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#BookReview – The Story Guy – ‘made me want to read more from this author.’

“THE STORY GUY is a powerful story that made me want to read more from this author.” ~ Under the Covers A LOT of people have been raving about this book so on a night when insomnia had its grips in me, I decided to pick this book up on a whim. Upon starting I knew there was something unique about this novella right away.

#BookReview: My Master Dmitri – 5 Star review, have you been Claimed?

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Have you ever read a book that kept you up all night? That by the time you finished it you realized that not only hadn’t you gotten much sleep but you were so wrapped up and absorbed in the story that you forgot to eat? Been so captivated that you want to grab every person you see and shove the book in their face until they’ve read it too? Let Master Dmitri welcome you to Club Sin in Claimed. This book rocked me in ways I didn’t know a book could. I haven’t really delved much into the world of BDSM erotica. I’ve read books with traces [...]

#FridayReads .99 – Arrested by Love + Under the Covers Reviews!!

“All three short stories are delightfully erotic and quick reads.” ~ Under the Covers Arrested By Love is compilations of three books from Ms. DePaul’s previous pseudonym, Ava Meyers. All three short stories are delightfully erotic and quick reads.

Book Review – Forever by Jacquelyn Frank

Review by: Stephanie at Paranormal Haven Two powerful souls now share the body of Jackson Waverly. On the brink of death, Jackson allowed the soul of Egyptian pharaoh Menes to be reborn into his body so that he may lead his Bodywalkers in their fight against evil. Menes wants his queen at his side and believes the fiery Marissa Anderson will be the perfect host and partner to Hatshepsut. The attraction between Jackson and Marissa is undeniably electric but for Menes’ mate to join him, Marissa will have to give up everything, including her life.

The Bawdy Book Blog Loved this book – A Most Scandalous Proposal

Review by The Bawdy Book Blog – thanks for an honest review! After watching her beloved sister Sophia pine over the ton’s Golden Boy for years, Miss Julia St. Claire has foresworn love and put herself firmly on the shelf. Unfortunately, her social-climbing mother and debt-ridden father have other ideas, and jump at the chance to marry Julia off to the newly-named Earl of Clivesden…the man of Sophia’s dreams.

#Sneak Peek & Fresh Fiction Reviews: “One look and she knew he is going to be trouble”

Fresh Fiction’s Annetta Sweetko reviews Ruthie Knox, ALONG CAME TROULBE – the second book in the Camelot series following HOW TO MISBEHAVE – enjoy! March 19, 2013 ALONG CAME TROUBLE is set in the fictional little town of Camelot in Ohio. Where everyone knows everyone and things are safe and quiet. At least they once were. Caleb Clark has a job to do and no one is going to stop him from protecting two women from the paparazzi that are hounding them. The one woman is Carly, the woman who was photographed with singing star Jamie Callahan, and Callahan’s sister Ellen who happens to also be Carly’s neighbor.

The Book Nympho rates CRAZY THING CALLED LOVE as Awesome!

Dallas TV morning show host Madelyn Cornish is poised, perfect, and unflappable, from her glossy smile to her sleek professionalism. No one knows that her iron will guards a shattered heart and memories of a man she’s determined to lock out. Until that man shows up at a morning meeting like a bad dream: Billy Wilkins, sexy hockey superstar in a tailspin—still skating, still fighting, and still her ex-husband.

An honest review from Shari @DelightedReader

Thanks Shari for this honest review! HOW TO MISBEHAVE launches the Camelot series & is on sale today! Check back for more about ALONG CAME TROUBLE (3/11) and FLIRTING WITH DISASTER (6/10) How to Misbehave by Ruthie Knox Genre: Contemporary (1999) Romance Series: Camelot, book #1 Sometimes I wish I could peek into Ruthie’s mind to see all the ideas she has for novels! Oh, the fun I would have just reading her mind I think! How to Misbehave is a short romance novel that is a prequel to Along Came Trouble, a full length novel, in the Camelot series about three siblings. You do not have to have read this book before Along Came Trouble, but why wouldn’t you? [...]

Review: Harlequin Junkies loves The Devil’s Thief by Samantha Kane + Giveaway!

Sara says: The Devil’s Thief by Samantha Kane is an highly amusing, delightfully fanciful, erotically charged, regency romp, that will leave you breathless and longing to read the second installment in the Saint’s Devil’s series. Following in her father’s footsteps, Julianna Harte, desperate for money for her foundling house, sneaks in to her neighbor’s house at night to steal a rare pearl. She is TDT met by an angry, naked man holding a gun on her. She is not prepared to be confronted by Alasdair Sharpe, nor is she prepared for the instant attraction that she feels towards him. Alasdair while angry finds it amusing that this unknown woman has snuck in to his bedroom. He also finds that he [...]

Review: The Reluctant Countess by Wendy Vella + Giveaway!

Check out the reviews on Goodreads – readers are loving THE RELUCTANT COUNTESS – reviewer Farrah tells us about the story – enjoy! Wendy’s book is on sale Monday — 1/14/2013 – comment to be eligible to win in our giveaway! Good luck!! The Reluctant Countess: A Loveswept Historical Romance Regal, poised, and elegant, Sophie, Countess of Monmouth, is everything that a highborn lady should be. But Sophie is hiding a past that is far from royal. When Patrick, Earl of Coulter, realizes that her story doesn’t add up, he resolves to find out the truth of what Sophie and her sister-in-law are concealing. Although Sophie has every reason to avoid him, the handsome and charismatic Patrick awakens something wicked [...]

Sneak – Chapter 1 Excerpt!! + Fresh Fiction reviews – How to Misbehave by Ruthie Knox

Fresh Fiction’s Annetta Sweetko reviews the first book in Ruthie’s Camelot series — enjoy!! Amber Clark is the program director for Camelot Community Center. Part of her job is to open every morning and close at 5 p.m. Most of the time that works just fine, but today the construction foreman is still puttering away and she can’t leave until he does. She isn’t even sure what his real name is, she never talked to him before, mostly because she is afraid she would make a fool of herself by showing her silly crush. Also complicating things is the weather and when the siren gives the warning she is expecting. She and “Him” have to go down into the basement [...]

Book Review: Bea Reviews – Until There Was You by Jessica Scott

Book Blurb: He plays by the rules, she’s not afraid to break them. Now these two strong-willed army captains will prove that opposites attract . . . A by-the-book captain with a West Point background, Captain Evan Loehr refuses to mix business with pleasure—except for an unguarded instance years ago when he succumbed to the deep sensuality of redheaded beauty Claire Montoya. From that moment on, though, Evan has been at odds with her, through two deployments to Iraq and back again. But when he is asked to train a team prepping for combat alongside Claire, battle-worn Evan is in for the fight of his life.

Book Review: Beneath A Rising Moon (Ripple Creek Werewolf #1) by Keri Arthur

by Bea’s Book Nook- Book copy: Keri Arthur, the New York Times bestselling author of the Riley Jenson Guardian series, takes readers to the werewolf reservation of Ripple Creek—where moon fever runs high and a savage murderer runs rampant. There’s no turning back for Neva Grant. To find a killer, she must seduce the boldest male in the Sinclair pack. Her twin sister lies in a hospital bed, fighting for her life, the fourth and only surviving victim of a vicious attacker. The werewolf rangers suspect the Sinclair pack, and the only way Neva can infiltrate their close-knit ranks is to unleash the wildness within and offer herself to Duncan Sinclair. Duncan’s appetite for women is legendary on the reservation. [...]

Book Review – Nightingale Way by Emily March

Review of – Nightingale Way……by Emily March This novel is our latest visit to enchanting Eternity Springs, in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The story centers around Jack Davenport, Black Ops mystery man, and wealthy owner of Eagle’s Way. The mansion sits atop a mountain, is visited by few, and is Jack’s very private retreat. Catherine Blackburn Davenport known as Cat, is a journalist that seems to find dangerous breaking stories. She just reported on a dog fighting conspiracy, that involves celebrities, and politicians alike. A fire bombing at her home demonstrates how much her life is in danger. Jack and Cat share a heartbreaking secret that tore their life and marriage apart. Now Cat needs protection. Jack will put [...]

Review from HEA USA Today: The Shadow Keepers!

The Shadow Keepers series is a hot, alluring fantasy ride through all types of paranormal species and love interests, spiced with a bit violence (sometimes a whole dash!). This makes J.K. Beck’s series a great world for readers to fall into. JK Beck writes of a world with justice for the paranormal society that sometimes spills into our own mundane human world. She writes of a world with lawyers, vampires, weres, strangers, killers and criminals, also of attraction and lust … a lot of lust. This review is a brief view of her Shadow Keepers books and the couples who dance through their pages.

HEA USA Today’s Joyce Lamb interviews R@R’s Molly O’Keefe!

Molly O’Keefe digs arguing as foreplay. Judging by how many romance heroes and heroines don’t get along when they first meet, I’m pretty sure lots of romance readers are on board with that. Molly joins us to talk about her new release, Can’t Buy Me Love; why she thinks her heroine has struck a nerve with some readers; why she stalks Tina Fey online; and how she thought about how to bust Friday Night Lights’ Riggins out of jail. By Joyce Lamb, USA TODAY Joyce: Welcome to HEA, Molly! What makes the chemistry sizzle so much between heroine Tara and hero Luc in Can’t Buy Me Love? Molly: I really liked the idea of two people who have created personas [...]

Joyce Lamb reviews Nora Roberts, THE WITNESS

Enjoy this captivating review by blogger, author Joyce Lamb, USA TODAY and find out why she loved Nora Roberts recent release, THE WITNESS – CAPTION Genre: Romantic suspense I don’t have much time to read these days, but I do have time to listen to audio books in the car. Recently, I took a long road trip from Washington, D.C., to Chicago and had lots of time to listen. So I chose Nora Roberts’ 200th published novel, The Witness. (I say 200th published novel, because you just know she’s written at least 40 after The Witness that haven’t been published yet.)

Book Review – Janet Webb encourages readers to try, Gentleman Undone, by Cecilia Grant

Reader & reviewer Janet Webb reviews one of the most up and coming authors in the historical romance genre, find out what she has to say – enjoy! A Gentleman Undone by Cecilia Grant From the back cover: “Lydia Slaughter understands the games men play—both in and out of the bedroom. Not afraid to bend the rules to suit her needs, she fleeces Will Blackshear outright. The Waterloo hero had his own daring agenda for the gaming tables of London’s gentlemen’s clubs. But now he antes up for a wager of wits and desire with Lydia, the streetwise temptress who keeps him at arm’s length.

What to read after THE PROPOSAL? Janet has a great Balogh list.

Thank you Janet Webb for the book list of what to read after THE PROPOSAL – a book long-awaited for by many a Balogh fan, enjoy! Along with everyone else, I’ve been waiting forever for Gwen’s story. I read it, loved it and immediately wanted to re-read every previous book in the Slightly and Simply catalogue. That’s all well and good but there are a LOT of books before The Proposal. Here’s my helpful annotated list of which books you might enjoy after you meet and fall in love with Gwendoline and her forthright hero Hugo. Be warned: spoilers lie ahead!

Book Review: Marlene gives you her take on Born To Darkness

Thanks Marlene! You can visit her on Reading Reality where she talks about romance and, well – everything! I grabbed Born to Darkness by Suzanne Brockmann because so many people have recommended her, but her Troubleshooters series is already on book 17, and if I liked it, well, the so many books, so little time problem reared its ugly head and spat at me. Born to Darkness is the first book in Brockmann’s Fighting Destiny series. and the readers who recommended her books were right. Born to Darkness is terrific romantic suspense. For this reader, Darkness has some added appeal, because this new series has a futuristic paranormal feel to it. Born to Darkness takes place in Boston, in a [...]

Guest Review from Danielle James – Sacrificial Magic

Guest Review from Danielle James – Sacrificial Magic – a suspenseful paranormal romance story that will have you coming back for more. When Chess Putnam is ordered by an infamous crime boss—who also happens to be her drug dealer—to use her powers as a witch to solve a grisly murder involving dark magic, she knows she must rise to the challenge. Adding to the intensity: Chess’s boyfriend, Terrible, doesn’t trust her, and Lex, the son of a rival crime lord, is trying to reignite the sparks between him and Chess.Plus there’s the little matter of Chess’s real job as a ghost hunter for the Church of Real Truth, investigating reports of a haunting at a school in the heart of [...]

Guest Review – REDWOOD BEND by Robyn Carr + Giveaway!

REDWOOD BEND reviewed By Kathy Altman, USA TODAY CAPTION Genre: Contemporary romance No longer content to live so far away from the only family she and her 5-year-old twins have, Army widow Katie Malone packs up her boys and heads to Virgin River, Calif., for the summer. She hopes to find somewhere nearby to settle — somewhere kid-friendly but not too close to her overprotective brother. After months of hiding out on one side of the country while her brother laid low on the other, waiting for his chance to testify against a murderer with mob connections — a chance that never arrived because the mobster was killed the morning of the trial — Katie and her boys desperately need [...]

HEA USA TODAY reviews RIDE WITH ME – Thanks Mandi!!

REVIEW By Mandi Schreiner , USA TODAY CAPTION Genre: Contemporary romance Tom Geiger is ready to cycle across the United States on the TransAmerica Trail. Planning to start in Oregon and ending up in Virginia, he is looking forward to a couple of months of peaceful cycling and sightseeing as he heads east. But his sister, Taryn, has other plans for him. Worried that he is too much of a loner, she secretly places an ad for a riding companion for him and finds someone named Alex. She arranges for Alex to meet Tom at the starting point of the trip, much to Tom’s dismay. But since Taryn is really his only friend, he doesn’t want to disappoint her. “Please, [...]

HEA USA Book Review of Stephanie Tyler’s Night Moves

Written By Lea Franczak, USA TODAY CAPTION Night Moves is the fourth book in Stephanie Tyler’s dark, fast-paced Shadow Force series, which chronicles the lives and loves of a group of tough elite Special Forces-trained mercenaries. Tyler’s crisp, gritty prose and dialogue suit these hard-core lethal warriors who embrace the adrenaline rush provided by the dangerous missions they undertake. A prologue takes readers back to when Kell Roberts and Reid Cormier met as young emotionally scarred adolescents living in the same foster home. They forged a tight bond that strengthened during their years in the military. Kell and Reid are as close, if not closer, than brothers. Kell and Reid continue to contend with the devastation caused by a Delta [...]

HEA USA reviews Hometown Girl by Mariah Stewart

Review written By Kathy Altman, USA TODAY CAPTION When I think of Mariah Stewart, I think of romantic suspense. Or I used to, anyway. In Stewart’s Hometown Girl, I discovered I’ve been missing out by not reading her Chesapeake Diaries series. In Hometown Girl, Brooke Bowers struggles to establish a life for herself and her young son back on the family farm in St. Dennis, Md. Two years earlier her husband was killed in Iraq, leaving Brooke heartbroken and in desperate need of the love and support only her hometown can provide. She works like a fiend as she finishes her degree and launches her cupcake business, but the one thing she can’t bring herself to do is become romantically [...]

USA HEA review A Lady Awakened by Cecilia Grant

Reviewed By Mandi Schreiner, USA TODAY CAPTION Genre: Historical romance A Lady Awakened is the debut book by Cecilia Grant, and I’m in love with this author’s voice. It is hard to explain why I love her style of writing so much, but as I read I didn’t want to miss a single word. It is a similar reading experience as to when I read Joanna Bourne books. The way she creates her sentences and the way she creates such small moments that end up so powerful really captivate me. This story is different in terms of the plot and how things unfold. Martha Russell is a recent widow, and because she didn’t have any children during her marriage (her [...]

HEA USA Today review Lover’s Leap by Emily March

Review written by Serena Chase, USA TODAY CAPTION Genre: Inspirational romance The small mountain town of Eternity Springs has a long memory — especially if a person’s past is less than pristine. Fortunately, however, the town also has a resident “angel” in Celeste Blessing, and that Harley-riding, spa-retreat-owning purveyor of romantic restoration is determined to bring hope and healing to the people of Eternity Springs. In Lover’s Leap, the fourth book in Emily March’s Eternity Springs series, Celeste is at it again. And this time she hopes to redeem more than romance — she aims to restore a family that was torn apart before it ever had a chance to begin. Here’s the sitch: Sarah Reese is thrilled to win [...]

FREE Excerpt – Ride With Me – Ruthie Knox

Order Now, just $2.99! Here’s what readers are saying . . . “A sweet yet sultry, honest and heart-tugging ride. Everything a love story should be!” Carly Phillips, New York Times Bestselling Author “Sexy, hilarious, poignant and just plain fun, RIDE WITH ME is a fantastic debut!” – Bestselling author Leslie Kelly “A fantastic, sexy, and fun story! Ruthie Knox’s, RIDE WITH ME, was a delight to read.” Jill Shalvis, NYT Best Selling Author “Ride With Me, is a unique kind of road trip with the best kind of bumps and curves!” Sandra Hill, New York Times Best Selling Author “Smart, sexy, and downright fun–I loved every moment of the ride!” Julie James, National Bestselling Author “Ruthie Knox writes a [...]

HEA at USA – Book Review of Sweet Revenge by Christy Reece

Sweet Reward Review written by – Mary Grzesik, USA TODAY CAPTION Sweet Revenge is Christy Reece’s latest Last Chance Rescue novel, and it starts off with a heart-racing, daring rescue. Dylan Savage, a Last Chance Rescue operative, is sneaking into a house to rescue kidnapped schoolteacher Jamie Kendrick. This first scene is very telling about these two characters. When Dylan reaches the room where Jamie is held, she jumps on his back. Not wanting to hurt her, he drops to the floor. She says in a raspy voice, “Touch me and I’ll kill you.” Dylan feels admiration and compassion at the same time. He’s relieved that she’s “tough.” Dylan reassures Jamie that he is there to rescue her, but she [...]

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One lost engagement ring Two lost cell phones :/ One wrong number . . . Could it lead Poppy Wyatt to Mr. Right?