic and spectacular happy endings you will ever have the pleasure of reading.  Where this author has been hiding my whole life is beyond me but if this is just a taste of her work, I’m pretty sure her stories could become my new addiction.  Come Closer is so thought-provoking and real…there are no words to do it justice and it moved me on so many levels, I had to take a day to recover.  I rarely buy paperback books anymore but I’m buying this one.  It’s earned a place on my keeper shelves and is probably one of the best books I have ever read.  I recommend it to every reader, no matter the genre of your preference.  It’s guaranteed to touch you and stay with you for the rest of your life.  5 stars don’t do it justice…more like 10.

 

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Sometimes appearances deceive. Take me, for instance. I look like a respectable doctor with his shit together, but the rural Montana mental hospital I work at is actually a sanctuary from my demons. At just thirty-five years old, I’ve already failed on an epic scale. Treating patients at Hawthorne Hill is part of my atonement.
I’ve found peace when a new patient turns me inside out. Allison Cole is a beautiful, haunted survivor who fell into silence after witnessing a murder. But even without words, I’m drawn to her. The closer we get, the more I’m tempted to cross my professional boundaries and give in to my desire.
Soon I find myself in a desperate race to put the pieces of Allison’s silence together. Her life becomes inextricably entwined with mine as I fight to save the second chance I never thought I’d have. I’ll break whatever rules I have to in order to protect this woman who’s been to hell and back. For her, I’ll do harm.

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Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.

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Blog Tour – Dirty Secret by Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert

 

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DIRTY SECRET by Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert

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*STANDALONE – ENEMIES TO LOVERS ROMANCE**

Agent: Kennedy Barnes
Target: Phoenix ‘Nix’ Ash
Crimes: Hacker and Heartbreaker
Mission: Get Close and Survive

After living her life in the shadows as the daughter of a congressman’s secret affair, Kennedy Barnes joins ‘Project Greenlight’ – a clandestine intelligence organization. She’s out to prove she’s more than her father’s dirty secret.

One of her first assignments is simple. Get close to Phoenix Ash, collect enough evidence to put him away for life, and get out unscathed.

Phoenix Ash is a world renowned hacker. He’s pulled off some of the biggest heists in modern history, but never leaves a trace. He knows people are after him and that every day may be his last, but when he meets Kennedy Barnes everything changes.

Lines are blurred and secrets are exposed as Phoenix and Kennedy both discover they do have a weakness – for each other.

This is a STANDALONE novel, but is interconnected with Dirty Work, which is now available.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

BRENDA ROTHERT:

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Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.

 

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CHELLE BLISS:

HeadshotChelle 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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Cover Reveal – Come Closer by Brenda Rothert

 

Today we are sharing the cover reveal for COME CLOSER by Brenda Rothert. This book is a contemporary romance, standalone, title that will be released on February 7, 2017. Check out the pre-order links below to reserve your copy now!

 

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Come Closer by Brenda Rothert

An adult standalone, contemporary romance

Coming February 7, 2017!

PRE-ORDER IT NOW!

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Book Blurb:

Sometimes appearances deceive. Take me, for instance. I look like a respectable doctor with his shit together, but the rural Montana mental hospital I work at is actually a sanctuary from my demons. At just thirty-five years old, I’ve already failed on an epic scale. Treating patients at Hawthorne Hill is part of my atonement.
I’ve found peace when a new patient turns me inside out. Allison Cole is a beautiful, haunted survivor who fell into silence after witnessing a murder. But even without words, I’m drawn to her. The closer we get, the more I’m tempted to cross my professional boundaries and give in to my desire.
Soon I find myself in a desperate race to put the pieces of Allison’s silence together. Her life becomes inextricably entwined with mine as I fight to save the second chance I never thought I’d have. I’ll break whatever rules I have to in order to protect this woman who’s been to hell and back. For her, I’ll do harm.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

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Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.

AUTHOR LINKS:

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Release Blitz – Hooked by Brenda Rothert

 

Today we are celebrating the release of HOOKED by Brenda Rothert. This book is a contemporary sports romance title. Check out the links below and find out how you can read chapters 1-4 on Instafreebie right now!

 

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From the author of the On the Line and Fire on Ice hockey romance series comes a sultry novel featuring a brooding NHL player who’s hell on skates—and the no-nonsense woman who forces him to clean up his act.

Miranda: Even though I’m broke, putting myself through college, and working two jobs, I’m trying to make the best of it. Meanwhile, Jake Birch, hockey’s hottest bad boy, lives in a luxury hotel in downtown Chicago—and still complains about every little thing in his penthouse. But after I tell him off, instead of getting me fired, Jake requests me as his personal housekeeper. Then he starts flirting with me. Only I’m not flirting back . . . at least, I’m trying not to. Did I mention that he’s hockey’s hottest bad boy?

Jake: I’ve met the best woman at the worst possible time. Miranda is the fire to my ice—a sexy, charmingly candid spark who breaks down my walls and reminds me what it’s like to feel again. But I’m being forced to date my team owner’s daughter to keep my job, so I can’t be caught with Miranda. Still, we’re getting closer—until Miranda finds out about my “girlfriend.” And that’s not the only secret I’ve been keeping. But Miranda’s the one I want . . . even if she doesn’t believe me.

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You can read chapters 1-4 of Hooked on Instafreebie!

Chapter 1

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Chapter 3

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

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Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.

AUTHOR LINKS:

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Cover Reveal – Dirty Secret by Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert

 

Today we are celebrating the cover reveal of DIRTY SECRET by Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert. This book is a contemporary romance, standalone, title that you won’t want to miss! Check the links below to pre-order it, or the previous book in this standalone series, Dirty Work.

 

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DIRTY SECRET by Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert

Coming January 17, 2017 – Pre-order available now!

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Book Blurb:

*STANDALONE – ENEMIES TO LOVERS ROMANCE**

Agent: Kennedy Barnes
Target: Phoenix ‘Nix’ Ash
Crimes: Hacker and Heartbreaker
Mission: Get Close and Survive

After living her life in the shadows as the daughter of a congressman’s secret affair, Kennedy Barnes joins ‘Project Greenlight’ – a clandestine intelligence organization. She’s out to prove she’s more than her father’s dirty secret.

One of her first assignments is simple. Get close to Phoenix Ash, collect enough evidence to put him away for life, and get out unscathed.

Phoenix Ash is a world renowned hacker. He’s pulled off some of the biggest heists in modern history, but never leaves a trace. He knows people are after him and that every day may be his last, but when he meets Kennedy Barnes everything changes.

Lines are blurred and secrets are exposed as Phoenix and Kennedy both discover they do have a weakness – for each other.

This is a STANDALONE novel, but is interconnected with Dirty Work, which is now available.

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Amazon US | iBooks | Nook | Kobo

Pre-order it in paperback

Add it to your Goodreads TBR Pile

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PREVIOUS NOVEL IN THIS STANDALONE SERIES

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DIRTY WORK

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Buy it in paperback

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

BRENDA ROTHERT:

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Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.

 

AUTHOR LINKS:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | | Wattpad | Amazon

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CHELLE BLISS:

HeadshotChelle 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.

 

 

AUTHOR LINKS:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram | Google+

 

 

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Blog Tour – Drawn Deeper by Brenda Rothert

DRAWN DEEPER by Brenda Rothert is now LIVE!!

This is the 3rd standalone novel in the Lockhart Brothers series
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I’ve come undone. For years I thought the world looked at my family and saw perfection. I was a busy surgeon and my wife was devoted to our two boys. But her devotion crumbled as her alcoholism took over. The outside world saw all too well what I wanted to deny.

Ten months ago she filed for divorce, packed up and moved away. To where – I don’t know. Nor do I care. But my boys do. And they’re left with me, a man who never learned how to be the dad they deserve.

Just when I’m starting to pick up the pieces, my world is rocked again by the last woman I’d expect. Given her past with my family, she’s a bad idea. But I’m drawn like a moth to a flame. I can’t stay away, even though I know this, too, will eventually crumble around me.

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Gene’s Diner had a full lunchtime crowd. I waved at the co-owner Margie on my way to meet Mason at the booth he was sitting in.

“Hey,” I said as I slid in.

He shook his head. “Those scrubs could get you so much ass, man.”

I looked down at my green surgical scrubs and then back at him. “Women aren’t thinking about sex when they see me, dumbass. They’re either sick or worried about someone who is.”

“Right.” Mason’s eyes widened like the answer was obvious and I was still missing it. “Someone could turn to you for comfort after seeing their cousin in the hospital—”

I rolled my eyes with disgust.

“—hear me out, man,” he continued. “For something completely non-life threatening. Like maybe her cousin had an ingrown toenail removed.”

“Which would definitely not require hospitalization.”

He shrugged. “Maybe the whole toe, then. Anyway, her cousin’s gonna be fine. And she’s single and eager to sneak off to an empty room with the hot doctor who saved him.”

“There are so many things wrong with that scenario.”

“But one thing that’s very right.” He nodded knowingly.

“For a guy in a committed relationship, you’re still kind of a douchebag about women.”

That got a dramatic eye roll from him. “There’s nothing wrong with casual sex, Kyle. Nothing. As long as both people are single, legal, and they both know the deal.”

“A woman is the last thing I need. The last one gave me enough grief to last a lifetime.”

“Kim was a psycho bitch. Find someone normal.”

Margie cleared her throat next to us. “What can I get you boys?”

We ordered burgers and fries, and she rushed off to the next table.

“Let’s not talk about Kim,” I said to Mason.

“Okay, I’m almost done. You shouldn’t have married the first woman you slept with.”

I arched my brows. “You guys have mentioned that four or five hundred times already.”

“I’m not saying you should get married again. Not this soon. But you could use a friend with benefits, you know?”

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AUTHOR BIO:

Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.

Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/BrendaRothert
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