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BLURRED by Kim Karr

When he lost the only woman he’d ever loved, it seemed there was nothing left to live for. Even as a boy, all Ben Covington ever wanted was to spend forever with Dahlia London, the beautiful girl next door…then one life-altering decision tore them apart and he was forced to leave her. Now, despite having returned to win her back, he’s still alone. She’s with someone else—someone she’s never going to leave. Resigned to a future without his former girlfriend, Ben numbs his broken heart in a haze of liquor and women. But then the only woman who ever even turned his head while he was with his girl reappears unexpectedly. And he’s never forgotten their one incredible night together. [...]

CRAVE THE NIGHT by Lara Adrian

Born and raised to be an emotionless killing machine, Nathan is one of the most lethal Breed vampires in existence. A key member of the Order—an elite group of warriors charged with protecting both mortals and vampires—Nathan executes each mission with flawless precision and a total lack of mercy. Now he must pursue a powerful, hidden enemy. But Nathan’s hard discipline and training are no match for the fierce pull he feels toward a young woman he has no right to desire—a woman of wealth and high social standing who has long been promised to another Breed male, and who may also prove to be the key to rooting out Nathan’s elusive quarry. Jordana lives a life of glittering privilege [...]

VIRGIN by Radhika Sanghani

“VIRGINVIRGINVIRGIN. I hated the word. I hated it just as much as I hated the fact that I was one. It wasn’t fair–why did I have to be the only non-deformed, non-religious girl stuck with an untouched inner lotus at the age of twenty-one?” Virgins and deflowering tales: Erotica ruined what historical romance worked diligently to romanticize for me during my formative years. I’m sure I’m not the only person who rolls their eyes when we see “virgin” attached to the heroine who ends up being unbelievably skillful in the sack. I don’t know about you, but virginity to me is almost sacred. I blame it on the nuns who raised me and were this short of saying that I [...]

ONE NIGHT PROMISED by Jodi Ellen Malpas

I’m not going to sugarcoat it. M, the hero of One Night: Desired, the newest novel from Jodi Ellen Malpas, the author of the bestselling This Man trilogy, is not likeable. There were so many times when I wanted to scream at Livy, the heroine, for continuing to return to him even when he acts like a complete jerk. But I think she kept going back to him for the same reason I enjoyed reading this – I was intrigued. Olivia “Livy” Taylor is twenty-four and a waitress in a London bistro. She had a rough childhood and was raised by her grandmother, with whom she still lives. One day, a handsome customer in a business suit orders a coffee [...]

New FIFTY SHADES Trailer!

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for since Beyonce dropped a teaser on her Instagram earlier this week. The new Fifty Shades of Grey trailer has arrived. Is it hot enough for you? Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

HILLBILLY ROCKSTAR by Lorelei James

Devin McClain is every country music lover’s dream man, and he’s in danger. No one knows if the threat is coming from the “super” fans who basically stalk his every move, a jilted lover, or a jealous husband,. But management demands extra security measures be taken after a crew member is brutally attacked. Liberty Masterson is a former soldier, trained in elite personal security. She’s signed on to keep Devin safe posing as his personal assistant/girlfriend on their four month long tour.  While Liberty may not like the egotistical jerk, she’s more than up for the challenge of guarding him. Even if that means trading in her no nonsense style and combat boots for a look more suited to one [...]

Cover Reveal: UNTIL YOU FIND ME by Amber Hart

Today Amber Hart reveals the cover for her upcoming Flirt novel UNTIL YOU FIND ME! We hope this holds you over until the book comes out in November! Amber Hart pushes contemporary romance to its wildest limits in this heart-pounding novel, the story of a girl who travels to Africa to protect the legacy of one man . . . and stays for the love of another. Raven Moore, a twenty-year-old college student from Michigan, feels out of place in the beautiful, treacherous jungles of Cameroon, staying in the habitat where her father gave his life to help protect endangered gorillas. He left home years ago; now Raven refuses to return home until she unravels the truth about his last [...]

#HunkDay: Surfer Studs

A few weeks ago we focused on lifeguards for #HunkDay, but this week, we’re looking from the lifeguard stands and out into the water to check out the surfers. There’s something so alluring about a tanned, blonde California surfer, something both totally American and totally edgy. And that’s not even mentioning Australian surfers and Mexican surfers and East Coast surfers and..well, you get the idea. I’m a fan of pretty much any surfers, but especially the ones we’ve rounded up for today’s Hunk Day. Follow the rest of the hunks on the Romance at Random Facebook and Twitter and our Loveswept Pinterest page. Do you have a thing for surfers? Ever dated (or married–lucky!) a surfer? 1. I WANT TO BE WHERE THIS IS.   2. Can I [...]

Not Your Mother’s Lumberjack

There are certain iconic images that just stick with us. They become the norm, the traditional, the standard and everything that comes later is the ‘new.” If someone says the word lumberjack, what comes to mind? Most people think gruff manly men with beards, suspenders and flannel shirts. Many think hard drinkers, maple syrup, and a big blue ox. (This iconic image was twisted by Monty Python and his skit of “I’m a Lumberjack and I’m Okay” which began by embracing those stereotypes before morphing into cross-dressing. It was shocking and hilarious at the time.) That was then. This is now. So how has the lumberjack changed over time? Beards are more a thing of fashion now, not the weather [...]

THE GAME AND THE GOVERNESS by Kate Noble

This delightful romp of a story from the RITA Award-nominated author Kate Noble should be devoured in one sitting, if at all possible. The Earl of Ashby, an incorrigible sweetheart who immediately brings to mind the actor Simon Baker from The Mentalist with his lopsided, rakish smile, switches places with his secretary in order to prove that his easy life is due to good luck, not his title. The two wager a bet during a business trip to the town where Ashby was raised. The gambit: each man must win over the heart of a lady. For one man, it’s a silly distraction. For the other, the stakes are serious. Noble drops the two men at the Puffington Arms, home [...]

THE DOG PARK by Laura Caldwell

Stylist Jessica Champlin knows it takes more than a darling goldendoodle to save a marriage. She and her ex-husband, investigative journalist Sebastian Hess, had too many irreconcilable differences for even their beloved dog, Baxter, to heal. So they’ve agreed to joint custody, and life has settled into a prickly normalcy.  But when Baxter heroically rescues a child and the video footage goes viral, Jess and Sebastian are thrown together again, and her life takes some very unexpected twists. The line of dogwear she creates becomes wildly successful, and suddenly she’s in the spotlight with everyone watching—the press, the new guy she’s seeing, Sebastian and the past she never imagined she would face again. Soon there’s only one person by her [...]

Top Ten: Movie Meet-Cutes

A case of mistaken identity.   Getting stuck in a broken-down elevator.  Having adjoining seats on a delayed flight. In the “real world,” all of these are inconveniences. But, in a romantic comedy, these are called “meet cutes.” And they are romance gold – the literal “once upon a time.” When I was writing Just Like the Movies, there were dozens of romantic comedies that I wasn’t able to include, so I hope you’ll indulge me today as I channel my inner David Letterman and present…the Top Ten Best Movie Meet-Cutes!

DESIRED Sneak Peek #3

It’s here! It’s here! It’s here! It’s release day for DESIRED, the third CLUB SIN book. There are no words to possibly explain how excited I am for DESIRED to hit the e-reader shelves. It’s felt like a long journey for me and seemed to take forever to get here. I had been waiting to write DESIRED since CLAIMED. Now that it’s release day, I’m over the moon to share Kyler with you. He is by far my favorite Dom in the entire CLUB SIN series – though, Porter is slowly winning me over as I’m currently writing TAMED – but don’t tell Kyler that. He will always hold a special place in my heart, and I really do hope you enjoy him as much as I have. Today we’re [...]

ONLY WITH YOU by Lauren Layne

I’m going to hazard a guess that every reader of romance has a list of Book Boyfriends (goodness knows I certainly do). But what I recently realized is that I never thought about creating a list of Book BFFs. The reason for this is because after I read Only With You by Lauren Layne, the first book in her “The Best Mistake” series, I knew who I was going to put at the top of my list—the heroine, Sophie Dalton. I laughed with her, and then felt her pain when the hero, Grayson (Gray) Wyatt, acted like a total jerk towards her. Don’t get me wrong. Gray isn’t always a jerk with her, but during their first encounter, he wins [...]

DESIRED by Stacey Kennedy Tour, Your CLUB SIN Party Invite, and Giveaways!

It’s time for you to return to Club Sin! Stacey Kennedy turns up the heat with DESIRED, the third book in her irresistibly sexy series.   JOIN THE CLUB! JULY 22 – DESIRED Facebook Launch Party – Visit Stacey’s Facebook event page for a chance to win the swag featured below!   TOUR DATES   July 21– Romance at Random July 22 – Romance Addict Book Blog July 23 – Cocktails and Books July 24 – Steamy Guys After Dark July 25 – Turning Pages at Midnight   July 28 – Wendy Dawn’s Wicked World July 29 – Smutty Kitty July 30 – My Book Addiction and More July 31 – Manga Maniac Café August 1  - Girly Girl Book [...]

New Hottie Headed for REVENGE

Brian Hallisay (The Client List) has been cast in the upcoming fourth season of  Revenge.  Hallisay will play Ben, a local cop and a new friend of Jack — and a potential new love interest for Emily Thorne. I’m not looking for reasons to wish away the summer, but this might be one of them…

MASTERS OF SEX, Episode Two

This week we get a rare glimpse of Masters using both his heart and mind when he deals with a patient at his new hospital. But first, he has to deal with Virginia. While Virginia just expected she would be moving with Masters to Memorial Hospital to work on the study with him, Masters informs her it won’t be that easy. Greathouse feels he already took a chance allowing Masters to continue working on the sex study at Memorial; hiring Virginia would be too much. Virginia can’t even work as Masters secretary again since he’s already been assigned one. Masters first day at Memorial is anything but dull. First, he’s met at the entrance of the hospital by Betty and [...]

WITCHES OF THE EAST END, Episode Three

This episode contains several flashbacks that help us understand the delicate relationship between Joanna and Frederick. After catching a glimpse of The Kings Symbol branded on Frederick’s chest, Joanna finally comes to her senses and remembers why she should be at least somewhat hesitant when it comes to trusting her son. Yes, the evil mark that has been engraved in the torso of the two victims in East End is in fact, the same symbol that’s on Frederick’s chest. The King’s Symbol is the ultimate oath of loyalty to Joanna’s father, Frederick’s grandfather, the King of Asgard. During these flashbacks, we learn that Frederick betrayed his family at the portal. He admits that he loved, followed, and pretty much worshiped [...]

Cover Reveal: TEMPTING THE PLAYER by Kat Latham

Today Kat Latham reveals the cover for the third book in her London Players series. We hope this tides you over until the book comes out in November!   Libby Hart and Matt Ogden are perfect for each other—as friends. They’ve known each other for ages. They act as each other’s plus-ones. They even share custody of a dog. And if there’s always been a little spark between them, so what? It’s never been worth jeopardizing their friendship. Professional rugby player Matt is fighting for a starter position with the London Legends—and that’s not the only thing he’s fighting. A crippling fear of flying means he’s struggling to get his career off the ground. He has no time for a [...]

True Blood, Episode Five

** Spoiler Alert ** We’re just five episodes away from True Blood’s true death as Eric and Pam continue their quest to kill Sarah Newlin while Sookie grieves Alcide and everyone else plays musical beds. With Bon Temps victorious at Fangtasia, the episode opens with Eric back on his throne on the club’s stage as he orders Wylla to accompany him and Pam on his hunt for Sarah.  Wylla, however, wants nothing to do with it, and tells Eric she’ll help him find Sarah only if he releases her.  Eric, between a rock and a hard place and running out of time even faster than this season, takes the deal, and Wylla winds up sending him and Pam to Texas [...]

Books to Buy: New This Week

This week brings a novel from the creator of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a return to Club Sin, a YA novel with a cinematic twist, a sizzling short story collection, and more.

THE MAN PLAN by Tracy Anne Warren

What’s a girl to do when the man she’s loved her entire life thinks of her as a little sister? Worse, her own big sister was the one who broke his heart years earlier. For Ivy Grayson, the chance to get him to see her in a different light comes when she receives an unexpected invitation to move into his luxury New York apartment building. Manhattan also just happens to be the perfect place to pursue her wish to become a successful artist. But how many dreams can one woman expect to come true? Billionaire financier James Jordon has everything a man could want—except love. When Ivy’s family asks him to keep an eye on their “little girl” in the [...]

DESIRED by Stacey Kennedy

Since Fifty Shades of Gray exploded a couple of years ago, the erotic genre has been saturated by kinky billionaires who have a particular taste for virginal subs. I could only read so many versions of this trope before it started to get monotonous. I became wary of the bored Alphas and their surprisingly skilled virgin consorts. Some of these novels read like borderline porn; I’m one of those snobbish readers who believe that erotica, like nude paintings, is art. It should go beyond sex and, to paraphrase author Kyra Davis, each sexual encounter should be a revelation of some sort. Not just sex for sex. So after wading through some sub-par erotica, one of my favorite smexy paranormal writers, [...]

Hooked On Romance

It’s pretty hard to remember exactly when I got hooked on romance novels, although the first one I read is easy to recall.  Back in the Dark Ages (when I was a teenager) I remember loving the classic romances Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre (strangely I didn’t read Pride and Prejudice until grad school!) and they were required reading in tenth grade.  I’ve always been a voracious reader, and I remember reading all the Mary Stewart romantic suspense novels and loving them. But the book that sold me completely on romance novels during those teenage years was Kathleen Woodiwiss’s The Wolf and the Dove.  I’m sure I picked up the book originally because it was set in the medieval period, [...]

This Month in Multicultural Romance

We welcome author Alyssa Cole with her new monthly look at what’s happening in multicultural romances. This week, she talks short and sweet, short and sexy…. Just about everyone I know has been crazy busy lately. Whether it’s dealing with work, family, weddings, or new additions to the family, time seems to be a precious commodity lately. But just because you’re swamped doesn’t mean you have to stop reading. Here are a few multicultural novellas that sate your craving for a well-told romance without the commitment of a full-length book.    

THE FALL OF GRACE by Julia London

Grace Cabot, Julia London’s latest heroine, is full of surprises. She talks far too much, rarely thinks her schemes through, and in a lesser writer’s hands she’d be a wacky sidekick to the saintly, well-mannered protagonist. Instead, her endearing traits lift her off the page and into our hearts. Desperate to save her family from financial ruin, Grace throws herself upon a suitable marriage prospect. But instead of ensnaring the fun-loving Lord Amherst, she finds herself betrothed, under scandalous circumstances, to his brother Jeffrey, the tortured Earl of Merryton. Cautiously, Grace and Jeffrey begin to get to know each other beyond their fiery hot first encounter, although both have secrets they loathe to reveal. The sexual heat between the newlyweds [...]

Film News: ME BEFORE YOU by Jojo Moyes

If you haven’t read Me Before You by JoJo Moyes, you are missing something special. It was by far my favorite novel of last year, and now the book is being made into a film set for August 21 of next summer. The author wrote the screenplay, and it will be directed by Thea Sharrock who directed The Hollow Crown and Call The Midwife on BBC television. If you’re not familiar with the storyline, keep reading. If you love this book as much as I do, I’d love to hear your thoughts. They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has [...]

#HunkDay: Hot Guys On Boats

Let the summer time lovin’ continue with our Hunk Day! I was recently in Martha’s Vineyard and couldn’t help but daydream about the sailors and motorboat enthusiasts who took their boats out on the salty New England waters. I was in the harbor at sunset and it was so romantic that all I could imagine was being scooped up by a strong fisherman type. So instead of just daydreaming, I decided to do something about it. And that something is today’s Hunk Day! Enjoy…and catch the rest of the action on our Romance at Random Facebook and Twitter and our Loveswept Pinterest page. 1. This man is the stuff that New England dreams are made of…   2. What do you think he’s contemplating? “How is it [...]

JUST LIKE THE MOVIES by Kelly Fiore

Pretty and popular track star Marijke Monti is confident about almost everything – she’s got great friends, a great family, and she’s on her way to the State Track Championship. In fact, the only thing Marijke isn’t confident about is her relationship with Tommy Lawson.  Lily Spencer has spent her entire high school career preparing for the future – she’s participated in every extracurricular activity and volunteer committee she could. But, at home, she watches her mother go on date after date with dud-dudes, still searching for “the one.” Lily realizes that she’s about to graduate and still hasn’t even had a boyfriend. While they live on each other’s periphery at school, Lily and Marijke never seemed to have much [...]

Quiz: What’s Your Magical Warrior Power?

Whether I’m writing about the smokin’ hot pack of dragon-shifters in my Dragonfury novels (paranormal romances) or the sexy assassins in my medieval fantasy romance novels, the Circle of Seven Series, my goal is always the same. To give discerning readers a great story that not only entertains, but grabs hold of them at word one and never lets go. Since KNIGHT AVENGED (Montlake Romance), the second book in the Circle of Seven Series, just came out this week, I thought it would be fun to give readers an interactive quiz that when completed will help them find their magical warrior power. In KNIGHT AVENGED, Henrik, warrior, elite assassin and hero of the story, is able to gather the gloom [...]