Nov 24

My Lady Gloriana Release Blast!

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by Sylvia Halliday
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Releasing Nov 24th, 2015
In this twist on the Pygmalion story, a duke makes a wager that he can bed the uncouth Lady Gloriana. But the bet takes on a life of its own…
The year is 1725. Lady Gloriana Baniard is a beautiful fish out of water. Brought up on the mean streets of
London, she is a brash, blunt, obscene force of nature. But thanks to a brief marriage to a disgraced aristocrat, she is forced to live with his noble family and endure the humiliating process of learning to be a lady. Rebelling, she runs away to Yorkshire, where she intends to be a blacksmith, a skill at which she excels. She knows she’ll need a manservant to front for her. When John Thorne appears, she hires him, stirred as much by his irresistible attraction as by his strength.
John Haviland, Duke of Thorneleigh, is an arrogant, indolent gambler and womanizer. Having seen Gloriana just once, he yearns to make her his own. When he learns she has run away from her family, he makes a wild bet with his wastrel companions―he will find the lady and bed her. Disguised as a humble servant, he becomes her assistant, learning the blacksmith trade. The clash of wills between these two proud people creates more sparks than a blacksmith’s anvil, as Gloriana learns to be a lady, Thorne learns humility―and desire deepens to love.
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Nov 24

I’ll Be There Teaser!

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by Samantha Chase
Montgomery Brother’s #6
Samantha Chase
Releasing Dec 1st, 2015
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Book #6 in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Samantha Chase’s popular Montgomery series

This Montgomery Has a Head for Business

Working for Zach Montgomery is challenging on many levels-coming from a wealthy and powerful family, he lives by his own rules and doesn’t answer to anyone. But Gabriella Martine has no intention of backing down. She’s used to handling stubborn men, and it doesn’t hurt that Zach is smart, charismatic…and gorgeous.
And a Heart for Adventure

Zach’s perfect world is turned upside down when a climbing accident leaves him broken, angry, and maddeningly dependent. In his slow quest for recovery, Gabriella is always there to help…but as Zach comes to see his beautiful assistant in a new light, he is forced to re-evaluate what it really means to be a man worthy of Gabriella’s love.
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Reaching across the table, Zach took one of Gabriella’s hands in his and just marveled at how soft it was. He always wondered what her skin felt like and now that he knew, he wanted to feel more. “Don’t leave me. Please.”

Her blue eyes filled with tears and she used her free hand to quickly wipe them away before they fell and then studied their hands on the table. “Zach,” she said softly, “we’ve been over this.”

“I know, I know,” he replied just as softly. “I need another chance, Gabriella. I need a chance to make things right.” He looked up, his gaze meeting hers. “I need you.”

Deciding to be bold, he turned her hand over and twined their fingers together and gently squeezed. He was surprised she didn’t pull away and thought maybe—just maybe—they were making progress. “I know I can’t erase the things I’ve said and done, but if you’ll give me one more chance, Gabs, I promise not to screw up. If I do anything to upset you, you can walk away. Hell, you can slap me in the face, kick me in the shin or throw something heavy at me and I’ll take it. I just…I can’t do this without you.”

Her eyes never left their joined hands.

“I don’t want to do this without you,” he said quietly.

“I’m afraid to…believe you.” He barely heard her words, they were uttered so softly.

Everything inside of him clenched with pain. His always confident, ever-efficient assistant was now distrusting and uncertain—because of him. “I don’t know what to say to make you believe me. Tell me. Tell me what I need to do. Anything. Anything you need from me to gain your confidence, and I’ll do it.”

She looked up at him. “It’s not that easy. Every day I walked into the office, I gave you another chance. Every time you berated me or made me feel like I screwed up and I came back, I gave you another chance. From my standpoint, you’ve had two years’ worth of second chances. I think I’ve been more than generous.”

His other hand reached out to cup her hand in both of his. “I know you have and you have no idea how much I appreciated it.” She looked at him with disbelief. “It’s true! I know I never said it but every morning you were there, I was thankful. Every time you walked into my office, I was thankful. Please. I’m begging here, Gabs.”

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Nov 04

Shattered by Cynthia Eden

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Shattered by Cynthia EdenShattered by Cynthia Eden
Series: Lost #3
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
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Criminal psychologist Dr. Sarah Jacobs is all too familiar with the kind of bad boys who belong behind bars. But the dark, dangerous man she meets in the New Orleans underworld is a new kind of ruthless, and all too irresistible.

Jax Fontaine doesn't claim to be a good guy, but he's loyal to his own code and brutally honest about what he wants. He and Sarah may be worlds apart, but when they're skin to skin, nothing matters but the heat between them.

And when a deranged killer targets Sarah, Jax will do whatever it takes to keep her safe.
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Nov 01

Emma Hart Surprise Release- Blind Date!

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Blind dates are the work of the devil…
I’m a serial-one nighter, and my best friend is my inner slut.
He’s temptation personified, and his best friend is definitely his cock.
Carter Hughes gave me a taste of my own medicine. He wham, bam, thank you ma’amed me into oblivion, and I hell yes, oh God, right there’d him into paradise.
I thought that would be the end—until my mother’s double booking for a consultation winds me right back up at the place I swore I’d never go again. Now I’m fighting for an interior design contract I don’t even want… Just to make a point.
If I get it, the date won’t be the devil.
Carter Hughes will be.

(Disclaimer: BLIND DATE was originally published as a short story in the ONE anthology. It has now been expanded into a longish novella, approx. 47k words.)




Oct 29

Major Misconduct by Kelly Jamieson

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Major Misconduct by Kelly JamiesonMajor Misconduct by Kelly Jamieson
Series: Aces Hockey #1
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
Genres: Alpha Guy, Contemporary Romance, Humorous, Romance, Sports
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As the captain of the Chicago Aces, Marc Dupuis is all business. The apartment he shares with his teammate and best friend, Duncan, is a refuge from the pressures of fame. But when the sexiest woman he’s ever seen interrupts his early morning coffee wearing only a skimpy cami and matching panties, Marc can’t exactly say he minds. Their chemistry is off the charts. Unfortunately, this girl’s no random puck bunny. She’s Duncan’s little sister—and she’s moving in.

Lovey Armstrong could stare at Marc’s chiseled abs and listen to his French-Canadian accent all day. She just has no idea what’s going on inside his head: When he’s not charming her pants off, Marc makes a Zamboni machine seem warm and cuddly. Lovey knows the team’s bro code says no messing with sisters, but all these mixed messages are hard on a girl’s self-esteem—especially since she’s finally getting her new life together in Chicago. She decides he’s worth another shot . . . because if anyone can melt the ice around Marc’s heart, it’s Lovey.
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I love hockey books, I always have, I don’t know why but I totally do. I really always enjoy reading about hot guys on the ice. And I also love books that end up involving siblings, like when a girl dates her brothers best friend, or things like that, it always adds another element of drama, and what can I say I love the drama (doesn’t everyone).

So when this book started I have to admit I was a little off put right from the beginning. I really wasn’t a huge fan of our heroine in the story, and totally understood her brothers reaction. So Lovey is our heroine (I really am not a fan of her name), and she has up and decided to move to Chicago and shack up with her brother while she decides to make it in the big city. Only she doesn’t give her brother any kind of heads up, fully expects him to take her in because he’s a famous hockey player and therefore has the ability too. I really thought she was super rude, all while doing it in the over the top cutesty kind of way, that kind of grated at my nerves. In her point of view she thinks/says things that sound totally ridiculous, like “Holy Cheese Wiz” and a lot of different cheese references when making exclamations, because you know, she’s from Wisconsin, so let’s just stereotype her into that archetype and cheese up (pun intended) her thought patterns. I never grew to like Lovey she was super annoying to me, and honestly, if she had been my sister, she would be staying in a youth hostel as far away from my apartment as possible. But, hey, maybe I’m just mean, and Duncan is clearly a nicer guy then he probably should be.

So because I didn’t really enjoy the heroine in this story, I hate to admit this, but I judged the hero in this tale, for liking her. I kept thinking, really dude, you can’t do better? He’s a nice guy, too nice for his own good I think. He’s clearly represented as being a leader on the hockey team, with a level head on his shoulders, and seriously not a fan of pranks. But I did like that he’s French, or French Canadian (I’m a sucker for the French language), and he is also the kind of stoic like guy, which works for me. I thought he was a good hero, I wish he had better taste in women, but she’s a good looking girl, so we shall chalk to baser instincts, and go from there.

All in all, I wanted to like the book a lot more than I ended up liking it, I am one of those people where if I don’t make a strong connection with both characters, then I don’t enjoy the way I want to. I am always surprised at how much I enjoy hockey books, but this was one of the first that really wasn’t my cup of tea. I think if you are more willing to go from some cheese factor (again, pun intended), then you might like this book, I could see how if you are looking for something to make you smile this might for you, unfortunately it just didn’t hit the spot for me.
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Oct 29

Soul of a Man Sale Blitz!

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by Jamie Begley
$0.99 for a LIMITED TIME!
Dark Souls #1
Jamie Begley
Re-Released Oct 28th, 2015
Young Ink Press
Cara, a powerful Moirae, finds herself stranded on Earth made human by an enemy of her mother, Fate. Lost and alone, she is forced to accept the reluctant help of Jericho Hawk. Jericho is determined not to become involved with Cara, even as their sexual attraction for each other cannot keep them apart. When Cara’s Cousin Grimm appears and proves Cara’s crazy stories are actually true, he must overcome the horrors her mother is responsible for to gain an eternity with the woman he has come to love. 
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Oct 28

Frisk Me is on Sale!

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by Lauren Layne
New York’s Finest #1
Lauren Layne
Released July 28th,2015
Forever Romance

After a photograph of Luc Moretti saving a tourist hits social media, he instantly becomes New York’s most famous and beloved cop. When a major network decides to run a special on the “American Hero,” Luc’s boss gives him no choice but to cooperate in the name of good exposure for the department. Luc doesn’t mind the celebrity status-what he does mind is the gorgeous brunette journalist who’s been assigned to follow his every move. Especially since she also happens to be the same knockout that rejected him rather publicly the week before.

Ava Sims is a woman who gets what she wants. And what she wants is to be CBC’s lead anchor-but to get there, she’ll need to nail the fluff piece on the playboy cop. Luc Moretti is everything Ava knows to stay away from: a stubborn charmer with a hero-complex. But the more Ava gets to know Luc and his oddball family, the more she realizes that beneath the swagger and the blue uniform is a complex man who makes her heart beat too fast. Soon, Ava’s doing the unthinkable, and falling for the best of New York’s finest …

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Oct 27

Seized By Love by Melissa Foster

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Seized By Love by Melissa FosterSeized by Love by Melissa Foster
Series: Love In Bloom, The Ryders
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Friendship, Romance, Small Town Romance
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Lizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night to help pay for her younger sister’s education. To keep friends and family from finding out about her sexy secret, she’s put her social life on hold until her sister’s education is paid off and she can stop filming the webcast.

Blue Ryder fell hard for Lizzie Barber when he met her a year ago, and he hasn’t been able to get her off his mind since. Everything about the feisty little brunette, from her tight bod to her seductive smile, cuts straight to his heart. Though Lizzie has turned down every invitation he’s extended—Blue is not about to give up trying.

Renovating Lizzie’s kitchen brings Blue further into Lizzie’s life, and the oven is not the only thing heating up. One night and one powerful kiss changes everything. But when Lizzie’s secret is revealed and the safe bubble she’s hidden in shatters, true love may not be enough to put the pieces back together.
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Gods knows college can be a seriously pricey endeavor, so I thought it was really interesting how Lizzie put herself through college. And now that her little sister needs money for college, Lizzie has turned her college endeavor into the Naked Baker web series, which you can tell right from the beginning that Lizzie isn’t super excited about doing. I really thought this was an interesting way to start a book, and I really wanted to see where were going with Lizzie’s side job, and how she stays out of relationships because of it.

So I really liked the whole romance in this book, and I really liked the hero in the story Blue. First off he has an awesome and unique name, but he is also super hot and a very handy guy to have around in a pinch. But he’s also so much more than that. He really wears his heart on his sleeve, and it’s so cute to see how much he really likes our heroine, Lizzie.I liked how persistent he is in getting the girl he likes so much. But overall, I just thought he was a really nice guy, someone who cares a lot about the people around him, especially his family. He’s just so easy to like.

As for our heroine, well like I said earlier, she an inventive girl, especially when it comes to making sure everything she and her sister need get paid for. I loved how smart she is and that she is a really strong woman in general. She opened her own business after paying for herself to go to college, and now she spends her days running her business and her nights making sure her sister gets the same education that she got. But she also has this great personality too, she has this great kind of sassy side to her that really worked for me.

It was really easy to see how these two people would be interested in each other, they really worked well together as a couple and they had some really good chemistry. You could tell right from the beginning that Lizzie’s side job might cause some real problems for any future coupling she might be in, but you also knew it was going to be a fun ride to be on. This was a really sweet romance for me, and I have to say I did enjoy it.

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa also co-writes the Love on Rockwell Island series with New York Times bestselling author Bella Andre. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

Oct 27

Hendrix by Chelsea Camaron & M.J. Fields

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Hendrix by Chelsea Camaron & M.J. FieldsHendrix by Chelsea Camaron, M.J. Fields
Series: Caldwell Brothers #1
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
Genres: Alpha Guy, Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance
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Hendrix Caldwell wants nothing more than to revitalize the family bar—and tear down every last reminder of his no-good father. But business isn’t the only thing on his mind. An explosive encounter with a stranger at a charity masquerade is just the distraction he craves, with no names and no strings attached. For Hendrix, sex is casual, and love is a four-letter word. His commitment is to his brothers, his bar, and his bike. So why can’t he stop thinking about the naughty Cinderella who rocked his world, then left him—and her panties—behind?

Olivia Hemmingway knows fairytales are for little girls. Drowning in debt and hiding a shameful secret, she won’t be saved by a knight in tattooed armor, no matter how mind-blowing their one-night stand may have been. Olivia never expects to meet her masked lover again. But when she takes a job at Hendrix Caldwell’s bar, her sexy new boss seems all too familiar. And once the lights go out and the music is turned up, the sparks between them burn hotter than ever.
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So I went into this book thinking this book was going to be a bit on the darker side of things, I mean it certainly has that kind of look on the cover, and I was totally in the mood for some tortured characters. Plus I kind of liked that the setting around this book was going to be a bar, I’ve always found that you can meet some seriously interesting people while hanging out in a bar.

So Hendrix wasn’t nearly as dark as I thought he would be from the synopsis, but I still really enjoyed reading him. He is the product of a bad childhood home life. His father ran the bar, and well lets just say abusive alcoholic might be the nicest way to describe him, and that’s saying something. So after his mother dies, Hendrix is now in charge of the bar having kicked his father to the curb, and is decided he is now in charge of making sure the family is taken care of. I liked that he was so family oriented, and how protective he was of his family, I mean it makes sense given the life they grew up in, but it was great to see how invested he was in taking care of his family. Also I liked how even though he didn’t really have a lot of relationship experience, when he meet Olivia and things started progressing with her, he was really loyal to her.

As for Olivia, well I didn’t like her nearly as much as I wanted to. I think the author was trying to kind of make her likably awkward, but her awkwardness actually ended up making her a little bit hard to like, she just read as awkward to the point where it was harder for me to make a connection with her as a character. I liked that she was really hardworking, which was really my big plus for her character wise. Other than that she just came off a bit on the crazy side, I mean it wasn’t like she was psycho crazy, she was just weird, and I don’t think I was so much of a fan of it. I think if the crazy had been toned down just a little bit she would have been a lot more likable.

There was some steamy between the sheets scenes, and it was decently hot. The pace was pretty steady throughout the book, although there wasn’t enough drama for me, given that I really thought these characters were going to be more dark then they ended up being. If you like the author, or if you like quirky characters, then this might be a book that you want to check out.

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Oct 27

Wishes for Christmas Release Day Blast!

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by Fern Michaels
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Releasing Oct 27th, 2015
Kensington Books
New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels brings together the beloved heroines from two celebrated series—the Sisterhood and the Godmothers—for a holiday to remember…
This Christmas, instead of finding and punishing bad guys, all Maggie Spritzer wants is to bring a little more joy to the world—especially to a beloved teacher from her past. And as the Sisterhood unites to find her, they learn that no holiday treat is as fulfilling as giving to others…
Meanwhile, with a little help from the other Godmothers, Toots Loudenberry is preparing for Charleston’s annual holiday showcase of historic homes. But when the Godmothers sense trouble with one of the decorators, they must tackle a mystery and hope for a happy ending…
When Sisters and Godmothers unite, the result is a warm and wonderful holiday—with a special touch of magic…

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