Release Day Blitz: King’s Country (Oil Kings #4) by Marie Johnston

Posted June 7, 2021 by bookstobreathe in Book Blitz/Promo, New Release / 0 Comments

Release Day Blitz: King’s Country (Oil Kings #4) by Marie JohnstonTitle: King's Country
Author: Marie Johnston
Series: Oil Kings #4
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: June 7, 2021
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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I’ve been the wicked witch of King’s Creek since I was eight years old, from my angry red hair down to my ball-busting boots. With a mean drunk for a daddy who left nothing but insults and unpaid bills in his wake, was there ever any other fate? Now his passing has left me one bad turn from losing my land to the neighbors my family’s been feuding with for generations.

So of course it’s Dawson King who comes to my rescue in the middle of a snowstorm. But I don’t care how good he looks in a pair of Wranglers, or how much he spoils my horse, or how great of a cook he is. The Kings already have everything—money, looks, and charm. Dawson’s not getting my heart too.

***

I’m living my dream, I admit it. I took over the family ranch from my dad and grew it into the envy of Montana. I have the best views, the best employees, and the respect of the entire town. The only thing I don’t have is someone to share my dream with. So when my neighbor breaks her leg and nearly freezes to death, I all but kidnap her back to my place to recover.

We grew up less than a mile apart, but we couldn’t be in more different places now. Bristol’s had nothing but pride for so long, it’s hard to get close to her—and I want to get very close. I don’t care if the whole town loves me, I’m only interested in earning the love of one woman. But for a guy who’s got the world at his feet, Bristol’s heart might be out of my reach.

Title: King’s Country

Series: Oil Kings #4

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Author: Marie Johnston

Release Date: June 7, 2021

Excerpt

A furrow developed between his brows. Here it was. The talk I didn’t want to have. “Bristol, about the trust…”

“It’s not my money. I get it.”

“I didn’t know how to tell you. No matter what, you would’ve been hurt and that was the last thing I wanted.”

“So, what exactly is this trust about?” I wanted to hear it from him. My traitorous mind wanted to defend him. He had to be the one to tell me that he didn’t want to marry me. That he didn’t want to give up the money.

He wandered in. I stayed where I was. Getting closer to him was a bad idea when my heart hurt this bad.

“Mama set it up so that we’d each get an equal share if we were married for a year by the time we turned thirty. After that, if we got divorced, our spouse would get half. It couldn’t be touched by a prenup.”

I waited. That wasn’t the part that hurt so much. Oh, it was its own knife through the gut. My logical brain didn’t care that we’d only been dating for a couple of months. Too early to get engaged or married in most relationships. But my heart ignored the major details.

His lips flattened, but he continued. “And if we weren’t married by the time we were twenty-nine, or we got divorced before we were married a year, then the trust went to you and your dad. But since your dad’s gone, it’d go to you.” The last sentence was a whisper.

I shoved my hands in the pockets of my jeans. I’d stuffed my clothes from yesterday in my dirty laundry pile and didn’t care if I touched them again. “I guess Pop would’ve blown it all.”

“My brothers love their wives.”

“But they only married them to get the money.”

Regret rippled through Dawson’s features. “Yes.”

“And the woman Emilia lined up for you?”

“I wasn’t interested.”

“It’s a lot of money.”

“I want you. I want to be with you.” He inched closer. “I want you to get the money.”

So why hadn’t he talked to me? I hugged my arms across my waist. “Don’t.”

“Bristol—”

“No, Dawson. I don’t know what to think.”

“I didn’t want to hurt you.”

“But you did.”


King’s Crown (Oil Kings #1)

Amazon US

After losing my job and my home in the same day, I need a miracle. And that miracle is coming in the form of an interview with the son of a local oil baron, Gentry King. The catch? I have to hop on a private jet with said gorgeous oil baron to get to the interview.

Except, I miss the interview when we get waylaid by a snowstorm. Now I’m stranded with Mr. King. In the same hotel room. With only one bed.

I’ve made a promise to myself—no more women. It’s not like I’m a love ’em and leave ’em kind of guy. They all know the score, and they’re all looking for the same thing I am. But I have to set a better example for my grown sons, who seem to be making all the wrong decisions when it comes to their relationships.

The last thing I need is to be stranded in a snowstorm with Kendall, twenty years my junior and unintentionally sexy. We’re stuck in very close quarters. With no electricity. And no heat other than what we can generate…


King’s Ransom (Oil Kings #2)

Amazon US

When revenge turns into a fake engagement…

It was supposed to be a simple case of revenge: get to know King Tech owner and CEO Beckett King, learn his secrets, and ruin his life like he ruined my brother’s. But Beckett King offers me a deal I can’t refuse.

Not only does he want me to pretend to be engaged to him, he needs to marry me to get his grandmother off his back. And at the end of the year, we can go our separate ways, only I’ll be a whole lot richer.

I won’t fall for his irresistible good looks, or that aw, shucks country-boy charm he still possesses from growing up on a ranch. I’m smarter than that. He has a lesson to learn and I’m the best one to teach him.

But that’s the tricky thing with revenge. It doesn’t always go as planned.


King’s Treasure (Oil Kings #3)

Amazon US

Broke, jobless, and stranded in Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day, I am forced to call my parents for a bailout. Again. A pampered princess and wannabe environmentalist, I know I’m a cliché and would do anything to change it. So when I meet Xander, a struggling photojournalist with absolutely nothing in common with my domineering, millionaire parents, I know just where to go next:

A wedding chapel.

But when I wake up the next day, my matrimonial rebellion comes with an unpleasant surprise. My husband is no penniless globetrotter—Xander King is the son of a billionaire oil tycoon, and my parents couldn’t approve of the match more. Now the only thing that could shock them would be a quickie divorce…except my new husband has a proposition for me.

***

I take one look at Savvy and know I could spend the rest of my life with her. The feeling is mutual…until she figures out who I am. I didn’t mean to hide my identity, and I thought a desire to get out from under the weight of familial baggage was something we had in common. But with Savvy just moments from proposing divorce, I offer her the one thing I’d been ready to walk away from:

A trust fund worth millions.

All Savvy has to do is stay married to me for a year and then she’ll get half—except I have no intention of letting her go after 365 days. I’ve spent a decade running from my father’s disapproval and my brothers’ successes. Now I’m willing to spend a lifetime convincing the woman I love to stay put by my side.


King’s Queen (Oil Kings #5)

Amazon US

Coming August 16th!

When Aiden King asked me out years ago, I couldn’t believe it. Six months later, I went from mousy librarian to wife of the most wanted bachelor in town. Heck, in the state, probably the country. I moved from a trailer house to a mansion by the river.

Turns out, I shouldn’t have believed it. After years of being alone while Aiden put in long hours at the office, I learned his secret. He needed to marry for a year to fulfill his trust requirements, and the nerdy girl from the wrong side of the tracks was an easy target.

I never thought I’d be the girl asking a handsome millionaire for a divorce. Now, I just want to limp my pride back to my family and find myself again. I want to forget the question that’s eating at me. If he only needed to be married for a year, why has it been five years since we said I do?

***

Work has become my identity. I went into the family business and the responsibility is staggering. One mess up and people can I die. I know that all too well and I’ve dedicated myself to doing better. I’m exceptional at my job. Meticulous. Dedicated.

But for a guy who’s such a perfectionist, I really messed up my marriage. It took Kate walking out to get me to wake up and realize what an empty existence I’ve built.

So what does a workaholic do when he realizes his work, and especially the money, means nothing to him? That there’s only one obsession he’s ever had, and she’s staying with her rowdy, overprotective family?

Kate’s always been the only one for me. It’s time for this King is going to loosen his tie and win back his queen.

About Marie Johnston

Marie Johnston is a RITA® Finalist, and a best-selling and award-winning writer of paranormal and contemporary romance – and an avid reader of them both. ​Several years ago, when kids started outnumbering adults in the house, Marie Johnston left her job as a public health microbiologist to stay at home. Settling into working part-time and shuttling kids around gave Marie the opportunity to think about what she wanted to be when she grew up. A die-hard science geek, she explored her previously thought to be non-existent creative side after much time spent making snowman crafts and coloring princesses. Having entertained thoughts of writing a book one day then subsequently deciding it would be too hard, she finally put the figurative pen to paper and began to type – and fell in love with story telling.

Marie lives with her husband and four kids in the Upper Midwest where the summers are gorgeous, the winters are brutal, and spring and fall are luxuries.

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